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THIUlISDAY IGRNIN., AIL 0,-1665.
We are ii.debted to Mr., jDivzn
Jo..s, of the Sputhe're Express Com.
pany for a package of late papers. Mr.
J. will please accept our thanks for his
Mr. J. CREM Ein ,will please accept -out
thanks for a basket of .1sdhulots, whichi
we have reecived. Such kindness is
appreciated by us, especially as we have
aio garden to procure vegetables from.
. In the fight around PetereimLrg, on
'the 25th March, we learn by :a private
letter which has been received here, the
following casualties: ,
In the 17th regiment, -coimnande'd by
Col. MCMA.STII, there is killed,wounded
and mnissing 160 ; in the 22nd regiment,
commanded by Col. BURT, killed, %ound.
ed and missing 21, and in the Holcomb
Legion, killed, wounded and missing 15.
At an election for Intendant and
Wardens, held in this town on Motiday,
April 3, 1865, the following gentlemen
were chosen to compose the "Town
Council of Winnsboro:"
In tendant-JAS. I. AIKEN.
Wardens-J. H. CATHuCART, J. T.
PROPST, T. T. RonERTsON, T. B. MAD
We hope,.now that a new council is
in oflice, that the rubbish that has accu
mulated in the burnt distict. will be
cleared laway, the sidewalks made passa.
ble and the dead trees cut down; aid.
in fact, a general improvement will be
made to progress uinder tile new regime.
- We look forward to an activity among
our council, until our town shall once
more wear its face of old. There is cer
tainly room for improvement, and we
trust that we will have the pleasure ol
saying of the gentlemen composing thc
council, that they are "the right men ii
the right place."
THE EVACUATION OF RICHMOND.
The-telegraph announced to us yes
terday that the Capital of tde Confeder
ato States had been evacuated. Th<
cause of this is expliined in our tele
graphic column. We do not .attempt c
review of the good or disaster that maS
befall 4he'Confederaa States by tile ie
cessity of this step,. but take occasion t(
say to all who may feel the least glooin
from the news, to be of good cheer. 'N
war lm's ever been carried on, with vn-3
engagement and every move of an arms
successful. We must expect disastel
and reverse of fortune to our arms.
The fall of Richmond is not the sub
a jugation of the free and enligtened' pee
pie of the Confederate States-they ar<
not wipped, by any means--and by ti<
blessings of GOD, neither do they inteni
to be. Our troops will be more tiler
oughly concentrated-LEE uniting wilti
JolHN8ToN, will present an army of miosl
-formhble array, the valor and braver
of wjiose troops has been tested on many
a battle field, and whose' brawny arnt
will yet strnke a decisive~ blow for .free
Wie are not disheartened at the mier<
vacainofdacity-even if it isthie cap
-io fteSouth. Did nlot the evacuatiol
of New Orleans, Wilmington, Charles
.ton1 Savannah anld other. ports cause a
gloomy feeling and gloomier talk among
-the fainl~hearted. And wehat real harr
has the evacuatiori of those 'ports doem
us.. None that we can see. But 'w
havge longthened this article more thar
we intended. Our only object being t<
refer to the factof Richmond's evacua
Our troops have not bgen whipped
our army haes not been demoralized, buli
-are ready to lneet the foe uponan Bf oper
More news may be expected, and w<
will pay close attention to keeping Ohn
Rev. J. T. Leftwich, of Wythevjille
Virgina, has received4 a call. to beoi
pastor of .the Presbyterian chiurejg o1
-. ,Charlotte, N. 0. -It is understood he
rA NKEE LEh7TY--YANKEB SYMPA
P" are sid ave
rfjt* wn of8;Wi*!Poro;.
*4t isivyes so; To isut
onparisots with the atrocitiesof the Co
lnmbia scenes they may be said to have
been merciful. L(guordestroyed Coluut
Sm; thewdeser'ction of-th Nqor,- previ.
(14 sraid, saved ':Win-boto from
*like fate witji one beloved capital
Consequently the destruction of Winns.
boro, so far as it went, wab cominittel
by sober, doli'berate malic.e. Glutted
by the rich harvest of treasure- the
abundant barbaritieq fro, -o luinbia tc
this plakce, they hced2 come upop ?ne towi
over-burdened. But they were insatia.
ble. They robbed most ,oft us without
mercy-some they over-looked, becaust
they could carry. no more plunder.
