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rt·P &Md wrefktka of black eyes.
.. Wsl l d ,pn th bole
(Who built, 'ti known, the mightiest Spaih
town;) I
Thin Al's fIac, sad a a wasted Peen.o,
losed o'er the oral-bluag baby's; 'twit the
The little Pp hored ei two beuk beads, r
i atrigd hair sad Emall Semia some
fl tiny as, a newbaorn minmew;
bI h h eadod ibLig Ilbo r .me'
The baba sar, stood Lee'es wih
All~ ea o , her kere bobomposed
By I loheb es. kwm eqoetry
Qas e to m ercares end sweet on.
These balcony, while at o b. door
Gad the lnk boys and lacy-shoaldered men.
M likeIl. too, the rt and ects peeped, n
Jg heathe rspulsh redy tor a loge.
I. i
We ew the se oma , stove twhel heads
T Med msai. gode a ripe cin,
ed m~ bor feuri ip sloe by the grapee,
wndho ea si an aod ta it e boead e
And fly away ganla with uadippoe beak. n
_1rY _ r r, couit Lr.
She tone flM oor the if er beped-np goods, T
Car and leop, viol aid tambourine
raW h erAs l se percd wd r ot s broa evre d
A Nodrls sLwho noses take seriouly, e
gd the es0 tool'd world to earw his ante
By had bfoon gery. We see them all, to
And bear their tak--the talk of panLab men, at
With Southern jatonstiod , vowels tamed
Caressigly between the eabenate,
Per v, willing, with such Intervals e
As mtie borrows from the wooing birdas
That plead with subtly oua g, asweet desct
And yet can quarrel, a the ipadurd can,
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tie daylight still, but new the gelden arcs
Ups w ob te au Ung othedome at
Stied raylm ten aloma o cler-.deand
T4hpge northern blue; from turrets htigh
Tie tilg splendor inka with folded wing
run-bel Wu moresng. and th hattlements
Soo of releatin g whitone mellowed o'er
To Saemern generous and Wintrs bland. it
lw bo theo east the dintoree s its vel, a
Aied lyset with a deepenin earm eNa . o
The old nin-fretted mountains in their robes
Of shadow-broken gray; the rounded hills
Reddelneedwith the blood of Titans, whose huge an
Ntemobed within, feed full the hardy flbeh
Of cactus green and blue, broadaworded aloes;
The cypress soaring black abov the lines
Of white oeort-walls ;the jointed s r-cane
Paloe-golden with their fweathea meloeles
In the warm quiet; al thoghtteaching form
Uttera itself in firm unshimmering hues.
For the great rok ba sesed the wsterring n
That still on plains beyond ream vaporous gold dial
Amon g the branches; and within Sedmar
ra come t time ofd weet serenity
When color glows unglittering. and the sou tl
of vilble thng shows sie.t happines,, ,
As that of overs trusting though apart.
Therhpcbeekld fruits, the crlmson-petaled low.r
Thei nged We tha pnainsg sees a gem
nUm p esonra o• the U ·cldrk-green loaf;
The faeo of man with hs supremely blent to
to derece fine as a voice 'mid sound,- wail
each lovely light-dipped thing seems to emerge B
Flashed gravely from o baptismal saramot.
All beaunoteous el.ee reots, ewake
Lies still, yet conscious, with clear opened eyes and
And gentle breath and mild suEhsd roJy.
rTi day, bet day that it likeo melody
Repealed oe a string with graver tones-- stae
Tor such a louger in a long farewell.
ooen SLIOT. Ch
csrp Os e txe r t
re d e atre and pao e
Aote e a eao own
necairrito or uan Taoh iu waraca l n Exci
ra Dn AN raIacss or wALLs cnoODn To i
lirm e le tI (neala i ter s Ap i t~ the
The Vitoria ad Albet ia singular specimen be a
of the perfem o of naval rar hiseture, and evi e
denwr He utmok t tastm b i the onetruction of her
interior. pew yachts have more graceful line. s, lo
and nose appear to beater advantage. She is o Low
piny iUppr blt, having two white fnel and sk
three metse Painted black, a golden band,
representing a rope, which encircles the hull, sea
gives a pleaant relit to the yacht, and the gilt T
olrnsentalou at the bow and etern are also
htem favorable to her genral outlin. Eery A
thing that comfort, e lxury, ooald require, has f
the W ay of accommodatlo. is to be bad on ne
Her majety' yacht, the Victoria and Albert, pears
was built t Pembroke, from the des of the trane
neoyor of the navy, in Pebrury, I5C. She was
lanched on the 10th of January. 1855, and the hen
noen took her first cruise an the 1lth of July, sands
the same year. The extreme length i three bun- towar
dnd and thirty-six feet, and her width aoros her
padde boes sixty-sx and a blf feet It a. noise
ea oby the particulars found on board that nhe the w
isti2$ toga burden, and baa a drangh of ifteen
fet. The sate dck i eve feet t e inc in mano
ight, and the lower deck ix feet smve inebes. or .
