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The Star of Hope.
What cheers the lonely wanderer's toil,
In search of wealth, on foreign soil,
And lights his features wah a smile?
The star of hope.
The sailor boy on his giddy height, ,
Rcck'd to and fro, in darkest night.
Still sees, with clear, enraptur'd sight,
Tlie star of hdpel
But. ah! the captive best can tell,
Boora'd from tho light of Heaven to dwsll;
What cheers the darkness ol" his cell
The star of hope! "
The absent lover knows its light;
It charms his heart with visions bright,
He trails, led on by fancy's night,
Thc star of hope!
And they, who seek, from ila y to day,
Tidings of friends, far, faraway,
Lives 'neath that bright aad heaven born
The star of hope!
When bending o'er some loved one's couch -
Back'd bv disease's with'ring touch.
What hides thc tyrant's dread approach?
" The star of hope!
What lights tho Christian OIL bis road,
Sustains his heart "neath sorrow's load,
And points to Heaven, and ti) Cod?
Thc star of hope!
What gilds the morning of our life?
What cheers the soul in earthly strife
And boothe's the closing eve of life?
The ste r nf Iii ?pc!
Hope is the prince", thc freeman, peas?
Its cheering ray on all alike descend;
Oh! ever on life's thorny patli attend,
Thou star of hope!
WINNSBGUO, July, ISi'J.
A DUEL IN A BALLOON:
An affair of this nature took place
on the occasion of the last ascent but
one of the celebrated and lucky aero?
naut, M, G ?dard. M. Godard took
with him on that day, as his compag?
non du voyage, a wealthy private gen?
tleman, who paid one thousand francs
for the privilege of sharing in the
perils of tho expedition. Tho weather
could not have Loen niory propitious,
and tho. balloon shot up rapidly to a
"What effect does that have upon
you?'' askod M. Godard to his com?
"Nothing," said he, laconically.
"My compliments to you,'7 said M.
Godard. "You aro the first whom I
have ever soon arrive at stich an alti?
tude without betraying some emo?
"Keep on mounting," said the tra?
veler, with a gravity supreme.
JM. Godard C).I:K ottuaOlUC ballast,
and the balloon ascended" some 500
feet hight r.
.'And no.T,'* added M. Godard,
"coes your heart beat?"
"Nothing yet," replied his compa?
nion, with an air which approached
closely to impaiionoe.
.'Tho. deuce!" exclaimed "AL Godard.
'.You have really, my dear sh', the
most portee*, qualifications to be an
The balloon still aseeuiled; when I
1,000 feet higher, M. Godard interro?
gated a third tune his companion
"Nothing, nothing-not tho shadow
of a lear whatever!" answered the
tra velor, with a tono positively discon
. tented, and like a mau who had expe?
rienced a prob.und deception.
"Goodness me! so much the worse
then," said the seronaut, smiling;
"bat I must renounce all hopes of
making you afraid. The balloon is
high enough. We are going to de?
"Certainly; there would lie danger
in mounting higher."
"That does not make the slightest
difference to me; I do not choose to
"You what?" asked M. Godard.
. ' 'I say I wish to ascend higher ; keep
on mounting. I have given 1,00U
francs to experience some emotion; I
must do so, and I will not descend
until I have felt some emotion."
M. Godard commenced to laugh: he
behoved at once that it was all a joke.
"Will you ascend once more?" de?
manded the traveler, seizing him by
the throat, and shaking him with vio?
lence; "when shall I feel some emo?
AI. G. relates that at this moment
he felt himself lost. A sudden and
dreadful revelation broke upon him in
regarding tho strangely dilated eye of
his compagnon du voyage; he had to do
with a madman !
To try to make a maniac listen to
reason-to ask for help amidst the
If even the unfortunate seronaut
had any defensive weapon, he would,
after all, have been capable of defend?
ing himself; but it is not usual for
people to furnish themselves with
pistols for a voyage in a balloon, and
certainly one would not dream of
meeting with a warlike encounter ta
the sturt*. v
Thc earth was five thousand feet
beneath-moot horrible depthjandthe
least movement of the now furious
madman might eanse tho car to cap?
