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VOLUME XI.-NUMBER 1578.
CHARLESTON, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 12, 1871.
EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR.
BISMARCK AND FAYRE STRIKE
The Tenas Signed-The Imperialists In
a Ferment -The English Favor the
Restoration of the Bonapartes -Ad?
vices Allowed to Leave Paris-Arrival
of a Peace Messenger with the Ol ive
Branch from Versailles.
LONDON, January 25.
A special to the Telegram says that all the
evening journals confirm the dispatches pub?
lished by the morning press o? the surrender
ol Paris. The surrender was In the terms
suLTjested by Bismarck, and is approved here
by the pres3 unanimously.
The Committee of Defence has entrusted
Favre, I learn on g<sod authority, to make the
best terms he can, but to bring the conflict to
a clojj?. In any case, there is a general agree?
ment in official circles that the end is momen?
tarily at hand, as lar as the defence of Paris is
The Imperialists are active, and the English
Government is known to favor the restoration
of thc Bonaparte dynasty under the Regency.
Advices are allowed to leave Paris endorsed
by influential residents approving this termi?
nation of the war.
L'Echo speaks authoritatively on the ques?
tion of surrender, aud It has leaked out that a
loreign office messenger, who has arrived
from Versailles, has brought the surrender
signed by Favre and Bismarck.
Favre Not in England.
LONDON, January 26.
The French consul discredits the report that
Favre has arrived In England.
The Infant Powers Uneasy.
COPENHAGEN, January 23.
The Minister of War, supporting the budget,
expressed the belief that the condition of Eu?
rope was dangerous, to the smalt powers, and,
however peaceably Inclined, they might be
forced into war for the defence ol their inde?
LONDON, January 25.
The Times has a special, dated Versailles,
January 24, saying that Jules Favre Is ther,e
proposing a surrender of Paris and its garrison .
witu the" honors of war. The attack on St.
Denis and the disaster of the 19th are sup?
posed to be the cau-e of the proposition. The
Germans regard Favre's terms as inadmissible.
Trochu is?ick and Vinoy commands. The dis?
patch adds that the terms of surrender will
take time, as the Frencli demands are leo
The Times says editorially, that ir Favre re?
fuses to capitulate on the German terms, Bis-. |
marck has the acceptance of them by Napoleon*
and the Empress, and threatens to restore
The Conference is again adjourned for a
week. A resolution coniluing the discussions
to the Paris treaty was adopted.
LONDON, January 20.
Advices to the 25lh say the presence of ]
Favre at Versailles Is unconfirmed. It was re?
garded as doubtful on 'Change and consols fell
off. A week's adjournment of the Conlerence
ls attributed to thetibsence ol* the French re?
presentative. Stnrlater advices announce the
capitulation- of Long wy, with 4000 prisoners
and 200 guns.
Bismarck ls appointed Chancellor of the Ger?
The Germans have abandoned the siege of
Cambrai. The French have inundated the
country around Doudy and Arras. The Gar
man army in the North of France ls estimated
at eight/ thousand.
A dispatch dated Havre, January 24, says
tbat?he Germans, alter making a requisition
of forly thousand francs, shot four inhabitants I i
r?nd carried off the Mayor and three council-11
men. The name of the place is omitted.
Turkey declares semi-officially that hence?
forth she will rely upon herself for protection,
and not upon the interests and jealousies of
DIJON, January 23.
The defeat of the Prussians on Sunday was
complete. The troops under Riclottl Garibal?
di destroyed the 61st Prussian regiment. The
French behaved heroically.
ADDITIONAL WAR NEWS.
A Murmur for Surrender.
PARIS, January 14.
It is a significant fact that lor the first time
since the investment of Paris by the Germans
the question is beard, "Ht * long can we hold
out ?" People have already commenced to
talk about, a cessation 11 opposition, though
professedly only with tho' object of getting
time to recuperate and reccoinmence tue war
Pablic Edt Gees ami Property Destroyed.
In adc";tion to the hospitals, the Church ot
St. Sulpice and the Odeon have been partially
destroyed by shells. The museum and the
Luxembourg received twenty shells within
four hours, and the unrivalled conservatories
of the latter have been totally destroyed. The
exasperation of the people at this destruction
of their most famous edidces and ornaments
is so intense that a victory ior the French now
would bring .results leartul to contemplate.
An order has been given to remove all the
wouuded prisoners to the hospitals within
reacu of the German guns.
Rations Getting Smaller.
From yesterday bread rations were reduced
to the minimum quantity. The flour is now
mixed with rice and other ingredients, and
there will not be sufficient flour on band to
make bread with after the 19th of the present
month. ' To-day the troops received five days'
biscuits, in order to save the bread for thc
population. The horseflesh supply will last
about thirty days longer.
Plundering in Paris.
LONDON, January 23.
