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SUHKINS, DVRI80E & CO., Proprietors. ? .
This Day one Year ago.
One JOLT ago, to-day, brother,
They laid thee in the tomb ;
Thea iniae eyes were filled with tears, brother;
And my soul was filled with gloom ;
Bitter wer? tt J tears I Bhod, brothor,
For my heart wa? fraught with woe,
When I looked my last upon thy face,
This day, one year ago !
One year ago, to-day, brother,
When the son had iunk- to rest,
And the twilight shades were gathering
O'er earth's bright emerald Test,
They bore thee to thy graTc, brother ;
And tho bright stars, one by one,
Looked down upon thy resting place,
As they laid thee in the tomb.
I know thy body sleepeth
In the cold and silent tomb,
But thy spirit is not there, brother,
'Mid the darkness and the gloom.
But with the eye of faith, brother,
In h jaren I se? thee now ;
' A harp in thy right hand-a wreath
Of glory round thy brow !
I wotdd not call theo back, brother,
To this world of grief and sin ;
But w'aere thy spirit retttetb, mine
Ere long shall cuter in :
Yet while,life's taper burn nth,
Anti reason's fount doth flow, ' .
Shall memory with a ?igh recall
This day, one year ?gb !
Thy Will be Done.
-carcher of Heurt? !-from mine erase
All thoughts that should not be,
And in the deep recessc: trace
My gratitude to thee!
Hearer of Frayer 1-oh, guide aright [
lisch word and deed of mine; j
Life's battle tea<*h me how to fight, ,
And he thc victory thine.
Giver of all !-for every good
In the redeemer came-,
F'T raiment, shelter and for food,
I thank Thee tn Hts i?atne. ? " ?
Tallier, and Son ned Hely Ghost!
Thoo glorious Three in One!
Thon knowe?! best" what I need most,
?j?d let Thy will be done.
" "mt* ton M^gcnrv
v 3*hjju?tit
a light as rhay did on Saturday rc?mmg; s i noe ;
thc joyous news was passed from mouth to ;
mouth that Maj. Anderson hid struct; his i
dag ard Fort Suutt? r had yielded to <?en. j
Beanregaad. Even the croakers changed their j
tone and made their voice harmonious with ?
the universal cxbiliratioii. Friend grasped
the hand of friend, and with hearty ??hakes
exchanged congratulations on the happy
event , and enimies forgot for the lime their
animosity and smiled blandly upon one an
other. Tho rejoicing was d?ep, loud and
All were tn some measure prepared for the
glorioua tidings ; for it had been bruited, on
Fridiiy evening, that the blockading fleet
ware to receive a visit earlv the next morn
ing from the iron-plated monsters that bad
been lying so long moored to our wharves.
And though that rumor bas often before been
put .in circulation, and wo awoke at the dawn
of the following day and listened iu vain for
the welcome Bound of J booming guns, .there
wa? obviously ground for the pleaeing report,
and it was generally received as true. The
source whence the report came, and the air
and manner of those who made known the in
formation concerning the attack, together
with tho singularly favorable state of the
VT ft. th cr, aud the propitious time of the tide,
caused a large number to look forward with
eager and confident expectation for the reali
zation of desires they hui cherished for ma
ny weeks.
The recent achievcmc; t of our gallant boys
in the waters of the Stono, had put our minds
10 frame for the full enjoyment of a similar
ancona. No one doubted for a "moment but
that the invulnerable little boats would di)
damage to the hostile fleet. It was known
that the vesEels guarding the approaches tu
the city were of wood, and could not cope
with the mailed rams, whose grotesque ngli
11 usa and saucy look we had so'often admired.
But reports are sometimes true, and the
one that so filled . our hearts With tumultu
ous joy on Friday evening belonged to that
cia??. : ?
We imagine that the sleep of c ur citizens
was light during the beautiful night thtt was
to yield to a day bright with the .'i'priea of
i.nother naval victory. 'Who ocs'-J compose
his mind for the incoming of -deep refilling
nlumber, while listening' with opening" ears
for the roar of cannon from ile East? The
fliehtest noise. safBced to startle the dreamer
from hit dose, and the rollin? of ca-ringe
wheels over tho macadamized street *otiri??d
in his nicely ettuned ear like the crashing of
.runs pouring their hiivy broadsides into
some unlucky vessel. But the exploit? per
formed by the water monsters were an ample
reward for the scanty measure of repose
wherewith om* bodieB were refreshed.
At about ll o'clock, on'Fri'iay night, the
IVmctto State, in command of Capt. i?ut
ledge, and with the Flue; Officer, Commodore
I?. X. Tngrahatn. on board, together with th?
