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I " . All in Vain.
I We watch for the feet at the garden gate,
With eyes that are almost dim,
And our hearts are sore from tho crqel fate --'
! That for years Bas learned us to watch and wait?
( For joys that will never begin.
Wer cling to- the links vf the broken chain
W.th tho tenderness of love,
And watch with a hope, as^the'bright days wane/
That at last we can gather them up again
In thc fields that bloom above.
There are loved ones dear whose *lips-we pross
To our own, in our bitter*woe ;
For we never knew, as their years'grew"'l?sai '
And the sweet eyes* closed we had learned to bless,
We had ?vcr loved them so.
And we watch from tho c?holcss, pathless shore?.
For a hand to clasp our own, ,
As they did in the beautiful days of yore ; .
But now they hare strayed thro' the golden door,
And kneel at their Father's throne.
And we lift our voice and call in vain
On the ones who went before,
Bat their ears are-closed; and-oar-^earrand *pain.
Will never be soothed by their smiles again, ?
On the other and better shore.
For we would not Hst to tho truths they told
r .With their trcmblipgjtearfamyea/ i 1 ?j
AnoVo?r sinful be?rti were cold- so cold,
That our souls will never with joy unfold
In the light of Paradise !
HE AND I.
11 Candidly, do you believe in love'o?.Srst
sight, Amy ?" .
A youan; man asked the question, looking
up from- the novel he was reading. And a
young girl, probably his cousin, blushed as
she replied, "She did not know."
I forgot what ?IEO passed. They were-only
fellow-travelers in & railway carriage. My
friend, Mrs. Murray, who was taking me to
her home, called my attention to some place
of interest we were passing, and the young
man resumed h?3 book.
But the question recurred to mo y and as I
leaned back in my corner I tried to answer it ,
for myself, and to solve a little mystery that
Three times had I met a gentleman, a
hf.ndsome }'ouhg man, tall, dark, ard listless.
We had never spoken^ but his notice of me
had attracted my attention. At a ball he
followed me about, chaDged color when our
eyes met, but did not seek an introduction.
At a concert he stared me almost out of
countenance, yet grave almost respectfully.
At a pic-nic-tho last time I had seen him
-he was happy, laughing and talking till he
saw me, when his manner became constrained,
and in a few minutes he left the party.
There was a strange fascination ia his
large dark eyes, and 1 wondered if I should
ever meet him again.
He must have had some reason for noticing
mc ?o strangely, for I was not pretty. No,
no I It could not be love at first sight, could it ?
* yt * * * * '*?
We arrived at The Meadows late in the
?vening, i Airs.- Murray introduced me to her
daughter Lydia, a lady some fifteen yenrs old
er than myself. Mr. John was married, and
had the rectory. George, the eldest son, was
Mrs. Murray and my mother had been school
friends, but had been separated for years, and
so were comparative strangers till they mot
again in society, and Mrs. Murray asked nie
to spend two or three months with her in thc
country; to recruit my streugth after the fa
tigue ot' a London season.
Tbe day after our arrival Lydia showed me
over the house and grounds. Harold, Mr.
John;s eldest child, eight years old, came
The conservatory door was locked. .Miss
Murray left us to fetch the key. Harold re
mained talking. . .
' "I shall have this horrid old 'place, polled
down I"' he said, pulling at some ivy that clus
tered roond 'the turret: . ne looked ht me as
though expecting an answer, then rosumed :
" Pa says, if he has it he shan't stay at tho
church. He shall pull this down ; if he don't,
" But this is your uncle's place," said I.
"Myuncle-! ' He worr't live long. My ma
says uncle George is r. bad man, a wicked
-man. Don't jourthink_he is a wicked Uian?:'
" No," said I, though Ekn?w nothingof Erb.
"Little boys^-?^begar? impressively ; but
his aunt returned and the convection ended.
"The place would be very different if poor
Georg? were here,'' said Lydia, sadly.
" Does he never live hen; V I/b.quireJ.
Miss Murray looked at me "eerily. Livo
here!' No; never. He stays fora week or
"Perhaps some day he will rnvry and
" Never 1" said Lydia, stopping lo pick a
flower. ?' Have yon not heard about him ?"
"Heard what?'' said I.
" I shall not be a raven, and tell you. You
will leam soon enough."
Harold waa standing in the doorway look
in? back at us. He had large brown eyes,
and something iu them made mc fancy I tad
seen him before, though I knew I had not.
So there was a secret in the family-some
mystery about the eldest son. Perhaps 1 was
wrong, but I did wish to fiud it out.
I hod becu at The Meadows nearly a month
before ac opportunity occurred. Then I paid,
a visit to the rectory, taking my work, that I'
might spend the day there. Mrs. Murray. I
fancied, g?t tired ot having to entertain .me,
and Lydia liked.to.have some time to herself.
Mes.-? John and! were friends, sd" could
speak freely to each other. t
M Are you cnga?red ?" said Mrs. John9. * .
"No," said 1, fancying sho alluded toan
opal and diamond ring I always wore.
" Some girls are s? young.. How old arc
" Eighteen. Not so very yoting."
" No, not so very young, s:itd Mrs. John
meditatively. " I was only seventeen when I
c; That was very young to marry."
" 0,1 was more than that when I married.
Mamma could not heir the idea-a second
son, you know. It was not a good match
then, but I always said I would marry for
love. Now they are pleased enough, f>r poor
George is really nobody; only he keeps John
out of the place at present. Eventually Ha
rold must have the estate. It is entailed."
'.But there is an elder brother?" .said L
""To my husband ? Yes-; but since that
affair of his he will never marry, and Johu
comes next. Sad affair that ! I always pity
Mr3. John said this very comfortably,- in
th-i same way ono pities a tradesman for hav
ing to reduce the price of his goods, while
rejoicing in the opportunity of buying them
m Is he very unhappy ?"
As I said this I hated myself for askiug it.
