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.. SIStKINS, D. R. DUItISGE, & E. XEESE,
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To the Public.
I! is wrx* i:otwtn t~ tle ptbhlic that :t lnrg.
maj ati.y of the Cinimis'i .ued and Non-Cant
mis-ion.ld otficers alnl privates of the Ist.
]tRgt. S. C. Voluntetcrs declined to follow Cot.
tlr, to Vir inia. It is due to tho.se wh
ran.ued to follow the forttnet of this Mtu.rrt
., Cutn:rr.uI, a: well as to the Souther'
Pub lic, that I should state, britflv, some c
t rwstt;s which induced the conclusion ti
which .-o large a t-:joriiy of the Reimtient ad.
-.e:i:d. in tiii. so, I le not deema it neers
stry to r.-"i": to the i:t tot ry of the re-ilent.
pri'r to I hw call tate sipon it ti leave tih
State.--Were this m-ressary, I could paint
irttt mfi picture, witich would fill every South
ern iria..t with indignation.
I d. sire onit!v to ietiitd the 1.ublic of I.
ei temastam:rt" undIer wl::eh wet enotredl th.
i-,-rvcf:t h t* i e St ate and the reaolns which in
iatcedi us to leave busineSs, hotmeifls :utal iana
lies at a inw hours ntotice. It will be retetl
beared that the Companies omtpriing the Ilt.
1..intwnt, lepginf to asse:nble in Charleston.
an the :rd If .I:aary lat. Prior to tin
fortttitn of tihe Confderation, in fact, prio
t"! Ote S-eca-s ionl of any State. ixcelt Soaut
Caroliina. W1e were enill into service for:
$;.eer.die purpose-the defence <.f Charlesto
liarior from an alttlcipaedI invasion. T ht
rail was re spondedl to b~v tihte very best yonn;
rnan ot the :tate. in a miannr which woin ti.
utdlmiratint of lie people, and in eight day..
after thie first coaniay reached tilhe city, th.
r tinetit was full--numbering over one thou
From early in January up to the 19th o
A 1il last. we checerfully endured all the bard
rthias incident to the sol/iier's life, and ver'
tiany nwl inciden~tt thereto,-which were th,
tho-e, whiiose duty it was to protect and de
fend us. F~or months we labored cheerfulli
both'night tail day, and by unretmitting toil.
erected the f.irt iticationts and motunted th
guns which intimidated the insolent foe, wi
ltiig off the bar, were quiet spectators (a
A'nderson's derent, and of the htumiliation ami
disgratce of their count ry's fllg. These forti
lications completed. the R'egimentwspae
in postio toresist an atteiniptetd landing o:
the enemy utpon- .\orris' Island, to protect
the batteries which we had built, while the
s'ons of Charleston fought them. The bomt
batrdtmenit cotmmenced. vessel after vessd ot
the enemy arrived tandi cast anchor, withlir
until daylight,~we stood at our post, ready foi
the conflict, which outr enemties were too cow
ardlyv to enigage in. The for-t having surren
d.:re'd, we were stilil required to sleep upon
o-tr arms; and f'romt the 13th to the 19th o;
A pril, we slept with our clothes and accoutre
ruent on and our guns loaded and in otn:
hatnds. Wo were ordered, daily, to do so
the order beimg accompanied with the itifor
mal~tionl that an altek was anticiph-.ed.
Durning the whole period we had never
deametcd of lea:ving out own State--one acr.
of whose soil is dearer to tmanty of us titan tNe
b-dance of the contipient-thze y s ilb~iy o
being requireal or asked to do, had never ben
hi uteda to ux by those in tauthority. On the
1l'A .\pril there was moinre activ-ty than usuiat
ina camp:a the Colon-I deigrned to make his
a;pearaince on the fiet. daid, for the sceoynn'
time. iiurinig otur e-xisteniCe as a regitnent, t.
instruct uts in battaliton drtll. Towards thw
close of lihe day and of the exercises, hie calh d
the C:,nanlei~ionted taille(rs aide, stated to
thema what idnfotion hiad been receivid
from Virginia: that (Goy. Letcher had a-kedt
for zgssis; ance front South Carolina, aned lie
was athorised to proffer to the 1st Regt. of
S. C. Volunteers. the hotnor (?) of beinig the
first to respond to the call. lie was told lby
the Commranders of Companies thtat this pro.
posit ion had taken thett by surprise, that
they, and their commnitds, hind never cont
tien:plate.l the po(ssiility of such a call. and
c- msequently, that tie ciuld tiot tell wht
aniswer their several Couipaniies would makel~.
U'nder the.,e circutmst.ees, inistead of refer
intg the matter to the Cnaptaiins. to be by, themi
explained and suibmittied to the Cotnpanice, lie
immdaely cle the rtgimetnt in miass.
maektnown tete wha~it !-e had just di
vn!ted to) thte ellici-rs ;condehscendled to uttier
the ctolha at.d enltled ott alhl those who wereii
w~iing t "sauil for Nirhidk at dayiight on then
netmorning, to stptthfrn. Tohi
cali sto-udde, so unexp:z~ected, and to be act
eonso cpilekly. butt few, problaly niot more
han one bundrted, re.,poindedJ. That this was
so, wilt Iiurpri-e no raeaale i ri-nt whli
has followed ine thnr-..h thi xplanaition. am!t
bear- in tmitnd the- cicumtstantces tmird.-r whichl
we were called inito set-vice: the dati!v ini
j unction wi cht we. b:tl r-ecei v-d .,inee the stur
r-ei of F-ort Sumter, indultcing the bielief; tht
our own Stte was~ ini datnger ; and rcememberis,
how hard it is thuls, at a fi:w hone s notice.
without the opporttmity of commaut.;catinig
with loved oneis ait hoimne to leat e for a cam
p-tdio..,ach as t his paroplosed. Our Colone-l.
Itow~ever, at tman without family-it is said
antd ce-rtahdyl wvithaout feelintg <nr symnpathy
i:on~d not opprec-iaitte thle coitlictinag iimotions
w hihl .-tir- id t!he bre-asts cof hisi commitatd ;
hId g!or-Aiicationi hunig uppniz our decision. andi
:dlthiough tie thad inevir symnpathisedl with us
in our sillt-rinmgs, but had. ainly made them
miore [ittetr b~y his tyranticatl (edicts. lie yet ex
paecti-d us liit-!ty. to follow wlinrm-ver lie was
pleatsed tao lead. I )isnp~ponted at t he respoanse
made It ti s ea'!. heu wa< pleas-il to ttibul-t
that re-panis-: to eowardlici. 11it at'aini ad
dressedl tin- r-gimieni , hot niow, his tune was
-ti-itg-h. -t ti-i- aitii -ers and Felloiw-sia!
