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VT. T. HERSHMAN, Kditov.
FKIDAY, JANUARY 31, 1861. Wcxl holiday. On Monday next there will bo an election held for a Delegate to represent Kershaw in the State Convention. Also, on the same day, for Sheriff of the District. Kctnriied to Camp. On Monday last Cel. J. ]>. Kkusmaw, Col. T. J. Anckum, Liout. J. J. McKain, Mr. A. Donv, Sercrcant 13 .yum. and manv others whose , V f ? J names we arc unable to give, left Camden for their respective departments in camp in Virginia. itS?-By a letter received from a friend, we learn that the health of the "Kershaw Cirevt" is good, and all in fine spirits. They are stationed near Magnolia, Charleston. All letters, or papers sent them should he addressed in " care of Capt. John L Jones, Kershaw (jrevs, Charleston, So. Ca." Forage Wanted for the Army. By reference to our advertising columns, it will be seen that Major llrrsoN Lee, now Quartermaster of the military department of South Carolina, is desirous of purchasing all kinds of forage for army purposes. Address Hits ox Lee, Major C. S. A., and Quartcrmastcr-in-chicf of the Military 1 department of South Carolina, at Charleston. O * We arc requested tor. knowledge, on behalf of the " Watcrco Cnard<," Capt. W. L. DePass, the receipt of 30 Sliirts, it I pair 1 drawers, and 8 pair Socks, from Mrs. James Cuesnut, jr., for which the good lady will please accccpt the many and sincere thanks of Capt. DePass and Company. Important Military Cliaiitfu. The Richmond JJisputch says it lias reliable authority for making the following statement: Gen. Beauregard, the distingushed officer of tlie Army of the Botomae, takes command of the Army at Columbus, Ky., and Gen. Gustavus W. Smith succeeds him in the position he has so long and acceptedly occupied. At Columbus, we understand, he is subordinate to no one except Gen. A. Sidney Johnson. This :..t~ ,.a ??. ...i 11 ijula iiilu ciiixi *>llllOlll UCIiiy, Special Notice. Those of our readers who may have subscribed for three months only, will take notice that with this issue their subscription term ex-' pircs. Those who intend renewing will remit the amount without delay, that we may know who to keep on our books. Our business is conducted strictly on the cash principle. We sincerely hope our friends will cheerfully comply with our terms, and save us the unplcasantry attending a refusal of credit. Dcnllt of Is. f. Yillipiguc, !><i* Another one of our old citizens died early yesterday morning. Jle has been actively engaged in business in this town for forty years. Asa merchant no was correct and straightforward in all his?^ealing>, ami kind to those wlio needed assi^pice. ! I is death makes us more sensible ot the void created l?\ the number of those about his ago. that have proceeded him in this community v.ithin the pa>t eighteen months, lie was in his sixty-sixth \ ear. Tlic ConfederalC Steamer tiioi'daii SStiml. The N. O. Bulletin of Saturday last, Says that the Confederate steamer Cordon w? burnt whilst making an effort to run the blockade for that port. Being chased and cornered by the Yankee runners, the captain and crew, ? 1...,.:...- ....4 1 e- . 1 .1 mu'i iiiivnij^ r-i/i i hi mi me, 111 ;i? I tr TilOll' Osetlpe to the siiore, and arrived safe in New Orleans* Her cargo was entirely lost, as was the baggage of her passengers. m ? ? A <?real DcKftU'raliim. Those who are at a loss to know what nse to make of the Keri.-ino, Solar Utirner, C'ainphenc or Oil Lamp, and arc dcsi.ions of using the "Tcrebene''?the hest light now in us - in the Confederacy?would do well to call on Mr. I. lb Alkxandek, wlio is prepared to change any of the above named lamps into a 44Tcrcbene..' His terms arc strictly cash, and must bo complied with before the work is taken from bis premises. \\ c add the last sentence, that all who may give him a call can govern themselves accordingly. [for the camden confederate.] Declination. Mr. Editor : In your issue of last week, my name is announced as a candidate for the scat in the State Convention, rendered