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FROM Til li S !i AT OF WAR.
THE DEFEAT OF MoMAEON AND
TIIOVSSXDS or THHj/niutcn KULKI*
Thc Surrender ol til? ??inp?ror.
THE SHOOTING OF GENERAL FAILLY
FRENCH OFFICERS KILLED
BY TUE SOLDIERS.
The Great Battle ol Sedan.
100,000 MEN CAPITULATE.
TREMENDOUS ENTHUSIASM IN BERLIN.
WILL THE WAR END HERE ?
*t'C, tuc, <C*ft.
BnusBEfts, September 4-0 P. M.
Ycsterdoy McMuhon was completely
beaten and shut up io Seduu, and bis
last road to Puris cut.
Bazaine has been completely becaten
before Metz by Frederick Charles.
PARIS, September 4.-Yestcrdoy's
journals state that the reported insanity
of the King of Prussia is confirmed.
BEFORE SEDAN, FRANCE, V.
September 2-12.4 P. M. j
(FROM THB-KfNO' TO THB QUEEN.)
A capitula'?ic?, whereby tho wholo
army ut Sedun aro prisoners of war,
ha? just been concluded with General
AV impfen, commanding, instoad ol'
Marshal McMuhon, who is wounded.
Tho Emperor surrendered himself to
mc, ns he has no command, and left
everything to thc Regent at Paris.
His residence I shalt appoint after au
interview with him at a rendezvous to
bc fixed immediately. What a course
events, with God's guidance, have ta?
NEW YORK, Semptcr 3-Noon.-The
Telegram's special, from London, says :
dispatches fruin the scat of war report a
brilliant Prussian success. Twenty
thousand French lay dead aud wounded
on thc field.
BRUSSELS, September 3.-Gcncril
Fuily was shot. Oue account says by
his own soldiers, and another by order
The Empress ordered Prince Napo?
leon to return to Paris, but he refused.
A decree has been issued stripping him
of thc rank of Prince and Senator.
Thc Etoile of this oity says: "The
French are utterly defeated, and Mc?
Mahon and thc Emperor prisoners."
The French soldiers mussacrcd their
own officers. Man)' officers escaped to
The Secretary of State has a dispatch
Jrotn Minister Motley announcing the
surrender of tho whole French army at
Sedan, with Hie Emperor.
From conflicting telegrams we gather
tho following :
McMuhon was moving to the relief!
of Metz, whoo ho was encountered and
driven back by tho Germans, who
pursued closely. Tbc pursuit involved
a series of conflicts.
There was serious work at Sedan
Tuesday, where McMahon was perched
on thc heights of Vaux, near Oarigan,
whither thc Emperor carno on that day.
Thirty thousand of McMahon's troops
were attacked between Mouzon and Mou
lier?. This was thc Battle of Beaumont.
Thc French were driven over the
Mouse to Mouzon. Tho encounter on
thc other bank resulted in driving
McMahon from thc Vaux. McMuhon
laced about Wednesday between Douzy
The Prussians turned Ihc French
Tight-necessitating a retirement upon
Sedan, before which they again reuowed
the light on Thursday, when they were
driven into the Fortress of Sedan.
LONDON, September 3.
Thc King's headquarters wero nt
Vendr?is, near Sedan, Friday.
Tho battle of Sedan began at six it.
tho morning, Soptoir.ber 1st. Two
Prussian corps wero in position on thc
West ol Sedan, having got thereby long
forced lu niche?, lu cut off tho French
retreat to Mettler*; South of Sedan was
thc first Bavarian corps, and Ijtist, a er os
thc Meuse, the second l:.avuiiau corps
the Saxons were on tho Northeast.
PARIS, September 3.-Tho fortifica?
tions ure completed. Tioehu is virtu
ally dictator. My informants left Pari*
on tho 2d instant, 'lo day is thc lust
da v of grace.
BERLIN September 3-Tho new:
that tito Emperor and McMahon had
been captured wus revolved with thc
most prodigious enthusiasm herc.
Thousands ot people thronged thc slice's
moving in ranks with anns linked,sing
ing pal riot ie songs, shouting, mid ex?
llibiling every other sign of cnthiisiu.-in.
A singing crowd assembled before the
pijlace, whore, in responso io cheering,
the Queen appeared and mntTs a short
inlc!ios. AH tho schools uro ulosed.
