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iii mwifiwu -apji'im jhwl.iji h j t?l)C Cmnkn Coitfe&ccate. VOLUME II fCAMDEN, SO. CA., FRIDAY, MARCH 6~1863. NUMBER 19 f t)c Camden (Confederate, AT THREE DOLLARS A YEAS, PAYABLE INVARIABLY HALF-YEARLY IN ADVANCE. ??? Terms lor Advertising: For one Square?fourteen lines or less?ONE DOLLAR AND TWENTY-FIVE CENTS for each i uscrcion. OumrvttY Notices, exceeding ono Square, charged Iq at advertising rates. Transient Advertisements ancUJob WorK MUST BE PAID EOTt IN ADVANCE. * No deduction made, except to our regular advertising patrons. .T. T. HIErtSHMAN, Editor. FltlDAl, 1YIARCII 6, 1S63. ? ? w m. v * r t | \. V ? From this dato the subscription price of the Confederate will bo $3.00, payable half yearly in advance. We have but one price for transient advertising, * viz.: $1.25 per square?no deduction for subsequent insertions. No advertisements inserted, unless nccompan ied with the cash . No exceptional cases, but those with whom we have made prior arrangements. Change in Seliednle of S. C. IE. EE. j Arrive at Camden 5:10 p. in. Arrivo at Augusta 3:45 p. m. Arrive at Columbia 5:00 p. in. Tho timo of departing from each of the above named i. luiii-us nuvu nut uucn ciinngcu, anil will continue as heretofore, until further notice l?Ntatc Sale. The following negro property was sold on Monday last, by J. \V. P. McKacan, auctioneer, at the estate sale of the late C. Matiirson, Esq.: 1 m;?i 50 years old, $700; woman and daughter, $1850; woman and three children; *2150; woman and two children, $3025; boy 21 years, $1960; boy 26 years, $ 1950. futfliiiff. Humiliation jnui Prayer. President Davis, has set apart Friday, the twentyseventh in St., as a day of fasting, humiliation and prayer. And calls on all the good citizens of these Confederate States to repair on thai day to their several places of public worship, and to join in prayer to Almighty God that lie will continue His merciful protection over ourejiusn that ho will co>u<-o?a,.? ? _ _ _ , ? - . .v. .. ..i . > ?? . v ? \mi- VUVUIllUi! unci set nt naught thoir evil designs, and that He wilj graciously restore to our beloved country the blessings of peaco and security. I^iucoInN Winter rainpai^i!. Lincoln's winter campaign lor the subjugation of the South closed on the 28t.h ult. Not a solitary promise with which it was inaugurated has been redeemed. Ingloriously balked nt Fredericksburg, cheeked, crippled and thwarted at Mursfreesboro, and knocked into everlasting smash at Vicksburg, it has proveu a costly, stupendous and most ridiculous failure. With an arm}', already outnumbering our own, increased by the addition of six hundred thousand nieu, with a Navy which they boasted was superior in number and ! armament to any that ever floated on the bosom of the dooi). tllrt Jilmlilwin rtAt?a?niv.n?k I " , , >1U1VI IIIMCIIlr HUB I1UI/ SII1CO mc nrsi day of December last advanced one lino or inch on the road to success. How much better oft' are we to-day than the most hopeful among us, six months ago, supposed wo would be? Why ho would have been sot down as a crasy enthusiast who, at that time had uttered a prediction in accordance with present fact. Homos desolated, cities bombarded and burnt, plantations la hi wast and monuments of human bones to commemorate triumph of abolitionism?were matters o! gem ral apprehension. None of these have wo seen. On the contrary the enemy has all along and is now held (irmly at bay. Our gallant army lias improved in efticeucy and numbers; while theirs has been ' ?- - - uj uuiuat ana aesertion. Division lias, to some extent at least demoralized their cause, while c ity and the moral energy of right have thrown around ours the panoply and the shield of invieibility Is not the present a fitting season for a national thanks giving to tho Almighty Ruler who has thus given our struggling Confederacy such abundant proofs of His gracious favor? With tho addition of at least 500.000.000 dollars to tho resources of their treasury, says the Richmond Examiner, there is no impediment to tho Washington Government from continueing the war. on the present gigantic scale, for another season; and if the effect of thoir conscription bill wero only to keep in the field tlio troops that would otherwise soon be disbandedthe prosecution of tho war for at loast another year, would be ensured. It becomes tho South, therefore, to dismiss all thought of ponco, and to prepare for resist ing the most formidable, bocauso the most desporato, onset that wo have yet had to sustain from tho baffled and exasperated, but none the less determined foe. Lincoln Supreme Ruler. Throe important measures, says tl? Carolinian, are now before the Federal Congress, tlio passago of which* will of courso occur, as they have been caucussod upon by the Abolition leaders, that will invest Lincoln wit^ ; a power more to be feared by those who may acknowledge his Government than that of an absolute monarch. Theso are, first, the bill giving him power to suspend the writ of habeas corpus, which will give him full control of the persons of all within his dominions; second, the militia bill, which proposes to placo under liin pnntrnl tl\n wlmln mJlii ~- 1 ? 