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Editor and Proprietor,
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State, and has been regularly issued
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; If j i I im i i ii i "' i I
An acorn swung
On an oak tree bough;
So long it had hung,
It would fain fall now
To the .kindly earth.
I .That its,, germ within ?
Might burst into birth,
. ( And its' life begin.
And the autumn came
With its burning hand;
- And each leaf grew a flamfe.
And each bough a brand,
And a worm camp np
And began to eat
-: Through the hard, dry cup
To.the acorn Bweet.
And tho acorn thought,
"I shall soon see now
The life I hove Bought,
When I fall from the bough;
For tho worm gnawB through
? f Each tendon Blight,
That about me grew,
And bound me tight."
And with dying day
Came the zephyr s sound;
And tho acorn lay
Next morn on the ground;
But its germ was gone
By tho worm's sharp teeth;
Ana the ground it had won
Was its grave in death.
There is an old kitchen somo
where in the past, and an old-fa
ahioned fire-place therein, -with its
smooth old jambs of stone; smooth
with many knives that have been
sharpened there; smooth with the
many little lingers that have clung
there. There are hand-irons, with
iron rings in the top, wherein many
temples of flame have been bnilded.
with spires and turrets of crimson.
There is a broad worn hearth?
broad enough, for three generations
to cluster on?worn by feet that
have been torn and bleeding by the
way, or been made "beautiful, and
walked on floors of tessellated gold.
There are tongs in the corner, with
which we grasp a coal, and "blow?
ing for a little life," lighted our
first candle; there is a shovel, with
which was drawn forth the glowing
embers, in which we saw our first
fancies and dreamed our first
dreams; the shovel wherowith we
stirred the first logs until the
sparks rushed up the chimney as
if a forge were in blast below, and
wished we had so many lambs, or
so marry marbles, or so many some?
things that we coveted; and so it
was that we wished our first wishes.
There is a chair?a low, rush-bot?
tom chair; there is a little wheel in
the corner, a big wheel in tho gar?
ret, a loom in the chamber: there
are chests full of linen and yarn,
and quilts of raro patterns and
samples in frames. And every?
where and always, the dear old
wrinkled face of her whose firm,
elastic step mocks tho feeble saun?
ter of her children's children?the
old-fashioned grand-mother of a
score of years ago. She, the very
Providence of the old homestead;
she who loved us all, and said she
wislied 'there: were more of us to
love,, and took all of the children
at too old school-house in the hol?
low (for grandchildren besides. A.
great expansive heart was hers, bo
neath thot< .woolen gown, or that
more stately. bombazine, or that
solo heivloom of silken texture.
We v&tfj-iW. tor jto-day?-those
mild blue oyoe, with more beauty in
them than time could touch, or
death could no1 more than hide?
those' eyes thttt hold tjotb,' smiles
and tears within* the faintest call of
every ono of uo, and soft reproof,
that seemed not pa onion but regret.
A white trenn has escaped from te
?HHPjf?W ?*P- a She length?
ened the tether oJ/ft vino that was
straying over a window, as she
cam? in, and plucked ft' four-leaved
clover for Ellen. She sits down by
tho little whool; a tress io running
through her fingert from > the disr
tofif's di?hovoled head, when a small
voice, ones "Grandma," from the
old ,rod cradle; and "Grandma!"
shouts Tommy from the top of the
stairs.' Gontiy she lets go the
thread, (or- her patieno? is1 almost
as beautiful as her charity, and she
touches the little fed bark a mo?
ment, till the young voyager is in
dreamland again, and thou directs
Tommy's unavailing efforts to har?
ness the cat.
The tiojc of * the clock runs faint
and low, and she opcus the myste?
rious door and proceeds to wind it
up. We are all on tip-toe, and beg
in a breath to be lifted up, one by
one, and allowed to look in for tho*
hundredth timo upon the tin cases
of the weights, and tho poor lonely
Eendulum which goes to and fro
y its little dim window; and our
petitions are all grapted, and wo
are all lifted up, and we nil touch
with the little finger the wonderful
weights, and then the music of the
wheel is resumed, for grand-mo?
ther's dainty fingers aro never idle.
