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YORK VILLE, S. C.
WEDNESDAY EVENING, SEPTEUBEE 9,1863.
NOTICE.
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connected with the publishing business, the following
ore our rates of subscription and advertising :
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ADVERTISING.
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subsequent Insertion, in this size type. No advertisement
counted less than a square. Announcements of candidates
?12 per year, invariably in advance.
Obituaries and Tributes of Respect rated as advertisements,
and charged accordingly.
April :K. 1863.
MILITARY.
Orders have been issued for Col. Fort's
Regiment of sis months' troops to report to
. Gen. Walker at Poootaligo?companies to
rendezvous on tbo lines of Railroads on
Thursday next, 10th inst. Col. Williams'
Regiment to report to General Ripley at
Charleston?companies to rendezvous on
the Railroads on Friday, the 11th instant.
Col. Roberts' Regiment to report to Gen.
Ripley at Charleston?companies to rendez
vous on the Railroads on Saturday, the 12th
instant.
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THE ABMY.
Tbis subject has been for sometime discussed
through the press of the country,
and some of them have come to wild conclusions.
Negroes could be made useful
iu the army in many ways, teamsters and
cooks, for instance ; but when they cannot
be spared to work on our fortifications, without
impressment, how are they io be pro
cured, except by .the well paid officers, and
those who own them '! The Mksksippian
(now published at Meridian) is quite conclusive
in a late article; it says, we must
either employ (arm) the uegroes ourselves,
or the enemy will employ them against us
?they are no loDgcr negative characters,
but subjects of volition as other people?
they must be taught it is their duty, as well
as the white man's to defend their homes
with arms, if needs be. There arc 600,000
able bodied men among them, who Lincoln
proposes to free and arm against us, 50,000 ^
already in the ranks; he most be checking
ted, and if nothing else will do?if tho negroes
cannot be made effective and trustworthy
any other way, "let them be declared
free, placed in the ranks, and told to fight
for their homes and country." This would
show that althongh slavery is one of the
principles we started oat to fight for, yet it
falls fur short of being tho chief one?it
would prove to our own soldiers, threefourths
of whom never owned a negro, that
it is not "the rich man's war, and poor
man's fioht." hut a war for the most sacred
of all principles, the right to govern ourselves.
It would at once remove all the
odium which attaohes to U3 on account of
slavery, aod bring us speedy recognition, and
if necessary, intervention. ' Let not slavery
prove a barrier to our independence. If it
is found in iho way?if it proves an insurmountable
obstacle to the achievement of
our liberty and separate nationality, away
with it! Lot it perish ! We muat make
up our minds to ofie solemn duty, the first
duty of the patriot, and that is, to save ourselves
from the rapacious North, whatever
the cost "
The hiiHsissippian seems rather despond
ing, or we would rather have seen a different
conrse recomraeoded. The negroes j
must always be our '-hewers of wood, and j
drawers of water." and a9 such should be
pressed into service,"but never do we wish
to see them with arms in their hands for
our defence?if we cannot bring oat the
rich to support the war with their persons
and property, let it go?but we trust wnen :
it is seeu tbe great necessity is on us, our
whole white force will be brought into action?the
resources of the c<>uutry made to
support the families of the absent soldiers? j
trafficking ana speculating in the necessaries
of ltfe suppressed entirely, the exemption
acts repealed?substitution expressly
done away with ; and the ?repaciry" uow
exercised among ourselves once rut down, j
wc need no provision against the "rapacious 1
North," by tbc sacrifice of our institutions, j
Tbe poor soldier is not jealous of the rich j
man; God forbid, ho only asks to scare i
with him his dangers, and cot to sell his' *
. largo crops to the speculators who extort
from their families the miserable pittance
allowed by Government in a worthless currency
We dissent from the opinions of
the Jlississippian, whatever its conclusions
may be; but we think a lesson is -afforded j
to certain quarters, that may be appreciated.
EDITORIAL ITEMS.
? Brigadier Gen. Ripley, will not resign
because of Major Genera! Gilmer ranking |
him in Charleston. Ho deems it his duty j
to remain in service, and his friends, we ;
think do him little service by their ill judged
comments.
? It seems that Morgau and his men
have been treated as convicts in the Ohio
Penitentiary, by shaving their heads, &c.
but wo hear of no other retaliation than ;
good treatment of Yankee officers in our J
hands. ?
Opposition to our late members of Congress
bas been brought in one or two Dis?
tricts. This is uo time for canvassing the
the State, aud uo "patriot" we think is
likely to distract the State with his claims
at present. We hope to see the old members
returned for the time, "we may go
farther and fare worse " There is room in
the ariny for all who love "the dear country."
? Gen. Gilmer, and Staff inspected BatI
tery Wagner last Friday, and expressed
himself highly pleased with its condition,
strength and power of resistance. It will
be gallantly dofended to the last.
? The time allowed by the President's
proclamation, is about expiring, so that Deserters
from the army will hereafter be
dealt with as the law directs?death.
? C. G. Greer, wounded in the shoulder,
and J Doster, in calf, both of Company A,
12th Reg. S. C. V. are still prisoners at David's
Island N. Y., with a large number of
others.
? Mobile, Alabama, is the next point of
oftqnlr nn T Indnfn'a nrnorflmmp Thfi rflUnlt
at Charleston has been waited for, and is
not flattering, so far.
? Orders having been issued to the impressing
agents to seize all flour sold for
over thirty dollars a barrel, those officers
have been busy taking possession of lots
that were changing bands at higher figures.
