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VOLUME IX.-NUMBER 1360. CHARLESTON, MONDAY MORNING, MAY 2, 1870. SIX DOLLARS A YEAR.
LAST NIGHT'S DISPATCHES.
A DOUBLE VICTORY.
LONG HID DESPERATE FIGHTING.
ROTH WINGS OF THE FRENCH ABM T
McMahon om the Right Loses 4000 Pris?
oner*, Thirty Gana ?nd Six
FROISSA RD BEATEN BACK ON THE LEFT.
THE FRENCH RETREATING ON METZ
TUMULT IN PARIS ON THE RECEPTION OF
^- THE NEWS.
RIOTOUS SCENES AT TUE BOURSE.
TUE EMPEROR'S ACCOUNT OF THE
JPARIS DECLARED IN A STATE OF
HASTY PR?PARATIONS FOR THE DEFENCE
OF THE CAPITAL.
The Prussian Victory Fully Confirmed.
BERLIN', August 7-6 P. M.
The French have been deleaved along the
entire line in the two days' fighting, and are
in retreat on* Metz and concentrating for the
defence o? Paris. McMahon was beaten on
the right, and Froissant on the left The
Prussians captured four thousand prisoners,
thirty gnus and six mitrailleurs from McMahon.
The 'fews of the Reverses in Paris..
PARIS, August 7-6 P. M.
The French official reports confirm the news
that the army bas met reverses on both wingB.
?ar? J is in a state of tumult. The people are
maddened by the defeat of the French arms.
The Presse of to-day says that at the Bourse
yesterday several persons were arrested. "At
3 o'clock shouts of A bas la Bourse ! were ut
tered by portie* at the dissemination of false
news. Thereupon the order was given to
close the Booree, the crowd became furious,
and tore up the railings of the enclosure.
Force was brought to bear and the building
was. evacuated amid applause from the crowd
m on the place outside. Judicial investigation
is now going on.
; The Sews in Washington.
WASHINGTON, August 7-9 P. M.
The cable telegrams that reach us from the
- seat of war in Europe are somewhat confused
and contradictory; but they are construed at
the North German Legation as being greatly
to the advantage of Prussia.
[SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE NEWS.]
^M WASHINGTON, August 7.
m The Assistant Secretary of State has received
??flotable dispatch to-night from. Minister Wash?
burn*^, dated at Paris to-day, and announcing
that a great battle was fought yesterday be?
tween the French and Prussian armies, which
resulted in the defeat of the French army. He
especially mentions the defeat of General
McMahon's corps and tbe corps commanded
^.'General Frolssard. There is great excite?
ment in Paris, and the telegram adds that it
is being placed in a state of siege. Owing to
the absence of the Secretary of State, it bas
been found impossible to obtain the exact
language of the dispatch for publication. Baron
Gerolt has also received official Information
announcing the victory of the Prussians in
Further Accounts of the Prussian Vic
BERLIN, August 7-8 P. M.
The following olficial dispatches have been
MATENCE, August 6-10 P. M.
The French have been turned back along
their entire Une, and have commeuced a re?
treat towards the Interior of France. They had
commenced an advance from Saarbr?cken,
which they had held since the famous battle of
three divisions against three companies of
Prussians; bot, having to fall back, they burn?
ed that rich and unprotected town, and, in
withdrawing, spread the conflagration by
throwing hot shot into it.
SA A RB rte CK EN", August 6-1 P. M.
The Town of Saarbr?cken, bas just been re?
taken by the First Prussian Corps, under com?
mand of Genera] Steinmetz.
? MATENCE, August 6-9 P. M.
The heads of the Prussian columns ap?
proached the river Saar on Friday last. Gene?
ral Karners found the enemy west of Saar?
br?cken, in a strong position in the moun?
tains, and commenced immediately to attack
them. Following the sound of the cannon, a
portion ot tbe divisions of Barnakeow and
Stupnag came up. General Goeb??n took
command, and, after a very severe fight, the
position occupied by General Froissard was
taken by assault. General Francais and Colo?
nel Renter are among the wounded.
MATENCE, August 7-6 A. M.
General Goebelin reports, concerning the
fight we3t of Saarbr?cken that many hun?
dreds of prisoners were taken. From these
we gather that Froissard'-: corps was engaged.
Our force in tin action wa3 four divisions.
Night alone put an end to the fighting. The
enemy covered his retreat by a heavy fire of
artillery. General Steinmetz arrived in the
evening and took command. The los3 is
heavy on both sides. The French lost very
MATENCE, August 7-4 A. M.
The Prince Royal reports as follows : In the
battle of yesterday, in which we defeated
McMahon, whose corps had been reinforced by
divisions from the corps of FaiHy and Canro
berf, we have taken two eagles, six mitralUeurs,
and at least four thousand prisoners. General
Bago was wounded. The loss wa?? great on
BERLIN, August 7.
The French Emp?rer has withdrawn his
entire line, and is concentrating his troops for
the deience ol Paris. His losses have been
enormous. The Prussians overtook the re?
treating French forces early on Saturday
morning west of Saarbr?cken, near Spiehrea
Hills, a position at which the French endeavor?
ed to make a stand during their retreat. This
was carried by the Prussians at the point of
the bayonet. This battle ls known as that ol
BERLIN, August 7.
