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THE PICKENS SENTINEL
* JDEVOTED TO POLITICS, MORALITY, EDUCATION AND TO THE GENERAL INTEREST OF THE COUNTRY,
VOL. Y. PICKENS, S. C., THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 1876, NO. 48*
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ommunications
'
ICabijKYj S. C. July 24,1870.
*fl Mtt. EniToftl I hopo you will oxcubo
the liberty I tnko in Bonding you
t A~l- !< ? - " ??
ni?nu iw>v uuu)j ii worm moir room in
your valuablo columns, you aro at
^' liborty to uso thorn, it not, commit to
flnmos.
. On last Monday, Cnpt. Motes and
mysolf iound oursclvos seated in 0110
of Riohoy and Wyatt's best buggios,
^ with a fino pair of dualling bays, bound
V-- 1 LL. ..Ml - * "
iwr -ivouevmo, ana ero wo liacl timo to
snluto and bid aduo to our frionds, wo
found oursolvcs at Pickonsv illo, a
placo colobratod in anciont days for
^ big muBtors, fist fights, drinking, &c.
What achango has takon placo within
"tho last twonty years?nothing now
tomains to mark tho snot whom
etood tlio Court Ilouso but a few old
buildings much out of repair.
TUo woiithor being oxtremcly hot,
wo woro obliged todrivo slowly, which
gave us n better clmnco of obsorva^
tion. Crops aro gon orally fair, and
Doom to havo been well cultivated.
Haiti is needed to mature thorn. Wo
pnSsod some good dwellings, and occasionally
a flower yard, which proved
the good tubto of sotno intelligent fos
tnales, and made tho trip moro pleasant
to us. We reachod Bolton late in
thy ovoning, a drive of some thirty
inilos, but as there was nothing going
on to uttract our attention, wo mado
nu halt. In fact, Bolton runs a dry
1 tioUct, and wo wore pressing forward
lor Honea Path, whoro wo oxpected
to gol n. liltlo of the (oomo help us up
Llio bill). Wo wcro not disappointed
at'ler getting a vortificuto from Dr.
????, WO piOSCIltud OU l' Hcl V 08 118 tllO
*iok always do, and found no troublo
in procuring Lho muolily neoded article.
From thonco ta Donalds, crops wcro
somewhat in advance, and red oatu
wore lound in abundance, which provod
to us the good judgment of the
/armors in that community.
Ilodgo'H Depot is a lively pluco, and
'fleveral lino looking gents were hero
*(. found amusing themselves pla)'ing
croquot, which Booms to ho ft favorite
game in the lowor countios.
At Qreonwood tho Captain conclud^
ed tho woathor was too hot for him,
nd ho took Mr. Isaacs train and ro~
turned to tho Mountain City, whoro
ho could get a trcsh hroczo, leaving
mo alono to roturn. Ilowovor, tho
trip was in cvory way a pleasant ono,
?nd tho wriior finds himsolf again at
home, whore ho rocoivos tho balmy
brooKo from tho monntain rogion, por- j
j ftimod by tho swoot scont of tho wild
flowora that flourish thoroon.
v Yours truly,
w. c. V.
.... ~?.... ?
-^jmwiy yoarfl ago," t?aid (Jon. Eli II. I
Murry to a Louisvill Ledger reporter,
"Judgo Stito Imd a circuit down in
Southern Kontucky. Onco a littlo
oountry tavorn was lull to overflowing,
so that four or fivo persona had
to occupy tho Ritmc room. Tho Jndgo
and lour or fivo ot tho big lawyora indulged
in draw poker until a lato
* . hour. Thon thoy wont to bod, and
loft tho oandlo burning. Tho firo had
tfonA mil tl??
