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BY Cl?-UtLEd P. RUSSELL.
0 many a maid have I cherished;'
And many my love have returned
Their vows r ? affection are perished,
And quenched are the fire? that burned.
And, still, there's a slumbering ember
That needs but a breath to ignite;
Still, still, does my bosom remember
Its earliest source of delight:
And a drop of regret .
W?l e'en now tho eye wet,
For who can forget
. Hie first love?
Vain, vain, ia Time's ccaecless'endcavor
Tho mark from my heart to erase;
It may break, but one remnant will over
Preserve that ihdcllible trace.
Ono link from tho bond that v?as broken
May suffice to recover tho chain;
I cannot relinquish thc token . *
Tho' tis a memento of pain,
Tho' the drop of regret
Hhall oft my eve wet,
Ah! who can forget
His firnt love!
AX?KT AGATHA'S STORY.
"Climb the rock, Agatha, quick!
the waves are* rushing rapidly to the
?hore; let me help you here." I gave
him my hand, and with one. bound
i "-ached the rock ; there we stood, side
by side. The heavens were filled with
black clouds, nofc fixed and motion?
less, but careering swiftly through the
skies in dark masses; the thunder
rolled heavily; and the sea, one vast
chaos of waves of inky hue, whose
summits were crested with snow-white
foam, tossed angrily around the rock
"on which we stood. The lightning
flashed in lurid glare, and the rain
poured down in perfect shoots of
witter. What a storm! Half an hour
before it was bright and serene, only
a few elouds floated slowly through
the heavens; and now how frantically
the elements nish over tho earth;
what confusion-what terror! I crept j
eloser to my companion, as each vivid I
flash revealed him standing firm and j
resolut?' by my side. :
"Good heavens!" exclaimed I with !
dismay, as I looked into the fearful
sea foaming and dashing below; "these
billows will overwhelm the rock, there
is no safety here, Mr. Raymond."
"Be strong, Agatha," he said quiet?
ly, "be trusting."
"J3ut I cannot," I replied shudder
ingly, "T fool ?ill a woman's fears."
He <1 row my arm within his, and
said, "Agatha, do you remember, in
Mrs. Browning's noble poem, 'A
Drama of Exile, ' the question Adam
puts to Eve, as the poor exiles stand
banished and forlorn without the
gates of Eden, in the 'dark exterior
"Yes," I answered, he says:
"Hast thou Strength,
Beloved, to look behind us to-iho gate?"
"And what does Eve reply?"
"I have strength to look up to thy face."
"but Mr. Raymond."-.
He interrupted me, "O, beautiful
love, that in moments of sorrow and
danger, gathers strength by looking
into tho face of the beloved ono.
Agatha, let me strengthen you, even
as I woidd cherish, love and protect
1 remained sdent; I felt too weary
and dispirited to tell him, that as
much as I respected him, I did not
desire his love or his protection. I
groaned aloud, and exhausted with
terror, threw myself down on the
rock. I was wrought up to despair,
and I covered my face with my hands,
and sobbed. I felt something thrown
around my shoulders; ? looked up, it
was Mr. Raymond's coat. "Oh, no
no," I said, "keep it on-I have my
"You must allow it to stay," he
said, "you are becoming drenched
with the rain."
I felt the force of that authoritative
"must," and remained quiet. Mr.
Raymond took his seat beside me.
"Agatha," he said calmly, "three
hours ago a little boat set sail on a
smooth sea; the object of its inmate
was to cross over to the island oppo?
site. These tears are not for yourself,
they are for that lonely voyager, who
even now, may be sleeping quietly
beneath the sea. You are -tortured
with tears for his safety, until you feel
as if you could stand it no longer,
you would even now plunge into the
foaming sea and reach him if you
could." I shuddered. "I ask not if
this is so, Agatha, but I affirm it, and
you will not deny it."
"No, I had no intention to deny it
you guessed aright, Mr. Raymond. "
"Guessed, Agatha," he said quietly,
"no, this knowledge, bitter to my
heart, came not by guessing. I studied
the dark lesson day by day; your looks
and actions were my teachers, Agatha, "
he continued in his earnest, quiet
way. "I have lived thirty-five years,
and gained much sad knowledge, but
ther6 seems nothing sadder than the
truth, that warm-hearted, earnest
woman will waste tao rich out-pour?
ings of a tender lovo on cold, selfish,
I endeavored -ft) interrupt bini;
"Stop, Mri Raymond." Ho Md his
hand on my arin, and quietly con?
