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The Mason and Slidel Affair in Etgland a
By the arrivai of the Steaml'ship llnmea
froim Ltvcrpiol we learn that, the iiritish
sea:mer fromi St. Thomas had arrived, tb.ig
iin the intelligence that Mlussrs. Masuu and
Slidell, the Southern Counissioners t1 Eu
rope, hid been forcibly taken from the Brit
iah mail steamer Trent. Thte must intense
exciteitent preails throughout Enig:mand in
r.egari ti, the seizure of those ueitle:nit on
board the British steaiz.r. An indign.ttion
meeting wts promptly h:ld,, a series of reso
litiuns were carried by acclamaatunn denoun
eing the iniilt and ca.ling nyou the ti. ern
me,;t to nazmtain the ihgiity of its 111g.
Some pruninent mereh-tns spok - ai!tinst
the precipitate actioin, and si.d that the :nat
ter hal better be left with the Governcent.
The feeling of indignation is general.
IIALIYAx, N. S., Dec. I5tb.-''e steiamsbip
Ettripat has arrivoi with Liverpool da-ea to
Nov. :to:h, and via Qecet stowu to Dec. 2d,
w'her.- -h-i was detainel by the Government.
She has the Que'iin's atess.-a'er en board,
with dispatches to Lord Lyonas.
EigIlatd demand- the uicounliti.mal cur
render of the Sout ern Cornniss.ners,
Mes.srs. Mason & Slidell, and their Se.reta
ries, Messrs. Eustis and McFarland. Spr-cial
dispatches to Lord Lyons, the English Minis
ter in Washington, demand of him to call
upon the United States for the transportation
to England of these parties, and, in case of re
fusal, to dem'ad his passports at once.
France cu-operates with England in this
demand ; and Europe is in a b!arte of ndig
nation at the cour-e pursued by Captain
Wilkes, ot the San Jaciniti.
On the 30th of Nov., Her M.ijesty beld a
Privy Council at Windsor, where three of Her
aj'-.is .Ministers were present, previous to
whieh the same three MAl.iers attend]ed a
Cabinet Cou:cil at lard 'almersiou's official
The Lonlon Time., says that it has no hope
that the Federal Government will comply
with the tlenands of Englantd.
Tie Ea:glbh jnrnals are very bitter and
hostile. and continue to triet tie riEtr as an
ii ,;.,ral~e in or It.
1.ri Ly.,' ins:rneti- i i w hi -h the Cabi
not is said tv bte uianinus, are explicit and
Ti, lonlo Post says that an acknow!e Ige
nt-nt of the error. and the surren'ler of the
p~rism-rs by the :nit.-d Status. wil be receiv
ed with great j.y, but if tthe Federalists fail
to di so it no man in England will blind his
ev..s to the a;t--rnative that England mest do
Tie L o.Croi Tines re asserts that it has
been .'eward's plicy to flrce a quarrel with
England. awl ca-lls for energetic military prep
aratiots ill Canaa.
Tate LJondii T is. in its (diiritl c an
m'iets .in the a r, predicts that three results
wil.l im:n"- ia!elv +i.,w, viz:
.ia. T:e de-truction of the bk.e ka lc of the
Southern pi irts.
2l. Tfihe cmp:te and eff.ctual block:atle of
ti - N.,rthern purts; and
:!. The recogni:ilin of the Cond.lerate
S;ae' ly France a:il En-land.
T..e 'ari.4 Patrie argnes clearly that France
will side with England and recognize the
A Li-rpool paper ,ive a rutlr that the
E-nperor Napole.i had been pr posed as an
arbiter between England and the United States.
STILL LATER FROM EUROPF.
C.at lhaeu, Dec. 13.-'he s:eanship City
of W1.hiungton has arrived with Liveft.oul
das, vi.: Qt..en:stown. to Dec. 5ith.
i excteitwent in reference to M.-ssrs. Ma
s 'a a;;d Slidell cotitilnue-s untab:el.
The Paris Temps repeats the statement that
tle Emperor Napoleon has tendered his ser
vi::e: as a mediator between England and
tih, United State-.
-Th. - P'tis Patrie has an chit-i article fure
shad,rwint the disposhtionl of Franco to re
cognize te Southern Conifederacy. if Enighad
A lairge niu:uhber of English naval vessels
have been or lure-l ready f~or im-'nediate coum
mni ~on. Severad were loaded with immi iense
mii!itarv stores, and destined for Canadla.
The'Quteen had is~ued a proclanmation for
biddtintg the exportation of arms, powvder, lead,
an i th.e materials f.r making powder.
The Litodon r'Avercer says the Government
wijlidemtanid the restoration of Mesrs. Mason
and Slidell to the British Government.
The OJbserrer states that the Envoysi should
be restore1 upon the quarter-deck of a lit
ish ved4t'. to the Admiral in comantd, at
Nsw Y.,rk or Waishington, in face of ten or
twelve mienof-war, whiose presence ona the
Potomac wotuldl render the blustering Cabinet
at Wa thington utterly helpless, just as the
T[rent was beufore the guns antd eutlasses of
the San Jaeintto.
Thie Lumdon Times says the position of the
Federai States is alnost identical. in a corn
mnercial point of view, with that oft Russia in
tibe Crimnean war. The breaking up of the
blockade of the Southern ports would set free
industry fronm the anxiety of a cotton famine,
send prosperity to Lancashire, &c.
The Liverpool Courier believes the iron
platedl steamiser Warrior has been ordered to
Annapolis with the ultimnatunm of the Govern.
mnent to Lord Lyons. The instructionis are
explicit, and were determined on unanimous
fy in Cabinet Council. The gen'~raf impries
stin is there will be war unless fall apology
is ni .de.I
A Lrge numbelr of vessels have been or
diered to get ready immediately and go into
The Melbourne left Woolwich ont the 12th
instant for Ihalifax, with 30,000 standI ofI
arms, a large <;uantity of amumuhition, six
Armnstronig guns, andi was conveyed b'y the
Irpheus, of twenty-one guns.
Late Northern News.
