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Killed tn the Trc?ches.
An enthusiastic Kentucky girl, of fifteen,
has written a complimentary lottorto Hon.
Bon. Wo >d, enclosing the following verses,
wliich ?he terms "lines written ?rn seeing
a Jjiiotograph, marked 'Photographic II
lustrations of th? War for thc Union-a
Bebri Soldier killed in the Trenches before
Petersburg. Va., April 15, lS??.. As thc
sentiment of thc verses is-good, we re?
Killed raine -trenches! How cold and hare
The inscription graved on tbe. white card
Tis a photograph, tak-.-n last spring, they
Ere the smoke of b.tttl.- had cleared away.
Of a rel>el soldier-just as he Jell,
Whertbis li*art was pierced l?v a Uuiou
And his image was stamped by the HUU
As belay hi the frenches chat April day.
?"u. God! oh, Godl how my woman's heart
Thrills with a quick, convulsivo pain.
As I view, unrolled by the magic pr art,
Gue dreadtut scene from the battle's
Whit? as tho foam of the storm-tossed
Lone as tho rocks those billows lave
Gray sky above-cold clay beneath
A gallant form lies stretched iu death.
With his calm face fresh on the trampled
And thc brave hands clasped o'er the
Save the sanguine stain on his jacket gray,
We might deem him- taking a soldier's
Ah, no! Too red is that crimson tide
Too deeply pierced that wounded side';
Youth, love, hope, glory-manhood's pride,
Have all in vain death's bolt defied.
His faithful carbine lies useless there,
As it dropt from it's masters nerveless
And the sunbeams glanced on his waving
Which tho fallen cap has ceased to guard.
Oh, Heaven, spread o'er it thy merciful
"No more, to my sight be the battle revealed;
Oh, fiercer than tempest-grim Hades as
On woman's eye flashes tho field of the
The scene is changed. In a quiet room.
Par from the spot where the lone corpse
A mother kneels in the evening gloom,
To offer her nightly sacrifice.
The noon is past, and the day is done,
She knows that thc battle is lost or won
Who lives?- who died? Hush, be thou still!
Thv hov lies dead on the trench-barred
TUE CHABXESTON HOTEL.-This famous
hotel, so long the favorite of visitors to
Charleston, has, wc are pleased to say,
been recently refitted from top to bottom
with new and costly furniture of the most
approved kind. For many years, the house
baa been justly noted for its elegance, its
comfort and its fine business location. lu
the good old days of yore, when Southern
hospitality and generosity invited travelers
from all parts of the "world, there were,
three hotels in thc Southern States which
were as celebrated as any in thc United
States. These were thc St. Charles, of
New Orleans, thc Battle House, of Mobile,
and the Charleston Hotel, of this city.
This latter house, under the able manage
. ment of the ever kindly, efficient and gene?
rous Mixer2 stood equal with its palatial
cotemporanes of New Orleans and Mobile.
Of course, as with most of our time-honor
ed institutions, the war played sad havoc
with the menage of the hotel. We were
blockaded by Uncle Sam-cut off from Ha?
vana, from New York, and other places
from where delicacies wo could not pro?
duce were obtained-and thc old Charles?
ton soon became unable to offer the sump?
tuous bill of fare which it had done. Since
thc occupation of our city by the Federal
army, the hotel has passed through the
hands of two or three parties, each of
wliom's sole desire was to pocket a few
stamps, for which they trusted lo necessity
rather than to merits. But now things
have taken a different shape.
Two or three months ago, Mr. William
White, who has been connected with the
house for years, as caterer and general
manager of the cuisine, took charge of it
in his own name, and immediately went
to work to refit it, and place it on a par
with its former condition. Of course, he
bed every difficulty to contend with. He
had it repainted and plastered inside; he
visited New York to secure furniture, and
to make other necessary arrangements.
After great labor, expense and embarrass?
ments, he has at length placed the house
in as fine order as any of its old fronds
could wish to see it.
