[From tlic St. Augustine Examiner.]
I sit by the door of my tent to-night,
Watching the drifting clouds,
With which the moon, like a trained coquette,
The light of her beauty shrouds,
The star-crossed banner floats o'er my head,
With a listless, rustling sound ;
And I hear distinctly the sentinel’s tread,
In the silence that reigns around,
I re been dreaming, my Pride ! of when last we met—
Os that long remembered night—
When the pale stars shone on an upturned face,
So tearfully sad and white.
You were wretched that night, my Peerless One—
Or at least you told me so,—
A- I kissed the dews from your silken hair,
And you wept that I had to go.
Remember, Love, how we stood that night,
Neath the old oaks’ colonnade—
In a little spot, where the moon looked through
The canopied arch of shade ?
How your queenly head on my breast was bowed—
How your hands in mine wero clasped—
And the love words you murmured were low aud sweet
As the summer winds that passed ?
How we spoke of the time when we learned to lore—
Those long, long summer hours—
Os onr whispered vows—of our tender trust—
Ah! never was love like ours—
How the waning night fled by so fast,
Bringing the hateful day,
Till I breathed my soul in one lingering kiss,
And wretchedly rode away ?
The moon is shining as calmly now
As it did that fatal night,
And ’neath the gloom of forest trees
Makes patches of silver light ;
I have dreamed of the past—of onr early love—
Till even the crisp night air
I« tilled with the scent of the orange bloom,
That was twined in your braided hair.
Again do I hear CEone Deal’,
In tho swell of these forest trees,
The grand old hymn of th’ ancestral oaks,
As they rocked to the passing breeze ;
Again do I feel your soft hand clasp,
And your proud head on my breast,
As we stood together that summer’s night,
When your lips to mine were pressed.
* * v * *
But "tis over now—and dream is gone—
For yu* are another’s bride—
And to talk of love were wretched sin,
A shock to a young wife’s pride.
The few cold words that you sent me once
Are all that I have to tell,
Why you broke tho faith of that plighted love—
Yet I’ve learned tlieir lesson well.
They tell me you looked like a queen that night,
As you murmured the marriage vow;
That the orange wreath of your bridal veil
Looked sullied beside your brow;
They tell nu; your laughter was blithe and gay,
That your step was light and proud,
And you lavished the smiles that once were mine
On a senseless, flattering crowd.
Did you think of tho blossoms, oh, Faithless One,
That you used to wear for mo;
When your heart was as pure as that bridal wreath—
As it never again can be—
Did you think of the vows your lips once framed—
That syllable wealth of love—
Did you deem that a maid with a perjured heart
Asa wife could faithful prove ?
Did you think of the tears which dimmed that smile,
When your scarf for my sword you gave,
And I swore It should lead in tho battle’s shock,
The bravest of the brave ?
That scarf is steeped in my own red blood,
Yet I laugh in my bitter scorn.
To think how false is the Beautiful One
By whom It once was worn.
\ou have taught me the worth of a woman’s word
The faith of a woman’s heart—
That the tenderest tear that ever was shed
Is a triumph of woman’s art.
Pass on in your beauty, but yet the thought
Os our last—our first—caress,
V> ill cloud the light of your sunniest smile
ith tho shadow of wretchedness.
To-morrow, CEnone! the gray pale morn
Will dawn on a field of death,
And the starry cross that is drooping now',
Will flap with the battle’s breath;
My brave men tight for their homes—tlieir loves—
But I with grim despair—
For all that is left me of all the past
Is “ only a woman’s hair."
!< the Trenches, Kenesaw Mountain, Ga., June 20,18GL
GEMS OF PROSE AND POETRY.
The noblest men I know on earth,
Are men whose hands are browned with toll;
M ho, backed by no ancestral graves,
Hew down the woods and till the soil.
And win thereby a prouder fame
Than follows King or warrior's name.
I he working men, whate’er their task,
To carve the stone or bear the hod—
They wear upon tlieir honest brows
The royal stamp and seal of God !
And brighter are their drops of sweat
1 Ban diamonds in a coronet!
God bless the noble working mem,
Who rear the cities of the plain,
Who dig the mines and build the ships,
And drive the commerce of the main.
God bless them ! for their swarthy hands
Have wrought the glory of our lands.
Ad angry man who suppresses his pas
sions thinks worse than he speaks; and
an angry man that will chide speaks
worse Ilian he thinks.
rnt’TH. —Some odc has been beautifully
"did ; “ Truth is immortal, the sword
cni id f pierce it, fire cannot consume it,
prisons cannot incarcerate it, famine can
not starve it. 5 ’
A DREAM WITHIN A DREAM.
BY EDGAR A. POE.
I stand amid the roar
Os a tuft-tormented shore,
And I hold within my hand
Grains of the golden sand—
How few, yet how they creep
Through my fingers to the deep,
While I weep—while I weep.
Oh, God! can I not grasp
Them with a tighter clasp ?
Oh, God! can I not save
One from the pitiless wave ?
Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream ?
It is not work that kills men, but worry.
It is not the revolution that destroys the
machinery, but the friction.
FLOWERS WITHOUT FRUIT.
Prune thou thy words, tho thoughts control
That o’er thee swell and throng ;
They will condense within thy soul.
And change to purpose strong.
But he who lets his feelings run
In soft luxurious flow,
Shrinks when hard servioe must be done,
And faints at every woe.
Faith’s meanest deed more favor hoars,
Where hearts and wills are weigh’d,
Than brighter transports, choicest prayers,
Which bloom their hour and fade.
The Laugh of Woman.— A woman has
no natural gift more bewitching than a
sweet laugh. It is like the sound of llutes
on the water. It leaps from her in a clear
sparkling rill; and the heart that hears
it feels as if bathed in the coolexhilirating
spring. Have you ever pursued an un
seen fugitive through the trees, led on
by a fairy laugh, now there, now lost,
now found ? We have, and we are pur
suing that wandering voice to this day.
Sometimes it comes to us in the midst of
care and sorrow, or irksome business, and
then we turn away the evil spirit of mind.
How much we owe to that sweet laugh 1
It turns prose to poetry ; it flings sunshine
to the flowers, over the darkness of the
wood in which we are travelling; it
touches with light even our sleep, which
is no more than tho image of death, but
is consumed with dreams that are the
shadows of immortality.
Resist the Beginning. —The Arabs
have a fable of a miller, who was one day
startled by a camel’s nose thrust in the
window’ of the room where he was sleep
ing. “It is very cold outside,” said the
camel; “ I only want to get my nose in.’’
The nose was let in, and then the neck,
and finally the whole body. Presently,
the miller began to bo extremely incon
venienced by the ungainly companion he
had obtained, in a room certainly not
enough for both. “If you are inconve
nienced, you may leave,” said the camel ;
“ as for myself, I shall stay where I am.”
The moral of the fable concerns all.
When temptation occurs, wo must not
yield to it. We must not allow so much
as its “ 0080” to come in. Everything
like sm is to be turned away from. He
who yields even the smallest degree will
soon be entirely overcome ; and the last
stage of that man is worse than the first.
Amongst tho gems which are cut, the
diamond holds the first place for brilliancy
of lustre, or water, as it is termed. The
oriental ruby is next in value when of
considerable size, or perfect transparency
and rich color. It is chiefly found in
the Capellan mountains, near Syria, in
the kingdom of Ava. The sapphire,
which varies from a dark rich blue to a
pale and almost colorless tinge of the
hue, holds the next place. It is found in
comparatively large masses in Ava and
Ceylon. The emerald, with its peculiar
rich green color, is held in high estima
tion by Eastern monarchs. The aqua-ma
rine is a pale blue variety of the same
mineral. The topaz is found in all parts
of the globe ; and for the striking
changes which it undergoes when it is
exposed to heat, and the fine colors which
it naturally displays, is peculiarly suited
to the lapidary’s art. Garnets of very
rich color are obtained in Ceylon and
An Extinct Race.— One of the most
remarkable races that ever inhabited the
earth is now extinct. They were known
as the Gaunches, and were the aborigines
of the Canary Islands. In the sixteenth
century pestilence, slavery, and the cruel
ty of the Spaniards succeeded in totally
exterminating them. They are described
as having been gigantic in stature, but
of a singularly mild and gentle nature.
Their food consisted of barley, wheat, and
goat’s milk, and their agriculture was of
the rudest kind. They had a religion which
taught them of a future state of rewards
and punishment after death and of good
and evil spirits. They regarded the vol
cano of Teneriffe as punishment for the
bad. The bodies of their dead were care
fully embalmed and deposited in cata
combs, which still continue to be an object
of curiosity to those who visit the islands.
Their marriages were very solemn, and
before engaging in them, the brides were
fattened on milk.
©I IMI lOSSIL
Pearl Divers.— The following is from
an article in the March number of Put
The boats generally assemble at a late
hour of the night, and when all are to
gether a signal gun is fired, whereupon
they set sail for the banks, which are not
far from the west side of the Persian
Gulf, The purpose is to reach there be
foi e daybreak, so that the divers may be
able to begin the moment the sun rises
abo\e the dark waters. In each boat
there are, besides the pilot, ten rowers
and ten divers. The latter, perfectly
naked, but with their skin well rubbed
with fragrant oil, work five at a time,
leaving the other five to recover and to
recruit in the meanwhile.
