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The Great Fire. e
We take the follwing account of the great I
lire in: Charleston flou the .:rery .f that
Decenb. r 12. 1861.
This morning dawued drearily uijeou :A night
of terror and di:.aster. AuJut J o'clo k last
eveuing the alarut rang out, calling the citi
zein to quell th beginning vf a tire. which,
in the sun-equent extert ud rap.d.ty of its
ruiiju bwet p. will cuoiare wite the most
terriie coii-&gratioun winlch bare ever visited
t .o A:aeriea ntitinent.
Bef'.re 1U u'cluck, the tire had bt gun raging
in aevetai ditf.rit po.it, in the l.'w-r dart of
the city. The building:< in the stricken neigh
borhuods were mostly of wood, old, closely
built and aurrounded by small out-iu Idings
of an exceedingly i:lamnnablte ch:aracter. As
tenezuetL after teuemient was ticst lip ked by
and then enveloped in the flast spreading
Ilaines, the paine bicane awful.
T'owards mid ig:t the lire had as.iuned pro
pmeri"i-s of ajipalling mia::nitu.ie. eli cir
cumtlfreice which it enbraced nl a snel as to
render the most desperate elff.:its of our en
tire fire brigade of comparative in-igniticance.
The regiments trout theItae l,:e Coots,- came
down at double quick ito tuhe burning Wards,
and co-operated must earnestlv and indefati
g:bly in the labors of our undaunted fi. emen.
But still the Northeastern gale fanned the
fire with its desolating breath, and the people
began almost to despair of eheckine the pro
gress of the dikater. Frot the precinets of
Market, East hay and State Streets, the con
ii tration had now reached Meeting and
Q'eei Streets. The terr r of the fatdlies (in
mni:iy cases without their u-nal protectors,
owing to the military exigencies of the times) 1
was e 'intaiois, and mch aitrtLer up into the
city the wairk of packing up valuables and
getting ready to desert their hounesen!s be
Tie tie btgan in Russeil & C...' Sash and
Blind Factory, at the fIut of llasell S:reet,
ani the report-though a vague one-is. that
i; appeared in three phias ait the satie time.
tr-.sing to lhe otaer side of Il.cell Sitret, it
b~urnted C:.mer~m & C01.'s inanen.,.e .\ia--hinte
Sna..ps andl, inl deLr the- iimpulae acqunir.,d a: that
i..t nd tie silf bre.z- tr..mit the N:,rth east,
withunt a utlie:ent uipply (.f water--f;r i? was
dead luw tide-it becamue totally utnuanagea
-1 he f.di..win, is the course of the fire from
n); E.at iHav the tire extender', on the East
ridle ro: the ra-idencne of 1r. J. S. .;:rd to
the c.r:aer .f Market street. On ti.: W.st
,ide from 3Mr. .'iorge Kotlocah's to the South
we..t corner of Mlarket itrete, iincl:%:vc, was
On'Pritcerd street the pr; p-rty of Mr.
J.,hn Torrent, Mr. Tvel. Mr. Ar:ope, Mr.
C .r 'a: a al o: hers was c:sonm-iiad.
():a .iri t .;re:,t, from Eart Bay' to Chureb
s.r..-t, ' ati side. ryas destroaval.
t ), A -asn st reet, -'ast antd WVest Side. from
Clman s M 'ills Sou thi, sund.vy b'inldir+s were
dc; r 'iyed, to M-trket streer. Ciamn'r %s inie
F.'i" r Mills were most Itriunately p.servel.
On State street, on either side. t- thL:nes
spre-ad de.struction froi Market to Cuimber
Land. Cunberlinl street it Meeting, iirnlu
din its eiong.it ion, Hothrheek'. Alley. to K:ing
stret is in rioms. Church stiert, fr..i the
corner tt Market to Cumberlan:l strert, is al.
e) burned. Linguard street, with its sundry
hittle tenements and matny occupanits, was com
lil--tily d6.tron td.
Meeting street, on the E --t side, from the
I.'i l use near Market str,-et, to dr. Kenne
d/cs taihoring estab;ishment, opp->site the
:4,iis 11,tise, andal from the Theatre on the
West u1de. to the N!i. Ilouse, is in aThes.
TI:ia rang~e itncluded tine Cir enar C hireb, in
s'.itute ltl, Thleatre, Apprenticest' I .iary,
P'almi.rtto StViings instinutiont, Art Asaia
tio:), inarle:5t6.6 .rtVMl.. i,..tituLI.,n, anod tthe.
line resdeces of Dr. Rodri...n:i". Dr. De
Sauissure, and Dr. North. The Millk 116,nse
most fortunately escaped with little damiage.
Q.aeen street was laid in aseefromn Dighien's
staiec't. North side. Eatst of Meeting street. to
t ie --ehoo! of the Sisters of Merrcy near Ma
:e.k street. and onl the.iomb side fromt ,itz
1-r'.- Gh.,he Ilotel. to Mr. Jabs- Nortaon's r, Si
d :nee,. maid wav beitwecrn Mazyck and Franklin.
Th:e line buldinigs o~wned1 by tine Sisters of
3Ierc" were most fortunatttely pireservedi by the
tuost'strenuo1Cus effortsouf thbe firemen, who i~ew
up several builditngs for this purpose.
Archdale street, from the Unitarian Church,)
on thze East .-ide, ar~d from Mr.'Phios. !!yan's,
on the West. side, to Qacen, was destroyted.
King street. from loribeek's nlik-y, on
either side sonthward, save the huiblings on
each curnier, were dtlryed--on the Eti~t
side to the Quaker M.:etinig House, on the
\est sidle to Mr. Mleihers bakery, ne'tr
lIcoatd str. et was destroyedl-comnrnicing
with St. Andrew's 11ntl1 on the North side, to
the residence of D~r. Wragg, inclusive, cornier
of Franklin street. In this range anro inclii
ded the fine residences of Bi.,hop Lynch,
Genorge M. Cuflin, Mr. J. B. Uleyward, Post
master hluger, Miss b'owtman, Johnw Lauirens,
1)r. Mazyck, Capt. Rutledge and John Ihmn.
nell. On the South side the fire ratted from
Mr. C. F. Levy's, opposite the Cathedral, to
Mr. Seabrook's extensive West end. destroy
ing all, save the houtse standing 66n the earner
oh'~New street. andi Mr. Hiugnenin's brick resi
<Loce below Savage.
Mazvek street, from Queen to Broad, East
andl West, is laid low.
Short street, running from Ma.zyck street
to Franklin, was haid in nahes, inceluditig the
htandlsome residlences of Mr. Middleton, M.
McK-ty. Mr. Gravely and Mr. Willianms.
Logzan atreet wias enttirely detroyed~ . ecp
one i.eluinig onl the Elast side', neaor Tlradd.
Newl street anid satvage .street are left with
(lut a land-maark, save the brick chimneys of
the handsome dwellings which recently adorn
ed that section.
