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V PL. 1 CAMDEK, S. C., SATURDAY, JULY 3Q, 1864/ 3STO. 35.
By, B. X>- HOOOTT.
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ALABAKIA.
She has gone to the bottom! ?the wrath of the tide
. Now breaks, in vain insolence, o'er her; ,
No'moro the rough SeaS, like their queen, shall she ride,
White ?*- * "IIv.* * before ber I
Now ci nt in doatb, '
Tbo 1 . ... 'id man her,
Her dec - :>? ^...e's stirring breath
Floutt: u u.oi\ ftoss of her banner. ,
tiUo is down neath tho water^ but.still her bright name
Is in death, as in life, ever glorious,
A.nd a sceptre all barren the conquerer must claim,
Though he boast the proud title "Victorious." #
Her country's lone champion. she shunned not the flght?
Thougtrmiequal in strength, bqld and fearless,
And proved in her fate, though not matchless in mighty
'V. ', In daring at least she was peerless. 4.
; fro trophy hung high in the foe's hated toall
Shall Bpoak df her final disaster,
Nor tell of the danger that could^iot appal,
Nor the spirit that nothing could master 1
The doath shot has spod?sho has grimly gone down,
But left her destroyer no token,
And the mythical wand of her mystio renown,
Though the waters overwhelm, is unbroken.
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For lo 1 ere ahja settles beneatli.the dark wave ?
On her enemies' cheeks spreads a pallor; \
fiV As another deck summons* the swgrds of the brave ,
~ To gild a new name witTi thhir valor f"
Her phantom will yet haunt the wild roaring breeze,
Causing fooman to start and to shudder,
While their commerce still sneaks, like a thiel", o'er
the seas,
And trembles from bowsprit to'rudder.
I
Tlio spirit that shed on the wave's gloaming crest
Tho light of a legend romantic,
Shall live while a sail flutters over the breast
' /3f thy far-bounding billow?, Atlantic!
And as long as one swift keel the strong surges stents,
Or ''poor Juck" loves his song-and his story,
Shall shine in tradition the valor of Semmes,
And the bravo ship thut bore liini to glory 1
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Novel Ceremony.
On June 21st, at an early hour, a ceremony
of a very peculiar character occurred at the
West Bromwich t-Dg., Cemetery :
"At about 6 o'clock Mr George Wilkes, an
octogenarian politican, who had taken a leading
part in affairs of a local nature for many
years, accompanied by a few private friends,
assembled for the purpose of laying the Jirst
-stone of the grave intended for the reception of
liis remains wbeu he has shuffled off this mortal
coil." Mr. T. P. Brougb, the Fidas Achates
of the expectant deceased, was selected to perform
tho ceremony, and was pre^fented with an
. /rlnviavnl/. " 1 ?1*^1- ' ' 1
?? vmuvi(ivo oiivoi wiiicq Dtiu oecn exy>rcBBedly
manufactured for the occasion. Mr.
Brough, having received the tsowcl, after the
usual formalities had been performed, read the
following address: "In the name of the rate
payers of West Bromwich, I do hereby lay
the first brick of the tomb of our dearly beloved
and esteemed patriot, Goorgc Wilkes, and wc
beseech Thee* O Lord, that the little time ho
?as to live in this world he may live in the
tear and the love of God, so that in his last,
moments he may be able to say, "all is well,
all is well'' and may his noble spirit ascend to
that place where i8 love and harmony?Heaven
and hft ablfi in nvnlaitn '*<>11 5- ^
.V - nil in wull. VJ,
Lord, we beseech thee to fill this tomb yrith
the love of the holy ghost.' After the ccrc-H
mony was concluded, those in .attendance received
the sacrament."
In a Scotch church, a descendant of Nabal
having put a crown piece into "the plate," instead
of a penny, and, starting at its white and
precious faoe, asked to have it back, was refused;
In once, in for ever. "Awccl ,awcel,"
grunted he, "I'll get credit for it in heaven":?
"No, nn," said Jeems, .the doorkeeper, "ye'll
get credit only for the penny."
flfeiv^papero, Tlieir Cost, etc* .
