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How oft has disappointment marro J
. Some cherished" plan of mino,
i'vAnd bidden winter clouds appear
f Where Bummer's sun should shine;
^CEot often, as they darker grew,
FTC :CC_ remo wotoarous peu
TJpon the very blackest write
Tho sentence, "Try again."
How often in the stilly hour
Of night, the heavy sigh,
In sympathv, bas strove to meet
The tear-drop in my oye;
And then, like angels whispering
Their messages to mou,
I've heard a quiet breathing of
The sentence, "Try again."
How often, as I've walked amidst
Life's ever busy tido,
And jostled with its favored ones,
On each and every Bide;
When my misfortunes seemed to be
O'erwhelming, even then
Has some good spirit breathed to mo
Tho sentence, "Try again."
guardian angel it must be,
r else tho weight of care
Had sunk me in the vory depths
Of sorrow and despair;
Hut, obi my heart much lighter seems,
And hope shines brighter, when
I bear that spirit softly breathe
The sentence, "Try agaia."
SPEECH WITHOUT WORDS.
I'll tell yea a story of how I once
saved my Ufe entirely through having(
learned the deaf and dumb alphabet:'
There were two little boys who
nsed to come and stay with Frank
and me, when we were first married,
and they could neither hear nor
They were deaf and dumb; they
could not talk except with ?heir fin?
gers-so-only ever so mueh quicker.
Frank and I learned this foreign
alphabet on purposo that wo might
understand what these two poor lad3
had to say. They were quick and
clever; they could read and write, ay,
and draw and sew, and do many
other things which most boys would
make but a very bad hand at.
They could play at draughts, and
'backgammon and chess, and at fox
and geese, os well as any boys. They
could almost see what we said,
though they could not bear, with
such quick eager eyes did they watch
every movement of our lips. We
soon, however, got to talk os easily
with our fingers as our tongues; and
sometimes, whon tito lads were not
with us, Frank and tuse(| to converse
in that manuer whefi alono for prac?
It happened ujRrn ono occasion
that he had to go to London on im?
portant business;' be was to have
gone in the afternoon train, but !
something delayed him, so that he ?
was not able to leave before the
night express. I was not in very
good health, and retired to my bed
room about two hours before his
departure; he promised, however, to
ooma up and wish me good-by before
he started, which would bo between I
12 and 1 o'clock in tho morning.
The matter which culled him away
was connected with the bank here, j
which had just been burned down; |
and my husband, it seems, though I
did not know it at tho time-so \
great a secret had ho endeavored to
keep it-had many thousand pounds
belonging to tho concern in his j
temporary possession, locked up in j
an iron safe in our bed-room, where j
the plate was kept. He was bank
manager, and responsible for tho
whole of it. It was winter time, and '
there was a fire in the room, so bright j
and comfortable that I was in no
hurry to leave it and get into bed,
bat sat up, looking into the fiery
coals, and thinking about ali sorts of
things; upon tho long journey Frank
had to take that night, and how
dreary the days would seem until ho
returned; and in particular how lone- j
ly I should feel in that great room ull
by myself, when he should be away;
for I was a dreadful coward. It waa
a little after ll o'clock when I got '
into bed, but I did not feel the least
inclined for sleep even then; and ,
besides, there were all sort? of noises
about the room, which my foolish '
ears always used to hoar whenever 11
was alono at night-time.
If a little soot fell down the,
chimney, it was, I thought, a great i
black crow at least, which would anon
be flying about ino room, and set- I
tiing on my pillow; if a mouse
squeaked in the wainscot, it was tho
squeaking of some dreadful person's j
shoes, coming up stairs to kill me .
with ai carving knife; and if the wind
blew at the casement, it was some- j
body else trying to get in at the
window, although it waa two-stories
You may imagine, then, my horror,
when I heard a tremendous sneeze
within a yard o' me, just behind the
head-board of the bed, and between 1
that and the wall, -where there was a
considerable Bpaoe. ' I had, as usual,
taken the precaution, before I pat
the candle out, looking everywhere
in the room where it was quite im?
possible any person conld be hid;but
in tho little alcove into ?which thc
bed was pushed, I had never thought
of looking, although that was a capi?