vijv nuiuuur WllfJ COHI, 1110
floor not clean, find nono of thoin
.liked to got out of his warm plnco to
* blow out tho cnndle. Alter Iniitlcsn
offorts to induco Homo one to got up,
the Judgo propoaod that ihey should
1)Ut it out by Bpitiing nt it. "lean
)ontJyou," Btiid oiio. 'Money says you
bnn't,' answored the Judgo. The cold
weather and iho dirty floor woro forffnltnn
nu tlm i>inni<..... *--- *
^ , v?4\> * iviwo nyi iruni moil4 |
Wju'in places. Monoy wan put up, ft
murk nindo, and tho contest wan ho
oxciting that the others woro ho drawn
Ai|), and thoro, in tlio chill, tireless,
dobarinoHH ot tho bcut room of a ooun
try tavorn, tho Judgo and four or fivo
Ot tho brightest lights of tho circuit
T Btood up in thoir ahirtP and spit at a
marlc for Uvo dollars apieco."
1 0?ho Govommont is Jconsontrating
If 1 tiit r. -
?i,o ujihwary iorcoB on tho frontier with
ft view to punish tho Indiana for tho
|)utchory of (Junior and his mon.
Toothache.?Ono ounoo alcohol;
two drachma cavonno poppor; ono
onnco kcroBonooil; lot it stand twenty
v four hours aftor mixing. It euros, it
is said, tho worst toothncho ovor
kpown,
i
uuxv vJE.n x.uJN n j.All jjifriTifiK.
Philadelphia, July 24, 1870.
Hunting around for a ooot spot?
Tub Turkish Bazaar?The Tunisian
Cafe?Relics or the IIoly
Land?Wood Fro4i Mount Olive
? LIecher's Old Mill?ChamI'Aone
on Ice?Art. Science, Me
CIIANICS, ANI) AOKIOULTUKK WILTING
UNDER A HEAT Of 105? IN THE
8LIADE
A week or two ago I started on
nrt subjects with nil tho glory of inspiration.
My soul was filled with
tho grandeur of ray theme. Painters
and eculptora wcro my daily
companions. Baracnglia, whose wonderful
chieol had ereatod tho Flight
of Titno, had shaken mo by tho hand.
Corona, tho author of Lovo'a First
Message, had borrowed my tobacco
pouch, and had honored me by taks
ing a 6inoko. I lind lonnod my
morning paper to 13uracl, and had
invited Calci, to lunch and lager; in
fact, I was getting on swimmingly. I
was rapidly arriving at that degreo
of nonehalenco and arstistic respectability
which marks tho man of
travel and experienco, when up goes
tho thermometer to 105? in tho elmdo
and knocks mo higher than a kite.?
My collar wilts, my cuffs begin to
crawl up towards my elbows, nnseem
i i? ? ?i-- "?< > >
iy oiumiii^o 111iii\ 13 iiiu duck or my
linen duster look like a map of undiscovered
Africa, where tho big
patch between my shoulders might
stand for tho Albert Yanze, and tho
l"ng lino of perspiration down tho
middle, marks the course of tho Kilo
from tiio ouilol of too lake to ;!:c
Delta. It is well understood by
scientists, that there is a point where
the thermometer fails, when cve?? tho
sensitive quicksilver loaca its power
and becomes iiko a ball of stone; it
is even so with brain; no brain can
net in iins dreadful tiroy bent; every
onergv sinks down exhausted nnd
overpowered before the terrible vigor
of the Bun*f tho like of which has not
been Been for more than fifty years.
Under these circumstances I thought
I would do t>onie light (skirmishing in
the open air instoad of keeping in the
buildings, which woro very much
like ovens.