T1he residenice- on Tradd street. fro~m Logan
toSr.va;;e, on either .de wth Greenihill,
or two exceptions, all in ruins.
Themn Mkrcury speaks as follows of the pnriu
c:Ll buildirngs destroyed:
s1;dndid strnetur, built only atb:.ut eight.
years *.*o, wa justly rated onei ofl the finest
archiattura ormanwtits of Our city. It was
conistructed of brown stone, in a very massive
and costly manner. All the sacred vessels
were saved. The Bishop's residence~, at
tatchel toa thle Cathedral, containied at very
rare anal valuable library, a porti.ni of which
Tub: CtacciL a Curacw.-The site reecrit'y
(iicnpierfi he the Circular Church was farimer
ly, in the ninmory of mia:y of our old citizeins,
ttic I.,cus inl jno of a brick church, known as
11bw- White Meeting." It had its oiigin co
evailr with: the settlement of thea cityv in I 680.
Ih PaIhe 25:hI May. I 9%t, the n-~w buihaling
was opened~ fur the first timne with flpplrhopriate
reati Us exctis~es. The new biuinime:it was
c; re'h lin iirmtn, iiad Mi feet in di tmeter. ia
I :;. ha. :nd-htiont of a joity . tr--, 182 fet :
bigh,'added to the ap;:earance of the building.
-ti: ts ccxaito.Asu) S-rnEIr (Merin-itr) 1
C i ien ni.--This was at plain, snilitantial struie
t re, ailformding comntitdioiui apartments for
their iareC e->ngregiation, wit galleries and
banseinen:t roo~ammS f' r a very harge' slave ma.-m
l,-rship;. It was swe; t away in thle great, fire
of' Is:;m atid re-built soon alter. It is agam
enitirely udest royedl.
Laigamn street, between Iroatd atnd TJrad.d a
stetwasa a necat and wtll arranged ainiee
with grountd floor and galleries. The congro
5ionisquite afullaoe, and itha been for tj
otne time past under the rectorship of the
tev. Mr. Prentiss. It is entirely dtstroyed.
THE FaiEsNs' MsrmTIots 1lot-..-Thi, un
>reiemlinig sructure oL King -treet, South of
lucen atrve, was Lrned to ti.x gi ourd.
T FE S'i. A sm w's HALL.-this wel known
Lud historie builoineg. in whLich the Conlvei
iotn of the Peoile of Soul II caro lina held its
ittings amtn agrced upon -he Or.inance ot
eesslon, on the 2Oth of December of last
ear, is now in ruins. The walls are stand
rig, but the interior is entirely consuumed.
Se 'earin tuat the lendid lull lengtii por
rait of Queen ,i t..aia, by an endtunaj t artiat,
which las ai ays been eoua-idered ,:n of the
ttratctioi of the to m, a, -.%-il a, the ior
.raits of Tunno, iobertson, King and others,
rere renoved i:a time.
ISrrlrri: IIAr.r..-This magnificent 114',
.he lar-.s:. in the Sumit, is lost to us, and we
eel sure that it mill be .eriuously missed
:nected, as it wit-, with the pi ular heart,
)y the fact tiat. witiiin it: wall, the lirst up
i;rin.s of the peuple ol Charlesion im this
.evolution hadt! utterance; and. more than all,
jeeanse the u)riinaiLce ot Secession was rati
ied there. Those who, but a short year agu,
were witnesses of those sou!-stirring sems
which ended in secesiofn, will deeply regret
he demolition of the Institute.
The office of the Southern Express Com
)any was burned to the ground, and a large
.uantity of miscellaneous goods was lost. The
$press office will, we learn, he re-opined in
4eetiug street, opposite the Charleston Ho
el, in a few days.
CAuiEnox & Co.'s "PIronEax Irtoy Wous."
his extensive foundry and machine shops is
gain in ashes, being the second time in the
ast ten rears that its energetic and popular
:ropr ietors have been visited with lire. The
nitire premi-e< are in ruins. including large
;uantitites of shot. shell and other ordnance
stores, rendy for delivery ii the Confederate
States; amongst whiclr were valuable and tin
proved machinery for riling cannon, iakiiig
p.rcu sionI caps, &c. The p werf ul steam fire
.ngine, which was prominently at work du
ring the conlag'ati-i at differenit points, was
built at. ell s esttablishteit. W e sincerely
trust that our atslwart friend and his co work
L-rs wilil 51oonr. pihonliix like, arise front iheir
ishes, atd ov.-reriming all obstacles furnish
another 1 lostration of their ability to meet
the most disheartening reverses with manly
The entire loss is variously ostimated at from
ive to Seven uillions.
Rtenrvosn. UDceruber 13.-In iCon;ress to
ay, the fillowing nessage from President
Davis was read :
To the Conyrcess <f the Conferaute States :
The calamity which has laid in ashes a
large portion of the city of Charleston c.ls
for our si-mpatby, and seeni to justify the
ffering ot a1 idu the manner hereafter sug
rested. hIle- State of Sntmb Carolina will no
roubt desire to assist. the lept"cle of Charleston
in tir hour of need, but as her resonrces
are now taxel to their utmost in resisring the
invason of her soil, the prompt. inetwevention
f this G verinment mar riot be deemed tun
uitable to the occasion. The State of South
Uarlin.t, in conin with other States, has
made liberal advances o:; account of the war,
and this Government is umquestionably large.
ly her debtor. With the existing pressure
upon her resoaurCes, it is probable that her
desire to aid the suffering city u Charkstoni
may be rtstrainel by other dt.enuandsi upon
her availah!e means. Under .-uch cirun
ttances mlay we not exi.ibit our syrnipathy
with her pe''ple by arn olfer to place at tiie
Ccntrol (it thea 1,eri~latucre of :bat Stat'-, which
is now in sessiont. :t l'"rio ot the snm we
oiwe her. Tl'm- magmrtndle of thiis calarmity
affords a reason for inakinag arn e-xtepit iionm
her favor, and prompltnaes of action will rmani
fest in the mnost appropriate muanne.r the ain
erity of the regard of our people for that
allant State, arid our entire symplathy in all
that ctrnrns them. 1 recotniendl, there
lore, that Congress make acn npprrti.t in ot
4rh ati aui~mat mrs mayr be dlemet snlth-ent
or the purpose propo..'ed. to ha placed1 at. the
:ontrol of the anthorities of the State of
SothCaoli~. JEFFElRSON DAVIS.
Mr. Ke-nner, of Louisiana. offered the fol
owing recsolutions9, which were unanimrously
Resolve-d, That tin advance he miade to the
State of South Carohina on account ol her
laisi against the Confederate States.
Resolved, Thart the suma of $25t,000 he
nd is hereby appropriatetd as arn adivan~ce on
acount of any claims of the State of South
Uarolina utptmi the Conifederatte States. arid
that t amc lie paid to .,nlh pe-rsorn as rmay
be auitorized by the Legi~latuire of Souith
Uarolia to receive the same.
