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VOLUME IX.-NUMBER 1360. CHARLESTON, MONDAY MORNING, MAY 2, 1870. SIX DOLLARS A YEAR.
A SCENE OF CARNAGE.
FORTT THOUSAND WOUNDED PRU8
STANS LETT ON THE FIELD.
THE KING SHRINKS "FROM HEARING
BAZAINE HOLDS ALL HIS POSITIONS.
NAPOLEON WILL COMMAND TEE IM?
THE COMING OF INTERVENTION.
The Desperate Battle of Thursday
King William Shrinks from Learn?
ing the Pru talan Lou.
BERLIN. August 22.
The following is an extract from a letter
from King William to the Queen, dated Rezon
vUIe, August 18. The King says :
"At about half-past 6 o'clock at night the
fighting ceased gradually.' Without this I
should have acted as at Eonlggratz. Von
Roon saved me this alternative. The troops
have performed miracles of valor against an
enemy equally brave, who withdrew by Inches,
resuming the offensive only to be again re
. poised. I cannot foretell the enemy's late. I
shrink from learning our losses."
. [In saying that he would have act?\l as at
Eonlggratz. the.King means, we presume, that
he would have put himself at the head of bis
troops. At Eonlggratz, he was, during the
whole day, In the thickest of the battle, and
his presence largely added to the enthusiasm
of the army. Von Roon, the Minister of War,
then, as now, accompanied the King.]
Forty thousand Wounded on the Field
-An Effort to send them Home.
"LOXDON, August 22.
A dispatch from ?fezieres to-day. says that
* the Prussian loss in the last battle was fearful:
More than forty thousand wounded lie on the
field of battle, without assistance. The Prus?
sians ask permission to send their wounded
home through Belgium.
Napoleon trill Command the Imperial
Guard-The Bombardment of Toni.
LONDON, August 22.
The Journal Officiel of Paris contradicts the
reports ot the Emperor's illness, and says that
he wUl command the Imperial Guard in the
great hattie to be fought for the defence of
The artillery regiments are actively equip?
ping, and increasing. Several hav.e already
gone to the front.
A hundred priests, going to the army as as?
sistants In the hospitals, marched through
Paris with their knapsacks on their backs.
The crowds were deeply Impressed.
Toul was bombarded on Tuesday, but was
not materially, damaged.
Bazaine Holds his Own-Intervention
Comln?*tvithln a Month.
PARIS, August 22.
In the Senate, to-day, a senator stated that,
. after a suspension of news for forty-eight
hours', the government had received a dispatch
from Bazaine confirming his former dispatches
regarding the affair ot the 13th [Thursday.)
After a battle ot nine hours' duration, Bazaine
held all his positions. The Ministers could say
Apo more, but would affirm that Bazaine was
full of confidence, which feeling was shared
by the Secretary ot War."
The Gaulois Bays the diplomatic corps meet
dally at the English Embassy and await a fav?
orable moment for the introduction of peace
propositions. It ls saki that, let events take
what turn they may, interposition will cer?
tainly take place within a month.
Russia Moving for Peace-The Germans
to Surround Bazaine.
LONDON, August 22.
It is reported that the Russian Minister at
?Florence has communicated to the Italian
Government a copy of a note inviting a con?
ference of the " great Powers to consider the
internal condition of France, and what is ne?
cessary to prevent anarchy.
All the advices from the seat of war show
that the Germans are seeking to surround Ba?
zaine, and to prevent reinforcements from
THE WAR IN CUBA.
A Double Cuban Victory.
NEW YORK, August 22.
A letter from St. Jago de Cuba, dated Au?
gust 8, says that Valmaseda, who had arrived
from Bayamo, was attacked by the rebel s and
lost 550 In killed and wounded, including Col?
onel- Camara DeTHguel, and many other offl
JToers, his cannon and $6000 in gold. Colonel
Leno, the commander of the second exped?
' tion landed from the Geo. B. Upton, was kill?
ed by the Spaniards. Most of his command
were killed or captured. Colonel Tearanca at?
tempted to cut his way fr?m Manzanillo to
Bayamo, and was repulsed with a I033 of 1S0O
mer and H cars of stores and equipage.
Eighteen car loads of wounded had returned
. A San Jago de Cuba letter states that Colo?
nel Ampodla, succeeded, after six hours' fight?
ing, In making his way from Manzanillo to
Bayamo. General D?nale Marnai, one of the
ablest ot the Cuban leaders, died of braiu
fever. General Modiste Diaz has been ap?
pointed lu his place. Yellow fever and cholera
are among the troops. None are flt for duly
in Santiago; nearly one thousand sick and
wounded, who have been discharged, have ar?
rived from that place in the last fortnight.
The city also Is suffering from want of water;
the supply has been cut off by the insurgents.
SPARKS FROM THE WIRRS.
The Union League national committee met
at Philadelphia and passed resolutions of sym?
pathy with Prussia.
The managers of the rival railroads from
New York to the West meet at Saratoga to-day,
feld hope to establish peace among themselves
and a war upon the public, in the shape of a
general advance of rates.
THE MILITIA OUTRAGES IN NOBTH
HALEIGH, August 22.
Ju.dge Pearson commenced the examination
of bench-warrants in the case o? the State
against Wiley. A number of witnesses were
sworn, when the court adjourned to 3 o'clock.
Three witnesses were examined this even?
ing, and the court again adjourned.
Nothing Important was elicited. Ber?
gen, who was balled to appear to-day,
has gone to his command. The Judge
refused to call Bergen's council, stating that
he had affidavits that Bergen ha? threatened
the lives of prisoners who had made affidavits
regarding his cruelties. Bergen's course is
condemned as unprecedented. Judge Brooks,
who opens the District Court to-morrow, will
release some thirty prisoners. Kirk and Ber?
gen will be present to answer tor contempt,
alBO on a civil writ for damages. Felix Boan,
whom Brooks released at Salisbury, appeared
and gave bail for a bench warrant issued by
THE GOLD AND BOND MARKET.
LONDON', AUgUSt 22.
Consols 91Bonds qu'et at 88|.
NEW FORE, August 22.
