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VOLUME XI.-NUMBER 1704.
CHARLESTON, SATURDAY MORNING JUNE 10. 1871.
EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR.
THE CITY OF CHARLESTON
OURSELVES AS OTHERS SEE VS.
Characteristics' of Charleston-An Uri'
American City-Trie Cotton Tr a d e
Phosphates-The City Debt-Idle Ne?
groes-Social Intolerance-A Prosper?
[Correspondence o? the New York Tribune.]
CHARLESTON, S. C., May 31.
I have seen no American city so entirely .un
American in Its appearance as Charleston, it
is semi-European and semi-tropical in the
characteristics of its street^ and buildings, and
more than semi-African in its population. In
the older portion of. lue city there are streets
whose houses with tile roofs and stucco fronts,
whose narrow sidewalks and grass-grown
gutters present the appearance oi some old
proviuci.il town of France. Occasionally one
se?s a.quaint house with gables that seem to
have come out ot Holiand,or a broad sombre red
brick mansion built in colonial days, and mod?
elled from, those gloomy dwellings that stand
around Bussell Square, In London. Then ther%
arejjarrow streets with low houses, having
?iaszas that remind one of Havana. But there
; little beside the street cftSrs to remind an
American that he is in hie own country. He
may live hexe for months without seeing an
American flag', unless he goes to the citadel,
where a company of artillery hoists the stars
and stripes every morning, to remind the peo?
ple that they are still citizens of the United
States. The city is full of biclurasque nooks
and corners, and quaint old buildings, and it
has a flavor of antiquity and decay, and an. air
of having seen better days, that gives it a half
mournful interest in the eyes of 8 stranger.
In the course of four days: rides and walks, I
have not seen a single building in process of
erec ion. Across the heart of the city stretches
the burned 'dfttrict lett by thc great fire of
1861, which has been but in small part rebuilt,
and which*presents a scene of ghastly ruin,
that adds much to the general Impression of;
sadness. Except in three or four of the prin?
cipal streets, where there ls a little bustle of
drays and carla, the passage of a vehicle ls an
Infrequent event, and we may walk the sea?
wall fur hours without seeing a single vessel
ol' any kiud come up the harbor or go out io
Inquiry shows, however, that Charleston ls
not fading into decay, as tbe traveller coming
from bustling, growing Northern cities might
be led by casual observation to believe. Her
business has in fact steadily increased since
Che war, and, although it has not yet reached
the old time figures, it promises in a lew years
to do so. The inhabitants have shown re?
markable enterprise when the great disasters
they have suffered, and :he discouragements
under which they have labored in endeavor?
ing to restore the trade to their city, are conj
sidered. The records -of the Customhouse
show that the exportation of cotton has
steadily increased from year to year, except
in the season ot 1868-9, when the crop was
small. The value of the colton shipment is
aUll about $5,000,000 less this year than in
13G0. It Is possible that Charleston will never
regain Its old importance as a. cotton port.
Savannah, which was uninjured by the war,
and has since shown greater business energy,
and a greater disposition to welcome North?
ern L.eti than- Charleston, has drawn to lt
much of the cotton trade that formerly
came here, and will probably keep it. Con?
siderable cotton from up-country districts, that
used to send all their products to this city,
now goes directly North by rail. A new en?
terprise bas, however, been lately developed,
that promises to moro than compensate
.Charleston tor her lost cotton trade-I mean
tile business ol' taking phosphate rock
from the ' shores and shallow waters of
the rivers and manufacturing H into a valuable
fertilizer. The phosphate rock ls found in
great abun'Unce, in'strata ol' from, six to
twelve inch ta in thickness, under old rice- .
fields.and marshes along the banks of the 1
tide-water rivera, and usually overlaid with 1
about lour feet ol soil. lu these beds the rock i
exists In fragments resembling kidney-iron
ore, and is mixed with lossli remains of aal
mais and Ashes. It ie also lound in more com-,
pact form underlying the shallow waters of
the rivers, from whose beds it ls taken in large
sheets. The rock delivered at the factories is
sold for $7 50 per ton. There are* thirteen
companies in Charleston engaged in mining
and manufacturing ir, their factories occupy?
ing the nut L ks ol the Cooper and Ashley
Rivers, Just abo e the city limits. The process of I
manufacturing consists in first breaking the <
rock Into small pieces, then grinding it into a <
powder as ?ne as flour, and af ce r ward mixing lt <
with sulphuric acid to produce soluble super- j
phosphate of lime. The mixture is lett three
or four months to dry, and is then a valuable '
fertilizer, selling at from $40 to $50 per ton. To I
make a higher fertilizing grade, a little Peru- I
vian guano ls added. The manufacture of .sui- :
phhric acid is an important part ot the busi?
ness, and is accomplished by burning sulphur 1
' In retorts, and condensing the fumes in 1m- I
men?e receivers or chambers of lead. This <
phosphate business is but three years old, but I
its importance may be gathered from the fact i
that a si ugle company has received orders from
England for 200,000 tons. On ali the phosphat
ic rock taken from the river beds the Stale
collects a tax of $1 per ton, and it is believed
that in lime this tax will afford A yearly ie ve?
nue sufficient to pay the entire interest on the
State debt. . '
Among the chief of the obstacles to the I <
growth of Charleston ls the. large city debU- J '
amounting to over rive millions-contract*
mainly in aid of railway enterprises before the
war. The population is only about 45,000; so
that the yearly Interest is more than $7 <
ior every inhabitant; but, as mom than one- I
half .the people, pay no taxes, tba.burden is (
very onerous upon those who do pay. A
lurg? property-owner informed me yesterday
that the taxes on bis real estate averaged ooe
half Of tbe yearly rental, and that-rt ls not
possible to obtain high rents to compensate
for the neaw taxes; the rents aro lower than
in most cities ol' the same size. He knew of
houses, he said, that could not be rented for
the taxes. Properly has depreciated conside?
rable in the post three years, and I have heard
of buildings selliug for but half what they were
valued at in 1867.
Another burden upon the city is the sur?
plus colored population-that is, the .excess of
negroes over the demand lor laborers. The
negroes come here from other places, at?
tracted by the charms of city life, and by the
safely from Ku-Klux outrages. As long as
they,get can enough to support life they pre?
fer to re-inalrrin the city rather than to go out
and work on the plantations. In going about
the streets one is struck by the number of men
who appear to hove -no employment. My at?
tention was particularly attracted'by this cir
cujastauce while walking, the other day, in a
quarter ol the town chiefly inhabited by col?
ored people, and I stopped an old and very
blaok man, who. unlike the other?, appeared
to have some business on hand and to be in a
hurry to do it. I asked fra if there were many
colored men who- did not have steady em?
ployment. He proved to b? a member of the
city government-an alderman, I believe
and was pretty well posted ^n tbe suoject
upon which I wanted information. There, were
many, he said, who had no regular work.