I know if I had been right (as some would
say "commonly honest") I should have de
clined to hear anything Lydia would not tell
mc. Like a good child I should have said,
" Thank you, I must not listen. He would
not'like it;" but 'mis?re !' as a French friend
of mine used to exclaim, I am one of Eve's
true daughters, and the temptation was irre
sistible. I yielded to curiosity.
?Well, yes," -said Mrs. John,-"for tte
world ls not charitable. Of course we know
th? truth, and we don't really condemn him,
But ho takes it to heart, (perhaps to coneci
erice, and.that is as bad,) though it ma
shadow after all-it may be." f, "
Mrs. John emphasized ^he last.three
and hes; straight lips again.made acorre
jug lib? ta'Che faint straight eye-Brow
met over ber noso, and .'disappeared 1
the set curls arranged neatly on either i
" It is a pity ho should mini a shad
I spoke awkwardly, conscious of tresp
oh a forbidden subject.
'J Mrs.^ John looked up at me. "T th
all the world knew his history," she
"quite romantic it is, and sad. Ton
he was a surgeon. Before his'father hs
property left him by his brother, the
were brought up to professions.. My hu
j.to church, to take this living. George
?fo 'he a surgeon, so he became one
r ifever, too, I believe, very clever. We
had good expecti.tious, so w?3 in a gooc
of society ; aud in the course of his prs
th?ta young'lady whom he liked: in
fell in love with her. I suppose she reti
the affection, for they were engaged*(Ch?!
before I was married.) Well, Miss Ch
Col.. Ch?st?r's daughter, was rich ; at
her father was rich ; the estates were lt
will in": this'way : if Cot. Chester died
out boys, butlcaving a daughter,'that dt
ter might inherit it ; bot if there was a
all landed property was to g? to theson,
ever young; and ouly some dower to bc
to Miss Chester. An unlucky kind'ofarri
menty wasn't it ? Well, Col. Chester h?<
this one daughter till he married again ;
:he had one son. Well, that child was
aftfer George was engaged to Miss Che
arid when it whs a year, or "perhaps eigh
months old, it became ill-some childisl
ness-and the child died."
-1 echoed Mrs. John's interjection, "We
" Well, don't you see,: George had attei
to it. Was it not awkward ? George
never been a favorito with the Colonel,
he be?a'?he suspicious, and had his presi
lions looked at. aud tho matter judged by
Cr physicians, fot Colonel Chester is ac
man, and just mad at losing the Child. 1
say it was right enough, quite right-mee
men always hang together, you know
the child had not died of any acute disci
it had died of an over dose of medicine.*
was, of course, the chemist's fault, but
see- how it stands-awkward forpoor Geor
1 " He could not help it," said I.
" My dear, he was there three times a i
to see the child, (nud Miss Chester) and
child died; thc littlechild died. Thc wi
is nct'charitable !"
" Nor are you," thought I, but I only s
"And Miss Chester!"
" Her lather told George what he suepec
of him. He, of course, pave her up on
spot. I dou't know what became of 1
George will never marry, impossible: but
wanders about ?ike a ghost, and I do pity h
It was a great temptation for a young D
without means, ile had not succeeded
The Meadows theu, you know. It wa
t: A little child !" said I.
Mrs. John seemed surprised and 1
alarmed ut the distress I could not help ft
iug, so probably betraying ; in justificatiot
herself ?he added :
"It was very awkward for him-very-a
people wil! judge; and, my dear, thc i'aot
main?,* whether it was the chemist orno
said Mrs. John, before laking up her ba
fi'om the sofa, wher? it had been slcopii
" The fact remains," s*id Mrs. John, stroki
baby's ruddy cheek and fut arm, " though 1
bies live through a great deal, this little ch
Two shadows fell' across the window. M
John had turned to take her baby to the n
scry, and did not observe teem till she w
just leaving the room. Then she said, " Ti
ot'an angel, aud you are.^uretoseeits wing
Sue stood in the doorway a moment, nnd ti',
d jd and smiled before closing the door a
retiring. Her husband entered the wind
that opened to thu lawn. After him cai
another gentleman. I looked up, and rece
nized thc; mysterious gentleman of the cc
cert, the ball and thc picnic.
" Ah J Miss Christensen !'' said Mr. Jol
" let mc introduce1 you to my brother Georj
.This young lady is at your bouse, Geor>
'with your mother."
Mr. Murray bowed, and his color chang
as he watched me collect- ruy work and ma
rials, and prepare to leave thc room.
fi Pray dont let me frighten you away,"
said, " T shall be home soou." 1
Thcj were ?uch common p!.-.cc words, h
i my face cri ai stoned, and I was glad when Mi
John carno in. She was smiling most aile
tionately, apparently hud forgotten the co
vcrsation that I would kara ;-iven anjthii
not to bavosbaicd. She ro''ood ray couf
sion, but did not know I had met him bsfor
nor did fhe notice that his hand trembl
when at parting it touched mine, but it di
I knew now whoso eyes I had recogniz
when I saw Harold.
When! returned'home, Mrs. Murray w
?xp?cting her son, foe his man aud lugga;
were there already.
"It is just like him," said Lydia; he com
and 'goes like Will o'-tile-Wisp ; perhaps y<
?nay induce him to stay a little longer tl
Attain I blushed.
"Did IotTend you. dear ?" said Lydia, kin
.ly,.and she pnsaed.hor acm around my shoul
er?, and we walked up and down the terra'
: together. .
&No,Ji f aid I, ?"' uot in the least ; .if I infl
enc: Mr. Murray at all, it will bo to drive hi
; .Then I told her of our meetings, but
course I was careful in what I said, "ide
very siraugc and moody at times, my deai
youunust not notice him."
