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FAYETTE, MISS., AUG. 22, 1862.
VOL. 2. }
i NO. 15
03" The following gentlemen are ref
quested to act as Agents for us :
Rodney—C. H. Forman, J. Bodwell.
Church Hill—Mr. Rose, P. M.
Natchez—VVm. Sullivan.
Washington— J. G. G Garrett.
Mr. Geo. W. McMurchy is authorized to
receive money uedus.
The custom of the Press is to demand
the cash in advance for announcing can
didates for office. We wish to adhere to
this custom, and have only deviated from
it in a few instances, always holding the
person handing in the order for announce
ment responsible for the fee. In future,
if we have to charge the announcements
in our books, we will add twenty-five por
< - UmI
Fees for Announcements :
For State and District Offices, $10.
" County Offices,
" Beat "
. 3.
E are authorized to announce
j. m. McPherson
as a candidate for Clerk of the Probate Court
of Jefferson Count j, at the ensuing October
E are authorized to announce
as a candidate for Judge of the High Court
of the High Court of Errors and Appeals, at
the next October election.
E are authorized to announce
as a candidate for re-eleCion to the office of
Judge of the Circuit Court of the 1st Judi
cial District of the State of Mississippi, ai
the ensuing election. ' augI5
E are authorized to announce I
of Woodville, as a Candidate for the office
of District Attorney of the lBt Judicial
District, State of Mississippi.
E are authorized to announce
as a candidate for re-election to the office of
Judge of the Probate Court of Jefferson Co.
at the ensuing Octoaer election.
E are authorized to announce
as a Candidate for Clerk of the Circuit Court,
at the next Octobei Election. He promises
nothing but strict attention to business.
E are aulhorized to announce
as a candidate for re-election to the office of
Sheriff of Jefferson .County, at the next Oc
tober election. julyl2*
tober election.
are authorized to acrvvjnce ''
as a candidate for re-election to the office of
Clerk of the CircuitCourt, for Jefferson Co.,
at the next October election
£ are authorized to announce
as a candidate for re-election to the office ot
District Attorney for 1st Judicial District,
State of Mississippi june21
0$~ A splendid rain, which we pre
sume was a general one, fell on Tuesday
morning. Coles Creek was higher than it
has been for several months, and all the
water courses around us ran very full.—
This rain will, no doubt, be of great ad
vantage to the sweet potato crop. We
hope our planters have got a good crop of
turnips in the ground.
Spinning Jennies. —Persons having old
Spinning Jennies to dispose et, willhearof
an oppoi (unity by calling at this office.
ff/* In our telegraphic columns is an
account of the killing by guerrillas, of Col.
M'Cook, the brother of Gen. M'C. We
are pleased to say that it is the veritable
General himself, who has thus met the'late
he so richly deserved.
03" For the past three or four weeks
we have been pretty steadily engaged on
Job Work, and have consequently been
unable to devote as much attention to our
Utile paper as we could tiave wisnea.—
That work is now pretty much alt done,
and we hope to make the "Gazette" more
Obituaries, —We do not wish to cause
any ill will nor to hurt any body's feelings,
but a just sense of what is due, not only
to our readers but to ourself, causes us to
speak out against the lengthy obituaries
which are sent to us weekly for publica
tion. It is not the subject, but the length
of those communications that we object
to. Were our sheet larger we would have
no objections to a respectable-sized obitu
ary notice ot a worthy individual. We
have now on the hook three such notices
of one individual, two of which would
make oyer a column each. We have se
lected and published one, partly on ac
count of its being the shortest, but main
ly because it was written by a little girl of
thirteen years of age. In future we cannot
publish those notices, when they exceed a
quarter of a column, except at advertise
ment rates for the excess.
