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ADDRESS OP ?BN. WADE HAMPTON !
?Jellvere? at Use Un veil I nae of th? TTs-en
locton Liant Iniantrr Mosau
meut, Charleston, Bo. Ca.,
furn? loeb, 18TO.
ID accepting the position sssigned to
lue by your kindnoss, in the solemn cer?
emonies of the dey, msny and conflicting
emotions stirred my heart. On the one
band, ?aid he, s painful conciousness of
my inability to disobsrge the task im?
posed in a manner worthy of the occa?
sion, oppresses me and bids me keep si?
lent ; while on the other hsnd, a sense
of duty to my living ss well ss to my
dead comrades, impels sae to join in
this demonstration of honor to those
who are eleepiog beneath the ?oil they
gavo their lives to defend. Let me thon
place on their tomb s votive offering,
which, unworthy as it msy be of our
noble dead, has st least the merit of
coming from hearts filled with sympathy
for the oause in which they fell ; admi?
ration for their devoted patriotism and
heroio courage ; respect and affection
for their memory, and profound grief
for thoir untimely death. There are
other motives, scarcely less potent, why
my voico should not bo silent on any
occasion where honor is paid to the liv?
ing or dead o? the Washington Light In?
Have you forgotten, comrados of that
gallant corps F I shall always remem?
ber it with pride, that when our State
called her sons to defend her, and that
command was organized-when your
banner, unsullied by any stain of de?
feat. Untarnished by any breath of
dishonor, was born so heroically through
tho atorui of nearly every great histor?
ical battle of the war-it was the Wash?
ington Light Infantry that gave mo
the firat oompany ot the Hampton Le?
giou. Can you suppose that I have
forgotten the uamo of "CompanyA?" that
company which for four years of heroic
though unequal war, stood always un?
shaken on tho right of the Legiou ? oan I
forget that devotod friend, that unselfish
patriot, that gallant soldier, that noble
geutlcmau, Johnson, who was your first
and ono of your costliest sacrifices laid
on the altar of our country ? Can I for* i
get tho gifted Pettigrew, who lived I
truly long enough to aohieve an undying t
glory for himself, but who died too soon s
for his mourning eountry ? Standing 1
over tho graves whioh hold the hallowed
dust of so many patriotic soldiers, look-1 \
ing upon yonder tomb where are le
inscribed the names ot forty fivo of my I
loved and trusted comrados of that \
singlo company whioh you gave me, how j ?
can I forget the men who fought and i
died by my aide? Can I, turn fog from tho t
lamented dead to the honored living, c
looking once again upon the familiar I <
fices of the men whom danger taught t
me to trust, forget the. friends who r
never betrayed that trust 7 Can I look t
upon Connor, as he leans * upan these 1
crutohes whioh tell proudly how nobly he a
discharged his duty, and then forget the c
Washington Light Infantry ? Oh, no I lc
my friends. Memory and associations W
such as these aro amongst the most c
cherished though saddest of my heart, t
and they bind me to my old comrades r
by ties which death may, but nothing U
else, can sever. They remind me, too, o
of my duties to the dead, and amongst t
them there is none more sacred than c
that which calls upon me to vindicate! a
their motives, to praise their patriotism,! a
to commend their example, and to pro- 1 s
tcct their memory. These are the du-1 j
ties whioh devolve upon us, the sad 1 i
survivors of that gallant band who, at c
the oall of tho Stato rallied to her do-11
fenoe. Mourning over the graves of c
"our slain," who, "for faith and for lt
freedom, lay slaughtered in vain;" stand- 1
ing amid the wreok of our dearest c
hopes, looking at the ruin of our coun- 1
try, witnessing the steady but rapid 1
overthrow of Republican institutions I a
and constitutional liberty, what is left I
to cheer us to futuro exertion but the v
hallowed memories of the past-that
past was made glorious by our great o
dead. Amid that noble and, alas, vast I
throng, nono have done higher honor to 1
their State, nono deserve deeper grati-1 o
tude, than the men who died in berle
cause. Not until death has plaocd his I
eternal seal upon the living, and stamp- v
ed with bis irrevocable decree all the s
actions of their beiOgoan they be truly a
estimated. The judjemcnt wo pass c
upon our contemporaries is too often I r
warped by envy, jealousy, personal dis* r
like, or political prejudice; and it is r
not uutil death has closed their career, a
hero that we oan reoognizo tho greatness 11
of their aotions or the integrity of thoir 1
The men to whom you dedicate this i
monument as a testimonial of your j
respeot, gratitude and affection, hove j
passed this last dread ordeal, and we ?
deem them worthy to be enshrined ia
in a people's heart, and to receive c
tho greatful plaudits of a people's j
"A poople'a voice ! we are a people yet I
Tho' all mon else their nobler dreams forget ;
Confused ly brainless mobs and lawless poa era,
Wo have a voice with which to pay the debt
Of boundloss love and reverence and regret,
To those great men who fought and kept it oars."
