The Tioga County agitator. (Wellsboro, Tioga County, Pa.) 1865-1871, August 22, 1866, Image 1

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If Pablisbod every' Wbiloe'spia ' y -Moiratag; $11,04 a
Say. iu~ - xrtably in advance, by
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....... 3,75 8,00 — 12.00 15,00 1.8,00
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1, column 12.00 20,00 30,00 38,00 45,00
i i , ,,,i ut oc •• ' , Ma 35 , 0 0 45,00 G 5,00 80,00
1 Equ,,,re 1 im3er'n $l,OO-50 eta.eaehlyackthereafter.
o, i ,cif trators and Executors Notices $2,00 each.
Bo wep oard. Of Ore lines $5,00 per pap,. , .
ifIIOLESALE DRUGGISTS, and dealers in
Tell Paper, Kerosene Lamps, Window Glass,
Perfamery, Paints and Oils, 41, - e., Jce.
Cueing, N. Y., Jan. 1,
Nrcrioza & MITCHELL,
Office formerly occupied by James Lowrey, EN..
Wellsboro, Jan. 1, 18811-I.y. . • .
Inearance, Bounty and Peasiott Agency; Main
inlet Weliaboro, Pa, Jan. 1, 1866.
6. I. Wri.solt.
First door from Bigoney's, on the Avenne)—
Iflll attend to busitiess entrusted to their care
le the counties of Tioga end Potter.
li Ilthoro, Jan. 1, 1866.
, F. W. CLARK,
AMWSET Loy—Mansfield, 'Plop no., Pa
lay 9, ISBII-1y •
;AILOR. Shop first door north of L. A. Seare'e
Shoe Shop. 74,`Cutting,Fitting, and Repair
ing done promptly and well.
WelLsboro, Pa., Jan. 1, 1866.-Iy. "
DRAPED. AND TAItOR. Shop over Bowen's
Store, second nom.. Afrutting, Fitting, and
Repairing done promptly and ie best style.
iVeilsboro, Pa.. Jan. 1888—ly
TOEiN 1. rartartELL.
GENT for the collection of bounty, back pay
11 and pensions dOe soldiers from the Govern,
teat. Office with Nichols and Mitchell, Wells.
• m3U, '66
Gaines, Tioga County, Pa.
H C. VERMILYRA, Paosatnron- This is a
~eat hotel located within easy Access of the
Den fithing And hunting grounds in .North
era Pennsylvaniti i , No pains will - be !pared
icr the accommodation of pleasure cents and
the traveling . [Jan. 1,1 66.]
Pennsylvania Howe., •
rfu"popular hotel has been lately renovated and re
tarnished. and no pains will be spired to render its
p tulHied acceptable to patrons.
Wellsboro, May 9, I,Siti.
No. 11 Law Building,—St. Paul St , saltimore.
REFEIIENCES.—Levin Gale, Aoroey at Law,
E.lwura ferael, Au) , at Law, Rev. J. McK.
Rile;, D. D., Rev. Decry Slicer, D. D., Con.
field, Bro. Co., F. Grove ACo , Ludwig tE
geSherry, John F. MeTtiton, Esq.. Robert Law.
, on. Esq ,S. Sutherland, Esq. [Mr..Ewniu it
authorized to transact any business appertain.
lug to this paper in Baltimore.)
Jan. 1, 1888-Iy.
DBACON, 31.. D.. late of the 2d Pa Cavalry; after
nearly four years of army service, with a large
In geld and hoepztal practice. bait/paned a(,
for the practme of medicine and burgers - , In ail
iti branches. Persona from a distance can find good
warding at the Penneylvanta Hotel when desired.—
Wni lea any part of the State in consultation, br to
,oircLutl operations. So 4, Union` Mock, up
Wellsboro, Pa., May 2. 1566 —ly.
L the pleasure tooinform the citizens of Togs
cztty that they have the beet opportunity over
.:trod them, to procure Ambrotypes, Ferrorypes,
Cartes de Vieite, Vignettes, and all kinde
fancy and pnprtiarmtrd, and colored piotures,
at his Gallery on'Elmira Street.
llantfirild, Nor. '6s—tf. F. M. SPENCER.
Would inform the citizens of WeHaber° and vi
taaty, that he his fitted up a desirable
_suite of
%OM" over John It. Bowen 's stere, No:7,
,n Block, where be Is prepared toe.N4ente all
in his profession. with a promptne.ia 'and
tyle that will enable him to offer superior induce
ranti t., those requiring dental operations. All
. w,rE warranted, and at reasonable rates. Plettie
,all and examine specimens.
Well:born. March 21, 18136;--if
'Q. C. N. p . Alt T,
WOULD say to the public that he is perma
nently located in Wellsburg, (Office et his
%Mence, near the ;Land Office and Episcopal
:arch} where he will continue to do alt kinds of
"..k confided to his care, guaranteeing complete
tetxtaction where the eicitt of the Dentist can
, Tail in the management of cases peculiar to the
ttllng. Re will furnish - -
set on any material desired.
ku:natii to on .Fb o l ltcst notice, and done in the
teit and est approved style.