The city hired a large number, and the prac-,
tice was each week to give a mau two days'
work, so as to give a little work to a great
number. He complained of the strange, ne?
groes who came lu from the.country, aiid who
Had lo be taken care of in some way until they
could get a siart; but be said that most of
them, alter tile first year, "got along right
smart," and thought themselves as good as
the oki citizens.
Unfortunately for the future growth ol
Charleston, the inhabitants manifest but little
cordiality ol' feeling to strangers who come te
settle among them. They are narrow-minded.
Illiberal and provincial in their ideas. On ac?
count of the lact that the rebellion had its
birth here, they seem to thinkjt becoming In
them to cherish to tbe last its fast-dying spirit,
and to keep alive tts animosities and bitter?
ness. They still practice toward Northern
people an absurd social ostracism which they
call ..cheriehlug Southern characteristics."
A gentleman ot wealth, character and high
official position, who has lived here for six
years, told-me that there is but one Southern
family here with whom his family has sopial
relations. Another Northern man told me
that for Tour years he was in partnership with
a resident ol' Charleston, io a business about
which theyjiever disagreed, but that in all that
Un?t* his family never met that oi his partner,
and when he was obliged to go to his partner's ]
house on some business errand, ihe ladies
always received him with silence aud scowls.
And yet the only possible or pretended ill-feel
iog they had against him was the fact that be
was ? Northern man by birth and a Republi?
can in politics. Not long ago a young gentle?
man, with the design of-making his home
here, canre from New York with capital and
letters-of introduction. After remaining seve?
ral weeks a ball came off, for which a friend
offered to procure him a ticket; but, although
the friend was a member of the society giving
the ball, the ticket was relused on the ground
that no Northern people would be welcome.
The gentleman decided at once to seek a borne
in "somePTess proscriptive community.' I might
multiply instances of this kind, but lt is
sufficient to say that all Northern resi?
dents Mere tell the same story of a com?
plete* social ostracism, which makes- no
discrimination in favor of cbaracter,*wealth or.
former social position, outclasses all who come
from north of Maryland as Yankees, and
bates all alike. I think the men now haye,
generally sense enough to see how unwise
and ridiculous- this course is. and wqu'U be
glad to abandon it were it not for . the Influ
ence of the women and the clergymen, who
persist In regarding all Northerners as theirs
enemies, look upon the Government' of tile
United Slates as a hateful tyranny, and speak
of the flag of the Union as un odious rag.
With all its embarrassments and its "present
airs ot dullness and.decay, there can be Hul??
elo ubi that there is a prosperous luture -lo
store for "the City by the Sea.'' as ihe people
of South Carolina are fond of calling their lit?
tle metropolis. It hos great advantage of
geographical position, and is the natural out?
let w tba sea lor the productions or the whole
South, with every p^rt bf which lt ls connect?
ed* by a railway system that reaches to almost
every county. When the people cease "brood?
ing over the" lost cause, and realize that they
are citizens ol a great, liberal, progressiv?
nation, they #ill greatly hasten the new- er?
?? . ^ i ?
SE U 8 FROM SEW YORK.
NEW YORK, June 9.
The Grand Lodge ol' Masons fixed their an?
nual assessment at seventy-five cents, one
third whereof goes to the hall and asylum
fund. The Groad Lodge saw no reason lor
amending the ritual. Adjourned sine die.
The charge pf murder was abandoned
against the crew o? the Bower's, and they are
now held for simply attempting to create a re-,
An unknown sailor from New Orleans wa3
stabbed to death by Chas. Harwood on the
ship Dexter from Leghorn. Haywood is In
1 A letter from St. John's, New ' Fourfdland,
reports the loss of a small coasting schooner,
with forty souls. She left St. John's-for Old
Pelican with forty men, crews of ihe Nimrod
and Hector, who took passage on her, and
were mostly married. It is supposed she
struck an iceberg.
THE SEW HAMPSHIRE STRUGGLES
CONCORD, N. 3""., June 9.
The organization of the House was complet?
ed by the election of Democrats by two maj
In the Senate, there was no progr?s, and
it is doubtful it the vote caa be ."breed thia?
week lor Governor. The House is fighting
over a motion to declare two seals vacant.
The Republicans are fflli'otisiermg.
MATTERS ZS DARLINGTON.
[FROM JtX OCCASIONAL COB RESPONDENT]
DARLINGTON, June 7.
The Court of Common Pleas for this county
s now in extra session, having ffluyengflon.,
Monday, the 29th ult., and a good deal of
Business has been disposed bf. The adventjof
:or.rt presents no changes in our usually quiet
Lown, which is a? dull ns on ordinary occa?
sions. It ls rather a remarkable luci, and a
rery unusual occurrence In our country towns:
that no persons are to be seen In the court?
house except the judge and lawyers and the
officers of court, even the parties to suits be?
ing absent." All th? cases which come up lo*
idjudicali?n are upon reports of referees, and
these only are argued when there are ex?
ceptions to these reports, the testimony pre?
sented being in writing, and such as waa;
laken bejore the referees, thus making the)
jttendance of witnesses even unnecessary.
The juries were 'dlscnanied within a day or
two after-court convened, asno questions of
[act outside of the written testimony referred
to are presented, but only questions of law?
which are purely matters fortrie consrderallon
sf ihe court, consequently this is probably the*
least expensive court which has ever been held
in South Carolina for the same length ol lime,
ind attended with less loss to all industrial'
Interests, the farmers and laborers being;
lllowed to remain at home and attend to the
work which is claiming their whole attention.
The recent rains have made tho grass grow
Bneiy, and consequently the most acllve-work
Is necessary on the part of the farmers. It is
Encouraging to see this work going on, and
jur prospects so lar are good.
The celebrated courthouse case, as it is
jailed-being the. .case against the county cora
missioners for alleged lraufl tn letting the con?
traer, for rebuilding the courthouse at this
3iace-after having gone up To tire Supreme;
?ourt and beerr sent hack for a Jury trial, is""
Inally to bc fried at Chesterfield Courthouse,
;he plalnliffshaving 'succeeded In effecliug a
:haiige.-ef venue. ,
Our uew town council, elected by the cili
cens over Hie Whitemore faction, are going
to work energetically in effecting improve^
nents-, and under their auspices our town will,
soon present a much liner appearance.
