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witfi the speed of the hurricane ; then may we begin to look for the "beginning of the %nd." The glorious Morgan and the ni|)le Breckin ridge, with the other spirits, who "strike for God and their native land*" may yet redeem the noble old Commonwealth. The people are right at heart, but they are led by their leaders'. But I must stop lest you begin te think me disloyal to this\most blessed government. Ah! my sister, what fraternity of soul these times of peril develop. When you are happy because you are free in your home, somtimes think with pity on Us, who have gyves on our limbs and shackles, on our tongues, and held life and liberty at the grace of our masters. V7e are not all degenerate spirits. May we meet again "when this cruel war is over," and under the protecting folds of that blood-stained banner of the free, we will recall this terrible nightmare which now oppresses us only as one injher hours of gaiety remembers a fearful dream. TEIsEQ-lE* APTTTO. Reports of the Press Association. Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1863, by J. S. Thrasher, in the Clerk's office ef the District Court of the Confederate States for the Northern District of Georgia. The Confederate Victory in Trans Mississippi, &c. MEiiflhiN, April, 14th. Advices from beyond our lines confirm the report of the Confederate victory in the Trans Miss. Department. Wounded are arriving in large numbers. Powers' cavalry had a fight recently at Plains' store near Wadeville, In which he whipped the enemy, taking a number of pri soners and one piece of artillery. Col. John Setc *t takes command of the cav alry in East Louisana. 1 m « Capture of Fort Pillow. Mobile, April 15. Western advices announce tbat Chalmers captured Fort Pillow and two regiments of sight to twelvo hundred negroes aud eight guns, and destroyed two transports. ■» ♦ > From Walton. Dalton, April 15. All quiet in front. Five Alabamians who were to have been shot, to-day, for desertion, were temporarily reprieved by .Gen Johnston, until President Davis be heard from. 2d despatch. Dalton, Apr. 16. Northern dates to 13th received. The East Tennessee Convention met at Knoxville on the 12th. Delegates from near ly every county were in attendenee. William Heiskell was elected President. Daniel Treupitt nia>iea speech denouncing apostates in the bitterest terms as a combina tion of politicians against the administration. Andrew Johnson made a speech declaring that negroes have been working rich lands in Tennessee long enough. Slavery was already dead; if we had no slaves there would be few traitors. Confederate Victory in Louisiana- Federal Eos*, 14,000. Mobile, April 15. Mississippi River advices from various points report a great battle between Gen. Kirby Smith and Banks near Shreveport, in which Banks wal defeated with a lo<s of 14, ---000. Baton Rouge and other hospitals are full of Yankee wounded. _»♦ • ; From Richmond. Richmond, April 16th. Petersburg papers of* this morning report considerable excitinent in Blackwater section, in consequence of an advance of the Yankees. Several skirmishes had taken place; the in formation received, is reliable. Tbe Peters burg Express represents Burnside's forces landing in large numbers at Portsmouth, on Wednesday. 2d despatch. Richmond, Apr. 16. Additional Northern items have been re ceived. There was great excitement in Jonesboro, 111., caused by a soldier shooting a citizen. Forces have been sent to»prevent further bloodshed. The Pennsylvania Senate adopted Resolu tions for removing the seat of government to Philadelphia, * Meade will be retained in command of the army of the Potomac. Raining here heavily. 1 « ♦ ■» Tbe Capture of Fort Pillow, Great Slaughter of Negroes and Yankees. t ' Mobile, April 16. A special to the Advertiser and Register from Fort Pillow, dated the >2th, says For rest attacked this place with Chalmers' Divi sion yesterday. The garrison consisted of 300 whites and- four hundred negroes. The Fort, refusing to surrender, was carried by storm. Forrest led Bell's Brigade and Chalmers led McCulloch's. Both entered the Fort at op posite aides simultaneously. An indiscrimi nate slaughter followed. One hundred pri soners were taken, the balance slain. The Fortran with blood. Many jumped into the river and were drowned or shot in the water. F Over one hundred thousand dollars worth of stores were taken and six guns. Confederate lass 75. Lt. Col. Reed, sth Mis sissippi, was mortally wounded. • ♦ ♦ ■ The Array of the Potomac Pre paring to Advance. Gold 190.