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VOLUME XI.-NUMBER 1671.
CHARLESTON, WEDNESDAY" MORNING, MAY 3, 1871.
EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR.
THREATS OF VIOLENCE.
THE KU-KEUX IX GEORGETOWN.
What Representative Ka 1 ney has to Say
on the Subject?
[From the Washington Chronicle.)
We have received the following from Hon
J. H. Rainey, representative in Congress from
the First District of South CaroTma :
GEORGETOWN-, S. C.. Muy 12,1871
Mr. John AT, Morris, Washington, JD. C. :
MT DEAR SIR-YOU have been acquainted
with me sufficiently long to know that I have
never made you a false representation nor acted
in any wise like an alarmist. I believe I love
the truth, therefore would not pervert it to
subserve any purpose ol my own at the ex?
pense of another. lam confident that what I
will say will Hud acceptance with you, and be
doubted by non? who know me.
Accorapanylliing this letter I transmit a no
lihcaiion which I received on Wednesday last
from the; Ku-KIux; it will speak for Itself.
Heretofore this county was noted for peace
and order, but judging from the notice re
ferred to, I would say that the plough and hoe
have been forsaken, and th? sword aud mus
ket taken in their stead.
I send this to yon direct, because I am
aware ol the presence of many around and
about, Washington who are incredulous on the
. subject ol* Ku-Eluxism: believing the various
reports fallacious, and entirely without founda?
tion, designed only lor the furtherance of
party ends, regardless of truth or Justice to
the opposition. For my part I have no other
motive than lo sta'e ide truth, and that cor?
The cause of the bitterness of the ex-rebels
against me is owing to the speech made by?
rne in Congress on the 1st ultimo, in which
I took the occasion to use the following lan?
guage: "But .with a spirit more demon-like
than that of a Nero or a Caligula, there has
been concocted another plan destructive, aye.
diabolical In its character, worthy only of
hearts without regard for God or man, flt lor
such deeds as those deserving the name ol'
men would shudder to perora.'* Again,
where I said, alluding to the time elapsed
between 18C5 and the enactment ol the re?
construction law-: "Previous to that time
they felt themselves regarded as condemned
traitors, and subject lo the penalties of the
For these and kindred remarks, I have been
made to appear obnoxious and odious in Iheir
sight, and my Hie threatened, by an article
which was published in a Democratic paper of
Ulis town, and the not ideation received. The
article referred to was well calculated to
arouse the ire and vindictive feeling of the
people toward me. They feel chained and
chafed in mind because the truth has stung
them. Each name mentioned in the "alarm?
ing" document are Republicans of some prom
inence. Two of them are members of the
General Assembly, viz: W. H. Jones and J. A
Bowley; S. R. Carr ls county sheriff; H. F.
Heriot, collector ol the port. We are all to
some extent freeholders and taxpayers. So
you eau judge the animus of their action.
I saw a poor man yesterday who was conir
pelled to quit Ids home, his lamily and crops,
because ol the threatened aspect ol affairs
ajpund him from day to day. I will assure
you that the poor people will not be able to
withstand the pressure much longer. They
are kept impoverished, and consequently In a
destitute condition from year to year. Mark
you, not that they arc lazy or Indifferent to
their interest, but on account of not being al?
lowed, with safely, to work their crops when
most needing attention, or to harvest the
same after maturity.
My tears are that want and starvation will
drive many a good and faithful Republican
from our ranks unless they be secured in life,
liberty and property Those of us who have
been notified have come to the conclusion to
remain, and. if needs be. sell our lives dear as
Hie price of liberty and manhood.
The following is the document referred to
in the above letter: t
K. K. K.
BEWARE ! UL WARU ! BEWARE !
[Skull and crossbones.]
Your doom ls sealed in blood.
Forbearance lias ceased to be a virtue.
Special Order :
HEADQUARTERS 17TFI DIVISION. I
CrcLOPiAX CYCLOP COMMAXDERY, NO. 54. ?
First. At a tegular meeting of this Posl, oe
Saturday muht. 1230 o'clock, it was unani?
mously resolved that due and timely notice
be given to J. H. Kidney. W. H. Jones, J. H.
Bowley, S. R. Carr, and H. F. Heriot to pre?
pare lo meet their God.
[Instruments of Death, Ac]
Take heed, stay not. Here, the climate Is
too hot for you. Legol'cap scoundrels, leave
once forever. We warn you to flee. Each
and every one of you are watched each hour.
