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iiiuiix-r of Huies to he inverted, viii bc pabl&hcd until
forbid, stud charged accordingly.
Ana Mincing Candida!-; f r any Onice nf honor or
pront, TWENTY DOLLARS, to he paid before tho a.n
noanci meat is publlahciC
Obituary notices, Trilmtr-s of Respect, or- any commu;
'jgioatiou personal In its nature, Till berated asadver
t!-?.-ai -ats ami charg?d ace ?rdingly.
From Johnston's Army.
[Special to Atlanta Register.]
DAI.TOK, Jan. 28.
Tho. enemy nr-r-t n fi ig o? truco yesterday
tionr lines; witbiu six ?nib.-s of Dalton; with
Dr. Brock: ?ridge, and two other surgeons
fro.? Chattanooga, and u party 6T ludi?S from
Too first- Tennessee regiment, Co!. Fit-Ids.
has enlisted for the war.
Tue officer*- of Staples1 brigade have pass
ed ri r?solution that, if not rc-iustated, ?icy
wiii'.-erve in tho ranks.
Tiie condition ol' the army is constantly
improving under Gen. Jubustou's personal
supervision. Thc highest spirit ot" content^
Tbc movement of Federal troops towards
Huntsville is supposed tu be with the itit?n
tio:i of a raid on Alabama^'
DAJ.TOX, Jan; 29.
Th? enemy yesterday ?ftefnoou advanced
with two brigades of cavalry and infantry.
a:id drove in our picket, pressing Kelly's bri
gado of*cavalry back tj within two ?od u half
?liles of Tunnel Hill'
'At night, tho enemy .".ere driven-back lo
Hinggold. Uar loss was two killed and four
vo indcd-the enemy's considerable.
The movement is supposed to have been
only*? recouuoisancfl in. toree.
Ail serene thi? morning.
I.ICUMO.VH, Jan. 30. .
The Hillie to-day j-a*sod n bill ihat the
act to put tin end to cuhuituuon'i shall us>t
apply to any fanner or planter, eng^g-al on
the ?th instanten the producion of. grain,
provisions, ur family sup'poe'B. Tho princi
pal ft^visi?rw cf tito i'iil have been horcL-tbre
reported. Parsed by-yeas -ll, mys 31.
Tho House also passed a bill that all olH
ccr3, soldiers and seamen, permanently dfo
' ablcd in the lina of duty, shall bp retired. but
. their ror.k..pay and eroolurnenis sbdl conda
tic until the ondof the war, or arion* " ihoy:
continue r?tired. Tho Secretary et War eiajr
as?gn them to such duty r.; they uiay b*
abb." to perform. AU vacancias caused by
retired officersuo ba lilied tho tame us in
ca?C3 of death "or resignation.
Th" Hon*? has been ia open session nil
d:i.v, from which it U supposed it has taken
action on thc importan: matters in secret
H the Senate a bill w.ts introduced to keep
in service all male free negroes from ls to
?O. a* laborers, teamsters, etc. Referred to
the- Military Com'miUec.
A memorial from Dr. Gi'-bcs, President
ofilia Press Association, in behalf of thopress
of thc Confederate States, praying Congress
to pass no act to curtail the efficiency of thc
press, w.i3 presented by the' President efl
tba Soneto, and referred io tho Military i
The Sei??.'-.? paswd a resolution of Ibanks
to the North Carolina soldiers who have re- '
enlisted for the war.
From East Tennessee!
Mear-u?TowN, Jan. 39.
Major Gen.-Buckner bas arrived here.
Gen. Longstreet!* headquarters have been
removed lo ibis place.
The enemy attacked Gun! Marlin with a
superior force beyond the Fte:.ch Broad on
Wednesday, and after a severe light compell
ed bim to rc-titc with a loss cf two pieces o?
artillery, and 2'.)Q men killed, wounded and
iioRiii??Owx, J.1D. 30.
(1> n. Marti;, attacked the enemy on the
Until and after a stubborn Hght drove birt
from the field, they retiring in the direction
Tue enemy's cavalry have undoubinlly
bren Mn rb reed.
Persons from Knoxville represent (ha small
pox raging there.
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CHARLESTON, Jan. 30.
Thc bombardment of Sum', er ceased at dark
One bundled and ?fty.-six ?bella in al! have
been thrown, of which 120 struck.
lt waa renewed thu morning with a thir- !
ty, a 100 and a 200-poander Parrott^twd *>
Th; liag staff was shot down yesterday,
but was replaced by thc garrison* nuder a
t-apid and accurate lire, the meu repeatedly
Waving Hie flag i:i the face of the enemy, and
waving their hats it) triumph, alter plantitig !
The bombardment bas conti nu e? e&adily '?
all day. The fire is mostly directed ou the
Thc- following are the only casualties since
lbs re-opening of tbs fire: Lieut, J. C- Logan,
Dead, .-iK'bt; private J. H. tl cliney, 23d Ga.,
back, si ?gb: : private Hansfjrd, of Ibo 6th
Qu., fractured leg, severe, ?gjp.
;JON. A. H. STEPHENS:-We are informed j
by a friend that Ibis distinguished gentleman !
is now al his residence in Crawfcrdville, and
has recovered from his late severe i lineas 50 1
much so. as to be able to walk about and re- i
sume, to ?onin extent, correspondence with !
Li: friends. Long may he live to give wise j
and patriotic counsel to h;* countrymen and
to ibo Govcrr-mfnt in which bc holds so ele
vated :?- position ! Neither the or.e nor other I
ot these, car, aitbrd to dispense with his val
uable serviert.;_Atlanta intelligencer.
