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VOLUME I. CAMDEN, SO. CA-, FRIDAY, MAY 9, 1862. NUMBER 28.
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No deduction made, except to our regular advertising
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Three Squares 3 mos., 12
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Four Squares 3 mos., 16
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Eight dollars per annum lor every additional
Business, and Professional Cards Eight Dollars
a-year. All advertisements for less than three months
<3ash. If the number of insertions is not specified in
writing advertisements, will be continued till ordered out,
and charged accordingly.
Announcing Candidates, three months. Five Dollars
over that time, the usual rates will bo charged.
No advertisement, however small, will be considered
less than a square; and transient rates charged on all
for a less time than three months.
SOUTH CAROLINA RAIL ROAD
k?? DAT NIGHT
Leave Charleston 7.00 a m 8.15 p m
Arrive at Kingsville, the
Junction ofthe Wilmington
& Manchester EL R.. 2.45 pm 3,15 a m
Arrive at <Joiumoia 4uupm io.uu a m
Arrive at Camden | 4.40 p m J
Leave Camden 5.20 a ra
Leave Columbia 6.16 a m 5.30 p m
Leave Kingsville, the Junction
of the Wilmington
ft Manchester Railroad.. 6.45 am 3.25 p. m
Arrive at Charleston 3.00 p m 2.30 a. m.
# western route.
a 8tat10ns- trains. trains
Leave Charleston 7.00 am 6.30 p m
Arrive at Auguata I 2.45 pm |4.30 pm
Leave Augusta i 8.00 am | 7.30 p m
Arrive at Charleston ' 3.30 pm i 4.30 a m
through travel between augusta and kin8gville
? day night
stations. trains. trains.
Leave Augusta 8.00 a m 7.30 p in
Arrive at Kingsville 2,45 p m 3.15 a m
Leave Kingsville I 6.45 am j 8.25 pm
Arrive at Augsta I 1.16 p mj 11.15 pm
JIID-DAY TRAIN BETWEEN CAMDEN AND
Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday.
uvn n? i tr.
Leave Camden, 11.40a. m. | Leave Kingsville, 8.6 a.m.
Leave Boykin's, 12.12p.m Leave Clarkson's 8.20 44
Leave Olaremont 1.248 u Leave Manchester JunoLeave
Middleton 1,10 " tion 8.88 a. m.
Leave Manchester Juno- Leave Middleton 8.43
tion 1.18, p. m. Leave Claremont 9.08 "
Leave Clarkson's 1.38 " Leave Boykin'e 9.48 "
Arrive at Kingsville 1.60, Arrive at Camden, 10.20
Nov. 8?tf H. T. PEAKS, Gen'i Sup't.
Oats and Cow Peas
For sale for cash, at the old corner.1
November 1 B. W. BONNET.
I HAVE VHIS DAY, OCTOBER 24, SOLD OUT
my entire stock of Good*, Wares and Merchandise,
pn the town of Camden, to I. M. Springer, Esq., who
(will continue the business at the same stand I have
.oocupied heretofore in the said town. All persons '
who are in anywise indebted to me, will please make
payment of the same to said J, M. Springer, at an
early day; apd all who have claims against me will
preeept them to him for settlement.
v DteemberlS R. SPRINGER.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
EXECUTIVE COUNCIL CHAMBER.)
Columbia, S. C., April 24, 1862. J
The following resolutions
were adopted by the Governor and Council,
and were ordered to be published:
The Congress of too Confederate States of
America having passed an Act entitled uAn
Act to Further Provide for the Public Defence,''
approved April ?, 1862, which authorizes the
President to call out and place in the military
service of the Confederate States for three years,
unless the war shall have been sooner ended,
all wlpte men who are residents of the Confederate
States between the ages of eighteen (18)
and thirty-five (35) except those exempt by
law, the Governor and Council, as representing
the authority ofthe State, are induced to waive,
for the present, all objections to the measure, -
and to give it a cheerful and energetic support,
upon the ground of imperious public necessity.
The operation of the Act aforesaid takes all the
material of armies between the ages mentioned
from the control of the State, whether for active
duty in the field or for internal and police
defence. To meet this new condition of things
it becomes necessary that the State shall adopt
further measures to organize its forces aud
provide for its defence. Therefore, be it
1. Resolved, That a State Reserve Force '
shall be organized as promptly as practicable, to
consist of two corps.
2. That the first corps shall embrace all male
citizens of this State between the ages ot thirty- j
live (35) and fitly (50) yearn, wIiohIihII be held I
for active service wherever required by the
State authorities, and bo still subject to the
performance of patrol and police duty until
c^jled into active service.