The effect of the news in New York of the
Mason and Slidell afiair and the action of
England has caused a great fall in the three
per cent. st:>cks, and a depreciation of from
five to six per cent, in all stocks. Missouri's
fell three ; Sterling Exchange advanced to
110 a 111. Breadstuffs were mutch firmer.
Cotton was generally withdrawn from the
market, and Middlinig Uplands were voted at
42e. Saltpetre had advanced 15e The tone
of the Northern press is universally for war.
They say that Englanid miust be humbled, and
that war is inevitable.
The New York Time-s say that neither Lin
coin nior any ineuuber of his Cabinet is com
mitted in favor of the course ptursued in ar
resting Mason and Slidell. The Times does
not anticipate trouble. The World considers
war not very probable. The Tribune urges
suppressing the rebellion and the completion
of thei blockade, and thinks the English dlfi
eulty will heal to a long diplomatic corres
pondenece. The Philadelphia Iwguirer~ con
siders the c-oeiliet between England and the
LUnited States no holiday diversion, to be eni
gageui in without reflection. Ttie. Lad1er
urge~s that the h~ke and river defencei be putt
in the best piossible condition.
The Northernt patpers state thatt :tt) of the
Fort Warren prisoners woul leave 1 r Four
tres Monroe, on the 1ith, Southward. to I1 e
TIhe ri-port about Minister Adams~ applying
for his passports is ontly rumior. 'The Nuorth
ern papers don't men-ition it.
Culfee anad tea at New York have been
withdrawn from thle tiarket or only offitredl
att enormious prices. The anntounicement of
the suspensioni of the banks at the North is
The steamer Africa was detained a few days2
to take out Lord Lyons' response to the dea
pa,.e or the BRitiBh Qoceimaa The 1
Queen's messenger nll the messenger froa Mr.
Adams lcfr Boston on Tucsdny for Washing
ton. Engrlish despatches were cent in basie
to the Admiral of t.he North Atericain squad- 11
ron at Havana.
The privateer Sumter overhauld the ship to
Muntnutrency, from Davt,. Maine, recently, tit
ransomewd her for $20,000, iand allowed her Al
to proceed. . i
The- New York Herald says that in three be
weeks not a dollar wonid be left in the Fed- le
eral treasury. and nu provision has beeu mlltde a
to rep!eni-h it. Wail street is in confusion. n
Stock have greatly declined, tid there is en- tlI
tire stnrguati'on in -business in the city. 'F-e 1at
Hera- urges the inonediatte enrolling of all w
the ye.nng and able boedie.l ment ine the city.
Moxm.tE.L, Deermber 1G.-Thie news by w
the Europa creates much excitement. There I
is strong British feeling throughout the pro- n
Toaos-ro, December 1.-There is much 1 tl
excitemen. here, and the action of the Home N
Guveranment is strongly approved. Ik
Despatches fron Detroit, Ch-veland. B-dti- i
mnore, Pittsburg, Cincinnati, H.srtfo'rd. Buf- 14
falo, Chicago and Milwaukee, all of the 16th, a
report the people prepared to sustain the Ad
ministration, and to resist the demand of f
England. . -
From Washington. k
Wisuscrox, December 15.-Senator Wil- o
son gave notice that he would introduce to
morrow a bill fir the abolition of slavery in
the District of Columbia -paying loyal own
ers the value of their slaves. A general
bankrupt law is under cou.ideration in Con.
WASeNGTON, December 1G.-The Lincoln
Government is firm in adhering to the arrest
of Mason and Slidell, and fears no war with
Englai.d and France.
Val:aniighamn introduced the resolution last
night which follows:
Resolved, That it is the sense of this House
that it is the duty of the President now to
firmly maintain the stand he has taken, approv
ing ani adopting the act of Wilkes, in spite
of any inmove of the British Government, and
that this lionse pledges its full support to him
in upholding now the honor and vindicating
the courage of the Government and people
of the United States against foreign powers.
Vallandigham moved the previous question,
but the House decided. by a vote of 109 to I
16, to rfer the resolutions to the Committee
on Foreign Atl':rs.
There is much anxiety felt in Washington
for fear that the jail in Charleston with the
Federal prisoners was burned.
The correspondent of the New York Times,
of the 17th, says that the diplomatic corps
seem more concerned about matters than the
S. C. Methodist Conference.
The following are the appointmaents of the
South Carolina Meth.>dist Cijnfereucj for
Coxsucar Dzsricr--W. A. McSwsIN,
Ckesbury Circuit-J. M. Carlisle.
Laurens Circuit-J. T. Kilgo, J. A. Wood,
A. P. Martin, sup.
Newberry Station-B. English. -
Newberry Circuit-J. T. Wightmnan, P. L.
Saluda River Mission-W. H. Lawton.
Ninety-six Circuit-S. 11. Browne.
Rocky Pond Mission-G. W. M. Creighton.
Butler Circuit.-T. G. Herbert.
EdgeScil Circuit-J. S. Connor.
Abbeville Circuit-A. U. Stacy, R. B. Tar.
Anderson Circit-W. Bowman.
Pendleton Circuit-V. A. Sharp.
Pickens Circuit-F. M. Morgan,
Rev. J. It. Pickett, late of Butler Circuit,
is the ensuing year sent to Chester Circuit. t
From the South Carolinian.
The War Tax.
