Once upon a midnight dreary while 7 por.
deredj weak and weary,
O'er thc war of the rebellion, and the things
that were before
While I ?at absorbed in thinking-brandy
cock-tails slowly drinking,
Suddenly I saw a blinking, one-eyed figure
at my door
Saw a one-eyed, winking, blinking figure at
my chamber door.
Standing there, and nothing more.
Ah! I never shall forgot it, how in glancing
round I met it,
And I ever shall regret it, that I lookod to?
ward that door;
For I saw a monstrous figure, like a giant,
And there stood a big bock nigger, leaning
up against my door
Stood a powerful big buck nigger, with his
back against my door
Leaning there, and nothing more.
Straight into the fire-place spying, where
my ham and eggs were frying,
1 beheld the poker lying, near thc hearth,
upon the floor;
Then with moat determined vigor, straight
I hurled it at tho nigger;
But so quick was that big nigger, that it
missed and struck the floor
Missed the nigger's head completely, and
fell harmless on the floor
Struck his heel, and nothing more.
Back into the fire-place looking, where my
ham and eggs were cooking,
Shaking, quaking-as no mortal ever shook
or quaked before
I thou heard this ugly sinner mutter but
these words, "Some dinner!"
'Twas tho onlv word he'd spoken-'twas thc
only word, I'm sure
When I picked up pluck and answered, "I
shall feed you nevermore."
This I said, and nothing more.
Then his impudence beginning, and his
gums exposed in grinning,
With a smile by nt) means winning, did ho
view mo from the door;
And he coolly said, "Your treat, man-I'll
ne'er go into tho street, man;
Till I get something to eat, man, I shall
never leave your door;
I shall never quit your chamber, thongh
you beat mo till I roar,
Never leave you-nevermore!"
Then, toward tho firo-placc marching,
where my coffee was a parching,
Boldly stalked the saucy nigger, boldy
stalked across the floor;
Never made the slightest bow, sir-then I
knew there'd be a row, sir,
For I niado a solemn vow, s"r, he should go
back to thc door;
Then I kicked him from my chamber, and
he went hack to thc door;
Leaned against it-nothing moro.
Then this black-bird, for awhile, sir, really
did cause me to smile, sir,
Though a rav'nous, rabid, hungry look his
dusky visage bore;
"Though,'" said I, "thou art a freedman,
thou hast gone so much to seed, man,
That I'll give a little feed, man, as you seem
to be so poor.
Provided you will work f?r mo a half an
hour or more."
Quoth the nigger, "Nevermore."
Much I marveled thia ungainly nigger
should refuse so plainly
To do a little job, 'twould take half an
hour or more
For wo cannot help agreeing that no living
Should refuse to labor, seeing that he was
so blasted poor
Should refuse to earn a dinner he saw cook?
ing from my door-?
Though he ate one "nevermore!"
There I sat engaged in musing wdiat he
meant by thus refusing,
And I then began abusing this big nigger
at my door.
"Sure," said I, "you must bo crazy, seeing
you're so cursed lazy
So confounded awful lazy as to want to
work no more -
Will you ever work for Nages-tell mc, tell
me, I implore?''
Quoth tho nigger, "Nevermore!"
"Nigger," said I, "horrid demon-nigger
still, if slave or freeman
Think again before you answer, this ono
question, I implore:
Have you yet no sense of feeling-do you
mean to live bv -stealing,
Or by working and fair dealing?-tell me,
tell me, I implore,
On your honor as a nigger-will you labor
Quoth the nigger, "Nevermore!''
Startled at tho stillness broken by reply so
"Doubtless," said I, "this big nigger would
consumo enough for four,
When on some spacious rice plantation, he
would out-eat a'.l creation
Never made a calculation how much cash it
cost, I'm sure,
For his master bought the victuals in the
good old days of yore,
Now, he'll feed yon "nevermore!"
"Nigger!" said I, "thing of evil! quit my
room-go to tho devil
Or if you'll consent to work, I'll bring your
supper to tito deor,
Tell me truly, I conjure you, for the last
time, I implore?"
Quoth the nigger, "Nevermore!"
' Be that word our sign of parting, nigger
man," 1 cried, upstarting
"Get thoo, back to where thou earnest from
-let me seo your face no moro;
Join the anny-go to Texas-never como
back here to vex us
Ne'er return again to vex us-never let us
sec you moro;
Tab your gaze from oft* my moat, and take
your carcass from my door!"
Quoth thu nigger, "Nevermore!"
