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Obituarv notlcco,Trif'?tea pf Respect: or any continu,
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Letter iroiii Secretary of thc Treus.pry.
EXCCUTJ v'Eypsiu ?\Tit K.N r.
Columbia, August 15. 1$G4.
To TH*? CITIZENS op S?virii CAROLINA:
Hiving expressed to Mr. Trenboitn the grati
fication'felt Ky bis fellow-citizens ut bis ac
ceptance of thc cilice of Secretary of fhe
Treasury, I received in reply the following
letter. Although not intended fur publica*
tlouj such ts its public interest that, by his
permission, I lay it before you.
?While the schedule of prices adopted by
ihe Commissioners of this bute does not ap:
proximate ?u its rates the former .schedule if
the. Virginia Commissioners, it is to be hoped
that satisfactory reasons rhay be found for a
1 cnn add nothing to the views cxprescd
by the Honorable .-ecretary, and will only
remark, that concurring fully in the itnpr.r
tr.r.cc to the. country of reducing ad low AR
;<iuciicuble ail prices, I commend the letter
to the oareiul and favorable consideration ol'
every citizen: M. L. BONHAM.
TREASURT DKTARTMSXT, C. S. A.,
iiichniond, August .*>, 18G-1.
To His 'Excellency Cor. .Monitum.-DE*.R
SIR: Your very kind and encouraging letter
ol noth uir., wa., received yesterday. It it
shall prove lo le my happy fortune, through
rile IL .'?ne blessing. io contribute in a:?y de*
jrree io the welfare td* my ccuutry, I shrill bc
m re tbjui coinpeniated for all the labors and
iiiixieiie.s j., which I hlVO bi eu app'djKod. l?s
precious cf uont)di*nr?.aiid*g<>od tvi?l oh'UM*
part ot' my loliuW citizens, suob as jim have
Itubtv ??bod e.'.tnip.h tu convey to nie. an* mos)
grateful abd encouraging.*] regard thc Treasu
ry ol the Confederate States as must pet u
liariy the. treasury of the people, and there
is nothing in the power of mau thal Would
so soon restore it ly a condition of ea?o sud
prosperity as the uuivt-r.-al and generous sup
port of our people. There is nothing in itt;
present circumstances to inspire alarm, but,
on the contrary, every motive for confidence.
An all pervading cause ol embarrassment
und distress Las been thc character of cur
legislation. However patriotically intended,
it is not -to bc denic t that the measures adopt
ed Ly Congres fu thc reform of thc ciftren
cy bad the uuhanpy tille*, of inspiring the
public mind wi'b feelings of fear and distrust
as to thc course that would ultimately be
pursued in relation io "that part of Ibo fubhe
debt that is represented by the Treasury
notes. Apprehensions ol ultimate repudia
tion crept like an ali-pervadiug poison into
ihe minds of the people, and greatly cirenra
?-.cribed and diu.ini ihed the purchasing power
ol' thc notes.
There were many distinguished and patri
otic wen iu Congress, who earnestly believed
that the great, if not the sole, evi.1 of tLe
. currency, wa? to be found iu ita redundancy
alone. And reasoning from Ibis premire,,
they inferred that a corresponding reduction
Qt ihi3 large, volume of the purchasing me
dium, would produce an immediate reduction
in the price of all saleable commodities.
Others entertained :; aid?rent opir.ioc, and
believing thst the purchasing power and
value of these notes hod a critical and sensi
tive deps-dencc upon the confidence and good
will of those who were called, upon to ex
change their substance for them, insisted that
a redaction of the quantity, by any measuro
that disturbed the confidence of the people
in the good faith of the Goverpmcut, would
lead to universal distrust and still greater
?he majority was unhappily found to be
of the ?ret opinion ; aud it must now be uni
versally admitted, I think, that the policy
that prevailed was erroneous, aud the conse
Ajuoqces precisely such as had been predicted
bv those who opposed it. The immense re
duction effected by the tax of S.'l^ per cent,
levied upon the currency, and by th<* precess
of compulsory funding,! produced very little
effect upon the prices ol' commodities. Every
body regarded with distrust a new issufe of
not?s of the same chara- ter n?. tue last, and
resting for their support a.- a circulating rae?
dium upoi; the saine pledge?; which'had ended
iu disappointment before.