The public will bc pleased to learn that
in the office can be seen its old friends -
Messrs. C. A. Miller, George Mixer, Mat
thiessen and Howard. Thc different de?
partments of the house are tinder the ma?
nagement of their former heads.
Altogether, the oki hotel is in fine order,
has good management, and we know its
former patrons and the public generally
will receive as warm a welcome there and
as good treatment as at time since it was
. built.-Charleston Neves.
An order bas been issued by tho Ad?
jutant-General of Mississippi to" captains
of militia companies recently organized,
directing them to disarm negroes w:
the radius or their company limits, i ie
order fit said to arise from Gen. Hum?
phreys, and while it urges the al ^ ,icc
of all violence in its execution, it ts
the employment of such force as shall be
necessary to put down any efforts of resist?
ance on ?he part of the negroes that may
A Captain Hagstrom, a Swede, has in?
vented a new sort of needle-gun, which is
to cut out the Prussian needle altogether.
It fires ten shots in a minute, and does not
get foul after 100 shots. It has been ac?
cepted by the Swedish Government, and is
to be introduced into the army.
TUe I"rc??tl<-itt ?ntl General tirant on
Sou th r ru Hr.sfoviition-"he RiidL
r:iK Pl? nie eil.
President Johnson, supported by
General Grant, that great master of
the art of flank movements, has hand?
somely flanked the radical b-uders of
the Senate, :uid enl off their retreat.
The special message to that body, in
response to a resolution calling for
certain information in reference to
the condition of the Soktlf?rn States,
furnished, iuforuiaLou which will be
very gratifying io the country at
large, brit .which was gall and worm?
wood to the implacable radical, Sum?
ner. The President speaks encourag?
ingly of the loyal temper and inclina?
tions of the Southern people, and
entertains no doubt "that they will,
at a very early period, be in a condi?
tion to resume all their practical rela?
tions with the Federal Government."
Mosi of the reclaimed States have
ratified the constitutional amend?
ment, "and in nearly all of theta
measures have been adopted, or are
now pending, to confer upon the
freedmen the privileges which arc
essential to their comfort, protection
and security.'' General Grunt, from
1 his personal observations, during his
late Southern reeounoissauce Jroni
the Potomac to thc Savannah river,
cordially sustains these views of the
I President. It is evident that the
general effect upon the Senate of
these encouraging reports was good ;
but instead of softening the wrath of
Sumner they inflamed it to an uncon?
j "We have," said he, "a message
from the President, which is like the
white-washing message of Franklin
Pierce with regard to the atrocities
iu Kansas." Called to account by
Senator Doolittle for this outrageous
expression. Mr. Sumner had "noth?
ing to qualify, nothing to modify,
nothing ti) retract." But when an?
other republican Senator, Mr. Dixon,
of Connecticut, having faith in the
President's patriotism and policy,
! remarked that he could not in silence
I hear this charge, that the Executive
had presented awhite-wash?ngr?port
-that, in other words, he had, by
falsehoods and mis-statements, cover?
ed up certain facts-there was a
change in the mind of thc unfortunate
Sumner. He saw that there was a
limit for his folly, even in a republi?
can Senate, beyond which he could
not safely pass. His charge of white?
washing was not intended in the
offensive .sense understood by other
Senators. He had no reflections to
make on the patriotism or truth of
the President ; but he remembered
thc white-washing message from
Franklin Pierce ; and that they all
called it a white-washing document.
