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(T!)c Camdrtt Qioufcknite AT Til It EE DOLL A158 A Y K A It, I'AV MILE INVARIABLY HALF-YEARLY IN ADVANCE Terms lbr Advertising: For otto Squaro?twelve lines or less?TWO DOLLARS for the first insertion, ami ONE DOLLAR AND J-IFTY CENS for each subsequent. Obituary Notices, exceeding one Square, charged to at advertising rates. Transient Advertisements and Job WorK MUST BE PAID FOR IN ADVANCE. No deduction made, except to our regular advertising patrons. .1. T. I IteBSHMA N, Editor. H ltlDAV, OCTOBER 93, 1863. Tax in Kiu<3. On our fourth page will be found an article explanatory, with the above caption. Our farmers and planters being in doubt as to the true letter ot the law respecting the one-tenth of their produce crop, would do well to read the correspondence referred to. Capt. W\ Z. I.cilncr. By reference to our special Notice column it will be seen thai, our esteemed and gallant townsman, AV. Z. Lkitner, Esq., has been appointed Enrolling Officer for Kershaw District. Sec his notice, in another column, to those having substitutes in service; also to overseers. Tlio Lancaster Ledger. AVe arc pleased to sec that our neighbor of the Ledger has succeeded in procuring a sufficient amount of paper to ensure an enlargement of his sheet, to a size that compares favorably with any of our exchanges. The Ledger is well circulated in our section, and would prove an excellent medium for advertising. ? The Foe in Our Front. On the night of September Oth, says the Charleston Mercury of Tuesday, Morris Island was evacuated bv our troops, and left in possession of the Yankee forces. Forty-four days of active and laborious preparation have been expended upon batteries Gregg and AVagncr. And we judge that their arrangements, both for defences and for further operations against onr harbor works and Charleston, draw near to completion. It will soon be ascertained whether the stubborn resistance heretofore encountered, the repeated repulses met with by the enemy, and the heavy cost of the acquisition of Morris Island, has dampened the ardor , and shaken the resolution of the foe : or whether, Gillmoro still confident and reckless, the Yankee Government is in a condition to aflord the maximum of men and means for a grand effort to take the hated "nest of the rebellion." If it be resolved to prosecute the undertaking commenced on the 10th of July, we mav see Fort Sumter subjected to the oideal of a terrible vertical and horizontal fire from mortars and Parrott batteries at 1200 yards, with a crnca ftrn fmm ilin lPiin.oluil ll.i.O n( v i vmu ill v * * v u * V v/ ii V ? 1 (vv.l IIV^V/L II L V> I range. It may be tbc Yankees propose to take that work, and, by means of his unlimited transportation, to use the remnants of the walls, if not completely blown up by mining, as cover for the erection of batteries to attack our works and burn Charleston. We may see the batteries of Sullivan's Island vehemently assailed with a view to the reduction of that place. We may see the incendiary shells of a number of "Swamp Angels" thrown into our citv. Under Farragut, we may sec the fleet J ^ r> ' J display more bold adventure, hot us be surprised at none of these unpleasant experiments, but, prepared for the worst efforts of the enemy, bear like men whatever may be in store for us. ? From Virginia. Richmond, Oct. 10.?The Petersburg A> press of this morning has Northern dates of the 16th. Curtain's majority, as far as heard from, is 000. Ohio gives Brough 6,400 majority. A Fincolnitc is elected Governor of Iowa. The Yankees claimed a decided victory at Wiston Station. Meade telegraphed to Washington that he captured five pieces of artillery, two stand of colors, and 450 prisoners. Alluding to the rumor that Genera! Forrest had been granted leave of absence which he did not ask, the Marietta Confedetate says that it is a mistake, and that the relations between Gen. Bragg and Gen. Forrest were never kinder, or. indeed, so kind as at this time i * ? * ?"?- \ u u'?tT- afn?oj??i?W Ackuow Ivdyoinviit. The Aiil Association acknowledge ^100, the proceeds of a tpiilt presented by Mrs. Ncile? raffled and one by Miss MattieS. Shannon; $22 for the vase of flowers, made by MissChesnut, and won by Mrs. Uonneau ; $00 from Captain Edward Boy kin's command, for soldieis shoes; 1 pair socks, from Mix Scott. For the S&ldiers liest half bushel of meal, one dozen 1?1 A i* 1 ? '' ' ? ? ?'