?Augusta Constitutionalist.
? We contend that the cry of peace should
come from the war-worn veteran?those
w?o know the meaning of war and have
seen some of the effects of Yankee rule?
and that when those who have bared their
breasts to Yankee missiles in every battle
from Bethel to Gettysburg, sue for peace,
it will be time for those at home to crv
peace and not before.
? Late California dispatches say. that the
Mexican journals are vociferous for the recognition
of the South, declaring the United
States a nation of robbers.
? It is stated that sawdust will clean the
hands and face better than soap and in half
the time. This is particularly the case with
blacksmiths and those that are used to heavy
work.
? Several of those engaged in the late
New fork riots huvo been sentenced to hoe
and imprisonment varying from thirty days
to one year and ?200 fine.
^ MEETING OP CITIZENS. Pursuant
to norice, a large and respect
able meeting of the citizens of York District,
was jield at the Court Heuse on Monday
last, when Samuel Rainey, Esq. was
called to the Chair, and Thomas J. Ecclos
to act as Seoretary. The chairman briefly
explained the object of the meeting to be a
response to the call of the Governor for organizations
with a view to home defence,
and to make provision for the families of
our gallant soldiers. The meeting was
opened with prayer by the Rev. Mr. Dickson.
The Rev. J. 31. Anderson addressed the
meeting at.sotne length, eloquently advocating
in the first place a prompt military organization
; and in the second, some systematic
measures for the relief of the families
nf nnp soldiers. This meeting was
"w v* w*" * o
called at the instance of the Board of Re-!
lief, whose means were nearly exhausted.?
Mr. A. also read a letter from Gov. Bonham
to Col. Cad. Jones, relative to tba necessity
of military organization.
On motion of A. B. Springs, Esq., the
Board of Relief were requested to suggest
apian of action for the lelief of sdldier's
families, and a committee of Five were appointed
to whom was referred the letter of
the Governor, vi?: Col. J. A. M'Lean,
Col. Joel W. Rawlinson, Majors Benj. F.
Briggs, A. A. McKenzieand Myles Smith.
The meeting then took a recess until 2
o'clock, when the committees made the
following reports, which were adopted unanimously
: and after an order for publication,
J / .
tbe meeting adjourned.
Wc, the Committee, having been appointed
by tbe meeting to day, make the
following report: We recommend irrespective
of age and exemption, that the Beat
Companies be called out and solicited to
volunteer, to meet tbe present call of the
Governor for State defenoe, and we, the
Committee, think the patriotism of York
District will furnish her necessary quota to
u.eet the Governor's requirement; and we,
the Committee, further recommend that a
Company of SO men ho raised for home
defence. J. A. McLEAN, Chairman.
s> _ .-=?r~
Whereas, the appropriation by the State,
for the relief of indigent families of Poldicrs,
proves insufficient to <upply their necessities,
and the Board of Relief, with the
view to supply in some measure, this deficiency,
do'hereby recommend for your adoption
the following resolutions, viz:
lltsoloedlst. That it is the secse of this
meeting, that an assessment of 2 per '-ent.
belevied upon each and ever; one hundred
bushels of Corn, and 1 pep cent, on each
and everyjone hundred bushols of Wheat,
raised within the limits of the District.
Resolved 2nd, That a Committee of three
in each Beat Company be appointed to make
and collect the said assessment, and provide
withiu the limits of their respective beats,
a Centra! Depot for the 6ame.
Resolved 3rd, That the Commissioners of
the Board of Belief shall distribute the
same, under the superintendence of, aud
subject to the order of their Botfrd.
Resolved 4th, That the respective .Beat
or Assessment Committees bo authorized
and required to call upon non-producers of
I grain, for a proper and just assessment in
i money ; but in no ease to.rcceive a contrikbution
in money, where the same can be
ptid io produce.
; SAML RAINEY, Chairman.
Thomas J. Eccles, Secretary.
r FHOM THE 17TH BEGT., S. C V.
Mount Pleasant, S. C, "I .
September "1st, 1863. J
Dear Enquirer:?The "foot cavalryu
have again been on the wing, and a long
Jlight they havo made since my last letter;
which, I think, was composed of stuff about
"Beaverdams" and "wildernesses." Well,
we are out of tlic ivoods now, in one sense
if not in another. When the "order" came
to us in thatk may 1 never sec again land,
to be "ready at once to leave for Savannah, ,
Georgia, every heart, I will say, in the 17th
gave a quick throb for joy, and many were
. the "shouts" that echoed and reverberated,
for the last time, among those hills, in the
far distant west. A morning march, with
elastic steps, biooght us to Forrest Station,
on the 4th of August, when we were per
mitted to taste our first peaches and melons,
at ?2 per dozen for the former, and 85 each
for the latter?that night reached Meridian,
the Tabernaole Capitol of Mississippi.
Here our boys procured"*rations and
melons, I fear from appearanoes, at something
less than Government prices. However,
early in the morning, with no one in
the guard-house, we were all aboard for
Demopolis, Alabama, where we' arrived
early in the afternoon, having met with the
sad misfortune to lose a worthy soldier from
Chester District, by his falling from a platform
car. and being crushed to pieces by
the wheels j a moment of sadness was visible,
but soon the cloud passed away. Be
fore reaching Demopolis, we have to take a
steamboat down the Tombigbee river fonr
miles. The scenery upon this river?its
high banks of variegated Limestone, reminds
us of the oft-described beauties of
the "Palisade rocks of the Hudson." At '
Demop'jlis, we Gad the camp of the paroled
prisoners from Vioksburg, about 1400 were
in camp who were unable to get to their
homes and enjoy the furlough granted them.