Sh in driven by Pens's eaolllain engines, ot
cTn pa beers ond toainng each ninet-X brttl
tons or watr. Thecoosumptko mal ooal whent bael
pnull perd i abot four ad a half tone per hour
ad at thin poist she Ibd rolob, inmodereto
weater, beeon sevor ooee sd aneote ales then n
whit, p ll beiLn castenod by grolden
rmw .ork and ormentati. Te mas th e to dis
cream-colorod chnon, an bautiflly furnished, hat
It in carpeted with th richet Bruels crimson
capet, and the chairs and loungesr areplendly y
upholteedin green. To the asloon, which is then
re- oft-uose as adinuing room, thre are two f 1
nd vng Iveor handles, rmo unted with sler: wound
witL slver appendagu ad betweenach wrlndo w M
taeren a writig desk The a adlo in the
Paviion a nehur of mps, and aLmoett every night
point u there ar bells, ear each door with t
tre in an Intricatel worked cadelabra, riohly
gilt. while I
pa ej.md In a simila tleode from Uto pvton fo o
the.str.nof the eel i ermed the bref owe w
room, sad i elaboMtel furni ed. LougeMd oel
whihiaaimoet o ahaml-eiru larformdte t
doer u an id t unque petetr , the "As
chimnae flue being hidden by a square pillarcor- were gi
responding wthp the porcelai foorlng iL th atove.
byglt chans. The trunk ofhe lamp reprents
a group of dolphirn beurg In their mouths the
aper rfrm w·hl c the oi omautee, and attachd thelu
tohse are te anchors,. Laoe curtairn of v'ery py t
elegant design r mepeded ROm the windows
whioh surround thi apartment. the s"
s the passge ldlng from tin theurr o Lord, n
eLtof cause for the royl foauy-that or- nt e ant i
mlet set aprt for the prin, adjoini whose
chamber there am berth for the genlani child
walg and ewe page On he rigt ar the would
prinoes' rooms, ah ooommunIcuien with these
a•re oabin for the lady in waitinl and ohamber- mg his
maids. The queen's chamber in also on the some "aI k
side, and is a spacious apurtim t. There isa • mine
door leading from It at one end into her majesty's
wardrobe, sad on th other into the dresing- cleave I
room of the late prince oosot the gr
The funiture s sU these rooms, as wall i the
door ud paneling, are of beautiully polished
r .-pat.er chants. Bar majety' bed-room wo
- ef buoudlsNb l flowereudgrreen . So th likeleac
hin dck nthe urer, whch i on the sme morro
pl·a an S se ead bmLa, tho srae urpetg
uad ge appe kooa be ing preorved t.fh. colum
ou. To the righ eat loft of the engi roon upon a
ther ar two p ga) whc emeo anjhbedy to ide
grc eat or formwed tea on dock.
orin ao bt a dIngroom for the ladies "I kf
ue wal big wh o f c hO asae lb thip s.ge, hoeve
Tlhe oficers' wardme..s
and eemm--at u in ve Wm  dow "thati
a ... r it t._ e vema ol,w eeo ino the sr- m?
-ants- .p-r e-t. , b., room oee d by the
..i.t...d Alert_ b en bear d mb - proh
o le so geneu. eoxept two sal burm cat h ow
poders, fwu ortnemea.
Wi* fm 5 siINN]
Whe's that t rtebgr belt! D hLm e! bh
S bThe town wilt res.
