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Tiie Banner of the South.
In answer to several correspondents,
we beg leave to state that since the issue
of the third number, Father Ryan has
discontinued signing his name to his arti
cles. The fact of not signing his name
gives him more freedom and a larger
liberty in writing ; and his style is so well
known that, without his name, it is at
once recognizable. And we also are glad
to state that, after a few weeks, he will
begin a story, which, we are sure, will be
full of interest, and will be full of interest,
and will be anxiously looked for by our
Our Correspondents.— The follow
ing answers to Enigmas, etc., have been
Rubie, Columbus, Ga.—Rebus and
Conundrum No. 1 are correct.
Eolian, Montgomery, Ala.—Enigmas
Nos. 14 and 15, and Rebus, are correct.
W. 11. TANARUS., Augusta, Ga —Enigma No
11. I)., Savannah, Ga.—Charade,
Poetical Puzzle, Enigmas Nos. 14 and
15, all correct.
“Wife of a Slave to the “Weed.” Miss.
—Your answer to Poetical Puzzle, “To
J. H TANARUS., Macon, Ga.—Answer to
Enigma No. 1 < is correct.
No man can go down to the dungeon of
his experience, and hold the torch of
truth to all its dark chambers, and hidden
cavities, and slimy recesses, and not come
up with a shudder and a chill, and an ear
nest cry to Heaven for mercy and
OUR BOOK TABLE.
Irish Homes and Irish Hearts. —By
Fanny Taylor, author of “Eastern Hos
pitals/’ “Tyborne,” “Religious Or
ders,” etc., etc.
“They wish thee strong, they wish thee great,
Thy royalty is in thy heart,”
Boston: Patrick Donahoe, 1867.
This is a very readable little book,
rather out of the beaten track of travel
books, and exhibiting in their most
pleasing aspects the homes and hearts
of Ireland. It is written by an English
lady, who does the noble people of the
Emerald Isle full justice, in her descrip
tions of their institutions. Her pen pic
tures of the various societies and reli
gious and charitable institutions of the
country are beautifully and truthfully
drawn. We cheerfully commend the
work to all who love Ireland, who admire
its greatness, who lament its woes, or
whose tastes for the good and the beauti
ful in literature can appreciate a work of
Burke’s Weekly. —This Juvenile week
ly will enter upon anew volume in July,
and the publishers promise several marked
improvements. As soon as Mr. Goulding s
story —now drawing to a close —is finished,
a thrilling story of Indian life will be com
menced, the scene laid in Upper Georgia.
We are assured that this story will be found
full of interest and instruction. After J illy
the Weekly will contain 32 columns of
matter each week, instead of 24 as hereto
fore ; the illustrations will be increased in
number, and the editor assures us he has
a host of good things in store for his
readers. The publishers will send speci
men numbers free of charge to all who
write for them. Now is the time to sub
scribe. Terms, $2 a year. Address J. W.
Burke & Cos., publishers, Macon, Georgia.
The Land we Love. —The gallant D. 11.
Hill, who wields a pen as powerfully as he
did a sword, is preserving in his Magazine,
“The Land We Laves a record of Southern
history and Southern deeds, which ought
to find a place in every Southern heart
and Southern home. This periodical is
handsomely printed and ably conducted.
It is published monthly at Charlotte, N. C.,
at $3 per annum.
LFor the Banner of the South,]
The South with all her array of great
names, brave soldiers, and wise statesmen,
has, by the world combined and adverse
fate, been whelmed in ruin. It could not
have been otherwise. Human endurance
could not prevail against the numbers that
came, and the calamities that were visited
Though now poor, weak, and friendless,
we feel the proud consciousness of having
rendered immortal the Sunny Land, that
gave us birth. Numbered, with the things
of the mysterious past, no country’s sun
e’er set with brighter honor.
Through the frosts of Winter and
Summer’s scorching rays, Vernal showers
and Autumnal blast, whenever and
wherever called upon, in fortune and mis
fortune, from the days of Manassas to those
of Appomattox, her soldiers fought with
the same valor for the fame and glory of
La Belle South, nor sought to divine the
The sentiments for which we contended
four bloody years, still pervade, in silence,
what was once the Southern Confederacy;
and God, in his goodness, has been kind
enough, in our afflictions, to leave us so
true a friend, pious man, and able writer,
as Father Ryan, to keep alive devotion to
those principles which President Davis
has said, and we believe, are sure to re
assert themselves again, should a Republi
can form of Government continue on this
Wm. A. B. of Ya.
Washington, D. C., Man 21,1868.
The Jews are everywhere noted for
their kindness to their own people. It
is against Jewish principles to allow any
of their poor to come upon the public.