— Burnside's Designs. Richmond, April 17. The army of the Potomac is rapidly prepar ing for the new campaign. • Brig. Gen. Torbett is assigned to tbe com mand of the first division of cavalry. Wilson is to relieve Gregg in command of the second division. • . Scouts report that Longstreet, with the ■■■•S *■ smsamsssas-Bmsmsaa-a-amssm-w-s-Bm-M MBsmsßssi^nmmsßmsnntmswMSsmsssmmsr ' =- = — W= ;reater part of his army, has reached Ricn oond. Also reported that the officers df Lee's riny were ordered to send their baggage to Richmond before the 19th inst. —— <o— From Northern Virginia. Orange C. H., April 17. Deserters who have entered our lines the last week report that the enemy will begin to advance to-morrow, eight days rations having >een issued for that purpose. They also re >ort the enemy fortifying Piney Mount near Julpeper C. H. Citizens just out of the enemy's lines, say he enemy will force a fight soon, in order to j tave their old troops, whose time expires in d"ay, not one fifth of which have re-enlisted. The Yankee army is reported in any thing >ut fne spirits. Meade is reported receiving reinforcemei te apidly. Major General M. F. Smith, of the army of he West, is assigned to duty in this army as 3hief Engineer .on General Lee's staff. All quiet in front to-day. i —£f~ — From Richmond. Richmond, April 18th. The Secretary of tbe Treasury advertises his morning five millions of the new guaran eed six per cent, bonds to be sold at auction n this city, in lots ts suit purchasers, on the 2th of May. Prisoners (if war in Richmond at this time ire less than two thousand,including 800 com nissioned officers. Another flag of truce boat is looked for rriday, with prisoners for exchange. Weather clear this morning. It is believed that active -military opera ions in Nurthern.Virginia will commence du ing the week, by an advance of Grant's ar ny. —» ♦ ♦ Later from the \orlh. Richmond, April 19. The New York Herald of the 15th reoeiv d. The excitement in the gold mn-rket seems •erfectly uncontrnlable. At one time premi im run up 189, but fell subsequently to 74. L'he Heraid says these rapid fluctuations are tartling and ominous, and if Grant is defeat din the. coming campaign "we may-look for he deluge. Flour advanced from 10 to 25 ents; pork $1. . A convention of Republicans dissatisfied vith the present administration will be held .t Cleveland the 20th of May to nominate a andidate for the Presidency. Lincoln's riends are alarmed at this movement. 2d despatch. Richmond, April 19. On Wednesday Buford with a Confederate brce demanded the surrender of Furt HaJ eck, at Columbus; he allowed a respite of five lours for the removal of the women and chil ireu. The latter were sent to Cairo. Mean vhile two steamers arrived at Columbus from he Lower Mississippi w*jh 3,000 veterans on heir way home on furlough. These were artded and it was believed would enable the oinmandaui of the Fort to malce good his de ence. The Yankee version of the capture of Fort *illow says two flags of truce demanding sur ender were sent in but not received. At hree o'clock the Rebels poured into the Fort, ompelling the surrender. The incarnate tends then commenced an 'indiscriminate laughter of whites and blacks. Out of the jarrisoh of 600 only 200 remained alive. Gold has fallen in N. York to 171$ in con equence of rumors put afloat by Chase tbat he Government would offer a large amount >f Sterling Bills and Bendggfur the future rants ofthe Government for-the most they ; vould bring. The Yankees who recently appeared on the llackwater have gone back. —— — * * • Latest from Hnexvllle. The Bristol Gazette has some interesting terns from Knoxville. The tcwa is guarded by negro troops. Dr. J. W. Paxton, Sr., died on tbe sth inst. Col. G. W. Church well is very low, and n_>t | xpected to recover. The Federals are accumulating .large sup ilies at Knoxville, and have fire steamboats unning between that point and Bridgeport. Baxter has turned his negroes loose and leclares himself free. He boasts that he in ende to go to Asheville, N. C, and raise a Srigade for Lincoln. C. P. Temple is peddling calico and law, .nd playing second fiddle to Brownlow.' John Fleming spends his time between the ail (where he picks up small fees) and Andy Cnott's doggery. .