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Symptoms of an Advance Movement at
There are symptoms of a coming move
rient in (jen. Hooker's army The trnuapor
latiou resources have been cut down, und
officers nre being notified that ?ll superfluous
bigg'ige must, be sent home. The officers td
t'te line are to be a'luwed nothing in the
.shape of coop equippage, except shelter
teuts, which they can carry on their backs.
This means an active and probably an ardu
ons campat'gu. The roads h axe dried up it?
that vicinity considerably within the past lew
dav?, auH everything now looks favorable loi
a lorward movement.
Ou the rebel side, equally active prepara
tions appear to be going on. Charleston i>
awaiting calmly for an attack, and General
Ke*ur?-gard has revoked all furloughs aud re
Called absent ms to their posts.
Tho correspondent of tue New York lier
ait! writes from the nrn\v :
There are unmistakable pr?parations no?
being made for a speedy inoveinsmt of the
army. Our transport?t ioa is now being cu'
down to facil?tale .?ur movements in ?be com
ine marches; a>id officers are warned before
hand that all superdoous baggage n>u-t i>
sent hume, wlibe such poor devils a-- hob
commissions itt the line have been notified
that their wedge tents cannot be transported
for them in future, and that iu the cooiine
campaign'nothing more will be allowed then,
than a shelter tent apiece, such > the mei
hav?'% which they eau carry on their uwr
bncl.v This last fact alone is sufficient fore
warning of the trials, troubles, discomforts
and severities of the next campaign.
Thc restrictions having been virtually rc
moved, interccurse has lat. ly been renewed
liftween our,pickets and those o? ueeiictn?.
but ib.: other day one iii our officer?, con-id
i ring 'his Kate of thirgs a violent violation ol
an order not >ct countermanded, seized on a
perfectly diminutive model ot ? ship-with
. k'-el, riggiug and rudder complete-which
tho rebels had tarnt across the river freight*
with a Richmond paper, and in which the)
cs;> el -d to l>c shipped t. their addrc-s a cop
el' thc Ikrald. Thc vessel is now in posse?
MOU of an liificer of Shafer's brigade, ?nd ta;
ii-, stern ia painted thc uniq* natue. 44 The
B 'dy Louse.'' lt ts to be sent to thc N -ni
Att'airs k-gin to assume a lively app-ar
anec, and 1 anticipate within a few di.yssotm
clari ling news.
Tuv EXECUTION oK STARR-Wo noticed
several day? since, the arrest of a notoriou?
character glorying in the name of Daniel S.
15. Starr, who emigrated from Connecticut u
this ?State over twenty-five years siuce, am:
had been outraged during thc interval in H
system of villainy almost without a parailel
in the history of crime. Thc book, in manu
script, which bc coulesscd he had written,
con'uined overwhelming evidence of the mos)
diabolical designs against thc people and in
stitutions of the ?South, lie was preparing
tho book ?ii anticipation of the coming of ki>
Yankee brcthrcu, and admitted tu a witues
that it would bc worth a hundred thousand
dollars to bis family in that event.
Under thi* state of tacts the Vigilance Com
mittcc, after setting upon bis ca.se at several
different meetings, concluded to turn him
over to tb* Courts, where, if justice was me
ted out to him, ho would be banged, other
wise i:e might ovado the law or escape. A>
noon as luis decision was known on Salutd <y
evening, it was determined on the part ol
citizens to hang bim without further delay,
and accordingly on Sabbath morning his body
was found dangling from a tree iu a conveni
ent portion of thc city, whither the victim
had been taken from thc jail the preceding
night aud hung. Starr was so notoriously a
badaud dango ous character that the com
munity very generally approved this disposi
tion of him. His remains were takeu down
by his family friends and interred on Sunday.
"We hope thia mayvbe a warning to other mis
creants who contemplate abusing thc hospital
?ties of the Southern people to undermine
and malign them-to beware lest they may
/ one day sufie-r the Rame fate.-Montgomery
SHAM. SPKCUI.ATION RE LONGER TOLBRA
TED ?-We are glad lo learn, from various ex
pressions ol opinion, that popular attention
is turning seriously to this question. We
mean, of COUM:, to speculation in the neces
saries of life. It is apparent to every observ
ing man that speculation has much to do with
the prevailing nigh prices. The old standard
of supply and demand" is constantly refer
red to by those who apologize for sp?cul?t ion:
and it is insisted that nothing but a scarcity
inadequate to the demand, enhances prices.
This test would be a good one, if all the sup
ply was in the market for sale, liut the tact
is notorious that immense supplies of provis
ions are held up by speculators for still high
er prices. We have no doubt of the truth of
the assertion, that there was never before half
the amount of com stowed away in Columbus
as at the present time ; yet the article com
mands a higher price thau it has for many
years before. It has been bought for specu
lation, and the speculators are still buying,
and prices constantly advancing. That thc
heavy operations of theao dealers have run
up the only kinds of breadstuffi that the great
mass of the people can at preseut afford to
eat, to the prevailing extraordinary price, is
lt is believed, moreover, that the store
rooms of dealers contain very large quantities
of sugar, syrup, salt, ?c., which are not of
fered for sale at even the high prices now i ti
ling, but are h?Id up for still higher figures.
It is not so much an inadequate 44 supply" as
tba withdrawal of that supply from market,
that makes scarcity aud high prices.-Colum
Wc arc rejoiced to hear from all quarters
of the wonderful healthfulness of our soldiers
in thc held, lt is comforting to fe 1 that
however our finances uiay be wiitin? under
the number of adverse influences to which
they are now subjected, there is no deprecia
tion of Confederate botte and muscle. While
thc enemy is from time to time shipping
from Staff ml aud Murfrcesboro such Urge
bodies of sick and demoralized troops as to
induce the belief that he ?3 changing his
base, our men are c 'joying a vic.or unprcco
di ntcd. This difference in the su-ntarv con
dition of tho hostile armies is easily account
ed for. The Yankees arc unwilling warriors
and they sleep in tents. The hearts of our
soldiers arc tn thc On test, and having; fortu
nately, worn out all their tents, and being
unable to procure new ones, they take their
rest in tho open air, with nothing above them
but their blankets and the cauopy of heaveu,
and in their universal robust condition is seen
t he wisdom of thc words of the great Napo
leon, that " tunis destroyed armies, and not
SAUT LAKE Cirv, March 10, lS?3_Judge
K uuey this day issued a writ against Brig
l.a .i Young, under the polygamy Act of
C i ?ress, lt was placed in the hands of Uni
le . States Maishal Gibbs, who served it not
ii?,ly without thc aid of a posse, but alone
waited upon President Young. The writ was
so .i, responded to, and thc defendant per
sonally appeared in Court, aud, upon investi
gation, thc Judge held hinfto bail in the sum
of $2 OOO. which was promptly given. The
civil au'hority can now bc maintained in LTaa
without the aid of troojH.
