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VOLUME X.-NUMBER 1465.
CHARLESTON, THURSDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER I, 1870.
S?X DOLLARS A YKAH.
LAST NIGHTS DISPATCHES.
YESTERDAY IN PARIS.
BISMARCK: FURNISHES THE AM?
BASSADORS WITH A GRIEVANCE.
A SORTIE FROM METZ REPUL9ED.
"A GLORIOUS DAT FOR THE
GARIBALDI AT MARSEILLES.
ju PARIS, October 9.
The city is orderly and' determined. It can
only be taken by starvation.
An .Erial Flight.
TOURS, October 9.
Two Americans, who made an ascension in
a balloon simultaneously with Gambetta, have
lauded cafely. bringing papers of the 7th. ,
LATER.-diaries W. May, formerly of New
}fork, and William Reynolds, of New York,
/furnishes the lollotv lng account of their bal?
loon expedition: uWe lett Paris at ll o'clock
on Friday, and when at about eight hundred
yards elevation the wind lulled and the bal?
loon remained stationary over the Prnsstan
tamp. Both musketry and cannon were fired
at us. The whiz of the balls was heard. The
Prussians attempted to burn the balloon by
fuses. The ballast was thrown out, and the
balloon moved on. The trip lasted five
An official decree defers the election for the
Constituent Assembly until France ls free
from the invaders.
. Twelve hundred Prussians were repulsed
from St. Quentin after a hard fight. The pe o
ple rose en masse. The prefect of the town
A Sortie from Metz Repulsed.
VERSAILLES, October 9.
Last night the entire garrison at Metz, in
eluding the Garde Nationale, made a sortie to
the northward, on both banks of the Moselle.
Their attack was repulsed. French loss fifteen
hundred. German loss six hundred.
A What Gambetta Says.
ROUEN, October 9.
Gambetta made a speech at Reallway, and
said : "We must be victorious and preserve
order." It ls nndirstood that Gambetta ls In?
vested with lull powers.
Garibaldi's Reception tn France.
MARSEILLES, October 9.
Garibaldi has created a great sensation here.
Enormous crowds accompanied him to the
depot. American and Spanish war vessels
have anchored here. The Garde Civique ha3
been drafted into the National Guard.
Latest from Paris.
Toms, October 9.
The diplomats still "emain at Paris. They
met at the Papal Nuncio's to examine thai?
position since the refusal of Count Bismarck
to allow them to send a courier unless their
dispatches are unsealed. The diplomats unani?
mously refused to accede to this, and their re?
fusal Is to be commupicated to Bismarck, and,
if he persists, the diplomats will be forced to
suspend communication with their govern?
ments. There is mach artillery around Paris.
On the 5th, the Prussians, under cover of a
thick fog, attempted a movement, but were
defeated by the sharp watch at the forts. The
Prussians were repulsed by the shell from the
There have been some skirmishes on the
other 6ides ol Paris, but nothing serious.
Several companies ol* Franc-tireurs have
Tty Pays says that there are many spies still
Good water is obtainable Irom wells through?
out Paris, as is proved by experiments.
Summary of the News, via London.
LONDON, October 9.
It is said that Burnside is negotiating for the
postponement of the bombardment until the
Constituent Assembly meets. The army of
the Lv.ire, eighty thousand strong, is slowly
moving on Paris. Bismarck has written let?
ters approving Ahe Jacoby arrest. Thc Prus?
sians are reported near Pithleviers. They
have also appeared,"at Malesherbes. Guerillas
are appearing in several of the northern de?
partments, and Prussia threatens the imposi?
tion of a contribution of a million of franc?
from each department.
' A Victory for thc Undent rs.
CARLSRUHE, October 9.
The following has been received from the
Duke of Baden : "We won an engagement
near Stenay on Saturday. The French force
consisted of one corps of the line and the Garde
Mobile. The battle lasted lrom 9 to 4 o'clock,
when the French fled towards Rambervilliers.
The Badeners report the French force to have
been double their own, numbering 14,000 men,
with batteries, under General Pethcvln. The
Bo's des .'ameles was carried by the Germans
with the bayonet. Three French charges were
repulsed. The German loss was twenty offi?
cers and four hundred men, killed and wound?
ed. They captured sixty French officers and
sixTiundred wounded. The Prussians bivouack?
ed on the field. It was a glorious day for 'tho
The bombardment of Newbriesach was con?
tinued on Saturday.
NEWS FROM WASHINGTON.
lhere was an extraordinary session of Ihe
Cabinet to-day. Fish submitted a draft o? a
proclamation, which was approved, and will be
issued to-day, ia effect prohibiting the use ot
our harbors by armed vessels of belligerents
as points of observation or menace towards
vessels in our waters about to leave port-in
other words, to prevent ihe virtual blockade ot
our ports by armed vessels, and also forbidding
the UBs of our ports as depots for euppiyiug
weapons and war munitions to belligerents.