M. .Godard, witb^ the presence of
mind acquired by him in so many of
his daring ferial expeditions, made all
these reflections in the space . of a
"Ah, ah, you aro mocking me, my
fine fellow, continued the madman,
without loosening his grip. "Ah, you
think to rob me of 1,000 francs, as
well as my emotion. Very well, be
qniet. It's my turu to laugh. It's
you now who are going to cut a caper. "
The madman was possessed of pro?
digious muscular strength. M. Go?
dard did not even attempt to defend
"What do you wish from me?"
''Simply to amuse myself ia seeing
you turn a summersault," answered
the madman, with a ferocious smile.
"But first," (the m:idmau . seemed to
bethink himself,) "I have my idea. I
! wish to see if I can't find some emo
Ltion up there. I must put myself
I astride on the semi-circle."
i The madman indicated with his
i finger the upper part of the balloon.
. Just in speaking, he commenced to
! climb along tho t .rds which held the
car attached to the balloon.
M. Godard, who had before trem?
bled for himself, was forced to do so
now for the madman.
"Hut. miserable man, you are going
! to kill yourself; yon will be seized
"No remarks." hissed the madman,
seizing bini again by tho ?rollar, "or 1
will af once pitch von into tho abyss.
"At least," observed M. Godard,
"allow me to put this cord around
your body, so that you may remain
attached to the balloon."
"Be it so," said the madman, whr
appeared to comprehend the utility ol
? the precaution.
I Thia done, furnished with his core
1 of safety, the madman commenced t<
climb among the ropes with thc agility
of a squirrel. He roached the balloon,
and placed himself astride the semi
circle as ho had said. Once there, he
rent the air with a lout shout of tri
umph, and drew his knife from his
"What are you going to do?" asket
M. Godard, who feared that he migh
have an idea of ripping open the hal
"To make myself comfortable forth
with." Uttering those word?, tin
madman siowiy eur the cord of safety
which M. Godard had attached to hi:
With a ningle puff of wind to shaki
tho balloon, the miserable ereatnr.
must roll over into the abyss! M
Godard shut his ovos, in order not t<
see. Tho madman chips his hands
he Cannot contain himself with de
light, lie spurs the balloon wit!
his heel, as if on horseback, to guidi
"And now," yelled forth the mad
mau, brandishing his knife, "we ar
going to laugh. Ah, robber, yoi
thought to make me descend! Vcr
well. It is yon who are going to tum
ble down, in a moment, and quiche
M. Godard had 'not time to make
movement or put in a single word
Before he was able to divine the in
fernal intention of the madman, th
latter, still astride of thc sexni-circic
had cut-oh, horror!-four of th
cordages which suspended the car t
tho balloon ! The car inclines herr
bly-it only holds by two, I wa
going to say by one cord, so slight d
they appear! It would have been a
over with Godard ii* he had notgraq
ed desperately at tho two remaining
The knife of the madman approach?
the last of the cords-yet a monier
and all will be oyer!
"A word, a single word," cried IV
"No; no pardon," vociferated tl
"I clo'not ask for pardon. On tl
"What is it you wish, then ?" eric
tho madman, astonished.
"At this moment, now," continue
the oronaut, hurriedly, 'we are at
height of 5,000 feet,"'
"Stop," sadd the madman; "th
will bo charming to tumble down fro
suqh a height."
"It is still too low," added M. G
"How so?" asked tho madma:
"Yes; my experience as an reronni
has taught me that death is not cr
tain to ensue from a fall from this el
vation. Tumble for tumble, I min
prefer to fall from such a height as
be killed outright, rather than to ri
only being lamed. Have the chavi
to precipitate me from a height
9,000 feet, only."
"Ah! that'll do," said the madma
whom th? mention of a more horrir.
tall charmed amazingly.
M. Godard follows heroically 1
purpose, and throws over an enormous
quantity of ballast. The balloon
makes a powerful bound, and mounts
500 feet in a very few seconds. Only
(and whilst the madmun surveys tlu's
operation with a meuaeing air) the
ajronaut thinks to accomplish another,
in a sense quiie contrary.
The quick eye of M. Godard had
remarked that among the cords spared
by tjke madman, figures the one lead?
ing to tho valve. His plan is taken.
