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Thc Capture of Tort Pillow.
^3> Mom LE, April IC.
A spccitl dispatch to the Advertiser anti
'Register, from Fu?t Pillow, dated April 12th,
says: Gen. For rest. a', tacked this place with
Chahrcrs' l>ivi>ion "yesterday. The garrison
cou?tat?d of thtee ,?und red * white and four
hundred .p "groes. The fort refusing to sur
render \ as cttrrtoi bv s?orm. Gen. Furre-t
led Ball's Brigade, and Chalmers led McCul
lough's., l?oth.enfer?d the fort on. opposite
sides Kimultaneously. J?discrimjn.?.le Naught
er followed. One hundred prisoners were
taken, aud the ?alance were slain. The fort
ran with Liood.. Many jumped into the river
and were drowqed and shot ii tho wate:-.
?vc-r oite hundred thousand dellars worth of
stores were- taken. Six guns were captured.
T^?KGoufedcrate loss is st-venty five. Lieut.
CoUKeid, of the 5th Mississippi, is mortally
Glorious Nev*?: from the_\Vest.
The Mobile Tvityva bus information con"
"~ firming tue account received a few days since
that there had been a erent battle fought on
the other side of thc Mississippi. Our infor
mation Ls that Gen. Banks, in command,
with ail army ot some 40.000 men, attacked
our forces at a point oh Red Uiver below
Shreveport,/La., aud was repulsed with great
slaughter-iu fact completely routed and
..' The"Yankee Surgeon-General had le'ie
gr?plied to Baton Rouge acknowledging a
complete defeat, and asking to know how
many wounded .could, Jbe accommodated at
? ' The steamer Benton natl been sunk by a
torpedo', "ind the celebrated iron-clad steamer
. . Ano.her account sta#5 that the .'Essc/. '
? WASstmkC '** ; . ..
Our forces were iu command of Ger.. Kirby
MOBILE, April 13.
Mississippi River advices from different
' .pointa.report that a gnat battle had taken
place between Kirby Smith and Banka, near
-. Shreveport, La., ia which' '* Stonewall Jack
son's Commissary" was- defeated; witH' a loss
of 14,000 meu 1 Baton Rouge and othes* hos
pitals were.full .of ibo Yankee wounded.
A brigade of negroes was entirely, broken
f np in the engagement, which resulted iu their
capture. The Gazette says there is no doubt
thatr^the Teche and Laforcho regions will
once-more be abandoned to the Confederates.
Roches' plantation on Yazoo river wc3 at
tacked hy the Rebels on the 1st, and the ex
tensive cotton works aud splendid buildings
were all destreyed. ?
RICHMOND, Ap.il IC.
Thc Petersburg papers of this morning re
port conf.iden.blc excitement in the Black
water section in consequence ob the advance
of thc Yankees. Several skirmishers had
: Information deemed reliable hy the Peters
burg Exprft* repr?senta tba? Bttrn-idcs forces
. were lauding m^rge numbers at Porttmculb,
Interesting to Farmers.
The foiiowing extract, fr-jm Circular No.
8, issued from the bureau of Conscription,
dated March lSth, 1804, contains useful in
formation to agriculturists having a less cum
ber than fifteen hana* :
" SCHEDULE OF TERMS. '
" When there are two or more farms con
tiguous, or within live niles of each other,
measuring from the hejiieBtcAds, having on
each five or more hand;, or where one pelion
has two or more plantations within live miles
of each other, having au aggregate of fifteen
or more hands, there may be detailed one per
son, as overseer or manager ol' the two or more
farms : provided there ii oil neither o? t'.ie
farms a white male adult, declared by the
Enrolling Officer and. (lie * temporary Board
capable of managing the farms with a reason
able efficiency, not lirvblc to military duty ;
niv! provided thc person detailed wa-, on the
rirs-t ?'iy of January,- I8d4, either owner, man
ager or overseer residing onoue of the farm- :
and provided the owners cf said farms shall
execute a joint aud several bend on the terms
prescribed foc: th? owners of fifteen hands,
except that auch persona shall not l^e allowed
the privilege of commutation provided in ibo
dth article of the lUth'section of the Act re
cited," (17th February, 18G4.) .
- '\ Where details are a'lowed to powons
having leBs than fifteen, aud five or more th^u
live hards, they shall cuter into h'ke obliga
tions Y.B prescribe^lbr ike owners of fifteen
or more bands, except thai i'orcach band lees
than fifteen, down ta live, there shall be sup
plied live pounds less meat, thus : each of
fourteen bauds, ninety-five; thirteen bands
ninety: twelve hands, eighty five; nix bonds]
fifty-five; five hsnds, fifty pounds."
" Where details are allowed to persons hav
ing less than five hands, they shall eater into
like obligations to cell till their surplus pro
ductions to ibo Government."
