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VOLUME IX.-NUMBER 1360. CHARLESTON, MONDAY MORNING, MAY 2, 1870. SIX DOLLARS A YEAR.
HTOKiaHT DISPATCHES. , .,
A ?A?fK M?V?MENTJ
TUB BBCSSIANS MAS BIN G TO
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A HALT IN THE MARCH ON PARIS.
Posmoir OP THE OPPOSIM? G AR M?ES
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THE PRUSSIANS ' PEPULjSE?, R
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TWO H rjKTJMD '?H0C9A3TD GOO 3 TROOfFf
IK PARIS-FRESH TilOCSAKDS - x
A F*a.Ult Morcmmt ?- ?he Pr u??iaji.
Swoop lsg Down ?m McMahon-Paris
Awaits T:ri< Regtatt. '. ...
The ?kia has the TollovNiHig dispatch'iron
"The Prussians are-rfiBking a flank mdv??
Trient on McMahon, who occupies the line from
Rethel (north-nortneasteY Rheims) to 8teaay,
leaning on Meziores,'~Se'dan, and Montmedy,
with the Belgian frontier in his rear.
. The Prussians who were .marching on Par is
deployed from Stonay1 to Troyes; have enabled
' their direction, and last?ad of marching west
.are-going n or th. The. troops arri ved at Troyes
march in the direction ot BoueiUy; those Ar?
rived at Ch alona. !ti the direction ol'Saltines;
those between Stern ay and Varen nes more in
the direction of Bethel by Grand Pr? and VooV
izl?res. In the meanwhile a strong force ls at
'Ban, observing McMahon's left-at Stenay.
v Simultaneously-a strong Prussian column is
i advancing fro HI Laneville and Join ville to-St.
I Dizier, whore the King was reported to be
: yesterday. . ; .' ... : . ? j
It is the manifest intention of Ute Prussians
to destroy McMahon as they destroyed 3az
? tingy and then turn their attention to Paris..
A great battle will certainly occur soon, be?
tween Bithel and Montmedy. '
dd'nb^rb?Bevy the dlsp^u^trom^thel
saying that McMahon and Bazaine ?rol iL ?om -
munJca't?d?.-^ ' -, ' y 'y\
APruHlan F ?puise-Statianeti Pressing
LONDON, August ??- Sight.
. The Em per cris h cad rfu art?re are-at-Vou?
ai ereB^ * V i .... .
uV thought that the Crown Prince is mov?
ing northward, and -will- en counter McMahon
west of Rheims and Epernay.
It ls Bald the French repulsed the Prussians
ft few rallesi northwest .of V??zleres. itThls ii
probably the engagement elsewhere reported
to have taken place at Moczan or Dun,]
McMahon ls reported to be in tho Forest ot
Bazaine is said to be -between Metz -and
A later dispatch .says that Steinmetz, has
marched northward,' pursuing McMahon tc
-prevent him from disturbing the Prussians
who .are investing Metz.
Two 'German mercharit vessels have taken
refuge in Yarmouth, and are blockaded by a
French Iron-clad ia the- offing. Av German
' schooner irom Brazil has been driven into an
Irish port. ; . 2 ; .'.* ?V . J . .'. 'PT
A Paris letter,-describing the preparations
for a siege, says: "200,0? good troops are in
Paris, tuad fresh thousands, ?eflnrmed ,. arrive
hourly. A new anny corps "has" arrived Ap m
Lyons. The gendarmes, fran cs-tireu rs,Wor
esters, and customhouse officials are coming
in from all the departments. .- 18, ooo gunners
from tho fleet are In the fortifications. The
? ci?v is swarming wi th troops. ' A strong con?
viction- prevails that the enemy will ht
checked." . j, .
THE GOLD ARD BORD MARKET.
LONDON, August 29-Evening.
: xjousols 9I|. Bonds 884. TaJloy dull al
^j9d.-.-.. ' ,
? ,'. NEW YORK, August .2?4Ev? liing.
t? Gold , opened lower nuder the influence ol
the advance in bonds.in London, but after
wards rallied to 16*. and was dull throughout
-.th? afternoon. Most business was done at jja?.
. Sixty-twos 132; fours ll; fives 11?; new 9?\
,sixty-nine? same; eights 10; forties 8j; Vir?
ginias 654;.neve 65; Louisianas 70;. new 64;
? Levee sises eights 86; Alabama eights 99
?Ives 67; Georgia sixes 64; sevens 91; South
? Carolina 34; new72?. ,
THE COMMISSIONERS OE EZ.EC
. BEAUFORT, August .23.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE HEWS.
Hasonr honest and gentlemanly Governor
appointed in o tl er places, as he has In this,
only his personal and political partisans, fat
holders-of fat offices, to be managers of elec?
tions ? Jf so, it ls plain that one. need not be
a prophfct, nor the son ol a prophet, nor the
fifteenth tenait, of a prophet, to foretell the
issue of the appeal to be made through the
.ballot-boxtto the honesty and deoency of the
-?tate for its salvation. But Governor Scott
.may well he cool and quiet, for he will know
\weB that itrie "love's labor lost" for you and
.others to be-exposing roguery and robbery In
-this hot weather. PORT BOTAL.
JBEFORM MEETING IN RICHLAND.
HANNAHANB'S STORE. )
Riaa.*ND COUNTS, August 27. j
Aimeetiog of tue* citizens of this section was
fceld here to day ?ar the purpose of organicing
a '-TJnion BeformClub." A committee having
been appointed to nominate permanent officers,
the following named gentlemen were duly
ehosen: . Allen : J. Green, president; Richard
Hampton, colored, Tiee-president; Thomas A.
Jeffers, aeeretary. The maetins adjourned to
meet .ob Saturday next, September 3, when ad?
dressee will be delivered by some of the can?
didates of the party and others. RICHLAND.
-^i-i'i'i ntl ? I) .
BF ARKS FROM THE WIRES.
The Revenue yesterday was over a million.
The Revenue Department refuses to suspend
the collection of the special tax on pork
?a*ersv ;,.:. .
Th? tax receipts from liquors distilled from
fruits wl? be double what they were .last year.
' The decrease i n the Un 1 ted States debt thia
month le $5,0*0,000 lei? than ft was last
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REFORM MEETING AT CAMDEN.