A decree of the French Government has just
been issued which will startle those who
sought safety out ot Paris. Th? privacy of
their houses, lelt behind, is about to be viola*
ted by authorized plunderers-their cellars
?acked of wine, wood and coal, and their store?
rooms invaded and their contents del ?vere"!
over to fill the empty public stomach and re?
plenish the public coal scuttle. A small grain
of comfort rematus for absent household el's. ?
The Emperor William, in a letter to the
Grand Duke of Baden, says that Germany,
which has tweome strong by unity of her
princes and people, Jias recovered her former
position In the council of nations. German)
neither wants nor ls incllned'to transgress her
frontiers. She seeks only the independence
and mutual .advancement and welfare of na?
tions by the extension of her commerce.
MORE ARMS FOR FRANCE.-The steam'hin
Ville de Pans cleared at New York on Monday
for Havre, with the following cargo: 1395 cases
of muskets, 98 cases of revolvers, 2510 cases of
cartridges, 369 cases of harness, 2370 cases of
ammunition, and 10 batteries.
FX OM WASHINGTON.
The Incarne Ta-. .Vbolisr?ed- Passage of
thc Pension Bill - Another Mississippi
Bridgie - TU? Indian Approximation
WASHINGTON, January 2C.
The elements composing the reconstruction
committee are so unharmonious that the com?
mittee is virtually dissolved; no measure pro?
posed can be sanctioned by a majority. There
is no disposition on the part ol the chairman
to call a meeting of the committee.
The contest, yesterday, for the seat from the.
Elfth Georgia District attracted much attention.
General Youn^r managed the case for Corker,
(Democrat.) while General Batter championed
Beard, (colored) Radical. The result, 148 for.
seating Corker to 41 adverse, shows that tho
majority candidates from the South, provided
they can take thc oath, are tolerably sure of
seats. General Young was much applauded
for his shrewd management of the case.
In the Senate, thc committee on poslofllces
reported a bill for bridging the Mississippi at
The bili increasing pensions was passed, and
goes to Hie President. It involves an increas?
ed expenditure of five millions. The bill
abolishing the income tax wr?s passed by a
vole of 20 to 25. Blair voted no. Thi3 is a
triumph ot Commissioner Pleasonton over
Secretaries Boutwell and Delano. The veto
was much mixed, politically.
In the House, the Indian appropriations
The Kansas Legislature has elected Alexan?
der Caldwell to succeed Ross in the United
FROM NE tr YORK.
NEW YORK, January 2C.
There is a general snow, and the malls are
one lo two hours behind from North and
Sculh. There ls none from the Weat.
Dr, M.A. Wolff, the notorious abortionist,
was convicted of manslaughter, and sen?
tenced to seven years in thc penitentiary.
There is another Indictment pending.
The ice In the bay ls unequalled tor many
BAD WEATHER AI THE NORTH.
WASHINGTON, January 26.
It is sleeting i the lines are working
badly, and lhere is no confirmation of the sur
Bender of Paris.
THE TOBACCO MONOPOLY IF
LISBON, January 25.
The Portugese Government has submitted a
new financial policy, founded upon a renewal
of thc tobacco monopoly.
THE GREENVILLE RAILROAD.
TO TUE EDITOR OF THE NEWS.
I am no apologist lor the Greenville and
Columbia Ballrond, nor have I any knowledge
of its present owners, iurther than a casual
acquaintance with its president and superinr
tendent, but feeling it has been severely Judg?
ed and erroneously condemned by yourseli
and your Greenville correspondent, (E. T. B.)
I respectfully ask space in your valuable col?
umns for a few fucts. . & .
Months ago. when Northern capitalists cumc
to South Carolina and proposed to buy up this
road, the cry ol '-wolf! wolf!'' ran up and
down tho line, and sinister motives were
charged \ipon the speculators. But presently
the guardians of the road under the old re?
gime entered the'field as active agents,
(whether commendably so or no'. ls none ul'
my business) for these capitalists, and bought
(ip stock enough, with the State stock wtiich
they otherwise secured, (whether honestly or
not is equally none of my business,) to ?iive
them complete control of the road under all
circumstances. This inodltled" the suspicion
attached to these purchasers, and stockholders
sold freely and readily tor ten cents on the
dollar of "the par value. This price was not
set by the Tlug," as has been asserted, lor it
was the market value of the stock months be
lore. I sold lOO shares for (200 in Columbia
two years ago.
The agents of these capitalists assured us
they Intended making a bona fide purchase ot
the road, improve it in every respect, and aim
ultimately at running two trips the entire
length of the road every twenty-four Lours.
To effect this, speed ?\ as required, ?nd once in
possession, the owners tried this speed upon
the track, but to their surprise, discovered the
entire superstructure was a mere shell or
crust, liable to break through in thousands of
places. The old engines were well-nigh worn
out, and the coaches were so dilapidated that
umbrellas were needed in them whenever it
rained. Hands were put to work to repair
the road. Some new iron was laid, and rolling
stock placed upon the track.