The latest quotations are : Gold in jhe morn?
ing was strong, and ranged from I4iai5,?. The
advance was due to a decline of bonds in Lon?
don and to over-sold gold. In the afternoon
lt was dull and steady; most sales were at 15$a
15j. Sixty-twos 12?; sixty-fours 10?; sixty-fives
Hi: new 10; sixty-sevens 10; sixty-eights 10j;
forties 8J. Tennessees, new G3; eights 67. Vir?
ginias C3}; new 63. Louisianas 71; new 64.
Levees 72; eights 84. Alabama eights 98; fives
70. Georgia sixes 82; sevens 91. North Car?
olinas 52$; new 30. South Carolinas 80; new
THE BATTLES AT METZ.
FULLER REPORTS OF THE SANGUINARY
Thc Battle of Sunday.
A PRUSSIAN ACCOUNT OF THE DATTLB-A TRAIN
OF UEAVT SIEGE GUNS EN ROt'TE TO FRANCE.
A special correspondent at Berlin writes on
Tuesday, 16th instant :
The encounter before Metz on Sunday was
an attack upon the rear guard of the French
and the repulse of a sortie from the fortress by
troops of the First East Prussian and Seventh
Westphalia army corps. The commanders of J
these two army corps-Von Manteuffel and
Von Zastrow-having directea the movements,
lt ls probable that the siege of Metz will begin
at once. The siege train at Magdeburg has
left for France already, on Saturday last, und
other siege art;Bery is to follow lt. Strasbourg,
it is supposed, will be besieged exclusively by
South Germans, chiefly Baden tro - PH. An
S.rly surrender is. however, anticipated alter
e earnestness of the siege shell have been
sufficiently shown-not so In the case of Metz.
The Battle of Tuesday.
PRUSSIAN REPORTS-A FRUITFUL VICTORY-TWO
THOUSAND PRISONERS AND SEVEN GUNS CAP?
. The BorJin Siaatsanzeigrr of Friday bas the
following details of General Steinmetz's move?
The General succeeded in engaging the
enemy while the latter was retreating from
Metz in a southernly direction, and obliged
him to pause near Arricark, where, approach?
ing on the lelt bank of the river, Prince Frede?
rick Charles overtook the French lelt on the
16th. The Prince had the Third Corps, which,
although it had been engaged at Saarbr?cken
and Forbach, instantly attacked the enemy in
company with General Stulpnagel's Fifth Divi?
sion, and maintained its ground against a su?
perior force for six hours, until the Hanover
Corps, with the Twenty-second and Twenty
fifth Divisions, arrived on the scene. These
six divisions under Prince Frederick Charles,
repulsed the Third. Fourth, Second and Sixth
Divisions of the French and the Imperial
Guard. The Prussians took two thousand
prisoners, two eagles and seven guns, and
constrained the enemy to a rapid movement
from the banks of the Meuse to the fortified
City of Metz.
The Battle of Wednesday.
OFFICIAL DISPATCH FROM MARSHAL BAZAINE
THE PRUSSIANS SAID TO HAVE KEEN DRIVEN
BACK ALONG THEIR ENTIRE LINE-TUE FRENCH
LOSS HEAVX-A FRENCH SOLDIER'S ACCOUNT
OF THE RECENT ENGAGEMENTS.
The following official dispatch from Marshal
Bazaine was made public on Friday:
. VERDUN, August 17-8 P. M.
This (Wednesday) morning the army of
Prince Frederick Charles commenced a sharp
attack on the right of our position. The caval?
ry division of General Portun and the second
corps, under General Frossard, made a firm
resistance. The divisions of another corps,
which were in echelon to the right and left of I
Rezonvllle, came np successively and went
into the action, which lusted until nightfall.
The enemy deployed considerable forces and
made repeated efforts to resume the offen?
sive, which were vigorously repulsed. A
fresh corps (Tarjn?e endeavored to turn
our left. We have everywhere held
our positions, and have inflicted heavy losses
on the enemy. ' Our loss ls serious. G ?neral
Battallle was wounded. In the heal of the
action, a regiment of Uhlans charged on the
stair of Bazaine, and twenty of the Marshal's
escort were placed Aors dc combat. The cap?
tain commanding the escort was killed. At
eight o'clock the enemy was driven back along
his entire line, lt Is estimated that 120.000
Prussians were engaged.
The Gaulois say* the following particulars
have been communicated by an eye-witness
belonging to a regiment of chasseurs :
The Emperor left Metz with the advance
guard Sunday last, lor Verdun. On that day
there was a bloody and protracted engage?
ment. The Prussian army was repulsed by
our troops, and lost from 1G.000 to 18,000 men.
Nearly all their cannon fell into our hands.
The guns of Fort St. Quentin played an Impor?
tant part in this battle, and with terrible effect.
On Monday, about 9 o'clock in the morning, a
detachment of Chasseurs d'Afrique was sent
to reconnoitre the woods in the neighborhood
of Mars la Tour. They suddenly came upon
three regiments of Prussian inlantry and two
batteries of artillery, which Immediately
opened fire. Colonel Galilet ordered his
men to charge; but at that moment au order
came from Bazaine to fall back on the
road and protect the passage ot the Emperor,
and the chasseurs returned and encamped a
little above Juray. About 2 In the afternoon
the Emperor, who intended to sleep at Con
flaus, passed over the road, going In the direc?
tion of Verdun, as at Confiaus several Uhlans
had suddenly appeared and shot over the road
like a flash ot lightning. Our cannon thunder?
ed all the evening from the direction of Llain,
and the roar of the cannonade was still heard
at 6 o'clock A. M. At about 7 o'clock lliirty
ty-flve Uhlans passed the camp and disappear?
ed in the woods, all traces of them being lost.
On Tuesday the Emperor arrived at Verdun
at noon, and lelt In a train at half-past l.
Two regiments of chasseurs had been
ordered from Chalons to watch the
woods and guard the railroad track. [The
person who communicates these details be?
longed to this detachment.] He met thc train
bealing the Emperor at Saint Munehould.
With the Emperor were M. Pi?tri and Prince
Murat. It was reported that the Prince Im?
perial and Prince Napoleon also accompanied
him. The train consisted ouly of two third
class cars fur tho passengers, two for the
horses, and three baggage vans. It reached
Rheims in the evening. At Verdun we could
hear the sound of the cannonade coming Iroin
the direction ol St. Michel. At St. Menchoukt
it was reported ihat Bas-le-Duc had boen occu?
pied by the Prussians since Z P. M.