tal hiding jilaco for anybody, ever
since I had slept in that room; in
short, I had been like the ostrich,
who puts his head in the sand, and
then imagines himself in perfect se?
curity. I had piqued myself upon
I precautionary measures that, after
all, might just as well have been
I omitted. The only thing, as I be?
lieve, which saved my reason from
departing altogether, when I first
heard that terrible sound, was that
my mind clung to the hope that it
might be, after all, only tue sneeze
of a cat. Fifty cats together oonld
not have mudo half so much noise, it
is true, for it was the sneeze of a
man who sneezes in spite of himself,
and almost shook the house; but the
idea sustained me over the first
shock. The next instant, the wretch
had sneezed again, and pnsbing
aside the bed, which rolled on castors,
I felt was standing behind my pillow
looking at me. If he had only given
one sneeze, he might perhaps have
believed me, os I Tay perfectly still,
breathing as regularly os I could, and
pretending to be asleep; but he rea?
soned very justly, that, unless I WJS
deaf or dead, I must have been
awakened by the second.
"You're awake, marm," said he,
in a gruff voice, "and it's no use
of shamming! If you don't want a
tap with this life-preserver, just look
I opened my eyes exceedingly wide
at this, and beheld a man with crape
over his face, standing by the bed
be held a sort of club with two knobs
upon it, in his right hand, and witb.
his left he pointed to the iron safe.
"Is the money there?" said he.
"The plate is," said I, in a trem?
bling voice; "pray take it, sir; I uni
sure you are very welcome;" for h(
might have had everything of value
out of tho house, so long as ho lei
"The mouey-the gold-tho note;
-aro they there?" cried he again
in a terrible sort of whisper.
"It's all there," replied I, althougl
I knew nothing about it; "all excepi
fifteen and sixteen pence in uij
?urse on the dressing-table yonder
'hero's a silver mustard pot beside.'
in the pantry, and a couple of candle
sticks in tho study, only plated, for '.
would not deceive you, sir, upoi
"You had better not," observe?
the burglar, grimly, or it will be al
the worse for you."
He produced a key like that m;
husbaud used, and approached th
iron safe; but as he did so, bis guilt
ear caught a foot-step on the stab
"Who's that?" cried he.
"My husband, sir," returned I
"but pray, don't hurt him-pray."
"Is ho not gone to town, then?
cried tho ruffian, with an oath o
"He is going at 12 o'clock," replie
I; "ho is, indeed."
"If you tell him," said tho burgh
hoarsely; "if you breathe but OD
word of my presence hore, it will t
tho death of both." Ho had slippe
into tho alcove back of the bed i
an instant. My husband entere
immediately afterward, and eve
while he was in the room, I hear
the awful threat ropeated once agai
through tho thick curtain bchiu
me: "if you do but whisper it, wi
man, I will kill yon where you li
Will you swear not to tell him?"
"I will," said I, solemnly; "Ipr
miBe not to open my lips ubout tl
Frank leaned over the pillow to ki
me, and observed how terrified
"You have been frightening you
self about robbers again, I suppos
yon silly child."
"Not I, Frank," returned I,
cheerfully as I could, "I have only
little headache;" but I said with
my finger?,, so that be could piain
read it iu the firelight, "for Goo
sake, hush! there is a man behind t,
Frank was os bold as a lion, and hi
nerves like iron, although he was
tender-hearted and kind. He on
answered, "Whereisyour sal-volatil
dearest?" and went to the man tl
piece to get it. I thought he nev
could have understood too, he Bpo
with such coolness and nnconcei
until I saw his fingers reply, a? '.
took np the bottle, "AU rigid; do
be afraid!" And then I was n
afraid, or at least not m'.ich ; for I
knew that I should Dot bo left for
one instaot in that room alone; and
I felt tbat my Frank was a match for
any two men in such a cause. Only
he had no weapon. "He has a life
py??ct vcr," saia x with my fingers.
"Your fire ie getting rather low,
Georgy," observed be, aa he took up
the poker. (Ab, he had a weapon,
CONCLUDED IN O UK NEXT.
To Farmers and Planters.