Tl.e monument lo Fredrick ll. wu? lil
entity buried with flags. Thcro were
demonstrations before tho residences of
Bismarck, Molikoaiid Ibo Minister (d'
War. Tho stores are closed, and tho
day is given up to festivities.
A MINISTERIAI. I'ROlLUiATION.
Confession of Signal Revorses.
N IC W M H A S ( I ll KS OF I ) E K BJTC E TO
DE ona A SIZED.
F HAN CE HECLA H KS KO lt THE
A Sltt'liftoaSM lirlciM'O Dct< rmliictl On.
Tn di? to lin vc I x ( ni <> rd I ii ti rj Polvero.
PAM is. Sf plomber 4. )
Ry ?he C.?hie to New Yolk. f.
Tho Cowifll of Ministers have issued
tho following proclamation to the French
"Great 'jiisfuttui os have como upon
the country. Alter three; tty'*; h?roIo
struggles, sustained by inbarin r! of*
Marshal McMahon against thfreo Kuu-:
died thousand of - the enemy, fort/
thousand mon havo^bcoD made prisoners.
Gen. De Wimpfen, who took-command
of the army in the place of Marshal
McMahon, ?ho was badly ?rounded? hps.
signed 9 capitulation. This cruel re
verso "wiIji not shako our courage. Paris
is to dar in a complete state of defenoo.
Tho military forces of the country will
be organized in a few days, and a new
army will bo under the walls of Paris.
Another army is forming on the banks
of the Loire, Your patriotism, your
union, and your energy will save Prance.
Tho Emperor has heep mode a prisoner
in thc struggles. The Government is in
accord with the public powers, and will
take all measures required.
In tho Senate yesterday, the Minister
of war said :-"Wo haye learned
through various unofficial channels, that
Marshal Bazaine failed in his recent
attempt to free himself from the hostile
armies which held him shut up around
Metz. His efforts were heroic The
King of Prussia could nat. help- render?
ing justice to the valor of our soldiers.
McMahon, after endeavoring to join
Bazaine- ?Q the direction of tho North,
wr,s obMged to retire io the environs of
Sedan, in which there wore several days
fighting, w i ?li alternations of success add
reverse, but wo con tc?''ed against an
enemy numerically our superior, and in
spite of thc most energetic efforts-,. the
attempt seems to bavo terminated in
an unfortunate martuci* for our arms.
Other advices of Prussian origin aro
Still more unfavorable, but do not
appear to us worthy of credit in all oases
and the Government is not willing to
give them an appearance of authenticity
by communicating them to tho public.
Our reverses afflict us; it is impossible
for us to witness without deep emotion
so much courage and so much devotion
rendered unavailing, but this spectacle,
so far from taking away our energy,
augments and lcdoublcs it. Since the
present Cabinet came into power il has
drawn from Frunce, and they still
remain so strong that, with oncrgy and
tho help of thc nation, wo may yet have
the last word.
Jerome David added to tho above by
stating that tho defences of tho capital
were in the best condition, and accord-?
ing to compotent judges, were capable
of resisting all efforts of the enemy.
Let us defend Paris, ho said on thc
walls and ru the streets, and if it must
bo, wo will bury ourselves uuder its
In thc Corps L?gislatif a statement
of the situation similar to that made in
the Senate, was given by Jules Favre,
who declared "we are unanimous for
defence until death." [Great applause.]
It is time that compliances should ceaso,
if wo wish to repair our disasters. Ho
concluded by attacking the Imperial
power, and proposing to place extraordi?
nary powers in the hands of General
REPeilXtl IN XHIS DISTRICT
Wo are rejoiced to state that our peo?
ple are all becoming interested in thc
great work of Reform. Several largo and
influential meetings have been recently
held in various parts of the district, at
which much enthusiasm prevailed?; and
especially are wo- picoted-to learn- that
these meetings ure well attended by the
negroes, many of whom openly declare
in favor of'llcform. From what wc can
learn on this subject ?ince our retort)
home, wc ave satisfied that a change is
taking place in the minds of the negroes,
and that.they will not bo such a unit for
Governor Scott os Judge Orr predicts.