Tho Centennial Grounds teom with
objocts which would make the placo
interesting if all tho main build intra
were removed. Passing down tlie
avonuo tiiat leads from the Horticultural
Hall, a little beyond the C4overntnent
Building, you come to Itio
Turkish Bazaar. The building is octagon
in shape, and us a specimen
brick of tho Turkish Bazaar may bo
considered a miserable lailnre, Around
the edge are seats called by
courtesy divan?, on which lazy fellows
who have nothing else to do loll and
smoKC, looking all tho time as though
they did not onjoy it a bit; occasionally
e'pping a vory dirty, muddy
eoi'eo, from vory littlo cops, and not
unfroqueutly you can eoo somo young
gentlemen from tlio country, who
wanted to toll tho boya after ho got
home that ho had Beon it all; rush
I mg oui oemnu 1110 tout to relievo his
stomach after enjoying the luxury of
a Turkiah smoke. The Turks wo
liuvo here, aro dirty, baggy, worthless
looking lellowe, and it these are
fair samples of their brotlmrn r>n tl?n
J3o9|>lioniB, tlio sooner tlio Sorvinns
wipe thorn out the better. Close at
hand are some little booths, wliero
are solid olive wood relics tiom Jerusalem
and the Mount of Olive*; they
are cut in little cruciiixus and rosaries,
and idl sorts of pious amulets,
1 I _ ! - ? - * ....
which aio ciigeiiy gobbled up by
centennial visitors, because they como
pom tho Holy land, and arc rctaihd
by genuino 'lurks. I havo no desire
to shako anyono'a confidence i n tfio
authenticity of the relica tlicy havo
bought, but I am willing to make aK
lidnvit that one of the Turks, and in
fact on? of the moat aciive, haa kopt
a clothing store on Market atreot tor
aeveral years paat; lie attends tho
synagogue every Saturday, and looks
upon pork chops with abhorrence;
however, 1 must confess that when ho
gets on his littlo caj> and his loose
baggy breeches, ho makes a pretty
gooa iurK. Across a few steps Irom
ilie Turkish Bazaar ie the Tunisian
Cufe, and if you will accopt my assurance
for it, it is an exceedingly
big name for a very small affair.'?
'Ibis, like tho Turkish Bazaar, is an
octagon building, i nd ornamented in
tho most barbarous taste; on a raised
platform on one eido sit threo as mis;
orablo looking vagabonds as you
would desire to seo; lean, thin, hungry
looking follows. Quo plays on a sort
of a fiddle, another beats a drum, and
tho third raises the dovil generally
with a pair of cracked symbols. Now
t ?... ~ i * ? t * -
jl mil ? iuvui U1 IUIIS1C, I tOOK lO It
naturally; in my childhood my earliest
musical investment was for a
Ie\v8 harp, and this was snpplimented
>y a drum, till most of tho neighbors
were struck with tho extent of my
musical acquirements; boot jacks, tin
pans, and old gla68 bottles frequently
rewarded my musical efforts. I
merely mention this to show that I
know wlint mimio in o.wl T f^il
.. .w, MUU JL fcVll jwu
all tlio vilo abominations in tlio way
of sound I ever heard, this Tunisian
music is the worst. I fly for relief
from it to the gignantic fog horn,
whose terrible brag brings up the
liveliest apprchonsione of Gabriol; the
filing of a Baw would be positive hars
mony alongside of it, and a Chinese
c*f\wniiM anunrl Kl'? 1 1
.. OWL..V! nix? Ul |)IIOUB IJTO.
When I tell you that the horror of
their instrumental music was euppli
i n on ted by tho villiany of their singing,
in which tho chief elements
was tho barbarous discord; you may
judgo that any ]>!aoo would be a relief
from such torture, bo I lied as
dogs fly from butchers in China, and
passing over to Agricultural Hall in
search of a cool spot; at last I struck
it. In the north wing 1 discovered
a quaint old wind mill, inst snnl* n
| unu as Don Quixote might have charged
in behalt ot the lair Dnlcena.?
