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i ttlDAV. Al ttUST 11. IKtiit
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Notice to tlic Ludic*.
All persons having work belonging to the
Aid Association are requested to send it to the
ball on Thursday, 21st instant.
Miss Ciiesnut acknowledges the receipt of
three bushlcs of meal from a Regular Contributor
; 3 bushles of jneal from Mrs. C.; 2
busliles of meal from Mr. A. M. Kennedy.
Two boxes and 1 basket rf>f vegetables were
sent on the Cth instant to Miss Fannie DeSaussurc.
Eight bushels meal to Dr. J. Bachman
for the use of she soldiers.
Appeal For Hospital Supplies.
An appeal has been made to the Aid Association
of this place, by the ladies of Charleston,
for vegetables, fruits and provision of any
kind, for the soldiers and hospitals in the city.
The members of the Association will send
every Thursday by mid-dav train, whatever
car 'looted for that purpose. They theref
\-. sol donation? from the citizen of Camdon
and Us vicinit y, of any thing that can contribute
to the comfort of the sick and weary solJ12
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uicr. j.ncso donations can be sent, to Mr.
Kennedy's store on Thursday morning, by 10
The Term* of Peace.
Jumping at conclusions is a very common,
but proverbially an uncertain, way of arriving at
correct ones. The Yankee nation is perhaps as
pre-eminent in these mental saltatory performances
as it confessedly is in lying, and stealing
and blustering. Thev have recently met with
unexpected successes in various parts of the
theatre of war, and on this account havo determined
for themselves that the "rebellion" is
" crushed" at last. The most impoftant act
remaining to be performed is, to decide the
terms upon which they will receive submission.
Some of these terms are very easily lixed. The
great mass of ignorant and deluded Confederates,
who have been beguiled into treason
against " tlm best government the world ever
saw" are to receive pardon and amnesty for
their henious crime. This is an act of magnanimous
charity and forgiveness upon the
part of those who have been so greatly sinned
against?who have hecn so unrighteously resisted
and punished for only attempting to
exercise their clear right to despoil and desecrate
the hearths, homes and altars of these
traitors?that it must call down the ringing
plaudits of the world. So much for clemency.
But stern justice demands and must have her
victims. The ringleaders of this " unholy"
strife, they must surely suiter. President Davis,
Generals Lee, Johnston, Beaureu \ri>,
and the largo number of prominent officials,
both civil and military, arc to be made an example
and a warning for all future generations.
For this is but retributive justice. After the
questions of life and liberty of these u rebels"
arc thus happily and satisfactorily disposed of,
the knotty point, as to the disposition of their
property, springs up with all its complications
-and conflicting aspects.
The harmonious concord of those honest
men who constitute the cabinet at Washington,
is disturbed by jarring opinions upon the
subject. Shall emancipation be immediate or
gradual? Shall confiscation extend only to
the life of the traitor, or shall a law be passed
applying the forfeiture to the heirs of the traitor,
forever? What modifications of the constitutions
of the " insurgent States" slmll be
exacted before, their rcadinission to the Union ?
These and many other similar and important
questions will suggest the difficulties
which the Yankees labor under in establishing
tin: future status of the insurrectionary distri,
U, now that this useless and uubo'y war is
virtually ended.
TJ icsc discussions and dissentions in the
councils of our enemies, arc a dim foreshadow
ing of the fate of this people, if they are unsuccessful
in the present struggle. If at this time,
with one consent, they have determined upon
the execution of those whom we have placed
over us, to rule us, and to lead our armies, and
whom wc arc pledged before the civilized world
to sustain with u our lives, our fortunes and
our sacred honors;" if at this time, they wrangle
among themselves only as to the extent to
which they will strip and despoil us of our
property ; if they manifest so much arrogance
and intended cruelty when wc can display the
front avc now do in Virginia, Mississippi, Tennessee
and other points, Avhat Avill be our fate
when avc arc in truth conquered and subjugated
? Let those who sneakingly whisper and
hint (hoAvcvcr indirectly) at submission and reconstruction,
ponder Avell this consideration.
No, there is but one alternative, complete independence
or abject slavery, and there can be
but tAvo classes in our midst?loyal men, Avhosc
AvatcliAvovd is independence or annihilation,
and that other class comprehending all the
rest, Avho expect or desire any other termination
of the Avar. There arc, perhaps some, Avho
are not averse to submission. The proclivities
of sucli crop out slightly in our present reverses.
Should the vicisitudcs of war bring
still greater calamities, this spirit will he more
manifest, until upon the appearance of the
enemy (should this ever unfortunately occur)
they will spring forward eagerly to take the
oath of allegiance, and place their names in
that list of infamy, made up of deeply dyed
traitors, who would sell their inheritance for a
mess of pottage. Let those who hint at submission
or reconstruction, under any circumstances,
bo marked men, who should he closely
| How to (M?<i;rvc (lie Coming Fast.