He draws this cord, it opens the valve
fixed in the upper part of the balloon
for the purpose of allowing any excess
of tho hydrogen gas to escape, and the
result which he hoped for was not long
in making itee.1*" apparent. Little be?
little the madman becomes drowsy,
asphyxiated by the vapors which sur?
The madman being sufficiently as
pllyxiated for his puiposo, M. Godard
allows the balloon to descend slowly
to the earth.
Tho drama is finished. Arrived on
terra Jirmu, M. Godard, not bearing
any hatred to the author of his peril?
ous voyage, hastened to restore him
to animation, ano then had him con?
veyed, hands and feet hound, to the
, School Notice.
MIts. E. It. LAURENS has opened a
DAY SCHOOL for boys ami girle.
Applicants are requested to call at the West
toi?mee: of Theological Seminare, ?n
Bia ..ding street._Aug 4 2*
" THE CHRISTIAN IXDEX.
BY tie- FIRST OF OCTOBER, or as soon
as the mails are re-established, 1 will
renew Wie publication oi tho "OHRlSTIAii
INDEX" ami the ..CHILD'S INDEX1" I have
Price of "Index," per annum.?:i 00
Trice i f "Child's Index," " . 5t!
"(A deduction made for Clubs.)
Mi>noy may bo remitted at one.-, as my
determination is positive. My dos i re is to
secure a large subscription list with which
to begin, and I issue this prospectus that
subscribers may have time to forward their
It in my intention to issue first class
papers, and no pams, or cypeilfV' will be
spared to secure that end. Th? best writers
and correspondents will he secured, anti
tho highest religious and literal--- talent will
be given to the papers. Th? CHILD'S
PAPE?! will be profusely illustrated ?md
will, :u every sense, be made to conform to
us new title,
THE CHILD'S DELIGHT!
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wist: -if' bv Express, at my risk, if the Ex?
press receipt is sent inc, ou the resumption
ol mail facilities.
.dy connection with thc firm cf J. "A".
Barlte .V Co., is dissolved, but I will . sta?
blish an office in Macon, Georgia, where
communications mav bc addressed.
Aug?lmo * SAMUEL BO YE IN.
AN ii FOR SALE BY
AT HIS RESIDENCE,
Corner banding and Bull Streets.
TYTHITE SWISS MUSLIN,
VV " BRILLIANTS,
WHITE STRIPED CAMBRIC,
li Plain Cambric,
" B. E. Diaper,
>; Huck. Pi:' ocr Towels,
" *' Linen,
" ' . " " Sheeting,
" Nainsook Muslin,
" Victoria Lawn,
" Linen and Paper Collars,
" Cambric Edging,
" " Huck. Towelling,
" Enamel Shirt Bosoms,
Fancy Grenadine Dress Goods,
Brown 7-8 and 4-4 Shit ting3,
" " Drill.
Striped " " Shirting,
Blue Denims, Gent's Buck Cauntlotts,
Dress Braids, Brown Windsor Soap,
Children's Doll3, Black Alpaca,
Hair Pins, Diaper do..
Dress Pins, Needles, Ladies' Gloves,
Tuck. Dressing and Fine Combo,
Hair, Nail ami Tooth Brushes,
Pearl, Agate and Lasting Buttons,
Coat and Vest Buttons,
Huop Skirts, Children's White Hose,
Children's Hound Combs,
Enibroid, Lace Handkerchiefs,
II. S. and Plain Handkerchiefs,
White and Brown Half Hose,
Ladiej' White Hose, Pocket Knives,
White and Black Spool Cotton,
Black Silk Belt Ribbons,
Cambric Spensers, Gent's Gloves,
Bluu, Green and Brown Veil Borage,
Spotted Linen for pants.
Embroidery Cotton, Darning do.
Silk Elastic. Linen Tape, Cotton do.
Leather Belts, Black Silk do.
Colored Silk Belts,
Linen Setts, Suspenders.
Hooks and Eye:, Hair Nets.
Corsets, Trunks. Whalebone.
Ruffling, Sewing Silk, Shoe Lacets.
Corset Lacets, Ball Cord.
RIO COFFEE, JAVA do.
Green Tea, Brown Sugar.
Whito Sugar, White Crushed do.
Rnta Baga Turnip Seed.
Wheat Flour, Molasses.
