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BT SOLOMON . Sf BIO GS.
Ejes (bat laugh and Bparkle,
Ups as rod as cherry,
Cheeks with roguish dimples,
Joyous, always merry:
Hair without a toaterfail,
Whste'er the color may bo,
And natural masticators
That's the gal for me.
Voice, all unaffected.
jnoiouiona ana sweet,
And nature's blooming roses
Mantling each cheek;
Romping through tbe meadow,
Happy, gay and free,
Health roving through each purple vein
That's tho gal for me. _
You'll eeo her in the kitobon;
She thinks it no disgrace
To roast and boil for mamma,
,,, Assisting in her place;
She plays on the piano.
Or, as the oaso may be.
Sometimes upon the wash-tub
O, that's the gal for mci
High-heeled boots and tilters
She always does eschew,
The latest Paris fashion "
She does not caro to viow;
Sho keeps no curly lap-dog
To propagate the flea,
She has no time to nurse him
\ That's tho gal for me.
Sho'd kiud unto the orphan,
She Oft assista the poor,
She never turns tho hungry
Orweary from tho door;
She's what she was intended
By nature for to be,
A partner-?nd a help-mat o
That's th? gal for me.
HUNTKp TO DEATH.
"Nothing shauV induce me to fight
a duel," he said, solemnly. **I hove
Eromised, I have a worn to ono whoso
eloved father fell in a duel, and
whose love would be changed to hate.
To please a woman, many a man has
fought. To please a woman, I refuse
to fight, a woman who hoe suffered
in her deepest affections from this
cursed code of honor, and who, did I
break the pledge, would lurid me
accursed, and the meanest thing on
earth. Have I not a reason for my
"Enough, my dear friend; and I
am not the less pleased to believe
that your refusal is, after all, less
based upon your promise than upon
a settled principle, or amidst such
temptations as exist hero you could
never have sustained it. "
After this sad nff.iir, Belfont be?
came an altered mun, and, although
his brother officers endeavored by
every attention to show tneir entire
' belief in his innocence, he became
Mull and gloomy, was seldom to be
seen at mess, und never among the
billiard or moute players, where we
passed our leisure time. Indeed, his
health was becoming so visibly in?
jured, that eveu Old Drngou, the
colouel, now thoroughly unpopular
from his son's conduct, besought
him earnestly to go to Englaud upon
sick leave; but neither tho entreaties
of friends or enemies could prevail
upon him to leave the service before
the assassin hud been discovered, or
until he had proved by his gallantry
in some well-fought field, that ho was
not actuated by shameful motives in
his repugnance to dueling.
At length the opportunity he sought
for came. The terrible 5th of Muy,
when, by the cowardice of thc
Spaniards, who left the brunt of thc
action to the English, tho majority
of our officers were shot down like
Throughout that day, Belfonl
fought like a madman; wherever thc
cannonading was the heaviest, or tin
fire of musketry the hottest, there
he was to be found, cheering and
leading on his men; tho major, tin
captains tho lieutenants were all shol
down, leaving the command of the
decimated regiment to Bulfont-ii
fact, he madly sought death, bul
seoir. - ? 1 to bear a charmed life, anc
by bis terrible bravery did no little
to turn tho balance in our favor.
. After this action, he moved arnonf
his surviving brother otlicers mon
Eroudly, tho fancied stain upon lii?
onor seemed to bo wearing away
and he might have re>guineel his hap
piness, but for another insult tba
wore into his prouel heart. Man;
were the decorations distributed fo'
that day's work, but neither cross
medal or promotion to tho braves
man in the service. The colonel hat
been empowered to recommend t<
the general a gUe? number of officer
and men. Belfont was purpose!
passed over, that a elecoratiou migh
be given to Billy O'Dragon. Thi
was too muoh; his passion boiled
the two met at mess, Billy wore hi
decoration and covertly bullied Bel
font. The officers sided with Be]
font, warmer words followed-th
youug scoundrel again accused hin
of nabbing Gray. Human natur
ooald bear no more; Billy fell to the
After each an insult, to remain io
the Berrico and not to nccopt Billy's
challenge, was it ipossiblo. They met
the next day, ana the colonel's son
fell dead at the first shot. Belfont
? fled-his brother officers compelled
him-knowing that although a court
martial would have acquitted him of
intentional ' mnrder, the persecu?
tion he would suffer at the hands of
the colonel, would have rendered his
life in the service both intolerable
and dishonorable. From that fatal
pay till the late unfortunate duel, I
neither saw or heard of my poor
"Indeed," said I, "I now believe
the poor fellow has, even in this last
affair, been the victim of circum?