We have been requested to publish the fol
CoN r1::>ERATE S'r.uS
RictMsosD, December 14, 1861. r
Joseph .D. Pope, Esq., Chief Collector, Colum-t
bia. S. C. I
SIR: Your. letter of the 5th instant, has t
.been received. You will proceed with then
organization of Sub-Collectors and Assessors. p
and the preparation of tax books, and every I
thing else ne-cessary to collect the'War Tax ; V
atd in the event your Legislature should de- fl
termine to pay it, you can a~sure the Sub- el
Collectors that Congress will certainly make 1
equitable compensation for services connected J
with said tax, in all cases, and that the As- ni
sessors appointed under Confederate authori- 1,
ty will perform the work of assessment, and cl
receive pay the same as though the tax had 01
not beent assumed. Very respectfnlly, ti
C. G. MEMMINGER, g
Secretary of Treasury. k
CHIEF COLIEcTOR's OFFIcE. st
Coixarna, S. C., D~ecember 11, 1861. bi
The Collectors of the Confederate War Tax 'w
are hereby notified that by their appointment at
they cannot be engaged in any other serrice m
while in the discharge of this. They are ex- w'
peted to report themselves forthwith as being tt
within reace of their respective post offices, '1
and within ready communication w.th this mI
offie. They should in advance he now en- w'
gaged in sub dividing their collection dis
tricts into convenient precincts and of securing ali
competent assessors. South Carolina is lbe- of
hind all of the other Stattea, and the grecafest ti
promptness in ever y department is necessary gi
to bring her up. As soon as the official bonds he
of the ecollectors are returned to this offie, th
the proper books, blank-s, printed instue. to
tion, &.c., will be furnished. They will he N
ready in a few days. As soon as the list oif ar
collectors shall be perfected, it will be pub- di
lihed fur the information of the public. Um
Newspapers throughout the State will 1'
oblige by giving this a platc. tr
JCS. D ANIE L POPE, ci
Chief Collector for South Carolina. en
IMPORTANT NFEw.-The Norfolk Day Book.
of the 13th, received a copy of the New York e
Herald of the day before, which states that a to
panic has occurred in Wall street, from the g
Secretary of the Trensury having, in his re
port, called for an additional six hundred tmil-.c
lions ($6,000,000) of dollars, and estimating tb
that if the war lasts till July, 18612, he will
want one thousand millions ! It is rumtored W
in New York that Gen,. McClellan had hat d- ,I
ed in his resignation, because the Adm~inistra
tion persists in conducting the war on Aboli
ion principles. It
We heard recently, in Richmond, that a t
large number of otlicers would resign if that br:
policy was determined on. g
A NOnrLx Ac.-We learn that a drover del
who arrived at Charlotte, N. C., with one i
hudred head of beef cattle for another des- og
iiation, upon hearing of the con flagrat ion at
harleston, inoenediately obtaineli the consent me
>f the Railroad company to transport themt an
mere, and has turned the whole over to the ca,
elief Commtittee. Fifty headl arrived in this .
:ity yesterday. We were utnable to learn the als
tame of tbe generous donor.-Charleston the
- - + a-i
THE Beas-r D~istrer.-It is now ascer- the
ainied that the sweep of the conflagration of~ tur
ast Wednesday night was 1,800 yards in ltis
ngth, with an~ averago width of abontt 2510
'ards. This is about one mile in letngth by
ne-seveth of a mile in width.-Charlestoni ta
Lrnrv. 19th. ..
Battle on the rotomac.
lirnvoxn, Dec. 21.--A portion of our
,tomac army suffered a defeat yesterday. ar
ae particulars are as lblluws: pu
At lour o'clock yesterday morning, Gener- an
Stuart, with 150 cavalry. Jeff, Davis Ar- an
lery,'the 1st Kentucky regiment, the I0th ell
abaua regiment, the 11th Virginia regi- L,
rut. and the '6th South Carolina reginent, in
ing a portion of Gen. Longstreet's brigade, w
t Centreville in order to attempt to capture tir
Fetersl foraging party at Darn-soille, 16 TI
il-s from Centreville.. As the force neared to
e place, they fon-i the Yankees 15,000 di
rong ; but Gen. Stuart, noathiing dannted, 8i
ith his 3.00 mein, attacked trn. The al
;ht lasted the greater portion of the day, to
iwn the Conf;lderates retired). S
Our loss is about 30 killed, and an equal hi
uaumter wounded. Am ong thei killed are Col. a
aylor, of the 1st Kentucky Regiment, and N
re Major of the sane Regiment. The I lilt n
irginia Regiment, from Lynchburg, bad 7 I
iled and 12 wounded. A third field offic. r ft
as killed, and another had his art shot off. :
our of I be Jeff. Davis Artillery were killed v
t the r guns, and several wounded. I p
Gen. Stuart sent to headquarters for rein
>reients, and last night, the balance of it
len. L mgstreet's brigade, consisting of four- i
Fen regiments, went down to give the Yan
ees another fight. Nothing has been heard a
f their operations today. t
Later from Europe and the North. A
Ricuxiaoan, Dec. 21.-The Norfolk Day Y
took of Friday and Saturday reached here
.night, containing the following synopsis of
The steamship Jura had arrived at Portland.
le., with Liverpool dates to the 6th inst.
ngland continues excited in regard to the I
ason and Slidell atair. Active prepara
ions were mnakirng for war with the United ,
ttes, should it become necessary.
Gen. Scott, in a letter to the Paris Presse
lenies that the Washington Cabinet had pre.
etermined to capture Mason and Slidell;
tad hopes that amicable relations with Eng
and will be preserved.
Demonstrationr hostile to the United States
rave been made in some i' nglish ports.
It is reported that Minister Adams regard- 1
4 his recall as inevitable.
The press of Brussels and Paris are unani- t
noun in sustaining England, condemning the
apture of Messrs. Mason and Slidell.
A letter received in Washington from Liv- V
;rpool states that all arms destined for the a
inited States have been removed from the I
essels on which they were shiped. e
Lincoln hopes diplomatically todelay affairs t
vith England. lie thinks that England will d
elect France to mediate on the subject ; if
, the United States will select Russia for
he same purpose. No result will follow, and
Lincoln will continue, unmolested, his war a
vith the Confederate States.
The New York Herald, of the 19th inst.,
avs that the Lincoln Cabinet has not deter
ninel upon the course that it will pursue in
he Mason and Slidell affair, as the English
essenger had not yet arrived.
MEMPH is, December 20.-A special dispatch
o the Aralanche, from Clucmbus, says tliat
copy of the Chicago Tribuae of the 18th
vas received there to-day by a flag of t:nce.
Lincoln's Cabinet anticipating England's
lemand, have unanimously resolved never to
urrender Mason and Slidell.
The gun boats Brton and Essex, which
cre aground at Cape Giradeau, are now at
airo. An advance down the river is women.
A special to the Arulanche from Jackson.
diss., says the Legislature passedt a bank bill
mabling the banks to receive Treasury notes
r all taxes except the war tax.
Fruom the Riebmond Dispateb, Dec. 17.
The Battle of Alleghainy 3Mountain,.
