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> 3 The songs of old1 How deep ? spell
* Lies in the old familiar words,
Once sung by those Wo lovcd^BQ w?lb
. In other days, in happier years;
Visions of hope long passed away,
Come 0^to|thc hear} so lone and cold,
And mcm?vywiks^oh 1 whoro aVo they
Whp sweetly sung the songs of old \
sV^sU . : ' \' '' ?;."?'
Where,arq thoy'? Some in silence sloop .
' ^U?no?tn the mournful yew ti*oo's glotm;
Others, within tho bouudloss deop,
:# * ' Have early found an ocean tomb ;.
, ? Dim aro tho eyos that gently shone,
* ? Tho once Wiirm heart hcB 6tUl and cold, 1
i % And hushed for aye, forever gone,
''The voice that sung the songs of old.
' Where are they? ? On some foreign strand
For many a weary day they roam ;
Cheerless they tread tho stranger's land,
From friends afar, jifar from homo.
Do thoy. not long toj?in oncp more'
Tho j?yo?e dance, tho social throng, ''
And mingle, as in days of yoro,
Their voices in the olden song ?
Fondly tlfts hoart still loves to linger
Amid the ruin's of tho past.
Tracing, with fancy's fairy Ungor,'
' Visions too beautiful to last;
. , Bringing to memory's eye agaiu
The long lost friends, the chur-ished onos,
Waking the pa?t with si/me'sad strain;.
Somo w?ll-r?rnouibcrcd oldey son?-;.
t . ' Hilton Head and Beaufort.
Hilton Head presente the appearance of. a
* . busy little jbo.wn,< although it is nothing but a
creation of military necessity. But one house
\ etoo/1 there when our forces first took posses
si sion of the placo. The Hilton Head expedi
tion and tho subsefjucnt occupation of Beau
. * fort are stili remembered as one of tho first
cheering suoticsses of the war. Since thon a
jcoijsiderablo number ?ci??uaaa,.la:t?^~?--?t
~>r'?YZSw%*iibR been built for the ?ccoinuioduttiop
.',?" of military and naval officials. | ?
A business, Htreot, Merchant's ltow, has
sprung up, ?iving evidence of the commeroial
enterprise of our army sutlers. Extensive
piers and wharves afford the ivecessary accom
) modutions for the shipping, and clusters of
uaval and military work-shops and store-houses
are scattered on-the islands enclosing the spa
cious^ bay. The harbor is said to be superior
in depth and security to those of Charleston
and Savannah, and if, asjeems to be the in
' tention, the govern ment w?rk-shops 'aud mag
asines remain there permanently, Hilton Head
is likely to become one of the chief commer
cial towns on the Southern eoast. . A city has
boon liiid out on ?ne of the islands ; consider
able sums of ..money have already been invest
ed in lots, and if Northern pnergy.and enter
prise take hold of the chances presented hero,
the result can hardly be doubtful. .. All that
is necossafry.to secure the future development
of the placo is a railroad connection with
Branchville. Hero is a spot for a Northern
colony in South Carolina.
hour's ride, on a steam tug took us across
the. hay to Beaufort. The appearance of the
' fow-i disappointed my expectations. When
?ur troops took possesso of it in tho early
?> ?- ?'. if the war, it w?is described by the nfcws
p ?o ?r correspondents as .composed of tho most
r- .'-Mt, oianp.ions? in whi?h the wealthy plan
ters of thi.f region led a luxurious life. There
tiro indeed some largfo houses in the place, but
they aro clumsoy, sober-looking square etruo
' /tures, w?th.inothing of that Ornamental ele
gance which wo are accustomed to find in the
country houses of the North. The town is at
present almost exclusively inhabited by'ool
ored people ; I Saw but very few white faces
there. An ambulance ride to a plantation in
' the./neighborhood was far more interesting.
' * \ [Bouton Advertiser.
TriB Columbia Herald, of tho 9th instant,
says : ' Wo hourd a few days ago a very laugh
able idea of otto of the lately liberated blacky,
concerning the object of the bureau. An old
lady of coloriamo into oho of tire offices, iu a
-city not fafl froni ^hts, and inquired if tliat was
tho place tbo Foodm'en's Bureau Was kept;?
