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....-yumrEn, S. (., August 81, 1870.
The Reform meetin; in this stroug.
hold of the Scott -MoQes Ring, was
ono of the most sRucces.ful of the
oamnpaien. Our party arrived hero
yesterday, and were met at the depot
1y a Cotnmittoe of the citizens, by
whomt we wore ontortained. Nessr(.
J. ). Blanding and A . A. Gilbert
played the host, and played the role
- This morning, by 'leven o'clock,
there were nearly .1,000 persons in
the town, about two-thirds of them
being colored. A brass band from
Wilmnington, N. U., furnished delight
ful musio during the meeting.
AN ARTIFUL DODUF.
The emissaries of the Scott Ri.,g
Laving failed to keep the colored men
away from the meeting, resotted to
apother dodge which was cqually as
artful and equally ineffective. Before
the meeting was called to order a fel
low belonging to the Moses' Ring
mounted the Court House steps, and
niado a speech to the colored people,
endeavoring to forestall the Reform
speakers, and teliing them eost uag
nanimtottsly, (now that he couldn't
p*evoent, them,) to listen to the Re
forum speakers. The sublimity of this
muagnilicent offer can be all the bettor
appreciated when it is perceived that
these follows had endeavored to pro
ventt the colored people from coming
tp the meeting; having failed in this
the tmunanimous was put on.
Colonel J. D. Blanding called
to order, stating the hi:tory and or
ganization of the Union Reform par
ty. A. A. Giibert, Wg., was called
to the chair, and after a few introdn
tory remarks, introduced General
Butler. The General first paid his
respects to those gentlemen in this
set ion who have mado a groat outcry
of "principles'' of Democracy. lie
said that lie could not forget how An
drev Johnson and the Northern Do
mooracy urged the Southern people to
hold back in 18G5, and wait for that
revuh i,.n of feeling that was coming
on--that groundawell bad been coin
ing for some time, ho said, and it had
only swept us further and further
In the course of his remarks the
(4neral was frequently interrupted
l y a low vagabond, who seemed de
tormltined to create a disturbance.
The colored mecn shouted but to him,
"Talk on, we want to hoar you." lie
then proceeded to show up the iuiqui
tious. misapplication of tho school
funds and whon he denounoed the
Ring for nmisapplying the fund, pay.
iug all out. as salaries, the colored
nion shout ed, "You're right,sir." Oine
old wmn in tihe crowd, who eeomed to
hot liston ivg with nll bla. cams, at the
end of one of the incorruiptions shout.
;d, r"Talk on, General; you talk so
well, and we want to hear you."
soc IA J. 1.QUAL nTY.
'At onie' period of his address a
vifgabondish-looking fellow in the
crowd, a membher of that delectable
body ofit rogues and thieves, the State
Contambulatry, asked if lhe (the speak.
er) would eat at the same table with a
colbred ;man. "Yes," replied thoe
(V6noral, "I have oat at the same bar
b'ecue table with a colored iman ; but
Iwould not inivite every body to my
olvnVtble. I would not invite you;
yin tool too shoe1 imh and too mutch
lfkd' a -voa1aend, and gen tlemnen are
not nontoind in toinvite v:gab,ondsh to
their tables." Tlhis had, of course,
then elfoot of bringng yolls of delight
frmthe crowd, and thme valiant eon
stable for thle time being .slu::k out o'f
Col. Blanding, in a few Introduoto
ry remarks, then introduced
W was mAs usual, assailed and inter
ruptgd front Leginnin'g to end by
ott's eminsaries. Pro mi nent among
tijoe wh inerruteihius and at
tl pipe' to break up the meeting,
w &a wlitq mhai~ nanmeAl Fe1rrit or, who
I)p rn,,base been discarded by both
paftenm, wiliteg and bizoks, and who
wasp evidenfly trying to make politi
om(espqitaml for himsolf. Lee, a. norn
b6r of the Rling, also 'inte'rrupted, as
diu 1als* that glorions constable, but
tli uge answ'ored all their questions,
p rri6d their thrusts and gave them
sw) a,haa4nd as I1thinik they never
b., -;- A DI$TURBANICE,
*DoYing Jttet Onrpenter'. speech a
diffieuilty,- ocourred bet,ween a whiLe
mnai ahd- one of the vagabonds who
wa intorrupting the' speaker. The
crow pushed in and but for thme time
Iyf'dntoffereh,oe of the poideo a 'Tow
w uld have been inevitablo,
who arrivval oMhI . onQQ o'clock' train,
was.,,rig$ introdmgoed by. 90ol.