And the nigger still is standing in my
entry on the landing,
A very pretty burly picture, with his back
against my dyer,
And his eves are ev< r spying at my hatti as
it is irving,
And mv poker st di is b ing near my hand
op?n the floor,
But my victuals to the "fly-trap" of that
nigger by my door,
*-': >';; bc lifted, "Nevermore!"
[ Nein York Mercury.
There is nothing of which the
Scotch ore so jealous as of the fame
ot tueir capital Let a stranger tako
cure how he exercises his talents for
criticism at the expense of their beau?
tiful city. Tt is amusing to observe
the coniiclent tone in which they al?
lude to its charms, the same calm
superiority of manner with which we
Bostonians descaut upon the "Hub."
I met a friend, a native, who escorted
mc about with an air which said,
plainly, "Don't he afraid of praising
it too highly, nothing you could say
would be taken for flattery. I am
accustomed to the eestacy of travel?
ers. " It can be readily imagined that
such au enthusiast would turn creen
with astonishment on finding me in?
sensible to its beauties, as indeed he
did, and devoted thc remaining two
days of my stay to my instruction in
Edinburgh Ufe and morals! It is
something between a city like Loudon
and a country town. It has the ad?
vantages of one and the simplicity of
the other. That stern law of caste,
the harriers of which no man dares
break down in London, is very feeble
in Edinburgh. A man may act inde?
pendently there, may keep servants
or not, may roll in his carriage or
walk, may actually dress out of fa?
shion, and yet keep his social position.
Many families occupy but one story
of a house, so that a single building
may be hired or owned by four or five
individuals. Truly they must be kind?
hearted and reasonable to discuss
their various fortunes and settle
family jars under one another's noses.
No one seems afraid of his neighbor;
the "School for Scandal" does not
flourish in Edinburgh, and when peo
hlo quit the city for the holidays, the
houses are left without inmates and
simply locked. This is common in
America, but a Londoner woidd think
you mad to suggest such a thing.
There is a sense of equality among
the Scotch which the English cannot
understand, and I will give an ex?
ample by quoting from an English
paper. "However low his class, the
rough in Edinburgh will always listen
quietly and reply gravely, never gibes
without a reason, and never puts on
that brutally sullen manner with
which an Englishman of the same
kind cloaks tho mauvaise honte which
comes of inferiority. The sense of
equality, though not so externally
patent as in France, is just as strong,
and rather more real, the reverence
for money being distinctly less.
Though servants in Scotland submit
to a discipline which would drive ser?
vants in England frantic, and the so?
cial interior always gives way, say for
example, in a crowd, to a social su?
perior, there is a self-assertion about
them, and a dislike of that conde?
scending, half satirical manner which
makes educated Englishmen so hated
in all countries but their own, and in
their own, keeps classes so terribly
apart. A Scotch cabby, for example,
can converse-a thing no Englishman
of the lower class ever attempts
and in Edinburgh a tradesman of tho
lowest order, tin nigh far more anxious
for custom than a Londoner, talks
Avith his eyes on yours, and without
an eternal sirring.
The Englishman is brutal and sul?
len, because his ambition and hope
are dead. His position in life is fixed,
and he boars an intense hatred for the
social superiors who have fixed it for
him. A low Englishman always acts
as if you were about to crush or abuse
him, and he was determined to fore?
stall you, and thc servants cringe and
creep about f< >r a penny in a way that
is indescribably disgusting. Nothing
of this is seen in Scotland. Tho
peasant and workman are cheerful
and polite, because the influence of
caste does not weigh upon them, nor
thc influence of wealth. As the bar?
riers between classes are broken down,
the lower classes risc in the seale of
I manhood. In this last respect France
j and Scotland hear some resemblance
j to America, but England dreads it,
I and hence the brutality of her lower
! ci ders.
[Correspondence Boston Cou rie*-.
1 Hay & Hewetsons
Architects and Civil Engineers
IPROFESSIONAL BUSINESS attended b
in South and North Carolina.
Working drawings, plans, specifications
and all necessary details promptly fur
JOHN A. KAY. HAI.rn E. B. HEWETSO?I
Sept 20 t
j JOHN ^LJ^??T
CITY SUB VE Y OR.
OFFICE at residence, in rear of th
Presbyterian Church, Columbia, S. C
j Sept 20 '_ t
i HVMW* ?UM,
LUMSDEN & McGEE,
VGENTS of Baltimore Window Glas:
Manufactory, eau famish iii,Ass R
manufacturers'prices, by the box, and so
licit order: for the same. Oct 8 Imo
Atlanta Medical College.