Three magulllceut coaches were put upon
the road, ?ud they proved too heavy for mo
rotten timbers, and possibly caused many of
lue accidents which have so rapidly succeeded
iftch other. Three splendid engines have
been added to their motive power. But Rome
eras not built ia a day. The track is uot line
inough lor phis heavy stock, and though the
speed has been materially slackened, many de?
lays, detentions and accidents still occur.
Upon the heels ul all this comes lite demand
lor Heavier transportation than was ever done
by the road. Western Auderson and Abbe?
ville, which heretofore have shipped ?ruin 3000
Lo 5000 Wes ol' cotton to. Augusta, have this
season sold ID Anderson Courthouse and Ab?
beville Courthouse or shipped to Charleston
md'Columbia, The depot at Walhalla ls lo
jay choked up with cotton bales, grown, p^r
baps, in the mountain coves, and "E. T H."
says himself, 500 bales are now bought in
Greenville where one was bought bet?re the
ivar, and possibly the Increased production ls'
in the sa*ue proportion. This excess ot cotton
shipments necessitates the importation ol'
more breadstuff's, and consequently the road
is doing a tremendous business both ways.
Now, Mr. Editor, I took upon the purchase
md sale of the tireenville and Columb.a Rail?
road as a God-send to that tine country which
t traverses. These moneyed men have lost
.o time in attempting to meet the demands
ipon the road, and they seem to be willing to
ipend money as well as lime in improving it.
Though their Ireights have moved slowly they
lave irene daily, and will contiuueio go regu
arly, I think, irom appearances. Had the nhl
regime had control up to date, I ventura
nothing in asserting, they would not have hail
m engiue that could have taken a train of cot
ion cars from Greenville to Columbia in a
week. Under such circumstances imagine Ibo
condition ol' that section of our Suite: No
money, breadstuff's scarce, and aa immense
:otton crop locked up In the country Irom
want of transportai lon.
No, sir, the purchasers of the Greenville and
Columbia Railroad have done us a service, and
be they who they muy, if they have money io
invest and bring it into our laidstaud invest it
in internal improvements, I say, good hick at?
tend their luvest meut. It ibis parly makes tile
Greenville and Columbia Railroad u paying in?
stitution. Uley will have redeemed lt irom
bankruptcy, and are at least entitled to our
well wishes. Truly, ABSALOM.
THE UNITED STATES SENATE.-Within the
last five mouths live new Democratic senators
have been ciioseu lo reinforce the Len now in
that body. This is Inclusive of ex-Governor
Vuuce, of North Carolina, whose seat will be
contested by General Abbott, the present in
. 'unbent, on lye ground that Vance,not bavins
Ins disabilities remove i, was wholly Ineligible.
II Georgia is a-imitted to representation, and
th? vacancies iu Virginia and West Virginia
ire filled by Democrats, as ls highly probable,
;he political miuonty in the Senate (throwing
jut Vance) will have gained seven in Hie next
Cougres*, making its total vote seventeen.
THE STATE CAPITAL.
The Education Bill-Salaries of School
Commissioners- Proposition to In?
crease Trial Justices-Thc Usury Bill
-Tlie Punishment of Crime.
[SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE KEWS.]
COLOMBIA, January 20.
v In tlie Senate the bill amending the educa?
tion act was passed to a second reading with
amendments. Thc school commissioners' sala?
ries were fixed at five hundred dollars, one
school commissioner to be elected from each
wura of Charleston to form the board. A bill
increasing the number of trial Justices was in?
Inihe Honse thc judiciary committee reported
favorably on the usury bill; also a bill to pro?
vide more speedy measures for the punish?
ment of crime. The bill giving one Uionsand
dollars for Seabrook's compilation ol tue penal
statutes was read a second time.
Things Done and D?ing?Vernon's Late
Circuit-The Land Commission-The
Sinking Fund Commission to be In?
vestigated-Conveyance ut Heal Es?
?FKOM OCR O WK CORRESPONDENT.]
COLUMBIA, January 25.
Public aila;rs are uninteresting, and the
round of Legislative proceedings ls stale, flat
and unprofitable. The excitement concerning
martial law and the Kerrigan afluir hah sub?
The tenth pf February has been Axed as n
day of election to supply the vacancy occa?
sioned by the resignation of Judge Vernon.
Nash has given notice of a bill to abolish his
f late circuit altogether. Wimbush proposes to
amend the law whereby the State is divided
Into judicial circuits. The land commission
investigating committee are expected to re?
port in a few days. WJmbush has called for
an investigation ol thc affairs of tue sinking
CONVEYANCE OF REAL ESTATE.
It seems that the sixty days allowed in this
State for the recording of mortgages ls pro?
ductive of great evil. The bill introduced by
Mr. Leslie to more effectually provide for their
recording, will protect persons loaning money
on real estate, and compel the Immediate re?
cording of the Instruments.