These meetings were ndaresscd by white
and black speakers, with the mest en?
couraging results. They should bc con?
tinued to be held in every nook and
corner of thc district, and tho pcoplo
instructed' on thc subject of Ile for Ul.
Thc opposition to tho present rulors
and thc reasons therefor should bo ex.
plained to the people. There aro men
iii every neighborhood who can do this
if they will. Tho times and circum?
stances require no Dcmosthencan effort
at rhetoric and declamation. Plain an,i
stubborn facts, elucidated in tho sim
plcst and most comprehensive style ia
tho most effective Weapon of oratory in?
ti) is canvass. Let every community
assemble und usc its influence to further
thc cause of Kc lon?. A vast deal o;
good can bu accomplished in this way.
Lot thc pcoplo a ros KO themselves to
tho emergency anti work until virtue,
intelligence and worth triumph over ig?
norance, di?honosty n?d incompetency.
- Kingstren Star, August (il,
HAliKifUf, September 8.-lu the ease
of Turner rs. Hidden, und others,
Juduo Dick g?-,ve, ns his opinion, that u
warrant could not be issued against tito
Governor for any excess of authority in
I ht dischargo ol thc functions of his
Executive office. Thc Court holds thui
a bench warrant cannot run to the
Counties of Atamanes und ' Caswell,
while in a State of insurrection, against
military officers acting under orders ol'
thc Governor; but warrants will bo
i-nn-d for thc arrest of Colonel Kirk,
Bergen ami Aloxundcr Boffin, to be
executed u ny w h ero in thc State, except
io tho Count i os of A lum?nico mid Cas?
well. Tho Court holds thai n court of
?mpoaohmcnt i< tho proper form for
abuse af Executive authority, und that
subordinate agents ul tho Governor are
not free from arrest fur any abuse of
authority, when outfctdo of any iiistir
reetiounry districts, Warrants accord
?ugly were issued to thc Sheri ll'ol' Wake
County, COIIlUilimliug him lo luke Kirk
and Hergott, now in jail, and Alexander
lluHiii, wherever to bo lound, except in
A lamanon und Caswell, and tho wai rant
was murin returnable ut Greensboro,
Kirk is now in Alumunna, und hinco
lilis discussion, it irf likely he will ru
main. Judge ?Unid, ofilia tl n i I fl Stales
Circuit Court, sont forby Holden, nr
lived in tho oily thin evening, lt is
not known, yet, tho object, oi his mis?
The New Toik JSttn cays, in italics:
ff thfl liepuMlcun* want lit make uni/
hm tl way itt (ho coming ehction in (hi*
St ii te, (ha/ munt eui till connection wirft
0 IIA Mt's Administration, ttivl Ulk? strong
ground against putting o mon al thc
hadofjh? Stute Department who titrfa*
800.000 bj a tingle bribe,
y;' " \ **'m_% x^'- ?.* '
Divtrracefal Coat'Afcei of ?be Ria?.
CA RP ESTE ?l, B?TI&fr Afflf KEE&flA W.
TH B PB'?.P?B A WA KBN?D?'"' " *
r?j SUMTES. C/Aug> 8?, 18TU.
Tho Refoim meeting ?o this 'strong-^
hold of the Scott-Moses Ring, vr&a one
of the most successful of thc campaign.
Our party arrived here yesterday, and
were met at tho depot by a Committee
of tho citizens, by whom we wero enter?
tained. Messrs. J. D. Blending and A.'
A. Gilbert played the host, and played
the rofe to perfection.
This morning, by eleven o'clock,
there wera nearly 4,000 persons in the
town, about two thirds of them being
fio'.orcd. A brass band from Wilming?
ton, N. C., furnished delightful music
during the meeting.
