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From the Charleston Mercury.
Onward ! our cause is just and right;
Let all our banners fly ;
We fear no threats of Northern might,
Their millions we defy.
With heart to heart together we
Will meet them, when they come,
And strike the blow for victory,
For freedom, and for home.
Onward ! let Carolina’s brow
Still wear the victor’s crown,
Let her proud name forever be
’Mong records of renown.
And by the mem’ry that endeared
Iler heroes of the past,
Let her brave honored sons defend
Iler standard to the last.
Onward ! our new-born Southern flag
Must never know disgrace :
Where Freedom and bright honor reigns
Must only be its place.
In the first battle for our right
It proudly waved on high,
And ’neath its ever cheiished folds
We won the victory.
Aye ! and the proud old Union flag
For once hath fallen low,
And now again o’er Sumter’s walls
Its folds shall never flow.
No, by the God of Liberty,
We’ll plant our colors there,
And win beneath them, victory,
Or in its ruins share.
Cost of the War to the Country.
This war is not going to be much of a
drain upon the country, for the reason that
it will send little money out of it, as would
not be the case in a foreign war. A vast
amount of money will be spent by the Gov
ernment and individuals, to be sure, but the
country will not be poorer, for it will not
go out of it. It will only be put in circula
tion among our own people. The “money
market” will not be made “tighter,” but
“easier.” if anything, than it was during
the season of doubt and uncertitude through
which we have passed. Indeed, we think it
susceptible of demonstration that the coun
try, as a country, will make more money,
because it will save more during the wai
than if peace had been maintained. This,
for the reason that the country is not spend
ing anv money, or very little—sending com
paratively imne abroad for foreign purchases,
and by so saving it, making as much as
would have otherwise been spent.
So, when our next crop goes into market,
all its proceeds will not be required to pay
the country out of debt on United States
and other foreign account. Os course that
crop will go to market. Great Britain will
have it, even at the cost of a tussel with the
feeble, distracted, and impoverished power
of Lincoln. The industrial, and to a degree,
the commercial interests of the North are
bankrupted, and how ? As the hottest abo
lition journals acknowledge, by the with
drawal of Southern trade. Therefore, what
that country has lost, this country has saved.
The returns of the next crop, then, not hy
pothecated as usual, will be added to what
we have already saved by not spending, and
money will be most abundant in the coun
try. This crop will scarcely be impaired, for
in the midst of war our non-combatant la
boring class will till the soil as usual.
Were we a part of the United States, and
the country was waging war with some pow
er, Mexico for example, it would cost the
country of the South much more than it
will to fight the North and for this reason :
The North, with its keen scent for the prof
its, would furnish all the supplies, take all
the contracts for transportation and every
thing else —would bring all the money spent
in the war into Noithern pockets. The
South would furnish more than her share
of the money and the men to do the fight
ing. At the close of the war she would find
herself minus many brave men and more
than due proportion of money. Thus she
would be drained of both blood and treas
ure, while the North would have actually
made a great deal of money and shed very
The Mexican war cost many millions of
dollars, and who made the money ? The
North made all except what the soldiers
spent in Mexico for tortillas and ar/uadenle.
The North flourished, throve and fattened
on that war. While the men of the South
were pouring out their life blood like water
on the victorious fields of Mexico, the men
of the North were filling army contracts,
and gloating over their columns of profits
in the safety of their counting looms. Some
of the most colossal fortunes of the North
were accumulated or founded during the
The money which the South, as part of
the nation, furnished the Government was
- immediately transferred to Northern pockets
In this war, however, the money will be
kept in the country and spent among - its
citizens. It will only change hands, be kept
in circulation, and the country will be none
the poorer. If citizens contribute a hun
dred millions to wage this war, and it is
spent in the country, the country will be
none the poorer, — Mobile
From Gleason’s Literary Companion.
AUNT hEZIAH'S ADVERTISING.
BY CLARA AUGUSTA.
“I’ve just the biggest mind that ever was
to tell you something ! Though I dunobut
I 1 should do full as well to hold my tongue,
I for somehow I’m kinder suspecting that you
' let out to some of your cronies sartin things
that I’ve confided to you in the past. If you
do, it’s real mean in you, and I neve:’ll for
give you—see if I do. If this ere little per
formance of mine should git out, it would
luin my character in the church, and jest as
like as not I should be communicated.
“ Ye see, alter yer uncle died, I felt pow
erful lonesome like —it’s a solium thing to
be a widder —and I used to wet a dozen
pocket handkerchiefs a day taking on.—
Tliat was the first week of my bereavement.