They fought to viodioate the groat
truths enunoiated in '76, and their ina
lionablo rights established by our fathers
and bequeathed to tts ss par noblest
heritage. For th?se fought in vain ; _
and of all the attributes of freedom, t
there is left to us only a peoples voio?, t
wh?oh, tho' stifled, calls hesvoo to wit- <
DOSS that wo were sincere and honest in t
tho convictions whioh prompted our t
aotions, which still asserts our oosha- i
ken fsith in the justice of our oause, and 1
whioh, rising from our hearts in our
desolate land, utter lamentations for
tho preoious blood that was so lavishly
but so bravely shed in our country's
causo. We, roy friends, who wore the '
aot?ra in that mighty drama which for
four jeara. filled tho world's stage, may
Dot be competent to pronounce an
impartial judgment as to the juatico of
that cause. Time, with its soothing in?
fluence, mast elapse, and the passions
engendered by the war mast cool before
th? record can be folly made np for
history to pronounce her final verdict.
Believing that Truth, Right and J us tice
were on our side, we submit our ease
without one doubt as to the impartial
judgment of posterity, reserving to
ourselves the right of appeal to tho
Great Tribunal alone where the Supreme
Judge of the Universe, who reads our
hearts, will pronounce that decree which
will through all eternity justify or con?
demn us. Wo konw that the men whose
names are written on that marble be?
lieved, as firmly as they did in the ex?
istence of a God, in tho justice of the
Dause for whioh they died ; we know
that they sacrificed peace, comfort, life,
to encounter war, privation, death, at
the call and service of their State ; and
knowing thia, we plaee them high on
the role of those patriotic and heroic
dead who make up the great army of
martyrs of liberty. Nor should their
memory be less dear to us, or less honor?
ed, because they fell in a cause whioh
Sod in His Providenoe, has seen fit to
let fall. The heathen may deify the
?ooquering hero, while he condemns
those who fall to exile, ehains or death,
for with him success is the only evi
lenee of merit, but not so the Christian.
Right, Truth, Justice contribute the
standard by whioh he measured all
things. The test he applies to the ac?
tions of men is the law whioh Cod him?
self haa made. By this law, we eau
listinguish the laws whioh deoide right
from wrong, as readily as we euo recog?
nize those whioh separate light from
darkness. We know that in tho econ?
omy of God evil is often permitted to
prevail over good on this earth. We
jee virtue trampled into dust by vioe.
We soo liberty prostrate at the feet of
tyranny. We see religion superseded
by fanaticism. iDtillegenoe, virtue,
patriotism thrust aside, while ignoranee
cieo and selfishness usurp the high
places of the earth. These are the op?
ponent anomalies whioh strike us,
when we consider the Almighty's gov
animent of this world. But when
;uidcd by tbe light of revelation we
look more closely into that wondrous
lystem, and comprehend more fully tho
icbism of that faith which, springing
Vom Calvary, is lighting with its sub?
lime truths every rreviee of the earth,
ve can reconcile the difficulties which
itand iu our way. That .religion taught,
>y tho Saviour, whioh we profess, no
vhore promises that we shall be reward?
id in this world for well doing It dues
tot promise that virtue shall here
ri um ph while vioe is punished ; It
Iocs not promise that the causo of lib.
irty, sustained though it may bo by
ruth, courage, patriotism, will necessa?
ry succeed when it has to oontend with
inlieensed power, directed by ambition,
latred and fear. No such promises
ire held out by the Divino Founder of
?ur religion to his followers. On tho
iontrary they aro explioitly told that
in this earth they are to look for trials,
lisappointmenta and afflictions ; that
hey will often soe the powers of dark?
less holding high carnival of crime,
rhere they hoped to soe virtue exer?
ting her benign and powerful sway ;
hat it does not come within the scope
if the Christian religion to punish ovil
nd to reward tho good in this world,
nd that not until tho last trump shall
ummon the quiok and the dead to
udgment will tho groat Judgo, rcoits
ng all the wrongs, punish all thc
irimes and reward all the virtues which
lave excited her since tho foundation
if tho earth. It is this sublime faith
hat sustains the Christian patriot, as
io struggles to bear his own afflictions
ir mourns over his country's loss of
?berty; for be knows that if he
ms discharged his duty to his God
ind to his country, he will sooner or
ater surely reap an exceeding great re?
Let us then, my friends and comrades,
liing with unrolaxiog grasp and unsha
;on coofidenoo to the faith that is io us.
jet not the angry threats of oppression,
ir the syren voioo of temptation, drive
ir alluro us to forsake it. Abovo all,
io not misled by that unmeaning jargon
Thich tells you that your cause was
ubmitted to the arbitrament of arms,
.nd that the sword has decided that
lause against you. Tho sword has
lever, nor will it ever, decido a princi?
pe or establish a truth. It can, ast it
las often dono, overthrow a just cause
md make might take tho place of right;
?ut it can nevor roverse tho immutable
aws of God, and mako what is evil ap
?ear right in his sight. A noble cause,
ipheld heroically by honor, courage,
latriotism, may die along with its sup?
