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VOL. XXI_WEDNESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 8. 1871._NO. 41
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~1*??T TO DEATH.
BY FRANCIS WARRINGTON.
Thc army of Northern Virginia had
fought through the second Maryland
campaign. Gettysburg was lost. Vicks?
burg had fallen. There was weeping
abd lamentation in ten thousand South?
ern hornes, and the hearts of our peo?
ple were oppressed with sorrow and
with care. Wearily and sadly "the
barefooted boys" of the Confederate
army had tramped along the dusty
rctids of the Valley of Virginia, and
now they lay in camp near quiet Orange
Court Hoase. A week or two of rest
aud quiet, au improved commissariat,
ana a promise from the plausible quar?
tet master, had raised tho spirits of both
??eers and men. The sword of the
Sooth was agaiu keen and bright, and
where was the laggard who did no'
yearn for another bout with the foe ?
As a staff officer in tie "Old First
Corp*" I had managed to make my?
self tolerably comfortable. Virginia
tabacco and a philosophical spirit had
something to do with my habitual
tquanimity, and as I lay that August
cveuing under a tent fly, in the woods
cf Orange, there was no heavier care
on my soul than was suggested by the
appetizing simmer of the vesper bacon.
No one was with me but my old chum
and fpllow-officer, Charlie Vernon, who
had been my bosom friend since the
chances of service first threw us togeth?
er. We had rolled in the same blanket.
We had drank from the same canteen.
Charlie had helped mc to dispose of an
obstinate Michigan cavalryman. And I
had-well, never mind about that.
Chariie was deeply and desperately
blue. After many attempts he had
succeeded in getting a forty-eight
hcura' leave, and was off like a shot
about eight miles an hour in those days
-to Richmond. But the bright but?
tons and unstarnished lace of C. S. and
Q. M. were more potent than thc stain?
ed grey jacket, battered hat and dingy
boots o? a man on duty io the field.
Charlie was unceremoniously jilted, and
gave himself up to the gloomy delights
of despair. Nothing that I could say
brightened his face or lightencned his
heart. The blow, poor boy ! was more
than he could bear, and I wondered
how it would all end as he (os: cd to
and fro in the shadow of thc pines.
Suddenly springing to his feet, he cried
"Jack ! I can't stand this any longer.
Excitement I must have. Action, work,
motion-anything to carry me beyond
My only reply was in the shape of
an invitatiioL "to taken pipe."
"You are a nuisance, Jack ! You have
no more feeling than an old stump."
"You don't care a ftraw for any wo?
man. What would I give if 1 could
only say the same !"
"My son ? The motto of Captain J.
C. Ilcvcrley is short and to the purpose
-La heine est Morte. Vive La Heine.
True ! I did meet a girl in old Sussex,
not so long ago, who might have made
me forget myself, but she is somewhere
in Mosby's Confederacy, md I never
expect to see her again."
Just at this point, our colloquy was
interrupted by the arrival of a courier
from headquarters with a message that
General Longstreet wished to see me
immediately. It was not far to "Old
Pete's tent, and when I returned Char?
lie saluted me #ith a volley of question*.
My reply was to yell out to my boy
Aleck to feed ?od saddle my horse, and
that of Lieutenant Vernon, as rapidly
Lighting my pipe, I condescended to
unburden myself in these words :
"You want to know what 'Old Pete'
is after now, eh ? In truth, I do not
know much about it myself, except that
all our flag-hoppers are out of the way,
and Lieutenant General James Long?
street has entrusted me with a
highly important dispatch, which I am
to deliver to a friend of oura beyond thc
lines. The trip is a rather risky one,
"Oh, Jack ! let me go in your place.
I have nothing to lose, no ties, no one
to care whether I live or not."
"1 did not forget you, and the Gen?
eral bas given me permission to take
you with me. There is your pass-it
is signed by Wralter Taylor, like minc.
Sorrel says that is ail we shall want."
Vernon fairly >eaped with joy, look?
ing more like his old self than he had
done since that woeful trip to Rich?
ON THE ROAD.
A very frugal supper was displayed,
and wheo we had strapped a blanket and
oil cloth behind our saddles we were
ready for the road. Our horses were
fresh and in fine condition, and we star ?
ted off at a steady trot. We had ridden
some distance, when Vernon suddenly
wheeled his horse and galloped back
towards oar camp. Eren this did not
surprise me, but I was astonished when
he came whooping after me with a huge
Chicopee cabre (captured from the
Michigander) clattering at his heels.
"Surely, you are not going to take
that no?-7 rattle-trap with you ? Two
pistols eaeh ought to be enough for men
who mast trust mere to their wits than
"That sabre goes, or I do not/'
"Well, do not 1"
"I do not mean that exactly, bat I
crave a hearty, straightforward, whole
souled lick at "somebody" with this old
sabre ; though, to tell the truth, my
swordmanship is more main strength
and awkwardness than anything oise."
There the argument ended, snd wi
rodi silently OD. We were well mount
. 1 50
. J 00
ed. M j companion rode a poi
black horse-clean-iimbed, fall cb
with small, nervous ears, and
j bright eyes. Charlie had dabbed
Satan. The name was well desi
for, lucas a non lucendo, his Sat
Majesty was nearly unmanageable
der fire. My own horse waa k
throughout the corps for his rem
ble speed and graceful form.
