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YVfHEREAS, I am credibly informed - ipy T that large quantities of provisions are being export ?*d ?rora this State for the purpose of speculation, by reason whereof flic mice of provisions has been much enhanced, o the great discomfort of the citizens of the State ; and whereas the present supply is deemed important for the subsistence of the people and the soldiers of the CpnfedeNow therefore, I, MILLEDGE LT BON1IAM, Governor of "South Carolina, by virtue of the power vested In me under the Constitution of this State, do issue this, my Procla-. motion, and forbid oil persons, for the space of thirty days from this date, (Voni exporting beyond the limits of this State, any salt, bacon, pork, beef, corn, meal, wheat, flcur, rice, peas, potatoes, or otlier provisions of any description whatsoever* The following persons ore excepted, viz: iiuartermasters, Commissaries, ami other agents of the Confederate Government purchasing provisions for the army Who must exhibit satisfactory evidence of their official character and authority; persons from other States who purchkSeMnr their own private use and consumption and not jbf resale, who shall make oath to that cifect before the next magistrate, previous to die removal of the articles purchased, which oath the magistrate shall preserve and furnish for die use of the Solicitor of the Circuit when re- I quired; agents of counties, towns, corporations, and Soldier's Boards of Relief, of other States who exhibit satisfactory proof of their authority to purchase such provisions in behalf of suck counties, towns, corporations or Soldiers' Boards of Relief ibr public use or for distribution at costs and charges, and not for resale or profit Salt made by nonresidents and cargoes entering our ports from abroad are also excepted. - Any of said articles that may be stopped in transitu will be confiscated to the use of the State. It Is enjoined upon all magistrates and militia officers and n good citizens arc earnestly appealed to to aid in the enforcement of this Proclamation. Given under my hand and the senl of the State, at Colum, , bia, this 18th day pf March, In the year of onrLord 1 J one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three. tW- M. L. BONHAM. W. R. Hcktt, Secretary of- State. March 25 12 4t SJLA VE LABOR FOR THE COAST, FROM DIVISION NO. I. I IN pursuance of the requisition of the General Commanding, the orders of his Excellency Governor BONHAM, and the terms of the Acts of the General Assembly in relation to this subject, I hereby call upon Division No. I, comprising the Judicial Districts of Pickens, Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, Union, York, Chester, Laurens, Abbeville ami Newberry, to supply its proportion of slave labor under the present requisition. II. Tbe Commissioners of Roads of the several Districts, and tbe authorities of tbe incorporated towns and villages having jurisdiction of the road hands within their boundaries wih at once summon all persons In the possession of slaves, within the limits of their authority, to have their 'staves subject to this call at the nearest Railroad Depot, to tbe owner's residence, on WEDNESDAY, the 6th day of May ne.Tt, r.t 10 o'clock, a. nt., ready for transportation to rhnicatan. III. All owners of slaves who have not hitherto furnished any labor In this connection, will be required to furnish one half their bands subject to road duty, for thirty day, and those who have furnished less than one half, will be required by the Commissioners and the town authorities as aftwesald, to furnish enough to make up one half. Persons owning single road hands or a number not divisible by onehalf, will be required to send such single negroes, or two in sueh condition may unite and send one. IV. The Act requires the attendance of one of the Com miss loners at each Depot. He will be met by an Agent of the State and of the Confederate States, and the negroes will be there receipted for. V. Assessments of the negroes aro made in duplicate upon , their arrival in Charleston and before they are put to work: one copy is kept by me for the owner, the other turned over to the Confederate authorities. I am authorized to say the negroes will be discharged at the expiration of the thirty dav*. VI. The owners of slaves are requested to furnish them with spades or shovels. The Confederate authorities have -dajflertaken to "have such utensils returned. Owners will furnish their bauds with three days' rations, for which jii'ihwitatlon will be allowedVH. Overseers, at the rate of one to every hundred slave?, may be selected by the owner*. They will receive Compensation from the Coufcderatc Slates, at the rate of fifty dollar* per mouth. S'flf. There Is no doubt that the Confederate Governihent wiil compensate for all loss of slaves while in their _ employ. \VM. M. SHANNON, Ageut for the State of South Carolina. Camden, S. C., March 26,1863. April 1 13 3t SdiifHEM FIELD & FIRESIDE. . SUBSCRIPTIONS ADVANCED TO $4 PER YEAR. /"VWING to a further advance in the \/ price of paper and the limit put upon our supply, the Proprietor respectfully announces that from ami after the 1st or MARCH, the price of the FIELD AND FIRESIDE will be as follows : For ore year '. ..$4 For six mouths.. .'. 