Lv the the use of Amesthetics which are per
fteny harmless, end will be administered in prery
taie when dtaired.
ice/, Jan. 1, 1666-Iy.
V. B. SMITIL Knoxville, Tioga County,
, IC. S. licensed Agent, and Attorney
. 9, ltherg and their friends throngbeut all the
'"•i li States,) will prosecute and oollect with an
ailed lucceEe,
all. kinde. Alto, any other , kind of claim
t , giact.t the Government before any of the De
lutalents or in Congtate. Terme moderate,- All
' r afuunimtioos gent Wks above address will TO
ceire prompt attention.' Jan. 17, 18611.
Main Street, Welleboro, Pa.
iluyieg leased this popular' hotel property,
i;teh occupied by Mr. Nelson Austin) I shall
trctietwo r to make it traly the traveler's home.—
Personal attention will be given to the table,
and thv manful of guests will bee prime object.
Ibe a whlee will be under the cure of an expert
tlxed hostler.
Wellsboro, Jan.•1,1880-ly.:
Net ° Shaving.and r-Drosaing Saloon.
THE subscribers take pleasure in announcing hi the
of Weil4horo and vicinity that e .Im7
mo Mr. S. F. late barber th and y
law e.
dt,iv e oro. an d hare fitted up a neat and
I,,,,sAnt room eve.* C. L. 'Willcox's store, where they
elaars he on hand to wait on their customers;
as they Will spare no pains to piease, they hope to
4, `-'tit the patronage of the community.
(cater attentionaid to Wiles' hatmnttlog, sham
d3 Ong, Le. L adies' braids, puffs. striches, coils
nris kept on hand, or matkt to order,
11. W Dotecr. J.Joassos.
April 25,1888.-1 y
E. C. 4AY Ql.urat
C. F. .SWAN,
AGENT for the Lyooming County Inettranoe
Company, at Tioga, Pa.
June 5, 18615.-3m*
GoOd stabling, attaohoti, and an attentive, bos=
tier always in attendance.
F-ARR, . Proprietor, '
(Corner Maio Street ante - tile Avimite.)
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B. B, HOLIDAY, Proprietor. -• "
HIS is one of the most popular Houses in
the county. This Hotel is the principal
Stags.-bchise in Vre)liaboro. Stages leaTe daily
as follows c
For Tioga, at 9 a. m. ; FOr Troy, at' S a: 'in.;
For Jersey Shore every Tueidtv,y. and "Frtaity` at
2 p. in.; For Coudersport, every Monday' and
Thursday at 2 p. m.
STAGES ARRIVE—From Tioga, at 121-2 o'clock
p. m.: From Troy, at 6 o'clock p. From Jer
sey Shore, Tuesday and Friday 11 a. in, (From,
Coudersport, lliond.s4 and Thursday 11 a. M.
• N. B.—Jimmy Cowden, the well-knoWe host-`
ler, will he &tied on- hand,,
, Jan. 1, 1866-Iy.
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J. B. isiutt
NEW FIRM ?zlk/Wirawp.s4y,noGA
Would respectfuiiy•announoe to•".a11 who= it
may•eoncern," that they keep constantly on band
a large and Welt selected seeertelent el •
Tea, Coffee, Spice,,Pepper, Gin ,
I ter,Saleratits, Starch,
and an'endlesiJ variety of 4 7'
Tioga, Pa, Oct. 4, 1.865-Irs
Elastic and Lock-Stitch Sewing Ma
GENERAL AG ENCY,'2B Lake street, Elmira.
Local agents supplied at factory prices, and
nen agents wanted for unoccupied distticts.
Also, a large stock of machine findings. For
circular. address TUGS. JOHNSON,
General Agent of G. A B. Sewing Machines,
.inne ti, 18fs6—tf 25 Lake st.,Elmira,l3
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RUSSE.S.—" Seeley's .11ailI ithbler "'Truss'
cores rupture, frees the cord fypm . all press
ure: will never rust, break, limber, chafe, or be
come filthy, (the fine stebr spriing being coated
with hard rubber); spring made any power re
quired; used. in bathing, fitted lo.foriu; requires
no strapping; 'cleanest, easieet, and beat
Truss known. Send for pamphlet.
I. B. SEELEY; Sole Proprietor,
ti' Chesnut st.,Phila'W, Pa.
gal 138
and well selected, stock of goods, which
we are selling very
Good yard wide sheeting for
Heavy yard wide sheeting for
DeAai nes,
Standard prints from
We also keep constantly on band a choice
stook of
At very low figures.
ALL persons hating knowledge of facts Concerning !
killed and wounded soldiers from Tioga count*,)
are respectfully requested to furnish Col. M. L. Clark,
of ManAsl3, with*the following statistics : '
Names of soldiers. place of residence, date of enlist- j
ant and muster into the United States serrice,l letter
In company, number of tegtment, when wounded, and
what engagement, date and place of death, and cad
et same. M. L. CLARKt`. . ' ' •
August I, 1866
. Fruit Jars.