?ortet*. A great truth nevor dios, bul
itornal as the Godhead from which il
pringa, it lives forover, amid all tho
mangos of dynasties, tho wreok of em
>ircs, and the death of nations. It is
oo, as false in faotas in logic, to asscrl
.hat the sword can or does deoide justlj
letween right and wrong. With th<
iwurd the Goths and Vandals dronohoc
iho fair fields of Italy with the best blood
)f horsens. It gavo nearly half thc
vorld to Mahomet. It allowed thc
Turk to trample out the civilization o
?reece. Its keen edgo has dismcmbcrcc
?oland. It has loft Hungary bleeding
it the feet of the oppressors. It ha
urned over Spain and Portugal to thi
ender mercies of the Saracen, ant
in this continont and in our day, di?
ce ted by unscrupulous power agains
ho throats of prostrate States rookinj
vith paraoidal blood it enforoes th>
aws whioh it alone has made. Tell m
lot then that the sword oan rightfully
turn the soalos of justifie. It is th
exponent of tyranny, not the arbiter
)f truth-tho badge of tho tyrant ant
the executioner, not the symbol o
justice. It is not at all inconsistent
with these view* that we, ns a conquered
people, should observe scrupulously the
terms dictated by the sword, and ac?
cepted by us. Wo can do this, and
should do it, io perfeot good faith ; but
wo should claim and exeroise the God*
giveu t-ighc of freedom of opinion. We
acknowledge that the oausos for whioh
these men died is lpat, but we should be
false to them, false^o that cause, were
we to admit that they were, because of
failure, necessarily wrong. We believe
that they Were right, and we therefore
honor and respeot their memory. If
they were right time will vindioate the
action and reoord their fame. If wrong.
"It was a grevloua fault.
And grovious!j bare tbey answered it*"
We comrades of the Washington
Light Infantry-we, who gave our all
to the same causo in which our brothers
fell-can entertain no doubt as to tho
placo whioh will be aooorded thom by
history. Stigmatized now aa rebels,
prosperity, will, we hope and believe
give to them the more appropriate
names of patriots. Believing this, we
fear not to accept from the conqueror
the epithet of rebol. Our ancestors
had once the same term applied to
thom, and I exoept as a oomplete re?
futation of all nishonor attached to
th e word, the noble language
used in regard to it by a great states?
man and patriot of England. ?'Tho
term rebel," said Charles Fox, "is no
certain mark of disgrace. - For all the
great apostles of liberty, the saviors of
their country, tho benefactors of man?
kind, in all ages have boen oalled rebels;
and we owe the Constitution whioh en?
ables us to sit in this house to a rebel?
Nor are there wanting men at tho
North who, rising high above the pre?
judices of their aotionsand tho trammels
of popular opinion, dare to assert in
language as lofty, sentiments noble as
those so eloquently expressed by this
great orator. It was my good fortune,
on a recen*- occasion in New York,?to
hear one who would be an honor to any
country, address an audience composed
of Southern as well as Nnorther men.
In touching the great issues which had
so lately arrayed tho two seotions in
war, he drew a glowing picture of pa?
triotism. Ile told us how this virtue,
beginning with one's family, spends in
ovor-wideniug waves till it embraced
ill wc have as country; and then turn?
ing to the southerners who wore pre?
sent, ho brought tears of gratified pride
'o thoir eyes by exclaiming: "And
gentlemen, the only reason why you
will not hereafter be regarded as thc
noblest patriots who ever lived, is sim
ply beoauso it has happened that George
Washington fought in tho same
muse before you did."
You,-my friends of thc Light In?
fantry, who hear tho name tho Father
)f his Country has made immortal, must
feel your hearts' swell with patriotic
pride when you know that tho great
ind good of other lauds deem you not
anworthy to bo placed alongside of
Washington. You tear his name,
ind you have proved yourselves worthy
o do so.
There aro other historic associations
of peculiar and proud interest whioh
jonneots your organization closely with
,hc great name it bears. Amid that
grand group ol revolutionary heroes
vho illustrated by theil deeds iu tho
;rcat rebellion of '76 tho history of
South Carolina, no name is held in
uglier esteem than that of Wm. Wash
ngtob, the worthy kinsman and follow c .
)f his illustrious namesake. On thc
jloody fields of Cowpens and lin taw hts
glorious banner-the precious gift of
lovoted woman-swept through carnage
to viotory. That samo bauner of
Washington which had been consecra
cd by tho prayors of woman baptized
ID tho best blood of Carolina-sancitified
jy the cause of freedom in which it had
waved-venerated by our wholo people
is tho symbol of viotory, thc onsign of
liberty-was committed by Washington's
widow to the Washington Light Infan?
try, and her'own honored hands present?
ed it. When she gave this flag whioh
lier patriot husband had so nobly born
brough the war of independence, she
solemnly adjured your Company to
Icfcnd it, if noed bo, with their livos
ind to maintain its honor unsullied, and
to bo forever true to the great cause
tho causo of freedom-ia whioh it had
irst boen unfurled. Men of the Wash?
ington Light Infantry, sons of tho men
nrlio fought by the side of Marion, of
Sumter, of Moultrie, of Piokons, of
llutlcdgo, of Huger, and of Washing?
ton, how have you kept that solemn
charge ? Let Mantissas, and Soce. sion
ville, and Sevou Pines, and Sharps
burg, and Cold Harbor, and Gaines'
Mill, and Malvern Hill, and Drury's
Bluff, and Fort Sumter, and Peters
burg, aad Battery Wagner, and Bon?
tonsvi'.lo, and Chiokauinuga, and Frod
srick iburg, and a score of other glorious
battle fields inscribed in imperishable
letter? on that immortal bannor of yours,
?nswer. You, the mon who stand hero
to day, and thoso whoso names arc
(t/ritton on yonder slab, havo fought
under the same flag, in tho same cause
your fathors did and fought with a pru'
triotism as lofty, a courage aa high, a
devotion as noble, aa ever animated tho
hearts of your patriot sires. You have
proved that the blood whioh flows in
your voins is not degenerate and that
you have been worthy custodians of the
precious charge on trusted to your keep?
