Newspaper Page Text
*. i .
* ' s ' ' ' ' , , \ ' ; * I .. " ' " ' * >w?mmjur?uuv?i iu?Miiii??ii)i)fi*i''ivjiitftiMr'F^irui>iJi?wpiiivr?"i?i>'l^ '~'' > i.: ri i i i-iaja, l: r *" l"w^m ^""I< **"* J?'- 1'_' "'?1 1 j^,^a,?yn,^,^ .nanmenij^m^cjDt h.ij ??*.,-? U i? ni'ii ?Sm?u.u?nrcocr??jyiM?nj? CAMDKK, S. O., MONDAY, JTJ3LY Q&, 1S'64~~ ~Wo. 30.* i^miBMnarainnBBjjWwTMWWtiwji1!!*'!!!* rj?i?t-??wnii! ni i?n i ??i?iiiihmb?mui.w n mi-im... ?.. By to. X>. -ECC3> Oca's?IP. j :v'Terms of Subscription. Daily pnper per month - - : - $3.00 .t for Six Mouths ? * $15.00 . "Weekly,. - - $5.00 ' , R,ate? lor AdLvertisinsr: For .one Square ? twelve, linc-6 or lets?TWO I DOLLARS for tho first insertion, and ONE DOLLAR au<} FIFTY CENTS for each suhseqount. OnrriiA-UY; XdrtCES, oxceoding one square, charged ' at advertisiug rates/ Trifnaont Advertisements aud Job Wor* MUST BE PAID FOR IN ADVANCE / " j No deduction, tirade, except to our regular advertisg matrons. "N I- The Kiddle of Life. ., How true is' that old fable of tlie spliinx, who sat by the wayside propounding her riddle to the passenTtrll 1 /llV 14- tl> ait nrvml/1 *r%s-%.4- ?> - ??? J or uiv/iij XL lllVJJf WUiU UUU ttJLlS rt tJI'j ' she destroyed them! Such a sphinx is this life of ours, tb all 111 err and | societies of men. Nature, like the sphinx, is of womanly celestial loveliness and tenderness; the f:ioe arid "bosom of a goddess, hut ending in claws and the;, body of a lioness.? There is in her a celestial beauty, which means celestial ofdef; pliancy to wisdom ; but there is also a darkness, a ferocity,- ^fatilitv, \which are infernal. She v* a goddess, but one not yet ^imprisoned ; one still half imprisoned?tlie' inarticulate, lovely still encased ,ih.v.the* articulate chaotic. How true! And'does she hot propound lier. riddles to us b Of each jnan she asks daily, in mild vojce, yet with terrible significance, "Knowest thou the meaning, of this day 1 What thou canst do to-day, wisely attempt to do." Natqre, universe, destiny, existence, however- we name this grand unnameable fact in the midst of which we live and struggle,*is as a heavenly bride and conquest to the wise and brave, to them who can discern her behests and do them ; a destroying dend to them who cannot. Answer her ridrHpnt is wpII wif.li +"imo Answer it not, pass on regarding it not; it will answer itself> the solution of it is a thing of teeth and claws. Nature is a dumb lionessl deaf to thy pleedihgs, fiercely devouring. Novel I*ian of Courtship. If marriage is a lottery, prizes are are apt to be drawn in the following method as any other: . At a wedding, recently celebrated,, were present some twenty five young persons, all of them in a condition ' which, for various reasons, they gen. erally concurred in regarding as undesirable^?the "unengaged." One of the gentlemen of the party suspect-/ eel tne prevalence among them of feelings that might easily be exchanged for other infinitely more fixed and agreable.. He accordingly proposed the choosing of a president, a person worthy of all confidence, whose duty ft should be to receive from each individual a folded paper, inscribed with the name of the person handing it in, and also with the name of another person of the other sex, whom the first would be willing to marry The president, in addition to the restraints of his own sense of honor, was to be put under a solemn pledge of eternal secresy^ All tfefdsing to accede to the proposition were for the 4 time to leave the room. Those whose choice was reciprocal that is, whose papers contained the same .two names were to lie'privately informed, 'while the selections of t^Jie others were to remain Undisclosed. The result was, that .the trial was made, all. shared in the experiment, and eleven couples; were found to have made .themselves happy; and their several unions were afterwards consummated. ?? Anlncident ofllu* CiJy Colored siosi?Cli:irl<*KtoBi, S. C. "While sesited in the Parsonage on a oold day of the winter just past, there was a knock at the door. Upon opening it 1 recognized one of the old, wealthy and most re-peetahlo citi zous oi Charleston. no said Ive had called to get inf* to conduct t lie funeral row ices, of liis servant Charlotte. Said lie, while a tear gat hered in liis ey: "She was the daughter at my old nifliim, a confrere and playmate. She has been a devoted s ivant, a consistent member of your church and I desire that all proper respect should he paid to he memory." The rosiden.ee lay in that part the city now under han from Yankec'shclls. The entire family, white ai d black,had lied the city. 