Before they jump in they compress the
nostrils tightly with a small piece of horn,
which keeps the water out, stuff their ears
with beeswax for the same purpose,
fasten a net work bag, which is to hold
the oysters, by a string to their waist, and
aid their own descent by a large stone of
red granite, which they catch hold of
with their feet. Then they go quickly
down to the bottom. Here they dart
about as quickly as they can, picking up
with their fingers and their toes, which
they use with wonderful agility, fill their
bag, and shake the rope that is held above
in the boat, in order to be drawn up at
In favorable weather the diver may go
down fifteen times a day ; if the weather
is less propitious, they dive at most five
times. They remain on the average not
over a minute under water ; to stay
there a minute and a half or two minutes
is possible only for a few expert divers,
and can only be reached by extraordinary
efforts. A few who have endured four
or five minutes are spoken of as the men
of genius that adorn a nation’s annals;
and the greatest of divers is a half fabu
lous Indian, who remained full six min
utes under water. The exertion is ex
tremely violent, and generally when the
poor men return to, the surface, blood
flows from nose, ears, and eyes. Hence,
divers are generally unhealthy and, with
out exception, short-lived.
They suffer of heart diseases and
sores, and are easily recognized among
the mixed population of those regions by
their blood-shot eyes, staggering limbs, and
bent backs ; these are a part of their wages.
Sometimes they die suddenly, on reach
ing the surface, as if struck by a shot,
and are seen no more. The stories of
Hume us tlieir number being regularly
slain, in order to throw their limbs to the
sharks for the sake of saving the lives of
the others, or of eye-balls starting out of
sockets, and trympanum of the ear break
ing under the pressure of the water, are,
of course, fables; but the pains and pen
alties of the poor pearl divers are, in all
conscience, sad enough to surround the
fruit of their labor, the beauteous pearl,
with a melancholy interest unknown to
Impeachment in 1678. — The following
is the speech of Earl Caernarvon on the
impeachment of Earl Danby :
My Lords : I understand but little of
Latin, and a little of the English history,
from which I have learned the mischiefs
of such kind of persecutions as these,
and the ill-fate of the persecutors. I could
bring many instances, and those vary an
cient ; but, my lords, 1 shall go no farther
back than the latter end of Queen Eliza
beth’s reign, at which time the Earl of Es
sex was run down by Sir Walter Raleigh;
and your Lordships know what became
of Sir Walter Raleigh, My Lord Bacon,
he ran down Sir Walter Raleigh; and
jour Lordships know what became ofmy
Lord Bacon. The I)uke of Buckingham,
he ran down my Lord Bacon ; and your
Lordships know what happened to the
Duke of Buckingham. Sir Thomas
Wentworth, afterwards Earl of Strafford,
ran down the Duke of Buckingham ;
and you all know what became of him.
Sir Henry Vane, he ran down the Earl
of Strafford; and your Lordships know
ol Sir Henry V ane. Chancellor Hyde,
he ran down Sir Henry Vane; and your
Lordships know what became of the
Chancellor. Sir Thomas Osborn, now
Earl of Danby, ran down Chancellor
Hyde ; but what will become of the Earl
of Danby, your Lordships best can tell.
But let me sec the man that dare run
down the Earl of Danby, and we shall
soon see what will become of him.
Never lay a stumbling block in the
way of a man who is trying to advance
himself in the world honestly and up
rightly, for he is likely to walk over it
and iaugh at you afterward.
‘’But” is a more detestable combination
ofletters than “No” itself. “No” is a surly,
honest fellow, speaks liis mind rough and
round at once. “But” is a sneaking, eva
sive, half-breed, exceptional sort of a con
junction, which comes to pull away the
cup just when it is at your lips.
On Tuesday June
the bride’s father, by Rev. A. J. Ryan, Dr. H H
SMETH, of Screven county, and Miss KATE CLAUDE
youngest daughter of J. E. McDonald, Esq., of this
city. No cards.
IN MEM OKI AM.
Died, at San Luis Potosi, Mexico, March 18, 1868,
Dr. JAMES H. BERRIEN, of Savannah, Georgia, late
Surgeon, and Medical Director, Confederate States
Army, in the thirty-second year of his age.
Dr. Berrien was the son of the late Hon. John
McPherson Berrien, of Savannah, and, previous to
tho late war, was a Surgeon in the United States Army,
and on the breaking out of the war, was on duty at one
of the military stations on the Pacific coast.
Upon the secession #om the Union of his native
State, he threw up his commission in the Federal
Army, and joined his fortunes with his native South,
aud was at once commissioned by President Davis a
Surgeon in tho Regular Army of the Confederate States.
He served with distinguished ability in Richmond,
Va., aud subsequently as Medical Director of General
Magmder’s Department in Texas. On the termina
tion of tho war, rather than yield obodience to a now
usurped Government, he removed to Mexico, where
he engaged in the practice of his profession, and had
already established a reputation for skill, science, and
fidelity. He was the soul of honor—pure and upright
in all his dealings with his fellow-men ; a devoted
brother, aud a worthy son of a noble sire.
He was devoted— passionately attached—to the Lost,
but noble, Cause of Constitutional Liberty and Southern
Independence. Requiescat in pace. g.
New Orleans, May 19, 1868.
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Tlie undersigned, Lessees of this
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Announce that, encouraged by the liberal jiatrouage
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HOT AND WARM SULPHUR BATHS,
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In addition to other amusements, they have provided
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