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Squandered Idves. L
The fisherman wades in the surges;
The sailor sails over the sea;
The soldier stops bravely to battle;
The woodman lays axe to tho tree.
Thav are ?*eb the hrnml nf ibo heroes,
The manhood attempered to strife
8trong hands that go lightly to lsbor,
True hearts that tako comfort in life.
' lu emoh is the seed to replenish
Tho world with tho vigor it needs,
The centre of honest affections.
The impulse to generous deeds.
nt the shark drinks tho blood of tho
The sailor is dropped in tho sea;
Tho soldier lies cold by bis cannon; .
The woodman is crushed by his tree.
Each prodigal life that ia wasted
In many achievements unseen,
But lengthens the days of the coward,
And strengthens the crafty and mean,
The blood of the noblo is lavished,
That tho selfish a profit may find;
God sees all the lives that aro squandered,
And we to His wisdom are blind.
Making my way into tho bar-parlor,
? recognized through a haze of to?
bacco-sm ok o my roistering friend
Tom, engaged in what he was wont
to term cultivating the muses-in
other -words, keeping up a smoking
?pd drinking intercourse with half a
dozen very shady 'utility' actors.
That ardent young gentleman hail
. ?ed me boisterously.
"Hallo, George, my pippin! Go m o
to see life, eh? Sit down and have a
Declining the entomological be?
verage referred to, I contented ray
sell with ordering a less elaborate li?
quid, and asked Tom if he had seen
his friend Wylde.
**What, Guglielmo ?" answered
Tom. "He'll bo here presently; ho's
on in the second piece to-night as a
.*Gory Ruffian. He gets murdered in
ibo fourth act, and will probably drop
In about an hour's time he appear?
ed, not so drunk as usual, for the
night was comparatively early-hard?
ly ll o'clock. He had only taken
sufficient to produce the first of many
stagos of intoxication through which
that accomplished artist was nightly
-wont to pass. In his first stage he
was jubilant and loquacious.
On recognizing us, Mr. William
' Wylde struck a dignified attitude, and
burst into quotation, after the man
* nor of his tribe. Eying me sternly,
- and then lifting his eye-brows up to
his hair, he asked, dramatically:
.*Came you from Padua, from Bol
"From both, my lord, Bellaire
greets your grace," answered that imp
Mr. Wylde smiled loftily, and closed
This eyes. "Whioh?" he inquired,
"which is the merchant here, and
- whioh the Jew?"
I modestly replied that for mysell
I inclined to mercantile pursuits in
preference. Mr. Wylde waved h if
"Then must the Jew be merciful.'
" Whereupon he took a seat and order
It is unnecessary to relate by whal
degrees Mr. Wylde attained his ul
terior condition of intoxication, hou
he passed from the jubilant to thc
noisy stage, thence to the fiercely
. morose stage. Suffice it to say that
I kept him well supplied with his fa
vorito refreshment, and we grew con
"I'll tell you what, my boy," saie
Mr. Wylde, when he had reached thc
depths of melancholy; "if ever yoi
think of embracing our profession
think well. Think twice. It's (
sickening life. Genius may starve ii
it. Gin-gin-I mean genius is no
patronized as it shonid. Look at me
What keeps me down? I've had ex
perienoe enough; I know my busi
ness; there's not another man in tin
oompauy that can beat me at versa
tility. I've played Jeremy Diddler
Romeo and Long Tom Coffin in on<
bill. I'm not a fool. What, then
keeps mo back? I'll tell you. It'i
combinations. It's professional jea
lousy. It's cliques. That's what i
is, my boy."
"Yot you havo done well in you:
time," I urged. "For example, yoi
Mr. Wylde shook his head mourn
"I married, sir, a lady of family
She was not clever, but I waived that
She brightened my homo for a spell
bnt she is gone. After lita's titfu
fever she sleepB well."
