Great Excitement in Ohio.
A UNITED STATES MARSHALL IN CUSTODY FOR ARRESTING HARBORERS OF FUGITIVE SLAVES -- FIGHTING THE STATE AND UNITED STATES AUTHORITIES.
CINCINNATI, Friday, May 29.
Deputy United States Marshal CHURCHILL and eleven assistants left this city Tuesday to arrest four persons, in Mechanicsburg, Champaign County, this State, charged with harboring fugitive slaves nine months ago. The arrests were made on Wednesday, when a writ of habeas corpus was taken out; but before it could be served, the United States officers, with their prisoners, were beyond the borders of the county. Another writ was taken out in Green County, and served by the Sheriff, assisted by a large crowd of civilians. The Unites States officers resisted, and several shots were exchanged, but, finally, the United States officers were overpowered, taken prisoners and brought to Springfield for trial for resisting the Sheriff in discharge of his duty. The greatest excitement prevailed.
The United States Marshal telegraphed the Secretary of the Interior to-day for instructions regarding the arrest and imprisonment of the United States officers at Springfield, but the nature of the instructions received in reply has not yet transpired. Judge LEAVITT, United States District Judge, issued a writ of habeas corpus to-day, and the Marshal has gone to Springfield to serve it. In case resistance is offered, it is reported that the United States troops will be called out.