Base Ball. - A match game of base ball will be played upon Gamble Lawn, on Thursday afternoon, at 3 o'clock, between the first nine of the Empire Club, and a selected nine from various ball-players in St. Louis. We look for an exciting game.
-Missouri Republican, August 21, 1861
Interestingly, there isn't much on Fremont's declaration of martial law in the Republican. Most of the war news has to do with the situation in southern Missouri and the movements of Confederate and Union forces in the area. We have to go to the New York Times to find this:
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Wednesday, Aug. 14.
The following proclamation has just been issued:
HEAD-QUARTERS, WESTERN DEPARTMENT, ST. LOUIS, Aug. 14, 1861.
I hereby declare and establish martial law in the City and County of St. Louis. Major J. MCKINSTRY, United States Army, is appointed Provost-Marshal. All orders and regulations issued by him will be respected and obeyed accordingly.
(Signed) J.C. FREMONT,
ARREST OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF POLICE COMMISSIONERS OF ST. LOUIS.
ST. LOUIS. Mo., Wednesday, August 14.
M[???] MCKINSTRY, the Provost-Marshal appointed by Maj.-Gen. FREMONT, has arrested JOHN A. BROWN LEE, President of the Board of Police Commissioners of this city, and appointed in his place BASIL DUKE. The laws of the City and State will be executed without change.
-New York Times, August 14, 1861
To the People of the City and County of St. Louis:
The undersigned having been appointed Provoust Marshal of the city and county of St. Louis, calls upon all good citizens to cheerfully obey the rules it has been deemed necessary to establish in order to insure the preservation of the public peace.
The undersigned enters upon the duties of his office with a full sense of the responsibility that devolves upon him, and he deprecates as sincerely as any citizen can the state of affairs that compels the establishment of the stringent measures he will enforce, but having confidence in the loyalty and patriotism of the masses, he appeals to them to co-operate with the civil and military authorities in preserving peace and good order in the city and country.
The civil law will remain in force, and the undersigned will exercise the power given him only in case where the civil law is found to inadequate to the maintenance of the public peace and the public safety. Any violation of order will be followed by prompt and adequate punishment, regardless of persons or positions.
Major U.S. Army, Provost Marshal.
Office of the Provost Marshal, St. Louis, Mo., August 14th, 1861.
Civil War St. Louis has a great article on Justis McKinstry that I encourage you to read.