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'rng Ac ioty, lo wliit h a we 1 liMi-ft. our oo yutli come bark, and orif more I be fl.er bluom. llie j kic n blue, and our b urU re ! ttffiiing joyoti'ly, anil il i My. j I tn not yotit r.t , ncitlier i tbe ' dy on nhirli lam tob rly wriling i ibii Iilt'e trwtl of a long ii-t tu rioJ a bitimy cue ci fl-ring, or atiyti.ing like it ; and yel May t otnes (re i lily lack lo oie I recall llmt day of hi h I am goirig to Njieak. A lark wa aiii.itig far up tbe blue kj, a(cw fbeeji were paslunng it) Ibe pi tv n tiiKiaiic'''. and a lull figure dreied iu grey, wild a gun on lit aim, and one or iu dog (linking round ii, wh coiihiij; leisurely along I lie- rea wail. 1 bud been luliy iiiient but llie liiinuli; belort-, i.mii llie fkclcli ol Ibe old loal I Wft making; but tiow 1 It'll Holding but the beating of my b ai t, und haw nothing but Mark .Suiln-rbtnd coming leisuiely along ibe iti'ii-wall, with bit dog playing round 1,'nn. The lillle jn'ciure wan never finish ed, for at the iinttant I became con sciou of the advmieing figure. 1 drop itd my bruli, and Imiieh'rsly ruined tny dislatiee by a great siut-ur o) van ii) ke brnwn. Ii wm never finished, no bill I have it now, and 1 nit-art thai it itliitll in: bud tie side tne in my c Ilin. Hi- it long way otr win n 1 lirt faw h'lti, iiinl vi-t it seemed al ii. il in iit'Xi ih-tiiiil thii' he wu tai.il ng bt-ridi; me, iirit aking. My lu hi l d.id not li lt t II t eating, und i could li i I tlii- tiUu hoi iu my lace in 1 lookeil u 1 1. b.t my lii'iy little terrier lonk exi eilion lu ln dogs, and iletv tit theui ili dim iii'i oih liisajiproval, diking bis iiiteniioii oil' me tor tbe ill' t i eiit. I.i n tbt li:i!ey7ici wns quilted le 'uiii I.i- f;ini on the bank, m.ule I is ic!i H tti's In- l.esitle it, mid an I ri.l dnw u l.i'n.M'll by uif. ' lluve you liiid gum I -port Y I nk- t d by way ol .-ay in;.' .-oun ibing any thing. ' No,' l.t a i .-w rri.il ; ' but I did'ut expect any. I eameutii heie because 1 ihotight 1 t-l.otil.l M'e you, and I tt anted to tell youa piece of news and ak you u iiilion.' Nfu. is pi ti ious i oiiimoility, in titt d, in tliM- iliis ; liut pletise re. member my Scuit h blood, in expect ing mi uiiMttT lo t l.t- ip.ii-tiun.' lie did tu t fi t-in lo lie aiti'liding lo tt bat 1 mi. I ; he I. ad (ak- ii tip one of my Mil.h- lii iislie.- and v;u absetilly playing wiili il, but he (drew it down I tie in xt ii i f i it-1 1 1 , and MiiiJ, colily : 'Itier, I hate got an ttppointmenl llmt 1 bate been Hying lor, und I thiill leave for India next month there' my news.' My heart, that had been beating t wildly, M'euied to siand suddenly till and drop dowti down. The water and, the green march rocked, blended hazily lino eac.d older and the sky ; and then a voice that sounded dim und far off, but was my own, too, said, ' It is good news, I cupxse." Good news! Well, ye, 1 hope 60.' He stopped a minute here. His voice whs a very ib-e;i one for he was a large, full ehesit-d man ; but when he fpoke again it had a weel under tone in it Idat u-ed to ring in my ears aftt i ward" it (lix-8 now. 1 thought it good lie this morn ing, lor without il I could uoi think ol a wife. That troubled ;ue little enough till lalelv,iib, ltd ! tell I knew )uu, lltf-ier. My dear, I think you have guegj-ed my question.' (iue-sed il ! Ad! ye. But my fact- wan down upon my hands; be couiif not hear llie cry that was stt ling in my heart, and lie tent oil gen tly pinlessly : , ' liui I iiall not get an answer lo it o. Well, ihen, -Hester, will you marry me? Will you go wild me to ' India ; I did t.oi ain-wer I could not. 'llioM- tt bo hate i.ad deiibernl; ly la lukid 1 1 n-i i ii ti Iuiiimiii's-., to r.tisf up tin niJ't-ites ibe barrier that chills i . llil'lllx-K . ill timil lion. mill lot-t. t and Me, w ill pny me. I W ill tou be my wife and go with me lu lii'im f j ' I ciniio . Ai.d no wonder thai he ; made a uiid u luutimeiit of suri ri-t fori mywif wodi n-d lo hear tin himrt iaioti of my own voice. Yuk cannot ! hat a fool I have , b:en, ill' Ii. 1 I.iOUSlit I liOj-ed t I lesser, is it iKi-ssible tl ui you hnve J not k t own wjial 1 bate been tLinkin,;" vi ail tbi li i lira-- ! ! j Knon what be had bet n thinking j about .' An ! he iiiii. and lif..