THREE'. THOUSAND PERSONS PRESENT.
[SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE NEWS.] ?
CAMDEN, August 29.
"?tie long expected Reform meeting was held
nere tcwlay. . About three thousand persons
were present. Judge Carpenter and Generala
Butler, Kershaw and Kennedy, Colonel Shan?
non and. Mr. Lettner.. delivered addresses
which, satisfied the. reason 'and "?io?seo tae
enthusiasm of the VHSt gathering. ? The Rev.
Jocae Byrd made a noble speech. Everjthin?
pa?sed off quietly, and tine whole meeting was
splendidly su eyeful. 'Such'; good, was dote.
' .. " "'m '??"t? > * ~r-.
AFFAIRS ZR COLUMBIA. ";"
Malting Ice-Aisother Lend J ob-Ba lld
. fag ap tae city. .
[FRO? ?PB OlI?>?It-^i0>^j'' -j; }
_?" CpiiTJMBiA, August 28. v
' We were shown last night.,tho -first piece cf
ice that has yet been oaad2 io this- city. Mr.
Seegers, one of our enterprising' German cai --
zens, his erected aa ice m tobin* in our midst,
and ?j adding from the specimen shown last
night, bis undertaking is a .perfect Buccese.
This piece f?ai perfectly ?lear/solrd- and traue-;
parent-not.like the ice usually, soon made hy ,
machinery, which looks lite snow compressed
?solidly ,or has a milky, cloudy appearance. That .
piece of Mr. Seager'S was'as cl ear and as solid
?a-Nor tb ern. ice. . We are informed that this.
ice can be furnished at about one-half the coat :
of the Northern, which is qojte ?desider?tum',
and will put tbia luxury withinxfrc:reach of al 1..
, Governor Scott and tia BAdical'-m on th pieces ;
?returned to thia city yesterday' e veo mg, from
the political meetings at Walhalla and Pi ck en *a.
Scott was present at both meetings, bnt allow?
ed the others to do his talking. The meeting*
are reported quiet and orderly, except when
the Radicals attempted to jistify "Orr's-L2?p?"
when the people would not bear to it and
burnt bim in effigy, showing bowfc^tar the
feeing of his own. people, on acoaHWThis
; On the 24 h of Jiauary, in this year of
Grace, 1870, Mr. Julius Hoguenin bought of
-Joel Adams, rms tee,, che: donkins^ Turnout
tract, ot land..containing.1836 acres, for $7000.
On the 2d day of Maroo, in this same year of.
Grace, this* same tract of land waa sold to. the '
land commission for the modest sum of -I?2,? i
810, by Mr.. Hugnenin, judge Wigg, of om:
Probate Court, negotiated the sale, and we
presume pocketed the extra C$5810, for bnt a
little while had elapsed ere he bought the fine !
newly erected residence of Mr. Nagle. Mr.
Wtga is Mr. Hnguenm's brother-in-law.
Columbia bids fair to'"impro've rapidly;
ground has been broken for the erection of
four iMIfi stores on Main -street; another is
beirjfiaRirried on to completion, and new
dweffihehouses are geiup np rapidly in varions
parte of the city," showing a 'good deal of ar?
chitectural taste.'' Tbe Mansard or French
roof is becoming greatlx in vogue, and on ac?
count of ita coolness and picturesque beauty',
is exceedingly well adapted to our climate, and
wiU undoubtedly add to the attractions of, our
rural city. The weather h aa boen intensely
wann,for. the last three days; .thermometer
ranging above 90 degrees in. the shade.
. nTHB,. CLARENDON MURDER. "
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A Ghastly a^l Tragic History? . .
. ?FROM OOH'OWN CORRESPONDENT.]
MANNING, August 25.
? The jury of inqiest have concluded their in?
vestigations in ref or once to the death, of .Isaac
Fraser, colored, of the finding of whose body,
or rather a portion of his body, 1 recently
wrote yon.. The result of the inquiry by the
I jury was that the deceased was killed by Hngh
Boen, Allen DeSausaure, Griffin Seymour and
Ben.. Mccutcheon, and' that - Sally Boen, lately
the wife of the deceased, was an accessory to
the failing. AU of the. above named persons,
who are colored, except Bep. Mccutcheon,
have been fully committed to jail to await then
trial; the last named has not yet been arrested,
but the constables are on his track.
It seems from the evidence adduced at the
inquest, that-Isaac Fraser cams to his death
some time in July, 1847; that his wife, Sally,
the next morning after tho day on which the
deed ls supposed and alleged to have beeu
committed, moved with her household furni?
ture to a kitchen in the yard of Mr. Jennings,
on whose place abe and her husband lived,
.and took up with Ben-MoCutcheon, one ot tbe
.supposed murderers: that subsequently she
l>ecame the wife of Hugh Boen, another one
of the supposed.murderers: that, ad .interim,.
'she told Mrs,, Jennings and others that abe
had heard from Isaac Fraser, wbo was living
in another State and doing well. A negro girl
who waa living on the Jennings. place, whose
statements were in evidence only i h rough
thud parties, as her attendance could not be
procured before the jory, bas said repeatedly, |
that on the day on which the murder is sup?
posed'"to have been committed, about the
hour of twilight, she saw SaUy Fraser admit
ft ur men-the same who stand accused-to
her husband'* house, and afterwards ci me ont
and closed the door; that subsequently Isaac
Fraser, who had returned from his work,
came to one of the negro bosses contiguous to
his, procured a light and wont homo, and
soon after she saw by the bright Ught stream?
ing from the cracks m the house that fae had
kindled a fire; not long after this, witness
beard a noise in the house ' of deceased like j
blows etntct; then the noise of a body falling j
to the floor, then deep groans; witness then
noticed that the fire in the boase of deceased
had been extinguished, and all was silent in a
lew moments. Some little time afterward
witness noticed four men noiselessly leaving
the house of deceased, the same, a* well ai
"he could tell, that she saw enter it.
