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Camp "A," Wheeler's Cavalry,
Dear Comrades:-? feel highly hon
ored to be requested by my camp to
relate some adventures during the
war. Although it has been more than
'37 years since we fired the last shot in
thc last battle of the conflict, it made
au impression that caunot be erased
No one- but an old soldier who has
had this experience kuows thc feeling
of regret that comes up when he real
izes that he has fought his last battle,
that thc last opportunity to defend
his country from the invading foe has
passed. Especially when he is in
formed that che cause for which he
has endured untold hardships has
gone down in defeat. While his heart
should be inspired with gratitude to
God that his life has boen spared
amid the dangers through which he
has passed, yet he weeps over the
situation, and feels that it would be
sweet to have fallen and sleep by the
heroes who gave up their lives in the
last conflict. It is better expressed
by Major Cummings in his masterly
address on last memorial day, "none
but those who have had this experi
ence are prepared to appreciate the
feelings that aro inexpressible."
It was about the middle of April,
18G5. I had returned from a special
scout into Tennessee very much fati
gued from the loss of sleep and long
?ide. At the request of Major Ed
mondson, the commanding officer, I
went to our reserve camp to rest.
This camp was located at Lieutenant
Fields, at tho foot of Cohutta moun
tain, a few milos above the celebrated
Garter's quarter in Murray county,
Ga. Al the kind invitation of Lieu
tenant Field I spent the night in hie
hospitable home. Early next morn
ing his mother with a driver, team,
and wagon loaded with wheat started
to go to Fields' mills on the Coosewa
tee river. Shortly after this wagon
left W. K. Busscy, one of my most
reliable Boouts galloped into camp
with information that a large raid of
federal oavalry and infantry were on
the river in the direction of Fields'
mill. I dispatched a courier to Major
Edmondson who was some 20 miles
away with his command in the direc
tion of Cleveland, Tenn., mounted my
horse and with four or five men went
in pursuit of the enemy. Lieutenant
Field, who was sick in bed, requested
me to overtake and turn his mother
back, with the team, as they would be
captured by the Yankees. Our guide
carried us through the woods and by
paths to Montgomery's Ferry, where
wo came up with the enemy's out
posts. They were on the ground play
ing cards, and were surprised that we
should interfere with them. In our
haste to play our part of the game we
forgot to order a surrender, but com
pletely routed, killing three or four of
them. About this time we were sur
prised by a noise in the rear resemb
v ling au artillery wagon, with more
than a thousand YaukeeB in front,
the river with high banks on tho flank
and the sound of artillery in the rear
we were about to take to the woods
when Mrs. Feld with the driver and
team of mules hove in sight. You
ean imagine Mrs. Fields' surprise to
see me come galloping up the road,
waving the signel of dango?, when she
had left me only a short time before
quietly resting in her own home. The
noise of the retreating wagon I have
no doubt served as a bluff to the ene
my, as they did not. pursue or attempt
to regain the lost deal. Feeling that
it was important to find out whether
, or not the enemy was crossing the
river, I posted my men in skirmish
line with tho left wing resting on the
road and river bank. I then proceed
ed alono through the woods towards
the ferry, came out in the road in full
view of the enemy but was unable to
see whether or not they were crossing
. tbe river.
In place of returning through the
dense wockia the way I came I rodo
back down the road in front, and just
as I came in sight Jack Literal, thc
man I posto.i in the road, fired two or
three shots at me before I could con
vince him that I was not an enemy.
This was exonsable in him, as he
obeyed my orders to fire on any one
coming down the road from that direc
tion. I theu pfooeeded with my men
in the direction of tho ferry riding
about 100 yards in front of them.