The Ku-Klnx excltementv which disturbed
jertaln officials, but proved to be a bogus
rffair, has died out, and dullness reigns MI
oreme in this part ol the State. ALPHA.
HORACE AND JEFt.
V Memorable Interview in which Noth?
ing Wtyi Said.
[From the Memphis Avalanche, 4th.]
About 12 "o'clock Hon. Jeff. Davis called at
the Overton Hotel; and was ushered Into the
presence of Mr. Greeley, at whose bauds he
mel a very cordial reception.. The philosopher
and his visitor sat facing each othersju thei
centre ot-the room, the broad, open ancTplalu
countenan.ee ol the one in strange contrast
with the wiry, nervous and somewhat delicate
face of the other.
Mr. Davis Was dignified and somewhat for?
mal in manner, whi.e Mr. Greelev was frank,
easy and qmte talkative. There was scarcely
a reference to the political sltuaUoQ. Mr.
Greeley inquired concerning the health ol Mrs.
Davis with much warmth and earnestness, and
again retened to the high regard he enter?
tained for that lady and the family of which
she came. Mr. Davis responded appropriate?
ly, and expressed the gratitude of himself and
Mrs. Davis, to the philosopher for hie kindtv
services soon alter the war. This brought up
Mi's. Davis's interview referred to above, on
which Mr. Greeley seemed to'dwell willi much
pleasure. In the course of conversation, Mr.
Greeley again spoke ol' the Blairs, and es?
pecially of the seniors ol that distinguished
family, remarking; en passant, that Frank P.
Blair, Ji\, ancf others ot thepreseut generation
did not do justice to the "old stock, to whom he
reierred with apparent deep feeling. Mr. Gree?
ley then passed on,to subjects nearer home, and
finally dwelt lor several minutes on the mem?
ory ol'General Quitman. ol whora.he spoke as
a warm personal and political lrieud in times
gone by. Not a word was said, on either side,
that our reporter could overhear, concerning
Mr. Davis's condition and prospects. All
through the interview, which lasted ten min?
utes, Mr. Davis maintained a very reseted
demeanor, while on the other hand the face of
the phllospher was wreathed In kindness and
smiles, with occasionally a heaiiv laugh break?
ing the stillness. It was a scene worthy the
pencil of an artist, one that would make u
picture valuable now and in future genera?
tions. Rising at the conclusion or the Inter?
view, Mr. Davis withdrew with a stately bow,
.andinafew minutes after Mr. Greeley was
en roule for the railroad depot, where he t jok
the 12.45 train for Louisville, accompanied by
General Merritt, h';s friend and travelling com?
SAVAGE SCENES ll PARIS
THE TORCH AND THE CHASSEPOT.
Paris in Flames-The Barning of the
[Paris (Maj 24) Correspondence- of tile London
At dark I climbed upon tbe top Of the Hotel
Chatham, and a sight, 3Uch, I trust, as I never
may see again, met my view-the southwest
ol' Paris was a sheet ot flame, and I began to
fear that the menaces which we had scoffed at
as-idle, threats .were -about to become a terri?
ble reality. From Auteuil'to Montrouge the
heavens were lit up* by a series of conflagra?
tions which died away lu sulphurous smoke
only to'burst forth again'with a loud report,
and spread still further westward. We were
at a loss to conceive what couTd be on fire.
Passy seemed smoldering ' slowly, the real
daze being more in toe direction ol'
Luxembourg. It shot up" in showers of
sparks, -revealing a dark moss of dome
that loomed black against the sky.
This we tooR to be the Pantheon,
and rejoiced in the fact that the riyer lay be?
tween us and the advancing tide, ol flame.
The smoke spread slowly, but surely, and
some one announced that the Pantheon had
caught fire. We saw light shining through
the " roof, and presently an immense jet ol'
flame shot straight up into the sky. revealing
a lorrn which was at once recognized.-as the
central pavilion of the Tuileries. A cry of
horn? burst from the Ups of, the people who
had assembled on the roof at the discovery ol
the terrible truth, and we gazed fascinated ns
the flames licked rapidly the mass of build?
ings, shooting up from time to time in long
forked tongues, accompanied by heavy white
clouds of naptba-smelling smoke. Although
at so great a distance from the scene ol opera?
tions, we could hear the roar and the clatter
ol'shivering slates and rafters, while we were
so well lit up in our position on the roof that
bullets began to whistle in our direction, pro?
bably from the Linesmen on the Opera
House, who took us for members of the Com?
mune celebrating our hideous victory.' Shelfs
-whizzed past ns, rattling downln neighboring
streets, and we began to feel our situation
precarious. By this lime, the great pavilion
was a .mere seeleton of golden light cut by
curved nbs of black, and crowned by a square
gallery. It reminded me somewhat of St.
Peter's, when illuminated, Sr.' Peter's, of
course, appearihg as a toy in contrast I contin?
ued to stare, scarce daring to believe my eyes;
When suddenly there was a vivid light,
the Pavilion had stink in with a crash, and a'
stream of sparke flew straight into the heav?
ens, literally mixing with the stars. Steadily
the fire advanced wUh a certainty that' indK
cated the presence of petroleum ia largo quan?
tities, and we were forced to admit at iaBt that
the great collection of ihe Louvre was to be ?
sacrificed. Fortunately the pictures of the
Italian school are hidden away; but who shall
replace the antique statues-tbe Venus ol' Milo
and* the Polyhymnia-that are destined to be
destroyed "by the diabolical spite ol' the mad
#men who have been a terrorto us for so long ?
The sight and the reflections lt engendered
were BO awful as to blind ita to Hie presence of
other conflagrations that were springing up
aloug the line. A huge red bar ?ike a giant
furnace indicated that a large portion of the
Quartier St. Germain was being destroyed,
while a light in the Palais Royal and another
in the Luxembourg suggested'the Idea that all
Paris was Indeed to be destroyed, and that at
any moment our own quarter might be sent
into the air through the agency of powder or
petroleum in the sewers which mn under' the
pr-incipal^horoHgbfares. Sick at heart I lay
do\?u, to be awakened shortly after by violent
Raising the Barricades.
