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V O U M E 1 .J R Y
N"ry Tuesday,"Iursday and Satirday,
By Thos-F.&. . Greer,
Ter s-81Ofdrthreemonts,inlvinle. Ad
vertiements inseited st the rate of $5 for first
nsartionf twelre'liies or le s and $4' for sub
- sequnt icertion..
llome, Sweet HoIwe.
A correspondent of the Augusta Constitutio
alist states that A young lady, whose house was
esred pndb6ined by Sherman; army while
Columbia, a day-or two after the conflagration,
sited th'e riina, in h6pes of finding some little
relio to remtd.her of the trials ihrough whieh
had passed. She searched in vain, until her
eye fell on a small piece of paper,. which she
picked up. It proved to, be a remnnt of John
Howar Payne's song o$ "Home Sweet Home,"
and the only wprdsAtlat wet left untouched by
the fimes, were
'There is nd.- place like 7wne.
Not one little relic-not a"souvenir left!
Of all that she lov'd by the mad flames hereft!
The ruins, all blasken'd, loom up on the sky,,
And the South *id'sizrs pfily their sad luRa
She Idoks h'ere, she looks. there, for one little
ting~ >
A eer a trinke Wtibbandorring ;
'PerchAce thee Uiy be 'inid; the rbbish,'a ad
The miniature feAures of him she loved first.
No, nothing-! the"lam's; in their savaget career,
Hae sw4llow'du'al44at her heart hoe most
Of her once happy beme not a 9stge.isseen,
'%e.stiil witd thagpgh the crmppt
s of white -pape lay tr
Am j the bparr'd timber and. sm6ke-blacken'd
Like a sow-flake on A-ecla, it shone in the 1ight,
* Or,a -that wa& set ia the dark brow -of
p nigbt.
eiadptook Ithe 1one sUp fro4 tie grould)
And gazing ubnits white surfCe:she fourd'
These sis litt6#ords, (as if traced. by s6me
3'A ~ gMme
TWM 6"r deep grief,) "There is no. place.like
- '~home."- .
A sug of iset tome, It aties and
-V*ai bless'd till the spoilerip waiHg ' awoke."
T*siappy tilldorthien- with ild Siendish
b ate.
Gave teen. to the flames and made 'ieds - deo
0" r
A Southern Ieroine -
* ~ s McM-lied nearf.Uardeeville,S C.
Some months sinbe ia fabatprofiYsAepn tiets
from Slannf Passed -thr6 en,d
DiStriCt ahdr.alog therod.i af.:of h6r
louse. ne'of them, a aptain, asked her to
gtelleMsome b adnieat, addi at
tae same time ihateiianot; want the aid
r)she he negrs wi7 After some
besitation4she #ve 'them' dry breads. and
- water, sfichbt,h would niot touch.
"It is eertpirnly good enough-fbr you," said'
'she. . Yea. have killed one of my brothers~ and
the,ethef is n'owin your vile prisen, fting on
just such as:this. II he. can live' on 1i.you
* The Yankee captain remarked.that his time
would yet ce, and' he would hiave his revenge.
- ' 'Months Mssed away. Savannah 'fell into
the bands of the *emy. The fictorious
- -vandals, on their mnar . through Souith Caro
lina, passed .throughiEBeaufdrt District. A
squad .of men were detached sunder the com-~
mnand of-a*captad, ,who tol them ten miles'
fr*nm the mnain column to pay a gvisit to Miss
* ~ The lady was' alone when an officer rode up
* and dismounted at the gate. 116 miade his
*xhorse fast,'and boldly walked up to her,, asking
4 her if she rememnberedr him? On receimng
her answer in the negative, h ereplieds
"l-am one of the.poor prisdiners.whom you
refused totupply with food. I have come to
re; ay yso for your boidadldess hospitality
.br.ead and water." ' -
"0, I know youi now,'? replied she,; ,"you
are the dainty Yankee who could not' eaf the
same food that your Christian officials feed
my brother upon."
" I am the.prisoner who said that.his time
,would yet come. It has come. Are- you of,
'the same opinion still ?"
-"I ase," said ,the"young lady firmly. "I was
'seeking to retaliate-it was my revenge."
% "Where is your father ?"
-"Hie is, thiank God, out of your reaeb."
"And yonr mother?"
-So niucl the better," exclaimed he, rimly-.
"I have come t6 haie my revenge. I shall r
destroy eyerything you have."
"Do it-burn' it," replied she, defiantly.. E
"You will see how a .outh Carolina woman i
can bear misforfune."