--. ? ? -
-The Charleston Courier sa} s th-ru is no
truth in the statement that a large donation wus
Hiade tu tbe late Janes L. PETIGRD en-his death
On thc Death of a Brother.
Near thu bloody-field of Sharpsburg
Where shafts of death flew fast;
Wh?>re the warrior's footsteps oltbavo strayed,
Sic -ps our Jost m 'neath the bU?L
TS'o loving Mother's Kneeling there,
'Neath th.iee wild mid gloomy treed;
The wild bird, frofci the ?'art!*il air.
Is the ouly one that irritre^
No Sister's near, hut nature's hand,
Ditsy through the lonely huurs;
litis plnnt-d in thut diftNQl laud
Xis wild aud lovuly flowers.
There shall our dour JodBPU s'eop,
lu ii B tran ge land far away ;
\V liiic trieuds ?to aud tile beurtb?Uinu weep
Athis strange protracted stay.
Watch wo on. iu auxi-ms hope ;
Our vigila aie in vain ;
Ou e?rn our hearts wiil ucver bless
Our ii?oiher dint u_;..i:..
His w-eary f..rui hie gMtu to rest
? . Hm vat h a stranger's sod ;
Hi* rua'less soul ii with the blest, .
For J^e nt home with Uud !
. A o ? a
OJL'? LAND. March 15th 186S.
Currency ?ill I'?isaetl.
RICHMOND'. March 18.-The currency hill
wail protected and passed, the Senate having
iaktfii fund acion on ihr Ho'.sc Hinendinents
uiday in secta* t s-ssion. 'lue tif*?t ??ctioii
p ovtdes liiat ?ll Treasury notes not bearing
inteie.-t, is-ued previous to the first i f De
cember hw shall be fundable in eight per
cent, "oonda until the '?2d of April-thereaf
ter until the first of August, in-even percent,
uorids-thereafter nu longer fundable at the
plea-ure of the bolder, but payable six months
titer tbe riitilication of the, treaty of peace.
Notes issued since the first day of December,
and wubin ten days from the pa-sa^e of this
?et, are fuiidable in seven per cont, bonds un
til the first ol Au?'Ust-?here.ifter in four per
cen??. All call certificates outstanding on ihe
first (d' July -?hall be bonds beariig sw per
cent, interest, payable at a date not exceed
ing thirty years.
'1 he second ?section authoriz-a a monthly
ie>Ue of Treasury notes, bearing no interest,
to au amount not exceoding fitly millions,
f?ndanle during twelve mouths hom the first
day of the mouth of t heir is-ue in six per
cent, bonds, and thereafter in lour per cent.
Tue remaining sections of the act are sub
stantially the -.aiue "us published some weeks
since, with the exception that the Secretary
of the Treasury is authorized to sell one hun
dred millions ol MX per cent, bonds, the cu
pons of which are payable at the option of
the owner in Treasury notes, or cotton cer
tificates, pledging the Goverument to pay in
cotton, at the rate of eight pence sterling per
pound, six months alter peace.
CHATTAKUOCA, March 20.
Tbe failing back of the enemy from Mur
freesb'iro' is fully confirmed, lt is supposed
they have gone "owarda Nashville.
Passengers by this evening's train report
that three Yankee brigades went down the
Cumberland river a few days asro, it is sup
posed io reinforce thc enemy at Vicksburg.
General Van Dorn is re ported on the north
side of Duck river, the enemy having fallen
back from Franklin.
There is ne movement of either army yet.
Mrs. General Bragg is dangerously ill at
The bridge over the Uolston at Zullicoffer
Whipping iu thc Army.
I yesterday witnessed for the first time in
my life the degrading and inhuman practice
of whipping u fellow-soldier-t?ree of our
brigade being publicly whipped.
The above is from the Fredericksburg cor
respondence of tue Petersburg Express of the
12th instant. We concur with the writer
thut Congress should " do something towards
doing away .with* this meanest anti most de
grading sentence that a court-martial could
inflict upon a t.dlowbeing, for rather than
being ? source nf good to the Confederate
cause, it will prove to be ono prolific of evil."
FAMIM: IN TUE Soc rn.-The New York
Herold ha? an article under this bending, in I
which it saye that if to the other misfortunes
nt'the South that of unappeased hunger be ?
superadded, there eau be MO doubt that the
rebe's will soon yield. In thia view, it urges
the President at once to attack the seaboard
cities, and thus cut them otrfrom the outside
world, it says the South docs not iack men,
arms or munitions nf war, but that it does
need food for its armies.
. FIDELITY OK TUE LOUISVILLE. Lautes.-A
chaplain who remained with our wounded
who were left at Murfreesboro, when we re
tired from that place, baa returned. Before
r-iturnining to our lines he went to Louisville,
and describes in feeling language a visit to
Cavehill Cemetery, near that city. He was
carried to the lovely city of the dead by a
noble hearted c tizen of l/uiisville, whose
liberality and energy have given a proper
brui-d to every Confederate soldier that has
died in the city. The grave of every Con
federate was raised, sodded, aRd not a few
surrounded with flowers. The name of the
soldier, his State and regiment was letteted
in black on a neat white head-board, around
which hung a wreath of myrtle, the Christ
mas offering of the true Southern ladies of
Louisville to the noble dead. IH the grounds
allotted to the burial of the Feder.il .dead, bo
found the graves sunken and uucared for, but
few having stones or boards or marks of auy
How TO GUT Cnuar NEWSPAPERS.-The
Columbus Sun says:
"Ifyou would like cheap newrpapers, a
good supply of writing paper and envelopes
-all of which are almost as indispensable as
clothing-save your rags. Let tho rag-ba?
become a recognized institution in every
household. Nothing would tend more to in
crease the quauiity of paper and cheapen
its price than tho general institution of the
rag-bag. Let every scrap of cloth, rope and
thread, refuse cotton and all waste material,
of which tither cotton, flax or hemp forms the
fibre, be dclligently eaved and sold to the pa
per mills, aud paper will become ubundaut
and he furni-hed at reduced rates.