♦♦ ♦ ' f@" The Telegraph confirms the Shreve iort victory. The enemy's loss was 8,000, nth 32 pieces of artillery, and many wagons nd teams. College Hospital, Lynchburg, Va. \ April 18, 1864. / TO THE VOTERS If the Mh Magesterial District of Wanhing ton County. Fellow-citizens, I take this method of an ouncing myself a candidate for Magistrate in our District. I have served my country in the rmy faithfully for nearly three years, which is rell known to you, aud am yet willing to do so, ut my health has been much impaired by the eavy duties of three campaigns, and I feel that am hardly able to endure the hardships of a »urth. Nothing would induce me to become a andidate for this office and leave the army, but ly. inability to endure the hardships of a soldier i the field. If elected, I shall endeavor to dis harge the duties of the office faithfully and romptly, hoping therefore for a liberal support. I am respectfully, Your obedient servant,,. ot La* T. T. SALVER. *~-»—————■————■■—■!■■—■■■■■■■■—■■■—■—■■■■—■— —— To the Voters of Scott County. 1 We present to your worthy consideration the name of Jacob F. Stair of Co. C, 48th Regt. Va. Vols., as a candidate for Commissioner of tho Revenue for the Northern District of Scott county. He was among the first to respond to our county call, and has borne the hardships and braved the perils of our cause as becometh a good and valiant soldier. He is, excelled by none for his patriotism, and will never desist from our noble cause so hong as we have power to sustain the name of our young republic, or breath to lisp sentiments in her behalf. If ysu wait to learn concerning his deeds of valor, we would point you to the battles of McDowell, Winchester, Cross Keys, Port Republic, ef the plains below Richmond, Cedar Run, and the 2d Bull Run, at the last of which he received a wound in the arm. He, on account of said wound, was only absent until able for duty, then he again rejoined.the ranks to stand be side his noble comrades. Soon after his re turn he was wounded the 2d time at the battle of Fredericksburg, which wound renders bim wholly unfit for field service. We, therefore, beg you look in behalf ofrfhe future welfare of our cause, ask you to select qualified men, who are disabled for military duty, and men who will make good civil office holders among you. By so doing, you will fill a vacancy in the army, and a vacaucy at home. A rule that works two ways on this basis, is certainly a good one. We know Mr. Stair is sufficiently qualified to fill said office, and do earnestly solicit that you give honor to whom honor is due, and that you let his opponent slide from civil office since he has slid out of the war. MANY FRIENDS. . *» Camp near Estillville, Va., \ April 12th, 18C4. / Fellow-citizens of the county of Lee, I have concluded to become a candidate for Commis sioner of the Revenue for the East District of Lee county at an election which is to be held on the fourth Thursday in May. Having been, and now am, in the army, I have not the opportu nity to visit your homes, consequently I shall have to submit my claims to your consideration. Respectfully, your friend and Fellow-citizen, WILKERSON S. McELROY, Co. F, 64th Va. Cay. B&» By the solicitation ef many voters, I have consented to become a candidate for Sur veyor of Washington county. It is known to many of my fellow-citizens that I am unable to perform military duty. As canvassing is unne cessary, I will leave the decision with you. Yours respectfully, DAN'L H. VANHUSS. We are requested to announce Captain Francis M. Smith, of the 27th Mounted Bat talion, as a candidate for the Clerkship, sf the Circuit Court of Scott county. ■■■■^■■■-M-M--aM-w-w-M---ap«--wa-«»~«-~»~~~» MARRIAGES. Married in this place, on Thursday evening, the 7th inst., by Rev. James McChain, Dr. D. K. Tuttle and Miss Ellen W. Humes, daughter