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-- !.' ..jl1 j-.'. -j-.a. . j. .? .1 - - 1 - i .jt . m a . .. ..... m ..jlu 1 ??.~l ...... . ? jdi. jujl-i - il .'-c? VOLUME III CAMDEN, SO. CA., FRIDA^-Q6T0BER 6, 1863. NUMBER 2 Cljc Cautiicn (Confrkrutt AT THREE DOLLARS A YEAR, PAYABLE INVARIABLY HALF-YEARLY IN ADVAXCJ Terms lor Advertising: For ono Square?twelve lines or less?TWC T)OLLARS for the tlrst insertion, and ONE POLLAI AND HFTY CENS for caeh subsequent. Obituary Notices, exceeding one Square, ehnrget , ?to at advertising rates. Transient Advertisements and Job "WorK MUST 131 PAID FOR IN ADVANCE. No deduction made, except to our regular advertisin patrons. - f. T. I IE RSHM A NT, Ed itor "SOUTHERN PRJBRflVJRI SEW1NC MACIIIXE." Ono of tl 10 kind a man can love, That wears a shawl and a soft kid glove; Has the merriest eye and the daintiest loot, And sports the clmrmingest gaiter boot, And a bonnet with leathers, ribbons and loops, And an indefinite number of hoops. Ono that can dance and possibly flirt, And make a pudding as well as a shirt; One that can sing without dropping a stitch, And play the housewife, lady or witch? Ready to give us the sagost advice, And do up our collars and things so nice. "We like the machine that can laugh and talk, And take our arm for an evening walk ; That will do whatover the owner may choose, With the slightest perceptible turn of the screws? Tis the cleverest thing that ever was seen, Our wonderful family sowing machine. NeFai'laiul. the Iticliiiioucl Barber, in Wuttliingtoii. The very interesting colored barber, direct from Richmond, wlios arrival in Washington and >yhosc revelations of life in Richmond were thought ofsniHeient importance to be telegraphed to the New York Times has turned up in that city with a "handkerchief full of locks ol hair, shorn from the head of rebel notables, oh. , taincd in the course of business," and has been doing a good stroke of trade by selling them tci the fanatical dupes. A special meeting, to receive him and hear his stories, was held in tin basement ofCheever's church; reporters wen: in attendance, and the particulars arc given in a copy of the Tribune, of the '2'2d futuro, which was forwarded to us by an obliging friend in the Signal Corps, and received at a late lioui last night. We have room only for a few ol the most remarkable passages :?Richmond Examiner. Quite a. collection of prominent ladies and gentlemen were assembled, last evening, in the basement of the Rev. Dr. Chccvers church, tc pay their respects to the very interesting colored barber from Richmond, whose arrival in this city has been anticipated with so much anxiety. Among, the celebrities present, we noticed Mr. Grcely, of the Tribune; Mr. Raymond, of the Times ; Mr. Stepen Pearl 'Andrews; Miss Dix; Prof. Fowler; Mrs. Kcmble; Dr. Hodge, of Princeton Seminary ; Dr. Guernsey, of Harpers' Monthly; Rev. Dr. Pyne ; Dr. Checver; Mrs. Swisshelm, and others. The meeting was opened with prayer by the Rev. Dr. Chccver, who then introduced the distinguished guest, Mr. Jupiter McFarland, a tall, salmond-colored gentleman, about thirty years of age, quite handsome with intelligent black eyes, hair almost straight, and a decidedly pleasing address. After shaking hands with the principal personages, Mr. McFarland, who "has in his veins the best blood of Virginia," stood up in the centre of the middle aisle and answered, in an audible tone, the questions put to him by Dr. Chcevcr and others. His education being imperfect, Mr. McFarland's English was not altogether elegant, but his melodious tones and his frank directness of manner i made him easily understood. ) We pass ovef the incidents of his escape, k which are minutely, and no doubt falsely, narrated, and come at once to the important ques| tions and answers, as given by. the reporter, who makes a feeble attempt to imitato the mulatto lingo. it Question.?Are you acquainted with the rebel leaders? 0 / \ t" , Answer.?Yes, sir, intimately. They come ' regular to my shop to get shaved. v Question.?All of them ? t v ! Answer*?All 'cept- Mr. Benjamin and the 'Torney-Gcn'ral; they is too busy. t > Question.?Docs Jeff. Davis come? t Answer.?Yes, lie is de fust one, every mor- ti j r.in,' sure as de sun shines. Question.?What sort of a man is he ? j h Answer.?Well, he don't cuss none scnce he . jined the church, but he is potty rambunk- t tious when he can't got no good segars from I uuua to smoke. j ti Question.?Do the. people like him? d 1 Answer.?Some un'em does and some un'em c does'nt. Them that lives in the Department b swars by him, but the rest says he apints mean p Gen'rals just to spite the people. g Question.? Ilis Cabinet fear him very much, <1 do they not? j b jinswer.?Well, as for cabinet makers, thar ! n haint but mighty few left; most un'em havin' i took to makin' coffins. (Suppressed laughter.) 