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BY J. A. SELBY. COLUMBIA, S. C., FRIDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 24, 1865. VOL. I-NO. 204.
New Goods !
"TNFORMS city and country dealers that
JL he has just opened at his establishment,
over J. G. Gibbes', near the Court House, a
large and handsome stock of
DRY GOODS, FANCY ARTICLES,
BOOTS, SHOES, HATS, etc.,
Which he offers at wholesale at prices as
low, or lower, than they can be bought for
in Charleston or elsewhere-barely adding
cost of transportation. Nov 8 Imo
flSrCaniden, Abbeville, Anderson, Green?
ville and Newberry papers copy three times
and forward bills.
Lands & Stock
THAT VALUABLE COTTON and PRO?
VISION PLANTATION, in Darlington
District, known ns "Bunker Hill," formerly
the residence of John McClenaghan, de?
ceased, is tillered for sale, containing 1,15(1
aeres, by a plat of W. H. Wingate. Sur?
veyor. It is bounded on the South by thc
line nf Marion District, defined by a canal
draining the waters of Polk Swamp into
Black Creek, which stream is its Northern
boundary. Sonic live to six hundred acres
arc cleared, under cultivation, and present
the advantages of linc cotton lands, with .
rich bottom hinds for com.
<>n the place is a DWELLING HOUSE,
with t ight rooms, a Vegetable and Flower
Garden, with all convenient out-buildings;
a new Gin-house, Barns and out-buildings
which have comfortably accommodated
;:-"?t fifty to sixty persons.
It is situated within two miles of Mar*s
Bluff Station, on the Wilmington and Man?
chester Railroad, and within five miles of
Florence, and is too well known for its
healthfulness] fine water and its advau
t; gSS of society, to need a further descrip?
With the place, will bc sold, if desired,
some 8 or Kt prime MULES. 2 HORSES,
CATTLE, SHEEP, HOGS. CORN, FOD?
DER, &c.;WAGONS, CARTS. Blacksmith s
and Carpenters TOOLS .-.nd FARMING
In the event that no sale is made, this
place will be leased for one vear from 1st
January next: and thc perishable articles
mentioned will be sold on thc premises, for
. ash, on SATURDAY, Uth of December
For terms and conditions, apply t<> L. W.
T. Wickham, Richmond, Va., or to the
undersigned, at Mar's Bluff.
SV. W. HARLLEE,
Agent tor L. W. T. Wickham.
Mr. S. LUCAS, on thc place, will show
the premises, and give persons, desirous of
inquiring, thc facilities of deciding for
themselves. Nov 15 14
Watchmaker and Jeweller,
BEOS leave respectfully to inform
his old friends and customers, and
?.-_?Srj&--:r- public generally, that he is now
prepared to repair
WATCHES AND 4EWELBY
Of every description, at thc shortest notice
and on tho most reasonable terms.
Apply at his residence-up-stairs-As?
sembly street. West side, one door from
?3T All orders left at the store of MEL?
VIN M. COHEN will receive the promptest
attention. Nov 5 Imo
T. W. Radcliffe,
'Formerly nt /lie Comer of Richardson (md
Plain Streets; note at the Corner of J'cn
dlefon and Ans/-? ubiy strei t*-his dwelling,)
OFFERS every article in his line, viz:
WATCHES; JEWELRY, GUNS, PIS?
TOLS. POWDER, SHOT. CAPS, CAR?
TRIDGES for Smith's and Wesson's Pis?
tols; ENI VES, FORKS, SPOONS: Spoct acles
-to suit ali ages; Gold Pens-the best
assortment ever brought to this place:
Pishing Tackle, new and fresh-selected by
myself ; Hair and Tooth Brushes, Combs,
Walking - Canes and everything usually
kept in our line of business.
1 will also receive from abroad every arti?
cle of MERCHANDIZE that may be con?
signed tome, for which I wiil make monthly
or .quarterly returns-soliciting a share vi
Watches and Clocks carefully repaired bj
experienced workmen. Jewelry repaired.
Lings made to order. Engraving neatly
Thc highest rates paid for old Gold ant
Silver, and all of the above goods nanice
will be bold at the lowest prices. Nev5
? GENERAL COMMISSION AGENCY.
PB. GLASS lias established, in connoc
. tion with the Book and Stationery
business, a general COMMISSION AGENCY
for the purchase and sale of Merchandize
of every description, Bonds, Stocks, Beal
Careful attention given to all business
entrusted to him.