Some negrc.boys who, alter the occurren ;e
mentioned, were storing fodder io the bouse
tacn ti one i, (whiob it seems was closed ur>
and entirely abandoned after the hight or the
killing j stated that they saw where bloul had
been spilt cr paddled on the floor; and on
raising the planks of the floor a hole in the
earth about the length of a man was visible,
having tbe appearance that a grave would
preeeat were a body disinterred from it. This
house wa?, some year or i wo ago, torn down
and the place where it stood has been cultiva?
ted. Tie woman, Sallv, persistently denies
any knowledge of trie .circumstances attending
the death?f I?aac, and denies having said that
6be "had beard from bim and -hat he waa in
aaothbr 8ta?e doing well" When tbe case is
thoroughly investigated ?nd the evidence Biit
ed. then will fee developed one ot the most ap?
palling and Iragie occurrences that has ever
taken place in this county.
The weather has become fair once more,
the days are bot and the nights cool. The
cotton bas oeen greatly injured by the recent
raina and I have heard it stated by good
Judges that from thia cause the vield of cotton
will be diminished one-third. FRANZ
NEW YORK, August 29.
The Albany express train was smashed. An
Iowa woman and a brakeman were killed.
Many hurt, A drunken switchman was the
BLOODY WORK !
M>MAHON ENGAGES THE CROWN
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"THE BATTLE UNDECIDED.
FltEPAR ATiO\S FORR?MOVISGTI?B
. FRENCH CAPITAL? . s rm
METZ IN A BAB WAY.
UN0 HALT ON THE ROAD TO PARIS."
The Battle of Sunday-No Decisive Re?
NEW YORE, August 29-Evening.
A special dispatch from Moiitmedy to the
Evening Telegram, reports that a .great and
bloody battle began on . Sunday evening at
Mouzan, (which ls a" lew miles northwest ?>:
Stenay;)'-^The battle was undecided.
The Bailie of Dan-Bismarck's "On to
Pari?"-The Fever at Metz.
.. , r. - LONDON, August 29.
A French war steamer anchored here re?
fuses to obey an official notice to leave.
The Emperor Napoleon ls at Besthenville,
twenty-five miles north of Chalons.. McMahon
is near Stenay. The Uhlans occupy Moat
The report that Steinmetz was displaced on
account of> Ids great losses, and his army* In?
corporated with that-oi the Crown Princess
The Prussians are al Suippes, fourteen miles
north cif Chalons. ''The'Prussians inthe valley
of Aube are concentrating at Sommely.
.A dispatch from Arion last night reports
fighting all day-at Dun, between Stenay and
Verdun. Firing steady from morning till
night. No particulars. '
Ten thousand.peasants and fifteen thousand
wounded are shut up in Metz. The Prussians
report that the typhus fever is raging there.
The Prussian Landwehr are investing Thlon
ville. The Prussians hold all Southern Alsace.
The Times' Berlin special says : Two hun?
dred and twenty thousand men are moving on
Wills, the Scotch aeronaut, has been sum?
moned to the Prussian headquarters.
French accounts say that McMahon is not
ready for battle, and that Bazaine Ls silent,
though his lines are still open.
It was Bismarck who ordered "no halt on
the march to Paris.'' The King acquiesced,
though the generals advised looking after Mc?
Mahon first and Paris afterwards.
A Reported Prussian Victory at Dan.
LONDON, August 29-11 A. M.
Itls reported that a great battle has been
fought, in which the Crown Prince defeated
Thc March on Paris-All ls Ready.
J^jjpn- NEW YORK, August 29.
A special u^patch to the Courrier des Etats
Unis from Paris, last night, says: ''McMahon's
communications with Bazaine are assured.
The-French victory at Stenay and Verdun ls
confirmed. The appearance of the enemy be?
tween Rheims and Solssons Indicates that a
wave of invaders is pouring on us by the val?
leys of Alane , and Oise. It matters little by
how many routes the enemy comes, the entire
circumference of pur fortifications ls formida?
ble! . AU .the*- roads are obstructed except the
railroads and ca??is. Many gates and-posterns
axe walled up. The railroad bridges at As
nleres ls destroyed, t Nothing is left to chance.
The Ministry ls considering the removal ol the
Administration to Tours or beyond the Loire
during the siege."
The Position of Baxaine-Prison Camps
BRUSSELS, August 29.
Bazaine Is certainly under the walls of Metz.
Prussians report that typhus lever is raging
fearfully at Metz.
The Prussian fortresses are overflowing with
French prisoners. Prison camps are forming.
. Ollivier and his family are at Florence.
Preparing for a Siege-Movements of
the Prussian Army.
PARIS, August 20.
The Bois de Boulogne ie filled with cattle.
The Moniteur says : ''Six days will be need?
ed for the Prussians to reach Paris. Perhaps
their scout6 will arrive 'sooner. We shall be
The Opinion Nationale says : "Palikao mus:
have entire authority duriag the crisis.*1 It
again demands the expulsion of all Germans
The Minister of War announces that, with
the reserve weapons, bc can arm an immense
National Guard in addition to those already
under arms. The Minister of Commerce and
Agriculture is wonderfully active, and has al?
ready collected a quarter of a million quintals
(a quintal is one hundred pounds) of flour,
with rice and fresh vegetables in proportion,
Forage ls abundant, and munitions of war are
! plentiful. The preparations for defence con -
Unue. All the French palaces are appropriated
for hospitals. Paris is calm and tranquil.
The Americans are rapidly leaving the city
and the hotels are emptying.
Both Russia and England are opposed to
any dismemberment of France.
A Republican conspiracy has been discover?
ed ia South Germany.
The followiog is official : "The Prince Roy?
al's army ls going towards Suippes. The Ger?
mans spread throughout the department of
the Aube have abadoned their camps, and are
moving towards Sommepy. Twenty-five thou?
sand Prussians recently passed Joinville, going
towards Vassy, (which is on the road to
Chalons,) and thc remainder of the enemy
are advancing towards Prethel from the direc?
tion of Mouthois, Grand Pre aud Coip-aux
Boi6. Twenly thousand cavalry passed Cha?
lons, going towards Epernay. Strasbourg
and Plalsburg still hold out."
Facta and Rumors from London-Re?
inforcements for McMahon.
LONDON, August 29.
lt is rumored that the Freuch Ambassadors
have asked the Great Powers to guarantee
the French dynasty.
The Times says that Paris must and will be
saved, but the removal of the seat of govern?
ment Is indispensable, owing to the predomi?
nance of vile passions irreconcilable with pub?
lic order and military movements. The Times
questions McMahon's tactics io marching
northeast. Ile might at least have threatened
the advancing Prussian columns.
