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The Rop'fc of The Skater.
4/lfr ?A? manner 0/ Tennyson'* ".Broofc."
With many a curre the ?es I fret,
With many a clean-oat figure;
The keon North-easter I forget,
And laugh at winter's rigor.
I torn, I twist, I wheel about.
The "outi>i(lo edge" I dote on;
I rush on with a merry about,
Then like a swallow float on. .
I clatter, clatter as I skato,
Wy keel cf ctocl loud riaging;
Tho Take I circumnavigate,
Borne wintry carol singing.
I fold my arms, throw back my hoad,
And o er the ice I'm flying;
My pulses throb, my cheeks are red,
I Boom Old Time defying.
I slip, I slide, I rash, I glide,
I dash ulong like lightning;
I see-and that bat feeds my pride
Borne timid onos I'm fright'ning.
Bat on and on, till in a glow,
I think 'twould tire mo never,
That mon might como and mon might go,
But I'd skate on forevorl
I had silently watched my aunt for
an hour-my aunt Katharine, who
sat silently by the window with her
sewing. Through tho lightuieshes
of the lace curtains, tho bright sun?
shine came in andy fell upon her
soft, dark dress, smooth hair, and
pretty white work, while tho fresh
breeze, floating in through tho open
window, blew into bloom n carnntion
pink upon her cheeks, end sitting
there in the breeze and sunshine, I
saw that my aunt Katharine was very
handsome. At first I thought it
straugo that I had never noticed that
fact before; but it was not strange,
for children think nothiug about
their parents' or guardians' looks;
except that they be pleasant or un?
pleasant, and I was little more than
a child. Ever since I could remem?
ber, Aunt Katharine, with her dark
dress, smooth hair and gentle ways,
bad taken care of me; und when I
grew into a tall girl of fifteen, old
enough to go to parties and have
young beaux, she watched over me
still. She waa my mother, my com?
panion, my friend. I never realized
my orpbauage or want of other kin,
but hud been the same careless, light?
hearted, merry girl ever since I
could remember, that I was on the
Juno morning I watched ber at work
in tho sunlight. ?She looked up at
"Addie, isn't it most school-time?"
"Yes, auntie, I am going in a mi?
nute; but first tell mo-"
"Why, you never were married?"
"Because I never liked any one
?well enough to marry bim. Now gl?
and get ready for school."
She smiled as she spoke, and after
a glahco at her face, I smiled too,
and ran up stairs to get my bounei
aud satchel. Coming down stairs
agaiu, I put my head in at the sit?
"If you found anybody whom yoi:
liked well enough, wouldn't yoi
"I don't know-Isuppososo. Why
what in the world has got into youl
I laughed, slammed tho door, ant
bounded through the hall into tin
road. Half-way to the school-housf
I met my toucher, Mr Charles Dove
"Good morning, Miss Addie. Re
citations all ready?"
"Yes, sir," I answered, and bi
passed on ahead. I sauntered 01
slowly, thinking of my aunt Katha
rino. I thought it would be a nie
pinn for her to bo married. Thenex
thought was, whom should sho mai
There were only half a dozen un
married middle-aged men in the vi]
luge. Aunt Katharine was twenty
Beveu, and of course she wouldu'
murry a very young mun. I rapidl
enumerated the hulf-dozeu cligibl
ones and their suitability for m
plan: "Lawyer Hyde, thirty, rici
aristocratic and stingy. Mr. Leigl
ton, thirty-five, handsome, gooc
well-off, but a widower; and I'v
heard Aunt Katharine say ?ho di
not like widowers. Mr. Piersoi
twenty-eight, handsome, wealth]
but too fast; she would not liko hin
Dr. Jarvis, thirty-six, small, crul
bed. miserable and unbearable gem
rally. Mr. Howe, too homely to h
thought of; und Capt. Haynos, wit
his yellow, bushy whiskers, an
$9,U0U worth of mortgaged property
which ho is always tulkiug abou
?worse yet. Rather a sorry array.
