VOLUME IX.-NUMBER 1360. CHARLESTON, MONDAY MORNING, MAY 2, 1870. SIX DOLLARS A YEAR.
XU CC JES S OF THE FRENCH VOJY
THE PRUSSIAN ACCOUNT.
HOW THE MITRAILLEVRS WORKED.
iJWERESTIN? FACTS AND RUMORS.
Reports from Parla.
. PARIS, August-3.
French journal?, ol this morning, publish thc
following account of the Saarbr?cken affair :
METZ, August 2.
The French .troops passed the frontier at ll
o'clock; they instantly encountered the Prus?
sians, strongly--posted on the heights com?
manding Saarbr?cken,which were carried by a
few bataillons. The capture of the town in?
stantly followed, the7artillery compelling the
Prussians to evacuate In great haste. Gene?
ral Frossard, with one division, defeated three,
divisions of the enemy. Buildings in Saar?
br?cken caught fire from the French artillery,
and half of the town was destroyed. Mitrail?
leurs were used for tbe first time, and are re?
ported to have worked wonders.
What Napoleon Bays of HU Son.
Th?'Emperor, on his return to Metz after the
battle, sent the following telegraphic dispatch
to the Empress:
"Louis has received his baptism of fire. He
was admirably cool .and little impressed. A
division of Frossard's command carried the.
h eights' overlooking Saar. ' The Prussian s made
a brief resistance. Louis and I were In front,
where the bullets fell about ns. Louis kee ps
a ball he picked np. Soldiers wept at his tran?
quillity. We lost an officer and ten men.
, : ? NAPOLEON."
The advanced posts of Marshal Bazalne's
> corps had a brush to-day with the enemy's;
sharpshooters; several of the latter w ere ki! 1
ed; the French suffered no loss.
BERLIN, VIA LONDON, August 3. .
The following official dispatch ls pdbllshed:
"Yesterday a small detachment stationed at
Saarbr?cken was attacked by three French
divisions, and, altera short action, the posi?
tion was abandoned, the Prussians falling
' back on their supports. Loss trifling. Prison?
ers report the arrival of the French Emperor
on the bank of the Saar, at ll o'clock, in the
r The Mitrailleurs,
at Saarbr?cken, were very effective. The Em?
peror ordered the officer in charge not to use
.them unless necessary, as the Prussians had
sought refuge under cover. Afterward, a de?
tachment was seen sixteen hundred metres
distant, and through its'discharges half their
number were, left on the held. . A second de?
tachment shared the same fate.
Reporta from London.
LONDON, August 4.
Prince Frederick Charles is sick at Odel
- The Papal Committee in France, Ireland,
Holland and Belgium are raising recruits for
the protection of the Pope.
The bank rate bas advanced ' to six per
cent .. . ' 1
It-is rumored that tbe Bavarians are averse
to fighting, for Prussia.
Reports from Berlin.
BERLIN, August 4?
Officers In this city have accepted tbe heavy
wager offered by Thomas, of Paris, that the
French would be In Berlin by the 16th of An
" gust ' '"' V . .
The Prussians have a hundred thousand re
' serves to come from Berlin.
Forage is scarce on the Rhine. The Prussian
horses are suffering.
PESTA, August 4.
The Diet has declared in favor of neutrality.
' Th? War In Parliament.
" LONDON, August 2,
-I In the House of Lords to-day, Lord Bussell
moved the second reading of tbe bill amending
the militia acta. He spoke at some length in
review of the condition ol foreign affairs, and
said government requires full defensive pow?
ers. * The Intrigues and perils on the continent
are due to the uncertainty as to the course to
be pursued by England. '
In his opinion we need only to declare for
the enforcement of treaties, whereupon half
the danger would vanish, lor neither ot the
warring provinces courts the hostility of Eng?
land. Only in this manner could Antwerp be
saved. * .
Earl Granville lamented the noble Lord's
palpable lack of confidence in tbe government.
A week ago he bad fully sustained it, and the
speaker knew nothing that had since occurred
"that could properly alter his mind. '
While hilly sensible as to our obligations ro
Belgium- Earl Granville, considered it needless
and Injudicious to dis criss them with this pub?
licity. Last we?k, he continued, the noble
Lord approved the course of minister?, and
was ready to back Them np. The change lahls
position was irritating an4 inexcusable., The
subject was then dropped.
In the House of Commons Mr. Gladstone, in
reply to a question pitt by Mr, Harcourt,
ae.-m unable ? HUbmit t?? correspondence
of the late Earl of Clarendon urging disarma?
ment upon the powers. It was inexpedient
even to repeat its purport. He thought, how?
ever, that either France or Prussia might
probably do. so.
Baron Brannon said Mr. Gladstone, three
weeks ago, proposed the signing of a protocol
by the powers, recognizing the renunciation
of the Spanish Crown by the Prince of Hohen
- zollern, but he did so personally and informal?
ly, leaving the initiation to England.
On July; 19, when it wa3 entirely too laie-,
the proposition was formally repeat?*, but
even then it was supposed renunciation would
satisfy France, whom England hud vainly be?
sought to withdraw her demand upon Prussia.
Further remonstrance now can only exaspe?
rate either government, and the only course
*>4or?ngland is to seek a safe opportunity for
renewed efforts In favor of peace.
Mr. Otway, under foreign secretary, present?
ed to tne House the treatic- .nd guaranties for
the neutrality of Belgium and Luxembourg.
Mr. Cardwell, secretary for war, answering
a question, said all British regulars, except
one regiment In India, are armed with the
Snider rifle, while of the militia and volunteers
some have breech-loaders.