"And your wife's family-"
"My wife's family, sir," broke ou
"Wylde, wrathfully, ''are not to b
mentioned by friends of mine. A se
of curmudgeous-an ungratefu
brood. Why, they aro base, com
mon and popular."
"Did they never recognize you
"Nover. A sot of arrogant, stnc
up, conceited-but there. P?hl"
"It's said," I remarked, confider
tially-"it's said in legal circles (yo
know how rumors get about arnon
us lawyers) that after your wife
death, her father came down wit
"It's a lie, then," returned by M
"Did you ever get a remit tune
from him-about a year and a ha
"Ito mitt an co, egadl I'd like to s<
the old screw come down with a pos
?ge stpam. It wasn't for the want <
asking, though. By Jupiter I tried
all I knew, but the old flint was sot
to be como over."
'.Thea the rumor about you get
ting?OOpoonda waa faWo?"
?Tal?e as-" ?i^BWjH
"I thought so," waa ruy reply; ''I
never gavo it any credulence myself.
Good-night, Wylde. I think you've
been badly used; but never mind,
your peculiar talents will find their
due y ot."
The eminent gentleman had a fur?
ther stage, which I did not wish to
await-that of blasphemy. I bade
him farewell, and went my way, tho?
roughly oonvinced of what I had
guessed all along, that he had never
received the money's worth of Num?
Next morning, I wrote an urgent
letter to Kate, praying her to meet
me in a quiet city square, at 1
o'clock; telling her briefly that I had
a way by which I could probably
benefit her father and herself, and on
which I wished to confer with hor.
This letter I despatched by hand. In
the office I took no notico of either
Murdou or Graham, but weut ubout
my duties quietly. On their parts
they were equally reserved, aud no?
thing of importance transpired uutil
dinner-time. Then I slipped out,
and went to tho place of rendezvous
to meet Kate.
I found her waiting for mo, trou?
bled but possessed. We took a turn
round the square, and I besought
her, in as few and forcible words as I
could command, to tell mo tho story
of ber father's implication in tho
bank-note business, and the extent
to which he was committed to Mur
don. I told her that I had tho moans
of freeing him from any pecuniary
liability under which ho had fallen;
bnt, before putting into operation
the means at my command, I must
know how he stood, and what was tho
danger threatening him. I urged
that my love for her gave mo tho
right to ask this, and that tho snmo
lovo was tho guaranty tbat I would
only uso tho knowledge for her father's
After some hesitation, and exacting
many promises, sho told mo with
such reluctance as was natural to a
pure and loving girl forced to ac?
knowledge a father's guilt. The story
dated eighteen months back, from
tho day on which the lotter of in?
struction had arrived from Theophi
lns Langbrace, Esquire, authorizing
Messrs. Bustler ?fc Clarke to pay
Wyldo 5'JO pounds. On that day it
was a national festivity, and ilio of?
fice was to bo closod early. Murdou,
tho cashier, wishing to get away for ti
private engagement, had handed c
bank-note for 500 pounds to the old?
est derk, Graham, with a memoran?
dum of Wylde's address, and direc
tions to pay tho money to hin:
personally, and obtain his receipt foi
it on a printed form which tho firs
kept for payments generally; th?
