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BT JOHN B. THJ?JOWOW,
Two armies covered bili and plain,
Whero Bappahann?ck'B waters
Bed. deeply crimsoned with the stain
Of battle's recent slaughters. .
The sammer clouds lay pitched like tenta j
In meads of heavenly azote;
And each dred gun of the elements
Slept in its hid embrasure.
Th* brccr.e zo zc'ilj bl?v it SM?W
?o f. it leaf to quiver,
And the smoke of the random cannonade
Bolled slowly from the liver.
And now, where circling hills looked down,
With cannon grimly planted,
O'er listless camp and silent town,
The golden sunset slanted.
When on tho fervid air there carno
A strain, now rich, now tendor;
The music seemed itself aflame,
UWith day's departing splendor.
A Federal hand, which eve and morn
Played mensuro brave and nimble,
Had just struck up with flute and horn
And lively clash and cymbal.
Bown-flocked tho soldiers to the banks,
Till, margined by its pebbles.
One woodod shore was bluo with "Yanks,"
And one was grey with "Rebels."
Then all was still, and then tho band,
. With movements light and tricksy,
Made stream and forest, hill and strand,
Reverberate with "Dixio."
The conscious stream, with burnished
Went prdudly o'er its pebbles,
But thrilled throughout its deepest flow
With yelling of tho rebels.
Again a pause, and then agaiu
The trumpets pealed sonorous,
And "Yankee Doodle" was tho strain
To which the shore gave chorus.
The laughing ripple shoreward flow,
To kiss tho shining pebbles;
Loud shrieked tho swarming "Roys in
Defiance to tho rebels.
And yet once more tho bugles sang
Abovo the stormy riot;
No shoat upon tho evening rang
There reigned a holy quiet.
The sad, low stream, ita noiseless tread
Poured o'er tl: : glistering pebbles;
And silent now tho Yankees stood,
And silent stood tho rebels.
No unresponsive soul had heard
That plaintive note's appealing,
So deeply "Home, Sweet Home," had
The hidden founts of feeling.
Or blue or grey, the soldier seos,
As by the wand of fairy,
Tho cottage 'neath tho live-oak trocs,
The cabin by tho prairie.
Or cold or warm, his native skies
Bend in their beauty o'er him;
Seen through .tho tear-mist in bis oyes,
His loved ones stand before bim.
As fades the iris after rain
Di April's tearful weather,
The vision vanished aa tho strain
And daylight died together.
But memory, waked by music's art,
Expressed in simplest numbers,
Subdued the sternest Yankee's heart,
Made light the rebel's slumbers.
And fair the form of music shines,
That bright, celestial creature.
Who still, 'mid war's embattled lines,
Gave this ono touch of nature.
[Xew York Sunday Times.
THE LAWYER'S OLD DESK.
Several years ago, it was my fate
to reside, for a few months during
the spring and summer, in the un in?
teresting little town of B-, Now
Jersey. I never shall forget the
sleepy quiet of tho spot, nor the
stupid solemnity of its inhabitants.
The houses, all alike, and unshaded
by tree or shrub, stood in formal
rows, like a line of dominoes after a
recently finished game. The sun
beat down upon them all day long,
and seemed to have peeled the skin
off the staring red roofs, so raw and
glowing did they appear. In every
garden lines of wet linen were per?
petually hanging out to dry, and
every parlor window was perpetually
closed. Walking through the streets,
morning and afternoon, a stranger's
general impression would have been
that every house-keeper in the place
had just finished her only washing,
and was lying down to take a nap.
The only buildings of importance in
the place were the sohool-house and
the meeting house, and tho only
amusements not considered sinful
were scaudol and douation parties
and sewing societies.