People of the South, if you would read
and write, save your rags."
-? ? ? rn? ? ? .
The Jackson Mixaisiippiah contains the
latest Confederate intelligence from New Or
leans, furnished bv a gentleman, who came
direct from that city :
Unsays the Federal vessel Brooklyn came I
up to the city bajlly riddled. Ic is supposed I
the damage was inflicted by Confederate war 1
vessels. Ten of the pilots in the Federal
blockading squadron were confined in the I
Custom House for alleged treachery in per
jilting two Confed?rale steamers Ui pass the '
blockade and procure coal Irom two schooners ;
inside the Yankee lines. He says the ?Mia- 1
sissippi was sent out in chase after these ves '
seh eighteen days ago, and no tiding* of her '
hal been received. He also states that one
hundred and fifty Federal officers had ar
rived m New Orleans, and sixtvof them were
confined in the Custom House*for disloyalty.
It is the prevailing opinion among the true
men of the city that the Federals are pre
faring to evacuate not only Baton Rouge
ut New Ox leans also. ' I
President Davis was right, says the Sarau
nail Ucpublican, whon ho said the ivar on the
South wu? nt?w in tia third st?g?; which, in
Lia OKU emphatic voids, ''cnn tuve no other
ptirpoatt than revenge, und thirst Cur Wood,
and pljuiider of privat? property." No 'niau
in his senses, North or South, sus uuw any
seiiouti ide.*, of rea amt ruction or subjugation.
Still, tho wv may linger for some time ; aa
it certainly will, as long a? the funatic? an?
dotards of the Nojth have the incaus and
c. boose to carry on war fromm ot ives nt re
vengo ur any other cause, in the inoanttme,
tne South ia alive and in active preparation
tor whatever may turn up. One thing; i* <:er
taiu.. WI ulai, the winter's campaign ha-i
brought anything but success lo Abolition
arru.-, it has bren tu tho South ouo of the
moat hopeful assur?.nces that the enemy can
lieVttr again achieve au important advantage
on Soul hern *o\l' cYcdericksburg, Murl'reer
rjor.', Ytcloburg, Genesis Point and Port Hud
son tully prove that Southern valor is much
ni i ?re iban u match lot Northern numbers.
EVtsr distrustful of t he promises of so-called
Northum eouseivati-ni, we haVe but to hold
oar own, and all will sc.on be ri?.bt.
Summer will soon be upon us j and, with
out some important advantage' to "he Fede
rals, bout, malaria sud low rivers *vill drive
back their hordes without the 6olace of a sin
gle acquisition of any real importance. The
madmen wiio urged un tue war. and the fools
to;it have be?ii conducting it, will then have
time and leisure to repent their madness and
their folly. With beaten armies a despoiled
comme ce and a worthless currency, it is im
possible b?r tLem to repair i heir shattered for
tunes. Recognition of our right* us au in
dependent nation, by European Governments,
mu. t come, soouer cr later ; and, with that,
must also come tba demoralization of our
enemies, if not au overthrow of th*;ir cn tiru
political ar>d social relations. They will tax-a
stand confessed as the vilest poople on earth,
impelled by avaries md directed by cunning;
and, when wo lal?, they will find that, in at
tempting to deceive the world, they have
overreached themselves, and fixed between
S'liuh and North au impassable eutf. From
this time firth, and until the end of the war,
we have nothing to expect of them but ex
hibitions of brutal ferocity and every species
of barbarity which tinte, engendered by dis
appointment, cati perpetrate. This sort of
conduct, unprovoked by anything we have
done or attempted, ?rill lend largely, they
niU't imagine, to conuueud them to our kind
U'.-ss, our sympathy; ind our trade, when they
onie, with honeyed words, at the eud of
their desperate attempts at our destruction,
to treat with us for the re-openiug of com
mercial relations !
.Lo rio g Victorion? at Fort Pemberton.
MOBILE, March 2d.
Tbe-Advertiser S? Register has the follow
irg semi-official dispatch, dated Fort Pem
berton, 20th inst. :
Gen. Loring has whipped the enemy back
from this point, and they are now in full re
treat, for the Yazoo PBAS.
A special dispatch io the Appoal, dated the
i'Jih inst., says that the Federals engaged
in the raid upon Hernando have retreated.
Th* report of their having abaudoued the
Memphis and Charleston road is untrue, the
old tr ?ops heirn; replaced by new, and the
old garrison taken to Memphis. " The Mobile
and Ohio Railroad has been abandoned from
Jackson, Tenn., to Columbus, Ky.
Five hundred cavalry crossed the Coldwa
ter sixty miles Northeast of here, and moved
towards Holly Springt.
Thc Appeal learns that there were no new
movements at Port Hudsou. Buuks had
failed back to his fortified camp, and mani
fests no dUpositkH to .id vance.
Deserters continue :o come in, and all re
port dissatisfaction in their camps. The fleet
continues ?ut of sight. The two vessel?, above
have been slowly steaming up the river.
T?ey landed and cut down a few p?les of the
telegraph line, carrying uff the wire below
Natchez. The daiuagt: was quickly repaired
The Loudon Index, reviewing the debate in
Parliament on the American war, says :
" There is no doubt tht.t the refusal to rccog
nize the South arises from the fear of offend
ing tho North. Weare convinced that the
fear is groundless, and by the refusal to do
this simple act of ju-tice we are laying up
for ourselves bitter and lasting enmity. Wien
the war does end-whin the North wakes
from her dream and finds herself ruined, she
will reproach us that we stood anxiously,
yet idly looking on, a.id not only refused to
stretch forth a baud to snatch ber from her
peril, but even encouraged her to persevere
in her disastrous course by refusing to offi
cially warn her of the hopelessness o::' the
struggle. We cannot sgree with . Mr. Dis
raeli that it is politic or dignified for this, the
mother country ol' the Anglo Saxon race,
not to make some cfTirt, nt all events the
moral cflbrt of recognition, to stop the war.