* j eggs uiui puue or ouner irom :i la'Jy. During tiro month of Sept., there lias been forty-three soldiers lit the Rest, each one supplied with :ts many meals as they required, and kind and prompt attention, for which our thanks are due to Mrs Rodgers. She will receive donations in provisions, at her residence on Broad Street, for the Soldier's Rest. The Aid Association will meet every Wednesday at 11 o'clock, at the llail. Contributions in vegitables and provisions are sti'.l solicited every week, for the soldiers in Charleston. Niiootl Time Alrrad. The following we copy from the Sumter Watchman, of 1'riday last: Our readers, perhaps were not aware of Mr. Meminingcr's presence in Sumter, but we certainly had an interview with him last night, lie seemed to have had no other object in his visit, but to talk over old times, lie looked as natural, as when, many years ago, we entered bis ollicc as a law student, and when in reply to our wire query how long it would take us to acquire a knowledge of the law, he replied : "more than a lifetime; for I have been practising so nianv years, and I only have a bird's eye view of the subject." In our interview last night, however, we felt not half the awe in his presence, that we did in our vernal (or verdant) davs. Jle too, was more companionable ?in fact quite a gentleman, and very sociable and communicative. He took occasion to say that lie had made more money than any other man during the war; and expressed his surprise that the people did not regard his money as good as Yankee greenbacks, the glistening Cargcnt or the glittering gold. This, however, he. aimed to remedy. lie had already instructed the various departments to audit claims, but not to pay them. This, he i i i i 11 1 * s.uu, wuuj'.i reuueu ine circulation very sensibly. We told bun we were prepared to believe this, lor we bad forwarded numerous claims of deceased soldiers to the Second Auditor, wbo bad sent back acknowledgements, that the claims were all light and the parties notified of it?but the money was not forthcoming. We bad also forwarded printer's accounts to Richmond, and ///ry remained unpaid.?Wo also bad forwarded and bad returned to us about one hundred claims to Charleston for negro labor on the coast. And if all others fared like us, there must be an immense amount of money withheld by Government from lawful, and. needy claimants, which if paid to them would of course, increase the circulation ! We propounded some rather grave questions to the old gentleman as to the morality and O * justice of this course, and whether it was calj ciliated to increase the confidence of the peoJ pie in a Covernmcnt so indifferent to the set- j I .1 1 !11 1 1 I iKMiicui oi us iniis?wncreupon nc vanished into thin air, and Jett Sumter without any one knowing how or when ho departed. If he had j remained with us until daylight, wc would ( have given him roast duck and not biscuit for breakfast; but as he left us so brusquely, we turned over, took another nap, and woke up to a rather stern conclusion that it was all a dream, destined, like many of Mr. Mcmmingo.r's vagaries, to null away into thin air. Mr. E. W. Soi'tii, a young man of ingenuity and industry, has put up, on Rock River, near Lowndcsvillc, S. C., two power looms, a machine for re-set ting cotton cards, and also a machine for pricking holes through leather for cards, all of which are his own invention. His two looms weave sixty yards of nice cloth per day?his little daughter attends one ' of the looms. He has re-set over 2000 pairs of cards this year, at prices ranging from fifty to scventy-fivc cents. Abundance.?A gentleman, just from Greene County, Georgia, informs the Macon Confederate, that the harvest of corn is amazing in its quantity. The tithing of one planter is 10,000 bushels, and another expected to gath" or 100,000 bushels. Peas arc in wonderful quantities, and sweet potatoes cucumber the ground. Pen nuts arc alike abundant. This is good news. We shall need sotne of this corn in Virginia. I From Charleston. Chaulkstox, Oct. 20.?Our batteries kept up a brisk tire to-day upon the Yankees, who appeared in much larger force than usual at Gregg and Wagner. Another monitor from the North has joined the fleet inside, making five in all. The Ironsides, for the first time since the attack of the David, steamed round Cnmrnings Point this afternoon, evidently making a trial of her machinery. Naval officers who have watched her closely say she has been lightened, most probably for the purpose of sailing North. "X JW A !*!>? ? ? lYlAlt J< LJii 1 ). Ox Thursday Kvening. 