Their "bumners" were. undotubtodly
authorized pluderers and thieves, 'witli
may be a flw exqeptions. A Captair
who had been guardhig a lady's pren
ises in departing said "Madam, when
my guard haves I hope you will gel
another guard from tho brigade coning
on, before these stragglors disturb yoti
agailL We cannot -control these camp
followers."''iTe guard, as the officei
went off, sid, "Madami he may t6ll you
what he pleases-we (enforcing his words
by striking the floor with his 'un) obr3
orders I" Thus it was a regular pro
gmnne to first draw a bliser and thet
forsooth 'to apply a poultice. The me
were inaliciously set against us, not only
to take all they needed but to destroy
every thing besides. Thou the ofcera
came fath "words softer than butter
but with war in their'hearts." On tht
same principle they set fire to our lit4t
town and then pretended to symnpathizi
with us by efforts to extinguish it.
In proportion to its size, Winnsbor
has suffered severely-tienty-two lousi
being burnt. Were not our noemiei
lenient ! Their raid was but an insur
rection of wicked doers, encouraginj
themselves in mischief. GoD grant th.
same measure may be meted out to then
wherewith they have measured to us
readers will perceive that by 'Governo
Magrath's proclamation, the General As
sembly of this Seate will be convened a
Grechville C. I. on Tuesday, thb 25th o
April. The purpose of this'ineeting wil
be the alleviation, as far as this be possi
ble, of the distresses of the people 0
those seetions of the country throng]
which the enemy has passed, and the ade
qtuate protection of the State in everi
quafter. There shiould be a full atten
ance of metbers.' W my add, that th,
Governor on his reeeuitvisit to this city
has done all that wns required, or possi
bly desired, fort'he relief-of our situatioi
and for the proper protectiton of t1
regionis South of ts. '* 'I'e fuisre sei-vie
has be'en toonded to able ndiitary heads
and we seenme that they willso
themselves fully alive to the 'euieie
t of the case and zeslous-in the' prusdcytioi
bf their dutdes. ils-Excellehiey has als<
opened such a correspondence *ith tha
Postrnaster-Gteuei as' will, 'we ''teust
result in giving' us not obly mail ang
the world, but ample facilities 'for th,
transportation of passengers annd thel
May'or Harris received 'last evenuin1
'the following dispatch which wo ar
permitted to copy :--Btlen.
'b..S. A. Jlaams, Mayor of Chiarlotte
Stoneman'sforces we~re at Yadklnsvill
yesterday, supposed tor be fiye'thethian
strong. His raids are- destroying fac
tories, &c, He has fouarteen pieces .c
.artillery. Jonit IL SBAyER3,
Mayor of Sahasbury.
Tsid NEMY'S IXovEMEiNT8 IN FI~oai
- DA.---The latest Southern dates we haV'
from Florida are to March 0. The enemy
about twelve hundred strong, landed 01
East river, near St. Marks, on the eve
ning of the 4th. Lieutenatnt-Colone
Scott, with two hundred men, engage,
the enemy near Newport. Aker shor
bauk hand fghtig, Colonel ,Scott fel
bkadbeing reinforced, confornte<
the enemy again, Ughting till a late hen
lest night. '.Troops and artillery ari
aptng apily o tefront. The enomn
,unedfNewport. Skirmishin5 ontinue
et Iast accounts, .A Iarge Stimber of thi
enemy''s y ies, are reprortd at'Spaniul
[The Y4 e accounts, later th~an tli
above, cpnless that the expedition wa
Ienulsed with loss.J
Sngq. VW' acy dfVa asm
Colsie btf thel an10ei
m40 .6tlArotih our' tnry be'.
ieftily ohronicled. Ve h*e'dijver
sation with a gentleman to-diy (Satur
day,) who states that, judging from some
questions put t'Aliin by a yankee offi.
eer, on the 'day of the burning of the
1!piscopal chdrch, lhe hu he dubt'that
orders were isqutoe for i1s destruction
prior to the arrival of the enemy in
Winnsboro. The questions and answers
Yankee: "What church is that we
passed on our left, as we came in.town?
Aus- "You came by the Alston road,
I believe; if so, -you passe4the Presby
terian and the njow Baptist Chulrhes"
. Yankte: 'I allude to the brown
church ofl'to our loft and some little dis.
tance fion town."
SAils: "That is the Episodpal chureb."
. Y ikee - "Who is tie pastor?"
Ais: "Dr. Lord." I
Yankee: "Who is the bishop of th's
Aus: "Bishop Davis."
Yankee: "Is lie a relative of Presi.
Anse "I do not know."
