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The Capture of Booth!

A full account of the Proceedings!

Arrest of the doctor who attended him

EXCITEMENT in PHILADELHIA!

No tolration to Secess Sympathisers!

More Effects of Sherman's Amnesty!

Evacuation of Montgomery Alabama!

95,000 bales of cotton burned by Rebs

Large amount of other property destroyed by the Union Army!

Rebel Leaders in Canada Indicted by Canadian Jury!

Grant giving Notice to Johnston!

HE IS ASKING NEW TERMS!

Great Raid by Wilson's Cavalry.

They destroy an Immense amount of Property.

WASHINGTON, April 27. — The Star extra gives the following particulars of the capture of Booth.

To Lieut. Col. Baker, special detective of the War Department, and his admirably trained detective force, and to the 16th cavalry, active participators in these seizures of the criminals, the country owes a debt of gratitude for this timely service. It seems that a detachment of the 16th New York cavalry, numbering about 25 men, was despatched form this city on Monday, under the direction of Col. Baker, in command of Lieut. Daugherty, accompanied by some of Col. Baker's officers. All the cavalry, after leaving here, landed at Belleplain in the night, and at once started out in pursuit of Booth and Harrald, having previously ascertained from a colored man that they had crossed the river into Virginia at Swan Point in a small canoe hired by Booth from a man for thirty dollars. Proceeding on toward Bowling Green, some three miles from Port Royal, Lieut. Dougherty, who was in command of the cavalry, discovered that Booth and Harrald were concealed in a barn on the Garrett farm. A demand for surrender was made. Harrald was inclined at first to accede to the request, but Booth accused him of cowardice. Then Booth preemptorily refused to surrender, and they made preparations to defend themselves. In order to take the conspirators alive, the barn was fired, and the flames getting too hot for Harrald he approached the door of the barn and signified his willingness to be taken prisoner. The door was then opened sufficiently to allow Harrald to put his arms through that he might be handcuffed. As an officer was about placing the irons upon Harrald's wrist, Booth fired upon the party from the barn, which was returned by a sergeant of the 16th New York, the ball striking Booth in the neck, from the effects of which he died in about four hours. Before breathing his last, he was asked if he had anything to say, when he replied "tell my mother that I died for my country."

The statement heretofore published that Booth had injured one of his legs by the falling of his horse has proved to be correct. After he was shot it was discovered that one of his legs was badly injured, and that he was compelled to wear an old shoe, and use crutches, which he had with him in the barn. Booth was shot about 4 o'clock in the morning, and died about 7 o'clock. Booth had upon his person some bills of exchange, but only $175 in treasury notes.

It appears that Booth and Harrold left Washington together on the night of the murder of the President, and passed through Leonardtown, Md., concealing themselves in the vicinity until opportunity was offered them to cross the river at Swan Point, which they did as above stated. The man who hired to Booth and his accomplice the boat on which they crossed the river was captured, we understand, but afterward made his escape.

Harrold has been lodged in a secure place.

Bowling Green, near which place Booth was killed, is a post village, and the capital of Caroline county, Va., on the road from Richmond to Fredericksburg, 45 miles north of the former place. Port Royal is a post village in Caroline county, Va., on the right bank of the Rappahannock river, 22 miles below Fredericksburg.

Booth and Harrold reached Garrett's some days ago, Booth walking on crutches. A party of four or five accompanied them, who spoke of Booth as a wounded Marylander on his way home, and that they wished to leave him there a short time, and would take him away by the 26th. Yesterday Booth limped somewhat, and walked on crutches about the place, complaining of his ankle, &c. He and Harrold regularly took their meals at the house, and Booth kept up an appearance of wealth. One day at the dinner table the conversation turned on the assassination of President Lincoln, when Booth denounced the assassination in the severest terms, saying that there was no punishment severe enough for the perpetrator. At another time some one said in Booth's presence that rewards amounting to $200,000 had been offered for Booth, and that he would like to catch him, when Booth replied, "yes, it would be a good hand, but the amount would doubtless soon be increased to $500,000."

The two Garrets who lived on the place allege that they had no idea that these parties were Booth and Harrold, or were any other than what their friends represented them, paroled confederate soldiers on their way home. They also say that when the cavalry appeared in that neighborhood, and they heard that they were looking for the assassins, that they sent word to them that these two men were in the place; in other words, they assert that they are entirely innocent of giving the assassins aid and comfort, knowing them to be such.