Secretary Boutwell Issues a circular regard?
ing the iunded debt, which, he says, com?
prises three classes: First, two hundred mil?
lions payable at pleasure, alter ten years, at 5
per cent, interest; secoad, three hundred mil?
lions payable at pleasure, a-'cer fifteen years, at
44 per cent.; and third, a thousand millions
payable at pleasure, after thirty years, at 4
per cent. Interest. Respectable banks and
bankers will be designated to negotiate thc
loan on commission. Subscribers must pay 2
per cent, of their subscriptions in coin or
b^nds; the bonds will be couponed or register?
ed as subscribers prefer. Interest ls to be
payable by any assistant treasurer ?. r govern?
ment depository, mid the banks are to be ex
exempt from Federal". State or local taxation.
TH AT LASH P URCHASE AGAIN, g
ORANGEB?RG, S. C., October 6.
TO TilK EDITOR OF THE NEWS.
Dear Sir-The preface of S. G. Jamison to
certain certificates, published in your issue of
yesterday, ls beneath my notice.
In regard to my land transaction, allow me
That I never was an agent ot the land com?
That I did not sell the Collier tract of land to
the State, but to a company of colored men,
who are fully able to pay for it.
That I have as much right to buy and sell
land as any other man in South Carolina.
That if Collier made the statements alleged
in certificates, he is a fool or a knave, or both.
In regard to thc certificate of L. R, Beck?
with, his sole desire appears to be to let the
people know that he did make a speech, as he
calls lt, once In his life. His statement of a
conversation with me is simply absurd. I
never had any such conversation with him.
Respectfully, THAD. C. ANDREWS.
ORANOEBURG, S. C.. October 6, 1870.
I certify that, as a member of a company ol
colored men, organized to purchase land tor a
home, and acting as agent for said company,
purchased from Mr. Thad. C. Andrews the
Collier Ball Branch tract of land for twelve,
hundred dollars, considering lt cheap at that
price; that through our solicitations Mr. Leslie
agreed to pay Mr. andrews for the land, r.?id
give us three years to repay thc money back
to the Land Commission.
W. B. LOGAN, Agent.
FRANK H. GREENE, witness.
THE CREAM OF TBE WAR NEWS.
The German Losses.
The lodseBjof tue German army in killed and
wounded, thus far in thc campaign, aro esti?
mated at 150,000 men, but King William bas
still over 500,000 soldiers at bis disposal. Herr
Wickede, writing from Nancy to the Cologne
Gazette-, refers to the daily arrival of numer?
ous soldiers of the supplementary battalion,
who are to be drafited off into varions regi?
ments, and saye :
This numerous reinforcement, which in thc
case ot many regiments, already amon?is to
600 or 800 men, is very welcomo to many of tho
divisions, as compensating the frightful losses
j of the month of August, and in some measure
filling up ranks which aro but too thin. These
losses were very unequally distributed, accord?
ing as accident caused the trooos to take
more or less share in saugiiroary battles.
That ol tho regiments, tor example, ot the
Fourth (Saxon) army corps, with the excep?
tion of thc Twenty-seventh, Sixiy-seveoth and
Thirty-first, have scarcely been tia'1er tire, and
the entire Sixth (Siiesian) corps has suffered
only uomiual losses through the enemy's bul?
lets. The Fifth division, with the splendid
Brandenburg infantry legiments, and thc Sec?
ond and Twelfth Dragoons, which a'.cnfi for
five hours sustained tho attack of three hosido
army corps, were those v/ho suffered most se?
verely on the ICtli, at Mars-la-Tour. There are
here battalions which have scarcely 500 men
under arms, aud at mest six or eight officers,
tho others being all dead or wounded. Ott the
18th at Gravelotte the Infantry Guard suffered
frightfully, a quarter of tho men and half tbo
officers being lacking. Tho Artillery Guard
bas hardly hali its complement, and only four
or six officers still on duty, and the two regi?
ments o? the Dragoon Guards were eo shat?
tered that they bad to be worked into
a single regiment, whereas tho remaining
Cavalry Guards have hi rdly been under firo.
On tue 16th the 7th cuirassier regiment suffer?
ed fcarfally, so that in tbe evening it was
hardly 200 men strong. Of the 1st army corps
some regiments have had heavy lossee; tbe
second bas suffered'loss; the"16th regiment of
J?e 7th army corps very severely, eomo com?
panies now numbering hardly 100 men. Of
the 8;U army corps the 40th fusilier regiment,
in spite of every reinforcemout, hardly mus?
ters 600 men. As to the losses at Beaumont
and Sedan and elsewhere, I know nothing cer?
tain. The Saxons had considerable lo?ses,
likewise some Bavarian infantry regiments,
the Wurtcnibeigers relatively less, and the
Baden troops which are before Strasbourg
least of all. lt will be tolerably near the truth
if one estimates that all tho troops np to the
present time have beca weakened bv 60.000
killed and wounded, and 20.000 or 30,000 aick.
Prisoners may number 900 or 1000.
The French Losses.
The killed, wounded and prisoners of tho
French army, in the campaign from Saar?
br?cken to Sedan, it ia calculated, amount to
230,824 officers and men.