Tlio uiant anna wero Hying around
and down I bat upon the ground to
enjoy the luxury ot the breeze I hey
created; meanwhile laughing at the
poor wretches who were sweltering
under a heat that registered 105? in
tlio shade, I inquired the namo ot '
t liiw I lOMoliinl? \i* i\4 ?? ? ? * 1 *"
.?.^w v.. i.iHim iimi, una lounti
it wuB Mr. IJeckur, oi \ork,the inventor
o! ileceei's Farina, and llock
er'a SfcltM'aiaing Flour. Not satisfied
witli raising the wind on a hot day,
iiu hud opened a Sort oi public ret'eclory,
where ca^es. puddings, hlane
manges, and all Boris ol delicacies
wore dis/eneed crratia to tlir? inn>
i o ~ ?#?v ?nii'^'Jr
million. The name Bounded familiar
like something 1 had been or heard
before, and on reflection I remembered
that riding on lop of a stage
through the K"Cky Mountains, away
up among the peaks near the line
where the enow never melts, I saw on
the rocks on one side, S. T. 1860,
and op tho other Ilecker's Farina
and Sdli' TniSiri^ X'lour, and now hero
at tho World's Omni 1
? ^.1 VMM XiApV/OiU^ll X
r<jnow my acquaintance, and am indebted
to the wings of liis old mill
lor a gentle fanning with tho thermometer
at 105?. A j'^ko has jus*
got out which has kept Philadelphia
on a broad grin for the last week. A
Frenchman connected with one of ;he
great Champagne Vineyards of
France, took occasion at a public din
nui uiuiu, ui on? of our principal lios
tela, to nesert tluit there was not a
buttle ot wino made in America fit
for a gentloimm to drink. An American
gentleman niiting by asked him
it he considered himself a judge; ho
RBBiired him that he did. The strati*
ger then oileied to bet him a thou
Hiuiu uoiuu'ri Hisvt lto could not tell
without looking ut the labels, tlio dif~
feront brnndg of established champagnes.
llio Fronchimin immediately
accepted the bet, depositing $1,010
and agreed moreover to be blindfold
ed during the ti ial.
Tlio American was to tarnish tlio
n... I ? - ?
,, .no ?uu hivj iosl'i' wus 10 pay tor it;
it woe hither understood thut a generous
supper wad to wind up the i'os^
tivitiea of tho evening. All being
prepared, a Inrge .u ty ol friend*
assembled at a crack restaurant on
Chestnut Street and the trial begat*.
Cork No 1 flow, and tLo moment the
Frenchman got a smell of it, ho know
it wasyMtimm. Coi k No. 13, and ho
rccogiii&cd Bhodeier, Cork No. iJ,
Clieot was easily discovered. Cork
No. 4, and Charles Heidscck was
named without hesitatton. Cork No.
5, and Vei/.onay appoarod like an
old friend. l)cts ran high on thoI
Frenchman; all tho Yankees wcro |
eager iukci>; tno trial ovor tlio bottles
wore examined, and every buttle
lhat was used wan found to como
from tho ccllei'8 of tho Pleasant Valley
Wine CoMol llmumoneport, State
ol New York. The same company
that received medals at Vienna and
Paris tor the superior excellence ot
their wines.
The Frenchman was furious, and
It wap only by the intolerance ol
friends that ho was prevented from
working vongenco 011 tho crowd of
liis tormentors on tlio Bpot; a duel is
talked about between tlio principals
in the affair, so I expect next woek
to hear of pistols and cofleo bupii?
inented by a coroners' inquest. Afs
ter four dreadful days of insufferable
heat 011 Thursday night wo were
blesaod by ft storm that raged for an
hour or two with tho fury of ft hurricane;
tho lightning never stopped
its lurid glftro for a. moment and peal
after peal of thunder crashod about
opr heads with tho roar of a thousand
cannons; tho result was, howevor that
Friday was one of the most delightful
days of the season.
The attendance has been light. No
returns aro given from the turnatyles.
Sunstrokes have been numerous, but
tho medical department refuso to
give any information of the number.
Tho Cincinnati Light Guard has arrived
alter it6 very foolish and worrisome
march of 800 miles under a
torrid bum; thoy have been tho past
two months on the road; seven men
have sunk exhausted by the wayside,
and all the rest look worn and haggard;
noxt week if tho weather is cool
I shall return to the Art Gallery, till
then I am
Yours truly,
IJUOADUOIM.
Gen- Butler Strikes Back?A Searching
Review of the ''Hamburg Affair "
Edokfiici.d, S. (3., July 1G, iSTG.
