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VOLUME X.-NUMBER 1465.
CHARLESTON, THURSDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER I, 1870.
S?X DOLLARS A YKAH.
BISMARCK AND FAVRE.
A SH.ART* CONVERSATION BETWEEN
THE JtlXISTEBS. > ?
VICTORIA CONDOLES WITH EUGENIE.
STRASBOURG CANNOT HOLD OUT
PRUSSIA'S CLAIMS- NOT TO BE STATED
UNTIL A BASIS FOR ARMISTICE- j
. LONDON", September 27.
Tue following is given as the probable pro?
gramme of Thiers at Sr. Petersburg. Con?
stantinople and the read to India guaranteed
to Russia: Belgium and Egypt to be guaran?
teed to France; and Alsace and part of Lor?
raine and road to Vi?nna to be guaranteed to
Prussia- i. e.. for England, Austria, Turkey
and Belgium to be the innocent victims of
A deputation of workingmen visited Glad?
stone and urged mediation between Germany
Victoria, yielding' to public sentlritent^has
written a letter of condolence to the Empress
of the French.
Ulric announces that Strasbourg can hold
out but a short time.
The guns of Mont Valerien have dislodged
the Prussians from St. "Cloud.
It is estimated now that- 300,000 troops are
The Flege of Metz has become a close block?
ade, interrupted" occasionally by an exchange
. TOCKS, September 27.
On the 19th instant Bismarck seemed to en?
tertain Favre'sldea of an armistice.
Favre asked for fifteen days on the next day.
Bismarck handed Favre bis conditions,
adding that the Germans must have the forts
commanding Paris, more especially Fort du
Favre replied that it-would be more simple
. to Remand Paris at once.
Bismarck said if those terms were not satis?
factory, the French must make other arrange?
BERLIN, September 27.
A dispatch from the King's headquarters
says that Favre, in his report of Bismarck's in?
terview, omits td state that the question of an
armistice was considered preliminary to any de?
cision of territorial cession.
Bismarck actually declined to state the
claims of Prussia, until a basis for au armis
tic was decided upon.
IMPROVEMENT OF PARIS DEFENCES.
BRUSSELS, September 25.
Improvements have been made in the fortl
fications of Paris, under the direction of the
American General Ripley. There was a weak
space between Forts St. "Denis and Mont Vale?
rian, which General Ripley has protected by
an elaborate system of mines, torpedoes, Ac.
DETAILS OF THE BfSMARCK AND FAVRE INTER?
LONDON, September 25.
The " failure of the negotiations between
Count Bismarck and Jules Favre was due Im?
mediately to the extreme weakness of the
French Government, which dare not follow Its
own judgment. The question of recognizing
Favre ofnolally was not raised. Favre admit?
ted at the outset that he and his colleagues
could give no guarantee of permanent peace,
but desired an armistice until the Constituent
Assembly could be chosen and meet. He ad
mittel also that Germany could not be asked
to relinquish temporarily any advantage re?
sulting from her present military position, and
it was agreed that the negotiations should ]
proceed on a basis that would ^ive Germany,
at the end of the armistice, If the Constituent
Assembly rejected the terms, the same
relative " superiority she now has. The
disagreement commenced on purely military
questions, Von Moltke pointing out that the
simple lapse of time was an essential injury
that must be compensated by the relinquish?
ment by France or specified material advan?
tages. He demanded the surrender of Stras?
bourg, Toul and Verdun. All three of these
because they obstructed German communica?
tions. To open these and accelerate the move?
ments ot the heavy guns, ammuuitiou and
supplies, Moltke considered a partial compen?
sation lor the delay. Metz was not demanded,
because it did not Interrupt communication.
The unexpected moderation of these terms
impressed Favre, who, personally, it is be?
lieved, would luv.e gladly accepted them, b?:t
he had no final authority from his colleagues,
and returned to Paris to consult. In
the meantime, the state of affairs in the
city had grown worse, and the difficulty of
maintaining authority was greater than
ever. The "Reds" are.turbulent, and there is
great hostility to any negotiations whatever,
and the government was reluctantly obliged
to reject the proposals. On the German side
the negotiation was conducted ia entire good
faith, but never with much hope Qt a substan?
tial result. During Favpe's visit to Ferrieres
no military delay occurred. Everything pro?
ceeded as before. It is believed at headquart?
ers that nothing woiild have been guinea had
an armistice been accepted, since, until Paris
is taken, there is Utile hope that any govern?
ment or assembly would accept, the terms of
peace now definitely resolved on by Germany.
j, THE PARIS MAILS BY BALLOON.
TOURS, September 25.
They have commenced sending mails from
Paris by balloon. The Constitutionnel pub?
lishes a nole received by this meaus. which
coulisses that the city is "completely surround?
ed, aad says that communication with the out?
side world can only be had by balloons, one of
which will be sent out every week. A person
* who left Paris In a balloon descended safely at
Evreux and has arrived iu this city. The
Prussians discovered and fired at him with
muskets and cannon. Some shots came so
near that they caused his car to vibrate. A
package of letters from the government at
Puris to the ministers stationed here was
brought by this bold vovouer, who savs he will
attempt to return to Paris as he left it. and
that others will leave the cllj in the same way.
Great vigilance is maintained in tb? deience
of Pans, anti rigid discipline is enforced
among the troops garrisoning the walls.
A SWOOP UPON THE LAWS.
WASHINGTON, September 27.
Judge Paschal, in a published communication
to-day, contends that the law c! tho sib of
July, 1870, remodelling the Pateut Office has,
In clear explicit word?, repealed laws creating
the Sub-Treasury, the Interior Department,
and the law authorizing certain persons to act
for the chief executive officers. He contends
that no person can be convicted lor crimes,
and that all sureties upon ricuds required by
toem are released, and that such repealed
lazare not revived by* subsequent appropria?
