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Saturday Morning, August 18,1866.
Tine Burning of Col a rab Ur?
The New York World, ot Tuesday,
f contains a detailed statement of thc
most prominent facts connected with
the, destruction of this city by Gene?
ral Sherman's army? written by one
of our fellow-citizens, and who has
very accurately grouped, the most
striking of all the incidents connected
with the sacking and the plunder of
the inhabitants. The World, refer?
ring, editorially to the. communica?
tion, says of the work of demolition
and plunder, that it was after the
"capture", of the city by General
Sherman. It is almost nselees to re?
peat that the city was not captured,
nor was there any .defence of it made
by the Confederate troops. It was
surrendered, and the assurance given
by the United States officer to whom
it was surrendered, that private^ pro?
perty would be respected. This fact
it would be scarcely necessary to re?
peat, but for the seemingly sfcadied
purpose to make it appear that Co?
lumbi* was captured after a military
struggle, and that therefore "suoh
horrors" as were witnessed on that
night were a common accompaniment
of war in all ages, and that they were
generally the work of "captors." So
says the World in the following para?
"The facts stated by our corres?
pondent do not warrant all his infer?
ences;' nor do we suppose it can ever
be made to appear that Columbia was
burnt either by the order or with the
connivance of General Sherman.
Still less is lt to be believed that Gen?
eral Hampton, a wealthy and respect?
ed resident, would be the author of
such a calamity to himself and his
neighbors. Such horrors have been
a common accompaniment of war in
all ages; and they have genereUy been
- the work of the captors."
'? We had expected more candor and
fairness from the World, one of thc
few Northern newspapers apparently
disposed to do the South a limited
amount of justice, after all she has
suffered. If the World knows any?
thing of the destruction of this city,
it knows very well it was not cap
tared. As to the attempted pallia
tion of the outrages following this al?
leged capture, and the language ol
the editor, when he says jhjr?he-iucT?s
" nofsuppose it can ever be made to
appear that Columbia was burnt
either by the order or with the con?
nivance of Gen. Sherman," we have
only a few words to say. On that
evening, the writer of this resided on
the some square on which stood Gen.
Sherman's headquarters, and he
knows, that if the General did not
order, he certainly must have been
cognizant of the work of destruction
that was going on. That part of the
city was as light as day, and the yells
"of the destroying forces were loud
enough to have awakened the sound?
est sleeper. . The writer further
Snows that it was not until after seve?
ral hours when the opening fires
broke out-not until the hours of the
morning-that Gen. Sherman made
L^s appearance-the bugles sounded,
and a fresh brigade came up from
camp and put a stop to the work oi
Wo do not charge that Gen. Slier
man ordered the wholesale destruc
. tion of the city, but it was almost
impossible for any one within the
bounds of tho city not to know that ?
terrible conflagration was going on.
We have thought it our duty to SHJ
thus much, in addition to all that ha.^
already been written on the subject,
and to reiterate our assertion thal
Columbia was not destroyed by th<
captors, but by the forces to which i
REFORMING THE BAB.-Those wh<
have witnessed the frequent exhibi
tion in our court rooms of lawyer
examining witnesses, and what ii
common phrase is called "brow-beat
ing tho witness," will most heartil;
wish that our Superior Courts woul<
adopt the rules of the English Lord
of the Bench, who have recently de
cided that it was a principle of com
mon leno that a counsellor, in quef
tioning a witness, should address hil
in ordinary tones and in language c
respect, such as ia employed by
gentleman in conversation with ar
other, and that a lawyer has no rigl
to question the private business c
character of a witness further than
bears upon the case in hand. By e
means, let UR have this reform.
During the month of July the
were 104 fires in New York city.
f iladle?! Foreign Minister?.
