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VOLUME 1. . " ?' ' ? SATURDAY' MORNlNCif^MAY 11, 1867. ? ? ? NUMBER 12.
TM GRANGEB?RG NEWS.
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PUBLIC OFFICERS.
OKAJN?EB?RG DISTRICT.
Ordinary?P. A. McMichael.
Commissioner ix Equity?V. D. V. Jamison.
Clkrk or Court?Joseph F. Robinson.
SuBRirr?J. )7. II. Dukes. -
Coroner?C. B. Glover.
T.*Jt<Jon.soron.'5?~Ora?gn Parish.?V. W. Fuiry.
St. Matthews Parish.?W: II. Dant/.ler.
Asst. AssEBSon U. S. Rkvenue.?George W.
Sturgeon.
Agent ron Stamps, &c;t?P. V. Diliblc. ? ?
Magistrates?Thomas P. Stokes, W. R. Tread
well, A. J. Gaskins, F. W. Fairy, David L. Connor,
? J. II. Felder, Levin Argoe, R. V. Dannclly, E. A.
'Frioe, W. L. Ehney, J. D. Pricket, Samuel E. Moor
er, C. B. GloTcr, E. 0. Ilolman, P. C. Buyck, P. M.
Wannamakcr, D. 0. Tindall.
Commissioners to Approve Securities?J. G.
Wannamakcr, James Stokes, 1). R. Barton, Adam
Smoke, A./D. Frederick.
Commissioners of Purmc Buildings?Win. M.
Hutson, Darpin Eiggs, K. E:ckiol,*Joscph P. liar
ley, F. DT. W. Briggmann.
Commissioners op Roaos?Orange Parish?"West'
Icy, He-user, F. W. Fairy, Samuel M. Fairy, Samuel
O. Fair, F. Livingston, W. S. Rilcy, Wcstloy Culler,
II. d.. Wannamakcr, N. E. W. Sistrunk, II. Living
ston, James Stokes, J. D. Jvnotts, R. P. Autley, John
8. Bowman, J. L. Moorer, W. C. Moss, Lewis Ga
rick, B. A. Yon, J. II. O'Cain, Ellison Connor, John
Brodie, J. G. Guignard, Jaoob Conner, George
Byrd, J. T. Jennings, David Dannclly.
Commissioners of Roads?St. Matthews Parish? ]
C. S. Darby, W. C. llano, M. K. Ilolman, Andrew
Hou8er, J. A. Parlour, E. T. Shular, J. L. Parlour,
Owen Shular, T. G. Shnlar, W. L. Pou, J. W. Sei- j
lers, R. W. Bates, J. W. Barbour, Augustus Avin
ger, P. W. Avingcr, J. D. Zeiglcr, M. J. Keller, J.
C. Ilolman.
Commission t:iis of Free Schools?Orange Parish
David L. Connor, J. R. Millions, Henry N. Snell,
John Jordan, N. C. Whetstone, John lna hi net, Dr.
O. N. Bowman, Samuel Dibble.
Commissioners of Frkk Scuooi.s?St. Matthews]
Parish?Peter Buyck, J. II. Keller, Wcstloy Ilouser,
John Rilcy, J. II. Felder, Adnm Hobnail.
Post Of Hees in Orangehurg District.
offices. postmasters.
Orangeburg.Thaddens C. Ilubbell.
fit. Matthows.M/s. Sally J. W?cb.
Vance's Ferry.R. M. E. Avingcr.
llranchvillo.Mrs. Amy Thompson.
Fort ".Motto.....John Birchmore.
Schedule South Carolina Kail Road.
Down I \issengcr.
Leavo Columbia at. (?..10 A. M.* and 11.40 A. M.
" Orangehurg at... 10.89 A. M.* and 8.08 P. M.
Arrive at Charleston.... 4 P. M.
?\ ? Augusta. 6 ? P. M. and 9 P. M.
Up Passenger.
"Leave Augusta at.7 A. M. and 0..10 P. M.
? ' Charleston at.8 A. M.
?i Orangehurg at.1.550 P. M. and 11.65 F. M.
