The arrest of the Mayor of Baltimore, members of the Maryland Legislature, Hon, Henry may and others.
The city of Baltimore
, says the sun, of Saturday, was thrown into a fever of excitement yesterday morning by the announcement of the arrests during the preceding night of some of the most prominent citizens, including Mayor Brown
The authority came from Washington
, and special squads of Federal police were detailed for the work.
The first place known to have been entered was the editorial room of the Exchange
newspaper, the door of which was forced, and a file of unaccepted letters carried off. The police consisted of Lieutenant Bishop
and five of the Federal
police of the western district.--They then proceeded to the residence of Frank Key Howard
, one of the editors and proprietors, and took him into custody.
They next went to the editorial room of the South
newspaper, on the third floor of the Jarvis Building
, at the corner of Baltimore
and North streets, the correspondence of which was taken away, together with a file of the paper.
The residence of Thomas W. Hall
, the editor, was next visited, and his father was first arrested through mistake, but the policeman went to the room of Mr. Hall, Jr.
, and took him into custody.
About the same time a party of policemen visited the city residence of George William Brown
of the city, in Camden street, near Pleasant.
The house of the Mayor
is occupied at night by his brother, who was also arrested through mistake, but he soon convinced them that the Mayor
was at his country seat, near the Relay House
, on the Northern Central Railway.
A carriage was at once procured, and on reaching the country seat Mayor Brown
was arrested and brought to the city.
The residence of a gentleman on Chatham street, near Egbert
, was visited by the Federal
police, and he was required to leave his house in obedience to the mandate from Washington
He inquired by what authority he was thus arrested, and was informed that it was by the authority of the Provost Marshal
of Washington city
The residences of the following members of the House of Delegates were also visited, and those gentlemen arrested: Wm. G. Harrison
, Lawrence Sangston
S. Teackle Wallis
, T. P. Scott
, Henry M. Morfit
, Ross Winans
, and Henry M. Warfield
The city residence of Dr. J. Hanson Thomas
was visited, but he was in the country, and escaped until his return to the city yesterday morning, when he was taken into custody.
Charles H. Pitts
, was also in the country, but was arrested yesterday morning soon after reaching the city.
The residence of John C. Brune
, on Catharine street, was visited, but he was absent at the time, and up to late last night had not returned, and thus escaped arrest.
Dr. A. A. Lynch
, of the Senate, and L. G. Quinlan
and Robert M. Denison
, of the House of Delegates, from Baltimore county
, were arrested yesterday morning.
The carriage in which Mr. Quinlan
was brought to the city showed marks of rough usage, nearly all the glass having been broken.
When he reached the office of the Provost Marshal
, he pushed aside the policemen who accompanied him and walked into the office.
, a member of the regular police, was also arrested.
All of those arrested were taken to Fort McHenry
, these arrested during the night having been conveyed directly to that post.
Rumors were rife during the day that Gen. Benj. C. Howard
, the nominee of the Peace party for Governor
of the State
, had been arrested, but they could not be traced to any reliable source.
Other parties were also said to be in custody, but nothing could be learned through the police authorities of the matter.