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~~MONDAY MORMNO. NOVEMBER12,l?^
==r:::^ A VISIT TO .MAGN?LIA. ~
- BO? TO OBI XUTHE.
Tho Magnolia Cemetery its ono of tho features of
Charleston, with milich every stranger who visits
tho city should m-kfl Mm*??* acquainted, and resi
dents bo ashamed to acknowledge thoinselvcB un
familiar Attractive, however, as is this Garden of
the Dead, and belonging sufficiently to Charleston
to justify us i? callii.fr ?? a fcnturo of the city, it is,
nevertheless, situated beyond the limits of tho cor
poration, and is distant, three milos from tho contro
of population, and for this reason its mossy oakB
and marble inonuii.onts are seldom seen by the
pcoplo at largo, save when the sharp paiu of pres
ent grief precludes all appreciation of tho beauty of
Ino spot. Tho South Carolina and Northeastern
Railroads both rim within a few hundred yards of
the cemetery, but tho trains do not stop there, ex
cept on special occasions, nnd, consoqnontly, vis
itors to Magnolia must havo rocourso to tbo com
mon highways. Of theso there arc two, tho King
street and Mcoting-Btrcot Roads. Tho first is tho
more frequented, haB moro houses along tbo route,
presenta f.ir more appearance of life-, and alto
gether has more of the look ol' a suburban thor
oughfare; but tho second is moro picturesque, and
affords an occasional glimpso of tho waters aud op
posite banks of the meandering Cooper. In hot
weather, whiehovor way you go, it is boat to ride;
but on a cool, bright, bracing day, such as wo had
(several times during the past wcolt, if you aro
noithor sick nor absolutoly lazy, you would find it
roobt delightful to stroll leisuroly up tho Meoting
btrcct Road, ?topping occasionally to got a viow of
the beautiful landscapes that would tempt even
tho eyo of a painter, or to obsorvo the counte
nances of tbo railroad passongora aa they flit rap
idly by, or to note the slower progreBB of the pon
derous f roi ghi trains.
About tliis stroll up the Meeting street road wo
spoak from experience-for that was the way wo
went to Magnolia; and now that wo think of it wo
will givo two little incidents of our walk, which,
while thoy aro of no very great interest in them
solvce, will servo to illustrate one of tho phaBos of
the new era in tbo social condition of the South.
Sitting in tho sun by the roadside in a lonely place,
with her Juices in her arms, Bat a Bquollid, dirty,
ragged, emaciated negro girl, apparently about four
teen yeara old. Her oyes were sunken, hor cheeks
hollow, her expression mcaningloas-in Bhort,
ehe waa tbo very picturo of misery, idleness, and
perhaps starvation. There were no cattle nigh
that she might havo been minding; no person
about for whom eho might havo been waiting. She
was entirely alone and utterly without occupation.
It might havo been our philanthropic duty to in
quire into her condition, and robe ve her necessi
ties as far as we wero able, but contact with the
world has taught us to obey strictly tho eleventh
commandment, "Mind your own business;" and at
the risk of being thought unfeeling, we must con
fess that wo passed ou with our mind employed
rather with the negro and misery in the abstract,
than with that negro and that misery .in particular,
When wo bad nearly reached the cemetery, wo savi
coming towards us, from tho opposite aide of the
road, a gall, gaunt, aged black man, bareheadec
and barefooted, with bia ra-ggod pants tied at th<
waist and knees, and with an old stockinet shir
scantily cov. :ng tho uppor portion of his person
He accosted us with "Please, Masaa, givo fivo cent.
to a poor old man to buy Borne bread." We wer
not flash. lu fait, nom our own experience wt
don't behove that Locals over are. We could no
even spare a copy of that small denomination o
fractional currency for which the beggar asked
but we threw him a biscuit from our lunch, fo
which etupendoua act of generosity we amply re
paid oursolvee by remarking, en passant, that i
was moro than any of his abolition friends wouli
have givoD him. That waa said in the true spin
of tho Fhariseo, wo must confess; but we don't se
up for a pattern saint or-von a model man.
