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Aa *r?eid?j?t of ttar W?r.
B?* T. M.
[On one Occasion during the war in Vir
?rinia, General Lee was lying asleep by the
way-side, when an army of 15,000 men
passed bj with hushed voices and foot?
steps, lest they should disturb his slum?
bers.] ?
O'erconio with weariness and care?
The war-wora veteran lay
On ih*i gr?en turf of his native land,
And slumbered by the way. '
, The breezo that sighed,across his brow,
And smoothed its deepened lines,
Fresh hom his own loved mountains bore
The murmur of their pines,,
. And the glad sound of waters;
The blue, rejoicing streams,
Whose sweet, familiar tones were bleut
" With the musio of his dreams;
They brought no sound of battle's din,
Shrill fife or clarion,
But only tendirest memories
Of his own fair Arlington.
While thus tin chieftain slumbered,
Forgetful of his tare,
Tue hollow tramp of thousands
Came sounding thro' thc air;
' . With ringing spur and sabre,
And trampling feet, they come
Gay plume and rustling banner,
And life, and trump, and drum;
But soon the foremost column
Sees where, beneath thc shade,
In slumber, calm as childhood,
Their wearied chief is laid;
And down the Uno a murmur
From lip to hp there ran,
Until thc stilly whisper
Had spread to rear and van;
And o'er the host, a silence
As deep and sudden fell,
As tho' some mighty wizard
? Had hushed them with a spell;
And every sound was muffled.
And every soldier's tread
Fell lightly'as a mother's
Bouud lier baby's cradle-bed;
And rank, and tile, 'and column,
So softly on they swept;
It seemed a ghostly army
Had passed him as ho slept;
But mightier than enchantment
Was that whose, magic wove
' Thc spell that hushed their voices
Deepest reverence and love.
[AftirojK/litun Jlecord.
?
-T
Tlie Volunteer Counsel.
A THRTTiTiTXjB STORY.
John Taylor was licensed, when ?
youth of twenty-two, to practice al
the bar. He was poor, but wei
educated, and possessed extraordinary
genius. He married a beauty, whe
afterwards deserted him for another.
On the 9th of April, 1840, the
Court House in Clarksville, Texas,
was crowded to overflowing. Ai
exciting case was about to be tried
George Hopkins, a ?vealthy planter,
had offered a gross insult to Marj
Ellison, the young and beautiful wif<
of his overseer. The husband threat
* ened to chastise him for the outrage,
when Hopkins went ta Ellison's house
and shot him in his own door. Th<
murderer was bailed to answer the
. charge. This occurrence producec
great excitement, and Hopkins, ir
'order to turn the- tide of populai
indignation, had circulated reports
against lier character, and she sued
him for slander. Both suits wert
pending-for murder and slander.
The interest became deeper when il
was known that Pike and Ashley, ol
Arkansas, und S. S. Prentiss, of New
Orleans, by enormous fees, had beer
retained to defend Hopkins.
Hopkins w as acquitt ed. Tl ie Tcxa;
lawyers were overwhelmed by theil
opponents. It was a fight of dwari
against giant. '
The slander case was for the 9th
and the throng of spectators grew ir
numbers as well as excitement; publii
opinion was setting in for Hopkins
his money had procured witnesse;
who served his powerful advocates
When the slander case was called.
Mary Ellison was left without an at
torney-all had withdrawn.
* "Have you no counsel V" inquiret
Judge Mills, looking kindly at thc
plaintiff.
"No. sir: they have all deserted me
and I am too poor to employ any
any more," replied the beautiful Mai-;
bursting into tears.
"In such case, will not some chival
rous member of the professioi
volunteer?" said the Judge, glancinj
around the bar.
The thirty lawyers were silent.
"I will, your honor," said a voie
from the thickest part of the crowd
behind the bar. .
At the sound of that voice man;
started-it was unhealthy, sweet ant
mournful. The first sensation wa
changed into laughter, when a taU
gaunt, spectral figure elbowed his wa;
throught the crowd, and placed him
self within the bar. His clothe
looked so shabby that tho ocurt hesi
tated to let the case proceed througl
his management.
