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Wednesday Morning, Maf : 10, 1865. j
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' It seems to be agreed, on every -fiatfdf jdi?tj
lhere i? tb be ne more fighting; "that Ufe *?r?g I
' gte is over, and Chat the South, if not already'
. -bound hand and foot, dies"', prostrate, at the
. 4?crcy of the conqueror. . Our Generals, having
Pharoh the raak-pf^GencraJiesimb, have yielded
. tba eon test* Lee and Johnston are prisoners of
v ar. Many more have accepted the conditions
of tlie Military Convention agreed -upon be
^ ?tweenJohnston and Sherman, and are in the]
same category. The" district of country ex?
tending from a considerable portion of North !
Carolina to the Chattahoochee, in South-west 1
ern Georgi?, is understood to be surrendered
also; though, by thc way, the surrender does
..not absolutely imply anything rpor^tfcan that
" of the army. It is fdr thc civil authorities to
eay.whcther the terms of convention, as agreed
upon, .shall embrace the territory as well as
thc army. The responsibility of this decision
must mainly rest upon the Governors of the
' States. In tho absence of the Confederate Go?
vernment-in the Virtual abdication of Presi?
dent Davis-it depends upon the Governors o^
tho e?veral States to sae that the Republic slialj
suffer no barm. But, in the. surrender of the
armies, the State Governments are almost pow
, erlese. They possess no working efficiency.
South Carolina, for example, IB aimost stripped
<i troops. --She has sent into the Confederate
;afmiea,-from first to last,'some 68,000 troops.
: All the vigorous, certainly all the enthusiastic
and courageous, blood of the country has been
drawn .to the fields, and what remains, is of a
.-v? sort not easily to be drawD. Briefly, lacking
volunteers, provisions, clothing, medicine, wea.
pons,.munitions of war, tho country is ex?
hausted, and farther struggle^ under these cir
.-'cums.tnDees, must only involve the people at
jarge:-those who are "incapable of arms-wo
men and'childrtn, old men and bora-dn a thou?
sand miseries, the smallest form of which would
bc- probably destitution. Under these.circum
stances, what remains to our authorities? Sub?
mission! 'Submission to a fortuno end fate
i rainet which they arc hopeless and resoifrcc
' li??s to contend. . -
But submission .to.the w ill of God-submis
ir.cn to conquerors, against w.hom you can no
:o;.gcr fight, does not imply that you shall em?
brace the knees of your conqueror. You may
.v?.?r thc chain -.ci thc Ut hugging it-may bear
Cae yokf. yet do so with decent self respect,
. nd a dignity which shall command the respect
rt others. You simply fold your hands, sadly,
i-.olemnly, silently; you have done nil that aian
t.cod "could do-all that y&ur manhood could do
-feeble, perhaps, and with no such resolution
?--will, courage and resource," as-, y our pride had
persuaded you as ?n your possession; and though
fir ?rom faultless-though really feebly-bndly
?: junselled,-wretchedly governed, miserably led, |
you havo. At least, done ah that was within j
venir capacity and courage.. The^e is no di?
. nnor in defeat. . "Tis not in mor?ais,^ com
maud fcueccss-," ?ays .Cato; 'but, he adds, with
.j- i.'C ariete, "but we'll do more, Semprcrhiu?,
'y'% . sfp?~ -^
wc'fl "deserve V* We are not sure that we
deseive N/ay, we are very sure that we
ha ve not deserved success; but our peopTe gem?'
rally are hardly, ^prepared - for this admission:
It ia'bnly through ofcher and bitterer lessons of
humiliation, that they will acquire that convie "
tion of th?.true reaeocs.for God's judgment in
their case, which shall justify to them his way?
and hrs decision in: the issue which is tempo?
rarily over. . Our true solicitude now should be
to apply, the bitter lesson lo our souls, and
strive to malee our cup of bitterness a draught
Submission, we have said, does not imply the
cordial embrace of the knees of the conqueror.
Wc are constrained to submit That is required
of us, not by-him. merely-for that would he
a requisition worthy only of our scorn-were
it not that il is also the requisition of God- Of
this, we ore ourselves quite sure. But we have
no space here to work out ? the moral premises
to their fit conclusion, which we have reached
in our own reflections. But our submission is
tibderstood seemingly by all. It would be
simply absurd lo hold out any vain shows oj
struggle, with the enemy' raging everywhere
throughout the land, and with our own soldier;
and people equally demoralized and scattered
When our generals and chief warriors despair
(and yield up their arms, the mere civilian has
only to accept of the fate to which he caa op?
pose no professional skill or secret, neither wit
nor wisdom, nor resource, nor remedy, eithe
in resistance or in flight But to submit is no
necessarily to be ignoble. We may feld ou
arms, admit the victory, declare honestly am
frankly our defeat, and yet preserve equalb
?he dignity of both State and people. Th
enemy"muy bind our hands, but we need no
give him any help in doing so. He may usurj
our territory, but we need not formally surren
der it tp him; nor need we help him in his go
vernment over us. lt is one thing to be quies
cent beneath usurpation, but quite another t
become the instruments of the usurper.* Thi
bowever. o pens a subject which we must reecrv
for other papers.