2 No deductions made to clubs, and no subscriptions received for less than six months. Postmasters will be allowed 20 per cent, as heretofore. Increased exertions will be used to make the paper attractive. Tlie charming story? "THE RANDOLPHS OF RANDOLPH HALL," will be completed in the 10th number. Rack numbers, containing this interesting romance, can be supplied. In the same number will be commenced the thrilling Prize Novelette of INDIA MORGAN Ott THE LOST WILL. j This will run through several numbers of the paper, and wilt ho aoenmnanied bv original Tales. Essavs and Poems by the best writers in the country. As only a fixed supply or paper can be had, tile edition Is limited, and those wiabiiie tp secure this favorite family paper would do well to i subscribe early. I In matin? remittances be particular to state the Post I Office, Countv and State, and to send no local shluplaxters. i Address, ' JAMES GARDNER, I Augusta. Cia. i March 11 10 lp 'T'AXES! TAXES!! TAXES!! !JL The uhdersigned will attend at the following times and places, for the purpose of collecting TAXES arid receiving Returns for the year 1862: At Luke Smith's, Thursday, 2nd of April. At Feemstcr's, Friday, 3rd of April. At Gllfillea's, Saturday, 4tli of April. ? At Yorkvitle, Monday, 6th of April. At Young Wood's, Tuesday, 7th of April. At MeConncllsville, Wednesday,8th of April. At BnmonsVffle, Thursday, 9th of April. AtWestbrook's, Friday, 10th of April. At Coates Tavern, Saturday, 11th of April. C At Rock Hill, Monday and Tuesday, 13thand 14th, April. At Fort Mills, Wednesday, 15th of ApriL At Ebenexer, Thursday, 16th of April. At Clay HIU, Friday, 17th of April. At Bethel, Saturday, 18th of April. At Allison's, Tuesday, 21st of April. At Smith's, Wednesday, 22nd ot April. At Whisonant'e, Thursday, 23rd ot April. At Buffalo, Friday, 24lh of April. At Boydton, Saturday, 25th of April. At Hugh Love's, Tuesday, 28th of April. At Whitesides', lyednowlay, 29th of April. At Hlckoiy Grove, Thursday, 30th of April, and Friday and Saturday, 1st and 2nd of May. At YofkvilJe, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 3rd, 4th and 3th of May. The same property subject to taxation as last year. The Books will be closed on the last day of May. By an Act of the Legislature, all persons are required to return on oath, the number of slaves worked on their farms the present year. JOHN J. WYLIE, Tax Collector. March 25 12 4t IS THE COURT OF ORDINARY, YORK DISTRICT. For Division or Sale of Real Estate of James .J. McCarter, Deceased. James L. McCarter, Applicant, vs. Christopher L. II. McCarter, rtaI..Heirs-at-Law of James A. McCarter, deceased. rP appearing to my satisfaction that Robert M. McCarter, John C. McCarter. and Harriett McCarjer, widow of David L. McCarter, deceased, and the children of said David L. McCarter, whose names arc unknown to me, defendants in above stated case, reside without the limits of this State. ft is, therefore, ordered, that they do appear and object to the divKlon or sale of the Real Estate of James A. McCarter, deceased, on or before the 15th dav of June next, or their consent to the same will be entered of record. J. A. BROWN, 0. Y. D. March 24 ~?12 3m YORK. MARBLE YARD. ^RICHARD HARE, respectfully Informs the citizens of x ux? H4iU i'iniiivwj biiu uiv WIJVH..IIJ vuuiiuvo vi North Carolina, that he is fuUy prepared to supply every artide in the MARBLE LINE, of the highest style of finish and at reasonable prices. He keeps constantly on hand, a large supply of FOREIGN and DOMESTIC MARBLE, and specimens of his work may be always seen at the Yard, nearly opposite the "ENQUIRER" PRINTING OFFICE, and a few doors North of "Stowe's" Hotel. ? QQ- All work will be dcUvcred at any point on the King's Mountain Railroad, FREE of charge. He i? also prepared to furnish to order, IRON RAILING of any desired pattern, for Fences, Balconies, 4tc. Jannary 10 ~ 3 lp OFFICE A. Q. M., CHARLESTON, S. C., October 1st, 1862. A/TR. J. C. MILLER is appointed JLtJL Agent of tltis Department, for the purchase of FODDER and CORN for the Districts of York and Chester. Planters desiring to sell will communicate with him, through the POST OFFICE, at Yorkville, S. Carolina.? Particular attention must be paid to the PACKING. No WATER must be used, as great loss to the Government was experienced last year, by Fodder being improperly packed, all such wiU be rejected. MOTTE A. PRINGLE, Capt. and A. Q. M. October IS 40 If i U OUTH CAROLINA?YORK DISO TRICT.?Whereas, F. H." BROWN has applied to me for Letters of Administration, on all and singular, the goods and chattels, rights and credits of WILLIAM M. BROWN, late of the District, aforesaid, deceased. These are, therefore, to cite and admonish all and singular, the kindred and creditors of the said deceased, to be and appear before me at our next Ordinary's Court for the said District,to beholden at York Court House on the 24th day of April Instant, to shew cause, if any, why the said Administration should not be granted. Given under my hand and Seal, tills 6th day of April, in the vear of our Lord one thousand eight iiundrcd and slxty-turee, and in tliceighty-scveuth year of the I ndependcnce of South Carolina. JOHN A. BROWN, O. Y. D. April 8 14 2t Q OUTH CAROLINA-YORK DISO TRICT.?Whereas, JOSEPH G. 8MARR has applied to me for Letters of Administration on all and slugular the goods and chattels, rights and credits of NATHANIEL HILL, late of the District aforesaid, deceased. These are therefore to cite and admonish all and singular, the kindred and creditors of the said deceased, to be ami appear before me at our next Ordinary's Court for the said District, to be holden ut York Court House on the 24th day of April liistant, to shew cause, if any, why the said Administration should not be granted. Given under ray hand and Seal, this 6th day of April, in the year ot our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and In the eighty-seventh year or tne independence of