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subscriber for the years 1S0S
stnd 1800 by note and account are requested
to come forward and settle I
immediately, as he is in urgent need
oi' the money.
August 1, 1870,15, tf
J. R. R SLOAN. J AS. M. SKlOMolS.
SLOAN & SEIGN10U8,
Ai General Coimssion lerttals,
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<.' 11A It I .F.STON', s. c;.,
4 V ILL i?l vniii'o ?>n <>f C?'tton.
* * ni <1 ('"Hon in S iiiv, iiihI jjive Mton
ti. n to tlio ti'li.'H of ordvis f.r ilcicliumlitti.'
*n<l Planters' K(i|>|ili<-4.
August 20, ls>7t?, Is, It* ?
100 Bushels Prince William
Island Black Oats,
for Palo nt
TROWBRIDGE & CO.
FFUKSK Onls col,! In f'i.liiml.i.. 1-isf !
fl_ Fall at, *3.00 |u.'r bushel. lii
bushels were so we J in November, and
liui-vested by the 15lh of May, and
realized 25U bushels. They are a
very fine Oats, and can be had at
Trowbridgo & (Jo , at 81.50 per busbel
E. F. PAEKER.
August 19, 1770, 17?4t <
JOHN GKAY, (
Formerly of tlio firm ol Gray <fc Robertson,
DESIRES to inform his friends,
that he is now located with li. C.
SITIVKlf nnlimiliiii ? r. !'
1 - " "! ? ~ )
tor of one of the largest and first-class
UETA1L DliY GOODS HOUSES in "
the South, who intends making extraordinary
preparations for the Fall
trade. In connection with the regular
lino of 1>JIY GOODS will he ad
*ded a first class Upholstery Establish- j '
incut, in all of its branches. Mr. j1
Shiver will add to his Establishment j *
(something new in the South?a fine
Art Gallery whero his patrons will i 1
always find something attractive, lie !'
has also in contemplation to make
the Department of
Mourning Goods a Snecialtv.
? A /
Hie friends and patrons ma}' be assured
that in tho prices and qualities
.of bis goods, he cannot be surpassed,
tfsamples of all goods will slac furnished
through the mail upon application
t>eing made by letter, directed to Mr.
iK. C. SHIVER, and addrasaisd to vay
15, 1870, 12?3m
Lands for Sale.
PFRSONS wishing to buy a valuable
Cotton and Grain Plantation
within two miles of Abbevillo C. H.,
would do well to call on the subscriber
orlllon. A. Burt, Abbeville, C. II.
The place contains 365 acres, a good
proportion of original forests, the
cleared laud is in a high stato of cultivation.
Tliero is a good u ell in the
yard and a numoer of good springs
on the place. Healthy and convenient
to good schools. The Augusta j
.road runs through the place.
.August 12, 1870, 15?5t
Reduction. in Clothing ! 1
FOR THE CASH. > }
At ftaaries, Perrin&Co.
August 12,'1870, 16%,' ^' ?" ;
I | -r.' I1 r.rf >>' . I'
Mikffiu Froit Jars, ; j
White and' Colored Paint,
in oil and dry.
at PABKEB & LEE'S.
June 17,1870; 8-If
The Waving Banner of Health.
A GREAT ANn nnnn MP.nTnrMTs
Heinitsh's Queen's Deliglit.
. Tii9 New Theory of Health.
The life of nil Flesh ib Blood?The
Health of all Lifo is Purity of
Flc>-b?Without purity of
13lood no Fk-sh can bo
free fioin Disease.
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An antidote of Disease.
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whieh maj be traeed to a vitiated
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The theory is that Blood is the Life ol
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Disease. Lift* and Health is only to he
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Sucli as Scrofula, llbcumnlism. Hepatic
Disorders, Inflamalions, Fevers, Livei
Complaint, Consumption, King's Evil,
Carbuncle*, Boils, Itching lluinor of the
Skin, Erysipelas, Skin Diseases, Tetter,
li-juglir.eds of the Skins, Pimples, Blotches,
Pain in the Hones, old Uleers, Syphilis aud
Syphilitic Sores, liidigesii.m, Inflammation
of tho Bladder and Kdneys, Fains in
the Back, General Debility, and for all
complaint* arising from ueGcicncy and
poverty of blood.
Kienitsh's Queen's Delight
Is the Wonder of Modern Scicnce.
