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The Belt of Desolation.
Day by dny, remarks the Richmond Whit/,
the track of the destroyer becomes broader.
Two-thirds of Virginia, two-thirds of Tennes
see, the coasts of North Carolina, part of
Georgia, nearly all of Florida, Ni rthern Mis
ssissippi, Western and Southern Louriana, a
great'part bf Arkansas and Missouri have al
ready been'laid waste, and every hoar brines
tidings nf fresh destruction. Telegrams of
Saturday info-tned us that the enemy bad
destroyed a million dollars worth of property
on thc Combahee and stolen a thousand ne
groes ; it was but a few days ago thu they
ravaged the country of Mathews iu this Statt1,
and even while we write tidings come to ,u?
that they% arc burning private houses and de
stroying every grain of wn they can lay.
hands on in the county of King and Queen.
Enough has been said of the barbarism of
this mode of warfare, add too much has. to bo
e*>n:essed of the entire impunity with which
it is carried on. Our outcries and our ad
missions of the weakness or the imbecility of
our forces in the IHd but add to the hellish
j >y of the foe. without stimulating troops.
Government or people to tho pitch of retribu
tive vengeance. -The belt of desolation wi
dens hourly, nor is there much prospect of
an abatement of- the evil. Citizens complain
ol the Government, which iu turn complains
of the citizens. Meantime commor: inquiry
is made as to the existence and present where
at?.mts of tho* organized forces ol the Con
Wo may be sure this state of things will
nntinuo so long a* the war is waged exclu
sively on Confederate soil. Every day the
enemy remains in our territory will add to
the width of the b-lt of desolation, and they
who fancy themselves out of danger will soon
discover their mistake. If a thousand Yan
kee cavalry can ride throu?h the State ol
Mississippi, without molestation, what is tn
binder a like number from going through
Virginia, North and South Carolina to Hort
Royal ? Certainly unarmed aud unorganized
citizens cannot hinder them. -
The belt of desolation serves many pur
po?es of the Yankee nation. It opens a way
to free labor and Northern settlers ; it dimin
ishes production and concentrates Southern
population within limits inadequate to their
support ; it prepares .1 place for Yat.kee emi
gration if peace on tha basis of separation is
declared. But this is not all.- It answers the
purposes of war as well as peace, by interpos
ing a country destitute of supplies between
our own and the Yankee border:
Thus it is a safeguard against invasion. If
Lee would advance, be must move tbruUgb a
-desert, dragging immense trains of food be-'
hind bim. The case is the same.with Braeg,
with Johnston, with Price. Indeed, we hoar
that Price will on this accouut Hud it difficult
if not impossible, to enter Missouri. In front
of all our large armies lic.s a waste, where t here
is food for neither man nor beast. Girded
by a belt of desolation, the North is safe from
invasion ; the broader the belt the greater its
security. As the months wane and the years
roll on, the South, unless something bc done,
will become, in the language of Scripture,
M *hc abomination of desolation." We believe
lhat something will b? done-the necessity of
the case demand? it imperatively^ would tha*
we could be sure it would be done speedily.
This cup can be turned to the lips of the
Nor'h drugged with ten-fold bitterness. Mer
cy to ourselves demands this act of retributive
justice to them.
? ?> ?
The Richmond Enquirer, in an article
headed 11 The Consuls," in which it justifies
Mr. Moore's not submitting his commission as
British Consul to our Secretary of State, and
the annulling of his Exequatur by Presidr-nt
Davis, says :
Very well ; it is now Mr. Moore's duty to
ignore entirely both tha Letters Patent and
the Secretary's note, and to proceed exactly
as before, discharging all the duties of Con
sul, and issuing protections to those claiming
to be British subjects, who would otherwise
be obliged to serve in ou.- army; He is hot
permitted to submit his commission to an au
thority of which his Government knows noth
ing, nor to ask for an Exequatur from any
terson or persons unknown. On the other
hand, it will be the duty of the President to
prevent him from exercising tho_econsular
tunc.i ms, and entirely to disregard his consu
lar protections."' Whereupon, issue isjolnod.
We are either an independent nation, or we
are not ; if yea, then the President has taken
the only proper and dignified course, and
any nation which desires to protect its peo
ple resident amongst us, knows the way to
dc> it-recognize our independence and send
the proper officers. We desire to do no wrong
to Englishmen, or to any others ; do not want
them in our armies - have no scheme of spo
liation or oppression to put in practice to
wards them ; desire nothing better, in short,
than to allow them all their rights and im
munities, if the claim be made to us through
the proper officer.
Some of the Richmond pap~rs, wo observe,
in publishing these Letters Patent and the
Secretary's note, make the silly remark that
the objection to Mr. Moore ia " special, and"
refers to his official misconduct personally."
Now, there is no personal objection to Mr.
Moore, and he has been guilty of no mitcon
duct. As to his acting upon matters " in the
State of Mississippi," he has just as good a
right lo act in that State as any other-name
ly, no right at all.
So far, then, from repeating t'.:e phrases
about special case and personal misconduct,"
we have tha pleasure of informing our read
ers that this act of the President put? an end
not to the Consul only, but to the Consulship.
There will never be another British Consul
at Richmond, unless he comes accredited to
mir Government, and asking from it his Exe
quatur. Charleston and Mobile, we. believe,
ure now in a state of simil.r deni c'ion and
abandonment to that in which Richmond
linds itself- The citizens do not sleep the
worse, neither is their appetite for victuals
diminished. The sun seems to shine a? usual,
and to our m;nd, he shines rather brighter.
We hope nobody will be so stupid as to say
tliat this action of toe President is an offence
ur a provocation to England, or may lead to
u rupture" or war. It is a step long since
fxpected, and our great forbearance and de
lay have been much admired-in foreign
lauds ; not so much in our own.
??g* Billy Wilson's Zouaves, numbering 600
mon are on their way from New Orleanr to New
York, to be mustertd out of service. They wero
not allowed to take their arms. This sumo class
of xaen will mike trouble for Line?la when they
get oat of service.