Later from Charleston*
A visitor in this city, just front Charlestor
tells us that General Sherman was in that cit
on Thursday last. Such, nt all events, was th
. statemectof the ?otiricr. He had'also been s
IlHton Head for a few days. He left the prc
cinct immediately after, and ?ms probably go?
to Washington? Tdie report in Charleston wt
that Gen. Kirby Smith had surrendered hi
troops in the Trans-Mississippi patriot. Th
negroes have been shipped from Charleston t
the islands. Tir?" landslia ve been sub-divide
[among theta-thirty acres being given to cae
' head of a family. To the overseers (whites) the
allot one half of the produce, a f;iet which r.
doubt encourages Cuifee lo great performance:
'The city vas in a atnie of starvation at th
! time of their removal; the rice had giver. c-.l
and the philanthropy .of Yankeedom did nt
contemplate gratefully the filling of idle au
bungay mouths. We ara also told that ej
Gov. Aiken waa arrested last week and shippe
instantly to Washington-thc cause of hi
arrest not known ^''^conjectured. Our.infoi
marit/alsor-tells -HB iis&t Koitiiiliee still go ou;
that no notice is taken of -any revival-'of the
arniistice; hut we ih?tik it likely , that tliere ??.
rome"* mist c k e 'fe ""this. . At all ?f?n ts," Ve ar $
-advised;of na fresh movements of''-the enemy ; * ^
. Soldiers, Soldiers, Attention! '
We beg of our "soldiers, whom wij are iiHldis
posed..tq; honor for -what tln*y have" donovan
for all the sacrifices they have made, to loo
heedfully to the tenor-ufeMaj.-Gea. Lovell .
Orders No. 2, publiehed in this paper of yes .
terday and to da}-. They are not disbanded
and caiivoi be disbanded, until certain condi
lions are first complied with. These condition
require them to have ah honorable diseharg- .
which can only be procured by their sign io.
individually certain papers. These -papers wi3
secure them fruin'molestation in their progres
hqme. Without these papers, they will bc lin
ble to arrest as well by the enemy's troops a,
bv our own.
By a gentleman' from Charleston, we learr
that a United States steamer, from Wilmingtoi
to New York, having no less than 600 person
ou board, was burned at sea, but twcuty-sevci
persons being saved from the wreck. W? ar
told that several former residents of Columbi,
were among the number, and that several o
these were lost. . .
We doubt that ex-Go v. Aiken has been 6ent
to Washington under arrest. We think it pro?
bable that, if sent at all, it hes been tinder a
qua? und most courteous invitation. The Go?
vernment at Washington, though mulish enough
and refusing to treat with us, ie yet not so
stupid as not to see that it will not be politic to
! force to extremity a whole people, still hot with
DEATH OF BOOTH -Booth, who plew Lincoln,
bas himself been slain. Ile was caught in a
bnrn in .Virginia, surrounded by a troop of ca?
valry, refused to surrender and was shot. Ii;
died game-. An associate name?1. Harold was
captured with bim. His body, on the 27t:.
ult., was lying in the navy yard at Washing
ton, and the coroner's inq-.iest had r.et upon u.
We shall publish full particulars to morrow.
Don't borrow yo>:r neighbor's 'paper.
Don't stand around his door and watch fw:
thc carrier to 'dvop. it, and then consider
yourself coli Jed to thc iVst chance. Men
who pay for their paper expect to read it
first, notwithstanding Lim opinion to the
contrary. ? man who i? abie to subscribo
for a pap esr, and depends on some ono else
for tbe news, cught to bc watched, lie' is
always very keen after the noose and it wi];
got him one ofj-hese days. lie is a doubtful
character,says an exe!.auge, and will do a
great many mean things, lie will drink
persimmon ont cold victual?; kill
Iiis daddy for a stx-pcuce; cut off his wife's
hair and sell ii to make walch guards; rob
a preacher; drink garbroth; wrestle with a
nigger on Sunday; fish with a pin hook;
break into a-jail; kill a cat; steal a mile'
post; nick up little things permiskcus, and.
above nil things, if .you do not keep you
eye ou bim, he will book your pat er.