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Saturday Morai DJ, April lt?, 1866.
Til* Food Question in Colombia.
This is a vital subject now ' among our citi?
zens, 1 Amidst all the rumora of strife elsewhere
.nd approaching raids, we are brought back,
inevitably, et least twice or thrice a day, to
the unpcriew necessities at home-(he food for
wires sod little ones. On this auTbjeet, moved
bythe necessities of the community, our Council
has bead extremely busy, always exercised, in
deed, as to the wsys and means of providing
for the suffering people. By action of lbs. joint
Executive Committee, it bas been deaided tu
stop tb? present roode of dispensing provisions
'by ratioas, and, instead, to commence, within a
few days, os a different system. It is deemed
to ??// provisions, by weight or measure, at ii
stipulated pri?e, according to the quality-of the
article and /.> ces*. This plan, we believe.
Will gire mere general satisfaction to consumers
and to fae people at large. There wi il be, how? ]
ever, s ^particular dispensation of food to the
city poor--to these, alone, Who are utterly -un?
able to buy-and tbvs-v id Tx made exclusively
by tm) city ?utbs>ri!i r..' Fur the 'destitute hc
yond the city limits, r?lion? will be given out
by .agents of the Statt auth?ritlws. Th? two
committees, City and Stat?, will be distinct and
several, and their appointments, and the pl ?ors
where they arc to besought, witt be made pub?
lic .in das season. Applicants to either will be
required to satisfy -th? committee of thc pro?
piiety- of their claims en the public stores.
Meantime, the ??eeutives of tbe^tate and city,
through several agents, will contin?e to fWocure
..provisions, either by purchase or barter, so aa
to heep up all th? supply within their ability to
, command, so long as-the present necessities of
the people shall ceatisae. We - trust, ia Hie,
meantime, that ?mr citksns, one and all, will
feel l bat these supplies must always be pr ?en?
r?o vs, .po matter hew earnestly our authorities
. may seek, and how urgently their constituents
V may. need, and that they themselves will ener?
getically sddress their efforts, according to their
i ?vi ability, lo mest the^exigencies of life for
th em .-Jv?-. ?
Molal Roan edies.
The great- remedy against cars ia labor. Tbs
11 < ai recurity frap all anxisty ia work. Go to
*vi?j, if yo? would not bo killed.by hourly
nrxietiea. Go to work, if you would be re-,
lb jed from street 'rumors.. If you'proceed to
o k*tig question?, you are done for:- ^If yon ssk
jrfi tr Ute Yaakee?, tb?y are caf e te.be at j our
' ti li *w. 'Talk of th? de*lV says the proverb,
-Hnd nis imp Vappear." When you ask fer th? !
n* WP, jour friend takes for grant?dth?t you
-wish to hear a sensation story-take? for
granted that yo? wisf? to harrow upyour-'wifa's
ff ?.linga, for th? fat? .of th? silver' -p^obs aft.
the baby. -Don't ask for sensation rumors.
Pon't harrow up your poor wife's feelings
tike pity on tb? poor lady. Nay, for y?nr owa
sake) don't invite the revelations Wt tba sensa?
tional. They pal? your ?he?k;**they weaken
/our knee*; they keep you futur? honest wor?r,
,. and .so? endanger jour religio:,, Go to work',,
The Omth? Ifta Oat*!
We can very ?weil understand how ano why
-the unfortunate citizen* of Charleston thoul?
take the oath to Lincoln, forced upon them, as
it ia. in their dureue, and made a condition of
their very existence,"while in that'fity: It ia
their fad fortune to ka there; their ead neces?
sity to take the ?nth; but it will.be their own
cr im inf. 1 aci if they remain there, and still more
: criminal, if/whtn they coule away, they do not
take immediate-steps to put themselves right
befo-F? the country, So far from relying on
their Yankee papers when in our camps and
precincts, the}- r-hould be made to destroy them;
to renounce all connection with the Yankees,
asid take such a course as Will tend folly to
their acquittal in the eyes of thoir*countrywen.
Where young and able-bodied, they should at
once neck the commandant at the first military
station, find" heg tobe put into the harness of
war. Thtr-e are many hundreds who, under
some sanction or ether, have been exempted
from the duties of the field; bot their vocations
of peuce have now all been abrogated, and
their eavmptivns aie void accoidingly. It will
net do now, with- Lincoln pardons in their
packets, to find their wa}- into our camp?, loiter
aleut among ue, with whiniagand lamentation
1 over the hurd necessity which made them mo
j nieiRaiily ?Uccumh from their faith; and, neither
[serviPg South or "North.^Davie or Lincoln, con
tmue-tbeir devotions to Mbtumoh-'.'that least
'-effected spirit of ?ll"-luxuriating in accumu?
lations of gold,? while their brethren of the
South ar? braving the t-teel ni.d .iron of our
foe?, and with our country overrun by the
satraps of tbe| tyrant. It is one thing to fall
into the ditch, but quite another thing to cling
to fl, where c-cap? is possible and the necessity
for it proper.