At present the UniLed" States could not; re
sent such a measure h ?rraft er they would
thauk us for it. Now, if they desired lo do
so, although it is the eleventh hour, recogni
tion would make the South our ally, against
any future aggression of the North ; but if
th? wftr on to the bitter end we shall be
without a friend on the continent of America.
It seems to us that the pli cy of inaction is
cruel, unjust, and impolitic."
A FiKKWflii OUTBACK. - A gentleman for
whom the Shelbyvi'lo (Tonn.) Banner can
vouch, relates ti? the editors of that paper an
instance of Yaukee barbarity that we ought
to say is not without H larallel in this war.
The following are the particulars:
Very recently a ?oragiug party of the ene
my, escorted by a command of cavalry, visi
ted the premises of Mr. Anthony, m Wil
pancoo county. The colonel, major, und
iher officers entered the .noiise, and indulged
iu the USUAI freedom and license. At the
same time they permitted a number of negro
teamsters to seize the daughter? ot Mr.
Anthony, and ravish the ie unprotected fe
males. Their raothor besought the protec
tion of the officers, but th?se bruted m?ii only
cursed ber as a rebel, saying that they un
derstood that the husbands of her daughters
were in thc Confederate service, and they
were being terved properly thus to be outrag
ed br a race they bad enslaved.
W e hare no comments to make upon this.
It is a saddening, sickening picture of the
condition to which society ia reduced wher
ever the vandals of the North pollute our
soil. But it is only the execution of th?
threat which General Rosencraus made three
months ago when he assuricd command of
the army of the .Cumberland. He then
threatened to devastate thc country with fire
and his underlings are faithfully executing
his barbarous ordpr. God help every sec
tion of our struggling and bleeding country
that may be subject to the?' worse than sav
ages ; and God grant that our mothers and
daughters may soon ba relieved from the con
taminating presence of the.ie demons in hu
GENERAL PRICE.-The Vicksburg, IFAi>,
in alluding ut Gen. Price's mission of Arkan
sas and Missouri, says : " If successful, it
will bc ihe most important, the most produc
tive offinal resulta of any. campaign yet un
dertaken, while it will be accomplished under
difficulties and dangers bejoud comparison
and wit! oat any precedent in the anuals ot
ABTKUR STKirrTTB EDITOB.
WEDNESDAY, MAU. 25,18G3.
j&if- We ?all attentiante* the advertisement of a
youu?; lady who desire* a plaae a? governed. The
opportunity ls a good one and salary will he mod
erate if all are suited. Apply tn thc editor.
We ur? pleased to nth) that the Greenville
PtUriett & Jfovntnineer has boen revived, and we
hope will be sustained by the good people of
<J reedville, " for and during the waV aud many
Fusting and Prayer.
Oar readers will remember that uest Fri Ju y,
37th i nst., ??.setapar' jy President if A VIS as a
d iy of fa-ting, humiliation and prayer.
Give us Itt-nih.
AH our subscription list is graced by so many
gjod names, not only of subscribers in this Stat?,
but also from almost every part of rho Confedera
cy, and as that list is (thankfully do wc say it)
mere Hing daily, we ventare to ask our readers to
give UH items of the crops, the times, kc., tte., in
their respective localities. Short dottings, no
mat ter how hastily done, shall receive duo cara iu
rev':.-il if necessary ; they would add to tho in
ter?s; nf our columns and might provo in some
.ort contributive to th? public good.
Rer. J. MUNROE Au dur ?OL, Chaplain 12th S. C.
V., will return to his Regiment the first nook in
April, and will take charge of any packages or
boxes for tho Brigado, which may be sent to the
care of the Chairman of the " Central Associa
tion," Columbia, S. C.
Proclamations by the Governor.
Atteution is directed to the two Proclamations
of Gov. BONHAM. Wet think there will he a gen
eral responso, ?n action, tv hi* exhortation upon
tho subject of planting corn. It appears that the
cry for help ls becoming more serious than ever
?a thc Border State*. If well founded, it is our
duty to pres* overy energy in the raisi.ua; <?f pro
vidions. We disagree however to any such propo
sition as that of planting ne cotton cxnept for
seed. It must bo remembered that the people and
th? armies have to be clothed a* well as fed,
that tho prices of notion goods aro airead/ almost
beyond the reach of the poor,-that the cotton on
hand may be abducted by trado iu one way or
another,-and that the next year may Und us in
as great a press for clothing a* for food. The
bisel ade may become more effectual, and the
Government may find it almost impossible to
clothE the aimy except with eur own manufac
tur?e! goods. We therufere maintain that it is
right and prudent to oultivate some Dutton all
ovor tho country. It might be a less amount than
that lixee by the Carolina and Georgia enact
ment i, and we venture to say that very few mon,
under tho increasing pressuro for prerisiuus, will
plant up to that allowance. But that some cotton
should ba planted, say from one to three acres
according to the quality of land, doe* not seem In
us to admit of doubt. Still, it is also true that
the country must le supplied ic ?th breadstuff*, and
we hope that all eur farmers will do as the Gov
ernor suggests, plant even less cotton than they
bad ezpuctod to do, and by all means give closo
and constant attention to the corn crop.
The other Proclamation, forbidding the expor
tation *?f provisions beyond tho State, ha; a po
tent voieo of it* own and will bo respected accord
In addition, to what is said, above of the impor
tance of raising SOM? cotton, we would suggest an
item that may not be altogether Inconsiderable in
tho estimate of our oottus wants : It fi the item
of payer,-important not only to uewspuper men
bul to the whole country. The high price of cot
ten In thc Un iud States bas made ?ven rags too
precious to go to the paper mills, and wo are told
bj the New York papors that suspension is ai
hand with many ef them ou this account. That
i? ?ll right se far as they are concerned. But here
in our glorious young Confederacy this is not do
sired, and need not boto if we raise a partial crop
of cotton. Of oourso wo uro ready tn suy with
the most patriotic, let paper and clothes go by tho
board if it ia necessary to the production of |
euoug'a bread and meat ;-bat wo cannot yet be
lieve that our varied resources have suddenly be
come io pitiably insufficient to the crisis in our
[DEFKKREU FROM LAST WEEK.]
