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JAMES A. HOYT & W. W, HUMPHREYS,
ADDRESS OF LIEUT" JAS. A. HOYT,
Delivered *at a barbecue given to
the palmetto riflemen, on sat?
urday the 29tji of july, 1865.
*?&jends and Comrades : ' ' ?
We. meet to-xlay under circumstances
of peculiar interest. After a protracted
; and desperate struggle?perhaps thegreat
' est of modern, times?the remnant of our
Company is met to revive old associations
and perpetuate friendly intercourse. And.
it is no feigned modesty_ which- bids me
'say that I feel incompetent, to the task
imposed upon m}" hurnblo ability. The
theme is inspiring enough to engage the
'most eloquent and gifted, and I world
that another had been chosen vto render jus?
tice tgjalloii comrades and to. the living
J>aid appropriate honors. But the duty is
assigned me by"that generous friend.who
thas called us together, and I cannot for-'
"bear to* eommomorato the deeds .and val?
or of ifcompany whose reputation was'
over dear *and precious to me. In doing
so, I shall.seek to# trace .its histoiy from
Its, inception to the closo of the war.
In the month of August, 1860, near five.
? years ago,* a meeting of the'young men ol
Anderson" was held to organize'a volun?
teer company. . The name selected was
;^at wliioh'-it has been your prido to ren?
der illustrious?the "Palmetto Riflemen."
Pew then thought It woVld resort to the
""tented, field and brave the dangers*of bat- .
ltIo. The political sky was overcast with
dark and porteiitioii? clouds, }'ct it,was
generally believed that there would be no
resort to arms. The election of a sec
'tVoisal President was deemed' a sufficient
eau'A'c by the Southern SfctteS'tb take their
. destiny in their own hands, and in Febrii
arv, 1861, the disaffected States of the
Union formed a'new^ compact. Silll war
was not considered imminent by many,
and it was not until tlie 12th day of April,
when the*Confedoratc allies made the at?
tack upon.Port.Sninter, that this delator"
.passed away. This was tho signal- for
.preparation* in earnest. Troops- were
'called arms; and among tlioS? ordered i
?to take the field in this State, was the
?Fourth- Regiment S. C. Yols., to winch
the Palmetto Riflemen had become attach;!
?cd. Tiw bloodless victory of Sumter af
ibrdcd no occasion to employ" the large
number of troops en route for the scene of
?action, and our Regiment was halted at
Columbia. .It is unnecessary to particu?
larize our barracks-life in that city, though
the officers were not idle In preparing by
drill and discipline the material which
was to_prove upon bloody fields its cour-.
age and devotion. On the 15th of June,
after 'being transferred to'Confederate
-service, the Regiment left for Virginia,
'which tfas destined to become the theatre
of those grand conflicts which have made
the world look on with profound wonder.
tyn the 21st of July the first engagement
I of any magnitude was ic-ught upon the
Plaihs of Manasstis, and this Company
shared the danger and suffered its quota
in the cause of Sout hern independence.?
In addition to the wounded, vfc -had lo1
... - >
lament'the loss cf the chivalrous, high
toned Earlc and the. gallant, fearless
Brown. Here began the severance- of
those ties wo had learned to cherish fond?
ly, and which alas! were broken, one by
?one, until one-half our original number
?are beneath the sod.
Following this battle, there is a sad ex?
perience which can never be erased from
memory.. The ordinary cUmp diseases
;had seized hold of many, and during the*
months of July and August, several gal?
lant spirits passed from time to eternity.
The Company was reduced to a mere
fraction?-nine-tenths of its mcmbors were
languishing on beds of sickness, and only
a few remained to anticipate their return.
: During the fall and winter, however, the
'ranks were recruited, and ere spring had:
.gently dawned upon the strife in which
*wq werc***?hcn engaged, a full complement
of men?nppeared to answer to their names.
