has ordered the vice police of Baltimore
to stop the sale of Confederate flags, badges and envelopes, and also the likenesses of President Davis
, Generals Beauregard
, and all persons citizens of the Confederate States
Persons wearing red
and white neck-ties
have been compelled to take them off, under the threat that if they refused they would be taken to the station-house.
One gentleman had exposed in the show-case of his store a pair of infant's socks, knit of red
He was compelled to remove them, the vice policemen asserting that the colors were those of the Confederates
The Exchange says:
All day Thursday the police were busily doing this dirty work.
Some of them felt that they were engaged in a low business, and in some few instances apologized for their conduct, remarking that want of bread alone compelled them to be the tools of their superiors.
The little boys on the street, who have been earning a living for their widowed mothers and destitute brothers and sisters, were stopped and warned that if they continued to sell the songs they would be arrested.
Accordingly, ‘"Abe's Lament"’ will no longer be heard on the streets.