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The Soldier"* ??rr-rtrn of Home*
The battle fun ?rio iii? victory won,
A gallant pcpioirec,
And mino thu p?uuit of ' w"ll done/
The soldier's legacy
At home I sword end belt resign,
?While yet my years are young,
And now the warrior's fame ia mine,
His praise is on each tongue.
Tho march of many a weary day,
The cold of many a night,
My locks have given a tinge of gray,
And made mine eye less bright;
But still within my* bosom burns,
The same Promethean fire,
And bJll my heart oppression spurns;
As in its first desire.
Tho watoh-dog meets me at the gate,
With kind familiar luok,
And hearts*with joy my coming wait,
That sad my parting took ;
Each scene to view ss fresh appears,
As when in memory set ; .
The charm .life gave to other years,
Hero sweetly lingers yet.
My native land I hail onco rr.ore,
With light and welcome breast,
The paths in yontb, I wandered o'erj
By mo again aro pressed ;
Thc meadow, field, the plain, tho hill,
Grow in the light of eve,
And on yon stream the olden mill,
Still loves its song to weavo.
One chair I soe is vacant now,
That was not so before,
One shade more added to my brow,
To life ono grief thc more;
A liitle boy of tender years.
Scarce in hts blossom }.:'._.,
Looks up so strangely when he hears
Me call his mother " wife."
Oh ! dcarost ono, of all most dear,
Her love is still the s:imc ;
The absence nf each weary year,
But closer links her name ;
lier eye that knows hut ono fixed light,
Her lip butane sweol tmiie,
On mino are ?et ns with delight,
I clasp her form thu while.
No m'>re at morn fr ito sleep I wake,
To hear the bujrle S'tiiud :
X'i more will wur'.? wild summons break,
My dreams nf bliss profound;1
The birds f irlnejwill /wri-tly sing,
>Vr mu thu iambk ns play,
And every dawn fresh promise bring,
Ci still a brighter day.
Peace, like an angel's wiug wilt spreud,
OVr al! our happy hind, '
And bivo uer gentle spirit shed,
Dpu& my little b'ind ;
I tics t with the'love of wifo and child,
Will he uiy Kden bower,
And thus the cares of life beguiled,
Will p?vj8 euch Heeling butin
Bu? ob ! the circle is not filled
On* little fi iwe-r most (Mir,
ty the ru io breath of wint-.-r chilled,
N?>w blooms in softer ?ir;
One bright star iu our in .ruing sky.
That was too puru fur earth,
Now glides a chosen sphere ou high,
To which assigned ?ruin birth.
One little fae-. I lonvcd to greet,
Beams in our lu.mc no more,
A voice that was so ei.fi and sweet,
Is silent at the door ;
One little mound the muro is penn,
Out in tho church yard shmle,
And o'er the ?pot an cvergreeu,
By loving hands i-< laid.
Moxrooitsar, ALA., February, 1*63.
Pinces of Note in mississippi.
Jackson, the capital of Mississippi, con
tains about 10,000 inhabitants, and is situa
ted on Pearl River, rbout forty-six miles east
of Vicksburg, and about two hundred m'les
rorth of New Orleans The Southern Mis
sissippi Railroad, from Vicksburg to Meridian,
Miss., and the New Orleans. Jack on and
Great Northern Railroad to Memphis and
the North cross each other at Jackson.
Vicksburg is situated on elevated, uneven
ground on the east bank of th?? Mississippi,
about forty-six miles west of Jackson, and.
by the course of the river, about lour hundred
miles from New Orleans. Railroads are ;
projected and partly completed to Shreveport, j
in Louriana, on the west, and to Selma. Ala.,
on the east. The latter road (Southern Mis- j
sissippi) crosses the New Orleans, Jackson
and Northern Railroad at Jackson, aud the
Mobile and Ohio Railroad at Meridian, Mis
Meridian is a small piace, 134 miles wes?
of north of Mobile, situated on thc Mobile
and Ohio Railroad, where it is crossed hythe
Southern Mississippi from Vicksburg to Sei
ma. It is about 140 tnilea ea^t from Vicks
burg, and 94 miles east from Jackson.
Grenada is situated at the head of steam- 1
boat navigation on the Yalabu>ha River, one ?
of thc tributaries of the Y az-JO, and 113
miles north by east of Jackson, on thc New ?
Orleans Jackson and Northern Railroad.
Canton is a flourishing town in Madison .
county. Miss., of which it is the county site, i
It is situated on the New Orleans, Jackson j
and Northern Railroad, about twenty-five ,
miles northeast of Jackson.
Raymond is a village about sixteen miles j
soHtbwest of Jackson, and about eight milps
sooth of the tiorrtbern Mississippi Railroad, j
with wb>'ch it is connected by a branch' road, 1
jfriq about the same' d-r.tance from'the 'New j
Orleans, Jackson and Northern Railroad.'
' ' Okolona is a smill town in Mississippi, on I
the Mobile and Ohio R-itlroa 1, al), ut ITU
miles north northrast from Jackson, and
about 73 a little i Orthofens: of G ton ida,
and 20'0 miles, by the raHrond, from Mobile,
and GI miles sou'h of Co.-imh. At pr?sent
the cars on the Mobile an I Ohio Railroad do
rot run beyond Okolona.
Grand Gulf isa miall (own on the east
tank of the Mississippi River, two miles be
lo-./the mouth ol the Bg Bjack, and about
G(f mile* ?oitthwest af .Jackson.
Port Gibson isa fl Jiirisbiiig town on the
Bayou Pierre, a small stream which enters
the Mississippi ab-.ut le i tilde;) below the I
Big Black, and is situ tted about "8 mil???
from the month of the Bivou, about 10 miles
southwest from Grand Gull and t?5 miles
southwest from Jackson.
