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THE ASSASSIN OF MR. LINCOLN. I It appears that the assassin of Mr. Lincoln has soon t with his fate. It was scarcely possible that he Tould have escaped but few expected that the termi- ation of his career would have been so prompt,—and ,00 nearly resembling that of his victim. Tracked to a farm, near Port Royal, in Virginia, on the Rappahan- ockriver, he fired at one of the party who were in pur- suit. The shot was returned and with effect. He received the ball in his head,-lingered for three hours, and then expired. We give the few details that have reached us, in the News of the Week and if there re later arrivals before we go to press, the additional diligence will be found in the letter of our London Correspondent- or in our telegraphic despatch from the metropolis. *° A man named Harrold was captured with Booth. Mr. Stanton announces that the assassin of Mr. Seward is in custody; Junius Brutus Booth, a brother of Wilkes Booth, has also been apprehended and the Govern. ent, according to a declaration of the Secretary of State have got some clue to the origiu of the plot to take the life of the two chief men in the Union. Mr. Stanton affirms that the crime was organised in Canada, a approved at Richmond and that the assassin of se?ard is one of the party who robbed the St. Al- ban's bank, and then succeeded in crossing the British frontier. No doubt there was more than one person enaged in this atrocious crime; and that there was 80e ^t^ between them but we do not believe ?anyl?'"S ? in the Confederate party had ZflSitodo with it; it will turn out to be an isolated ?,? a few daring and unprincipled men, who think any few d,r i ti- I   L -en ?ination may be resorted to to further a purpose. As to Booth himself, we believe that he was iu?ane. Hc wrote a letter in November, which he de-  -th hi3 brother-in-law, Mr. John S. Clarke, S injunctions that it was for safe keeping Mr. Clarke opened it, after the assassination; and it has been published. It is written, throughout, in a tone which no sane man would have adopted and he then contemplated, by some means, making Nlr. Lincoln a prisoner. My love," he wrote, (as things etand to- day) is for the South alone. Nor do I deem it a disho- nour in attempting to make for her a prisoner of this man to whom she owes so much of misery." He appears to have inherited insanity. We have now before us the copy of a letter which his father, Junius Brutus Booth, addressed to Joseph Cowell, the celebrated American comedian; and the father of a vocalist who attained celebrity in England as Sam Cowell." This letter be- gins, Year of the Christ, Feb. 3,1834 of the planet, 5994. Exterior of Louisville Jail. Praise be to Allah! A vein of insanity runs through this epistle,—which could never have been written by a sane man. In one part of it he says-" The Hindoo religion is the only one I believe to be at all like truth. I feel so certain of it, that were this my last moment, and Death hang- iug over me, on the very eve to stifle what tiny spark was lingering in my heart, I would declare myself Hin- doo versus Mundrem." At this time Booth was walking about Louisville with nothing but a blanket to cover him. But, as we have observed, there must have been se- veral men concerned in the wassiii.,ttio-.i,-atid all could not be insane. We heartily wish that they may ALL be taken, and appropriately punished; whilst we regret to see that the President and his Government appear re- solved to spill more blood in the South. From the 15th to the 18th of April, Sheriiau-tlie officer to whom, even more than to Grant, the present auspicious state of things for the North is owing—Sherman and John. stone were negociating, and concluded an armistice, and an agreement, which—as the Federal General declared, in an order of the day addressed to his soldiers- -would have established peace from the Potomac to the Rio Grande. But the Government at Washington have dis- avowed Sherman's acts; they have ordered the war to be vigorously prosecuted, and vested the command in Grant; ordering Meade, Sheridan, and Wright--Sher- man's subordinates—to push forward, regardless of order from anyone but Grant. The President has also made a speech, in which he states that the rebel leaders must be punished and impoverished and their social posi- tions destroyed whilst the Union men are to be remu- nerated from the pockets of those who have brought suffering on the country. Protesting, heartily, against the Standard's vulgar and personal abuse of Andrew Johnson, we regret to find that official thus apparently bent upon extreme measures measures which are more likely to make the South continue her resistance rather than resort to submission and thus cause more lives to be sacrificed in that most unjust war.







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