AN ARTFUL DODGE:
The emissaries of the Scott liing hav?
ing failed to keep tho colored men away
from the steeling, resorted to another
dodge which was equally as artful and
equally ineffective. Before the meet?
ing was oallcd to order a fellow belong
iog to the Moses' Bing mounted the
Court House steps, and mado a speeoh
to the oolored people, endeavouring to
forestall the Reform speakers, and tell?
ing them most magnanimously, (now
that ho couldn't prevent them,) to
listen to the Reform speakers. The
sublimity of this magnificent offer can
be all the hp? ter appreciated when it is
perceived that these fellows had en?
dcavourcd to prevent the colored people
from coming tc the meeting j having
failed in this the magnanimous was pu*
Col. J. D. Banding called*
to order, stating the history aud organ
izalion of the Union Reform party. A
A. Gilbert, Esq., was called- to tho chair
and after a few introductory remarks
introduced Gen. Butler. The Genera
first paid his respects to those gentle
raen in this section who have made
great outcry of "principles" of Deraoc
racy. Ile said that he could-not forge
how Andrew Johnson and tho North
ern Democracy urged the Souther
people to hold back in I860, and wai
for that revulsion of fooling thal ws
coming on-that groundswell whic
was to come to our rescue. The ground
swell had been coming for some timi
ho said, and it had only swept us fut
ther lrom prosperity.
In the courso of his remarks tl:
General was frequently interrupted I
a low vagabond, who seemed d?terrait
cd to create a disturbance. Tho colore
raen shouted out to him, "talk on, v
want to hear you." Ile theo proceedt
to show up the iniquitous misapplier
tion of the school fund, aud when 1
denounced the Ring for roisnpplyit
tho fund, paying all out as salaries, tl
colored men shouted, "You're rigl
sir." One old man iu tho crowd, wi
seemed,to be listening with ull his eal
ut the end of one of the interruptio
shouted, "talk on, General; you ta
so well, and we want to hear you."
Atono period of hts address a vap
dondtsh looking fellow in the crowd
member of that delectable body of rtgii
and ?breves*, tho Stute, oonstubuloi
asked if he (the speaker) would eat
the same table with n colored man.
"Yes," replied tho General, "I ha
eaten at thc samo barbcctio table will
colored man ; but I would not inv
every body to my own table. I wot
not invite you j you look too shcepi
and to much like a vagabond, and g<
tlemcn aro not accustomed to inv
vagabonds to their tables." This 1
of course , thc effect of bringing yt
of delight from the crowd, and thc v
tant eonstuhle for the time being sit
ont of sight.
Colonel Blanding, in a few inl
duetory remarks, introduced
Who was ns usual, nsso/ilccV t
interrupted from beginniug to end,
Scott's emissaries. Prominent amt
those who interrupted him nod attorn
ed to break up the meeting, was a wi
man named Ferrit cr, who I learn,
been discarded by both parties, wh:
and blacks, and who was evidently l
ing to make political capital for hims
Lee, a member ol' the Ring, also in
ruptcd, as did also that glorious con
blc, but tho Judgo answered ull tl
questions, parried their thrusts i
gave them such a handling ns I th
they oevor before received.
During Judge Carpenter's speed
difficulty occurred bel ween a ?1
man und one of thc vagabonds who
interrupting tho speaker. Tho cr
pushed in and but for tho timely in
furenoo of Ibo poliod a row would lt
who arrived on the ono o'clock tr
was next introduced by Col. J,
Moore, and from the loud huzzahs \
which tho Genera! was received, I i
that he still possesses the houris of
pcoplo, notwithstanding all that
Di mor rn tic (?) friends have said agi
him. His speech was repleto i
good udvioe to tho whito and col
people, lie advised both if they dei
od tba Union Reform party they .sh
prepare for war. If they desired pt
they should stand together on its [
At tho conclusion ol' General )
shaw's address, tho mocting was dist
ed willi u few words from thu Chair
has been to awaken the pcopl
Sumter, hlitok and while, to tho 1
hcfoi-o them. Tho impression i
np.MI tho colored pcoplo was pari
lady M long, and I think the w
ktteod Dcmoornts, ns they oalt tl
wolves; havo at Inst had their oyo*
to tho into issues belora (hem. Ii
which call upon ovory mun in tho !
to array himsoll for on- against hoi
aud good gov ero monl. Our frictu
^ ?jOBtHj ar? iajagoi?^of success now,
?ndlfcewerk of^rga^ttioa will be
btwhiW forward vigorously.
fl I $> r*U.
. P?wtiou*te tb? meeting, Representa
tive Lee aunoanocd the Ring meeting
for Friday, and among tb? speakers for
the occasion, arnaouBoedR. Fr W h ate?
more and T, J. Mackey. , This Bfi j liant
t tambi nation ot two of ttre'shionjfr Ugh ts
of the Ring, will be appreciated, wbeu
one rem embers hov the latter d?
nonneed WhHtetnore once as a rogue
"Wbo stoto tbe Urary of Ileana
Te serre tb? devil tn." - "
. -~ , ? -v J. A. M.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7.
