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A Tree Pnvsle.
What is the sociable tree? And the danc?
ing tree? L .' '
And the tree whioh i* no?reet the sea?
Ana the busiest tree? The moot yiolding
tree? . "
And tho tree where ehips may DO?
The languishing tree? The least selfish
And the tree that beare a curso?
The chronologiat tree? Tho fisherman's
And the tree liko an Irish nurse?
What's the traitor tree? And the tell
And the tree that's tho warmest clad?
The layman's tree? The housewife's tree?
And tho tree that makes ono sad?
What's tho tree that in death will benight
And tho tree that your wants will supply?
And the tree that to travel invites you?
And the tree that forbids you to die?
What tree do tho hunters resound to tho
What brightons your homes, and your
What troo urged tho Germans in ven?
geance to rise,
And fight for tho victims by tyranny slain?
The troo that will fight? And tho tree
that obeys you?
And tho tree*that never stands still?
And tho tree ti \t got up? And tho troo
that was lazy?
And the tree neither ap nor dawu hill?
Tho tree to be kissed? And tho dandiest
And what guides tho ships to go forth?
Tho unhealthiest tree? And tho tree of
And the tree whoso wood faces tho North?
Tho emulous tree? Tho industrious tree?
And tho tree that warms mutton when
The reddish brown tree? Tho reddish
And what each must becomo ere he's old?
The tree in a bottle? And tho tree in a fog?
And the tree that gives tho bones pain?
The terrible treo when schoolmasters flog?
And of what motlier and child bears tho
The treacherous tree? Tho contemptible
And tho treo to which wives aro inclined?
The troo that causes each townsman to
And what round fair ankles they bind?
Tho tree that's entire? And the tree that
The treo half given to doctors when ill?
The tree we oner to friends when we meet?
And the tree we may use us a quill?
The treo that's immortal? Tho trees that
And tho troo that must pass through the
Tho treo that in Latin can ne'er be forgot,
And in England wo all must admire?
Tho Egyptian plaguo tree? Aud the tree
that, is dear?
And what round itself doth entwine?
The tree that iu billiards must over be
And the tree that by cockneys is turnod
into wine? *
A solution is requested.
BOB'S FIBST UOVE.
I was staying last winter with a
relative who understands comfort.
Until ho married und settled in the
country, a couple of years ago, he
had been a college fellow, and profit?
ed by his opportunities to sueb an
extent that be had laid down a rail?
way on his dining-room mantel?
piece, and furnished the apartment
with several small but firm and solid
tables, which aro placed round the
fire at dessert-time; aud his whim is,
that his guest should sit in a semi?
circle about the hearth, with a table
for every pair, and that the decanters
should travel by hand, like a gentle?
man iu a sedan-chair, and by easy
stages, from ono chimney-corner to
the other, and then toko the rail
across the chord of the aro to their
starting point. And it is a curious
illustration of the saving of fatigue
in modern traveling, that the rapid
journey across has no apparent effect
upon their constitutions, whilo the
slower passage from tuble to tablo
takes a great deal out of them. He
has another fancy, arising probably
from a ten years' surfeit of masculine
flooiety, whioh is, that when tho
party is small and sociable, tho ladies
should not retire; and I regret to
say that this innovation is not always
so highly appreciated by either sex
as it should be.
As a -general rule, however, the
experiment is a success, for be has
an inexhaustible fund of animal
spirits, and a talent for drawing peo?
ple ont of their shells.
One evening, wo were particularly
cony. There were eight of us, all
relations or intimate friends.
"Let us put out tho gus, and tell
stories," said the youngest of the
"Good, as to tho stories; but why
put out tho gas?"
"Ob, because stories go better
with firelight; besides, people tell
things about themselves more plainly
the less clearly they are seen. At
school, the girls would let out nil sorts
of secrets after we bad goue to bed."
"Lyddy is right. I will turn off
the gas. There! Now, who will do
a bit of secular confession?"