Sr a d froNi the 19ud huzza
i. gr.../emperpC?() frieid'
i ) agaInnri). Ii speech
wp 9Jg ,'th, good ane to the
wJAt,it e o,norep pygg.Ie. :lle advis'.
e4 ho th~ ; py ,de er.ted .the Uiot
Rfoirm art' ,they aou.id'prepare for
w . ( y, diro peco, they
a la sita,n dtogethecr on it. platfori.
.4t tihn nana1lUban. of a~m..ra Kr
haw's addrehs, $he ve ti d , 1
missed with a few wejdeffrom ho he
TIj1I RIOLF . t
l,as been to awaken he peop.* of
3uniter, black and white, to the work
ofore thon. The impression made I
upon the colored people was partiou.
any strong, and I think the weak.
kneed Democrats, as they call them
selves, have at last had their eyes open
to the true ibsues before them. Isues
which call upon every nan in be
State to array himself fgr or against
honesty and good government. Our
friends in this county are sanguine of
sICCe+: now, and the work of organi
zimion will be pushed forward vigor
A NICK PAIR.
Previous tv the meeting. Reproson
tative Lee announced the Ring meet.
iug for Friday, *nd among the speak
era for the ocasion, announced B. F.
Whittemore and T. J. Mackey. This
brilliant combination of two of the
shining lights of the Ring, will be ap
preciated, when one remembers how
the latter denounced Whittemore
once as a rogue
"Who stole the livery of Heaven
To serve the devil in."
J. A. M.
Wednesday Morning, Sept. 7, 1870.
Out of tihe Brain JIather.
Of what use would be even our
'-cotton, from which all of our money
comes," but for that first process of
manufacturing that consists in separa
ting by machinery the lint from the
seed ? What a part, thou, does inge.
nuity and bkill play even in the pro
ductiou of that idol of the Southern
heart and mind, King Cotton I Duoes
the valuo of even King Cotton, and
the wealth it brings even to us, come
more from the ground, than from the
first operation of the brain upon it,
after it is obtained from the ground 1
Evidently from the latter ; that is,
from the ginning of it. Now when
the second operation of the brain upon
it is finished, namely, spinning it,
what is it worth ? Why, preoisoly
twice as much as before. We need
not trace it further, through the weav
ing and the dying process. We have
gone far enough to prove that all
wealth is not dug out of the ground.
Very far from it. Only a small por
tion of wealth is dug out of the
ground. We'll remain poor and de
pendent on others forever, so long as
we confine ourselves to digging our
money out of the ground. Wealth
grows out of the Brain, rather than
out of the boil. So much so, that we
will find wealth in great abundance
where there is no soil, but an active
intelligonco, and on the other hand,
the richest of soils, as in Mexico,
S.uth America, Italy, India, Africa
and elsewhere, assooiated with most
fseir-intcrest a 'Virtusous Motive
and Dist Inct frota seilstaneas.
A rt 'kless disregard of one's self
interest, whether temporal or eternal,
whether oc the body alone or of the~
soul also, is not, as some falsely su~p
pose, a proof of magnanimity, or a
sign of a generous disposition, but is
rather the evidence of a thoughtless
mind and of a brutish temper. Much
of the exhortation of Scripture and of
theo sage counsel of philosophy, isoeon
flned to awakening mankind to a real
isation of the extreme importance and
value of their individual personal be
ing:. and prIospets. In sad dotes does
ilk prophet deplore the stolid indif.
fonce of human nature to its highest
moral interesta.' "Man," he dejected,.
ly complains, "that considereth not, is
like the brutes that perish." We
hold, then, that a keen and lively
sense of Individual, personal self-in
terest, is a pure and lofty motive, and
a reasonable ground upon which to
base a.course:of virtuous coonduct.
