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THURSDAY jRi$ 1
We are sending out bills of indebted
npss to those of ot.r friends whose sub
scription to the Tar.WEEKLY NFws ha
-expired. If they ivigh the paper contin
med, they will not fail to pay up. Al
of our expenses are cash, and' we hav
to expect the same from our patrons.
There was a good deal of excitemen
in our quiet village last night, and up t<
this writing, 6J a. m., it has not ye
quite subsided. Reports said to be
brought by a courier fixed the enemy
but a short distance from our town.
We regard the whole affair as prema
ture. We would here admonish all t<
be perfectly quiet, and believe nothigi;
they hear unless coming from a person
in whom 'confidence can be placed-3
man of known integrity. We forbeat
giving an account of all we heard, foi
we believe, and we have sufficient evi
dence for doing so, that there is no eno
my near this place. We may be de
ceived, but frorp all we can gather, we
think we are right' in the opinion ex
,A Raid of the Enemy.
We learn from a gentleman of relia
bility that between 3,000 and 4,000 1
Fosters negro troops, on a raid fron
Charleston, S. C. attacked our forces a
Sumter, S. C, driving them back am
entering the place, and burning it, on
Sunday afternoon last, pbout 3 o'clock
The further destination of Foster's corn
inand is 'reported as in the direction o
Ckmden, S. C.
We suppose tiht his object is to cui
off the wagon train running between
lllackstoces and Camden.
P. S. A courier arrivAd last night a
dusk, from Camden, S. C., who statel
that the enemy burned nothing in Sum
ter out Government storea and the depot
The loss to the Government cannot fal
short of two millions dollars, as there wa
accumulated at Sumter a very larg<
am'omuit of stores.
The courier further states that the
eneny numbered between 2500 anO
3000, and after leaving Sumter they
took the road in the direction of Flo
rence, S. C. The troops consisted o
half whites and half negroes. We hav<
an ad..quate force at the proper place t<
.Gunboats on the Cougaree.
We learn from a high offcial of thi
Confederate States that the enemy hav<
-qtarted severql gunboats from Charleston
navigating the Congaree river. Our in
fcrmnunt states that the boats got as fa
up as Fort Motte, S. C.
It is our informanfa opinion that th
boats are loaded with troops for th
purpose of foraging, probably.
Our friends need not be the lens
alarmed at this intelligence, for web
. oive that it is utterly h'epossible for aN:
boat to reach Columbia. A gain, sihoulh
a -gunboat reach that place, transpori
cannot. Therefo~re theisemy can bring
no horses, mules or wagons for kaidin
purposes. We thinic it .a foolish al
.We learn further that our forces ii
--Columb~ia are deemed quite sufficient ti
repel the atfack if It should be inade
There is dd cause for present alarm.
- A eo-called Qonfederate soldier, asl
swesring to the name of STADLING, an
representing himself froin;Columbia, -
C., stole on Ugoda night last, fror
Mrs. 0. Wooingas, living three mile
south of Winnsberogwomiules, and mad
off with them, but owingt4 th6 eae
tionas of ottr wids-awake toun usayhal
Mr. S. SxaR', the clals was-overViante
and is now safely ensconced is "comifoi
able gq'artgs.~ 5? me4: for that ride
of the0 ile.
Thepfailre alW sagsV thet "ther
is ag rur that, ho qemy hay. i,
the liigh Bridge on t.e 86nathside 'raO
road, near Farmviile." .
.We t4 following sets fr
the Chao (N. C.) BU , of
"Passengers who arrived from Gree
boro' yesterday, i4form us that a rep
had reached that.placp thet ynqhbu
Va., had been evacuated. It is .s
posed 6hr forces will f11 badk Mid t
"We learn that on the night of the'I
a force of the enemy occupied Mannii
in Clarendon Diutnot, S. C., ab
twenty4bur miles from Kingtree *Ih
they had arrived on the 6th froa Go'
town. The force was varions)y eetima
at from 600 to 3,000."
"An officer lately'from Smithfield,
formed us yesterday that General Jol
ston's army was in good condition and
iue epirtis, The only depression
amon the people at home. The army
as it always haslheen, thoerfil and c(
A party of our cavalry captured Yi
kee Gen. Terry's ambulance, a mile a
a half trom Goldsboro',-onelay last we
end brought it to Gen. Johnston."