We are now arrived at tho cemetery, and befor
we proceed further wo beg loavo to say that w
shall not attempt to make a Magnolia Directory
but only to give as interesting an account as we ca
of our visit, and of what we actually saw and ne
ticed. In order to do this as clearly as possible
we shall describe the various objects of our obsoi
vntion as thoy appeared to us successively in on
ramble through the grounds. First, we entered
This ?B the burial ground of our German pop?
lation, aa any one will at once perceive by the ii
ecriptiona on the tombstones, which ara all in th
German ""language. The solomn and touchin
words, " Bier rvJiet in Ooti" greet the eye i
every step, imprenBing the imagination with roi
gioua awe, and forming, as it woro, an ovor-prej
ont consecration of the hallowed spot. This conn
tery ia beautifully kept, and its white gravel!?;
walka shining amid tho green shrubbery, and tb
blooming flowers, and under the oged oaks, illu
trato well how nature ie improved by ort. Next I
the rose tho pink seemed to be the favorito flowe
but at this season it has no blossom, and only ?
pretty tufts of lancet leaves were there to give pr
miso of blushing beauty in tho Spring. We wore pa
ticularly struck by the appcaranco of tho graves
children. Theso were strewn with wreatheJU
flowers, and often with the toys which hod boen ti
object of their earthly delight. On ono we saw ti
remains of a tiu doll-houBc, containing aovoi
playthings, and among thom a candy figuro of
child, that was going gradually to docay like i
little owner that lay below. On the gravo of an i
fant one year old waa a hcadstono of puro wbi
marble, the lower portion of which was carved
ropreaont irregular blocks, while on the uppor w
tho naual iiiBcription, with an exquisitely oorvr
wreath, and the whole surmounted by two dov<
Around several of the lots were thick-Bet bodg
with bright red horries shining through the gre
leaves, and in Bcveral we noticed largo speoimo
of tbo Palma Christi, or castor oil plant. On o:
tombstone waa engraved an eagle flyiug away wi
two children, and near by waB a hugo slab of mi
bio fastened upon the mouth of a vault with rin
and chaine. On another? a dove bad aligktod i
the hoad of a littlogirl who lay askop beneath t
shadoof a troo, with a hunch of flowers in b
hand and a flock of Hhcep grazing near. An .
right slab of cast-iron showed by its inaoripti
that it marked the grave of throo brothers. Arno
the moro conspicuous inomimonta wero tbOBO
Captain Coan Oratr, of the German FusUie
who died in 1850; DIEDMCK BnEnnnnnHia, w
died in 1849, and L_nw,o ECKEL, a music teach
who died at tbo early age of twenty-eight. Capti
O-TEN'S monument is ornamented with a awe
and shield and other military insignia. Lunn
ECKELS waa ertctedby his pupila and friend- a
????? TrU'- H?vine now ???Ned
over Bethany, wo strolled towards tho
M."N -WTI-WOE OF UAONOMt.
Hore woro once a large gate and a neat porte
?.?' 2i_lhOfir?tlh0I)08t8rc,'^n. Of the a,
ond the -rafa, tho upper portion of iho wcath
boarding and the roof aro still there. They w<
bus mutilated during the war, and while they c<
tinaera their prcaont dilapidated condition mi
eyer remind the viaitor of tho horrora of ?
gico_iy penca. Standing in tho old gatowf./ j
;. - ' ?. tu
can, about a hundred yarda distant on your left,
across tho still waters of Sorpontino, soo tho email
Gothic chapel of the comotory whero tho burial
sorvico is somotiraos road. It ?B at present en
closed by a noat whito paling, whiob, though
doubtless a practical improvement, is not in keep
ing with tho surroundings, and mars tho beauty
of tho scone. Panning in and keeping on the right,
you soon seo an array of a ecoro or moro of whito
woodah bead-boards, that look uko ghostly senti
nels at tho gatos of Death. Tbeso mark the rest
ing placo of Federal soldiers who liavo died in
Charleston. The only circumstance worthy of noto
about this portion of tho ground is that tho doc
trine of tho equality of the races, to enforce which
these soldiers fought, has received a ghaBtly ac
knowledgment in their burial. The foreign hire
ling, tho nativo volunteer, and tho African hero lio
sido by side, with a disregard of social distinctions,
which sumo of them at least would haTO regarded
as a diro disgrace. Just boyoud thcao you conic to
CONFEDERATE BUBT1NG GBO?ND.