On the oterk's replying in the affirmative,she
placed herself akimbo and said she had oomo
for her bureau, and She didn't want any little
washptand/put off on her ; she wanted a big
Toureau with a/ big glass on top', so .that she
could seo how. to fix to go to'those piKmos.^
. ; TM history of tho closo of the war didn't tell
lioW the olerk tnanagodJijsi part of tho closing
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The Masonic Brotherhood. , 1
The Masons are to have a general conven
tion, .sometime in the month of October, in
the State of Kentucky. The objcot of this
convention is*to reStore and re-invigorate theirV
bonds of brotherhood, whioh the late oivil war
had threatened, if not impaired and ruptured.'
Generally speaking, the Masons have beoii
everywhere true-to each other?so true and
steadfast that, in sf?mo instances, lu this Stato,
t}\f\y have incurred the severest censures of
persons, not of the cruft, for the1 kindness,
Whioh they showed to the prisoners, members
of the craft, who had been made captives. 'To
them they had furnished money, food, nour
ishment, clothes, and had evon so far prevailed
!Wi?h the keepers of tho prison as to procure
th'eir temporary release from their cells, that
they mights-assemble with the brethren at the
several uiectiug? of tho lodges.. They can
properly claim, accordingly, to be among thoso
classes who, steadfast to tho faith, suporior to
the events of war, have maintained the inter
ests of humanity and civilization, unaffected
by politics or strife. It becomes them to use
the instrumentality of their wiae-spread and
powerful organization, to do all in their power
to restore the ties of the brotherhood, to repair
the bonds of tho temple, and to .show them
selves ministers of. peace and harmony, as they
have been Of humanity. There is yet another
important reason for this movement. It ap
pears, from communications made by Ma/jons
of . the Northern armies, while iq the South,
that pains, had been taken to disseminato
among them the idea that the Southern Ma
sons had, like the several churoh organizations,
broken off from all connection with the North
ern lodges, and refused any longer to frater
nize with theni?an idea which is whoily in -
consistent with, the first principles of Free
Masonry, whf?his no inore affeotcd in its lawfl
? ..by.iL<*"Viiy*J?Ly4-^?f,-*>M^y-A^.M.?^^l?Ay. <w?<???|.A--V<y-t?J
theprovalenoe of a thunderstorm. But we
do not propose to write an essay, but simply
to express our conourreuoe with the courso
adopted by our Grand faster of South Caro
lina, who has determined that tho brotherhood
of the State shall be represented in tho Ken
tucky (.lonvention, and who has made the most
judicious appointment of the brother, Henry
Buist, one of the brightest of Southern Ma
sons, who combines with the acquisitions of a
highly taught and experienced Mason, the fine
qualities of the courtly gentleman, with the
eloquence of the orator.
[Columbia Phoenix.
Tub Dr.vir. on Top.r-Under this heading,
and in support of the statement involvol, a
Northern paper gives a list of recent outra
geous orim'ea. We extrae* one from a num
ber of the same character, which certainly
constitutes pn important link in the chain of
proof. Under date of the 10th it says :
Early Monday morning, at daybreak, the
house of. Mrs. Sarah Ketohum, a respectable
widow lady living nt seventy-seven'West For
tiet.h street, Now York, was entered by ruf
fians, who got into her bed-room, with tho
avowed purpose of outraging her daughter, a
y??ng lady of remarkablo beauty, who slept
with lier .mother. The daughter succeeded
in escaping in her night clothes, and sought
rofuge at a neighbor's, while the.baffled scoun
drels seized the mother,, ohoked her nearly to
death, and committed un atrbcious outrage.
Afterwards, by/ th reats of murder if jshe re
vealed it, they so intimidated her. that upon,
the case coming up in court she did not tosti-,
fy. Her friends, however, will endeavor to
obtain a new trial, as some of the rogues are
The Fractional C?miency.?The print
ing of fractional currency notes upon the new
membrane paper has been temporarily checked,
by a slight disagreement between the inventor
and'the department, in rclcrorico to the pro
duction and cost of the paper. Eventually,
when a decision is arrived,at by the Secretary,
tho public will be supplied with a fractional
currency, the successful imitating of which
will baffle tho skill of tho oddest counterfeiter.
t will be well-rtigh impossible to prod?ce the
paper Out of the Treasury building, and from
its texture and fihish the least expert in money
will bo able to distinguish;the.kgenuine note.'
