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Mrs. Felton Wi
General Sherman occupied Atlanta
September 2, 18U4, but there was never
ceasing effortr to cut off supplies from
General lloyd's army. When the
Federal force finally cut off thc sup
plies at Jonesboro the city of Atlanta
could not be defended. In July, 1864,
General Stoneman, with a large cavalry
force, started out to capture Macon.
At that time we were living io four
.miles of Macon, not far from thc
wagon road leading to Clinton, Jones
Thc house was unfinished, had no
ceiling or plastering und not a pane of
glass in tho four rooms and hall. Wo
had rough shutters as big as doors,
and during the hot weather these
shutters were kept partly open because
we could not sleep or rest in comfort
in any other way. No matter how
uneasy wc might be, or how insecure
we felt ourselves, our sleeping room
was kept open for fresh air.
There were rumors-grapevine re
ports-every day, but we heard BO
much that was untrue that wc ended
by believing very little that we heard.
We visited our neighbors and they
visited us, went to church when we
could and read the newspapers, every
one that we could reach, and tried to
possess our souls in patience.
On a hot afternoon lato in the month
of July we sent a colored servant wo
man to the city post?nico where we
receivod our mail. Sho had various
n*v< laintances in Macon, and was do
: _..ted to go always. A number of
our neighbors dropped in to spond thc
afternoon, and we had been very jolly,
considering thc times wo lived in, lijas
than a hundred miles from the head
quarters of General Sherman's army,
and v. i th thc land full of stragglers,
epies and army rig-raff of all sorts.
Much earlier than usual the colored
woman returned with the lotters and
papers, and was stuttering with excess
of excitement. "I met a soldier on
the bridge as I was cornie' out, an' he
BP.id the Yankees was comin'-a per
f act army-comin' to Macon. He sent
word to hide your money and Bend
your horses to the canebrake. They
will shore be here to-night," were her
first wordB. We laughed at her, told
her it was somebody who was April
fooling her, for the newspapers just
brought in said everything was quiet
and getting along nicely.
"Go out and rest yourself and don't
allow teaaing folks to run you out of
your wits anymore," and she begun
to believe she had been made a jest of
by the soldier on tbe bridge after wo
all assured her of tho mistake of thc
soldier and the folly of alarm.
Oar visitors stayed until the "cool
of tho ovening," and the reported
Yankee raid gave us no concern at all.
To look back at that period of our
history it is impossible to understand
how easily wo could bo gulled by our
own wishes in matters of that sort.
It was tho most probable thing ic tho
world to expect cavalry raids under
the circumstances, but wo pooh-pooh
ed tho idea out of our own minds and
went to bcd as usual with the window
shutters held apart by a stick and
fastened with a cotton string for pur
poses of ventilation, as stated.
It was a night of swoltoring heat,
as it frequently happened at that timo
of the year. Wo tossed about, fanned
thc children and slept "cat naps"
until just before day when I went to
sleep soundly. I suppose I was awak
ened by some one rushing through tho
house crying "Yankeesl Yankees!"
A negro boy gave tho alarm.
Dr. Felton had slept poorly also and
was getting a breath of fresh air on
the front door steps. I sprang out of
bcd and donned a wrapper just in timo
to hear a colloquy between he und a
Federal cavalryman, who asked tho
nearest road to Macon. By the timo
I could peep through tho half oponed
shutter the woods in front of the
dwelling were literally working with
blue coats mounted on horses.
Tho clatter of countless canteens
an? saltes is fresh in memory up to
Sure onough tho Yankees did como
on us that night, had turned our cows
and sheep out of tho big inclosurc
nearby and had loosened saddles and
.fed horses, whilo less than a hundred
yards distant we were trying to sleep
with everything in the houso accessi
ble to anybody in the world who chose
to come in at the open windows, as
there was nothing to hinder. What a
day it was with us, to bo Burel They
chased and shot chickens and kopt
-.our conk hard gt work all day long.
vWo had some fine young peaoh trees,
thc fruit just ripening. They deaned
up the whole business in less time
thau i t takes to write it. They swarm
e? over the premises and were con
tinually going and coning. Aftsr a
little time firing began over towards
?i aeon. The rattle of musketry Bound
ed like big fire crackers j-*, Christmas,
ites a Close Call.
only moro so. There were cannon
shots at intervals, screeching shells
ever and occasionally.