Port Hu?hH)ti is a UJXII of sotq? i ttportanue
in the parish of K.aSt b'eiiciana, I/t., and is
situated on the ea>t bink of thc M'.s-?-sip|>:,
l?? miles above New Orleans, a -d about 2-J >
below Vicksburg, by the c-mr-e of tho river,
and is distant ab >ut 13(1 miles southwest of
Jucknon by land.
hiton Rouge is the capital of L-misian*,
titia'edoii the east bntik ?>i tba Miss sMppi,
25 miles below Port llud?ou by the course
of the river.
Peat I R.vcr rise.s in tho Northern central
part ol Mississippi, and flowing in a southerly
direct]'un past Jackson, a d?sunco of 250
miles, passes through Lake BVxgne into the
Gulf Of M"X?'0.
Yazco River ts a deep, narrow, sluggish
stream, 290 miles lone fruin the junction of
the Tallahatchie and Yallabu<ha (which f?>nn,
tl) to,its rm.nth on the Mississippi, ubunt 12
railes alcove Vicksburg. In navigable quali
ties, it is said to be .unsurpassed bj any river
of tts size.
Yalabusba River rises a little to the west
ward of Okalona, and pursuing a westward
course, unites at Lefioie with the Tallahatchie
and forms the Yaz->o. lu the winter it is
navigable by steamboats to Grenada on the
N. 0., Jackson.and Northern railroad, adis
taree of ninety milos.
Tallahatchie River rises in the extreme
Northern middle part of the State, and run
tiing first a southeast and then southerly di
ruction forms a junction with the Yulabusha
at Leflore, about 100 miles by land, north of
Jackson, and forming the Yazoo. Its length
is about 250 miles, aud it is navigable to the
mouth of theColdwater Creek, a distance of
100 mile?.
Sunfiowpr River is a small stream rising
.near the Mississippi river, and after flowine
about 250 miles enters the Yazoo about 75
miles from ita mouth.
Ric Black River rises in Northern Central
Mississippi, (in Choctaw county,) and flowing
about '?00 tulles in a southwesterly direction,
passing between Jackson and Vicksburg,
empties into the Miasis-ippi river two miles
above Graud Guli'.-Atlanta Commonwealth.
A Difference.
Subjoined are extracta from three of the
leading papers of New York city, as they ap
peared in the Spring of 1861. The reader
will notice a mai ked difference between the
extracts and such as may have met his view
of late, fruin the same sheets. Inslead of
three months, three yenrs will soon have
elapsed, and yet tlie '* rebellion" ns stronger
now than it was then. Just hold your breath
now, and read what follows:
(From the York Tribuno.)
" Tl'ey come, they come, the warrior braves
of the North, with mudsills edged with steel !
Mirk this, ye traitors of the pJm and pine !
M irk this, sluveucrats, aristocrats, and kid
?iaj pers of human freedom ; the Northmen
come like the wings of the wind ! In three
Uti le-'months-taree brief sunny months of
spring-from a faint white cloud which shall
be s* en hovering over the South, will be vis
tble the black-Soul of the Soulhern Confed
eracy, going up to the God who punches
guilt and treason. Mark it ! Take it to your
heart ol hearts ! Like some hideous night
mare your uivatn ol utopian, aristocratic life,
shall go our, it may be in blood-surely in
disaster and disgrace."
(From the New York-Herald.
u Our brothers nf the seceded States" had
best act wisely, if they would act well. N .
one in the Nor'h anticipates a longer war
linn one or three, or at blithest six months.
At the end ot 11uir period we aboil, in all
human probability, beh.ild the carcases of the
Confederate States hung from the dome ol
i lie Capital at Washington, with Davis and
Stephens on each. stile uf it, ins; ead'.of the
living and triumphant folds of the Confede
rate ling. We submit the case to the rebel
War Department, it is not yet too late. A
li'tle grace, a little patience, anti a great deal
of mercy, await the return and repentance ol
(Prom the New York Herald.)
The war will end by the 4th of July. One
column of 50,01)0 men to Richmond. Anoth
er column of50,000 men to the heart of the
valley of the Mississippi by Cairo. Still
another column into Tennessee and Alaba
ma, via Kentucky, starting from Louisville.
A Gulf squadron at New Orleans. An otean
lleet lHi?reCharluslmi. Thus, in three muitl's,
the anaconda ?comph-te, treas n is squelched
rebellion crushed, luw re-established, ordei
reMorod, th-: Cn on reigns, and the .-tin
and stripes float again in'triumph u'er the
" laud ol' the free und the home of the bravo."
ISot%- Straggler.
On the morning a'ter the groat battle of
Mauassn-i Plaina Sergeant-, ol'Co. A,
lGth Mississippi Regiment, being barefooted,
struggled off from bis command, IraferMiig
tue battle-held in pursuit of a pair of shoes
which some frightened Yankee, might bave
thrown away in bis lli.'ht. Atter looking fur
a lon/ Lime in vain, heat last saw a pretty
gu'jj pair on the pedal extremities of a dead
Yank'-e. He sat down at the feet of the dead
Yankee, pulled off hts shoes and put them on
bin own !eet. Aomir.ng the fit and cumpl?
men ting himself upon this addition tu his
marching abilities, mid with knapsack on hie*
back and gun in hand, was about starting to
over.ake his regiment, when ho observed
coming towards bun a small squadron ol
cavalry, all of whom, as it was drizzling rain,
were wrapped io their large rubber or oil
cloth overcoats. lt will be rememberel that
the ci val ry are frequently assigned to the du
ty of picking up the stragglers, and hence
there is no good feeling between tbe infantry
and cavalry. As they approached Sergeant
-. the foremu?t one asked ; ,c What are
you doing here, sir, away from your com
mand ?"
" Thats none of your business," answered
the Sergeant.
'.You are a straggler, and deserve the
severest punishment.''
" It's a lie, sir--I um not a straggler-I
only left my regiment a few minutes ago,
to hunt mea piirof shoes. I went all through
the tight yesterday, and that's more than you
ctn say-for where were you yesterday when
Gen. Stuart wanted your cavalry to charge
the Yankees after we put 'em running? You
were .lying back in the pine thickets and
couldn't oe found ; but to day when there's
no danger, 3'ou come "^ut aud charge other
men with straggling."