?. A. SILBERT . -.EDITOR
The Sumter WatcJiman has by
far (Ixe largest circulation (espe?
cially in Hie surrounding country)
of any paper published in Sumter,
.and was established in 1850.
THE HASS MEETING
On Wednesday Last ' j
A GREAT SUCCESS.
Hon. R. B. Carpenter, Gene. M. G. But?
ler and J. B. Kershaw Speak.
HAPPY EFFECTS OF THE MEETING.
The Mass Meeting at Sumter, on
Wodoesday last, in the numbers present
and the effect produced, proved a success
even beyond the most sanguine expecta?
tions of those who had bceu instrumen?
tal in inaugurating the movement.
Various influences had been at work
to discourage the occasion. Many were
the predictions that it would be but a
meagre affair. Some said that the col?
ored people would not come to tho
meeting, others that the whito people
would nob turn out. "Orders" were
sent out, as usual, through Scott's paid
servants, and we heard of mounted men
permeating the county for several days
previous. Some of our impracticable
white friends, wo are sorry to say,
pulled backwards, and others wero
In spite of all these counteracting
and opposing elements, at an early hour
on Wednesday morning last, every
avenue of approaoh to Sumter teemed*
with the moving population. Hundreds
of people, white and colored, poured
into our contre thoroughfares, until, by
nino o'clock, our Court House square
and the street in front and adjacent,
was the scene of a orowd such as had
not previously been witnessed since tho
The number present was variously
estimated at from two to four thousand.
The medium of these two figures we
regard a safe calculation. It was evi?
dent that the Scott party (thc natural
opposcrs of the movement) as well as
thc opposition from the other extreme,
were alike astonished by tho volume
ot assemblage, both whito and colored.
The proportion of white and black
present was about equal to that of the
population of (he county.
Judge CARPENTER and Gen. BUTLER,
accompanied by Capt. TOPPER, and
Messrs. MOROSO, of the Courier and
LEE, of tho Daily News, had bceu
received at tho cars tho day previous,
and were the guests of Messrs. J. D.
"BRANDING and A. A. Gilbert.
Early in tho morning the fino musi?
of tho Wilmington Brass Band had
enlivened the town.
Two boars before thc meeting was
called to order, the colored people had
gathered and were standing in solid
mass around tho stund that hud been
erected. Tho mass-of them had como
to hear tho speeches, had put themselves
immediately iu thc way of so doing, and
were quietly waiting.
Tho whites, in largo numbera-our
best and most respectable and respon?
sible citizens-from every portion of tho
county, had also gathered abont the
stand, it was truly an encouraging sight,
looking to futur harmony ttnd good
will between thc two races.
At 11? o'clock tho meeting was cnlK
od lo order by Col. J. D. BLANDINQ,
and tho chairs whioh had been placed
on the platform nil occupied by leading
citizens, among whom wero three of
our colored friends. Col. BLANDINA
gracefully introduced tho meeting, and,
at tho closo of hi? remarks, called upon
A. A. ?if,NERT to presido.
Mr. G'l.hFTrT congratulated his fjl
low citizens upon tho -auspicious occa?
sion, which witnessed the assemblage ol
whito and colored upon a common plat
Corni, and ofter briefly revewmg thc
principle*and spirit of thc movement,
i nt rod need hi? honored friend, Cen
M. C. BUTLEit.
Gen. BUTLER was greeted with ap?
plause, and ?poko for more than an hour
with telling effect. Approving responser
wero frequent from tho colored people
und when ho indieated approaoh to thc
oloso of his spoech, orios of "go on I g<
on L" came from numbers o?* them. Ht
showed to them how hundreds of thou?
sands of dollars of tho people's mono}
hud been "appropriated" undor th<
protext of providing land for tho lund
less. How $32,000 of tho 950,00<
appropriated for publio sohools had beet
absorbed by tho "diaries of tho Schoo
Commissioners throughout tho State
fe****? b*t ?H.ooo io b? *?
cduWioi of tho poor ?WI^?r ?f. Ik*
whofe 8U^. Tb? eoormo?? mad croak?
