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Thursday Morning, April 13, 1866.
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Mis. Ringgold in Savannah?.
The Savannah ScpviUian contains the fol?
lowing precious morceau, upon whichswe need
acaree pase.any comment. What sort of per?
secution the good lady refere to-if,' indeed,
she is responsible for.this paragraph-it is dif?
ficult to divine. Persecution, indeed! . As if
the good people of Columbia, in the struggle,
after daily porridge and pottage, have_time to
think bf their neighbors' virtues at all.. Even
Saanjfag ia at an end, and when folks meet,
the' talk ia of the how, the when end the- where
of the next- d ay's dinnei :
Among the ladies who arrived her? j'esterday
waa Mrs. Colonel Ringgold of Columbia, widow
of Colonel Riuggold, a native of Charleston,
'who died in San Francisco about six months
~ since. Mrs. Ringgold states that Gen. Sherman,
upon occupying Columbia, treated the eitizens
. with great kindnesa, and'tock every precaution
, to insure' the protection of their property/ Yet
?, many, fearing, that their dwellings woald be
.. plundered, begged tue privilege of depositing
H their plate and^dther valuables in her house, as
sha waa known-io be a prominent Unionist, aud
wsuld be likely to enjoy the immediate pro
. * Section of Gen. Shei man. Their most valuable
articles were accordingly pla etd with her for
safa keeping. ?s'o> sooner, however, had t) e
Federal troops left the Uso, than these samt
citizens who had enjoyed her protection re
^ - newed their persecutions upon her, and by
?very Keans sou. ht to drive har from herkoine,
The Louden Timex says that "the Unite.'
_ States,*? f re united, will certainly go to wai
with, England, if tNey can;- but both North ant
. fianth being exhausted; they are not likely t<
flad-sueoesa easy by turning a ya inst a new foi
".Ut untouched strength and resources." W<
are quite willing lhab John-Ball ahould la.
thia flattering unction to bis sou)-if he can
fcut if ever nation deliberately threw away it
* own chances of crippling's natural enemy, an?
Utterly "baffling m limine, every pi aspect o
r war from _tb?t tourjm, lu,<y> tac Kngiish bav<
-bas? that nation. The effete statesmanship 0
. 0 Rnaeaii and Palmerston have, made England'
tteaknass patent enough, equally, lo /ondie:
and fenn OrapeaucL
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As aeverai errors occurred io th? casualties i
Rhett's brigade cf regulars, in the action ?
. 16th. March, near Averyaboro, If. C.,"we pul
Jiab'ths following correct list:
., Col Wm Butler, commanding brigade, wo?n<
sa in aida slight. 1st S O Infantry, Liant O
?feTreville, commanding-Killed: Aient ' C
Robert ?cTreville, Lieut Lesli? Glover, l?ei
-Qusttlebauni. Wounded: Capt R Press Saait
ia beth legr, ?tverely; Capt Burg Burne!
thigh, severe; Capt R Bacot, knee, dight; Ca
J E Warley, shoulder, severe; Capt D 6 Ct
houn, finger,' slight; Lieut Ed North, han
severs; Lieut T P Mikel!, foot, severa
|, 1st S C Artillery, Lieut Col Yatee comm an
inc-Killed: Capt Lesesne, Lieut Oscar LaBorc
Wounded: Capt Julius Rhett, hand;Maj Blan
5ng side and,, aim, severe; Lieut Fickfing, li
ie vere; Lieut* Robertson, leg, .severe; Li<
Dargan, shoulder, severe; Lieut Middleton.
. Luca3' Battalion, Maj Lucas commanding
Wounded: Capt "Richardson, leg, tcsere; Lil
. % Bowie, Lt Wm Martin, cheat. .
Hood's report of his campaign has appear
It abounds wit h flings at Gea. 3 dh nates. 1
J??b?o_id press ?aneases ?. ? sg?
Latest Kewi fro? Richmond. '_.
The Chester Carolinian has obtained fha fol?
lowing interesting facts from a gentleman who
i has just arrived, having, left Richmond on the
game train w Uh ina President and tke-aCabmefc
The evacuation took place as before stated.
Hon VJ- 'fighting had preceded the event for two
days, and it is said that, owing to the bad ac?
tion of one of our brigades, the enemy broke
through our line? on the South-side, and swept
down them for a distance of three or fournies.
The- troops on the North side had been ..previ?
ously removed, except a sufficient force to
maintain a chow of defence. During these ea
gngements, we suffered heavily, the ground
being obstinately contested. Lieut. Gen. A. P.
Hill and Gen^-W. H. F. Lee, a son of Gen. R.
Lee, are reported killed, and Maj. Gen. Gordon
mortally wounded. McGowan's brigade is de?
scribed to .have been in the thickest of the
tumult, and to. have paid dearly for its heroism.
'In the city of Richmond, the evacuation was
suddeu, although anticipated, and hence many
persons were caught by the surprise who would
gladly have com? away. Merchants threw
opwi their stores tb our soldiers, and valuables
were freely g:v#n,to the men. The agency of
the South -Carolina Central Association, under
the direction -of Col. E. P. Jones, was likewise
opened to-the army and tbe troops permitted
to supply themselves with blankets and clothing.
All the tobacco in the city was bumed by
direction of Gen. Ewell, save such quantities a*
were bought by families to be used aa a me?
dium of exchange. * -
lt is reported that the capitol of the State
was burned by ocder of Gov. Smith.