THE Course of Lectures in this institu?
tion will commence ou i?ie fc'iRST MON?
DAY in November next, and continue four
months-the Faculty having changed the
time for the session from summer to thc
JOHN G. WESTMORELAND, Denn.
Thc friends of Dr. A. N. TALLEY nomi?
nate him as a candidate for Mayor at the
ensuing election in April next. Nov 2 *
DB. R. C. GRIFFIN, of Edgefield, is an?
nounced as a candidate for CONGRESS from
the Third Congressional District, composed
of the Districts of Abbeville, Edgefield,
Newberry, Fairfield, Lexington, Ki ch la nd
and Orangeburg. Oct 28 7*
For District Judge.
Thc friends of W. B. JOHNSTON, Esq.,
who has so efficiently tilled the office of Ma?
gistrate fur the District of Richland, re?
spectfully recommend him to the Legisla?
ture as a suitable gentleman to till the now
office created by the.State Convention. He
is well known throughout the State, and
for the past eight months has tilled a judi?
cial station with the utmost satisfaction to
all parties. MEMBERS OF THF BAR.
The. friends of Gen. SAMUEL McGOWAN
announce, him as a Candidate for the
United States Congress from the Third Con?
gressional District, embracing the Districts
of Orangcbnrg, Edgefield, Abbeville, New?
berry, Lexington, Richland and Fairfield.
For State Treasurer.
The friends of Dr. R. W. GIBBES respect?
fully nominate him to thc Legislature for
this office. His woU known business cha?
racter, energy and ability eminently recom"
mend him. He has for many years served
the State efficiently in various capacities,
and now ho needs her support. Oct 22
We are authorized to announce JAMES
FARROW, Esq., of Spartauburg, asa can?
didato to represent, in the Congress of the
United States, the Fourth Congressional
District, comprising tho Districts of An?
derson, Bickens, Greenville, Laurens, Spar
tanburg, Union, York and Chester.
FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE.
H. E. NICHOLS, Agent,
FOR the following FIRST CLASS COM?
Thc "Underwriter's Agency," thc "Inter?
national,'' the "Metropolitan," thc "Conti?
nental," the "Security," the "Home," the
'Columbia," the "Washington," the "Ful?
ton," the "Croton," all of the city of New
York; the "Putnam" and the "New Eng?
land," of Hartford, Conn.; the "Home,"
of New Haven, Conn.; the "Homo" and
tie; "Southern Insurance and Trust Com
panv," of Savannah. Ga.; the "Albemarle,"
of Virginia, and the "Gulf State," of Flo?
rida. Also, the "Globe Lifo Insurance
Company," of New York; thc "NewEngland
Mutual," of Boston; the "North Carolina
Mutual," of Raleigh, and the "Accidental,"
of New York, insuring against accidents ol
all kinds. The whole possessing an aggre?
gate capital of over
Risks taken on Cotton or Merchandize in
trans un from any point to any point on
ALL LOSSES PROMPTLY ADJUSTED.
Office at Mr. Hussung's house, comer ol
Assembly and Washington streets, Colum?
bia. S. C' Aug 15 JGm
ll Vendue Eange, Charleston, S. C.,
DEALERS in LIME, CEMENT, Calcined
and Land PLASTER, LATHS, HAM
and BUILDING MATERIALS in general,
which will always be shipped in goodordei
and ut the lowest market prices.
GEO. W.OLKET. H. B. OLNET. C. C. OLNEY.
Nov 3 Imo*
Steinmeyer Sc Son,
FACTORS AND DEALERS IN
BUILDING MATERIALS, &C.
GENERAL COMMISSION AGENTS,
CHA UL ES TC ', S. C.
KEEP constantly on hand LIME, CE?
MENT, HAIR, Ac; manufactur?e
Doors, Sashes. Blinds, Mouldings, Ac.
agents for Page's Portable Saw Mills. Con
uignmcnts of all description-, of Merehan
di/.e and Material solicited, and all orden
carefully and promptly attended to.
Lumber and Timber Vard and Pond foo
of Beaufain Street, on Ashley Liver,
j Oftice at West end of Beaufain street,
i JOHN IL STLWNMKYKU. J. H. STUNMKYKII, Jit
1 COTlNEIi .WAC A \J> SOCIETYSTS.,
CHARLESTON, S* C.
s. Ii. LORIN?;. CHAS. IL BENNETT
Sept 27 Imo
C. N. ATEEILL. J. H. AVERILL.
Vt iii iiuEiiuL V\j kJlMj
General Auction, Commission,
No. 20 HAYNE Sr., CHARLESTON, S. C.