NOMINATION OF JUDGE BACON FOR
No Nomination to be mntlc for County
Officers in Richland.
[SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TTIE SEWS.]
COLUMBIA. September 27.
The Convection held here to-day to nomi?
nate a candidate for Congress from the Third
Congressional District, unanimously nomina?
ted Judge John E. Bacon.
The Richland County Convention, which also
met here to-day, resolved not to make any
nominations for county officers and the Legls
GOLD AND BOND MARKET.
LONDON. September 27-Evening.
Consols 92$. Bonds 90?.
NEW YORK, September 27-Evening;.
Prime discounts 79. Gold opened firmer
and advanced to 134*13.?, steady during the
afteruoou and up to close.- Sixty-twos 12j;
sixty-fours Ll*}; sixty-fives 11J; new 10}; sixty
seven? lW; sixty-eights same; forties 6!. Ten
nessecs C2; new 60*. Virginias 65; new C3.
Louisianas 71; new 6jA;- levees 75; eights 87.
Alabamas 100: fives 70. Georgias S2; sevens
90. North Carolinas 50:new 2S*. South Caro?
linas $0; new 67.
SAVANNAH, September 27
The pilot boat Neca reports having seen the
schooner Sarah Pish full ol' water and aban?
doned. Martin's Industry light ship bearing
northwest fifteen miles.
NOMINATIONS FOR CONGRESS.
RICHMOND, VA., September 27.
The Republican Convention of the Fourth
District hos nominated Wm. H. H. Stowell,
for Congress, and the Republicans ot the Fifth
District nominated Jndge Alexander Rives, ef j
Albemnrle, for Congress..
DEMOCRACY IN GEORGIA.
MACON, GA., September 27
The Democratic Executive Committee of the
State met here to-day, ami elected Clifford A.
Anderson, of this city, chairman.
THE PACIFIC CENTRAL RAILROAD.
DENVER, September 2*
The completion of the Pacific Central Rail?
road hence to Golden City, was celebrated to?
day. The last rail was fastened with three
golden and one silver spikes. About four
thousand persons were present.
DEATH OF AN EDITOR, <fcC.
MEMPHIS, September 27.
D. N. Jourdan, editor of a German paper,
fell from a window and was killed.
M. S. Dover, at Lafayette, Tennessee, in
attempting to kill his wife, was fatally shot by
her brother, aged sixteen.
OUR COLUMBIA LETTER.
Lively Doing? in Edgefleld-The Re?
form Cause on the Bank? of the Savan?
nen-combination Bar^rrur at Nine?
ty-six-SoctAl Topics, &c.
[FROM Ont OWN CORRESPONDENT.]
COLOMBIA. September 26,
The news from Edgefleld Is full of stirring
events, but the excitements are not political.
Near Meeting street, ten miles above Edge
field, on Saturday night, n party of young
men were out opossum-hunting. In cuttin
down a tree pneot'the party was killed, and
another mortally wounded, piobably dead be
fore this time. The names of these unfortu?
nate men are Dean and Tlmmerman.
Tlie rumors circulated a few days ago about
the difficulty of Cheatham and Glover with
some negroes, and the mortal wounds inflicted
upon the negro or negroes, are utterly without
foundation. So my informant assures me, and
he comes direct from the county.
A difficulty occurred at Batesville. in" the
same county also, yesterday, between a Mr
Whittle and Green Body, in which the latte r
cut the former with a knife. The former drew
a pistol and fired at Body, who had retired
inte n crowd, and iustead of the mau he aimed
at, blt n small boy, son of a Mr. Miller. The
father of the boy shot Whittle In return, in?
flicting a probably fatal wound with two pistol
Again the peace of the same Sabbath was
broken In Edge?eld. This time at Antioch
Church, about ten miles west of the courthouse,
near Red Hill. The parties to this fracas were,
on the one hand, Lee Holstein. Artemus Hols?
tein, Mat Holstein and two relatives named
Collins, against RobertRrunson on the other
hand. The difficulty arose from a quarrel
about a trade. The fracas appears to have
commenced by the Holsteins firing upon
Brunson, from which the others joined in.
Pistols were used freely. The results are that
Lee Holstein was wounded. Artemus Holstein
knocked down, and one of the Collinses knock?
ed down with Brunsou's pistol after Brunson
was shot. Brunson fell with two wounds, sup?
posed to be mortal, but delivered three shots
after he was shot down.
A rousing Reform meeting was held to-day
at Haucook Spring, ten miles above Augusta,
on the Edgeurld bauk of the Sivunnali River
The speakers were Mr. Lewis Jones, the
chairman of the Edgefleld County club, who
was followed by Major John E. Bacon, and he
by ex-Goveruor Bonham, and he by Major
William T. Gary. Alter these speeches a
handsome dinner wits enjoyed by all. When
dinner was flufshed, Mr. Andrew Hammond
delivered a speech, and during this my In?
formant- left. Numbers of colored voters ex?
pressed their determination to vote for Re?
A grand combination Reform mass meeting,
with barbecue thrown in, is to be held ut
Ninety-Six,, on Wednesday, the fifth of Oc?
tober, consisting of trie united Reform forces
of Edgetleld. Abbeville. Newberry and Laurens
Counties. The speakers announced are Gene?
rals Butler, Hampton, Kershaw ami Kennedy.
lu iii? world of guyety, we have iutormation
that tne South Carolina Club, of which Muior
Wm. T. Gary is president, is to give a recherch?
and grund ball, with Une supper Included, in Co?
lumbia, on the 11th or November-at the lime
of the Slate Agricultural and Mechanical Fair.
The cowhiding affair, nienitoned in my last,
appears to hare been less a success thoa the
bare account would lead us to suppose. Cap?
tain Williams tried to lash Nowell, but got in
but one cut, when Nowell made for him, and
soon cleared the field. Friends Interfered,
and so the affair ended. The undertaking is
regarded by Nowell and his friends as quite a
THE PLOT THICKENS.