of John W. flames, Esq. Married, at Three Springs, in this county, pn the 14th inst, by Rev. W. W. Neal,Mr. Wm. Pase of Abingdon, and Miss Samaktha Page, of tbe former place. OBITUARIES. Departed this life in Atlanta, Ga., the 18th day of January, 1864, Wm. A. Crenshaw, in the 34th year of his age. Eulogiums on the •dead'have become quite common, and virtues are not unfreqnently as cribed to those wbo never possessedtthemwin order to hand down te posterity, a story of the genius and virtues of those, when dead, who never possesssd them while living. Not so how ever with the subject of this imperfect sketch. He had been a zealous and highly acceptable member of the M. E. Church, for several years prior to his decase, and so uniform was he in his conduct and so zealous and punctual in his devotions, that he won the esteem and'admira tioa of all who knew him, and endeared himself to the church as an upright christian gentle man. Some three years ago the Northern Cain rose us to Blay his brother Abel. Brother Crenshaw felt it to be his duty fo help drive bim back "to the land of Nod, when the storm of war arose in the Northern Skies, when subjugation, Con fiscation and annihilation were the terms offer ed us if we dare resist. The Federal despot, Broiher Crenshaw not wishing to accept the Federal yoke, saying "Six Semper Tyrannis," and came forth gallantly, and taking bis stand by the side of his comrades, beneath tbe flag of his adoption signified his willingness to pour out his blood in common streams for the common and equal benefit of all. He was a true type of the Southwestern Vir ginia gentleman and would never have dishonor ed the names and memory of those gallant Sons of the old Dominion, who have crimsoned every battlefield with this blood, from the first Manas ses to tbe bloody Chickamauga. Brother Crenshaw was a member sf the gal lent Capt. Humes' company, 63 Va., Reg't and was beloved and esteemed by the officers and men as a good soldier. r «.."' ■ The writer esteeming-him for his piety, had recently appointed him class leader in company A, which position he held at the time of his death. He leaves a wife and three children to mourn this loss. But they sorrow not as those without hope. They can rest assured that when the summons came it found him with his lamp trim ed and burning and fully equipped to enter into the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. May the bereaved family be prepared to meet the depart ed husband and father in that happy clime, where war and convulsions shall never disturb them, but where love, joy and gratitude like an eternal spring for ever bloomes. O! how it greaves my poor heart to lay so many of nty dear flock in the grave so low. But Glory to God, when the reaping time shall have come, snd Angels shall have gathered the har vest home, yes when the new earth doth appear, and Christ shall have been crowned King of Kings, and Lord of Lords, I will meet them all, 'never, no never, to part again. So prays, . G.T.GRAY, \ Chaplain 63d Va., Reg't. In th|s place, on Thursday lsst, the 14th inst, William Loyd, son of Mr. James Alex'r Hagy, aged 3 years, 5 months and 25 days. Died, near this place, on the 19th March, Jacob H. Z. T. Hughes, son of Mr. James Hughes, aged 18 years. REMOVAL. Dr. E. M. Campbell has removed his resi dence to Fruit Hill, but his office is the same that he formerly occupied. When not at his of fice or professionally absent, he can be found at his bouse. [April 22-—tf SUGAR AND COFFEE. I WILL exchange the above in any quantities "at my office for Bacon; giving for three pounds of Bacon one pound of Sugar, for four pounds of Bacon one pound of Coffee. R. A. WILLIAMS, Capt. &A. C. S. 9. 