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Vol.V, No. 7. WASHINGTON, I). 0., JULY, 1880.
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' Alice Gray's Sweetest Poem,
Among the beautiful pictures
That hung on memory' wall,
Jonoofaulmo!d forest, "' "
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Tllftt RODIllUth t lift host nf nil .
Not for Its gnarled ouks oldon,
Dark with the mistletoe;
JNot for the violets golden
That sprinkle the yalo below :
Not for the mllk.whJtn linti.a
Thiitlnn.ii frmn flio fi-ntrivivif .i.;A'f
Not for the vines on the upland, !'"'' ' ' ;
Vhero tho "bright red berries rest : i .' w
Nor the pink, nor the palo, sweet cowslips, ..
It seemed to me the best. x-'
1 once had a little brother ,- , .
wim eyes that wore t irk and deep
and unshorn beard and hair ; for there was a large mir-! He has heen traveling as a spy all through our Northern
ror over the flro-nla. AnT nfnnri ,?,, t ,n.w,i ;.: ,i : ?.. .?V i.. V "., .wwtuern.
wondered what impression I should nroduce on that other ! tjint miTiAre nrirl infam n . n t.1 " S.
Miss Fanny when she came. 1m 1; w "u"u u u"Snc-
In the lap of that oldon forest
free us the winds tlutt hinw
...i ii ": vl. i. " ' ..."
in peace aslean.
down ol the thistln.
e roved there the beautiful suminers
The siimmera of long ago. .r
Hut his feet on the hills grew weary,
And one of the autumn days
I mado for my little brother
, , A bed of the yellow leaves.
Sweetly his pule arms folded
My neck in. sweet embrj ce
As tho light of iniuiorfal beauty
Silently covered his face :
And when the arrows of su isot
TTL9d.k'e,d ln f-he trectops bright,
Ho fell In his suint-like beauty,
Asleep by tho gates of light.
Therefore, of all the pictures ;
That hang on memory's wall,
The one of the dim old forest
Seemeth the best of all.
I am a Georgia gentleman, and served in the South dur
ing those four crusicai years which one side calls ''our
late struggle for independence," and the .other stigma
tizes as " the rebellion." In a skirmish, before Freder
icksburg I was taken prisoner, and was sent North with
a squad of fellow-misfortunates to Point Lookout. Thence,
after awhile, a number of us were transferred to Fort Del
aware. During- the jpurney, while the train was running
at slack sneed about fifteen miles fmm ttnlfimn f
aged to jump off of it. I took the leap literally in the
rtnvlr -nn- lrnnminn n.l.n..A T I i l v i .,
.., uun nuwiug iiuic x, yvita gOlUg CO UVI1U, 101' it WR5
growing dusk, and the day was the 2nd of February,
rPhfr rone ennnr ti-Ati flA ....1 j y ..- -1 -i
v. ,... ,i uvru iud jjiwuuu, uuu j. Hiippea as 1 , mv
Schick tne tracic, roiling over and over until I brought up ; "NotUin.
Miss Fanny when she camo.
Presently tho door opened. A small blonde woman en
tered. She was about twenty-five, with a pleasant face;
She looked as frightened as-1 felt myself to be. Closing
the door carefully, she came up close to me without a
'Who are you ?" sho said trembling.
"Madam," I answered, "I am Maior Danfferfield. of
vTo io5?erat Senico' X kno" mm fW Jfwi to to go, drawing Colonel Lewi's outside the parlor door inS
be a lady very good to our poor fellows at Point Lookout. J the passage. "I don't want to be disaCTeeablo ?n rV
tO ask-VOlir JinVlOfi ' Lnwis. hut i-Ma dafwaoTi mtt.n1..i.S 4-K ti':
iso; mo puiiuetnau on
answering the description'
uoor. i tell von hp
have come here to inoniro nhnnk Mibb fonnw TT '
such person been here, Mrs. Lewis? "
"No, sir," said the inexperienced equivocator, with a.'
tremble in her tone.
"Have you had no stranger here this evening?" per
sisted the visitor.
The answer was inaudible.
"One word with you aside, Colonel," he said as he rose .
.to see my sister -in-law. You have run yourself into the
greatest danger. My husband, C61. Lewis has just re
ceived a staff appointment here under the Major-General
commanding Baltimore, fie does not allow me to have
anything to do with treason or disaffection. He is a Fed
, T"I.V,eg yur Pardnj madam," J said, taking niy hat :
'I will go away at once."
