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beak, killed. JTbeee reporta nay all prev? pre?
mature. Onr tetal lo?*?? are eetiajaUd at from
- eight to fifteea thousand, of tr bom a consider?
able ?umber are prieoncrs. - That cf the enemy
eaa.be gnecacd at; but officers who were en?
gaged at the front and ?aw cometh)ag of th?
, ?Uagbter, state that it cahoot bc Ices than from
io tn 50,000.
?flLTho ?eena itt Richmond ?a tb? reception of
the near? beggars deseriptiea. While pr?pam-.
tiona for an evacuation bad been ia progress
several weeks, the soddenness of thc movemcat
took every one hf aafprisc. Thc Prcaidcai was
at chu ron; officials w?r? resting in^comparati ve
- * quiet, awaiting thc despatches of Oca. Lee;
ei ticen* wera confident and bopefuL No ?ac
ttittoipatod disaster. When, however, th?
~ Broth waa foreshadowed, such harrying to and
' fro,' each gathering of goode, disposition of
effect?, aad endeavors to leave th? city, nalook
planc has .no parallel during thc,war. The
streete wer? thronged by an excited populace.
:. The departments wer? alive with swarms of,
.finial* peeking and removing'th? publie re
. ??rda. The t?reh waa freely applied by-order
_?f?lh? Government to ?11?pe?h* of pwbliepro
., party. Ia ?om? instance*, the pa <T?tie owners
act Arc to their own pwii?? Libby's Prison,
tob?ceo warehouses and dour milla, whole acres
of "Tirgiaio weed." commissary ?tore? ana
buildings, th? laboratory and aieeual-in brief,
everything that could afford sustenance to the
Yaake* ?nay, or incite pillage, wes given to
the flssBSJ. Daring Sunday night-, many of the
.atares were.broken open and robbed of their
sentants, and others wer? ?irown ?pen to thc
peor ?ad needy. ?
Befcrc eunriee, flame? and ?moke wer? coiling
above and a roved tb? sacrificial pile ia every
direction. Oar Malakoff had fallen, our noble
*. "fleet of gun-bee te were either sunk or blown
"np, as ea that memorable .occasion, and our
nan might bare beca sec?, witb the lurid light
et* their barning capital glimmering on their
tacos, retreating slowly from the place.
Ott afeadey, up to the boor of my departure,
the eseitoaaect still continued and tb? work Of
r 4?etraeti?a progressed. Thc superb railroad
bridff? a ere ca thc James waa barned, end other
aballar atrnetarec abo ve? and below it. Little
railroad rolling ?tock, if any, remained. Thc
last tra? left o? M?t]jby morning.
At what hoar the enemy entered, I nm not
BOW informed. But, es their advance was
within seven asilas, I presume a column must
bave were?* d np daring the day. An officer
who cseaped from Riebmoad in a canoe says
that, when h? left, ? Tanke? officer wa? address?
ing a crowd from thc Washington monument.
Fr?ta the Augusta ?onttiiutiamUtt, mt thc
1Mb, we take thc fellowing secou?t, alleged to
be authentic from Richmond:
Gentlemen who left Richmond aabseqaent to
thc evacuation, bavereachcd this city and.fur?
nished ns with some interesting particulars of
thia sad event. All of them concur ia the
etateaacv* that thole wac no disorder attending
. she affair, and that all of thc reports concerning
mobs and other outrageons p reece dinga ere na
At 'day break -on Moad?y, the Sd, the arsenals,
comm i teary and quartermaster departments,
-fredegar iron works, both railroad bridges,
Mayo's foot bridge ?nd other publie buddings
were set un fire and destroyed.' The barning
pf th**? 'valuable atructui-es caused a great
conflagra*??J?, which, however, did not extend
to any privat? building?. Basalt's immense
flouring null toing th? only .picea of private
A gentleman who left th? ?tty at ty o'oloek.
Monday morning, say? that tb? enemy entered
-thc city about 1 o'clock; bat that wben be wa?
?a tb? corner of Mais and Ninth, be ?nw n?
thing af them.. In leaving town, he observed a
body of Tar.Vre cn valry passing ont Clay
stree* toward thc. linc of fortrflcatiaeic. Con
siaalag ?* ike North bea* af th? eUatce Ri?r.
for twenty mile?, h* crated and hiiuck the last
trs1*p?u the Danville Rood_
-The hatti? which resaltad in th? evacuation
.xtended som? twenty miles, and eoasinted of a
fierce sssault st SIT ?rsl points. At ops, tho
enemy st ot med our strong deftness seven times,
and were repulsed with immense slaughter.
Tb? tin? commenced ?n the left pf Petersburg,
fronting ta ear extrem? right, which was de?
fended by Gen. Pickett's division without
breastworks.' At this, pisco they overlapped
Gea. Lee's lises, and here tho centest was
bloody in th? extrem?. There waa no finer
body of troops than Pickett's division, and
they covered thems?lv?s with glory by their
The Secretary mt th? Tressa ry was successful
in removing all his valuables, as wera mest of
the publia officers.
" We sr? glad to Jearn that tb? spirit of the
army was unbroken throughout tho ?ever?
ordeal, sud there was nothing bk? a root or
' Tuesday Morning, April 18, 18? fi.
That/ver peool?nt tumor of. th? populace,
which hourly breeds itf ever-growing tumor, ha*
a new spared on its tongo? to-day along the
streets. It is now bruited that President Davis
has resigned, or is about to resign. We think
betUr of. Mr. Davis than to think this possible.