On the proposition of the government to en?
list'twenty thou sind additional regulars, a dis?
cussion arose, Slr W. Lawson urging that now
was the time for the intervention of England
to secure peace between France and Prussia.
i Slr J. Parkington followed in support of the
^proposal of the ministry, and in his remarks
urged the importance of its adoption, in view
of the pre-sent weakness ol the country.
A depution from New Foundlard. usklng
that the troops might remain as a defence
against a probable Fenian raid, were inform?
ed that the colonies ' most depend on them?
Vaia? of Saarbracken.
PARIS, August 4.
The heights taken by the French at Saar?
br?cken ?orm the key to the railway ap?
proaches to Tr?ves, hence the importance of
METZ, August 4.
Fourteen Prussian soldiers, captured at the
attack on Saarbr?cken, passed through this
city late yesterday afternoon. ? Part of them
were on the way to Belmont, and part to'Thlon
vllle, where they will be imprisoned. The
Prussian wounded have been cared for the
same as the French.
LiSDON', August 4.
The decree of Portugal^ neutrality has been
Thc Ws? and Commerce.
LONDON, August 4. ?
Antwerp, Belgium, i3 negotiating for a line
I of steamers to take the place of the German
! Lloyd's and Hamburg Line.
The ports of England are rapidly filling with
North German vessels anxious to escape the
A circular has lately appeared from Senor
Sagosta defending Spain as innocent of the
cause of trouble between France and Prassla.
The document has been well received.
Heavy on Bismarck.
PARIS, August 4.
The Duke de Grammont bas issued another
circular, reaffirming that the aggressive pro?
position originated in Berlin. France made
none; but, on the contrary, commenced her
disarmament. Count Yon Bismarck bases his
proposa!s*bn his anxiety' about the plans of
Russia, and gives details which the Duke de
Grammont temporarily withholds.
The Duke concludes, that owing to the false?
hood Bismarck has already uttered through
fear, he has lost all claims to be believed here
The Journal Officiel publishes a diplomatic
circular, fr ?tn the the Duke de Grammont, on
disarmament. The document, alter refuting
the statements of Count von Bismarck, termi?
nates thus: ''If Europe remains armed, ii a
million of raen are on the eve of the shock of
battle, it cannot be denied that the responsi?
bility is Prussia's, as she repulsed all ideas o;
disarmament, when we caused the proposal to
be made. Her conduct ls explained by the fact
that at that hour when France confidently
reduced her military contingent, the Cabinet
if Berlin was secretly organizing the candida?
ture of a Prussian Prince for the throne ol
Spain. Calumnies we fear not-Count Bis?
marck had lost the right to be believed, and
the conscience ot'Europe and History will say
that Prussia sought the war by inflicting upon
France, preoccupied with the development ot?
her political Inst'tutlons, an outrage no nation
could accept without incurring contempt. "
A Prussian Account from Saarbr?cken
BERLIN, August 4.
The Prussian Government furnishes the fol?
lowing details of the affair ai Saarbr?cken:
"Tho French advanced in throe columns; the
Prussians then retired to a position north of
Saarbr?cken to observe the French move?
ments. In spite of the use ol the Mitrailleur
and Chaosepot. our losses were only two of?
ficers and seventy men. The French loss ap?
peared more serious. Our troops were admi?
MADRID, August 4.
The meetings for the abolition of slavery in
the colonies have been resumed.
LISBON, August 4.
It ls reported that Don Fernando has accept
I ed the proffer of the crown of Spain.
FOREIGN NEWS BT SLATE.
Speech of King William in Fall In
Opening the North German Parlia?
ment-His Reply to tile Berlin Ad?
The following ls the full text of the speech
ofthe King, in opening the North Germau
Parliament, July 19, which was telegraphed
to us in an abstract-form at the time: ,
.Honorai Gentlemen of the Parliament of the
North German Confederation-\V nea, at your
last meeting, I bade: you welcome from this
place in the name of the allied govern?
ments, lt was with Joy and gratitude that I was
able to bear witness to the fact that, by the
help of dod, success had rewarded my sincere
efforts to meet the wishes of the people and
the requiremnts of civilization by advolding
any disturbance ofthe peace of Europe. If, not?
withstanding this assurance, the menace and
imminence of war have now laid upon the Con
lederate Governments the duty of calling you
together for an extraordinary session, you
as well es ourselves will be animated with the
conviction that the North German Confedera?
tion has labored to improve the national forces,
cot to imperil, but to afford a greater protec?
tion to universal peace, and that when we call
upon this national army to defend our inde?
pendence, we only obey the mandates of honor
and duty.. The- candidacy of a German Prince
for ihe Spanish throne, both with th . bringing
forward and the w'thdrawal Qi which thc Con?
federate Governments were equally uncon?
cerned, and which only interested the North
German Confederation, In so far as the govern?
ment of a friendly country appeared to base
upon Its success the hone ot' acquiring tor a
Bj-ely-tried people a pledge for a regular and
neac?tu? government, afforded the Emperor
of the Fwncn ? pretext for a ?asus feT put
forward in. ? iii*""?!' long since unknown
la the annals of diplomatic Intercourse, and
adhered lo after the removal of til?? Very
pretext itself, willi the disregttra for the
people's right to the blessings or peace ol
which the history of a" ionner ruler
of Frauce affords eo many analogous
examples. If Germany in former centuries
bore in silence such violations of her rights
and of her honor, it was only because in her
then divided state she knew not lier own
strength. To-day, when the links of Intellec?
tual and rightful community which began to
bc knit together at thc time of the wars ot
liberation, join'slowly the ?li?Vrent Gorman
races, to-day that Germany's argument leaves
no longer an opening to the enemy. The Ger?
man nation contains within itself the will and
thc power to repel the renewed aggressions ol
France. It is not arrogance that puts these
words lu my month. The Confederate Gov?
ernments arid myselt are acting with full con?
sciousness thal victory and defeat are in the
hands of Him who decides the fate of battles.
