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quantities to suit Purchascr.s, Apply
Dccl?iig Southern 1Soldiers' Gnivos.
Beautiful feet! with maidenly tread,
Offering!) bring to the gallant dead,
Foot steps "light press the sacred soil,
Of souls untimely sent to Und,
Bring spring Uowors, in fragrant .perfume,
And olfer sweet prayers for u merciful doom.
"Beautifulhands ! ye deck tho grnvos< .
Above the dust of .Southern.'braves.
Hero was extinguished their manly free,
Hat her than flinch from the .Northman's ire.
Bring spring flowers ! the laurel and rose,
And deck your defenders' place of repose.
HennJll'ul eyes! the tears ye shed,
Are brighter than diamonds to llrose who.bled ;
Spurned is the cause they fell to save,
But "ntllethey'll reek," ir ye love their grave.
Bring spring flowers-with tears and praise,
And chant o'er theif tombs your grateful lays. 1
Beautiful lips! ye tremble now,
Memory wiikvus the sleeping one's vow;
Mute urcths lip;:, and faded the forms,
That never Illicit down, save to (.tod and your
eh arms.
Bring spring flowers! all dewy with morn,
And think how they loved you, whose, graves ye
Beautiful hearts! of matron and maid,
Faithful were ye When apostles betrayed!
Here arc your loved mid cherished ones laid,
I'cace to their ashes?the flowers, yestrewj
Arc monuments worthy the faithful and true.
Bring spring flowers! perfume their sod,
With annual incense to glory"iind Cod.
Beautiful tribute at valor*n shrine 1
The wreaths that fond ones lovingly twine,
I.et the whole W0rh} their ashes despise,
Those whom they cherLhed, with lie:;;:. Iiaiulj an !
Will liring spring flowers! and bow the head.
And pi-ay for the noble Confederate dead. 1
[Composed Expressly for the Orangchurg News.]
3^od!aiul Hoiglits.
? X TtoMANci: ei' Tin'
ID A . ~5T S O W "<i 5.
MY l.'aysan.
?chap. r.
'?Sweel is love in moonlight bowers;
Sweet the al:?r aiui the llaiue;
Sweet the spi iiig-tiu;C with her flowers ;?
Sweeter far the patriot's name!"
Wall ict: Tittmal was as* gallant ft sttUliev as
over espoused the Confederate cause, lie was'
among the first to volunteer at the commence
ment of hostilities in-'til. Having, attached
himself to that famous old legibn of which
"Wade Hampton was then Colonelj be bade
adieu to home and friopds,- and entered upon
bis journey lor the Ot.n Dominion, which was
to become the scat of war. He there partici
pated in the first battle of 31anassas-, where be
won undying laurels, and established fur him
self a reputation which was ever afterwards
maintained throughout the long series of bat
tles in which be was engaged.
We will not attempt to follow him in detail
through his career of four years in Virginia.
The turmoil, hardships and privations of four
years of camp life, these?are, alas! only re
trospective facts, pointing with stern fingers to
the inglorious end of a cause in which South
ern chivalry displayed the noblest traits of
character, and proved for itself its superiority
over itr? vilMorn, CYC-11 in the hour of defeat tTjuil
Suffice it to say, that be was one among the
most fortunate up to the time that General
.Johnston fought his last battle of llcutoiivilTc,
when, with the surviving few of his gallant
old army, tlic wily ("choral arrayed on the
morning of the 10th of March, bis decimated
command against contending hosts of four
times its number. For three days the contest
raged with unmitigated obstinacy on both sides.
Time I tiguin the overpowering hordes of the
North attempted tu override the little p/uilaii.e
of Southern soldiery. ]>ut it was in vain, and
the arch ticttrotfer was, at last, reluctantly
forced to hunt a place of recuperation and re
About sundown oi these'eoud day's fighting,
orders were given to charge a .battery of artil
lery, stationed on an eminence in rear of a
house, which had been the source of a grcal
deal of annoyance, both to horses and men
throughout the entire day. It was now that
Wallace Tinned met with bis fust misfortune.