vacant by the resignation of Hon. T. J. Withers, over the signature of many voters. While 1 acknowledge the honor conveyed by the nomination for so distinguished a position, candor compels me to say, there are others better i : 1 _ j* i t if..ii.. ijiiamieu, aim in \wiuse ia\ oi i oeg respeciiuiiv to decline. Represented as Kershaw District now is and lias been ov sonic of tlie most talented and tried citizens, 1 have no doubt the people whose interests may be deeply involved in the action which may yet be had before that body brings its labors to a close, will be true to their past history, in electing one who will be a lit compeer of those now members, and aid by his council the termination of a " work so well begun, by our entire and complete severance from the Northern government, and onward movement of their rights and independence in the new Confederacy. A. M. KENNEDY. [HOU TIIK CAMDEN' CONFEDERATE.] At a meeting of the Quarterly Conference heldJatiuarv is. I.SOJ, the following preamble ' i and re elation was unanimottslv :i<l >j?t: ^ ! ? : ,us, it is rumored that there is several distilleries to In? erected in the neighborhood of Camden, tor the purpose of distilling whis* key ; and whereas such estahlislnnents are, in the opinion of this Quarterly Conference, a curse, Rcsotral, That we do herehv warn all members of the Methodist Church ffoin engaging in such an enterprise. ^ ? UA VOICE IK THE WII.DKKNESS" LINCOLN AND II1S CAll!NET DENOUNCED IJY IMS OWN PAltTV. The editor of the Cincinnati Times is evidently dissatisfied with his present habitation, and is seeking quarters in Fort Lafayette or sonic one of the other Federal prisons. Hear him : We are losing time; we are losing caste in the world : it is imposdblc to mistake the sentiment in Washington city- The most dilato! ry Cabinet that ever devised infamy for a rc! publican government is, beyond question, preparing a grave lor Lincoln s administration, impervious to the remotest breath of national honor. Why cannot our people sec and understand this tremendous fact? And why cannot our people undeistand that the Xorth is contributing more than the South to t his bed of infamy ! If we cannot rise above the I stratum of this honorable curse, we ought to j "sleep the sleep that knows no "Wakeing !M Let not Mr. Lincoln he deceived; he lias I men around him that would sell their wedding ring-, and the names their mothers called them hy if they could, thereby, place gold in their pockets. Let this wretched, miserable conclave of unwashed political spendthrifts he set adrift. All the pestilences that ever infected the Nile ? all the < hecks that found an harbor in the "Lower Kmpirc1'?would "pale their ineffectual litvs" before the rascality ami political impotanee that combine to constitute a Secro| tary of \\ ar and a Secretary ot the Navy for the I nited States of America. We've had talk enough; these bipeds should he dismissd, and disin'.s-ed at once. Jcibrj son I ?>vis mav compter the Republic, hut i':ini! 1 w.'.tm ,. ;n ......i :. i . i tiuu ci hvi ? ? v 11.1 ??iii v-vi m< ?ii 11 . I ' I * i Mr. Lincoln put on 11i- thick-soled boots, and 1 administer to each of them the well hi own I argument, ami a monument w ill rise to his i i inemorv uMerly ooli|?>inie the pyramids. The late report ot' the eoininitteo on corruptions show> that the Old Word is entirely ignorant of the most adroit methods of robbing the public treasury. T lie Muropeans are onlv schoolboys in this buisncss; our politicians have set an example which would he a valuable lesson even to the "Rub Uoys" of the Mouni tain I'ass. ? -O ? Tiik Kxkmv's Doings off Charleston ii armor.?Observations made yesterday afternoon show that the Yankees have sunk ten old hulks on the Rattlesnake Shoal, about. *ix lYom I'cieh ('li'iniii-l Tlii.wi Ic /.nr. ?