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, 'Waatart taaa, foor llttla Iraaftr,
f areaga ta algal ea4 tkro'th itarw?"
'Bafia atari aal, aa 4 tka aaw4rtft
Drawn Ik vole tkat eltti htr lta;
4la4,fr alaaf Ifta p-atawa?
f P4 taoi tiltt fatt aw.
Harrying wkllaarf Bltitad 8 vlor .
. Sa4 laotalUlU faatawal
Ftataal kandi arrakJ e4 UJlsf ,
Faat, aakaa4, aad kaa4 ara bait,
Jt4 Ifta froia itatt, likejawal,
. ' Cllr le kr fMa hlf
' Ta tUrTfriaBU flatter raaa4 har,
Battllif llk Iba biliar alr.
-Cae-arl, tkrcajk Ika gatkartag larka,
ff Uli ita totlarili ar flifklj
Wtar.loaat.liliaft ritU4
Waaiarlag la thaaatar sight.
Ii thr ao anT Ii lkr aaa,
' Kslag fnktf wairala aad llgkl?
' Ifal Um gliimi Howart tbaceratr
RaJ4 gUw fiam kts j komi,
Aal;'', narr, eklMiik laagbltr,
l-l,lsg Iba, bleak wla4 )m
Ttr U-aljkl Ibtj ipart, all bfjlal,
Wli Iba Cbrllwaaattrai aad gaaatt.
Hippf bildital Hrr7 '!
Dl a ika raof Ikat ikitld yom kar!
Taadrr falbtri Cintla malbul
Laving if rl Dratkar daart
Nal a frown la atar janrplcaiara,
rry j7 and aamfvrt aiar. f
Ckrlilmaiattl ika Srallgkt daaeaa
Oa Ika flotartd parlor will,
.Aadf art la ao tkamlari,
Oifn araraag4 for oa and all;
Tklla kak w, tka klaiiag kllekaa
Bend il akt tr tkrangk court aad kall.
Ami, tktr, flcamiag fait Ika eaVtata, ;
v ' & tka gliturlag CkrUMaiwaa
Haag w Ith goldaft frliaan4 trlakata
Far tka faa Ikat la to ka!
0,lka oaadla! 0, tka tiaarartit
Oa tkat glariaai Ckriitrcai-tratt
Xw, look ob kar, kera ba eraaaka,
Cloiakcitda tka frlaadly duor,
IT kiloikaeonati tka danriag footilrpi
At Iba elattar 'r tka floor;
Tbiy ara ilngiag Ckriatnaa earol,
Siagiag 'Uli tbolr koarla brim a'art
Jtad ika watekaa tkroagk tka wladow,
Litt I faeti Hka kar wa,
Xkaralagaitk ealritlal taaiara
Gioity riaglata kackward tkrawa;
. At Iba falbtr elaifi bli darlingi,
. Wllh awaat warda ika kaa to aaa.
' O, daar fatbar 0, iwtat aaotkar,
Wkirt ara wKa latad Ba ao?
tidkar littla ktarl oatbartlag
Wallaalaaditt wardlan woa;
Furala! tbay ilaap tagatkar,
Tbia will night baneatk Iba mow.
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Tap! apoa Iba kaary catamaat,
Tapl kar kaadi waald Bäk a flga,
M Taka b In , kind Ckriitioa pterlcl
' AU tbai Joji tkay aac wtraalaat
JItra I dia of told aad banger "
Ilaada kar kat tka Ear Ditlo!
7ow, tkaeartaln drawa moracloitly,
Aad tka iploador fadiag loa,
Drawiy Ulli la kiddaa itatplta
Toll tka kaary taidalgkt tkroagk;
, All Ii katktd tava dittaat raal,
. And tht 8tarm-Kiag'i noli ertw.
!', tk brid dream i of ber krldegraoB,
Aad Ika bridegroom, toe, 1 klart;
3a w, tka mother kag kar baalliag,
. . Wkcra It aaitlej en ktr breail,
Aga aad childhood kolk ara kapp
. I thatlltartaly Cbriitmai reiL
Hat ao koma reoelret tk loaa as,
" Aad ao Botker'ifond addren
Fmeoth bar pillow Ib Iba laowdrlf,
Aad aa fatk er'i kaad aa kleiri
Tkat lo at fledgliag ob tta dooraiap,
Tieldiag ther t Deatk'i earii.
- L-al kaheld a laddta gloryf
. Llitt loftmaiiolB tkaairf
! Aad aha riree radiant, leveij,
CUipi kar bandf and knttli Ib prajer.
0et am infant form reipleadeat
SUodiag rigkt kefara ker tkara!
0 ita kaaa a erawa offtarlight
Sh adding lattra o'er iti face!
Hea,Teat mildnesi a er featara,
. Al'iU bearing iwectctt grace;
IT hl ta rebel, para aad bright aa lilrer,
LigkUagap tkat gloom place!