The cavalry man, instead of getting mad,
seemed to enjoy this raking over from tho
plucky little Sergeant, aud as he rode ou,
laughed heartily at it. As the squadron was
filing nearly past the Sergeant, one of them
remarked ; h Do you know who you are talk
ing'to;;:' : -
'' Yes-to a cowardly Virginia cavalry
man." ?I I' i :
" No sjr-that's Gen. Lee."
" What ?" ."
" Ai.d his staff.''
" Ttundeiatioo !" With this exclamation
the Sergeant pulled elf his hat, an 1 readjust
ing it ov :v bis eye3, struck a double quick on
the straitest line (or his regiment.-Paul
ding Clanon.
^ USE?L'L LIFS. OB NOMI.-An eminent
divine, suffering under chro'r:c disease, con
sulted throe physicians, wh > declore.d, on be
ing questioned by the sick man, that, bia di?
?-ii-e wi.uld bo followed by death in a shorter
tv lunger time, according to the(nunner in
which he lived ; hut they unanimously advis
ed him to give up his otlice, because in his
situation, mental agitation would bs fatal tu
bii|). ,l Jf J give myself to repose," inquired
1 he divine,'Miow T'mg. gentlemen, will you
guaranty my bf.-?" S.x years," answered
the duct irs. f And il I continue iu office ?"
*. Three yetr* at m.?Bt.." " Yvu^ servant,
eeti i lernen," he r plied ; "I shoulJ prefer liv
ing two or three years in doiui; some good,
to living six in id|t-n<-ss,"
-? ?
Soldiers who regard qultli ol' tohacco aa
,; sweet morsel-," or th* fumes of the weed as
redbh-nt of fragroct odors, will be pleased to
Karn that Congress is about to provide for
thc issue of tobacco rations.
The Gascon.
The following piece of g-tsconade ii
[ieuoral Order of Fighting Joe to his i
iver their in?lorious "forward nnd back
Jhanoello.sville and Fredericksburg ii
lowery month of May :
May 6, I8i
General Orders No. 49.
The Major General commanding tende
.bis army bis congratulations on its ach
nent8 of the last seven days. If it has
tccomplished all that was expected, the
.ons are well knowe to the army. It ?8 i
tient to say they were of a character ni
>e foreseen or prevented by human sagt
ir resources. In withdrawing from tho A
?auk of the Rappabannock, beforevdelive
i general battle to our adversaries, the a
hus given renewed evidence of its confid
n itself, and its fidelity to tho principl
In fighting at a disadvantage we would 1
teen recreant to our trust, to ourselves,
?nose and our country. Profoundly loyal
on s ci o us of its strength, the army of the
omac will give or decline battle wheneve
nterest or honor may demand. It will
>e the guardian ol its own history anc
iwn honor. By ourf celerity aud secrec
n?vemeut, our advance and passage of
ivers were undisputed, aDd on ourwithdri
iot a rebel returned to follow. The even
he .last week may swell with pride the he
f every officer and soldier of this army,
av* added new laurels to its former rene
Ve have made long inarches, crossed riv
urprised tue enemy in Ins entrenchmer
nd whenever we have fought we have inf
d heavier blows tban we have received.'
We have taken from the enemy five th<
nd prisoners and fifteen'colors, captured,
irought off seven pieces of artillery, i
ilaced h/jrs de comfjat eighteen thousand of
hosen troops. We have destroyed his dei
?lied with vast amounts of stores, darna,
lis communications, captured prisoners w
ti the fortifications of bis capital, and fil
lis country with fear and consternation,
ave no other regret than that caused by
eath of our brave companions; and in I
re an; consoled by the conviction that tl
ave fallen in the no!iest cause ever submit
u thc arbitrament of battle.
By command of
From Mexico.
Tbe Brownsville Fiaj ot* the 2 Ith ult. 1
itcr news from Puebla, but not of the capt
f that city by the French. That news is
al est received hythe way of New Yo
'he Flog gives an interesting account of
tratcgy of the French, which is highly p
table to expect that thc French will hi
??session of the Mexican capital bei
Tb? news from Puebla Las rather tali
he ?tarch out of the Mexicans. Gen. For
?id not ru>ii at the .fortifications of Puel
ilin-lfnldcd, but rather every step was mat
d, and guarded agaiostdisaater. Therepuli
rhicii he is said to have suffered were h
aasquerades, in which he presented one Ju
o the foe while he had another for difiere
turposes. Weeks before the fuht ho <
lared his intention to take the place withe
ny dis tal rous sacrifice of French lives, a
vith h's immense artillery force it was e
irely praciica'. with bira to have destroy
he place without the b-^ard of un assau
'he whole programme in front of Puebla w
oncftived and executed in the highest stj
(.militarygenius, and it may result j
hat the fight at Puebla will loree a peat
ni Bolution.
The design cf General Forey evidently w
0 strike a Cerro Gordo blow at Puebla, ai
e has done iL Tho Mexicans were alluw i
i? collect all their available fore?, they we
?lowed lo fortify every avenue of approac
liey were sulfured to gain advantages whet
y the troops were enthused at;d renden
Oafident, and thor, they wet o attacked at
e'eatcd in front, and when they were be
rep.red to defend. Their entire rurce w
iv i tod to the encounter, aud tbe battle w<
lade under the eye <<T the command r ii
hiif of the Mexican army, withins reseri
1 shooting distance, Sueli a fight >o won
0 insignificant victory, lt is the death bio'
) resistance, f <r n . anny that the Mexicat
an bring int J the field will eyer ore fend t
ice the fierce and desperate fire of the Frene,
Tbe campaign has not commenced in ea
est in Mexico, and the cry is onward to th
ipi tal. The delay at Puebla is such as t
:ava the road open to th? Ingoua of hiapt
?un, and the fate of Puebla fil! rendar resit
met* le-s active at the city of Mexico, 'flier
un be no doubt, in view of recent evout*
s to the success of Up: French, and if we or
; knew what the policy ol Napoleon w&31
H, we might just as well bc forming our cor
act to meet the requirements of the impar
al programo*}.