Oftice, at present, on Plain street, near
Nickerson's Hotel. Nov 1
Greenville, S. C.
THE EXERCISES of this Institution
will bc resumed on the loth of Feb?
For Circular giving further information,
application may be made to
PaoF. JNO. F. LANNEAU.
Oct 28 07 Secretary of Facultv.
Charleston Courier, Augusta Chronicle A
Sentinel, Edgefield Advertiser, Newberry
Herald, and Yorkvillc Enquirer, please
com- until the loth of Jannarv, and forward
bills to the Sccrctaryof Faculty, Greenville.
THE undersigned will receive proposals
for PRINTING 1,000 COPIES of the
ACTS, RESOLUTIONS and REPORTS of
the called and next regular session of the
General Assembly: together with the CON?
STITUTION OF THE STATE and the seve?
ral ORDINANCES, RESOLUTIONS and
REPORTS passed by the late Convention.
rhe printing to be in uniform stvlc with
previous like printing, stitched and bound
together m good paper covers, and to bc
delivered to the State Auditor on or before
the lirsi day of March next.
By order: WM. E. MARTIN,
Clerk of Semite.
JOHN T. SLOAN,
Clerk House of Representatives.
Columbia. November 15, 1863.
?5- Charleston Courier publish for one
I week. Nov is c,
RECEIVED AND FOR SALE BY
h. C. CLARKE,
Washington Street, Opposite Old Jail.
RIBBONS, COLOGNE, TOILET POW
DEI!, VERBENA WATER, TOILF'x
SOAPS. SOZODONT, DIAPER PINS, Toilet
1 owder Boxes, Silk ami Leather Belts Cor?
sets, Tooth, Nail and Hairbrushes Gloves
Linen Braids, Tape, Shawls. Edgings Bab
moral Skirts, Calicoes, Traveling Bags
Portmonaies, Canton Flannel, Cassimeres
and Cloths, for Genfs wear, Blankets, Hats
Whalebone, Zephyr Worsted, Black Bombai
zinc, Black French Merino, Black Alpaca
B. E. Diaper, Huck. Diaper, Cloak Orna?
ments and Trimmings, Serpentine Silks and
Worsted Braids, Fancy, Pearl. Agate Rone
Metal and other Buttons. Shell and Imita?
tion Tuck Combs, Dress Trimmings. Mar?
celine Shawl Pins, Menefour, Ladies' Meri?
no Vests, Drawers and Petticoats Gilt and
Jet Belt Buckles. Gent's Merino Drawers
and Undervests, Waterfalls and Pads Laco
\cils, Marceline Silk. Ac. Oct 29
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BY JULIAN A. SELBY.
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sertion, and 75 cents for each subs?quent.
&B~ Special notices 15 cents a line.
Nature vs. Man.
BY PERCIE BRADKLLE.
One by one the leaves aro falling,
Dropping hourly-day by day;
Flowers, too, have shed their leaflets,
All to wither and decay.
Thus it is that man must tarry,
(On this earth by mortals trod.)
Tarry but for one brief season,
Then appear before his God.
Thc day king makes his daily journey.
Through the trackless waste on high,
Then slowly, sadly, sinks to Westward,
Where to the world he seems to die.
Thus it is that man is destined.
But for a time to brightly bhtom.
Then like that sun his lustre's over,
And he's hastened to the tomb.
Night spreads her darkened mantle over
All the world at God's command,
A thousand twinkling stars appeareth,
Showing the power of His hand.
Thus it is that man, whose body
Mtist again be changed to dav,
Can place his trust in that High Tower
In llim who .-ays "I am the way."
But night and gloom will pass away
The beaming sun .again will rise,"
Dispelling from the earth all shadows
As he in grandeur spans the skies.
Thus to man-if "changed in Spirit"
To cheer him will iv bight be given
A Light that's diml&s, ever fadeless
A Light in God, w?o reigns in Heaven.
[GoUlabormir. C.) Daily Actes.
(?OLD .WI) DROSS.
Reader, have fvou ever heard of
Halliday Hall ? Very likely not. And
yet, reader, it is one of the-may I
say jolliest, without being considered
fast ?-well, yes, I will say jolliost old
places in England ; a big, rambling
building, with no end of rooms, and
not a bad, nor a dingy, nor a stuffy
room among them, which is no small
thing to say of any house, an old one
It has a terrace that commands the
finest view in the county, and a con?
servatory that boats those at Kew ;
and last year its Victoria Regias were
larger and better grown altogether
than any in the kingdom. Sir John
Maurice is the owner of it. It has
been in the family for years-centu?
ries-and a capital old family, take
them all in all, they were, are, and I
believe will be.