The King sends the following dispatch to the
Queen: "Good news. A great victory has
been won by our Fritz. God be praised for
his mercy ! We captured four thousand pris?
oners, thirty guns, two standards and six mi?
trailleurs. McMahon, during the fght, was
heavily reinforced irom the main army. The
contest was very severe, and lasted from 7 in
the morning until 9 at night, when the French
retreated, leaving the field to us. Our losses
MATENCE, August 7.
Prince Frederick Charle?is at Blieskastel
and General Steinmetz is between Sulzebach
and Saarbr?cken. The general headquarters
of the army ia now at Kaiserlantem. It ls re?
ported that General McMahon was wounded
in the battle yesterday.
COLOGNE, August 6-Midnight.
The battle near Saarbr?cken to-day began at
ll A. M., and at 9 to-night it still continued. Our
troops repulsed the enemy, who bave aban?
doned the field ol battle. We have conquered,
but our losses are heavy.
La Liberte publishes the following: "At 1
o'clock to-day the Bourse was invaded by a
crowd maddened with Joy and enthusiasm.
Instantaneously the windows in ali the streets
near by were hung with flags, on account of a
great victory announced to have been gained
by Marshal McMahon. We managed to get
through the crowd to the bureau of the commis?
sary of police, who said he bad not received any
official news. A lew moments after a placard
was put up by the administration, which an?
nounced that the corps of McMahon bad occu?
pied a strong position, but made no mention
of a battle. Rentes are quiet at 67f 7c."
French Official Dispatches.
PARIS, August 7.
The Journal Officiel, in its second edition of |
to-day, publishes the following proclamation:
'Frenchmen! Up to this hour, we have
always given, without reserve, all certain
news which we have received, and we con?
tinue to do so. Last night we received the
following dispatches: 'Marshal McMahon has
lost a battle. General Frolssard, on the Saar,
baa been obliged to retire. His retreat was
effected in good order.. All can he re-estab?
lished.' (Signed) NAPOLEON. "
METZ, August 7-3.30 A M.
.'My communications have been interrupted
with General McMahon. I am going to place
myself in thc ceatro of the position.
(Signed) ? . NAPOLEON."
METZ, Augu6t 7-4.30 A. M.
"After a series of engagements, in which the
enemy brought heavy forces into the field,
Marshal McMahon was forced to fall back
from his first line. - The corps of General
Frolssard had to fight yesterday from 2 In the
afternoon with the entire army of the enemy.
Having held his position until 6 o'clock, be
ordered a retreat, which was made In good
(Signed) LE BOEUF.''
X Stirring Announcement-Paris In a
State of Siege.
PARIS, August 7-Sunday Night.
The following proclamation has Just been
"Details of our losses are wanting. Our
troops are full of elan. The situation is not
alarming, but the enemy ls on our territory,
and a serious effort is necessary. A battle ap?
pears Imminent. In presence of this grave
news, our duty is plain* We appeal to the pa?
triotism, the energy of all. The Chambers have
been convoked. We are placing Paris with ali
possible baste in a state of defence. In order
to facilitate tlie execution of military prepara?
tions, we declare the capital in a state of
siege. Their must be no iaint-heartedness
no divisions. Our resources are immense.
Let us pursue the struggle without flinching,
and our country will be saved. Paris, August
7,1870-10 P. M.-By order ol' the Empress
Regent. Signed: M. Ollivier, Minister of
Justice; Due de Grammont, Minister of For?
eign ?Affairs; M. Cheavaadln de Valtlrome,
Minister of the Interior: M. Seegrls, Minister
of Finance; General Vicompte de Jean, Minis?
ter of War, ad interim."
A SLANDERER E UNIS HED.
The Editor of the Scurrilous F:ing Or?
gan Thrashed-How he Took, it-What
, People Think about lt-Movements of j
[3PZCIAL TELEGRAM TO THE N2WS.]
COLUMBIA, Sunday, August 7.
An encounter occurred this morning in the
Columbia Hotel between Captain George Tup?
per and Mr. John M. Morris, editor of the
Radical Organ published ia Charleston. The
difficulty grew out of an article published in
that8heeton General Butler, entitled "A Coun?
Captain Tupper accosted Morris and asked if
he was the editor of the sheet in question, and
author of the article alluding to General But?
Morris replied, "Whether I wrote it or not,
I am responsible."
Captain Tupper instantly dealt Morris a blow
on the face that staggered him, but he caught
against a pillar and recovered himself. Ano?
ther blow was passed by Captain Tupper, when
Morris ran up stairs, his starting being some?
what accelerated by a lifting kick from behind.
On reaching the top of the stairs Morrie stop?
ped, when Tupper sent his hat up stairs by
Captain Tupper was subsequently arrested
by Trial Justice Solomon, and held to bali lu
the sum ol' $500 to appear at the October ses?
sion of the court. Ile was also bound over io
keep the peace for a year and a day. Colonel
Thomas Taylor, Judge John S. Green, Major F.
H. Elmore, anti a number of other prominent
gentlemen, volunteered promptly to go on his
ball bond. The community heartily^approve
and endorse the prompt action of Captain flip?
per in resenting the personal abuse and scur?
rilous attack on General Butler by the Ring
Judge Carpenter and other gentlemen pro?
minent in the Reform movement, will address
a meeting of citizens at Alston. Fairfield Coun?