-? ? ?
?Maj, Gen Haue >ck, [which we fiud priutet
1 the .Baltimore Amerit an,) Gen. Mooglie
il-s resigned |ijs C"ouip;|issioii, upon, the ^r-oum
itu hjs com maud is reduced to a mere hand
til, and that he eanuot recruit his brigade
if course, he professes an undying devotion
i the cause of the Union, and a desire tc
;rve it in any posit jen jn whi?h, he rnay bt
laced- This fupt, taken Ul connection witt
ie late lecture of ifichard O'Gorman, o
hieb be spoke some days since, proves to u
hat we had believed before, that the Irisl
tizens of the Federal States aro outirelj
ck of the war. The statements lately mad?
f large masses of Irish immigrants temptec
ver for tho purpose of enlistment, must
?erj?ore, have been immensely exaggerated
fe have suspected sOt-und now vecord thc
?reeable news with much gratification, foi
tree reasons: First, that thelr\?^ W(?re ^
est troon* %*?.?JJ vfankee annies; 6econd
iat a check has beeu put upon the cruel
nposture put upon that credulous people
amely, that to fight for the Union was tr.
ght againstjthe interests of England ; third
tal our or y faithful Irish c?lia?ns of thc
lonfederacy, fighting in our armies, will nc
?igerbe stung by tho bitter thoughts, at
icy move into line of battle, that, in defenct
f their"homes arid' their adopt d States, the)
ill not have to slaughter such multitudes oi
aoirbwn misguided kindred.
At the first battle of Fredericksburg, Moa
her lcd the desperate charges of his brigad?
pm Murye'? Heights; and the deluded irish
oldiery displayed a valor which did no dis
redit to their nation and to their ancestry
Jut they have enough of it, They begin tc
usp "Ct that the repeal of one Union in Eu
ope ia not likely t?r* be attained by forebe
.nother Union in America. The widows anc
bo orphans of their people will long tnourt
?y their denolate hearths thia cruel and ac
?uraed mistake.-Richmond Enquirer.
A tax-payer, in North Carolina, tke othci
lay remarked, that Iiis tax?s could uot havt
?cen laid ?d raturent, for he had paid only
M,75 tor himself, and ?2 00 for his old yal
er cur." Ile wants to know if that is accor
ling to value.
-?- ?
Among other incidents ol the battle o
Murin cabot o1, we ueurd of ot.e thu other daj
it: which u soldier observed a rabbit lopinr.
lerotw the field under a heavy lite. " Kui
sutton-tail," he said, " If I hadn't got a repu
talion to sustain, I'd travel too !"
-+' ?a <? --
Mr. Hacket, of Savannah, has in operatior
a machine lor weaving Socks. As au lrisl
friend would say, " long may it waive."
J?oiling a Colonel.
! There is an innat ? spirit of. reckless
' ilmeut among our " soldier boys" lhat ii
. en amusingly illustrated, and notunireqi
? ly at the ripease of the officers, of w
the following is a pretty fair sample. Bi
will let the victim, Col. C-, tell i
own way, having a keen relish for a j
even at bis own expense :
i " Shortly after reaching Fort Huds
. says the colonel, " I selected my encampr
, and established my headquarters on the
. leading to Clinton. One of the boys,
. want of better employment, executed a
neat si^n-board, in large letters-11 Headq
tera-th regiment of Arkansas vo
t?ers, R. II. C-tt commanding"
nailed it to a tree facing the road. My ai
lion was first called to it by seeing people
, in pas-sing to read it. and I ordered it ti
taken down. Missing it a day or two al
wards, I supposed my order had been obe
and thought no more of the matter ii
rather unpleasantly reminded of it. I
.sitting one. evening in front of my tent
company with some brother officers, wk?
lean, lank specimen of tho country gen
man rode up, dismounted, and hitching
" critter," approached the crowd and inqui
" I* any of you gentlemen Cole
, "That ia my name, sir."
" Well, Colonel, I came in to see if you
ready to pay for them chickens ?"
" Chickens, I presume you are mistal
"Nary time, colonel, and you'll save trot
if you'll pay up."
14 But, my friend, I never bought any chi
cns frrm you."
" Well, 1 didn't say you bought em coloi
but you can't say you didn't 'em."
" But, I do say I didn't get them I Ne
saw you in my-"
" Easy, Colonel, easy ! I'll leave it to th
gentletneu ; aint this your sign-board?" ha
mg it from the breast of his overcoat.
" Admitted, sir ; what 'hen ?"
" Aint this your mme on it ?"
" Well, what then ?"
" Well, just this : Last night when me s
my old woman went to bed, there were
hens, besides the old rooster, in the hen hou
and wben we got up this morning, (and tl
it was nigh sun up* for we waited for the i
rooster to crow foi day,) there was na
darned, chicken on. the place, but this he
signboard was stuck up oa the hen-hou
door ; and as it's got your name on it, wi
it stauds to reason you tuck the chickens."
Amid a perfect roar of laughter from r
companions, I B paid up." The old felic
counted his money, and handed me the cc
founded sign-board as my "receipt." Mou
ine his horse, he started oft, but turning
his saddle, bc drawled out : .
" Good bye, colonel | Wheu you coi
again leave tho old rooster and the setti
bens and don't forge! your ' sign.' "-Poi
Cou pee Boho.
Hov; OLD SMITH ESCAPED.- Old Smith, i
old German diminuer in tbe lbtb Mississip
regiment, was notorious for straggling on t
march, whether advancing or retiring, he w
always in the rear.