The house wo inhabited was largo
and old-fashioned. Its last tenant
had been, it was said," a lawyer; a
grave-stone in the church-yard near
byboe his name, and up in an un?
used room on the upper floor stood
an old desk, which was said to havo
been his" property. Ono day, when
the town seemed sleepier than usual,
and I was doomed to several hours
of loneliness, I ascended to the apart?
ment where this ancient articlo of
furniture was placed, and began
listlessly to gazo from the window
which overlooked the whole place,
and even a distant farm-house or
two. There hoing no seat in tho
I zoom, I perched myself upon, tho
desk, which I h?yemeationed, and,
to prevent myself from slipping off,
rested, my .hand upon a little mould?
ing whioh ornamented the back.- I
had not remained in this position
many moments, when a sharp pain
caused mo to start suddenly, and
looking down to examine the canse,
I observed a little spring,, half hidden
by the carving which surrounded it.
I U?U ouca ? spring like this before,
and, knowing what it purported, I
eagerly pressed . it with my finger,
and opened by its aid a little secret
drawer, of the existence of which I
had never before bad the slightest
suspicion.. In this drawer were
several papers and a small kid bag.
The latter I opened immediately,
and found it contained the miniature
of a female and a lock of curly hair.
"With my curiosity fully aroused, I
seized my treasure, and, running
down to my own little room, closed
the door, and, seating myself in my
little rocking-chair, begnu to examine
it at my leisure. The portrait was
that of a very young and lovely girl,
whoso hair corresponded to that of
the curly tress which lay beside it.
The papers , were four iu number;
two were little notes of invitation,
written in a lively, familiar manner,
beginning, "Dear Mark," nud end?
ing, "Your cousin Stella;" the third
was a scrap of poetry in the same
hand, and the fourth was a manu?
script, in large, business-like cha?
racters, but evidently not a legal or
business document. Manuscript
at least, auy except ray own-always
fascinates me, and I composed my?
self for the perusal of this waif of
my own finding. The paper was old
aud yellow, the characters faded by
time, but, by dint of perseverance, I
at length deciphered it. It rau as
Love, truo and perfect love, is not
tho wild, tempestuous, stormy feel?
ing which some believe it to be.
Love which really merits the name,
flows on noiselessly and softly; not
the loud and guttering ripple and
wavelet on the shore of Ufe, but
rather the resistless under-current
more like a quiet, undemonstrative
giant, than a noisy, passionate, hot
brained little dwarf. Love will sacri?
fice itself for the happines of the
beloved object-separation, nay, even
death, cannot end its life. An ever?
burning lamp in the unseen inner?
most of the heart, its very existence
ia often unknown save to the vestal
sonl which trims and watches it.
Stella! Stella! loved of my youth
and age, lost forever here, but
garnered up for me among the gems
of heaven, dost thou know now, in
that bright sphere to which the angels
bore theo long ago, how well I loved
I pauso and start. The moon,
falling through my study window,
lights up the mirror upon tho wall,
and reveals to me my own reflection.
I see nu old man, gray-haired and
care-worn; not feeble or decrepid yet,
but past the blessed ago of sentiment
and romance-the spring and sum?
mer time, which Byron calls "the
passionate part of life." A fitting
person, truly, to write and speak of
love-"a proper hero for a love tale."
Yet I, Mark Ashford, sitting hero in
my lonely study, with law books
piled about me, with nothing near
which does not speak of dry business
and money transactions, could write
a love tale from the memories of my
old heart, which might put to shamo
the records in the lives of younger
men, on whom tho whole world looks
as heroes. Come, old goose quill,
there are uo briefs or deeds upon the
desk-there is no case for you to
draw up to-night-Ih>e vs. Roe eau
lay over until to-morrow-let me uso
you for myself once; open for mo
the closed tomb of tho post, aud
record the dead feelings and actions
which timo has buried there. Stella,
bright star of my boyhood! how
sweetly your picture seems to smile
upon mo. You look now as you did
upon that autumn day when I first
met you, and when you gave me your
soft hand so frankly, and called mc
Cousin Mark for the first time.
LCONTH?UED IN OUR NEXT. J
Potash, Potash, Potash.
JUST received, ono cask CRUDE POT?
ASH, for making Soar?, cheaper and
butter than the condensed Lvo. For sale
by FISHER A HEIN1TSH,
.fu??? Fresh Crackers.
FRESH SODA BISCUIT, Bagar Crack?
ers, Ginger Schnapps, Ac, Just re?
ceived, and for salo low, by
Jan 23_J. A T. R. AGNEW.