[Pari3 Correspondence of the London Tlraes.1
The rapidity with which the barricades
sprang up on Monday, 22d ult., was perfectly
amaziug One passed down a street one hour
without difficulty, but, coming back the next<
lound a barricade some three or four feet high
already rising across lt, und not to be ap?
proached, as every civilian who came near Waa
expected to lend a hnud ju making lt. This
wars; tntleetr,'*Tue ' pf?DlenT ol the morning
how to get about without being seized uud Un?
pressed Into barrieade-bnltcrihg." A regular
irap was laid for unwary passers-by, and it was
amusing to watch, from a safe distance, the
procesa by which they were caught. A sentry, '
placed BO far from the barricade as not to ex?
cite suspicion, did not take any notice of them
as Ihey advanced toward lt, but when, on get?
ting up to it and seeing their danger, they, tried
to turn, he politely informed them that there
was jio objection to their staying where they
were, but as to going* back, that was out ol'
lae question. Meantime bis comrades came
up and carried off their victims lu triumph lo
the barricade, occasional;y cutting short all
resistance or argument 'by pointing bayonets
and even revolvers at them.
Paris Amazons and Children among
the Prisoners. .*
[Paris Correspondence London News.]
Among the prisoners marched into Ver?
sailles were a company ol'the Amazons of the
Seine, and a battalion of patriotic children.
The former were dressed as yivandlorea.
Some who hud shown themselves restive were
handcuffed. One had a child strung on lier
back. The arm of another was in a sling.
The habit-shirt of another pretty brunette was' I
covered with fresh blood. Another Amazon
was wounded. They all showed, symptoms of ,
latigue, but still wore a d?liant air, and did
not seem to belong to the class wilh which the 1
Magdelen asylums are peopled. All were not
young; indeed,, matrons were nore numerous
?.hun maidens in this band of female warriors. '
They were forced.to walk at a quick pace
nuder the brolllug sun, by a troon of mounted ?
gendarmes. Their advent In the streets of i
Versailles was the cause of'much mirth among ,
die people. One stout old woman, who re?
sponded to the smiles of the bystanders by '
disrespectful pantomime, was hailed ns Mere i
Ducliesne. lu one detachment of two hundred ,
National Guards, ten ol them .were children
not twelve years old. The young patriots
seemed to feel that the eyes of Europe were- i
upon them, and posed accordingly. They wore
the uniform ol the National Guards.
Prisoners Murder ed- Ferocity af tile
,Par.s Correspondence (May 24} of the London
A gentleman, whose word is beyond dispute, '
told me that he witnessed from an tipper win?
dow i he norming ol'the barricade on the Boule- I
vard Mulesherbes, and that he saw with his
o>vn ?eyes the rebels lifting the butts of their
muskets in token of surrender, which caused
the linesmen lo advance across the barricade.
No sooner did they approach within a few
paces '.hau the muskets were suddenly-re?
versed, and a plunging fire laid some filly of
them writhing In a heap. This morning, while
walking on Ihe Rue des Petits Champs, I Saw
a soldier fall, struck by a bullet from an un?
seen hand. An officer who was passing told
me that many men had lost their lives in this
manner, and that the delinquents were in
stanly shot. He also told me that nt the Bu
llgnolles barricade, yesterday, u woman went
up to the officer In command lo ask a ques?
tion, niul that bet?re he had completed his
answer she had drawn a revolver and shot
him through the head. Tile soldiers were so
infuriated that they forgot her sex and rid- i
died Uer with bayonet thrusts.
Among thc twenty persons who were exe?
cuted this morniug at the corner of ihe Rue
Royale, two were women. I saw myself lour
men taken possesssou of at 8 o'clock thi3
morning close to the Magazins du Louvre.
Tiley were kicked and cuffed tiutll they reach?
ed the Palais Royal gate, and there against thc
burning house they had their hands lied, and
were forced to kneel. A woman rushed from
the crowd with u scream, and, clinging lo one
ol' them, announced hers?ll his sister, ?he
was ruthlessly torn away and carried back to
the throng, while a dozen soldiers advanced
und calmly shoi them down; a piece.of lorn
carpet was thrown over their remains, and
every man went about his business as though
nothing unusual had occurred. Escorts with
prisoners are continually passing about the
streets, followed by a jeering mob, which
counts more women than men among ?B
ranks-women who hoot and clap their hands,
ami insult their victims to their hearts' con?
tent. Verdly, it wae with truth that Voltaire
declared that a "Parisian .woman was half
tiger and half mopkey !"
.A Summary Execution.
|Ver?a!L'ts (May 25) Correspondence of the London
Ne Wa ]
1 noticed that there were many old men
among ihe prisoners. Friends accounted for
this by explaining that the greybeards of the
Paria ateliers took up arms lo stimulate the
young men. When ttiejunlors showed a ten?
dency to take to their heels, they rushed to the
post of danger. They belong to the old-fash-'
lo ned class of Paris emeutlers, who, a't the
bidding of the bourgeoisie, descended into the
streets, chased . Charles X and, provoked by
the same bourgeoisie, threw up barricades,
from which they were dislodged by General
Cavaignac. The whole way to Sevres the road
was crowded with trains ol wagons, ambulance
vans, policemen, and1 cavalry escorting pris?
oner's. To'show the bitterness of feeling among
military men at Versailles, I may mention that*
when one of four field cjfflcers in conversation
expressed a wish to see. the prisoners hand?
ed over for the benefit ol science to the
professors ol vivisection, the other three ap?
plauded the Idea. While talking, a yoiiDg
officer entered the cafe to refresh himself with
a glass of beer. He was In command of a
convoy of prisoners goiug to Satory, and said
he had ridded his country of some of the
scoundrels. One irom fatigue, one from wehk
nesjs, and two who were sulky.had sat on a
bauk. He ordered them td get up directly if
they did not want.to he ehot. "Shoot us,"
replied one of the prisoners. "I will take you
at your word, my good fellow," the captain
answered, "and I shall consider those who do
not ge* up directly lo be o? the same mind as
you." No one" moved, The firing party was
quickly told off, and the four men were
corpses lu another Instant. The captain was
highly commended by his brother ofllcer3 for
hfs firmness, and, when he had gone, all fell
[Paris Correspondence of the London Times.]
A harmless.citizen was calmly 3truck with a
bayonet In the Rue de la Paix for daring to In?
sinuate A difference of opinion,-and I myself
heard a quietly-dressed maid-servant threaten?
ed with a similar fate for attempting to reack
a distant chemises shop In search ol' medicine
for her sick master. At the corner of the Rue
Lafitte I saw a woman shot for some imaginary
offence, arid- recognized, the effects of the ter?
ror according' lo 'the-; golden model of '93.