'"Agatha, it is too late for me to say
be "warned in time-love not. Ah !
dear Agatha, how many wrecked hearts
lie along the shore of time."
"Yes," I said passionately, "your
warning comes too late. I loved when
I was a child; I am now a woman-if
I love unworthily aiid without a re?
turn, heaven help nie, that is all I have
to say," and I shook off the protecting
coat angrily from my Shoulders.
Mr. Raymond smiled at ray petu
lence; he picked it up and put it on
himself. I had expected him to urge
it again upon my acceptance, but I
was mistaken; unselfish, tender, and
kind as he was, he had no idea of coax?
ing a petulent woman.
All the wliile the storm was raging,
around us. I felt no disposition to
converse and sank into a gloomy si?
lence. Mi-. Raymond gfew equally
silent, and sat watching the dashing
waves made visible by the lightning's
gin re. Al length thc thunder ceased,
the waves grew calmer, and the rain
fell in slower drops. Thc storm was
over, and we left thc rock upon whose
summit we had sought shelter from
the encroaching waves.
That night I pondered long'on the
unselfish devotedness of Mr. Ray?
mond, his reverence for woman, his
consideration for her feelings and her
comfort. He is the very sort of a man
I thought to many and be happy with;
married to him, a woman would feel
so cared for; I hope some one may yet
love him for his loveable qualities.
Thus I thought; then came before me
another picture, O, how different from
this-cold, selfish, calculating. Alas!
how perverse is woman's love, that
could .turn away from Mr. Raymond
to lavish its deepest feelings on Charles
"And during those fearful hours
that your boat lay tossing on the deep, ;
of what ?Lid you think ?" asked Mr.
Raymond. ? i
Charles Howard replied, laughing- ?
ly, "myself, of course. I filled the j
entire circle cf my thoughts; I thought 1
not of father nor mother,' sister or
brother, nor of you, Agatha."
"Thank you," I said, coloring, "I |
scarcely expected your thoughts to j
rove in my direction."
"Rut what thought you of, Mr. Ray?
mond, when high 'on Cornall's rock'
you stood ?" asked Charles Howard. .
"Of Agatha," he answered quietly, j
"I thought it deplorable that a feeble j
woman should have to face so fearful !
a storm." I
"Well, so it was," lie answered care- |
lcssly. ' 'What did you think about, j
Agatha?" he asked, turning to nie. !
"while contending with the fretful |
"She thought," said Mr. Raymond, i
before I had time to reply, "of a lone- |
ly boat struggling with the fierce
waves; and she saw Death sitting at
"Stop, stop," I whispered, "Mr.
Raymond." He continued: "She saw
the fiery billows drive the frail bark
down, down into the fathomless depths
of an awful eternity. She heard the
shriek of despair as it mingled with
the howlings of the storm, and she
thought how gladly she would have
-died to save him, the lonely voyager,
and throwing herself down on the
rock, she sobbed bitterly. She thought
not of the rain that drenched her, nor
of the fierce lightning that played
around her. One, one thought filled
her mind, her very soul; he is dead
the love of my childhood and my wo?
I grasped Mr. Raymond's hand and
said imploringly, "Oh, spare me."
"No," ho whispered, "Agatha, it is ;
for your own good." His cheek was
pale, and his eye flashed indignantly
upon Charles Howard.
"One who loved her long and ten?
derly stood by her side; he could not
shield her from the cruel storm that
beat upon her frail form, but he strove
to speak kindly to her, and to make
her strong. She heeded not his tones,
the music of another's voice lingered
on her ear. And this other, did he
Charles Howard started ?iud at?
tempted to speak; and I involuntarily
exclaimed,' "Spare me, oh spare me,
He turned upon me a look of pity
and love, and simply said, "My dear
Agatha, trust me."
I sank back pale and trembling. I
was rapidly nearing my heart's final
destiny, and said, despairingly, "Go
on, if you will " '
He continued: "This one, did he
think of the form on the storm-beaten
rock? Oh, no, he thought of himself,
and yes, he thought of another. His
boat danced over the stormy deep-he
gained the shore-his gift of choice
roses was drenen ed with spray-he
nevertheless presented them. That
night he danced 'the gamest nt the
bail; bis handsome face, gay exterior
and insinuating address bad -won thc
heart of the youthful heiress of the
bouse, and they plighted their troth."