K. K. K.* We warn you to go, go, go. The
auditor we trusl. On motion ot 0. R. F. L.,
tAje Lodge adjourned to meet at 7.
0. L. &. A. G.. Secretary.
V. M. R. V., Colonel Commanding.
The above notice is written In red ink to
give it the appearance of having been written
TUE NEGRO KU-KLVX.
The Last Outrage lit North Carolina,
Robeson County, North Carolina, is pillaged
by a gang of negro outlaws who maintain them?
selves In the swamps, whence tiley sally out to
rob and murder.
A few months ago they murdered the sheriff
ol the county. Tom Lowie;, a leader ol ihe
gang, was captured, but broke Jail. Some
lime altercar?s the new sheriff ol Robeson
summoned the county posse and surrounded
Tom Lowrey's house. The, outlaw broke
through the line mid made lils escape. After?
wards he was captured, and on his trial on the
charire of resist ing an officer, a Mr. Furnell
and his son, who had oeen ol the party sum?
moned by the sheriff, gave testimony against
the prisoner. Thereupon Henry Berry Low
rey. ihe present leader of the gang, threaten?
ed vengeance against the Purnells. The
Robesonian, ol ihe llth, gives the particulars
ol" an attempt to curry this i li rent into execu?
tion. A baud of negroes, hideously disguised,
made a descent on Mr. Parnell's house, aud
ordered his wife to get them something to
eat. She was greatly terri tied, but set about
preparing a meal, in the meantime ( send?
ing off her son on an excuse, to give his
father, who was working on the firm, warn?
ing. This he succeeded lu duiDg, aud Mr.
Purueil and the oldest son .toojc to the woods,
where they concealed themselves. The dis?
guised gang did not appear to be anxious
about ealing, bul retnuiued at the home lill
10 o'clock at night, wailing the return o! Pur
Dell. It then becume evident that their in?
tended victim lind taken the alarm, when they
proceeded to plumier the premises and car?
ried off with them all the anus that were In
the house, thc clothing ol' ihe family, about
four liuudred pounds Ol bacon, nearly a whole
barrel ol flour, anil various other articles. No
iusult or personal violence was offered to any
member ol ihe household, but a warning was
left that il anything was said about that visit
they would Velum and murder the whole
fatuity. Thus, it seems, continues the Robe?
sonian, that we are all completely al the
mercy ol ihls murderous baud ot marauders
and assassins. Henry Berry Lowiey und his
baud ure to all Intents and purposes perfect,
masters of the situation. The citizens ol'this
county hold their properly and lheir lives sub?
ject to tho will pf toma despot fiends, and from
ibis condition of things there seems, no Imme?
diate or even remote prospect of relief.
NEW YORK S?ESGERFEST PREPARATIONS.
At a meeline of Hie lest ?omraiitee for the
twellth general Mcngerfest, on Monday, a re?
port of the music committee was adopted fix?
ing prizes lor the prize singing as follows:
Fir.-t class, a concert pianoforte, valued at
$1500; second class, a parlor piano, valued at
$700, and third, ii music box, ol walnut, with
carvings, worth $500. A letter from ihe
Mayor was received tendering his offlciul co?
operation. A contract for decorating Hie ska
tint: rioK where the mass concerts aie to take
glace, lor $1500. waa awarded. Besides Hie
nudes Dirigent von l aur. Messrs. Gail Berg?
mann and Dr. Damroscb, the Dirigent ol the
Arion, will act as musical din cte "s" during the
A TALK WITB SENATOR ROBERTSON.
His V ii on thc Situation in South
Curolinu- Conciliation ann Amnesty
the True Policy or thc National Gov?
The correspondent of the Cincinnati Com?
mercial writes from Columbia:
Senator Eobertson, while he is a Republican,
caunot be called a carpet-baguer. He ls a
South Carolinian "lo the manor born," and in
proof of lils Oeing "identified with the interests
of the people," I will mention that he yester?
day contrituted into the State treasury the
sum ol'fille?n hun'dre'd dollars for taxes.
Being albir information, ot .course, I asked
Hie senator how he found matters here in com?
parison with what they were a year ago.