'I he master had been detained on buisitiess and ibis faithful sen an; had remained to serve him. Iter -lass l< ader, with tlime or lour colored person from the deserted neighborhood, were present. W e. gathered around the coffin, and before beginning to read the ritual for the burial of the de.nl, her master recounted ninny interesting particulars', minting to her faithfulness ag a servant, her consistency as a christian, and her triumph in death, and then the usual services were-'conducted. Her children and other relatives being ;iway, aid her class loader the c! fiver of the hear e, 1 look ed to see who sle-uM form the escort to her bier. ' Ah the iiearse pa*sed into the street there was but one mounter following. It was Ij.her master. In his suit, of black, w lib bowed bead, on this bleak winter's day, lie was following to tlic far lust outskirts of fhe city the re mains, of hi- fahhfnl servant Charlotte. It was touching to behold. 1 Stood and watched the little procession until it parsed out of sight. In spite of all t.he dangers surrounding hci home from'those who profess pity lor h"i rondi ion, she had elnng to her martoi, and now. while Yankee sin II* screamed d.-ath warning's overhead to her master, hi?bowed and \riici;a hie with ycnis?stood by her dust. What a commentary upon what, is passing in the world relative to these Southern slaveholders. Who but they will appreciate what 1 have above described ? ' F. A. Ni. Cask of Mrs. Patterson Allkn.? A Richmond correspondent of ike Augusta Constitutionalist writes to that journal that it? the course of a few days the final trial of Mrs. - Patterson Allen comes on. In reference t'o this famous case, which has so long and so singularly hung fire, tlierc are not a few wondeiful stones afloat. Thus it is said the Government has no shadow ofm case, and heartily repents-having eVef arre.sti-d Mrs. A. Then, again', it is reported tflat | an offer was made to the accused of *i passport to go North, which she refused, saying she had ! no intention of quitting her home. Also, that on this re'usal, it whs hinted n no I pro*, stoutly refused, the ground being taken- that, the Government had arrested her as a traitorcs<, and had so far sullied hor good name, aim that she demanded a full and fair'trial, and spumed evrmni that wViiIa cnn..!-.. !.? a 1 ? j vvjui'u<j-v "iim. ojjdiii.fci iiiiu uunuur feeling of officials, would only restore h^r to liberty witli a cloud upon her reputation.?, How far this gossip may be. true, it is hard to say, but the trial comes on and the Government h<js a flimsy case at fhe best. When the army of CJen Lee filed through the streets of Petersburg, much to the relief of the beleaguered lir.d hard -pressed eitv, the merchants opened their stores and supplied all who desired it with tobacco; and the ladies had large quantities of delicious ice water prepared, and | with their own fair hands presented it to the thirsty soldiers. Acts ofkindnesa like this are gratefully remembered by the recipients. Tall Marching.?The prisoners captured by Mnshy on the MonaCfccy were trotted by that "fleet footed rebel" as the Yankees cail him, 120 miles in.three days?40 miles a day. ! This was pretty good Bpeed fox Shank's Bjare. cedent daily JiiURNAL. - ??- ? ? f- ? IHO'^DAI JCJ.1LY 25. During the late raids into Maryland coma twenty canal boat's wcro doslrnycd near ITarpors Ferry. A Wounded Female Soldier.?Thg Oh-. unicte <fc 1 says: A woman claiming to belong to tfio , Gtli Louisiana regiment, arrived-yeEterday from Yir- , ; ginisi. with her husband, whose fortunes she has follow- j ! ed in the same regiment for three years. She was i wounded in the foot at tho^uttlo of Gettysburg. lie was on sick furlough. r The Hemoval of Gen Johnston ?All our exchanges eoncui in lamenting, and not a few indignantly condcrah tho action of President Davis in relieving Gen. Johnston of tho'command of ti e Army and Pe partment of Tennessee. Per^onxe the l'dit<>ri\l coi'iepponrleivt of the Columbia Carolinian, thus comments on it: I An event' which marks an epoch hi tho history of this army occurred last nigU?on event, too, which has atirred its pre at heart, as it has not before been npita.ed during the war: Gen. Johnston has been relieved lVo i. commaud, and Lieut. Gen. Hood, with the rank of fu 1 Gt neral, appointed by tie President as hia aucccssor. The anroumemenfc was received by Gen. Hood about midnight, in a despatch/from -the Secretary of War; but so suddi n-and unexpected was the summons, that it wan not until tlie arrival of a second telegram that he reality of a uew losponsibility bu st ! fully upon his Startled senses. The shock upon the I nerves ol tin- army this morning has not been leas severe aud tho si range tidings maybe plainly road in j every lace ni.d every group gathered to discuss the news. * The action of the Prendent, not in appointing IFooi). wlio is universally beloved, but in relieving JonssT -K when near the climax of lib campaign. has, to use a" i miid term, introduced dissatisfaction. A Southern soil ly is a huge ganglionic nerve, thtough' the litres of which is continual!}' flowing as much intelligence and individuality a? can be found m any mass of the community The troops are accustomed to measure causes and events for themselves, and to apply a judgment to men and net rs, .which, if not infallible, is at least generally coneut. In the pie.-oni instancy, they -nuve lohowed their com??uudcr-iu-ehicf from 1'alton to the batikS-oflhe t'liattahoochoe, have criticised his every movement, fully under.-tood, appreciated nud endorsed his poiicy, and in return yielded to him that unlimited confidence which is Lite noblest tio that enn exist between an officer and his subordinates. Still umleinor; li/.ed'by tl.eir jotioul, still undismayed hy the diffir-1111:e? i-I if-I ' ft vi /,t, i|.,.m ciill _ M.VKI, run Oiivj.j ill lliru ^Cliru | of power, no wotd of censure against t*oir thief had ever escaped their lips, aud no be.ief prevailed that 'because he bad so well performed hi3 duty, the President, wi.uld s-erk to reumVe liini from tho fit-id. Imagine, then, the surprise, and not uufotmded discontent, with which tho change is regarded and the unenviable position occupied by the President in stnmftng I etweon the army and the object of i<? highest re?a'd. There nro few who are sufficiently familiar with tho unfortunate relations existing between Mr. 1'ay:r end-Gen. Johnston, to havo anticipated" the event, and foreseen that the latter wkb to be sacrificed npi.n lhe alter of public opinion, to which so many of our Generals have been without due 'cause assigned. Happily the public corifidonca in that officor has not been exhausted, and he loavos this army followed bv the honest i egrets of both people and troops. If he has not l^cen aggressive, lie is able | to show why, hv stubborn (nets, which his men unr der tnnd w-11 enough, and which in duo corso of timo I will bo made broadly apparent. If his plan of camj paigt) ha* failed, it is because bis appeals to the Genj end Government to eo-o e nte with him in striking i the enemy's <eaJ have been unheeded, and i! he is 10 be finally laid upon the shelf, his proudest epitaph will j be? "he saved the army of Tennessee from anuihila* tion ' . Arrivals ai Hie Soldier'* Rest ON SATUKOAY EVENING. JULY "-'3. j The following is a Hat of sick and wounded soldiers slopping at tho Soldiers