Anxious to discover the state of affairs about
the Hotel de Ville, I penetrated through the
Rue St. Anne and Marche de St. .Honore, the
latter ol which was strewed wilh plaster,
brick: and glass, shattered down by the sheila
that clattered about dur* ears at every turn.
.A.few steps farther and I was In the Ru? de
xtlvpli, with aa ambulance friend and two
young infirmi?i'e&, - bent, all of them, on
establishing a temporary hospital la tho
neighborhood ol the great. barricade, which
has been ? bugbear to us so long, at the cor?
ner o? the Rue St. Florentin. We had not ad
vanoed many yards when we perceived that
shell and bullet were Jailing last around us,
coming, ns lt seemed, from Borne poJct above
the'Pa?ttls de nndustrle. .We crawled along'
the wall under the -arcrtde, watching the dust
fly up as a bursting shell fell upon the stones,
when suddenly, without previous reaming,
lhere was a tremendous report cl?nelo out
heads, followed by a rattling down ol' masonry
and a sriower of. glass'. The shock was so
great that' I closed my eyes for an Instant, and
on opening therajwrcelved my friend stretch?
ed upon the grouud, bathed In blood, and halt
smothered In thedebrls of clocks and watcrres,
which had been showered from a shattered
window-front. A shell had burst, against a j
corner of the arcade, the greater portion of It
plunging Into the walcbmaker's shop,' one uu
lucky fragment striking my Irleud io' the side
and throwing him on the ground, frota which
he was never again to rise alive.
Tearing Down the Red Fl:*g-Y Daring
(Paris (May 24) Correspondence or the London '
A terrible fusllade was meanwhile raging
in the streets adjoining Wie opera-house, and
we watohed willi latease anxiety the move?
ments of the red-legged people on ibo roof of
that building. A maa jxuwled cautiously up
the balustrade, half enveloped in a huge tri?
color, which he succeeded in pluming on the
angle of the building. A sort of subdued
clapping of bands might have been heard from
sundry neighboring windows; but the whole
was not yet complete-the red flag had to be
got down from the. lyre of Apollo on the front,
a by no raeaas ea.*y task considering that the
fiiiure in ni>wv?M titi pin foot iiia.?? ??a-^-iih.
tn direct range of ihe Federal troops? below.
Several men endeavored to shoot k down with
chassepot bullets, but this attempt, although
reiterated, proving a failure, one young fe.low,
more daring than the rest, actually climbed
from limb to limit of the gigantic bronze, and
tore it down with his two hands, while bullets
whistled'around him, striking every now and
then the irleze or coping of the pedestal. He
accomplished his task In safety, and disap?
peared with his trophy.
NEWS FROM WASHINGTON.
WASHINGTON, June 9.
General Sherman will leave Fort Leaven?
worth to-morrow for Washington
A deficiency of twenty-five to thirty .thou?
sand dollars was discovered In the ocoounts of
F. A. McCartney, disbursing officer of the post- ?
office. McCartney has gone to the- Insane
Asylum, and the government will probably
The strike is over and the workmen are
gelling one dollar aad a half per day.
The convention of steamboat inspectors, to
3ay appointed committees. They will be in
session for several weeks.
.The assessors throughout the country to
May 1st took nearly thirty-two million gallons
foreign and domestic liquors put of bdnd. The
foreign spirits In the customhouse was over
one and quarter million gallons. The domes?
tic spirits in bond is over six and a half mil?
lions-total over thirty-nine and a halt million
gallons. Twenty-nine of the least important
districts were not reported.
The Homccopathiic Convention in Phila?
delphia to-day elecled Dr. Talbot president. It
meets next year al Wushlngtoa.
The pofitmaster-general has just ordered the
great' mail between New York, Washington
and New Orleans, now transported by the
Chattanooga, Grand Junction and Canton, lo
go via the Alabama and Chattanooga Railroad
Lo Meridian, Mississippi, thence over# the Mo?
bile and Ohio Railroad to Mobile, thence over
Lhe New Orleans, Mobile and Texas-Road to
WEE AT IN CALIFORNIA.
SAX FRANCISCO, June 9.
The wheat harvest has commenced. The
yield is better than was expected. There will
be over an average half crop in the State. '
THE WEATHER THIS DAT.
WASHINGTON, June 9.
Pleasant weather with iight winds is proba?
ble for Saturday on the Atlantic coasi. The
storm in the northwest will probably abate
during lhe night. The rain on the Gnir coa3t
will probably extend into the interior. Falling
barometer and east winds will probably con?
tinue from the Blue Ridge to the Mississippi
Yesterday's Weather Reports of JHe
Signal Service, U. S. A.
Washington, D.O. I
THE FLEECY STAPLE.
THE EROSE ECTS FUR COTTON.
What the Rains have Dqne in Georgia
[From' the Savannah Sews, June 9 ]
We have been at some pains to collect and
republish the views, ot oar exchanges In this
State and Florida In regard to the crop pros?
pect. The general belief soems to be that cot?
ton has been very materially injured by the un?
precedented spring .rains, and the opinion is
expressed In some quarters that even With
lavorable seasons henceforth-, the yield would
be reduced two-thirds. There is some allow?
ance to be made, however, for exaggeration.
The papers take their tone from the-conversa?
tion of the tanners, and this class is prone to
be either too gloomy, or too hopeful. The fact,
thdltgh, fllat cotton has experienced an almost
fatal set-back ls not tobe Ut ni ed. In the great
cotton belt of Middle Georgia, the rains have
beeb continuous for several weeks, and the
latest reports from.that region lndicate.no In?
terruption in the wet weather. On the low?
lands cotton ia drowned out, while on the up?
lands it ls small and overrun with gras8, the
rain allowing of no oppot luuity to give the
crop a thorough working.
In southwest Georgia it ls pretty much the
same, though in some districts the rains have
been ol longer duration, and. as a consequence,
the crbp ls in a worse condition. Several very
destructive hurricanes, accompanied with hall, ?
have passed over portions of this section; and
some farmers have gone to the length' of
ploughing up fields ol cottun and replanting,
them with corn. In the southern portion ar
the State, the condition ol the crop is the
In Florida the crop is somewhat better, but '
far from good, and the same, with slight modi?
fications, according to circumstances, may be
said of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and'
Texas. In the latter two States, the. spring
floods have b<?ea of the most disastrous char?
acter. In Louisiana miles cf the most produc?
tive lands are Iuundated.