WAR TAX OFFICE; '
COLUMBIA, 13th April, 18G4. '
It is with rjgret'tbat thc State Collector
bas to call the aident ion of all Assessors en
gaged in taking thc Tax in Kind, to the fact
i that he bas boon informed, by persons of the
highest-standing, that great frauds have been
cum mittel in certain Districts by persons
making their ' return's of produce. This is
seriously to ba regretted, as a faithful relu: n
of this Tax fjg absolutely necessary to the
country, and' as, on account of this Tax, thu
agricultura! interest "bas "been greatly favored
by Congress lu the Tax Laws. All Atscssi-rs
are, therefore, hereby ordered to institute a
more searching inquiry throughout their rcs
pectivc Districts) and wherever- mistaken
arc discovered, mcke a new cr additional as1
s?sanffntj. and wherever there is thc taint ol'
, fraud, there impose thc penalties prescribed
by the Lw. The review of tba Assessments
will bc beneficial in every District iu thc
State,'j?nd particular reports on this subject
are hereby reduired from all Assessors. Lists
of certain perseus T? ho ere known to have
made fraudu?ent'ieturus have been put on iilo
in this office by patriotic citizens, and the j
attention of the Assessors in the District to I
which the parties belong will bc directed to !
esth particular case so reported.^ This is !
tho oim way in which frauds eau fee reach- '
aac wfcjl ; hoste* 1\\x Payers n.xke their '
own rciur :8, they sb?aid tdd "ike Ifcfs Officers ;
ia.di50OV6ting tko 'ratidti!.-ntretur:is^;f ot!:cio. !
The As.;es?(.vs are also required forthwith
tb finish up and complete their Assessments
of tho Tax is Kind, includiag the BROOD. Tax
ona transfer these estimates to. the Quarter
mastcrsf who have .made cojnplaints to this
office of their delay in some Districts.
JOS. DAN'L POPE,
. State Collector.
JAMES T. BACON, EDITOR.
VVJEDJFESDAY, APRIL 21, 1804.
? Our Dalton Correspondent, '
? Mu. E. KXKSK, ons of thc proprietors of ,?he
Edgoiiold Advertittr, a member of tho 24th liegt.
S. C. V., KOW uudrr Gen. jj-oz JOHNSTON, paid a
??viiit to this old office on Saturday Inst. He i? the
gentloinnn who writes us qow and thon gph de
lightful l?ltors from Dalton. We deeply regret
to seo bim looking badlj-, and evidently suffering
n body. Ile goes, to rest for? a time at his old
home in Pickcus Bistrot. May ho spon bo en
Thc .tv eat her.
In exhaustible topic! Song which editors ever
itfbaut ! Strain of which the listening wvrld is
iicvor weary-?any mora tb:m it is of lone ! Just
now however it i<> HU ugly subject-cold, wintry,
ruthleas. There is a terrible bitch behind thc
sec?is. Spring Las lott ber cuo and linds it im
possible to upptiir upon thc boards at the right
time. But thc great Stage Manager bf the Uni
varse^doubtlets bas his good plaus and "will bring
tho performance to n triumphant close. ,'Tis sad
thougb to tbink that no May Queen will wear,
roee buds this season. And sadder ?1111, though
not to prettily sxd, to think that farmer? must
plough up tbwr corn, which hus been' lying iJly
ip tho niud 'ftr some wooks p??t, and plant sgain.
But all this will mailor not a jet or tittle, so Lite
whips GRA.NT-which he certainly will do !
---? * .
LaSt Saturday was tho day for enrolling a*d
organising, for Stt?o service, tho mon between 45
and 50, und tho youths between 17 and 13. " The
tbroug of men between these ages was unexpect
edly Targe. . Could old Am: see them, bo would
u-ydoubt-, dly give up tho ship. . Three Companiss
wore orgunirod, oue in thc I Otb Bogiment, one ia
the 7th, and one in thc Sin. Enrolling was still
going ou briskly j-esturduy,- Monday. Very-few
however will ULo up tho lino ot march whou
tbeso troops are called out ; nearly every one ls
giving bis bond to pay^to tho Government the
required quantity of bacon and beef-'-and thus,
stay nt homo. We will give tho names of tho
officers of the new Companies next wook.
Thc. Dramatic Entertainment spoken of last
. week, will take place on tho night of tho 29lh of
tho present month. Immense attraction-yjatch
1 :? Comedy and Fjtrce-ludios glittering in beau
ty and goodness-entrancing maje-pleut?/ of
I uht-laugh and grow fat-high hopes of raking
i i " filthy lucre," for Soldiers and Wayside Homos
-noble objpctaaof woman's love and charity-he
wi o giveth to the Soldiers lendeth to the Lord.
Every bucTy come ! * . .
-'?-? ? ? ?
Prof. Holmes' Lectures.
These Lectures arc now drawing to a cloie
and our whole community regret that it is so..
These five or six doligbtful aud-edifyingre-unioas
in our public Hall will long bc remembered in
Edgefield; they bave formed an oasis in the
desert of these troublous times. We delight te
record the fact that our people have exhibited a
duo appreciation of tho rare privilege Youchsiifod
them in this serios of lecture;, by thronging^ to
hear them ; on each and every ni^bt tko Hall has
been crowded. Every one. has como away en
tranced and enlightened, l'rom the earliest times
thvfetructuic of tho earth bus been ua object of
interest to man, sot merely ou acce-Uht of thc use
ful materials he obtained from its reeky forma
tions, but also foi the curiosity, uwakevod by tho
strange, abjects jt^i'escn.tsd to bis notice. Pref.
HOL?KS has discoursed to us eloquently aud
instructively-and .with a manner pi culiarly ge
nial and captivating-upuu descriptive geology.
Ho bus enlisted botany, c-mchology, zoology and
comparative anatomy iu elucidating geological
hiitory and phenomena. His experiments, an
tique specimens, curiosities, and, lait- but aol
least, pictures and dissolving views, b.-.vc been
gazed upon with delighted and wondering eyes.
In abort, be has done his task well and gracefully,
aud all Edgefield thanks him. We know that we
ipenk tho wishes of nil our people when wa say
wo ejirto?tly hope tb* learned and polished gcu
tleumn will resumo thoo lecturus in the oonr.c of
the coming summer.