wer th wormds in uie t~~ihi-< tirat-:e cornt
its careecr with so much-l g ;:, ree Ci:~t tio ion-r
to re-puind to ithe c:xti inow i. t'e, I at lea-t,
wvish tile namevs oif til see who, have- fins ix
t'm li-is to Ib1,ad Qmtriert iby 9i i'air-k -
niii n. It ave the tno-lencae to deny ta u.-o
the battunat a ttini'ed tom hiimh -tt o1iuh it
hintrd- men ~ sto ii rem to faliy li-s co-it
:r-oil ion ;ma ad. yet, utpont thatj1 very morinirg
in a let tir f hji.--wie ii have readi--hef
avowedllii itn u )e of i:, at~ ' thfat hplie iid
tise lai natire to ha i own c jimit id, asX hei hadit
una a - e h..., bit n ri-ce;n virom-it b-othi uf~i
. att. I.......i. U.., I h....,. tbt nay~
company should never have heard the conclu
sion of their Colonel's false cba:-ges and in
sinuations. I reached the parade ground just
a. the companies were dismissed and was in- a
formed of what had taken place: my mind j
was at once male up, and I determined, let r
the cCnseqjuences be what they may, that I ,
would not folluw a man who had thus abused,
vilitied and libelled as gallant a regiment as
the world had ever seen. And a large majori
ty of that regiment ca:ne to the same conclu
But his efforts did not cease here. Instead
of yi-lding to the manifest wishes of his com- i
ta,'al, he commenced, througrh his agents, a ]
low and dirty sv-ten of recruiting, the sue
cess of which depended upon the possible
effects of intoxicating liquors. Salut day and
Sunday were devoted to Baclianali.-ns revels; t
and had an attack been made on cith r of
those days, many would have fadlen helpless
victims to the boundless and uncalculating
ambition of Maxcy Gregg. The companies,
contrary to his own express orders, published
and never countermanded, were divided with.
nut the conent of their Captains; and ou
Mon'ay, he left the island wit about three
hundred and fifty men ; went to Charleston,
induced tl.e ladies-or the wife of. one of the
field offi. e's, at least to believe that he had
with him the 1st Reg't; received a stand cf
colors from them-or from her-and now, in
Virginia, has the effrontery to sign himself
-' Colonel 1st Ieg't. S. C. Volunteers."
I have, : s the Captain of one of time cont
paies, and Commander of the Regiment,
afser its abandonment by the field ollicer ,
fe:t it my duty to make public the circumn
stances attendin: the call made upon us. I
ant willing that the public should say wheth
er, upon the statements here made, (.an -rn:
HAL. is so- YEr -ro.a,) we could, feeling
.md thinking as we did, have followed this
ti.an to Virginia. I an done for the present.
but sbaUl, moot ; robably, make certain reve
lations, ere long which while they may as.
tonisU many, will satisfy all, that the Gove:nor
mae a great mistake in his appoiitintenit ofa
Cooel to command the lst Reg't of S. C.
Volunteers. F. F. W AILE Y,
Capt. " Darlington Guards"
And lately Commanding
1st Reg't of S. C. V.
Too Good to be Omitted.
The best thing that has happened in New
York for a month, is thus detailed by the
Daily Kcrs of that city :
At midnight, hast evening, one of the most
astoni.hing occurrences that ever transpired
in New Yot k, -to.'k place in Broone street,
n- nr! Wal ack's Theatre. A Frenchman, one
of four or five that go about the streets sing.
nug ditlerent songs, happened to select the
.\larseillaise for tie edification of some par.
.ies who hailed him in Crosby st. A gang of
,ixteen er seventeen Abol.t:omsts, four of
:hem in military uniforms, rushed across from
ercer street :ind commenced his.ing, hoot
og and abusing the poor vocalist, with the
:.uitterness of savages. There were only ive.
of his patrons by. lie tried to go on with
the most -soul-stirring song of liberty ever
comiposed ; but a perict storm if hisses pre
-ented him. Exasperated by the ungenerous
emd uncalled for demaonstration, he plaintive
y protested against the har.,hness used to
ward him. "Me be von free Frenchman," he
said: 1 Me alwas sing di Marseillaise in Ni
ork, and never no one make me stop before.
Fy you do dis ting? Napolean rules you not;
- tis no crime to slipeak von vord for liberty."
"Well we don't want a d-d Southern
hymn chanted in these streets," said a tall,
lan New Englander, bolder thin his fellows.
That, sir." replied a sta!wart, powerful
tian, one of the .five that engaged Frenchy,
-is thue Marsedllaise, an air wedded to words
which all free men reverence."
" We hait got no objection to the air it
self," teplied one of the opposite party, " but
the rebels downt South make it their niatia!
anthem, atnd we look upon it as a Southern
tune, ami it shan't be aung under our noses,
- You d are ntot initerfere, you narrow-minid
ed bigot,'' cried the big man, becoming warum,
"see here, fellows," hie added, turning to his
frieds, "'stand by this poor foreigner, sing
ing a song of freedom, and the first tyrant or
tyrant's tool that raises a hand to harm hin,
will see stars." " That's tile tilk," respond
.d the fouir individuals, who came up from
ave'said an ho'urago,'nvw let them erc lanik
niger worshippers come on, if they feel like
t, anmd if we can't make thent dance to the
.\arseilaise, theres no Democrats left in
CTus awed, the Rep~ublicans fell back, each]
f thtem imuttering that "people ha:1 better
mnd how they talk secession huere."]
"We do ntot talk secession, Sirs," answer
el another spokesmant of the Diemocrats.
-We speak for individual freedom. Liberty
.vas the mtotto ont every banner raised in this]
eity-in this nationi-until our Abolition Pres
ident was elected. Who has since heard in
pubic~ a word about freedom ? At what
public ineetintg, since your Captain's famous
proclamation, has "liberty" been advocated ?
n what late occasion has an American dared
to say one syllable for people's rights ?' And
nw von thr.,w the mask to the ground, anid
conti otut in your true cclors, Yout would
ot hear a - southern Ilyn," :s you cal lit ?"
Several Yoices--"No, we would niot."
-Speaker-" Titen what hymn do you
All itepublicans-" The Star Spangled Ban
Speaker-."' Why, that, too, is a Southern
hymn. It was written by a Southern man,
at, to music by a Southern itan, and first
ung by a Southern tt."
The itepublicas-" We don't believe it."
Speaker-" IBecause your intelligence and
education, like your patriotism, are only skin
deep. I tell you what I say is correct. Why,
there is nut fire entought in Northern blood to
give life to a seng of freedom. Event that
b~aner of the stars. which you rant so much
about, was conceived by a Southern man, first.
mauacttrcd by a Southerni man, and first
w from a Soutnern flagstal. IThis took
idce when your fGuhleis were probably selling
cattle to the Britiah at-mv, that it might I
crush out " the rebels,"~ of which onie George
Wahigtonu was the chief. lie, too, was a
Southern man. But one Benedict Arnold,
wa not a Southiertn uatn. lie who sold his
countryand betrayed his flag was a New
E-:glhn.der-n spirit and feieling the proto
type ofi i,'u, whbo now spit upont a countrytmanti
,1 Lafaiyette, because lie breathes sentimnents
tO) lofty fior your cranmped cotnceptions.
- Do)wn wtihI the rebel," " down with himt,"
4 ie him fits," " let ats have butm downt,"
azd such phrases, saluted the ear of the
speker ;but alreadly the parties had be-cume
evet. The live front Cr-osby-street htad b~een
reiforced, atnd the enthutsiastic mtanuer in1
which the eloquent Democrat handled his
opoemls giained hinm a host of admirers.
'Tuey cheered hint lustily, and at 12% o'clock
the, filed mob wended its way to Broadway.,
while the M1arsellaise was sung aloud, chorn-s
eh loidly and cheered one huntlred timies.
So the right mectal is at the bottoum of our
city Democrats alter all, and we are begini
nig to rid ourselves of tuob law.
About Mr. Unyard of Delaware.
PT'miLAn~-mtn, May K.-Senmator B~ay-ard of
~I: warte, arrived in thmis city this mornting
fr-om: Wih intgtonm, fearingz aim :ssault upon his
p ron at thtat place. lie was accomtpaiedi
'v is two daughtters. The mnob followed himt
rut the deipor, wht nt, Ii na!!ly, a police otlicer
.mece-ede.l itn gettin;.. hitm (uit oif danager utnno
need by lhe c-roild. Aler stayinig a i-hort
ti n at he 3ayers ihe left in apri
:ne 'a.r 'ye. 3 Mr. B. deniedh havintg been
al.; a Mit .tmei-y, bitt .said that he had
e mt', N.:w Orcal4n< fi rvate busintess.