No medicine has attained such a worldwide
reputation as this justly celebrated
lis exlraordidary healing powers are attested
to by thousands, and every mail is
reii?lited with letters hearing testimony to
is excellent character and worth as a mad
cine Ord-ri are coming in from all quartets,
and all he:ir unmistakable evidence ol
its great popularity, l&e sure and ask for
' 11 ei sits it's Qi:ekn's Dkliout." And
>ee that his name is on it.
Look out and avoid base imitations.
F1SIJK11 & IIKINITSn,
Columbia, Si C.
F->r sale by all Druggists.
October 20, i860, 27?ly.
CITIZENS' SAYINGS BANK
r AfTrrTi r i r\T mr
Office Bank Building, Abbeville C. II.
Current Deposits of $1.00 and
upwards Received. Gold
Deposits payable in
gold, received by
with the Assistant Cashier.
Interest allowed at the rate of Six
Per Cent, per annum, compounded
cam Sir, Monti is.
PRINCIPAL and Interest, ornn}' pnrL
thereof, may be withdrawn at any
irne?the Bank reserving ibe right (though
t will be rarely exercieed) lo demand four.ern
days' notice if the amount ia under
51.000 ; twenty days if over $1,000 and
>nder 83,000, or thirty days if over
WADK HAMPTON, President.
JOHN li. PALMER, Vice-President.
THOMAS E. GREGG, Caelum.
D. Ij. WAliDLAW, Atsi6tant Caibier
WADE HAMPTON, Columbia.
* WILLIAM MA I.TIN, Columbia.
F. W. McM ASTER, Columbia.
A. C, HASKELL, Columbia.
J. P. THOMAS, Columbia.
E. 11. HEINITSU. Columbia.
JOHN B. PALMER, Columbia.
THOMAS E. GREGG, Columbia.
J. ELI GREGG, Marion.
G. T. SCOTT. Newberry.
W. G. MAYj^S, Nawberry.
15. H. RUTLEDGE, Charleston.
DANIEL RAVENEL, JR., Charleston
Mechanic*, Laborers, Clerks, Widows,
Orphans and others may here deposit tlieii
: A i - if* i . - - i? -
savings auu ur?w u nuerai rate oj *T.ereel
thereon. Planters, Professional Men an<]
Trustees wishing to draw interest on iheii
funds until they require them for Lupines'
or other purpose*. Parents desiring t<
pet apartFtnall sums for iheir children, anc
Married Women and Minors (whose deposits
enn only be withdrawn by them
Reives, or, in case of death, by their lega
representatives,) wishing to lay aside fundi
for future use, are here afforded an oppor
tunity of depositing their means wl.en
they will rapidly accumulate, and at th<
santQ time, be subject to withdrawal whet
Sept. 10, 18C9, 20? ly
Greenville and Columbia Rail
General Superintendent's Office,
Columuia. 8. C., July 26, 1?70.
ON and nfio* MONDAY, August lat
the following Schedule will bo ran daily, Sui
day excepted, connecting with Night Trains oi
South Carolina Road, uj> and down, and will
Night Train on Charlotte, Columbia and Au
gi^La Road going Soutli:
Leave Columbia, 8.16 a m
L - - " Alston 1J.3P a m _
" Auderann, 4 80 p m
" Greenville, 6.00 p m,
k Leave Greenville, 700 a m
ttnaerspn, * 7 30 a m
" Abbeville, 9.W) a in
'' Newbory, 12.47 a m
* ' 2 80am
Arrive Columbia, * 8.46 a m
, JOHN H. MORE,
CON GAR EE
Coliimlaia, J3. O.
SUGAR CANE MILLS,
LIST OF PRICES,
3 Rollers 14 inches diameter ?S5,00
3 " 12 44 $75,00
3 " 10 14 *G5,00
I 2 ? 14 " ?05,00
2 ? 12 44 ?30,00
2 41 10 " ?10,00
Ahovc prices complete with fnimo.
Without 1'rumc ?10,00 loss on each
SEVENTY GALLON BOILER
Delivered at tlio Railroad Depot in
Steam Engines, Boilers, Cotton Presses,
Grist and Saw Mill Gearing of all kinds
to order. Iron and _lira?s Castings, on
short notice and most reasonable terms. !
Gin Gearing constantly on hand of tho
0 feet wheel and pinion, ?30.00 I
10 u " " " "32.30 i
11 ? M ? " ? :?S.OO !
12 " u M M "45.00 i
14 " " ? " "50.00 i
Willi BoltB $G.50. Kxtra for each set.
Antifriction plates ami Halls fur Col- .
n I're.-fc $ 10.00 and ? 12.00, per 6et. I
N. 1J. Terms Cash on delivery, at R. I
JOHN ENRIGHT, Ag't, <
Abbeville C. H. i
May 24, 1870, 4?if.