ing. Be true, then caoh of you, I con?
jure yon, now and ever, whatever trials,
vicissitudes, or suffering beset you, to
your liooage, your principles, your rc
nown. "Let all tho ends thou aim'st ai
be thy God's, thy Country's and Truth's
then if thou fallest, thou fullest a
Besidos alf thoso incentives to noble
actions, prosentcd by the great tradition!
and hallowed memories of tho past, you
havo many othors connector! with thc
formation and history of your corps, and
in the objects contemplated now by your
Association. You cannot forget that the
Washington Light Infantry owes it ex?
istence to the patriotic impulse whioh
called its founders to repel foreign inva?
sion, and made them resort to arms to
defend that liberty whioh their fathers
had aoheived. Need I reeall to your
memory the name of your first captain
-a nome justly dear to every Caro?
linian's heart, honored wherever integ?
rity of purpose, purity of life, or power
of intelleot, are esteemed-the name of
one, of whom Henry Clay said : "Of all
the men I have ever known, the best man,
the wisest, tlie purest, anil tine greatest
statesman was William Lowandes." On
the roll of your Company, illustrated
firdt by this great name, are to be found
many others worthily distinguished in
the annals of our State', fit successors of
your illustrious captain. Nor need you
fear to place tho record yon made for
yourselves during the late war by the
sido of that of any other command ; nor
to compare tho officers and men whom
you gave to the "lostoause !" with any
who served the Confederacy. You gave
three general officers-Pottigrow, Con?
ner and Logan-all worthily distinguish*
ed to that cause, and with as field
officers, Johnson, DeTreville and Simon
ton ; while almost every oommand from
this State drew from your ranks, so
prolific of gallant Boldiors, many of its
most efficient subaltern officers and mon.
How the rank and file of tho Washing?
ton Light Infantry did their duty to
their country is told in mute, but elo?
quent language, by the long list of
honored names that meet your eyes on
this monument, which you have dedica?
ted reverently and affectionately to your
noble dead. Well worthy are thoy of
all the honor you oan pay them, for they
fell blessed martyrs, and this eonviction
on our part is full of comfort to those
who seo the names of their kindred
writtcu on tho South's Roll of Honor,
that list which record i her dead.
I know how vain is all human conso?
lation to tho heart that is called on to
give some object around which the
tonderest affections duster. I know that
many a parent in our mourning land,
as be looks through eyes blinded by tho
tears that will swell up from his heart,
at some loved name, perhaps on that
tomb, or some stone that covers all that
was mortal of ouc who was bis pride, his
hope, his darling, cries out in the pathe?
tic language wrung from a bereaved
father's heart: ?Oh, my son Absalom !
my son, my son Absalom ! Would God
had died for theo I O, Absalom ! my
son, my sou !" 1 eau understand, I can
foel-I have felt all this. Rut still feel?
ing deeply for those who mourn their
kindred slain, knowing bow and for
what our sons have died, cannot each
JUC who hus givon his children to his
country,'concealing the grief of thc
father, in tho holy zeal of tho patriot,
say proudly as he stands by the gravo
of his soo,
"Why then, Qu J's solJior be ho,
"Had I ns many sons, ns I have hair?.
"I would not wish thom a fairer doMh."
' It is right and proper that you should
preservo the memory uf our dead heroes.
Would that we could erect to them a
monument whoso foundations should bo
is eternal as the great truths for whioh
they died; lofty as their fame; puro as
mr love ; lasting as our gratitude ; ris?
ing proudly from tho earth that holds
their clay, and pointing with its spot?
less shaft to that beaven where we de
voutly trust they are now at rest. It is
x touching and beautiful article of be?
lief in tho creed of that strange system
)f theology which takes its name from
?ts founder-ouo of tho most wonderful
mon of the last century-that those
who fall in battle, fighting honestly and
truly for their country, are immediately
transported to Heaven to partake of the
highest joys of that blissful abode.
Though no such promise is held out by
mr religion to its votaries it surely is
not inconsistent with its holy spirit or
livine teaching, that this may bo tho
jase. Tho trust of tho patriot and tho
faith of tho Christian may thou unite in
the hopo, so full of joy and consolation
that our dead patriots-"God's sol
li ors"-purified by the great oblation of
their lives for their country's liberty,
standing now in the presenoe of tho
Ktornal God ; looking down with grate?
ful hearts on this solemn seono, bring?
ing thoir prayers for you, who aro now
manifesting your reveronoo and love for
them, to the vory footstool of tho throne
sf graoe, aro invoking with dovout
supplications from tho Father of Mercie*
Tor you, all those rich blessings whioh
Ho, and He alone, oan bestow.
Roforo Gen. Hampton had concluded
Iiis address tho rain bogan to fall, but a
largo number of the immense throng
hoisted their umbrellas and board the
iddress out. And many an old veteran,
ns bc stood beside the gravo o? his loved
comrade and beard thc words of his
beloved leader, wip<>d a tear whioh
flowed down his check.