By the provisions ol' the bill, every convey?
ance of real estate within thc S'ate hereafter
made, shall be recorded in the office of the
clerk of the county In which such real estate
shall be situated, and ev?ry conveyance not so
recorded shall be void as agaiust any absolute
purchaser, in good faith and for a valuable con?
sideration, of the same real estate or any por?
tion thereof, provided such subsequent pur?
chaser shall have first recorded lils said con?
veyance. Secllou 2 of the bili compels the
clerks of the courts to keep different sets of
books for deeds and mortgnges, in one of
which sets all conveyances, absolute in their
terms, and not Intended as mortgages or,n*
sureties in the nature of mortgages, shall be
The following arc the most Important:
SENATE PROCEEDINGS OK WEDNESDAY.
Notice was given of a bill to amend section
17, title 3, ot aa act to revise, simplify and
abridge the rules, practice and pleadings, and
forms of courts in this Slate.
The following bills were Introduced : A bill
to make appro p iallons.lbr Hie payment of the
per diem and mileage ot the members ol Hie
General Assembly, and the subordinate ofli
cers^and other expenses incidental Hi?relo; a
bill to vest lu the Charleston Land Company
the charter o? a ferry from Hamlin's wharf, in
Hie City of Charleston, to the following points
on Hie Wando River, to wit : ScanlonsvilU-,
Rem'ey's Point, Vennlng's Landing and Dan- '
Kii'j Lland Landing; a bill to provide for thc
taxation of firearms; a bril to amend nu act
ontiiled 'Mn act to fix the salaries and reg?lalo
.lie pay ol eenuin county otDcers."
JJODSE PROCEEDINGS OF WEDNESDAY.
Mr. Briggs, chairman, of the committee on
agriculture, reported favorably on a bill pro?
viding for physicians* liens on crops; unfavor?
ably on a bill providing for State aid lor Indi? \
gent planters of Kershaw County; unfavorably (
on ii joint resolution requiring Hie county com- (
missioners of Charleston coii?iy tu establish a ,
farm for the poor; an', favorably on a bill re?
pealing the act establishing a bureau of ugrl- ,
Notice was given ol a bill to form a new
county from paris of Abbeville, Anderson, j
Greenville and Laurens, with the courthouse
ut Honea Path. . \
Mr. Whipper introduced a resolution setting ,
forth that Christopher Green and Gilbert
Shepard, managers ol' election on Lady's Is- ,
land, had been tried in the United Stules Dis?
trict Court, and sentenced by Judge Bryan, !
lor neglect ol duties, and setting forth that the
findings were not in accordance with the facts,
and requesting that the Governor be request- ;
ed to ask the President of the United States '
to pardon them, Mr. Whipper reading affidn- i
vits of four jurors who sat upon the trial in (
the case. Ona call ot the yeas and nays the i
resolution was adopted by a vote ot' 03 to* 25. ;
Mr. Doyle Introduced a resolut iou that the j
committee of managers, on the part ol the ,
House, in the Impeachment of T. 0. P. Ver- ,
non, late Judge ot the Seventh JuDlcial Cir
Cllit ofSoiiCU Caroliua, be required to report
what amount ol' money has been drawn from ,
the treasury for conducting Hie impeachment, (
for what purpose, am', lo exhibit a statement
thereof, with vouchers lor thu same, winch ,
A bill declaring martial law In various
counties came up lor consideration, ?ind af?
ter debate, the enacting clause was stricken
out by ii vote of ayes 70, nays 10.
ia/" ENFORCEMENT OF CIVIL LAW.
Attorney-General tghainberlain to the
Itcseue-A Way lo Carry Out Governor
Attorney-General Chamberlain has address?
ed a letter to the Hon. Warren D. Wilkes,
Cbairmau of the Judiciary co nniiltee, House of
Representares, transmitting therewith the
draft of a bill intended to embody In the form
of law the ideas suggested ia lila Excellency's
special message, of the 15th instant, concern?
ing the more effective enforcement of the
civil law of the Slate.
The attorney-general declares that the bill
has been prepared by him as a part ol' his o?l"
ciul duly, aud at the Immediate request of The
Governor, as well as of numerous other pa?
triotic gentlemen of all parties, who have
seen in the suggestions contained in his Ex?
cellency's message a grouud of hope for a r??
pression ol the crimes which now disturb the
peace of the State; and it is directed to Mr.
Wilkes as being the head of the committee
more especially charged with the care and de?
velopment of the law's ol the State. The bill,
lollowing the line ol thought embodied iu Gov?
ernor Scott's message, devolves large powers
and responsibilities upon tho attorney-general.