Moat of thc valuable Government property
had been previously removed.' The Tr edegar
Iron 'Works, ordnance departments, nasal bu
ieaus, ?te.', are also safe; ?o that the lola will
fall-most heavily on the merchants and citizen*
The last t rain'left Richmond on Mcnd%
morning, about So'elock- Theseueny bed not
then reached ihe ?Tty. It was understood that
a committee would go forward to meet them, j
* i COUNCIL CHAMBER,
.'* COLUMBIA, S. C.. April ll, 1865.
Courcil convened at 4 o'clock p. m. Pre?
sent-His Honor Mayor Goodwyn, Ass't Mayor
Gibbet;. AJdermen Bales. Blakely, Glaze, Guig
nard, Harrie, Hope, Leaphart, McKenzie, Stor?;r
Waring and Wells. ? /
Alderman McKenzie, Chairman of Committee
on Water Works, presented au account of John
Alexander for fs" 0. pjdci t d to be paid.
The Mayor T? ad a communication from
Messrs. Willie Watts, James Tratt and -Jarrett
Freeman, committee representing 1st Texas
Regiment, donating $280 -for the" relief of thc
sufferers of this city G fatefully accepted, and
referred to Finance Committee.
Petition of V. Eugine Duab<c, for-sue ti one?
and' commission.merchant license, was read,
and, on motion, granted. . t?
Petition of CR. Bryce, asking permission U
remove certain shade trees designated therein
was read and ordered to be placed OQ record.
On motion of Assistant Mayor Gibbes, it wai
ordered that the ordinance relating to hogs
Eta, ?c., be 'strictly enforced, .commencing
n Monday next, and that the same be pub
ed. ? <r ?
On "motion. Mr. Luke Sestrunk waa appojntex
ferryman of Upper Bridge. .
On motion of Assistant Mayor' Gibbes, Al
dermen Bates,jGuignaid and .Wells were, ap
pointed to arrange rates t?f fcrryage.
. Election for City derk was then ordered
Mr. A. G. jRskin, being the only candidate
-was daly elected. . <
, P. B. GLASS, City Clerk pro Ism.
% * X?Ocal Items.
Th? office of the Columbia Pkomix is on
Gate? street, second ?loor from Plitin. .
" GEK. MANSFIELD I.OVRIX.-W? ere -greatly
pleased to announce that Gen. Lovell has bo? n
assigned to thc command of the Confeder?te
troops within South Carolina. Ne appoint nu i t
could have pleased us, better. We tak<- foi
granted^that this gentleman will ?bon begin a
vigorous administration of the military'g<>\ ?1 v.
ment of the State, and.hy efficient enibodim>?nt
of his troops, will set at rest the thous.-.nd dTttty
rumors of raiding parties, threatening < adi
good wojnon's htm roost, East, West, Not th and
gouth of na.. jS " * ".*..*
THE FIRST or THE SSASOV.-We have received
from Mr. George Lever a dish of lussions straw
berries, "tuc first of tba season," for which ! .
will accept our thanks. Just to think of *i*
strawberries ar.d CreTtrn! Mr. L. ie. well known
in ibis community for his groat success iu raf?,
ing the finest fruits and vegetables.
Mr. Wm. Burton baa also presented us a fi iv
bunch of onions. If Some other good fr?e: i
will enly send along a beef steak,.what ar? ?\.
o client dinner'we could have! -
DIVINE TOBACCO.-So gentle Edmund Spei se;
a tyles the Yirgitia weed, which Walter Kahlin
t? ught him how to smoke. Well, we rr-joicc
that our friends enable us lo emulate the prac,
tic?' of auch noble worthies, and ' occasior.nlly
minister to our appetite. One of these left * -
a packet of the choicest article y esi?rday. We
trust tliat when he again looks in ur on its, be
will afford us an opportunity to puf '-.'ihit^ty.
way'-Of requital. We bestow our bleisirigfr (>n
him ata distance, and pray, that, a]h his OK rr-*
may end in smoke, likevlhe last Yankee exped
Our veteran brother of the Carolinian., now
published in Cheater, says that the^Confedcrate
debt, in round numbera, is-one thousand mi:
?( JolUro. Ti ?ocUu thia <imonri-into
golden figures, and it is simply one hund?* il
millions! Pact! You may snap your firrgoi> > t
the debt, if you can secure your independt i -?
-If our iots were only as smelt as ojw ddt, ?ho
would not snap his fingert? Do not groan und? r
your fardels, brother. Do not suppose thai
uobefiy is killed but yourself. Hare .faith, std
go to your tasks without growling. Do t"
^hat you can, each of you, in his 6malV way?
and the- debt i.3 paid, and the less is repaired
and we have eur independence.
fl A sorreaponuent of the New York N?fa
under date' of the 11th of March, at London,
positively asserts that a'secret treaty belwcea
Franco and the Confederate States lind be? n
signed and ratified at Paris on ?be 5th March.
The New York Hirald says that the gold
market is in a panic, and failures in commei-eiul
circles numerous and for largo sums.
'Confederate refugees are rapidly arminv tit
Philadelphia, anda public meeting bad be n
called to pTovid? for them.
President Lincoln has ordered that Maj* Gen
Anderson raiae th? old flag esr Fort Sumter or
thc 18ih of Aprils -