-, and ; j- j o; ihnr ruo iieiti wln-n 1 had j dart d lo hope that I did. Ah ! the !ig ih of biding now tltat they had j a I be ii in t it.ii ! t ; ' Jt'. al me, llrnter. I don'l think 1 i I und. r-und you, my dear,' le uaid , .!tt iitly and gently. You you j i i:ti t be ni) wife, and yet - Tell) ; itie yoti ittiii.ot love aie, and I'm an-1 rrtd al once. j He put hi arm over my nou!di?r ; at 1 laned forward wiih.my face Uirud in toy Uj, id whtspeitd : , i ' I ihtuk vou to love me, Hester.' j Ob, I do, Matk, I do'.' I cried,! lifting my I,d; bvit I cannot marry you. I have lo give you up.' ' Give me up, my uear kite!" and be he'd me closer. I cannot go to India.' Why, not?' and he looked half umtrid, half amused. I could not b'ar liir glance of bis kind, datk tyes, 1 shrunk away (ruin tu ann and imi J : I cannot leave M.lly.' Tu uty on thinkirg, I had pro nounced oar doom now j but Mark iSuiherUiid only laughed, and (aid : ' Well, then, you oliftli njl j Miss 51 illy tball go lt.' Ah! if that oouid only be; but Milly would die in India. We camu home U-cause the climSte wai killing her.' ' And you will not leave her (' I promised inatntna, before she died, that I never would; that if 1 ruairit-d it should not parate u ; llmt my homo khould be Milly'i nil she did not need it,' 1 answered, lal (cling under soinelhiiig iu the htok ol his lat e that was new lo nn. Up lo this lUnc, I had been thinking of my self; now I was reminded that I Was giving pain to him. He was silent two ortliree minute; looking awny in tbe distance. He had taken his hand from my shoulder. ' 1 Well, Hester,' said be, presently, gravely, not unkindly but ah 1 as it seemed to tne, very coldly' you have simply to choose between your sister and myself. You are best able to jude of your aimer' claims upun you; ol my "own 1 will only say (but I love you. I never thought or cared much about women till 1 saw you, so I am not likely 1 1 change my liking or to lorgt't it ; and il you ' hud married me But I w ill not try to plead my cone against your sister's. It is for you iti di tide, and for me to abide by your decision.' I looked de-perately up to the smil ing blue heavens, at the calm si ream (lowing on its tranquil path lo the sea, at all the tun-basking peace around me, and prayed, with u prayer so pas sionate that it seemed like a. loud de mand, that I might not be. forced into sliuing with my ow n bunds the young happiness of life. I cannot and 1 will not do it,' I faid iu my heart ; yet knowing the bile (hnt 1 must and eo'ihl. Then Mai k itpoke again. ' Would you like a liiile lime to lo consider the matter ? I need not Itmve the Hollies nil tomorrow evening or, perhaps, the next day.' N'o,' I answered, with or without my own will, 1 never knew. 'I knew what I must do. I cannot h ave Milly.' ' And Milly cannot go. Thai de cides it then. Well, I have nothing to say. I am the last man in the world tu iry Hudpersuiidu any one againsi judg ment.' He rose deliberately but did not go, for I sal slill. ' Are you going home ?' he asked af ter a minute. ' lli-sier, don't look so sad; you are feeling fur me don't do that. 1 should like to think of you when I am over tbe seas, as happy as 1 would have tried to make you. 1 li in k of me o. i. climes as a friend. I don't expect to forget you, Hester. Good dye.' I I is hand, as he held it out, shook ev er so slightly ,but it held mine in a firm pi esMiie lor an instant. Then he let it drop, slooped and picked up his gun, whittled his dogs mound him, and strode away again along (he sea-wali, witdout once turning to look back. Milly and I were .irphans. Uur fa ther an mother had both died iu India and we were sent home lo the care ol 6uf sole relation, m. father's only sis ter, an elderly maiden lady, living in a kind of laey-like poverty, at dull Imie village in Kent. Aunt Colly died when 1 wasMJVenteen and Mill, twelve leaving lo us the little cottage that had been her home and ours, wild every thing that it contained; no very valua ble bt quett,but nil the poor soul dad to leave; and here Milly and I not heir e.sses,no, but not destitute, eithei con tinued to live with the dearoldservant who bad heen our aunt's faithful friend and companion, and our ow n kind and affectionate nurse ever since.fatherless And motherless, we had been sent lo England. 