The charge hud been about half executed
when a fragment 'of shell struck him a few
inches below the right knee, inflicting a severe
though not dailgerous flesh wound. This
rendered him horn tie combat. He was borne
from the field, and after the Burgeon dressed
the contusion,was sent to the General Hospital
id Raleigh, where he remained until after the
surrender of Johnston's army on the 2(Ith o!
April following.,
"Here, "NVallac?j is your parole';" remarked
Toni Williland, sadly. .'-The Cuptain told lue
to call in and give it to you."
"My God! what dues this mean ?" inquired
, , "Itmoans that we have lost our cause," re
plied''Toin. "General Lc^v'b'n Ids retreat to
Greensboro', was surrounded, and his whole
army captured, consequently uur advance to
that point, has been .intercepted, and general
Johnston forced to surrender. For several
days we knew nothing of Lee's wirrender, the
enemy having destroyed :;11 lines ?4I' communica
tion between his army and ours.
Wallace Tiiniod,who had been lying supino- j
ly upon his bunk, muting upon homo and his
s\yeet-heart. now.raised himself upon his elbow
to listen to the startling intelligence communi
cated by Tom Williland. Ait.t the latter bad
finished relating the sad tidings, Wallace tell
hack upon his'couch, and with his eyc3 fixed
intently upon the ceiling, resigned himself to
that deep anguish which such u recital would
naturally create in a heroic and.patriotic mind.
When in health. Wallace Tint rod was the
model of a man. lie had attained in height
a litt I'd more thau the mediocre limitation of hu
man growth,'' while his.size ami weight were
such as would balance the scales ut a hundred
and soVcnly-live. lie. was lather handsome
than otherwise, and his countenance beamed
with that soft, swimming, liquid expression
that would have added charms even to a lady's
face. ITis manner, free and onfcy. always adapt
ed Iii 111 to a congeniality with the society in
which he moved, while bis soaring spirit made
him a man beyond the common siguilicatioiCol
the term.
But as he now lay. mourning the sad fate o'f
a cause of the success of which he h::d cher
ished the most sanguine hopes, Iiis countenance
no longer bore that sweet flowing 'expression,
which it was wont to radiate. Although he
h id suffered very little fnun the effects of his
wound', yet his scanty diet had reduced him in
weight until he was little more 1 hail a -shadow
cd' Iiis former sell'." .
itV?-:^ ?- . '
CilAi'. II.
?In tlto.cnul, sw< : ! ush of a u'oodcd.'uook,
Where t lie May-buds sprinkle the green ?? 1?1 muuu 1.
Alid the wimls, and ilic birds, ami the limpid brn<
.Murmur their dreams with ii'drowsy souiiih*'
"Mary, h ive you received a letter.froiu Wal
lace Tiinrod, since Sherman passed throtigli V'
ii!<|uircd Kate ('raven. -1-l-noW you muni
leel in a read ful suspense ab nut him."?.-he con
tinued Avitluuit waiting for an answer to l?er
familiar interrogation.
"Xn. Kate, you know there is iiq communis
cat ion witli Johnston's 'army, now.'*
? Indeed?but 1 thought you might have
heard through Mr. Monis, who passed the
other day. lie is direct from the command. 1
??Wallace would never cultivate his acquain
tance sufficiently to send letters through him to
inc. und 1 am sure 1 should never express so
much anxiety to one wlto I believe would per
vert tho slightest inquiry about Mr. Tiinrod
into some magnified preference."?replied Mary.
?1 Beg your pardon for introducing his name
in such a connection j but judging from ap
pearances. I should have taken him to be rath
er, of n different order than you scenito re
gard him. had you not intimated Otherwise,"
replied Kate,
Thus continued the conversation between
Mary. Adir ami Kate Craven.;:- they won
walking .out' one evening enjoying the balmy
air of "tlieir sunny South. Could Mary Adir
have known thai her betrothed was then pa
roled prisoner, lying wounded in P hospital
miles and miles away from his native home,
witli none to ?dinitiiister to bis wants save the
rough hands tif fellow-soldiers, difl'erciit indeed
would have been the state of her feelings on
this occasion. Humors had reached her of
1 ice's"surrender j but her light heart was still
sanguine in the hope'of victory, sttid ;:i<- re
pelled (Vom her mind all belief of the report.