Thus thc high vaulting Sumner was
suddenly brought to with his face to
the ground. This of itself is a trifling
incident ; but, in connection with the
fact that, it puts a check upon the mad
career of Sumner as the radical leader
of the Senate, it becomes an incident
of some importance. It indicates tho
strength of tho President's policy,
and that the republicans in Congress
begin to appreciate the necessity of
co-operation with him, if they would
maintain their position as thc party
The check upon Thaddeus Stevens,
the radical leader of the House, is
still more remarkable. On Monday,
upon the question of referring the
President's Message, he enlarged
upon his theory that the late rebel?
lious States are now legally in the
condition of unorganized Territories,
and that, as such, they must be recon?
structed by Congress. On Tuesday,
the Secretary of State officially an?
nounced the ratification of the con?
stitutional amendment abolishing and
prohibiting slavery by three-fourths
of all the States, including in this
ratification such States as Virginia,
North and South Carolina, Georgia !
aud Alabama, thus recognizing them
as States in the Union, and legitimate?
ly acting as such through their Legis?
latures ; and what has Mr. Stevens
to say V He can say nothing against
the said proclamation without putting
himself in a very bad position, and
he can say nothing in its favor without
stultifying himself, and so he dis?
creetly remains silent.
Thus, upon this most important
I measure-the constitutional aboli
j tion of slavery-President Johnson,
through his Southern restoration
policy, has completely Hanked the
radicals, and holds them as Grant
held Lee within his lines at Peters?
burg, in a position from which there
is no escape. -The radialis can no
longer venture upon thc ground that
the States excluded from Congress
are out of the Union, because that
doctrine upsets the great constitu?
tional amendment-au amendment
which the people of all parties and all
sections accept as a fixed fact. Thc
radicals themselves accept it. The
administration, having thus gained
the important point that thc late
rebel States are not only in the "CJnion,
but are legitimately reconstructed in
their new Legislatures, it is apparent
that President Johnson has the game
in his hands and that his policy must
prevail. The acceptance by Congress
of the constitutional ratification, as
declared by the Secretary of State,
fives the victory to the administra?
tion.-New York HeraUL
WONDERFUL STORY OF THE YIELD
OF THE IDAHO MINES.-A private
letter, dated Oro Fino,, October 3,
1865, to a gentleman in San Francisco,
states that a party prospecting^on the j
War Eagle Mountain, about one mile
South of the Oro Fino, found one of
the richest gold and silver ledges
ever foand anywhere ; or, as they
say, it is richer than anything we
read, of in the history of mines. The
new discovery is from one to three
feet wide. The company have taken
from one to five tons of the ore to the
Sinker mill. The five tons yielded
over one ton of bullion. A man that
stops in the house with me got four
pounds of the rock and crushed it.
He got eighteen ounces pf dust after
retorting. They get blocks of native
silver as large as candle boxes, and
hammer it out like a wagon tire, and
leave it all shining with free gold.
There is another discovery on the
same /mountain of a gold-bearing
ledge four feet wide ; they have taken
out two pans of decomposed quartz
twelve feet down, and washing out
eighteen dollars to the pan, and there
are streaks of gold in the hard rock
half an inch thick. This is no ex?
aggerated statement-it is all true.
A TERRIBLE SCENE.-A terrible
scene was witnessed in Ann street,
New York, on Tuesday morning, as a
mau, all on fire, frantic from pain,
was seen rushing into tho street. It
appears that Mr. James R. Crawford, I
employed in the oil and paint store
of Messrs. G-. & S. Crawford, 42 Ann
street, went into the vault under the
store, to get a small quantity of ben?
zine, when the fluid took fire from a
lighted lamp he carried, and explod?
ed. The burning benzine was scat?
tered upon his face and clothing, and
flames soon covered nearly his entire
body. Crawford, losing his self
possession, rushed into the street,
was soon followed by a crowd, and
had to be knocked down, so as to
cover him and subdue thc flames.
He was rolled into the gutter, and
the flames extinguished. The poor
fellow was taken into the store, where
his body was found to be terribly
burned. Medical assistance was pro?
cured, and hopes for his recovery are
entertained by his friends.
