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BGallardq Desportes & Co.] WltqN'kBORO, S. C., SATUJR AY MORNING, JUNE 9,11 866. [VOL. II.-NO. 56.
TIHE TRI-WBKIY NEWS,
LFromn the Petersburg Index.]
'lURiNg Sclne of the War-The Evacua.
tion of Petersburg,
There is not,muoh need to dwell upon
the evenes of which these bright, quiet
<lays are annivorsaries. No one has
forgotten yet; still, some notice may be
At daybreak on the morning of the
1st of April. 1865, the cannonading,
whiihlalong thd lines on the ininediate
front of thu city hid been continuouS
-1u1 severe, extendvd along the whole
line with redoubled fierceness, until, by
,n6.0i4e, from tho Appomattox to Five
V'orks, there was scarely Afty yards of
ground along the entrenchments but had
its black-mouthed pieces belching forth
angry,4moke, and lending the reverbe.
ration of its fearful thunders to the mad.
Iarly in the morning, the rattle of
musketry began on the right, and soon
unceasing roar told that the battle, was
in earnest, an4 that the spring campaign
hhd begun. Gen. Grant'd forces-two
corps of infantry and the cavalry under
Sheridan-advancod in sulid lines upon
the entrenchments held by Pickett and
Vushrod Johnson's divisions. under the
command of Lieut. Gen. R. I. Auder.
soi, and after several gallant and iier.
fectual feint attacks, a 'movement in
column was made by Sheridan to force
a passage between the left flank of the
Confed(trate infantry and Fitz Lee's
f4eble cavalry for continuing tant line.
'By some error, a gap had been left,
which Sheridan struck, and his troopers
Pressing badk towards the rear of
Lee's cavalry, they swung to the left
upon Pickett's lines, and eko long a
wild cheer rung from the troopers i the
rear to the inflntry in front, and long
lines of empty trenches, roads strewed
with abandoned guns, and fields dotted
witl hurrying,. beaten mon, showed that
the work was done-that Lee's right
had been crushd. But this had not
been done at once. Night, followed
speedily upon its accomplishm nent, and
the rumors of disaster which reach.
ed Petersburg from the battle-field,
though glooirly enough, were 'hot expli
cit of the total overthrow of our forces,
and slumber in the city was assured of
safety that night as ever. No one
knew what real ruin bad come.
Night brought with it no quiet, but
insteid the itreaming fuses and burst
ing shells o( a new bombardment.
Morning came, as bright and smiling as
any day of any spring-time. With
light came sounds of conflict., which
grew louder and more frightfid. Did
they not draw n'earer? It sounded so.
And soon strange rumors filled the
stroets. Thq vbmrch bells rung out
their ,firsi qall tq prayer, but no one
hesded the auuimons. The clear, sWeet
tones fell opbn the agony of, hearts that
listened, it the , bird-notes sounded to
those who 61oirli the dead. Mun gath.
irUd in gr9ups arounkd the corners, and
lWke4 with,trawing eyes, toward the
clonds of battle-smoke that hiig tLrotind
t'he tdwn.--tood sliefitly, and listening
to the dull reports of heavy ordinance,
.ard the"I' rp 4ioi mnketrvr upon
Meb gvw White Iln the 1goiy of ans.
T ,d I o}} 1lck : struck 8-.the
teAkr art. Atlie' scanty meal,
stood oni the boxed.netested. 'Ihe hous.
eayer, deserted,ad as godstioners
eBowded MoUrhdU1'negf who nlow cipne
in, with haggard faces and wild eyes.
tAnd Tgy~ ave taken
-,Ad endtit$ "Pick'ett' fah Jdhife4n
were overwhelmWd' f#teriy their li,ne
brokde' iai kWiVommands broken and
crn' M'of ef from the. ayy andl
forced uip the country.
-Atitnother "Gib p,s' porps struck
piegtrag.A -iAtrgp to lhe, Irig~
baco A'NTone.aetsy have aohed the
raih dsand' re tiai
the ti W brI ."'"t 4i "i f
hmeard) e e awasaw, tenmi tke
wa.reh,ouses# whr. y dedor of the
milita~ hM6MitI6s3had been storedall
b lack, th 4t~ h pJ o f~
of lurid flame.. "'Ti. so," was the
speech of every white cheek and stream.
ing eye. F,1w words told how like a
wirlwood of wrath came to the. thous
ond hearts the death of the hopes of
years. The groups dispersed and
sought their homes. Agonizir.g sus.