"Has your name been entered OJ
the rolls of the State?" demanded th
Judge.
"lt is immaterial," answered th
stranger, Iiis thin, bloodless lip
curling up with a sneer. "Herc i
my license from the highest tribuni
of AmericdJi and he handed th
Judge a broad parchment. The trie
went on.
' He suffered the witnesses to tell
then: own story, and he allowed the
defence to lend off: Ashley spoke
first, followed by Pike and Prentiss.
The latter brought the house down in
cheers, in which the jury joined.
It was* now the stranger's turn.. He
rises-before the bar, not behind it
and so near the wondering jury that'
he might- touch the foreman with his
long bony finger. He proceeded, to
tear to pieces the arguments of Ash?
ley, which melted away at his touch
like frost before1 a sunbeam; every
one looked surprised. Anon* he came
to the dazzling wit of the poet lawyer,
Pike. Then the" curl of his hp grew
sharper, his smooth face began to
kindle, and Iiis eyes to open, dim and
dreary no longer, but vivid as light?
ning, red as lire-globes, and glaring
as twin meteors. The whole soul was
in the eye; the full heart streamed
out of his face. Then without be?
stowing au tulusicn to Prentiss, he
turned short around on the perjured
witnesses of Hopkins, tore their tes?
timony into shreds, and hurled into
their faces such terrible invectives
that all trembled like aspens, and two
of them fled from the-court house.
Tho excitement of the crowd was be?
coming tremendous. Their united
souls seemed to hang upon the burn?
ing tongue of the stranger; he in?
spired them with the power of hi?
malignant passions; he seemed to
havo stolen- nature's long hidden
secret of attraction. But his greatest
triumph was to come.
His eye began to glance at the. as?
sassin Hopkins, as his lean taper fin?
gers assumed the same direction. He
hemmed the wretch with a Avail of
strong evidence and impregnable ar?
gument, cutting off all hope of escape j
He dug beneath the murderer's feet
ditches of dilemma, and held the
slanderer up to* the scorn and con?
tempt of the populace. ? Having thus
girt him about with a circle of fire,
he stripped himself to the work of
massacre.
Oh! then it was a vision both glo?
rious and dreadful to behold the
orator. His actions became as impe?
tuous *as the motion.of an oak in a
hurricane. His voice became a trum?
pet filled with wild whirlpools, deaf
.ening the ear with crashes of power,
and yet mtermingled all the while
with a sweet undersong of the softest
.cadence. His forehead glowed like a
heated furnace, his countenance was
haggard, like that of a maniac, and
eyer and anon he flung his long and
bony arms on high* as if grasping
after thunderbolts.
He drew a picture of murder in
such colors, that, in comparison, hell
i itself might be considered beautiful;
j he painted the slander so black that
the sun seemed dark at noonday,
I when shining on such an accursed
; monster, and then fixing both por
? traits on the sinking Hopkins, fast
j ened them there forever. The agita?
tion of the audience nearly amounted
to madness.
; All at once the speaker descended
i from the peril height. His voice
wailed out for the murdered dead and
living-the beautiful Mary more beau?
tiful every moment as her tears flowed
faster-till men wept and sobbed like
children.
He closed with a strange exhorta?
tion to the jury, and through them to
the bystanders; he advised the i>auel,
after they should bring in a verdict
for the plaintiff, not to offer violence
to the defendant, however richly ho
might deserve; in other words, '"not
to lynch the villain, but leave his
punishment with God.", This was
the most artful trick of all, and the
best calculated to insure vengeance.
The jury returned a verdict of fifty
thousand dollars; and the night af?
terwards Hopkins was taken out of
bed and beaten alniost to death. As
the court adjourned the stranger said:
"John Taylor will preach here this
evening, at early candle light." ?.
He did preach and the house was
crowded T have listened to Clay,
Webster and Calhoun-to Dwight,
Bascom and Beecher-but . never
heard anything in thc* form of sub?
lime words even remotely approxi?
mating to the eloquence of John
Taylor-massive as a mountain, and
wildly rusliing as a cataract of fire.