That this is the true difficult > wc-have to
encounter, I think every candid person must
now allow,, and I cannot refrain from indulg
ing the hope that a new and sounder' policy,
wtil govern our future legislation. Tho pa
triotism of Congress is netto be called in
question, nor are we at liberty to doubt their
willingness to renounce any policy that may
be proven, by experience, to be erroneous
and mischievous. Our people, at the same
time, should not be silent, and ia this respect,
the patriotic citizens ?f the great and suifer
?hg Coturnouwexlih of Virginia have set a
On my arrival ir. Richmond, T found that
the commissi ?tiers of prices had fixed the
schedule rates for wheat and corn at $30*and
per bushel, respectively, Jkr the months
?of August and September. The feeling of
disappointment and alarm, with which I was
inspired by this circumstance,"y^>u cnn easily
imagine. This painful feeling was, however,
soon cbauged for one of renewed confluence
and hore, by the farmers of Virginia. Pub
lic meetings were held in tho agricultural
counties, and resolutions adopted, boldly
avowing the impossibility of maintaining the
pnblic faith, if the Government were forced
by the people to pay auch prices for su'*bDlies,
and patriotically insisting upon a red?non
of-the standard rates, and their establishment
upon a basis sufficiently low to-Hnspire cea
fideace in the currency. The result was,
that tho commissioners re-astembled and re
duced the schedule prices to $7.V for wheat
for the month of August, and ?o'for Septem
ber. A wiser and more patriotic course was
uever pursued by any people, and I woUld
respectfully appeal to you, as Chief Magis
trate o? our gallant aud patriotic State,?to
suggest and encourage similar meetings aud
. resolutions, on J.hc park^f our own people. I
have an abiding ronfidocce that a general
sud well established bellefin the intention of
Congress, under no circumstance* of tempta
tion or trial, to shrink from the"observance of
thc most rigid good faith in the money deal
ingsoftho Government, will enable us to
overcome all our financial difficulties. That
sycb is their real intention, I cannot doubt ;
but this determination should be encouraged
and supported by the public declarations of I
our people, expressive of their ??wr. resolute
will to foster lho>crcdit of tho Government
by thc establishment of low prices, and by
thc patriotic support of its Treasury. What
ever difference^ of opinion may have existed
jn the past, or whatever errors may be sup
posed to have beeu committed"; may now be ?
buried in a common grave. We are making j
a new start in our finances, and. under cir cum. '
stances by no means unfavorable or discour
The expenditures of the Government, are
of I wo cla?*e?? ?bese incurred abroad, and
?lio^e ine??red uB-borne. In reipe-t io the
fir, there has hithert1* been little tniuai la-s
meat, nor i? there anv.rca-cn lu expect great
er difjhu.ty in tne inf me. Um- foreign sup
plies will probably bs procured Without mak
ins any addition to thc public dcb!. The mal
ice of our foes having raised the price of cot
ton to 3ild. per pound in European markets,
.while thu depreciation of our currency, enables
us al the same time to bu} oe home at le>s
actually than 4d, it is plainly seen that it can
bc ap ditiicult task to drj,wirom ourenetnics,
ar-d iiom the tvplacent spectators of this
atrocious war, . e menus ol' supplying al' oar
foreign wautd. This would leave us, then,
only our dornest ic debt to deal with, and wheu
it is considered that nil that is asked of our
people, and ari that the Government i? called
upon to pay for, is simply their surplus pro
duction?:, anil their sci vices in transportation
atiJ iiiectitvniciii and other labors, who cnn
doubt the ability of the people to bear this
burthen? Ii they gave all that is asked, with
out compens?t ion, they would ?:?ve-?Ld>cst no
mote than their surplus, and would bo no
poorer for the giff. How, then, cad their
condition be made worse by receiving thc
mouey and the bonds of "the Government, iu
place of receiving- nothing?
I hope, my dear sir, that you may agree
with me in the opinions and sentiments'] have
expressed, and may join with me in the'cfTort
to give a new atv', generous impulse to the
public sentiment upou this great topic of our
national ail'airs. 1 do not think that planters
and fanners should alone be' called upon to
declare in favor of lower prices: manufactur
er.--, railroad companies, and every great, ?aler*
cst of the Country, should contribute to this
reform. Let us content ourselves* with more
moderate prices and keep down tho public
debt; and not b)* extorting the highest price-,
i swell the public burthen and disturb our cou
fidence iu the virtue and the resources of the
Government, I remain, dear sir, yours,.with
great respect. G. A. TRENuOLM.
I Y HE ADV ? R TISTBT
JAMES T. BACON, EDITOR.
WEDNESDAY, AU ti 24, 1304.
Th? next Ressi&n bf the Edgeftald Bipli-t As
', soda I ton will bc hold with tho Mt. Lebanon
j Church on Wednesday before tho Second Lord**
day iu September uext. .
! ,. The Charleston Courier.
Perrons in this vicinity indebted te Ibis truly
excellent journal, either for subscription or ad
vertising, can bud their accounts at the Advert?
ter office. Call in and settle.
The "lines by our old andosteeined corres
pondent " S. A. h." will appear in eur next.
A New Commander ror thc old 7th
S. C. Regiment.
Lieut. E. II. Covan, of the Tib, in a letter to us
datHf August, 5th, says: -'Un yesterday Maj.
MAFFITT, of tho ?U S. C. Regiment, was ordered
to take command of our Regiment, which posi
tion he assumes to-day. The appointment is not
altogether acceptable to ' the Regiment: but I
have act doubt that ho will soon win tho good-will
and confidence of his men, a: Lo is said to bo a
good offtcer and a perfect gentpnnan. The health
of " our boys" is very good, and they aro getting
The Ladies' Soldiers' Ilome in this Village is
j now in Tull blast. Some twenty convalescent
soldiers have been brought up from tho Augusta
Hospitals, and arc now being most kindly minis
tered to by tho ladies of this Village and vicinity.
God bless the Ladicj !
See card of the President on another column.
The Two Brothers.
On Wednesday last it was our melancholy priv
ilege of attending thc funeral ceremonies of those
brave-benrted, stalwart, brothers, Jonx and MAT.