So Charleston has dono tho honors
for her departed sons. May tho Memory
of tho bravo dead ever remain fresh io
- Josh Hillings th us speaks of a now
agricultural implement, to which the
attention ot farmer* is invited :-John
Rogers' revolving, expanding, unooro
monious, self adjusting, oontrakting,
self-sharpening, wolf greasing and self
righteous hoss rake iz now and forovcr
offered tew a generous publik. Thozo
rakos aro as easy to keep in rop?ir az a
hitching post, and will rake up a paper
of pins sowed broadkast in a ten akcr
lot of wheat stubble. Thozo rakes kan
bo used in tho winter for a hon roost or
bo sawed up in stovo wood for tho
kitohen firo. No farmer ov good moral
karakter should be without t' is rake,
evon if ho has to stoat ono.
To roruovo stains from oharactor-- Get
CllJJttLES WCEMS. ;
nm BTOMIB? OF THB UK4TH OF
* LITTI.? Uni? Arl? lilT
.... Tb? P?tJfc.,'. .
?o writer of fi otion ever appealed so
directly to the better feelinga?of human
nat uro as Diokens. Nono ?Tor desoribed
the death of children (whom he loved
supremely) . with anon consummate
touooea oi beauty. No more tooohing
story was ever told then that of little
Paul Dombey, unless, possibly, it he
that sadder one of "Dear, gentle, patient
noble Little Nell," in the Old Curiosity
Shop ; and so long as English literature
endures, will these be read io every
household, in every land, with swelling
hearts and overflowing eyes. Had
Diokens written nothing but these two
sorrowful stones, he would atilt. have
touohed a responsive ehord, and have
been embalmed in millions of hearts oa
both sides of the ocean.
At last the master hand that magnet?
ized the world with its touoh has been
stilled in that death which it so often and
beautifully desoribed-nowhere more
beautifully and feelingly than in the
two briof extracts which we copy here
as illustrating that boundless sympathy
with purity, goodness and suffering that
made himself as fresh and loving in
heart as a child. He has followed the
''old, old fashion," that he portrays
here in euch gentle tearful words
"the old, old fashion, Death"-only to
take on, like little Paul, "that oidor
fashion yet of Immortality."
DEATH OF LITTLE NELL.
She was dead. No sleep so beauti?
ful and oalm, HO free from trace of pain,
so fair to look upon. She seemed a
creature fresh from the hand of God,
and waiting for the breath of life : not
one who had lived and suflcrod death.
Her couch was dressed with here and
thoro some wintor berries and green
leaves, gathered in a spot she had been
used to favor. "When I die, put me
aear something that loved the light,
and had the sky above it always." Those
wero her words.
She was dead. Dear, gentle, patient,
noble Nell was dead. Her little bird, a
poor slight thins; the pressure of a finger
would have crushed, was stirring nimbly
in its cage, and the strong heart of its
?h i ld-m is tr eas was mute and motionless
forever I Whore were the traces of her
early caren, her sufferings and fatigues ?
AU gone. Sorrow was dead indeed iu
hor ; but peace and perfect happiness
were boro, imaged, in hor tranquil
beauty sud profound repose.
And still her former self lay there
unaltered in this change. Yes ! the old
iresido bad smiled upon the samo sweet
race j it had passed like a dreom, thro'
tho haunts of misery and care ; at the
loor of the poor schoolmaster on the
lumraor evening, before the furnace fire
upon the oold wet n'ght, at the still
bedside, of tho dying boy, there had
been the tame mild and lovely look. So
ihall we know the angols in their ma?
jesty after death.
The old man held one languid arm
n his, and the small, tight hand folded
;o his breast for warmth. It was the
land she, had stretohed out to him with
1er last smile ; the hand that had led
lim ou through all their wanderings
Ever and anon he pressed it to his lips
hon hugged it to bia breast again, mur
nuring that it was warmer now, and os
io said it, he looked in agony to those
vho stood arouud, as if imploring them
o holp hor.
She was dead, and past all help, or
toed of help. Tho ancient rooms she
iud seemed to fill with life, even while
1er own was waning fast, the gordon
he had tended, thc eyes she had glad
ened, the noiseless haunts of many a
houghtlesa hour, thc paths she had
rodden, as it wero, but yesterday, could
enow her no more.
Sho had boen dead two days. Thoy
rere all about her at tho time, knowing
hat the end was drawing on. Sho died
oon after daybreak. Thoy had read and
al ked to hor iu the earlier portion of tho
tight; but, ns the hours crept on, sho
auk to sleep. They could tell by what
ho faintly uttered in her dreams, that
hey wore of her journeyings with the
>ld man ; thoy wore of no painful scenes,
tut ol'those who had helped them, and
isod them kindly, for sho often said,
'God bless you !" with great fervor.
Waking, sho novor wandered in her
nind but once, and that vas at beauti
ul music, which, sho said, was in thc
dr. God knows. It may huvo been.
)pening hor oyes, at last, from every
[uiet sloop, sho begged that they would
ciss her once again. That dono, she
urned to the old man, with a lovely
mile upou her faco, such, thoy said, as
hey had never soon, and could never
argot, and clung, with both hor arms,
ibout his nook. Sho had ncvor mur
nurtd or complained ; but, with a quiet
uind, and manner quito unaltered, save
hat she ovcry day became more earnest
ind more grateful to thom, laded like
ho light upon tho summer's evening,
k * * * * * *
Along tho crowded path they bore
icr now puro tho newly fallen snow that
jovorcd it, whoso day on earth had been
ts fleeting. Under that poroh whore
the had sat, whoa Heaven in its me roy
wrought hor to that peaceful spot, sho
Dossod again, and tho old church re?
solved hor in its quiet shade.
DEATH OP LITTLE PAUL.
Ono night he had bcon thinking ol
hie mother, and her pioture ia the draw?
ing room stairs, and thought . she must
tiavo loved two Qt Floronoo bott ter than
bis father did, to have held her iu hei
inns when she thought she waa dying
-for even he, ber brother, who hajj
moh dear love for her, could hijve nc
greater wish than that. That train ol
thought suggosted to him to inquire il
lie had over seen his mother ; for ht
could not remember whether they hat
told bia yes or no, the river running
Ter* fast and ooafssiog his miad.
"Floy, did I ever see mamma ?"
?No, darling; why ?"
?Did lerer nee any kind face, like
mama's, looking at me when I waa a ba
bj, Floy *!' .fi
He asked incredulously, as if he had
some vision of a face before him.
?Oh yes dear." *
?Whoso, Floy ?"
?Your old nurse's. Often."
?And where in my old nurse ?" said
Pani. "Is she dead too ? Floy, are we
all dead, except you ?"
There was a hurry in the room, for
an' instant--longer, perhaps; but, it
seemed no more-then all was still
again ; and Florence, with her faoe
quite colorless, ?but smiling, held his
head upon her arm. Her arm trembled
?Show me the old norse, Floy, if
you please ?
?She is not hore, darling. She shall
eome to morrow."
?Thank you Floy ?"
Pani olosed his eyes with these words
an? fell asleep. When he awoke tho
san was high, and the broad day was
olear and warm. He lay a little, look?
ing at the windows, whioh were opon,
and the onrtains rustling in the air,
and waving to and fro ; then he said,
"Floy, is it to morrow ? Is she oome ?"
Some one seemed to go in quest of
her. Perhaps it was Susan. Paul
thought he heard her telling bim when
he bad olosed his eyes again, that she
would soon be back ; but he did not
open them so see. She kept her word
-perhsps she had never been away
but the next thing happened was a
aoise of footsteps on - the stairs, and
then Paul woke-woke mind and ' body
-and sat upright in his bed. He saw
them now about him. There was no
gray mist before them, as there had
Been sometimes in tho night. He
knew thom every one called thom by
?And who is this? Is this my old
aurso ?" suid tho child, regarding, with
i radiant smile, a figure oomiug in.
Tes, yes. No other stranger would
have shod those tears at sight of him,
md called him her dear boy, her pretty
t)oy, hor own poor blighted ohild. No
>tber woman would have stooped down
>y his bed, and taken up his wasted
band, and put it to her hps and breast,
ts one who .had some right to fondle it.
S o other woman would have so forgotton
everybody else but him and Floy, and
>een so full of tenderness and pity.
?Fley 1 this is a kind, good faoo I"
laid Paul. "I am glad to see it again.
Don't go away, old nurse ! Stay here."
His senses were alt quiokened, and
ie heard a name he know.
"Who was that, who said Walter?"
ie asked, and looked around. "Some
mo said Walter. Is he hero? I should
iko to see him very muoh."
Nobody replied direotly ; but his fa?
ber soon said to Susan, "Call him baok,
hen ; let him come up I" After a ?hort
>ause of expectation, during whioh ho
ooked with smiling interest and wonder
m his nurse, and saw that she had not
brgotten Floy, Walter was brought into
he room. His open face and manner,
ind his cheerful eyes, had always made
lim a favorite with Paul ; and when
?aul saw him, he stretched out his
land, aad said "Good bye !"
Good bye, my child !" cried Mrs.
.ipohin hurrying to his bed's head.
?Not good byo?."
For an instant, Paul looked at her
viii? tho wistful faoe with whioh he
iad so often gazed upon hor in his
omer by tho fire. "Ah yes," ho said
dacia ly, "good bye ! Walter dear, good
?ye !"-turning his hoad to where he
tood, and putting out his hand again.
'Where is popa ?"
He felt his father's breath upon his
meek beforo the words had parted from
"Remeinher, Walter, dear papa," he
whispered, looking in his face. "Ro
nembor Walter. I was found of
Walter !" The foeble hand waved in
he air, as if it cried "good-by o !" to
iValtcr once again.
"Now lay me down," ho said, "and
'loy, como close to me sud let mc see
Sister and brother wound their arms
iround each other, and the golden light
?ame streaming io and full upon thom
"How fast tho rivor ruos, between
ts green banks and tho rushes, Floy
Jut it's.vory near the sea. I hear tho
va voa ! They always said so ?"
Prosontly ho told her thc motion ol
he boat upou the stream was lulling
lim to rest. How green tho banks
vero now j how bright the flowers
?rowing on thom, and how tall th
'Uttlicx! Now tho boat was out at sea,
>ut gliding smoothly on. And now.
hero was a shove beforo him. Who
itood on tho bank ?
Ho put his hauds together, as bc had
jeeu used to do at his prayers. Ho did
lot remove his arms to du it ; but they
law him Ibid thom ao, behind her ucok
"Mamma is like'you, Floy. ' know
lier by tho face ! Hut tull them that
the print upon tho stairs ut school is
sot divine enough. Tho light about
ho head is nh hiing as I go!"