Saltan was steady as a rock under
The artillery storm at Gettysburg i
ly made him prick his ears. He
thoroughly broken, and would obe;
slightest touch of heel or bands, as
as the sound of my voice,
j It was morning when we rea
Sperryvillc, where we rested all
Chester Gap and Front Royal were
by the enemy, so we crossed the
at Gravelly Gap, forded the spar!
Shenandoah-Fair Daughter of
Stars-and by sunrise were trave
down the valley. There were ba
barns, torn fences, fields laid w
mills destroyed, but Sheridaa had
yet swept like a devouring flame
the garden of Virginia, tho heart
the people were as trae as steel,
there was abundant fond ind sheltei
the errant Confederate soldier.
All our ingenuity was taskfd to e
the Federal patrols, but we pa
"White Post" and Millwood unobse
ed, flanked a picket, and recrossed
Ridge. Now we were fairly within
enemy's lines. My dispatch vas leai
by heart by both of as, and hie
about my person. I told Charlie
whole instructions, and explained
the dispatch mast not be allowed to
into the hands of thc enemy. Then
At Upperville, we learned that
road thence to Leesburg, where tl
was a Federal garrison, was gen er
clear, al t hough sq uads of ce. va I ry patro
it every day or two, paying flying vii
lo Upperville, Paris and Middleburg
3earch of the "pestiferous" Mosby
QUI VIVE !
The morning was bright and cl
and we were both encouraged by
good fortune which had attended
Along each side of the road was a r
ged stone fence. Through the wot
beyond stole the glintering rays of t
Vernon was unusually depressed. 1
animation of the first day's ride h
wholly disappeared, and now he waa
gloomy asa pauper's funeral. The t
had too much heart for these toa
times. A settled sorrow had co
upon his life, and it was little con
lation to koow that she who duj
him was bearing the dull torment of
Our horses, strangely enough, wi
restless and nu easy. A stroke of I
spur was all that their winneyi
brought them. A turn in th? rc
was a few yards off, and tb<
we hoped to find a boase wh<
we might learn thc state of i
fairs in Leesburg. Straw was scattez
along the fence ; a broken gate 1
across the road ; but little we heed
them until the sharp click of a carbi
lock, and the loud challenge, Halt ! f
wita startling distinctness upon t
morning air. Instantly all our sent
were on the alert. We were in a rn?
-no doubt of it. A few paces
front, in a fence corner, stood two Fe
eral soldiers with levelled carbines. I
far, our blue overcoats bad deceiv
them. They did not fire. Our fii
thought was to dash at them-they we
but two ; but a second glance showed
thc reserve picket not more than a ha
dred yards behind. And, more dista
still, a bugle was sounding "boot ai
sad ile." All this flashed through tl
brain in an instant. The picket chi
lenged us-"Who comes there? ?
mind was made up. Charlie, I felt, w
ready. Gathering up my bridle reins,
answered-God forgive me \-~uFrit.ndt
The pickets carelessly lowered the
carbines "Now for it, Charlie,"
cried. "Ride for your life I"
"Our horses wheeled with the rapid
ty of lightening and away we sped at
sweeping gallop. Fortunately, "tl
Tanks" were not armed with the ne
fangled sixteen shooters, of which tbi
gave as a taste later ia the war.
brace of ballets hammed harmless
over oar heads, and oo we weat at
glorious rate. Aye ! and it did my hea
good to press Sultan's heaving flan ki
as he devoured the ground with h
vigor?os stride. I looked at Charlii
The devil-may-care look was again i
his face, aod as we tore aloog he gail
whistled a song.
The Federal cavalry thundered be
hied. They yelled like demons, an
wasted many an ounce of lead ; bi
their Government stock waa no mate
for oar Virginia thorough beds and w
forged steadily ahead. We were no
near the Croas Roads ; reached thi
point and we are safe. The Cross Road
is bat a space or two from ns, and turn
?og in my saddle I take a pot-shot i
our pursuers. Then rang oat Charlie1
clear voice :
"Hurrah ! for Old Virginia Jael
That was what yon might call tone
I was about to reply when he sadder
ly checked his hone.
"God! God! old fellow, there's
whole company of Yanks riding aloni
For a moment we despaired, bat ou
I blood wu np, and our henea, excita
by the ran,-were equal to any exertion
Swerving from the road, before the net
comers had tine to fire, we rushed om
horses at the heavy fence, and, with i
yell, tore through the woods. The jag]
was too much for Federal nerves. On?
detachment rode np to the fen oe ant
fired at oar retreating selves, whil<
another hastily made a gap for theil
comrades to scramble fchrongb.