Corning, May 30, '6B-3m
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May SO, 1866,,_
. L. V. SEELY, •
Committee au Stallatlcs. •
On and after Monday, July , 19,1866, trains will leads
Corning at the following hones:
WESTWABD /30111. r.
7:05 aln Night kxpress,i Blondaya excepted, for Rod,
eater,,Butialo, Salamanca, and 'Dunkirk, making di
rect connection with trains of the Atlantic & Great
Weittera,•Lake Shore, and Grand 'Trunk Rallwaysifor
all points West. .1
2:28 a.. m.,Lightning Express, Daily, for Rochester But-
Ealamanca„Dnukirlt and the West.
10:23 a. m., - Mail Train, Sundays excepted, for Buffaloand Miltia.
0:05 p. m., Emigrant tratoMally, for the West.
6:46 p. m.. Day Express,.Snndays excepted, for Roches.
ter, Buffalo, Salamanca and the West,„conneetips at
Salamanca with the Atlantic & G, W. Railway, and
at Buffalo with the lake' Ehcre and Grand' Trunk
; RiGlisaye for Poirits Wiser Und'sotith: " -
12:23 a. am., Express Mail:Sunday eakcepted ; for Buffs:-
10, Beilatuanca, and Dunkirk, comiertipg.with. trains
for the Wcst.
4, , V.AB4VAII.DII2IIIVD-' -7 ;
2:44 m., Cincinnati Express. Mondays exceptedomn
, fleeting at Elmira fur Harrisburg, Philadelphia ,and
South; at Owego-tof Ithaca; at Ringtamteat for.Sy-;
raertse; at Great Bend for Scranton and Philadelphia:
at Lackawaxen for Hawley, and at Graiconrt for
Newt:Yuri Mad Witrnhck. . 1 :
10:84 a. In, Day Express, Sundays excepted, connecting
at Great 'Hod for Scratiton,'Philadelphia, and ffoiath.
att.,i Now Ybrk:andlialtimore.Mail, Sundays a
oepted, connecting at Elmira for Harristrargh, Phila
.. delphia, and South. ' •- ' . •
7:10p. ns„EightninglExproas,linndays elgoopted.
12:12 a m., Night Express, Daily, connecting at that
cottirt Ifor. Warwick. - •
12:25 p. in, way Freight, Sundays excexded.
-- 13en°1 Pass: Agent.' - • ; ::Den'l Supt,
131osOurg ,& porning,A vbfot R. R.
.4 Lowe:Corning., , „
Mall, „ 8 00 8. nil 5 15 p n.
acc4nimodstion; ' 86 - iiinfAcn6mdiddhitidn,lo-1&a
- • , r'r .L 1 H. SHATIVCIC,Stip4.
Philadelphia , 41 Erie R. R
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Trains will arr. and depart at Williamsport Wil ' follows
.- . . ,
' 'Eitstiraid — ' - ' ' Vestivard
.4 Erie Iliad - in..- - . in 155 p ErielMail Tra14...f., 20 , a la
E. Express rain. 20 a m Edo. Eleaa Traia..9 00 pn/
Elnitra Mall rain 845 a m EMiirallatPtiain 850 pm
A. L. TTLSJI,GeD3 Supt.,
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Trains will Aprltailind, Depart frpui,Troy as folipws
MorinoSPUth.Sing North: • '
•Espeoss, PBantam, .. P
. . .. ..... 3[ l .lfail o'3o P
ay p,els ' hi; 838A'n Way Freight, 4: P
Coal Train, %Dia% Coil Train P
Troy, Star 18, 1885. • D.S. STOVEIt, Sup't.
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rBUOS' AN,D 516,1 C i§U,' PAINTS
Sold /4 Wholesale Prices.. Buyers are requested
to gall and get •.quotations,.before .going further
Obnaing, N. Y.,•Jatt.l,,ABB-Iy.
Nast &. Auerbach's
wbent . you.c4n always find the best, assorted;
stock. of ; , u
Manufetciunilutuler. their ownAupervjation
Aiso G.arefuraiahing 900Cif, &C., &c.
In thatr inarulaant falloriyig eatabnat they, defy
competition; haiing the teat tailors I{l York city.
and an experleriCed Cdtjer,Mr. ILI'. tieb2leely I
"2,i 9,
14 to 20 "
Great Induceinente to the .Public !
OT having a big stook of , OLD GOODS to j
N shove off at auction, I am enabled to takci
advantage o! thdpresinft 11 , 14
. prides, and ammo
dy to supply the public with a splendid stock of
Styles, purchased to accommodate this ma) -
kat, • ,
Particular attention IS directed to my de
sirable stook . Of Ladies' DRESS gOORS,
Alpaccas, Poplins, Prints, Detainee, &e., &c.