Not the least among the many oxcoll?n?ies of
tho new currency is the fact that it will waeh.
He that scoffs at the orooked had need'go
very upright .himself.
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Foreign Extracta
^Female British Offioer.^-Aii inoi-.
dent' is just now being disousscd in military
circles 80 extraordinary that, wore not its truth
capable of Jieing vouched for by official author
ity, the narration would certainly be doomed
absolutely incredible. British officers quar
tered at the Cape botweon fifteen and twenty
years ago, may remember a certain Dr. Bnrrv,
tfitachcd io the medioal staff thore, and enjoy
i\% a reputation for considerable skill in his
ptp|08siim, especially for firmness, decision,
#?d rapidity in difficult operations. ? This pen*
tleman had entered the army iu 1813, had
passed, of course, through the grades of assis
tant surgeon and surgeon in various regiments,
and had served as such in various quarters of
tlio globe. His professional acquirements had
procured for him his promotion to the staff at
thp Capo. About 1840, he became promoted
to bo medical inspector.^ and was transferred
t?^Malta.* He proceeded from Malta to Cor
f?, where he was quartered for many years,
still conspicuous for the vsome peculiarities.
When our Government ceded the Ionian Isl
ands to Greece, aud our troops, of course,
quitted the territory, Dr. Barry elected tc
leave the army, and take up his residence foi
the rest of his days at Corfu He there dice
about a month ago, and upon bis death was
discovered to be to woman ! The motives that
occasioned and' tlje time wljen. commenc?e
tiiis singular deception are both shrouded it
mysterv. But thus it stands an indubitable
fact, that a woman was for forty years an of
ficer in the British service, aud fought ont
duel, and had sought many more, had pursuec
a legitimate medioal.eduoation, and receive*
a regular diploma, and had acquired almost
oclpbrity for skill as a surgical operator.
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? Jj?TiiANGK Institution at Florence.?
Im .//tiVolVgfet. tlio -otll-?uir.U ?l VT.nt.Wy (j'l.j tir> u.tiU v.jt
; tiftttirt the city of Florence Js a house of rei
uge.for cats. It is a cloiste * situatod on tin
side of the Church of San Lorenzo. Whet
you wish to get rid of one of those interest! j
quadrupeds, instead, of killing it you send i
to that establishment. On the other hand
when you want-a felino companion, you havi
only to go there to. find a complete assortinen
of tabbies, tortoisesholls, blacks, whitee, greys
anuVovery other color usual to the race of oats
A Revolution in the Tanning Trade
?A new system of tanning leather has beet
invented by M. Picard, whieh is said to b<
considerably less expensive ,and less tedioui
than the old process. The inventor h^as sub
etituted a mechanical process for the use o
b;.vk, and he undertakes f tau a hide in twelvi
hours, which will last as Ingas one pr?par?e
on the o?d system. He usus turpentine, whi?l
dissolves fat substances, and is a most powor
ful preservative.
. The Comet is CoMiNG.-^Beila's comet
which is now approaching its perihelion, wil
soon be visible in the heavens. It has rathe;
a long journey to perform, being about ont
hundred and ten millions of miles distant ai
present. On the 1st of November next ii
will be close to the bright Alpha Pegasi Mar
kab, ono of the four bright stars forming th(
well-known square of Pegasus. ?t thon pur
Sucs a southerly course, crossing the oolortial
equator about the middle of Decomber. It
then crosses its old path in 1846, neAr when
it separated into two comets. At the end oi
February, its distance from the earth will ht
i less than twenty millions of miles. This com
et's period is about six and 'three-quartei
years. The superstitious are apt to aocept
these erratic bodies as omons o." coming eyil.
The last timo one 6? them took a peep over
th? e?rth, p*eople begon to preparo for the end
of the world. It ia a pity that wo cannot al
ways Lpve a comet, if tf.s would be the effect.
It is li' ely, however, that this one will bo con
si?k C. as evidence of the approach of the
ohbh... - Philadelphia Enquirer.
ri'he Christian Soldier.?Nearly, says
tho writer of a sketch of tito late Stonewall
Jackson, were these the last words of that
Christian soldier : 1 .