The shameful conduct" of Kilpa?
trick, Ministe: to Chili, hos already
been noticed. We have, now, another
specimen o? a radical, negro-loving
foreign representative; E. D. Colver,
Minister Resident at the capital of
Venezuela. The American merchants
residing there have preferred charges
against him, and protest against his
return to his post, for thc following
good and sufficient reasons:
"That he is a person so penurious
and avaricious as to disgrace the cha?
racter of a citizen of . the United
States of America, and -his appoint?
ment can only serve to bring the na?
tion and its citizens into ridicule and
"That he rents a small house in
Caracas, using the front room as his
bed-room, recept? a-room and the
bureau of the legation, and sub-let?
ting all the rest of tho house to ne?
groes and persons o? bad repute.
"That he imported, under tho im?
munities granted by courtesy to the
legation of tho United States, crino?
lines and shoes, in large quantities,
for sale and profit, and was detected
in the act By tho custom-house au?
thorities in tia G aayra.
"That he was unable to speak thc
Spanish or French languages, did not
understand the Government or peo?
ple to which he was accredited, and
was worse than useless *o the inte?
rests of tlie citizens of the United
States, which he was placed here to
This mau is a fair specimen of the
??ew England fanatic-the genuine
Yankee. The almighty dollar* is re?
garded by him as paramount to his
country's honor and fair fame, and,
for it, he sacrifices oven the common
decepcies, making, out of one room,
his bed-chamber, reception-room and
business office. Surrounded by negro
tenants and prostitutes, wo suppose,
under the flag which he thus disho?
nors, he has the effrontery to.repre?
sent the Government of the United
States! God save tho republic from
the rule of such men at home, and
from the disgrace of being repre?
sented by them abroad!
In the midst of the interest excited
by the proceedings of tho Philadel?
phia Convention, the public seems tc
have lost sight, for a time, of Eu?
ropean affairs. The following article,
from the New York Thne^,Jf^^\\
to so in?
teresting a subject:
At no period, either before or dur?
ing the sharp und decisive German
conflict, has the situation in Europe
presented a darker aspect than it does
now; and unless we are altogether
deceived, the grand contest for posi?
tion, for influence and for permanent
political ascendancy in Europe, is
only just opening.
The quarrel, from being primarily
a German, or, in a measure, a civil
conflict," bids fair to develop into a
Gallo-Prussian war-ostensibly for
the revision of a boundary Uno mark?
ed out barely fifty years ago, but in
reality for tho status and dignity of
leadership in continental Europe.
The demands for territorial compen?
sation submitted to Prussia by the
French Cabinet, are to be met, accord?
ing to a semi-official Berlin journal,
by a prompt refusal. These demands
the Prussian organ-which speaks for
Bismarck-characterizes as "absurd. "
It reminds the Government of the
Emperor that in the German quarrel
France has had nothing at stake.
Aud the tone in which this is said as
clearly indicates defiance as any semi?
official utterance from Prussia since
tho conflict began.
Italy, meanwhile, will apparently
cease to continue a party to tho quar?
rel, by the cession of Venetia, to
which the Government of Vienna has
consented; the term of tho armistice
between that power and Austria hav?
ing been extended. In that result,
tho new conflict, would be one involv?
ing the question of German solidarity
and strength ns against French ag?
grandizement and modern Crosarism.
In such a contest, Bismarck would
doubtless carry with him faf moro of
the sympathies of liberal men through?
out tho world than ho has dono
THE Two DESPOTISMS.-The radical
papers and orators, says tho Chatta?
nooga Union, have n great admiration
for Russia, and are continually eulo?
gizing that despotism-tho worst with?
in the bounds of civilization. From
the days of Peter the Great, tho path
to the throne of Russia has been
through blood and crime-of kinsman
falling by the hand of kinsman-thc
dagger or the chalice freeing the way
to succession. The snows of Siberia,
and the flinty rocks of Carpathia, th?
penality for political offenders.