In Gen. Jackson's great retreat from tl
Valley of the Shenandoah, after wbippii
Hanks, old Smith got some miles behind, ar
while sittjng on the road side, solitary ai
alone, re-ting and eit.jng his be^fand bisoui
be observed a full regiment, of Yankee cava
ry approaching, Ile jumped out into tl
woods, and as the Yaukees come near, I
thundered away on his drum, beating tl
long mil with a terrible vim. [Tue long ru
?s i he signal ol' an enemy at hand, and i
lorin the line of battle.] His trick was succ?s
lui ; Ipr thc Yankees, supposing, of cours
that there WM au mfantry regiment lying i
the thicket, /'need ahout and skoduddled th
regular Bull Run style. Old Smith replat
ing bis drum on his shoulder, caine ont int
the pud agu!II with his beef and biscuit i
oue hand and drumsticks in the other, an
re-umed bj? march will} Ilia qsual eqaanj
conducted by an angel into a wood, wher
be saw an old man cutting down boughs t
make a burden. When it was large, bo tiei
it up, und attempted to lift, jp on h|s stout
der? and carey if away", but finding it veri
heavy, he laid it down again,,cut morewoo'
and heaped it on, and then tri?, d again tricar
ry it off. This ho repeated several times
always adding something to the load, nl'tii
trying iu Yam to rais,9 ii from, the ground
?n jlie mea.nt!rflp (jim herqiit. astonished a
the old man's lolly, desired tip angel tu ex
plain what this mean,*.
M You behold," said he, :<in this foolish ole
man, an exact repreapntat'ou of those who,
being made sensible of the burden of theil
sins, resolve to repent, but soon grow weary,
and instead of lessoning their burden, increase
it every day. At each trial they lind the
task heavier than it was befire, and so put it
ulfa little longer, io the vain hope at they
will by-and-by be more able to a?corrjpli^
it. Thus they go on :.<'di rig IQ their burden,
till it KfOvtis iou beavy to be borne, and then
iu de-pair of God's mercy, and with their sins
utlrepinted of, they lie down and die. Turn
agaio, my son, and behold the end of the old
man v/hom thou eawest heaping up a load Ol
boqghs, The herrnjt looked, and saw him
in vain attempting to remove the pile, whicli
was uaw accumulated farberond his strength
to raise. His feeble limbs tottered over their
burdem ; the poor remains of his strength
were fast ebbing away ; th? darkness of death
waa gathered around him ; and after a con
vulsive and impotent attempt lo lift thu pilo,
ho fell down and expired."
LOOK AT THIS.-The followin<*;?teij?gencej
from aa VX*~f? paper, will serve to "show
what kind of philanthropy actuates a free soil
or abolition Slate :
The.Whiteside Illinois Sentinel publiahaa
an official notice underdale of February, Uu,4
signed by C. M,-Child, J. P., to the effect
that, whereas certain negroes named were on
the 5th and (Uh ult., tried, on "a charge of
high'misdemeanor, having come into this
Slate.and county, and remaining therein, for
leu days and more, with ,the evid nt intention
bf residing iu this State, and were found guil
ty by a jury, and were each severally fined,
in the sum of $30," and whereas the fines
and costs of suit not having been paid, the
said Degrees will be sold at auction, on the
l?th of February, lb03, at the Courthouse of
Carthage, for the payment qf said fines and
costs. _ '_
A LEAN TRto.-The Richmond correspon
dent of the KuoxvillQ Register perpetrateat?e
following pleasantry at the expenso of three
of our highest officials : ?
If the Yankees knew to what extent famino
may be endured, aud how very litttle can sus
tain human li e, if they had all seen our
President and vice-President, and our Secre
tary ot War, the idea of resorting to famine
as an agent of hostility to a people whose
leaders are the very impersonation of hard
times, would never have been adopted, Pres
id-nt Davis is the shadow of a man, Vice
Pr?sident Stephens, who reached the Capitol
- today, is imponderable, aud Mr. Seddon'*
bones rattle when be descends the stairways
of the Spottswood. Tlie genii of famine con
duct this revolution.
i_? * ?
A Northern paper says that a box was sent
from Providence recently with the following
address-John McPherson, squire kumpinary
1 C, sekuud regiment rode ilan privaiears,
1 Washington, d. ce_Kamp klose ta Wrap
par ok, an ak wy kr?akl
. Virginia..
huiinock all is quiet .as regards a geueral
rn? ernest of tromps. The eoepij are missing
largy bodies of cavalry opposite our forces
stationed near (Julpepper C. H., and se<?m to
be in dorue state of alarm aud perturbation,
from a rumor that we hive been gathering
our troops together at tho aberre mentioned
poiut. There has, 'however, been no bold
skirmish i ?g.
The Federals last week made a raid down
.tie Rappahannock river into Westmoreland
and Northumberland counties, and destroyed
a great deal of property. Tbev established
headquarters at a place called Uuio-n Village.
They ?tated that they bad fourteen regiments
of cavalry, seven of which went to Lancaster.
They carried of between eight and nine hun
dred borges, undone hundred and thirty wag
on loads of negroes, besides those which were
mounted on stolen horses. The wagons were
also stolon. They burned houses, barns and
outstaud crop of last year.-Enquirer, 28th.
FROM WKST POINT.-The Yankees in the
vicinity of West Point are committing great
depredations and outrages. They have burn
ed mills, dwelling houses, and barns in Ki pg
and Queen county, 'as Well us in Gloucester
aud Matthews.
In the latter county, near ihe line of Glou
cester, about a dozen of the wretches cu tu
mi tied the most shameful arid brutal out rag. H
upon the person of Miss Gray, a young lady
of high respectability. The injuries to her
person were so great that it was feared she
would die. . .
Residents in that section ot' country say
that a regiment of cavalry would effectually
check th^se depredations. If the men of the
country would form themselves into guerilla
parties, they could clear the couutry in a
Some dava ago our troops took down be
low Weat Point two pieces ol ar ille.ry, and
fired into a transport, disabling it and Caus
ing great cfltnmotiou aboard. Shortly after
the departure of our artillery, the Yankees
landed troops from two gunboats, and burn
ed three dwelline houses with all the out
buildings. They plundered houses, stole horses
watches, and ulber valuables-demanding them
at the peril of the lives of the owners.
At Clinton, Ala., May 7th, some fifty ne
groes were sold, at an average of $1,450 each.