-Dr. Deem?, ol New York City, has with?
drawn his name from the ex cutive commit?
tee ol'the Evangelical Alliance, because "tin
willing to bft connected thus with a boclv
whose doctrinal basis lorbids such non as
Francis A. King, of Baltimore, a Quaker, and
vice president of the Bible Society, Recome,
X WO DATS' SARD FIGHTING.
I VICTORY CLAIMED BY BOTH SIDES.
OFFICIAL BULLETIN FROM THE
CROWN PRINCE OF PRUSSIA.
CONFLICTING ACCOUNTS ABOUT MAR?
INTERESTING SUMMARY OF FACTS AND
A Better Feeling in London-Rumors
from the Seat of War.
There is a better feeling la the markets and
on 'Change. The cause cannot be traced to
any feature of political news, and ls probably
tbe result simply of r?faction from exaggerated
depression which followed the fl st announce?
ment of the Franco-Prussian war.
Rumors are prevalent of righting now going
on, but no confirmatory dispatches from the
Continent are to hand at this hour.
Latest advices from the seat of war concur
that Marshal McMahon Is advancing. He now
holds a strong position on the Bavarian fron?
tier. Tbe entire French line ls kept io com?
munication by underground telegraph.
Tbe Affair at Welssenburst-Heroism of
the French Troop*-The Prussian
PARIS, August C.
The Journal Officiel of this morning says the
French troops, who, to the number of 7,000 to
8,000 were engaged In the affair before Wels
senburg, bad to contend with two Prussian
army corps, including picked troops of the
Prussian guard. The Journal adds, that in
sp'tft of the inferiority of their numbers our
regiments resisted the assaults of the enemy
for several hours with admirable heroism,
when they were forced to give way. The loss
of the enemy was so severe that he did not
dare to pursue. While at Saarbr?cken we have
a broken Prussian line, our 6wn remains In?
La Liberte, of this morning, publishes a pri?
vate dispatch, sent at midnight last night, from
Strasbourg, reporting that McMahon beat the
Prussians yesterday evening. The latter evac?
Telegraphic communication with Welssen
burg has been re-establis?ied.
La Liberte says McMahon moved yesterday
towards Welssenburg. He was but two hours
march from that point, and bis men marched
at quickstep. He has between 60,000 and 70,
000 men. To-day there will be 150,000 men
concentrated near Weissenburg. The loss of
the Prussians In the recent engagement reach?
ed 10,600 In killed, wounded and prisoners.
The French forces defending the town were
but 8000 or 10,000, while the attacking force
numbered fully 40,000. The enemy was so
severely crippled that he could not follow the
French when they retired.
Enthusiasm In Paris-No Official Re?
ports-Disturbances in the City.
PARIS, August 6-P. M.
The enthusiasm of the people over the
favorable reports from the frontier is indes?
cribable. Enormous crowds fill the streets
around the Bourse so that no vehicles can
pass, and shout and sing patriotic songs.
Cafes are filled to overflowing. Placards are
posted at the Bourse, giving particulars of the
last two days' fighting. Official reports are
awaited with feverish anxiety; none have yet
appeared, and a3 the government will permit
no other news from the array to be telegraph?
ed abroad, tbe bulletin reports cannot be used.
The police last night made a seizure of spe?
cie shipped to the theatre of war by private
parties. The books and safe ol' Baron Hirsch
also were seized on a charge that the rule re?
quiring them to be placed under seal had been
Attacks were made last night upon the
shops of money-changers, which were occa?
sioned by imprudent remarks made by some
of their employees, who are Germans. The
police protected the threatened places fvoru
damage. At one shop, which bore the arms of
Russia, a placard was placed, bearing the in?
scription, uRespect for the Arms ol Russia."
The shops which were menaced last night
remain closed to-day.
The Gaulois of to-day prints a dispatch from
Metz, reporting that a regiment ol" the Royal
Guards of Prussia was cut to pieces at Wiessen
burg. A Prussian general was wounded. The
French soldiers fought like lions. The loss of
tile enemy was 7000 hors de combat.
A Reported French Victory-Two Days
LONDON, August C-8.30 P M.
The Globe, on undoubted authority, says a
great battle, in which many bodies of troops
were engaged, began yesterday, but was In?
terrupted by darkness. It was resumed early
this morning, and continued until 7 o'clock
this evening, when victory was declared for
the French. Similar rumors are current in
Paris, affecting the Bourse.
The conflict between McMahon and the
Crown Prince of Prussia, already mentioned,
was apparently the commencement of the
Official Report of a Prussian Success.
LONDON, August 0-9.30 P. M.
Thc following dispatch has just been receiv?
ed here :
..WEISSKNRERG, VIA BERMS, August 6.
"The Prince Royal has defeated Marshal
McMahon. Official report of the victory for
the Crown Prince.-'
Thc Prince Royal's Bulletin Announc?
ing a Victorious Battle.
BERLIN, Angrot,;. /
Via London, 10:30 P. M. J
The IVince Royal telegraphs the following
bulletin from the field of battle: "A victorious
iatile Las been fought near Werth. McMahon
was totally beaten hythe larger portion of my
command. The "renell retired upon Bltsche.
(Sigoet?) FREDERICK WILLIAM,
FIELD OP BATTLE, near Werth, 4:30 P. M.
A duplicate of the above dispatch lias been
received direct from Berlin.
Thc Address of tito Prise? Royal to his
Troops-Thc Prisoners of War.