Tio;- I ihrrst: -ro T.ua : -ru:: UAcrn.-Yes
tray mortningi, tinrt mem-tbrs of the New
Y i, r Iri...h lie..i''mit, under Col. Coreoran,
r :icdI thi city, en ron/e for thlira hnmnis.
They represenmt tl.at themir farne w:ts so had
thint thley coui!ld i.ot eat iti; biesidles whichI,
thy were reqnjuiredl to tatke ant oathf to sitrve
brtwo years. To that they demurret-d, aind
preferredi rather to retuirn to their homes.
Thev statecd that be'tweeni onme amnd two hutn
drtil of the- re-gimeint r-fuse-d to take the oath.
;dThe v. :e **:: iheU .-, ejpion if Arkan-as'
frem t h diraid Unin was its follows : Fur se
Southern Transports 6verhauled at
MODi.E, May 8.-The transports Dick Keys
nd Henry Lewis, left here yesterday for -
'ensacola, laden with provisions. They ar
ived off Pensacola bar about five o'clock P.
I., where they were stopped by the United
tates steamer Powhattani, boarded by the
flicers of that vessel, and their papers and
Commodore P.. _r then granted them per
tission to proceed to Pensacola, remarking lsc
hat he thought Bragg missed the use of the
oats for conveying his troops to Santa Rosa
sland, and that they would be badly whipped
fter Bragg. got them there.
While the Dick Keys and the Henry Lewis hi.
rere rounding to and getting under weigh, en
he United States sloop-or-war Brooklyn came
p, and ordered them to follow her to the
rigate Sabine. Through soine misunder
tending, the Dick Keys had got under weigh Cl
br the bar, when the Powhattan and Brook- tli
yn both fired across her bow. nt
She then rounded to, when boats with yt
armed inen came alongside and were put
aboard of her. The transports were then
ompelled to lay under the guns of the Sabine,
mtil this morning, when Lieut. Browun en- "
lorsed upon their papers a warning not to as
tenpt an entrance of the harbors, as they a
could be seized, the ollicers and men were
cut North as prisoners of war, and the boats Y
old as prizes.
The Powbattan followed the Dick Keys and
,he henry Lewis on their return home, until A
hey passed the mouth of the Perdido river. d
They arrived here safe this evening.
BAun1rotru:, Mn., May lth.-It is rumored hi
lere that the mountaini forests, on the Mary- C
and side of the Potomac river, have been in
Eight hundred Kentuckian and Virginian Ii
roops have been ordered to the batteries at to
leIlerson, on the Jaies River.
From the Charleston Courier.
More Taoops for the Capital. P1
RICnHrMoND, May 10.-Large bodies of Uni- ti
ed States troops left Bultimore yesterday for et
hvashington. The Northern papers reluctant- w
y acknowledge the connercial interests as ni
rting to wreck and ruin. The Journal qf ti
Cmuerce exposes the lie about Anderson
roing to Washington with four nuillions in a
specie. lie took wi'.h hint only two hundred
hounsanl dollars. The New York Herald's W
Washington correspondent reports the capture "
f a privateer by the harriet Lane off Vir- d
inia Capes. Upon being chased, the crew of
hie privateer abandoned her in boats. The
re-sel's name had been effaced.
It is announced that a corps d'uriee will d
dross the Potomac and enter Virginia at. no v
histant (ay. Secretary Chase has issued w
soother order to Western Collectors to refuse g
learances for ports in seceded-States, and to h
search diligently for arias and munitions of _.
vart and stop all supplies of provisions, etc., o.
2n the Mississippi. Passengers from Wash- t
ngton represent a terrible state of affairs.
Mouses are broken open and pillaged by the
soldiers; females are insulted on the streets
mid in their own houes; imnnocent ci izens
ire threatened with brutality on the merest
pretext of suspicion. The soldiers are repre
tented as a drunken, thieving, ungovernable
Crw. 1)ennison, of Ohio, has called for one
hundred thousand more volunteers.
- -.-0.-"--s ---
Interesting from the Seat of war.
A.::utous, Mn., May 10.-.About twenty
shots were exchanged between the Confeder
ste forces arid the piequet guardi at Campr
B~utler last night. The Baltimore Western
train was stopped and examined by the Vir- w
~inmia troops, ten miles West of Frederick. G
fhe same will be done to all the Western
trains. Four hundred Virginia troops arec
trongly posted for this purpose.0
A train of Western cars, with a lot of horses
ind one hundred beeves, bound to Baltimore, tt
was captured at Harper's Ferry.u
Tennessee Declared Out.
NAsurviu.r.:, May 8.--Tennessee is now de
:lared out of the Federal Union (subject to a v
rote of the people on the 8th June,) and a
nilitary league has been Ark.unrtieti the
~euislature-the war expenses to be borne by CI
lieSouthe-rn Confederacy. The armry is to hr
se under the Confederate authorities.E
The convention of alliance is to be sub- tu
nitted to the people. Thue Legislatuire also m,
)5assed a muilitary bill, calling for 55,000 truops, to
ued appropriating $5.000 000.---2,00,000 e
>Ositively, and $3000,000 conditionally. a
Warlike Reports fromt St. Louis.
Watsrnio-roN, May 1lith.-It, is rumiored
iere that. a force of~ Missouri State troops, eo
mnder Gov-. Jacksorn, were investing St. Louis,
Lnd that Blair, with eight thousan rd men, was
lerending the city.
Marylaad Legislature. n
BAJ.-runonr., Mn., May 11.-LIt the Legris
ature of this State, the Committee onr Fedeiral C
lelationis reported: declaring the war of the te
\dmirnist ration unconstitutional; synmpathi- b<
irng deeply with the S->uth, aind imploring
\be to accept the olive branch of peace. held
mnt by thne Confederate States. Tfhe report
Iso a'sks for ar peaceaile recognition of South- up
r indepenidenice, an say that the present m
uilitary occupation of Washrinrgtorn City is a am
lagrant violation of the Constitution, and ad- ,
'ises the citizens of Blaltimoture irot to molest,
he Federal troops passinrg th rouigh Baltimore.
Rleinforcemenit of Fortress Monroe,
UberToN, MASS., May 1Ilth.-The steanmer F
'embroke inas sailed henice with reinforce- ia,
tents, provisions and mrunitions of wvar for
Col. Dimmnick, at the Fortress, was eugaged t
i nmounting Columbiads arid barbette guns ti
it the land side of the fort.t
'[oveimnts of Southern Troops in Vir
Wasnsr;oN, Maiy 1Ith.-Large tnurbers.
f Cunitederate States troops are concenitra
inig at Alexandria, Va. They have with 'C
herr some heavy ordtnance. - u
Another large force of Confederate States ti
roop~s is omarchinig towar ds Harper's Ferry, tL
~a., anid it is supposed that theyi will force a
heir way into P'enrnsylvania, in order to fi
ause a diversion of thre Federal troops.
F-lrtg Presentation- hi
The Couxiutionalist of Sunday says :" A lai
runmner* was piresenited to the Edgefield Ran- te
;es at Beacah lslanrd yesterday, and was the ,e
iccasion of some very agreeable exercises- hi
The presentationt s-peech was made by Mr.
Yin. Atkinson, of~ Beach Island.