A Houston editor, writjngto Col. Thrasher,
gives the following items of expense incident
to publishing a paper in the Trans-Missis^ppi:
* uTlic press of this department is laboring
under burdens that I almost fear will siuk it.?
My telegraphing bills amount to from $600 to
$800 per Week. My paper costs me lromt'^18
to $26 per ream, (24x80,) ip Rpecie. lLam
paying $4 per 1,000 ems for composition^. and
.printers cannot live on that. Tlio Newi\ and
Telegivpk have boen forced to comp to a specie'1
basis, but whether they will be suskainod by
the people it is impossible to say yet. It. was
their only alternative. Even to-day ' a lot of
paper is offered me for which $35 w demanded
Reduce this to currency at ? 35 for one,' and
you will see the impossibility of keeping accounts
in Confederate notes with our cusibniary
notations." ' '
"An "Old Printer," in a plotter to the
j Charleston Courier, says :
"Newspapers are by far too cheap !. Nothing
we enjoy costs so little. A few years
hack, a daily paper was worth an elegant pair
of boots ! Twelve bushels corn, pftas or potatoes
was an equivalent! Sixty dozen eggs,
thirty pounds of butter, seventy-five pounds of
j lard or bacon would barely pay a yearV subscription.
But, lo! now, the case is reversed.
This.is|all wrong. The paper shonld command
a support, to the editor and tis employ,i
ees. hnd allow at least twenty per cent, profit
tjl^hipleuiab materials, &e. To do this, the
price should be. in proportion to pverything
needed by the publisher, and no sensiejb or
i just man will complain. The incchanid and
farmer will pay readily, because fully abiif A
farmer work'ng one horse can make scyentyfivc
barrels ol corn, which, at $50 pen "bushel
?aud it is no.w even hicrher? brinmi SlR.!7'.fif?
Certainly he can pay $T>0 or $00 f<?r-a tlftii;.* paper.
A good housewife can sell three or ' four
_Do.u ads of hutier. or.-fivo or aix_ponnds. aftor.iland
pay lor her paper; the girla and hoys can
si II a lew dozen eggs or a half a dozen chickens
and take a <!aily. Snrelv, Mr. Editor, you arc
losing money and living on short rations!"
The Fayettevillc (N. C.) Obsr.rrrr savs:
Not being able to procure suitable qualities
of glue and molasses to make "composition
rollers" for our presses, we ordered some from
Nassau, through a friend in Wilmington. The.
cost is $1,>>82,88 for a barrel of molasses and a ;
keg of 44 1-2 lbs. of Irish glue, of which . $77o J
is.for freight of the barrel and keir ! The I
q
freight is required in advance at Nassau, so that
if the vessel had been lost, we should have lost
that as well as the goods. Fortunately the
ship arrived safely a day or * two ago. JJoforo
the war the article would have cost us $40.
Inferior articles wou'd cost about $3,000.
Thus it is with nil printing expenses?from
5 to 40 times, averaging more than 10 times
the old rates?whilst even our new prices of
subscription will he but five times what they
were before the war.
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Growing Civil and Civilizbd.?On the
first advance of the Yankee army from Memphis,
says the Mobile Advertiser of the 12tb, it
is said that Gen. Forrest sent a flag oftriue to
ask upon what plan the war was to he waged
?if the black nag was meant to be raised and
the Yankee battle cry was to be "Fort Villow"
and "No Quarter," he had no objection to meet
me i anKee uoneraJ on Buch an issue, but he
desired to know it beforehand.
The reply was that the Federal Goneral had
given strict orders to respect private property
on the ftiarch, and that lie preferred to conduct
the campaign on the huthane and civilized
principles of modern warfare. He only required
that his negro soldiers, if captured,
slrould be treated as prisoners of war.
Thus Gen. Forrest has taught one Yankee
General the language of moderation and humanity.
He has done it by forcible deeds and
the terror of his name.
The Government journals of Paris announce
that the Mexican army is about to be rcinforcod
by two thousand picked men recruited in
Boligium by General Chapeller, formerly Director
of the Royal Military School at Brussels.