The Times' military articles are attributed to
A French frigate is cruising In thc St
The Parisians affect the belief that the Prus?
sians will be taken between two fires and ex?
Bismarck's personal train is nearly"as large
as King William's. . . ' . '
Thiers said, at a meeting of the committee pf |
defence, that the Prussians would never' reach
Paris without gaining a complete victory over
the French anny. Even then, hejsaid, they
won't stay long.
The Irish war fever is Intense. The ?m?jtfr
the wounded is rapidly Increasing^
The German bark Texel has put into a Scot?
tish pori for safety. l. ?
Trocha orders that all unnaturalized persons
and natives, enemies of the cctmrxy,.shall quit
Paris within three days. They must leave
France or go behind the Loire. . . t. -.
Sixty thousand French troops, in fine spirits
and excellent order, haye passed through Soie
sons to reinforce McMahon. ..
~ Prince NapoleonTiad a long Interview with
the Austrian Ambassador at Florence.,
? ITEMS OF WAE NEWS.
It is estimated that 150,000 soldiers have al?
ready been killed and wounded.
The fix?t man killed in the European war
was a Prassiao customhouse officer.
The anny di a paten es given the public in
Berlin are printed on red paper and stamped
with thegovernmantseal..-j ? 3 j
Fifteen thousand Prussians have already
taken oat permissions to remain in Paris, ac?
cording to the recent orders upon that subject.
Jenny Liad aod Florence .Nightingale are
among the London Committee for the relief of
the sick and wounded ia the Franoo-Prassian
The Prussian soldiers quarrel with those
from Bavaria and Wnrtembnrg, and it has
be?n found necessary to place them in sepa?
rate camps. The., development of this spirit
has seriously interfered with, the onward
march of the" invader. A somewhat similar
spirit prevails in Berlin, where a serious not I
occamd, in which Bismarck's house was at
Mr. Marat Halstead, writing from Paris to
bia paper in Cincinnati, says : The Prussian
.?rmy is weighed down by a hideous aristo?
cracy of officers. The reil generals are. ?ot.
according to appearances, put in command. A
parcel of princes aie nominally at the head of
the several corps* The great Moltbehaa al?
ways a stupid prince or two at bis back, just
as the great Bismarck bas been compelled to
bear on bis broad shoulders the ponderous
and vain old King, who goes along with his
army and tbinks he commands it.
A telegram from Pans .states that "the Bal?
timore Bonaparte, just promoted , to a lieuten?
ant colonelcy, has not joined his regiment, but
is practically commandant at the huileries.
He eays the Empress behaves with .doe pluck
and dignity. The story that she wrote to the
Emperor 'to put- Louis uodnr fir j, and not
where spent balls fell,' is not true, but it is
true that she spoke impatiently of the Emper?
or for no* exposing himself. The goveroment
still withholds aims from all wno refuse to go
to the front." ' .
The old Prussian Field Marshal, Count
Wrangel, who is now eighty-lour, has, probably
in consequence of his age, not been appointed
to any command m the present war. As he
Informed his regiment, the Third Cuirassiers,
lately, as they passed through Berlin, he had
petitioned the Klug to be allowed to take part
in the campaign as a private cuirassier in his
own regiment! The King, however, did not
grant the request, and the veteran general,
who had fought the French once before, is,
therefore, compelled to stay at Berlin and
make himself useful In a more peaceable way.
The third regiment of French Zouaves at
Woerth went into action after a march of over
forty miles in the rain. They fought from
eleven until four. Then they retreated to Sav
erne by a march of twenty miles. Five hun?
dred and flu y men only are left of the regi?
ment. Forty-five out of sixty-seven officers
were killed or dangerously wounded. All the
rest are more or less wounded, with the ex?
ception of Colonel Bocher, wno did notre,
eel ve a scratch.
The New York Tribune thinks that one rea?
son why the French generals have) succeeded
so badly in defending their territory against
Invasion ls that they have made no effective
plans or preparation lor a delensive cam?
paign. They had a humber of admirable plans
lor invading'-Germany, the various lines nf
march being marked out, and the various
kinds of operation being ali properly provided
for. But they bad nevsr entertained the idea
that the war would be fought on French soil
against the Invading armies of Germany,
which would keep them steadily on the defen?
dive'. ? -> ?
A le'tter/rom Me'z to the New York Times
says : The more I see of Metz the more im?
possible it seems to me that it should ever be
taken. It may be my ignorance, but I do not
at all sae bow. au enemy is to overcome such
obstacles, it the place is skilfully, as I am sure
it would be gallantly, defended. The ramparts
which encircle the entire city are strengthened
by forts as every salient point, and the Moselle
flows everywhere in "broad, deep canals, with
high, perpendicular wills. Then the whole
city and its enviions aro commanded by two
immense toriifications, which* could pour a
plunging Are upon a'besieginar army. It would
be in yam to attempt to capture Metz until
the?e fortresses axe lakeoeand they are on the
summit of two h?ls a thousand feet above the
river. ? '.
. Au infantry company having been called in, a
few days aro.-in Berlin, the ciptaiu found
tbere were ?lever, men over the number. He
requested those who had the large-it families
to withdraw, and after a dead pause one mau
stepped forward and stated he had nine chil?
dren, the y mngest of them newly born, and
no one to attend to his business for him. He
was at once dismissed, but on the following
morning he reappeared and told his officer
that as hie wife was better and understood bis
trade, he was resolved to march with bis regi?
ment. The military authorities m Berlin are
greatly embarrassed with the numbar of vol?
?ntete. Ooe of the Berlin battalions having
been summoned to the stand -rds, 1800 meo
presented themselves, instead of 1000. The
odd 800 were partly persons liable, indeed, to
militai y service, but who had not been called
io, and partly of volunteers from the now pro?
vinces who were not bound to serve, one feel?
ing pervades all Germ any.