There was also a fine barbecue, at which i
everal speeches were made, and a numbrer ofe
;ood thintgs, of~ course, were said, and many'
niore ate. I
Geni. Haininotd aho made a speech, which hi
vams well received. ai
The Edgefield Hnissars, anid tire Rtichumond ur,
Iussarts, of this city, were piresenit by invita- *a
Trhere were also several of the fair daughm- u
ers of Carolina present, andi~ sonic timte was.
pent in " trippinrg it on the light fantastic
Th'le e~ntire all',ir, we r.tnderstamnd, pa~sed alf'
iheat-antly, andti satisfaicrily to all conternedi. L
Our militamry netighbo~rs should pay otir city ~
visit, for paradue."
Tri m: rgr Caorms.-So far as we cani gath. tl
'r fromi our exchnang~e, the pro'pects for
rhteat and1 (at crops' seem~i to be very flatter
rig. Iin our own I )istrict we think a greater
unrtity thIan ordhinary- has been sown, arid so
ar :n~ omir ob~servatin hias extendned aitd ini
uirin's have been made, we are satisfied, if no ot
aijlirtunne bef.ill-s thme growing -erop. t:ere ht
gill ber the nmost abndaint wheat, crop gather- P'
di thamt mme have luad for years.-Cheater I :1
" Thme Ne w York Znuaves, nrow in Washing- hi
mun, entur pO ivato (wellinug.. .evy trilbunte of time h
iinimius.,kdennind q urrs and. (-ruify: thme fenales- tii
I.heimr Co.el- Ellsn.rth, Ihas iinnd a eirdl, it a
hrich lie t xpresse- his regret at the unsioldierlike
su.,. of imi moan.
ARTHUR SINm NO, EDITOR.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, *18G1.C:
We have been compelled for some time to defer
idry communications. Next week, however,
hope to give all a showing.
Ilon. D. F. Jamison, Secretary of War in the
ecetive Council, of South Carolina, has tendered
r resignation ; and Governor Pickens, with high
comiums, has accepted it.
Mr. J. M. CAunozo publishes a card in the
arleston papers, announcing his retirement from
e Ecening Ncow,:. Mr. CAnoozo has been con
eted with the press of Charleston nearly fifty
There will be an election of Officers for the
Edgefield Hussars," on next Saturday, the 1 Sth,
those now in office will resign on that day with
iew of re-organizing for the Confederate ser
The Volunteer Corp: *
Which Messrs. M. W. GAa,1t. W. Tomi Ktss, V
intLo\(, J. M. iiARnISON ud others are en.
avoring to form, will, we understand, proceed
Wednesday the 22d inst., at this'plaee, to or
nize, elect oficers, &c. About sixty gentlemen
ve already connected themselves with .is
rps, and (.thers have promised to do so. Juug
from the material of the list of its members,
are satisfied that this Company will reflect
nor on our noble old District should an oppor
nity be offered them to test their metal.
Geo. A. Oates & Bro.
This old and estimable Augusta house is still
irsuing the even tenor of its way, in books, sta
2ery, music, and musical instruments. Long
tablished and conversant by varied experience
th the wants of a Southern Market (Charlesto
ans themselves) Messrs OATs I Buo. are con
aually striving to meet those wants. In spite
the hard times, they are still ready, and still
Ivertise the public that they are so. That's the
y to buffet the waves. Always keep your pen.
in at the prow, that people may know whether
c crew is dead or alive.
The ladies of the ltione have our thanks for
icious strawlberrics. And Mrs. C. E. I. of this
lluge made our table attraetive the other day
ith a dish of fine early Irish potatoes. How
,od they were in their young plumpuess ! And
,w elegantly followed up by the dessert of large
rawberries. Some things are better than others,
pecically when woman's kind thoughts attend
The Confederate Light Guards.
This new Volunteer Company proceeded to or
Lniso on Saturday, when the following gentle
en were elected.
A. M. Peanx, Captain.
E. M. PasY, 1st. Lieutenant.
Hl. B. (iAr.LsAN, 2nd. Lieutenant.
.1. War.vn H ILL, 3rd. Lieutenant.
M. B. WAno, Orderly Serg't.
A. ti. TE:ACrE, Surgeon.
F. M. NICUOLAS, Secretary and Treasurer..
To gratify our friends of the Eidgefield Rifleeri
republish Capt. WAn!.EY'S attack upon Cul.
IEGG. In doing so, we cannot do less than ask
e public to suspend their judgment until Col.
tREo shell have been heard from. We do no
y that lie it not liable to censure; but we de
hesitatingly assert that up to the time of hii
idertaking this service, no man in South Caroli
has preserved a clearer or a brightor escutcheon.
On Saturday Iast as Wu. A. MUnnEL.r, of thiu
einity, was about attacking CISLEY McGEur.m
deavoring to take the pistol from Munnr.L wht
d the butt of it, it went off, instantly killing
:0E-~ McCAan-v, a by-stander. The unfor
nate man was a kind-hearted, industrious Irish
an, and leaves an niilieted wife to mourn his
's. The ball entered the right breast, and death
sued in a very few mir.utes. Mt-unzti:L. was
rested and is now in prison.
In times like these, we doubt the prudence of
ying negroes quartered on farms without
tite person to supwrintend them. The plnces
e yt to becomae the resorts of night-walkers,
al mh become the unsuspected harhorage of
schief,-especially when these farms are not
thin the scope of strict patrol surveillance.
.-tant patroling would reiove apprehension
a great extent ; and this, at least, shotuld not
neglected in cases of the sort.
rThose Powder Mills".
See the letter of Mr. Woonum, answering a
estion of the Charleston Courier. Mr. W.,
w in the S. 6. Army, is a citizen of P' -kens,
d was our (sometimie) Copt. Chor. Ihs lacte
a no doubt cuirrect, and should not be overlook
by the proper authorities.
General R., U. M. Dunovant.
General Iu:ALena.tn, in enumerating the offi
rs who rendered efficient aid in the affair of
rt Sumter. mentions U.sr.eral Deyovat-r 6:st,
due to his rank. lie was also first~in another
,nt of view. lie was first in devoting himself
the active duties of the campiaign. And he has
questionably been ever amongst the first in con
iuous exertions for the speedy success of the
it of South Carolina. Hie has also beetn among
e very last to leave his post anid seek a tempora.
repoe in the retirement of his home. Froni
e 20th Diecenmber unitil the taking of Fort Sum
r, General Dtaov.r did not once leave the
ee of strife andl danger. And even since the
l of that Fort, it has only been within thu lasi
o weeks that he eoubl bring himself to suspenm
e responsibilities of his honorable charge. Fo:
rew days lie has bieen with his family in Edge
Id, hut is gone back again to the duties of hii
The State owes much to Gheneral DuxovAixr for
apro~mptituide, reail, anid efficiency during the
t three or fonr eventful months. With charae
ristic modesty, lie has directel1 his endeavors ti
Luring the best results without a thought of
iself as the highest in commnand oin Sullivan'
hand. Indifferent to a place in the gazettes, hi
s labored to work out the first chapter of South.
i success with all hianuls at the wheel. We
bt if another nian coiulid have been selected, as
I sited to the 1.osition lie has so worthily and
norable filled, it cannot be that his militar~
ilities, inow impri.ved by a glorious experience,
u to be dispensed with in the further prosecution
tie war,-we mecan, ini its active, oniward prose
tii. It is a tinie whien all snch mnen as (ieneral
nay.4I-r lionbh he assignied their proper places
the Southern line of battle.
is ie ta South Carolinian I
The Wasbinigtin ,S'mr hats repoirted a visit of
tar's Frontier tiuard to Ltscom.x in the White
inuoe(at Washing ton. Onae Col. VAruAu.4 is said
havn been the spokesmian of the interview on
' ar of the ciimpanay, and represented himsel
being a native Sonth Carolinian. Is it so ?