Chieora, commanded by Capt. John R. Tuck
er, caat b3' from the wharf, and with their
prowa turned seaward, steamed tcrosj the
Cooper. The moon was shining brightly,
there w?a sot ft eloud oa tko fioe of the blue
sky, and the surface of the water was sou
and glassy as a mi!!-pond. Nature seetaei
smile upon the enterprise, and water, sky
i ?ind presented a most delightful manife
tion of the divine favor ' toward our just
noble cause.
The deep silence that brooded over the
ter was only broken by the gurgle of
screws, as the iron-covered vessels. mo
slowly over the iiay. Having reached F
Sumter, they came toancbor,.and^thc:e aw
ed the going down of the moon.
.At 3'o'clock, the report of two guns echt
through the air. That was- tho signal *
their departure, and once more the gun-bo
are in motion. Silently they move thron
the darkness, urging their course with
speed, so as to come upon the unsuspecti
war vessels before the dawn of day
The undertaking promised rich rewan
and the nearer the monsters drew to the hi
tile ships, the more impertinent and resolv
became the gallant men who were tenon
their iron roofs. Never did the.little Tessi
?.seem to move so sluggishly, and most close
j did the officers and crew scan the clear ho
I 7.on, fearing that the light would steal ov
! the sea before-they reached the bloc-kadi
But deep darkness is still on thc drop, ai
they are near the enemy. Commodore Ingr
; ham descries a black (orin just ahead, and"tl
j sharp bow of the Palmetto State is turnt
; upon the object. Nearer and nearer wi
: nil sletuu ou niuves the iron vessel. A crai
! is.heard, and the ram of the gun-bos.t pen
? trates the wooden side of one ol Lincoln
; blockaders. And a hile the water was was]
I ing into thc bole, thu guns of the Palmet
State opened upon the hostile vessel.
Thc officer in command of the Mercediti
seeing it-was felly to contend with such s
antagonist, immediately struck hi? flag an
surrendered. Tu a rbort time the vessel WOT
down. All this time Captain Tucker, of fli
Chicora, wa* laying about Tiim1 vigorous!
right and left. The shells from his guns sr
fire to a large ship of-war, and she lowerc
dag. He sunk, it i? believed, another, an
threw shot and shell at tb
it seeing the fate that ha
?kdes, turned their bows ti
laen of danger. Not" ?"?"o
them showed any disposition to c.-miir.tie lh<
Sgbt, but careless ol the honor of that fla'
they profess to adore, their cowardly hr-ait
thoroughly possesed by fear, they fled will
all the speed tboir sails. r.nd et i?? tie* enal>?et
them lo command. But though they fled st
?.precipitately, ae have no doubt that man;
; of the seventeen carried away with then
j some painful remembrance of that terribl
, surprise, while it is positively known tho
: several who succeeded in making good thei
j escape, were severe^' it.jured.
When the morning ligb' broke, not oue o
the fleet was in sight. Th*! gun-boats cruis
ed many miled seaward from the bur, but thi
glasses revealed nothing within the range o
The success oftbat attack is mest gratify
ing, and coming so soou after the brilliant ex
plort performed by Magruder, at Galveston
it carrier unspeakable joy to the heart of the
We cannot speak in too high terms of praise
of the judgment, skill and intrepidity that
marked the undertaking, and its successful
accomplishment. Had it been possible, the
entire fleet would have been sunk or disabled,
Commodore Ingraham, Captains Rutledge
i and Tucker, aud the officers under them, as
I well as their brave crew, deserve our profound
' aud hearty gratitude.
We are indebted to several friends on board
. the Palmetto State for the following account
! of her op?rations. We also givo the account
of our special reporter, who waa on board one
bf the tenders. These uccounts contain all
the particulars of the.expedition and engage
ment, lind show that it has been a, brilliant
and glorious success on our side, limited only
I by the cowardly action of the blockade's.
They fled, small and large, without even muk
ink a ?how-of light, notwithstanding the pre
sence nf two forty-giin frigates, the ?"Susque
hanna and C?nandiiigue.' Their loss, how
ever, ?3 known to be severe. Two of their
vessels are known to be sunk, while several
were fired and went oif in a damaged condi
. tjpo :
At eleven o'clock, Friday night, the gun boat
Palmetto Sute, Capt. Rutledge, bearing the
flag of Commodore Duncan N. Ingraham,
? left her mooringi and proceeded out the har
bor towards Fort Sumter. Abreast of Fott
j Sumter passed thc three steamers acting - as
I tenders, the Gen. Clinch, Etiwan and Ches
; ter?eld. Atr4.30 a. m., the Palmetto State
crossed the bar, and stood out at sea in tba
[direction of the blockading fleet. At .*i.20
] a. m., we came Up to the United Statessteamer
? Merccdita, and was hailed by .the watch on
? deck, when the following colloquy took place:
{ ' Waich.-What steamer ia that? Dwp
I your anchor-back-back-and be. careful,
j or you will rnn into us.
j Cajdain liutled'ic.-This ss-'the Confede
I rate States steamer Palmetto State.