South Carolinav JOHN A. BROWN, O. Y. D. April 8 14 & QOUTH CAROLINA?YORK DISkj TRICT?Whereas, WALTER B. METTS, C. E. V. D., has applied to ine Tor Letters of Administration on all aud singular, the goods and chattels, rights and credits of JOHN B. JACKSON, late of the District aforeBald. deceased. These arc, therefore, to cite and admonish all and singular, the kindled and creditors of the said deceased, to be mid appear before rnc, at our next Ordinary's Court for the sala District, to be holden at York Court House, on the 18th day of May next, to shew cause, if any, why the said Administration should not be granted. Given under my hand and Seal, this 2nd day of April, in the year ot our Lord one thousand eight hundred anil sixty-three, and In the eighty-seventh year of the Independence of South Carolina. JOHN A. BROWN, O. Y. D April 8 14 2t OT EQUITY YORK DISTRICT. Jno. D. Maclean, Executor, l ta. > Bill for talc of land 4" Negro. Robert Patrick, and others. ) IT appearing to my satisfaction that Robt. P. Bigger, John MiHen and Seliua, his wife, James Bigger, Thomas Davis and John DavL, defendants in above stated case, reside beyond the limits of tills State. It is, therefore, on motion of Williams and Beatty, Complainants Solicitors, ordered, tlmt sold absent defeudants do appear and plead, answer or demur to the Bill filed in this case, within three months from Lite publication of tills notice, or said Bill will be taken pro conlato as to them. (#7*) WALTER B. METTS, Commissioner in Equity. February 18,1863. 7 3m WOW 18 THE TIME ! I WILL PAY THE HIGHEST CASH PRICES FOR ALL CLASSES OF NEGROES. Cf J. PRIDE, jkock mil, a. u. April 1 13 tf CTEAM MILLS FOR SALE.? The undersigned offers for rule or in exchange for NEGRO PROPERTY, bin STEAM MILES in the Town of Yorkville, 8. C., directly on the KING'S MOUNTAIN RAIL ROAD. The MOls consist of WHEAT and CORN MILLS, and a CIRGULAR 8AW?the whole driven by a BOILER and ENGINE of FORTY HORSE POWER, with WELLS and PUMPS to supply with water, and all necessary buildings. The BOILER and ENGINE, if desired, will bo sold alone. S. J. KUYKENDAL. March 18 11 tf Transient Boarding, HTHE UNDERSIGNED HASsLOJL cateo himself a few doors Nortb of STOWE'S hotel, and is prepared to accommodate ail tiiat may favor him with a call. His TABLE shall be furnished with the substantial of life, as well as PROVENDER and Stabling for horse. W. P. McFADDEN. Yorkvffle, April 8,1663. _ M 5m* To any Man in the World, rlAY Tvants to buy a VALUABLE PLANTATION, would do well to call on me. I will sell for CASH, nod will take CURRENT FUNDS in payment. Call on ute soon. THOS. DA VIES, Yorkville, S. . April 8 14 2t* 53- Carolinian copy Daily for one week, nnd forward account to the Euquircr Oflice. FOR SALE. 2Q0 lbs COPPERAS. 100 fcs BLUB STONE. 500 BUNCHES YARN. Coll soon at W. D. & J. 0. MILLER'S. October 22 43 if I^ticeT^as- executor of it ELIAS M. JACKSON, deceased, I will sell to the Ill-best bidder, at the house of ROBERT DAVIDSON, uear ltroad River,-on Thursday, 2Hrd of April, a tract of land belonging to said deceased, containing ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTEEN ACRES and TWENTY-ONE POLES, bounded by lauds of Robert Davidson and others. Terms made known on the day of sale. DAVID J. JACKSON, Execulor. March.25 12 4t 1VTOTICE.?1 WILL PAY. SIX i. 1 DOLLARS per CORD for TAN BARK delivered at my tannery in Yorkville. : also : T WILL'RENT THE HOUSE A where I now live, for the ballance of the year and will Ifive possession Immediately. J. HERNDON. March 25 12 tf "[RENTAL NOTICE.?D URING J?' my absence from Yorkville, I have made arrangements with Dr. LESLIE O'WEN, formerly ofCh arleston, to take charge of my OFFICE, adjoining the Enquirer building, where lie will be pleased to wait on my customers, is usual. He is a gentleman of much experience in my line of business, and will, doubtless, give general satisfaction. W. M. WALKER, Deutlst. February 25 8 tf CARRIAGE SHOP. THE Subscriber still continues the fiS&Jgggi. CARRIAGE and BUGGY BUSINESS XE? at the old STAND. All kinas of coun try produce taken in exchange for work. ALSO, HORSF. SHOEING and general country WORK done by W. P. McFADDEN. January zj 4 U DR. ALFRED CRAVEN |Usitet Surgeon ?enlist, YORKVILLE, S. C. ' (XJ-On the East side of Main Street, South of the "Palmetto Hotel."-6J} January 6 1 tf RAGS! RAGS!! RAGS! !: KAAA LBS Rajrs "Wanted at the PRINTING OFFICE immediately for which 3 cents per pound will be paid. September 10 37 tf WRITING PAPER, JUST Received a lot of CAP and LETTER PAPER, SOUTHERN MANUFACTURE. For sale at the ENQUIRER OFFICE. March 23 12 tf F)r tax collector?we are authorized to announce SMITH SANDERS as a Candidate for the office of 'I'AX COLLECTOR of York District, at the ensuing election. November 19, 1662 47 ly* jacob's cordial.?a sure pj Remedy for DIARRHOEA, DYSENTERY, and FLUX. Sold for CASH at THE ENQUIRER OFFICE. jacob's cordial.?a sure pj Remedy for DIARRHOEA, DYSENTERY, and FLUX. Sold for CASH at THE ENQUIRER OFFICE. July 11 28 tf Jacob's cordial.?a sure Remedy for DIARRHOEA, DYSENTERY, AND FLUX. Sold for CASH at THE ENQUIRER OFFICE. July 11 28 tf jacob's cordial.?a sure #1 T> <wG. rUAPPWrPA nV?FA'TPRV AVn FLUX. Sold for CASH at THE ENQUIRER OFFICE July 11 .28 tf JACOB'S CORDIAL.?A SURE tf Rjinedy for DLARRIICEA, DYSENTERY, AND FLUX. Solu for CASH at THE ENQUIRER OFFICE. JACOB'S CORDIAL.?A SURE Remedy for DIARRHOEA, DYSENTERY, AND FLUX. Sold for CASH at THE ENQUIRER OFFICE. July 11 28 tf JACOB'S CORDIAL.?A SURE tf Remedy for DIARRHOEA, DYSENTERY, AND FLUX. Sold for CASH at THE ENQUIRER OFFICE. July 11 28 tf JACOB'S-30RDIAL.?A SURE tf Remedy