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VOLUME X.-NUMBER 1465.
CHARLESTON, THURSDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER I, 1870.
S?X DOLLARS A YKAH.
ZI VEIT MOVEMENTS AROUND
The Prussians Still Pertinacious
French Attempts to Break their Lines
?A General Movement and Hard
Fighting?French Reports or the Sit
Bordeaux, December 2t.
There was a general sortie from Paris yes
terday. General Vinoy took LiMalson Blanche,
beyond Gayne, six miles east rrom Paris. General
Ducrot fought a battle near Brona.
It Is officially announced that a few Prussians
entered Tours last night. They belonged to the
advanced post of the enemy which holds Man
nalers, where a combat occurred. The enemy
withdrew In the direction of Paris.
Bordeaux, December 21?Evening.
There was a severe engagement near Tours
yesterday. Six thousand French fought ten
thousand Prussians seven hours. The French re
treated. The Prussians followed, and commenced
bombarding Tours, when the Mayor surrendered
This evonipg the government announces that
the enemy evacuated Tours, retreating towards
G?terai Bremer, near Nalts, checked the Prus
sians. Bremer advises the government of his
ability to keep the enemy from advancing.
Bordeaux, December 21?Midnight.
A balloon arrived from Paris at 2 o'clock this
afternoon, with dispatches for Gambetta. Paris
is reportel in excellent .condition. Military ope
rations were resume'i yesterday and a battle
fought favorable to tht French. The artillery was
London, December 22.
The Prussians are moving to attack the army
of the North at Laou, Lafere and Chaunig.
The weather here Is cloudy. The eclipse was
seen Imperfectly In the south or England, and
wen observed In the north, particularly at Stick.
Berlin, December 22.
The Germans under Tonder Jaly surprised the
French at Sangros, In the department of Haute
Marne, and drove them from their position. The
French loss wa-tjieavy In kUled, wounded, pris
oners and material.
The News Still Stirring?Fighting at
Various Points?Sorties the Order of
the Day?Trochu's Operations.
Bordeaux, December 23.
The Mayor of Paris telegraphed on the 22d to the
Department of the Interior that the Prussians had
passed towards Blois without entering Tours.
A telegram from Lyons of the 22d announces
that Gambetta had met with an enthusiastic re
Official dispatches from Paris on the night of
the 21st st.it? that operations were renewed that
day, zm\ only ceased at night. Generals Mabro
und Blaise occupied Neuvllly, San Marne, Villa
Evnard and the Maison Blanche, on the east. The
flre*i>f the enemy was silenced at all points.
It is also sratel that after a short combat,
wherein General Favre was wounded, the troops
from St. Dennis, nnder Admiral Laronclere,
carried Bonrget, to the north of Paris, but were
unable to hold the place and retired with one
hundred Prussian prisoners.
Ducrot also fought on the south of the city, in a
violent artillery action against Mr. Ablon and
Blancmesuel. At night Ducrot occupied Groslay
General Noel made a feint on the side of Mont
Valerian against Montrelout, and the chief of
battalion four occupied the Island of Chlard.
The mobilized national juard focjht with the
troops in these engagements and displayed great
ardor. The garrison of St. Denis and the marines
lost considerably In atttacklog Bonrget. The
losses of the other troops are not heavy. Trochu
remains out?lde of the city with the army.
London, December 22.
The French claim to have cut several of Frede,
rick Charles's communications, and to have cap-,
tured two thousand prisoners as the Prussians
were leaving Tours. They also report that the
army of the Loire, having made a successful
union, is now three hundred thousand strong and
ready for the offensive.
The King of Bavaria and the Restora
tion of the German Empire.
The following letter has been addressed by
the King of Bavaria to the King of Prussia :
After the adhesion of Southern Germany to the
Gerniufc Constitutional Alliance, the Presidential
rights ve-tod in your Majesty will extend over all
the German States. In consenting to those rights
being vested In a single hand. 1 have been influ
enced by tne conviction that the interests of the
whole German fatherland and Its allied sover
eigns will be effectually promoted by this arrange
ment. I trust that t> "> rights constitutionally
possessed by the pr?s " of the confederacy
will, by the restoration o. ..i.. German empire and
the German Imperial dignity, be recognized us
rights exercised by your Majesty in the name of
the entire fatherland, and by virtue of the agree
ment effected between Its princes. I have, there
fore, proposed to the German sovereigns, conjoint
ly with myseif, to suggest to your Majesty that
the posse-sion of the presidential rights of the
confederacy be coupled with the imperial ti le.
As soon as 1 have been Informed of the resolu
tions or your Majesty and the allied princes I
shaUdirect my government to take steps to effect
a formal agreement on the subject. Ludwig.
A Curious aud Terrible Balloon Tour.
A private letter from Christiania, received in
London, gives some details concerning the French
balloon which fell in Norway.
It appears that the baRoon was sent up from
Paris on the morning of the 24th. The wind car
ried it In a northerly direction with such rapidity
that it soon passe 1 over the North Sea, without
the occupants or -he car knowing where they
were. When, however, they found themselves
dangerously close to the sea they sent off
a carrier pigeon with a message that they
thought themselves lost, at the same time 1
throwing out ballast. Ultimately the balloon
reached Norway, and when over Mandai, a small
town on the southern coast, twenty-three miles
west southwest of Chrlstiausand. a sack of letters
and newspapers were thrown out, which fell
among the astonished Inhabitants, who were
watching the balloon pass over their heads. Af
ter having been many nours in the balloon, the
eronauts, whose names are not given, descended
several mllC3 further north, ou a su ?w covered
mountain, as best they could, and without even
Knowing in what country they were, there being
no habitations near. For nineteen hours they
wandere 1 about in the snow lu licht boots,
which latter had to be cut off, so saturated had
iey become. In the meantime the balloou was
discovered by some or the natives. The rerouauts
were not to "be seen, but tho remains of meat,
bread and wine in ihe car. snowed plainly enough
that it had recently eon^atucd pa-scngers. six car
rier pigeons were a'so found In it. seemingly none
the worse for thejourney. Kventua'.ly ' he voyasers
reached one of the small cabins which are to be
seen at wide intervals among the mountain',
which give shelter to those whu look arter cattle,
and where an atred ana poor woman gave them
some rood. They then discovered, by scelnr: upon
a match box the word "Chnstnitiia," tlwt they
were in Norway, and made tiie woman under
stand as well as they could that they desired to
proceed to the town. Thev were then s1i"W:i the
way to a farmer's bouse, where they received the
attention of which they stool so much In need, a3
well as dry clothes n.n<i shoes. Th news of rhe
arrival oi the balloon passengers did uot reach
Christiania till Sunday, the 2;>h air. On r'ie even
ing or the 23th thousands of people wens to meet
them ou their entry into Christiania, utH gave
them a cordial reception. They were feasted in
Christiania that night, and on the following day
were to st.irt for Tours, via London.
.Mr. Gladstone ?mhI the Pope.
The folloTlug is the letter addressed by Mr.