As the answer was given, the- Palmetto
I S ate, with ft.ll sUa;n bp, ran into the Merce
j dita, the baw strikin/ her right al>oiit mid
ships and making an et.trance of about three
(?act. At tbe same time our bow gun was
fired v.'rOi a ?f vendocb incendiary abell. We
immediately backed put, wheu the Mercedita
hauled down her flag. They were crdoied to
I send a.boat to us,, and Lieut. %T. Abbot, com
f manding, came pffr with a boat's -iXdw and
j surrendered his vessel in the name of Coin,
i Stell wagon, of the Merceditn, carrying 7 guns
! and 1 58 men.* He stated that hia vessel was
! in a sinking ctfn'dit?ouY?ntrbegged oar officers
to' relieve them. A shot' had pierced her
boiler, which had burst and scalded a huge
number of men. Lieutenant Abbett begged
Com. Ingraham to take the men with him on
board the Palmetto State,, aa in their baste to
come to us they had neglected to put in the
plug, and their small boat was only kept
. afloat by the strenuous efforts of the men
bailing the boat. He also stated that the
wafer in the Mercedita had, at the time of
'bis leaving, already risen os high as the en
gine floors.
' Commodore Ingraham regretted that, he
could not comply with the request, as he had
no room to accommodate them aboard of his
.vessels and no small boats or-any other means
of a?ording them relief.Liftut. Abbott then
pledged his word of honor lor the officers and
crew of the Mercedita'not to serre in any
manner against the Confederate istates until
regularly exchanged, upon which condition
he was sent on board . his own VJiSsel. The
Mercedita was taken completely by surprise.
Tkey were roused from their slumbers by the.
shock, the men not having scarcely time to
dress themselves. Lieut. Abbott and the
men with him were nearly destitute of cloth
.V ....
The Palmetto State, leaving tbB Mercedita.
to her fate, stood out to sea, and engaged sev
eral other vessels of the Abolition block"
ading fleet, occasionally exchanging shotc.
The latter, however, fled at our approach,
firing at long distances and- leaving us far
astern. One or two shots were exchanged
with thc United States frigate Powhatan. The
latter, however, followed the example of her
.companions and fled. We then Uood North
ward, towards the Chicora, which at tkU
time was almost ?urronnded by thc enemy's
VPssels. . At fva. m., there being no more of
the Abolition fleet in *ight,: we stood back to
tb'*, entrance of Beech ^^^g^avHjg^s'g
Pilled the Chicora to j?p\nz[?s Ott pasSlftg,
jcf\ wercusalnterl W^T?jte?&Qhr'?c;^Suinter.
and Kiplr.y, arid arrived al'ihe whan lil t;;f
city a lillie before f'i p. ni.
Chicora, Captain John B. Tucker, started
from her wharf at half past eleven, Friday
night, and crossed the bar at 4.??0 a. m. We
commenced action at 5,05. Tde Palmetto'
State engaged an Abolition vessel on ,the
right, while we engaged the ono on the left.
As we i'iissed the blockader on 'heri^hf. th?
Palmetto State was ?nyiug ri?nos-de of her.
.Keeping on our course, we proceeded to with
in fifty yards of thc vessel, on the left, and
then gave her a shot from ont how ?un, the
blockader at the time being under full head
.wuy. We rounded to and g;: te her full ben
fL of our broadside guns aud lifter gun. She
immediately rang her bell tire nnd made"sig
nals of distress to the rest of the fleet. The
last-seen of herby signal ofiicer Saunders,
she was stern down very low ha the water,
and disappeared Very suddenly. This vessel
is supposed to have gone down. Notwith
standing, the Chicora immediately steamed
towards her, nothing could be discovered of
the vessel.
The Chicora. proceeding farther out to sett,
stood Northward aud Eastward, and met two
vessels apparently coming to the relief .of the
missing steamer. We engaged them. Oae
of them, after firiog a few guns, withdrew.