for DIARRHOEA, DYSENTERY, and FLUX. Sold for CASH at THE ENQUIRER OFFICE. July 11 23 tf I THE ATTACK OS CHARLESTON. The Mercury of the 8th has the * following account of the opening attack upon Charleston: At last, the long period of doubt and delay is at an end; and this goodly city, gir? died with the fiery oircle 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 the war, which, we trust, is to add new lustre to the fame of Charleston, has olosed. Let us render thanks to the Lord of Hosts that the result, thus far, has been one of proud triumph to our oountry. As yet, however, we have but entered upon the ordeal. It will be for the next few days to tell the tale of our sad disaster, or oomplete success. In view of the reticence which (for reasons of military policy*) has heretofore mark ed our allusions to the presence of the ironclad fleet, a review of the events of the weelc will not bo out of place. Abontnoon on Sunday last the first intelligence was flashed to the oity from Fort Sumter, that the turrets of the far-famed Monitor gunboats were looming up against the south eastern horizon. During the afternoon the entire fleet hove in sight. Eight Monitors, besides the frigate Ironsides and twentyseven wooden war vessels, took up their position just beyond the bar. As the news became bruited about the city, 7ery many of our non-combatant population (previously inoredulous of danger) made hasty preparations to depart; and every train that has left the city since has gone heavily laden 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, and the debarkation of a considerable force of Yankee troops on Cole's Island. But throughout Monday and Monday night', the armored fleet held its position beyond the bar. On Tuesday morning it was observed that another Monitor had arrived, making a force of no less than ten iron-clad vcbscIs, including the Ironsides. At 2 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon, a dispatch from Fort Sumter announced that these vessels had crossed the bar, and were cautiously steaming in ward?the foremost one having at that time reached a point about 'hree thousand 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 answered by a heavy report and o nlnnd nf ttViUa omrtlrA frnm f.hn t.iirrAk nf one of tbe Motors. At ten minutes after tbree, the eoemy having eoine within range, Fort Sumter opened ber batteries, and, almost simultaneously, the white smoke could be seen puffing from the low sand hills of Morris and Sullivan's Islands, indicating thatr the Beauregard Battery, on the left, and Battery Wagner on tbe extreme right, had become engaged. Five of the ironclads, formiug in line of battle in front of Fort Sumter, maintained a very rapid return fire, occasionally hurling their 15 inch shot and shell against Fort Moultrie and the mioor batteries, but all directing their chief efforts against the east face of Fort Sumter. Gradually, but visibly, the distance between the attacking vesseta and the Fort was lessened, and as the enemy drew nearer the firiog became hot and almost continuous About half past four o'clock, the battle became fierce and general. The scene at th^t hour, as viewed from tbe Battery promenade, was truly gr?nd. Battery Bee had now mingled the hoarse thunder of its guns in the universal din, and the whole expanse of the harbor entrance, from Sullivan's Island to Cumming'sPoint, became enveloped in the smoke and constant flashes of the conflict. The iron-clads kept constantly shifting their position, but, whichever way they went, their ports, always turned to the battlements of Sumter, poured forth their terrible projectiles against the walls of that famous stronghold. Ever and anon, as the huge shot were ricochetting towards the mark, the water was dashed up in vast sheets of sprav, towering far above the parapet of the Fort, while the wreaths of smoke constantly ascending from the barbette guns showed how actively the artillerymen of the post were discharging their duties. In the foreground, our own staunch little iron-clads the Palmetto State and Chicora, could be seen steaming energetically up and down their chosen lighting position, evidently impatient to participate in the fray. Up to this time the frigate Ironsides had borne a very conspicuous part in the fight. Her long hull lay at the distance, apparently, of. a mile from our batteries, and her tremendous 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 Southward, she gave Fort Sumter a few parting shots and withdrew from the action. The Keokuk, a double turreted Monitor, soon after followed her example; and before five o'clock the firing had evidently begun to slacken. The remaining Monitors, however, still kept up the bombardment, and our forts and batteries replied with undiminished alacrity. At quarter after five, p. m.,?the Monitors began to retire, and at half past five, the en emy fired the last shot of the engagement. Gratifying as were the general results of the fight, the late hour at which it closed precluded the pcssibilitj of our receiving the full details from the Forts. A dispatoh from Fort Sumter informs us that the Ironaides and Keokuk were both very roughly handled, and retired seriously injured. The Keokuk had her flag shot down, her boat shot away, tbree holes in her smoke stack and a portion 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 Sumter was struok thirty-four times. One of our guns was dismounted, but oth erwise the Fort is in good condition. Fort Monltrie was uninjured. The casualties at Fort Snmter were a drummer boy, named Ahrens, mortally wounded; two men severely wounded, and three others