Russia has just absorbed the lasl
vestige or semblance of right to pool
unhappy Poland, and now has i ti
ravenous maw distended to take ii;
Turkey.- It is meet and proper thal
those who are striving to destroy th<
liberty and political rights of theil
own country, should bestow high
wronght praises and admiration upoi
the worst despotism of the old world
Over 1,500 buildings are in course
of erection in Memphis.
Gronerai Sta ?rt.
The military correspondent of the
London Times pays the subjoined
high compliment to the gallant ca?
valry leader of Virginia. The Aus?
trian cavalry has always been the
boast . their nation, but if the
troops are efficient and brave, the re?
sults of the present war show that
they were terribly in want of a leader.
Had they had such a chief as"Gene?
ral Stuart or General Hampton, a
different tale might have been told
of tho present "short, sharp, decisive
The correspondent referred to, who
we suppose is Russell, and who wo
believe was somewhere in th? neigh?
borhood of Bull Run at the com
meucement of our late war, thus
writes from Powlowitz:
""Were there such a cavalry Gene?
ral on tho Austrian sido at present as
the Confederate General Stuart iu
the American civil war, bc would
have a grand chance to-day to win a
?lorioxia stake by a raid upon Brnnn.
'he King of Prussia is in that town
at the present moment, and only two
battalions of infantry and one squad?
ron of cavalry have been left as his
escort. With him aro Count Bis- '?
marck, General Von Moltke, the War
Minister, General Von Roon, and a j
large staff of officers. If these could j
be captured, or even oue alone, ou '
what different terms could Austria j
sue for pence? But it would need a ?
mau of Stuarts intrepidity to at-1
tempt to seize the prize, and the cap
tore would not bo effected without
"severe cost; but to secure the King
would compensate for any sacrifice.
Thc Austrian cavalry probably docs
not even know of the defeuceless
state of Bmnu, but in one of their
own provinces, where the inhabit?
ants are fellow-countrymen, they
ought to have ample information,
ami the perfect knowledge of the
country which they should Juive
would materially assist in such un
COLOMBIA, S. C., August,17, 18G<!.
MESSRS. EDITOHS: I see it an
nounced in one of tho pupers that
the Governor is about to call the
Legislature together. Although the
Court of Errors, with but oue dis?
senting voice, has decided that the
j stay law is unconstitutional, and ns
the opiuion of tho majority of the
court has been published, I think^jj
due to tb^yoof7rri^r:,';,-i to the suffer.
iug?people, that the dissenting opinion
be also published, in order that the
Legislature may see the argument on
both sides, and, if possible, frame ;
some measure of relief.
I have read all that has been pub- i
lished against the law, and not seen
much argument. The printed argu?
ment of the appellants and the opi?
nion of the Chief Justice seem to be
more a collation of cases than the
description of a legal proposition. I j
know that some of the most eminent
lawyers in th: Slate, and ia Georgia '
and Alabama, agree with the dissent- j
iug judge, aud venture to say, that
when the opinion is published, it will I
be seen that he has the strength of :
thc argument. With famine staring '
us in the face, and the sheriffs office
filling up with writs to be served at :
the next court, tho prospect is most,
melancholy, and well calculated to i
excite the gloomiest apprehensions. |
What are we to do? Is the land (all ?
that is left us) to be forced in the ;
market and sacrificed for a tithe of:
its value, leaving us still oppressed j
by debt? Aro our homesteads and
tho farms of the maimed soldiers and
of the widows and orphans of the ,
heroes who have fallen in battle, to
pass into the. hands of the yankee .
capitalists? I trust that the Charles?
ton and Columbia papers will cali for
the dissenting opinion of Judge Al- ;
drieh, and give it to the public before
the meeting of the Legislature. If
not, I hope its first act will be to haw '
it published, so that tho people may j
see tho strength of their case. Unless
the Legislature, soon lo assemble,
can deviso some measure of relief, I
seo nothing before ns but famine and
utter min.. MARSHAL.