Moss, of tho Otb S. C. Cavalry, who were killed'
at Trevillien Station, ou tho 11th June. Their
remains reaehod the residence of their brother-in
law, Mr. J. F.'Bcn.vs, on last Tuesday, where
tt?fcy remained until .tho Jay following, and
were there interred "Rh Masonic honors. A
large number of friends and acquaintances were
in attendance, and a most feeling end appropri
ate sermon was delivered on tho occasion by the
Itcv. L. It. GW.VI.TXKY. ftfi<jr ibo religious ser
vices were concluded, tho brethren of the mystic
tie formed in procession, and with tho remains of
their deceased brothers, proceeded to*ibe grave,
whero the impressive uud beaudful funeral rites
of tho fraternity were ditly solemnized.
" After life's fitful fever," theso gHllant broth
ers and brave intrepid soldiers rest in peace and
qijietude iu the silent homo of tho dead.. They
were excellent citizens, good neighbors, and kipd
friends, and were* Ii ved by all who know them.
They "were lovely and pieasant in their lives,
and in their death they were net divided." To
gether they have passed away, but their memory
will long abide with os.
A Hot Place.
Judging from a correspondent of tho Cv?*titn
tivnalitt, dated Atlanta, Aug. 10th, tao Tanks
are evidently making that city rather hot for
nervous people. Ho s:iys : , w
" The shelling still goes en furiously at times
and always briskly. On last night not less than
:">,000 shells were^hrown into the town. They
carno at tbesjato of from six to len a minute for
eight or ten hours. Cupt. Blair, of the 4th Ala
bama, was killed, and a Lieutenant of the 50th
Tennessee had bis leg shot away. A lady on
Peachtrco street was badly wounded, also a child
and two negro servants, I learn that tho dam
ago done on Marietta street was very serious."
And yet we arc told that lioon's g?llaaa array
intends .to hold Atlanta, and that they can, and
will drive back Sherman and his hirelings, and
negroes and Yankees.
?* A Vision ol Judgment."
Speculators, extortioners, and evil docs'gener
ally will find the article under the above'eaption,
published elsewhere ia this issue, of special inter
est to them. Let them rako warning in time.
Beware-the burning J*ke is yawning for them,
and wAl swallow them up if their evil practices ;
aro not speedily abandoned.
A Correet Conclusion.
A correspondent, writing from "^rochester,
whero tho Yankeo General MULLICAN recently
fell at the bands'of Maj. Gen. GORDON, says: *
The body of Gen. Mulligan was found. Indeed,
he did not die for twelve hours after, lils diary
isveryinterestin.fr, tho last tbinj in it, written
that day, is "Well, our causo is gloomy ; we will
conquer the South about the time tho Jews all
return to Jerusalem."" '
E3S""* Gars w?-l be .despatched by thc Central j
Bureau, Columbia, for Lee's and Beauregard's j
armies ou the 24th ; fot Charleston and the Coast
and Hood's army on tho 29th August.
iS2P*TbeNcw York Post contains a detailed
account showing bow Boston has been engaged
in impelling men froin En rope togo ns substi
tutes and volunteers into tho army. Three ship
loads have been brought over, moBtly from Ger
'Gene. Wade Hampton nod31? C. Butler
Tba Richmond correspondent of Ilia Angusta
Chronic!'- fe Sentinel, furnishes thc following in
telligence which w ill bc read with plcaruro.nnd
i..lirfaclion hy every Carolinian. In ibis in
stance high merit has again been rewarded. .All
honor to thceo spirited chieftains :
'' Gen. Hampton has been appointed command
er-in-chief of thc oavalry in the Ariny of North
ern Va. This is a moir, excellent appointment.
I havo never known any commander as popular
'with his troops as Gen. H. They I?ve him. Tho
counlry is iudebted more to his skill ant' tourage
for the success that has atteudM engagements
with Federal cavalry iu Virgin1 ' .nie anything
else. . .
Brig. General M. C. Butler, of S. C., has bcon
assigned io the command of Hampton's Division.
There is no moro gallant officer iu the army.
Brig. Gen. P. M. Br Young, of Georgia, who was
wounded last -May, has returned for duty."
??r Maj. Gcn.McLA.ws, Commanding Military
District, Ga., aud 3d Military District S. C., has
lilied tho following order:
.. Brig. Gen. A. R. AVrigUt, P. Al 6. S., now on
eick leave at Augu.it:i, Ga., is, with his own cou
sent and with the sanction of Maj. Gen. Jones,
commanding tho Department, assigned to the
command of the forces organised and to be or
ganized in and about Augusta, and tho county of
Richmond, Ga., ami the neighboring counties of
. Durku, Jefferson, Glascock,. Warrou, Columbia,
Scriven, ?c., Ac., in Georgia, and of Edgefield
District; South Carolina.
Ho is specially ?barged with the defence of
Augasta, and will relieve Col. G. W. Rail.s in
command or the troops at thpt place." ?
Tha Chronicle <L- Sent niel noticing the above
appointment, says t ?.
^ It will be seen by a spoelai order is another
cofuiuj), that-Brig/Gcn. A. R. Wright baa been
assigned to tho command of this po.it. We think
this a very excellent appointment. Gen. W. tho
roughly understands the duties of the office ho
has been selected to fill, and ia every way qualified
to discharge them. Besides, what is moro, he is
au officer tn whom the community'has coiffidence,
. und thc public know full weil that Augusta will
now bc ably defended in case an attack is made
by raider?. We think our citizens havo good
reason to congratulate themfelves-beth because
a change bas been made; and because the place
has been filled by so popular, and efficient an
officer." ' ?
