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THE HAYTIAN REVOLUTION.

A despatch, datei 30th Dccorahor, published m an American paper, sajs with regTd to tho revolution m Hayti : - '• The reports of defeats and doa rtions havo r tisod to a high pitch of excitement the inhabitants of Port-au-Prince, and 1 hence Legitime is imprisoning all tbe possible ringleaders m the revolt against him, He ia Bhowin^ great act'vity ir. securing • volunteers,' through press gango who soizo laborers m the fields and brinj; •hew to the barrack?, f requeatly m chains, to prevent th^ir escaping. Without law, life and property are unsafe ia t iis section j Excess of every kind is tho rule. Tbe horrid ca'nnibalistio rites of voudooism are -evived, and reports re<ch the oity of ths meeting of sev-'ral th us .nd en Christmas Night near Jaconel, and tbe sacr fice of a young girl and a greedy scramble for orae portion of her half-cooked fl.'sh Tho devastation of tho central part of the is'aad his been the cause of the robbery of reoomly buried bodies, and tbedevouring of the same. These are well authent : cated facts. It ia claimed that legitime has appropriated to his own privy purse all the remainder of the cash m tbe Treasury, and will fly m his fastest gunboat as soon as his fall is an assured faot."

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THE HAYTIAN REVOLUTION., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2064, 15 February 1889

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THE HAYTIAN REVOLUTION. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2064, 15 February 1889

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