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VOLUME XI.-NUMBER 1671.
CHARLESTON, WEDNESDAY" MORNING, MAY 3, 1871.
EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR.
THE MASSACRE OE MISERS AT
WEST FITTSTOK SHAFT.
Eighteen Found Dead-Nineteen Ku?
rnell tn an Insensible Condition-A
Scene of Horror-Unremitting Efforts
of the Miners to Rescue their Com?
rades-Interview} witu the Survivors
-Graphic Description of the Night In
[Correspomlence or rtie New Y ors World.]1
PITTSTON, PA., May 28.
From midnight to noon tc-t?ay the excite?
ment around the West Pittston shaft has been
unabated. Thousands o? people arrived jn
the ground last night, and the period ol sus?
penso was trying and intense. Everybody
had his own tueiry as to the chances ol'life lor
the men In the depth beneath. Some thought
the miners would be saved oa account of the
copions supply of water running through the
mines, bul all the raining engineers, superin?
tendents, loreraen and experienced miners
thought the chance of salvation very meagre.
Avondale was a ta!e-teiliug and sorrowful pre?
cedent, and the surging crowd, arguing more
from analogy than any scientific knowledge of
the faWs in the case, -concurred In the belie!
that the unfortunate men who were lying in
the subterranean channel ol' death were be?
yond all hopes of recovery. Mothers and
wives participated in the same
FEELTNG OF DESPAIR,
m? and loud were the lamentations heard on all ?
sides, finding an echo in every heart, and
drawing tears from ever j eye. The whole
scene around the shafi was a perfect illustra?
tion ol hopelessness and resignation, but the
brave men worked incessantly, with no other
Incentive than love of their ieilow-men, did
'not diminish their energy nor allow, their
ardor to coo.'. Towards midnight prepara?
tions were completed to enter the suait. A
temporary platform carriage had been con?
structed and a hoisting apparatus prepared.
The rope attached to the carriage was manned
by 500 willing hands, and an efficient officer,Mr.
J. E. Patterson, had charge ot'the signals and
- hoisting. To keep the cro wd away and clear
passages lor the transmission ol' fresh air, a
"circle of rope was formed around the mine
and nobody allowed Inside the enclosure. At
ll o'clock P. M. four men volunteered to enter
the shalt. They were lowered down, but
could not penetrate further tliau 100 teet.
When hoisted up they reported .
INDISTINCT VOICES COMINO KROM I?ELOW.
A fluttering of hope ran through the crowd.
At 11.30 three miners volunteered again, but
after reaching the depth of- 200 feet the signal
was given for hoisting. They reporteel a
noise, but lt might have been an echo. At 12
M. three miners were let down, and nothing
was heard from them lor half an hour. The
suspense was intolerable. Many apprehen?
sions of danger were afloat v hen at last the
signal was given to hoist. They report two
mules and four horses alive, and bring up
Andrew Morgan, breathing hard and Insensi?
ble.^. At 1 o'clock one man sent down reports
Hiram Curtis dend. He was lound lying with
his lace'ln water. The explorers went as far
as the barricade built by the miners, and on
that they found, written with chalk, the fol?
"WE ARE ALL IN HERE."
From thal time till noon to-day tho men
. were brought up gradually, sometimes one at
a time. Medical aid was plenty, there being a
large number of physicians on the ground <ur
nlshed wiih restoratives and other medical
stores. The men around worked bravely, sus?
tained by the hope that every new arrival at
the top of the shaft would be a live man. The
sonorous voice ol' Patterson at the mouth of
the shaft proclaimed the fate of Hie men. The
air resounded at regular Intervals with tlie an?
nouncement "dead," "dying," "breathing
hard," "groaning scarily," "insensible." and
many other equally descriptive and sad quali?
fications. Those who voluntered to enter Hie
mines In search'of the men were often over?
come with choke-damp, and many of them are
not yet free Irom its effects.
THE LAST MAN.
At 11.30 o'clock A. M. thirty six men hail
been hoisted up, and another man was report?
ed missing. Several parties went down In
search ol him, but did not succeed. He was
supposed to be at the bottom of the shalt,
buried under tuc debris. Men were sent with
shovels and picks to clear the rubbish, and
others volunteered to explore the mines east
and west. For two long hours the men work?
ed with a will, and for two long hours the peo?
ple outside were held In breathless suspense.
At last the long-expected signal to hoist was
given and the man brought up alive. He was
lound lying cn his side, with bis arm under his
head, about tlfiy feet lrom the place in which
he usually worked. He had crept Into an air?
way, and the water near the airway was waist
dee?. Had he been there an hour longer he
woura have been drowned. After being
brought to the open air the reaction was too
strong for him, and at 4 o'clock he waa added
to the list of dead.
INTERVIEW WITH THE SAVED.
At four o'clock this afternoon I repaired to
the house of Thomas Edwards and his son
George, two ol' the men who had been within
the gates of death. Neither of ibem had suf?
fered much, and both were able to converse
freely. The following is the conversation
which took place:
Repurter. George, 1 want you to relate, as
far as you can remember, the events of the last
twenty-four hours-how you felt in the mines
and what occurred there ?
George. We went Into the raines this morn?
ing at six. A t two we were preparing to come
out. Upon approaching the foot T noticed
some burning Umbers falling down, and the
truth came on my mind that the shaft was on
fire, and that we would all be slim in as they
were at Avondale. The carriage above came
down with a crash, and we ran back along the
east gangway. Robert Smallcombe gave the
first warning. After we got back about two hun?
dred feet we commenced building a wall across
the gangway to keep away the smoke. One ol'
the nen, John Burroughs, wrote on this bar
rlcade : "We are all inside here." and after we
got Inside we encountered each other, held a
prayer-meeting, and prepared for the worst.
Few of our men were calm. At C o'clock some
ol'them began to sleep. I tried to wake lhetn,
but they would no sooner wake than they
would fall to sleep again. I opened the door
and went towards the shan, but was nearly
overcome with the smoke and sulphur. I went
back to the men and lound most of them
asleep. I remember nothing further.
STATEMENT OF THE 6MALLCOMBES.
From Edwards's house I went to the home
of t?e Smalrcombes; lour of the family were in
thconine, and the lather lay dead while the
three sons were lively and almost convales?
cent. The explanation given by these t bree ?
sons are very clear and interesting. Each of
them talked in his turn. This is their state?
