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&ATJBR XUSBBXi NEWS.
AUGUSTA DATES OF THE 2<TH IYST.
We are indebted to Captain Young, of
the steamer Mayflower, which has been
up the liver for several days on a flag of
truce, for late files of Augusta papers,
from which we make extracts. The fol
lowing: is the telegraphic report from the
Constitutionalist of the 27th, with its
head lines and all; evidently written
with a view of breaking as easily as pos
sible the new T s of Sherman's success at
Charlotte, N. C. 5 and the consequent de
struction of the immense quantity of
rolling stock collected there for “safety/’
Probable destruction of Hail Road
Cars and Store — Loss of Stores—
Loss of Mails—Charleston Garison
ed by Negroes— Two Regiments
Captured There —Immense Loss of
[dr. NAGLE'S DISPATCH.]
There are about thirty five miles of
Railroad stock, making nearly 3000 en
gines and cars belonging to every five
toot gage in the Confederacy, accumu
lated about Charlotte, the guage
changes there preventing 'them them
from going further. Sherman’s move
will cause or has caused their destruc
tion. All vere heavily loaded with
stoves. For the want of wood and wa
ter at the different stations, they could
not be moved between Chester and
The Southern Express Company saved
all its valuables and papers from all
places which have been placed in safety.
The postoffices lost their mails every
where. The Express carried the only
mail that was saved.
Some Yankees captured in South Car
olina had settled as miller's, carpenters
The fortifications around Augusta are
being rapidly strengthened by a large
iorce. No fears are entertained of a raid
or demonstration in force for the future.
When our forces left Charleston, on
Thursday, the bridge over the Ashley
Two regiments left behind were cap
f A large number of heavy guns were
lett in the enemy’s hands, undismantled.
The ammunition was cast into the
harbor or destroyed.
The city has been garrisoned by negro
Seven-thirty notes advanced five cents
to-day, and are in demand.
[From the Augusta Constitutionalist, Feb. 26.]
On a Rampage.— We judge from the
dispatches, says the Rebels, that Joe
Erown is on a rampage again. Noth
in suits him. Everything is out of
joint—the Government is mismanaged,
the people are oppressed, the Constitu
tion requires amendment, he fears the
SAVANNAH, GA., THURSDAY MARCH 2, 1865.
negroes are to be gobbled up, and soon j
to the end of the chapter. We are sat-,
isfied, from what he says, that if he was
President and both Houses of Congress,
aud all the Generals, and the army, the
Foreign Ministers and the collectors of
the tax in kind, w T e should have a dif
ferent state of things from what we
now, for great is Joseph the Governor of
all the Georgians.
LEGISLATURE OF GEORGIA.
Senate.—Tuesday, Feb. 21, 1863.
The Senate was opened with prayer by
Rev. Mr. Wells.
Mr. Pottle introduced a bill to tax the
fees of county officers. It raises the fees
150 per cent., and requires said officers
to receive Confederate monev for their
A resolution renewing the assurance
of Georgia to her sister States of her de
termination to prosecute the war. Also,
A resolution of thanks to Major Gen.
G. W. Smith and the Georgia Militia for
their gallant services to the State. The
rules were suspended and thi3 resolution
was unanimously adopted.
Mr. Hammond introduced a bill to
exempt from service the teachers ex
empted by Congress from Confederate
A bill introduced by Mr. Sprayberry to
repeal section 4968 of the code, which
forbids negroes and free persons of color
to be employed as bar-keepers, w 7 as
taken up and lost.
Recess until three, p. m.
House. —The House took up the un
finished business of the day previous,
which was “A bill to repeal an act enti
tled an act to prevent the unnecessary
consumption of grain in this State ” The
bill was placed on its passage, and UfcW.
The Legislature is determined to pro*
vent our surplus corn from being con 1 -
verted imo whiskey, as far as it can.