THE GERMAN ADVANCE
BAZAINE CONFESSEDLY UNSUC?
PARIS MUST STAND A SIEGE.
QI KEN VICTORIA THINKS MEDIA?
THE AUSTRIAN GERMANS DECLARE FOR
MCMAHON MANOUVRING FO R
THE FRENCH FIRE UPON A FLAG OF TRUCE.
Bazaine'* Account of the Battle* at
Metz-Thc Siege of Part? Imminent.
WASHINGTON, Augost 22.
The Paris correspondent of the New York
Courrier des Etats Unis says: "I have myself
seen the latest dispatches from Bazaine. He
declares positively that he is the victor. His
strategical movement has been accomplished,
but attended with serious losses."' This corres?
pondent reproaches the government for with?
holding this reassuring dlsjiatch from the pub?
lic. He sums np the comb its of the last seven
days as being favorable to the French, but
brought no decisive results.
One thing ls certain, the army of the Crown
Prince continues Its march towards Paris via
Vltry Le Fran?ais, avoiding Chalons.
The Emperor and McMahon are at Chalons.
Trochu's measures Indicate that the siege of
Paris is imminent. Yesterday fifty thousand
guns were distributed. Grain is arriving in
vast quantities. Paris is provisioned for eight
The Siege of Strasbourg.
PARIS, August 22.
The Prussians besieging Strasbourg have
diverted the course of the river 111 to stop their
supply of water. The commandant has seht
all non-combatante from the city.
Reports from London-Everybody Sur?
rounded-The Prussian Prospect*.
LONDON, August 22.
Tlie Garde Mobile ls returning to Paris,
doubtless for arms.
The Prussians intended to surround Metz
with a railroad.
Bismarck's regiment, several times reported
annihilated, has never been nuder Are.
It Is said that Bazaine 1B absolutely cut off
from his resources. McMahon is also believed
to be surrounded. Convoys with provisions
have gone forward to both armies.
One hundred and fifty thousand men passed
to the front through Paris since Friday morn?
It is generally believed the march of the
Prussians cannot be checked before reaching
There 16 said to be three hundred thousand
good troops In and around Paris.
It ls believed that one decisive battle will
give Paris to the Prussians.
A "Demand" for Mediation.
FLORENCE, August 22.
Prince Napoleon ls here to demand media?
[If this means anything, the word demand
should most likely read asks for. The com?
monest blunder made ls to translate the
French verb demander as to demand, when lt
should be to erst /or.]
Another Demand for Peace-The Capi?
tulation of Pfalsbarg.
LINDON August 22- P. M.
The French Minister to England has been
instructed to make demands here similar to
Prince Napoleon's at Florence.
Madame Canrobert and family arrived at
Pfalsbnrg has capitulated.
Neutrality of the United States.
WASHINGTON, August 22.
The President has issued a proclamation of
neutrality,between France and Prussia.
The President recites the law bearing upon
the subject, and wkhdraws the protection of
the United States from persons violating
Firing on a Flag of Truce.
?WASHINGTON, August 22.
The Minister of the North German Confeder?
ation, at this place, has received a dispatcli
from Secretary Von Thiele narrating that the
French had fired upon a flag of truce and
wounded a trumpeter. The dispatch says:
"Wc solemnly protest against this violation of
the law ol' nations.
Nothing from Bazaine for Two Days
The Prussian Cavalry Near Chalons.
PARIS, August 22.
The destruction of the Bois de Boulogne has
The ramparts are fully armed, and thc forts
fully prepared. The entrances to the city can
be closed at any moment by drawbridges.
It is reported that In case or a siege, all
strangers will be compelled to leave the elly.
The Minister of the Interior publishes a note
from the Minister of War to the effect that,
having no communications from Bazaine for
two days, he thinks that Bazaine's plans are
not yet successful. He says: "The heroic con?
duct of our soldiers, facing superior numbers
of the enemy, permit us to hope for the suc?
cess of other operations."
The enemy's pickets have appeared ai St.
Dozier-a point about ten miles southeast of
Vltry le Fran?ais.
A Proposal for Mediation-The Q,nceu
Thinks it Inopportune - McMahon
Making a Strategic Move.
LONDON, August 22.
A letter from Queen Victoria to the Empress
Eugenie, dated Anglist 15, has been published.
The Queen regrets her inability to mediate be?
tween France and Prussia, und intiiuaies that
mediation is a Cib'.net affair, and that it is now
The Prussians surround Verdun.
The camp at Chalons ls abandoned, and the
troops there ure ordered into position along
The plans of the Crown Prince seems to be
to advance along th-j valley of the Aube.
It is said that McMahon ls performing a
stragetical movement which Bazaine expects
lo be able to support.
g.Bazaine, at the last accounts, had been sup?
plied with food and ammunition.
The Puns Si?cle of to-day says: "It is cer?
tain that we must accept a siege."
Two ol'Bismarck's sons have been wounded.
McMahon's headquarters are al St. Oozier,
(and, if so, must be unpleasantly close to the
Prussian cavalry spoken of in a preceding dis?
The Prussian Claren.
Tho Prussian forces have occupied Loz
Capture of a German Bark.
PLYMOUTH, August !
A French corvette captured a Prussian 1
off this port. The people gathered on
beach to witness the operation. ,4
Tue Italian War Loan.
FLORENCE, August J
The war appropriation of 40,000,000 li
has passed both houses.
Bridging the Rhine-The Austrian C
'mans Declare for Prussia.
The Prussians are bridging the- Rhine
tween Basie and Mulhausen, in close pros
ty to the SwisB frontier, where 10,000 tn
Advices from Stockholm state that Fre
agents have been arrested for bribltfg-the p
to excite a popular sympathy with France.
A Vienna dispatch says that Austrian (
mans declare for Prussia in this war.
The North German Envoy at Rpme has
Ued Garibaldi at Caprera. fi
A large number ol siege guns have arri
at the Prussian irontler.
It is stated that the balls of the mitraille
The Northern papers contain the followi
WHAT PRUSSIA DEMANDS.