ROBERT WOOD & CO.,
ORNAMENTAL IRON WORKS. >
GARDEX nn?l Cmii'ltry adornment?, Cast, I
Wrought Iron nud AViro llnili-ip.s, FountaiiiP,
Vu??<r?, VerauJan, Settees, Aiboj!?, Chuirs,
Summer lloutea, ]
Spiral ami ?truif!lit, in every variety of patIcrns.
New and improved styles of Ilnyjltiicks
Mancers. Klablo Fixture-it Klull lliviswma I
PATENT WIRE AVOliK.
Railings, Flore. Fronts, Door and Window
(Juardu, Farm Fencing, ite.
Having fitted up our Foundry with special
reference to above class of wotk, we are now
prepared to fill with promptness all orders for
Bionze Castings of Stutuury, colossal, heroic,
and life size.
ORNAMEXTAL IRON GOODS.
The largest assortment to b? found in the
United States, nil of which are cx-.-cnted with
the express view of pleuring the taste, while
tlicy combine all the requisites of beauty and
I substantial construction.
Purchasers may rely on hnving all artifil
H C-nrpfllll V lmvwl HIl/1 aliii.ru>.! !>-? "I-"
r .j II"? * "? !""?
- Designs wili be eent to those who wish to
I make n selection.
r Muy 2'\ 1870. -1?fmi.
! At the Furniture Store,
1 Large German Plate Looking Glasses,
. A lot lof German Glass Plates
' to Fill Old Frames.
^ March 25, 1870, 48-tf
i J. C. NOLAND, AGT,
SADDLER AND HARNESS MAKER,
j Harness anft Trunks Repaired.
1]VUIVNITUJIE repaired and re*
covered. Cane Seats nut in Chairs
1 All work done neatly, and on rcason['
able terms, for CASH.
,! Nov. 6, 1860, 28?12ra.
ta Hoilaii Asthma Core
Ia the boat remedy ,ibr Asthma ?vor
discovered. I havo a supply now, and
if. you are a sufferer from tliis distressing
disease, call and get a box
and be relieved.
For sale by
W. T. PENNEY.
Price $8.00 a box. j
April 1, 1870, 49?tf
IMPROVEMENT IN FENCING.
Saves its Cost in Land
saved, and Facility
GKEAT saving of timber can be made
of anythingthat will not break of
ts own weight. A rat may g?t through
it and a pquirrcl may climb over but all
olher animals may stay out. The wind
can not blow it down, needs very little
repair, and llic timber will last longer than
in any other known fenco. The subscriber
is agent for Abbeville County and will sell
rights for plantations and for towiibhips.
Come up on S;ileDaj' and for fu:t!:or parieulars
in regard to 1*. Davis' Imptovcd
I'ateiit Wire and Picket Fence, apply to
J. W. THOMAS,
Agent Abbeville, S. (J.
Family Knitting Machine.
Will be exhibited at Mr. Iirazealc's. This
machine speak? for itself, and is destined
to revolutionize household industry. Wo
do not wish to abuse tbo lime honored
needles, but innst say that even fur ordinary
use their day is at an end. This
great and cheap invention knits every
thing. Specimens of manufactured articles
exhibited. Call and see for yourselves.
J. W. THOMAS, Agent.
Abbeville, S. C.
April 15, 1870, 51?if
Formerly the "Donald Mill."
THE MILL, long nnd favorably known
as tho "DONALD MILL," 1ms been
purchased by u?. and we have repaired it
thoroughly?pulling in a lie v and splendid
SMUTTKlt (the finest that is in use) ?
n NEW UOLT1NG CLOTII, together
with NEW MACHINERY, from the
Water wheel to the garret.
This work has been done in ft Rubslan
lial nnd workmanlike manner by the most
cxpencncet! nnd skilllul Millwrights in tlie
country, and we believe tho Mill now to be
in a better condition than it ever was in
its palmiest days.
The old Friends nnd Customers of tlie
Mill are respertfully invited to return to
the Mill that in day3 "lang syne" served
Lhern so wnll nnd faithfully.
Mil. IIUTCII1SON, who lias bad
much experience na Miller, will bave
ilmrge of the Mill, and will give his undivided
attention to tbe wants of their customers.
J AS. EVANS,
Julv 20. 1870. 13. 4in
DRY GOODS AND CLOTHING DIVISION
Abbeville, S. C? July 29,1870.
General Orders Ifos. 1 and 2.
6e to L. arr's Store
FOR GREAT BARGAINS.