"Oh, very much improved, indeed/' said he
"the chaunce from bad to belier ir- remarka?
ble. The public mind is more trunq;.::. There
is far less bitterness. Why, when I was mak?
ing my canvass for the Senate there was hard'
Iv a dozen white men here In Columbia-who
would speak to me. Most ol my old friends
cut me. You see I had been raised right here
among the people, and they denounced me
worse tlmn they would had I been a carpet
bugger, ns .hey are called. But I knew I was
rigtit and went ahead. I bore their abuse and
uukind aet3, feeling that it would all come
right after a while. It has, and now I rind
those who were my enemies on account of my
political course ar/! my friends, to all appear?
ances. Th?; old prejudice is dying out." "
"That may haye something to" do with it,
senator; but' perhaps your course in the Sen?
ate had more." You opposed the Ku-Klux bill,
did you no-, ?"
"Yes, and voted lor a straight out amnesty.
More can be gained by concllhition than by
force. Look at England; Hie unlou of Eng?
land and Ireland has never been cordial. The
Irish pe?p!'i have always supposed themselves
hardly dealt with by the Biiiish Government;
and, after long experience of the Inefficiency
of a repressive policy in reganl to Ireland, the
government has become saiisfled of Hie neces?
sity-of? rollcy ot conciliation.' The sooner
the Repub ic^i party stop passing Ku-Klux
bills, and p'xs.-? a universal amnesty bill, the
better It will be for party and country."
"Do you thlok the party can survive the
Ku-Klux bill, carry Grant, and be successlul
next, year !"
"Yes, provided we can count as much as
usual on Democratic stupidity. If they put
such a ticket and platform in the field as they
did last time we will beat them. As for Grant,
he will be the nominee, beeac 30 there is no?
body else to nominate. The nearer the time
approache.'i the more certain it becomes that
lie will be the man. There is a little talk: to
the effect .hat the Democracy wi'.l take up
Trumbull, but they won't-at leasi, I hope
they wont. He would run Grant a close race.
If not beat him. I regard him os thc ablest,
most clear-headed man in the Senate."
THE WARS OE THE CANNIBALS.
Fearful Atrocities in Ai>lca-Prisoi-ers
Cnt op/ and Portit.n-id Cut to the I
Families of the Victors.
The Bonny correspuu teal of thc Liverpool
Courier w rites as follows:
For some time past, tl'J Kew Calabar men
have been secretly preparing their forces ior a
raid into the Ekreeka country, partly as a*de?
monstration ol' their strength, and partlv to
see Ahet'ier the Bonny men would stand ,
forward a? the protectors of the tkreekus,
which they are bound to do by treaty. Ac?
cordingly, about a week ago. trie most power
ul expedition that ever tefl New Calabar fur
Ekreeka ?..< out under command of King
A mud.ree. The expedition consisted ol
lbove fifty large war canoes, manned
?>y over two ' thousand men. They
:auliously approached the capital of the
Ekreeka country, taking three days in the
novement. On the uight of the third day tiley 1
aid In wait near Hie "city," hld by the thick i
jusbes Ihn lined the creek that leads to the ?
.esidence of King Phlbla. About miiinfgiu.
some Ekr.'eka oil and fishing canoes-about '
line In number-came by, man ned by bot li '.
nen and women. The war canoes charged 4
jut of their respective hiding phces; a few ,
minutes ot contusion, cries ot iriumph and '
shrieks ci dismay, aud all was ovor. Th? .'
;anoes were captured, and with tiiem about t
rwenty-flve men and three casks ol' palm oil; .
Mit Hie women, willi praiseworthy activity,
umped into the creek and swam ashore, aud (
n spite o? all.the efforts ol the Calabar men, 1
.ney escaped through the bush to tho town x
ind gave the alarm, the Galibar men, In their
)wn expressive way, remnrkiug: "Them
vomen he be devil-man foi run"-1. e., very <
?witt of foot. At daylight .vi advance was t
nade on the town, but the Ekieekas were too ,
?trougly posted behind stockades lo warrant
he Calabar men carrying the place by storm. ?
riiey therefore opened fire on the position c
villi canoe guns, and bombarded il for some
lours. The slaughter lu the crowded town
mist have beeu very great, as eveiy shot told;
ind as the Calabar men's guns were ot i
ieaviercalibrelhuntho.se of Hie Ekrcekus, |
.heir fire was most, effective at u nyine Unit ,
mis teilte out of th? power ot the Ekreeka .
juns. The Calabar men, being satisfied willi I
me daim.gc they 'iud done to the Ekreekus, t
Irew off their catioes and returned to New .