/.o sol with her masts still visible, just inside of the Ilattlcsnake Shoal, not yet sunk, hut evidently* ready lor sinking. The blockading licet yesterday afternoon consisted of three steamers or gunboats and j one bark. T wo other vessels wore seen steering Southward. One of these appeared to be sailing in towards Stono Inlet. She proceeded ^ <]uite slowly, evidently intending to feel her way.? Cltas. Mercury 28th iml. Latest from ?jiiroj>c and tlic North. tiie approaching recognition of the confederate states gen. m'clellan rkfu8e8 to tdvance finnancial troubles of the north, &c., &c. Norfolk, January 27.?From the N. Y. Herald of the 23d and 24th, received here, we obtain the following summary of news : Financial measures arc now being discussed by the Northern Congress, providing for the issue of one hundred millions of dollars in demand notes, without interest, and five hundred millions in six per cent bonds. The Yankee Secretary of the Treasury approves this scheme, and the bill has been made the special order for January 28. The estimates of the Committee for the expenses of the Lincoln Navy during the present year, reach nearly fifty millions of dollars. The steamer Ocean, which passsed Cape tx . 1 ^.>11 /? i* 1 uacc on tne z.Jd, orings news iroin j^ivcrpooi to the Oth i 11st. The news of the surrender of Mason and Slidell had produced a favorable eflect on the markets. Consols had improved lal 1-8. Cotton had advanced. The London Ilcraltl says that, although Mason and Slulell have been surcndcred, yet England and Franco have commercial inducements to recognize the Confederate States, and that unless the Jlritish Ministry recgnizc them at once, Parliament will certainly do so early in Febuary. The Confederate steamship Nashville was nearly ready for sea. The London .V. vs denounces bitterlv the Northern threat of confiscating llritish interest, in ease England recognizes the South or raises 11 i r? 1 ilrw? L* win The X. Y. Herald editorially urges the Lincoln (Government to anticipate, by the confiscation of English property /??// , the recognition of the Confederate Slates, and the raising of the blockade by England. It says that is urging England to pursue such a course. A Washington despatch to the Herald says that the Northern Grand Army of the Potomac will not be able to advance for ninety days. The commercial and financial troubles of the North arc still increasing. The Northern jourals arc much oxcercised at the threatening aspect of alVairs in England and France. Cotton in N. V. is quoted at 33a34c. The J/crald has no news of the Ihirnsidc expedition, except what is extracted from the Southern papers. It is claimed that .13,000 Missouri troops have entered the Lincoln army for the war. The l!r,nni o.oiiotoss will nrohnLU* tnv papers half cent fur each sheet ; this will yield 8.j,O0O,oo0. The Latent.?8, p. in.?The Baltimore Sim of the 2oth has just beGn received. The news is of no .special iinportonce. Intelligence has l?cen received at Washington, that the Mexican people, setting aside all their old political feuds, had united, as or.c man, against their Spanish, French and English invnders. The late storm prevailed extensively along the Northern coast, hears arc expressed lor the safety of ilurnsido's licet, as well as of other vessels; a ? front vjji3 22:i1.i. T1112 F.N KM Y NOT VKT IN TIIF 1MVKR? TUB CIIANCKS OF TIIKI1J RKACIIIXG IT?ATTACK ON ('OMOI)OKF TATNALl/s FI.KKT. Savannah, January 2S.?Ten o'clock p. ni. ? The enemy's gunboats arc not yet in the Savannah liiver, and have not, thus far, succeeded in cutting otf communication between the city and Fort Pulaski. They arc now in Freeborn's ('reck, and hold posseision of both the (icorgia and South Carolina side. Commodore Tatnall, with his "mosquito licet," was to day conveying to Fort Pulaski several steamers laden with provissions for that Fort, when he was attacked by a brisk lire from the gunborts on either side of the river. The cannonading, for about half an hour, was (juite sharp, hut nobody was hurt on our side* It is thought here that the eiiemv will ulti mately he able to remove tlie obstructions winch have been placed in their way, and that, with a favorable tide, they can enter the river. o From E&ccSiiiioihI. Richmond, January -8. Notwithstanding the