The Federal troops have ‘"occupied"’ Baltimore
permanently, and have good quarters.
There is evidently as much feeling against them in that city as there was against the forces under General Gage
, which ‘"occupied"’ Boston at an early period of the Revolutionary War
. The citizens may be desirous of shielding their helpless families from the horrors of war, but already the spirit of the people breaks the restraints of prudence.
On Tuesday evening, while a squad of volunteers from the Federal Hill
camp were passing the corner of Pratt and Light streets, a demonstration was made towards them by a party of twenty or thirty persons, but some citizens interfered and prevented a collision.
A lot of arms belonging to the city of Baltimore
was, on Tuesday, taken possession of by a detachment of Gen. Butler
' s command and carried to Fort McHenry
The arrest of Mr. Winans
, according to the Sun
, was as follows :
The special train of yesterday evening, which brought to this city most of the members of the Legislature, just adjourned, stopped a few moments at the Relay House
.--While there an officer entered the cars, and approaching Mr. Winans
, a member of the House of Delegates from this city, who was sitting with Mr. Brune
on a front seat, courteously inquired if he were Mr. Winans
--who having assented, the officer said he wished to speak to him, and told him he had an order for his arrest from General Butler
. Mr. Winans
, who is an aged man, was then assisted from the car and to the office adjoining.
A guard was immediately placed before the door and the members of the Legislature, who rushed forward to inquire the cause of Mr. Winans
' arrest, were refused admittance.
, who was on the train, was allowed to see the officer, and on his return stated that he could get no satisfactory answer as to the reasons for Winans
' arrest, and that all offers of security for his reappearance were declined; also that Mr. Winans
would be taken good care of until his examination.
Great excitement was exhibited by the members of the Legislature on the train, which was detained but a few minutes.
, commanding the U. S. forces on Federal Hill
, issued a bombastic proclamation on Tuesday, announcing the purposes of the military demonstration towards the city of Baltimore
He declares those purposes to be to prevent the carrying out of ‘"rebellious or seditious purposes, "’ the seizure and confiscation of all arms, property, or munitions of war designed for the aid of rebellion; and to act with the corporate government of the city in the purposes set forth by the proclamation.
No transportation of articles to ‘"the rebels"’ fitted to aid and support troops in the field will be permitted; but the Government
will receive and pay for all such supplies, and an invitation is extended to those desiring to furnish such articles to put themselves in communication with the Commanding General
and the U. S. Assistant Quartermaster
, who is instructed to contract for forty thousand rations for the supply of the army.
All assemblages of armed bodies of men, except the ordinary police and those regularly commissioned by the State
and acting under the orders of the Governor
, are forbidden.
The proclamation further declares that infraction of the laws by the United States troops, or any disorderly or unsoldierly conduct, will be most rigorously punished, and the co-operation of citizens is solicited in exposing any such conduct, and in securing peace and quiet in the city, and with a certainty of its continuance, the resumption of business and the restoration of confidence.
The proclamation was much discussed and criticised.
An investigation by Dr. Bradford
, the Baltimore City Commissioner
, into the alleged case of poisoning of a soldier at the Relay House
, shows that though the case exhibited some of the symptoms similar to those produced by strychnine, they were produced not by that or any other poison, but were the results of exposure and of indulgence in improper food.
’ Gen. Butler,"
The Baltimore Sun says:
The surveyor of the port, acting under instructions from General Butler
, seized the schooner S. B Nelson
, Capt. Agnew
, of Snow Hill, Md.
, on suspicion of having on board arms intended for the South
The schooner was boarded at Bowly's Wharf by an officer and file of men, who, under the protection of the guns on the hill, moved the vessel across the basin, where she now lies, subject to an examination.
alleged the schooner was not loaded with munitions of war, but was freighted with goods intended for the Eastern Shore.