Gladstone to Mr. Dease, member of Parliament
for Queens C unty, Ireland:
Downing Street, November 30, IS70.
Sir? I have the honor to acfcnowleo/e the re
ceipt of your le' ter of the istii Instant, transmit,
ting a memorial from the Inhabitants of strad
oally. Iu reply I have to state that her Majesty's
Gove rnment have not, during tue various changes
whioh have marked tue re;jn of the present P pel
interfered, nor have they now propose i to inter
fere with the civil government of the City of
RomOor the surrounding country. But her Ma
lesty's Government consider all that relates to
the adequate support of tie dignity of the Pope,
and to his personal freedom and independence
in the discharge of his spiritual Junctions,
to be legitimate matter for their notice. Indeed,
without waiting for the occurrence of an
actual necessity, they have, during the uncertain
ties of the last few months, taken upon them
selves to make provision which would have tended
to afford anv necessary protection to the person
of the sovereign ronttrf. The subjects to which I
have adverted will continue to have their careful
attention, although they have had great satisfac
tion in observing that the Italian government
has declared In the most explicit manner its de
sire and Intention to respect and defend the
Pope's freedom and independence, and to take
care that adequate provision shall be forthcoming
for the due Bupport or his dignity. I have, .la,
\V. E. Gladstone.
Bismarck and the Pope.
The correspondent of the Pail Mall Gazette, at
I am Informed that Count F.lsmark has applied,
through Baron Arnim, to the Pope for his co-op
eration in the pacification of Alsace and Lorraine,
and that his Holiness has agreed to address v.
encyclical or pontifical brief to the bishops of those
provinces, exhorting the inhabitants to submis
sion. This document wl 1 be a reproduction or the
brief addressed by Gregory XVI to the bishops
of Poland In 1832. It is said that Cotnt
Bismarck has bought tho favor with a prom
ise to secure at least a partial restoration
of the temporal power as Foon as the
Prussians occupy Paris. The Peter-penny re
ceived by the Pope since the annexation of Rome,
amounts to ne irly 80.000 francs. The Holy Father,
however, Is still Intent on turning ev. rything Into
money, and is selling off all his horses, except
tho- e required for his own carriages. A couucll
of cardinals has recommended that, if he is
obliged to leave Rome, he should arrange to take
refuge in Ireland, evidently in ignorance *hat the
boldest British Minister would suudder a: such a
The Ex-Empress of the French.
The communication of the Empress Eugenic to
her mother on the fata: Rriof September was as
pARfS. September 4,1S70.
To Madame la Comtes ie de-Montljo, Madrid :
General Wlmptlen, who had taken command
after McMahon had been wounded, has capitula
ted, and the: Emperor has been made prisoner.
Alone and without command, he lias submitted
to that which he could not avert. All day he
was under Are. Courage, my dear mother; If
France will, she can defend herself.
lour unhappy daughter, Ecgen?s.
Washington, December 23.
There was a full Cabinet meeting to-day,
wl:h the exception of secretaries Akerraan and
Robeson. There will be no fu ther meeting, ex
cept In a case of emergency, until January 3d.
The Star believes that the President will appoint
Fred Douglass a San Domingo commissioner.
Ex-Revenue Collector Dr. Andrew Lewis, of In
diana, has been arrested for an alleged embezzle
ment of government funds.
The departments will be closed on Monday, and
at noon during next week".
Several days ago Acting Attorney General Bris
tow was consulted by a Louisiana senator, and
in response to Inquiries, gave an Informal opinion,
but without thoroughly examining the question,
that the with irawal o* a presidential nomination
tothe Senate In the place of an oillcer suspended
would, to a certain extent, confirm the suspension
and release the bondsmen of the person Bought
to be removed. Yesterday, therefore, after a brief
discussion, the Se:ia*e declined to comply with
the request of the President to with
draw the name of Blanchard, nominated
for postmaster at Now Orleans, In place of
Lowell, suspended, for the purpose of ?xlng a
precedent, by the pa-sa.-je of a resolution, that
under the tenure-of-oftlce law, In case of the re
jection of the nominee, the old incumbent shall
remain without Illing a new bond until a suc
cessor shall be appointed by and with the con
sent of the Senate. It was thought that the pre
cedent coutd only be established in the manner
herein stated, without any disrespect whatever to
Schenck's commission has been signed.
WA S HI SO TO y GOSSIP. .
The Difficulty Between Grant and
The telegraph tells us that Mr. Sum nor made
a personal explanation in the Senate. Tho follow
ing article in the Washington Patriot doubtless
called it out:
Within the last ten days an attempt has been
made by mutual friends of the President and Mr.
Sumner to bring about a reconciliation, or, at least,
a better understanding, and, alter consultation,
the President was approached on this subject by a
distinguished New England senator.
The Presideut manir?.steil a g >od deal of feel
ing, and utterly refused to be pcrsuad-d that the
differences could be reconciled, or even to give
his con-ent to anv movement having In view a
reconciliation. The good of the party, Ac, was
earnc-.Uy urged, but in vain.
The President replied emphatically that Mr.
Sunnier had attacked him in executive session of
the Senate; that he had spoken bitterly of him
publicly !n street cars an 1 other public con
veyances, and that he had grossly abused him in
Boston and during his receut journey West; that
on some of these occasions Mr. Sumner had at
tributed dishonest motives to him, and. ir he
were not President of the United State, he
should hold Mr. Sunnier personally responsible
for his language, and demand satisfaction of
Tills somewhat startling talk from the man who
the Republlcms have almost worshipped as the
conqueror of the r?bellion, put the p -aee-makers
to flight, for lc was plain thut the olive branch
would not be accepted, no matter by whom ten
The stair- officers about the President share
his fcehugs In this matter, and one of Uiem (Gen
eral Babcock) is reported to have gone so far as
tu declare that if he were not oitlclally connected
with the Executive, he would subject Senat ir
Sumner to personal violence. The whole matter
creates a great deal of tall;.
how colonel porney was connected.
Mr. Forney was given to understand by a staff
officer of the President that lie was xpeeted to
attack Mr. Sumner on his course ou th? San D ;
miugo questiou aud his attitude toward the Presi
dent. Tliis Mr. Forney positively refused to do on
the ground that Mr. Sumner had always been one
of his warm personal frteuds, and this decision
withdrew the Presidential favor from Col. Forney,
and, it Is even said, clossed the doors of the
White House against him.
It was the President, also, who set in motion
the effort to displace Mr. Sumner from the chair
inansntp of foreign affairs, or to so reconstruct
the committee as to neutralize Mr.Sumner-s Indu
TUE SPANISH THRONE.
Madrid, December 22.
The Duke Of Aosta will enter Madrid on New
Years. D m Darios protests against his enthrone
ment. The Cortes Is still discussing its own dis
AN EXCESS OF MERCUANDISJS.
Antwerp, December 22.
The govf rn:nent givos notice of Its inability
to shelter more merchandise. The wharves are
now covered with goo?s, which arc guttering
THE NEW ORLEANS POSTMASTER.
