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pOWKIt V- TiAItlCSOAL.K, PROPRIETORS. I.. POWER. HARRI3 BARKSDALK. TEKS $2 00 PER YEAR, IN ADVANCE. the JLjOL Jgj W HJjjJLl (TIT ; A Tffi WffW Vol. XXXVIII. No 4-2. JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI, .WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1875. Sufcscribsrs, Carved, by Carrier, 52 50 per year. THE CLINTON RIOT. IT. fifteen or twenty white men, at most, : were armed; there was not a white man farmed with a gun on the ground,-; eeve- , r u 01 nie Raymond wmte men were not armed at all; the meeting was held at u grove about three-quarters of a rni! in a northwesterly direction from Clinton about 3W yards from the Cpper Vickl burg road, and between it and the- raii- : road ( V. ii SI. 11.11.); the speakers' stand; a.nui ;i quarter or a Prssaiitaiei Massacre of the Whites. Testimony of WliSt" and CoSorett Wltn-", I.'ntler Oaiii. iu;ie lroiu tne pmnt wh'-re toe public ral crosses the i railroad, and this crnnr !.,..... .i. i twenty pases with Sivley, and I think Mr. Xfal was with me, none of us, that is Sivley, Neal or I, drew a pistol until the fighting commenced and the negroes attacked u,-; I ha 1 a bullet hole through ; my cont I '-fore- I drew my pistol ; I think the negroes had crowded right up 0:1 the white men, and had actually closed up aguiiiat them befoie the firing commenced; ; I d- not think there were more than tit teen or sixteen white men who participat ed in the fighting, and, a I have stated, 1 the little groups wiio were pressed by the were invited with several to attend, I, iu company ' eight negroes being on him three of others, attended, reaching the town of Clinton about 11 o'clock a.m. We got to the place of meeting a'iuut 12 o'clock M., where we found a large number of negroes and very few whites. After we get there a large procession said to be from Edwards Depot fame in. After thev had all dismounted, J udg Johnston whom were Sam. Cald well, Cha. Cald well. Jr., and Walter Wilixrn?. As soon as I got louse I and my son ran I then being disarmed. The negroes 1'oilowed, firing on us, and erring, " Kill trie damned scoundrels ; catch them ; murder them, and quarter them." Just as we reached the rcilroad crushing we were : off. Then the shooting commenced gen -ierally, aird I turned to run and went J about five or ten steps and stopped, an I I turned and looked on until tijo crowd of negroes rushed back and givf way, ami ' I saw Mr. Thompson run out of the crowd nr.d run ai:d get on a roan In-ise. I saw Charley Ca'dw II, Sr., for the first time aJu-r the tuss commenced rc:i t- o Two Dollars a Year. th" flrirg commenced I could see hut f. w white, probably not oyer three, ami they s-emed to be surrounded by it-t.ro.; t !i ore w:t probably in ire while nv !i, but were scattered and I did m.t s o then the negro s sai and move I mi : 'ha "com., hack" P. t: f aid the Mime t y ,. f t n th. m ; I !,. ,, at the spot p i' .-ii party ,t w hiu u,. u to the t i i ll'gio b twt n Hi.' b..uu li, t n in.: to i ar i n "it i- t l! I tl.ev ih them ; the crowd of negroes mi the ven .-Hit where the fighting began, at t!:' time the tiring o.mmeiKvd, ws :.t h-a-t three hundred ; 1 saw a ;re:tt u.i.i UKk the stand and commenced spoaiwing. I waited around thn-ugii the i-rowd in dilferrnt lirections. verv tnrbnlpnt on peakei- stand ani th town r,f ; negroes, and who were retreating, as 1 p-ronnd makino- ttirnts nnri declarintr i , " '""""i ; i , , -, , -. i 7 i ... . ' : ' 0 aim preiry nearly on a straight line to- j "ave a'reR-iy aescnoea.cons.sieii oi arxiui , they were going to have their way ther negro wliose name i atterwar.Is learned I found the negroes : wa-s u aier ; they seized us ; threw a fe-.T of the Raymond j eleren men- la coaclucn, I will state - that day. They frequently rubbed against I GEN"- J- 7- OKOKGK: I Chairman Democratic and Cunxervaticr J Ec'-nt'iv Comiuilttp : I i your request we have received the I , . j ,t rn:inv IM-rsnns win, u.if. Jtili'-ii" -"'.I " i ; ' " jj,...,. f the disturbance at Clinton on the 4th int. , which we now hand to you. We think the following general history of the iii.itter, is fairly sustained by these statements. An invitation was extended to all per vlUi t attend the Republican meeting aii.l liarhecue at Clinton. There was to )(. a jDint iliscussion. .Accordingly jer h,,.s sixtv or seventy-five white men wen) in the "Toumis. mere, were irom one thousand to twelve hundred negro men & 1 nrpseiit. As many pernaps as two or thrpe hundred went there armed witl pistols. There were probably twenty or thirty white men with pistols on their nersi.ns not more than fifteen of whom participated in the fighting. Many of the ne"rocs went to Clinton anticipating a fijrht and armed for it, and seized as a pretext for the affray a quarrel between a white man anu a negro, There is nothing in the evidence to show that there was a drunken man, white or colored, on the grounds. The inception of the quarrel is envel oped in ohscuritv. Rut in the light of the subsequent action of the whites we do not regard the merits of this alterca tion as importa.it at all events there was an altercation between a white man and a colored man. The former left the negro, joined a small party of white men a distance of about one hundred yards from the speaker's stand, followed by the colored man. This party of whites con sisted at first of four or five, soon in creased fo about eleven; was sligntly scatte red in small groups. Some colored man cried "a fight!" ami called to the colored men "to come on." Immediate ly orders were given to "rally;" the (iruins were beaten; the cry of "kill the white men" was raised, and a large mass of negroes, armed with pistols and knives and hidndi.diing clubs pressed down on the party if whites. Thccrowdof negroes numbered probably as many as three hun dred. The whites, about eleven iu num ber, gave way and retreated about forty yards, alonir a little branch, askinr the negroes to stand back, and to keep the peace ; and saying they desired no diffi culty. The negroes in their front pressed on, crying "kill them." After retreating this distance, another crowd of negroes came down on them, coming from an opposite direction. After the altercation commenced and before the firing began, the whites made every etTort to avoid a fight. About this time, a pistol in the hands of Mr. Thompson, (a white man), was discharged accidentally, the ball going in the ground at hi feet. A shot was next tired by a colored man, which struck young .Mr. Wharton. The firing instantly became general. The whites stopped and lired vigorously. Two ne groes were killed on the spot, and four or live wounded, and the crowd in front of the whites retreated. The white men tiien commenced leaving the ground in small parties. The negroes were rallied, hy one of their number, w ho told them Hot to let pursuit Iu grites pursuing in different directions the retreating groups of whites. t-nvely and Thompson (white), were