Afterwards I didn’t wet near so many, and
in six months I didn’t pretend to kerry a
handkerchief at all, unless I had a cold in
my head, because I didn’t have no use for
it. But isl didn’t shed as many tears as I
did in the first of it, it wasn’t because 1
didn’t miss Joshua. No indeed ! No airthly
tongue can tell how much I missed him
about bringing up ’taters; and gitting the
kindling wood ; and going to bed first.—
Joshua was the greatest hand to go to bed
airly that ever you seed ! When it come
night he was jest like a turkey—went to
roost at sunset, and did’t git off from it till
“ Along the last of his days he wasn’t no
company for nobody, without you started
the-subjick of pollyticks, and then he’d talk
himself clean down to nothing. He was one
of the master pollytilioners that ever trod.
“ After he’d been dead a year I begun to
feel terrible desolate, and after a spell I con
cluded that it wouldn’t be no hurt to think
about gitting married agin. I didn’t mean
no onrespect to my dear dead and gone
pardner, but it would be so pleasant to have
somebody’s arm to hang on to when I was
a-goin’ to prayer meeting and conference,
instead of being obleeged to go alone— ‘ in
maiden cogitation—fancy free.’
“I dressed myself considerable, and curl
ed my hair on a hot pipe-stem, and rubbed
flour on my face to take the tan off, and nigh
about skinned my hands tryii g to git ofl the
stains of coloring blue and peeling apples.—
But i«> epitu of all toy pains ilia tuuiu folkc
kept their distance to an orful rate. They
never come nigh me, no more than if 1
wasn’t in the market. All the young, flighty
gals had two beaux apiece, but I couldn’t
pick up a solitary sweetheart.
“ Something must be did, but bow to do
it was the question. I thought of doing the
courting myself, and coming right to the
pint al once, but that didn’t seem to be jest
the thing. Then I thought of gitting some
of the gals to pick out a feller for me, but 1
kinder was afeared to trust the giggling crit
ters. There’s no faith to be put in \oung
gals no how, specially if they’re putty, and
happen to know it.
"I’d heern tell of advertising for a pard
ner, but I didn’t exactly like the idee —still
it was better than being a widder to the end
of creation. The more I thought of it the
better it looked to me, butl didn’t make up
my mind to do it till after a considerable
thinking spell. Yer see I was in hope some
of the fellers would take it into their heads
to step up to me of their own accord, but
nothing of that sort happened. So one day
sez I to myself, sez I:
“’l’ll jest make one bold push! faint
heart never won fair lady. It’s the airly
bird that ketches the worm ! And I’m bound
for to git married if 1 have tu work night
and day for it.’
“So I sot my wits to work, and after an
orfol long day’s exertion—marcy, how I did
sweat! I produced the following :
‘ A lone woman of agreeable, respectable
character, onblemished repetatioii*desires to
form the quaintanceship of one of the oppo
site sect, with a view to matrimony. Said
opposite sect must be of good standing in
society, must know bow to read, and right,
and cifer ; must not chaw terbacker, nor
smoke nor drink rum. Such a one can bear
of a good chance to bennefit himself by ad
dressing Miss Seraphena May, Beauville,
“1 darsent put my name to it for fear
somebody would see it; and I sorter thought
a rheumatic cogr.omin would be likely to
take the best, because everybody is running
wild after new fangled names. When I was
a gal, Sally and Becky, and lluldy and Nan
cy, was called good enuff for anybody’s ba
by, but now days folks hunt all the dictiona
ries and rethmetics through tor something
to call their children, and then git the or
fulest names arter all. For my part I’d
rather stick to the old fashions.
“I did this notice up in a yeller envelope,
and directed it to the edditur of the Bean
ville Candlestick, and iu with it I put a one
dollai bill that I’d took for butter the day
afore, asking the edditur to put the notice
into his paper as often as be could for the
money. The next week it come out in flam
ing big letters —1 could see to read the hull
of it without specks. I read it over with a
powerful sight of sattusfaction —anybody
feels puttv proud to see some ot their riling
in print I tell yer. I’ve alters thought that
if I’d cultivated it, I should have l an
amazing genus foi being an anther. I writ
the cutest piece of poitry once, on the death
of a white sitting hen, that ever you read.
“Arter awhile I thought of' a difficulty,.
what if nobody didn't answer my advertise
ment? But then, somebody would be shore
to want a wife, and they wouldn’t let sicb
opportunity slip. Then I fell to wontiering
what I should have for a wedding gound,
and whether I should wear a cap or my new
wig ; and whether it would be most proper
ous to be married in the meeting house or
to home. You know young folks is apt to
be foolish about sich things.
“ Byrne by a new difficult y ariz. If any
letters come for Seraphena May bow was I
to get ’em ? I couldn’t let no living soul in
to the secrit; and the clerk down to the
post-office—(which was kept in Deacon’s
Jenkins’ store) —was the oifulest, curiousest
critter that ever you seed. He was never
satisfied without he learned everything that
everybody else did. I know it haint right
to hate nobody —the Scripture speaks agin
it—but if there’s anybody on the broad face
of creation that I’ve got a tremenjous strong
dishliking of, it’s Jake Scriggins.
