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From the Georgia Front? *
ATLANTA, July ?20.-The enemy made a
strong demonstration yesten1 y snd ibis moni
lng nn our right near Decatur, (?en. il - >. >ci
attacked their ri-rltt at lour thw aftVrndon on
Peach Tree Creek, near the Chattahoochee,
lu a Jew inimit?* the ei*^y were driven-in to
th.-ir works, ami thc'eolucs of tho '?'.id New
Jersey and about three hundred prisoners
captured from Hooker's corps. Our loss
not heavy,mostly slightly wounded. Rrig.
Gen. Stevens, of Sou til Carolina, was wound
ed, it is. feared mortally. . Miij. Freston, for
merly of Gen. Johnston's sta?', was hilled.
There was some skirmishing on our right,
where th* enemy attacked our entrenchments*.
After beius repulsed ocr cavalry, under Gen
eral Wheeler, drove th,uu, with repeated
charges, towards Decatur. Yesterday even
ing Reynold's Arkansas brigade, which cross
ed Peach Tree Creek, drove them back, tak
ing two stand of colors and one hundred and
.thirty prisoners. Our troops aro in fine
' spirits to-night.
Thc Great Battle Commenced.
ATLANTA, July 22.
About two o'clock thi3 afternoon the ene
ray attacked our left, under Stewart, with
great vigor and were received with a galiiug
Cref/orn both artillery and infantry which'
caused'thern.to falt.'f. When the order was
given to charge, our troops left their breast
works and charged with great gallantry,
driving the enemy from two Hues ol' their en
trenchments, inflicting immense slaughter,
capturing a large number of prisoners, and
22 piece.-- ol' artillery. Among their ki?ied
are Gens. alcPccrson, shot through thc-hcart;
Brig. Gen. Giles A. Smith, apel the Yankee
i'ieD. Hood. Gen..Gitshan lost a kg.
Gen. Haidee having passed cronnd the
enemy's ilauk is now iu their rear doing good
Gen. Wheeler last evening attacked ,the.
enemy's left in the neighborhood of Decatur,
drove them back capturing ?O? wagons with
supplies, aud a large number cf prisoners.
' He is still pursuing them.
There was very little lighting after dark
Two thousand prisoners, fcevcuty-five Co:u
nP<:ioued officers, twenty-five pieces of ar
tillery, 2nd, seven stands of colors have been
Losses on either side not yet known. Ours
was severe in officers ?,
This mornin? some little skirmishing on our
RICHMOND, July 2<?.
The following Official Dispatch was re
ceived at noou to day.
HEADQUARTERS., ATLANTA- July 22. J
10 o'clock P. MA" S
To the Secfy, rf Wur.
The army shifted its position fronting on
Peach tree "Creek last night and Stewart's
and Cheatbam's corps formed line of bettie
around the city, Hardee's corps made a nieht
march and "ittncked the enemy's'extreme ?eft
to-day abo-i one o'clock, lie drove them
from their works, capturing sixteen pieces of
artillery and five stand of color-.' Chcalhnm
also attacked the enemy, capturing ?ix pieces
pf artillery D?ring tho engagement we cap
tured about two thciuand prisoners.
Wheeler's cavalry routed the enemy, near
Deca'ur to-day, capturing his camp.
Our loss not yet tully ascertained. Major
Gen. Walker was killed. Brig. Gens. Smith,
GHt, and Mercer, wounded.
Prisoners report McPherson killed. Our
troops actpd with great gallantry.
(Signed) . W. B. Hoon, Geu.
FROM VIRGINIA/- All remains quiet on the
James. Gran:, it is said, i&getting back some
of his troops from Washington, but to what
extent as yet is unknown, lt is supposed
that most of them will be returned by way of
Portsmouth and the Norfolk & Petersburg
Railroad, that route being the less exposed
The spoils from Marylaa?iflre on tho way
ro Richmond, properly guarded. They are
immense, and will mako a considerable kern
in the army fur th? .campaign.
AMUSING INCIDENT.-Quite a ludicrous in
cident occurred on our Chesterfield front a
day or two since. One of the rebel privates,
who boasts a shirt which was once white,
subjected it to the washing process, and after
cleansing it to the best of his ability, hiing
it on a 6tick, and placed the slick in the
trenches. The wi"d was blowing briskly,
and hbo shirt soon became sufficiently day to
llutter in thc breeze, which it did with r.o
little display. Presently, a couple of Feder
al officers, very handsomely uniformed, were
seen advancing to our lines, xvitha white fing
hoisted. -They soon reached our breastwork--,
and one, who ranked as Major, enquired with
^.?Coming gravity, Gentlemen, what is your
wisii?" "I.don't understand you sir," re
sponded tfce Confederate officer of tho day.
." Vou have displayed ihe white f?a?;," quick
ly rejoined the JTanktp, " and we have come
to see its e? use." "You. are mist ak en sir,"
jt's only a newly washed shirt, hung up to
dry." Yankee officer looked first at the 3hirt,
and then at the Confederate he was address
ing, and realizing the truth as well as ?he lu
dicrousness of his position, his demure phiz
speedily relaxed into a broad erin. Without
nnoiher word, fhc-couple about faced andsoon
found their way back io their own lines.