Death of James L. Pettigru.
Tho ablest lawyer in South Carolina ha* gono
to his rest. Th? Charleston papers hare paid
fooling tributes to his memory, and tho whole
community must feel the withdrawal of tho light
of his resplendent genius, os also of (bo benign
influences ef his social worth. Among the de
monitrstious of regard for the deceased, there is
nono that presents hi* character more touchingly
than the following preamble and resolutions by
th? Veitry and Warders of St. Michael'? Church.
We quote in part:
Ile seemed to bring with bim habitually to oar
meetings a large Christian charity altogether sui
table and in character with;the placo. He dealt
tenderly with a fallon brother in ur out of our own
people, and was always ready to throw a mantle
over his offences. His sympathy wa* quick and
warm. He pitied easily, and with him te pity
was to help.
There was a genuine humility about him, a*ad
mirable a* it is rare; for who was more ready to
condescend te mea of low estuto, or to speak
gratefully of his yuuthful struggles with fortune
and of his early friend* and belper?, to whose
patronage be loved to advert. These virtues
simpliaity, humility, above ?ll, that most excel
lent gift of charity-had their rest* doop ia his
We dosire, however imperfectly, to express how
much we reverenced and loved him and how ten
derly we shall cherish his moaiory ; Therefore,
' Rnoletd, That the Vestry; and Wardens of St.'
Michael*! Church lament lite death nf their do
parted brother, JAMES L. PETIORC, with thc tru
est "*orrrow, and will preserve in their hearts a
lively remembrance of his many excelleueios und
Resolved, That his removal from amongst u* is
a serious loss to tho affair* of'thu Church tu which
ho has been su lung and earnestly attached^aud
which be hat served so manyfyeara.
Resolved, That we sympathize deeply ith bi*
iminodiata friends and family In their irreparable
The Supply of Slave Labor for the Coast
1 The original Act of th* lat? Session of the Leg
islature, organizing slave labor for work on oar
fortifications, wa? published by tts last week with
out tho amendment adopted subsequently. It
wa* an omission which we hasten to correct Tho
amendatory Act provides- ,<
1st, Thu th? State Agent do appoint, with tho
approval of tho Governor, such uumbor of assis
tants as may bo necessary.
2d, That ti stead of the fines andpenalties imposed
by the original Act, a sp?cifie fine uf $1.50 pr diem
for each slave held from service be collectable, hy
the Commissioners of Roads, for the time said
slave may be liable.
3d, That, tho Governor prooeed to furnish said
labor, but still to insist upon the Confed?rate
Government'* liability for losses to owners ?c.
-The Brltitm steamship, Cml^pta, ran into
Charltiton harbor on the m.or?l*g of the 19th
ander a be ?ry fire troto the blockader*.
" ?* "' To Our Soldier*.
SCSDAT, thc 22d
A gray, chilly, loggy Sahbnlh morningsucceeds
several gloomy, damp days of discomfort- The
sou has not boca Visible fur some sixty hours and
Fahrenheit bus stood at about 4(i? during that
time. Still, it ba? uot been too wet to plow, nor
too rold to plant corn ;-At leait our. neighbor
orer the way don't seem to think se, as he h.*
pnsbed on at the businasi despite the an np. And
for our part we karo defied the snap by planting
'snaps'in ita very tenth. Our English peas l?o
ero blooming und our collard plants nearly lar*c
enough to sot out. Irish potato? have not yet aj
peered above ground, und well for them that they
have not. It really feels this morning aa if Wiu
ter were coming buck agnin ; but the sun of to
morrow will straiten up tho joung Spring again,
-und then, pluming her fl-wery wings, wont abe
go it? The erows ure already caa-lng on eveiy
side, watching tho corn-planters eagerly,-evi
d*-utly calculating ou a good time for some weeks
to come. There is so little powder to be h.?d that
the raseuls will plunder with impunity, we fear.
AV ell, we must all 'heller' thc louder.
Many of us at this moment aro a little under
the woather in regard te the continuance of the
war,-not thut wo fear thc ultiinatu result, but
our pr?sent hopes of a speedy-coming peace have
been dashed, and we must wait, wait, wait for
another chapter of this miserable.conflict tu
transpire, lt is said that the United States Gov
ernment will go to tho work of war this year with
redoubled energy; thia may perebunce be true 1/
the authorities, but we conjecture the men of their
armies will go to it with redoubled trepidation
and distrust. Our bltssod soldier-boys have dono
the biggest part of this bloody job, wo can but
believe-and, with a firm front and watchful de
termination at all points, wo think, there ts cuason
to hope that the battles of the present year will
be decisive whilo comparatively bloodless. The
most difficult point would seem to be tho advance
of ROSENCRASZ, but it is hoped that even there
oar troops will be able to hurl back the invader
discomfited at but a small loss of our gallant
man. It is a pleasure to think bow nobly "our
soldiers" have borne themselves on every field in
which they have participated. How do wo all'
long for the day, whon erouud the happy firetfidus
at home the varied narrative of their varied expu
rieoco shall form tho inexhaustible subject-mattor
of pleasant communication throughout many,
many evonings of a happy and a glorious peace;
-when tho 'boy?1 shelf, one by one, take to them
ribs of comfort and bliss;-whoa the old laud
shall smile all over again with prosperity ;-when
u new generation shall gradually como to the
light of day, to whom pr,tho: fathers and mother?
shall teach new lessons c f virtue as well for pub
lie ai for private life;-and whon, in short, we
shall be the greatest and the best people in all
Chris ton dom.
Hello ! who would have thought it ! Ai we
write, the fug rises, the gruy clouds part, and the
sum ?hines out unexpectedly as if in unisuu with
the happy thoughts that have just occurred tu ns.
So may Heaven-smile upon you and our great
cause until sueeoss shall crown all our efforts for
Independence! Now, to got ready fur Church.
The new minister at our Episcopal Church (Rev.
Mr. WALKnn, of Beaufort) gave us a good serious
sermon this morning, and the old pews wore
rather more fully occupied than they have been I
far many days. What a noble service, ia that ef
the Episcopal Church !-so full yot su free from
vain repetition,"-so eloquent yet so compietoly
adapted to the understanding of the humblest!