In thc evening he came home, but he w
not, strange or moody, and duriDg the who
six weeks ho stayed, I Lund bini rather tl
reverse-pleasant^kind, considerate. He wi
always waitiug on his mother, going abot
with Lydia, and rather avoiding me, btill iu
kind, gentlemanly way. So matters went o
till one evening I stood on thc lawn, with b
by in thy arms. It was a glorious sunset j ti
brothers refunmd from their walk, and ca?
to my side Mr. George Murray had, a ros
bud in his hand, and. held it to the child. Th
little thiug laughed and talked to it in bah
fashion, and. stretched out her little baud :
take it from him. Her hand touched hi
He trembled, dropped the hud and turne
away. Mr. John was good-natured, and,
believe, .sincerely fond of his brother ; ho toe
thc child from my arms, smiledsynipathizinj
Ty at George, and ran into the house "to h
wife, who had been spending the whole da
with us. Mr. George lookod very handsotr
with th.-; sunshine lurking in his soft, gloss
beard, t ho rest of his faco in deep sbado
from the broad brim of tho felt hat he woi
pressed close on his brow. I was sorry ft
him, but I did not dure break the silenc
though it was awkward, and we were quii
alone. We dmc back to. thc house side b
side ; as we passed the drawing room windo
we heard Mrs. John's cold voicesny precisely
" Any one would think they were lovers I
Ho looked keenly in my face. I am afrai
a blush was there. He passed on to the 1
brary ; and when I arose the next morning
h?ard that he wasgone. Lydia wasdistreBse
and out of spirits. Wc wandered togethe
over the house and grounds, and walked wit
Airs. Murray to the rectory, where she alway
j spent the first days of George's absenci
. When wc returned, I went with Lydia to he
brother's room to j nt away the many prett
, things she had arreuged to welcome bi m who
I he came hf mc.
''He I i not stayed so loDg for years,
said Lydia, as she disconsolately collected th
pipes that hadH been left' scattered.bn'.s side
?fable;' <rI cant' think what sent him away so
soddenly, poor fellow." " - ^ " '
. \ I'did not speak ; I dared notTtell her Mrs.
JohnVremarks then. So I-aat, idly looking
from tho window,^, and Lydia busied herself
with,.the dressing table. .There were some
papers there, Jeft all together just as they had
peen sorted ont.to take. Mr. George must
have gone off in a hurry at last, and so have
forgotten th??i. ' Lydia looked through them
listlessly, sayin'g, " Perhaps' ? must send them
on." Suddenly her hand stripped turning the
crisp leaves, and an exclamation hurst from
her lips. I rose and looked over her shoulder.
In her hand she- held a small square paper,
that might once have been a leaf -inf a sketch
book. Ou it a girl's head-had been.roughly
drawn in pencil. The ,hair waved off the.
temples, the eyes looked up anxiously, plead
'ingly. ' The lips'were silently apart. Round
the throat & tittie ribbon was tied, and on the
Tibbbn' hung a' srnall locket. "Beneath the
drawing the letters " D. C." were written, and
these two words, "Kyrie -Eleison." It was
not ar artist's sketch - it was the drawing of
a hand that loved. Lydia held up the sketch,.
.and placed her finger, on the looking glass be
fore us. The reflection waa reproduced in
the sketch. I turned away, for it was my own
r?fl?ctio'ri that I saw, ?Dd I was sorry to have
-stumbled on another of his secrets. But my
heart bounded, and a new life seemed to come
to my soul. "Lydia put her arm round'me
and kissed me. ; tL j 1
."My dear, a red roje; mind, a fall, rich
I crimson rose, from the second standard ia 'ie
. largo conservatory, and your long waite
It was Lydia that spoke ; she had come to
bid me good by for the afternoon. She was
called from home, she said. I must excusa
Ker and try t? amuse myself. ? bright bloom
was oh her cheek, and she looked quiteyoung
again, though she was dressed soberly in black
with only a violet ribbon to relieve it. These
delicious hours of solitude, if solitude it could
be called 1 No, no ! it was life! new life! a
holy future," lu.a sweet uncertainty and shad
owy brightness. One figure, one face, in a
thousand reflections, precluded tho .idea ol
solitude. I was companioned by the future.
The evening came so quickly. ' I must dress
for Lydia's return. Tue rose* was plucked. I
was fastening it in my hair when 6he came
softly to my room. She had been' crying,
though evidently she tried to compose herself.
"My dear." she said, drawing me down to
; the sofa at her side, " do you think we are rc
sponsible for the evil v/e unconsciously bring
' " Certainly not." said I, my mind going to
George and his mistake. '
She lent her head on my shoulder, and a
tear dropped on my hand, as she whispered
"[ have done you a real wrong. I have
been a Judas to you, and betrayed you bv a
I did not know myself or my weakness ;
actually I wus ill. Mrs. Murray and Mra.
John thought I bad taken cold. Lydia knew
differently. She kept my secret and nursed
me kindly. When I was recovering she told
me it was Miss Chester's portrait I had seen ;
D. U. was not Dora Christensen, but Delicia
Chester. It wn? my resemblance to Mis-; Ches
ter that had bronght me so-much notice from
Mr. Murray. 1 iimoJ mysnif for tho mistake.
and wv hatred only increased the.evil. ;JFor
weeks I lay ill at The Meadows.
Lydia would blaine herself for showing mri
the portrait. But we both felt thal there is a
mystery in sequence-circumstance rn-ist fol
low circumstance. Ono link car.nri* bc suv
cted in the cliain of fate. And the weary
days of illness and cotivalescnco passed on,
and alter a time my mother took me across
the channel to Dieppe. We were en route
for Geneva, but I was weak, and wc waited
at Dieppe lor a few days to rest. We used to
watch thc steamers come in. it was thc au
tumn, and there were not a great many pas
sengers. As the boat neared the shore th':
day before we intended to leave, I recognized
a pair of dark eyes louking up ht me. Mr.
George Murray was on board. I fain tod.
When I recovered, Lydia was, bending over
me, iud though we were in an open carriage
in the public road, she kissed me as .she said :
" Silly girl !"
Wu did not leave Dieppe that day. In th..