We received huan evening, through the ~
:indnss of gentlemen from We-stern Virginia,
ome fort her incidents of the battle fought on
'riday last, on the Alleghany- mountain. The t
eport which reached the city on Sunday,
hat the forces of Col. Joahnson were sur- 0
rised by the enemy is, we are assured, en- 14
irely erroneous. The action, in, fact comn- C
aened on Thursday evening between the r
ickets ; and this contradicts the statement a
meviously rmade that the enemy approached t
-om the' rear and front turning both our V
aaks. As near as we can ascertain, the Fed- 'I
ral~s, who were doubtless gauided by the h
nion men of the vicinity, came upon Col. s
hnson's ca.n p. soon after daylight, from the g
orth, their strength being four regiments of a
,000 men each. They attacked our forces, J
nsisting oif three regiments of arn average I
S400 eon each, two battalions numnberintg Z
egether 2030 men, and two biatteries of four c
ans each, The fight continued until[2 o'clock ti
. ML, when t he enenmy retreated.
One great advant age that the Federals pos
ssed was a position a ehind some felled trm
er at a convenient distance from our camp, p
here they were well protectedl from our fire, y
td had a good opportunity of picking off our st
en whenever they showed themselves. They e:
ere, however, finally sheled out by our bat- ti
rie, and forced to make a rapid retreat. oi
hey carried most of their wounded downa the ra
ountaint to the ambhulances, though some a
ere left on the field. t
Captaint Anderson, of the Lee Battery, was a
Lt dead from the houtse at an early period fl
'the light. A letter to .l udge Camden men- tr
yns the death of an ofhicer of thec 12th Geor- pm
a Regiment, but gives no name. We also
tar that Lieutenant Regani was killed ; but th
r are contradictory statements relative to at
o death of Lient. Lewvis Thompson. The or
orthwestern hoys behaved most gallantly, of
d deserve much praise for their heroic cona
it. They advanced and attacked the ene- pa
y three separate :imes, and, being thus cx- n<
sed, suffered more heavily than any other at
ops. Only two companies of the Fifty-see- Li
d Virginia Regiment (Col. Baldwin's) were fri
gaged in the fight-Captain Skinner's and er
sptain Lilley's. Several were wounded in
ese companies, butt only one was killed. T
Our inibrmnant states that Col. Johnston
sovered himself with glory, and is entitled
the appellation of the Hlero of the Alle- Ti
any." At an early period of the battle, th
ten our men partially fell back tunder a fierce A
arge, Colonel Johnson placed himself at hr
ir head, amnd seizing a stout bludgeon, In
tved it in the air, shouting words of enacour
emet and bidding defiance to the enemy. be
Ce men were fired with enthusiasm, andlo
huson led them on to the charge in pierson, n
eeping the Yankees before him like chaff.
is represented to have been a montent of Hi
-rible excitement ;but the troops and their he
ive comander proved equtal to the emner-1
acy. A young mtan froma the camp says T
tt many a true solditr shed tears over the
ith of 'the brave Anderson, but all joined tw
the shout of joy on witnessing the heroism
When we take into considleration the nu-re
rical weakntess of our force, and the strength I
advantgeous position of the enemy, we mi
inot but regard it. as one of the most des- P0
-ate contlicts of the war. That the Feder-b|
sufrd heavily there is no doubt ; yet
ir mendacious newspapers will pursue
ir usual course of miisrepresenitationis, andmit
oune, :t as a grand Union triumph. YetC
y will scarcemlv have the hardihood to v'en-C
e another attack upon Col. Johnue~. n'
'News from New York says that (Gen. Shor- Jen;
n, aucersor of Gen. Andersos, in Kentueky, is an'
From Virginia. 1
RietnNn. Dec. 19.-Charles J. Faulkner at
-ived this evening. le was mgret at the dle- tat3
by Gov. Letcher, the Mayor of the city,
d a large concourse of citizens, with music,
d was escort.1 through a portion of the vI'
y, when the cravwd increased to thousands. th<
.dies from wiudows and on crowded Lalco- art
-s saluted the processsion, with mctiles and re.
giving handkerchiefs. and cheers were con- nP
mtally given from the thronged sid..walks.
it re was a fand procession along the road the
the City Hall, rhere Mayor Mayo intro- he
teed Mr. Faulkner. M -. F. miade a short he
csch, detailing his captivity, imupriiontent tai
id present position on parole, and referred Is
the -osition of England and the United w,
ates. le said that if Lincoln recedea from I
s present, status in the Mason and Slidell; ti
fair, a tforious abolition sentiment at the 1of
orth will overwhelm him. and if he does int
>t, lie will be involved in a war with .ng- n
uid. Mr. Fau'kn-r also said that he was a ed
Ilow.prisoner in Fort Warren with Messrs. re
Fason and Slidell, who said they never wa- f'1
red, but f:el confident that.England will bt
romptly vindicate the outrage on her flag. al'
Gov. Letcher made a few remarks, welcom- .tl
ig Mr. Faulkner to Virgiaiti, when the im-'
tense crowd dispersed. .
Congress passed to-day and the President et
pproved an Act supplementary to an Act au- E
borizing the issue of Treasury Notes, and u
roviding a war tax for their redemption. u]
LIso, an Act providing for the recruiting ser- It
ice of the Provisional Army. P
Nothing from the camps. t
RwiiuioxD, Dec. 20.--Th, Virginia House I
f Delegates has passed a bill appropriating 4
fty thousand dollars for the relief of the C
,harleston sufferers. The bill will probably
ass the Senate at an early lay.
The Government consents to the exchange
r Ely for Faulkner, and Ely will soon be sent
Rumors are abundant to-day, but nothing -
as been received in utileial quarters confirm
ag any of them.
The "Barricading" of Charleston
On Thursday last, an increase in the num
er of vessels off this harbor was noticed.
)n Friday morninr, not 1e4 than twenty
bree sail, of all classes, were in sight. As
ell as could be judged, using a spyglass at
,t a distance of three or four utiles, there
nire some four gunboats, one large steamer,
pparently a frigate, and the- rest seemed to r
,e mostly sailing ve-sels. One of the steam- b
rs was sartioned to the northeast of the Bar.
tear the Rattlesnake Shoal, and the. remain
Icr of their fleet was near old Ship Bar.