Upon the expiration of twelve months
service, the company was again organized,
under its former Captain and.attached to
the Palmetto Sharp Shooters, command?
ed by. the" lamented Jenkins. The fa?
mous retreat from Centrcville was partly
consummated while we.were attached to
the Fourth Regiment, but the* reorgani?
zation had taken place before tho com?
mand embarked for tho Peninsula, there
to participate in tho memorable retire?
ment frotoi Yorktown. ? For .weeks had
we lain in the trenches which stretched
across tho narrow Peninsula, and it was
not nnwelcomo news when the order for
the retreat was given. It was at-this
point in our experience as .soldiers that
we began to realize the magnitude.of the
war and tho consequent *necessit}r for
each man to prepare for additional trials,
sufferings and dangeis: The hastily-plan?
ned but decisive Battle of SftUi?msb?rg, '
also taught the troops a lesson of impor?
tance, and although our participation
was more passive than active, 3-et we
loarned that courage and constancy was
not exclusively ours, and if we would u m
the contest, we must'be faithful, devoted
and brave. . ? ?
The arm}- under Gen. Johnston had
scarcely became settled in the lines select?
ed for the defence of Eichmond, when the
battle of Seven Pines-occurred. Upon the
'first day the Palmetto Sharp Shooters
participated, and . won imperishablo re?
nown?and you must pardon me, my '
friends, for dwelling at length upon the
events of that afternoon.' Col. Jenkins
"commanded the Brigade, and the "brafo .
and fearless Anderson led thVlleirimcnt.
This Company moved into action jvith
5G men, rank and file, and at roll-call
that night, one-half the number were
either killed or wounded. "Among the,
mortally wounded was a man beloved by
every member of the Company for his no?
ble and generous character, and in whose
bravery and devotion there was unlimi?
ted confidence. Lieut. Felton possessed
the entire Admiration of all who knew
him. In nttt try'"respects he was a most re?
markable man?noble-hearted, generous
to a fault, and of .the purest and highest
integrity. 3lay 'the dews of Heaven de?
scend liglitly upon his honored grave.
The Regiment was most conspicions in
its conduct at Seven Bines, and received
the warmest praiserfrom general officers,
for Tis golluht bearing. The fighting was
s!#.rp" and desperate, and when night /'ell
upon, the scene, there was no cause for
congratulation, although the victory was
ours. More than two score from -war
ranks lay. in the stillness ?f 'death-, Vliile
two hundred more had been pierced with
balls and ftT:;,(hc titne disabled. But there
was."a prowess displayed is which every
man fvlt a pride. Individual gallantry
was tii0 subject of common remark, and
one incident after au.otUer'-wns related as
"\vc bivouacked that night. I-cannot re?
frain from giving one, in this connection",
which is worthy, not less-for its intrinsic
nierit than for the associations which it
will revive among you.. ,:.When timitidy's,
long fight was. over," the Regitf.ch.t was*
halted at the edge of a narrow strip of
woods, facing toward an old field. An
occasional ball was flying in that direction,
and the danger was not yet over. Tho ?
ranks had been divided at the.colors, ivty<l>
each wing-rested respectively on the right
ani,l leff of- the "Williamsburg Road. 'The
color-bearer .w*!is standing in the centre of
"tiic ft?'ad, with his colors planted on the
ground, and his arms encircling tlrtiriqlds.
He wats tlie only one left of the twelve
who entered the engagement as the cus
tudians#of that flag, and now, as the dusky
shadows of night appeared, there he'stood .
in sublime attitude' fondly cherishing Iiifi.
precious charge. I have often heard the
noble and heroic (Jen. Jenkins remark
that this simple act of the gallant Poe
was" tho sublimest instance of devotion he
had evor witnessed. But I must hasten
on, lost I weary you with the rect??l of
scenes with which most of you are fa?