BAZAINE BEEUSE8 TO RECOGNIZE
A BREACH IN THE WALLS OF STRAS?
A SUCCESSFUL SORTIE PROM PARIS.
THE FBENCH CAPTURE THREE REDOUBTS.
MORE CONTRADICTORY, STATE?
BISMARCK^ REPUDIATION OF THE MONT
THE POPE AND EUS CARDTNAL3 APPEAR
AGAIN IN PUBLIC.
THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT L00K?NG
FOI: A PLACE TO LA T ITS HEAD.
A Big Mistake. JJ
The French still believed on Sunday that It
was Fort Mont Valerien that the Prussians
demanded as a condition of peace. The Prus?
sians, however, 6ay that it was the City of
Vervlen (Verdun ') This accounts lor the ex?
citement throughout France.
It is now said that Bazaine has made no of?
fer of surrender.
A Break at Strasbourg.
BERLIN, September 27.
A break broad enough to warrant an assault
has been mode at Strasbourg. The official Ga?
zette says that whatever may be the German
plans the restoration of the Bonaparte dynasty
is not among them.
Going to Stay. ? .
FERRIERES, September 27.
King William apparently Intends keeping
his headquarters here. He has maxie every
preparation lor a long stay, by erecting tele?
Successful Sortie from Paris.
TOURS, September 27.
The Prelect ol the Department Du Nord,
writes on the 26th: The following has been re?
ceived from Paris dated the 23d, by carrier
The dlvison of General Maudhoy yesterday
attacked the heights of Ville Juif. The battle
began at 3 A. M. After sustaining a sharp Prus?
sian fire for some time, our troops carried the
redoubts of Moulin Sagne, Ville Juli and
Hautes Bruy?res. We occupy them now.
The Garde Mobile behaved well. The ene?
my's loss was great. Un the same day the
French made a reconnolssance and drove the
enemy from the village of Drouley. On the
same day a force irom St. Denis attacked
Pierre Fltte, which the Prussians had occupied
in considerable force, and the French troops
returned to Sr. Denis unmolested.
Bazaine Repudiates the Republic.
LONDON, September 27.
Bazaine, repudiating the Republic, demands,
the orders of the Emperor or ol the Empress
Au Unfortunate Britisher.
BERLIN, September 27.
Captain Johnson, a bearer of dispatches for
the British Government, was roughly haudled
by the Prussians near Paris. He was subse?
quently roughly handled by the French, who
were under the impression that, being an Eng?
lishman, he must be a spy. The English are
unpopular with both armies.
French War Reports,
LONDON, September 27.
AU strangers are arrested al Orleans and
Tours. General Trochu announces stem pen?
alties tor cowardice, pillage, desertion or other
The port of Kiel has been re-opened.
Bismarck's repudiation of the Fort Mont
Valereln demand has been promptly met by a
reaffirmation of the demand signed by three
ministers of the French Provisional Govern?
The branch of the Bank or France, at Havre,
has stopped payment.
BRUSSELS, September 27.
The Independence Beige of this city notices
the irreconcilable i differences and contradic?
tions in the war news, and In the views of
the peace overtures.
BERLIN, September 27.
The announcement ls repeated that the Em?
peror revoked the decree creating the regen?
cy, and lt ls asserted that he has sent au en?
voy to Metz to consult Bazaine on peace. This
news ls suppressed In Berlin as far as possi?
The press, in repelling the charge that
Strasbourg was bombarded while crowded
with women r.nd children, says that Ulric
has persisted in refusing to permit the non?
combatants to leave.
The foreign olficeMias advised thc North
German diplomats abroad that no government
exists at Paris-the government de facto exists
at Tours, hence' Paris is left to bear m Hilary
ROME, September 27.
Ihe city is quiet and confidence is returniug.
The Pope and Cardinals reappear in public.
LONDON, September 27.
The arrest ot' Jacoby, a noted Liberal, gives
profound offence throughout North Germany.
Dispatches from Mar.-eilles state tiiat the
city is borrowing money, and arming with
The Prussians around Paris are sahl to main?
tain strict discipline-the departments of the
Seine et Oise and Seine et Marne, except
Paris, being under their control.
TOURS, September 27.
Favre's official report concludes, from the
manner in which his efforts for peace wero ;
met by the Germans, that they are determin
Od on conquest. The Interview was not alto?
gether useless, as lt has proved that Prussia,
contrary to her declarations is fighting against
the French nation, which must arise en masse
either to disarm the provisional government
or resist the enemy to the last.
The removal of the^Government delegation
to a point further South ls imminent.
At a meeting of the Council to-day they re?
solved upon most energetic d?fensive mea?
sures. A requisition will be made immediately
for firearms in the hands of the people. The
inhabitants everywhere are to lodge and feed
the French troops. All men under twenty-five
are calkd Into actual service. There is great
scarcity of arms. . .
Favre made an official report on the result
of his mission, explaining the terms offered
and why they were rejected.
The ministers have an official dispatch from
Orleans to-day, that unable to resist an over?
whelming force commanded by Prince Albert,
Orleans has been evacuated in good order.
MARSEILLES, September 27.
Five hundred Garibaldians have arrived,
and were enthusiastically received. They
marched towards Tours.
The Mayor announces a war loan of ten mil?
Gaftindo, a Greek merchant, gives the etty
Thirty-two thousand soldiers were in review
yesterday, whereof eighteen thoueand were
THE CREAM OF THE WAR REWS.
Artillery Won the Battle of Sedan.