In view of this, Mr. Chamberlain says: "f
trust I shall be believed wheu I say that
personally I should have been lar better
pleased if some other way had been de?
vised than by adding to the duties and
laoors of my office; but if Hie Legislature,
agreeing with the Governor, shall find In this
a hopeful remedy for our present evils, I shall
not only not shrink from the additional re?
sponsibilities, but I shall cheerfully accept
them, and shall deem myself inosL fortunate if
a vigorous and faithful use of these enlarged
l?o\vers shall result in the re-establishment of
good order and personal security in our
Stale." Mr. Chamberlain refers to the fact
that ol' tho many remedies lor Hie evils now
existing, two are now engaging the attention
ol' Hie Legislature, rfainoiy- a declaration of
martial law, and a call upon Congress to "pro?
tect the State against domestic violence." As
to the first, he ls compelled lo question either
tlie motive or the judgment of those who thus
advise martial law. The consequence to
hid mind are as plain us they would be dis?
astrous. Even Buccess, In the application of
this remedy would, in his judgment, be a dis?
aster, and li? had almost said, the greater the
success, the greater the disaster. A more
reasonable method ol dealing with the diffi?
culties, he says, is suggested by the joint res?
olution now pending in the Senate, which con?
templates a call upon Congress, under the
provisions ol the fourth section of the fourth ar?
ticle ot the United Slates Constitution, for pro?
tection "against domestic violence." To this he
would have no objection, provided we have no
adequate means within our reach. But he
does not think thar we have any facts which
will convince Congress or thc President that the
"domestic violence"' now existing in the Stale is
beyond the power of our own civil authorities to
control nn ? repress. This brings him to con?
sider the remedy substantially proposed in the
bill wWcli he transmite. It consists, briefly, in
(riving enlarged powers and facilities Ipr the
detection and punishment of crime to tte pro?
secuting officers of the State. Ile is not tena?
cious ot the exact moue proposed In this bill.
Special prosecuting officers other than those
now provided for, or machinery which shall
have the effect of giving greater efficiency to
tho administration of. the criminal law, will
meet lils entire approval. He declares that the
bare lmpe that Hie powers and agencies pro?
vided for in this bill will secure the per?
manent and peaceful removal of present
dangers is enough to condemn martial law,
and'posiponea call upon thc United States.
Bul the irreat hope, after all, as he sets forth,
is in the"(li?posltion and determination of the
now troubled communities. Il' they only will
it lliev cnn have peace. If they arc not dis?
posed" to detect and punish crime, ho lias
small hope that this bill or any device of hu?
man ingenuity will avail. But lie says: "The
Governor's office ls almost dally thronged with
delegations, representing, as is alleged, the
property, the Intelligence and the public senti?
ment of ihosecounties. They 6ay they arc law
abiding communities, ready and anxious to en?
force the law. If they speak the truth,the reme?
dy is at hand, and we need look no further.
There ls nota county nor a community in South
Carolina wherein such a spirit, honestly felt
and displayed, would not restore order and
safely lu twenty-four hours lt is bald non?
sense lo tell me that Spartanburg or Union
cannot lid themselves of these marauders If
they will. It cannot be done by indifference
or by empty words; it can be done by acts
acts which show an unqualltled determination
on the part of those who now make lair prom?
ises to the Executive to bring to punishment
every man who commits crime, no matter
what may be his color, his social standing, or
lus political party." _ _
y OTES OF TBE GREAT SI LG E.
Beginning of the Bombardment-Tho-1
View from the German Side - The
Hanked Batteries -Balloon Letters -
Impatience In Germany-"Why Don't
the French Give In 1"
[Correspondence of the New York World.)
VERSAILLES, December 27.
The wish of the German people has at last
been gratified, as the regular siege operations
ngnlust the Parisian forts have inls day com4 j
menced, in the bombardment of the new fort
thrown up by the French some time back at
MoutAvron. The German batteries erected
on the high ground to the east of this pointopen
ed fire from seventy guns this morning at day?
light, and by ll A.M. ali was again silent on both
sides, owing-so our German friends here say
to the fact that alter the first three shots every,
one of their shelis pitched straight into th?
French embrasures and very speedily dis?
mounted their guns; but willi what effect
these guns were worked against us during the
earlier part of the day it is not mentioned.
This puny way of commencing such a vast
enterprise as the reduction of the Parisian
forts may to the uninitiated appear as simply,
ridiculous, but the lact is that to-duy's attack
ls only a feint to draw off Hie attention of the
French from the more serious attack which ls
In contemplation for to-morrow, and which
lakes place from this side with over two hun?
dred and sixty guns In position in masked bat-,
tenes erected In the Park oi'St. Cloud and on
the heights to the eastward ot it, the existence
of which batleries the French ut the present
moment are supposed to be unaware ol, owin<?.
io the dense wood which hides them lroui
their eight; and lt .ls believed that by com?
mencing operations on the east ol' Pails
Trochu may be misled into throwing the great?
er portion bt his forces on that side to repulse
the threatened attack, and thus, perchance,
leave Fort D'Issy open lo be carried by a coup
de mam after a short bombardment.