15th inst., at tho residence of the bride's grandfather, in this district, by the Rev. \V. K. IlUQUSOX, Mr. Wm. McKAIN, of Camden, to Miss L. A. KILtJORF, daughter of the Into Jns. L. Kilgore. ewMemtata?BOB?a ? -???It is a melancholy duty to weave the cypress wreath tor the brow of a noble youth, who fell in the first blush of manhood?battling for his country's rights on the soil of a dastard foe. Jhit this duty is heightened in its satisfaction by a recollection ol the virtues of the departed. Death is robbed of its terror. when its victim dreads not its terrible ordeal. The christian hero offering his life as a libation to liberty, and nerved by a stern conviction of duty and honor?and solaced by the thought of a virtuous career can smile at the grim king of terror. The loss of such a one is a sad rclleclion. Alas! that the frost of death should nip his blooming promise. How pertinent are these remarks toROBKRT F. SMALL?whose decease has darkened the sunshine of a fond familv circle, and saddened the hearts of all who knew him. lie fell on the bloody field of Gettysburg, mortally wounded. July Hd, 18G3, and expired on the 7th of July. lie was a native of Mecklenburg, N. C., and in the 20th year of his age. Two years previous to the war ho located in Camden, S. 0., where, by his unobtrusive quiet demeanor and strict attention to business, together with his purity of character, he won the esteem of the community. Littlo did men think, who observed Hie slender form of that youth, that it held a soul which no danger could blanche. It was reserved for ties war to prove what high and noble elements of worth constituted the integral parts of flint soul. Occasions may very often make, but they assuredly always prove men. Robert Small would, under any circumstances, have made a useful man, but this contest for our rights developed him as a hero. I use no hyperbole. At the commencement of the war he voluut ered in the Camden Volunteers, the first company to leave tlie district, and was present at the siege of Fort Sumter, lie revolunteered in Ins company lor service m Virginia, and participated in the battles of Hull Run and Manassas?in the latter i.? ,1: :~i?" 1 ; ' ' ' nu uimiiiuiuniiuu iiiiuscu iis ii uearor 01 iiic colors ol liia company, marehing ; ipiare to the front, with an exhilarating bravery, which called forth tho highest praises of his officers and comrades. As a member of ihis company he was engaged also in several skirmishes. On the reorganization of the 2d Regiment he joined Garden's Battery of Light Artillery, and sh.ired its dangers from se< ond Manassas to Gettysburg. It was his melancholy fate to seal his patriotism by death in this great streygle. He fell at his post as corporal of a gun, which had been ordered considerably in advance of any other artillery, and on which the enemy had a concentric lire When being borne from the field under a very heavy Ore, beseemed to feel more concern for his litter-bearers than himself, thus exhibiting that magnanimous feeling which had always characterized him. He died with his eyes fixed on the realms of eternal day, his mind at ease in the full assurance of a blessed immortality. Like Timothy, he had been pious from childhood, and was a professing christian. As a soldier of the Cross, lie was consistent in the performance of religious duties; as a so'dior of his country ho was punctual, energetic and cheerful. With a ipiiek and retentive mind lie learnt the duties appertaining tothe position in which ho was placed, and performed them with a remarkable exactness. His courage on tho battle Held cannot he praised too highly. The testimony of all his oflieer.s can be given to the cool deliberation which marked him under tire, lie had that enthusiasm which, coupled with high moral courage, nerves n man to the iilidortiikinir. in a nlensant bmnnr nf tlm i......... dons enterprises. Sweet tempered, lie was esteemed by all who knew him. Genial in disposition, ho lookid on the bright sido of everything. Ho was honorable to a fault. The country mourns tho loss of sueh noble young patriots, who by their qualities of heart and head could have, in time, so aptly filled the places of her older sons, who aro passing away. To his aged mother, who, liko the Roman matron, mourns the loss of her tivo jewels, I would extend my heartlcdt condolence. A grateful country has woven a crown of laurel for her son's brow, whilst angelic hands have placed one of eternal glory on his redeemed head. FREDERICK MILLER, infant son of Thomas and Ann ik Jonkp, was received as an angel in Heaven on tho evening of the 10th ult., aged 