Dr. Russell writes to the London Times, un?
der date of Donchery, September 3 :
And let otu* soldiers and statesmen at home
make note of this. The issue of that battle
(Sedan) was decided solely and entirely by
artillery fire. I do not. here mean to say that
if the Prussian armies and the troops ol' the
allies bad been brought to deal with the
French armv of Marshal McMahon they could
not and would not have beaten lt with musket
and bayonets so effectually. No one can pre?
tend that the French army could escape noni
I the colls o? the net which Voa Mol Ike, Won
Blumenthal, and the members ol the Mili?
tary Cabinet of the King of Prussia
wove around the unfortunate Marshal,
or show how the subtle perfection of
the strategy which enabled the presid?
ing genius at the head ol the list to put his'
finger,-days before, on the very spot on the
map where McMahon was to be brought to
bay. could be evaded and frustrated. But what
I assert, after a long examination of the bal -
tie-Held yesterday, and an actual observation <
of the progress of the action itself, ls that but
for the decided superiority and terrible effect
of the Prussian artillery fire, the position ot
Sedan could not have been taken without an
appalling loss of life, whereas lt was won at a
comparatively small expense indeed. IL was
to the comparative impotence of the French
artillery that result was due. Now, I know
the abie director of our artillery at home is
benton making a radical change in our sys?
tem of ordnance. I do not know nowt lar
Colonel Adre has yet carried his Ideas Into
effect, but all artillery officers are aware
that the breech-loading system hos been
condemned in England, ami that a stren?
uous effort, successful at last, has been
made to adopt the muzzle-loading steer
gun and the shrapnel shell. If Colonel A.
had seen the battle-Held of Sedan, I think
he would hare been shaken in his strong cou
riclion, if anything could shake it. I speak
of him with the greatest respect, but I entreat
him to stop and inquire before he carries a
vital change-to inquire. Into the circumstan?
ces of tbls battle and to seo If he is not of the
opinion ot tho lallon Emperor, that lt was to
the superiority of artillery, not in numbers,
but in weight, range and precision, the vic?
tory wa* due.'' I do not know what tho rela?
tive merits of the Armstrong and of the Prus?
sians breech-loaders may he, or what may he
the demerits of our lime and percussion fuse;
but lt ls quite clear that any attempt to adopt
the French muzzle-loading system, or any?
thing like lt. ougnt to be resisted strenuously
until a careful inquiry has established Its supe?
As far back as November 1366, says the Poll
Mall Gazette, of September 7, and before Gen?
eral Trochu had published his celebrated book
on the Frencli army, we printed a sketch of
*hlin by a highly qualified contributor, which
I we cannot do better than now reproduce :
(ieneral Trochu's want of sympathy with, or
rather his general distaste to the present order
of Illings in France ls so notorious that "his
nomination as a member of the French Com?
mission on the reorganizai ion of the army, ls
at once an act ot homage to his rare capacity
and a proof that the Emperor can, when he
chooses, subordinate personal feelings to high
considerations. Il was Marshal Bngeaud who
recommended the authorities to place this offi?
cer, when still very young, in a post of com?
mand, aud to give him toe rank that brings
willi it responsibility. In one of his- letters ot
recommendation io a high personage, his pa?
tron wrote ; "Je vous envoie i ?toile d'un
mar?chal." But the Independence of Tro?
chu's character and .the bluntness of
his speech have stood In the way of
his advancement to the highest honors of lils
profession. Whet the Emperor one day was
extolling the constitution and organlzaiiou ot
the Minist?re de la Guerra (and possibly con?
trasting ll willi the British War Office) he ex?
claimed: "C'est (lomage donc qu'on ne sait
I ais s'en servir." On lils return lrom the
Crimea he expressed much admiration for the
regimental discipline ot the English armv in
the field, comparing it with the destructive
and niaraudiug habits ot the French troops,
aud, when asked how ? lie would propose to
correct this license so Datura! to soldiers, lie
answered, "En les faisant vertueux." He had
soon the opportunity ol showing how far this
assertion was neither paradoxical nor pedan?
tic; for in ihe Italian war his dlsvlslon com?
bined all the military qualities with a regard
for the persons and properties ol non-combat?
ants hitherto unexampled. He began by de
gradiug a uon-co ai missioned oflicer to' the
ranks' for insulting a peasant woman, aud
through Hie whole line ol' march tile site
ol' his encampment was always distinguisha?
ble by the uninjured dwellings and the mul?
berry trees still clothed with green vines
amid the field of desolation. This
power of restraining military disorder is
especially valuable in the present temper ol'
Ihe French army. Two causes are operatiug
to the damage of the traditionally amiable and
friendly character of the French soldier. The
first is the prominent position given to the
zouaves, and the infection of their rowdy and
violent spirit. The oilier, and far more seri?
ous, is the recruit meut of Hie old soldiers un?
der the new law ol' conscrioliou. These are
generally men who have lulled to establish
themselves in civil lite, and who re-enter th-j
army with the worst habits and principles. Il
may have been the hope of the originators of
this system that the veterans who returned to
the service would Infuse into the younger por?
tion ot lt certain imperial associations ot which
it was deficient; hut the effect is acknowledged
on all hands to have been most detrimental to
discipline. Indeed, the quiet, gay, gentle and
simple pioH-pitnt (Infantry suldier) of the
French Hue is now the exception luther than
the rule; aud ibis may hare something to do
willi thc presumed necessity for allering the'
constitution ol an army which a few months
since was regarded willi so innen selt'-salislac
lion al home, and willi so much respect, und
even terror, by the rest of Europe.
Ut mi xl War .Votes.
A non-commissioned Prussian officer who
was detailed to stay at Hie depot of his regi?
ment made titree applications to be detailed
lor active duty, all of which being unsuccess?
ful, he shot himself in a flt. of despair.