[Othele, Aet II, seem t &
It was late i the maeth of S b- the
the aight deLr and bealtil-that wild
rumors be to fly thogh the dtyi, l I
lowed by th ttollag of the alarm bkt and a°
g eeral o t which spread doUt$ c
and dismay on every hand. The people b
S gathered is different pae, on the street of
, corner, in hotels and saloos, and dicused, die
'wt the with features betokening grave apprehen. the
, doam some startling inteligenc The tle Gr
e graph office were besieged by an eager, he
S anxious crowd. itia
Inthe meantime, the alarm perceivable in i
every countenance had penetrated to th of tf
wt en. remotest eorners of the city. The windows whip
of every house disclosed the pale, anxious of
men. viages of inmates under the influence of liza
ed, some prevailing dread; and the streets below
S were filled with a hastening throng, rushing with
to the public square as to a common center. and
"What can be the matte?" was uttered in
, many an anxious whisper or loud inquiry, shoe
sy; but it received no reply. And so an hour
.ppsd, passed! no t
a The residence of Col. Taylor, like his back
neighbor's, had caught the general infection. thou
Sgoods, The whole household were at the windowsand To
evret, doors. Laura, Zera, and the old colonel, gre
now released from confinement and restored ide
to his family, oocupied the flight of marble
tmen, steps which ascended to the front door of the thou!
mansion. What could be the nature of this the
excitement-the girls had asked the question revel
with quivering lips, the men with troubled notb
brows and perplexed, anxious faoes. What denie
could it mean? But, bark! what means flict
_s that receding throng ? Suddenly on the air anim
a stidd shout peals out It echoes from the every
iron walls of myrtle and is caught up by W
r responsive throats that swell the loud acclaim carri
from the gloomy cells of Gratiot! What can dome
it mean ? That yell was uttered by the pri. news,
, soers-surelythey cannot be breaking ot! nit
S No-what then?
"My friend," said CoL Taylor, addressing the C
e huge an eager citizen hurrying by, "what is the Zera
occasion of this alarm ?" "Y
aloes; " LeiaRtos has fallen !" was the reply. fight
S"What! capitulated?" wisht
"Yes. All the garrison are prisaners!" "
"Is it possible! When did this occur?" "It
g n " Yesterday. They are now receiving the ProPO'
Isold dispatches." it coul
"Quick, Laura, run and tell the coachman It is
i to bring around the carriage! I'll go down until I
and hear all about it" year hi
dlaw. "Let us go with you, father. We can
remain in the carriage." " C
"Well, run and tell the coachman, and gree c
then get on your things; but do not keep me hid in
waiting." cannot
By the time the carriage was brought the
around to the door the ladies were ready, His en
ayes and hastily taking their seats, they were thog]
driven to the Planters', the nearest telegraph creatr
station. Here the street was blocked from that wi
Chestnut to Pine with a d e throng of x- have o
pectant people. Several vehicles, like their pray mi
own, hovered in the outskirts f the carowd. tre,
was Excitement was written on every countenance sales,
R 0o in that vast throng; but it was subdued by "Bul
the intense desire of all to hear what might the smc
oe be said by the reporters stationed along the "Asn
verandah of the hotel, to rpet to the crowd "The
s, below the substance of what they might learn. before
l ee Low mutterings might be heard on the out- " Th
skirts as some new addition was made to the fledin
bull, sea of eager up-turned faces wel;
dlt Thelow inquiry, ' 'What is it?" accompi
Sery And the not less low rejoinder : "Lexington lives.
rei has fallen!" proper t
on Suddenly, in front of the hotel, a man ap- "Whi
bert, pears with a long paper in his hand. It is a science,
the transcript of the dispatches! Like the ocean "All
the when its waves break and dash upon the obedient
July, sands, the dense throng swayed and waved poses; I
bn towards the man who read. But still no fluences
t n. aoise! Silently as the running ourrent heaves above th
o the wave, this compact crowd of excited hu- natural
a In man beings received the impulse and broke in this b
ies. or sayed with its vibrations. And what "And
rwere they to bear ? The history of another "Bes
-s. battle-the names of those who died, or aproce
m at bravely nsustained the right. "I be
S But we all know what followed-the siege- cannot c
l the capture. And now the crowd begun to term rev
d grow less. One by one the deme mass began premises
te todisperse. Noshout brokeuponthe air-no "It is
mlr signs of rejoicings; it would have been danger- religion
ted ous! But gloomy looks, veiled by shadowing in a first
ed. hats as the owners rapidly stroede away, met the istic and
'eye. Those who rejoiced could not laugh- The doc
is theneit intelligenee might bring the story tiesof o
o of a brother killed, a friend or kinsman avenues
, wounded! There had been a battle. Some awe; but
, were dead-no doubt of that!-bnt whom ? acred fn
SMany a pale lip in the wide city, prayed that of the c
ry night with choking breath and eyes humid ampleof
with tears. "Not him, oh, Lord-not him!" to be ri
while the unpitying light of the risen morn givenus
ad was enveloping in its silver shroud the cold lation, w
Sform ofthedeed, or glinting through wind- printsof
et. ows when the solitary light shone drearily we cp.