Thev had imw reached 11 spot of broad
breasted earth, the beauty of whose pins
scenery beggars description. Two little stream
lets meandering through the will: of nature,
and o\ or beds of rocks, forming here and there
litlle foam-beads which, floating carelessly
round and rbtind upon the surface for a 1.
incut, then darting oh as suddenly, or ??din!
in<: in groupsiil snine nicely turned curve, then
dashing down sunn- miniature waterfall tobe
swallowed up in the waters below ; while rows
of vine-clad trees, growing in luxuriant and
loving embrace, by'"the nnr/.y folding and inter
lacing of jessamine, and niuseadine and grape
forming a net-work of luxuriant green, an?
easting a sombre hue upon the crystal tide
rendered this meeting place of th? waters ;
ui< ? t tempting and delightful ph. fori lie con
verse of friendship or the tryst of love; Here
oh the green lAossy turf, in the ?.1 shade 0
nature's luxuriant lallice-work, at the conflu
cuce of two rippling little streamlets. Mary am
Kate but . dpwn;, - .Aereal .Kongstorg ei- every
varictjrjwcro chirping and chattering the last
notes 6f. declining, day, The whip-poor-will,
ton, was chanting its melancholy notes. Little
?rabbits came olit from" their bur rows and
skipped about from hedge to hedge only as a
prelude to more daring movements after night
fall. Cheerful auiLdistinot voices of workmen
in a distant water-mill, were heard, while, tho
vertical saw seemed to be chufiug through its
last line. The sun had almost sunk, to rest be
hind the hills, yet 3fary and Kate, as if spell
bound to this beautiful little spot, still chatted
away. It was.here they were wont to coinc to
indulge in congenial discourse when thorny
crowns of sorrow weighed upon their youthful
brows, or transports of joy flowed within their
The daughters of (wo wealth}* planters,whose
premises were adjacent, they, had learned to
love each other in early childhood, ami that
attachment had been strengthened by ties of
the closest intimacy jii their after years.
No means had been spared to extend to
Mary the advantages 'of rt liberal education,
until (lie brcrikiiig out of the late war between
the North and the South. This unfortunate
event iij*erru])tod tho exercises of most of tjie
educational institutions pf the South, and Mary
was compelled to return to her home in conse
qucnco?f the, discontinuance of her school,
duringJtho second year-'of the war. Tn the
meanlinjc Kate was prosecuting her studies
under the directions of a governess in her fath
or"s iunuly.
Mai*y^Adir was Kate Craven's senior by
just one1.year. She was a grave dignified erea
turc, Whxjso commanding ways gained many nd
mirers^jNrot what the casual observer would
term |Kj?wy. she .was an intermixture id' all the
1 eattirojf'atjtrihuted to beaut/ which, when dis
cerned 't>para!e!y by the sc. nt ;.il;:ing. drew the
?di?riil^eye ol' ihe behold? r into (lie vortex
of -a euVe'chti-.iied l-'wlluess. ' i disposi
tion v^O"??j^)icnded. at least.' some of the ehar
nctcrigti-jraf true greatness. High, noble and
indepev'^^rtj.i-he was admired'. Kind, gentle
and f?!:':$j.lng. sh?: v.;..- loved. These, formed
the c<i cio?eut \ .tits (d' her nature, and so
iu\un.;...^f''.\veve tlu-y all that i: were c\cn hard
tiir.eSi .however, her independence almost ran
into Beeiniiig nonchalance, and she was re
gar-led by the unobservant as cold and indif
ferent.- .
Kate Grnyeji was a compound of beauty and
fascination, revelling in tin! possession of ? sr/.o
and form up ? 11 whi.ji the" majority of mankind
dwell with admiration. Dark, curly hair, fni
complexion, dimph 1 chin and rosy cheek
were the con tituents of her beauty. In dis
pWitiqiij .-he .was mod ist-, affable and kind?in
nature, elevated, and innocent. Insh'ort, she
was a creature to* fall in lov.o with at first
?? ( 7'ti ha Continued))
The tSupplcmenial Act.