11ei,e had become certainty, and they
could weep now.
Any attempt to tell of that day, with
its hours of dull, deai hopelessness. its
moments of wild hope, its feelings of ut
ter wretchedness. is the end of all things
to be desired. God sparo such another
Now and then would fly from house
to house som" good report. . "We are
pressing them back-General Lee las
re-established his lines," and for awhile
the feverih wish would he parent. to be
lief. About 11 o'clock the Confode
rates did recapture the lines at Rives',
and a ray of real light'caie in upon the
anxious soul. But tie real danger was
not there. On Ih right the work went
resistlessly on. Peort Gregg fell, des
pite the most heroc. defence. Thie
Union line advanced from Coghill's to
Turnliell's, from Turnbull's to Wood
worth's, and there, in a stone's throw of
the corporation limits, marshalled their
At last Longstreetcnme. A strength.
ened line was formed, and at 4 o'clock
the dispatch from General Lee to his
commanders across the Appomattex
and JAmes wAsq, " can hold out until
night, and shall'then withdraw."
Its t-rms are noi.qed abOad, and there
was no dout of hope. Th1e time pass
ed in silent preparation. The Federal
officers seeing the inevitable result of
their snecesses, wiselv and humanely
forbore futhe' assault, and the compa.
rative stillness was oppressivo. -
Disk earni-, and with it, begoan the
evacuation. Noiselessly from the lines
they had so gallantly defended the Con
federates withdrew, and the long dark
columns passed through the streets un
attacked, unpursued. We were spared
the horror of a fight though the streets,
which hed 11een fosted. Now -6ogat
the wild farewells and long embraces
with which mothers sent forth theirsons
to unknown fates, and perchance endless
- We draw the cn7tain over them.
The darkitess fell ; the milent march con
tinued until the old bridge at Pocahon.
taR had re-echoed to the tread of the
last Confederate soldier. A signal gun
sa.id: "It is finished." From right to
left of the empty trenches rang deaf.
ening explosions, while bursts of angry
light shot upward to the bending sky.
The army held on its track of retreat
along the river bank, the citizens awoke
to their chaned condition, and the long
agony was3 over.
How To Acr WIM4 Tri. CuvT1n.
Ali. ON Fit.-The following which we
copy from the Scientific Anerican,
should be cut out and preserved :
"Three persons out of four would
rush right up to the burning individual,
and begin to paw with their hands with.
out any definite aim. It is useless to
tell the victim to do this or .that, or call
for water, In fact, it is, generally best
to say not a word, but seize a blankvr
from a bed. or clonk, -or any woollen
fabric-if none is. at -hand, take any
woollen material-hold tie corners as
far apart as you can. stretch them out
liglh r titan vour hoad, and rmming
boldly to the' ersotn, make a motion of
claring in the arms, mostly about the
shoulders: This instantly smothera the
fire and saves the face. The next irl
stanr.,th rowv the unfortunate. perpw on
the 'floft This is an additionual safegi
t'. the fabe anld breath, and any rem a
'nant of flame enna bA p'ut ot' inre fois
ntrely. 'lhe next instant r$merse the
lyurp$ part in cold) water, and all pain
will cease with the rapidity of light,ning.
Net *et' some common flour, remonve
frorh the 'writer, and, cover fflburnt
parts with-'An it,eoh thickcnub oNied;
poestbi.e, puit the patient, to bed, 'aland do
#11, ihat jf possie- $o eoo$re :nntil the
phyicin rries I,etthe fur. remaio
untl i fal' 6Ntse wen a beautif'ul
flew skiffanWfbud, Unl4s 'the'1u'ui
bra deip. othu appetMow istlelhdet?.
Es)i dry- flonr rov.bur:drs the mcut -admi.
rlef9,qply4 s.vp propp.e#, a,at tejta.
formation'ogghit to .be impn Pd to
The principle Wit~hnWis,tbstlicl f,
asr frnea the injine nart. "
The following letter 4 been received at
The Freedmnn'M Bureau Washingtonl. It
liscloses & sad state o fstitution among
the poor people of Alabits:
STA' OF ALABIAMA,
M4oNTOOMMEY, .t, May 18, 18606.
