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Friday MoraiMft ^PT? 14, iW?.
*? M/Uor John. R- Nfornae?.
Thia gentleman, the highly ?bl? Stat? Archi
tect, is one of those sufferers, at the bands of|
the Yankees. In a professional aa well as^ pecu?
niary way, whose losses are, in a larga measure,
public as well aa private; since the scientific
library, the models, designs and-'nrplenaen^Pbf j
an architect, are conrea? nf ??52 mor; . fermai; or.
and intelligence, to -jrhieb all students have
need to i--psir at season?. And it-'ja not easy
to replace such collections as accumulate during
a term of years in the hands of the professe 1-*
difficult at any period-impossible at the pre '
sent.' Major Kiernsee, being up to the last mo?
ment engagfd in the erection of the mitifica
tiona around Columbia, had neither the lime j
. nor the opportunity for th? removal of any
.thing from bia office, nor, indeed, could Imw
. pertation'be had in those hours of general con
fusion. Bis office, being his studio nico-nay.
" his professional home-ha had accumulated
his rooms hundreds of architectura l picture? and ?
engravings, a select and extensive libmvy ii
architecture,the' best authorities ia civil, and1
roTfitary engineering, and the service? connected
therewith,. and preenred,. at - greet ^ cost, j f mn
England, France and Germany. There were
other work? of the rarest ?ind, illustrating ail
the great cathedrals and other churches, pa?
laces and public buildings both ancient ai,d
modern, of these countries; the areliitacrh-ii
modela of Grecoc and Some, of Bohlbeck and
.Palmyra, and of the moat modern and Kcceet
structures, during thc past fifty years on thc
continent of Europe; the illuminated work* of
Sk Fetors, thc frescoes af. the Vatican and
other palaces at Some; models, casts, instru?
ments, sketches, drawings and note?; made'snu
evtuniulaUd by Mr. Niernsee himeelf, duringa
temi Of thirty years, both Ju this country and
tm ope. Be baa lost all, and the details would
he countless, cannot be recalled, ?ava ut periods
when the necessity shall arise to the mind of
thc student, for reference and examination to
standards a ad authorities. Tba recorded and
graphic experience*, of a matured professional
existence of long study and hard labor, not to
- he estimated by any money standard, baa been
swept away in a night.. flic dwelling, almost
ky n miracle, escaped the flames, but was plun?
dered of ?ll its contenta' Uh private pap rs,
biri dr, dei de, memoranda, disappeared with
clothing nnd provisions. What waa nat borne
away, -s ae tom into shreds and tatters, and
strewed about tba floor. There was one frequent
practice of toe Yankees,* which they .put in
- exercise ia thc store-room and pantry' of the
. architect, and the dcr-e.ript? ?sVf it, in bia case,
will tuffice to illcetrate the repeated ezparieneca
M ot hei?. A barret of flour is emptied and
spread ?* on the floor; a barrel of rice, another
of gi ist or meal, ie spread, ia like maa ncr, over
it ? then peas, preserves, pickles, spices, salt
vinegar, Bustard, medicines, are all cast int?
the mare; over which, to render theAmedl?y
"slab and good," they pour thc content? of a
sorrel of snolaseca. Such wea thc .fat? af th?
?reatare cern for* s of oar architect at th? head*
of th? Yankees. We gire hi? peraofeal ?jad
farther experience io^hia own. language, con
tained^'n a letter, from which we have! drawn
these and ether n?terrn?s: "
"After many ineffectual moves to four or. five
diff?rent places of supposed refuge, I arrived
iat tho vacant lot South of the Charlotte Bail
road Depot^rith a family consisting of twelve
persone-ali females and children, with the
exception o&junyaelf and a ?rippled ion of
twelve years of age, who yet suffered from an
amputated right hand-and with an incongru?
ous bociraxr?- arm?n^??^?'*?yy!^s?jc ss much
sn proportion as ?hat of a friend of mine, Who
startle from a well stocked heine with upwards
of seventy-liv? fine hams, and landed finally,
.titer stopping at ?even successive places of
, efegc.et the Female College,:wkh- 'two hams
rmi a half! Here, on this outojf>ths wsy and
dot ol ate common?, the drunken Ts altees reeling
home to camp during the night, and in my ab
?nee (trying to .bring np ana save more' gooda
and chattel? from my hume) invaded our tem?
porary reeling place, ?hot pistola at my wife
and eh need my daughter and ?000 refugee lady
friend* with knives, and made night hideous in
general; ut-rolling a sleeping infant and my poor
oripplrd boy. out of ihe^svjuat blanket? tv a co
[raring; answering my wjfe, on ber earnest en?
treaties nut i<> take Ute -Inst covering from the
(>oor children; tLct thed--d little rebels suffer
i* w i hr.v*?4i;i .i tc? 3o for the past four year?.'
This dreadful stem- finally closed, by their dis
?OTery ol whnt they ?mrgined to be a basket
full of ??h er forks,-just aa they were about to
break r pei. a h. i ge and valuable trunk. The
supposed ?ilv<rhA\td the trunk. They bounced
tri tttatte upon that basket of pJattd forks, and
disappear* d camp?warda and into the neighbor
iiig tv ?MICH." :
, Charlea Lcwodti, Esq.