With a clear gaze we have measured the re?
sponsibility which, before the judgment seat
of God ami of mankind, must fall upon him
who drags two great and peace-loving peoples
of the Tieart of Europe into a devastating
war. The German and French peoples-botri
equally enjoying and desiring the blessings
of a Christian civilization and of an Increas?
ing prosperity-all are called to a mon
wholesome rivalry than the sanguinary con?
flict o? arms. Yet those who hold power ic
Frauce have, by preconcerted misguidance,
found means to work upon the legitimate, bul
excitable national sentiments of our grea!
neighboring people for thc furtherance of per?
sonal interests and the gratification ol passiops
'1 he more the Confederate Governments arc
conscious of having done all our honor and'dig
nlty permltriid to preserve to Europe the bless
ings of peaee-aud the more indubitable 1
shall appear to all minds that the sword ha?
been thrust into our hands-so much the mort
confidently shall we rely upon tin? united wil
of the German Governments, both ofthe Nortl
and South, and upou your love of country
so much the more confidently we shall
for our right against the violence o? foi
invaders, inasmuch as w-> pursue no othe
ject than the durable establishment of pea
Europe. God will be with us, as he was
The King read the speech in a firm voice
displayed at several passages much emo
ana was often interrupted by vociferous cl
ing, especially when he spoke o? the no loi
divided Germany-a remark that was ur
stood to allude to the co-operation of Bav
The other passages most cheered'were the
referring to the ~eace-lovtng German pet
and the misguld" M of the Freuch nation
The Interview at Ern?-Prussian
count of the Affiflr.
The Official Staats-Anzelger, of Berlin
July 17, publishes, under reservation of fur
communication, two official documents,
order to explain certain statements put
word by the French Ministers in the slttic
tho Legislative body, held on the 15th inst
The first document, which has been drawt
under the immediate superintendence of
King himself, states that M. Benedetti
manded, on the otu Instant, that the I
should order the hereditary Prince of Hoi
zollern to withdraw hie acceptance of
Spanish Crown. The King, however,
dared that not having ordered the Pr!
to accept the Crown, he could not oi
him to renounce lt. In a second a
dlence on the 11th instant. M. Benet
endeavored to put some pressure upon
King, demanding that he should impress u
the Prince the necessity of renunciation,
his Majesty replied that the Prince was
to act, and was also abroad. On the pu
Kroraenade at Ems, on the 13th instant,
:ing banded to M. Benedetti an extra she?
the Cologne ' Gazette, containing a prit
telegram in reference to a renunciation of
.Prince of Hohenzollern, his Majesty addini
the same time that he himself had not yei
eel ved any letter from sigmarlngen on
matter in question. Thereupon M. Bened
declared that what he meant was a rennn
tion, and asked, on the part of France, l
the King should distinctly promise ne
again to consent to the nomination In qi
'tlon. His Majesty firmly declined to cou:
with this demand, but M. Benedetti, neverl
less, insisted upon a third audience in orde
resume the topic. The King refused to gr
this audience, on the ground that no fart
reply was necessary, and that
negotiations should pass through
hands of his Cabinet. The wish expri
ed by M. Benedetti to leave v
granted by the King, and on his journey
Coblentz, In going to the station, his Maje
courteously saluted M. Benedetti. The sect
document contains a report by Prince Raf
wll, aide-de-camp to the Klug, in reference
the manner In which he Intimated to M. Be
dettl the King's message declining another i
dlence. The document declares that the wh<
of the audience In question was merely of I
character of private conversation, since
Benedetti never stated that he acted by i
thorlty or as negotiator. The Staats AnzeJ*
says, In conclusion, the French Governme
was well aware that Baron' Werther was i
recalled from Paris, but had merely recelv
leave of absence, and had delegated 1
functions to Count Solms-Sonnenwalde,
on former occasions, and that he in?ormed t
government of the matter.
The Evacuation of Rome -Cardini
Antone Hi Bids the French Depart I
The Roman correspondent of the Allgemel:
Zeitung says that the French Ambassador, '.
de Bonneville, has handed to cardinal Anl
nelli a note iront bis government relative
the occupation of CIvita Vecchla by Frem
troops, in this note the French Governme
states that It has been urgently requested I
Italy and other Powers to put an end to tl
French occupation of Rome, and that befo:
Svlng a definite answer to those demands tl
uke de Gram mont thinks lt necessary first
consult the Holy See, as the most interest?
party, on the subject. He therefore Invlu
Cardinal Antonelii openly to state whethi
there is any ground for fearing attacks on tl
integrity ol the Papal territories in the evei
of a withdrawal of the French troops, in ord?
that France may be enabled to take an accurat
view of the situation, and regulate her policy 1
pending questions accordingly. To this Cardin
Antonelii replied that complete peace no
reigns tn all parts of the Papal States, and thi
the Papal Government has a force at its di
posai which ls. more than sufficient both l
' prevent any disturbance of public peace in th
interior of the country, and to repel all a
tempts at Garlbaldlan or Mazzinian invasioi
from without. The Cardinal concludes by ol
serving that although, if the Papal territoi
were attacked either by regular troops or b
volunteers, directly or Indirectly supported t
the Italian Government, they could be easll
disposed of by the Papal militia, such a can
palgn could not fail to disturb the public peaci
and thereby endanger the object of the Frene
occupation. The Uardlnal'hopes that no sue
event will occur, even If France were to witt
draw her troops, and that no serious dange
to the peace of the Papal Statesand the secur
ty of the Holy Father is to be apprehended.