New Oki.ea.vs, December 23.
The Picayune says : "Tho news of l>iar>
chard's rejection as postmaster has created jjreat
excitement here among the Republicans, and
gicat indignation is expressed in certain quar
ters against Senators Harris and Kellogg. It is
authoritatively announced that a resolution will
be introduced at a m -ettng of the Legislature, de
manding their re*iguatlon.:;
SHARKS FROM THE WIRES.
Navigation is entirely suspended at St.
Three steamers have arrived at Havana from
Spain, bringing SStio troops.
Tha Italian Chamber of Deputies, at Florence,
have ratine l the annexation of Rome to Italy by
a vote of 23.) to 20.
?Kit Bums, the proprietor of "the Bandbox''
and rat-pit, and other notorious placei of ques
tionable resort lu the Fourth Ward of New York,
died In that city night berore last.
TUE GREAT SORTIES.
PA HIS ON TSE EVE OF BATTLE.
Fighting on November 29fh and 30th?
Scenes In the Beleaguered City?Pro
clamations by Dae rot. Troclin. and
Favre?Tremendous Firing by the
[Correspondence of the New York World.]
Paris, November 20.
Last niirlit I received visits from several ac
quaintances who are in "the marching battalions"
of the National Guard. They came to Inform me
they had received orders to hold themselves at
hand to receive farther orders, for the decisive
hour of the great sally was at hand. They were
making preparations for any fate that might be
fall them?paying their little debts, giving last
orders. One of them gave me a proofshec: of
general ducrot's proclamation.
Schliers o/ the. Secoua Army of Paris?The
time ha-< come to break the iron circle which has
cramped us too long, and threatens to stifle us in
a slow and painful agony! The honor has de
volved upon you of attempting this great work.
I am certain you win prove yourselves worthy of
it. Its tlr?t siepj, doubtless, will be difficult. We
shall hiive to overcome some serious 'obstacles.
We ought to consider them with calmness and
resolution; without exaggeration and without
Weakness. This Is the truth. We shall tlnu, the
very Instant we begin to march forward, touch
ing our outposts? 1 say wc shall fln>' implacable
enemies, made audacious and conU-teut by too
many successes. It will therefore be necessary
to make vlgorons exertions here, buttluy are not
out of proportion to your strength. T? prepare
the way for yon. the foresight of our command
er-in-chicf has collected above four hundred can
non, at least two-thirds or which arc of the heavi
est calibre, which no physical object cau resist;
and to dash Into this breach ye will be above 100,
ooo men, all well armed, thoroughly equipped,
abundantly supplied with munitions, and, I hope,
all anluiate.l with au irresl tib e ardor. Your suc
cess is certain if ye bo victorious In this first
period of the contest, for the enemy has sent to
the banks or Loire River 1 is most numerous and
best soldiers. The herjical aud successful exer
tions of our brethren keep thein there. There
fore, courage and contldcncol Remember that,
In this lost struggle, wc arc flzbtingfor oiir lie nor.
for our liberty, ror the security of our dear and
unhappy country; ami If this thought be insuffi
cient to Inflame "your hearts, think, of your devas
tated ?eMs, your ruined families, your sobbing
sisters, wives and mothers. May these remem
brances make you share the thirst for vengeance,
the pent-up fury which animates mc and Ulis you
with contempt for danger. As for myself, I
am most dmormlucd. i swear to It before
you. before tn-3 whole nttlon, to return no more
to Paris except dead or victorious. You may s e
mc fall. ou will not sc mc retreat. I hen do
nor. pause In your onward march. Avenge me.
Forward, then i Forward i May God be our
helper ! A. Uuckot.
on to bellevillk.
I went towards Belleville, for,I was told the Im
pression was general the first battle wa$ tobe
given near Le Itourget. Ko material advantages
were to be expected thero, but a victory, it was
thought, would elate the people here, and give
them a dash which would assure victory whcnloil
to a vital point of the besiegers" lines. At 0 P. M.
the generale wa3 beaten. There was some confu
sion In consequence of the ignorance of the drum
mers. They were unable to say whether the sed
entary National Guard or the "marching battal
ion" of ihc quarter, or both, were wanted. There
fore few answered the call. At 10 P. M. tue clarions
were sent out to sound the a>)]>el. and even this
had so little effect that It was found necessary to
sjnd oat the cl rlons again at 11 P. If. You cau
scarcely conceive anything more lugubrious than
these mlltary summonses echoing again and
again In our deserted dark streets. Ar 7 P. M.
nearly every shop and all cafes In the out
lylng'qiiartcrs of the city are closed. There is
scarcely a gns-iarnp lighted except at street
corners, and then only one. It serves little more
than to make darkness visible. People have lost
all curiosity. A few wee ks since a yelping nog
had brought innumerable heads to windows. Now
the most sinister alarm sounded nt the most un
hallowed hours Is unable to startle one head
from a single pillow. We are so worn out with
tho struggle for rood, so weak in consequence of
insufficient ?Ilot, our hopes have been po often dis
appointed, we are so weary of this duress which
cuts us off from all the world, (hut we have grown
Indiff?rent to every thintr. I was deeply struck by
this callousness as I wulked the streets th<s night
when sedition was quelled in the Hotel tie Ville.
It struck me deeper then than It did last night,
for French society and civilization stood then In
more peril than ihey do now. Ulanqiilaud Klouren's
crew are more daugerous enemies to them thau
the Germans are. At 11 P. M. I heard
was to be made on the south of Paris. I retraced
ay steps. The outer boulevards were tolerably
well filled with National Guard 4 ("marching bat
talluas.") It was almost impossible to distinguish
them from Infantry of the line (regulars,) for they
wore the gray overcoat of the latter, and in the
crepuscular light of Insufficient gas lamps the red
stripe or the black field of the pantaloons could
not be seen. The inner boulevards were deserted ;
every place of public resort was closed; lamps
were as few there as elsewhere. You could not
have recognized the Boulevard des Italiens af.
midnight. Tacre was no crowd returning from
the theatres and taking nightcaps in caic-i or res
taurants, which Hooded the thorough hire with
light. The rag-pickers were gone, and even the
limiter of dear ends bad ceased to pursue the
I precious weed between the logs^of tables and un
> tier chairs and benches Tne bmievard looked
even dirtier by this dim light than by day. Paris
looks ruined; weirs the air of decayed respecta
uillty; which is perhaps m ire melancholy than
ruin i'se'.f. for it has an the humiliation un-1 woes
of pjverty unrelieved by poetry.
rl'e de rivoli
vos animated enough, but it was the animation
or a camp. I waited forty-two minutes unable to
cross It until a stream of artillery went by. dm
the French dream of surprising the GermnnsY
Duller ears than those on Chatillou und Meudun
. Heights would have caught sound of drum and
i clarion ami rumble of artillery, and read the omen.
Bill-stickers were busy e.ory wti:rc posting Gene
ral Ducrot's proclamation, which y -u have above,
au-r he following
proclamation of tue government of tub na-.