Bark! itipeaki! Ita araa eitended
, , Beckoa ta tkat loael one;
"Coma t aa, poor little stranger,
" For tk pilgrimage ia done!"
Tea af beaten! ens the Hager
Wkeatke tkrekel4thaili wea?
Mj Father' hoar bn many toaniiai,
Far mara beaatlfal tkaa tkeie;
- Foatarea grea k. a. a Set watari.
Flower af glor,11? log treee.
' 2?0wlaler,aaliammer,
Where Uli ekildren reit at eaa.
Cberr Ckriitmaa-kella were ehlaiag,
. Aad tka Berry erowd iwept paat,
Iber it lay, like God' awa kleniag,
Oa tkat kapp daoralll east,
Vhera the little barefoot pilgelm
Fottad Iter Hearaa andllem atlait!
VOL. i, NO. 521
Writtoa for tka Amarloaa.
torn Bf tue ka-::;
Braak, break, kreak, s ' ,
Oa tk eald gray laada, ok iea
Hattb teadir griee ofadij lhtlj .
Will sever aom keek tarn. Tar
U Wil a plcaaant pot that
hom of mine, down by Ihe
Tha bona, onra white), bad been'lhteJ
with a rkh crem oolor, and itpwly
hon with the greeneat of b!lr.. I
thc j-ht, aa I looked at it th nicht tficr,
tha trariforrofttlon wti complcta. tbt
it om Ci for ihe rcildencajof Va
dort bimaalf.
Fronting tho ca II wn ihtded bj
four fin ma pi fa wblcb grow upon tho
aide walk, i and ttretched tbeir boutcha
over tho roof. A liulo front yird with
a pa?cd walk going from the front door
atcpe to tho gat, airetcbcd on tho right
band Into a aquaro, fail tf apringi and
roao buehca, oTor-tlpped by a gruceful
tamarao I roe, on wboao higheat branch
ca icorrtof blrdi oaod to ryrlo In the
aommer month. 1'crhapa they might
havt fuund a pieaaantrr place, but ven
now I doubt it. 1 htfo pone for from
the place, and it may bo that 1 ahull
new look uprjn It "any more, jet ever
and anon, a a 1 wonder through tho
wot Id a violet aprifging at my feet, u
bird finding in tho air, a lift ol blue sky
beyond diataAt billa, mukca mo a boy
again, and bringe tho old Imune ao vir
idly btforo mo thai I can almoit aco tho
favea and hear the volcea nay, catch
the very worde of thoao who are llrlng
there, and who have doubllcM forgotten
merroth'a. Tho petl U un mu now,
and looking back upon my early daya
plainly, 1 enjoy two youth I taalo
ibee eiinplo pioaaurea In the midat of
thia artificial life, and the flavor ia more
exquNUtt than It uaed lo be before 1 bad
Icattied to appreciate it.
Oh, that aunny old garden, with Ihe
plumed atparegue waving over Ihe
apritig beeide tho wall, with Ita long
rowa of currant iMiahva, Ita. red holly
hock a and great iuit (lowrra, turning
from eaat to weal a the d.y went by.
What a pltaaaut pluto it vtut to lie of u
aumtnor afiernoun on my back in the
graa, with tho red roava and the cur
rant boahes shading mo from the in
tenae beat of the aky to hear the tod
tiling rattle, and the pound of voice
from the dining-room to see the brown
maro como from the bnrn to drink at
ibo pring -Ibeae were thing to enjoy
and remember; and 1 have lmeiulit.
Uut when tho long twilight faded into
Highland the moon ruaoalowly behind
the wood a, then waa the time lo aeek the
other aide cf tho hounc, to ait in the
ahade of the lamarac tree, and to scent
tho fragrant sweet brier that grew bv
neath tho window, llow 1 loved those
wiJd, roeeet fbey wero connected somo
how in my mind with the memory of a
dead aialer. 1 don't know that she ever
looaened tho oarth around their route
or gave them water io ber short life; 1
had never acen her wear them, but 1
never did theae offices myeelf without a
thought of bcr.
A green lano bordered this place,
about which 1 invented a number of
etories, and down which I etreyed some
time io the moonlight, with my favor
ite volome of Kirk White in my hand.
It wan not a healthy cxieter.ee that 1 ltd
in the old bouse, i am afraid, and to
that cause I uccribe tho thy melancholy
(if I may givo auch a name to the feel
ing which ia not sad hob,) that bns ac
companied me through lile. As 1 look
back upon' my younger self I see a
strange contradiction two characters
In one two boys in one tbo first a goy,
noy fellow, forever in mischief, and
loving play far better than atudj; tho
second a dreamy student, hiding from
hia fellows, pouring over qioer books,
snd dreaming strange dream In soli
tude; 1 hardly know which ought to
have be'en the real me. 1 only know
that chrmce and change have developed
the latter eelf.and thui the dreamy stu
dent has merged into the shy, abstract
ed man, while the riotous boy lingers
in the paat, together with many other
things that waa promised, but have nev
er been performed.
