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VOLUME IX.-NUMBER 1360. CHARLESTON, MONDAY MORNING, MAY 2, 1870. SIX DOLLARS A YEAR.
JSALAF OE THIS SEAT OE WAR I2?T EUROPE. '
ON TO PARIS!
GIGANTIC POST?RJLTioyS FOB THE
DEFENCE OE THE CAPITAL.
FRANCE WLtSS S. AVE TWO HILLION
' ' ARMED DEFENDERS. '
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.^MOVEMENTS C'F THE VICTORIOUS
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.A GENERAL BATTLE AT METZ EX?
THE ILLNESS OF THE EMPEROR
The Report of the Minister ot Wurr
Prepara tl oas far Defend lng Paris and '
Filling np the- Aany.
" '"Pinis, August 8-P. M.
Aa imperial decree -hss been published con?
voking the Senate and .Corps. L?gislatif to?
The report of the Minister of War, approved
by the Emperor, app-ears in the Journal Officiel.
The minister Baye: "Existing circumstances
oblli* 'tis to' provide lor the defence of the
capital and to garrison lt with fresh ?troops,
leaving all those, which the Emperor keeps un?
der his orders iree io contend in the open field
against the enemy, who ls emboldened
by his first success to the point of marching
.on Paris. But Paris will not be taken una
.warea. The-exterior- forts received their ar
.maments some time ago, and already we have
(begun to arm the walls around the city. A
-state ot siege has been declared to facilitate
?the-,executloa of certain works which will be
.commenced to-morrow. Thus the exterior
doris are In a condition to sustain a re^
mlar siege, and in a few days the entire
.clrcnlt- of the walls will' be in a sim?
ilar condition. ? Neither strong arms nor
the devotion of thc inhabitants win be
wanting for the task. Thc National Guard is
io defend the ramparts which it will haye
iielpedto render unassailable. Forty thous?
and men taken from its ranks and added to the
present garrison will he more than enough to
make an active and vigorous defence against
an enemy occupying an extended front, and
the defence of Paris will then be assured.
But, there ls a point not less essential. It is
the necessity of filling up the void in our
army.- With fte help of the marine troops;
with, the regimen's still at our disposal in
France and Algeria; v ith the fourth bat talions of
one Jumdred regiments, including those mem
Dex&~vho- belong '.0 the . Gard?; Mobile,
and willi; a, portion of' .our seas" d'armes,
we .tmay^ caaily put into th# field 150,000 mob. I
Besides this, the call 'for Che class oi '2SQD j
will giv* us 60,000 mt?n who ia*month will
become real soldiers. But for this struggle wc
can also employ the National Mobile Guard.
?he companies of Franctireurs, who are every?
where asking to be organized. These give us
40,000 men more. And, finally, calling on the
Garde Nationale of the reserve, Prance can
arm two million of defenders. Their arm3 are
readfi, and a million are still in reserve."
A decree has been Issued ordering that the
National Guard ol ParlB be detailed for the de?
fence of the capital, and that the fortifications
be placed in a condition to resist an attack.
. A project of law will, be presented to the
Chambers incorporating in the National and
Mobile Guard all citizens under thirty years of
jage who are not actually members.
Tne Emperor'* III nest- A. Return of HI?
LONDON, August 8-P. M.
It is said that the Emperor Napoleon's at?
tack is a return of his old disease, brought on
by riding horseback.
Generals Sheridan. and Forsyth have gone
to the continent.
A General Futile Expected To-Day
Concentration of the French Troops.
" LONDON, August 8-P. M.
The French dispatches to-day represent that
actual hostilities are momentarily suspended.
But a rumor prevails that-the Prussian armies
have concentrated and that a battle is raging
Another dispatch says that at the last ac?
counts Marshal McMahon was at Staverne.
His corps suffered less than was at first sup?
The report of the death or General COISGU
and that General Raoul ls missing Is con?
The Pall Mall Gazette says that the result of
the battle of Hagenau means the triumph o?
the Prussians in thc war.