Just then the school-boll rung, an
J went in to my books, and M
handsome, intelligent, well educated
and unmarried. The class in in?
tellectual philosophy waa firsthand
though I had carefully committed my
lesson to memory the evening be?
fore, my late thoughts had quite
driven all remembrances of it from
my head, and ray recitation was im?
perfect. Mr. Devereux looked with
surprise at me, but enid nothing.
In French grnmranr my performance
Waa ni.il'. worse.
"Miss Addie," .aid Mr. Devereux,
as I passed by him on my way to my
seat, "do'yor have any trouble with
those French verbs iu learning your
"Yes, Bir, a little," I replied,
"iou want a little reviewing, I
think. If I have timo, I will cull at
your house this evening, and help
you a little wbilo studyiug.
Mr. Devereux knew that I always
studied in the evening, and had sovc
rul times culled in au spent an hour
iu assisting me with a particularly
difficult task designed for tho next
day's recitation. ?So I wits not sur?
prised to hear him make this offer,
though a litt.lo ashamed of the causo
of it', as my failure had resulted from
my willful inattention and careless?
ness. I thanked bira, however, with
a flushed fae-, and wont to my seat.
But it was uot entirely shame that
flushed my face.
As I expected. Mr. Devereux came
in the evening to expiait? my Freuch
lesson. But ho did not lind me
alone. Aunt Katharine sat by the
table, sewing, and looked oveu hand?
somer than iu tho morning. My
heart gave a flutter of impatient an?
ticipation every timo Devereux look?
ed at her, and after tho lessons were
through, I did my best to make her
talk to please him. My nuut alway?
talked well, but she quite excelled
herself in conversation that night.
I saw that Mr. Devereux was inte?
rested, and I was delighted with thc
success of my secret plan.
In tho course of the evening, John
Aubrey, my lover, carno iu. Ol
course, I claimed John ns my lover,
for though ho was a nice young mar
of twenty-seven, aud I a mere child
of a girl, hardly sixteen, ho h ac
beaned mo to parties and concerti
all ono winter; and told mo a dozer
times, that I was tho sweetest, pr?t
tiest, most lovely girl in all Hart
ford. So that wheo John first cami
in, I went aud sat down by him iu t
cosy corner, und left Aunt Katbaritn
to entertain Mr. Devereux-a plai
which 1 thought at first seemed t<
suit nil round.
But after a little timo I saw Jobi
casting uneasy glances toward th*
place where Mr. Devereux, lookin)
superbly handsome, sat talking will
"You needn't bo jealous of him,"
said; "he's only my teacher."
John started mid leaned back in hi
seat? without saying a word.
Neither of the gentlemen stayer
very late, John going away direct!,
after Mr. Devereux, and I went t
my room, elated with my prosperity
or rather the prosperity of my plant
I did not need assistance in m
studies before Mr. Devereux cam
again, and after n short time it cam
to be a regular thing for him t
spend an evening once or twice
week with us. With us, I say, bi
cause I could see that though he at
mired my Aunt Katharine very mud
he had too good tasto to mouopoliz
her company entirely, to thc cxclt
sion of mine. I en j syed these evei
inga very much. It seemed to mo M
Devereux grew remarkably agreeab!
very fast. Sometimes John woul
como in, but Johu seemed to hn\
grown strange and moody of lat
I thought it was becauso Mr. Dev
reux was at our house KO much, ac
endeavored to pleaso him by exti
attention when ho did spend ti
evening with us, but it didn't see
to bo of much use. I resented h
silenco and inattention to mo 01
night, and after that ho didn't con
near us for nearly a month. But v
seemed to get along just as well wit
out lum-at least I did, though Au
Katharine asked mo a number
times about the cause of hie absene
"Ho ia sulky, I suppose. Dot
fret about me, Aunt Katharine;
don't trouble nie at nil," I said.