VOLTAIRE AND THAD. KTKVKXS.- -If
any of our readers remember Macau?
lay's portrait of Voltaire, they will at
once recognize, in tho following ex?
tract,' the resemblance between tl it
great infidel and Thad. Stevens:
"Principles unassailable by reason,
principles which had withstood the
fiercest attacks of power, tho most
generous sentiments, tho noblest and
most graceful images, tho purest re?
putations, th-:* most august institu?
tions, began to look menu and loath?
some as soon as that withering smil?
was turned upon them.
"Ho could not build, he could only
pull down-he was tho very Virtru
vius of ruin-lie has bequeathed to
us not a single doctrine to be called
by his name -not a single addition to
tho stock of our positive knowledge.
But no human teacher ever left lie
hind so vast and terrible a wreck of
truths and falsehoods, of things no?
ble and things base, of things useful
and things pernicious."
It is said there is hardly a family
in Columbus, Mis3., but hus 601110
From the Philadelphia correspond?
ence of our Northern exchanges, wo
extract a few incidents connected with
tho Convention. Forney's Chronicle
"When the band struck up "Dixie,",
as a compliment to the South side of
the Convention, nearly the whole
body sprang up. and, waving their
hats, gave vent to their cheers." Then
tho band played "Hail Columbia,"
and, as if repenting of what they had
just done, a few faint cheers wsre
It seems that Governor Perry ad?
dressed the crowd that Gov. Orr
spoke to. The correspondent of tho
National Intelligencer writes:
Governor Perry, of South Caro?
lina, was the first speaker, aud ho
was greeted with most enthusiastic
cheers. He dwelt much on tho
benefit that must arise from practic?
ing thc advice of General Grant, by
the people of the different sections
mixing together and interchanging
ideas. He said of South Carolina?
that she has accepted in good faith
the logic of events, that she had
abandoned all idea of secession or
nullification; and claimed that ho
had told President Johnson the truth
when he said to him that South Caro?
lina is no loss loyal than Massachu?
setts. Tho South had uncondition?
ally surrendered, called conventions,
and ho had organized the State, and
it Nas tho first of the late rebel
States that accepted the amendment
to the Constitution abolishing slave?
ry. South Carolina had sinned, but
it was only Christian to forgive as we
expect to be forgiven. The war had
been for too Union, but nov; the rep?
resentatives of tho South aro ex
? Taxation without representation
I was exercised towards the South. All
' they asked now was to be restored to
I the Union. The South was now pom
and suffering from war, famine aud
I pestilence. Tlc. hoped her re-admis
j sion into the Union would lead ti
! continued prosperity, and that ii
! would soon take place, and that ht
j would be able, when again ho stoot
: boforo thom. to stand as a:i equal.
I The speech was received with mud
j cheering and every demonstration o
! The same correspondent gives th?
! following description of tho-openin;
j scene we have heretofore referred to
j A few minutes before the organiza
I tion was begun, a processionof ?gjj
LfS^g VVil?y ? H*rtV greai i n
trance. It was announced from tho
platform that the delegates from Mas?
sachusetts and South Carolina wer?:
entering the wigwam arm-in-arm to
gether. The whole of this vast as?
semblage rose and commenced cheer?
ing most enthusiastically. It was an
impressive scene, typical of the cor
dial re-union this Convention was
intended to accomplish. The ex
tremes had met and had laid theil
sectional differences upon tho altar o:
a common country, and had resumed
thc fraternal relations so essential t<
the perpetuity of the Union and th<
protection of the welfare of the whole
nation. The excitement and enthu
siasm were intense. Tho band struct
up the spirit-stirring air, "Halb
Hound thc Flag," followed In
"Dixie" ami the "Star-Spangie?.
