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CITY OF IANCASTEE: , .
..pOBUSHJiU KVKRY THURSDAY MOKIUNG.
J1E0. W- MAC IIROY. EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR.
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Thursday MorniMg Aug. 3Q18gS
from, th LojUyUIo journal.
Tlio Orit HlotJ lit fc9JsvUlc.:
JTHtiHl BIOJI 03l81t.-:
f In common With every gooi ,oitijeii wo
.ocpty au J most gjncerdydcploro'Uie san
guinary; tulnults which, on Monday, the
6iTi iatt.l marked tha aniinl of liOUisVille
with ft drk and IneffiiceaUe stain. We
can . find jio words euflicieivily' Strong, lo
icpro8s our reprobation' of niob law mid
iiiob vipWric.- Our voico eyor Jins bci'ii
find qvor wilt be rniiiid.ngainst the. unlaw
ful exurciso of arbiU;uy,powcrVi'n by the
foVrrvlii peuple.. Y.'S hive always stiiytn
a:ii shull tvtr continua to shlve lo prc
cot it if po9ible when contcplted, and
6 rebuke it glumly and fuark ssly where it
')iH boon practiced. -In agovernraont like
burs, where tho .l iw tmenatcs from tho
p 'opli.; wbra the. poopitf ihomsclves aru nt
on:c tlie sovereign mid thesubjocts, s go
Vninn ivt intended to beau exam pU ti itation
t" tin? 'practicabiliiy of solf-governmeitt,
tlin s'rict m iilit.mnneo And observance of
1 ii !i 1 Krder. isofp iramount importance;
i peuuliaiy essontial to the safoty imd par
fi'MiivHt-'u of -the goyertfmiititif. .Al
ways r''proh(iisi'bl'', Hlways Jiiii'gerott, ah
ways dustrui'-tlvo Co publiu morals, public
pvnee AaJ pablio safety, tho prevaluwao of
mob spirit and the perpetration by a
mob of aM of 'violence even to the shed
4ing of HjoJ anij tlio d '.roy tij of life mid
proparty aro ra jst to M depreoatud hi a
A form ML'ularlv eOns:i Uted aii! fijQ.1
itninmilty. IIKO ou-rs, in wnii;",f !'
hi adiipW by mu'ual agreem nit, the pe); J
pie tluirujjvcj aro re illy the makers of (1ms
liwa we!l a U nu'ijeoU. Uircums .v
ec may palliate the en mity of the out
rige, but, no matter how groat the provd
eation, nothing except a necessity for re
olution ean altogntlur. excuse ihe 'commis'
sio a of any aot of popular violence v'
But when suoh, vlolent: has ben com
mitted, when the streets c-f our uit? arfc still
Klippary wiUi (he blood of cituons ruthless--
v- Ant fi.iwn 71 I 'urtiollV hu'ehored in ft
j. - - " - " "'j - - -- i
kvkMnnl- .fB.inliLM tn W wtlAII ltl) ilinVm
IHJlUOIIt VI Wl'.t lllij l i-nv
e n9 i still darkened with the nmoke of
burning houses, whose sruok'iiiif ruins at
test the depiu and intensity of the furious
indisuation and .terrible vengeance of an
incense 1 and outraged populace, we are I
mi - i f. r
tinwilliua nuiefly and without resistance to
suffer unscrupulous political partisans to
falsify tba truth of history, to abuse public
confidence, and to calumniate the cliarac:
tor'of native-born citizens nnd blander the
purity of the American party ;by ,fjrauJii:,
fontly nnd falsely charging native-born
eiiixc-us willL ItaVihs produced and betn
the riotous proceedings, knowing as we dd
and having tue power conclusively toprove
that tho work was not only commenced
but actually premeditated and pre-arranged
by the 'mierrtbU . foreigners, jsonie of
fury their own ouUageousaots producedr j
whom have fallen victims to tne popumr
We deeply lament and strongly con Jemn self to those real authors ol this intestine
the riotous excessos that were committed J strife, these internecine riots nnd murders
by some of pur native-born citltans upon J and house-burnings,, who wilfully and ma
tho day of tho eleotion and the' ensuing' lignantly, with seared nnd callous ronsci- "
night, but after a thorough, calm? cool, eiiccs;'aud black, envenomed hearts, pros
and sin preiuoed examination of all the cir- tituted their abilities and' derrfailed their
cumstanoes attending and preceding, tut
.1 i fi.a . l!..
COnneotcu wnti ihbso wi nuio imueivo,
we are forced to say, that, if ever any pow
. erful provocation could be pleaded for such
misdeed, it certainly ean be offered, jt
certainly should bo pleadedr upon this oo
asion, m behalf of the "Americans who
were engaged in tbeso most horrible riots.
For several weeks previqus to thojeleo.
tion the whole bevy of Sag-Nioht organs
in this city, wantonly and malignantly,
with an inexcusable violence't unexampled
in any previous political canvass, devoted
their columns daily to a most unwarranla
. lie denunciation and abuse not merely of
tbe principles of the American: party, but
of each and every individual member of it.
The man belonging to the party, weire in
disorimi'uately called "thieves,' murder
ers," "midnight assassins." "perjured
scoundrels," "traitors to God and their
country," nnd 'open and avowed enemios
of oil foreigners and catholics. ".; " False
hoods until llien inconceivable were shame
lessly promulgated. The basest passions &
most violent prejudices of theRomau Cath
olios and foreigners in our midst were ap
pealed to in the most inflammatory and in -cendiary
language , The foreigners were
taught to believe that they possessed rights
which were dearer and of higher import
than any wbioh a native born citizen oould
claim; that a foreigner and Catholio only
of all the citizens of the country were em
iaantly and truly patriotio; that they, from
' e very fact of their being foreigners and
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Catholics, had a mora proper appreciation
and wero entitled to utmost cxulusivo pri
vileges in, the-exercise of civil and religious
freedom; and that they, and not the con
atituiiou and the lawa, were the poculiar
guardians of our publiu institutions. They
were peisuoded that, these their dearest
rights ware about to be infringad; -llint
these, their peculiar privileges, were about
to be. taken away j;nnd- that their Liberties
were to be utterly destroyed by the rascal
ly Americans, who deservod to be driven
like venemous. Teptilo8 from every neigb
would be a blessing (9 the country and a
grateful sacrifice io heaven Usolf. , When
the most violent and debased passions and
prejudices of ignorant men bad been thus
infamously appealed to nnd aroused, they'
were falsely assured thai liic American par-1
ty was in a miserable minority, but, at theJ
some time they. were artfully and insidious- j
ly, and with unblushing. fiilaity told, that
tlie Americans intended by force to exclude
them from tho exercise of their right of
Biiffrago; and the- necessity for preparing
to exercise their privileges frith force mid
arraa was not only indirectly suggested, !