"No, no," she cried, wildly, running to the windbw as
the bell rang. "It's too late; I hear my husband. That's
him on horseback, with his nrr?orlv TTo lo nnl V.n
in Baltimore a few hours, and Fanny was sent away
ouucu uotore ne came, uo m there quick !" she added,
as a man's footsteps sounded in the hall.
She opened au inner door, and I entered a sort of large
closet or store-room . It had no window, but was lighted
by a kind of fancy lattice-work at the top of the partition
that divided it from the sitting room. Besides the door
through which I entered, it had two others. I softly tried
them both, and found then! fastened. Tne place was a
sort Of ante-rodm..now used sis a. at-nra oi t- i,
shelves in it, and trunks and packing cases, broken arti
cles of furniture, linen laid tin in lavanm. onu;
dresses hung on pegs It was lighted by a glimmer of gas
from the Sitting-room.
"My darling Fanny ! said a yo.fce; and I heard kisses
Kisfees as natural as if the man hnrl boon o fiu.,n;,,
i and not a blood-thirsty Yankee, whom 1 was bound to
. lint-! 4-. iniiivA iMil 4An!
cause you would not like a domiciliarv visit fmm fbo n. '
vost marshal "
"Thank you, thank you. But I am sure you arexiriis- ;,
taken. Mrs. Lewis is a lady of unspotted loyalty. If i"
there is anything wrong, it is the servants who are corf-' K
"Colonel Lewis," said fcherMsitor, in a stage whisper ' '
"I don't like to destroy y our confidence in Mrs. Lewis'
but the gas was lighted in your parlor before the blinds
were down, and the policeman, saw him with Mrs Lewis
standing on the hearth-rug I hope you'll find it all as v
right as you expect, I'm sure." '
The Colonel walked to th front door with his visitor
and came back into the sitting-room. I knew that he was '
thinking, "There was no way of exit from this room but
by the door that I came in by-or the closet. She has -the'
man ,in there." . .
"These local politicians are both low-bred and imperti-"
nent," he; said, as he came back to her. 'There would
not be a man with a good coat on his back at large in
Baltimore, if all their denunciatio us were listened to. ;
Fanny, he thinks ill of you. He say s there is a policeman
watching ourfront door."
"Oh, Arlhur," cried poor Fanny, 'I love,you so dearly, 'J
indeed I do, and perhaps you will not belieye me I Oh,
why. did - Did he say they would be sure to hang that J
man, that spyf if they arrested him ? " ,-: .-,
" Yes, "and; most justly. A spy deserves no mercy."
vui uui, AiTiiur, luiuk 01 Anare."
It was the fitte '?
IT Uilli CUU1U 1L oe f
ruB V " " jY f oiuiwiuuiiwiH ana saw cue knew, fiom tho tremble in her voice.
;.?" "i y ? s uasmnA loun? a ourve m I deceiving her Colonel. I think.
r. mTu- 6afcUWCU "Jraei1 u ana lea my lace to- ppro-ived that something lay
ward Baltimore. f t, fftl llA HM llftf 1
Atff.r wRllrmo' n. fVw milcc T
-a v ui -llkk lvj n & uiiii mid&ii . iiu it tp- .. s. . f z . i. i . i - . ... .. j k . .
)t our prisoners to Miss Fanny Lewis, 1S4 T honn mv WnnV n 1,7 f,,. &. u? won. , uiguc uou reuiemoer now cruel i was to that poor little' '
. Baltimore. As I walked on 1 Z$. 2,2 1 tJSuFI f ,dnny' y0U bave had uothin to do wi f yellow oat. lb seems something like murder."
address over. I had no irW wim wt.i'i7LnnfF s! .j...,!,, "Fanny, this is too foolish," said her husband.
, nor, for that matter, had mv M VpZ ' ?u.lT?. ' ?1?UI8 Wlte' vehemently, with an ' "I know it, I know it," she replied. "But 1 reallv be-' "'
, thouch thevwereinthehabitofnddrnbo; ' r""r '.Tr oeen so very eare- lieve I should lose my reason if I had to do the same '
according to the prison etiquette, as "My dear cousin." : inrthe nl wl SiZS u V?!- - thing over again.''