Banner." Cheer rose upon chee:
when the band commenced pinyin?
the Star-Spangled Banner; and Diel
Taylor proposed three cheers for th<
Union, which were given most heart
ilv. Immediately afterwards, Mar
shal Gooding, of thc District of <\>
lumbia, proposed three cheers fu
thc Roil. White and Bine, which wer
responded to with a will. Many o
those present were affected to tears
Northern men and Southern mei
embraced each ot her and sobbed upo
each other's breasts. It was truly a
affecting and romantic incident
From this moment, it- was evideii
that the Convention was a grand stu
cess, and that its perfect harmon
was insured, t h*der was restored onl
by the rapping of Governor Randall
to announco the commencement t
the grave proceedings for which th
Convention was assembled.
Hon. R. C. Walthrop, of Mass:
chusetls, formerly Speaker of ti
House in Congress, has written Ol
of thc best letters on the Couvcntic
which has appeared. He endorsi
the movement heartily, and agre
with Judge Curtis, that the Southe]
States arc rightfully in the Unio:
Mr. Winthrop adds:
"lt is vain to oiler test oaths
others if we fail to fulfill our ov
oaths. Thc necessities of a state
war may be an excuse for many in
gularities, both legislative and exec
t?vc; but now that, by the blessing
God, a state of peace has been i
stored to us, wo ure. entitled to t
Constitution and tho Union in ;
their legitimate authority and extei
Nothing less than the whole Cons
tution and the whole Union ought
satisfy us. For one, I should desps
of Lin"1 restoration of law aud order
ten Southern Status, and even of t
maintenance of our owr national c:
dit, if there should fail to bo exhib
cd at Washington something of tl
scrupulous adherence to the Con.?
tution and the laws which ehuraot
?zed tho earlier days of the Republ
Nor could anything, in my jiu
ment, be of moro influence upon t
future eaiverof oar country than tl
Congress should even seem to
holding in abeyance any provisions 1
of the-Constitution until they shall
have been changed, under duress, in
order to suit the opinions or secure
the interests of a predominant party.
Against such a course of proceeding,
I trust the Convention at Philadel?
phia will pat forth a seasonable and
?NDKKSON.--The Intelligencer re?
cords still another murder in that
District. It says:
On Monday night last, a soldier by
tho name of Charles Kelley, belong?
ing to the garrison stationed at -this
place, was murdered in a most shock?
ing manner, his throat being cut by a
razor, and tho body thrown in an old
well. Suspicion at otea rested upon
several of his comrades, and arreste
were immediately made. At the time
of this writing, (Wednesday noon,)
the coroner's examination is in pro?
gress, and we forbear stating further
particulars until a conclnpion is
reached by the inqnest.
YORK.-The Enquirer says:
S'?me of our farmers say thero hos
not beim a deio in many parts of this
District since June. Whether thie
statement is exaggerated or not, we
have not had a general rain iu nearly
two months. The corn is twisted into
yellow ribbons, and the half-grown
cotton-pods lia ve begun to open near
ly a month in ad vance of the time foi
As the Government has donate?
several million acres of lands in th?
West to freedmen, and probably
transportation to their new homes
they had better take the hint anc
leave. Thero will not be food enougl
raised hero to feed those who are no
the favored pensioners of the Go
vernment. If the blacks leave, then
will be ? larger share for the hungry
LANCASTER.-The Ledger says:
We have had no opportunity o
seeing tho disastrous effects of th
drought upon the crops until a fe^
days ago, when a trip South as far a
Hanging Kock showed us that th
reports of parched and ruined crop
have in no degree been exaggerated
For eight or nine miles South of thi
place, we have never seen the pro.'
