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Dr. Palmer's Speech.
We publish below tho very glowinj
eloquent speech of. that.inspired patrie
Rev. DrPPALMER, who was appointed tc
come the Soldiers cf the Hampton Li
and of tho 1st and~2d Regiments S. C.
airy, to the, grand entertainment rec
* given them by the Ladies of Columbia,
know our readers will peruse it with r J
Want of space .forbid us io publish th
mirable speeches of Gen. HAMPTON Ad
GARY, delire.-ed on the same occasion.
Sot-OIER* OP THE LxCIOX AND GcXTLl
or THE ARM v : The graceful and delicate <
is assigned to me by the ladies of. South
olina to bid you, after a long separatio
welcome to your native State.
Ever seuce the com m encornent of this 1
ic struggle, you bare, baen in the preson
the loo. To-day, these tables J-e spreat
remind you tba; you are ia the present
those wditue?. hearts beat to warda jon
with kindness, gratitndo &ud love. On j
. lone?/?nd fatiguing marches, ???'hon you 1
been "bivouacked by the side of your ca
fires; when os sentinels picketing ir. t?,j|p
cace of a treacherous foe, aad still mor
the awful shoek and rag?' orliattle,. tho
yo?i may not have known it, many an eye
be ?n moistened with fears of sympathy
your privations-many a heart' accustome
. hold communion with. Heaven has invo
the watchful providence of Almighty Got
throw fcrqund yon the shield of protect!
and to-day, in your glad return to your
tive State, and. to the scenes so familiar
you, we ??ma*, in* part, ike answer to
These years ago, a venerable mother n
i*ro laid ber haud in benediction upon y
ijead, never expecting to greet you again- ?
cept in the land of the blessed ; man
loving wife sobbed her last farewell upon y
breast as you toro from her embrace; a?
tionate sisters may have girded on your sabi
smiling amid their tears, as yon have si
the sheen of Heaven's^ own bright sun da
ing among the drops ?( dew; and your Iii
ones may have grouped around you, and w
dered as they gazed upon their fond and gi
,Ue father to sae you transformed into I
grim visaged and determined soldier. 1
necessities of war may not permit ycu to
new, at present, these associations of a hap
past;'but hero, all aroaud you, are mothi
aBd sisters, who with one voice and with c
heart, claim you as their sons ?nd brothe
and stand here as the representa;i ves of ye
homes. Welcome, soldiers ! welcome to c
hearts; and gallant General, (turning to 3
Gen. Hampton,.who wa3 seated on the pl;
form,) thrice welcome to vou '"and your coi
rades, among those who bear in grateful
'membrance your noble deeds in defence
South Carolina and her Confederate sistt
hood. _ (Applause.)
Soldier* ! ?we, are too sear thc great evei
which stir tbe age in wbicb we live to I
hold the ?grandeur of their proportions. Je
as when we stand at thc base of an over han
ing mountain and lift our eyes to the pr?t
piefcs that are beetling above,' we arc unpi
. pared to scan thc proportions which are throw
in such gigantic outliues upon the canvass
th? sky, so must" we, with thc philosoph
historian of futur? years, look- back upc
these humm events before wo can boho!
them in their graudeur or have our hear
stirred by their sublimity.
It is not long since, when yCu and I indul|
ed the grand dream of an American Empii
which saould spread its power from ocean I
ocean. The generation now living have sof
the tide of emigration rolling from the Atlai
tic board until- it lay in tba lap of th?j bros
valley of the Mississippi; and then, over-lea]
ing that barnet!) sweeping onward in its flov
until breaking itself across the mountains,
rested on the edge^of.the Pacific sea, and th
voice of California' echoed to the voice of tj
Atlantic States. -Thora were not wautiri
proud dreamers among, us then, who looke
even beyond this gigantic swell of gre .vin
humanity to the time when the entire con
tinent should bo absorbed, from tho water
of tho Southern sea to the Northern pol?
" No pent up I*tica fhould contract our power!
But tbe whole boundlc3S continent be ours,'
But that fond delusion has been dispellec
Tbe baseless fabric of a visiun has faded fror,
our sight. The stern decree of God t am
down; that proud nation was cloven in twair
and now wc see what we recked not befece
ibat wc had become too great for our good
Alas ! thc day had pasted by when the r.obl
statesmen of th*-country were too puto ti
beoocje the nacki of party; and the time ?it
"rived when placemen wield the baum of jow
rr. Thus the dem: nlhation of eUrcouutr
stood forth embodied in th? last election. Bu
-i?hen the coarse jester of thc West occttpiet
the seat once hallowed by Washington, JefTer
son and Madison, and the crafty politician o
New York stood before the world showing
that coarseness and cunning wero to bs roting
genii of the land-almost too late-just whet
the finger of the clock upon the dial-plate
pointed to the very hour and inotncuit of om
destiny, South Carolina in the van, but fol
lowed shortly after by other sisters of eqnal
courage and magnanimity, dissolved the bonds
of that which had become a profane alliance;
and these banner.?, to-day, wave over a land
^that is resolved to be freo, and over a jmopk
. who have sworn to pass through thc inosl
fearful baptism of blood to secure the rights
and privileges which were about to be wrcs
' ted from our grasp. Fellow-citizen's, thal
event is an epoch of our history, for it separa1
ted us from a section of our country that hac
become bloated in party corruption, and wai
destined soon to fall into premature decay
And upon an issue ordered by Almighty Prov
idence, the confederate South and the" North
measured arms in tho sight of thu nations ol
tho earth. We may noe see the end of it,
but when the work of disintegration shall have
gone forwardj'it will bo found that therein
probably five grand.reim bli es will stand forth
.and constitute a congress of nations on this
Amori' au Continent, like that family of na
tions now seated or. the Continent of. Europe.