The killed aud wounded amount to 05,000,
distributed as follows : In the battles and re?
treat from Wisseaburg to the Moselle. 30,000
men; in the battles around Metz, 25,000; aud
In Hie battles around and at Sedan, 40,000.
The prisoners alone number 2571 officers and
132,250 men, making a total or 185,824, o?
whom 32,000 were taken in the battles around
Sedun. and 2325 officers and 84.450 men, or
S6,775, at the capitulation. The prisoners
taken at Laon, Toni and Strasbourg, lt is
calculated, will swell thc losses to 250,0U0. To
these must be added tho 70,000 men ot Ba
zaine's army, cooped up in Metz, and the
fugitive detachments,, amounting to 5000 or
GOOO men, which, escaping from Sedan into
Belgium, were disarmed and made prisoners.
It is therefore believed that of the standing
arav of 350,000 men which Napoleon bad at
his disposal when the campaign commenced,
less than 50,000 able-bodied soldiers arc now
in the service of France. The losses in mate?
rials of war arc also immense. The official
report gives the capture of 10,2S0 horses, 102
I mitrailleurs, SS7 field guns aud heavy artillery,
over 400 wagons, several pontoon trains, mili?
tary magazines, railway trains, large quanti?
ties of small arms, ammunition, clothing,
equipments, forage and provisions. The
Frencli losses in the retreat of McMahon from
Woerlli embrace two magazines, 10,000 wool?
len blankets, 40,000 bags of rice-, coffee and
sugar; large quantities of wine, rum and to?
bacco, the latter article being valued at four
hundred thousand dollars.
THE JOIST COMMITTEES OF ELECTIONS.-The
following card appears in the Columbia Phoenix
Tlie secretary of thc executive committee of
the Union Reform party exceedingly regrets
to annouuee to the public, that the efforts on
the part of the committee lo secure lair play lu
the coming election have been fruitless. We
were confident, at one time, that, our requests
being so reasonable and fair, there would be
no objection; but there is evidently strenuous
opposition to any one ol' the Reform party
being present with the boxes from the time
the polls open until the votes ure counted out.
Unless this arrangement is made in some ol
the counties, we are credibly informed, by
both Republicans aud Reformers, iiir.t we will
i not get a fair count. It .is evident, from the
i very fact that some of the commissioners re
I fuse to consent to this arrangement, that they
j intend il necessary to operate with the votes
to our loss. Near or quite one million of dol?
lars, directly or indirectly, are at stake iu this
contest; thc temptation* is too great, and no
three men of any one party should bc subject?
ed to lt.
If a customer orders fifty ponnds of sugar or
coffee of his grocer, and ibo grocer refuses to
weigh it out because you are present, it is al?
most proof positive that he intends to cheat
you if he eau: and just PC we regard this vote
Tlie Governor and Mr. Rangier aro very pro?
fuse in their expressions of a desire for us to
have fair play, but when you come lo reduce
this matter to something tangible and practi?
cable, it is explained away so you can't find ir.
Some are told it is a matter they can't control,
it rests with thc commissioners, and it would
not do to cast any reflections upon them or
their honesty, &c.,'&c. il is very well known
lo everybody that Governor Scott and Mr. Ran?
sier occupy just snell a position with their
party that any advice given bv them in good
faith would be implicitly obeyed bv the mana?
gers and commissioners. E. W. SEIBBLS,
Secretary Executive Committee U. R. P.
-General Ripley, who has been reported bv
telegraph as serving under Trochu in defend?
ing Paris, writes from London, 18th Septem?
ber, that he is not engaged in the present war,
but expects soon to return to this country as
'he agenr of a great English mining company.
FRANCE AND THE WAR
THE PEOPLE RALLYING IO THE
RESCUE OF PARIS.
FORCES RAPIDLY ORGANIZING ALL
THE PAPAL ZOUAVES AND THE GARIBAL?
DI ANS JOIN THE FRENCH ARMY.
FI 0 II TI y G IN THE VOSGES.
THE BOMBARDMENT OF PARIS TO
BEGIN THIS WEEK.
War News from London.
Sharp fighting was reported yesterday in
the Department of the Vosges. The Prussians
numbered nine thousand, the French half that
number, and deficient in artillery. Night
ended the conflict. Tho French retained the
positions the Germans attempted to carry.
General Dupre, commanding the French, was
slightly wounded. Skirmishing has com
menced belore Newbrelsach. George Saunders
writes from Paris that Paris is good for
a sixty days' siege. The Pall Mall Gazette's
correspondent says the same. Another dis?
patch says Paris is now at the mercy of the
Prussian guns on thc heights of Ville Julfl*.
There are no Prussians In the Department of
Aube. The Prussians again threaten Gisors.
Burnside writes from Paris that the people
are calm. The city has its usual appearance.
He had an interview with Favre, who was
hourly expecting a visit trora Bismarck. Pierre
Fitte, near St. Denis, has been abandoned by
the French. Two Frenchmen were caught
c;i .ting the telegraph, and shot by the Prus?