The Battles before 'Richmond succeed?
ed in less than a month, and it was our
fortune to be cnffi??c"3 two out of tho scv
on days marked by such a fearful sacrifice
of life .'and blood. Games'; 51 ill was an'
evidence of the courage of the men and
the skill of their accompliscd leader. In
single combat, tin?*Sharp Shooters met
the 16th -Michigan Regiment und com"
plctcly vanquished it, killing, wounding
and capturing three-fourths of the entire
Regiment. Fraaior's Farm was, perhaps,
the severest ordeal of fire through which
we ever passed. With artillery and mus?
ketry, belching forth missiles of death
from our front and on each flank, the in?
trepid Maj. Anderson led the Regiment1
boldlj' on. And when that gallant officer
was disabled by wounds, alas! to die, the
command or our shattered ranks devolv?
ed upon Capt. Ivilpatrick?another noble
spirit, who afterwards forfeited life in the
cause. He pushed onward, and with the
remnant of tho Regiment accomplished
the object of" that desperate charge, which
callod forth such warm praise from the
leader of-our ifod-. The Company hei*e
suffered severely in the loss of nfen?
four-fifths .of those entering the fight hav?
ing been killed or wounded.
The campaign which resulted in. the
Second Battle of Manassas began, soon
thereafter, and to our lot fell a full share
of its hardships aha! perils v With only a
small proportion of t!:c wounded in pre
vibus engagements added to the handful
of men who had escaped, the command
was nevertheless an efficient one. It was
not until the last day which signalized
victory lor the second time Upon those
blood-stained Plains, that our command
participated. Being xlpon the extreme
right ofthe extended line of battle, it was
our privilege to witness the marshalling of
hosts on either side in this, perhaps, the""
grandest battle of the war. T*hose"ofyou
Avho were present cannot forget that, as
we entered the fiold and beheld tho al?
ready contending battalions, it was thrill- '
ing to note the ardor and animation* of
the troops then engaged. It was a mo?
ment to exalt tho courage of the weakest,
and though some of our number moved
swiftly to the gates of Death, no eye
quailed nor cheek blanched, for the op?
posing army was receding before the fu?
ry and vigor of attack. In the. flush of
such a moment, we commenced to act our
part vof the great drama. And within
three hundred yards of the self-same spot"
where the Company received its first fire
from musketry in the previous battle on
that; ground, lay our_ dead and wounded
of this fight. And here was the second
oblation for our country's altar upon
ground made historic ^already, and the
Company again contributed its richest
blood to the sacrifice.
Our foe defeated and completely rou?
ted, the master spirit of the war, that vet?
eran chief and noble leader, G'en. Lee,
faced his army towards Maryland and the
campaign which closed at Sharpsburg
was inaugurated. The Division with
which we inarched passed directly on to
H?gers town, and from thence back to
South Mountain or Boonesboro, where it
assisted in holding the narrow mountain
gorge until ..tho thunders of Jackson's ar?
tillery announced the capture and posses?
sion* of Harper's Ferry. ? Then it was
that our distinguished General concen?
trated upon the banks of the romantic.
Antietam, in front of the obscure village
of Sharpsburg, and fought with his deple?
ted ranks the entire army of McClellan,
holding llio enemy in check-until in his
own good timo he retired to the South
bank of the Potomac. Iijf all this eom
paign the Sharp Shooters wure assigned
an non?rablc position and lost none of
the laurels, previously won. The march
of Winchester,- then.ee to Ciilpeper and
afterwards toFrodorieksburg, are not en
tirely devoid of interest. Although con?
stantly in*position and ready to discharge
fifty duty which'might hj required, our
comma ml did not participate in the Bat-,
tie.of Frcdcricksbiir^. beyond skirmish?
ing. After this victory- was gained,, the
troops .went into winter quarters almost
upon the very ground which ' had been
witness of the battle. In February. 1SG3,
our Corps ?marched tt> Suffolk and bore
its.name conspicuously in the trials of
that siege. The following summer Jen?
kins' Brigade, was detached fi;om the.