S tandi ug to the Northward, abont daybreak
we steamed up to a small side-wheel two mas!
ted steamer and endeavored to como to close
quarters. She kept clear o. us, driving away
as rapidly as possible, not, however, without
receiving our compliments und carrying with
her four or five of our shot?. Shortly after
-the steamship Quaker City and another aidc
vrbeel'steamer came gallantly bearing down
upon the Chieora and commenced firing at
long range, Neither would permit our boa
.to get- within a respectable distance. Two
of our shots struck the Qu iter City, and she
left apparently perfectly fii.tUfied, in a crip
pled condition. Anothor side-wheel two mas
ted steamer, with walking beams, now steam
ed toward the Chicora, coming down on our
stern. Capt. Tucker perceiving it, we round
ed to and proceeded until within about fire
hundred yards, when the belligerent steamer
also rounded to and gave us both broadsides
i and a shot from her pivot gun. We fired our
[ forward pivot gun with r-.n incendiary Bhell,
: and struck her just forward of her wheel
j house, setting her on Gre, disabling and stopr
i ping port wheel. This vessel was fired both fore
.and aft, and volumes of :imoko observed to
Jssue from every aperture. As we neared
! her, she hauled down ber flag and' made a
signal of surrender, but utill kept under way
j with her starboard vt heel, and chabging her
direction. This was jiint after daybreak. We
succeeded in catching this vessel, but, having
surrendered, and the Captain, supposing her
j boilers struck and the escaping steam prc
j venting the engineers fr nm going into the cn
I gine room to stop her, ordered us not to fire.
She thus made her escape. After this vessel
bad'got out of our reaca, to the perfectly safe
distance of about three miles, she fired her
last rifled gun, again hoisting hor flag and
, gotting ali sails, firing hep rifled gan repeated'
! ly at us BJ she left.
The Chicora now engaged sis more of
enemy's Teasels at one time-three side w
. steamers and# tb reo propellers-alt at
j.range. Discovering that tie flag boat,
j metfco State, had ceased firing and was sti
i ing in shore, orders were given to follow
'j On our return, we again came across n th
j masted bark rigged vessel, which wc erigs
?'firing our guns as we gassed, striking
j once or twice. We then ?opt on our coi
j to the Bar, having sustained no damage
j the action nor a single casualty on bo;
j The last ship mentioned above leapt firinj
j ns until we go? out of range, and we giv
them our return compliments. One of
blockaders was certainly s?bk. We enga
her at the distauce of only one hundred yal
and she settled down with her 6tern cl
under water.
Thc Chicora anchored in Beach Chan
at S,.n>0 a. m., aud arrived^ at her wharf
j the city about 6 o'clock, ' receiving a 6al
from all thc forts and batteries as she pas
on her return. The number of shots fired
tho Chicora during the whole engagerai
. was twenty ?even,. mostly ^incendiary she
'Lien!. Glassell commanded the forward pi
! gon, assisted by Midshipman R. H. Pincknc
j Lieut. W. IL Wall, the after pivot : Maa
J Mason, the starboard broadside ; Master Pay
.thc larboard broadside.
The different divisions were commanded
First Lieutenant G. H. Bier and Lieuteut
J. C. Claybrook, assisted iby Midshipmeu
H. Bacot and Signal Officer Saunders.
The Pilots of the Chicora were Mess
j Thos. Payne and Aldrich.
. .r*jp ??. "
KOSAUAX.-The following! official despate
! brought by the steamer ^Chesterfield, was i
! cetved iu tho city about 12. m., on Saturan
Jaffbary SH, 13C3.
i I went out last nightvJjThis vessel ran in
j and struck thc Lui ted States steamer Mere
i dita, when she sent an- ..cjjjficer with a- boai
j crew to tho Palmetto State and surrendere
: Thc Officers and crew weij? parole*!." Capta
j Tucker thinks he sunk jjme vessel, Rnd ?
; another on fire, when Joe., struck her ila
j Thr ' fading fleet barrine fo thc Sf ntl
; mn ^ttCT^t.ward, otii Qi:?i,7l'<.
TOWE^.^. J'- ^- .? .
Klag Officer l>oard Palmetto Stat?-."
F'.-om th* Sovllitm Cunrdinn,
Onr Daughters Should be Educated.
Ma. Barron: Surrounding circumstance
and that praiseworthy patriotism of our ron
which induced them voluntarily and detei
mined ly to put aside every pomonal consic
oration and rush tn their country's rescue r
. evorv aneri fice, has been the meana of cluain
i temporarily ?many ?eminaries of learning, h.itl:
erfo S'icrtissfiilly devoted to their enuraii?
' and practical traiuiug.
While we thus deplore ;he necessity wlic
i must deprive our sons of means which nm?
; fully tend to.develope faculties essential t
I success in every sphere, of usefulness an
; greatness, we are gratified lo perceive th
j increased interest manifested in female edu
i catiou.