The Richmond Whig, in a brief a
excellent article lately'upon 6ur rece
roverses and bhe way to retrieve th<
"Let our people but spurn the temp
tions of ease and luxury, lot them 1
cultivate true munhood and a Sparl
defiance of hardships,. and let them I
hate the false and treacherpus foe, %
has first swindled us and then deceiv
us, then outraged us, and who fine
would crush, coliquer and enslave
and we shall be doubly nerved for a
fering, and for reveng'."
We.-ay Amen to all thie, ($ays
Petersburg EApress.) and if the wo
of the.Whig could sink as deep into i
hearts and consciences of .the South
people as they ought, then indeed wo
it be absolutely certain that we wo
not only speedily recover- from our li
military disasters but win, other a
more decisive, sud . glorioqs viqtor
which would compel our obstinate a
pervese foe, wdre he a hundred tir
more dogged and stubborn than lie is,
consent to terms of an hon9rable pea
Who can reconcile its to himself wh
his country is in the throes of a crisis I
with her destinieewhilst our brq
army is enduring without a murmur
sorts of privations, hardships and ex
sures-whilst we stand upon the narr
r isthmus, on one side of which lie
bondage and dogradatiori indiscribal
worse than Helotism or Africanism, a
'on the other side liberty and indep
dencb and all their blessings and glor
-who, we say, can it to hi
self in such a state this, to
dulge in the enjoy luxuries
in any gratification to souls
ease and in eut sufferi,
which abound all o ? W
amidst such scenes are n
spread throught who ities of<
people, can have the revel in
superfluities or in the an ordini
comlorts of life ? Who~ does not feel
heart buithin him es apheal al
appeal is ~eto him .for- .contributi
for the ref and sugginavice of tle ar
arvi for th deliverance of his coun
from the perils which einvirons it? ]
-we say,wshb the W, .et ouar.jg
peprathe temuptatioens of ase.s
luxury-let thera cnltivate true at
hoodand Spartai 'defienca 'of hardabi
and all will be well. With thus sp
blazing in.their bosomsi, they will, un
a argiling Providence, achieve their in
pendence, and this Confederacy wilU
.admitted ere long into the teat fanr
I of Nations apa go on proeoririg am
,prosper in its ntew career.. Afl dspe
y upon the people. 4ethey will stand
* :the army and the Case--if they #511
, opfheair ~duty, the result of the mtigi
struggle wilt far more coisois.,te t
for any r~I,ea and, slf-denialg ti
1 may voluntarily subject themselves
. They will'oe richly repaid for. all th
r by the precious, the inestiable blessi
od reedomi, based upon the greit pri:
glewhieb our forefathers les ue
i poelesalegsy, and aithfui an1sae
a dlrdrento~towhich can~ alone sesore
iastional )Mppigess and pr'osperitj
. 4h e reptk
111 6d of-iropt
As ni :-reini6reiodi~bilit4at bhig
Drt to Our Itenidaub and Town Council in
rg, reggr4 j the etail, of :igvor in thi8
91 Rie2,..#.ery citizen 4nqst, who',
eyes,can Aso the. drunkouepss on our
h. streets, and niany hawe tear<L that a
Ig, nero alaive has beeno grnitted to retail
iut spirits under the noinnal of "tobacoo,"
)re while others retail the article in person.
' The public qfety at aU ime demsd
that such things should not be permitted,
and especially at this time consta'nt vigi.
n ance shodd be exercised. If our Town
"' Couricil are not responsible in this mat
kn' ter *e would like to know who is.
is A CITIZEN.
[From the Daily Carolinian.
The Fall of Richmond
n- [oR SPECIAL CORnESPONDaNOE.]
id DANVILLE, VA., April 5, 1865.
Richmond and Pewseburg have fallen;
but they have gone down in a blaze of
gloty, and with a record unstained by
one blot of shamo. All that the enemy
nd have gained, has been purchased at a
int terrible price'in blood, while our own
, army, although suffering severely, is-still
strong, intact and ready for its future
a. Of the events of the last five days I
out can give you but a cursory view, and
an even this is obscured by the yet fresh
out smoke of battle.
ho Grant conimenced his grand move
ment as early as Tuesday, the 28th. It
'ed was not unantioipated. Our only doubt
fly was as to the exact point at which lhe.
u-, would make his main or deoisive demon.
f. stration. He felt our lines at different
localties along their entire length.