1 here were not many people to visit Bl Ilillsiead. Tne lector, the doctor, Hiiti llieiatiiily al llie Hollies comprised them. 1 think we were i lie most inti mate al the Hollies ; lor the chtldieti there were Milly s rotcmporanes, and her swor.i admirers and fiieuds. I drst saw Mark Sutdeiland at Ibe Hol lies ; be wae Mr. Sutherland's cousin und 1 had beard of Inm often before I aw him He bad led a wild adven turous kind ol lile, wandering all over the woild lor bis simple pleasure, I up'K)M , since 1 never beard that he had any other object in doing so. I bad foimed my idea of him, but the reality not in the h-aet like it. No, quite otherwise, and yet, after the fust hie riiii.uit-s, I would nut have changed the real man (or the ideal for worlds. !) not uppce that I speculated much upon Mark' character in thoae days, such as he was 1 loved him dearly loved bim ah 1 he would nev er know Low dearly, fur bad I not given him up ? At one in a dieatn I crawled slow ly up ibe kteep winding Luwn to our cottage; saw Mii.y hanging oc the garden gate w niching for me, come liymg out in the lawn to meet me, all Let goidtn hair ttreaming straight o-j! behind btr, heard Ltr odi me, tcoij. roe for being Uie, my own voice an swering, w and beard ail the familiar i-ht and sound of every-day life as we do Uiroetime in dreams, ail made trngf and perplex ii.g by oiutdread fal teiie of pain and trouble. ' I let,'' aid Miiiy, a we sat at lea, you're not eating anything, you look pule and glum, you've at out in those horrid marshes till the sun has made you ekk. I sha'.l nol allow you to go there (gain, mind that.' It pleased Milly lo play the elder isler, and 1 was atway content that the little one should do w hat pleased her. She was my darling, the one that my solitary life gave me to love till I saw Mark ; I had set up my idol long ago, but il cost me dear. I remember that the child was in more than usual ly high spirits on iliat evening, that she (eased me to talk lo her, ting to her mid finally left in a childish fit of an ger because I could do neither on nor the older. At any other time I sdould have gone after her, coaxed and caress ed her in good temper, but now, witli a reeling ol rein f that she bad gone, I sal al the wind iw staring out into the dark night, and counted the cost of the sacrifice. Long, long I sat there, long after the itioun had risen, had set and the stars began to grow dark be fore that streak ol gray light in the east, 1 thought of Mark, of what I had done, of whit 1 hud given up, until I was nearly mad, for when I stood up and cl.ised the window be fore going up lomy room, I had said to raj sell ihat I would write lo Mark Sutherland when moi ning cauie, and tell him that I liad chosen once more between the two 1 loved, and chosen differently ; therefore I hope that 1 was mad, but 1 went up stairs quite resolved and quiet ; I undressed with out ever once glancing towards the bed where my lit tie sister lay; I meant to lie dowu on my pillow without do ing so; but oh 1 I coufd" not say my prayers and have Milly without the kiss I always gate her before I slept, bo I went up lo the tdd, and drawing back 'be curtain, looked down upon wliat lrid been for years my sole earthly treasure. The child looked pale in the cold gray dawn, her gold en hair was tossed wildly back from her face, and covering the pillow ; and while I slood and gazed, my mad ness dying avay, my old self coming back, she stirred in her sleep, two great tears welled ont from thu closed eyes, and with a heavy sob she mur mured Hester ' Then 1 knelt down in the gray dawning, and thanked God that my madness was passed, and prayed ihat u ha lutd givwt uA Klrungth lo Bmke llie sacrifice, so lie would help me never to repent it. 1 did nol see Mark Suihciland again ; but the next time Milly went up to the Hollies she told me on her return, that be had tell ibe Hollies g"ne away to that dreadful India, and was never coming back again.' My heart echoed the words, but I drew Milly to me and kissed her, and tried to be patient and forget, I could uot forget; my