! The many excellent and well supports
1 schools in and near Columbia, give evidenr
' that parcuts are alive to 'ho importance ?
educating their daughters. Noticing tb i
morning in your paper au advertisement o
the Columbia Femule College, I wa6 remind
ed of a viait recently made to that institutioi
in company with a friend, and just at thi
hour for opening the school. We were invi
! ted to the chapel when? th* pupils to thc nam
''beruf one hundred and twenty-three, wer<
! scated: awaiting ihe religiom nervios* com
j mon to the first duties of thf: day. .We -ro
ruiuntd some li.ne after this service, and lone,
enough to frame a pre'ty good idea uf th?
general conduct of the school, and with which
we were very favorably impressed. The or
derly deportment of the young ladies, their
neatness, cheerfulness and earnest attention to
. tho parental lecture of the President, all to
! gel her evinced ? ncnse of duty and responsV
' bilifv on the part of the faculty ; and on Ihe
; part of thc young ladies, satisfaction and good
j will.
? The Columbia Female College, though uni
der the patronage of the South Carolina Con
ference, wo noticed among the truateej the
names of several distinguished gentlemen of
Columbia, who belong to other branches of
the church, and among the patrons of tho
j school many familiar names of refugees from
? the sea-board.
j .The President U ft gentUman of polished
; mannen, and brings to the Collego high lit
j crary attainment and experience. Under his
j immediate.and constant supervision the Col*
I b>ge is destined to accomplish all that can be
! reasonably desired in ibo education and prop
! er*training of young ladies. The large and
respectable patronage now extended, with the
j promise of increase from many applicants,
may truly be regarded as proof of confidence
i in the faithfulness and ability of ita President
j and faculty.
j The Wilmington Journala*ya Hooker, the
I new Commander in-Chief of \he Army ol tho
j Potomac) is thc pet of the ultra-Abolitionists,
the man for whom they hare been clamoring,
'under tht. sobriquet of "F.ghting Joe."
Hooker will either make a spoon or iipoil a
boro. Tbs Washington authorities having
failed lo get tho consent of eitbw McClellan
or Burnside to persevere in au advance whit
thijy regarded as certain destruction, have i
last pitched upon Hooker, who avows his wi
l?ngn?ss to-go anywhere-to the devil, if a
co?sary. If thc state of things among tl
iroops under hi.= command be anything like
? ha* been' rcprerented, ? Fighting Joe" wi
! ht.ve eomrt difficulty in bringing them, up 1
j the scratch.
I The London Times Defends Slavery o
Scnptural Grounds.
Let honoree given where it is due'. Thei
i is one branch nf the. Federal attack whic
I stands nobly pre-eminent amid the genen
disaster. It has never lost a day ; whenev?
summoned it hos marched to thc held an
overborne all opposition ; it has not abandoi
ei a gun, or left so much as a dead body o
a knapsack-not a druin or a trumpet on th
field. It bears a charmed life, and has nc
even suffered a wound-no, not even in it
self-esteem. It has never yet had to cxecut
a rapid movement to the rear, or to speni
months of inglorious and unhealthy inaction
The catastrophe that hurls back an army
staggers brave generals and drives a cabine
to its wits end, only rabies to a higher pitel
the moral confidence of these warriors. The;
assemble their forces, vrho imracdiatclyjpre
sent themselves . with unthinncd ranks nnc
unblanched brows. They are as ready fo
action as ever, and from inaccessible posilion
they discharge volleys which cannot even bi
replied lo. Could thc war be safely left ii
their hands there is no doubt of its speed;
and complete results, Air it is a war of exter
mutation which they wage. Thesis soldiers
without fear or reproach ure Messrs. Tyng
Cheever and Reacher, their colleagues nm
thc thousands who march under their bannen
to the -institute, the church, or conventicle
fl xs from the pulpit and the platform lha
they fulminai'., ovo' thfi North American con
finn,!. From this proud elevation they de
n"unce the shortcomings of the policy on?
the backsliding* of their cause. - They prc
dieted /hr ;>?>.. rs'*, which only confirm thei
own superior fidelity and good sense. Hat
Ihcy been attended to the war would now Iii
over. Tiiey preached the emancipation' o
every slave in the I'niori, not us a qualifi?e
futuro contingent me sure of policy, but a
sTrSiTmrrrrnt-T?Ufeiim , f-'uml^ri'vu |.i'iIUt?pV?pc
us carried into instant eTect. For this no
even arma were required. The South wouh
have done its own work. It would instant h
have passed through nu ordeal only secoue
io that-which shall one day change all things
lt would have beeu a wreck, a ruin, a waste
but from that levelled platform would ha\?
risen a new people, new institutions, in ?
word, nev/ Slates. Tho blasted and desola
ted region would indeed have been regel era
ted, lor Mr. Ifeccher undertakes, on behalf ol
himself and his a*??n:b!ed friends, to 6npplj
the physical resn::n:es necessary fir the pro
.*ps?. With abolition for their principle and
the war power'1 for their preternatural
agency, T h#?y had no G2)Jgiving aa to thh reault;
The reason why Lin.ijht ead his men had all
failed was, that the? wer;? not. thorbugh r-r.n
verts to abolition, end dM not pla"?* entire
confidence in " war power."
