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VOLUME IX.-NUMBER 1360. CHARLESTON, MONDAY MORNING, MAY 2, 1870. SIX DOLLARS A YEAR.
A ROW ; AT CHfESTER.
AN ATTEMPT TO MURDER JONAS
A NEGRO ATTACKS JUDGE CARPENTEI
AND WOUNDS A BYSTANDER.
THREE WHITE. MEN BADLY HURT BY THE ,
SCOTT NEGROES. >
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A Chapter of Winchester Rifle Law.
"^[SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TBS NEWS.)
- CHESTER, August 19.
A Reform mass meeting was held at Chester,'
in a grove, to-day. The following plan of ac?
tion bad been agreed upon:
AX AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE ONION "REFORM
PARTY; AND THE RADICAL PARTY rx RELATION
TO PDBUC SPEAKING.
Whereas. It is I the intention ot the Union
Reform party to bold a public meeting at Ches
ter Courthouse, on Friday, August 19th in?
stant, and lt is th?v desire of the members of
the Radical party that speakers on- their side f
be heard in .discussion at said mee tl og, and
others held by said' parry, and li has been re?
ferred to us, a committee ot the Union Reform
party, to make such arrange mentone propo?
sition of the Radical party Is- hereby accepted
by the Union Reform party on the foUowIqjn
terms: . . , - ,
1st That the opening speech shall be made
by a speaker of the Union Reform party.
2d. That Radical speakers, not to exceed
three in number, shall have two hours of time,
tobe divided as shall be determined by their J
3d. After the first Radical speaker shall con?
clude, the Union Reform party maj put np a ]
speaker for three-quarters of an hour, to be
followed by the other Radical speaker or
speak era, not to exceed two In number. "' ' j?
4 th. The concluding speech shall be made by
a speaker from the Union Reform party. "
it ls further agreed between the parties that
perfect good order 6ball be preserved on both
eldee, and an attentive and respectful-hearing
be given io all the speakers. That no -speaker1
shall be interrnped^ or shall suffer any rude-j
ness; or Bhall any speaker be calledon to ans?
wer any question, unless by, the permission o?
said speaker. .
We, the committee on the part of the Radi?
cal ?arty, accept the same as above- proposed,
ana do hereby pledge ourselves that the
speakers ot the Union Reform party shall have
the same privileges at meetings held by our
party, as are granted herein to the speakers of |
oar party at their meetings.
'. GEORGE W. MELTON,
S. P. HAMILTON, .
GILES J. PATTERSON,
Committee for Union Reform Party.
. L. WMBUSH,
. JOHN. LILLEY,
Committee for the Republican Party.
Ice speaking was begun by the - Rev. Jonas
Byrd, (Belo rm er,) who made a long and in?
teresting speech, ile was followed by D. H.
Chamberlain. (Scott ' Radical,) who Indulged
for .an hour end a half in the usual dreary
platitudes about "the party. " He went some-'
what into the arl thu ie ti cal line, and spoke for
a time In flgurea. John Lee, Purvis and Au?
ditor Tomlinson, (all Scott Radicals,) came
next.. . "
General Butler made a rousing speech, anni?
hilating the "R1Dg," and Judge Carpenter
dealt the'crew lusty blows In We usual guli ant
style.. . ." ....
About five thousand persons were present,
When Jonas Byrd went to the depot to take
the train for Charleston he~ was followed by a
mob of negroes, who would have murdered
him but for the. interference of the white
According to the joint agreement, printed
above, no speaker was to be interrupted
without his permission. Bat daring Judge
Carpenter's speech, Senator Wlmbush,(colored
Scott Radical) who had requested permis?
sion for the Radicals to speak, violently inter
rupted the speaker. Wimbush was called .to
order; but partly declined to be decent in his
behavior, and became more and more di sor d
eny. An .attempt to arrest him was made by
the police and a row began. This was carried,
on entirely by the Scott negroes.
A colored man from behind the stand slung
a rook at Judge Carpenter. The missile struck
a white man named Gladden, who was sitting
' in front, stunned him and felled him to the
ground. Wlmbush then ran off, followed by
the crowd. ol negroes who: ran after him,
throwing rocks at all .the white men whom
they met. Dr. B. H. Jordan and another
man were badly wounded. The whites stood
ready to defend themselves, but made no hos?
The row was evidently premeditated, the ne?
groes having been heard to declare that Car?
penter should not speak.
The Radical speakers were listened to at?
But for the determined courage of the
whites, there would have been a general riot
this afternoon. *
There was no speasing siter the row began.
Wlmbush interrupted General Butler as well
as Judge Carpenter.
AT a barbecue at Winnsboro',- yesterday,
Jonas Byrd and John Lee, (colored), Generals
Butler and Kershaw, and Judge Carpenter,
addressed a crowd of fonr thousand people,
The greatest, enthusiasm prevails. We can
out-vote the Scott ruffians as well as outfight
SOUTH CAROLINA CENTBAL RAIL?
. SU?ITER, S. C., August 18, 1870.
Ti? annual meeting of the stockholders ot
the Sooth Carolina Central Railroad Company
was held this day.
A majority ol the stock being represented,
the meeting proceeded to business.
On motion ol Mr. James M. Carson, Colonel
James D. Blandlng was called to the chair, and
William H. Peronneau appointed secretary.
The report of the president and treasurer
was read and received as information.
The following officers were elected to serve
until the third Wednesday in February, 1672,
viz: D. B. McLaurin, president; James M.
Carson, John R. Dukes, L. D. Mowry. A. F.
Raven el, Z. S. Oakes, M. K. Jesup, directors.
A code of by-lawB, for the government of j
the company, was adopted.
Atter the passage of suudrv resolutions, tte
meeting adjourned sine die.
JAMES D. BLANDING, CfoBirmar.
WILLIAM H. PERONNEAU, Secretary.
THE ROAD TO J*AXIS.