I MUST SELL OHAAP.
ri^HE entire Stock of Goods, confuting <?l
JL READY-MADE CLOTHING of all
description*. HATS, SHOES, liOOTS. DRY
GOODS, SHIRTS, DRAWKllS. HANDKERCHIEFS,
GUNS, PISTOLS, WATCHES and
JEWELRY, TRUNKS, VALISES, und a
large variety of Goods too numerous to mention
: AT NETT COST.
Tl:e Enemy. Dull Times, is upon up, and
must be met and overcome. 1 havo had many
engagement* with the same foe, and whipped
him, and will do bo now. Let the lesult be as
it may, 1 intend to fight it out on this line, if
it takes all Summer. This is no idle jeat but
a stern reality.
As I mean business and intend the public to
derive this unprecedented advantage for a
short time. The Stouk is varied and well
How to Mako Dull Times
'Tis well worth knowing, we commence,
to-day, givingl gratuities to our customers.
All wishing this knowledge can be accommodated
by culling at these headquarters.
By order of
G. Bargains, A. A. G.
All Goods at Sett Cost. No Mistake.
July 29,1870, 14, tf
FOR SALE. v
Ten Tiioi'.ornitiuiKD mepj
NO BUCKS. Price l'rom 15 to
R. A. GRIFFIN,
Ninety Six, S. C.
Angu9t 12 1870,15?4t
OUR MILES* SHOES.
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1 . 4 ? ?
Ladies' Laced Gaiters,
Come and Supply Yourselves 1
Quarles, Perrin & Co.
Angust 12, 1870, 15? tf
[Special to the New York Tribune.]
Battle of GravololtoAt
midnight or a little after, on tho
17lh and 18th, all tho trumpets, for
miles around, begand to sound. This
was tho first time wo hud l?r?or? start
leu by such music. Trumpet answered
to trumpet through ull the bivouacs
around the little c ty. For several
days previously there had been troops
almost perpetually inarching through
every street and by-way, making, between
midnight and dawn, a perpetual
Hastily dressing, I went out into the
darkness and managed to get a seat on
a wagon that was going in the direction
of the front, which was now understood
to be a mile or two Jbeyond
the village of CJoryo, some twelve
miles from Po:it-a-Mousson. On our
way we met a considerable batch of
French prisoners, who ^were looked
upon with considerable curiosity by
the continuous line of German soldiers
with whom we advanced. But one or
two offensive cries toward tho prisoners
The way was so blocked with wagons
that I finally concluded I could
do the six or seven miles remaining
on foot better, so I got out Of my carriage
and began to walk and run
swiftlv At Mnnln.mt /-.r. <' ?
? ^ ...? ??. v AI1.VI1 ? *-/!! tnu
Moselle, about half way to Moist, I
found vast bodies of cavalry, Uhlans
and Hussars crossing tho river by a
pontoon bridge imd hurrying at the
top of their speed toward (Jorge.
Hurrying my own steps, I soon
heard the Jirsl thunder of the cannonade,
seemingly coming from thclicart
of a range of hills on the right. Passing
through the village and ascending
the high plain bc3*ond, I found myself
suddenly in a baltle field, strewn, liteva!
ly, as far as my eyes could reach,
with dead bodies. In one or two
parts of the field companies were still
burying the dead, chiefly Prussians.
The French, being necessarily buried
last, were still lying in vast numbers
on the ground.
A few of those I saw were not dead.
Ah I followed a splendid regiment of
cavalry came on behind, and when
they reached the brow of the hill they
all broke out with a wild hurrah imri
dashed forward. A few more steps
and I gained tho summit, and saw the
scene which had evoked llieii cry and
seemed to thrill even their horses. It
would be difficult to imagine a grander
TIIE SCENE OF HATTLE.
From the hill to which I had been
directed by good authority to come,
the entire sweep of tho Prussian and
French centres could be seen, and a
considerable part of their wings. Th
spot where I stood was fearful; it wan
amid ghastly corpses and burdened
with a stench of dead horses, of which
there were great numbors.
I was standing on the battle field of
the lGth instant, and on the Prussian
wide thereof. On the left stretched,
like a silver thread, the road to Verdun,
and to Paris also, for the possescinn
r\f 4l%I? "n L - 1 * 1 ? ' 1
v? < uivii hii.-> nuuuaui UULIIUH UUCl
begun. It ran between a line of poplars
which stood against the horizon
on my left, and on as f??r as tho eye
could reach towards Metz.