These gentlemen preach cot ?br an infalli
ble or an established church, for no aver,
church has yet . entured to hr> aa dogmatic
and positive on this p?"'in'. as ! hey are. . They
pc?pch with the Bible ia their hands. Iii thal
book there is not one singlo text that can
bc permitted to prove slavery unlawful, though
there is much which naturally tends to itt
mitigation, its elevation and its final extinc
tion. Tn thc New Testament we have an
epistle writ!od by thc man who rwpresents
thc last revealed phase and development of
the .Cospel, sent by the hand of a runaway
slave, who had sought a rcfugu v/ith the wri
' ter, to his lawful master, to the purport that
tho master uud his slave were to gut on bat
ter and do their duty to one another more
thoroughly for the future. The same writer
tells his recent converts that if they ore sJbtvcc
they must make tae best'of that condition,
and not try to escape jt, at least by any means
contrary to the lnwa of thc country. The
only po?-iblc doubt about tho exact meaning
of bis advice is, whether tho slaves are to re
fuse their liberty, even if it bc offered, or
whether they ar? merely to remain true to
their masters, even if chance presents the op
portunity of escape. The contest-which says
that a faithful and dutiful Christian slave be
comes the freedman of his heavenly master
clearly proves that a slave who refuses r<be
offer of freedom has a high Scriptural argu
ment for his choi :c. If it he enid that slew
ry is nt variance with tho spirit of the Gos
pel, KI also aro a good.many things which
are not yul laid under the ban of abolition,
or threatened with the 4i war power." Sump"' j
tuous fare, purple and fine- linen, weal tb,
ecclesiastical titles, unmarried clergy, goad
clerical incomes, and many other things ?re
contrary to the. spirit of the Cospel, or, at
least can be proved so as easily as slavery.
But the Roman Catholics have* just as much,
to say for any one of their peculiar doctrines
aa the abolitionists have for their one article
of a standing or falling community. Wheth
er the Confederates have done right to throw
off the Union is a distinct question, but they
cannot have a better defence than a procla
mation of war to the knife, a solemn invo
cation of the " war power" against every
slaveowner wk? still claims the duty of bis
Mr. Beecher may be quif.e sincere, and, to a
certain degree, consistent in bis doctriae that
slavery is" absolutely forbidden by the divine
law. The preachers of crusades against the
Turks ortho Alhigenses, Inquisitors and Icon
oclasts have ?ill been sincere in their turn.
There is hardly a doctrine which a man maj
not preach with sincerity, particularly if he
has spent all his lifo in preaching it, if his in
terest and reputation are staked in it, and he
has no occasion to scrutinize it very closely.
Ur. Beor her carno some years ago to this
country to. assist Mrs. Beecher Stowe in reap- i
ing her just harvest of fame. He told thc
crowd at TTillia* Booms that if they were con
sistent, they would leave off cotton, sugar and
tobacco. Of course he knew well enough
that of tho very comfortable looking people
before him not ono in a hundred would prac
tice any such denial. But it was eaey to lay
down the law, and it is not less cosy to preach
from Boston to New York the extermination
of the Southerners. If it is not too late for
these pulpit wan iors to adopt a line perfectly i
in accordance with Scriptare, and much more
j likely to-succeed than either their own de
I nominations or the Federal arms, kt them
preach the amelioration oj the negro.
Thc more sensible part of the world ia
convinced by this timo that Mrs. Beecher
Stowe sacrificed the rea!l interests of her cli
ent to the pleasure of writing a story for eve- !
ry body to read and admire. She wished to
excite tho interest and to arouse thc feelings
hy all the machinery in her power. Had sha
described the good slaveowner, and shown
what might be done within the regime, of
shivery, it might have roused a generous emu
lation in every Southern breast. Had she
j fcntpulotislv described, thing? ai they were,
none could have blamed her, aud truth would
have'muihi its way. As it if, she and her
equally impassioned but far less able and
brilliant relatives and friends have done ali
thev could to widen the chasm into which the
whole American community, 6lave and all,
j appear* to be falling headlong. It is difficult
to say whether their present language savor.