Lyddy looked carefully ronnd, and
said: "Cousin Bob."
"Yes, of course; he ha? hardly
spoken all the evening^ and must
have been meditating. Gome, Bob,
tell ns what has occupied your
"?waa reflecting upon the folly of
mankind, which values turkeys in
proportion to their bigness, whereas
a small turkey is infinitely nicer than
a larger one. I wae also speculating
upon whether a cassowary could
digest a mince-pie. I think not."
"Come, come, Bob, though you
are an old bachelor, an epicure, and
a lawyer, you must have an interest?
ing reminiscence for us. What ro?
mantic stories you must become ac?
quainted with iu the course of busi
ues, for example."
I "Well, I am not exactly in the
habit of betraying the conlidenco of
my clients; but if you would like to
hear an outline of the^case of Dodds
and Glover, I will make an cxceptiou
in your favor. It is rather dry. You
seo, Dodds is trustee for a burial
ground, and tho vicar"'
"Oh, oh! No, no!"
"It is of no use, I four; Bob lins uo
romuuco in him."
"liomauco! I have done with that
the hist twenty years."
* "Then you were romantic once!"
cried Ly ddy. (Sharp girl that.) "Tell
"Yes, at your age, Lyddy, I was
au inhabitant of an ideal world, for I
kuow nothing of the real ono. My
parents lived iu a most secluded man?
ner; and ns thoy had peculiar notions
on tho subject of education, they
never sent me to school. My father
had an idea that it ought to be the
great joy of his life to watch my
mind open, just as if it were an
oj'ster. By-tke-by, you are right to
serve them in the top shells, Morton.
I expect that you have not all read
Spenser's 'Fairy Queen,' at least not
quite through; and as for 'Aniadis of
Gaul,' I will bet even that none of
you have ever opened its pages.
Those two books were my favorites;
I knew great parts of them by heart.
I wrote a little poetry myself, and
some of it was thought very pretty;
my 'Field Mouse,' and 'Stanzas to
au Autumnal Fly,' for examply.
Would you like to hear my 'Autumual
Fly?' No? That is fortunate, for I
four that it is obsolete. I was sent
at lost to private tutor, who was to
prize that mind of mino open a little
wider, and slnve what was needful
for martriculation at tho university
into the gap. Here, at last, I might
have had a chance of a glimpse at the
True, oue would have thought; but,
unfortunately, my tutor was a poor
and liard-workiug curate, in a thinly
populated district; o good man, who,
wheu ho was not coaching mo or
walking over tho moors to outlying
parishioners, was entirely pre-occu
pied with coal-tickets, tracts, soro
legs, rheumatism, twins and such
like. Aud I had no fellow-pupil.
I So, if possible, I got rather worse
instead of better, and commenced an
epic iu six booka. Likewiso, if you
must have it, I fell iu love."
"Hurrah! Pans the bottlo before
he begius. Empty, and take a back?
hander, Bob. Now, thon."
"It really was rather a romantic
affair. I was walking out alono one
day, in search of au appetite and an
inspiration, when I came to a house
and garden surrounded by a higb
wall, at the foot of a hill. The ap
petite I had little difficulty about in
those happy days; buttheinspiratior
hung fire, and the epic poem coule"
not for the life of it get over MK
third stunza of the first canto, when:
it had stuck for weeks. To soai
above the world a bit, might help me,
so I turned to the hill, ?nd tried UK
Excelsior plan. Wheu I had mount
ed a couple of hundred feet of slip
pery grass, I was out of breath
throbbing ut the temples, and damp
so I turned about, and sat down or
a convenient sheep-path, to soo i
tho Muse was inclined to striko nj
yet. The Muse still sulked; but J
had a cnpitul bird's-eye view of th(
garden beueath me, which was large
and laid out with thick and shad}
shrubberies; aud in a walk whicr
inteisected ono of these, I caugh
tho glimpse of a female robe.