>. evening Lydia and I walked ont together, to
have a chat, sho 6aid, about old times; but
that was sctt'ecly ber intention, for when we
were alone together she was unusually silent.
We were on thc pier. I sat down to rest, aud
Lydia with some unintelligible excuse, left inc.
I kaned against the parapet, watching a boat
come in. Thc tide was. dead ahead ; the wind
only a cross wind, so the task of bringing hot
in was not an easy one. It was only a fish
ing boat with four men in it. Each had an
oat- ; ?tili, as they passed -the crucifix at ti
ther side, each raised his hat and sigucd the
cross upon his breast, and seemed to breathe
" Do they lose or gain by that act ?"
I started so when I hear the question. It
was Mr. Murray who'pu't it. "
" They lose a wave," said I. " Is a ques
" They believe they gain. It may bc super
stition, still I think their, is some reality
in their idea. The loss is a gain. . The boat
is a trifle longer-each mau is nearer to his
I did not understand, for my . brain was
stupid, and I felt ashamed at seeing him
again j but he said no more about tho boat
or the merl, though we watched them out of
sight. Then he sat down at my side. I felt
his brown eyes on me; but what passed next
I eau never write. It is only-' for him and
mc Tue minutes passed on, each bearing
away a pain from my heart. Ile told me he
had come to Dieppe on purpose to seo ^ne,
and with thc remainder of his life endeavor
to banish the remembrance of the mistake
that had cost him so much. And I could
only weep and weep, till Lydia came back to
put his hand in mine, aud ask if I would bc
It is all told now. A month after we left
Dieppe, and were married by special license
before he took me home to The Meadows a,s
his wife. Mrs. Murry was glad to welcome
me, and have her eldest boy near her, happy,
though Mrs. John was not so pleased ns she
might have been. Aud George and I talk
freely of the past ; and I, too, have learnt tc
sympathize in Miss Chester's sorrow, wher
she wrote those two sad words beneath tbt
sketch Colonel Chester permitted him to lak<
from her a few days before her death.
Some day I am to travel, and stop in Ma
deira, to visit the English cemetery and set
her grave. Still he carries thc sketch ; bu
the mystery is gone between us, and we an
very strangely happy-he and I. He doe
not tremble at my baby, though often I sei
the little fingers twioe round his; indeed,
think he likes to feel the strange, soft toucl
of baby's cheek against his own.
The Radical papers are eagerly seeking h
manufacture a sensotion about the allegei
Ku-Klux Klan in the South, attributing t
them several outrages which have recently oe
curred in that section, and the late murde
of Mr. G. W. Ashburn, in Columbus, Geo
who "is said to havo been a member of th
Georgia reconstruction convention. There ai
pear3 to be a strong desire to inflame th
Northeru people afresh at this time agains
the South, making the whole r mmunity ret
ponsible for tho alleged crimes of a very at
surd organization, ar ' ' ying ut tho doors <
that organization evc.j act of violence au
outrage which occurs inany part of the Soutl
whether there is nay proof that mcmbei
(real or imaginary] of the Ku Klux Klan ha
anything to do with it or not.
M Washington News abd Gossip.
QUALIFICATION OF JURORS.
The Bill in relation to the qualification of
jorors, which has passed Congress, is as fol
JBe-.it enacted, &c., That no person shall be
held-.incompetent to act as a juror upen any
KErjUtfl jury, by reason of having formed or ex
pressed an opiuion upon the matters tobo'
submitted to such grand jury for investiga
tion, founded upon public rumor, statements
in public journals or the common history of
the times, provided hebe otherwise compe
tent^ Und upon his oath declare, and it appear
to tho satisfaction of the Court that, notwith
standing such opinion, he5 can and will act
impartially upon tfare malters to be submitted,
and, true presentment make according to the
evidence ; but the Court may, in its discre
tion, set aside any such person.
SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That in
tri?is for offences against the United States,
no pherson shall bo'held to be' incompetent to
act as a juror by reason of having formed or
expressed an opinion upon the guilt or inno
ceneb of the accused, founded upon public
rumor, statements in public journals, or the
common, history of the times, provided he be
otherwise competent, and upon his oath de
claro, and it appear to the satisfaction of the
Court that, notwithstanding such opinion, he
can and will impartially try the accused upon
the crime charged in the indictment or infor
mation and a true verdict give upon the evi
dence to be presented upon the tria^l ; bat the
Court may, in its discretion, set "aside any such
juror." . _" * . . j
Of this Bill, the Washington correspondent
of the Baltimore Sun says : " It is understood
that-this Bill wa3 framed with express refer
ence to the case of Jefferson Davis, ft will
be remembered that Judge Underwood testi
fied before the Judiciary Committee that it
would be impossible to convict Mr. Davis
without.the jury was picked, and this Bill
taking away the right.of challenge from the
defence, nothing will be easier than, under
th?'auspices of .Judge Ui derwood, tc (in his
own language) 'pack a jury' that would con
vifctJ-fliri Davis of any crime under heaven.
Ai a part "of this long delayed but still
cherished scheme of vengeance on the head
of Mr. -Davis, a new indictment has been
lately- .found against him by Judge Under
wood's grand jury-an indictment skillfully
draw^i up by astute Radical lawyers in this
cityjjwith tho Bettled purpose to convict. Sen
ator^ of thc United States have not scrupled
to s|y on thc floor that had they the power
tbeylwould hang Jeff. Davis, and it is well
knoftn here that Judge Underwood and the
cliqae which surrounds him are more confi
dentlthau ever of being able to accomplish
their desires to that effect.
The significan]; articles which appeared yes
terday in the New York Herald and Tribune,
prow, that there is s^rue truth in this. Thc
Heridd urges Mr. Davis to flee tho country,
adyjfeb which he will, of course, not take, and
Mr. Greeley publishes in the Tribune, over
his own signature, an earnest article, d'epre
ca?& in the strongest terms the idea of capi
tal punishment being inllicted .on the leader
of l,^o Southern cause. Mr. Greeley justly
saysiitmt such an act., three years after the
the war, would be viewed with abhor
refcrajaji over thc civilized world."