"I give you fifteen minutes to leave, gnd
you shalltake nothing with you but what you
have on." 4
The noble giil gave him a look of supreme
contempt, and then calmly folding- hei arms,
she took her stand upon the layn in front of
the house, saying
-"Now burn as soon as you please. When
you came into this noble State you thouglft
we would cringe aud cry for.mercy, but you i
are mistaken we will never yield, though you I
-cast us out 'starv?ng and houseless. upon the
world. The old homestead may be reduced, I
to ashei but I will laugh over itA ruins, and
_lory. in the sacrifice I inake on the altar of
my country !"
The house and all it contained were given to
the fames, and' the gallant soldiers left,
admiring the "pluck" of the fair daughter of
Ale' Palmetto State.
Such instances of devotion to the South are 1
not rare. .- I send you this little sketch in order 1
that at 1,east one of the many instances of
individual sacrifice. of the no,ble daughters of
S6oth Carolina may be put on record.
-Sherma%'s Regard for Religion.
We extract the- following from the last
number of the Patificator, we commend it to
the Catholic population everywhere:
St Mary's College, founded 19 1852,'by the
Rev. J. J.'O'Connel, Pastor of the Catholics,in
Columbia, was robbed, pillaged, afd then given'
to thsiames.- The College was 'a very fine
brick%utidingi and- capable of accommodatin.
oaer 100,stu8ents.L it had an excellenoibrary
attached, which' was- selec,ed with great care,
and wiib.po iimited vie* to e4ense. It also
poss*ed'se,veral -nmgni6cent' paintings ex
ect in Rome, and presented to the Institu- -
tion by kind patrons.'"Besides the property be
liging to St. Mary's College, that of four
p estg,,Who were its professors and lived there,
w- also consumed. Each, as is always the
case amongst- the Catholic cldrgy,-had bis in
ivideal collection of books, pain tings,statuary,
sacred pictures, &cF: Nobody. who is not' a
rigorous student andra loter of literature can
possibly realize the losses subtained by these
jentlemen. Manuscripts- of rarekalue, notes
,Uken from lectures of the.most eminent. men
in Eurone and .America,orations,serinons,.&C.,
ae treawres not, often valued by the vulgar,
but' to the -compiler they .are more priceless
jha4diamonds. Of those who lost all in' St.
Mpy's there are:br~others,viz; Revs. Jeremiah
J. .:O'Cpnnell, I,wrence P.' O'Connell and
Joseph P. O'Connell, D. D:; and the other Rev.
Augustus J.- McNeal.
Thewriter *as the only Clergyman in- the
,College at the time of the incendiarism. One
was absent-ti his mission, 'another was .in
.age of the M. B. Sacrment, and.thePastor.
iatrying toco.mfort the Nuns-. I was,by order
of a Lieutenant, 'taken prisoner, and though (
arnestly begged to le allowed to save -the
Holy Oils, I was refused, wi,th curses apd
blasphemies. Sacred vestments,- consecrated
vessels used for the celebrationAof the Mass,
benediction of M. B. S., and all things apper
taning to the exercise ef'acerddtal functions,
*'ere stolen, -profaned and 'desee,rated. I was
informed by a Yankee Irish 'Catholic that a'
sacrilegious gang .drank whiskey from the
Sacred' Chalice and exulted in the .conscious
ciime. Of the College, its.property, and all it
cntai'ied, not ,g single item was saved. The
Cergymen saved absolutely nothing, 'excep
the clothes on their persons.
In a single moment the Pastor lost the labors
of 13 years, which he expended in rendei;ind
his Instit' tion a suitable place for the, educa
tion. of youth, and he and..the other Priests
were driven out as naked as,.when they camne
into the world. -
In a.%imnilar manner tige Nuns were treated,!
or 'nearly so. v They had a flonrishing inst'tu
tion and are dear to many Southern- families.
They were.forced from the Dhelter of their!
clister in the'midst of a 'sea of flame. 'TlgeirI
chapel, altar etc. beds, furniture, pianos, inj
a word all tdey possessed was eit'hhr stolen :or
.gven to the flames.-I could not refrain' frome
tears, when after my liberatiod on the next
morning, I saw'them kneeling at the porch of
the church, their limbs. benumbed with cold,
and all their fond pupils around them in, mute
grups. May Godspread his ,wings over them,
was,.my silent prayer, and ,again graf't them]
that shelter which. the wicked incendiary
~All the horses, mules, cows, pigs; fowls, etc.,1
in the city were'either taken' by the enemy or
shot, g&dening uten'sils, giing implements,
and whatever could be benefialto the eithens,1
were destroyed: In a word, Co'lumbia is a
city of ruins and a forest of burnt chimneys
and blackened walls.
- The'Rev. J. J. O'Connell, pastor was re
iously burnt whilst endeavoring to rescue
,oe sick persons from the flames. He was
acrilegiously seized, grossly insulted, and hiJ
iratch robbed from.his person.