Sido by Bido, and rank on rank, as when they
charged tho bristling breastworks of tho onomy,
now ho thoBO patriot Boldiers of a vanished coun
try, in swoot oblivion of tho stupendous ruin that
lins crushed tho land of their nativity and love. Of
all that crowd of hillocks, not more than three or
four have any mark to tell who lies beneath. Their
occupants belong to tho vast throng of the un
known dead-unknown, yet nnforgotten, living qver
in tho hearts of tho pooplo whom they died to de
fend. Oratora havo pronounced their eulogy, flow
ers have docked their graves, and tho incense of
thoir praise has gone up to Hoavcn on tho music
of the voices of tho people, bnt it remains Sor tho
historian's pon to embalm thoir memory ii', tho lan
guage of truthful commendation, and Rw posterity
to accord that mcod of lasting famr which valor
and endurance, when prompted by noble motives,
and exercised in a holy cause, must over win. In
our day and generation we may never be allowed,
by public acts, to acknowledge the services ren
dered hy our slain relatives in tho causo of tho
Confederate utopia ; but as surely as is this tho
day of oui- humiliation and grief, so surely will the
day como when, through the length and breath of
the land, wherever rests a handful of the unknown
dead, marblo monuments shall rise, on which
shall bo inscribed, in letters of gold :
"Dulce et decorum est pro patria ruori.1'
Fassingfrom tho Confederate burying ground
into a Bquoro enclosed by a thick hedge, yon seo a
collection of neglected graves, some of which
seemed to have eaved in, or to have had tho bodies
removed from them. Among the few tombstones
in this square we noticed one orectod hy the offi
cors and crow of tho steamship Hero to DAVID
Mn.T.KB, a mate of that vessel, and a native of
Scotland, who died July 22,1866. A steamship and
a Scotch tliis?o are engraved upon tho marblo.
Leaving this square through an opening in the
hodge, crossing tho road, and climbing a low em
bankment on the other side, yon enter
THE CATHOLIC DBOBW)
This is truly a City of the Dead. A broad white
street runs through the middle from east to west,
in the central and highest point of which ?B erected
a large black wooden cross. On each side the va
rious lots were laid out in various forms-square,
circular and Bomi-circnlar, oval, Ac . Most of the
lots were nicely kept, and the well-trimmed cedars
and Bhrubbery, and tho numerous roseB and other
flowers, made them look like pet gardens. To the
best of our recollection tbfl sign of the croea con
secrated ovory grave, wooden crosses being erected
where there was no other head-board, and marble
crosses carved on all tho upright monument?,
whiio o rcjtiuattutallon of a croas was engraved on
the horizontal slabs. On an unenclosed bed oi
grass we saw a soytho which had been abandoned
by some reaper, and it struck ns that it would af
ford a subject for a few melancholy verses, ii
which might be introduced an allusion to the reap
er Death, and to tho fact that his scythe bas novel
been known to drop from bis hand since ita first
blow fell upon the neck of tho innocent ABEL. NO1
having made any use of the idea ourselves, we
suggest it to Buoh of our readers as may ho poet
ically inclined, and abandon, from this time out,
any claim to its authorship.
Among the/nonuments in this division of Mag
nolia we noticed a horizontal slab raised on brick
work, tho principal portion of tho inscription oi
whioh was in an unknown tongue, and in incom
prehensiblo characters. There was on the som?
slab an English inscription to the memory of tin
niece of the person to whom the strange letteri
referred, and we tried by the help of it to deoipbo:
the meaning of the hieroglyphics, bnt we were on
tirely unsuccessful. We congratulated ourselves b;
tho reflection that the sculptor who hod endeavor
ed to narrate to every passer hy the name and vii
tues of the deceased, had likewise failed in his en
deavors. Perhaps the reader has Been-we oftei
have-the picture of a burial ground representing
railing around a tomb, one of those'that has a B1 a
laid horizontally on four low brick walls, with
solitary weoping willow drooping artistically ovc
the tomb. We think we have seen it on the oui
side pago of a tract called the Dairyman's Daugli
ter, or at any rate upon some other tract of th
kind. We had always thought that picture ni
naltiral, but there is the exact counterpart of it i
the western portion of this same Catholic buryin
ground. The familiar appear anco of the railiuj.
the tombstono and the willow, struck us at a dil
tance, and we hastened to examine We could ne
get into the enclosure, but looking over it as be:
wo could, wo made.out upon the slab a crown an
cross, and the name of IIABBENAGA. Joining thi
with provious information in our possession, w
concluded that thiB was the last resting placo <
a former Spanish Vice-ConBul at ^tiu?. por
Whothor the picture was originally drawn froi
some gravoyard similar to this, or whether th
was especially gotten np to resemble tho pic tun
or whethor both those things wore dono, wo ha?