BAZAINE-J?UST GUT THROUGH OR
' ' CAPITULATE.
CONFUSING AND CONTRADICTORY
TBE EXPELLED . & E R Af A N B .
Affaire in Paris.
' ? '''PARIS/?ligllSt 19-P. M. j
. The private gardens ' of Jthe. Tuileries have'
been turned into an out-door hospital, of
which Dr. Nelaton has charge.
The members of the Garde Mobile arrive
from the ' cofafay by thousands dally. They
are-?ne men, whom a few days' drill will make
j The French Army Divided-Bazaine In
1 a Bad Way-The Road to Chalons
LONDON, August 19-Night.
The Times prints the following special from
"The French army-Is divided by the Prussian
victory at Mars la Tour. The main body was
forced back on Metz and brought to a stand by
the corps of Prince Frederick Charles and
General Steinmetz. The road to Chalons is
open to the Crown Prince, who has only
Trocha and a fragment bf McMahon's corps
to encounter.. A,.decisive battle is Imminent.
The Crown Prince, with tjhree corps, is march?
ing to attack Froissart at Chalons."
: The dispatch says that Bazaine must cut his
way through.the Gorman army or capitulate.
J ' The Signs of Generalship. -
j I PARIS, August 19..
Le Gaulois says : "We may now affirm thai
we have a great general at the head of our ar
t mies. The greatest proof ls his calmness in
the hour of victory. He resists the tempta?
tion to announce good news until nothing can
compromise the hopes he might raise."'
- The brokers oharge ten per cent, premium
The expelled Germans of Brussels, North
and South Germany and Switzerland, who
can give citizens as sureties, may leave their
wives and children in France.
The Constitutionnel says that the native Al?
gerian chiefs are raising 20,000 men, w ho can
march at a moment's notice.
TUE NORTH CAROLINA OUTRAGES.
RALEIGH, August 19.
j United States DI s tr ct Judge Brooks, to-day,
discharged all the Kirk prisoners, Including
the Hon. Josiah Turner, Jr., editor of the Sen?
tinel. They were brought before him at
Salisbury. He also grants rules against Kirk
to show cause why attachment shall not be
Issued against him for not making sufficient
return of prisoners he (Brooks) had issued
writs for, but who were hurried to Raleigh to
be brought before Holden and Judge Pearson.
The mles are returnable at Raleigh on Tues?
day next. Motion for the retraxlt of the peti?
tioners before. Pearson was granted, when
Wiley, one of the Caswell prisoners was pro?
duced, but he proceeded with his examination
upon the bench warrant issued yesterday, but
afterwards postponed the -case, till Monday
next, to give time to procure witnesses. He
ls to be examined on a charge of murder.
The correspondence ls published between
Pearson and Holden. The former places the
responsibility of delay upon Holden. The gen?
eral opinion ls that Judge Brooke's writs have
caused the "aurrender of the prisoners only.
Pearson had a long interview with Holden
last night, and the latter dined with Pearse-,
at the hotel to-day.
A grand public reception ls arranged for
Monday, on the occasion ol the arrival of the
Hon. Josiah Turner and others In this city.
WASHINGTON, August 19.
Tho establishment, of a new National bank
at New Orleans has been authorized.
Sherman is gone.
Freling'iuysen bas declined the English
TEE GOLD ANO ROND MARKET.
NEW Toss, Ausrast 19.
Discounts J. Gold opened at 16 and advanc?
ed to 16i; very little doing. Sixty-twos 12j;
fonts 114; ?ves ll}. Nsw Tennessee sevens
IO}; eights IC4; forties 8f. Stocks opened
steal? and closed generally dull.
LONDON, Au^uat 19-Evening.
Consols 91?. Bonds 58j.
FSANEFOST, August 19.
Bonds opened tirm ar 92f i92J.
A RAID ON THE GAMRLERS. v
SARATOGA. August 19.
A committee of five is appointed by the
Young Men's Christian Association to close the
gambling houses here. They visited Morris
sey's saloon and took an inventory of the con?
tents, which Morrissey agreed to deliver up on
SPARKS PROM THE WIRES.
Tile Berlin Cabinet declines to guarantee the
Inviolability of the Pontifical States.
The Pope will recall his Nuncio from Vienna
on account of the abrogation or the Concordat
General Beauregard, and General Gordon'
oi Georgia, are at the Alleghan Springs, and
General-Lee is at the Hot Springs, on account
The Georgia House of Representatives
adopted yesterday the Senate resolution to
purchase Kimball's Opera House for the State
An Ottawa ( Canada) dispatch says there has
been no rain for two months. There was a
terrific gale on Thursday night, and the loss of
life and property was great. At Quebec the
shipping was injured and a pilot was blown
Mr. Julius C. Smith prints in the Enter?
prise, a description of several plantations in
Greenville County, visited by him. His con?
clusions! are that there neve were better pros?
pects for corn and cotton, aad that commer?
cial manures cannot be two highly piaiscd.
From all quarters we gather the most en?
couraging reports concerning the crops in
Chester. In some quarters there bas been a
scarcity of iain, but as a general thing there
has been an abundance.
General Grant has had a sheriff's warrant
served upon him in St. Louis, damages laid at
$3000. because a horse belonging to him kicked
and broke the leg of another boree that was in
the same pasture w'th his.
A BLOODY BATTLE.
THE FRENCH VICTORIOUS ON
A PRUSSIAN PRINCE KILLED.
FI G H TI.VG ALONG THE WHOLE LINE.
?THE WAT TO PARIS IS OTE.V. "
KING WILLIAM WILL NOT TREAT FOR PEACE
OUTSIDE OF THE FRENCH CAPITAL.
A F re nc li Victory-Official Report of tue
?j WASHINGTON, August 10. .
j Official dispatches state that Bazaine, on
Tuesday (August 16,) gave the enemy battle
between Thlanconrt and Harville, drove him
back, and bivouacked on the positions taken
by the French. t
Prince Frederick Charles and Steinmetz
were in command of the Prussians.