d over the couaceh of the wounded. only tat
"Let us go home, father, I am slck at leaves to I
e heart," and the pale fae of the yoaunggirl ag y;
ws rised pityingly to her ather. that good
b "As you please, my child!" and orders "It I
were given to return to their home. should
'"Oh! what if he should be among the you tell
slain-what, if even now he were dying ?" man event
~ sighed Lara, a the splendid horses whirled evil preva
ad the luxnrious carriageonits way. "Buthow tothink?'
many others are muttering under their breath "What
the sameanguishedquewtion : 'Notmine, oh mychild?
o Lord, not mine, but Thy will be done.'" "Free
"It is not likely that our boy is hurt, my "And
n child This has been a siege, and cavalry "Well!
would be useless here," said her father, lay- form of wo
r ing his hand caressingly on Lasa's head, us brothel
no "I know, father, but other hearts as fond Zera, laugl
as mine,have lost those whom their very souls "No, m
. cleave to tenderly. Let me weep for them! true charit
the grief-stricken North and South." ligiom; bu
"A las! my child, there is, indeed, many a lest we esc
heart to-night with pulses wildly tremulous, then we mi
who, before another suon shall set, will feel ments and
ii like lead in the boeom-many an eye will, to- And the
e morrow, scan with eager huste the newspaper the fair yor
* colnmas that tellof the battle; and s it lights truth were
n pon a name, will reel in agony andcolse scareely a
in despair." he had hea
a "I know it father. It is for them I weep, and daring
Swhoever they may be." exterior
S "Wby is t, Col. Taylor," quired Sea leet so ms
S"that in civil war so slie magaaim~ is e phe sse
Saa? It Is rrely tht, you her omo side not klow
speak I anyother tem tha thoe ofm- t rtudva
preash of tihe oth~er." aa w
S "Bea Meem are too apt to let puiic-- on her b
their own peson-blind thm to me virtues heart;'btt
er thesetges'e a to mee,, ,r,, ,
the way of the wes In tshe botse wh
hujestbaenr foug theates tisaeshmebtea
mainly mNemissi. I have many friends on
! both desi -mea .o high bocer d airsem in.
M a tepity, whose positdions have been takes by
- the force o conietion honesy entertned ;
wld Whoesn arign them? Not L On one e I
,l I have my relatives, on the other myf ietds;
stda who dull my which is right but their own
at conseience. One of the federal aoes has I
aple been my friend for years; if he lives, a deed
street of ignominy will never stain his armor; if he I
ued, dies, the light of no truer soul will go out c
*hent than that which warms the heart of CoL Ben. a
Sea. Grover. Brave and chivalrous as a paladin,
he is kind and gentle as a woman. The qual
ities of the mnolent and modern world are a
e in mixed in his character-the knightly courtesy e
the of the Templar, with the love of improvement a
wdos which has webbed our country with the trail o
i of the steam engine and the march of civi
e of lization." tl
Blow "I should love to know the man," said Zera,
wing with a sigh of regret. Everything generous ti
.ter, and noble appealed to the heart of the young s
d in girl with quick vitalic sympathy. "Yes, I oa
iry should love to know him." p
boor "I wish you did, my dear; there bresthes e
no truer gentleman." And the old colonel fell a
is back in his seat and surrendered his mind to tI
M. thoughts of friends and country.
Sand To a mind like his, this civil war was full of ai
aeli gravest apprehensions. No matter which to
red side triumphed, the seedsof death were strewn ti
ble over theland; and it might, ny would, so he th
the thought, wipe from the face of the continent fa
his the heritage of unrestricted liberty that the Vi
ion revolution gave us. The war of sections could
bled not be stayed in his life-the history of ages >t
%at denied the possibility; and although the .con- in
a flict of arms might be stopped, embittered mi
air animosities would continue and would wreck be
the every attemptat a peaceable solution. the
by While indulging in these reflections, the pa
cm carriage reached the door. Dismissing the tin
can domestics, who had crowded around them for thi
.ri.news, with the intelligence that nothing deft. of
anite was known as yet, they entered the house, dim
"Everything seems to be going in favor of eve
ug the Confederates, colonel; don't you think so?" oft
the Zera ventured to inquire. die
"Yes, my dear, it looks so now. They are in
fighting gallantly for their independence. I cir
wish they may get it." thi
"And don't you think they will?"