8. A. April 22d, 1864—2w Southern Literary Messenger FOB 1564, A Monthly Periodical, ABOUNDING with contributions from the best Southern writers, selections from Fo reign journals, Literature, Poetry, Romance, &c, &c. TERMS per annum, - - $15.00 •"• 6 months, - - - '8.00 Single copies, . - - - 2.00 Orders addressed to the undersigned, will receive prompt attention. RO. P. BUTTON, Ag't, April 15, 1864—tf Lynchburg, V^. ~ NOTICE T) all persons subject ts* Taxation under the Confederate Tax Act: I will meet the people at Friendship the 26th of April; at Debusk's Mill the 27th; at David Rosenbalm's the 28th, and at D. Rambo's the 29th. It is hoped none will fail to respond to this call JOS.' W. DAVIS, April 22, 1864—1t Assessor 65th Diet, $300© Reward. • S STOLEN from the subscriber, near Kings port, Term., on the sight of the Bth of April, A Fine Saddle Mare, Saddle and Bridle. Said mare is a Mahogany Bay, eight years old, sixteen hands high, white face, very full forehead, roman nose, white un der the belly, entering higher up on tbe left side than the right, white collar marks on the top of the neck, paces rapidly, and a mare sf fins con rage arid appearance; also a fine Draggoon Sad dle, brass mounting, large brass stirrups, red web gearting and breast straps. I will give the above reward for the apprehension and delivery of the thief and mare, or I will give one thou sand dollars for the delivery of the mare and equipments, the above reward to be paid in Confederate money. Any information will be thankfully received. $> F. L. PHIPPS, April 22, 1864—ta$10 t Kingsport, Term. $10© REWARD. ~ LEFT me on my way from Abingdon to Russell county,* my black boy CHARLES. I bought Charles in Richmond, Va., some five weeks ago; and said boy ran off from James Ireson, Jr., and was taken and lodged in jail at Abingdon, and on my way home with him, ran again. Charles is aout 5 feet 8 inches high, very black, a ship carpenter by trade, had on when he left black cloth coat and white over coat, gray pants and slouch hat. No doubt he will try to make his w*y to Richmond. I will pay the above reward for his delivory to me, or confinement in jail, so that I get him again. D. J. AYRES. April 22, 1864—tf , £5© REWARD. \T|TAS stolen from my pasture, near Daren- T T port's Mill, on the night of the 18th inst, a BROWN MULE, o/ small size, and looks as if he has been shaved.from the points of his hip 'bones to near his hoofs. He is 6or 7 years old, ' has chain and back band marks about his sides. I will give the above reward upon the delivery of said Mule, or any information by which I can secure him again. CALEB J. LOGAN. April 22, 1864~-3t $1000 Reward. MY store was entered on the nfght of the 7th inst., and robbed of about $14,000 worth of goods, in part as follows: A lot of 38 inch Brown Shirting, 6 to 8 pieces Plaid Ginghams, some pink, some green, some dark, some black and white and 1 piece light purple. A lqt of superior 4-4 French Purple Prints, small figure, a lot of 4-4 Dark do. narrow check, or plaid, 6 to 8 pieces 4-4 Chockolate Prints, rather large figure, a few pieces 4-4 But* do, small red star in it, seme 4-4 Black aud White Prints, 1 piece Solid Black do, a lot of superior 4 4 Second Mourning Prints, some 8 pieces 8-4 Fancy Prints, a lot of fancy light-colored Cot ton Handkerchiefs, (imitation silk.) Most of the above goods were in full bolts. I will give- the above reward for the.recovery ofthe goods, and the arrest ofthe thief or thieves, or in that proportion for any amount of tbe goods recovered and returned to ma in good or der. , THOS. P HOOFNAGLE. Abingdon, April 15th, 1864—tf NOTICE. CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA, Wan Department, Bureau of Conscription, Richmond, Va., January 28th, 1864. PARAGRAPH X of General Orders No. 82, Adj't and Insp*T General's Office of 1862, re quires that "Application for exemptions must, in all cases, be mads to the Enrolling officer." If the local Enrolling officer has not the power to act, or is in. doubt, he will, after investiga tion under circular No. 8, current series, refer such applications through the proper official channels to this Bureau. All such applications addressed to this Bureau, will necessarily snd invariably be returned for local investigation; and the applicants will thus have uselessly lest time snd prolonged euspence. Appeals from adverse decisions of the local officer and of the Commandants of Conscripts for the Ststes, will be forwarded by them for hearing, when any plausible ground of appeal is set forth. 2. Commandants of Conscripts will give this notice extensive circulation in the local press of their respective States. By order Sf » . Col. JNO< S. PRESTON, Supt C. B. Dckielb, A. A. Gen'l. April let, 1864.