?LONDON, August 1
The special demands of the King ot Pru?
are Btated to be aa tallows: First, that K
William be declared Emperor of Germany;
cond, that the provine j of Alsace, togec
with, the city of strasbourg, be given to
Grand Duchy of Baden; third, that Biva
receive a lull monetary compensation in e
sideration of her services and exoensoa in
war; fourth, that Napoleon Iii' be depos
and that au Orleans Prince be placed ou
throne of France. The feeling in England t
Germany is uoiverBal ia favor of thesa con
THE SIREN OP STRAWBERRY HILL,
I have just heard from a good source
original cause of the hostility of tho Lone
Times to the Emperor, and tho sudden wu
arouud of the London Daily Telegiaph in
same direction. Lady Waldegrave, of Sin
berry Hill, a great iriend or the Orle;
family, is dicing and wining the Lone
J torualistB. wiih a view to malte*partiaai
Oelane, of the London Times, dines there tb
timea a week, and has been the more eat
won over by ber ladyship from the fact tbat
lo.-t $20,000 m tbe time of the HoheDZJllc
arTiir by ?tock speculations for a rise on fa:
of the announcement of the settlement ol' t
war quest ion by M. Oflpic-r's Le Co us ti tut tom
Anioug recent conquests of tbe arron or Stra
berry Hill aro Monsieur and Mad true Lesq.
tho Xelegiapb. They honored the invitati
.f her ladyship, and tba allegiance of tl
journal woe secured.
CAVALRY PROM ALGERIA.
PARIS, August 20
The Constitutionnel says thiPtha nat:
chiefs of Algeria are raising 29.0JO cavalry I
the French army, which vnilsooc be in reac
ness. Over 30,000 Algerian volunteers ha
also demanded leave to serve with the o rmi
COMMANDERS AT FRENCH PORTS.
The Journal Officiel this morning publish
the folio wing 86 having beeu approved by tl
"Mwlame-Tho posts ol Cherbourg. Bree
L'Orient, ltocbefort and Toulon having bet
declared in a state of sieqe, if tbe letter of t
provisions of the decree oi October IS, 18C
were to be strictly followed, tbe Dowers e
trusted to tho military nuthori'.ies by virtue
a state of siege suould devolve on the genera
commanding the territorial divisions with
the limits in which are found these five poel
As these powers are not entrusted to ai
maritime authority by the terms of Wie 268
article, except in cases of unforeseen attac
the present circumstances and general into
csts in defence of the country demaud tl
abolitioo of said article. Therefore, after ha
iug a consultation with thc Minister of Marin
1 have the honor to propose to your Majesty
decree that maritime prefects be invested wil
tbe extraordinary powers of superior cor
mandera of al] troops stationed within thin
five military posts. PALIKAO."
AN IMPERIAL ORDER.
While afc Metz the Emperor issued the fe
lowing ordor, which was printed and distnbu
ed among the officers : "The Prussians coi
menee action by putting forward a small foro
but placing heavy batteries behind theoi i
good positions. They then tarai a line i
sharpshooters, who, uud.-r cowr ot the wood:
keep up a constant fire and gradually gain th
flauk ot their enemy. When tbe aharpsnoo
eraar.Mvell eugigec!, the Prussians pat foi
ward biron,,' bodies of troops, who try to ap
proaoli as nrar the hostile lines as poesibii
unseen." Havinir given these details, the En
peror concludes by directing tho officers t
imitate tue actions of the enemy.
TARAL SYMPATHY WITH PRUSSIA.
The journals ot this city comment on th
fact, announced by the Austrian press, that th
Pope has camplmiented King William of Prui
sin on tue success ol his arms.
THE RUSH FOR;COIN.
Great crowds collect daily around tho door
of the Bank ot France to obtain specie for bills
The brokers chargea premium of ten per cern
for c .in. The Putrio defend* the officiais froi
tbe charge of negligence in not preparing i
meet tho demand for small bills, and promise
thr t an enormous quantity will bj ready in
j few days.
THE BATTLE OF LONGUEVILLE.
The Figaro to-day lias the following detail
of tbe baitio of L Jusrueville : "The battle oe
curred at Barny, four k'loiuetres from M-\z
und not at Longueville, as has boon elated
Tbe battle occurred on Sundav. Half ol ou
armv, which was about two hundred tuousani
strong, w^8 passing thc Moselle at that plao
on oue budge. The PrusBtansmade a mistat
and attacked a iout an hour too awn. I'hi
corps of Generals I'Admirault aud Dec-iea wen
ablt co face the eucmy in about a half bou
from thc time tbe first attac- waa made. Thc
Prussians had evidently a plan of tho fortifica
tiona o? Metz, but which did not contain an;
indication <?t Fort St. Queutin. for in trying t!
avoid St. Julm they marched directly towardi
Fort St. Quentin, which, when they came with
in easy range, opened a vory destructive fire ou
them. Ia their confusion the Prussians re
treated and come within range of tbe guns o
Fort St. Julien, which also omened fire, increas'
1 mg the los-i of the euemy. The Prussian thet
attacked another part ot the position, which
was defended bv only one retninejt of intantrj
and a inasKcd battery of mitrailleurs. Th > lat?
ter immediately uncovered, and made greal
havoc in the ranks ol the Prussians. Thc
firiu? ceased at half-past seven in the evening,
having lasted from four o'cJock. Wo had about
1000 Killed and perhaps aa many wounded,
i'lie Prussians sent IU a, fi ur of truca demand?
ing au armisiice for tho purpose of burying
the dead. They admitted a los* of 8000 killed.
The armistice was refused. Ia this battle tue
first corp.- of the Prussians was commande I by
(Jo icral Uauteuffel, and of tho seventh corps
bv Count ZiStroW. They Lad 50.000 infautrv,
33.000 cavalry aud 9d gun?.
THE EETBEAT OF M'MAHON.
