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VOLUME X.-NUMBER 1465.
CHARLESTON, THURSDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER I, 1870.
S?X DOLLARS A YKAH.
'HE TO? LATEST.
FX ES H INSTRUCTIONS TO THIERS.
BAZAINE HAS ESCAPED FROM METZ
AND 18 ADVANCING ON SEDAN.
THE GATES OF PARIS TO BE CLOSED
SIXTEEN BRIDGES OVER THE SEINE
? LONDON, September 15.
The Pall Mall Gazette concurs in the general
opinion that Thiers's mission is not of an offi?
VIENNA, September 15.
The Chamber of Deputies convened to-day.
The deputies from Bohemia are absent. The
Richsrath convenes to-morrow.
BRUSSELS, September 15
SedaL has been placed in a state or siege.
The Mayor has been arrested and the inhabi?
tants expelled. The Prussians apprehend the
approach ot Bazaine's army, which, lt is re?
ported, has escaped from Metz, and said to
have reached Carignon.
BOUILLON, September 15-10.15 P. M.
A part of Bazaine's army bas cut through
the Prussians and are now marching towards
Paris. Canrobert commands.
PARIS, September 15.
The Prussians are advancing in immense
force. To-morrow the capital will be com?
pletely isolated. All o? the railroads except
those running west have been destroyed.
To-day Thiers received further instructions,
and hopes are entertained of a peaceful result.
The forest ot Bondy is burning. Other for?
ests will be destroyed to-morrow. The gas
connections are not to be cut for a lew days.
Neuilly is full of provisions. The gates of
Paris will be closed to-morrow. Over six
million pounds of gunpowder are in Paris.
Sixteen bridges over the feine have been de?
NEW YORK, September 15.
A special dispatch to the Herald from Paris
says : "At. SL Denis, yesterday, the Prussians
were approaching in thousands. By a close
calculation the Prussian force is four hundred
thousand. There ls great agitation here.7'
ADDITIONAL DI" ?ATC H ES.
ABOUT ALSACE AN? LORRAINE.
PARIS, September 13.
An idea has been started In Berlin of con?
verting Alsace and Lorraine into an indepen?
dent Republic. It is regarded with favor in
London, k ls looked on as a condition to
which both belligerents can agree.
TEE HOSPITAL SERVICE.
A letter from Dr. Marion Sims, who is doing
hospital service with the French army, states
that American ambulances have been more
useiul than others, but adds: ''We* want
everything, and have sent to England for
necessaries.' What a pity our splendid stock
is locked up in the Bue de la Paix."
Paris will fight to the last. General Trochu
is satisfied .that he can hold ont. A part of the
enemy's forces is to be near the walls on Tues
dae, and the rest follows rapidly.' The inhabi?
tants are speculating as to where the bombs
will fal 1. The walls are a mile and a half from
the outlying boulevards, and the outlying forts
are a mlle from the walls; so the enemy's
guns must take position three miles from the
outer boulevard. This calms the fear of the
Parisians. In the meantime nego:lations are
It is reported that five hundred thousand
francs have been offered for a messenger who
will succeed in communicating with the com?
mander of Metz. One man who undertook
the service has been shot by the Prussians.
OPERATIONS BEFORE STRASBOURG.
BRUMATTO, near Strasbourg, )
September 9. j
The operations against Strasbourg are car?
ried on by slow but sure rule. General Loe
wensky. General Von Woerder's shiel' of staff,
expresses the opinion that it was a mathe?
matical certainty that the place would fall
about the 24th instant. The course pursued in
the siege is not entirely a matter of choice.
Strasbourg is surrounded by three concentric
moats, eighteen feet deep. Unless the chan?
nel of the 111 can be tamed they present an
insurmountable obstacle to storming. The
general belief is that General Ulrich will ca?
pitulate soon. The third parallel approaches
completion. The first and second parallels
are armed with twenty-four-pounders. The
third will be armed with 125-pounders. which,
at a distance of & couple ot hundred yards,
can hardly lall to silence the batteries. ,
THE POPE COMINO TO ENGLAND.
LONDON, September 13. ?
The Pope sent a protest to the Powers
net the occupation "of his territory, but
not resist by arms. He is coming to Eng?
land in a British frigate, and Archbishop Man- j
ning is making preparations for his reception. (
VICTOR HUGO INTERVIEWED. I
NEW YORK, September 13. 1
The Herald's Paris correspondent had an in- !
tervlew with Victor Hugo, at which the latter
said : He had determined to address a special
appeal to the American people. Since you saw J
me laax the snows of many winters nave whi?
tened my head, but years of exile have not
deadened my heart. The desolation that fills 1
France to-day, and the sight of the misfortunes 1
which have befel this unhappy land, are too
poignant to express In words. 1
This is the work ot a man who is now re- !
peating his crimes, but why should the con
queror not be satiated with the blood or so !
many victims already sacrificed by his unholy
ambition ? Why should the King ol* Prussia,
who declared that he warred not upon the peo?
ple of France, not be content, now that his t.\n- ;
'.Agonist has been stricken and has disappear- .
f d from the scene of strife ? The fall of Bona- !
parte allows me to return to my home after an
exile of nineteen years. Why aie we to be
Is it right that we should be slaughtered on !
our hearths because Prussia was provoked by
a criminal whom Providence hun overtaken ?