Down in the meadow Geld, there
were hundreds of little fires, where
preparations were made for camping
towards evening. Our cornfields were
handy for forage rations.
There were some old families that
had peach brandy stored away. The
raiders revelled in peach brandy.
They were become boisterous, as tho
long hot day wore on, fought and
quarreled among themselves. Several
coat collars were jerked oil and left in
the yard after they retired.
Towards sundown the firing seemed
to come our way and inside of ten
minutes afterwards every trooper had
Sonto of our neighbors came through
the fields and sought protection with
We then placed pallets over thc
floor for thc children-wo older ones
sat up-kept watch all night. Down
in thc meadow the smouldering camp
fires twinkled in the darkness-but
the stillness of the prace, succeeded
the turmoil of the most terrible day of
anxioty wo had ever lived through
up to that time. Wo talked in whis
pers-and sat in the dark.
It was eleven o'clock next day be
fore wo knew that Gen. Stoneman had
failed in his raid on Macon. Shortly
after that houi, wc heard thc cannon
in thc engagement where his command
was captured bj Uen. Iverson.
A day later, we walked over to tho
Clinton road and saw the captured
Yankees go by-towards Macon.
Tho soldiers on tho bridge gave tho
proper warning, and he was carrying
the news to tho command stationed at
Macon, when tho servant women met
him-and we were so befogged with
our fatuous conclusions that his warn
ing was not worth a cent to us-per
haps it wasn't any way. Our beauti
ful riding horse went along with the
raiders. We were soarce of chickens
all the mummer; the oom fields were
in roart'jg-ear condition and suffered
accordingly; but the scare that we had
was at last about the biggest thing we
wero troubled with, when Stoneman's
raid fell upon us. The idea of our
sleeping unconsciously all that night,
with window shutters open-and the
wholo plaoe covered with Yankees
always got away with mo.
Capture of a Colonel as Related by the
Famous John S. Mosby.
Colonel John S. Mosby, he of parti
san f arno in the late civil war, was tho
oentcr of interest while at tho national
oapital a fow evenings ago. Grouped
about him at the Metropolitan wore
comrades with whom ho had shared
the perils of his daring raids. Auoo
doto followed anecdote in rapid suo
ccssiou by members of the circle, at
which tho colonoi alternately nodded
"Well, boys," he remarked, ''bofore
wo disperso to our quarters, I will tell
one story-just ouo-and it is not
founded on fiction, eitbor. You all
remember tho summer or 180-4. Early
confronted Sheridan on tho Opequan.
Those wero sad days for those who
wore the gray, and Appomattox was
only a few monthB away." The rug
ged lines in the great partisan's fea
tures relaxed and the stern eyes mois
"Major General Lomax commanded
the Confederate cavalry, and Major
General Wosley Merritt the Federal
horse. His lieutenants were such
mon aj Custer, Tolbort, Gregg and
Buford. Tho Union cavalry was in
its highest state of efficiency. Activi
ty on both sides was at its highest
tension. It was ride all night and
fight all day. ll was, I think, carly
in August that a fresh consignment of
horses reached our camp. Among the
lot was a lithe, high-struug, three
quarters running bred groy golding.