)uring Thursday night and Friday morning,
vith the weather calm, the sea smooth and
t monlight night, they succeeded in sinking
ome seven hulks, consisting of two ships and p
ive barks, in one of the chauneli. Later in a
hle day, the enemy sunk eight more of the a
stone fleet," making fifteen in all. From
pperrances, it is inferred that all their hulks
hich have bet n brought here up to this time,
rave been made use of; and that those now I
>utide are blockaders.
This is the first step in the fiendish Yankee
>rogramme of permanently barricading and
unning, if they can, the noble harbor of a
.harleston. The hulks lay on their sides, o
ith a list aport; some of'them having al- b
eady been stripped of their canvass, and .,
thers having their sails flying loose. A a
:nall steamer, of very light draught, was seen o
ov:nL actively about. She was supposed
o he the tuag tised to place the vssels in po
:tion on Ihe' shonis, previous to sinking. The
Uteen old vessels, if p!aced in single tile, and P
llowing the large space of two hundred feet
bstructing capacity tor each vi el, would d
lockade about three thousand feet. U
Charleston Harbor has a water front-- a
ro the Rattlesnake shoal to Folly Island t,
each-of about six miles. from numerouse
assages to and from the sea. On the occur
ence of the first heavy northeaster, after the
inking of the wrecks, the force of the wind,
be heave of the sea and the action of the ~
uicksands, will, according to all previotus ~
xerienice, dissipate the Yankee obstruc
otis with a rapidity ntearly as great as that c
the late terrible contlagratio.n. We have ia
nownl new and fir.-e.Lla-is ships, of nearly ri
ne thousand tons capa':ity, loadetd with rail- ti
>ad iron, stop on the Bar, in mid channel,i
n in a few weeks there would hatrdly be a i
ae of thetm, and what could be Ifound had
orked upon the shallcw part of the Bar. "
he permanent closing of Charlest'.n Harbor
sinking vessels at the ent r:wee we con
der an itmpossibility ;and nothittg but a t]:
Dvernment mad with 'oily and reveng~e would i,
.tempt it. This attempt of the Yankees, si
never, will have one good effet, in tend- h
ig to quiet the nerves of any exeitable citi
is who may have supposed that the Lin
lnites intended an attack on otur city from h
t sea.-Charlestoni Mercury, 21st.
A Gun-Boat Crippled.
Pconruoo, December 19.-A gun-boat t
iss by Port Royal about half-past 1 o'clock
3sterday afternoon. Our batteries firedl and .
ruck her three times, upon which she steam
I past and rune aground aboutt three miles bi
e other side of the ferry. Upon knowledge I
the fact, the North Carolina Field Batte- P
, under Lieut. McElbenny, was ordered to u
pont oppostte the gun-boat. in the mean- r~
te, three flats, crowded with the enemy, en
oved from the opposite shore, utnder a sharp p
e from one of their own batteries uponi the
>ops on t his side, namely, Capt. West's Coin.
ny, of Jones' Regiment.
Liet. McElhenney's Battery opetied upon
e flats, sinking one and dloinig great de
uction upon thie other two. Night comuiig
we stopped fire, and the steamer moved
with the flood tidle.
Colonel Jones' Regiment was moved up le
omp.ly to the support of Lieut. .\l~ihen- or
y's Battery, hut the enemny abandoned the a
tempt to cross, if that was their intei~tion- tr
eut. Mc'Elhenney's Battery was under fire c
> the giuns of the steamer during the whole
te Fight at Green River, Ky.--Addi- i
tional Particulars. 1
BownI.Ic GREEN, Dcc. 18.-Yesterday 200
xas Rangers, under Col. Terry, canme upon
enemy's pickets, and dtrove them in. cr1
Jout one mile this stide of Green River i"
idge, they were attacked by 600 of the 32d
iana Regimnent-300O on each side of themi. Ti
The Raiigers were concealed in a cornfield,
bind trees and haystacks. The einmy's Ta
s was 75 killed and wounded, anid 8 priso- M
rs. Col. Terry. while leading the charge,
s killed, theo ball p:;ssing thirotgh his neck.
horse was afterwards shot throiigh the
ud, and killed. Th: R-ingers lost 4 killed, i
nortally wounded, and 89 slightly wountdel. tu
e essian who shot Col. Terry was after
rds killed, and his gun secured; he killed pm
just before he fell. o
NASnIvHL.E, Tenn-. Dec. 1$---Col. Terry' a
nains arrived at 2 o'clock, P. M., to-day. Ih
e Legislatutre adjtune~ned iin respect to his| dii
ory, and p.rocee'ded in a body to the de- as
.where the~y joined in the fiunerasl proces- I low
. T1he escort, wM cumtpis-.d of the Mili-ha
'v, Masonic lraternity, Memibers of the Leg-.a
ture, Memblers of thec City Ucuncil, andtI
'he body of the deceased] was taken to the
pitol, where it was laid in state ini the il
mae of Represecntatives. It has been for- fl
rdd to New Otrle:i a to-ight. 9
'assngers by to-day's train, repaort thze en-sn
y crossing at Green River, in two placesI diai
I a geera1 engagement is thereforo ex- hou
k gentleman who participated in the fight
Green River bridge is now hee:; he says
It he counted fifty-five of the enmy killed u
Tir. COM.ANDEI of Ttt: STiA.-nit NAsii.
.L.-It has already been atnintnneed that
Coned!erate States steamer Nashvi!!. has
ived at Southampton. The Richmond cor- 1
ipondent of the Memphis Appeal thus I
?aks of her galant commander: a
With the single exception of Coln. Tattnnll,
:re is not an otliceritn the service whowould c
treated with utore consideration, or whn.e t
artingr would inpire greater respect in Eg:1
id than Capit. l!abert Il. Pegramn, who cu:n
&uds the Nashville. Sonie years ago, he I 1
is honored by the special thanks .f the Ad
iralty and the Queen for his gallant and
nely assistance extended to Capt. F'ellows,
the R. al Narvy, in an enopunter with an
Inense fleet of piratical junks in the Chi
Se s(as. In this adventure he was wound
s, and came very near losing his life. The
metbrance of his conduct is still fresh in
ugland, and when they came to see the
dsuine, fratnk, open-hearted sailor, who
ed hia blood for his brother Eugli-htnen.
iey will't,ut love hin: the more.