It will be an eternal disgrace to the King of !
Prussia if he refuses to sheath his bloody
sword, now that the cause is gone which in
doced him to draw it. The people of German v
are as humane as they are courageous.
Their King mistakes their sentiments if lie '
thinks it is their wish to prolong this frightful .
Dutchery and degrade a nation which has been !
cragged into the conflict. The appeal to all
Christian Germans was only in response to
many sollcita?ious received from every quarer
of Fatherland to raise my humble voice against
the barbarity of this war. I thank God it ha3
been heard; for to-day I received a letter from
the camp of King William, signed by ten thou?
sand men at arms, saying that they shrink
from the slaughter.
Will not the ?Dited States, the common
home ol so many Germans and French, will
not itel citizens, If ike government refuses,
make a Christian effort to extinguish this hor?
rid torch of war ? WH aot tne elder sister of
oar young Republic stretch forth the hand ol
remonstrance against the untold calamities
whieb threaten us?
I will apneal to them, too, in my own hum?
ble name. and may Heaven vouchsafe that my
accents of anguish may reach their hearts and
Incline them to protest in the name of reason
and humanity against more waste of life,
against more sacrifice oi people. Command
the King against the infliction of death upon
their unoffending brother people. In reply to
a question. Victor Huco said that he believed
the government would accept peace on any
honorable terms short ol' yielding her terri?
tory. | t tifl?
REFORM IS RICHLAND.
The Work Goes Bravely On.
[FROM Of? OWN CORRES PONDENT.]
COLUMBIA, September 19.
The City Council met yesterday evening, but
the committee to whom tue Spragu9 contract
was recommitted, did cot make a report bot
asked for farther tim?. They are to report OD
At a meeting of the Union Beform Club of
Ward No. 1, last evening, Mr. Nathaniel Barn?
well and Colonel McMaster addressed the Club
in two of the most efficient and powerful argu?
ments of the campaign. Mr. Barnwell is one
of our yoong and promising members of tbe
bar, and deserves great credit for tbe manly
and masterly manner in which he handled bis
subject. Colonel McMaster was followed by
Colonel Thomas, who grew very eloquent m
his plain, honest, soldierly manner, and as is
usual with him, carried his hearers enthusiasti?
cally with him. Chancellor J. P. Carroll, upon
ceing called for, arose and pledged himself as
a member of the Union Boform party. The
Chancellor bas just returned from the springs.
We hope to bear from him shortly. Tbe Ward
No. 1 Club was largely and well attended, and
by men who are anxious and willing to work in
the good cause.
The Radicals, after a good deal of dramming
and music, succeeded in get tine a small crowd
together at their usual meeting to-night. After
this was accomplished, tbey hid to do, as
Major Dickerson did to get tbe carpet-bag?
gers and scalawags, to go into the highways and
byways for speakers. The question natural ly
aros3", where is Wipg? He is generally used
at their small meetings, and to put a rough
edge on the larger ones, in oider that the
others may smooth it down. It gives them an
easier task, and it aiut fair on Wigg. LARA.
THE TRIP OF THE RA G USA.
Tile Ar ron nt of the Voyage of the
Smallest Craft that ever Crossed the
The following detailed account of the rash
and foolish, but fortunately successful voyage,
of the little boat "City ol Ragusa" across the
Atlantic ls given in the Boston Herald:
Ninety days ago, a tiny boat, less than twen?
ty feet In length, and carrying two men and a
dog, left Liverpool, England, with the avowed
purpose of crossing the Atlantic to New York.
The bold and hazardous project was the sub?
ject of much amazement at the time, but since
then the startling events which have been
transpiring on the scene of the eventful war
in Europe have absorbed the Interest of the
public to such a degree that tbe bold adven?
turers have been to a great extent forgotten.
Information has been received of their where- j
abouts, however, at several points on the
voyage, from other craft6 by which they have
been seen, and about live o'clock yesterday af?
ternoon the.tiny cralt was signalled approach?
ing our harbor. At C o'clock the collector's
tug started down the harbor and met the ven?
turesome mariners at about 8 o'clock, oppo?
site the lower light, and towed them in.