nature was tenacious of what dad once taken hold upon it, and the course of our lives was too uniform and monotonous to permit change and variety iheir usu al influence. I scarcely knew, after Mark went nway, how the days and years glided away, their course was so unmarked, and everything seemed so unchanged. At first I nsed to shrink and shiver at the chance men tion of Mark Sutherland's name at the Hollies; thai passed, and I pined to hear of him Willi an anxious long ing, seldom satisfied. They ceased lo speak of him niter awhile, as people do of a long absent friend, and by de grees it seemed as if he was only re mtmpered in one poor woman's heart who almost came to think of him, too, as if he had been removed by death. So that, when one day Milly came back from the Hollies, and said, as she untied her hat and threw it down Hester, guess ; who in the world d) you think came lo the Hollies last night?" not even my thoughts suggest ed the right; person. ' No, no,' said Milly, as I named one r two; ' no; who but that Cous in Mark who went away to India years ago ! I was a mere child at the lime, but I remembered him instantly a compliment he did not return by the by ; though, when he heard who I was, he asked for you.'. Years ago, was it, since Mark went a ay ? Ah ! as Milly spoke it seem ed only yesterday ; the joy, the sor row, me oiu pains, so treslily new, were throbbing so w ildly once more at my heart. He had nut quite for gotten me but did he remember meas I renumbered him ? ' I do believe you have forgotten all about him,' Milly went on; aud let me lell you, I wonder nt that, for I remember he used to be so ftnd of talking to ycu, Hetty, and he is I he kind of man that women may be proud of attracting, none the less because he cares very liltle I should say.for wom en in general.' Really, Milly, dear, you seem to have studied Mr. Sutherland very closely, considering this may be your fmt acquaintance with bim. She laughed, blushed, and threw ' back her l"-au!iful golden hair. i No, I don't know that I have ; he devoted himself to me a good deal this ! eveniniug. and, I couldn't help form-. ing my opinion, yon know. There is to be a cfochef patty tomorrow at the H jili- s. uid Mr. Sutberlind made nie : promise lo Mine up, and bring ynti, if : you would come, but I told him b-Jin-ehund that I knew you would nol, ; knowing ycur dislike to that delecla ! ble means for the promotion of flirt ing I And after tins il happened that Milly cither went or whs sent for, j nearly every day up to the Hollies I where indeed she wa very much in the habit of going ; while 1, who had I long ago ceased to care for any com j panionhip beside my si.-ter's, sal at home, with a feverish longing to see Mark Sutherland once mure, and yet dreading with a sickening dread, to meet the careless, estranged glance of the dark eyes that bad looked once lulu mine full of love. It seemed that Mark uot utifrc quently accompanied Milly part of I he way home ; but he never came near enough to our cottage for me to catch even the most disianl glimpue of him and my little sister had somehow ceas ed to talk of him after the first. So, though 1 still knew that he staid at thu Hollies, he might almost as well have been acro-s the wide ocean ns far as I was concerned. And yet ? oh, nol the sense of his presence seemed borne to me uion every breath of the sweet summer air that floated into my room. I could not sleep at night, nor rest calmly by day ; und often, while Milly was with her friends I used to wander out, scarce heeding where I went. One day, w hen this terrible yearn ing was strong upon me, I took my sketching matei ittls, from force of hab it, and et out to walk to a pretty wood at some distance. The cool green fragi ance of the leafy shadows was grateful after the glaring sunshine and l sat dow n to rest where they felt coolest. But a sudden sound of laugh ter aud merry voices close at hand startled me, and not waiting to see who the speakers were, 1 got up and fled swiftly down the darkest and most tangled of the paths (hat branch ed away into she heart of (he wood. I soon left the merry voices far be hind me und slackening my walk, 1 w andered on, dreamy and absorbed as ever, till, suddenly