"Order A*. P. Hill t.o prepare for aotio? I
Pass tli? infantry to tho. fronti T^il Major
-Hawks tosend provisions for the mon U Thon
his martial ardor disappeared, a smile diffused
itself over his pf^lo features, and he murmured,
44 Let us proas oV?r the river and rest under
the shado of4the trees." It wa_.tbo 'River of
Death he Was abolit to-pass ; and soon after
uttering these words ho'expired. ,
Colore? Men Shooting 'White'Men.?
Sabbath was a week ago, a colored soldier shot
a white man in the leg. ''Friday last, near
the depot, several colored soldie/s ' fired on a
white man, but fortunately not one shot took
effect. Last "abbath, on the train at Loudon,
a colored soldier shot and killed a member of
the 8th Tennessee Cavalry, on his way hero
to bo mustered out.
Last Sabbath, on Gay street, Allen Hcn
dricks, of Co. A, 9th Tennessee Cavalry, was
rim through the chest by a colored soldier
with a bpyonct,'and died instantly! The col
ored man had a difficulty with a drunken
soldier of the 9th, and Hendrioks stepped for
ward to take the intoxicated man to his regi
ment. His object was to make peace, and he
demeaned himself quietly. But the colored
soldier, irt a most unwarrantable manner, drove
his bayonet through him, and he died, leav
ing, as we are informed, a'wife and children
to mourn his loss. This murder has produced
intense feeling among the Tennessee troops,
and it will require firmness and skill on the
part of the officers commanding both parties
to prevent, serious trouble
We are opposed to any war upon the /col
ored troops, because they are in uuifoims with
guns on their shoulders. The Government
put them into the service, and they are enti- ?
tied to a fair showing. But wo are opposed
to the freedom with which they ?? their bay
onets and level their muskets at white men.
Loyal men who have been driven from their
homes into the Federal army?have served
their time out^ and returned to be mustered
out?don't propose to be shot down like dogs
by men of any color, or to bo ran through with
bayonets at every corner of the street.
The truth is, that no troops aro needed in
East Tepucssce,' and the sooner they are re
zed the better for them and the country,
- l^?H Jjcttor order is obaovyed. Each shorifl'
i. each cotfiwy* is authorized to keep a; force
adequate to the order and quiet demanded,
and^each county foots the bill.
[Brownlow's ? Whig)
: Knoxvillg.?The Chattanooga Gazette,
of the 7th, says : " Agcntlcman from Knox
ville yesterday reported everything quiet?
stoves all closed and only ten men dead."
We are happy to be able to stat? that affaire
appear to be improving at the home of Goy.\
Brpwnlow. An officer who left that place on
Friday morning, informs us that the number
killed the night before he left was only five?
three white men and two colored. " All quiet
along the Potomac."? W{vfihGazptit.
Meteors.?On a bright :g*it, twenty r?in
utes rovely pass at any part of the earth's sur
face without the appearance of at least one
meteor. Twice a year (on the 12th of Au
gust and tho 14th of November) they, appear
in enormous numbers. During jaiue hours
in Boston, when they were described as fall
ing as th:ok as su?w-?iakes, two hundred and
forty thousand meteors were observed. The
number falling in a year might, perhaps, bo
estimated at hundreds or thousands of mil
lions, and even these would constitute but a
small portion of the total crowd of asteroids
thu circulate round the sun. Froihthe phe
nomena of light antl heat> and by direct ob
servation on Encke'e c^iet, we lqarn that the
universe is filled by a resisting medium (the
ether), through the friction of which all the
masses of our system are drawn gradually to
ward the sun. Aiui though the hrrger plan
ets show, in historio times, no diminution of
their periods of revolution, it may be other
wise with tho smaller bodies, lu tho time
required for tiie mean distanoe of the earth
to alter a single yard, a small asteroid-may
have approached thousands of miles nearer to
tho sunt. '
The .New Bonnet.?The now bonnets
which the milliners have just displayed in Now
York are* thus described :
A few French bonnets are on exhibition,
but there is no'groat change from last season,
except, f,hcy are made lower in the neck, leav
ing less room' for waterfalls, which are waning.
A very pretty'boVinet is trimmed with daisies,
and a hummingbird is placed among the down
of ostrioh feathers. Gilt ornaments are much
used, some of tho.designs representing coins,
so thutjhf a ladean not. have gold dollars in
her purse, she'can at least bear their sqm-.
bianco about h'or. * '
.Kmpty vessels mako the greatest sound.

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