Will Waterloo be Avenged !-A Q,uei
tion which People are Asking-"Tear
lng the Treaties"-A Napoleonic Idea
[From the Pall Mall Gazette.]
It is wrong, perhaps, to consider what ma
be the result of the war between France an
Prussia from a purely selfish point of view
Still it is natural; and it will already have o:
.jurred to many Englishmen that If France sue
ceeds in "tearing up the treaties of 1815,'' (al
ready badly rent) she will at the same tim
have avenged all her great defeats of the NH
poleonic period except one, and ol the fou
great powers who combined to'crnsh her, wll
nave retaliated on all but one. First came tb
turn of Russia, then that of Austria, now tha
of PniS3la. If Prussia should be beaten, wll
the intoxicated soldiers of France remembe
that there remains still-In the language o
Berner, pleading for the Louis Napoleon o
the Boulogne expedition-,4une d?faite a ven
Plan of thc Prussian Campaign.
[Berlin Correspondence (July li) of the Londoi
The plan of the campaign ls openly spoket
of even by such as really ought to know some
thing of lt. But this ls always the case here, anc
can hardly he otherwise, where the voluntan
co-operation of the whole people is expected. I
consists in a simultaneous advance of the whoh
army, without the reserves, towards th<
French lrontler. The four main railroads lead
lng Irom the Elbe to the Rhine will then b(
altogether stopped for private traffic durin?
the days destlued to the conveyance ol'troops"
It ls supposed that each of thew railways can
convey 20,000 soldiers a daj\ The locomotives
and wagons returning next dav, 20,000 asrair
may be conveyed on the same railway the thlrc
da?, when tli-jy will have collected ut the sttv
lions at the east, or will have been echeloned
along the line. Thus, the 210,000 ?fi?n ot thc
North German army, now !n garrisons east o:
the Rhine, will be on I.P.? banks of that rlvei
the filth day after tile commencement of thc
movement. The reserves will follow as they
come in, which, in Prussia, is very quickly,
The Landwehr, this time not destined to acl
on the aggressive, will fill np the garrison?.
The advance will be concentric upon I'aris,
unhesitating and unceasing, until the French
are met. Neither an attack from the sea, not
a French diversion In Southern Germany, will
be heeded. The strategical part of the war ls
considered here much easier than than lt was
in the Austrian campaign, when the Austrians
?md Saxons sought rel tige in the natural fort?
ress of Bohemia, which had to be Invaded bj
mountain passes bet?re the great baUleand
the final march upon Vienna could take place.
, It is supposed, in fact known, that Austria
will remain neutral ii Russia does. Russia
probably will. If. however, Austria does not,
neither will Russia, and then there would be
' simply two wars, ti Franco-German one and a
, rtusso-Austriau one, the latter undoubtedly ol
! slow progress, and thus not Interfering with
the other. For the Franco-German war would
: be lar more rapidly brought to an end than ti
; Russo-Austrlau one.
War Preparations in Germany.
The Berlin correspondent cf the London
t Times declares that the Germans viii meet
, their eremies m a epirit becumin?; the magni
: tude of the stake, ile writes :
; Thanks to the incessant provocations of the
? French Government, they have been thorough
. Iv warmed to the work in haud. Stoce 1813.
: when M. Thiers asked for tho Bhiue fiootier,
- they have by all the successiveijovernrat-nts of
- Frar.cs Dcen tieaccd nsapeople whose political
t insienificanco must bo prolonged at any cost,
? if Fnnce ivas to be happy. They fcavo lone
: pstiputlv endured tue taunts and tile wron:s
1 :uflic o-i by their neighbors. As ?3 their habit,
i tbev did not much complain, whils unable to
secure redress. Of lato they had hoped that
ia their steady progress towards unity they
had already b?come too formidable to be wan?
tonly attached. They were also too confident
in the civiliz?d soirit of the age to suppose a
nation like the French would resort to bleoJ
8hed to prevent its neighbors from arranging
their own concerns. S?nog that they have been
mistaken in both these assumptions, they feel
that a div of reckoning has como,, and will do
their duty with a willi As pond and Datriotic
men they are resolved to avenge the past and
make tbe future secure; aB peacelol, industrial,
and cultivated citiz?ne, they cannot help look
me upon the legions assembhng on their
frontiers as upon barbirians preparing for a
razzia. . ...
One determination to ward off and punish
this crying sin prevail* in all parts of Germany.
In the. North it is a etern desire for action; in
the excitable 8onth the feeling is a more fiery
one. and if not universal, it pervades such t
vast majority of tho people aa to impose all but?*
absolute silence upon toe Ultramontanes, the
Republicans, and oth9r fractions of the anti
Union party. Whatever remembrance! of i860
may have be?n lingering in mcn'a mindi, they
are now submerged in a common hatred of the
insulting foreigner. Oarrisd away by the car
rent, the Bavarian, Wurtemberg^ and Sa?eo
Governments hive already announced their
formal resolution to stand with Pius nia, and
join tba Northern Confederacy for better or tor
Tbe entire army is beins mobilizid. It com?
prises 315,000 line, 3-33 ODO reservo, and 330 OOO
Landwehr, to which must be added 80,000
Southerners at the lowes: computation, ali
these figures, giving a grand total of 1 025 ODO
men. represent drilled and practiced soloicrs,
effective and reaJy for B?rvioo. The estimates
oo paper are mach tuner. The declaratioa of
war has takea Germany by surpris?. There
can be no doubt that the French, meditatiog
war for some time past, have S3cretly pushed
their armaments. 1'hey will, therefore, be
sooner ready than thc Germans, and it is ex
Sected luvada tbi. country in several cjlnmas
etona eoffi-ient dafence cm bs prepared.