The boat which has thus accomplished a
voyage so hazardous and so altogether novel
ls named the City of Bagusa, is twenty feet in
length over all, six feet beam and two feet
eight Inches in depth, drawiag two feet of
water; she ls yawl-rigged, and spreads seventy
yards o? canvass; ls fitted with a two-bladed
steam propeller, worked by hand, and her
hull is of wood, the boards being only one-half
an inch in thickness. In this miniature ship
are all the arrangements for cooking, &&, and
the capacity for carrying provisions and water
sufficient for the voyage which has Just been
so successfully terminated. The "crew" con?
sists of two men, John Charles Berkeley, the
commander, and Nicholas Primoraz. These
are the two men who, actuated, as the former
says, by a "mere whim,*7 were induced to
make this attempt, which few could regard as
anything but foolhardiness alter seeing the
craft In which they launched their destinies
and hung their lives by a mere thread. The
former has followed the sea from boyhood,
and has passed an eventful life. He saved two
lives off the coast of Kent on the 28th of Sep?
tember, 1858, for which he was awarded a
medal by the British Humane Society. He ls
an Irishman, and has a home in Dublin. His
companion ls an Austrian.
On Thursday, June 2. these daring spirits
launched their frail bark, and, accompanied
only by a dog, left Liverpool. In ten days
they put Into Queenstown, where they were
obliged to remain four days in order to have
some caulking done on their boat, which was
leaking, and left there on the 16th, having on
board one ton of ballast and 500 weight of
coals. They took tbe northern route, the same
as taken by the Cambria, the prevailing winds
being westerly, and for the first thirty-five
days they suffered a great deal, being kept
wet through continually. They were also un?
able to cook on the first part of tte voyage,
and were compelled to eat their meat raw.
which added to their discomfort, and helped
to discourage them. After belog eighteen
days out, they became short of firewood, with
no' means of getting a suppl}*. At this time
they very luckily picked up a barrel contain?
ing about four gallons of tar, which was a per?
fect godsend, they using the tar upon the
decks and the barrel for fuel. On the 4th of
July, they celebrated ''The Day of the Great
Republic,*' drinking the health of President
Grant in some prime Irish whiskey, with
which they were supplied. Oa the evening of
that day there was a heavy gale, through
which, however, they rode safely.
On the 28th of August they lost one of their
crew, the dos, wbicb died of scurvy. They bad
a great deal of heavy weather, but the little
bark bore herself nobly, and the men them?
selves expressed surprise tbat she rode the
heavy gales so staunchly. She was leaking all
the way, and the pumps, of which they have
two, were keDt at work constantly. l"a the
severe gil c of last Saturday they experienced
mehardeet lime of tbp vrrage. bit stiff-rod
io disaster save the carrying away of the jigger
Doora. Tne largest numbsr of miles made in i
>ne day was 153, which was made in the first
Dart ?I the voy ure, and the smallest eleven
mles. The aver J ge speed was four knots an 1
lour. A number of vtsoels weiespokna on the
royase, among which were lue. bark Radcliff.?,
>n" the 28tn of June, bound to Quebr-*?; the ship
Sl&xwell, August 9, and the hornfewarl-bouad '
?teamer Ru3*ia, An;u?t 24. From the first
of thea* abroi they took ;n anoo?e*! of oro- ?
risir.ns and water. Two wnaies werj very .
leigtborly off CAP? Cl-iar, c >m?Og near eobasrb
io be touche 1 with the hand and giving tbs '<
royagers some a'trm .est iri'y should opset
their frail ship. One of "Mother ' A.-?T ?
JbickeoV attended them from (he tim? they
eft Queenstown till tbey passed Georg* -* b.*nk,
Tbe men say thu tbej ha*l the coast pstffsc*
lonfidence ?n tbs success of their enterprise,
tad in the roughest ga'-:; could go to ?'?sp with j
be greatest composure. 0 ilj th laisses* of i
:he season prevents them from returning h'.r/ie
ts they came. Their original intestina m* v? |
io dir'.-ct lo New York, ba: the? c <O'\-J !-. J V>
?mt into this p.it, and w.ll KO from hare to -ri*
ormer place, aud w,.'l remain this ^id . of the
itlautic tiil another e.'.mmer.
They were tow-id t'.> Long w'.(nrf r,7 th? tr,*;,
ind there can be sf-eti thin wa il Jest of a:; . ??.rts
that ever travers! Un broad Athntic.
TOBA CCO MAS UFA L TUR E.
RICHMOND, September 15.
The statistics of internal revenue shows the
amount of caewing tobacco manufactured in
this city in 1869 was 15.021,000 pounds, being
double the amount manufactured the ypar be?
fore. The amount or smoking tobacco was
1,000.000 pounds, being over four times an
much as wrjs manufactured the year before.
There bas been no rain ju this vicinty for
THE PROBLEM OF PEACE
ENGLAND AND THE NE ff REPVBL IC.
WHAT LORD GRANVILLE SAID TO THIERS.