BERLIN, August C.
The Prince Royal, Frederick William, com?
manding the South German army, issued the
following proclamation: .'Soldiers of the
Third Corps-I am appointed to command you
by the King. I greet you, soldiers ol Prussia,
Wnrtemburg and Baden, united under ray
command. Your courage, discipline and per?
severance fill me with pride, joy and confidence.
In true fraternity, continue to spread your
fag over new victories, which, tjod wl'.ns us
will insure honor and pea? to united G
French prisoners so far taken in the t
have been distributed around Berlin. Pr
sians will prove by their treatment ol' th?
men that, though they are captives, they i
no longer enemies.
Advance of thc Prussian Army.
CARLSRUHE, August G
Tlie army of Baden yesterday passed t
frontier and advanced to Leuerburg. where
established headquarters and seized soi
boats in the river. "The French loss at Nuk
chen was three killed and one wounded at t
shelling of St. Jean station.
Prussian Movements Before the Batt]
LONDON, August 5
A special correspondent at Saarbr?ck
writes as follows, Tuesday morning : ? c
guns are being brought up opposite the Frene
and will reply If the French open Ure."
The letter breaks off here to catch the po
The same correspondent, writing Mond
night, 6ays, "I thought at the end of my it
letter that my contributions from Saarbr?ck
were finished, and had set out for the rallwi
station, when a commun'cation received fro
one ol the best informed men in the pla
made me determine to stay, and to-day t
monotony of Saarbr?cken has been broke
Two thousand men, with IC guns, have con
within a mlle of town, and two whole regimen
are lying in the immediate neighborboo
The first and third battalions, and fortieth H
henzollern fusiliers made their appearance c
the Saarlouis road, at the top of a hill tv,
miles out of Saarbr?cken, about 5 o'clock, ar
with them came Bixteen guns and a large Hr
of wagons. They did not come into the towi
but turned into a large field, high upon tt
hills, where they will bivouac to-night. Ther
was great joy at the new3 of their approacl
and the towns-people went up to the field t
receive them with provisions, presents <
cigare, Ac. When I wrote my first lette
there were hardly more than five hui
dred men In Saarbr?cken, and had tl
French made a move forward, even with
small part of their forces about Forbach, w
could have made no resistance whatever, bi
from one Bource or another our loree was eui
ousiy exaggerated. Paris papers have credl
ed us with an extraordinary garrison. Thei
are at present just outside of the place 30C
men, and, moreover, the forty-eighth reg
ment, with sixteen guns. Within a short di
lance are the ninth hussars and the sixt;
ninth regiment of the line, with thirty gun
Thc twentieth regiment, which was to hav
come here to-day, advanced nearly to Saa
br?cken and then turned In another dlrectloi
The destination of the regimeat is unknowi
General Von Guben made his appearance her
yesterday, and remained for a sUort tim?
The present com mander is General Von Gulst
The French Army of Africa-Forwari
Movement Into Germany.
STRASBOURG, August 5.
Yesterday, alter the council of war, Marsha
McMahon, with his chlef-of-staff, Genen
Coulsan, surveyed the Rhine from Kehl brldg
upwards. They visited Brumuth, twenty mile
north of here, where a cavalry division and i
part of the first division of Infantry are encamp,
ed. From the movements it ls conjectured tl:a
Marshal McMahon, with the African army, ii
about to cross the Rhine, and dash rapidly, bj
way of Carlsruhe and Heidelberg, to Frank
fort, and that thence he will endeavor to cul
the railroad communications between Berlii
and the Rhine. It ls believed be will leave
Mayence on bis left, white the main army
pushes on through the lower Rhine provinces
to Mayence and Coblentz. The forward move
ment, it is rumored, is fixed for Saturday. It
ls reported that the Prussians are gathered in
force in the South, and that the Baden force ie
in the Black Forest.
Facts and Ramon from London.
LONDON, August 5.
Advices from private sources attribute the
delay in opening the campaign after tbe ar?
mies were ready on both sides to a renewal of
Napoleon's proposals for peace, which were
finally refused to-day by Bismarck.
The Gaulois says that the Emperor will issue
a decree making the Marseillaise henceforth
the national air of France. During the fight
at Saarbr?cken it was played by the bands.
The French hospital service have 24,000 beds
ready for wounded.
The Constitutionnel says that thc agent of
Prince Charles of Roumanla in Paris took an
active part In procuring the renuncialion of
the throne of Spain by his brother, Prince Lc
pold. The Berlin government, irritated al the
conduct ot the agent, have demanded his dis?
missal, but Prince Charles refuses to yield io
Offenbach, the opera bouffe composer,
though a German, has published a French war
Bong, entitled "God speed the Emperor."
It is rumored that the Count de Camrnonl
la Force bad arrived in London, as special
messenger from the Duke de Grammont, to
assure this government that France will re?
spect the neutrality ot Belgium, and it is added
Jjiat he has met willi a cool reception.
It is asserted that the bank fate was raised
for poll^cal effect, and not from financial ne?
Political Disturbances in Belgium.
LONDON, August 3.
Violent political and religious disturbances
occurred' yesterday In Brussels and Ghent.
Mobs held the streets for some hours, and
sacked convents and other building-:. Troops
were'called out, and the riots suppressed. The
cities are now tranquil.
LONDON, August C.