Den't forget. The only sure cough
cure is Stanley's celebrated Cough Syrup.
Sold by Fisher and Heinitsb,
ALTANO i GUANO ! GUANO !
NO. 1 Fi??tm?r? GUANOS per ton of 2,000 Iba., In bags, - - - - ?5 00
Sardy'o Solnblo Phoapho-Peruvian Guano, amnioniated with No. 1 Peruvi?
an, per ton of 2,000 Iba., in bag?, - - - - - - - - .- 70 00
Gardy's AmmonlaiedT3oluble Pacific Guano, ammoniated with animai matter, per
ton' of 2,0Wlb8., ib batts br b?rrela. ..... - - - ... 65 00
Bakor's and Jarvis' leland- South Pacific-beat pho'sphatic-Guanos, per tob of
9,000 lbs., in bags or barrels, - - - - - ? * - .-. - - 50 00
Bolivian, High Grado and Genuino Pacifio Guano, per ton of 2,000 lbs., in bags .
or barrels, - - - . - - -. - - 5500
. - ,'ryf ' j'ifT ' ALSO,
Lower. Grades -of Phoapbatio-Caribbean i ea- Guanos, - - " - 35 00 to 40 00
Ground Land Plaster Gypsum, per barrel, - - - ... . - - 250
The above being Charleston cash prices-expenses to point of delivery added.
Credit will be given upon undoubted acceptances-in which case an extra charge will
Particular attention is called to tho above-mentioned
AMMONIATED SOLUBLE PACIFIC GUANOS,
WHICH aro rich compounds of "BAKER'S ISLAND" and "BOLIVIAN GUANOS,"
analyzing G5 and 80 per cent. Bone Phosphate, (rendered soluble,) and yielding 80 to
35 per cent, Phosphoric Acid, ammoniatod with No. 1 Poruvian Guano, and with ani?
mal matter, making most concentrated and rich fertilizers; combining the chemical
constituents of all vegetation, and, adapted as nearly aa possible to all climates, soils
and crops, having boen thoroughly and satisfactorily tested by practicar and scientific
Farmers and Plantera, upon Cotton, Tobacco, Wheat and Vegetables of ad kinds, from
whom tho highest testimonials have been received.
For aale by the cargo or retail, in bags and barrels, in quantities to suit purchasers,
by JOHN B. SARDT,
Importer and Manufacturer. 58 South street, corner Wall, Now York.
General Agents for Columbia, South Carolina.
February 13 3d GRAESER, ?lcUM?is & SENN,
Camden Street, rear of Gregg's China Store.
J. ci,E\DIXI\G, - - - Proprietor.
HAVING thoroughly fitted un the above
establishment as' a RESTAURANT,
I am prepared to furnish visitors with tho
best of EATABLES and DRINKABLES.
OYSTERS, GAME, FISH, MEATS, etc.,
prepared in tho very best style, bv one of
tho iincst cooks in tho citv. K?PPERS
furnished at short notice Families sup?
plied with OYSTERS at reasonable priceB.
Choice WINES, LIQUORS and CIGARS
constantly on hand. LUNCH every day at
1 o'clock._Deo 10
LIQUORS, WINES, SUGARS, TOBACCO, ?C.,
AT WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
THE UNDERSio?ED has fitted
?np his establishment, and has re?
ceived a large stock of the finest
qualities and branda of LIQUORS,
WINES, ALES, 8EGAR8, Smoking and
Chewing TOBACCO, etc.; SYRUPS, COR?
DIALS and other articles.
JELLIES and BRANDY FRUITS of home
In the rear of the wholesale store, he
has a handsomely appointed
Bra WHERE tho best of everything is
m" " OF all kinds- FI8H, OYS- '"
AJ^E??TERS, GAME, MEATH, Ac.A*
3B - furnished at short notice,k '?
"~T**^*and in tho very best styles.R'
_#S&^ ATTACHED to tho eatab-P
APf?jX liahment aro commodious *^
^g*^^ rooms, wheroprivate DINNERS
and SUPPERS will bo furnished for any
number of persona from two to 150.