1 was the only child in my uncle's
house, but it was gay with young girls,
just dancing into womanhood. Wbero
roses grow, bees and butterflies are
tore lo hover, and a conlinoaj, relay of
students from the ono medical college
in the village were posted in my un
cle's dining-rooms, the parlors or the
garden. 1 looked on in silonco, -for 1
was but a boy,' and of not much impor
tance in my cousin's eyes. But when
1 saw Lucy, the eldest, tho fairest of
them all, comedown stairs or cross the
room, bow fast my heart beat bow
quick my eyes clouded overt She was
a tall, magnificent brunette, with hair
likenight, and auch bcaatiful large black
eyes, eyes that had no need of words,
but vi ent straight lo the heart, and nev
er kit it mure. A clear crimson flushed
the olive of her cheek, a deeper shade
djed her scornful lip, and she walked
as Cleopatra might have done whon she
stepped upon her gallery to meet Mark
My cousin Lucy was a coquette, and
twenty-four years old; 1 was a shy
scbool boy of fifteen, and yet I knew
well that not one of those who hung up
on ber words and lived" within her
smiles, could love bcr better'or worship
ber more ardently than 1. Without
one hope of winning a fond glance from
those proud eyes, 1 was yet ready to lie
down and die for her; without one
thought of ever being more to ber than
1 was tbon, 1 could have found it in my
heart to remove the man she loved. It
was no bed of roses on which to lay.
So far as Lucy was concerned, uncon
sciously to herself, she led me a bewild
ering dance across the roughest roads,
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and left me, W ill o'-the-wip that she
was, stuck faat In. the morasa, from
which I was long In airuggling out, to
dry land. Oh, how 1 lovid ber; and
she know it not.' She knows It not to
this day: will never know It unless she
reada this page, and then remembers a
palo boy, whoso eyes Often met hers, but
who rarely ventured to speak to her,
though the tie of blood and long dwel
ling undor tho same roof ga?o bira a
double right to do so. Dj such loves,
does any love, ever die? 1 think noi.
What has boen a part of us can scarce
ly bo said to fado Into utter nothing
ness. , ' - " r ..
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One moonlight night In Augut, Lucy
sat alone In the parlor playing enatche
of old songs at tbo cabinet piano. Her
aiaiera had gono on a water excursion,
but she had been kept at borne by a
slight headache. "Where was 17 Kol
by her aide I had no right to that
place; but out under the syringa bush
es that grew so eloso to the window,
that their aeon ted breath filled tho
room, leaning against the bouse and ga
ting at her through the looped up cur
tain myself in ahadow. llow beau
tiful ibo was; how tilting Itsoemcd that
she should alwaye sit there In roae-ctsd
light, einging her way through life, like
an exquisite dream, She sang, tho
worda como back to me to day.
Wk a Utllgkl dewi are foiling loft
I'poa the fJ
Z wetea lae iter wkoie keem o oft
Uae lighted tkea ta me
Aa4 tkea, l, oa that ark sear,
Akl doeit tka gat leren,
And think, theagtt lelt forever ker,
Ihoa'll aet he mine Ib Ilea reo?
It was a simple song, but tho melo4y
was passionate, and touched with that
indefinite sadness which is always akin
to paaaion, a dream of Italy, of Venlco,
with Its gondolas, its palaces and Its,
bewitching sky, csme up before me.
We were no longer In stcrllo Knglund,
wo were in that clime of the aun: she
was the Improviaairice, singing hor own
sweet fancies, not another I the young
I'rinco, crouched at her feet, as the laat
note died away, and foci har whito fin
gora playing with my hair. Alas for
Italy! Alea lor tbo poor Princcl While
she yet dwell temderly on the last line
the door opened softly, a slight figure
wrapped in a cloak stolo up behind her,
and aa she started and turned around,
flung himself at her foet.asl haddionn
ed oi doing. How pale she turned;
how pale he was too; I recognized him
in a moment, it was Alfred Methuen,
my, boaom friend,- who had recently
come from Kaat India. I had been
jealous of many others during the sum
raer, but I had never thought of um; 1
had scarcely ever seen them talking to
each other, never ulone, and yet they
roust havo met often, and secretly, ere
matters bad gono so far as this. 1 bit
ray lips savagely and leaned against the
wall,' determined to be rovenged on
them both.
It was Lucy who spoko first; bending
down over him and wringing her white
hands in anguish. "Oh, Alfred! Alfrcdl
bow wrong, bow rash ibis is, why did
you come?" . k
They are all away; your father 1
saw at the committee room, and when
I found that you had not gono with the
water parly 1 could not resist. Don't
bit mo me, Lucy, 1 am too wretched; but
Leon, where is he?"
With the boys, I dare say; I went
up to bis room just now, but ho was not
there, but we need not mind bim."
"Toll me, Lucy, has you father ipo
ken yet?
"lie told me this morning that you
had confessed that you begged that
my engngcmont with Mr. Dovero might
be broken off "
And what did you iraj?"