The fortifications of Paris were constructed
in the t eign of Louis Philippe. They consist of
a bastioned and terraced wall, with thirty-four
feet of escarpment, faced with masonry, and
snrroundo I by a ditch of a breadth varying
from 60 to 165 feet. The general ouiine is or
an irregular oval form, nearly 22 miles in cir?
cumference, and enclosing an area of 19 271
acres, or GO miles, aud a population of 1,500,
000 puroona. The axis of tue oval from north
to south is 9700 y irds, and that from east to
west is 12,317 yards. Around the enceinte or
circuit of the "wall are 94 angular forts, with
areas of about 333 square yards each. There
are besides seventeen ciseouied fortresses,
al the principal approaches, and connected
by 8onken roads, inside the walls a carriage?
way is laid out, and also a circular railway
roinecting all the railroad lines ruoning into
Pans. At various points of ibo walls there are
65 entrances, ot which 51 are gates, 10 are
railway arches, and 4 aro posterns.
The" strength of the German army now in
thc field, according to the London Times'
Berlin correspondent, is a follows: The North
German armies consist, firstly, of CjO,000 line,
with 1200 guns and 53,000 cavalry; secondly,
01 1S7,000 reserve,with 231 guns andl9,000'cav
alry; and thirdly of 205,000 Landwehr.'with
10,000 cavalry-making a grand total of944,000
men, with 1680 mobilized guns and 193,000
horses. To these must be added, firstly, the
Bavarians, with 69,000 line, with 192 guus and
14,800 horses; 25,000 reserve with 2400 horses
and 22,000 Landwehr; secondly, the Wurtem
bergers, 22,000 line, with 54 gnns and G200
horses, C500 reserve and 6000 Landwehr; and
thirdly, the Badeners 16,000 line, with 54 "uns
4000 reserve, and 96,000 Landwehr. Ai! the'
German troops taken together as under arms
at the present moment reach the enormous
figure of 1.124,000 men. Four week6 ago, on
the peace looting, they numbered no more
AN EXPECTED COUP D'ETAT.
MADRID, August 29.
The Regent and Ministry are consulting. A
coup d'etat is daily expected.
A WAE EIOV IE LISBON.
PARIS, August 29.
There has been a fight at LiBbon between
the French and Germans. Many or the com?
batants were killed.
THE REFORM CANVASS.
SUCCESSFUL MEETINGS AT LANS'
FORD AND LANCASTER.
The Old Threats of Intimidation.
[FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.]
LANSFORO, August 24.
At this place, situated fifteen , miles from
Rock HUli and in Chester County, there was
to-day a very successful Reform meeting. Over
seven hundred people were present, including
aboiit One hundred and fifty colored people.
Addresses "were delivered by'General Butler,
Judge Carpenter,, Colonel McKlssick, and
Messrs. John Lee, P. Alexander and: Major S.
P. HamBton? Wlmbush had, according to gen?
eral report, sent messengers throughout'the
county instructing the colored people to assem?
ble here on the day .bf speaking fully armed,
as he intended to prevent Judge Carpenter
from speaking. Hearing ( th?se reports the
white people came to 'the meeting fully
prepared to make all disturbers of the
speakers suffer severely. Fortunately, the
"colored people dl? not come armed, nor
was lhere the least Bien Of a disturbance. Wlm
bush did not put in an appearance. It ia said
that a day or two alter the disturbance at
Chester, Wlmbush received a telegram from
Governor Scott censuring him for his action in
the affair, and ordering him not to permit
any further disturbances in Chester. Perhaps
this telegram may have bad the effect ot caus?
ing Wlmbush to forego his foolish plan of at?
tempting to prevent the Judge from speaking
The Meeting at Lancaster.
. LANCASTER COURTHOUSE, August 26.
Oar party reached this quiet little village
yesterday afternoon, and to-day there was a
grand Reform meeting and barbecue.
LANCASTER AND ITS AFFAIRS.
This county ls completely under the control
of the white people, and there ls the utmost
good feeling between the two races. Only a lew
colored men are influenced by the machina?
tions and lies of the tools of the Scott Ring, and
the people of this county are blessed in hav?
ing only a few of these" wretches In their
midst. The village has about six hundred In?
habitants, a Methodist and Presbyterian
church, and a church . for the colored people.
There are several fine stores, the principal one
of which ls that of Haseltine & Chufee. When
Sherman was here he used the firebrand with
a lavish hand, but the marks of the devasta?
tion are rapidly disappearing. The village ls
twenty-five miles from the nearest railroad
(the Charlotte and Columbia and Augusta Rail?
road,) but the people hope ere many years tc
see the iron horse whirling its loads of freight
and passengers through their fertile valleys.
Two hundred thousand dollars, and large
quantities of land, have been subscribed for
GOVERNOR SCOTT'S LOVE FOR TUE COLORED
- . PEOPLE.
One of the arguments used by the adherents
ol Governor Scott is that he is the friend of the
colored people. Wherever we have been In
this campaign, we have found that all the
offices In the gift of Scott have been given to s
little clique about the county seat, properly
designated as the "Courthouse Ring." These
rings are geoerally composed of, well, say ten
white and three colored men, or nt least In
that proportion. In this county there were
eleven places to be filled. Two ol' them-and
these petty positions which will not yield a
dally support-were given to colored men.
The others were given to white men-four ol
them being given to J. L. Cousart. Now, as
Governpr Scott has said that "the negroes are
not fit to hold office-they are unreliable. In?
competent, and not to be trusted," it is not at
all remarkable that he should. In his appoint?
ments, favor the white Radicals: but it ls sin?
gular that Scott's adherents should He so earn?
estly about his being the friend ol the colored
TUE COUSABT FAMILY.
The male members of this family are one-ol
the pests, of the people of Lancaster. J. B.
Cousart holds the office of treasurer, and J. Q.
' Cousr.rt the offices of trial Justice, surveyor,
commissioner of elections and lieutenant-col?
onel of militia. Another one ol the family was
recently postmaster here, but being detected
In opening letters containing drafts, and forg?
ing money orders, ran away. To these men
ls due all ot the demoralization which exists
la the colored people of this county. They
(the Couiarts) are as low as white men caa
fall. The people of Lancaster believe, and so
assert, that the recreant postmaster 1B the
"best one of the flock."
A V0DEL TRIAL JUSTICE.
