Bloody Riots in Baltimore
THE AMERICAN PRIMARY ELECTIONS – BALLOT BOXES SMASHED AND SEVERAL MEN SHOT.
BALTIMORE, August 2, 1859.
The American party are holding their primary election tonight to select delegates to the City Nominating Convention. There is a great deal of rowdyism. The ballot boxes in the Twentieth ward have been smashed to pieces, and it is reported that in the Sixth ward two men have been shot. The struggle is between the rowdy and respectable portion of the party, and the indications are that the former will be successful.
NINE O’CLOCK P. M.
Pistols are being freely used in some localities. A man named Sullivan has just been arrested in the Sixth ward for firing a large horse pistol, loaded with slugs. Thos. Rowe has been shot in the knee, and Wm. Thompson in the leg. There are reports of violent proceedings in other parts of the city.