turning into anoth er path, I saw what, caused me lo stand slill and forget everything but what my eyes looked upon. Murk Sutherland 1 yes, Maik, older, darker, thinner, but Mark himself. Ah, how the green marshes and the winding sea-wall, and the lark singing high in the sky, all floated belore my eyes, as I saw the downward bend of his state ly head to look into the face beside him, the face that looked up again into his, w ith those candid blue eyes, and a smile on the soil parted lips. The smile seemed to reflect itself upon Maik's grave face for an instant, and then he took up (he iiule hand lying on bis arm and kissed it tenderly. I looked no longer. I crept away ; s'ricketi with a dumb anguih,a dread ful sullen despair, I crept away and went home, for 1 knew the candid blue eyes, the sweet smile, and the floating golden hair ; and they were my sister Milly'f. Oh, hud I not done enough? was my cup -not yet so full but that this bitter drop must be added to it overflow. So I cried out in my anguish, and it was long before better thoughts came to me, or thut Coming, I could hold them firmly and lake comfort.' But by-ar.d-by I rose from where I had flung myself down, and sat by the window to watch for Milly. She came along presently in the evening light, and 1 looked at her with my eyes freshly opened. 1 had' never yet ceased to think of her as a chiln ; 1 realized in one minute now that the child was1 a woman. I looked at the beautiful, fresh young face, and invol untarily glanced lit the reflection of my own in the mirror opposite. I never could have been in my best days what Milly was; and now I turned away with a sigh from the im 8e of that faded woman, with pale bps, und weary dark eyes. Milly came in the next instant, threw off her hat, and, coming up be side me, took my face between her two soft hands, looked into it tenderly fur a minute, then kissed me, and sat down with her Arm round me. Het, my dear, I have something to lell you, she . began, with a strange tremble in her voice, though she w as smiling, too, ' wondetful thing, I don't think you would ever guess it.' I pressed the little one close to my throbbing breist. You never could ; and yet how your heart is beating V she said, look ing up at me timidly ; ' I believe you really do. Then, sinking her face down to my shoulder once more, she added, almost in a whisper, Hester, he told roe to ask you whether you would see him to-morrow.' ' He, mean Ml. Sutherland, of course I' Of course. Hester, do you mean to say yes ?' aeked Milly, stealing an other of I hose timid glances at roe. My 'yes' will go with yours, Mil ly dear.' God ble.s you, Hester! my dar ling, my dear, dear sister !' cried Mil ly fervently ; and for a long time we j were both silent. Xur, indeed, did she mention Mr. Sutherland's wtuie' a?ain, nor recur in any way to Ihe subject, till about the middle of the ' next day, (die suddenly sprang up' from her place by the window, and j glmcing at me wiib vivid blush and unile, ran out of the room, and I. heard her fly up siairs. j Then I knew who was Cuming, and I sat Mill heeau-e lo move would hate been out of my power. So, when ho entered the room, I sat, and though I held oui my band and tried lo utlt r a greeting. 1 knew thai my lip only murmured inarticulately. He looked at me as bo held my hand i; a mo mentary grasp, and I thought there was a shocked pain and a shocked sur prise in his face. Then he began. I have not come unexpectedly, I hope ? Mdly promised lo n.-k )ou lo tell you ' ' Shu did tell me ; I expected you,' I strove to say ; and I hope I said il quietly. ' Did you nol guess why I wanted lo see you ?' he asked, with that direct ness of speech 1 remembered so well. Yes I even wenf so far as that,' I answered, and smiled, oh 1 what a wintry smile, if it did nol belie my heart, ' Of course, I could only have one purpose in asking to sec you again.' lie went on quietly ; 'but, ah ! Hester, what will you say to me this lime f" What does Milly say ?' 