Major Tom Marshall, of Fauquier, ran
his critical eye over him as soon as ho
arrived in tho horse camp, and bought
"A few days later Sheridan decided
to find out what Early was doing, and
ordored Merritt to mako a rcoonnois
sanco up tho valloy. By coincidence,
merely, Early ordered aoounicr move
ment at about tho same hour for the
purposo of finding out what tricks
Sheridan was up to. Botwcon Berry
villo and Winchester the respective
bodies of horsemen met and there was
a fight to see if the several combatants
were on their mollie. It waa charge
and counter-oharge. Saber cut re
sponded to saber out, revolver shot to
revolver shot, while the light artillery
sang deep bass to the refrain of bul
lets and the clash of cutlery. For a
short spaoe of time the battle ran with
an even flow. . Neither side seemed to
gain a decided advantage. Finally,
Merritt ordered up Caster's brigade of
Michigan men. Fitz Lee's right flank
offered, to all appearance, an easy
mark. Custer placed himself at the
head of his men. From thc hill on
which I stood at thc side of Tom Ros
ser I could plainly sec his yellow curls
lifted by the breeze as ho rodo in
front, as usual. His hat WSB in his
hand. At first they came forward at
the trot. Saber scabbards rattled
merrily, while thc nerves of our men
were being keyed up to conoc-t pitch
as the enemy neared them. Fitz saw
in an instant what was up, and got his
men in shape. 'Charge!' sounded thc
bugle, and swift and as straight as an
arrow the brave and hardy riders in
gray sped toward tho foo.
"Heavens! It was a superb sight.
Suddenly a gray ghost shot out from
Lee's front ranks, with an officer tug
ging hard at the bit. On, on be sped
and literally toro his way into the
Federal cavalry, heedless of shouts of
'halt!' reckless of sabor cuts and
thrusts, and fearless cf bullets. Only
when the maddened animal had reach
ed thc extreme rear of tho union line
were horse and man brought to a stand
still. Marshall, of course, waa deeply
mortified, whilo his captors thought
it tho greatest joke of the war. But
from what tho major now knew of his
mount he felt that some day he would
reap a sweet revenge.
"The story now shifts to Cedar
Creek, thirty miles up tho vd'jy from
thc Opequan. Sheridan has crossed
muskets with Farly and won the day.
At an carly hour in the morning Lo
'max's men make a fierce irruption on
Sheridan's outposts. There is scurry
ing to and fro in the F?deral camp,
and Custer is again at tho head of his
men. The fight grows hot and even
hotter. There is oharging to and fro;
cries of anguish and shouts of triumph
commingle: Cannon balls and shells
tear huge gaps through tho ranks of
friend and foo. Scores of horses gal
lop about wildly andjriderless. Oth
ers, the veterans of many campaigns,
with empty saddles respond to thc
buglo calls and charge with their com
panions agains? tho onemy. Over and
above all is confusion, and io tho
midst of allis death. There is a re
coil, then a fresh onset, wheo, out of
tho dense masses of blue coats darts
thc samo old gray ghost, bearing on
his back a man. Straight toward the
Confederate lines he flies like a bird
and as true.
"The boys see him coming and break
into shouts of laughter. Above the
din of battle can be hea.d their
shrieks, 'Come home, old gray, come
homet' He hears their cries, and
heeds them. With nostrils extended,
with eyes flashing, and with hoofs
atriking fire from the flinty sod, on he
comes, and, aa he catches sight of the
guerdon of his squadron he makes for
it and halts. From his baok alights a
muoh chagrined officer, amid tumul
tuous cheers. The gallant gray had
pawned a major for a oolonol."-Sun
Thought his Legs Were Gone.