We kee* nothing of the country, and
the pursuing cavalry gained upo
rapidly. The pickets whom we firs
countered were riding diagonally to
na to ont off our advance. All the
s?quences of captare flashed thro
my mind-loss of reputation, injrji
the cause, and a long imprisonment
"Good-bye?Charlie. Weare lt
"Never say die, old boy! Jump
fence. There's an open field bey
There we can, at least, have a fair
and die game/'
It was dooe and we dashed aero?
field. Ballet and ballet whistled
and did no harm. Soddenly Si
makiog a convulsive spring, stagg
and fell, carrying bis rider with 1
I sprang from my horse. Chi
was unhurt. No word needed to ;
between as ; oar resolve needed no
pression. We mast die, bat die tog?
er. The dispatch was destroyed,
when I had grasped his trae hand,
looked upon his face, now bright
joyous, I was ready for the worst
As soon as the enemy saw oar plij
eight or ten of them dismounted
advanced oo foot. The rest of the c
rode slowly and cautiously toward
Trae, there were only two as, bat tb
might be an ambuscade or a mas
battery or a Mosby in the neighborb G
AD officer who was hagging i
fence, called ont to os to surrender
We laughed io his face. Then,
whole party fired apon us. One ba
pierced Charlie's hat ; anther plant
I throagh my overcoat-originally Un
Sam's property. They fired to lil
Eu rp ose. At last their officer fai
lashed, and ordered them to "close
I and finish the-rebels."
They came np. We fired togther i
two fell. A moment more and they w
i upon os. Two stalwart soldiers mi
! at me. I fired-missed ; fired agaic
and one was done for. Tho other aia
a desperate blow at my head. Harli
my empty pistol in his face I grappl
with him. His hot breath was on i
cheek ; his eyes glared into mine,
j Down he went and I with him. Ai
' staggered to my feet, a mounted m
rode np behind me. My head seem
I crashed ; I dropped to the ground ; I
i io the last moment of consciousness
; seemed that I heard the clear riog
Charlie's defiaot voice, aod saw t
flashes of a sabre.
Wheo I straggled back to my seosi
I knew not whether weeks or mont
had passed since that memorable mor
?og. Gradually my sight grew dei
and I found that I was lying on ti
floor in a small whitewashed room.
Thc slanting shadows were makriog tl
dull wall with fanciful lines aod angl<
My head throbbed violeotly, aod, raisii
my hand I found that my temples we
swathed io bandages. An nnmietakab
blue coat stood near the door, and, as
moved, he uttered a carse apoa tl
Where was Charlie? It iras use le
to ask. The "boy in blue" bad no tin
to waste in talk. Eleven dollars
mooth could ootpay for politeness to
Wheo I agaiu came to myself I fe
that some ooe was near me. Faint'
aod wistful!? I called for Charlie. Tl
ooly answer was a sigh, but surely
tear plashed heavily OD my cheek,
was no dream. A fair young girl kne
by my side-the sweet Annie Lyle, wit
whom I had wandered so often throng
the quiet woods of Sussex. Aod whi
a meeting. I-a wounded prisoner.
She-a tenant, by sufferance, of her one
pleasant home. Bat she had ot
chaoged. She was still the graeefu
gentle, truthful South -o woman .
Clasping her haod I implored tidings c
bim I loved For long my pleading wi
in vain, but at length she consented t
take me to him. Supported by her art
I tottered into ao adjoining room. Ther
be lay, colorless as the lily aod as fair
placid as the moaotaic lake over whicl
is brooding the shadow of the storm, i
smile flattered oo his Hps as he saw mt
He was dying. We were alooe, ao<
throwing my arms around his neck,
cried like a child. He comforted m
and cheered me 1 He gare me lovioj
words of promise acid of hope ! Aod a
the last moment all the pent up tender
ness of his oatare barst forth j it wai i
sadly curious mingling; of deepest fee?iaj
aod sportive humor-a strange blending
of the dolours of love aod the glories o
"And tell her, Jack, that my las
thought wu of her. She was right -
Tell her not to blame aoy ooe but th ii
poor me. She did like me onee a little
perhaps she will sometimes think of hil
who loved too well to be loved io re
taro. Juki Jack! I-hit that big
Yankee square on the head ; he fell lik<
HU strength waa failing rapidly. 1
gave him water, aod wiped the elammj
moisture from hie face.
"God knows," he continued, "that DC
mao ever loved womao more foodly than
I loved her. Aod she kissed me and
said she would bc my wife. If it could
have been ! I koew her so weli Aod
she jilted me. Bat he cannot make hei
happy as I could have doo?, though he
twine her neck with Orieot pearls, tad
1 ehain with gold the oatorao sunlight
! tangled io her hair. Af it ie all that is
left me is-to die. eire her thia riog ;
'. a poor eompaniou for her diamonds, you
1 will say. Ask her to wear it for my
sake: perhaps ?he will do that ferme.
Aodwheoshe-. No matter. I am
calmer now. I de not repine; and yet
1 to die-so aeon. Noter to. aaa her
f again j Derer to hear the yell of oar
! gallant bop ; Diner to fight beneath
1 uttered flag whose erny rent and staio
' IB a glorio? epic of war. May God
? comfort her. They oty say what they
He toted, and before ao hour had
1 pasted tfe pore, lofty and gewtoas
spirit bad flown to the seat of Infio
Mercy sod LOTO.
And then they told me that whe
fell my horse ran np to me, and that
jumping upon him, in the confosi
Charlie might have made his escape
Bat he threw himself across my bo
and there fonght like a Paladin, ut
he was shot in the back by one of
WEIGHED IN THE BALANCE.