slightly injured. At Fort Moultrie, one man was unAi'^anfolln hnrf Ktr a. fiill frnm ftiA flaryfltaff ovumuumi; ??? "J ? "w? on which he was replacing onr flag, which had been shot away. We learn that he afterwards died. Two small houses on the back beach of Sullivan's Island were demolished by the enemy's fire. J After their withdrawal from the action, the enemy's ironclads anchored off Morris Island where they now lie. Many think that the fight will be renewed at daybreak this morning; but up to the time at which we write (3 a. m.) all i?quiet. The reports we get from the Stono river say that the enemy's transports still remain in the stream.' Doubtless the Yankee generals intend, before venturing npon a land attack, to await the issue of the struggle between their ships and onr batteries. The Courier contains the following : , Information received from mysterious sources caused the General in oommand of this District to expect an attack at an early day. And that intelligence received confirmation on Sunday morning. On that day four Monitors, the Ironsides and thirty vessels of various sizes, were seen off the bar. Four Monitors and thirty-five wooden vessels were added to the fleet on the following day; thirty-five vessels for the most part transports, appeared in the Stono, and the enemy landed a force of about' 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 expectations of .1 . i . i > t n 1 tnat sagacious ana warcniai wenerai were - realized. The atmosphere early on Tuesday morning was misty, but as the day advanced the haze lightened, and the Monitors and tfce Ironsides were seen lying off Morris Island. Between two and three o'ciock in the afternoon a dispatch from Col. Bhett, commandant of Fort Sumter, informed Gen. Beauregard that five Monitors and the Ironsides were approaching the Fort. The fleet were seen rounding the point of Morris Island, the Keokuk in the advance. When the double turreted monster, the most formidable of its class, came within range, Fort Sumter opened upon her with a broadside. They kept on their way and formed in line of battle off the Fort at a distance of about two thousand yards-; At three p. ui., the action was opened, by Fort Moultrie firing the first gun. Fort Sumter opened ten minutes later. Battery Bee, Forts Wagner and Beauregard and the battery at Cummins' Point also opened, firing by battery. The fleet fired with great rapidity; our forts and batteries replied with spirit and singular accuracy. The Ironsides took position to the left of Fort Snmter, directing all her guns at that fort, and throwing shells exolnsively. It was manifest that the Ironsides was appointed to test the strength of the Fort, whose reduction was the inanguration of the terrific contest now going on. Fort Sumter acknowledged uic compliment of the preference by pouring the contents of her biggest gnns into the sides of the pride of the Yankee navy, and she was not treated with contempt by the other forts and batteries. Abont forty-five minutes after the engagement began, steam wis seen issuing, in dense volumes, from the Ironsides, and she withdrew from the action, taking position to the South of Fort Sumter, but remain* ing a silent spectator of the exoiting scene. It is believed she was seriously damaged. The firing from our Forts became more and more accurate as the engagement proceeded. The shot and shell fell thickly in the midst of the hostijp fleet, and smokestacks of every one of them were struck several times. Fort Sumter now* appeared to be the chief aim of all the enemy's iron clads. The Keokuk, a double turretted ironclad, and considered by the Yankees the most formidable of their terrible monsters, received a large share of attention from our gallant gunners. She ocoupied the post of honor, and in accordance with the custom of war, it was made the post of danger.? She paid dearly for her reputation, having been hit several times. At about 5 o'clock she followed the example of the Ironsides, and withdrew, evidently seriously crippled. The other Monitors continued the fight, till forty-five minutes past five o'olock, when they steamed away, and came to anchor off Morris Island. During the battle a drummer boy, named Ahrens, was killed at Fort Sumter and five men wounded, two severely in the head, the others slightly. One man came to his death from the falling of the flag staff of Fort Moultrie. Two houses on Sullivan's Island, on the back beach, were struck, one of which was demolished. A shot passed through Fort Sumter's flag. Col. Rhett was in command of Fort Sumter, Colonel Butler of Fort Moultrie, Capt. Sitgreaves of Fort Beauregard, Lieut. Col. Simkins of Battery Bee, Major Huger of Battery Wagner and Lieut. Lesesne, with a detachment from Fort Sumter, of the Battery on Cummins' Point. Fort Sumter was hit thirty four times, but received no damage. We learn that six men belonging to Capt. Mathews' artillery company, stationed at Battery Wagner, were wounded. Two of those have since died. Two were very seriously wounded, and it was thought one would die before morning. The other two including an officer, was but slightly wounded. The last gun was fired by the enemy at half past five p. m. . Three ironclads, one supposed to be the Keokuk, were seen about six o'clook going South, apparently in tow of a. large steamer. The others were all outside the bar.? The IronsideB was struck in the stern by a rifled shot from Battery Wagner. [ There was no casualties at the Cummins' i Point battery. The practice was admirable and reflects j ?reat credit upon officers and men. All who took part in the battle performed their daties with