main army and assigned to the local de?
fence of Bichmond. It was well, after
the arduous campaigns through which it
had passed, that this brief respite was aft,
forded, for when, in' the* September fol-.
lowing, the Order camo .to rejoin tho old
corps on its w-ty to the Westj there was
i\ vivacity of spirits and a rejoicing scarce?
ly understood save by the initiated. The
army under Gen.. Bragg had met with re?
vere after reverse, and Tfcpmcd likely to
be overwhelmed. The timely arrival of
Longstreet's corps on the fields-of Chica
mauga materially assisted if not rendered
certain the splendid victory gained over:
the Federal General. Arriving too late
to engage in -this battle, it was yet our
privilege to press with the victorious army
to ftie very walls of Chattanooga. A
month latcivan expedition was planned
into the'valley beyond Lookout Moun?
tain and Jenkins! Brigade formed the
vanguard. Marching after, nightfall, it
was past, midnight when the enemy's
camp appeared to us. The Brigade form?
ed immediately in front, while the Sharp
Shooters were posted on the left flank.
The Regiment formed partly in old field
and the rest in the woods.* Our 'company
divided 'between the two, with its centre
at the point of the woods. When the fir?
ing to the right/became steady and furi?
ous', the enemy's artillery opened" with
vigor. This was a moment of fearful sus?
pense. So cautiously had the movement
been mude, that the presence of our Reg?
iment was unknown, and though within
two hundred yards of the battery, the
faint glimmering of moonlight failed, to
discover us to the opposing troops. The
command to fire was given, and with
a most perfect volley, the death-deal?
ing missiles sought their aim. Of course,
a response, was soon 5,wakened? and
for more "than an hour. the. sound of
muskotry reverberated up^ and do.wn that
quiet valley. Tho Brigade was then with
i drawn. For us it had been a costly ex
pediti?n. Three of tho Company were
left dead on the field, and four others
wero mortally wounded. With all the
wounded it was possible to convey by lit
, ters, the commuud sought the camp on
the cast side of the mountain. . "Wo had
marched fo?nteen miles.and fought more
than two hours between twilight and
dawn ! It was here that Lieut. Poe, who
had so signally 'distinguished himself on
previous occasions,. received his death
wound. Among the noblest, and most
courageous, he challenged the admiration'
and respect of comrades, and in. his death
was truly lamented.
During the week following this unfor?
tunate etrgagement, Longslreet's Corps
was ordered to East Tennessee. 'Meeting
the enemy at the Tennessee Bivef, we
were constantly on the front and daily
engaged in skirmishing. The siege of
lvnoxville succeeded, and then came the
retreat towards Virginia. Throughout
the winter there were minor'engagements
not destitute of interest. But in the
spring, when the order came to rejoin the
Army of Virginia, there was universal sat?
isfaction manifested. Two grand armies
of the belligerents-were concentrating in
Northern Virginia, and in'the'first week,
of May, 1864, began that campaign which
terminated in less than twelve months in
the downfall of Bichmond, and the subse?
quent failure of the Confederacy. With
the glories of the Wiklerhess and Spottsyl
vania this Company was intimately con?
nected; and, as had ever .been the .case,
contributed a due proportion to the long
list of departed heroes. It was at this
period that my participation in your dan
gersand privations ceased, ?nd of necessi?
ty I cannot particularize in regard to
events transpiring thereafter. Suffice it
on the present occasion?for this nV.a'.ive
has already increased beyond my original
intention?that throughout the summer,'
fall and winter tho same stern experience
of soldiers ensued and additional sacrifices
were required from our ranks. Yet amid
all the disheartening influences ot the war,
there was that identical adherence to
duty and -prompt obedience to rightful
authority which marked tho Company
from the outset and gave it a name which
will be remembered while there is one left
to?ell the story of our repeated trials and
numerous perils.. The fall of Richmond
was succeeded by the surren der. of Gen.