/;?? i/ enacted hi/ the Seuitic aud Jiouse of.
Jicjurseufaf.'crs of the I'uilcd Slate* of America
tn Cong*-** us* milled. That before the first
day of September, eight ei u hundred and sixty
seven, the commanding general in each district
defined by ah act entitled -An act to provide
for theViurc efficient government of the rebel
Sh'ito,'! approved .March second, eighteen hun
dred and sixty-seven, shall cause a registration
to be made of tho male citizens of the United
States, twenty- one year.- of age and upwards,
resident in each county or parish in the State
or States included in his district, which registra
tion shall include only these .persons who arc
qualified to vote for delegates by the in t afore
said, and who .-hall have taken and subscribed
th<( following: "I do solemnly swear or affirm
in (lie puiiCttce of Aliitighty Cod that I kin i\
citizen of llic'State of--, that I have re
sided in said Stale forr??-inonths next preced
ing this day, and now reside in the county of
(as the cue may be) j that I am twenty one
years bid; that I have not been disfrniieh: d
for participation in any rebellion or civil war
against the United St.h?r for felony com
mitted ilpaiiist (lie laws of any State - or of the
United Stales' that ! have never takcii an oath
as a nicnib r (if Congress of the United States
or its an officer of the United States, or as :i
member of any State Legislature, or as an ex
ecutive or judicial "officer of :lhy State, to sup
port the C letitdtioii of the I liitud States, and
afterwards engaged in insurrection or rebellion
agaiusl the I lilted States.,or given aid or. coin
fort to the enemies thereof* thai 1 will faithfully
support the Constitution ami obey the laws of
(he United Stab and will, to the besi of my
ability, encourage others s > lb do;?so help me
(Sod ;" which oath or affirmation limy be admin
istered by an\ registering officer.
Si:o. Anit I? it fur/fur niurjaf. That after
the completion of the registration hereby pro
vided for ill an\ Slate, at sill Ii Ihne and places
therein as the commanding general shall ap
point and direct, of which at least thirty days'
public notice shall bo given; an election shall
be held of delegates to a cbm'ontion for the
purpose of establishing a constitution and civil
government for such State loyal to tho Union,
said convention in each State, except Virginia,' ?
to consist of the same number of members as
the most numerous branch1 of the Stale Legisla
ture of such State in the'yc?r.eightc?h hundred
and sixty, to'be apportioned among the several
districts, counties or parishes of such State by
the commanding gcuoral, giving to each re-1
presentation in the ratio of voters l?gistcrcd as
aforesaid-as nearly as may be. Tho convention
in Virginia shall consist of the same mur.Vr of
mouthers as represented the territory now con
stituting Virginia in the most .numerous branch
of the Legislature of said State in the year
eighteen hundred and sixty, to bo apportioned
us aforesaid; ? '
Sec. 3. Ami be it further enacted) That at
said election the registered voters of each Stato
shall vote tor or against a convention to form
a constitution therefor under this net. Those
voting in' favor of such a convention shall have
written or printed "on. the ballots by which
they vote for delegates, as aforesaid, the words
"For a Convention," and those voting against
ruth a convention shall have written or printed
ou such ballots the words "Against"a Convcn
tioii." The persons appointed to supcrintcidT
said election, and to make return of the votes
gi^en thereat, as herein provided, shall count
and make return' of*the votes given for' and
against a convention ; and the cbititunudmg
general to whom tho same shall have been
returned shall ascertain and declare the total
vote in such State, for und against a convention.