ardor, skill and'fidelity. Their behavior and the accnraoy with which they used their guns assure us that they are sufficient for the important work assigned them, and furnish us with strong grounds upon which to bottom our hope of a deoisive and glorious victory. When they come again and nearer, the iron sheathed vessels will fare worse. It is expeoted the enemy will renew the attack to day. THE MOVEMENTS OFF THE BAR. Yesterday passed without any further demonstration on the part of the enemy's fleet. ' At nine o'clock the glorious news reached the city that the double-turreted Monitor, Keokuk, the last built and by far the most formidable of the enemy's iron clads, bad sunk just one hour before, off Morris' Island, and about a thousand yards from the beach. It is supposed that she was kept afloat during the night suoceeding the engagement by her steam pumps, but that the water gained steadily upon the pumps, and soon after daylight all hope of saving her was abandoned. Just previous to her sinking, a tug sent from the fleet took off her orew. The Keokuk now lies in the position where she sank, her smoke stack and pilot house being still visible above the water. It was noticed on Wednesday morning, that one Monitor, besides the Keokuk, was missing from the fleet, leaving only seven Monitors and the Ironsides .remaining. It is believed that, the missing Monitor was so badly injured in the action as to render it necessary to send her to Port Royal for repairs., Altogether, the evidence is complete and satisfactory that the Yankee ironclads, whatever other merits they may have, are not invulnerable. The haste and confusion of the enemy in his retreat may be inferred from the fact that he did not take time to secure the man a mklrtk Ua lift/1 kwAiintif to'tk k?m uuiuc nuiuu uc uau uiuuguo nivu uiiu iui the purpose of feeling for oar torpedoes.? This non-descript contrivance, or "devil," as the Yankees term it, floated ashore on the Morris' Island beaoh on Wednesday forenoon, and fell iqto the hands of our troops. We learn that it is simply a long and substantially bnilt scow, haying a bow bountifully supplied with hooks, etc., and with a forked stern, so constructed as to flt the prow of one of the Monitor gun-boats. In coming op the main ship channel to the Attack, the Monitors advanced in single file, the Passaic slowly leading tho way, and pushing forward this same "devil," with the hope of causing a premature explosion of our submarine defences. The Monitors, in delivering their fire, steamed round in an elliptic course in front of the East face of Sumter, the closest range into which they came, being estimated at six hundred yards. All the batteries in the harbor were commanded by Gen. Ripley, admitted to be probably the best artillery officer in the Confederate service, whose approved arrangement of works and of guns for the defence of the water approach to Charleston have at leDgth been pat on trial. He expected to have made bis headquarters at Fort Sumter, and hurried off from the oity, but the suddenness of the afternoon attack aud the stornl of concentrated fire npon that fortress, prevented all approach. He therefore stationed himself at Battery Bee, on Sullivan's Island, during the action, buoyant with hope, and sternly lit with the joy of battle, while giving his directions and watching the grand and novel struggle. Gen. Beauregard himself, accompanied by Gen. Jordan and staff officers, was a radiant and confident spectator of the fight from the East Bay battery promenade. This successful repulse and first destruction of the dreaded iron monster of the deep, must add new laurels to the fadeless wreath he already wears, and again nnites his own triumph with the distinguished, and so far successful, servioes of Gen. Ripley to the people of South Carolina and Charleston.? Mercurv. ?th. The Keokuk was ooe of the most powerful of her class, and her loss will be a staggering blow to the enemy. She was built last Spring and Summer, in i"v"irdance with plans furnished by Mr. Y nitL9y, an iron morohant of New York, ana v-j said to be impervious to the largest shot or shell capable of being thrown from the most formidable fortification. Her armament consisted of two fitteen-inoh Dahlgren guns? one in each turret. Thus ends one of the boasted invulnerable fleet, which, it has long been trumpeted forth, could not be sunk, but would demolish and wipe out everything that opposed their progress. The result so far ha9 elated our people and given the highest satisfaction to our < military commanders. Whether it will prove as equally satisfactory to the enemy remains to be seen. i It is known that several others of the < fleet, said to be ten in number, that made i the attack, were severely injured. We learn from good authority that the -i distance of the Monitors from Fort Sumter daring the engagement was not over eight : trnrila flip nfpflmpr PflBflnifl Wfta 1 the leader and not the Keokuk as at first reported. The latter is said to have been the last to eome into line and the last going out. I Seven of the Monitors and the Ironsides i were reported at headquarters as still inside the bar Wednesday morning. A later report in the afternoon stated that these ves- I sels had gone outside and eight turreted i Monitors were seen steaming South, apparently bound to Port Royal. It was thought i they remained inside during the night and following morning to render assistance to : the Keokuk, but finding all their efforts to save her useless, they abandoned her and ' left as above stated. Ia the evening, however, the seven tarreted monsters re-appeared, and it is believed