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ruto forces having evacuated Columbia, I deem
il, my duty, aa Mayor and representative of
thc**city, to ask for ?ls cliizens thc treatment
accorded by the'usages of civilized* "warfare.
. I therefore respectfully request that you will
send a sufficient guard in advance of the
army to maintain order in the city and pro?
tect" the persons and property o? the citizens.
Verv respectfully, your obedient servant,
T. J.fGOODWYN, Mayor.
At 9 o'clock, on the painfully memorable
morning of the 17th February, (. rioay.) a depo
talion from the City Connci', consisting o? the
.Major, Aldermen McKenzie, Bate3 and Stork,
io a carriage bearing a white flag, proceeded
tewards the Broad Uiver Bridge lioad. Ar?
riving at the forks of the Winnsboro Hoad,
they discovered that our skirmishers were still
busy with their guns, playing upon the ad:
vance of the enemy. These we?e troops of
General "Wheeler. This conflict was continued
simply to afford the main army ally possible
advantages of a starts' in their retreat. Gen.
W. apprised thc deputation that his men
would now be withdrawn, and instructed
. thena in what manner to proceed. The de?
putation met the 'column of the enemy under
Capt. Platt, who sent them forward to Col.
Stone, who finally took his seat with them in
- the carriage. The advance belonged to the
15th corps, (Gen. Howard,) and tbjfs corps, we
are told, is the one usually sent in advance
when the purpose is destruction. It is tacitly
nnderstood in the army that the occupation
of a city by the loth corps is virtually its
doom. It is verJlcertain that these troops had
Iong before become experts in tao business of
i sack, thorough pillage and all manner of in?
The Mayor reports that on surrendering the
city to Col. Stone, thc latter assuredliim of the
safety of the citizens and of the protection ol
their property while under Ititi command. He
Couh1. not answer fi>r Gen, Sherman^ who was in
She rear, but he expressed the conviction, that
he wouhl fully conti ria the assurances which he
(Col. Si.oiie)4iad given, Subsequently, Gen.
Sherman did confirm them, and that night,
seeing that the Mayor was exhausted by bis
labors of thc day, be" counselled, him to retire
to rest, saying, "Not a finger's breadth, Mr.
Mayor, of your eily shall be harmed. Tou maj
lio down lo sleep, satisfied that your town sha!
be as safe in my hands as if wholly in yout
own." Such was Very nearly the language ?E
whic'.i he spoke; such was the substance of it
He added: ' It will become my duty to destco^
Eofne of the public or Government buildings
but I will reserve this performance to nnothei
day. It shall be done io-morrow, provided th*
day be calm." And the Mayor retired wit!
this solemnly" asserted and repeated assurante.
[CONTINUED IS OUK NEXT.]
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? The Fire.
m The following is a list of the owxers ant
occupants of the houses destroj-ed:
?m ?'.r" Tm. ss S sss? ! ?^?jfvarr * KS *
J^CilA:tI>.-:? >X Oil : i * 13" STREE*
WSiPrice. War?Jwuse filled wit?f cotton.?
W McAlister r.nd R Keenan, jr. Dwelling.
James Calbcar*. Store and yarehous^ filled
R O'??eale. 2 wnrehoiiscs filled with cotton.
P P Chambers. Warehouse " "
. Mrs J J*Khislcr. Dwelling.
Mrs Law. Store?and warehouse containing!
provisions beiongii-g to Dr A W Kennedy".
Janies Crawford. Dwelling.
E. 0'Neale. Store and warehouse containftg
a rrautity of cotton.
J R Kennedy. Dwelling.
. L D Chihls Dwelling and out houses.
The houses bf A Civil and Jas Tarrar saved.
Ufpcr to Ztumbtr.- We#l.
Mrs Kirk. Store, dwelling," etc, occupied by
Estate .Tas A Kennedy. Storehouse contain?
ing Government provisions.
Estate Jas A Kennedy. Dwelling occupied
byV^ Boney, M P Brennan and others.
P E Fianigan. Store and dwelling occupied
"G- 3 Nunamaker. Store, dwelling, cotton
house, etc. ?
A Crawford. Cotton -warehonse.
n " Dwelling occupied by- Mrs J
Jacobs and C Agnew. *
Kraft, Goldsmith & Kraft. Sword factory.
Henry Hunt, Dwelling.