Added to which I am offering a large
add' splendid stock of
and PAPS. &o.; &e.,.&c., &c., &e.,
at prices to suit the 1,000,000, at P.sgood's
old stand, Wellsboro, Pa.
April 4,1866
ICE ,CREAM! ICE CREAM ! !—Every eve
ning, (Stindays excepted), at S. S. Epencer's,
nrst docr,below Roy's block, Wellsboro. Pa. Par
ties wham , ice cream, can be accommodated at
a ny time of day or evening., Price, 76 cents per
quart. Table prices : Ice cream, 15 cents; with
oaks and lemonade, 26oants. July 18, 1888.
WELLSB 0 (), AEGUST 22, 1866.
E/2111 - ItAlLWirt. '
Original Vtattg.
Pei' the Agitater.]
An Eagle on a lofty pine,
fru whom the glorious sun did shine,
Was seso dir off, from a slimy bog,
a limy, dirty, filthy frog.
This frog, forlorn,land helpless, too,
Visaed the brace eagle us he Hew -
And it tilled his heart with ire,
TO'sce that cagle thus aspire. - • • • i
lie croaked, and cranked, With 'Mitt
And wished the egg% pall been
The eagl.•-he nth.sisals the froy,„,„,
Squat on his throne. a Allay bog. , . ,
and croaked a week or inore:,'
And croaked until his throat was sure ; •
And sung through, mud, " ko,chSg,
Until, at last, ho croaked out—tiregg.
Than squinting upward,froni.bis bog,,
Viol soliloquized the frog:
"Yon soaring eagle loth aspire'
To high. r tile, and yid to higher.
Why should ho such pretensions make .
liecau% he's louglit the rattlesnake?"
Or what all people equal dread—
The.crowling,'poireitons' OOpperhead
Then furnikg with a hateful leer.
Unseen, ex l eept hydhove quite near,
He sung voce more, " kn-eheg, k..-cheg ;"
And once again he croaked uut—tiregg.
This frog will float in mod and mire,
Or:test, the eagle, takes him higher •
A heliile,s thing. a slimy frog,
Lute , yell just from a I,ollllifog !
'Speneerville, August, locti.
[C. rresp.,n.leueo of the New York Tintesl
1. OrtLEA:s-s, La. hily 31, Ifian.
With the origin of the tint yesterday
'the ,-;iders of the Times are well aware.
The tippearanee of the colored process
ion on Canal street, composed of about
boo freedmen, was the signal for its com
mencement. Some whitc bystanders at
tempted to take away the national flag
they were earryinti, and a shiit,
was fired. The blacks, ,cluing that the
whites fired it. The whites tell a con
tradictory story. I have seen responsi
ble men who were present, but they fail
to give an authoritative statement about
this first shot. Imtnediately after it
was fired, however, a bright yellow boy
commenced haranguing his comrades
• in the procession, advising them f,c) clear
:the streets of the "
was arrested by an aid of the Chief of
Rdice. This was the first arrest made.,
The procession then moved on, and
turned into Dryades street, halting in
front of the I:Mechanics' Institute, noiv
..used as the State Capitol, where the
Convention was in session. They were
met with vociferous cheers front-friends
of both colors. ' They-gave their version
of the disturbance above 111 cation ed ,
and were greeted with remarks of ap
proval when they claimed to have re
pulsed their assailant;:. They were en
couraged to take a firm stand for their
" rights," and told to arm themselves
and be readY for any emergency. These
things I heard myself, and for the first
time I felt serious apprehensions of a
riot. The merchants commenced clos
ing their stores, and I started from the
building to the telegraph office. A squad '
of policemen were gathered on Baron ne
street, in the rear of the Institute, and
soon marched toward it.
- The procession disturbance had been
reported to police headquarters, where,
anticipating, trouble, a large reserve
force - was stationed. Orders were imme
diately issued to arrest the negroes en
raged in it. Sheriff (ex-rebel General)
Hayes, accompanied the force to the
scene of action, 'and found Dryade st.,
in front Of the Institute, thronged with
freedmen and their white friends. It
was useless to try to get into the build
ing while such a. crowd remained in
front of it.
In the mean time an immense Con='(
course of people had congregated at' the:
junction of Dryades and Canal,. and
more looking toward the Capitol, some
of them shouting and blaspheming ter- !
ribly. The whole city was in a trem
ble. Such excitement as the t!irizen:, , .
exhibited I never witnessed before.—
The crowd just mentioned comprised
men of every grade in, society, includ
-ing many young in Years, wiid were
brandishing revolvers in the atr, and`i
were seemingly- auXions to be led •on
-the- destruction of•the Cidiventioners
and all of the.freedmen near and in the
building,A similar crowd had also as
sembled in CoMnion street, atthe other
end of the block in which the Institute'
is located. Many members of the, -po
t lice force , were mingled with these
crowds. They soon commenced firing
at the j:rcednien in front of the building
and drove' theta into it. '
When'the freednien, members of the.