All that sink in poverty are eared for
and provision is made for widows and or
phans. Efficient societies, liberally provi
ded with fund-, supply the poor with food,
help the old people as thoy need, and
bury the dead. Some of the free hospi
tals in London have Jewish wards, but
all the expenses of those wards are paid
for from the treasury of Jewish organiza
tions. It any ablebodied persons are out
of employment and need help, they re
ceive no gratuity, but arc- accomodated
with a temporary loan, and the casee are
said to be rare in which these debts arc
not fully repaid.
'MUSKS ©f 511 §©lsl.
[For the Banner of the South.]
Gather to-day ; the blue bird is ringing
Over the aisles of the forest his singing;
Flowers, and sunshine, and music are wed;
Every light breeze is a greeting of pleasure,
Perfume and brightness, measure for measure.
This is the day we give to the dead.
Give to the soldiers, who nobly have perished;
Give with the burden of love we have cherished:
Give with Spring blossoms, to garland each grave;
Fill up the ranks, an unbroken column;
March with bowed heads, in reverence solemn ;
Ever recounting the deeds of the brave.
Gather the old, with locks silver-sprinkled;
Gather the youths, with brows care-unwrinkl.ed;
Even the lambs of the flock should be there;
Maidenhood, crowned with blossoming beauty;
Manhood perfected, by crosses of duty;
All of the brave, the noble, and fair.
Roll back the years to the dark days of battle,
Echoing still with musketry’s rattle ;
Learn what wo owe to tho brave hearts who stood,
Serried like steel, with the foeman contending,
Marching to death like heroes unbending;
Only surrendering vnth their hearts’ blood.
Reverent hearts the death roll should number;
Loving hands crown the spot where they slumber.
With roses, all red like goblets of wine,
Ready to pour a perfumed libation
Worthy tho dust; for this sweet consecration
Holier trust never hallmved a shrine.
[From tho Richmond Dispatch, May 30.]
MEMORIAL DAY IN RICHMOND,
Yesterday was the third memorial day
of the Hollywood Association. We were
favored with lovely weather, although
threatening clouds in the morning caused
some to fear a storm.
The principal rendezvous for the flower
bearers was Grace Church, and hither
everybody flocked with such llowers as
they could beg or buy.
The flowers sent to Grace Church were
received by a committee of ladies and
gentlemen and forwarded at once to the
Cemetery—our own beautiful Hollywood.
Here a busy scene was soon presented in
the arrival and departure of vehicles and
the unloading of the sweetly perfumed
burdens. The Cemetery opened its gates
to receive the rapidly swelling crowd, and
then rushed in the van of the army of
ladies, and from that moment until dark
the field was theirs.
The grave of little Joe Davis, son of
the ex-President, Seemed to possess a pe
culiar attraction for the children. It early
presented a perfect mass of leaves and
blossoms, bouquets being piled on bou
quets, wreaths on wreaths, and at the
head and foot were crosses bearing the
inscriptions : “To Little Joe Davis
“We Love to Honor his Memory.”
In the northeastern corner of the Ceme
tery, on a gravelly hillside sadly lacking
shade, are found the thousands of little
boards marking the graves of the “ un
known dead.” Among them, however,
are many boards bearing the names of
those who lie beneath. Every one of
these thousands received a bouquet. In
deed, it was pleasing to observe that many
persons preferred to place their offerings
on the sod above those who came from
distant homes and died upon the soil of
Virginia. Whole baskets and waitersfull
of flowers were here emptied and strewn
about, the greatest care being taken lest
a single one of the heroes dead should
not receive his offering of gratitude and
The graves of Generals Jeb Stuart,
A. P. Hill, Pegrum, and others were beau
tifully decorated. The number of per
sons visiting the Cemetery during the day
could hardly be estimated at less than
twenty thousand. From 8 o’clock in the
morning until the sun went down over the
wilderness of flowers, there was one never
ceasing procession of human beings of
every age and sex, all marching toward
In the city every street gave evidence
of the solemn business of the day. Bevies
of ladies and children early commenced
their pilgrimage, and sometimes the air
seemed full of t tie sweet perfume of spring
flowers. The street cars passed and re
passed, filled to overflowing with passen
gers, all intent upon one purpose, all on
the way to the Cemetery.
Business was not entirely suspended,
but for several hours during the day
nearly all of the principal houses on Main
and Broad streets were closed, and the
employees joined in the pilgrimage to the
Cemetery. At one time the streets were
A Scotchman once asked an Irishman
why such small coins as farthings were
issued from the Mint ? and Paddy re
plied that they were issued in order “to
enable Scotchmen to subscribe to charita
ble institutions.” Sandy will now be
enabled to lay out his farthing to advan
tage, for her Majesty's “book (!)” is about
to be translated into Gaelic, and as the
English edition has been reduced to ‘2s.