Great surprise and regret is expressed at the
Prussia a Embassy at the shipment of arms
from the Uni led States for France.
The Manchester Guardian has a special an?
nouncing that bombardment will commence
early next week, preceded by a formal sum?
mons to surrender.
Tlie Journal de Brnxells is responsible for
the story that negotiations are now pending
oetween the German Government and Napo?
leon, backed by Russia, the object being to
prevent the establishment of a French Re?
It is thought the Prussians will not oppose
the convocation of the French Constituent As?
Railroads eastward of Paris run day and
night, bringing up Prussian siege guns.
Yesterday, when the French attacked Gene?
ral Rimmers* Division, the Imperial Guard
was engaged. Tho French directed several
divisions against the First and Tenth Prussian
Corps on the right bank of the Moselle, where
the cannonading was severe. German losses
In the Tentli Corps were 500, and in the Third
Corps 130 men.
RuBkin writes that Prussia pusheB her suc?
cess too tar. She should concede an armistice
and oller terms possible to French honor.
A telegram to the Times, dated Berlin, ll
o'clock, says on the hills between Sevres, St.
Cloud and Bouglven, batteries of siege guns
have been placed. A mortar battery at St.
Cloud threatens the neighborhood of Elysian
Fields. The French occupy Ville Juif. Easterly
winds continue, aiding Parisian aronauts.
War News from French Sources.
ST. QUENTIN, October 7.
Thc enemy seems to be abandoning the
march hither and moving upon Soissons,
which place will make a heroic defence.
. TOCRS, October 7.
Enthusiasm is increasing. Volunteers are
rapidly swelling the ranks of the two armies.
The Prussians seem determined to advance
into Normandy. The people of that province
are sending grain and cattle further south,
and placing every obstacle in thc way of the
invaders. The Prussians have attacked New
briesach. The cannonade was sharp, the
besieged answering vigorously.
The arrondissements of Mayence have
chosen Count de Paris, General Trochu and
Bazaine candidates to the Constituent Assem?
bly. Ulric will receive the Grand Cross ot
the Legion of Honor. The Papal troops and
the Garibaldians number six thousand, and
form the nucleus ol new armies.
The journals here believe Napoleon the
author of '.he Wilhelmshohe mani?esto, not?
withstanding Preirie's denial. The denial was
prompted because the document waa unfavo?
A letter lrora Paris has the following: "The
Mobiles from Brittany are Christian heroes,
who have moral courage. Before combat they
kneel and pray, and receive a blessing irom
the priest. As a 6ign of the times," the wri.
ter adds, "the people do not sneer and laugh
Colonel Chavetti, of tho Pontifical Zouaves,
calls for volunteers. He says he wishes to
form a well disciplined corps named Volun
taires de Onest, and says these zouaves shall
be a type ol devotion and honor. Chavetti
sends to-day three companies to thc front.
Tho news from Lyons ls excellenL Prepa?
rations are strenuous for defence. The Franc
tireurs, from Bordeaux, passed for the front to?
day. They are fine troops, well armed. One
thousand two hundred Garibaldians have ar?
rived ia France, commanded by Frappoli, who
is to organize a larger loree.
It is reported to-day that the government
will be obliged to quit Tours after the election.
There is no place here largo enough lor the
Constituent Assembly, it !s probable that ibo
cupilal will be Bordeaux. Some journals an?
nounce Um probability that the elections will
The Prefect of thc Department of Aisne ?ele
graphs from St. Quentin, on the 7th, midnight:
'.The Pr-.issians aro within three leagues ol
here, and we expect an attack at daylight.
We shall defend the place with the Garde Na?
tionale and firemen."
Paris advices stale that thc government sub?
sidies have been withdrawn from operas und
thrcalres, which are all closed.
Gambetta ls here. Nothing will be decided
about the elections until the council meets to?
morrow. Garibaldi is expected here to-mor?
News lrom Chartres, to the 7th, states) that
thc Paris Franc-tireurs were defeated at Ablis.
One hundred and fifty Prussian horsemen cap?
tured sixty French and maDy horses. A dis?
patch has beea received from the Mayor of
Arthenay, stating that 800 Franc-tlreurs drove
back a force ol" Prussians.
The government announces cheering ad?
vices from all quarters of France. The anny
reorganization is proceeding rapidly. It is re?
ported Unit Gambetta recently left Paris in a
balloon and landed safely outside the Prus?
The troops have all left. Their destination
is secret. The Pontifical Zouaves are to come
here and will form a corps five dr six thousand
strong. Forty thousand Italian volunteers
have arrived .at Chambery. Burnside is ex?
PARIS, October 3.
The Strasbourg statue was decorated yester?
day. The Tuileries is a crowded camp. The
defeat of the sortie on the 1st, at Meudon,
created consternation. There have been a
few encounters at night between organized
ruffians and troops. Should further reverses
occur, it is feared the dangerous class will In?
augurate a terrible convulsion. Troops lined
the streets upon the announcement yesterday
of the surrender of Strasbourg and Toul
General Burnside and Paul Forbes arrived yes?
terday with a letter to Jule3 Favre from Bis?
marck. The Prussians fall to plant batteries
and erect redoubts at night. '?. Electric lights
expose them to fire from the forts. Americans
will leave Paris with Washburne.