Thomas saw the smoke about two hundred
feet lrom the foot of the shalt; at 2.30 I went io
look for Thomas Crehan, and saw him go up
the shaft Just as I reached it: I went back to
look for father, and met him and my brothers
going towards the foot; we tried to get there,
hut the fire was too hot and the smoke too
thick; we then went back to the east ganaway
and assisted the men to build a barricade
across the gangway; we built it of ci*lm anil
stone, and "some of the men stripped them?
selves of their clothing to put in the crevices;
it took us an hour and a half to put up the
wall; all the men In the mines were as?
sisting us as far as their feelings would
allow them; many of them were overcome
with grief, and could not work; Marlin Coony,
eighteen years old, died in half an hour aller
the barricade was built; he died of a broken
heart; the three men found on the outside
tried to get into the enclosure, but were suffo?
cated lb the attempt: two of the men on the1,
outside were doing sentinel duty, watching
the current of air at the foot of the shaft; the
air went upwards after the first half hour, and
continued so tor two hours, so we opened the
door; Robert and Thomas had jost been re?
lieved when Andrew Morgan and Hiram Mor?
gan, and Hiram Curtis, went there, and they
must have fallen under the influence of choke
damp, but we could not say why they did not
come back lo ns. At 7.30 we held a prayer
meeting. Some were curing, and others
singing hymns. Many were crying, and one
little boy, .rames Jones, cried out, -'I snail
never see my dear mother a^ain." Many
were giving up at once, while others tried to
cheer them. We had
A JOOD PRAYER MEETING.
Many earnest prayers were made by Welsh
and English miners, and several Irishmen
prayed to the Virgin' Mary to come in and
save them. We' continued to pray and sln^
until our voices gave out. About 9 o'clock we
began to prepare ourselves for the worst.
The black damp was creeping upon us. We
became dizzy and weak In the knees, and iel]
down near the water rubbing our nostrils,
mouth, temples and eyelids. We also ielt a
load on our stomachs. Father and we three
got together, and the last we knew of him he
was alive. Our father and William R. Davis
started tne Uea of the barricade. We had no
shovels, ami therelore had to carry culm in
our hats. Little James Jones carried culm in
his cap. .AU the while he was crying about
his mother. Sometimes we thought we would
be rescued, and a' other times we thought not
Father prayed for his family above ground,
and when he ceased praying he told us he was
ready to die. He was on his knees when
death overtook him. When the smoke be?
came too much for us we got over the wall,
and Martin Cooney trl?d, but waa too weak,
and fell down insensible. There was another
man lying dead at m feet. Wo felt very
thankful that we could not hear the screams
of the women from the top, as that would
have added to our anguish.
STATEMENT OF MARTIN COX.
We went in at 7 A. M.: my brother Robert
cut through from one airway to another, and
tu med in ga?, and six miners came outwiih
him before t'ieir shalt was np'; the air was so
bad they could not work at all. This was
about fifteen minutes before the lire, anti
seven rain irs came up to the top live
minutes before the fire was driovered. The
first intimation we had of the fire was a sound
through the mine as if there was an explosion
ol gas; an Et glish miner said there is a fire;
we were then working about fifty yards Irom
the bottom of the shaft on the west side; I
then ran to the bottom ol'the shalt and saw
the fire conting down; ran back to my com?
rades and :oIrl them, "we are all lost; thc
shaft was OM fire;" we were seven in al); we
then rau to the loot of the shalt, and burning
timbers wert- coming down; Ihrew on water to
put out the f.re, and the smoke became so in?
tense that wij were nearly suffocated. Dense
volumes came down the shall aud filled the
place. We Mien ran over to the west side. in.
the direction of the river bridge, down thc
slope, and trot in at the door, wlthelevet
others, makiag eighteen altogether. In that
place rhe smoke came in upon us sn badly that
we gathered up a gob ot fine stuff Irom the
track, and fastened up the cracks of the door,
and also stuffed coals In the huies, which
slopped the imoke for some time. We nov
had time for thought and reflection. No one
expected to see daylight again, and said it was
a second Avondale. We all sang hymns and
prayed, calltog upon Cod in his mercy to save
us, as we all felt doomed, and beyond' human
aid. e ran back and forth through the nanj
ways for fresh air. At 3.15 P. M. Patrick Far?
ley fell and groaned twice, and wns found dead
when the min came in ihe place alter the fire.
I then went over to the west side lor my coat
to help stop out the smoke, as we would all be
suffocated very soon. The men then passed
me carrying back their comrades, who were
dying In their arms. More men were outside
the doors crying out In distress and anguish,
calling upon God for safety and succor. None
expected to oome out alive. The mules were
kicking and neighing. A boy told bis lather,
with a horrible oath, to stop praying and cry?
ing, wo' will come out sate, and if wo must
die let us die like men. The father and son
both came oui alive. At 7.30 P. M. I became
insensible atid remained so until I wits brought
out by my brother Robert, about 5 o'clock ou
Martin Cox is an intelligent Irishman, aged
about twenty-two years.
A special frota Pittston says that every man
taken out alive is in immiuent danger. Most
of them can live but a few hours, and a few
are dead this morning. The physicians lu at?
tendance now emphatically assert that not ooo
of those thought rescued can recover from the
injuries Bastioned. There was a great differ?
ence between lite arrangement of the West
Pittston si,alt. burned on Saturday, and that al
Avondale. In the Avondale shalt lhere was a
furnace, but here there was none, and Hie air
was lorced down by means of a large fan. The
breaker caught fire at 2 o'clock on Saturday
afternoon. The fire was entirely extinguished
down to the oottom by 7 o'clock, and it is now
confidently believed if the men in charge of I
the rescue he.d thought o? this construction of [
the work and procured a new ian. and set lt
up In operation immediately, enough air could
have been forced down to maintain life in all
me men behind the barricade; but no lan was
brought until too late, aud most of the men
had perished lor want of air.
A New United States Marshal for South
Carolina-GrantOft* for Long Branch?
The Indians Making Things Lively
in the Wt si-C. C. Bowtn'ri Troubles
Advices at. the Indian Bureau.
WASHINGTON, May 31.
Robert Wallace has been nom'raat.-d marshal
for Soulh Carolina.
The session of the Cabinet to-day will be the
last for months.
T!ie President is' going to Long Branch to?
Schofield telegraphs for reinforcements to
fight the ludiaus in Arizona. It is stated that
a regiment o:' cavalry will be serat from Texas.
Bowen's ball has been increased by $250.
The following telegrams were read:
NEW YORK, May 31.