Our boys were greatly amused to think a
Yankee could not tell a shirt from a Aug of
A SOUND LETTER-Tho 'Ssntinel copies
from the New York Daily News, a letter from
Col. .Marshal Anderson, decclicing the nonil
nation of State Elector on the Ohio Demo-'
eratic State ticket. The News copies the
letter from the Columbus (Ohio) Crisis. Col
onel Audersou is a-*"brother of Gen. Robt.
Anderson, of Fort Sumter notoriety, and is
out and out for peace with thc Conf?deracv
.and against the war. He justly" denounces
the Yankees as the oppressors of the West
ern Slates, and openly declares in favor of
separationdrom them, and the establishment
of a We-teirn Confederacy. He -*ajs: Over>
above, and pressine down on our national
burdens, ?re poor Western serf* are crushed
to tlt% earth by mir factory masters*-by Low
ell lords and shoddy ladies. Peasants and
herods of thc West, you are but tenant vassa's*
for the Kabobs of the East.? * * * j nrij j
tired working for Yankee?: ask master?; I Laie
their selfish meanness; and therefore J am ?D
favor of a Western Confederacy. I Lave
paid tribute leng enough to the looms and
spindles of the Fast. I wish no longer to
be the political pack mule of New England.
THE ADV E RT IS E.R.'
??J?pS T. BACON, ELITOR^
UTEPXESUAY, JULY 27, I8?4.
Inciense iu Our Terms.
Willi tho upward tendency nf everything in t'ne
wuy of provisions, ololb'hr, ptipcr, labor, Ste,
?c., we too are forced.to i:'i\anco our prig es, aud
now place tho Adeertiier at Eight Dollarn ^>cr
ytar in advance, and AdeeSmputg at ??' j per-sqnu?e
for eaah insertion.
Tboso nf t ur patrons wi.o prefer to pity GB-in
provisions; ;:t < bi prie- s, nan bare the paper nt $1
per annum, nin? bave steh advcrliseuifuts p?h
lisbed as ibey may want at our old raies \ ?7..: ?1
per st?nure for the Bret, sud 30 cts. for each sub
July-SO, J SOI.
. ? - -- . ? .?-*-.
Weather unseasonably cool. Drought fearful
110 larger a laughing matter. ^Watermelons iu
abundauco gt $."> apiece-tl.e price, not the abun
dance-being thc ground of complaint
916 tut eitle. *
Wo understand thai a lunn named LEWI.: BAU
TE E Wile killed a for days ago ut Vaucluse by
another mun named JAM KS SUIKI.LV. Thc why
and wherefore of this deed, wo have not yet
? A little more folding of the Hands."
? Thc order, published in our lust, calling ont
: be Reservo?, is countermanded ; so our sturdy
and useful men on tho shady side of lorty.five,
and our striplings of seventeen are to sloy n;
home for tho present. Not to fold their'hands
however, as wc jestingly write above, but, ibo
one, to make provisions for people at large, and
soldiers in the army, to eat ; and the other, to gr-t
snmo aort of learning into their* j^ng noddles.
Soldiers at Home.
Since our last issue, we have had the pleasure
of meeting Lieut. Jons TII IET of the most glori
our old 7th. This young officer received bis
second severe wound in the fearful batt!.-of
Spottsylvania C. It. Ile is a son of our widely
known and universally esteemed fellow. citizen,
Col. QEOIICE HUI LT .of-Saluda, who has one SOD
ou crutches, one bereft of his right arm, and ono
sleeping iu a grave, of glory. Wo are glad to,
?ay that Lieut. H. bids fair to walk erect again
in a month or so.
Tho following gallant young soldiers, spo
ken of iu . our last issue as wounded and in
Richmond, have abo. arrived at home-and are
fast getting well. Liait. W. H. BRSNS?X, Mr.
Huait ILu-.at.sos . and young ULYSSES Bitoo:cs.
Wo are glad too lo welcome our friend} and
neighbor, Mr. STANMOIM: B. GRIFFIN, of thc 2ud
S. C. Cavalry. Tliis gentleman reports rather
quiet times among the soldiery 011 the coast since
the late discomfiture of Foster.
On Friday afternoon last, our quiet town, was
aroused and alarmed by cries of lire. The kitchen
of our esteemed townsman Dr. MAT. ABNEY was
ia Hames, and buming briskly. Most, of our
citizens rushed to the spot, and, though unable to
save either kitchen, negro house, or smoke bouse,
wire fortunate iu their efforts to preserve tlc
dwellingeiiouse. The latter suffered- but little
injury, but all three of thc former wert- burnt- to
the ground : a consid?rable, quantity of bacon
and other provisions, ulLjhc kitchen furniture,
cooking utensils, negroes' clotho.' an J bedding,
I and much valuable bed iiocu and wearing appa,
j rel ibeing done upjit the timeVwereeuriroly Con
I sumed. There was' sn unusually largo ironing
j going on ia the kitCovti, and td ibis cati; nu unu
! suaily large uro on the hearth. Hew to build,
l ing actually caught is not yet known. Dr. A's
loss is very heavy. A lire is a terrible eatasUt
phe in these days, eben the loss of thc most tri
fling utensil or most worn garment is irreparable.