ROUEN, October 8.
Several French speculators were arrested
lor sending supplies lo the invaders. Details
of the battle near Plthiviers Bay the Prus?
sians lost C00O cattle, which they had gather?
ed from all parts ready to drive to the army
Investing Paris. This success animated the
Franc-tireurs, who are coming up on all sides.
MARSEILLES, October 8.
Garibaldi has arrived here. ,
War News from Prussian Sources.
BERUS, October 8.
The official journal denies any correspon?
dence between King William and thc Pope
since July 30th.
Von Falkenstein revokes the prohibition of
social Democratic meetings. He exacts police
supervision of any meeting tending to em?
bolden France to decline reasonable terms of
The Prussians have organizad night patrols
to prevent lawlessness and robbery around
Paris and adjacent roads.
Bismarck's organ bitterly /denounces the
Belgians for French sympathy; The Belgian
press, government and people, lt declares, are
alike responsible. V '
With the fall of Strasbourg/and Toni, and
perfected communication witto Pont-a-Mous
son, Prussian tactics changed.,^Voiding forts,
the Prussians now march upon large towns
direct. These movements are entrusted to
fresh levies of troops relieved from siege duly,
and reserves of the several corps.
VERSAILLES^ October 7.
The French maintain a vigorous cannonade
on Prussian outposts.
A train was thrown from the track near
Vltry, and four Frenchmen livlngin the neigh?
borhood were arrested, charged with loosen?
ing the rails.
SAARBR?CKEN, October 5.
The Prussians opened heavy batteries on the
northern defences of Metz. The French re?
plied vigorously. The bombardment lasted
FREBOURQ, October 8.
Newbrlcsach refusing lo surrender, the
Prussians opened fire with eight guns. Seve?
ral fires ensued.
BELLEQARD, October 8.
The French occupy Pithivlers.
nai v. - -
LONDON, October 8.
The Italian Government repudiates the de?
sign of re-annexing Nice and Savoy. The fol?
lowing ls the result of the Pleblscltum (official)
on Italian unity: For 13,305; against 1507.
Archbishop Cullen on the War.
DUBLIN, October 9.
Archbishop Cullen Issued a pastoral letter,
sympathizing with France and protesting
against Italian outrages at Rome.
Socialist Demands in Paris.
LONDON, October 7.
Letters from Paris, October 3d, state that So?
cialist opposition is still at work and growing
bolder. Tliey uow demand the confiscation of
the properly ol all who left Paris, for the bene?
fit of the national defenders, and the seques?
tration of the property of all accomplices In
the Bonaparte usurpation. The government
has been weak enough to yield in some points
to these men. They also demand the destruc?
tion ot* tlie column ol' Vendome, and all monu?
ments pertaining to thc Bonapartes.
A Strong Letter from Louis Blanc.
LONDON, October 7.
Louis Blanc has written a letter to the En
lish people, which appears in the Official Jour?
nal of Saturday last, In which he says the siege
of Paris Isa monstrous phenomenon, which
will be the scandal of history. Civilization ls
a prisoner in Puris. The King ol Prussia ls the
Attila of the nineteenth century. He appeals
to the English people, but not for pity, lor Re?
publican France lias a right to the sympathies
of all. He then desbribes tho war, willoh, ho
says, ls Pan-Germanism gone mad. The King
of Prussia ought to have stopped the war after
tbe capitulation of Sedan, when the empire
had disappeared and thc republic was pro?
claimed. He quotes from an article lu thc
Dally News of September 7th, saying the Repub?
lican party Is In no wise responsible for tho
present war, Ac, and he dares any one to deny
that since September 4 their party has repre?
sented Hie aspirations and genius of France.
It is not true Hutt Mic French nation has this
terrible conflict upon its conscience. Thc
King ot Prussia is a desperate gambler, but the
bloody game of battle may turn against him.
He concludes: "If the English people under?
stand tlmt our cause is that or the whole
world, being that of justice, it ls for them to
ponder, to act in what concerns them-the
consequences of leaving the right of conquest
unbridled. A nation which, by Its indiffer?
ence, suuetions the saturnalia of force, risks
experiencing them, and deserves to do EO. It
is the business of the English people to look
to lt. It ls ours lo prove to thc world that our
cause ls Just, and this being understood, to dio
for the right, which never dies, or conquer
I Losses at Strasbourg.
STRASBOURG, October C, via Berlin.
General Von Werden, the Prussian com?
mander, reports that the besiegers lost from
the '21st ul'September to the capitulation of the
place, 30 killed and 105 wounded. During tho
eutire siege thc Germans lost DOC killed and
wounded, including 113 officers. Thc besieg?
ing loree is uow moving towards Paris.
RICHMOND, Ociober 8.