LUNCH every day, at ll o'clock.
Tho Proprietor pledgee himself that ho
will continue, as heretofore, to use his ut?
most endeavors to give perfect satisfaction
to his patrons and guests.
. Jan 1 T. M. POLLOCK, Proprietory
The Ladies of Industrial Depository
KEEP constantly on hand tho following
art idea : Machine Sewing SUk, Colored
and White Spool Cotton, Linon and Silk
Floss, Black Flax Thread, Crochet Cotton,
Machine Stuck Needles, Wheeler A Wilson
Sewing Machine Needles, TapeBtry-Croch
et, Bone and Steel Knitting Needles, Pins,
Hooka and Even, Asaorted Tapes and
Braids, Whito Linen, Cotton and Colored
btar Braids, Skirt Braids, Crochot and Tat?
ting Tiimminga, Tooth and Nail Brushes,
Pearl and Agate Buttons, Saxony Yarn,
Berlin Wool, Split and Single Zephyr, at
Charleston prices; alao, Patterns for Ta?
pestry Work, Hoisaors, Cork Soles, Chamois
Skin Tobacco Pouchea; and a variety of
Roady-Mado Clothing for Gents, Ladies
and Children, which will bc found cheap
and well rnado. _ _ Jan 26
IlelnlUh'a Crimson 'letter Watti,
for Tottor, Ringworm, Pimples, Worm
Spots, Roughneaa of tho Skin-a cure for
Tetter and Ringworm._
~ JOB WORK! JOB WORK!
OP all descriptions-in my lino-attend?
ed to promptly and done in a suporior
MI vie of workmanship, at the lowest possi?
ble figures. Store in Ehrlich's building,
Main Btreet. HENRY H. BLEASE.
WOOD WARE, WOOD WARE.
Mata, Twine, Wrapping Paper, Matches,
Ac, cheap, for cash, by
Dec 1_FISHER A LOWRANCE.
Iron and Steel.
f\f\f\ LBS. Genuine Swodes
OKJ.VJVJVJ IRON, imported direct
from Stockholm, Sweden.
25,000 lbs. Sheffield Plow Steel, much
hotter in quality than American steel
naually sold by dealers.
For sale at low prices, by
Jan SI J. A T. R. AGNEW.
FOR SALE at the
REDUCTION OF RATES.
CHARLOTTE AND 8. C. R. R. COMPANY.
GEN*L FBEIOBT AND TICKET AOT'S OFFICE,
COLUMBIA, 8. C., December ll, 1667.
ON and after THL9 DAY, COTTON will
be forwarded via the "SEABOARD
INLAND AIR LINE FREIGHT ROUTE,"
To Baltimore, $3.25 per halo of 400 lbs.
To Philadelphia, $4.00 per halo of 400
lbs. or lose. !
To New York, $4.00 per balo of 400 lbs. I
This ronto is cheaper, quicker and as re- i
hablo as any competing hne. '
Tho rateB bcing tho name, shippers eave
32 cents per balo-estimating cotton at 16
cents per pound-in Marino Insurance, by
having their cotton forwarded via this
route. E. R. DOR8EY,
General Freight aud Trans'n Agent.
Dec 12 _
"FAST" EXPRESS LINE
FROS! COLIMDIA TO NEW YORK.
GREAT ATLANTIC COAST LINE RAILWAYS.
NEW and^A8T^8^HET>UTa3 now In
operation, with completo and continu?
ous connections, from Columbia and all
points in the interior of South Carolina,
via King? vii lo, Wilmington and Weldon, to
Richmond. Washington, Baltimore, Phila?
delphia, New York, Boston, and ah princi?
pal points North and East. No chango of
Passenger Cars between Weldon and
Acquia Creek. No Omnibus transfer at
Petersburg or Richmond. Faro as low aa
by any other routo. Timo, forty-three
hours to New York.
At Weldon, Passengers havo choice of
the following routes, viz: Crisfled and An
namessic Line, Washington or Inland
Line, Baltimore or Old Bay Lino. Tickets
good by either route.