"Within the circle, five miles in
diameter, of which Washington City
is the centre, there are, it is believed,
at the present time, no less than
40,000 colored people, four-fiths of
whom were slaves at the opening of
tho rebellion. Among this popula?
tion there are now in operation fifty
three schools, under the instruction
of 112 teachers (many from New
Engiand-principally from Massa?
chusetts and Maine,) with a total of
5,618 scholars in November, and an
average daily attendance of 4,223.
There are also, in addition to these
day schools, fifteen evening schools
j for adults in Washington, t/firee
at Giesboro' Point, two at Alex?
andria and one in Georgetown,
embracing at lea3t 1,000 men and
women. There arc, moreover, three
industrial schools for the instruction
of colored women in the work and
duties of a household.
The remains of President Lincoln
was removed on the 22d inst., from
the receptacle vault at Oak Ridge
Cemetery, Springfield, to the new
vault erected near the site of the
proposed monument. The remains
of Mr. Lin coin s two children were
placed in the sane vault. Robert
Lincoln and thc Directors of the Na?
tional Monument Association were
present at the removal.
Tho Chicago Times thinks Mr. Sumner's
proposition that, in all States where one
sixth of the population are colored, one
half of each grand jury shall consist of
colored men, should be amended so that,
in places where two-sixths of the popula?
tion are black, all thc jurors shall he
colored, and where one-sixth of thc people
are mulattoes, one-half of the jurors shall
be colored women.
The Leavenworth papers say that thc
directors of Butterfield's Overland De?
spatch Company have decided to place a
strong force of resolute, well-armed men
on their Smoky Hill route, for the protec?
tion of their coaches, trains, passengers,
There is a report of a riot in Alexandria,
on the 26th, between tho whites and ne?
groes, in whick six negroes and four white
men arc stated to have been Rilled, besides
a number wounded. It is reported the dis?
turbance lasted until a lat? hour in tho
Russian journals state that the cholera, j
which has during thc last two months
visited the 8outuorn provinces of tho
Empire, is gradually making its way
North, in spite of the lateness of tho
season. It has appeared in Bordotchewa,
a town of Russian i'oiand.
We find the following four lines of real
wisdom in the Washington Chronicle:
"Think not that treachery can be just,
Take not informer's words on trust ;
They ope their hands to every pay,
And you and me by turns betray."
A priest named Watzel expired suddenly
In the pulpit, at Kreir, in Bohemia, while
preaching. He had just uttered the words,
t ''Yes, there is a hell!" when befell down
I insensible, and all efforts to restore anima
? tioii were unavailing.
The Bombay Gazelle has tho following:
I "Our shipments of cotton in 1R?4 5 were
less in quantity than those of 1863-4 by
25,602,315 lbs., but they exceeded the ship?
ments of that year in value by close upon
Two of the rowdies who assaulted Yal
landighatu at Eaton, Ohio, a few weeks
since, have been arrested for prior crimi?
nal act?. One was carried off to Indiana
upon the requisition of Gov. Morton.
The cholera is spreading in Bussia, not?
withstanding thc measures taken to pre?
The Gentleman's Magazine, the oldest
literary property in England, having been
published 134 years, is offered for sale.
The Patrie says that thc occupation of
Homo bv France since 1849 has cost the
country 56,600,000 francs.
A fine statue of the Emperor Trajan is
said to have been found while excavating
near tho Villa Lavinia, in Rome.
A Paris letter says that upwards of
20,000 persons have left the French capital
for Versailles, on account of the cholera.
Thc population of Sweden, by the last
census, was 4.070.0G1, and that of .Stock?
Roger A. Pryor, of Virginia, is practicing
law in New York.
Tho Madrid thieves stole the bed-clothes
from the cholera patients.
Ps ris and London whist players arc
making a match of 100 rubbers, for $23,000.
Brilliant marriages aro unusually nume?
rous in Paris and London this season.
I Sixty French mechanics recently sailed
from Brest to Japan.
NEW YORK, December 20.-Cotton dull,
at 51@52c. Naval stores dull. Gold 45?.