WE OFFER for salo tho following Fer?
tilizers of the Lodi Manufacturing
Double Rofinod POUDRETTE, prepared
from night soil of New York city, at New
York prices, $25 per ton of 2,000 pounds,
freight added. Also.
NITRO-PHOSPHATE of LIME, equal in
overy respect to Peruvian Gnano, mado
from floured bono dust and night soil, su?
perior and far cheaper than any Phosphate
in market, at $65 per ton, in Charleston.
A fair trial, however small, in respectfully
solicited. J. H. EN8LOW A CO.,
Charleston, 8. C.
Read the following testimonials:
At Home, near Marietta, Ga., Oct. 10.
A. J. Roberts A Co., Atlanta, Ga.
Gentlemen: I am well pleased with the
result of the use of the "Double Refined
Poudrette" on my cropB. I tried it on both
corn and cotton, and am satisfied wherever
it was applied the yiold was moro than
doublo what it would have been without it.
I regrot exceedingly my not using it more
extensively tho present year, but will try
to mako up my loss by purchasing a larger
quantity next spring. I regard it as the
cheapest, most reliable, and easiest man?
aged fertilizer within my knowledge, and
cheerfully recommend it fas I have tried it
thoroughly) to tho farmers of this suction,
and particularly to those planting cotton,
from tho fact of its causing it to mature
from ten days to two weeks earlier than it.
would without tho uso of tho Poudrette. I
also used it on mv garden, and found it of
much benefit to all kinds of plants. Very
respectfully, Ac. G. 8. OGLESBY.
Extract from a lotter received from Trof.
Martin, of Hampden. Sidney College,
Va., dated July 1, 1807:
Tho Doublo Belined Pond rotte is operat?
ing like a charm on my crop, and attract?
ing universal attention from all beholders.
I am already satisfied that it is thc cheap?
est and surest renovate of our worn-out
High Sttoals, Ga., October 4, 1807.
James R. Dev, Esq.
Sir: Tho Double Refined Poudrette I
bought for two other parties in connection
with myself-one of them used it on cotton
and corn, and thinks it answered finely;
tho other put it on cotton, on very poor
ground, and thinks it doubled his crop. 1
used it on corn. It answered finely, and
was thought by tho hand that cultivated
the crop to bc fully equal to Bhode's Super
Phosphate. I also used it on about an
acre of cotton, and I am clearly of opinion
that it is the nest and cheapest fertilizer
in use, and I expect to order several tons
this winter. Yours, very respectfully,
Ellarille, Schley Co., Ga., Ort. 4, 1807.
The Doublo Refined Poudrette, pur?
chased of you last spring, 1 think, in?
creased my crop of cotton 150 pounds per
acre; put it upon worn-out pino land, at
the rate of 200 pounds per acre, drilled in !
with cotton seed. Yours, Ac,
Salisbury, X. C., August 10, 1807.
James R. Dey, Eso..
Dear Sir: i can safely say that your
Doublo Relined Poudretlb is far superior j
to any other fertilizer for cotton; fort have 1
given it a fair trial this season. Yours,
JEHU FOSTER, Ju.
Savannah, Ga., September 25, 1867.
James R. Dey, Esq., President.
Dear Sir: I used tho Doublo Refined
Poudrette, bought of you last spring, on
corn. I think it increased tho yield one
half. I consider it an excellent manure.
Respectfully, T. HOLCOMBE.
Ridgeway, S. C., September 21,1867.
Mr. Janies B. Dey.
Sir: I applied the Doublo Refined Pou
drette by itself, and in combination with
oilier fertilizers, on cotton, and am pleased
with it; so much so that it is my present
intention to purchase a larger supply of
you tho next year to apply *.o my cotton
crop. Yours very respectfully,
HENRY C. DAVIS.
llockg Mount, Edgecomb Co., X. C. Nov 13.
Jamos R. Dey, Esq.
Sir: In reply to your Inquiry of tho re?
sults of our experience in tho uso of your
improved Poudrottc-purchased of you for
this year's cotton crop-wo would beg leavo
to say that tho present season has been
one quite unfavorable to tho action of all
8everal kinds of manures wero used by
us, with tho excepti n of your I'oudretto,
with little or no effect to the crop.