For the Advcrti-er."
The Ladies (d' the Soldiers' Aid Association
thankfully acknowledge the receipt of One hun
dred Dollars most generously ?nt them by Mr.
L. M. CHPECmLL, of Hamburg.
We are now iu seed of fundj In ord?r to pur
chase nu ?rial with which lo make soldiers cloth
ing, and sincerely trust that tho liberal and pa
triotic cit irons of the District will come forward
with thoir donations without delay, as we are
very desirous of having our soldiers well clad
before the writer comes on., Let those who sym
pathize with our soldiers in thc hardships they
aro-enduring in our behalf, come to the rescue,
and lend us their prompt assistance.
MRS. ANN GRIFFIN, Pres.
Mrs. WK. GOOUMAS, Soe'ry. A Treas. -s.
- , \
*/ For the Advertiser. Ct'^l .
A large proportion of tho: Ladies of Edgefield
and its vicinity, ha vf united' themselves into an
Association, called the " Soldiers' Home Associa
tion for Edgefield," tho object of this Society
being to furnish a temporary Ilomo for conva
lescing soldiers whoso homes are in tho enemy's
Our propr.sal has been "approved by tho Bur
goon:- G ene.-il and Surgeon-, of tho Post at Au
gusta, Ga. Mr. and Mn. B. J. Rr AN hr. re most
nobly aided us Cy allowing the free ase of one
wing_ of their Hotel. . We purpose supporting our
" Home" by the voluntary contribution? of all
who feel grateful to the^e; noble Soldiors who
have weil nigh sacrificed their Kees' as well as
homet in our defence.._?4L?_
We havo now under oar care .soldiers from
Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Tennes
see, and upcr Georgia. The Surgeons assure us
that they would gladly send us as many EB ono
hundred and fifty patients if we could accommo
date them. The Association will willingly as
sumo the care and responsibility provided we
receive the Sid necessary from our frionds. We
bolieve it is not necessary to do more than make
the announcement, that there is a " Soldier's.
Home" in Edgefield, to reoeivo tho cordial sup
port of ali.
Contributions in money, provisions, bedding,
tablo furniture, Ac, Ao., are solicited.
MrsVLEWIS JONES, Pros. S. H. A.
Mrs. ELBERT BLAND, Sec'ry A Treas.
fig* A petition is in circulation in Ohio and
other States requesting tho postponement of the
draft until the result of the attempt, by negotia
tion, to ?euro penco basod on thc Constitution
and Union. "Thc Herald thinks the time bas
arrived wh.cn tho Administration, on behalf of
peace ard ra-uoion, may advantageously open
the door to armistice and call a Convention of all
tbe:^ tates, and advises Lincoln to send their Com
missioners to Richmond.
^SS~The smallest pony in tho world is owned
by John S. Racy, of Obie. It is only twenty
inches high) and weighs only twenty-one pounds.
83T Tha.N. Y. Herald of the 13th renews its
suggestion to Lincoln to send peace commissioners
te Richmond. It says we 'have arrived at that
stage of exhaustion in tho war when every con
sideration, and humanity suggests the propriety
of a magnanimous io,ia fidt ' o vernen t on the
part of the A^-'iistratl?n ir .?half of peaee.
pi?-The Yehv ,s said to be ragifrg
vioIo/tOy at Nassau.
IS?" A gentleman just from Wilmington In
forms thp Angusta Chronicle that all the block
aders are now stopping about thirty miles below
the city-at Fort Anderson-some thirtoen ara
now congregated there. All of them have one
or moro castjj of yollow. fever on board. Steve
dores hove been sent down and tho vessels are
unloading their cargoes and reloading at that
Tho Richmond Examiner thinks thct
Lnnooln's chances for re-election aro destroyed;
that they faded out with the failure of Graot's
colossal campaign against Richmond.
?5T A gentleman, just from New Orleans, in
forms the Canton Citizen that the yellow fever
was raging thare^and tko deaths were 250 per
t?gr? Tho enemy mado a dotormiaed attack on
onr lines, on the 16th, between the Darbytown
and Charles City roads, and at one time broke
through, but wore repulsed, and our original po
sition re-occupied. The Examiner of the 17tb,
says : The enemy mado several fierce assaults,
Burnside's negro. troops lending overy charge.
Tho slaughter of the negroes.exceeding the car
nage at Potoraburg on tho 80th ult The enemy's
loss is roportod very heavy. Brig. Gens. Girardey
j and Chamblies was killed on our side.
?S" Ordors have been given in Riohmond to
treat Northern niggors as prisoners, of war. Slaves
that have escaped or boon stolen by the public
enemy will bo restored to thoir owners, whenever
a claim can bo mado out. *
The HetfOrleans papers state that through
out the late naval engagement at Mobile, Com.
Farragut was lastrad to tho maintop of tho Hart
ford and gave orders tbrongh a speaking tube.
jj59~ Corm's selling in the vicinity of Colum
bus Missy at ono dollar and a quarter per bushol. '
J3T Tho latost Northern newspapers quot?
gQldat289}. lue tesdcEeiis ara en tao rise. ' j
DIED, in tue Hospital, nt Atlanta, 6a., au the
9th inst., from a severe wound, Sergt? WILLIA:?.