Three-fourths of the pictures hitherto exhib?
ited in the Museum Ol' the Louvre, at Paris,
have been carefully packed np and sent off
noni Paris to an unknown destination. There
now no longer remains any bul pictures ol'the
General von Dering, who fell in one of the
battles before Me z, leaves in his will, dated the
luiliot July of ihe present year, a sum ol' 2000
thalers (about $15,000) to be distributed among
the poor of Paris on the day when the Empe?
ror Napoleon should be dethroned; and 2500
thalers to the poor of Berlin, which they shall
receive on the day the Prussians re-enter Ber?
lin as victors.
The Brandenburg regiment, No. 35, has a
vivandi?re seventy-two years old, called the i
Widow Hackert, who was In the war ol' 1313.
Another elderly woman, named Schr?der, who
participated in the campaign of 18G6 as vivan?
di?re, and who was decorated lor helping to
carry the wounded oat of the thickest of the
fight to the Blood Hospital, has volunteered as
hospital cook in thc field.
One of the captured French eagles carried
into Berlin is decorated with the cross of the
Legion ot Honor. This decoration Is only
given to the eagles of those French troops Who
have particularly distinguished themselves In
war, by conquering standards, &c. In the
whole French army, only seven eagles belong?
ing to the Infantry, and one standard of the.
cavalry, are thus decorated.
The war enthusiasm among the German
operatic singers ls Intense. Lucca, whose hus?
band has been reported wounded and dead,
passes her spare time ia picking lint: Nle
raann, the celebrated tenor, has Joined the
Knights of St. John; while Beok, at the head
ol a party of his musical confreres, boarded
the'refreshment trains going to the front, and
went In person to dispense good cheer among
A society, whose members call themselves
"Samaritans," hos been organized in Berlin,
whose specialty ls to supply refreshments and.
aid to the wounded on the battle-Held. "Sach
member carries a valise weighing some twen?
ty or thirty pounds, In which is stowed bot?
tles of water, wine, cologne, cooling mixtures,
lemons, sugar. Ac. They are authorized to
receive for safe-keeping, valuables, such as
rings, money and watches.
Tbe War Minister of Prussia pu Wishes special
lists of the Germans wounded during tbe pres?
ent war, which lists, of course, are recopied by.
most papers. Still, the curiosity of the peo
pie is n aurally so great that most of them do
DOC wail for these' reissues. . It is stated that
there are at present over 50.000 subscribers to
the onirinal list, and the number is daily in?
creasing. Beside the lists thus sold, large
numbers ore sent away free by the nu'honties.
The war feeling is so high in Berlin that re?
cently a landlord come near being mobbed for
demanding his rent, as UBual, in advance, of a
man wno had jnst been detailed for duty in
the reserve. Ile displayed upon the outside of
his house a placard bearing the inscriptions !
"The man may stay I" and "No advance shall
bo demanded of my tenants." Even after this
I he militnry were hardly able to protect the
building from the excited crowd.
When the first company of French prisoners
was hourly expected in B.-rito, the Chief of.
Police: Herr Von Warmb. osused tbe following
anneal to bo placarded throughout the city :
"(.'ur lir.it prisoners of war will arrive this
evening; ?nd to Bave thea the mortification of
a public entry, they will be brought to their
final destination in a roundabout way, through
the outskirts of the city. While we hopo that
it will not bs in the power of the people of
Paris to behold a similar spectacle, all true
citizens of berlin will take a pride in showing
by a polite and dignified bearine on this oc?
casion thai they know how to treat prisoners of
DEATH OF EX-GOrERROR RACKER.
WASHINGTON*, September 27.
All tlie Cabinet are here except Cox. Acker?
man is confined to his bed.
The President, after Farragut's funeral, will
Ex-Governor F. W. Packer, of Pennsylvania,
is dead. He was aged sixty-four.
TBE WOHAX'S HOTEL.
Condition of Mr. Stewart'? Great Enter.
prUo-Its Progress and Objects.
The great Woman's Hotel o? Mr. Stewart, in
New York, on Fourth avenue, between Thirty
second and Thirty-third streets, has reached
the third of its seven Btorles, and is last be
?omiug nn object .of interest to the crowds
daily passing its rising walls.
The whole building ls to be of iron, filled In
with brick, and will be thoroughly fire-proof. It
will cover and area ol 41,009 square feet, the
front on Fourth avenue measuring 192* feet,
und the two Ironts on Thirty-second ana Thir?
ty-third streets. 205 feet respectively.
" The architectural design of the structure ls
modern French Gothic, with a mansard roof.
In the upper part of which will be an addition?
al story to those enumerated. The color Is to
be white, nod the height of the building, at the
highest parts of the roof, one hundred and
nine feet. The main part of the structure, to
the entablature. Is to be ninety feet, and to
this the roof will add twelve feet at the sides,
ami elghteeu feet at the several centres, on the
The principal eutrance on Fourth avenue is
48 feet wide, and the portico froat two stories
in height, ls already built, together with the
outlines ol' twenty-four stores, each 52 feet
deep by 17 wide, which are comprehended in
tlte drat story. A wide staircase will lead trom
tlie vestibule to the upper stories. This vesti?
bule will have tall ana massive pillars, and be?
yond it will be a hall thirty feet wide, pave
with marble, and containing double flights of
stairs. Elevators will bc constructed on each
side of these. The interior courtyard, which
tlie building surrounds, measures D4 feet by
HU, and will afford light to the iuner rooms,
which do uot face towards the street. The
house has advanced sutncienlly fur to
display this design. In the centre of the
square will be a fountain. The basement ls four
teeu feet below the level ot the street, and,
among other conveniences located there, will
be an engine for healing the building, moving
the elevators, aiding in the lauudry work, and
driving lue cooling Ians that are to play in va?
rious parts of the house. The bath-rooms will
also be situated there. The kitchen and laun?
dry arrangements will be conducted on the
most improved hotel plans. Venllllatlng shafts
will run from the basement to the roof. The
height ol the first story ls 19.} feet, the second
11 feet 2 luches. Hie third, yet Unfinished, ls to
be IS feet 7 Inches, the fourth 124 ft?eti tn*? flfth
12 feel, the six ll feet 5 Inches, aud the sev?
enth 7 feet ll inches.