Where tho Pondretto was used, it gave
ns noar half a bale moro per aero, and
caused thc cotton to open much earlier;
and wo would, thorofore, recommend the
same as a concentrated manure for the
growth of cotton, as well as improvement
io the soil. Yours, very reepi-ctfuiiv,
HENRY P. STULTS A BBO.
Address for further particulars,
LODI MANUFACTUBING CO.,
Nov 14 Snio 66 Cortland Street. N. Y.
Powder, Shot, Sec.
DUPONT'S RIFLE POWDER, in whole,
half and quarter kegs.
Du non t's Blasting, Duck Shooting, Eagle
and Diamond Grain Powder.
Drop and Buok Shot, Percussion Cans,
Flints, Guns, Pistols, Ac, on hand and for
?ale low by J. A T. R. AGNEW,
Hole Agents for Dupont's Gunpowder.
HrinlUh'a ??nren'a Delight, for Tet?
ter, Pimples, Blotches, and Eruptions on
REDUCTION OF BATES.
CHARLOTTE AND 8. C. B. R. COMPANY,
OBN'I, FSRIOHT AND TlCKRT A0T*8 OFKIHK;
COLUMBIA, ?. C., December ll. 1867.
ON and after THIS DAY, COTTON wiU
be forwarded via tbe "SEABOARD
INLAND AIR LINE FREIGHT ROUTE,"
2LH folio WAI
To Baltimore, $3.25 per bale of 400 lbs.
To Philadelphia, $4.00 per bale or 400
lbs. or less.
To Now York, $4.00 per bale of 400 lbs.
This route is cheaper, quicker and as re
Hablo as any competing hue.
The rates being the esme, shippers aavo
32 cents per bala-estimating cotton at 16
cents per pound-in Marino Insurance, by
having their cotton forwarded via. this
route. E R. DORSEY,
General Freight and Trana'n Agent.
"FAST" EXPRESS LINE
FROM COLUMBIA TO JiKW YORK.
GRUT ATLANTIC COAST L1NB RAILWAYS.
NEW anoTFA?T^lB(H?LDU)_E now in
operation, with complete and continu?
ous connections, from Columbia and all
points in the interior of (South Carolina,
via Eingsvillo, Wilmington and Weldon, lo
Richmond. Washington, Baltimore, Phila?
delphia, New York, Boston, and all princi
Pal points North and East. No change of
'assengcr Cars between Weldon and
Acqnia Creek. No Omnibus transfer at
Petersburg or Richmond. Faro as low as
by any other route. Timo, forty-three
hours to New York.
At Weldon, Passengers havo choico of
the following routes, viz: Cris?cd and An
namoseio Line, Washington or Inland
Line, Baltimore or Old Bay Lino. Tickets
good by either routo.
CAUTION TO TUE PUBLIC-Tho routo by
Charlotte and Greensboro is advertised as
seventy-live miles shorter and twelve, hourn
quicker-try it, if you with to be deceived.
Through Fast Express Train, via fWil
mington, Weldon and Richmond, leaves:
Columbia.10.00 a. m
Wilmington.9.30 p. m.
Weldon. .6.20 a. m.
Richmond.11.10 a. m.
Washington.7.00 p. m.
Wilmington, Delaware.11.57 p. m.
Philadelphia.1.30 a. m.
New York, arrives.5.20 a. m.
t Via Wilmington, Weldon, Portsmouth
and Annamessic routes, leaves:
Columbia.10.00 a. m.
Eingsvillo. .11.30 a. m.
Wilmington. 9.30 p. m.
Weldon.6.20 a. m.
.Portsmouth.10.45 a. m.
Cristield. 6.00 p. m.
Wilmington, Delaware .11.57 p. m.
Philadelphia. 1.30 a. m.
New York, arrives. 5.20 a. m.
*The Steamers of tho Old Bay Line leave
for Baltimore 7.30 p. m.
tLcaveNew York 7.30p. m. to come South.
Two trains daily from Eingsvillo, North
tho 11.30 a. m. Fast Express, and 2.00 p.
m. Mail. Baggago cheeked through.