L'. P. Fisher. U. A Attorney:
I have exe nlned the clerk's records ami lind
au entry ul I he case, bul erasures have been
made, Chris. C. and Frances being written
over the erasures. No judgment or papers ot
any kind an: on file. I have examined the
Transcript lor January and February, but. lind
no publication. I will continue the search.
(Signed) A. B. WILLIAMS.
The following was the reply:
NEW YORK. Mav 31.
I think the whole thing a fraud and forgery.
The wituesses aud proof will come on to-mor?
(SignC'l) NOAO WEU3TER,
. ?. S. Attorney.
The court '.hen adjourned.
Holden is before the Southern claims com?
mittee to-day, swearing to the loyalty of cer?
Colfax has departed Westward.
Reports ol Indian troubles in Arizona, New
Mexico, and along the Texas lrontier, have
been confirmed by official advices.
THE WEATHER THIS HAY.
WASHINGTON, May 31.
It is probable that local rain storms will be
experienced duriug the night on the imme?
diate coast (rom Georgia to Maine, followed
by clearing-lip weather on Thursday. Clear
and partially cloudy weather, with light
winds, will probably prevail in the luterior
and on the Lakes.
Yesterday')* Weather Reports.
New Orleans -
29.92 82 S
29.96 7? SE
29.9s 06 K
30.01: 82 SW
29.9? 77 NE
29.94 S4 N
29.93 76 NW
30.01 M H
GREELEY'S SOUTHERN TRIP.
HOW HE TALKED TO THE PEOPLE
Praises the South and Pitches into
No vr "York-Counsels Brotherly Love
The Jett Davis Bond. &c.
A dispatch from Galveston, of the 2,8th ulti?
Last night a large crowd assembled in front
of the Exchange Hotel to hear Mr. Greeley
speak on the political topics ol the day. Mr.
Greeley, being introduced to the assembled
throng, spoke as follows:
I desired, for some time, tb come into your
State with a view to examine the material in?
terests and present them afterwards as I
thought they looked; but the whole people ol'
Texas united in extending me the invitation,
and without exception have treated me with
the. greatest courtesy and uniform kindness.
Hitherto I have confined what I had to say to
topics about which there was no difference ol
opinion as between the North an 1 South, but
as I am ou the eve of departure from the State,
I have been invited for the first lime to speak
on political matters. I shall speak with defer?
ence, kindness and a regard for the feelings o?
all, and trust my remarks will tend -to har?
monize difference.0, and If possible signalize
the causes. I feel we are at the commence?
ment of a new era.
Since I have been in Texas I have repeated?
ly heard complaints that the people of the
North habitually misrepresent the. feelings and
acts of the Southern people-at least that por?
tion ol' them that does not sympathize with
those who at present control the government:
that they were generally and systematically
belied; That. Northern people think Texans a
bandjol outlaws and desperadoes. Such is not
my understanding of Northern opinion; In the
enrly history of the State doubtless a number
of men were attracted hither who could be
very well spared at home, and were not par?
ticularly welcome here or elsewhere.
Soon after the close ol the war complaints
were made and believed that the colored people
sometimes suffered from their late masters
violence, but we have heard nothing of this for
two or three years. ? believe at this day not so
much violence occurs in Texas as in New York
City; certainly lhere ?snot nearly so much said
aooutit. With about an equal population in
Texas as in the City ol New York, there are
me>re desperadoes in that city than lu Texas.
aDel lt is harder work to manage them. The
North does not think Texas the land ol the
bowie knile and pistol.
The proof that Texas is in good repnte is
shown by the steady increase of population
from other States. In this, perhaps, Texas ls?
a single exception, without it may be Oregon.
Texas aione is rapidly gaining ground. Other
Slates may Increase", oecanse losses aro re?
placed by larger gains, but Texas does not lose
any, one reason lor which ls that the North?
ern press ls Jest to Texas, and I intend to be
just to her.
all the letters I shall write from here and
all I shall write about here after I leave .will
show that such will be my representations, lor
I can testily that property and life are safe und
protected in Texa6. While the Southern peo?
ple complain that the North does not under?
stand and misrepresents them.it may also he
said that they In torn do not understand the
Northern people. This ls all wrong *nd un?
fortunate. They should. If possible, be allied,
ami I hope and believe they will.
Here Mr. Greeley dwelt at considerable
length upon the war", the causes of the war
and slavery, and alluded to the assassination
of President, Lincoln us follows: When ilie
proclamation was issued by President Johnson
charging Jefferson Davis aud other Southern
lenders with complicity, also that the South?
ern people had countenanced the assassina?
tion, 1 rejoice to know thal the call lor re
veuge was overruled by thc forbearance of
the North. Any deaths caused by legal pro?
cess for treason afterwards would have car?
ried great bitterness. I therefore rejoice that
1 belong to a people wise enough to" recollect
this. It was widely circulated that I was con?
demned by the Union League for becoming
security for J*ff. Davis.
Those who condemned me were beaten three
to one. While those tho^c-ands denounced,
the better sense of the North justified me. I
did this out ot no particular regard for Jeffer?
son Davis, not lor any political friendship, lor
we were always opposed to each other. The
act was ah effort on my part lo reach the heart
o? the Southern people, who felt that their
cause was involved with Jeff. Davis. There?
fore I did that for the southern people, not for
Jeff. Davis, though lh?*y were equally guilty
The general sentiment ol the people of the
North is to let bygones be bvgonee. I have
not un.idea that proscription will be maintain?
ed, nor would it have been so far if it had not
beeu lor certain vitiating actions on the pan
ol Southern people. It will, however, be very
soon utterly abolished, and it ls lor this reason
I have opposed partial amnesty. A general
amnesty should pass, and then let us all be as
we were before the war.
Alter some remarks upon the protection ol
domestic manufactures and the necessity ol
encouraging them, he closed with an eloquent
pereoratton respecting the future of Texas, and
the United Stales generally. Mr. Greeley
was listened to with "the most marked atten?
Mr. Greeley made a speech to Ul? Germans
at Columbus*, on Friday, comparing the suc?
cessful establishment of German aud American
nationality, ic. His reception everywhere
has been un ovation.
Mr. Greeley's Idcus about the Agricul?
tural "Interests of the it? prion of the
[Editorial Correspondence New York Tribune.j
HOUSTON, TEXAS, May 20.