"I would swear it," said Crawford,
"But," I said, "was it ever disco?
vered what became of the senora, or
who murdered Captain Gray?"
"Stay, I will tell yon." Before,
however, Crawford could satisfy my
curiosity, he- was summoned to the
"George," to the aid of a man who
had just been taken out of the river,
into which he had, either by accident
or design, fallen. So as it wu9 late,
and I had to leave town by an early
train, I shook my friend by the
hand, and went home and to bed.
After a month's absence, during
which I had been so importantly
engaged that tho deep impression
made upon ?ny minti bj the duelist's
story had become effaced, I returned
to town. I immediately called upon
Crawford, and finding him in deep
mourning, exclaimed, "You uro in
mourning, my dear fellow! I trust,
however, it is for a patient only, not
for a friend or member of your fumi
"For both patient and friend," he
replied, adding gloomily, "for poor
"Good Heaven! then you have
heurd of him," und I turned aside
my head, with tho false shame that
most of UR have nt the litt e good in
us, for my eyes were filled."
"Bah! this is womanly; but I can't
1 help it," he said, brushing his own
eyes with the cuff o? his coat sleeve;
und so, in accordance with the code
of civilization, brushing the outward
symbols of human feeling. Ho con?
tinued: "you remember your last
visit to me."
"I do, full well, and the impres?
sion left upon my mind for some days
by the story of Belfont."
"And that I was called away to
visit a half-drowned patient."
"Yes," I said, eagerly.
"Is it not extraordinary, that pa?
tient should have been the man we
had been speaking of-Belfont?"
"Can it be possible. Then he
"Well, I will tell you," said Craw?
?> * * *
Upon reaching the public house, I
found the case worse than I had ex?
pected. My patient, when taking bia
dread leap, had fallen into a lighter,
at that moment passing through an
arch. His frame seemed completely
shattered, and he was senseless. A
minute's examination told me the
I case was hopeless; alas, it told me
! also, that the attenuated, miserable
being before me waa my old friend,
Georgo Belfont. Fortunately, how?
ever, service in the field teaches one
to act first and feel afterward; so, on
the instant, I had the poor fellow
taken to my own house, and placed
in the bed from which myself anti
wife turned out, while he remained
Afraid of tho shock that the sighi
of an old frivnd might cause, I askec
a medical acquaintance to attend him
Ho did so for a week, when, althongl
his case still remained hopeless, it wai
thought I might, with safety, set
him. I shall never forget that inter
view. When I entered the room b<
was dozing-it was tho first sleep hi
had lind-and I sat down by his side
He awoke. Seeing me, he passed hi
hand ucross his eyes, as if to be cer
taiu that it was nota vision. I placet
my finger upon my lips to enforc
"The Lord in heaven bless yon
my dear friend 1" were his first words
as he placed his thin white fingers ii
"HUBI?, George-your life depend
upon your uot becoming agitated,"
"Agitated! agitated! No, my ngi
talion is now nearly passed. I an
calm. I can become but ono degre
calmer-dead I" Then he sturt?*
suddenly, rose np iu tho bed, looke
at me sternly, "Crawford, are th
hounds near? Tell me-tell me, lik
t .*". , .'
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a mun-where am I? Are they sav?
ing my life to hang me afterward?"
"Hush, George. Upon the word
of a man, your existence is not
known. Yon are in my own honse. "
"Thank God, my friend!" and the
borrowed strength failing, ho fell
At length we succeeded in so far
mitigating his pain, that when alone
ho tOld rna Ma .>o.r???r frC23 thc t:.~.f,
of the duel with "Little Billy." I
will repeat this narrative as pithily as
Passing through France to Eng?
land, Belfont made his way to the
village of V-, where, as so noble
and gallant a fellow deserved, he WBS
rapturously received by his betrothed,
and for a time all seemed couleur de
rose. But tho remembrance of the
duel with Billy, nins! cast a shadow
over his future. It had been against
his conscience, it hung upon his
spirits like a cloud, prophetio of a
coming storm of retribution. He
felt he was acting a lie to the woman
he was about to marry the approach?