New York Advertisements.
To the Citizen* of Sout h Carolina.
The termination ff a sanguinary contest,
which for thc past fonr years has presented
an impassable barrier to tiV social sr com
mereial intercourse botwC' n the^wo great
section? of our country, having at length
happily cleared away all obstacles to a re?
noval of thoso relations which formerly
bound ns together in a fraternal union, I
take th? earliest opportunity afforded rife
by this auspicious event, to greet my South?
ern friends, and to selicitfrom thora a re?
newal of that extensive business connection
which for a quarter of a century has beon
uninterrupted, save by the great public
oalanrrty to which I bare adVertod.
L i? scaroely .necessary, on the threshold
Of a business re-union, I should repeat the
warning so often giren to my friends-to
beware of all those spurious and deleteri?
ous conije ?und8 which, under the specious
and falso titles' of Imported Winos, Bran?
dies, Holland Gin, Liquors, have beem
equally destructive to the health of our
citizen? as prejudicial to the interests of
the legitimate importer.
Many years of my past life-have bee?"
expended in an open, and candid attempt to
expose these wholesale frauds; no time nor
expense has been spared-to accomplish this
salutary purpose, and to' place before my
friends and the public generally, at the
lowest possible market price, and in such
quantities as might suit their convenience,
a truly genuine imported article.
Twenty-five years' business transactions
with the largest and most respectable ex?
porting houses in France and Great Britain
have afforded mi unsurpassed facilities for
supplying our home market with Wines,
Liquors and Liquores of thc best and most
approved brands in Europe, in addition to
my own distillery in Holland for the manu?
facture of the "Schiedam Schnapps."
The latter, so long tosted and approved
by the medical faculties of the United
States, West Indies and South America as
an invaluable. Therapeutic, a wholesome,
pleasant and perfectly safe beverage in all
ebmates and during all seasons, quickly
excited the cupidity of thc home manufac?
turers and venders of a spurious article
Tinder the same name.
I trust that I have, alter much toil and
expenso, surrounded all my importations
with safeguards and directions which, with
ordinary circumspection, will insure their
delivery, "as I receive them from Europe, to
all my customers.
I would, however, recommend, in all
cases where it is possible, that orders be
sent direct to my Depot, 22 Beaver street,
New York, or that purchases be mado of
my accredited agents.
In addition to a large stock of Wines,
Brandies, Arc, in wood, I have a consider?
able supply of old tried foreign Wines, em?
bracing vintages of many past years, bot?
tled up before the commencement of the
war, which I can especially recommend to
all connoisseurs of these rare luxuries.
In conclusion, I would specially call the
attention of my Southern customers to the
advantage to be derived by transmitting
their orders without loss of time, or calling
personally at the Depot, in order to insure
tho fulfillment of their favors from the pre?
sent large and well selected assortment.
UDOLPHO WOLFE,
Oct 3 laao 82 Beaver st., New York.
[EsTAJH-ISHED IN 1818.]
WM. SMITH BROWN & CO.,
WHOLESALE DEALERS IN .
No. 53 Chambers St., N?o York:
WM. SMITH BBOWTN will receive con?
signments of COTTON for sale on
commission, and make cash advancers on
shipments. His arrangements arc such as
to insure faithful attention to the interest
of the consigner. Sept 17 imo
WHOLESALE DRUGGISTS
AND DEALERS in PERFUMERY, PA?
TENT MEDICINES, Arc. Orders, with
remittances, promptly executed at lowest
market prices.
HARRAL, RISLEY & TOMPKINS,
No. 141 Chambers and No. 1 Hudson sts.,
Sept 9 si 3 New York.
JAMES H ARHAL, formerly of Cuarleston, S/C.
H. W. RISLEY, formerly of Augusta, Ga.
School Furniture.
TEACHERS' DESKS and CHAIRS.
Tables, Bank and Office Desks, Ac.
Lecture Room and Sabbath School Settees.
All kinds of School Material. '
ROBERT PATON, '
Sept 17 imo 2* Grove st.. Now York.