words being added in writing, "ii
discharge of all claims." This bank
note had lain on Graham's desk un ti
the clerks were preparing to leave th(
office. The old clerk had just reco
vered from a nervous attack to whiol
ho was subject, and which, os Kate
said, was wont to impair his memory
The bustle of preparing for the hal
holiday, super-added to the feeble
ness of his mental powers couse
quent on his illness, had causee
him utterly to forget his commis
sion. Tho bank-note had beor
tossed aside, and had apparently
fallon into the waste-paper basket
close to his desk. At 3 o'clock, tin
gas was turned off, (thoro had been i
den HO fog all day in the city, necessi
tating lights;) and the clerks emerge*
in high spirits at their relense, Gm
ham accompanying tho rest. On th
stuirs, one of them asked for a ligh
for his pipe; but nobody had matches
Old Graham good-naturedly votan
teered to go back and got a bit of pa
per, so that tho clerk could light hi
pipe at a gas-burner on tho stair-cas
lower down; and making his way bac
into the office, he found in tho yelkv
obscurity the waste paper basket, an
twisted into a pipe-light tho first bi
of tissue paper that came to his haue
Tho clerk lit his pipe, and pluyfu
ly tin ust tho extinguished bit of pr
per into Graham's face. Tho ol
clerk received it into his hand, ni
consciously retained it, walking a fe
yards homeward still holding it, an
then, wondering what ho was carn
tag, opened out tho folds. To h
dismay, ho found in tho charre
fragments cf tissue paper a corner (
tho bank-note which he now remen
bered he ought to have paid away t
Tho shock of tho discovery par
lyzed him, and when sense rcturnci
ho saw himselE in imagination a ruii
ed man, discharged from hissituatk
if not prosecuted by his employer
aud turned with his daughter Ka
into the streets for a triflo of rent 1
owed. Ho had always been a ne
vous man, a moral coward; and h
fear of consequences made him blini
ly accept tho one dangerous loop-ho
of escape offered to him. Ho hf
not tho courage to confess his neg]
genco, and throw himself on tl
mercy of tho firm; ho took a flu
step, and from carelessness pans?
into crime. After muoh bewilder?
cogitation with himself, (for Ka
I know nothing of his misfortune t
long after,) he decided upon proton
iog to have paid tho money to W
1 liam Wylde, and producing a flo
, tious receint from that worthy.
Bat forgery belongs to tho fino
arts, and old Graham was a sad blun-1
defer, being only a novice in the ac?
complishment. Perhaps it tras this
inexp?rience that betrayed him
perhaps Mnrdon discovered tho trne
nature of tho oaso from subsequent
application for money mudo by
Wylde At all events, the wretohod
old man was soon found oat, and tho
cashier's sharp questioning wrung
the trnth out of him. The know?
ledge Murdon kept for his own use.
Affecting to discredit the story of the
accidental discovery of the note, he
persisted in regarding Graham a thief
as well as a forger. Thus playing on
his terror and misery, and intensify?
ing the self-reproaches of tho old
clerk with the cruelest sarcasm, he
brought him into a stato of abjectness
which left the miserable man an easy
prey in his hands. Then Morden
struck a keen and very bitter bargain.
Ho would keep the defalcation a Be?
eret from the firm on ono condition.
Tho condition wes tho possession of
How soon tho bargain was ratified
by tho unhappy girl herself, I had to
supply out of my own knowledge, for
hero hor story broke down in utter
grief; but I knew her gentle, winning
ways, her absorbing love for her
father, and her self-sacrifices on all
occasions whero he was concerned.
1 could understand the sharpness of
tho struggle before she yielded. Not
until her father had told her how fol?
ly he was compromised did she eon
sent to part with her own happiness,
in order to savo him from a felon's
doom. Then she gavo up all hope in
a fair future, and accepted tho man
she hated, her father's enemy and
tyrant, as her promised husband.
Hero her pitiful tale ended. How
was I to comfort her? I could not
tell her that tho noto was not, destroy?
ed, as her father thought; that I held
it, though by what means it had es?
caped, or what had been burnt in its
place, I failed to guess. For though
tho money itself was safe, the receipl
yet remained in Murdon's hands, and
any attempt at an eclaircissemen,
would only bring down detection oe
her father's bend. I could only mur
mur some common-places of sympnthj
and consolation, assure her that J
boped yet to foil Murdon, and re-es
tablish her father's peaco of mind
And so I left her.