but plainly inculcated, ' - -
It is, not, therefore, matter f -very
great surprise that, these poor, miserable,
ignorant p6ople,:ibus wrought up almost
!o insanity by tlie vile falsehoods and" iii-
cendiary appeals of the demagogues who'
had undertaken to mislead ibem, imagined
it a duty which they owed alike to them
selves, their country, nnd their God, to
make a murderous onset on native-born
American chitons! to'mnsiAcw them in cold
bloo.l, and (',0 use tlivir own fearful watch
cry,) with guns and l iflws and pistols in
ihuh handsto 'sweep'the Amorlcans from
the streets,-'.' and to ''drive rfhem into the
riyer.". ATur, wlictitlvo bloody-nnd fatal
oii'!aiiiht had been begun by foreigners
and U Kiiau 0;ithulics upon peaceable und
unoffending American citizens, when the!
iiinoceirt bluoj of slaughtered victims red
dcneit street, and threshold, and cried for
vengeae.1 upon the inhuman and unprovo
ked murderer, eai k be wondered at thai
lintiye-born ei.iz -ns bci-nrou ma ldcneJ and
infuriated, and that, in hot hl.joJ and with-,
out refliiution, tln'y wilb tW strong 'livid
toi'lt summary vengennl-e upon the perpe
trators, of these 'cruet outrag8 Upon their
comrades. The law and .the liirai authori
ties,. unaided by a sufficient military force,
are powerless. The police, however effi
cient upon ordinary occasion, is unavail
ing to restrain thousands of infuriated men,
wlipn those who setk to. allav exciicment
and pre vent. violence Are met'
vlama'ions as "let me alone
! I diil noth
ing to 'the Irish, nii j my body is full of
shot aud balls from their gurijj','-:0r ''go
away! yon cannot Idamo m.; my poor bro
ther, who ha t given no. offence,. Jias been
shot down in cold blood;" or this "fir,
had you aeen one friend shot down on tho
right and aim; her on tho left, as I have to
day, you would not ask mo why I am exci
ted; look at my clothes,, spotted -with ihe
blood of r.'ij' friend; s.i'y uot a word to me;,
let me hlone t"; " '' ' ' " "' .' .'!
;tludepehdent of any oilier facts, the sim;
pie.' expressions nnd exclamations fslling
from the lips of individuals in either of the
parties engaged in these riots, and spoken
without deliberation diiilng'the lieatand
!... . r i.::..inT : l:.n-in
eXiiile'ment of the contest, plaiulv indicate
who were the aggressors and who were
merely the avengers of wrongs committed:
Ouo wronjr, howei ei cannot excuse an
other, and all concerned in these deeds of
dreadful carnacre aii'l lawless violenco are
guilty, inexcusably; guilty. Wo blame
those, who, with tlio red hand, and blood
shed and liouseliUiiitng Sought loavenge
their fallen comntdou, ns well, if not so
muob, as tho misftntblo and misguided per
petrators of the murderous outrages which
wero the commencement of these riots;
but the gf-eatest culpability, the most aw
ful responsibUity,.must and will attach it-
i manhood by -arousinpr and inflaming the
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nert pnjMuui ui out lureigicuuiu uikcii,.
and needlessly incitinrr them to the dread
ful deeds of violenoe wbioh originatedand
produced the depUmtble .riots and disor
ders which have forever stained the name,
of Jjuisyille . No. language can express
no pen can doliniato the utter abhorrence
and detestation with which such infamous
conduct should ever be denounced by CV'
erygoodj' honest and' honorable citizen. . i ....
'Weliave duohied tbat' neither the Amer
ican party nor, native-born citizens, were
responsible for the riots of the-eth of Atf
fust. We repbaf the declaration. ' Wo
will not attempt to deny, that, at some, of
the several, voting-places, there may have
been, upon the day of th election," an oc
casional Gst-fight, that men may have quar
reled rand kiiocVad each'.'othcr down,' or
even that, a perhaps - was; the fact in one
instance at.'lbe .Sixth;, ward polls,-, a' man
may have, been even- set upon- by .two or
three or more, and badly boaten.- ' Rijt we
assert without fear of snccessful contradic
tion, because we ku6w it is true, that at
none of the several polls was there any un
usual disturbance or any obstruction what
ever offered to voters of either party, great
er than has occurred at almost every elec
tion -where party lines were drawn, . that
has taken place in this city within the last
twenty years, nor even so great 114 had in
many instances existed' during warmly
contested electrons between the old Whig
and Democratic parties.
LANCASTER, OHIO, ; THURSDAY MORNING, AUG. SO, 1855"
Whatever minor disagreements and is-!
olated altercations may have occurred, and
even these we have been assured were
very few,) the' were incidental to the
pushing and crowding of the various , vo
ters at the polls and were not the cause of,
nor were they in any way connected with',
the shooting and killing and maiming of
innocent, nnptreiiding. and unsuspecting
Anienenn citizens, oy iriBii anu uerroans,
ill the quiet streets at a considerable' dis-l
lance irom tlie polls. -
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bloodshed committed by foreigners were,
..uuw w vjjh.v. nuLD , rtiiu
the commencement of tho riots. We have
promised our reaacrs to present 10 mem
mo prooi mai inese outrages were nrst
committed by foreigners, that guns were
first fired by foreigners, that the first
bloodshed Was the work of foreigners, and
that tho Americans had given no provoca
tion whatever for the commission of such
dreadful crimes. . . ; -:
Certificates and affidavits to this effect
have poured in upon us. Wo find it im-
fiossible for" us to publish at one time onc
lalf of those we, liavo,.'and are obliged, to
select from among them what we deem
sufficient for our purpose. . We publish to-1
day such only aa relato to the no'.s in the
Eighth ward and. reserve those, referring
to the First ward liols for to-morrow.. .