Was Mary to be married, or Jane
to be wrapped in a shroud? So
sweetly did sho wreathe tho white
rose in the hair of the one that you
would not have wondered had more
roses budded for company, and so
meekly did she fold the white hands
of the other upon her still bosom,
that there seemed to be a prayer in
How often has she stood between
us and harm; how the rudest of us
softened beneath tho gentle press?
ure of her faded and tremulous
hand! From her capacious pocket
tlfat hand was ever withdrawn only
to be opened in her own with the
nuts she had gathered, with the
cherries she had plucked, the little
egg sho had found, the "turnover"
she had baked, the trinket she had
purchased for us as tho product of
her spinning, the blessiug she had
stored for us/-tho offspring of her
What treasures of story fell from
thoso old lips; of good fairies and
evil; of the old times when Bhewas
a girl; wo wondered if ever?but
then, she couldn't bo handsomer or
dearer?she was ever little? And
then, when we begged her to sing
?"Sing us ono of the old songs
you used to sing to mother, grand?
ma"?"Children, I can't sing," she
always said, and mother used to lay
her knitting softly down, and tho
kitten stopped playing with the
yarn on the floor, and tho clock
ticked lower in the corner, and the
fire died out to a glow, like an old
heart that is neither chilled nor
dead, and grand-mother sang. To
be sure, it would not do for the
parlor and concert room now-a
days, but then it was the old-fa
Bhioned grand-mother, the old bal?
lad, and the old kitchen, in the
dear old times, and we can hardly
seo to write for the memory of
them, though it is a hand's breadth
to tho sun-set. Her voice was fee?
ble and wavering, like a fountain
just ready to fail, but then how
sweet-toned it was, and it became
deeper and stronger, but it could
not grow sweeter. What "joy of
grief" it was to sit around the lire,
all of us except Jane, and we
thought we saw her when the door
was opened for a moment by the
wind, but we were not afraid, for
was it not in her old smile she
wore? And how wo wept over the
woes of the "Babes in tho Wood,"
who laid down sido by sido in the
great solemn shadows, and how
glad we felt when the robin red?
breasts covered them with leaves,
and last of all, when the angel took
them out of night to day everlast?
ing. We may think what we will
of it now, but the song and the
story heard around the kitchen fire
have colored tho thoughts and tho
actions of most of us; have given
the germs of whatever poetry
blesses our hearts?whatever of
memory blooms in our yesterday.
Attribute whatever we may to the
school and the school-master, the
rays which make that little day we
call life radiate from the Clod
swept circle of the hearth-stone.
Then sho sang an old lullaby she
sang to mother?her mother sang
to her?but she does not sing it
through, and falters ere it is done.
She rests her head upon her Lands,
and silence is in the old kitchen.
Something glitters down between
her fingers, and it looks like rain
in the soft fire-light. The old
grand-mother is thinking when she
first heard the song, and of the
voico that sang it; when a light-1
hearted girl, sho played around;
that mother's choir, nor saw the I
shadows of tho years to comet. Oh, ]
tho days are no more! What words j
unsay, what deeds undo, to set
back just this once tho ancient
clock of time! So our little hands
Wore forever clinging to her gar?
ments and staying her no if from
dying, for long ago sho had done
living for herself, and lived alono
in us. But tho old kitchen wants
ft presence to-day, and the rush
bottomed chair is tenantless.
How she used to welcome us
when w& were grown, and came
back on CG more to tho homestead.
"We thought we were men and wor
men, but we were children there.
The old-fashioned grand-mother
was blind in her eyes, but she saw
with her heart, as sho always did.