1 ...u ?v..v/ i<uviv iiiinviu tuiuu ui me country aim the sword entirely under his hands; and third, the financial scheme, which will give him the purse. We have no doubt of the passage of all three propositions beforo the final adjournment of tho venal Congress now in session, whose legal existence close on the 4th inst. They are the means by which the more dominant party expect to continue their power after they retireWith those grants Abolition legislation will be no longer necessary, and conservative legislation will be a nullity. Any act of the latter to restrict the action of the President can easily be silenced by the veto, and the sword and purse continue to be used, without i hindrance, to complete the ambitious schemes of the j would-be autocrat and h is followers. The army, the I navy, and the treasury, will be under tho absolute and ! unlimited control of Lincoln ; he will have absolute | power to force his armies every man whom he pleases, j and incarcerate in his bastiles everyone who presumes to oilier with him, nndifreedom of speech and of tho j press can be restrained at pleasure, with as much fa* j cility as can freedom ol tho person. Ilis people will j : then learn how much of theit own liberty has been I i lost by their blindly aiding hitn to secure that of tho ! i negro, and that, too, when it is too lato. | A IfhiKl.from Bceclier | The Independent Henry Ward lleecher's paper, and | I 0110 of the official orgaus.of AW H. Seward, _ has the following sentiments in a late issue: The interval between the dostruction'and^ the salvation of the Republic is measured by two ste: s: one ; is emancipation,^the other military success. Tho'lirst is taken, the other delays. How is it to be achieved? j There is but one answer: by the ncgrol They (the negroes) are the forelorn hope of the Re- j public. They arc the last safe-keepers of the cause. I I We must make alliance w-iili tliom r?r #\nt- i t...~ ! ccss is imperiled. Congress es in dispute over a 1 till to arm and equip ! one hundred and lifty. thousand negroes to serve in j the war. Let itstop'the dona.e. The case.is settled; j the problem is solved; the argument is done; let the I recruiting sergeants beat the drum! the next levy of I troops must not be made in the North, but on the j plantations. Marshal them into line by regiments and ; brigades! The men that have nicked cotton must, i now pick flint-! Gather tiie great third army! For two years Government has been searching in an en; eniy's country for a path for victory; only the negro can find it? Give him a gun and bayonet, and let him point the way! The future is fair. God and the j negro arc to save the republic! If all tho objurgations of the English language were j ; concentrated in one firo and brimstone paragraph. ; they would not be strong enough to apply to the inliu' man being wlioimpenned the above. Comment, there| fore, is out of the question. Wo must invent another I language for our lieud.s. The nresent was intended | for man. Instruction of tlic Steamer Nashville. \ Savannah, February 28.?The Nashville, in com- ! ing up tho < igeecheo last night, grtmnded on a sandbar above Fort McAlister, and was discovered this ; morning by the enemy's fieet. An iron-clad opened I fire across the marsh at tho Nashville at 7,30, and con- \ j tinned till 10, when an incendiary shell struck the j Nashville, setting hor on (ire, and she is now a total j wreck. The fort lired upon the iron-clad, hitting her three times. Other gunboats from tho fleet shelled fort, doing no damage. Ciiaiilkston and Savaxxaii.?Tho New York Commercial Advertiser says the assault on these places will be more like a protracted siege thau an overwhelming attack. Tho Charleston and Savannah channels liavo been planted with torpedos, and obstructions placed therein, so that tho torpedos failing to accomplish their mission, tho vessels will be held under firo long enough to seriously Cripplo them. If F ort McAlistor i3 a specimen, wo may pause before wo j contemplate an ? asy victory. That fort is now plated untl imnf?nnf*r\ Ihn ~ ? * ? Al I ....v. ?W Ills