Fiathier and Son.
The Charleston XMry says: " Dr. LmF.u.n,
merly of the Suuth Carolina College liut now
New York, has been making a .-peech, in whicb
.ives it as his opiniiin that these who partici
tea ii the att:ack oni Sumter, on the 12th anid
h April, are traitors. We are hnappay to inform
r readers that the State Geoliigist, OscAn La-.
it, Eseg., has shown his purpose of identifying
umclf with the fortunes of the Palmetto State
staning at his gun like a birave oman during
entire tight, a relpected member of Capt.
f that is treason, the Doctor will have to make
. malt of it.
Troops in Encampment.
The 7th Regiment S. C. Volunteers, Col. T. G.
BAcox commanding, is most eligibly encamped
on a ridge about five miles below Aiken and a
mile from the S. C. Railroad. It is called Cninp
Pickens, and i, at once well shaded, well watered,
healthful and convenient. From several who are
here on furlough, we receive very cheering ac
couts of the condition of the men, their progress
in the drill &c., &e. Brigadier General McGOWAN
and Staff are there, and SLOA\'s Regiment was
expected. The troops are amply supplied with all
the necessaries and home of the comforts of !ifu.
In a few weeks they will be ready for the hloil.
From present aipearane'es they will he needed,
and as many more (it may be) in a very short
time. Let every man set his house in order, that
he may take the tented field in his turn.
The Big Wars.
ON another page we copy an article from the
New York Econ iut (hitherto a sensible journal)
which will go far to disperse the last lingering
doubts as to the universality of the war in America.
The Eronea.ndt with the rest has lost its reason
and joined in the general howl. It is evidently
the howl of desperation in view of the downfall
of Northern interests and Northern power. Unless
the most intense and untiring human exertion
shall be stayed and crushed by some sudden in
terposition not yet apparent, the cuooliduled
North is upon us in full force. We copy such ar
ticles to awaken the last slumberer amongst us,
and that ccery mnuc may begin in time to prepare
for the worst. Thus prepared, and thus only, are
War and The Sabbath.
The Saviour of the world taught and demon
strated that " the Subba&th ice nwe for nan and
not 'wn fur the Sabbath." He did things on that
day which the. Jews pronounced unlawful, and
justified himself on the simple broad ground that
. was a work of necessity. The commentator,
Scorr, speaking of the rule laid down in the text,
says: "Every regulation respecting it (the Sab
bath) should be interpreted according to this gen
eral rule; so that, when a strict ubservance of the
external rest would be injurious, either to indi
viduals or in an enlarged and 'complex view of
the subject; the Lord of the Sabbath bath grant
ed a license to dispense with it, but not on any
other account." With this view of the subject,
which now prevails throughout Christendom,
wars (which are a necessary 'evil) always result
in frequent interruptions of the Sabbath as a day
of rest. So do civil revolutions, where days are
as months, and much has to be conceived, per
fected and executed in a very limited space of
time. Thus it is that our Conventions throughout
the South have been working on the Sabbath as
well as on other days. So too have our soldiers
been using that day in leborious service; and
should the storm of war burst, battles may be
fought, as heretofore, on the Sabbath. But let
our troops remember that the Lord of the Sab
bath is also the God of Battles; and while they
use His day for inevitable war, let them use it in
the fear of God. So shall they have less of the
fear of man before their eyes.
It is gratifying and encouraging to know, that
from the beginning of this strife the Southern
people, in their Conventions, in their Legislatures,
in their primary assemblies, and upon almost all
occasions connected with the progress of the revo
lution, have evidenced a profound sense of their
dependence upon Almighty strength and wisdom.
And now, in appealing to arms they also appeal
"to the God of Hosts." It is strictly true too, that
our battalions are accompanied the battle.feld
,by the devoted servants of the Cross,-that single
companies are often so attended, and a few of
them are actually commanded by those who were
their pastors at home. It has well been said, with
the mild but firm assurance of faith, that such a
people can never be conquered.
"Nothing but a Soldier."
It was the remark 'of one who had seen service,
when asked how he managed to tollerate the sub
serviency of strict military discipline,-" Why,
air, I'm nothing hut a soldier." There is no lack
of spirit or of wisdom in the sentiment when pro
eo he used when wanted and thrown aside when
used,-a slave for whom anything will do and even
nothing most sometimes su~iee. But it does mean
that " a soldier," to be a soldlier. must be alt sol
dier. And this involves not only the ability and
the will to tight, but the spirit of implicit obedience
We knew a.,gentlenman in days gone by. who
was extremely nice in all his ways at home, and
exactingly particular as to his comforts. Travel
ling with him once throughout a long journey, we
observed that no member of the party encountered
the discomafurts of diet, bedding. staging, &c'.,
with half his equanimity. At length somle one
ventured to ask him (he was not ordinarily a very
approacaldle man) how it was that he never made
a murmur of chmlalint. " Oh. sir." said he very
goodhuouredl," I'm nothing tsit a passen
ger." This is the counterpar't of the soilier's lan
guage, in one aspect, and will illustrate its wisdom.
It consists in simply mnaking up one's Isind to en
dure the inconveniences of any untertaking.
The soldier, like the passenger, has set 'ut upon
an enterprire which has its unavoidable h~ar'5hips,
its provocations, and its actual sufferings, lHe
must therefore forget, for the time, every thing
that by contrast may make these evils m'.
grievous. ]le must leave at home, both his c'rea.
tore comnforts and his habits of comimand. He
must in a wvord be " nothing but a soldier." And
what is it to he a genuine soldier in times like
these and in a cause like ours ? It is to bi' a
patriot-hero of the purest stamp.
A friend writing us from Shattertield in 'this
District, on Wednesday last, says:
"A terrible tornado passed this section on
.onday about two, o'clock, which was' very decs
trucive-houseS, fences and trees were p'rostraterd
iefore it, and' the whole country over which it
tissed seems a pserfect wreek. Several persoans
are seriously hurt, but as yet I hear of' none
killed. The injury tio crops and p~lantations is
uimense. It exteonded about one mile in width.
and twenty in length is us far as I have heard
from. Yours, &e, J. C."
The Boston J/esad puts forth the fiedlowing:
" It is said that Caleb Cushintg appliedI in person
to ov. Andrews for a commnisvion the oilier dlay,
nd the reply of the Giovernior was, "Wh'lat a
commission to the owner of the vessel which tirst
histedl a a'ecessiion flag in the harbor of Charles
t'n ? It wiold freeze the lcart and palsy the arms
of the siildiers of Massachusetts to think of such
Latest From Indes.
The following derectaible mocrceau graces the
telegraphic corner of a Northern paper. It was
already piatent to all, that ,e'cysioni would break
up this corrupt old Union; lint noine of uas hail
hearl before. thtat it was likely ilSo to disrupt
Ilude. Roll on thec ball.
H Angts, May 4. 1cill.
To IrF' DAvis AND) CoXI'nivnAvi5, Moiitgomi
In the event oaf your dleath in the reb~elliion you
have created, yo~u iare hereby notified thiat a coun
cil of our legimns hiave decided on " closed doors"
ainint you:. It has beeni otir policy heretofore to,
pe wide te gates to all recruits; but "' Seces
si" is so abhorrent a doctrine, that wo canno't
You will please take ntice that this I,,e/ckadue
will he madiie eiective ferni this anate.