Thanks, however, to toe exes?ent armv orgia
iz it ion of Germany, thid advantage will no
lay t long. Ian prevented from eutorin^ into
cetails. Even if not iorbiddm by .law, a pioper
respect for the safety of tha country wjald re
srrain me from imparting military intelligence
ut thc present stage.
Skirmishing on the Front-French
Forces Close to the Pruuians-Thc
French Bridging the Saar;
LONOOX, Wednesday; August 2.
A correspondent writing from Baarbriifken,
on the 29th ultimo, reports thattlarge French
forces are said to be assembling immediately
behind the hills; but deserters from them say
they have nothing to eat, and their appearance
confirms their report; they are halt starved
and woe-begone. Some French Infantry en?
tered Prussian territory at 3 o'clock this morn?
ing to dig up potatoes. They were driven off
without any potatoes, and with the loss of two
men. Potato-digging has been attempted at
intervals all along the lrontier.
The common belief now, as to the plan of
campaign, is that three armies will form at
points from Saarbr?cken southward; the
Bouthermost to advance on Strasbourg; the
cext on Nancy, and the third to mask Metz co
oi">eratIng with the second.
The French can hardly have been acquainted
with the weakness ,or the Prussian force In
Saarbr?cken during the last'few days. It ls
not now so much at their mercy. The Prus?
sian patrols are very active, and penetrate to
the extreme right and left of the valley. The
non-success ol the enemy's sharpshooting en?
courages them to go within unnecessarily
short distances of the French outposts.
A Prussian party made their way yesterday
along an open marctiing space below the'
woods which stretch to the French camp,
when some Chasseurs burst out of the wood
within fifty yards shooting. The Prussian
party r?ade off as fast as they could, the
Frenchmen firing at them behind. This Is the
worst exhibition yet of French unsteadiness
and want of self-restraint. If thc Chasseurs
could have remained quiet a minute or two
longer, they might have destroyed or made
prisoners of the whole party. Even when
they had nothing to do but take good aim at
the flying horsemen from fifty yards onward,
they did not succeed in hitting their bodies.
Three shots were received in different parts of
men's equipments. Bodies of Infantry are
continually going out to reconnoitre.
The same correspondent, on rte 30th ult.,
says that the Prussian patrols, during the
night, had suffered more severely than usual.
One party was surprised by the French con?
cealed in a wood, who suddenly fired upon
them, wounding a Uhlan and a fusilier of the
second battalion of the 40th. Two other men
were wounded in the different patrols.
The Fronch are building a bridge over the
Saar, between Grossbllttersdorf and Huckwei
Ier, near Saareguemlnes. The work done
yesterday on top of the hill turns out to be a
protected battery. Two cannon have appeared
there. Fighting is expucteJ.in the course ol'
a day or two.
French Guns N ear the Prusalan Front??
Comparison of French ami Prussian
A correspondent writes from Saarbr?cken
on thc 2Sth ult., that a company of infantry
and a squadron of Uhlans entered that town
on that morning. About fifty of the infantry
had gone out to reconnoitre. The report of
? thirty or forty Prussian Infantry from Saarlouls
i having discomfited a squadron of cavalry and
three companies of infantry is confirmed.
The owner of a nilli near Ludwelden, where
the skirmish took place, came Into town on
the 28th with Intelligence that six French
pieces of artillery had appeared on a neigh?
boring hill. This is the first artillery seen.
Prince Frederick Charles Is expected at
Kreuznach, and the Crown Prince at Kaisers?
From Hie top of the hill behind Saarbr?cken.
I where the Prussian picket ls, one can hear tho
French band playing. Tho Piuhcii shoot at
any Prussian who wal?;s along Forbach road.
At half a mile out of town, one has to '-look
out." If the shooting of the last few days is
any indication ot the general character of
French and Prussian shooting, wc may expect
to hear tint the French, with plenty of time
to aim, make very fair shooting up to surpris?
ingly long distances: but that In rapid firing
they are very wild. The Prussians, on the
other hand, will not ev>jii attempt shooting at
long ranges, but at ranges suited to their guns
-under .juo yards-are steady and certain
marksmen. The artillery tiring of the French
on that day was very good.
The Purpose of the Pruulan; to Enter
France-American Families c.? un ct
A correspondent at Frankfort writes on the
29th ultimo, repeutlng that the purpose of the
Prussians to enter France is fully believed.
Many American families in Frankfort arc
vainly trying to get away. Hamburg is filled
The Newberry Herald says: "We learn thal
a negro child was found drowned a few days
ago In Bush River. It was tied hands and fe>*t.
The father confessed tu the perpetration o?
this most brutal and heartless deed, and is now
In Jail. We alsc learn that a negro boy is in
Jail charged with the murder of Iiis brother,
which occurred in Hie following way: They
were working in a gin house, when one said
to the oihev, 'Why can't you work without
cursing every other word T whereupon thc rc
proved one deliberately chopped the other lr
thc head with a hoe. causing bl? death soor.
GOVERNOR SCOTT SHOWING THE
Thc Firat Move In the Game of " Win
? cheater Rifle Law."
[SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE NEWS.]
COLUMBIA, Thursday, August 4.
Some indications ol' the policy of his Excel?
lency the Gove^or with reference to the or?
ganization of the militia may appear In what
be bas done in Richland County.
' There were several companies of colored
volunteer militia troops organized and prompt?
ly supplied with arras. They riiVe been dril?
ling for some months. Five of these paraded
in the celebration of the Fourth of July.
So much for the colored troops. No com?
plaint ls intended, nor ls any Implied, in these
statements about the organizations regularly
completed. - .
But-and here appears a glimpse of the poli?
cy-there were also raised two or three com?
panies of whites. Of these only one-the Co?
lumbia Rifles. Captain O'Neale-has been as
cepted.^he others were declined by his Ex?
cellency, upon the ground, (we will suppose,)
that his complement was full before they pre?
sented themselves. .
