--We were shown yesterday a beautiful sword, the product of the skill of Messrs. Boyle
& Co., of this city, which, for high finish and all the qualities that go to make up a perfect weapon, could not be excelled.
The inscription, which we copy from the blade, will explain itself.--"Presented to Major J. Thompson Brown
by the 2d Company Howitzers, April 1st, 1862" On the other side is a C. S. flag, with the word "liberty" on its folds — the word "hope" in a shield, and in a wreath "victory or death." On the reverse side "C. S." and cross cannon, and near the hilt the words "strike to the heart." The guard is embellished with various designs peculiarly appropriate to our young and rising nation.
No one need wish to wear at his side a better sword than the above.
The best of it is, that it was all made in the Southern Confederacy, and intended as an instrument to punish the enemies of that Confederacy.