Per order of his Satanic Majesty.
CAITr. Ktoi (the pirate), Secrectary'.
Dr. J. B. Courtney.
For the infornationi of the tmany friends and
patrons of Dr. J. B. Coenmyat, we are authorized
t announce that he is now on duoty in Captain
B.s's"96~ JIIlonen,"-h'ut that whien the wars
are all over, and p~ence once more restored, the
Doctor (p.rovidhed he gets through safe and sound,
and we hopio so.) will he agiiin at his post lpre
ared to execute all work in the dentist's line,
with his usual skill and promptness.
pgr Liauiar, Brothers & Co., dry goods mer
chants of Baltimore, have started a house in
Richmond. They represent the bausiness of Bal
imro as rtined, and say thitt many of the mer
ccants of that city would remove if they could
J gl tel goad away.
Captain BLAND, of the Xinety-S.r Rifemen,
furnishes for publication the following list of his a
company, showing its present condition. T
If other Captains of Edgefield companies will K
send us similar statistics, it will give us pleasure
to publieh them. They will be useful for future a
Captain,-EL.DERT BLAND. in
Firts Lieu tenaut,-SmEw.ian IIARnISON.
Second " Jounsos A. B.Asn.
Third " JAN. A. DoztRa. .
Orderly Searg't.,-H. W. Ainsos. .
2nd., " M. B. WY.vEn.
3rd., " A. B. Bti r
4th., " N. J. MILEs.
5th., " Joan C.inwan.
.First Corporl.-Mosas lHARIS. st
Second " Ricu. Gfaoony. p,
Third " D. P. VAUGIIAx. r<
Fourth " R. M. Cocca. ti
Fifth " D. W. CluarsAN.
Sixth " C. A. MATHIs. C
Pr, cate.. It
J. T. Adams, Jack Green, H. H. Prescott, w
John Allman, John Green, L. J. Prescott, F
Jas. Allman, M. Grice, . J. A. Radford,
Thus. Barton, J. T. Ilagood, J. D. lRamey, e
B. uoatwright, B. T. Hatcher, F. E. Randall, n
W. S. Boyce, T. T. Hill, C. N. Randall, il
P. H.Broadwater, L. Hlolsonbake, S. Riddle,
J. H. Braxton, E. Iolsunbake, S. B. Ryan,
John Bushy, J. P. Horn, B. G. Ryan, )
John Carpenter, L. S. Johnson, J. L. Salter, o
B. .1. Cogburn, S. A. Jones, W. Samuela,
W1. 11. Cogburn, L. W. Littleton, M. Samuels, u
J. P. Courtney, J. B. Long, S. Sheppard, . h
J. B. Courtney, W. R. Long, W. J. Smith,
E. I[. Covar, G. W. Lott, T. Stevenson,
W. Crawford, J. C. Lovelace, A.Swearengen, r
John DeLoach, B. F. Mays, R. Swearengen, C
.as. Early, P. B. McDaniel, E. Toney,
J. N. Edny. , Simt. McDaniel, J.W. Whitlock,
W. M. Eidson R. L. Mims, Rich. Willing, c
B. W. Fair, S. Murphy, L. Withersley, i
it. J. Glover, J. A. Nicholson, J. P. Whitman, e
L. Gomillion, Robt. Powell, J. B. Woolsey,
C. M. Gray, Sr., M. McP. Wright, B P. Williams,
C. M.Gray, Jr., W. Whitlock. t
W. II. Burrell-Col.'s Orderly,
M. Leibeschultz-Col.'s Sec'ry.
E. T. Davis,-Commissary Sorg't. N
Discharged upon Surgeon's certificate of disability. f
L. B. Wever. WI m. E. Hobbs, Larkin G. Swear- b
engen, Alfred llutcher.
The Home Journal Succumbs.
This literary paper has succumbed to the out- a
side pressure of the New York rabble, and now I
deserves to be universally repulsed at the South. h
The Edgetield Advertiser was recently. taken to I
task for insinuating that there was the least indi
cation of a lack of independence in that quarter; a
and, fearing our surmise might be unjust, we ,
promptly made the amende honorable. But we o
find in the last number of the Journal a paragraph i.
which is not oily a pandering to the North but an a
insult to the.South. If the editors could be sup- e
posed to know what they are talking about, we
should pronounce their assertions (which we itali
cize) sheer mendacity. As it is, the inquiry forces d
itself upon us, what could have super-induced the
amazing stupidity that dictated such a statement?
Here it is:
" The young lady who sends us the agreaable
letter from which the following extracts are taken,
is under a very natural illusion as to who would b
be the majority of her " patients." should she e
officiate as " Florence Night.ingale" to the oppos
ing army. To her glowing imagination that army
is cotuposed entirely of such --Southerners" as a
she has danced with in New-Yo"rk, or passed the
season with,.nt Newport and Saratoga. But very
different classes are the "clay-entera" and " alli
patora," the " erneer." and other " erhte trash," r
(nts they thtemselves enll thema,) ,rlhoforma the ,ni
bualk and luty4 of the csamneon dihry. H1er former
friends are but the few oficers and leading men.
who have hadl the training and meians of gentle- 1
men; and to such, as prisoner or wounded enemy,
it will be pleasure to minister kindness and mercy.
But the lower grades are .cntrcely Ahunun-so, much
morce dIegratded thcan any el'sa with which uny
lady is likely to have conme in contact, that the
nursing of them would be indeedl a duty mis
Women of the South ! whose husbands, brothers,
fathers, eons, and cousins. 'are to be found
throughout the ranks here villiied ! will you tol
erate a paper in your parlors that thus wantonly
attesn.pyts to traduce ourougher sollier y? Gen
it is nevertheless true that there are thotteands of
our soldier. who are their equals in manho,,d.
honor, patriotism, piety, generosity, valor,--in
every thing indeed, unless it be their long-prac
tised crafts of gossipry and song-making.
As chess is somtewhat akin to the strategy- of
war, an occasional prolem~ nmay serve to amuse
some tunents of idlleness ini Camp. We pre-ent
the following to Capt. B., of the Rif~, and See
retary L., of Col. B.ecox's famnily.
White to play, and~ mate in four tmove-.
Capt.-'raenv, in receiving a flag presentu-d
to the Po 'etto GuiardI by the ladies of Uharles.
tonu, tittered .am truthful antd glowing sentiments.
A passage is 'cewith quoted, strongly presenting
the piositio~n ot 'a Soiuth: " The cause in which
we are ongaged '. sacred and just. The PresI
dent of our Confe''-ry the Governor of our
State, and our Generar in commsand, aire eapablet
brave and true. No gree for conqutest, nor thirst
for fatme, like that of him tus Eatgles floated in I
triumph over every Eur-i. capital, defyin
both burnittg sand and frocen 'tlement ; no, lustI
of power like that of him who -'gd no h
Rubicon's frowtning flood, saerillL Romeni and l
her liberties to self; no unholy atmbit. . like thatT
of the A thenian duped by the persuasive tandish
ments and resistless attractions of the ''utiful
Aspasia ; no reckless disregard, nuor wanton dif-C
ference to the calamities of war ; no arrogant 'rE
boastful spirit, no vile nor poilluted passion, inat Vi
gates their zeal or determaines their course. This ne
is a war of self-defence tand of principle ; of prin-2
eiple purified and refined by the holy tires iof an
enthtusiastic patriotism; a war waged lby men who
put their htearts andl consciences itt every b~low
they deaal, " who know thneir rights, and knowing
" The statesmen of this Rtevoltion are no vain
social theosrists, intoxiented with wild Utopian
dreuams. No Kossuth, no Mazzitni. no Louis Blitne
is amonitg them. In stuch hnds riot and confusio~n
wonlbl have ensued, and A4narcby, with torch,
stake and senffold-blo,,d,blarrienadeandlgtnillotine,
wouldl have driveni her blood-stained c'harlot wheels
over the runs of the Confederacy."