We cannot forbear to speak of the energy, pres
ence of mind, and fearlessness cf our fellow-citi
zen, Mr. C. L. RECO, on ibis occasion.- To Lis
brave efforts Dr. A's mansion mainly owes its
Think of the. Wounded an?! S??e ring
At the request of thc President and Members
of the Edgcfield Village Aid Association, we call
upon thc ladies of our town, and its vicinity, to
meet them at the Masonic Hull on toJay, 27th, at
10 A. M. to devise means and mckejirraogeiuonts
for contributing to tho wunts of thc wounded now
probably pouring into Augusta, from North Geor
gia. Will any refuse to come '! If so, Ut them bo
Anathema Maranatha ! During t.he three years
and a half of fratricidal strife which lins deluged
the South with the blood of her brave and perr
ies; sons, Edgefield hr.s frequently been called
upon to contribute not only her noblest youth,
but various zuppliea which were essential to thc
proper maintenance of our ermics und hospitals ;
and '.he consciousness that to every demand a
prompt response has'been given, is a sour?? of
justly proud exultation to her citizens. Proba
bly no community in tho Confederacy exhibits a
inoro munificent and liberal spirit than that which
choraoteri/.es our own; and the relief of real
want is simultaneous with its publioity. Encour
aged by the record of past generosity and tireless
exertion in favor of our noble soldiery, wc now
earnestly appeal to tho women of our town in
behalf of a band of wounded and sufferiug heroes,
whoso claim upon their sympathy is priming cud
iiiipcintire. Mothers, wives, sisters and daugh
ters of EJircfitld, shall men so heroic languish
almost at your doors without your lil. iug a hand
to help them ? Help them, for God's sake ! And
they will soon go forth from their hospitals nnd
again follow our riddled banners in unabated
homuge, nnd stand in tho future, as they have
stood ;n tho past, a wall of flesh between the
hungry ho.-dp3 pf Lincoln and tlc smiling un
polluted hearthstones of tho South, hoping with
God's grace to redeem their own runny South,
and resolved to shet). their blood-to die, if need
bc, in defending our Jtomettcadi from thc horrors
which environ them. Help t?em, and they will
soon press forward again, to stand side by side
with your sons, husbands, brother?, and fathers,
in the.next great clash of arms. Will you-can
you,-sbut out the image of these suffering and.
peedy mon ? Can y&u sleep upon your clean and
xouilo?iablo beda, and sit uround your bountiful
bonrJs, ^hi?h theso mea ha;-a Lstn defending,
aud forget that they are" writhing in pain and an
guish-that death may even now be gathering
ever manly limbs that lately struggled so despe
rately to shield you from lnault and wast, and
all the hideous features of threatened subjuga
tion. Forbid it, Heaven! Does not ?be stern
and sublime eudurar.ee of ;he:o inexpressibly
noble men incite you to self denial, and to strenij.
ou3 exertion in their behalf? It inuit beao,
On Wednesday then at 10 A. M. in tho Masoni.)
Hall. Eaitj woman in EdgeficM, and in ita'
vicinity for live miles uround, ought to bo there !
-mutt bo there-will bc there.
?3TA nogto committed violcnco upon n young
lady in thc neighborhood c-f Carter'? Dip it, Ten
UCS?C, a few days ago, end beiug brought by j
some soldiers before her for identification, ghc
seized a gun and blow half his head off.
Another Glorious Victory.
Tho horizon *bf war . becomes for MS.'brighl
atti brighter. Confederate skiJlicournge ?ntl tl
voiion are hst bilpin.-* and fri?trflii <? ?il thc gn
nnd terrifying plans of thc enemy. Thc majori
of our readers havo, doubtless, ere this, Lat
C'l that another glorious victory ,'bas, though t
blessing of Providence, been achieved by S mt
ern arms. Thc full particulars have not yet coi
to hand, but enough has btfr" r.eoivcd to km
that Sbtviuiau has been badly whipped. At li
ncc-mnts, thc two armies wore still n?<]xM?ti? ti?,
other, on either side of l'eaciilree Creek, iu frc
of Atlanta-?nil lighting ?till going on. Def.
multiplying words, wc await Junker devele
"mci.is o' thc c itr.cift.
Tn the meantime, the attention of the pub
j nud ol' tue ar.my, is drawn aw*y, by tiffs bait
from fcc un expected removal of Geo. JOSE rn
JotlSSTOX. The wisdom of the-? President in i
lievuig this great and good cdmnjandcr from t
leadership of tho Army of Tennessee, is still
bo proven. Hut of ono thing we arc ccrt.iin :
futur', results bc what Ibej'mayl Gen. JoifrsT
will ever havo, not only thc wmm sympathy, 1
thc unabated confidence ?md esteem of thepco]
of thc Confederate States and tho soldiers of t
Confederate Army. Not only dilatory and pi
tcrity, but the present gcrieratiop, will award h
all the houor and. gratitude they owc**%im. T
debt ii very great. Tue Coii?s'dora?y owes'
much to Son!. JosKi'ii E. JOHNSTON as to augm:
iiving or dead. -\
The Tuhlir. Finances.
It is not only the privilege b-at thc duty of
ind?pendant press to scruciniio lind censure, wh
deserved, the conduct of nil ptiilic officers; I
if it be its duty to censure whore there is crir
nality, it is no- less a duty to defend public fm
tionaries from undeserved abuse. -?he Editor
this paper has no pcrsonul ja?tivo whatever
defending tho late Socrotaryof thc Treasur
but an innate sense of justice excite? our iud
nation when wo hoar any man unjustly denounc
by ign>ranco and prejudice, l'heic is a ?tro
disposition to hold tho lately-resigned Scorch
of the Treasury responsible for all tho financ
troubles of tho country. Wi have already <
posed one of tho charges commonly brou*
agcinst Mr. MK M ii INO BR-tho' neglect to ra
revenue by taxation.