WILMINGTON, December 26.-52 bbls. tur
Eentine changed hands to-day, at $5; 300
bis. common rosin, at $5<i?S5.25; 120 bbls.
No. 2, at $6ffi$0.r>0; 267 bbls. tar, at $2.25.
Salus of 20 bales middling cotton, at 43c.
AUGUSTA, December 23.-Tho cotton
market remains very steady, and prices
continue to bo firm. Good middling was
sold yesterdav, at 12c. Gold was in good
demand, and brokers arc buying at 46,
and selling at 47; silver, buying at 12, and
selling at 45.
COLUMBUS, December 21.-Cotton mar?
ket dull yesterday. Middling 36(5)370.
HAMBURG, December 23.-Thc cotton
market continues about the same as at our
last report, with prices from 21@27c. in
gold, and 30<5J39O. m currency.
Hams, Strips, Sidefiftnd Shoulders.
MACKEREL, bv theKR. or $1 worth.
COOKING SODA, GOSHEN CHEESE,
Ac, \ ERY LOW, bv
J. H. CLARKSON & CO.,
Dec 30 1* At Clarkson & Talley's.
BOYD'S PROLIFIC, ready for shipment,
in fine condition.
COFFEE and SUGAR, low, to close con?
signment, by CLARKSON & TALLEY.
Dec 30_1* _
Au Account Book,
BELONGING to the undersigned, was
taken from his table, yesterday even?
ing, by a person, who is known. If tho
book is not returned, inunediatelv ho wiU
be exposed. P. W. FULLER.
jDecjW _ 1*_
Gold Mine-7,000 Acres.
THIS splendid GOLD MINE, in the
shape of agricultural and turpentine
LAND, is situated on both sides of thc
Water?e River, 20 miles from Columbia
and about 10 from C ..mden, heavily tim?
bered, of virgin growth. An energetic
purchaser contd make the property pay thc
instalments as they mature, besides a hand?
some additional dividend. Apple to
W. A. HARRIS, Land Agent,
Dec 30 Columbia, S. C.
PATENT PARA.FINE CANDLES.
Now Bedford Sperm
Ori ?ital "
For sale by RICHARD CALDWELL,
Dec 30 1* Old "Upper Ration House."
APLANTATION on Waterer River, in
Richland District, containing 600 acres
of cleared land - one-fourth in upland and
balance in river bottom. All needful build?
ings on the premises. For further parti?
culars, see the subscriber on the place, or
address him at Columbia.
Dec 23 23* JOHN ENGLISH.
By Barbee & Walter.
WE will sell at our mart, THIS DAY, at
9* o'clock, tho following articles closing
oat the lot of goods lett on consignment,
Furniture. Crockery, Cooking Stoves and
Utensils, Glassware, Flannels, Shoes, Se?
gara, Lamps, Candles, Tea, Blankets, Pic?
ture?, Books, Chicks, Soaps, Starch, Mack?
erel, Sardines, Ac._Dec 80
Furniture, Clothing, Boots, Shoes, tic.
By JAMES G. GIBBES.
C. F. HARRISON. ATTCT?ONBJSB.
THIS (Saturday) MORNING, 30th, at 10*
o'clock, .will be sold, before my store,
Mahogany Sofas, Chairs, Settees, Ac
Boots, Shoes, Hats.
Cassimeres, Cotton Flannels.
2 pieces All-wool 3-ply Carpet.
Ladies' Hats, trimmed and untrimmed.
' Perfumery, Fan .y Soaps, Ac.
8 bbls. Onions.
10 " Irish Potatoes.
5 " Rice.
A choice selection of Pictures.
N. B.-Unlimited articles received until
10 o'clock on day of sale. Dec 30
By Francis Lance & Son.
WILL bc sold, on TUESDAY, 2d January,
at 10? a. m., at the residence on Senate
street, opposite Dr. Shand's Church,
A variety of Household Furniture, con?
sisting of Bedsteads, Bureaus, Chairs,
Washstands and numerous other articles.