peet for a provision crop so utterl
hopeless as it is. The cotton is n<
much better. The drought is n
doubt the main cause of the failur<
but the waut of work aud proper cu
turo has had something to do with i
MESSRS. EDITORS: A wounder
United States soldier of Sherman'
army, before dying, confessed to hi
comrade where a quantity of valnabl
plate and jewelry, that wo3 the pro
porty of a Col. Shortwell or Bootwell
und had been concealed betwee:
Hanging Kock and Lynch's Creek
might be discovered aud obtained b;
If Col. Shortwell or Bootwell, a
the name may bo, will call on Di
Gibbon, Assessor of thc United State
Mint, Charlotte, N. C., he willobtai
further information leading to its r<
An. ABOTT BARBECUES.-The ed
tor of the Newberry Heraldobjeets i
barbecues at this season of the yea:
the weather is too warm aud "pn
render" too scarce; and suggests th:
these social feasts be. deferred nnt
next spring. And now just listen t
the rapturous strain ho indulges i
over the idea. It beats anything \*
liave yet seen written about barb
sues-a theme not very suggestive <
such poetical ideas, even clothed i
"In the merry mouth of Ma,
when the earth is mellow and ve
laut, skies clear, and the atmosphe
transparent and balmy, and fill<
with perfumed zephyrs from tho ter
pie t T f Flora, and the melody of bin
in the honey-moon, it is delightful
enjoy, amid enchanted scenes, tho
festive, social gatherings; and win
the pensive hues of autumn are apac
and requiems are whispered by tl
passing breeze through grove ai
glade, in memoriam, it is pleasant
mingle ere the beauties of the dyii
year are gone, and kindle anew tl
hearty and exuberant pleasures th
spring from friendly greetings."
After that, we hope thatanv pi
jeeted barbecues, in all the count
round, will be postponed until "t
merry month of May."
A gentleman who recently travel
from tho West in a sleeping car:
lutes the following: "A gentlem
was trying to still a crying child
carrying it to and fro in the coac
w hich, by its screams, finally irrit?t
a man in one of the berths to such
degree that he could stand it
longer, and cried out profane
.What in - is the matter with tl
child?' And soon again, 'Where
the mother of that child, that she
not hore to pacify it?* At this, t
poor gentleman in charge of 1
child stepped np to the berth n
said: 'Sir, tho mother of that eh
is in her coffin in thc baggage ci
The gruff grumbler immediately ar
niid compelled tho afflicted father
retire to his berth, and' from tl
time until morning took the lil
orphan under his own care."
Why is a lady of fashion lik
success;ul sportsman? Because i
bags the hare.
BLANKS ?OS SALE AT THIS OFFICE_Let?
ters of Administration, Declaration on
Bond or Sealed Note, Mortgagee and Con?
veyances of Beal Estate,
TUE BURNING or COLUMBIA. -An inter?
esting account ol the "Sack and Destruc?
tion of tho City of Colombia, s. C.," ha
juttt been issued, in pamphlet form, fren,
the Phoenix power prosa. Orders 6Bed to
any extent. Single copies 60 cents.
PHILADELPHIA AUF..- Messrs. Townsend
k North have furnished ns with a copy of
this staunch journal, of the 11th instant.
The Age will contain ' foll proceedings
I the Convention, and Messrs. T. tc H. ww
receive it regularly six hours bi advai .oe of
I the mail. *'
To THE RESIDENTS OF THC FOURTH WABO.
A meeting of thc residents of the Fourth
Ward will be held this afternoon? at 4
o'clock, at the store of Messrs. Huffman A
Price. The business is of importance, and
we hope all will attend.
FOB THE WARM WEATHER.-We are in?
debted to Mr. E. E. Jackson for a package
containing an invaluable prescription for
the hot weather. It is a (delightful beve?
rage, and the cost is so very small as to
place it within the roach of alb Call at
his drug store on Plain street and sample
Co MM ISSI u NEKS OF ROADS.- Upper Batta?
lion -Thomas Taylor, George- W. Davis.
Thos. Friday, Samuel Bookhardt. 8. L.
Leaphart, Wesley Smith and Hart Maxcy,
Lo'cer Battalion-John P. Adams, Robert
Joyner, N. By nura. John L. Dixon, Thos.