Arrive at Columbia at.5.20 P. M- and 3.22 A. M.
Down Freight.
Loavo Orangehurg at.10 A. M.
Arrive at Charleston (it. 0.10 P. M.
Ujl Freight. -
Leave Orangehurg at.1.H8 P. M.
Arrive at Columbia at.C.30 P. M.
*Tlns is" the only Passenger Train for Charleston
and Points below Branchville. For the Augusta
Road rnsscngcrs may take cither Train.
mar 23 g I?
POETRY.
[From tho Darlington Southerner.}
May.
nv c. a. roY.\8. .
Who in thin that coincth
Tripping tip thin way ??
Glancing'in tho sunshine, . ' -
Flashing 'nenth its ray, . ? .
? . Liko u nymph of Faery:?
Airy bright and guy. ?
Gnily dance her'trcsses
With tho wavy air; ?
.Gemmed with dew the roses
? Holding them with care,
In their sweet embraces,
? From her forehead fair!
Quivering in the sunlight,
Sparkling In the rill,
Glancing on the rivo'r'
Jty the rustic mill; '
IKr KW^ct influences
Doth all nature ?!..
When her sandaled foot-prints
Brush the dewy mend,
Song birds liquid music
Four Upon her licnd;
Und fresh flowers leap upward
From their frngant bed!
Lo! her smile celestial
Brightens all tho air;
Mnkcth this terrestrial
Beam an Eden fair ;
Emblem of the regions
Where the Angels are!
Middens! basic to meet her
Ero sho flits away?
youths!?with garlands greet her
For she will not stay ;
Ye shall miss her presence
From your path some day.
Children! fdl your aprons
With the flowers that spring
Whore her swcet'breujl* lloatcth
Zephyr on the wing?
Ami her perfumed darlings
Back upon her lling.
Wake tho slumbering echoes
With your Voices gay,
'Till they ring a chorus
Like sweet bells at play ;
Or the merry laughter
Of some sylvan fay.
Who is this that comet It
In the silvery sheen
Of tlie dewy morning;
Clad in robe of green,
Crowned with budding blossoms'
Like a Faery Queen?
'Tis the fairest daughter
Of tin1 tinwcry Spring;
Loveliest of the tSraccs
That around her cling:
May?then haste to greet her
And her praises sing.
Ask of her a blessing
Ere she hies away ;?
Heart forever keeping
Joyance of the May ;
Bosom where her tlowers
Bud and bloom for aye.
Quivering in the sunshine;
Sparkling in the spray
Of a silvery shower
Tripping up this way,
Through the arch of Iris
Comes the merry May.
ORIGINAL NOUVELETTE.
[Composed Expressly for the Ornngchurg News.]
A ROMANCE OF THE
DAYS O 1? * G 5.
11Y PA YS AN.
CHAP. III.
"Night wraps her sable mantle o'er the sky, and
pins it with a star.''
Yes! Tt iu night, and Mary and Kate stre
seen wending their way back to their homes
amid the continual chirping of tho katydids,
which throng the hedges on either side of their
winding path. Arm in arm they walk .slowly
along, reiterating past scenes, and dwelling
with enthusiasm upon tho happy associations
of their younger days. The stars, those "gems
of evening, which were set forth in the lirina
nient to bo for sighs and for seasons," are
twinkling in countless numbers, while Luna
rides in majestic grandeur, Queen of tho ethe
real vault. Tho busy hum and buz? id' day
have been hushed, and nature's objects shine
in the silvery moonlight, while perfumes of
sweet-scented woodland llowers are ever and
anon wafted on the wings of gentle zephyrs,
that stir among tho leaves.
And hero let us leave these fair ones and
seek for Wallace. That little star that guides
Mary and Kate along their winding path, at
the same tinio, .sheds its lustre upon the barren
bills of .the old North State, while a veteran
Uc.ro and jaded traveller, wearied und worn, is
seen jogging along his way southward; in the
sweet hope of souti seeing Ixor. whom above all
others be loved most devotedly.