Rest, in t nmden. It is our intention hereafter to givo tho m.mes of all arrivals at the Rest, with tho Regiment and t ompnny t>f whieh they nro members, wliether sick or wouuued, and the ( district to which theybolong: ? J. Mooneyham?v!i)ta t>. C. R.,?wounded?from . Sumter. W. W. Folflom?7tb S. C. Battalion?aick?from * Kershaw. ??Murtin from Lnncaeier: and C. II. Horton in from Kcrsbaw, both tick?regiment to Which they be? a k long unknown. LATEST BY TELEGA A$E< FROM THE GEORGIA FRONT . If BADQUAKTKKS AltMT OF TBNNKSdEE, ) / Atlanta, July 24, 18G4. J To the Src'Cturi/ of War : The cnomy' shifted his position fronting1 Pencil 'True Creek last night, nnd'Stcwarts and Cheatham s corps formed a lino of battle around the city. Hardee tjinde a nightmarch and at-' \ tacked the enemy's extreme left to-djW iabout, 1 o'clock, and drove him, from his .capturing sixteen pieces of artillery dnnqg the engagement. Wo capture.1 2000 prisoners. Wheeler's cavaliy routed tlie enemy at Do catur, capturing his camps. Onr loss not yet fully ascertained. Mai. fW IT tVoit-nr was killed, ami Brig;idi.:r-G nv.ials Smith and Mover woumie.il. l'risonori* report funeral Mcpherson killed. Our troops fought with great gallantry.. J. B. Hood, . . General Commanding. <?- * FROM CO. CM BUS The Macon Tchytaph of July 21, copies the . following from letters ami despatches received in that city : Columbus, July 10, 18(51. . It is'hnpossible, to give you anything li?e**" authentic information as to the extent of the raid on the M. 6c W. I7 railroad. It is variously estimated ft'oin 8000 t<\ 10,000. There is no mistake about the railroad heing torn up tV?r several miles, both above and below Auburn. Last night, they were report <1 within ten miles of Opeliioi eating their supper. Our people run an engine down near Auburn, yesterday, to' recommit re, and when they sturtod back, she run off tin* track,-and the Yankees captured her. 1 have, no doubt but. what Ope HUa Das "gono up the spout." We cannot 11oar from there to "day?everything' is excitement. The Commandant of the Post and Enrolling office, required ine to stay with nil my men and horses, snbjcet to his orders. We worn i.r? nearly all night, carrying rations to the diliercnt comtriands near ine city, and to-day we are doing the same busbies*;. All. business is suspended and everybody in the ranks almost. I do ndt think tin-re is any fear of lljis raid upon this pinto at present. W e have now fully 2,SoO to-3.001) men under arms, anil a good pur.ion of this number are the old issue of soldiers, with no 93 13 on. * * The latest from the enemy, is that 11 l#?V WM11 fmir mil..12 tliiis ..s \ ? .. . iv.l IIKH.!! LH.P OIVHJ i?l blli II; * * * The enemy were reported at noon to-day, four miles this side of OpeHka, destroyirg'the Railroad. . Opelika lms been but nt to-day. I learn by reliable authority that the enemy is 4,000 strong with twelve ? pieces of artillery. i FROM FLORIDA.. A shoyt time siuce some negro troops from Jacksonville committed depredations on tho plantation of ^rs. Price near that place. Shoand her neice started to inform the eommartder nf tliA r>r.cf nf tli.i Clw. ?. |/vuu ui iiiV' vntia^t a. OliU \YW> Kllltfd on the way W the negro soldiers. Her niece was carried off, and has not since been heard of. The Yankees have about three hundred cavalry on the east side of the St. John's riyer. Fifty negroes commanded bv a Yankee, made a raid into Levy countv, a few days since.? They wi re driven back by our troops. Vickies afford in tlio smallest bulk the largest amount of materials which is regarded by medical men as preventive of tlio diseases peculiar to soldiers in large ty asses and deprived of vegetable diet. usmam&amamr* In Exchange for Bacon, Corn>or Fodder: ^ UG A R 13011,ERS FRUM 60 TO 100 G A LLON '? ^ each. Apply to GEO S. UOUi-baS. July 2ft . 3 To Hire, A NKGHO WOMAN,' WHO ACCUSTOMED rv Jo all kinds of house work. For rtirther inforaation, apply to Mrs. G. V. Ancker, -on Lyttleton treet, J-uly 26 * 2