"Good heavens! I gasped for
breath-the room s%vam round-all
grew dark-dark as tho gravo. Oh,
love, how you floated away from my
grasp. I threw out my hands eagerly
-the whole -world seemed laughing Rt
my futile efforts to hold on.to the vain
dream-of a Ufe. One more despairing
cry, and it floated from under my
hand-gone; gone forever.
"Yes," Mr. Raymond continued,
1 'he forgot the sworn love of his boy?
hood-he knew he was loved by the
tJioughfifi?J^girl now gic^n into ft
noble, cflfest woman-he knew how
she turned from the spoken lore, so
freely tendered, yearning for the love
unspoken, which she dreamed waa
still li ors. He never entirely forsook
her. he lingered about her, nef finely
cultivated mind could appreciate hi3;
her wit amused him, her rare charac?
ter interested him. But-and the
world cads him strictly honer able-ho
has given Iiis love to another, and
that selfishness which has thrown such
deep shadows upon the heart of Aga?
tha Murray, will never cloud the iiap
piness of Rosalie Vane. Alike selfish,
alike unfeeling, proper mat03 most
Charles Howard arose abruptly, and
said sneeringly, "Thank you, sir, for.
your good opinion? and for telling my
story so pathetically. Adieu, Mr. Ray?
mond; adieu, Agatha," and with a
mocking smile he departed.
. I buried my face in my hands.
"Oh, that I had died upon tho rock |
that wild and stormy night. Oh, |
that his boat had sunk beneath the
waves. I would rather, far rather, |
weep him dead, than mourn him false,
Mr. Raymond." and I raised my head
and looked at him, "go; you have de?
stroyed thc dream of my life.
He ?row pale, his lips quivered with
emotion, and he said, "once more,
Agatha,' before I go, I tender you a i
love that seeks but your happiness,
and asks no return save a quiet affec?
tion. May I hope for that?"
I answered sternly, "Never! never!"
Thus I threw into the deep sea a
precious jewel, that the waves never
again r/stored. What was left, my
lonely life's sorrow, solitude and re?
gret. And did not Mr. Raymond say
truly, "how many wretched hearts lie
aloit?r ?bo t*l>or-t-f! of tim?-."
To-night the "storm-king" is j
abroad; it is the very time to listen to
Aunt Agatha's story. I have just had I
it from her hps. tus she sat at the win?
dow, and looked out on the stormy i
waves, as I now give it to the world- j
to the world of women, who, hke Aunt ?
Agatha, too often resign the substance I
to grasp at the shadow.
In view of the import ince of the approach?
ing Convention, it ia of vital consequence
to us that wc- should be represented by men,
not only of patriotism and experience, but
of legal acquirements. I beg, therefore, to
preseut to the voters of Richland the ?amen
of the fellowing gentlemen, who are emi?
nently fitted for the responsible post fur
which they are nominated:
HON. WM. P. DESAUSSURE,
COL. WM. WALLACE,
COL. E. W. McMASTEB.
THE following gentlemen are respectfully
suggested as candidates for tho Convention
to be held in September next:
A. R. TAYLOR,
AV. A. HARRIS,
J. G. GIBBES._Jnlv 31 *
For tike Con vi-ii y on.
Thft friends of the Union and of their
State, desiring to brinji into l>or couneils
practical knowledge, sound patriotism and
devotion to her best interests, respectfully
nominate the following gentlemen as dele?
gates to the State Convention ? from the
District of Richland:
A. R. TAYLOR,
W. A. HARRIS.
August 1*_ .
Ginger, Dally, Mi-Alister IUKIU'IIUIOH.
BROWN'S ESSENCE OF GINGER,
Dully':; Pain Extractor,
Winslow's "Soothing Syrup, for children."
For salo by
DR. P. MELVIN COHEN,
Druggist, Pickons street,
Aug 3 1* Head of Lady street.
An assortment oT DRUGS, PATENT ME?
DICINES, SOAPS, TOOTH BRUSHES, ?ic.,
for sale at MIOT'S Drug Store,
Orner Lady and Pickons streets.
Aug 3 1?_
For Sale and in Store.
By A. L. SOLOMON,
August 13 - , Commission Merchant.
AND FOR SAXE BY
AT EIC RESIDENCE.
Corner Blandina and Bull Streets.,
WHITE SWISS MUSLIN,
WHITE STRIPED CAMBRIC.