- Twelve months bad elapsed since he bad be
held the idol of bis heart. 1 Yea 1 that night
just twelve months before, Wallace Timrod, on
the threshold of,, her- father's house, pressed a
lily-white band to bis lips, and breathed upon
it in accents of love?\\furciccil." The sigh
that followed t]iat parting, was drawn from the
very depths of his sorrowing heart. Perhaps
be might never see her again. The din of
muskctryjand the cannon's rear were unpleas
antly associated in the mind of Wallace Timrod
with the sweet tones of Mary's voice in these
parting moments. Never before did be view,
with a fouling so akin to reluctance, everything
that pertained to war. But the tocsin bad
sounded to summons him from Iiis short respite
of twenty days, and in obedience to its call,
and the cause of honor and frccdi m, lie left
.'.??, whose gentle voice above all others was
uiZZt musical to his ear. and which it irkc.l
him sorely to hear i^tfls f?re*a f:5>ro^vel!
But tn-niglit, (he Sigh 'that Vended his con
stant heart juft'f twelve months ago, is 1? :; .'.;...!:'?
of in the blessed Hbcfty^of'sbon returning.to
tho presence of bis fair betrothed. Though
weak from his clc.se confinement in the hospital,
strong desire predominated over his physical
debility, and he prosecuted his c< ttrsc onward,
until the vertical position of the Pleiades,
warned that the night was half spoilt. Silent
ly he laid himself down in tho leaves by the
rood side-to rest till moriiiutr. An old oak lotr
formed his nillow, while the canopy of heaven.?
bedecket} with its starry gems, v;:.: his only
covering. After resigning himself to.lho mer
cy of God, Wallace closed his eve- in .slumber.
Owing to the feeble condition of his health,
and the complete exhaustion Ir in his long
inarch, he tdept soundly until the sun came
pooping in his wan face, when he awoke and
commenced his journey again.
CII?P. IV.
u
'?llu I tin,! lias a liouso to jjjk'ii.", LiuiJ icJ^Koo <?. 'flfo****
head-piece."
Three days more claps -1. and Wallace found
himself in the city i \ Columbia. i:t S ?uth
Carolina. Complete exhaustion had now over
conic him. and ho found himself raducod' : i tho
necessity of remaining licro a lev; days, in or
der to be able to resume his journey.
It was here that he began t-> : el the morti
fying result of the war. lie h I never bo ;*
able before, to conceive fully the evil designs of
the enemy. Hut lure, the ? normity of thai
spirit, which had invaded the Southj with arson
and all the appliances <d' destruction, loot il
up be.fore him in all its horrible proportions.
Columbia, once the capita! and pride of
South Carolina, now the wreck ?<!' its former
beauty anfl prosperity, lay stretched out before
him, a mass of smoked and tumbling walls.
From one end of .Main street to the other, on
either side, waste and desolation proclaimed the
inhumanity and vihdictiveness <d' an insatiate
enemy.
At length, folding his anus and talcing
cursory view of all embraced within the circle
of his vision. Wallace turned away from the
prospect impressed to the fullest extent with
the meaning of the sentence?sic. transit gloria,
ntumli.
His survey completed, ho now sols out in
pursuit of an habitable abode. A few rude
domicils in the nut-.-Kiits id' the city hud es
caped the ravages of the conflagration. Spying
these, he directed his course thither. Soon ho
came in full view of a group <>!" live or six.
Selecting the best looking of the number, he
approached the gate in I'i :>t of ;.na.
j three raps. Ina few moments, a respectable'
looking old mulatto woman niado her appear
ance.
"Say. aitiify, who live.; here intern ?!
Wallace.
'?Mo, sir, Itehecca Johnson V" replied the
old woman.
'?Are there, any white residents ;:t your
neighborhood ?"
"No sir j all moved out of town," replied the
old woman.
Debility and exhaustion had expelled from
the mind of Wallace Timrod ail '..!.-..-? of fasti
diousness; so he pressed upon tho kindness of
the old woman to admit him within her li spi
table doors, lor a lew days, or until be could
gain sufficient strength, to be able (?> resume
his journey.