Further Pm titulars of the Fight of
Tuesday-Prince Albert of Prussia
Killed-The Forces Engaged.
PARIS, August 10.
In the Corps L?gislatif, Count Palikao said It
was certain that the Prussians suffered severe?
ly in the late enagements. Their centre was
specially crippled. They had tried to retreat
to St. .Michael, but were unable to effect a
Junction with the Prince Royal. A regiment
of white cuirassiers were entirely destroyed.
The French peasants captured a detachment
The following ls Issued from headquarters:
"ACOUST 18-5 P. M.
"In the encounter of the 16th the corps of
General L'Admlranlt formed the extreme
right. A battalion of the Twenty-third Regi?
ment of the line destroyed the Prussian Lan?
cers, capturing three colors. There were
many brilliant charges, in one of which Gene?
ral Le Grand was killed. General Montague Is
missing. The Prussian Generals Doerlng and
Wedel were killed; Gromter nnd Von Ranch
"Prince Albert, of Prussia, commanding the
cavalry, was killed the following morning.
We were masters of the position previously
occupied by the enemy.
"On the 17th several combats occurred with
the rear guard near Gravelotte. The force of
the enemy in the battle of the 16th was 150,000.
We have not yet exact figures of our losses." I
[It ls evident that the Prussian right and
centre, commanded by Prince Frederick
Charles and General Steinmetz, were engaged
in the battle of Tuesday, and the following
telegram shows that their strength is 320,000 I
men, or about three-fifths, in numbers, ot the
whole Invading army:]
LONDON, August 16.
The following reenpituations are published
here to-day : 600,000 German soldiers are now
In France, carrying the needle gun. After
them come the reserves, the entire male popu?
lation of able-bodied Germans. This mass is
distributed In three portions-the army of the
Saar, the army of the Rhine, and tht army of
the South. Frederick Charles commands the
army of the Rhine, as leader of the centre. On
his right, advancing southeast of Luxembourg,
the first army, or that of the Saar, under Gen?
eral Steinmetz; on his left Is the third, or
Southern army, led by Prince Frederick Wil?
liam, heh? to the crown.
Under the latter are 250,000 men; under
Frederick Charles 250,000 men, and under
Steinmetz 70,000; total 570,000 men. Stein?
metz has nearly 200 guns; the Crown Prince
660, and Frederick Charles 760; total over 1500
guns. In other words, Steinmetz has 50 bat?
talions of Infantry, 48 squadrons ol horse, 32
battalions of artillery; Prince Charles has 1!)7
battalions of Infantry, 52 squadrons of horse,
110 batteries, and the Crown Prince 192 bat?
talions of infantry, 164 squadrons of cavalry,
and 114 batteries.
On to Paris.
LONDON, August 19.
The Times says that the road to Paris is
open to the Crown Prince, who may leave
Frederick Charles to watch Bazaine.
Critical Position of u French Army
' Negotiations for Peace.
LONDON, August 19-S:C0 A. M.
A part ol' the French army has been forced
back on Metz, where its position ls critical.
It ls believed that preliminary negotiation s
for peace are under discussion here.
The Daily News has a dispatch Irom Brus?
sels, saying that the Emperor Napoleon is sis?
tering from a febrile monomania, and cries
? out that he has been betrayed.
Cou ti nnt (t Fighting-The Defences of
LONDON, August 19-2 P. M.
The latest dispatches from the seat of war
report that fighting continued all day Thurs?
day near Mars la Tour.
The latest French dispatches are full of con?
fidence of a victory.
The Emperor is still at Rneims. The story
of his cerebral excitement is discredited here.
Nineteen Prussian spies have been tried by
a council of war and Bhot. They disguised,
and were taking sketches of the fortifications
The streets of Paris are crowded with peo?
ple chanting La Marseillaise in expression of
their joy at the late victory. Notwithstanding
the excitement, ttere is no disorder.
It is stated on good authority that the Minis?
ter of Finance will open a national loan on
A council of Ministers was held to-day.
The Constitutionnel publishes an article
stating that Paris is now n stronghold. The
armed force is very great. The Admiralty has
equipped the forts. Enormous quantities ol
provisions are in the city, and are increased
daily. The mills recently erected can make
more flour than thc residents can consume.
The government wiil regulate the price of
The Prussian Vltiinatum.
LONDON, August 19.
It is certain that Prussia has refused
the recent proposition for an armistice. The
King ol Prussia will discuss no proposition
outside of Paris.
"The folio wine Bpe;i il cable dispatches, pub?
lished in New York, give some interesting de?
tails of war newe, in addition to the accounts
received by the Associated Press :
Prussian Denial of the Reported Defeat.
BEB?AN, August 15.
A dispatch purporing to come from Verdun
has been telegraphed here as in circulation in
London, coming through French sources, and
reportiug a battle io which the Prussians were
defea'ed with a loss ot 40 000.
The Minister of War emphatically denies tho
report. Bo cays that the battle alluded to ID
this report was not of a' serious cbarscer.
The Prussians received several cheeki, and
were obliged to abandon tbeir intention to cut
o fl'the line ol'retreat Df tho French a: my.
Notification of Blockade.
PAEIS, August 17.
?F The Journal Officel publishes this morning
the following notification of a bloclrade of the
coast of the German and Prussian States.
We, the undersigned, Vice-Admiral, com?
mander-in-chief of the naval forces of the Em?
peror of the French in the North-sea, con?
sidering the state of war between - France and
Prussia, as well as tho States of the North
German Confederation, io virtue of the power
in us vested, declare that from and after the
15tn day of August, 1870, the coast of Prussia
and the NortfrGermau Confederation, extend?
ing from the islands of Borkum to north of
the Eider, with ail its ports, harbord, rivers,
roads, ?tc, in a state of effective blockade bj
the naval forces placed in oar command, and
that friendly or neutral vessels dh all be allowed
ten days in which to tin:eh loading and quit
the blockaded ports.