The Conservative Congressional Convention
for tho Third District met hero to-day, General
W. H. F. Lee, presiding. General John H.
Cox, of Chesterfield, was nominated over Colo?
nel Albert Ordway, late ut the United States
Army. Thc vote stood : Cox, 70; Ordway, Cl.
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
Rudolphe won tbe billiard game. Score :
Rudolphe, 1505; Dion, 1192.
Dr. W. H. Jones, a prominent physician of
Cleveland, was shot and killed by Dr. Gallcn
tinc, for alleged infringement upon Gallen
tine's militai rights.
Six hundred and forty-one thousand dollars
worth of treasure, mostly silver, has bet-n
shipped oveiland to New York from San Fran?
cisco since the 1st instant.
The Mormon conference is in progress in
Silt Lake City. This is the largest attendance
which bas talion place for yean.
HAMPTON'S LE TTE li.
HIS ACCOUNT OF HIS INTERVIEW
WITH OOVERNER SCOTT
IN 1 8 6 8.
THE TREACHERY OF THE GOVERNOR
PROVEN AND EXPOSED ANEW.
A NIC? STRING OF PLEDGES.
[SPECIAL TELZGRAM TO THE NEWS.]
COLUMBIA, October 9.
An enthusiastic Reform meeting was held
here on Saturday night. Colonel J. P. Thomas
presided. Judge Bacon, of Edgefleld, spoke
for about an hour, and showed up Elliott's
Budden wealth, bribery and rascality in a very
General Butler spoke for an hour and a half.
His was the grandest speech of the campaign.
He repeated his charges against Scott, and ad?
duced prools. His speech created great ex?
citement, and elicited rapturous and repeated
rounds ol applause. The crowd could not all
get in the Courthouse. In prool of the tenth
charge against Scott, General Butler read the
following letter from General Hampton :
COLUMBIA, October 8.
To General JIL C. Butler:
MT DEAR GENERAL-Your communication,
asking me to give you an account of what
transpired at Ihe Interview I bad with Gov?
ernor Scott, In 18G8, reached me on my return
home day before yesterday, and In accordance
with your request, I beg to make the following
statement : A few days after the murder ol
Randolph, I was requested by Governor
Scott, through a irlend, to call on him,
which I did on the following day. As no
one but Governor Scott and myself were
present at this Interview, I shall not re?
peat what was then said, and will reler
only to what passed at a subsequent meeting.
By request I called again on Governor Scott
at his house on the ni^ht of Tuesday, October
27th, accompanied by two friends. In the con?
versation that ensned, I told Governor Scott
that as Grant's election was now rendered
nearly certain, the vote of this State would
not effect the general result, but that our peo?
ple would sett'.e dowrjjunuch more quietly If the
vote of the State should be cast in favor of the
?Democratic candidate, tmd tba: I regarded
it of great consequence in the interest
ol peace that such should be the case.
To this Governor Seott agreed, and after further
conversation he made thc following pledges:
First. That he would use his influence to make
the State go Democratic. Second. That he
woiild endeavor to induce a sufficient number
of the colored members of the Legislature to
resign, so that the whites might secure a
strong representation In both houses. Third.
That he would appoint to o Ult e. whenever he
could do so, such men as were recommended
by the Democratic party. And fourth.
That he would issue a proclamation
commending the action ot the executive
committee, and calling on his party to exer?
cise the same spirit of conciliation and for?
bearance as the ?D?mocratie -party had been
I'urged to do in the address of their executive
committee. This proclamation was written,
(as I was subsequently lnlormed,) by one of
the gentlemen who was present at the Inter?
view; was signed by Governor Scott, and pub?
lished on the 27th of October.
As Governor Scott has broken faith with
me, I no longer regard the communication he
made as confidential. You are, therefore, at
liberty to use this letter as you may please.
I am very truly yours,
ALL ABOUT THE STATE.
Mr. Thomas Dodd, Sr., ol Walhalla, died on
Mr. James Johnson, ot Barnwell, died on
Musbery Sims, colored, has been arrested at
Unlonvllle, lor stealing $700 from Mr. Terrei
We learn that a disturbance took place on
Wednesday, at Blackville, during the circus
performance, in consequence of a Mr. Cropt
having lils pockets picked by one of the em
plovees of the circus. During the diflicilty, a
colored man, named London Sanders, was
pretty badly cut in the back ot his head.
On Sunday night last some one attempted to
break iuto the ""dwelling occupied by Mrs. Ab?
ernathy, at Unlonville, by smashing in the
whole 'sash of a window. The noise awoke
Mrs. A., who roused her son and sent him to a
neighbors for help. Thc scoundrel, on Anding
the inmates were aroused, made his escape.
On Tuesday last two colored men ol' Abbe?
ville, Alfred Butler and Mack Evans, got into
an altercation in the billiard saloon, when the
latter knocked the former with a billiard cue,
inflicting a dangerous wound on the head.
Buller Ts still In a very critical condition.
Evans was Immediately arrested, brought be?
fore Trial Justice Suives, and by him commit?
ted to jail to await the result of the wound in?