That evening I again sought on
Wylde, and found him at his usua
? haunt, and in his usual state. Diplo
matically, and with much ciroumlo
cution, I worked the conversatioi
round to tho subject of money, am
my gentleman's claims upon bil
father-in-law. Mr. Wylde's presen
mood was less violent than ordinary
but moro bitterly despondent.
"What's the use of trusting to tha
old buffer?" ho asked, dejectedly
"I was onco led to believe that h
would come down with a round sun
if I applied to his lawyers. I went
and saw a yellow-faced scoundrel
loathsome hound with a paunch. H
threatened to set the bailiffs on me
the menial, if I came again. I nove
troubled his degraded sight again.
"When was that?"
"That was-let me see, thirteo
months ago, on the first of thi
month. Hal no matter. He kne
my weak point, a malison be on hi
caitiff soul. I was in difficulties t
that time; I am in difficulties no?
If you had half a crown upon you
"I have much more than half
crown npon me, nud you shall hav
it, if you give me an acknowledf
ment," I returned.
"I'll give you," said Mr. Wyld<
gracefully, "my solemn I O U on an
sum above a sovereign. A gentli
i mnu's I O TJ, I presume, is ns sacre
! as his bond."
"Exactly so. But I must bavo
receipt in full."
"You may have, Dr. Dnuniug, m
acceptance, if you like, at three, s
or nine months, presupposing th:
the sum is at least a fiver."
Tho magnificent air of probity wil
which he delivored his conditio
"Suppose I could accommodato y(
with teu livers," I answered, "won
you unte-dato tho receipt?"
"I would do anythiug, sir, honor
bio and accommodating. I won
give you a mortgage on my person
or freehold property, or a lieu on n
next year's salary, which ever y<
Uko. But what do you mean?"
Bofore replying, I called for mo
refreshments, and helped him coj
uuHiy yet judiciously. "Look bei
Wy Ido," I said, "I havo a reason
this, of course-a motive. I wa
to provo to certain parties, who sh
bo nameless, that my iucomo a cc
plo of years ago amounted to a ci
tain sum-call it x in algebra; au ii
known quantity. Now if I get
receipt from you for an ad vam
?iliou!, eighteeu months buck, I hu
docuinontury evidence that I can <
hibit, and prove my position at tl
timo. Do you see?"
"I seo," chuckled Wylde. "Li
the arrears of unpaid iucomo ti
only more valuable, being a gent
man's bona fide receipt. Sly dog.
"The raouey you shall havo do wi
now. Will you give me an anto di
"What's the sum?"
Mr. Wylde upset his glass. "Bri
forth the bond," he cried, heroica!
'TU sign if it wore dated OOO ye
I produced the receipt, previou
propared on ODO of tho firm's loose
forms, and the bank-note Number
.07,482. The latter Mr. Wylde eyed
suspiciously, questioning its genuine?
ness. But upon my Showing bim
that the receipt waa. merely for
his note, with the number specified,
! and that unless the note was good
the acknowledgment would be value
leas, he abated his distrust, merely
remarking that ho should nover be?
lieve bis Tuck until ho had "cashed
the flimsy. "
But he affixed his signature without
further protest. And on my express?
ing a desire to have the names of a
conni? of witnesses to the document,
Mr.*Wylde, relieved at the demand
as corroborative of the genuineness
of the note, summoned the landlord
and waiter, who added their names
with cheerful alaority, pleased at
being called on to witness so tremen?
dous a transaction.
"And now," said Mr. Wylde, when
it was concluded, "I shall quit au un?
grateful country, and seek to plant
the standard of art in the far West.
When I have acquired the colossal
fortune which awaits tho true artist
in that more enterprising clime, 1
shall punctually discharge this debt,
Mr. Dunning, which I persist in re?
garding as a mero temporary obliga?
The possession of tho true receipt
was an important step gained; the
next and more difficult ono was to
obtain and destroy tho forged ac?
knowledgment. Toward that attain?
ment I now directed my onergies.