Allawlug for the gloomiest exaggerations
ami the most favorable seusons ibr the next
slxiy days; lt is entirely "witiln the bounds of
reason to say that the cotton yield, not only"
In Georgia, but throughout the South, will
tall fully one-third short of in average yield:
aud estimating that the acreage is one-third
less than that of last year, we may safely pre?
dict that the growing crop will not reach
more than 2,700,000 bates, a little more than
two-thirds of the crop, which has just been
THE i,~OPS IN COL LETON.
WALTERBOBO', Juno 8.
TO THE EDITOR OF TUB SEWS.
As you may desire to hear about the crops, I
will say that the season has been, as far as I
caa remember, about the same as last year.'
Then lt commenced to rain about the end of
May, and conti-.)ned until the beginning of
July, and the early spring was cool, and thus
far this year the weather bas been like lt. I
have never found a cool spring injure cotton,
but think lt gives the plauts strength. The
cotton crops about here now look very well,
and are about np to those of the average
years, and, If nothing woree occurs, will turn
out very well. The plants are growing finely, <
and there ls not as much planted as last year.
Corn looks well, and we all have plenty plant?
ed for our independence.
THE CROPS IN SUMTER
The Sumter News says : "From various
quarters we hear encouraging accounts of the
growing crops, In case ol' a favornble season
from now onward, especially in regard to the
corn crop. Cotton stimulated by fertilizers
mmA w.,11 jstaxkgA Ionics pro ui isl nu i oilier cot?
ton not so much sc."
The Sumter Watchman, !n an article on the
cotton situation, says: "-There can be-no mis?
taking the fact that the present crop, even
though It meet favorable circumstances until
lt comes to market, will fall far short'of that
ol the last year. In this State and Georgia",
aud wherever else commercial lertillzers -are
used, not one-fourth the application ol' these
hos bsen i?ude, as comparad with last year.
Therefore, were the acreage equal, the pro?
duct must-fall shun, for it is nowhere con?
tended that these fertilizers do not largely in?
crease the yield-, whatever may be said of
their profitableness generally. But tbe-acre
age is -from twelve to twenty per cent. less.
In addition to this, the spring hos been alto?
gether unfavorable for cotton. Its early com?
ing induced early planting, which In many
places lias rendered two or three replantings
necessary, (Hie cold nights having trilled out
the young plant,) and still the "stands" are
generally bud. Added lo this has been eight
succes-ive days' dnring which the sun has
scarcely shined, and much rain has fallen,
with a prospect still of furttrer wet."
ALL ABOUT THE STATE
. Mtv Samuel L. Muldrow, formerly of Sumter
District, was accidentally killed on a dear hunt
[ near his house In Florida.
According to ihe Sumter News, the "gentle?
man in black" has many subjects in that town.
The Intelligencer, in an' article on the
weather and the crops, says: "During last week
an unusual amount Cf ruin tell throughout the
county. In some portions.fresh ploughed ?and
was badly washed, and the bottoms were con?
siderably damaged The wheat crop is being
harvested, and it will prove a light yield,
owing to the rust and fly. Tie corn and cot?
ton crops are looking well, but mnny farmers
complain thr.t they are -in the grass,'lu con?
sequence ol' so much wet weather. The oat
crop promises a good yield, unless overtaken
by the rust.''
The Moui?ttineer speaks thus ol some tall
grain grown in that county : "We received
from Mr. W. J. Pennington, of the upper pan
ol' the county, a bunch ol' wheat heads, that for
length, fulness and weight, beat anything we
have seen yet. and convincing us lhat there
will be a good crop made, notwithstanding
many ol our farmers ihoughc otherwise a tew
weeks ago.. Colonel J. Ii. Davis brought us,
about the same time, various specimens of his
growing grain, prominent among-which were
stalks of wheat six feet high, and nearing
heads almost equal to those furnished by Mr.
Pennington; also Norway oats, red oats, &c,
of excellent growth, both in point ol blade
and grain." .
At the last lerra of the court, Judge Mont?
gomery Moses presiding, thc following county
officers were sentenoed, to wit:
Simeon Young, chairman of the board ol
county commisioners, was sentenced to six
months in the county jail, and to pay a fine of
County Commissioner Railstock, five
months, ?ud a fine of $50.
County Commissioner 'Sarmiel Dogan, three
months, and $25.
A bench warrant has been issued lor Coun?
ty Commissioner Gregory, but. lie has eluded
M. S. Long, trial justice, was semenced to
six months in juli, and to pay a fine of $100.
This is a good beginning, and -ought to be
followed up vigorously; the evii-doers should
be brought to condign punishment, not be?
cause they are Rads., but because they are
transgressors of the law.
The Enquirer says: "The recent advance in
the price ol cotton has caused much activity
in the maket at this place. Two hundred and
twentj-five bales have been Bfilpped over the
.King's Mouutaln Ballroad frem Yorkville since
the 1st Instant, and a large quantity is In store
-the purchases ol the past few days. The
price paid on Tuesday was 15? cents, and yes?
terday a Btrictly prime article" tommanded 16
The same paper, speaking of the crop pros?
pects, says: "Un Monday, 9a!es-day, we made
Inquiries of a number of persons from the
country in relation to the condition of the
growing crops in this county. The informa?
tion we received is of a much more cheering
character than we had anticipated. Wheat*
has been somewhat injured oy rustin some
sections, yet In others, the prospect is good
?or a fair crop. Corn ls small, bot is growing
finery, and presents a promising appearance.
In several localities, especially on sandy lands,
the cotton has been injured by the cold
weather, but taken altog?ther the 'stands' are
usually snfficient for all practical purposes.
The fruit crop promises an abundant yield." ?
The Reporter, in noticing the last gales-day,
.says: "In consequence ol the fact that the
continued rains of last week had made the
lands too wet to plough, there was a consider?
able gathering of people here on Monday last,
we -were glad to hear tnem express them?
selves more hopefully on the crop prospects
than they did a lew weeks ago. The impYeB
sion seems to be general that the wheat crop'
ls almost a failure. Oats, too, isheing -ruined'
by the rust. Corn, cotton and grass are all
growing luxuriantly, under the influence of re
,pealed showers and the hot nra. One gentle?
man who farms near Lewis's Turnout informed
tis that he has ten acres pf cottcn that would
average a foot high, and which ls covered with
I -squares. This is the best We have heard bf."
The same paper also has ah account of the
fohowing .robbery : "On Friday; night last iwo
men, believed td be negroes, forced their'way
into the house near this town/occupied by
Mr. H. Omelvaney and his sister. Tbey-areboth
. aged people, and Mr. Omelvaney had been i
in bed sick for several weeks, and was,
therefore, unable to make any resistance.