Calabar Town. Tuen commenced Hie horrible
argies that are the usual sequel of all bullies in 1
this country. Sixteen of the prisoners were at c
once slaughtered and proportioned out, like se
much beef or mutton, to the principal lumilies
in the town, for the purpose ol' being cooked 1
und eaten. One scene will su dice to give an i
idea of the horrible pruclices. About 10 A. ,
M., one ol the unfortunate captives was bound ,
hand and toot lu the centre of the court-yard .
Di one ol Hie most wealthy and enlightened \
?hlele. The prisoner, hoggard and worn, was ?
surrounded by the wives, children, head men .
ind slaves of the chief. The chief hlnisulf
Hood in front, coolly instructing lils youngest '
and lavarlte son, a'good-looking boy of about ?
six yeat s ot ay;e, now to execute Hie prisoner ,
willi' a 'sharp knife. After a few min?
utes, ihrf young savage seized the prlsouer 1
by his wool, pulled his head forward, and 1
struck nitu on the back of Hie neck, causing ?
blood tt spurt furlh. The yells of the tuen and '
women were deafening. The miserable
prisoner was struck to the ground, and cut up i
in pieces with large knives. The youngster
who commenced the slaughter waved his
hand, r-dekiug with blood, on high, and gave
a shout of triumph; In ten minutes after, t he
head aid hands of the late prisoner were in
an iron pot boiliug in Hie chief's house for. Iiis ,
breakfast, carefully tended by one ol his wives,
and the young executioner gre Hy awaiting
the repast he would share with bia falher. Six
of the canoes taken were destroyed before :
leaving the Ekreeka country, and, to the
astonishment of the King ot Calabar, eight ol '
the prisoners taken denied that they "were l
Ekreeka reen, and asserted that they were <
Bonny men. They were accordingly placed iu ?
safekeeping Ul! the Bonny King could be com?
municated with, which* was at once done !
through the chairman ot Hie Court of Equity,
New Ct.labar. It hus since transpired thal the ,
Bonny people claim these men, also two
canoes aud three casks ol palm oil."
-. ? - . .
-Rooert Bonner luis written a letter about
his horses, in which he says: "I have two
horses in my stable that have trotted haifa ;
m'.'e iu one minute and six seconds, and one
horse, Dexter, that lias trotted half a mlle in
public in one minute and live seconds. Dexter
luis trotted half a mi!? to a road wagon in one
minute six and a ball' seconds. So you see
that, If the California 'wonder' is to throw
lust.ir. my eyes (u suggestion from California)
it can only be, lrom prosent appearances,
when Ibo wind blows from behind. I not only
expect, but hope some day lo see. Dexter's
time beaten. I have two or three horses my?
self which, if they do anything near what has
been prophesied of Hiern, ought lo bent his
lime-and I paid more for one of them Mian I
paid for Dexter; but I have been looking so
long to see Iiis lime beaten-and the public
has bien so often assured that it was about lo
be beaten-that I contess I have got almost
tired of waiting; and Ido not think the pros?
pect is particularly encouraging when it is
not even pretende-1 thai tho last 'wonder'
brought forward to beat him can trot as fast to
a light sulky as he had trotted to a road
THE REIGN-OF "TERROR.
G ERMA VS AX J) V JU lt 8 A IL LT S T 8
TJX I TE IX THE ATTACK.
Thc Cuniii.tine Enacting Sumptuary
Laws-Six Hundred Pcrsom Killed
by an Explosion-The Germana Send
an Ultimuturnto the Commune-Ver
saille* and German Armies to Com?
bine in thc Attack-The Decisive
Moment. Close at liam!.
LONDON, May 17.
The Communists occupying Hie villages of
Malakoffaro cut off: The Communists have
retired from Petit Vanvres and Montrouge.
The ladders tor scaling the ramparts have
reached the outposts in the Bois du Boloirne.
The explosion in the Avenue Trocadore last
niijht killed six hundred persons, mostly we?
men. Thc police made a raid upon Peters's
American Restaurant, and arrested oue hun?
dred and fifty men und women at.supper.
Their offence ivas extravagant feeding, not in
keeping with the limes. Among the arrested
are several superior officers ol* the Commune,
whom it is determined lo punish for neglect?
ing their duty ior pleasure. Shells are lallrng
over all parts of Paris. Thc Commune appre.
hend a revolutionary attack upon the Hotel de
Ville. The guards are doubled. A reaction?
ary movement is imminent.