The following wholesome advico. to be obj
served for the coming Last Day (21 inst.,) wo
I take from the last, issue of the Southern Chris'
tian Advocate. Our readers will no doubt
profit by reading and digesting:
It will be seen elsewhere, that President
Davis has called us again to fasting, humiliation
and prayer. We certainly need it, and it is to
be hoped that the day will be so observed as
to turn away the Divine wrath.
Now we wish to propose that the observance
be somewhat different on this occasion from
that on any day heretofore appointed.
It is officially annotated?it is a public scr
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vice to which -wc arc called, not by Church authority,
but by our civil rulers. It should be
obscavcd officially, and our rulers should take
thclcad in observing it .properly.
First then, let the President of the /Confederacy,
all the Heads of Departments and their
subordinates at Richmond, fast themselves, repent
of their sins, and meet together at some
selected place of worship, where from a preacher
previously appointed, they may hear a sermon
suited to their positions and responsibilities.
Let the Executive Officers of every State
with their subordinates do likewise, in their respective
Let the Municipal Authorities of even city,
town and villiagc, and, where there arc no
j civic corporations, the County Justices observe
j the day in tlio same public and representative
way. The Judiciary should al&o participate in
this official service.
To make the occasion the more impressive
ii])Oii themselves and others, they may proceed
to the selected place of worship in a body,
with such external tokens of solemnity in bearing
and speech, as will prove that they, who
are responsible for the good order of society
and the success of our revolution, feci deeply
their responsibility, and arc looking honestly
and penitently to God to help them do their
work faithfully.
This is suggested, for no purpose of ostentation,
but because such a procedure is proper
and customary on all occasion of public ceremony?and,
in this instance, we think it desirable
that the people and their representatives
should unite publicly ir? the service of the day.
As to the people themselves, let their work
be laid aside and let them repair p> their
houses of worship, all of which should be open,
to give all the opportunity of waiting on God.
Leave the people no excuse for spending the
day in hunting, fishing or other recreations.
Lot the work of their servants be suspended ;
and where they arc accustomed to have separate
service let it be held for them 011 this day.
"Where this is not the case, let them be invited
to worship with their owners and cmployb.
crs. Thus will the day be observed, in a way
that shall render another fast unnecessary.
And while searching out our own personal <
sins, it may be well to ask if there is not a guilt *
upon the public, which it only can put away, 1
through its representatives. We will call their 1
attention to two particulars and ask our rea- 1
dors to take them into consideration. 1
1. Ilavc we done all our duty in acknowl- i
edging God. the Almighty, only in our Cou 1
stitution. Ought not that instrument also to (
recognize Christ, King of Kings and Lord of !
Lords? Can we hope to please Cod until .it I 1
is done ? j 1
2. lias our legislation respecting pnr slaves f '
been what it should be? Have our laws pro- j 1
tectcd them in those relations established by
Deity for all men, without distinction of race
or color? Have not those laws imposed re- j
strictions upon them, which the Scriptures will j
not warrant ? i
Let us think on these things, and resolve to \
do our whole duty in the premises. ;
Wo would have the preachers selected for j
this occasion to be men not afraid to speak i
1 It' Ia ell AtlT itvn nvlntift 4-1* ^
k/viui ? tv 3UV?? niu 1UIVIO tUVU ctliu mv;
would hope, that discarding all their old fast- <
days sermons, in which they vindicated the
revolution, praised the virtue and valor of our
people, and'abused our enemies, th^v would j
lay the axe to the root of the sins among us, 1
and deal wijh them, with an unsparing hand. ,
Conviction and remorse, must bo awakened, ,
and sincere repentance follow, or the obscrvancc
of the day would bo but a solemn mockcry
before Cod. There is little use for such appointed
days, unless we grow better. They
only enhance our guilt by the addition of hypocrisy
to sin. To keep the day, and then go
on drinking, gaming, swearing Sabbath-breakO
ing, embezzling, speculating, defrauding, extorting,
hoarding, withholding the necessaries
of life from sale, for higher prices, lying swindling.
and committing other sins not necessary
to mention, living for this world and its pleasures
only, thus defying Cod, and provoking
11 is wrath by our iniquities, is only to add aggravating
insult to the infraction of Divine law,
damning enough under any circumstances.
Those who wish to see the day observed
with all due solemnity will please aid us in
bringing these views before the people.
Outrage on Confederate Olllccr*?
HIoman Treated us a Convict.
The New York World, of Monday, has an
editorial on the conduct of General Burnsidc,
from which we lean: that Morgan and his officers,
now in the Ohio l'cnitcntary, arc treated
as convicts, and their heads have been shaved.
The following is a paragraph :
After several months of junketing his army
finally moved out to the Kentucky llivcr, but
never came near an enemy. The only enemy
in Kentucky was allowed to pass directly
through the State. In the face of Burnsidc
and of all his troops, Morgan was permitted to
ride by him almost unmolested, and to cross
into Indiana and Ohio, and not until the citizens
of those States had rallied in sufficient
numbers was tire bold marauder captured.
But if Ilurnside had nothing to do with catching
the hare, he insists upon his right to cook
it when caught.