The following nominations have been con
irmed by Congressi:
Com'issioners under lie Seqiuestration A et:
Geo. P. Scarborough, of Virginia; Thos. C.
Reynols, of Mi.,souri; and Walker Brooke,
Conederate District Attorneys: John C.
Nicoll, for Georgia; W. M. Randol ph, for the
Eastern District of Ark-ansais.
Nothing new froma the clamps at 6 o'clock
S. L. liite, of New Orleans, was found
aead ina his room at the Spotswood House,
yestrday mrorninig. IHe is supposed to harve
died from apoplexy.
New York papers caf the 1 0th irnstnmt, anrd
B~altimno re of the 11ith, have hbeen receivedl atn
Centerville. It st-emrs that neCws of the Mat-on
and Shdetl atl.dr had not reacthed Englatnid.
The steameir Nashville was .still at Sounthiamp
to, ad was err atirng di~ciens:iun. The~ Lon
don Teus snys the Naslhville muist be tieated.
as a sip-of-wtar, and on the same looting as
those o the United States.
1h ahboin tendency is inicreasing at the
TuE a Lri. SInian x:aa i at ov.I
iur ssue of LIhe 'J it inst., we alluded to a col
Lision be'.weeine the eanmy anid the Sooth
Uarolna cavalry. It seemns to have occurared
On the tith, at dar-k, a detachmnert of tie
nounted regiiment, under coritmand tf Col.
W. E. Martin and Malj. G. W. Oswald, crossed
>ver Port floyacl Feriry, under orders to comn
piete the bur-nirng of cot tori cornmrrenced ti-r
Jlays previously by Capt. S. Ehliott, of the
B~eaufor Volunteer Arutllery. Col.- lrrtimn,
with two guide.4, onre of whom was Capt. 0.
Barnwell, arid tell tilt-il prceceded~ towards
B~eaufort, wvile Maj. Oswald brought on the
rem airnder of the ifetachmen-rt of fifty minr.
W~henr within three aiuarters of a mile of
he town, in paerfect darkness, their advanced
arty, under the Colonel, were fired cupon by
ie ienmys pi-kets, at the distairce of about
hirty yards. Of the South Carrolina trocops,
.mait. Barn well was wountrded. Byv the return
if the ire it is ftupposed two of the einamy
Thie Svutha Carolina cavalry remainedl twern
y-four hours on the ki-acd, acid cormpleted
lie work which they were senat to do. There
a scarcely airy cottoni left oin thre islaud.-Sa
ana Newva, 12tlr.
Faou Esauroaiv.-A re-port ri-ache'd hero
e teray that thec Yankees- had advanted
lina of t heir towrps to a po sition near Port
to al Frry, act mi t t i Tuesda last, un
lemr cover of wi.m.. icrrnllecry wh lich they had
dacdi iia pymmi.on, thaey crossed to rhe miaim
and desroyedl teoaui rIle pits which our forces
...s ....ee-acd--I-Cnaneinn Conrie-, 13th
Late from Liucolindom.
WAsnINGo, Plec. 10.-Seward's letter te
Minister Drayton in France is out. Seward
is a:nxitus to a bubsh privateteriug ; the Thou.
v"tenel is chary an his reply ; an 1 Seward re
jects the l-ter's plroiositiou of neutra!itv.
Coml. Wilkes. in ils olii:ial star ement oft Ih
atrest of es..;,b. Mlason and Sliddlf, charg.e
the Briti:,h agent with complicity in their es
cape and departure for Europe.
In the House of Represeitatives, Mr. P-n
dIlen'i, .i Ohio, Iovetd a resolut.ioni that Cont
gress alone fas the power to suspend the wril
of haes rupiuts. lie spoke at sotme leigtL
oil the resoatlti, which was', .owever, ta
bled-ithe vote being four to one in fivor o
N ta Yoh, Dec. 10.-Cotton market firi
alaes to-dov oIf .t;0 tales, Middling Uplanads
quoted t ;1-.: I.h-.
The Aboliuion tendency is increasing at thi
A cnrresponadent of the Piiladelphia En
qtuirrr :"ay that a umitbiier of the it~aizens '
iorgetown and Alexandria openly favor thi
A resolution favoring the abolition of slave
rv in the District of Columbia, has beet
iroiught lip inl Congress. There is no doub
that Congress will Inuve in this matter at at
Garret Davis has been elected U. S. Sena
tor from Kentucky, in place of John C
Breckinridge, " the traitor."
It i- believed in the federal lines that th
Confedeiate foree is at least 700,0t0 men.
The correspm.dent of the New York Posh
tinder date of Dec. 9th, says that Thaddeu
Stevens stated, in the Republican caucu.
that, after Caneroti's report had been accept
ed by Lincoln, Gen. McClellan went to th
Presiden:, and maid that he would resign, i
that pout on of Camneroi's report respectin;
the eurailing and e:iaincipation of slaves, wa
sent to Congress, and that the Presiden
modified Se-cretary Caineroi's report. Thi
statemer.t oif Stevens creates some coitfnm
tion amrhontg the Black Republieans, who thini
that. McClellan interferas where lie ha-: It
bu::ine's. The attirs of tie Metropolis at
evdently getting tan:led: The New Yor
Pot =avs that. McCleliu:a should he arrestu
Thie faailadelphia Inquirer ptblie, at stalt
mcn:. wvhich Cvinces that the number of -ie
and wounded :ner in the Federal army, i
frein 40 to 50.00t.
Wall street, New York, is allieted with th
blues, in cotisequence of the large estinate
made by the Secretary of the Treasury.
A Fc nEi. t. CoLoNirI. TO DE SHOT.-Th
New York 1Herald save :
A rumor was prevalent in this city yestei
day, based upno iiirtnatinn received froi
W'ashin ton in a private letter, that Colont
James E. Kerrigan, of the Fifteenth Ne,
York Volunteers, and a member of Congre
from this city, who was some short time sinc
tried and coivct d of treason, is to be she,'
his death warrent, it is said, having bee
signed yesterday. It will be reimeinhere
that. Mr. Kerrigan's name was mentioned i
this city several nmonths ago in connteetio
with a secret organuization in behalf of t.h
S mth. Stbsr-qia'it ly, however, he raised
regiinent in the service of the governmen
but soon after his arrival at the seat of wa
he was removed front commnand and tried bi
court martial on charge of communicatin
with the enemv.