I I have 'written in strong terms, ie is be
:ause I dipped my pen-in the flames of a burnt
bough defenceless city, and if I have given
:oloring. to mny.statement it was because my
)en was blackened in de'scribing the hellish
leeds of a barbarous foe.
We shared c'ruelly at the hands -of the
memy, at yet we must regard Sherman with
eelings . great respect. -We looked upon
im as a Christian, and we found him poses
;ing the-heart of a savage. In his ma^d career
e could'ave dostroved our live's, and et he
iid ot do so. I amosatisfied he issued the
most stringent regulations for the preservation
K the lives of tb citizens, and inconsequence
iot one was killed; hp did inore in bis edict, I
tm persuaded, saved the. virtue of mothers,
ives and.daughters. No white grown persons
;tffered in this respect, and therefore T, for
ne, wreath tbis garland '6r his brow, and
n this I dorespecthim. .4Ie is to bi preferred
before Beast Butler, bt to Shermsp alone
)iongs The noble title*of Incendiary, TNcSN
'I Aist close. Our mutual freind, Mr. John
[lurley, who, has been on a visit of charity
from the good people of Augusta to the Nuns,
s at my elbowv,and urges m6 to finish. I bavc
.astily thrown these remarks together, ani
ough they may bear the marks of hasty
W mosition, thy devertheless. convey the
trutl, and -reveal only a part of the sufferng
ie have undergone.
Yours, most respectfully,
- LAwn-NcE P. O'COSLL,
Pot ,Chaplain.
-From the Virginia Front. -
XICeYXD, March 30.-The following despatcl
was received to-night:
HEA1OVARTENS, March.30.-Ion. Secretary o
War: en. Gordon repprts tliaz ,te enemy, a
11 p. M., yestertlay, advanced against a part 0
is line,.defended by Brig. qen. Lewis, and vaL
epulsed. The fire of artillery and mortars con
inued for several hours with coisiderable activi
ty. No damage ch our lines reported.
(Signed) R. E. LEE.
Another telegramn from Gen. Lee says" tha
there was skirmishing yesterday near Dinwidi
Court House, without decisive result.
RIcoECX, March C.-The Petersburg Ea
press, Vtthis morning, sajs that 4ast night, a
en o'clock, the enemy opened on.our lines. nea
Appomattox, with-4 fearful artillery .fire, while
simultaneous movement was made on the part o
their infantry in the rear.. The masses of troop
under Gordon received their charges, with cool
ness. Up to 12 o'clock, the fighting was- contin
ued with great vigor.and persistency,. the enem:
mag irrall five sepdrate,assaults,. all of whic]
wer pulsed.
The gailantry of.our men-was displayed in
most gratifying minner. Thdir conduct is th
theme of universal paise.
1 a. m,-1n officer' just from the - front say
tbt the eneny charged up to within, ten -pace
Aft00Muzzls of our guns, an(Ythar they wer
iterallymoked down. Ou6 loss is iiprecedentl
PETERSBURG, fIar0h 30.-A ..beavy fight ha
been progressig all day on.the Diawiddie Roat
near Hatcher's Run, eight miles from rsu
There is nothing official,.ureot.p10fv
&clock are deemed reliable. They $tste ,,tha
three4urious assaults were repulsed at half-pas
tw. The enemy came~ up in overwvhelmin,
n.umber and drove Bushirod Johnson's division:
rile,and a half. The 'Confederates were the
reinforced, wihich turned the tide of battle, an
lr&e the enemy .vith great slanghter to and be
ond their original position of the reornijng. Th
ground is ~strewed with.the dead angl dying
Beven hundred prisoners are reRorted sent to th
The affair of last light, for a war of -canno:
ind musketry, (which lasted two hours,) exceed
ad anything ever heard in this yicinity. Rt turnet
out to-day that bgh belligerents conceived th
idea that they were being charged behind thei
works, when, in fact, neither had left their en
trenhments; hence, the pr.odigal expenditure o
mmunition. It was one of the novel 'eVents. o
bis reniarkable war. The loss was,small'on ou
de, and-not supposed to be large ~with the ene
my. All is quiet'in that front to-day.
F?oatr F's.-Hlow, many different words,.be
ginning with the samne letter, can you put tc
ether and make sense arid gramnmar.? said
istle girl to us the other day. Don't know, bu
will try. Here goes: Five .fine formed, fieshy
~emales, feeling foolish, fell full forty .feet fo
run: fearing frantic father,'Fanny frowned fu
riously. Flora feigning friglt fled fast. Floi
mece finding Frank, fighting, faited. Fidehi
rprsaken forc.ver, flaunted fantastically. Frar
~hette follows for Fayetrteville Friday fortniight
If any of our young riends carn do betic
ve invite them to try' their hand. -
George Washington Wyllys asks the' above
guestion,.and then elaborately answerl it ihus
Are women naturally polite, did you ask,
dear, good natured public?