When within 150 yards of Montgome
ry's barn I discovered the infantry in
?large numbers in the rear of the barn
.find crossing the river. Although I
,had instruoted my men not to fire on
tthc.Qpemy, as it would draw their fire
.on when Jack Literal saw the
Yacke infantry snow their heads in
the h ?ru he fired on them, drawing
/ their fire on me. This was the closest
call 1 had during me day, my esoape
was miraculous. But we obtained im
portant information that the enemy
was crossing the river an<l moving in
thc direction of Calhoun, our base of
supplies. I then dispatched a courier
to Major Kdmondson, advising him to
cross the river above and fall on their
flank. liefere the arrival of Major
Edmondson I crossed the river and
with four or (ive men drove in their
outposts; they in turn sent out a su
perior force of cavalry, driving us
back. About this time Major Kd
niondson arrived with his battalion
and a detachment of my regiment, the
Fourth Georgia cavalry, altogether
about 1?0 men. The intrepid Ed
mondson ordered a charge, the detach
ment from tho Fourth, with Lieuten
ant Dean at the head, leading. Thoy
?wept everything before them until
they struck a regiment of infantry in
ambuscade. My comrades, this did
not stop the gallant Fourth. In a
hand to hand fight thoy cut their way
through and came out by a flank move
ment. Major Edmondson, with his
battalion, was not so fortunate. In
his attempt to repulse the overwhelm
ing forces of the enemy he and the
gallant Lieutenant Seay Io.-:, their
lives, and his men were forced to re
tire for a timo, leaving our dead lead
er in the hands of the enemy. This
was a severe blow to us, although the
enemy outnumbered ten to one. We
determined to avenge tho death of our
gallant Edmondson. After a council
of war was held behind a hill to which
wc had retired, upon my advice, Cap
tain Lamed, the ranking officer, dis
mounted the men and we drove tho
entire force of nearly 1,500 Yankees,
hogbecks and bushwhackers baok
across tho river, kill'ng and wounding
no less than 100 during the day.
I nover will forget the last shot I
fired from the banks of tho beautiful
Soseewattcc at the retreating foe as
they carried over the last boat load.
Little did I think that this was the
last shot in the last battle, and the
last time I would have the opportunity
to defend my country fiom the invad
ing foe.-W. L. Stanton, acting Cap
tain of North Georgia scouts, in At
Longstreet did not Order lt.
A writer in the New Orleans Picay
une says: General Wilson, of the old
army, duringa conversation with some
friends in New York recently, related
a conversation with Gen. Piokett upon
the subject of Gettysburg:
"Pickett, Longstreet and myself
were old West Pointers and warm
friends," said Gen. Wilson.
"At the close of our late unpleas
antness I was sitting in my office in
State stroet, when who should eater
but my old friend, Gen. Piokett. We
had not met before sinoe the com
mencement of the war and had many
things to talk about.
"In the course of conversation I re
marked: ' 7ou had a pretty close oall
at Gettysburg, didn't you, Pickett?' "
" 'Yes,' he said, 'but let me tell you
something about my charge that has
never been published.' When orders
were given to form the column of at
tack I formed the column and then rode
through the ranks to see if everything
was right. As I finished thia inspec
tion I rode to thc rear to report to
Gen. Longstreet and to reoeive orders
to move. I found Longstreet silting
on the top rail of a fence whittling a
stick. Saluting the General, I said:
'General, my column is ready to
charge. Shall I charge?" Receiving
no answer from the General, and
waiting a reasonable time, I returned
to my command and again rode through
" 'A second timo I reported to the
General, with tho samo result. A
third time I reported. The General
was still sitting ou thc fonoe. As I
received no answer, I remarked: 'Gen
eral, if I am to make tho charge it
must bo made now, or it will bo too
late. Shall I make the charge?1
Without saying a word ho simply
bowed his h' 1. I immediately rode
od and made .ic charge, and you know
"When I asked," 6aid Gen. Wilson,
"how he acoounted for Longstreet's
course, ho said he believed that Long
street was opposed to the movement,
and delayed giving him orders, hoping
that Gen. Lee would ohango hie i
and countermand his orders."
Who oan tell what would havo been
the result if Longstreet had given
Pickett orders to oharge wheo he first
reported to him? His failure to obey
I Gen. Lee's orders gave the Federals
[ ample time to consolidate their forces,
and allowing Piokett to charge after
the Federal troops had been massed
cannot bnt be regarded as a criminal
indifference to reaults and to the lives
of his men.
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- Don't lessen your chances of
I success by brooding over the past.
"Sassed by tbe Corpse.