May God soon interpose in behalf of those
noble men, who have left their loved homes
aud friends, in Kentucky and Missouri, to
Gght for the cause of the South.
A brief stop, and wo arc away again for
Selma, at a speed of 20 miles an hour. We
psss the glorious corn Gelds and prairie
lands wo mentioned in a letter before, and
with barely time to waive our hats to the
niria <vf TTmnntnron nt.hftP T>lfl<*08.
uwut w* v U*wmkvm u v?? j ? j
we are on the banks of the .iJa&ama, with
its Indian-meaning of "here we rest" realized
to oar heartfelt satisfaction. By chance
we met oar same old steamer, the R. 13.
Taney, and Captain, waiting to take us aboard.
Thank God, the old 17th is again
aboard, and, as I sincerely prayed before,
with "ranks lcs9 thinned by battle and dis- '
ease" than the "Old Palmetto"; but some
are gone, along Pearl river and Big Black
their spirits left as to join those .of the
"Palmetto boys" of'46 and their own comrades
of '61, Messrs Dover, Morris, Gibson,
Farmer, Montgomery, Dye a: d others have
fought their last fight on earth.
In the cabins, upon the upper and lower ,
decks, the tired soldiers are wrapt in sleep,
and all night long the "Taney" holds her 1
steady but winding coarse ap the "Here !
we rest" river, save about midnight the
scream of a drowning man is heard, but j
the waters have devoured him, and a Ten- i
nessee soldier is no more; "it is a saiall
matter, only a private gone out of the rcg- j
imcot," such is our present estimate of hu- |
man life. In tho afternoon of the 6th, we <
arrived in Montgomery, uot finding trans- 1
nnrtation we camocd for the nicht, and here '
r r I
we were well supplied with fruits at reasonable
prices. This is a beautiful city, aod
appears to be a place of considerable manufacture.
The population is tuuch increased '
by refugees from New Orleans uad other
places. We left this city od the morning
of the 7th aud steamed away for Opelika,
passing and bidding adieu to maDy of the
sweet ladies of Alabama, who cheered us
on, in our journey to Vicksburg, a few
months before. Wuy they never be subject
to Abe Lincoln, nor lack the right kind of ,
hut-bands. At Opelika we changed eujines i
and took the rftad for Columbus, Georgia.
Wo passed Selma and as they would uot
allow any one to sell fruit to soldiers, but
gave everything gratis, I judge very few
have "passed this way. I was amused at
some little boys who charged upou the stock |
..of a negro who was tryiug to sell, and scat- j
tered it in every direction. If there were i
maDy, or enough possessed of the right |
| kind of patriotism at borne, as well as io !
I other places, there would not be so much
! distrust and cowardly submissive feeling, us
I ' I?- xL- X . 4l,?
I tnere is pervnaing me couuiry, tuc mum^ >
1 scoundrels at home who are depreciating |
| our currency, are doing more- agaihst our
cause than all of Lincoln's fleets and ar- '
' mies. Let every true patriot when he sees
! such men, pitch into them, with the in'
stinctive feelings that prompted'the little
' urchins I mentioned above
About sundown on tbe 7th we arrived at j
Columbus, the Lowell of the South, and although
I had believed that there was no :
city equal in beauty, to our own Columbia, j
. I bad my faith almo>t shakeu. This is the i
' greatest manufacturing city, if .we except !
Richmond, that is in the South. We had
to await transportation again here; but be|
fore the break of day on tbe 8ih we were ;
all aboard for Macon, another noble city in J
our empire State, here we rested and fed
on fruit until evening came, when wo. took
the train for Savannah, and all night loDgj,
with a puff, paff, puff, we were making-oar
way to the beleaguered Seaport of Georgia,
at which we arrivod on the morning of the
9th, and in front of the city park, with the
fountain throwing its water in all its boautiful
combinations; the shade and walks
filled with the fair ladies of Savanpah, I
leave your readers with the old 17th in all
its Western rags and dirt, its youog men
too modest to raise their heads, but risking
ono eye at the park and asking if those
things are angels in there ?
More anon. L.
For the Yorkville Enquirer.
Camp Near Mount Pleasant, 1
17th Regitfient, S C. V., Sep. 1, '63. J
Dear Enquirer :?There is much dissatisfaction
existing in camp among those who
at home ocoupied an inferior position in a
pecuniary point of view. The question
naturally arises, why is this ? Why should
true Southerners be dissatisfied while engaged
in as noble a .canse as ever actuated
a natiou of people; I say why should tfcey
be dissatisfied ? When it ife for the well
being of ail that is worth fighting for, viz:
their liberties, homes and families. The
question is easily solved ; go through the
camps at twilight, when the men are seated
around their dimly burning fires, and hear
the complaints as they utter them, relative
to those who at home are living on the fat
of the land, and rejoicing in the oontinuanee
of the war* merely because it affords
them an opportunity of enlarging their
coffersj and storing away money, whioh, if
properly distributed, would render the families
of soldiers happy and prosperous, and
at the same time restore that satisfaction
which is destitute in our ranks. Let not
this be as I have frequently beard it called/
the rich man' sioar and the poor man's fight,
but let as all, rich aod^poor, with one accord,
shoulder our muskets, and readily respond
to the call of our country, in which
all arc equally interested ; and thus let us
continue our efforts without abatement,
never looking back, unless it is to obtain a
glimpse of those brilliant achievements with
which we intend to decorate our future history,
and which is to be the wonder and
admiration of the world, but let us press on
with a clear conscience and an open conn-,
tenanoe, feeling that we are sure of the approbation
and support of the God of Battles,
so long as we are actuated by purely patriotic
motives. Then, as this is a ficht in
which all are equally interested in, let each
one act well his part, so that he can say,
mknn Ma liKnrhno nrn rvntnn^ nnrl Vila nr.nn.
wui;u uio nuwim&o uig ^utuvu uuu mo vwuutry
is looked upou as one cf the brightest
jcwe's among the nations of the earth; it
teas my sweat, my strong arm, my Hood,
that aided in clearing away the dark and
ominous cloud that threatened to obscure
her forever.
