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' Thc Sword of Ronert l<ee.
Forth from ita scabbard pure and bright
Flashed the sword or Leel
Far ia Ibo Iront of the deadly fight,
High'o'er the grave, in the cause of right,
Its stainless sheen, like a beacon light,
Led ns to victory.
Ont of Ita scabbard, whoro full long
It slumbered peacefully
Rouaod from its rest by the battle song,
Shielding the feeblo, smiting the strong.
Guarding thehr right, avenging the wrong
Gleamed tho o word of Leel
Forth from H a scabbard, high in air
Beneath virginia's sky
And they who saw it gleaming there,
And knew Who boro it, knelt to swear
That where that sword led they would daro
To follow ?nd to die.
Out of ito noabbardl Never hand
"Waved sword from otain as free,
Nor purer eword ]e(j braver band
Nor brayer bled for a brighter land,
Nor brighton land had a eanse as grand,
Nor oaUM, a chief like Leel
Forth frorji its a cabbed! how wo prayed
That oword mi?ht victor bel
And when our triumph was delayed,
And many ? heart grew sore of aid,
Wa etiH hoped on while gleamed the blade
Of noble Bobort Leel
Forth from its soabbard! all in vainl
Forth flashed the sword of Leel
'Tis shrouded now in its sheath again,
lt ol?op? tho eleen of our noble Main,
Defeated, yet without a stain,
Proudly and peacefully.
THE QUEER OF THE STAlliS,
The Hist time I saw her, Bhe was sit?
ting on the stairs, eating an ice with a
gold-pointed spoon, around her an airy
cloud of tulle puffings, and at ber feet a
perfect collection of men. Even now,
at'this distance of time, the Boone rises
clearly before me. A staircase where
flowers abound, lamps held by marble
figures in the wall, throwing a faint
light on tho lilies and geraniums below,
and among them, enthroned like a fairy
quean, the prettiest girl it is possible to
imagine. I made one step forward, was
introduced, stumbled over Jaok on the
first landing, and fell crushing on the
delicate puffings of tulle, on the airy
flounces of net. I made an elaborate
apology, and was told, with a smile that
made me feel positively dizzy, not to
"mention it," she was already "in
Wo had gone to this ball, Jaok and I,
to see Jack's young lady, the fairy
queen. A capital reason for Jaok to go;
hardly equally good when applied to me,
?articulacy os I was not to dance with
er, speak to her, if possible, not even
to look at her, on pain of Jack's wrath
and fiery indignation.
On the whole, I think I may say with
truth, I did not enjoy that ball. Jack
was not at all a nice person to go with.
For instance, the moment we arrived be
bolted up stairs, leaving me to follow
and introduce myself to whoever might
care to know who I was. As it happen?
ed, nobody oared; but he could not have
foreseen that, and showed a want of con?
sideration. Then he had promised to
introduce me to whomsoever I liked;
and when I reminded him of his oller be
only said: "Didi, my good fellow? Yes,
so I did, "and carefully avoided me for
the rest of the evening.
I am a nice looking young man, ra?
ther pale, perhaps, and without many
features; or, at least, I have not the ap?
pearance of having many features, they
being rather indistinct; but I don't at
all show up to advantage leaning against
a watered paper, rather yellow from
wear, and not unlike my own complex?
ion. Yet, there I stand, till the lady of
the house, taking pity on me, leads me
away. She gives me a ponderous young
person, with a large foot, which is con?
tinually taking the gloss off my boots,
and burts rather. I bear it like a mar?
tyr, and we join the dancers, having for
a vis-a-vis Jack and bis young lady, Lily,
the acknowledged queen of the stairs
a regular party-going girl, with a ring?
ing laugh, better than any music to
dance to, and a way of glancing up at
Jack from under her lashes that seomed
quite to put him at bis ease. Not that
he required much "putting," by tho
way; it came to him so naturally.
Considering I bad always beard she
didn't flirt, ("Not that sort," Jack used
to say,) and wasn't engaged to bim, I
thought they seemed to be getting on
capitally. I hinted as much to bim
afterward, when he bad surrendered his
pretty partner to the next claimant, who
took her off instantly to tho stairs, and
I bad deposited her of tho ungainly foot
on a friendly chair, but he laughed mo
' to scorn.
"What, marry Lily?" ho says. "No,
no, my dear follow. Catch a weasel
asleep (if Jaok is tho weasel, nothing
could be easier than to catch bim asleep;
be never thinks of getting up before 12.)