A correspondent writes from Coblenlz on
Tuesday thal the Prussians were in much
greater force on the banks of Hie Saar and Mo?
selle than was generally supposed. Hence
they do not Intend to full back on Mayence or
Mannheim, but will hold the French ia check
from Sierek to Loulerburg.
One proof is the long trains o:' provision
wagons stretching from here to Troves, and
the ambulance train willi them U mach too
great a force for a mere affair of outposts.
Moreover the large square here (Clement z
Plat/.) is covered with peasants' wagons laden
with bread and biscuit, all moving west.
Troves is now the headquarters of the eighth
army corps. The Prussian wagon and ambu?
lance service is more perfectly organized and
their horses in better condition than those ol'
The soldiers are in admirable spirits. Their
enthusiasm ls less noisy than that of the
enemy, but their quiet confluence is far prefer?
able to such effervescence as I recently wit?
nessed on the oilier side. Coblentz ls full of
landwehr. There are few troops ol the line
The fortifications are being rapidly strength?
ened and trees arc being felled In readiness
for attack. All commanding points about the
great fortress, the occupation of which would
render it indefensible against modern artillery,
ar.? now strongly fortified, and earthwork
are being rapidly constructed towards the
A special correspondent at Cologne writes
on Tuesday that troops are passing steadily
through that city, going southward, all in ex?
cellent condition, each corps with provisions
for six weeks.
No enthusiasm surpasses that of the South
German regiments, many of which have peti?
tioned to form part of the advanced guard.
Expected Fighting Near .Mayencc.
A special from Frankfort on Tuesday says it
is generally believed that a great battle will be
lought near Mayence. The number of men
now massed between Mayence and the front is
The citizens of Frankfort, supposed hostile
to Prussian rule, show a lavish hospitality to
the ?roops. If they do noe love the Prussians,
they at least detest the French. This war, in?
stead of detaching Frankfort from Prussia, has
developed sincere attachment to fatherland.
Prussian batteries passing through here are
observed to be much lighter and more service?
able than in 186C. German officers believe the
Prussians will bring into the field a gun supe?
rior to the Napoleon pet artillery, and the
French mitrailleurs will find their match.
The Freneh at Saarbr?cken.
A Paris special of Wednesday evening says
the French very reluctantly admit that they
do not occupy the town of Saarbr?cken. They
simply preserve a position on the heights, on
which they had erected batteries a week be
fore the attack.
It is now well understood that Saarbr?cken
was never an outpost, and so long as the
Prussians occupy Saarlouis, was not an import?
ant military position.
Filty departments at first exempted from
garde mobile service have been warned that
they must immediately furnish their contin?
The Belgian Question.
The Paris Presse Judges from movements of
the enemy's troops that Belgian territory will
be violated by Prussia. The Emperor has au?
thorized English, American and Austrian phy?
sicians to onter the military hospital service.
English pilots are forbidden to servo the bel?
The press of Sweden and Norway approve
the neutrality declarations.
Coal tas risen over one hundred per cent, at
Bavaria haB voted a war loan of two millions.
Torpedoes have been sown thickly m the
channel of the Weser.
A correspondent of the Independence Belgo
says the affair at Saarbr?cken was a mere farce.
lhere is great popular impatience ia Paris at
the delay io operations on the frontier.
The fortifications of Antwerp and Hamburg
are being nut into a complete state of defence
with all possible haste. Saltpetre, in vast
quantities, bas be .n ordered from Ind a.
Bismarck's organ, a: Berln, now approves of
England's obsei vance ot her neuirality obliga?
There were serious ri >'.a in Geneva on Sat?
urday arising ont ot certain criminal trials;
The French yat :h fleet follows tbe French
naval fleet to the Baltic to act as ambulances.
It was General Abol Douay, ii.fantiy com?
mander who was killed at Wiesssnberg, not
General C. Douay, general commanding a
The Journal of St. Petersbure, in a leading
article, strongly sympathize* with Ealgium,
and urges the miintcnancD of neutrality.
General licnn publishes *a letter to prove
that Bismarck was io 1856 reidy to aban lon
Belsium sod Luxembourg to France. It is said
that Tiena was prompted to mike th; publica?
tion by friends in France.
The press of Madrid City discuss the atti?
tude of the Washington Government towal ?s
(Juba. MontpeosieriBts use it as an aignment
for an early meeting of tbe Cortes.
'J be City of Sunderland, England, has sent an
address to Premier Gladstone, urgiug neutral?
TheSiturdiy Review explains the withdrawal
of French troop? from Rm; by the anomaly
of their pres3nc3 theroand by new French w r
cries, which the Empsror bas authorized, in
eluding tbe Marseillaise.
The Saturday Review SITS Germany baa
acccB3 to English armj tbroa?!i Hjliand,
which arc supplied by England ai.d may in
turn Bond supplies to North G?rminv. ibo
Economist think* tbe suspension of the Bank
of Franc; was a war m-asure to reserve funds
for thc troops.
A GREAT VICTORY.
Result of tbe North Carolina Elections.
RALEIGH, August 6.
Election returns received to-day confirm the
previous opinion expressed that the State has
gone Conservative by 5000 to 15,000 majority.
Cobb, Republicau, 1st district, and Dixon, to
fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of
Heaton, both Republicans lrom 2d district, are
certainly elected. Additional returns render the
election or Waddell, Conservative, over Dock?
er}-. Republican, certain; Gilliam, Conserva?
tive, elected to fill Dewees's vacancy, and H.