Titu Lixcourr's AT NoRTH E psTo.-Sev
'al of the ene-ny's fleet still occupy North
disto Inlet, and one of their vessels has been
p to White Point on Wadmalaw Sound, but
p to yesterday they had not attempted to
end in force. Two small vessels, loaded with
as and Cotton in the seed, have been cap
ired by the enemy, but their crews escaped.
he vessels captured are said to be the sloop
shley and the schooner Osirin.-Charlestou
ARTHUR SIMKINS, EDITOR.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 25, 1801.
The Cash Nust Come.
FOR ADVERTISING, SUBSCRIPTION and
O8 WORK, from and and after this dote, the
ASH MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE.
Deectubor 2, 1861.
" Happy Greeting."
"Happy greeting," " Merry Christmas," and
many more returns of the same," to all our
eaders. What though "wild war's deadly blast"
as blown across the laud ! What though an in
olont foe has come to our very shores, in the
ride of his naval superiority, and threatens, in
be bosoltedness of his conceit, to scourge us with
he sword ! What though his vessels accumulate
n the deop and his miserable soldiery find a tem
orary lodgment on our coast! What of all this
mpty parade, when " our country yet remains,"
ndl, with it, the bright hopes of a million of pa
riot hearts, unquenched, ay, undimmed by the
in pomp of his prepar.tions. Thank Heaven !
he good Festival of the Nativity finds us pre
ared for the worst. !ristling bayonets and brave
irits form the rampart of our safety, and the
anners of Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina
nd Virginia are already waving by the side of
or own Pialmetto on our cherished soil. What
inders then, that we renew to all the stalutations
f this greatest and best of anniversarea. The
nemy is confronted and defied,--here, as at every
ther point of our new Confederacy. By the
lesing of heaven, our generals are rulling back
n tide of war iu spite of all his superior np
nintedness by land and by sea. True, there have
llen in our cause many gallant and beloved sul
iers of every grado. To their menuory the tear
f :affection and of gratitude will dow again and
ain, for many a lung day. Yet they have no
ly done their whole duty in the dearest cause on
arth to man,--the blended cenuse of home anal
f ouutry,-and there is nothing in the renmem
rance of their fall to detract from the heartiness
f those congratulations that are incident to this
Is there not, on the contrary, much in the
rents that hiavo transpired duriing the past twelve
onths, touch in the prospects of thet immzediate
uture, to inspire songs of gladness cuoionanat with
te musings of this over-bright and hiallowed
ason ? Again then, dear readers, a hiappay greet
ig, a merry Christmas to all, to all. But far
uove very other thought or sentiment, may that
star in the Eut'' arise to every saint, beaming
ve, andl foirgiveness, and benetieence throughout
i land. And while we are permitted to believe,
Sthe language of' a holy man of old, that we
tall " be saved from our enemies and from the
d of all that hate u<, may grace enable each
e of us to say with the blessed virgin-mother.
My soul doth magnify the Lord. and my spire
tth rejoied in God my Savio~ur."
'The " Reserves " Are Going.
By a ntice in another column it will be seen
at our"o Edgefieldl fRecree" (Cnpt. AaxrTv) are
leave ron Thursday the 2Cth. The hoer of par
ag will ho a sal one to many, and the day will
in some respeLcts a gloamy one fur our town.
at let us cheer thenm on, as host we may, in the
thiway of dutty that lies before thtem. And let
hope that they will not have beeti long in the
Id beforo the morning will break brightly and
ch and every one of them he restored to us
rithx peace and independence) in erafety and hap
Mark the suggestian that hellp will he needed
forward this coimpany 00 its tirst day's march.
The Lesson of the Day.
In its full scope it is this : Pence on Earth,
'od will towards men." But there is a snmailer
soi comprised in this general one,--:o lesson
special benevolence and " kinadnesi iu the little
rld of each home and its vicinity." Tao ilus
ete this, we pubhlish 'an our first pnge, for the
ildre, a peculiar story which we hiape they will
ad with care, ad not onhy they buit the telder
oale too. It is from the pen ar Mrs. Foutn, the
fe ot the excelout teetur of St. P'a eL;'s Church
Augustn, Ga., ad the sister of the hunmentad
now. We picked it uap at a fair siome year or
a ago, iand have prescrved it for- ouir jniaiir readl- I
. It. conveys a noble leson beautifully and I
te Confederate War Tax Collectors. I
Ir. Eiixuuo Pxitrs has becen appointed the War
x Collector for Lower Edgefield, aud Mr. C.e
MAr for Upper Edgefiehl.
Interesting front Saludit.
Iajor i. Di. Hlzcua inapaarts to us the informta
ii that Mr..TIso. Cor.as will haave renmdy by
last of January abiaut :3000 lbs of park, a!9
'sent for the soldiers who nre doing service in
.so, that the Bethiany Aid Society of Saluda j
*e sent boxes to the Charlottzeville H[ospij.tl
ing the past three mauths, ca'ntaining a lairge
artment of useful articles, ...uh as e5ie-t5, pai -o
a anl ulips, towels, panits, rhirts, coa ts, taucks,
dkercifs, a variety taf medicinal storcs, b..n
s, he., ke.
e regret to learn from the seae sonrcc, that
hursday night the 12th inst., Mr. LUKE IIAv.
lost lby fire his harn anid stales ; one miu~o ei
burned to. iloath anda others muchl inijureda. a il
ttity of tudader :and a wai.-on were also coat- Iui
e1. Supposaed to he the work of an incen- 1
ryas saen as the alarm could lbe givene
ids were put upon the trail, carried it to Lit:
1 h1nan river. and thiro lost it.
Latest from the Coast.
Mr. WiLLZAM i0ohnAN, of Col. .1OYNS' Regi
ent, is just returned from the coast. He reports e
et health of the men as generally very good. u
here are few cases of severe sieknea-. r
We regret to aid that he fully cotrms the re- I
urted capture of six 'men of Capt. Wxsr's Com
.Ly ; they were three LANEORn's, two MAtuit'S,
ad one JrxNix'COn.
