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BY ?t. A. WBT. COLUMBIA, S. C., THURSDAY, APRIL 08; 1865. ^?t id.
. 'i mun? ?JJ LT SSW TU-VfiULT,
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iMBBaneBi III 11 ?fi! ait i ? u-,;'-!!
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! By UM Ruma of the Burned Methodist
if ?tal stead beside thy crumbling walls,
Thy eharr*d and blaeWd walla,
?ad weep thy fate, thou blessed Chureh,
Ohl how any heart recalls
The times and seasons, psst and ?ona,
Bear, dear to meaaory, "
-?.. Binas? an thy dadiaatioa norn,
' A. fair, saw sanctuary,
I ''Like #>vea ?ato their Windows,* oama
'. Gad's worshippers, to thee!
How I reeall, within .thy walla;
^Tbe tn?mph? of the cross
"When, q?iek and powerful prov'd tho word.
Mea, counting all this?? loss,
Se Christ were gained; when acores oa seores
At thy bleat altar kassl'd,
Aad found the pard'niag lore of God
; Thara, to their souls revsal'd,
Prev'd there the atoning biped pf Christ
His eorensat had saal'd. , ^ ~?
To pany, thou, a Bethel place,
Bat alli te mine ?ad ma
Thou wast, by all tho presto** past,
Sacred to rn amory. -
A thousand. theasaad thoughts wall up
. The blaeken'd wells beside
AH, thoa wast to say heart sad hope**
Oh! Church, with dqore thrown wide,
That all might to thine altar fas,
. - And SA fe?y there abide.
i To all, to all, a heart ol prayer.
But moat nota tho poor, ?
ftu-od evermore, by day and night,
Thy wide and;apea door;
. riut, sh! the poor maa sad the alare,
."Who found a Weleams' thara,
Those crumbling walls sins all they ssa
GT that bleat boase af prayer; ,
Yea, all they aaa of that sacred Church
ls the blaeken'd ruin thara. ?f
- 6?' God', aranga thy rain'd Church;
Build up ita walls, ere Jong,
And ?top tho wide, destrovine; so arah
. Of those.who work auch wrong
To the church aa of tl; is Christian land
To the poor and to tho ?lava
.. ' To the human race; they're hurrying feat
. T*? an untimely grave.
A od now to itt, in our sore need, -
v Oh! seek us out aad sa ve- M. If.
An CTid Trapper'a Reminiscences.
'Boys', said/?ld Reuben Hardinge, ai
with three of his companions, be eat befo,
his camp.fire in the deep wilderness of' th
far "West, it's right amazing bow o?d , recol?
lections* will plump down on a feller event
now and then, and make him about as fit
for his business as a turkey buzzard is far a
singing bird.\ " %
'"VThat's up now, Bube!1 inquired oneal
the others, as he lazily inhaled and puffed
out a volume of tobacco smoke.
. '"Well, Joe, I war jest thinking back to
I the time I fust pat eut for these here dig-]
?ginge, and the.-right smart chance for a
I muss that made me do it.'
i *I never beerd the story, Rube.'
, 'I reckon none of us ever did,' said;
H Bother.
'Spose yen tells it ef youre in the mood'
for it'.-put in the tbiid.
.Well,' ?ejoiaed Rube, ?Ia'pose I mought
as well tell it, as*lhink about it-1;->ughj
thar's mighty few as ever heerd. it-fer if
amt ODO of the things as I likes to her cut
?cross my track putty often, *
'Let me see now?' pursued the old
?mountaineer musingly, 'thirty years, I reck?
en, would take me back, to a right smart
I looking young man. Now you needn't
grin eti about that, beys, for it's a fact by
thunder. I warnt slays *jje scar rifled,
! stoop-shouldered, grizzly-faced, gray-head
,ed granting old beaver -yon sees me now, I
can tell you-but a right smart'chance of
j a sappliog-six ft ot high in my moccasins,
bair as blaek as a crow,- eye like ? young
?agle's and with everything about me as
limber and supple as a two year old
buck. Yes, that's what I war ?*5irty sweat
ago-but that thirty year bas tuk it all
down amazing.'
The trapper paused for a few moments
as one lost in contemplation, and then re?
'Yes, thirty year ago-ft dont seerp i
-great, whits, nyther, though Ive done i
heap o' tramping and seen a beep o. rougl
and tumble sence then; thirty year ago ii
war, and jit I can fotch it all back as cia
as ef it war yesterday; and the way. ly
looked, and the way she looked, and th?
way f felt, all stand out afore me as plan
as the nose on your face, Joe-and you
wost enemy'll be apt to allow that youv<
gotjome nose.'
'put you 'wont understand me, boys, on
less I begins a little back o' that.par ticker! a
time, and so I'll do it. . You see the wa;
af it war this: X war raised do wa in Ten
nesaee. on to a plantation that would he
been my father's, ef he only bad all hi
defctepaid, which he hadnt; and on anothe
plantation, aBout halt a mile off, t$e>.1iye<
Neil Waterman, who war a colonel ii
the militia, and a squire-in law, and some *
punks ginerally ?irrot?nd.* <. t
'Kow Colonel Squire Waterman bad ^
darter named Lucy, that was the purti?st
speciment/of a dtek in them parts-shin,
8'i.raigbt, plnmpdippfed, rosy cheeked and
silky-haired with' two blue eyes, that nd ?
fotch tl >e faltest brute of a human righi .
down on bia marrer bones afore he know ed
what ailed him. -
'Well,- to git along into * the meat of tko
thing. ? fell bend over beela in lore with
Lucy, from the time I war big enough to
say boo Jo a bar: and I kept on that way; ?
oniy gitting wusser aa I growed older; and
ef Lucy, didnt love me back again, she *
made believe to-do it, and that did me.jest
as well for she tim?v ?*
'But the difference tween tee and Iffley, *
as we both growed older, -war, that I'd only
one to pick from, and ?he'd ererbody-for
every scamp in the diggings war arter h er
and some 0 the feller? 'I " used to think
roeugbt be a heap better looking to her
than Rube Hardinge--though I could out?
run, out jump, ont-sboot, out-holler, and out? ?
lick the hui Jdt| and stood ready to do if, * ?
any m ?DU te that anybody wanted to try it. ' '
Well, the. pint lan coming to ar this:
Things had gene on one way an3 tother
purty considerable-and me and Lucy ba*
quarreled and made up agin about a -bmir. .
died ti rp es-and I'd kicked the clothes off*,
rn y bed erery, night for two months, in
dreaming as now I war kicking, som? mean
sneak as war trying to get on to ibe blind'
side of the ga) of my affections; tb inga war
gitting on this way, I say, whet* Colonel
Squire Waterman be gin a cern 'husking, '
and ask?? in alf the boys and gals around
them parts. I wax that, in course, and I
went thar determined to keep poor Lucy'
from peing bothered with . palavers from
them as. : she mout not like; but, for* some
reason er other,*the gal had. took a. notion
jest' then that nobody war no b?th'?r to her ' . -
ceptroe, and ?hat I war nlayar inkier way
'when T happened to git along side - o 'her.
That thar sort o thing naturally riled roe ?p .
and made me leal wolnsb;"and wheo I spoke, V
T ginerally said somthing that didnt alto?.
gether set well on the stomachs of strm.
pf the crowd-though aa td who lilied it,
and, who didnt, I. never stopped, to-ai.
Now, amongst the ugly mugs aa war try
ing to tote off the affections of Lucy, thar
war one called Pete Biodget, that I'd tub
a. mortal hate to; and jest as et* theyd bo*h .
planned out how they could best fotcb the
caterroounTodOtf me, he squeezed himself
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