"It is difficult to tell. The waris assuming aoc
the proportions now which no one ever dreamed oft
it could possibly attain when it commenced.
an It is dieffiult to speak confidently of the result and
en until this campaign is over and that of next ten
year has commenced."
an And even then it may be doubtful" so.:
" Certainly! no one can tell with any de
d gree of assurance; these things are wisely
ae hid in futurity; man, in his puny strength, you
cannot penetrate or overrule the designs of "
ht the Creator! God works these things out her
, His ends are not unfrequently accomplished crit
e through the passions and struggles of His the
h creatures. It is tre that in such contests as whi
i that which now desolates our country, we all in L
- have our preferences-this side or that we eons
r pray may be triumphant-this is human na. test
Sture, and it is right, but God alone turns the pose
,e scales, as He rules the destinies of nations tion
y "But do you believe that God does turn me t
it the scales in favor of one or the other side ?" Pm
is "Assuredly, my child!" jndg
d "Then, why does He not indicate His will amo
. before so much desolation is wrought ?" "I
S "That we cannot tell; we must rest satis- cord'
e fed in the assurance that He doeth all things erc3
well; and that He has some wise purpose to said
accomplish in every event that affects our "Y
lives. He will manifest His pleasure at the prey
proper time." rule
"What teaches you this, Colonel Taylor- "N
L science, faith, religion or what?" "N
"All of these combined, my child, teach youn
obedience to God's law and trust in His pur. "N
poses; but there is another principle that in. and
fluences my faith in this doctrine over and "N
above these, or rather which, by the aid of althoi
natural science, enables me to place my trust e'y
in this beliet" brave
"And that i.-" child.
"Reason! The sense of a frst oase, and
a procemss of natural ratiocination." atter
"I believe I anderstand yoa;and yet I Shen
cannot conceive how, anaided by what you gray
term revelation, you can acquire sufficient im
premises to base your reasoning upon." room.
"It is not difecult, my child;but your
religion and mine are different You believe Thbis d
inaf rstcause; sodo I; buthere the Calvin- Lete
istic and the Maglan theory widely divergae. Bef
The doctrine of Zoriaster finds in the subtle. partic
ties of our weak and crooked understanding city.
avenues which please the fancy and impose parole
awe; but its hieroglyphical imagery-evenita nite l
sacred fire, which you worship as the symbol on the
of the creator, to my mind, furnishm no ex- stillli
ample of that broad Christian prineiple which regret
to be right must be reasonable. God has aster.
givena us understandings, and aside from reve-' Thr
lation, we ought to be able to trace the toot. Union
prints of the Deity. In our religion I think loses;
we eqp. I believe we can discove by reason tothe
anly that . n aroltol tbngs o good. He ates wi
leaves to His lite subbjects reewill and free- among
agnmoy; bt He so shapmes the ffatMrs P t men a de.
that good will come of them." wonnd
"If I could only believe so, sir, I emotio
should be much happier; but when W. Gr
you tell me that a Good Being controls hu- whilst
man events, and I see the worse triumphant gallant
evil prevailing our righteousness, what am I friend,
to think? " mortal,
"What does your own religion teach you, weds,
my child?" by falt
"Free agency, and-Fatse! " gallant
"And mine--Faith! " Nor
"Well! my friend, it matters not what name a
form of worship we pursue so that it teaches man ah
as brotherhood and human kindness," said the pap
Zerma laughing. byhis
"No, my child," the old colonel replied, had me
true charity and love are the mainspring of re- Ye
liqog; but we will my no more on this theme name!
lest we eeh try to proselyte the other-and Thehe
then we might grow too earnst in our argu. sorrow 1
ments and too fierce in our zeal." with un
And the good old man looked lovingly on "Lies.
the fur young face, where ingenuousness and That
truth were legible as the day. He eould them w
scarely reoancile it to himself as true what hood m
he had heard about her--shrewd, courageous mained.
and daring! Bowouldsofair and youthhl "Ima
" exterior cove a heart so bold and an intel.Taylor,
ectmsubtle. And yet she hadproven that inlyton
she poseed bohthtes ifaulties He did " Fat
nt dhmow-who cola tal---the eaptle of to?"iq
u ndevelped hde I lEa sn be-1 M I
ath wheh r we been bad lob It.sigast A 01
oa her hear-.bst t had pensteated her h
heart; bt t;' ba s wm su u ol sdl that ofthe A u
IU' r*i Swltaer whees e&all w ebe b tar. a
Iswhieh poo hWch pw gsg*g the bensof d fLo
bed ghdm. a
leads on We will prb hear semethiag mre
aeatdhtyb toeL ,msew s an ,a, ertL t
lake by wmwe mVst" hequised Z .