? think it is well to live in an age which look?
forward to such a future, and which bus
brought out actors v/hose deeds will bo hero
after signalized "by historians as incidents in
troducer ia this grand change of ibe economy
But I must pa?s to another grand feature ol
this struggle in which we are embarked. Wo
are contending for the preservation of the
Republican principle? for which our. fathers"
fought and which they have transmitted Ui
. ns as ajegacy. I must not.b? tempted into
the discussion of a theme so fruitful*fw this;
but I apprehend that what'muy be thc i\fi-.
?ultie3 we are called upon to grapple, there is
not a heart through all of this broad land
which'is not resolved to work out under God
the sublime problem ol a free Republican
Government. So far as the N-.,rth is concern
ed, she is disabled from inking part in this
mighty enterprise. I will not advert to ber
rapid demoralization, bot only point you? to
the single fact that io the whole structure ol'
Northern society there lit not a. cl AM which
represents tbe congprvative elcmfeiit, and there
fore it is tbat the wild Demoe-acy of thc North
*!-and I use the term in its broad and phil
osophical sense, and not as a tccutiicitl ap
plj0f,tion-like itaze'ppa, ti-id to bis Tartar
steed, bqunding through . the. forests and
fcrcMtir? the broad rivers, will -at las; fail io
its-mad career only wben it falls exhausted,
upon the earth. But as for us of the South,
we place our back -against- that institution
wbich lifts itself up from the bed of- history
like a mighty rock in the midst of the broad
ocean,* and though the fanaticism of the age
injvbicfa we live, like a wave of the sea dashes
itself against this rock, it is only to be broken
into spray, and to prove bow powerless are
human agencies wben they wage war against
the decrees, of God. I believe, as I believe
the fact of roy beiug, that the only hope of
Republican institutions on this continent, is
to be found in the perpetuation of that insti
tution which has been made the occasion of
this war- (Applause.)
We are then contending for the very prin
ciples of our fathersr and^, gentlemen, permit
me to say, that-when the"Convention ol South
Carolina, in that sublime vote which withdrew
her from tho old Federal alliance, threw off
the shackles by which she was bound, it -?id
seem to me as though the spirits-of our fath
ers were in that hall-that the Rutledges,
I the Laurens,', the Pinckncys, and the Haynes
of the past had re-appearcd in those grave and
reverend counsellors, who, with their hearts
solemnly impressed with the fenrof Gqd,
were not afraid to pit their State against all
the fortunes of this fearful and bloody war.
And'whon my thoughts have followed the sol
diers cf our armies on their lonely march and
on the field ot strife, it has seemed, to me that
the spectres of those who suffered at Valley
Forge had risen from their revolutionary bed
to hover around yoti, and testify to you that
you were contending for the principles* for
which they fought, and for which they will
ingly surrendered their lives. Notwithstand
ing all the privations and hardships of the
times, I rejoice that I live abreast of these
mighty scenes, and that it is permitted me io
lift my poor voice in the assertion of those
immortal principles; and may this right hand
forget its cunning, ?nd this vpice be hushed
in death, ere it .ceases to proclaim, beneath
Heaven's own dorne, that it is for a free, hap
py aud glorious^Republican Government, that
we are as prepared to strive and die us. were
our fathers before us. (Applause.)
Once more. There is an awful grandeur in
this struggle-in the loneliness with which it
is conducted. All the nations of earth have
turned away their eyes of sympathy, from us.
All alone, but upon a platform as high as our
own Bine Ridge, a spectacle to the world, and
immediately under the eye of the Great God
vf Hosts and God o? Buttles, we are fighting
for the right and for thc true. Alone-all
alone-upon* the face of the earth ! Let Eng
land and Franee coquette :is long as they may
-as it has been their policy through all the
past to coquette until the- balance of power
"can be grasped by them-but with a firm faith
in the integrity of our principles, and with a
religious trust in the power of Almighty God,
we of tho South, in our infancy, all alone,
will grapple with our foes uutil God, in his
own time, shall grant us our freedom, and we
shall sit beneath our own vibe with none to
molest or make us afraid. - V
. I cannot enter here into the discussion of
the questions involved in these foreign affairs;
but I must not deny myself the privilege crt"
saying a word more as to the issue of this
struggle.. Let none but the deist doubt- I
am tree to say to you that so long as there
is a God, in whom I can believe, and whose
baud. I know, is stretched out io the righte
ous administration ol' human affairs, so long
wilt" I hppe fof my country and for my coun
try's future; and when that hope shad die out
of my heart, the spring of life will be broken.
I shall die with the dying of my hope. "What
though odds be great against us ? They are
less po.w than they have been. For tiree
years we have held the bloodhounds at bay,
and for three years to como, so help us God,
we are able to hold them still at bay. (Cheers.)
Does not heaton spread its bn?ad arch ? Is
not the early and'the huttr ' rain gathered by
Oed into ita cisterns in the sky ? Do not our
fee^ tread the fertile earth which has given
seed'time and harvest to man? Where,
then, is the danger of famine in such ? land
as this ? When you shall gather around these
ample boards, and receive the welcome of
.Carolina's fair daughters to the repast which
thev hare prepared, you will understand that
?w^fcre, at. least by a quadrant of ninety de
grees removed from ail danger of starvation'.