I presume there ls no richer soil on earth
thuu thal formed by the aununl overflow of
its banks by the mighty Mississippi. That in?
undation liiis been checked, not precluded, by
the ailiilcial levees, which, though locally ad?
vantageous, seems to me, on a broader view,
mistaken. The current of the Fainer of
Waters is. in the main, so restless when
the ? river is at a high stage, and is
so surcharged with lil? richest earth, lliatit
has only to be modilied, not arrested, to Induce
it to commence a deposit of fertilizing sedi?
ment: Now if its banks were so adjusted that it
would at once overflow llu-in along Hs whole
course irom Cairo to the liallze, it could never
rise six Inches above them, and its inunda?
tions, no longer devastating, would still fur?
ther enrich and gradually though Slowly ele?
vate the adjacent region." I distrust the per?
manent efficacy ol any artificial levees. Jt is
not practicable to pile both banks ol' a great
river for a lull thousand miles; yet, without
piling, nothing will surely prevent the under?
mining of the highest and firmest levees, so
that they will crumble into the current and be
swept away, causing crevasses which human
power is Inadequate to close till the river falls.
1 predict, therefore, that leveeing will fail to
keep the Mississippi within its banks; aud,
while 1 do not suggest any alternative, I sub?
mit that it were belier to bear existing evil.s
than to seek their cure through agencies likely
to create evils still greater.
1 judge lrom what I have seen that the sur?
face of most ol the acres o; Louisiana account?
ed land is lower than thal of the adjacent rivers
and. bayous. Naturally, swamps and marshes
abound, mainly covered by thick forests ol
.live oak, cypress and some smaller trees, usu?
ally standing in six to twelve inches of water,
and iutersected by small bayous, averugiug
four to six feet in depth of waler, the conge?
nial home ol' the alligator, as they would be of
the frog and the ?luck if the alligator were not
loud ol a meat diet. The gray moss which
trails from most of the trees in these swamp
forests is much admired by the Inhabitants,
?ind is gathered to fill mattresses. Very little
has yet been done toward draining these vast
swamps, because of their very slight inclina?
tion toward the Gull, lu which direclion nlone
can waler be made to flow away from them.
Ultimately they will be severally leveed or dyk?
ed, and then pumped dry by steam; but not
these many years. Meantime, the relatively
dry land which separates iheto, being two
or three feet higher, baa been largely
improved and cultivated, though some of
it has been neglected, since the war. Cane
and cotton are grown on a part of the planta?
tions; corn quite generally; potatoes, and what
we call sweet potatoes, willi corn and some
colton, by the blacks ou the r petty holdings.
I had been told that the black women no lon?
ger work in the Heids; but they were at work
on most of the patches we passed between
New Orleans and Brashear, eighty miles west?
ward on the Atchafalaya, where we took boat
lor Galveston. In many places, husband, wife
and one or two children were hoeing side by
side, and, though this kind of agriculture is
not, very efficient, their crops generally looked
well. Where their patches are easily flowed,
part ol each was often devoted to rice", where?
of the culture in this State is rapidly extend?
ing. I understood that lt is considered the
surest and most profitable grain crop grown in
Louisiana, while it requires no costly ma?
chinery to flt it for sale. The grower takes it
in its rough state to the mill, where he re?
ceives 100 pounds ol th? cleaned or hulled
grain for each ICO pounds in the hull, called
"paddy." A poor man can do-better growing
rice than cotton.
I doubt that one-eighth of the area of Louisi?
ana is to-day under tillage, while she grows
little or no other than wild grasses of slight
value. She has some millions of acres of thin,
poor, sandy soil in her northern and eastern
sections, usually covered with pine, some of it
of good size and quality, the rest small and
worthless. Leaving this to grow to limber,
the residue is exceedingly fertile, yet less
than half of it is arable without the aid of
steam. By-and-by, bayous will be dredged,
dykes or levees constructed, large inclosures
pumped dry. then ploughed and tilled by
gigantic steam engines; and then Louisiana
will rapidly take rank among Hie most pro?
ductive and populous of the States composing
our Union. H. G.
THE MURDERED KU-KLUX.
Fant lc lier Killed in his Bed.
We published a few days ago the reported
murder of Mr. Wait Faulkner, who had . been
wounded and captured in the ?ate Ku-KIux
visit to Newberry. From the evidence elicited
at the coroner's inquest, we ?earn that fie was
lying at the house of Mr. Williams, in Edge
field County, attended by his wife.
? On the evening of May 20, Mr. J. C. Williams
testified, a man came lo ihe house and desired
to see Mr. Faulkner privately. He said lo Mr.
Williams that his business was to aprise the
wounded man that his whereabouts was
known, and also ol the danger he was in if he
remained any longer in his preeeDt condition;
that he came as a friend, and asked Mr. Wil?
liams if he could loan him a wagon to carry
away the wounded man.
I Alter the said conversation with the stran?
ger. Mr. Williams returned to the house and
acquainted Mr. Faulkner with what the stran?
ger had said, and, at the same time, asked Mr.
Faulkner If he must let him come in. Mr.
Faulkner said, "Yes. ?el him come in.'' I
then returned to the gate and told the gentle?
man he might go in and talk with Mr. Faulk?
ner. When the gentleman arrived at the door
of the room where Mr. Faulkner lay. he re?
quested to speak privately to Mr. Faulkner, so
Mr. Faulkner requested mysell and Mrs. Faulk?
ner to retire, which we did.
After talking a short time he came
out of the room and went towards the
gate. As soon as the gentleman left the
room. I entered and asked Mr. F. what he
thought of the Btranger. Ke replied that he
thought he (the stranger) was his friend, and
that he had gqne out to bring in a person
whom he knew. The strange gentleman
again returned and said he wished to deliver
a message he had from the gentleman who
was at the gate. So Mr. Faulkner asked my?
self and his wile to leave the room again un
lil tile stranger delivered^Iie message. The
stranger remained in the room a 6hort time,
and when he came out asked me lo accompa?
ny him down lo the gate and remain with the
horses until he aud the other gentleman came
ID and saw Mr. Faulkner together. So I walk?
ed willi him down to the gate, but saw no
horses. Just as I was passing through the
gate up rose three men who presented pistols
?t me, and told me If I attempted to move
they would shoot me dead. I told them I
would obey their commands.
The gentleman who came with me from the
house beckoned to one of the four men who
were al the gate. The two men ran to the
house, rushed into the room, and fired two
shots at Mr. Faulkner, bolh.of them takiDg ef?
fect, one passing through his head and the
oilier in the thigh. Immediately alter the r??
pons or Cie'plstols, the TWoTnenrau with ail
their might down to the gale where me other
three men were, who had me in custody. I
was then told to go to the house. The Ave
men then ran off with all their might. I then
hastened lo the house and found Mr. Faulkner
n corpse. J did not know any of Ute men.