Leaving out the fis?ired authiority of
Boripture, 6n this - abjeet, we eaVtiot
supp'ose that the greatost' andl wisest
of our race would have contiriualiy
appealed to self-.interest as a mothn
of action, if it really wore a spurious
In the second place, far from being
selfish or meanly self-seeking, self-in
terost prompts.to the preot1qe of gen.e
erouity ; and it is the.opposite of
generosity, or simnples selfishness
alone, that proniptt' to ts~ tieglet of
self-intorest. .ThIo,o. ~o, gpd At
preachers for proclalnining ths..,oert4o'
punishment of unropentecdf ii as ap
poaling,"to -I*hin manly feaie, and-who
acousv d1e in'oIaligE o'hf e '
sevetltg, $jaqn he lsj)ibee Mjrnieo
tivos pgainst $b,propgA.4~wash of
time and anoney whislt.some.p.ople
phoose ft 66y Is gote bv~ w*uidd
have ite yo4s o II~ ie
Wom- ow 4. farthtee.-a assus
sunikind generally eftab'ith'
bf their self-interest. Thee 1dg, &n. ja
iLos of baian 1N a oV.as~4g
o) delrolvo upQn'us, whether we eon.
ider it f no, by virtue of our eagp
plioe, as reasyablo creatures. The
nun wha' "takes nol interest in poli
:los" and Is indif'enont to the dis.
iharge of those public duties that de
rolve.onyhim in his high cspacity aa
titizen, of acquiring and of communi.
=ating information, of acting anid pet.
wading others to act, is simply selfish,
neanly selfish, injuring hi,seelf and
an injury to othere. The man who is
lt;sy and slovenly about making
his individual calling profitable by
his skill and care, is a relfi.h man,
derelict in his duty to society. How
few are free of fault in these Teospects I
How few are really puLlio spirited
because skillful, active and putient
in their business, or liberal and gea
arous in their civil life ! A great
change is needed in the S uth par.
Eioularly, in these respects. If we de
sire to become a better, and a more
prosperous peopln, we must look more
carefully to our self-Interest., both as a
community, and as separate individ.
Our Public Meetings Next
Three most important meetings, of
the Medical Association, of the
Agricultural Society (before which
at interesting address from the
Rev. T. W. Erwin is expect
ed) and of those favoring the cause of
Union Reform, will take place next
Monday in Winnsboro ; the first, ot
eleven, the third, at half past eleven,
and the second at 12 o'clock. We
trust that the town will be full of
citizens from the country. Their bu
siness, their health, their taxes, and
their politica, are to be discutsed aund
taken care of. If, as in Camden, a
Union Reform Republican mixed
black and white ticket be run here, it
can be elected. Lot us organize for
the politiod campaign with spirit and
earnestness. while listening to the
strong common sense of our best farm
ers upon the subjoect of Agriculture,
and hearing our Doctors talk eight
syllable words of outlandish origin
upon the best means of promoting
health. Let the Court House be full
[coDtDMU NIC ATI.]
Cashden . Money I Columabia
Money :! Chester Money 11 1
How long Mr. Editor are we to suf
fer I How long are we to be forced
to give our substanec for these misera
ble promises to pay 1 To pay in
what 1 in Express freight, and dis
count in their several towns.
We hae boon very quiiet, sippos.
ing that the issue of these bills were a
necessity arising from the seareit,y of
United States fractional eurreney, but
such is not the cuse noto, and the mat
ter has become oneo of speculation
which is all very fine for thie "boys
but death to the frogs."
With Columbia's consumptive bills
you cannot pay your Rail Road
freight, and in passing through Co.
lumbia In July I hoard the ticket
agent object to them as being at a
WVith Camden money -you can do
nothing hut send it to Camden, and
pay the Express both ways, and pay
some merchant there 10 per cent to
exchange it for you.
Chester money is "newo" and is still
at par, but you will soon see its status.
It is time such abuse. are put down,
and the merchants should bold a
meeting and reaglve to discount it so
heavily in the hands of theo who briug
It out of the tows-that they will
romergbor it. -
-We are tired of loaning our money
to build Sprague's Water Works;i and
the fortunes of our neighbors I
A Nicw NAtOISA FIo.-The
La Ctous Demoerat Is, responsible for
the following i
Saturday last, a gentleman,' wh o for
several years past has been engaged
In the Vermallioti told regions, re.
turnedl to this city, and at the Ameri.
nana He utne discovered t Prussn flag.
