Ought to be Stopped

September 11, 1866


Suggests that a group of "negro" children should have been arrested for playing baseball, because their actions created a nuisance that the citizens of Church Hill should not have to live with.


Ought To Be Stopped. On Sunday last a gang of negroes were engaged from morning until near night in playing a game somewhat resembling baseball on the grounds of Bellevue building, corner of Twenty-second and Broad streets. A portion of the day was also spent by a parcel of white youths in pitching and tossing balls in the same vicinity, and the continual shouts of the two parties "were very annoying--indeed, almost intolerable--to the residents of that neighborhood. We hope the city police and county officers will take the matter in hand next, and if this violation of law and order is repeated, promptly arrest the offenders. The citizens of Church Hill surely have a right to protection from such nuisances as we have described.
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