E. HOBBS, of Edgefield District, S. C., ag. d 2:
Thc following liner oro adopted and dudicato.
to his.ljeteaved wife, as au appropriate expression
of Lcr ardent affection and pious submission and
resignation to thc will of God, hy a friend:
" Best, thee, young r.orrior, rest I
They labors o'er, go join tho blosVd
On, that bright, happy shore
Where cannon boom and elushing sword
Are euee and heard no more.
Hard, hard it ia iroin the? to part
But still it was God's will
Thersfore my bursting heart
Bc still-be still !
Methought-and ob ! the thought wos sweet
That " when this cruel war was o'er"
In fond affection wc should meet,
And in tho gladness of thc hi ur
Forgot tho anguish of the past.
Ailis.! that droam of joy bath Qed,
And thou art number'd with the cold,.cold dead !
No mere I'll meet thy quiet gaze !
No more shall bear thy gentle voice
In-kindly accents breathe those VOMS
Of sacred friendship which
Were wont to sooth? the pi.ngs
Of bleeding wounds and poignant grief!
All, all is hid and hush'd
Amid the cold, dark portafs
Of thc silent grave ; and
I am leftto vretp in bitterness!
Alas ! alas ! woy is it so ?
-Jaa'he answer comes-" It is God's will"- "**
Tharoforc, complaining heart, "he stilt,"
And learn submission to that righteous will !
Now, all ls dark, mysterious night ;
But wtiit till hope bo changed to sight,
Then shall we know it all, and, fry God's grace,
Shall ?ce each other facs to face.
This blessod hope is minc, my heart's beloved,
And, when my summons come.?,
I trust to meet thee oDce again,
Amid the Saints around God's Throno,
Where all is peaco
Wherepat'a and parting ara unknown,
Till then, my noble one, farewell !
How much I loved thc-none can tell !
Tribute of Respect.
At a regular communication of Concordia
Lodgo, No. 50, A. F. M., held on tho 20th inst.,
tho following preamble and Resolutions were
unanimously adopted :
WIEKE AS, It hath pleased God in his Provi
dence to remove from tim? to eternity our breth
ren JOHN H. MOSS and WILLIAM BOLTON;
and whereas it is right and proper that tho living
should boar testimony to the mriaes and merita
of the character af the dead.
Therefore Reiolved, That io the doath of thc
brethren above named, the State bas lost two
good citizens ; the army of the Confederate States
two valiant soldiers, and Concordia -Lodge, No.
50, two bright and ?bining lights in Masonry.
Rctolred, That this Lodge has heard with sin
cere grief of tho death of brethren JOHN H.
MOSS and WM. BOLTON, and condoles with
their families ia their sad bereavement'
Rewired, That, a page in the Book of Minutes
be dedicaiod to each of tho brethren above named,
and that tho Lodge be clothed in mourning for 30
Reioleed, That the Secretary of the Lodgo he
instructed to furnish the fain i lion of tho doccased
with a copy of these Resolutions.
Rewired, That those Resolutions be published
in tho4vlgclield Aduertiier.
ll. B. GALLMAN, W. M.
L. H. MCCULLOUGH, Sec'ry.
Tribute of Respect.
At a regular Communication of Friendship
Lodgo, No. 25, held August 20th, 1S6 !, a Com
mittee was appointed to draft a Preamble and
Resolutions in memory of our deceased Brethren
who have fallen since the commencement of the
campaign of 1S64. That committee reported the
Sinco the commencement of ihistrael r.ud un
just war few communities (not overrun by the
enemy) have made greater sacrifices or suffered
more than the one in which the above institution
id located, and perhaps no Lod^e, not luiger than
this, mourns the loss of more of its members.
During the present year wc have to lament the
loss of nine of our Erethrejjj- seven of whom
were either mortally wounded er instantly killed
upon thc field of Battle ; tho other two after con
tending fur three long years with the enemy'were
stricken down by disease and gave up their lives
for their country,-vi-i :
Capt. J- W. KEMP, after passing unhurt
through perhaps a dozen battles, was instantly
killed at the battle of the Wilderness; Sergt.
JOHN H. 0%ZT?s%as nmong the many slain in
tho Company of Capt. J. H. BROOKS; Sergt.
JOHN R. AITON was slain jn the fight near
Petersburg after the explosion of the mine that
hurried so many of our brave soldiers into eter
nity'; ERVIN CLEGG, F. P. RUSHwTHOS. N.
VAUGHN, LAFAYETTE MARTIN, G. TvV
STEWART and J. HARTLEY have all fought
their last battle,-all%ll soldiers' graves,-all
died in defonea of their homes, their families,
and iheir beloved country. Therefore,
Rtsolcedt That we tender our sincere condo
lence and heartfelt sympathy to the relatives and
friend? of our deceased Brethren. ?.
Reeolvcd, That* tho members of this Lodge
wear tho usual badge of mourning for 30 days
from this date.
Rctoh ?d, That tho Lodge room be put in mourn
ing for tho usual time ara testimony of respect
Reivlved, That a blank page in the Minute
Book ba left to record-there proceedings, and that
a copy be sent to tho Edgefiold .Acti-erfiW for
JAMES BURNETT, Chair.
Good News from Atlanta.
The Chronicle ia' permitted to make the
following extract from a telegraphic dispatch
to a friend in Augusta from ari nigh otficial
. in Gen. Ilood's army : *
ATLANTA, August 18?