I Convention, spectators and 'others had
been. driven into the building, _the po
lice advanced to the entrance and forced
their way up stairs to the door of the
Hall of the House of Representatives,
where the Convention had been assem,
bled, and into which they and the.freed
men had retreated. Several different I
tales are told as to what followed. Cer . - I
taus it is that one perfcentlin was nior-i
tally wounded in -tile hall; while, as tie
claims, he was attempting to arrest a
member. It is claimed by a member.
who was wounded by this
his pistol
that he tried to shoot, but piatol he-1
ing knocked up, the ball sped harmless
ly into the air, whereupon he seized the
weapon by the barrel and struck the
member on the temple with the butt ,
end. It is said that all hands in the
hall fell on their faces, and after the po
lice had expended their shots, got upd
and drove them out of the room with
chairs, &c. After this, R. King Cut
ler is said to have demaded that every
armed man leave the room. Captain
Burke, formerlytTnion Chief of Police,
did so, and received a slight flesh wound
in the side while -passing out. Another.
version of this assault is, that the po
licemeh, without demanding the stir
render of any one, poked their pistols'
through the half open door and tired
promiscuously at the crowd inside; this, ,
while a white flag was being displayed
from a cane stuck hp on the speaker's
It is certain that so much confusion
prevailed inside that each of the stories
may have some foundation ; for with
the hubbub occasioned by the firing
and the shouting of the 100 or more men
in the ball, no one could see or hear ev
erything or he able to tell.ex'actly what
The mob and the pollee filled theside
i walk and the stairway of the building.
I Shots were tired through the windows
from both in and outside, and bricks,
paving stones, clubs, and other missiles
were thrown from both Jiirections. A
gentleman named Fox came down stairs
and was arrested ; but on stating that he
was merely a spectator he was released
and he walked across the street, -where
he shielded himself on a doorstep.—
From this position he Could see inside
the building which he had just left, and
he states that only one person -after him
came out without being killed or badly
wounded as they :
_came clgum,stairs by
the police and the mob of voters accom
- .... . _
panying them.
Gov. Hahn; who is lame and walks
with a crutch, was-met on the stairs
its he „came dawn s and escorted out to
the,curbstonc by two policemen. On
.reaching the Sidewalk he Was surround=
ed by abent twenty persons who beat
hiti±roti the 4*tek 'Of the headwith club%
and..he received .a. severe stab in the
back, also j apistol shot froth behind. It
is probable that - this Slibrwai fired by a
policeman. On reaching' 'Canal street
he was plated hi a earriage,' and under
the charge of the Chief of Police was
taken safely to the lock-up. ~ He awes
• hiS life to the Chief and ins squad; as
they preventedhlin from being lynched:
Fisk, Henderson, Shaw' and other mem
bers wctvtreated likewise. On reach
ing the foet of the stairs they were beat
en by the ,police and the mob, and after
being, rendered insensible were, dragged -
Oil t()" . jail.
Ail attempt tolynch Tisk was made
on Canal street; bat-the-police in charge
of him prevented it„-althongli they
.nearly killed llini lawn/selves by, beat
ing, lihn with the:billia of their pistols.
But few freednien - weri arrested coming
out of the building, as they. were nearly
all shot dead at eight.
The Itev..Mr. Horton, a clergyman
from New Hampshire, now' in charge
of a ebtirch in this city, officiated as
chaplain of the - Convention. I heard
his prayer at the Opening,. in , which he
asked fervently that the lives of the
members might be spared,and thanked
God that peace had been declared in
Europe, praying for the same blessing
in this country. In a habit peculiarly
mini terial, one which distinctly mark
ed hi as - a clergyman, he came down
stair. with a white handkerchief, oh his
cane, intending to surrender himself
peaceably. He was met, knocked down,
trampled upon, kicked,. and beaten
nearly to death, ,while begging,for mer
cy. the police and their rioting friends
were his assailants.
Dr. Dostie, intending to surrender.
himself, also came doWn. He was shot,
stabbed, and treated in the sate man
ner as Horton, although he implored the
ruffians to take him prisoner and spare
his life, It is probable that both Hor
ton and Dostie will die. 'These details
suffice to show how the arrests were
made. 11 King Cutler and Judge E.
K. Howell escaped without much inju
ry, and, chancing to fall into the hands
of humane policemen, were conveyed
to prison almost uninjured.
On Common, Baroune, Dryades, tit.
Charles, Ramptut and Carondolet
freedmen were murdered, by the police
and the mob in cold blood. standing
in the door of the telegraph office on
Carondolet street, I saw about 200 men
chasing one uegro along the sidewalk.
Six policemen were nearest to him, and
in advance of his pur , .ners. They emp
tied their revolvers into his back, and
finally another one, when he was near
enough to his victim to lay his hand on
his shoulder, shot the head, and
he fell dead in au alley. • Another freed
man trying to escape from the Institute
was climbing over a fence, when I saw
him fall - from a policeman's shot. As
he struck the ground at least a dozen
police and rioters surrounded him and
tired their,pistols,into his head and his
breast, at the same time pounding him
with clubs'and canes. The blood flowed
from wounds in his scalp, covering his
entire face; but they continued their
brutal assault until hebreathed his lust,
although he several times raised his fee
ble and wounded arms to gesticulate for
the mercy his tongue coda not' ask for.