Aud when in turn they look upon these brave
men assembled here,-and rrtnembor that the
Confederacy is girdled b)r thousands of such
n ?Ide hearts, they will haye T;o fesr I'HT the. re
Suldiers ! do you remember tbatstirring inci
dent in Grecian history, when the hosts
poured through the uarrow dtfile of Thermo
pyke, how Themistocles-perhaps the grease*t
name in alb Grecian history-assembled "thc
fighters of Athens uponilie ?bips which le bad
prepared, aud standing upon the pryw of a
vesstl, extended his arms ovj-r tbe-?eet. and
exclaimed: "This now is Athen**!* Have
you iorgotten tho Dutch- war, when the Silent
William, regarded as tho gi eat ?ern of history,
never won a single battle, was always wors
ted, encountered almost insuperable difficul- .
ties in maintaining the organization of his-ar
ray, and yet through ta ir.domiublo will .con- i
dueted theconSidfU nntil tc-dify all Europe :
recoguiz-s th? Dutch Republic as being the I
saviour aud guardian both of tue civil and re- j
ligious liberties of the continent. Shall I
draw your attention nearechoaae. and loll rou
how, through seven years of bloody war, our j
forefathers, with immeasurably less resource's |
than we command, woaried.out an importo- ?
nate and powerful foe, and after he had oc
cupied all of our cities, drove him at last from j
bis strongholds and became the victors and ?
possessors of the soil ? So will it be with ?
us; and when you are called again to face the ;
enemy, remember the benediction ' of your
countrymen and the preciousness of the
treasure you bear; and when ucxt you return
to Carolina's fair soil, may it be Our happi
ness to welcome you not as now, simply de
fenders, but as mighty conquerors ever those
who have fallen beneath your prowess. (Ap
plause.) . x *
Aud now, General, (turning to Gen. Hamp?
ton J I havo au individual confession to make.
It bas been my privilege, a^you know, through
three and twenty years to hold, forth to my
fellow men the Gpspel of the peace and grace
?of .God, and I have not seldom been startled
at tar.-s*)U nd of my own Voice, .when I have
been called upon .again and again?> lift aloft
the r.'d brand of war, and, like the mouk of
another age, wup came irom bis humble
cloister, to summon my countrymen to arms
in-defence of all that was dear to the human
heart. Sichere is a spirit within this breast
which I should perhaps be ashamed to avow,
for it hos sometimes chuted at the restraints
of my calling; and I have almost wished that
the decree which has gone forth, had Bqt-.rcck
.oued the priests among the' womeu. There
have been times when I Wished ttcro was a
spur on my bce? aud at^ sword in my hand;
and yet I must yield to these restraints that
have been put upon me by Divine Providence,
and" co^inue in tfie sphere to which-1* havo
becu assigned. ' In this capacity, let mo say
that to you is allotted a noble destiny. It is
given to you, with your bravo command,*to
sarve your name with thc poiut of your sword
upon the history of your- country. Tho' day
viii come when that blade, which gleam's so
brightly by your^sidfc in the hour of battle,
'viii "be hu-g as'a relic upon your ancestral
walls, and there will come forth some fair
haired urchin who, us he t ak it down, and
springs the rusty blade from "its scai.ibord, will
.nay this was thc sword with which my great
grand father psKsod through the many bat*!-:a
uf the rcvolatijo of 18G0 and 'b'4. " M:irk you,
lo will not till it ? "the .great rebellion," as
neither you nor I doj'but a mighty and stu
pendous revolution, whjen gay* .freedom to
our land. At the Kamo time, there mi
flaxen-baired girl who, as she. turns 01
old family pages of her history, and h
falls upon the name of " Hamnton,', w
to remembrance a family tradmon, tba
certain April day, some seventy-five or
.years ago, ber great grandfather pinn
I emblemed" South Carolina and the Coi
acy as near as he could get it over Gen. ]
[Suiting the action to the word, the
ena speaker advanced to Gen. liam pto
vrith a grace that cannot be described i
guage, attached to his breast an exe
Palmetto badge, interwoven with a miu
Confederate flag.- There was scarcely
eye in the vast assembly, and thc btu'
dier himself could not restrain the tears.1
the act and its associations involuntarily
I *5*hd now, General, (returned Dr. Pal
this is sr secret which neither you nor
honored lady must ask to bo reVealei
daughter of Carolina pins that Symbol i
State and the Confederacy on your bea
h,ave onij to say, in tho name of of the
lady, see to it that South .Curolina and
.Confederacy are saved; and (turning tc
concourse) J now point to you, ladies of i
Carolina, the Chevalier Bayard of the S
-the chivalric knight, " without fear
without reproach." (Greit cheers.)
The Columbia & Hamburg Railro
JAS. G. GIBBES, Chief Engineer, hm
company with his assistants, complete
survey of the route of the Columbia & I
burg Railroad. lu' bis report to the Y
dent and Directors, we find the follow!:
reference to the location of the road :
With a full appreciation of the import
of a direct liner our first efforts were to
a route as near an air line as possible ; bu
examination of the country ; and the re
ot surveys made, soon convinced us of
impracticability of'what was "-called tb
rect line, "except at immense cost; The
tance from Columbia to Augusta in ax
line is sixty-seven miles--the Stage Rt
as it is culled,) round by the Ridge, bi
abouf seventy-five miles.
After full and elaborate surveys of
country South of the ridge, or dividing
between the waters of the. Saluda on
North and Congare? on the South, wc M
fully' convinced that it . would be the 1
policy for us to decide on a location on
ridge-expecting by this to obtain a line**
would have but little heavy work on it, 1
would be but about seven miles longer tl
an-air line. The result, though, of subsequ
surveys, proved the fact that if. we foliov
round the ridge it .would, be impossible
make tho descent* to the town of Hambc
The descent of over 450 feet .having to
made in a distance Of about six miles, wo
require grades of seventy feet per mile, wh
it would not be advisable to'adopt. C
efforts were theu directed to 2nd a route
which we could get from Hamburg up to l
ridge, where the ascent could be made w
lighter grades. The'only practical routes
lng up the valley of either Big. or Lit
Horse Creek, the result of the surveys v,
such as to" canse us to decide on the line
Big Horse Creek as the most advisable, a
the location hus been accordingly mad?
that stream-..making the entire line frc
Hamburg to Columbia a little less than ci?
ty miles. Starting in the town of "Harabui
from a point on the Savannah River,-abou!