That ministers of thc Gospel ex
change stories among themselves that
they would not tell their flock is well
known. Xot that they would be
ashamed or backward to do ?o, but
occasion is lacking. Here is a yarn
brought by one, gathered in his sum
mer vacation. It so happened that a
gcod brother in a church in one of the
rural counties in Pennsylvania passed
to his reward and all the community
crowded to the church funeral to hear
his virtues extolled. The minister
made most of the occasion, not only
eulogizing the departed saint, but en
tering into and discussing many de
tails of his private and public life.
There was a rustie and hum of appro
bation in thc congregation when tho
pastor concluded his extended re
marks and took up thc hymn book pre
liminary to starting off the choir in
It happened that in the gathering
there was au occasional attendant at
the church w%o had spiritual gifts.
In fact, he professed among his ac
quaintances to bo able to communicate
with departed spirits.
This individual, to the surprise of
all present, as ho had seemed to be
dozing, arose in his place well up in
front and in a confident voice remark
"I wish to state that I have just
had a communication from our doar
i Everybody turned to hear what was
I to come next.
"And I desire also to state, con
tinued the speaker, "that he baa been
cognizant of all that has been said
here about him. Ho tells me that a
good many things have beeu said con
cerning his life here below that are
The speaker sat down and every eye
in thc congregation was turned toward
the minister. That worthy seemed
imperturbable. He gathered up the
hymn book again, however, and show
ed some internal disturbance by put
ting it down again without giving out
the hymn. Finally he said:
"Brethren and sisters, at first I
thought it best to say nothing at this
point. However, it is due to you that
I should justify myself. I shall take
back nothing I have said; neither
shall I question the truth of the curi
ous communication just stated to you.
But I must say that in all my twenty
five years' preaching at funerals in
this community this is the first time
that I have ever been sassed by the
corpse. We v?ill now sing hy mu 235,
and after the friends will have a
chance to view the remains.-Brook
Up in the mill district of Kensing
ton it is the custom for empioyeu to
contribute so muoh per capita each
week to a fund for providing soap,
towels, ice water, shoe Meeking, etc.,
one of the number in each mill being
appointed to take charge of the pur
chasing and distributing of supplies.
A young Celt has had this dnty in one
of the mills tor some months. One
evening, after the whistle had blown
for the stopping of work for the day,
a grimy machinist found a very damp
and unlovely towel after he had reach
ed the wash-sink.
"Say, Reddy," he called to the cus
todian, "tLis is the limit to ask a man
to wipe on!"
"Don't yez be so airish!" retorted
Reddy. "Fifty or sixty just as good
as ye have woiped on it already, and
yez is the firdt to complain I"-Phila
- Sometimes the course of true
love fails to ruo smooth beoause it
ends in marriage.
Physicians are calling attention to the
fact \ hat influenza or grip has come to
stay. In the larger cities there has been
a marked increase in diseases affecting
the organs of respiration, which increase
is attributed to the prevalence of influ
enza. Persons who are recovering from
grip or influenza ore in a weak condition
and peculiarly liable to pulmonary dis
Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery
cures coughs, bronchitis, lung " trouble "
and other diseases of the organs of res
??ration. It is the heat tonic medicine
br thew* w)m?p strength end vitsl?ty
have been exhausted by an attack cf grip.
It purifies the blood, cleansing u of
the p?isonors accumulations which breed
and feed disease. It gives increased ac
tivity to the blood-making glands, and
so increases the supply of pure blood, '
rich with the red corpuscles of health.
"A word for your 'Golden Medical Discov
ery,' ? write M ra. K. A. Bender, of Keene,
Coshoctou C.. Ohio. "We n-ve been using it
aa a family medicine for more than four years,
as a cough remedy and blood-purifier there is
nothing better, and after having the grip Dr.
Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery U just the
right medicine for a complete bracing up."
Accept no substitute for " Golden Med
ical Discovery." There is nothing njust
as good" for diseases of the stomach,
blood, and lungs,
. The sluggish liver ls made active by
the use of Dr. Pierce's Pleasant 'Pellets.
Will Ile Deliver ?B ?
Maoy persons are convinced that
the meat combine has been a blessing
in disguise in that it has caused the
people io eat less meat and moro veg
etable food. It may bo that thc
greedy and grasping coal combine that
is endeavoring to starve out the min
era of the anthracite region who aro
demanding their rights will confer a
benefit upon the public that will far
outweigh the extortion to which it has
If the high price of fuel for which
these unscrupulous coal barons ->re re
sponsible shall stimulate the search
for a substitute for anthracite and
cause thc discovery or invention of
some article that will serve that pur
pose we shall have another notable in
stance of good coming out of evil.