"What could I suy, Alfred? the mar.
riago must go on; it is too lato lo draw
draw back now"
Even if you would," he said bitter
ly, finishing tho sentence for her. She
6ighed, and a vivid criraeon flushed ber
"Tell me," be said, pressing his lips
and bis forehead upon ibe white hands
bo held, "cannot you sacrifice ambition
to love? Is your heart so cold, Lucy,
that yoa will marry this foreigner and
leave mo to go mad or die?"'
"You will do neither, Alfred," she
said calmly; "people do not dio so easi
ly or'go mud either. You will suffer 1
know, so shall 1; and yet yet what?
Listen Alfred, seriously," she said,
drawing her hands away from his,
"you huve cried out bitterly againat my
ambition, I grant that I havo it. If it
be a sin, then 1 am tho greatest of win
ners," and she lifted her beautiful head
proudly. "1 have been ambitious far
yeara the world haa made me so. It I
had met yoa years sgo, when 1 was a
simple-hearted girl, 1 should have th'o't
it no sacrifice to marry you; now I con
fess that I should."
lie started to hU feel impatiently,
but she imposed silence upon bim with
a wave of her hand.
"Wait, bear mo through, I know you
think me eiceseively heartless, and, per
haps, I may bo. Then again, the world
has been to blame; Lucy Forrest as she
was would have loved you dearly; Lu
cy aa she is "
"Oh, do not say she does not care for
mc; anything but that," be murmured,
hiding his face in his hands.
"No, my poor Alfred, I 'will not; she
does care for you; tt would have been
far better for her if she had never mot
you; but reflect a little upon my posi
tion. I want to be rich and powerful;
I want to go abroad, and to visit all
those lovely countries of which I have
dreamed since my childhood. Youcan
not gratify these deaires; Mr. Devcre
can, and ao I marry him."
Ah, yes. you would not love mo loni.
Alfred, I aware you; 1 ao a different
woman Irom the Lucy you haro wor
ahipped, and It is bettor that yoa should
know II now, You have broken my
heart, and yoa have mado lifo Intoler
able. Ob, why did I ever meet you?
(Jod knows," she said bitterly, rising
and pacing to and fro., "Cut It ia not
aa if I had done this Intentionally.
When I first saw you In New York last
spring, you knew well that i waa en
gaged to Air. Do vera, every one knew
it; there wai not among tbos6 who
crowded around me, that did not mske
way for the grove, gray-balred Banker,
whenever bo entered a room in search
of me. Well, I have broken no falib
with A'frdi 1 f jyid tLJ'-7o,j'7ere
growing deaf to mo; X w& frhlened,
and drow back; then yoa spoko, arid
for the first timo i know that you loved
"Lucy, fiom tho moment that our
eres first rncl 1 havo been your slave.
You do Dot lovo that man, Lucy."
"I am his friend," she said, with gen
tlo dignity. t"lleapcct him, 1 art tfrate
fa I to him for having placed se much
plcssure within my reach. But luv?
ah, Alfred, I found out many resri ago
that there are other thing that make
people happy be aides that. 1 almost
feel at times that if I could really lore
again I would never marry iheiann who
inspired the passion 1 havo aafTered too
much; my heart shrinks and trembles
at tho thought of another wound."
Thcro was a dead alienee, - liy and
by aho camo and Icanod sgninst the
window juat above me, and leoked out
Into tho moonlit yard. Ho ctmo on to
bcr with his cloak around him and his
hat In his hand. "1 am going Lucy,"
he raid tadly. "1 know that 1 was
dreaming when. I thought l)f One mo
rornt of winning you, and so good bye."
Her voice trembled, she bad a good
heart, and his silent miery touched ber
fur more than tho loudest protestations
could'havo done.
"Alfred, my cousin, I in very, very
"1 beliovo you, Lucy, and hopo that
you may bo happy In the Ufa you haro
"And you, Alfrod, I will not wish for
bappincts, but may wo both be con
tent." Ho took ber hand, bent down and
kUaed her forehead, and went away
without uttering a wotd.
My poor friend; by the pangav that
wrung my own heart, 1 knew something
of bis sorrow. My thoughts of re
venge bad gone; there waa nothing but
love and sytnpalhy between ui two for
evir. -' ; T.T
Lucy stood long in the' moonlight
after be had left her; she sighed heav
ily once or twicr;once I tbooghl I beard
her sob, but ihe next moment I raw her
face and it was calm, thtfUgh psle. She
trifled with tho syringa blossom she
held in her bsnd; at Isst she laid it
down, and I beard her go up to bcr
own chamber.
1 stole out of my hiding plsce.cntered
the parlor, and aecured that precioua
flower with a trembling band. 1 bid
the btoasom next my heart I have its
ashes yet.
4c He
My friend is a happy husband and
father. Mrs. Dcvere lives in Italy, the
idol of bcr huaband,and the centre r f a
gay and brilliant, circle. We hear her
name often from bcr countrymen who
go abroad.