3d., and proved unsaleable at that, a copy
in Gaelic will hardly fetch a “bawbee” in
Perthshire or the Orkneys.
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ANECDOTES OF THE WAR,
While the Regiment Volun
teers was in camp of instruction near
Suffolk, Va., in 1861, strict discipline
was the order of the day, and all offenders
were summarily dealt with. The stern
rigor of military life being new to most of
the members, who were unable to resist the
temptation of visiting the town, where they
could forget “war’s stern alarms” in the so
ciety of ladies, as charming and patriotic
as ever the sun shone on, Corjwral Punish
ment was seldom oft’ duty. Our Colonel
was a strict disciplinarian, but nothing of
the martinet, and as prompt to rebuke
harshness in an officer, as to punish a re
fractory soldier. Wishing to allow the
members of his command every recrea
tion compatible with “good order and
military discipline,” he issued an order
allowing them tq visit Suffolk every Sun
day, and remain absent until dress parade,
but admonished them not to abuse the
The first Sunday subsequent to the
promulgation of the order nearly every
member of the regiment visited town, (of
course to attend church.) On forming
the line for dress parade every man was
at his post, but, strange to state, the Col
onel was not at his, and the Adjutant in
formed the Lt. Colonel of the fact, who
took command. Just as the Frst Ser
geant marched to the front and centre,
who should come walking up, but the
Colonel, and, to judge from his mode of
advancing, you would imagine he was
stepping off ground for a worm fence.
After the parade was dismissed the cry
went round the camp, “Who was the first
man to abuse the privilege?” and on all
sides came the response, “Colonel--.” The
Colonel got wind of the joke, and, in con
versation with some of the officers, said
that he had dined with Colonel W .
in town, who brought out some fine old
wine; rubbing his hands and smiling, he
added : “Gentlemen, it was not the quan
tity I drank, but the quality .” Some
few nights afterwards, Captains B. and
P., visited Suffolk, and on returning to
the camp, paid no attention to the' Sen
tinel's challenge; the fact having been
reported to the officer of the guard, was
laid before the Colonel in the morning,
who sent for them. Captain 8., repaired
to hcadquaaters, where tire following col
loquy took place : Colonel—“ Captain
B, I understand you were slightly inebri
ated last night” Capt. B.—“ Yes, very
drunk, but, Colonel, it was not the quan
tity. I drank, but the quality .” The hit
was palpaple, the Colonol smiled, and
said, “Your explanation is satisfactory,
Captain ; good morning.
Charleston , S, C. May 29, 1868.
Proceedings of tub “Ladies’ Memo
rial Association” of Atlanta.— At a
meeting of the “Ladies’ Memorial Asso
ciation,” held at Wesley Chapel, on Mon
day, 25th, after the reading of the regu
lar reports, the following resolutions were
unanimously adopted :
Resolved , That the thanks of this Asso
ciation are due. and are hereby tendered
to Mr. M. A. Bell, for the use of his Hall,
to Maj. Dunning, of the Express, and
Gen. Anderson, for favors and courtesies;
to Messrs, R. C. Robson, T. Williams,
and T. E. Walker, for efficient aid in the
erection of the arch; to Mr. J. T. Ed
wards, for his supervision of the prepara
tion of the soldiers’ graves; to the many
yot n' gentlemen who kindly assisted the
young ladies in making arrangements for
the ceremonies of the 10th, and to the
ladies from a distance who contributed
flowers and evergreens.
Resolved, That a Committee of three,
to consist of Mrs. J. M. Ball, Mrs. Law
she, and Mrs. McKeon, be appointed to
solicit subscriptions for the aid of the
Ladies’ Memorial Association, of Spott
sylvania C. H., Ya., and that they be re
quested to correspond with other associa
tions in the State, and request them to
raise funds to aid the ladies of Spjttsyl
vania in properly burying the Confeder
ate soldiers who fell at that place and in
Resolved , That this Association meet
on the Bth of each month for the transac
tion of any business which may properly
come before it, and that the Executive
Committee, composed of gentlemen, be
especially requested to attend the meeting
The ladies of the city and surrounding
country are invited to join the Associa
tion by giving their names to the Secre
tary, and the payment of the initadon
fee of 50 cents.
Signed, Mrs. J. B. Gordon,
Miss Delia Meridith, President.
| Atlanta Intelligencer, 2laq 28.