Qt!KEN VlCTOKU GoDWCTIlF.R. FOR A ': CoL
ORED" BABY.-The Dublin Freeman of (he
20th ult., has the fellowing paragraph about
British royalty :
Our readtrs will probably remember thc
marriage at St. Joitn's Church, Chatham, a
short time since-, ol the young African Prin
cess, Miss Boneta Forbes, the prolege of (ho '
Queen, whu was.brought, to this country by !
Captain Forbes, in ber Mpjesty's ship Bonet- !
*a, from the coast as Africa, and educattd by ,'
^.bo Rey. J. Schon, chaplain of Melville il Ka
pital, Chatbatn, at the expense of her Mijos- I
Ly, who always took the most lively iuter-.-st
in her welfare, and oeeasjon&lly bad her at '
?Tourt. On the occasion of the mnrrisge of ! i
the-voungPi iocf.ss to J. Davis. a cuIor. j
ed West Inaia merchant, who bas since sot- ' j
lied on the Gold Coast, the Quern fiiok Ihe ' 1
:nost lively interest in the cvpnf, nr.d made .
Mips fF<-rbc-a several handsome wcibliii" pre- '
senti*, all of wqkJt were fuJiy described at tb? "
time Intelligence has bow been received nf t
:t fiirtbor "'at ic ot favor c infarecd un Mrs l
Davis, who has just given birth io a duKghler' I
to ttborn ber Majesty stood godmother by .
>roxy. -At the same time tie. Queen has
presented to brr godchild *a beautiful gold
;up, with a silver, knife, fork and spoon, of
h'.* sal:;.* metal, as a bapli?:nftl pres.cn!. The
mp anti Reiver bear the following inscription;
*-'* i'u Victoria Davis f.o?i ber godmother,
Victoria; Q-ieen of Great Britain anil Ire
TH E ADVERTIS EJb
JAMES ff. BACON, E|lT0E.
W BD N ESQ A V -^fcXK-jA 18 ti 1.
* ..?.*' Sc? thc call of Capt. STU?BT JI?IIKISOX.
lio io a veteran ?.!- lonny bloody battle.--, and' we
Uno? bim td bc unsurpassed as a driii officer. lu
Tact, take bim a* you will, he is "all right on thc
'?Ve publish iu -.bis issue thc Governor's Procla
mation calling out for Slate service, nil males be
tween Sixteen and Six ty'.
A ejeno wi ed genie n t.
Hon. THOS. G. BACON requests us to acknowl
edge for liim tiic receipt of Ono Thousand Dol
for tho reorganization of UoncAx's cijui
matid, from WILLIAM Gin: OG, Esq., Son. This is
pr\?.ipt, patriotic, and ' ihould, be a'pattern io
l?ljcrnl CuHtributions. ??**?.
Mr. AV. F. DuRttOK be.-;s we will mention the
fact that he has received from li. S. I) is?AU Esq;
of Hamburg, Five Hundred Dellars : and from
JOHN L. NICHOLSON- Esq., (fur the fourth time)
fifty, Dollars for thc use and behoof of Soldiers'
--_ ? '? .?
Xc^c; tho. advertisement coi.eeruing this thor
ugh bred S ?ailinn. ?.
Boxes for thc l?th Kcf?'t.
Capt. 1 ion NI:, of tho abi e: regiment, desires us
to announce te tilo public that he will receive
boxes and baggage for thc soldiers of said regi
ment i?t thc following times and place?. Augusta
un Monday the 8th lust., until 12 Td.-and at Ai
ken, in IhcTFfleinoon cf the saine day. Make no
box larger than fourteen mches wide andiour feet
lung. Fut strong loop; lu tho ends of thc boxes.
Wc announce wbh much pleasure that Mr.
St;.v7;:it D.' SPAX.V, a young gentleman of much
cultivation mid intellectual taste, son of thc late
gifted IPENRV R. SJMX.V, ?ill open a school for
buys at this -pluce on i.ionday thc Sth inst. This
young gentleman deserves, tho warmest encour
agement of our community.
Thc Concert and Faarce.
Tho receipts at tho door on Monday night Wcro
Vive Hundred and Fifty-ii vc Dollars, ?The Ladies
acknowledge their thinks ?o Mrs. JA>?:K.LII'.<.COUB
for $-U towards lighting tho boase ; and io Messrs.
Denises and McCuLLOVtifl for their liberality
and kindness in furuishin^ free of cost, thc pro
grammes. After dcJuctiug thc cost of thc vile
tallow candles-?md a donation to the aged and
very obliging doorkeeper, there will remain some
$515 or $j2d to be presented to the patriotic and
never-flagging Ladies of the Edgefield Villrfgu
-? ~t>- ?
The Report of tho Military Committee.
Very vehement objecti .ns arc being made both
in and out of Congress to tho Dill reported by
tbs military Coxnill.'oe, because it proposes to
place in tim liandtj of iho President the power of
making exemptions from the Army. Our opinion
is tlr.it tho President is the proper person to ex.
eiei.o this power. We believe that President
DATIS is an honest mun uud a pu-o patriot, and
wIH never abuse the ppwcj placid iu his hands,
[f there bo any mun in thc Confederacy who has
?doked everything upon thu issue cf this.wa* it is
President DAVIS ; when therefore he betrays the
iateroi of the country be betrays his cr.-n in'ereft,
for he is lighting this v.ar ivit'u a rope round his
In thc next place wo think that the President
aud Sscretary <~t War ure quito as competent to
judge of thc persans who should be exempt ap
Congress. In times of great peril it was the eui'
tom among thc Remans to appoint a Dictator,
und' it is nn acknowledged principle that the
strongest Government it that which concentrates
all its power in a single hand. Wo aronui afraid to
tj trust power in thc jinnda of President DAVIS,
if thc pori! of the. country required it, wc should
Bot be at all afraid to muko him Dictator.