Whilo in conversation with a rather
distinguished Southerner, who had
boon a oolonol in the Confederate army
during tho war, he told me a number
of incidents which ho had noticed dur
ing those days of terror. One which
he vouched for as true was of a Cap
tain Smith, who, with his men, waa
among tho Confederate forces fighting
the bluocoats from tho side of South
Mountain. When there was a lull in
the firing from both sides, a detail,
accompanied by physicians, went out
to piok up the wounded. Captain
Smith was found lying broad on his
back and, whou asked what was the
matter with him, replied that they
must be fools not to see that both his
legs had boon shot off." An examina
tion revealed the fact that the captain
was intaot from head to foot, and the
only injury was a slight shook to his
constitution. Then it was found that
whilo Smith was direoting the firing
of his men a oannon ball struck the
hill just below his feet and, pluughing
through, left a hollow place, just un
der whore ho was standing. The
weight of tho captain caused his fcot
and legs to fall into tho holo, aud tho
shock from tho close proximity of tho
cannon ball had thrown him on his
back. And there he lay with his feet
and lowor part of his legs partly bu
ried, firmly convinced that ho had
been crippled for lifo.-Philadelphia
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- Thcro is a story of a bullying colo
nel who turned on one of his aida dur
ing a battle and cried: "Captain-,
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"My brother and I were baying cat
tle in the Gtllitan valloy, about 15
years ago," said Jaolc Harris, of Fort
Fenton, recently, "and as the farmerB
in that section were partly Miseourians
and had to be "showed," a jd partly
because they had been victimized so
often they refused to take checks.
As a result wo had to carry our mon
ey in $10 and $20bills. Wo started
out with $15,000 in cash in a saddle
bag hung over the horn of my broth
er's saddle. Nothing over worried my
brother, but I was a nervous fellow,
and felt that all I had in the world
was in that saddlebag, and I ought to
lie awake nights to watch it.
"I remember one night we camped
in a deserted cabin ic fhe mountains,
and my brother hung the bag on a big
wooden peg over the fireplace.
The next morning the fiords had
broken picket and were gane. I told
my brother to watch the money and I
would go out and trail down the
horses. Wc!!, I walked ever cue hill
and then another, and after several
hours I saw them away over a distant
prairie. It was afternoon when I
overtook them and started back with
them. Five or six miles from camp I
met my brother who had started out
to find me. I thought of the money
the first thing and asked him what he
did with it before he left. 'Oh, noth
ing,' he replied, 'I left it on the peg.'
Now, remember there are all kinds
of men camped in that gulch. It
seemed like a thousand miles brick to
thc cabin, and when I reached there I
was almost afraid to go in for fear of
not finding the bags. But sure enough,
there they were, and all of my worry
was for nothing.
"But this was only the beginning of
my troubles. My brother and I divid
ed, and I took about $10,000 with me.
The first day after I left my brother
out on the prairie I saw a runaway
horse attaohed to a light buggy. A
man in the buggy was so frightened
that he lost his nerve and jumped.
His head struck a rock, and he was
unconscious when I found him. I
was trying to bring him back to life
when I noticed two other men coming
baok with the buggy. One of these
happened to be the constable, and he
was exceedingly officious, and I saw
that they suspected that I was guilty
of foul play in some way or other.
The victim of the runaway was a
stranger to them, and they thought I
had robbed him. As bad luok would
have it, they asked me what I had in
my possession to establish my iden
tity and also asked me what I had in
my saddlebags. When I showed them
the monoy, then that did settle it.
They knew that I had robbed him.
The constable put his handout toward
the bag to take the money, and I took
him by the collar and told him that if
he wanted to live a few more minutes
he must keep his hands off from me
and my property. I agreed to go to
the next town and wait develop
ments, but I wouldn't stand any mon
key work. We were all ready to start
when the man came too and explained
himself. We all went to town, and
while there I met a man that I knew
in Benton, and then we all shook
hands, and they advised me not to
carry so much money, and saw me off.
"But that is not all by any means.
On tho way back we had a big herd of
cattle to cross at the ford of the Mis
souri, where Great Falls now stands.
That was the best ford for hundreds
of miles, and the only one that was
passablo at that time of the year. My
brother had all that was left of the
money, about a thousand dollars in
$10 bills, in the saddle pockets, and
when about half way across his horne
stepped on a elippery rook, and down
they both went under the water.
"The saddlebag slipped off and
went whirling merrily down the
..ream. My brother freed himself
from the horse, and started after the
bags. I rode along the banks, ex
pecting to see my brother drown or
give up the chase, but he stayed with
it, and in loss than a quarter of a mile
he swam ashore with it in his teeth.