.Another favorite dogma with! the grumblers
that tue currency might have been kept at pat
tho Secretary of the Treasury (had only boit
np tho cotton crop of 1SG0. To this charge tlii
aro several answers, which to ,us seenv to hu
some weights. In thc first placer* tho Secreta
had no moro authority , to purchase the cott
crop of 18C0 than "John Doc ot Richard Roi
Congress alone has tho powor to adopt sud
measure-if indeed Cougrefs itself has any su
power, which admits of avery, grave doubt,
therefore there be fault, it lies at tho door
Congress, "and_ not of the Trpasury. .Again,
tho Treasurer had. had tho authority and h
biughoj^bo cotton crop, what would-be ha
done with it ? It is quite certain that ho l?ad
moans of shipping it to Europe. The few chi
running tho blockade were entirely unable
take out thc crop of 1SR? within tho limo neccs;
ry to accomplish tho proposed; object. This
itself is a conclusive answer ! to thc propos
'scheme. Rut let ns pursue it. yet another sti
The advocate." of thisMinnnciali scheme lose sijj
entirely of the important fact (L?t the plan pi
posed never contemplated pining the goldi
which the dton was to be 90m, as a B.mki
capital In Europe. The crop ti." IS?O was prut
bly Four million bags. This, st tho price th
ruling, would have brought si-mo hundred a
sixty or seventy million dolla?\ This sum if
could have been placed in Liverpool or Loud
a? a- Dunking ntwitnl ?nigL?'Lj*fc donc tho cou
try somo service. Rut this was no part of t
scheme, nor could it have been. We were
pressing and immediate need of money to fit o
a navy uud an army; and the proceeds of tl
colton crop would have carried us perhaps throuj
the first year of the. war. For though thc cr
of laut"? might have been worth S17C.OO0.OO0, j
it must be remembered that it was acceisary
have been carried through iLeblockade; and t
calculation is, that every 4'th or ut!: sn ip running
is last. So ibo Government would havo rca'.;?,
only about 51311,000,0.00 from tho purchase.
Afilie end of tue first year of the war then, i
should have found ourselves, as wo nov* arc, d
pendent ou at?oper currency without a spec
basis. Indeed it would have been somothit
?Torse than this, for thc people would not on
have been left with a currency no better than tl
present, but they would have parted with foi
million bags of cotton, which now aro worth i
ftnall amount in ?old; and for this cotton thi
would now hold Treasury Bonds ibe value
which, in the opinion of some, is very question
lt is tho easiest thing in the world to point 01
thc means by whiebi^n existing evil migfit luv
been avoided : and as your remedy has not bei
tried, if ia not easy to dem?nstrate that it worri
have been useless or mischievous. Dut if plai
? reasoning can demonstrate any thing, it ean sun
ly show the uncertain and visionary character i
this colton speculation-because the Treasuri
had no authoriiy to buy cotton-because' it
questionable whether Congress h;ts such nower
ueoause if tho cotton had been bought, tho rtoi
eminent was without the meaos of chipping it
becausc if shipped and sold, tho proceeds won!
have carried on tho war not more than a t wei Vj
month-andjiccause if bought by the Govori
nu-ut, ibo people would now bo minn* Four mi!
lion Bags of Cotton, holding in their plat
I Treasury Bonds. And for not adopting this wil
j scheme thc Treasurer and the Guvernment ar
j denounced in thc most unmeasured terms. It i
. against this unjust censure that we protest. ^
" The Liberal Heart Deviscth Libera
Th: lady (Miss Mc CASTS, living between Greon
w&ooVand Ninety Six) of whoso beautiful faus w
spoke some two or three weeks Lack, has kindl;
j and thoughtfully and liberally sent us a most ex
J quisitc specimen of her tasLcl'ul and elegant bandi
?work. Ocr, fan is a miracle of whiteness nm.
I symmetry.. We imagine Miss M. caught somi
j stray angel, and, after robbing his wings o( theil
ctharial plumage, forced him to lend inspirotioi
J in forming it into this thicg of beauty. Wc saj
Ann and Amy no, it must have, been a felita!,
angel ! But what shall wo do with it ? A bache
lor-and ono whose profilo is fur from the Greek
ideal-has no business to be using such a fa?
i oven for a moment. Such a pcotciJiiig would
savor of tho old time-nursery picturpof 'Beauty
! and the Beast." Therefore what hho.ll wo do
j \rilli it ? We arc going to beg ono of the lady
! perforator^ lu i^f> Flay on Tuesday night to usc
: it, that people may 5ce it.
It is quite singular, and remarkably strango
that certain correspondents will continue fur
fm faithing us articles for publication, whilst they
at thc samo times withhold their name fruin us, os
as wo have again nnd again announced that all
communications unaccompanied by the author's
namo received uo attention at our hands. We
have had several articles ff 'he above character j
sent to this otllco of late, but, aa usual, they have
passed under tho tablo unnoticed, |
Thc New Secretary of thc Treasury, j
Mr. MEMMISGKR has rctiredfrom office, nnd Mr.