With this the officer galloped Qo, and
that evening tiehurch was fired.
TIheseg questiqns weie, pertiaint-all rel.
ative to ono object-the church; - and
tAken in connection with. the 06 mt,'i
some of'Dr. L..rd's. athanksgivingstr.
mnoas," (which were of thio natptmiot,
in secession pkrodcivity,)- were pub.
lishid, leave no room to doubt lie pre
meditancy of the sncriligious ack ,W
lielieve, however,'iit all the l)rnin
has been done, if not by order of Gan
Sherman, at least with his knowledg<
and consent. The statement lately made
by ain army correspondent, :thitt w'e di
not intend to buru Winnsboro, tiat'w(
might show we lrad the power to sav<
as well as destroy, proves conclisively
that, up to the burning. of Winniboro
all the destruction was 4pproved.
We hope Mr. Editor, that you wil
never allow that very unreliable "Reliam
ble Gentleman," just from headquarters
to get a hold -on your coltmus. Bu
watch him; he is very insinuating; al
ways brings a tremendous story, jus
such a ono as editoro like to see in theit
r papers-looks big, aid mnakos thetm sul
well. We trust that you, fron youl
long connection with newspapcrs, know
t'nis lying scamp by this time; but it ie
ivell to warn a frieoid when ani 'nemj
is around. Some of otur oldest apd.a!Aes
'quill-drivers'.havQ beei cajol9d into re
ceiving his friendly .advances. Wi
would like always to pick up the DArT.1
Nsw8, witlh the firm assuranoe that w4
can rely on what it states. If one wil
!pay close attention to Mr. Reliuablewhei
dealing out' lisa sensation reports, h<
ean tell by the ring of his. voice whethe:
there be truth in it. ' Nino '"times out o
ten, it lacks thme clear ring of true metal
The Rev. Dr. Thbrnwell, I think, wh<
omnge said, -"we shouldl never believe a lie
there is always an inherent~ imprdbabili
ty in a falsehood, and a relec.tinmg m'un
will rarely, if ever, be deceived by one.
Then kick Mr'. Reliable head foremos
(rgn our snctudry ; and receive hin
very wrily wijen.l presented by ou
1 A 'ain the, 'Syrene Song' of peacei
-couii to otar ear. Will we be onCi
f more iedelved? Will we once mor<
relax our efforts, and be )ulled into re
pose by such' liy pptitical d~emoinstra
tioiiO t hope 'n6t . Ge *mationi edn
-, not use a more powerful weaploui agains
anm.adversmary, than that of 'peace .ru
, Anrs.' Let us listen, to no more of them
1 We have ,already. been '.njured sof-iousl~
by swallowing every little peace~pilh
I that the Yankees have heretofore con
I cocted. Our energies should all flow t<
t one point-the ploseouionm of the wa,
I If we act thmua, peace with its manifo'o
I blessings,'wihS follow. Let us look bold
r ly and unflinchingly in our foeman's eye
i and, bid thmem a stern deflatie.
r Thank God thatold worn-oittquilt, onc<
I called 'compromuse,' and afterwsrdpath
Sed uap and dubbed with the new nain,
r' of 'Reconstruction,' lha fallen to: pieco.
We have gone throngh this baptism o
l re, and have come fos'ti purified.' - on'
t be again deceiv'd by- Yakoe ounrning8
FULL PARTIGULARS OF THE AT
4" ~o Er TC. I~
06 Nrg e8ISfurnishes. tho.
atpreyed ting ails of the ai
near l a a on titurday -morning:
A reconnoisanco in force was made of
thq ene.m'y's position near the river on
Saturrdy nioring at an early hour,
which was brilliantly exentuted air it
went, but was, unfortunately, attended
with sonfo littlo loss. Our troops were
massed to the left of Colquitt's salient in
front of the enemy's works oi Hare's
farm, whence, preceded by General
G rlon's corps of sharpshooters, a sillent
bt rapid advance wit-,made. Tie sharp
rhooters were notified of the duties ex
pected ot thotu, and perfect quiet im
posed upon their movements. Tho as
sault was intended to be a surprise to the
enemy, and such, indeed it proved to be.