As the sun-light cast our long sha?
dows through the open door, she
felt them as they fell over her
form, and looking up dimly, she
said: "Edward I know, and Lucy's
voice I can hear, but whose is that
other? It must be Jane's," for she
had almost forgotten the folded
hands; "oh, nol not Jane's, for
she?lot me see?sho is waiting for
me, isn't she?" and the old grand?
mother wandered and wept. "It
is another daughter, grand-mother,
that Edward has brought for your
blessing," says some one. "Has
sho bluo eyeH, my son? Put her
hand in niino, for she is my latest
born, the child of my old age.
Shall I sing you a song, children?"
and she is idly fumbbng for a toy,
a welcome gift for the children that
have come again. One of us (men i
as we thought we were) is weep-1
ing. She hears the half-repressed
sobs, and says, as she extends her
hand, "Hero, my poor child, rest
upon your grand-mother's shoul?
der; she will protect you from
harm. Come, children, Bit around
tho lire again. Shall I sing you a
song or tell you a story? Stir the
fire, for it is cold; the nights are
growing colder." j
The clock in the corner strikes
9?the bed time of the old days.
The song of lifo was indeed sung,
tho story told. It was bed-time at
last. Good night, a long good
night to thee, grand-mother. She
is no more, and we miss her for?
ever. But we will set up a tablet
in our hearts, and write on it only
this: "Sacred to the memory of the
old-fashioned grand-mother. God
bless her forever."
Mr. Bryant turns an epigram as
neatly still as if ho were but thirty.
Here is his excuse to the Echo, the
little journal of the Homcepathio
Fair, for not furnishing the poem
it had claimed:
I gave my word, dear madame, it
At your request, to write a verse or
I gave it you as frankly as 'twas
Aud now you chide because I keep
Talk not of honor; I am honor's
None but a rogue would keep the
thing ho gave.
A. woman entered a crowded
street car the other day, and for a
moment or two no one offered her
a seat. Then a fat man, affected
with the asthma, beckoned to her,
and said: "Madame, please take?
take"?(cough, cough.) She stood
there waiting for his scat, and as
soon as he was over his coughing
fit, he concluded: "Madame, please
take care and not step on my sore
foot!" The look she gave him was
appalling, but all the rest saw the
A yard-stick is very useful in a
store; a stick on the stage is of no
use whatever; a stick in a tumbler
is sometimes in danger of making
the sidewalk uneven to pedestrians;
a stick of a husband or wife is apt
to be much longer than is desired,
and a stick full of matter is the
commonest thing read in newspa?
Nos. 3 Broad Street and 109 East Bay Street,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
VET. BY VB1N0 CriEAl'KU QUADtS Of BTOCK,,
WE CAN rUBMUU WOKS AT
LOWEST LIVING PRICES.
Piriet Paper and Envelopes,
Adding and <?all gnvi&tions
ON THE SWT STOCK AND Pointed in THE
?ept i t ly
Greenville and Columbia Railroad.
.. Columuia, S. C, April 1, 1875.
^NGER TRAINS will be run
daily, (SundayB excepted,) by the]
or train, no. 1.
Leavo Columbia.7.00 a. m.
Alston.8.45 a. m.
Newborry.10.03 a. m.
CokoBbury.1.37 p. m.
Belton.3.20 p. rn.
Arrive Greenville.4.55 p. in.
down train, no. 4.
Leavo Greenville.0.00 a. m.
Belton.7.55 a. m.
CokeHbury.0.35 a. m.
Newborry.12.58 p. m.
Alston.2.35 p. m.
Arrive Columbia.4.10 p. m.
Passengers by Night Truin on South
Carolina Railroad connect with No. 1.
Passengers by No. 4 connect with Day
Truin on South Carolina Railroad for
Charleston, Augusta, Ac, and with TraiD
on "Wilmington, Columbia and Augusta.
Antlvrnon Branch and Blue Ridije.
Leave Walhalla.4.15 a. m.
Seneca City.4.45 a. m.
Perryville..5.00 a. in.
Pcndleton.5.50 u. m.