With military regularity, strung 011
this road, lileo bead#, were the pretty
villages, each with its church tower,
whfch although they havo separate
names, arc only a few hundred yards
On mjr right wero the thickly wooded
hills, behind which lies the most
important village of the neighborhood,
the one I had just loft, Gorgo. Ho environed
was tho foreground of the
uaiuc oi uraveiotte, i'or it was mainly
over and beyond that devoted town
that it ragcu.
The area I havo indicated is, perhaps,
four miles square. Owing to
having come on foot rather than along
the blocked road, I arrived just as the
battle waxed warm, that is, about
noon of the JSth. At that time the
headquarters of the King of Prussia
were at the spot I have described.
WATCHING THE BATTLE.
The great representative men and
soldiers of Prussia were standing on
tho ground, watching the conflict just
begun. Among them, I recognized
tho King, Count Bismarck, General
von Moltke, Princo Frederick Charles,
Prince Carl, Prince Adelbcrt and Adjutant
Kronski. Lieutenant General
Sheridan, of tho United States army,
was also present. At this moment,
tho French were making a most desperate
effort to hold on to tho last bit
of tho Verdun road?that between
Jlozonvillo and Gravel otto or that
part of Gravelottc which in sonio maps
is callod St. JJarial?
FIGHTING TWO TO ONE,
Desporato but unavailing, for every
one man in tho French ranks had two
to copo with, and their lino was already
beginning to waver. Soon it
was plain that this wing of tho French
right was withdrawing to a new position.
This was swiftly taken up,
undercover of a continous fire of their
artillery from the heights beyond the
MM.^ i 1 - * - - '
iHw iiiuvuiiioiiu was liiuue in goon
order and the position reached at 1:30.
I beliove nine military men out often
would have pronounced it impregnable.
When once this movement had
been effected, the French retreated
from the pressure of the Prussian
artillory fire and tho Prussians as rap
THE SCENE SHITTING.
The battle field was no longor abonl
Hezonvllte, but had been transferred
and pushed forward to Grayelotte, the
. junction of the two branching roads tc
Vordun. Tho fields in front of thai
villagj wero completely covered with
Prussian reserves, and over it intemi
nable lines of soldiers were perpetual
ly marching Into the. village ahc
emerging on the other side of it wit I
I a flaming vollyThis
second battle field was less ox
tensivo than the first, and brought the
opposing forees into fearfully clos<
quarters. Tho peculiarity of it is that
itconsists of two heights intcracctcd by
a (loop ravino. This woody ravine is
over 100 loot deop and is at tlio top
some 300 yards wide. The side of the
ravine next to Gravclolte, whero the
Prussians stood, is much lower than
tho other side, which gradually ascended
to a great height.
From their commanding eminence,
tbo French held their armies beneath
them and poured upon them a ccarcbing
(ire. The French guns were in
position far up tho Metz road, hidden
and covered among the trees. There
was not an instant's cessation of tbo
roar. Family distinguishable among
all was tho curious gruntm*; roll ol"!
the mitral lours.' *
The Prussian artillery was posted i
to the north and south of the village,
the guns on the latter side being necessarily
raised for an awkward vertical
firo, The French stood their ground
and died by hundreds?1 had almost
said by thousands; this for an hour or
two that seemed ages so constant was
the slaughter. The hill where I stood
commanded chielly the conflict behind
thevillago and to the south of it.
PRUSSIANS I'OUUIKU IN.
Tho Prussian rein fore omen ts coming
up on their right filed out of the
IJols des Ognous, and it was at that
point, as they marched on to the field,
that one could, perhaps, get the best
idea of the magnitude of" this invading
army now in the heart of France.
| There was no break whatever for four
linilfiJ in t lir? "I"""-'' '
... uiuivu Ui IIIVJU Ulll/ U1 LIJi\L I
It seemed almost as if all the killed
and wounded revived, came buck and
marched forth again. Hirnamwood.
advancing to Duhsinane Hill, was not
a more ominous sight to Macbeth than
these men of General Goeberg's army,
shielded as they were by the woods
until they were fairly within range
and reach of their enemies.
So the French must have felt, for
between 1 and 5 o'clock they concentrated
upon that spot their heaviest
lire, mussing all available guns and
shelling the woods which covered the !
Prussians unremittingly. Their shot |
reached the bavarian lines and tore
through them, and though they were
steady, it was a test to which no general
cared long to subject his troops.
They presently swerved a ltttlc from
their lino of advance, and there was no
longer a continuous column of infanty
pouring out of the woods.
INTO THE JAWS OF DEATH.
The attack of tho Prussians in the
centre was clearly checked about 5
o'clock. However, nnothor brigade ofl
fresh infantry was again formed in the |
woods and emerged from its cover.