"Knowing fiull well that " Liberty without law
loses its natitre and becomes licentiousneses," these
atcompi1limhed architects girded up their loins for I
their mighty work, and have estaiblishedl a system
of governmtent which may now continue tuntil the
stars grow dim, a pyratuid of light amid monu- I
mtenta of genius and triump~hs of intellect."
True, to the letter !It has been no fleFA for thei
reckless or even the impulsive. Statesmen.judlges,
jurists, finnceiers, the age antd conservatismn of the I
country, have combineid to achieve the mighty I
change, unader the blessinig of God. As we lhars
been powerftul in cotuncil, so toay wre be terrible I
gwg Some of the papers in Pennsylvania, it, is
aid, have adopted as a mottos " Beauty and Booty,"
calling.attention to the fact that Baltimore and
Richmond are celubra ted for their beautiful women,
and that they will b~e a part of the rewardl of vie
tory. Death's heads and cross bones are markedE
on some of the Northern Sags bearing stare andj
gg The Butler Guards," a gallant ceps from
reenville District, arrived safely in Virginia on
iesday evening last, and were attached to Col.
?P The impression seems pretty decided in
jWest that there will soon be a tight between
e Lincoln troops at Cairo and the Kentucky and
nnessee volunteers. The latter are mustering
r The New York Independent hatches out
e following infamous slander : "The last lot of
:e sent over to Fort Sumter by the Charleston
ns was largely mixed, fur the purpose of poisou
g the garrison."
ga- Great complaint is made here (says the
et York Tribune) that those now called on to
pply provisions, &c., for the Government at this
sint, can get no pay, and are compelled to bor
w money at ruinous rates to answer the requisi
una of the Navy and War Department.
!l A society, to be called the "Sisters of the
unfederate Army," has been formed in New Or
ans, for the purpose of aiding and nursing sick
ounded officers and soldiers. There are many
lorence Nightingales among the brave, true heart
I daughters of the South, and our gallant soldiers
ill not lack for any comfort they can precure
# We regret to learn (says the Augusta
_epublic of Friday) that Mr. James L. Coleman
this city, was run over by the train yesterday
ear Aiken and instantly killed. The particulars
ave not transpired.
3" The Postal Department at Montgomery is
:ady to take charge of the mails any moment
ongrese may order. The office is provided with
al, books, blaiks, routes, and clerical force,
amplete. No detentions of mails need be feared
consequence of any policy the Lincoln Gov
rnment may adopt.
- Majdr Robert Anderson, late of Fort Sum
er, is at present in Washington city, and bat
rnsented to take command of the Kentucky
rigade of Lineolnites.
p " Gov. Letcher's proclamation directing the
irginia troops to remain at home till called out
or service is misunderstood at Washington and
y 'the people of the North, who regarded it as an
timation that Letcher was receding.
1! The New York papers are teeming with
ecounts of regiments being ,uatered into service.
afore long they will have a chance of recording
ow they were peppered out of service.-Evoning
_r The Woodsocket (R. I.) Patriot gives an
ecount of a tremendous thunder-clap which
artled the good citizens of that place almost out
f their "seven senses" the other day. A lady,
i speaking of the event, said her first thought
fter the thunder-clap, was, "Jeff Davis has
p,& It is stated in a Cincinnati paper, on'the
uthority of a member of the Cabinet, that a few
ays after the inauguration an agent was sent to
urolo to purchase 500.000 stand of arms, and
sey are now arriving by every steamer at New
p. Mr. Schott, of Nashville, Tenn., is now
usily engaged in the manufacture of percussion
aps. The Gazette learns that arrangements have
cen perfected by which they can be turned out
t the rate of 20,000 per day. This will keep the
outbern army supplied for some time to come.
A Northern paper says: " It is currently
sported in Philadelphia that the hardy regimeuta
ow mustering in Maine, New Hampshire and
'ermorrt, will he concentrated, as soon as possi
Ie, at the Navy Yard, Porstmnouth, New Hamp
hire, and shipped to some impuortant point neat
~harleston, S. C. It is undeniable that, at the
~avy Yards of Charlestown and Portsmouth Sc.
ive preparations are makinig to send out a fleet,
nd, of course, it will not start until it is well
For the Advertiser.
rines to the Memory of Laura A. Penn.
Too lovely foir this sin-stained earth,
Was she who captured every heart ;
None knew, but loved her gentle worth :
Her life wae.Love, the greater part.
Hecr thrilling voice we'll hear no more;:
Hecr speaking eyes no longer bright ;
But where angelic anthems pour,
There Laura dwells in realms of light.
The Mother of the early dead,
To Earth by many a tie still bound,
Full many a hitter tear will shedl
O'er that green turf--her sacred mound ;
Yct as thou weep'st remnembler too
She has escatpcd all toil and strife;
The real grief, the dream untrue,
That muarks each phase of human life.
11er Father too once proudlly catled,
That earth-cared jewel all lhis own;:
Though now bereavedl, by gloomn enthralled,
li-r life bath on thy pathi o'tce .whone.
Think of her oft with those who still
Around thee spread Hlope's joyous ray ;
Be glad, and sink into '1'.o will
Of Him who said - * im the Way."
We miss thy smile, fair gentle one,
That oft on us its light bath shed ;
Thou wert called home o're from the sun
One ray of Hope or Joy bad led.
Thou only saw Love's sunny May,
Thy glimpses osf life brighat as brief;
When ushered to eternal day.
Thy cruan bud not one autumn leaf.
Fur the Advertiser.
" Is there a Powder Mall in South
This Is a renmarkable question asked in the
iarleston ('u'ri-. this morning, and I must say
at I am surprised at it, when it is so well known
the people of the tup-counatry thst there are two
sweier Mills in snee.sful opueratio~n in Pickens
istrict, and have been f',r two or three years.
is :nore a tmatter of surprise to me, fromg the
ut that there have been such fescilities offered to
e public to b~e better informed upon this subject.
sere has been an advertisement in the Keowee
arer, offering for sale powder made at the
lutth Caru'lina Mills, three mi!es east of Pickens
11., for the last year, and also R. A. Troarsux,
!q., the Editor, has called attention to the ad.
rtisemaent etditorally- several times ;-still it is
tknown. Divers articles have appeared in the
alhalla Bonner and BJue Rid1e llerald, deacrip
->f the active operations of these mitts. And
n I a or '59 1 wrote a long article descriptive of
hs ls which was published in the Edgefield
ilsa.-also an article descriptive of the
oelin at", nel Hill, which I publishaed in the
'terprae in May IMO ; and I also
wrote an arthm
F~~.ra in ' Jan.. 15th for the Athena (Ga.)
eewihws to Dr. Moonr. on the caame sub
eorgia. And stilI -dy cop~ied bsy the Press of
9'unrier tasks with seeming
,,,,ne '-steea:ler mill in South Caro
I amt truly lod to excha. .