Anderson.0.50 ?.. ni.
Arrive Belton.7.35 a. m.
Leave Belton.3.30 p. m.
Anderson.4.20 p. m.
Pendleton.5.20 p. m.
Perryville.0.05 p. m.
Seneca City.0.10 p. tit.
Arrive Walhalla.G.45 p. m.
AbbexMe Branch Trains.
Leavo Abbeville.8.00 a in.
Arrivo Cokesbury.9.10 a. m.
Leave Cokesbury.1.40 p. m.
Arrive Abboville.2.35 p. m.
THOS. DODAMEAD, Gen. Supt.
Jabez Norton, Gen. Tieket Agent.
South Carolina Railroad Company,
Columdia, S. C. April 1, 1875.
way tassknoer train.
Leave Columbia at. 4.30 p. m.
Arrive at Charleston at.11.45 p. m.
Leavo Charleston at. 0.45 a.
Arrive at Columbia at. 2.15 p. m.
night express accommodation train.
Leave Columbia. 7.00 p. m.
Arrive. 6.30 a. m.
Leavo Charleston. 7.10 p.
Arrive. 0.35 a. m.
Camden Train will connect at King
ville with Up Passenger Train for Co?
lumbia, Monday, Wednesday and Friday:
and with Down Passenger Train from
Columbia, Tuesday, Thursday and Sa?
turday. S. S. SOLOMONS, Gen. Supt.
S. B. Pickins, General Ticket Agent.
Change of Schedule.
WIL., COL. A AUCiUSTA R. R.,
CoLl'MlilA, S. C, ArniTil, 1S75.
i-ry^tC ON and alter the
l5v2l'T^J^:Jd inst.. Day Pas
I srnger Train from and to Columbia will
I bo discontinued. Passengers for points
on Chenvw and Darlington Railroad can
make connections at Florence on Tues?
days, Ttnirsdays and Saturdavs, leaving |
Columbia on Local Freight at 3.10 A. M.,
arriving at Florence at 12.50 P.M. Re?
turning, leave Florence at 12.50 1*. M.
arrive ut Columbia 51.30 P. M.
Leave Columbia. 8.15 p. hi.
Florence.12.50 a. m.
Arrive Wilmington. 7.10 a. m.
Leave Wilmington. 0.10 p.m.
Florence.11.40 p. m.
Arrive Columbia. 4.00 a. m.
Makes through connections, all rail,
North and South, and water line connec?
tions via Portsmouth. Through tickets
sold and baggage chocked to all principal
points. Pullman sleepers.
JAS. ANDERSON. Gen. Supt.
A. Por-e, Gon. Pass, and Ticket Agent.
Charlotte, Columbia & Augusta R. R.
Columbia, S. C, April 1, 1875.
I fTlHE following Passenger Schedule is |
JL now operated:
ooino north. Train No. 2. Train No. 4.
[ Leave Augusta.D.30a. m. 4.15 p. m.
Graniteville.. ..10.20a. m. 5.11 p. in.
Corbia.Tunct'n...2.13p. m. 9.05 p. ni.
Columbia.2.45p. m. U. 17 p. m.
Chester.0.34 p. m.
Arrivo Charlotte.'J.OOp. m.
Na. 2 Train makes close connection,
via Charlotte.and Richmond, to all points
North, arriving at New York G.05 A. M.
No. 4 Train isakes close connection, via
Wilmington and Richmond, to all points
North, arriving at New York 5.15 P. M.
ooino south. Train No. J. Train No. 3.
Leave Charlotte_8.50 a. m.
Chester.11.02 a. ?n.
Winnsboro... 12.38 p. m.
Arrive Columbia . . . .2.42 p. m.
Leave Columbia. . . .2.52p. m. 3.40 a. m.
Col'biaJunet'n .3. 17 p. m. 4.15 a. m.
Graniteville. .. .7.15 p. m. 7.48 a. m.
Arrive Augusta. .. . 8.05 p. m. S.45 a. m.