CAUTION TO TUE PUBLIC-Tho route hy
Charlotte and Grecnaboro is advertised as
aevonty-flve miles shorter and twelve hours
quicker-try it, if you wish to bo deceived.
Through Fast Express Train, via fWil
mington, Weldon and Richmond, leaves:
Columbia.10.00 a. m.
Kingsville.11.30 a. m.
Wilmington. 9.30 p. m.
Weldon. 6.20 a. m.
Richmond.11.10 a. m.
Washington. 7.00 p.m.
Wilmington, Delawaro.11.57 p. m.
Philadelphia. 1.80 a. m.
Now York, arrives. 5.20 a. m.
t Via Wilmington, Weldon, Portsmouth
and Annamessic routes, leaves:
Columbia.10.00 a. m.
Kingsville.11.80 a. m.
Wilmington. 9.30 p. m.
Weldon. G.20 a. m.
?Portemouth.10.45 a. m.
Criefield. 6.00 p. m.
Wilmington, Delawaro.11.57 p. m.
Philadelphia. 1.80 a. m.
New York, arrives. 5.20 a. m.
*The Steamers of tho Old Bay Line leave
for Baltimore 7.30 p. m.
fLoavo Now York 7.30 p. m. to wnio South.
Two trains daily from Kingsvillo, North
the 11.30 a. m. Fast Express, and 2.00 p.
m. Mail. Baggage checked through.
Elegant Sleeping Cars on all Night Traine.
Through Tickets, good by either route
until used-with option to Passengers of
stopping at terminal points-can bo ob?
tained at tho Ticket Omeo of tho South
Carolina Railroad. P. H. LANGDON,
Oct 23 Gmo Gen'l Southern Agent.
~M. W. BYTHEWOOD,
Auctioneer and (Jeneral Commission Merchant
On Washington st., rear of A. Tolleson's,
COLUMBIA, 8. C. '
THE above store having beon rented, I
am from this day prepared to rcceivo
consignniente of Cotton, Corn, Flour,
Bacon, Groceries and Provision? in gene*
rai; aiso, furniture, Dry Goods, Clothing,
From my oxperienco of twenty years in j
tho auction and commission business, in
this city, Charleston and Newberry, S. C.,
I hopo to re?oive a liberal share of patron
ago from my old friends and tho public
gonerally. Dec 19
XJKJ 150 Sacks Flour; from best Family
to good Huper.
Jan 12 " FISHER A LOWRANCE.
NOTICE TO SHIPPERS.
tr if-*. J
GEN'L SuPBBiNTEs's OFCTCX, S. C. E. R.,
December ll, 1867.
ON and siter this date the TARIFF by
the Great Southern Freight Lino,
FROM COLUMBIA, vdU be ss follows, viz:
Cotton per bale, to New York..$4.00
" Philadelphia...... 4.00
" ?. Baltimore..... . . 3.25
ThiB ronfa ta ?^!(~~tCCd ,ifk vhoajjci,
quicker and moro reliable, than any com?
peting, while the difference of insurance,
not amounting to 20c., 1B over twice com?
pensated by d?Torenco of rates.
H. T. PEAKE,
Deo ll_General Superintendent.
Change of Schedule on G. & 0. R. R.
ON and after FRIDAY, the 6th instant,
Passenger Tra?na will run daily, Sun?
days excepted, as follows:
Leave Columbia at- 1. 7.00 a.m.
" Alston at. ?. 8,65 ?
V Newberry at.10.35 1?
Arrive at Abbeville at.3.3U p. m.
" at Anderson at.5.15 "
.?. at Green ville at.6.00 **
Leave Greenville at.6.00 a.m.
" Anderson at.6.45 -
" AbbeviUoat. 8.45 "
" Newberry at.1.25 p. m.
Arrivo at Alston at. 3.00 "
" at Columbia at.5.00 "
Trains on tho Blue Ridgo Railroad will
also run daily, Sundaya excepted.
Loave Anderson at.5.20 p. m.
.? Pendleton at.6.20 "
Arrivo at Walhalla at.8.00 "
Leave Walhalla at.4.00 a. m.
?? Pendleton at.6.40 J?