Oue of the fortunate (?) colored-men of this
county, who was looked upon with favor by
Governor Scott, ls Charles Jones, who holds
I the position of trial Justice. He commenced
his political career on the 4th ol' July, 1865.
when he asserted that "eighteen hundred and
sixty-four years ago, Lord General Conwallls
fought with Lord General Washington and
I beat bim, and on that memorable day the flag
of liberty was flung out ou the breeze ol lnde
6endence." 8lnce the "memorable day" when
e made the speech, Jones has required con?
siderable lafluencc among his race, aod thus
secured the appointment of trial Justice from
Governor Scott. He Is thoroughly incompe?
tent. There are many of his decisions worthy
ot being placed in these "reports," but we
have space for only one or two: A colored man
finding that entreaties would not make
hlB daughter twelve years or age, work.
whlppetTher. She complained to the magistrate,
the father was arraigned and made to pay $6
costs, and when he threatened to employ a
lawyer to ascertain whether the Justice had
any right to demand costs, Jones told him that
If be did employ a lawyer, he (Jones) would
make the costs $5.0. This threat frightened the
old man-he paid the $6 and left. Another case
ls that of a colored girl and woman. The girl
boarded with the woman a short time, and
when she left was unable to pay her board.
The woman seized her clothing. The girl
waited until the woman left the house to pay s
visit, and then entered the house and carried
off her own clothes. The woman had her ar?
rested for trespass. After hearing the evidence,
Jones said the court was satisfied that the
woman was guilty of trespass No. 1. and the
girl of trespass So. 2; the costs were $6, and
eacb should pay three of lt. The woman ob?
jected to paying any portion of the costs, es?
pecially as the girl had made no charge against
her; whereupon Jones grew indignant, and
said : You come here to get justice and you
no satisfied with the justice you gel; I'll give
you the Jail, and to the jail she went.
From trood authority, we learn that Jones
has been telling the colored people, that arm?
ed men would be stationed at each election
precinct to arrest every colored man who
voted the Reform ticket, and after the elec?
tion he (Jones) would try them, and send them
to the penitentiary.
T. L. AND D. M.
We are not aware that the citizens of this
village are addicted to too much talking, or
that they refuse to take their "bitters" regu?
larly, but judging from the placards in the
places where "bitters" are dispensed, they do
talk and don't drink much, at least as much
as the dispensers think they should. These
placards bear on each corner respectively- the
letters "T." "L." "D." "M.," with the word
"and" In the middle, which, literally con?
strued, means "Talk Less and Drink More.':
Last night the citizens secured the services
of thc Charlotte band, and serenaded Judge
Carp -nter, General Butler and Captain Tupper
all of whom made brief speeches, acknowl?
edging the compliment.
About eleven o'?ock to-day, about four
thousand people, one-third of whom were
colored, assembled iu a grove near the court?
house, where they were addressed by Judge
Carpenter and General Butler, who were intro?
duced by Colonel Wiley. There was a strong
police force on the ground, and the utmost
order prevailed. There had been considerable
talk about the Chester militia coming over,
and early this morning a few armed men from
that county marched Into the town to the mu?
sic of file and drum. It was generally believed
that they had come to create a disturbance,
but they did not do so. One of them started to
the meeting with ate gnu, but the colored peo
pie of Lanc?ster arrested him, took bis grin
away and threatened him with Imprisonment;
nnless he promised to behave himself. "' -
. THE NEXT ELECTION.
It is well known that under the new election
law, the managers, after the election, turn the
ballot boxes over to the commissioners of elec?
tions, who keep them several days, and make
a return of the votes to Cardozo, Chamberlain,
Neagle, and one or two other members of the
"Bing," who can, and doubtless will, unless
watched, manipulate the returns to suit them?
selves. This law was passed at the last ses
' sion for the purpose of defrauding the white
people of their rights which they will win at the
ballot-box. Not 'satisfied with the corrupt
election law, Governor Scott bas appointed
some of the most corrupt men In the State
as commissioners of elections. Of the ninety
three commissioners, about twenty-six are
Radical senators and representatives, one, a,
clerk ol the Senate, another a clerk ot the
House, and the others either holders of offices
or running for them. As lt is well known
that a large majority of the members of the
Legislature were notoriously corrupt, selling
their votes day after day, we cannot expect a
fair count from all of this portion of the com?
missioners. Also, as the remainder of the
commissioners are vitally interested. in the
result ol tbe election, and as many of them
are men lost to all shame, lt ls to be expected
that they will manipulate the ballot-boxes at
pleasure, and of course, in favor of themselves
and ol Scott. W. B. McMMen, the pardoned
thief, and commissioner of elections for Ches?
ter County, enjoys no worse reputation than
many of the commissioners. Judge Carpen?
ter, In his speech to-day, alluded to' this elec?
tion law, and- denounced it In no measured
terms, showing in all its hideousness the ac?
tion -of Scott -and his' Ring to swindle the peo?
ple ol the State out ol their rights.
THE LAND COHMISSION AGAIN.
General Butler, during bis remarks to-day,
related another instance of the thieving of the
Radicals, having gotten his facts and figures
from the books la the office of the registrar.of
mesne conveyance in this county. The coun?
ty auditor, J. F. G. Mittag, purchased on the
2d of September. 1867, the Potts tract from the
commissioner in equity for $110; the Hood
Slace from J. H. Hood, on the 21st of No vera?
er, 1867, for $1000; the Rosser tract from John
Rosser, on the 18th of December, 1867, for
$500. All o! these tracts, aggregating one
thousand acres, are situated in the northern
portion of the county, about eighteen miles
from Lancaster Courthouse. Mittag paid on
on average about $1 40 per aero. On the 20th
of December, 1860, Mittag, by deed, conveyed
these lands to Middleton S. Gill. [It is known
that the deed was executed In April, 1870, but
lt bears the date first mentioned.] Gill re?
ceived the land for the expressed sum of $3000,
but Mittag freely asserts that he only received
$2000, and did not notice the consideration ex?
pressed In the deed until after he had signed
lt. By a deed, bearing date January 20. 1870,
(but really executed on the same day as the
Mittag deed to Gill,) Gill conveyed the land to
Land Commissioner Leslie for $8032-the land
thus costing the State $8 per acre, which is
scarely worth $1 per acre. The dower of Mrs.
Gill, as appears from the deed, was renounc?
ed before Trial Justice Jones, colored, who
has publicly declared that Mrs. Gill never ap?
peared before him; that he never saw her, but
ne admits that ne signed the renunciation.