ing Uxatiou,and^nparalle|ed ?oeroeee
of expenditure fwr<8u? purposes. Ni?
vast increase of tho poblic debt, wh ich
?m ona ted to "??er 42,300 for ey er j
white aod ora/ |90Q tor-every colored
man ia tho State. Geo. B nt r.ER ?losed
h ia ?peech and loft for the train at 1
o'olook, amid the protestatio?? ?I th?
crowd general!j. ,> j
Judge CARt^TfeR was next io In?
duced by Col. HLANDINO. 'Hie epeeeh
woe one bf greet'power, li wai inter
ru pl ed by a temporary disturbaoce,
which originated in a misapprehension-'
He riddled the Scott King, and-dealt
stunning'bidwi to tho ?'Court House
clique/' in response to questions asked
by them. Judge C AUPEN TER ie a
speaker of great power and readiness,
and is putting the State under lasting
obligations to him, for his fearless and
manly exposition of the reeking corrup?
tions of the existing State government.
Hie hearers, white and colored, were
much impressed hy his epeeoh, which
met frequent applause and expressions,
Gen. J. B. KERHIIAW, having arrived
on tho mid-day train, was handsomely
introduced by Col. JOHN B. MOORS.
His speech was one of depth and force,
and was addrosaed*ma?uly to the whites
in showing the utter i inpracticabil?
ity of opposition to the platform of the
Union Beform Party.
We regret that our limited space
does not permit us to give a more satis?
factory synopsis of these spcoohes. The
effcot of them was manifest throughout,
sod we have heard nothing hut favora?
ble accounts from the country since.
Let our people cultivate the good seed
that have been sown among our colored
people, and great good will result to the
TOE RADICAL MEETING
On Friday last brought a large gather?
ing, almost exclusively of colorod people.
Compared with the numbers of Wednes?
day previous, however, there was but
little if any advantage.
Speeches were made by "Hon." B. F.
WHITTEMORE, Gen. MOSES, J. H.
RAINEY, and other lesser lights of the
party. Great efforts were made to undo
the work of Wednesday last ; but there
were many colored men who were pres
ont on Wednesday last who did not
come to this meeting, and many others
who indicated indifference to the wholo
occasion, and returned home at an carly
hour in tho day.
Buring the meeting a heavy shower of
rain fell, which continued duriug tho
afternoon. A prominent colored man,
who did not go where the speaking was
going on, and who expressed disgust
for the party and the whole proceeding,
said in our hearing r "Something wrong
about this, sir. Tho lust great Radical
Meeting they had boro, it poured down
on 'em ; and herc it is again" Another
prominent colored man carno to us and
asked us to send somebody to ask the
speakers questions. Among other
things he said he wanted to know how
it was that all tho Radical leaders got
rich so quick-what had become of all
thc money to buy land for the landless
and to educate thc poor children.
A NOULE BENEFACTION.
The Trustees of the Louisville Medi?
cal College, (Louisville, Ky.) have croa
ted one of thc most liberal und nobW
benoiactions ever conferred by a public
institution upon any people. The trus?
tees of this college have instituted ont
Beneficiary scholarship for each Con
gressienal District in the Southern ant:
surrounding States. By this meant
very many poor but deserving younr.
men will bo enabled to obtain a thorougl
medical education. Any young mar
wishing to take advantage of this Bene
faction has only to write to the repre
scntativo of tho Congressional Distrio
in which he resides, or to tho Presiden
of tho Medical Society of his State, o
to Tit. E. S. Gaillard, Dean of tho Fa
oulty of the Louisville Medical College
Louisville, Ky., when he will rcceivi
full information of all that it is neoes
? a ry for him to do to secure one of thes<
Scholarships. With proper and wel?
come delicacy the names of those wh<
havo secured the Beneficiary Scholar?
ships will bc known only to tho Deni
of thc Faculty. It is unnecessary t<
command those who have estab?shot
these noble Beneficiary Scholarships
Their not will bring them commenda?
tions wherever it is known.
THE IVA INK DEMOCRACY.
Wo some timo ngo vontured to asset
that opposition to negro suffrago wouli
bo withdrawn from tho platform of th
Democracy of every State, and that ii
none of the clcotions to tako place, o
in the next Presidential election, woul
it bo made a question. Evory dovelop
ment strengthens that assumption.