This is award ol' recent Yankee manufacture,
and means nothing more uor less thnn white peo
ple mnrrying niggers, end niggsrs marrying white
people-wbi's n:eu; Yonice white-men, taking
.edorifei'ous sable wenches to share their bed .ind
huard, and while women, Yauiee n hite women,
t-ik.icg big, black, recking S.-.uiboo aud Pompeys
and Ducks to become the fathers of their children.
My (Jud ! Doesn't tho remotest contemplation of
sut h a thing make you fearfully sick ' But why
should it, if tte thing is confined to Yankee men
and women, xs it most certainly will bo ?; Tho
Yankee diluted with a little of tho Nigger might
|* perhaps bs a les:- disgusting object. Yes, Miscege
nation is now tl o tathiouablo and fascinating
doctrine among ? .Republicans and Radicals of
Lincoln's dimici'Tis. LturLed Clergymen.--un
blusbiagly advocate it iu thu]/ pulpits, and young
giiL, full of the divine a Hiatus of abolitionism,
lecture on tho subject in public halls.
Miss Ann? Dickinson, a pretty young girl of
Philadelphia, not a scar ?-ld maid with a winier
face, has viiited Washington, has bad thc council
chamber of the nation placed ut her disposal, bas
been handed.to the rostrum of*that chamber by
Seward, and bas there delivorcd an eloquent and
burning discourse upon this and other lily-white
subjects. The Senators aud Legislators of Yan
kecdom devoured her discourse with greedy car
and applauded ber tumultuously. Bah! this fair
and inspired Yankee only preached on that occa
sion what her sistors at Port Boyal have been ac
tually practising for some timo past; tho latter
however havo sonso ?nd honesty enough not to
ntanu* on any idle ceremony. Some dirty aboli
tiou fajj??B bas written an elaborate treatise on
this matter; it is published in psmpblot form, is
entitled " Miscogorfaibjn," is industriously circu
lated, and creates aa immense sensation. Tho
author takes the view that tho white* race is bo
eoming so effeto in body mind, that without
I tue adniixturo of vigorotii Afriean blood, it
j must soon taper down to nothing-perhaps becorao
? entirely extinct ;jo t? prevent tbcniBelvos from
! dwindling into Apes fljjifaurnrig Outangs, like
' their President, tba YanraBa? ure going te btcomo
a nation of ttiulattoe*. '??rand, and glorious des
tiny-entirely and profoundly befitting tho Yam
kee aspiration. WoU, as for ourselves, we think
the poer niggers will bc decidedly wontfod ty the
amalgamation t fvr who pretends to deny that
they are a iuperior race to the Yankees ? Bat we
divfall too long ou this daiklicg sad prurient page
of Northern fanaticism. God be praised that wo
surtved ourselve? frn'm thefte be?otloJ peuple be
fore- they reached this lowes: depth of infamy
?ud that tilt Po ts mae rJnd tho Ohio MK Lr-ja<J/aa??
deep ! We beg pardon of our readvr.-r tot Ilma
blotting tho ?:ieo cf a decent aud respectable
Southern journal. Wcr?se now, and, likePonlius
Pilate, call for a basin and wash ?ar hands,-j* 1
President Davis and the Recognition
of Butler! '
With a certain set pf papors in tho Confedera
cy, to condemn a measure, it ii only necessary to
knew thut it kai the sanction of President DAVIS.
It matters not whether the mcasnro bo proper,
expodienl, deCent, necessary, or mischievous. The
question is : did the measure originate with tho
President, oMias.it his. sanction ? Li^to^tken ont
fly theft valiant blades, and off go their pop guns.
If tho President rejects counsel and abides by
his owi.'opinion, thence is an obstinate tyrant;
if be roccives advice and yields his own opinion,
then he compromises tho dignity of the country
and prostrates her at tho foot of tris cneniy.
Such are the last assaults upon President DA^
vis^-cspecitlly by a leading Richmond paper-.
because tho policy of tho GcTtrcmcnt has been
chauged in reference to thc exebango of prisoners
Tho Prcsident'haring by proclamation declared
one B. F. BUTLER to bo an outlaw, he refused
to recognise the said BUTLBR. in any official ea
p*city, cud eonr.equcntly tho ?xckangtfof priso
ner* wnfrarrcst?ct,- and. thon wo had some thirty
thousand of our veterans perishing in Northen
luisons.. The President, either listening to the
prudent counsel of others, or moved by his own
good senl^resolved to sacrifice consistency-Tor a
nason to save the lives of thirty thousand sol
f- diers and patriots-many of the liest men of our
country. For this wise-.and human? co?duct his
enemies arc makisg thc''most ferocious attacks
upon the Pre? ide ut" Nothing could be moro wan
ton, malicious, or senseless than these attacks. -
The truth Ii that the Presidont, who ii really
not infallible,-adopted a false p*licy in refusing
to recognise BKSJ. F. BUTLER in the exchange of
nriaencrs. There .was no reason why BCTLIR
Should not be recognised as lincoln's agent in
any bu si noes, good, bad or indifferent. He is
I Lincoln's recegnised agent in doing any of his
dirty jobs, and especially when the Presidont of
tho U. S. wants a Caul murder committed. Who
is most guilty of the murder of M?. vrorn, LIN
COLN or his jack-ketch BUTLER ? LINCOLN was
accossory both before and after tho- fact, r.nd if
tho demands ef justice could be satisfied, they
would hang ride by side from the samo gallows.