The following endorsement ' appears on the
deed to the land commission: "We have ex
amlned'the within title, and are satisfied that
lt is proper and correct-Chamberlain & Dun?
After the meeting there was a errand barbe?
cue ID a grove about one hundred and fifty
yards from the place of meeting. The table,
over one thousand ieet long, was weighed
down with the iood placed upon it. All pre?
sent bad enough, and large quantitiiis of bread
and meat were distributed to the colored peo
Ele. Of beer alone there were twenty-two
undred pounds on the table, and other
articles of food were in like proportion.
PARADE OF THE LEAOUK.
Heretofore the Loyal League of this place
have been In the habit of parading every lew
days, their processions generally numbering
between five or six hundred persons. This af
ternoon, after much drumming for recruits,
the League paraded about seventy-five colored
and two white men. The two white men
looked as mean as Neagle usually does. The
entire party looked ashamed of themselves.
The paucity of numbers on their parade, and
the assertion of the colored people that they
have been deceived long enough by the Radi?
cals, show that "tho party" received a severe,
stunning blow to-day from Judge Carpenter
and General Butler.
A PRECIOUS RASCAL.
Elsewhere we have given an account of a
little transaction of Dr. Mittag with the laud
commission. This fellow, one of Scott's ap?
pointees, some time before the war was the
author of several letters (published at the
time,) in which he endeavored to show that
the negroes were beasts. Since the war he
has become a great lover of the negroes, and
ls now one ol their leaders and teaches them
to hate the white people. He is generally con?
sidered as great a scamp as can be found, and
would make a good commissioner of elections
for Governor Scott.
MASS MEETING AT LIBERTY HILL.
This place, situated in Kershaw County,
equi-dlstant from Lancaster and Camden, was
yesterday the scene of a grand Reform demon?
stration. About eight hundred persons were
present. Of this number about titree hundred
vere colored. Colonel Patterson presided.
Two colored men-Thomas Massie and Daniel
Harris-who are prominent local leaders of
the Radicals In this section, requested permis?
sion to speak, and were allowed to do so. Both
of them delivered the usual harangues of
the adherents of "the party'1-all about the
white people being unrepentant rebels, and
the former slave owners wno wielded the lash,
and therefore should not be trusted. Mas?
sie spoke about 'he high taxation,
and said that it was right, as it would make
the white people sell their lands, and then the
colored people could get them. Colonel Shan?
non, who had come up ?'rom Camden,by request
replied to these speakers, and in a briet speech
showed the fallacy of their arguments, com?
pletely demolishing them, and destroying the
little effect their speeches had had upon the
more Ignorant of the audience.
After Colonel Shannon had concluded his re?
marks, Judge Carpenter and General Butler
spoke. The effect ol their speeches was most
gratifying, and we are fully convinced that
among the colored people there were many
converts for Reform. L.
REFORM MEETIXO JR COLLETOR.
TUe County Ripe for Reform.
LPROM AN OCCASIONAL CORRESr-ONDZ.NT.]
WALTERBORO', August 27.
On Friday last we were honored by the ar?
rival in our midBt of the Hon, T. J. Mackey
and Major D;lany, two of the Bing canvassers.
It was rumored that they intended to thunder
forth at Bnckb?ad on yesterday, and when old
Sol first appeared in the morning, J. J. Fox,
Esq., our efficient county chairman, Messrs.
Malone, Henderson, Wilkie and other friends
of Reform, fully equipped with its truthful a -
gum.-nts, were advancing to meet tuena at
Pbillippi. Arrived on the ground, they found
a small assemblage ol'white and colored citi?
zens. Major Deiany conrteoudly extended to
them the privilege of entering the lists, which
they did with the proviso that they would
only speak if Reform and its nominees were
attacked. Delany spoke first. He conserva
tivelv, set forth the principles of Republican?
ism," abused Bowen, lauded DeLarge, and said
not a word against Reform or its standard
bearers. He is an educated colored man, and
from hie entire behavior on yesterday we are
satisfied that bis sole object is to elevate hie
race, and that he is totally disgusted with the
corrupt Ring who. m South Carolina, bave
prostituted R3publicunism by bribery and pec?
ulation. He seemed uncomfortable ia the
company of tbe corrupt .Mackey. Lesser
lights followed, some for DeLarge, some for
BOWCD; the battle waied strong and bigb, and
when tbe time for the Reform speakers came
they declined to speak, for their glorious
cause had not been touched. But Mackey was
the last speaker, and like a wily fox, hoping
tbat no reply would be allowed, he ignomini?
ously abused Judge Carpenter and Beform.
However, unfortunately tor bim, a "swamp
fox" waa near by, and the Reformers insisted
that trey oe aiiowea tae repjy. it was 'Tent?
ed to one. ISIackey,-. begirt around with ?n im
menae revolver, perhaps the very ono with
which he polluted your council chamber, con?
tinued hie morpheme i&ge for some tim?, bot
soon lapsed into nothingness, for his rio?
tous fame having preceded him, the sensible
of the Republicans heeded him.not. .Ur. Fox
replied to bim eloquently, and at len?th-he
specifically refuted .his .allegations against
Judire Carpenter, and' boldly exposed th?
bribery and corrupt manipula tiona of tn?
Scott faction. He called upon all Repubhcina.
as such, to enter the Reform party< to expel
??, Cafolioa those who have grown-fit by
public plunder, the effect of Mr. Fox's speech
was manifested by the enthusiastic applause,
amid which he descended? the etand, aodfotei
most among the applauders- we noticed Maier
Delaney. I he re rular play being over, next
came the farce. Mr. Klein took the stand to
defend, as be said, the 'finance committee and
his esteemed friend,. Governor Scott, but he
soon placed the State finances in as much of a
Chinese puzzle as be* has the affairs of. the
county commissioners of Colleton.
What time he left the tcround we know-not,
but when we departed, with most of the color?
ed people, as long aa. we. could hear him, he
waa defendinR the "finance committee." Col?
leton is ripe for Reform. She looks forward!
with eagerness to the 23d ofSeptember, when
Carpenter and Butler will address her. .She will
give them a hearty welcome, and as a pirt of
the great people whom Governor Scott pro^'
lesses to rule, she invites bim to be present,,
and give a strict account of the funds he has
embezzled. More anon. PaussiAi*.