GUORGE A. TBEXDOLM bas Lccu nj pointed in hi.
place. Tho neJEpSicretary is a nativo of Charles
ton, and already widely known to faino as thc
head ut tho now world-rcnoivncd housed FRASER,
TRKMIULM, k Co., of Charleston S. C., and Liv
erpool, England. As a Merchant ?u.d a Banker
bis experience is vast and ripe; asa citizen of
energy und enterprise, of lib. ral and enlightened j
ideas, t-f public and patriotic spirit, he is ?ur- ?
passed by nr. man in the Confederacy, ilia whole
career in life has been one of unbroken-almost !
marvellous-success. Oneal the P^'bseoildi- !
the riche.: at.d most famous bankers in ile world j
-said he ascribed hisur.vniicd good fortune toi
the facf. of his never l aving had anything to-do !
*witk au uuntccti-fitl agent. Mr. TRENHOLM is in j
?tko last, degree p.iiiiutio and conscientious; bei
will bring nil his ability and energy and wisdom I
to tho great work of bettering our financial con
dition, and rksturing contidcr.ee in our money.
All thai-he eau do ?viii must surely bc done : let
:sll honest und wel'-meanirg pcoplo lend him "a
helping hand. Mr. TROROLM'S great ability and
uudouUeQ devotion lo the iuterests of the Con
federacy-and tho muskets of Confederate soldiers
and thu udp of Hod-will soou Lriug us to brigut
cr days. -,
A New Thin:; under thc Sun.
Solomon asked : " Is there tnrything whoroof it
may be said, sec, this is new?" Squiro MILTON
NORRIS his sent us from the Ridge-that lund of
hospitality, fatness, aud good things-a bottle of
So'rglum Wine. Now isn't that a new thing ? And
this wino is excellent-and quite a tonic-tastes
extremely Uko Lager Beer, though it is not mud
dy like that delight of tho Saner Kraut caters.
Wc know not how it is Blade. If tlxe blockade
lasts much longer we'll'* mako good things (Si eat
and drinkjOnt of-old shoes and stockings^ So
moto it be !
Tor :he Advertiser.
MIL EDITOR: I tnko this method of expressing
my sincero thanks to tho persons present, and to
those who so much assisted me on thc occasion of
my late mlsfortnno, ?iud to the many friends
whose presents I have accepted, I hereby ac
knowledge my deep aud lasting gratitude
, * M. W. ABNEY.
July 25lh, 186-1.
For the Advertiser.
To thc Candidates for tKc Legislature :
GEXTLEMXX:-As the time approached for the
election of those who shalL represent, us in the
State Legislature for the next two years, nnd a:i
there arc some questions of importance, which in
all probability wi'd be brought before-you, anl
upon which you will be required to cast your
votes, wc, ns a portion of tho voters of Edgcficld
District, respectfully submit the following ques
1st. If elected, will you or not volo for an ap
propriation to thc South Carolina College?
2d. Will you or not vote for an iucrcasj of tho
SalaricE of State Officers?
?d. Will 3'ou or not vote to fill thc vacancies
on tho Law and Chancery Benches? ,'
.Dh. Will you or not vote to continuo the pres
ent restriction* upon tho planting and cultivation
of Cotton ?
5th. Will you or not voto to continue the law
as it now stands in reference to tlsjjdiitillation of
grain ? ;JCe
nth. If elected, will you vote or not make Slave
own.-rs liable for properly stolen by their slaves ?
MAN V VOTERS.
Eur tho Advertiser.
The EdgeCeld Village 'Aid Association grate
full ^acknowledges tho donation of a hundred
yards of Jean?, twenty-f.ve Balls ol hire Sewing
Zhrwad and ni large lot of elegant Knitting C-.t
ton from Mrs. M. A. RANSOM, of Hamburg. This
is tho seventh munificent don^itiou from thc same
source, and wc understand Mr. RANSOM baa given
just ns liberally to all other Associations within
his reach, to say nothing of his assistance to pri
vate individuals, and hi? unbounded charity to
Hospitals, helpless families, wounded soldiers,
and all who stand in need of aid. Such gene
rosity, liberality and patriotism is surely unpre
Our Hospital enterprise having been abolished
tot want of a suitable building, und various other
reasons, we have un hand under garments r?.ady
to distributo to ?ll who feel inclined to sow for
.MRS. ANN GRIFFIN*, PRES.
Mus. WM. GOODMAN, Sec'ry .t Trens'r.
For the Advertiser.
Tribute ol' Respect
To tm: Mciionr or J. O. SIIKIM-AUD, S J: H CT.