We have handsomely repulsed the enemy
in every attack. Pt isoners "ara'continually
Deserters from the enemy are coming in in
large.numbers. They say the Yankees are
living on roasting ears.
No tears of ?ioajiuig Atlanta. Wheeler has
torn up tyyenti ipiles of railroad track in Sher
From the Front.
The Macon Intelligencer speaks thus of mat
ters at the front. :
The condition and-prospects of tho Army
of Tennessee, aro more hopeful at the present
hour than they have been .since -that ?ore>?r?
al of the evacuation of K?nesaw Mountain oc
cured. ' *" * .'. '
During thc past few daysktho operations of
both armies have been comparatively quiet
amounting only to the usual manoeuvring for
position, and digging their protective works.
That our cavalry in Sherman's rear will be
thoroughly saccessful, does not admit of a
doubt. The country is easily traversed and
the defences of the line in the Yankee rear
easily overcome, Aetive and sleeplessly vig
ilant men are on the road and the results of
their work in a few days will decide Sherrrtfa
i on his (arther policy. A wholesale destruc
tion of the line will force him to retreat, and
places him in great peril. .
EXCBAKCB OP PRISONERS.-The Richmond
Sentinel learns that there is a prospect of the
exchange of prisoners of war be;ng resumed.
We hope nothing may" interpose to prevent
the consummation of an object which the Con
federate authorities have labored to accom
plish: The number of prisoners held by the
two Governments is about equal, and their
exchange will carry joy and happiness to j
thousands of homes in the Confederate States, [
as well a? the enemy's country. j
THE AFFAIR KEAR DEEP BOTTOM.
TIJP Enquirer of the ICth says :
Part icipa?ts iu the skirmish on Sundae, at
;oiiie variously christened hill, between Mal
vern Hill aud Deep Bottom, Kay tbat the en
emy moved upon our advanced lines. ?? over
whelming force and drove I heir, back-so far
back ikut four eight-inch howitzers Wc bad
placed in position lo be used as mortars were
abandoned. The enemy, however, Were not
allowed to get them. Our ntw line was form
ed so ns to command the position, and such A
heavy fire was kept up- that the enemy, did
not dare to come from under the covert they
had gained. .Matters remained in this, way
during yesterday-the howitzer mortar bat
tery betweeu the two Unes. Our loss in the
engagewent was slight.
THE ENEMY AT DUTCH GAP.
The firing on yesterday proceeded from an
engagement between our batteries and gun
boats act] those of the enemy injthe vicinity
of Dutch Gap. The enemy are said to be en
gaged in cutting a canal across the neck of
tile bend. This neck is about three hundred
yards wide ; the bead, from poiot to point op
posite, is about seven miles. It is hardly sup
posed that the enemy is in.reality diggipg a
canal at th is place for th el r ships to get through.
A German company endeavored to get up a
speculation of this kind about twenty years
ago, but the Legislature would not permit it,
because it was evident that the peculiar for
mation of the channel would* render the en
terprise impossible, unle?s the whoj^ of the
oid channel was dammed up, aniTthe feasi
bility of such an experiment was doubtful.
It is likely that the enemy is simply cutting a
?ott of dry canal or trench to enable them to
get a position on the west side of the bend,
and by that means (lank such of our batteries
as may be found liable to that process. ~
FROM THE VALLEY.
The enemy's movements have been cau
tiously watched by Early. Their manouvres
of late have had the double purpose of com
plicating his position and drawing oft" troops
from Gen. Lee's army. For this purpose be
has been strengthened largely. Early has
withdrawn from Wmcbenter,-and at last ac
.counts was in the vicinity of Strasburg; the
enemy were at Hupp's Hill, a few miles be
yond. On Saturday, a brigade of the enemy,
which has been sent over to Frout Royal for
the .purpose of performing a movement on
Early's llank, was unexpectedly encountered
by a body of our cavalry, and routed. Tb?
fight was severe and the victory brilliant. The
details have not yet been received.
Important F^orn Virginia.
RALEIGH, Aug. 20.
The Confederate receivod to-da3r news from
Petersburg and Richmond up to yesterday.
The enemy reached the Weldon road Thurs
day morning, drove in Dearing's cavalry, anu
captured some prisoners.
They occupied the railroad at Yellow Tav
ern, four miles below Petersburg, and burned
one mile and a half of the track.
Our infantry came up, charged, the enemy
and drove them back, capturing two hundred
.prisoners and killing and wounding ninety.
Several charges" were made by the enemy
during the-day, all of which were repulsed. A
renewal of the fight was expected Friday oven
In the battles of Tuesday below. Richmond
the enemy's loss was six thousand. - There is
a rumor of a victory by Early, but it is not
confirmed. The ?. Y. Herald is out for
peace. Gold 256$. .
A SrJCnKS3FlJL COXFEDEUATF. RAID.-The
' Columbia Carolinian of the 19th learns that.
Col. Rowan, with 250 men, has just returned
from a successful raid into East Tennessee,
where he destroyed the splendid railroad
tringa, 780 feet loug, over th? Teaneisee river
at London, captured 75 prisoners, brought
away 700 pairs of blankets and 200 uniforms,
besides destroying' a considerable number of
wagons and other property. The movement
would have been a surprise but for. the treach
ery of some person, who revealed the plan to
the enemy aud caused them to bc on the alert.