And bow impressively beautiful it is, for the peo
ple to unite with the ministor vocally ia giving
praise to God and in supplicating His throne of
Grace ! No wonder the Episcopalians are so at
tached to their Prayer Bjok. It is worthy the
admiration and imitation of all Christians. It
moy seeni cold to those wh?> require a tremulous
tune ur rm occasional novelty of thought to giru
animation to their worship; but to the humble
Christian seeking to approach his God "decently
and in ordur" it mutt ever prove, upon fair and
unprejudiced trial, an invaluable adjunct tu sober,
rational, spiritual worship.-Hut this docs not
perhaps interest you, soldiers ;-aud yet why
shoal,1 wo say so ? It is surely nut incompatible
with military duties and dangers to think of sacred
thiugs now and then ;-aud if we happen to have
called your ut'culion to a subject iu regard to
which there is mueh misconception (if uot preju
dice) extant in our up-country communities, it is
becuuse we are addressing rtal men,-not puny
bigots,-who can appreciate an honest sentiment
and an unprejudiced criticism.
MONDAY tho 23.
It is a gonial doy,-full thirty degrees warmer
than yesterday morning. How propitious for the
opening vegitation ! Tho tree? will now begin to
bud rapidly-they have been unusually slow in
doing so this year. The almanac announces this
week as thebrginning nf Spring, aud considering
the generally severe wiuter, we may well hopo
that it is.
Sume or the boys are at home to witness tho
cheerful buddings and blossomings of the season.
BILLY FRAZIEU has been herc for a week or moro,
and we are glad to see him looking so hearty and
soldierly. It ia his first visit humo and wo hope
he will greatly enjoy it
Soc again, tbe raia comes down ia pattering
showers-Verily, March is become as fickle as
over April was-Three distinct phasos of weather
in three conseoutivo days. Gent?o rains however
are scarcciy ever amiss,-they "drop fatness," as
ike Psautist has said, and Nature ever rejoices be
uesth their influence.
There is no news in the District worth mention
ing. The peuple are sending some laborers to
tho coast under the late requisition ; most per
sons howorer pay tho fine ul $1.?U per diem..
Surely thi.? high price eau readily biro laborers in
the low-cuuntry where farming and planting ure
partially interrupted, and where many slurcsmust
be comparatively unemployed. If so, it is much
better tor the public interests that the up-couutry
negroes romain at home to bolp raise provisions*
But we draw near the bottom of our fourth page.
Look out for a spicy war-sketch iu our next week's
Literary ^Corner, aud, with warmest regards,
The following am?nt to that " Suggestion" which
We have published in two or titre* issues, ha? been
duly considered aad is, on our part, acoopted.
What do the kind ladies nay to ic? Jho mover writes
from the old " Social Independency" of Beech
Island and ii incontettibly " Lo the manor born.''
We are not permitted to bo more dufinite as to
eur authority for tho following
AMENDMENTTO THE i SUGGESTION"
Ma. EDITOR: Allow me to propose to the Lady
readers of the Advertiser, that each and every une i
send on with the subscription money, a new name
as a compliment to the Lady Editor of the paper.
If any ono cunno*, get a noir subscriber, (aud*
what lady cannot?) let her send a copy to sume
friend in the army ; if she has-ne friend there
(and what lady in Edgsduid ha? not?) )ot her
send it to-.Any poor family within her reaoh.
I herewith send tho name of a subscriber, and
could do a good deal better, but do not with tu aso
up all the material around me und thus prevent
ethers from having a. ?hare in thia pleasant way
or oxpre??'rig regard' for tr worthy lady, ?nd our
old friend tba Edgofiold Advertiser. Have your
subscriptions ready then, dear Lady friend?, to
?end ur? by ?ale day in April, ? nd be assared tbst
tba "Advertiser'' will over continue, as il; ha?ever
vtem TBS LAX I'fl PB DOH.
Trae Ilennblieanism on Its Trial?
The bur hopi) of RopublicAa g ?rernw.iot
is undergoing ?I? trot ordeal before mankind.
Here in thc American St?ret) it had found H hame
every way propitious to it? growth sudexpnnrion'j
-and wa*, in fact, a? object of wonder to* thena
tiom* of earth. But the p'srraci?VJ arm h-s beea
raised against its essential existence,, and, unios?
stayed by ntturniug view? ef right and. jistiee,
thc boon of eiril liberty may possibly bo lust for
ayer maids" a chaos of wild political passions and
de^'cn erato pol it ion! o rc eds.
While the tempest is howling horribly ?round,
and the beginning of the cud of Republican Lib
erty is ulre.idy heralded fr' m land to land, can
not the men of America yot paoso and con-ider
tho enormity of error and wrong, to themselves,
their children, and the world at large*, of wbioh
they are ut this moment the frenzied perpetrators.
The Union of these States is irremediab'y dis
solved ;-But is that u reaion for the downfall of
our American Syitem of Republican Freedom ?
Wai it nocorsary that tho United States of a past
day shuuld remain a perpetual Political Assorio
tion, to secure the full vitality of that System and
to preserve the full enjoyment of that Freedom?
On the contrary, has not the light of a plain ex
perience taught us that evils were thickening
around the Systeci under its original form which
could only he permanently avoided by disrnem
befraent and re-orgnnization'? And what was
there, iu the name of justice and truth, to pre
vent that reorganization for the lory purpose
(above all others) of preserving, ay, of enobling
and strengthening the great cause o:' Republican
Liberty ? Her? we stand in the light of this
Christian en, professod freemen on either part,
spilling thu life-blood of all the manhood of Amer
ica,-on the part of tko South for a rational inde
pendence,-on the part of the North, sot for the
ruality bf Republican Liberty, but for a super
annuated Name and a no longer practicable Asso
ciation of Confederating Sovereignties. Thedis
solution, long foretold, has oecorrod ; and, hut for
freemen themselves, Freedom would now have a
two-fuld homo on th? American Continent, and
: new pillars of strength would be erected in two
great free Confederacies to ensure the reality of
her oxisteuc? ?moos; men for ages and ages tv
como. Admit that the result of this reorganiza
tion will be the creation of throe or m?re new
Republican C'onfederaclei,-?--what is there in the
prospect that militates against tho hopes of Free
Government F Already ic oue of them, the South
ern Confederacy,'a fixed .fact;-already hos its
strength been developed^ with marvellous strldee
towards invincibility against opposing difficulties
which ne new government ever contended with'
since thc world began;-already bxs it provan
that no human power oas subjugate JPree Ameri
cans. It is n demonstration of th* raise and
might of Republican Government. The lame in
vincibility mt st be aecordod to. the Ncirthorn peo
ple, andi in ? cir turo, to the North Waiterapeo
ple ?Ad the ?people who look out towards the
broac, Pocilio. Cannot the Cree men of America
loarn wisdom from tho Mighty Pr?tent? This
foarful struggle is all in vain, if looked to as ?