RECOLLECTIONS_OF CADET LIFE,
“An Old Dragoon” is writing a serie; of
interesting sketches for a Richmond pap.. r
giving reminiscences of cadet life at We.-t
Point. The following are extracts:
Sydney Johnson. —The first cadet I
ever heard give the word of command was
Sydney Johnson, and the impression his
appearance made on me is as clear now as
it was then. His stalwart form and well
developed muscles gave him an appearance
of great strength, while his gentle manners
and benevolent countenance indicated a
man of the tenderest affections. Hard to
stir to anger, he was ever ready to espouse
the cause of the oppressed. His noble
nature endeared him to his fellow cadets
and his associates in after life. On one of
the fairest pages of history must be written
the deeds of this gallant soldier and true
Leonidas Polk, tall and straight as an
arrow, was the orderly sergeant of mv
company. Scrupulously strict in the dis
charge of his duties, retiring in his man
ners, and a devout member of the Episco
pal Church, he invariably commanded the
respect of all.
Robert E. Lee held the two offices in
the corps usually filled by the best soldiers
of the class—sergeant-major and adj uniat.
He discharged the duties of these offices
with zeal and fidelity. His personal ap
pearance surpassed in manly beauty that of
any other cadet in the corps. Though firm
in his position and perfectly erect, he had
none of the stiffness so often assumed by
men who affect to be very strict in their
ideas of what is military, nis limbs, beau
tiful and symmetrical, looked as though
they had come from a turning lathe; his
step was as elastic as if lie spurned the
ground upon which he trod. He was
noted among his classmates as a great stu
dent, and as having passed through the
trying ordeal of a military school without
a single demerit mark. (I generally got a
hundred and fifty a year.) During Bob
Lee’s stay at West Point, I am satisfied he
never swore an oath, tasted a drop of
ardent spirits, nor used the “weed” in any
shape or form. The same virtues of absti
nence may be attributed to Charles Mason ;
but I think “Charley” occasionally let slip
an oath; at least, he looked as if he did.
Joseph E. Johnston had a great deal of
the military spirit that pervaded the corps
and which was infused by Major Worth.
He was not remarkable for his studious
habits, and belonged to a fast set, of which
I myself was an active member. Few of
that sort escaped arrest, confinement, and
court-martial. Joe Johnston was oue of
those genial spirits that gave zest to a
cadet’s life. Full of ambition and a desire
to excel, he was yet ever ready to join a
scouting party to Buttermilk Falls, the
residence of the immortal Benny Havens.
His appearance was very military, and
when under arms no man looked more the
soldier. He was very expert in the
manual of arms, and errried his musket so
perpendicular that it leaned a little too
much to the front. Though we recog
nized his talent then, we little dreamed lie
had the military genius he has since dis
played as a commander.
John B. Magruder was perhaps the
most elegant and distingue cadet at the
Academy in that day, and I doubt if West
Point lias ever had his equal. He was a
first rate soldier, of fine appearance, and
very strict when on duty as “officer of the
day,” never failing to report the slightest
violation of regulations, even though the
delinquent was his most intimate friend and
room-mate. This trait in his character I
have reason to know from personal expe
rience. John was for the corps the “arbi
ter of things elegant, the glass of fashion.”
Y oice of tiie Press. —The following is
from the ioronto Canadian Freemen of
May 21st. Our cotemporary will please
accept our grateful acknowledgments f•;
his very kind and flattering notice :
The Banner of the South.—Yfc li - • c
received the eighth number of this new
journal. It is published in Augusta, (fa.,
and is edited by that gifted and talented
writer and poet, Father Abram J. Eyan—
Moina—whose grand and thrilling stanza
on the “Lost Banner,” not to speak of oth
beautiful productions of his graceful and
facile pen, have won for him inuno: ■
fame. The number before us more than
realizes the very exalted Ideal which v,
had conceived of the journal that sho V
issue under such auspices. The editor, fl
are unexceptionable in stylo and sentiment
they challenge, as literary productions, U
strictest criticism. The selections are n. i
with taste and judgment. Altogether
there is a freshness and pungency aboiu
the Banner that we admire, and* seldom
happen upon in our newspaper readum
Our Augusta contemporary has a peeuli r
claim to a warm welcome in our sancir '’.
on account of its undying fidelity and de
votion to the ‘‘Lost Cause” a cause
which, from the rising to the setting of the
sun of Southern Independence, commanded
our mc»t cordial sympathy. We sincerely
congratulate the people of the South.
Catholics especially, that they have in their
miust an advocate so aide and stauuch li
the journal under notice. That its sphere
of usefulness may he extended ami pcirna
nent, its merits appreciated, circular on
widespread, and its success and prosperity
complete and unbounded, is our hone-'
and earnest wish.
“What can be more desirable than a
nice boot or shoe?’’ We should say a
pair of them.