“It wouldn’t do to ask Ichabod to inquire
for Seraphena’s letters, because I seed him
a reading that very advertisement in the
Candlestick, and a laffing over it as if he
was possessed. And then, ye see, I darsent
go after’em myself for fear of that pesky
Scriggins. For two whole days I was in the
oifulest stew that ever one poor mortal wo
man got into sense Adam. But after a spell
a bright idee struck ine.
“ I’d jest dress up in men’s clothes, and
go to the post effice on my own hook ! I
kinder blushed and lafied when I thought
of it, for yer see 1 lerned if some folks in
Beauville got hold of it they’ll have enuff to
talk about for the rest of their mortal exist
ences. Beauville is an orful gossiping place.
You can’t wink without the risk of its being ,
said that you was a winking at some of the
“Wall, then Thursday night come, Telia
bod went to singing school, and I went and
fastened every door in the house, and got a
suit of yer uncle’s clothes, and fixed up
in’em. 'T hey suited me tolerable well, only
the legs of the trowsis was a leetle too lung,
but I turned them up and showed the yeller
linings, and they looked master skrumptious
I caii tell you. The coat was a good deal
too wide in the back, but I stuffed in a
couple of aprons and a pillow case to fill out
the loose places. I tucked up my hair un
der the tall, white hat, and pul on a pair of
blue specks. Then taking an umbrilla, in
case it should lain, 1 sot forth.
“ I felt ondiscribably orkard in them
clothes—it seemed so funny not to have to
hold up yer petticoats, and look out for yer
other living gear. When I arrived at the
post office, there was a sight of men there
talking, and laffing, aud singing songs. 1
went rile in through ’em and up to the
winder where they hand out the letters.—
Jake Scriggins was setting inside, on a mail
bag, eating raisins and snapping the seeds al
a grizz ed old caton the counter.
“‘ls there a letter here for Miss Seraplie
ua May ?’ sez I.
“‘Yes, marm/ sez Jake, with a bowing
wag of his head, ‘ 1 bleve there is.’
“The men in the store all begun to be-be,
and every single eye was turned onto me.—
It was putty everdent that my notice bad
been read ail round.
I nope Miss Seraphena, will be success
ful in gitting a busband/ sez Jake. ‘She
must be bard driv to advertise.’
“I didn’t make no answer to this, but
took the letter he give me and started for
the door. Bill Higgins sot there on a box,
jest about half tight, and as I was a-going
by him he put out his foot and stopped me.
“‘Look a here, old feller/ sez he, ‘less see
what’s in that are epistle ! I’m in the mar
ket myself, and I read the Candlestick, and
I read Seraphena’s advertisement, and had a
putty powerful notion of answering of it
myself. Less see the handwriting I say.’
“ ‘ Not by two chalks !’ sez I, cramming
the letter into my trowsis pocket.
‘“We’ll see/ sez he, jumping up and
grabbing me my the shoulder. ‘Hand it
over, old feller, or i'll make daylight shine
“‘lf daylight don’t shine through you/
sez I, ‘it’ll be because my umbrilla haint a
butcher knife/ and with that I give him a
poke in the stumack that sent him over the
counter, with a basket of eggs that Deacon
Jenkins had bought up for town meeting.—
Smashed ’em all into a custard in less time
than you could say sho. The deacon was
raring. I’m very soi ry to say it, but be did
swear some of the biggest oaths that ever 1
beerd come out of anybody’s mouth.’
“ I thought I’d better leave, so I started
for the door with al! my might and main.—
The exertion of running kinder loosened the
aprons aud pillow case, and out they come,
and bounced onto the floor amid the shouts
and hurrays of the ordinance.
“‘Hallo!’ yelled Sam Limto, ‘you’ve left
your wile’s apron behind.’