Elegant Sleeping Cars on all Night Trains.
Through Tickets, good by oitber route
until used-with option to Passengers of
stopping at terminal points-can he ob?
tained at the Ticket Oftice or thc South
Carolina Railroad. P. H. LANGDON,
Oct 23 6ino Gon'l Southern Agent.
Camden Street, rear of Gregg's China Store.
J. ( - - - Proprietor.
HAVING thoroughly fitted up the above
establishment as a RESTAU RANT,
1 am prepared to furnish visitors with tho
best of EATABLES and DRINKABLES.
OYSTERS, GAME, FISH, MEATS, etc.,
prepared in tho very best stylo, bv one of
tho finest cooks in the citv. SUPPERS
furnished at short notice. Families sup?
plied with OYSTERS at reasonable prices.
Choico WINES, LIQUOR? and CIGAUS
constantly on hand. LUNCH every day at
1 o'clock. Dec 10
~ THE POLLOCK HOUSE?
LIQUORS, WINES, 8EGARS, TOBACCO, M.,
AT WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
. THE UNDERSIGNED has flited
Bup his cstablitdiment, and has re?
ceived a large stock of the finest
qualities and brands of LIQUORS,
WINKS, ALES, KEG A RS, Smoking and
Chowing TOBACCO, ute; SYRUPS, COR?
DIALS and other articles.
JELLIES and BRANDY FRUITS of home
In tho rear of the wholesale atoro, bo
has a handsomely appointed
WU EUE tho best of everything is
-, 07 ali kinds-PISH, OYS
? jmJQf TERM, GAME, MEATS, Ac. ; .
?WSmWf?m - furnished at short notice, Jg
^^^^"^^aiid in tbe very best styles.Si
?ATTACHED to tho estab-F
hshmeiit aro coin in od ion? ^
rooms, where private DINNERS
ana KUl'PERS will bo fumitdied for any
number of pernuna from two to 150.
LUNCH evory day, at ll o'clock.
The Proprietor pledgee himself that be
will continue, as net otoforo, to use bis ut?
most endeavors to givo porfoct satisfaction
to hi? patrons and guests.
Janl_T. M. POLLOCK. Proprietor.
Your bean ty, your health, your eano
may be restored, by uaiug HeiniUh'a
NOTICE TO SHIPPERS.
GBN'L SurKBiNTF.N's OFFICK, 8. O. R. R.r
Deoembsr ll, 1867.
/^VN and ?ft*r Uiis dsic thc TARIFF by
V/ the Great Southern Freight Linc,
FnOM COLUMBIA, will be au follows, via:
Cotton por bale, to New York.$4 00
.? " Baltimore.3.86
This route is guaranteed as cheaper,
quicker and more reliable than any com?
peting, wbilo the difference of insnrauco,
not amounting to 20c , is over twico com?
pensated by difference of rates.
H. T. PEAKE,
Dec ll_ General Superintendent.
SOUTH CAROLINA RAILROAD,
GENERAL SUPTS OFFICE,
? CHARLESTON, 8. C., January 18,1868.
ON and after Sunday, January 19, the
Passenger Trains un the South Caro?
lina Railroad will run as follows, viz:
Leave Charleston for Columbia. 4.30 a. m.
Arrive at Kingsville.11.15 a. m.
Loave Kingsville.-11.40 a. m.
Arrive at Columbia. 1.10 p. m.
Leave Columbia...10.00 a. m.
Arrive at Kingsville.11.35 a. m.
Leave Kingsville.12.05 p. m.
Arrive at Charleston. 7.05 p. m.
Tho Passenger Train on the Camden
Branch will connect with up and down
Columbia Trains and Wilmington and Man?
chester Railroad Trains on MONDAYS,
WEDNESDAYS and SATURDAYS.
Night Express Freight and Passenger
Accommodation Train aili mn ? fellows:
Leave Charleston for Columbia. .5.40 p. m.
Arrive at Columbia.6.05 fc. m.
Loave Columbia.6.30 p. m.
Arrive at Charleston.5.40 a.m.
Jan_21_H. T. PEAKE. Gen'l Sup't.
Office North Carolina Railroad Co.,
COMPANY SHOPS, OCTOBEB 17, 1867.
ON ?nd after this date, the foUowing
will be tho schedule for PASSENGER
TRAINS over this road:
Leave Charlotte daily at. 9 40 p.m.
" Greensboro at. 4.11 a. m.
" Raleigh at.10.00 "
Arrive at Goldsboro at. 2.00 p. m.
Leave Goldsboro at_.12.22 "
.. Raleigh at. 3 60 .?
" Greensboro at. 9.10 "
Arrive at Chsrlotto at. 2 54 a. m.
Through Passengers by this line have,
choice or rontes via Greensboro and Dan?
ville to Richmond, or tia Raleigh and Wel?
don to Bichmond or Portsmouth; arriving
at all points North of Richmond at tho
same timo by either route. Close connec?
tion is made with the Passenger Train* on
tho Wilmington and Weldon Railroad to
and from Wilmington, and by Freight
Train to Weldon. JAS. ANDERBON,
Oct 18 Superintendent.
Change of Schedule on 0. & C. R. R.
ON and aftor FRI DAY. the 6th instant,
Passenger Trains will run daily, Sun?
days excepted, as follows:
Leavo Columbia at. 7.00 a. m.
f* Alston at.8.b5 "
" Nuwberry at.10.35 "
Arrive at Abbeville at. 3.30 p. m.
" at Anderson at.5.15 "
" at Gro?Miv?le at.6.00 *'
Leave Greenville at. 6.00 a. m.
" Anderson at.6.45 "
?? AbbeviUeat. 8.45 "
" Newberry at.1.25 p. m.
Arrive at Alston at.3.00 "
" at Columbia at. 5.10 M
Trains on the Blue Ridge Railroad will
also run daily, Sundays excepted.
Leave Anderson at..6.20 p. m.
" Pendleton at.6.20 "
Arrive at Walhalla at. .8.00 "
Leave Walhalla at. 4.00 a. m.
" Pendleton at.5.40 "
Arrive at Anderson at.6 40' "
Tho train will return from Belton to An?
derson on Monday and Friday mornings.
JA MES O. MEREDITH,
Dec 3_General Superb tendent.
Charlotte & South Carolina R. R. Co.
COLOMBIA, S. C., October 5, 1867.
ON and after thc 6th instant, tho Trains
over this Bond will run as follows:
Leave Columbia at... . 1.40 p. m.
Arrive at charlotte at. 9.4f> p. m.
Leave Charlotte at. 2.56 a. m.
Arrive at Columbia at. 9 40 a. m.
Malting close connection for all points
North and South, as follows:
Leave Columbia. 1.40 p. m.
Leave Charlotte. 10.00 p. m.
Leavo Oreensboro.5.15 a. m.
Arrive Richmond.4.45 p. m.
Loave Richmond.9 45 p. m.
Arrive Washington.6.15 a. ni.
Arrive Baltimore.9.10 a. m.
Arrive Philadi lphia.1.32 p. m.
Arrive Now Yoik.5 10 j), in.
Passengers taking this route, going
North, have choice of route from Greens?
boro, Weldon or Portsmouth.
mw Tickets good over either route.
Bngitngo checked through.
For THROUGH TICKETS to Richmond
Washington, Biiltimore, Philadelphia sud
Kew ?ork, applj a? Ticket Onice, fi' oi Blan
ding street. CALEB BOUhNlGHT,
Oct 5 Hnpt-i intendant.
Laurens Railroad-New Schedule.
OFFICE LAU BENS BAILROAD,
LAOUKNK C. H., 8. C., July 12, 1807.
ON and alter MONDAY, 22d instant, tho
trains will run over this Road as fol?
lows, until further notice:
Leave Laurens at 5 o'clock a. m. on Mon?
days, Wednesdays sud Fridays, and ai ri > o
at N?wberr> at ll o'clock a. m.
Leave New' ?rry on Mondays, Wednes?
days and Friib. <, at fifty minutes after 12
o'olork, connection witb both trains on tho
fl reen ville and Columbia lbohoad at ID le?
na Shops. JOSEPH CREWS, Sup't.