Tue trees, which at present screen tile Ger?
man batteries, are all sawn through in readi?
ness lo be felled at amomeut's notice, and our
main efforts will be exerted against Fort D'Issy
-the Rednu vf the siege-always provided
Lhat our batteries answer the expectations ol'
Dur chiefs, and nre, on trial, lound lo be able
lo withstand Hie converging fire which will be
poured upon them by Mont Valerien, D'Issy,
Vunves, Mont Rouge, Point du Jour, and the
other fons of the euceinte, all of which are
armed with bv far the heavier, and, from what
[ have seen, !should say belier ?uns than are
the German batteries-auyhow this point will
soon be settled, so let us bide our time pa
lien; ly, and not break our necks over useless
Tue German guns at present in position ure
all supulled with five hundred rounds of am?
munition, and both guns and ammunition are
so placed as, In German estimation, to render
them perfectly 6afc from being hit by the
French return lire. The Prince of Hohenlohe
has been given the command and direction of
the siege operations, while the engineer officer
in charge under him ls the same wno carried
out the siege of Strasbourg. Thus, everything
is ready; but I cannot help believing that it is
so only to stop the cries and clamors of the
German people ut home, and of the soldiers,
abroad, who, one and all, are In a semi-stale
ol opeu mullny at the long delay which has
taken place In their long-cherished hope being
realized-ol' entering Paris lu triumph and
ol aspeedy peace being made. "Eighteen hun?
dred and sixty-six was something like a war,
it you like," they all say. "We fought, con?
quered, made peace, and went home glorious?
ly in a lew days; but here there ls no telling
when this war will end. How stupid the
French ure ! Can't they see Uley are beaten
and nive In ?"-a way of un-ulng which I do
not think our French neighbors would be con?
vinced by. Regarding the truth of the report
that the French guns tu Mont' Avrou were all
dismantled this morning, owing to which tact
the llring is said to have ceased, all I can say
ls that ai the present moment General Von
Moltke hus not been informed ol' the circum?
stance, and therefore I am nearly confident
thal the silence ol our batteries must be due
to some other cause. Perhaps our own guns
found it rather too hot "Que sais-je ?"
The bellet is here current thal by bombard?
ing tile stronghold ol Hie Reds, or the eastern
quarters Of Purls, the surrender of Hie place
will be hastened, If not quickly brought about,
by 'the dissensions whi h will arJse between
the citizens. But in this I fuel confident they
are at fault, and are again, to use a homely
phrase, "counting their chickens before the
eggs are hatched;" as they have been doing, in
fact, ever since the commencement ol' the
siege; and I do not believe that Paris itself |
could say for how long it can yet hold out,
leaving the I'ombardment entirely out ol' the
question, as I do not believe that lt will in any?
way tend to bring about the surrender. If
Paris lulls-she falls by laraine.
ALL ABOUT THE STATE.
The corn-house of Mr. Josiah Haynsworth,
residing about six miles from Slimier, was
fired a lew nights ago, early in the night, and
bumed to t he ground, willi about four hundred
bushels ol'corn. This dastardly act left him
without a bushel ol' corn on which to feed his
family or stock.
On wednesday evening of last week, at
about 7 o'clock, the Sumter News saw In the
western sky iv meteor of unusual size and
brillluncy. When first seen it appeared aboot
45 decrees above the horizon, passim: down?
ward in a southwesterly direction, disappear?
ing from sight before reaching the horizon.
SOUTH CAROLINA AND THE NATIONAL CENSOS.
A Washington dispatch io the New York
World says: "The superintendent ol'the cen?
sus now'declares his inability to iurnish a
compendium of his report before the Uh of
March, although he 'hopes' to have most of
lils returns by the latter purt ol February.
The troublesome States appear to be South
Carolina and Texas, from which not over half
the counties have been reported. In South
Carolina a large proportion of the census-ta?
kers are negroes without education, and the
bureau has consequently been subjected to
great annoyance and trouble by their failing
to live up to the printed Instructions."
EJrrj ?cobs, Sit.
IMPORT ANT NEWS!
Nos. 314 anti 137 KING STREET,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
PARIS, January Slat, 1871.
Sell off without regard uf cost. Peace will he
concluded. GENERAL TUMBLE.
Shall act accordingly at once. The following
articles will convince yon of lt :
S cases of 4-4 FINE LONGOLOTH, only 10c,
4 cases of 4-4 Flue Longcloth, only 8j?c, former?
io cases or 4-4 Fine Longcloth, only 12>ito20c,
formerly 15 to 2?c
3 cases io 4 Fine-Sheeting, only 37>ic, formerly
2 case9 10-4 Brown Sheeting, only 37?ic, former?
2 cases 10-1 P.llow-case Sheeting, only l"y%c,
SOO dozen. AU-Llnen, Huck Towels, $1 per dozen,
worth Si 20
500 dozen, All-Linen, Damast; Towel?, $126 and
$4, wort h $1 60 and $5 50
100 pieces 2i lneh Diaper, $130, worth $1 60.
A large and well selected stock of TABLE DAM
ASICS, Crashes, Napkins and Doylies, at correa
pondlngly low prices._
JpURCHGOTT, BENEDICT ? CO.
DRESS GOODS DEPARTMENT.