They stole about one hundred and fllty doHars
in money, and watches, rings and other things
to the valuewo( ab*ut .fllty dollars. One hun?
dred dollars of the'money belonged to Mrs.
Nancy McCants, who had deposited-it with
Miss POHy Omelvaney tor safekeeping. Miss
Omelvaney could not identify the men, but
believed them to be colored."
TESTE RB A Y IN EUROPE,
The Dis?bHitiea or the Orleans Princes
Removed, and their Election to the
Assembly Declared Val d-Rossel ?nd
Conrdct's Arrest 'Confirmed-The Sap- |
V^KKAILLES, June 9.
The Assembly resumed the debate upon the
disabilities of the Orleans Princes. The com?
mittee reported In favor of the abolition QI" tte
proscription. Thiers said he opposed abroga?
tion, thinking the change would be dangerous,
but assented on the pledge, that the Princes
would not sit in the. Assembly or Intrigue
against the Republic. The safely of the Re?
public was entrusted to bim, and ha would not
betray the trust. Abrogation was carried by
484 to 103, and the elections of the Duke D'Au
male and Prince de Join ville were declared
valid by a vote of 448 to 113.
Rossel and Courdet's arrest 1B confirmed".
The court-m?rtials will treat prisoners as mili?
tary not political offenders. The supplemen?
tary elections occur July 6. ' Ferry's appoint?
ment as minister to Washington ls denied.
The Figaro proposes the re*aetabUeh?ent of
gaming houses and lotteries as an attraction
for strangers to visit Paris. It also favors the
abolition of passports and the law against
strikes. La Verite estimates the damage to
France by the fighting and conflagrations at
800,000,000 francs. It is* said that (30,000,600
francs worth of merchandise was burned, ex?
clusive ol the docks De La Ylllette and Ware?
houses. The council of hygiene of Paris have
declared there ia no epidemic in Paris, and
that such precautionary measures have been
adopted as will prevent the spread oi any dis?
ease to Buchan extent. They also state that
theliealth oiPariS is satisfactory.
The Official Journal contains a note from
the Italian minister of foreign affairs guaran?
teeing to deliver into the hands of the French
authorities all "Tining insurgents who reach
Italian soil. *
LONDON, June 9.
The House ol Commons to-night 1B engaged
in a long debate on the army regulation bill.
Cardwell defended the clause abolishing the
sale of military commissions. An incidental
vote, while it did not decide the question of j
abolition, -showed the government bad a [
majority of 177.
The St. Petersburg Journal recites tbe for?
mal presentation to the Czar of the Imperial I
Order of O s mali, instituted by the present j
Sultan in. 1861. The presentation waa made
rjy the British Ambassador. The speeches
made, and comments of the Journal upon the
ceremony, fully confirm the g?nerai belief that
the relations ol the two countries' are e'icel
THE R AUB IX I CAL COUNCIL.
The Sessions Concluded-Work af the
CINCINNATI, June 9,
The Rabbinical Council closesio-day. The
meeting has been one of the most important
yet held, and the results may be summed up
as follows : Twenty-three congregations were
represented. A union has been effected. A
modern- prayer-book is to be furnished, in
which all allusions to the return ol' the Jews
to Jerusalem and a personal Messiah are to
be omitted; the service Is to be largely in. the
vernacular instead of the Hebrew language; a
Rabbinical seminary for ministers is to be
established; reforms in congregations are au?
thorized; Sabbath-school organizations is to be
effected; and the establishment of circuit
preachers hus been determined on.
A PROFITABLE CONCEEN.
NEW YORK, June 9.
The Western Union Telegraph Company's
I report shows tbe net profits for the year end
ingJune lstrl871, to be over two and a half
|'-mi liions. The resources of the treasury have
been applied to the purchase -of capital stook,
.which debt is reduced hom forty-one to thirty
five millions. The bonded debt is about four
Nsw YORK, June 7.
There was a mutiny last night on board the
ship Resolute, bound to Liverpool. The sea?
men attempted to desert, when the second
mate with an iron belaying pin wounded
seven of them about the head.
MOKE VALUABLE THAN TREASURY NOTES.
How that old cynic. Sam Johnson, would have
revelled through Webster's massive new un?
abridged ! How he would ftave gloated over
His magnificent letter-press audits Illustra?
tions, beautiful as new treasury notes, and
much more valuable to the student. The Mer?
riang have incurred a fabalous expense in
having the whole work rewritten, reset, re?
cast aud republished. It is not a mere revis?
ion, but a reconstruction. To insure excel-'
lenee in t'yppgraphy, it comes from the River?
side press, which is alt that need be said about
its mechanical execution. It is a marvellous
specimen ol'leaning, labor, research Ind taste.
It is by iar the greatest literary work of the age.
Hotel Arrivals-June 9.
Oliver Hewitt, Graham's; C. E. Mustin,. Sa-.
vannah;J. Biggs, Texas; Captain Griffith, brig
McClure; J. C. Snyder and lady, Beaufort.
C. H. Woodberry, Augusta; W. H. Webb, Jno.
Camile, Newberry; R. T. Renshaw, U. S. Navy;
Jun. Kory and sun, Richmond; J. E. pnlllps, Ala?
bama; R. Mollar, Brooklyn; Wm. P. Copeland,
New York Journal of Commerce; B. G. Soffers,
Robt. R. Bren, R. M. Lockwood, Savannah; J.
W. regram, W. Wallace, o. C. Welt, Bull River,
By Authority of the State of
WM ? ? ? W% i
$ i a 5,oo o
ON SAT?B?)?Y, Aua 5, mi* ?
1 Prize of 125,000 amounts ?o.. .S35,oo?) g
1 Prize of $10,000 amounts to....; 10,000
1 Prize o? $6, OOO .amounts, to. "'* 3,001) .
4 Prizes, $2,600 each, amount to........ ?o\oOO
2D Prizes, $l,ooo each, amount to. 20,000 '
30 Prizes, $60? each, amount to......... 15,000
7f> Prizes, $200 each, amount to......... i5,uoo 1
2 Approximation Prizes, $5,000 eaca... 10,000 5
.fi Approximation Prizes, $2,000 each... ".4,00'J
2 Approximation Prises, $1,000 each.. :\'a,oo<i ?>
3 Approximation Prizes, $500-eacb. 4,00<? .
40 Approximation Prizes, $125 each..... ' 5,000
186' Prizes, amounting to.$135,000
ONLY 50,000 TICKETS TO BE SOLD.
WHOLE TICKETS. $fc... '....HALVES, $2 60.