PETTS SI A AND THE REPUBLIC -
THE PRICE OF RECOGNITION.
HOW PRUSSIA PROPOSES TO END THE
THC NAPOLEONIC REGENCY TO BE
ITALIAN UNITY ACCOMPLISHED.
PRUSSIAN SIEGE GUNS IN THE MUD.
AMERICANS RUSHING TO THE DEFENCE
PARIS FASHION JOURNALS SUS?
England and the NCTV Republic.
LONDON, September 15.
England not having recognized the French
Republic, M. Thiers has not been received U
the foreign office. During an Interview at the
French Embassy, Lord Granville, replying to
the propositions of M. Thiers, said: "I do not
pee how England can interfere. But I think I
may say that, while preserving a strict neu?
trality, England will present to Prussia any
propositions offered by France, and will net
the part of a sincere lrlend. It cannot,
however, be expected that England will
join any power In uttering a threat to
Prussia; nor can England positively prom?
ise to urge upon Prussia the acceptance of any
offer which France may be disposed lo make
Prussia and the Republic.
BERLIN, September 15.
The Provisional Government at Paris would
have been accepted by the Prussians had the
Prussian exactions been accepted. These ex?
actions embraced the cession ol Alsace and
Lorraine, and the dismantlement of the fron?
tier forts. But the Provisional Government
refused to listen to any proposition involving
the surrender of any portion of French soil.
Thc blockade of the Elbe has been raised,
and vessels pass freely.
How Prussia Proposes to End tile War.
LONDON, September 15.
The News contains a letter Ironi Berlin, giv?
ing the views of the Prussian Government.
Prussia, it tells us, will not negotiate with the
present French Government. King Wil?
liam, proposes to occupy Paris. The
Regency, the Senate and the Corps
L?gislatif will then be reassembled, and
the restored government will name commis?
sioners to negotiate peace. When this treaty
is signed Napoleon will be released, and
France will be left free to choose her own gov?
The Roman Question.
LONDON. September 16,
Intense eagerness prevails here to hear
further lrom Rome.
Italian unity seems to be accomplished. The
people seem almost entirely to sympathize
with the Italians. The Papal garrison at Mon
talto has been captured.
An Italian division should now be belore, if
not in, Rome. Civita Vecchia has declared for
Italian unity. The inhabitants of Brucciano
displayed Italian tiags upon the approach of
the Italian troops.
[Bracciano is seventeen milos northwest of
FLORENCE. September 15.
The Opi Dione denies that there are any
diplomatic difficulties in the way ot the occu?
pation of Rome.
Latest from Paris.
LONDON, September 15.
Communication between Paris and Lyons
has been destroyed by the Prussians at. Mon
terean, sixteen miles southeast of Melun.
A short skirmish occurred there. Firing
was heard at Paris. All the bridges within
reach were destroyed by tile French on the
Spain and the Republic.
MADRID, September 15.
Olozaga, Spanish Minister at Paris, has been
recalled, his offence being a recognition of the
French Republic-this recognition being a
violation of treaties whereby Spain was bound
to await the action of other powers.
PARIS, September 15.
The French troops which entered Baden ter?
ritory will remain to operate on German soil.
Reinforcements have been sent them.
Trocho, in his address to the Gardes Nation
ale, says that the result of his review was
highly gratifying, and he assured them that the
defence of the city would be admirably main?
tained. Paris is ready to sacrifice all in order
to give France time to organizr.- for Irresistible
Last night the Parisians were awakened by
tremendous cannonading ni! along the ram?
parts. The excitement was allayed by the in?
formation that the troops were practicing.
The shops are mostly closed; tho masters
?nd the employees are drilling.
Lord Lyons warns the English to leave the
city while they may.
Th?! Ciace de la Concord?is filled with caval
r.v ind National Guard.
The Pridian* were discDvered tiring with
riSe? fr^m a secluded place at a balloon.
i .3.-?fa nnrribT of franc-tire.irs are camped
Th* ftu*?'an* to-day camped at Croix aux
f:-,;i Surf'Yn*(fla* an Fontaine, near the city.
Th* Uhlan* appeared nt Nugent Sar Seine.
!, ii retreated '.sf-.r.. (.he people.
M ,r.7 1 \rz' Pr is;"nn ?lege guns are embed
.>1 in the m-id in the (Un?I de la Marne au
Rhine. The 'Jet mans attempted to transport
ti- in? by this 'janal, when the French let out
>,b" wafer, anO ? i? said the ?lege will be de?
layed a conrtdeiAMe length of time in cons??
Thc fjrts at l.yt.n-t are completed, and
troop* ar" reaching tli*re daily. The gu HM are
ail in position.
Larg" sum? ol money havr lip?n subscribed
throughout France for defence.
Large forces are organizing in every de?