About 4 o'clock, everything being in
readineas, tihe corps of sharpshooters,
about two hundred and fifty strong, left
our \vorks, and with empty guns, advan
ced stealtirily but raildily upor, the
onemy's positionls. They fil like a
thunder clap upon the Yankees behi
the frst- line of works they struck, c a
big such as they found-a wake with ti 0d
niskets, bagging a good many prisol. wi
afu4 cajturing several hundred yard e
breastworks. Not a Dmusket was fir er
and. not a man injured on our si Wil
Meantime the sevetal brigades mass sti
both to support and assist them ca fib
up; and the formidable forts oi Ham u
Hill,.with a comiderablo portion of t r01
heavy line of works adjoining and c p
hietingAvithit, were charged - and C tio
turad, additional prisoners and nunmer 0 V
-mortars and guns falling into our.han if'
Uufortunately, some of Lhe Ynnkees w :ht<
fuad escad'i - the darkuess; fed Jd.
aroused hotmnen in the reatline of war
and- tIl sal2k ri was quickly sprc.
di u f rese e can)p behib I uI
sto thm a forwn ab o force was soon~ al< en
By the-timeiour troops had formed it tort
-line -oneithet side of the -captured f l
the enemy was thoroughly aroused, mur'0
was prepared Tor farther ofi'eusive ope bo
tions onl our side, uthegi'sv tho aivaru
of our troops would have been irresistil dt
and'euccessfulm beyond anticipation: .ui
it WAS, they came ini a positioi stubjl4.
to an enfilading fire oi either side, til(]
coutonted by heuvy forts and )reast
works. The Yankees were not slow to
take advantage of the opportinity thus
afforded them, and they qincklv 'massed
arfillory in the neighboritig forts and
infantry in our front. They iniade mde-veral
fierce assaults upon our coununs. min heavy
lines, which were repulsed with great
coolness and vigor, afnd im h'vhich it is be.
JjjeFvea the enejiy sustained mimuch loss.
Finding it impossible to dislomdge the
Confederates Viy their infantry attacks,
the enemy opened upon them witl tleir
artillery. Batutry No. 1. oi the river,
and Fort. Steadmaomn, oi tie righit, both
so sitmated its thoroughly- to conimmand
ran. c.,imde time captured fort and works,
belohmed 'forth their terrible discharges
of shell, grape and canister into our ranks,
and rendered the position almost untena
Further advance by out troops, in the
face ofthe terrible obstacles thamt presenmt
ed thieniselwes, was demedm inmpracticalue,
antGoueral Gordont gave time commndi~
to retiro. Not wvhuipped, not evemn otice
repulsed, ant brave tmn -who hamd taken
the eueeiny'oastrong works and thenmselvyes
topulee'd pP. nttemyts at re-captunre, comm
-annced falingtu bak Uip to thmis momenit
. they)atullostniothing, bmut gaimned every
thimg. The enemuy now opened every
gun that could be brought toe bear upomn
our troops, anmd subjected thmem to a raimn
of irons, before which -the cxtpemiemnccs of
i Malvernm Hill amid Gettysburg, are .said
by v<-terans to pale ainmost into insigni
Sfcancee: It was painfully <listincot in
i this city, wvhere our ver; d wellings wvere
shalsen to their foundautmons. 'Our troops
coranendable order, 4uvbg. 'several of
their gahlantacomurades'behinidrand reachn
ed'tf o i al h he's beteet eight and
R ni''mcf,. $fdbJ uisued 1n0
- urtldrfia th~lei pwuworks.
-u' FimundredAnds seven prisoners, mall
. beon '.to tila Ninth corps; wvero
of egr)y..in tie nmorning.
- sNj thei wis Brig. Gen. AleLamigh
. tr un numerous eommnissioned officers.
-ie -pieces of artillery and eight
mortars. were captumed. Thlu former
were spiked anmd dismuounted. Three
fine brass rnortars wero broughmt off.
.,Our loss wvil roach several hmundrec1#
I Of the enemy's loss we are unablo t#
formr an estimate, but it was noag6
severe, na they were repulised in. two
About 11 olock a flag of trt|oe was
- etit across to thmd enemy, pr jposing a
cessationi of hostilitida, ' or tife purpose
. of' removting tho dead., an wounuded,
f 'whuich was readily acceedq to. .Our
t. dead and. wounded wete br iht off the
iince, there has been unbroken quiet on
.hia p ti4 Atlnes.
9 AT1 N THE, RIGnT.
nine .ock on Saturday morn.
ni ,fi the fi ing on our left had ceas.
"i 41dheaeiy mi ienced demonstrating
m the right, in the Vicimity of Ilatelier's
Run, and thence during the day, dowui to
Fort Gregg, some two and a, half iles
rro'n the ity, Our pitket linis were
harged and ,turedin ont ot several
brigades, and in turn portiois of theni re.