"Now, a poet who catches sight o
a petticoat while he is in the ver
crucible of composition, is bound t(
becomo enamored, unless, indeed, i
is on a clothes line, or ho is already
iu love with some ouo else-and I an
not suro that be would always bo snfi
even in those contingencies. I wa
clean bowled on tho instant. How
over susceptible, a prosaic man wonli
have waited till ho saw whether sb
bad a bump or a wooden log, or wa
nearest sixteen or sixty; but my in
stinct told me that she waa youui
and lovely. In half a minute, sh
emerged into a olear space, and faith !
my Lustinct was right. Thor sh she
was rather far off, I was long-sighted,
and conld tell that
"As when the sportsman, intent
on shooting a rabbit in cover, watches
the furze-brush from which he ex?
pects the furred creature to appear
next, so did I gaze on the gaps in the
trees through which the sylph-like
form would presently glide, and
then I watched her till she once
moro disappeared beneath the leaves,
and I had to look for an opening
"At length she happenod to turn
her eyes towards the bill, and so be?
came aware of my presence. There
was one point of sympathy between
us established nlrcady; she, too, must
be long-sighted, for she could evi?
dently distinguish that I was not a
shepherd, at least in the practical
sense of tending sheep-in the Arca?
dian meaning, I was a little in that
line-for she would not otherwise
have taken so much notice of me;
stunding still and looking full at
me; walking on, and stealing hurried
side-glances; watching mo from shel?
tered spots where she fancied 11
could not detect her.
"After playing at bo-peep for about I
a quarter of an hour, tho deep tones
of a bell were heard, and she hurried
off towards the house. As she took
ono last look in my direction, I rose
up and laid my hand upon my heart;
she wnived her handkerchief in an?
swer, nud vanished. On the follow?
ing day, I returned to the same spot
at tho sume hour, and saw her again.
I took off my hat; she waved her
parasol; I kissed my hand, she kissed
hers. Tho flirtation was as desparato
as it well could be, considering tho
dist unce between us, and the insecure
nature of my footing.
"I continued to haunt that hill;
sometimes I saw the diviuity of the
garden, and sometimes I did not;
but when I did, she was always alone,
and we exhausted onr ingenuity in
exchanging sontiments by signs.
"However timid and respectful a
lover may be, he does desire after a
time to approach nearer than a
hundred yards to tho object of his
affections, and that was the closest I
could get by stationing myself on the
lowest spot which commanded a
view over tho wall. Besides, to ena?
ble a telegraph to work satisfactorily,
tho parties communicating by it
should meet together first to explain
what their signals mean. So my
heart leapt with gladness when, on
the fith day of pantomimic perform?
ance, she unmistakably beckoned to
me. I ran down tho hill and was
under the wall in half a minute.
'Are you there?' asked the softest
and sweetest voice (present company
always excepted) thut I ever hoard.
'Loveliest and fairest, I am.'
"Bang came something on tho top
of my hat. It was a large stone, with
the.following note attached to it by
a piece of string:
'Mysterious unknown, aro you
another foe or a friend? A secret
instinct inclines mo to deem yon the
latter. Know you my pitiable story?
Have you sought me out, and come
to my rescue? Or have you been
drawn by a mysterious magnetic
power to the foot of these vails,
ignorant of whom they contain? If
tho latter, inquire not of others, lest
your questions excite suspicion.
There are spies everywhere. I my?
self will my 'tale unfold' (Shak
speare) in fitting time and place.
Speak not, but adopt my method of
"The style was, to my then taste,
charming. The ('Shakspeare') was
rather eccentric porhnps; but did
it not show sweetly tender conscience,
only too rare in th eso days of whole?
"I should have liked to have return?
ed an answer in poetry, but there was
not time for an impromptu. So I
toro a leaf (there were a plenty of
blank ones) out of the note-book in?
tended for my epic, (which indeed
eventually proved to bo all blank
verso,) and wrote tho following lat?
