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DUEADPUL ItlOT IN PHILADELPHIA ! HOUSES BURNED, AND SEVERAL PER SONS KILLED AND WOUNDED!! We bare further details of the riot in Philadelphia, by the Inquirer, the only paper received by t'e southern mail. From tbe Philadelphia Inquirer. It is with sincere regret tbat we record the occur rence of one of tbe most dreadTul and sanguinary riots that has taken place for many years in our city, bo far as we have been able to collect the particulars, it I " j. . . . ppears that a gang of men and boys, amounting, it IS said, to Several nunttreus, auu uiusiiy armeu wim euns. pistols or knives, hovered about St. Mary's Street, WUICU IB cuieuy luuauuc vj wwi,. y j j. 1 and those not of a decent and orderly class, generally speaking. At the same time, there were several knots or crowds of colored men hanging about, and two or three collisions occurred. This was the state of things shortly after nine o clock. Before ten, an attack was made upon a tavern at tbe corner of Sixth and St. Mary streets, called tbe Cal-foroia House. This place was kept by a colored man, who was reported to be married, or at any rate, living with a white woman, w netner sucn were rsauv tne case, or merely a rumor, circulated to excite popular indignation, it is not in our power to , O- , , , , a ,, . I At mi rate, the house was soon in flames, the n- mates r!rivfl nut and fired ODOn. With many Other I colored persons men, women ana cuuuiwu wuv were aoen flvino from their houses in extreme terror chased by gangs, who pelted them with brickbats, and fired after them with guns and pistols. Several wre said to be wounded, ana u was stauxi uu more than one was killed ; but this report we could not lify- ,-x: The assailant art aescriDeo as oemg cuiupuacu, 01 the "K'Uers" and other and similar associations of disturbers of the public peace. Meanwhilethe fire made raiid progress but several Engine and Hose Companies were soon npon the around. And here a truly frighful scene occurred. The firemen who went totbe eonnaiTTation ior sue y,j- perty, were fired upon, not in sol-tary eases but actually in a running fire and by volley of several guns andpistoU at once ths rioters being oat in very strong force. .... They were also assailed with showers of brick -bats and their hnaa nt in evwrv direction. In a word, the first companies that arrived were compelled, aa the only mode of avoiding wounds or death, to leave the neighborhood Stil the firing continued. It is inv -aiM t-ii it. nnmberof killed I but we saw five or six carried to druggists' I in tl,. tl r;,.l n, ..hairs or settees. We heard that two were shot white etandingon ."LZVJV'"- I .rnT-anrl one was ret-ortod to be killed. Tb 1 most moderrated statements tna were maoe as li ..i.k .iroirixl at least twenty were wounded, and about four killed- Shortly oeiore mionigns, a oouy .x..r. .. t ths .ene of action. ra I tow Liombard. w ncarq. a - I tween St- Mary'l aad South ttreet, while bricks were I T t A. iL A ksxJan Aaf . 1 towered b; rioUri-bttt M Ul b t BCa,

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  1. The Evening Post,
  2. 10 Oct 1849, Wed,
  3. Page 3

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