To the Editor of' tho Journal ot
n
uommerce: ine high joint commission,
consisting of Wiii, Stone, Carpet
Bag Attorney General, anil the Mulatto
Adjutant General, of the Suite,
Purvis, have lately visited Hamburg
to investigate the ''Horror," and the
former has made his "report." Why
Gov. Chamberlain should have aubs
jecieu the Statu to the expense, and
these two dignitaries to the trouble,
of going to Hamburg, is somewhat
surprising. When wo read the "res
port," and consider the data from
which it is made, the cx-parte statements
ot lying negroes and tho partial,
partisan and false conclusions of
lt?i flioil/- 11./?
.?w.>u KII.I1VI, lllVJ oll{^*JU3l IUI1 ill is ?
es, why the allidavita weie not written
out in Columbia, made lo order
tuere, and sent by express to bo ex*
ecnied without limit by tho dusky
alliauts of that rouownod rendezvous,
Ilumubuig. '1 his plan would have
answered iho purpor-o of the outrage
manufacturers, and their hireling
newspaper champions, just as well.
It this su-ealled Attomoy General
had been in pursuit of the truth, why
did lie confino his inquiries to tho
besotted negroos, and a few perjured
white men who had instigated them
into un armed insurrection against
the laws of tho country, tho rights
and property of ils citizens, and tho
safety and poace ot that community? i
If acting within the perviowof the
duties incident to the high position in I
tho State, to which the accidents ot i
w.i.. ..i ... i i : ' 1 -
..I.I MIIIU L-iuvmvu llllll, WIIJ UIU Iiu '
60 hastily conclude liis invcstigation <
before gotting at the real facta of this i
unfortunate etnuto, and rush into '
print with a report pregnant with 1
partisanship, and fragrant with the 1
odor of Radical falsehood? 11 h is '
hireling champions of the press had
desired to present to the public a
truthful account and a fair rcpreseution
of the "Hamburg llorror," why
did their accommodating reporters
seek for publication the statements
.,.i - ? --
uinuv.ii ? U r 1111 US H 8 "IJOCK" AUaillS, 1
Prince Rivera, Gardner, and other I
negroes ot llnit ilk, and avoid sources
of information vvliicli could have
thrown light at least upon tiio subject
ol inquiry.
Why Biiuuhl these champions of
Radical outlaws, these bolsterers of
(he waning fortunes ot one of the
most infamous, imbecile government
that llie world had over knowu, bo
"swiftly denounce" llie white men
engaged in llie merited chastisement
ut tins body of armed outlaws, bandits
and robbers, as "liends," "cowards,"
etc., and have not one word of
CondeniMtition tor the outlaws, bandits
and robbers themselves. Why
lntv/<? I iiu -
..u.u uiu ?uivuia unit ICPUllCm Ol
theue malignant sheet# lashed themselves
into spasms ut horror and
shame and mortification at tlio douth
ot a low oi thpsc armed outlaws,
and litid in their hearts nut a feeling
ot regret or sorrow at tiio death oi
tliat Bplendid, leai leas and honorable
young man, Mclvio Morriweather,
wlio was murdered in cuhl blood by
these name outlaws. A can point out
juBt twenty misstatements ol tacts in
this p"it," which could Lave been
ea6ily avoided if tho doughty Attorney
General had takon tlio trouble to
arrive at the truth. As ho rocom^
mends a judicial investigation, and
sundry threats of arro3ts havo been
inado by certain valiant knights of
tho quill, who I proaumo will volun
?
id jiiuv uunsiaoie lor that purs
pope, I will rcsorvo my cxposuro of
tiie3C falsehoods tor that interesting
occasion.
Upon the heads of tlioso charged
with tho execution of the laws, rests
tlio responsibility for this collision.?
If it is true that Gov. Scott placed
these arms and this ammunition in
the hands of those ignorant people, it
was a crime against them and tho
white pooplo that ho did so. It was
u crime in Governor Moses to have
allowed them to remain in their hands
And it was tnoro than a crime in
Gov. Chamberlain, in tho light of his
experience upon that subject. It
was a cruel and inexcusable wrong,
an unpardonablo sin against the
uoilP.rt of tl"> *'
, VVI1IIIIJT 1II1U tllU nvua li I
iho people, that lio should have allowed
those guns ami ammunition to
remain in their hands.