Mrs P Patterson. Dwelling occupied by Dr
I D Durham.
St Mary's College. Government stores, etc.
R Lewis. Stor? and dwelling occupied by
R Caldwell and Government goods.
Wm Ly les.. Store and dwelling. <
?laanber lo Ricldaiul.-West.
Wm*Heunics. Store and warehouse used as
cooper's shop and Government storehouse
Wm Hcnnies. Dweiliug occupied by owner,
store filled with Government goods
H Hess, Store and dwelling
" Store filled with furniture
Grieshabers ? Wolfe. 2 stores and dwelling,
DrT J Roach. Dwelling oe by Molieuhauer'
John Judge ?? Co. Stocking factory
A Riley. Store and dwelling
" Dwelling occupied by
W McGuinnis. Store and dwelling.
A Riley. Store and dwelling occupied by V
The dwelling owned by A Riley and occu
pied by Mr flachetgjtt not burnt."
Richland M?inrcL- Wert.
Estate John Dcaro. Dwelling occupied by S
Mathews, store i:sed by Ste!e'Commissary
M rs. J Blankenstein. Store ar.d uwelimg rc
eupied by Joh:: Mason
Mrs J Blank..'.a^iu. Slore a'iid dwelling
occupied by M Thom? and >?i>--.
. ' _ 0_ I
j :,l i . - Store-au?i ?wefi?ng
t? J i>JiHl?s. Store und dwelling occupied
by 31 li-.^nipaoti -? * ,
AV If V\:vse. Store and dwelling
li Lewi-. Store occupied by Itrrarer'& Co
'. Vacant store
S* )re tined for Government stores *
Bishop Lynch. Dwellings occupied by
(Ponsignon and ethers
John ?lcCa?ly. Dwelling, store occupied by
F D Farminc ~ ^
Il C 1'; ancle* Dwelling \
2!rs LaW. Dwelling, L-lore used as Govsrn
J. ?; nrr.l to Blandiii</- - Wenny
Keatinge & Ball. Engraving establishment
Estate C Bick. Dwelling *jccapicd by John
Davis and others
Dr F Marks. Store occupied by , *w?U
incs by 1'.Marks, J A Patton and others
Estate John J Kinsler. Dwelling eccupfcd
by Jos Sampson and others, store by A Jones ?'
Estate John KinsLr. Store oe by ?I Heckling
David 'r.cob?. Dwelling V
M Comerford. Siorc aud dwelling occupied
by H Kaufman
M Comerford. Store and dw.-r.ing
East. , j
Boyne ?fe Sprowl. ' Stone Yani
Estate C Beck. Store occupied by J C Kea?
neth, dwelling by Ji Thompson and others :
Jamos Brown. Government store?. ..
Thos Boyue. Dwelling ^
C Norman. Store occupied bv Mrs Herfwig>
" ' " , J Mende. \
" Dwelling " . "
E Stenhouse. Store and dwelling ".
E Hope. Store occupied by H Hunt, ?well?
ing by W Thelps
E Hope. Store occupied by A Miles
E ?fe G D Hope. Store*, sleepir-^, room:, occu?
pied by P Schwartz, A Kipper and oth;rs
Blanding to Taylor or Camden.- Wist. , 't
R Br^ce. Store occupied by M S'Asjoeiat'a \
" " .' Mrs Du Ross r \
" Dwelling occupied'by Mr? DO \ *
j Speck as a boarding house , ^ff . m
Lr. M Ehrlich. Shoe store aAl dwelling i .
* % Store occupfrd by W Stieglitz \
! John Seegers. Store occupied" by J Bahlmaa ty
J1 '. r\i:s3 K Frank V
Bruns & Filhardt. Shoe s'.ore and dwelling
John Bawls. Store occupied by Joplin S Dna \
" " Barber's shop oe by C Carroll
" . Store occupied by \
I *. " ' P Pape
j "W T Walter. S*tore ??ecupied by llr-j Zernow, . \
VV. T Walter. Express Co, nnei:lini?d freight.
" Dwelling unoccupied
" '.Store occupied by I. Blum .
Estate J J Kicsler. Store c4,- 1 ? t: Clark?
.' ilrruw . second ?tory ?*
used by Ev at s? Coi ei'as h u.-.liicoffio?^
third yt o rv as Treu**, f ':?-.<- ,