ined I oM thnak by teessaw night at re.
one ei s the, sa ndtigemes dseu be aimdpeO
ie"ds; "I wender bedMse'anxtmore wI 1be
Iir own "The fonvestmet t etLe el , sodabt-
es has he emnnot aedrd to be dle; quiek maches
a deed and moeesve bows can alone him the e
r; f he Stat This ones aseured, I think the hopes he
go out of the Confedmay will be placed on at lea to
oL Ben. a safe footing."
Paladin But if he lgrs?" I
he qual- "He will hardly do that-it would be ifn h
wd are excusable No general ought to give his no
Ourtesy enemy time to reeuperae when at the head of
emet a vietorious army, and the walth of a State co
the trail open before him." or
of civi- "You think his movements will be quick,
then, ad his blo ws willfaIl hary ?
idZera, "Whyshould they not! There is not in
nerous the Stats a force capable of reeinag him. I
young should not be surprised to hear the thunder me
Yea, I of his eannon even in St. Lois If heap.
predates the situation he will sercely pease
re tthse at Lexington. The rih counties which lay the
sel fell along the Missoui will d hi forage, a ind
hind to their inhabitants will reuit his army."
"I am n military pesom--atg but a it
full of simple girl-and yet I can see that he ought
which to advance without a moment's loss of w
trewn time. His enemies a nowastounded at
so he the results of the engagements already
tinent fought - and a series of milar sieges b
at the will place the whole Stats at his mercy."
tcould "And furnish his eause what they most fi
f ages ed, prvisions and men. The federal cause e
e con- In this tate is like a tower upon whose sum- t
ittered mit the lightning has broken, seattering its I w
wreck fragments over the ground. If time is given w
the builders, they will erect it again more of
Sthe permanent and stronger than ever. But now
g the the opportanity is presented to prevent all hon
am for this, and Price mst sel it or evil will come eli
deft. of it. The Union soldiery is scattered and tt
louse, dispersed, and those in garrison are growing bit
vor of every day disorderly and unfit for duty-in son
kso?" other words they are terrifed, andfor the time exp
discouraged. The council of the ofloers are hum
y are in confusion, and availing himself of these cml
SI circumstances he may asecomplish great look
things, but time will show." Wit]
"I trust sineerely be will adopt the wiser over
ln aing coae," sid Zera, on whom the suggestions to
amed of CoL Taylor had produced a marked efeot. rap:
aoed. "He is considered an able oeer, my dear, Le
result and I believe he will do whatever the best in. con
next terest of the service requir" ever
"I trust so, sir-oh! I do sincerely trust id
so." ion
Sde- 'here is no doubt of it, my child." ring
risly "You served through the Mexican war, did thfe
gth, you not, colonel " porcl
a of "Yes, my dear, but everything is different are
out. here. The course pursued there forms no 'l"m
shed criterion for a campaignan here. AsM o and
His the militry experience that it gives, and an a
t as which is ever valuable the three years service this
Sallin Mexico would not enable me to form just Th
twe conceptions of what ought to done in the con. are
na test that is going on around us. Still I sup. moo
the pose from my ideas of war, and the informs Thee
ia tion which my military experience enables non,
trn me to pick up on reading acoounts of the horse
e ?" present situation, I can form a pretty good the  
judgment of what a campaign ought to An
will amount to." ward
"Indeed I think your views are more in so- house
fi- cordance with the necessities of the Confed. the 1
Sermay, than" some of its generals entertain," aght
to said an la iughing. mead
our "You must not say so, my dear; besides ambuJ
the praising me, you are speaking ill of your fom
rulers." orval
,r-. "Not my rulers, colonel!" pictr
"No, I forgot, you are a sort of crown head Ina
ah yourself! I beg pardon." set A
,ar. "Now, colonel, you are laughing at me !" thron
n- and Zera pretended to be greatly offended. dusk
ad "No, my daughter. I am in earnest, soldie
lof although I spoke the words in jest; but I scre
at envy your subjects their sovereign-good, sound
brave and generous-for you are all these, my low a
child. God bless you !" rr
nd Zera's eyes flled with tears as theold man of a
auttered these words with profound emotion. that gl
i She rose from her at, and smoothing the Beds
so gray hairs back fom his temple kissed broad
at him tenderly, and turning away left the hair
room. damp)
ur CHAPThI angc.