overtaken, killed and their bodies mutilated. Chas. Chilton was killed in his own' yard. ('apt. White was captured, shot, stabbed, and beaten, and left for dead. Rice, Wells, Wharton, Robinson, (all white), and perhaps several others were wounded. It was subsequently reported that the regroe threatened to attack the town, and consequently, during Saturday night, between hmr and five hundred armed white men were concentrated in Clinton, from Vickd).;rg, Jackson, and the coun ty for the protection of the town. Hilling Saturday night and Sunday morning, perhaps seven or eight negroes, who were supposed to be leaders in the affray, were killed by the whites, who were indignant at the murder and muti lation of i heir white friends. Early Sunday morning most of the white men returned to their homes. A few remaining at the request of the Mayor during Sunday night, as a police force. By Monday morning, as the Mayor of Clinton states, the town and neighbor hood wore quiet, ami peace was restored. In justice to the jnemory of Martin Sively, we deem it our duty to state that he had no connection with the com mencement of the disturbance. His t'ondiict was beyond reproach. He w as an estimable gentleman, and a sober and exemplary citizen. We make this state ment to correct an unjust rumor that he was the originator of the difficulty. E. W. C.vr.tNis, S. M. SlIKLTOX, FKAXK JOHNSTOX. '-oiie.n'jn, x ininK, the two vouus Wha-- 1 U1V PH"7 OI negroes too pursueu ; me, seemine to be trvm to provoke a ?, V ink W addell uml Thr,mtr.n i feivlev and I wag led bv Charles Cald-' difRcnhr Snmsnftlm trhirpbov had been rhaps young Huntly, about ten or fif-' wei, 'T ' 1 savT "im (Caldwell) shoot at ' drinking. I went to them and told them lunchin;- thev walked to the white men escape, and the an; separate crowds or ne- Walter A. Rracey (white) I reside m Raymond; am a dentist by profession; 1 eame to Clinton last Saturday morning on the occasion of the Republican barbe cue; perhaps as many as fifteen white gentlemen from Raymond ca:i:e to Clin ton that day; there was no disposition or intention on the part of any of these gentlemen to disturb the peace, or to in terfere with or interrupt in any way any colored men or anv Republican, so far as I Know and believe; I may safely say no such intention existed; the gentlemen from Raymond did not come to Clinton in a body, but separately and in the usual and customary mode, by private convey ances, on horseback and in buggies; the object was simply to hear the speaking at this barbecue; about 12 o'clock I went out to the ground selected for the barbe cue; most, if not all the Raymond white en went out to the grounds; a few of the Clinton white men went out to the grounds, and others from the neighbor hood; I do jiot think there were over forty white ir.cn on the grounds; I saw part of a negro procession as it came in vdmton; I only remained in Clinton a short time before going out to the place f the meeting, and I did not notice the n egroes particularly; I noticed, however, that the negro in charge of this proces sion had a drawn sword; I am sure there was not an intoxicated white man on the grounds during the day, nor did I see an tatoxicated negro: there was not a dis orderly or turbulent white man on the grounds; mj opinion is, not more than wards Clinton ton pe teen minutes before the fight, had been ai a wagon; after lunching, ineir own was-on. ahoitt twenty steps distant from where they had lunched ; thi3 latter wagon was at a branch in a little bottom near a group of willows, about 100 yards from the speak ers stand ; I passed this party a short time a few minutes before the fight; they were very near the wagon ; some were seated in chairs and some were standing; they were laughing and chat ting among themselves, and all in a good humor; none of them were intoxicated, ami not one of them v.sta in tl.n LaJ disorderly ; I am certain of this; I passed them and walked towards the stand and near to it, accompanied by Martin Sivley; Sivley was sober in fact, I know that he did not drink, and has not used anv liquor for at least three years ; we stood Sivley and I) near the stand a few min utes, when my attention was attracted by a rush of negroes towards the ppot w here I left the Raymond party, and by the remarks of the negroes as they moved down, to " come on, we are going to have a fight "; the negroes near me commenced drawing pistols and moving in that direc tion ; I was surrounded by negroes, ami every one I noticed had "a pistol in his hand ; not a shot had then been fired ; I heard nothing of what was transpiring down at the branch : I heard srvpm I or ders given to the negroes to " fall in," or "form ranks, and come on"; I then heard the drums, and just after the drums beat a pistol shot was fired and the firinr commenced ; before t he shot was fired. however, Sivley and I walked towards the group of willows on the branch ; we were enveloped in a crowd of negroes, numbering several hundred, that were rushing towards the stot. and in fact we were borne along by the crowd ; I reached the wagon at the group of willows, where I had left the Raymond men befoie the firing commenced ; the Raymond white men whom I had left at the wagon were not at the wagon, but they had retreated at least forty steps from the wagon before the crowd of noLToes : the negroes, a lense mass several hundred in number, were crowding close on them, and pushed so close to them that i soon afterwards lost sight of them; it was at this point that the first pistol was fired, by whom I do not know ; the first shot that I saw fired, which was the second shot I heard, was fired by a nerro at vounir Ramsey Wharton, hitting him in the head ; Siv- ey was with nie at the time ; immediate ly after the first shot a general firing commenced ; the negroes continued to rush down to the spot ; the negroes then retreated a little on one side of this crowd, but the drums continued to beat, and numbers of negroes cried " come on, ami thev rallied ; there were not exceeding twelve white men on this part of tne ground engaged in the fight ; I am informed thai in addition to these, several other white men, not more than three or four, whom I did not see, were engaged in the light ; they were broken into little groups a few paces apart, and were being crowded on by the negroes ; the white men retreated all the time, de fending themselves as well as they could; till the while the white men were giving way be ft. re the negroes, I heard them asking for peace and asking the negroes to scop firing on them ; the negroes were crying, " kill them, damn them, kill them'; the white men were soon scat tered, ami those- who were not killed made the best of their way from the field ; Sivley and I started to leave,; we were at first separated by a rush of ne groes ; we came together 'again, still re treating, about two hundred yards from where the tiring commenced; the negross were then on us, liring and some striking us with empty