half milo below the present railroad briely
the line crosses the track of the South Cai
lina Railroad, ab jut two sind a half mil
from Hamburer, and thence running near
parallel ith that road for several rrles, ere
sos LittL Horse Creek, and following up t
North side of Big Horse Creek, a little' Nor
of tho Bath Paper .Mills, and near Granit
ville, crosses to the South or East side
the creek; thence passing through the stree
of "Graniteville aud near Vaucluse, Hali
Miles' Milk, the line ascends to the ridgo
Kirksey's, justin rear of the Pine House
distance of twenty-t)tree*railes from Hm
burg, anil where the liuc U w ithin six mi!
of the town bf Edgclield. The elevation
thc ridge at this point bein? o'50 feet abc'
tide water,' and OOO feet above th? level
the starring poiut in'the town of Ham bar
grades not exceeding forty-two icct per mi
being-necessary to liiake tho ascent l.o tl
ridge. From Grftr.it?rillo to the Pin? Houa
a diitasce of "thirteen miles, tho W?ik
gray!nation will be very heavy-Horse Cree
having uv.be crowed sevtr.il times. Ero
the Pino Housa'the line follows very mne
tho course 01 i ?ie public roae!. crossing Shu/j
Creek, near Hatcher's Mill, at an devatlr
of forty-five feet, thence by Lott's P. 0., (
Ward's, Spann's Church, Majir Watson's D
Youngblood's, Bates', on to Hendrix'?,- <
which place it diverges South ^of the mai
Columbia Road, and passing across Gilbt;,
Hollow, near the head of Littler Juniper, i
follow* nearly the cour&e of what is calle
the Twa Notch Road, near the Ronnel bli
Church, and within three-quarters of a mil
of Lexington C. H., on to Sharp's.- Most e
the work from the point of ascending tb
ridge'near the Pine House will bo light, wit
tk'si'exception of the crossing of SJinw'? Cree
and the Gil?jert Hollow." At thia latter plac
an embankment of forty feet will-be DCcexst
ry for several hundred feet. From Sharp'f
the.line takes very much the course of th
public road, crossing Six Mile Branch at a:
elevation of forty-five feet, and crossing th
Congarec River about on: mile below th
present bridge at an elevation of fifty-eigh'
feet, and where it is 900 feet wide, passes jus
in the rear of the new shops of the Souti
Carolina Railroad on to the depot used tr
the South Carolina and Greenville Railroads
One important argument ?ri favor'of thi
present location is the practicability of uni
ting temporarily with the South. Carolin!
Railroad at Graniteville, and thereby savi
ten miles of distance. If the road is con
structed during the war whilst iron is so difrt
cult to bu procured, this will beavcryimp?r
tant item. The location is such" that a cou
nectiou can readily be made at that point
and the completion to Augusta made at an;
future day. The business,, too, that will conn
ifi the road* from the Graniteville und Vau
clu?e Manufacturing Co?rpanies will bo nt
? inconsiderable item in the estimated business
of thc read. Every effort has boen made ir
the location ofHbc road to avoid "ort curve
and high grades. Still, thc character of tht
country has flfcidbicCi absolutely necessary
thu use of glades of forty-feet per mile, anci
iu one or two instauces of grades of ?lHcet
Cu a road that is expected to . do mostly 1
?assengcr business, these grades will no
prove objectionable, especially as the grade!
descend each way from tho ridge-the.conse
quenco of which will be that maximum badi
j will never-be- necessary on the?up grades
i The curvature is generally light; curves 0
large radii being used in most instances. ~
Reconsidering the arguments in favor 0;
tba ridge-lino, we took-into consideration no;
..only the businesBtthat would be obtained- ba
ilie road through the rich section of country
along the ridge, butanother>matt?r, that maj
oventually be an important one-a road from
Aiken to Ninety-Six hus long been in cou
templation. The locution of this rond ou the
ridge will obviate tho necessity of the con
? etruction of more than one-half of this pro
' posed linc, as its point of intersection, the
j busiuess and trade of the rich valley of Sa
i luda will have all the facilities^ desired, bv a
i c!irect_connection both with*.Columbia and
j Augusta, tn? termini of thu read, and woiud
I hriye'no niducotnenta to cohtiuue thfi.r line to
' Aiken, involving, aa it would, thc tfocetruciion
1 ?f fifteen to twenty miles of very oxrjeofiive
road, without gaining- anything rra'eri
so doing. A connection with the to?
Edgefield can also be made by a short
of but six miles, the construction of i
would no doubt be made by^ the citize
that'place. As regards the crossing o
vaiMiah River into the city of Augoa
would merely say that the present locat
such as will admit of the line being carri
i any direction that may hereafter be i
j most advisable, immediate action on that
not being deemed necessary.
Message of f resident Davis. -
RICHMONU, May 2.-Both Houses of
gross assembled and organized at 12 n
.day,'a quorum of each beirjg present. T
Senators and sixty, members-^f the H
were in attendance.' All tho old officers
re-elected without opposition. Speaker
.cock delivered an eloquent address.
Hunter.wa* elected President pro tem ol
Senate. During a debate on an incid<
question, Mr. Johnson, of Arkansas, exp
ed the opinion that "tho session would
continue longer than two weeks. The P
dent's message was delivered at kali pi
I by his private secretary; and was read in
Houses. The following is a passage :
Congress has assembled, under eire
stances of deep interest to the country,
'it is pecularly fortunate that the newly c?e
members will be able*to devise meas
.adapted ta the wants of the public ser.