After making some apologies about (he
scarcity of provisions, A.c.. Mrs. ?Johnson yield
ed, and lor the first time in his life, Wallace,
improved the opportunity of sharing the hospi
talities of a negro cabin.
The old woman, unable t<> comprehend the
novel relations, about t<> bo established by the
int roduction of a white man in her house, and
fearing too, (hut she would be committing a
breach id' propriety, by giving him choice of
the kitchen, at length as they arrived at they
jirnvca^RHrWMJ.fclep of her-eabhf, with a groat
deal ofi^barrnssmont, she faltcringly, said?
??Tlie-r-^'ittlicre's the kitchen sir, if you would
rathov.bjj to.yourself; if has a good rooiu sir."
ThLs'^ujlOuneeiueut was only an noticipation
of Wijfufce's'wishcs, for nhhough ;?t the gate,
of themu> alternatives, going in. or remaining
out ai\d ^objecting lin.i^.df to (he discomforts
of the Bti'ccts,?he had_ehnsen the former; yet
when iteybund this opportunity, of "enjoying
at tho sSfrne time, the hospitality of his hostess,
and a jj&jrable seclusion, he eagerly improved
it. and^'^Xpre.-sed a wish to be .dope.
ITe'.TTOS .then conducted to the kitchen, where
he ferric! a small, plain, neat looking room.
Although its inside appearance, did not present
a di.ujfiOT-4Df" refined taste, being ornnmeided all
rouiid^Biith eomii- piett:n.:s p.i.-'o d on the wall,
that llfc^becn selected as chance threw them
uk ^RH^ay' yci> *10 co,,tctdcd himself, and
even-Jppked with some pleasure at the oppor
t tmityv/to cnjo;>\ d of dc-vn'. shelter and entire
l ep.-siiij ?
a|
slang
in du?3porucr
an'.iq^appearnnee-socv. d to denote an cxis
-?val with the Revolution. A varnish-:
twd, upon which w. s placed a feather
occupied the eeulre, Near the firc
plaeot?tood :i mohair-bottomed chair, which
cimphKCil the .-{oc-k of furniture, provided in
the SJ^flll cha.tub.-r : '.' \\v h -.m.
Vraltoce, rcuiained in his room nearly all the
tiuiCj itodtHevcr appeared at the table. His
menlsjiverc sent him ; and consisted goncral
Iv of ifartn toast and lea. for breakfast and
1 and pitcher vested upon the wash
?'vorcd over with a clean linen towel.
s'o.h! h large bureau, whose
pofjand o.
i] of s me nourishing K up for din
itint Rocky visited him froqucntbj&tu
imjui&nfter bis health. :i?A to i;o.AV "if there
was i?ytliing clsr; she could do for him."
TlJjtt days of re !. so rect'.p.-raied his health,
that 'Jw concluded, on the fourth to set out
itr.T AWord :ngl v, after thanking his hos
te.-s fow her cord.!;'.! entertainment, and offering
her tVu?theu-ii;i. li?cenl sum "f* three dollars in
; yecieA^hieh she deelined. on the fouith morn
iug aiiVr his ariiva! in ('i.duinbia, he resumed
his ipj
en v.rrvT
Alasi J;-. i royou ! ore? Things Hi it luve night,
Love if" such nights i:s these: ibe wrathful skies
GuilOw|t!ic very wanderers, of the .a.;k.
And hinke tin til kei p their caves: Siucp 1 was man,
Such :i?et !.; of fire, stueli hursts of horrid thunder,
Such groans of roaring wind and rain, I never
Remember to have heard: t-.'s nature cannot
ca fry
The affliction, nrir the f -iv."
Arriving at the ferry- on Coiignrccj Wallace,
thought he had struck :t streak of good luck,
having overtukt n a wagon train, which would
travel in his direction sonic lifty miles, lie
was soon !n treaty with the commander lor per
mission to ride, which was granted, when he
mounted the foremost wagon, and was il?atteiV>
I across tho river. Alter all had crossed, the
Iniin moved on. and traveled until about nine
o'clock, when, owing to the darkness of the
night, i: wen! into park a jew r< ds from the
; road side.