03" Our village) from having been, du
ring the past six weeks, the scene of all
the bustle and excitement usually attend
ant upon an important military post, has
again subsided to its usual peaceful quiet
ude. Our streets, which for days presen
ted a greater "business appearance" than
even those of our full grown neighbor, are
now only occasionally occupied by the
passing carriage or the solitary water-mel
on cart. Wesley's corner, which erst
while was graced with Confederate gray,
profusely decorated with gilt lace and
" brass buttons," now boasts of but the
old coterie—Adam, Tom, Frank, el id
om ne genus. The belles, who before had
o v w poH tfd to
take their evening rides alone. Even
the court-yard circle has diminished.—
And what, says the distant reader, has
caused all this change ? A few words will
explain. Gen. Beall and staff, in pursu
ance of orders from higher authority have
changed their locality, and all Jefferson,
especially Fayette, is sorry.
We do not know of any gentlemen who
in so short a time became so universally
and deservedly popular as those compos
ing the " Headquarters" at this place.—
In their new location, wherever it may be,
we hope they will find as pleasant and
agreeable a position as they freely ac
knowledged this to be.
03* We make a few extracts from the
late congratulatory order of "hoop-pole"
Butler, issued immediately after the affair
at Baton Rouge. It is quite cool and rich
—especially to those who know it to be a
tissue of lies. It was no doubt penned
by that pliant tool of the Delta, who wrote
the account of the brilliant victory of Mc
Clellan in Virginia, in which he drove the
rebels from their last strongholds, captur
ing 50,000 prisoners, etc. This order
would be a nice thing in Europe, and at
the North, if any body believed it:
* Attacked there by a division of
rebel enemies, under command of a Ma
jor Genera! recreant toloy«l tioirtuvnyj
whom some of us would have honored
before his apostaoy, of doubly superior
numbers, who took advantage of your
sickness, from tho malaria of the marshes
of Vicksburg, to make a cowardly attack.
The brigade at Baton Rouge have rou
ted the enemy.
lie has lost three Brigadier Generals,
killed, wounded and prisoners, many Col
onels and field officers. He has more
than a thousand killed.
You have captured three pieces of ar
tillery, six caissons, two stands of colors,
and a large number of prisoners.
You have buried his dead on the field
of battle, and are caring for his wounded.
You have convinced him that you are ne
ver so sick as not to fight your enemy if
he desires the contest.
You have shown him that if he cannot
take a outpost after a few weeks prepara
tions, what would be his fate with the
main body. If your General should say
he were proud of you, it would only be to
praise himself ; but he will say he is proud
to be one of you. * * * *
How very modest he is. This is quite
enough. We append a recapitulation of
the casualties at that fight, as enumerated
by the correspondent of the Memphis Ap
peal :
Casualties'at Baton Rouge. —It is a
pretty well established fact that the entire
force with which Gen. Breckenridge made
the attack upon Baton Rouge, consisted
of several hundred less than 8000 men.
The loss-.a» near a
about 207 to 210.
Gen. Chartes Clarke, severely, may-be
mortally wounded ; Cols. H. W. Allen,
Sam. Boyd of La. Bat., Chas. Jones, of
La., A. P. Thompson, of Paducah, and T.
H. Hunt, wounded. The balance may be
thus summed up :
3d Ky. Killed 2; w'nd 14; mis'g. 1—17
0— 58
1— 27
.« i4
13th La. « 12;
34th Alab.
ff?" We had the pleasure of grasping
by the hand, the other day, our returned
fellow-citizen, Captaih Coffey. *We are
pleased to see that the Captain has not
suffered in a physical sense, by his short
sojourn among those pesky varmints at
the north, and that he is looking very well.
As soon as he has thoroughly recovered
from the effects of his wound, which we
perceive still causes him to limp slightly,
he will return to ;take command of the
remnant of his brave company.
CCWBe following patriotic verses were
handej to us by the author some weak or
two ty ..and would have been published,
but thi ' got mislaid.