We have not room to give a complotoan
. If ,1.' ..(Y? I I . ' 'II 1 . .
alysis of Ihcso affidavits, but it will be seen liberately stepped but of the house and fin
that, they are for the most part the uwn j iohed the murder of Rhodes,, within sight
statements of rosneetablo and reliable men;
why wore 'eyewitnesses of ; the matters to
which they depose. .. Some of them are
.sli)ttmeptii vpon with o(. fvrtifnera and
catholics, who lived in the immediate nuigli
borhood of the scor.e of the riot, nnd some
actually were great sufferers thereby.
From the testimony of : Mrs. . Caro'iiuo ,
Wall whose husband, nn Irishman mid a cd from the back of these building as stat
Roman Catholic, was in all, probability a-! ed by Mr. Lee. " " ' . '
Ity a- i
n.ong(hSe killed in Quinn's houses,) it There is the testimony lot every one' KnS
appears tliaL for some weeks previous (o read it carefully and ponder1 Upon it. No'"- P'Conneii baa dealt with tbedrm or h. t. Curd
the eleclion the Irish in the neighborhood candid man can do so without coming to tVJo
whero the riot occurred ha I been procur- the conclusion that the attack was made bv f"V'd punctual, boneet, end reliable man
I , i . i!.... . . ,. . . . : In bia bualiieu tranaacuon; and affiant believe, (he
lllg armsaild pi-epiiring for a light, an J ( tl.C Irish Upon unoffending native citizens tutemecu of O'Connell may be ImpHcitly relied on
lint on thc SaturJ iy night of the Ainori- without any provocation, and af:er all be : pl'l,1 -cdMrrence. w wtook
can toreii-iigui, procession snc nuu near.i
tliese Iuslime.-ay that "they mrt led io
the proctuion." .... ; ' ; .
.Joseph Mucker, a Oirman and a Caiho-
urtic-vi.-iunt mc (iiu-pnuu nuum uo rutnn vi , mui mo imni n nan uic oinj cnusc nuu ofjonnejl. ; She too has nude purchases
h,j those who opjosej the AW-JWAi'ltrrecouimencementof the riot; and (hat Hjfrorn h. t. Curd & Co.. and affiant makes
that she.saw many oftliem with arms, nnd . had been previously planned nnd Jelermln-j tj,e sam statements is' tile "abore about
heard them say thiil titty intended to attack ed upon among the Irish at least as long' t- - rf p HfiRn
lie, who JiveJ io one of QuinuV hnuse ' W11iia, s;,Je;vbB.wom,.tut, Abou.so'
( which were burneil.f savs there were sev- cto.it on ,Mniay urumoon, Auguat c, 1 wua eitUng
entti fiitf or i.nr hundred L-lthmrn livlmr in HU lliroo -othera on Ilia curbing on Tenth atreet, in
enitjive or one nvnuttU Jifttmcn lit 'Ilgin ffoutlrffinl(IA Weyd'a, al the corner of Teothnnd
that roW.JItld - tllPy ha I many Visitors of M,ln; tburo were three orfour aitinll boyt, from 10 to
thrfir niin'i-t'mn. lli.tl ilin-in., turn hr Ihriw 1 w " old, alttliig iinaii the carb, about 15 feet from
tlldll coun 13 men, Dial UUI lllg IWO orilireO Ua. ou Tenth atroel. While atttliig thut, three Iriah
Weekj pi'uceedin'r tlie election lie Saw mailP men came from the north aide of Mlu, between Tenth
P ., e P, . . 1 1 . 1 ' mm! Kieventb.-and, ptiMingua went about hulf way
Oltl.emofien With pistols end guns, . hnd between Moln and Murkcl, on Tenth, when they
Mtlfti'd. OH? Of tliem. WhO had several pistols 'turned di,d came backs nathey naa.ed tbe boye. In
"1""5""" , , . r" . I coming back, one o.ftlte boyt made aoine romark. nnd
Say, on the Saturday Ut?re the tr.'Cilon t:ie IrUlunun ImineJiulo.y drew out revolver and
,1 ,, , . j. ,1 t. , 1 rininn commenced flrlng-upon tu crowd, while we were
that he was rend if , that he had seen Quinn j ,liu (1,liutly tMig 0' lhe Cllr , imug up ,,, ren
Carrvinaf : arms .into Ills llOUSe. ftna tlllll.uown Main aireoi, lowarut cievenm. Atiapproacn
Quiun had insisted upon , his (lluckcr's)
voting, although Quiiinknew that he IIu
ckcr was not entitled to a vote. '' ' -
James F. Bickhan saw the Irisli, eight
or ten in number, on the morning of the e
i , i i . i i ,
ucnon, moulding a large quantity oi uui-
lelS in lUeCCl ar Or One Ollliese r.OUSes.ana
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Oil tlie same morning, from 10 tO 3 O clOCK
Thoi W Flarull saw numbers of these
liios. w.iia.oiisaw ntimucrs oi inese
Irishmen, ftimed With plPtolS and bOWie- ,
IrnivM nacciT in anrl nut from llin hollas'
umyes, passing in ana out trom me nouses
Wall's husband to receive
house. The wonien had slept i'rr their
cloths the previous night, so fts to be ready
to leave on the shortest notice, and
Ruby Do;M, and Elizabeth Dodd and Mar'
ffarct Dodd. ' USf daUirhterS. corroborate
II . I ... i. f , ' ; !.. f!A.,
all thess statements as to tbe preparations'
that had been made by the Irish in the
neighborhood of Main nnd Eleventh streets
It is plain to every ono that "those who
WereoppOsed 'to Know-Nottlingft," who:
1,. J (K..il..l, 1 K,.i;.,.. ilt (ir Amoi-i I
led these Irish to believe that the Amen-
CanprOCession would bo small and illSliga-
. , . . , ,. . .. .