If a majority of the votes given on that question
shall be .for a convention, then such convention
shall be held, as hereinafter provided: but if n
majority of said votes shall be against a conven
tion, then ho such convention shall be held under
this act : i^ovided^ That such convention..shall
not be held unless a majority of all such regis
tered voters shall have vntcd%n the queshch
I of holding such cvavcntioU.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the
I comiuaiiding general of each district shall ap
point such loyal officers or persons as may ? be
jic< cssary, not exceeding three .in each election
district in any Stato, to make and complete
make return to'him of the votes, list of voters,
and <f the persons elected as delegates by aj
plurality of the votes cast at said election; and
upon receiving said returns, ho shall open the
same, ascertain the persons elected as delegates
according to tho returns of the officers who
c uductcd said electioiu,nnd make'proclnmaticn
there ?f. and within sixty days from the date of
Stw \ j ? "
election he shall notify the dtdegates to assem
ble in convention, at a time and place to be
mentioned in the notification, and said coiivcn
ti< u when organized, shall firs! determine by a
vote whether it is the wish of the people of
such States to frarnc a constitution and civil
government according to the provisions of this
act .'and the act to which this is supplementary,
au I If so, shall proceed to frame such constitu
tion; and when flic satno shall have" been
! s > framed, said constitution shall be submitted
by tho convention for ratification to the porsons
registered under the provisions of,this uct fit
an election to be conducted by the tJliccrs or
per. >ns appointed by the commanding general,
as hereinlllfore provided, and to bo held after
; the exj iratibh ufthirty iVcni the date of notice
thereof, to be given by said convent ion; and
the returns thereof shall be made to the com
? nrnding general ot the district.
Sec, f>. And i? it further enacted, That if,
according to said returns, the Constitution shall
!??. ratified by a majority of the votes of the
: electors' qualified as herein specified cast at
said election (at least one-half of nil tho-regis
tered voters voting upon the question of such
ratification) the president of.the, convention
shall transmit a copy of the same duly certified,
to tho President of the United States, who
shall forthwith transmit the sau'ic to Congress,
iftheii i': ion, and i! hot in session, then im
mediately up 'i! its next assembling* and if
the said Coiistitutioii. shall ho declared by
. Congress t<> be in conformity with the provis
! ions of Hie act'; ? which this is supplementary,
and the other provisions of said act shall have
beeii complied with, and if Congress shall bo
satisfied that the registered voters hatVtho un
ro; rained liberty to vote, and that the Cuinti
futii n so ratified meets with the approval of a
majority of the qualified elect era in said State.
I ami if the said Constitution shall be .approved
I by Congress, the State shall lie declared entitled
l,i reiin soutatioil, and Senators and llcprcscu
? ta;i\.;- shall bo admitted therefrom as therein
, prov ided.
Ski*. <*?? Ami /? it further enacted, That all
elections in the States mentioned in the said
! --Act to provide for the more ollicicnt govern
ment* of the rebel States," shall, during the
j operation of said net, bo by ballot; and all offi
cers nmkiuu tho .-aid registration of voters and
' e'ondui ting said elections shall, before entering
upon the discharge of their duties, take an !
j subscribe an.oath faithfully t?> perform the
j duties, of tin ir said oftico, and the oath prosci
' bed by ihe .Vv^l approvcj Jltlj HCjCOIldj ei;:hteeu
hundred and sixty-tw?j' ontitlcd MAt>aci tcr* .
prescribe .an oalU of office."
""-'gEc. 7. Anil he ? further cn?rtrd, ThutnlT-'iM
expenses incurred by Ine-several" cofiimahdlu'g^
gonernls," us'by virtue 'of any' ordors issued ? er: ''?-"-'
appointments iuado by ?hoin under-?rlry virttto
of this net, ?liftllbe paid-out of .any moneys h?--V?
the .Treasury -not otherwise appropriated--^ WX"1*
Sect. 8. AmVaerfr 'fitrthu'r ?Jtwcf^?, That'tlie^trJa
oonvcntioh for each" State' shall proscribe -thd T/ww
foes, Salary nnd compensation to be jtahl ttfalrwaV
delegates and others, officers and'?go'nfo,ber?iiin? *b
authorized or necessary7 to carry lutp efToc?t tho
pu'rpdscs of this ae* not herein oilier wise, pro
vided for, and shall provide for lovy and col* bmi
lectiou of such taxes ou the property in such r
State us may bo ncecRsnry to pay the same. ?
Six. (3i And hf.il further enacted.^ThsAthap;
word article,, in. the sixth section of the act; tpw,Jf 9
which this is supplementary, shall be construed
to mean.section.',, ?./ ... ?? > ?>? ,?- .^r.o era.