Once out from under the trees, they
advanced at double-quick. I watched
their movement, for tho French guns
had not lost the range of the wood
nor of tlie ground iu front. Seen at a
distance through a powerful glass, the
brigade was a hugo serpent bending
with tho undulations of tho fields, but
it left a dark track behind it, and the
glass rosolvcd tho dark track into
falling and dying and dead men. As
tho horrid significance of that path,
so traced, came upon mo, I gazed more
intently. Many of those who had fallen
leaped up and ran forward a little
nuj , ointiii^ iv.lll IU gU Willi lllCirl
comrades. Of these who went backward
instead of forward, there were a j
few, though many fell as thej"pai?;iully
endeavored to follow the advance. I
do not know whether, after the vain
ofTort of that brigade, another movement
From within tlio road, but half an
hour afterwards, greater numbers of
troops began to march over the hill
where I was standing, and moved forward
toward the field, whero bo hard
a struggle had bocn so long protracted.
j 11 csc aiso were a portion ot General
(Jobcin's troops, who hail been directed
upon a loss dangerous route. The
conflict from this point, on tho Prusrian
left, become so ficrcc that it was
soon lost to us, or almost lost, by reason
of tho smoke.
Now and then tho thick cloud would
opon a little and drift away on tho
wind, and then wo could boo the
Frcncli. I tried to got a better view
of this part of the field. I went forward
about half a mile from my new
stand-point and found myself not far
from Malmaison. Tlio French line on
the hills was still unbroken'and to all
appearances they wero having the
best of the battle.
But this appoaranco was duo, perhaps,
to the fact that the French were
more clearly visiblo in their broad
height and lighting with such singular
obstiuacy. They plainly silenced a
Prussian battery now and then; but
the Prussiau liuo was also strcngthed
by degrees on this northern point.
The infantry and artillery wore
brought up, and from far in tho rear,
seemingly in the direction of Vionvillc,
shot and shell began reaching tho
STEINMETZ IN TIIE FIELD.
TheBO were the men and these were
tho guns of General Steinmetz, who
there and then effected his junction
with the army of Prince Frederick
Charles, and compelled the investment
of Metz to the northwest. "With
reinforcements thus continually arriving
on Ilflt.il t.lm Kottln ??">
?r> ? ?"" VMV M4'ut,v B'uiui u
and more obstinate. There could be
eodoubt tho Ercncli understood the
meaning of tho new movements of the
Prussians and of the gradual development
of their line to tbo north.
Steinmetz was able to extend his
; line gradually, furthor and further,
I until the French were outflanked and
> began to bo threatened, as it appoar>
ed, with an attack on tho rear of their
i> right wing. So long as tho smoko of
i tho Prussian guns hovered only ovo*
their front, the Fronoh olung to their
positions. The distanco from head-,
I quarter? to where tho Prussian flank
l attack .stretched forward was great,
and, toaddjto the cliifftoulty pf clearly
- seeing the progress of the battlej 'darki
ness was comingon.
> I knpw not how long tlio French
t light out. nor at wbatprecjso moment
tho Prussian onset bccamo irresistible.
What L naw was this: Tlio puffs of
oitioke from Llio French guns mingled
with tho Hashes, brightening as the
darkness increased and receded gradually.
The'vory serious pillars of cloud and
flames from tho went asgrudually and
(steadily approached, and with that
advance the French Ifrc bceamcevery
moment more slack. It was not far
from 9 o'clock when this ground was
yielded finally on the north, and the
last shots fired on that terrible evening
were heard in thut direction.
EFFECT L'l'ON KINO WILLIAM.
The King's fiiee, as he stood gazing
upon the battle, field, had something
almost plaintive in it. He hardly said
;i word, but i observed that his atlention
was divided between tlie cxciting
secncs in the distance and the dismal
scene nearer his feet, when they were
just beginning what must yet bo a
long taslc?to bury the French who I
fell on the Tuesday before. On them
ho gazed silently and I thought sadly.
Count Iiismack couhl not conceal
his excitement and anxiety. Jf it had
not been for the King the Count would
clearly have gone forward where the
fighting was. His towering form was
always a little in advance of the rest.
AVhen the French completely gave
up their hold upon the road to Gravclootte,
the horses of the headquarters
were hastil}' calicd and mounted.