1 n Question.?There arc a great many deaths | in the city, then ? I b Answer.?Yes, sir, we has beriied nigh into tl four millions of'Fcdril soldiers since the war ii begun. [Sensation ] c Question.?Docs Jeff. Davis get shaved eve- Ci ry day ? . h Answer.?Xo, he gits shainpood, and then h he sets in a cheer, smokes, and spits about, and c< talks politicks to his friends. Question.?What other persons come to d your shop? . j g Answer.?Mr. Letcher comes to git his hair e i curled, and so does Mr. Seddons. Mr. Mem- d ' minger and the Press Gcn'ral, Mr Northrup, they conies to git their moustaches coufumed, : <_ < i and bathes together. a f Question.? You don't mean to say thev bathe in the saino tub at the same time? n i Ajiswer.?Yes, I do ; they washes one an- e > other wi^li castile soap. They is great friends, ;l and plays into each others hands. Question.?How do they do that ? : Answer.?Why, Mr. Memniingcr he makes tl i money aecordin' to the claims of 11?o Press j, Gen'ral ; and tlie Press Gcn'ral, lie is a licrco S( old man ; lie say lie hedam it lie aint going to press everything the people raise to eat. so'* to make expenses light. p Question.? There is great scarcity ot food p in Richmond, then ? Answer.?Yes; people dies every day of star- t; vation. y; ? Question.?That's the reason there are so p, many mohs of women ? c. i Answer.?Not adzackly, for Governmint is a] afeard of their risin,' like they did last winter, a1 and so they gives 'cm plenty of money ; hut it's a, mostly the rich planters that's heen drove away ]j from home and lost everything that perishes c, ; for the want of something to eat, and is 'sham- t| ed to say anything ahont it. [Loud and pro- ],, , longed applause.] SN i Question by Mr. Greely.?How about the , rebels rams? Ql Answer.?I declare; sir, I don't know. I n , aint taste sheep meat for two year. I. don't i love it. w [The merriment of the audience at this un- ,n expected reply, says the Tribune reporter, conld not he repressed ; the lecture room shook st i with laughter, in which Mr. McFarland joined 1 when his mistake was explained to him. He w then stated that the rebels had three or four , rams completed and about two dozen more, of . the largest size, well under weigh, at the little . town of Fluvanna, about five miles above Rich- g< mond.] 1( Question by Miss Dir.?There are a great th innntr IAIU WAmo?? *1?^ A* 1 ^ p iiaitHj ivit " uiiieu ill uiu NIC UUMC IlOl f 10 Answer.?I don't ktiow, old Mississ? Miss D/x interrupting.?I am your sister, tr . not your mistress ; recollect you are free now. Answer.?So I is. I forgot dat. Well, sis- Wl I ter, the women is mostly about your hight, some a lectio higher, may be. ^ , By Mr Pearl Andrews.?Society is in a very co disorganized state, I imagine ? eh Answer.?A good deal that way. Since the wr broke out the furrinors has quit com in' >ith their organs and monkeys. By Mr. Raymond.?How long do the rebels hink the war will last ? Answer.?About fivc-and-twentv year, unless lie Hour and ineal gives out. Question.?I suppose they hate us very eartily ? Answer.?They don't do nothin' else; and lie little boys is worse than the grown folks, t' tliev catches any of your men in the street j.j , lying to get back home, they chokes 'em own, and takes 'em in the back yard of the ullercd folks jails, and turns bull-dogs and lood-hounds onto'em tell they tears ,cra to ieces. Cap'n Alexander, at the Libby, has ot a big hound that has cat at least two hunrod prisoners alive. But they never lets this c known. [Intense indignation and excitelent, especially among tj^^adios.] Question.?Money is very scarce in Riclilond, isn't it ? Answer.?There is plenty ot it, but it don't | uy nothin.' because the fiovetnmor.t ?!?it I le sense to manage its business. When I was ' 1 Washington, Mr. Chaste larfed at his brothr Secretary, as he called him, and said he ould wind him around his little finger. He ad been patterning hard after him, but that ad just brought him into trouble, for the two 3Untries warnt in the same fix at all. [This financial revelation of the Richmond arkev was hailed as a positive proof of the re?it intellectual capacity of the African, and licited many compliments from Raymond, it least this is what the Yankee reporter saysi] Question by Gen. McClillan, who had just ynie in.?llow many troops are there in and round richmond ? ' Answer.?A good many,- There is the Arlory Rand, and the city Battalion, and Genral Brown's horse company, and the militia, nd about a thousand hundred niggers. On Question.?Are the negroes armed I Answer.?Yes, sir. They makes out liko , icy was working on the fortifications, but they as as many and good arms as anybody. I ;cn 'em. Question.?Who commands the whole force? Answer.? I liaint sartin for sure, but 1 ex- , ect Cap'n Freeman and Gen'ral Brown, the ( 'resident's fust cousin. [Here, says the Tribune reporter, the impor- ] int part of the conversation ended, and Mr. , IcFarland opened his handkerchief and dis- ( used of a lot of hair trinkets, made out of the ^ ipillary excrescence of the noted rebels, male ^ ml female, whom he had, at various times, | ttended in his capacity of barber. Most of the