On the J 4th, ton negroes, men and women, brought
Wheat, Barley, Oa'ts and Rye
7o G'rouiert in O eora in, North Carolin*, Sou'}*
Carolina., or any Southern Stale.
The Board of Directors of the South Caroli
na Institute" will award Premiums for Speci
mens of the Crop now maturing, as stilted below,
to bo forwarded to this cit; in merchantable order,
and not later than tho 15th July next. Samples
will bo carefully taken on receipt of the re.-p.-ctive
specimens, aud be submitted to impartial and
competent judges for decision.
Tim Flour aud Grain will then"bo sold without
dslay, free of COMM ist ioa, for the ht* eli: of the
owner, viz :
For the best five barrels of Wheat Flour, or
that quantity in sacks, promium.$j0
For thc second best five barrels of Whoat
Flour, or that quantity in sacks, prem,iqipv,,..25,
For the best single barred of Wheatflour, or
that quantity in sacks, premium.....,.,.IQ
For tho second best Bingle barrel uf Wheat
Flour, or that quantity in saok?, premium.5
For the best ton bushels Darloy, premium.10
For tho second best ton bushels B irloy, pre
For the best ten bushels of Oats, premium,.10
For tho second best ten busbe',s of Oats,
premium ...,""m..'.5
For the best ten bushels Bye, premium.10
For thc second best ten busbols Bye, premium...6
Tho barrols or sacks t,o bc d.?>tiuoUy marked
with, the nuw,e o,f hnn.J of the farmer, bis Post
office, County or District, and tho Mid where tho
Flour was prepared must bc stated by letlor, when
tho shipment is advised, and, if convenient, a de
scription of tho seed planted, aud the product per
acre, is desired,
Tlie n^nsiguuiants and letters to be addressed
to Wu. KIHKWOUO, Esq., Vice President South
Carolina Iustituto, Charleston.
Presidont South. ?u,Foliliu Institute,
WILMOT 0, DpS^ussiiRB, Secretary..
General News Items.
State of South Carolina,
M. A. TUnsr.ni, Adm'r. of the Estate
of S. G. Gall man, doo'd.,
A. Bushnell and wife Lucretia,
Mary E. Tillman and others. j
WHEREAS M. A. RANSOM, Administrator
of the Eatato of Sarah R- ?allman, doo'd.,
has applied to trio, by notition in writing, praying
that 4 part nf the proceeds of the Real Estate of
tba said SH rah R. Gallman, doe'd., may be paid
over to him, tu satisfy debts against tho said Es
tate ; and it appearing to my satisfaction that
William H. Coleman and Middleton Mosely and
bis wife Elizabeth, two of tho Dcfcn^?'!'-? in the
abovo stated case, resbjg beyond tho limits of this
State, T( ii theiefure ordered and decreed that
they do appear at a Court of Ordinary to be hol
den at Eageflold 0. Ii-, fsr Edgofield District, on
Monday, the 31st day of August, 136-1, to show
cause, if any they ea*, why a portion of the pro
ceeds of the ?ale of the Reel Estate nf Sarah R.
Gallman, dee'd., sold by me for partition and di
viMon, should not be paid ever to tho ?aid M. A.
Ransom, to liquidate tho debts against said K?
tate, or their ooasent to tho ea?c wi" be entered
of record.
M Ai*en ".?'"> my h.md and seal, this the 30th
?j.y of May, 186t.
W. F. DURISOE, rj.s.a.
3m 212
Juno 3
Th? State of South Carolina,
* $D%1#1?LD DISTRICT. '
BY W. F.. DURISOE, Esquire, Ordinary of
Edgofield District.
Whereas, Margaret Matthews has applied to me
for Letters of Administration, on all and singular
the goods and chattlos, rights and credits of Simp
son Matthews late of the District aforesaid, dee'd.
* These are, therefore, to cite and admonish all
and singular, the kindred and creditors of the
said deceased, to be and appear before mc, a t our
next Ordinary's Court for tho said District, to be
holden at Edgofield C. IL on tho 13th day of June
next, to show ?auq'o, VnD?? why tho said admlnis
trafiqn.'should not tie granted.
Given under my hand and seal, this thirty
first day of May in the year of our Lord ot thou
sand eight hundred and sixty-three, and in the
eighty-seventh year of the Independence of the
State of South Carolina.
Juno 3 St 22
State of South Carolina,
BY W. F. DURISO?, Esq., Ordinary of Edge
field District.
Whereas, Margaret Matthews has applied to
me for Letters of Administration! uri Hil abd sill
gular the goods and chatties, rights and credits
of Mark Matthews, late of tho District aforesaid,
These are, therefore, to cite and admonish all
and singular, the kindred and creditors of tbo
said deceased, to be and appear before me, at our
noxt Ordinary's Court for the aaid District, tn bo
boldon at Edgefield C. H., on the 13th day of
June next, to show cause, if any, why tho said
administration should not be granted.
Given under my band and seal, this 31st day
of May in the year of our Lord one thousand
eight bundrod and Sixty-three, and in the eighty
seventh year of tho Indopondenco of South Caro
lina, W. F. DURISOE, CB-TX
Juno 3 9$ " **' " 22
BY an order fruin the Ordinary I shall pruceod
to self on TUESDAY, the 7th July next,
ai the promises, commencing at ll o'clock, A. V
the above-named property belonging to the K
tate uf Juhn K. Gwaltney, dee'd.
The property embraces a LOT OP FOUR
ACRES, the MAIN BUILDING, constructed tor
the accommodation of Boarders, aa well as with
ample School Rooms, and all necensary OUT
BUILDINGS, wi>h a well of floe water, supplied
with a good pump. All the buildings new and la
good condition.
Alco, will be sold at tba rame time, tho S.-hnol
Roma and Household FURNITURE, PIANOS
I will also jell a separate lot of ONE ACRE
OF LAND adjniniug the Babool lot. Also,
Two One Horse WAGONS, a good SADDLE and
BRIDLE, a small lot of HO<;s, one excellent
Milk COW, Carpenters' Toolt. a small lot of
Ruints, Garden Tools, ?c.