A party of American volunteers passed
Tours to-day fey Paris.
Conscripts for the regular army are drilling
The Prussians are swarming around Nancy.
The Gaulois has reason to predict a happy
result Irom the pending peace negotiations.
The Prussian dragoons have appeared be?
fore Nugent-sur-Marne, Calinas, Ples3y and
Lindan, small towns northeast, east and south?
east of Paris.
The National Guard is being organized
Trochu in an order to-day says that 70,000
men on the ramparts, by persevering efforts,
may save Paris.
The city is unapproachable If its defenders
are properly armed.
The counsellors of State have temporarily
suspended their authority.
The loreign diplomats are still in Paris.
LONDON, September 15.
The Pope has an explanatory letter from
Victor Emanuel, in which he says delay on his
part would lead to the proclamation of a Re?
public in every Italian city. The soldiers
would not have fought a Republic, and the re?
sult would have been fatal to the Papacy; as it
ls, Republicanism is so rampant that lt might
get more irrepressible.
The Empress and Louis make constant ex?
cursions around Hastings. Carriages are
The Paris fashion journals are suspended.
Mourning ls generally worn In Paris and Ber?
A dispatch, dated Cassel, says the Emperor
spends his mornings making long excursions.
His guard consists of one Prussian officer, two
subalterns, one trumpeter, and thirty-one
THE CREAM OF THE WAR ZETTERS.
Paris Making Ready for a Siege.
[Paris Correspondence. Aug. 29, ofN. Y. Tribune.]
Those who are familiar with Paris, will re?
member the loDg rows of splendid houses
which abut upon thc Bois de Boulogne outside
the barriers, the beautiful villas thickly
sprinkled within a circle of half a mlle all
round Paris; all these are being rapidly evacu?
ated, and the Inhabitants arc flocking Into the
city, goods and all. The railway stations are
literally blocked up with goods ot all kinds.
Bedstead?, book-cases, tables, chairs, ward?
robes, looking-glasses, kitchen utensils, bed?
ding, invalid chairs and babies*cradles; trunks
of all dimensions, boxes and cases ol all sizes,
cheBts of provisions, so marked, and others
.'with care." (fragile;) bundles ol fire-Irons
and dogs lor burning wood in chimneys, can?
delabra and such like loosely protected but
addressed and labled, hampers containing
wine, barrels ot the same liquid, spittoons
and bird-cages-one with a screaming green
parrot In it not to be pacified by the cajole
menta ol its distressed mistress-pet cats 1:
hand baskets scratching and squealing to get
out, making their temporary staodlng places
with evidences unmistakable ot Inward dis?
comfort; dogs in leash, looking all forlorn In
the midst of so much confusion, but greeting
master or mistress with a consolltary wag ol
the tall; servants running ?ifter their mistress?
es, or scolding their younger charges; mis?
tresses hunting about bewildered after their
domestics;^ rushing to and fro of hurried, per?
spiring, over-zealous, but ever civil raliway
porters, conveying wrong luggage away in
trucks to coaches, carriages, wheelbarrows
anv vehicle, in lact, outside; octroi officials re?
nouncing in utter despair the examination of
decidedly suspicious packages, and smiling
even complacently ac open delinquencies,
to the detriment ot the municipality ol" Paris:
In fact, a perfect babel of tongues; an agglom?
eration of all that ls Incongruous. Such ls t
mild description of the spectacle presented yes?
terday on the arrival of the trains of the sub?
urbs or banlieu, and which Is still In full vigor.
Hundreds of families, thinking to save time
and money, have chosen the rall us the most
convenient mode of removal, and the several
companies must receive credit for their ex?
treme readiness In meeting this sad emergen?
cy. The stations of Strasbourg, the north, iht
west, and of the banlieu on the southwestern
side, are the most lncnmbered, because near?
est to the probable scene of strife, should the
Prussians arrive. But lt ls not only these sta?
tions which are the scene ot so much excite?
ment aud confusion. At all thc barriers, es?
pecially those of Neullly and the environs, the
same evidences of rapid flight are prominent.
It seemed yesterday as though the long proces?
sion of vehicles laden with household goods
would never cease defiling. Private car?
riages were Impressed into the service,
and ladies might be seen inside of them,
hugging heaps of cases, probably con?
taining jewels or other precious articles.
I have referred to a friend's having ef?
fected his sudden removal with the help ot a
hearse and mourning coaches, in the utter
Impossibility o? obtaining more suitable con?
veyances. The "'Company or Funeral Pomps,"
or General Burial Company. Is actually en?
listed in the service of removing the living In?
stead of the dead, and a considerable number
of the lugubrious vehicles peculiar to the
office ol the undertaker were conspicuous In
the long train ol vehicles of every description,
which, from early morn lill late Into the night,
wended Its way from the localities mentioned,
up the Avenue la Grande Armee, and thence
defiled Into the various quarters ol the elly.