The gobion ripple of tho wall came
jack again, and nothing cleo stirred in
tho room. Tho old, o?d fashion ! The
fashion that came in with our first
garments, and will,, last unchanged
until our ruco has run its oourso, and
tho wi do Hr ma m eut is rolled up li ko a
soroll. Tho old Old, fashioned-Death.
. Oh thank Oud, nil who seo it, for
that older fushiou yet, Immortality
And look upon m, angel? ol youug
children, with regards uu*. quito es?
tranged when the swift rivor bears us to
tho ocean !
Bottor be upright with poverty than
unprincipled with plenty.
\vn*l THBY KIT IN CII1N1,
The New Torie Observer furnishes
an interesting chapter OD the food of
thc Chinese- Tho readers of it will
gratify curiosity, without exciting euvy.
Cae of the most ourioos, but not tho ;
most agreeable parts of a traveler's eic?
perieooe in going around the world, is
to bo found tu the great diversity ot ?
manners and customs in rogard to eat i
ing and drinking.' (Juc can accommodate <
himself readily to many ?'. now oirouta- <
i tan ces in whioh he finds himself ou i
Hopping into a new country, but he ean
lot always make his tasto agree with <
ho tastos of the people among whom he *
s thrown. Happily iu this age of the <
vorld he finds somo of tho staples or lifo j
ouch the same tho world over, so that ?
te is not obliged practically to pul tho
nost fastidious of the sense to tho strong c
cst which it bad to endure, wheo t
raveling, as one of thc fine arts, was 'J
nore in its infi?oy ; bnt ho oan still in c
lulge in observation and speculation to s
tis heart's Content. s
The Chinese from time immomorial, s
t least from the days When we studied \
be piotorial geography, have boen eel- \
bruted for tho range of their animal v
liet, and for somo of tho luxuries of life
rhioli arc peculiar to tho celestial king
lom. Tu begiti with tho first course,
oup. All tho world knows that in s
Jinna they have a delicacy whioh has 1:
ot reached other parts, in birds' nest d
oup. One of my first inqurics, as I got '
ato tho streets of Canton, was after this f
ommodity, or the nests from which it
i made, and I was taken into a fine shop, g
ttcd up in a costly manner, whore it c
ras the only article sold. Birds' nest P
ron great luxury in China, being *
rithin titer reach of the wealthy alono. 'I
'hey are sold at prices graduated ac- 3
olding to thc quality of tho article, a
one of any value bringing a less price 0
lian their weight in silver, and some u
ringing almost their weight iu gold. "
Pests are sold high as $80 or 840 a -
Tho nests are simply a mass of pure 0
elatino, secreted iu some way by a spo . o
es of swallow, and deposited agniust a a
all, just as tho swallows in our coun
?y stick a nest of mud against a beam. *
omo naturalists maintain that the 0
elatine is formed from a sort of sea- ?
?am whioh the swallow gathers, and is J*
sud ed from the mouth ot the bird. It "
osely resembles the gelatine whioh is
nown by thu name of isinglass, and the
urer.sort is almost transparent. There
nothing repulsivo in its appearance, '
ad its origin is just as honorable and ?!
>mmendatory as that from whioh our '
Hies aro made at home ; I am disposed &l
i think, more so. The nests como
liefly from tho island of Java, where a
icy are obtained with great labor and r
len at much peril, from deep caves
ong the cost. Some of these oaves on
ie southern ooast of tho island are ap
roached only by a perpendicular de
eut of great depth, by means of lad
ira, the raging of the sea below pro?
mt ?og all approach from the water.
rhen collected they are assorted into
fferent grades, these Which havo been
icupied by the birds bringing the
ighest price ; and tho other grados at
'ices according to cleanliness and
lulity. I have put ono of the lower
'ade, but a floe spcoimeo of thc nest,
to my trunk, (I mean my baggage,)
id presume it will bo one of the earliest
lportatious into America.
Tho Chinese do not have as - great a
iricty of animal food as tho Western
it ions, but they make uso of somo au
nais which most nations reject. I fiud
great diversity in the testimony of
avclers and residents iu regard to the
ie of "rats, cats and puppies," some o? v
io latter, ([ mean the residents,) stout A
' affirming that they arc not used at
1, or if so, only in cases of extremity _
here nothing else in tho shape of food 1
tn be obtained. But I have seen al)
icso animals exposed for sale in the
arkets of Cuuton, io tho very heart of
Lruggliug to escape, while the dead
)ccimens hanging around him awaited
mir destiny with moro composure.
herc is no moro reason for denying
int such animals uro regularly sold in
ie markets of Cuuton for food, than thal
Def and mutton uro sold in tho markets
f Yow York. And yet, it is neverthe- .
ss true, that the mass of thc people do \
ot uso thom for food. Their uso is
infined to those who aro unable to .
L>t ni II flesh munt that is moro expensive.
Another staple in tho lino of animal .
?od vj pork. Chinese pigs ure celebra- .
id tho world over tor their excellent .
uulity, and, ns well as ?Shanghai chick
II;:, havo long been imported into
.rn "'rica. They uro raised with great
iro ; as carefully, if not moro so, than
io oh i ld reo < They aro often fc?;pt In
tile C.tges in (ho shops and ll OU-OS',
hore they reavivo every,attention and
ro fed with tho ohoieoit food, instead
P living on whai is thrown away. And
very quiet and well behaved ratio they ?
re. Thoy are carried about tho si roots
I baskets just largo enough for ilium lo
e slipped into-willi their legs folded,
nd in thri state uro laid nw .y at thc
tarkota und other places, hut I do ?ol
.member over to have heard in China
singlo noto of that dulcet mu ?ic which
i their peculiar forte in other paris of
lie world. Po rho ps it is out of grali
lido that they remain so qui t, for I i
ave been told that until tim govern*]
lent interim-rod and required that ihoy.Ji
fiould bo carried in baskets,, (hoy wi rc |
luugby the heels across u polo, n mode
f conveyance which would vory .uttlU?