The Building is woll located and well suited for
a Boarding School. The past history of this
School, its present patronago, and the necessities
of s. large community giro a-suranoo that comps
tent Teachers will have an opportunity tu make a
tafe and profitable investment.
Terms made known on day of sale.
A. G. TEAGUE, Agent for
Mrs. Lucy Gwaltney, Ex'x.
May 27 6t 21
For Sale,
WAGONS--one heavily ironed and little
used,-tba other lighter and more used. Apply
four miles from Edgefiel 1, on the Pine House
May 27 2t 21
ESTRAY NOTICE.--Tolled before me
by Moses Harris living within three miles
of thc Pino House, Edgefield District, a black
mare MULE, supposed to be 20 years old, brand
ed on the left shoulder with C S, and appraised at
$36. A. JONES, M. E. D.
May 23 4tm 21
STRAYED from my Plantation about two
week? ago a. pale red spotted COW, with short
horns,-rather larger than the medium siso. Said
Cow waa purchased by me last winter at the Es
tate salo of the lute Gen.-W. C. Meragno. Tho
oar marks not remembered. Any information con
cerning said Cow will be thaukfullv received.
Mt. Willing, May 27_2t_21
We have been nuthoraed by the friends oj
W. F. DURISOE, Eiq., tu announce him a Candi
dates for re-election to the office of Ordinary of
Edgefield District, at the ensuing election.
April l?i *te 15
.We are authorized by the friends of Mr.
JACOB II Ul ET to announce bim a Candidate
for Tax Collcotor at tba ensuing election.
May 13_to_21_
"fifi SACKS N, C. SALT, old and dry;
OUU 50 " Liverpool SALT;
ldU Rbis. N. C. FLOUR;
154) << and Half Rbis. Ni O. Syrup;
100 R?xes Fine Chewing TOBACCO ;
50 Rbis. Apple and l*each Brandy;
IO i4 Fine Corn YYhinltey;
41 Kegs Bi-Ctuh. SODA.
Togotbcr wdth a good awortment of FAMILY
GROCERIES,^on band and for sale bv
Augusta, Geo.
May 20_?a_20
Barley Wanted.
fiz-krw-k BUSHELS BARLEY wanted h.
*J\J\J\f any quantity fr m one bushel upwards,
for which the highest inariet price will be paid,
on delivery at my Brewery, Schultz's Ililli U>im
May 20 1m 20
S)MB few Notes and Accounts of Col. A. Sim
kins, dee'd., ba ru been left with H. T.
VVright, Esq. Th MM) owing the same and who
desiro to settle o in do so bv calling OB him.
J. C. SIM KINS, Adnimr.
May 20 3t 20
Ih.ive now on hand a large Stuek of BED
ROOM FURNITURE, in Sets of from 8 to
12 piceos, Mahogany, Enameled and-Fanoy Paint
ed. A small lot of PARLOR FURNITURE.
CHAIRS, a few MATTRASSES, and all articles
usu tilly kept IQ the Furniture line, most of
And will be sold hw for good paper when the
cash is not convenient.
Burial Cases!
I keep constantly on a full stock of Mahogany
Octagon Led COFFINS. Also, Covcrod Raise Led
COFFINS, plain but neutly trimmed, at $20.
Use of IIooiM W por day, or trip not over a day.
I will continue to keep a supply on hand ready
for delivery. J. M. WITT.
Mar 10_tf_ia_
150 Bread St., Augusta, Ga.,
mmmu m mimi
given to the Repairing of WATCHES,
CLOCKS and JEWELRY. Every effort will bc
mude to keep up my extensive Stock of
To sui* every defect nf vision.
The balance of my Stock of CLOCKS, FANCY
GOODS, PLATED WARE, Ac, will b? ^4 U>*
Augusta, J ?n %l*_8
Negroes Wanted.
YOUNG NEGROES, anr" ., . prepared
to pay tho HIGHEST CASU PRT 3.
We have on hand a LIKELY ' OMAN WITH
FOUR CHILDREN which we - .ill be pleased to
sell or exchange for other Negroes.
Jan 28_<_
Administrator's Notice,
O LL person having any demands against the
i% Estate of John A. CrowdjTi deceased, are
requested to present thom to tho subscriber on or
before the 28th July next, as on tbnt day a final
scttlomen' will be mado in the Ordinary's Office.
Also, all persons indebted to said Estate aro so
licited t ? pay np by that time.
G. M. SPEARMAN, Adm'or.
May 6_3m_18_
ALL persons having cUtmn against tho Eitnle
of Willig Whittle, sr., dee'eh, ?re requested
to present them daly attested accnrrlin^ to lbw,
8. CROUCH, j Ad 018
Mar ? _3m*_9
ALL persons Indebted tb Ind ?Slate of Winfrey
WhMnck, (Ul'?itiitl, are requosted tn make
paynioflt forthwith. Now is the timo te pav debts.
May 27_Ot_tl
ALL person:i indobOed to the Estate ef Eliza
beth Whitlock, deceased, aro requested to
make payment forthwith ; those having claims
against the Estate will present them properly
attested. GEORGE WHITLOCK, I . . .
May 27 _ 6t . 21
Rags Wanted.
sold for cash at the Ativert?er office.
Aug. 27 If 34
For Sheriff.
For Tax Collector.
C. M. MAY,
For Clerk,
Dentistry !
DR. H. FARRER ?ill be I? bli odo?
regularly each duy daring sale-day ;weok ;
mt aftor then he will only be there occasionally,
JJ bis Professional engagements through*** tba
Jistrict demand mach of his attention. ..
Sje7"Haring to pay the highest Cash pri?es fW
)cntwtry materials, he will hereafter work ?NLY
_Scpt JO_tl M_
rHB Subscriber offers f-r sale privately tho
canings, dee'd., in Edgefield District, eeataialag
litnate on Stevens' Crook, oa the Road leseiag
rum Augusta to Calhoun's Mills, 21 asiles (TOM
Lugusta, and beunded by lands of Dr. J. J. Cart?
arlee, Mrs. Cartledge, C. L. Blair and ethers.