not yot determined; hut it will ho long heforo v
forgot the resomblanco that so unwontedly startle
us. Not far from this is a gravo bordered by lo
arrow-hoadod palings and strowed with pieces i
Mosaic paving. Not far from tho great blac
cross in the contre of the ground is a small stoi
of boautifully whito marblo, remarkable for i
solitary position, and for tho simplicity of its ii
acription, whioh is "AUELIK DE ST. ANDUE, :
Juin, 1862," and nothing more. A littlo oast of th
is a monumerit carved so as to represent a niel
in a wall. The statuo of a woman in flowing rob?
ia in tho nioho, and on tho top of the monument
a kneoling Aild. Boforo loaving tho huryir
ground of tho Catholics wo will mention an inser?
tJon on tho tombstono of a lady, which, wo mu
confesB, we thought rathor startling. It was thi
"Aporta inferi erne Domine ej'ms animam."
At the eastern end of this cemetery you can cato
through tho openings of the shrubbery that bord
tho marsh, occasional glimpses of tho river; h
by passing a break in tho hodgo that hero (livid
tho Catholio from tho Protestant portion of ti
grounds, and walking a few steps to what is, 1
boliove, tho southeastern point of Magnolia, ju
below tho lot of tho KEBIUSON family, you can o
tain, on such a day as that on which our visit v.
paid, a most
MAONTFIOEKT VIEW OP THE CITX AND HABBOB.
Tho eily spires of St. Michael's, St. Philip'
draco Church, tho Citadel Bquaro Baptist Churo
and oven tho low ateeplo of Flynn's Ohurc
and the. cupola of Uio Orphan iiouao, Aie ulear
defined against tho sky ; the dim smoke curls np
from the obimneya of tbo foundries and ateam
milla and trails far behind tho flying locomotive
The residences in tho northeastern part of tho city
can bo recognized, and beyond thom chn bo BCCII
tho clustering masts of the vessels at tho wharves.
The sun glances on the. bluo ripples of tho waiora
of tho bay, while Sumtor looms up in tho distanco,
a ?torn memento of the past. VCBSOIB with white
sails pass to and fro, and row-boat? with their
singing oarsmen, whilo the bluo pines, glittering
sands, white houses and low forti of James' Inland,
Morris Island, Sullivan's Island and 0__ist Church,
form a cluuining background or border, and Castle
Finckney, tbo Charleston Bastile, occupies a prom
nont placo in tho foreground.
Turning back from this view to tho cemetery,
and climbing a low bluff, you como upon tbo bu
rial grounds of tho BAVENELS, HUQEHS, and MANI
aAULTs, which aro all cncloaod with iron rnilinga,
r.nd kept neat and clean. Juat back ol' these is a
squaro enclosed with tall, thick mock orange, and
back of that again ia the burial ground of GEO. W.
WILLIAMS, Esq., in whioh thore was the largest,
prettiest, and sweetest roso wo ever saw. A littlo
farthor round on tho bank of the river ?B the well
VAULT or THE VANUEnnonsT TAMILY,
With ita gloBB door, that permits to every visitor a
poop iuto tho house of the doad. Wo recollect,
years ago, when it was first built, and when it con
tained only ono coffin; now tliree coffins are vis
ible, and thore are others beneath the heavy slabs,
that cannot bo soon. Through tho door can bo
seen marble monuments eot in tho oppoaite wall,
inBcribod in memory of different deceased mombora
of tho family. Tbo first on tho loft is that of Mid
shipman ELIAS VANDEBBOBST, who died at Rio Ja
neiro in 11350. Another is to LEWIS Mourns VAN
DEBHOit-T, who waa killed in battle near Richmond,
Va?, May 28,1864, at the ago of thirty-four. An-,
othor ia to Mrs. ANNA BAVEN LEWIS and her new
born babo, who died in Columbia during tbo burn
ing of tho city by SHE-MAN'S vandals. Thus do our
very tombstones remind us of the barbarities of
Next to this is the burial place of the MIDDLE
TONS, in which aro a number of low stone croaaoa,
which aro striking in the midst of a Protestant
burying ground. Next there is a gloomy looking
vault with the namcB of BENNETT and GOSDON, an
thon another marked MCDOWAI.I? and WBAQO. YOU
can eroas tho Serpentine hero on a bridge or cause
way, and, malling a Blight ascent, come into one of
the prettiest parts of the cemetery
You are now on a kind of island made by the
Serpentine and marah. It ia covered with a grove
of oaks, and ono of tbe first objects that strikes
the oyo is a lifc-sizo statue of a woman kneeling
ou a large monument, which, on nearer examina
tion, seems to be a vault, and has on it, in largo
lottere, "T. A. Conns." JuBt beyond ia a lot en
closed by an iron roiling somewhat in the ahape of
a coffin, which has E. GEDDINOS marked on the
gate. On tho other side of this ia a moBsy oak
that hangB over the marsh and marks tho north
eastern extremity of Magnolia. Here yon got a
good view of the month of Wando River aa it opens
between Christ Church and Daniel's Island, while
in the foreground, just across the creek, ?B an an
cient mill and a fino market farm, having beautiful
live-oaks all along the bank of the crook. Con
tinning your walk round the island, and passing
many handsome tombstones and beautifully ar
ranged lota, yon again oroaa the Serpentine an.