A fight ensued* in consequence, during which
we ld?t five killed and twelve cr thirteen
wounded, and the Yankees suffered a loss of
about forty killed, besides a number wounded
ed. Our forces consisted of soldiers recently*
exchanged, and started from a pointuear the
Tennessee line. s*>
THE LJST CONFEDERATE VISIT TO HAOERS
TOWN.-A correspondent of the Baltimore
American, writing from Hagerstown, Mary
land, on the 3d instant, says:
Our town has again been visited by the
rebel raiders. On Friday afternoon last, about
two o'clock, rebel cavalry, over two hundred
in number, entered thc town by theJWilliams
port pike, the forces of General Avarilr hav
ir% gone iu pursuit of the raiders :>at Cham
bersbarg. "The rebels burned nine cars, with
government stores, at the depo?after helping
themselves to such of the contents as they
wished to carry oiF. They broke open the
hat stores ofMessrs. Rouskulp & Updegraf,
and the stores of Messrs. Bowman & Winters,
confectioners. They also released from jail,
i 'Kramer, imprisoned for the murder of Wright,
at Harristown, about two weeks since, be
going off with them. The chivalry have quito
a free way of supplying themselves, as an in
cident will illustrate : A number of citizens
Were congregated upon a street corner, when
a burly freebooter rode up and asked which
one had the largest hat, and, after suiting
himself, rode od with a chuckle of satisfac
tion. Other parties received tdmilar atle?>
tiona. The rrools, about six o'clqck^return
ing towards Williamsport. Their campian:
der wa*is?Captain Adre?n.
The Herald, of Friday last, commences its
leading editorial with the remark:
Considering the desperate straits to which
the rebellion is now reduced, we think the
time has arrived -when the Administration,
in behalf of peace and reunion, may advanta
geously open the door to an armistice and a
convention of all the States.
The conclusion of the article is as follows :
President Line?lo, therefore, iu ou?opin
ion, will establish a claim to great sagacity
and wisdom as a statesman and af a pcljwcian,
in taking tho initiative in behalf of paine, by
dispatching three- poramjssflijfirs to Rich
mond with the overtures" suggested. If they
fail, ibis turbulent and" demoralizing- peace
faction of the North will be disarmed and
sileaced; if they succeed in an armistice, we
may-safely hail it as the end of the war anc
of the reign of Jeff. Davis, -nd the? end ol'
the Southern Confederacy. -
The New York Herald has a long letter
"in vindication of Colonel 'Ulric Dahlgren,
from his father," Dahlgren'n father labors
very hard to try to make it appear that the
prder found on the person of his son, direct
ing the assassination pf'-the'President and
Cabinet and the sacking of .Richmond, was a
N /Pfgery " J]6 cJ*'Rf to have a piiotograph
io copy of the docunV?nt, and d?clares that'it
is not in tho handwriting of his son; and
finally charges that the whole ?lory was " a
base trick of thc rebels," and " an atrocious
imposture.'1 The old mah tries' to saje the
reputation and name, of bis eon by a system
of the most hitter and violent denunciation of
u the rebels."
There is>;a prospeot of the e lobanga ef
prisoners of war hoing rssumod. We hope noth
ing may interpose to preyeat tba cor summation
of an objeot which ' tho (Confederate authorities
have labored to ac com p 1 i s h. Tho cumber of pris
WB Mo by th? two OW'PjlHitl jj eirraw.*!*
tSF Sonso day It wiirbo found that to bring
up a tuan with a genial nature, agood temper,
and a happy frame of mind, ia a greater effort
than tn perfect him in many accomplishments.
FELL mortally wounded, on tho ftb Jify l^ri',
at the hotly-eontested battle on John's friin l,
JAMES C. TAYLOR, of which he died on thc
17th uf-thg same month, aged ?7 ycara andi
Thu subject of this sketch waa an adopted cit- .
?zen of Ilississippi at the time he volunteered his
services nt thu commencement of thia untudy
war, but when the clarion noto of the bugle vyty
sounded in that State, bc shouldered his mu?k?
and joinod the 15th Regiment Mississippi V.olu??
teors, thon being organized at. Corinth, which"1
Regiment first distinguished itself for coolness
and daring on the bloody fields at Fishing Creek, -
where be fell reverely wounded ; and ai Corinth
he received a severe .wound, during which time
be was 2ud Lientennnt, nf his Company. Soon
after tho battle at Corinth, he resigned and come
back to bis native State (South Carolina) but bis
love for bis country would not permit him tc stay
peaceably at home while it-so much needed bis
brave heart add strong arm for her defence.. lie
again went to the front and joined Capt. T. II.
GLAKK'S Company*2nd Regt. S. C. Ca.v., of which
Company he was a member at tho tune of bis
He bas left behind him a namo that bis ma
ternal Stato ma> bo justly proud, for*he was a
good citizen, a. gallant soldier and a consistent
member of the Church ; and also a worthy Brother
of tho Masonic Fraternity. Ho joined the Church
af Mountain Creek in his '14th year, and gave
evidence of bis . Christianityin a conversation
with his Chaplin a !'ow'*hours bofor? his death by
saying, " I have just offered up a prayer f>r my
self, my moth Jr, and friends, and mv enemies,
and I believe ?ll is well." .