The commander of the Department of the 1
Ohio first appeare in the field as a barber and
jailor, lie orders the captured officers first to
the city prison of Cincinnati and afterwards to
the Ohio Penitentiary, where they arc subjected
to the indignity of hav ing their heads shaved.
Such a proceeding is as unworthy of a great
nation or its representatives as it is unwarrantable
by all the laws of war. It is perfectly
right of course that these officers should be
detained as hostages for Colonel Slreight's
party, captured in Georgia, but Col. Strcignt is
in the Libby Prison, treated as all other officers
arc treated. The cases arc so nearly alike
that they arc naturally suggestive offiscts of
each other. And if we mistake not greatly,
this cruelty towards Morgan will but inaugurate
a fresh and painful retaliation upon our
prisoners in Richmond.
Sew* from Richmond.
Richmond, Aug. 11.?A notice will be pub*
lished to-morrow, by command of the Sccrotatv
of War, that the passage of Merchandize
through the Confederate lines from the United
States is strictly prohibited hereafter. All
goods so introduced will be seized and retained.
Tlie Tax Regulations.
Richmond, August 11.?The Commissioners;
>f Taxes directs that, in the valuation of all
taxable articles or objects, including the estimates
of agricultural products taxed in kind,
the assessors shall be governed by the current
jelling prices of the articles'01 objccis to be
taxed in the neighborhood where they are
ticld at the time or upon the day with reference
to which the valuation or assessment is required
by law to he made. The assessor is \
dso instructed tp be vigilant in ascertaining V
what each farmer has actually produced, and
to guard against the plan of exchanging corn
Mid wheat with each ot.lior Kir farmnrci j
in certain districts to evade the tax in kind.
From Pcnsacola.
Mobile, August 11.?We have late new a
from I'ensacola. There were sixteen vessels
in the harbor, ten of which were vessels of war
and six transports. The Yankees arc building
two immense hospitals at the Navy Yard, each
300 feet long and three stories high. All ncgrocs
are being sent to New Orleans, where 1
they are drilled and placed in the army there. '
Pcnsacola itself is still considered neutral
From Morris Island.
All Monday night the city resounded with
the thunders of the contending batteries. The
tiring became very rapid about twelve o'clock,
and did not slacken until after daylight. In
the morning two Monitors came up and oxchanged
shots with Battery Wagner, In spite,
however, of the terrible bombardment, tliere
was but one mishap upon our side. Geo. Eggleston,
a member of Oaptaiu Chicestcr's company,
son of Mr. George W. Eggleston, of this
city, had his leg shot oil'near the thigh. lie
was struck by a fifteen inch shell, between
four and five o'clock, a. in., while in the act of
firing his gun, at Battery Wagner. lie has
sinp.<? nf tlin oftru'tc lii<* w/-?inwl I
It is reported that about oneo'clock at niglit ^
the enemy raised a chemical light of cxtraordinary
lustre in the midst of the marsh west of
Morris Island, somewhere in the neighborhood
of the wrecked steamer Maniyault.?Those
who profess that they saw it, dcclaro that it illumined
the harbor for miles around. Fort
Sumter loomed bv its rays on the sight with
the distinctness off day. By this magnificent
laino, it was added, the batteries waged their
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contest until four o'clock in the morning, when
the wonderful chandelier disappeared.
On the other hand, strange to toll, there are
perfectly trustworthy persons, with every op- <
portnnity for observation, who assert that they
saw no such light, and that during theif" watch*
which lasted through the night, the only light
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visible was a common signal ligbt of the enemy.
The firing was continued throughout Tuesday,
through with somewhat less spirit. At
night occasional shots were still heard.?Mercury
of Wednesday.
The Calibre of the Enemy's # Guns.?A
correspondent of the New York Herald, writing
from Morris Island,says : "The guns used
by the army in its opperations against Charleston
harbor arc eight inch l'arratts. Those
used by the navj arc the same, together with
the fifteen inch Dahlgren gnn, which, liowecvr,
was cast at Pittsburg by the Rodman process
? that is to say, the gun has the shape or form
of the original Dahlgren. gun; but, instead of
being cast solid and bored, it was cast hollow.
The original fifteen incli Rodman guns, cast
this way, have been subjected to the test of
over five hundred discharges, while the Dahlgren
iiftcon inch gun has been subjected to
rising six hundred.'
Preparing.?It is stated hv the Mnhile 7V/
bunc that "the Government has made ample
arrangements to provision the city," and tha t.
"private parties arc also making arrangements
to get enough of provisions for family consumption
to last for a considerable time." It is to
hoped, says the Appeal, that, with the fate of
Vicksburg and Port Hudson fresh in the minds
of all, that "ample arrangements" of the Government
will not fail to be carried out. Look
to the pr occedings of the commissaries. Rely
more upon tho bulk of the stoics on hand
than the footings of stated reports.
The total number of prisoners discharged in
Richmond under the recent amnesty to deserters
amounts, says the Richmond JSnquiery
to 1080, all of whom were confined in Castle?,

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