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palaive deformity and pitilessness goes |
on?and the picture of horrors is painted
for us daily in glowing colors.
And when shall the olive branch take
the place of the sword ? " It will not be
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ate soldier, and I, and aS cf w, pot our
shoulders to the wheel w? earnest, until
we feelthat there is a responsibility resting
on ns as individuals, which cannot he
cast lightly aside-.-to act as levers t6 lift
this grist burden from oar nation's lap?
until we feel that each of as has a duty to
perform religiously and faithfnlly in
behalf of a nation's H/e?and that if we
neglect to-perform that daty it is-another
stab at her existence. It will be like the
inhuman parricide who deliberately
pinioned his mother's arms and plunging
the stiletto in the breast whioh nourished
him, gloated over the trickling erimson
flow which followed it!
If we fail to do our duty as individuals? i
(disintegrated we ere worthless--united
we are invincible,)?we fail in a sacred
trust that He who ruleth and reigneth
has committed to our care.
When Vou and I feel that we, as individuals,
must depend on our own exer"
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were in existence, to restore our bleeding,
broken country to its former unity end
greatness, then, and not unlit then will we
overwhelm and crash our treacherous
foe, and with baffled and broken oohrmna
. be shall sink it our feet in humiliation
and despair! * * f
Singly, must we bear ourselves like the >
gallant Itdman Three, who kept the
bridge so bravely and so well--for I think
Horatxus, with* his single arm, defending
that narrow pass, offers an example o$
heroic bravCry, which, if followed fay i
Northern men, will soon turn the scale in
the dGMIag's favor.
Oof aim most be, not to do as tittfy but
as as re* dm for the sake of right,
justice; and the brave' old flag-?the Hag
a traJtorbus foe Has trampled under foot,
but which, Hie Truth crushed to sarth
will "rise again?that flag thO heroes of
the devolution fought for so long and so
-?jrj.WK/A mraMr from patriot tears as
beauty from the sea-foam, which iuttered
at the front oyer the christian soldier, who
held in'hie Hands a nation's Me?who
dared the iron hail of Princeton, and
OS? aid of the answered prayer
* that went np from the stillness of Valley
Forgh^ade 'his Kttlw-^paMoi army a
terfcrto his fees and* the achniration of
rations?that flag "Which drooped not till
thdlwhded States were free?and which
?reverently bo it wiittun -when his
woft; on earth was done, was forever
made sacred and - holy then by shroading
the dost of the dead Washington I
When we arrive from oar lethargy and
frel"ourselves from the harness sloth has
buSkJed on, reatizing our situation, what
we' am and ought to do, trben we rob >
the faltfesnake of his fangs, by the aid of
the power still undeveloped, then and not
until then, can * we delight our eyes with a
glimpse of the Picture of Peaoo! Then
shall the scattered fragments of our shattered
Union be bound together by His
hand in the silken bonds of Peace and
Lore?and knowing but one ruler, one
constitution,' one country, one flag?the
North and the South, the East and the
West shall mingle their tears together for
the lives which have perished? and their
prayers for the common weal! When
fttlhe* shall be reconciled to son, and
bJO?ef jom hands with brother?when
eorfimon cause shall be made between us
for the defence of a nation's'honor, and a
nation's life?and one grand, exultant
shout shall go up from the millions still
left---from the hut of the slave, the peasant's
cottage home, and the rich man's
palace?from the coast of Maine to the
shores of the Mexican Gulf, " We are one !
country, now and forever, united and
indivisible!" until high Heaven shall
oatch the strain, and the anthem be
chorussed by the angels of God !
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The change America will undergo will!
be like that of some being we have loved,
when Death is passed, and from a mortal J
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if h#w>mos an an eel!
And. ?-the bravest Roman of them all,
with his harness on his back leaped from
the shattered timbers of the bridge and
plnnged into the angry waters of the yellowftTiber
sooner than yield, so shohld you
and I, reader, in order to bring peace to
oar homes and turn sadness to gladness,
never yielding, never despairing, sinking
or swimming, living or dying, give our
hearts and our bands to the cause of the
Union, which is the cause of Freedom?
which is the cause of Qod!
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f HEFREE SOUTH'
11 ' !' ' " - BEAUFORT,
S. C., NOV. 19, 1864.
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THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. <
Electtnl and Popular Vote Compared
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Statu. ' Alee. Vole. Klec. Vole. Mafrv.