.?jctal pUpaluU to the Bolton Post.] -
^W^U) SUFFRAGE A NI) NEGRO EQU?LTTY.
leis a noteworthy fact that only yesterday
the S;ate of Michigan repudiated negro suf
frage ami to-day both ot* her Senators here
voted>to fasten negro equality upon the citi
Zens of this District. Negro suffrage alone
seems nut to .satisfy Radical Congressmen,
but the offices must be held md enjoyed by
the African. Senator Johnson alluded to thc
fact that during thc impeachment trial no
colored people had been admitted to the gal
leries, and asked Mr. Sumner why be hail
not given some ol his tickets to his colored
friends. Mr Sumner did not deign au an
swer-could not answer-and dodged by say
ing, let us have the question." The result
of the negro equality doctrine was foreshad
owed in Warrenton, Virginia, on Saturday
last when ouc of its apostles by thc name of
Tucker, a carpet bag resident of Alexandria,
addressed the negroes, and urged them to work
for no man w ho would not recognize full so
cial equality, admitting them to the domestic
circle and family board. The address so in
censed thc soldiers at Warrenton that they
made an assault upon him, and he barely es
caped with his lifo. He hud to be escorted
from the hide! to thc depot hy the officers of
the post, to protect him from thc maddened
soldiers. Thc citizens look no part in thc af
fray. The result has been that the negroes
have left their employers, and are now idle
and living on the Bareau. One gentleman,
who is repairing the buildings which were
destroyed during the war at the White Sul
phur Springs, had fifty freedmen employed at
good wages. On Saturday they notified him
That they had to attend B Bureau meeting in
Warrenton, and since then they have refused
to work, except on tho terms recommended
by their friend Tucker. Perhaps the tax pay
ers will bc content to support these negroes
in idleness until they secure social equality in
Virginia, without reference to the repudiation
of such equality in the Northern States.
"Au Appeal Iron? Lt. John C. Brain,
C. S. N.
CELL 2-i, KING'S COUNTY PENITENTIARY, )
BROOKL>\S, N. Y., March 10, 1868. j
DEAR SIR : I take the liberty of address
ing you these few lines to request you to pub'
lish au appeal to our people in my behalf
I have been a prisoner xoithout trial since th<
13th of September, lSli?, now over eightecr
months. God only knows what I have suffer
ed during that time, subject as I am to th<
rules of a convict prison. My health is suf
fering from long confinement, and my family
arc in tho most extreme poverty from mj
incarceration. I think that there are sonu
in your city who knew me as au officer o
our navy, who will not refuse te assist me ii
my hour of need. I sadly need money fo
legal expenses and for my family. If I wen
released to-morrow I should be adrift withou
a cent, for my imprisonment has ruined m
both in health and pocket.
I must beg leave to thank you1 for the kin<
pr?senla, which you were kind enough t
send me through thc bands of Mr. C., for a
that time I was in rays, but now, thank Goo
I ara well supplied with clothing and the n<
ccssaries of lifo, through the kindness of Col
onel A. Wv Foutc, of Mississippi, who hn
proved himself to bea real brother and cour
tryman in my tour of need-ho has don
everything in his power ; but we need monei
I am also under many obligations to Gcncr:
Loring, of Alabama, and others for thei
I think, sir, that if you will be kind enoug
to publish an appeal to our people, that the
will bc kind enough to hear thc -prayer (
ono who tried to do his duty to our lost caus
I pray God that they will, for I am tired i cu
tell you of wasting my life in a prison. I ai
extremely obliged to you for publishing m
letter of Juno, 18G7. I do not think thi
any of my countrymen (Southern) will ii
fuse to hear my (begging) prayer for assi
tanco from my 8*5 prison cell. I am ni
allowed the newspapers, so I will trouble ye
to clip whatever you sep f. >. to pubiish ar
send it to me. Anything will safely reac
mo to my prison address.
I remain most respectfully yours,
JNO. 0. BRAIN,
Late 1st Lient. Oom'd'g C. S. N.
P. S.-This is read by a third party.
J, 0. B.
The " Contract" of no Effect when Un
favorable to the Negro.
A, citizen of the State writes to General
Scott, under date'of April 8, as follows : " On
the 16th of March last, I hired a man from
that time to the 25th December, agreeing to
.pay him $40, he to do all kinds of work re
quired of him on a farm ; \p work from sun
rise till dusk ; to pay fifty cents for the first
day, and ono dollar per day thereafter, lost
by-absence without leave, and twenty five
cents for loft days by sickness, 1 to furnish
him with two and a half pounds of bacon and
one peck of meal per week." The writer I
complains that the freedman did not keep his
contract, but, without provocation, ran away ;
and wishes to know " if there is any recourse
to law in any court of the United Slates for
damages, or to bring the man back to a prop
er sense of honor and justice." Gen. Scott
replied on the 11th inst, as follows :
HEAD'QRS ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER,
' B. R. F. AND ABANDOFED LANDS,
DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
CHARLESTOS, S. C., April 10th, 1868.
Sir : In reply to yours of April 8th, in
which you recite the terms of the contract be
tween yourself and Jerry Scott, I have to ex
press my sympathy with you in your trouble.
Four dollars per month, with two and a half
pounds of bacon and one peck of meal per
week, and only one dollar per day deducted
for absence without leave, and twenty-five
cents per day for lost days on account of sick
ness, is surely all that any able-bodied man
should ask a- compensation for doing "all
kinds of work required cf him on a farm from
sunrise until dusk." I am not surprised that
you should feel greatly outraged that this man
has been induced to withdraw from a contract
so liberal and just as the one you have de
scribed. I regret, that I am unable to arrest
this man and return him to your service, for
it roust be evident that a man who refuses to
avail himself of your liberality is either de
ficient in gratitude, or totally unable te care
for himself. Your statement that he was al
ways a M freeman" will account for his want
ot appreciation of your generous intentions.