The German press generally consider the
French loss Irretrievable. But there are three
French corps which have not yet been under
The movement of retreat for the purpose of
concentrating has been effected, and a new
line o? defence taken up in the passes of the
It is considered probable that a general
battle in front of Metz will take place to-mor?
row. The Prussians are moving in that direc?
tion by forced marches. _
The defences ot* Paris are reported officially
to be nearly ready to resist the heaviest as?
saults, and it is said that 150,000 men arc ready
to fill up the gap in the army in the field, and
that the arming of all adu!t3 is contemplated.
The Neutrality of Betigium Fixed at
LONDON, August 8-P. M.
Ia the House of Lords to-day Earl Grant?
ville stated that the neutrality of Belgium
was now assured, the belligerent powers agree
iag to respect ir. He explained at length the
negotiations undertaken bj the British Gov?
ernment, and brought to this satisfactory con?
Lord Halifax said the government would
not prohibit the exportation of arms.
In the House of Commons, to-night, no al?
lusion was mode to the war or kindred ?op?ss.
The excitement in Ne w York over th? Prits
sian victories is intense. Many Frenchmen
are applying to their consul for permission :.o go
home and Sght. 7nn'r services are declined
for tne present.
THE GOLD AND BOND MARKET*
Effect af the Prue lian Victories In Wall
Street-Rapid Flnctaatlon?, and an
; ., . 'NEW YOBK, August 6.
Tiie gold speculative interest and Wall
street centred chiefly In the Gold Room, where
considerable excitement prevailed, with large
buslnes? and rapid fluctuation?. The Prus?
sian victory caused Iree sales on the part ol
Germans, and many weak speculators were
forced to follow suit. This sent the price of
gold reeling downward, and it took a further
plunge when it was aunounced that bonds
were 65j to 8C? In London, anti 88
to88J in Frankfort. The-market opsned on
the street at an early hour. The first
?ales were made at 20? but prices quickly de?
clined to li)*, and almost immediately rallied
to 19J, where it remained a short time. It was
not long before gold was offered by mil?
lions, and the price tumbled to 16??. At the
formal opening of the board, the first recorded
sale was at 19, but this was lollowetl by a de?
cline to IS", and a subsequent rise to 1*??.
lifter this, the market bung around 19J
to 19A for some time, but finally tell oil*
to 18". "During the afternoon gold was
weak at a decline of lS?a!8A. Gold clos?
ed very weak and unsettled at lSlalfij.
Governments were next In importance to the'
gold market. At the opening the Germans
were liberal buyers, and prices advanced, six?
ty-sevens selling up to 0?. Afterwards the
market fell under realizations, but finally re?
covered. Puring the afternoon prices were
fina and dui!, closing duli but very strong,
particularly sixty-twos, which gradually ad?
vanced as gold declined. Sixes and eights,
coupons, 14'; sixty-twos 12; sixty-fours ll;
sixty-fives 114; new ?)?; sixty-sevens 9$; sixty
eights 9.J; forties 7?. Southern securities
opened dull and'steady. During the afternoon
there were no transactions upon which chang?
in Dries could be made
WASHINGTON, Angas* 8
The first comptroller givjis DOS?CJ that, under
tho prov sion? ol" tba ap^roonation bijl for the
yeareadin? Juae 3D. 1871. appropriation m id.'
for the carrent year can be expandid outv for
d?bts and liabilities aseraaa, j.n-1 in fas fal
film nt or contrae!? made prior to Jaly 1 1870.
Ihi?1 does not apply to permiaaat or i'jdedaite
appropriations, nor to thu-so which hive a
longer duration by hw. Disbursing otfi;;rs
mu-?t observe ihe3e providions strictly, and
must render separate ac-.ouuts for disburse.
monts mid? for dobts and liabilities r.c'ru?d
under contracts made prior to July 1, 1870. aud
for payan?la rr ide for tba aervic? o;' the car
rent fiscal v*;ar.
The revenue :o-day is ov-r a million.