Com freemen of the South, arise,
1 ing your banner to the skies :
if ids of high and bold emprise,
Undauntedly march on.
ecluty's pathway seem severe—
Youibrospect narrow, dark and drear?
A Btt I or two, jour way is clear :
So valiantly march on.
Stay ot, tho' threatning clouds arise,
And hunder rolls, and lightning flies ;
shelter soon will greet your eyes :
So hopefully march on.
Att art your path, may darkly glide
ism rirf«« river, ilmjp tin 01 vrnter
Sont bridge you'll find to cross the tide,
If boldly you march on.
Like giants frowning in their wrath,
Dark rocks may hang across your path ;
Yet I ire the gorge some outlet hath:
So patiently march on.
Mini on, as duty points the way ;—
Witl|tut a fear, without delay,
Her mandate cheerfully obey,
And loyally march on.
WitAJIofty aim, and spirit true,
The path of duty still pursue .
A strength divine shall go with you :
So trustfully march on. ' G. H.
Reported Evacuation of Richmond—
PopcsJfeadquarters, Aug. 4.— Informa ■
tionaJLpm various sources tend to
conilra the belief that the enemy
have\sally evacuated Richmond and
taken up the south bank of the
Jamep. river, as a line of defense.
The refcel cavalry under Gen Robin
son, are believed to have withdrawn
from the Shenandoah Valley, leaving
that part of the country to the de
fense, sA the guerrillas only.
Cause of tiie Evacuation — Washing
ington , Aug. 4.—It has been believed
here in some quarters, for several
days, that the enemy has been
uating 1 Richmond, there being a
reasonable suspicion that a pesti
lence has broken out in the city.
Gig. , M'Cook- Late intclliganoo
J us »bat Gen. M'OnoV
shot Tend, by a guerrilla. Wehopo
sincerely it is true, for this is the
man who, possessing a little brief au
thority at Nashville, displayed every
element of small, petty tyranny. He
it whs who caused the arrest of
Southern ministers, and made the
mostbfutal speech recorded in the
prolific annals of Yankee infamy—
threatening all manner of punish
ment to the South., "If," said this
modern imitator of the inhuman Al
va, "we cannot subdue you, we will
kill you! The Union shall be res
tored, if the Southern people have to
be exterminated, and the national
flag over their bones." He has
inet.la^fate ! Who shall say it is.not
a ju* retribution ?—Mississippian.
The Yankee fleet bombarded
Vicksburg seventy-one days. The
number of vessels of all classes en
gagedin it was ninety-six, with crews
and infantry amounting to 13,500
men. < Our loss was just three 'men
and o*e'woman, omitting the casual
ties of the ram Arkansas. Two of
them were killed in batteries, and
one while making an attack on boats
moored near the shore. There was
not a tingle gun disabled and only
one dismounted on our side. The
enemy taking everything into con
sideration lost, it is supposed, a
w ^ o ij p CX.1Y ai d »jf
/tSf boats ?
Extract of a letter from a Soldier.—
"If the ladies South would dry a
large quantity of fruit and keep it for
the soldiers in camp, it would be a
good thing. Dried fruit is a luxury
with ns ; but, like everything else,
will go up in price until it gets beyond
our reach."
The Confederate Congress was to
meet o| tho 18th instant. Some pa
pers think it will probably assemble
in Columbia, South Carolina, which
looks rather significant.
We Ram upon good authority that
Gen. uckner will be in Vicksburg
to nieqpiis command during the pres
ent vt*|k. A Telegraph dispatch to
this eSbct has beeen received at Can
ton.—Grenada Appeal.