Honor to whom honor is due. I). F. B.
Heavy Bombardment.
Charleston, September 5.?To-day baa
witnessed another furious bombardment of
Batteries Wagner and Gregg by the enemy's
3oet abd land batteries. The firing was be-1
*un at jaylightand maintained steadily till
lark. A monitor is now firing at Moultrie.
Another assault on Wagner is deemed not
mprobable to-night. Since Tuesday night,
10 further attack has been made on Samter.'
Brickbuilt Sumter has been held twenty
lays against all the efforts of the enemy's
rreat guns by land and-sen 7,557 shots
have been fired at it. 3,505 have struck
mtside, 2,139 inside. The flag has been
shot away fourteen timeg Orders against
exposure having been rigidly enforced, the
casualties were few.
From the West and South-West.
Chattanooga. Sept. 4.?The down
passenger train ran off the track, when near
Chickaraauga, this morning. The injury
was small. All tho trains were deiayed
several hours.
The enemy were signaling all night, on
Waldou's Ridge, but everything wa's remarkably
quiet across the river to day.?
No further indications of a move on the
part of Roscncraz.
Capt. J. R. Rhodes, of the 1st Confederate
Infantry, was shot at noon, for encouraging
desertion in his own company and
embezzeltpeut of the money of substitutes.
He made a sort of speech, acknowledging
the justice of the sentence, but manifested
little concern, and died without a struggle.
Lieut. Col.. Aderhold, of the same regiment.
was cashiered aod conscripted, yes
terdny, for being connected in the same affair.
Atlanta, September 4.?A special despatch
to the Appeal, from Senatobia, says
Q-en. Price had an engagement with the
enemy, fifteen miles from Little Rook, and
retained a victory. The Yankees are rapidly
rciuforcing the Arkansas army.
The Chicago Times, of the 29th ultimo,
says a messenger that the Yankees lately
sent to Europe reports that six Confederate
irou-clads are en route to raise the blockade
of Charles;.m, and that thirteen others are
in a state of completion, with all the modern
improvements ao(} appliances, designed
to operate against the Yankee seaboard.
Hallcck excuses his inaction by saying
that be is waiting tbo culmination of the
siege of Charleston, and says that in three
weeks, three full corps, unde* Banks, will
move on Mobile from Pascagoula.
4
Those Monster Guns.?Much has
been said recently in regard to the arrival
of certain "big guns" at Charleston. Wo
find in our exchanges the following description
of them : Length, li> feet ; diameter
near the centre, 4 feet 2 inches; tore 13
inches; weight, 44,000 lbs.; weight of
shot, 651 lbs. without the steel point ;
charge of powder 50 lbs.; size of shot, 12&
inches in diameter and 20 inches in length;
size of shell, 12? by 25 inches?nearly as
arge as a flour barrel.
]
Prom Riclimond.
Richmond, Sept. 1.?An eloquent letter
of the Honorable W. C. Rives, oa tho aspect
of pablio ftffairs, was published in the
Whig this morning. In the concluding'
paragraph he rays: "On whatever side I
look, I nee no omen for discouragement, but
on the contrary, new grounds of assurance
with regard to the ultimate and eertain
triumph of the great cause in which we are
embarked. No local or occasional disaster
can check the onward progress of our great
cause which has teen blessed with the approving
smiles of heaven, sustained by stout
hearts, with unceasing vigilanoe and unfaltering
faith."
Several public men of this State have
taken the stump and are addressing mass
meetings in various seotions. They are arousing
the enthusiasm of the people everywhere.
Passengers from Fredericksburg, this af
temoon, report au unusual commotion in
the army of the Yankees in Stafford just
before the train started, the canse of which
could not be ascertained.
* An official statement shows that the entire
debt of Virginia at this time docs not
exoeed thirtv-six million.
-.<?? ?
Raid on Murphy.
Goldman Brjsoa, at tbe head of about
120 disloyal men, made a raid on the town
of Murphy, Cherokee county, N. C., last
Sunday-week. . They did Jmt little, damago
to private, property, bat dainolished tho
Jail, and carried off some 50 or 60 puna
and considerable ammunition which belonged
to tho State, and had been sent to
Cherokee for tbe use of the millitia.. They
met with no opposition, there being no budy
in town but a few old men, and the women
and children.
Bryson is a native of Cherokee county,
but seems to have gone .ole*n ou?r on-the
wropg side. Ho left tljya ^-following document
behind; him.-:
G. W.-Ffayes, D.F Ramsour, M. Fain,
awl J. R. Dyche?Dear Sirs: I am acting
under tbe authority of the U 3. Government.