I saw a white man draw a stiletto and
strike it hato.the , heart,of .a dying negro
on Common street, The blcod, spirted
oft. iu great red jets:, staining the nnir
,derer's elothinV," = face and - hands.' He'
got op and . displayed..the gory. marks,
as though they were proud emblema.of
a praiseworthy deett.,allheise and other
inc'ideuts avirreh : set Lv,. Witke. t 9 show
you how the freedmen were treated in
a majority, of ease.. It is due to justice,
however, to say . that comb of the police
men' treated' even the freedmen With
mod6ration, and - rescued them from
death at the hands of the mob,
Th.e police behaved, as a general rule,
with extraordinary bravery and extra
ordinary 'cruelty'. 'Probably 50 of them
,were wounded, several of them mortal
ly. - They were nearly all doubly armed,
and, used their arms with great. effect
and indiscriminate execution. As
have before remarked, some of theth did
their in protecting t heir prisoners,
,add all the prisoners who are now alive
owe their lives to this Act. ~'llhe mob
would have,lynetied every , white man
in the building, and brutally murdered
every black wan, had it mit 'Seep for 'a
few "gallant and chivalric policeinen,
From what I have already said, howev
er, you Must know that sortie l of
. the
lured were the worst rioters present, A
gentleman of my acquaintance spoke
to one of them in the act of killing a
freedman, asking him,'" Why don't
you arrest him? Don't kill him." The
reply was—" Shut your mouth; you nig
ger-laying —, or I'll kill you. ,
The force seems to be ti mixture of
cowardly brutes and respectable men.
The few officers that I have conversed
with since the riotdo not pretend to de
ny what .1 have here stated about them,
and lam willing to affirm that 1 have
told nothing but the truth.
I saw a colored corporal of an artillery
regiment, apparently, walking iu the
middle of Baronne street, while on his
right hand an infuriated crowd were
chasing a freedman down the sidewalk,
and on his. left hand another crowd
were chasing one up the sidewalk. Each
crowd were firing pistols, and throwing
stones and clubs at their victim. The
corporal walked in the middle of the
street, in full uniform,' with side arms
only, as steadily and soldierly as if on
drill. He had been sent on an errand
by one of his officers, and was return
ing. It was a scene that made my heart
thrill with admiration for a brave man,
although he was as black as ink.
I heard a Union man in the midst of
a crowd of rebel rioters, who were poun
ding a negro and shouting for Jeff. Da
vis, swear at them and call them trait
ors, and every epithet of i ,, nominy that
his tongue could'cOmmatick Strangeto
say, they allowed him to escape unhurt.
An old gray-headed Irishman, mem
ber of the Convention, named Haynes,
did the same thing while passing thro'
the crowd under guard, Although they
had ropes ready to hang 'din. He de
fied them to do their worst, and threat
ened them to haunt them " wid his
ghost," if they harmed is hair of his
head. -
When Fish, the first member that I
saw arrested, was passing down Canal
street, a ruffian mounted a piece of scaf
folding in front of a new building and
attempted to throw a rope over his head.
Another one hit him in the back with
a brickbat, whereupon he turned around
and defied them in language remarka
ble more for its 'abusiveness than polite
I saw negro draymen and other col
.oredrrien, pursuing their regular busi-,
ness avocations, pass through the - crowd
Of rioters Wit:tanned. One old cdlored'
man attracted nay' attention particular
ly. He walked through the mob on the
sidewalk with a bundle under his arm
an dap 4 irott liarjithitOiand., ..,,His „chin
was-Arm ty .'et itet cr big eyes Mit'Al 4 dag—
gers. No one dared tQrnelest him.
The Institute is now under guard of
company A, Ist -gaited states colored
troops, It, isa large turreted brick buil
ding, located, as I telegraphed you yes
terday, on Dryades street, between Ca
nal and Common. Since the destruc
tion of the capitol building at Baton
Rouge, it has been used by : the atticials
of the State Government for offices.—
The main hall, in whieh the Conven
tion wet, was ezipable of bolding about
Ith) persons, being in the second story
and embracing : the full extent of the
structure, except, a large - double stair
way in front. The hall was erected for
the use of public meetings, and there
fore is surrounded on all sides with low
windows, which reach up nearly to the
ceiling. At the rear end of the hall is
an elevated platform, on which the desk
of the speaker 14 located. ' The furni
ture in the-room consisted of cane-bot
tom arm chairs and a few desks for see
retaries. A railing, called the " bar of
the house,"- divides the room in half,
partitioning off the lobby from the
space in which the members had their
seats. The office of the Governor and
his retinue are in the first story.