Proceedings will be instituted against all
vessels which shall try to break through the
said blockade, according to the international
laws and treaties now in force with the neutral
Given on board the French Emperor's iron?
clad Magnaime, stationed between the English
island ol Heligoland and the Prussian coast,
this 12th day of Angus-.. 1870.
The blockade of the Germ m ports having
been established, Austria is pe; nutted by the
Russian Government to pass merchandise,
duty free, through Ihe port ol Riga, i The name
of the consignee is required-to ba shown on
bills ol lading.
Running the Blockade..
LOPDOX, August 17.
The steamer Santinel, belonging to the Tyne
Steam Shipping Company, haa arrived in the
Tyne with a general carpo from a Germ m
port. This is the tenth nip made by steamers
of that company sinco war was declared. Tho
Sentinel on Saturday passed the French neat
blockading the Eibe without molestation, she,
however, dippad the British ensign, to which
the French float replie i by hoisting and dip?
ping the Frenoh ensign.
The French blockading squadron consists ot
ten large iroo-clads, in a row, southwest of
Heligoland, aud one of them, a paddle-wheel
steamer, is cruising iu the Roadstead. The
news of their approach was taken to Hambur?
on Friday afternoon by a Norwegian vessel..
The Hamburg am hon RCS at ooce ordered V
lighter, loaded with torpedoes, which had been
lying in readiness, to go down the river to
Cuxhaven and await orders. They also dis?
patched two fast steamers (Cuxhaven and
Heligoland) to the mouth of tue Elbe, to recon?
Jhe Sentinel mst these vessels on Saturday
morning, Bjnth of the tieliglan*, steering as
fast as possible for Hamburg, with the news
that the French vessels were cloie to the Island,
and that a real blockade was eflVrod. As the
Sentinel was passing tbe fleet a FreooU cruiser
was overhauling a screw collier bound inward.
Great activity was apparent on tho decks of the
iron-clads, but it could not be discovered
whether the moving figures were soldiers or
sailors. At a meeting of the Tyne Ship Insu?
rance Societies yesterday, a formal r?solution
was adopted not to insure vessels bound to
Eorts under blockade, or approach to which j
as been rendered danserons by thc removal
of beacon lights and buoys. |
THE SITUATION AT PARIS.
Activity of the New Ministry- The Peo?
ple Bewildered at the Silence of the
Government-Preparations for the De?
fence of the City.
PARIS, Tuesday, August Ut!
All parties seem to concur that every con?
sideration must give way to the necessities of
the hour; The ministry is desirous to be
designated as the Ministry oi Action. They,
work unceasingly. The new Minister of War'
has done wonders. Within the last few days,
he has sent enormous reinforcements to the
front, and others ure following rapidly. Mu?
nitions of war and all kinds of-provlsions are
dispatched as fast as trains can convey them.
The levy en masse proceeds now with Im?
mense rapidity, to close the organization of the
National Guard. For this measure, on so vast
a scale, no adequate provision had been made..
Routine would probably have accomplished
the same operation In time, but the new War
Minister says, and the Minister ol the Interior
repeats: "If you cannot get uniforms, go In
blouse, shoes, gaiters and ??pf (military cap.)
"Your ancestors drove back fourteen armies,
and had no shoes, scarcely "bread; do as they
did." Corps of free-shooters are organizing
all over the country, and those of Vo?gesare
already beginning to torment the enemy.
There ls to be an immediate issue of 25- j
franc notes. Change lor notes of over 50
francs ls difficult to procure; 100-lranc notes
are useless for ordinary purposes.
The people here are bewildered at the si?
lence of the government. The preparations
for the defence of Paris are progressing rapidly.
The beautiful Iron gateway at the entrance or
the Bois de Boulogne at the end of the Avenue
de l'Imp?ratrice ls removed. Blocks of trees
have been cut down. The wall of circumval
latlon ls nearly finished, uniting the two for?
merly open spaces, and pierced with loopholes.
The great ditch ls dug across the road and a
draw-bridge ls ready to be thrown across lt.
Earthworks are also In process of construction
in front ot' what were tiie gates, and will now
contain the only entrances, guarded by senti?
nels instead of custom house officers. Some
of the big guns are mounted and the little
ones are craftily concealed In unsuspicious coro?
ners. Many ot the barriers are entirely
closed, and the people throng the ramparts,
holiday-making and commenting on the nov?
elty of the thing.
Notwithstanding all their preparations, an
impression prevails that alter a French victo?
ry-looked upon as quite certain-the neu?
trals will interfere and make peace,- and Paris
will not be bombarded.
Murderous Attack on the Parla Fire
Brigade-Several Killed and Wounded
Most of the Rioters Arrested.
For the first time for years the 15th of
August (the F?te Napoleon) has not been cele?
brated. The good sense ot the people pro-,
tested In anticipation against the usual de?
monstrations, though holding themselves
ready In the event of victory to be enthusiastic.
Moreover, yesterday afternoon. In the remote
comer of ?a Vllletie, a sanguinary onslaught
was made upon a post occupied by a company
of pompiers-the "Unmerciful" tire brigade.
About 4 o'clock nearly forty Individuals, armed
with revolvers and poniards concealed, having
marched down the Rue d'Aubervllllers, sud?
denly drew np in line in front of No. 156 Boule?
vard de la Villette. and summoned the man on
duty to surrender his post. The sentry, seeing
them about to make a dash through the open
door, placed himself across lt. One of the
group drew a revolver and shot him dead. A
sergeant-de-ville hearing the report, rushed up
to ascertain the canse, received a bullet in the
breast, above the heart, and also fell dead.