NEWS FROM MEXICO.
MEXICO, May 23.
Affairs look threatening in the States of Jo
misco, San Luis Potosi and Puebla. Conto
has been sentenced to death. A million ol dol?
lars in silver lias arrived from Guadalajara, to
be shipped to Europe and the United Stales.
Tampico has net yet been taken. Consul Bod
ham says the revolution has no political sig?
nificance. Iis only object is lo mb the mer?
chants. Tamberlikl Ceralta and Mari were en?
thusiastically received on their first appear?
A ROBBER CONVICTED.
NEW YOKE, May 31.
Joseph Murray was convicted to-day in the
Court of General Sessions ol being Implicated
in Hie Central Park robbery, and was sentenc?
ed to twenty years' State prison.
ALL ABOUT THE STATE.
The crops about Bishopvllle and in other lo?
calities now look somewhat promising, not?
withstanding the drawback of a cold season
hitherto. The worms have made havoe of the
corn on bottom lands, which have had to be
replanted, in some instances, a third lime. On
.Monday night a line, warm rain commenced
to fall which will do mucli good.
A race has been made up. to take place in
Sumter on Friday, the 0th ol June. whicL will
attract a good deal of interest. Hie distance
to benin is eight Hundred yards, for a purse of
six hundred dollars.
R. G. Ellerbe enters his chestnut mare Belle
of York, and W. P. Burch enters his roan horse
Wild Arab. The chestnut mare ls out of a
Glencoe mare and sired by York, who was sired
by Planet. We have not been informed as to
the pedigree of Wild Arab. Olher horses are
in training, and it is probable that other races
will be gotten upon the occasion.
The Methodist district meeting at Marion
was largely attended last week, Bishop Wight?
man presiding. The usual business was trans?
uded, and the session was harmonious and in?
teresting. The next conference for that dis?
trict is to be held at Georgetown.
Mrs. Mary Shaw, ol Marlon, the wife of
Major A. J. Shaw, died on Thursday evening
The Marion Crescent mentions having re?
ceived the first cotton form ol'the season from
the plantation ol'Mr. E. J. Moody.
The Crescent publishes the following ac?
count ol'deeds of violence, commiued on the
west side ol' Peedee River, in Marion County.
Its correspondent says :
"Heretofore cur township has been noted
for ihe peacefulness and good order of the
people, but recently events have irausplred
calculated to create horror and a spirit of re?
venge in the breast ot our law-abiding people.
But a short lime since the burniug ol' aD out?
house ou my premises occurred. Now 1 have
to relate the shooliug ol' Mr. S. F. Parker,
which look place the night ol' the20ih instant,
about H or 10 o clock, while standing lu his
house-door, by persons unknown. He was
struck willi eight shot-two in the body, very
slight; three In each leg, all slighi wounds, ex?
cept the one in the left knee, which is of a
serious nature, yet 1 am happy to say Mr.
Parker is doing well, and no lears are
entertained of his recovery. Mr. Parker
was a peaceful quiet citizen, and had
been guilty of nothing to warrant such
outrageous and unlawful conduct. He is quite
a young man, though married, and a good
citizen. Still another outrage: Last Wednes?
day night, the Uta instant, the blacksmith
shop ot C. B. Foxworth was consumed by fire;
evidently the work of an incendiary. Mr.
Foxwon'h was a blacksmith, wheelwright and
gunsmith, therefore his loss ls heavy, as Le
had tools suitable for each branch ol' his trade,
and lost, all; the burning look place about half
past 3 o'clock. Mr. Foxworth is a quiet and
harmless man, a good soldier during the war.
and lost a leg in the service of his country/'
A BOURBON TO BE.KING.
FRANCE ON THE EVE CF A COUP
Wounded Insurgents Buried Alive
Cluseret Shot-Fusion of the Legit*,
mists and Orleanists-Rochcfort's Cou?
deinnatlon Certain- Dapanlonp to bc
Archbishop of Paris-Th : Count de
Chamliord to be Called to the Thron
PA ms, May 31).
There is already a strong feeding that the
Paris Government is too weah to last. Awful
massacres continue. In one ditch the wound?
ed were buried alive. They groaned and
shrieked dreadfully all night. Vidal was shot,
BO was Faidherbe. Forty thousand francs
found in a stiller's cellar are among the spoils
ot the Republic. Another member of the
Commune has been arrested, and a hundred
an-i fifty thousand irancs found upon him.
Okalwaskl was found wounded in an ambu?
lance, taken out and shot. Milllere was ar?
rested at the Luxembourg. He resisted vio?
lently and fired six shots from his revolver.
He was taken to the steps and shot by the
Versaillists. At the barricades in the Place
des Fetes, a number ot insurgents lost their
way and got mixed up with tba Versaillists,
by whom they were taken prisoners and fifty
ol them shot.
The troops still hold the mayoralties and
public buildings. Cluseret was shot on Sat?
Le Franc succeeds Picard. General Cissey
succeeds Lelto as Minister of War. Favre re?
mains in thc ministry at the special request ot
Thiers. Picard will be made governor of the
Bank of France. The Monde announces that
Prince de Joinville and the Due dAumale have
proclaimed their adherence to the manifesto
of Chambord, and the fusion of the Legiti?
misis and Orleanists is complete. Rochefort
will certainly be condemned. Lefto goes as
ambassador to St. Petersburg.
VIENNA, May 30.
The Pope's encyclical letter declares thc
Italian guarantees a tissue of lies and hy.
VEKSAILI.ES, May 31.
The Bishop of Orleans, Dupanloup, will be
the successor ol Darboy. the Archbishop ol
Paris, who was assassinated by the insur?
. NEW York, May 31.
The World's special from London, 31st, says:
"To-day's Paris advices say, executions still
continue. Persons denounced, as soon as
they are discovered in their hiding places, are
arrested s nd shot. Numerous arrests of men
and women continue. There have been re?
newed attempts at assassination and arson.
Many of those executed yesterday and to-day
seemed to be perlectly crazy. A horrid effluvia
from the bodies of the dead fills certain quar?
ters of Hie city. There are abundant signs ot
a speedy coup d'etat In thc Assembly lo de?
pose President Thiers and eummon the Count
de Chambord to the throne.''
TEE SAVANNAH REGATTA.
How the Charleston Yacht Made thc
Best Time, butdidu't Win the Race.
[From the Savannah Advertiser.]