South bound Trains connect at An
gusti for all points South and West
I Through tickets sold and baggage |
checked to principal points.
JAS. ANDERSON. General Sup.
A. Poi'K, (Ion. Pass'r and Ticket Agt.
IT is the most wonderful medicine ctmt |
known, and possesses curative power!
unequalled in history of remedies. For
sale only at HE1NITSFI'S Drug Store^
mHRASHERR, HORSE POWERS. EN
i JL GINES, FAN MILLS, GRAIN
CRADLES, REAPERS, Ac, Ac, at ma- |
1 nufacturcrs' price. Send for catalogue
! to L?RICK A LOWRANCE,
I _April 22 ^Columbia S. C.
Davis' Diamond Hams.
AFULL supply of these choice HAMS
just received and for sale bv
i April 10 JOHN AGNEW A SON.
The Alabama lid life Innranw topaay, rf apl
C. E. THAMES, President; T. H. FOWLER, Secretary; Gen. S. D. LEE,
Superintendent of Agencies.
Assets $750,000 in Gold.
CAPITAL. STOCK &20O,000GOLD-AIjL. PAID IN.
SURPLUS AS TO POLICY-HOLDERS 0 VER $100,000 GOLD.
GOLD OR CURRENCY POLICIES ISSUED !
ASOUTHERN COMFANY, keeps and lends its Money in tho South. Since
chartered, its dividends have varied from 17 to 27 per cent.
May 15 W. H. GIBBES, Agent.
The Celebrated Fertilizers for Cotton, Corr, Wheat and Ttbacco.
Ii EDUCED PRICES! LIBERAL TERMS!
Wilcox, teibbes & Co.'s Manipulated Guano,
Prepared at Savannah, Gn_, and Charleston, S. C, and
ImpnrtnH in. bulk direct from Phoenix l?hmds, South Pacific Ot-es?.
WE arc offering the. above celebrated FERTILIZERS, this season, at considcra
hly reduced prices, and give purchasers the option of paying in cotton on the
hasis of 17 cents for middling, delivered at planters' nearest depot, by November 1,
1875, the cotton to be packed in good merchantable bales. By this arrangement the
planter has a guoranteo af realizing a good price for his cotton to pay for fertilizers.
These GUANOS are too well known to require comment Those who hove used
them know how to appreciate their value; those who have not, as yet, will find, on
fair trial, that their liberal use will pay en present crops, besides being of future
benefit to their lands. For further information, call on the undersigned for circu?
lars, containing analvsis, opinions of planters, Ac.
Jan 24 4mo * SEIBELS Sz EZELL, Agents, Columbia, 8. C.
WM. E. EOSE, Proprietor.
FIRST CLASS HOTEL.
Fare $2^ a day, including
4^2^= Omnibus ride. Situated
??^f&?Jl near tho Capitol and in
S|s5 centre of business part of
gSjf^the city. My Omnibus
f? will convey passengers to
and from every train. Tho
Ladies' Apartments are
complete; entranee on As?
sembly street BILLI?
ARD and BATH ROOMS
are all new and in good
order. Ap G
ROSE'S HOTEL, COLUMBIA, S. C.
Manufactured by HOLMES, CALT)ER & CO., Propru-.toro.
Office 203 East Bay street Factory corner Cumberland and Philadelphia streets,
Oliarlestoii, ?1. O.
IMPORTERS and dealers in Lubricating and Paint OILS. WINDOW OLASS and
PAINTERS' MATERIAL. Agent? for Averill's Chemical Paint, Prince's Metalie.
Paint, Rubber and Leather Belting.
Great Southern Freight and Passenger Line!
TO AND FROM
BlIJIHOBF, PMMDEIPBU, NEW VOKk, BOSTON,
The New England Manufacturing Cities.
- THREE timer, a week from New York?Tuesday, Thursday
^ffrj^t_- j nn<* Saturday. .^-i^Elegant
1 vWr" aLl State Room Accommodations.]