Ii. Brown, John McLaughlin and John
The above named Commissioners, ap?
pointed at tho last session of the Legisla?
ture, are requested to meet at the Clerk of
Court's office, in Law Range, at ll o'clock
a. m., on Monday, the 20th of August inst.
MAIL ARRANGEMENTS.-The Post Office is
ope? during the week from 8 a. m. to 1 p.
m. and from 5A p. m. to 7 p. m. On Sun?
day, from 8 to 9 a. m.
Northern mail opens 8 a. m.; closes 2i p. m.
Southern " " 54p.m.; " 9 p. m.
Charleston " 5Jp.ru.; " 9 p.m.
Greenville/R. R. " 8 a.m.; " 84p.m.
Edgefield " 8 a.m.; " 8?p.m.
All mails close on Sunday at S p. m.
"HABEAS CORPUS."-Mr. J. W. Koon,
charged with being, implicated in the mur?
der of Mr. Lemuel Lane, in Newberry Dis?
trict, on the 27th of July last, was brought
before Chancellor CarroU yesterday, upon
a writ of habeas corpus, and after the hear?
ing of many affidavits, tho prisoner was
in the sum of $5,000 for his appearance
before the Court of General Sessions at its
next session, in October.
TUE FIREMEN'S FESTIVAL.-This fete, as
announced in another column, will com?
mence on Tuesday evening next. As our
citizens generally have taken an interest in
the affair, and have gone to work with a
will, the. undertaking will meet with un?
bounded success, there is not a shadow of
doubt. The entire proceeds are to be de?
voted to putting the apparatus of the fire
department in such a condition as to make
it available in checking raids from the
devouring element. We have been request?
ed to state that tickets can bo obtained at
tlKi bookstores, hotels, A. L. Solomon's,
John McKenzie's and G. V. Al worden's.
LOOK OTT.-To those who hare the pri?
vilege of handling $50 bills of the green?
back species, it will be important to know
that the latest issues of this denomination
by outsiders are considered, by the Trea?
sury Department, as the best counterfeit
ever issued. The figures on the faces of
thc notes are not so distinct as those of
genuine issue, and the imitation of the
lathe-work will not boar scrutiny. "The
signatures of tho Register and Treasurer
aro nearly perfect, and the seal of the
Treasury, primed in red ink, is said to be
the best ever seen on a counterfeit. This
is published solely for the benefit of our
readers-we are not the least afraid of be?
DEDICATION SERMON.-On our solicitation
and at the request of many of the congre?
gation, the Rev. W. T. Capers has consented
fo tho publication of his eloquent sermon
on tho occasion of the dedication of the
new Washington Street Chapel. This dis?
course will appear in to-morrow's issue of
the Fhccnis, and as, besides its intrinsic
merit, the occasion of ita delivery will mark
an epoch in the history of tho recuperation
and reconstruction of our wasted city, and
will hereafter call up many associations
connected therewith, we design printing a
limited number of extra copies for the
members of the congregation and others.*
Those wishing to purchase copies will call
at the office, or secure them by sending
their names to-day.
NEW AnvEKTisEME?crs. - At:-- itiou is call
od to the following advertisemei.'s, which
are published this morning for the first
F. W. Green-Bridge Notice.
Meeting in Ward No. -i. Jm\
J. C. Seogers A Co.-Smoking Toba*!^s?
Calhoun A Roach-Rooms to Rent
Prof. Jos. LeConte- Two Cows Lost.
Bio STORIES.-They have the most
remarkable storms and tornadoes out
West. The most wonderful of recent
date occurred in BUinois. Says a lo?
cal paper: The next objects receiving
the "attention" of the storm, were
Mr. Compton's house and stable.
The house was twenty-four by twenty
four feet, two stories high, taken up
bodily and borne a distance of eight
rods, aud then set down again, "in
good order"-not a person hurt, nor
a single piece of crockery nor any?
thing displaced. The stable was torn
to atoms, but the horses that were in
it were left unhurt.