Rogers, Conservative, to next Congress for the
4th district, elected; Rogers beats Harris, a
negro, about 900;Leach, Conservative, is elect?
ed over Scott, Republican, tor the 6th district;
Harper, Conservative, is doubtless elected over
Jones, Republican, in the 7th district. Both
houses of the Legislature will be largely Con?
servative. Some claim a two-thirds majority
in each house.
WILMINGTON, August 6.
Returns enough have been received to settle
the fact that the Conservatives carry both
houses of the Legislature by decisive majori?
ties They also carry the 3d, 4th, 5lh, 0th and
7tli Congressional districts, which makes the
delegation stand five Conservatives and two
Republicans. In the 3d district Waddell, Con?
servative, is undoubtedly elected, though two
counties iiave yet to be heard from. Careful
estimates ?ix his majority at 375. It is con?
ceded that Shipp, Conservative candidate for
attorney-genera!, carries the State.
RALEIGH, August 7.
Judge Brooks, of the United States District
Court, has issued writs of habeas corpus lor
all citizens now held by Kirk under order of
Governor Holden, to appear before him al
Salisbury, where he opens court to-morrow.
The State ha? gone Conservative by a very
large majority. Besides electing five out of
seven Congressmen, the Conservai ives will
have a two-thirds majority in both branches of
Josiah Turner, editor of the Raleigh Semi?
ne!, has been arrested at his home, in Orange
County, by a detachment of Holden's militia,
though the county has never been declared in
a state o? insurrection.
-Persons desiring to visit France can ob
I tain passports by direct application to the
Passport Bureau, State Department, Wash?
THE STATE CANVASS.
THE REFORM CAUSE IF SPARTAN
ANOTHER SPEECH F?OM JUDGE CARPENTER.
[FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.')
SPARTANBURG COURTHOUSE. August 4.
A celebrated Russian author bas written a
fable which will be appreciated by the people
of South Carolina. Be relates that in a vicini?
ty thickly settled, and in a prosperous condi?
tion, the small streams, ia consequence of
heavy rains, rose Buddenly, flooded the coun?
try and swept away crops, houses, fences and
other property, reducing to poverty the people
living on their banks. After recovering irom
the shock, the people assembled and deter?
mined to appeal to the river, (of which the
streams were tributaries,) to make the streams
restore the property they had carried off. say?
ing that the river, so large, noble and gene?
rous, would not allow its "Inferior waters to
steal with impunity from the people." The peo?
ple proceeded down the streams until they ar?
rived upon the banks of the river, when to
their amazement they saw floating upon its
broad, surging bosom, the very goods which
had been stolen from them. Said one of the
party. "Let us go back, the power which we
thought would sustain us and restore our
goods not only encourages those who stole
fr?re us, but receives the stolen goods which
The condition of the people of South Caro?
lina is exactly similar lo that of the people
mentioned in the fable. Soon alter the "Scott
Ring" came into power and placed Its satellites
Into the county offices, they commenced to
prey upon the people, who. believing that the
men wno occupied the offices of the State, (in
former times held by men of unsullied reputa?
tion,) appealed to them for redress. But in?
stead of being relieved, they found that they
must submit to all wrongs, taxation, thieving
and all other means the minions of Scott have
for plundering the people, as the State officials
not only sustained their minions, but shared
their spoils, and were themselves engaged in
stealing from the people of the Stne, differing
from their minions only in that they stole on a
AFFAIRS IS NEWBERRY.
The allusion to the minions ef the "Scott
Ring" who hold the county offices, naturally
suggests to us to mention some Instances of
the management of the affairs of the court of
Newberry by its officers, which show that they
are very much like all of Scott's appointees,
or those elected by the men who support the
"richest live" Governor. As we are Informed
contracts were given out at rates largely In
excess of the amount necessary to do the
work, showing that the commissioners were
negligent in their duties, or, as is believed by
a majority of the citizens, criminally divided
the profits of the contract with the contractors.
Among thc instances mentioned we will cite
! one where a man for $150 contracted to build a
causeway, or something of the kind, across a
creek, which cost (10, and was washed away
by the first rain which le IL alter it was built.
Another-a bridge which cost about $76 to put
up-was let out, by contract, for $300. The
credit of the county bas, through the misman?
agement of its officers, fallen so low that
money cannot be borrowed to pay the honest
and dishonest debts. It ls said by the citizens
that there is no money in the treasury, and
that one of the commissioners who attempted to
borrow for the county, offered as high as eight
per cent, per month, but tailed to get it. Not
only are th? commissioners complained of but
nearly all, if not ali, ol' the county officers.
MEETING AT STROTHER'S DEPOT.
Early Wednesday morning our party left the
hospitable residence ot Hr. R. V. Gist lor
Spartanburg Courthouse. We crossed the
Broad Ri ver at Strother's Depot, (Fairfield Coun?
ty) on the Spartanburg and Union Railroad,
where we found assembled ahout one hundred
colored and filly white men who, understand?
ing that the candidate of the Union Re lo rm
party would be there to take the train, had
come to request them to make speeches while
walting for the train. Having plenty of time,
lt was determined to accede to the request,
and Judge Carpenter, General Butler and
Colonel Simons, made brief but stirring ad?
dresses, which the audience hilly appreciated,
as was evinced by their deep, earnest atten?
tion, and frequent applause.