It was really a pitiable sight. It Is estimated
that upward of 50,000 souls have been added
to the population of Paris, since Saturday
night, bv this Immigration from the banlieu
alone. It brings home the actualities of the
war, aDd leaves no room to doubt the immi?
nent ?veril of the situation.
Banishing the Germana,
[From the same Letter.]
"Useless mouths*' are banished from the city
by order ol the Governor ot Paris, General
Trochu; and another mandate, placarded last
nl^ .it on all the walls, Issued by the same au?
thority, enjoins all foreigners not naturalized
Frenchmen, belODtring to any nationality act?
ually at war with Prance, to quit Paris within
three days, going either back to their own
country/or retiring to the Interior tinder sur?
veillance, and protected by a permit signed by
the Governor. Those who fail to comply with
this Injunction will be handed over to military
tribunal?, to be dealt with by them according
to circumstances. This order ls considered
absolutely Indispensable as one of the meas?
ures for contributing to the safety of the
metropolis lo the event of a siege. At this
present moment there are some 40,00 Germans
still In Paris. When the war broke ont,
the Germans were prohibited from leaving
France. Somewhat later a certain number
desired to leave, and were permitted to do so.
Up to this time, however, no actual expulsion
of them has taken place. It is objected now
that Paris, being oa the eve ot sustaining a
Siege, the presence in Paris or what is tanta?
mount to a Prussian army cannot safely be
tolerated. Tne suburbs of La Vlllette and
Belleville are occupied by 30.000 Germans.
..Birds of a feather flock toge-her;" and the
German colony has settled down in their lo?
calities. Some I'J.tioo are employed upon the
sewage-works ol the Forest of Bondy, of which
they are the actual masters. Were their coun?
trymen to approach, the use which might be
made of the forest ls obvious. Danger lrom
this source being signalled ahead, the precau?
tionary measures of expulsion is adopted as an
How the City ls to be Ped.
[From the same Letter.]
The mo9t energetic measures have been adopt?
ed to victual Paris. The city at this moment con?
tains 350,000 cwts. of flour, 130,000 cwts. of
rice, besides immense quantities of potatoes
and vegetables ; 100,000 oxen, 500.000 sheep,
with the requisite provender, stalled in the
Bois de Boulogne. Then comes 00,000,000 ra?
tions ol' preserved and salted meats, three
mouths store of salt, spices, sugar, coffee, and
of wine and spirits. In fact there seems to be?
little doubt that the city will be able to sustain
a long siege, should lt come to this. General
Troena requests private families to make pro?
vision for the eventuality and to lay in their
slock. Since yesterday the grocers' and other
shops hare boen invaded, especially the former.
On?? ls obliged lo faire la guerre, that
IP, lo take one's turn at the shops.
AI MID door of tbe most popular-those
which have been most advertised for cheap?
ness-a couple of stryents de ville regidate the
order of going and coming. It is a singular
and an amusing spectacle, though suggestive
of reflections. I believe the newspaper from
which the details of the victualling of Paris are
taken understates the facts. The statement
appeared quite a week ago, and for the last
week we have had from the adjacent depart?
ments a continuous procession of oxen, sheep
and cows, which have joined their friends In
the Bois de Boulogne, and these have been ac?
companied and followed by hundreds of carts
and wagons heaped np with hay, straw, clover,
wheat, oats, barley, and other grain. The
Minister of Commerce has caused this Influx of
live stock, fodder and pulse into Paris, by In?
forming the peasantry and the farmers that
the government would purchase everything
at a lair price, and store the grain till wanted,
free of cost to the producers. A certain delay
is allowed them to bring in their produce.
What they cannot convey away will be burned
or otherwise destroyed, to prevent It from
falling into the bands of the Prussians. The
alternative is a disastrous one.
There are DOW in the city, or in the Bois de
Boulogne, some forty thousand heaves lately
brought in, which, with those which were pre?
viously here, give us a year's supply in ordi?
nary times. Couotiog the increased number
of months when the army is here, and the in?
creased consumption during a time like this,
wo have a very larje sunply fyt three months,
and a moderate supply f jr five or six months.
At first, salt provisions were thought of, but it
was found impossible to got a sufficient sup?
ply in Europe, and, besides, the effect apon
the public health was feared. Kow there is a
certainty about the matter of fresh meat. Yes?
terday forty thousand held of sheep were
brought in. and have been placed for the time
in the unfinished buildings of the new college
of Rollin, Boulevard Rocbecbonart. Several
speculations nave been given as to the amount
of wheat, rice and grain now on hand., and,
striking a mean between them we get a com
missamt supply for four months. Going a
little under the lowest of these calculations we
eet enough for two months, quite long enough
for all practical purposes.