A sufficient time has not elapsed to test e
tuai ly the important laws the last Cong
passed. The war commenced against r.
still characterized, by ..the barbarity ^
which it caa heretofore been conducted
the euerxiy. ASer mentioning some of
recurring atrocities of the enemy, the Pi
debt sayB Christendom,; sooner or later, i
mete to them the condemnation such brut
ty deserves. The people .of the invaded i
t riots have borne their sufferings pa tier
and .with fortitude, while the army is i
state of cheerfulness and hope. From ev
camp comes thc sterling soildier patriot,
vokiqg all the devotion, and their whole
ergy in tue cause, ia tho success of wh
their conGdence has never failed. Congr
meets again, notwithstanding thc threats
our subjugation, made three years ago, b
people who pres?me to assert their title
the Government of States, whose SQvereigi
is recognized by france.and Great Brita
The President comments upon the simulai
neutrality of foreign Governments, and s<
no prospecL of any change in the" course he
tofotc pursued by them. . The same roast
exist now which have existed heretofore, w
we should continue to employ every availal
element of'success.- The exchange of prit
ners bas been resumed by the enemy, but
assurance is given of bis intentions to car
out. the provisions of the cartel. The rep*,
of the Secretary of the Treasury is aliud
to, and it is slated that tho law of the It
session contracting ?bas had the desired elle
and that by the first of July thc amount w
be reduced to a puru not exceeding $230^00!
OOO. The President resolutely advises agair.
an increase of circulation. Assures Congre
the discipline of the troops has kept pace wi
the improvement in material equipment. Tl
special attention of Congress is invoked
the recommendation of the Secretary of W
in relation to the army. After alluding
the recent campaign, in which-the enemy h
been defeated, tho President closes as follow
Let us then stand resolute,- devoting our e
ergies to the realization of thc bright antic
pations which encourage us, -.nd not forg
that our bumble and nest grateful. th?ul
are due to Him, wk t whose grace "ai
protection all human eiforts are of uo avail
-? -?.- ?
Return of Confederate Prisoners.
By the Yankee flag of truce .steamer Ne
York, three hundred and eitbtv Confedera
prisoners arrived at City Point last Tkursd.
night. They were brought to tbis cuy S ;
un?ay night, reaching tho wharf at Rocket!
at eight o'clock, p. .m., when they were mt
by a Urge number ol' citizens with a bund i
music and escorted to their, quarters. Tl
men were carried to Chimborazo hospita
Sonto ni" the officers, of whom there were b<
twees ?ftv at;d sixty;, went to private quarter
to the offices'hospital, on 10t.li street, botwec
Marshell .md Clny.
AU of the officers and men aro invalid
either from the r-ffects of uncured wounds >,
siekuesi.- Private J, 0. Sheppard diejjlo;i on
boat between City Point and thia" city.
There are now at Point Lookout, of ou
prisoners, three hundred aud forty-seven off
cers, two of whom are Colonels, and nin
thousand enlisted men. On tho 25th uh., o
Which dn-gth:* iustalment of prisoners lcfi
there were tiguty or dur men at Point Looli
oul*in th>; small pox hospital.
A new horror has boen added to prison IH
at Foint Loo?ru?l hinco the capture ol' For
Pilli iw. The post is garrisoned by negroes
and they seem tobeen made perfect de
mons by thc stories of tho4i massacre-' of tb
blacks at Fort Pillow. They not only tyran
nize and insult our men, in every conceivabli
manner, but they have taken Xojhooting ou
prisoners, ou the merest j retext, in revengi
for the Fort Pillow atiair. Up to the time o
the leaviiig ot'our informant three of our mci
bau been shot, ona killed, by tiie=* uegr;
guar<.*,.aod such wa? their revengeful pas?ioi
and the wantonness cf their firing .that o?i
prisoners had to be very guarded lest th(
'slightest pretext" might.,be seized upon as ar
e-cuse for one of these black savages dis
dirging bis musket upon them.
?57* At ameotiug of tho directors of thc Co
lumbi? and ?Hamburg S. C. Railroad, held en tb<
2Sth ul.., it wu? resolved that tho President b?
requested to go to Ricbmtiud and advise with tbc
government as to tho prupriety of a vigorous pros
ecution of the work of construction, and that, ia
the mean time, a fow contractors who arc reatT^
bo put to work.
??T~ The Selma Dispatch learns from gentle
men from Deuiopolis, who arrived ia that city
. that a courier arrived at Gen. Polk's headquarter?
WodneadAy morning, bearing a dispatch front
Col. Scott, annoureing the capture nf Banks and
his entire army by Gen. Smith's forees.
BX Virtue of an order from W. F. Durisoe. Or
dinary of Edgefield District, I will proceed
le '.ul! at tho lato residence of L. W. MAYS; ae
cca.icd, on THURSDAY, the 19tb MAY, all thu
Real and Personal Estate of -said deceased, em
bracing ONE TRACT OF LAND of
Alore or less, adjoining lands of Dr. J. A. De
vore, T. W.Ltfnham, Josiah Lanham and others.
The Personaf property consists in part of
12 Likely Negroes,
HORSES, MULES, CATTLE, HOGS,
CORN, FODDER, PEAS,SHUCKS,
COTTON- IN THE SEED, * .
Grcon Hides in Tan, Plantation'Tools, one Ro?a
Wagon, one one-horse Wagon, one Buggy
and Harness, Household and Kitchen
? Ftn**aiture, ono Double barrel Shot . ' ?
"Gun, one Paddle, ic, Ac.
. TERMS.-For all sion? of and under $20 Cash ;
over thal, amount oh" a orodit of twelve months,
with filterest from day of jaie.
GEO. lt. MAYS, Er'or.
May 3_?_*? gt '* 19
RAISE ?01 MILES !
ASUPERIOR JACK will stand the ensuing
Spring Season at Dr. R. T. 'Mima' Stomn
Mill." 'Jwfas $20 tho Season-tho ujnney to ac
company tho mare. Tho Season \n Cumtooueu
tho 111 ih ?lurr ii and ?do?e tho lat June. .
j -<r^ J. H. MI*5.