Lee's army, and thus was concluded our
existence as an organized command. It
is useless to d well upon that solemn and
impressive scene. F?ur years had ycu .
toiled and marched; fought and endured ;
yet, at one revolution in the wheel of des?
tiny, your fondest hopes were dissipated,
and the proud remnant stood captives of
those who had been so offen baffled by
your' courago and constancy.
I have endeavored, my friends,*to pros-,
cut a narrative and succint account of your
history as an organization. .If I havo'$il
od in the effort, you must excuse the im?
perfection. Among the dead I have nam?
ed those who, from their rank, occupied
prominent positions or by the force of.cir-,
eumstances merited particular mention.
It is with-no purpose to perpetuate their
names beyond others who were equally
brave, consistent and conscientious. The
list of honored dead contains tho names,
of tho truest and purest from our ranks.
Their virtues will not soon pass into ob?
livion, nor will our hearts cease to revere
their memories. Let us humbly trust,
that when the Supreme Orderly above
has called us hence, we may be re?
united as a band of faithful brethren where
the clashing of arms and Ine-fearful notes
of war can never have an entrance.
In conclusion, comrades, let me invoke
you, as you were constant and true in the
cause for wJVich you suffered and endured
a soldier's life, to discharge with equal ex?
actness the duties imposed upon you as
citizens. For us all there is some noble
work to perform, and it -behooves each
man to possess himself with patience, for?
titude and courage. Let it be said of
you that though worthy as a soldier, you
are entitled to far, more honor as an ex?
emplary citizen and deserve the strongest
gratitude from your fellow-countrymen.
Abtemus Ward in Richmond.?The
old show-man takes a trip to this city,
immediately, to use his own language,
arter it cattorpillertulated." And.from
there gives a very humorous discription
of the sightsand sayings which attracted
his attention. Stopping At the Spotts
wo?d house, and registering, he says " a
culled purson was told t'? show the gen
'Iraan to the cowyard and give him cart
number 1. I was showed to tho cowyard
and laid down under a one-horse-mule
cart. The hotel was orful crowded; tho'
?I should hav' slept com'f'ble enuff if the
bed clothes hadn't bin pulled Off mo du-'
rin'the night, by a scoundrel who. come
and hitched a mule to-tho cart and druv
it off. I tVus lost my covcrin' and my,
throat felt a little husky in the mornin'."
He regards " Robert Lee as a noble felier.
He was opposed to the war at fust, and
draw'd his sword very irahictant. In fact,
he wouldn't hav' fjniw'd his sword at all.
only he had a large stoc1c_of military
clothes on hand, which he did'nt want to ?
waste. He sez the cuHed man Is right,
and he will at once go to Xew York and
open a Sabbath school tor negro min?
strels/' The* old man improves with his
years, and we regret hot. being able to
show hinvup further.
The Released Rebels in New York.
A squad of nigged, fellows may bo seen
on every -square. T.u ey are sunburn t and
scraggy of beard. They wear their dry,
straight hair very long, and sport a sus-"
picious-looking blanket over theirshp'uld-1
crs. "Their clothos are of a dirty gray or
a dirtier butternut, and they ?r? very in
dependent in the matter of?* shoes, some
wearing a boot and a slippor, Others boots
of a new patent, which slope away from
the heel; as if. by some transformation,
the entire foot had settled into the" toes.
But with all this destitution and unclean- .
ness, it is the strahgo, sad, wea y, lost
look upon their laces which makes these
folks noteworthy. They are political ex?
iles?a class of men of which we have read,
but whom we never expected to see*
among us, speaking our tongue,'and but
late our kinsmen and companions,
They arc hero . by thousands, broken,
hopeless, and penniless, waiting to go to
tKeir ruined homes, but so fearful of meet?
ing the changed spectacle that they dally
and tarry, and look, up to the high mar?
ble edifices and the lace curtains in our
beautiful homes as if they were quite hun?
gry and astray, and spoke another lan?
guage than ours. ? .
