Atlanta, the capital of Georgia, has been during the past
week the scene of a shocking outbreak of race animosity. As the result of a systematic newspaper campaign advocating lynch- ing, and even, it is alleged, offering rewards for killing negroes accused of assaults on white women—nine of which are alleged to have occurred in the last two months—the negroes were attacked at sight in the streets last Saturday evening. By midnight sixteen negroes, none of whom had anything to do with the assaults on white women, had been shot or stabbed to death, the hospitals were full of wounded, and at 2 a.m. the Governor had called out all the available troops—infantry and artillery—to restore order. The rioting, however, appears to have continued throughout Sunday, when a negro was lynched in the afternoon ; and it was not until Monday that the centre of Atlanta was quiet, thanks to the exertions of seventeen companies of infantry, one battery of light artillery, and one squadron of cavalry.