A bill to authorize administrators, ex
ecutors, guardians and trustees to sell
Confederate bonds, under certain cir
cumstances, was passed.
> A bill for the relief of persons whose
property has been destroyed by the pub
lic enemy, was put on its passage and
A bill to alter and amend the charter
of the Central Railroad and Banking
Company was passed. It provides for
the election of Directors of said Compa
ny, and a President thereof for the pres
ent year, and to change the office of the
Company from Savannah to Macon, and
to fix the number of Directors necessary
(prescribes two) for a quorum to tran
The committee reported a bill in lieu
of a resolution requesting furlough of of
ficers and men of Gen. Smith s com
mand, who have been elected to civil of
fices —the title as follows : “A bill for
the relief of certain persons elected to
civil offices in this State.”
The House proceeded to read bills for
the first time—
Mr. Holt, of Bibb, submitted a bill to
amend an act to incorporate the South
ern Insurance Company of Savannah.
Also, a bill to amend an act to incorpo
rate the Home Insurance Company of
Mr. Fowler, of Crawford—A bill to
provide for the support of indigent fam
ilies, and other purposes. This bill pro
vides tor the impressment of provisions
in the several counties as may be neces
sary to provide for families the present
year, in accordance with the recommen
dation of the Governor in his message.
It also provides that an impressing
agent be appointed, who shall ascertain
the amount of surplus provisions in each
family, and if the price cannot be agreed
upon, two persons are to be chosen,
whose decision shall be final.
The House consumed the balance of
the morning reading bills the second
[From the Constitutionalist, Feb. 27.]
Sherman s Movements —The Sacking of
Columbia—The Terrible Accidfxt.
[DR. NAGLE’S DESPATCH.]
The 15th and 17th army corps, with
! Sherman in person commanding, Jiave a
; baggage train three miles long.
The 15th army corps became drunk on
the 17th and pillaged Columbia, burning
the entire length of Main street. Not a
house left standing. After all this mis
chief had been done, Sherman ordered
the pillagers and burners to be shot.
On the 20th the Yankee force left Co
lumbia at 4 a. m., quitting the city be
Two or three hundred citizens left Co
lumbia with the Yankees. The condition
of the town is dreadful, most of the peo
ple living in huts
Sherman left two hundred head of beef
cattle for the subsistence of sick and
wounded, and gave the citizens arms to
protect themselves against the negroes.
Every article of subsistence was carried
off, the cellars, out buildings and every
house being thoroughly searched aud
The accident which was reported to
have occurred in Charleston, happened
ia Columbia on Friday morning.
The enemy shelled the city furiously
on Thursday, the missiles being thrown
indiscriminately—some forty tailing in
the hospital yard. Lexington Court
House was burned, and only a dozen
houses left standing.
Charleston was quietly occupied by
the forces of Foster and Gillmore. The
citizens from the surrounding country
came • within the city to obtain subsist
LdtaraivE Robbery.—On Saturday
of tfee (yQvemfflfliji warehouses
in this city was robbed of twenty-seven
hundred blankets. The thieves were
very deliberate in their movements. They
first proceeded to the public stable on
Ellis street, took out a pair of mules,
hitched up a wagon, and proceeded on
their mission, returning the team very
honestly after the work of stealing. Find
ing impossible to secrete one of the bales
of blankets, they coolly tossed it into the
street. Who these thieves wer
Another Freshet. —The recent heavy
rains have caused another season of
high water throughout this section of the
country. Yesterday the Savannah river
was booming, with thirty feet of water
in the channel. To-day the stream rolls
along with an angry tide, but does not
threaten any serious damage. Some
one hundred and fifty bales of cotton
that had been placed upon the river bank
ready for the torch, floated off, but were
secured by the heads of the gunboats
moored below the city.
In consequence of the floods through
out Georgia, no mails were received at
the city post office yesterday/ and we
are consequently without any intelli
gence from the West,
Wade Hampton, on Wednesday, re
lieved Gen. Wheeler of his command,
having been appointed Lieutenant Gen
eral and Chief of Cavalry.