3. That the second corps shall embrace all
those'persons who'are by law exempted from
ordinary militia duty, all alien residents, and
all male citizens between the ages of sixteen
(16) and eighteen (18) and fifty (60) and sixtyfive
(65) years, who shall be held for the performance
of patrol duty and for the internal
defence of the State when required.
4. That to effect the organization of the
several corps of reserves, it shall be the duty
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oi me acijuumi ana inspector-ijcnerHi to cause
a prompt and accurate enrollment of all persons
embraced within the two classes specified,
as well as those embraced in the said Act of
Congress, specifying in each case on the roll
with the names the exemptions, if any, and the
causes and evidences thereof; the age, and the
dtstricf; parish, regiment and heat company
within which the persons respectively may reside.
And lor this purpose the Adjutant and
Inspector-General shall employ tl c agencies
provided in the first resolution adopted by the
Governor and Council on the 0th of March
1862, to comply with the requisition made by
the Secretary of War for five regiments from
this State; and he will use such other instrumentalities
as he may deem proper.
By order of the Governor and Council.
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May 2 1
THE UNDERSIGNED HAS JUST RECEIVED A
good article of HOLLAND WIN, and an excel*
lent article of M. K. RUM A lot of good Rye W UfS
KEY; also. a few barrols of North Carolina Extra,
at the ? Old brick Corner." T. S. MYM.S
January 31 3rao
ITM'E WIUL SELL GOODS DURING 1862 FOR
V v cash only. No books or memorandums will be
will be kept. No goods will be allowed to leave tae
store until fully settled for. No orders will be filhd
unless accompanied by the cash. This notice is in*
tended lor one and all; and we very much hope that
no one will ask us to depart iroro this rule, as we are
determined to adhere to it without respect ol persons.
Dec 20 3m MARONKY, BOSW ELL A BRO.
TONS PERUVIAN GUANO. ALSO A
JL small lot of Patagooian Guano, for sale by
Februaiy 28 E. W BONNKY.
SEED OATS FOR SALE AT THE "OLD COR?er,"
by E. W. BONNKY.
February'28- * V" !
; Ft em (h? Charlttton Mercury.
It Charleston to bo tavedf
To the Editor of the Charleston Mercury:
The Mercury asks this question, and asserts
that, with 2,000 more laborers for four weeks,
the city conld be saved.
If the people could but be convinced that
anybody was in earnest about it, and that
Charleston?not the mere bricks and mortar
but the site?where commerce has her seat,
and history has been made in other days?the
place where, more than in any other equal
area, the pledge of Carolina's honor is bestowed?that
this Charleston is to be defended
to the last extremity; not two thousand, but
ten thousand laborers could certainly be had.
Feeling thus, there are many to whom the
aIqliArata fnrhfixatimia <? tha t.f PKarlua.
vuwv/wi i?vv ivi viuvnviuuo *rt *(?v r vi v/?in?
ton are simply a grievance and a provocation *
they are a gnarartee to onr enemies that when
they have eutered by the front door (the bar-,
bor) they shall have the best means of closing
the back door against us, at cur expense.
Nobody doubts that the city ought to be
defended ; but there is only one way of proving
that it will bo?that is, tending away the
women and children. Let the Governor and
Courcil order away the families of the wealthy;
let them take a rough but large estimate of the
poor families; let them give notice to every
District which is accessible by railroad, through
the Soldiers1 Board of Relief, that so many
families will be sent them in so many da}s, to
be sheltered and fed, that pole houses must be
built and food found for tliem. Let this
pledge be given, that our generals shall not be
besieged, in the critical moment, by weeping
women and their babes; and we shall know
that there is an object before us, worthy the
And if this is not done?if our rulers have
not the moral courage, and are not ripe for
heroic emergencies?then, in the name of
common sense and the country, pour a little
nitric acid into your guns, mine the forteabove
all, level your field works?send our armies
to Virginia or Tennessee, where we know (
some fighting is to l>e done.
We know the question is asked, as though
it were unanswerable : 44 Where is tbo wisdom
of doing the enemy's work for him ?" And :
44 If we destroy the city, what do we gain by
defending the desolated site f" We reply ;
that destruction, which weuld be a crime if it
were not necessary, becomes heroic when it
nullifies a victory. Let everything be preserved,
of course, while it can be defended*
But bow easily those questions can be retorted!
Where is the wisdom of furnishing ready-built
cities to our worst enemies?the very thing
they covet? And if wc destroy the city,
what will the vandals gain by taking the cmp
ty site ?