COMMISSIONS for Forwarding Stocks of
Goods, 10 cents per Package; on bales
Cotton, Crates and Hogsheads, 25 cents
each: with funds in band to pav charges.
Oct 24_* 2G*
To Batiks, Brokers, Merchants, and aU in?
terested in Positive Protection against
Hdberry and Pire.
Miller's Patent Fire-proof Safes.
THIS class of SAFE is designed for Mer?
chants and all kinds of business requir?
ing positive protection from tire, with am?
ple security from robbery, ."or such uses.
They combine several patents which remove
many objections found in other Safes, such
as dampness, running out of the filling and
decay, and aro fitted with powder and pick
proof-locks, perfectlv secure and easy to
use. These Safes have been beforo tho
pub'uc for the past fifteen years, and aro
now used by many of tho first banks and
merchants in the country, and have never
in a single instance lost a. dollar's value by
fire or robberv, although frequently and
severely tested. For sale at
MORDECAI A CO.'S, Agents,
110 East Bav, Charleston, S. C.
NEW YORK AND CHARLESTON
CARRYING THE U. S. MAIL.
GRANADA, QUAKER ( ITV.
THE ?hips of this bne are all first-class
and reliable, are at. least as fast as any
of thc coast, and bnilt at as great an ex?
pense. They are in charge of gentlemanly
and capablo commanders, and every atten?
tion will be paid to thc comfort of the pas?
sengers. One of the above ships will be
despatched from New York and one from
Charleston EVERY WEDNESDAY AND
SATURDAY. Cargo by these steamers
insures at the lowest rates. All informa?
tion can be had from either of the agents.
EAVENEL A CO., Charleston.
ARTHUR LEARY, New York.
Merchandize and Cotton addressed to
cither house will be promptly forwarded.
Nov 5 3mo
PEOPLE'S STEAMSHIP COMPANY.
LINE COMPOSED OF THE NEW AND
MONERA, Ca.pt. Munihmuii,
EMILY B. SOU DER,Ca pt. Winchester.
FOR JSTL'nr YORK DIR EOT!
THESE Vessels alternating weekly, offer?
ing everv 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 the sailing of each steamer.
For Passage or Freight, apply to
WILLIS fe CHISOLM, Agents,
Oct 5 Mills House, Charleston.
Browne & Schirmer,
No. 9 EXCHANGE PLACE, CHARLESTON, S. C.
W. R. BROWNE. F. M. SCHIRMER.
Messrs. JOHN FRASER & CO., Charleston.
Mr. W. P. HALL, Charleston, S. C.
Messrs. T. SAVAGE HEYWARD & SONS,
Messrs. FENNER, BENNET A BOWMAN,
"PARTICULAR attention given to the
1 purchase, sale and shipment of COT?
TON and other PRODUCE. Liberal ad?
vances made on cotton shipped through
our New York references.
(roods and Merchandize of all descrip?
tions received and forwarded from this
point or tho terminus of thc South Caroli?
na ftaflroad, (now Hopkins'.) Oct 18 Imo
THE AMERICAN LAND COMPANY
Central Office, No. 57 Broadway, N. Y.
JOHN A. ANDREW, President, |
FRANK E. HOWE, Vice-Fres't, !
XJ. W. WINCHESTER, Trcos'r, ! Trustees.
GEORGE CABOT WARD,
AI FRED GAUTHIER, ]
OFFERS its services in tho purchase,
sale, lease or exchango of CITY or
COUNTRY PROPERTY in the South and
West, or in procuring Workmen, Superin?
tendents, Tenants or Partners from tho
North or from Europe. Full information
furnished upon inquiry of
THURBER, SOULE'A Co.. Agent.-.
No. 4 State Mre<t, (op-stairs,)
< >ct 29 Imo Charleston. S. C.
New York Advertisements.
John W. Caldwell,
THE undersigned, having established
himself in tho city of New York, solicits
from his friends orders for MERCHAN?
DIZE and consignments of COTTON, RICE
and other produce. ParticuL - attention
wiR bc paid to tho purchase and sale of
Southern Securities, Bank Bills, Ac.
_Oct 25 wff** JOHN W. CALDWELL.