“ ‘ Darn’d if I don’t think it’s a female in
dismiise,’ sez the deacon, ketching up his
hat° and streaking it after me. But the
deacon haint so spry as he might be, and be
fore he got to the door he hit his foot agin
a pile of salt fish, and down be went on to
Bill Higgins’ yaller dog that was a laying
afore tlie fire. The dog grabbed the dea
con by the throat—the deacon yelled mui-
der, everybody else yelled get out, and the H
dog he growled and held on the tighter.—* B
And in the ginral confusion 1 managed to fl
git off without being diskivered. 1 never fl
stopped to breathe till I was save to hum/q|fl
and into my own clothes agin. Then, and
not till then, 1 read the letter. It was very fl
short, and run as follers : fl
“ ‘ Dear Seraphena :—I have seen vour fl
advertisement and am delighted with it. I fl
am very lonely and disconserlate myself, jfl
and long for a wife to scratch my head, IS
rainy days, and sing to me the songs of oth- «
er days these long evenings. If you are
willing to grant me an interview, meet me
Friday evening in front of the scboel-hoase fl
at precisely seven o’clock. Yoiif devoted, Jfl
I. S., fl
“ Good gracious! I. S. I. S. stood loT*«fl
Isaac Stewart—the doctor of Beanville.*-• 1
And be was a widder with one child, and fl
rich as Creases! There couldn’t be no
doubt but he was the one! What else fl
should I. S. stand for? Jehominie! hadn’t
I gone and done it? I was so sot up that I
couldn’t sleep a wink that night, and the ■
consequence was, the next day my eyes was H
redder’n two ripe bell peppers. But in the ®
course of the forenoon 1 went and took fl
some hot drops, and a cup full of rue tea, fl
and by sunset I felt as well as common, on- Il
ly a little excited. ■
“It was jest the nicest moonshine that s
ever was, and at seven o’clock, drest in my 8
red merino gound, I was standing in front ®
of the school-house, waiting for Dr. Stewart. H
I didn’t wait but a minnit afore I saw some
body crossing up the lane. He wasn’t quit® j|||
so tall as the doctor, I thought, but then m |||
moonlight is desateful, and I rushed toward 11
him with outstretched arms. He did jest I|||
the same towards me. When we was about
two feet apart we both suddenly stopped, j g
and looked into one another’s faces. ||
i “‘ W by, marm,’ sez the voice of my son
Ichabod, ‘what are you doing here ?’ " l|
“‘And what in common sense, Ichabod ||
Small, are you doing here ?’ sez I. B
“ ‘ I come on bizness,’ sez he. B
“ ‘ So did I,’ sez I. fl
“‘May I ask what biznes?’ sei
“‘1 bad an appointment,’ sez I. ■
“ ‘ So did I,’ sez he. Isl
“ ‘ Who with siz I.
“ ‘ Seraphena May/ sez he. ‘Who did ■
you agree to meet ?’ I
“‘ I. S., sez I; ‘lsaac Stewaid of course? JB
“Ichabod burst out a laffin. ■
“ ‘ Marm,’ sez he, ‘we’er both a couple of ■
fools. Less go home. We won’t say noth- I
ing about this ere. A ou’re Seraphena and fl
I’m I. S.—lchabod Small,yer see. We can’t 1
very well marry one another—less go home.’ ||
“ 1 hove a club arter him, and told him I
he’d better be keerful how he give me any fl
of bis sarce. ■
“‘Better come Lome,, marm,’ sez be. fl
‘You’ll g«t cold in your rheumatics/ and he ■
jest made tracks. Whether lam to git mar- ||
rid agin or not, the Lord only knows, but ■
one thing is sartin, I'll never advertise fora 8
husband agin. 8
“Deacon Jenkins’ wife wears my aprons
to this day, but 1 darsent claim ’em for fear 8
I shall git found out, yer see.” 8
Suggestion to Planters.—An enterprise
ing and patriotic planter in South Western
Georgia, recommends an easy method of fll
vastly increasing the product us corn, which
he has tried with complete success, and now fl
is repeating it, in order to have plenty for I
himself and to'spare for the necessities of n
the country. The plan is to cross his cot- |
ton rows on the best land and intervals of 8
twelve feet with a furrow for corn, aud H
plant at the intersection of every other cot- fl
ton row —thinning out to two stocks of corn. fl
This diminishes the yield of cotton veiy fl
slightly and will bring about fifteen bushels fl
of corn to the acre. He has tried it, and 1
speaks from actual experiment. I
Now is the time for this to be done. Let |
every planter take this suggestion into con- |
sideration. For the sake of all we bold dear, 1
look out for the corn crops. Be sure to
plant enough. — Macon Telegraph.
“ Mr. Snowball, I want to ask you *one
question dis ebening.”
“ Well, succeed, den.”
“ S’pose you go to de tabbern to get din
ner, and don’t bab noffin on de table but a>
big beet; what should you say ?”
“ I gib dat up, afore you ax it. What’
should you say ?”
“ Why, under de circumstances ob de
case, 1 should say, dat beet's all /”
“ Mrs. Briggs,” said a neighbor who step
ped into the house of the former just as she
was in the act of seating herself at the din
ner table, with her twelve children, “have
you heard of the dreadful accident?”
“ Why no —what is it ?”
“ Your busband has fallen from bis tv ag
on, and is killed !”
“Is it possible ? Well, just wait until we
finish our dinner, and tbeu you’ll hear the
biggest kind of crying.”
Politeness is the outward garment of
good will. But many are the nutshells, in
which, if you crack them, nothing like a ker
nel is to be found.
That is a beautiful thought where some
one says : Habit in a child is first like a
spider’s web, if neglected it becomes a thread
or twine, next a cord or rope, finally a cable
I—then who can break it?