A few evenings after, John ma<
his appearance, and entered tho pi
lor where Mr. Devereux and I c
playing chess, while my aunt w
writing a letter at a side fabio,
thought it would bo rather awkwa
for him at first, but bo came forwa
easily, and after speaking to
Devereux und myself, Crossed t
room, und seated himself by i
aunt. Pleased with this urning
ment, I devoted myself to my gan
and did not look around for some
half an hour afterward, when m j at?
tention was attracted bj the sound
of John Aubrey's voioe, which,
though low, was remarkably earnest
and emphatic. I turned my head
and gazed in wonder. My aunt's
cheeks were flushed crimson, and
John's face, as seen by mo for an
instant, was pale and agitated. I
turned to Mr. Devereux in astonish?
ment, but h? only smiled slightly,
mado a movo, and then waited for
me to do the same. But I cculd not
play from excitement caused by the
Bcene I had observed a moment be?
fore, and lost the game through in?
.'Shall we play again?" said Mr.
I shook my head, and he replaced
the pieces in n box, and then took
up a book. Tho next moment, John
arose, and my aunt went with him
to the door. She did not como
back for some time, and when she
did, Mr. Devereux was preparing to
go. Ho looked np quietly at her
entrance, and then asked ber laugh?
ingly, if it was amicably settled, and
if he might congratulate her. Sbo
blushed, but said, "Yes, nt some
other time," and bade him good
night. 1 had stood by in round
eyed wonder and bewilderment.
When tho door closed on bim, my
aunt looked steadily at mo a moment,
then laughed, and finally burst into
hysteric tears. I was frightened.
She put her arm about me.
"Addie, aro you sure you didn't
like John?" ?be asked.
"I believe I did a little last winter,
but I don't at all now."
"Aro you sure?"
"Quite sure," 1 replied; "he is so
"Wait-do you know who you aro
"What do you mean, Aunt Katha?
"I am John Aubrey's betrothed
wife, Addie!" and abo laughed and
then cried again.
I stood mutely staring at her. At
last, I found words to say:
"Why, Aunt Katharine, I thought
it was I whom John was in love with !"
She ?hook her head.
"And I thought Mr. Devereux
was in love with yon."
"Yon must ask him about that,"
she said, smiling through her tears.
And I did ask him tho next even?
ing, when wo stood by au open win?
dow, and my Aunt Kathnrino sat by
John Aubrey, in tho cosy corner
whero I used to ait with him.
"Ia it possiblo that you haven't
been courting Aunt Katharine ull
thia time, Mr. Devereux?" I 6uid.
How ho laughed!
"Ls it possible that yon don't know
that I have been courting you ull thia
"Mr. Devereux?" I exclaimed.
But bo wusu't jesting-and neither
was I, when I promised, a year hiter,
to "Love, honor and obey him"
Johu Aubrey and my Aunt Katha?
rine were married at the aamo time,
which my aunt declared was a great
saving of trouble and wedding cake.
WITH tho present style of Dressing
tho Hdir, no lady's toilet is completo
without a box of 'Ives* HAIR CRIMPERS.'
Wheeler A Wilson's SEWING MACHINE
NEEDLES. Can bo obtained at tho
Jan '?6 INDUSTRIAL DEPOSITORY.
Trace Chains, Trace Chains.
*}i~\f\ PAIRS Wagon and Ploughing
OUU TRACES. On hand and for
salo nv J. A T. R. AGNEW. A
_Jan 28_ _ ;
W. B. JOHNSTON,
Magistrate and Notary Public,
OFFICE on Assembly street, opposite
the Market. Will attend to all official i
business; also, drawing up writiugs, poti
lions, Arc , with promptness. Jan 1
f\C\ BB LS. PINK EYES, in line order,
Ow for sale low for ca?h.
Jan 19 _E. A G. D. nOPE._
Potash, Potash, Potash.
JUST receivod, ono cask CRUDE POT?
ASH, for making Soap, cheaper and
better than tho condensed Lye. For salo
by FISHER A HEIN1TSH,
Dec 27 Druggists.
Tlie Ute of nil Heall ls blood. Tho
health nf all life is pure Hash. Puro blood
keops out all diseases. Tho Queen's De?
light purities the blood.
Powder, Shot. &c.
DUPONT'S RIFLE POWDER, in whole,
half and quarter kegs.
Dunout's Blasting, Duck Shooting, Eaglo
and Diamond < lr.un Powder.
Drop and Buck Shot, Porcnssion Caps,
Flints, Guns, Pistols, ftc, on band and for
?ale low by J. A T. R. AGNEW,
Solo Agents for Dupont's Gunpowder.
IIelnll?h'a ?luct-n's Delight, for Tet?
ter, Pimples, Dion.hus, and Eruptions on
REDUCTION OF BATES.
CHARLOTTE AND 8. C. R. R. COMPANY.
tiKs'r, F n KIO UT AND TICKET AOT'S OFFICE,
COLUMBIA, 8. O., Dicombor IL 1867.
ON and alter TH18 DAY, COTTON will
bo forwarded via the "SEABOARD
INLAND AIR LINE FREIGHT ROUTE,"
To Baltimore, $3.25 por bale of 400 Iba.
Tu Fiiiiadeipnia, ?4.00 per balo ot 400
lbs. or lesa.
To Now York, $4.00 per bale of 400 lbs.
Tbia route is cheaper, quicker aud as re?
liable aa any competing hue.
Tho rates being tho same, shippers savo
32 cents per bale- estimating cotion at 11
cents per pound-in Marine Inauranco, by
having their cotton forwarded t>ia thia
routo. E. lt. DORSEY,
General Freight and Trana'u Agent.
"FAST'' EXPRESS LINE
FUO.U COLTJB1UIA TU NEW VOItK.
GREAT ATLANTIC COASTLINE RAILWAYS.
NEW and ^AKT SCH ED ULE now in
operation, with complete and contiuu
oua connections, from Columbia and all
points in tho interior of South Carolina,
via Kingsville, Wilmington and Weldon, to
Richmond. Washington, Ballimoro, Phila?
delphia, Ni w York, boston, and all princi?
pal points North and East. No chango of
Passenger Cara between Weldon aud
Acquia Creek. No Omnibus transfer at
Petersburg or Richmond. Faro aa low aa
by any other routo. Time, forty-three
boura to Now York.
At Weldon, I'asscngcra have choice of
the following routea, viz: Crislicd and An- |
nanieasia Lino, Washington or Inland
Line, Baltimore or Old Bay Linc. Ticketa
good by either routo.
CAUTION TO THE PUBLIC.-Tho routo by
Charlotte and Greensboro ia advertised as
seveuty-iivo miles shorter and twelve boura
quicker-try it, if you wish to bc deceived.
Through Fast Express Traill, ci? fWil
mington, Weldon and Richmond, leavea:
Columbia.10.00 a. m
Kingsville.11.30 a. m.
Wilmington. 0.30 p. m.
Weldon.0.20 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 Pia Wilmington, Weldon, Portsmouth
and Annamessic routes, lcavca:
Columbia.10.00 a. m.
Kingsvillo.ll 30 a. m.
Wilmington.9.30 p. m.
Weldon.0.20 a. m.
?Portsmouth.10.45 a. m.
Criafield. 6.00 p. m.
Wilmington, Delawaro.11.67 p. m.
Philadelphia. 1.30 a. m.
Now York, arrives. 6.20 a. m.
* l he Steamers of tho Old Bay Lino leave
for Baltimore 7.30 p. m.
fLeavo New York 7.30 p. m. to comoSontb.
Two trains daily from Kingsville, Norf h
tho 11.30 a. m. Faat Express, and 2.00 p.
m. Mail. Baggage checked through.
Elegant sleeping Cara on all Night Trains.
Through Ticketa, good by either routo
until used-with option to Passengers of
stopping at terminal points-can bo ob?
tained at tho Ticket Office of tho South
Carolina Railroad. P. H. LANGDON,
Oct 23 Gmo Geu'l Southern Agent.
Camden Street, rear of Gregg's China Store.
J. CLEI?DIN1NG, - - - Proprietor.
HAVING thoroughly fitted up thu atiove
establishment as % RESTAURANT,
1 nm prepared to furnish visitors with the
best of EATARLES and DRINKABLES.
OYSTERS, GAME, FISH, MEATS, etc.,
prepared in tho very best stylo, by one of
tho finest cooks in tho city. SUPPERS
iurnished at short notice Families sup?
plied with OYSTERS at reasonable prices.
Choice WINES, LIQUORS and CIGARS
constantly on hand. LUNCH every day at
1 o'clock." Dec 10
THE POLLOCK H0U8E.
LIQUORS, WINKS, 8K??ARS, TOBACCO, 4C,
AT WHELKS ALIC AM) HETAIL.
THE UNDERSIGNED has fitted
anp his establishment, and has re?
ceived a large stock of the finest
qualities and tiranda of LIQUORS,
WINES, ALES, SEGA1IS, Smoking and
Chowing TOBACCO, etc.; SYRUPS, COR?
DIALS and other articlea.
JELLIES and BRANDY FRUITS of homo
In tho rear of tho wholesale store, he
baa a handsomely appointed
s A M P L K It OOM,
HUI WHERE the beat of everything is
UKI'Il ICSI I.UK NTH
m" . OF allkinds-FISH. OYS
^JfcCgTERs, (?AME, ME .VI'S, Ac.
ISTTJI -furnished at short notice.
^^and in tho very best atylos.Mi
^fB?&mr ATTACUED to tho cstab-F
AfAnSc n,dimcut c"?nmodio.-.-.^
?qg- - rooms, whore private DINNERS
ann SUPPERS will be furnished for any
number of persons from two to 150.
LUNCH every day, at ll o'clock.
Tho Proprietor plodgea himself that ho
will continue, aa heretofore, to use bia ut?
most endeavora to givo perlect satisfaction
to his patrons and gueslH.
Jan 1 T. M. POLLOCK. Proprietor.
Your i.euuiy, your health, your ease
may be restored, by using ?iciuitsh'a
BOTIGE TO SHIPPERS.
GKM'L. SUFXBINTEN'B OFFICE, 8. C. R. R.,
December ll, 18G7.
ON and after thia date the TAR1PF by
tho Great Southern Freight Lino,
FliOM COLUMBIA, will bo as follows, viz:
Cotton por bale, to New York.$4 00
Philadelphia,. 4 00
" .? Baltimore.3.25
This routo is guaranteed as cheaper,
quicker and atore reliable than ?ujr com?
peting, wbilo the difference of insurance,
not amounting to 20c, is over twico com?
pensated by difference of rates.
H. T. PEAKE,
Dec ll General Superintendent.
SOUTH CAB OLIN A RAILROAD.
GENERAL SUP'TS OFFICE,
CHARLKBTOK, H. C., January 18,18f a.
ON aud after Kui,day, January 19, tho
Passenger Trains on tho South Caro?
lina Railroad will run as follow?, viz:
Leave Charleston for Columbia. 4 30 a. m.
Arrive at Kingsville.ll.15" a. m.
Leavo Kingsville.11.40 a. m.
Arrive, at 'Ci luoibia. 1.10 p. m.
Leave Columbia.10.00 a. m.
Arrive at Kingsville.11.35 a. m.
Leavo Kingsville.12.05 p. m.
Arrive at Charleston. 7.05 p. m.
Tho Passenger Train on tho Camdon
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
Accommodai iou Train will run as follow s:
Leavo Charleston for Columbia. .5.40 p. m.
Arrive at Columbia.6.05 a. m.
Leave Columbia.5.30 p. m.
Arrive at Charleston.5.40 a.m.
Jan 21_H. T. TEAKE, Gen'l Snp't.
Office North Carolina Railroad Co.,
COMPANY SHOPS, OCTOBEB 17, 186.7.
ON and after this date, tho following
will be the scbedulo 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 "
" Ralei?h at. 3.50 "
" Greensboro at. 9.10 M
Arrive at Charlotte at. 2.54 a. m.
Through Passengers by this line bavo
choice of routes via Greensboro and Dan?
ville to Richmond, or via Raleigh and Wel?
don to Richmond or Portsmouth; arriving
at all (mints North of Richmond at tho
same time by either routo. Close connec?
tion is made with the Passenger Trains on
tho Wilmington and Weldon Bailroad to
and from Wilmington, and by Freight
Train to Weldon. JAS. ANDERSON,
Oct 18 Superintendent.
Change of Schedule on G. & C. R. R.
ON and after FRIDAY, the Gth instant.
Passenger Trains will run daily, Sun?
days excepted, as fol In we:
Leave Columbia at. 7.00 a. m.
" Alston at. .. 8.55 "
" Newberry at.10.35 "
Arrive at Abbeville at.3.30 p. m.
" at Anderson at.5.15 "
" at Greenville at.6.00 "
Leavo Greenville at. 6.00 a. m.
" Anderson at.6.45 "
" Abbeville at. 8.45 "
" Newberry at.1.25 p.m.
Arrive at Alston at.3.00 .*
" at Colnmbia at.5.00 *?
Trains on tho Blue Ridge Bailroad will
also run daily, Sundays excepted.
Leave Anderson at.5.20 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
dersou on Monday and Friday mornings.
JAMES O. MEREDITH,
Dec 8_General Superintendent.
Charlotte & South Carolina R. R. Co.
COLUMBIA, S. C., October 5, 1867.
ON and after the 6th instant, the Traine
over this Bead will inn as follows:
Leave Columbia at. 1.40 p. rn?
Arrive at Charlotte at.9.40 p. m.
Leavo Charlotte at. 2.55 a. m.
Arrive at Columbia at.9.40 a. m.
Making close connection for all pointe>
North and South, SB follows:
Leavo Columbia. 1.40 p.m..
Leave Charlotte. 10.00 p. m.
Leavo Greensboro.5.16 a. m.
Arrive Richmond.4.45 p. rn
Leavo Richmond.9 45 p. m.
Arrive Washington.6.16 a. m.
Arrive Baltimore.9.10 a. m.
Arrive Philadelphia.1.82 p. m.
Arrive Now York. 5.10 p. m.
Passengers taking ibis routo, going
Non b, have choice of route from Greens?
boro, Wtddon or Portsmouth.
tar Tickets good over either routo.
Bsggage cheeked through.
For TH BOUGH TICKETS to Richmond.
Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and
New York, apply at Ticket Cilice, foot Bun?
ding street. CALEB BOU KM GUT,
Oct 6 Superintendent.
Laurena Railroad- -New Schedule.
OFFICE LAURENS RAILROAD,
LAOUKNS C. H., S. C., Jnly 12, 1807.
ON anti after MONDAY, 22d instant, tho
trains will run over this Road as fol?
lows, until further notice:
Leavo Laurens at 5 o'clock a. m. on Mon?
days, Wednesdays and Fridays, and aa rive
at Newberry at ll o'clock a. m.
Leave Newberry on Mondays, WcdiiCB
davs and Fridays, at fiftv minutes niter 12
o'clock, connecting with both traine mi the
Greenville and Colnmbia Railroad at Ht le?
na Shops. JOSEPH CREWS, Sop't.