Sir John Maurice may be some?
where about sixty ; he stands six feet
three without his boots ; he is stout
ish, erect as he was at five-and-twonty ;
with thick curling hair, quite white ;
a splendid face, a trifle weather?
beaten ; dark sparkling eyes ; and not
a tooth missing.
He is up at five in summer, six in
winter ; walks two miks before break?
fast to bathe in the open sea all the
year round ; sleeps with his window
open from January to December ;
rides to the fox-hounds every time
they go emt, and, notwithstanding his
size, his age and his weight, he and
his horse Goliath are among the very
first in at the death. At great hunting
dinners at Halliday Hall or elsewhere,
he can drink more wine-habitually
he is rather abstemious in the n ritter
of drinking-than any man in the
country ; and when, for certain good
reasons best known to themselves,
most of the other guests eschew the
drawing-room, or would do AVCII to do
so, he makes his appearance among
the ladies as genial, as well-bred, afc
charming, as perfect a gentleman as
he showed himself at breakfast in the
A dear, fresh, wholesome old man :
the best landlord, the best friend, thc
best father-had been the best hus
j band-in short, the best gentleman tc
be met with anywhere in Britain o?
out of it.
The story of his marriage maj
stand as an example of what he was,
Atfive-and-twenty he Wearne attach?e
to a beautiful girl, with a large fortune
He had not. yet proposed, was in n<
I way bound to her, when one day he:
j father decamped, learing wife, daugh
j ter and creelitors to shift as they bes
might ; and about the same time the
girl was attacked with confluent small?
pox, which, the doctors confessed,
could scarcely fail to disfigure her for
j life. Hardly was her life spared,
when Sir John waited on her mother,
disregarding all warnings as to infec?
tion, and proposed for her ; and, as
soon as matters could be arranged
after her recovery, they were married.
Eventually Lady Maurice nearly re?
covered her good looks, and was as
excellent a wife as he was a husband.
I After som o years she bore him a son,
j and, when they were neither of them
j very young, a daitgliter-Rosamond,
j the heroine of my story-not very long
; after which she died.
The first ball that had been given
at Halliday Hali since Lady Maurice's
death took place on the occasion of
Rosy's eigh tee util birth-day.
Young as she waa, she was already
opening out into a splendid specimen
of womanhood, tall and full and fair,
with masses of nut-brawn hair, and
large violet eyes that looked at you
I steadily from under their deep white
This was her first regular ball.
How she enjoyed it, I don't know :
but this I eau state, that on entering
her bed-room, when it was all over,
she sat down, hid her faeo in her
hands, and began to ciy, sobbing,
gasping, as only young people and
strong men cry, and indulged-I use
the word advisedly-in this exercise
for about half an hour without inter?
ruption. Then she got up, undressed
hurriedly, and went to bed.
Next morning, after breakfast, she
! came down late, when she knew her
; father would bc gone to pay his ma
j tutinal visit to the stables. She went
for her usual stroll in the gardens. It
j was a lovely day, though well on in
September, and the beds were still
bright with perpetual roses, calceola?
rias, verbenas, and geraniums.
But she passed them all by, and
wandering oft* to ne of the shadiest
walks, began pp g up and down
with an almost feverish rapidity.
Suddenly, as she came to the end
and turned, she saw a figure entering
the alley at the further extremity.
Her first impulse was to dash in
among the shrubs and escape ; but a
moment's reflection induced her to
continue her course, thong)) at a great?
ly slackened pace.
Meanwhile, from the other end the
figure advanced, meeting her.
A tall, slight, though firmly-built
man, of about six-and-thirty ; not iu
the least handsome, but with a grave,
striking face, especially about the
upper part, where a singularly earnest
and piercing dark gray eye looked out
from under a firm, broad, massive
brow. At last they met.
"Iliave been lookingforyou, Rosy,"
the new-comer said. "Child, how
cold your hand is !" but he did nol
hold it in his to warm it, as he would
have done yesterday, nor was his look
or his voice thc same.
For some seconds they walked sid?
by side in silence.
' "Rosy," lie said at last, "I want tc
speak to you. Shall I say what I hav<
to say now and here ?"
She merely bowed assent.
"Rosy, I fear I have been mistake]
in you, that you have been mistake!
in yourself, and that we are both be
ginning only now to find it out.*'
"Oh, Stephen !"