CAMPA.N Ix riE Wr.-Fron the Bow
ing Green letter of lthe tl, to the Nashvill
I Banner, we clip the tllowing:
Our artmy is here. fortified and strongl
reinforced. The Northern army is on t
o:her side of U reen River, wit h pickets threw
contsideracb~y foirwatrd. Eachal party is anaxi.:;
to ga:in some iidtvanagace of the othart, atndi
a--iv ely on the alert to secure the aidvantag'
W1ahenever eitther armiyi crosses Greent Rivei
or miv's in lairge naumi'bers toward thiat strean
a general enigaemiemt mtay bie e;piectd. A
to> wh:ch patty will first venture a general ad
vance, remains to he seen. I yet believ
that the force at this point under Jaohnttoc
and Buckner will make the advantoc, anda tir
less omtd:anke'd hv soe un tlt.'k.-- j 6r mov,~.
mnentof the eneuty, I believe the advatnce ii
IUe that as'it may, a battle at this place,c
somnewhnere in i is region is, to all iappea
anuces, inieviabl~e. If 'an atssult is miade upa
theI townt it will he delbnuded to the bitteor ei
it an attenmpt is im::de to besiege the place, t hi
beers will be outfaeneraled aind drive
back ; if tneither be attet~i~ed, then'i ourfre
will moive i'wiard and offe'r the gage of ba
tie, which wilitno dlotut be accepjted. '1,1
antxety of aelh army to finid out thea streng't!
poaitioii aind designs of the adversary is.
course, extremie. The ah-ertneass and initr,
pity of our scoutintg paties catnnot b2 ea
cel - atil r.suhit ina the greate.-t acdvaadtac
to the armty.
RrN:vlNG TilE BLo(KA DE oF iTE PoTtalk
A letter dated Wacshinigton, IDecmber.
ptulished in the~ B~altimnore Sun, says:a
T1hue steamen~r JRdianc.e caime npl to 1I
Natvy Yacrd late thic afternoi. Act ingr la
tr Ilantnumt reports that at ha.lf-pacst seren th9
morninig all thme rebel bitteroiess at SIhipIn''
I .oinit ipenedi fire ' n a wood~' ladetn schaoine
A bout, fojrty roiunds' were fired, but ontly on
tooik effect, entting away th'e jib halyardb
which brought thia jib down by the rttn. TI
wind wa.,. fair ait the timeir, but the tidle beinu
on the ebb wcas agaianst the schoonier. Tha
dsaster to theu jib dlid no~t prevent her froi
conuttinuinug her course. Sh..- pas~ed thle bal
teries citholeut fuarthecr ,tiiaage. antd hats arrive
safe'lv at Wa 'baiug:on. 'Th. b atteries on t
Marylatnd shore replie-d to tho se of the rebel;
anal a brisk ce iinonadte was kept tip ott bot
sides. Sevetral of the eemy's shells wer
observe~d to burst atbouit hal I a umile~ over thI
Mlarland shore. Durinig the cantnoniade th
Jelanec went down ptart of the way to as
cetain what the rebels were firing at ; befor
ste caine withtin range the tiring had ceaisei
The niameu cf the schtooner has taot been a:
'lire is ino doubt thec rebeuls hatve art iller
of suiflicint fo rce to reach anity of the reimtent
of the brigadess ofl Gens. 1Hooaker anid Sickle;
if' they ciold otnly get the p~roper ranige. Somuu
of the rebel guns along the Potomac carr
over foutr miles.
REiroaTs riacir tiri Aiuacl.-The WVar De
partmientt continues to r'eceivu reports of a
aprehended at tack utponi the Peaninsula, but
we are untable to give the precike informtatio
uoni which they are founded. We have ir
teligenrce that the Congreassmien ini Washing:
ton, whon comei fresh frcom t he people, atr
prssing McClellan to inacke an attack and wti
a great victory somnewhere, aind the imlpat icne
of the Yantkees ini conisequen~ice of his slo
movemetnts be'gints to mnantifest itself in vari
ous wiays. 1t mtay he that, lie will be forces
to vie'ld to thle poultar pressure, aitd mtatk
te long delayed acdvanice, thitugh we do nii
balieve' hte will do so of' his ownl volitor
Thl.re' is ito imporatanit netws froit uniy quacrtea
Wet have noi conti'imttitn of the repuortesi figh
be.twee'n .\ahihv's conmmanid atnidie eniemy 0
Sndaiy last -lichmiuondl Dispatch.
Foneacms Ontcoi:un I' Sotr-rn C.c tiu.y.
The Rtichmondui E~tcaminer, taf the 12th, st'tte
that Col. Strke's Rtegimenit andl Gnt. i)on
naelson's Uigade. will at onuce repair to Sout]
Carolina antd report to Gen. Lee.
Marioni U)strict in the Field.
A writer ini thet Ch~art-stmn Mercury claimsta fi
Marin District " eigy!.lcu ('dnnp~unira or'ganieu-c
and in arrer." The votinig popfulationt ofr Malrior
i put down at less than two thousand. Well don
em.th a .m..tra of ihe sam Por.
ARTHUR SI IS, EDITOR.
w m ml)i) SUIY, DEC. 18, 1801.
The Cash Must Come.
FOR A DVERTISTNGf, SUBSCRIPTION and
.OB WORK from and and after this date, the
CAStE MUST Im PA ID .' ADVANCE.
DIeceuber 2. 11.l.
It will be seen that our old and respected fel
lotw-ciizen. Major G-totGt Boswet.LL, is the only
notinee f..r the vacaney in the State Conve't'ntion.
We trust the people will turn out end compliment
him with its full a vote as the circulstances of
the case will admit.
Reinietuber the day : Jtnday ne,.r.
A Good Dinner.
It is nl:nost unnecessary to bid our readers
mark the card of the ladies, having ref'srence to
a good, big dinner to come off tn Thursday next.
Cheap too,-only 50 ets apiece;-.und cl any
one individual attempt to compass the nice things
that will be there served up? And what is more,
after getting a good dinner, you will have the
satisfaction of knowing that you have aided the
noble regiment of Col. Jotr.s, in which wo all
feel so deep an interest. The " Saluda House"
will be the scene of the festi'ttl, and we trust that
every body will turn out and give the "Soldiers'
Aid Society" a bumper.
Mr. AnNR ]ISnntLL hais !eft at this oiico one
of his improved attachments to the spinning wheel.
We are incapable of describing such things, and
hope any one interested will call and see fur him
self. It is said to aseelerate the wheel very cou
siderably and t. work well generally.
Death of Lieutenant John B. Gregg.
The reader will find elsewhere a simple but
earnest ohituary tribute to this gnilant young
oflicer, who, with many other brave spirits, has
gone before" to his eternal reward. It was not
a our privilegt to know mutch of him personally,
but the voice of many devoted friends testifies to
e his amiability and worth. Sweet be his repose,
n until the last trump shall call the nations to the
Bar of Judgment ! and glorious bo his undying
heritage at the right hand of Redeeming Love !
The Fire in Charleston.
The general heart of the State has throbbed
with anxiety and pain at the recent intelligence
of the terrific fire in Charlest-.n. The sympathies
of the people of the interior flow towards the suf
o ferers in unanf'ected sadness. The trial would
have been he:vy at any time, but now it is ex
ri tremely so ; Yet the brave-hearted spirit.i of our
uetropolis ctn hear up against it, if any can.