Dr. A. W. YouNtaLooD went over with a flag
f trace to seo to the matter, but was not ullowcd
> visit the men. The officer who received him,
aid that two of the men were wou:nled but not
eriously, and that they had fought very bravely
efore being taken.
On Sund.ay night the enemy had a;nin made an
ttack on the point at which Wxs:'s Company
was 3:nrioned. Our informar.t had not heard the
To Our Soldiers.
Christmas and its gratulations
Bring to mind, above all others,
Friends afar, In patience braving
Absence from the household lnres,
Absence from the charmed circle
Where beneath the smiles of Heaven,
Truest bliss alone is given.
And our hearts go out this morning,
Soldiers of the bright Palmetto!
In eno gush of strong emotion,
Freighted with ten thousand wiahe
For your safety and your glory!
'Tis a people's voice sends greeting
To their cherished sons and soldiers !
Need we tell you how that mother
Knelt in prayer, bofore the dawr.ing,e
Unto to Ilim whose-star attracted
Eastern Magi to the manger,
That the same bright sign of promise
Still may rise to gild and gladden
All the toilsome path of duty
Where her boy, with noble promptings,
Seeks to win a hero's cbap!et
In the cause of Independence.
Need we tell how wires and sisters
Cluster pearls of fund remembrance,
As they watch the lonely portal,
Waiting, waiting for the coming
Of the voice and of the footstep
That wore wont to form the surety
Of each dear domestic Eden.
Need we show where little children,
Clinging 'round the sacred hearth-stone,
Wonder at the Christmas greetings
Reft of all the old-time laughter,
Wonder at the quiet meekness
In the mien of those that watch them,
Till the stocking on the mantle
Loses half its mystic meaning.
And they hasten to their frolics
As if dreading lest their fancies
Caught the sombre hues around them.
But avaunt! ye thoughts of sadness,
Welcome ! Hope's bright beaming ray ;
Rather let us, with the children,
Rush into the open day.
There they go, the merry prattlers;
'Round the yard, in mocking march,
Sticks for guns, and pans for drums,
With " heft " at every other straddle,
On the little squad advances.
O ! 'tis gool to loam of children
low to throw aside dejection,
How to look with thankful ferror
On the bright side of the picture.
Looking thus, we see you, suldiore,
Triumphing o'er all your dangers,
Werking out, like God's own herocs,
" Pence on Earth" against oppression,
' Peace on Earth," against the madness
That would fill thu landl with Forrow,
" Peae on Earth," against the demons
That would stain our Southern altars
Wirh the trickling blood of freemen.
Looking thus, we see your banners
Hallowed by a light from Heaven,
Hallowmad b'y the watch of angels,
Hallowed by the Father's blensing.
Looking thus, we see you comintg
Crowned with joy and fame undying,
For the jaurel wreath is blended
With the palm-leaf of Salvation,
And the hateful strife bas ended
In the bright innguration
Of a people true to duty,
True to Justice, true to Heaven.
Looking thus, we see the era
Lung foretold by I[enivenly te:-chinge ;
And upon this gracious imorningf,
All in view of coming blessings,
All in view of coming Glory
Greater far than man's poor triumaphs,
Let us crowd around Ilis footstool,
Kneel before our "' Prince and Saviour,"
Wh'lile the shout goes up from millions,
" Gloria, glori4 am e.r'clia !"
, ... ....... ..... t_ _
" Stransger than F ictions."
A wordl to the- "irl',--but in the first place,
onng la.iics, " 'Chr(i,,um Gift" as loud as we can
awl. You: airo caught, aint it so ?-and wehat shall lI
he ift he ? Wh at anall it be? What shall it be ? a
h at.s the question in all heairir.gs. We sdall see.
n the mana timec we have a very affeting little
oient to tell you. Listen:
As laor the Christmas fires burnecd withie a
ottage home, a war-worn moldier, just returned
ro~n whr~ro the Atlantin forma, w.is splashing b
aist a hostile flort, eamne to the door anda took
is seat and whai-peredl to his .shnewdowy feet,
Wee cmne, ,t last we've come."e
The daulet voice of mnaiden fair, wvas singing
weet and. lmow, buet little thoughat she !..e was there, f
C, murm' ig ':ad and slow, ahe said " oh ! dar
ng of my sut, htow heavily the hours roll, my
art is bitt a darkened scroll when you desert e:
Why draoops the soldier's muarky head? why p
asps' he thus his breast ?an, rising. he with
wostly tread draws near like phbantomn guest. A Ia
ytory is on his t.row, it seems to ay " I am not,
ne, the maortal thing that made the vow that bi
arms this Jurtle's nest."
Just thena a sudden wintry last flings wide the e
ttago door ;--the maiden's weary song is past,
e sees himi nuw onco more. IBut l.orrors ! what fli
earthly sound is this she hears as, with a hound, a
e warror drops his mnartida sharond, (ai greysome
ak) and scaTns aloud : " Old C1r1ta 4coe
'I once a year,. Oh. biClng, is yoim. adck don~e
As gerniain to this kindly season, we make an
xtract from the celebrated "Dombey and Son,"
f CHA r.Es DIcKBas, and suggest it to our lady.
eaders as a gem of simplicity, truth and beauty.
?or those who may not have read this book, we
hould reu ark that the illusioi is to the death of
fire. Domasrv, a frail but devoted mother, who
eaves behind her a little daughter of some seven
minmers and an infant con' The little girl had
been immediately sent from home on the occur
rence of that event, but she returns in a few weeks
and enters by surprise the room where the good
nurse, Rcnatnns, is watching her infant charge.
The latter had been introduced into the house af
ter Ft.ouscs'a departiur, aud they were un
known to euch other. But thekind-hearted RIcn
Anos, herself a mother, quickly sees the truth
when the following touching dialogue ensues:
"It's Miss Florence come home from heraunt's,
no doubt," thought Richards, who had never
seen the child b',fore. '" Hope I see yoi well
- Is that my brother ?" asked the child, point
ing to the Baby.
' Yes my pretty," answered Richards. "Come
and kiss him."