It is believed the explosion ia the Avenue
Trocadore formed part of a conspiracy against
the Commune. Arrests are becoming general.
It is reported that the Versailles carried the
Muette Gate. A heavy column of Versaillists
ls near Passy, where a battle is hourly expected.
Ten thousands insurgents, who sortied in the
direction of Netti Hy, were driven back.
There ls a stormy discussion in the German
Reichstag on the right of members to inquire
imo the acts of tho government. The Liberals
are vehement in their demands for this right.
The southern members are exceedingly sus?
picious, and speak their minds freely. This is
the first conflict between tile German Parlia?
ment and Government.
LONDON-, May 18.
The Prussians are approaching, and are ex?
pected to atlack Purls on thc east side. It is
saiii that the Prussians have sent their ulti?
matum to the Commune.
NEW YORK, May 1J.
A special cable dispatch to the World, dated
Paris, Thursday, stnies thal McMahon called
upou Hie German army to aiu> him, and Ger?
man engineers are now throwing a bridge
over the Seine to facilitate the passage of the
Versailles and German armies. The decisive
attack will come from tile east, and the Ger?
mans and Freuch will act together- .
WASH1XGTOX XE WS.
rite Army to Tut Down th-: Kn-Klnx
Nominations-Ti?< Tribune's Corres?
pondents Still In Limbo.
WASHINGTON-, May 18.
An order has-been issued from the War
Department, conlninlng the President's Kti
Klux proclamation.. It concludes: "The
President directs that whenever occasion shall
irise, the regular /orces ol" the United States
stationed lu the vicinity of ?ny locality where
iffences described by the act .pproved April
(Olli, 1871, may be committed, snail, lu strict
tccordance with tho provisions ol' the said
tet, be employed by their commanding officers
?i assisting tho ?.utlicriTu,i eJvIl nittho'ilv of
.he United Stales iii making arrests of; rsous
iccused under this ucl; lu preventing the res
:ue ol* persons a rr oiled for such cause; in
croaking up ami dispersing bunds ol' disguised
nataiiders, or armed organizations against,
he power or quiet of the lawful pursuits of the
tllizens in any Slate. Whenever troops are
.inployed iu thc manner indicated in this
irder, Hie commanding officer will, at the
.arllest opportunity, make a lull report of his
?perations to the proper superior authority.
Delano hus returned.
The following nominalbns hare been sent
u: Wm. A. P:le, minister lo Venezuela; Wil
ard Warner, oPAlabama, as governor of New
.l?xico; Jait.es lt. Partridge, M. H.. minister to
frazil; Gen. Franz Siircl, collector ol the nitnli
Ustrict New York; Commodore B. F. Sauls'
br rear admiral; Capt. Reed Worden, for cotn
uodore; and Capt. Stephen D. Tronchan!, for
In Hie Senate, White ami Ramsdell, the cor?
espondents ol the New York Tribune', under
luress for contempt, replied In effect In wrl
ing : His excuse for not answering the ques
ions ol the committee was, that to do so
vould be lu violation of his prolesslonal honor,
rbnt lt ls a uniform practice ol" members of
ii? profession to regard as confidential
heir sources of- information, and even if
>uch confidence had not been pledged, lt.
was Implied; and if he should vlolute
that practice, he believed he would render
himself infamous in the estimation of his as?
sociates. The questions of the committee,
which Mr. While had refused to answ sr. were
again put to him by the vice-president, the
secretary reducing his answers lo writing.
Mr. While answered that, lie first saw the
treaty in prim, and t?l?graphes it to the Tri?
bune immediately on receiving it. The
questions as to where he got lt,
Irpin whom, did he pay for it, Jcc,
were then asked, and Mr. White replied: "I
respectfully decline to answer." . A motion to
commit the prisoners to the common Jail was
untended lo place them in Hie custody ol the
sergeant-ttl-anns, and Hie committee, which
their silence placed ia contempt, is to
Lie continued during the recess, which
machinery makes their conllnement perpet-.
ital. However, should the prisoners notify
Lhe sergeant-St-arins ol thefr willingness to
purge themselves, and the committee to
which i hey are amenable shall not assemble
within ten days thereafter, the sergetint-at
arms may enlarge the prisoners.
TUE WEATHER THIS DAT.
WASHINGTON, May 18.