Tbh day, at klet i dL p'. On the mow is in
Let strife coma, an' she will (Otway. morr o
a Before evening on the followingday the full to
I particulars of the suaander had reached the beo
g city. On the first train had come somete Anof the
Sparoled prisoers. These had brought de-. Aa
l. nite intelligence of the twelve days aiege; and W e
ol on the Union aide who had fallen, and who " No
x- still lived to add their own mortification and but I
h regrettothegeneral grief at the terribledia. die."
a aster. 'Be
' Throughout the city, those who were of suely
t- Union sentiment were ineomnsolable at their " Bu
k losses; nor wasthis regretconfined exclusively reach
a to the federals. There were many Confeder. "Ye
I ate who mourned a fHend or brother lost hours y
- ameg thee who had fei on the Unn ifyo
m Amtong the et of the agerusly "hn
wounded, Colonel Taylor saw, with profound don't b
I emotion, the name of the brave Colonel B. and o
an W. Grover. In the feerest of the fght, and "No
- whilst leading his regiment with conspinous again."
it gallantry, the heroic soldier, the steadfast "You
I friend, fell to rise no morae. His wound was your n
mortal, though he lingered for days and sentmen
, weeks, and closed hiseyes at last, surrounded bieedin
by faithful friends, far from the field of his me lie
gallantry. re on n
Nor was this the only one. Further on, a out an
t name appeared which made the brave old tance.
man shiver with awe. 8ilently he handed veryson
Sthepaperto Laura and Zea, who were sitting ltsIc
by his side, and pointed to the name which mypor
Shad made his heart stand stall him a
Yes--there it stood in conspicouos type, a tent.
name! They did not smile as they reed it. Dick?"
SThe heart sunk in their besom with regre-- "Ye,
sorrow brooded over each fae as they read hereton
with andiseg sed emotio the amnmoneeaent: "Oh,
"Lien. I .rrme"I sewuslIvoud " ws.led, ti
I That was all! The injuries he had done pridein
I them were orgotte--the memory of his boy- many sc
I hood and the family friendship alone re- ow and
" I must goand see hisfather," sid Colonel ad wi
Taylor, rising om his seat nd hrryiag rap- not"
inly towardame doear.
"Fathr, mayI go with yo--I bould like eu
Itor"iaqured lnrt makoat
* Ia, my did, yre dy w ran. hi
Ard the herd dag w peeeded to- e
ether on their mdim or emnehth.
tam.h fir- Sliowla ''a .' lW ' t.a wad 0
lameadgm trehab M ss'--BlrWha ws m
bi- n " wilr enl helom. sank
merchee md hi leaiIa vidai euore Ia hise
Iheoper hadhe livedhe yetmight hav b.eem.
I at leaso to our old age."
"s Heaven knows, my o Id blnd, bow deeply
I sgmpaethis in youe aen . I have
Ube . hrried toyo to s smuk. Bat itmqas I
give hi not be as bad after all--the report may be
Sbead of exaggerated?" said Cl Tylr, the D
a B ate consolation which his ov hea taold h,
even while he uttered it, wlas iement G
be - qik, No, read that," end be hdsed he friend
a dispatch which had just been rdeesv It
anotis ra in the wods:
him. I " Warren ha sbn e thtaly wounded, ut
thunder may live for days. He shall want fr nothing.,
fhe ap. "mas "J
ly pas " iGod blm your abcle ad bohey," sid
rhie lay the major, while team of soew wereihm.
age, a ing dowr hi he.
Col. Taylo r's alp quv r uedsesskd, Is
S ita iartryut iteie to g to him?"
a ought "Ye, Mildred and I willsrt in anhour," C
los o was the reply, in broken a raeoe
add at Iwill aoseay yuc." UO
already "You! oh, colome this is too muohl"
r sieges blurted out the old major.
I"" "Why, he is the only son of my lifelong
y mot lend; his boyish pe have led him Into
a cause error, but they esanot detro a fobers vir. (l
a sum- tues and the fridship of thirty years-yes, -
ring its I will go with you," and the brave oldmU A'
Is given wrung the hand of his frend n the oedty
a more of his purpose. em
tt ow While prepratio are going on n that
ret all home of grief r the ourney to the battle.
ill come field-let utand sal, norlook upe sa peo.
od and tae, solllof alPthat makes life's up of F
owing bitterness more wamhed tois te we The '
mty-in sorrows of aisl love are sacred, nor must we
hetime expose to the gaze of the world the dregs of
Sare humiliation tha remain n the cup, when the _
Sthee chalie of woe has been drained. Butle J.us
geat look on another pctmoe in this lierdnrms.