,aptuirel by our troops. Those denona.
itrations,-for they w.-ro noting0le
were kepit up.nil.thA day, the. heavicat of
them being made between 3 and 4
o'clock, p mi.
The enmciy advanced in duble line of
battle, the length of a brigade front each,
aitid drove in General Thomas' pickets,
and pursuing to witlihi some two untidred
yards of our lines. A battery of artillery
was placed in position on their think,
which opened upoin them with grape and
canister, ad one-second fuse shells. A
large niumber of them wero killed and
wounded, the line of battle quickly brok.
en, and the Yankees retreated in confit.
sion to tieir -vor_-_L._ 'ai line of
n alien pOpultion. anted in our
-ris a thou it that pkovl ispiie
thundying Qoei ty to an eneiny
pnough,oveo tg lave Conceie(t it.
y motiye, then,. of honor and, of
itren-qf ,patriotisti and of. do.
o. . affection.-every sentiment of 3
ood and self-respest-unite in nerv
go rV;it, to-tthe 1*4 extreinity,
ruel iyadors, Succss giv4 us a,
ry and a pTood posi'On amolg the
is of the ear91. atlure enakes us
assals of an arrogantpeople,'secret
Not -openly hated by the nidt en
ied and elevated portions of man
Stucoess reclors us forever, in let.
Might Upoh ofteof the most glori-.
rge ofidstoff. Pailure will con
1ito diltk tle 'Cup sf humiliation
tetlie Iter drigs-+of having thie
y of'ont struggle'wiitten' by 'Nev
3d hi'storiana I Stecess i *itiin
ftchi 'We have toiled and panted
da'niestly tothe gbal. We have
grasped-the costly prize of inde.'
hteet-never WoUw keept through
sh and blood. The crowd atfids
., -s - - I el A ,Nos
01 Lie ene~cnhThnj~n Waler, of Ts
by's command, and killed him ms he
was attempting to escape.-&tinel.
SrONKMA's' R.i.-For some days
past rumors have been cnrrent -in this
place, about.a raid from East Teniessee
in this direction, or Salisbury or Greens.
horo. It is said that the Yankee Get,.
Stonenman has some four or five thousand
cavalry uder his control, and tha he
was in Cald'wellcounty Thursday last,
and burt Patterson's factory Thureday
night. The latest. news states that the
enemy had entered Iredell countv amid
burnt E11glo fact-ory. It is ajso reported
that a part or the whole of the force oc
cnpied Salemmi on Saturday last. If thi.
is so (and we learn tiat the n1ews is an
thentie) tihe desigl of the enemy Is to
reach Greensboro or Danville, or cut th,
railroad running fr6m Greensboro to ban
villo And it may be that a portion of,
the conmma1 d1 will- attempt to reach Salis
bury. Welearn that preparations iro
being made to defeat the enemy, what.
eer his designs may be.-.Democrat.
Gold ini Augusta is seling at thirty for
0one. TIhe value of Con federate mouieyrhas
evidently been greatly appreciated by
tihe closing of the blockade, the calling~
in of thie note at Richmond; the circn
Ltion of gold in limited qnantities and
more than all by the destruction of the~
printinmg~prebses in Columbia. .Months
will elapse before pat per mouney can bui
issued as Ireely as before, 'and its scarcity
is likely to: compel a downfall in prices.
Certain as we are of nltimate. success,"
anid the nitimate redemption of every
dollar of the public debt, wvesee-noroeason
why confidence in our currency should
not make every sian willing and an'xious
to receive it.
The oolebrated guerrilla, Dick Dpvis,
long in prison at Memp is' h eet
iing b1y the ]deyals. 1e 'pot ted
to have sent a ait mess is men,
reqptesting themn n to for hiM
death. He i believed to
have slInsa ttsoeft Yankees with
his own I 4sbefore e y caughtad
hungjifi. .The merc *ss, war waged,
by. him against the Federal, all on h.is.
o . hook-for he ;had no epmmnission.
4I out- servicbh-war in 'retaliation . for
their barbarity to his brother, a member '
of the 2d Missouri.Cavalr'y, whom they
horribly mutilited and ten murdered'
after lie had surrendered himself arison
ThseTIev. M. D). Conwaf, the poneer
Abohtionist of Masacinusitt,.an 'editor
of the Commnwwlh, is now in favor o(the
recognition, o the *Oonfederacy~ Heo
-sas tatasslavery is noir ont of the
way, there ia no jiretext. for continuing