A slight disturbance is apparently developing
in Alabama and Georgia, and will probably
move eastward. A similar disturbance, prob?
ably asevere thunder storm, is also probable
in Minnesota. Pleasant weather will probably
continue on Friday on Hie lukes and the Ai
ltttUic and Gulf coasts.
Cn P.< IN* N'KWUKKRY.-The Newberry Herald
sa\s: "The heavy rains of th? past week, to
gellier willi the coal, wiil, li is feared, serious?
ly affect the colton crop; iudeed, in some lands
liiere is no question that much damage has
been done to it. Wheat is also mucli hurt.
We li-ar ut some fields which gave great pro?
mise a week or two imo, lhat now will not
give back the seed originally sown, while gen?
erally rust has to a very large extent shown
itself". Corn, we are ploose'd to say, never
looked belier ut this sea-un of the year, and us
a considerable crop.of it lias been plumed, we
m:iv confidently look for plenty. Oats gen?
erally is not doing well. Hardens are in a
Uoiiri?liin?r condition ano much advanced.
NEW TORE NETTS.
The Posier Case-."?lore Bric Tricks-An
Abortionist Convicted-Extention of|
NE? Yonx, May 18.
In the case of Foster, the street car mur?
derer of Putnam, eleven jurors only were ob?
tained, when tlie panel was exhausted. The
court then adjourned.
It is thought that Erie managers are quietly
buying Ptock to return thirty thousand share."
to English stockholders.
Dr. Lookup Evans, abortionist, ha? been
convicted of manslaughter in the second de?
gree, andhas been s?ntenced to three years
and six months' hard labor.
Rulloff was hanged to-day. He exhibited no
emotion. When asked whether he had any?
thing to say, he replied : "Not anything.
When asked whether he wished further delay,
he shook.his head. All this time and during the
reading of the warrant, the prisoner stood un
supportcdi and no sign ol emotion was visible,
except a gentle swaying ot the body. ,
THE TWITED STATES COURT IN \
DamagcsObtained by u Colored Georgia
Legislator- Spilled Whiskey to bc
RICHMOND, May 18.
In the United States Circuit Court to-day Jas.
McSimms, a colored member of the Georgia
Legislature, obtained a verdict for eighteen
hundred dollars damages against the Rich?
mond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad
Company, for ejecting him from Hie white
people's*cabin ol the steamer Kcyport, between
Washington and Richmond.
In the same court to-day Henry J. Smith,
now a citizen of New York,' obtained a ver?
dict against the City of Richmond for one
thousand eight hundred dollars damages for
whiskey destroyed by order of the City Coun?
cil on the night before the evacuation in
a REEL EX IN NEW ORLEANS.
Tlc ia Entertained hy thc American
Club-He Makes an Amnesty Speech. *
NEW ORLEANS, May 18.
Thc American Union Club entertained Mr.
Greeley last night. Greeley made a speech Iii
which lie said this was his first visit to the South;
I come itere, said he, with a heart devoted to
the good o? ull the people. They are not my
enemies now, who were six or eight years
ago. I bear hatred io no one. I believe the
best men should occupy thc best places with?
out any reference to bygones. The peri1
which necessitated Hie exclusion of some men
from the ballot-box no longer exists. He o p
posed disfranchisement as uo longer a-neces?
sity. There would not be a Ku-Klux in the
laud now if there had been general amnesty
Ave years ago. It would have united the
people and healed the wounds produced by
the war. For that he had struggled, and the
time was not far distant when every American
would have lils fair say at the ballot-box, and
the majority rule.
THE UNITED PRESBYTERIANS.
CHICAGO, May 18.
The second session ol' the Reunited Presby?
terians is being held hero. There are 5G2
commissioners, many of whom have not ar?
rives, un. r/iMo-?^i ii,.u iswc -.uiuiojigd in
connection with the office of moderator.
AN INDIAN FORAT.
tA?diiiNGTON, May 18.