It will be unnecessary for you to forward me
any certificates as to your own character and
integrity, your recent commuuicatiou being
all the evidence I shall require as to those
I am unable to say whether you will be able
to "recover any damages" from the man who
has hired him (Jerry Scott), or whether you
u will be able to bring him to a sense of hon
or and justice." If I knew as much about
him as I do of you, I might venture an opin
ion on this last po nt.
I have, in accordance with your request,
made an carly rep', y to your communication,
and regret that I cannot. make it more satis
factory to you. Respectfully,
[Signed] R. K. SCOTT.
Bvt. Major General, Asst. Com., S. C.
Had the citizer. in question not known
Jerry Scott, and not valued his services
worth more than ?4 per month and rations,
but had made an agreement with the said
Jorry to ?ivb him ?20 per month, and after
wards dismissed the negro, and v??latecttlre con-,
tract, would Gen. Scotthave held the contract
as invalid, aud suffered the citizen to dismiss
the negro without paying the last farthing
specified iu the contract? That's the ques
tion. A contract is a contract,-aud when
once duly entered into-all parties ought to be
made abide by it.
-? -*- ?-.
It is refreshing to see that, while the grea1
majority of the Southern blacks allow them"
selves to-be driven to the polls like cattle,
and to bc made willing dupes of Radical dem
agogues, thero are some whose ideas are
suCBciently cleat and whose brains are suffi
ciently active lo enable them to take an in
telligent view of matters and things. There
is quito a party of colored Democrats in Mem
phis, and as nearly as can be judged at this
distance they are a most seusible class. They
held a meeting the other evening to express
their sentiments on the questions involved in
a local election, which, as the parties are there
divided, are almost entirely national-orrecon
Strhctional. One of the speakers, referring to
tho disfranchisement of the whites, asked bow
the negroes could expect to obtain a subsis
tence if they arroyed themselves tn opposition
to thc very race upon which they are depend
ent, an"t wh ?sc interest are identical with
toeir own. He spoke of the promises of land
which the Radicals had made in order to se
cure votes, and with a shrewdness which wc
wish were more general, insisted that the
only way to get hud is to work, and when a
dollar is earned save it, invest it iu land and
become part and parcel of the people of the
country. Others followed in the same vein,
and on the whole it was' as gratifying an ex
hibition as it was singular. It was fully de
monstrated that, among those freedmen who
have an appreciative sense ol what their own
welfare requires and are willing to work out
a place for themselves as citizens, the folly of
the Radical programme is understood. They
have a great missionary work before them.
WELL SPOKEN.-The New York Times
says: " While the rebellion lasted the North
tiever accused the rebels of cowardice. On
the contrary, we gave them credit for pluck,
audacity, daring, endurance, and a determina
tion that only death and ruin could break,
Those who confronted the enemy in the field
were not the least ready to allow him thc
possession of these warlike qualities. If any
ono spoke contemptuously of tho rebel spirit
it was not the soldiers who closed with them
in thc struggle, nor tho leaders who attempt
ed to overcome them in the conflict. Then
can bc no harm in remembering this fact it
these days, when the North is dealing with i
prostrate South. There can be no barm ir
our treating the Southerners as though the]
possessed all the bravery which we put t(
their ac?ouDt in the days of war ; and then
can be nothing but harm iu treating them a
though they had given U3 reason to cbargi
them with the spirit or bearing of cow
Thc assassination of D'Arcy McGee at Ot
tawa, C. W., occasions great excitement, no
only through Canada, butat the North, wher
he was well known. He was shot on th
steps of his residence. He had just left th
House of Parliamont in company with othe
members, and as he was applying the latch
key to the door of his resl^nce was sho
from behind and instantly killed. Thc assas
sin was so close that the hair of Mr. McGee'
head was burned by the flash from the piste
which killed him. Ottawa is in a regula
slate of riege, and every avenue is guardec
as it is supposed the man who did the shoot
ing is an emissary from New York, andwoul
make tho greatest effort? to escape to tht
city. Montreal sh ors ;espect for the deccai
cd by flying flags at half-mast and other mar
ifestations of sorrow for her lato sutesmai
Tho wildest rumois aro afloat, and tend t
increase the excitement and alarm. Som
say, althongh not generally credited, it is tl
work of Fenians, of ' whom McGee was
bitter enemy, and by whcni he was equall
j23?f" A French invant undertake to prove th;
Solomon's Temple was furnished with lightnii
from irte jyew jorte i/ictzcn.
Is He Dictator Yet ?
The Tribune, of yesterday, in its largest and
loudest type, placed at the head of its editorial
olcumns, an article stating that " Gen. Grant
finds it not inconsistent with kia duty as a
soldier, to announce it as his opinion that the
only hope for the peace of the country is the
success of the pending impeachment trial.
He feels that national security demands the
removal of the President. * * * When
the General of our armies entertains this con
viction, there is no room for doubt as to the
duty of the Senate. The loyal nation de
mands the President's removal. On reading
this, may we not well exclaim:
Is this the land oar fathers loved
Whose freedom they have died to win ?
Is this the soil whereon they moved,
Are these the graves they slumber in ?
Are we tho sons by whom are borne
The mantles which the dead have worn ?.
We pillory the foregoing paragraph as'one
j of the most significant ever published within
oar experience of American journalism. Here
is the President on trial before something
which either is or pretends to be a court of
justice. There is no allegation made by the
Tribune that his guilt or innocence are the
points to be determined. But since the " Gen
eral of our armies" entertains a conviction
favoring the removal of the accused Chief
Magistrate, " there is no room for doubt,"
says this Radical journal,, "as to the duty of
the Senate." What 1 can we have so far fall
en already ? Gan our Senators, sitting as
judges, under solemn oaths tc " well and tru
ly try and true deliverance make," have al
ready fallen so low as to have no other " du
ty" than that of carrying out a " removal
of the Presider!," prescribed, to them and
dictated by " the General'of our armies ?" *
On behalf of General Grant, we hope and
believe there is no syllable of truth in the
Tribune's ' statement. And on behalf of the
American people, we most earnestly pray, if
this atrocious averment shall jrove true, tbat
President Johnson may have the firmness to.
exercise his unquestionable prerogative-even'
it it be the last act of bis official life-by re
voking Gen. Grant's commission, and order
ing thc name of this great mutineer to be
stricken from the muster-rolls of our army.