We I ave already ventured lo correct ami?;
Matesunt of tba. prtt-s, which described Mr
Lowndes as having, in Charleston, taken the
oath to, Lincoln. The denial j* repeated in
1 strong terms by a correspondent of the Augusta
/iouxtituiioualiaf, who pays that Mr. Lowndes
left Charleston on .purpose to avoid the necea
shy of *eki?g the oath. We regret to lean
that MrvL., like so many others, haa loatnearl]
all h.ix property through the tender mercies o:
the Yankees; but thal he has sacrificed no part
of his faith, and bate? nothing of heart enc
hope in the cause et bia country. He haa ai
only son serving in the war,JIB adjutant-Genera
: We learn from the annie correspondent of th'
C'onstitulionalittt, that slr. Lowndes haa beci
culled to the honorable position, of the Pres!
drucy ?f the Bank of Charleston,Bad? vacan
by the death of the late lamented- Mr. Saai
Mr. Lowndes is now" at Greenville, S C., wher
the Bank of Charleston maintains an agency.
Ms. ET ?TOE: My attention having been ?all?
to an (citorinl in your paper, which leaves th
i inpress*** that -the marin? school haa bee
suspended, I bf g leave to say that there "is n
foundation for-euch. 3 be Loys are now ci
gaged on a farm near Orangebsrg, pnrsuin
their academic ?tudi?s, and at the earn? tin
cultivating the farm, to contribute to tho
support. '-WM. B. YATES,
Chaplain Marine School.
Kew York dat?? of the SOth state that gol
opened at 162; went to 152}, std closed at 1*8
Cotton demand limited-prieta d?clin?e*--m?
Jstt c ?oe td very irregular, with a down war
tcadeacj. Sal?? of ?CO balea.
.Hi* office of the Qtjutr.bia Phonir ie < n
Gates street, second door from Blain.
- MR. T. W. MORDECAI.-It ans remet hing < f ?>
surprise, and a painful OIK , to her yetti rdry
that Mr. T. W. Mordecai, a-'respectnl>Ic ritbun
of Columbia, died suddenly. the* night ~be-i?'S?\ .
of disease of the heart. Mr. Mordecai len Ve- ?.
very large family; af five daughters it J iva .
SODS-one of th? latter bt:=g in thc army.
EXODUS-It will be seen from the I.?HIVKI ?
mont of our Mayor of C^lund'in, t hut I ran? pi v
ta lion, by wagon, will bef?triiibhed this n??>i nii.>
to those citizens who desiie to leave tlte phi...
It :s recommended to all who can lcav>, ?iud
desire to do so, that they should avail th>n>
aelvee of this and all sneh opportunities a*
offer, to make their exit from n eorotnni.it y
which roust," in a brief time, prove incapable of,
s uppi? ting them. Our numbers arc still such,
after all departures, as will not allow of their
being fed on the resources of rite community.
Supplies come in aary'slowly. - Transportation
is "next to impossible; tn? countiy'immediately
a round na is ro thoroughly devastated that it
can no lotTger feed its own' population, and.
many from the surrounding parts actually ea*lt
their support from, thc exhausted stores of r ur
.city. It ls the part of prtodence, ?eeeesaii!y,.
that we thcnld lessen in every possible way the
number of hungry mouths among us. Let wll,
?hen, who can.departv take the hint and be iff,
without stopping to take leavo or arranging,
the order of proeeedure in their departure.
Surely, to "men still capable of work and enter
prise, no exhortation to go abroad, andogev
occupation, and do better, should be necessniy.
It is the worst'feature in our morals, that there
sb onld be so little show of mental and moral
effort to repair ow fortunes, or at least wie; '
ovr energies for th? proper maintenance c.f
ourselves and famiHea. Men bad better work
in vain, and to no profit, than sit, likt? thc
sluggard, with foided bends, waiting, with ii o
'Micawber ef Dickens, to see what will turn .
up. Let ns turn up ourselves, and not be con?
tent merely to look up-lying on the'rlat of our
iKPmrseMEKT dr Hoares.-IS there no w?;, ?.o'
correct the nofarions impressment ot* thc I?, w
mules and horses left in districts so der npulai ?. d
as those of Columbia? Here, within a way ot
two,1 soldiers fresh . from 'Augusta and - other
parts which have escaped the ravagers, have SK'4
to work to impresa the horses from wagons
arriving with provisiens in the city. At thin
rat?, whnt farmers will send provi.-ii-i.e to ll
people of the town? The more rt-pi M td tl
practice willajJPnce to keep the wagor.s awa\
Gen. Lovell, we understand, wilby ?uaiemul it
promptness, interfered, in som? ?ases, to bax e
the horses restored to their owners. Put th -
.wjll not suffice to restore confidence to tit
people af Ure country. The worst of it hr"
that, as we are told, the roads are now au ii.
secure-so infested by soldiers, or ^lic^c v. l.t.
J pretend to be so, ia the abr-eucc of any ei < :. \
1--ibat no traveler's er wagoner's boise is sat?,
unless protected by rifle or revolver: nndrstorkt.
have resabed us, from va rf bu* sources, tb at