"If it is so, we had better umler
stand the truth at once. Rosy,
would rather die than give you up, i
I thought you loved me. But also
would rather die ten thousand death
than marry you, if I knew you di<
[ not-if I "thought you only fulfills
; our engagement from a mistake
sense of duty, to Rave me and you
[ father paiu. You arc very young
1 Rosy, a mere child compared with m<
I know the world, and women, an
[ my own heart ; and 1 chose you d<
' liberate!}-, and with full knowledge <
what I was doing, and because
' knew 1 could never love any otb?
woman with the same love I had U
you. Your case was different. ]
ioiay have beeu that my devotio
. awakened in your perfectly inexper
enced nature a feeling that yon migl
easily mistake for love, but that wi
* not love, as would be proved or. tl
r first occasion. I was very angry la
? night, Rosy. When I left you,
rushed out, walked off to the beach,
and there I wandered about till day?
light. I saw the sun rise, and the
golden little waves ripple in with the
tide, and the white cliffs become rud?
dy as the day came in. And in the
face of all that eternal glory and
strength and tranquility, I felt the
folly and thc impotence of my anger,
the vanity of straggling against what
was to be ; and by degrees I came to
see things in their true light, and to
say to myself what I have just said to
you. Rosy, that man will never love
you as I love you ; it is not in him,
and he is not worthy of you. I tell
you so, not because I am jealous of
him, but because I know it of a truth.
Nevertheless, if you prefer him to me,
and that I stand in the way of what
you consider your happiness, Rosy
let me say, my Rosy, if it bo for the
last time-I give you back your free?
"Stephen, O dear Stephen, how
good you are to me ! how little I de?
serve it ! But indeed, indeed, yon
only do me justice in thinking I have
not been deceiving you. It wa? not
till last night that I really knew I-J
preferred Mr. Wilbraham. Oh, can
you forgive mc ; can you bear it ?
Oh, what a change-what a heart?
break.! for papa, for everybody ! I
wish I never had seen Mr. Wilbra?
ham. But I can't kulpi t, Stephen ;
you believe that ?"'
"Yes, Rosy ; you never wilfully de?
ceived me in your life, and I believe
you have not yielded to this feeling
without many struggles. Let them
be1 over now. Shall I tell your
"Will you ? Oh, it will save me so
much ! But no ! I have no right to
save myself. No. dear Stephen, I will
do it ! What a wretch I am-and
you, what can I call you ?"
"Your friend I shall always be:
Rosy. Dear child, dear, darling love
of my heart ! it seems like such a
terrible nightmare to think that you
are mine no longer ! To think-after
the delicious months of peaceful, hap?
py, holy love, of tranquil security
I have enjoyed- that all is swept away
in an instant, and that I am to go
forth alone, tossed hither and thither
over the world's tide, leaving to an?
other all that I deemed so wholly my
own. And I do not feel the worst or
the fullest of it yet ! Oh, Rosy, Rosy,
it is kitting! I thought I had made up
my mind to bear it ; but when I see
He passed his hand rapidly across
his eyes, and Rosy sobbed aloud.
"Of course," he went on, after a
pause, "I can't stay here and see it.
To-morrow I shall go to town to wind
lip my different matters, and in a week
at furthest I shall bc across the
"Where do you go, Stephen ?"
"Heaven knows ! if it could be 'any
j where, anywhere out of the world," it
would be all the better."
I "You'll bid papa good-by ?'
I " Yes, yes, of course. I'll come to?
morrow morning ; you'll tell him in
the meantime. And now, Rosy, best
and only beloved of women, may God
bless and protect you, and make you
as happy with your new choice as I
once fancied you would be with ma !
One kiss, Rosy-the last of all the
hundreds I have, in nndonbting se?
curity, taken. Farewell !"
He strained her to his breast with
a long and convulsive embrace, and
without another word departed.
She stood some time on the spot
where he had left her, bewildered by
the suddenness of the scene, by the
novelty of her position. For an
instant, her impulse was to call him
j back. Was it thus that was to end
forever au engagement she had, not
many months back, willingly entered
iuto with tho man she had, almost
from her childhood, esteemed above
all others-the dearest friend of her
absent brother, the man whom her
father regarded as another son? How
he loved her! how happy they had
been together! Could it be indoed
that a stranger, whose very nam. . was
unknown to her a month ago, could
have thus changed her heart, broken
her faith, made her untrue to all the
associations of her life? But it was
Two months were gone by, and
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