And 1 am a gray-baired bachelor.
The Meredith and Julian Imbroglio
Julian's Reply to Meredith's
Ed. Gazette. I find in tho Indianap
olis Daily Journal of the 2J instant, a
communication of nearly two columns
in length, over the signature of "S.
Mcrediib," evidently prepared by his
attorney, and assuming to be a vindica
tion of his Isle assault upon me at Rich
mond, Indiana. A vory fow word will
diaposo of this shallow and impudent
manifesto, and leave bira more than ever
under the public brand of falsehood and
Tho attorney of Meredith, It will be
noticed in preparing his vindication,
artfully thrives to bewilder the reader
by confounding tho question of his re-'
moval from his command at Paducah,
with the totally different and distinct
question of bis discharge from tho ser
vice at tho end tfthe war. fhave'iiever
affirmed that he waanr.t finally discharg
ed from the military service in the
latter part of-May of last year, as he
asserts. Having boen removed from his
command ut Paducah, (us 1 shall show)
and tho war having ended, and there
being no charges on file demanding a
military trial, the Govenment could do
no otherwise than discharge him at hia
request; whilst Meredith j n tt aa natural
ly sought the first opportunity of es
caping from Ihe servico, and of thereby
eluding the charges which he naturally
feared, after the censure implied in his
being relieved from bis command. In
stead of redounding to his credit this
"honorab'e discbargo"at bis own request
so soon after he had been relieved on
charges of disloyalty, only confirms tho
suspicion of bis guilt, and erinces hi4
own fears of a proper investigation. It
amounts in fact to a virtual confession
of judgment against himself.
Had chargta been filed, I have no
doubt that ho would have been dismiss
ed in diegraco years before tho termina
tion of tie war; for I personally know,
as does Meredith himelf, that the Sec
retary of War regarded bim as a most
contemptiblo military failure, and was
only prevented from dismissing him by
the earnest and persistent entreaties of
Indiana politicians in bis behalf.
Was Meredith relieved from bis com
mand at Paducah, on ' the charge of
sympathising wi th reb'els,' and Coiling to
prcteet loyal men? That i the real
issue betweon as That is vth&i 1 gave
lo aubatance, aa a(fact, to the newspa
pers, Ifl waa right, then the assault
upon me by him and hia confederate
ruClana and assaaslns, even If it could
have boon justifiable In any case, Is
totally without excuse; and ifl prove
my aaserlion true, his fabricated vindi
cation, while it will show that "the
galled jade winces," will only .consign
him to o deeper pit of Infamy and con
tempt. .,'.
On.the first day of last May charges
of rebet sympathy, substantially as
complained. of by Meredith, were ver
bally made to Secretary Stanton. They
wero mado on the authority and at tbo
earnest and Importunstd request of
Crominent Kentucilana, including Hoa.
iOcieu Anderson; and if he 'shall deny
it Ibo proof will bo at hand. Secretary
Stanton at once ordered him to be re
lieved, directing tho order to bo mado
on that day, which was done. 1 waa
prenoot on this occasion. Hero Iho
matter rested for several days, when 1
was informed that the order cf the Soo
rotary had riot been received, andjthal
Moredith wa still in command. The
Secretary of War bolrg inaccessible, on
account of businrsi, I called to too the
Pruaident, and finding him alao aur
rounded, I sent by hia messenger a note
referring hiru to the charges against
Meredith, and the report that ho waa
still in command, and asking him lo call
tho attention of the Secretary to tho
matter. Upon thia the Preaidenl ad
dressed tho following to tho Secretary
of War, written on the back of my nolo:
JCxKcvTiviOrricK, Washington, I), rj
May 5, 18G5.
ll'spcctfully referred to the Honora
ble iho Secretary of, War, who will
plodso give this matter hia earliest at
tention. ANbntw JoriNaoiv.
To this Sccrotary Stanton replied at
follows: '
War Dirr., Washington Citt,)
MMy 6, 18C5
Ma Poriident: 1 return tiorowitlt the
letter of Mr. Julian. He Is mistaken.
General Meredith has been relieved
General Thomas reported, four days
ago, Ibo fuct t f hia relief, and tho name
ut Ibo cfllcer who relieved him. Tho
order issued on the lt of Muv, and
General Tbomsa' on tho 2d of May, re
porta that bo was relieved by Colon 1
Oarleton, of the 80tb Ohio. 1 have the
honor to bo your obedient servant.
Kdwim.M. Stanton.
Secretary of War. .