ted them to make an attack Upon It, must
BllUiIe to thfl ilpmnri-orrupR Of the JSnnr-jNlcht
BIluaL 101 o cmaS g. "e! 'O'1" " o A,,V"J
party, Who have tllVJS lllllamed Hlld BlOUSeil
the iiassions of these noor wretches and
ine passions 01 tntse poor wieicncs anu
misled llieni to the commission of the bor
-:.i ...t.!,.l. 1 t. . ,i,.,
heirrhborhoodr ' This is the' key to the
iiu eiiuico niiieu tomi two hum . m
whole "of the subsequent proceedings." The 1
poor miserable Irisli were ted to believe that
the American parly was small, that Amor
ioans were their enemies, and . Xhat they
should treat them as enomiesv' It is tin
necessary for us to characterize such con
duct and the miscreants who could bo guil
ty of it na they deserve to bo characterized.
A discriminating publio will, without any
suggestions front us, place the fiat of con'
demnation npon oil who are guilty of such
consummate vileness. 1 "
j Mr. tt. H; Lee states that there was but
little or no fighting At the eighth ward polls
during the day and ' that the -foreigners
were not at any lime driven irom the polls.
. All the other deponents concur in their
history of the commencement of the
A few unarmed, unsuspecting and unoffen
ding American citizens were quietly seated
nt the corner of Tenth and Main street con
versldg together, harming no one, interfer
ing in no' way wilb any one."' These Irish
men went from this fort of Quinn's, filled
aa il nitrtaaAninllw flnnAnitaft ' lliilli niAii nnrl
ovrntr .IntiAnnrf anrl r.rl at lh inrrr.
- . j
Bud door-Ways to discharge their loaded
weapons. These men, armed each witlr
Slatruiicrui.visi uancu iiiiuuuu me lit
. . . . ..o
.r....nl.M nn.anl Vk.A(t1. it..
i ai lr,A AF. A mar cana and without r nn.
. ... . . - ..
whipped out their pistols and commonoed
.. ;:., ,w. ,v a -,.,1
firing indiscriminately among the Amert-
riinrancwharA rnliirnfirt immf fliatBlv Tnrtfl. ' lurougo vaa ".'I """"
Iu ( . . - , pruaneu njnoa wi, w tu.sivu, ns a uiidk. Hjan,
y pushing against One OI tbe Americans aome one struck athlm, and without a word oneof the
anrl wilhnTit viai-lnv 'tr npremohv all thra i Irhihniaa commenced Srlnga reeoWar. and then tha
and WltnoUt parley, or ceremony, ail tnree i,i, three cemmeneedSrlna. and abot at laaattwaa.
IT.?- CES3T CEtiyLtxicD GEORQB WASHINGTON.
The. first shot from their picket
Vuard was tho signal for irencral broad
' side from the ; houses alonir Main street-
whose' occupants were evidently waiting
for this . ign.lith iheirgun. in position
to commence firing, The scene is descn-
bed bv one or the witnesses asDresentinir!
. the appearance of"n sliest of flame." TheU ifoM,btZZ'ronm
street fortunately ;were quTel and Ur J'.V"wa.2
were KUI tow-, persons pSCMfrg, trtit everj
American within sight was made a target
for the bulleU of llieso bloo
iuvUi a wr uiiuuca w uio alia tviiu,
ho and Dougherty, also mortally wounded,
wer at tho time engaged in perfonning a
! triendly act towards U Uonncll; n Irisb-
man and a Uatliolie,
tho same time.:
have been the only 'Americans at tkat time
upon the square except those, who were
forced to flee from the pistols of three Irish
men who Commenced the attack at the cor
ner of Tenth street. Simultaneous with
this firing from Qninn's houses, two of the
Irish who happens J at the time lo be ont
of tlie fort, "garrisoned the coffee bouse , at
the corner of Market and Chapel and then
in accordance with the plan of operations
commenced firing upon all Americans pas-
It is not necessary here for us (o allude
to the inhuman .cruelty and cold-blooded
harbt-fity of the furocious creature who de-
nnd hearing of his own home nnd the dear
ones there, nor need we mention the fact
that there were two men at every window
of Quinn's houses as testified by Mr. White
nor that when the houses were attacked by
the Americans infuriated, crazed, by the
inhuman murder of their " friends.' there
wore some fifty Irishmen with puns escap-
CU tV Mr. Lee. ' '
, voting was over ai ine pons, and aiier me
riot in the Frist Ward had been suppress-
I before as the Saturday previous.
testivoSy Astothb riots ixthb Eicntfl
ed Cbapol atreet ahota wore flrod from toreml of the
wtndowa of tbe bouaea in uimrt row, on the north
tide of Main street. -- i aaw a man down on the pave
nient, whom 1 aflorwnrdi fvuud out wat Tboodore
Bhodei. 1 turned np L'tupet atreel; t I came to tbe
corner of Chapel and Market, I met two Irithraen,
u-hoio I believe to be two of thoae who had commenc
ed Hrlng at the cornor of Tenth and Main; they had
I iirLoI in thuir hftnds: thtw run into the colTee-iionsA t
f u, (h0 cornororchapoi ana Market atreets and fired
twice at mey went nun we ooor. ail paaeoa mey . . - . . rt ,1. t : J
tlainmed tbe door end eonimenci d fattening op tbe I bimsell Went to the house Of their friend
hous0, I rno until I mot aome Americana who had Mr M 0'nnnll an Irish rrrwr anrnor
wrnmoned t the apot by tho Sring; tbey went r. . M. V t,onneii, an insir gToeer, corner
u,wdl,1.Uou,eoltheeoriieof cap,.,".' Market:of Main and Chapel streets, in anofficeof
aa they upMoaclted tlie colfee-houso, aoverat ahott I -,,-. !,:,; nr!rl I ha rYionrliw
er nrefl at thorn from tbe upper wlnuowa or the
cr(rija.h.u,e. , ., . irWimeB ln'tne ,lou Mre.ed
wiudowa, aua nred
! from behind them until the tnindt were daabod lu hy
rocka thrown agninat them.