The occupants of the post rushed to the win?
dows, but the assailants, drawn up in double
line, fired a volley en masse, then rushed into
the guardhouse and seized four chassepots
and two cartridge boxes.
Having accomplished this murderous feat,
the band made a precipitate retreat, shouting
"Vive la Republique." A lieutenant named
Coterez was inside when the group came up.
As soon as lie saw the men he demanded their
business. Their reply was a shout of "Vive la
R?publique." The lieutenant then ordered his
men to go inside, shut the door and load their
guns, Seeking to gain time, he asked the
group again what was the object ol' their dem?
onstration. Their leader, a small man very
well dressed, answered, " We are going
to proclaim a republic. Give us your guns
and come with us to the Corps L?gisla?
tif." "Come, come !" said the lieutenant,
still aiming to gain time : -Are we not sol?
diers ? You know we don't fire upon the peo?
ple, but is it not our duty to march off with
you, if you want to proclaim a republic ? Just
go on a little further." The leader ol' the band
answered, "We know a trick worth two of
that. Hand us over your guns." "Never !"
exclaimed the lieutenant." "Then we shall
take them," was the rejoinder; and at this mo?
ment the whole group drew out their revolv?
ers und discharged them. The sentinel fell.
A corporal nameu Babon received two wounds
from bullets and one (rom a stab. The lieu?
tenant was not injured.
The report of firearms brought out people
from their houses, who rushed upon the band.
These wretches then began to use their re?
volvers right and left, and to stab every one
within reach. Sergeanta-de-ville now appear?
ed upon the scene and, sword ?a hand, en?
deavored to surround the madmen. One of
thc 1'orraer received a bullet, and, having
lallen, was trampled to death by the band. A
girl six years old was killed In her mother's
arms. The-fight now became general; men
were tailing right and left; some were running
away, and others were in purenit. The com?
missary of police of the Rue Tangier now ex?
claimed, "whoever will follow, me, now come
on tl Citizens lipon this rushed upon the'
rioters, who, having no more ammunition and .
seeing themselves likely to be overpowered,
Immediately fled, followed by the people, ex?
claiming, "They are Prussians; kill them !"
Besides two men killed, three police agents
received severe wounds. It is feared that
many Inhabitants of the neighborhood were
injured. The leader of the band was almost
Immediately apprehended. A tall, well-dress?
ed man was also arrested at night. He called
himself an Englishman, but spoke with a
, strong German accent. He had a number of
sovereigns and gold "Frederick" pieces. A
! number of arrests have been made, Including
the originator of the plot. . .
Paris being In a state of siege, this act comes
under the bead of offences to be tried by mili?
tary law. A military tribunal will sit this
evening. It ls next to certain that the men
who have been taken red-handed will have
short shift. It was a cowardly, wanton, pur?
poseless attack. It is certain that the Repub?
lican-party has nothing to do? with these atro?
THE BATTLE OF WOERTH.
Scenes on tho Battlc-tfeld-Evidences of
a Terrible Struggle- McMahon's Re.
treat a Rout-Over a Hundred Thons
ami Men Engaged.
The special correspondent of one of the New
York papers writes on Thursday, (Heb,) from
the headquarters ol the Crown Prince an ac?
count of the battle of Woerth, which has Just
been telegraphed irom London. The corres?
The swift and skilful movement against
Weissenburg, resulting In complete success to
the German arms, was but a foretaste of the
Btorm which threatened the northern part ot
Alsace. On-the second day after that ol Wels?
senburg came the bailie of Woerth, and the
Crown Prince gained a victory over the ablest
General In France. Il Is admitted that the
Frenen fought with reckless courage, and that
they Inflicted heavy loss on their opponents,
but the fact of this hard fighting and of this
heavy loss shows how serious a defeat was sus?
tained by McMahon.
I traversed the field while the dead ? ..UH lay
unburied on the trampled ground, and
could form a good notion of how the fight had
!:one by the ghastly evidence which remained.
Voerth ls at the bottom of a fertile valley, be?
tween two ridges of cultivated ground.
There ls much of wooden land in the neigh?
borhood; and especially behind the French
position on the western side of the valley,
there ls a strip of forest which forms a cover
to retreating troops.
The little river Bruder, not big enough In
summer time to float a skiff, flows through
the village, and a high road comes winding
down toward the village on the eastern side
of the valley, flanked by trees. Here was the
Prussian nositlou. Stretching far to the right
and left along this road were beaus of spiked
helmets to be Been, and cart-loads o? needle
guns were collected under the trees. At a dls
tance the French musketry fire had told more
heavily than the German, and I heard that
the French artillery had been very well
TILES OF TUE DEAD.
But though the burying parties were busy
with the German deon on the eastern side of
Woerth, lhere was more than an exchange of
slaughterous work on the western side. Here
the Prussians and Bavarians had pushed for?
ward In strong force, and their fire had told
fearfully upon the French. The high spirit
and rigid discipline of the one army had been
more than a match for the desperate resistance
of the other. Whole companies ol' Frenchmen
had been mowed down In their wild attempts to
check the enemy's advance. It Iud been a
tolerably equal right In some places, for the
ground was strewed with German dead; but
more anti more Frenchmen had fallen, in pro?
portion. Black Turcos and wlde-trowsered
Zouaves lay thick at many points, and the cui
rulsslera had suffered much. There were steel
breastplates and brass helmets scattered thick?
ly on the line ol' retreat, while the dead horses
in all directions might be counted by hundreds.
And so westward through the wood went
the traces ol Increasing disaster; officers and
men lying grimly where they had fallen.
Some In quiet, shady spots, as though upon a
picnic, seemed asleep. Pools of blood re?
mained where the wounded had been found.