Maine S 27,704 7 25,060
New Hampshire.. 5 ? 9.0S5 ft . NftOO
Vermont. 4 24,71* ft 25,000
14 A3 QOT T* 7ft
SSdelitotiLX.'i 4t *4537 v, "4 "5,000
Connecticut 6 10,33$ 6 3,0y0
New York.-...... 3K 6<\13d 33 5.000
Peaneylvaaia 2 J < 59,61 $ 26 30,000
Mhrriand?.....(Democratic.) 4 ' T 10,000
W. Virginia (Not a State.) 5 20,000
Ohio *3 20.7TO 5J 70,000
Michigan? 24423 s l^ooo
Indiana..13 r 5,923 13 25.000
Iliinoia........'.'..11- y 16 26,000
Wiaeoasio. 5 20,040 6 15,000
Minnesota.: 3 9.539 4 4000 1
lows. 4- 13,467 8 25,000
Ml?mrl (Democratic.) 11 5.000
Kanaaa...... .....(Not a State.) 3 15,000
Nevada...,....4.(Not a State.) 3 5,000
California ..(Democratic.) 5 10.000
Oregon (Democratic.) 3 5,000
Total....4.*....108 826.701 213 419,000
-. ? DEMOCRATIC STATES.
Mpw Jeraev.... ...3 4,477 7 5,000
Ifclaware ....3 4 8,4*9 <3 500
Missouri. ? 131,462 (Union.)
Kentucky 12 143,43$ 11 25,000
Weat Virginia.;... 3 ' 44.U61 (Union.)
ilanlaDd.., 8.. .87,914 (Uniop.)
California: 4 40,494 (Union.)
Oregon...y< 3 3?S70 . ; (Union.)
Total ;.49 406, l(Or - 21 3tt,50O
By these figures it appears that in all
the States (except possibly Tennessee and
Louisiana) now voting for President, Mr.
Lincoln has a majority of nearly 400,000
on the popular vote, and 213 Electoral
votes to .21 for McClellac. The same
States, in 1860, gave 188,701 majority
against Lincoln, although he had 16S electoral
- votes to 40 for all others. The entire
vote in 1860 was : Union, 1,864,523;
Democratic, 1,723,099 ; total popular vote
3,587,622. We include in our estimated
majorities this year, says the New York
Tribune, the votes of soldiers wherever
they axe allowed to vote. It will be observed
that while of all the above States
the Democrats carried eight in I860, they
now have but three; and their column of
majorities shrinks from nearly half a million
to the paltry handful of thirty thousand.
The Union party carry twenty-two
States; the Democracy carry three.
Enough said.; 4. s
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The question of using the power of the
Government to give stability and security
to commercial transactions by keeping j
gold down to a uniform low premium, i
has been under serious * discussion at the j
Treasury Department at Washington, but
announcements of action on the subject
are premature. The Department, however,
expects soon to announce its readiness
to anticipate the payment of the
January interest on its gold bearing
bonds! The money is lying idle in its
vaults and may as weffbe used.
' Th* Public Debt. 0 \ '
The official statement of tho public
debt for the month of October shows the
amount outstanding to be $2,017,099,515
75; or an increase since the last monthly
statement of over $61,000,000. The
debt bearing interest in coin is about
?961,000,000; debt bearing no interest,
XT|RT, S. C., $ot 19, l|64.
I $47lL53$?00. The lUtereat lies increased
to $26,046,000 in coin, and to $28,657,000
in lawful money, or $2,000,000 of the
foriher, nnd $1,500,000 of the latter ; the
, entire amount of interest being $85,313,606
63. The unpaid requisitions are !
$37,500,000, and the amount in the '
Treasury nearly $27,000,000. The amount !
of six per cent bonds exchanged for 1
seven-thirties, under the act of July and
August, 1862, is nearly $126,000,000, an
increase since the former monthly state
ment of $11,000,000. The amount of
five-twenty six per cent boDds under the
act of June,. 1864. is $37,781,000. The
seven-thirty three years' notes authorized
by the Act of July 17, 1861, have been
reduced from $25,000,000 to $14,000,000.
The amount of Certificates of Indebtedness
has been increased $6,333,000. The
two years' five per cent notes have been
reduced $4,676,000 since the September
statement, and the three years' Treasury
notes under the Act of June 30, 1864,
have been increased nearly $21,000,000.
The fractional currency has been reduced
from $24,500,000 to $20,726,000.
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Nevadat the Thirty-Sixth Star.
The President by his proclamation declares
Nevada a State of the. Union. The
flag must now carry thirty-six stars.
Nevada was organized as a territory on
the 2d of March, 1861, receiving 10,000
square miles from California and 71,000
from Utah. The discovery of the Washoe
silver mines turned emigration thither,
and its progress has been more rapid
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than that of any 01 me oiner territories.
,It has agricultural as well as mineral resource^
Its population in 1860 was only
26,000 and two-thirds of those were Indians.
But the white population has increased
prodigously since then,? and is
probably 50,000. For at the election last
year, 10,934 votes were cast; of these
7,425 were Republican. There can be
no doubt how the three electoral votes of
the new State will be cast. The Presi
dent in his proclamation has simply conformed
to the requirements of the act of
the last Congress, which provided for the
admission of the State.