Tiiey only knew she was acharitable lady whosent boxes of the Confederate service hidden iii riSi SSS i 7 ' f y? i i .?' . you torfet,;(vourself. r
f good food and castcoff clothing to the prisoners, while broke nmsTtXnS Stire oIoset' nusi member my duty, whatever you do." v
they in return made rings for her out of their coat buttons laid wS?tto1ftS wonl ftf ft lowe.r t0ue' ' n Aftei;th tu?f s silence befcwee tliera- At length
and inlaid them with mother-of-nearl nut from H,m,S. f r" lJV. La ! ,,renfc ncceut' r woald ot compromise you . the husband said : .
..t,".. i.-., . ... .- , " I uave a long report to write to-nhrht. Fannv. and'ao-
iv iij .J : ! riwi I'liimi net r ft -- nA A-. t i a -- . .
I entered Baltimore
imon t.hft univnrnnlihv
? of IMnon takos i hor 5y, i"'Wll"0d o umil I STv H?t Sf IX," ,)T r ?,e.cs-. .. ",y."-;." ored. submissively, I hoard keys
iouna mysen, aoout nait-pasfc u o'clook, in what seemed a i fiio m fisii V.. i tt vA.rWVJU 1UW i Jus"uS IU "or uusKec s sue movea across tne lloor.
fashionable quarter of tho city. Pwintiv I rSd a pphtioiaus of this; "No, Fanny," said 'her husband, stopping her-; I
church a Roman Catholic Church, I presumed, from tho m ., bnhnArJwi rn. I V- ' x Vf ems a poIlce may waut soniefcDlnS from he closet. Leave met your"
cross upon its frout-aud I obsorvethat several adies ff iL !f r? ,?? J M r s0?10, tunp $ to tGli thi key-"
who came out of it had prayer-books with rii crosses in fYw 5 pf ClS a S as u,y arm " You wiU kU1 yurao,f wifch hard ork Le us both
their hands. I knew well onoughthat thelto man St4o 2 fvJvf 2SnL! ,f w?m,?.a woul,d ? stick fast S lov0-"
lie population of Baltimore was SouUieraTTw "No, no," said the-Colonel. " Go yourself jyou have
at d almost to a man. I followed those ladies and nnn ' 4i S1" k ta"uy mc,autfay harm," said tho wfe, a headache." . ' '
trived to stop them ton$? Zl I K& nwed sfe Si t Rf P1ftom blVfc " t " Nc A,rfchur'" she "" "" you sifc upj-P wiii
eluded thov felt I m .. mnMm? w , a'Z j V,aVas aocd. She used to get lots of letters : hut I stay, too " . '
were not itiduoncdd by the clothes philoaophv i asked nl JTJZ:! .. . , , ' "S. i? of no use, Fanny,"
mom to ten me tiie way toJteade stroet. Thoy gUvo me I
olnnv. lint; ln-inT Un(-W.iif T ,..nrn4 n-... !.!. 1 II 1 1
w . M uvviitvto. i iiwbw jjij uao uuu waiueu
on, striking into shadow whenever I could, and fearing
the glance of a policeman. I made my way to Rende
rr, muu tu uii uii. io was a uouso stand- Voi v delicate oi T l,av wrSffn.,
r ..-,.. , . . VVUWUl.HUUli, y.,
:II the nrismiK nnr. ii- rni-wnw f mv . 14-...,. .t.i. . . Ai. .1
--"- ..-.---.- ,,. ,..,... yuw imwHws tunc may ni cue uuwr,-
pass tUrough their hands, and if any do arrive you had Ho laid his hand upon tho door handle of my place of
better bum them without reading them unless you know confinement. For half a moment he hesitated to turn it
the handwriting," I heard Fanny sob. I think sho caught him by the arm. !
Hero came aloud ring at the front door. Tho Colonel . "Lot me go, Fanny," he said, impatiently. "I must
and his wife moved instantly apart, and a man came iuto You had bettor go away."
tinST' i . n . J lie threw the door wide open. Tho gaslight streamed
Mii?iQJ?Tainff,nColon?K. G..?d Wnin& wartam- I i in from tho sitting-room. She rallied al her strength S
oallQd to tell you. Couonel. that there's a danam-niis ni.nr. mi ?n nt..i fe u v"u
actor at large in Baltimore a rebel agont on secret eer-.t Nothing met their eyes but the" dresses, the shelves tho
viceand the provost marshal has civon strict mtltn mwsnf nUwn.,ri trv0 ii umvn r. ..' it
mg iii a garden a little back from tho street, and an alloy I
uu moun "u " wi cue. ioc. An ansu servant answored
my summons. That was a good omen. Irish servant
girls wore all sympathizers in their way.