2 years and 8 mouths. " Let sickness blast, iet death devour, If lleaven must recompense our pains ; Perish the grass, and fado the flower, If firm the word of God remains." L. S. Wanted to Hire A GOOD COOK. WASHER AND IRONER, FOR which liberal wages will be paid. Apply at this office. October 23 Notice.1 ALL PERSONS HAVING DEMANDS AGAINST the estate of Samuel Heron, of Kershaw Dis. trict. deceased, will present them to me properly attested, and all persons indebted to the estate will make payment forthwith to the undersigned. October 24 3 J. E. RODGKRS, Adro'r, # , - Special IN"otices. NOTICE. THE MRDICAL BOARD FOll THE EXAMINAtion of Couseripts, will meet at Camden on the 5th day ol November next. All overseers and others who have heretofore failed to enroll their names, aro required to enroll at once. All wishing to be examined on that day, will enroll before the time, and all who haveonroiled their names and ordered for examination, will appear beforo the Board on that day, and report at this office. The Board wilt be in Session one day. W. Z. LErTNElt, October 23 0 Capt & Enrolling Officer. \OTICt. ALL PERSONS WHO HAVE SUBSTITUTES IN Confederate service, will report immediately at those Headquarters, and bring their papers. * W. Z. LEITNER, October 23 Capt. & Enrolling Officer. NOTICE IS HKRKBY GIVEN THAT THE ENROLLING Office has been removed to Capt. Lcitner's law office. The office will be open only on Tuesday's, Thursday's and Saturday's. W. Z. LE1TNER, October 2."? Capt. & Enrolling Officer. NOTICE. THE LAW PARTNERSHIP HERETOFORE Existing betwoon W. Z. Leitaer & John D. Kennedy, is this day dissolved, by mutual consent. October 23 . LEITNER & KENNEDY. FRENCH A NO OEKNIAN EESSONST. THE REV. L. R, ST A U P EN MAYER PROPOSES to give PRIVATE LESSONS for the study of the FRENCH and GERMAN LANGUAGES and LITERATURE. Terms for sidgle lessons: $2 each. 44 4 1 Classes, as may be agreed upon. October 16 * .2 SCHOOL NOTICE. THE REV. L. R. STAUDENMAYEU WILL commence the duties of his school on Monday next, the 12;h October, in tbe School Room, next to tho Presbyterian Church. Terms for the scholastic year ol 0 months, for the English branches and Mathematics, - .... $100.00. For the English branches, Mathematics and Classics, - - - - - - 130 00 Half of tho tuition money payable on entering, the second half at the middle of the session. No deductions can be made, except to children o refugee parents, who may leave'town. Such will be charged from $11.50 to $14.50 per month. I October 9 . 2 TO THE TAX PAYERS OF KEKI SHAW Dl&TRfCT. I I WILL ATTEND AT MY OFFICE ON TUESDAY'S, WEDNESDAY'S and THURSDAY'S o each week, commencing on Tuesday next, the 22d inst., until the 24tli of October, for tho purpose of collecting the money on tho returns made. All who* fail to pay will be Double Taxed. A. M. KENNEDY, T. C. 17th C. D. September 18 3 TAX IN HIM). T1IE UNDERSIGNED ARE PREPARED TO receive returns for so much of the present crop as has been secured at this time. Wm. McKAIN, Assessor. J. A. SC1I ROCK, As't. Assessor. October 2 mEDICAL NOTICE. DR. REKNSTJERNA has removed his office to the building occupied by Messrs. Hanimerslough ?fc McCurr)*, and offers bis professional services to tho public. September 18 SCHOOL NOTICE. THE EXERCISES OF MRS. PECK'S SCHOOL, for Boys, will bo resumed the lirst Mondry in October in tho Academy next to the Presbyterian Church. Terms, Fifty Dollars for tho session, closing on tho Jirst of July next. Payable invariably in advance. September 18 3 TAX PAYERS TAKE NOTICE. ? ALL PERSONS IN KERSHAW OR 17tii COLlection District S. C., who havo a Registered Business are required within ten days after the firstbf October, 180S, to mako a return of tho gross amount of stales 4U ~ d* * - T i ? . . - - - iiuiuu ii (Jin mo iir?sL ui uuiy jast 10 1st of October, and pay the per centago upon the same. A. M. KENNEDY, War Tax Col. 17th C. I). October 1! 3 orrici: <t(jartermasti;ic, Chaulkston, S. C., October 1, 18C2. MR. A. M. LEE IS APPOINTED AGENT OF, this department, for the purchase of Corn mad Fodder, in the Districts of Kerahuw and Lancaster. Planters desiring to sell, will communicate with him. < Particular attention must be paid to the packing of the fodder, and no water must be used. During the past year tho Government experienced heavy loss from improper packing, and all such will be hereafter rejected. MOTTE A. PEINGLE, Captain and Assistant Quartermaster, flgg" The subscriber can be found at his residence DeKalb street, next west of the Presbyterian Church October 10 A. M LEE.