The boats were placed in position, and pre?
cisely at 11.34 A. M. the gun fired for the
marting ol' the two second-cls-ss bouts, tho
..Eleanor" and "Rainbow." The latter craft
got the advantage ot the start, and gracefully
stootl out, followed by the Charleston com?
petitor. Five minutes after, tne gun fired,
and all the other yachts of thc lourth and
filth class slipped their anchor and swiftly
moved towards Ossabaw, on their lourteen
mile course. The Blurt was beautifully made
in every respect, all the boats getting away
with remarkable unanimity. We do not re?
member of ever witnessing a belter start or a
more picturesque sight, as the graceful,
heavily canvassed yachts walked over the
water with the speed ol' an eoglne. The lol
lowing boats started In the race, not all of
them undertaking to turn the stake boat:
May Forrest, entered by T. W. McNish.
Mlunle, entered by M. M. Belina?o.
I?ondl?a, entered by II. K. Washburn.
St. George, entered by Phillp Hartley.
Avon, entered by B. B. Habersham.
Rainbow, entered by Julian Myers.
Otella, entered by F. M. Cox.
Carrie, entered by S. P. Goodwin.
Eleanor, entered by L. McLaln.
Hope, entered by C. Buckingham.
The day that had opened so inauspiciously
could not have been belter, Hie lavorable
breeze carrying the boals with, such velocily
that it was with difficulty the sicam yacht En?
terprise, with the judges on board, could pass
them in lime to reach the stakeboat in ad?
The Charleston boat, the Eleanor, which in
the meantime had passed the Rainbow, was
the first to round the steamer, at 1 o'clock pre?
cisely. Thc Rainbow followed at 1.08, thc
Olelfu at 1.1?, the Minnie at 1.20, the May For?
rest at 1.21, and the Carrie atl.21J. All the
other boals being lar behind hand, the judges
returned to Montgomery, passing the Hope,
the St. Ceorge and the Isondiga in Hie order
named. The Eleanor passed the terminal line
first at 1.31 j, followed by the Rainbow 84 min?
nies later, the delia at 1 50, the Carrie at
I.08", Hie Minnie at 1.5i>j, and the May Furrest
ai 2.01.;. The time ol the other boats was not
taken or required, the race virtually closing
by the coming in of a boat belonging to each
At the dock the belief prevailed that the
Charleston boat,.the Eleanor, had won the
first prize, and accordingly three cheers were
riven for the crew by me Savanuab gentle?
men, to which our visitors responded with a
similar compliment. Alter a long consulta?
tion by the judges, and every proper allow?
ance made for area ol canvas, the award ol
prizes and the race were given as follows:
Kulnbow, class No. 1.$125
otella, class No. A. mo
May Forrest, class No. 5. 75
No second or third class boat appearing to
contest, the prizes named will be held by the
association. The following is a recapitulation
ol' the race, relating to only those boats whose
lime was taken by the Judges:
Carne.2: 9* 019
As the allowance to sall boals is U seconds
to every square foot, it will be readily under?
stood why the boals that arrive first do not
wtuthe race. Tue Eleanor, by virtue ol her
large canvas area, hud to allow the Rainbow
thirteen iniuules und twenty seconds, but the
luiter boat had nearly six minutes to spare
besides the allowance. The della won Ihe
fourth-class prize in Ihe same way. The May
Forrest had no competitor, and a clear field.
The boals were well Eailed, especially the
Eleanor. Olelia, Rainbow, Minnie and the May
Forrest. The skill displayed in the handling
01 these slight cruft? was evidence of the re?
markable favor into which yachting lias grown
of late years.
We cannot close our account of this beauti?
ful race without a speclul tribute to the
"Eleanor' and her crew-Captain Young,
Messrs. Lawton Mikell, Louis McLaln. J. G.
Holmes. W. H. Porter and C. J. Huguenin.
who showed during the race a skill which is
seldom possessed by amateur boatman. We
cannot forbear mentioning the generous con?
duct ol Mr McLaln, the gentleman entering
the Charleston yacht "Eleanor." Although
securing the choice of position, he persist?
ed in giving way to the "Rainbow," the only
other boat of class No. 2, to which the "Elean?
or" belonged, simply because his own boat
was larger than any other, and in his oplniOD,
had every chance to win the race. Although
Mr. McLaln was not successful, his magnani?
mous and gentlemanly conduct will not be for
;-otteu by those wlih whom he has been
brought in contact during bl?: trip to Savan?
AN INTERVIEW WITH JUE. DAVIS.
His Appearance nnil Conversation
Tribute to the Hero of the Lost Cause.
[Correspondence of the New Yor? Tribane.j
COLUMBIA, S. C.. May 26.
Jefferson Davis arrived here on Tuesday or
business connected willi the life insurant*
company ol'which he ls president. I was in
troduccd to him yesterday in a lawyer's office,
where he was holding an informal reception,
and had a half-hour's conversation. Mr. Davin
bears Utile resemblance io the pictures witt
which everybody was familiar during the war.
and he might walk the streets ol any Northen:
city without a chance of being known by peo?
ple who have seen only his photographs. Ii,
entering the back room of the lawyer's offlc;
I found .seated conspicuously in the midst of
about a dozen persons a quiet-looking
gentleman of medium height, with grav
hairs, thin gray beard and mustache,
light blue eyes, slightly aquiline nose,
rather sallow and sunken cheeks, and
high, wrinkled forehead, dressed with
scrupulous neatness In a suit of somewha;
worn black clothes. This was the guidini;
spirit of the great rebellion. Nothing in hu
appearance Indicated remarkable ability or
genius. When I was presented by au ex-Cou
lederale general, he arose and "greeted mi:
willi a pleasant, cordial manner, continuing
at first a conversation already begun upon
cotton-planting. Afterward he spoke ol' ibu
imprisonment of the Tribune's correspondents
in Washington, saying tbat. be remembered a
similar Instance wnen he was in the Senate.
A reporter named Nugent was taken Into cus?
tody for refusing to tel! where he got some in?
formation relating to doings in Executive
session, and a thorough search was made to
see if there was not some place about thu
chamber where he could have concealed him
seli; but no discovery was made, excepta
large black cat that was found above the cell?
ing. Nugent was released after a lew days, u
senator having acknowledged that he hau
given the information, and thought lhere was
no harm in it.