Edmudd About continues hm description of
thc ion-eat of .McMellon's eorps'in a letter from
Saverue. dated .Monday, August 8th, as tallowa :
"Yesterday, 7ih of August, at G o'clock, upon
I koo ar not what false alarm, perhaps only be?
cause three or four scon's of the eneoiv were
announced on the side of Steiubiirg, the Duke
ile Magenta caused a general (retreat) u ue
beite", andSaverue though ltsulflost, whilst
officers and soldiers threw ?.homaelves pell-mill
upon the PfateDurs road, ami tlirce-loiirtlia
of tho people went off wildly to.vardj tue
neighboring lore-sis. A sad example was aet
bv -no gcufjda-.mesan 1 sergeants <ta Ville. The
townsfolk closed their aliona and piled 'up
furniture upon their carta. Sume of th? farm?
ers (Low callie before thurn, aa in the lime ol'
Abraham Taere were incredible accumula?
tions funned, both ot men and annuals, in tue
Uuu-<es off-.rosters and in lui.is ol' the castle;.
Thia morning all is caira in town, or to speak
mure secure, ely, all ?9 ?-T.J there. Invasion ia
expected dom ono moment to an'-Mier. Nu
ono dream?- or defence nirainst tho 150 OOO men
ol the Punco Riyal. The Mayor invites the
bakers and buiclierd io reopen their shuns. A
low devoted men andsome brave women divide
themselves be.ween two ambulances, of windi
vue is M the buspual and the oincrat tba Asilo
Imperial. There remain oolj CO wounded or
HO. One hundred and sixty have been sent to
Saarburg. Almost all the Zouaves and Turcos
made their escape last night, fearing to be.
murdered by the Prussians. How they were
able to deas themselves kas far as Pfalsburg,
beiDg in such a etate as they were, I scarcely
know. It must have been with stolen horses
and carriages. Mine was recovered this morn?
ing at 6 o'clock, perfectly eound, from haifa
dozen stragglers, who had replaced the traces
with turbans unrolled."
GLEANINGS FBOM THE PARIS FBEBS.
La Liberte publishes a leader urging repri?
sals. lt eays the Prussians, without pity,
eboot peasants and tax heavily the population.
They war like savages. Without imitating
thsm, let us do what the laws of war permit
tax the population of the Prussian coast.
Let our ships at Bremen, Hamburg, Lubeck,
Dm! zig, K?nigsberg and along the whole coast
make requisitions o? all kinds. Let no time be
lost. We must treat the enemy as we aro
The journals here rofnte indignantly the re
peated accusations of the Prussians that
French troops fire upon ambulances, in viola?
tion ot tho Convention of Geneva.
The authorities have taken 1500 more horses
from the omnibus company, which has lost
most of its conductors, who have gone with
the Garde Mobile.
The Gaulois says the most important mem?
bers of the "Left" have had a meetiog, and
decided that the government be advised that
it must make no mention of peace so long asia
singlo Prussian is on French territory, and
not then even can the war cease at once. The
PTas-iians driveu away, Frunce must combine
with Europe to obtain such guarantees as will
insure the future.
La Liberte announces that the Prussians
at Lyons aod at Bordeaux are being at last ex?
pelled. They have, it says, merited nothing
better by their hostile attitude.
The Paris journals are bitterly hostile to tho
Gionier de Cassagnac replaces his son Paul
as editor of the Pays, the later bavins joined
the army. The Pays is still as violently war?
like and as hostile to the Prussiau residents of
France as ever.
L'Opinion Nationale, announcing the ap?
pointment by the Prussian King of governors
for the provinces of Lon aine and Alsace, says
woe to the conquered shoutd Prussia succeed.
France will le treated with unexampled ligar.
She will be dismembered, robbed and crushed
so tbat ?be may not at somo future day seek
revenge, and that the source of democracy
may be destroyed. The present war is one of
the old against the new; the right of the
people against that of ?he ?mg.
AN OFTER OF MEDIATION FF.OM THE FOPE.
LONDON, August 19.
The following is the letter of the Pope to
King William proposing mediation :
"Your Majesty-In the present crave cir?
cumstances it may appear an unusual thing to
rejcivo a letter from me; but, as thc Vicar oa
Earth of God and Peace, I,cannot do less than
offer my mediation. It is'my-desire to witness
the cessation of warlike preparations, and to
stop tbe evils, theil' inevitable consequences.
My mediation is that of a sovereign whose
small domir ion excites no jealousy, and who
inspires confidence by tho moral and religions
influence bc personifies. May God lend an ear
to my wishes, and helen a'so to rhose 1 form
for your Majesty, to whom I would bc united in .
the bonds of chan tv. "/ Pros.
"Given at the Valican, July 22.1870."
A postscript adds ;
"I have written identically to the Emperor."
The King's reply in as follows :
"Mos'. August Pontiff-I am not surprised,
but profoundly moved at the '.ouching words
traced by your hand. They canse the voice of
God aod ot Peace to be bear L How could ray
heart refuse to listcu to so powerlul an appeal.
God witt esses that neither 1 nor my people
desired or provoked war. Obeying the sacred
duties which God imposes on sovereigns and
nations, we take up the sword to defend the
independence and honor of ..our country, ready
to lay it dowu the moment those treasures are
secure, lt your doliness could offer me from
him who so unexpectedly declared war assur?
ance ot sincerely pacific dispositions, and
guarantees against a similar attempt upon the
peace aud tranquillity of Europe, it certainly
will not be I who will refuse to receive them
from your venerable hands, united as I am
with you in bonds of Christian charity and
sincere friend<jri,i. WILLIAM."
A SIGNIFICANT ADMI8810N.
l'A a?s, August 10.
The Gaulois has a report that tho British
Ambassador here has received a dispatch from
Km? William, confessing that but little re?
nnins of tbe splendid army of Ptiuce Frederick
LATER REPORTS FROM PARIS-A RUMORED BAT?
TLE-MOVEMENTS OF Tilt; EMPEROR.
PARIS, August 20.
The Figaro, of this morning, quoting a su?
perb tribute iii the Moniteur Universel to the
courage, enterprise and sell-devotion of the
newspaper correspondents, says : "The public
keeps an account of the administrative Insults
and outrages to which they have been sub?
There are rumors of an engagement be?
tween Marshal Caurobert and Prince Frede?
rick Charles. Also, that the Prince Royal has
penetrated France as far as Vitry le Fran?ais,
nineteen miles southeast of Chalons, and had
an engagement willi the forces under Marshal
Advices from Chalons are encouraging.