iuuuuumtH SIJUL its U10 >)IOU j tank is to that of the fort. Above the fort is lined j with obstructions and torpedoa which prevent ironI triads from successfully passing the riror. Until the torpedos and obstructions are removed, the iron-clnds cannot bo made effective, and these cannot bo removed while the lort remains. The dcfeucos of Charleston are represented as equally elaborate as those of Savanna;). The attack upon these places will bo a severe one, and a victory, if gained, will bo dearly purchasod. A Tbni>kr Fry.?In Greenwich, it. I., Csiear Clnrk? ono hundred yours old, was married lately to Betsy Fry, a damsel of seventy. y Highly Important from Savummli. ANOTHER ATTACK ON GENESIS POINT?THE MONITORS AT WORK?EIGHT HOURS INCESSANT BOMDARDMKNT? TIIE ENEMY WITHDRAWS, BAFFLED. RlViVVHI \famli O " ? I'l? 1 ........ii, univil ?? IU. 1IIU fUVIllJf UpCllUU the attack on Fort McAlister, at Genesis Point, at 8:30 this morning. Three iron-dads and two mortar boats are keeping lip a constant lire upon the fort. An eight-inch columbiad in the fort has been dismounted. The only casualties 011 our side, thus far, are two men slightly wounded. The tiring continues very heavy. (Later?Official Despatch.) Savaxxaii, 9 ]). m.?The three iron-clads ceased fire at 4:20 p. in., and drew oil*. Apparently, they are receiving amunition for a renewal of tho attack tomorrow. Tho carriage of an eight-inch Columbiad was destroyed by one of tho enemy's shots. It will be replaced to-night. Tho garrison, as heretofore, behaved nobly. Omkxs op Peacb.?A correspondent of the Floridinn and Sentinel, writing from Fredericksburg, gives the following singular freak of nature a place in his letter, lie says: While speaking of peace there is a legend connected with a spring near Fredericksburg, which I will relate for the benefit of tho curious: According to tradition, this spring was discovered running three months llpforA tho faunlntinimr.. t'l'? ?..V .Vfviuuviiuij n ill, XIIIIHUUlll.S bcforo n treaty of peace it dried up and ceased to run. It commenced running again before the war of 181'2 and three months before its close, as in the revolutionary war, it again dried up, and*80 with the Mexican war. Three month belore the fall of Fort Sumter it commenced runninganda short time since dried up. I give for my author an aged man, who was born and is living near the spring and who has considerable property, and offers to bet it all that wo will have peace in three months from the drying up of the spring. Tiioum.k ix the Yankee Came.? A fow days ago our pickets beyond Tullahoma heard heavy firing in the direction of Mnrfrosbero. A deserter soon after came in and related the cause of the firing. This deserter said that the Republicans and Democrats in the Federal army became engaged in a dispute about the holding of tho Convention in Louisville, Ky., and from words the parties went to blows with the fist; thence to pistols and muskets; when, finally, Rosecrans ordered out artillery to ijuell the disturbance. ~r .i._ t.i_a 1 .< ? v uivioioimui uiu rcuurni army uius uccamo enengaged, and fought each other for the length of time specified above with cannon. Two hundred and fifty were killed, and a Large number wounded. We give the repot t for what it is worth, hoping it may prove true. British Ships in* tiieGulf.?There are now no less than forty British ships of war iu or near the Gulf from a line of battle ship to the smallest despatch boat, including eleven heavy first class frigates all carrying the Armstrong gun, which will send a ball through a target nearly six miles. The whole of the force is arranged so as lo bo concentrated, if necessary, at any point in the Gulf within twelve or fourteen days. Reported Capture of tub Bijookly.v.?The Vicksburg Whig says: "Wo have information, which comes through a well known gentleman from New Orleans, that General Maorudf.k captured the famous Yankee man-of-war Brooklyn, off Galveston, a short time since. She grounded, and while her crew were in the act of shilling ilia guns to get her off, Magruder sent out his mosquito fleet and boarded her. This news was credited in New Orleans." "Let our public men hiss the shadow of repudiation. Our subjugation would be the involuntary result of foreign violence; repudiation would bo evidenco of voluntary, innate want of principlo. Let every Southern statesman and citizen adopt the languago, "I understand not tho idea of repudiation!" Let us hate it worse than Yankee tyranny, for the latter would be our misfortune, and the former our crime." How to StRAk1htkv a WKfifinn'a wnnr tl.o York Tribune states Hint Fred Douglas gave a lecture or speech at tho Cooper Institute, in Now York, on Friday night, on the President's Proclamation. Among other things lie said: "Since tho uttering of that proclamation I have grown taller and folt whiter and comb my hair with less difliculty." "Good Ego."