General Gordon Granger telegraphs from
8ante Fe that Fort Bascomb has been sur?
prised by twenty-two hostile Indians, who
captured seven hundred head ol cattle and
-Daniel Francois Esprit Auber, thc eminent
musical composer, the author of Fra Diavolo
and oilier popular operas, died at Paris on
Friday last, after 'a lingering illness. He was
born on January 29, 1782, at Carn, and was
therefore in his SOth year. His father de?
signed him for a mercantile life, and sent him.
while a lad, into a London counting-room. He
was allowed to cultivate music as au amateur
accomplishment. Airer demonstrating his
utter unfitness tor mercantile lile, he removed
to Paris, selected Cherubim as his Instructor,
and devoted himself with energy and determi?
nation to Hie study of music. After divers
failures or incompl?te successes, "La Niege,"
in 1823, showed that a new power In operatic
comedy had arisen. In 1828 appeared "La
Muette de Porticl,*' (often known as "Massa
niello," over which Auber worked hard and
long. "Fra Diavolo" was brought out in 1830,
"Le Domino Noir' in 1837, and his last work,
"Le Premier Jour de Bonheur," February 15,
18G8. His other successful works are too nu?
merous even to catalogue. His" last days were
spent in retirement and repose. .
THE GKOKU? CHOPS.- The Savannali News
say? : "From a merchant ol' our city, who has
been travelling extensively through the coun?
ties of Bullooh, Burke, washington, Wilkin?
son. Lawrence, and others, we learn that very
extensive and continuous rains have for some
time prevailed in those counties, and that the
crops are very much injured, particularly in
the low lands, much of this portion being en?
tirely inundated, the water standing on some,
of the planted ground one or two leetdeep."
The corn crop Is about all planted and in a
growing condition, some of it reaching a con?
siderable height This is injured in the low
lands, and some of it entirely destroyed. In
the upper lands it is not In so bad a condi?
tion, and will udralt of ploughing. It may yet
be saved and placed In a" flourishing coudi
IIon. The cotton crop in these counties is
in a deplorable condition, especially inlhose
places which are below the ordinary level.
It I? sold that much of thia crop is completely
washed up, and what is not has been so
closely packed by the constant lulling of the
rain as to require replanting. This" weed is
naturally a delicate plant and requires the
greatest, care and fostering-any inlltience may
be exerted seriously against its thrift The
least water lying on the suffice of the ground,
if il docs not wash up the seed, will puck the
earth so completely around it as to prevent i's
growth. There ls time enough now io plant
another crop of this greut staple and have it
conn' to perfection bet?re the cold weather;
and we advise our. country Irieuds not lo at?
tempt lo nurse a sickly plant, but to plough it
up and plant over where such disastrous acci?
dent as that above slated has happened to
their cotton crops.
BANQUET TS BAKON OKKOLT.-A number of |
prominent citizens of New York having re?
quested Baron Gerolt, ihe German embussa
dor, to accept a public dinner on Iiis retire?
ment from office, the baron lias written a let?
ter ol acceptance, in which lie says: "If in?
constant, sympathies with Hie welfure of this
greut country, and my sincere wishes tor the
maintenance and promotion of the friendly re?
lations between I lie United States and Prussia,
willi the other German Slates which I repre?
sented during times ol great trial in both
countries, can justify the honorable acknowl?
edgment ol' my long public services which you
offer me. I accept your Invitation with great
pleasure, und. If agreeable, will be at your dis?
posal in New York on the Kith ineiaut."
SPARKS FROST TUE WIRES.
-The Kentucky . Republican Convention
adopted resolutions censuring the relusal of a
charter to the Cincinnati and Southern Rail?
-Governor Hoffman, of New York, arrived
in Richmond yesterday afternoon, and is stop?
ping at the Exchange Hotel.
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THE . .
Ml MD IMMIGRATION HI,
The undersigned have entered into an Association for the purpose of introducing Immigrants
tnte South Carolina and procuring homes for the same. They propose to establish Agencies
in the principal Cities or Europe and the North and Northwest, and assist Iramlgrants In
coming to our sta'e, where they will nave homes provided, and aid them In becoming
permanent settlers upon the soil.
They will be able to offer the best Cotton, Grain and Truck Land in the healthy portions
of the State, at very low prices, and on long credit, enabling the purchaser to pay for the
same out or the crops raised.
They will also assist immigrants, whea necessary, to transportation and subsistence for
the nm year.
Circulars will be prepared and distributed, explaining our plans more In detail.
. Central Office, ACADEMY OF MUSIC, CORNER KJNO AND MARRETT. STREETS, Charleston,
BUTLER, CHADWICK, GARY & CO.
References in South Car.olina :
General WADE HAMPTON,
lion. Rt F. PERRY,
Governor M. L. BONHAM,
General JOHNSON HAGOOD,
Hon. ARMISTEAD BORT,
Hon. JAMES CHESNUT,
. 1 References in New York City :
AUGUST BELMONT & CO., Bankers.