FACTS AND RVMORS.
Sir John Thwaites, the chairman of the Me?
tropolitan Board of Works, Is dead.
John Jones. Hie murderer ot* the Marshall
family, at Denham, was executed this morn?
ing. He died protesting his innocence.
Count Bismarck, in a letter, lakes pains to
d?ay having encouraged the plans ol Genera!
Jurr, or others, against Austria, and says that
Jurr ls not a person to ba trusted with nolit*
THE WAR ON THE RHINE j
HOW THE BATTLE OF FOB BAC H
A RUMORED ALLIANCE BET'.VE5N AUS^
Tf?lA, ITALY AND FRANCE.
EN GL, WO AUA1V READY TO ACT AS
THE EMPEROR DECLARED RESPONSIBLE
FOR THE FRENCH DEFEAT.
The Battle of Par buch- Full Particu?
BERLIN, August 8.
General Steinmetz telegraphs the following
particulars of the contest between Von Gce
belin anil fhe French force under General Frols
siir.l : The fight was opened on the Prussian
side by the Fourteenth Division, which was
subsequently reinforced by artillery and cav?
alry. A fierce and bloody straggle raged along
ihe line between Siarbriicken and Forbad!,
lasting until night. The heights o? Spleechejen
were carried at the point of the bayonet, and
the enemy driven back on Forbach. Mean?
while, the Fifteenth Prussian Division had ad
I r:-rcd from Voekllngen, taken Rossel and
' leached Forbach at nightfall, when the broken
divisions of the French army, being driven
upon that point, their baggage and camp
equipage of two divisions, and many prison?
ers, were taken.
Concentration of til? Prussian Forces
Consternation in Rome.
Lo.vnoN", August 8.
The Prussians claim they will have eight
hundred thousand troops on the theatre of war
by this evening.
Rumors of the purchase by Prussia of the
Stevena's battery arc discredited here.
The Journal Ofllclcl of Paris denies tito loss
of any cannon or eagles at. Wclssenbnrg.
, Advices from Rome state that the French
[llsaster'scause profound terror, and tho Pope
jins asked Eugenie for just one phip to defend
him from tho Italians now organizing for an
attack or. inc Papal dominions and authority.
ItaJy and Austria Join France.
NEW YOBS, Angus: ?.
A spa:;t;! telegram from Paris to tho New
York Tjmes reads as follows: '.'I learn on the
very b'esi authority that Italy sends fifty-five
tho;:: and troops this wee!: to th-? at J of France:
and ii is believed in official perter* that
Austria wi" .tiro send a contingent at once.'1
In the battle ol Haguenan, on the sixth,
General Colson, McMahon's chlei-of-staff, was
killed by his chiefs side. General Rinitis
Pr?par?t ions for Defence.
The French ar1 preparing for a vigorous de-'
ENGLISH BE PORTS.
Napoleon Responsible fjr the French
Defeat-Position of the Armies- Mc.
jilnhou Stil! Retreating.
LONUON, August 8.
The London Times says: -'It is a momen?
tous question whether the Emperor's health
leakes him in no'sesslon of h:s ordinary fa:ul
ties. The wnr ls marked by his usual hesitt
tion, to which is attributable the random an
purposeless strategy and puzzling Inaclio
which have probably brought calamity to th
national arms. The Emperor Is now boun
to accept battle instantly. Yet he has on hi
hands the task of concentrating his force
'aud restoring its esprit to the defeated arra}
while his enemy is concentrating In the heat
of Lorraine. Circumstances will soon exac
the reappearance of EDgiaa.i in the charade
of a mediator."
The Orleans Princes arc prodigal of theil
! money ia relieving the wounded of the Freud
Ships still enter the Elbe and Weser In*spit
of the blockade.
A French ram ls cruising off Dover.
The pleasure travel in Switzerland contin
ties, notwithstanding the excitement- whlcl
The increase in the bank rate of discoun
had a favorable effect upon Ihe^raln marke
by purging lt of speculative operators on bor
Ireland receives thc news of the French de
feat with profound sorrow.
