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The Attack un Charleston.
The Afei-cury of the 8th has tho following
account of the opening attack upon Charles
ton :
Atlast, the long prr.oil ?f doubt and delay
is at an end : at\d this goodly city, girdled
with the fiery circle of its batteries, stands
confronted with the most formidable Armada
that the hands of man have ever put afloat.
The first scene in the novel drama of -he
war, which, we trust, is to add new lustre to
the fame of Charleston, has closed. Let us
reader thanks to the Lord of Hosts that the
result, thus far has been one of proud tri
umph to our country. As yet, however, we
have but entered upon the ordeal. It ?ill
be for the next few days to tell the tale of
our sad disaster, or complete success.
In view of the reticence which (for realms
of military policy) has heretofore marked our
allusions to the presence of the ironclad fleet,
a review of the events of the week will not
be out of place. About noon on Sunday last
the first intelligence was flashed to the city
from Fort Sumter, that the turrets of the far
famed Monitor gunboats were looming up
against the southeastern horizon. During
the afternoon the entire fleet hove in sight.
Eight Monitors, besides the frigate Ironsides
and twenty . even wooden war vessels, took
up their position just beyond the bar. As
the news became bruited about ?he city,
very many of our non-comhstaht population
(previously incredulous of danger) made has
ty preparations to depart ; and every train
that has left the city since has gone heavily
lad?m with the eleventh-hour refugees and
their effects.
Sunday night passed quietly by. Monday
morning brought us reports of the movements
of transports up the Stono River, aud the
debarkation of a considerable force of Yanke*
troops on Cole's island. But throughout
Monday and Monday night, the armed fleet
held its position beyond tho bar. On Tues
day morning it was ob*erved that another
Monitor had arrived, making a force of no
lass than ten iron-clad vessels, including the
At 2 o'clock on Tuesday afterntxm, a din
patch from Fort Sumter announced that these
ten vessels had crossed the bar, and were
cautiously steaming inward-the foresto*!
one having at that time reached a point about
three thousar d yards from the Fort. The
next news was brought to us, an hour later,
by the dull detonation of the first gun from
Fort Moultrie, which was immediately an
swered by a heavy report and a cloud of
white smoke from the turret of ?ne of the
Monitors. At ten minutes after three, the'
enemy having come within range, Fort Sum
ter opened her batteries, and almost simul
taneously, the wh te smoke could be se*?n
pufiiing from the low sand hills of Morris
and Sullivan's Islands, indicating that the
Beauregard Battery on the left, and Battery
Wagner on the extreme right, had become
engaged. Five of the iron clads, forming
in line of battle in (rout of Fort Sumter, main
tained a very rapid return fire, occasionally
burling their 15 inch shot and shell against
Fort Moultrie and the minor batteries, but
all directing their chief efforts against the
east face of Fort Sumter. Gradually, but
visibly, the distance between the attacking
ves+el? and the F"rt was lessened, and as the
enemy drew ruarer the firing became hot
and almost continuous. ?
About half-post lour o'clock, the battle be- j
? - came fierce and central. ,Tbe scene at thal
bnnr, as viewed from the Battery promenade,
was truly grand. Battery Bee had now min
.Jtd the hoarse thunder of its guns ir. the
universal din, and the whole expanse of the
harbor entrmico, from Sullivan's Island to
Camming'* Point, became envel. ped in the
smoke and constant flashes of the conflict.
The ironclads kept constantly shifting their
position, but, whichever way they went, ?heir
ports, always turned towards the battlemerts
of Sumter, poured forth their terrible pro
jectiles against the walls of that famous.strong
hold. Ever and anon, as the huge shot were j
ricochetting towards the mark, thc waterway
dashed up in vast sheets of spray, towering
far above the parapet of the Kort, while the
wreaths of smoke constantly ascending from
the barbette guDS i.howe.d how actively the
artillerymen of th? post were discharging
their duties. In the foreground, our own
staunch little ironclads, the Palmetto State
and Chicora, could be seen steaming ener
getically up and down -their chosen fighting
l>OBition, evidently impatient to participate in
the fr?y.
(Jp to. this time the frigate Ironsides had
borne a very conspicuous part in the fight.
Her long hull lay at thc distance, apparently,
of a mile from our batteries, and her tre
mendous broadsides were more than once fitly
answered by broadsides from the Fort. It
soon .became apparent that she was unable to
stand the severe fire directed against her.
Steaming rapidly Sou.hward. she gave Fort
Sumter a few parting shots and withdrew
from the action. The Keokuk, a double
turretted Monitor, soon after followed her
example ; and before five o'clock the firing
had evidently begun to blacken. The remain
ing Mon'to?*> however, Rtill kept up the bom
bardment, and our lorts and bctteries replied
with undiminished alacrity. A^t quarter af
ter ?ve, p. m., the Monitors began to retire,
and at half-past five, the enemy fired the last
shot of the engagement.
Gratifying as were thc general results of
the fight, the late hour at which it. closed pre
cluded the possibility of our receiving the
full details from thc Forts. A dispatch from
Fort Sumter informs us that the ironsides
and Keokuk were both very roughly handled,
and retired seriously injured. The Keokuk
bad her flag ?hoi down, h?r boat shot away,
t bree holes in her smoke stack and u por
tion of her bow shot off. The practice of our
gunners was most creditable. Nearly every
shot struck some one of the ironclads, but
with what effect is not known. Fort Sum
ter was struck thirty-four limes, GAe br
our guns was dismounted, but otherwise the
Fort is in good condition. Fort Moultrie
was uninjured. The casualties at Fort Sum
ter were a drumer boy, named Ahrens,; mor
tally wounded; two men siverely Wounded,
and three others slight'y injured'. At Fort
Moultrie, one roan was accidentally hurt by
? fall from the flagstaff, on which he was re
placing our flag, which bad been shot away.
We learn that he afterwards died. Two small
houses on the back beach of Sullivan's Island
were demolished by the.cnetnj's fire.