? The Flicht ot Cnlpeper, Vo?
j CULP?PKK, Jun? llL-The enemy Jhrcw
heavy cin alry force, yith artillery and mfa
try Mjpjf-rt, arros? fii?-U"ip?wihanno<-k /e??w
.day, and a'Jvjvn?cd.Tjij Urandy Stafjoji ai
Strasburg. They xv*re met by our cat ah
?nd a figbt ensued, which erntiruled till nig?
when th? enemy retire/1 acroma the river.
Col. Williauic/of the Second North Cirrolii
Rc-giuicnt, Lieut. C"l, Hampton, of the.Se
ond South Carolina, Captain Jones, of ti
First South Carolina, and Captain Farley,
Stuart's S aff, were killed. Colonel Butt?
of the Second South Carolina, lost bi-* !.
Captain Foxt of the First South Carolin
badly wounded. Captlwn Rich. Cobb's L
jjion; taken prisoner. Gen.' W. ll. T. "Lt
We took threft guim and 200 prisoners. O
ldsd is about 400 iu killed, wounded and pr
oners. ; .
Another vors/iou of the affair is as followi
lt seems that- the enemy's cavalry, U
thousand atrong, having crossed theRapp
bannock <>n Monday bight at a point abo"
Kelley's Ford, not before known to be fordi
ble, at an early hour on Tuesday mor u in
and fell suddenly upon our cavalry camp i
Brandy Station, a point on thu Orange an
Alexandria railroad, five miles beyond Cu
pej er Court House.
They killed ot- captured our pickets an
sm pi Ned two of our regiments, whilst the me
were ut break faut and the horses gruzinj
The two.regiments fled and were hotly pu
sued by the eneufy, who took three or fou
hundred prisoners and as many horses. Th
pursuit was finally checked by the arrival (
our reinforcements. A sanguinary and de:
perato battle then took place; which laste(
some say an hour, othera all day. Much <
the fighting was hand-to-baud, a fact in pai
authenticated by the* niin?ber of sabre wound
given and received. The result of this engagi
nit-nt was tliar. the enemy was driven frot
thnt field. The fight was repeatedly renew?
by us till six o'clock in the evetiing, at whit
tome the enemy retired, or was driven'acros
After our men recovercd**from their surpris
we gained a favorable position, which was hel
throughout the ?Jay. although repeated at
tempts were made by the enemy to dislodg
our forces.? About the time our infantry ai
rived the enemy gave way, and pursuit wa
made by our cavalry, and some three or foti
hundred priooners takeu. This was late i
the afternoon, and when, perhaps, our cuvnlr;
was loo much exhausted by tue iucesunt fijrbt
ing of the day fully to follow up the advanlag
From the meagre accounts we already hav
we are led to conclude that the fight of"Tees
day was one of the heaviest cavalry battle
that ha? occurred during the war, and per
haps the sev rest ever fought in this countrj
An officer who took part in' the battle repre
seuts that we lost not less than seven Colo
nels in the engagement. The same authorit
states that a regiment of our cavalry was dis
mounted and thrown forward as sharpshooter
to operate against the artillery of the eueniv
and pick off their gunners. This loree wa
charged by a largely auperror force of the en
erny, a.id, being without bayonets-with whicl
11 meet the charge, they, fired and then re
treated. In the retreat a larg? number wer
cut ott', and many of them made prisoners
The regimant consisted of nearly seven hun
drcd men. The horses of the dismounted mei
wer-i stampeded by the shells of the enemy
and many of them had not been recovered a
last accounts. It is staled that onr loss ii
horses will reach from 500 to 600.
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JACKSON-, J ..ne 9.-Correct udvi^es frou
Vicksburg place our losses in the late assault
at from live to six hundred. Among th?
killed is Colonel Marks, of La.
The Vicksburg ladies appear to be entire!;
indifferent to the shelling of the enemy, ant
are out every night looking Lt the sight.
Tho enemy is erecting parallels four hun
dred yards distant from our out works, and i
(*>*ant's army refuses to assault our fortifi
cations again, and he has squatted down t<
starve the garrison.
JACKSON. June ll.-Our scouts from tin
vicinity of Vicksburg' report Grant hauling
wUer for bis troops from the Big Black, eigh
miles. He Los mounted siege guns and openet
fire. To-night the firiug is incessant
Our columbiadj- aro replying promptly
proclaiming to the world the spirit that ani
mates our troops ia tbe works, and that Vicks
burg shall never be surrendered.
Heavy firing continued at Vicksburg las'
night. The firing was heavier than any ye
beard. The weather is clear and warm, th?
thermometer being at 90?.
Citizens from Horn Like reports three
transports with troops, supplies, &c, goin*
down to Vicksburg.
A correspondent of the Times admit?
Grant's loss to be tremendous. One, an In
diana regiment, went in 900 strong, and came
out with a Lieut. Colo, el and fifteen men
The same correspondent says that a Federa!
brigade was repulsed at the Big Black bj
The Brownsville Flag of the 1st inst, learni
that ,; wheo. Gens. Magruder and Bee paid ?
visit to the Governor of Tamaulipa?, the au
thorities in Matamora* fired asalute inhonoi
of the distinguished visitors ; whereupon thc
Li need u consul demanded his passport.
The correspondent of the Ranchero con
firm? the above thu?:
T?e Yankee consul, however, demanded
his passport on the ground that the said au
thorities treated the officers of the unrecog
niz-?d Confederacy with civility.
The Flag says Gen. Magruder would leave
in a few days a-> the critical situation of affairs
in Louisiana demanded Iiis presence in that
. quarter. The editor adds : ,; Banks will soon
meet the fighting part of the Department of
? ? *
Gen. Bragg's Movement?.