more of a fanatical faith in fheir own dogma
I or sheer desperation. They admit a blight
j on their arms. Thej even iuvest it with the
terrible character of a judgment for theeora
j.romise attempted With the slaveowning in
%n5fr -TIM tbc-mfcCx3gt?-h&s goa? A>rth,4and^
! every slave has been tdd that be will be uia
j ed by the North in .'his struggle fer personal
! freedom, the cannon of the North,-, sayi these
j reverend gentlemen, are unblessed and pow
j Th? " Open Sesame" of an absolute eman
! cipai ion is to open every door and break eve
j ry chain in the South, it is to open the eyes,
j aud at the same time paraiyzj the arm, of the
: slave owner aJ home, for lu; will s<v that i e
' must reroaiu tb*r? tu protect life and proper
ly. Till tki* J? done, sex Mr. Becher and
j his friend*, th? North is fcredoonied ti just
and utter defeat. Bet will the North *v*r
declara that slave j?rown muon, sngarasd to
bacc i ar? sn nhclai n thing, and rr.:??z not bf
: toucied cf or carried in Yankee ship'', or
j bought an>i sold with Yankee "money ? They
f will hej apt to say that rUy may as well l?je
i the litoa altogether aa ?o lose trade. Mr.
i Brechet ?nows this. f?> koflvA that av?? the
j Stripe* and Stars, are not ST gracions' e? iifn
; aud tho things thar make lifo ^.'?rasant in the
i mexcuntnV mind. Sn l?e kno*s that hi* dc*
! ettneiatioa of the Presidem'* itueivog pitier
? will have about the/ same eti'ecl as bia recoiu
j menc ation to the Ungi Uh readers of hvs sis
. ter? book to prove their sincerity by wear.'ng
1 nothing but wool oed linen, leaving otTcigarv
j and drinking i/ieir tea without sugar.
iTo-wiV- Talki,
i 'Tha New O ricana P4?a ffcU/^nd?.jr^j-iic
! occasionally.- J.-.sta? how hi uah** about wfms
u wc arc ;.oing to do -
i ThoMi)Mis*tppi i> io h? <"-i^cfd ajid'kept
open. Not only ia Jeff. l?avis to be cur. . ?T
! from itt* " trans-Mississippi dep?rtate?.'' but
: all the country i-i?mprUiiig that nepar tuieiir
'will v?rv soon 1>* tak>*it out of his .fia nd?,
j The.forces in the Weat and Soathwiss are
I fully Adequate to the work .before them.
..the ?tart- they have liia. iiarhcn;* Mrengtir
r which the yTf$?i?/e of recent and glorious riv
tories confer. This winter iuny see hard fight
I ing in the Southwest, but it will not pass
? without refrtorhuj to tho authorities of the
j Constitution, an immense tract of territory,-,
and severely punishing thousands of the trai
tor.! who have striven for national ruin,
j This now rebellions region is to be restored
I to prosperity by the progress of tbe Union
array. With the death of slavery, and the ?
vindication of the dignity of freedom and ia- j
bor, in all itu broad domain, a lifo such as1
the iBouth hail never seen will begin. The !
strength of freO labor ii to be demonstrated.
The elements and source of strife atid decsv
are tc give place to the means of solid wealth
-to vitality, intelligence and harmonious '
support of law. The Union will be then !
established upon an immovable basis. Each
day the prospects of the Union cause are
brighter. Lach day shows more clearly
the inevitable spproaoh of the ruin of the re
bellion. !
General Bush's official report of his ope
rations against General Bragg in Kentucky
has just been published. He rates- "the Con
federate force which invaded Kentucky" at
from 05,000 to 00,000 mes, which ii at least
2-3,000 ?hove tfca mark, Kc it a better wit*
noss as to his own strength. Ile saja on tba
subject : " The eileen ve force which advanced
on Perryville, os the 7th and fl tb. under my
command, vas s hom fifty-eight thousand
infantry, artillery and cavalry." . Gen. Bratrg
. bad i*ot a man over 10,000 in that "fight,
i Gen. Buell admits that he was out-ganeraled
! and deceived bj the Confederates in regard
to the retreat to Camber land Gap. General
B nell's report ia a strong vin di rat iori of Gen-,
: cral Braggs Kentucky campaign.
The editor of the Knoxville RrylfUx re
lates the following touching incident :
After the battle of Sharpuburg we passed
over aline of railroad in Central Georgia.
Tbe disabled e?ldiors from Gen. Lee's anny
were returniug to their homes. At every ata
tion the wives and daughters of the farmers
came on the cars and distributed food and
wines, and bandages among the ??ck and
wounded. We shall never forget how very
like an angel was a pretty liu!e girl ; how
blushingly and modestly she went to a great
rudp, bearded soldier, who liad carved.a
cnitch from a rough plank to repkee a lost .
leg ; bow thi1? Villa girl a?ked bira if he was
[ hungry, and how he ate like -a famished wolf,
i She asked if his wound was'peinfnl, and in a
j voice of soft, mellow axcenU, 4,"0au J do
nothing more for you ? I am sorry that you
are so badly burt ; have you a little daugh
ter, and won't abe cry when she sees yon?"
The rude soldier's heart was tonched, and
tears of love and gratitude filled his eye*.