?? '? . rFrom the Macon Telegraph.] .
? We see that the Rev. Dr. Hicks, who edits
I be Nineteenth Century magazine at-Charles?
ton, and who has been? pleasing the black and
tan Radicals hugely by his animadversions
upon the Reform movement in that State, has
resigned his charge as pastor of St. John's
Lutheran Church in that city. It seems. his
congregation-who, being men of substance,
saw in thc Reform movement a chance to save
the-remnant of the goods and chattels .left,
them by the thieves of the Scott Ring-did not
exactly enjoy the Idea of paying a pastor who'
was doing his level best to continue the thieves
in power, and so they gave him to understand
that they were best parted.
Cur bumble opinion ls that they showed'
both sense and patriotism in so doing. The
reverend gentleman was entirely ont of his
sphere'lu entering the political arena at.all,
and more especially as an opponent of the
movement which has the support or sympathy
of every honest man, and the bitter hostility
of every raider and striie-stlrrer In South
Carolina. It ls bad enough for any man with
any claims to. decency and respectability to
give aid and comfort to a cause so flagrantly
rotten and wicked as is. South Carolina Radi?
calism, but tor a minister to help it on is mon?
strous. Mr. Hicks, we presume, claims to be
a truer and porer man than the gentlemen
leading the Reform porty, but like a good
many other red-hot people we wot of. he bas a
deuced queer way of proving lt He repre?
sents what there is lett of the Bourbons In
South Carolina, and If they do not help the
Radicals ther? as they have everywhere else,.
we shall be egregiously mistaken.
But aside from all this, we would hold that a.
literary magazine whose proprietors promise
for money by them received to furnish lite?
rary food, has no call nor 'cause to meddle
with politics at all. Its not germane either to
Its legitimate mission or Its implied, if not ex?
pressed, pledge to its patrons. It is expected
to keep itself outside the dirty puddle of parti*
san politics, no matter how the foul waters may
oe troubled. We had occasion to remark
upon the course of the magazine In question,
In this respect some time ago, and felt quite
sure then that trouble was ahead for some?
body. It ls Mr. Hicks, the editor, who has
fallen into lt, but the magazine itself ls in
danger. _. . . '
MV8IC AND THE BBAXA.
Gossip about Things Theatrical Itt
A New York letter, of the 25th instant,
The musical and dramatic arrangements for
the coming season have been, Ina great meas?
ure, completed, and promise wen. Warned
by past experience, the managers of the dif?
ferent theatres will, this year, 'avoid rushing
together In any particular line which may
have chanced to be popular, and have wita
better Judgment adopted each his specialty:
Nilsson will, on the 19th of September, make
ber debut at Steinway Hall, which has been en?
gaged for a series of concerts, to be given by
her under the management of Strakosch. who
will, doubtless, ata later season, present her
in opera la those roles which have given her a
world-wide celebrity. Opera Bouffe and the
ballet have beea chosen for the coming enter?
tainments nt the Grand Opera-house, these,
perhaps, trespassing somewhat on the domain
of Nlbio'B Garden, where, as of old, the spec?
tacular will be pre-eminent. Grau, at the
Theatre Fran?ais, bolds a trump card In the
person of Mad. Stebach, whom ne bas assidu?
ously advertised all summer as the greatest of
German tragediennes, and whom he hopes to
render as successful before the American pub?
lic as was Ristori some winters ago; and at
Booth's, after the present engagement of Jef?
ferson as Rip Van Winkle ls ended, there will
be, as hitherto, an especial devotion to the
standard drama ot Shakespeare. At thc Fifth
Avenue Theatre, Mr. Daly will bring out emo?
tional plays of the modern French school, and
American pieces of a like nature. High come?
dy and London plays may, as hitherto, be ex
?ec ted at Wal lac k's, and at Wood's Museum,,
[rs. Scott,Siddons, assisted by a carefully se?
lected company, will doubtless draw good
houses. So much for the leading theatres,
while last, but not least, come the different
minstrel companies, which, In so far as the
musicians and style of entertainments are
concerned, will remain substantially the same.
It is whispered around that the managers of
Nillsson feel rather dismayed about the effect of.
the European war on their enterprise. It is
teared that the suspension of musical - and
theatrical undertakings there will drive to
this city a great number ot unemployed artista
who will divide the public attention. It ls
even rumored that Adelina Patti may come
here this fall and give concerts In opposition
to Nillsson. By the way, this Is the manner in
which the Swedish prima donna herself spells
her name-Nillsson. The natural termination
in Swedish would be sen, but the lady ls sup?
posed to know how to spell her own name.
As no two papers ever get the name alike, lt
is <ust as well to make tills statement.
There is no prospect ot Italian opera this
season, unless tor a few nights by the Nillsson
troupe. Maretzek will be engaged at the
Grand Opera House with opera Pouffe, and
there is no one else to provide this amuse?
ment. There is oo foot, however, a curious
scheme for giving two or three oratorios, in
costume, and with appropriate scenery ?nd ac?
tion. Mendelssohn's "St. Paul," and Rossini's
"Moses In Egypt," may be thus transmogri?
It is rumored that a well known playright ol
this city ls already engaged In working up Into
a dramatic ''cnn the recent startling incidents
in Europe, hitei weaving them with fictitious
incidents In the private life of the Emperor
and Empress It said that a musical and dra?
matic agent, widely known In the profession,
will take the part of Napoleon III, having been
selected on account of his remarkable personal
resemblance to that monarch. The scene of
the "Baptism of fire" will be reproduced on
the stage, and the fertile dramatist anticipates
even ts by causing Napoleon to flee to America,
and there commit suicide on the palisades or
ihe Hudson. It is stated that this play ls not
to be a burlesque, but a serious drama. Should
the war be ended before lt can be put upon the
stage, the final catastrophe will be altered to
suit circumstances. It is expected that all the
French and Germans in the city will crowd the
theatre, scarcely leaving room for American
playgoers. It is not known yet in what house
this remarkable dramatic production will be
played. _ t
Eight neTOCS, who were prominent in the
Louisville, Georgia, riot, have been lodg?d In
Jail at Macon._
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