The Prusslau forces menace Metz and St
Avoid. McMahon continues to retreat toward:
There were illuminations and public rejoic
?ngs last night In Hamburg, Dresden, Berlir
and other cities.
The French prisoners of war are every?
where kindly treated.
Reported Illness of the Emperor~Pras<
stan Demands upon England-Tne
.Veatrallty of Belgium,
LONDON. August ft, 4 P. M.
It is stated privately that the Emperor ls ill
at Chalons, and that Drs. Nelaton and Iticord
have gone to attend him.
The British Foreign Office has imperative
demands from Prussia thur lingi and shall stop
the shipments of coal to France, or aban-Ion
the pretence of neutrality.
It is believed at Antwerp that the war will
end in a week.
A Brussels dispatch says that the King's
speech from lue throne contains the statement
timi France aud Prussia have given a written
pledge to observe, the neutrality of Belgium.
The condition of Paris is bdieved to be
dangerous. The Emperor ls in council with
Ronlier and Schneider.
The Globe says "thy Pra^sian Euvoy insists
that criminal proceedings "oe taken against the
British pilots serving :-n. '.he French war ves?
FR EXCH REPORTS.
Mobilizing msre Ti-oopa-.V Hint of
PA nts, August 8.
Thc remainder of the Garde Nationale is to
I bn incorpor?t-?'! Immediately with the Gard *
The two corps will be organizdin a single
body at once.
T!i'? Journal Otficie) ^ays: "Tne relations of
Franco with other power- are satisfactory, and
late events iiave dovelo.ied rather ?'ian weak?
ened this leeling."
Tile French Forces Again United-More
flint* of Niw Alliances.
PARIS, August 8.
Tile Journal Officiel prints Hie following dis?
'.M'riTZ, August 7-9.30 A. M.
.?In tue cattle of Saturday our artillery Raf
fered lieavily. General McMahon ls now In
communication with'General FalHy."
The Journal adds : "Our relations with for?
eign powers are not prejudiced by the events
ol Saturday. On the contrary, the significant
fact is developed that what these governments
desire, in common with France, is the mainte?
nance ol' the Kuropeati equilibrium."
THE VIRGINIA RAILROAD ACC1
GitEKxniiifi?, WurrE SULPHUR Spur.vGS, )
August 8. (
All the wounded by the late accident will re?
cover. Strange to say. they had no bones
broken. In consequence ot the accident, and
the presence of the wounded at the Springs,
the ladies declined having the nsual hop to?
night. The effects of the dead are here. Gene?
ral D. M. Barringer arrived to-day. Weather
clear. Thermometer 80.
THEXORTD. CAROLINA ELECTIONS
R.w.K.K;H. August 8.
There are no further election returns, but
all agree tint the Cuaservutives have carried
WILMINGTON, August 8.
Thc estimates previously given are correct.
The Congressional delegation stand3 5 Conser
j vat!ves and 2 Republicans. The political com?
plexion of the Legislature ls : Senate-Conser?
vatives 32. Republicans 18. House-Conser?
vatives 75, Republicans 45.
THE GREAT YACHT RACE.
NEW YORK, August 8.
Mr. Osgood's yacht. Magic, won the Queen:s
cup-time 3:32. The Dauntless was second
3:34. The America sixth-3:45. The Cambria
was disabled, and came in tenth-3:59.
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
The mass of evidence taken in the Nathan's
murder case ??.:ls to solve the myslery.
Grant i? gone to St. Louis.
The first bales o? nov/ Texas colton sold in
New York at 30} cents.
THE REFORM MEETING IS WARD No. I.
At an adjourned meeting ot the Union Reform
voters of Ward Ny. 1, held on Monday even?
ing, August 8. ?it thc South Carolina Hall,
Meeting street, cr.inr.ion of Mr. Harper, G. D.