1 Feb" IB tf 8
Tax Collector's Noti
IV," I LL attend th 3 timon and places her
mentioned to finish c Meeting the St:
j District Tax for the year 18G3, commonci
1st October 1852. I will commence at
Edgefield C. H., - Monda.-, 2d
Tine House,*'. Taesday, 3d
John Curry's, Same evening, 3 <
Cherokoe EondSj Wednosday,.4th v
.^Hamburg, . Thursday, 5th
*** " Friday, Cth
Beach Island, Saturday, 7th
Grauiieville, Monday, , 9th
Hatcher's, Tuesday, 10th
John SoiglcrV, Samo orening, 3 0
Lybra?d's" Wednesday, 11th J
Ridge, Thursday, 12th
Dr. J. C. Ready's, ' Friday, 13th
Elton, Monday, Ifith
Edgefield C. n. Tuesday, -17th
Wiley. Glover's, Wednesday, ISth
Rod Hilly Thursday, J 9th
J..A. Talbert's, Friday, J^/th
John Cheatham's, ""\Sauic ovening, 3 0
Pleasant Lane, Saturday, 2 Inti
Shfttterfield, ? Monday, . 23d
Liberty Hill, .' Tuesday/ _24th
? " " Wcdnesday/.2:th
White House, -t Thursday. 26th
Edward Howie, Friday, 27th
j Woodlawn, Saturday, 28th
A. Morgan's Monday, 30th
J. S. Stoyly's Wednesday, 1st J
"Doras Mills,. Thursday, 2nd
Rountree's Store, . Friday, 3rd
A. Kemp's, Saturday, '4lh
Haltiwanger?, Monday, ' f.th
Juli am Culbrcath's Tuesday, 7th
Coleman's X Roads, Wednesday, 8th
Perry's X Roads, Thursday, 9th
Jacob Huiet's, Friday, * J Otb 1
Micklers, . Saturday^ 11th '
Richardsons, Monday, 13tn <
Mt. Willing, Tuesday, 14th ?
Mrs. Gibson's, Wednesday, 15th '
Goorge Addy's), Same evoning, 4 o'cl
Mrs. Norrie's, Thursday, 16th '
Dr. John Mobloy's, Friday, 17tb '
Mrs! Allen's, Saturday, 18th 1
After which time my Books will close fo
Stat? und District Tax. I hopo Tax payer:
bo punctual in making returns and payiuj
same, and save being double Taxed.
At tho samo time and places in the 12th Cc
tion District for the Confederate War Tax,
posed of the 9th and 7th Regiments, I will rei
Roturas and Assess the snihe, of tho odditi
income Tax. This is an additional Tax ou pi
derived frora'buying and selling during thc
1863, any SpirituousLiqu'?r9, Flour, Wheat, C
Rice, Sugar, Molasses or Syrup, Salt/Bacon, I
Hugs, Beef or Beef Cattle, ..Sheep, Oats, 1
Fodder, Raw Hides. Leathon Horses, M
Boots, Shpes, Cotton Yarns,.Wool, Woolen, Co
or Mixed Cloths, nats, Wagon?, Harness, (
Iron, Steel or Nails. Also, all profits made
buying and Bolling Money, Gold, Silver, For
Exchange, Stocks, Notes, Debts,' Credits, or C
g?tions of ?.ny kind, or any Merchandise, Pro
ty, or effects of any kind, net enumerated, a
of 10 per cont is levied.
I will also receive- Returns of tho nett I
slaughtered by any Person betweon the 2 Ith A
1663, and tho 1st of March ISO, us all are !
jert te this Tax in Kind except those who did
slaughter .more .han 250 lbs., and they are exec
.Also Registered PeisonB uro required to m
returns of their quarterly sales JOT thc qua
commencing the Int January aud ending the I
Also, on tho amount of all Profits exceed
Twenty-five per cont, mido during '.ho year 15
by any Banking Company, Railroad, 'i'elegrji
Manufacturing or other Joint Stocir Compon]
any description whatover whether jaco.-u/'rateii
not. a Tax of Twenty-five ptr cent, is lut ?et
in addition to tho Income Tax of .such Banki
Couipauii-:: under Act of 24th April 1??3.
. THEpS. DEAN, Assessor
12th Collection Dist
Apr 26 ._7t . ll
** Assessor's Notice.
IWILL attend at tit*) tim" .nd placos indica
below to receivo returns of Taxes levied, \
der the" Act of Congrees of 17th February. IS
This Tax is an addition-to tho Tax on Inco
and Profits under tho Tax Act of 24th Apr. IS.
Allen Kemp's, Monday, 2d May
J. S. Sniyly's, Tuesday, 3d "
Dom's Mills, Wei!uc.<duy, 4th "
Roimtuo'i Store, That adey, 5th "
W. N. So?i;c'? . Frida/, t?th "
UalunjaneerVStore, S -'.-.rd'ay, 7th "
Ishatn Galbreath's Munday, 9th "
Coleman's X Roa-Js, Tuesday, loth "
Perry's, ' Wedutisday, 11th "
Hnit-t's Store, Thursday, 12th "
Micklcr's, Friday, 13th "
Richardson's, Saturday, ,14th "
Mrs. Allen's, Monday, loth "
Dr. J. C. Ready's, Tuesday, 17th f*
Ridge,? Wednesday, 18th "
James D. Watson's, Monday, " 23d "
? Mrs. Norris', * Tuosday, 24th "
George Addy's, Wednesday, 25th "
Mrs. Gibson's, Thursday," I'Gtb "
Mount Willing, Friday, 27tU "
Dr. J. R. Mobloy'f, Saturday, 28th "
Tax Poyors are required to rc?inrn sJJ profl
mode by .buying and selling at asy time bctr. ec
the 1st day of January 1883, and. tho let diy 1
January 1864, any Spirituous Liqu?rs, Flou
Wheat," Corn, Rice, .Sugar, Molasses or Syroi
Salt, Bacon, Pork, Hogs, Beef or Beef Catt!