P . " Plain Cambric,
" 3. E. Diaper,
" Hack. Diaper Towels,
i " Blenched Shirting,
j " " Linen,
" " " Sheeting,
" Mail Muslin,
! " Nrdnaook Muslin,
" Victoria Lawn,
" Linea and Paper Coiiars,
" Cambric Edging, \
" Huck. Towelling,
" Enamel Shirt Bosoms,
Fcucj Grenadine Dress Goods,
? " Muslin ....
" Calico - "
" -Alpaca " :
Black* " "
Brown 7-8 ana 4-4 Shirtings,
- " Drill,
^tripod " " Shirting,
Blue Denims, Gent's Back Gatmtietta,
Dress Braids, Brown Windsor Soap,
Children's Dolls, Black Alpaca,
Huir Pins, Diaper do.,
Drets Pins, Needles, Eadie-' Gloves,
Tuck, Dressing and Fine Combs,
Hair. Nail and Tooth Brashes, j
Pearl, Agata and Lasting Buttons,
Coat and Vost Buttons,
Hoop Skirts, Children's White HOEC,
Children's Round Combs,
Kmbroid, Lace Handkerchiefs, \
II. S. and Plain Handkerchiefs, j
White and Brown Half Hose,
Ladies' White'Hose, Pocket Knives, j
White and Black Spool Cotton, I
Black Hilk B<dt Ribbons,
Cambric Spensers,. Gent's Gloves,
Bonnet Wire, !
Blue, Green and Brown Veil Berate,
Fancy Cravats, ,
Spotted Linen for pants. 1
Embroidery Cotton, Darning do. j
Silk Elastic. Linen Tape, Cotton do. j
Leather Belts, Black Silk dit.
Colored Silk Belts,
Linen Setts, Suspcndar?.
Hooks and Eyes, Hair Nets.
" Corsets, Trunks, Whalebone.
Ruffling, Sewing Silk, Shoe Lacets. '
' Corset Lacets, Hall Cord.
RIO COFFEE, JAVA do.
Oreen Tra, Brown Sugar.
White Sugar, White Crushed do.
Ruta Baga Tiirnip Seed.
Wheat Flour, Molasses. !
Soap. Starch, Segars.
Smoking Tobacso, Chewing do. I
Mackerel, Herring, Sardines. ?
. Bottled Lager, Blacking, Candles.
The Broad Stiver
HAVING secured two linc DRY BOATS, j
and two crews of the most experienced I
Boatmen ort the river, offers its services to
' the public for transporting FREIGHT be-j
tween Columbia wd Alston. The following j
rates have been SBoptcd:
Bacon, per 100 lbs.-..? 75 |
Corn, per bushel. 3S j
Cotton, per bale. .1 00 j
Fodder, " . 2 00 ?
Flour, per barrel. li 00 ;
" " bag.? 1 00 .
Other articles, per 100 lbs..1 00 i
Passengers. li 00 j
The Boats will leave Columbia at 0 a. m.,
every Monday and Friday; and will len ve |
Alston at 6 a. m.,?everv Wednesday and ?
Sunday. Apply to B. "B. SIMON'S.
W. D. WALTER,
Agent, Newberry C. H.
J. W. CALL,
July 31 3 Agent, in charge of Boats.
LARGE: AND RECENT ARRIVALS
LADIES' AND GENT'S SHOES.
THE subscriber offers to the public
rafa large and handsome assortment of
' ^LADiES' and GENTLEMEN'S SHOES,
of the latest styles and qualities, at prices
ranging from one dollar and fifty cents per
pair upwards. He is determined to dispose
of this stoek to the satisfaction of all who
may favor him with a call. The citizens of
Columbia and surrounding country are re?
spectfully solicited to call and examine
beforo purchasing elsewhere. Store in rear
of the large College Chapel,"Columbia.
H. VAN PELT,
July 31 4 Sutler 25th Ohio.
MFOUR ROOMS, with KITCHEN and
LARGE GARDEN, in a pleasant situ?
ation, on Upper Boundary street, op?
posite Mr. Sondley's; one room occupied by
a widow lady and two small children. To
any person with a small family it is a hand?
some and desirable place. Apply to
RICHD. O NEALE, Executor,
August 1 3* Near the place.
~J. N. ROBSON
MAH RESUMED THE
AT HIS OLD STAND,
Ca KANT BAT, CHARLESTON, S. C.
*y Particular attention given to. the sale
of Cotton, Flour, Corn, etc.; and, from his
l?ng experience, he feels confident of giving
general satisfaction. July'ii)6*
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