are once more on the mainland. After crossing
the bridge, juat on the brow of the hill, is the
handsome monument of Hon. HEB Boxoz and hit
wife. It representa an altar covered with cloth
' and is in tbo midst of a circular aroa raised above
the level of the surrounding Boil, enclosed in 1
neat iron railing, and beautified by nnmerom
1 flowers and a thick green hodgo. A little farthoi
' on, BO thickly surrounded by bushes that yon cat
' scarcely approach it to road the inscriptions, is the
MONUMENT TO WM. K. TABEB, JB.
' It consists of a marble pedestal, surmounted b?
- a column of the same material. On ono aide of thi
? pedestal ia inacribod, "W. R. TABEB, Jr., bon
July l8, 1828, died September 29,1856." On th<
second, " Mourned by bia friends, bia State, an?
* the South." On the ?hird, "A tribute of Bympatb;
? and affection from his fellow-cit?zens." On th
1 fourth, "Hie remains lm in the family vault in St
- Philip's churchyard."
? The noxt object of interoat was a
i FI-EMEN'a MEMENTO.
3 Thia is a small but handsome monument, erect
r ed by the JEtna Fire Engine Company to th
- memory of ABBAM MEAD, a member of the com
y pony, who diod of yellow fever September 17,185?
- at the ago of twenty-one. It ia made of whit
" marble ; and besidea the inscription, has a Aro on
* gine carved upon it, which gives it an unusux
B appearance in a cemetery.
ft We bave now arrived at the northwoat coi
0 nor of Magnolia, and here we seo the r<
o eoiving tomb or vault in which ?B placod th
r corpse while the grave is being prepared. Jw
~ a few steps from this ia a moat picturcsqno grav
l" yard. It ia very small, only a few square yordf
0 but two Blender pines, like half grown giants of th
l" forest* tower above, whilo two lowly cedars an
Q 601U0 thick shrubbery nestle closely around th
6 graves, 'of which tbero aro only two. One baa n
h tombstone, while tbat of the other, whioh was a
'. upright Blab of marble, has fallen prone upon th
? grave. Thia epot ia enclosed by an iron railinj
'*- on the gato of which aro simply the nomos an
d date : "MINNIE-NATALIE-1800." Wo come no
? to the tomb of
0 KODEIIT LITTLE nOLMES, THF. FXB6T MAN BILLED I
? THE WAB.
?.. Wo romembor it woll, that death. Wo bolonge
n to tho same company, and hoard tho report of ti:
lM musket not moro than ten steps off. What exoib
3, mont was tbero 1 now onragod somo of our me
'O became against tho unfortunate mon who bad a<
'o cidentaliy killed our comrade 1 Colonel PETTIOBE
d Rlept in our barracks that night, stretchod npo
w the floor with no bed or covering save hia oloal
3f It was the night of January 7th, 1861. At dayligl
* next morning, tho guns of the Cadet battery 0
10 Morris Island oponed upon the Star of the Wes
I* At his funeral on that day at the Circular Ohurcl
?- conversation was dividod botwoon the first deat
13 and tho flrat guns ; but, tho story is well told i
is tbo inscription, "Aftor tho resumption of Stat
io Bovoroignty for South Carolina, tho Carolina Ligl
JO Infantry, of which ho was a mombor, was dotaile
is to act as a portion of the garrison of Castle Pine,
ig noy, and in tho porform_noo of that duty ho wi
P- tho flrBt sacrifico of lifo in the servies of tbo Stat
8t no mot his death from tho aooidontal discbargo 1
O'? a rino in tbo banda of a sentinel, January 7, 1801
At tho timo of his doath he was 3D years of ag
ai respected and boloved. A youngor brothor of ti
ol' docoased, at that timo a mcroyonth, afterward a
ut companiod his comrades to Virginia and waa kill?