The spring came; Belfont being in
town, was induced to (L ive to the
Derby. The day was speut as all
Derby days are spent; ho was return?
ing home; n vehicle shot, ahead of
him, and in a spirit of rivalry not
uncommon upon race days, ho whip?
ped his horse; wheel and wheel
caught; the vehicle of his < pponent,
if I may use the term, was upset, and
its owner thrown heavily to tho
ground. With the rapidity of
thought, Belfout alighted und went
to the assistance of the fallen man,
who hud received a severe contusion
upon his head, and enraged with the
pain, and moro than half intoxicat?
ed, commenced a volley of abuse.
To put un cud to the sceuo, Belfont
gave him his card with his address,
telling him thut iu the morning ho
would satisfy him by mukiug au am?
ple apology to uny friend he might
send, and so thought no more of tho
matter till next day, while ut break?
fast, a gentleman waited upon him.
"If, sir, you ure a friend of tho
gentleman whom I so unfortunately
threw from his gig last evening, I
will ut once anticipate your message,
by frankly offering any apology that
one geutlemau may make to unother
through a third person."
"Stay, sir; I am commissioned to
demand a written apology."
"For what purpose is a written
apology required? said Belfont.
"That ho may post you, (pardon
mc for using prompted language,) as
u coward, when uud where he
"rids is sheer madness. Does
your friend know that it is to a sol?
dier ho addresses this request?" said
"He believes that it is Lieutenant
Beifont, late of thu British Auxiliary
Legion. Is he right?"
"Then you can no longer wonder
nt Mr. Gray refusing to accept any?
thing but an abject apology, or a
meeting. lu fact, Mr. Belfout, ho
will not rest satisfied until you and
he have stood before each other in a
struggle of life or death."
"Good Heaven, how strange! The
brother of poor Gray !" said Belfout,
adding, however, when he had reco?
vered from his astonishment, "but
why should Mr. Gray seek mj life?'
"He believes yon to bo tue mur?
derer of his brother."
Muddeued by the unexpected re
vivul of the old shume, he became
mad. "Fool, fool," exclaimed Bel
lont, "was not tho impossibility ol
Iiis having fallen by my hand
"No; but simply that Im died by a
bayonet, which was easily hidden bj
"I will not moot him. By Heaven
I will not-dare notl" Belfont re
plied, not thinking that those ver
words lent strength to thu suspicioi
"Thou Mr. Gray will proclain
rou, sir, what he believes you-ai
assassin and foul duelist, even to th
tery woman of whose affections yoi
have robbed my friend," said he.
"What mean you?" he exclaimed
grasping his arm.
"That but for you, Mr. Grui
would have been married to Mis
-, whom he hears you ure. about t
lt ad to ino sitar."
Great Heaven! unother complicu
tion! Then jealousy, unger-ever
bad passion-took possession of Bei
font's mind. Hu felt in the hands c
an invisible destiny, that was drat,
ging him downward, downward t
ile .i ruction, and could make but on
answer-to meet him. They met th
following day; but, thank Heavei
Belfont had time to cool. They ej
changed fire; his bali passed throngh
the rim of Bel for-t'a hat-Belf ont's
fire was in the air. He insisted upon
another fire-Belfont refused; he
taunted bim with cowardice, and
again the murder of his brother. My
friend could bear no more. His op?
ponent had his wish. They fired; he
fell dead, and from that moment
Belfont wandered from town to town,
c?dc?Tori?g UJ otrcruio himse?. ile
had no friends in England; but, at
last, remembering me, be made bis
way toward my residence. As he
crossed the bridge, the moonlit
waters seemed to him to offer hire
peace and repose A species of mad?
ness seized him. He could see only
those calm waters, nnd-but you
know the rest.
The day following my interview
with him the poor fellow grew worse,
and mortification supervened. Feel?
ing he was dying, he prayed of me
to see Miss - and explain away
the terrible imputations nuder which
he had suffered; then, with almost
his last breath, he said: "Crawford,
a good resolve should never be
broken. Had I manfully battled
against my passions, as against the
enemy, this misery had been spared
us all." And, with these words, my
poor friend passed away.
"A terrible story; but was the
murderer of Captain Gray ever disco?
Ho was. Gray had long, but se?
cretly, addressed the senora, not,
however, so secretly, hut that of a
rival, a young Spaniard, liad watched
him-nay, had watched them leave
the house together; he followed, and
awaiting his opportunity, had stabbed
him from behind, and taking the
girl in bis arms, had carried her baok
to her father, the Alcalde, who was
too grateful for the service perform?
ed, to give np the assassin. It was the
girl's screams that attracted Belfont,
who reached the body of the murder?
ed mau only a minute or so before
the appearance of Billy."
"One more question," I said, "and
we quit this terrible tragedy of real
life. The lady whom Belfont was
about to marry; how did she receive
"Alas! alas!" exclaimed Crawford.