After their withdrawal from the action, the
enemy's ironclads anchored off Morris Island
where they now lie. Many think that tilt
light will ce renewed at daybreak this mor
ning, but up to the lime at which we write
(3 a. m.) allis quiet. The reports we g? I
fruin ?ue Stono river say that, ike e'emv't
transports still remain in the stream. Doubt
Jess the Yankee generals intend, before van
turing upvti a land attack, to await the issue
of the struggle between their ships and otu
The Courier contains the following:
Jnformation received from mysterious sour
ces caused the General in command of thi
Di-1 riet to expect an snack at an carly day
And that intelligence received' confirmatioi
on Sunday morning. Gu that day lour Mon
itor?, the Ironside mid thirty ves.s- ls of vari
ona size", were seen off the bar. Four Moid
tor* and thirty-five wood -ri vessels Were ad
ded to the fleet em the following day ; thirty
five veaaels for tho moat part transports, ap
"p?ar?d in the Stono,-and the enemy landry! a
force of abont six thousand men on Coles'
and Battery Island. These facts, with other
indications, lead General Beauregard to count
upon an attack on Tuesday, and the exptcta
I lions of that sagacious and ^watchful General
' were realized.
The atmosphere early on Tuesday morning
j was misty, but as the day advanced the haze
j lightened, and the Monitors and the ironsides
I were seen lying efl" Morris' Island. Between
? two and tbree o'clock in tho afternoon a dis
patch from Col. Rhett, commaudant of. Fort
Sumter, informed General Beauregard that
five Monitors and the Ironsides were ap
proaching the Fort. The fleet were seen
rounding the point of Morris' Island, the Ke
okuk in the advance. When the double tur
reted monster, the most formidable of its
class, came within range. Fort Sumter opeued
upon her with a broadside. They kept on
their way and fortred in line of battle eff
the Fort at a distance of about two thousand
yards. ,?
At three p. m. the action was opened, by
Fort Mcullrie firing the first gun. Fort Sum
ter opened ten minutes later. Battery Bee,
Forts Wagner and Beauregard and the bat-,
tery at Cummins' Point also opened, firing
by battery*. The fleet fired Willi great rapidi
fy ; our fort* and batteries replied wiih spirit
and cingular accuracy. The Iron-idea took
position to tbe left of Fort Sumter, directing
all her guns at that furl, and throwing shells
it was manifest that the Ironsides was ap
pointed to teat the strength of the fort, whose
reduction was the inauguration of the terrif
ic contest noa' going on. Fort Sumter ac
knowledged the compliment of the preference
by pouring the contents of her biggest guns
into the aides of that pride of the Yankee
navy, und she was not treated with contempt
by the other forts and batteries.
About folly-five minutes after the engage
ment began, steam was seen issuing, in dense
volumes, frc tn the Ironsides, and she with
drew from tbe action, taking position to the
som h of Fott Sumter, but remaining a silent
spectator of the exciting scene. It is be
lieved she was'seriously damaged.
Tho firing from our Ports became more
and more accurate as thc engagement pro
ceeded. The shot and shell fell thickly in
the midst of ike hostile fleet, and the smoke
stacks) of every one cf them were struck sev
eral limes. Fort Sumter now appeared to be
the chief aim of all. the enemy's ironclads.
Thc Keokuk, a double tunetted ironclad,
and considered by the Yankees the tn03t for
midable of their terrible monsters, received
a large share of the attention^ from our gal
lant gunners. She occupied the post of hon
or, and in accordance with the custom of war,
t was m*de the post of danger. She paid
dearl}' for ker reputation, having been hit
several times. At about 0 o'clock, she follow
ed the example of the Ironsides, -wi with
drew, evidently seriously crippled.
The other Monitors continued the fight, till
forty-five minutes past five o'clock, when they
steamed away, and came to anchor oil' Mo'r
! ris. Island.
I During the battle a drummer b'w, named
Ahrens, was killed at Fort Sumter and five
men wounder!, two severely in tho kead, the
others slightly. - One man came to his death
from the falling of the fln<r-stoff of Fort
Moultrie. Two Houses on Sullir n's Island,
on the back beach, were struck, one of which
was'demolished. A shot passed through Fort
Col. Rhett was in command of Fori. Sum
ter, Col. Butler ol F?.rt Moultrie, Capt. Sit
?.'raves of Fort Beau reparu, Lieut. Col. Sim
kiim of Battery Bee, Maj. Huger of Battery
Wagner and Lieut. Lesesno, with a detach
ment from F-irt Sumter, of the Battery on
Cummins' Point.
Fort Sumter was hit thirty-four times, but
received rio damage.
We leam that six men belonging to Capt.
Mathew*' artillery company, stationed at Bit
tery Wagner, were" wounded. Two of t hes??
have since died. Two were very seriously
wounded, and ii was thought one would die
bef?te morning. The other two. including an
officer, was but slightly wounded.
The last gun wai fired by the enemy at
half past live p. rh.
Three ironc lads, one supposed to be the
Keokuk, were seen about six o'clock g dug
South, apparently in tow o? a large steamer.
The others were all outside the bar. The
Ironsides was struck in the feiern by a rilled
shot from Battery Wagner.
There was no casualties at. th? Cummins'
Point Battery.
The practice was admirable and reflects
great credit upon officers and men. All who
took part in thc battle performed their duties
i with ardor, skill and fidelity, Their behavior
I and the accuracy with which they used their
! guns assure us that they are sufficient for thc
j important work assigned them, - and furnish
j us with strong grounds upon which to bottom
I our hope of a decisive and glorious victory,
j When they come again and nearer, th? iron-.
! sheathei vessels will fare worse,
j It is expected the enemy will renew thc at
I tack to day.
Ceueral Beauregard to hi? Troops.
! ' CHARLESTON', S- G.. April 10, 1S?3. j
I [General Orders, No. ?? ]
1 The Commanding General is gratified to
: huvp to annpunpe to thc troops the following
I joint resolutions unanimously adopted by the
; Legislature cf the State of South Carolina:
" Resolved. That the General Assembly
1 reposes unbounded confidence in the ability
' and skill of the Commanding General of ibis
: Department, and the courage and patriotism
I'of bis brave soldiers, with the-blessing of
! God, to defend our beloved city, and to beat'
i back our vindictive foes,
j Resolved, That bis Excellency thc Gov
I ernor be instructed to communicate this res
1 olution to Gen. Beauregard."