Yesterday morning everything about
the building was scrupulously elean.—
At night - it Was blood-stained and be
smeared with clots of human - gore from
one end of it to the other. The stair
way, the lions, the offices, in fact every
apartment shows conclusive evidence
of the desperation of the mob and the
cruel violence of their slaughter. Tan
gled and bloody knots of hair and crisp
wool show bow whites and blacks died
together, struggling against infuriated
and implacable enemies. The sidewalk
in front of the Institute and on both
sides of the street along the whole of
the block, is also bespattered 'with blood
and brains, and the fences and even tire
sides of some of the dwelling houses
are in the saint' condition. A refresh
ing shower which fell this morning
washed away some of the marks; but
enough remain to shock even the casual
passer-by. The chairs and*urniture in
the Hall are broken in piecl ,
s, and the
window panes are shiveret land shat
tered from the perfect rain of bricks.—
The building stands now, smoking-un
der the rays of the hot sun which has
followed the rain, a monument of dis
grace to the city, the State and ,the
country in which such scenes can be
enacted. ! I
It is asked was.the riot preconcerted.?
1? plainl I/ was ! There was no regular
ly organized premeditated attack at any
one point or time, but there was a gen
eral understanding, among all of the
young , bloods aboht town that a riot
would occur, and they promised each
other to be present and do their "duty"
when the time came. ' , heard for days
before the occurrence just such talk in
the hotels and restaurants, and on the
streets. I did not think the speakers
were in earnest, nor do I now believe
that they were; but circumstances hap
pening just as they did, they started for
the Institute, revolver in hand, on the
impulse of the moment, and the whole
aftair seems now to have been regularly
JUst before one o'clock. when the fir
ing had progressed b t a%holt time, the
'fire bell rang. .A mai in tie street cried
at the top or his voie , " Now the devil
is to pay." Another said, '' Look out
for hot work." What authority those
men had for the ~t atements, I know init . ,
nor who tang the bell. The police were
partly taken off duty the night hefore,
and were . armed better than usual.—
When the fire bell rang the fourth dis,-.
triet 'fo-ree appeared, it;oving toward the
Institute, and in a short time every a
vailable policeman in. the city was ou
the ground. Young men deserted their
business everywhere, and hurried to the
scene of action. The signal intended
for 'the police was also adopted by the
The atlitir commenced at 1.2:474-, and,
lasting three bour,,, ended ,at :.::-1<7. - . It
did not end until every negro and white
man in the Institute' bad been tither
killiid"Or4wountled and captured, with
the exception of three or four whites.
As. there were about WO men of Kith
classes in the Institute, and aboutilly
i t
wounded outside, the total casualties
will amount to 125. [Since ascertained
to have been 100 killed and 300 wound
The military force was encamped at
Camp Jackson, five miles from the
scene of the riot, and in the morning
were told to be ready for any emergen
cy. They did not arrive until quiet had
been restored, and it was only restored
when there was nothing left to kill or
maim. It is certain thatsomebody was
very derelict in ordering the troops into
town. Gen, Sheridan was not in town,
and Gen. Baird commanded. I under
stand that one of his staff reported eve
rything quiet when, at the time of mak
ing his report, the massacre had begun
and progressed for a quarter of an hour.
His dereliction should be investigated.
The police impressed the baggage
wagons of an express firm-in this city
to carry off the dead ; one load, consist
ing of eight or ten bodies, had two tiv,-
ing men at the bottom. They were woun
ded, and perhaps would have died; but
they had life enough left in them to
struggle for air. An eye-witness; whose
name I can furnish, says that a police
man mounted the cart, and shoving his
revolver down between the bodies on
top, killed the poor fellows, with one
shot for each.
The fientlish thirst for blood which
seemed to possess some of the rioters,
was too brutal for even the imagination
of a savage. Their eyes gleamed with
it, and rolled in their sockets ; their
tongues protruded from their mouths,
parched and shriveled almost, and their
voices grew husky from dewon hie yells
I have no doubt but that some of the
policemen' and rioting wilitea were
The Proprietors have stocked the establishment with
a large assortment of modern styles
and are prepared to execute neatly, and promptly
Deeds, Mortgagee, Leases, and a full assortment of
Constables' and Justices' Blanks. constantly on hark,.
People living at a distance can depend on having their
work done promptly. and sent back in return men.
Orms—Roy's block, Second Fldor.
NO. 34.
wounded by members of their own par
ty, as some of them seemed possessed
with a desire to shoot at human beings
regardless of caste, color, or set. - No
females were hurt, that I know of.—
Houses were pillaged, but the outrages
were mostly confined to the immediate
vicinage of the Institute. One man in
a livery stable deliberately took up a ri
fle and killed a negro who ran through
the dtlbr looking for a place of refuge.
It is impossible to give you any more
details than I have without going be
yond the limits of nay desire to furnish
only authoritative statements. I saw
with my own eyes almost everything
that I have described, and have respon
sible witnesses for all the rest. I have
not accepted any rumors ; but as I was
fortunately on the spot,, I am able to
give you the facts. E. P. B.