If this be true, Gen. Grant is already assum
ing the part of Cromwell; and it is time for
all men who value our free system of govern
ment, to prepare themselves for resistance to
this threat of military usurpation, a Never
could men die better than fancingodds in such
a quarrel. But we utterly refuse, to believe
at present, and can never be brought to be
lieve, without positive evidence, tiat' General
Grant has so far forgotten bis oath and duty,
both as a soldier and citizen. The statement
looks to us like a reckless electioneering ca
nard, designed to influence tho contest in
Connecticut. But on what melancholy days
must we have fallen, when such a canard as
this can be considered popular or likely to
secure more votes to the party putting it for
The President on Saturday sent to the
House of Representatives a reply to a resolu
tion or a report from the Secretary of State
in relation to the negotiation and treaties had
been made with any of tbe German States since
the first of January last, relating to the rights
of naturalized cHizcns. Mrr. Beecroft, our
irFilrristerto -Frusshryirj - exp! airth'g-?r?^Metioiyi
of the negotiation, says, on the question of
expatriation, " there arose no discussion; it is
recognized by the laws of both countries. On
the question of residence as a condition of
naturalization, which the mother country
should respect, there existed no difference ;
the time of residence was a point of more
delicacy. Thc Prussian law required an ab
sence of ten years, ours a residence of five.
With liberality and frankness Count Bis
marck declared himself willing to accept the
Americar rale, as it had received the sanc
tion of the Administration of Washington,
and had become fixed by the usage of more
than three score years and ten." Mr. Ban
croft says : " Should the United States see
fit, for its own purposes, as lately in the act
of July 17th, 1862, to concede the naturali
zation on a shorter residence, their right to
do so is not impaired, but the meaning of
this treaty is, that they . will not ask North
Germany to recognize such naturalization till
the adopted citizen shall have completed the
term of residence now required by their nor
NEGRO EQUALITY.-There is a restaurant
in this city kept by a colored man, which has
always been frequented by whites, and the
proprietor prides himself on his popularity
among his customers. He has served his ap
prenticeship, and baa been long and favorably
known by all who indulge in a social glass.
Yesterday some colored men entered his bar
room and demanded a drink, but were refus
ed ; the reason alleged being that bis custom
was white, and miscegenation rrould ruin
him. The colored claimants for spiritual
equality were very noisy, but a member of the
police force being present, be advised them
to leave, or thov would be compelled to take
quarters in the workhouse for two months.
They thought disctetion the better part of
valoi and departed to seek some more con
genial spot where they could slake their thirst.
There is little doubt that if an issue had been
made, the intruders would have been soon
placed hors du combat. The troupe showed
their good sense in retiring immediately.
THEMAX'ON HORSEBACK COMES.-The lead
ing editoral in the New York Tribune of Fri
day is as follows :
Wo bave assurances from Washington thai
General Grant finds it not inconsistent witl
his duty as a soldier to announce it as hil
opinion that the only hope for the peace o
the country is thc success of the pending im
peachment trial. He feels that national se
curity demands the removal of the President
If tho trial should fail, the people can onl;
expect more assumptions of power, and i
more determined resistance to'law. Whei
the General of our armies entertains this con
viction there is no room for doubt aa to the dut;
-f the Senate. The loyal nation demand
thc President's removal.
When Grant gets in, Congress will b<
dwarfed to a registering office. His decree
will be issued first, and made laws afterward!
A PROPOSEO TWO-STORY STREET_A Bil
for tunneling Broadway, in New York city
has passed one branch of the State Legisla
ture. The plan proposes not simply to tun
nel Broadway, but to take up the who!
width-carriage-way, sidewalks and toa dept!
of fifteen or twenty feeK; then it is to be re
constructed by building a roof on the level o
the present street, and making a basemen
story for a second Broadway under the pres
ont one, through which six rail roads are t
be carried ; the traffic of the present street t
be carried on upon the roof of the street be
low. This stupendous plan, it is said, caa
not possibly bu completed in less than te
' years, and will cost at least ten millions o
, dollars per mile. New York is naturall
, very much excited over the scheme. It i
; probably Impracticable.
A Corsican farmer and his concubine wer
recently put on trial for one of the most atrc
cious crimes on record. They bad throw
his wife into a red hot furnace, where sh
perished amid horrible sufferings. The cor
cubine waa found pail ty, but the husband wa
owing to some legal quibble, acqu ttad. N
sooner had he been set at liberty than tl
brother of hw deceased wife shot him de?
J? i Ulli t/IC V/tU/ ICfllVii .AUW \.*?> y
The Last Attorney-General.
We publish in another column this morn
ing a card from Honorable Isaac W. Hayne,
in which he bids farewell to the people of thc
State as their last Attorney-General. The
card needs no comment-it speaks for itself.
One thing we can say, however, which it did
not become Colonel Mayne to say, and ir
which we feel assured the voice of the who!?
community will sustain us, and that is tha:
Colonel Hayne is the peer and worthy suc
cessor of the noble men who preceded him ii
that high office.
ANOTHER GABO-In the Card published or
Saturday, I confined myself to the action o;
the meeting in Columbia. In taking leave,
however, ot the public, as Attorney-Genera!
after a service of near twenty years, I desire
to say a word as to the Office, and the more
so because I consider myself the last of tl.