Soldiers ! the eyes of your countrymen are
now turned upon you on the eve of the sec
ond anniversary of thc 13th of April, 18i?l,
when the sovereignty of ibe S.tato of South
Carolina!'was' triumphantly vindicated within
the harbor which we are now to defeud. Thc
happy issue of ibe action on the 7th instant
the stranded, riddled wreck of the iron-mail
ed Keokuk-her bafllod coadjutors, forced to
retire beyond the range of our gun.^-have
inspired confidence in the country that our
ultimate success will be complete. An in
estimably precious charge has been confided
to your keeping, wi*h every reliance on your
manhood and enduring oatriotiArq.
By command .of G ea. beauregard.
"(Signed) THOMAS Jenna*;
Chief of StefE
J.vo. M o TEY, A. A. G.
from Charleston.
CtURI.ROTON, April IO.-No change in th?
position of the enemy siupp ypatordav. All
is ii'iiet.
j The steamers JCmnvi and Anna, formerly of
I New Orleans and Galveston, arrived thia
? morning, from Nassau; with a cargo of m?r
I chaudir.?, including a largo quantity of Ha
i Yana sugars.
From .Tennessee.
CilATTAXocuA, April ll).-Nothing addi
tional from the Iront to day. Eighteen pris
oner* were captured near Franklin by Van
Dorn, and reached here to-nigh'. Parties
through thc lines report that Confederate pris
oners were liberated from their guards by thc
'citizens <d Mount Stirling, Indiana.
Burnside is at Louisville with twenty thous
and men.
. m
Speexal.car'e*pandrm'*?>fctJte PhiladilplAa Pr'**.
The Projected Attack upon Charleston.
HILTON- HEAD, March 2?,d, 1863.
When this letter reaches yon tho attn ck
; by mir entire fleet, upon the hot bed of the
j rebellion will have fairly commenced.
Tnere ra? be no harm now in giving you
j some ocoonnt. of the great preparations for
I the attack and investment, aud the cause of
the various delays.
The prime cause of thc delay of tho attack
on Charleston bas not been with thc army,
as many suppose, for it bas been said from
the highest authority that the troops have
been waiting tbe word from the Admiral ;
nor has the delay been caused by the weather
alone, but the presence in Charleston harbor
ol the torpedoes with which,it hos bees prov
ed, Monitors, unassisted, are unable to cope.
It will he granted by even the most san
guine of our "on to Charlestoners," that with
the "xperience of the Montauk staring Ad
rn. ? Dupont in the face, it would have been
criminal lolly to send Monitors unprepared
to meet what these arrangements are de
signed to overcome. The Monitors engaged
in this attack are a* folhws: The Passiic.
Capt. Drayton ; tho Patapsco, Capt. Aminen ;
the Weehnwken, Capt. Deans ; the Nahant,
Capt. J?'hn Rodgers; theCatskill^Cspt. Fair
fax, of Trent memory; thc Nnntasket, Capt.
Geo Rodgers, and the Montauk, Capt. Wei
den, the hero of iron-clad warfare, lt is but
fair to lemark that Capt. Worden, though it
dins been his lot to see rough experience with
Monitors is enthusiastic in his belief in their
efficacy. The Keokuk is a?80 bc oked fo r the
I ati'tir. In addition to thes? is the ironfrigate
New Ironsides, Com. Turner, which has
been the flag-shio of the Charlpston blocka
ding fleet for a month paM. Her armament
consists of fourteen Il-inch guns and two 200
pound rifles. From riding out one or two
gales of wind, it has been sufficiently proved
that the doubts- ol' her seaworthiness were
unfounded. The Wabash, with liar large
crew, 730 men, and heavy ar tinent, unfor
tunately draws too much water, 2.?? feet, to
cross the lnr, as'also the Powhitan, formerly
commanded by Com. Codon, and the Pawnep,
(called the blockade devil, last year by Se
cesh,) and will, therefore, remain to receive
tho ram, expected to attempt the recapture
of Port Royal during the absence of our iron
clad fleet.
The same correspondent, alluding to thc
delay in the attack upon Charleston, through
apprehension of torpedoes in the harbor,
says :
But Captain Frricsson, of New York, hus
devised a plan by which this difficulty is ob
viated, and has already gent down four of
these machines, three of which were lost in a
gale of wind, while thc remaining one, with
difficulty, the steamer Ericsson has safely to
wed into Port Royal harbor. It may be of
interest to describe the principle on which
these are constructed. An ir?n frame, float
ed WPfhe water's ede;e by iron spon^ons, is
pushed ahead of the Monitor as she runs in.
Ita length, from the bow of the Monitor, is
Irom 20 to '?0 ie..-t. An appcrture is tunde
next to thc vessel of the shape bf her bows,
intended to receive it. The breadth of the
"Obstruction Remover," as it is called, is
12 feet. From each side of the extremity a
strong iron btr or shaft runs down also 12
feet, thc Monitor drawing but from S to IU
feet water, thus rendering it impossible lor
any torpedoes over which this '. Obstruction
Remover" passes to injure the vessel. .
A number of iron bars are used, not only
to lorru a net work so us to either push for
ward or explode every torpedo less than
twelve feet under water, but also to strength
en and steady the masts. At thc bottom a
heavy tie-bar unties these two vertical rods,
np m which rests the percussion torpedo con
tattling seven hundred pounds of powder.
Above this is a hammer which catches in a
?pring so stiff as to require two men to set it,
but constructed so thut the ?ever, which pro
trudes in front, forming the handle or other
end of the hammer, will cause the spring to
give with little pressure. This is t? remove
?' piles." The experiments made upon this
machine in the Not th have demonstrated the
lad that ii. is a complete success, and au
amount of powder greater than has ever been
proposed for any torpedo caused no injury
to ihe vessel, and indeed did not disturb anv
of thc ties of' the- '"Obstruction Remover.','
It will h a readily seen that under no-circum
stances can any strain lie. given to thc Mon
itor j fdr, supposing the apparatus to be de
stroyed, as it floats independently of the
Monitor, supporting itself, tac worst that can
happen is its loss.
From Louisiana.
MOBILE, April"*!".-An o'timl dispatch
states that the enemy, lour hundred in num
ber, mostly contraband troops, lauded at l'^s
cagoula yesterday, and were attacked by our
cavalty, with a loss, on their side, of 15 killed.
Our loss was one Lieutenant and one private
slightly wounded.
The Tankow gunboat put back to Ship Is
land with the wounded.