LAWRENCE.
BALDWIN
& CO.,
BANKERS AND BROKERS,
NO. 70 WALL STREET, NEW YORK.
GOVEftttMENT $ECUMT!E$.
AND' other STOCKS, BONDS,
bought and sold on commission.
DEWITT C. LAWRENCE, member N. Y.
Stock Exchange.
SIMEON BALDWIN," Jr.., member N. Y.
Petroleum and Mining Board.
CYRUS J. LAWRENCE. W M. A. HALSTED
Sept 4 Gmo
Musical Notice.
f?Xgo&m WM. H. ORCHARD, Profes
P>p?ilR ?' ^Ui"c> W'R instruct a
j J ? I I ?limited number of Pupils on
the PIANO and GUITAR. Ho also offers
his services as Agent in Selecting, Buying
or Selling Piano Fortes or other Musical
Instruments.
* Piano Fortes Tuned and Repaired in
town or country. Applications made, or
orders left at tho Bookstore of Messrs.
" Townsend, & North, or at tho Store of F. B.
Orchard &> Co., Plain street, near Nicker
sou'? Hotel. i Oct 6*
Charleston Advertisements.
Wholesale
fqfc? Cofolnoissior* ^jefccW-S,
No. 4 KAYNE STREET, CJIAKLXSTCN, S. C.
ALSO Dealers in Seamless Grain and
Flour BAGS, and HoUingsworth &
Whitney's Patent Machine PAPER BAGS.
Oct ll 5_._.
ZIMHE^MAlff DAVIS,
(Late of the Firm of Adams, Frost <fc Cb.,)
OFFEBS lils services to his friends as a
FACTOR and' COMMISSION MER?
CHANT. Particular attention paid to the
sale of Cotton and other Produce. Also, to
the purchase of family supplies. Oflice
corner Accommodation Wharf and East
Bav, Charleston, S. C._Oct 5 Imo
W. E. JEFFfflS &1,
(Formerly Cothran, defers & Co.,)
ARE prepared to receive and forward all
COTTON and MERCHANDIZE con?
signed to their care at Orangeburg and
Hopkins' * Turn-Out, on South Carolina
Railroad. On completion of thc road tu
Columbia, they will continue business at
that place.
By strict attention to business and mode?
rate charges, they hope to merit a share of
patronage. Oct 0 Imo
SST The. Abbeville, Edgetield, Anderson,
Newberry, Laurens and Greenville papers'
please copy for-ono month, and send juli to
this office.
Beach, Root & Co.,
Liverpool. England.
Marshall, Beach fr Co.,
Charleston, ?V. C.
Salomon, Boot & Co.,
Commercial Bailding, 42 Broadway, N. Y.
NEW YORK, SF.I'TEMREK 1 1865.
WE havs this day entared iuto copart?
nership, for the pnrposa of conduct?
ing a GENERAL COMMISSION and BANK?
ING BUSINESS at each of thc pointsabov?
named.
. Our attention will ako be devote ?Ho fill?
ing orders and making collections for our
Southern friends.
. Advances made on consignments of
PRODUCE to either firm. Very respect?
fully, J. N. BEACH, of Liverpool.
E. W. MARSHALL, of Charleston.
S. ROOT, of Atlanta, Ga.
E. SALOMON, lat? of New Orleans.
REFBRBNCKS.
UNION BANK, Liverpool.
* H. R. CLAFLIN St CO., New York.
J. II. BROWER, Esq., New York.
H. ROBERTS, Savannah.
C. M. FURMAN, Esq., President Bank ?1
Stats S. C., Charleston.
I. J. HART St CO., New Orleans.
JOHN CALDWELL, Columbia, S. C.
Sept 26_i?_
Forwarding Agency.
THE undersigned would inform theil
frionds and patrons in Charleston am]
the up-country, that they will foUow tin
South Carolina Railroad, as it advance!
from Omngeburg to Columbia; having ar
offie%at the terminus, where ?hey will con
tinue their buH?uess as heretofore.
GEORGE H. WALTER Sc SON,
Oct 8 8_Orangeburg, S. C.