pistols ; at this point, Siv ley begged them not to kill him, saying he had not commenced the difficulty ; they told him to give up his pistol; he banded his pistol to a negro, holding it by the barrel and presenting the handle; as one negro took the pistol, another ne gro knocked him down with a pistol, breaking the pistol by the blow; Sively star"ered to his feet, and he and I ran off towards a cotton held, negroes pur suing, firing at us and crying "kill them, damn them, kill them"; Sivley, as he , , - .i i -. ran, was Weeding rrom inree wounus ; we had gone perhaps one hundred yards into the field, when Martin Sivley fell, struck by a negro from behind ; I ran on into a little branch, ami stopped a mo ment somewhat concealed ; ten or twelve negroes surrounded him, and I heard them striking him ; after that I came on to Clinton ; after the firing became gen eral, the white men (as I have described them) became separated and I lost sight of them, and cannot say how they left the around or how they escaped ; I saw two negroes dead on the grouuds, and tour or live others that I supposed to be wound ed ; 1 have since ascertained that three white men were killed and about eight wounded (Charles Chilton is included, w ho was killed in his ow n yard, as I have been informed). I will here state that when I reached the group of willows where I had left the party of Raymond gentlemen, and w here the altercation first began, 1 found that the crowd of armed negroes bad crowded them from the spot, and thev had retreated altout forty paces before the fight began ; when I reached the wagon at the group of willows they were still retreating; there were not more than eleven white men, not all quite to gether, but a little separated in small groups ; as the white men gave back, and before the fighting began, I could hear them (the white men) saying to the ne groes to " go back," that "there was no difficulty," " no fuss," and that they " wanted no difficulty"; and the negroes, many of them, at this time (and before the firing) said, " kill them, damn them, kill them"; at this precise point of time, while the white men were falling back and the negroes pushing on them, I think the negroes at that place and in the crowd that was pushing forward num bered several hundred, certainly more than three hundred ; many of them were armed ; I saw numbers with pistols in their hands ; I could safely say I saw as many as one huudred ; many Degrees had vplijled sticks ; I could see the sticks above the heads in the crowd; several had branches of trees in their hands, and one had a pole ten feet long ; this was the attitude of the negroes as they crowded on the white men before the fighting ac tually commenced; I was not with the largest party of white men I have spoken of, consisting of eleven or twelve, but oft us several times; lam unable to state not to touch anr mnre whiskv. savine to how the quarrel at the group of willows : them that there was an immense crowd of who commenced i . negan, or the persons the altercation. W. A. Bracey. Sworn to and subscribed before me, the 1 0th September, 187o. seal. Silas J. Carey, J. P. Morris Ward (white Democrat) I Jive at Raymond at present ; came to Clinton on last Saturday, Sept. 4th; 1 went out to the barbecue alout twelve o'clock ; while Fisher (Republican) was speaking, I w as standing on the outskirts of the crowd that was gathered around the speakers' stand ; the first thing that at tracted my attention was a rush of ne groes in the direction of the group of willows where the wagon of some of the Raymond men was standing ; I moved down in that direction, and got close to this wagon, w here I had seen the ...v c ..... w,,, ,r.,lc, mi-1 lo remain wnere negroes were running by me drawing cnpoL-Pr' to,i,i .!.: ..:,.!, .. j i , ! " " incii iMii.i, mio pressing uuwit on a i small party of white men, about ten to j fifteen ; this party of white men was scat- j tered in little groups, a few paces between the groups ; some of the nesros said "shoot them," others said "kiil them;" these white men were falling back before the negroes, and the negroes were press-1 ing them ; 1 could hear the white men j 141 ." rYlftilfcJ Kill I 1 lV'l peace ; I heard them say they did not want a fuss ; the negroes did not stop at at all but continued to press on ; the j white men did not turn their backs in j retreating, but backed off from the ne- j groes while asking tor peace; they retreat-1 ed because the crowd of negroes pressed on them so closely ; the negroes from other parts of the ground continued also to reinforce this crowd of negroes that were i pressing the retreating whites ; the drums j were beaten ; the negroes called to each j other to "rally," to "come in and kill the ! damn whites," and "damn sons of j bitches;" I saw the negroes close up, ahimut touehiitfj the whitts, and a large j negro in the front of the negroes holding j a large pistol uplifted in his hand; at; this tune the whites had retreated about forty yards, and another stream of negroes had approached them from nearly an opposite direction ; I would suppose that about three hundred negroes were in the crowd which was pressing the whites; all the negroes I noticed were armed ; Many had pistols, and those who had no pistols had sticks nnd clubs and knives; I saw them drawing their pistols as they ran down to the spot, and as soon as me j of our boVj. aI)(1 tryi to t goIuetliug first intimation was given that a quarrel ! frcm tl)em 'cither 0f these boys was was going on, they commenced drawing I M sivlev ,r Tfomrwrn- T left hull, f r these young men at the stand. Thompson was then talking to ( apt. Lake, of Jack son, and I told Martin Sivlev to keep the negroes there, and very few white?, and it was manifest to me that the negroes were eager for a difficulty, and they would use any pretext for beginning it ; that if a shot cracked it might begin. Just before Judge Johnston finished speaking, I went among a crowd of negroes gathered on the south side of the speaker's stand. I heard one nesro say. "Who is that 1 speaking?" Another said, "Johnston, I believe." The first then replied : "I did not come here to hear any such damned stuff as that ; I want him to get down from there ; I want to hear Fisher speak." Another said, "Well, I reckon lie will soon le through, then we will have it all our own way." I went back to where I had left the boys. Two of them were going off down the hill. I called to know where they were coing; they said, "We pretty j i)ave a bottle a whiskv down here." I then made them come back ; telling them thev were, near the Just before Johnston closed, the negroes had become so boister ous and dissatisfied, and stemed so determined to prevent any one from hearing him, that I remarked to a friend that Johnston had better quit, as the negroes seemed so much dissatisfied ; that I was sure he was doing no good. They were very restless, walking about and making all kinds of noises, disturbing every portion of the