Mr. Davis carelully avoided politics during;
the conversation, saying that he did not desiri
that publicity should be given to his opinionu
on political subjects, J here was some tall:
about the present condition ol the negroes,
and he expressed the opinion, which appcaru
to be generally entertained by thoughtful ano.
observant Southern men, that the black race
In tbe United Slates is diminishing in numbers,
and will ultimately disappear. He said Unv.
ibe negioes did not give proper care to their
young children, and to their sick, and now
that the whites had no Interest In caring for
them they were dyiug rapidly. He thought
that ultimate extinction was the inevitable
late of the race. I asked if he thought thero
was any tendency among the negroes of thu
more Northern ol the former slave States
to emigrate to the Gulf States. He did
not believe there was. A number ol'
negro?? bad been brought into Missis?
sippi from North Carolina and other
States, by the agents of large planters, but thc
movement did not originate with the blacke.
Those who would be benefited by emigration
were too ignorant and too poor to move, ani
the more intelligent were doing well when*
they were, aud had no object to leave their
h omi s. Mr. Davis told of one of his former
slaves, a man 'as black as the len of spades,*'
who bad bought two plantations in Mississippi
one of Mr. Davis, and one ol' his brother, lrom
which he had sold 2100 bales of cotlon los t
year. He wrote a good hand, kept accounts
well, and had his agents lu St. Louis, who dil
not suspect they were dealing with a black
mao. Such instances ol business talent
among the negroes Mr. Davis thought were
very rare. As a rule they had shown no
ability to accumulate property.
Mr. Davis spoke in a deliberate way, and in
a low and. pleasing tone ol' voice, Instead of
that of a self-reliant man who has played a
promlneut part in history. Instead ol' looking
into the faces ol his listeners, he looked down?
ward In thc halt'-diffldent way ol one who hrs
cultivated a habit ol' seeking to escape obser?
vation, and, as he spoke, he frequent y spread
his hands out and lapped the ends ol his 'au?
gers together. The general impression he
made was lhat of a man WnOnas experienced
great trials aud misfortunes, and has lost all
ambition for the iuture. The conversation
was nearly all upon commonplace subjects, and
was constantly interrupted oy the arrival and
Introduction of new comers and the departure
of men who had only remained a few
miuutes. The manner of the. people pri?
sent toward him was ope of great respect,
mingled "with affectionate regard. One o.;d
gentleman addressed him as "Mr. President."
aud said, "You are still my President, and al?
ways will be.*' Mr. Davis smiled In ahal:
m^lancholy way, but maoe no reply. Another
in taking leave, Bald hu bad a numerous family
of rebels who would pay their respects in the
evening, at which Mr. Davis made some humor?
ous reference to the numerous family of John
Rogers. All the callers appeared to carefully
avoid auy reference to the war, perhaps on ac?
count ot Hie presence of a Northerner who n
they preferred not to have for a listener. In
the evening, the "ex-President/' as he is
usually designated, held a reception at General
Preston's house, one ol the few mansions of
the old first families that the soldiers of Sher?
man spared in their march through the
Stale. A stream ot people came ana went
for an hour and a half. Much the greater
number were ladles, whose warm greetings
told how dear the fallen ebie! of Ibe lost carnie
Billi ls io them. I am told that with the mm
here he ls not so popular, the great family of
the Rhetts, with a numerous following, hav?
ing created a coldness toward him by charg?
ing the failure of the Confederacy to his stub?
bornness and Incompetency. While Mr. Davis
received his guests with affability, his face wns
by no means insignificant. He had a hlgn,
broad forehead, and the general expression ol
his countenance was that of a man of study,
culture and experience; but his face was not
that which a physiognomist would select as
one belonging toa leader in any great, enter?
prise. At one lime during ihe reception, a
tbroDg of pretty children dressed in while
came up the steps, and Mr. Davis came out of
tbe gloomy parlor upon the broad piazza aud
greeted the little ones affectionately, giving a
kind word to each, and taking thu smallest In
his arms lo kiss.
Alter the reception there was a conceit in a
little ball attached to one of ihr hotels. Mr.
Davis attended the concert, coming in ait?r
the audience were nearly all assembled. Whon
he entered, the people all rose to their feet,
showing as much respect ns subjects do to a
kiDg, and they remained stanuing uutil lie
was seated, when th?y gave him a long round
ol' applause, at which be bowed and smiled.
At the close ol the concert, the pianist played
"Ihe Bonnie Blue Flag," with an enthusiasm
that lie had not shown in any of his perform?
ances during the evening, and again the-e
was a great uproar of applause, mingled wkh
crk>9 of "Davis ! Davis !" The hero of the oc?
casion was not disposed to speak, and ihe
group of children who had taken part in the
singing, set up a loud call for "Dixie !" ac?
companied by naif-frantic clapping and stamp?
ing, but (lie pianist did not respond. The
audience lingered until some one aj
nounced that Hie concert wa9 entied. I
judged that ibis revival ol' the memories o? a
struggle that ended in defeat and disaster wa9
not pleasing to Hie men. from the expressif, n
upou their faces, but the ladies were delight?
ed. All through the South the women cherii-h
a love of the "lost cause" with a pertinacity
that seems like a species ol insanliy. and the
earliest instruction they give their children is
to reverence tbe dead Confedeiacy, :iS flag,
and its beroes, and io hate tbe Yankees and
ihe very name of Ihe United States. Even
now. when six years have elapsed since tte
end of the war, these fanatics will not allow
their children lo play with the children *f
Northern people, and a Southern womau wto
ventures to associate with the haled Yankee
is denounced and ostracised by ber friends us
a renegade. Mr. Davis left this morning, and
a large crowd assembled at the station to b:d
him larewell. His reception here showed more
truly than resolutions ol conventions or de?
clarations ot public m?en. the real feeling ot the
people. The cause for which they fought 1er
live years is not forgotten, and is ouly aban?
doned lrom necessslty; but Its chief is as dear
to them as he was the day he was captured fn
his .flight from the wreck of his ruined Confed?
-The conflict ol opinion In Germany growl
lng out of the Dollinger schism is progress?
ing, although the vast preponderance of Ger?
man Catholicism is against the doctor's por?
tion. Dolllnger'a attitude bas induced a gene?
ral and influential manifestation of devotion
on the part ol the Catholics of Germany to the
By Authority t^?w Steted
$ 1 2 5 9 O O O
f. S. l?RRIi.\t? DISTRIBUTED
ON SATURDAY, AUG. 5,187?.