MAJOR, ('.Tit RKCT. S": C. C
In speaking uf ono whom I consider ro near
perfect in every respect, I am at a hiss to know
what to soy of Scrgt SHEPPARD, ir allowed
tu judge, hu was indeed a tnio Christian and pa
triot ; often tftor having marched days and nights,
and the column hallb.l for a few moments, I have
seen "him take from his pocket a bible and read a
chap tor before trying to sl?cp, und before his
death ho has often talked to mc, and ?aid " if I
am killed I feU that I can meet my saviour in
Hob;'. 1 received from his infancy up, a military
education, and it was plainly displayed in all his
actiuns and ways. Ho with his Class left the
Citadel in Y>2, aud joined tho army. They did
not finish their education, but tho cloud of war
grew daiker and darker until, they concluded tu
shoulder their guns aud march lo the field. A
noble body of young men they were : thc flower
of the State, and ?hose deeds already done in
the field, will ever livo on ihn brightest pages of
hisiory.' Among them tho commanding 0Ulcer
had occasiun to notice J. 0. SHEPPARD ns always
doing his duty faithfully and promptly, aud for
this reason appointed him Sergt. Major of his
Regiment. Huviag Cllod this plato so. well he
was jioutinnted for a much higher pojilion, but
alas! alas! he fell in the Vallie of Trovillian
Station, on 11th of June, mortally wounded. His
friends picked him up nnd started to thc rear
with him, but .his pain was so intense, he begged
thom to lay him down and let him dio quietly.
They laid him down, nnd while waiting for him
to*jrevive, tho enemy carno near ; the wo-jdi were
thick, and to save themselves they were forced to
leave him. On the same day he wss picked up
by the enemy and carried to a small cottage near,
by who're he breathed bis last.
Ho had stood hand to hand with ma in tLo fight ;
he had curried order after order up and down thc
lilies ; amid thc roar of musketry ho was ci ol
and calm in bringing messages und despatches
from'the different points ; buLfinully we missed
him-he bad been absent too long; wo still looked
for him-ho did not como; wo grew impatient
and yet he did not come; but oh ! Hen vin, what
nei7s did c?u>e, --ho is' mortally wounded. It
carno like ?a earth-quake, and thc. tears stolo
down the cheeks of each man and ofiicor preient.
His loss is irreparable. Ho is gone, and wc mourn
'his less. Our hearts ara ead but wc humbly botr
to Ihe will uf Almighty God.
HIS FRIEND TOM.
KS?"Lincoln has issued a proclamation calling
out tivo hundred thousand men. If not forth
coming uit'irn .I" days a draft will boonforccd lu
supply ail deficiencies. Tho llzrald soys tho pro
clamation has como too late. I
From the t?eorgia front.
ATLANTA, July 25. .
Thprc liai been continuous ikirnilsbing for thc
;ia.-t two iiitys. K.my ihclls from thc enemy's
batterie* have entered thc city. A few houses
li??re hcen struck, hilt no material damit ge has
Tho enemy's extreme right endeavored to gain
poasessi II of a commandiug eminence hctwecn
the'two line.?, but were repnlaad by the J Uh
All l';a!?t this morning.
Tl'O Ul K ?Cr. mo lill.
RT' iiroxn, July 25.
An official dispatch from Gen. Hood, dated the
2Hd says : '.
Ip thy engagement of the 22d eighteen stands ol
colors woro-captared instead of Dve, and thirteen
gana instead of twenty-two, as previously reported,
lien. Morcer was not wounded.
Another dispatch-of the 2-1 th says :
All quiet to-day, except a little picket 'firing
und (.cca?i nal shells thrown into the city.
Fioui tho Chronicle of Tuesday.
Ftto;i ATLAXTA.-There aro a great many ru
mors from'Atlanta. Wc give them ?ts given ut
without vouching for their correctness.
Ono tumor says Sherman attacked our troops
and drove them back lo their entrenchments with
Another rumor states that Sherman ii in full
retreat acron Chattahoochee. .
It is further stated that Con. Hoed han ordered
all thc stork sent ott* on thc West Point railroad
hack to Atlanta; has also ordered up his pontoon
train ; and has also ordered four huudred thous
and rations from Macon, and four hundred thous
and from Atlanta.
The Express Company it is said has ro-est?b
lished its ofllce in Atlanta.
Ftem the Comfit nt ional int -?/ Monday Evening
We are without, telegraphic information fron:
Atlanta since Saturday. We learn from a gen
tleman who left Atlanta Saturday that our force:
held.tho linc of Pmilroad from that city to Deca
tun. The raiders having been effectually disposai
of by Wheeler's cavalry.
Thc Federals were strongly entrenched abou
two miles North of Atlnntn, and with thc cxeep
tion of some skimishiog both armies were inac
tivo and resting after the severe conflict of th<
Thc battlo was one of the most stubbornly con
tested of the war and tho casualties aro necessari
ly heavy, but ss wo are without information ai
to the actual loss either on our side or on that o
tho enemy, conjecture would bo useless.
The barbarians arc amusing themselves by in
dulging in further acts of diabolism. Atlanta ii
passing through J similar ordeal to that whicl
Charleston and Petersburg have bcon subjocted
Thc Yankees aro shelling thc city, butas to th?
amount of damage resulting from thc firo wo ar?
Tuero arc somo pleasant and very plausiblo ru
mors in circulation of a force oporatingin Sher
man's rear, but of this wc are not positivoly ap
priced. Should it prove'to he corrcef. it wouU
not surprise ii", us we do look for somo of on
Trans-Mi??iisippi herkes coining to the assialauci
of the Army nf Tennessee.
THE RASPERS.-Thc most reliablo intelligent
SHVS : The raiders after coming to^ocial Circle
which is 112 miles from tho city, where they burn
the depot hud-water lank, turned off in tho di
rcction of Athens, anil nrc.loubtlc*?rtnaking thei
wny back to Sherman's rear. .They stem to har
respected private property, but they burned th
Yellow river, railroad bridge, and thc railroa
bridge and two other over tho Alcova river. Th
force of tho enemy i* reported to bc but on
brigade of cavalry, (Long'.-) numbering afcau
twohty-five hundred men.