There is nothing to complain ol In this, pro?
vided we are satisfied with the reasons al?
But why has not this white company, ac?
cepted several weeks-probably two months
ago, been commissioned as to its officers and
furnished with artfis, as the colored companies
were ? To my certain knowledg2~appHcation
lias been made repeatedMio. tbi^i?Vernor for
commissions and arms, ' so Jbtft'the esprit de
corps might not die oaV*^jffl^Vtne- drilling
might go on regularly. His Excellency has
constantly delerred the matter with civil
The delay cannot be shifted to the office of
the adjutant-general, for upon application to
that bureau, Assistant Adjutant-General Elliott
seconded the application, and In person urged
the granting of commissions and the regular
Issue of arms to this company.
And still his Excellency refuses.
He may have a right to refuse.
And our people have aright to know it.
AFFAIRS IN COLVMRIA.
The Removal of Dr. Parker.
[FROM OUR OWN CO?RESPONDENT.]
COLUMBIA, August 3.
The removal of Dr. J. W. Parker from the
State Insane Asylum, with which he has been
connected for a long time, excites a good deal
o? comment, but not much surprise. His re?
cord ls so honorable there that his removal
proves how clear the party lines are to be cut.
It ls a party step, clearly, since no other reason
can be assigned for it.
Dr. Ensor, who succeeds Dr. Parker, is not
offensive to our people, as would have been a
good many others of the Scott party. Indeed,
it is hard to say who of that shade of politics
would not have been worse than Dr. Ensor,
who ls understood to be a Republican temper?
ate in his views. That which is offensive in
the appointment is that lt fs a political affair,
and it is not a worse man who is removed to
give place to a better.
A meeting of the Executive Committee of
the Union Heiorm party will be held In the
Committee Rooms at Columbia, on Monday,
the 15th instant, at 8 o'clock, P. M.
REFORM IN SPARTANBURO.
Another Rousing Meeting.
The Carolina Spartan says lt is truly gratify?
ing to the friends of good government to
hear ol' the enthusiastic demonstrations of pop?
ular approval with which the leaders of thc
Union Reform party are received wherever
tiley go. The meetings recently held In An?
derson and Pendleton are reported to have
been the largest assemblages ever known at
those places. Old and young, black and white,
male and lemale, crowded around the speak?
ers, and manifested an interest in the new
movement, which justifies the prediction that
Radicalism will be overwhelmed in disgraceful
defeat next fall. It says further:
All we want is a fair vote and a fair count,
and we fear no danger. Scott's only chance
now ls to hire some of his minions to murder
a few colored men In certain counties, in order
to declare them under martial law, and have
the voting all ins own way. But whilst such a
plan might have worked admirably a few
years ago, it will not bc submitted to now.
we intend to have afair, free vote this time, in
spite ol Scott, Hubbard and the militia. The
people remember the history ot the Randolph
murder, and they have seen the signs of blood
upon the garments of those who walled the
loudest over his grave.
The Reformers of Spartanburg had a rousing
meeting on August 1.
Resolutions were adopted for the appoint?
ment ol delegates to thc County Nominating
Convention and thc Congressional District
Convention. All thc proceedings were earn?
est and enthusiastic.
REFORM IN NEWBERRY.
Wonderful Effect of the Speaking.
The Newberry Herald, which gives a glow
In" account of the reception of the Reform
candidates at Newberry, says:
While thal bold and commanding champion
o? Reform-General Butler-was telling potent
truths to thc crowd which oscillated within the
circle of lils hearers, one of those old fashion?
ed, earth-moving, ante-war rains fell. And
the harder it poured, the louder grew the
voice and the more trenchant the blows ol
the speaker. Hnrrali for Reform ! Thc thun?
ders of eloquence were followed by an electric
Mash of sympathy in the hearts ol'the brave
men who "stood the storm," as Ute flood
"ate? ol' heaven seemed to be removed for
?iicli a baptism as the parched earth of our
town had not had for over a year.
Africa took advantage of the shower to run
from before the thee of General Butler, whose
withering rebuke of wrong was more than
half ol'it could stand.
Some one In the crowd observed, that the
Reform speakers are Ulled with thunders ol
eloquence, and can strike spontaneous electric
?hocks in thc hearts of the people. Anolhei
delighted listener said, "Why, wherever these
gentlemen speak the rain fol lows-they beat
cannonading all hollow. Why look, said ho.
we havn't had a soaking rain herc since last
Februarv, and this rain will be worth to me.
alone, over five hundred dollars.
NEW YORK ITEMS.
NEW YORK, August 4.
No new facts have been elicited In the Na
than minder Inquest. The three sons, inc'.ud
lng Washington, to whom suspicion pointed
The hod carrier's strike for three dollars i
day wa? successful.
RICHMOND, August 4.
Thc Conservative Central Executive Com?
mittee issued an address recommending the
postponement of the congressional nomination
until the State Is redistricted. They oppose
entangling Conservatives in any party alli?
ance, and recommend that the party In Vir?
ginia support that national party which up?
holds the banner of constitutional liberty,
equal laws and lust administration.
MISC EG ENATION.
JACKSON, August 14.
An unusual event occurred here last night
In the marriage of the Hon. Albert T. Morgan,
white, a distinguished Republican senator in
the Mississippi Legislature, to Miss Carrie
Highgate, colored. The ceremony was per?
formed by a colored minister. The couple left
immediately for Cleveland. Ohio, Morgan's
lormer home, via Louisville. The affair natu?
rally creates a sensation in the community.
Morgan ls a lawyer of some ability, of temper?
ate habits, and colonel of a Michigan regiment
in the Federal army. The bride ls decidedly
of dusky hue.