There were knapsacks, rifles and overcoats,
either thrown away In flight or left by the
wounded on the field. Then I came upon a
spot where the French had rallied, and where
the dead of both sides lay thick. Turcos were
were those who had evidently fought to the
last, and had tried to fire their pieces as they
lay. Frenchmen of the line regiments had
here and there fallen In numbers, as though
they had halted and faced about In regular
But the aspect of the fields beyond the wood
seemed to Indicate a hasty retreat. Wagons
were overturned, baggage was thrown out
upon the roadside; many knapsacks were to
be eeen. No one who had passed over that
battle-ground of Woerth when I did, could
navy fulled to realize that a great disaster had
befallen the French arm*, though ray observa?
tions were made when most ol the wounded
had been removed.
TUE LOSSES ON BOTU SIDES.
On so large a scene of action it would have
been impossible to Judge of the exact loss sus?
tained. I see no reason, however, to doubt
the official return on the German side, which
gives about 10,000 Frenchmen and 7000 Ger?
mans hors de combat, and about 7000 prisoners
taken by the victors-4000 In the battle and
3000 In the pursuit. These losses, with the
further loss of cannon and colors, made the
battle of Woerth an evil day for France. Well
might the wounded Germans raise themselves
to cheer the Crown Prince as he passed, and
cry that Germany was safe. It will often be
told how the armies met on the Gth of August,
and how McMahon made his unsuccessful ef?
fort lo repel the Invasion of Alsace; how the
Prussians held the left ol the line, and the
Bavarians and Wurtemburgers the right, and
how a few Baden troops held in reserve by the
Crown Prince were brought up just in time
to share the honors of the day. There was a
fierce attack on both sides, lt being difficult to
say which party began the fight. Gradually,
as the German troops pressed round upon their
opponents' line of retreat, the French were
forced to so hasty a retrograde movement that
the retreat became very nearly a rout.
TUE NEEDLE (JUN AND THE CHA.S3EPOT.
The needle gun proved itself to be fully the
equal of the chassepor. and perhaps more
than that-at ?east so say the German soldiers,
with apparently good reason. Moreover, th?
Prussians knew their weapon better, having
long been accustomed to it. and the Crown
Prince handled his army so as to make the
most ol' the deadly fire of his infantry. The
cavalry was not used for an attack in the first
instance, but was sent in pursuit when the
enemy beiian iiis retreat.
It was a'vicLory due to the patriotic ardor of
the German troops as much as to anything in
their discipline or tactics, but we must not for?
get that the French showed ardor likewise,
and the scale was turned for the Germans at
Woerth bv their intelligent understanding ot
the breech-loader drill, and by their steadiness
in firing. These matters take time to learn.
We see the glorious results which Germany is
reaping from her careful preparation. |
THE FRENCH PRISONERS.
The prisoners were assembled near the first
station of the reopened railway through Weis
senburg. I could distinguish many Turcos
and Zouaves among them, thoneh the greater
part were soldiers of the line. We drove past
them very slowly, lor the road was blocked
wi*h ammunition "wagons, and I noticed that
they seemed wofuily discouraged. There were
no songs and no laughter to be heard among
them, and the few that were occupying them?
selves in picking fruit in trees that they had
climbed, had not a very lively air for French?
men in such a position as fruit picking. Then
came the convoys of wounded men moving to
the rear. Suffering had made them brothers
in misfortune. The Germans and Frenchmen
mingled, sat or lay quietly side by side, as il
they were old comrades; the only enemy and
the common enemy being the Jolting wagon.
As we neared Woerth there was a constant
Ftream of wagons, bringing down wounded 1
men, Prussians and Bavarians, Turcos and
Frenchmen of the line. They bore thornton
pr the road In equal silence lt was rareito
hear a cry, though the poor fellows' laces
showed much pain. They were a sadder sieht
In' their blood-stained bandages than the men
who lay grimly on the hillside.
.Woerth itself was a, mere hospital, and all
the. inhabitants were either nursing the
wounded or burying the dead. It was an evil
fate lor'the picturesque little place, that more
than 100,000 men on one and the other side
should have,settled their quarrel so near at
Of coming movements, I must not say a
word. The event of yesterday was the capture
of the little fortress of Leuchtenburg, where a
large amount of military stores are reported to
have been captured. The ' assailants fired
heavily into the place, and we heard their
guns booming all yesterday forenoon.
S OTES OF THE WAR.
The correspondents of tho various London
papers confirm the reports pievioaslv pub?
lished that the French army entered the last
conflict in a starving condition.
The Frene h Government bas issued a notifi?
cation that all peacefully disposed natives of
Germany desiring to remain in France may do
so on condition of taking out permits of resi?
The Archbishop of Paris his ear rea dereel all
diocesan sobools and other institutions under
his charge to the French authorities tor hos?
pital purposes. Over 8000 beds have already
been sot np in these placee.
A London ep?cial says that Earl Granville
addressed a long circular to English represen?
tatives in Germany, insisting that neutrality
be faithfully observed, and equal facility be
given to both bslligerente. The tone ot tho
dispatob is moderate and conciliatory, bnt
clearly abowa that the government don't intend
to put any additional restrictions on supplier
to the French Baltic fleet.
So overwnelming is tho desire to enlist in
Prussia that some women have been discover?
ed at Stet tin dressed in male attire, m order
to pass muster. At one station in Berlin over
one hundred women have thus far presented
A correspondent writing from Eissengen,
says that there aro many Americans iu that
town who cannot cet out of it. Many Germans
are there who claim to be American citizens,
and passports are iu great demand. The cor?
respondent has. an old insurance policy which
answers every purpose; its beautiful engraving
and pretentious size never failing to secure
A correspondent at Saarbr?cken writes that
"Fusilier Kraus, who killed the first French?
man, has received thirty tbalors-about five
pounds-from ?eriiu. A natural feehnsr di?
rects the current of patriotic liberality rather
towards the capture than the sliugbter of the
enemy. The men who bring ia the first chas?
seur, or the first cir non, or the first chasse
pct, will receive a very large reward both in
money and goods."
i he subscriptions to the German Patriotic
Aid Fand in New York, amount at present to
$62 958. of which $57.128 have been paid. Of this
fund, $2676 bave been expended in paying the
passage money of surccons sent to the Ger?
man army, and $50.000 have been transferred
to the North German Consul G?rerai foi re?
mittance to the Central Commission at Berlin,
for the aid of German wounded soldiers, and
for the support of the families of the German
soldiers who may bc killed during the present
Travellers ?D Europe, and especially those
visiting tho neighborhood of the Kane, have
suffered great inconveniences from the sudden
declaration of war and from ibe mooopolv of
the railroads by the government officials.