But the child, instead of advancing, looked her
earnestly in the face, and said:
" What have you done with my Mamma?"
" Lor bless the little creeter !" cried Richards,
" what a sad question ! I done? Nothing Miss."
"+ What have they'done with my Mamma!" In
quired the child.
" I never saw such a melting thing in all my
life !" said Richards, who naturally substituted
for this child one of her own, inquiring for her
self in like circumstances. " Come nearer here
my dear Mies ! Don't be afraid of me."
" I am not afraid of you," said the child, draw
ing nearer. " But I want to know what they have
done with my Mamma."
" My darling," said Richards, "you wear that
pretty black frock in remembaance of your Mam
" I can remember my Mamma," returned the
child, with tears springing to her eyes, " in any
" But people put on black, to remember people
when they're gone."
"Where gone?" asked the child.
" Como and sit down by me," said Richards,
" and I'll toll you a story."
With a quick perception that it was intended
to relate to what she had asked, little Florence
laid aside the bonnet she had held in her hand
until now, and sat down on a stool at the Nurse's
feet, looking up into her face.
"Once upon a time," said Richards, "there
was a lady-a very good lady, and her little
daughter dearly loved her."
"A very good lady and her little daughter dear
ly loved her," repeated the child.
" Who, when God thought It right that it shoulMl
be so, was taken ill and died."
The child shuddered.
" Died, never to be seen again by any one .s
earth, and was buried in the ground where the
. " The cold ground," said the child shuddering
"No! The warm ground," returned Polly, sei4
ing her advantage, " where the ugly little seeds
turn into beautiful flowers, and into grass, and
corn, and I don't know what all besides. Where
good people turn into bright angels, and fly away
The child who had drooped her head, raise-i It
again, and sat looking at her intently.
" So; let me see," said l'olly, not a little fur
ried between this earnest scrutiny, her des're to
comfort the child, her sudden success, and her
very slight confidence in her own powers. " So,
when this lady died, wherever they took her, or
wherever they put her, she went to God ! and she
prayed to Ilim, this lady did," said Polly, alee.-t
ing herself beyond measure; being heartily in
earnest, " to teach her little daughter to be tare
of that in her heart: and to know that she was
happy there and loved her still: and to hope and
try-Oh all her life-to meet her there one day,
never, never, never to part any more."
"It was my Mamma!" exclaimed the child,
springing up and clasping her around the neck.
" And the child's heart," said Polly, drawing
her to her breast: "the little daughter's huart,
was so full of the truth of this, that even when
she heard it from a strange nurse that couldn't
tell it right, but was a poor mother herself. nl'd
that was all, she found a comfort in it-didn't
feel so lonely-obbed and cried upon her bosom
-tuo'k kindly to the baby lying in her lap-and
-there, there, there !" said Pully, smoothing the
child's curls and dropping tears upon them.
"Thmere, poor dear !"
Salt from St. Paul's Parish.
We have in cur offlee a sample of Salt, made on
the plantation of J. C. Whaley, Eesq., for home
use, which is of excellent quality. In these times
of salt speulation, rery one cho mnake. i otoe
*spply dIoes the pulic s erdece.
'Ibe Charleston JMere,'y never mrade a more
pithy remark. We congratulate our old friend
and eines-mate, JouK CAtLnnn, upon his patriotic
success. If J1. C. could recall the seven aeavory
turkeys lhe and Ire and( y'ulera salted and roasted,
andI roasted and salted, on~e night long ago, in the
old, old South College,-and coul-] then become
aware of the fact that the second-named partner
in that old firm fnuds the aeasoning for his turkeys
hard t'o reach these dlays. wonder if he would'nt
send "' our ofie na sample " too.
Ma. and Mas..Asynoav, and all the little ANT
BoDiFs, will of course work out the following
enigmas, as we have framed them for their ospe
elal entertainment :
1. My 10th, Sib and lah is the abbreviated form
fan ancient prophet'. name.
2. My oth. 4th and 3d is a numeral adjective.
:. My 1st, 8th and 10th is the manner in which
tome children call their papa.
4. My 2d, 8th, 7th and 5th is a small piece of
and surrounded by water.
5. My wholo is "ne of the appellations some.
imca a-ta-ched to the Southern Confederacy.
I. My 3d, 12th, 2d a .d 11th is sometimes used
.0 designaste a little concern in which babies sleep.
2. My lat. 12th. 13th, 9th, 13th, 14th and 6th
a a part of speech.
8. My 7th, 14th, 5th, 8th and 12th is what wit
testes do when they go upon the stand, or what
he Ghost told IHamlet to do.
4. My 7th, 4th, 2d and let is what young la-'
lies often do when they wish to get quickly to
he "pretty part" of a novel.
5 My 15th, 13th and 10th is what some good
!d people occasionally will do in Church whea
he sermon is doctrinal.
0. My whole is a. yoke of Southern Governors.
1. My 4th, 9th, 11th,l10th and 8th is awoman
a the moat interesting stage of her sausage from
ingle into married life.
2. My 1st, 14th, 15th, 12th, 17th and 3d is the
nine of a sea-port town in Austria.
3. My 2d, 5th, 7th and 10th is avery important
art of the human anatomy.
4. My 13th, 11th and 6th is a metalie substance
very comtnou use.
5. My 14th, Sth, 16th, 11th, 17th and 3d Is
hat thme school-girls do when the sehcol-mistress
alls them up with their books.
8. My whole is a title justly merited by Edge.
old in the present crisis.
1. My 1st, 11th and 12th is the national name
f the Sons of Erin.
2. My 14th, 13th, 11th, 4th, 2d1 and 8th, is the
rincipal power of the human intellect.
:t. My 10th, 8th, 15th, 3d and 2d is the name of
f'amous Italian poet.
4. My 9th, 14th, 5th and 0th is an inaninate
it indispensable adjunct of military dl'ill.
3. My 10th, ith and 1.4th iv a very sticky rub
6. My.whole in a mixed dish particularly de
ghtf'ul to village bachelors at about 10 o'clock of
p4i"Tho Augusta Insurance Company have
>at by the fire in Charleston some $70,000, which
te Augnan pan~e any, will be npomty pqd up.