?The Lynchburg Virginian says an egg has been sold in tho market, in that town, having engraved on its shell "Ponco in thirty days from Easter Sunday!" A great lien it was that laid that egg. Long may she flourish. Tho Fortress Monroe correspondent of tho N. Y. Times says it is a notorious fact that cortain privates of tho 9:id Now York Regiment have knidnapped uogros and sold them to secessionists outsido of Federal lines. Splendid Victory of Van Dorn In Tenlicftsce* Ciiattaxooqa, March 4.?Van Dorn attacked the enemy at Franklin, 18 miles south of Nashville, on Sunday last, with cavalry and light artillery, capturing three thousand Yankeo troops, with their stores and equipments. hater.?We have received confirmatory reports of Van Dora's successful raid in Franklin. He is now in puoovooiun vi 11ittt I'utct*. nu capiurea ?iu wfl^ons loaded with stores. The Yankeo loss was 1000 killed and wounded. Our loss was hesvy. The number of prisoners taken by our troops was 2000. On and after the 1st day of March, the subscription price for the Charlelton Courier will bo $12 for the daily paper and $G lor tho tri-wcckly paper. Axotuer Fcut Opened.?Gen. J. Bankhead Magrudcr has announced by proclamation the opening of tho blockade of tho port ofLavacca, Texas. married! At the Allen llouso, Barnwell, S. C., ou Thursday evening the 2Gth instant, by tho Rev. Andrew Flinn Dickson, .T. 0. THORNTON, Esq., formerly of Columbia, S. C now of Georgia, to Mrs. CAROLINE'S. HAGOOD, of Barnwell. Special USTotices. keksiiaw roiM.ii: no. 20, a. f. ml A STATED COMMUNICATION OP KERSHAW Lodge No. 20 A. P. M., will be held at their Lodgo Room, Tuesday evening, 10th inst., at t 1-2 o'clock By order of W. M. J. JONES, Sec. March G 1 91EDICAL XOT1CE, DR. W. R. S1KES TENDERS II1S SERVICES as practising physician to the citizens of Camden and vicinity. Ollico on main street, in the rooms formerly occupied by Dr. T. J. "Workman. DCS. JOH\ MeCAA I OFFERS HIS SERVICES TO T1IE CITIZENS I of Camden and surrounding country. Office two doors above the Branch Bank, Camden, So. Ca. January 30. MEDICAL NOTICE. DR. T. REENSTJERNA, oilers his services to> the public in quality of Physician, Surgeon and Accoucheur. Ofliec over the store of Messrs. Gaylo Young. May 30 SPECIAL NOTICE. ENROLLING OFFICE. TIE A DOTT \ "RTHTRS l Kershaw IMst., Camden*, S. C., Keb. 1, 1863. ) IN TU. SUAXCK TO OKDKltS FROM COL. JOIIN 8* IToston, commandant of conscripts, Columbia, S. 0., all white male residents of Kershaw District, and all transient persons botween the ages of eighteen  I and tbrtv  not in tho military service of the Confederate States, are ordered to report forthwith to tho Knrolling Otticer of this District or bo considered and published as deserters. All ollieers, nou-coaimissioned officers and privates absent from their commands without leave or on expired leave, will also report at tbeso Headquarters, or will be published and arrested as deserters. All exemptions and discharges previous to the 11th of October are not considered valid. All persons m the employment of the Government will forthwith report their names, ages and naturo of their occupation; and all persons following professions and trades entitling them to o xemption, will present the evidence of the same. Under General Orders No. 43 of the State Adjutant and Inspector-General, all Militia Officers are ordered to furnish forthwith rolls of all persons in their Boat liable to conscription. Persons claiming to bo exempt should report promptly, that thoir cause of exeniptiou may bo properly enrolled. The office will be opened on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, between tho hours of 9 and 2, at Dr. D? L. DkSAUSSUUES otlieo in Caniuon. K. B. CANTEY, Capt. and Enrolling Officer of Kershaw District. OFFICE (tUARTERMASTER, Charleston, S. C., October 1, 18G2. MR. A. M. LEE IS APPOINTED AGE ST OP this department, for tho purchase of Corn nnd Fodder, in the Districts of Kersliaw and Lancaster. Planters desiring to sell, will communicate with him. jrnrucuuir uuwuuuu njusi uu paiu u> ine pacning o the fodder, and no water must be used. During the past year the Government experienced heavy loss from improper packing, and all such will bo hereaftor rejected. MOTTK A. PRINGLE, Captain and Assistaut Quartennastor. fg* Tho subscriber can bo found at his rosideneo DeKalb street, next west ot tho Presbytorian Church October 10 A. M LEE.