The organization of this corps ia begun and
the men will sail fqr Mexico in September. It
does not clearly appear whether this auxiliary
force is to be under the orders of the French
commander or of the Emperor of Mexico.
CAMDEN DAILY JOURNAL'
. SATURDAY WORW1NO, JULY 30.
Prince Napoleon is writing the lives of the Bona
partes. '
The Great Eastern has taken in 3,000 tons ot coal,
and is getting ready to lay the Atlantic cable.
BrigadieriGcneral R. E. Colston has assumed com.
mand of the city of Lvnchbuvgand environs.
It is stated that the ontire number of prisoners, now
held Nortl^nd South ia\ery nearly equal, the excess,
if any, bei in onr favor.
Prussia intends possessing all the Dutch Islands,
and afterwards attack Copenhagen. The Press says
that King Christian personally requested Napoleon's
protecting intervention.
His Excellency Gov. Joseph E. Brown, Gens. JosK.
Johnston, B. Bragg, Anderson of Tennessee,
w ayne ana hindman, were all iu Macon on Sunday.
Gov. Brown's Proclamation.?Gov. Brown has
issued a proclamation, ordering all aliens in the State
who refuso to volunteer to defend the State which affords
thom protection, to leave the . State within ten
days. He respects no favorites in civil persuits, when
their services are needed in tho section to whichjthey
beloDg. While it is not his'purpoeo to cripple, in any
wise, the purpose of th6 Confederate Government in
procuring necessary support for tho army, he will insist
on executing the Jaws of tho State. Ho denies
the Government the right to direct the State jurisdiction
over the whole militiu. t
Arrival!! at the Soldier'* Rest
ON FRIDAY EVENING. JULY 29.
John Lanoy?Waties' Battery of S. C.?wounded?
from Lancaster.
Joseph Adams?Co. A, 1st S. C. Infantry?sick?
from Lancaster
Uriah J. Stephenson?Co. K, 5th Texas?from
Champers Co., Texas.
Sugar un ait Illciuenl of Nutrition.
vimurcn ana tuc lovers of sweetmeats will
be under many obligations to Mr. Pridges Adams,
who tells them that their taste lor sugar
is sotnetbing more than a more appetite. In a
recent paper on the '"Uses of sugar in assisting
assimilation of food," he rays: "I know by
experience I be difference in nutritions effects
produced by the flesh of tired cattle on a
inarch, and I hose slain in a condition arising
from abundant food and boaltby exercise. In
a fornicY case any amount might be eaten without.
the satisfaction of hunger, while in the
latter a smaller amount removed hunger. Jlii.t
I discovered that certain other food of a d if
ferent quality, such as grape, sugar and fruit,
would help the tired meat, to assimilate, und
thus to remove hunger.
Puddings ?md fruit tarts are not, there fore,
simply flatteries of the. palate, but digestive
. : I..j _i .1 ' -
h^uiii.* , jirovmuu, iiiways, mey ai;e not t/JicmselvcK
made of rebelliously indigestible matcri
als. The reviewer alludes to the fondn/css of
the artisans for confectionary, and .of patients
just discharged from the hospitals asking, for
"sweets" in preference to "good, substantial
food," as examples of a correct installed'. There
i6 no doubt but that in children, in w'bom the
requirements of growth call for a rapi< J and effioicnt
transformation of food into ti ssue, the
demand for sweets is very imperious*; and parents
should understand that the jam. pot will
diminish the butcher's bill, and in crease the
amount of nutrition extracted from beef and
mutton "?Louisville Journal.
- ? Intuoduction
of Rail Roads into China.
?The rice fields of China, like tho jungles of
India, will soon echo to the snort of the locomotive
engine. The same masterly mind which
has achieved such successes in ope ning tho British
East India possessions to co rmuercc and
civilization, through the instrumentality of modern
rail WAV inmrnv/inmnt. 1 - 1
j ?j.. . vtiivuuj, jjiujjus es to waKe op
the sleepy followers of Confucius by the use of
similar means. Sir Macdonald Stephenson is
now in China to see what can bo done in this
respect.