ARTEMUS WARD INSURES HIS
I kum to the conclusion lately, that
life was waz so unsartain, that the only
wa for me tu stand a fair chance with
other folks, waz to git my life ensured,
and so I ka’ld on the Agent ov the ‘Gar
don Angel Life Insurance Co.’ and an
swered the following questions, which
waz put tu'me over the top ova pair ov
gold speks, by a slick little fat old feller,
with a little round grey head and az
pretty a belley on him, az any man ever
Ist. Are you a mail or femail ? if so,
state bow long you have been so.
2d. Are you subjec to fits, aud if bo t
do you have more than one at a time ?
3d. What is your precise fiteing weight?
4th. Do you ever hare enny ancestors,
and if so, how much ?
sth. What iz your legal opinion ov the
constitutionality ov the 10 command
6th. Did you ever have enny nite
7th. Are yu married and single, or are
yu a Bachelor ?
Bth. Du yu beleave in a future state ?
if yu du state it ?
9th. What are yur private sentiments
about a rush ov rats, to the head ; can
it be did successfully?
10th. Have you ever committed sui
cide, and if so, how did it seem to effect
After answering the above questions
like a man in the confirmatif, the slick
little fat old feller with gold specks on*
ced i was insured for life, and probably
would remain so for a term ov years.
I thanked him and smiled one ov my
most pensive smiles.
Frozen to the “Cross-Trees. ’’ —
There is a man now living in'' my neigh
borhood, who was on board a brig in
the French war; and, being an able sea
man, was at once set to look out on the
bowsprit j it was on the coast of Norway
There came on a furious storm of sleet
and hail, which so battered his face and
eyes that he could not see (as he has
told me) half a mile ahead, and then
only at intervals. The commander by
and-by hailed my friend and told him to
come in, “as there was land on the star
board bow.” Now the officer had the
aid of a powerful glass, which also pro
tected his eye, whilst the man was near
ly blinded" by the driving wind and
sleet; still, for not performing an
sibilityvithe latter was ordered aibft to
sit on the cross-trees for tout Muirs in
the most inclement season of flhat Irozt n
climate* The result wap„ that when
the time had expired* he was fixed
there a sitting attitude* with every joint
rigid, his tlesn numbed* and without a*
particle ol feeling left. When hailed ly,
the officer to coma down* lie eotficll
neither speak'nor move ; upon tine dis
covery of which, his messmates went
aloft and lowered him down apparently
frozen to death. They succeeded, how -
ever, in pouring a little spirits down his
throat, tnen wrapped him in warm blan
kets, and as soon as he was restored to
some degree of animation, administered
a tail pint of rum, which the patient
drank off without beiug able to tell
whether it was rum or water that be
had taken, so completely deadened wt s
every sense by long exposure to thecold*
with no better clothing than a common
jacket and common trousers. Hun
dreds of men would have died under
such circumstances; however, my rid
friend is still living, and although ap
proaching seventy, walks uprigLt aud
with as firm a step as any man.— yi
years' (/leaning'from L’J’e's Harvest.
An Affectionate Son. —Old Billy Tay
lor, whose good stories and witty say
iDgs will long be remembered by his ac
quaintances, used to relate the fbllowij g:
When I was young, just admitted to tLe
bar in Kentucky, I was appointed by the
Court to defend a man who had been n
- tor the murder of Lis mother. Di -
terminedto make out of the matter a. s
much reputation lor myself as the case
would admit of, I took the accused arid e
and told aim it was necessary for me, a s
his counsel, to know the whole truth : n
reference to the charge against him.
After assuring him that what he might
say to me could not be used against him*
I put the plain question,—
“Did you kill your mother
“Yes,” was the reply.
“What made you do it ?”
“Because,” said he, “she wasn’t worth