"What as that t'" says he, turning to
ifiend. That is the Prussian flag,"
was the -answer' "Bless thee 1" sa ys
the pioneer'. This remtark oreated an
Intense interest In the stranger, who
was questiomed as t t hIa'ent t,osiasm
pver thei eolora of an cEnneaa king.
iof., "Oh," Mays 'h t i is not be.
Dausd I>eiarh anythingf.r Prussis, but
i hav benn'betnd dIviisation soe
kiue, avid when~ I ad th:t'ta; (red,
wrhite'and blnoy, 4Li', cie if I idn't
blukt the ItaJieale6,as d "royed the
tars and 84ripos atmd got of a new
ag, with the red- for the Indian, the
blae1,fordhoa 'aigger4 and the Ahlte
or, the. reht of.ue I"
r ~iJi1$9 wih
eg WAeg ~ t ro e w4a
THE WAR IN EUROPE.
BOUIL.ON, Belgium, August 31.-7
P. M.-A fearful bittlo was fought
yesterday and to-day. Yesterday
morning MuMahon commenced a
general movement toward Montmedy.
He was attacked tiear Beaumont, and
after a stubborn resistance, driven to.
ward the Belgian frontier. The Prus
slans captured a large amount of camp
stores, and drove the French from
position to position until night. The
battle was renewed early next morn.
ing and continued all day. During
the night large French reinforcements
came up, but failed to turn the scale
of victory. The Pru;aians also wore
reinforced largely, and attacked in
overwhelming numbers. MoMahon
retreated to Sedan with the remnant
of his forces. The slaughter was im.
umense. It is impossible to estimate
The Prince Imperial is said to be
in Belgium. The population is flying
in groat terror.
BuUitionr, Sept. 1-8 A. M .-Laat
night after dark, McMahon withdrew
toward Sedan and is concentrating his
forces in a strong position.
During the fight on Tuesday the
Crown Prince of Saxony captured ten
A number of French soldiers es
caped into Belgium, and were prompt
It is rumored that Basaine attack
ed Steinmetz on Tuesday. The result
PARIS, August 81.-No news has
reached here of a decisive battle, nor
is it believed that one has been
fought. MoMahon simply telegraphs
that he has crossed the Meuse without
harrassnent. Other acoounts say
there has been heavy fighiug by de
tached parties of MoMahon's and
Prince Onarles' armies, with alternate
The Garde Mobile, under the new
requisiton, one hundred thousand
strong, are hurrying to the defence of
Minister Wahburne contradicts the
rumor of vessels leaving United States
ports to prey on French commerce.
PAIntS, September 1.-The Public
says there was nb fighting yesterday.
The Government, however, has good
news. McMaheon's march has been
undisturbed. Palikao warns newspa
pors against publishing important
penidirg movements. Bazaine has
won several small engagen.ento.
La Liberte says Austria pledges
herself to more on Prussia simnltane
ously -ith France if subsidized, by
O1livier, their Minister of Finance.
The money was not paid. Austria
pressed the 'matter on France, when
Ollivier said, "Go; we fight without
LoN DON, Sept. 1--vaning.--Tho
Press of Paris admits the spuriousness
of Bazaine's dispatches.
Should the F"reneh Emperor cross the
Belgian frontier, the Belgians will de.
mand his sword. Other sevrre orders
have hee-n isaeted with the purpose of
guaranweeing Belgian neutrality.
The 1Bavaria'is are retrning home
disbande.d. A mutiny occurred among
the B3avarian landwe-hr.
The Inmdepeadonmce Belgr, of Brussels
yesterday, ayc W hih-. McMahmon was
on the heightsa or Vua u onlTuesday,
advancingz on Montimedy hie was attackedl
by the Germanis and driven. back with
dreadful carnage. That region of conn.
try is absolntely depopulat..d. This
corresponds with the Pruiii;an iccotIint ol
thm action near Beaumont, reported last
LosIno)0, Septe.mbe.r I--Noon.-No
additionial det ails ofl McMfahon's deleat
.ha-ben receive.d yet.
BERLI.N, September 1 ..-Thie telc..
graph lines are s,il'l in inextricable coin
fusion. Dates from the seat of war,
particularly those from Buumont, re
qmnre yen ficaton.