After Judge Carpenter concluded, the train,
which had arrived, and was waiting tor us,
signalized its readiness to start. The party
was soon aboard, and, after a short, smooth,
rapid run, were at Union Courthouse, where
thev witnessed another specimen of
When the train arrived at Union Courthouse
Hie sheriff. Mr. Rogers, served a writ upon it
to satisfy an execution in his hands in laver
of Joe Crews. It appears, from information
given us. that Joe Crews, the Governor's
lackey, bought up some bonds of the Spartan?
burg and Union Railroad, and instead of suing
upon all of them sued only upon enough to
come under the jurisdiction'of a trial Justice,
secured a judgment, and then attempted to
levy upon the train, hoping to stop it and thus
prevent the Reform nominees from meeting
their appointments. Mr. Jeter, the president
of the road, said he would be responsible lor
the amount of the levy, and the train was al?
lowed to proceed.
TUE CANDIDATES AT SPARTANBURG.
.We arrived here about five o'clock, P. M.,
yesterday, and were taken In charge by a com?
mittee of citizens and carried lip into the
town; where the party was divided-part going
to Wiiliams's Hotel and the others being quar?
tered at the Palmetto Hotel; at night the band
of the Eighth Infantry, whose music hath oft
delighted the citizens ot Charleston, serenaded
Judge Carpenter, who, in a few sentences,
most cordially thanked them.
To-day, in a grove near the Williams Hotel,
and before about two thousand people, one
fourth colored, the candidates of the Reform
party and Colonel T. Y. Simons delivered ad?
dresses. During the morning, one of Scott's
appoint?es, Fleming by name, and county au?
ditor, trial justice and -collector ol internal re?
venue-the" Corbin of the up-country-man?
aged to get Into an argument with Judge Car?
penter regarding the latter's charges against
the Scott Ring, and was "devoured," "used
up," "routed, horse, foot and dragoons." But
more of him hereafter; let ns return to the
On the stand were Colonel J. H. Evins, Colo?
nel J. H. McKissick, Major D. R. Duncan,
Colonel Gabriel Cannon, E. H. Bobo, Esq., J.
H. Clayton, Esq., Judire Vernon and Captain
H. H. Thomson. About ll o'clock, Colonel
Evins called the assemblage to order, and said
they had met to unfurl the bannerol' the Union
Reform party and to hear thc standard-bearers
to whom the Hag had been entrusted-Hie
Hon. R. B. Carpenter and General IL C. But?
ler. Jud^c Carpenter, a distinguished and
high-toned gentleman, endorsed by the bars of
Charleston and Orangebunr. at whose courts
he had presided, and one whose ermine had
never received a stain. General Butler, whose
heroism on the field had only been equalled by
his devotion to the State since the return of
peace. Colonel Evin- fien introduced as the
first speaker "a worthy son o? South Carolina,
distinguished as a lawyer, and whose facile pen
had worked vigorously ami efficiently in the
cause of Reform "-Colonel T. V. Simons.
A RADICAL'S OPINION OF RADICALS.
Colonel Simons, after showing np the cor?
ruption of thc "Scott Ring," mentioned that a
few elms ago he conversed with a Radical in
Charleston, who was bitterly opposed to the
Reform movement, and thought it was very
roolish fur any party to base its platform upon
honesty. He didn't deny that his (the Radi?
cal) party was a band of robbers, and sahl
that if it were formed on honest principles, it
would go to pieces; they existed by briberv
and corruption. When the Governor said he
intended to veto the Phosphate bill, he (the
Radical) put bia hand In his pocket and said
that h.e would buy up the Legislature, and pass
thu bill over the veto, and did, and offered to
show the Colonel the receipts the members
had given tor tho bribe money paid them to
vote the veto down.
THE STATE BANK BILLS AND JUDGE CARPENTER.
The Colonel paid a high tribute to the in?
tegrity and worth ot Judge Carpenter, ac J
sam that all the charges which Radical malig?
nity could suggest had been made against the
Judge since he had refused to unite with
them in their nefarious schemes, and had
joined a party organized to drive them out ot
the offices which they had disgraced. One of
the charges was that the Judge had a case be?
fore him relative to the bills of the Bank of
the State, and had withheld his decision until
he had purchased the bills, and then decided
so as to make a speculation out of them. This
charge, said the Colonel, was false, and he
doubted not all of the others were equally so.
He was one of the counsel In the case, and on
the day the arguments were concluded, the
Judge, Injopen court, gave his opinion of the
case, upon which his written decision after?
wards was based.
If any one doubted, said the Colonel, that
all honest men, both North and South, were
anxious to see the Reform movement success?
ful, they would only bave to read tbe news?
papers and converse with leading men of both
sections, read and hear them speak of the
Ring, which were not only a disgrace to the
Republican party, but to civilization. He
would give one or two specimens. He related
how Judse H?ge, in 1867, wanted all of the ne?
gro population to have but one head, so he
might cut lt off with one blow; three months
later Inveigled them Into voting for him for
Congress, and two years later, (only a few
days since,) when the colored people refused
to renominate him. endeavored to get the
Union Reform party to take him tip and run
him. He related the history of Whittemore,
(well known to all,) and who had drawn np
the platform of the Radical party which ad?
mitted that relorm was necessary In Its ranks,
and pledged themselves to make the reform
and then stand upon a platform drawn up by
the cadet broker, and wno was also charged
with still worse crimes. In speaking of Whitte?
more. the Colonel read an editorial article from
the New York Tribune, advising that Whitte?
more be arrested and Incarcerated at once for
his crime of selling the cadetshlp. Said the
Colonel, I asked Mr. Corbin, the United States
District Attorney for this State, why he did not
have Whittemore Indicted, and he replied that
he could not, as the offence was not committed
in South Carolina.