He hss too much self-esteem to mnke it posai
hie. He ?annot resign-he dara K He will
not* SQ surrender his elaina ?pon posterity.-.
Whatever his supposed failures-whatever his
supposed defects and defeats-hie career makes
it accessary that he ii all die in the harness;
sud, if God has gone againat him, he mast, like
Seal, maka a heroic finish, or he forfeits his
entire past. Wheo he shall he persuaded of
atter overthrow-when ho shall despair of his
?au*e and that of the country-he will brave
ibo fates-at th? head of the army. He will cot
basely, at tb? last hoar, shrink out of sight,
and strive, in obscurity, to eassp? the responsi?
bility of his high sad perilous station. No! no!
whatever tb? fault? and errors of th? man, he
hss some grand elemente, ws think, of th? hero,
each as*will graoe the catastrophe, when he
yields th? gerne of forton?. Wo believe him to
be arman of bitter prejudices, unjust dislike?
unwise baies snd ono miserably weak taint
ia his ambition-not loving any. rival brother
Bear the throne; but, wit h all these, we have no
doubt of his courage and.the stern will which
most long.since have taught him, that he, at
least, can make no ?*m pr omise witb fat?. He
mast die-be cannot succumb. Be sure, or wo
aro greatly mistaken in the man, bia philosophy
will bo that of Sao!, before his last battle:
Th? beroi? soul still struggles against fate,
And, arm*d with self devotion, fiads resolve;'
Fer straggle in despair. Prepared for death,
And hope?ees for himself, tba soul of Saul,
Though ecuBBcU'd from tbs grave-of sore defeat,
Still nursed the di ?am that Ged rfwo?ld eaeeer
jet " lr*
T>e fort nae? ?f hi? people- They had sinn'd,
Bat he. their sovereign, led the waV to sin.
Aod shaped their disobedience. On As'* head
Heaven'? veBg??ncc only; and for this he pray M
With csv heroic virtue, st th? la'?t.
That bocior'd his decline. Wesry ?sith gri?f,
! The Witter penally of a stubborn prid?
, Ko leader rhrer'd with promise* from Heaven.
lita ?raies sf ?sered prophets, or th? aigos
Youeheafed.in dreams; or.by th* mystic rite*
Ot Thummim and Urkn; with . seine ef peace,.
He yiebjed f ?tis?ed to the dpom that hung
Suspended o'er bis besd. Another day,
And he should sleep without thebanusing dread -
That whisper** th? desertion ot bis God,
The enemy evevwitb s fearful dart,
Abor? hie eoneb of sleep and weariness,
And a new rival ready for bia throne!
Better than this so dread anxiety. .
The conflict withouts ?pe; and, though despair
Sat beary at his heart, it took resolve '
From the impending oirenmatanee of ill; _
And by bia natural cSurage, moved to pride
At the grim presence of bis enemy,
Saul girded him for battle. Israelis tenta
He piteh'd beside th? fountain of JeZreel;
While the Philistines gatber'd their great hosts
T? Aphek, and def ed bin with a shoat
That spoke their hearto secure of victory.
But naught did this abate bia firm resolve.
Which look'd to battle, though it bring defeat.
Aa tb? heroic finish to ? term. .s .
That lacks but noble endings-net with hope
Of safety or of triumph. His brave yeuth
Cobeider'd, and the sopga of ancient naya
RememberVL whieh had ehown^his thousand*
Demanded tb? laat straggles* which should feld
The monarch's robe? about the hero's foras, ,
And mantle greatly his great ?Verthrow.
From Souter Tilinga.
We have been permitted to rend some inte?
Freiing privat? letters fresa the village of oUBV
ter, of dates ef the 14th, which simply confirm
?11 the previous aceonnte from that quarter.
Th? plundering wno*great and universal, as
usual, and it ie estimated that the enemy bav?
torn away no less than 8,000 "negroes from tho
village and its precincts. Many of tba negroes
wept bitterly and atreve tb escape them, but
lb? soldiers wen? inexorable. The officers
freely declared it their policy to do thc work of
subjugation by starving the population into
submission. While in tb? village, they lesead
a sheet front' thc press, called thc -Renner af
Freed***, foll of nonsensical reports about the
event? of th? war, but calling upox 'he people,
in a serious editorial, to abandon a hppelea*
c??s?. W? not? among these ef oar militia
who were slain ia the Ute fight in Sumter, the
names of Messrs. Pampero, McQueen, Be?, Long
i andr Dr. Thompson._ .
Salisbury has been recaptured'by.the sfJoa
j t Attention, Co. X, 3d Sogt S. C. S; T*
I HEADQUARTERS RICHLAND DISTRICT,
Area 17, 1885.
YOU are hereby ordered to assemble at the
Court Bouse, on TUESDAY, April 18, at
12 o'clock an., without del a j, for the purpose of
proceeding forthwith to ?**?
By order of - ; X. W. TAYLOR,
April 18 1 Capt. Com'g Co. K, 3d gegt
AFAMILY BJPLE, lost by somebody dar?
ing th? fire, baa been found, and will be
cheerfully delivered to any party preying' pro?
perty and paying for thia advertisement. It
eon tain? a? name ?f thc owner, hut in the
family"?ecord there ar? names of children, bj
wbi*h th? real owner can readily identify tb?
property. Apply afc thia rffiee. April 18
. For Beil, -
mA LARGE and COMMODIOUS RESI?
DENCE cn Senate street, between Sumter
.nd Marica street?. The hons? contains eight
rooms: tb? servants' bootes are ample. Apply
to ' A. R. PHILLIPS,
April 18 |8? ' : AtVt. Gtipf*