She is a dear little girl, and would mnko
a most charming wife, I am sure, for a
rich man; but the idea of love in a cot?
tage, even with Lily, is-well, anything
1 don't believe bim for a moment; but
I won't enter into an argument-not at
all, because I always get tbe worst of it,
as Jack declares, for I don't admit tbe
truth of that assertion, but because I
feel that time will give a more satisfac?
tory answer than any words of mine
So we go on-very comfortably, so far
as they are concerned, I should think,
till at the olose of tho evening, on enter
baok-ground, that I eau only stand and
stare, L?y, thp y oung- lato MA "didn't
flirt," and^'wasn't erigag?a/' ft loaning
(ker gay laugh quite hushed and her
bright faOB completely hidden) Meinst
I grieve to say it-a ?coat suspiciously
like Jack's, tho gentleman who wouldn't
hear of "love in a cottage," ?nd had
talked so rashly about weasels.
Kow, in the timo of my triumph,'
Jack is delightfully meek. Not that ho
admits, even now, that he aud Lily are
more than friends, but tells some plausi?
ble story of how ho had gono into the
conservatory by ohance-that was, to be
alone (so like Jack's retiring ways, seek?
ing for solitude at a| ball,) and how he
bad been very muoh surprised at Anding
her there, and, entre notes, my dear
fellow, not over-pleased. "For, after
all," he adds, by way of a wind-up
(miner weuk, this, after the cont busi?
ness,) "one may get too much, oven
of tho Lily; don't you agree with me?"
If I bad-if I only had; but I saw as
in" a dream a long vista of dinners in the
distance, and a man with a face Uko unto
Jack's at one end, and a girl that was
very fair, aye, as fair as little Lily, at the
other, and didn't.
I observed that I "don't kuow," that
I "rather like her myself," whereupon
Jack throws out, simply as a suggestion,
to be acted upon or not, as I choose,
that if I do not know how to speak of a
lady, he thinks I had better "shut up."
I think so, too, but hint I could do it at
home, and that he might as well go with
me, adding, as an inducement-for Jack
having struck an attitude, doesn't seem
inclined to leave it-"I am afraid I have
scared the young 'lady away."
Jack says it is just like me, and ex?
actly what he should havo expeoted from
one of my manners and general appear?
ance. Not fair this of Jack. It is not
every one whoso manners are so taking
that the prettiest girl in the room nes?
tles up to him as if ho were-her
brother? Or who possesses goggle blue
eyes, as round and as large as sauoers, or
fluffy, yellow hair that can stand on end
jjt a minute's rwt'.ce, und look a? ridicu?
lous as his does. Howevor, I don't wish
to quarrel; so I remark casually that I
see "that young lady" in the hall, and
that it might be as well for one of us to
conduct her to the-well, suppose I say
Poor, pretty little Lily, she didn't pos?
sess a carriage; nothing but her sweet
faoe and loving heart-quite enough to
make any ordinary man happy; and
Jack was a very ordinary man.
Six o'clook found us shivering in the
oold at the avenue gate, after watching
the queen of the stairs depart, absurdly
like Cinderella, after the clock bad struck
12, as she herself would have said, posi?
tively "in shreds," with her tulle skirts
all crushed and tumbled, the coquettish
wreath of flowers half off, and hanging
loosely in ber bright hair, and her two
little satin shoes completely danced into
holes. Disconsolate amidst torn puff?
ings, distractingly pretty, she passed
from our sight, the dearest little Cinde?
rella that ever undertook to make a man
"A man" means Jack; I wish it didn't
-I wish it meant me.
Presently, when be had done a little
star-gazing on his own account, Jack an?
nounces, with assumed carelessness and
a listless (yawn, that be bad promised
(Lily understood) to himself, and, if I
liked it, to tako me also, to a croquet par?
ty, to be given next day at Sydenham by
by one of Lily's aunt3, and where I, of
course, concluded the Lily herself might
also be seen.
Accordingly, the next day we stick
Howers in our button-holes, and much
regretting the absence of a "trap," put
up with a "hansom," which takes us on
the express understanding that we aro to
pay in proportion, in double quick time
to Sydenham. There was tea on tho
lawn, which meant crumpet and flies (par?
ticularly flies,) and only half believing in
flies. There was no help for it, how?
ever; it was impossible to draw back.
So I sat down disconsolately on the
stump of a tree, which didn't look plea?
sant enough to attract spiders, nor indeed
any crawling things less wretched
than myself; and dismally refusing an
indigestion as offered by hard-boiled
eggs, took two horrid cracknels, which
gave me a drj', hacking cough for the
rest of the evening, and caused au old
lady to stamp me "consumptive," deli?
vering myself over with no very good
grace to be bored by Jack while waiting
for Lily. At length, just when I was be?
ginning to thinklcould notpossibly stand
Jaokfor another five minutes, tho young
lady herself appeared, with no traces of fa?
tigue in face, voice or manner, to lead
ono to suppose she bad been up half the
night; most becomingly attired, charm?