Rut our chief reason for wishing this paver
placed in thc hau ls of the President, is this; il
! v-jli pb 'e all tho mechanical labor at the disposal
of ^love?nMre!;t( nj;J tho importance of this mat
ter cannot ho well 'exaggerated, If all the Tail
ors, Shoemakers, Blacksmiths, Gunsmith?, Hatters,
Wagon-mnker?, Ac, <re.,. ?ic mustered into ser
vice, thc Government h?.y only to detail so many
as arc necessary*for thc wants of thc service, and .
it hus tho Govcrnnn-nt work done afn reasonable
price. And tbu? one great arm of extortion would
bo-amputated. An j ri* tance thaddus come under
our n'-tico will Illustrate ?'ur roeaiuing. A Rcgi.
inent of our acquaintance l as iva Tailors detailed
to work at their trade, their prices being und. r
the control of their Colonel. A soldier in this
Regiment pays $2? for the making of a full suit j
of clothes, while Tailers out of tho sorvico arc
?barging, we are told, ylifl for the same work, j
This working "vf tbioj-?, when applied lo nil tfc?
mechanical trade.', will be a raving of; ma ny mil
liuiiF to thc Government. A man of any rcilec
th.-t! must see in fen iu:>tu.ht timi placing the tntlre
mechanical labor of the country iu thc ham's of
lue government, lo be p.-.id for 1.1 a reasonable and
jun prion, is a mutter of ibu first i.?..uin?t, This
consideration alo-c should decide us in favor of
Genpri}! I.rc on thc vt'ur.
A gentleman who has just arrived in Columbia
(says thc Suuih CmoHuuin,) from Richmond,
brings thc cheering intelligence tba: General Lee,
in conversation with a bevy of friends, recently/
made liio remark that, with 20,000 additional men
in his army, and 10,000 addiliooal troop? in the
army of General Johnston, we c.-.uld whip all thc
Yankee tribes that may be brought against us.
Ho further observed, that if the contest waa pro
longed until September next, and we should meet
with tin gravo disasters, ^vhich tioncral Lee did
not anticipate,) tho greatest crisis of the war would
be suuoosafully passed.
If these opinions of the great captain of the ag?
bc faithfully reported, they ure worthy to be writ
ten in gold. Wc rrould hold them up before thc
eyes of every man, woniun and child in thc Con
federacy, a nd point to them as to a day-star. 00,000
men more,- uni our struggle over I Thc very
thought makes the heart leap for joy. And now,
men, to tho work of strengthening the arm j-. Gath
er ug thc absentee.', o Sects as well as privates;
cult?vale your fields and prepare for heavy crops ; j
iring down the prices of the extortioner ; cease j
ror the nonce tuc giddy race for wcilth ; sUud j
.v the Government in its effort to reduce t,he
[urrency ; let us onco more have sponUnlcty of
ictinn-strong, determined, ferventecti?n-and,
ho nt-.vt ^priiii will, in -all probability, sro th? j
ip-innlDK of oar glorious end.
Already tho busy note of pr?paration ii sound
ng. King >t serosa thc land. Rally in heart
ind rally in person. Oar armies, though now
imall, aro in splendid health and spirits-foll of
ifs and hope. Tho enemy arc massing all their
rignntic powys for ii final- throw of the dice, j
UUIiuus uro pouring out in bountioi?, and hirelings, :
nch as they ait, will confront with their superior .
mathers our bravo boys on tho field. Rut Provi- j
lenco has boen with us in thc past, and Heaven |
ivill not de crt our cause if wo but Ueserve its j
tdes.dngs, while wc struggle for tho right. The f
North chufss under its already immense burden ; i
thc approaching national clccliou thoro is destin- j
cd both to weaken und revolutionize, and chaos
pr ?mises to cunio iiga.n. Le^iis-hopc, then, for-'
success. United weean never bc .ovorirho'.mcd.
Our strength is unabated, our resources undimin
ished, our all involved in'the contest. Let, ?ur
people prove true to themselves and their past,
mun the ramparts for a finai struggle, and wo shall
make good the prediction of Gen. Xce-that bo
fora thc dawn of another year the Hag of vic
tory will wave over a freo and independent Con
For tho Advertiser!
From Johnston's Army.
WAUCUU'S DIVISION, NEAR DA?.TON,-GA.
Entertaining a hope that you might endeavor
to reined? an evil which I, in common wi;h mauy
of my Comrades in arms from all parts of our
Confederacy, think exists, and is daily increasing,
I huve thought it not a niifs to* call your attention
to whet my observations, as well as my own per
sonal feelings and connections, axe upon our con
ditions hera in this army.
In the commencement of oar; difficulties our
pooplo nt home were outhujiasti|o, energetic and
patriotic,' which was commendable in a people
contending for Tjtbci?y. Our soldiers felt that
wldUfs were honored and respected, and conse
quently were stimulated to the faithful discharge
of their every duly. Tho Ladles greeted their
every slop to and from Om Army;'; ample arrange
ments were made for thc support of all saldier?"
families almost to an extent beyond contingencies.
Tho picture I would gludly'uelinoate much fur
ther, but the reverse is what now concern? mc and
my comrades! IVs nro'in constant receipt of let
ters frcm our fuaiilio3 quoting thc exhorhitant
aye. cxtnrr?tbr.atc prices that they'have boori nnd
ure puyiug, u'nd what thoy expect to pay, for tho
nv-ess..rios to sustain life, to say nothing of com
fort pr luxuries. What are we hero for? Why
have we sacrificed tho comforts of home, family,
'.' and thc pursuits of happiness"'? We felt lt to
be our duty to do so, and wo Still think it a duty,
and iu the discbarge of our duty herc we have a
right to expect thc people arthoma to discharge
thut duty whiclF'O.ristianity and their Country
requires of them.