They all, with the King at their head,
dashed down to a point noi very far
Iroio Lite village. Then shouts and
cheers arose and followed them whenever
TI1K PRUSSIAN* LOSSES.
liONitON*, August 23.?(Special to the
Xcw York World).?Creditable authorities
assure me that Btcinmclz and
Frederick Charles lost over 100,000
men, leaving them no moro than 150,000
to hold their line from the frontier
to Metz. The feeling in Berlin is of
undeniable horror and depression.
The war threatens to last, and already
the flower of North Gormony is
decimated. The railways arc taken
up with the wounded so as to delay
the movement of reinforcements.
Interviewing the Crown Prince. j
French Newspaper Correspondents at their
Work ? The Prince on the Battle of
Anions the French who full into |
the hands of tho Prussians after the
battle of Worth were two correspond-1
ents of the Paris press, M. Henri
Chabrillart, of the Figaro, and M.
CJardon, of the Guulois. Each of
these gentlemen has published an account
of his adventures. At Sotilz
they wore brought into the presence
of the Crown Prince, and the interview
is thus described by M. G'habrillart:
I confers I am very much embarrassed.
If I draw a flattering portrait
of the Prince, it will ho snwl ihnf. I
I am sold to 1 lie Prussians; if I draw
an unfavorable picture of him, to gratify
any malevolent passion, I shall be
guilty of injustice and falsehood. 1
am a reporter, which means a kind of
photographer. I shall therefore simply
and truly state what I saw and
what was said. Those who may be j
dissatisfied with my account must
deal with the Prince themselves. It
is not my fVuilt that ho is human.
Would to Heaven that all Germans
were like him; but, unfortunately, it
is not so. Prince Frederick William,
heir to the crown of Prussia, is a man
of tall stature, thin, with a calm and
placid countenance; but in the curve
of his aquiline nose and dilating nostrils
there are evidences of energy, |
while the rapidity of his glance convinces
you of his decision. A full,
fair beard softens the somewhat stern
expression of his features. He has
great simplicity of manner, and affects
rather a kind of bourgeois stylo of
speaking, thinking, and general behaviour.
Ho was dressed in black
tunic with red collar and facings,
without any embroidery or gold braid,
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upun uiu biiuuiuur a small epaulet 10
indicato his rank, but 110 other distinguishing
ornament, lie woro a small
black cap bordered with red, and the
whole uniform was severely simple.
He speaks French with great purity,
without foreign accent, beyond a
slight German intonation and occasional
hesitation at certain words.
"Do you speak German, sir?" said ho
"Xo, Prince, not sufficiently,"
"I am sorry for it, as otherwise you
would liavo heard in what manner
our troops speak of youra, uud in
what esteem they hold them."
"I thank you very much for that
"Oh, it is quite dcsorved. Wo have
all admired the tenacity and tho courago
which lias boon evinced by even
the humblest of your soldiers."
Then, with much delicate consideration
and almost makiug excuses for
mentioning tho facts to us, ho told us
that they bad taken between 3,000
and 4,000 prisoner?, thirty guns, six
mitrailleuses, and two eagles.
"Among tho prisoners," said lie, "is
| General Itaoult, I went this morning
to see him at Reichshclen, where lie
lies wounded, his hip and thigh being
broken. I fear that lie is now dying.
Ho is a bravo offioer, and he has given
mo some addresses in Paris to which
ho wishes letters to be sent."
"But, Prince," I absorved, "the other
prisoners olsa liavo families."
"X havs thought of that. I have
had thorn supplied with writing 4na>
torials, The letters will ho 6?nt unsealed
to our consul of Geneva, \?ho
will forward them to France."
<'Prineo, we thank yoo behalf of
tho mothers whoso griefyou are about
, to ^asuago." ?
' I do not like war. gentlemen. Jf
, T nlmillH T nrAntl :'
? - ^.b?. * HUVVI U4itI\U At/a
Now, despite m^Jpvo of, peaoe, ibis is
the third tfampiCgn that I have Loon
compelled to oifake. I went oK?r tho
battle-field yesterday. It was fVighti'p1.
If it oi$y depended u^otp myself
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this war would end hero. It is your
Ministers and tho Kmporor who would
havo it; it was not wo who wanted it.
And yet tho Emperor has been very
f^ood to ino and very kind to my wile.
The last time that I saw him was at
tho Tulleries, on the 12tli of January,
....v-.. ..u oaiu iu iiiu ; "iou know that
J I liavo found a new Minister." That
was tins M. Olliver. who now makes
this war against us."
,;It is terrible, indeed : and I think
your artillery is very formidable."