4 Milly ! always Milly still I But. Hester,. it is for you to answer me lirst,' he said ; and abruptly walking from his position on the hearth, he came and sat down besido mo. ' Hester I must call you so did your sister tell you what 1 said to her yesterday ?' ' She let me infer it.' Infer 1 fiddledee. Nothing like plain speaking to express a plain meaning,' he spoke out rather impet uously. But you are so cold, so un like your former self, Hester, that I could not lake it for an answer to what I came to ask. Did Milly tell you that yesterday, for I have grown to love the little girl -dearly,. Hester! Hester! what have I said? What is the matter ?' " I hated, despised myself for (he weakness, but the mortal struggle of yesterday was not done yet. I could not hear this man, whom I had loved so long, so deeply, avow to my face his transferred affection to my sister, and be unmoved. Involuntarily I grasped the arm of my chair for sup port, for my life saemed fading from me in the struggle. lie bent over m ", he lifted my faint head on to his broad breast, but I shrank from him feebly. It is nothing. I am often fain', I am quite well again. You were soying yes, go on, Mr. Sutherland.' I was saying, ah, Hester, think I need riot go on, you are so changed, my dear,' he said, looking down al me with sorrowful perplexity. ' Well, well, Milly h d roe on lo hope ; but I ought to have known better. You never cared for me iu the beginning as i did for you.' ' Surely, surely, that bygone ought to be a bygone now,' I cried bitterly. ' If you say that, it ought, indeed,' he answered, turning from me ; ' but I told you tJien, Hester, that I should never forget you; and from something Milly said, aud your remaining un married, I w as wild enough to dream to hope ' Something, a light that dazzled my poor eyes, was breaking in upon me as he spoke. 'Mark,' 'what did you come here to-day to risk me ?' The same question that I asked eight years ago by the stream in the marshes, Hester. I have done with India; I am no longer a poor man, and 1 want the woman I have always loved. Hester, is this true ? Is she mine at last?' For a long, long time, I think, aller this, we forgot the existence of any one besides ourselves. Then I told Mark the little game of cross purpos es we had been playing. His incred. bus wonder that 1 could imagine that he had ever thought of any onu but me, touched me to the hear!. i'oor Milly,' he said, 'so you would have put her off w ith reversion of the heart. No, when sho marries, may she be what you are, Hester her husband's first love and his last.' A schoolmaster recently illustrated his argument in favor of corporeal punishment for children by a pleasant piece of w itticism. He said that 'the child once started in the course of evil conduct was I ke a locomotive on the wrong (rack it takes the switch to get it off.' The Bangor Advertitvr tills a good story of a Yankee w ho was refused a dinner at one of the taverns down East until he had shown the landlord bir "pewter." Boniface, then did his best, and at the sound of the bell in walked the Yankee, and.taking a gen eral survey of the table, turned lo the host and said, ' Mister, you've seen tny money and I've en tour dinner, good-bye,' A preacher once selected the fol lowing words for his text: 4 the world the flesh and the devil.' Observing thai he would arrange each under its proper head- he would commence up on the flcoh.pasi lightly over the world and hasten o fait at he could to the devil. " An agricultural society offered a premium for the bent e-wsay on irriga gation. By mistake it wa printed irritation, whereupon an honest farm er Stut hi wife.. (eitcral Hu.lo iutitni uutl ciiri.il Joe JutiiiMOM. M.tj.ir Nit huls in hi " Siory of ltd Great March," ha the following about the tiueiii.g t f Gi-ni-ral Sher man and the ribel gt netaU : The day of this conference Mon day, April 17 will be memorable in the history of the war. The fratri cidal struggle of (our long und weary years virtually ended w he.i iwo great men came together in Ihe heart ol the "Slate of North Carolina, intent, wiili true nobility of soul ami ihe highest inUrests of humanity, upon putting a stop to the iici'illtss sactilice id' life. This CoIil'cieiiCtt Was liol held kllcr days of bit ody battle w hen the heav ens had been rent with the roar of ar j liilery, Ihe scream of shell, ami the rat-. tie and crash of musketry, but under better auspice than than thesr. As