GEN. BUTLER AND TUE RADICAL ORGANS.
General Butler was next introduced, and after
alluding to the causes which led him to join
in the Union Reform movement-reasons be?
fore explained and well known to the people ot
South Carolina, a desire to conform to the laws
of the land, and to rescue bis state from the
band of robbers which infested it-said that
several assaults had been made upon bim for
entering upon this movement, and especially
by two of Scott's organs-one of them not a
thousand miles away, (the Spartanburg Radi?
cal sheet)-but all he had to say to them was
to repeat Tristam Shandy's reproach to the
fly : "Go away, little insect, there ls enough
room in the world for both you and I ;" ne
could afford to disregard such miserable, con?
temptible sheets as they.
RADICAL CONFESSIONS OF VILLANT.
The General spoke at length of the neces?
sity of the people arousing themselves to ex
?el from office the robbers who filled them,
he Radicals themselves admitted that refor?
mation was necessary, and proposed to reform
themselves. Some good citizens want to join
the party and reform it, but that would be
like joining a band of robbers and attempt?
ing to make honest men ot them. However,
whatever the differences may be In regard to
correcting the evils which exist, all know that
they do exist and are determined to correct
THE BLACK CODE.
While General Butler was speaking, a color?
ed man named Smith, (a trial justice, the only
colored appointment made by Scott in this
county.) instigated by Wlnsmlth, a low white
man, prominent in the Loyal League, said he
would like to know something about the
"Black Code." You are just the man I want
to see, said the General. I am glad you asked
me the question. I suppose you got the In?
formation that I voted for the Black Code from
the lying organs of Scott. Well, now I tell
you I spoke and voted against lt. He then
read an article which, in speaking of him and
the Black Code, said that "by relerrlng to the
House Jour7i.il, page 119, In the vote on the
third and foal reading of the bill, among
the nays will be found the name of General
Butler." Now, said the General, I hope you
are satisfied. I want you to look up that page
and see for yourself. The charge that I voted
for the Black Code is false. I brand lt as a
malicious, deliberate and contemptible lie.
[Enthusiastic applause.] ' '
EDUCATION OF THE COLORED PEOPLE.
Judge Carpenter was next Introduced, and
after briefly alluding to the charges made
against him and denying them in toto, and
saying that he came before the people endorsed
by the truest, best men of the State; knowing
this, he felt assured that the envenomed shafts
of the enemy, tipped with malice and perjury,
would fall harmless, proceeded to snow the
colored people in what way the Radicals had
deceived them. In the matter of education,
he said the Radicals had promised to educate
tlie colored men's children, and had appro?
priated $30.000 to establish free schools. Of this
amount .they had paid $33,000 in salaries for the
superintendent of educationand school commis?
sioners-leaving $17,000 to be absorbed In buy?
ing school-books and paying travelling ex?
penses for the commissioners. Under these .
circumstances, he could well understand why
no schools had been established and the chil?
dren uneducated. He knew the tithes were
also appropriated for school purposes, but he
had not heard much from them; he doubted
not that the school fund was now in debt to
the commissioners. He had never heard of
school commissioaers being paid before: when
he was school commissioner In Kentucky, he
was satisfied with the advancement of the
pupils; but Scott's commissioners had to be *
paid-to aid in taking the money out of the
pockets of the people.
THE UP-COUNTRY CORBIN.
Judge Carpenter next showed what Scott
had been doing for tile colored people, allow?
ing them to vote and giving the offices to the
white men. The Governor did not think the
colored men flt to hold office. He (Judge C.)
desired to know if any colored man held the
offices of couuty auditor, trial justice and col?
lector of internal revenue ? Why had not the
Governor given one of the offices to a colored
man ? [The colored people here pointed to
Fleming, and cried out, "Ihat's bim; that's
him !" and Jeered him until he left very much
NO POLITICAL MOVEMENT.
Judge Carpenter said the Union Reform
movement was no political movement; it was
simply a movement to drive out of the State a
band of robbers which infested the State. It
was useless for people to talk about politics
now. When the robbers were driven out it
would be lime to talk of politics. A colored
man voting for General Butler would not be?
come a Democrat any more thau a white man
voting for him (Judge C.) would become a Re?
publican If a man's house was on fire
he would not ask a man's politics before ask?
ing him to aid in extinguishing the llames.
Tlie State was now in the hands of rob?
bers: it was necessary to expel them; and un?
til that was done, lt was useless to inquire
into the politics ol' those who aided in the
movement or led it.
Although Judge Carpenter bad not fully re?
covered his voice, he made a most effective
address. The audience of to-day was the
most orderly and attentive we have yet had.
Whatever may have been the doubts relative
to the success of the Reform movement in
Spartauburg County, there is none now; and
with tlie exception of a few scalawag votes,
both white and colored will vote solid for Re?
form next October.
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ber ol sudden deaths this hot weather.
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