' Ile leaves beb?.id him a mother and numerous
friends to mourn bia untimely end. We sincerely
trust that their loss is his eternal gain.
The Edgefield Female
AT EDOEGIELD C. H., S. C.
THE next Scholastic year of this Institution
will commence on MONDAY, the 19th
SEPTEMBER, and will be divided into two
Sessions of Twenty weeks oach.
TERMS PER SESSION.
Tuition in Collegiate Department, $50,00
" Academic " 4U,l)0
" Primary " SU.U1)
" Franck, ""SO.OO
" Music, including use of instrument, 50,i)0
Contingent F>o, ' 6,00
Board, including Fuel and Lights, 4t)0,00
in the present currency, or $12 per month if
paid in provisions at old rates9
Planters and farmers who send their daughters
will be rcquirr.d to pay for their BvtirJ in whole
or in part in previsions.
Some of the citizens of the town h iv o kindly
-consented to board pupils at the samo rates when,
the rooms of the Principal have been filled.
Boarders must furnish their own towels, plied?,
pillow oases, bin sleets or comforts, coverlets, h and
soap and drinking cups. All the pupils are re
quested to bring their School books with them.
Paymonts for each Session will be required in
advance. . .
REV. M. W. SAMS, PRIHCIPAL.
*We will'givo the following prices for tho sev
eral articles mentioned below, although some of
these prices aro higher than were paid in this
market before the*Var : Butter 25c; bacon 13<>i;
15c; pork neat 8c; tallow .13(5)15c: t.jef fi@8c:
murt?n 5?(5i75 per quartor ; flour $10 per barrel;
corn and.peas $1; sweet potatoes 50@75 pr bush
el ; fowls 15@25c. a piece; turkeys $1,50(r?.S2 a
pair; syrup 50@75c per gal.; salt 50@75e per
bushel; eggs 12$(j*15e per doz; fodder ?nd buy
$1 per 100 lbs.; wood 52 a fotrr horse load.'
Edgefiold, Aug 23 tf 35
FOR TOE MULTITUDE.
JUST received a large supply of
LIGHT SHIRTING ;
Whioh I ofter to the peoplo of Edgofield, Abbe
ville and Barnwell Districts,
AT OLD PRICES,
If paid for in Flour, Core, Bacon, Molasses, Lard,
Meal, ?c., and will ?rivc as good bargains a* any
Factory in the Confederacy.
A S DION.
Hamburg, Au*^2 lin 35
Tax in Kind.
IAM prepared and directed to receive OATS,
WHEAT, WOOL, Ac, in advance of Assess
ment. The demand fur the Wheat and Oats ia
urgent for the Army In Virginia. Planters are
earnestly appealed to to deliver their Taz of those
articles at once at a ?hippTfrg depot. If they will
dolivor here or on the.-Itail Road their tax will bo
on its way to Virginia ia 2d hours after its re
Bring in your receipts for the tax of '63. ..Tho
assessments will be turned over to the Tax Col
lector after tb? 'st Sept. A great deal of trouble
may be saved' by attending to.this matter at the
earliest moment. .*
S. S. TOMPKINS, Agt.'
Bambun?, Aug 22, lt 35
Gross Pork Wanted.
IWILL Barter SALT fer GROSS PORK at
the rate of two pounds Salt for ene of Gross
Pork. A. A. GLOVER."
' Au-24 . tf. 35
fT?\ BUNCHES COTTON YARN jost reeciyed
Ou and for sale at reduced prio?s by ' ?' '
E. PENN, Agt.
Aug 25 '_ tf . 35
"7TK REGIMENT, S. C. M.,
G a ASHEVILLE, Aug. 13th, 1864.
fflHE SEVENTH REGIMENT/?3. C. M., are*
X hereby ordered to meet at the Old Wella en
Saturday, 2*7 th August. All men .from 16 to/JJ
?re required urasseriBle on that day in order to
complete tho organization under General Orders
No. 8. ' ""' * '
Offieers-of Beat Companies are charged with
tho extension of this ord ev.
By order of JOHN BLAND,
Col. 7th Regt. S. C. M.
Aug76 lc S4
FUST RECEIVED \AT THE BRICK STORE
Extract LOGWOOD ;
" English COPPERAS ;
Mason's BLACKING ;
Coat's "Spool COTTON;
TOILET SOAP ;'
PAPER and ENVELOPES.
For sale by G. L. PENN.
^?"AIso, A Lot of SALT to BARTER.
Aug 0 3t 23
State of South Carolina,
' EDG'EPIEL? DISTRICT,
T>Y W. F. DURISOE, Esq.-, Ordinary of Edge
J? field District.
' ""inhere as; Jtsse Batcher hath applied to me
for Letters of Administration,' on all and singular
the goods and chattels, rights ana credits of
J. Wiley Moyer, late of the District, aforesaid,
. These aro, therefore, to cite and admonish all
and singular, the kindred and"creditors of the said
aeceased, to be and appear before me, at our next
Ordinary's Court for the said District,to beholden
at Edgofield Court House, on the 9th day of Sept.
nor*, to show fcnuse, if any, why the said admin
istration should not be granted.
G iven under my hand and' seal, this 23d day
of Aug, in the year of our Lord one thousand
oight'bundred and sixty-four, and in the1 eighty
ninth year of the Independence of S. Carolina.
We P. DURI80E, O.KJ). "