Soap, Starch, Segars.
Smoking: Tob?ceo, Chewing do. %
Mackerel, Herring, Sardines.
Bottled Lager, Blacking, Candles.
In view of thc importance of tho approach?
ing Convention, it ie of vital consequence
to us that we should be represented by men,
not only of patriotism and experience, but
of legal acquirements. I beg, thcrcfluro.'to
present to the voters of Riehlanibth/ names
of the following gentlemen, who aro emi?
nently fitted for tho responsible post for
..Inch thev are nominated:
CHANCE LI Ol? CARROL,
HON. WM. F. Dr.SAUSSCRE,
COL. WM. WALLACE,
COL. F. w. MCMASTER.
August 3 - .
THE following gentlemen are respectfully
suggested as candidates for tho Convention
to be held in September next:
A. IC TAYLOR,
W. A. HARRIS,
_J. ti. GIB.'JES. July 'Jl
Vol- tile Convention.
Thc friends of thc Union and of their
State, desiring to bring into her councils
practical knowledge, sound patriotism and
devotion to her best interests, respectfully
nominate the following gentlemen as dele?
gates tj the Nt:ilo Convention from the
District of Richland:
WADE HAM PI ON,
A. ll. TAYLOR,
W. A HARRIS.
I-.-atlquarter* Military District ot
Clia i teston.
VEPARTMEXT so urn CA ROI.IX A.
ASSISTANT ADJUTANT-C EN.'S OFFICE,
CHARLESTON, S. C.. Julv ^7, ISC5.
I"")ERSON:5 desiring to publish Newspaper!
witlm. :'. .. hoots ol this District, are
hereby info: r:.-_d i^*'. ?X will ilr:t bc r.ccer.
sary to obtii? tr.e conceit ci" thc I-Iajci
Gei.erai Coinni&udicg thc Dcpr.rtircnt.
Dj CC."!?A:I? cf
Drovct lirig. Ocr.. JCHI" P. HATCH.
LrcN/.r.r U. PSET.X, Aca'; A?:. C-c::.
E. Sf-isa JEXEST, 1st L:c_zt. a::? A. J-., IS..
cr. ?tig 7 ic
35?^xi.. Drtlitiiry r^.'.ctr.'ct orc?ir.rlcotcn. i
CSAB??3TC:T, Z. C., Jul- 22, loC:-.
T71<TIL further crdcrr., thc tction cf thc I
(U Superior a:?d Circuit Frcvcct Court cf j
...::e Sub-Dir.tricts, -iii r.ct be final until ?
approved by the Sub-Dlririct Commr.udcrj.
Bv command ol
' Br.nr'r MA.;. GZN JOHN P. HATCH, j
LEONARD ii. PERRY, A. A. (j.
E. HARTUS J?:W::TT, III Lieut, 55th Mass, j
Vols., A. A. A. -.1. Aug -1 .! ;
Hdqrs, military District orCHarlcston, j
CHARLESTON, S. C., Julv 2S. i860. !
C. EXE RA I. oJiDirJiS X(J. S3.' ?
ITHE fallowing is published for the in- ?
. formation ami guidance of all con- j
jcrusiucTioN or S'.TIUUOR AND CIRCUIT :?EO- j
VOST C0EET?? OF THE MILITARY DISTRICT, j
CHARLESTON, ANO PROCEDERE IN CA??i OF |
APi'EAL FROM SAXE. 1
I. The jurisdiction of the Superior Fro- i
vost Court shah extend to all CM ses of pro- I
porty, debt and damages, where the amount j
m litigation exceeds one hundred dollars, j
(iluo;) in all cases <<i crimes, misdemean?
ors and vii i..'?un of orders, the Superior
Provost Court ahalbhave concluront juris?
diction with the Circuit Provo*;: Cotirt.
2". Tile jurisdiction of tho Circuit Provest
Court shall extend to all cases of property,
debt and damages, whore the amount in
litigation does not exceed oin? hundred dol?
lars, ($100;) in lill cases of clinics, misde?
meanors, and vi dation ol' orders, the Cir- I
cuit Provost Court will bc governed by the !
Rules pn- cribed in Paragraph V, General
Orders No. 102. Headquarters Department
South, June _7, ISO."?.