During the short interval that elapsed
between the declaration of the peace of
America and the resumption of hostili
ties, an officer of the French army found
it necessary to visit England and ar
range some family platters. Thinking
he might turn his visit to some account,
he concluded to smuggle a quantity of
French gloves into England. Then, as
now, these articles commanded a high
price, and were much sought after on
the English side of the channel. Filled
with this idea, he expended twelve thou
sand francs, almost his entire means, in
the purchase of gloves, packed themup,
and went on his way.
Arriving at Dover, the custom house
officers inquired if he had anything lia
ble to duty. He admitted that he had a
quantity of gloves, and offered to pay
the tariff. As was customary, they in
quired the value of his goods, and wish
ing to get off as cheaply as possible, he
declared them to be worth six thousand
francs, and signed the proper declara
tion tq that effect.
, The baggage was examined, and as
the officials readily perceived that there
was at least twice the quantity of gloves
that the declared value called for, they
confiscated the entire lot, paying him
the value that he had placed upon them
—six thousand francs. The poor soldier
was nearly overwhelmed with despair;
but after the first paroxysm of mortifi
cation had passed away, he commenced
an examination of the English revenue
law, and speedily became convinced
that he had found a means, not only to
avenge himself on the customhouse of
ticials, but also to retrieve the loss he
had suffered.
Leaving his family matters to another
tine, he recrossed the channel to Calais.
Without losing any time he wrote to a
friend at Grenoble, with whom he had
01 Liu acquaintance, and Who, it happen
ed, was employed in a glove manufac
tory. He wrote fully, giving all the
particulars of his adventure, and asking
tor assistance in the project he had form
ed. The other saw te feasibility of the
plan, and quickly ag ed to do his share
in it. He picked up large quantity of
gloves, worth about fifty thousand
francs, and speedily joined his Mend,
the officer, at Calais.
Our officer had learned and acquaint
ed him companion with the fact that all
goods confiscated by the English cus
tom house authorities throughout the
country were sold periodically, and that
these sales took place the same day and
hour throughout the kingdm.
The friends divided the gloves be
tween them, and each took passage tor
England, one going to Brighton and the
other to Dover. There, as before, they
were questioned as to whether they had
anything dutiable, when they answered
that they had gloves of the value of ten
Thousand francs.
The packages were exatnined, and it
being plainly manifest that the value
was understated, the gloves were confis
cated as the others had been, and each
traveler was paid the sum which had
been declared by them as the value of
the articles.
The day of sale came, and the two
friends, one at Dover and the other at
Brighton,. intent on carrying out their
plans, lost no time in attending. They
walked along, inspected the various ar
ticiet, offered for sale, glancedAat the
gloves, when something pecullarattrac
ted thcir attention, and each made a
strange' discovery. The one. at Brigh
ton found that all the gloves which he
had Inst were left-handed, while the
other at Dover found that all his were
The officials were thunderstruck ; but
sn those days they had no telegraphs or
--teamships, and the sale could not be
I elayed. The gloves were sold for
were trifle, and amid theheartfelt anath
enuts of the- officials, who e - speeted_te
make a handsome profit out of the sale: -
The next day the friends rejoined each
of her, assorted their gloves in pairs, and
shortly after disposed of their property
at aheavy profit. Thus they not only
outwitted the oftleitihi and made a profit
,theou sale of their gloves, but secured
handsome little sum at, the expense of
the English Government:
M. Cheyruel, the Government Super
intendent of the dyeing department of
the great Parisian manufactories of the
celebrated (lobelin tr.pestry, has recent
ly delivered a series of lectures'at Paris
on complexions and colors, full valu
able hints to our ladies. We quote:
"The pink of the complexion is bro't
out by a green setting in dress or bon
net; and any lady who has a fair com
plexion that admits of having its rose
tints a little heightened, may make ef
fective use of the green color, but it
should be of delicate green, since it is of
importance to preserve harmony of tone.
When there is in the face a tint of or
ange mixed with brown, a brick red
hue will result from the use of green;
if any green at all he used in such a
case, it should he (lark. But for the or
ange complexion of a brunette, there is
no color superior to yellow. This im
parts violets to a fair skin, and injures
its eireet. A skin more yellow than or
ange, has its yellow neutralized by the
suggestion of the complement, and a
dull, white ettect imparted. The or
ange skin. however, has its yellow neu
tralized, and the red left; so that the
freshness of complexion is increased in
the dark haired beauties. Blue imparts
orange, which enriches white complex
ions and light flesh tints; it also, of
course, improves the yellow hair of the
blonds. Blue, theretore, is the stand
ard 'iThlor for a brunette. But the bru
nette who has already too much orange
in her nice must avoid setting in blue.
Orange suite noValy. It whitensabru
nCtte, which is scarcely a desirable ef
fect, and it is decidedly ugly.
Right and Left-Band Gloves.
Choice of Color in Dress.