Sheep, Oats, Hay, Foddor, Raw Hid?, Leatbc
Horses, Mules, Boots, t'hoes, Cotton Yarns, Woo
Wooleu, Cotton or Mixed Cloths, Hats, Wagon
Harness, Coal, Iron, Steel or Nails.
Also, all profits modo by buajng and Sellin
Money, Gold, Silver, Foroigu Exchange, Stock
Note,-;, Debts, Credits or Obligations of any kim
or any Morchandize, Property, ?or effects of an
kind not ouumcrattd in, tho preceding paragrap
a tax of 111 per ceut. shall be assessed aud cu
Nett Pnrk.-Those persons who harp filled t
moke their roturns of Pork will save"tbomselvc
much'trouble and expense by doing 10 forthwitl
Registered*Tax Payers are required also'to rc
turn their quarterly sales fvr tba quarter endin
."lil March, or they will bo liable to a double ta
ll. O. G RIEFIN, -
* Assessor 13th Col. Dist.'
Apf 19,. ._ Ct, . 17.
State of South Carolina
I y O lt J) I KARY.
BY W. F. D?KIS0E, Esq., Ordinary of Edg
Whereas, Pickoop ?. Ryan has applied to m
for Letters of Administrati on, with thu will un
nexcd,_ou a'l.and siiifulnr tho goods mid chat
tels, rights a?u credits of. Sarah F. Ryuti, lute 0
thc District aforesaid, dce'd.
These are, therofore, to.cito aud admonish ni
and singular, this kindred, aud croditofs of th
said deceased, to bc and appear before 1110, ut ou
uoxt Oidiunry's Court -br tho sMd District, to b
boldon atEdgeQeld C. IL, ou tho' 14th day q
May ucxt, to show ' cause, if any, why the sail
administration should not be granted. Jj
Givon under my hand apd seal, this 30th da;
of^Apr in tho year of our Lord one tbousam
eight huudred ajd Sixty-four, aud in the eighty
eighth year of tho Independence of South Caro
lina, W. F." DURISOE, O.F..D.
CAMP 24TH S, CV.,
N?AH DALTOV, G>a., Apr. 19th, 1864.
ALL ADSENTEES^om Co. -K, 24th S. C. V.
without proper nuthority, will report t<
their command immediately. If they are no
ublo to report In person they viii send a cortifi
cate from a Medical F tamtam ip Board. Certifi
eaten of private Physiciaus will, not bo noticed
Those who fail to report will bo* published as do
scrtors and treated as "such.
' TTC MORGAN, Capt'-O
Co. K, 24th S. C. V.
May 2_2t? 10 ;
ALL persons who aro defaulters iu eenuin*
HANDS from this District to WORK O?
THE FGJ.TIFICATIONS ON THE COAST, an
hereby-notified thal tboy aro required to d.ellvei
thoir hund? ou Saturday the 14th inclaut,. Co'clocl
A. M., at Hamburg, 3. C., where ah. Agent -wil
attend-1 to receiving and forwarding thom tc
Charleston. Those who falito Beadr'tteir bandi
will be iwDiadiately arrested and Tint dowu at UK
ownor's expons?. <?t
WM. SPIRES, fl. ?.'n.
Edgufiold C. H;, May 2nd, l?fft;- 2tl?v
ALL pct son* having claims against thc Estab
of Susan F. Tnlbn-t, dee'd., are notified tc
i T?V?E&i?ii la forthwith properly ut taaicd. :
I. JAS. ADALBERT, Ad'or
1 Nov 24 . tf ?
. , :. . " . ..: ?#
For Tax Collector.
BENJ. ROPER, .
C. M. MAY,
. BERRY HORNE,
W. H. HOLLOWAY,
HEAD QUARTERS, "
DEFT.S. CAROLINA, GEORGIA FLORIDA,
CJIAP.L2ST0J?, S. C., April ?A, 186*.
?N order to'expedite tho fonra-diiig of package*
tu tho Soldiers in-thia command, Lieut. J. J.
MELLON, in addition to hu general duties, is
hereby announced' ss Agent for' the 'reception of
packages forwarded to thn'tlraops is ibis-Depart
ment n^lbeir frionas.,
He will moke arrangements' to- rcceivo ot tho
Railway-Depots,' and from the -;Eipwa Compa
ny, all pnekages or parcels addroased to soldiers,
and will be k.eld-responaible for their prompt dis
SpVoial attention should he paid to tba direc
tion of boxos, tte. - The natue bf the soldier, and
letter of-tho Company to which be belongs, or the
name.of the Captain, os well as tb?* nam ber of
tho Regiment, should bo in thQ. ador?se,
^Packages must not contain mora than orfbaa .
drod pounds-be- well secured-and gent at tho
expense of the shipper. .
By oomnusd of Gonsral BEAUREGARD.
H. WEMYSS EEILDEN,
? Captain ? A. A. G.
Having been assigned to .the above duty my
Onice will be for tb o present on Hudson Street,
3d door from Kine Streets.
JOHN J.. MELLON, Lieut., Aa.
Apr 19 lm IT
, ^J. - ?-y~-?- ?
Barter ! Barter !
THE GRANITE VILLE MANUFACTURING
COMPANY will Barter Cloth for Pro
duce, on the'following terms :
Ono Yard 4-4 Sheeting, Drillrox Oanaburga, or
lichter Cloth in proportion, for a pound of Bacon
Sides, a pound of Lard or Tallow.
Three yards of the sam?, and- in tho same pro
portion for light go cds, for a "bushel of Cora or
Peas, or a hundred nonada of good Fodder.
Fifty yards of the.same, and sams proportion
of light goods, for a barrel bf Supoifine Flour.