SURRNDERm OF TUHE FR EN CH
Sa.nAN, September 2, 12:20 P. M.,
via BenRLIN, September 2.--T'he whole
French armny are prisoners of war.
The lEtnperor surrendered to me....
MoMahon is wounded.
BMFonE SE!DAN4, FkANCE, Friday,
September 2-1:22 P. M.-From the
King to the Queen: A capitulation,
whoereby the whole army at Sedan are
prisoner, of war, has just been con
cluded withl General Wlmpfln, comn
mtandinig, instead of, Marshal MoMa-.
hon, who Is wounded. The Emperor
surrendered haiself to ano, as he has
no cominand, and left everyt,hing to
the Regent at Paris. His. residence
Ii shall aJppostit,. ufter an interview
with hin, at a rendeavoas to be fixed
immediately.. W hat a course events,
with God's gutidanoe, have taken 1'
lIanLt4, September 8.-A Miets let..
ter of the 24 says that uince the bat
tip of .Gravellotte twelve days have
passd without~ giving the French an
npportunity to leave the saddle.
The French are unable to prevent
the Germans fromn seising their chosen
position. Tbe garrison, including
citisens and refugees, must numaber
The Freneb. In Belgium . number
about ten thousand, with four hun
dred artillery wagopm,two guans and
one thousand horses.
'Particular. of the battle on the 1st
are still deflolett, ,though at Paris It
is~ thetaghit 16 terminated favorably, .to
the. Fgencb.- The Em poer certainly
made a;deasd -fosr a truce, Ant by
Sceo end, theD.same in personally
)'e is telaMs 4onatiee .to sayI
tht lee may held eut under
ahelter of the fortreses, and that 11s
tajOc's poiina is food,. and that he
Laka Ithetro uions ntor men.
Martial law hai been declared in
The Russian press is a unit in its
iyrnpatby for P'russia.
BRUssELs,Qeptember 2. -McMahon
was completely beaten yesterday, and
is now shut up in Sudan. His east
road to Paris is out.
]3azaino hn been completely beaten
before Metz by Prince Frederick
BRUSsF.LS, September 3.-Noon.
3eneral Failly h. been shot; one ao
eount says by his own soldiers ; others
says it was done by order of MoM.
The Empress has ordered Prince
Napoleon to return to Paris. He has
refused. A decr oe has been issued
stripping him of the rank of Prince
Le Etoile of this city, says tho
French are utterly defeated. MoMa
hon and the Emperor are prirorors.
hl'e Frenuh soldiers massacred their
own officers. Many officers escaped
The l'russiaus who entered Bolgium
surrendeted the officers of both ar
mies. They wore set at liberty on
Three thous;snd French including
one general ollicer and two Imperial
staff officers, crossed the border and
PARIS, September 2.-The journals
state that the rvported insanity of
the King of Prussia is confirmed,
PANIS, September 3.-The Journal
Official of this morning represents
every event of the campaign as asuc
cess for the Emperor.
Nothing official from the armies of
the northeast. The battles of the
past few days are considered iudicis
ive, though the louses were very hea
The journals look upon an attack
on l'aris as imporsible now, as the
Prussians are not able to leave McMa.
hon and Bazaine in their rear.
It is well uuderstood in Germany
that Paris, instead of making peace,
will defend itself to the last extrenji.
The enrollment of men between the
ages of twenty-five and thirty-five will
give in a few days an additional force
of 300,000 to the national arms.
The entrance of the French army
corps into Baden and their outting of
the telegraph wires and railroads in
all directions is confirmed.
LoNDON, September 3.-The Ger
mans are urging King William to do.
ulare himnolf Emperor of Germany.
The Telegram's special London dis.
patches from the seat of' war report
brilliant Prussian successes. Twouty
thousand French lay dead or wounded
on the field.
There is great excitement and anx
iety to learn whether the surrondor
involves a cessation of hostilities and
an unresisted occupation of Paris.
A ctespatah from Berlin sass that
since Wednesday lnst Bazaine sought
to escape to the North, but was always
frustrated. This is really believed in
McMahon is acting on the offensive.
On Thursday he destroyed the Prus
sian left, driving the Crown Prince
back of the hills of Ardennes.
MF.NODLAHEIM, September 2-11 A.
M.-Strasbourg opened a violent fire
this morning and the garrison made a
sortie, whieh was repulsed.