I know it could be concealed iu no
drawer or desk accessiblo to the
firm; it was too valuable to be allow?
ed to slip out of Murdon's private
keeping. It was likely enough kept
under lock and key in his own desk.
Watching my own opportunity, I ab?
stracted his bunch of keys one day
when ho was engaged in tho private
room of the firm, having left them in
one of his drawers. There was no
titro then to rummago in his desk,
but I rapidly took au impression ol
all his keys-only five in number-in
wax which I had kept prepared foi
that purpose. Tho mould I took tc
a locksmith, tho son of my landlady,
a man on whom I could roly. Trump
ing up some story about a fellow
clerk whoso honesty I suspected, and
whoso drawers I wished to search, ]
got him to mako mo a set of keys ac
cording to tho pattern. Tho lock
smith was not a mau burdened witt
conscientious scruples; besides, h<
knew mo well enough not to discredi
my motives in ordering the job. H<
made the kej's readily and deftly
Armed with these, one evening, whoi
the clerks were gone. I opened tin
cashier's desk, and subjected its con
tents to a thorough examination.
Not a paper, not a memorandun
could I find having reference to tin
Wylde business; not a document relat
ing to Number 07,482. There wer
only two out of the five keys whicl
fitted locks in the office-one tb
desk, another a private drawer. Tin
others apparently belonged to draw
ers or chests at Murdon's private re
8idence; and there, in all probability
the receipt lay.
The next day I sent an excuse fo
non-attendance at the office, pleadinj
illness, and Bet about elaboratel,
counterfeiting the hand-writing o
Murdon, authorizing his landlad
to allow me to visit his rooms for th
purpose of finding a deed which h
had left at homo. This forged lette
Erocured mo a ready admission int
is rooms, the landlady contentin
herself with suffering me to go u
stairs unaccompanied. Tho coas
was clear, for Murdon was down r
the office, and I had all the mornin
and afternoon before me. I left n
corner or crevice unexplored. I rai
sacked his clothes, books and papen
I turned every pocket inside out,
peered behind the mirror on til
mantle-piece, emptied his drcssinf
case, tobacco-box, peered even int
the cruet-stand, prodded tho stuffin
of the chairs and sofa, and turned u
tho corners of tho carpet. All to n
purpose. My search brought to ligl
other keys, which sufficed to ope
every closed respectado in the plac
But not a vestige of tho receipt (
clew to its hiding-place could 1
found. After a long and fruitle
search, I turned away with beal
heart, convinced that, if ho still bel
tho receipt, it must be carried*aboi
his person, or else lodged in son
distant keeping which I saw no post
bility of reaching.
Disappointed and dejected, I tur
ed my steps toward Keuningto
hoping to gain strength of heart at
acuteness of invention from a sig
of tho beloved face. For Kate's ge
tie and reliuut nature ever stimul?t*
and fortified me-taught mo endu
ance, taught mo to hope against hop
I found her alone. Though she rei
in my countenance that I had i
good news to briug as yet, her p
tient, uncomplaining voice nervi
mo as of old, end I regained con
dence. After all, fortuno had h
friended us generously; for much w
already done toward clearing h
father's name. I did not despair
accomplishing all in time. But tim
Thero was tho rub. Would time
As if in answer to tho inquiry, h
fut lier's kuoek was heard, and Kat
looking ont of the window, saw til
he was accompanied by Murdon. H
.*0; sn-" ?UC aried, excited!
"there will bo a scene if he meeta y
here again. He is so violent, and
then he has my father in his power,
and father's health is so shattered.
Not for yoor own sake, but for mine,
do, pray, avoid him."
Unable to resist, her entreaty, I j
slipped into an adjoining mum, and,
aa they ascended the stairs and
entered the Fitting-room, I passe i
down. Murdon's top-coat, an ill-fit?
ting wrap-rascal, which descended
to his ankles, was hanging in the
hall. Ho had divested himself of his
over-coat, purposing to pass tho even?
ing at that house.