Ihe Hence Gen. Lee 'was compelled so to
rds distribote his forces as- to be prepared to
, repel the principal assault with the least
Orn Onbth Tuesday in question, the one
lid my advanced on the South side to with
id in one mile of the Boykin Plank Road,
,to threw up entrenchmente and .built a
,d large fort in the vicinity of the Lewis
House. During the night, his skiirmish.
d ersa ushed forward a few hundred yards
I fi*ther. Wednesday, we fought -this
ies columirwith varying success, and night
to drooped on a drawn battle. At Hatch
Ce er's Rin, during th'e afternoon, there
was also heavy Aghutin *i w1ich 'the
ienemy lost, heavi)y '. urd, Iheavy
g skirmishing and 1movoment. of troops.
ve ,Friday, the effbrts were lesumed, and
all with gre-uler determination. The Aped
?- eral cavalry swept around, our workoi
towards the railroads, but were met- by
)w Gen. Fitz Lee and repulsed. The Yan
a kee infantry, upwards of forty thousand
ily strong, were imissed near Burgess' mill,
pd and here battle was joined in earnest.
Of ites results I know nothing definite
save the enemy 'gained no substantial
le aatvantag, and suffelled great. We
In- captured betvyeen five and six idred
or On salturday and Sun~d4 ' ghtng
at was ful--tie shocks o- oqnfliet the
most le of the war, and the casual-.
'g ties oi sides mense. Our en
iO trenome in many pliides, were held
w by a thine only, but thisstood rnobly
nur to its po~ throughout Saturday. On
he Sunday, however, Grant resumed his
old vocation of "Butcher." Finding
ry -that he eould- maio little 'or nd impros
Uis sion in t|je ordinary .way, he massed, his
Ler troops 'several coliumns deep agieinst a
na portion of thie line onr the right, and thni
driving them relentlessly forward, suc
Sceeded at, last, after frightful sacrinice of
ry obtaining possessign of'a section
Os works. .It was not in the power
=0; o any ien, hiowever br~ee' to have
id wltho /these desperatenesapits with
n-* . grs @ t.pr 'ogret had
,not yet come up, huhbryn from
P, another pastof tefield. Mteanivhile
nt the' Fednrals wdre ?olling forward and
er recoiling like waves-those behind inn
e. pelling those before--until a lodgment
was eeted the worke mounted, a fia'nk
ing position and enfilade fire sicured,
and the battle substantially woni.
to0u ape and canister mnowe4I the
daenemy wn by hmidreds, our rifles told
by with unerg 'pregision, and tihe ground
twas literl crpetted& with the dead
and wounded, kint sheeFphyaioal brute
t7 force proved at last peior to oery
si thing else, and the. de dmes'were taken.
~ey We kcnow nothips ybt of'the military
t4. mioy~entnt.gf teo 'y mn' detail. But
evy statement that reachqetus onfrms
.the ,aA et yoges paedir
ga fou'li likeqxs~ odir
oci-Gen. A.,. fih is 6iid to Tiefe been
a killed or rpo)tally woun~dd Hie was
avy passing through the woods enid. esme
upon two lankees, irhaons surreusp he
demanded, -tinatead of yieldifi oned
to' them droW lhtlarid -shot ihn
-the body. Whether he was kil.
th b ithM i, s in the hat&
th n d p, bY still alive..
po. mortally woun.
led. a 0e o e lions of thie
ay Gen'T . kett issaid to have been.