Excitement in Nassau.—Dates
from Nassau, N. P., report great ex
citement among the citizens there,
on account of the firing into and cha
sing British vessels by Yankee crui
Insurrection Apprehended,
Special Cor. of the Chicago Times :
Washington, Aug. 8—There is reason
to apprehend serious trouble from the
groes that are now swarming in this dis
trict. fens of thousandsjof these unfor
tunate beings have been enticed away
from kind masters and comfortable homes,
and are now here without any means of
support except the pittance doled out to
them by the governmenr. This pittance
is entirely inadequate to provide them any
of the comforts of life, and barely suffices
to keep them alive. They. live, if living it
can be called, in dirt, wretchedness and
suqalor: olothed in inero rags, covered
with vermin, and filling the atmosphere
with a most intolerable stench. The
money which the^administration pays to
them to support them in idleness amounts
in the aggregate to an enormous
day, which the white people of the
try are taxed to pay. Most Of the negroes
are as stupid as brutes, with not a single
idea except those relating to work, eating '
and drinking. As they have none of the
first to do, they devote themselves exclu
sively to the two last. But there
among them some men who have :_
degree of intelligence, whose ill regulated
minds and ungovernable passions lead
them to desire to play the part of Tous
saint l'Ouverture.
These men have been petted and flat
tered by leading abolitionists in Congress,
who have induoed in their minds such
ideas as that all men are equal ; that black
men in this country have equal lights with
white men ; that this war was brought
about by the abolitionists, the Ifriends of
the black man, in order to liberate the
colored people of the South from slavery ;
and that, when that was done, the black
man should have the same political rights
and the same social privileges as the white
man. The honeyed promises were greed
ily swallowed by those to whom they
addressed; and they, in'their turn.lcom
municated them in ruder language and
even more glowing colors, to all the blacks
in general. It is well known how rapidly
and extensively news of any kind travels
among the negroes. It was not long,
therefore, before the substance of the'glit
tering proupaotc hail been held before the
eyes of all the slaves in the states of Ma
ryland, Virginia. Kentucky, Tennessee,
Missourifand North Carolina. Yet, of all
the slaves in these states, very!'few] com
paratively, were believed by them. The
most of them, to their honor be it said,
had sense enough to know that theyj were
better off where they are than they could .
be at the North, and remained at home.
But several thousands, nevertheless,
caught by the alluring bait, and, escaping
from their masters came here to Washing
ton. The first few thousand that
sum per
found here the negro paradise : no work
and plenty to eat."But, when they began
to pour in by hundreds at a time, when it
became difficult to feed them and unable
to make them work, they began to
mor. They now find that in order to get
their bread they have got to work a great
deal harder than they did at home. This
has produced among them a feeling of
deep-seated discontent, which the few wily
black men spoken of above and taken ad
vantage of.
The recent decision of'the President
not to employ negroes as soldiers, but to
use them as laborers, has been seized by
these men as a lever, and they have used
it with tremendous effect.
At the secret meetings of the leaders of
the negroes, harangues have been made
by these men that make the blood run cold
even to hear of. They described in rudo
hut forcible and expresive terms the prom
ises that had been made to them, by the
leaders of the Republican party, of deliv
erance from bondage and of participation
in all the rights and privileges of the
white», und die stiumeful maimer In Which
those promises have been violated. They
then spoke of the President's decision,
and read it aloud frpm the New York Tri
bune newspaper, in order to give it greater
effect. "He is willing," said these incen
diaries. "to work us to death ; but he will
not let us have arms and uniforms and be
drilled as soldiers. We are good enough
to be his slaves, but not good enough to
be his soldiers. He don't want any 'nig
ger' soldiers. Niggers ! will you stand
that ? [Cries of "No ! no ! we will fight !"]
You will fight ! Let me see, when the time
comes, whether you will fight !" This
language was actually used at their meet
ings. If the existence of this kind of feel
ing does not lead to bloody results, it will
be because the negroes of America are not
the same beings as the negroes of the
West Indies,
The correspondent of the New
York Express announces that by the
evacuation of James Island, all
chance of approaching Charleston by
any feacible land route has been
abandoned. The Federal troops
have also retired fromEdisto Island,
and now only hold Hilton Head,
Beaufort, Pulaski, and their immedi
ate dependencies.

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