"Can I see Miss Fanny Lewis for a moment?"
"JNo ; Miss Fanny's sent off gone away. Tho master
Maybe our qther Miss Fanny would do
is como hobie.
"Let me'soo ?ter," I said.
Sho opened the dqor of a sort of library or side sitting
room, turned up the gas, and loft mo there. I looked at
my torn clothes, my browned hands, my haggard face,
TTmi Z . V i.i , s """6 , ". " ic is ot no uso. aony."
"lhat is, she did not toll voti all she did." sn?l . pi c of:ii t w;n fo iJn
..i iru iv- t ri.i- -r i , . I 7:"r'KVk stm "" aj -"
uiii. m , wmr, i um ooiigea to ner, torn half r hear lIC I am going to sit up," said the Colonel, " B want
is true she, was steeped in petty treason, Mo?t of it was my slippers." ' Tr
iuuiihu uyusuuse no gooa to tno causo she wanted to t " hot me get them," she cried, eagerly. "Sit down.'?
servo. Uor imprudence has made rav own nositinn iwm ""NTn. T'U rat. timm vCoiP tiit ; fi, n'T,
I . - i - . " --... w i .ivi - p fn'w -. aiwv - W.l tatW AAA UUD UU NHi., I
to the commanders of , know. Is it locked ? No, I see that it is not : the kev is
secure him. If they catch him the v will hlinwTn I ,, CniDP w," iuJ""?' ?
havo '"i l
aohinrrtYin cinna T 1 j.t,i... .
She anSWOred: but I i Storv. And thfi mftn who ravA him tin !y11 .nrv,nn i. i
that Shfi vh nnncorl linfft flom " - '
tOO. thafc llB nrolinhlv ' fThiR iS nllilfliofinocc imr mMi n-!fn Tir.,1J 1.1 .
concealed under her "noth- J have had West Point taken by' the British, Arnold tri-
sw fii hn rri tuf' Z t u.r, 'l"vur? "Ci ""f mui- esataown, t umpnant ana rewaitied, Washington condemned as a tmi-
i ... . .. - -; -r ""j v... K.mu.imu x uuuK uo arew ner rownrn him ' it nn ' w -
ryffiK ofcourse noV' she sobbed. "Oh, Arthur -
had noinoney and felt faint for want of food: but I'kuoNPWvoSN?? JV adi a wor537gday. when I was a child our tat had four yellow kittens. They"'
that Baltimore was a sort of outwork to the Southern eveffinir k i sofder ii hk deS 'n S1?16? 1 Hved ?ndeDihfi Poroh and were verv - But one of
Confederacy, and that I was likely to find aid and svi na- n?5 5, J ' w ffJ f dePaitmeut, and that busi-; them trusted me and used to come out to me, and I
thy amonglt' its women ; while taw ffkewSse S Z0'n K&fSS Itlays f was holding it in my arms one day when our hired rnai
had better steer clear of any men I met, as most of those ,q about it illPdw HW kwI fS1 po lt,ciaus cane to ?? ,al1 Dloody. Wlth his axe in his hand $ my J '
who favored the Confederate cause had gone already into , scree, "so Snmhfdfui Por J L?UJn been ?? in' J11011 ,8a d m"sfc b .lled aud be had cufe & 'thS
tho Southern army. b y . 2 flLi0, V"1?" dui hafc , due t0 ayposiUon ! , heads of the other three kittens, and I gave him mine-Y
a i nr ,. T . kuu ouqlucu ivu ut&vc utt:ii nirHVHr firmirp cnmnthinn. 11...1 1 1 1-. i.. i.i :i. t ts . - i-
jlu romt L.ooROiit 1 nacl observed several .letters direct- fan) Mv f i i-; pTZ . r-T" -v"'"s " "M t.o iu x wuko up even now sometimes .at
ea oy some
v 0 ...w "-i vw ,.v- .. ......, .viW oirtuuuif; opiHHSlCO CU6 .