killed. These reports- may all prove ri
premature, and -Iecommend that they dc
be redeived * with caution Our total th
lossb are estimated at from eight to fifi gr
.een thousand, of whom.a- condiderable '
portion are. prisbners. That of the ene.: tr
y can boldly be guessed at; but officers
who were engaged at the front ind saw C
ifelhig of the.slaughter, state that it A
anmot'be less than from 40 to 50,000. 10
THE SCENE IN RIoHMOND '
On the reception of the news, beggars th
%l description. While preparations for t
u evacuation had .been in progress sev
?ral weeks, the suddenness of the move- ll
nent took every one by surprise. The nu
President was at.Church ; officials were M
resting, in ,copiarative quiet, waiting G
hel despatches' of Gen. Lee; citizens w
wvere confident *and hopeful. No one
inticipated disaster. When, however, w
.he truth was foreshadowed, such hurry. all
ng to and fro, such gathering of goods, be
lisposition of effects, and endeavors to th
eave.the city, as took place, has no par. A
i1el during the war. The 'streets were L
Ahronged by an excited 'populace. The f
lepartments were alive. with swarms of TI
)fficials packing and removing the pub- to
.ic records.. The torch was freely 'ap- jo
lied by. order of the governinvint to all at(
ipecies of public property. In some in- in
itances the patriotic owners set fire lb of
.heir own pbenises. ,Libby's Erison, It
obacco. warehouses and flour 'mills, m
whole acres of "Virginia weed," coi
nissary stores and buildings, the Laba- to
;or.y and Arsenal, in brief everything tli
lhat couldpfford susienance to the Yan th
<ee army, or incite pillage was given to vi
lie flames. During Sunday nilit many cli
)f the stores were broken open -and rdb- as
led of their contents; and others were a
hrown.open to the poor and needy. l
Before sunrise flanes and smoke were
.oiling above and around the sacrificial ev
ile in every direction, and I recalled in
unid the bursting booms, the rush' and 80
,oar of conflagration, the movement of th
rains, and a thousand other incidents'of ri
he hour, the siege of S'ebastopol in the r
3rim-a. Our Malakoff had fallen, our
ioble fleet of gunboats were either sunk or t
)lown up as on that meniorable occasioni, Cl
md our nen might have been seen, fir
with the lurid !ight of their burning ar
apital glimmering on their- facei ro- I
reating slowly' from the place., T ake e
tall, in all, it w4s one of t'e nost.fear. -
i4 aights I. have ever ountemolated. o
magination can scarqely fill the pictuye. q
On Moday, up to th'e hour of My ,
leparture, the excitement still continued so
nd the %york of destruction progressed- h<
Vhe sqperb .railroid bridge across the of
rames wai - burned, and other sinJi ar th
tructorea above and below it, Litle a
ailroad rolling stock, if any, remained, mi
lke last train left on IMonday morning. A
At wha',hour. the enemy entered I j
a -not now informed. But as their M
Lvaice was within seven - miles, I pre- jh
uOle a. column mnst have marched np ti
luring the day, An offlicer wh'oescaed da
kom Richmond in a canoe says that bu
vhen he lefty' a, Yankee fflicer was ad. b:
Iressing'a crowd ftotn the Washington al
So far as wehae adyiees, they show P
good spirits still prevailing in the army at
md a genaeral determination not to suc- at
mmnb to the tem~porary .difficulties by ik
~hichi they have been enshro'uded-- br
People are generstly beginginpg to regard ma
he event as necessary to our fip atsuccess ki
We hope for the best. (OvrAXx ' T
THE BATTLE .or PETERl8nUf.--An
~fller who-left RIchmobnd at nine'.o'clookA
m Mqhday mornng-last; intfo~susthiat
it the timahe. JeA1.the pity.wae in iimes
rom Cary to Csanal streets. The f
shooeoe, warehotase and other~ entrepots
p a be~red *, J
No mob or vbolence oraniy kind' had
>ocurred up to the period when be loft,
10 that the reports of a destructive mob re
)n Sunday night are eintrde.' The en. of
yscavalry entered the city'- as 4he A
rain moved off that-he' carme out in.ti
r'he story of the rpob therefore we hope
a -entirely. O rroneotis. -Tis officer
lescribes the ,Ighiting on Saturday 'as h
terriffie beyond dsription. 'Top enemy $
rorced column after ' oolue ~ on our
sworks, lapping or lings oAt eextreine t
ht.- The yc'ame nine ehlumns -deep.
gt lines Iltered end were broken by $
~h obstinacy'of our defences;' but, the re
Iinth broke over odr force., like a whE so
mind. le s1kye the, destructibron he ra
menmy was., lnmmense. Our los&-w ci
think, consistedmhly in tlie pr' nors hei
taken by the enemy. All the siloners fl
'&we cajtered werqedunJ rhaying c
een prepared, adcording to Yikee tao- ide
Reos, for tipdreadful o'rdeaL On Mon- e
lay Sherida attacked Fita s and was in
tandsomeglv ranulam.-n4?a, Cmtfd .
rqns tle 4u6% )1a.. Chroniole & Sea..
firo > rkansas.
u g t, Arkansas river seems,'
t j -ilow than ever before.