What thon is to be gained by refusing to recog
nize the agent when you? aro doaliog with the
principal ? It would be a task alike dirty and diffi
cult to probe ,and compara tho infamy of such
men as LJSCOLX and. BUTI.XR, and no. Somborn
man would Uko to soil his fingerB in handling
such polluted characters.^ But there can be no
reason for refusing to treat with Bailor which
doos not apply with equal if not greater fjree to
Lincoln. There is no cri?te that Butler has com
mitted which Lincoln has not endorsed. Hence
it appears to us that the error which tho Presi
dent committed was in making a point with But
ler at all. If anyone sht'uld urge that Butler is.
as depraved as Satan himself-a position "which
we would not undertake tacoutrovert-we simply
reply that we would treat with Satan himself to
get our bravo and sufferingioldier??outof North
Trices Still Higa.
How have prices been affected by the late Cur
rency Bill? As yot, nothing has come down one
penny.' On the contrary pany articles of food
and clothing have advanced enormously. Non
producers oro in actual distress, and if Cougross
docs not do away with all aits against larceny, and
allow them to steal theirs living, we know not
forsooth what is to bocomifof them.
Is any ono in particular answerable fer this
state of things-this sticking in the mud as re
gards trading and commercial matters? Or is it
rather the fault of cveryjody ? The 'latter tye
think. Is tfierc. any renie ur judgment or justice
in this keeping up prices ?3 Assuredly money i?
by no means to plenty aa?fit was a fortnight or
three* wooks ago, and therefore by the laws ol
trade pfices should coinddfijim- But h. is easier
to pat up prices than to pull them down. Those
who expected to (co a .?udden change miraculous
ly wrought have been-wofully disappointed. The
financial reform must bo very gradual; it will
take a long time for old ca.-tom ; and notions to
bo done away with, and tho new relations ol
niouoy and commodities to adjust themselves.
We hopo thal confidence in thc currency will soon
be restored, and then thojo articles that have
been hoarded will be drawn from their hiding
places and thrown upon thc market at something
UKO reasonable prices. So larg? a reduction ol
the ourr?pcy as has lately taken place mutt neces
sarily reduce prices. In the meantime lot ui urge
those of our citizens whoso wealth aud trade give
thom a guiding influence, to set a good ex.-. m j-lc
and endeavor to bring to au end tho speoulation
which is ruining the people aud tho country.
Fer the Advertiser.'
I* MR. EDITOR;-I gee by your paper that through
tho partiality of some of my friend', my name
hus boen announced as a Candidate for a soit in
?he noxt House of Representatives. Without any
affectation of the " XolotJjtiicopari," lean honest
ly say that it id a place not to bc eoyvted. Al
though to be elected a Rupnsentative of the peo
ple is a compliment and an hoper to* be grateful
for, yet the . responsibilities of the position ar?
great and should not be lightly assumed. A
Representative iu these times should be a man ol
enlarged and enlightened views, of undoubted
patriotism, and of sufficient ego to warrant a ma
Wc havetalleu npon times which not only " try
mena' soul's" but their wits too. Oar independence
mit bc won. There is.no other rjad to an hon
orable peace. And to do this requires the proper
and thorough organization and application of all
our resources, and in accomplishing this a due
rogard should be had to the rights and libertios
of our own people, and no unnecessary restraint
put upon them. .
Whilo tho Confederate . Government has the
general control of the feairs of country, tho
States as integral and uocessnry portions of that
Govcrn.'aent, have their duties to parform towards
aiding i :, the interests of their citizens to care
for, and their own honour and dignity* to uphold
as independent sovereignties.
If my. frionda throughout the District think me
posEcd of a sufficiency of the requisite qualifier.
I lions to represent thom in thc Logislatur?, X
Will duly appreciate the honor, and endeavor to
servo thom to the best of my ability. But my
numefbns duties at home will not permit mo to
cuacos* the District ; sad besides this I am of
thc opinion that in such timos as these it would
ho, to say the least, in bad taste J.o do so, and I
trust that the other candidates will coincide with
m?iu this respect, and remain al home during the
canvass, whero ev.ry man whs is nut actually
bearing arms in the field eau find so much to do,
if he will, iu aiding in various ways, the advance
ment of the great causo in which we are ali so
Very Respectfully, yours ?to. .
II. lt. COOK.
For the Advertiser.
With many kind thanks to my indulgent friends
for their flattering nomination of mo as a Candi
dato for tho Legislature,*! respectfully beg loave
tt doolino said nomination. Many urgent roasons,
prominent among them Ihe continual caro of sev
eral soldiers.' !umili&,. compel'mo to remain at
home during those unsettled limos. Whit renew
ed thanks to fry good friends, " I subscribo myself
Their rory obliged servant,
Death of Ex-~Gov. JR. F. W. Alston.
.Wc regret td nnnunnie (s-ysIbo Charleston
Mercury of thc I2tb) rife de^th of tho*Hon. R. F.
W. Alston, Ex-Governor of South Carolina. II
died on T'*un?iay last, at bia plantation on
'Ci rou lar. igfe
All persons haring relatives and friends in
the anny on tho South Carolin* coast, will d
well to read the Circular from lien. BKAURK
ame's Hcad-Qu?rtcrs,' published in another
column. , f
For the Advertiser. ,
List of Co. IS, Hampton Legion
Captafli-B. E. NICHOLSON.
1st Lient%R. A. TOM fauxs.
^2nd Lieut.-L. A. TULLY.
* Brevot 2ud^-8. J. BOUKNIQUT.,
lat, Sergeant-J. W. J-cssixs.
2nd Sergoant-W. E. Doux.