Tbeo papers wore returned to me,
and sro lo my possession. It will thus
be aeon that tbo truth t)f whut I gave to
Ihe newspapers ii triumphantly made
out. He teat relieved from bis command
in Kentucky, and the witness of this
lact, und of the charges on which it was
done, i tho Secretary of War. The
cerlilitf.to cf the Adjutant General,
paraded by Meredith, that he waa mus
tered out of service on the 2J i f May,
at his request, haa nothing to do with
the issue. Ho was relieved. from his
command,at Füducah on tho lit of May
and of coarno was glad to bo mustered
out, after failing, ns be did, to get him
self reinstated. Nor la the Secretary of
War at all contradicted by Gen. Grant,
in the statement purporting to bo bis,
quoted by Meredith,. In that statement
ho is careful to say, "so ftr as I have
ever heard," and ' to far as I hace ever
learned, ete." Ho bad a good deal of
larger work to look after than the Padu
cah District, and bis indefinite state
ments, evidently procured by somo poli
tician, do not begin to make a case against
Secretary Stanton's positive declarations.
The reader will see, therefore, that in
(lead of boing "the owardly and lying
author of o slander," I told the exact
truth, and for this cuso only, on hia
own showing, ho summoned around bim
hia bullies, and played tho natural part
ofa bin'e.-
Whether tbo chargo on which Mere
dith was femoved was true or not, is a
distinct question. Tho Secretary of
War must have believed it In bo true,
since it led to bis removal. From what
1 havo beard from reliable sources, 1
have no doubt as to ita truth, and that
this will be made to appear, overwhelm
ingly, if ihe subject should become suf
fir.unlly important to the public to
demand inveatigution. Certain it is
that Hon. Lucien Anderson, Meredith's
own witness, who represented the Padu
cah district in the lust Cingres, always
said, ho was a rebel sympathizer, und
repeatedly urged others, including my
self, to join him in the endeavor to rid
the District of its commander, in order
that a really loyal one mibt bo aecured.
Before concluding my notice of this
"vindication," 1 must refer to a few
smaller matters. Meredith asserts that
Lucien Anderson told him that I re
quested bim (Anderson) to go with me,
last winter, to see the Secretary of War,
for tho purposo of having Meredith re
moved from his command, and that 1
further said Moredith bid been befjre
the Committee on the Conduct of the
War. 13 jih these statements are totally
untrue. Anderson, however, repeatedly
urged me to go with him to see the Seo
retary for the' purposo named, and said
that he had already been to seo bim. 1
chullengo bim to the denial. Meredith
asks why 1 did not have his military
conduct investigated before the Commit-Ue-on
the Conduct of the War? I an
ewer, it waa done so far as its importance
required; and 1 invite the reader's at
tention to the evidence of Major General
John Gibson, in the reports of ihutom
mittee now published. It supplies me
with very good reasons'for my opinion
as to his military character and fitness,
without any occasion for impaling to
me any malicious motive As lo the
statements that in the early part of the
war 1 was In fUvor cl letting the rebel
States peaceably secede; that 1 opposed
the raising of recruits; that I did noth
ing, in. an v way to-enjiet men ia tbo
WHOLE NO. 208.
tJ LU g'
service, Ac, I need make no reply.
The people I represent know these
charges to be false, and iney uave said
so by sustaining me all through tho war
with Increasing unanimity and seal.
Il is this fact, and' tho coDSciousnesa
that no appeal to argument or popular
Intelligence will snOco to prostrate me,
that has Inspired the fiendish despcra;
lion from which I have suffered. ,
In concloiion I mast give Meredith
the credit of one statomenl which seems
to have a color of troth In It. He says
at. the end of bis "vindication," "self,
respect and juatico to my family com
pelled me to vindicate my own reputa
tion and character by a'rssort lo force,
an. I this I did,HtSe V i h"''J"j
manner I ,could .j'. Pc:Lrjrhe
did not mean to say this, but his humil
iation will be acknowledged aa comntote
by all Christians and even civlllzud men;
and I trust 1 havo added something to
it by exposing his fteble and clumsy
attempt to vindicate his conduct, 1
now hand him over to the tender mer
cies of poblio opinion and the sweet
consolations of tbo ruClsns, rounders,
and abouMer-hitters, who oonatilute hia
body guard, and most devoted sod
faithful fi lends.
Washington, D. O., Deo. 7tb, 18C3.
; " i
Romantic Story.
At tho commencement cf the pres
ent century a young man made his sp
poorance In Stratford, and spent a fow
weeks st the tavern hielt then existed
to afford shelter to stsgo coach travel
lers. Whence ho came, snd wist was
his business nono could guess, : Di
rectly opposite iho tavern stood the
small collage and Ihe forgo of a black
smith nsmod Polsum. Us had adsugh
icr who was tho besnty of the village,
Ind It was her fortune. to capiirato the
heart of tho young stranger. Ho told
her bis lovo, said that he was from
Scotland, that he was travelling incrg ,
but in confidence gave her hii real name',
claiming that ho waa heir to a large
fortune She returned his lore, and
they wero married. A few weeks
thereafter the stranger told his wife he
tausl visit NfW Orleans; ho did so, snd
the gossips of the town made the young
wife unhappy bv their disagreeable
bin's and jeers., In a few months the
husband rvtumed, but before a week
elapsed he rexcived a large budget tl
letters, and told hia wifo that be mual
at once return lo England, and must go
alone. He took his departure, and the
gossips bad another glorious opportu
nity to- make- a ronCJwg woman
wroiilu-d. To II but hfraelt It was a
clear caso of desertion; the wife bocame
a mother, and frr two years lived on in
silence and hope,
At tbo end of that timo a letter was
received by iho Stratf rd beauty from
bcr husband, directing berat once to
go at once to New York with her child,
taking nothing with hor but the clothes
she wore, and embark, in a ship for her
home in England. . .