And we trust the Legislature will soon extend
such a;.i:tance as the nature of the case will per.
nit. We obscrse that C'ngress will pay to the
State. in view of this disaster, 5'5o.tltO of the
overnment's indebtedness on account of ::dvtnes
by South Carolina. Sorely it will take the courso
indicated by Pre.ident .vis.
The render will find the principal items of this
destruettrc conflagration in another colutun.
Amon, the many contributions in aid of the
Ci:arie:tun sufferers the following are notewurthy :
$1 0 ,000 by the noble Legishtturo of Cet:rgia.
S$7,100 by the generous people uf August:+, with
a Iditions every lly.
Sip .. .... by the l'hinte:s' Bi. k of iavantinab.
A $l1i. t0t' lioan e':car of in.terest f1sr oine year' by
the Merchiants- & l'ktnters' Uatnk. Satva::ntjlh.
$1,1110 by the CharlotteoI it . Cotlenany.
IOfJI course the cotntributh~uns iof Ci:arleston. citi
:-ens have beeun numnerous auwl libteral. Surely
-help wiil flow in fritm ill quarters.
-The nient be.-li.iniy5 lip: unchl :end will fnd
the Amecricanl people'c in the mnid.-t of a eritel wvar,
-tooi erttl. we fear, to :nim:it ofi bieintg mutditiu-t
byhu the ustually liberalizing inlltieme' oft this hit
lowed1 seatstn. Thte enem~y thatt itipiiouslv seeks
to violate thu vine andi f'g-tree of 9.tuthern prs
plerity, knows little of the s .bluie quality if for
Cgiveness5 which should prevail durinig the festival
ithst c.ommttemorates a Savi'tr's birth. Illinmd to
justice antd to tr'utth, he htas let slip his dotgs of
war upotn Southern soil, aind dog.~ indied they
.seetm to be so far as the dictates of Chritin vir
tile atre considleredl. But, even with thisi army of
hnotngrels onl our coaist, why not let thte otld fashtion
still go ott. Let the chtildrcn lbe happy. Let the
negr~ses ha:ve a full vatio~tn. Andi et all etndev'r
to cultivate pleasant reltutions, tine toward antother.
"ilMonsieuri T1onsoni Conie Again."
Ha ltving kntockod at the doorof our Town Coun
cil chatmber repeatted-ly on a patrticular subject,
we comte nc'ain to the saine iportlnl andl ask to be
Feartng thait molire important atf'lir.- have diverted
ytlur attentiotn from a smiallcr uone, we take the
liberty aga~tin to invoke samtte actttn In your p'art
relative to thle motre perfect order andtt security of
this incorporated tiown. It. is suritly no unsuita
ble titne to think of this businecsa. The season
atnd our circumnstances alike ptoint t thle propriety
of doing so. It tmay be that you~ htive attended
tit whalt we indlicate ;if so, excuse tur ignotrance.
If the opposite, we hopett ntot to lie coetuideretd ofl
eius ill :.gaini reiinhtg yiu if it. Woutld a
spoeiatl ,trdiniancte on tte subject of ptrolts, per~
m tit, i:tprtoper assembit~ages, &c., &c., lbe :tumiss ?
The object is not to kill the etjtymeets itt thte
seson, but to ensure them ti, ill ta decently andit
W '.igfalrt% ?hlag.
The Virginia correspontdenut of the Aostin (Tex)
(?,:tte writes thus of the flag of Cot. Wtrat.t.'s
It heirs thet emblem~ti uf the " Lone11 Stir," atnd
th.is is o f pulre wh.ite silk, set in it luti ground:
lie -ti.; tare iturpte titd white. The hearts itt talt
are rivetedl tot it. It niever wilt be given up. Atn
ohii wtar- wirnl warritir app~ironced it, netd nts tiis
eves ga.d steadily upon01 the hantner, lie sa~d
Tht star was tmade of the btridal dress of the
ladity of iur galbot Coltunel! Shte wotrketd it u p
iwith tier fair handsl, atal1 gave it to its t, carry
thritight the bantte of lu~r counttry. HoItw oul
we fail to ptrotect it with our lives ! No, wir ! I
nevter failetd tot tmeet the etnmy, wheni thatt star
ws our wat'ebwtird. andl noiw, when our whto'e
Sooth is in datnger, 1 feel that my poor li'e cenn
h e .ivenl tup easily upontt that flas~ imyi shritud."
Thiu tiht feltlw, with htis gray hairs, still stands
befoe m inmemoy. uchis the feelintg of
Look T1o Your Seed.
"'tiirdetn seed should he ererfully uverhnutled
notw andi~ then tot see tihnl they are all right." So
the t ;ttrdenter Ilitiku have been21 sayitng for ta quiar
ter' tf at icntury. iBut (aus litre PJttery wiuld
write) it is " imto icaly pttrtennt. " j u~t nit this
imet. Remeetirr we are not to hitve Yatnkee
Iseest fuirnishted ait 5 iettis It papter nieXt year,
not at 1any1 prie. Neithnur will we wanut theml, if
every onte tias done, what tie outght to haveu dione,
isaveid hti owtn seedl. "' O you need'ot tialk to tme,
I ha~ve saved my seedl." Ilow do yotu kntow?
Have youi lookedl at thetm lately ?' Somttebodyl~
loIioked Ite it her dayt and found his heans altnaah
as. Mimy lie ynurs tire too. Or the rats may be
tiblltig them. hetter dl. what thte gardtuner
b oks soy, overhaul youlr gairden seeda now und
the.-Alsot to those who flave stirghuem seere seetd
we would say exianuino them anid save all you
a. Thke will lhn wanted next Snring. I
To Our Soldiers.
A successifn of treezing nights luring the past
reek has made winter a ixe! faet," and many
wine have renealel their last. ettnal accordingly.
'he wheat that was growing off bravely has been
heciked in its luxurilnnt :a:eer., and the onts that.
ra euluing up has been--it's hard to reay what;
re trust not killed. although the point admit' of
otue doubt. What are you farmers in the army
ring to eoriler as to the character of your next
rop ? Allow us to hint. that the remark is nown
erel ally current in this region, that turn muet
nil w ill gil up considerably bef..re the next sum
ncr rolls nrtntn. A nd we iIl by way (f sugges
ion, would it not be well for yon to seni word
some to have a good deal of giotd lant put down
it onrs. Coming in about June or July next. it
will enable yoi to use your corn, between this
tntl that. nore freely than you would otherwise
lo, in pushing on your stuck hogs, fattening bee
:attie &c; ftr be narurel we r.ill have t) do this
sort of thing largely to keep the country going.
Dent forget to instruct your pe plo als., to have
lots preparsl in due timhe for sorghum sucre. forage
corn, millet, or any thing else that you cnn think
f to eke out the years provisions for man and
beast. Above all things, tell your managers in
every letter to save, sore, savn, as much as pos
tibla, in the articles of prime necessity. Make
ill we can and save all we can, there will not be
more than enough to supply the pressing and in
creasing wants of these trying days.