Tourists at the fashionable watering places are
described as runniog about in a helter-skelter
way. or standing all day long waiting for
tickets, and not even being able to re iou tho
office on account of tho crowd. Baggage is
lost and left behind, and a', one station four
hundred trunks, filled with brilli:nt summer
toilets, silks, laces and jewels, hod to be
. abandoned by the lady owners in their haste
The Prussians are said to have laid a regular
network of torpedoes rJong their Baltic coast,
and at the months of the rivers Ems, Wesar.
and Elbe. Both classes of torpedoes are said
to be in use, the cnaree being in general dyna?
mite, which m a fearfully explosive material.
.Many of these torpedoes are believed to be
mechanical, and exceedingly dangerous to
both friends and foes. Others are arranged on
the ordinary electrical principle, and are per?
fectly Bale except when the elecrical commu?
nications are' established. Thus the naviga?
tion of the coast, with its rivera and harbors,
ie quite opeu to the friendly ship. The mer?
chantman may safely steer over and among
tho hidden mines; vet the next moment, by
the moie turn of a key, the channel may be
effectually closed to the pursuer.
The Emperor, imitating the example of the
Duke of Wellington, is going to set an exam?
ple to his army in thc way ot abnegation and
endurance. "For a sovereign to make war
properly," he says, "he must make lt as a BOUS
lleutenant," and bas accordingly determined
that he shall be waited upon by only a single
valet de chambre, aud that his table shall be
confined to what ls strictly necessary. He re?
fuses even the ordinary comfort of a tent to
shelter him from the caprices of the weather.
"What need have we ot tents F" he said, when
the matter was discussed. "We are going to
a country where we shall have a chance of
meeting with houses, and after all we shall
always nave the pillage des caches and a cloak
to cover us." This is the true spirit to begin a
campaign in, and lt cannot fall to arouse the
enthusiasm of the army to the highest point.
A JOURNALISTIC WONDER.
Tho Circulation of the New York Daily
[From thc N. Y. Daily News, August 8.J
We may be pardoned lor referring to the
unprecedented event in newspaper history In
this, or, Indeed, in any other country, which
took place on Friday last. On that day the
Dally News attained a circulation of over
191,000 copies. This extraordinary Increase
of circulation Is attributable to the profound
and general Interest which ls taken In the
Important events that are transpiring both at
home and abroad, and from the well-founded
belief entertained among all classes of readers
in this city, that in the columns of the Dally
News a correct account of these events can be
found faithfully and promptly recorded.
The exciting war occurring in Europe at this
time, in the issue of which so many thousands
in New York feel a deep personal Interest, has
particularly attracted attention to the News as
a faithful chronicle of the latest intelligence
concerning it. Since the inception of the con
I test all the Important movements that have
I taken place on both sides have been tersely
and satisfactorily published In our columns".
They have been "given without any coloring or
prejudice or predilection, and as our facilities
give us extraordinary advantages of getting
the latest news on the best authority, and of
furnishing lt to our readers as rast as we re?
ceive it, our columns have been looked to asa
trustworthy chronicle of Incidents which all
readers wish to have ungarnlshed, and which
experience has taught them they can obtain
truthfully recorded in the columns of the
Local events of more than ordinary inpor
tance have recently claimed a space In the
public journals, and have forced themselves on
the attention of the curious. Inquirers in
search of information on such events have
looked to the News for the latest advices that
could be obtained;and hence, with our reputa?
tion for giving accounts ol' the most recent
occurences with promptitude and accuracy,
and free from the slighrest tinge ol prejudice,
the News lias been, by common consent,
looked to as an authority that cannot be dis?
puted; and hence our circulation arose, under
the pressure of public curiosity, and public
conviction of our ability io satisfy it, to the
amazing number of over 191.000 copies.
There ls not probably at this time, and there
never was, a daily paper which has rivalled the
career of the News. It has been steadily ad?
vancing in popularity from its beginning, and
Hs authority as a source ot information is
strikingly indicated by the rapidity with which
its circi?ation rises whenever events of more
than usual interest happen, either here -or
abroad. In other words, whenever people
want the news in the most succinct and trust?
worthy shape, they look to the News as the
medium through which they are likely to re?
ceive it without adulteration.
-The attempt in Berlin to raise a national
loan of 120,000,000 thalers has broken down.
Up to Tuesday the subscriptions reached only
THE REFORM CANVASS
MEETING AT NEWBERRY COURT?
Splendid Effect or the Speeches of Judge
Carpenter-An Attempt to Mob a Color
i [FBO?I OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.] !
NEWBERRY COURTHOUSE, August 15.
. ls will be remembered, Judge Carpenter,
Owing to hoarseness, did not . speak at New?
berry Courthouse'at the Onie'of the regular
appointment, and at the request of .many citi?
zens spoke there in a grove, Just outside of tho
town. Colonel Simeon Fair, at whose resi?
dence we were hospitably entertained during
our stay, presided. There were present about
twelve hundred persons, Including Ave hun?
dred colored people. Mr. John A. Moroso?
spoke first, and was followed by Judge Car?
penter, both delivering able, effective speeches.