they had merely gone round to Stono to avoid the heavy blow that prevailed at the bar daring the afternoon. It is also reported that two of the small boats belonging to the Keokuk have been seoared by oar meo on Morris' Island. : - It is hardly probable that the enemy, after his injuries and experience received in the attack of Tuesday, will be ready for another trial very soon, if at all, especially in the same direction. It is a curious coincidence of war that the commanders, Gens. Beauregard, Ripley, Col. Rhett, Lieut. Col. Yates, and nearly pall the garrison of Fort Sumter, were tb^ same men who were the chief aotors in the bloodless redaotion of Fort Samter in April I861^and whahave now .so glorioasly and successfully repelled a formidable attack upon this famous fortress, while in their keeping. \, No additional news was received from/ Stono. The number of vessels reported in side was about thirty. The heavy firing heard early in the morning and later in the afternoon is believed to have been practicing at the batteries.? Chasdeston Courier, ?th inst. THE FOE. The enemy still continues to oocnpy the position lie took after withdrawing from the engagement on Tuesday. It was expected that he would renew the battle, and with a more fierce demonstration of strength essay the reduction of the strongholds that gnard the approaches to our oity by water. But for reasons known only to himself ho delays another attack, and contents himself with the threats the presence of bis dark hulked craft give expression to. It is, however, not reasonable to suppose that he will not come again. Neither the Government nor the people will be satisfied with that feeble effort to get possession of Charleston. The- despot, the press, the speculators and contractors, and the great Yankee public would cry out against the abandonment of the expedition at this stage. The Ironsides and the Monitors will open their terrific fire upon our strongholds once more, and to day the deep boom of their enormous guns may fall upon our ear. We are ready for them. Officers, gunners and people are eagerly expectant of their coming. With hearts rendered the more confident by the result of the battle of the seventh, we long to eDjoy the viotory t* l. r* _i n . i _*it i . /i . wnicu we ieei uoa win vouensaie rue energy, skill and valor that have marked the preparation and the resistance. When the boastful foe. comes again, we hope and believe that his water monsters will suffer so greatly that be will lose all stomach for the dangerous undertaking.? But we trnst that before he abandons the disagreeable work, he will give us an opportunity of showing him that we can do more than simply repulse his onslaughts. Tbe^nniversary of the fall of Fort Sumter will likely be the oooasion of another conflict in our harbor. Sis Monitors and the Ironsides were still inside the bar up to Thursday evening; do material ohange having been made iu 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 evening. Nothing positive-could be ascertained as to its real character. Charleston Courier, i Oth. ' v'/ From the Charleston Mercuiy. Destruction of the Yankee Gunboat , in Coosaw Biver?Full Particulars. On Wednesday evening our watchful pickets reported a gunboat of the enemy in Coosaw river, near Chisolm's Island. It was at first believed that the vessel was aground, but subsequent events proved that she was anchored there. During the night another gunboat also took " position in the same neighborhood. Upon the first intimation of the presence of one of the enemy's vessels in a position which offered an opportunity for punishment, General Walker ordered sections of the Beaufort Artillery, Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia batteries to move forward, with a view to attack, and if possible destroy the vessels. These, with a proper Infantry support, consisting of a regiment of Gen. Cook's brig ade, reached the scene of action during the night; and waited for daybreak to open the ball. Before morning one of the gunboats moved down towards Port Royal Ferry, and a force was detached and sent in that direction to operate should an opportunity offer. At dawn, Capt. Lumpkin, of the Virginia battery, and Lieut. Hal. Stuart, of the Beaufort Artillery, brought their guus in position in splendid style, having to manoeuvre, under great disadvantages, in an old cotton held. Before the Abolitionists had time to rub their eyes and turn over in their bunks, the 6 pound shot and 12 pound shell were crashing through the sides of the gunboat in jolly style. Lieut. Stuart's second shot knocked off the rudder, and the ship became unmanageable. In a few miuutes, after firing their heavy guns in return, the Yankees displayed the white Sag, and our guns ceased their terrible fire. The vessel was discovered to be on fire from our shells, and hence the surrender. As usual, the rascals used the flag only for their personal safety; for, by this time, the gunboat had drifted over to the other shore and the valiant crew jumped into the marsh, and, regardless of the mud and water, they struggled for the inland shore.? iktn AMa nrttifl atAan li ? if m occiug tuto, uui guus itoiocjctawu a hluc, and a perfeot bail of grape and canister felt among the fugitives; killing and wounding several. Captain Stephen Elliott; having returned from detached service with General Walker, now boarded the burning ship, and secured, with the limited means at his command, a number of articles of value, and would have brought off the guns, but the gauboat was seen returning, shelling the shore with considerable spite, and he returned with his boats. Three prisoners were taken from the burning ship, all dreadfully wonn&fe 1 They were suffering terribly, and but little information was obtained. The presence of the two boats was accounted for in this wise : They went to.that point with "seated^; orders," upon opening which they--found that they were to silence any rebel batteries that they might find on the river. Oar brave boys have the consolation of knowing . that there is one gunboat less in the Admk raFs fleet. Not a man nor a horse was huj? on our side. The troops returned to their oamps on Thursday in excellent spirits, to read the fall particulars of the glorious rid* tory at Charleston. Of course, everybody was in a good humor, and satisfied with this week's experiments in gunboat, warfare. ?? ? The Yazoo Pass.