Invasion of Missouri.
RICHMOND, July 2.r>.
Thc Baltimore Gaz^tto ynys thc latest advice
from Missouri arc exciting. Guerrillas ure in
creasing to an unprecedented extent. It is nov
confidently asserted that fifty thousand men :?n
under Price, who also entered thc State. Tin
authorities seem alarmed at the aspoct of affairs
They arc not in a condition to meet thccnicr?en
cy with adequate military force.
" ' Latest Frum the North.
RICHMOND, July 24.-Thc Baltimore Gar.ctte ol
thc 2*d, received to-tight contains a correspon
dence between Clay of Alabama, IK lc o m be ol
Virginia, and George N. Sander?, rilli Hornee
G.-eely in reference to poico.
The former asked a safe conduct to Washing
ton. G feely applied to Lincoln, TV bowen t a docu
mont saying he would consider poacc propositions
b*6od on thu Integrity of tho Union and abandon
'meut of tho rebellion, etc.
Clay and Holcombe, inclosing a totter to Gree
ley, revolted thc conditions proposed hy Lincoln.
I will forward fuller reports of the correspon
Tho Washington correspond-Mit of the World
says Stanton and Blair hare not been on glenk
ing terms for some time past. .
Blair, sim-o tho late raid, charged SUautou and
Halleck with incompetency.? l?o was so abusive
that Halleck sent u. remonstrance to Lincoln.
How tho matter will end it is not known. It is
believed that 'Stanton will resign.
A correspondent of tho Tribune says : Lincoln
recognized ull thc demerits and dissatisfaction the
n?iw call for troops produce*, but states most em
phatically that tho mon are needed^ind must bo
had. Should be fail he would go down with col
RlCUXOX?, July 23.-banders' letter lo Greeley
is di tod Cliftou House July 12tb, and requests a
-safe conduct to Washington for Clay, Holcombe,
and self. Greeley's reply is dated Gje 18th. Un
dcr.tanding that you arc bearers of proposions
from Richmond, you tire tendered a sii'c conduct
They replied, wo aro not accredited with such
propositions, but authorized to dre'are that if
clrcutnMuuco.disclosed in correspondence com
municated to Richmond, they would bc invested
with full power.
Grccly again conferred with Lincoln, who sent
%a document declaring that any proposition em
bracing tho restoration of peace, the integrity of
the whclc union, and thc abandonment of slavery,
coming by autboritj-, that can control the armies
now at war against ilia Uuitcd States, will ho ro
cuired and cw.isidorcd by tho Executive Govern
ment of the United Slates, and bearers thereof
will have safe conduct uot'u wajs.
Clay and Holcomb reply to Creely on thc 2lst
that tho tender-of conduct to a discussion of thc
hypothesis that they were accredited bvsrera of
peace proposition! was acceptod evidence of
a gratifying change of policy frou Lincoln, but
they could not alain) tho boncfit of sato conduct
in ch.?rsetcr. They had no right to assume but
were convinced that the President of tho Confeti, \
erato Status would give tbs requisite ctiilurR.?' '
and iuitc.id of safe conduct solicited the docii '
meut proscnted, would proyoko as much i^dbjuu
tion ns surprise,
It precludes ntgottation aod prescribes in ad
ranee terms and conditions of peace". They bave
io use whatever for such a paper and could not
transmit it lo the President of thc Confederate
Statics without offering indignity and incurring
ihe s?orn of their countrymen.
Religious Notice. ?
Thc Fifth Sabbath Union Meeting of thc_ Ed en
field Association ?rill convene viilh Bethlehem
Church, on Friday before thc fifth Subbnth in '
July inst, at 10 o'clock, A. M.
J. S. MATHEWS, -Mod'r.
E. M. SWBARL-RI?I, Cierta
For the Advertiser.
The Noble^Inin ol" Go. FJ, 7th S, C. V.
Mn. En ryon.-I sincerely trust you will allow
a soldier lo pay tribute, thrcugb yourcoiumns to
Lieut". W. J. DENNY, Sergt. LAWRENCE
SMITH, Corp. JOHN POW, and Private W. H.
CORLEY, the nftblo slain of Co. E, 7th S. ?.
Regiment, who havo fnllcn duriug thc present
LiouXDhSNv was killSfen tl- night of the
8th of May, through ii mistako, by our own pick
ets. It is melancholy to think that be should
have thus died, after having acted s.i gallantly,
and having escaped unharmed in so many bard
fought battles, lie was in his 26th yoar, amid
all tho bloom and vigor of manhood; but auch
is the fate of man ! He has not loftus without a
hope; for we have abundant'evidences of his
goodness and piety, and with bis departure from
th'i3 earth, wc ar? well as?surcd that bis soul
winged its way to that inheritance which is a un
corruptible, undefiled and which I'aJcth not
away." As a rich legacy, he leavea a ?jood name,
ami au excellent tx amj/le. Sacred be bis sl^e^?