3rd Sergeant-R. A.'.L'URXER. f
. 4tb Sergeant-T. P. I??RMOX.
5th Sergeant-T. D. PRICK.
1st Corporal-J. M. Donx.
2nd Corporal-B. J. STEVENS.1*
3rd Corporal-F. P. WXLLS.
4tb Corporal-F. M. WXRREX.
5th Corporal-A. R. NICHOLSOX.
R Rangers, ' T D Liles,
D P Bouknight, J Livingston,
N E Brown. W T.Lumpkin,'
T N Browning, ' 'John Lyonp,
W T Caf tor, C P Ouxts,
A Collier, Q P Palmer,
T C Corley, M A Padgett,
H F Curler, O W Roberton,
Joel Corley, F M?Robertson,
G E Dora, W A Rodgers, .
J R Dorn, W S Rotteo,
L Y Dorn, J M Self, .
T W Freeman, J S Sollofa,
W T Gill, J T Smith,
J H Gribblo, W A Still,
M Golightly, ?? W O Sturkey, -
L L Griffin, . <V. M B Sturkoy,
G W Havird, ' - T J S turkey,
G W Hamilton, . H Stone, '
W D Harmon, J Stone,
D H Herlong, W R Stone,
V A Herlong, S J Tompkins,
M C Hitt, . W Tully,
T Uemmiugway, S M Walton,
C E Jones, W S Walton, '
J Ja iroo, * E Watkins, v
J Jonning3, S Watson,
W S Johnson, W Wilton,*
.TJLaMotto, W A Watta,
F W Landrnm, 0 Whittle.
. Scrgt. Dorn and Privato Gribble are prisoners
in tho hands of the enemy.-Sorgt Jennings has
a log, and Private Brown an arm amputated.
Capt R W Tompkins, R T Carroll,
Scrgt. M B Eidson, M Gillespio,
Sergt G T Tuoker, M B Liles,
Sorgt D P Starkey, A Lnmpkin, ?.
Corpl R P Briggs, A Marten, .
J K Burkhaltor, SA May,
Lieut A D Bates, ' Lieut W D Jennings,
Sergt'M N Holstein, II M Bradly,
Sorgt J T Nicholson, J P Bryan,
Sergt S W Corley, N N Burton,
Sergt A P Modlocit, M N Cartledge,
Sergt L Y Dean, J L Coleman,
W C Corley, ? J J Hatton, . -
D W Dowden, W Jenuings, .
Jas Gocset?, . E W Jeter, ,
J W Oray, J A Miller,"
J M Hart, David Myers,
Cerp?S W Tompkins, Thos Price,
Corpl J W Rochelle, B L Reames,
E S Abney, * JW Rhodes,
Jiu Armstrong, ' J W Turner,
If W Ball, B C Watkins,
D S Bodia, J T Watkins. . .
J J Abney, W W Frooman,
G Harden, F D Hatton, *
T J Briggs, B F Price,
Corpl M A Griffiith, G W D Grant,
M Brown, S King,
W B Coleman, - Barrot Lamb,
A P Frauklin.
. Promoted. ^
Capt. Gary to Colonel. J R Pollard to Surgeon.
'Tho abovo list is published for the information
of friends and rclutivts of members of the Com
pany.. B. E. NICHOLSON, '.
Capt.'Co. B, H. L.
.A Worthy Example.
Editor Mercury.-Our Legislature passed
e resolution, approving that Charleston shall
bc defended, and if ever given up, ouly as a
heap of ashes. Thc .people sealed it with
these words, " Kolhing less will satt%fy us.
O?r Commanding General advised all non
combatants to remove from Charleston, that
he might defend it. They have done so, and
sought shelter in every village, town aud dis
trict in tho State. The inhabitants cf Socie
ty Hill have received them with the greatest
hospitality; they have rented Abusos at thc
lowest rates ; und sell them bacon at 25 cents
per pound ; butter, $1 per pound, and other
articles at the same generous rates. One gen*
tientan employs a servant to catch shad, and
seHs thom to refugees at- 50 cents each, al
lowing every family to purchase two. By
their acts they prove themselves patriots and
christiana ; no Yankee iherel Why do not the
planters a?d farmers throughout the country
make arrangements to supply a market at
least once or twico a week, in every town
or village, that refugee families may purchase
at a reasonable price from them, and not to
left to extortioners ? We are one Confede
rate family, and it is the duty of every one of
us to use bis heart, head und hands to serve
his country and his neighbor as himself, and
ijarticulhriy those who have given up their
tenn's for the Honor and welfare of the Stale
j and Confederacy.
Society Hill, S. O
" Tua PROUDXST- WORDS."-Writes a Chap*
lain, in thc forces sent from the Army vi
Northern Virginia to the Army of Tennessee:
When tho din of war shall haTe died away,
and thc sweet notes of poace shall be .heard
throughout our happy and rccjgemcd courttrj",
the proudest words any lips may utter arti,
"Icarved as a private throygh thc fierce
struggle fur Southern independence."