The houte waa
1 did not,
1 open laid the two n
npeh'Qiid the two lriRlininu wero capturod.
: aes tbo proi .-ediiigi
in me house.
I '"Rworn to and subscribed before me, thle 8th August,
WM. BOWDER8. .
........... . .. - -
"were liHlngonlbe ndewalk on the eonUi tide of
' Malt, ttreot. noa.1; tenth, lAultvllle, on tbe eveniugof,
Jiibn T. Trice on onth aari:' He andaerera! nthert
August Olh Intl., wneu time Irltuinen paaaeu more
going toward Market street, and in about Sve minulea
rjturiitd and passed through our company,- we were
cngAgcd In conversation, and wore very quiet. At
tlioy putted Uiror.yli ourcompriny, tuddvnl' and witb-
1 Aa nMha l.lim.n i.luil lit. knnd n nil
hnl at our company, and at once ourcrowd acatteeed,
hnd the three lriahmen abot at them with revolver
M. nm.. whan u.a iriabmen abot.
two or three aboUireflred by our company.
: company t waa io bad few ansa. 1 tuppoae, becauao'
f uwi10uworo fired by ibem .and I did not think tbey
bitd any krmt. 1 am positive no auote were urea uy
ourenmpanj until the Irhibmen wer about through.
1, uw nonsiiult nM.loorprorocationglven befnrethe
hot. wore ad by the irith. The in.h ran away un-
niunnner havi nrthot one .ofourco mpany in the arm
' nt the comer or tenth ed m.
We were all ukon.
I ran down Malnto-
.tu ciinDBl ttreot. and when near O'Uonnell'e rr
wheuaear O'Connell't gro-
t 1 . . . . . . . .
corv at Main una cnnpei t aaw two men in racuo
ald's bouse opposite.
and bearing th reoorl of ore
arms. 1 aaw
ore Rhodetttaggerand fall, and In
aulck succession eighteen or twenty shot were It red
from McDonald's, from above and below ttalre. Af
ter Rhodes fell, the shots were flrod at me, and took
nffi.At manv r t!,Mn. tn tVCftnitelPa hrtiiaa- I ilM mai
el tbe Instant know what lo do, and to stood tUll.
These eighteen or twenty anou were nrea witn great
raniditv. and occunied but a moment or two. 1 Buallr
runacroas Chapel and wae Bred at as I went, and the
Mhnt lAAk affect In a brick bouse across tba atreet aal
nn. . i wenton to Mnrketstreet, glad to get away, i
-waa not armed, and did notlhluk of havlnga dimculty
until Iba Irish began to shoot, and then 1 went down
Main to avoid being hurt. Rhodes waa thot down in
front of me, and I stopped. Rhodes waa unarmed,
and wat not .molesting any oner- There -were very
fownearblmorlnthe atreet when i he iwti itbot. Up
tothe time of this shoollng by tbe Irish I beard of no
disturbance on Main. ; . .
I am enga..d ., lb. UuUvlUo Jmm fticE .
subscribed, and itwora o before meiust etb,
''Having been c.i,.d epo'ioc.mf, Zl.r
of Mr. John T. Trice, I would- state that 1 hava been-
acquainted with him since lost February,' at which
time he entered himself by letter, to the church of
j wbiuh 1 am a member, end aino that lime Ihavo bad
at least weekly intercourse with bim. and from all tbat
1 hove seen ofhlm, 1 believe bim to baa quiet, peace-
ante man, anu v, vriu j ui weuturo eonntience.
Louisville, August 10, lfM.
Richard Marsh, being twom.rejs! I am 18 yean
Old, rcsiae on treon sirec., neiwee Fourteenth ana
oia, rcsiue on trreuu airec., ue.waea rourteoniu ana
Fineeiiib. Louieviue. That on Mondat eveuina. sth
' Th """? ." wla:.qulet -
ino ..ittDriiiii wrre vu inn minm w a i or nut tar.
, ly talking; noneoi mem woreiutoxicatea oroisturo-f
tng any one. 1 obsorved three Iriabmen coma from
,ui, iiiiumoD coma iruiu
oo the north aide of Main atreet,
Zii "pii thWh tb
and pasted throngh tba crowd, down tenth, towards
- , ; - - - a :
ilmathav reached market, sae. within flva anlnutaa.
i market, after turning round in tenth street about U1S
:i.-.Vi a..i. v" -T"i-'
i timetney reaoaea maraei, say
. . . . ... , i a a i .. - . v . . I .
,r ?!'"' w!1,n,i jrof revoivert, nring. . ,
and lby returned back to McDoBald'tgroeery whorat After tbe fir Commenced on Qttina S
they-camo ;ront tbera were a umber of Irishmen1. wuiiiiwuevu
ff ibmosw ttm f HcIkmMi it
to e need, torn running am way and asaa wiser
1 want oal Uuta lUeot. loha Hmy waa abat la th
tm, a. Lent la Ika up, aack a warn I kara a I oca
can, and arabakljr atlMni war aant; and the Irlaa ra.
- o. h. bTKattak.x. e. '
aaw appw. oaicr aworn, (Uk
worn, autaa: I am 17
Appiacaia, and ratida
j, ",ra Imi'u "
aaata and lanta airaata; i kara
Aicnara aaaraav raaa anal vtaw
W4a oeawraacM tharaia da-
in nan uia ri .1 ni mMMUK,anu K
lain Mreatte tba Sratatwa tot. and ikaa at i.rou
to Ike alia,, and aaainaraa Irhbaua anap a platol at
ran back la Cbapol atraat,and Ibra ran toward,
riarket at rant, and u j ran tbe Irlab trad at ana froai
Mcitoaald' f roearjr.
i - . . LEAKDKB appleoatx.
8ubrlbad and awora lo, Aucnat lb, lsj.