Reinforcements have been sent to the scene
of action.
-A correspondent of* the Savannah JYC?W,
wrjting from Palatkn, Florida, March 31st,
gives the following account of a briiliant ex
ploit, resulting in th<i death of the famous
Ks**sas Jayhawker, Montgomery :
ta Friday, the 27th instant; Ihe large
transport steamer Ben DeFord landed at this
plicc, for the purpose of occupying the town.
A fine cavalry corps stationed here, under
command of Capt. J. J. Dickinson, met them
very handsomely. We fired upon them with
Enfield rill a, at a distance of about one hun
dred yards, killing and wounding a great
many, the notorious Colonel Montgomery
among the number. They immediately fled
to their boat, and did not return the lire un
til they were out in the Streets'. Jtiu almost
a miracle that \ye had only oiie man wounded
from the atnouut of shell aud grape thrown.
They retreated across the river, an j took on
board two companies of negroes v hom they
had there engtged in plundering and stealing.
They then steamed.oil' down the river, and
vre have not heard from them since. AV?
have just received a dispatch which states that
they nave burut Jacksonvilieaud leftthoriver.
FROM THE BAU.-Six Monitors and the
Ironsides were still inside- the bar up to
Thur?day evening j no material change hav*
ing been made in their positions
Another Nondescript or Yankee Devil
No. 2," having the appearance of a large raft,
about one hundred, and fifty feet long, with
masts and rigging, came up to the bar last
eveniug. Nothing positive could be ascer
tained as to its real character.
The smoke stack of the KookuV can be
plainly seen from the city above the water,
?iliout a, mile and a half from the beach. Sev
eral articles of furniture and other iflccui
from thc wreck have been washed ashore, al1,
more or lesi covered willi blood. They an;
in possession of our forces on Morris' Island,
It was also reported that the spy glass of tbo
wrecked Monitor had beni picked up and is
now in possession cf Col. Graham, command
ing on Morris' Island.
No special movements of the enemy wen
observable-Courier, 10th.
?JS- A meeting nf the citisens of Dallas eour.
ty, Ala., was held at ?elma, on Saturday lust, ti
tnko sumo action in regard to tho poor of tut
country. About $13,000 wore raisod on Ibo ocea
j . . Work?> Krayer. .y.. .....
" Work while it is doy. for the night cometh
I when no man can work."
Brothe-.r! he ye whom vu mar_
Snr.* nf inen I bid yon-prey;
Pray unceasing-pray with nvsrht ;
!'ruy in darkness-pray in light !
Life hath HI ill no hours !o ?pare_
Life is toil-and toil is prayer!'
Life is toil ! and all.that lives
Sacrifice of labor give*.
Water, "fire, air and earth, . "
Rost not, panse not, from their birth.
Seed, within tho fruitful ground,
Insects in the seas profound.
Bird and bee, and troe and flower,
Each h nth labor for its dower
Each thc mark of toil must wonr.
Toil yo, then ! for work ia prayer !
Student! in thy searching mind
Lo! tho key of Loaren thou'lt find:
Trim thy lamp, and burn thine oil
Through the midnight watches toil
Lay tbe soul's great secrets bure.
Labor! labor! work Ls prayer !
Patriot! toiling for thy kind,
Thou shalt break the chains that bind !
Shape thy thought and mould thy plun :
Toil for freedom ! toil fur man !
Sagely thiok, and boldly dare,
Labor! Labor! work is prayer!
Christian ! mund thee brothers stand
Pledge thy truth, und x?ve ihy hand :
Rabo the downcast-nervo tho weak !
Toil for good-for virlne speak !
Let'thy brethren be thy care
Labor ! lu bor ! .work, is prayer !
Pray ye all ! the night ^Iraws near,
Toil, while yet thc sky is elear ;
Toil, while evil round ye springs ;
Toil, while wrung its shadows flings ;
Pray in hope, nnd ne'er despair,
Toil ye! toil ye! work is pi ay or! . '
" A Fearful Portrait."
Under this ioipre^ive.'Lead the 'Philadel
phia Suuday Mercury publishes the fallow
ing extract from a letter of a rtaiT officer in
one of tbe brigades of Sherman's Division
nf the Anny of ?he'Southweet. It is written
in ca/np on the' Tallahatchie river, and the
writer, says tbe Merptry, was "decidedly op
posed to, and used ?fl his influence against ,
wbat he considered the absurd and suicidal
pulley of protecting rebel property.'' The JJ
letter says: ftl
1 believe the time has come when I am
a*bamed to acknowledge that I belong to the
Union ' army. Of all tbe disgraceful pro
ceeding's that I ever witnessed, I think what
I have teen on this march, Cap-; the climax.
Two-thirds of Sherman's anny is composed
of new troops from. Indiana, Illinois, and
Wisconsin, and they have come down here
willi the intention of burning and destroying,
and well are they carrying out their inten
tions. The whole line of our march is one
continued scens of destruction. Private dwell
ings burned, women and childrei. ?riven out
of their houses, nnd even the clothes stripped
from their backs, to say nothing of acts
committed by the soldiery wll'ch would al
most make the blackost hearted libertine
blush lor shaine. This very day I have wit
nessed scenes iront, which I turn with loath
ing and disgust. True, stringent orders have
been issued against ihese. excesses, but I fVar
they will do no good. The only sure remedy
is lor General Sherman to shoot, about a
dozen of these infernal rascals in thc presence
of bis whole division, but whether he will
resort to any such stringent measure romains
tu ba seen. I havo always blamed Union
Generals for guarding rsbel property, hut I
now see thc ncces.sity of it. Not ro much to
save the ptopr-rty, but our own safety de
mands if. Three weeks of such unbridled
license would ruin our army.
PA FEU QtF.ST?ox.-ltErerrirtg to the '. cotton
panic" in Macon, the Trleyraph ol' that city
says :
Cotton took a terrible fright in the Ma
con market on Saturday. The speculators
had lreen footballing it back and forth till I 0
tin y had kicked'it up to iorty odd cents I ht
a pound; but Saturday morning telegrams
came from Augusta to buy no more over a
maximum of twenty cents. This, you will
observe, led a somewhat broad margin be
tween buyers and holders, and tho result was
nothing done, nor was there any effort to
accommodate thc difference. Nobody want
ed to buy. From un object of foo fond and
caper pursuit, cotton suddenly sur.k into
universal disfavor.