"Did it kill her?"
"Not so; far worse. Her past
her future may be told in a sentence.
She is now in a lunatic asylum!"
REDUCTION OF RATES
nHA^?^T^E AND S. C. R. R. COMPANY,
OF.N'L t'n I .1 ? HIT ANO TICKET AOT'S OFFICE,
COI.UMIIIA, 8. C., December ll, 1867.
ON and alter THIS DAY, COTTON will
be forwarded via the "SEABOARD
INLAND AIR LINE FREIGHT ROUTE,"
To Baltimore, $3.23 per bale of 400 lbs.
To Philadelphia, $4.00 per halo of 400
lbs. or less.
To Now York, $4.00 per balo of 400 lbs.
This routo is cheaper, quicker and as re?
liable as any competing hue.
The ratos being the same, shippers eave
32 cents per bale-estimating cotton at 1(
cents per pound-in Marine Insurance, bj
having their cotton forwarded via thu
route. E. R. D0R8KY,
General Freight and Trans'a Agent.
SOUTH CAROLINA RAILROAD,
GENERAL BUP'Ttt UEFICE,
CHAJILKSTON, 8. C., January 18,1868.
ON and after Sunday, January 19, tin
Pasnenger Trains on the South Caro
lina Railroad will run as follows, viz:
Leave Charleston for Columbia. 4.80 a. m
Arrive at Kingsville.11.15 a. m
Leave King?ville.ll.40 a? m
Arrive at Columbia. 1.10 p. m
Leave Columbia.10.00 a. in
Arrive at Kingsvillo.11.35 a. m
Leave Kingsville.12.1*5 p. m
Arrive at Charleston. 7.05 p. m
The Passenger Train on tho Camdei
Rranch will connect with np and dowi
Columbia Trains and Wilmington and Man
chester lindi oad Trains on MONDAY?
WEDNESDAYS and SATURDAYS.
Night Express Freight and Passenge
Accommodation Trahi will run as follows:
Leave Charleston for Columbia. .5.40 p. n?
Arrive at Columbia.6.0.? a. in
Leave Columbia.5.30 p. ni
Arrive at Charleston. 5 40 a. m
Jan 21 _H. T. PEAKE, Gen'l Snp't.
Office North Carolina Railroad Co.
COMPANY SHOPS, OcrroDEn 17, 1867.
ON and after this date, tho following
will be the schedule for PASSENGE]
TRAINS over this road:
Leave Charlot to daili at.0.40 p. m
" Greensboro at.4.11 a. ni
" Raleigh at.10.00 ?.
Arrive at Goldsboro at. 2 00 p. m
Leavo Ou!d*hor<> il.
" Haleigh at. 3 60 "
" Greensboro at. 910 "
Arrive at Charlotte at. 2 54 a. m
Through Passengers by this lino hav
choice of mutt's cia Greensboro and Dan
ville to Richmond, or via Raleigh and Wei
don to Richmond or Portsmouth; arrivin
at all points North of Richmond at th
same limo by either route. CIoso cornice
lion is made with the Passenger Trains o
tho Wilmington and Weldon Railroad t
and from Wilmington, and by Frc i gb
Train to Weldon. JAB. ANDERSON,
Oct 18 Superintendent.
i * ? '
NOTICE TO SHIPPER 8.
GEN'I. BUVSBISTEM'S OFFICE, B. C. B.
December ll, 1807.
f\S and aftet tbia date tbo TARIF]
\J tho Great Bonthern Freight
FROM COLUMBIA, vf Bl be as ioUows.l
Cotton per bale, to New York.
.? " PhUatlelphia...
Th?a rcTitt it gfr^srsst?e? ?.? che?
quicker and more reliable than any <
peting, while the difference of iDsura
not amounting to 20c, is over twice <
penaated by difference of rates.
H. T. PEAKE
Doo ll General Superintcudoi
"PAST" EXPBESS LI*
FXtO.1I COLUMBIA TO NEW YOI
GREAT ATLANTIC COAST LINE RAILW
NEW and~F?^^C^?1?D?jLE now!
operation, with complete and conti]
ouB connections, from Columbia andi
points in the interior of Routh Carol
via Kingsville, Wilmington and Weldon
Richmond, Washington, Baltimore, Ph
delphia, New York, Boston, and all pru
pal points North and East. No chang
Passenger Cars botweon Weldon ;
Acquia Creek. No Omnibus transfer
Petersburg or Richmond. Fare as lon
by any other route. Time, forty-tb
hours to New York.