1 ' ? .?
u Wnoir TO LOVE IS DEATH."-There is
laid to be in Paris at this t?mo a very lovely^
very charming young lady who' is destined
by an extraordinary fate to go tbfoagh the
wnrld without being married. Skc is a dark
beauty,-with magnificent eyes, a glowing
cheek,TivtBy cacpres*ion,-a graccfal ligar? in
fact, nil together, endowed willi every attrac
tion, cyen to that of having in her own right
%fortuue of 300,000, and being an only
daughter, wit b a prospect of iu heritiug mill
ions. This lady is noyr about twenty yoars
old, and hasbeeu engaged to be married twelve
times. Each time the seemingly fortunate
lover has died within a few weeks of the time
appointed for the nuptial cercTnony. Yfif no
suspicion of dagger or bowl can be cast upon
tho fair one; a dajjk, mysterious fatality has
carried them away. Several died of typhoid
fever; ene wf?* 'killed in a duej; one was
thrown from a Iiorse; two wera drowned; two
were killed by railroad accidents, ami ono
hung himself! The lady has survived all
these shocks. ThirUcn maybe for her. the
fortunato, and not tho fatal number. Who
will try 7_;_._.
STRAYED from the residence of Maj. John H
Hughes, on tho niebt of the HtU inst, a
LIGHT BAY MARE with a star iu her forehead
and a defect in ker right hind leg betweon tko
hock and the ankle. Said mme is about If}
lLands high. Asy information concerning raid
maru will bs tb-nj?fulljireceived, und a suitable
reward be paid fur hcr 'ilc'.iycry lo mo .at Edga
fieldC. H. N. L. GRIFFIN.
Apr 18 tf . 17
MR. EMTC.II :-Permit os through jour oolam ti!
:o propose the name of our highl j-cs teemed fol -
.ow-cituen, Maj. ANDREW J. HAMMOND, aa
: suitable m m to represent, ns in our Legislature.
Maj.HAMMOND, &/} most of tho people ef
iheDistriet are tirare, volunteered for the war
??.bout two years ago^nnd served as Captait}- of a
Company a ?hort while) when he was promoted to
the Majority of the 21tk Reg't. S. C. V., which
office he filled to the entire satisfaction of the
Regiment, when suddenly the symptoms of a
chronic discasa, w?th which lie was afflicted even
bef?:e tue commencement, of the war, became so
aggravated that he was,forcod ta yield to the ad
vice and counsel of- his Surgeons, arid resign.
Sino*.which time, we are gratified to shite, that
by proper treatment, together witiT prudence and
discretion on his part, his general health bas mue*
impreved. Thc Major, though physically unable
to perform the duties irren'mbent upori -an Officer
and Soldier, could render his State much valuable
service iu her Legislative Hall, and especially at
a time Uko tho present, when hor interests aro
calling loudly f<,r the ablest and meet skillful leg
islators within the limits of her'borders. We
there/ore hope ho will consent to serve us and
that lire people will secure his ?orviee* at tho bal
lot box in October noxt. A VOTER.
April 1$?-' to ? 17
For the Legislature.
MB. EOITOB:-The friends of Mr. J. P. MICK
LER bog^eave-to present, through your columns/
his name as a Candidato to represent EdgeficJd
District in the next Legislature. Mr. MICKLER
is one of our ablest and most practical farmers,
and is withal a gentleman of high-toned social
qualities and enlarged ' mental, endowments. At
home be looks well to the interest of .bis neighbors
and fricuds, and in ike Legislature we are confi
dent ho would do tho same. Therefore, with
great regard for others of our fellow-citizens who
are or may become candidates, we very rospeot
fuHy invite our comrades in arms and friends at
home to assist us in electing this gentleman to
the Legislature, feeling satisfied that he will dis
charge theduties of that office to the entiro ap
probation of the people. ..
- SOLDIERS ON FURLOUiBI.
April 19, ' to* ,17
For the Legislature.
. The friends of Coi. JOHN HUIET respectfnHy
present him as a Candidate for re-election to State
We believe in electing no man who bi litble to
Conscription, and call upon those who are at home
to look woll to this matter. Oar country nepds
the services of all able-bodied men in tnt field
and if all will come forward promptly, whos<
duty it ia to do so, a wonderful ohange would soon
bo produced in the aspect of our country. Wi
believe pooca, a speedy peace, wonld be tho result.
Wc therefore respectfully call upon oar fathers,
neighbors anti -friends to unite with us in thi<
matter, and elect oniy those who art-net liable tu
Conscription. Would you all soe yWr children,
brothers and frhmds come home soon? Thcn.dc
not olect men able for servioc in thc field.
April 19, te? 1?
For the Legislature.
Mn. EniTon :-You will oblige thcroany friends
of Dr. H. R. COOK, of Beech Island, by aug
nouncing him asa candidate for a seat in the
There is no design te disparage the claims of
others to thc favor of the Edgcficld constituency
when wo assure the people that, in a quiet, unob
trusive- way, ho has been second to few, ii any, in
oiling acd'maintaiuing Southern interests in the
mighty strugglo in which ?verything Southorn is
Apr 13 ? *&. te? . 16
, For thc Legislature.
Mn.'EDITOR: Yon will plcasa announce GEO.
D. TILLMAN, Esq., a candidato f?r a seal in'tire
House of Representatives. This gentleman, now
a member of the 2d Regt. S. C. Artillery, is too
well knewn as a Lawyer and a Scholar to need any
especial commendation in this announcement.
Throughout thc present contest he has discharged
tho varions duties incumbent upon him as a ??ti
z?n and a soldior with, fidelity and faithfulness.
Long will his liberality and kindness to Soldiers
family be gratefully remembered. And bis many
friunds and admirers, both at home and in the
army, onterUiuing the honest conviction that ho
is tho proper man to represent them in thc next
legislature, will tupport him at the ensuing elec
tion-. " MANY YRIENDS.
Apr 13 . ' te* 16
For the Legislature.
MR. Elmon :-Ae thc country at this time re
quires the best talentf wo propose the name of
Gen. R. G. M. DUNOVANT for a Seal in the
next Legislature We hope be will not rcfuso to
give Ike State tho benefit ef his Council.