Leesbnrg was near, why was I i
sent there ? Only a dozen mer* rema
ed at the advance post ; bat I kn
that the Lieutenant commanding I
detachment was awaiting some impc
Early the next morning, I heard t
clatter of a horse's hoofs on the he
road, and soon afterwards a Federal o
cer entered the room where I mood
lay. Of course, he did not condesce
to take off his hat or bow, but, ihre
ing himself upon the solitary chair,
"What is your name, rank a
I gave him these particulars, addii
that I had the honor of belonging tot
military family of Lieutenant Genet
James Longstreet, whose name he h
perhaps heard before.
"What are you doing so far frc
your command ?"
"I am on special duty."
"What is it, and where are yo
"I cannot answer your first questio
and as to the second, my orders we
verbal, so that I hare not a scrap
paper of any kind about me to she
what I am."
He remained silent, bitin?* his Hr
for a moment, and then said :
"This game won't do ; it has be?
played onee too often. We had detci
mined to make an example of the fir
man of yoor command that we cou
catch, and it's rather unlucky for yoi
friends that we happened on you."
This annoyed rather than alarme
"For what do you take me, sir
"For General Lee, perhaps, or M
"I know you. You are one of Mo:
by's damnable gang of thieving, mu:
dering guerillas !
"Well, sir; and what have they doc
to excite your wrath ?"
"Done! what have they not done
We haven't a moment's rest. Thc
are here, there and everywhere. Whe
ever they see a head they bit it, and ai
gone before we can get at them,
wagon cannot go a mile ont of cam
without being captured by Moslty.
scouting party goes ont and dont cora
back-captured by Mosby. Our offi
cen are seized in their beds at nigh
and are missing io the morning-cap
turedby Mosby. We have hunted hil
month after month, but cannot cate
him. This house is one of his stoppin
places, yet we oan never ruo him t
earth. I tell you that this rascal 1
guerilla, Mosby, has done the Unite
States more real hurt than any one di
vision in the Rebel army.
My inquisitorial friend boorishly too
The day wore slowly on and Anni
contrived to see mc. She was sad, vcr
sad, and I did my best to comfort hei
Tho dimpled hand was clasped in mi ic
the fair head, with its wealth of ripplin;
golden hair, rested on my breast. Yel
the tears gathered in her eyes, an
when I entreated her to tell me tb
cause of hex distress abe tore hersel
from ny embrace and fled from th
Thia set me to musing why a womal
should weep when she must be perfect
ly happy. My reverie was eut short b;
the entrance of the morose Lieutenant
who, without one word of preface, tol<
me that in accordance with thc seotenc
of a regimental court martial, held tha
morning, I was to be shot as one of Mos
?y's spies at sunrise the coming day.
My mind was so confused that it wa
long ere I realized the extent ot rn;
danger. For a time I could neithei
think nor determine what to do. Tnet
a thousand though ta and fancies ch as ec
each other through my brain, until i
seemed that my senses were leaving me
Soon I became more calm. It was clea;
now that Annie bad known my doom
and the guard at my door, touched per?
haps, told me that this boonie girl o
mia* had to far forgotton her womanlj
diffidence and Southern pride as tc
plead for my life, or at least for a post
ponement of the bon? appointed for m j
execution. Her prayers were met with
! words of insulting disdain. It grieved
me sorely that for my sake, she ha?
[ ventured and borne so much. I blamed
har for what the had done ; yet loved
her all the more.
She earn? to me again, and for hours
ve sat together. The sweet misery oi
those last moments must live while life
shall hut. But it waa now near sunset,
and wheo day should break I must dit
I tore myself fram my sweet betrothed.
The first violence of her grief had pass?
ed away, and as she glided from th?
room she whispered me to be hopeful
still. Poor child.
Thara wera no relations, far or near,
to whom I could write. Annie would
tall my friends-tell them thai I died
like a soldier with my fae? to the foe.
Poor Charlie I I did not think tc
?wt yon so soon.
Only a raw hoars sleep and then
the firing party and eternal rest Ii
waa strange thai I could ba so calm
AU ?jr 'aeneas wara preternaturally
arate,, and I found myael trying hard te
solve a psychological phenomenon
myself. I knew that I waa to die-yat
it could not ba ma. The toa! which
could not parish teemed to watch with
trariaaacare tho thousand thoughts whieh
flitted tbrocgh the brain. It wai no?
qoite dark, aDd ? threw myself npo
pallet and tried to sleep. Perk;
slept-I know not. Certainly I
was an unusual noise io the yard
one of the soldiess was speaking :
"The cursed grey horse we capt
from that Rebel captain is broke 1
again. Clean gone, saddle and b
"No matter," said another; "lg
she won't go far; and the Heute
won't want her 'till the shooti
Thank God ! that Sultan was got
sjone from these marauding ras
Would that he could tall ?uto the h;
of the gallant Mosby.