Citizens?The effort Is making which the honor
and the safety or France demanded. Yun waited
lor it with a patriotic impatience which your mili
tary leaders had trouble to moderate. As deter
mined as yon to dislodge the enemy from the lines
lu welch he Is cnircnclie<l, ai. I to hasten to meet
your brethren of the provinces, It. was their duty
to prepare powerful means of attack. Those
mean? are ready. Your leaders have begun the
battle. Onr hearts are with them. All ami every
one of us are ready to follow them, atul like them
to pour out nur blood for the deliverance of our
country. This critical hour, while they are nobly
exposing their lives, we owe to them the support
of our firmness and our civic virtue. Whatever
may be the violence of the emotions which
uguatc us. let us have tho courage to keep
calm. Whoever would roment the least dis
turbance iu Paris would betray the cause of its
defenders an I serve the cause of Pruss a. As the
army cannot conquer except by discipline, so
neither can we resi>t except by unlou and order.
Wc reckon on success, we shall not allow our
selves lo bo depressed by any reverse. Above all,
let ns seek our streiicth In the unshaken resolu
tion to destroy as as or Ignominious death
every ferment", or civil discord. Vive la Franco I
Vive la R?publique I
Jules Favre, vtcc-presldent of the government;
Emmanuel Arago, Jules Kerry. Garnler Pages,
BugCUe Pelletau, Ernest Picard, Jules Simon,
members of the government; General Lc Mo. lio
rian, J. Magnin, ministers; Andre Lavertujun, F.
Herold, A. Dreo, Darier, secretaries of tue gov
ern n ent.
oeneuvl TROCnC'3 proclamation.
Citizens of Paris, Soldiers of the National
Guard and Army?the policy of invasion and
couqucst means to complete Its work. It has In
troduced intj Europe, it pretends to establish lu
Prance, the rlzht or brute force. Europe may
submit 11 silence to this insult, but Prance means
to combat it, aud uur urct 1ren call ns iu go ue
yond our walls for the last struggle, despite all
the iiiuo I spilt, and bloo I is going to flow ajalu.
Let tho responsibility be on tnem whoso detesta
ble ambition tramples under foot tho laws of
modern(ivlijzatloiiand or justice. Putting our
trust ii: God. le;, ns march forward for our coun
try. General TRucntj, Governor of Pari-?.
rite left bank of tub seine.
was URinmtiij quiet. Neither drum nor clarion
was heard in consequence, i believe, of ail tue Na
tional Guard of nils quarter being on the rim
parts. It was their day or service. Tuer? was no
body in the streets. The Boulevards Mont Par
nasse und Eu :er alone were animated. Tliev were
mied with regiments, cuissons, and wagons, all
moving iu one direction to the loitiflcaUuns. I fol
lowed t Motu until I got within too yards of the
ramparts. Here I found a line of sent ries (Sa
I tonal (Maid-), whose orders were to allow no one
II pass except bearers or orders giveu that very
itfiu, nt>. old written orders beinn cancelled, l
tried aftiUiasnt and persuasion alike Iu vain. It
was with no ordinary til-humor and Irritation I
returned home. Tue Kreuch opened fire at. 2 A. IL
This is the way they have beguu every engage
ment around Paris. It serves no other purpose
In the world than to give to the euemy notice of
thr-lr intention to attack, and of the point of at
tack, whereby tue Germ?nsare enabled to bring
upthelr men and artillery, place them Inacen
tral position near the points menaced and out of
the range of the French guns. Ou this occasion
the French gave the Germans four hoars
and fifteen minutes notice of the attack
and of the point to he attacked. I
think, however, 1 can match this ivy an
incident which occurred yesterday. Vanvesand
Issy forts fired Innumerable parabolic discharges
of grape-shot on Chattlllon Heights. I sav at 2
A. M. Momrougc, Yanves, Issy and Vilejui;'forts
and the Redoubt lies Hautes Brugeres opened Ore.
I have be.n struck ever since the siege commenc
ed by the slowness of the Are of the forts. One
volley in two minutes is the most rapid firing
I have heard. I could see rrona my win
dow a bomb occasionally explode In the
air, and the horizon glow with lurid
llgnt as gun aftrr gun flasned. Atiimes tue light
was so vivid that some persons thonght there was
a great conflagration. The peals lucreasefl In
number about c A. M., and continued frequent
and loud until 9 A. M.. whpn they ceased alto
gether. An to a. M. eighty vehicles, ladeu with
slightly wounded soldiers, drove up to the ambu
lances opposite me. I think I have told you there
are sixteen or eighteen ambulances in front or
me. Tutsi vehIci; s were omnibuses, hacks laun
dresses' carls, moving vans, railway vans. All of
the wounded except, one (he was ? Garde Mobile)
were Infantry of the line. I saw a streteher
required in only one Instance. The others moved
without assistance. They were covered with
mud. They were extremely pale, .vau and
depressed. Wounds seem to produce instantly
great physical prostration; 'tis this. I mean by de
pression. Otherwise they were fufj of confidence.
They said to me: "The regulars! ncv-r fought
better tnan to day, for the NaUorfal Guard were
with them, and the National Gasid fooght with
sucli determination, that the regulars felt them
selves bound to equal or s irpass tiiem. There
has beeu frightful butchery. We hewed down
the Prussians without mercy; neither did they
spure us. The dead are In heaps. The severely
wounded arc ;tlll more numerous,7'
LATER Ci TUE DAY
Cfrecn or twenty other vehicles came to?lieararm
lances or went down the street' heailng otler
wounded sollten. A perking Instance of the
wretched organization of everything here came
under my notice during the day. 1 went to array
hcadquartsrs to get the address of an o llc3r who
would do what he could to euable me to sc?
everything to be Seen. In tho oillce 1 o erheard
a Garde Mobile reply: "But what ami tu du? 1
have neither kinsman nor money.;' Do came out
with me, and observing Ids eyes to be full of tears
I asked his cause of grief. He said: "I have been
M lor ten days. This morning I was ordered out
of the military hospital. They told me they were
expecting men who needed attendance and medi
cine more than 1. When I asked where 1 was to
iro. they told mc to headquarters. I came here.
They have given me six days for convalescence.
But when 1 Inquired where I was to stay, where 1
was to get food, they told me I most shift for my
self. 1 don't know Paris; I do not know one hu
man beintrinir ; I have not a single cent in mv
pocket: what am 1 to dot" The lad was si ill un
wed. Urs face showed It. I gave him some money
and told Ids story to vite first knot of people I met
outside. They gave him some money. Talking of
the Incident later in thedny. I was told It is only too
common here now. Nothing would be easier
than to prevent. Its occurrence, for there arc pri
vate ambulances by the score which are unoc
TUB CnOWD ON the BOULEVARDS
was dense and excited. The wilde? stories of the
day's successes were told. "L'llay. Rourg-la
Reine. (Jhevilly and Thias are ours.'' Others ad
ded ciiolsy-le-itoi to the list of victories. "What
barbarians titoso Prussians are I War Is war, but
rhej realty do exceed the lights, of devastation.
Now we nave th?inon the bin, and we'll pay tliem
back lu their own colu." Everybody agreed the
National Guard hud distinguished Itself. The
French Inrees ro'c fifty c:nts upon the favorable
rumors afloat. The government has refused per
mission logo outside of Paris to every person
connected with newspapers without exception,
and h.n published this order:
"The go- eminent requests the public tobeon Its
guard aitalnst the rumors which may circulate.
Tne military operations undertaken ny tho Gov
ernor or Parts are complex; among them arc
relnt attacks and relut retreats. It is consequent
ly impossible to draw any conclusion In announc
ing the capture or the evacuation or uny post.
Indications of this nature ml?ht reach the enemy
and reveal our plans to him. The preliminary
movements have been made by our tr. ops with a
gallantry and dash which fill their leuicrs with
hope and confidence. In face of impending
events each citizen ought to feel It to be his duty
to be reserved and calm. After these observa
tions we may be allowed to say that on the prin
cipal points of our advances our troops have occu
pied tue positions which had been designated to
them, and that they are prepared: to act!"
THE G KOil GIL ELECTION.
acocsta, December 23.
By the official vote Richmond County elects
the Democratic ticket by soo majority. The De
mocrats carry the Fifth District by over 4000 ma
jority, electing S. a.-Coopor and D. M. Dubose to
Congress, and four-fifths of the members of the
Savankau, December 23.
.It Is ueueved that tho Democrats elect all the
county officers In Ch.ith.im and members of the
Legislature. Paine and Mclutyre, Democrats, are
probably elected to Congre -s from the first Dis
trict, and Rufds E. Lester, Democrat, State sena
tor. The Democrats carry Ogiethorpj County by
Rome, December 23.
The Democrats carry Floyd by 1000 majority,
electing their full ticket in all. C.iattooga an i
Polk Counties, Cherokee, Georgia, will scud an
unanimous Democratic representation to the
Legislature. P.M. B. Young ha- been elected to
Congress from the Seventh District by about 30,
000 majority. Wliitfleld has gone Democratic by
a good majority. Covington, Newton and Wal
ton Counties have also guuo Democratic by large
COLUXttrs, December 23.
Muscogee County elects the entire Democratic
ticke". Citattahoechce County gives a Democratic
majority of over 200. Marlon, ttcwarr, Harris and
Tulbot Counties are reported 'o have gone Dcmo
crailc. Wright, Democratic, is nought to be
certainly elected to congress.
Macon and Qultman Counties are Democratic.
Bibb County elects a Republican to the Legisla
Much illegal votiog lias occurred during the
election, and It will probably be contested. Ear
ly, Sumter and Dooley Counties are Democratic.
Dougherty, Lcc, Clay, Terrell and Cailiotm Coun
ties are doubtful. Macon and Houston Counties
arc largely Republican. Twiggs Coupty gives 400
Republican majority for Jones, and Is supposed
to be Democrat ir. Wilkinson Is Republican.
Long, In Bibb County, beats Law ton ror the For
ty -first Congress by a majority of 51. Speer beats
Lawton for the Forty-second Congress In Dlbb by
a majority of 40.
?True number of sewing machines made by
twelve principal companies during the past year
amounted to 320,069, which, at tho average price
of a flrsr-class machine, say $75, aggregated total
$24,050,170. The flrst-ciass American machine is
to be found in all quarters of the world, and the
supply comes principally from New York and
Itosion. There arc many cheap machines, which
are sold all the way from two to twenty dollars
which are not counted in these figi c-s. There
are also many cheap Imitations of the best
American machines manufactured in England
and on the Continent which are sold as
of American make.. Germany, in particular,
does a very large business of this kind, Ham
burg having no less than six large factories
running, und Hading a market principally in
Russia, with which country we have compara
tlvely little direct trade. Notwithstanding this
compeli:ion, the machines sent from this country
command high prices abroad, on account or ex
cellence In workmanship and ilnish, and are ex
ported in Large numbers annually. Ail or Ute
largest manufacturais haw agencies in the prin
cipal cities of Europe, and receive largo orders
from abroad by nearly every steamer. Tlte largest
numb;- made by any one concern in a year was
60,731. Notwithstanding the lar^e amount of
work widen can be done ly these Ingenious con
trivance, which used to be done entirely by
hand, there serais to be no diminution of hand
work iu many branches of business. As the cost
or manufacturing good sewing machinas varies
from $12 50 to $00, and the prices at which they
are sold range from $60 to $353, the profits of the
business are cnormou.s.
?A lady recently delivered a lecture in New
York on the "Rights of Children," and the Tri
bune wants to know "what is to bsppen nest."
THE GERMAN LEADERS.
KIXG WIZZTAM, COUNT mSMA.ltCK
AND OENEEAZ MOZTKE.
Life at Their Hca tl quarter a.
A Gorman correspondent In the Prussian
headquarters at Versailles sends the following
interesting account ot royal and high milita
ry life there to the Gartenlaube, from which
we translate :
TUB KING OP PRUSSIA.
The King lives in the Prefecture, In the Ave
nue de Paris, living In the same simple man
ner to which he has always been accustomed
in Berlin, and yet showing an astonishing ac
tivity, notwithstanding he has reached his
seventy-third year. He gets up at 7 o'clock
every morning. Uls couch consists of a low
camp bed with only one mattress, which he
always takes with him. lie shaves himself,
and is waited upon only by his two valets de
chambre, Kugel and Krause, both old soldiers,
who have seen military service, as shown by
the decorations they wear. While the King Is
dressing, in which operation he Is assisted by
his I wo valets and a garderobier, he speaks
with no one. In the house he wears simply the
usual military service suit; knowiug no rest,
and keeping on his soldierly dress, from head
to foot, during the whole day, and late into
the night. He wears the order of the Iron
Cross, the Russian order of St. George", fourth
class, both of which decorations he earned in
the year 1312, at Bar sur Aube, and the order
pour le m?rite, though not the grand cross,
which latter he only affixes when he has to
receive officers to whom he would show espe
King William enters his work-room early,
when a servant brings in a Irugal breakfast,
while the writing desk Is heaped up with pa
pers, letters, dispatches, requiring the royal
attention. Iu Berlin the Kiug always takes
his coffee alone; in Versailles ouiy Privy Coun
cillor Schneider, a well-known military author
and historian, has entrance. Schneider makes
his appearance every morning punctually at
seven, aud m the performance of his functions
ol reader and librarian to the King, reads over
to the breakfasting monarch the telegrams
that have arrived during the night, as well as
reporting the tone of the European press, be
sides placing before his Majesty the latest lite
rary productions, from which, us well as from
important articles from the journals, he reads
Alter coffee the King opens the letters,
reads the dispatches, making notes at the sides
as to their disposition, and places them proper
ly in the various departments to which they
belong, lor instance, the civil cabinet, the
military cabinet, the ministry of state, the
ministry of war, the ministry ot Justice, the
departments lor aid and grace. The latter de
partments, very delicate ones by tho way, are
entrusted to Privy Counsellor and Landwehr
Major Bork, a gentlemau who has served the
King lor many years. As In Berlin, King WH-.
Ham can always spare a quarter of an hour
from his more pressing business lor his labor
of love and merer. After Privy Counsellor
Bo'k, the .two court marshals, Puckler and
Perponcher, are admitted, in order to receive
the commands lor tbe day, in respect to driv
ing out, riding, invitations, visits, audiences,
the reception of deputations, Ac. After this,
the King usually receives his generals?Moltke,
Boon, Boyen, Podblelske and Trenkow.
Punctually at nine the ?djutant-major on
duty for tho day announces hlmsell. Through
this genllernau all commands must pass; he
must accompany the King wherever he goes
during the day, and has to keep the journal of
the roval labors performed during the day.
The King then receives the reports Irom the
civil and the military cabinet?, or that of Count
von Bismarck, a task usually taking up in all
about three hours for completion. In the
meantime announcements are received, aud
iences granted, dispatches received and the
same referred to the proper officials; and the
marching by of the troops before the prefecture
for the royal Inspection constantly interrupts
the usual daily routine. After the reports have
been received Irom the various departments
the Monarch makes or receives princely visits,
goes Into the hospital, or looks at the curiosi
ties and things of note iu the town, being ac
companied on these visits by a single ndjutanf.
On excursions iu tho neighborhood, however,
he is accompanied by the staff guard. This
personal courage ot the King, together with
his kniuhtly appearance, has had a remarkable
good effect upon the people of Versailles, who
greatly admire both.
The King lives very temperately. Between
the receptions of the morning he usually par
takes of cold vlauds, and at four goes to
dinner, which 13 a very simule and almost
citizen-like affair. Only one sort of wine Is
brought upon the table; champagne is never
seen there except on the occasion of the birth
day of a member of the royal luraily or a
princely personage. Only once during the
campaign was champagne brought upon the
royal table, and that was on the evening of
the 1st ol September, after the battle of Sedan.
Alter about half an hour's conversation alter
dinner, the King withdraws to his own room,
opens and reads the letters and dispatches
that have arrived, and receives persons de
manding favors or grace. It Is a noteworthy
fact that the King never sleeps in the after
noon. From dinner till tea-lime tho monarch
employs his time in finishing up the odd work
ot the day, the reading of the Spcner Zeitung,
or Important newspaper articles, as well tus
correspondence with his family, and the dis
patch of telegrams.
Tea-time comes at nine, when in the society
of invited persons a pleasant conversation
flows freely. Alter this meal Is finished illus
trated books are looked through, important
newspaper information read aloud, and events
and personages of the day are treely discussed.
The King does not smoke, as a rule, but in
largo companies ot gentlemen does so. About
eleven he withdraws to his room, and works
up to about one. All the guests invited to din
ner aud tea are chosen by the King himself.
On days of battle the King rides out early, and
occupies A place previously agreed upon, a
number of horses being held iu readiness for
is considerably younger than the king ami
Moltke, being fltty-tive years cf age. His lire
Is simple and unpretentious. Exterior bodily
enjoyments hardly exist for him at nil. Think
ing aud working All up nearly his whole life.
In the Held he lives almost more retired than
In Berlin; the '"hermit" ofBarzin has changed
Into a ' hermit" of Versailles. Count Bismark
lives in Versailles In an Isolated villa In the Hue
de Provence, pretty f*1* distant Irom the other
members ol the royal headquarters. He gen
erally gets up atabciit uino o'clock In the morn
ing, being accustomed to live in the French
manner ever since he wusambaasador in early
Il le. For his breakfast ho takes tea and two eggs,
and on this he works uninterruptedly until
three in the afternoon. When occasion demands
it ho rides at uoon to the King, spending about
half an hour witn him. About four he takes
a horseback ride in the suburbs ol Versailles,
usually accompanied by his cousin, Count Bis
murck-Bohlen, who is councillor of legation,
and at the same time chief ot his cabinet. At
home, Bismarck generally wears, when work
ing, a simple brown sleeping-gown; lor the
reception of visitors, and outside the house,
he dons the well-known yellow cuirassier uni
form of his regiment. At halt-post live ho
lakes dinner with his officials, including even
his secretaries. This meal is very simply pre
pared by the ministers own cook. After the
table is cleared ihe premier talks with his "ili
cials seated about the Are grate?tho pleasant
uppcaraucu ot which seems to give him much
nlisfaction. He then returns lo his room,
aud works uninterruptedly until one.
During the entire day'the Count receives
the reports of his officials, holds conferences
with diplomatists and receives visits Irom high
civil and military iiersofuiges. Dispatches and
letters are received at all hours ol the day and
night. Messengers, private, military, postal
aud telegraphic, make their appearance at all
hours. Bismarck smokes but little, but loves
a warm room, since he. is often troubled with
rheumatism. Iiis be l and bedroom furniture
are very plain. In Versailles he works in 0
small back room which rnnny a country pastoi
would spurn. It was only with great diffi
culty that a small reception saloon was arrang
ed iu the villa; previously he had tu receive
foreign diplomatists in Iiis bedroom. Lackin?
an outer room the usher has to sit in the corri
dor. Thus small and simple is tbe apparatus
in which history is coined In Versailles.
The officials surrounding the Count, and whe
occupy for the most part the same villa, livt
I Just as plainly as their chief. These are Privj,
Councillor ol Legation, Abeken, Privy Coun
cillor of Legation, Baron von Kendell, Coun
clllors of Legation, Counts Hatzfeld and
B?cher, Councillor of Legation, Bisraarck
Bholen, the chiffreurlsts, St. Blancard and
Wiser, the secretaries Bolslng, Willlsch and
Dr. Busch. The King's dispatch writer, Tag
lloni, Dr. Stleber, the director of the army
olice. belong, in their official capacity, to the
ousehold of Count Bismarck.
COUNT nEIJfUTn TON MOLTKE,
general of infantry and chief of the general
staff of the army, lives in No. 99 Bue Neuve,
Versailles, in the house where the bureaus ot
the general staff are-found. Moltke, too, lives
in a very plain manner, Is active and busy
from early morning until late at night. He
rises between five and six every morning, and
after coffee works from six to eight. Then
comes the quartermaster-general ot the army,
Podblelskl, with whom he confers until ten,
when both are driven to the King's quarters
At eleven Moltke returns, takes his lunch, and
then drives out to inspect the military opera
tions in the neighborhood, accompanied by his
two adjutants. After returning he disposes of
the dispatches and letters that have arrived,
and at five dines with his entire staff of twenty
officers. After table Moltke goes to work, ex
cept when he is commanded to tea with the
King, and retires at eleven, or at latest,
Moltke is very plain and unpretentious, and
bears unmurmurlngly all the privations neces
sitated by the war. He has only one servant,
named August Frlebe. He is always to be
found during his morning inspections of the
the outposts or? viewing the points chosen for
the planting ot guns. During the campaign
he has often been exposed to the enemy's bul
lets. He was in the palace ot St. Cloud Just
before the Are broke out, and while the French
were sending shells upon the buildiug. He
looked Into the imperial sleeping department,
and while the bombs crashed through the
roof and wall he stood musing for some time
before the bed of Napoleon III, which was
half crushed, and then said, calmly: "He will
not bleep here at least any more !"