Let us seo if they do. Some of us live ia Town,
City, Village and Country. J well recollect when
you wealthy planters, wood haulers, cora produ
cer:", Ac, wero glad io get $1 per load for wood,
75 els. for com, 12J c!s. for bacon, 15 eta. for lard,
$o per bb!, for flour, $1 per bushel for potatoes, 121
cts. per pound .for butter, eggs 121 cts. per dozen,
Ac, Ac. Our wives write us those same patriotic
people, our m-ighbors, whoa they will part mik
their tHppJtxcM, <jcncrounly accept thc prices of $f>0
for wood, $100 per barrel for flour, ?3 for corn and
mea', $10 for .potatoes, $1.50 for butter, $.'1.50 for
bacon and lard, nnd other articles in proportion,
with an almost daily advance. .Well, whore arc
we to get thc money from to pay for tbe/e- articles ?
A large portiou of tho army have been in service
a long (dine, and many hare mado nothing but the
wages nf a soldier," which will not pay one-third
of any of our unavoidable expenses, much less
scuding any part thereof to our families. Thc
inevitable oonseuuence is, that our wives and
<.' .?dren arc suffering, and aie dooaied U; suffer
Picture to yourstlf, sir, thc poor soldier, when
he re?oives these unwelcome tiding? in a letter
fr.'tu his dear wife aud children. As he peruses
his letter, bc ?igh?, drops his head, and takes a
lo-?g and an almost unconscious walk. And a?k
yourself whether that mun is calculated to dis
charge his duty. Poor men arc as susceptible, and
Af often possets thexu finer insticcts of character
which adorn our nature, as those who arc more
eultivaied end possessed of moro of this world's
pelf. What aro thc natural conclusions forced
u-.oti us? That wc havo euemies at home thal
arc far-far-woree than tho Yankees. If they arc
not, "God deliver mc from my friends."
We believe that a large, large majority of our
pnopio at home, outside of our pcssonal friends
and family relation?, hoing confined respectively
to their difjeroul limita, iiuvo po inUrest in oar
welfare, only in sofar that wo may bo able to keep
the enemy frjim overrunning them and destroying
their properly and otherwise inconveniencing
thom. Not that they aro particularly anxious
that Kr may soon conquer a peace, for they aro
dojng well enough-and aro therefore willing to
"let well cuo'ugli'iitouo,*' .
Our people have dogenerated, and nave lost
sight of tho object that stimulated our rulers to
throw off the accursed yoko that Yankee rulo
would fasten upon us. Their wholo thought and
solo desire is to make money out of whomsoever
thoy can. May God help us. But we cannot look for
help frou: IJim, when he casts afilictions aud chas
lucuico' upon us, and we ibu? vouscn their,. The
consequences aro fearfully lamentable. Many of
our young mon have their servants with theta,
and bc it said to tho shume of their parents ?iud
guardians, that they .?-cum to importune those sons
about tho special eire of thc servants, and to mani-'
fest moro coaocrn for th out, than iur thiiir sous-:
anil candidly believe lb al if the secret depths
of their hc-rls could bc fathomed, that thc death
of thc negro would 'OB m ire melancholy than thu!
You may not agree with mo, but these aro ray
hor.GSt and candid convictions-always adding
tho rule of exceptions. The soldier, In a word,
is discouraged and disheartened. He has to fuc-s
enemies on every baud. Heiicc^ the full-brick,
straggling, dosorting, and .-ll those kindred evils.
There is a fearful day ahead, of aceouantability ;
tbt-se ill-gotten fortunes may huve to bo squan
dered' retribution may overtake some of the
people who arc enriching themselves through thc
distress of thc poor of our country, who have
sacrificed their all in thc cause wo aro engaged in.
Wo once thought to bc a soldier wus to be honored
but now wo feel degraded, because of the treat
miint of the people at home, who should bc our
friends. R.. J. ULLVU.
For tho Advertiser.
Tribute ol' Respect.
At a Regular Communication of Friend-Hip
Lodgu No. 25, hold Jan. 2'.h\, A. L. 58M, .. Com
mittee consisting of Brothers G. M. OCZTS, T N.
Dcr.ST and J. II. Bc RX Err were appointed to draft
a suitable Preamble und Resolutions. The?follow
Ing were adopted. Therefore, to perpetuate hi?
memory, be it unanimously
Jirtolcrd, That in tho death of Brother W. F.
MAY this Lodge has lost a worthy member, and :
thc Confederacy a gnllnnt and noble bun.
lierojued, Thit our most heartfelt sympathies I
bc tendered to tho bereaved family of tho dee'd. i
Rewind, That a blank page in our Minute I
Doak be ilcdiontol to his memory, and that theso
proceedings t? inscribed thereon, and the Lud -o
ivear thc usual badge ?f mourning for 80 days.
Remited, Th\f a copy of these Resolutions bo
=cr.t to t!n- family of thc deceased and that tbov
je published i;. lite KJgcfiuid Adr.erti*cr.
KORT. QUAREES, W. M. /%/??,.
G. M. OUSTS, Bce'ry.
Thc Southern Field and Fireside.
Wc copy Inc following opinions of tho pro?s to
show in what light that excellent litorary weekly.
Thc Sondern Field a?d Fireside, is esteemed by
Our cotomporarics. Let all who have uot yet
subscribed, at once do so. Tho Charleston Courier,
noticing this excellent journal, say* :
" We commend to ail farmer* and planters a
report or essay on hog rearing mid bacoii making,
contributed' to tho Field and Firctide, by C. V.