NEWS FROM WASHINGTON.
WASHINGTON, August 4.
This morning the Hon. Joseph Segar, of
Virginia, caned the Hon. W. S. Lincoln, of
New York.' Segar was balled for five thousand
The Postmaster General will employ naval
vessels for the transportation of the mails rath?
er than pay higher rates for ocean service.
Attorney General Akerman declined address?
ing a Southern Republican club here, because
he would have to allude to the Georgia case,
which comes before him soon in his Judicial
It <s understood that Akerman"s opinion will
favor an election this fall.
The President arrives to-morrow by the
NORTH CAROLINA ELECTIONS.
RALEIGH. August 4.
Though much excitement prevailed, the
elections here passed off quietly. No returns
yet. There were some attempts to intimidate
the Conservative negroes. An altercation
took place this afternoon between an English?
man and Harris, a negro candidate for Con?
gress, during which the latter was knocked
down by the former for calling him a damned
European convict. Considerable excitement
ensued, but was soon quieted by the Mayor.
Both parties are sanguine of success. It ls
alleged that numerous frauds were perpe?
trated by Republicans in this city, which will
speedily be developed.
UNITED STATES COURT.
GBEENVILLS, S. C., Tuesday, Argust 2.
The court was opened at ll o'clock A. M.,
Hon. G. 8. Bryan. presid'Dg.
The jurors answered to their names as on
The following cases were dispoaed off :
United states vs. James Richards. Making
false returns as revenue officer. Discontinued.
United States vs. Rich Lee, Jr. Bench war?
rant to anewor order.
United States vs. Thomas Holfczclaw. Struck
off the docket; defendant dead.
Tho crand jury returned into coart with the
following true bills :
United States vs. Alfred Bamfass. Distill?
ing without paying tax.
United States vs. Jam PB Cantreld, Sr. Die
tilling without pay mer tax.
United States vs. Alberry Cash. Distilling
without paying tax.
United States vs. Newton Thomas. Distill?
ing without paying tax. Section 23,1866.
United S ates vs. Yera Thomas. Distilling
without payiDg tax. ?section 23, 1866.
Ihe court then adjourned until to-morrow.
at 10 o'clock A. M.
OUR CANDIDATE AND OUR CAUSE.
A Glow Int; Eulogy of Judge Carpenter.
(From thc Columbia Guardian.]
Recognizing that much good has already ac?
crued irom the movement for Reform, and
being hopeful of its success at no distant day,
it will not be out ot place for us to-express our
gratification at the cor ' al manner in which its
standard bearer, Judge Carpenter, has been
received. When he said that he was a soldier
in war, not in peace, we felt our prejudices
melt away, and our hearts warm towards him.
He does not come among us to advocate
thc Winchester rifle law. He does not
malign us by saying that the State is
a nest ol assassins. He feels free to
go and come, and speak his opinions
trankly amougst us. Brave and generous men
respect each other's convictions. Such men
can differ in opinion, and maintain their friend?
ship undisturbed and imruflied. It is your
opinionlst who cannot be endured; your con?
troversialist who ls despised; your "higher
law" man (Winchester rifle law, or John
Brown's pike law, for Instance,) whom it ls
hard to love and forgive. Judge Carpenter Is
not built upon the model of Sumner or B. F.
Buller, men of Inextinguishable hate. He ap?
preciates the fact that both sides In the late
civil strife, having accepted, should abide the
arbitrament ol arms, each in a spirit proper to
its condition and to its sense of right in the
contest. He appreciates the heroic, uncom?
plaining pride and patience ol the South,
and. scorning her traducers and betrayers,
as She scorns them, takes his place by her side,
and resolutely prepares IO serve and defend
her, We hall the advent of such a man, like
the bow of promise which spans the sky while
we write, as a happy augury of peace and good
will. We are constrained to add that, by lils
(rankness, his kindness, his appreciation of
our dead and his regard for our living, Judge
Carpenter has confirmed the general prepos?
session In lils lavor. We have to thank him,
too, for his bravo and hopeful spirit. It is, to?
day, a power in the land. Ir braces the minds
of "many ieebler men to struggle and strive,
who. out for this magnetic aral timely
influence, would have continued in the
..slough of despond," floundering In thc
mud of their difficulties and doubts. It
is no eulogy, but'the simple fact, to say
that the commanding abilities and learned ac?
complishments of Judge Carpenter, as well as
his ready and thrilling eloquence, are known
of all men, and now receive constant illustra?
tion. The proceedings of the Har of Charles?
ton and Oranaebtirif."headed by the venerable
and Illustrions names of Dunkin and Glover,
constitute ai: Honorarium-a testimonial at
once to integrity genius and fidelity, of which
anyon.' inightoe proud. We cordially wel?
come and warmly commend a man who has
SO many tides to" our regard, and who daily,
lavs us under obligations by the sturdy and
manly blows which he strikes lor our redemp?
tion. And his eau?! -'Hear him for his
-The luna (Mississippi) Gazette, ol July 27.
says: "President Jefferson Davis passed up
this road a few days ago on his way to Europe
lor his family. We have some reasons to be?
lieve that he has been invited by a crowned
heal to come to that country and engage in a
certain war now going on. If Mr. Davis were
to do this, thousands "of Confederate soldiers
would follow him. and be but too glad to fight
under this brave soldier, pure statesman and
unspotted gentleman. Jeff. Davis to-day
stands higher in the estimation of the virtuous
and brave than any mau in America. We hope
he may be made a marshal of France."
ww - ? ii, jr Viii ^ x.
A Republican Journal Denounces the
Infamous Governor of Korti) Carolina.
[From the New York Times, August 2.] < .'