Bryan, Esq., was called to the chair, and
Mes.-': ?. W. K. Steadman and T. E. Mitchell re?
quested t o act as secretaries. Mr. Bryan, on
assuming lite dulles o? his position, made a
brief and spirited address on the present po?
litical state ol ifulrs. which was frequently
und enthusiastically applauded by a large and
On motion ol'Mr. T. W. Mikel], seconded by
Mr. Harper, the chair appointed the following
gentlemen as eomxtttees on organization
and officers :
Committee on Organization-Thad. Street,
W. A. Wilson, Marlow Cochran. A. H. Harper.
John B. Abbot.
Committee on Oncers-T. B. Kin?, .lames
Reiley, N. D. Harper.
On motion of Mr. Harper, seconded by Mr.
W. K. Steadman, tho chairman wa?? empow?
ered to call a meeting of this ward whenever
On motion, '.he meeiing adjourned.
OUTRAGES IN CUBA.
Vengeance of a Hasbaml.
The Havana correspondent of tbe New York
Times gives the following account of recent
outrages in Cuba by brigands, ard the ven?
geance taken upon two of them hy an Ameri?
can engineer whose wife they had cruelly mal
Sometime during the mocth of May, a party
ot five robbers appeared at a plantation, pos?
sessed themselves of several good horses, tak?
ing also various articles ot' clothing belonging
to an American engineer on the plantation, and
then disappeared. The engineer, who was in
Havana At the time, becam.9 furious Iou bis re?
turn, and indulged in severe threats against
the perpetrators .of tbe robberies. Some
friend of tho b?ndits communicated these
threats to them, anda few dava later they
again appeared, took tbe engineer by surprise,
tied him band and foot, and then proceeded to
lash him with whips and thongs until the man
bad fainted tbree times from loss of blood and
pain. They then tied bim np on a chair before
his dwelling, and two of the n amber walked in?
to the boase and violated his wife. Since then
the engineer has been almost a maniac and
bent on revenge.
List Friday ho received information that
the two bandits were then at a neighboring
plantation, and without advising anybody of
his intention he arra??d himself and had the
good fortune to find both of them lying on the
floor in an inebriate condition. To tie them np
and rouse them sufficiently to understand the
situation occupied but little time, and with
the help of some neeToes he brought tbem to
his own place, ordered fires to bo lit, and tb<~n
tbrew botb of thom into big sugar kettles tilled
with water, which soon began to boil. Th e
men lived fifteen to twenty minutes until the
water began to boil. Their attempts to throw
themselv. s out of tbe kettles, and their de?
mand ior water and cries for pity were heart?
rending, bot their executioner took a fiendish
delight in thrc wing io occasionally a little cool
water, which, however, in a moment began, to
boil again. At tbe end of twenty-five min?tes
botb had ceased to exist When the fact was
mentioned to the CaDtaio General he remark?
ed, '.I don't --isb to know it, and if such a
thing has happened, I fully ape-rove of it as a
man, but as Captain-General. I have so far no
knowledge of the nutter. Beasts in human
shape mnst be treated as beasts, although
the punishment was inhuman and cruel;" and
so the matter rests. Tbe engineer has re?
turned to bis plantation, and swears not to rest
until ho has caught tbe other tbre*. Some
Spaniards attempt to call these bandits insur- -
gouts, but tbis is a mere subterfuge, as all of.
these robbers ware criminals long before the
war, and exercised their nefarious professions
thea and since without the. least reference to
politics, and in addition, Ihese bands are com?
posed of Cubans, Spaniards and negroes.
Q ABINET-MAKXNG AND UPHOLSTERY
NICELY AND SUBSTANTIALLT DONE
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I wisu to itform my friends and tbe public gen?
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ami on the most reasonable terms as usual.
Send in, therefore, all yonr sick and wounded
patten:?, and I will heal them and make glad tte
?he hearts of all those who favor me with patron?
age in mis line.
; would respectfully beg leave to call your at
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ing Machines ?o be fouu'l in the market, all com?
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selves, and read the testimonials In favor of tne
Improved Common Sense Family Sewing Ma?
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