Is there no advantage in making one harbor
absolutely impregnable, and thus maintaining a
communication with the world ? Or, suppose
wc lose it after all, if the enemy should attempt
to hold the ground, is there nothing in having
made it untenable, by reason of the sickness
the ruins would breed f Nothing in the proof
that there is desperate earnestness somewhere
in the Confederacy?
In a word, then, preserve every street, and
lane, and shed, while it can be defended, but
send off, at once, those who will render decisive
impossible. Thus you will convince all?friend
and foe, and idle lookers-on?that we are locked
together in a pcrfcot covenant to conquer or
perish together. Thus you will arouse the
spirit of the State, exercise the jealousy and suspicion
that 60 readily spring amid disasters,
and show that the gage is thrown down in
Charleston, that the utmost chivalry of the
whole people must redeem.
1 am, Sir, Ac., A. Charlkbtoniav.
A critic says that the flag proposed by the
joint committee of Congress, as represented in
the newspaper cats, is suggestive of the pirate's
flag?bones a la taltier and skull in oentre. I
Late?t from New OrlwiH. '
Richmond, May 4.?Authentic information
has been received here by telegraph from New
Orleans, that the garrison at Fort Jackson had
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mourned ana spisea some or me guns, wncn
General Duncan surrendered. The Louisiana,
which was found to be unmanageable, was at
Fort St. Philip, anchored as a footing battery.
She received one of the enemy's heavy broad*
sides at the distance of thirty feet, without
sustaining any injnry. She was then blown
up by Commander Mclntof b, who bad his arm
and leg torn off by the cxploscon.?About thii*
teen of the enemy's vessels cam? up before the
surrencer of tho forts. Among them was. the
Brooklyn and three other vessels of her class,
The eneiny is believed to be in full posse&sion
of the city. Previous to tbe surrender, the
French Commander of the Militarie gave notice
to the enemy that he would require sixty
days notice to remove French citizens, in case
a bombardment wns to take place. The city
is now quiet, though great excitement prevails.
The DeoDle are thorouchlv Ioval to the South.
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All the cotton and shipping at New Orleans
and Caton Rongo has been burned. Tbe
cotton thus destroyed amounts to 32,000
How the Yankee Soldiers Behave f?t
a "Female Rebel's" House.
A Yankee corresdondent says:
Mrs. Farrenhold has deserted her house, and;
the soldiers have frken complete possession.?
Her secession proclivities have made her what
she is?a ruined woman. Her slaves say they
will not be hired out. She has no land to cultivate,
Her husband is in the rebel ranks and
she a wanderer. Many say she is a spy, left
here purposely by the enemy to gather information.?She
is somewhat of the "strong-minded"
We popped into her mansion this morning,
and found a score of soldiers making "Johnny
Cakes," at the parlor fire-place, using green
Venetian shutters for fuel. On the walls
the soldiers have scribbled all sorts of
^devices?many of them quite meritorious in
the way of drawing. Some are qnite comical
and full of point. One represent* a mule, and
is marked "Government beef." Another is a
Zouave sitting on the ground, with a square
biscuit in his hand, underlined "one square
meal a day." Many of the soldiers have written
their names, and those belonging to the fire
companies hnve added the name of their favo%.
ito "machine." The "Knickerbocker" Fire
Company, of New York, the "Weccacoe" Engine,
of Philadelphia, &c., appear in large cap a
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The Fight at Cumberland Gap.
Our information from Cumberland Gap it .
that the Federals, in laige force, commenced
an attack about noon on Tuesday. Tbey were
gallantly received by our forces, snd three
times repulsed. In the last attack we learn
that they chargod up to the breastwork; of the
fortifications. Tbe enemy's loss 180 killed andi
about 400 wounded. Our loss was 17- killed,
and about 80 wounded. The last repulse was
an cffecinal one, and sent the Fedrraisr to use
one of their own phrases, "skedadling." They
had not, at our last account, renewed the:
Gen. Stevenson, who has command of the
forces at the Gap, has proved himself the man
for the place; and, we learn, possesses the entire
confidence of our troops. The fortifications
have beeil approved by all experienced military
men who have examined them; and, as the
enemy's gunboats are not likely to ascend the
Cumberland Mountains, we may hope that thir
victory?by no means an unimportant one? '
is not the last that will be achieved by the heroic
band who have so long and gallantly 'de
fended that post, barring the d'?or of East Tennessee
and Sonrh western Virginia against tit
hosts of Lincoln invaders.
i . i 7* i ?? ' 05 ' ' *'?
Gen. ??C? ** ? oaa%ae<Mp ?hf com- ,
mand ot Fort Pillow at Randolph, Tenn.
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