means of restoring the " Union as it was :' for
any such restoration is both a moral and a physi
cal impossibility. But if, in its awfnl proportions,
it shall strike the conviction of truth ta the heart?
of freemen, North, South, Fast and West,-if it
shall give pause to the bloody hands that seek to
immolate the very Oew'ue of Liberty bef?te tho
gazo of aa astonished world,-if it a hail teach,
even by its ghastly woes, that the right of sulf
gnvcrnmeut in America is irrepressible,-and if,
??nailing before its irrefutable testimony, Fanati
cism shall fly in dismay to its wicked fastnesses
while the American heart shall once more burn.
with, the generous'emotions inherited from our
common ancestry of 1776,-then indoed will our
trials have become gilded with the promise of a
new und unpreewdontod advanoe ia all that per
tains to the good of our raoe. Tko ?onie- will
fall from the <9yes of Europe, and Republican
Freedom-the right and tho might of self-govern
mont-Hill stand forth in its grandeur, and sweep
before it all the dynamics of Earth. God help
Miss BIIIL'S coininufcieation in reference
te the "Lamar Aid Association of Hamburg,"
and tba very commendable exertions of the mem
bers of that Society; we are I'oreod to defer until
uext week. Wo regret that it was handed te
us too late for insertion this Issue.
For the Advertiser.
MB. E&ITOR,-Dear Sir : While vlsitiug a pa
tient at Gov. BONHAM'S plantation this day, I
was gratified to learn from his good wife, that she
bad just received a letter from the Governor giv
ing positive instructions to his oversoor, net to
plant a unod of Cotton, but to put tho land here
tofore intended for Cutton in Corn. Such au uc?
of disinterested patriotism is in such striking
contrast to the unmitigated selfishness of many
persons, who are so eager to plant every acre of
their lands in Cotton, which they can plant with
out incurring the penalties of the law, that I am
very glad to have the opportunity of making it
publicly known. Now is not the time to tbink
about the profits uf planting, or ta be toe greed y
after gain. " Our National Indopendenee rest?
with the Farmer and the Soldier. A few morn
bullets scattered In the faca of the enemy, and a
little more cern scattered over the taco of the
country, and we are safo."
Very respectfully, ;
J. F. G RIFF TN.
Thursday, Mar. 19th, 186.1.
P. S.-Since writing tho above I hare seen
Gov. BOSHAM'S Proclamation of the 16th itsst/l
on the subject of planting'Cotton. It it full of
good suggestions, and I trust will moot with the
most cordiul co-operation from tho citizens of our
District and Stale. Tho Governor suits tie action
to the word, except that the order to the ortrseer
was ahead of the Proclamation. J. F. Q.
-? m .
For tho Advertiser.
CAMP 1,8T S. C. RECI?KNT,
March 11th, 1863.
Mn. EniTex :-Allow mo through tba. columns
of your paper to acknowledge the receipt of Miss
M. A. BBIK'S letter, and return her the thanks of
the Soldiers of this Regiment for a large and
valuable box ef Clothing.
The Clothing was purchased ky Mist M. A.
B?lt with a portion of the money collec ted hy
Uer frum tho noble and patriotic cl ti tens ol' Edge
field. She has ever keen active ia her work of
charity and sympathy, and many a soldier breathes
his heartfelt thanks to nor forker kindness. Long
may she lire to enjoy tho liberty for. which we
are HOW contending. And may the richest bless
ings of heaven be her reward I
T. P. SHAW.
_tt _ \
A HAKD HIT AT THE YAVEEE PRESIDENT_
The Louisville Democrat has no great i?pect
fur Lincoln, as will bo seen by the fol.'owing
" The abolition papers now theorize that
the President is not bound to obejr tue Con
stitution, but only to support lt. He har
tutashed it into pit-ces of a sise snit ibie to
u What shame and mortification it is that
n the grandest work for the grandest object
mankind has ever known, the Chief Magis
trate of the nation should bc a pitiful btutorD, I
n hoi* highett ?rit ia am atty joke." J
For tho Advertiser.
Tho Edgefieli Village Aid Associaiion acknowl
edges the following donations : Mr. Ju. Briggs,
$10, sent by Miss Bnie ; Mrs James Hatcher,'
$5 ; Miss Sallie Hatcher, $*; Mrs. James Rains
ford, ? pairs of socks ; Mrs. E, H. Mims, I pair
We hope ?he Association will be fully repre
sented, on Wednesday the 25th, aa. there is woik
to be .giren out, the cloth from Graniteville hav
ing arrived a few days since.
MRS. ANN GRIFFIN. PKES.
Mas. Wu. lio?DMAx, Bee'ry ? Treas'r.
COL. SAMUEL G. EARLE.
Ia the teleeraph account of Van Dom's victory,
at Thompson's Station, occurs the brief announce
ment th?t Col. EARLE, of the 3d Arkansas, was
killed while gallantly loading, his regimeat into
action." . . . '
" The Col. Earle alluded to is probably Col. Sam
uel G. -Earle, ?'or me r 1 y a raeinber ut" tho-Legiala
ture from Anderson District, and for several years
editor of tho Anderson Gazelle.
iii the full of 1859. he removed to W?hlt*
C?unty, Arkansas, and applied himself to the
pursuits of private life, until the tocsin of liberty,
which was run gin South Carolina, stirred the
souls of her .children ia every Southern State,
when he took tho stump for seeession.
In the first blue of enthusiasm which the fall
of Fort Sumter kindle;', h? raised a company of
mounted rangers, which waa included in theist
Regiment Arkansas Mounted Volunteers, Col.