ca in tbo front of battle. The next monuinct th
10 w0 wuj notico is that of *
T HUGH 8. LfeOABE,
st One of tho handsomest in tho cemetery. It is
b- beautiful column of whitomarble upon a pedestal
M tho aamo, tastefully ornamented with the Bon!
lured coate of arms of tho United States and
South Carolina. In fact.no pon -ketch con gi*
's, an accurate idea of its gracoful beauty. It ia i
h, scribed, " Hoon S. LEOAAB, Attorney-General ai
1), Acting Secretory of Stats of tho United State
ly Bom ?u-uary 2, 1787* kimi in _k>_U>?.. Juno 2
? H ?irr
-..- . .-.-... . .: ?. .' -v?! . .
1843. Aged 40 years." His remains wore moved
to this city and the monument erected in 1857. In
another placo is inscribed, "South Carolina claimB
tho romaine of hor gifted and cherished son.'
"This monumont is orcoted to his momory by II?B
sister, admirara and friends." South Carolina has
produced fow moro ablo or moro distinguished mon
than IIuou S. LEOAKE, and it is oxtromoly grati
fying that BO bandsomo a monument marks his
THE MOST Bl'LENDID MONUMENT IN MAGNOLIA
Is that erected, by his widow, to ELDEIIT P. JONES,
a returned Californian, who died in this city on his
way homo. His wifo was on hor way to moot him,
but on arriving iu this city found bim a corpse.
TI io monument is situated about tho contro uf tho
grounds, occupying a conspicuous position, where
it is seen by all visitors. It would bo an OIUUOHH
task to attempt to describo all tho thousand details
of its Bculplure, but its great fcaturo consists of
four niches, one on each Bide, in each of which is
the statuo of a woman well robod; each of tho
staluoB havo a different attitude, and underneath
a scroll with a consoling verso from scripture. The
inscription is: "ELBUET P. JONES, born in Ken
tucky September 23,1814; died in Charleston April
1,1852. A tributo of affection to a beloved hus
band.'' Next wo uotico tho
TOMB OF JOHN WHITE, EBQ.,
A well-known citizen, who WOB born January
5, 1789, and died August 31, 1859. Mr. WHITE
obtained some reputation as on amateur painter,
and at loast one of his pieces-"The British Offi
cers dining with Marion on Potatoes"-is quite fa
miliar to the popular mind. Next to the tomb of
Mr. WHITE is that of another prominent citizen,
FnEDEBicK SHAEFEB, born 1796, died July, 1859.
Wo como now to tho
GUA VE OF CAPTAIN CHABLER L. BOAO.
This monumont bears tho following inscrip
tion ?-"Captain CHABLES LAWTON BOAG, CO. I,
GBEGG'S 1st ltcgiment, who foil on the field of
battloncar Richmond, Va., Juno 27, 1862, aged 26
years." Beneath this are inscribed his last
warda :-"Tell thom at home I died fighting in do
fonco of my country, and for the honor of South
Near this is the celebrated
It is oncloaed hy a circular iron railing, the gato
of which is remarkable. The posts aro of revolu
tionary six-pounder cannon. Both aro inscribed
with tho V. 8. in largo written characters, nnd
with "JAMES BYERS, fecit 1777, Pha." Ono of them
has tho additional inscriptions, "Auspice Seo,"
"Liberty," "MABTHA WASHINGTON." An arch is
formed over the gate by two revolutionary sabres
crossed, and above tho ?abroa is a rusty iron
dragoon's cap, with a silver pahnotto troo on the
front of it. Tho fluted column of the monumont
is of marblo, and is encircled with a wreath and a
rattTctsnake ready to strike. It is raised on a ped
estal which rests on slabs of granite and marblo,
one upon tho other, gradually decreasing in sizo
from the ground to tho pedestal. Op the four sides
of the marble Blab, immediately beneath the ped
estal, are inscribed "Cowpens," "Hobkirk's Hill,"
"Eutaw Springs," and "Trenton." The pedestal
bears on its four sides tho following inscriptions :
"WILLIAM WASHINGTON, a native of Virginia, Lieu
tenant-Colonel of Cavalry in the Revolutionary
Army of tho United States. Bom Fobruary 28,
1752. Died March 6,1810." "Tho remains of Col.
WM. WASHINGTON and of Mrs. JANE WASHINGTON
rcpoBo in the secluded burial ground of her family
near Rantowlo's Bridge, in the Parish of St. Paul.