.Tho Democratic State Convention o
Maine was recently held. Theopenin
speech of tho providing officer declared
"That tho negro question is doa
and playea out. It slcops its lac
B*3Qu Reform Clubs havo boco organ
ized at Florence and Timmonsville.
Cnpi. GEO. L. WILLIAMSON IS Prosi
dent of tho former, and JESSE Keilli
Esq., of tho latter, with Rev. Jon
CULPEPPER as ono of tho Vic
The heaslip1 mol hu been
owln^.?4?^d?jeQt :, "B* I* < .
bj the Senate hmm Boot? of Represe o -
? uti ves of the Un - ted States of America, j
in Confiesa aMenSl?d,' ThalT ?Se provi?
soes of ?he second clause of the thirty
third section of au 4c< to establish a\
uniform ty item of bankruptcy throughout \
the.tfnitcd $a(f*t .as amended by the
fi r^ sjotiop of aa act ia amoadment
thereof, shall not apply to. .thsae^debts
fro? which the bankrupt seeks a die- |
oharge, whieh were ?htitraot?d prior to [
the first o f Ja n uar j, 18G9
Previous to this amendment, tte per?
son whose estate would not pay fifty per
cent, of fals indebtdese, exclusive of his
debts aa surety, could, ' without the
consent Of a majority ' of his creditors,
avail himself of the benefits of the bank?
rupt aot. The effect of this amendment
is to make the fifty per oent clause ap?
ply only to debts ooalrsoted after the
1st of January, 1869. Under the* law
as it now stands, any person can apply
for arcloano from all his old debts,
whether his estate pays ' anything or
not. He ls only required to pay fifty
per oent of suoh of his individual debts
as were contracted subsequent to Janu?
ary 1st, 1869.
THE TBRirBBANCB ADVOCATE.
A monthly publication, thus named,
and published at Columbia, by John A.
ELKINS, at thirty oenta per annum, has
been received. It is neatly printed and
is filled with interesting matter, in be
half of the great canso to which it ie
devoted. We greatly need such a paper
as this in the State, and we trust it may
meet sufficient encouragement to make
it a permanent institution.
The Methodists of Greenville
have purchased a beautiful lot on Bun?
combe Street, a central locality, and
will proceed forthwith to build a large
and handsome Church.
At Sumter, E. C" August 30th, 1870, by the
Rev. A. J. Mo Veille, ORO. WM. REARDON,
Esq.. to Miss AUNES J. O'fiRIAN, all of
Sumter, 6. C.
The many friend? of Mr. THOMAS HAIR
respectfully announce* h\w aa an independent
candidate for a soafV iq the Legialature from
Sumter County, and solicit for him tba support
April 13, 187?._
ri MIK REGULAR MONTHLY COMMUNICA
X TIONS OP CLAREMONT LODQE, NO 6*V
A.*. F.*. M.*. are to*pended until October next.
. . _ H. C. GREEN, W.'. M.'.
T. V. WALBO, Score tar j.
County Commissioners' Office,
SUMTER COUNTY, S. C., Sept. 7,1870.
NOTICE ia hereby given to all poraona, who
havn been engaged in business aa Retail
Liquor Dentera in the County of Sumter, 8. 0.
since Nov. lat, 1868, and who havo not paid
County Licenses for the time ending with the pre
aont Fiaeal year, on Nov. lat, 1870, that they
muat now come forward ond settle up for the
aamo without further delay, otherwiae legal
proceeding will be taken against them, to force
compliance with requirements, previously made
by thia Board, by advertiaement pobliahed in
Sumter Newspapers, dated May 12th, 1869, and
May 13th, 1(870.
Retail liquor Beelera ia Town of Sumter,
S. C., only oxooptcd.
By ordor of tho Board,
C. M.- HORST, Clerk of Board.
rpiIE COPARTNERSHIP heretofore existing
X under the name of A. ANDERSON A Co.,
baa boen dissolved by the death of Mr. A.
ANDERSON. The bu si no.? will be continued
by the undersigned. Thankful for the liberal
patronage bestowed upon the Into firm, I re?
spectfully solicit a continuance of the same.
A. J. CHINA.
ALL persons Indebted to the late firm of A.