MORTON, BL'SS A CO., Bankers.
Hon. CHARLES O'CONOR, Couns^lIor-at-Law. -
Hon. JOHN E. WARD, Coun ?sellor-at-Law.
Hon. ROGER A. PRYOR, Counsellorat-Law.
Colonel RICHARD LATHERS.
T. A. HOYT, Esq., President Gold Room.
HUNT, THOMPSON A CO., Factors.
ANDERSON, STARR A CO., Merchants.
PETTCS A CO., Merchants. |
F. ZOQBAUM ? FAIRCHILD, Merchants.
General JOHN 8. PRESTON,
Hon. W. D. 8IMPS0N,
ANDREW SIMONDS, Esq.,
Hon. G. A. TRENHOLU,
Governor J. L. MANNING,
Hon. J. B. CAMPBELL.
$500,000 TO BE AWARDED TO THE TICKET-HOLDERS OF THE
SERIES OF CONCERTS TO COMMENCE ON THE FIRST OF
CHARLESTON. S. C., ON WHICH DAY
THE DRAWING COMMENCES.
THE SOUTH CAROLINA LAND AND IMMIGRATION ASSOCIATION, UNDER THE AUSPICES
of the "South Carolina State Agricultural and Mechanical Society," will give a series of Concerts
at the Academy of Music, Charleston, S. C., commencing October 1st, 1871, for the purpose
or raising a Innd to enable Emigrants ta settle upon lands selected by the Association for Homes
of Northern and European Farmers and others, in the State of south Carolina and for their
transportation thither and support Tor tte first year. .
150,000 SEASON TICKETS OF ADMISSION, AND NO MORE,
AT FIVE DOLLARS EACH.
ALL THE PREMIUMS, INCLUDING DEED AND CERTIFICATE OF TITLE TO ACADEMV
OF MC-IC, will be.deposited with the National Bank of the Republic, New York.
#500,000 ITV GIFTS !
1st Gift-ACADEMY OF MUSIC, Charleston, S. C., cost to build $230,000, having an annual
rental of about $IO,000, from Opera House, ?stores and Halls; the building being
about 230 feet by 60 feet, and situated corner of King and Market streets, m the
centre of the city, and well known to be the tluesj; building and most valuable %
property in Charleston, valued at. .$250,000
2d Gift-Cash.i. 100,000
3d Gift-Cash. -.'.. 26.0<w
?lin Gift-Casu. W00
5th Gift-Cash....;. . 6?W0
25 Cifts-Cash-each $1000..:. 25,000
25 Gifts-Cash-ea'ch $500."?>. . 12,600
350 Gifts-Cash-eacli $100. 36,ooo
250Gifis-Cash-each $50... 12|600
500 G if t s-Cash-each $26.'.. .. VLWQ
1250 Gilts-Cash-each $10.?.". 12,600
2101 Gilts, amounts to...$500,ooo
BUTLER, CHADWICK, GARY & CO.,.
Agents S. C. Land and Immigration Association,
General M. C. BUTLER, ) PBARTiwnv B r
JOHN CHADWICK. Esq., }? CHARLESTON, 8. C.
General M. W. GARY. )
AGENTS WANTED-LIBERAL COMMISSIONS ALLOWED.
Commissioners and Supervisors of Drawing
General!A. R. WRIGHT, of Georgia.'
General BBADLEY T. JOHNSON, of Virginia.
Colonel B. W. RUTLEDGE, of South Carolina.
Hon. ROGER A. PRYOR, ol New York.
A. FAIR AND COMMENDABLE SCHEME I
CHARLESTON. S. C., May -, 1871.
We take pleasure in certifying ttat we are acquainted with General M. C. BUTLER, JOHN
CHADWICK, Esq., and Genera'. M. W. GARY, o? the firm of BUTLER, CHADWICK. GARY A CO., and
know them to begenilemen or Integrity, and we regard the object they Have of assisting immigrants
to homes In South Carolina or great importance to Hie State as well as to the Immigrants, and we
have every confidence that their entarpilse will be carried ou? with fairness and honesty Wal! par
GEO. A. TRENHOLU, I- HAYNE,
B. H. RUTLEDGE, ?? MAGUATH,
JAM KS CONNER. ^LS1"?^
JAMESR. PRINGLE. HLNKi BUlol,
ayl3-3mos W.LMOT G. DaSAUSSURE.