Ten . . . . . . FLIGHT'S END

WHERE was John Booth? Apparently in a dozen places. He was seen repeatedly in Pennsylvania--on a train from Reading to Pottsville, at Tamaqua, at Greensburg, at Titusville. The man at Greensburg, a Pittsburg dispatch said later, "is reliably stated not to be him." At Titusville the suspected person turned out to be John G. Stevens of Trenton. A mob of townsfolk was bent on shooting or hanging him, but after he had been identified by detectives he made a speech from a window of the hotel. While traveling, J. L. Chapman of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, was detained on three separate occasions in one day because of a strong resemblance to the fugitive. Daniel Hughes, a Brooklyn saloonkeeper, thought Booth had been in the Hughes establishment. The Chicago police apprehended J. F. Nagle, an actor at McVicker's Theater.

At Urbana, Ohio, a mustached gentleman said to the bellhop who was ushering him to a room in the hotel: "Is this window on an alley, or is there any way to get out of here?" The bellhop forthwith decided that the man (who later proved to be a railway official visiting the town on business) must unquestionably be Booth, and for a time all Urbana was in an uproar. An officer on a gunboat at Point Lookout, Maryland, was reported to have said that Booth and about twenty other conspirators were at large in St. Mary's County and that a cavalry squad had had a "collision" with them. Two men and a woman were arrested at Norfolk, Virginia, and a man was followed by detectives from Detroit to St. Mary's, Ontario, and there taken into custody. Fifteen miles south of Baltimore a man was captured who "answered almost


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