The "Idea," the tug-boat, reached here at 2 o'clock last night with Harrold, and the two men above referred to, as well as the body of Booth. Harrold was immediately put in a safe place. He thus far, it is stated, has shown no disposition to speak of the affair, but as he was known as a very talkative young man, he may soon resume the use of his tongue. Booth and Harrold were dressed in confederate gray new uniforms. Harrold was not otherwise disguised much. Booth's mustache had been cut off, apparently with scissors, and his beard allowed to grow, changing his appearance considerably. His hair had been cut somewhat shorter than he usually wore it.

Booth's body, which we have above described, was at once laid out on a bench, and a guard placed over it. The lips of the corpse are tightly compressed, and the blood has settled in the lower part of the face and neck. Otherwise the face is pale, and wears a wild, haggard look, indicating exposure to the elements, and a rough experience in his skulking flight. His hair is disarranged and dirty, and apparently had not been combed since he took his fight. The head and breast are alone exposed to view, the lower portions of the body, including the hands and feet, being covered with a tarpaulin.

The shot which terminated his accursed life entered on the left side at the back of the neck at a point, curious enough, not far distant from that in which his victim, our lamented President, was shot.

No orders have yet been given as to what disposition will be made of the body. Large numbers of persons have been seeking admission to the navy yard to-day, to get a sight of the body, and to hear the particulars, but none, excepting the workmen, the officers of the yard, and those holding orders from the Department, are allowed to enter.

A Spencer carbine which Booth had with him in the barn at the time he was shot by Serg't Corbett, and a large knife with blood on it, supposed to be the one with which Booth cut Maj. Rathburn in the theatre box on the night of the murder of President Lincoln, and which was found on Booth's body, have been brought to the city. The carbine and knife are now in the possession of Col. Baker at his office. The bills of exchange, which were for a considerable sum, found on Booth's person, were drawn on banks in Canada, in October last. About this time Booth was known to be [Here the report stops.]

NEW YORK, April 27. — The following is the statement of Sergt. Corbett: On Tuesday afternoon my superior officer, Lieut. Ed. P. Douglas, received notice that two persons answering to the description of Booth and his accomplice, Harrold were concealed in a barn on the place of Henry Garrett, about three miles from Port Royal, in the direction of Bowling Green. There we captured a man named Jett, who ferried Booth and his companions across the Potomac. At first he denied knowing about the matter, but when threatened with death if he did not reveal the spot where the assassins were secreted, he told us where they could be found, and piloted us to the place. Booth and Harrold reached there about dusk on Tuesday evening. The barn was at once surrounded by cavalry, and some of our party engaged in conversation with Booth from the outside. He was commanded to surrender several times, but made no reply to the demand save that "if you want me you must take me." When first asked to surrender he asked, "who do you take me for?" A short time after, in response to the question as as to whether there was anybody else with him in the barn, he stated that he was the only person in the building; that his companion, Harrold, had taken another direction, and was beyond the reach of capture. At 3 o'clock, or a little after, the barn was fired. Before the flames were kindled Booth had the advantage of us in respect to light; he could see us, but we could not see him; but after that the tables were turned against him — we could see him plainly, but could not be seen by him. The flames appeared to confuse him, and he made a spring toward the door as if to attempt to force his way out. As he passed by one of the crevices in the barn I fired at him. I aimed at his body. I did not want to kill him. I took deliberate aim at his shoulder, but my aim was too high — the ball struck him in the head, just below the right ear, and passing through came out about an inch above the left ear. I think he stooped to pick up something just as I fired, and that may account for his receiving the ball in the head. I was not over 8 or 10 yards distant from him when I fired.

I was afraid if I did not wound him he would kill some of our men. After he was wounded I went into the barn. Booth was lying in a reclining position on the floor. I asked him "where are you wounded?" He replied in a feeble voice, his eye-balls glaring with a peculiar brilliancy, "in the head — you have finished me." He was then carried out of the burning building into the open air, where he died about two hours and a half afterward. About an hour before he breathed his last, he prayed for us to shoot him through the heart, and thus end his misery. His sufferings appeared to be intense. Booth, although he could have killed several of our party, seemed to be afraid to fire. Mine was the only shot fired on either side. When he fell he had in his hand a six barreled revolver, and at his feet was lying a seven shooter, which he dropped after he was wounded. Two other revolvers were also near him. He declared that the arms belonged to him, and that Harrold had nothing to do with the murder. We gave him brandy, and four men went in search of a doctor, whom they found about four miles from the scene of the encounter, but when the doctor arrived Booth was dying. He did not talk much after receiving his wound. When asked if he had anything to say he replied, "I die for my country," and asked those standing by to tell his mother so. He did not deny his crime.