Attorney-Generals of South Carolina. I mean
of the old White Man's South Carolina-one
of the original "Thirteen"-the South Care
lbw which gave to the " Revolution" her Rut
ledges and Pinckneys, and to the crisis pre
ceding the "second War ot Independence,"
her Lowndes, Cheves and Calhoun, which has
contributed to the counsels of the country
si jce, her McDuffie, Hayne, Preston and
Ligare-of that South Carolina I am the last
Heretofore the office has been, in this State,
as in England, one of tbe Prizes of the pro
f elision, to be attained only after long and ardu
ous service. The Attorney-General is the ac
knowledged head of the Bar, and the Bar have
j e il o us ly guarded the position. -
The office, since tho Revolution, has been
filled-first, by John Julius Pringle, a learn
Bed: lawyer, of large experience,, with ra very
lucrative and multifarious private- practice ;
second, Laagdon Cheves, darum et venerabi?<:
nomen, a giant among giants, with the very
largest private practice ever known in this
State ; third, John S. Richardson, eminently
eloquent and successful as a barrister, for
very, many years a Judge in our highest Court;
fourth, Robert Y. Hayne, who, between thr;
age of twenty-one and thirty, began and fin
ished a brilliant professional career, which
gave him fortune enough to enable him to
devote twelve years to politics; fifth, James
L. Petigru; his very name a synonym'for
lesxning, eloquence and torce as a 'Lawyer ;
sixth, Hugh Swinton Legare, a " polished cor
ner of the temple," as profound as he was
brilliant, and equally the scholar and the
lawyer; seventh, R. Barnwell Rhett, who, af
ter a very brief term of office, was translated
to the halls of Congress, and who has run a
career since, which bas made his name fa
miliar from Canada to the Gulf; eighth, Hen
ry Bailey, who, as a Lawyer, was a fit com
peer of his distinguished predecessors. For
m}-a el fy I will only say that, when elected At
torney-General, I had been sixteen years a
practicing lawyer, and have since been elec
ted by five different legislatures to this high
office. So ends the roll of the Attorney-Gen
erals of old South Carolina.
How begins the new? Who is Mr. Cham
berlain ? It may be that he is a gentleman,
a scholar, and, for aught I know, learned in
the law. But is he a citizen of the the State?
and if so, how long 1 Is he a member of ker
Bar 1'^Is he a mCm'3Clt^^^^^^^pj^^jg
I mean nothing personal towards Mr. Cham
berlain. Bat so far as is known to the vo
ters of South Carolina, he is a citizen of Mas
sachusetts, who has come into South Carolina
since the war, and settled down as a Planter
on Wadmalaw Island. Whether he is a
lawyer at all, or not, is not known to the vo
But to this too, we must submit as a sub
jugated people, and, so far as the Bar is con
cerned, it is not the least of our humiliations,
in the passage of power from the white man
to t;he negro. Vak!
ISAAC W. HAYNE,
Attorney-General of South Carolina.
April 13th, 1868.
Climate not thc Cause of Color.
It is a common opinion that climato alono is
capable of producing all tho diversities of com
plexion so remarkablo in the human race. A
very few facts may suffice to show ihat such can
not be the case. Thus the nogroes of Van Die
men's Land, who aro amongst the blackest peo
ple on the earth, live in a climate as cold as that
of Iceland, while the Indo-Chinese nations who
liv2 in tropical Asia, are of a brown and olive
complexion. It is remarked by Humboldt tba:
thc American tribes cf the equinoctial rogion.
havo no darker skins than the mountaineers of
the temperate zone. So, also, tbo Puelches o'
the Magellanic Plains, beyond the fifty-fifth de
gree of south latitude, aro absolutely darker than
the Abipodes, Tobas and other tribes who are
many degrees nearer the equator. Again, tho
Charms, who live south of the Rio dc la Pinto,
arc almost black, while the Guaycas, under tho
lins, are among the fairest of the American tribes.
Finally, not to multiply examples, those nation?
of the Caucasian race which have become inhabi
tants of the torrid zone in both hemispheres, al
though their descendants have been for centuries
and in Africa for many centuries, exposed to tho
must activo influences of tho climate, have never,
in a solitary instance, exhibited the transforma
tion from a Caucasian, to negro complexion.
IS?* Charles Sumner was heir to an estate of
a r ear relative in tho South (Virginia it was.)
HU deceased relativo owned a large number ol'
slaves ; and notwithstanding Sumner's professed
hostility to slavery, ho caused the poor negrott
to be sold, and pocketed some $60,000 from the
sale of them ; and now, while he is making
speeches on tho barbarism of slavery, ?c., be ie
living sumptuously on the money he received
from his traffic in human flesh !
THE MURDER OF A SEDUCER JUSTIFIED BY
A. JURY_On Saturday last, in the Frederick
(Md.) County Court, Adam Albert was ac
quitted of the charge of murder, in taking
tho life of one Joseph Wood. The theory of
tho defence-was that Wood had seduced both
tho wife and daughter of the prisoner, de
spoiled him of his property and turned bini
oui; of house and home; that the killing was
done in pursuit of a desire to get rid of a
despotic interloper, and recover his rightful
authority and dominion over the members of
his own household. T.io jury, were of one
mind at the conclusion of tho argument of
counsel, and retired as a matter of form to
make up their verdict.
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Two libel suits, one against the New York
Times and the other against the Nation, have
lately been decided in favor of the defend
ants, by which the principle seems settled
that editors of newspapers are exceptions to
the general rule of libel, so far as they con
fine themselves to the statement of current
news and reports, and lay before the public
what they believe to be true, without any
malice, prejudice or interests beyond their
functions as journalists. There seems to be
a reaction from tbe censorship and muzzling
of the press, of the days of the rebellion, and
noli only here, but in Europe,even in France,
under the very nose of Napoleon, editors are
beginning to breathe free once more, and to
dave to give their opinions on other things
betides the weather.
The- city and town'elections ia Ohio ex
hibit large Democratic gains. In Cincinnati near
ly faur thoumd in cue y car.