There was at least hope that I
miglit. Hud tho receipt in one of the
pockets. Quick as thought I passed
my hand into tho pocket in the breast
of tho coat, and found a bulky pock?
et-book. It wu8 full of old letters.
But there was an inner receptacle.
Victory ! Tho receipt, with "William
Wylde's counterfeited signature, in
a shaky, ill-disguised hand! A.
poor, blundering attempt at forgery,
this, which would not havo taken in
a charity boy. I stifled tho cry of
triumph which rose to my lips, pock?
eted thc forged receipt, substituted
thc veritable one, and returned the
pocket-book to tho wrap-rascal. Then
I calmly remounted tho stairs and
entered Graham's sitting-room.
Murdou was was lolling on the sofa
ns I entered, and looked up with his
supercilious, insolent stare.
.'Hallo, Mister Skulk," ho began,
"I thought you were ill in bed; but
it seems you're not too ill to poko
your nose into places where you aro
Not noticing him directly, I turned
to Kate with a look which she under?
stood-a look which caused her face
to brighten. Taking her hand as if
to say good evening, I whispered:
"Your father is safe; back me up."
She smiled, and I turned to the old
"Mr. Graham," I asked, "why do
you suffer this under-bred person
about your house?"
The old clerk started, flushed and
begau to stammer.
"That, George-dear mc-why,
that is Mr. Mardon-and-"
"Ho is the worst-conditioned cur
on tho face of tho earth," I answered,
deliberately. "Ho is a compound of
insolence aud falsehood; a tyrant
within the power which ho affects; a
bully, but an innocuous bully, and
no companion for you or your daugh?
ter. That's what Mardon is, Mr.
He started from the sofa with an
oath. "If you approach me," Icried,
stopping him, "I'll knock you down."
I knew him then for a ooward, for
he stopped short in the blow which
he had meditated, and turned green
and yellow. He was a bigger and
older mau than I, but he held back
and ground his teeth, as I heaped in?
sult on insnlt upon him, in my bitter?
ness and my triumph.
"You don't know what you are
doing, you braggart young fool!" he
at length uttered, livid with rage.
"You are ruining your precious
"You liel" I retorted; "there is
nothing you can do which can harm
a hair of their heads."
"Isn't there?" he cried. "I can
send this old man to penal servitude;
I can beggar his daughter; and I irULn
"An empty threat-a bragging
boast, as mendacious as all you ever
Ho shook a trembling finger at the
old man, whose state of terror I can?
not hope to describe.
"Ho is a forger," hissed Mardon.
"A thief and forger."
"Pooh," I returned. "Whatbas he
forged? Why do you waste words?
Where are the proofs?"
"I'll show you what ho has forged,
if that's auy satisfaction, my young
champion, and the proofs shall be
laid to-morrow before other eyes than
yours." Aud ho strode vindictively
out of the room.
^CONTINUED IN OUR NEXT, f
Change of Schedule on Spartanburg
and Union Railroad.
ON and after NOVEMBER 2, 1S08, the
Passenger Trains will leave Spartan
bnrg Court House on Monday*, Wednes?
days and Fridays, at 7 A. M., and arrive at
Alston at 1.20 r. M., connecting witli tho
Greenville Doun Train and trains for
Charlotte and Charleston.
On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays,
tho Up Passenger Trains, connecting with
tho Greenville Up Trains, will leavo Alston
at !) A. M. and arrive at Upai tanbnrg Court
House 3.20 P. M., as following schedule:
Down Train. U?> Train.
Ml*. Arv. Leav. Arv. Leav.