T?tere are on the place a comfortable Dwelling
louse ami all necessary outbuildings. Tkort aro
evcaty-five acres of good botUm laud, aad thirty
cres of land,sown in Wheal, and ?beat forty ?
?ats. The place is well watered and timbered and
i in a high state of cultivation.
If a purchaser rnn bo fouud seoa, I wi|l soil
rith the place Seventy-five Head of Sheep, trUek
f Cattle, kr. .
Dr. J. J. Cartledge or the Subscritor will Uko
lensnro in showing the place to any ene desiroaa
f purchniing an excellent plantation.
^Sf-Terms easy.
Mar 4_tf_. 9
State of South Carolina,
f)Y W. F. DURISOE, Esq., Ordinary of Bdge
L? field District.
Whereas, C. M. Freeman *<?. applied tm
io for Letters of Administr tion, on all aad
n?rular tho goods and ehattl :s. right? and cre lit/
f Charles Harrison late nf the District, aforesaid,
eceased. . .
These are, therefore, to cite and admonish all
nd singular, the kindred and creditors of the said
eeoasetl, tn be and appear before mo, at our next
rdinttry's Court for the said District, to beboldea
t ridgefield Cour limine, on the 8th dav ot Jane
ext, tn show cause, if any, why the auid admin
rr.ition should not be grunted.
Civen under my hand and seal, this 25th day of
Iny, in tb? your of our Lord one tbuuiand
ght buridrod and sixty three, and in the eighty?
.venth your of the Independence of 8. Carolina.
W. F. DURISOE, o.K.p.
May 27_2t _ii
Kate of South Carolina,
ED ti ti Pl KL D DI STRICT.,
8Y W. F. DURISoB, Esq., Ordinary of Bdge
lield District.
W bernas. James B. Harrison has applied to ok
ir Letters of Administration, on all and singular
ie goods and chatties, rights anfL-. credits ai
ickens Burlen, late of the District" aforesaid,
These are, therefore, to cite and admonish all
nd singular, the kindred and creditors af the
lid decensrd, to he and appear before me, at oar
ext Ordinary's Court for the said District, to ba
olden at Edgefleld Court House, on the ?th dejr
r Juno next, to show muse, if cay, why the
lid udministrHiion should not bn graBted.
(liven under my hand and seal, this 261b day of
lay in the year of our Lord one thousand
igbt hundred and sixty-three, and in tb? eighty
iveuth year of the Independence of 8. Carolina.
May 2T_2t_2l_
State of South Carolina,
KY W. F. DURISOE, Esq., Ordinary of Edge
field District
Whereas., A. Holsen and B. P. Olanlon
?ve applied to me far Letters of Adminis
allon, on all aad singular the goods and chatties,
gnu and erediu of Erasmus R. MeDanjel lat? af
ie District aforesaid, dee'd.
These are, therefore, to cite and admonish all
id singular, the kindred and creditors of the said
'ceased, to be and appear before me, at our nazi
rdinary'a Court for the said District; to ba boldet
: Kdjtu?eld CH.. ou the nth day of June next,
i show eause, if any, why the said administration
mold not be granted.
Given under my baud and seal, this 2Sd day of
!ay in tba year of our Lord one thousand eight
indred and sixty-three, and in the 87la year ef
ie Indapendenea of South Carolina.
W. F. DURISOE, O.a.?. .
May 27. mg._2ia_lg
LL per?ons indebted to the Katata af James
_ C. Henderson, dee'd., are requested . te maka
iy mon t by thd 1st day of Oetebcr, 1863, aad
lose having demands against laid Estate ?re'r?
ie8ted to present them forthwith, a? I de eire to
ake a final settlement en that day.
L. CORLE Y, Ada's.
Pet 1, 1862. _ly . dj
LL persons indebted \o the Bstate of Joba R.
GwaUeey, dee'd., are requested te nuke pay?
eat as cur y as possible. Those hating elslau
rainst the Estate will press?t them, properly
.t c-tad, to Dr. A. G. Tea rue, my authorised
gent LUCY GWALTNBY, Ex'er.
Dee 8,1862._ly_4?
A LL persons having claims afaiast tba Bstate
\. of Dr. J. Harwood Burt dee'd., are enticed
> present thom, properly attested, as the under
lined is prepared to pay 'the sane. Those in
to ted to said Ks tate are requested to ?ettie prompt
r. W. M. BURT, Bx'er..
Jan 21 tf S
A LL persons having demands against the Bs-*
\ tate of William E. Middleton, dee'et, ara ra*
uestod to present them to the undersigned, and
msc indebted te said Estate oro requested to
lake immediate payment.
Mar 4_ gm? _?
aAYING accepted the Agoncy cf on extensivo
SALT W0RK8, I will be ebie ra furnish
AL T in largo or snail qn*- titles, ?cd' w ll ko
orcrncd hy Ibo lowest narko priflo in Hamburg
r ?ugusi?i,
8. fi. BOWEnK, Apitit.
Ilamhart*,.Mftf SO 3? 13
ICR CH EATHA M will sfand tho ifW
_ ing SPRING SEASON at Kdgr&efeS C. BP.,
n Mondays, Tuesdays. Wednesdays aadi Tlseri*
.ys,-at Harmon Gallman'j^ tho remainder efl'
he week. He will < OT.manco bis Season first cf'
february and end thc let day off-Jaiy. Be will
cmain at his Subie until frist ol March-after
bat time he will alternate. ;.:
Twenty-five Dallara will be charged for tba
lesson. I do not desire bim to go to mere than
eventy-ftve Maros. ?*
Uta pcoirtee is known to the brindara ia Bdga~
ield. TH08. tt. BACON.
May I _2m , H
Salt and Rice.
JUST received and for caleTHRBB TIERCES;
very superie? SALT and 'ON* TIB RC*
May 20 *jL

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