Yesterday we.stopped-at a hat store,
and one of these battered fellows was sit-,
ting at the counter. There was an anxipus
diplomacy in his face; he wanted to en
ginecf-a dollar fron. us.
''That bat just fits you,-sir?" ho said, as
ah introductory remark.
"Yes!" ? :
" I wonder if I shitll ever wear a good,
hat again ?'
lie took his oltj s^)ft hat, tarnished and
faded, from his large, shapely head, and .
the hair fell,Tuto his fine, tremulous eyas.
?'I'm a Johnny," he said, with a laugh;
i:therevs.somc difference between a Johnny
and a gentleman." , ,\ /
This was said with a sort of quiver and
cadence, that was.very dramatic because
it was very true.
" Yes, sir,? he continued, ;; I feel pretty
bad in Xew York. It isn't what: it used'
to be, or I am not; something is different.
I remember the time when I lost five
thousand dollars at faro just across the
street, and went to bed afterward without
any regret. . I couldn't afford'a glass of '
Beer now. At the hotel just above here I
stopped every summer and kept a" side?
board always open in my private parlor*.
Then I rode in cabs, and was him key boy.
Could you give me a dollar, sir?'" 1
This, man, and three thousand "such,
have been wailing oil Hart's island for the
thunder of confederate cannon to an?
nounce their deliverance. They wero*to
pass from Xew.York victals. and at home
receive the meed of valor in woman's on
dearmcntS .and the cheer of welcoming
village!:. Father' recede the sound of
guns. They saw each morning their new
ensign reel and stgggcr. They heard at
last the shock of their'cause ovcrthrown-f.
and their prison gates opened to restore
them, not to. affluence and gratulation,
but tc ft'ilhger and nakedness.
Mitrht it not be well to make these mis
crable beings theappstlcs.of gooo faith to
the wasted South, of which t'hey represent
every section ? Docs it concern Mr. Stan
ton to think that these three thousand men
well-clothed and well-fed, and transported
iii good condition to their .homes, would
bo quite as effective arguments against
insurrection as the heads of certain of
their statesmen which hc*.is anxious to
Among these men are. many of more
than social position. Wo fell in the other
day with Henry G. Flash, fron? Alabama,
who is one of the best of southern poets.
The leading physician of the South is al?
so here; the'southern bar and the south?
ern pulpit are represented. If we arc
'ever to forget that wc have been two peo?
ples, let the conclusion of peace be cele?
brated by some act of kindness and char?
ity. Xo nows could re-build a .fraternal
union so truly as tho tidings through the
beaten sta'tes that, three thousand of their
captive sokliers, well fed, and considerate?
ly treated, had joined in the. celebration
of the coming fourth Of July, .standing
again beneath the old flag, .and singing
the venerable patriotic hymns which have
rung in our battle camps. ;?'
There have already been instanced
some individual acts of kindness in .this
city. Some days ago a well ki.own 'mer?
chant hero encountered upon Broadway .
a gaunt and grims figure,-in whom,he re?
cognized one of his ancient customers.
'rB-?' he said. " you owed me three
thousand dollars at the breaking out :qf
the war. Tou are ah honorablo man, and
I .shall be paid."
. The other laughed bitterly. " I haVeh'tr -
enough in the., world to got my boots
blackened, if I had the boots.'
? The citizen took the dirty man's arm
in his and took him home'to dinner,." Ho
gave him an order on a clothier, and had'
him decently shaved. The man departed
with gentlemanly habits, money in his
purse and ? heart full of gratitude and re?
vived hopes. * ' ? ?