There are reports of recent experi
ments in fuel that seem to indicate
decided success. ,
We referred a few days ago to the
mixturo of coke and bituminous ooal
dust that was tried by the commis
sioners of the District of Columbia
with very promising results. All
that is claimed for this process is very
reasonable, but ve read of another al
leged discovery that, we fear, is too
?;ood to be true.
It would be a delightful revolution
that would take us from an era of the
highest prioed fuel we have ever known
to one in which fuel would be literally
''dirt cheap." But a German chemist
in Baltimore insists that he will be
stow this boon upon us very soon. He
claims that he has discovered and
about perfected a process ?f ?i anam it
ting combustibility to ordinary street
dirt by chemical process, and the re
sult is a brick produced by subjecting
the mass to high pressure, which
burns with superior results as to light
and heat like the best anthracite. It
is not even affected by dampness, but
burns as readily when soaked in a
bucket of water as when dry. In ad
dition it has the merit of producing
neither odor, gas nor smoke.
But the transcendant point in favor
of "dirt fuel" is its marvelous cheap
ness. The greatest cost is for the
dirt. It is claimed by the inventor
that at $2.59 per ton for tho manufac
tured pr.duct enormous profita would
acorue to the capital invested. An
other phase of its economy is the fact
that when the chemicalization of the
briok is exhausted by fire the ashes or
whatever remains of the briok can be
reohemioalized and thus used over
Unfortunately some difficulties
stand in thc way of the practical ap
plication on a large seale of thia great
discover". It promises so muoh that
sceptical mankind will not give it suffi
ciently serious consideration. This
invento? who would relieve the op
pressed masses in a professional man
and has never associated with cold
blooded financiers* He is not known
to the.cold, practical world and doea
not know how to prooeed on his hu
mane mission of downing the eoal
trust. Nothing lesa than a miracle
would bring a substantial backing to
this apostle of cheap fuel, but it
seems that nothing less than a mira
cle can deliver us from thc grip of the
- Lewis Wilkins, whose home wee
in Enid, Okla., died in Chicago, where
he had gone for medical treatment.
Wilkins was twenty-nine years old,
eight feet and two inches tall, weigh
ed 365 pounds, wore a 9} hat, 24 shoe
and 14 glove. He measured fifty
eight inches around the chest and
fifty-two inches around the waist. He
had been on exhibition since 1SSS and
made several trips around the world.
His death was caused from a swelling
in the head which began six months
ago while on exhibition in Europe.
He came to the home of his parents
here for rest, thinking that he would
reoover.-Kansas City Star.
- Mustaches are not worn by men
exposed to the severity of an Alas
kan winter. They wear full beards
to proteot the throat and face, but
keep the upper lip clean shaven.
The moisture from the breath con
geals so quickly that a mustache be
comes imbedded in a solid oake of ioe,
and the face ia frozen in a short time
Cancer Cured by Blood Balm.
ADL SKIN AND BLOOD DISEASES
CURE)).-Mrs. M. L. Adams, Fredo
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whioh effectually cured an eating can
cer of the nose and face. The sores
healed up perfectly. Many dootors
had given up her case as hopeless.
Hundreds of oases of cancer, eating
sores, supperating swellings, etc.,
have been cured by Blood Balm.
Among others Mrs. B. M. Gueroey,
Warrior Stand, Ala. Her nose and
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discharge from the eating sore. Doc
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sent in sealed letter. It is certainly
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Cheaper than bacon.
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THE CASHI GROCER._
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It ia truly discouraging to find ait?
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matter on what part of the body it coin?s, ia an evidence of some previous
constitutional or organic trouble, and that the dregs of these diseases
remain in the system; or, it may bo that some long bidden poison-perhaps
Cancer-has come tb the surface and begun its destructive work.
The blood must be purified before the sore will fill up with healthy fi^
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diseased parts, new tissues form, and the decaying flesh begins to have a
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Several year, oso, my wifb had a a- * f ' liSr^?JSLY.?
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