Oskaloosa meeting on Jayhawking, arrests
-a a T f ST J g TheiMeetug. ?A Meeting was held en thejPublic -,- Square onFrid.iyf last week J for die f narnose 'of inanrnralinr measures to suppress horse stealing, robbery, and "Jayhawking" generally. The melt ing lesolved to give persons who were knowu Jobe.engagedati.ucU.business.tj?rnjr?rj;g5 due uotice to leave the County in a giv en time, or steps would be taken to punish tl.em according to the demerits of their crimes."" What .those steps would be was not made public, but the sequel throws some light on the subject subject ; for, on Monday afternoon, 'a detachment detachment of the Provost MarsLtl General's General's Guard entered the place and made a number of arrests during that! day and the day following. " The 'persons 'persons to arrested except a few who were. Tare do not doub), lighifully releasedwere releasedwere taken to Eort -Leaven worth on Wednesday, to await an examination beforcvtho military authorities. . We believe this to bo the" proper com so to pursue, if the civil law. U found to be inoperative. It is only iu extreme cases 'that wo believe the people should resort to mob law. First apply to the civil, and if relief ranuoi be obtained there, .then go to the military authorities for protection protection ag.iinst outlaws. But if relief cannot cannot le lad from the civil or the military uutli'jiUles, then, as in California, the people must fall back upon tluir original right of self-protection, and, with prudence prudence (and great caution', adopt such measures for the public good and wel-fnij wel-fnij as may be absolutely necessary. We hope the people will stand fiiai in their opposition to outlawry, and 1 exceedingly careful not. to-enCer iu and be extreme m-asurea without grave con-.sider-ition and reflection.