You will be glad to hear that the people at home
keep up their spirits despite the 'tight papers
that stare us in the f.ee. We have realized sev
eral things already that no one could have eon
vinced us of some monhts ago,-tas for instance,
that corn bee' will cook garden greens well enough
for all pdurptoses of diet, that plain hot-watter ten
is abeout as comfortable as the best Ilyson or Java,
and that lightwood and tallow etn be maLde tc
supply the place of sperm effectually if not ele
gantly. By a receipe published in this paper some
weeks back, your humble servant made a lotit
tallow tandles which should be metntionedi. The
tallow was not prepared carefully, having been
originally intended for Eoap, and the saltpetro wim
very dirty. The old moulds were leaky too, ani
the whole affair proceeded under dificulties. Tht
result wets, any quantity of siim, choeolate-colored
burners, of most forbiniding aspect and some.
thing too brittle for rough hantlling. But fix ot
of them up, in thu position of a soldier, by wrap
ping4 its liower extremity with a large suflieiency
of old newspaper to tuake it lit the candlestick
excite the latent ctloric of its upper rend by th<
applieation of a blizing splinter,-und then see
Well, you would'nt see much it is true-for il
burns with len itntere.-ting t r.iligh t dimnteCS as i
too modest to express i:self fully; but its gren;
merit consists in what you would not see, and
that is its evident effort at self-preervatiun. Wt
have tried them fairly by the watch, and with al
its slituness and brittleness the devouring ele,
ment could not reduce its existencu more that
two inches an hiour. We meution this as a tri
umpht~ of southern tart. Thne durability of the
thing is beyund question ;-it is left to others t
ill httite its more brilliant attiribiutes. As the
matt r stands at present, one to every eubic til
of space would :tt perhaps af'ord any such "ex
ecets of light" as to blast" the visrion of the
presumptuous mortal who might dare to encoun
But, in truth and forsooth, what want we wit)
brilliancics nocturnally in this hour and genera
tion ? Steep of nights and make the tost of overt
minute of day-time, is gotd advice, now if ever
It saves a n:an's eyes, whether it makes hin
h-athy-ane.u el:tity.and-wise" or not. It re
uertte, his phlysial reuirces genridly, tit
that is wa t thtle peulae nteed inow, indiviedua!l,
ad collectively. Ure if he is ont the watch. ats soot
needs must be. let it be donte by thes blessed igh
of the stars.
You are apptrised that ta newr reginLCent is fortm
ing for service on the coast, havinig fo.r its neueleui
the foutr enttupaits that hatve gilne -fo~rwtard fritn
Etgeiehl latterly. GIen. Mont.wn: is thte ontl.
adidlate fotr theii Ctolontelty we hae.. .l. herd taed
.tvrai gentlemten are in the field for the othe
tics, tbut thte resultt is of course int untertaint;
s live or six companitties, from we krat.v tot wvhere
ae yet to be unnttexed to thos~Iletno it Colum:bin
The comtlpaty fromu thtis lacle will not get fotrward
11 the Cattain itnfortos us5, unltil its nlInnhler~ is full
which well probally be dutritng thils week or the
net aet tfurthest. 'This will drtitt our corpoeral
beat below fifteen meet of tmilitary age. Witl
tmen over -t5 and yetuths fromt 10 tu 18, we shni
still have Some thcirty liable to ordintary tilitii
dtty anti patrol .-ervice. It is not expectedl thta
te draeft will take efet in Edgeleld, as thtere ter
now l~arely two complanieS motre ntzeede to brin;
up her .do tigent , aind these will untdoubtetly b
volntetered. A bieville wil! of course lee draw:
upon heavily, as shte hats outly seut thuts fatr somi
10) or Ii ctompainies, whereais her effective strengt!
(acctrdintg toi the last retulrns to the Blrigtidier)i
nt :100 mteni less thanit ligefleht's. It is High
that the draint shotuld be equaltir~ed, antd we htavs
no dosubt the gatllanit Abtbeville-innes will comae ul
to tihe tmark itn hatndsomte style.
TO.L.s WxAtst), jr., of the Lanetnr Artillery
is up frome Charicetonil, sheewly cotnvailescenit frotmet
reenet sevire billitous atttack ; lee informts usth
gives it aes his opinion that "there ut ill before lon;t
e stilte d' si'erate ftghttitng att undte abut Chairles
tt,"' andt expressrssall earnest in epe lthaLet compa
is friom tlte up-icoutlry wvill mtove rapliidly to lth
W'e had thte piensutre of seeing Private Etttso,
if thte //wtiars, a fe w days tige. lIIis fteot is mtetnd
ilg l'n.,t, and ho seems to be otherwise in tine
Thte Cttnfederate tax-collector for Soulth Carolimt
has apponinted teled Mr. Enttsnl Pnst, of this Yil
lae, a stub.collectttr fier Etieel Di.,trict,-nt
exeen'rt pin~llitent . yell will :tgree with to
andtt bestowed tupon a wie-thty recipientt. We utn
dcr.ttnd thtat Mr. BI. C. Iinti' y. ai brothetr-mter
clhnt, is teo receive lhe tapptointtmtent of Ceemmnis
stary ill the new Regimtent tof whvlich we httve be
feere spoken. iSnuagly fixed in bothl eases. andtt wil
O oubit matkeu lieir mertanttil~e exeperience aaile
ble fttr god int thte patri..tie. (and nout unptrofetuhlle
btsieis before thtemt.
Wttltd tht wre ut tiink tof sothing eter
teiing lto tell you,. hut thti5, in the prestont condi.
tlii', of the htomte depatrtmeant, is nlext to impoifl
sltl. Chtrist tmas mtnv tutrn tup stomlehing trtsl
and spicy,--let uts hop,;e s .. Till thten,--et/irtt I
Cotme on withe ti~c limkets.
Tile apeatl still comnes frirm our mten ten tht
army ; "IHasteni (t thte hhmtits." AntI shall il
be in vaitn ? Shtael ettr stohiers sttffer if their petl
dle ean htelpt it? We donttt mteaen by their people
thteir otwn palrtiutlair famttilie~s :-t his were teo littk
adt mea~n a view otf thi tmt icr :-we includle ,ll
who tave' nu1 interest in what that potetr utl'o: inj
celdier is ftghttineg tfer: the deliveraence if tbh
outh fromt hter bitterest ftes. Fotr this lee brtave:
Ithe hard winetor's free:-e4 na well ats thte entemly'
emight. Against thte letter lie deufetnds himtnelf,
ind ill doeing Sd lie defends yeu, he defendis US, het
leedes tall. Butt he asks etur tide ien wertding cil
the perils of the ':goreeus senSon. Cane it 111 re
'used ? TIhere are somee pertthps whio wtoull give
lankets if they~ hadh cttltton with whlichl to matke
:tmforts in their stead. Whtat geneeroucs lantter
nIll ptrotler tte give cottton foer thtis pturpese to al!
woe will give blanetes ? Hie woudt thuas to somti
Our thinks are due to Messrs. Moni.KV and
Jv.sirsNs, of our deleg:a:iin, for various legisla
tive documents of in:er..s', includ':g the proceed
ings in general of both Iiouses. Another week
h:al passed, and no great deal of work perfected.