^ ' Morarle of Sherman's ArrnT)s*
^correspondent of the. Chester Cmrolinian
from Johnston's army, thus reportero the con?
dition of Sherman's troops^ their inferior atero/e
and the prospect before them and us:
'.The Yanbee dead and the prisoners bi Ar
upon them the*marks of their plundering cam?
paign-?ilk dresses, cold rings, cwinaware,
knives, forks, dre. Sherman's army was, no
doubt, at one time, a formidable ene, but now
they aii* only a band of plunderers, preferring
trophies - stolen* from defenceless women ead
children to the trophies of t herbet tl ?fiel ri, and
? retorting to any mean?, eve* to the burning ol
bouses, to extort the gold and silver won by
honest toil from the helpless. These Yankees
have fought before this, and fosght well, but
the moment the'warfnre became one of plunder,
battles became odious, and a few brave noes
now suffice to drive them back.
'Tba firing on' the 21st continued with bul
little intermieaion until S a. m., when we- WI
back across a creek on our extreme right. At
daylight, the Yankees moved forward vigor
ously, aa if they intended to drive ue further
bot we were well prepared-so well; indeed
that they did net attack. Gen. Jobastdn fel
bask st his Iti-si* bringing off every^hfr/g
Since thea we bat? not seen or bet/d from th?
Yankees. Sherman bas probably found it .ne
cessary to halt to dress bis wounds. Be this a
it rut, let bim advene* where he -will, hence
forth be will nat march ak he did '.brough Geor
.gie and Booth Carolina. There is a lion iii hi
-path, who will demand toll in human flesh ant
I bipod for every foot of ground . that he gaini
j Our force ie now sufficient, to fispute ib? corri
*>try with tba entm'y." v
Tja? -Catv Jacob JL Eats.
In the chaotic eon dil) on of our eonntry,
amidst th? storms of vsr ?nd th? lamentable
voca abd various griefs which follow in ita
' train, one baa little leisure fer private voca.
and*!he geed and the great are suffered te pata .
ii OBS th? ?tag? ?f life ind action-to leave va?
lant the high placea which they honored-the
social petition Which they kept in the grateful
affection of loving circles; and their departure
I proreely challenges a word; Ule oraler is dumb
j the poet silent-wen hear and droop their
pheadr, ard glide away to their lonelyy cbarh
! bera, and the sorrow which can no longer pro
' voke?JmparT?y, ?6 wept ovar in night and aoli~
! tud?. And thus suddenly hath passed, from
the eight- of a large and loving circle, the ex?
cellent man whose name is above -written-?
passed away almost in file nee-stricken down
in a single houi^to the equal astonishment and
dismay .of the msjiy by whom he was known
'and hanored; and, alas! language can deliver
nothing of .brm now which would he adequate "
to tlie illustration of the memories he has*sitl
Tlie gentle and amiable man, the loving father?
the thoughtful friend, the humble Christian
the virtues of Mr. Sass deserve a far mora sn
during memorial "than any which the present
melar cboly time can erect. We can ' only re
'.01 d' his departure, not describe his wei th; only,
-lamest, for our own sakes, the telfishnesa ef
our own loss whicn we feel, not his deserts;
silently n'.ourn hit loes to th? country -which *
he served as modestly aa faithfully and well;
and weep, even ss we burry along; not linger- *
i ng to plant a flower, or reara stone, or deliver
an eulogium! We shall send, when God shall'
afford na a respite from this cruel war, and
when tim? shall permit us the proper pause for
grief and loving' speech, To' remember, with be:
ooming tributes? the good and grsat who bave
been tom from na during this our season of
'bloody sweatband when that time shall arrive,
as we trust it soon may, then will none of tb?
worthies ?Lem te have lost in the struggle *
more justly claim ?or beot memories. Mean
while, wc raia? this simple and brief votive
offering to on? so mach beloved and justly ho?
nored; the pur? gentleman, the good friend,
the faithful counsellor, the pioUsXliristinn. Ber
St leasts lins eseap'eu much of thc sorrow that
etijl await? hie fronds, and We confidently be.
1 ?*ve fnjoys a life in bliss, ample compensative
of all past suffering, ?
-M a s? '
. , Cot. Eisnonton, 26jtb S."C., Maj. WHd, 2d E. C."
Capt, Westcott, 11thS.:C.,Capt. W. H.bartlets,
,2?th S. C., all oaptured by Schofield, have been'
sent to vl?OTt Delaware. ' *
Of the officers, ia addition to Anderson, pre
s?st at the surrender of fort -Sumter, finr
years, ?go, S. "W. Crawford, then surgeon, is
now ci inmaoding a Dtds-i C;?si, A. Dou?
bleday, then captain, is new a general, acting
aa pfetddcut of a court mai tial in Philadelphia;
T. ^ejmo'ur, then tay tai?, is new ? general,
with Grtyit, we believe; Jeff. C. Davis, then a
u.eatonsn*? is now commanding n corps under
-Sherman; J. G. Feater, then captain of engi
n?era, is now major genersl; K. K. Meade, th?n
secend beuttnsol of ?sigine?rs, of this State,
the only officer presant who came into the
Confederate service, thept hie last -sleep ba
neath his-ss liv s sei i- MchtasmJ Whig.