He only answered, M I have three little chil
dren. God grant that they may bc such an
gels as yon." With an evident''effort he rr
.prcsscd a desire to kiss the fair brow of the
pretty little girl. He tonk ber little hand be
tween both his own, ?od bede her "good
bye, God l-'e^s you." Thw child viii ava?<
be a hatter woman Wau-* of the** lewona
j of practical god-like charity stamped ineHare
ably upon her yoting heart.
L'att^i A.\p MEssLns.*'-Ife copied from an
? exchange paper, a few days since, a.recipe
j sent from Eaglaod to a ?bipowner of Booton,
j Sioro copying it, we find the f?>llovriny com
j menis in th.* .Allanta Confederacy:
Digitalis ja large do?ei?, is pob?otyiUa; and
.when conlimi?u!" for any itfnelderable. length
[produce' all the syn^il^^
j dose. It is said to aetfrom cumulated powfr.
j Sulphide of zinc U an irritant poison,
j though it p.eldom proves fatal, from che Lut
; that it is a prompt vm^tlc, m\ will tono he
i ejected from the stomach if taken io poison- *'
j ou? doses.' A cont'iiued repetition of email
? quantities would eventually produce ita legit?- .
? mat? etfoSs, und death would be the final re- '
! snit ; ( uTfcloro it wonld not be pttident to fol
! low the direction by giving the remedy feyer
i ry ft^rnnd hour, uniil idt symptoms of ?ieeafe
j Where ji?r'?oiw ar?j disposed to e*cp?r4t?i?j:t
\ with r*m*d*t*, this on??, <,*ii(l<->u?dy t????J, will
; prri'fvli'f f.ii?w?-r mdi .? any.cither, %X\>i
.' nwv altVd relief ia many case*; but ha ?hw
! u.<fT> ll with the evpeetsiion ni e?H*c\lu#mcur?
i of fcuy r.f the diseases aaraed, will b* di/wp
j pointed. Ail the*(i ?svinea niait Lave time
j In git nell, and must.run their course. Th*y
.^inr.r.t l e cured;:
Aseriwr? < F WKX!?M,L PHILIP^.--.Mr.
' Train, hi a srxwh in Muaic Hali, Bostoa,
speaking of WendHl Philip-., ?aid : That di*
j tinguish^d Abolitionist' went to Charleatrw, Si.
Cy once before he waa very well known, and
put np at a hotel. He had break/set served
in fcis room, ai> l waa waited upon by a slaw.
[?a rmbraced the opportunity to represent to
; the neflP in a ver? pathetic way, that he was
a m&n/awi .* broth**, and more than Una
uu Ahriliii inl.t. The -n*gro s^Mued atore
anxious ?bruit vh<* .igjsakt'as; than Ive ra*
aban* li violation* sod coaditfoa. of hie
; sou', and ?lnaJ?y. 'io despair, ^?r. Philipa, or
! <kved him to go away,.saying that he opuld'ut
j beer bi he waite*! upon .hy adaVr. H Racine
! rae, uia.-?*." i&id tbe uegro, '.' mast sta? b?r>v
: catue f U'd re>spoa?Mbl? for the silver w^tW .
* N"noao HesMiAM.-rln a. Yankee raid on ii? .
a .\??wi.";ipB? river, these robbers tonk nfl' the
:.g^n of a nf prto man belonging in .^e-uaw
I if*? ry. The hoy wa* about"tea"years old.
I ?nd when Jenkins ascertained that his sou .
j waa ott .hoard t;.nTankee boats, he irume-ii
i atftjj r^p^ ired in the boat, foaming at the
? mouth Jik* %an enraged ti?rM\ He* weat on
I board, knife ir, and demandai hi? boy.
j " Give me back vm7 **V !" "claimed he, io
! thone terrible, fier*,1 toaOT' ttartteotnfy wifh
i fear all who hoar tb*1.' "?f 1 wiI1 <h?
; deck of tb? boat tflflk ?7 ?it? roar blood,
j Tou we nothing but ii i*\ ' * T{te fobb?n'
! plunderers, and I will ?f>''- the kel drop of
in.yblood but I will ha?e %>V Give
I him to me, or I will plunge tfly knife itt* th?,
heart of the first man I fjbeh.*' The Cap-'
tain of the boat, seeing th* deepest* deter
mination of Jenkins, told tb* soldteKi they
had better give np the boy, rx* same ut them
would be killed, and be waa grflen np? Hur
rah for J eakins ! He had previ o**ly resisted
all appeals to bim to desert his master, aod
he took hu boy back to his contentad boma
in triumph. He is one amongst a thapsaod. '
The ?teamer Antonia, Ihm Naano, loads?
with powder, was recently captured by tte
Fed?rala (|t!e cndcif^Ho| to m foto Xg,
hilf fcarber.
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