A delicato muslin, aud an airy scarf, a
piquant, jolly little turncd-up hat, dain?
tily-made boots in ridiculous imitation of
tho kind usually worn by plowmen, all
bob-nailed and laced up at the front, yet
pretty enough to bo put nuder a ghiss
case to bo looked at, and gloves that,
hoing sixes, bad yet gone on without
bursting. Jack carried her off to tho
back-ground, leaving mo to think dream?
ily of Jack's energy, in this, Jack's now
character as lover, and Lily's beauty as
soon by tho morning light; quito as at?
tractive in hor coquettish hat, with her
brown hair all sorts of colors in thc gold
deu sunshino, as when I bad first soeu
her in full ball-room costume, reigning
supreme as queen of the stairs.
I began to enjoy myself. It was
pleasant enongh sitting in tho sbado on
that sultry day, and hazarding conjec?
ture as to the probable amount of non
souse Jack would propound to ber.
From what I know of Jack, I thought it
would bo a good deal. I was not long
left in peace, however. Tho croquet
players wanted exactly ono to make
their game complete-I was exactly one;
logical deduction, they wanted me. Now
I am not one of those foolish persons
who never knew how to say "No;" I
know how to.etvrtit porf?ptlj with men,
jeot of conversation; but I do not know
how to rei USG a lady, ?yon i when, aa in
this instance, Hbo ia not o vor young or
ohdrming. . . . y
So I consented to leavo my shady re?
treat, and carno ont, quito cb oer fully, - to
be baked. To those who know any?
thing of garden parties, it is unnecessary
to state there was a superfluity of girl,
all visibly and painfully "gotten np" for
tho occasion, in muslins that rustled as
they went, uncompromisingly stiff; nor,
there being a superfluity of girl, is it
needful to remark there was a scarcity of
men. Among thom many were useless
-I was useless.
I had imagined myself asked to look
superior, and to go through tho hoops
like a London swell-quite a mistake.
I was asked to flirt with retiring and
plain girls, who, expecting nothing,
would, by thiB means, most assuredly
not be disappointed.
Jolly for the rotiring and plain girls,
but decidedly slow for mo.
I began to "wish I were a bird." I
should most certainly have "flown
away," leaving a message for Jack to
join mo at tho club. Not being a bird,
however, flying away was out of tho
question. I resigned myself. The plain
girls were, contrary to my expectations,
rather pleasing than otherwise. They
did all tho flirting themselves. I had
only to look sympathetic, which was
comparatively easy, being very much
amused by their manouvres. There
was one man at whom they all made set.
He was an "eligible," a lieutenant in the
army-a most singular combination of
circumstances-baa traveled, and looked
intelligent, till he was required to speak,
when he became inane, and was altoge?
ther a decided "catch," always suppos?
ing conversation not to be considered
one of tho Horns necessary in a husband.
They all, in turn, tried drawing him
out; but though he several times looked
unaccountably bright, I saw, with con?
siderable satisfaction, he never commit?
ted himself. Except the merest mono?
syllables, he never gavo vent to a sound.
Plain girls were at a discount. They
were more so, presently, when Jack,
having, I supposed, exhausted even his
fertile brain, brought little Lily back to
her place on tho croquet ground. What
were plain girls then? What, indeod^
pretty ones, before Lily's beauty and
Lily's smile, and the magical charm of
Lily's laugh? Tho girls became silently
dejected, the men grew animated, the
lieutenant sprightly. As for me, I went
in for discernment, looking congratula?
tions at Jack, while attending to Lily's
requests, to putaohair "just there," and
give her her tea. "No sugar, thanks,"
and "Yes, please, the least little bit of
I felt perfectly sure it was all settled.
I saw it in Lily's little nervous move?
ments, and studied avoidance of Jack,
and tho unconcerned easo with which
Jack himself strutted about, very much
overdoing his part.
An hour later, driving toward town,
in all the glory of a summer sun-set, I
was proved correot, when Jack, in the
most sentimental tone I had ever heard
from him, asked if it was positively ne?
cessary for mo to go down homo next
month, as he should have so much liked
me to be present at his wedding, Lily
having promised it should tako place in
And it was I who returned thanks for
Flour'. Flour'.! Flour!!!
