Secession music and pictures in Baltimore.
The Baltimore Gazette
, of the 12th inst, says:
Mention was made of the fact on Tuesday last that the music publishers of this city had been ordered by General Schenck
, through Provost Marshal Fish
, to stop the sale of all Southern or "Secession" music until further orders, and to send to the office of the latter official all such music then on hand, which order was compiled with.--Yesterday Mr. C. W. Miller
, of the firm of Miller
, Henry McCaffrey
, and George Willing, all music publishers, were summoned before Provost Marshal Fish
, who informed them that General Schenck
demanded the surrender of the plates of such music as had been suppressed, and also a parole to the effect that no more of such music would be published or sold by them.
These conditions were complied with and the gentlemen were discharged.
Later in the day, however, a
called at the respective places of business of these gentlemen, with the blank form of an oath, accompanied by a note from the Provost Marshal
, stating that the Commanding General
was unsatisfied with the conditions to which they had subscribed in the morning, requesting the parties respectively to sign the oath, or "parole," as the note styled it.
All the parties declined to sign the document, but subsequently signed one in a modified form.
The following order was issued by Gen. Schenck
on the 11th, with reference to the display of Confederate pictures:
Detective Pointier is hereby ordered to precede to any photographies or dealer of pictures in this city, and seize all pictures of rebel Generals
and statesmen which they are publicly or privately exposing for sale, as they have been repeatedly requested not to display such pictures for sale; and further more ordered by Marshal Van Nostrand
not to sell such pictures, and the sale of such pictures it hereby forbidden hereafter, unless by special permission of the military authorities.