Judge Carpenter addressed his remarks main?
ly to the colored people, and told them truths
which convinced them that the wretches who
bad ruled them so long were their worst |
enemies. Many felt like an old colored maa
who remarked, alter the meeting: "I knew
all along that Governor Scott and-his men
who come about us was very much like the
poor white trash we used to know in old
slave times; I knew they would steal and
lie to us, but I didn't know they were so bad,
. until I heard General Butler and Judge Car-,
penter. Now I know they ain't the men for
us colored people to vote for, and keep In
office." At the meeting to-dny, there was a
larger proportion of colored people than we
have had at any other meeting daring the
campaign, and their earnest attention and the
tears trickling down their swarthy cheeks,
told more than words could do of the power of
the speaker and of the effects of his eloquence
ATTEJIPT TO MOB A COLORED MAN.
As we have stated there were nearly five
hundred colored persons present at the meet?
ing. Of this number over three-fourths were1'
from the county; the remainder from the
village. ; During the speaking about three
hundred colored men, who live lu or loiter
about the village all of the time, hung about
the depot, ana amused themselves by cheer?
ing for Governor Scott and firing off their
weapons. After the meeting these men at
tempted to mob a colored man named Gour?
din, who ls and has been a true friend of the
white men ol' South Carolina, and was one of
the colored men who occupied seats on the
stand at the Reform meeting. When
the mob collected around Gourdin, a
few white citizens interfered and took
him away to his house. The mob gath?
ered around lt and acted in a very disorderly
manner. Mr. Thomas Payslnger, intendant of
the town, came up and commanded order,
whereupon the mob became more dis 'erly,
and threatened to hang Mr. Payslnger. and
gave every evidence that If they did not carry
their threat Into execution they would mal?
treat him. At this Juncture, a number of white
men came up, and by their firmness succeeded
In rescuing Mr. Pavslnger from his dangerous
position and restoring order. The above ver?
sion of the affair ls as given to us by gentle?
men who claimed to be eye-witnesses of the
disturbance. But for the firmness and cool?
ness of the white men, a bloody riot would
doubtless have resulted.
JUDQE CARPENTER'S SPEECHES.
One must hear Judge Carpenter to appreci?
ate his speeches. No report could do him jus-,
tice. Wherever he has spoken he has awak?
ened the utmost enthusiasm. To give our.
readers an idea oi the effect of his speeches,
we will mention two Incidents-one occurring
Saturday, and the other to-day : At Laurens
Courthouse, after the Judge had retired, an
old gentleman, with tears in his eyes, called
upon him and said : "Judge. I want to shake
hands with you and tell you now much I enjoy?
ed your speech to-day; I never enjoyed anything
so much; I am old, out I am going to do my
best for you; but Judge, I tell you I feel dis?
graced; I have but one vote; I have got nine
children, but they are all girl children; I feel
ashamed about that; good-bye. Judge."
To-day, after the speaking, the president of
the Union League, at the Courthouse, who,
with others of tne League, heard the Judge's
speech, said to bim: "Judge, the colored men
of the village, (nearly all, If not all, belong to
the League, and are, of course, sworn to sup?
port the nominees of the party,) if they had
not known that you were the candidate of the
Reform party, would have ridden you on their
shoulders all over the village, so delighted
were they with your speech."
A low fellow named Hlfer, who leads the
Radicals In this district, was credited with
circulating the report that the published letter
of the Hon. B. Odell Duncan, favoring the Re?
form movement, was a forgery. After Judge
Carpenter's speech to-day, In which the Judge
alluded to the report and denounced it as
false, Hiter made himself conspicuous in de?
nying that he was the author ot the report.
The people of Newberry are thoroughly
ulive to the Importance of sustaining the Re?
form movement, and have gone to work with
an earnestness, which is a sure guarantee of.
success. Among the most prominent In the
work ls Colonel Simeon Fair. If every maa
in the State would devote his time, talents
and energies to the cause as he does, Scott
would not receive enough votes to organize a
corporal's guard to fire a salute over his politi?
The colored Radicals and their white leaders
talk "Winchester rifles" pretty freely. They
have a song which they freely sing, one verse -
of which ls as follows :
I'll put my gun upon my shoulder,
My knapsack apon my back,
And like a gay and valiant soldier,
I'll march down to Columbia
And tight against the Democrats and for Gov?
The singers make music out the words,
somehow. _ _ _
THE WEATHER AND CROPS.
The Advertiser says : The finest ten acree of
cotton in Edeefield District, beyound all pos?
sibility of doubt, lies within the corporate
limits of this town-around the private resi?
dence of Charles A. Cbeatbam, Esq. The
landis not rich naturally, but Dicks m s Com?
pound, stable manure,*and energetic super?
vision, have brought it to its present unap?
proachable yield. We walked through thia
cotton yesterday, bul we will not describe it
in detail, for fear people would cry "ut at every
sentence : "What a whopper P Two bales
from each one of theee ten acres is not a mere
possibility or probability, but an inevitable
fate or d?-itiny. Come, ye farmers from Sain-.
da, and from Horse Creek, and from Savannah
hiver, and from Edisto, and view this wonder?
ful fiel i. The sight is worth the trip ! T
The account a of the crops tr om all parts of
our district are favorable and flittering beyond
all precedent. Never have we heard, on the
part of the farmers and plant??, such univer?
sal acknowledgements of splendid crop pros?
pects. We are bavin?, however, constant raine
and a very d imp a'mocphere. Rust has mide
its appearance in somesections.and may yet be
the means of curtailing the cotton yield very
For three weeks past there baa been an ?
abundance of ram. and in som 2 sections of the
county farmers apprebeul damage from the
excessive wet weather. The corn and cotton
crops aro looking extraordinarily fine, and m
manv places there are better prospects than
at any like period since the war.
Up to last week the cotton ci ops of this dis?
trict were promising, but we learn that rust
bas made its appearance, in all parts of the dis?
trict, and that, in additiou to the casting off
the fruit, will materially shorten the yield at
one time promised.
Tbe corn crop is represented to be generally
good, where it ha? been properly cultivated.