Gen. Banks had a good deal ojf tact as speaker
of the House of Representatives. Why did
not he, when Dick Taylor wasj moving upon
him, cry out, mallet ir hand, "Sir, your motion
is out of order!"
Thus questions Prentice. J,Jut Miggs says
Banks had already moved to ojdjonrn, and the
motion had been carried. [
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LATEST BY TELEGRAPH
FROM THE VIRGINIA FttONf.
Richmond, July 28.?The public interest is"
again directed to tiio North aide of the Jaracs
Iiiver, below Deep Bottom, by the presence of
a large portion of Grant's army sent over, for
the supposed "purpose of preventing our field
batteries from firing on their transports.
Yesterday morning, under covyr of a fog, n.1
force of Yankees flanked and/captured four
guns belonging to the Rockbridge Artillery^?
During the past two or three days sharp skirmishing
has taken place, an<b active operations*
in that quarter are anticipated*
A despatch from Harrisonburg, Va., dated
J'to-day, says that our force's met the enemy near
j Winchester on Sunday/ afternoon. Brcckini
ridge's and Gordon's divisions were chiefly engaged.
The former led our skirmish line. The
i enemy soon broke and. fled in all.directions. Wo
pursued tlicm ^welvc; miles below WinchcFtcr^
capturing from 150^ to 2000 prisoners. The
enemy burned his wagons and threw away his
guns and knapsar.ks. It was a worse stampede
than that of the first Mamfesas. The victory
was complete, mid tli$ prisoners are still' coming
in. Our 1 oss, in killed and wounded, was
not more tha?j 50 or 60, of whom but 10 or 15
were killed. The. force of the enemy i3 estimated
to h:ivo been about 16,000.
pETnasnmiG, July 28.?A tfelegrani fronj
Gen. Eat)states that the Yankees have, retreated
a eross tlio Potomac at Williamsporty
abandon ing over 70 wagons .-and 12 caissons.
Our for ees hold* Martinsbnrg. The Yankees,
retreat'k1 in great dispv^cr.^ .,.^' ,, h
Fro f,)i the ndrtti^si^if brj^rncs'Ttivei wo liave
nolhn.jg beyond the fact that the enemy's cavalry
are on the Charles City Road. Every thin
r is quiet here.
/J/. ?ORTANT NEWS FR OM MISSOURI?LA TEH
NORTHERN ITEMS.
'Morii.k, .Inly 28.?Wo have the Memphis
- Irgns of the 2(5th. It contains important advices
from Missouri. The rebels had captured
Platlsbnrg and Marion. The latest accounts
represent, them as moving northward, towards
I the Hamilton and St. Joseph Railroad. Their
force is estimated at 20,000, and .this being
rapidly incrojised by accessions from the people.
The rebels are threatening- Fort Siott.
Five thousand of Price's men are supposed' to
he-in Missouri.
Sherman claims to have gained a victory and
taken 4,000 prisoners on the 20th. Five thousand
rebels are reported to have again crossed
into Maryland on the 23d. Secretary Stanton
has not resigned as was reported; nor lias any
demand been made upon the English Government
for the dolirery of Captain Semmep.?
Guerilla fighting was going on near Henderson,
Ky.
JUST RECEIVED.
Superior Eng. Long Cloth.
Mourning Prints..
Alapaccas.
Fine French Bombazine.
And other articles of Dry Gkxttfo.
ALSO.
Black Pepper, Candles, Genuine Spanish Ca?v
' tele Soap, Ao Sec.
R M KENNEDY.
July 28 6d
Wheat Mill. .
I AM NOW PREPARED TO GRIND WHEAT AT
.short notice. My Mill is in good ordor, and produces
ns line flour as can be desired by any one.
Parties sending wheat to me may rely on my personal
attention. . J. H. YAUGHAN,
Juiy 28?6d 6 miles above Camden.
~ WANTED^
A A BUSHELS of Sorghum Sood, for which thet)
v"\/ highest price will be given.
Apxil 5 D. D.HOCQTT..

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