" Tho causes of the sudden change were
numerous, but thc principal ones were, no
doubt, 1st. The . Confederate tax on colton
and other produce in the banda of specula
tive holders. The tax is ten per cent., or j E
say twenty dollars per bale. Another cause | r<
was the failure of ile one acre lill in the '
-Legislature. The crop of this year, under
the three acre law now in fur?'?, liberally con
strued as it will be in practice, will 'uroely
swell th? volume of this idle product, now
king useless and cumbersome i:i till the mar
ket towns of thc Slate.'
" Thus it will be seen that at the- moment
the paper makers tool; fright at the price of
cotton, a concatcution of ? vents has come to
their relief, and the old stop'o will probably
isubside quietly again in Fober habits and safe
prices. Indeed, we nhall not be surprised to
see it go very .low. Plauterj will be indisposed
to hold it at an annual tax. of five per cent.,
and speculators will not l.ke it much better
at ten."
Greeley, tho incomprehensible, has again
been coming out in favor of arbitration in
case the " Rebellion" is not crushed out in
ninety days, lie expresses his willingness, in
that event, to submit the whole controversj'
to the arbitration of 6ome neutral power, and
prefers Switzerland. Ile thinks that if the
South is not conquered in thrco months the
North ought to " acknowledge tbe corn"- ? |
this is his expression-aud abandon the con- 1 '
quest. These vievys he advauced, in a. letter
addressed, to Thurlow Weed, and published
by request.
TUE Oranittvillo Company will barter Cloth
for Persimmon Wood, suuud, and free from
knots. They will give 8 yards of 4-1 cloth for a
hundred feet board moasure. It must bc butt
cuts, and cut as olose to tho ground us posible,
and taken of!" below the limbs. It ijay he ti inch
es square and any ?ya ahoyo tbiit; not partioular
about loDgtbi. It uv'Ht be large enough to drtss
? ?n.'square or whatever it is tu measure.
33j feet of ? in. square will count 100 feo't.
15 " of 9 " 11 " ?? 100 41
8 " 4 in. of 12 ? " " 100 ?
WM. GREGG, Prai,
April 3 3t . ' *l
PaOli Cn. I, 7lh 8. C. negt., D. P. WEST, a
privat? of Co. t, "lb S. C. liegt, (a Conscript)
und native of Spartanburg Districts. C., (Camion
Store P. 0. hi.-? address.) about 21 years of ago,
5 leet, ? inche.ihigh, fair complexion, l recklo-faced,
blue eyes and auburn hair, having deserted said
Company, tho arrest and delivery of him to tho
same will bo rewarded according to tho provision
made in the act p isscd by Congress.
Lieut. Comd'g Co. I, 7th S. C. Regt.
April S Im U
AGARDNER of long experience and known
prosperity, none ncod apply unless he can
procura a certificate from tho Sherill' that he will
not receive Confed?rala nir ney, but spocio for u
dues; and he must also be punctual to all oblign
tioiis, even tn tho pound of fl .-sh were it the condi
tion of villi contract.
For further particulars apply to tho A. C. S. j
2d Regt. Artillery, S. C. V., ut James Island, B.C.
April ? U U '
HAVING occK^tcd tho Aeoncy of RU extensive
SALT WONKS. I will he able io furnish
j V|<T 'n lnr>;o KT smull <?iv>otiti'-s, aid will l>e
ri.vrrn? d by ?he lowest uiurkot price in Hamburg
ir Augusta.
S. E. BOWERS, Agent.
Kumburg, Mar 3Ur. ,^_ 3m 13
COLUUDIA. March 18, 186H.
"nrrHEREAS I am credibly informed that large
it quantities of provisions are being exported,
rom this State for the purpose of speculation, hy
saeon whereof the price of provisions bas been
inch enhanced, bi the great discomfort of th?
itizens of the State: and whereas tho (resent
upply is deemed important for the.subsistence of
be people and the so'diers of th? Confedcr'cv :
Now. therefor?. I. MILLEDGE C.BONHAM,
lovernor of South Carolina, by virnie of ibo
owcr vosted in me under the Constitution'of.this
Ute, do issuo this my proclamation,, and forbid
ll persons, for the space of thirty days from this
?to, from exporting beyond tho limits nf this
tate, any Snit, Bacon, Pork, Beef, Corn, Meal,
Pbent, Flour, Rice, Peas, Potatoes or other pro
isions of auy description whatsoever. The fol
iwing persons aro excepted, viz: Quartermasters,
omtnissark'S and other agents of the Confed?ralo
overnment purchasing provisions for the army,
ho must exhibit sutisf.ic.tory evidence of their
IBcial character and authority : persons from
(her Stateg.who purchase for their own private
se and consumption, nnd'not for resale, who shall
inke oath to that ?"ffert beforo tho next magistrate
revious to (!... rcinovn! of the articles purchased,
hieh oath the magistrate shall preserve and fur
iah lor the u.-e of the Solicit jr of the Circuit
tVn required ; n cen ts of counties, town?, corpo
itions and - Siddi rs' Roards of Relief of other
tates, who exhibit satisfactory pruof of their au
lority to purchase ' guru provisions in behalf ol'
?ch counties, towns, corporations ur Soldiers'
Darda of Relief, for public use or for distribution
; costs and charger, and not for resale or profit.
Salt made by non-residents and cargoes dnter
igour puris from abroad, aro niso excepted.
Any of said articlos that may so stopped in
mutin will bc confiscated to thc use of the S ta to.
It is enjoined upon all magistrates and uiiUtW
Beers, and u!l good citizens are appealed to, to
d in the* enforcement of this proclamation.
Given under my hand and tho seul of thc Stat"
v- at Columbia, this eighteenth day of March,
..p.] A. D. ono thousand eight hundred nnd
sixty-three. M. L. BONHAM.
Wu. R. HCKTT, Secretary of State,
March 25, >jt 12
Negroes Wanted.
rr YOUNG NEGKOES, and aro prepared
We have on hand a LIKELY WOMAN WITH
OUR CHILDREN which wo will bo pleased to
ill or exchange for oilier Negroes.
Jan 2S ._tf_ 4
?tate of South Carolina.
Frances Whitlock, applicant
John Whitlock and others ocf'is.