With the privilege of a narrator we may sep
wiser over spe, and point the bey e of ur reade
an to senes which actual life does not present so r
iect rapidly.
Sar, Let us trverse the atree It isna ittle I
n- country city; but tivity prevail on
every hand. The avenue are togo l- he
t o so sldehlke ate crowded, though let with elti
eas. The armed heel of the asvtry-msa
rings on the pavement; the infantry soldier
, did threads the open serat te sopen ptmL The H
porches and gallerie of the pivate resdeno
Sare re thronged with oert d id glaming om
uae a d it of n m every vabnt lot
m and bit o patreland, the white teats of
Mand an army eatch the iaeof the Y, "'ee,
ervie this is Lexington, six dlas ater the battle. J
a just The glare of aries, and ean epaea mans
e con- re seen before eeb teat, gleaning in the .
I sup- moonlight like scattered drops of silver. ma
orma. Thee yo ea the shining muzzle of the can.
sables non, and frther a the long rows of pick tedu
)t the homes, crouching in slumber on tlhe i o
good ther wate. T
•t to Armed sentinels walk backward and w foi
ward before the door o almost every
iac homuse. Off in the dislmm t you i baeldo u
)nfed- the banner of the South waving n the
i," night wind above the batlemern i of the d
menaed fortialeatoans. Here aad there an
i bder ambulance is driven slowly aln or tan
o from its way to give room to a squadron of
cavalry returning bo e ascent. The o e is
picturesque and grand. l
head anpperhamberaofa smsll ri hous,
set apart from the eet, a slit light ama
me " through the sh w d iny m fash out into th
e dusk It is the sick lamber of wounded
nest, soldier. Heavy folds of eh dape ry ob.
Si scaree the window. The soft carpe yieldsno Is
fao, sound beneath the moeg fotstep. O( a waso
Smylow eouch in one orner of the roeo the swv l r m
ferer lays extendad. Itis a young e -that
man of a man scarcely twentýv yea
Sthat gleams whis t nd fr oa s om tm the paow.
the  Beds of pernin ooa s om the siehad
i brosd nd high, nd the lusts of htnut L
the hI r that hang thia opoll t t emps, aus,
damp with the doea of rtal rgany. "
A moan issues from his lips, now so pasl
and c ta ted t hat you would nevemrreog. Y
wow nie in their thin lismens the proud curve r
a thI t oeu drtih~ndg d Ware s yo eahrp anh e. 5e
S tymouth. o YetI is he. Kuohesd the day
t bfor the btte, he w t is mee his-lbath e s
e A form bends above him ad Inqutre in low,
ea rnest tones, e"a I do ehm tah foe elao
ad W arren ?" d o l ythrs o r o u,
S'No, Dick, my life is welal nigh spent;
ad but Iwouldsoliketo see myler before I
dim, die."
"Be calm, Warn, and don't worry ; he wil .U
a ofsurely come."
heir "But in time, Dickl; do ynou think he will
rel reach here in time ?"
r. "Yes, Warren, I think so; you have many P
a bt hours yet to live perhaps you may get ell,
alan if you will only not iet."
"And you hrae foaivm me, Dick ; you
ad don't bear malice for all I have caused you
B. and others to suar ? "
ad "'o, Warren, not a bit; we are good friends
oas again." C.
t " ou have acted noly towards me, Dick ;
a your magnanimity put to ase my pr
nd sentment You fonund me skPieks and
ed bleeding to death; you took me Mad red for
his me like a brother; you have heaped coals of .
freonmyhead. Andnow Iam todiewith.
a out an opportunity of showing my repen
Id tance. I have led an evil lf Dick, but I'm
l very sorry for it But eontrition comes too s
g late, I cannot amendmy deeds; butmy father,
L my poor old father; oh! If I could only hear
him breath foeagivease, I ould die een.
, tent. Doyeauthink he ill be suretoo ame,
It. Dick?"
"Yes, Warren, Iam sure of it: he will be
d here to-night."
"t: "Oh, if he ly wemal" Andthushe '
wled, that strdckea ~ l at down In his
Spride-in th ve ray sirg lie! But how
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