O. bf. STB ATT A U.K. P.
' af lebaci O'Conitall. on attk, anaa: I raalda on Iba
corner orChapal and Malnnraata, Loolrlllo,and keep
Ibara a trroearr Mora. On Ihe 61 h of Aujcml, intuut,
in tbe aharoooa, Tbaedore Rbodaa and liar Id Douga
ertyearae to tnjf frorerj; thajr were n; acqoalnuneea
A. frienda. Tbejr Informed ma that tbare were drunken
men (oinf about tbia part of the ally, and I bad bailer
clnae my grocery. I did at once; aa I ekxed tbe
doora Ibcy left and went on Ihe eideaalk; aa tber I en
my doora tome one flred from the opposite aide of tka
Iroetfrum the bouae of Mr. McDonald, a ear elerar
man, and waol belieee knew nolblna of It. Khodea
fU wben Iba abot vaa flrod, and died aoon aftor.
Ilougberljr waa alao abot, but I did not aee that.
-Dougherty and flbodea were beta qalei end prflly
aober. They aellher did nor eatd antthlng to glee
offenea to nny one. They were peaceable and rlerer,
well bebarad gentlemen. ithoeVea had Juat ahakea
bauda wilb my wife at tba door before he wae abot.
Immediately and alonec after Jlhodeiwaaahot.abotit
eeveateen thole were trod from the aatne bouae In
quick eueceaelon. Tba abota look eSeet In my honee,
and are now lo be teen by any one; one of them alrurk
me in the right leg. Wben these ahota were (red 1
taw no dlelurbaneeabd heard of none, and there waa
not tbe tlighinatcauea for 11, that 1 can Imagine, and
but for Ibeae ahota I believe there would hate been no
difficulty or dltturbanee: at any ratetbei were tbe be
ginning, and 1 am tare the eea of wnataiurwarda
occurred. 1 am aa Irtabman and a Calhullr. J ,
. MICHAEL O'COKXEtX. -
Bubacrlbed and aworn lo Ang. 8th. ISIS.
O. II. 8TKATTAK, Notary PobUe.
I, Joanna O'Connell. wife of Michael O'ConnelLon
oath any I hare heard the above affidavit of my hae-
rcao, uw iduw me aamo it true, ana t aaopt ana
make It part of thia affidavit. -
JOAK5A O 'CORNELL.
Subacrlbed and awora to before me. AuguelSlh,
leM. O. H. STRATTAX, K. V.
B. C. Hord ilatet that be la of the Srm of H. T. Cord
dt Co., murchanta of tbe city of Loulavllle. and la well
acqunluted with Michael O'Connell, who keeptegro-
. . ri,, c;,t n n Ilne.t ; r.n.;ni..l
whh Mr8. O'Connell. the wife of Michael
8 worn to and subscribed before C. W
Logan, Notary Public for Jefferson county,
this 9lh day of August, 1865.
C. W. LOGAN.
' Notary Public, aforesaid.
' Gsstlemen: At your request I attend
ed at the bouse ot Mr. David Dougherty
and took the following nffidavit, which I
here wi 1I1 em-lose.
SAM'L MATLACK. J. P. j. C.
. Drs. Thus.J Griffith and M. Thcm. .
Louisville, Aug. 8, 1855.
State of Kentucky, Jefferton county, id.:
This day David Dougherty states on
oath before the undersigned, a justice of
tlio peace for said county, that, on the
evening 01 juonuay, Aug. otn, load, a-
i bout 4 or 5 o'clock. Theodore Rhodes and
, ' . e, ; v
duty, we stepped , out, intending to so
v t... -i-.. : . ,i -dl-j..
I "UH,Bi v. ru uiu nna
8hot down, mortally wounded, and myself
, ., . ,. . . ..
t.liua 111 vug buuuiuci, ai ui, m aiuvi uvw vt ue
by an Irishman armed with a double-bar
reled cun, from the opposite side of the
a litre., ill UIC unaanuo wv ot e- aii:iuu-
. .. S . .1 : .1
aid 8 house. Previous to this there Was bo
street, in tlie passage way of J. McDon-
1 mu n nrnwrl no d mctillv and tint ftkxr
moD 1,0 rowa ao olCU Ity, ana UUI lew
unexpected as an earmquaKe it was ut
lerly unprovoked on our part either by
word or gesture. . There was up to that
time nobody shooting or knocking down.
An -1 atSe so far aa I rnulr!
Up Or flOWn llie Street, SO lar as 1 COUId
JATn OT . --
- ,.,. .... . -mn n'r
- Whilst talking With Mr. O'Connell I
.1 frn dnor anrl miiat hava
near tlie irons ooor na must nave
heard and seen any bustle or disturbance
on tbe street in that immediate neighborhood.-
. . DAVID DOUGHERTY.
, Subscribed and sworn to before me this
8th day of August, 1856. .-: v ?j
SAM'L MATLACK, J. P. J. a.,
I Certificate of Tbol. J. Griffiths, M.J),
T - j; .:..: M . n .. .t.
. I am attending pby SlClan on Mr. DaUgb
erfy; waa present when the above affidavit
3 ' . r . . .
j Was taken; am confident that said JJaugn-
,). fBil noasMion of Ilia reason
; rlJ waf ,n lne nu poMe.s,on m reason
, and judgement at the time the same was
I. k . v. .-....'
, tanen - v ; , . - -
Aug. 8, '55. THOS. J.' GRIFFITHS,
. ' , , , . '
Mrs. Rubey Dodd stales on oath that
tU regideJ ' .he We8, ,ide of Ele venlD
street just north of Main, Louisville. There
considerable disturbance and ex
citement amonsr the Irish livinr in Quinn s
t . ...... - ..J ,.., rnm
OOUSeS OH Main Street, ld that for
nearly two weeks before the late August
election she observed tbem armed passing
in and out of the alley in the rear ot Long's
and Quinn's bouses, and herrd euns and
pistols fired during the nights. . The Lone
, ; ri n j r t i. ,
bovs and Barney Uassedav she observed
frequen.ly wiih arms. " She was in con-
himiii iii fiaii si ijiii Liirm.