5Y an rder from the Ordinary, 1 shall proceed
to sc. *t Kdgefield C. H., on thc first Monday
May next, for Partition, the Real Es atc of
>hn Whitlock, deceased, consisting of a ti.-aot or
ireel of land, lying ?nd being in the District nnd
?ito aforesaid, containing one hundred and fifty
i.D) acres, more or less, adjoining lands of Joseph
ir caren gin, Moses Harris, Livid Burton, Julius
ay and others.
Term--On a credit unlil thc first day of Decem
ir next. The purchaser to give Bond, with good
eqrity, ar.d a Mortgage of the premise? to the
rdihary to secure the purchase money. Co-ts to
: paid in Cash. Tit'es extra.
L. JONES, sen.
April 6, ISM. -lt .14
?tate of South Carolina,
John M. Stidham, Applicant,
Ella Stidlnm. Alice Stidhnm. Ira Stid
ham, Jus. Stidham, ct a1, Defendants.
3Y an order from the Ordinary, I shat* pr-ococd
" to sell at Edgcfield C. IL, on tho urst Mon
ly in May next, fur Partiten, the Real Estate of
din f todbfiui, deceased, consisting of a tract or
ir?cl of land known na thc Robertson Dean Tract
ing and hoing in thc District and State aforesaid,
?mailling ono hundred and fifty-five (lAft) serra,
ero or less, adjoining land.-of Thcopliiloa Deatr,
ebert Bryan, George Free and others.
Terni*-On a credil until the first day of De
itnber next, Hie purchaser to givo Bond and
nod security, aud a Murlgago to the Ordinary to
icure the purchase luenrj-. Ooiis to he paid in
ish. Titlos u^ira. L. JONES, s z.n.
April ?, fag._4t_14
ft LL persons in anywise indebted to Lewis
JL Coleman, deceased, or to Coleman A Dean
ill please make payment tu the subscriber.
W. L. COLEMAN, Ex'or.
of the Estate of Lewis Coleman.
April 8 _ 4f_14
ft LL Persons indebted to the Estato of John C.
\. McCelvey, dee'd., are requested to pay the
uno without delay, and those having demands
gainst the same uro notified to rendir them in
r. perly attested. 1 J. P. MICKLER,
April 0 3l* 14
Y kind friends who mado accounts with Mr.
WM. SHEAR, of Aucusta. while I was do
g business for him, will piesse call and settle as
am responsible fur nil such accounts.
April fl _ 3t* _ 14
A LL persons having claims against thc Estate
of Willis Whittle, sr., dee'd., aro rofiuoQled
j proscnt them duly attested nccordiug to law.
S. CROUCH. J Atl ?"
Mar 4_ 3m* _/_9
Strayed* or Stolen,
PROM DR. J. L. LARGE'S Laboratory, near
Hamburg, S. C., list Sunday night, J2d" of
larou, two dark sorrel mare MU LBS, of medium
Izo. Any person finding tho above Mules will bo
iborslly rewarded by returning thom to the above
Hamburg, Mar 30 St- 13
rOST about tho 10th Maroh a Noto on Daniel
A Ouzts, calling for Ono hundred and seveoty
ive (I??) dollars, due the lat of January 1864,
lated 2d March 1 SCI. All porsons aro furcworncd
lot to trade for tho said Noto.
Mar 30 - 3t? 13
A LL persons having demands against the Es
tjft. lato of Moses Holston, dee'd.. are requested
lo present th tm properly attested to tho Subscri
tor, on or bc'oro the 6;h day of May next, and
ihoso indebted to said Estate are requested to pay
jp by that day, as a final settlement of said Es
tate will bc made in tho Ordinary's Office on thal
Mar ft . 8t 10
Rags Wanted.
sold for cash at the Advertiser ?VUCC.
Aug. 27 tf 34
^^esting to Teacher*.
Edge^idHriiii^lKstitHte !
IV MMmmi nf u,, tkHth of "ie lare prin(.u
UD^n^^"^S^?? ? GWALTSBV, IK1
rTu? embr?re? J" ?f^W tho centre
of tho? Villas, and within three-b*^ . . _d of
three Churche?. The IM PROVEM*^ ure all
new-erected ia lfifO. The Main Bu\U\n ^M
front of seventy-two feet, with handsoruts ^ujeij
columns. The centre has a depth of eighty ^
giving a HALL forty-two feot by sixty. Tb*^
are Rooms en- ugh for School purpofes. for th?
Principal's family, and for Twenty Boarders.
Tile pinn cont?mplales th'> addition of Wings
should it be found u?-cessury.
Edgelield Village is near tho centre of one of
the largest und wi-allbiejt Districts in the State,
and oilers many inducements to thc enterprising
Teacher. As thero is nu other School of the kind
in the District, it is confidently believed thai this
will continue to receive ample patronage, if under
proper management. The lute Dr. WM. B. Jon.N
soK was very successful here, as a Teacher, fur
more than twenty years.
There hus been no cewation of the School. The
undersigned will continue its management for bis
brother's family lill next duly. He will be du.I
tn send Catalogues to those wishing information,
or t" correspond ?irh rooxe who may dunira to
purchase or rent. Address . _.
.. Edge?eld, S. C.
Feb ll _3t '_
WE have bought fae entire interest of ihe
former Proprietor, Mr. JOHN L. HAR
and intend to keep R first rluss House.
Augusta, Ha-., Feb ll) ?Un ft
150 Broad Sf., Augusta, Ga?, ;
(riven to the Ropairiog of WATCHES,
CLUCKS and JEWELRY. Every effort will be
made to keep up my exrontdve Stock of
To suit every detect of vision.
The balance of my Stock of CLOCKS, FANCY'
GOODS, PLATED WARE, ic, will be sold low
Augusta, J-rn 20 _tf_S_
Attention All !
TUB Subscribers having bought tho HAM
desire through thore columns to return thanks to
the public for the liberal patronage thus far bes
towed on them. They pledge themselves aa soon
as the time* will jusdiy it, tu relay the Road, and
give yon a Hoad wor'by of travel. In order to
du this they t-xpect all those who use the Road to
pay toll. Tho privilege!? given to persons through
whose lund tho Hoad runs ar? hereby withdrawn.
They will expect ail to pay who use the Road.
