gives some further particulars of the "Copperhead" riot there.
Three men, named Dolan
, Freet, and Rouke
, appeared to be the ring leaders.
, son of A. W. Crombie
, of this town, we believe, was the first person attacked.
commenced the quarrel with him, and, getting rather more than he bargained for, others came to his assistance, and all set upon Crombie
, and would have undoubtedly killed him, had not several of our good citizens interfered to save him. The row then became general, and every man known to the rioters as an "Abolitionist"--as Union men are now indiscriminately called"was set upon, whether engaged in quieting the disturbance or walking peaceably along the street, We were not present at the melees; but are informed that as many as forty or fifty persons seemed to be backing and urging on the rioters.
We are inclined to think this an exaggeration, but there were certainly enough to reflect seriously upon the credit our city.
Among the most seriously by the rioters were the following: Messrs. Crombie
, C D Sears
, Charles Chapin
, John Mickler
, Abram Morrison
, A W Crombie
, W C Sears
, S Goldman
, and many others were furiously assailed, but escaped with no injury of consequence.
As soon as one of the rioters pitched upon a man, a dozen would come to his assistance, and with blows and kicks disable him, and then attack a new victims.
As the alarm spread and our good citizens gathered, the rioters began to cool off, and quiet was finally restored.
The friends of the rioters hustled them out of town before any arrests were made, but on Monday last Rourke
was seen on the streets and promptly arrested by C. W. Bell
, City Marshal
heard the case and held the accused to answer.
He gave bail, and is now at liberty.
It is operantly reported that Rourke
has been in the rebel army, and is intending to return to the land of Secesh.
A piece of a Confederate five dollar note, picked up in the courtroom where the prisoner sat, strengthens this suspicion.
If he was innocent in this particular, why should be rid himself of the precious material?