? < -~rrmmrrmfr^rmmm^m' ~?|??.?-~ ,l V.->
, ."Son" said.a'earefid Quaker toa spend thrift3"10^
son, "thou art'a. sad rake," "Nay, father0"rc^**^
pho'I tlie "promising youth ,;ihou aTt the - rak?,"'"''
and lam the spreader."
A Frenchman, who had. been in India, ,,lt.c
speaking of. tiger .hunts, pleasantly reiuark?.;
??When ze Frenchman hunts zc tiger, ah ! ze
spurt is grand, maguitique'! but when ze. tiger-/
hunts ze Frenchman, zero is the-very devil .to
V*v"-'. ??,??;?. V-:.! ,v rJ*w?
The following is a cop}- of a letter sent "by-a1 -,,r'1
member of the legal-profession to'-a person who
was indebted to tmc ?f his^eli?nts : "Sir, I. anr17"**
desired to apply to ybu.fbr'the silm of twenty ?'
pounds due to my client, Mr. Junes." 9 If ;y?u
send me the money by-this1 day week* you-will
oblige mc?lf-1 ot. I wilFobligc you/' 4 -???'?
A simple-looking freed am ii recent.1, y.present- .
cd himself at the "Bureau" in a Southern
State, and expressed a desire to be married.
,: ?<i' ?? i L *?ri'14> _ _If'?'ilx . e Jt l'l'
find mo one.''
pa, I am going to-dye doll's dress red." '-But
what have you got to dyo it with.?*' Beer/';
? Who on earth told you that beer would dye it
red ?" "Why, ma said it was beer umde.youK. r
nose look so red, and I thought?M .'?Here,
Susan, take this child."
A Committee Man.???'Well Zob," said, a
colored ?fgeiuuiau" to another, the other day,
'?what business are you prosecutiu. now-a-days-",
'?'OJi! nullln much, 'ceptiu dat 1 'easionally
acts a'inittee man down to de railroad."
? Oh! Irtish nigger, you don't say so. "When
did you 'lA'c at such extinguishment':1" 4
"Why 1'se been follorin it less minore all
dis season, especially since the railroad went .
into [corporation/* . >' ,
?Well Zcb, what composition do you get
for your services." "
"Oh nuffio to mention, 'eeptin dat I 'easioti
ally has dq disagreeable honor.cd' slstitig to put
away do locoinotur into de establish meid, which
you know sometime or anodcr niay exalt mo to
de extinguished "capacity ofingineer."
Behind TllK Woodpile.?A minister in
Maryland wascalled to the door ouo bitter
cold uigiit in danuaryxby a young , man who
asked him to perform the marriage service..
..Certainly.-" said the minister, ' wheu do you
require my services?" "Immediately," was tho
reply. "But where is the bride?" inquired'
the astonished pastor. "Why," said tho groom,
"Sal was so bashful she hid herself behind tho
woodpile till 1 had asked you to tie the knot.
Come nut, Sal.". Being thus admonished the
blushing bride came forth from her plaeo o.'
concealment, following her affianced into tin
parsonage, and the loving pair were soon made
A M ix in' or the Baiues.?Some time ago
there was a dancing parly given up North; most
of the ladies present had little babies, whoso
noisy perversity required too much attention to
permit the mothers to enjoy tue dance. A
number of gallant young men volunteered to
wateh the young ones while the parents in
dulged in a ''break down." No sooner had ?
the women left the babies in charge of the mis
chievous devils, than they stripped the infants,
changed their clothes, giving the apparel of ono
to another. The dance over, it was time to go
home, and the mothers hurriedly took each a
baby, in the dress of her own, and started, some
to their homes ten or fifteen miles off, and were
far on their way before daylight. But the day
following there was a tremendous row in the
settlement; mothers discovered that a single
night bad changed the sex of their babies?
observation disclosed tho physical phenomena,
and then commenced some of the tallest pedes
triauisiu ; living miles apart, it required two
days to unmix the babies, and as many months
to restore the women ,to their natural sweet
I dispositions. To this day it is unsafe for tlu{
baby mixers to venture into the territory.

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