They will mako terms reasonable
Persona travelling the Rudd from the Pine
House to Gratiiteville, will pay toll at Julius
Day's; and those using tho Roud below the Toll
Gate can make arrangement? by the year. They
would lie lilac) fur every ono to Teel Ic to his inte
resi to use the Road. But Ihej are not willing for
iliU to bo dune without pay. und with a generous
nsdstanro from the poople. they will cjuvinre the
A'lrcrtiiitr't Devil that the H. A E. P. K. is no
humbug. JULIUS DAY,
Mar 30 4t . 13
HAVING purchased of the Administrator the
interest ol'C. W. HODGES, dee'd., iu the
arm ol' C. W. A J. B. HODGES, I ?ill continue
the lusinesi iu my own name, and hope hy strict
attention to the wants of the poople to merit their
patronatt, I will endeavor te. keep up as com
plet" a ?tock nf DKUOS, MEDICINES, Ac. ?a
these blockade-tiiiK s will allow, and will sell as
low a? I can possibly afford,
As ibe Administrator wishes to clo?c tho Estate
of C. W. Hodge*, dee'd., it is particularly request
ed Illili all Indebted to the firm of C. W. A J. B.
HODGES will call on ibo Subscriber and settlo
forthwith. J. B. HODGES.
Edgefirbl. S. C., Jan 21_tf 3
Tax Collector's Notice.
?WILL attend at tho times and places herein
after mentioned to collect tho State and Dis
trict Tax f"T the year commencing the first day
of October, 1882:
Mrs. Gibson's, Thursday? l?th Apj'd.
Mt. Widing, Friday, 17ih "
M>?'?or^ ' Saturday, 18th "
John Jennings", Same ovetdng 3 o'clock.
Ri.-h-irdson's, Monday, 20th "
Iluiot's Store, Tuesday, 21st "
Porty's, Wednesday, 22d "
Chapman's Store. Tbursd-y, 23d "
Tsham Culbreath's, Sumo evening, 3 o'clock.
HHltawanu'or'.i Sion', Friday, 24th "
Allen Kemp's, Snurday, 25th "
RountreeV StCJu, Monday, 27th "
Sbattevficldi Tuesday, 2Stb "
Liberty Hill, Wednesday, 29th ?
Whito House, Thursday, Suth ??
J. M. Tnlhert's, Friday, 1st May,
Pleasant Lane, Saturday,- 2d "
John Chealbam's, Monday, 4th "
Red Hill, Tuesday, 5th ?
Md ward Howled, Wednesday, 6th "
Woodlawn P. 0-, Thursday, 7lh "
A. Morgan's, Friday, 8th- "
Hamburg, ? Saturday, ?th "
Whitcmau's S. H. Montey, 11th "
Collier'*, Tuesday, lit h .?
Edgofield C. H., Wcilnc8day,13ih ??.
.. .? Thursday, 14th "
Dom's Mills, Friday, 15th "
J S. Smyly's, . Saturday, 16th "
After which time my books will close for the
present year.
Tax J?ayers must make their returns in the time
above named or they will bo subject to double tax.
Freo Negroes not now nor having heen in the
Confederate service a,re subject to Tax,-those
from th? ages ol' 15 to .'i0 years.
Tux Payers are hereby notified that the Con
federate Bills of the Hoycr 4 Ludwig plate, dated
September 2d, l?-GI,?>t* tho donoiuinaiion of $20,
S.')0 and $11)0, will not bc taken for Taxes, as they
were called in last year, and the plate haviug
benn counterfeited there is ?om? discount on tho
genuine bills unles? retnrned to tue proper au
thorities. Other Confederate money will bo good
for Taxes. THEO. DEAN, T.c* n.
Mar 17 tf H
(have now on hand a largo Stock of BED
ROOM FURNITURE, in Sets of from 8 to
12 nieces, Mahogany, Enameled and Fancy Paint
ed A small lot of PARLOR FURNITURE.
CHAIRS, a few MATTRASSES, and all anieles
uduallv kout iu the Furniture line, most of
And will be sold low for good paper when the
cash is not convenient,
Burial Oases!
I ksep constantly OH A fnll stock, of Mabognay
Octagon Lcd COFFINS; Also, Covered Raise Led
COFFINS, plnin but neatly trimmed, at $20.
Us-3 of Hearse S5 per day, or trip not over a day.
I w ill continue to keop a supply on band ready
for delivery. J. M. WITT.
MarlO tf 10
, STHAW, as little broken Up as
(.uasible. not machino thre.'hed, suitable for Rims
of heavy Artillery and Transportation Harness
Collars, for which the- highest market price will
be paid by JESSUP A HATCH,
Augusta, (la.
Mar IO_T
* Notice.
ALL persons having demands ngainst tho Es
tate of Williani E. Middleton, dee'd., are re
? (lunated to preoent them to the undersigned, and
, GUIM indebted to paid Estate are requested to
I miiko inmediate payment.
I Mar 4 " ' l}nt*.. 5
- . -. JLL^^i^P^a^.^'*- - ? "T.
*. For Hfaeritf. , ,^ ^
KAT RAMY,, Sr. ff | * fonft
T. H. OLA Kr?,
For Tax Cpl lee tor. ...
C. M. MAY, *
BERRY HORNE. . ' ~ . '
. i..,. [?ii (J
M For Clerk.
JAtJvap^ (joVAR.
Medicav Notice.
J. K CKim^, Wtt.?a to Pr
ie vicinity. Residence next toV^'ri' 'o'
F-dgefieiu'e: H~ 1? el. 10 ~
Dentistry !
R. H.' PAUKER will be bl Ma"fj"
_ regularly each day during sale-day w<x?;
ut after then he will . nly be thor? occasionally',
s his Professional engagements throughout lu*
??strict demand mach of hil attention:
C^* Maring ta pay the highest Cash prices f?.r
?entistry materials, ha will hereaRer work OWLY
OR CAPH. ' .
Sept 10 - . : ... -_ tf . M
rQE Subscriber offers foi sale privately thu
.-.linings, dee'd., iu Edgefield District, con?jniag
Unite on Stevens' Creek, orr the Road '.leading
om Augusta to. Calhoun's Mills, 28 miles from
ugusta, and bounded by lands of Dr. J.J. Can
idtce, Mrs. Cartledge. C. L. Blair and others.