1 case of New Style "HENRIETTA" PLAID,
only 37KC worth 60c
1 case or Piala Color Mohair Poplins, 20c per
yard, worth 30o
100 pieces Black Alpacas, 16 per cent, lower than
20 pieces Black Silk?, from $1 00 to N
lease Vish Silk Poplins, $1 per yard, worth
so China Silk Dress Patterns, all shades and
colors, at $12, worth $15.
.jpURCHGOTT, BENEDICT & CO.,
Nos. 244 and 437 KING STREET.
Fine 6 4 WATERPROOFS $1, worth $1 50
AIl-Wool CASSIMERES, 75c to $1
Jeans, all colors, from 16>io
Large variety or Black cloths. Doeskins and
Beavers, at a great sacrifice._
JJOSIERY, NOTIONS, RIBBON AND
All In want of thc above articles win find lt to
their own advantage to examine them. They are
of our own importation; quality guaranteed, and
can be found lower than anywhere else.
To gain room for Matting, we are selling off onr
rmi and complete stock of CARPETS, Oil Cloths,
Rugs, Drugget3, to suit every one in want of
OC131 No. 241 ASD 437 KING STREET.
Olclljing an? ?"nrnisljing ?oo?s.
TO REDUCE STOCK, WE OFFER THE
GREATLY REDUCED PRICES;
BEAVER OVER SACKS, $33 and $40, to $35
BEAVER OVER SACKS, $35, to $28
BEAVER OVER SACKS, $30 and ?32, to ?25
BEAVER AND MELTON OVER SACKS, $25 and
$28, to $20
BEAVER AND MELTON OVER SACKS, $18 r.nd
$22, to $15
BEAVER AND MELTON OVER SACKS, ?14 and
$15, to ?ll
UNION BEAVER OVER SACKS. $10, to $7
UNION BEAVER OVER SACKS, $7, to $5
BEAVER, KING WILLIAM, $28, to $20
BEAVER, KING WILLIAM, $20, to $lr,
CHINCHILLA D. B. SACKS, $25, to $20
CHINCHILLA D. B. SACKS, $15, to $12
CHINCHILLA D. B. SACKS, $12, to $?0
CHINCHILLA D. B. SACKS, $10, to $3.
WE HAVE IN STOCK,
A PULL LINE OFg'jGOODS,
FOR MENS' WEAR.
j. H. LAWTON & CO,
ACADEMY OF MUSIC BUILDING.
SOLUBLE MANURES AND SULPHURIC AOIB,
MANUFACTURED AT THE
CHARLESTON, S. C.,
. BY THE
?lLPlRIf ICiD ll SrPERPIKtSPHITE (MPAM.
' . .. ?lg . - . ??4*
THE NOW WELL KNOWN ETI WAN GUANO IS MANUFACTURED PROM THE NATIVE BONS
PHOSPHATES of South Carolina. These PHOSPHATES in their natural state are Insoluble, and re- >
quire to bc ground to" powBcr, and made Soluble by Sulphuric Acid. Ttils Company nave now In one'
ration the largest Strtpherlc Aold Chambers at the South, and are, therefore, able to^anuracture at
the lowest rates, the highest grade of FERTILIZER; it being clear that the greater the proportion of5
Soluble Phosphate which any r erttlizer contains the less the quantity required per acre. In order to
make the Fertilizer comptere, Ammonia and Potash ba sufficient quantities are added. With thesa
viewB the Company manufacture and oiTer for sale
WARRANTED TO CONTAIN FROM 15 TO 20 PER CERT. OP DISSOLVED BONE PHOSPHATE OP ,
K?TaS1 d frolP 210 2* PER t**1-or AMMONIA, with a sufflclent additfon of PERUVIAN GUANO and '
POTASH, to adapt lt to au. crops. Price $63 per ton, cash; ou time, $70 per ton, and interest 7 ner
cent, per annum. * *^
OF HIGH GRADE. SUITABLE FOB MANUFACTURERS OR FOR PLANTERS. BEING IN ITSELF AN" '
excellent FERTILIZER, and specially adapted for Compost As large quantities or Sulphuric Acid '
are used to dissolve the Phosphate, this will be round a cheap and con veulent way to transport that ma>,
terial. The grade furnished wUl be Irom 18 to 20 per cent. Dissolved B<ine Phosphate. Price $40'per
ton, cash: on time, $45, with Interest at 7 per cent, per annum. Still higher grades will be rarnlshedf '
to order at an additional price percentage. ?
COMPOUND ACID PHOSPHATE,
SPECIALLY PBEP?RBD FOR COMPOSTING WITH COTTON SEED AND OTHER PLANTATION
MANURES. Price $35 per ton, cash; on time, $40, with Interest at 7 per cent per annum.
AT MUCH LOWER RATES, CONSISTING SIMPLY OF THE NATIVE BONE PHOSPHATES GROUND ;
to powder. Price $2q,per ton, cash; on time, $22, and interest at 7 per cent per annum. . ~
WM. C. BEE * CO.,
AGENTS, No, l? AD GE rf S WHARF, CHARLESTON, S. C.