crowd. Pretty soon Johnston closed speaking. Fisher was j then called for, who at once responded, j Immediately the negroes became quiet, j and all was still. The negroes saying, now I we will near something good. Johnston's ! speech was very kind and conciliator', i The best speech I ever heard him make to i the negroes, so far as I could hear it. f Fisher had been speaking some eight min- utes when some person in the upper part of the crowd made some remark I could not hear w hat it was. Immediately there was a rush of negroes in that direction. I went there and found a young man, who, I was told, was McXeal. I told him he must make no remarks in that crowd; that the young men from Raymond had agreed to put themselves tinder my orders, and as he hail gotten with them he must do the same thing, and I would have no talking in the crowd. I then returned to where I had left the Raymond boys near the Maud. Pretty soon I noticed a rush of negroes to a bottom about a hundred yards north of the stand ; I told the boys to re main and I would go and see about it. I ran dow n and jumped into a buggy; I saw a large crowd of negroes surrounding two .,fr. O' I .....I.. ... 1 .1.11 1 W '!! I ., !' ".I ... ii.i u auuiiii-i jiaity, iieao evi uy a warus .Mr. l nompon, (out He, . uiow.'i. regrtes tui.'i pistols; 1 am ot tne opioiou had no nri:is, ami cail to him with a ivn- 1 ct Ieat one hundred ; many ncgi. es who tit ii of his hand, and saying,' "here, Mr., . were not armed, broke off large limbs or VOll man on that horsp. ston there." Rut branches from the tree for flstlw. savins Kictvea me, crying, "iviii the damned inompson paid no attention to Caldwell; of the white people, "Uod damn em we scroundrel; beat his brains out;" after ; and rode off. My attention was then I wwl mash them in the earth." I heard they had stnmped me und kicked me, one ; called to Jesse Wharton ; I saw a colored threats on all sides front the negroes called for a club and said, "Let me get his 'man pick up a large limb and strike ! against th whites. I started to 1-ave nrair.s; tney ttien strucK me several time? .Jesse over the head, knocking htm down, with a club, and picked me up and threw f and I run up and told him f had raised me in a hole, remarking, "ow we have j that young man and he should not hurt done for you, damn you ;" my son said, "Do , him. The limb broke in two and he not kill my father ;" they said "Yes we : turned off from Jesse. Mr. John Neal, will kill hirn, and you too, but we will i sitting on a wagon tongue close by and take you up on the hill in the woods and wounded, said to me, "uncle, save my ; life, too;" I answered, 1 will, come to me: l then took them Itotli under my care. This same negro who struck Jesse Wharton said tome, "if you protect their lives I will kill vou." I then called to my i son Levi, and told him that this negro "I.:!! i n.oii-.. ; i."t 1 i r bun. Ire t iie in get ciui drill!. - i itoes t Vlitds f :i!o i .i ! tiniii t ! I'M S. s." ;r .iti. . 'K tl. II ' 1 1 I t I l t: u t; i U nil .lil: . ," 1 .- l in cut you up. Their attention was then at trrcted to another white man who came on iu a buggy, and I managed to crawl out of the hole and conceal myself from them, w here I remained for an hour, and Now finally dragged mvself to a house going back to the beginning of Fisher's speech, I want to say that as soon as Fisher begun to speak the crowd of boys from Raymond were surroundered by a crowd of negroes, headed by Eugene Wilborne, Sam. Caldwell and Chas. Caldwell, Jr. ; when I heard Eugene Wilborne say to another negro, " How far do you reckon the ravens will fly to-day;" the negro said, "They will" not fly far; we will clip their wings when they rise." All told, I do not think there were over sixly whites on the ground that day including men and boys of whom I am sure not over twenty were armed ; f think there wanted to kiil these while men and for him to come to my help. My son came and we carried them and put them in the buggy, and I put my son hxJU drive, and seeing three negroes following, calling out "kill the man with the black hair," T .., 11. 1 . l , . i i naiM-u aiong nenuid tne ouggy to pro tect Jesse aid Mr. Xeal. After we got near the big road, some two hundred yards from the fighting ground, I got iu and drove the buggy on to Mr. Seal's house. When 1 got back to the battle ground the fight was all over. I think that the majority of the colored people desired peace, ami that there were between l,5lM) to 2,000 negro men j would have been no fuss or fight if it had on the ground, besides women ami children ; I have long been accustomed to see crowds of men, and am certain I am not mistaken in my estimate ; lying iu my bed make this statement, under treatment of two physicians ; I have been very near death's door, and stlemnly swear that every word I have uttered is the truth. I he meeting was i republican meeting, and the invitation tor a joint discussion came from them ; I also swear that I went to that ground with no expectation of a diffi culty ; a difficulty was that day expected at Unica, anil many white men hail gone there to prevent it, where it was expected ; that a large number of armed negroes from Hinds, Copiah and Claiborne coun ties were expected to be there; I carried my pistol it being my habit in going out to carry a pistol ; I had no other weapon, nor did I see anv wmte man on the ground with any other weapon than a pistol ; I was told that after the fight, some citizens from Clinton and others, come to the grounds with guns, but I was then in such a fix that I could see nothing my eyes being clotted with blood. R. S. White. Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 10th day of September, 1875. Sworn to by Capt. R. S.White and his signature appended by S. M. Shelton at the request of the said White, and in my presence, White being too feeble to sign for himself. seal Silas J. Cakey, J. P. not oeen ior a lew Dad disposed negroes who I blame for the w hole difficulty. his Hi HHARl) X StJJANUE. mark Sworn to subscribed befoie me this 10th day of Sept., l7f. fr-fr Silas J. Carey, J.P. their pistols. About the time that this crowd of negroes Were so close to the j white men that they could touch them ; with their hands, a shot was fired ; I cannot tell by whom, whether by a w hite ; man or negro; in two seconds a general fir- i ing commenced ; I saw the whites make a I stand and lire vigorously; then some of the w hite n en retreated, and most, of the ' negroes retreated ; the whiles did not ; follow, but separated and commenced leaving the ground in little groups of: two or three ; then one negro gave a yell j and said "Cod damn it, are. you going j to let these whites off without killing j them ;" there was one white man still j shooting; the negroes then commenced I coming back ; Capt. White (a white man) ; then said "boys, stay together or we i will be all murdered ;" l'saw Capt. White j up the hill in the direction of Clinton ; j the white men were badly