Feb. 17 to- S
For the Legislature. ' -
The Friends of Dr. ARTHUR W. YOUNf??
BLOOD rospeotfully aunounce him as a candidate,
for a scat in the iu-xt Legislatura Thu' exempt
by law, ho por.'ormed a long tour of service in thc
army, and left it on account of ill health, which,
service, together with his intelligence and high
cbaractejej-entitles him to the support of bis feb
low-citizens. ??- . .
To thc Voters of EdgeGeld District.
In the present condition of our country, inep
of sound judgment and* experience should be
sent to tho Legislature. Wc therefore nominate
??r old neighbor, Dr. W. D. JENNINGS, a man
suitable f?r ibo emergenoy, hoping ho"wiil con
sent to aid our State by bis counsel in tho noxt
Logislaturo. . .
? ?' ' L. TUCKER.
C. M. FREEMAN,
S. S. FREEMAN,
C. - WELLS;
E. A. SEARLES,
, >;. ll. di A?.: ]:x ur,AT>i
tx. C. ROBERTSON,
T. E. JENNINGS,
C. L. BLAIR,
W. L.- PARKS, -
J. -V. TALBER&V
March Suth, *te 15 .
For thc Legislature.
' MK. EDITOR :-The many friends of Dr. A. W.
YOUNGBLO?D in thc Hth Rogimonr, S. C. V.,
proposo'his name for a seat iu tho Stalo Legisla
ture at tho next electiuu. *
?-?Tji BEG'T. S. C. V.
April 7 to 15
MARRIED, at EdgcGeld C. H., on Thursday,
14tb April, by Rev. L. R. Gwaltncy, at thc resi
dence of Chpt, S. S. Tompkins, Dr. W. H.
SHAFFER and Mira L. JT?LIA, stcond daugh
ter of. tho lita L. A. Shocut, all of Charleston.
Piano at Private Sale.
ONE OF CHICKEKINO'S bost .Seven or Her.
cn and a half Octave PIANOS JV sal*,
nearly n*w. The Piano cnn be i-eon at Mrs. M.
Bouknight's, three miles West of Mount Willing.
Apply to JOHN flUIET.
Apr 10 3t 17
COMMISSARY-G ENER AL'S DEP'T. S. C.,
COLUMLIA^April 13, 2864.
OME misapprehension hirfjpg ar ison on tbc
subject of the ..Distillation of Spiritus? Li
quors, in orilcr to reinovo the BS?O, tuc followings
st?tentent is made r
1st As to the repeal, by tb? Act of 1303, of' io
MUch of the Act of.1862 aa pruville? for ." tho
seizure of-tbc stills anqYother apparatus -used in
tbo distillation," and tbeirHcing " detained pen
ding tho prosecution."
Before any notion wo? taken by tfci?: Depart
ment under'these two Acts, the Governor called,
foi the opinions?of tho Attorney-General ?nd tba
Solicitors, with'tbe exception of ono', wlo was ia
the uraiT. Four oat of fi ve gave tho opinion tht.t
the above providion of tho Act of 1862 _ was not.
repealed by. the Act of 1863, aad upon this the
action of this Department is bated. No order H
have-emanated from this Department for the des
truction of tue stills, or, for entering on tbe.pi|m
iscs of any citizen, otherwise than under tho pro
visions of the two Acts.
2d. As to '.Lu unconstitutionality of the Act
directing the seizure and detention of the stilki.
before conviction. . ^ '
If the Asst bc uncbnttitotioiial, as.some seem ts
suppose, it is entirely coin pe um t for thc distillers .
to test thai question beforo tb; constitutional tri
bunal create.! for the decision of such questions.
Until suth decision, the Executive deems it Ms*
duty to have tho Act carried- Into effect. .
1 Lieut. Col. A Commissary-General S. C.
Aprlg . ... ? 3t .... ?* ? 17 .
Eiirolling OfBoe. %
. ' EDGEFIELD DISTRICT, S. C.,
THE following named men are hereby strictly
ordered to report in person at this Office on
Friday next, the S 2d instant : .
John Purdue, Rufas P. Jes es. .
Joseph Sanders, Lewellyn Mathews,
Moses Davooport, Eldred Posey,
Middleton Franklin,- ? jfammou Adams,
Mathew Beasley. Wmoa Feeler.
F. J. MOSES, Jr.,
Lieut. A EnflkUing Officer.
Apr 19 ' lt- - 17
Enrollment of Free Negroes?
HE?D-QUART3RS ENROLLING OFFICE,
r, KDOBFISLD, April 13tb,.1364. " ]
IALL MALE FREE NECtOES and FREE
. PERSONS OF .COLOR in E Vefiold District,
between tho ages of 18 and Str^ -Mrs; are her?by
ordered to report ?t this Office.foi enrollment, on
the 25th day of April, instant, with tho view to
being assigncdKo service under provisioSS of .the
Act of Congress', ontitled "An Act to increase the
efficiency of the aimy by the employment of'free
negroes and 'slaves in certain capacities."
IL- Applicaeipcs for exemption onHhefgrounds
that the interests of the co.uatry require it, or
bocaustf-demsnded by-justice, equity or necessity,
will be received and eonsidered, if presented -in
writing. . * ^
III. Medical examinations will "be afforded to
those who report on-the day indicated, to ascer- -
tain their physical fitness for tbe duties to.be re
quired of 'them.. Those who fail to report will ba
arrested and sont forward. "
IV. The privilege of electing service ia the
Nitre aid Mining Bureau or in the Ordnance
Bureau will be allowed to cortain -of?tho classes
indicated. - - -.