The Washington Light Infantry, of Charleston, S.
O., the honored guardians of the coloro of Colonel
WASHINGTON'S regiment, which thoy received from
the hands of his widow, April 19,1827, consecrate
to the momory of both thiB monument, a grateful
offering to heroism, valor, patriotic virtue, ant
"JANE WASHINGTON, a nativo of South Carolina
daughter of CHAS. ELLIOTT, and wife of Lieut. Col
WM. WASHINGTON. Born March 14, 1783. Die<
December 14, 1830." "Virtue," "Valor," "Wash
ington," "W. L. I." "ThiB memorial, dedicate!
May 5,1858, has been erected under a resolution o
tho company adopted unanimously at the semi
centennial anniversary of 1857."
The most remarkable burial place in the whole o
the Magnolia grounds remains yet to be noticed
It is usually known as
THE WISE MONUMENT.
It is a fantastic structure, erected by Mr. A
WISE, a house and sign painter of this city, to th
memory of his wife, which he cherishes to an e?
traordinary degree. It consists, as well as we ca
describo it, of a roof of mosaic work, raised o
pillars, which protects from the weather a statu
of tho doceascd; an imitation Turkish moBqui
made of mosaic and painted glass and a quantity c
sholl work, and a numbor of fancy articles, arnon
which are a ring, a star, an hour-glass, an anchoi
boxes of flowers, Ac., Ac. Several mottoes or BOX
toncos aro painted upon different parts of th
structure, snob as, "God bolp your faithful sou
good night;" "I had your first kiss and your last;
"Justice, Hope, Charity." In the same enclosui
with this structure is a small glass house, contaii
ing the image of a child, and a pedestal supportin
the model of a ship. The story usually .told abor
this burial placo is, that the wife and child died c
wero lost at sea, but wc do not know whether it i
true or not.
We had now come to the Sexton's house, whio
is in the middle of the cemolory, and had seen a
that was to be seen. Looking np, with a sigh <
relief, at tho grand old mousy live-oaks, giant chi
drou of a century gono by, that stretch out tho
gnarled limbs on ovory hand, wo bade farewell i
Magnolia. If it will bo any consolation to ti
tired reader, he may rolled that wo wore as tire
then as he is now, and that we still had three mil?
to walk, while he or she can stop right hore..
tJWE SUBSCRIBERS, HAVING BEEN APPOINTE
X Sole Agents, in thiB city, for Mesura. NELSON
MoILWAINE'S CELEBRATED SMOKING TOBACCOE
would respectfully coll tho attention of. Merchants ar
Doalors to tho eamo. We We on hand, and will r
ce Ive regularly Xrom the Factory, full euppUcs of the fe
lowing celebrated branda :
?THE GREAT SOUTHERN HARMONIZER"
"THE GUERILLA CLUB"
"THE BIRD'S EYE,"
s&mploa of which can bo scon at our H toro.
Tho above brands have attained considerable oelebrl
in most of our Rou thorn citios, and we would warn dei
era against counterfeit branda
LAUREY k ALEXANDER,
No. 187 East Bay.
Novauiber O'_'_ _ tetu3
A. S. FBEITAS,
PAINTS, OHS. GLASS, PUTTY, ETC., RRADY-MHUS
PAINTS, IN QUANTITIES TO BUTT ,
No. 174 East Bay.
HOUSE, SIGN, SHIP AND ORNAMENTAL PAIN
INO. Gliding, Graining, Imitation? of Wood, Me
bia, and all other work appertaining to me trade,?]
cutod In a neat and workmanlike manner, by
PRKITAS it RIDDELL,
A. S. TORTA*...-..ISAAC BTRIDDBI
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COOKING STOVES AND RANGES.
WE ARE NOW PEEP ABED TO FURNISH OUR FRIENDS AN?
CUSTOMERS with the most approved varieties of the above. Our
long and thorough experience in this City enables us to fur
nish the very be?_t article of every class, and WE GUARANTEE
THE PERFECT OPERATION OF EVERY RANGE OR STOVE Wr;
AMONG OCR ?ANGES TI1ERE IS TI?E
DEFIANCE IMPROVED MOTT'S PATENT,
The most convenient, simple, durable and tasteful RANGE ever
made in America, and one that combines all the best and latest
We have the exclusive sale of the celebrated
STEWART'S PATENT COOKING STOVE,
Which, to all the usual conveniences of the best of other
STOVES, adds a COPPER RESERVOIR for water heated by the
waste smoke; a spacious CLOSET for keeping food hot when
cooked, and a detached ROASTER of ample size, warranted to
roast all meats perfectly. This STOVE is admitted to be the most
perfeot thing of the kind j and we will take pleasure in showing
it to all who may call upon us.