I have paid a visit to tbe town
of Murphy with a few of the boys to subjugate
die place. We wish to establish and
sustain the laws of tbe old U. S. Government,
m fiimh von mav. nnnnidpr me. and T nroteafr*
j j ? ?i r
such. I have long acted under such laws,
and, tberfore, I shall try to carry out the
laws of the constitution and the Lincoln
government. I am an enemy to the Jeff.
Davis government oortain sure. You know
me, gentlemen, and -you will everfiod mo
noting,under that,rule. Yours, with due
esteem, . G. BRYSON.
[Ashville N. C. News, -Aug. 27.
Major General Gilmer.
Our readers will find, in another part of
to day's paper the official notice of the assignment
of Major General J. F. Gilmer, to
dnty in this Military Department, as'second
in oommand to Geo. Beauregard.
At a grave orisis in the history of Charleston,
an officer high in the confidence of
the Confederal Government and.of military
knowledge, pendente and experience,
has been added to the group of Generals to
whom the defence of the city has been entrpsted.
*
Jeremy F. Gilmer is a native of North
Uarolina, Irom wtncn state ne reoeivea an
appointment as Cadet at West Point in
1835. Ho graduated fourth in his class,
and in 1839 was commissioned Second Liou
tenant of Engineers in the United States
Army. For a time ho acted as Professor
of Engineering at West Point Academy.
At thb time of the secession of the Southern
States, he had risen to the rank of Major of
Engineers, and was on duty in California.
He promptly resigned his commission and
returned to the SoQtb, joining Gen. Sidney
Johnson at Bowling Green. He served
upon the staff of G^norat Johnson as Major
and Chief of Engineers, participating in
the defence of Forts Henry and Donelson,
and in the battle of Shiloh. Upon the full
of General Johnson in the last named conflict,
he was ordered to Richmond, and
placed at the head of the Engineer Bureau
with the rank of Colonel, which position
he Las held up to the date of his appointment,
a few days ago, as Major Geuoral.
We cordially commend General Gilmer
to the esteem and support of our people.
Printing Without Ink.
A gentleman, a large capitalist, and one
of the most successful iuveDtors of the day,
has succeeded in chemically treating the
pulp, during the process of manufacturing
printing paper, in such a manner that, when
the paper, is impressed upon the uninked
types, the chemical particles are crushed,
and a perfect black impression is the result.
The advantage sought to be obtained is the
discarding of ink and rollers, and by revolutionizing
printing machinery, and
printing from a continuous roll of paper, it
is.caloulated that the timo occupied in impressing
large quantities of paper will be
nominal in comparison to the requirements
of the present day. Cleanliness in the
printing office would thus become prover
bi&l, and the time uow wasted in makiug
and distributing the rollers obviated. We
have been assisting this gentleman in some
parts of the experiment, and further information
is withheld at his request until letters
patent shall be obtained.?London
Typographical Advertiser.
m ? ? D AD PACPlf ACTPPG i
itili QAC.umun ui x wi.uauiui.u.
i Governor Milton, of Florida, lately addressed
a letter o the Secr-tary of War od the
subject of the exemption, of Postmasters i
from conscription, and received in reply 1
the following, which effectually setilps the
matter: "In reply I have the honor to
state that the Act of Exemption in fuvor
of postmasters relieved from conscrip ion
only tkoso who were appointed by the PresI
ident and confirmed by the Senate. The 1
postmasters whose nomination are required !
to be made to the Senate, are tlios* whose !
salaiics amount to $1000 per annum, and
nono others are exempt by law."
||>f|
We know a young lady who was en:
gaged to be married to one who was in the
army. He suddenly returned borne. "Why |
have you left the army ?" she enquired of
him. "I have found a substitute!" he re- j
plied. "Well,sir, I cun follow your example,
and fiqd a substitute too. Good morJ
ning." And she left him in the middle of
the room, a disgraoed lover, because a disgraced
soldier.? Mercury.
[LATEST NEWS,
*
Evacuation of Morris* Island.
Charleston, September 7.?The bombardment
was kept up without intermission
all day yesterday and far into the night.?
About one hundred and fifty of oar men
wero killed and wounded at Batteries Wag-'
ncr and Gregg. Tho attempt to assault
Battery Gregg was repulsed before .the ene
my had completed their landing. Great
havoc is supposed to have been played in
the enemy's boats by our grape and cannister.
At dark yesterday afternoon, the
enemy having advanced their sap ap to the
very moat of Wagoerj and it being impossible
to hold tbe island longer, General
Beauregard ordered ita cvacnatbn, wbiob
was executed between 8 o'clock p. m. and
1 o'clock a. m. with success. We spiked
the gons of Wagner and Gregg and withdrew
noiseless!; in forty barges; only one
barge containing twelve men was captured.
The enemy now holds Cumaaioga' Point in
full view of the city. All quiet this morning
'
Charleston, Sept. 7, 12 m.?A dispatch
from Major Stephen Elliott, commanding
Fort Sumter, announces that a
flag of-truce demanding the'immediate surrender
of that fort has just been received
from Admiral Dahlgren by Lieut. Brown
of the Palmetto State. Beauregard telegraphs
Elliott to reply to Dahlgren that be
can hayo.FbrfrSumter when ho takes it and
holds it, and that in the meantime such
demands are puerile and unbecoming.
Charleston, September 7, 8 p. m.?
At G p. m. the Ironsides and Monitors ap?
proaobed 'Fort Sumter closer than usual
and opened a'hot Are against it. Our batteries
on Sullivan's Island, including Fort
iftoultrie replied heavily, and the firing is
still going ou.