I slept soundly, and when I awol
was nearly day. There was still
anguish of parting from her whom '.
devotedly loved. Why does she
come? She cannot allow me to
without a word of farewell ! And y<
might, for her dear sake, bc better
Impatiently I walked up and down
room. It is broad daylight. There
knock at the door ; a corporal and a
of men awa't me-the hour has co;
Not a muscle quivers. My step is fi
Thereshall be nothing in my cornea
unworthy of a soldier of the Confedi
SHOT TO DEATH.
As I passed out of the house, the f?
edge of the morning sun tipped
horizon. The woods were fresh ;
green ; the birds chirp their mt
Hymn ; all nature was beautiful ?
serene. There, in front of me, st:
the firing party. A mound of ea
and a deep hole-I know what I
Sorely I do not need a coffin as long
that which lies near where I soon si
lie! In the brief space of time cc
sumed in walking to thc spot wh
?stand the firing party, a thous:
thoughts and memories sweep throu
my brain. All the vows forgot ?
promises broken ; the faults rising to I
bulk of mountains; thc good dc*
shrinking from the range of visit
Again, in thought, I am undor thc ri
dy folds of the flag of the Som
AgainjI see the sabres flash. I hear I
ring of steel. The cneaiy break a
flee in confusion through thc tangl
woods. Charlie rides by ray side, as
often rode before I could swear tba
heard in the distance thc sound
They wanted to tie my hands a
j bandage my eyes-that I could r
bear. The first warm rays of the s
were shining on my head; I drank in ?
glorious light of Heaven. I could d
but not tn bonds like a felon.
They were twenty. I was alone,
alone. The officer in command-he w
shot poor Charlie down-sutriy gran
j ed my request. The firing party w
I formed, and thc rifle barrels glisten
io the sun. I feared nothing, hop
nothing, but instinctively a pray
I would rise to my lips. With quicken
I pulse I waited. These last momcn
j are as centuries of pain. Once more
thought I heard thc clattering rattle
hoofs. Then the word Ready !-I he
my breath. Aim !-my thought Anni
of God and thee. The officer opent
his lips for the last time.
There is a wild cheer a id a score
I horsemen, pistol in hand, clad in tl
beloved grey, dash into thc yard,
was now man to man, and no favo
asked, and in less time than it takes
tell the talc, the Yankees were ftigitivt
or prisoners. One mau lay in the brea
light ; thc officer who commanded tl
firing party was shot to death. And
seemed all a dream to mc, until I hoar
Sultan's proud whinncy. and an ari
stoic around my neck, and sweet Annie
voice whispered-saved at last !
All the new comers were splendid]
mounted; each of them wore a brue
of army revolvers. One of them wa
addressed as Major. Ile rode a r.obl
j black horse, and thc bright kecu fae?
the lithe form, the cool decisiou of hi
j few brief words, the hat with its sweep
ing feather-all marked him as the fai
famed -Mosby. Congratulating me heart
?ly upon my narrow escape, he told m
that Annie had stolen away at night o
my horse, and had warned him of m.
danger, when he had hastily gathered
handful of men together, and arrived ii
the nick of time.
Theie was no time to loose. All th
horse, foot and dragoons in Lcoburj
would soon be alter us. One oi th
captured horses was made ready fo
Annie. I mounted Sultan, and, alter :
hasty visit to Charlie Vernon's grave
we movjd toward Uppervillc. A finit
decided to remain with some friends it
the Luray Valley. There I left he;
and returned to headquarters. No blamt
attached to me, but I learned afterward:
that if I had succeeded in delivering
that momentous dispatch, the campaigr
of 1864 would not have been fought.
More than two years had elapsed.
The war was over. I had been hit twice
or thrice, bot had no reason to com
plain. Charlie Vernon lay in Holly?
wood where wreaths of immortelle* anc
garlands of bright summer flowers caress
his modest tomb. And the girl whom
be loved so madly ? Well, as the hus?
band ia the wife is, and she is matched
to ?'clown !
As for myself, ? have given up all
heterodox notion?, and my dear wife,
who is looking over me as I write,
grumbling because I don't write more
plainly, say? that on? modest paragraph
from the Richmond Dispatch, which she
has carefully preserved, teils the sequel
of my tale:
Oo the 1st instant, at St. Panis
Church, Richmond, by the Rev. Dr.
Mionigerode, Captain J. C. Beverly,
lata C. 8. A., to Misa Annie Lyle, of
Faoquier County, Va.
- Tba entire assets of a recent bank?
rupt wera nine children. The creditors
acted magnanimously, and lat him keep
- Hope-Life's patent medicine,
with which many are miserably deceiv*
- Pitch darkness bas been so im?
proved as to read "bituminous obscuri
-Laziness is a good deal like money
- the mors a man baz ov :t themore he
seems tew want.
- If tha Doge of Venice were to
lose his sight, what useful article would
he be converted into ? A Venetian
- A magisirate of Chicago proposes
to mariy couples at one dollar apiece, if
they will form clubs of twelve, and all
get "fixed" a: the same time.
- A carpenter of our acquaintance
says that cheerfulness is the best paying
commodity that can be brought into a
shop. In his opinion, a man who whis?
tles will do as much work in an hour as
a grumbler will do in a day.