Tue laundry and kitchen are to ba ou the
first door, at the back of tue building, where
?.ore* caunot be constructed, and above fbese
will bo the diuing room, 92 feet by 30, a hall for
lectures and concerts, the reading room and
library. The sleeping rooms will bo'bo th single
and double, the former being 16 by 18 feet, and
the Jattes 8 by Sleet.
TH S COST OF BO ABD.
Tire rent to each tenant will be hereafter
fired, but it will not probably exceed one dollar
a we2k. Food will be furnished on the restau?
rant plan, and viii be charged at original coat,
with a small addition'for the expense of prepa?
ration, service, rent, &_\ Inasmuch as the es?
tablishment is calculated to hold fifteen uun
dred persons, the proportion of exuensc on
each ilisli will ho far less than if a small number
were pailicipaDta. Coffee or tea will not exceed
two cent's a cup; meat. ?ra couta a plate; vege?
tables, one io two cen^s a dish; and other ar?
ticles in proportion. Experience at the Wo?
man's Hotel at iii 6!iz ibeth street, conducted on
tue same niau, but where the numbers do not
exceed two huudr;d nnd fifty inmates, demon?
strates that meat can be remuneratively furnish
e l at eish'. cent*; coffee and tea at three'cents ;
vegetables at two couts; und pudding at toreo
cents. A resident eau ?iv? weil theie, including
washing, to. 53 50 a week, and in Air. Stewart's
e?t.iblishin?nt the cost to each inmite will
probably not exceed $2 to $3 accordiug to the
quality "and quanti.y ot food indulged in.
The cost of this buildiug wu! reach S3 000 OOO,
and the interest upon the . may will bc chiefly
compensated by the reut of the twenty-four
stores. Tea per cont, in ? .rast on the above
?!imwonl lb2 *303 OJO. i-?a, drviddd by 24,
would give au average rent of $12 500 iipon
each store. The eoiupletiou of tlie structure
is anticipated with ereat eagerness by mauy
women in this cay, but another year may p:\s-i
before it becomes ready tor occupation. '
THE BOLES OF THE H0D3E.
As is well uuderstojd, this enterprise of Mr.
Stewart ia iiitpmk-d for tho beueut' of single
women, whose means wid not conveniently
allow a payment of the high charges tor board
now exacted in this city. L'a-: furniture and
general Utting up will be those ot a first-class
hotel. No restraint of any description will be
laid up >n the inmates beyond an interdiction,
usual ia ail hotels, from entering tbH domestic
department?. Visitors of botb sexes will be
allowed, aud ingress an egress at all hoars will
be permitted, as elsewhere. Any applicants
with satisfactory references will be received,
but tbe room rent mil be required strictly in
advance. Food will bi paia for when con?
A TRIUMPHANT RALLY POR BE?
DISCOMFITURE OF THE RING.
Speech?? of Ii. F. Yo uni ans. M. P.
O'Connor, General Butler, Judge
Carpenter,, and others.
The announcement that a grand meeting o?
the Union Reform party would be held In
Beaufort, on Monday, September 26, caused
some stir in Charleston, and lt was determined
that the local committee should receive some
striking evidence of the sympathy and zeal of
the City by the Sea,/ Since the close of the
war there had been no large political gather?
ing in Beaufort, excepting In the Interest of
the Radical party. This made it all the more
necessary to encourage the handfull of Re?
formers in their heroic struggle against cor?
ruption and wrong. Captain George Tupper,
to whom the credit of the project Is chiefly
due, weat actively to work, and by Saturday
last lt was generally known that a committee
representing the different professions and
trades in Charleston would go down to
Beaufort on a special steamer on Sunday
aRecnoon. Muller's famous Eutaw Band
was engaged for the trip. Rockets were made
ready. A brass gun was borrowed, and a large
supply of blank cartridges was obtained. The
flags of our country were mustered in force.
And the whole -was put aboard of the fine
steamer Starlight, commanded by that courte?
ous and skilled mariner, Captain Coste.
? At 5 o'clock on Sunday afternoon. Judge
Carpenter, General Butler, the Hon. L. F.
Youmnns, the Hon. IL P. O'Connor and a
committee of thirty citizens of Charleston,
walked the plank and made themselves at
home. The hundreds of friends at the wharf
cheered as the Starlight drew out, and the
party took their leave In fine spirits, and un?
der the happiest auspices. Before the steam?
er had passed through Wappoo Cut, and
among the phosphate fleet, things had settled
down a little; but a number of the gayest of
the gay. keeping no note of time, relused to
sfeep themselves, or to allow any one else to
sleep until an hour before daylight. This was
The Starlight, with what may fairly be called
the "Mystic Krewe," arrived at Beaufort
bright and early In the morning-sometime
before the sun rose. The reveille was beat
at a most unreasonable hour, but by six o'clock
the boat lay alongside the wharf, and the bold
Reformers were ready for work. Colonel Wil?
liam Elliott, Dr. Stuart and other gentlemen,
representing the citizens of Beaufort, came
aboard and gave Judge Carpenter, Gen. But?
ler and their companions a hearty welcome.
The morning was pleasantly warm, and as the
sun rose the brood expanse of Beaufort bay and
Port Royal Harbor were a glorious sight to
see. Far away In the horizon ls the ridge pf
land along which runs the famous Port Royal
Railroad, upon which-according to the report |
of the oldest aranable inhabitant-five hun?
dred hands are busily at work. It ls said that I
the failure Of the Chapmans affected no one
but themselves and their hapless laborers, and
that the promised railroad Is to be pushed on
to the water without loss of time. The termi?
nus at Battery Point ls singularly like the ter?
minus of the Atlantic Railroad at Morehead
City. Better luck to the Pore Royal project !