At Weldon, Passengers have choice
the following routes, viz: Crlsfied and /
namessio Line, Washington or Inh
Line, Baltinioro or Old Bay Line. Tick|
good by either route.
('ACTION TO THB PUBLIC-The route
Charlotte and Greensboro is advertised!
seventy-five miles shorter and twelve hoT
quicker-try it, if you wish to bo deceits
xnrough Fast Express Train, o io f\f
mington, Weldon and Riohmond, leaves]
Wilmington. 9.30 DJ
Washington.7.00 p J
Wilmington, Delaware.11.07 pf
Philadelphia. 1.30 a.
New York, arrives. 5.20 a.
i Via Wdmlugton, Weldon, Port emmi
and AnnameB8ic routes, leaves:
Wilmington. 9.80 p.
Weldon. 6.20 a.
Crisfleld. 6.00 p.
Wilmington, Delaware....ll.67 p.
Now York, arrives. 5.20 a.
?Ibo .steamers of the Old Bay Line le
for Baltimore 7.30 p. m.
tLeave New York 7.80 p. m. to come Sot
Two trains daily from Kingsville, Nord
the 11.80 a. m. Fast Express, and 2.0?!
m. Mail: Baggage checked thron J
Elegant Slecpiug Cars on all Night Trail
Through Tickets, good by either roil
until used-with option to Passengers]
stopping at termiual points-can be i
fained at the Ticket Office of tbo Km
Carolina Railroad. P. H. LANGDON,
Oct 23 Gmo Oen'l Southern Agent
Change of Schedule on Q7&C. R.
ON and after FRIDAY, the 6th insta!
Passenger Trains will run daily, St]
days excepted, as follows:
Leave Columbia at. 7.00 a.
'.' Alston at.8.65 '
V Newberry at.10.35 '
Arrive at Abbeville at. 8.30 p.
" at Anderson at.5.15 '
M at Greenvale at.6.00 ?
Leave Greenville at. 0.00 a.
" Anderson at.G.45 '
" Abbevffleat. 8.45
" Newberry at.1.25 p.
Arrive at Alston at.8.00 '
" at Columbia at.6.00 ?
Trains on the Bine Ridge Railroad vj
also run daily, Sundays excepted.
Leave Anderson at.5.20 p.
" Pendleton at.6.20 '
Arrive at Walhalla at.8.00 ?
Leave Walhalla at.4.09 a.
Pendleton at.6.40 '
Arrive at Anderson at.6.40 '
The train will return from Belton to J?
derson on Monday and Friday morningif
JAMES O. MEREDITH,
Doo 8_ General Superintendent
Charlotte & South Carolina R. R. r
SUPERINTENDENT'S OFFICE. *
COLUMBIA, S. C., October 5, 1867.
ON and after tho 6th instant, the Trai
over this Road will run as follows:
Leave Columbia at.1.40 p.
Arrive at Charlotte at.9.40 p.
Leavo Charlotte at. 2.66 a.
Arrive at Columbia at. 9 40 a.
Mr king close connection for all pom
North and South, as follows:
Leavo Columbia. 1.40 p. i
Leave Charlotte. 10.00 p.
Leave Greensboro.6.15 a.
Arrive Richmond..4.45 p.
Leave Riohmond.0.45 p.
Arrive Washington.6.15 a. lj
Arrive Baltimore.9.10 a.
Arrive Philadelphia.1.82 p. i
Arrive New York.6 10 p. i
Passengers taking this route, gob
North, have choice of route from Green
boro, Weldon or Portsmouth.
tff Tickets good over either umj
Baggage checked through.
For THROUGH TICKETS to RichnioH
Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia ai
New York, apply at Ticket Office,foot Blal
ding street. CALEB BOUKNIGHT,
Oct fl Mnpf.Hnt?ndenl
Laurens Railroad-New Schedule
OFFICE LAURENS RAILROAD.
LAUBENS C. H., 8. C., Jnly 12, 1807J
ON and arter MONDAY, 22d instant,
trains will run over this Road as f|
lows, until further notioo:
Leave Laurens at 5 o'clock a. m. on Mci
days, Wednesdays and Fridays, and ai nj
at Newberry at ll o'clock a. m. j
Leave Newberry on Mondays, Wedn
days and Fridays, at flftv minutes aftt
o'clock, connecting with both trains on
Greenville and Columbia Railroad at H
na Shops. JOSEPH CREWS, Snp'