1 Prize of $23,000 amounts to.935,000
1 Prize of $10,C00 amounts to. 10,000
1 Pilze or $5,000 amounis to. 5,000
4 Prizes, $2,500 each, amount to.. 13,ooo
20 Prizes, $j,ooo each, amount to. -JO,ooo
so Prizes, $500 each, amount to. 15,000
75 Prizes, $200 each, amount to^.... 15,000
2 approximation Prizes, $5,000 each... 10.000
2 Approx)motion Prizes, $2,G00 each... 4.COO
2 Approximation Prizes, $1,000 each... ?.ooo
8 Approximation Prizes, $500 each. 4,000
40 Approximation Prizes, $125 fach..... 5,000
186 Prizes, amounting to.$123,000
ONLY 60,000 TICKETS TO BE SOLD.
WHOLE TICKETS, $5.HALVES, $2 59.
TO THE PUBLIC.
There are so many swindles and humbugs m all
parts.of the country nuder the name of "Lotte?
ries, "Oift Concerts,'* Ac, where . parties, who
invest, have no possible chance of drawing a
prize, that we deem lt best to Issue this circular,
giving a full explanation of the manner of oar
distribution, our references, Ac. From these lt
will be seen that our drawings are under author!,
ty of law; that the gentlemen who compose oar
Association are responsible, and in every way
worthy of confidence; that sworn Commissioners,
in no wise connected with the Association, super?
intend the drawing; that these Commissioners
are men of the highest standing in the com tn uni?
ty, and that parties who invest can rely upon be?
ing dealt with fairly and honestly.
Every safeguard that the law of the laud can
throw around such enterprises ls placed upon
these distributions-they are conducted by gen?
tlemen well known for their integrity and ralr
deallng-they are endorsed by leading bankers,
merchants, officials and newspapers-hence we'
appeal to the public generally for their patronage,
with the assurance that we will conduct the dis?
tribution with "equal and exact Justice to all."
Respectfully. STOKES A CO., Managers,
. . Montgomery, Ali.
OFFICE SECRETARY OF STATE, I
MONTGOMERY, ALA, November 20, 1870. j
I hereby certify that the "Alabama Immigrant
Association" is regurlarly Incorporated under the
laws of this State, with a capital of 350,00", and
that the Incorporators are gentlemen of means,.
Integrity and hight standing.
ORARLES A. MILLER, Secretary of State.
[Great Seal of state. ]
We, the undersigned cheerfully state that we
are personally well acquainted with Messrs..
STOKES & CO.. Managers of the "Alabama Im?
migrant Association," and we know them to be
neotiemen or Ugh standing, Integrity and relia-.
bliity lu this city, who will see that the drawings
of their 'Association." which ls solvent and re?
sponsible, are Honestly aud rain j made. -
HENRY E. FABER, Mayor of Montgomery.
JOS. W. DIMMICK, Postmaster City Montgomery.
FRANCIS W1DMBR, Collector 0. S Internal Rev.
WM. B. HUGHES, Clerk City Council of Montgo?
HOLMES ? GOLDTHWAITE, Banters.
E. S. MITCHELL, Agent Southern Express Co.
FROM THE CITY PRESS.
The drawings of Messrs. STOKES & CO. are
strictly honest and penectly fair. Their Commis?
sioners are well kuown and above reproaoh. They .
will pay all prizes promptly, and deal on the
The American people will gratify their growing
desire to make ''big fortunes" quick and at a
small cost. To such as will Invest in "games of
for lune.'' we commend the Prize Distribution or
tbe "Alabama Immigrant Association." Their
drawings are square and 'air, and their solvency
Parties at a distance can send their remittances
to this Association with the perlect confidence,
that they will have a fair draw, and that their
every interest will be protected Just as If they
were pre-eut. The drawings are all In pjblic, and
give you a chance at a "big pile" for a small out
This Association have had one drawing, and 10
show bow lt was conducted, and as an earnest of
what all their future drawings will be, they sub?
mit the following from the sworn Commissioners
or the Association:
We the undersigned, Commissioners appointed
to supervise the drawing or the "Alabama Immi?
grant Association" hereby certify that we have
discharged that duty; that every r."tnber and
prize were counted Into the wheels by one or the
other of us, and that mall respects we closely
scrutinized the drawing so as io make It fair and
just. Wc'were afforded every facility by Messrs.
STOKES A CO to discharge oar duties.
J. A. ELMORE, i
J. M. WITHERS, tpomusioner?
WM. M. ALLEN, ^missioners.
E. FARRAND, j
Sworn to and subscribed before me.
J. B. NETTLES, Notary Public.
just here we deem it proper to say that these
are gentlemen cf the highest respectability In
Alabama. Colonel JOHN A. ELMORE is one of
the oldest and a lending member of the bar la this
state. Oeneral J. M. WITHERS ls an ex Mayor of
Mobile, latea Major-General In the Confederate
Army, and now editor and proprietor of the Mo?
bile Dally Tribune. General WM. W.ALLEN ls a
well known planter and late a Brigadier-General
of Cavalry m the Confederate Army. Commo?
dore E. FARRAND was formerly au officer 0: dis?
tinction in the United States Navy, and late a
Commodore In the Confederate Navy.
Tue sum of one hundred and twenty-five thou?
sand dollars ls distributed to ticket-holders, and
the balance of the funds, after paying the expen?
ses of drawing, according to the charter of the
company, igoe* to the encouragement of Euro?
pean Immigration Into the Southern states.
The price of whole ticKets, which give you ad?
mission to any or the entertainments of the Asso?
ciation, as well as a chance to draw some of the
magnificent prizes above offered, ls $5 each. The
price or hair tickers is $2 50. They will entitle
rou to half the amount of thc prize that may be
awarded to tne number printed on the ticket.
There are 50,000 tickets, and each ticket and
half ticket has printed upon its face some num?
ber from 1 to 50,000.
It ls not necessary for any ticket-holder to be
present, unless he chooses to be. The whole
drawing will be under the supervision of the
sworn Commissioners of the Association.
Alter the drawing Is over a circular giving the
prizes drawn by each number will be mailed to
the postofflce address of every ticket-holder. This
wlh be done hereafter promptly to all, whether
they draw or not.
HOW TO PEOCUEE TICKETS.
Enclose your money either by Express, regis?
tered letter or a postofflce order, and send lt to
STOKES A CO., i Managers, Montgomery, Alaba?
ma. Write-year Postofflce, Coonty, state and
name distinctly. If you have any choice of num?
bers state lt. and they will be sent yon, or as near
lt as can be.
J&-11 is best to send ror tickets early, In order
to have them well distributed.
J?J-AU communications strictly private.! ."???"j
-WAgents wa;,ted in all parts of the country.
They must be reliable and energetic men.
circulars sent rree everywhere. Address
STOKES & CO., MANAGERS,
Jnnl-thstulS W4 MONTGOMERY, ALA.