A lady, at the breaking out of the war4
was compelled-to break ai marnage en?
gagement with a gentleman from Char?
leston. During the war she has been *
married: in this city. A day or' two ago,
upon Broadway, she encountered ui V
weaiy.gaited, perspiring, and slip-shod re-',
bei lieutenant, the man to whom-shs was
first betrothed. At the time, she was lean?
ing upon her husband's arm. lie was
familiar with the story of her first attach?
ment: ... . . *-. ' ." / ' . !" :.
" Heavens!" said the lady, scamdy'au?
dible, "'that is '?-?," '
The husband left her side i'mm&iiately.
and hailed the hungry-eyed.'man. .The
three wciit home together, ,and tha late
rcbol may be fceen. every afternoon, at .
present, dressod like the master of. a plan?
tation', lolling at the door of one of the
There are hidden in these gnarled
beards and tangled eyebrows many hand?
some countenances.. A change of raitnont.
docs much to Kelp one's character. Some v.
o.f thes'b rebel soldiers are dressed,-from
top to toe in federal blue, and they make
very dashing fellows, s? much' like our
owrr that .anybody' might mistake them
'for Mcade's or Sh'ermnn/s heroes.
**They live in a.world of contrast and
what they see makes them wjldt? think
Of what they were, and how they are sCaf-'
tercd aud crushed. - ?
in four-years they -built a- revolution- ,
which made the globe crackle ; their flag
was on the seas ; their diplomats were re?
ceived-by princes; these same scaifed,
surly boys who walk our streets,-opened
?their breasts to-the shock, of arh?es, and
wherever their camp-fires blazed, next
night a graveyard ? stretched under .the ?
horizon. The penalty of that revolution .
was all'theyjdid'nojk anticipate. And this
it is?a weary walking in'the opulent city
of then: enemy, a begging of a mdrsc'l of
meat or a fragment ol tobacco, a prying .
into bar-room window^, with lip 'afire, aim
a pair of old boots down at the heel,- and
pointing, obliquclynowhore. ^
;'Ax Amusing, Incident.?TJic reporter $
cf the New. York Tribune relates fhe fol?
lowing amusing incident"as having oc?
curred in-that city on tho eclcbration df
th,e.4th: ' /, - ?
3nly oiic flgfit occurred^ It happonod
in this wise: As the procession was be?
ing dismissed on the. eastern side of the
square, a pretty, but tearful lady from the
Emerald Isle, was wandering distractedly
among the members of the IrisK.Brigai?,
to find some one who. could give, her/ih-'
formation of the last moments of her Aos
band, of whose death she had been recent?
ly apprised. Suddenly'a brawny,/nand1- .
some fellow, approached' her wjff -open
arms, when she turned" as whife/as her ??'
pinafore, and waved him back, # though,
he was a ghost. ' / '
tl Don't you know me, ntfyournoen ??
Don't you know. your own/Terrence V
asked tho poor fellow, lookflg considera-.
bly nonplussed. . . /
r - ? Goo awa' wicl yo! /Yotfr? dea~d I
You know you are!"- she/exclaimed with,
quivering, lips. ' ?; /
,!< Divil a bit of it, mj/oiirncen !" ho res?
ponded, .giving ampleyproof of the sound?
ness of his asscrtionoy folding her in his
arms in a way tHatynade every one's eyes
water, and.ktssi'rif"her in a way thvat
made every oneVlips water as well.
It was i?deedher long absent Terrence,
whom sho! I]od prematurely numbered
with the dea/. .
u xt was/that vilhan Mike Flaherty
.towld me /ou was dead," sobbed tho now
-joyous w/fe. . ? . * ? ?
"Where is Mike?" asked her husband."
* The unfortunate Mike happened to
"be in sight, and,'drop?ing his musket and
"piling" on tho spot, the abused hus?
band/drubbed him thoroughly, amid the
cjieers-of bis comrades.
The 2sew York Post coolly admits that,
now that the negro has been made a Efeed
! man, the probability is that he will tinder
go the fate of the red m.an:. It.needs no
ghost of Ilarnlet to confirm this anticipa?
tion-. - - ' ~ "