The jurisdiction and powers of a
Trial J ustico are largo and the responsibility
proportionately increased
at an important point on out border,
like Hamburg; and a man of the
greatest discretion, lidelity and liriuness,
could and should have been
procured to fill the ollice; but instead
of that, this man, Prince liivers,
wholly unlit for so important a station,
is tho only acting Trill Justice
in Hamburg, and 1 believe the next
nearest in Aiken county is about
twelve miles distant.
.Now, if there had been a Trial
Justice accessible, who would have
given Mr. Hubert Butler justice,
when, liko a law abiding man, as ho
is, he appealed to him to protect
mcmbcis ot his tauiily against this
bo-called militia, this "horror" would
never have been chronicled.
Not only docs ho not aliord him
protection, but the riiilianly constable
ut this Trial Justice, one Bill Nobon,
a copper colored negro, insults ino m
uis auonioy when 1 approached liiin
in a perfectly reapectlul manner, to
enquire about llie whereabouts of
tlio Trial Justice, m order to begin
the investigation. I was uioroover
bullied and trilled with lor hours by
tijis Trial Justice, and his negro as*
Bociates, until thisarmed company ol
outlaws had time to concentrate in
their armory, where they could auc\
coustully maintain their altitude ol
armed insurrection, armed with guns
which ihia Bumo Prince ltivers ad>
milted in my proaunce liad been taken
from him by these negroes without
authority.
J " .
lho town had a nogro intendent,
negi\> aldoriuen, uegro inarBbaU. It
was almost u terror to every white
man whoso business required bini tu
|>ao8 through it. Tliey imd harbored
iliieves und criminals from every direction.
Tlioy had arrosted and lined
ionio ot lho boat and most peaceable
jitizens for the must tiivial oli'oncoa
igainst their ordinances? Batno lor
drinking out ol a spring adiaoout to
the highway. Oao young man w?#
lired upon, the bull puesithrough
liis hut, arrested, drugged to prison
ind huuvily tinod, because ins horso
jliiod on liio odgc of a sidewalk. An
jld man was arrested, insulted,
iiul lined, bucuuso his horso turned
jn the sidewalk us lie was in the uol
jt mounting. Market wagons, camping
within live or six miles ot liio
L>wn huve boon robbed night utter
night, cuttle had been stolen and run
iniu tliis plaee and si?ld. Stolon goods
IliiVM Ili'l'll KV Jll.llltlf il.ul I u ! ../</> ??<> I
-- ?- ? ./vwi j uwmnnv/HI IJ * V V/V. I * VJ V I
here, Ihu |)ttriiuB knowing thcin to bo
stolen. Is r nights previous to the
collision, unolloiuiiug white citizens
were hulled by the jnekets ol these
inalitiainen, tinned with iSiuto guns,
and btationed on the highways, in
one inbtanee, live or six ol them had
surupeu meir DayonoU on tlio pailingb
ut a gentleman, ami upon hia
romonetrauco ouraed and abided him
in the hearing ut hia wilo ami Buine
visiting ladled. The named ut all
theso poi'Buna can he given.
Why did tliia Attorney General
and Iheso "bwiI'i denouncing" nowspapurs
nut put thenidol vea tu dome
irouuie io aaeoitain the provocations
on bull) aide:*. 1 iiut. Liiid was not, a
company ol tttato iimlilia, but a band
o 1 negroes organized contrary lo law,
or without ilio authority ul law, who
had taken tlio IStalo property without
authority, (bat "Company A, Niutli
Kegimont National Uuard ot the
[State ol 8oiuii Carolina," had born
disbanded lor several years, and tha.
this band had usurped thoir organization
without authority, that they
had not only unlawfully and riotous*
lo obstructed the public highway, but
had broken up a civil court, defied
its process, and icsfstod its mandated,
and insulted its oflieers, and riotous*
ly threatened tho lives ot peaceable,
citizens.
Why do they not publish tiro fact
that a certain wliito man, who lives
in that Town of Hamburg, and publishes
a Radical paper in Col u in but
(or circulation in Georgia, was Keen
on tho train going towards Colunf >isi
on tho Thursday evening prcviousf
and returned, as is 6trongly suspect?
ed, with ammunition for these no*
groes?