" For Sale*
The wreck of the gunboat McClellan,
sunk in Salt River, by the explosion of a
Union torpedo, on the 8th of November.
She is snnk in very deep water, and the
most liberal terms will be allowed any
adventurous speculator who will undertake
to raise her.
N. B.?Confederate scrip will be received
Apply to Jeff. Davis & Co., Richmond.
On Monday morning last, says the
Xeic South, eight Union officers arrived at
Port Royal, having made their escape
from tne rebel prisons, in Columbia, on
the night of the 1st and 3d of this month.
Their journey was extremely perilous,
and occupied eight days, having in the
meantime travelled a distance of over two
hundred miles, both by land and water.
They made their way to a certain point,
and reached one of our blockading fleet,
when they were well supplied with clothing.
The following are the names of the
Capt. T. F. Burke, 16th Conn.
Capt. T. B. Robinson, 16th Conn.
Lt. A. A. Dickerson, 16th Conn.
Capt. J. H. Smith, 16th Iowa Vols.
Capt. J. L. Elder, 11th Iowa Vols.
Capt. T. W. Rathbone, 153d Ohio,
Capt. J. L. Paston, 13th Tenn. Cav.
Capt. W. J. Rannels, 75th Ohio.
The India Cotton Fields.?Statistics
published in the latest Liverpool papers
1 show that forty-seven vesssls are now on
J the way to England from the East Indies
with cargoes of cotton ranging from
! eighteen hundred to seven thousand bales
each. The aggregate amount is no less
than 221,861 bales. All these vessels are
at sea, and their arrival at Liverpool at
different periods will keep the cotton
mill^j^p^atio^or ^consid^ible part
of the coming winter. The iifew fields
seem to be doing well.
CAPTURE OF THE PmATE^QBIDA, '
New York papers of the 9th taring til#
important and gratifying intelligence of
the capture of the Rebel pirate steamier
Fl0rida: ^ ^
She was taken by the United States
steamer Wachusett, Commander Collins,
in the harbor of Bahia, Bay of San Salva
dor, Brazil, on (be mornifigof the' Tth t>f*
October, and the first news of the safti*
factory affair was brought to Boston by
the noble Kearsarge, Commander Winalow,
who sunk the Alabama. There was
no contest of consequence between the
WacliusetC and the Florida, the
vessel taking the privateer by surprise,
early in the morning, when a number of
her officers and crew were on shore, run-''
ning into her and demanding her surrender,
which was immediately aooeded
to, when a hawser was made fast to her
and she was towed out to sea. Ko lives
were lost on either side, and the Waohusett
received no injury; but the privateer
was somewhat damaged. Twelve'officers
and fifty-eight of her crew were captured*
Her commander, Captain Morris, some of
her other officers and half her crew were
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on shore at the time she was seized, and
of course escaped. The Kearsarge, whjch
brought to Boston some of the prisoners
captured on board the Florida, left the
Wackusetf, with her prize in charge, at
St. Thomas, in the West indiee, where
they arrived on the 31st of October, 'and
whence they were to sail for this port on
the 2d inst. By the capture of the Florida
the bonds for their release given by
the ship Southern Rights and othor easels
overhauled by the pirate, with several
chronometers, a large amount of Other
valuable property, and important papers
and correspondence, were recovered.
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From Gea.'Sbermaa. i; ^
Washington, Nov. 9, 1864.
The story published to-day that Atlanta
had been burned and that Sherman was
marching directly for Charleston, S. C.,
is not believed in military circlet. The
official information -received yesterday
from Gen. Sherman cannot, for prudential
reasons, be now made public. But it
may be said that the prospect of success
in his present movements is highly encouraging,
and that his supplies are
ample and in no danger of interruption.
McClellan to be a Senator. ?hYiends
of McClellan declare that the New Jersey
Legislature will now elect him to the
Senate. One of them, however, says he
knows a reason why Little Mac will not
accept, to wit: that he wonld then have
to loosen the death-grip with which he
holds on to his Major General's commission.
Col. Higoinson.?We learn from the
Massachusetts Sny that T. W. Higginson,
senior Colonel of colored troops in our
army, has been honorably discharged/for
physical disability, originating in a wound
received a year ago. He has taken up hia
residence in Newport, R. I., and will resume
his connection with the Atlantic
Tbe last Report of the Commissioner
of Internal Revenue shows that,
the income of the Governmen^from internal
taxes is about $16,000,000 a month,
or nearly $200,000,000 a year.
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It is re-stated that Gen. MoCleBan
has resigned, and his resignation has beta 4
received at the War Department Gen.Fremont
resigned as soon as he ifM
nominated; Gen. McCleQan as soon atf
be was defeated. - i
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taT" Gov. Seymour's defeat ia a fixed
fact?thank Heaven! Reuben E. Fenton
is elected Governor of New York by about
nine thousand majority.