-?The Mobile Advertiser and Register says that the report of* Yankee steamer having got through Yazoo Pass need cause no alarm. If it be true the boat is in a nice trap. That is ail.? The Register adds: We were conversing yesterday with an old navigator, who onoe took a steamboat through the Pass to the Yazoo?that was the Eliza No. 2, which oor people remember?and they almost bad to take her to pieces and carry Ler through piecemeal; at least it was actually necessary sometimes to take off her paddle boards. The Yazoo pass makes oat from the Mississippi to Moon Lak^ is shoH and hot difficult of navigation when in proper order. From Moon Lake to Coldwater river moa ihe. Cold water pass, sixteen miles long?4f it were stretched out?as crooked as the crookedest thing you i&n think of, and barest wide enough for a flat boat to get through. From tig* by Coldwater river the roctft liar to the Tallahatchie and . About twenty years ago this communication, the whole of which goes by the general name of the Yazoo Pass was rendered navigable by the State of Mississippi, but since that time the policy of the State changed, and preferring tbe-feelamation of the swamp lands to the advantanges of navigation, the pass has been cjosed by aat Of the Legislature, and a levee thrown across it on the Mississippi. For..-sometime flat* boatmen persisted in breaking the levee and passing through; to prevent whiph timber was felled bo U obstruct the ohsnnel, which was properly only navigable for flatboats at first. ?*?? ' ~ . Cotton Panic.?Cotton took a terrible fright in the Maoon market on Saturday.? The speculators had been footballing it back and forth till they had kicked it up to forty odd cents a pound; but Saturday morning telegrams came from Augusta to buy no . more over a maximum 01 twenty cents.? This, yon will ofcsem, left a somewhat broad margin between buyers and holders,' and the result was?nothing dime, nop Was, there any effort to accommodate the^ifferenoe. Nobody wanted to buy. From an object of too fond and eager pursuit, cotton suddenly sunk into universal disfavor. The causes of the sudden change werv numerous, but the principal ones were, no doubt, 1st. The Confederate tax on oottoo and other produce, iu the hands of speculative holders. This tax is ten per cent, or say twenty dollars per bale. Another cause was the failure of the one acre bill in the Legislature. The crop of this year under the three acre law now in force, liberally construed as it will be iu practice, will largely swell the volume of this idle product now lying useless and cumbersome in all the market towns of the State. Thus it will be seen that at the moment the paper makers took fright at the. price of cotton, a concatenation of events has come to their relief, and the other staple will probably subside quietly again into sober habits and safer prices. Indeed, we shall not be surprised to sea it go verylo.w.? Planters will be indisposed to hold it at an annual tax of five per cent., and speculators will not like it much better at ten. Macon Telegraph, W ?The Month op April.-?This month includes the 2d anniversary of the commencement of hostilities. Fort Sumter was attacked on the -12th of April, 1861.?In April, 1862, Fort Pulaski was taken by the enemy. Fort Macon, in N. Carolina, and Forts Jackson and St. Phillips surrendered. New Orleans was taken. Island vr in .-II fTU? Ol.!!A ...a 110< IV Kill. J.UC UUilO VI vuuwu W?a fought, and those of Pittsburg Landing and Pasquotank. It was a lively and a disastrous month to the Confederates, and ire apprehend that the present month of April will be orowded with stirring incidents.? An attack upon Charleston or Savannah, or both?a gro?t battle in Tennessee and tip other on the Rappahannock, an assault upon Vicksburg and another upon Port Hudsou, all seem to be probable events, daring the month we have just entered?-events, which, for the most part, have only been delayed by natural hindrances which the advent of warm and seasonable weather will remove. Never were thirty days more pregnant with these grand developments wbioh direct the current of history and shape the destiny of nations.?Macon Telegraph. Commendable Move.?-At the last term of the Rockbridge county (Via.) Court, a committee of citizens was appointed.for the purpose of making a roll showing the names of all omcers, oou-oommissiODea officers, and privates who have been, are now, or may be, in the military service, of the Confederate States from that connty daring the present war, affixing opposite to eaoh name in said roll s complete history of each person from the timeie entered the service until his connection therewith ceased by death or otherwise. Were this example more generally followed it would rescue from oblivion the names of the "unknown dead/' and its beneficial influenco%onld be felt throughout the army.