Why have llioy not rcpoftod thnt
this samo man said to iho neirroee
lifter tlio altercation on the streets on
the 4th of July, between this so called
Militia Company and jonng Liutlei'
and Gotzen, that "tkey (the negroes)
ought to have sliot Gotzen to death,
and boat Butler's brains out with tho
butts of their gune:" and that ho in
continently fled like a tnisehiovoua
cur, when tho 6tonn, which ho hud
browed, burst npon the oitondiug nc?
gi oes.
Why thoy hiivo not reported nil of
those provocations I catr.iot concoivo,
except upon tho hypothesis, tlnit they
arc paid to lio, and to slander, and
misrepresent tiie white people of tliia
State tor political elloet.
They Bay that tho., demand was
made upon tho negroes tor tho arms
without authority or jnstilica'i ?u.?
Why had not any citizen or mi nbor
ot citizens, tho right to demand tliciu#
i>: * .. i> : i- ?
i i uiviu j-vivwns, >1 i>i i^iiuior or ivm-*
jor Uenoral of Militia, had said j)ul>~'
licly that I ho v were taken I rum hiiu
without authority. These negrooi hud
n86cmbled riotously; were in a statu
ot armed resistance to the laws, and
any citizen or number ot eiizena had
the right to disperse tho rioters and
suppross tho riot, and to use just so
much lorco us was necessary to accomplish
it, and if every ne^ro oil"
gaged in tho riot had boon killed in
tho suppression, it would huvo been
excusable, if not justifiable.
Tho tribunal ot the written law
had boon applied to, and ignominiotisly
failed. Dolay would have been
fatal to the safety of the lives, fainifios
aud property of the unoffending:.
peaceable citizens. 1'rompt, short,
and decisive action was necossaryj
under the dictates of that unwritten,
inalienablo law, known as solt pre-?
servalion, the first of all laws. Soma
there may have been, who wero glad
of an opportunity to punish tuosd
who had accumulated wrongs, insult#
and OUtrnuTOB iiduj thuin. mic.li iu? I
have enumerated. 1 can sympathise
with thei 1 cannot approveauon
a means ol vindication.
I have upon a previous occasion
explained how and why I was in
Hamburg. I did nothing there which
I regret, or for which 1 have any
apologies to mako, and would
again just what I then did.
1 miglit have avoided the storm by
lleoing Irom it. But 1 conceived tliat
i mm curiam uuues to periorm, anil
1 was not brought up in tlmi school
which allows any man to desert his
friends and client** when they aro in
danger, and their families ami property
in jeopardy. i am indifferent
to the opinion of those bowling hypocrites,
and ask no favors at their
l.o.wlj n...t alw.ll ........
(IIIVI OIKIII yl (Ult IIV'IIV. JL I1UI I
threats of United States soldiers lmvo
no terrors for mo or the people of
Edgeliuld. We Imvo Imd mono sol#
diets with its and have no objection
to their coming aga n. We have
found the ollicors gentlemen as a
general thing, and tho men orderly
and law abiding, and they will do no
more than execute their orders ami
enforce tlie laws.
1 invito a judicial investigation,
and a n prepared to submit to tho
arbitrament ot tho law; and such is
the tooling, r.s far an I Imvo boon ablo
to loftrn, ot every white man who i?
in any degree connected with tho
affair. Tho wliito men ot this country
have some rights which tho no?
gioes arc bound to rcspect. Thoy
have no other feeling for them, than
kindnc83 and pity. Kindness tor
thuir luvaltv to our families durinir
* 1 "
tho war, ami pity that they will per*
mit themselvua to be ma lo the tool;*
ot bad, iniachiovous, doaigning white
men and mulaUoea. So 1 onaa thoy
obey llio lawa, ovory honorable mail
ot the country will leel bound to piloted
and encourage them in happi*
noes and proaperity.
Very reapecthiUy yours,
M. 0. BuTLliU,

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