scattered making their way singly and in twos to- j wards Clinton ; the negroes having ral- j lied came up and divided into crowds j that followed in various directions the i white men; that is each whit: man and everv two white men who were to- boysat the stand until I returned. I called out to the crowd to stop that fuss, and "o i the negroes to let the boys alone. They j seemed to heed me, and all would soon ! have become quiet, but just at this time; a negro front about Edwards Depot, i wearing yellow epaulets, called out in a, loud voice, " We did not come here to , let no Cod damned w hite trash run over ' us ; this is our day." Just at this time j Chas. Caldwell, Sr., came into the crowd, followed by about 100 negroes. He said, otop tins damned iuss here ; 1 am going to have it stopped." Pushing his way th rough the crowd he reached the whites saying, "Get out of here; get out of here, you damned rascals, and stop, this noise. One of the white boys said, " We are interfering with nobody; we do not wish to disturb anybody, nor create any disturbance; but we will ntt be run over." Just at that time the firing be gan. I cannot say positively who fired but I sincerely believe that the first The sworn statement of A. II. Sivley : I reside in Raymond, Miss., Martin Sively was my cousin ; 1, with P. . Shearer his ...brother-in-law,, and Lemon, brought his body off the field on the afternoon of Sept. 4th, 187o, after the difficulty at Clinton that day. We found his body in a cotton field, some quarter of a mile east of the scene of the diffi culty, lying on his back, with all the top of his head mashed in; with several ' wounds from pistol shots about the body; ! his abdomen ripped open w ith a knife, and his intestines protruding ; there were ; also several other bruises made by blows ' from clubs or some heavy instrument about the body and face ; a considerable piece of flesh was torn from his finger : where his ring had been pulled off ; bis shoes were gone and his clothing torn all , to pieces; he being nearly stripped ; naked. 1 also assisted in the recovery iof the body of F. T. T. Thompson, ! also killed on the 4th day of September; j we found his ltody about a mile and a j half from the scene of the difficulty in i a westerly direction ; the body was lying j first gether, were followed by a separate crowd . ih,.mUwhh yefmv epai,lot3 before spoken of negroes ; the negroes were still shoot- j of. j was stamlinr in a blIrgV above the Ulg; the White llteU mill qilll nilltg, prnu'.l i'h..r. T fminii.imlpil !i rrr,rwl viPWiif most of them had no loads in their pistols f . . ,,, t .i,., cmnu .. ! , mi r "i pistol in his bands, .lust before the pistol and were begging the negroes not to kill them ; I could hear the negroes say "kill j them, Cod damn them, kill them;" the' negro women came up and encouraged ! the negro men ; the whites seemed afraid : to run, but were then walking oil", soon ; afterwards some of them cl til run ; I left j the grounds pursued by the negroes ; ( before I reached the railroad crossing a negro came up with me and pointed a j pistol in my face, ami another who called me "Buckley" made him desist ; another ' negro came up and said "damn him, kill i him, he's a white man ;" another negro ; pursued me with a hatchet, when Dr. j West, a white man, passed between us on a horse, and I then got off to the 1 railroad ; I could not see what became ' of the other white men, the confusion ! was so great and they were so scattered ; j when I reached the railroad crossing, I j saw ten or twelve negroes on the crossing, some with pistols, who shot at me as I passed some distance from them ; I next j saw a group of negroes in the milroad I below the crossing, shooting ; I saw an-1 other group of about ten negroes in the j tail-yard shooting at Mr. Wells who was j passing in a buggy ; I avoided this group . and came into Clinton ; I suppose about! fifteen white men participated in the tired I heard a drum beat. By the time the firing began the crowd of negroes had become very dense around the boys. As the negroes came they were brandishing their pistols, crying, " Run over the whites; kill the damned whites; run over them, God damn them ; run over them." I think I saw not less than three hun dred negroes with pistols in their hands. As soon as the firing begun, the negroes commenced falling back rapidly, and in a few minutes the bottom was cleared. Immediately then an immense crowd negroes came rushing dow n from faring indiscriminately into their own on the back with a pistol shot in the thigh, and another just over the left eye, and the skull mashed in over the left eye, apparently with some heavy edged instrument; skull seemed to have been mashed and then shot- the flesh around the wound being powder-burnt ; and gash in the neck, apparently made with a knife. I have been told by others that his watch and the contents of his pockets were taken from him. A. H. Sivley. Sworn to and subscribed before me, on this the 10th day of Sept., 1S7". l.s. Silasi J. Cakey, J.P. Sworn statement of Hubbard Strange : I am a citizen of Hinds county; a colored man, and a Republican ; lam owd of j altout 40 years old ; I came in procession the hill i w;th the Raymond colored Republican club to the barbecue at Clinton, on last people. By this time the boys were i Saturday, 4th Sept.; was near the speak making for the stand, leaving me alone. : er's stand ; heard Judge Johnston's I called to them to fall in on me and 1 speech as best I could for the confusion reserve their fire, as we must get out of and dissatisfied talking at hearing him ; there. At this moment a negro ran up ' Capt. Fisher took the stand after Judge tome, crviDg. "There is one of the : J. had finished, and I heard someone now, damn you, don t tell any lies. Statement of G. M. Lewis, (white) : I am Mayor of the town of Clinton. On Saturday, September 4th, there was a Republ icau Barbecue and Mass meet ing at this place ; the place where the barbecue was had, ami where the meet ing was held is about three-quarters of a mile from the town. For u few days previous, it was generally known that there would be a joint discussion. On j Saturday morning about 10 o'clock the j negro clubs from the surrounding country ; commenced coming into town; a negro club came from Bolton's Depot, number ; ing about 397 I counted them as accu rately as I could. Another club from Edwards, which was larger than the Bol j ton's club, came into town about !2 j o'clock ; a lare sized negro was in com i mand of the Edward's club ; I have been i infoimed that his name is Scotf, and that j he is a justice of the peace; us he marched his club into town he halted it near the - hotel, and rode forward alqne up the street; he was armed with a cavalry sabre which he carried in his hand drawn; other clubs came into town; and many negroes gathered from the country ; I saw in town several other negroes, carry ing drawn swords; supposed them to be officers of clubs ; the Boltons ami