Throo yards ss abovo for a gallon -of Sorgho
A ll articles must be delivered at Granit?Ville
where tho 'exchanges will he made. The highest
pr?00 given fer good white clean Cotton, with or
without cloth covering-and the sano paid for
In Cloth at market ratos/
.' -WM. GREGG, Pres'tr
Apr 12 ?t tf ?8
THIS THOUROUGH BRED, four mlle berne,
will stand thc present season ot thofollow
ing places,.viz : On-'-third of his time at Curry
ton ; one-third at the plantation of John A. Wise,
sod one-third at Luther Getzon's, at the following
?rices : By the Season, $30. ; by Insurance, $o>. .
1 to groom in each case.
SAM HOUSTON is a beautiful mahogany bay,
sixteen bands and 1 j inches high, combining size,
action, form, style, speed, atom?a* aad symmetry
SAM HOUSTON was sired^ William Worth ;
he by Shannon ; Shannon by the celebrated rasa
horse Folth. Shannon!? dam waa the celebrated
race more Clara Fisher ; Worth's dam ' was old
Flora ; Flora was o f?ll zitier to'old Barton,. Sam
Houston's dam nae sired by Shannon ; ber dam
by Belair ; grand-data by old imported Top Gsdi-.
ten. . ' '
SAM HOUSTON is reputed a sura-fool getter.
Season to commence from this date,- and to con*
tinuo until the 10th'June. -
li. A- SHAW.
. Apr ll ft ' " lp
-i---i-- ? . '
Estate Notice, "
PERSONS having claims against Ure Estate of
Dr. E. Bland, dee'd., are requested to prt
fent the same forthwith to Mr. Janie? M. Harri
son, who is my authorised Agont ta sottling np
tho business of the Estate
R. S. BLAND, Adm'x.
Nov 4 ti* rf. 44
A LL persons having claims against the Eatat*
I\. of Jas. S.* Adams, dee'd, are notified ta render
thom in, proper'.y attested, befyre the 1st Dee.
1 SO I, and tb-.'so indebted totiaid Estate will please
pay the seine without delay.
A- G. TURNER, Adm'or.
. Nov.-25, ly* 47
ALL persons indebted w the Eg ta fe of Wm,
Toney, dee'd, will pay tho asme without delay,
and thoso haring clnlstts against said Estate are
notified to rendor theo In properly" attested, to
Dr. J. B. Courtney, Agent for tho Administrator,
forthwith, as we desire to close np. the Es tact aa
soon aa possible ' . .
GEO. J. TONE Y," Asl'or.
Nov. 25 _. . .ly? / 47
?lceep constantly on bani a full atoak of Waleut
and Mahogany COFFINS, whion, from and
aftor this date, will be sold for CASH, and at
prices as reasonable as tho times willadmit of.
- The use of the HEARSE will be charged for ,
according lo tho same ratio.
,? JOHN M. WIT?. '
Edgeftold, S. C., Got IB, 18?3. tf Kit %
ALL peraonn ia any ir ice indebted to the Es Ut o
of Ev M. Penn, "doe'd., aroasrte6tIy, request,
ed to como forward and. Bottle np witbo*.'. delay.
Thooo.having claims agaiusi Enid Esf'U.irill ren
der them in, properly attested, ot ru early date,
0. T:. IKNN, Adm'or.
. Aug 4 _?". ? tS . - :;i
Tftfl'.RS. NANCY JONES, living at the- old toll
IJfJt gate,-on tho Plank Road, two m.'dea below
*u Pine "House, toll* ..before trie : a- ?ark BAY
HORSE, fiftton aud skf hands "i:gh, .jft hind
foot white, with a small -white" snip ott Ma. nose,
abd shod ell ronn'd, supposed to bo ten yeOrs old;
co othor marks, or brands perceivable. Appralr-e^
to bo wp?ta $:)00. ' A. JONES, M. E. D.
Feb otb, 18?.4, ... Im?t V 7 -
A' FINAL SETTLEMENT on. tho Estate of
ilk, Winlrey-Whitlock, doe'd.,. will'ko. made in
tb? Ordinary's ?mce, on, Tuesday, 7th^nner18d4.
The^HeirS of sadd Estate' wiH Uko due notice and
meet tho Administrator ca the day1 above, mon
tioiiod. . GEO. WlHTHJCK, Ad'or.
.Mar7_- -3m-" . n
AFINAL SETTLEMBNT ^ontHka ?state of
El?jubelh Whitlock," dee'd., will bo made in
uhu Ordinary's/?Wco, on'Tuosday, 7tb June, 1864.
The Heirs of said Estato will take duo notice and
meet the Administrators at the time ?ana.place
. v GEO. WHITLOCK;
(I , W. T?R NEB,
jXarr . 3in 'll ' Adm'orsT -
> ~ ', Ethan Alfen \
r?nH?^thorough bre#*youug ?STALLION-will
X staind*tho Spring Season at tt?e-Snb?cjjjMr*a
plantation, at*35'tho Season, of $75 to insure
tho money'due bri tho 1st Jtme^.at the cad1 of tho
se?sott-* -t- -. . .
ETHAN ALLEN bvjpit of .a Messenger mar?
hr Etban-AlUh-j'Bc ^FTymcMqrgan-tho-kest
trottiflg stock knovT?j ^
ETHAN-ALLEN ia a boffllful 6??' 16 banda
high, acvJBwearfr yid, and;of'Uno for??- oaTd ao-.
rion 1I?*M BB lino colu as can bosbovru- in, tho
Mor,g9 ' : tf . v. S 41
ALL persons having claims aganist the Estate
of P. P.atppyv dee'd., aro Toqu'ested .Aoj)rc
? sent them on or before tb? lit of June, 'isVTdn
I tund to have a flnal<*lt?eniont on ' suld Estate on ?
!-that'doy; JAB: CALLIcXfi, Adoi'x.
I' Apr 30 " 18