F. J. MOSES; Jr.,
"Lieut. A E. 0. Edgefield District.
Apr 19 _lt ... 17
CONSCRIPT DEPARTMENT, 1
COLUMBIA, April 5, 1864. \
SPECIAL OR I) EES, ' 2rO. 61.
I?AJOR'TALLEN. J. GREEN is-assigned to
. duty as C ?MU in a a dad of the Camp of In
struction Of this'State, and will bu obeyed, aud
respected accordingly. ,
By order of Maj. M<OX, Coto't. Conscripts.
" ISAAC llAYNE,
Lieut, and Adjutant.
Apr 19 g_lt 17
III A YE been defiled byr command of Gonl.
Jebustun to rote a to South Carolina'for-tb.e
purposo of RECRUITING MY REGIMENT
and RETURNING' ABSENTEES. All persons
absont from the Army of Tennesree withnut pro
per authority, are hereby ordered to return im
mediately to their commauds.. .
I am also anxious te obtain a few more Re
cruits for my RegimeoL Persons liable "io Mili
tary service are respectfully invited to call on ana
end I will furnish"transportation, and forward
theta on to the commsud. My l'ost Office is
Chappell'* Depot, S. C.
. W. S. PETERSON,
Capt Co. D, 19lh Regt. S. C. V.
Apr 19 . _2t? - 17
DEP'T.S. CAROLINA, GEORGIA A FLORIDA,
'CuAttyisro.-*, S. C., April 4th, 1864.
IN order to expedite the forwarding of.packages
to the Soldiers in this command, Lieut. J. J.
MELLON, in addition to his general duties, is
hereby announced as Agent for the reception of
packages forwarded to the troops ia this Depart
ment by their friends. t
Ile will mako arrangements to retjr?ve d'th?
Railway Dcpefcs, and from tho Express. Compa
ny, all paekagas r parcels addressed, to soldiers,
and will be held responsible for their prompt dis
Special attention should be paid to the direc
tion of both*, Tb* uoane of th? soldier, and
letter of the Cou: piny to which htKOelong*, or tb?
nat?o of tho Captiiu, a? woll ns tho number of
the Regiment, should be in the address.
. Packages must nut contain A or? th-.ii one hun
dred pautids-be well secured-rnat ?cat at the
expense o? .tho shipper."
By eommind of General BKAUBGCAKD,
li. WEMYSS FEII.DEN, .
%. C?ptaiu A A. A. G.
Itovinjr. been assigned to tie above duty ray
Ofrico witt be for tlie'prestat on Hudson Streut,
3d door from King Streit?.
* JOHN J. MELLON, Lieut., Ac.
Apr 10 _'-Im' " 17
IWILL attend at the time and places.indicated
below to receive returns of Taxes- lovied, ua
dor the Act of Congress of 17th February, 1361.
This Tax is an addition to the Tax on income
and Profits under the Tax Act of 24th Apr. ISM.
Allen Kemp's, Monday, " - Sd May.
' J. 8. tSrayly'a, Tuesday, 3d ?
. Boru's Mills, Wednesday, 4th' "
Rountrce's Store, Thursday, 5th f
W. N. Moore's. Friday, Otb " .
Haltiwangor's Store, Saturday, 7th "
Ishaio Culbreath*s Monday, 9th.'. *f
Coleman's X Roads, Tuesday,, 10ta "
Perry's, Wednesday, Uta/ "**
Huiet's Store, 'Thursday, 12th "
Miekler's, Friday, ifith. ?
Richardson's, Saturday, 14th ?
' Mrs. Allen'?, Msnday, Ifi?L "
Dr. J. C. Ready'*, ' Tuesday, J 7th ff
Ridge, ' '. Wednesday, l$th ff
James D. Watson's, Monday, 2Sd "
Mrs. Norris', Tuesday, 24th **
Gcorgo Addy's,. Wednesday, 25th "
Mrs. Gibson's, Thursday, 26tk "
Mount "Willing, . Friday, 27tW\? ? .
Dr. J. R. Mobley's, Saturday, 28th "
Tax Payers aro required to return all profits
made by buying and telling at any timo between
the 1st day of January 1363, and the 1st day of
January 1864, any Spirituous Liquors, Flour,
Wheat, Corn, Rico, Sugar, Molasses or-'Syrup,
Salt, Bacon, Pork, Hogs, Beef or Beef Cattle,
Sheep, Oats, Hay, Fodder, Raw Hides, Leather,
Horses, Mules, Boots, Shoes, Colton Yarns,: Wool,
Woolen, Cotton ot Mixed Cloths}" Hats, Wagen?,
Harness, Coal, Jron, Steel or Nails. -
Al/a, all profits .mada ky baying apd selling
Money, Gold, Silver, Foreign Exchange, Stocks,
Notes, Debts, Credits or Obligations of any kir.d;
or any MeYcfttndize, Property, or effects of any
kind not enumerated in tho preceding paragraph
a Ux of 10 per cent shall be assessed and col
A'ftt Pori.-Those persona who b*re fnilol to
make their returns of Pork will savo themselves
pinch trouble and expense by doin? scerorthwith.
Roglsteroi Ta? Paye?* arcTcu::ir-*?Luls<j to re
? turn their quarterly sale? for ,tb? q-strtor oodirg
1 31"t March, or they^wilbbo liable to a double t^.
R. C. GRIFFIN,
Assessor 13th Col. Dist.
Apr 19 -6t "17 '