Felder, a pra';ti-?al overseer of Fairfield District;
South Carolina, to be followed, wc aro told, by
other practical reports on farm coouotay and
Tho agricultural depart mont alone of tuc F mid
and Fireiidc will moro tuan repay to any intelli
gent funner or planter who desires to improve, ?
and not to ni.-'o cotton, corn, Ac., precisely as his
grandfather did, the cost cf subscription.
If the farmer bal a good wife-and all good
farmers should haye-and a daughter, tho house
hold department will bo equally acceptable and
useful indoors, and ?if the kitchen ?md pantry.
Then thu long winter evenings, or on wet days,
or at tho other intervals of leisure for tuc maeter
of the house, any gooit^adcr in lite family can
read "? Gcr?t?l Gray's Wife," und other portions
of thc liurnry department, serial, or occasional,
miscellaneous. It is, and should bc, considered a
duty lo ?u^nurt this household organ of the South,
whtch hus xlone so well under great discourage
Any intelligent readers who become subscribers
will M'on fiad tho duty ple:.santly*S?er^cd iu the
privilege which they will appreciate, thc moro as
they Uso it. -
And tho Souther), lieuordcr (good auth-rity)
speaks itt thc following, complimentary language;
."This excellent weekly has been revived, after
a suspension of two rjonth3. Messrs. Stockton it
Co., tho successors of Mr. Gardner in thc publica
tion, have issued th? first number, Vol. Ii, of tho
New Series; dated 2d iust., which opon* with the
novelette, " Gerald Gray's Wife," by tho author
of "Uuty Moments of un Idle Woin*u/ "Lily,"
" Sylvia's World," ?c., who is understood tobe
Mrs. King, uf Charleston, thc accomplished daugh
ter of tho late Jas.. L. Pcijgru.'
From its commencement in May, 1S59, to the
present time tho " Field aud Firtiidc" has main
tained a'hlga rank in literary circle;;, and bao
been n popular favorite in the South. Vt o. havo
repton to believe that iu tho new hands now con
trolling it, tho paper wilt continuo to deserve pat
ronage. Tho price of subscription is $8 for six
For tho Advertisor.
Tho Edgeijeld Village Aid Association has a
box in readlauss to sond to LOHGSTKKETS Corp*,
containing niuo bcd comforts, twenty pairs of
drawers, twenty shirts and eleven paira of shoes.'
The amount paid for tho shoes i'41t).
We also acknowledge $10 from Mrs. JAMES
UEA*, and 2 pairs of socks -from Miss MISSIE
Mas. ANN GRIFFIN, PRES.
Mus. WM. GOODMAN, Sce'ry & Treas'r.
??f A- ingenious Frenchman has diicoverod
a most economical way of lighting cities, and pro
poses to apply it to Paris. Balloons, from the
carE of which are to emanate an electric light, are
to be fixed at certain stations, and hover over the
eily, at the proportion of ono bulloon to 80,000
Tho Army of Tenuoeseo is ro-onlisting for
tho wa?with a. rush. Sthr?l's biigade has just
gono in, making tho fourth Tennessee brigade that
has re-onlistid in a body.
J3f Tho 'argest locomotive iu thc United
States, if not in,the world, has just boon built for
tho Philadelphia and Reading Railroad company.
It hus twelve driving wheols and weighs more
than 100.0U0 pounds.
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Awful Disaster in Chili--Two Thous
and Women Burned to Death.
An awful disaster occurred in Santiago,
the capital of Chili, on the 8th of December.
Too Immaculata Conoaptiqa yas lftin? cele
brated ii? ibe Ohtivcb of Ute Jesuits. ' It*was
about 7 o'clock iu thc evening and the cres
cent of light (gas) that, formed the pedestal
for the Virgin Mary bred the wood upon
which it rested, and the Hames sprung wildly
uver thu building. There wero ten thousand
persons in the Church. The suddtuuess of
ihi: fire was awful! The dense mass ol' wo
men, frightened oui of their senses, numbers
fainting, and ail entangled by their long swell
ing dresses, rushed as those who knew that
death was at their heels, to the one door,
which soon became ehoked 'np. Fire was
everywhere. Streaming alcng tho woodon
ceiling it. ?lung the uimphene lamps hung in
rows there, among the smuggling women.
In a moment thc gorgeous church waa a
sea of (kmc. Michael Angelo's fearful pic
ture of hell was thero, but exceeded. Help
was all but impossible. A Hercules might
have strained Ins strsngth in Yuin to pull one
fron? the serried rnass bf frenzied wretohes
who piled one above unother as they climbed
over to reach the air, wildly fastening the grip
of death upon any one escaping, in order that
they might be dragged out with them. Wo
men seized iu the embrace of the flame?
wore seen to undergo a transformation as
though by an optical delusion-first dazzling
bright then horribly lean and shrunk up, then
black statues rigidly fixed in a Writhing at
titude. The llroj, imprisoned by the im
mense thickness of the wallst, had devoured
everything combustible by 10 o'clock, and
then, defying tito sickening stench, people,
came, to look for their lost ones. The ?ilimci;,
after the piercing screams of thc buming
were ??u-shc.d ip death, was horrible. It ?AUS
thc silence |f the grave/unbroken but by the
bitter wail or fainting cry. Occr two thous
and souls had leaped through that ordeal of
fire to the judgment scat of God.
More than 500 persons of the highest caste
peri.shi.-il. t|;o greater. n?rt young gi?s1 botweon
llt'toen and twenty years ot ago. ?ne mother
perished with her (ive daughters. Two thirds
of the victims wero servnnts. Several houses
h?.ve been noticed by the police as empty, bs
cause all their inmai.es have perished.
The-latest information is that 1700 bodies
have boco recognized, Three thousand at
loa-;t were itt-ihe bqliding, and it is not yet
known how matty have escaped.
WHEELKU'S CAVALRY.-A correspondent
i of thc Cincinnati Cofpmapoi&l, yjtiug nota,
j ?hattanooga, 'hus alludes to Gen. "Wheeler's
Tho during dash of Wheeler's cavalry to
within three miles of town, on Monday night,
and the capture of three pickets aud eight
stragglers, ha? agitated our military leaders,
and still greater precautions have boen taken
to prevent a repetition of these raids. A
strong iufantry picket guards all the ap
proaches to the south-side of the river, at a
distance of about a mile from, the town, or at
the base of Mission Ridge, while a cavalry
picket is on tho outer posts, and will attend
lo Mr. Wheeler should he again approach so
near our headquarters. Wilder's cavalry aro
upon the alert, and should they como upou
Wheeler's mon you may expect to hear a good
account of them.
GATH Kit iso THEM IX-Within two weeks
past ti large number of fleeing Israelites, ab
sconding conscripts, and runaway principals
of cuhstitute men, have been overhauled be
low Richmond, and" on the Blackwater, in
the act of exercising their locomotion in thc
direction of the Yankee lino-. Their mmes,
if revealed, would be recognized as tho for
mer proprietors of uumcroua grogijerici, jnnk
atul second-hand furniture shops "now closed
or conducted by other firms, ?n Main, Broad
timi olh.-r popular thoroughfares. The par
ties thus detained are registered at Castle
REMARKABLE PHENOMENA.-The Richmond
Examiner says that the shock of the big gun
fired ni Congress the other (hy, enrolling thc
principals of substitutes, han had a most
wonderful effect upon some people. Th?,
concussion was so great as to snap in some
instances Lite optical nerve and burst the
druin of the ear. A gentleman whose strength
of optics was before e'pual to that of an ea
gle, now sports green spectacles, and cannot,
for the iifcof him. recognize a neighbor across
thc street. Another has lost, almost entire
ly, his sjiise of hearing, and cannot be made
to comprehend the commonest interrogatory.
The examining board arc at a lo33 to account
for this extraordinary phenomenon, but at
tribute it to an indisposition to enroll and re
spond tu thc command to " fall in."
Tut: CUKKEXCY vs 1"78 AND 1864.-In the
third year of the Revolutionary "War, 1778,
General Washington, writing about the cur
rency, said :
A rat in. the shape of a horse is not to be
bought at the time for less than .?200, nor a
saddle tinder 30 or 40; boots, 20;. and -hoes
and ( titer articles in like proportion. How
is it. possible, therefore, for officers to stand
this without on increase of'pay ? And how
is it 'possible to advance their pay, when flour
is belling at different places, from five to fif
teen pounds per hundred^ hay from 10 to 30
pounds per ton, and beef and other essentials
in its proportion V ..
Counting a pound at ??3.3, wc must perceive
how nearly prices then correspond with those
> COLUMBIA, S. C., January 14, 18C4.
General Morgan :
Sm: I present you, on behalf of the young
ladies ol the Columba Female College, the
enclosed check for four hundred and fifty-four
dollars.($454), to be expended, as you deem'
best, among tho brave men composing your
command. It is a simple offering, but it tes
tifies thc universal admiration and esteom
due to such men ; and allow me", sir, in tho
name of all Southern women, to express to
you, in these words, the undying love and
pride wb,ch each one of us bears, in her in
most heartr for tho name of" Morgan."
I am, Geuoral, with the highest sentiments
of gratitude and honor, CLARA V. DAR
To General Jogx H. MORGAN, Richmond, Va.
RICHMOND, VA. January 17,1864*
Miss Clara V. Dargan, S. C: t
RESPECTED MISS : Your very kind commu
nication, enclosing a check for ($454) four
hundred and fifty-four dollars, contributed by
the young ladies of the " Columbia Female
Institute'' as a donation to my command, is
just received. Permit me to thank you and
thc young ladies you represent, for your kind
intention, but I must respectfully decline to
take advantage of it, as the Departments
have rendered any further private contribu
tions unnecessary by a cheerful willingness to
do all things possible to placo my command,
at once, in the field.
I again thank you for this evidence of your
interest in the holy cause in which weare en
gaged, and I desire to express to you, per
sonally, my grateful appreciation of the vory
kind and flattering terms in which your wishes
I remain, with great respect,
Your obedient servant,
JOHN H. MORGAN,
Brigadier General C. S. A.
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li cit ii of Vardry McBcc, ESQ.
This venerabfe and well known citizen of
Greenville, aud the oldest inhabitant of the
place, expired on Saturday morning last at
bis residence in this town. By a life of tem
perance, and carefulness, he bad prolonged
Iiis years until he had attained his ?9th year.
By habits of industry and economy ho had
amassed a large property, which ho used much
to the advantage of the community by^ghich
he was ssrrounded. lie was a liberal man
not by indifferently scattering his charities
on any cause that appealed to his benevolence,
but by a prudent aud just discrimination,
contributing liberally of Iiis means lo those
public objecta he deemed important and .btu
eliciul to the country, and giving to private
purposes in those cassa only' where he had
roacon for belleviug bis charities would not
be squandered. Being the possessor, through
bis owu energy and busiuess acumen, of a
large landed estate, he vam thus enabled tc>
make valuable donations of sites for various
public purpose*; and they now stand as mon
umcnts to the memory of a public ?uirited
Yesterday laornthg his remains were inter
red in the Episcopal church-yard. They were
followed to tho grave by a respectable con
course of citizens, who thus united in paying
their last, sad tribute of respect to his niein
nry.-Patriol & Mountaineer. '
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Tho latest authentic information from
Texas pince* the Federals, 20,00U stroug, withiu
ll fly milos of Houston. This column is confront
ed by Magruder with aa equal if not a larger
force. It is thought that Banks will not risk a
battle with equal forces, especially as a gool por
tion of his troops are negroes.
EST Qp. Vocey \a to he ceeaicd Duo do Puebla,
and hayo an annual stipend of 50,000 francs.
DE TAUTED thia life, at thc rosidcuoo of his
friend, Dr. A. ?. TEAGUE, at this niece, 0a the
28th inst., the Roy. AISLEN i'ULLER, in tho
?5Gth yea* ol his ago, after being confinod to hi?
bod for 8 days.
It is due to modest unassuming worth, for com
mendation and example, briefly to remark, that bo
made tho Bible tho man of his counsel, and his
chief study, for a period of over half a century,
exhibiting in his lifo to all observofa tba? lt was
the very spirit ?f ohr??f?anUy which wrought in
hi? bosom, and regulated all hie avlona and which
w.-\s his abiding iiourcc of faith anil hope to its
clo:!--ho was a model of modesty, charity and
humility ; it may bo said of him bc was clothed
with humility os with a gurmout. As a Preacher
of tho gospel be exhibited and commtnded ta the
acceptance of bia hearers fur P. period, o? over -IO
yean as tho p?uoln?i,l point of it?'teaohing, that
Im ip or tul "lifo' is tho Inheritance of the human
raco ns God's greatest gift to man-that God is
tho saviour of all mea specially of those who be
lieved, lit Tim. 4c lOv, that th? future spiritual
condition of all men will be, in contrast not in
aualogy of the present physical condition, as far
moro ennobling aud exulted than any w-ard.s of
contrast can present it, COJV?SO 4j| lo ?iv; Rom.
8c 20 and 21v.. Tho lahd of doath annuls itiolf
Death springs to life uria"turns the spirit free.
The deceased had been in feeble hoalth for two
or thrco years, but suddenly his enfeebled condi
tion gave way "to groat ' languor and prostrntion,
'till ha was releasod by doath-he bore up under
it with manly courage, christian fortitudo and
calm resignation-h? mind stayed on God ia per
fect poaee in tho exorcise of that hope whiuh is
as an anchor of tho soul both suro and steadfast
entering into that within tho voil, Heb. Gc 19 and
Wv, How full of consolation tba hope of the
christian which tho gospol inspires-that to die
is gaiu Peter, Ic 3 and 4v ; that his removal boneo,
is un Infinite gain to him who has loftus - re
moved heneo from earth to Hoavcn, from grow
ing infirmity to eternal youth and vigour j from
Ibo clouds and darkness uf mortality, to everlast
ing suushine, light and joy j from the uncertainty
of temporal things to the fixed stability of perma
nent happiness ; from glowing hopo at best, to
assured anti cuuipieto fruition ; from the soil and
stains of this material fleshy clod, to tho purity of
Our deceased friend continued to preach occa
sionally when called upan up to very near thc
close of his lifo. Tho last public sermon he de
livered, uhout throe months a^n, ou Immortal
]?fu, was tho reriilt of maturo reflection and inves
tigation and was delivered as a funeral discourse
ou tho death of Col. P. L. Calhoun, and which ho
waa roquestod to publish by those who heard it,
k ATresffcf a Telegi?ph Wire Cutter.
On Thursday night last, information lisping
been conveyed to His Honor the Mayor, that
the telegraph wires leadingintothis city were
again cut, Lieui. H. h\ Johnson, of the City
Police, and others, with Mr. Butler's negro
dogs, started in pursuit of the scoundrels who
were engaged in thc nefarious work, and, after
a diligent search, found one of the porty, a
mau named Calvin Lewis, in Bean Creek .
swamp, captured bim, and brought him? fr?
Augusta, where ho was lodged, in jail, io
await an investigation of his case. We un
derstand that he pretends to be insane ; but
that plea will be thoroughly investigated, and
thc suspected party get the full benefit ot that
ot his treason. a^"M.
Lev,-? is thc same rWRrbo, it will be re- ^
membered, entered thc Georgia Railroad Depot
some years ago, concealed in a box, and blew np
the money safe ih the depot. Ile also attempt- ?
ed to shoot Capt. King, of" thc City Police.
He was sent to the Penitentiary, at Milledge
ville, for some years, and'but recently came
out of that institution, from which, we believe,
ho went into the army for a short time.-Au
A Call for Volunteers.
HAVING recoiyod authority from Major Alic?
J. Green, of Columbia, S. C, whoso Card
will app jar iu tho Adveriiier for somo weeks to
como, 1 propose to raise A Company for hid Bat*
talion. Herc is a chanco for Exempts and Non
Conscripts, though they be at home, to mako
thcuieelves useful to the country and instrumental *
?a gaining our ultimate independence. I shall
return fro QI Tennessee in about thirty day!. In
tho incaiidnio all persons wishing to join such a
Company-as I shall strive to raise, will find a list*
to which they may append their namos, at the
Omeo of the Clerk of the Court.
Por all particulars see the publication of Major
Green. STUART HARRISON.
Feb. 3 . tf * . 0
IHAVE 'oft tn tho Clerks office at Edgotlold a
Power uf Attorney for all those poraons that
sent Negroes to.tho coast ander my charge to
sign'so that I can get their money, thc first one I
had was rejected in ?onsequenco of there hoing
but ono Witness to it; ihey requiring tart .Wit
nesses. Pleas? atiene* to it immediately.
February 3 - lt* 6
PROM tho Subscriber whilst he was moving
to Augusta, Ga., lust Fall, THREE HEAD
OF CATTLE; one RED no horn COW, marka not
recollected, ono BLACK COW a!*o without horns,
marked with crop and underbit in each ?ar, and
a YEARLING marked like the black Cow, the
Yearling has white and black spots. When last
heard from they were in the neighborhood of
tapirs. Thos. Mathis and James Hammond on
Horns Creek. .
Any information respecting said Cattle will be
thankfully received. Any one finding the above'
Cattlo will please inform Mr. W. C. Hall, at
EdseGeld, C. H. JOHN E. MARTIN.
Fobaagjy 3 3t* 6
THE Subscriber will.open his School at thia
place for tho present, on the Second Monday
(8th) Feb. 1S6L
Elementary,' $10 per quarter.
Ordinary, *? , 12.50 ' " "
Higher and Classies, 15 " "
payable in advance.
Board can be procured on as reasonable terms
ns anywhere. GEO. GALPHIN.
LOSGIUBRS, ?. 0,
February 3 3t* 6
State of South Carolina,
. - EDGEFIELD DISTRICT,
Milton J. Palmer and Eliza his wife,*!
Asbfrry Martin, Jame* Martin, }.
Newman Mathis and wife Patsy, . |
at,d others, Defendants. J
BY ar- order'from tun Ordinary, I shall pro
ce?d to sell -at Edgefield Court House on tho
first Monday in March nest, for Partition, the
Real Estate of John Martin deceased, consisting
of a TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND lying and
being iu tho District and State aforesaid, contain
ing Ono hundred and Sixty (ICO) acres, care or
1.JS3, and bounded by lands of Chasl?s M Free
man, Estate of Thomas Harra-vd, and others.
Tunas.-The ?aid Xuat'wUl bc ?"ld on a credit
of twelve months with interest from day of Sale.
Purchase-, to giro Band, with ample security and
a Mortgage or ibu premises Iq the Ordinary to
secare the pu; eba se tr..me/. Co-?ls lo bo paid in
cash. Titles, extra.
LEWIS JOLIES, s. K. n..
. February 3 5t '" rt
Stats of Saath Carolina,
1>Y W. F. DURISOE, Esquire, Ordinary of
O Edgeticld District:
Whoreas, ?Leevi Lybraud ho* applied , to aa?
for Lottcrs of Administration, ca all and singular
tho goods and chattels, rights aud cr?dits of WOE
loy Youace, bite of the District aforesaid, dee'd.
These ave, therefore, tu cite and admonish all
and singular, tho kindred and creditors of the said
deceased, to bo and appear before mc, at our next
Ordinary's Court for the said District, tube holden
at Edgufuld Court lluusc, ou the 5th day of
February next, to show cause, if any, why tho
Said administration should not bo granted.
' Given under my baud and seal, this 21?t day
Felt, in^year of our L->rd uno thousand ?i?bt hun
dred and sixty-four ?nd In tho eighty-eighth
year uf tho Independence of South Carolina.
W. F. DURISOE, O.?.D. .
Jan. 27 . - ' 2te . li
State of South Carolina.
/.V OH D INAH ?.
BY W. F. DURISOE, Esq., Ordinary of Edge
Whoreas, James D. Hammond hos ipplied to mo
for Letters of Administration, on all and ajngula.;
the goods and cbatti;!?', rights and crodita "or
Charles Hammond, jr., late of tua District, afore,
These are, thert?ure, to cite and admonish all
and singular, tho kindred and creditors of tho said
deceased, to be and appear .before mc, at our next
Ordinary's Court for thc said District, to be holden
at Edgeficld Court liou9e, on the 12th day of Feb,
next., to show oauso, if any, why the said admin
istration should not bo granted.
Given under my hand and seal, this 29th day
of Jan., .in the year of our Lord one thouiand
eight hundred and sUty-thsoo, and in tho eighty
eighth yoajf of the Independence of S. Carolina.
W. F. DURISOE, O.E.D.
February 3 2t ?
The Stale of South Carolin^
BY W. F. DGRISOE, Esquire, Ordinary of
\Yhoreas, John M. Vf itt has applied to me for
Letters of Adm LT. titration, on all and singular the
goods and chattels, rights and credits of Vs.sb.tl
Farrow, late of tho District aforesaid, dooM.
Those aro, therefore, to cite and admonish nil
and singular, the kindred and creditors of tb?
? said dcceaied, to be and appear before me, at our
next Ordinary's Court for the said District, " to bo
boldon at :-binfield 0. H. on the 16th day of Fob.
inst, to shew causo, if any, why tho said adminis
tration should not bp granted.
Given under my hand \ and soo], this ls) day
of February in the year of our Lord one ?iou
sand eighi; hundred and sLtty-four, and lia ibo
eighty-eighth year of the Independence of the
Sttte of South Carolina.
W. F. DURISOE, O. H."D.
Feb 2 2t_6
DICK CH BATH AM will stand the Spring Sea
son of ISi?4 at EdgoGeld Court House au 1 at
Harmon ? tillman's at Tbirty-f.vo, Dollar*, tho
SeasSn commencing from-this date and ending on
the 20th June. Ut will remain At Harmon GaU
min'i until the 2-'J in6L, after which timo ho will
ho at Fd??field Court House on MONDAYS,
TU ESSAYS WEDN ESDAYS and TH URS 1) AYS,
th-? remainder of the time at Harmon QalUma&a.
The money will bo due at t'ae ond of the Scacon.
THOS. G. BACON.
Feb. 1st 1603 3m ?