Ed wards negroes came into town mounted and in procession, formed in column of twos. In my judgment there were about 1000 or l'JOO negroes in town ; aiter the mounted clubs came in, thoy passed through town, ami shortly afterward re turned through town going iu the direc tion of the place for the barbecue, and t meeting ; before the negroes left (.'1 bit on for the place of the meeting, there were many crowds of them congregated alxtit ; the streets, and many of them Lit their j manner were boisterous, loud, and dis orderly ; heard several negroes; say, the Democratic rarty was "gone up that i day," or words to that effect ; tbero were , about fifty white men in town ; they had I nothing to say to the negroes; they i avoided coming iu contact with the ne groes; the while men were quiet and 'orderly in their conduct and heating. . About haif-pat twelve the cYowd of ne ! groes had assembled at lite barbevue I grounds. The negro men numbered about 1000 or 1200; there were not exceeding ; forty or fifty white men on the grounds ; I am nrr at least ten of that number fere , not armed ; I cannot tell how many were armed ; fiom all I have heard, my opin ' ion is that there wen; about twenty w bite men on the grounds armed ; I went out to the grounds about half-past one; Judge Johnston, (Democrat), was speaking at : that time ; I heard nothing from Judge ! Johnston calculated in the. least to pro- j duce any disorder, or lead to a breach of. the jieace ; wUil Judge Johnston was speaking there was a good deal of laugh ing and talking among the negroes, ap parently intended to keep persons f rom bearing hi speech ; I heard one negro- say in the crowd, in a tone of voice "loud enough to be heard several yards, (but not to be lit aid as far as the sfc'Jid), " daoin it ' w hat do we want to htsir a Democratic speech for;" and another say in about the same tone of voice, th:t the speaker ought to be " put out." an.I not allowed to speak ; mauv of them -wen the ground, but stumbled and fell to the ground, and as I rose from the ground, I saw a negro get a pistol from it pair of saddle-bags on his horse and fire at m; I was shot at repeatedly as I left ihe place; I went to Clinton without being hurt. When the fight commenced, the white men were not massed in oue body, but were scattered about the grounds ; the three or four white men who were off' at the branch, made the largest group 1 saw. I do not know of my own knowl edge the cause of the difficulty, or who find the firt shot. My opinion is that lite white people did not desire any riot or trouble and did not anticipate it ; and I think this because of the small niiui Iter of whiles in Clinton and on the grounds; and because so few of those . , , ... i present were armed ; and oecjuse oi tne vast number of negroes that were pres ent. The manner and conduct of mauv of the negroes during the day was over Itearingand aggressive. I did not fire a shot during the difficulty. A great many negroes, perhaps all of Edward' and Bolton negr. es, after the firing, moved iff on the road leading to the West. I met a squad of negroes between the tan yaid and Clinton, and one , negro was urging them io go on and kill tdl the white men. I am Mayor of Clinton. When I reached Clinton it was reported to me that the negroes would mass them selves ami come into town to burn the town, and kill till the white people iu tne town. I immediately telegraphed to Vicksburg and Jackson for it-sistance ; for aid to protect the town. A body of citizens came from Vicksburg, about 12o, und about til) came from Jackson to pro tect the lives and property of the ci i.- ns of Clinton, fio.n tin; llireatened violence of the negro mob. No attack on the town however, was made during the night. Several colored men were killed in Clinton during the night. This was not authorized by me, or done by my ap proval or authority. This was done by unauthorized persons, who supposed that the negroes killed were engaged in the killing of white men on Saturday even ing. Seyeral other negroes exact num ber not known by me, were killed in the vicinity of Clinton early Sunday morn ing, by persons not acting under my or ders. Early Sunday morning the men from Jackson returned to their home, sis did the Vicksburg men, with the excep tion of about twenty whom 1 requested W. 11. Andrews of Vicksburg, to leave, lo re for the piotect'oii of the town ; not being fully satisfied that the negroes would not return. By Sunday evening everything wa-quiet and peaceable anil the excitement caused by the occurrences of Saturday had subsided. Sunday night a Deputy "jlieriii' from Jackson, with a large posse came to Clinton. The Dept. Sheriff, Col. W. II. Taylor, expressed himself as satisfied that quiet was re restored, and very soon returned to Jack son. Since that time there has not been the least disturbance or breach of t In laws in Clinton or its immediate vicinity. On Monday morning business was re sumed; and I st nt out messenger through out the ' ncighhoi hood to inform all the citizens in the vicinity of Clinton that quiet was fully restored, and that there was no cause for alarm. Everything to day is perfectly peaceable and quiet in Clinton and vicinity. And to-day. on learning that the Sheriff' of the county, and probably Gov. Ames were under the impression that some lawlessness pre vailed, I sent a dispatch to Jackson to Sheriff Harney, offering him 1IH men to net under his orders in the interest of peace ami order in the county. I do not think there is any disturbances in the county. But I was willing, with the hun dred men tendered, to do everything pos sible to restore a feeling ot confidence to the mind of every citizen iu the county. G. M. Lewis. Sworn to and subscribed before this 10th day of Sept., l7o. Silas .1. Cakey, .1.1 to ! :t , the Pram O W Iu 1 e tl.e gentlemen v u-, already me, and tin re wa a goo nier.t ; the r.egroe rusi.' thi? party at the brar.ch : p:toi shot n: the brtwich s 1 d :i l me LL-S.j A. Wells, fwhite. Statement of T I live in Clinton ; on Saturday, Sept. 4th, a Republican bailici ne was held at this place, i.l otit three-otiarter.s of a mile . . from ( iiniou ; t i i Republican agreed to I. ,1. !t judge juiiii.-ioii, a nt out to the grounds in Judge Johnston com g about 1 o'clock ; he ds speech calculated to 11. 1. I i.