Spartanborg, 0 700 3.20
l'aeolet, 10 7.45 7.48 2.32 2.35
Jonesville, 19 8 25 8.30 1.50 1 55
Unionvillc, 28 9.18 9.40 12.40 1.05
Ka nt ne, 37 10.10 10.21 12.03 12.08
Shelton, 48 11.10 11.12 ll.OG 11.08
LvlesFord, 52 11.8? 11.38 10 39 10 42
Strother, 5? 12.02 12.05 10.12 10.15
Alston, 68 1.20 9.00
TH08. B. JETER, President.
UNIONvii.i.K, H. C., Ootohor 2G. Oct 31_
Columbia and Augusta Railroad.
COLUMBIA, S. C.. October 9, 18G8.
ON and.after MONDAY, the 12th instant,
Passenger Trains- will be run as fol?
lows-loaving Columbia on Mondays,
Wednesdays and Fridays, and loaving
Ridge Spring on Tuesdays, Thursdays and
Leave Columbia.12.00 M.
Arrive at Columbia.11.45 A. M.
Leavo IUdgo ?pring. U.OO A. M.
Arrive at Bldgo ?pring.4.10 P. M.
All articles of FREIGHT to bo shipped
must be deliver- d at Charlotte Railroad
Depot before ll A. M. on above days.
Oct 10 Superintendent.
Tho.Great Inland FreigKRoute,
Charlotte and So. Cf. B. B.,
THIS FAVORITE ANR RELIARLE
IiOUTE offere superior* dvantagcB to
tho MERCHANTS of COLTMBIA and UP?
COUNTRY, in transports gFBEIG HTS at
low rates and quick dtspaeh to and from
Raltimoro, Philadelphia, flew York nnA
SST" RateB always guaranteed as low a?
tho published rates ol' nnj other line.
0* No chanco of carslor breakage of
bulk, between Charlotte aid Portsmouth.
49* Marino Ineuranco from one-half to
three-quarters per cent, bsa than by com?
For further inform?t ?ni, rates, clasBifi
cation sheets, Ac, apply lo. or addreBs,
Et Ri DORSEY,
General Freight and ticket Agent,
Charlotte and ?South Callina R. R. Co.
Charlotte & South Caipiina &. &. Co.
COLUMDIA. 8. C., kugUBt 8.1868.
ON and after WEDNESDAY, tho 12th
instant, tho Trams over this Road
will run as follows, viz:
Leave Columbia at.4.15 p. m.
Arrive at Charlotto at.11.00 p. m.
Leave Charlotte at.ll 85 p. ra.
Arrive at Columbia at. 6.00 a. m.
tar Closo connections, both ways, with
Trains of Greenville ynd Columbia and
South Carolina Roads.
?a- Passengers for tho North, taking
this route, havo tho cloico of FOUR DIF?
FERENT ROUTES, Tb?: From Greens?
boro, either via Dnnvillo or Raleigh.
From Weldon, either via Petersburg or
Portsmouth: and fron: Portsmouth, either
via Old Bay Line and Baltimore or Anna
moBsic Line and Wilmington, Delaware.
mr TIME AS QUICK and FARE AS
LOW as by anv other route.
BAGGAGE CHECKED THROUGH.
For THROUGH T1CKET8 to Richmond,
Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and
Now York,apply at Ticket Office, foot Blan?
di? K street.
An Accommodation Train will he run
Lcavo Columbia on Mondays, Wednes?
days and Fridays at 7 A. M., arriving at
Charlotte at 6.35 P. M.
Returning-leave Charlotte on Tuesdays,
Thursdays and Saturdays at G A. M., ar?
riving at Columbia at 5.05 P. M
Passengers taking tho 6 A. M. Train
from Charlotto can connect with Night
Train of South Carolina Road for Charles?
ton. Passengers from Charleston can-by
leaving tho South Carolina Train ai Junc?
tion-conuect with tho 7 A. M. Train from
Columbia. CALEB BOUKNIGHT,
Change of Schedule on G. & C. E. R
ON and aftor WEDNESDAY, the 12th
bib tant, Passenger Trains will run
daily, Km days excepted, connecting with
Night Train on South Carolina and Char?
lotto and South Carolina Railroads:
Leave Columbia at. . 7.00 a. in.
n Alston at.8.40 "
Newberry at.10.10 M
Arrive at Abbevdle at. 3.00 p. m.
" at Anderson at.4.20 "
.? at Greenville at.5.00 ?
Leave Greenville at. 5.45 a. m.
** Anderson at.6.25 "
" Abbeville at. 8.00 "
" Newberry at.12.35 p.m.
" Alston at.2.15 "
Arrive at Columbia at. 3.45 "
Trains on the Blue Ridge RaUroad wi?
also run daily, Sundays excepted.
Leave Anderson at.4.30 p. m.
" Pendleton at.6.80 "
Arrive at Walhalla at.7.30 ?.
Leave Walhalla at.8.30 a. m.
?. Pendleton at.6.80 "
Arrive at Anderson at.6.20 "
Tho train will return from Belton to An?
derson on Monday and Friday mornings.
JAMES o. MEREDITH,
Aug 8 Gencr. .^unerin tondent.
GENERAL BUTTS OFFICE,
CHARLESTON, S. C., March 28,1868.
PASSENGER TRAINS will run as fol?
Lcavo Charleston for Columbia. 6.30 a. m.
Arrive at Kingsville. 1.30 p. m.
Leave Kingsville. 2.00 p. m.
Arrive at Columbia. 3.60 p. m.
Leave Columbia. 6.00 a. m.
Arrive at Kingsville. 7.80 a.m.
Leave Kingaville. 8.00 p. m.
Arrive at Charleston. C.lOp. m.
Tho Passenger Train on tho Camden
Branch will connect with up and down
Columbia Trains and Wilmington and Man?
chester liailroad Trains on MONDAYS,
WEDNESDAYS and SATURDAYS.
Night Express Freight and Passenger
Accommodation Train will run as follows:
Leave Charleston for Columbia. .5.40 p. m.
Arrivo at Columbia.6.05 a. m.
Loavo Columbia. 6.80 p. m.
Arrivo at Charleston. . 5.40 a.m.
March 21 H. T. PEAKE, Gen'l Sup't.
Office North Carolina Railroad Co.,
COMPANY SHOPS, ApniL 1, 1868.
ON and after thiB date, the following
will bo tho schedule for PASSENGER
TRAINS over this road:
Leavo Charlotte daily at.11.36 p. ni
" Greensboro at. 6.05 a. ni.
" Raleigh at. 9.41 "
Arrive at Goldahoro at.12.25 p. m.
Leave Goldsboro at.12.30 "
?? Raleigh at. 3.20 "
M Greensboro at. 7.17 "
Arrive at Charlotte at. 11.85 p. m.
Through Passengers hy this line have
choice of routes cm Gref-ntboro and Dan?
ville to Richmond, or r?n Haleigh and Wel?
don to Pichmond or Portsmouth; arriving
at all points North of Richmond at the
same time by either ronte. Connection is
mado at Goldsboro with Paspengcr Trains
on tho Wilmington and Weldon Railroad
to and from Wilmington, and by Freight
Train to Weldon. Alco to Newbern. on A.
A N. C. Poad. Freight TrainB will leave
Charlotte at 2 a. m. and arrivo 6.20 p. m.
Laurens Railroad-New Schedule.
OFFICE LAURENS RAILROAD,
LAURENS C. H., 8. O., April 29,1868.
ON end after TUESDAY, 12th of May
next, tho Trains on this Road ?ill
eon m?m e running to return on the same
da", to connect with tho np and down
Trains on tho Greenvillo and Columbia
Railroad, at Helena; leaving LaurenB at 5
A. M., on TUESDAYS, THU BSD A YS and
8ATURDAY8, and leaving Helena at 1.80
P. M. Baino days. J. S. ROWERS,
July 9 Superintendent Laurens R. R.