Allies of Corpses-Gravelotte After the
Battle-Acres of Dead and Dying-Thc
Slain of Both Armies Piled In Bloc.ay
Heaps-A Scene of Horror Described
by Murat Halstead.
[Prom the Cinclnna'l Commercial.]
POST-A-MOOSSOX, August 20.
There were, for instance, four or five thou?
sand dead men in sight. Here, there, every?
where, the poor lellows had been tumbled
over. We came upon a Frenchman whose
head had been knocked off by a cannon shot.
There remained of it two scraps of skin, each
as large as your hand, and on one was his
moustache and the end of his nose, and on the
other a patch of the hair o: his head. Another
bad been struck in the centre of his body and
almost cut in two. The shoulders and head
were lett, the hairy knapsack and red cap still
clinging to them, and below the bloody
mass his coarse shoes and white gaiters
were visible ; his face was in the dust.
Another French soldier had been dis?
embowelled by a fragment of shell, and the
fatal missile had torn open his pantaloons
pocket, showing a large piece of hard bread
and a bit of meat. A tall Prussian, dead, was
at lull length on his back, his helmet half hid?
ing his swollen face-the eagle that adorned
lt with the legend "For King and Fatherland,"
and the buckle of his hilt showing In conspicu?
ous letters "God with us." On the north Bide
of the road was a slender little French sol?
dier lying on his face, his gun in his hands. Re
had been killed as he was making ready to
Are, and had crouched in the collapse of death
like a pitiful little animal. A triangular rent
In the band of his red cup told that he
had beeri^ shot through the head. At
his elde was a larger man, through
whose naked head a ghastly furrow had
been ploughed, and from it the torn bruins
issued. His chassepot was clutched in his
stiff hands, in the same neighborhood was a
French colonel, not disfigured at ali by his
death wound. I think he had not met his
death instantly, but had been struck In the j
thigh, and died lrom loss of blood. He had,
lt seemed, attempted to do something to
staunch the flow of blood, and finding it in
vain, had composed himself for death. He
was as neat a corpse as you ever saw. Hie
spurs were still on his heels; his kepi on his
head; his hands by his side. His clothes had
been opened about his breast by some one io
search of valuables, I suppose; and there were
articles scattered about showing that he had
been careful In camp to be neat. Among them
were a tooth-brush and a box of tooth-powder.
The dust from the Paris road had powdered
him. His features were not swollen or dis?
torted, but clear and colorless, and his friends
would have recognized him quickly as In life.
How it happened that in the same groups of
dead some were hideously affected by the sun.
black and monstrous, with details of horror in
their appearance that I mast not mention,
while others were pale and waxen, every facial
outline delicately preserved, I do not under?
stand. Some of the most terrible of the pic?
tures of death were among the fallen horses.
There were expressions of unutterable fear and
suffering in their dead faces. The wild eyes,
the expanded nostrils, the open lips displaying
the full length ot the teeth. In some of the
faces of these noble animals every hair seemed
to tell a tale of terror. The attitudes of the
horses in death were as various and fascinating
in their interest as those of the men.
The little town of Vionrille was heaped
with corpses. The garden walls were over
throwD, the houses shivered witn shots, and
one that had been fired in the battle still burn?
ing. Every house had been a slaughter-house.
The Prussians had removed nearly all their
dead, but the French corpses were so thick
that oue could but think the battle had been
for them at this point a massacre. Extending
across the Paris road from Vlonvllle south?
ward was a line on which the French had
stood, their faces toward Paris. How many
miles of corpses there were here, in a row
revealing the ground on which the French had
made their last stand on the second day, I do
not know, but I certainly saw two miles of
Traces of the ferocious energy with which
thelFrench had sought to hurl back the over?
bearing legions ol Germany were still to be
seen in their dead faces. A few had the look
of meekness and resignation, as If death had
not come before visions of peace; but the
mac v had a fixed fierceness quite tiger-like.
It was remarkable that this wlld-anlmal aspect
was not noticeable among the fallen Germane.
Their attitudes In death seldom expressed in?
tensity ol action, while the French, in very
many instances, had evidently received their
mortal hurts when every nerve and muscle
was strained with the excitement of some
We presently passed a field where a large
bunal partv were at work. They had dug a
trench about seveu feet in width, wastiug a
veiy few inch ea, and two or three feet in
depth, (lioeral measurement, i and had gather?
ed the dead from tbe vicinity. While some
were digging, other* were picking up the
dead. . The way they do that ie, Tour men using
shovel-handles or muskets, as may be con?
venient, as hand-spikes, pat them under the
shoulders and kante of the corpse, and carry it
to the side of the grave; then each corpse is
lifted by two men one at the h;ad and the
other at the heels, and place 1 in the trench,
where, the face being covered by some article
of clothing (cap or coat usually,) the dirt is
loose'y shovelled on. Generilly about one
hundred men are laid away in this style in a
row, though where the carnage has been ex?
traordinary they make the graves :o accom?