The present week however will tell of Acts in
,tetal of Bills.
A tmong the matters of iuterest since our last,
we may chronicle the following:
A bill to authorize the City Council of Charles
ton to issue and put into circulation notes receiva
ble in taxes or dues to the city, r-eceived the see
and reading, and upon the question of agreeing
to the bill,
The yeis and nays were ordered to be taken,
and they aro as follows
Yea.s.-Ilon. W. D. Porter, President: Messrs.
iBarker, LBull, Cannon, leLoach, Fickling, lope,
Le.esne. M:izyck, McAliley, McKewn, E. G Pal
mner, and Ware-1-l.
N. ys.--Meesrs. Arthur, Beaty, Itlakeney, liar
rison. Irby, Manning, Moces, Robcrds, Sessions,
The bill was therefore agreed to, and was or
dered to be sent to the house of ltupres.ntatives.
Mr. Blrist, of Charleston, introduced the follow
ing preminble and resolution in the House, which
was agreed to and subsequently adopted in the
Whereas since the last session of this General
Assembly it has pleased the Almighty Disposer
of Events to remove from his position of earthly
usefulness and honor. to the scenes of another ex
istence, an ahle public functionary, in the person
of Chancellor Francis Hugh Warflaw, whose pro
founl knowledge of the law, and high order of
intellect, attracted the admiration of the just and
learned throughout the State.
Jhe'iurcd, Tba the Legislature of South Caro
lina has received with the most profound emotions
of sorrow the intiliigence of the death of that
great mma and most learned judicial magistrate.
Mr. Wa. J. LAVAL has been re-elected Treas
urer of the Lower Division, and Mr. McIves So
licitor of the Eastern Circuit.
Mr. Taaanot.u, of Charleston, introduced the
following resolution which was cunsidered imme
diately, was agreed to, and was ordered to be sent
to the Senate for concurrence:
lbeaolrcd, That his Excellency, the Governor
he, and he is hereby authorized to ein; toy a Spe
cial Secretary, at a salary of fifteen hundred dol
lird per annum ; and to allow a cumpensation of
tifteen hundred dollars fur the past year to the
person who :erformed the duties of Special See
retary for that period.
The Senate concurred, and Mr. P. J. Moses,.
who has acted acceptably in that position during
the year, has received the appointment from the
governor in form.
The Committee on Confederate Relations, to
c.-hum was referred the following papers, to wit:
The detuand of Governor Pickens on President
Seuchanan for the possession of Fort Sumter; the
statement of Col. Hlamilton as to the delivery of
said demand ; the statement of Mr. Wm. Henry
Treseott as to the withdrawal of the same; the
letter of President Bt:ehitnan to Governor Pickens,
I accrediting General Cushing as an agent of the
Utnited Sates; the letter of Maj-.r Anderson to
Adjutinnt-Generul Thomas, protesting against
y,,x-s plan for the relict of Fort Sumter; the
otflicial notice from President Lincoln of hisinten
tion to supply Fort Sumter with pirovisions; beg
leave to report: That they have enrefully consid
crel the same. The Committee are of opinion
that these papers form n valuable contribution to
the history of the present revoluti-n. They prove
the earnest de:ire of S;oith Carolina to avoid the
effusion of blood and the calamity of war, in ex
I ercisi::g her cnstitutiural right to secede from
the Union. They also show the deliberate inten
ti.,u of the Goveruntent at Washingtou to precipi
ltte the country inte rclution tin.l ,rtr, by de
termining to sacrifice Fort Sumter und the small
- number of troi's by which it was garrisoned.
IThe faill of Fort Sumter, and the forbeatrance of
of our :nuthosritiies, in alitir.inig the exhauuted end
contqueredl de-f.nders to come out of their strong..
hohml with thme honors of war, is thec tirst page in
thle bitory of this sen:-eless and i. ieked wnr. In
or fer to pirpeltuate all the facts, and 1:hoee in
.strong contrast the generosity of the Giovernmnent
I of the Confedecrate States and1( the duplicity of the
tiovernmnent of thme United States, the Commtittee
recoinmenmd that the diocumnents he prinited inm the
-*Journal of the llou..e fior this dany.
Other papru r munich interest. cornnected with
he er: riy datys of tnr secessiont, have been pub
liahed by irder '.f the leuse,-sutne -of which we
will lay before the readers of this paper next
tMr. Uis-r utfered the followin~; resultutions:
awhieh were conidiered immediately, anid were
IHend~red. That the sumi of onue hundlred and
l ifty thousandl doillsrs he applroplriated fruom the
tmilitary con tigint, which tray ait t he present
-sesslion he- placedl at the dispaisal ufth liGouvernor,
.for the immamintdite conistructiomn of an1 irona-elad
unlm-biat iiaiil rain for the Ilarboir of Chuarlestoni.
eIIr;dred. Thamt t he constructtion if the sinid iron
el~o1 gu.hi'at and rain, he intru~iced tu a board of
three naval oflicers, who shall be :typointed by
-ihis Excellecey the Giovernior.
The Dill to assume the Confederate War Tax
was still pending andi likely to pass. It is simply
thi;: The money is ti be pi i over by the hank lit the
State, or 'uorrowed if thought best, aind palid over
to the Confederate States Goiverinment; the same
to be repilneed by collecting from the peia
hiooks to lie oipened, tirst, from 3thh April to 2nd
Jfune : Payments then imade to' sat e f~ re per cent;
lgaiin to he oipened fromt the 15th of Au;;ust to
I th Sept., when no deduction will be made. In
this way same lit tle relief will he utford..:d thme peo
ple, but hot very mneh, :ts the whoh" amount mnust
b e paid in within nine mntitht. Thu State niau
min:; the paymeint. wili ulso throw the buoiness of
cillectinig into the hatidls of the pre.sent District
Tax Collectors, with a compensation of n t mnore
than six hiundred dollars in any of the districts,
except as to St. Philips andl St. Michaels parishes,
where they wrill he allowed two thousanud.
The Old Resolve.