The iji kbility of man to ; metratc the future,
of course precludes tho possibility of knowing
what is silways best to doj and his seeming
:: Ktd leek on this occasion, proved to be the
prelude to :i misfortune more lamentable tlmn
I any that had yet befallen our hero.
The night began to mow darker and darker.
The murky clouds of heaven were gut lu ring in
I angry and ominous prolusion, while rapid ;;ud
vivid irlnrei of Ii; litninij opened the dark space
in terror, '.\ hen sudden poah of thunder broke
in dreadful crashes, win sc lingering lumber
ings - cmcd t i forebode if posi ible even more
I terrible siicce: si?hs.
''Whoa, wiioa!" exclaimed one <d' the atten
dant: . whose last word was drowned in a crash
! onuid to any of its antecedents.
'?'t'atcli eat." and (he word died upon his
Hps as one til' the sumpter mules, frantic with
I fright. i?amo Iii unding over wagon tongues, re
gardless of all obstacles. Another soon br< ke
(lib Ii:ab to whieb it bad beeii tethered, and
followed in the same wild career.
Now Hid raiii began to lall, und the team
i users, in their eflbrt? tocntcli the loose animals.
Were drem lu-d to iho skin.
H lack hops of darkness succeeded ; the thun
ders had eeitscd their tumultuous.roar, and the
rain:; were descending in torrents. The ani
mals Were tied agVm; and the tcttmstcrs bad re
turned under cover of the wagons. The rains
poured for alee' hour, and then with that sud
denness of change so peculiar to our Southern
clime, a clear azure s!. \ studded with twinkling
stars, proclaimed that all was over.
All had. now prepared for a good night's rest.
Hut as yet there was no ' sleep for their eyes,
nor : lumber for their eyelids."
"Listen!" exclaimed Wallace, to his sleep
ing companion as n wild whoop rent the air.
followed by the stentorian words?"Charge
boys?charge!"
Like the eagle upon its prey, the onslaught
of their midnight Iocs was made upon them
? In a moment every wagon was vacated, and
the little group of ten had collected; some
with carbines, sonic with pistols, to confront
whatever nwaivCtl them.
"Whose horse i that '(*' demanded the leader
of the marauding j'arty, with peremptory air,
pointing ton large i on grc}*, standing near.
%''Mine," ririsVorcd Earnest jM.", "my own pri
vate property'.-? The government has, up. .claim
upon that, s"*-"
"And that,"?he ejaculated stepping up to
a beautiful black palfrey, that bad been given
in charge of Maj. llanley, lately a Quarter
master in the Southern army, by a young lady
on the coast of South Carolina, to avoid its
capture by Sherman's army.
'?That belongs to a cousin of mine, Miss
Lizzie Price, of Beaufort, sir," answered Mnj.
llunloy.
"It belongs to cousin Sallio Ann, C. S. A.,"
muttered the leader in a contemptible pun.
??Is there an// government, property "in your
charge?"?he demanded curtly and sarcasti
cally, placing peculiar emphasis on . the*. "jvord
any. '****'?'? *V
'?Notio" replied Maj. II?: "I had four
government mules ami a wagon, all of which
your party wrested from me in Columbia; all
that you see here now is private property."
This comprehensive question was asked more
to allow the Quartermastor an opportunity of
purchasing non-interference. 1)3* the willing
sacrifice of part of his animals, if he chose,
than for real information, for the train had
been attacked in Columbia, und all the proper
ty designated as belonging to the government,
givon up without resistance,,
Voluntary submUsiou to an unscrupulous
I demand always calls for new and more exacting
concessions. Thus had it proven In this case.
Tho booty gained not only tempted the cupidi
ty of these marauders, hut it also inspired (hem
with now courage, by. its easy eapturo and
precipit ted a. second attack.
'I bis Land, consisted of about forty of the,
profligate and lawless deserters, who having
taken to the swamps to evade their country's
call, in the last days of the Confederacy, came
out of their looking places, and formed bands
0j?Hrt4ttM^^t'e. so who wore coming from the
I^SW^C^' defeated armies of the South',"oil
their way to their conquered homes. These
miscreants, sometimes without disguise, some
times under pretence of searching for govern
ment property, carried on a system of highway
robber}*, as long as there was a chance of pil
laging with impunity
"But to make a long matter short'' resumed
the leader "and lo prove the fact, that you
cannot circumvent my plans, upon the false
plea of this being private property, I demand
j Its surrender.''