"Of course, the hundred bills were
soaked with tho water, and when we
took them out they looked like a
chunk of green pulp. It was .a bright
warm day it July, and not a breath of
air was stirring. We oamped for noon
on the bottom thore, where Great
Falls is now, and my brother took tho
bills and spread them along on the
grass in the sun to dry. We had
picked up two cowboys with the cat
tle. Woll, you might not believe it,
but a thousand dollars in $10 bills
make quite a showing when they are
spread out on the prairie. They soon
dried in the sun, and we oxpeoted to
gather them up as soon as we had
finished dinner. While we were eat
ing what did a whirlwind do-they're
so common in Montana at that time bf
the year-but sweep along and pick
every bill in the lot up and whirl
them sky high in all directions? We
joined hands and walked four abreast
along the bottom for several hours,
sud found all but four or five bills,
but it was enough for me, and I didn't
breathe quite easy until we h?d put
what money we bsd in the bank. It
may be that some one at Great Falls
will find one of those old bills some
day. However, I suppose the rains
and suns of 15 yoara or more have left
nothing much but a piece of moldy
Cheap Rations for Horses and Mules.
Farmers from various sections of the
State have been writing asking about
the advisability of feeding horses and
mules on cotton seed meal and bulla
and alsq asking for a cheaper ration
The following prices are given in a
letter from Scranton, S. C.: Corn, $40
per ton; oats, $45 per ton: wheat bran,
$25 per ton; cotton seed meal, $25 per
ton; rico meal, $22 per ton. Of course
corn and oats are out of the question
as a food for horses and mules at the
above prices so something cheaper
must be looked for.
The analysis shows that noe meal
has about the same composition as oorn
meal and we have found that it is just
as good for feeding pigs. We have fed
it to horses with good results. I think
we are safe in saying that it may be
used in place of corn pound by pound.
If no hay or fodder ia used in the
ration and hulls are resorted to as
roughness some nitrogenous food ouch
as bran or cotton seed meal must be
used to supply protein. Hulla may be
fed without any further fear of injury
to the animal. Should they refuse to
eat the hulls a little corn meal or bran
sprinkled over the surface will tempt
A good oheap ration may be made up
Six pounds of rice costing 6.6 cents;
four pounds of wheat bran costing 5.0
cents; two pounds of ootton seed meal,
costing 2.5 cents; ten pounds of ootton
seed hulls, costing 3.0 cents, total cost
of ration per day 17.1 cents.
The above is for a horse or mule of
1,000 pounds in live weigut.
lt is evident that a ration made up
of oom and fodder and containing tho
same amount of digestible matter aa
the above ration would cost much more
than the above.
The North Carolina experiment sta
tion has frd ootton seed meal and hulls
to horses with good results, but the
experiments along this line have not
boen extensive enough to say that
cotton seed meal can be fed in unlimi
ted quantities for any length of time
without injury to the animal.
Nnmbers of farmers, however, have
reported that they have fed ootton seed
meal to mules and horses with good
results. C. M. Connor,
Asst. Agrist. S. C. Experimental Sta
Divided the Remedy.
The Philadephia Record teils of a
physician of that city who was oalled
to seo an old Irishman and his wife,
down with colds. He advised quinine
and whiakey as an antidote. "You
must both take it," he said. "Take
it every three hours-two graine of
quinine and a swallow of whisky."
The next day ho oalled again. The
man waa up and about, but his wife
was in bed. "Did you follow my in
structions?" asked the doctor.
"To the lotther," replied the hus
"How much quinine have you left?"
was the next-question.
"Sore, Oi t'ink she have taken th'
whole av it," said the man.
"And didn't you take it, too?" ask
ed the doctor.
"Divil th' bit," was the reply.
"Beggorrah, it kept me busy takin'
th' whisky every toime she took
pill, an' sure she's in bed and Oi'm up."
- Littlo Mary was discovered one
day by her mother Vigorously apply
ing the oil can to the kittens mouth.
On being reproved she replied, "Why,
mamma, kitty squeals so awfully
when I pull her. tail."
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