-her, a w hite divide llillt U Deuioc a I ; I w the lilol Iiing ; Ui.ijced speaki aid nothing in dis Ur'o tht; oeat e Reoubiiean, then and hud spoken about five minutes when the lighting commenced ; there were from OOO to 120O colored men on the ground, according to my best ju !g jiient; I noticed a great many pistol among the negroes, that dav; I taw an .r.i r.i.nw.,l LtiOdl inrr angry because he was allowed to speak ) unusual number of negroes with pistols, i i i i-i,i- i , (lamneci rascais kui niiu. x turned and faced him ; telling him to get away as I did not wish to kill him unless it was necessary. He stopped, aud one of the boys asked me to let him hhoot him ; I told him, "Xo, do not shoot unless it is necessary." We then moved on toward the prairie southeast of the stand I say, This at the meeting. There was no disturl)- auce, or fight until II. T. Fisher, Re publican speaker, bad spoken a little w hile, perhaps ten or fifteen minutes be tollinrr tho Kni-a in L-aar, flowed nn fight, and I think there were about sixty f d fal, Jn - on me 1 Ag Ve cot to the edge of the prairie, I saw Morris white men on the ground ; in conclu sion, I w ill state that just before the firing commenced I said to Charles Caldwell, Sr., who was not more than a few steps from the party f white men I have already described, that he must, for God's sake, stop this fuss ; I heard him say, "I j am trying to stop it ;" I am sure Cald- j well tried his best to stop the difficulty j and to keep the peace; I can safeiy say j Caldwell did not participate in the fight, j and I think I was in a position to have ; seen and known it if he had, tor 1 was standing near him ; I do not thiuk Cald well was armed ; I certainly saw no arms on him. I was bom in Ireland, came to America in 1849; lived in New York about seven years, in Illinois until 18GC, and came to" Mississippi in 1866. I saw no white men on the grounds with guns; none of the whites had guns ; and I saw none of the negroes with guns. M. Wakd. Sworn to and subscribed before me this September 10th, 1875. seal. Silas J. Carey, J. P. The sworn statement of B. S.White: I live four miles west of Raymond, in Hinds county, Miss. Having heard that there was to be a joint political discussion at Clinton, Miss., on Saturday, the 4th September,875, and, that the white people Ward, and called to him to fall in with us ; asking him could we not get ten men together ; as I had just seen some twenty five negroes, followed by about 2-30 with pistols, coming across to cut us off, and crying out, " There are the God damned Raymondites kill them." Some one then said that the whites hail exhausted their pistols. I told them to move to the right, aud try to cross the railroad ; that rny son and myself had reserved our fire, and would try to hold them in check until they could escape. The negroes seemed to be especially after Martin Sivley and myself crying, "Kill them." We turned and faced them, and told them to halt; that we were armed and would defend ourselves ; that we wanted no bloodshed ; they had begun the fuss themselves, but would not be murdered. They continued to pursue us, firing. When I told them they had begun the difficulty themselves, young Chas. Caldwell said, ' Yes, and (xod damn you, we will end it." We fell back about 100 yards, trying to reach the railroad crossing. When we got near the dirt road, I accidentally stepped into a hole and fell. Immediately I was covered bv about six negroes, who disarm ed me. I rose with them and tore loose from them. Just at that time Martin Sivley jumped the fence, about six or about one hundred and fifty yards east of the spot where the firing began, and one hundred and fifty or two hundred yards from the speaker's stand ; ten or fifteen minutes before the firing, a negro approached us, and asked in u peremp tory way, "w ho is speaking ?" 1 replied, Judge Johnston ; the negro said, "hell, I thought this was a Republican meeting and not a damn Democrat's meeting." A few moments before the firing began, a negro woman came near me, saving in a fight. man was Mr. JohnNe.il. Some j fore the fighting commenced. At the time negro replied to this remark of Xeal's iu I the firing commenced, I, (with Mr. J. a quarrelsome tone, and some white man j II. Dupree), was lying under a tree came up to Mr. Neal and started on, with Mr. Neal, and the negro man, who was quarrelling at Mr. Neal followed them; I started after them and they went down in the direction of where the fight occurred; as I followed on, I met Martin Sivley and j-oung W addell, and the latter said to me, Hubbard, you are not after a fuss with us ; and Mr. Martin S. an swered and said "no, Hubbard is with us, aud wants to keep at peace like me." This negro man commenced hollowing in the rear of us, "reinforce, police, reinforce;" I was calling out for peace, and so was Martin Sivley ; I turned to him and asked him " what io the devil are you holleriug reinforce police, for; if they commence a fight, you will be the first to run," and he turned back and went off laughing. I continued to follow Mr. Sivley, and this sameVnegro commenced again to hollow "reinforce, police," and then I heard the drum commence to beat rapidly, and the confusion increased, and the crowd gathered densely, moving in the direction Mr. Neal had gone, and the way Mr. Sivley was going. I followed on, trying to get to Martin Sivley and others to try to take care of them, and being on he rise of the hill I could see over the Crowd somewhat, and I saw Mr. Frank Thompsou. Mr. Jno. Neal, Mar tin Sivley, Jesse Wharton, and others of the white men together in a crowd, and densely surrounded by a large crowd of negroes, io great confusion ; at this time I sa Mr. Frank Thompson draw hi pistol and cock it, and holding it with the muzzle towards the ground it went i loud tone, "a tight. men commenced m the bffiiich, where (three or four), were congregated, one hundred or one hundred and twit five yards from the speaker's r tan d ; sev eral of the negroes said;, "go for them, boys ;" and I heard this expression used by a negro : " this is the thiDg ue have wanted, boys, kill all the white men" and one negro told another negro to go to wards the stand and have the drums leat en, aud for them to rally at the drums ; the drums weie beaten. All this occurred before a shot was fired. As the crowd of negroes rallied by the drums, they com menced moving or surging towards the place where the excitement commenced, (that is the point about the branch where the few white men had gathered), a pis tol shot was fired ; this was followed in quick succession by two or three other shots, and then a general; firing com menced ; I walked down toward. this point; going around the crowd ot negroes, and had just started to walk in that direc tion when the firing commenced ; where I .in1 r ivr.nl.l in.l.ra tli-it sevf-rd hundred of them were armed ; I think there were alvtut fifty white men on the grounds ; I ant personally acquainted with pretty neaj all of the white men who were present on the grounds that Jay ; fiom my olwervatioii, I should say that about 2-" white men wtre armed with pistols; not a white man n the ground had a gun, so far as I laiow, or have been in formed ; I will st ite a follows in regard to the cominentiement of the fight : About the time Fisher co?T"aei,ced speaking, and thi., ia fifteen or twenty minutes itofbre the fight, three or four white gentlemen left the stain I where the speaking way go'Dg on, and walked off about one iiunore-l ya-is away from the entire crowd", to their wagon which The negro was by a little branch, or rivulet in a J.,w, I ad- -ving rapidly towards j flat place, near a group of w illow tree a few white men, ! think that Va.