Th: insulting imputation against the veraci
ty of Maj. llanley, aroused within him all the
riidinent ami indignation of his nature, and
he prouiply and defiantly replied : "Nut until
-the last vital spark of my nature is extinct sir,
will 1 surrender unto yen that upon which you
have nut the slightest claim."
"Then," replied the leader, as if to intimi
date.? -We'll fight it out."
"It will only be by superior power, sir, that
you w ill alter my determination"?answered
the Quartermaster collectedly.
The discharge of a pistol, put an end to
further parley, and a short, but hot contest
followed. ' *
'?A short dilemma in a.degporatcease?
To act with infamy ?>r quit llio place."
V. allaco, had remained a quiet spectator, du
ring the controversy, contemplating the choice
of the two altei natives, embraced in the above
lines Of Swift, lie had escaped with his lifo
through the war, and now dreaded the possibil
ly of losing it in a midnight mclce ; then,
thought he, to desert a party in time of dan
ger, no matter how trivial the interest, which
bound him to thai party, was infamous. Ac
cordingly, he resolved to risk his fortunes with
his recent comrades. This resolve was made
in fact. !?.fl< i" the contest had already begun,
flrasping his pistol, he took aim. ami fired?a
loud grean answered the discharge. The con
ic.-1 now began to wax more and more severe;
ann i l;e click and jingling of various weapons
told that liot work was going on. "A little
longi r. boys !" shouted the leader, ??and there
w ill not be one left."
Just then a fatal hall pierced his lungs, and
he died in a few moments.
The death ol.it- leader, caused the party to
waver, and the light alter a half hour's dura
tion, ended lo tho discomfiture of the assailants,
but m t without considerable loss to the attack
ed, the latter having had two men killed and
one mortally wounded, while the former suffer
ed Still mot e severely.
Yes ! Wallace Timrod is mortally wounded,
and his companions entertain no hopes ot his
living until morning. Alter the dead wore
buried, he was carried to the house id' lh\
Thrnsmas, three fourths of a mile distant,
whore he was left to die.
I Tu In ('oiUiniiciI.)
LITERARY.
? .*? ? -f :? !? ? u~T7iT/.r r. k
tvoh thk obanokiiuuu newp.] ..,.'.
L . J V ! Iff *J<
"Oomo gentle Spbino ! ethereal mildness, .comcj 'ft
And from tho bosom of yon dropping clqiul, ? y,
While music waked around* veiled in n shower :.
Of shadowing roses, on our plains'de?ccu(L',' : ' i' ' V*
.... . .. ? ? r ? ?,c:?* at* t-1? ,1*
Was there ever a uiorc beautiful Invocation,?^ ^
Thome of praises from time immemorial, love.-.^ ^
ly Spring, thou hast heard the poet's entreaty,;*, ^
and veiled indeed, "in showers of shadowiug |
roses" descended on our plains, and filled tho
earth* with wealth of beauty. How* fresh-and^.; -
fair is this balmy mprning * the raip ..-^hicU,^ .,
fell last uight like passionate* tears, mingled^ u,
with the sobs of wailing winds, only adds- fry ,j
dewy coolness to the air, while -nature's, tears,,
transformed to < gems, full in glittering drops,.,... ^
as the suit breezes whisper a welcome*- tp^jtbo
fairest of the sister mouths?"charming fifay,.W **I1U,
How pure is the sky,! so blue that.it accms to^p,,
bend near us in love and gentle protection, s.o?.^
ethereal, that while wo gaze u'far iuto its depths^
of light, the idea of infinitude Imbues, the..] j
mind with awe. After all this earth is very ;,:
beautiful, and while over every sense steals the ,)f-t
delicious repose of nature, wo forgot life's busy. ..
cares, and the language of the full heart.finds/
voice in a hymn of praise to Huh who has J (i
given, . . j i.tMffi
''Tins beautiful planet, the earth, ns oui- home." ?