M 6.4 nt)EanI KIM, Sept ember 3.-The
Prussians captured an officer ' el four
chesseurs at the sally from Stra.bourg.
The second parallel is nearly fished.
MaI.I.cou-r, September 3.-The
troops which finally drove Blazaine
back to Metz worno the first and second
corps and the landwebr. The coniflict
occurred around Seregney and Nourse
WAHNGTON, Septem her 3.-Th6
Secretary of Stato has a dirpatch from
M otley announcinig the surrender of the
whole French army at Sedan, with the
B3ancroft, Minister to Bierlin, tele
graphs t.o the State Department that
Nanoheon, irn his surrender. st.ipulated
that it should be withlout prejudice to
Pairis and the Regency.
Nmsw YosK, September 3.-From
coniflieming tel-grams, we gather the
following :Mc Mahon was moving to
the relief ofMe.ts, whetn he was encoun
tered amid drivetn back by the Germans,
who pursned him closely. The pursuit
imvolved a series e 1 cornlhcta. There
was serlius work at, Sr.dan on Tuesa,
when McMahon occupwed the heights of
Vaux, near CJarignan, where the 10mrpe.
ror camne om. that dan. Thirty thouasandh
of McM ahon's troops w ero attacked ho
tweetn Moiseon and Mouliers. This
wvas the bat.tle of Beaumont. The
Frenc,h were driven over thie Meuse to
Moumsson, wvhen an encounmer eni the
other bank occntred, which resulted in
thet <driving of McMahmon from Vaux.I
McMahon faced about on WVednesdayv,
betweeni Dousty and Baze.lles, where~a
severe engagement took place. 'The
Prussians turned t he Fre.. ch rgh,t, ne.
eesaltiatitig a retirement up ti Sedan,
before which the French again renewed
the flght en Thursday, when they were
driven into thme fortress of Sedan.
The Telegram's special says Bazaiue
was at Mets. surroun,.ed, when he heard
Lf Ihe disasier to the Ninperor and
Dispatches recQiv,e4 from Vsris are
via the French cable, but the Paris
Igent of the A asociated Press is silent.
P~rom this it is inferred that the consor
orbtds tlas transmisuion of politmcal
e. entregd.el; bps ca'sed instettfe
noctmnt~ in pIqwthern cities.
A Trihnpnr special from, Thtionville
~ate4h;e.34 Aey thaM .two battles war.
bi estrda, hey wrq p~1loody;
uit degi9ireand4lAgpga a, o'li tin.
venm. Ie ahn ~a'sdrivetn across
he Mouse. McMahon's surrender is
onfimed by a. messner nd a n,,ib..
of Germanq. The enemy is in force
near the frontier.
NEW- YoRK, Sopt. 1.--Ivening.-.
Cotton advanced to. ; sales 1,500
baes ; uplands 20*. Gold 144.
CHAnLESTON, September 3.-Cotton
opened firm, elo,ed quiet ; middlinge
171. ; sales 50 bales ; receipts 557
LIVERPOOL, Sept. 3.- Evening.
Cotton closed excited ; uplande 9
Orleans 91 ; sales 15,000 bales;
The "Best Interests for Colored People.
We find in the Harrisonburg (Untn..
houla Parish, La.) New Mra, the follow.
ing letter from T. O. Bannon, minister
of colored churchea., on the Little and
Black Rivers, which should be read by
every colored person in the Stute
BLACK RIVKR. ILA., August 15. 1870.
Editor New Era:-My attention has
been called to the fact that my name
has been placed as i member of the
Parish Executive Committee of the
Republican party of this Parish, at a
meeting of said party, held, etc I beg
leave to state, tbrough the columns of
your paper, that this has been done
without my knowledge or consent, and
further. that uty convictions lead me to
act, politically, in consort with my old
neighbors and friends, of this vicinity,
who have generally extended cheerfully
to the colored people of the Parish, all
the political rights and privileges due
them in their changed relations, and
give them liberal wages and support for
themselves and families. In my opin
ion, the best interests of the colored
pe-ple require them to stand by and sus
tain those with whom thu.y have been
raised, and they know to be honest, true
and faithful to their promises with their
race. There exists a mu ual depeu
dence, which is fast producing a state of
mutual confidence, kindness and good
teeling, wiich I trust and believe will
soon be 6 rmly established.
Experience teaches ts to be suspicious
of the pronses of those made by, we I
don't know whom, or when or where to
Respect fullv, vouirs, etc..
TFIOMPSON O. 1BANNON.
WifAT SORT OF A PLACE MITE IS.
MlET, August 8, 1870.-The more
I see of Metz the more imp.s<sible; it.
it sems to tme that it shoulid ever he
taken. It may be my ignorane e. but I
do not at ill see how an enemy is to over.
comle such obstacles, if t 1h place is !kill
fully, as I am sure it would he gallantly
defended. The ramparts which encircle
the entire city are strengthene: by forts
at every salient point, and the Moselle
flows everywhere in broad, deep, canals,
with high, perpendicular walls. Then
the whole city and its environs are co.,
man'led by two imnense fortifications,
which could pour a plunging fire upon a
besieging armv. It would be in vai to
attempt to capture Mett until these for.
treasossa are taken, and they are on the
sunmits of two hilla a thousand feet
above the river.-Letter to New York
A Pa-is paper quotes "the great
American, Thlomas Jefferson," as hav
ing said "Evecryhbidy has two countries;
one in which he was born ; the other,
No mtatter what inaterested politicians
may affirm, it is perfectly evident, so
evident that 1he who runs may read that
the heart of thec nation is not in this
war-it, cannot be persuaded of the utili
ty of maasacreing so nmany of its sons.
Par-is letter ( Auguat 10) New York
7Hi On EA T CAT HEDnAr. CL.OCK AT
STaA5nouno.-It is not located In the
spire, as etne have imagined and fix
ed in their minade, but in the church,
and the figures of the twelve apostles
that come out at 12 o'clock and re
ceive the benediction of Christ are
but a few inches in heght, and go
along with a shufhling mnovetnent like
other puppets. A fter correcting the
somewhat, pa evalent impression that
this clock is colosseal, one cannot say
too urgently thlat it is a marvel of
ingennity-one of the most wonder
ful of the works of men. At least
one thousand persons assembled to
day before it to witness the ceremony
of striking 12 anid were profoundly
edified, especially by the shrill aend
long crowing of the cock who camile
to time in-t as St. Peter received the
Ex-PnE.stnENT JouNe5ON FOR (CON
OREs8.-A writer in Knorville Whig
stiggests ex-President Johnson as a
candidate for Cong res in that distriot,
now represented by Roderic R. But
1er, a Radical of quite as infamans and
contemptible a character as Whtitte
mlore. The ex-Pzesident, it is said,
has no desire to run, hut it is proposed
to nominakte him any how, me he would
not feel at liberty to decline a posi.
tion to which the united voice ,of $be
opp)oition called him. The Knox.
villa Wh'ig heartily approves the aug.
gestion of its, corresponldent, and says:
'-We wouldl not at all be surprised, if
he is nomainated by selam,ation.
What a giant he woulId mako in Con
SPIREs.--It is a proof of .demoraliza,
lion of tho li'rench people that they
should see a spy in eyery stranger. Thle
telegraph tellsa ns every day of the arre-st
of supposed spies here, thiere, and every
where, in France. It is evident that a
cspegosit Islan,tkd. UBitt this is R very
poor specioen.--Richmaondi Dispach.
A .PaaoTroAr. Ore.- Georgia
*tove dealer offers a $'75 atove -to any
y oung lhdy between thitteen and eigh.
teen :years ;of ago -who, shall, duriig
the 8tzte fair, beat illnattate her
knowledge -of the use of inch articles
by cooking a dinner for aix persona
The Cincinnati Gazette tells the fei
lowing story of a dog who has lived for
ten years apart from the world anid h:.
His cell is under a house a few di,ore
west (if John on the north side of Hop.
kinls street. The entrance is by an
spsrture in the foundation wall. Here
he. stays all day, sleeping or waking,
with the ground for his bed and
the floor of the dwelling for the cover
of his coll. Curious visitors have seen
his eves glaring in th.' darkness of hii
lodgiiig placo. No one has ever seen
him venture front hi.< retreat by day.
ie is perfectly quiet in his aecliuded
home. Sometimes a noiseless listener
in the room above hin hears his moving
about, butt a atep on the Ioor settles hint
into profound silence. About t he hon r
of midnight he steals otat qiie'ly from
his silt nt retreat and takes a ramble
through the city evidently in quest of
food. His tracks may be seen of a
snowy night. No cotr.panion has ever
been known to accotipany him home.
II lie should bark, the tenant of the story
above him would think his last hour
hai conie. Where he gets his food
atil drink no one is able to tell. How
long ho has been an inmate of his pres.
etnt quarters is something of a secret. biul
it could be ascertained. Ten years, at
leas', is the time tradition has tol the
present occupant of the dwelling, this
eanine he, mit, has lived among its loun
ilatirn walls in solitude. What induc
ed the poor animal to take up his dreary
mode of life tradition does not tell. No
tale has come out of his disappointment
in love, causing him to avoid the socie.
ty of his fellows, or a religious fervor
mausing him to renounce ti-e world and
its vanities. Only the bare fact of a sly
p1rsevering, quiet canine hermit remains
an unexplained plienomencn. The hu.
man occupants of the house are too
humane to disturb the privacy of the
poor animal for mere curiosity sake.
The probability is here he will live his
days out, and die in his chosen solitude.
EXeiTICMENT AT LONG BRAAN.--A
letter dated Long Branch, N. J., August
21st., says :
There has been intense excitement
here all the afternoon owing to the de.
nunciation of infalbbility by Rev. Sidne v
A. Corey, of New York, in his sermon
this morning. He made the follow ing
remarks concerning it:
"The greatest crime that ever was
corimmitted on this earth was done im the
nineteenth century by declaring the
Pope it-fallible and next to God. lie
bIe'lievel the war which now exist in
Europe can be set down as God's war,
brought on by the anger of God to.
wards this Popery question. Upon
announcement of the Pope's infallibility
the needle-gun commenced crackin'g
throughout France, and the war which
now exists will overthrow this impor.
tant question and diminish the Catho"
In consequence of these remarks a
mob assembled to lynch him, but he
escaped and is now safe. But all day
there has been an intensely feverish
feeling, bordering on an outbreak, like
the religious emeutes that some times oc.
cur in .\1 adrid or gi eat Spanish-Americ.n
SINGULAR.--Tbt a Government
like that of Prussia can pick up its
whole ablo bodied miale population,
anid carry it off to war in another
country, and yet fail to got a war loan
at home. Ospital cares for itself
the people are nothing.
S SAMUELR, would inform the Citizens
. of Fairfield that he will open a store at
the old siand of E. WV. Ollever this month
withI a large and well selected stock of Dry
Goods, Clothing. Boo.ts, Shocos, flats, &o.,
and etmry article huitable for a first. class
store. 8. 8A MUELS.
Pine Cotton Plantation containing (800)
eight hnndred aores, four mile:fr,om
divided into two or more tracts.
For terms and particulars apply to me
on the place or addreas as below.
J. C. C ALDWEFLL.
sept 7-lm Fairfieid County, 8. U.
?NOTCE TO TA PAYERS.
T~lE Assessors in Fairfiald County, will
..Commence the property ; both real and
personal. on Wednesday the 7th (lay of this
month. Tax Payes will be requtired to
give a description of their real estate, the
number of acres and how bousded. Fhe
returns must be made within the time re
quired by law. Any one neglecting, et'
reinsing t9 mak, returns, will be dealt, with
according to law.
J. 8. STE WA RTI
sept 8-ft2x2 ___County Auditor.
Kinsman & HowNl,
Factors and Commission
Liberal Advances mad/eon
Cotton and Naval Stores.
Char/eTii, S. C.
0otic0 to Asse8s0rs.
Tliii Assersors for Fairfield County will
I meet hI Winaboro, at the Audit or's
)Soe,on t6bSeet Wodnesda1 la8Septemaber,
1870, for casaltation.
J. 8. STEWART,
sept 1..t's County Andhiter.
Notice to Contractors.
HrlE time for receiving? proposals for re.. -
..builag Mt. Zion Collegiate Institute
a exteaded until 20th September insiat,t.
0.. Ii. MoMASTER,
8. IB. CJOWNEy,
P ERIRE BACOT,
Columbia Guardsian and Oh arlotte Obser
urep oene a. sept , .. 2