The States Rughts senltiment at the head of this
paptlier is am :en:;thi haptized in Carolina blood sptilt
upon t.irvlina sil. .it wa.s in 18:31 that thLxi
.- euh ltr ta iilitud the A ddrese .f the South Caro
linti Cinvetion tio lhe other States, ini explosition
Iofi our caunse :ed of ouir coure at that period.
pe1uakng of the P'rutective System he said:
"We have not the slightest, apprehensiun that
tie tieral Goviertntnenit will attemplt to force this
Iysvtt mpin us by tiit iry power. We haive
wtaned ,ir f~rethuren oft the conseqguences of such
an tlltehmplt. lint it. antwtithstanding. such a course
iot minessi shuld lie puirsuedi, we hers solemnly
delare. tha t is steim if .lppre~in shall never
p:-eri ititut Cam tinn, ntil noune liut dastards
ae let t in,mtir to i:. We wiould infinitely pro
for thait :his t..rritory of the State shoiild be the
eten-ery at freiemen thani that it sh, tild tecome
ih.: hi.iititi..a f slaves. .A ctuted by these prin
eiples ainI anitmu i by hrIhese sentimiuents, ,re trill
ow if it u.,t julI, ,ri: ,ril p r.ah o,idet the
Anud what lint ai refle~x of thlis same nobhle resolve
was the lantuntige ot the .anme pa riit when, on
taking a sad farewell of the Legislature of South
Curolina itt Dec. l8:It6. aitticipating at the time a
litg sijourn in Europe, he cloajuenitly said:
W Wheriver T may ga : inito whatever diitatt
reiuns oif the earth Imsy decstiy mtay etnrry tue
- my heart will b e witin yoiu. atal my ptrnyers will
le directed with anit unercrinig piol:ttityn to thu Hlome
f my~ afctionst, anil the I ltnd uf in ttllegianuce.
And it-....whih may Heaven foirbii-it shulnd so
*happen that in the progress of these inanmspiciious
events which are evecn now caistinig their ill-bodling
shadows before thema, .itith Cariolina shiould he
cntramned to sniuimon afl her Chtivalry to the
deece of her haoseh bi gidlu nal donmestic at -
tars : yitteintg a prompllt iiheitiencel to the sacrred
ell, I will fly to her gloriiius stai~dard " swift as
the templest travels o'er the was:e of mighty wa
te.., rnepnared and rusolred in common with every
true and patriotic son of hers, to defend and pre
servo her Institutions and Liberties, or perish in
How To Use It.
hole to use bacon, is the question; .nd it in
volves a duty on the partof every man in the Con
federacy. The answer is plain: use it with the
strictest possible economy. Many will do this
from sheer necessity ; but many others will not be
thus straitened in its use, and it is to these we
chiefly address the remark. Those who have
enough to do them, should save all they can for .
the general benefit. This is patriotism. Those
who have barely enough, should strive to make
out with it, even thougn they are fully able to
purebase more. This is patriotism too. For is
it not true, that by as much as this class of con
sumers keep out of the market by just so much
will the poor of the country find bacon cheaper.
And again, who is ho that would roll in abun
dance while the country is in distress? We can.
not think there are any who could do this, if
they would for a moment reflect upon the princi.
ple of action above indicated, and which, we sub
mit, is at' once unselfiah, and calculated as far as
it goes to benefit the people at large, and-by con
sequence the common cause.
For the Advertiser.
From the Coast.
GADENx's CORNEa, S. C.,
December 7, 188L
Garden's Corner (not Gardner's Corner as it is
frequently erroneously called) is situated at the
head of a small tide-water Creek, at the Junction
of the Combahee and Port Royal Ferry roads
leading to Pocotalige Station: it is distant about
six miles from the Combahee, four from Port
Royal Ferry and seven from the Station. The
region surrounding, is regarded the most unheal
thy in the low country, and the Corner the sickli
est spot in this section.
At present this position is occupied by the 14th
Regiment, S. C. V., commanded by Col. JAwas
Joyst't, which, with its out-posts, constitute the
advane forces of the Coast Army this side Port
Royal River, and consequently is a point of some
interest. The pickets and videttes from this com
mand scour the whole country between the Riv
ere, keeping a sharp lookout for the Yankee crui
sers sometimes visible, but which have not yet
dared,to land a single marauder on the naiN.
The vigilance of Col. JoIas is untiring. He feels
the importance of the position, and I believe it is
generally conceded that with his extensive milita
ry knowledge, experience, powers of discipline,
and flattering antecedents, deserves a higher rank
than he now holds. And if there is a Brigadi?.
General to be selected from the South Carolina
officers, with due defereuce to the claims of others,
it is acknowledged that a more competent and
accomplished officer than Col. dAMns Joas could
not be appointed. lie would then be in a position
which the service imperatively demands and
At night the heavens above the Islands are
fre'nlcntly illuminated with Samos ascending from
burning gin-houses, and doubtless the fiends who
came to conquer us look and tremble as they gale.
Can a people so earnes: le subdued? No,
never; their sacrifices will ascend to high heaven
crying for vengeance upon the heads of the brutal
vandals who would blot o2t our name from among
the nations of the earth.
Old Edgefield is nobly represented in the 14th
in the Companies of Captains WEar, Panar and
Tonkins. They are fine-looking and drill to a
The Idrertiasr is a welcome visitor. We love
to .ee its dear familiar face.
There are a few eascs of pneumonia, but the
health of the Rtegimeont is generally good.
Help for the Needy?!
Tho undeersignaed appeal to the citizens of this
incorporation and vicinity to come forward tp'the
help of the needy families of our volunteers in
the field. The fund heretofore contributed, which.
ha.' been smnall in the aggregate, is ar. 'rly ox
hiatsted, and the severity of the times is on the
irerease. We moot provide for those our charity
embraces in this instance, aecording to our several
abilities, or we are unworthy the goods end com
firts with which Heaven has blessed us. There
are fully one half' of the male citizens of this
place 'who have ctontributed literally nothing to
a-lvance the objects of this Committee ; whatthey
have done for the poor soldier's home otherwise,
we do not know. lBut we entreat all who can
spare a single dollr to brinig it at once to either
of the undersignted. Our book .shall be always
open to the inspection of subscribers; and sooner
or laiter, if desired, a full list will be published of
these cntribtutors. Now is the timo for all to
lendl their aid and we earnestly ask a prompt
respouse. GE011GE A. ADDISON,
H. T. WitltGlHT,
HI. T. WRIG H T, Treas'r.
Tho'se who call for thu Soldier's Aid relief will
please call on HI. T. WntnT~t, Esq., who is now
Treasutrer of said Society.
13. C. BRYAN, Trea>,r.
AUJGU STA HOT EL,
AUGUSTA. G A.
Convenient to the Carolina side.
Provided with the best the market affords.
A djacent to first rate business houses.
Readly with conveniences to facilitate travellers
on any and every route.
Prepared to accommodate all who may desire it.
A good bar and plenty of ice.
We respectfully tak tho attention of Edgefleld
to our Card.
Jane 28 tf 25
F RSaeat the AnetanOffice a good sup
pl fLETTER ENVELOPES. Price, 21
Dec 17 tf 5
g" The Friends of Major GEORGE BOS
WE LL respectfully nominnte him for the seat in
the Couvention of South Carolina vacated by the
death of Hon. P. HI. Wanraw.
Dec18 1t 50
A Lpros indebted to the Estate of Daniel
.t.Preseett, dee'd., are requested to make im
mediate payment: andl those having demands
against said Estate are requested to present them
p E LIZAETHPRE.SSCOTT, Ez'ix.
Or, JAS. A. LANIER, her Agent.
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