- A young man ai Indianapolis, In?
diana, has been under treatment for
what is discovered to be lead colic. It
was a long time before the doctors
found out where he got it ; but at last
the terrible truth came out. He had
been io the habit of kissing a young
woman who improved her complexion
by the aid of cosmetics.
- "I don't say, Mr. Judge, that the
defendant was drunk. No, not by no
means ; but this I will say-whee I last
seen him he was washing his face in a
mud puddle aud drying it on a door mai.
Whether a sober man would do this, in
course, I c .n't say." The court thought
he wouldn't. The consequence was, the
"defeudant" went up for sixty days.
-1 Hallo, there, how do you sell
wood?" "By the cord." "Pshaw I how
long has it been cut ?" "Four feet."
"How dumb! I mean bow long has it
been since you cut it ?" No longer than
it is uow." "See here, old fellow;you
arc too all-fired bright to live long."
- A man with eleven daughters was
lately complaining that he found it hard
to live. "You must husband your time,"
said another, "and then yon will do
well enough." "I could do much bet?
ter," was the reply, "if I could husband
- A traveler went into an inn after
a shower, and asking the landlord to
show him a good fire; "for," said he,
"I'm very wet; and then turning to the
waiter, he said : "Bring me a tankard of
ale immediately, for I'm plaguey dry."
- Does thc court understand you to
?ay, Mr. Jones, that you saw the editor
of thc Auger of Freedom intoxicated ?"
"Not at all, sir ; I merely said that I had
seen him frequently so flurried in his
mind that he would undertake to cut
out copy with the snuffers-that's all.
Cheraw and Darlington Rail Eoad.
SlPKRlSTENDKST'S OFFIC?, }
Cur.RAW AM) DARLINGTON K. K. CO., >
CUERAW, S. C., January 2!, 1871. j
OX AND AFTER MONDAY NEXT, tho 23d j
inst, thc following SCHEDULE will be j
mu by tho Tra:na on this Hoad:
DO W.I TR/ IX.
Leave Cheraw at.6.45 A. M. |
Leave Orb's at.7.15 A. M.
Leave So< iety Hill at.7.50 A. M.
Leave Dove's at.8.35 A. M.
Leave Darlington it.9.10 A. M.
Arrive ai Florence at.10.00. A. M.
I P TRA i.V.
Leave Florence at..?..6.00 P. M. i
Leave Darlingtun at.6/0 P. M.
Leave Dove's at.7.30 P. IC
Leave Society Hill at.8.10 P. M.1
Leave Cash's at.8.45 P. M.
Arrive at Cheraw at.8.15 P. M.
Other Trains make closo connections at
Florence with the Trains to and from Charleston,
and t? ?tnt from Ringville.
Passengers t?r Wilmington and the North
wiil remain at F orence fruin 10 A. M. nntil 5.
45 P. M.
H LS KEY-N. C. Corn and Rye, ^
-Keatucky, Ry'tnd JtjF
(1 IN-Holland and Domestic, ^***c
Y^UM-Jamaica and Domestic, r ? -?
It KANDY-French and Domestic, > "f Z
) S* S"
A LE AND ORTER-English and "g? g"
VVIVE - \ sherry? Purt? 5 ? *
TV J Madeira and Scuppcrnong, ?*5 2
GE JIM AX lilTTERS-Kumtnel.Wig- S
gins' Herb Bitters,
Chewing Tobacco, in caddies and J bozos, of
Smoking Tobacco, all kinds, in s, 1, i and 1
Segar?, a good many different sorts and all
The abovo wc offer to thc trade low f?r CASH
ADRIAN & V?LLERS,
Jan 18 Wilmington. N. C.
CORN AND PORK.
10 OOO BISIIELS C0RN'
* 150 Barrels Pork,
For sale by
F. W. KERCHXER,
POTATOES A STD TOBACCO
ArXCi BBLf^LANTINO AND
VOX) BATING P0TAT0B8,
50 Boxet Chewing Tobacco.
For Baie by
P. W. KERCnXER,
Feb 1 ?T. 28 jj 29 North Water Street.
FOR" PRINTING ard BLANE BOOK
MANUFACTURING and BINDING ioall
its branches, go to EDWARD PERRY,
U9 Meeting street pposite Charleston Hotel.
John F. Taylor & Co.
SUCCESSORS TO CAMERON Sc CO.
Engineers, Boiler-Makers, &c,
Nos.4, 6, 8,10 & 12 PRITCHARD-St. j
(NEAR THE DRY DOCK),
CHARLESTON, SO. CA?
Steam Engines and Boilers,
MARINE, STATIONARY A PORTABLE
Rice Treshers, and Mills of j
Shafting Pullies and Gearing.
Iron Fronts for Buildings,
Castings of every kind
in Iron or Brass.
"We guarantee to furnish Engines]
and Boilers of as good qual?
ity and power, and at
as low rates as can
be had in
New York, Baltimore or Phila-j
JUDSON'S CELEBRATED GOV?
ERNOR AND STOP VALVE,
which are put on all of our Engines.
Pacific Guano Company's!
Soluble Pacific Guano.
TniS GUANO IS NOW SO WELL KNOWN
in all the Southern States for its remarkable
eflecU aa an agency for increasing the products
of labor, as not to require special recommenda?
tion from ns. Its use for five years past has es?
tablished ?tscharacter for reliable excellence. The
large fixed capital invested by the Company in
this trade, affords the surest guarantee of the
continued excellence of its Guano.
J. N. ROBSON.
Selling Agent, Charleston, S. C.
JNO. S. REESE A CO., General Agents
January 4 _3m
PHOSPHATE OF LIME,
FOR COMPOSTING WITH COTTON SEED.
TRIS ARTICLE IS MANUFACTURED BY
the PACIFIC GUANO COMPANY at
Charleston, S. C., nnder the Superintendence of
Dr. ST. JULIEN RAVENEL. When compost?
ed with an equal weight of Cotton Seed, it.?
results have been found fully equal to the best
standard fertilizers. Its economy mnstcommend
it to the notice of planters generally.
For specific directions for composting and for
supplies, apply to J N. ROBSON,
Selling Agent, Charleston, S. C.
JNO. S. RESE ? CO., General Agents,
January 4_ Sm
" CL AYED
PRIME CUBA MOLASSES.
In Bright New Packages,
FOR SALEJLOW FOR CASH, by
0- G. PARSLEY A CO.,
Wilmington N. C.
Iron and Copper Works
FRONT STREET, BELOW MARKET,
WILMINGTON, N. C.
Dealers and Manufacturers of Steam Engines.
Pea Nut Machines, Sugar and other Mills. Gin
Gear, Cotton Screws and Presses. Torpeo ti rn
Stills, and all kinds of Casting* and Machiner?
raade or repaired. Als?, Packing and Beliing.
Wood Moulding. Brockets, Newell Post?, .v't.iii
Railing, Ac, of the latest patterns.
HART & BAILEY.
D. A. SMITH,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL OEALER RN
Parlor, Chamber, Dining-Room.
Office and Library
Blinds end Doors
Granite I root Buildings*
Sept 14-fim] WILMINGTON, S. C.
BOOK SELLER, STATIONS!
- A 50
Blink Book Manufacturer.
nr.A LRR tx
Pianos, Organs, Mclodeons,
At New York and Baltimore Price?
Sept 14-_WILMINGTON. K. C.
For sale by
Feb 1 F. W. KERCHNER.
/JQ BOXES BOXING AXES,
For tale by
r. w. KERCUXBR
JOB W O liK
PROMPTLY EXECUTED AT TUE
I The Sumter Watchman,
Highest Style of the Art.
YORK VILLE, S. C.
TITE FIRST SESSION" OF THE
COLLEGIATE YEAR of INTI, will
begin on the ls; of FEBRUARY, and
(duse OD the 20tii of JUNE The
Second Session ?ill be?in on ;lie 26;h
JUNE, and close on thc Oth ct NOVEMBER.
This Institution is furnished with a full Corps
of experienced Teachers.
TERMS FOR THE YEAR.
Payable one-half on Entrance-one Fourth on
the 1st of July, and the remainder on the 1st
Boarding, including Fuel an 1 Lights*...$150,00
Tutti n in Collegiate Course. 50.00
Tuition in Preparatory Department. 30.00
Tuition in Juvenile Department. 20,00
Instrumental Music anderea of Piano... ?5.00
Privat. Vocal Lo-?cni. 50,00
Vocal Lcs?ons in Classes. 17,00
Sacred Music. 5.P"
French and German, each. 20,00
Latin and Greek,' each. 16.00
I will leave Florence on tlie 1st of February,
and will take charge of any pupils goii:g to
For Circulars ai^ply to
Rev. JAS. DOUGLAS, Prcsldcut.
.Those who pay strictly according to thc ahevo
o-rms, will have their washiag dunc without
Jan ll 1m
SPARTA NRTL'RG C. H.,
REV. A. BL SIIIPP, D. D.. President and
Professor Mental and Moral Sei noe.
DAVID DUNCAN, A. M.. Professor Ancient
Languages and Literature.
REV. WHITEFOORD SMITH, D. D., Prcfessor
WARREN DU PRE, A. M., Professor Natural
JAS. H. CARLISLE, A. M., Professor Mathe?
REY. A. 17. LESTER. A. M.. Professor History
and Biblical Literature.
Thc Preparatory Sch "?ol, under thc immediate
supervision of thc Faculty, Jno. W. SIIIPP,
A. M., Principal.
Divinity School -Rev. A. M. Shipp, D. D.
Rev. Whitefoord Smiih, D. D.: Rev. A. II
Lester, A. M.
Thc first Session of the Seventeenth Collegiate
Year begins on the first Monday in October,
1870, the sccor.d Session begins ou the first Mun?
day in January, 1871.
The course of studies and thc star.-lard of
scholarship remain unchanged, but thc Faculty
now admit irregular students or thoso who wish
to pursue particular studies oily.
The Schools also open at thc same time.
Tuition per year, in College Classes, including
contingent fee. $64 inCarrency.
Tuition per year, in Preparatory School, includ?
ing contingent fee, S .'4 in currency.
Bills payable one half in advance. Board, p<r
Month, from $10 to $15 in currency.
For further particulars ad.1res?
A. M. SHIPP, President.
Sept 19 ly
SCHOOL BOOKS! SCHOOLBOOKS!
IN D ALL DESCRIPTIONS OF
School Stationary, School Pens, Copy Books,
and all varieties of Blank Rooks, Draging Pa?
pers, Bristol Boards, Pencil?, Drawing Cards
and Drawing Books, ar
F OR G A TIE'S DOOK DEPOSITORY.
NEW CATALOGUE, NO. I.
FORSYTH-? LIFE OF CICERO, 2 VOLS. IN*
one, with illustrations, third American e-ii
Books and lidding: what Rooks shall I Read,
and how to Read them, by Porter.2,00
The Bottom of the Sea, by L. Sonre?, (. he
Wonder Library). ...1.50
Bronchitis, and Kindred Diseases, by Dr.
Memoirs of the Life and Services of the Rt.
Rev. Alonzo Potter. I>. D.. LL I?.. Bishop
of Pennsylvania, by M. A. De Wolfe Howe,
Coughs and Colds: or. thc Prerention.
Causo and Cure of vari o:-- affections of
thc Throat, ?.c., hy Dr. Hall, author of
..Health by Good Living.'' Ac.Lil
Religio Chcmici-E-Mvs by George Wilson,
F. R. S. E. of Ediaburx-.,..2.00
Abbeys. Castle?, and Ancient H.?Its of Eng?
land and Wales : Their Legendary L-.ro
and Popular History, by Join; Timbs,
The Legendary Lallards of England au I
and Scotland, compiled by J. S. Roberts... 1.00
I New Die ':< nary of Quotations, fr. rn the
Greek. Latin, and M??lern Languages,with
an Extensive [odes to every important
Wt.nderiu! Ball??? As -*m-A History ot
Balloons, Ac, from tho French, by Mar?
The Coime HiMoiy of England, by A beck?
ett, ?I h 20 colored Erching? ?nd :;..?)
Thc <"o:u:e History of Reme; by A. Beckett,
illustrated hy Leed..*> 75
The Comic Blackstone, tv A. Brnkctt. wirb
illustrations by Crw?ki?bai.ki'....$2.50 nod 1.50
Mother Go?n<e inn New Pr-?s, S? 75. >-oth
er Goose** Melodics, v. -.:-. notes, luesic.
j aa 1 an ?ccount the <?. .?* ?>!' the V*c
goose Family . ' 75
(These are tko great ri.al editiotw??4 "l;<.;?r
?.Id Mother G i. .-e.";
History of Ei'v'li-h Lit*t?tnr??. tn a Serif ? of
Bi'graphical Bs>ays.by ?' ..ILr.LL D. 1 75
The Rudiments ot Color? and Coloring, with
th? nature af Figmcnts?. ic. by Field.2.00
Th'-mas Chalmer*, a Bntgrapbical Ss edy, by
Jus. Dodds. ... 1.75
From Egyptt?Sinai-Thc Esados offne
Children of Israel, by P??f. Ga?esen.1.75
Memoirs of the Lifo and tvritincs of TU?-,
('balmers, hy hi* Son i?? hiw. Dr. li uni i.
Memoirs of Wm. Ellery Jtmnning. ??rr. 1.x
tracts from Correspond Mice, ic, - \ <>'.*. ..*:.:^,0
Miller's Almanac for 1S71-interleaved.
A large and caned as*?HrluMf?;t ?I Pocket ?nd
MARIES FOR 1S7I.
Photograph Alberni, Writing Allum*. Ar???j
raph Albums. Our v;>ri tie? of these beautiful
articles ar? un-U'p.i'^-vd aro" .-heap.
WRITING DESKS. W RI [TN? C ISES AND
PORTFOLIOS, emhraring every variety of
yt vies, fr< m $1 np to $2e.
Especial attention h:is been giv -n to oor Ju?
venil? Department. <>ur tteti.t is unusual >y
large. a> d great care bas- hew taken tv select
good books f.-r tho yonog <>f iii n^.-s.
BIBLES AND PRAYER KOOKS.
A I: rg-.* >t?ck ofKne)r>h Fx mil v and P-cVot
Bibles an I Episcopal Pi: t? > r B??ks, ea? bracing
all the newest edi'ions :ind Myles <.} bindings.
The prices of Bible* ar. i Prayer Booki- Lave I . . n
zrestly reduced. Our ? ..?<. V ? P TS *- l.-?r-.r.- .?? va?
riety as can be had, aud ai ti.? REM'? ED PRI
N- B. Otrr MONTH LY LITERARY BULLE
TIN will be sent FREE to perse:-.? :D the
?9~ Ptrsors r- si lit g in the ci.ntrv will
please K-ar in mind, thai \-\ "ending t !*?".? rrder?
to os for any booki published m America, they
will be charged only the j r e?., of ibo I.*A *
poy for the postage or exi r> ?s. Address
Fogartie's Book Depository.
No. 260 KING-STREET. "IN TUR P BND,)
CHARLESTON. SOUTH CAROLIN \.
FOh ALL KINDS OF
Books and Stationary.
Oe to EDWARD PEPJtY.
140 Meeting rhett, ..p .- .:(. Cha. lesion -Hite?.