The troubles in North Carolina have assumed
a phase which rend?is an interpretation of.
their real character comparatively easy. At
an earlier stage thov snsgested a contest be?
tween t lie local Executive and the enemies of
law lo limi'od portions of the State. They new
exhibit the Governor as the enemy of law. and
as the arbitrary, unrestrained military mle - of
a State in which civil authority ab JU id bo su?
preme. * .
It is unfortunate-that the Go vero or. who has
placed himself above the law, is nevertheless
able to boasr cf the support of the Govern?
ment of the United- States. ?For what pur?
pose are national troops Bent into North Caro?
lina ? Infamous as Holden's orders ara, infa?
mous aa tho conduct of his minion.-Kirk, has
been, we have yet to hear of the first attempt
at armed resistance to eitb'i. Tliere is mar?
tial law loithout an insurrection-a great dis
play of military force lo crush insurgents who
have no visible existence. There is no con?
ceivable use for the Uuited States troops now
in the Slate-unless it be to keep guard at the
polls on Thursday ia the interest of Holden.
Bat are bayonets proper adjuncts of the ballot
box, even in North Carolina ? Can President
Grant have properly studied the position in
North Carolina when he allowed Holden to
make United States soldiers tbe instruments
of a cruel tyranny ?
ALI. ABOUT THE STATE.
A Tough Story.
The Newberry Herald sayu: "We are in?
formed tbat on last Thursday a gust of wind,
accompanied with bail, arose in the region ot
Dutch Fork, and increased in volume tili lt
reached the neighborhood of Stony Battery,
where it swept down quite a number of out?
houses, tore up trees, destroyed orchards,
corn. Ac. We have also been informed of a
most singular occurrence, but, as we are tena?
cious of our reputation, we do not vouch for
its truth. It i's this: Some time last week, a
current of wind or heated air passed over and
through a four-acre field ot cotton in the
neighborhood of Pomaria, from the effects ot
which, in a few hours, the whoje field wither?
ed ant! died, no life being left In it. The same
current, it is said, prostrated two pieces of
corn,'turnlng over one-half to the right and
the other to the left, the sections being divid?
ed by a fence, without doing other injury. We -
cannot vouch lor this story for it came second
hand, and ls somewhat tough beside, and yet
lt may be an 'ower true tale,' for there is no
telling what strange freaks wind and weather
are not capable of exhibiting."
Shreds of State New?.
The smallpox has entirely disappeared from
Helena, where several cases some time since
The post office at Mount Crogan, Chesterfield
County, has been re-established. Mr. James
Kirkley bas been appointed postmaster.
We regret to learn that a little girl two and
a half years old, a daughter of Francis M. Gib?
son, living a few miles from Mount Willing, In
Edgefield 'County, was so badly burned on Sat?
urday, the 9th of July, that she died in abont
six hours. The child took fire while the mother
was absent a short willie from the house.
Trams leave Char eaton dally at 9.30 A. M.r.
(Sundays excepted,) ind 6.30 P. M.
Arrive at Charleston 7.30 A. M., (Mondays ex?
cepted,) and 5 P. M.
Passengers for all points North, by leaving at
?.so A. M, can go via Weldon and Richmond, or
by leaving at 6.30 P. M., can go via Weldon and
Bay Line, or via Richmond, and thence via the
Aqula Creek or Gordonsvilie routes to Washing?
Passengers for the Virginia Springs, leaving by
the 9.30 A. M. train, will reach Richmond at 11.16
A. M., and leaving by the 6.30 P. AL train reach
Richmond at 8.15 P. M., in time to connect with
train leaving for the Springs at 8.45 P. M., or can
lay over until the following morning, at 8 A. M.
This is the cheapest, quickest and most pleasant
route to Cincinnati, Chicago and other points
vrest and Northwest, both trains making close
connections at Washington with Western trains ot
rainmore and Ohio Railroad.
S. S. SOLOMONS,
P. L. CLEAFOR, General Ticket Agent.
OUTH CAROLINA RAILROAD.
OENERAL SUPERlNTENDrlN'IV? CVFIOE, \>
CHARLX8T0N..-. i!. Xi/O, WW >
On and after aendcy. Mr.- .atb, the Passenger
Trains upon '.>J? Sostn .vonna Railroad will ron
as follows :
Leave Charleston.8.80 A. M.
Arrive ut Augusta.4.26 P. M.. .
Leave Cnarleston.8.30 A. M. -
Arrive at Columbia.4.10 P. M.
Leave Augusta.8.00 A. B~
Leave Columbia.7.46 A. M.
Arrive at Charleston.3.30 P. M.
AUGUSTA NI G ET EXPRESS.
Leave Charleston.8.30 P. M.
Leave Augusta.6.00 P. id
Arrive at Augusta.7.05 A. M.
Arrive at Charleston.5.40 A. H.
COLUMBIA NIGHT EXPRESS.
Leave Charleston.7.80 P. M.
Leave Columbia.7.60 P. M.
Arrive at Columbia.6.00 A. M.
Arrive at Charleston.6.45 A. M.
Leave Charleston.2.60 P. M.
Arrive at Summerville..4.10 P. M.
Leave Summerville....7.10 A. M
Arrive at Charleston.8?6 A. V.
Camden and.. Columbia Passenger Trains on
MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS-and SATCBDATB, and be?
tween Camden and Klnrv-llle dany, (Sundays ex?
cepted.) connects with up and down Day Pa?
sengers at Ringville.
Leave Camden.8.86 A. M.
Arrive at Columbia.11.00 A. M.
Leave Columbia.l.oo P. M.
Arrive at Camden.6.40 P. M.
H. T. PEAKE,
may 13 'General Superintendent.
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Digestive Lozenges of the Alkaline Lactates, a
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