South Carolina.—How Property-Holders Felt.—Characteristic
Letter.—Where did the Blame Lie?—Admission of the Writer of
the Letter.—Land Commission.—Rail Road Bonds.—Private
The Camp-Meeting Ground.—General Appearance of the
Place.—Jones Pleased.—Religious Tendencies of the Colored Race.
Are they Peculiarities of the Colored Race, or are they Begotten
of their Weak and Oppressed Condition ?—The Writer's Views on
this Subject.—-Reminiscences of a Cainp-Meeting.—Sudden Pros¬
tration and Narrow Escape.—The Philadelphia "Mourner."—
Quotations from a Sermon.—First Lines of some of the Hymns.—
A Woman on Fire.—Disadvantage of Wearing a Hoop Skirt.—
The Ku-Klux-Klan.—Its Origin.—Its Name.—Objects and
Deeds of Violence.—Recollections of its Early Days.—Proofs of its
Existence.—What Hon. Reverdy Johnson thought of its Members.
—The Origin of the Exodus, and Probable Result.
The Poor Whites of the South.—Contributing Causes of their
Present Condition.—Their Social Status; Habits of Life; Means
of Support.—Dislike of them by the Colored People of the South.
—Struggles on the Part of Some of Them to Better their Condi¬
tion.—Remarkable Instances of Success.—Their Future in This
Products of the Carolinas.—Cotton.—Turpentine.—Peanuts.—
Sweet Potatoes, etc.—Forest Fruits.—" Chincapins."—Hickory-
nuts.—Persimmons.—Grape Culture.—Fishes, Oysters, etc.
The Colored People of the South.—Different Classes.—The
Plantation Hands.—Their Habits and Modes of Life.—Corn-