-.-er Shearer, Vink W: about j del, Mr. I rank Thompson, aud perhaps icnty- j young Mr. Wharton were in t::is parly- none of them were drunk ; thev w t i e be having in a quiet, orderly and' peaceable manuer, and had been so conducting themselves all day; I pj6ed by this party live or ten minute before the fi dit ing commenced ; these gentlemen had a bottle of h.iuor out; I did not see them take a drink, but euppose their object in going off the grounds was to take a social drink; I then walked up to the stand aud stood near the stand; everything wa then quiet; presently I saw many negroes, quite a crowd, moviug rapidly toward the small party of gentlemen al ready spoken of, who were at the branch; not a shot had then been fired ; I nexi heard a negro say "there is a fight Mr. John Neal, a white man standing near me, said , to tha crowd of negroes who were still moving toward the branch, "il is not a fight, it is only a man taking a drink;" tne negroes paused a moment; i h I V ef-le 'I'"' ' 111 ! W i 1 i ! e 1 t! . i.p.1 instantly became general ; nti rlt, commenced, many f the i. , -p from the ground, and other ran t the place w here the lighting wa- on ; l lett the grounds very qu terthe tiring commenced, and I wn over : 1 had no pi-t"! or w any kind, and did not puiieipue tiiiht; I then came toward Chut.' Mopped tit a tan-yar.l. mar t ! . leading lioiil Clinton to tie- pl.u e the fighting took place, and a " ;it three hundred cards iioi.i the ( saw a squad of negroot, three ,, armed with gun. moving t r t 1 1 ( towards the tiring (hat is. the where the lightine was ; o'n on ; i. i . i . ii- l Mood Hi the tan-yard, 1 saw .Mr. Wells, a white man, coming up t! towards Clinton, in a biigi:v ; 1 s;w or fifteen negroes siamling iu the ii i' Iween the tan yard and the toa.i. an I Well p-lssed, they lired ten ol I I shots at him, saying at the time, "il goes a while man, short him !" I i! Well bad lo.-t control of I,h li..r-e at time he was pa-.-iug, ami I ll.u k hoie wa running awa ; 1 liai -been ttdd, and I think ihe n,; correct, that WelU had pn s U I. shot ill the hand, that l- i . I. o b to ( I i 11 il:' squad of negroes fired at him , did not take effect, for Weil p hi ouggy tot i i ii 1 1 n ; II over ; I tin n came u; railro id depot. Thus. Srvri: or M i --i --1 r i i . 11 INK- CtU N I V Personally appeal ed be I Weils, w ho beih;: lil-l dlllv that the foiegoing statement correct, according to the know leiliie and belief. This Sept. !Mh, K'i. Si i s ,1 . l ' t:i t .j (istiee of Peace in and for , W i e l i I. 1 1 1 1 , W ol 1 1 - till r. , j. p.. lie!- ( Sworn statement ( col. l I am a eiti.eii f Henry .la i if I he ticiclihoi ot v union; aiiout r. ' year old; tired ; do not, claim to belong political party, but am a son ot Jackson, former Preddert of tic Republican club of 'liutoti ; on of September, Hist., on I went to the barbei-ti" "round al 10 o'clock ; I wa. up near the oid bin! ing on the ground, about I'l l ii from the speaker's ,-taml, a: Mi am i to ; Sin at nr. 1 aldwt 11 ue en am 2 o'clock I'. M . , a- m ar a -the t i me, and I le nt 'I - mi is a fll.-S Oil til'1 gl '"lll'l - tow aids w here I Im I "V. d ing, and 1 saw a co.oied m man b y I lie t h i oat ; a I gut hen d ai c ai i id tlii- white than fifty colored men ; ing on the bill, distinctly I w bite man ami the ii. gi -I ale i . I '., g ' i 1 1 1 ' s a ; I I la ei mc i y I II ii.. '. e a H el . IlllHl. le eolil. I - ic crow i man. 1 largrove. who had (hi- white man I. the throat : I he.inl th" white, tell l...u, two or three ti in.".- to tutu him 1 , an he held on 'till I heard a shot mi l a Louis Hargrove fall; I do not I. mm w I. tired the shot ; cannot say that the wi n man who w us being choked Ii i . . I ; the win: man asked Louis in a kind tone o( v. i. i tutu him loose in he did not want I pa the fine of $")' for did ni bing tln-p" ' I saw some white man tiring, but .! u know who he was ; the lird -hoi 1 .. ai was when I saw Louis Ilargtove tali ; thought it was time for me to be tin itw'HV, and I started as ta-t n I e . 1 1 ! 1 t heme ; I saw .Mr. Wad.lv Rice alt. i I wa shot through the hand; then- o a great many colored people ami i few white on the ground that d.i . I I I S KV ' I. .1 A ' I. . i s . Sworn to and subscribed to l i .ie (, this l'Mh day of September, 17.. I Sl.AL. 1 Sll. - .1. "A lit , .1. I '. I). 'I II. 'II - -Il .1 T I em I .III. .1 1. 1 I i. no .1 .! I: Statement umi. r oat Ii of I i . II lJupree 1 wa- on tin- h n bv invitation to a i int ii issues of I be day ; I lit aid .lie stoli's speech till 'I -It and that FishT Up Io the In il.ui'".' tlil'buiice ; th.-r wa - mu. li t the crowd around the -l m l. Other defiant idii II k- I le - u .1 n. one of a negro w ic sa id 1 chat hell is the tl-e of'o'li' i-leti!: g t i.I havn't the while lk- been p-iiie ever since the sui render and ih tiiiue to do so," and Ip m tin word and actions 1 became that they, the negroe, v.en- .-. pretext for a difficulty ; I'idi. r I speaking ten or fitter u minute heard some one, about a humlie off', hallow very loudly, which I -was some one drunk, but imm bilge CIOW.l of negroes pi-hed in reel ion er ing out lor the pone, arn st thein, etc., but quickly tni turned into "kill them," "j;i:l the crowd continued to "alia r the -cene and the further and i" of "kill the damm d son- ot bitch many of the negroe- bad tie it in their hands and other drawing t pistols; I could not tell what white i they were after, at that lime ; I kept stand and saw the den-': t lowal -till g cr'iu ; their demoniac ci it - begg din. de.-cripUo,'!, for blood and slaughter creasing until presently theliiingi nieiioed, when lie; crowd sv:aing h - ffeVeuled to 1U the fact that (fUriOUmllllg it sin. id -; -' vk t, i te men i ' oil uh nllel;, liiit I ! ft' tie ai ml. r I' m ' it ii w. had be. eight or ten. d h. firing commeiitn 'uiiin niri. uiy; aill'ilr',. thus surrounded I saw Opt' tm.'Sio-V' 1)r- Lracev, f rank R.,h and dlie ;,,, coming out; th. v their pistol, iu hand, but 1 think' tie v were all empty; I .-larted tor ( lini- .,' some half mill; distant, and (!! in v. aU Major Harper and his son, and a- w. moved on I heard a cry behind u- d "shoot them, kill them", thev are tj.. damn son of bitches who killed our men;" I recognized the same white men named above, being hotly pursued by a large crowd of negroes ; among the crowd of white men I recognized Henry Pjge, a negro and a Republican, living ,, protect our white men ; these white men were now protesting for peace ; 1 imme diately turned ami exhorted the negroe to be peaceable, that the law should be resorted to ; that they knew the men and they could Ik; bad whenever called for by the law, I would go their security that they should bo forthcomin ' ; the n,' groes answered, "there is no law now, kili them, God damn them, kill them;" the ne gro who made this reply most loudly, wa a yellow negro, whom I have him i- b, cu SOSCICPKD o.v iast i-agi: