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Thursday; August is, isto.
In onirr k place in th haaii of aft. aaata Ibe
oldra, the roost enterprMng, and the Leadiac
rpcr la Kamas, dariax the jntut paUtial can
Tas, we hare detondaed to fUrakh Tk WnkLT
Tram from thb da US Koroaacr 15th, at cha
rollowiac rate: i '
To tiade aberlbers . Meraia.
To dabs of 39 or " a ceaU.
The Dailt Tuns will be nat for theaaaa tia
for $3.00, and an rxtra copy to any oaewhogoUap
Bciantn lrn, aoraiag a a lacnaer.
BtEPVBUCAX CMJXTT :
The uemlienof the Kepublkaa toantjr CoataUU
tee are requeste-J to meet ae Saturday, Aosaat 20th,
at 2 p. m. . at the oSce of the Learenworth Tbucx,
Tor the transaction of Important bosiaen.
JOHN SCHOTT, Oiairman. J
W. II. II. Huoajc, SecreUry. -,
THEREU9CnV F EI.MI A'
The primary meetingti hare been appoint
i ly the Stale Committee to be held on the
thinl day of September two weeks from
next Saturday. The political complexioa
of the State and the character of the State
ticket the good name mad honor of the
State for the next two yean will be settled
by those preliminary meetings. In them
the voice of the people is heard, or oaght to
be. After that the people act only through a
It has often been difficult to induce the
lMt citizens to attend these primary meetingr,
ami to give their ierwnal influence, voice
and vote to the selection of delegate. The
stay-at-home find fault with our public
men; my they are corrupt, debased ami de
graded; but we may well ask, Whose fault
is it? Why are bad men in power? No
citizen can escape taking his dure of respon
sibility. And if the stay-at-homes will only
turn out and work at these meetings simply
HktnI a few hours in performing an important
public trust, they can revolutionize the poli
tics of the State.
Last spring this clam of absentees in this
city were saying: "There is no need of my
going to the primary meetings. The colored
men will all turn out, and whoever they vote
for will be elected delegates." They remain
ed at home. The colored men esteemed it a
privilege to lutvc a voice in the selection of
officers, and they turned out more numerous
ly than any other class of dtizens. We honor
them for it. It was giving a good example
to those who had always possessed the right
of franchise, but who were prevented by
apathy and indifference from exercising the
right which it is the sacred duty of every
patriot to exercle.
Iut the colored men were not even then
xuniciently numerous in any Ward to carry
that Ward Ead there been a full vote. The
htay-at-homes allowed themselves to be
frightened by a Ituglwar which liad no exist
ence. They had not attended the primaries
liefore nolored men voted, and they did not
aftrrwanR At that time the newly-enfran-ihiM-d
men voted together, as they did at
the election held mhiii afterwards. There
were many reasons why they should do so,
but thcc reasons exist no longer. Demo
crats mecringly said that thetc citizens all
voted together "went like a Hock of sheep"
forgetting that that is what the Democrats
always do, and that, with them, to scratch a
ticket isa crime. We shall see colored men
voting with as much intelligence as other
!m in a lnnly when necessary, divided
and on individual judgment whenever that
Hut throe rciMns of the ahsantec class arc
idle and frivolous. Such men have a heavy
weight of rojifnKilility resting upon them,
and they cannot shirk a duty by making
frivolous excuses in regard to it. We want
to m', not only in Leavenworth County, but
in every county in the State, our very best
men in attendance at the Township and
Ward meetings, and in the County Conven
tions. The questions lieforc all are of the
gravest cliaracter. It is said, believed,
proved, that we have for years had men in
office who sold their votes; men who did not
vote aye on a question becaase it was right,
I Kit because they were bribed to do so; men
who did not advocate public measures be
cnuse justice demanded it or because the in
tercuts of Kansas demanded it, but for gain,
for money, for rotten bribes. Ask any man
you meet, in any part of the State, if our
public men are not bad men, and nine times
out of ten you will get an affirmative answer.
It is known here, it is known at Washington,
and it is known all over the country.
This bad reputation of our public
men injures us every day and every hour.
It is not only a fatal example for our children
and our young men to witness, but it injures
ii- in Micket and purse. Dishonesty is a bad
jiolicy for a State as well as a man. It don't
pay to elect thieves to office.
Only once in two years is the opportunity
given to change our office-hoi ders. And
this is the time. There is not another chance
till 1872. We venture to say that if women
were voters in Kansas we should not be com
jiellcd to beg them to attend the meetings
and to vote,- and they weak! njotTrote for
adukrer and thieves.'' And we at last have
confidence that our truest, purest and most
substantial citizens recognize that a 'crisis is
at hand; that the power is in their hands;
that the time has come to act and to work,
and that it would be criminal not to do so.
We do not ask you to agree with as or to vote
with us. We have long been laboring to
break down the,rule of bad .men in this
State. I f you think wc are wrong, that they
arc good men, then stand by them; go and
vote for them. But vote! You certainly
have opinions. Express them! Letevery
man go to the meetings and do what to him
seems best' In "the muUttude of
there is wisdom.
Several journals have gwen as their ad
vice and cewsare in regard to neraonalittes,
although they admit that thatatyfe of wirfare
was hegua by Clarke's Lawrence payer, as
moo as he returned from Washington. Now
Clarke has made a spcetau at Tspcka,- Sat
urday aaght and he roaliimui ja.'that the
Walked F. R Sake
oad eW, aJaar the maMr of. Sr.aad
the lwTeace;JBilaaii, - Tnusihawti really
disgusted with persoBafities"wiB:ahow soiae
fairness by gani Jiiag the gailty.
Dkkaku m-rFnuiM SowmAa. Tha
many admirers of the es-Raaa Minister of
Great Briuin," who are now itaiiaR his bril
liant novd'ef ? Fiilhair.UwiM "haiaterestcd
in knowing that he acknowledges himsetf a
"saffragiK." In 18e he said in Parlia
ment: "I have always beeaof opiaioa that,
if there is to, be universal
have as much right to rote aa
Ik the la number of the aJaaJ
Standard, Weadell PhUUa. aw SMt is ha.
opiaioa thatteatperaaee aaal die akrh be
tween caaital and labor will prohaHyform
the basis of the neat aalMaal aartaa. "At
one time," amy Mr. PhM "Jifkm ffe
bm should hare the hallm sirmolhWly to
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iage ob wovmav teGi&cm
law of Great Britain, saouVl row.
feeling here, jmaahly on Bach a wave, the
vreaaea awi rise Jmnacdklefy
political character. It is more probable that
grxfeal change in the laws.will ieacr any
saKwiatfriag into political raaks naaorr
ty.f- .i- !
The battle of Wemaberg wis CMaght
eighteen days after France decbred war.- It
Was a.Prawiaa victory, .aad was immediately
Hayaisn Since that taite, wail thehaltle
of Ifetz, the French have been constantly. re
trtaling. They .sauted for the Rhine in
the beginning, but earreached the Saar,
and from that they fell back to the Moselle,
exposing Strasburg, losing prisoners by the
thoasand,, demoralizing their army, and
areaalag hi Paris a movement little short of
Napoleon, who was to have led the army
in person, retreated to Chalons, half way
between the army and Paris, and the defeat
nifa more heavily upon him than upon the
people of France. He declared the war, 'and
defeat means aa end of the Napoleonic dy
nasty. " The rapidity with which these great
movements have been made, and great vic
tories won, brings to mind the prediction of
Mr. Seward in regard to our own war, when
he said that the North would be victorious
and we "should have peace within thirty
days. " 7
The French took the ofensivc on the
second day of August, and captured the
heights of Saarbruck, with no opposition.
That was two weeks ago to-day, and a whole
history has been crowded into that brief space
a history of French defeat, and probably
of an entire change of government ia "the
grand nation." The great 'battle at Woerth
was fought on Saturday, the Cth, ami the
victory at Jlagenau was gained on the same
day. No report has reached us from either
side of the number of men engaged in these
battles, and the full story of losses has not
yet been told. Of this rapid march of events
the New York Sun says:
Previous to the astonishing operations of
Friday and Satarday last, the Prussian lines
extended from Landau 'in the Palatinate to
Treves in Rhenish Prussia, a distance of
aboat one hundred and thirty miles; and the
trench laced them with their rurhtat Jla-
cenau and their left at Sierck. Of the num
tier of the forces actually engaged on either
side we have no means or judging with cer
tainty; but the fact that General Von Moltke,
the Prussian Commander-in-Chief, did not
hesitate to move in three independent col
umns, separated from each other by distances
of sixty miles or more, and with none but
telegraphic communication with headquar
ters would lead to the conclusion that neither
of these two columns could have been less
than eighty thousand strong.
Moltke' s plan was to attack the French
right under McMahon near Weisscnburg, to
break through the French centre at Saar
bruck, and at the same time to advance from
the direction of Treves upon Sierck and
Thionville, driving back the left of the
French forces. A plan like this, involving
three separate battles, and, as the event
shows, two of tbem of the first importance,
could only have been undertaken by a com
mander confident alike in the superior num
ber of his troops and their superior fighting
qualities. What is surprising is, that each
of these battles resulted in a decisive victory
for the Prussians.
On the eastern extremity of the line tlie
Crowa Prince of Prussia advanced against
McMahon, the most esteemed of all the
French Generals, who had under him his
own corps ami a part, if not all, of that of
Oeneral failly. I lie result here was the to
tal defeat of McMahon, after a sanguinary
contest, and his retreat in the direction of
Bitchc, abandoning Alsace to the Prussiaas.
At the same time General Goeben, command
ing the Prussian centre, attacked the French
under Froissard at Saarbruck, and after a
prolonged and obstinate combat, with heavy
losses on both sides, drove thern from the
field, and succeeded in interposing his own
troops between the routed corp of Froissard
and the broken army of McMalion
fleeing from Hagenau, and in break
ing its communication with the French
headquarters. Simultaneously with these
two great battles, a third of less extent ap
pears to have been fought uion the Prussian
right by the troops under Prince Frederick
Charles, who pressed forward with equal for-,
tune, and drove the left wing of the French
out of Sierck into Thionville. It as even
reported that they had captured the last
named place; Imt tht is inqiossible.
In the face of such an accumulation of dis
asters, it is not surprising that the French
Government should lie as much demoralised
as its army, and both the Ministry and the
Empress-Regent should issue terrified ap
peals to the people, calling upon them to rise
to save the country from the new invasion of
an almost resistless conquercr. With these
so facts before us, it is useless to specu
late upon the probable developments of the
future. It is manifest that France is almost
as deeply humiliated by this defeat as by
that of Waterloo. There the Emperor had
all staked upon the issue of a single field;
here the Prussians liave won everything in
three separate and remote, yet contempora
Had the war ended and peace been de
clared after this short campaign, history
would .have had many brilliant scenes and
thrilling events to describe. But the Ger
mans continued to move on. They invested
Strasburg, and they assembled for the great
battle at Mctz. A Prussian victory at Metz,
the renowned fortress and the French bead
quarters, leaves nothing between the Ger
mans and Paris and so the Parisians con
sider it, for they have been engaged for ten
days in fortifying Paris. The victory has
been so rapid as to be astounding, and it
leaves Prussia and Russia as the two great
powers of Europe.
We believe Leavenworth County will go
to the Convention with a asked delegation.
Its eighteen men will be opposed to Clarke,
but the appearances now are that they will
throw their strength together on Congress
man and Governor, and that they will be ia
entire harmony with the true men of the
State who are laboring to redeem Kansas
from the control of a corrapt'aad wicked
ring. So we will hope and believe. The
reports that we should be divided and oar in?
fmence aeatralized arc not well founded.
Wc shall send our best men, men represent
ative of the public sentiment of the State.
The Controller of the Currency has re
ceived aboat 200 applications of banks under
the recently passed Currency act. The ap
plications are chiefly from Illinois, Indiana,
Michigan, Iowa, Wisconsin and Missouri.
It is believed that 300 or 400 new banks will be
hwoporated under the new kw. Inquiries
have been made from New York and elsewhere
respecting gold banks. Thus far only one
gold bank has been authorized, aad that one
is ia Boston aad will soon go into operatic,
having already deposited $308,000 of bonds.
Thb Republicans of Kiassn deserve credit
for having nominated another candidate for
Congress than the Hon. Sidney Clarke.
Clarke stand hi sach bad odor all over
the eeaaary that the leading Sepahlkaa pa
per of Boatoa pwwmaaces his
Before mt auimag at ear
Tm Jhaaliliraaw of tW IMiaais Fifth Dv
tricrhavwlriiiaatte Ml a
RfltMfl TOlC wT MAflVa HMMMKaT HL MT
a"aanaannBaaaaan,anaa aaaaaBM. aaaaam
d aeoffe oCfcak phta .- jHaRon
rraaw7""il ''MtmdeiJm "7
aihlr. HawLinnli to tm' KMjs a
the war Balk a
peach pikammge aafer the
jaagaaVwaaMa C U,
The Vmm is a Clarke MaSr1,
bexagalaad'OaVer.. Clarke ofpoaed ae1
peeffc aecd; not expect decant v-eatmeat-at
A iiiVlii"wM held ia Topeka Monday
jghtCapt Matthews made a speech of
irhkh the IZmtrd says:
'He said he was opposed to Sid. Clarke.
He thoagbt six years m oSce enough for
eae man. We had too many good men to
aHow this to be done. He said that Clarke
offered to hue him to stump the State; that
Clarke offered to discharge a rbate agent aad
give him the place, if he would stump the
State for him, (Clarke).
While colored men can be used as slaves
Clarke has no objection to being their mas
ter, bat when they think and act for them
selves he abuses them a he does all other
We have received a letter from Capt.
Matthews, written at Emporia. He says he
had a good meeting at Junction in oae of the
largest and finest halls ia the city. . The at
tendance was large, both white, and colored.
He also spoke at Council Grove, aad, on
Satarday evening, he addressed a-auge meet-
ins at Emporia, "lean safely say that
every colored man goes strong against Sid
ney Clarke, aad a large majority of the
white voters also. Through the portion of
the State where I have travelled Clarke is
more known by the name of the 'Black Bob'
aad 'Carpet Sack' man, than by any other
The area of the wheat crop is estimated
at one million acres, the same as in 181)
the contraction of the tillage in the old coun
tries, dae to the low prices of last fall, betag
to some extent compensated by the extension
of wheat culture to the new settlements.
The aggregate product of the wheat crop in
Minnesota will amount to 15,000,000 bush
els, against 18,500.000 in I860. The dimin
ished quantity, however, is counterbalanced
by the improved quality of the crop, the
berry being plump, white and heavy, even
when the straw is light
How vividly this despatch of Marshal
McMahon in reference to his recent over
whelming defeat brings to mind a certain
"grand strategic movement" during our re
cent war: "Wc anticipate," says the Mar
shal, "a great strategical advantage from the
advance of the enemy and his movements
within our territory." "I kept the fellow
down," said John Phoenix, in describing a
combat in which he was worsted, "by insert
ing my nose firmly between his teeth and
resolutely holding it there."
The wheat crop of Minnesota, it is repor
ted officially, will average fourteen or fifteen
bushels per acre, or twelve per cent, below
the Usual yield which for a series of years
has been raised. It is, however, stated that it
has been extremely difficult to form a reliable
judgment, on account of the extraordinary
inequalities in the condition of the crop
which prevails even in the same localities
and in the same fields.
Smucker, in his Public and Private Life
Louis Napoleon says: "Seventeen years
were the limit of the supremacy of Napoleon
I. Seventeen years the restored Bourbons
reigned. Seventeen years Louis Philippe
occupied the throne, and we may safely pre
dict that seventeen j cars will lie the longest
period allotted by the hand of Destiny to
the restored dynasty of the Ronjirtes. The
parallel may seem aburd, Imt it is ltus.il on
solid reasons, and deduced from rational in
ferences." The Empire was announced
about January, 1853.
The Pittsburgh Vmnmcrcial suggests, rela
tive to Louis Junior, lately " hnjrtized," etc,
that he probably wa- sent Iwck to Paris to
prevent the Prussians liiiUhiiig that baptis
mal ceremony by the loyimj on of htttut.
HOUSE OF CORRECTION.
Topeka, Kansas, Aug. 14th 1870.
To lh' Editor of The Timet:
In your daily issue of the 13th in.-U, you
touched the right chord when you said, "It
is becoming evident, that, a House of Cor
rection for young criminals must soon be es
tablished in Ihis State." This subject has
occupied my mind for some time, and I am
truly glad you liave broken the ice. It is a
subject, that in my opinion, cannot be over
estimated; the interest of the whole people is
too deeply involved in it for further delay.
The public have not only an interest in this
matter, but it is a public duty to take meas
ures to arrest, as far as practicable, an evil,
manifestly growing out of the improper, or
no management at all system of children by
indifferent or bad parents and guardians, and
the sooner these young offenders are removed
out of the way of such influence, the better it
will be, not only for them, but for the State,
in the more certain security for the person of
the citizen as well as that of his property.
But will anything be done? Will the subject
drop where you left it? Will it fall still born
at your feet? I hope not. It should be
pressed upon the attention of the next ses
sion of our Legislature. It is a question for
State action, ami one that cannot be left to
private enterprise. It should be the first on
the Legislative calendar; every day's delay
has its pernicious effects, with a correspond
ing loss of the good that will result to society
in its influence over the young, in the estab
lishment of an institution where these young
offenders may be taught; not only the dis
tinction between right and wrong, bat the
difference in the results of bad and good
conduct. But I thought only of making a
suggestion," and that is: That there shallhe
an organized and systematic effort made, to
accomplish so desirable a result. It seems
to me that a little system would enable the
State to make an institution of this kind not
onry pay its way, but pay a good interest on
the investment, whatever it might be. -Yours
ex., J. P. Greek.
Saline County rejoices with the rest of the
State that the Republican State Central Com
mittee decided on increase representation on
theSthiast We feel here that no political
demagogue can buy up the Convention, aad
have hope that some good man, the choice of
the people, will represent the State, let it be
who it may. Saline County will send
about three jfepnseatatives; whereas, oa the
old basis, we should have had oaly one.
MePhersoa coaaty, soath of as, will send
oae! I may as weD here mention one of
Side's pets there, who bow holds a comma-
Deaaty U.S. Marshal to take the
rkmakiag himself aajte caa
ak atuaat, as he has come oat
I learn he says
meat aaauaathiaa'whea the Grand Jary last
intiathkeaBBty. Thai shows that we are
by the paasaT.afaaaay. Haw if this is the
fattBaWaaafc fUH aVaVsVafaVMB aaaa-L-faawmtBl tM fM
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KKSiilljiiSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 1 1870-
fa he haw hart W' interest ii McPherssa
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of the vearj i Stoma
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; Jacksox Cocxtt Capi : Waa., F. Crekz,
Census Marshal for- Jacksoa "coaaty,
faraisbes as with the following ifetisda of
jiopalatica of that coaaty"; , s -x r
FcaiBkWtowBahip . 2,751
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The census rcturnx from Marshall eaanay,
as officially returned, to the County .Clerk,
show a population of 7,400, with 1,750
Domiphak Coukty. Under the call,' this
coaaty will be eataled to nine or tea dele
gates in the State Cnarentkm. Wayne town
ship which is a district by itself, possibly
will have but one delegate. We hardly
think the population of that township -win
exceed 2500. Donipha RepJMieam.
P. 8. Soner, Esq., informs us that the
ulation of Wolf River township is 1.
The population of Centre township be about
The population of Nemaha. County will
probably foot up about 8,000, as far as com
pleted the returns are as follows:
Bock Cretk, 79; Nemaha, 490; Char Creek,
30: Klchmood, 2.157; Capioau, 421; Valley, 777;
aaaklag a total of 4,958. '
Granada, Home, and Red Vermillion yet
to hear from. Seneca Courier.
Framkxix Coujity. The Ottawa Jimntal
says the population of the county is '10,410.
Of the city of Ottawa it says:
Total white males 1,476; total white
females 1,202; total colored males 131; col
ored females 129; total Indians 4; total num
ber of inhabitants, 2,942; value of real estate
in citr $1,873,830, personal property in city,
$845,615; total wealth of aty, $2,718,445.
Thus it will be seen the population of Ot
tawa has come nearer to that claimed than
that of any other city or town in the State, f
t 'i. r n. a- .:.:-.. : I
over 3,000, and even not so high; but this,
for the growth of six years, and a total
wealth of $2,718,445, is exceedingly gratify
ing. It will be noticed we have 274 white
males over females, while the sexes of the
colored population arc nearly the same.
Coffey Cochty. John Hamilton, of
Le Roy, and L. P. Heddens, of Burlington,
are running one ot Case's large threshing
machines, and have threshed out considera
ble grain about town. On David Grimes'
farm they threshed thirteen hundred bushels
of wheat and oats, which was considered a
very fair yield for the breadth sown.
On the farm of Allen Crocker they
threshed 1,030 bushels of wheat and oats.
His early sown wheat yields thirty bushels
to the acre, and the late sown twenty bushels.
His oat crop averages forty bushels to the
James Bethard will have 1,500 bushels of
grain. One stack of winter wheat already
threshed yields forty bushels to the acre.
Henry Eta has 1,200 bushels of grain. His
yield of wheat is heavy, and would have
been much larger had it not been for the rav
ages made by wild geese, which' resort in
countless numbers near his farm on the bot
tom. His oat crop shows a yield ot fifty-five
bushels to the acre.
Wc consider this a pretty fair showing for
small grain this season. The crops have
been bountiful throughout the county. Bur
Montgomery County. We liave had
several gentle and refreshing showers of rain
this week. Crops of every description look
very promising indeed. Even the late sod
com is now considered out of danger and
will yield a very fair crop. The so-called
"American desert" continues to disappoint
the croakers by blooming and blossoming
like the rose whenever touched by the hand
of industry. Parker Record.
Donifhas uochty. Tlie vathena JCe-
porter savs: "Hon. A. J. Mowry tens as
that he saw yesterday (Wednesday) morniag
at five minutes past two o'clock, a perfectly
formed rainbow in the heavens, extending
from the southeast to a little west of north.
The seven colors usual in a rainbow were all
perfectly visible, though not so bright as in a
bow formed bv the sun. It lasted for some
time, Imt gradually faded away."
The Trov JiennNiean savs : " The rains of
Saturday and Sunday have settled the ques
tion of crots in this county. Doniphan
countv will have an excellent crop of corn
and of mt kinds of vegetables. The rain
on Ninday was general ana very neavy.
Considerable wind came with it, in some
parts of the countv, blowing down a vast
amount of corn. The storm was still heavier
at Hiawatha, and nl points farther west.
From what wc can glean from our exchanges,
wc lielicvc Doninliaii will excel any other
county in the State for a general good crop."
Washington County. Through the
kindness of Hon. A. S. Wilson, deputy U.
S. Marshal, wc give below the population of
this county, as taken by him: nxslungton
township males, b&l, lemales, ooo; total,
1,238. Lincoln township males, 862, fe
manes, 671 ; total, 1,533. Clifton township
males, 404, females, 309; total, 713. Mill-
crcek township males, 314, female, 283;
total 597. Grand total. 4.081. Excess of
males over females, 913. Population, by
las census, 3S3. Increase since 1860, 3,698.
Number of dcatlis in the year ending June
1st, 31. Wiuhinylo Mayiiel.
We learn of a sad disaster which hainiencd
one day las week, resulting in the burning
of tlie property of Mr. A. II. Dcxcndorf, who
resides on Ilea vcr creek in tins county, it
seems that -Mr. .ucsemion nan purcnavcii
lumber to build a house, and preparatory to
building, dug a cellar and was living in it.
rrom some cause the lumber caught nre, ami
before assistance could be summoned, the
whole fabric tocether with wearing apparel
and about $200 in currency, was destroyed,
leaving him wholly destitute with a large
familv of children. " Our worthy citizen, Jno.
McKennett, hearing of tire catastrophe, at
once circulated a paper asking aid. and we
are informed our citizens roqionded very
Jefferson County. The census of Jef
ferson countv has been completed, and the
total population foots up 12,oC5. There arc
three representative districts in the county,
and the population of each is as follows:
Nineteenth district, 3,810; twentieth, 2,120;
twentv-first. 6.201. The iHHSiUtion of tlie
county in 1860, was 4,459. The increase of
population within the last ten years has been
nearly JW per cent.
Clarke eatesi at (lie axlaalac,
From the Doniphan County Br publican. J
The Republican State Central Committee
met at Lawrence on the 9th insL, and Issued
a call for a State Convention on tlie 8th of
September. The representation was changed
from tne old plan oi one ironi eacn district
to population basis, giving one delegate to
every 2500 population or a fractional part
thereof in each of the districts. IJ is a
xvioryjor the people aad a defeat to diqHtt,
rings and thyatcrs. The Convention this
year will have from 200 to 250 delegates,
ibsu-3u oi auoui w unoer uie oki pian. .a
larxer convention would have suited us bet
ter, but we arc thankful for the victory as it
is. This meeting was looked to with much
interest. As many as sixty prominent Re
publicans from different parts of the State
were present at the deliberations of the Com
mittee, and the spectators were almost unani
mous for a large convention. The session of
the Committee was not without its squalls
yet after a long and protracted session, six
oat or the nine members ot tnc uommraee
itted apon a plan, and a victory for the
people was the resak. This opens the great
battle of the rnmiag campaign, and the dif
ferent aspirants, and candidates and friends
now bwwsometluWofthe work before them,
aad we predict the fight will wax in warmth
aatil the convention is over.
The main feature of the contest will be
the noatination of a candidate for Congress;
that Msue all tokL is Clarke or anti-Clarke.
There is some interest in the contest for
Governor, which has narrowed down to
Osbern or Harvey. So we go.
Fiam the OUawa Journal.
We have heard it aaggested, more
case, taat lae oary
i m OBaoe, aaa seaoci
the Beasts as have net 1
these ai-rraeenriqaarrek. Itia
chaplaa jm aaocea
ro year, the eld
ad if a
iwacacal mbiuJi for the
Bath aaaKS aakMMat
by the Be
wail aare for
W MlaflJjalv WJ" WVjM
Iff $ it niKi.ri
r t is
hax rAJtncciABs or the kkest
. Aaeast 16. The followinr ad-
ii parbcabws of the second battle
a ' - . - - V
hat takea place near Metz, were re
al thischy lastnkfat. -Late oa the
i or Jtoadar the First .and Second
Army corns riroroaslr attacked the
forces aader tae walls or Jfetx. A
conflict ensued. The French, at
b driven within the walls of the
cfrvithakwsof 4.000 men. On the same
day a grand recoanoissance, under King
wiaaam m person, maintained itseir some
hoars -within the two lines of the French
dafcaces without any effort on the part of the
rwaiiu to Qtsioage n. xnis act snows ine
nller demoralization of the French forces.
the mcseiAxs capture a fortress near
Nw York, August 16, 12:15 p. m.
The following has just been received here:
Satzbxe, August 16 Tlie forties of Mor
salj'a small town a little northeast of Nancy,
has''been captured by a bodv of Bavarian
traaps after a short bombardment. Sixty
caaaaa, which constituted the armament of
the -'fortress, were surrendered to th Ba-
L tax MOVEMENTS OF THE PRUSSIANS.
A Paris, August 16 An official desiatch
final the Prefect of Metz to the Minister of
the Iateror savs: A body of German Uhl
aaias has been seen in the neighborhood of
OaatBKicy, marching towards Bar le Due
UKICATIONS CUT OFF BETWEEN 8TRAS-
BtTRO AND THE FRENCH ARMY.
It is feared in Paris that McMahon' corps
aad around Strasburg is entirely cut off
any communication with tlie balance
of the French army.
MVARIANS NOT YET SUPPLIED WITH THE
- NEEDLE HUN.
The Bavarians in the Prussian service have
net yet been supplied with the needle gun.
- JTAKCY UIVEN UP TO THE PRUSSIANS.
Paris. Ausust 15 The newspapers cx-
ahaa that Nancy has been given up to the
Prassians because it is an open city, and the
French troops retired to Ton), which beimr
a fortified place gave them a better chance to
the Prussian advance.
8TRASBURO STILL HOLDS OUT.
the Prussian reports to the contrary notwith
standing. PRUSSIANS GOVERN CAPTURED TOWNS.
Arrivals from Metz report that the Pros-
place administrative officials in every
captured rrench village.
WHAT THE LAST MOVEMENT OF THE FRENCH
, Ths Li Tempi siys the Mirpa-e of the last
movement of the French forces is evident;
the Prussians, numerically superior, wanted
to interpose lictween our troops and their
supplies. This was defeated by the move
ments of the French who repulsed the at
tack intended to prevent their crossing the
Moselle. Our forces will now take up a
strong position and prepare for a great battle,
which is ardently awaited by the entire
army. Public confidence here, as to the re
sult of a pitched battle, is very weak.
FROM THE NEW YORK TRIBUNE'S CORRES
PONDENT AT CHALONS.
New York, August 15 A special to the
fr"6tfite, dated London, August loth, says:
Our special corresjioiident writes from Cha
lons, Friday : All except the military rail
way train-, have been stopped. Military
trains arc encumbered with a large quantity
of officers' baggage, and supply trains arc
delayed. Three trains have arrived from
Meti filled with the Emperor's (icrsonal out
fit carriages, books, bed, sofas and other
Injuries. The soldiers in the meantime are
on half ration--.
FROM MANHEIM Pl'HIN(; FORWARD THE
Our corresioiidenl writes from Manheim
Thursday, that notwithstanding the Germans
are numerically siiierior, preiMrations con
tinue without cessation. Military trains are
pushing steadily onward, and regiments pas
through here daily.
i A Prussian second line of the German
jxmy is now moving forward to support the
first! Until to-day this second line, espe
cially on the left flank, hardly existed, all
efforts going to strengthen the front. Not
until the fir-t line was completed did the
ssxnd begin to take a position. It is now
completely formed and placed. It is com
posed almost wholly of Prussian troops, ami
is ierhaiis even ajbetter army than the first.
FACTS AND FANCIES.
Our correspondent at Ludwigsliaven,
writes on Friday: Since .he battle of Wisc
senhurg, numbers of prisoners have been
captured daily, and that many also fled to the
woods and villages and are compelled from
hunger to surrender. The country is ex
hausted and the imputation almost famished.
Even the German soldiers lacked bread for
one day. The people are bitterly hostile;
twentyasants were shotbya court martial,
for mutilating ami murdering the wounded.
A protestaiit Sister of Charity testified that
one ieasant near her, hacked a wounded
Bavarian to pieces with a scythe, ami that
his son ait another wounded man's throat
Even tlie members of the Sanitary Corps,
who arc distinguished by a red cross on a
white ground, were killed by shots from the
houses. Great numbers of 'troops continue
to arrive from all parts of Germany.
WHO COMMANDS THE FRENCH ARMY?
Our corresomlent writes from Paris, Sun
day night, that it is uncertain whether the
Emperor or Bazainc commands. No decree
Iras yet made Bazainc Generalissimo. Count
Palikao's statement is equivocal. Nothing
proves that the Emperor may not at any mo
ment reapcnr at the head of the army.
Changarnier in is great favor, but no com
mand as yet assigned him.
lias been appointed commander of the Tenth
cor)s with headquarters at Hombnrg.
WHAT THE NEW YORK nERALD'S CORRES
New York, August 16 The Herald'
London special correspondent telegraphs that
the position of the French is most critical,
and it is doulited if they can relieve them
selves. The Prussian army is believed to
be a million rtronj;. He alo telegraphs
from Paris: There rs immense popular ex
citement in Paris, ami great difficulty in con
trolling the population, impressed as they arc
with the belief that the Government is res
itonsible for the disastrous condition of
THE BELGIAN ARMY MOVING ON THE FRON
I have it on the lest authority from Brus
sels that the whole of the Belgian army is
moving to the frontiers of Holland and Dutch
Luxemburg. It is supposed that the neutral
ity of both of these States is threatened by
Prussia. The Belgians have voted an appro
priation of twenty million of francs to fortify
Antwerp immediately, and Belgian artillery
arc cxiienmenting wiin newly invented
FRENCH ACCOUNT OF THE BATTLE NEAR
Paris, August 15 The following im
portant official dispatch to the Empress Eu
genie is just made public in this city:
"Lnneville, August 14, 10 a. m. The
armv commenced to cross to the left bank of
the river Moselle, this a. m. Our advance
guard had no knowledge of the presence of
anv force of the enemy; when half the army
had crossed over the Prussians saddenly at
tacked us in grcal force. ' After a fight of
four hours they were repulsed wita great
loss to them.
THE PRUSSIAN ACCOUNT.
Rkrun. Aucnst 15 The Queen of Prus
sia to-day received the folfowrnjr official des-
Stcli, dated in the vicinity of Metz, on Sun
"A victorious combat occurred near Metz
to-day. The troops of the First and Seventh
corps d'armee participating in the action. I
hasten to toe scene oi connia.
napoleon's pboclamatiow on leaving
Metz. Aaeast 13 8 o'clock a. ra. The
Prefect of Moselle telegraphed from his de
partment to the Minster of the Interior:
The Emperor left to-day at 2 o'clock for
Verdaa, aaxoanajucd by the Pnacelmpenai.
Before leaving his Majesty" caused the fol
lowing proclamation to be issaed:
"On metins: rou to fiaht the invaders I
confide to year patriotism The defence of this
great city. You will never alhwr the eae-
my to teze aosseaaoB oi r""- "
France, aad It yon wiM i-Mate the army
wlefaMtraad eoarage. 'I shall ever re
BeamarwagiaMaaetaejeeeaBea l nave
foam! aithiB jaa wins, aad hnpr trt br afrit
toretara aad taaakyea for year aeaw eea-
LowDojr, AagaatlS, S T. Jt-A
battle is reported as hariac occurred
aear Metz, this Braising, ia which the Pras
sians woe Twaanas.
TTTE PRUSSIANS ADVANCE.
London, Augast 15 The Prnsiiaan have
arrived at VigaeeJ, a few miles from Metz,
aad are. swarming up the Moselle. The
French blew up two bridges at "Vigneur to
check the rapid advance of the Germans.
A portion op m mahon's corps arrived
Paris, Augast 15 Thirty thousand troops
of McMahon s corps, who were cut off from
the French army and believed to have fallen
into the hands of the Prassians, have arrived
at Strasburg safely.
Paris, August 15 Twenty French citi
aens of Woerth were shot by the Prussians
in retaliation for cruelties said to have been
inflicted on wounded German prisoners.
DISSATISFACTION AND CONSTERNATION
TAKING POSSESSION OF THE PEOPLE OF
Metz, Thursday Dissatisfaction is in
creasing among tlie soldiers, disorganiza
tion is spreading in the service, and conster
nation Is gaining possession of the people.
More than 100 families of the neighboring
peasantry have entered Metz, flying from the
Prussians. The streets are filled with carts,
bedding, furniture, and military trains.
Amid the confusion the Prefect of the De
partment publishes a note that no stranger
be allowed to remain in Metz without sixty
The Prussian advance guard, forty
thousand strong, is approaching.
RETREAT OF NAPOLEON FROM METZ.
London. Ausust 14 Advices from Metz
state that the French array has withdrawn
to the west bank of the Moselle. McMahon
is at Toul, twelve miles west of Nancy. Tlie
evacuation of Metz is considered certain.
Napoleon's retreat from Metz is fully con
firmed. A FRENCH BATTALION ROUTED.
A despatch from Nancv. via Berlin, dated
Saturday night, savs that a French battalion,
moving towards Metz, was encountered in
the morning, on the railway near Pont-a-Mousson,
and retreated, leaving its baggage
trains in the hands of the Prassiaas. .
FORAGE CUT OFF.
The Prussian cavalry have destroyed a
portion of the railway between Frouara and
Paris, cutting off supplies and forage for the
NANCY IS TAKEN BY THE PRUSSIANS.
Paris, August 14 Nothing new from
headquarters of the army. Telegraphic
communication was interrupted yesterday
between Paris and Nancy. Last night the
authorities at Toul sent a despatch to Paris
stating that Nancy was occupied by the Prus
sians. This news Is confirmed this morning.
TrooiM and artillery are leaving hourly for
The French yesterday offered battle to the
Prussians but they did not accept.
If the French are defeated at Metz, the
Pnissiars will find another army at Unions
and another at Paris.
THE FALL OF NANCY CONFIRMED THE
FRENCH IN FULL RETREAT.
T-nviwis- Anmist 1 1 A special despatch
from Hugenau, to-day, says that McMahon's
army evacuated Nancy yesterday, on the ap
nroach of the Crown Trince's army, and
retreated across the Moselle to the fortress of
Toul. The French destroyed the fine bridge
of seven arches, which sianned the river.
The force of the Crown Prince now occupy
Nancy, and Frouard is at the junction of tlie
Paris, and Strasburg Bailway. Tlie head
quarters of the united armies of rrolenck
Charles and General Steinmetz, are at Henry,
on the direct line with Saarbruck and within
twenty miles of Metz. Tlie three Prussian
armies are concentrating rapidly in the
ncichborhood of Nancv. The King has
gone to Forbach. BNiuarck is at Saarbruck.
It is reported that Napoleon asked for an
armistice, but wxs refused. The Crown
Prince lias entered Thioncville, which place
was evacuated by the French after their po
sition had been turned. All the roads be
tween our boundary and Mctz are closed.
THE PRUSSIANS DEMAND OF THE CITIZENS
OF NANCY 500,000 FRASCS.
The Eijxrance of Nancy states that after all
the French soldiers had left the city the
Prussians came in Friday evening at four
o'clock, when the Mayr was ordered to pre
sent himself before tlie Commander of the
Prussian fortes. The town wxs made to yay
five hundred thousand franc. llequiitioas
were also made for large quantities of ra
tioiti and forage.
STRASBURG BOMBARDED, HUT NOT YET
Karlsruhe. Aucust 14 SstrasiMirg was
liombarded with red hot shot Friday, and
the bombardment was resumed on Saturday.
Tlie besieged asked a iwrley, and were given
forty-eight hours to decide whether they
A GREAT BATTLE FOUGHT THE TKUfcIANS
St. Louis, Aiigut 15 A despatch from
London says that it: the lattlc fought yester
day, near Mctz. Iwth sides claim a victory.
A later despatch from the same place says
there was another battle near .mciz, in wnicn
the Prussians were victorious.
FRENCH CHAMBERS UNWORTHY TUBLIC RE
London, August 10 The IMily TikmapKs
Pans correspondent writes that tlie rrencn
Chamber arc unworthy public respect.
Were the members not elected by fraud ami
ojercion, tliey might le trusted as a com
mittee of public safety.
IN A STATE OF SIEGE.
Paius, August 16 Algeria has Iwen de
clared by the French authorities to be in a
state of siege.
Tlie Journal Officiate contains a decree de
claring Cherbourg, Brest, Loricnt ami Koclic
fort in a state of siege.
ITEMS FROM FRENCH OFFICIAL BULLETINS.
The following items are from French offi
cial bulletins: The Pmssiaas are not seen
in any great force before Strasburg.
The town of Bitche still holds out against
The railway bridge at Hcrgeshciin, on the
line between StraslHirg and Basel has leen
destroyed by the enemy.
FRENCH JOURNALS ON THE POSITION.
French journals complain of the brevity of
despatches from the seat of war, even the
Conrtitutiond (semi-official) says tlie des
patches ilo not give a very precise idea of the
position of eitlier army. The Mmitcur pub
lished yesterday an article full of confidence
ami resolution. The following is an extract,
and is a fair exhibit of the French wess:
"Everything progresses well. The enemy
makes" haste to finish his work. He knows
full well the prolongation of war will ex
haust his forces and augment ours His tac
tics alone show we liave only to gain time, to
divert the Prussian from his lose of oiicra
tions while defending our ground inch ly
inch. The passage at arms which took place
yesterday under the guns of Metz is the first
act in a new drama. Eight days hence the
energy that has marked the first operations
of the invaders will have given way to dis
couragement and exhaustion. Our fortified
towns all hold out. Bitche, Pfalzburg and
Verdun arc all defended by the army, .and
their inhabitants answer with their guns to
the arrogant summons of the enemy. The
National defense commences; see your Na
tional Guards, Garde Mobile and Volun
teers, who are on their way to the Vosges
mountains. There shall the Prussians find
their graves. They have asked for war of
races, and such they shall have."
Ta nmdihdiamde. savs: The plan of con
quest of the Prassians cannot any longer be
a matter of doulit. Tlie German Empire
takes advantage of the Hohenzollern dynasty
to inaugurate its tiolicy oi spoliation oi me
French territory in the departments which
the chances of war has given to the enemy.
The King of Prussia commands at present
as Territorial Sovereign. The Prussian gov
ernment which pretends to be so well in
formed about men and things in Pans does
not seem to lie very strong in the town of
Alsace, which will know how to find means
to regain the national flag. In place of con
scripts, all men from sixteen to fifty years of
age rush -to arms. Prussian journals con
tinae to pour forth their insults against the
FULL ACCOUNT OF THE RECENT POPULAR
DEMONSTRATION AT LYONS.
Lyons, August 16 The Conner lias a long
statement of the popular demonstration
which recently occurred here: Yesterday
mormne about 11 o'clock a popular commo
tion, arising from bad news from the army,
took place ia Place Croix Boasse, which end
ed in a deplorable conflict between the police
aad tae people, mtieaian of tae aamir
have been maeh it ami rittri The origiaa-
terof the troable was aa old notary, Lontil-
loa ay aaaae, wen kbowb ww pouueu ww
iocs. This- aanoa ilamluml upon tae
afahasiamaa tha eaatre of Place
a aaeeah to a groap of
few at the start,
but in a short time a large crowd asm
Cries of "VjcLaenubliaae,'
to be heard on all sides. They
called aaaa to stop by the'aohce: r 1 tt Mna
persisted in his declamation, calling aaaa
the audience to defend him by the aid of
stones. The aatnonues seized the orator,
aorwhbstaadiBg the violence of the crowd,
but one of them, havaar allowed a rawer to
draw his sword from it scabbard, was struck
in the abdomen, from which wound he died
in a few moments. Fire or six policemen
were wounded. Leatilfoa and the other
principal rioters were arreated aad takea to
prison brtween two ale ot soldiers. Amass
of the population of Place Croix Rousse
took no part in these violent proceeding. It
was all caused by a few turbulent characters.
These demonstrations are generally de
nounced. Gen. Causade, commander at Lyons, is
sued a proclamation warning our people
against future disturtance, and announcing
the readiness of the authorities to repress
Pauls, August 16 The Gaubis says the
public were astonished to find the despatch
announcing the engagement at Longeville
signed only by Napoleon. That journal adds
that it was countersigned by Bazainc, but the
latter name was suppressed in the publication
of the despatch, winch was regular in every
other respect. -
Seventy-five arrests were made in the Vil
Edmund Altotit, correspondent of the
Stir, is heard from. He is alive ami well,
and w ill soon return to Paris.
THE EMPEROR WILL NEVER AGAIN RE SEEN
New York, August 15 A special to the
Tribune from London says: Our special cor-re-qxnident
from Paris, Sunday evening, says
public feeling is more and more hostile to
the Emperor. It is openly said in Cafes, rail
way trains, and public places, that come what
may, the Emperor will never again be seen
in Paris. The people express their opinion
with cnenrv. not now fearing the mouchards.
The spies themselves must rqiort that opin
ion as becomine universal, but "not sur
render" is the general cry among all clames.
They called the Emiieror an imbecile, and
his ueneraLs. courtiers and traitors; but tlie
strongest imperialists say, of course, the
"enemy must be driven out of France," and
they are under the full impression that tlie
Nation can and will conquer.
The Opinion Autionale ventured to say that
after wliat ussed in the UiamberH yesterday,
there is already a cliange of government,
tliat the Corps Lvgislatif is virtually a com
mittee of imblic safety, ami that the power is
traasfcrred from the Tuillcries to the Palais
THE CORPS LEGteLATIF NOT IN SEsMOX.
Paris, August 15, p. m. The Corps Leg
islatif is not in session to-day, having ad
journed until to-morrow in honor of the Em
press' file day.
EXCITEMENT CAUSED BY THE EXPULSION OF
GERMANS FROM FRANCE.
Washington, August 15 Baron Gerolt
and the attaches of the Prussian Legation
liave been in much excitement on account of
the final order issued by Napoleon expelling
all Germans owing allegiance to Prussia from
French territory within three days from the
receipt of the order.
Minister fWashlsirn, in whose charge the
interests of the North German subjects were
placed on the retirement of the Prussian
Minister from Paris, telegraphed the fart to
the Slate Deartiuent Saturday, and stated
that the carrying out of the order would en
Liil untold loss and suffering on the North
German population in France, and asking
for instructions. Our Government has done
all in its power (o prevent this order being
made, but without avail, the French Govern
ment having the right to not only cxel
Prussians, but to confiscate their prrty.
Baron Gerolt is much excited about the mat
ter, and has visited the State Department
several times to-day to learn the action of
our government. He bitterly denounces this
arbitrary measure, and says it is done to
gratify the mob of Paris, who are anxious to
get rid of the German tailors, shoemakers
ami other mechanics. He says there are
aNmt two hundred thousand Germans in
Paris alone, ami possibly two million in
France; the larger portion of these are me
ilianics, ami to drive them off with their
families at such short notice would certainly
entail muili suilering upon tjicni.
The French Legation justify the action of
their government and say that in Paris there
are over 30,000 North Germans banded to
gether a--. Trade Unions ami other associa
tions, and that these are known to be the
leaders of all the revolutionary demonstra
tions in Paris, and it is well kmiwn to the
Freiu h government that these men liave
money distributed amoiiy them tosastain and
urge then i to excite revolutions, and also,
that when tiny are to lie drafted or enrolled
in the French service, they at once claim ex
emption on the ground that they are subjects
of North Germany, although many of them
have leen residing in France since their lioy
hood, and receiving the benefits of her pro
tection Ac. They cbim that the onler
e.ii-elling all such from the French territory
is justifiable and according to all usages of
THE PEFENl'Efi OF PARIS.
liO.vpoN, August 14 Some of tlie Paris
journals having doubted tliat Paris is really
being put in a state of defence, the Journal
Offic'mle states, by authority, tliat all the ma
terial necessary for the anning of Paris is in
Paris itself, where more than six hundred
cannon are already mounted on the walls of
those forts whii.li are likely to be first threat
ened with attack. The work of placing
others in ixMtion continues without interrup
tion day and night. Yesterday 7,500 work
men were engaged in cutting ofT tlie streets
leading into Paris. This work is nearly
completed, and nothing remains but lo close
up tlie openings in the walls ami to place the
draw-bridges in position. Thousands of
laborers are occupied outside the wall, on
earthworks, mines ami ditches, which areto
connect and complete the network of fortifi
cations around the Capital. The Journal
then says if these doubts and insinuations are
renewed, their authors will have to answer
for their conduct Iwforc a council of war.
BURNING OF A STEAMMIIP.
London, August 15 Tlie steamship Penn
sylvania was entirely destroyed !y tire here
on lat Sntunlay evening.
London, August 15 It is said that tlie
rcax n of Em press Car lot ta has been a wa kened
by events now transpiring on the continent.
She manifested the deepest interest in the
GREAT KVLNTS EXrECTED.
liOXDON, August 15 Great events are ex
pected at the rnissian ri oi rviei u
ITALY ASm NPAIX.
Ijinimn. August 15 Revolutionary move
ments of a dangerous tha racier have recently
occurred in itaiv, as wen as in opain.
Proclamations establishing republics in both
countries are hourly expected.
ARREST OF MAZZINI.
Florence. Auzu-t 15 Despatches from
Palermo announce the arrest yesterday of
Mazzuu; he had just arrived from Oenoa.
rath af Aaaalral rarracaf.
Portsmouth, N. IL, Aug 14 Admiral
Farratnit died to-day very peacefully at 12
o'clock, precisely, surrounded by his family
ami friemls, at tlie residence of Gmimodore
Derrick, at the avy Yard. His remains
will be deposited temporarily in the vault
here until the final resting place is decided
Washington, August 14 The Secretary
of the Navy has officially announced tlie
death of Admiral Farragut with the remark
that the record of his deeds are written tm
the noblest lagoi of history and his death
will be mourned Iry the whole people, who
loved while they honored him. He will be
buried from St. John's church, Portsmouth,
on the 17th inst
Portsmouth. N. II., August la The
flags at Uie navy yard and all over the city
are at half mast to-day. The Masonic fra
ternity, of which Farragut was a member,
has been invited to attend the funeral on
Wednesday. The Odd Fellows were also in
vited. The body is being embalmed. All
business will be suspended here oa Wednes
Fteawiratt a far the Fwawral AaV
rVtamaoviH. Anraat 16 Extraordinary
TawrauaiiraM are aarW for the funeral of
Admiral Fariagat oa Wednesday. It is
expected that the marines at this station,
Boatoa aad Portland, the Manchester Guards
aadtbeGmad Army of the BepuWic will
de escort duty.