rticics brought high figures. A lock of Jeff'. ~ o O avis hair sold for $10; a curl of Gov. Letch's for $5, and a neat watch guard, made of i ic plaited tresses of two kinds of beautiful ; air, one straight and the other curly, but t vcctly harmonizing, was knocked down to t [r. Greely at $40. Bracelets made of the hair ? .1 i i t 1 * oincr socesn oeiies sold at less remarkable t itos, but Mr. MoFarland must have netted be- t veen $d00 and 8400 by the night's operation < ith "a few more left of the same sort," which t ay be had on application to him at his lod- * ings, with Miss Pix, on East Thirty fourth i reet. The doxology was sung, the bcnedic- c an pronounced by a clergyman from Boston, t hose name we did not catch, and the meeting s okc up harmoniously.] Ladies for the Armv.?A lady fricna sug- ^ ;sts the propriety of withdrawing at least ^ )0,000 men from the field, and recruiting in t icir place the same number of woman. The s Mowing are her reasons: 1. The inequality in the sexes is becoming uly alarming. v c? tn.. e.. - ' i - i ur iHt'l 111hu wunmii vnn acraicn 11)011' Eiy in and out of a fight, better tlian men. 3. There are some masculine old women at home, vs^o arc satisfied in their own minds, ^ at if permitted to manago things, they could ^ impel the Yankees to present arms in a very h ort time. M An Affair of Honor.?We learn that a hostile meeting'took place on Wednesday afternoon at the Sand Bar Ferry, on the Carolina shore, between Mr. C. H. Red, ol this city, and Mr. Richard Copeland, of Maryland, resulting in the death of the latter. The parties fought with Colt's repeaters, to fire atthe word, and to advance and fire at will after the first shot. Neither party, however, availed themselves of this privilege, but each kept his original position. Copeland was struck at Red's second fire?the ball entering the body at the upper end of the breast bone, and passing out under the left arm. We are told it was a fair stand up fight, both parties evincing great coolness. Mr. Copeland fired two shots and exploded one cap after being struck. He expired in a few minutes after he fell. Mr. Red's first ball passed through his opponent's hat Wo do not know the origin of the difficulty. There i-? ^ - * - - 1 ?i iv: tumult roteuty nvu spectators oi me scene. ?Augusta Chronicle and Sentinel. ? Gen. Scott on our Generals.?The "Washington correspondednt of the Cincinnati Gazette says that Gen. Scott was encountered the other day by a leading Washington official, with whom the old veteran fell into a very unreserved talk about our Generate. It will not surprise any one to know that he pronounced Lee the greatest General of the war ; or that he declared that he was more disappointed in Gen. McClellan'a performances than ho was ever before with those of any officer in our service. Gen. Grant's operations he spoke of as displaying more military skill than any other General had exhibited on our side ; and could only remember him in the Mexican war as a young lieutenant of undoubted courage, but giving no promise whatever of anything beyond ordinary ability. "Monsieur Tons on come Again."?The immortal Parson Brownlow has turn up again this time in a letter to the Cincinnati Commercial, breathing fire and destruction upon the "rebels." llu says : For my part, I have every confidence in our ultimate success. Let Rosecrans?be reinforced and he will whip the Confederacy. .The mediation I advocate is that of the cannon and the sword ; and let there be no armistice, on sea or land, until all the rebels, front and rear, North and South, are subjugated or exterminated. And then let condign punishment bo speedily meted out to the surviving leaders in this unholy crusade against civilization. My motto is, Greek fire to the masses and hell fire for the leaders. And none but the loyal should L>e consulted in the great casting up of these recounts. W. G. Brownlow. Gkn. D. 11. Hill and tiih Musicians.?A correspondent, writing from General Bragg's irmv, tells the Columbus Inquirer a good joke hat was going the rounds of the camp rclaive to D.* II. Hill and a band of musicians. The leader of the band made application, hrongh his Colonel, for furlough for himself md band. The application took the regular hannci, and was approved all the way up un,il it reached General Hill. The General disiDftrovcd it. and returned it with the omlercn. nent, ' Shooters before ToolersIt smacks >f liis characteristic aversion to every class but hat which carries the musket and the knapacks. "Possums has Ris."?Good crops don't >ring down provisions in war times; an cvilence of which is, the 'possum crop is larger han ever known before. The pi he for this peecios of bacon has run lip to 83, and in conequence possum, dogs have taken a spasmodic uinp from 85 to 25, and holders firm.?Abbeit le press. The Virginia Legislature has passed a striuent law for the extermination of gamblers, unong the penalities inflicted is "thirty-nine islies well laid on the bare bark at the public rhipping post."