Upon her arrival in New York sho
fjunda ship splendidly furnished with
every convenience and luxury f r bcr
comfort, and two servants ready to
obey every wish that she might ex
P'css. The t-hip duly arrived in Eng
land, and the Slraifjrd girl became the
mistress of a supetb mansion, and, ss
tho wifj cf a baronet, woa.sa'uted by
tho aristocracy as Lady Samuel Ster
ling. On the death of her husbond
many years ago, tho Stratford boy suc
ceeded to the title and weallh'of his
fathers, and in the Isst edition f the
"Peerage and Buronetago" he ia spo
ken of ns the issuo cf "Miss Folsom, t f
Stratford, North America." : When Iho
late Prif Silliman- visited England a
few yours since, ho had ibe pleasure of
meeting Ludy Sterling at a dinner par
ty, and was de-lighted to answer her
many questions about her birthplace in
Remarkable Conduct or A Do?.
We bavo a new dog story to ro
A liulo Eucilid Avenue friend of ours
possesses, among other pots, a fine- point
er dog and u couple of little chickens,
that have been deserted by their fnolh
er a very unprincipled ond unnatural
hen, by the way. The other day he fell
fist asleep while playing with the
chit kens. As he lay upon the fl ror,
with his long, golden curls stre.iraing
out upon iho carpet, the chickens nest
led beneath them as they would have
nestled beneath iheir runaway mother.
Tho dog was near, and for somo time
he watched Ibe proceedings with vi
dent interest. Finally he approached
tho sleeper, poked the chickens from
beneath tho curls, took them gently
in hia mouth and carried them to his
kennel. Their juvenilo owner was
much alarmed upon awakening and
finding that they were not Alarm
was changed, first to surprise and then
to pleasure, upon' discovering their
whereabouts and ihe gentle manner in
which Ihey wero being cared for. The
dog seemed carried away with fond af
fection for bis charge: he would gcnlly
caress them, and look upon them wiih
ey'ca beaming with tenderness. Fur
three or four days the little chicks thus
resided with their canine friend. - At
night they wou'd repose boncaih the
bair of bis paws, and during tho day he
was their constant companion, attending
to their every want with a human care
and solicitude. F:natly this unnatural
mode rf existence seemed to disagree
with them, nn the chick en a were taken
from theirr strange protectory math to
j,ho latter'n sorrow.
törNow,children.wbo loves all men?
asked a School Inspector. The ques
tion was hardly pat before a litlK.girJ,
not four years old,, answered tytiolyy
"AJl wtmeu'
MBLiinrn tvtxir rairir if
C. IU DINQHAM. Prc;r1:t:ri-
C3ee Id llslle's IsllXIrr (.rd itory.
,JS tecs of st'::cr.i?inoK
tiM rrrrtYKAivis ovascs.
$3,00 " , " ir st riD t AsriM fc.
Ke poitag oa papers o'siirsrai iiLia iktof
Coast. -
The Siihelry a Prcctliln, :
Glnral Doenerges Pogram otJlljJ
alsslppy, wbo'demonslrsUd bis, deo
shun lo the grate principles nT. coni i-
tooshnal libsrty by servln lheeonMfrf
esy.aa a commissary, wrote rne to mis
hlmjin Waahlnton, He bid Jost reacevrd
bis pardon, and tbo fual yooae be made
uv bis privileges wut to tum to Wash'
Inton to meet me' for consalissbcn ' nfc.'
tho hopes lt d piospex uv the DifuQf jK.
Ginral Pogram is a, fine speci'mer
the ginnooine, sbrlvclrns suthcrne..
Six feet 2 inches In bite, ba Ho'cha'J'
cor fr-rr"
ccc t w j w i
ldd c--;trst wt. ...
ever met. A onaocsticstr-d . CBU4 ,CV
nschcr, be scorns ibe polish and sbam,
uv wat Is called civilisation. Never
sbel I forglt the liunin glanae uv con-5
tempt he dartid at me, when I ekt him '
to qualify his whisky with a little wa
tert . .
Ginral Pogram opened by Ismrntln
the untimely drceaso ov ao many mhrn
voters, In the late diabolikle war LlnklrV
and his helyuns made upon 'em. . M
1 replied, to wuoat. that the deficit.
cood be easily made up. '1 hev,' a I, ,
bin a const Jria this matter. At a'
trlflin rxpendltoor uv money the lid
QT smlgraahun from Europe kin bm
turned southward, and Ihe pI'c'V ttf
yoor slawtcrrd heroes be tilled with the
Irishman, tho German, the" -
List! theell murdsreil nlrgcr-
alealeil' ahowttld theGlnrel. set tin roe .
by the lb rote, and brandisbio bis cane 1
over me. : . M
Pallin on my knere (formln alatlow,
the 'Yoonyun ts it wo), I garpl '
Why thia violence?'