The news that a Reform meeting was to be
held on Monday morning had been circulated
through the Islands as well as on the main.
Sall boats aud rowing boats dotted the harbor,
all moving steadily towards Beaufort, whose
streets were enlivened- by the throng ol col?
ored people, who had been drawn to the spot
more by curiosity than by any Intimate ac?
quaintance with the principles and practice of
the great party of Reform. Of the town Itself,
the less said the better. In one thing ouly I3
lt the Beaufort ol happier days. Desolated
homes and ruined fortun?s have not dimmed
the polished courtesy of Its chivalrous sons,
nor abated one Jot of the traditional grace and
gentle demeanor of thc wives, sisters and
daughters of the l,old home of secession."
The arrangements for the meeting were
made by a committee of Citizens, of which Col?
onel Elliott was chairman. An application
was made by the Scott party to allow their
leaders to speak, and the Reform Committee
consented to give Messrs. Smalls and Whipper
one hour each, they to follow the first two
speakers on the Reform side. These Rudlcal
worthies, however, declined to speak unless
they could reply to both Judge Carpenter and
General Butler, and, not obtaining this, they
would not speak ut all, "except In their own I
way, and at their own time."
The stand foi' the speakers was erected In
Iront of the residence ol Mr. Fran?, and was
handsomely decorated with flags and wreaths,
and banners bearing the names of the Reform
candidates. At ll o'clock a crowd of about two
thousand persons had gathered around the
stund, and the Reform candidates, preceded
by the hand, and accompanied by the Beaufort
and Charleston committees, marched up and
took their places.
Colonel William Elliott was unanimously
elected chalrmau, and that gentleman deliver- j
ed a brier address. He said that the large j
number of persons present gave him assurance
that the days of prejudice and passion- were
passing away, and that the days of good will
and friendship were about to be restored. The
people would rise in their initrht and hurl
down the men who had disgraced them and
the state. For two years Beaufort had heard
none but Republican speakers. Those Republi?
cans had come ns strangers, ihey liad control?
led the government, and it was rotten in stem,
root ami branch. Governor Scott himself, if
not wicked, is weak. Il he has not stolen, he
lias at least irrotvn rich hy speculating upon
the necessities ot the people. Justice has
become a %mockery. The Legislature is
utterly corrupt; votes are bought ami
sold unblushingly In open day. Men
who ?io to Coittmbla poor-come back
rich. A dav or two airo, a man told ulm (Col?
onel Elliot!) that -Niles G. Parker was the old
captain of his company, and the'greatest thiel
he ever saw." And this man Parker is the
sole custodian of the monies ot the State.
This state of things irave rise, of necessity, to
the Union Reform parly. That party appeals
for support io tho Reruilj?ean voters RS well as
the Democratic voters. Judge Carpeuter ls a
distinguished Republican. General Butler is a
"allant soldier, who has hitherto acted with the
Democratic party. The platform ol the Union
Relorm partv shows what are its principles,
and il it fail "of success the fault will lie with
those colored men who decline to take this
opportunity of securing an honest govern?
ment for themselves, and their" children. In
conclusion, he exhorted the people to listen
attentively to the speakers, so that the tradi?
tional good name of Beaufort might not be dis?
graced. Colonel Elliott then Introduced the
Hon. Leroy F. Yonnmne, of Edgefleld-a
native of Beaufort County.
REMARK8 OP MR. YOCMA.VS.
Mr. Youmans said that the happiness of
Beaufort County must alwaye be his happ:
ness, and her sorrow must b? his sorrow. This
wasa struggle of liberty against tyranny, hon?
esty against dishonesty, to maintain the'fair
fame of the State against those who wrong
ind oppress her. [Cheers. 1 He would con?
vict the Scott government or fraud, rascality
and vlllany. The fundamental principle ot
American Institutions ls that the people are su?
preme. The governors and legislators ar?
the servants or the people. The-people pay
them, and If they do what is wrong, the peo?
ple Kick them out Consider now the way In
which the .servants of the. people of South
Carolina lad done their duty to those who
elected them and are their masters. The con?
stitution of 1868 made some wise (mangeSiirthe
organic law, and, among other thlngs/provlded
for the election of Justices ol the peace, who
should have Jurisdiction in those petty cases of
debt, assault and battery, ?c., which are so
numeroaa. These j list ices were to JJ ve in the
districts from .which they were cleated, ??that
the people might know and see them-jost as -
the people could not see R. E. Scott, who
would not show Idmself In defence of bu ad?
ministration. The Scott government disre?
garded the constitution. They created magis?
trates who were to bc appointed by the Gov?
ernor, Instead of elected by the people. When
this was declared unconstitutional by one of
llielr own Judges, (Green,) the trial Justice law
ls passed, and the trial justices are appointed
by the Governor alone. In this way
we.-e the people twice robbed of their
rights. Governor Scott had never at?
tempted to answer the charges male against -
h>:J. That man Scott, endeavoring to engen
der bad blood between the whites and blacks,,
was the worst enemy ot- both races. Hr. You
mans then cited a number of cases, coming
wlihln his personal experience, In which Gov?
ernor Scott had pardoned men who were Justlv
convicted of gross crimes, mainly cgalnse the
colored people. Mr. Youmans then, ventila?
ted the Land Commission, showing that the
Scott Ring had not dared to Investigate the
malpractices of Its agents. Leslie told them
they must not "crowd the monkey," and they
did not. Leslie said that he knew enough ; to
put the members of the Ring In the peniten?
tiary, and they did dot dare to crowd him. All
the money that woe lost and stolen came oat
of the pockets of the laboring people.
The king ruled all. the parson preached
all, the physician killed aU,' the lawyer
pleaded all, the clown pleased all, .the
merchant ?old all-but (he laboring -maa
paid all. [Great laughter and tremen?
dous cheering. It is even said that one elder-.
ly colored man went Into- hysterics,
and was carried off on a fence rall, j Her Mr.