[CONTTNTJKD IN OUR NEXT. I
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BT TUB AC THOU or
ST. ELMO AND BEULAH.
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Prico $1.75. W.I. Po dey, publisher, Now
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OHARLOTTE AND 8. O. It. R. COMPANY.
QEN'L FREIGHT AND TICKET AOT'B OFFICE,
COLUMBIA, 8. C., December ll, 1867.
ON and after THIS DAY, COTTON will
be forwarded via the "SEABOARD
INLAND AIR LINE FREIGHT ROUTE,"
as folio wa:
To Baltimore, $3.25 per bale of 400 Iba.
To Philadelphia, $4.00 per halo of 400
lbs. or lesa.
To New York, $4.00 por bale of 400 Iba.
This route is cheaper, quicker and aa re?
liable an any competing lino.
The ratea being the same, shippers BSVC
32 cents per bale- estimating cotton at 16
cents per pound-in Marino Insurance, by
having their cotton forwarded via thia
route. E. R. DOR8EY,
General Freight and Trana'n Agent.
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via Kingsville, Wilmington and Weldon, to
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?ial pointa North and East. No chango of
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Through Faat Express Train, cia fWU
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Columbia.10.00 a. m.
Kingavillo.11.80 a. m.
Wilmington.9.30 p. m.
Weldon. 6.20 a. m.
Richmond.11.10 a* m.
Waahington. 7.00 p. m.
Wilmington, Delaware.11.57 p. m.
Philadelphia. 1.80 a. m.
Now York, arrives.5.20 a. m.
f Via Wilmington, Weldon, Portsmouth
and Annameaaic routcB, lcavca:
Columbia.'..10.00 a. m.
Kingaville.11.30 a. m.
Wilmington. 9.30 p. m.
Weldon.6.20 a. m.
?Portemouth.10.45 a. m.
Criafield. 6.00 p. m.
Wilmington, Delaware .11.57 p.m.
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.TUta Steamers of the Old Bay Line leave
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tLeave New York 7.30 p. m. te come South.
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tho 1.1.30 a. m. Faat Express, and 2.00 p.
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Elegant Sleeping Carson all Night Trains.
Through Tickets, good by either route
until used-with option to Passengers of
stopping at terminal points-can ho ob?
tained at tho Ticket Office of tho South
Cand?na Railroad. P. H. LANGDON,
Oct 23 Gmo Gon'l Southern Agent.
The Ladies of Industrial Depository
KEEP constantly on hand tho following
articles: Machine Sewiug Silk, Colored
ami White Spool Cotton, Linen and Silk
Floss, Black Flax Thread, Crochet Cotton,
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Skin Tobacco Ponchea; and a variety of
Ready-Made Clothing for Gents, Ladies
and Children, which will bo found cheap
and well mado. Jan 26
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Choice Old Bye Whiskoy, and a full as?
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Uruga ?nd Medicines, wholesale and
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GF.NL SUPRIUNTEN'S OFFICE, 6. C. R. R.,
December ll, 1867. ?
ON ?nd after thia date tbo TA RI HP by
the Great Southern Freiglit liino,
FROM COLUMBIA, vf ill bo as follows, viz:
Cotton per bale, to Now York.$4.00
" " Philadelphia.4.00
" " Baltimore.3.25
This routo is guaranteed as cheaper,
quicker and more reliable than any com?
peting, while tbo diflforeuco of insurance,
not amounting to 20c, is over tvrico com?
pensated by difference of rates.
H. T. PEAKE,
Dec ll General Superintendent^
Change of Schedule on G. & C. R. R.
ON and after FRIDAY, tho Otb instant,
Passenger Trains will ruu daily, Sun?
days excepted, as folio we:
Leave Columbia at. 7.00 a. tu.
" Alston at. -. 8.55 "
" Newberrv at.10.35 "
Arrive at Abbeville at. 3.30 p. m.
" at Anderson at.5.15 "
at Greenville at.6.00 "
Leavo Greenville at. COO a. m.
'* Anderson at.(5.15 "
" Abbeville at. 8.45 .?
'* Newberry at.1.25 p.m.
Arrive at Alston at.8.00 "
" at Columbia at.?.L'O "
Trains on the Blue Ridge Railroad will j
also run daily, Sundays ??.copied.
Leavo Anderson at.5.20 p. ta. I
?' Pendleton at.0.20
Arrive at Walhalla at._8.00
Leavo Walhalla at.4.00 a. m.|
Arrive at Anderson at.6.40
Tho train will return from Belton to An?
derson on Monday and Friday mornings.
JAMES O. MEREDITH,
Dec S General Superintendent.
SOUTH CAROLINA RAILROAD,
GENERAL SUP'TS OFFICE,
CHARLESTON, 8. C., January 18,1808.
ON and after Sunday, January 19, the
Passenger Trains on the South Caro?
lina Railroad will run as follows, viz:
Leave Charleston for Columbia. 4.30 a. m.I
Arrive at Kingsville.11.15 a. nul
Leavo 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.
Leavo Kingsville. .12.1)5 p. m.
Arrive at Charleston. 7.05 p. m.
The Passenger Train on tho Camden
Branch will connect with up and down
Columbia Trains and Wilmington and Man?
chester Bailroad Trains ou MONDAYS,
WEDNESDAYS and SATUBDAY8.
Night Express Freight and Passenger!
Accommodation Train will run as follows: I
Leave Charleston for Columbia. .5.40 p. m.I
Arrive at Columbia.G.05 a. m.j
Leavo Columbia. 5.30 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, OCTOUEB 17,18G7.
ON and after Um date, tho following
will bo tko 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. ni.
Leave Goldsboro at.12.22 "
" Raleigh at. 3.50 "
" Greensboro at. 9.10 "
Arrivo 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 I
at all points North of Richmond at tho
same timo by either routo. Close connec- ]
tion is mado with the Passenger Trains on
the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad to |
and from Wilmington, and by Freight
Train to Weldon. JAS. ANDERSON,
Charlotte & South Carolina R. R. Co.
COLOMBIA, 8. C., October 5, 18G7.
ON and after tho 6th instant, the Tram?
over this Road will run as follows:
Leave Columbia at. 1.40 p. m.
Arrive at Charlotte at.9.40 p. m.
Leave Charlotte at. 2.55 a. nf.
Arrivo at Columbia at. 9.40 a. m.
Making close connection for ail points
North and South, as follows:
Leave Columbia. 1.40 p. m.
Leave Charlotte. 10.00 p. m.
Leave Greensboro.5.15 a.
Arrive Richmond.4.45 p.
Leavo Richmond.9.45 p. m.
Arrive Washington.6.15 a. m.
Arrivo Baltimore.9.10 a. m.
Arrivo Philadelphia.1.32 p. m.
Arrive New York. 5.10 p. m.
Passengers taking this routo, going
North, have choice of routo from Greens?
boro, Weldon or Portsmouth.
it*T Tickets good ovAr eiiher roule.
Daggago checked through.
For THROUGH TICKETS to Richmond.
Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and
New Yoik, apply at Ticket Office, foot Blau
ding strict. CALEB BOUKNIOUT,
Laurens Railroad-New Schedule.
OFFICE LAURENS RAILROAD.
LAUBKNS C. H.. 8. C., July 12, 1807.
ON and after MONDAY, 22d instant, the
trains will run over this Road as fol?
lows, until furthor notice:
Leave Laurens at 5 o'clock a. m. on Mon?
days, Wednesdays and Fridays, and arrive
at Newborry at ll o'clock a. m.
Leavo Newberry on Mondays, Wednes?
days and Fridays, at fifty minutes after 12
o'clock, connecting with Doth trains on tho
Greenville and Columbia Railroad at Hele?
na Shops. JOSEPH CREWS, Sup't.