** w.- ml a _i mi. /xr ./rv ?r
. bket J-oc ixenevuie \j.j ivcws says
that a deplorable state of affairs exists in
Cherokee county. The militia aro under
arms, bat great consternation prevails, and
i loyal metfiwitl be compelled to leave the
( country unless something is speedily done
to protect thorn..
>-Be on the Look Out.
Tho tog of war is now upon us, and the
season for spies and traitors has come. It
becomes us to exefoise great vigilance, and
I to nip in the'bud every hostile purpose that
may be indicated. The signs arc not hard
to understand.
9
We are informed (says the Southern
Guardian) that in the neighborhood of
White Hall, in the southeastern part of
Abbeville District, several horses have
been recently stoJeD; that white men wearing
blue pants, strangers there, bave been
seen lurking about tho woods sometimes
conversing with negroes. Faithful neeroes
report that they bave been offered 920 bv
theso men to steal a horse for them, &o:,
Sets'. Vigilance, firmness and organization
aro now required everywhere Every
neighborhood and every man remaining in
the country should keep circumspect, cool
and wido awako,
. - *? ?
Mosby WouNDBD.-~We regret to learn
that Col. Mosby, the daring and brilliant
cavalry chieftain' was severely, though not
dangerously wounded in a skirmish with
the enemy near Frederioksburg. He was
shot in two places, the leg and groin. .Hie.
is now at his father's, A. D. Mosby, Esql,
in Amherst.?PetersburgExpress, lsf
Social Notices.
MEETING OP THE BIBLE SOCIETY. .
The Annual Meeting of the York District Bible Socikty
will he held at Ilethel Church, on FRIDAY, the 18th of
September. Rev. W. VV. Carotiiehs will preach the
sermon on that occasion, or Itcv. J. A. I)a vies hi* alter
natc. It Is hoped delegates will be present from all tlic auxiliaries
with substantial aid for this good cause.
J. C. MILLER. Secretary.
?Ktearj..
Dim?In Yorkville, S. C., on tlie 30th ultimo, JESSIE
Dt'BOIS, younger child of Colonel and Mrs. A. Coward,
aged three months aiuf thirteen days.
'As the sweet flower that scents^he morn, I
. Hut witliers In the rising day;
Thus lovely was this infant's dawn,
Thus swiftly fled Its life away.
s." I
It <lied ere Its expanding soul
Had ever burnt with wrong desires,
Ilnd ever spurned npUcnven's control,
Or ever ijucneh'd its sacred fires.
it died to sin, it died to cares,
But tor a moment tell the rod:
O mourner, such, the Lord declares.
Such are tin children of our God."
In Castnu County, N. O., on tlic 1st instant, after a lingeries
illness, MKS. MARY J. FAIKES, in tire 32nd year
of her age.
Mrs. F. was-affectionate andfs'thfaHn the various relations
of life whieh, in the providence of Cod, she was |
called to sustain ; and enjoyed the confidence and tender
regard of those with whom she was associated, in early
life she had made u public p. rfessiun of her laitii in the
Saviour, and for it number of years, lived in the communion
of the Methodist Episcopal Church. But about three
years previous to her death, she had transferred her membership
to the Independent Presbyterian Church at Olney ;
and continued to the close of lite to exhibit the orderly and
humble deportment of a child of Gud.
She bore her severe affliction, which was protracted
through a period of more than six months, with eminent
Christian patience and cheerfulness ; and although she
cherished a strong attachment fur loved ones here, and it
desire to '-abide With theip," yet site exp.-esscd repeatedly
iier unshaken confidence, in her Divine Redeemer, ?id her
acquiescence.in His holv will. .
The pr-.tiiisek of the Bible wcr- laid hold of, and were
most nrecious to her in "lite day of her affliction"; and she
nssufed the writer of this notice that although she desired
to live, yet she did tiot dread to die. And wc confidently
trust thn.she now rests in the bosom of her Savior and Iter
God?that witat is our loss Is her utupcnkablegaln. She
has Irit a kind husband, and many attached relatives mid
friends to mourn her early death. May they enjoy abundantly
the "consolations of grace," and may this and nil
the afflictions of life be sanctified to the living. " C.
September 6th, 16S>3. ,
NOTICE.?ALL REWARDSFOR
X ^ tne anprenensiou ot ausconning negroes, ?
J. TURKEY, in liis lite tint'', arc h-rrbv .. voked.
JOHN QUINN, Administrator.
September 9 33 It*
Commissioner's Sale.
In Equity-Chester District.
E. A. Ncely, ct at. )
vs. v Bill for Partition ^c.
J. J. McLure, etal.)
BY virtue of the decree of the Court
of Equi-y. made in above stated case, I will sell at
YORK COURT HOUSE, on the FIRST. MONDAY IN
OCTOBER next, the following lots and parcels of land, to
wit:'otic EOT ill tliu Town'of Vork'villc, on Congress
Street, bounded bv Ibts of E. A. Neely, J. A. McLean and
lauds of I. 1). Witlici.poon, and containing THREEFOURTHS
OK AN ACRE, more or less. One tract of
laud oil the KINO'S MOUNTAIN ROAD, bounded by
lands of E. A. Neely and otfbcrs, and containing
035 ACRES..
And one other tract on said KING'S MOUNTAIN ROAD,
bounded by lands of E. A. Neelv and others, and containing
ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY-FIVE ACRES.
Turin* made known on day of ?a!e.
($13 50) GILES J. PATTERSON, c. s. c. d.