Did you ever know a:woman to make room
in an omnibus, five on a side, when nuMIer -
six was entering, f1ounied and velveted, until
ordered by the driver?"
Did vou ever know a littlb pair of gaiter
boots to" t id oie inch either to the right or
left when they should have saved.you from a
streaing gutter by the operation? Patent
leathers don't'behave so-not they!
Did you ev.er know a woman to say, "I aiu
'sorry tb give so much. trouble," when the dy
.good clerks have-turned everything topsy
turvey, without fiding the de or, color
that never existed ?
Did you ever kpow 9 -woman who did not
know "it was outrageous" for aeother woman-,
to travel -with a baby, or whAidn't regard it f
as "cruel and baibarous," if any one objected
to the crying of her baby?
Did you ever know two women to talk over'
a third wit-hout ridienling her .ven if she was
her "dear partipular fiend?"
'Did you ever prais,e one young.lady in the
presence of anotir, .ithout being confidenti- -
ally told of some -enarmous fault or detonty
in the.other that you hadn't dreamed of?
'Did yQu ever know a pretty woman to make
an expression yrithout half a dozen other
prtty women rknning the effect of it the in
-stant sbe left te room
Did you ever.know-a woman to apologize
for having knocked another woman's bonnet
into "pi," (that's a printerism,but expressive, -
notwithstanding,) with the gorger of her pir
asol? -
Did'you'ever hear a woman who had an
idea that. she was makig trouble bj her little
airs and graces?.
We don't believe you e.ver did,rCader.-They
are a race of inaccountables, .these women,
just as:sweet and piquant as June roses, some
.imes, and then again, like sopany venomous..'
thorn bashes.
There's one thing we never ceare to be in
wardly thank6l foi-Ahat we're no a man,
consequently not obliged to marty'one of
a'm. Why, she w#uld drive us -crazy in - a
.week; with her whims and fancieg, her exat
tions and her pretty ways. We would make
thp most hen-pecked husband in' the worl,
unless,,inteed, we had the nerve to run away
from her,or shut her up:in a closet for a week,
until she promised to behave better. Wben
a woman chooses, she can be the nearest thing
to an angel of anything in' tie wrld '.and*
what a pity it is that she doesn't. alw*ys
A gentleman from the. vicinity of Atlanta re
ports that the suffering for food -in that sec
tion has been heart-rendering. Be had chargo
of commis;ary stores and. his offee is almost
constantly thronged with women and children
begging for bread. They do not. ask foi meat,
but are satisfied with bread alone. Ddring-tha
late wet weatner'females walked as far as six
teen miles in the mud for'the purpoio df get
ting'meat, which'they *vonld* carry hoie up
on their shoulders.
The railroads Iftely destroyed in 'Georgia
~byWerman have beebn/repiaired with great *
[rapidity. The "Georgia road" ha~s been re!
paired, a'nd. the cars run from Auutat Q -
1yers station, and.the reinainder of the :road
,would probably be completed'to Atlanta trithr
Sin two, or three. weeks at farthest Other roads
are"undergoing repaii-s, and promise to be
rready for tiavel very soon.
AN4E0D)oTr.-A correspondent sends us the
-A loittgirl some eight or ten years of age,
but so small tilat she appeared much younger,.
wa walktng along the street, 'when she -saw
arriage overturne-;, and the 'horse running)
Sher with ~.rious speed. She turned to fleer~
when 'her eye fell upon a child of two years,
who had escaped from his .mother, and was -
the'n standing, directly in the path of the'
frighteided animal. She saw the, danger, and
Swithout an ingtant of hesitation, rq.shed for
rward and saved the child, at the imminent
ris'k of her own life. 'Said a bystander, "How
dared you do it ?" Her reply was, "~Oh, sir !
I didn~'t wait to dare ; I was afraid he would
be killed." 4
-Fuue ie 8mAN~, GA.,-The greatest fire,
since 1820, occurred in-that city on 'the last I
day' of January. It was the work of an incen
diary. About twenty acres of valuable build
ings were destroyed. Tihe description of the
rfire by the'Yankees is feiifuil. A building filled
-with shell was consumed. 'The shells burst in
-every directios, killing six or eight and wound
ing a large nusibcr. Families were separated
Sin the darltngs of the~ night and fright, the
!menmbers of-whIich were frantic in search of
rtheirlost ones.-The loss is great, and the .'
suffermrg greater. -
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