Ob, huihln rrplied the Ginrel, ro--Isxin
bis bolt; '1 bev bin e'eclld lo ,
Congrls, and ta 1 ah! htv lo mix with ,
yoo Yankees, 1 wws a praclisin the old '
tscktix, just to got my band In agin. 1
Wus you afeerdy 11 less yoor sole,
woodent kill a Northeriit Dimekrat for ,
no money we need em. Hut, cootlna- ,
ed he, ihie emigraihen skeem uv yoorn
won't work. Yer Iriahiain and yer
German wood work, but they'd ' want
wage?' .i ' 1
Walll' -; at a 1 astouudid, not secla .
what ho wua drivin at. . , '
Can't yK see,' n a he," 'they'd earn'
money, they'd auvo it. Our habits it"
expensive, and now that ntgger breed I u
ex dun away with, we can't sell a half ;
doxen niggers pt-r annum, to kesp up 4
our ex pa uae. A al (teer suffused hie .
beemiu eyca, ea ne spoke) ihe last nig'
gcr 1 sold wus ts white tzyoo are, my
soon Tom wux ber father, sod 1 got 11 t
tOO fur btr in Mberl, when she wox Iii, ,
1 sold her to the President uv the Bulb
ern Society for tho converahun uv the '
Hoalbin. 1 knockt a hundred tfT the '
price uv the gal uu that account. 13 at
to reaoom. ; ' t . . .
'Tbo furriner works, and saves sutbin ,
wo won't work, can't sell no m re '
niggers, and git bard up, and hev to
sell land to furrinera. 'Iben, he's OUIl
EKAtil and wat becomes cf tbo an- i
sbent abivelr)?' , , :j
'But,' six 1, 'yoo bed the poor whites',
among yoo afore iho war. Wbal wus'
wood a turrioer bv?
'Them poor whitet wox a pckonyler
class we kep tir c a we bed to hev iru ,
to vole. We allowed them to squat on
our lands, never let cm learn 2 read, ;
and kep ther akin fall uv cheep w huky. '
When wun uv them got to know too !
much, we ether killed bim or sent hinV ;
North, keepiu among u joat aicb a we' ,
wanted. With our puor whins doin our'
volin at bum, jool) mukrats doin it vp
North, snd. the niggers doin yoor labor,
t;ooly wo wux a favored people.' .
But who are yoo goin too git to dor
your labor?' ( . ,
Tbo niggtr.'
Bat wuni yea hev to psy bim no? '
N-jt much. Tbo Northern Legible,
chers are a pass.u law agih tber comirv
ther, so tiny can't git away from us,
and jest tx oon ex the thrice-accursed.
bireiin so jicra are wilhdrawd, our laws ,
is in force, and then wat good is a nig ;
ger'e contract to biiu? Mtibii-k u.e
cusa of Kanan is hlill onto bim, Linkin
lo the contrary notwithstanding 1 shel'
be kind to mine 1 sbel pay the rbeU
bodied field bauds $4 per month, nie-.,
cbamka $ti Uv course cf furrinera kin . .
compete wua era, and. work for lew, "
w'll take cm, pervided they'll be rx um '
ble. v ' '''
Tho nigger was made to be a slave-..,
God cut K..nan und sed be slood be a ,
servant torcvr. Did He mean as iu'
pay cm wages?' Not eiiny, fr ef Ho'
Had Ho wood hev so ordered our lesitV
and habita so cx we abood bev bed tbo
wberewiibal to do it. i
'Naaby, aed be, a pawsin to drane -the
bottle, and rollin bis ixe upwards,
J. am Ibe child uv a pins parence, afidr
never, no never, will 1 depart front thai
faith. God cust tbo nigger, and 1 will ,
do my part manfully toward carryin .
out Hia will. Watever betides as, the
suns uv Ham must be tbe survants av ;
the suns uv Japbelb. and their dawlere -
likewise, that tbe Skriptur bei bo fed .
1 partid with thai grate and good1,
man, my mind full uv tbo nearly white)
gala be owned, and determined, er ;
long, tobe assistio ut bim in fulfilling
that part av the Skriptur. .
PxTRutXUM V. l?AHf i
Lait Paslar uv tbe Church uv ike tfoo
. Dispeusaebua
aW- Mr friend, are you ready to fal
low Jesus? Count the cost. But 1'warsv
you tenderly, that, if it coats raoih to
be a Christian, il will cotf ii.ffnitely
more to live and die a sinner, .lie! ig-
ton costs self-deoial; eta cot Meit-Uwa'
brodioti I-

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