!ol. Cuntars' of the lli-nrelo nao ..the languatge of
hat the Sothern peopole are nY ati .e se
a conuceal their light under a bm 'l sti i
There is a Powder Mill situated"
utrance of the Tunnel ona the Blue f' .estern
toad, with thirty copper vessels, and Roi
arning out a great quantity of excellentp .
twas duly patronised. This mill Is the prq
f J. M. Osrannonrr', Esq. His address is4y
iala, S. C. There is also anotber mill loeate
hree miles east of Pickens C 11., cnlled the
South Carelina Mills," and iwned by Messrs.
owas & Co., which also masefactures an excel.
mnt articeo of rifle or blastlg powder. I have
ried the powder from ho'. of these mills andI
:now it to be good.
I write this article for the sole purpose of in-.
>rming the public upo/his miomaent-,us question,
-a question which is e vtal interest to the South.
rn Confederacy at ty' time..
C. H. A. WOODWIN.
Fort Johnson, 5)., May 6th 18Cr.
Colision-of Troops.Near St. Louis, Mo.
ST. Louis, May 12.-Yesterday Gen. Frost's
brigade of militia at Camp Jackson, surrendered
upon demand, to the Federal troops. They were
offered to be released on parole, but that was de
clined, on the ground that taking the oath would
imply.tbat they had been in arms against the Fed
eral authorities, which they denied.
While the State troops were drawn up between
two lines of Federalist volunteers, stones were
thrown and pistols tired at them, one shot taking
effect in a leg of Capt. Blanlowskey. This aOi
cer, in falling, gave the order to fire, which was
obeyed. Two women and several children were
killed, and about twenty other persons wounded.
The greatest excitement prevails in this city, and
the Republican newspaper ofices are threatened
with destruction by an exasperated populace.
Another Tragedy in St. Louis.
Sr. Louis, Mo., May 12.-Another tragedy oc
curred here last night. The Hou.e Guards [Black
Itepublican',] were marching through the streets,
followed by a crowd of people, who hissed and
hooted at them, when a boy discharged .a pistol.
in the rear of the coznpany.
The company thereat fired upon the crowd.
The whole column was thrown into confusion,
breaking ranks, and tiring down their own line,
as well as among the crowd on the side walks.
Four soldiers and four citizens were killed, and
many were wounded.
Great excitement prevals in the city.
Gen. Harney has issued a proclamation-expres.
sing his regret at the present state of affairs here
and says that the military under his- command
will only be used in the last extremity; and he
hopes not to be compelled to declare martial law.
To avoid excitement, the Regulars will be used
to aid the local authcrities.
The surrender of Camp Jackson caused great
excitement in the Legislature. "
The military bill passed both Houses.
The State Treasury has been removed, as well
as the powder purchased by the State.
The citizens are enrolling themseks in a Home
Guard, in obedience to a special call of the Gov
One thousand Illinois volunteers are stationed
at Caseyville, 7 miles distant.
Virginia Union Convention, &c.
ALExANDRIA, May 13.-The Convention of
Northwestern Virginia, met to-day, at Wheeling,
for the purpose of forming a separate State. It
is rumored that thirty counties are represented.
The procee-ings are not yet known.
Virginia and United States troops are rapidly
concentrating at Harper's Ferry. All defensible
points are occeupied and fortified by Virginians.
A fight is anticipated.
Gun Captured by U. S. Troops.
ELicoTT's MILLS, Md., May 12.-The steam gus
presented to the Government of the Confederate
States by Mr. Winans, of Baltimore, was captured
here to.day by the Federal troops.
The Niagara Blockading Charleston
The Charleston Xlercury confirms the presence
of the Niagara off Charleston.
On Sunday morning thebark Iflija (Liverpool)
was boarded by a boat commanded by Lieut. R.
L. May, who informed the Captain (among other
things) that 100,000 men had been landed on the
coast of Louisiana.
The endorsement made by him on the Hilja'e
papers ran thus:
"B1oarded May 12thi., and ordered off the erhole
S9outherna coaet of the United Mtates of Anmerica, it
Pilot LOCK~WOOn left the lilja about 10 o'clock,
and reached the city in his skiff, acc'mpanied by
a valuable boat hand, who remained faithful, al
bhough appearances indicated that the boy had
only to open his mouth, when he might have had
a passage to some other place than " Dixie's
Land." The IHiljs went off during tlie day, and
will proceed to the British Provinces.
-Durtugn'itseme day the British ships Mon
moanthi and Genecral Prkhill were ordered off.
Fromi the CJ.arle'.'on ekren:ry.
From Richmoend, Washington, ,re.
Ricnaosa, May 1.-The Palmetto Guard, of
Charleston, Capt. Cuthbert, arrived this morning,
all well and in fine spirire. They have joined
Col. Kershaw's regiment.
Gen. Lee is no'w acting with great vigor. He
holdis coummand of all the Confederate forces in
Seward, the Abolition Secretary of State, re
cetved yesterday a dispantch from a New York
tirm, asking whetber their vessels could proceed
to Norfo k to take a cargo, of cotton. Seward re
plied that they could nut, adding that " similar
requests h.ad beeni refused in the case of foreign
The editorials in the late English papers rela
tive to the reduction of F'ort Sumnter by the South
Carolininus, are decidedly far..rnlble to the South.
Ricutuoxti, May 12.-The steam sloop of war
United States is uff the Alexandria wharves, with
port-holes open and gu run out.
Forty-nine Dalglren and Columbiadl guns have
,arrived at Ilarper's Ferry. A stock train bound
to Baltimore was seizedl there to-day.
The total number of troops offered to Lincoln
and accepted by him thus far is alleged to be
three hundred thousand.
The New Jersey volunteers havc threatened to
msutinay unless supplied with better food.
Guerilla warfare has been begun in Maryland.
A detachment of fifty men fired on the Picket
Gu~ard of Camp Butler. The fire was returned
by Lincoln's troops, atnd twenty shots were ex
It is rumored that the Great Eastern has bEen
chartered by the Lincoln Government.
The newspapers from the cotton and manufac
turing Districts of England all urge the recogni
tion of the donfederate States.
j feward stated to a-gentleman who assured him
of the determined feeling in New York to sustain
the U. S. Government, and that energetic action
was expected of the Government, that " the peo
pie eeuldl lbe icell satinjied sh at tcould take
place in, afewt days.''
Affairs at WVashington.
WAisultXGvoy, May 12th.-Northern troops con
tinue to arrive here at the rate of from 1,000 to
3,000 per day.
Numbers of the Federal troops now heresare
of foreign extratction ; and a regiment of them is
quartered1 to-day at Annapolis junction, 'Md.,
comnposed entirely of, and oficered by, Germans.
inen. Scott, it is satid, is not unaware of the mil
tary power of the South. Yesterday he told one
af his friends that Virginia alone could, within
fs hours, concentrate twice as many troops upon
Washington as arc already enrolled and mustered
into the service of the Lincoln A dministration.
Several regiments have left here within the last
3 or 3 d:ays for the Relay H~ouse, in Maryland.
['heir ultimate destination is said to be Harper's
Mr. Sanford, Agent of the Adams Express Coin
)any, arriced here on Thursday last, with $700,
bit in ,pecie for the Government. Hie was em
orted here by a Company of 50 men of the 2nd
J. S. Cavalry.
Affairs at Washington, &c.
AL.ExANmnuA, May 15.--Thirty-seven thousand
roops are now in Washington. Desertions from
he Federal army are numerous.
Runaways from Virgi:.ia have b'een arrested by
S. troops in Washington.
'c steamer Pawnee, lying off Alexandria to
day '-unted two additional gulns.
.The' S. steamer Mount Vernon stopped oppo
site Alelidria to-day and comumunicated with the
The Unitesepostater General has made
arrangements -r the transumission of the mails
between. New Yotu and Port Pickens via Havana,
by Federal Governbent steamers.
There is no trt in the rumor of an inmurree