The Chattanooga correspondent of the Mo
bile Tribune, writing under date of the b'tb,
"The movements of our army towards Mur
freesboro' indicate that Gen. Bragg is deter
mined that Rosencrauz shall show his band,
and not keep up an appearance of strength
under false pretences. We have therefore
made an advance to feel of the enemy, and
already several skirmishes have occurred. A.
portion of our forces have advauced to with
in live miles of Murfreesbcro, and if-Rosen
crauz will come out of li 8 fortifications on
engagement will take place. But if not, it ia
supposed Gen. Bragg will not attempt to
storm the enemy's works without having;
learued his strength; in the 1-itter case we
may attempt to turn the enemy by a Hank
movement and gain his rear. If Gen. Bragg
should succeed in crushing Roseucranz'* army
aud cutting him ott' front Nashville, he will
not only retrieve his military reputation as a
General, but it would at once restore him in
tbe confidence of the people. .
Two fleets have left Hilton Head tor the
Southern coast-one for tho Altamaba, Ga.,
and one for the St Johns, Fla. Tue latter
to ascend the riverland land troops at Jack
sonville, who are to make incursions into the
interior. The object of both is to pillage, de
stroy, and lay waste. The Yankees say they
will have no more pitched battles, as nothing
is gained by them ; they can accomplish more
by destroying everything that comes before
them This is the new mode of warfare which
we were threatened with a short time since, i
Our people will no doubt know how to treat '
such waniora wuen tLey fall into their hands.1
tfe JW tri tm.
J A il IS I. BACON, ID-TOR.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 1803.
- Col. M. C. lintier.
Our Village was anddonly plunged iute deep
excitement nud distress on Thursday Ia t bj the
arrival of rbe news that ?ur gallant, rifted, and
['universally admired and beloved townsman, Col.
M.' C. Bd.TL.aK, commanding 2nd Reg'L t?. C.
Cavalry, now In service in Virginia, under fien.
J. E. B. STBUART, bad been seriously wounded in
tho Cavalry fight of the Hb, on tho upper Rap
pahunnock, asta ronder amputation of tho leg
necessary. Further dospatckos, contmry to the
earned hopes of our anxious community, have
fully confirmed this sal intelligence. Wo learn
from these that Col. B.'s leg has been amputated
betneea tho kneo and ankle, and that be was, im
mediately following the operation, doing well
and suffering comparatively little paia.
Mrs. BUTLER, wife of Col. B-, accompanied by
her father Ex-Gov. PICKENS, departed for Vir
ginia on Friday ' morning to join her husband.
Whilst all profoundly regret that th? chivalric
warrior has suffered mutilation at the hands of
the dastards, yet nil rejuice at the victory he bis
been so instrumental in obtaining, and ar? deeply
thankful that tho lifo of the gallant BUTLBR is
cpared to his oountry.
We wero pleased to see in the Villago'on
Tuesday, Mr. JAS. P. Moss, of Co. D, 14th S. C.
Reg't., who waa severely weunded at the battle of
Chancellorsville. He is looking well and bids
.fair to soon be ready fur the vandals again. Wo
hope bc may be permitted to enjoy a long und
pleasant respite at borne.
Wo have been requested by citizons ?? the
T. ow ur Battalion, -fl th Regiment, to announce that
a publie meeting will be held at "Red Hill on Sat
urday, tho 20th inst., for the purpose of organi
zing a Company for homo dofun< u. Old mon, young
men, exempts, and all, turn out and enroll your
names. Tho emergency of th? times demand
prompt aetion. Be ye ready and prepared for
the conflict, for we havo a cunning and au et -
ergelic foe to contend against.
We are indebted to Mr. G. E. ELFORD, of Groes -
ville S. C., for a very neat little Primer entitled
"Elford's Primer for Little Girl's and Boys." We
are gratified to learn that it is Mr. ELFORD'S in
tention to get out a sirios of Readers, Spellers,
.kc, of which tho Primor before us is tho first.
Teachers and dealers in School Books should at
once send in ordors to Mr. ELFORD for a supply
of bis useful publication, and thereby encourage
Mr. E. in his commoudablo efforts to introduce
Southern books for tho instruction of our youth.
Remember the Wife and Children of
the Poor Soldier. .
With pride and pleasure, we publish the sub
joined letter from our iatcllectu.il and public
spirited fellow-citizen, Gen. MARCELLUS HAM
MCXD. This is only one of a long series of mu
nificent charities performed by Gen. HAMMOND
since the beginning of the war. We know of no
man who hu? done his duty in this high and bol;'
respect, more fully and freely than the gentleman
?hore namo stands at tbi bottom of tho annexed
lotter. We, on our own part, thank bini cordially
for his indulgent words of commendation, and
asauro him that they will act us incentives to
further efi'ort in this good cause. Tho thinks o'
the wife and children of jho poor soldier, and tho
blessing of tho poor soldier himself, may be un
uttered, but they will be no less deep and heart
NBAS nAMBunn, S. C., June lltb, 1S63.
DE?R SIR: Your editorial relating te the poor
families of soldies, is wcll-timod and altogether
I send you a chuck for $>0, wbieh I beg thal
you will appropriate to tho object you have se
earnes?y, and in such handsome terms advocated.
Very truly, yours, Ac.
M. C. M. HAMMOND.
JAS. T. BACOX, Esq., Edgegeld, t?. C.
Brig. Gen. Sam. McGowan.
The Abbeville Frei?, of Friday last, says : "For
the first tim e since be bas been at home, Gen.
McGowan appeared on the streets and at his office
on last Wednesday. His general health appears
good and is looking well, though bis wound ii
very painful yet, and will no doubt be months
before he will be able to walk without crutches.
Death of Lieut. Col. Frank Hampton.
We regret to loam (says the Columbia Guar
dian, of Thursday lari,) that private dispatches
rcceivod yesterday announce the death of Lieut.
Colonel Frank Hampton, from wounds received
in the eavnlry fight on tho Otb, on the Rappahan
nook. It seems tn have boen an obstinate engage
ment, lasting from 5 A. M. to 5 P. M, but closing
with decided success for tko ? Confederates. In
this prolonged action Col. H. bas fallen, and the
oountry hoi to mourn a gallant soldier, this com
munity a useful and public spirited citizen, and
society a momber without reproach. He was
highly esteemed in the State, and his death will
carry gTief far beyond the circle of bis own family.
The Southern Field & Firseside.
Wo aro r lensed to greet once again this valued
publicatiop, which has been suspended for a few
weeks for want of pnper. The publisher has now
made arrangement* to obtain a supply of paper,
and we hope hereafter to enjoy tho visits of this
justly popal ir journal with its hitherto wonted
regularity. In the number bofore us tho pub
" As the late suspension was caused by circum
stances beyond our control-thu huming of the
Bath Paper Mill-we tr UM our readers will exor
cise a spirit of patience and forbearance, and ac
cept the assurance that the Publisher bas made
every exertion ic their behalf. He has continued
the paper at less tiian half the price charged by
other literary papers of like size-two others pub
lished at Richmond being $10 a year. He bas
sent an agent to nearly every paper mill in tho
Confederacy, for the purpose of securing paper,
and we ure now gratified by the assurunce that
our supply of paper will in a few days be such as
to enable us to appear on a full shoot. Such is
the price of papor, and the prospect of further
advance, that the Publisher may be obliged to
make a further increase in the subscription prico,
but if so, be will make it at the lowest remunera
tive figure. He does not caro to increaso the cir
culation of the papor at the present price, but
will supply it to nil who may subscribe.
" We have a number of new features in pre
paration, which cannot fail to maintain for tho
Field and Fireside tho pro-cminenee it hos long
enjoyed as a home newspaper."
?gf The last accounts from Mexico say tho sur
render of Puebla and thu capturo of tho entire
Mexican army is confirmed. There is not nsbadow
of a hope that tho city of Mexico will long escape
the fato of Puebla.
Tho Africa has arrived at New York with
news from Europo to May 31st. It is expected
that France will recognizo the Confederates and
other European powers will not be slow to follow.
Roebuck will sion movo in the House of Com
mons that England open negotiation with other
Governments to do the same.
?$3" The Mobile Register and Advertiser makes
?ls rppcaranco in new typo, with a new bead and
an enlarged sheet. These aro ovidenoes of pros
perity. Success to it.
Wo have reached a point in tb?iv ar at which
lt ?5 necessary for us to paulo audie ti ne our po
sition bcforo tho civilized world. jV'e h?vn oeat
I eu ?ud baffled thc Arms of Ahraljn Lincoln on
j to many bloody fields that the ctwiy bimsolf has
! acknowledged our superiority, tfripairing then
j of achieving any thing ?' h tho "Ord, he is now
Irvin g what ho can do with the Sebraud. Find
it g. Jrimrelf incapable of acriDg tho soldier, he
bas turned incendiary. j
The jrrave question is now prosing itself upon
us, bow lang can wo submit to bis savage war
fare ; when are we to begin th, fes rf ul work of
retaliation ? It may suit the Grernnient of the
Uuited States*'to carry on a wai ire known only
to savages ; that Government hf nothing to lose;
it has already become a stench h the nostrils of
the civilised world, and in tho -topths of infamy
it has found that "still 1OW*T d|U>."
Not io with ourselves ; visJoinin counsel, dar
ing courage, patient endurance of "Hardships,
magnanimity to our enepiss, hivo won for us a
lofty rank among monitions of tba earth. We
shauld not therefore uki any step lightly or un
advisedly, calculated ft tarnish eur national es
cutcheon. But self pritarvatioh, is tho first law
of nature. Whilo, thireforo, we should cherish
a sacred regard for tbs laws of Honer and chiv
alry, wa must remembe; that the Knights of Malta
never applied their lawl when pealing with mid
I-night assassins and in Coldinnes. But though we
owe nothing to such a btse-born boor as Abraham
Lincoln, yet we owe ii to ourselves, we owe a
solemn responsibility to God, *ud to the opinion
of the civiliiod world. ' f
We hold it that otr Government is bound to
protect its citizens from this wt} waged with the
fire-brand ; and thvre is bot on? mode of protec
tion, namely-retaliation. But horero resorting
to that fearful and odious measure, wo should put
ourselves rectas t'? curia before tho world. We
believe that lt would be wise ia our Government
to send a formal and solemn protest to tho au
thorities at Washington, calling upon them to de
sist from waging a war with fire-brands, and
warninjr them iii ut, if persisted in, ITU -.viii retali
ate in such r. muunor as to tura their mirth into
It matters nothing bow Mr.-Linc .In may treat
such u communication ; our purpose will ha ac
complished, namely, the justifying ourselves be
lie disregards our
lothing loft hut to
hould be done in
have I more?"
uur cavalry upon
fore the civilized world. If
warning, then we shall hare
execute our threat. And it
such a way as to make our ozomies take up the
lamentation of Mika, " ye Imf o taken anray my
Gods which I made, and what
We have only to turn loose]
them with sword and firebrand, and to spare
neither farm boase or hamlet, town or villnge,
property, public or privat? ; to spare nothing that
fire will burn, save only tbeirJChurches. Let the
trjck of our tioops be marked only by a continu
ous hoap of ashes. X
It may bo asked whether wtc' are able to do this
thing. Such a question is only the suggestion of
cowardice, and needs no reply, A more pertinunt
enquiry is, will it effect any good ? We cannot
answer certainly as to results.'.' Performances be
long to man-consequences td God. The enemy
will perhaps retaliate ; what then ? When he has
destroyed rout and branch utterly, he will cease
from destroying. Suppose We do not retaliate,
will the enemy do less than this ? If we suffer
him to burn our property until bis malico is sat
isfied, does any one suppose ?hat be will leave a
sprig of grass growing in our. country ?
One thing we do know. ' "Vjion men are driven
on in a cours? ot Vice "hy he-T?uu?^a^rfg^lty-and
fanaticism, thero is but one thing that will arrest
them, and that is jainithmciit. Punishment as
fiorcc and relentless as their own fanaticism. If
this remedy fails, and it may fail, then thero is
nothing left but a war of utter extermination lor
both parties. But we hope for hotter things.
Stonewall Jackson's Family.
Tho Savannah Republican, noticing thc propo
sal to erect a monument te Genural Jackson,
Wo havo beard that tho widow and child, who
should bo adopted by their country, are left in
very modorate circumstances, aud if this bu so,
whilo wo approve tho project for a monument, wu
are first for placing them in circumstances entirely
independent. This is tho first duty wo owe to the^
memory of Jackson.
A Good Idea.
The following resolution waa passed by the City
Council of Atlanta: "Resolved, That in tho evont
of the refusal on the part of any resident, to
cheerfully enroll bis name, for tho protection of
our wires, our children and our homos, tho names
of all such bo published conspicuously in each of
the daily papers of the city, that thoso may be
distinctly known who refuse to embark in such a
holy cause; and that such ether action be taken
in tho promises as may be deamed prudent and
safe for the welfare of tho city. .
General News Items.
g&~ Hon. C. L. Vallandigham, was in Peters
burg, Va, last Monday, and took rooms at Jar
rett's Hotel. During the day he ,s visited hy
many citizens, who showed him every mark of
respect and sympathy.
X?&? It is reported that Sam Houston runs for
Governor of Texas with the design of forming
??T The steamer Ruby, in attempting to mn
the gauntlet of tho blockade at Charleston, on
the 12th, was chased and fired at by the blocka
ders. The Captain, in order to prevent bia vessel
from falling into the hands of tho enemy, beached
and burned her off tho Lighthouse. Nothing
saved but the mails.
?2&- Two steamers arrived in Charleston, on
tho 12th, from Nassau, with valuable cargoes-one
of tho steamers having on board two hundred and
fifty bags of saltpetre.
Enough of the returns in Virginia have
been received to show that Gen. Smith, of Fau
quier, has been chosen Governor, and Samuel
Price, of Grecnbrier, Lieutenant Governor.
}g?T A great religious revival prevails in Gen.
Bragg's army. Thousands of converts are being
^3r" A lotter from Cincinnati, Ohio, says " The
approaching Democratic State Convention is the
topic of conversation everywhere. Vallandigham
is os good as nominated. If ho wants the nomi
nation his friends are determined he shall have it.
The pressure for him in th? rural district is over
pgr The steamers Robort E. Lee and Cornubia
arrived at Wilmington on tho morning of tho 10th,
from Nassau, with cargoes ou Government ac
g& The Northern papers ar? talking of for
eign intervention again. That game is played
out. We oannot bo deooived by that dodge again.
f?Or Every citizen of Richmond, including
every man in the executive departments, is en
rolled and under arms, ready for any emorgency,
the whole under command of Goo. Elzy.
^S?T It has been deciled in North Carolina,
that persons furnishing mbstitutes in tho Confed
erate Army, aro not exenpt from any calls on tho
" militia" for either hom? or other service.
pSr A billy gout wasrcoontly sold at auction
nt Halifax Court House, Va, for the nico littlo 11
sum of |1,0SU ! I,
'For the Advertiser...
Public Mi pt in g.
A meeline/ nf a portion of thc Saliula Regiment,
?r thu p?lpese nf'organ ilia g (bc Regimen it.?o
lounged Infantry Complies to repel any apr! ult
nvnsions. of thc enemy, was held it Richardsons,
n the 13th iu.L ...
1; wes motioned and carried ibat each Brat
lempauy m:et on next- r.!aturdu.y, the 20th, at.
heir respective parade grounds, organic* and'
old themselves ready for duty.
Moved, aaa carried that ail Tuesday after the
!ompa:des ure organized that they meet at Ricb
rdson's, and orgauizeiutou, Regimenter Battalion
iy clectiug Field 0.liters.
It is requested by this meeting that the pcop'o
ie prompt in this inniter.
A Ino, that the proceedings of this meeting be
lablished in the Edgcfield Adccrtiter.
JAMES C. SMYLY, Chair
I. C DOM LEY, Sec'ry.
For the Advertiser.
Without intonding any disparagement to the
irosent nominee, Col. THO9. G. BACOX, but, on the
:ontrary, entertaining the moat kindly feelings
owards bim, the friends of Gen. M. C. M. HAM
MOND nominate bim for thc vacancy in thc State
Senate occasioned by the death of the Hon. A.
Qon. H. has represented the people of Edgcfield
n the Legi luture, has some experiance of its
Julius, and is posted on military and political af
fairs. We think few will object to his promotion
io the post,'which, high and honorable, will offer
EL field for the exertion of all bis energies**and
abilities. His friends present bis name confident
ly to tho people of Edgcfield believing that with
his rare abilities, patriotism, and gentlemanly
bearing, he will well sustain the dignity and tal
ent wilh which old Edgcfield has been generally
represented in this*br.uich of our'Legislature.
Juno 16, te* " 24
For the Advertiser.
The Edgwfield Village Ladies' Aid Association
respectfully iieknowlodge tho roception of 3 pairn
of Socks from Mrs. JOH* lUi>sroi:ii,"uno $5,011
from Mrs. II. E. DKVOKB, living at Kirkseys X
Hoads, which, to use her language, is presented
" as a slight donation to our valiant soldiers io
MRS. ANN GRIFFIN, PnES.
Mns. Wu. Goony AN, Soc'ry A TreaB'r.
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From thc Southwest.
JACKSON, June ll.-The Bowman House
the only hotel left by the Yankees, was de
stroyed by fire this morning. Major Smilie
commandant of the post, escaped by jumping
from the third story window. He was caught
in a blanket. The loss is estimated at $250,
A private letter from Clinton, La., datec
June 8th, says : Fort Hudson has been expos
ed to a tremendous fire from the enemy's Heel
for the past ten days. The Essex and twt
other gunboats were so badly damaged thal
they were compelled to withdraw from tnt
Grierson, with a force of 2,O0O cavalry
attacked Col. Logan's command of 401) men
near Clinton on the 4th inst. The enemy
was handsomely repulsed and driven off, will
a^loss of 80, including 50 prisoners. Our los:
was three killed and 14 wounded.
A special to the Mississippian dated Panola
June 12, 8'ates that Marmaduke has captur
?.d one transport and sunk another near He
lena, o.i the 11th inst. Two regiments wer?
sent from Helena against iiim, which he rout
ed and drove hack to thc town.
Gen. Price is marching on Old Town Point
IS milc9 below Helena. Twenty-two com.
panie? from North Mississippi have report?e
for duty under the Governor's late call.
All eyes are now turned towards Kirby'Smith
in whose movements depends the fate of Por
Hudson and Vicksburg.
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Gen. Banks, the old Commissary in Vir
gilda of the lamented Stonewall Jackson, ap
pears to be doing good service in his depart
ment to Gen. Kirby Smith.
It appears that the advance of Banks' army
from Alexandria, met with no obstruction ii
getting across the country to the Mississipp
river, and were then crossed to Bayou San
on gunboats and transports. The remnant
consisting of a large Yankee force and 4,001
negroes, wero in the rear, with about fifty
wagons loaded with supplies. A soldier wbi
was in i,he neighborhood of Cheneyville, ii
the lower part of Rapides Parish, states tba
quito & skirmish occurred there last week wit!
this portion of Gen. Banks' force. He was i
witness to one portion of the fight. He say
General Morton, with 1,000 or 2,000 cavalry
made a spirited attack upon the forceaccom
panying the train, and after several charge;
routed tho Yankees, broke up their organiza
tion, took a large number of them prisoners
and captured the whole train of wagons
horses, mules, and provisions. Gen. Morton';
cavalry also secured the whole 4,000 negroes
that tho enemy had taken from the parishet
through which the army had passed. Wher
the soldier left tho vicinity bf Cheneyvilh
Gen. Morton's cavalry were hourly briuginj
in prisoners, who had been routed and, scat
tered by the fight. General Banks prove?
an excellent Commissary to the Confederate;
in the Shenandoah Valley, and be is now sus
taining bis good reputation in the' Gulf de
partirent. This is the second heavy trait
General Morton's cavalry has captured frou
Banks this spring.
A Northern View.
The New York World gives the following
opinion of matters at Vicksburg :
With the western bank in their possession
the Confederates would, if they gained theil
independence, bo a formidable rival and an
tagonist of the United States. By com
mauding one or two of the Best routes for tht
Pacific Railroad (the only ones, in fact, which
would not be subject to a snow bLoeLade ic
winter,) they would feed their hopes with th*
prospect of gaining the Pacific States. Tbeii
ability to close the Mississippi and derange
the business of the country at every outbreak
of war would be, in their hands, a powerful
instrument of hostilities. We are therefore
prepared to see them struggle for the Missis
sippi with the energy of desperation, actil
every point on that magnificent channel is
in possession of the Union forces. If the re
sult should be a general concentration ol
their Btrength in the vicinity of Vicksburg,
it opens a possibility for the conclusion of the
war by mi i summer. The Con ladera tes have
a contingent advantage in the season of the
year and the climate. If the fierce summer
heat should generate pestilence, the Northern
troops would be more fearfully decimated by
the ravages than the Southern. Much de
pends on generalship ; much also on the acci
dents that defy calculation.
The Confederates, aware that in this gime
the chances are against them, will probably
make powerful attempts to create a diversion
by alarming our military authorities for the
safety of Washington, or other points in the
North. If, by this means, they should cause
Mr. Lincoln to hold back reinforcements from
3rant, as he last year held back reinforce
ments from McClellan, June may prove as
lisastrous, a month in 1803 as it was in 1862;
ind the Union army looking into Vicksburg
nay, like the Union army looking into Rich
noud, be reduced to the hard necessity of
lignaltzing its valor by a masterly retreat, and
ose tho fruits of brilliant early victories
"hon almost within its grasp.
Vail rt tul i Kimm ^Nominated.. ,
RICHMOND, June 15,-Northern d?tes to-tlio Li th
have Lt on rcuoivcd.
? WbiUt the steamer Maple Leaf.waa conveviug
30u Coiitoilerate officers fr?>tn Fortress Monroe to
Fott Delaware, on Wednesday,"the prisoners tm r
powcrcd thc guard, capturer' ta: buat, and MU
httbiajiear the Virginia shore, vhen all bot "26
CHI':: pu J. . ,-, . V . - . .
Gen.Dix sent cavalry after the?arbut up to the
latest advices bad not ewptored them.
The Democratic S tate. Convention at Cohioibna,
Ohio, unanimously nominated Y?lhindighaui for
Governor- ?* "V . '
Ez-Senatnr Pugb was nominated * as the Demo
cratic candidate for Lieut. Governor of'Ohio, lie
made a fiery speech, spurning and defying Barn
Resolutions were passod denouncing trio arrest
and banishment of Mr. Vallandigham, and pro
viding for the appointment of a comuitteo to de
maud his restoration.
Terrible Slaughter of Yankees at Fort
JACKSON, June 12.-There was heavy firing all
night an Vicksburg, and it is still raging.
A Federal deserter from Port Hudson says
Bau ks was two days burying bis dead, tho shiugh.
ter was so great
A geutleman through from New Orleans says it
is currently suited that Gen. Magruaer had entire
control of the Opelousaa Railroad1, and was within
fifteen miles of the city. The Federals were much
Generals Pierce, Dow and Sherman are dead.
The troops aro on tho move, and all being sent
up to Port Hudson. Tho wounded are continual
ly arriving. .
Last Sunday Grierson barned tho Court House
at Clinton, La., and then left.
A courier from Vicksburg reports thc garrison
in good spirits and confident- Loss s'igbt.
Latest From Fort Hudson.
Sunni**, Jane 18.-A gentleman from Wood
ville report*! Banks fortifying on Thompson's
Creek, Northwest of Port Hudson. J'o is planting
heavy siege guns. .
Banks has mustered several regiments out of
service . ,
Sher nun's left arm bas been amputated.
The Altair at Ashland, La.
JACKSON, Juuo 12.-Tho Natches Courier says
that wu the. 11th instant Gens. Dick Taylor und
Walker attached the Federal camp, 2,000 strong,
at Camp Perkins, Ashland La., killing, wounding
and capturing the entire loree, save u lew who
escaped lo a gunboat.
This vas one of a.scries of similar camps,
extending froln Grund Gulf to Milliken's Beud,
and eneit cling Vicksburg on tho 'west aldo of the
Kirby Smith is threatening communication on
the Mississippi, above the mouth of the Yuaoo,
and Price is supposed to be threatening Helena
and Other points. His forco is estimated at Iroui
ten to twenty thousand, and it is thought thu re
sult ?lopends upon generalship.
SUELBYVILLIS, Juno 13.-Tbe enemy has evac
uated lu,uly ville and is concentrating troops in
front of Shelbyvillc. There was some slight firing
yesterday near Fosterville, 14 miles nortnof Shul
Col. O. L. Williams and Lieut. G. Peters were
caught inside of tho enemy's fortifications at
Franklin, disguised in Federal uniforms, und hung
Death of Sergeant Alfred Wardlaw.
It is painful to record the death of this
young soldi;r-Sergeant Alfred WardlaW, sou
of Dr. J. J. Wardlaw, at. his father's un las'
Saturday evening. He did not die wi'bont
discharging the duties of a heroic and brave
soldier. At the battle of Frederick-hun? he
received a painful wound and was furloughed
home. About two week?? previous to the bat
tle of Chancellorsville he joined his regiment,
before his wound had entirely healed, which
disabled him-foi an active campaig'n-not
withstanding, when his regiment was ordered
to the deadly conflict, young Sergeant Ward
law was not missing fruin his post in his
company. In the fiercest of the battle the
color bearer was shot down by the enemy,
when Sergeant Wardlaw rushed forward and
seized the staff and unfurled the colors and
cheered thc men onward, wheu he received
the fatal wound, through both temples. At
home he was aa exemplary'young mun and
highly esteemed by all who knew him ; his
noble characteristics and.undaunted! bravery
rendered him one of the most popular men of |
his company and regiment'. He leaves a large
circle of relations and friends and endeared
comrade? in arms to mourn his untimely
death. Rsv. Dr. Turner pertormed hi? funeral
services on last Sunday evening. * and his re
mains were deposited in the Long Cane
Church Yard, where other patriot mai tyrs lie
of his kiodrcd.-Abbeville Press, 13th inst.
ARMING IN MISSISSIPPI-We learn from the
Sou hern Moiice, that Choctaw county. Miss.v
has organized eight new companies, and sev
eral more are in progress. Hon. James Dranp,
the President (we believe) of the Senate, all
of whose :*ons ahd sons-in-law are in the army,
has organized a company of cavalry and con?!
with them to the scene of action. Choctaw
county, w.th a voting population of 2,100, had
already ssnt 'wenty companies to the field
WOM-EN SK"NT SOUTH.-We understand
that a co rrr-s pon dence has passed between
Mr. Ould and Miij'.r Ludlow, tho Yankee
commissioner of exchange*, in regard to the
character of some of the females banished
from the North by Mr. Lincoln, and sent to
au asylum South. Mr. Uuld, in the corres
pondence alluded to, takes the ground that
women have been sent here, whose moral
weight at. homo or abroad ls nothing, and
that their toleration, either in one place or
another, is by sufferance. ?
We are informed, from a source that may
bo considered official, that the indiscriminate
reception of parties from the North is at an
end. Henceforth an examination before a
military tribunal will determine whether the.
parties banished here ara best tit for the lib
erty of Main Sis, or the confines of Castle
Thunder.-Richmond Examiner, 10th.
A gentleman writing from Madison, Flo
rida, says : " If no disaster befalls the crop of
corn-cured hogs, I don't know but Florida itself
could feed ono half the Confederate troops fer
months. You would bo astonished to see the apt
ness exhibited by eur people for making cloth.
Tho sound of the spinning wheel may be heard
now almost everywhere Jeff Davis' speech at
Jackson, Mississippi, has had much to do in ex
citing the admiration of tko ladies for homespun
Gen. Albert G. Jenkins bas assumed com
mand of the Confederate forces now in the Valley
of Virginia. We need hardly say that Gon. Jen
kins bas already proved himself one of our best
and ablest Generals, and it ls quite likoly that ho
will soon be after Milroy with tho dash and ener
gy which hare over characterized his movement?.
Deuthvot ? Faithful Slave.
Tho AHarita ?qnf?i?vaiy njpti?jea thdtfeath
>f a faithful* rtlfl i'iegro?nW)iM?nrjQ ' lliudaH,
lielimging to T.?G*. Simln^^n^: That paper
says: ..." * .' . vg*
He was a most faithful, honest ne?rrn, held
tn the highest estimation of his master and
mistress", and hnd the respect of all who knew
him. Ile was generally employed a? his tnafr
ter's store-?-fr quently being left in charge of
it for dajs at. a tim*,* when his master was ab
sent-such wt* thu cottii lenee reposed in
him; and he never f?iled tq giyte a full and.
satisfactory account for every cent he had ta
ke? in and paid out..
.Randall had accumulated a considerable
amount of money in his t?mej and he bad no
wite or children to whom be could bequeath.,
it. Ho therefore gave it to his mistress, ex-"
pressmg the hope that with ?t-sbe would he
able to purchase another servant that would
prove to bc as faithful as'he had buen. He
said be did this because bia master and mis
tress had always been kind to him, and had
never mistreated him, while be had always,
tried to serve them honestly and faithfully.
His room was very well furnished with very
nice furniture and articles ef comfort. This
he gave to a fellow servant, who had kindly
waited on him in his last sickness. Of the
money be hud accumulated about $700 was
in gold s/d silver.
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THE WOMEN ANO THE COXSCUIPTIOX._The
Milwaukee corespondent of the Chicago
Tribune (Republican) says:
Another disgraceful scene occurred in our
city this afternoon, similar to that of a few
days since. An enrolling officer, while en
gaged in his duties ia one of the wards was
attacked by a lai^e number of women armed,
with clubs-, stones and other missiles who very
seriously injured him. Ile succeeded hi es
caping from the infuriated vixens by taking
refuge in a grocery near by, and the mob
dispersed without committing iurth.r out
CS"?"* Brigadic-General Evans, of Leesburg
fatnc, has reached Mississippi and taken command
of his brigade on tho enst. side nf Pearl river. Wa
learn by letter from Jackson that tho Forty-eighth
Georgia Kegiment will be included in bis brigade.
Departed this life on tho 8th inst., at bis resi
dence in this District, Cul. P. L. CALHOUN.
Ho contracted the disease of which be died
while in the Confederate army in Virginia, in
consequence if which he was compelled to resign
his Commission sud return hume. Por a time bis
friends fl it'ored tbenisolves that his he.ilth would
he re.-tured, hut these hopes were disappointed in
H violent attack which confined him to bed twen
ty-lour d.iy.-, ut times suffering much pain, winch
he boro with Christin fortitude, and breathed out
his lite sweetly in tho full assurance ot' Uio final
" restitution ut' ail tbiugs which God hath spoken
by the mooth of all his ho.y prophets since the
world began,"-leivitig a wife, nine children and
one grand child tu m urn their ir rep treble loss.
Ox the ll th Juno 186?, Mrs. ELIZA II ARRIS
died Ht the residence of ber hush iud. Sluso.V
li .utios, near Edgefield Village, ia* the 4stu year
For inarly months a sufferer from Consumption,
she contemplated ?iealh as near, and oaliuljr wait
ed tor her release from '. ibis scene of unwearied
p:liu." Lt Was sweet to her to anticipate the joys
ami rest o?' her " Heavenly home," where " pain
and sick ness ne'er shall euler." ?be died trusiiug
lu the virtues of industry, economy, meekness,
and pa'iuiiee, she bas left au example worthy the
imitation of her husband, children, and relaives
who mourn her loss. "Blessed ure the dead who
die iu tho Lord." ' L. K. li.
DICD, on ibo 1st March, 1361, of Typhoid Fe
ver, aller a painful illness of over two months'
duration, JOHN H., second son of Wv. J. and
SI SAN WALKKR, in the 18 th year of his age.
Whci: th*s ?th Regiment of Reserves were called
to defend lUe Coast hu look his father's pince, and
while tl ere he coutracted the fatal disease which
tomlin.ned his muriel career. Jie w..s au aflec
lioiiate ana dutiful ion, und bid fair f<v futuro
usefulness. Although he never made a profession
of Religion, yet bis friends have every reason to
feel, by bis walk and conversation, that be bud
received ? change of heart sumo eighteen oiontbs
before his deato. lie was a meuibwr of the Ssh
hain Senuol and bude Class at Mt. Lebanon
Church, for the past ?MO years. While in Camp
he Ui 'k great delight in reading bis bible, and
?lten spoke to out- of his inusMuates his desiro to
be at the Sabbath Seboul and ar. the Sanctuary.
His s Ticken parents, and remaining Brother
and Sister, hnve many friends to sympathise with
them iu their beri-avemeut, but we trust their loss
is bis eternal gain. J. S. M.
DIED, at Pebble Hill, in this District, on the 1st
inst., IRVIN TOWNS, infant son of W. G. and
and Mr;. G. A. HARRIS, aged witoin two days of
Tho curly death of this lovely little boy ha?
brought a pang to a Mother's heart such us nono
but a mother eau ever feel. Take cnini.it, thou
disconl.-tie mother, and thou dating father, from
the reflection (hat thy d irliug ba?e hast been ta
ken henee by Him who gaveth, and who doeth all
things well ; aod though be can never return to
you, you cnn ii o tn him. Then prepare to meet
thy loved, and lost one in Heaven.
DIED, in Edgefteld District; on the ?Sth Msy
last, Mrs. M'AKY PARKMAN, wife of CHARLBS
PAKKVA.S. in the 55(h year of her age.
She endured her affliction, though painful and
protracted, with patience and Christian fortitude,
manifesting a spirit of resignation to tho will of
Uoii, s.ijlug that Jesus was a prmi -us Savior un
to her, mid that He was so easy w.th her in her
affliction. Her greatest core seemed to be in be
halt of the spiritual welfare I-f her children, for
'whom she often prayed during ber illness. But a
short while before her departure, she called theta
and her husband to ber and gavo them words of
advice and encouragement, requesting them not
to giievc for her, hui to meet her in beaven.
che united with thu Baptist Church at Red Oak
Grove, ii: Uec. 1834, and subsequently joined the
Ked Hill Church by letter. She died as she had
lived for twenty-eight yea?, a Christian. Verily
there is a reward for the righteous.*
W. L. IL
We have been authorized by many friends
of Col. THOS. G. BACON, to nominate him a
Candidate for State Senator from Edgefield, to
fill the vaoancy therein existing in consequence
of the death of the Hon. A. Simms.
May 12, te 1?
IF* TUE CAP FITS YOU, WEAH IT.
Iwarn certain persons (who I .caught on my
premisos on Saturday last) against Healing
trait, braking down my trees and otherwise doing
nfy private property damage. If I catch thom
again in such lom, disgraceful conduct, I will en
force the law. H. A. GRAY.
June 17 lt% 24
Nails ! Nails !
CST received THREE KEGS NAILS-8, 10
?nd 12L For sale by. E. PENN, A gt.
June 17 tf " 24
FHOM the Snbscriber on the 14th inst, his
negro man DANIEL, aged 29 years, weighs
auout 175 pounds, and is near 5 feet 9 inches high.
I will p ty a liberal reward for his delivery te mo,
or d'or his safe lodgement in tho Jail of this Dis
trict. J. M. JONES.
Lott's P. 0., Jnno 17, 3t 24
Notice to Bridge Builders!
WILL be let to the lowest bidder on Tuesday,
the 11th July next, at the Bridge, tho
building of a Bridge across Stephens' Creek at
Harro-.'s old Mill. The Bridge is to be about 300
teet long. A good chance t J make money. For
particulars apply to
B. T. MIMS, Chair. Board.
Jane 17, 3t 24
ONE HUNDRED PAIR very superior WOOL
CARDS just received and f?r sal? by
Hamburg, S. C., Jane 8, nt 38