Major-Gcneral Wager swayne, Assistant
Commissioner of the ureau of Refugees
and Abandoned Land1 Montgomery:
MY DIARa SiR: In v w of the alarming
increase of destitution d actual want of
food which have been rorted to this de
partment from the vari4th portions of the
State, and the daily cri# for broad I dis
patched, 1% few days siIt, M. 11. Cruik
shanks, Esq., a commissier, to provide for
tihe destitute, (then in hie mountain dis
tricts.) to return to the mat of government
and refrt in detail thitrie candition of
the country. Since his ieturn I have con
Ferred imuch witi him, tand also derived
reliable information frrz various other
I regret match (from et information)
lo be compelled to state at, nowithtand.
ing the very liberal aid i w being rendcred
by the Cteneral Goverimxt through your
department. and the varinti contributions
inado by individual charitfs. with till that
,an be doun through th4 State's crippled
finances. the supplies ara iow entirely in
idequate to the real destiliYon and actual
want. of food.
I cannot consistently ask you to supply
the entire deficiency ; wbre I to do so and
you grant the request, i1 w3uld be a draft
ipon the liherality of the.Gorernment appa
rently unreasonable. Yst we can't very
well circumscribe the bitkinl of starving
!soesity for bread on whith to mainttin
Without entering into th causes which
lave produced this frightful aid heartrend
ng amount of destitution, hunger, and in
some cases of starvation ih Alabatna, I have
inl hesitation in saying bthere; are not less
han one huud'ed, thpusand widows, or.
,hans, old men and womon, aind men dis
Ibled by the late Wkr, who tro to-day real
bjects of charity, suffering for food.
In the exeroiso of your wise dhinretion It
s for you, my dear General, to determine
rhether or not the It 'plies of provisions
i6w furniithed by the v'ettment shall be
noreased, without whi.ob I*au persuaded
het e mst be much su ag If you'ean't
)onsisten tly do more, on inorease of ,o0o
ations per day will do I loulable good.
I have the hnanr' . -
Yours, very truly.
R. M. PATTON,
Governor of Alabams.
An Editor's Trials In Utah.
'The Videtfe, a wide awake Gentile
%per. has for sonie time past, been pub.
lished in Salf, Lake City, bearding' the
Nformoti devils in their own dfen, to the
great discomfort of their "Snintships."
Phe editor recettly received a letter
written in blood--or red mik--which
reads--gf Skedadile I It is the
'red hand" of the Destroying Angel,
ind threatens assassination. The edi
Lor is not much frigitened by the order,
l>ut says :
"Well, we shail keep the document,
rind h-ave oar reador to judge whether
we are much frightend. If these min.
irable houndR and cit-throats think
Jhy inttimidate the Vidette, why they
ite pimply mistaken. We have spoken
rdhinly in the past, and we shall speak
4sti1 movre plaitly inl the future, holding
nirselves accountable only to God. our
snscience, and the laws of thei land."
The following day the editor received
,nother warning, of whicip he savs:
"Vestop the press to give phice to the
rollowing : "Now,' as the lark said to
her young ones, "it is titme for us to
tmive !" We coiud staid the 'bloody
hand' and the 'skedaddle' or the other
warnitnigs, but the following gets us :
* SL.T TjAii Cty, April l866,
Mr. IRditor ViJette :If yotcdent qu~it
ibusing Stetnhouseu and the M'ormonms,
we'\\ come atnd mai-ry you. We don't
'mean blood,' but we wotit~ stand to
aye Stenhonse maligned ; sodlook out.
. . -27 MoRuoN WOMEN.
We wea ken on the turtn. '27 Mor
von Womeon I' We apologize. We
lon't edit the Vtdette--Stenmhouse is a
pod fellow--a brave man-anad he can
look a dog in the face l' Beside.,. he
rmever.;did~ horrow a pair -of bratss
ennokle.,. 0 Lord have mearcy n so
po0r tmiserable sinners 1- Don t shoot
this waey f We are not the- 7 27
rsives I We'll go I
A wicked edito, sayes 1k:est ehtuteh
some people claspt th0ir hkhd*W fer
rentily in.ga1Yg1, that ,ep y - big~h
9 4era openAwhen,,he cIogrQt'or:
A d6iew noch 'itt #4 'e et #i
market by Vetidhsk lofdit' pdide, -joe
ear a pike mwight be ofTered 9ar ana_.