There are on the b?a>e a comfortable' Dwelling
louse and all necessary outbuildings. There are
.-venty-livo acres of good butt.m laod, and ?thirty
eros of lund sown in Wheat, and about forty In
nts. The plaoe is well watered and timbered and
in a high state bf cultivation. ,* "
If a purchaser - an he' found 'soon';' ? will sell
iib the place Seventy-five" Head of Sheep, clock
f Cattle. Xe. . r. ' <
Dr. J. J. Cartledge or the Sub.criber will take
leasure in shu-vi tit? the pluoe tn any one UciLrous
f purchasing an excellent plantation. .'
^arTerms easy.
W. D. JENNINGS; Ex'or.'
Mar 4 . . ' tf ; 1 9
Jtate of South Carolina,
J. D. R. Miller. Adm'or Applicant, ") \ .
v?. iiii ?..'?djj .
Henry Miller and others. 'Defendants, j
iXTHEREAS, J. D. R. Miller. Administrator ut
Y Y the Estate of Eliiabeth F., Milier,, dee'd.,
ns applied to me, by petition in writing, praying
tat a |>art of the prueeee}e of the Real JRstate of
ie said Elizabeth F. Miller, deo'd.. may1 be paid
re? to bim, to satisfy debts'agalnit ?aid Kst-.it?- ;
id it appearing to my satisfaction that flfon MU
r and tho children .ot Nancy McCarty, deceased,
lames uuknown,) D?fendants iii this case, rexide
.<yond tho limlis of'tbia r?tate. They are there
re required In aptaw at (he Court of Ordinaiy
i be holden at Edgtfleld C. H., for Edgeiield Dls
ict, on Saturday the 23d May, A D., 18(13, to
low cause, if any they can, why a portion of t?ie
roceeds of thc sale of the Real Estate of El isa
ith F. Miller, dee'd., auld by me for Partition
id division, should not be paid over to the ?aid
D. R. Miller, Administrator, to liquidate the
sbts against said Estate, or their consent to the
ime will he entered of record.
Given under my hand and seal, thia the 23d
ty of February, A. D. D303.
W. F. 1> UK IS OK, 9. E. D.
Feb 23, 1683._ 8m'_*_
.tate of South Carolina
lias C. Robertson, G tptrdiarj. ot }
Nancy Robertson and others, Citation for
vd ,- Settlement
?lin P. Self and his sureties, W. 'j and AceL
D. Jenuings and John Elkins. J i
)N hearing the Petition in the above ease, It
ii ordered that the aforesaid Defendaulsdo
>pear ia tho Court of Ordinary for Rdgefield
?strict, on the 2Qtb April next, to account for
cir Guardianship of the above minors. A set
smont and Decree will be made that day for th?
count due the said minors. '
W. F.'DURISOR, o. a.-?
Jan 19, 18*3. Sm- j_5
VCK CH EAT H A.H will stand the emu
J mg SPRING SEASON at Edgefield 0. H.
a Mondays, Tuesday;, Wednesdays and Thurs
?ys.-at Harmon Pullman's the remainder of
if week. He will commence his Season first of
tbra try and end <he 10th day of Juno. He will
.mai l at his Sisile uutil first of March-alter
nit time he will alternat*.
Twenty-five Dollars will be charged for tba
eason. I do not desire him to go to more than
jvouty-flve Mares:
His pedigree is known to the breeders in Edgt
eld. THO. G. BACON.
Feb 3 3m? 5
LL Persons indebted to the Estate of George
_ Kershaw, dee'd., ?re reqneatod t? make pay
?ent forthwith, and those having demands against
aid Estate are required to present them, properly
tiested, on or before the day of May. J863, as a
nal settlement on that Estate will be made OB
bat day, in the Ordinary's Office.
D. A. BODDIE, Adm'or.
Apr 23_ ly? IA
? LL persons Indebted to the Estate of Jame?
3L C. Henderson, dee'd., are requested to make
luyment by the 1st day of October, 1868, and
bose having demands against said Estate are re
heated to present them forthwith, as I desire to
uake a final settlement on that day.
L. COKLEY, Adm'r.
Ort 1, 1862. ly_r '*?
A LL persons indebted to tho Estate of John BL
na. Uwaltney, deo'd., are requested to make p?y
uont as ear y as possible.- Thom) h*v?ng claim?
igainst the Estate will present them, properly
ittostcd, to Dr. A. G. Teague, my authorized
i-ont, LUCY GWALTNEY, Ex'or.
?Dee 8. 1862._. . ' ly 4tL
Estray Notice.
]ROLLED before me by Wm. J. Milker, Esq.,
ontho2lsi Jan'y, 1863, one BAY HORSE,
ppraisod at 160, is ubout 15 or 16 years old-tu
ten up at the 8 mile House,
R, L. GENTRY, M .S. ?.
Hamburg, 8. C., Jan 21, 1663. Iro4m 4
Administrator's Notice.
IAM prepared to lettie ii) demands fJ|?ip??ttl>*i
eetate of 8, Broadwater, dre'di Thoiebartai
detnaodi will ple&w prmnt ?fiMkrMW'.v.
U, Ti WRIGHT) Ad??.
Mar U | . 8t_
NOTICE. . . t
ALL persons having eialms kgalhsl the Kilala
of Dr. J. Harwood Bnrt* dee'd., are notitted
to prescht them, pro|>erly attested, as the under
signed is prepared to pay !the same. Those in
dobted to said Estate are requested to ?ettie prompt
ly. W. M. BURT, Ex or.
?tan 21_tf_?_
Notice to Creditors.
John E. Harris, et al, 1 Bill forP?rtir?B,
vs (Aeeount, Settle
G. A. Addison. k ment, Ae.
W. G. Harria, Ex'ora et aK } -, ; j.- .v,
BY Virtue oi ?.a .ender ol the Conn in tai?
ctvytse^ all persons having demands against
tue Trust Estate of Wm. Harri*, deo'd:, are re
uuircd to present ?nd jsrove their-demands*efore
ne on or boforo 1he 15th. ;d?y- of:M?y or
ebo payiuen? o? ?keir d? manda wjH be barred.
v ' Z. W. (?ARWILK, c,K.^.r..
M?? ?, 1S63. ; _ W* lft

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