N. B.-THH PERCENTAGE OF 1" SS OL VE O BONE PHOSPHATE OF LIMB AND AMMONIA IS
ALL THE ETI WANS ls ascertained at the Works, by their Chemist, be/ore delivery. Snould any pur- .
chaser be dissatisfied, he may return-average samples of any purchase, within thirty (30) days after
delivery, and they will be analyzed anew, and any deficiency in the percentage guaranteed will be
made good to him by the Company. . Jan23-mwf2moa ^
TO FACTORS AND PLANTERS!
The undersign ea begf to Inform his customers apd the public that, in addition to bis Works at
Savannah, he has established extensive SQ per phosphate Works at .the WAPPOO MILLS, opposite this
city, which are non in acive op?ration, manufacturing his well k.own fertilizers, the
PHOSPHO-PER ? Vit A ? >
AMM0NIATEI> SOLUBLE PACIFIC GUANOS,.
AND WHERE"' HE WILL ALSO KEEP ON HAND ?
-So. i I? E R TJ VI A N ?ta- JJ; -A.; N.O, Y ?
SOUTH CAROLINA PHOSPHATE, : ^..J?&':
of thc Highest grade from his Ashepoo Mines, (crude and ground,) analyzing over.slxty per. c?ftV o?..
Bone Phosphate of Lime; and * i si - < e?' * ~
LAND PLASTER. '. . :
These Works have been opened under the Inspection of Dr. C. U.. SHEPARD. Jr., Int pectoral.
Fertilizers for South Carolina, and every package wm bear hts brand certifying to Its inspection. -'.> ;- '
Uni?ormlty of quality quarante.d and prices reduced. ' . r ... . W
Messrs. G. A TREN HOL M ii SON, General Agents, I ppr aRT vsemv ar
Messrs. GRAESER & SMITH, Agents, \ CHARLESTON, S. C.
J. B. 8 A R I) Y , -
janl3 CORNER EAST BAY AND BROAD STREETS, CHARLESTON, S. C. \ . ..
Situ (3vot eries, Ut. .
?TTFT?D^? 7irr?iV~c 'OBffis'S jr*-G vWfr
HEADQUARTERS FOR SELECTED DAIRY BUTTER . V
PURE LEAF LARD
PRIME FACTORY AND ENGLISH CHEESES
ENGLISH AND AMERICAN CLACKERS, md
BISCUITS, Ac, Ac.
N. B.-I CLAIM TO KBEP THE LARGEST STOCK AND MOST EXTENSIVE ASSORTMENT OF
FAMILY GROCERIES IN THIS CITY.
E. E. BEDFORD,
WILLIAM S. CORWIN A CO.,
No. 275 ICING STREET,
AND VERY OLD
WHOLESALE A.?STT3 RETAIL DEALER
Fine Teas, Coffees, Sugars Provisions, Spices, &o'.
HERMETICALLY SEALED FRUITS,
VEGETABLES, MEATS, SOUPS, &o.
AU articles sold from this establishment ace of the VERY BEST QUALITY and WARRANTE!*.
Goods lellvered to.an parts of the .City, Railroad Depots, Steamboats, free of expense.
cvptiiP RFllhiRDi SEND FOR A (JAS. S. MARTIN.
GEO. l? ORCBEK. 1 CATALOGUE._j WM. G. MOOD, Ja,
(Cloil)ing rinij i-nnusrjing ?oooa.
A BARE CHANCE!
BARGAIN'S SELLING AT COST AND LESS !
nie undersigned before his removal on MONDAY,
the 30th instant^ to another city, offers his im?
mense StOCK of CLOTHING AND FASHIONABLE
GOODS to wholesale buyers and retail custom, re?
gardless of cost. Call at once at
NATHANIEL A. COHEN'S CLOTHING DEPOT,
Corner Princess and King streets.
WHOLESALE AGENTS FOR THE
OLD CAROLINA BITTERS.
H. 3ISCH0FF Sc CO.,
H. KLATTE & CO.,
J. A. Q?ACKENB?SH,
WAGENER ? MONSEES,
MANTODE 4 CO.
jySL BING'S PILE liEMEDY.
For sale by D&.H. BAES.
E U O V A L.
STIR SHIRTS AND COLLARS
IN THE CITY
ARE TO BE FOUND AT
STAB SHIRT EMPORIUM,
MEETING STREET, OPPOSITE MARKET.
Prices Greatly Reduced*
STAB SHIRTS MADE TO OBDER AT SHORT
NOTICE, AND A
PERFECT FIT GUARANTEED.
OLD CAROLINA BITTERS?
FOB SAJLE BT
E. E. BEDFORD, King street,
C. D. AHRENS A CO., King street,
B. FELDMANN ? CO., King street,
And by Druggists and Grocers everywhere.