Youmans, had no fault to find with the Repub?
lican party. What he condemned was the
dishonesty and mendacity of the men who bad
Qontrlved io become its leaden-mea like
Whitten:ore and Scott As .the Republicans -
were In the majority, the Union Reform candi?
date for Governor was a staunch and tried
Republican. The candidate for Lieutenant
Governor ls a gallant Southerner. And all
that the Reform party asks, ls that the people
will hear them, ponder what they say, and
decide for themselves. Let us, whites and
blacks, come together and purge out the toar
dozen scoundrels who come here only that
that they might grow rich upon the spoils of
the people. Let us unite to make South
Carolina once more happy, prosper?os and
The meeting then gave three tremendous
cheers for "the prosperity of South Carolina,""
and Colonel Elliott Introduced the Moo. M. P.
O'Connor, also a native of Beaufort, and now
a distinguished citizen of Charleston.
REMARKS OF MB. O'CONNOR.
Mr. O'Connor said that his first object In life
had ever been the elevation and improvement
of the citizens of the State, and he ?ow sob
scribed to the Fifteenth amendment and gave
it his endorsement. [At this point'the confu?
sion and noise in front of the star.d compelled- *
the speaker to suspend his remarks for some
minutes.] The diff?rence between the Reform
Ear ty and the Scott Bing, said Mr. O'Connor,
i. the difference between Integrity and rac?
callty, honesty and peculation. The Reform
party guaranteed to the colored people all that
the Republican party conceded to them.
[Three cheers were now given for Scott by a
gang of colored rowdies who stood near the
platform. Whenever Mr. O'Connor attempted
to speak there was a howl of anger and dis?
satisfaction. Mr. O'Connor, however, held his
grouud until he had concluded a forcible
and timely speech. The noise-makers were
hounded on by Smalls and one or two other
Radicals, it being their evident determination
to keep the words of truth from reaching the
Colonel Elliott now Introduced General M,
REMARKS OF GENERAL BUTLER.
General Butler had not spoken a dozen
words In arraignment of Governor Scott when
Langley (a colored Scott-Radical) broke Ia
and asked whether General Butler did not
know that Governor Scott,'like General Wash?
ington and General Grant, could not make a
speech. As soon as he had delivered this,
question, Langley bolted off to a distant door?
way. Smalls, of Planter fame, .then asked
whether General Butler had not helped a
murderer to escape. General Butler denied
the charge, and said thai he supposed that
Smalls had divided the spoils withVthe horse
thief of whom he had spoken. [Cheers.]
Langley was, at last, Induced to go upon the
stand, when General Butler asked him whether
Governor Scott had ever made a speech.
Langley admitted that he had; wheo
General Butler said : I take you at
your own words. First you said that
Governor Scott could not speak. Now you
say that he has made speeches. When, where
and what did he speak ? He went seven
hundred miles to Washington, and there made
a speech, in which he said tha : South Carolina
was a nest of assassins, and that Winchester >*
rifle law was the only law for South Carolina.
He could make a speech there to defame and ?
slander the State, but now that he is publicly
accused ot criminal conduct, we are told that
he can't speak. Let Governor Scott prove his
Innocence, and I will withdraw my opposition
and vote tor him. [The rowdy Ring again
raised a hubbub, which was qufeted.by W. J.
Whipper, who begged his satellites to behave
themselves.l General Butler then showed
that the land commission had spent $700,000,
and the people had none of IC The Legisla?
tur- had given $356,000 for schools, but where
are they f The money ls gone, and not Into
my pocket or'yodrs. [Cries of that's so!] 'When
ihe Scott party have aa office to give away
they hand it over to the Courthouse Ring.
[Cheers.] They say "the country nez?
hasn't got sense enough." The country
negroes do the voting, and the Court?
house Ring take the offices of profit and
trust. [That's so.] General Butler said he
could not, If he would, put the colored people
sack In slavery, aud he would not II he could.
It was not the Union army that set the negroes
free; it was not the Republican party that set
them free-they were set free by a higher
power, by the Almighty God. [Immense
cheering.] He did not come here to make
war upon the Republican party. What he
wanted was that when he was taxed for land
and schools he should get the land and schools.
Langley, the school commissioner, -gets $1000
a year. How long would lt take you to earn
as much ? [A voice : ten years.] Who are^
your county officers ? [A voice : Yankees.]
Are there not enough good honest mea
In this county to lill these places? [Cries
ot' yes.] Why not give them the money
and not to these scheming adventurers.
The South opposed negro suffrage until
it was engrafted upon the constitution and
made the law for all the States-for toe goose
a.5 well as the gander. Scott and his Ring try
to keep the two races apart. The South ls not
responsible for slavery. The slaves were;
brought here in Northern fillips by Northern
speculators. That ls the truth. Scott gave the
colored people lu the up-country 15,000 rifles,
hoping to bring about a collision. He failed .
and shall fail. Both races want an honest gov?
ernment, and that aloue. [A voice: Where
caa we find an honest man J] General Butler.
If you can't find an honest man, then toe Lord
help Beaufort County; ii I am elected I will
go into the villages and choose for office hon?
est men, who do not belong to the Courthouse
Ring. Now you must think for yourselves; vote
as you think best. If yon do not your bodies are
free,-but your souls are In slavery.
A colored man named Seabrook, with some
hesitation, asked General Butler whether he
had not. with a pack of hounds, hunted down
negroes on James Island.
General Buller said that he had never been
on James Island but on:e, and had never
owned a hound dog.
Seabrook insisted that he had, and General
Butler explained that the man who had hunt?
ed down the colored people was no connection
of his. Seabrook thea apologized and begged
General Bu tier's pardoo. -
This, said General Butler, shows the good of
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