"No, sir, it is not superior to yours,
but wo make different uso of it from,
what j'ou do, placing it moro freely
with the advanced posts. Your aim
is very good?too good, indeed, for wo
have lost, I think, moro men thah j*ou
have. 1 havo regiments which liavo
lost twety-nine or thirty officers. But
we have taken prisoners, aud that restores
"An enormous advantage, for yon
know well what you had beforo yesterday."
r-i? " -
wn/ ino'.iBana men, tlio
corps of Marshall McMahon, and a division
of tlio 7tli Corps. I did not, intend
to artack, wishing ouly to mako
a rcconnoissanco in force, but ono is
not always sblc to put an end to a
fi^lit when once it has begun. It waa
fortunato for us, on the whole, as ho
would doubtless have rccoived reinforcements,
and wo should have had
still harder work next day."
"Prince, it seems to me that you aro
very well informed concerning our army'"
' One must bo so, said ho, smiling.
"But," said I, wilfully committing
an error, "it was your cntiro army
which was engaged?250,000 men at
"Not bo many?180,000 mon. They
all fought well; but if tho Bavarians
had marched as woll as our mon, wo
should have had it all over by noon
instead of fighting untill after six
o'clock. I should not givo battlo to
your army unless I was superior in
number?otherwise I would prefor to
"You havo one great advantago,
Prince, in tho pi-ecision of tho movement
of your troops. From tho tower
of Worth we admired, though with
the grief caused by witnessing your
succss, the two flanking movements
which you effected upon our position."
"Tho hills of Frcisehwcllcr arorcal
| fortifications, and I did not caro to attack
them directly. 13y turning them,
i I lost fewer men."
"We :iro very mucli obliged, Princo,
for the few minutes you have been
pleaded to devote to us, but we do nob
seo with you the Duko of Coburg,
whom wo desire to thank, for it was
ho who saved us yesterday, and, notwithstanding
his many anxieties, ho
lias not forgotten tho promise which
lie madoto speak to you about us."
"I will perform your commission-"
"We now ask that we may bo taken
back to the advanced posts."
"I seo no objection and than, having
courteously saluted us ho withdrew.
Mr. Seward is to sail from San Francisco
for China September 18thGuslave
Struvc, a well known German
Liberal, is dead.
An Elmira, N. Y., widow complains
of her late husband's coldness, becauso
ho called licr "old sorrel top" with his
Colonel John TTay has resigned tho
position of Secratary of Legation at
i Madrid, and will devoto himself to lit|erature,
As in-oof of the severity of tho battle
at Weissenbnrg, a French journul
stutes that one of their standards
changed hands twenty-seven times.
As the Empress Eugcnio is the acknowledged
leader of fashion, wo may
shortly expect something stylish iu
the way of traveling dresses.
A Texan naturalist claims to havo
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u.wwvtitvA <? iiumu MUliWOrm, WHICH 13
superior to that of Japan.
I A Lancaster (Pa.) official has sued
another for charging him with wearing
a "woman-killing moustacho."
A man who attempted to kill another
at Morrisania, New York, has bcea
released becauso ho was suffering from
Charles Baronger, Isto attacho to tho
French embassy at Washington and at
Berlin, has just enlisted as a volunteer
in tho French army.
j Tho Austrian Government has issued
orders for the suppression of
trades' unions and tho exelusion of all
foreign agitators advocating their
j Mr. James Ashbury*challcnges any
scnuoncr yacnt in Amorica to sailagainst
tlio Cambria in a ton knot
breeze, twenty miles to windward and
back, from the Sandy Hook Lightship,
Tbo military career of King William
I of Prussia extends over a period
of fiftv-tive years. His Majesty,
who was born in 1797, was present at
the battle of Waterloo, ana was then
bnt oigliteen years of age.
Tho peanut crop In Virginia thia
year will bo 400,000 bushels, wlulo.
Tennesso raises 300,000 bushels, arid
Georgia and tho CaroHnas from 150,000
It is estimated that there are 280'
DA/I n ft\linl.Alno i
uvuu iVUUIIHMO lUIIUlUg IU ;*mi? A VI IV.
City and 150 in Brooklin.; Some o?tho
larger onos on hot days draw BO (Hi
glass. The average daily consumption
of mineral and soda water in
New York City is 100,000 glasses, for
which the people pay $10,000.
. Tko Cradpook house, qn Ship street,
Med ford, Boston?tho oldos* now
Standing in the United States, it baring
been built in 1932?is undergoing
repairs, and. abpeaw to b? good for two
tnore conturVes,, Itf,iwaa ^originally,
built to protect the Abuier$fiVom: the
Iudians, and the looji 'holeS -kr^ low
' plainly to bo. seen in itfwalls. v
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