)n diges a ttered all along tho
rer, and hardly a' boat passes, up or
wn, without being the recipient of.
ose leaden favors wldoh are 'never
ate # Louis paner will. show . the
nible of e'ainboktiken:
On Monday morning the stearliera
iippewa, Annie Jacobs, Lotus and
LI Hine left for Fort Smith, e4 route
a.uile ck. No aceitl occurred,
d no bushwhackers were visible"un
Tuesday at half paqt- que, wifen as
D Chippewa was "making a bend" ill
a river, just above McLean's' bottbm,
ino eighty miles below Fort Smith,
a was Bred at by a force of.greybacks,
rnbering about 1600, under the com
md of Col. Books, acting Brigadier
meral; they had a four gun battery,
ich. was partially concealed by brush.
After the firat volley, the Chippewa,
iich was badly injured swung around
d drifted upon a saird bar near tiw
nk; the boat was then boarded by
a rebels to whom she was surrerdereft.
detachment of about fifty men, and a
eutenant belonging to the 50th Indi.
a infantry, were also <made prisoners.
io steamer was then fired and burned
the water's edge'; she- will prove a
'al loss. The Chippewa was a small
irn wheeler, with a cargo aboard, hav.
s on her up river tiip,. carried a load
Government stores -tos Fort Smith.
was told she belonged, to the Govern.
The Annie Jacobs bein some nine or
i miles in the rear of the .Chippewa,
a firing was not. heard, and not until
e sight of.the burnin'g boat came to
aw, were any ideas entertained 'of the
>se proximity of the nebels.' 'As soon
the Jacobs bame within range, a mur
rous fire of 'artillery and musketry
is opened on her. . Eleven shot.
mt'completely through the -boat and
plodied mide. The tiller ropes hav'
; been cut, she drifed doivn'the river
rme distance and went aground. If
a rebels could succeed in crossing the
rer she will also become a prey.
The Lotus and Ad Hine now had the
vilege of running.tho blockade. These
'6 boats were some distance behind the
tippewa and Jabobs, and heard no
ing, and approacled inl blissful ignor.
ce the. be'nd. Thb imoke ofthe-Chip.
wa was visible some t.uee before 'the
pe bf action was reached, but by the
tie the wreck calie in sight the battery
'he fire. was principally directed it the
)tiis, she being the arger-boat. One
1i shot passed thrcugh the wheel.
mes, about eight inehes from tho head
the pilot, who na doubt, hinking
xt discretion was the better part-of
lot, abandoned his post, and for a few
>ments the boat was herown master.
t this critical state- of affairs Capt.
quith-, together with the engineers,
artin and Burdge, went.to the rear of
a boat, and by main strength turned
a. rudder by hand, and passed out of
.nger. But for this gallant act the
,at, would have becomea prize, aA the
shwhackers crovded around the bank,
t ready to -"dip th" the moment she
auhed. But in thitsthey were disap
'imted, hind the Lotus glided down
'eamn amid the yells of rage. How the
'eve named gentleman escaped injury
a problem niosolv'ed, 'neairly a hundred
.lle having struce the bea't in their im
ad'ate vicinity. Six persons were
lied and eleven wounded on the Lotus.
to lowe: deck was crowded with refu
es, mostly women and children. The
d Hineswas uninjured. I am indebted.
the coi.rteous and gentlamanly clerk
the Lotus, Mr. William H. Massay
Tips design of the rebels in this section'
to stopdmavigdtiona to Fort ibithm, and
they can 'prevent proviulons and Itores
na reaphing that place, it must in time
starved out. Fort Sroith,' if' in the
be) hands, would make a grand base
L erations, both' 'against- Nor ea,
a'kaasas andSouthert Missou' ' Tie
mored 'evacuation of g'o h soige
meks ago1 caused1 ipet here.
ie order of ab pie saig . to
ye come 'ealCanby, but
e order' 'conatrmvanded by theu '
-eside 'o probablr was aware of
e' 'rtance of. holding Iie posti
?as LOW 0oUKrTY To n .Larr
PRO'rva ?Jt-R4umerous acoonnts
inch uis, lothf fromn public andi private
oroes, of the unhecked and usbridled
ages of Foster's negro troops-through-.
4Charlebton) District. These deisona
vbeen alit as fgu as Pinefihli, thirty-9
eorfortyv miles from the ety, and
te orrible outrages and dore
tions. Indeed theoy arq etiaotI~g~ heir
cines ofpjhisg, Arson, rap.4egoro-pt
, &o-. &ojin) every part o h