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Lest we forget-ben Butler. [from the New Orleans, La., Picayune, February 1, 1903.] The Scathing Denunciation of his course in war and peace, delivered in Congress by John young Brown. By Captain James Dinkins. Those who have respect for the maxim, de mortuis nil nisi bonum, will have very little to say for Ben Butler. He was in all truth the most ferocious, cruel and vulgar beast that ever figured in human form in this country. But, living or dead, the truth of history must be written of him, and it is not worth our while to soil the mantle of Charity by spreading it over his beastly record. John Young Brown, of Kentucky, told the plain truth of him when he described him in Congress some years ago as brutal in war, pusillanimous in peace, and infamous in politics. His character was as vile as his features were hideous and repulsive. He was unable to understand an honest man's thoughts, or a gentleman's feelings, and he therefore gloried in his villainy and boasted of