8HEPHEED, DUC & COHEIR,
No. 297 KING STREET, CHAB-ESTON.
September 29 S_oo
TINWARE AT WHOLESALE.
WE, HAVING PURCHASED VALUABLE ItUCMKERT FOR TUE PlJI.rOSE.oF
manufacturing Tinware extensively in all its branches, would respectfully call
the attention of Merchants and Dealers throughout the country to our Wares*
Having greater facilities than any other House in the State, we are able to offer
our Goods as low as they can be boughton New York, with (he expenses added.
SHEPHERD, DUO ?fe CO-HEEIST,
KO. 297 KING STREET, CHARLESTON.
420 KING-STREET, 420
EA8T SIDE, THREE DOORS SOUTH OF CALHOTJN,
GOUDKOUP & BEUTHIfER.
PEE 8TEAMEH WK HAVE REOETVED A CHOICE I?OT OP MOUSLINB, MOHAIR PLAIDS AND FIAIS
LYONNAIS, Bibbed Poplins lor Ladiea Dresse., ._-. BODO Embroidered Popllos, a b?-utlfui article, -oeervlmg
the attention of Ladle ii.
A few pieces of .bantlll; Prints at 14 oanU.
Black Alpaca, all gradea; Canton (JlotUs and Merlnoes.
More of that Super Black French Cloth and Doeekln at fl.GOand $3.60, reepecti-vely, bought loir, And ecld lo
acoordaaoo with the times, far below their proper valuation.
Wo would call the attention of our customers to a superior lot of ENGLISH BLANfiETS, "soldas tbey are." &t
much leas than the market pri?e.
Extra Hea-y Bed, Blue and Groy Twilled Flannels, Welsh Flannels, be.
Black Thibet and Merino Shawls, Cloth Cloaks and Basques, very low.
A full lino of English and French Oaaelmeres, Ilatlnefs, Tweed?, Ac.
Another invoice of those Heavy Kentucky Jeans at 26 cents.
Our facilities for obtaining goods at low prices being unsurpassed, we have adopted as our motto "Q-lcB
Soles and Small Profit-," which will be to the advantage of ourselves and customers.
?tar* Mr. JOHN G. ADAMS, formerly with Thoo. Wallace, will bo happy to aco his friends _ud
patrons. lino October 20
CORNER KING AND MARKET 8T8.,
KNOWN AS THE ADGER BUILDING,
rp__IE8 PLEASURE IN INFORMING THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE THAT HE HAS CHANGED niS
JL CLOTHING STORE INTO A DRY GOODS BUSINESS, and offers his well selected Stook as low cr lower
than Dry Goods have been Belling In this market.
CONai-STrNf? IN PABT AS FOLLOWS :
FANCY AND PLAIN DELAINES
AND AMERICAN CALICOE?
And other artiolee too numer?os to mention, to which I respectfally invito the attention of the
ladiea of Charleston and vicinity.
M. WISEBURG, Agent.
P. 8.-Oar rex-nan t of OLOTHLSG, which we offer at cost, we havo removed to the back part of thebnildiny,
to which we call the attention of city and country merchant?. ENTRANOE ON MARKET STREET.
October 36 I m o
CHEAP CASH STOJE-E.
BOOTS, SHOES, TRUNKS, VALISES, &C
TKIQ DEALER IN I* IV5_
GOOD8, CAN NOW BE FOUND
AT THE CORNER KING AND
CANNON STREETS. THE PUB
LIC, AS WELL AS H18
FRIENDS, CAN OBTAIN A
FIRST-CLASS ARTICLE OF
BOOTS, GAITERS, SHOES,.
FOR GENTLEMEN, LADIES
ARD CHILDREN, AT
Very Reduced Pri?es ;
COUNTRY FRIENDS AND
ACQUAINTANCES ARE ALSO*
INVITED TO CALL AND PUR
CHASE FROM HIM.
COR KING & GAMOK-STS
King and fonnoa-ntreit?
JSCYcml-cr 3 ?Ua*
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