They show the presence there of a large and
well appointed force, which, combining with
that ol' Marshal Bazaine, must effect much.
The Gaulois publishes a letter from Lune
vllle to-day relating to the excessive requisi?
tions on the French of the army oi the Prince
Royal. Demands beyond the power of the in?
habitants to meet are harshly insisted upon,
and many needless acts are committed, such
as the people will take deadly revenge for
should the Prussians be forced to retreat.
It ls now assured that the forests of Bou?
logne and Vincennes will only be cut down In
case of the loss of a battle in Champagne,
which will render thc march on Paris possible
by tiie enemy. The Count de Palikao decided
on this In the council of ministers to-day.
The Paris journals notice as significant, that
whereas Berlin was illuminated Tor what King
William called the "victories of the lith and
lCth," the Bourse at Berlin fell two francs.
Prince Napoleon arrived here yesterday.
There ls bitter comment here upon the ac?
tion of the Prussians, in continuing to fire upon
surgeons in the field, wiio are helping the
wounded. The Prussian? have also captured
and sent away the French sanitary ambu?
The Presse to-day has the following relative
lo the movements of the Emperor:
Since the Emperor left Metz on the 14th he
and his suite have traversed all the villages
where combats have taken place since the
battles around Metz have begun. He was at
Longevllle on the 14th and at Oravelot on the
In the latter neighborhood the Prussians
were hidden at several points, and the Em?
peror had barely passed through when sharp
fighting commenced. Several French regi?
ments had to be detailed to protect him on his
way. The next day he passed through Con
flans, breakfasted lit Etain and slept at Ver?
dun. Only a few moments after he left Etaln
a Prussian etat major breakfasted at the same
place. On his way from Verdun to Chalons,
the Emperor passed in plain view of the
enemy's pickets. To-day he is ut Rheims.
PLAIN TALKING-PRUSSIAN ORGANIZATION.
LONDON, August 20.
The Dublin Nation accuses the British
Ministry and press of hostility to France.
Tue Irishman says : "If ever til? sun of vic?
tory should shine again on the drooping stan?
dard ol' the Emperor alter this storm of war,
he will be bouud by every sacred lie to pay
England lor lier bitter abuse und malignity for
Vilich he ls now lier debtor."
Clergymen aro attached co all the Prussian
divisions. As au InstanCd of the perfect or?
ganization and preparation ol' the Prussian
anny, it ls slated that a Prussian regiment re
ceutly captured some Turcos when almost in?
stantly u perfect sketch ot the group was exe?
cuted by photography, and a copy handed to
the soldiers to identify In case ol' an escape of
Tlie news of the destruction ol the Bois de
Boulogne and Vincennes is confirmed. The
peuple protested, but lt was declared a milita?
ry necessity for the defence ol' the city, aud to
alford tl clear sweep and view.
-Omaha, one of the cities bora of the Pacific
Railroad, and which for a lime increased in
populatiou and business at a rapid rate, has
already suffered a relapse. Business there,
according io a local paper, is unsuully dull-so
much so, in fact, that the City Council ls offer?
ing bonuses lo manufacturers to establish
themselves in that place. j
THE REFORM CANVASS
A MOST SUCCESSFUL MEETING AT
" Let ns have Peace."
j FROM OCR OWN CORRESPONDENT. ]
CARMEL HILL, August 20.
Al this place, to-day. twelve miles distant
from Chester Courthouse, there was a most
successful meeting, which was in striking con?
trast to the disorderly proceedings at Chester
Courthouse. Yesterday it was rumored that
Wlmbush had declared his intention to come
and break up the meeting. But he did not
come. Had he done so, and interfered-in the
least, his reception would have beea different
from that which he received at Chester. Each
white man present had determined that the
proceedings should bc conducted in an orderlv
manner, and short work would have been
made of any disturbers.
TEE MILITIA PRESENT.
Hie militia ot this section, about two hun?
dred strong, paraded at a small church near
the place of meeting, and as we are informed
by some of them had orders not to go near
the meeting, but to use every exertlou to pre?
vent the colored people from attending.
Shortly after we arrived upon the ground, the
captain of the company came up and stated
that he and his men desired to hear the
speeches, and If there was no objection they
would come. A most cordial Invitation was
extended them, and a few moments after the
company, with colors flying, drums beating,
fifes shrieking, and presenting quite a military
appearance, marched up, stacked their arms
alongside of the stand, were dismissed and
took their seats with the audience, where they
remained during the entire meeting, paying
the deepest attention. After the meeting, the
company was reformed and marched oir to
their drill ground, where for the remainder of
the day they were drilled by their officers.
There were present about five hundred
whites, and probably the same number ol col?
ored people, Including the militia. Upon the
stand were General w. A. Walker, Major S. P.
Hamilton, Colonel McKlsslck, nominee of the
Reform party lor Congress from the Fourth
Congressional District, General Butler. Sancho
Saunders, colored member of the Legislature,
and others. Judge Carpenter, being unable to
speak on account of hoarseness, didn't come
with us, but remained at Chester.
General Walker called the meeting to order,
and after a brief introductory address, in
which he spoke of the necessity of the two
races uniting upon a common platform to labor
for the good of the State, which was threaten?
ed with destruction by the adventurers now
in power, he introduced Colonel McKlsslck.
Thc Colonel announced his Intention of beat?
ing his opponents, saying he had never been
beaten and would not be thiB time; he knew
that it would require considerable labor, but
.fledncended to work for the office and the Re?
form movement In season and out of season,
by day and by night, through sunshine and
through raia, at all places and at all times.
During his speech he Illustrated his position
by numerous and well-timed anecdotes. He
kept his audience In the best of humor
throughout lils speech, which had a telling
Major Hamilton spoke for about five min?
utes, expressing his Intention to use every ef?
fort to advance the interest of the Reform
General Butler followed Major Hamilton,
and, In a speech ot an hour's duration, dealt
some sturdy blows at the Scott Ring. During
his remarks he denounced, in no measured
terms, the conduct ot Wlmbush and his adhe?
rents at Chester Courthouse.
This meeting wa* one ot the most success?
ful we have had. The action of the Radicals
at the Chester meeting, while most disgrace?
ful and <fo be much regretted by all, has been
productive ol much good to the Reform cause.
