69--the Baltimore riot.
Despatch from the President.
received a despatch from President Lincoln
this morning, stating that no more troops would pass through this city.
The following correspondence then took place between the governor and mayor and John W. Garrett
, president of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad:
The following note accompanies the correspondence:
and Mayor Brown
have advised that the Rhode Island
and Massachusetts volunteers (who were delayed at President Street
) be returned to Philadelphia
It is also understood that no more troops will be carried by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.--Baltimore Clipper, extra
, April 19.
The rattlesnake's Fangs.
The eighty-sixth anniversary of the fight at Lexington
was signalized, at Baltimore
yesterday, by the first blood shed north of Charleston
in the great Pro-Slavery Disunion Rebellion.
soldiery passing quietly and inoffensively through that city, in obedience to the orders of their Government, were assaulted by a vast Disunion mob, which first obstructed the Railroad, then blocked up the streets through which they were compelled to march, and passing rapidly from hooting and yelling to throwing showers of paving-stones, they at last wore out the patience of the troops by shooting three of them dead, and wounding several others, when the soldiers fired back, and stretched a few of the miscreants on the ground.
The mob then gave way sufficiently to allow the defenders of their country's Government and flag to push on to the depot of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, where they took the cars provided for them, and proceeded quietly to Washington
That the villains who fomented this attack are at once traitors and murderers, no loyal mind can doubt.
There is no pretence that Maryland
has seceded from the Union
--on the contrary, the most desperate efforts to plunge her into the abyss of rebellion have proved abortive.
She is among the States whose authorities, though sorely tried, stand firmly by the Government
and Flag of the Union
Yet, in full view of this fact, the Baltimore
secessionists held a great public meeting on Thursday morning, and were harangued by their leaders in the most exciting and treasonable language.
One of them, Wilson N. C. Carr
, announced himself as ready and willing to shoulder his musket for the defence of Southern homes and firesides.
His interrogatory whether the 75,000 minions of Lincoln
should pass over the soil of Maryland
to subjugate our sisters of the South
was. answered with deafening shouts of “No, never.”
Such was the direct and calculated incitement to the murderous attack of yesterday.
We rejoice to add that it resulted in the triumph of Loyalty and the Union
, and in the necessary proclamation of Martial Law
In every instance of collision between the Unionists and the secessionists up to this moment, the latter have not only been the aggressors, but the wanton, unprovoked, murderous aggressors.
How much longer is this to go on?
What can martial law in Baltimore
be worth if the traitors who instigated this assassination be not dealt with according to law
If the authorities of Maryland
do not suppress these murderous traitors, the United States
will be compelled to occupy Baltimore
with a force sufficient to preserve order and keep the way open to the city of Washington
This is no time for half measures.--N. Y. Tribune