T. J. MOISE & CO,
T. J. MOISE. J. H. MOSES.
NO. 109 WATER STREET, NEW YORK.
THE SUBSCRIBER, (...te of the firm of
T. J. k C. H. Moise A Co., Charleston,
S. C.,) has formed a copartnership, as
above, for the purpose of conducting a
GENERAI. COMMISSION BUSLNESS in
tiie city of New York.
His Firm will he prepared to make the
usual advances upon Cotton, Naval Stores,
and Produce generally.
A long experience in buying, and a tho?
rough knowledge of tho New York market,
will enable him to offer, with confidence,
his services as a purchaser of every de?
scription of goods.
All orders, whether largo or sm ah, will
receive prompt and faithful attention.
Freight arrangements will be made, and
every advantage secured which will con?
duce to the interest of those who favor
him with their business. .'. J. MOISE.
Goo. W. Williams A Co., Charleston.
John Chees borough, Cashh r Bank of
Thos. Branch A Sons, Petersburg.
W. H. Stark, Savannah.
Muller & Senn, Columbia.
Sturges. Bennett A Co., New York.
W. B. Meeker, Cashier Bank Now York,
J. B. Wilson, Richmond.
Wilcox A Hand, Augusta.
James Scvmour, Macon. Oct 28 sw6
l?LOR'S BAIR DYE!
THE Original and Best in tho World!
Thc only true and perfect HAIR DYE.
Harmless, Reliable and Instantaneous.
Produces immediately a splendid Black or
natural Brown, without injuring tho hair
or skin. Remedies tho ill effects of bad
dyes. Sold by all Druggists. The genuine
is signed \Villiam A. Batchelor. Also, RE?
GENERATING EXTRACT OF MILLE
FI.T'URS, for Restoring and Beautifying
the J r-ir. CHARLES BATCHELOR,"
Oci & ly New York.
BANKERS AND BROKERS,
NO. 70 WALL STREET, NEW YORK.
4 ND other STOCKS, BONDS, Ac,
J\ bought and sold on commission.
DEWITT C. LAWRENCE, member N. Y.
'IMEON BALDWIN, Jn., member N. Y.
Petroleum and Mining Board.
DYRUSJ. LAWRENCE. WM. A. HALSTED
Burning of the Museum.
! LETTER EEO M MR. BARNUM.
NEW YORK, July ll, 1865.
I MESSRS. HERRI>*O A Co.-GENTLEMEN:
! Though tho destruction of tho American
! Museum has proved a serious loss to my
! self and the public. I am happy to verify
I the old adage, that 'Tts an ill wind that
blows nobody good," and, consequently,
I congratulate' you that your well known
; safes have again demonstrated their supc
' rior fire-proof qualities in an ordeal of un
j usual severity.
; The safe you made for me some time
1 ago was in tho office of tin' Museum, on
j the second door, back part of the building,
! and xii tho hottest of the fire.
After twenty-four hours of trial, it was
; found among the debris, and on opening
it this day has yielded up its contents in
very good order books, papers, policies of
i insurance, bank bills, all in condition for
j immediate uso, and a noble commentary
i on the trustworthiness of Herring's Fire
j Proof Safe. Yours truly, P. T. BARNUM.
j Herring's Patent Champion Safes.
j Thc MoM Reliable Protection from Eire
i HERRING A CO.'S PATENT BANKERS'
SAFES, with Herring A Floyd's Patent
Crystallised Iron, the best security against
n burglar's drill ever manufactured.
HERRING A CO..
No. 251 Broadway, cor. Murrav st., N. Y.
FARREL, HERRING A Co.,
Oct 262mo HERRING A CO.. Chicago.
Curls, cBri)ita, ^ijkrfqite,
$q?)0s, 31Kcrs, "iMf 31)ic]s, &c,
"TT 7H OLES A LE, at tho lowest possible
W price of Importation, for Cash.
W. R. CAMERON A Co.,
Importers of Hair and Manufacturers,
No. 313 Fulton St., Brooklyn, near New York.
Largo and small orders punctually at?
tended to. Oct 25 lino
[ESTABLISHES IX 1818.]
WM. SMITH BBOWJi & CO.,
WHOLESALE DEALERS IV
No. 53 Clumbers Sf., New Vor/,:
ll^M. SMITH LRoWN will reecivo < on
\ \ signnient.* of i OTTON for sal - nu
commission, and make cash advancer on
shipments. His arrangement ? are such an
to insure faithful ftttcnti : tn the interest
of the consigner. Sept 17 2n:o
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