:t. In ali cases ol' appeal from thc decision ?
of either of thc above mentioned Courts, to j
thc District or Sub-District Commanders, I
the appellant will notify tin- President ol
the Court of his desire to appeal; the Pre?
sident will then instruct the parties in tho |
case to preparo a written and brief state- I
ment of their claim and answer respectively. I
and also tho cause of tile appeal. Upon I
this statement the President will concisely j
endorse the reasons for the decision of tho j
Court, affixing his signature thereto; tho :
paper will then be forwarded to Sub-District I
Headquarters for the consideration of the i
Sub-District Commander. If the appeal is |
made to him he will endorse thereon his dc- j
siskin,*and return it to the Court in which ?
tho case originated, which will direct tho |
If the appeal is made to the District Com- i
mander, or higher authority, the Sub-Dis- j
trict Commander will endorse thereon his j
apinion, and forward it.
4. Appellants inuit distinctly state in |
their appeal to what Commander they >
ippeal; and an appeal having once been |
uade. either to a Superior or Inferior Com- ]
minder, and a decision had thereon, that |
iecision will be final, and no subsequent j
ippeal will be permitted.
5. In casca of appeal where tin- amount
n litigation does not exceed one hundred
iollars ( -100) in all cases ol tines, and in all
;asos of imprisonment, not exceeding one
nonth. appeals must be made to the Sub
District Commander, whose decision will bo
nial. All other appeals, not embraced in
,ho above mentioned dusses, may be made
o thc District Commander, though the Sub
District Commander can have jurisdiction
lt the option of the appellant.
The Courts will advino parties as to the
:quitablene>-s of thou decisions, in order to
ivoid complication and a multiplicity of
6. Owners of property in thc hands of tho
Military Authorities, claimed by citizens,
viii recpiiro tho final action of the District
II. All Commissioned Officers and Eniist
!d Men of the 5fith New York Vet. Vols.,
md 102d U. S. C. T., serving in whatever
:apacity in this District), are horehy relieved,
md will report at once to their Regimental
Commander for duty.
Ry command of
BREV'T MAT. GEN. JOHN P. HATCH.
LEONARD B. PEKRY, A. A. G.
E. HARRIS JEWXTT, let Lieut, f.lth Mar>n.
Tole., A. A. A. 0. Aux .> i
liy t?ic jfrG-viviv.mil ,G?vsruor -an" tltd
State fi" Soutb C?< toli.ta..
IIEREAS His Excellency President
Johnson baa issued Ids proclama?
tion, appointing me (Benjamin P. Perry)
Provisional Governor in and tor the Statetjf
South Carolina, with pow ur to prescribe
such rules ami regulation.; aa may tic acces?
sary an^ proper Far convening a Convention
of thc estate, composed of delegates to bo
chosen by that portion of the people e>f said
State who aro loy td to the United States,
for the purpose ot altering or amending thc
Constitution thereof: and wit ii authority to
exercise within the limits of the State" all
the powers necessary and proper to enable
such loyal people to restore said State to iis
constitutional relations to the Federal Gov?
ernment, and to present such a. Republican
form of State Government as will entitle the
State tn the guarantee of, tue United States
therefor, and its 1 ..opie t? protection by the
United States against invasion,insurrection
and domestic violence.
Noa-, therefore, in obedience to the pro?
clamation of his Excellency Andrew John?
son, Prcsi lent of the United States, I,
BENJAMIN F. PERRY, Provisional Gover?
nor ot the Str.!-: of South Carolina, for tho
purpose ot organizing a Provisional Gov?
ernment .11 South Curelina, reforming the
Stat" Costitution, and restoring civil au?
thority in said State under the Constitution
and laws 01, thu United States, do hereby
proclaim and declare that all civil officers in
South Carolina, v.'ho were in oiliee when the
Civil Government of tty State was suspend?
ed, ?a May last, (except those r.rrested or
under prosecution for treason,) shall, on
taking tho oath of allegiance prescribed in
tho President's Amnesty Proclamation of
tho Suth day of May,"l86f>, resumo tho
duties cf thur offices, and continue to dis?
charge their, under S.e Provisional Govern?
ment till further appointments aro made.