During the fights Moltke can always be
found In the frone. He is very sparing in his
words: he listens, but seldom speaks. But
towards the soldiers and young officers, all of
whom fairly venerate him, ho is very iriendly,
and always addresses them when nc sees them
in the blvouack or meets them upon the
march. "What sort of a night have you
passed ?" "Did yon get wet in the night ?"
"How have you passed the night ?" and simi
lar questions are always ready at his tongue's
end, and he frequently enters into conversa
tion with the men. On the 2d ot September,
alter the surrender of Napoleon, Moltke rode
into Douchery past a troop ot grenadiers, and
hailed one of them with the words, "We've
captured the Emperor; now we'll soon be
going home again !" Avast number of such
anecdotes are circulating im;Versailles ot these
three personages, proving that they all are fa
vorites with the soldiers, as once Frederick
the Great, Blucher and Stein.
GREAT FIRE IN JACKSONVILLE,
Logs $250,000?Destruction of the Union
Office?List of the Sufferer*.
[From the JacksonviUe Union Extra, Dec. 20.J
The most disastrous fire which has occurred
In this city since the war, broke out last evening,
and entirely destroyed the buildings on both si -es
of Hay street and tnc south .lue of Forsyth street,
between Pine and Lanrn streets, with the excep
tion of a few buildings on the latter street.
About half post seven o'clock a wooden building
situated on the wharf, directly behlud and con
nected with Messrs. Davis A Drew's furniture
warehouse, was discovered on Are. The upper
story of this building was used as a warehouse
and factory by Messrs. Davis 4 Drew, and was
filled with furniture, moss and other articles.
The lower story was used by J. M. Fairbanks 4
Co., and by W. M. Drew as a storehouse, and was
filled with lime, cement, hatr, plaster, hay and
other articles. Adjoining this building, on the
south, was M. W. Drew's Ice house, contuinlug
about 250 tons of Ice. The flames, as soon as dis
covered, broke one, apparently, all oven lie build
ing, spreading high into the heavens, and surging
over the brick buildings In front In less than
tlftcen minutes the furniture store of Dav... 4
Drew, and the store of J. M. Fairbanks 4 Co., and
the building occupied up stairs by the Florida
Union ofllce, and down stairs by Spencer, Max
well A Co., were enveloped in names, which
spread so rapidly that it was Impossible to save
any of the contents. These budding were of
brick, two stories high.
The wind, fortunately, was light; but it blew
from the south, carrying the flames across Bay
street to the wooden buildings on the opposite
side. From the Union office the fire spread to S.
B. Hubbard's store, filled with a large stock of
hardware and housekeeping materials, and his
warehouse and tin shop In the rear; then to PolU's
new building, occupied on the lower floor by A.
N. Pace as a grocery store, and by Maj. Bolbrook's
newly fitted up bar arid lunch room; the second
story was occupied by the Freedman's Bureau
otUce, aud in the third story was a large hall
where Prof Bailey's theatrical scenery stood.
Next to this building were the small wooden build
ing owned by H. EL Hoeg, Esq., and occupied by
Dzulynskl 4 Berlaok, and by W. S. Dodge, as
auctioneer stores, which were swept away, us
well as several large wooden warehouses and
several hundred cords of Are wood plied on the
wharves. The wharves were entirely destroy
ed nr. tins point. It seemed for sometime Im
posable to save Mr. Docg's flue new Atlantic
block, which was separated by only a narrow
passage-way from Dzalynski's auction room, but
by the strenuous exertions of the firemen and
citizens, with water passed up in buckets, and
two streams from the.stearu fire engine, the build
in 2 was saved and the tire checked in that direc
tion. Towards the west, the Arc spread rapidly
from Davis A Drew's building to Holmcs's block,
occupied on the lower floor by Huir4 Freldeuberg
and Potsdamer a* clothtng stores, and Smith 4
Brother as a grocery. The second story wa< oc
cupied as a furniture warehouse by W. II. Hub
bard. This building, with the structures and
wharves la the rear, were entirely destroyed, and
the flames attacked the splendid new three story
building belonging to Messrs. Ross 4 HaselMne,
known as Masonc Hall, swelling over the high
roof and lapping around the corners In vain
efforts to gain ahold; but the solid brick walls aud
iron shutters resisted the attack, and though the
building was for a long time in imminent danger,
it was finally saved.
un the opposite side of the street, the flames
from the Union office seized upon the wooden
balldlng owned and occupied by T. s. Eells as a
general dry goods and grocery store, and imme
olately swept away the em Ire row of wooden
buildings on that side or the street, from Witch
en's brick store, near Laura street, to the corner
of Plue street, and, extending back, swept away
several buildings on the south side of Forsyth
street, including Mrs. D. Jones's house and milli
nery store, and Frank Howard's siable bull ling
(unoccupied.) The new Freedman's Bank balld
lng, in process of erection, narrowly escaped de
struction, and the St. John's House, the Magnolia
House, and other buildings on the north stde of
the street, wore only saved by the strenuous exer
tions of the occupants in extinguishing sparks
and wetting the roor and piazzas.
The wind freshened about 9 o'clock and drove
large volumes or sparks upon the rear or the city,
endangering the houses hair a mile away, and
causing the owners to mount the roofs with
water buckets and ! lankcts. Several houses
some distance from the inatnflrd were ignited,
but quloKly extinguished.
THE FLOniDA L'NION' OFFICE.
The Cames appeared so suddenly In the Imme
diate rear of the Union office, nnd came pouring
through the backoillce windows so quickly and
llercely tliat no time was allowed in which to re
move the material, though several men were en
gaged at the time lu rhe front room. An attempt
was made 10 save the books and papers In the edi
torial room, but without success. A few papers
were secured, but, rhe fiirnituro. including a valua
ble llbnirr, d-sk furniture, flics, aud papers were
lost. Jo the business oftice tue clerk (who was
hlmseif seorrhon in the proce-s) succeeded in
saving the ace tin: atrA subscription books, but
could nos remove the most valuable contents of
the safe, which weir down in Hierum?. The en
tire eouf< nig oftheoillce were burnt. Or.eor two
locked fonus and a few cises or type wcrere
moved Toni thi'composition room. All the rest
or the propel : \. including a very valuable amount
of unfluhhed wyrk in the pr?s-: room aud bindery,
It Is Impossible as yet to ascertain exactly the
amount of loss !-ulTere?i by different Individuals,
but ihn following is a geueral estimate : .Messrs.