Unlimited articles received up to hour of
sale._Dec 30 stn2?
Desirable Building Lot, suitable for Family
By Levin & Peixotto.
ON MONDAY MOBN?N?. January ?, at If
o'clock, we will sell, at the Court Hpuse,
That desirable LOT, situated on the
North-east corner of Plain and Mario?
streets, containing one-half acre, formerly
occupied as thc residence of J. E. Dent,
Esq. Terms made known at thc time of
sale._Dec 29 3
Mules, Wagons, Harness, <?e.
By Levin & Peixotto.
WE will sell, on MONDAY MORNING, 1st
January, at ll o'clock, at the f'jurt
House, without reserve,
1 Team of 4 Moles, Wagon and Harness.
1 >? G " " ?
Several single Mules and Horses.
Cows, Buggies, Ac. Terms cash. Dec 28
Desirable Budding Lot for Family Resi?
By Levin & Peixotto.
ON MONDAY MORNING, at ll o'clock, we
will sell, at the Court House,
All that lot or parcel of LAND, situated
on the West side of Sumter street, mea?
suring on said street 44 feet 3 inches, run?
ning West 110 feet 5 inches; bounded on
the East by Sumter street, on the North by
lot belonging to estate of John Bryce, on
the South by John Veal, and on the West
by lot of Mrs. Mary Hillegas.
Titles perfect. Terms cash. Dec 28
Collage, Bricks, Horse, Buggy, Harness,
Sulky, Mules, <ftc.
By A. H. Phillips.
ON MONDAY next, 1st January, at 10
o?clock a. m., I will sell, at the Court
A neat COTTAGE, on the corner of Lau?
rel and Wayne streets, containing four
rooms, with a small kitchen in the rear.
Thc lot fronts on Laurel street 104 feet 4
inches, and on Wayne street about 119feet.
A lot of very superior Bricks, (estimated
by judges tb be 150 to 100,000) on
Mr. McCully's lot, between Laurel and
Richland streets. East side of Main street.
A fine Northern Mare, perfectly gentle,
and a light Buggy and Harness.
A light Spring Sulky and Harness.
?And 2 good Mules. Terms cash. Dec 28
IN EQUITY-YORK DISTRICT.
Robert Bell and wife and others vs. Wm.
Ardrey.-Rill for Partition.
IN obedience to the decree of the Court
of Equitv mado in this case, 1 will sell,
at York Court House, on the FIRST MON?
DAY in January next, a TRACT of LAND,
situate in York District, on Sugar Creek,
bounded by lands of J. T. Withers, Eliza
Stewart and D. G. Bennet, and containing
four hundred acres, more or less. This is
a most desirable and highly productive
TERMS OF SALE.- -A sufficiency of cash to
Eav the costs of these proceedings; the
alance i>f the purchase money on a credit
of one and two years, in equal instalments,
with interest from the day of sale, and
secured by the bond of the purchaser, with
good sureties and a mortgage of tho pre?
mises. W. B, METTS, C. E. Y. D.
CRAWFORD & ma
? COMMIS'? MERCHANTS
OFFICE IN COTTON TOWN,
I COL?MBIA, H. O.
WILL store or attend to the forwarding,
of COTTON, PRODUCE, FURNI?
TURE and GOODS entrusted to their care.
Will also sell HOUSES, MULES, CAT?
TLE, Acc. .
Wu pledge ourselves to use every ende*'
vor ti.' promote ?he welfare o? t&?sfi who
mav favor ns with their trwiage.
J. Si. CRAWFORD. L. P. MILLER.
tf?~ Charleston News, Newberry Herald,
WiuitshoTQNeir.x, Chester Standard, Abbe?
ville Banner, Anderson Intelligencer and
Greenville Mountaineer will publish twe..
I weeks, au.I forward bills. Doc 30