Scion Borland.' After twelve months servlee in
Arkansu-and Missouri, tho army was organized
under the Conscription Aol? and he was elected
Colonul of tho 3d Arkansas. Cavalry. Attached*
to the command of the veteran (fen. Price, be
crossed tbe Mis?in)ippi, after the battle of Shiloh,
and participated in tho- battle of Farmington, and
afterwards in the slaughter at Corinth. When
the army of the West was re-organiied by the aa
ppointment of Gen. Pemberton to the chief com
mand, his regiment was assigned to the division
of Gen. Van Dorn, and followed this gallant lead
er in his brilliant dash upon Holly Springs and
ino rear of Grant's army.
Col. Earle left a wife- (a native of Edgcfield
District) and four ohildrtu, one of which he hod
never issea. He vfte in the Silt year of -his age.
?-. , X.
SMUT. J. BRANILT OUZTS*. cf Co. C, 19th
S. C. V., wu born Sept 20tb, 1831, and ww killed
in the D .it tl o of ?I url ree sb oro. Dee. 31.(, 1862.
Thu? bu passed away another soldior and pa
triot. It would bo raperluous to oulogise tho
character of one who was ' so well known ia this
community u Sergt. Orzis: 'His life was an ex
ample ot virtue, industry and modesty. .Every
impulsa of hi?.mind was duty; he hod no other
aim. His only effort vu to know what Wu right,
and to do it He know no envy or jealousy,and,
and never spoke evil of others.
" Nene know him but to love bim,
None named him but to praise."
He wu a kind and affectionate husband and
father, and a dutiful md oiwdienc sou. His death
was that of the patti-L. Ho fell; in the thickset of
the fight, without sietrUggfe ur ?sigh. His spirit
hu winged its everlasting 'flight to jola th? Re
deemed in singing praises, to-.God forever. His
devoted'and now sorrow-stricken' wife apd family
feel keenly tbs*great calamity which hos fallen
upon them, and tba dark d?solation . which now
hovers around them.
He wu tho youngest son of George and Fannie
Ousts, and, obeying tko precepts taught bin} by
kia parents, he became in early life a member of
the Baptist Church at Little Stevens' Creek, and
up tu the time of .hts death was ono of its. most
useful and consistent r.ember*. He now sleeps
in Jesu i'. May thoie die ply1 a fainted '..Urs whnm
be hu Ls!i behind, emulate- his bright ?xample,
oud thus prepare to meet him whore " God shall
wipe away all tears from their eyes ; where part
ing, paul and death- shall be seen and felt uo
rWre.". ' *
Di?? ia Hamborg, cn the-1?Ib Feb. 1363, ED
WARD WASHINGTON WADE, in the 87tb
year of his age. He discharged the sured dudes
of Husband/Father, Master and Christian faith- .
fully, and his loss can be estimate! only by those
who know his worth.
., , i- AUGUSTA, Mar-23.
COTTON.-There hu been considerable activi
ty in the Cotton market during the past week,
and the sole? amount to about 7000 or 8000 bales,
since our last preceding roport, at ?aily advancing
prices, until we quote sales at the following ratos:
Middling, 29@30e; Strict Middling. 30(0,21c;
Good Middling, 32(0)33; Middling F??r, 24c;
Fair, 35c.- CuHttilutionaliei.
MR. EHITOR : Yon will oonfer an especial f?vor
by auuouuciu* Cnpt. T. H. CLARE, of ike Sd
Ke-gimont S. C. Cavalry, a candidate for Sheriff of
Kdgvfiold District at the next election. Captain
CLARK is well known to the people of this Dis
trict, as a high toned gentleman, ned noted for
his upright d?portaient and business qualifications.
He hu had considerable experience in the Sher
iffs office, and, if elected to that office, would
beyond a doubt discharge Its duties satisfactorily
to the people and with credit to himself. Capt.
C. is a meritorious gentleman and a well-tried sad
galluut soldier, ne entered the service near two
years sinco u a private tu the Edgcfield Huuar*,
but by uiiduous attention to bis duty and bis
uniform respect for his officers and kindness to his
aomrados ho wu early promoted to the Captaincy
of the hnt?ari, whioh position bs fills well. His
superior Officers and the inornbur* ot his Compa
ny speak in the highest terms of bim; Thtjrefore
we, his friends at home, respectfully preSfpt. his
name bofore tho people of Kdgefietd a* a-raosji
date for Sheriff, with th? full assurance that he is
in every respect worthy of their confidence.
Mar 2, te? 9 -
MR. EDITOR: Please announce Capt, A. P.
WEST, late Captain Co. B, 14th S. C. V., as a
Candidate, fur tbe Sheriffalty of Edgcfield District
at the ensuing election. Capt. WEST enterod the
service at an early period of the war, and acted
with distinguished gallantry in all the bat?o* in
which his Regiment was engaged, and rereived a
severe wound in the fight at Ox Hill, which disa
bled him from iurther continuance in the service.
His integrity and energy of uharacter, his busi
ness qualities and his bearing u a soldier and
gentleman, as known to us by a long acquaintance
through the most trying scenes of the service,
render him peculiarly titted far the office. As such
his name is respectfully submitted to the voters of
Edgcfield rs a candidate for Sheriff, by
.14?? REQT. S. C. V.
Mar 4 tf? 9
To the Debtors of Mr.
THE following notification bas been lodged ia
this Office. JAS. M. HARRISON,
For the Sheriff.
Sheriff's Office, Edgcfield.
? TO THE SHERIFF OF EDGEFIELD:
Yon are hereby notified to re?oive ne money
due me en judgments entered up in ny favor iu
Tour Office, exocpt in Specie, no til fart aor aotiev
Mar 24, 1863. _3t 1?
AYOUNG LADY desires a situation u
TEACHER ia a family er small School
within a mile or two of Edgofield Village. lu
structions given in tho usual English' brooches
and Mu*ie. Address this Office.
Mar 24_g ? 12
Peas ! Peas !
CkCi?\ BUSHELS PEAS-th? Spackle, the
?ArXf Cline of the Cow Pea-will bo purchased
at this Office, at $1,7$ per bub el Cub-en deliro
ry. Wa want them for home use, aad not for
purposes of speculation.
Mar 18 If U