Q/^V/^ BARRELS FLOUR, consisting in
Ov7v/ part of Choico Family Flour, "</?e
best in the world;" also, Extra and Super Flour,
at very lowest market prices for cash, for salo
by J. & T. R. AGNEW.
RETAIL, CORNER KING
Agents for Fairbar
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WE Lavo recently made largo adduction ii
ba\ ". been bad since tbe war. All our i
New Goods at :
CARPENTER TOOLS, ?SHE^I
Blacksinitb Tools, //PT7\8?n\
Masons' Tools and Farming Im- !;?(\ j
Carriage Material, nm"^^JwQ
Building Material, [mT?^JlOm
Trimming Material and Honso-yH^^DiffiS
furnishing Goods, ^VLLWSEE
Our friends wbo favor us with their orders f
tho bottom of the market in theBO and all other
Sept 25 3mo
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Liberal Advances made on
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Bept 6 _3m
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Booksellers and Stationers,
262 Baltimore Utrea, Baltimore,
HAVE tho largest and host assorted stock in
tho city of School, Medical and Law, and
Dental, Classical and Miscellaneous BOOKS.
An immenso supplv ol general Bank and
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Tho same careful attention given to Orders
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Hm H. HEIN?TSH,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DRUGGIST.
SUCCESSOR TO FISHER ie UKIN ITSII,
At the Old Established Stand, opposite tho
HAVING made new and advantageous
BUSINESS ARRANGEMENTS, the
subscriber will be enabled to offer very
great inducements to buyers. Goods well
bought are woll sold, and by energy and faith,
economy and cash, largo dividends will bo
distributed to every purchaser, in tho cheap?
ness of tho articles sold. "A new era" has
begun, and all shall sharo in its advantages
byliuying their DRUGS anil MEDICINES at
this well known and reliable Drug House.
Puro White Kerosene Oil.
Fresh Congress Water,
Castor Oil, Alcohol,
Sup. Carb Soda,
For sale low, bv Epsom Salts
Aug 27 E. H. HEIN1TSU, Druggiat.
COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA.
THIS pleaaantly.located HO?
TEL, unsurpassed by any
House in the South for comfort
_ ?and healthy locality, is now
open to Travelers and others seeking accom?
modations. Families can be furnished with
nico, airy rooms on roasonablo terms. "A call
is solicited." My Omnibus will bo found at
the different depots-passengers carried to
and from tho Hotel free of charge.
Nov 3_WM. A- WRIGHT.
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iks' Standard Scales
NAL HAY CUTTER.
) our stock of HARDWARE, nt less prices than
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Winos and Liquors, of everv
grade-au immense stock.
Chewing and Smoking To
Sugar, Coffee, Ac,
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t & LOWRANCE.
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Wheat, Oats, Grasses and all Fall Crops,
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Sympathy with the Raw Material.
OUR Mr. Jones has just returned from New York, if ter making our oocond trip and par?
ch aa es thia season. Wo will not attempt to enumerate, nor blow, aa ie so common now ia
advertising; but will put some drives in prices, on tho market, that will bo in keeping with
our iron rule, LOW PRICES.
Oct 19 3mo
R C. SHIVER.
The Largest and Choicest Stock
CHINA, GLASS, EARTHENWARE
HOUSE - FUR NI SEING- GOODS
SOUTH OT BALTIMORE.
THE subscriber is now receiving his FALL and WINTER SUPPLY of tho
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A full Une of CHOICE KEROSENE GOOD8.
Oct 7 lmof
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^V"E COMMENCE thc FALL SEASON by opening to an admiring PUBLIC Q"?J
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Our HOUSE is tia.? ONE
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Wo have tho REST arranged Show Rooms in the CITY. Every portion of tho large space
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To say that our 6tock is LARUE, or VERY large, or IMMENSE, would NOT convey HALF an idea
of thc extent and variety that each of tho
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O X" Carpet Stoo ISL
ALONE ia worth aa much aa any ordinary Dry Gooda Store kecpa altogether.
The Handsome French Plate Glass Front
Will indicate to strangers and visitors to our City WHERE TO STOP AND RUY from tho
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Each Department is superintended by Gentlemen of long business oxporienco, and wo
bavo made special arrangements with a COMP?TENT Upholsterer, to have Carpets, Oilcloths,
Window Shades and Cornices cut to flt, and laid down or put up, so that tho customer will
bavo nothing to do but to make the selection, and we will do the rest, and do lt HIGHT.
Private Residences, Hotels and Churches furniehed on tho most liberal terms and with de?
spatch. FLOOR OIL CLOTHS cut ANY B?ZO.
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