These flowers spring up on every sidjd.j- every
where about its tlioy arc glowing; in v.ood?ran&- ?
fields, by streams, und oft the dusty highwayj-Voq
blooming luxuriantlytin stately gardens-.-and \hi
marbled cemeteries, -peeping into cottage, .wiur.-'i>
dows, and clamboring over lonely graves^'.:r
Thank. God for flowers! they ,eo:n.e tou^r UJ^fpff
thoughts of Heaver., and wile, us iroui, pur*(fM
earos with their pure petals, full of dc\yy frn-^,,,
grnncc. "They are th jmsekes,'7'says, one,."but.; x,
bright thoughts, syllabled to form and hue-***.":' , ,".
"And still how oft their eoft- and starry ryes,
Now bent to earth, to Heaven now mutely.p]ea?l> ?"?
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Their incense fainting as it seeks the skies, - ..
''Yet st ill from earth with freshening hope receding--^ -*. |
How often these to every heartdeclaro? -
With all the silent, eloquence of truth,
I The language that thoy speak is Nature's prayer
To give her back thoae spotless days or youth."
How frail they arcj and' yet "tTieyuloom as5
brightly now, as when Eve teuded them with .
gentlest care amid the bowers of Eden, nearly
six thousand year." ago. Man boasts h"'s;
strength, and claims for many of his works in
demnity from the ravages of time, yet frailer
than the flowers is he,- and the monuments of
his skill crumble iuto ruins where the ivy ,
twine--, and. star-eyed daisies look, j-kyward -
where once the fretted dome of sdiuc fair tem
ple rose. Oh world-weary heaYt.turn from tho'
dust and turmoil of the busy world, and take,
to your love and care flowers and trees, birds. _
and running brooks; love nature,?with all
her variable woods, she is ever the saiuc} she
never turns in scorning wdierc once she-"beut in? 1
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tenderness, but is ever to her children the same*
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alma mater: ago cannot wither her. nor custom.
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stale her infinite variet
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"Beauty still walkoth in the earth and air** '.vJl
Our present sunsets are as rich in gold, . \*,ttiu
As ere tho Iliad's music .was outrolled; *
The roses of the spring are ever fair, (
'Mong branches green still ring-doves coo and pair,
And the deep's ort still foams its music old :
So if we are at all divinely soulcd, "* ' "'?*
This beaut v will unloose our bonds of enrc."
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The wind soughing through the pines ro-:.
calls wandering thoughts; gentle reader, do
you not love this wail of our Southern forest* t
truly Southern it is, for no where else do tho
? lingers of the air" produce sounds so sweetly ^
musical. It is like the lowest and lullest notes* ",
of an Eotian harp, or the far-off sound of'
waves, now swelling into'h rich diapason, now'
dying in faint murmurs along the shore. It Is
not treason to cherish ardently the beauty of
our Southern clime, though we* must- hide m;
our hearts" the sad ruins of the fair future we
hoped to build for her. And though tho con
queror forbid us to commemorate in marble the '
deeds of the fallen, and we* must forever
?furl" the starry banner we loved so well?let
US still love our "Sunny South," 'tis all that
can remain to us of what once thrilled every*
heart with pride, and patriotic devotion. War
and ruin have desolated her, 'tis true; but we
have still enough to bind us to our dear nativo'
home, and need not cross the ocean for balmy
airs, and scenes of loveliness in nature, whil?
(the rosy morn dnwna fair upon ItWtd like ours,
and our glowing sunsets are as rich in gold as.
those of far-famed Italy. "God save tho
South," and give her a future "fair as her
clime, and sunny as her skies."
PSYCHE.
The cook of one of the colleges at Cnmbridg?
was lately ordered into the room to receive a
lecture, for sending up a dish that appeared
dirty, in which there was a calf's head. The
cook denied the charge, and looking at tho
person who made the complaint, said, "I beg
your pardon, sir; the dish is so clean that you
may see your fact in it." -

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