^M\w\1*^vf\' ' \ ^t'R Voyage ten to twelve Hours i
? WUHd&aSiir^lw^ Shorter, '-via Charleston." Total,
^"^yr "^mT^v Vf^i " capacity 40,000 bales monthly.
Tli9 South Carolina Railroad Company,
Ami connecting Roads West, in alliance with the fleet of thirteen first class Steam?
ships to tho above ports, invite attention to the quick time, snd regular despatch
afforded to the business public in the Cotton State* at the PORT of CHARLESTON,
offering facilities of rail and sea transportation for Freight and Passengers not ex?
celled in excellence and capacity at any other port. Tho following splendid Ocean
Steamers ru-e regularly on the line:
TO XEW YORK.
CHARLESTON.James Bern*. Commander.
JAMES ADGER.T. J. Lockwood, Commander.
CHAMPION.B. W. Lockwood, Commander.
MANHATTAN.M. 8. Woodhull. Commander.
JAMES ADGER ft CO., Agents, Charleston, S. C.
GEORGIA. .S. Crowell, Commander.
SOUTH CAROLINA.T. J. Beckett, Commander.
WM. A. COURTENAY,
WAONER, HUGER A- CO.. Agent?, Charleston, S. C.
Sailing Days Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Iron Steamships ASHLAND.Alex. Hunter, Commander.
EQUATOR.:.C. Hiuoklev. Commander.
Sailing Day Friday. WM. A. COURTENAY, Agent,'Charleston, S. C.
TO BALTIMORE. . i
FALCON. .Hainie, Commander.'
SEA GULL.Button, Commander.
Sailing Day every Fifth Day. PAUL C. TRENHOLM, Agent, Charleston, 8, C.
Steamships MERCED ITA und FLAG. Sail every Saturday. , i ^
.JAMES ADGER & CO., Agenhi, Charleston, 8.'&
Rates guaranteed as low as those of competing lines. Marino Insurance one-halt
of one per cent . 'i X, .
Through Bills of Lading and Through Tickets . , ?.
Can be procured at all the prmciyal Railroad Offices in Georgia, Alabama, Tonnca
see and Mississippi. Shite Rooms may bo secured in advance, without extra charge,
by addressing the Agents of tho Steamships iu Charleston, at whose offices, in all
cases, the Railroad Tickets should bo exchanged t\nd Borthn- assigned. Through
Tickets by this ronte include Transfors, Meals and Slate Rooms while-on uhip-hoard.
THE SOUTH CAROLINA RAUAIOAD* OEOROfA RAILROAD
And their connecting lines, havo largely increased their facilities for the rapid
movement of Freight and Passengers between the Northern eitle? and South
and West First Class Eating Saloon at Branchville. On the Georgia and South
Carolina Railroads, first class Sleeping Cars. Freight promptly transferred from
tho steamers to day and night trains of the South Carolina Railroad. Close connec?
tion mado with other roads, delivering Freights at distant points with promptness.
The managers will use every exertion to satisfy their patrons that the hue via
Charleston cannot bo surpassed in despatch ana the safe delivery of goods. For
further information, apply to T. J. Griffin, Western. Agent, Atlanta, Ga.; B. D.
Hasem,, General Agent, P. O. Box 4,979; Office 317 Broadway, N. Y*.; 8. B. Piokbnp,
General Passgnger and Ticket Agent, South Carolina Railroad; or J. M. Sxuoax,
Superintendent Great Sentkern Freight and Passenger Line, Charleston, 8. C. t
Mackerel. | This Year's Crop of Maple Sugar.
CHOICE MESS MACKEREL. I TU8T received 1,000 pounds NEW
No. 1, 2 and 3 MACKEREL. O CROP MAPLE SUGAR, direct from
Just opened and for sale low, at retail, j Vermont, for sale cheap at
by JOHN AONEW A SON. May 1 SOLOMON'S.