MERCHANT'S ITEL
CORNER KING AND SOCIETYSTS.,
CHAHUSTONt $? C.
, PROPBIETORS
S. H. LORING. CHAS. H. BENNETT
Sept 27_Imo
Shipping, Commission
AND
FORWARDING MERCHAJTT?,
? 78 EAST BAT,
T\co ioors South of North Atiaut-i* Wharf
CHARLESTON, 8. C. .
HAVE constantly on hand a fall supply
qf GROCERIES,. at lowest market
rates. 43P Advances made on consign?
ments. ',..*. Sept 17
PEOPLE'S STEAMSHIP Clim
LINE COMPOSED OF THE NEW AND
FIRST-CLASS STEAMERS
MONEKA, Capt. Hunhman, "
AND
IOU!. V B. SOI ;DEK,taj)t. Winclif8t*r.
FOR NEW YORK DIRECT!
The new and favorite passenger steamer
CAPT. MARSH JUAN,
WILL leave Accommodation Wharf ?a
THURSDAY, October 12, at - o'clock.
These vessels alternating weekly, offering
ever? Thursday to the traveling public a
FIRST-CLASS" PASSENGER BOAT, with
superior accommodations.
There will be a mail bag kept at the office
of the Agents, closing always an hour be?
fore thc sailing of each steamer.
For Passage or Freight, apply to
WILLIS & CHISOLM, Agente,
Oct 5 Mills House, Charlestoa.
ARCHIBALD GETTY & CO.,
ANT) . ?
COM. MERCHANTS.
126 and 128 Meeting Street ,
CHARLESTON, S.. 0.
F. A. WILCOXSON, Agent,
- Orangeburg, S. ?.
EDMUND A. SOUDER & CO.,.
Philadelphia.
LIVINGSTON, FOX & CO., Agents,
New Yoak.
?a- LIBERAL ADVANCES made ?a
CONSIGNMENTS._Aug l?2mo,
CHARLESTON TO HEW YOU.
ATLAFT?ITC?AST
Mail Line!
' THE new 1rs*
.lass steamer MO?
NEKA, Charles P.
Marshman, Com?
mander.
Steamejr CAM?
BRIDGE, i. W.
Balch, Commander,
Will leave Charleston, S. C., direct for
New Y?rk, alternately, THURSDAYS eaefc
weak.
For freight or passage-having han?
soma State Room accommodations-apply
to F. A. WILCOXSON, Agent,
Orangeburg, S. C.
ARCHIBALD GETTY & CO.,
126 and 128 Meeting st., Charleston. S. C.
LIVINGSTON, FOX & CO., Agents,
Aug ii 2ino New York.
GOOD NEWS FOR ALL !
RE-OPEMNG OJ? THE TB?0E IN CH?BtESTONI
IMMENSE ATTRACTION 'AT THE
Wholesale Shoe House !
m. 433 MEETING STREET,
ESTABLISHED IN 183S,
18 now re-opened, after a suspension of four years, with greater facilities thia ever.
Tho proprietor now offers for salo .
AT WHOLESALE ONLY, at tho lowest possible quotations, and receiving IMMEKflK
CONSIGNMENTS semi-weekly from the largest and most reliable manufactories.
Thc proprietor takes pleasure in calling thc attention of tho trade- -the local raer
chants of the States of Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama and Florida-to th? extensive
stock of ROOTS, SHOES, HATS, TRUNKS, etc.
O RD EUS NEATLY AND PRO MP LY ATTENDER TO.
. EDWARD DALY,
Sept 24 AGENT FOR MANUFACTURER8.
nnnmn onniT
HAYING been appointed Agent for the sale of BOOTS, SHOES. TRUNKS and HAT?,
by several of the most prominent manufacturers at the North, and now located m.
NO. 138 MEETING STREET, CHARLESTON S. C., *
I offer this CHOICE STOCK OF GOOFS for sale by the PACKAGE ONLT.
JBST Thc Trade will please notice. "S*
EDWARD DALY, Agent.
Sept 2-1

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