. ?Bergt. SMITH was killed on the 3rd of June, by
a stray ball from the enemy's sharpshooters. Our
Regiment was about twenty yards in roar of the
main linc, and he was sitting with bis back against
a tree, when thc cruel luissila snatched bis life
away; the ball passed through his brain, and ho
died without a straggle. He was in bis 25th
year. Thus, in the prime of life, with bright
hop?s^?nd high anticipations-death knocked at
his door, and it ts to be hoped, that angels, on wings
of mercy, bur* his spirit to tho realms of joy,
having won for himself distinction, and per
fotwtal faithfully?ll bis duties, ho jp ow fills an
honored soldier's glorious gTave ; and all of life's
promised joj f lie buried with bim.
Corp. J. Pow was mortally wounded on the 1st
June, in a charge upon thc enemy's breast-works ;
bc is since dead. He was in.his 22d year. Thus
like has been taken nwfiy just ar manhood ma
tured, warmly loved by his Company, andgreat
y ai?Tnircd for hi? noble qualities and manly
hearing by the entire Regiment. His warfare is
over; bisiaelcamc laughter wiilbo nolongcr been
joyed around our pleasant Camp fires; his r?eer
ing tuire no longer heard along our battle lines.
" Ho has fought his last fight," and has gone to
receive his reward.
Private W. A. Cor.r.KV was tilled nt? the 6th
of May in the battle of thc Wilderness. Ho was
in bis 19th year, id thc flower of youth and health.
No praise that I can utter will do justice to his
memory. Su?ice it to say his death was ene of
honor and (?lory io kimtelf, hi-j family, and hi*
country. There was no nobler sacrifice upon that
bloody day than he-, and hopa tells us he his gone
to that " houso not made with hands, eternal in
Farewell, my comrades inarm?; r.n m-re will
your inspiring voices be heard when the tocsin
of battle is sounded. You have discharged your
duties upon this earth and paid the last great
debt of life. We ure lett now to hope, with be
coming meekness, that we may meet you in that
world where there are no wars, where death
will part us no more. Io the bereaved parents ?
tinder my deepest sympathy, and mindle with
their grief and lamentation? my heartfelt suirow.
"Tribute of Respect.
At a regular communication of Mackey L'nlge
No. J2, A. F. M., held at Hickory'Orove. July
H??h ISfiJ, Brothers P. S. RODGERS, J. M. Kt sir
TO.V and E. STILL, having been appointed A Coin*
inittce to draft suitable Resolutions lo the memo
ry of Brother JAMES ll. RABOBN, who died
from wounds received at thu battle near Peters
burg, Ya., offered thc following Resolutions wLJeh
were unanimously adopted :
lictolctd, That wc submit to tho band of ?be
Supreme Being in taking from our midst our be
Rtioh'ul, That we appreciate his moral worth
and character, that u blank pago in our Minuto
Look be inscribed to his tmuiory, and that tl.?
members of the l,oitge wear thc usual badgo of
mourning for thirty (ia;,*. .
Hctolced, That wo sympathize with tho bc reliv
ed widow, and extend ie her our condolence in
her sore and lamented afflictions.
Hftoh-. tl, That a copy pf these BcfOlutioBI bo
?*r.t to the companion of our .deceased- brother,
and to the EJgofiold Adrertieer for publication.
A BIT OF ROMANC?.-Thc Providence (R.
I.) Press says that a woman passed through
this city fit lottie to New "fork, who during
tho .past three years has passed through many
exciting scene's lu the, early part of the
war, she, with her husband and two or three
children, wore residing in a border State,
whereSecessionism was rampant, and during
j the absence of the parents orte da}' tho chil
dren were all massacred by some of the cav
r.lrv. The wife immediately assumed male>
attir?, enlisted in thc same company with her
husband, and fought side by side with him in
nearly all of the battles particicpted in by the
. army of the Cumberland, A few months sinua
her husband received a fatal bullet while
fighting by her side, and the wife, too, was?
subsequently wounded, and taken to the hos
pital, where her sex was discovered.
ACOMMISSIONER will be at Aiken, S. C.,
by 10 o'clock, A. M., on Titorday, tho 2d
day ol* August next, to receive and take Recoipts
for all Slaves sent to work oh thc Coast from the
Uppor Uattalion. of th?: 7th Regiment.
Twenty-five Hundred Slaves are immediately
needed to work ou tho Fortifications around
Charleston, for which Impressments have been
ordered. Full credit will bo given,, at the next
call for Volunteer Slaves now sent to work on.
A. JONES, Chair. Board.
? July 27 lt . St
TH A YOTNQ CA
July 2S la ai
COW WITH A YOTNO CALF, AD-.1T at
this Office. Vl 7
Tax Notice Again.
THERE nre several "in my^i.Jtrict who havo
not paid'their Anmi:;l Tuxes.-several who
havo not paid their Taxes on Salaries, ofhd savo
rs! who are liable to an Additional Income Tax
who ho,vo not repor'od to thc A Mes sor. As ad
vertised bofore thb, ?ill who made profits bj buy
ing and soiling in 1 S0:> are liable to an additional
tax of 10 per c-int. on such profil.*.
Aft?? the lOlh August executions will bc issued
against every defaulter, and they will be required
tu pay a fiW'ie t?x. None can oo ni plain. All
havo had ampio time and warning. Those who
havo not registcro-i for IS?l, and who arc liable '
to register, must attond to that nt once.
H. T. WRIGHT,
12th Dist. Collector, 7th und Uth liegt?.
July 27 lt :>.\
Envelopes ! Envelopes f
OR sale at tho ?dvtrliter Office a good supply