Arrive at Anderson at.6.40 "
Tho train will return from Belton to An?
derson on Monday and Friday mornings.
JAMES O. MEREDITH.
Dec 3 General Huperintcndent.
SOUTH CAROLINA RAILROAD.
GENERAL SUP'TS OFFICE,
CHARLESTON, 8. C., January 18,1808.
ON and aftor Sunday, January 19, tho
Passenger Trains on the South Caro?
lina Railroad will run aa follows, viz:
Leave Charleston for Columbia. 4.30 a. m.
Arrivo at Kingsville.11.15 a, m.
Leave Kin gb vi lie.11.40 a. m.
Arrive at Columbia. 1.10 p. m.
Leave Columbia... ?.io.00 a. in.
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 np and down
Columbia Trains and Wilmington and Man?
chester Railroad Traine on MONDAYS,
WEDNESDAYS and 8ATUBDAY8.
Night Express Froight and Passenger
l'Accommodation Train will run aa follows:
Loave Ch arie a Lon for Columbia. .5.40 p. m.
Arrive at Columbia..6.05 a; m.
Leave Columbia. 5.80 p. m.
Arrivo at Charleston.5.40 a? m.
Jan 21 H. T. PEAKE, Gen'l 8np|
Office North Carolina Railroad
COMPANY SHOPS, OCTOBER 17,1867.
ON and after this date, the following
will be the schedule for PASSENGER
TRAINS over this road:
Leave Charlotte daily at.9.40 p. mr
u Greensboro at.4.11 a. m..
" Raleigh at.10.00 ??
Arrivo at Gold s boro at.2.00 p. m.
Leave Goldsboro at....12.22 "
" Raleigh at...,. 8.50 "
" Greensboro at. 9.R) "
Arrivo at Charlotte at. 2.54 a. m.
Through Passengers by this Uno have
choico of routes via Greensboro and Dan?
ville to Richmond, or via Raleigh and Wel?
don to Richmond or Portsmouth; arriving
at all points North of Bichmond at tho
same time by either route. Close connec?
tion is made with tho Passenger Traine on
tho Wilmington and Weldon Railroad to
and from Wilmington, and by Freight
Train to Weldon. JAS. ANDERSON,
Charlotte & South Carolina R. R. Co.
COLUMBIA, S. C., Octobor 5,1867.
ON and after tho 6th instant, the Trains .
over thia Boad will ran as follows:
Leave Columbia at.1.40 p. m.
Arrive at Charlotte at. 9.49 p. m.
Leave Charlotte at.2.65 a. m.
Arrive at Colombia at.9.40 a. m.
Making close connection for ail points
North and South, aa follows:
Lcavo Columbia .. .1.40 p. m.
L"avo Charlotte. 10.00 p. m.
Leave Greensboro.5.15 a. m.
Arrivo Richmond.4.45 p. m.
Leave Richmond.9.45 p. m.
Arrivo Washington.6.15 a. m.
Arrivo Baltimore.9.10 a. m.
Arrivo Philadelphia .'_.1.82 p. m.
Arrivo Now York.5.10 p. m.
Passengers taking this route, going
Northjhavo choice of routo from Greens?
boro, Weldon or Portsmouth.
sar Tickets rood over eithor routo.
Baggage checken through.
For THROUGH TICKJETS to Richmond.
Washington, Baltimoro, Philadelphia and
Now York, apply at Ticket Office, foot Blan
dingstreot. CALEB BOUKNIGHT,
Oct 5_ Superintendent.
Laurens Railroad-New Schedule.
OFFICE LAURENS RAILROAD,
LAUBENS C. H., 8. C., Julv 12,18C7.
ON and after MONDAY, 22d instant, thc
trains will run over thia Road as fol?
lows, until further notice:
Leavo Laurens at 5 o'clock a. m. on Mon?
days, V?e?nesdaya and Fridays, and ai rn o
at Newberry at ll o'clock a. m.
Leave Newberry on Mondays, Wednes?
days and Fridays, at fifty minutes after 12
o'clock, connecting with both trains on tho
Greenville and Columbia Railroad at Hele?
na Shops. JOSEPH CREWS, Sup't.