The Abbeville Press reports the following
eales on Monday last: "By the Probate Judge
-Mr. H. S. Kerr, auctioneer, Ave tracts of
land, belong to Ute estate of Dr. Joseph S.
Marshal!, deceased: Tract No. 1, containing
232 acres, purchased by S. B. Marshall, at
$1050. Tract No. 3, containing 235 acres, pur?
chased by Wm. Boozer, at $1175. Tract No. S,
containing 1(17 acres, purchased by T. W.
Nichols, at $725. Tract No. 4. containing 159
acres, purchased by J. B. Anderson, at ?725.
Tract No. 5, containing 17G acres, purchased
by John Darrougb, at $075. Private sales: Mr.
J. C. Noland's house and lot In Fort Pickens
was sold at public outcry, Mr. Andrew Small,
auctioneer, and brought $1200 cash-Robert
H. Hemphill, Esq., purchaser. This shows a
decided rise in the value ol town property, as
two or three years ago the same lot sold for
$500. The flue plantation of Mr. G. A. Visans
ka, known as the 'Belcher place,' containing
1050 acres, was offered at public outcry, Cap?
tain F. P. Robertson, auctioneer, and was bid
In at $5 75 per acre, one-halt cash."
The Barnwell Sentinel gives the following
corred ton ot the reports of murders in that
district : On the night of the 19th of Septem?
ber, between the hours ol' 8 and 9 o'clock, two
men (colored) called Moses Bonnet, colored,
out ol' his house, and after a short conversa?
tion with him, asked him to let Hiern see his
gun, telling him they wanted lo soe what kind
of a gun his was. As soon as they got posses?
sion ol'his gun, one ot them fired nt Bonnet
three or four times, three balls taking effect
on his person. After leaving Bonnet they
went to Mr. Josiah Kendle**, who was
standing In or near hts door, willi a light In
bu liana. When the iwu mon arrived at his
"ate. without saying a word, they opened fire
on Mr. Kendle. After discharging several
shots, none ol' which took effect, they directed
their course towards Edbto River. On arriv?
ing ot Mr. J. H. Red's, who lives a short dis?
tance from the river, nnd willi whom July
Owens was living, they called July Owens out
lo his gate, and asked him to give them some
tobneco. Owens started to tret the tobacco,
but just as he was about entering his house,
he was fired upon, one ball laking effect in his
side, which proved fatal In a day or two.
Moses Bonnet died from the effect of his
wounds on the 23d ultimo. Jupiter Johnson,
colored, has been lodged in Jail, as one ol the
guilty pnrty. His accomplice is still at large.
A large meeting of French sympathizers bas
been held in Boston. Louie P. Oher, the presi?
dent, made a stiring appa? to the United
Stales as a sister Republic.
There was a rousing Reform meeting at
Orangeburg on Monday. Judge Bacon, Mr.
Browning, aud others, spoke.
The Reform mass meeting on Monday was
large and enthusiastic. Speeches were made
by the Hon. W. D. Johnson and Judge T. W.
Allen. The Journal says these gentlemen have
the entire confidence of the colored people of |
An Impromptu Reform meeting was held In
Columbia on Friday. Although Judge Car- j
penter had but a few minutes to give before
proceeding by the evening train, he delivered
a pointed Bpeech. After Judge Carpenter, Col?
onel Thomas and J. T. "Walsh, Esq , of Horry,
being called upon, addressed the meeting.
Mr. Walsh spoke with earnestness and force.
There was a ''grand mass meeting," so-call?
ed, of the Georgetown Radicals, on'Saturday
week. The Times says that the whole affair j
was an ignominious failure. The Radical j
nominations are as follows: House of Repre?
sentatives- W. H. Jones, J. A. Bowley, T. D.
McDowell. County Commissioners-R. 0.
Bush, Job Mazyck, J. M. Lesesne. School
Commissioner-E. C. Rainey. Probate Judge
-R. 0. Bush.
There was a huge Reform meeting at Ninety
six on Wednesday. From twenty-five hun?
dred to three thousand persons were present.
Major William T. Gary, Dr. Jennings General
Bonham, Major Bacon and.others spoke. At
5 o'clock the meeting closed, but with such
anticipated good results that the chairman an?
nounced that the enthusiasm would be kept
alive by weekly meetings of the club and
public addresses until after the election. *
A meeting of the friends of Reform was held
In the Courthouse on Monday last. The house
was full to overflowing. Great enthusiasm
prevailed. Speeches were made by Colonel
John Cunningham, Dr. R. McDaniel, Colonel
Tandy Walker, Colonel B. S. Jones, and B. W.