( Paris, August 16. The sub-Prefect, of
iVcrdaa, telegraphs as follows to the Minister
of the Interior:
j "Verdun, Augast 15, 6 a. m. No news
from Metz nothing is known to haveac
curred to-day. All day yesterday the roar
of cannon was beard between Metz and Ver
dun. Persons who reached here from that
direction say a great battle was fought,
opening at day break aad that the Prussians
lost more than 40,000 men in the combat.
and were completely defeated. During yes
terday morning at the extremity of my
arrondisscment, 28 kilometres from the for
tifications of Verdun, the enemy had hern
seen directing his retreat to the south."
Though this intelligence wxs transmitted
by authority, the government has not been
able to verify it ami it is given to the public
under reserve by the Minister of the Inter
ior. New York, August 16 A Iiondon
special to the irrMsays advices from Paris
state that a very hostile feeling exists to
wards Napoleon, and some feeling is evinced
towards the Emres.s from recent Ministe
rial appointments. Cries of "vive It Ke
pubUque" were heard in all parts of the city.
Beliable information is received of the de
jected state of the Emperor, who Is constant
ly overheard repeating to himself, "On ma
Mr. Gaillandct telegraphs from Paris to
the Courier that the Left will bring forward a
new proposition in the Corps liCgislatif to
day, for the Committee of Public Safety.
Another French reverse he thinks will bring
Paris, August It!, p. m. Official confirm
ation of the news of the great victory over
the Prussians is impatiently awaited. Great
crowds of people arc collected at the Bourse,
at the Minister of the Interior, ami in the
Important news was received from Stras
burg to-day. The Prassiaas in that vicinity
seem inclined to retire. Some shots were
exchanged. Tlie people of Strasburg are
determined to deftnd that place to the List
Proceedings in theCoriM Legislatif, to-day,
were exciting and important. Deputy Kellar
said: For three days now the troops liave
been fighting, ami no news received as to
what has Iwen accomplished. In such a sit
uation of affairs, the Chamber could not
think of any other matters. The meeting of
the Corps must be iennanent, to await com
munications from the Minister of the Inte
rior. Count Palikao said, he was not prepared
to sjwak of the defeat the Prussians were said
to have sustained, but of serious cliccks, forc
ing them to retire and forego their attcnit
to disturb the retreat of the French army.
He had no official despatches touching the
events oi esterday, Isit had read news from
reliable sources ami might stite that the
Pnisiann had been checked several times,
and were retiring towards Commerry. In a
few tlajs a much greater force would be un
der the command of Marshal Bazainc, the
only and tmc Commande-in-Cliicf. The
minister then retired.
The Patrie publishes an article saying that
false reports have been circulated that no
arms are to he obtained. The Pairie affirm.-.
that there is a complete supply of arms of all
The Monittnr says that during the Inttlc
of Sunday, Marshal Bazainc had in position
a masked battery of Metrailleurs. Four reg
iments of Prussian lioyal Guards approached.
The latteries were unmasked and two of the
regiments completely annihilated.
The following is an order of the day is
sued by McMahon:
"Soldiers In tne battle of the 6th of
August fortune betrayed your courage, but
you yielded ysir positions only after heroic
resistance, which lasted no less tlian nine
baurs. You were 35.000 against 140,000,
and were overwhelmed by force of numliers.
Under these conditions, defeat Is glorious,
and history will say that in the battle of
Fraschweillcr, the French showed the great
est valor. You liave suffered heavy losses,
but those of the enemy are greater. Al
though you have not been sticccs.sfiil,yMi see a
cause in your misfortune which makes the
Emperor satisfied in you ami the entire coun
try. I recognize tliat you have worthily sus
tained tlie honor of the flag. Iet us show
that tin sigh subjected to the severest test, the
firt corps, forgetting these, closes up its
ranks; and, God aiding us, let us seize a great
and In-illiant revenge.
The Prune gives the following explanation
of the movements of the Prussians: After
the battle of Forbach, on the 6th, the army
of Prince Charles advanced ami established
its quarters at St. Avoid. After the Inttlc of
Weissenburg the army of Prince lioyal went
by way of Saverne to Nancy.
New York, August 16 A siecial
despatch to tlie Herald, dated London, Kith,
says the following letter from lien. Pros
chcr, commanding the Zouaves of McMa
hon's corps tell the story of the demolition
of those fine soldiers:
"Saverne, August S, It is a mirarle I
am still alive without a scratch, but my
heart is broken ami I am overwhelmed with
grief at the fate of my ioor officers and my
poor soldiers. I dare not tell you how
many I have lost. The gallant fellows
fought like lions ami heroes. Out of sixty
officers, forty-seven were killed, wounded or
missing. I have Imt hve caisains here out
of thirty. All mv adjutantsind marching
sergeant and maiors shared the nme fate.
Better or more gallant men never breathed.
My horses were all cajitiired. Out of all I
had, all that remains is the clothes I wear
ami seventy-five francs in my ocket. My
baggage, with that of the Marshal's was
taken. I don't care for tliat, but I can't help
crying inwardly when I think of all the men
I 'lost. We fought like lions. Sixty-five
thousand against 100,000. The enemy sur
rounded us on all side. The General com
manding was killed. Alfred deGrammont,
the Duke's brother, lost an arm. The other
corps suffered almost as much as our own.
McMahon behaved splendidly ami did all
that any man could do, but he had not men
enough. He was unable to cope with 10,
000 men with three times more
artillery than he had. Ncverthelcsf,
wc reflected heavy loss on them, and that
was dsibtless the reason we were not more
vigorously pursued. Had such been the case
the disorder would have been fearful. It is
had chough as it is. The battle began at
-"f. After dark there was a pouring rain,
in which wc had to he without tents or fire
ami lie down in the mud. During the previ
ous day we had marclied seventy kilometres,
from the lattlc field to Saverne. We are
doomed to irarccl inaction. We have Isit
50O or 600 Zouaves, without knapsacks, few
clothe ami little food, but we have arras ami
do not complain. We are without officer",
ami are n.si commissioned and can't be sent
London, August 16 A document ac
credited to Bismarck is now circulating in
Prussia declaring for the territorial aggran
dizement of Prussia as a result of the war.
Vienna, August 16 Baron Beust
licly denies any attenit on his iiart to me
diate in the war lictween France and Pru-vLi.
Key West, Fla., Angu-t 16. General
Ryan, who arrived from Cuba, via Nassau,
says be has an important commission, and
hopes to lie in Cuba again in thirty-five days ;
that war continues unabated and the Span
iards defeated twentv-three times daring
Jul. He attacked "450 Spanish soldiers
with fifty men, and killed eighty and
123. The Cubans are eoaadeMoi
and a sneedv end of the strug
gle. Ryan goes to New York
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