ANDERSON A CO., are requeatod to make
Immediate payment. All persons having de?
manda againar the aald firm, will please present
thom to the undersigned.
A. J. CHINA.
Toilet and Fancy Articles.
DR. A. J. CHINA.
Apothecary and Chemist,
SUMTER, S. C.
IS receiving constantly a full anpply of Pure
Drugs and Chemioala, and a well soleoted stock
of Fancy Artlolea and Perfumery.
A great variety of Toilet Soaps,
Extracts for the Handkerohiof,
Fine Colognos, Porolgn and Domestic,
Surgical Instruments, Trusses, Ac.
All Medioines warranted genuine and of the
very best quality.
PHYSICIAN'S PRESCRIPTIONS, Carefully
compounded night or day. To be found at night
ot blareaidenoe on Main-St.
Factors and Commission
Liberal Advances made on
Cotton and Naval Stores.
Charleston, S. C.
Sept 7- _8m
I. M. NICKOLAS,
REbPROTFULLY aollelU tba further pa.
tront>go of the community generally.
Address, Sunter F. O.
the attention of the public, and
LADIES If?P^piAHiy, to
their varied and well selected
Coates* Spool Cotttn at $1 per doz,
- A LAO -
, To the Kuli Stock of
Boots and Shoes.
Io 8 tor? and to arr Ivo dall j.
Suiting in ?Price Every One.
Have on hand, wblqh they ofter LOW FOR
CASH, a fin? and gan nine astortment oft
With great bargains in Fine Tea Sots.
Aro offered CHEAP FOR CASH, and competi?
tion defied. 'Jibe stock const ta of '
Bacon Sides and Shoulders,
Lard, Flour, of every grade,
Plain and Sweet Crackers,
Pure French White Wine and
Cider Vinegar, od
Pickles and Canned Fruits,
Vegetables and Meat?, ready for
immediate table use,
with a choice assortment of
Scgars, Smoking and Chow?
THEIR STOCK OF
Saddles, Bridles and Leather,
Oils, Paints and Varnishes,
Wagon and Buggy materials,
is complete and very Cheap
Have on hand a few Bushels
in which thc planter, by calling
soon, can find a good bargin.
Invito attention to their stock
'Dexter" Self-Sealing Jars,
Cheap, at $2.60 per dozen and
25 cents, a piece.
0 ASH ADVANCES ON
Shipped to any market for sale
or highest market price paid for
Call and examine their goods
md prices before purchasing
FALL AND WINTER
We have received a Full Linc
. , . of all kinds of
PALL AND WINTER GOODS,
which we are offering at p0pu.
lar prices, consisting of
SADDLERY and HARNESS,
BOOTS and SHOES,
HATS aiid CAPS, &c, Ac.
Staple and Fancy
of all kinds, (Except Liquors.)
ASSORTMENT OF DRESS Q00D8 la Ton.
At OREEN A WALSH'S
OF ALL KINDS. THE LATEST STYLE?
At OREEN A WALSH'S.
NEW STYL.E HOOP SKIRT
At OREEN A WALSH'S.
Shawls and Cloaks,
At OREEN & WALSH'S.
AND HATS, of nil kind?,
At OREEN tc WALSH'S,
AND WHIPS, of Lost quality,
At GREEN A WALSH'S.
AND HARDWARE, at retail and wholtule,|
At GREEN A WALLH'S.
Wo are propnrod to pay tho HIGHES!I
CASH PRICE FOR COTTON, OR SUIPl
AND HOLD WHEN DESIRED, rooking
CASH ADVANCES ON SAME.
Oreen & Walsh,
DEALERS IN GENERAL MERCHANDISE
OF CORN, DACON, LARD, ?AMS AND
BUTTER, COFFEE, TKA and SOGA?.
At GREEN A WALSHS.
FLOUR. SALT, MDLASSht? and Mi
PORK, . . ,".TCrr<
At QUEEN A WALSH*
OF WHITE QOODS, GLOVES, H?SlBjT
and DRESS GOODS, Just tt?ii* **w
tonlahingly low^rlce., ^ fc WAtsB.
New York Exchange?
BOUGHT AND SOLD DY
GREEN A WAL**
Bargains in Bemnanto
At GREEN A WALSB'S