Tbe Prussians have been snurt-as in near?
ly all things in this war (the e-iyecial excep?
tion is in raihoad managua .'cn -ia tte raat
? er ol removing their dead. As a rule, they
elear the ground of their own dead and wound?
ed with surprising celerity, aud are not so en?
ergetic iu tbe disposition cf the French who
are slaughtered and tbrowa upon their hands.
It would not have an exuilaiating effect upou
Prussian troops to march in the tbougbtlul
mood tint comes after the excitement of battle
among their mutilated comrades; and it im?
parts to them lofty ideas of their own sangui
nary power to have strewn along their path
immense numbers of de td Frenchmen.
DEMOCRACY IN GEORGIA.
ADODSTA, September 15.
General Colquitt, president of the State
Democratic Convention, is about calling the
Executive Committee to meet in Macon on the
27th, to elect a chairman in the place of Linton
GOLD AND BOND MARKET.
NEW YORK, September 15-Evening.
Prime discounts 79. Gold opened with in?
creased firmness at 14A, declined to l3i, and
on better London quotations a reduction in
discounts was steady during the afternoon.
Governments opened with an advance, but
the improvement was lost. Sixty-twos 12J;
fours 11J; fives 12, new 10$; sevens 10*; eights
10*; forties 10$ ; Tennessees 62J, new 60; Vir?
ginias 65; Louisianas 69, new 65J, levees 75,
eights 86; Alabamas 103, fives 68; Georgias 83,
Bevens 90; North Carolinas 514, new 29?; South
Carolinas 80, new 68.
LONDON, September 15-Evening.
Consols 92?.. Bonds 904. Sugar active.
Tallow easier at 44a46. Specie decreased 350,
000 pounds sterling.
REPUBLICANISM IN GEORGIA.
. AUGUSTA, September 15.
The Republican executive committee today
passed a resolution calling a convention of
each Congressional district on the 5th of Oc?
tober to appoint members of the State execu?
tive committee who meet at Atlanta on Oc?
tober 18th. They urge the Republicans to or?
ganize forthwith and nominate candidates to
the General Assembly and county offices.
They also recommend the passage of a law
changing election week to the week before
Christmas. This ls approved by Akerman.
In the event the law 1B not passed, the elec?
tion will occur on the 8th of November, tbe
day named In the constitution.
LONDON, September 15."
A cataract has been discovered in British
Gulana,South Africa, that dwarfs Niagara. There
are two falls of one hundred and Beventy feet
and fifty leet volume of water passing over.
They are seventy-eight feet deep and one
hundred yards broad during the dry season.
GALVESTON, September 15.
A quarantine of twenty-five days has been
established here on all vessels from New Or?
leans and Brashear City.
INTERNATIONAL BOAT RACE.
MONTREAL, September 19f.
The international boat race came off to-day
between tbe Tyne and St. Johns, and was won
in 41 minutes and 10 seconds by the former,
which cam<! in three lengths ahead.
NEW YORK, September 15.
The city fiUtborltteB have requested the Uni?
ted States io take charge ol the removal of
Farragut's remains hither. In case of refusal,
the city wll. arrange tor a magnificent general
ILLA ESS OF A M ISIS TER.
MAORIS? September 15.
Rlvero, member of the Cabinet, Is Bick,'and
his resignation ls expected. Rodriguez will
probably succeed him.
THE LOAN TO BE EFFECTED.
CONSTANTINOPLE, September 15.
The Sultan withdraws bis objection to the
Khedlve'B latest loan.
HAVANNA, September 15.
The cabk between Cuba and Jamaica is
working well. Cholera is on the increase.
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
The ship wrecked on the Goodwin Sands
was the Elisha Rockman.
A boiler exploded at Leith, Scotland, yes?
terday, killing four people and wounding
There are no further particulars ol' the dis?
aster to the Captain.
The brig Marla Wheeler has arrived at Key
West, from Fensacola for New York, leaking
The ship wrecked on the English coast was
theEthaRecheuers. (German.) which sailed
from New York on the 28th of Juiy lor Queens?
THE LATE CONVENTION.-The Hurley-Bowen
Convention, which closed its labors Wednes?
day, ls still the chief topic of conversation
among the Radicals. Much surprise has been
expressed at the defection of the Mackeyites
irom Daddy Cain, whom they, up to the last
day of the convention, BO zealously espoused.
It ls Btated that the cause of this defection was
the offers of Cain to the Boweultes to uee his
Influence for them If they would give him the
nomination for State senator, and four of his
friends the nomination tor the House of Rep?
resentatives. Learning of these offers, the
Mackeyites made the compromise with the
Bowenltes, by which they secured the nomina?
tion of three of their lriends.
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