, Slant dread from them
She observed the Lone bovs end others.
--- . f '
nerhans 8 or 10 in all. inst before the fir-
J . .; - ,v-
g uvmurcuwu uu f u
u . , .
,1,. Mm,.t fnl an TTIambmiI.
owuoo a. w.
maI. rr IhMW at mma narmn. MiemM
down Main street in a urntture car, cut
they did not throw; presently I heard the
block, I saw a number of American assist
ing the woman and children to escaoe, and
carry their fnrailure ont through the nlk-y
WH-k of tbe houses, and wrce quantiiies
of furniture was brought to tlie other side
of 'lie street by them, and some of tl.e
ciowd told Mrs. Mullen to' call her sons
oat, that tlxsy would not kill them'. I have
since seen them nnd tby are not hurt.
"- Durinir the fire on said bouses, I observ
ed Edward Keyhoe and Pat. Lonr, and
some one else who I did not know; on top
of Lonjj's bouse with r;nns. Keyhoe u
living yet, for I have seen him sin- e.
. - KUBY VODu.
Subscribed and sworn to brfote me Au
gust 10, 1865. 0. H. STRATTA j.
We are daughters of Mrs. Ruby Dodd, ...
and fully concur in the statement aliove. .(
LL1ZABEIH DODD. j
MARGARET DODD. -
' ' Subscribed and sworn to August 10,
1855. O. II. STRATTAN, If. P.
UtcliarrJ II. Lee, one of the special po-.not
lice of Monday for ihe Eighth Ward, on
oath, savs: That he was on Jefferson St..
between Eleventh and Twelfth, at about 5
P. M., when be heard the report of fire-
aims on Main street. lie immediatolv l-ft
in tlie direction of the firing, accompanied
by Samuel While, also a policemnn. When
tbey got to the corner of Chapel nnd Miiiu ,
they fottnd Rhodes dead at tl.e corner.' '
We stooped djw n to pick l.im up, when
tne ansu commenced nrtng on us out ot
Quinn's Row, from the-opposite tide 'of -
tbe street. Tom. White, Samuel White, ;
Dougherty and affiant went across Main
street, when they wero fired upon again. ,
ai tins ore. uranam, who had got iu the ,
neighborhood, was shot and killed, " and j
Dougherty was wounded. Affiant then i
started home, which is on west side of E-j
leventh, between Main and Monroe, and as :
lle passed tlio corner of Eleventh, be was
fired at by, he thinks, a dozen puns from
.1. J rf . i;l;.i -
me winuuwivi Liong f liouse, wuirn is ine
nortleast corner of Eleventh nnd Main,
and owned by Quinn. None of the Amer
icans named above had or exhibited C re
arms. At that time there was no crowd
of Americans in sight, nor did affiant see
aimed Americans in the neighborhood.
Soon af.er wards the Americans assembled
in the neighborhood and werehot at from
ft. vrinrlMaaaa - aOt. .... 1 lm - t
the windows on Chapel st.""nnd corner of
Market, and here, Sam. White and Mel
bourne Scott were shot bat not killed. Af
ter leaving Chapel street this second time,
affiant was fired at from tbe back part of
Quinn's Row. on Main street Affiant saw
not less, lie thinks, than fifty persons run
out from tbe back part of Quinn's Row,
toward the canal, many of them armed
Affiant was at the Eighth ward polls
nearly all day, and states that at (hat place
there was little or no fighting, and the for
eigners were not driven off from the polls
at any lime. He made several Dutchmt n
put up Weapons, with which they came to
the poles, and which tbey exhibited in ono
or two little quarrels that sprang up.
HICHARD 1L LEE.
Jefferson county, act
Subscribed and sworn to before me, Au
J. I. DOZIER, Exm'r.
. Caroline Wall, wife of John Wall, on
oath, says: She is an Irishwoman; her bus
band is an Irishman, and a Romas Catho
lic. .On tbe evening of tbe C;h inst, about
6 o'clock. I was going home from the gro
cery of Mr. Brown, on Tenth nnd Market
streets, Louisville, passing down Eleventh
Street to Main; when I reached Main St.,
at Eleventh, I beard the report of firearms,
and looked up Main where it came, from,
and saw a man fall near Chapel street, and
a great many shots were fired in quick sue;
cession from the north side of Main street,
direct towards Chapel. The man who was
shot and fell I learned had just come out
of O'Connell's grocery, on the corner of
Main and .Chapel, in company with a man
named Dougherty; Rhodestlied in, a jew
moments, as I learned there, . There was
no crowd about at the time, and but very
few people, and no disturbance, save thai
caused by the shooting. Rhodes was not
disturbing any one when shot, that 1 know
of. I saw tbe shots fired from the windows
of Quinn's Row. I think Rhodes had a
carpel-bag in his hand wben shot I did
not know him, but was informed cn inqui
ry that his name was Rhodes. . Dougherty
was also shot a moment or two after. -, .' "
There were a great many Irishmen in
Quinn's Row,, some of whom were rela
tionsof my husband, and they were very
often together. . For some weeks previous,!
to the election ot the bin ol August, 1 85,
they (not my husband, were, pit pining
for a fight,. and procured, " and bad many,
arms, pistols, aud guns; and, on Saturday
night before the eleotion, I saw many -of
them with arms, and they had resolved,
Aeari them lay to, to attack the procession, bouse of Quinn, at tie jorthoast corner oil
. . . ..... , .l . t .V
but it turnoa.out, as they aitei wards loiii
my husband, to be too numerous, so ibey
lot il pass. . Tbey JufX,6 led to Believe
tbe procession would be small by thme who
opposed tlie JimvtJSointngt. mis i iiem u
them say. I saw many of them with arms
six or eight-days before the last election,
and they said they were ready for it.
I have not seen my busband since Mon
dey last, nor beard of him. I fear be was
finally induced to join them in Quinn's
Row. They had begged him to receive
arms in his bouse, but he declined. We;
did no Uve in Quiou'a Ro.Wiv c-. i
I t v-' .f 'v ; ' ' ber , '-- - (".