At the meeting to-day a number of colored
men, some of them members of the militia,
expressed their dissatisfaction at the conduct
of Wlmbush and his followers, and volunteered
their services to aid lu preventing such con?
ANOTHER ROUSING MEETING.
THOM AN OCCASIONAL CORRESPONDENT.] I
Ross's STATION, S. C. Railroad. August 20.
Ou Saturday, the 20tb instant, there was a
meeting cf the CUIZJDB of Givlnui Township,
at Ross's Station, to hear discussions on the
political issues of the day. Un acount of ihe.
shortness of the notice, it wad not as generally
known as we should have wished, still the
meeting was aa large as was expected, over a
half colored. Tho meeting being organized,
Mr. Thomas H. Minis was called to the chair,
and Colonel T. E. P.aysor requested to act as
secretary. Afora short and feeling prayer
by the Rev. X. J. Hariey.tbe chairman arose and
impressed upou the meeting the importance of
rctorni-showed that tho corruption of the
Scott parly bad paralyzed every brandi of in?
dustry; alluded to the laud ring, tbe phosphate
bill sud the school commissi on, showing their
: shortcomings by facts and figures, and then
' distinctly stated that any member of the oppo?
sition who wished to apeik should have iull
opportunity of BO doing.
Mr.-W. H. Francis was first introduced, who
said mat lie came herc to help build tuc bridge
acroaa the chasm which now sr-parated the
colored race from the white race; that neither
Abraham Lincoln nor the Federal army had
freed the colored man, it waa tho work of God
through your own strong arms. He showed
the pcrnicioua effect ot electing .Northern inou
to roprcaent ue; how they bad taxed our labor.
Labor and capital must work togetnei; tbe
white was necessary to the colored man and
the colored man to'the waite maa. He wis
present when the phosphate bili passed aud
aaw whiskey and beer freely used, and that
$60,000 bought U? two-thirds of tho Legisla?
ture. He compared the State to a sinking ship,
aud called on the people to come and help
liefere we all went to the bottom together.
Ue told of the Union League; a member was
bound by oath to support the nominee even if
that nominee waa tte devil. If Scott
is re-elected, God have mercy on us.
Mr. Henry Hall was next introduced, Ho aaid
I am no speaker, I came to talk to you. After
alluding to the phosphate bill, he showed tbe
duty of peace and good will to all men. I am
an African descendant andi feel for my colored
friends. No man can enslave us again; we aro
all free men, God fred aa and the devil in
hell cau't enslave us again. Study your self
interest; together let us sweetly live, together
let us sweetly die. . Where are the colored
soldiers who were promised so much if ihey
would join tb? army and fight bravely ? Some
in tho penitentiary, some in jail, aud hundreds
are in the streets with in homes aud no em?
ployment. He exposed a^m . of the worse
characters of the liing, related several in?
stances of their villany, and a .pealed to the
colored people to look to their interests, for
it seta my heart on fire to see my colored
friends going to ruin.
Mr. James li. Thomas was n2xr. intro luced.
He said lie cim? to give facts and not to tell
auybodv to vote for Judge Carpenter nor Gov?
ernor Scott. Ihe Union Reform Party baa
only one object and that is to put honest mon
in office, lie showod the disho esty of Scott
and party, ho toid only what be saw, and said
that if Govoruor S?ottwaa re-elected, God help
you and me. Ue appealed to all the people to
consult our interests and the interests ol' oar
tamiliea, to do away with this corruption.
Mr. Henry C. Merchant waa next introduced.
He said ho waa no orator, but begKcd to bc
heard patiently. I know no color, but 1 love
my country, and any man who does not love
h s county let him be SB a curse. I came to
quarrel witb no one. aud if any one present
wish to apeak in favor of Governor Scott he waa
rea 'y to hear bim, and ready to prove by facts
aud fieurea that Governor Scott had not o.'lv
been recreant to bis duty, but guilty of fiaud
and corruption. He exposed tho villanas of
other advocat s ot corruption, giving tune and
place, Ki.d called upon all to free thc State from
these vile corra ptioniata.
The opposition was now invited to speak.
After waiting a reasniable length of time and
uo ono corni ag forward, Mr. Aaron Harper wa?
introduced. Alter corroborating t ne s ta te?
rn eu ts mode by tte preceding speaker?, ne
exposed many of the fraudaient acts of Gover?
nor Scott anti party, ginns: names, and proved
to the simplest mini the impossibility of
slavery again existing in the United States He
refuted many of the malicious falsehoods in?
dustriously circulated to prejudice the colored
man against Judge Carpenter, and oilled upon,
the colored men, as they are now free in body,
for Gol sake to free their conscience, corns to?
the Reform party; the platform is wide and
atioDg enough for as all to stand on. lt is aa
high as heaven, as deep as hell, and as broad
as the universe.
Mr. W. G. Rout was now introduced. He
said a ereat deal had been Baid, aod be would
be brief. He showed thedifference between tho
treatment of colored men by Southern and
Northern men. Gave instances where colored
men had been helped by Sooth ern men after
bein" refused help by Northern mon. He ex?
posed the Union League and the corruptions
of many of its prominent members. Belated
s veral instances of cruelty andiojustice to the
colored man by Governor Scott and party, and
the Kindness of Judge Carpenter. Judge Car?
penter was a Republican, elected judge by Re?
publicans, and supported by them until this
Scott party found ont they could not corrupt
him. He was too honest for them, and they
know that when he is Governor there will be
no chance for them to steal our hard eirned
money. After paying a high tribute to the
sterling worth of Judge Carpenter and Gene?
ral Butler, he asked one and all to come to the
Soils next October and cast their ballots for
udge Carpenter and General Butler, and
against Governor Scott, the reprieentativd of
corruption and fraud.
Rev. Adam M. Jackson, being introduced,
he told the colored people that it was time for
them to know that the Southern white men
were their trae friends; we have been blind
and are kept blind by these Northern men, who
come here to fool us-look out for yourself,
and not let it be the boast of these unprincipled
men that they can take yon by the Dose and
lead you wherever they please. Don't wait for
the forty acres and mule. I waited for it, out X
soon saw that that promise waa false, like all
the rest. I went to work and bought land and
now my family is settled in my own house.