?Hy develop their in mu 041 powers.
Thc fruits of China uro generally :
oor and-destitute ol ll ivor Wo hud j
omo grapes from tho North, hut thu!
nly fruit in tho South, that was in sea.
on and reully palatable, was tho puuiulo,
orresponding to tho Wost In Jiu sh.ad
ack. Nor is thia1 fruit pleasant to tito
'.>:?L:in!.rVii .UL ii"iin.iw?V
E y j? R y D E S CTR I ?^-l^N ?
rr; PK?tMP*LY KXjBO?IBp AT^ .> >
the Sumter WatciTmaii^
... -r iN Tns -^-v _ . m
taste, excepting.*^ ?rrovvu.at Amojf.-T-.J
The Atiroy puni?lo -Im? a reputation.
throughout tho East. Thero tro many 5
fruit* ?old in/tJiVatreeu* Which .A?O/t^i^*;
iu v it i og, bu> ibo * CJ^iuoa?\ : uso The? /
largely, anil t?io mit toual propensity
jumbling ia exVibU^ovc? ?b pureba*^*
ing them. Tho Chinese ovo thc grc??olt
jamblera; iu tiro worltT; jhejr ?a??ibJbv$rX|
evcr^tliiu?- day ar?d Hight. Even ^ho -?
litt Iq boy, ip (|OVO? up to a fruit e.??dy.''^
pr?f?ra tp stake Kja . coppoV . coin "upoa \,l
[Ut hasard of getting doubts thc amount, v
>r tiouc at all, that! to mike au oUt-aooV$
jut purchase. This spue ios ?f g^ibU||Q?;'., i
li going ou continually. -.?.".'?7 ''L'L?
1 l>avo Out atUmptod to givo any ,,;>>
if tho style of living among, tho Chi?*
lei?, or of their ordiuary diet, ' but only '
0 Bpearfc of soino theoga which are, slip- r|
>osed to bo of tnost i ut crest to thosq uot
cquainted with Chinese, life. " ~ .. LtV^?. .3
There aro dog marketa, where pothiug M
Ise is sold, aoii where I have seop dogs "'?
lay after day, dressed and ready cooked. 1
'hero aro .several such markets iu the " -
tty. Hats also, alive nud'dead, ? fresh |
nd dried, ure regularly and constantly ? ^
old, and J have seen them in alhthesV J
taged of preparation, as I haye, bben
nssinyr. Out pl?tOp follow I saw sU8\"*:>:
ended by his tail fro ur a market hook, V
'ailing for a purchaser, bat all tho whilo jj
FAItniSU*? OIULS. ? > ?
Farmer's girls arc ex peo tod to under- |
tuud housekeeping, but sometimes a
ard barren life ot ioil begets in them a ' J
isgust, whioh leads to extreme-.caro*.
issues? and indiffereuce io tho .nicer
arts of homo duties. 'I
Beware of this, I pray. you. Study '
race and beauty in the folds of a ?jj
ur tain, the arrangement of a table, tho i
usitiou of a chair-the amount of light M
nd shade to gire tho aright oflect. to all. m
ake tho prettiest way of doing things, '-/
un will.soon discover ti charm in toll ; ^
1 l the effect on your nature will bo.;.-.'
unobling. Do not bogrudgo flvo
iuutes to trim a dish with groou leaves * ' ?
pon the dinner table, not forgetting.to
rist a spray of flowers or leaves amid ??
te dark or gold of your hair ! somebody's [ .
res will brighten to soe it, and, ero J
rare, you will become " a trap to catch
sunbeam."--CountryGentlemen. . ^
ST" A lady mado her husband a pTes- - g
it of a silver dr in kingcup with an \ :;j
igol ut the bottom. Wheo she filled Hg
for him he used to drink it to the
?ttoft, aol she asked him why he ^
aok every drop. . ?,'v 'L^j?
" Becauao, duckcy, I long to eoe the -,
ar little angel at the bottom." m
Upon which she had tho angel taken . S
it, anda devil engraved at the bottom,
e drank all the same, and she again
ked him the reason. . , H
"Because I won't leave the old. devil
?rop, " he teplied, i
B?k, 100 years a sccrot
B^u Cures us by magic-? n |
lily- 1,000 persons testify- ' ;
ttGU Pains, wounds, and sufferings
?.^* Physicians use and reoommcod. m
it- ? "J
tt2r 85.00 pots ordered daily for ?M
hospitals nud public institutions \
in ull parts of tho U. S. I
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Oaoeer?, Sore Nlpplos; and Brf,kon BrenKti*, . I
Chnppoil !<i|>8 and Uanda, Kruptluns, Chil?
blains, Hites or Sting* of Inxocts, Ac.
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it up in ftOo. s I cos (mid $1 pots for families.) : ?
I Druggists everywhere sell il.
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