I .- CAROLINE WALL.
Jefferson county, set '
. ESTABLISHED IN JS26
Subscribed and sworn to before me, A
gust 10, 1866. - J, I. DOZIEil, Exm'r.
Basil Rhodes, on with, says: I am""tbe) -father
of Theodore Rhodes, who was kill4
on Monday evening, August 6th, iost., at
Main and C!ip su-eets, uisviUr. 1 reJ
side at the corner of M-iu and .Eleventh
streets. Chapel i between Tenth And ,
Eleventh streets. V' J -.
About 5 oVWk.'P, M .-of thitt iij, I
was sitting at my doer, when' I heard tlie
report of fire-arms, and, on looking tip
Main, I saw my son Theodore full at Main .
and Chapel. In aa instant, t heard 80 of
3J shout fired in rap'nt succession, so quick.
j as to seem to be a volley. .The shots were
tired from the north side of Main. - My eotf
whs on the south side of Main when he fell
I could see him distinctly; he aved hi
head, and was in a reclining positkrnhen
I saw amanrunfromtlie north .d of M;n
to within 10 or 12 feet of rr'Sow end de.
lilerAiely shoot at my son tiree times wKW
a revolver, when my too fell back and did
move again. Th6 man an at ones
back to Quinn's row, whence he earne
This all occurred iu a moment I had at
tlie moment I saw my sou Mt started to
wards him, bat the firina; from Quinn'a
row wa very rapid and 1 did not for a mo
ment or two apuronch sir son's body. ' I
saw he was duad, for be did not move af-
ter the man tired his pistol rt hi
time there was ao crowd in the
hifri. At this
no disturbance but tin; firing abote-nnmed.
l saw no crowd until soma time alter. - x.
removed the body of my son, and, while so
doing. I heard other reporu of ii re-anas,
and. lookinz around. aw young" Graham.
falL He died in a few tninetes. My son
had a family. He was shot in tbe neck
and in the forehead. Graham seemed -to
be corains towards me when he fell. ;
My son was a very tall man end Wore si
broad brim white hat," and wa easily Te
comiized at the distance I was from bim.
! While reclining he seemed to beckon with
!,! , i. - e t.t--: TJ wa
his hand to some one for help He was
sober, and a sober man in his habits. He
was very quiet, peaceable, and inoffensive,
as I think. Up to this lime there had been
no disturbance on Main in that part of the
ci:y . W R. RHODES.
Jefferson Countv, Set. ' '.'".
Subscribed and sWorn to before me AiH
.q, 1855. J. I. DOZIEil. Examiner.
Lester Parker, on oath, says tbat,on the
6:h of Aegust inst, the election day .about
4 or 5 o'clock, lie was going down Main,
between Fourth and Fifth streets, Louis
ville, and sw Theodore Rhodes just be
hind him. They walked on as far as Pick
ett's waiehouse, corner of Eighth & Main,
when nthant stopped and Rhodes went on
down Main towards Chapel. ' Rhodes had'
in his hand a carpet-sack. I hare Inown
bim for fourteen or fif een years well, and
know he was then sober and bad; always
been a very sober, hard-workiOg, hid jstrl
ous man. He was also a man remarkable
for bis peaceable and quiet disposition.'. I
never knew or heard of his quarreling' or
Ctrhtins in bit life. He was a man of
family. ' ' - , '; ;V, :
' A few moments after Rhodes left, me,,
snd not more than ten or fifteen,-. 1 hoard
the report of fire-armsand,lootIng dowif,
I saw that the firing proceeded from tlie
house of McDorald, an Irisb grocer, pn the
north side of M tin. opposite Chapel street,
from the alley above his bouse, also front
the house belonging to Mr. Ouinn', On the
corner of Eleventh and Main, occupied by
Dennis Riordan. The firing was very brisk
and Tapid; t least soma thirty shots wefe?
fired in a minute or sn; the flashes front .
tbe windows of McDonald's louse' Assum
ed the appearance of a shift of flame. -".At
the lima there was no crowd of persons in
the street; a few pep-ons wcto passingl'a-'
long live street, and very few." There wae
no tlUluibance there at the time, and no
considerable assemblage for'twenry or thir
ty minutes afterwards. A few shots erti
fired at McDonald's house - in fifteen or
twenty minutes after the first firing" fren
McDonald's. I -lire at- Portland, below
Louisville. : -Daring the - firev affiant Was
assisting to save 'the- proper;, when a-n
ttld Irishwoman cameoutof-oneof Qurtin'e
houses, and said to him affiant "oh, ir,
if it had not been for Burns, norie oftbU
tronble would Iwve happened; he "was tha
cause of all this shooting." '-
:; - PARKER:" '
; Subscribed and sworn to August 9,1865',
before me. O. II. STRATTAN. N. P; '
1 About 5 o'clock, P. M.,of Monday' Iarf
I was standing ou the northwest corner of"
Market and Eleventh e'retts.'wlien the'a(.
fiant heard the poWor nre-ririns on i .4faf
street. -Aftera few fire", atHutt ran dowa
to Main s reel, and when he got to the cor
ner. of Main and E even Ji be stopped, be
cause tl oi was a rapid increase of tbe fix',
ing; iq faei, tliere- seemed to be tic.: ictet
mis-ion between the sounds or cradling r
the fire arms. - One Jbong occupied tho
Maui ana a even n wamou-nat
ten or twelve two-story -tenements above
the one occupied oy .jjong.r jib imituj
occupied rooms above, in -the first, house)
east of Lopg's. . Wber. wi aessgot lo Main
street, hepia-ed himself in such a.positiork
as woald enaMebiratoseewliere tbesboot
in came from. He saw plainly that there
were two men tArjr window j Quinn S
houses exoept one. which wa the Bern-'
directly west of the house occupied by
McDonald. He saw that each of tlie men.
bad two doubled barreled guns or muskete
or pistols, nd be w tbem sbootmg 0Bt:
of the windowratlier.P. Mio: street.-,
The shooting continued with Incroad cel
erity for fifteen minutes afar be gH therev
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