General Sherman rode past lo picket line upon thut sunny spring morning, the ear was not pained by the moans and cries of mangled men, but ihe frosii breeze camu laden with the fragrance of ihe i-iues, of upple blos soms, of Mies, roses and violets. The eye reeled upon a thousand forms of heanty ; for the lain and warm sun had quickened into life counties budi and tiowering plants, until the hill sides and glens und bushes were brilliant in their robes of delicate green. Here and there in the lorcit, the deep toned evergreen of some sturdy old pine or cedar was displayed in dark nlief against the fresher verdure ; but ihe prevailing tone of earth and sky was pregnant with the loving promise of spring. The scene was symbolic of the new era of peaco just beginning to dawn upon the nation. The two genernlsmct upon thcrotitl warmly greeting each other with ex tended hands. On thu brow of thu LIU a lew yards further on there was it farm-house, to which they repaired for consultation, while the general ollicors und stall's who accompanied tlieir respective chiefs fell, after a few mo ments, into amicable conversation. Kilpalrick und Wade Hampton soon got to lighting their cavalry battles over iigaiu, contented this lime with' making it only a war of words. On this occasion I hud my first tiew of the Confederate Generals. The study of Iheir man iters and personal appearance wit a decided pleasure, for we had heard so much of their characteristics that curiosity had bo come whetted. Wade Hampton, a large and otr erful man, gave but little opportunity, for a critical examination of the grac es of hi person ; for during thu morn ing he lay stretched, in an indifferent manner, upon an old carpenter's bench by the side of llie house; and when he afterwards followed his sujierior out of the inclosure, dangling afler him an immense sword which iimrt have been imported for the occasion, cither nature or his tniIor,or both gave him an appeal mice of vulgarity and clumsiness which surprised those who had been educated to believe thut a South Carolinian who owned many slaves was necessarily un elegant and it fined gentleman. It should be said of Hampton's face that is, what could be seen of it behind a beard which wu unnaturally black for a man fifty years1 of age that it seemed bold even be yond arrogance ; and (hi expression was, if possible, intensified by the , boastful fanfaronade which be contin ued during the whole period of the conference. General Johnston, whom we had an opportunity of observing later in tlior day. is a man of medium height and ' striking appearance'. He was dress ed in a neat, gray uniform, which har monized graei-fnlly with a full beard and moustache ot silvery whiteness, partly concealing a genial and gener ous mouth, that must have become habituated lo a kindly smile. His tyes, dink brown iu color, varied in expression, now intense and spaikling ' and then soft with tenderness, or twinkling with humor. The nose was I'otn.in, und the forehead full and ' prominent. The general cast of fea- ' lures gave an expression of (goodliest and rmtnlincss, iiinglin a fine nature wish the decision and energy of llie capable soldier. Theett were my im pressions of Gen. Joe Johnston, as I saw bim, now assenting to some prop-" osiiiotm of lien. Sherman, put forth in' his acute, energetic manner, or when' in conversation with a brother officer of the old army, Gen. Bany, met here for lh first time in many years. A nervous youlh was teci-iiily ask-' t-d a tea table, where (here were sev eral fine gill nipping Twankny, what' he thought of a certain young lady who w.is then absent. Oh,' said he, ' she it the plainest woman I cvir sawr in my life. Present company always' excepted." London, wi;h u population of 2, "f'0,OO0, is admirably governed fluf ' about S:'2,0OO,OO0 per year. Paris, with a population of 1 ,CMKW i kei id pert eel order for about S lO.OOO.OW ' per annum. ,Bul New York, which' has a population of onty 800,000,' pay ubo'Ji 17,0000 per year, and i miserably, misgoverned, aud in' J.t vih-ist disorder. Artt-uiu Ward cay when I heals the song, C'owe where my Iau lie dreaming" he don't go. lit don't think it would bj light. .Iter Davu -'FofcTr.." l'ortre' Mnro.