Carpenter and Ritter are the true friends of
the colored man, and the colored man must
respect himself before he will be respected by
the white mm. He supported his advice with
several amusing illustrations, au J called upon
all to come up like rr junien and support our
true friends. At this point the train rolled up,
and the speakers having to go down, the
meeting adjourned. I am sorry that space
will not allow meto do justice to the speakers,
they all spoke with an earnestness and z ?al -
well worthy of tbe high and noble cause of
Union and Reform. As tbe speaking progress?
ed the effect was marked, and at the close
many of the colored men present declared their
intention never to vote for any man again abo
was no; a permanent resident of the State.
THE WEATHER ANT) CROPS.
A Model Farm.
The Spartanburg Spartan say* : If any of
our farmer friends are afflicted with "sour
eves," we would advise them to go at once to
Buena-Vista, Greenville County, and a-k Cap?
tain George TV. Lester to show them his mag?
nificent cotton crop, and we have no doubt
they will come away seeing and feeling batter.
Wc dislike to indulge in superlative expres?
sions about anything, but in this instance we
have no hesitation in saying tbat Captain Los
tor has the most promising crop of cot;on we
nave ever seen in this State. Ho has about one
hundred and sixty acres planted, and the land is
n-turaily as poor as any land wc know in this
county. It is all old field laud which had
been worn on: many years ago. Last year the
broomsed^re and stunted pines were cleared
away, and the land SB well broken up as the
roots would permit, and planted in cotton. The
yield, owinp to tho impossibility of thorough
preparation of tho soil and long drought was
rather small; but the proprietor, believing that
there was more lu the manner of cultivation
than in tho fertility of tbe soil, has repeated
the experiment this year, and if no disaster
visits hit: crop, he will ba well paid for all hie
labor and trouble. We have no doubt he will,
gather thia fall from ninety to one hundred
biles of colton. Nearly all tbe rarities of com?
mercial fertilizers were used, but it is yet un?
certain which will do the most good". The
present ind'c^tione are in favor of "ammoni
ated dissolved bones," but all are doing a good
work. Io order to test what the land would
produce without fertilizers, part of several
rowe in the middle of a field were lett uri ma?
nu rec1, and these we are satisfied will not pro?
duce at the rate of one bale to five acres. But
tho captain does not rely upon commercial
fertilizers alone; he has a bog pen adjoining
bis mill which he keeps web littered, where is
made large quanti ties of manure, whic'a in
carfully penned and covered until tbe planting
season, when it is deposited deep in thc soi),
and from the land thus manured be will have
the largest yield.
Wc also ro io through a field of corn on an?
other farm, belonging to the same gentleman,
which is quite as promising as the cotton, and
reflects greet credit upon the skill and indus?
try of Mr. Baa.veld, the manager.
We have no doubt tbe example of Captain
L. will prove a general Messina, by gtimula ing
the energy and enterprise of his neighbors.
DEATH or Hos. JOHN P. KENNEDY.-Hon.
John Pendleton Kennedy, of Maryland, died
on Thursday evening last, at Newport, R. I.,
while on a visit with lils family to that place
tor the benefit of his health. Mr. Kennedy
had a national reputation as statesman and
author, which reflected credit upon the city of
lils birth. He was bora In Baltimore, October
25. 1795, and studied law with the celebrated
William Wirt, and in 1816 he was admitted to
the bar. and practiced law successfully for
about twenty years. In 1818 he commenced
authorship, by the publication of a serial called
'.The Red Book," which continued two years.
In 1832 he published his first novel. "Swallow
Barn," descriptive of plantation lifo in Vir?
ginia. In 1835 bis second novel, "Horseshoe
Robinson," a revolutionary story, appeared,
and proved the most successful of his writ?
ings. In 1838 he published uRob of the Bowl,"
a Legend ot 8t. Inlgoes, a Maryland story of
the days of Cecilius Calvert, second Lord Bal?
timore. In 1838 Mr. Kennedy again entered
political Hie, and was elected to Congress by
the Whig party. He was re-elected to Con?
gress in 1841, and again in 1843. In 1852 he
was appointed by President Fillmore Secretary
of the Navy. Since 1852 he has divided his
occupations between literature and business
interests. At the time of his decease he was
president of the board of trustees ot the Pea?
body Institute, vice-president of the Unlversl
sity'of Maryland, vice-president of the Mary?
land Historical Society, Ac, in all of which he
has rendered valuable services.
DEATB OP THE GKEATEST OCULIST IX THE
WORLD. - Von Graeie died at Berlin on the 21st
ol'Jul}*, and in his death Prussia sustains a loss
that will bo felt like the loss of a battle. He
died aged forty-two, the chiel oculist of the
world. Although the son of a rich father and
Inheritor ol a large fortune, he entered upon
lils profession with entlnujiasm, and pursued
it with energy. He was drst to operate suc?
cessfully in irldectomy, and one of the first to
bring the opthahuoscope into use. When he
commenced practice but two operations ont of
three for cataracts succeeded. Now, nine out
ot tea under his system succeed. His Inheri?
tance aud fees he devoted to a hospital for oae
or two hundred patients, one-third of whom
were sunported and operated upon gratuitous?
ly. Before he was thirty, nobles and crowued
heads ol Europe came to him tor relief, and
many patients from America crossed the ocean
to secure his services. He never made a
charge or presented a bill. His patients made
their own estimates of his service. It was
usually a liberal one by the rich, and ir oy
chance any one sent less than was reasonaoie, -
lt was at once returned. He excellefl as a
teacher, and his school drew students irom au
parts of Europe ?ind America._
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rons WCNDRAM'S BLOOD POM
FVlVli"AN'D PCitGATlVE HERBS, (in Pills or
Powder*) 'or the cure of aU Acute or Chrome
Diseases,'resulting from impure blood and Imper?
Also, ine following Medicines by the same (Pro?
fessor Louis Wundram, Brunswick, Germanv :)
GOUT PO WOE KS.
Herb Tea (for Dyspepsia and Nervousness.)t
Rheumatic Herb Tea.
Wundwasser (tue German "PalnKillet./1
For sale by Dr. H. HACK,
mayc-o No. 131 Meeting street.