Ard I dc further proclaim; declare and
rr.akc knevr.., that it i:i the duty c-i all loyal
citizera cl lite State ci .?outh Carolina to
pryuiutly ge forward f.n? take t::c oath of
tilcsiancc tc txic United States, Leiore some
lucgictrate cr military officer ci' the F?d?rai
Government, wac may OJ qualified for ad
::..::: itcring oaths; ana euch are* hereby
aui:.o.ucd ts ?iV~ certified copier thereof
tv tuc persons. respectively by whom they
-.cte made. And such "ma'gkstiaics or
cilice:e ate hereby required tG transmit the
originale ei r?ch oaths at a.=> carly a day as
may bc convenient, to th. Department of
State, :n the city of, Washington, D. C.
Aua 1 do farther proclaim, dcolare and
make known, t'iit tue Managers of Elec?
tions throughout thc- State of South Caroli?
na Will iiokl an election tor members of a
State Convention, at their respective pre?
cinct.-, on the FIRST MON DA i IN Si^P
TEM????? NEXT, according to the laws of
South Carolina m force before thc ?recession
ci if$- Stute; and that each Election Dis?
trict in the State shall elect aa many mem?
bers oi ! nc Convention aa the said District .
has members of the House of Representa?
tives-toe baoi.i of representation being
population :tnd taxation. This will yive
uno untidied arid twenty-four ftiembers to
the Convention-a number siaticienily large
u> represent c.verv portion of the State mc-jt
tully. * * .
Lvory loyal citizen who has taker, th?
Amnesty oath and not within the excepted
classes . in the President's Proclamation,
will be entitled to vote, provided he was a
legf.l vot'.T under the Constitution as it
stood prior to the sece;wio:i ol' South Caro?
lina. And ail who are within tho excepted
ciasscs must taite the oath and apply tor a
pardon, in order to cuatis'them io vote or
become members td' tile Convention.
The members ol' thu Convention tims
elected on the lirst Monday in September
next, are beret'v required to convene in tho
city ol' Columbia, on WEDNESDAY, the 13th
day of September, l?&j, ?or the purpose of
altering and amending the present Consti?
tution ol' South Carolina, -jr remodelling
and making a new one, which "will conform
to the great changes which have taken
place In the State, and be more in accord?
ance with Republican principies and equali?
ty of representation.
And 1 dt) farther }iroclaim and make
known, that the Constitution and ?.il laws of"
force in South Carolina prior to the seces?
sion of the State, are hereby made of loree
under tho Provisional Government, except
wherein they may conflict with the provi?
sions of this proclamation. And the Judges
and Chancellors of tho State aro hereby
required to exercise all the powers and per?
form ah the duties which appertain to their
respective offices, and especially in criminal
cases, lt will bc expected of the Federal
military authorities now ni South Carolina,
to lena their authority to the civil officers
of tin; Provisional Government, lor the pur?
pose of enforcing tue laws and preserving
thc peace ami good order pf the Stata. .
And i do further command and enjoin all
go .id a tul lawful citizens of the Suite to
unite in enforcing the laws and bringing to
justice* all disorderly persons, all plunder?
ers, robbers and marauders, all vagrants
and idle persons who are wandering about
without employment (r any visible means
ol' supporting themselves.
lt is also expected that all former owners
of freed persons will be kind to them, and
not turn elf the children or aged to perish;
and the freed men and women are earnestly
enjoined to make contracts, just and fair,
for remaining with their former owner.
In order to facilitate as much as possible
thc application for pardons under the ex?
cepted sections of the President's Amnesty
Proclamation, it is stated for information
that all applications must be by petition,
stating the except?an, and accompanied
with thc. oath prescribed. This petition
must bc lirst approvid hythe Provisional
Clo\ernor, ami tuen fi rwarded to the Presi?
dent. The headquarters of the Provisional
Governor will bo at Greenville, where all
itommnnications to him must be addressed.
The newspapers of this State will publish
this proclamation till tho election for mem?
bers of the Convention.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set
my hand and seal? Done nt tho
[L. s.] town of Greenville, this 20th day of
Julv, in tho year of our Lord, 1665,
and of the independence of tho
United States the ninetieth..
B. F. PERRY.
By the Provisional Governor:
WuxiAu H. Pr.KK?. Private Secrctarv.