apparently threatened condition of Savannah, the (iovernineiit has the utmost confidence judging from its knowledge of the situation, resource?, means of defence and ability of the experienced and gallant officers and men commanding there, that Savannah cannot be taken by the enemy's forces. Northern official report of the battle of Somerset, Ky., states the Fcdcdcral loss to be 39 killed and 127 wounded. The Confederate . loss is put down at 114 killed (this was the ' number that enemy claimed to have burricd) 11G wounded and 45 prisoners not wonnded. The Newborn Progress of Monday last report 175 vessels off Uattorns and represent their force at 30,000 strong. _A^iiiio\iiicemeixts. FOR SHERIFF. Mr. Editor! Please announce Mr. JOS M. GAYLE, as a suitable person every way qualified to fill the responsible office of SHERIFF of Kershaw District, and oblige MANY VOTERS. Mr. Editoii : Fleaso announce Mr. DUNCAN SIIEORN, as a Candidate for tho Sheriff's Office, at the ensuing election* and oblige MANY VOTERS. . January 2-1 2 DFI EG ATE TO STATE CONVENTION. Mu. Editor: Please announce Mr. J. R. DYE as a suitable gentleman to occupy a seat in the Convention of the State of South Carolina, and oblige January 24 2* MANY VOTERS. The name of WM. E. JOHNSON is respectfully submitted to the voters of Kershaw District, as a fit pcixm to till the vacancy caused by the resignation of Judge ViTiiniis, as a member of the State Convention. by MANY CITIZENS. January 24 2 Plonsn nminution W\f II. TA VI.aii Vcn oo n Candidate lor a seat in the State Convention, to 1111 tho vacancy occasioned by the resignation of lion. T. J. Withers, and greatly oblige MANY VOTERS, January 2-A 2 Special IS^otices. GARDEN SEEDS, OK T1IE G ROWTJ L OF 1 SCO. A FULL SUPPLY for sale at the POST OFFICE. January 17 IOOO HSAB.CS COTTON WANTED. WE WILL BUY ONE THOUSAND BALES COTTON. M. BAUM & BROS. January 17 a Chan Ac, For isgF. PR IC E?FIFTR EN C ENTS. FOR SALE AT TilE January It POST-OFFICE. post office notice. 1 UNTIL I-TETHER NOTICE, T11E MAILS WILL bo closed daily at 8 p. 111. The office will be opened from 8 a. m. to 12 m., and from 1 to:: p. in., and for one hour ailer opening of the mail in the evening. For the mid-day trains, tho mails to Richmond and Charleston are closed at 11 a. in.: and for all the other ofliees at 10 a. m. Letters dropped into tho offico for delivery, must bo prepaid, two cents each. No letter is delivered unless so prepaid. T. W. FECUES, P. M. ,V ovembcr 15 1 f Ooxiieclei'a/te War Tax. 4 LL PERSONS WHO HAVE NOT MADE THEIR 1\ Return, are requested to do so before the ll)th of February. Those who may desire to appeal from the assessment made, must do so by that time. A. M. KENNEDY, 0. C. W. T. K. D. January 21 2 rV.Tsrive *3 V.1 cO*-*# r|"MlREE HUNDRED EES. OF GOOD COPERAS, 1 for s;i!" at a low price, at the Olu Brick Corner. .January 31 Jmo T. S. MYERS. To Rent. 4 LOT. WITH A NEW BLACKSMITH SHOP, j.\ situated on tlie corner of Broad and York-street, will be ivnt< d l'or the present year. January .31 KAY. BONNET. Seed Oats. OAA BUSHELS FINK QUALITY SEEP OATS, ?' /'/ fur sale low lor Cash, at the "Old Brick Corner." T. S. MYERS. January .31 ilmo Tax Notice. I" WILL ATTEND AT THE FOLLOWING PLA. ccs on the following days, for the purposo of colir rv.*. ?i.n IIIU j. i ui A.U iftjiiiw iwi/, IV-fi tuu 18G1 : At Liberty T1 ill. on Monday the 3d March. At Flat Lock, on Tuesday -1th March. AtLull'alo. on Wednesday 5th March. At Li/.enbv's, on Thursday Gtli March. At Soli rock's, on Friday 7th March. At Curcton's Mill, on Saturday 8th March. My Looks will bo opened then at the storo of Messrs. Mct'urry <t: Hannnersloughs. in Oarndcn, until the 1st of May. at which time the books will be positively closed, and all defaulters doubled taxod. "January 31 4 11. PATH, T. C. K. D. NOTICE- t# ! rpitK UNDERSIGNED HAS JUST RECEIVED A ' X good t rtielo of HOLLAND (UN, and an excel1-'lit article of N. 1*1. RUM^ A lot of good Ryo WI11SKKV; also, a few barrels of North Carolina Extra, [ at the " Old liriek Corner."' T. S. MYERS. January 31 3mo