TO THE PUBLIC.
There are so many swindles and tra ml) uga la ali
parta of the conntrj auder tne came or . 'Lotte?
ries, "Gift Concerts," Ac, where parties, who .
invest, hav.e no possible chance or drawing a
prize, that we deem it best to issue this circular, .'
giving a foll explanation bf . the manner bf our
distribution, oar references, ftc Frota these it
will be seen that our drawings are under authori?
ty of law; that the gentlemen who compose our
Association are responsible, and in every way
worthy of confidence; that sworn OomnUatloners,
in no wise connected.with the Association, Boper
intend' the drawing; that .these Ooronlsalonex?
are men of the highest standing in the communl
ty, and that parties who invest can rel; upon las?
ing dealt with fairly and. honestly.
Every safeguard that the law of. the land can- '
throw around such enterprises is placed upon
these dis tribu tiona- they are conducted by gen?
tlemen well known for their Integrity and fair' '
dealing-they are endorsed by leading bankers,
merchants, officials and-.newspapers-rhence we
appeal to the publio generally for theh-.palronsge>
with the assurance that we will conduct -thedis*
tr Ure Hon with "?qualarid exact Justlce-to ali."
Respectfully, STOKES A GO., Managers,.
. brPICX 65GRKTAST OF STATS, I
MONTGOMERY, ALA., November 20, 1870. f
I hewby certify that the "Alabama Immigrant
Ausnclatton" is reguHariy Incorporated auder-tho.
laws or this State, with a capital of $60,000,. and
tl: at the incorpora tors are gentlemen of meaos?
integrity and bight standing. ; . ...
CHARLES A. MILLER, Secretary of Mt
[Great Seal or .State.] .' .
We, the undersigned cheerfully state that we -
are personally well acquainted with Messrs.
STOKES ? 00., -Managers of the J'Alabama Im?
migrant Association," and we know them to be
. gentlemen of 'nigh standing, Integrity and relia?
bility in this city, who will see that the drawing?)
" sp 0 usibl el Vf eli o' u'esky anu^fatri'y m ad e.'
HENRY E. FABER, Mayor of Montgomery.'"''
JOS. W. DIMMICK, Postmaster City Monrgomery.
FRANCIS. WIDMER; OoUector ?. S Internal Rev.
WM. E. HUGHES, Clerk City Council bf Montgo
.mery. . .
HOLMES & GO LUTH WAITE, Bardi ors.
E. S. MITCHELL, Agent Southern Express Co.
/ and ethers.
FROM THE CITY PRES1J. -
Me drawings of Messrs. STOKES A 00. are
strictly hunesrtmd penecuy fair. Their Commis
aloiicrs are well known and above reproach. They
will pay all prizes promptly, and deal on tne
* tim, .'
The American people will gratify their growing
desire to make ."big fortunes" quick iud' ac a
smaUcost, To such at will invest m ."games.of.
fortune," we commend the Prize Dumbarton of
the "Alabama Immigrant Association." Their
drawings are sguare and fair, and their solvency
undoubted.- Daily Journal. t
Parties at a distance can send their remittances*
to tais Association with the perfect confidence
that they will have a' fair draw, and that their
cv'?ry interest wUl.be protected Just aa If they
were pre :e n t. The drawings are All in public, and!
give you a chance st a "big pllS" for a email ont
\iy.-~Da ?ly Matt.. - . -"
This Association have had one drawing, and to
show how lt was conducted, and as an earnest of
what all their future drawings win be, they sub?
mit the following from the sworn, commissioners
or the Association: . " '
We the undersigned, Commissioners appointed
to supervise the a rawing of the "Alaoama Imml- .
grant Association" hereby, certify that, we have
ciBcharged that duty; that every ?ut? ber and
prize were counted into the wheels by one pr the
other of ns, and that in all respects*wc closely
scrutinized the drawing so as to nuke lt fair and
Just. We were afforded every facility by Mesara.
STOKES k CO. to discharge oar c utica.
J. A. ELMOKE,
J, M. WITHE KS,
. WM. M. ALLEN,
Sworn to and subscribed before me.
J. fl. NETTLES, Notery'PubTic.
Just here we deem it proper to say. that these
are gentlemen of tho highest respectability"^
Alabama. Colonel JOHN A. ELMORE 1B one of
the oldest and a leading m ember ef the bar in this
state. General J. M. WITHERS ls an ex Mayor of
Mobile, late a Major-General In the Confederate
Army, and now editor and proprietor of- the Mo?
bile-Dally Tribune. General WM. W. ALLEN is a
well known planter and late a Brigadier-Genend
of Cavalry In "the Confederate Army. Commo?
dore E. FARRAND was formerly aa officer or dis?
tin ct to H in the United States Navy, and late a.
Commodore In the Confederate Navy.
The.sam or one hundred and twenty-five thou*
sand dollars us distributed to ticket-holders, and
the balance or the fuuds, after pa) mg the expen?
ses of drawing, according to the charter or the
company, goes to the encouragement or Euro?
pean Immigration into the Southern states.
The pi Ice or whole tickets, which give yon ad?
mission to any of the entertainments of the Asso?
ciation, as well as a chance to draw some ar the
magnificent prizes above offered, is $5 each. The
price of ban tickets is $2 SO. They will entitle
yo? to half the amouat of the prize that may be
awarded to the number printed on the ticket.
There are 50,000 tickets, and each ticket aud
hair ticket has printed npon Its lace some cum-'
ber from 1 to 50,000.
lt is not necessary for any ticket-holder to be
present, unless he chooses to be. Th? whole
drawing will be nader the supervision of the
sworn Commissioners or lhe Association.
Arter the drawing is over a circular giving the
prises drawn by eaoh number will be mailed to
the pottom ce address or every ticket-holder. This
wm be done hereafter promptly to- all, whetfter ?
tiley dr av or not
HQ W.TO PSOCTJEE TICKETS.
Enclose Tour money either by Express, regis?
tered letter or a pastoril ce order, and send u to
STOKES & co., Managers, Montgomery, Alaba?
ma. Write your PoEiGfflce, County, State and
name distinctly. - If you have any choice of num?
bers state it, and they will be sent yon, or as near
lt as can be.
j^lt is beet to send for tickets early, in order
to have them well distributed.
e^All communications strictly private.'
as* Agents wanted m all parts of the country.
They must be reliable and energetic men.
Circulars sent free everywhere. ' Address
STOKES & CO., MANAGERS
Jan.-taatuiS W? MONTGOMERY, ALA.