Ball. The Herald says that the spirit of the
meeting wdl carry Laurens triumphantly, on
the 19th Instant, for Carpenter and Butler, her
county nominees, for honesty, economy and
General Butler and Judge Bacon addressed
the citizens of Columbia, lo the Courthouse,
oo Saturday night. The Phoenix says : "Gene?
ral Butler was received with great applause,
and proceeded to repeat his charges against
Governor Scott, and to accompany them with
distinct specifications. He repeated and re?
affirmed them all, and in connection with his
charge that Governor Scott had made certain
pledges on the eve of the last Presidential
election, with regard to the colored members
of the Legislature, ic, General Butler read a
letter irom General Hampton, which produced1
a profound sensation. General Hampton fully
confirmed the charge that had been made in
connection with his Interview with Governor
The Journal touches upon the Joint commit?
tee matter, and says : "The letters of Gene?
ral Kerahaw and Mr. BajnBler aro all right, butf
election day ls drawing near, and we would'
like to hear of arrangements being made for
carrying out the above proposition as far as
regards Barnwell County. Have Messrs. W.
J. Mixon, J. N. Hayne and C. D. Hayne, the
managers of elections for Barnwell county,
been consulted as to what they think of the
matter ? If they have not, we respectfully
urge that lt ls high time they .were. We have
no doubt that they will be perfectly willing to
enter Into the arrangement, and will, if re?
quested, instruct the sub-managers appointed
by them to afford every facility to the com?
mittees from both parties to see that every?
thing ls conducted fairly aud squarely."
Thc Reform mass meeting on Monday was
addressed by Messrs. Robert Aldrich and S. W.
The Reform mass meeting at Clarendon on
Monday was well attended, and much inter?
est manifested In the great work of Reform.
The colored men in attendance, gave earnest
heed to what was said, and, If we may judge
from the occasional nods of their heads, ap?
proved and endorsed the appropriate, sound
and sensible address or Colonel C. W. Dudley,
who Is now a candidate on thc Reform ticket
for Congress for the First Congressional Dis?
trict of South Carolina.
The Press says: "From every quarter of
our county, and from tho various reports ot
our exchanges, we get cheering and glowing
accounts of the Reform party. Its good effects
is rapidly spreading all over the State. Both
white and colored are fast putting away past
prejudice and enlisting In thc work ot Reform.
We now have scarcely any doubts at all of
an overwhelming success for Carpenter and
Tho Unionvllle Times, writing of the Ran
sier-Kershaw correspondence, says : "Noth?
ing has been done to give the. matter practical
effect. In case lt should end thus, we repeat our
suggestion that at each ballot-box meu of both
parties be selected to keep strict watch on the
boxes, and demand of the commissioners that
they count the votes openly. There is noth-1
lng in the law to prohibit the commissioners
from openly counting the votes before the j
people, and the man who refuses to do it, you
may be assured, Intends to commit a base
fraud. Any man who has a particle of self
respect and desires the will of the people to
be fairly expressed through the ballot-box,
will gladly accept tho proposition, and only
those who intend to cheat will refuse lt."
A Reform mass meeting was held at Unioa
ville on Monday. Colonel Macbeth, the Rev. A.
A. Jame3 and others made speeches. The
Times adds : "All passed off quietly, and we
have no doubt much good seed was sowu In
honest hearts that will bring forth a large ma?
jority for the Reform ticket on the 19tu.
Everything ls working well In this county.
Wc claim five huudred majority for the Re?
The following are the Radical nominations :
For Senate-Albert Clinton, colored. House
Allen Hudson, colored, J. Q. Cousart, white.
Judge of Probate-J. P. McAteer, white. School
Commissioner-W. H. D. McAteer, white.
County Commissioners-Lewis McDonald, col?
ored, Eli W. Belk, white,-, colored.
Many of the delegates denouncing this ticket
and refusing to 6upport.lt, the convention re?
assembled with the following result : Senate
Albert Clinton, colored. House-Allen Hud?
son, colored, R. W. Cousart, white. Judge of
Probate-W. H. D. McAteer, white. School
Commissioner-T. S. Riddle, white. County
Commissioners-I. C. Clinton, colored, Thos.
Massey, colored, Ell W. Belk, white.
The Ledger says: "This ticket fared the
same fete ot the first, and the delegates, or a
small portion o? mein, were reasttemoiea on
Monday night, and all efforts to heal the
breach having failed, a postponement was
effected. It seems that the white scalawags,
o? whom there are about twenty-Are tn the
county, wish to monopolize all the offices, not?
withstanding their frequent declarations that
they did not join the party for office. The
thing is made plain to the colored people now.'*
THE COT TOIT MOVEMENT.
NEW YOEE, October 9.
The cotton movement is heavier than any
previous week this season. The receipts at
all the ports were 68,949 bales against 55,872
bales last week, 38,567 bales the previous
week, and 17,980 bales turee weeks since.- Be
ceipts since (September 1st 192,266 bales against
213,926 bales last year. Exports at ali the porte
15,833 bales against 26,278 bales the ?ame week
last year; total exports for the season 45,883
bales against 47,381 bales. Stock at all the
ports 144,467'bales against 109,801 bales. Stock
in the interior 25,766 bales against 19,741 bale?
last week, and 23,245 bales this date last year.
_fflJrg QboobB* jjfc_
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'just received a few copies of DICKSON'S
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No. 3 BROAD STREET,