Cookery 9elentifically Trented.
Professor Blot, a famous authority in I
culinary matters, has been giving illus.
trated lecture oii cookery In Bo ton,
where his sabject and manner of treat
ing it attracts much attentiton. lie
cooked on the stage the dishes of which
he discoursed. Vrom a report of hi.
third lecture, published in the Boston
Post, we extrac- some general observa
tions, which w'1l be found interesting
and useful by the ladies :
An omelet may be made more flaky
by being set in the oven as soon as done.
Never bring fat to the table.
Potatoes, when cut into thin slips like
a pencil, make them potatoes Fran
Tho quicker broth cools the longer it
Many people inistake rich food for
high seasoned food. Rich food i.
healthy - high-seasoned food is tin.
healthy. Rich food is not stimulating
-hot food is stnulatiig.
In summer, make broth every other
In baking ment, no matter what kind,
always put in some broth. The top of
an oven is always the warmest. To
prevent from burning, grease a paper
with butter anl pitt on the top of the
article baking. Thia will keep the top
of the meat or bread as moist as the
bottom. The paper prevents the steam
from rising. You need only to baste
the paper occasionally. Some meats re
quire less time to bake than otheri.
Pork and veal, to be healthy, should al
ways be overdone.
Speaking of the trichnw in meat, the
Professor said that, if the meat is over
cooked, there was no danger from it.
Many people have eaten diseased meat.
without injury. A whole brigade of
the French nrmy, in 1793-and it was
an historical fht-was fed on diseased
meat, for four or five months ; and at the
end of that time the men were appar
ently as healthy as those of other brig.
ades who eat wholeaonie meat. The
fact of it was, the diseased meat was
overcooked,' and idt men did not know
The Professor could not recommend
diseased meat, but the object of referring
to the subject wsis simply to show the
importance, someti:nes, of over-cooking
At the close of the lecture, the ladies
cnme forward to the platform, and with
s)ooi tested some of the Professor's
cocking. It was evident that they
relished, as on the two previous occa
sion, the result of his gastronomical ex
The outfit making in New York for
a Nitshville belle who is soon to he mar.
ried, conRist of twentV -five dreses. and
tl.e bride's dress will be in material and
stylo, like the dress worn by Queen
Victoria when sho opened the last Par
Iiament. It is composed of white satinj,
and is made in the new Emrwess shape,
with plain and tight front, pointed back,
gored skirt, and trail, ono yard iii length,
trimmed with a liberal suppty of rich
point lace. A dress for the bride's si;-*
ter cortsists of green striped and spotted
silk, made with new style or waist anld
pnf'ed sleeves, trimmed with Cluny lace..
The brisdsmaid-i - dresses are, of pink.
tarTatan, overskirt of same material,
waist ta-tefully adlorned with lace with
a proftmion of silk ribbon running round
the skirt. Then thero are grenadines,
bareges, and some fighter dresses, as
well as choice under skirts and other
"mysterios of' the toilet."
SILK WORM.-A curious dicovery
hasu been made by General Faiherbe,
Govenor of the Colony of' Senegal. The
General hadl remarked, on the trees of
that oountry,. numbers of grubs of' a
specie. of silk-wornm, and he was in'.
duced to take some pains ims observing
t,bem. He was soon sa.isfied that t,bey
were it superior. species of silk-worm to
those known heretofore. The worm, it
appeare,d waal known,. and was described
by ento,mologite amany years ago, but
nothing was known of its habits not the
valne 9f it.s cocoons, It is now disetiver.
ed that the coeon of ti silk-worm
weigh., lqlpoh 4 avrerage six, handred
and't.hi%y-three milligra;mes, whilat that
of the eenidnoj' silk-w9m weigna two
htmndred ifli niety, and as the esatne
tiffre thM silk is of nm:ch be tter quality.
The food of this worm is chiefly Zizi
lne (isaareln Iastelligencers
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