Hall, !?o?s & Hazelnne. damaged to the extent ot
about $4000. Boss su-t duCd by the occupants ol
stores and offices in nnnovlng and losing goods
ami furniture, abbot $1000. Holmcs's Block aud
the Union building, owned by T. 0. Holmes,los
about $12,000, insured ror j?.'iOO. Smith .t Bros.,
grocer-, loss about .?9O00. insured for 36000. J.
iluir, clothing, loss about ?20,0'J0. Insured for $10,
ooo. J. Potsdamer. clothing, loss about ssooo, in
sured ror ?3000. J. M. Fairbi.'tiks4 Co., loss aboui
$3000, insured for $2O0n. W.U. Hubbard .t Co.
rtiruiturc. loss about $15,000, insured for $8000
M. W. Drew, lime, cement, hay, 4c. in ware
house, loss $5000; Ice $200C. no insurance
Davis 4 Drew, furniture, loss $15,000. Insnret
for $8000. Spencer. MaxweB 4 Co., buildings
loss-, insured ror-, stock loss-, Insurei
for $2500. Florida Union ofllce, loss $10.000, in
sured ror $7000. S. B. Hubbard, loss about $75,
00", Insurance on bnlldlng f 10,000, ou stock $25,
000. Polk, loss on buildiug-, Insured for
A. P. Holbrook, stock saved, estimated loss abou
$300. A. N. Pace, grocer, loss about ?, insurei
for ?. w. s. Dodge, loss about $sooo, Insured
for $2800. n. Berlack, loss-, Insured for ?^.
Frank Sanchez, restaurant, no Insurance. Ohas.
Friedenburg, bnildlng and stock, loss $15.000 in
suied for $2uoo. K. T. Masters, lots in stock $35,
Ouo, Insured Tor $8000. G. Anderson, loss $800, in
surance $200. George Emery, loss $2600, insu
rance $1000. George E. Sawyer, unknown. P. B,
Jar vis, unknown. JL Conen, loss $3000, Insured for
$1000. E. Sffiaker, irrocer, loss about $1500, In
surer for $500. B. H. Charles, unknown. TV 9.
Eells, loss on bnildlng and stock about $12,000,
no Insurance. P. Diamond, unknown. H. P.
Friedenburg, loss $8500, insured for $5000. B.
Dorman, loss-.Insured for-. S. Rltzewol
lcr, loss unknown, Insured for $4000. Mrs. Jones,
millinery, loss on honse and stock $4000, insured
for $1500. D. C. Garcia, tobacconist, loss by re
meal. H. H. Hoeg. loss of warehouses and
wharves, and damage to Atlautlc block, $3000, no
insurance. R. P. McCants, goods In frame ware
In addition to the losses enumerated above/a
great deal of damage was suffered by parties
whose names we have not obtained, both by
burning, damage in moving, and loss by theft?*
The origin of the fire is unknown. Some sup
pose it to have been caused by the spontaneous
combustion of some article in the warehouse, and
others ascribe it to incendiarism. "
JDrrj (Scobs, &t.
g P B C I J? I I. T I E "jj
C HE I ST M A SI:
JR. READ & 00.
FRENCH. GLOVE BOXES.
PARASOLS, "SEAMLESS EID" GLOVES
Black Silks?Rich and superior.
LINEN EMBROIDERED AND PLAIN SETS
Richly embroidered Cambric Edgings 1
Infant's Embroidered Bobes.
RICH LACE SETS AND LACE COLLARS
New style Collerettes, Chemisettes
Lace Edgings hi every variety.
SASHES AND SCARFS.
RICH ROMAN, PLAIO AND PLAIN SASHES ,
New Ties, Scarfs for Bows, Knitted Scarfs, 4c
SHAWLS, VELVETS FOR CLOAKS * ' *.
Shawls for Mourning, Cloaking Cloths, In Black
DRESS GOODS. ;
RICH BLACK SILKS m
Colored Silks and Poplins * -
Serges, In Navy Blue, Emerald Green and Black.
In addition to the above, we have many novel
ties especially brought out, and adapted for HOLI
DAY PRESENTS. .j
J. R. READ & CO.
Q_R AND EXHIBITION
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC DRY AND FANCY
At Greatly Reduced Prices to Suit the Holidays,
FURCHGOTT, BENEDICT & CO.,
NOS 244 and 437 King Stub et.
ICC Sets of Fine FCRS, from $4 to $10, worth $8
100 dozch Vldette Kid Gloves, only $1?quality
guaranteed?our own importation
50 dozen Chsdcy's Celebrated Seamless Kid
Gloves $1 75 and $2, cacu pair warranted,
worth In New York $2 60
1,000 dozen other Kid Gloves, at satisfactory
0Ct31_FPRCHGOTT, BENEDICT k CO.
1 case Fine Opera FLANNEL, 40 cents, worth
60 cents .,
1 case Flue Red Flannel, 25 cents, worth 40
1 case All-wool White Flannel, 26 cents, worth
40 cents ?
Blankets and other Flannels at very reasona
100 Buggy Blankets, at $5, worth $8.
FDRCHGOTf, BENEDICT k CO.,
oct31 No. 244 E'r?i? street.
J^LNEN, DOMESTIC AND DRESS GOODS
500 dozen Linen TOWELS, at $1 per dozen
loo dozen Doylies, at 75 cents per dozen
100 dozen Napkins, at $125 per dozen
1 case Pillow Case sheeting, at 18 cents per
1 case 8 4 Sheeting, at 37 H cents per yard
1 case 10 4 Sheeting, at 45 cents per yard
5 cases 3-4, 7-4anir4-4 Shirting, from 8 cents to
20 cents, very low
5C0\ pieces Dress Goods, best selections In the city,
from 20 cents to 50 cents, worth 30 to 75
1 case New Irish Poplins, only $1 per yard,
Colored and Black Silks at reduced prices
AU colors of Velveteens can be bought at a
1 case Boulevard Balmoral Skirts at $110
1 case Arabs, ontv $3. worth $6.
At F CRC H G OTT, BENEDICT k CO.,
octsi No. 244 king street.
QARPETS ! CARPETS ! CARPETS 1
MATTING I'MATTING I MATTING I
OILCLOTHS! OILCLOTHS! OILCLOTHS!
RUGS I RUGS I RUGS I
We are closing the above Goods, and would ad
vise buyers to give us an early calL
FURCHGOTT, BENEDICT k CO.,
oct3l_ No. 244 King street.
XTTHTTE GOODS, CLOTH, NOTIONS,
H O SIE R V AND RIBBON
Are full and well assorted.
Velvet RI3B0NS, No. Mi, 40 cents; No. 2,40
cents; No. 3, 50 cents; No.4, 65 cents; No. 6,76
It will be for the benefit of Ribbnn buyers to give
us a call, as our stock Is the best in the city.
We are the sole Importers of a great many of
the above goods, and do sell them at New York
jobbing prices. '
FCRCHGOTT, BENEDICT k CO.,
oct3i No. 244 King street.
gHEET AND BOLT COPPER.?AGEN
CY OF BELLEVILLE (N. J.) ROLLING MILLS.
vTM. SHEPHERD k CO., No. 24 HAYNE STREET
AND NO. 35 P1NCKNEY STREET. f