September 9 06 H
For tax collector.?we
have been requested to announce Col. ANDREW
JACKSON, ana candidate for the office of TAX Cll
LECTOR for YORK DISTRICT, at tJie ensuing election.
^ September U 30 tf
^outh carolina?yorkt5is
O TRICT?Whereas, T. T and PHIL'P R. SANDl|
FER has applied to me for Letters of Administration,
on all and singular, the goods and chattels, rights and
credits of PHILIP SANDIFER, Esq., late of the District
aforesaid, deceased.
These arc, therefore, to cite ami admonish all and singular,
the kindred and creditors ol the said deceased, to be
and appear before me at our next Ordinary's Court for the
said District, to be holdcn at York Court House on the
21st day of September Inst., to show catuo, if any, why the
said Administration should not be granted.
Given under tuy hand and Seal, this 2nd day of September
In the year of r arLord one thousand eight hundred nnd
sixty-three,and in the eighty-eighth year of the Ii.depen- '
deuce of South Carolina.
JOHN A. DROWN*, O. Y. D.
September 9 31 2t
qouth carolina-york"d1skj
TRICT.?Whereas, Rev, J. S. BAILY hasnpplied to
rae for Letters of Administration, it bonis noti, on ail and
slngulnr the goods and chattels, rights and credits of I.
N. SADLER, late of the District aforesaid, deceased.
These aretnercfore to cite and admonish all and singular,
the kindred and creditors of the said deceased, to be nnd
appear before me at our next Ordinary's Court for the snid
District, to be holdcn at.York Court House oh the 21st duy
of SeptemKcr Inst., to shew cause. If any, why ti.o said Administration
should not be granted.
Given under my haDd and Seal, this 3rd day of September,
in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred anil
sixty-three, nnd In the eighty-eighth year of the Independence
of South Carolina.
JUllW A. BKUVV?,U. x.x?.
September D- 30 2t
Commissioner's Sale.
In Equity--York District.
John McOarter, et at. )
* re. > Bill for Sale of Land.
Samuel Barber, et aL )
rST obedience to the Order of the Court
of Equity, made in tho nbove cause, f will expose to
public Hale ut YORK COURT HOUSE, on the FIRST
MONDAY In OCTOBER, next, the real estate of.ISABELLA
MeCARTER, late of York District, deceased,
consisting of THREE tracts of land, situate in the District
aforesaid, and.lying on the waters of Clark's Fork, to wit:
One tra'ct containing -
256 ACRES.
and bounded by lands of George Barber, William Oatcs
and others. One tract containing ONE HUNDRED ANI)
FIFTY-TWO A0RE8, and bounded by lands <*. WWan.
ltohprtson, Andrew Robertson and otheiv, and on* other
tract, number or acresjnot known, but which will be surveyed
and Plat exhibited on tne day of sale. I will sell
above lands on a credit of one and two years, payable In
two equal annual Instalments, with Interest from day of
sole. PqrahosuK giving bond and two good mtretiesynd
paying In CASH the coats of these proceedings.
($13) WALTER B. MJSTTS, c. ?. t. d?
September 9 36 4t
"TO-THE SLAVEHOLDERS.
Of the Hiitrictx of Piekcne, JimIcrton, Greenville, Sfartau\Urf
) i*?n' *J Ussier* Laurens, Newiemj and M
k S the Agent of the State, and as ^
XI. your fellow citizen, the undersigned ventures again
. earnestly to appeal to yon to send forward one-fourth of
your Road bamis for thcdefence of Charleston, on MONDAY,
14th September Instant
The other three Divisions of the State have large numbers
of negroes at work on the fortifications, whom you
should relieve. Most of tliem hnvc been aMowed by their
patriotic owners to remain double the time called for.
Can there be any of you who are willing thit others
should-dlscharg1' your duties to your c<*intry tor you ?
Should Charleston fall and the gateway to the State be
-thrown open, is there one of you who would not desire to
feel that he had done.all In his power to prevent it? <J*
Shoidd Charleston and the State be saved by means of
,tb'- fortifications, is there one of you willing to hnvc had
no share in the glorious result?
Some of the Districts in this Division have paid fines
heavily- -The money has been iwclese. I have in vain en- *
rleavored to use it. If you would serve your country, send
your negroes to do the labor. WM. M. SHANNON,
Agent of the State.
Camden, 8. C., Sept. 1st, 18C3.
September 9 36 It
UOUTHCAROLINA?YORK DIS^
O TRICT.?Whereas, SARAH JANE GUILDERS has
applied to mc for Letters of Administration, on all and singular,
the goods and chattels, rights and credits of
WILLIAM HARVEY .RAMSEY, late of the District
aforesaid, deceased.
. .' These are therefore to cltc and admonish all and singular,
the kindred and creditors of the said deceased, to be ana
appear before mc nt our next Ordinary's Court lor the said
District, to bo hotden at York Court House on the 14th day
of September next, to shew cause, If any, why the said Ad
ministration should not be granted.
Given under my hand and Seal, this 33th day of Augu.-t,
in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred oud
sixty-three, and 'n the ehrhty-eighth year of the Independence
of South Carolina.
JOHN A. BROWN, O. Y. D.
September 2 , 33 . 2t
QOUTH CAROLINA?YORK CIS
O "PRICT.?Whratu. Mr.- S. B. HENRY ha. br.
plied to ine for Letters of-Administration, on nil and
singular the goods and chattels,* rights and credits of
T. D. HENRY, late of the District atoresald, deceased.
i nose are tnereiore ro cue r.na airmnriion mi nnn singular,
tlin kindred and creditors of the raid deceased, to bo nu?appcar
before me at our next Ordinary's Court for tWe said
District, to bo holdofi at Vork Court Rouse on the 14th day *
of September next, to shew cause, if any, why the said
Administration should not be granted.
Given under my hand and Seal, this 38th day" of August,
in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and
sixty-three, and in the eighty-eighth year of the J tide
pendencc of 8outh Carolina.
JOHN A. BBOYVN, 0. Y. D. '
September 2 '35 ' 3t
SOUTH carolinX-yor?dis1
TRICT.?Whereas, JOHN DICKEY has applied to
me for Letter* of -Administration, in bonis won, on all and
singular, the goods and chattels, rights andcVcditsof NOAH
HARMON; late of the District, aforesaid, deceased-.' '- '*
- 'l'hesc are, therefore, to cite endadmonWhali and slrtgls
tar, the kindred and creditor* of %Wdre^.^bc
and appear before me at our nextC^inaryV t'ourtwrrhe
said District, to be balden at Yurie Court IJoase,' on lli'c 14th
day of September n?t, to shewrtagtspt, If any, whygjjie said
Administration should not be grantrtT ' > v
Given under my hand and Segl, this28th day of August,
in ihc year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and
sixty-three, and in the eighty-eighth year of the Independence
of South Carolina. ~
JOHN A. BROWN, O. Y. D.
Septembers 35 2t
NOTICE TO CONSCRIPTS.
' ' -HEAD-QUARTERS, ENROLLING OFFICE,
Yookvillz, S. C., August 29,1883.
I ALL white male persons in York
District, between the ages of 18 and 45 year*, (except
such as have heretofore reported and been exempted, and
those rejected by the Examining Board of the Congressional
District,) are. required to report forthwith for Enrollment.
II. Persona having substitute* in service under forty-five
. years of age, are liable to this call.
III. Jtyllltia Captains will furnish to tills office, n list of
the men in their respective Beats, who come under the
above order. I. N. WITHERS, Captain
and Enrolling .Officer for York District.
September 2 <K.*> 2t
WAJVTBD.
THE Subscriber wishes to Lease or
buy a plantation within five mile* of tlie Town of
Yorlcville. On the promised must be q pood DWELLING
HOUSE, with from FOUR to SIX comfortable ROOMS,
and all necessary OUTBUILDINGS attached. He also
desires that there he Seventy-five or a huudrcd ACRES of
tillable land bcldnging to the fame.
For further particulars apply to.G. R. RATCHFOUD,
Yorkville, S. C. A. J. PERRY,
Charleston, S. C.
August 26 34 . tf
ESCHEATED 1'ROPEIlTfT
A pplicatiojtf will be made at the
J. A. next slttlnp of the Legislature, to vest In the children
of WYLIE GRIFFIN, deceased, the personal e-tafe of
WILLIAM M RAY, deceased, late of York District, liable
to Escheat for want of heirs. August 7th. 1863.
WILLIAM R. GRIFFIN,
NANCY ANN GRIFFIN,
In-behalf of themselves and brothers and sisters.
August 19 33 tf
Dental notice.?d u r i n g
. uiy absence from Yorkville, I have made arrangements
with Dr. LESLIE O'WEN, formerly of Charleston,
to take charge .of toy OFFICE, adjoining the Erquirkr
building, where he wit! be pleased to wait on q{y ourtouiers,
as usual. He Is a gentleman of much experience in my
linn of business, and will, doubtless, give general sail-factio.i.
W. M. WALKER, Denti-t.
February 23 d tf
FOR SAEE. .
J Q0 fibs COPPEBAS,
100 lbs BLUE STONE.
300 BUNCHES YARN.
Call soon at W. D. & J.'C. MILLER'S. *
OctoberRg .. ' 43 , . tf
^TAHHIAGE SHOP.
ry iff1 i nr* arnsmour bum ckiii.uik n mo
fSSPSSE. .CARRIAGE r..i.i BUGGY BUSINESS .
\JX? at the old STAND. All kinds of copn
try pmrluce taken In excliana'.' for work.
ALSO, HOUSE SHOEING and eem-rd country WOKK
done by W. P. McFADDEN.
January 23 4 tf
~ OR.ALFRED CRAVEN
Sargstm gcnlist,
YOUKVILLii. S. O.
On the East side of Main treet, South of the "Pal
mctto Hotel."-?10
January 6 1 tf
XTOTfCE^THEsubscriber is
jL l daily .xpectingn fresh supply of DRUGS and MEDICINES,
MORPHINE, QUININE, and at! the lendi.L' ar- "
tide* on hnnd. ALFRED OP 4 VEX.
N. B.?I expect to continue the simply of all medicines
needed. . A. C.
June 24 A*. 325 * tf
For tax colle c t o k?we
arc authorized to announce SMITH SANDERS.as n
Candidate for thfiofflce of TAX COLLECTOR of York
District, at the ensiling*election.
1SC2 47 . ly*
A DMINI3 Til AT OR' S NOTICE ?
X3L All persons having claims against the estate of S. K.
GILL, deceased, are requested to present them properly
attested. Those indebted to said estate will make paym.nt
Immediately. J. S. RAILY, Administrator.
September U 35 3t
ATOTICK?CORN, BACON, RYE
?4 aud FLOUR wanted/or the GOVERNMENT.
W. H. McCOBKLE, Agent.
April 89 " 17 tf
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