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J^iil Old Anderson S<
Editors Anderson Intelligencer: On
a recent visit to some of my old
friends and comrades at I'ickcns I was
asked to write sonic of my personal
experiences about the war. Before
proceeding, however, let mc nay here
while in Picken s I was treated with
great kindness and hospitality, and
was very much pleased and surprised
at thc linc farms and nourishing con
dition of thc country. Some of the
farms produce 60 and T."> bushels of
corn to thc acre. Several of my
fricuds were living in houses occupied
over a hundred years ago by grand
fathers and fathers. Indeed my en
tire visit was one of great pleasure.
My friend, Captain James A. Griffin,
took mc to see beautiful and pictu
resque Table Hock, lt had been fifteen
years since he had been on its top,
and not remembering thc exact path,
we got lost and very weary. Night
coming on we thought wo would have
to spend thc night on thc Kock, but
finally wc found our way down. 1
waa so tired and weak when wc reach
ed thc bottom my friend had to lift
me and put mc into the buggy and
carry me home, lt was two dayB be
fore I was able to bc up, but my trip
was enjoyed nevertheless. Thc scene
ry most beautiful, a fine view of
Saluda Uiver flowing down thc rocks
through tho mountains. The top of
Ball Knob, thc highest mountain in
this State, looked ns though it was
?. ow-capped, so many white rocks to
he soon on its top. On visiting one
of my old comrades, Mr. Silas Wil
liams, I met his venerable father,
Uncle Harry Williams; he was born
in 1SU3, consequently is now in his
94th year. Ile is a most remarkable
man, having retained all of his facul
ties perfectly. Ho now can hitch up
his horse to a buggy and drive any
where over thc country. Ile has lived
on the same placo sixty-five years, and
has been doing his own cooking aud
housekeeping for twenty-eight years,
and during tho war ho assisted in car
ing for two hundred women whose hus
bands were engagod in tho war. This
same old man Bays he has never boon
under the influence of liquor, never
smoked a pipe or cigar, never chewed
a pieoe of tobacco, never in a law
suit, and never been sued, no had
five sons, all in the war, three return
ed and two lost their lives. This re
mar kab' character is in easy circum
I will now give an account of tho
surprise made by the federal General
Averil, which affair occur: d 7th Aug.,
1864, on expedition undor Gen. Early
into Maryland. We went within three
miles of Washington oity-General
Bradley T. Johnson commanding a
brigade of oavalry, the brigade of
which I was a courier. Tho brigade
consisted of the following regiments
and battalions: Tho 37th and tho
8th Virginia and Gilmore's battalion,
and Col. Pators' regiment, number J
have forgotten, all of Virginia. Thi i
brigade, together with ono commanded
by General McCauslin, composed tho
cavalry that accompanied General J.
A. Early on his famous expedition into
Maryland, with tho idea of capturing
Washington or weaken Grant's army
in front of Petersburg. Karly's
infantry consisted of 8 or 10 thousand
men, but rumor while on tho march in
Maryland said about thirty thousand.
After remaining for several hours
within reach of ibo siege guns at
Washington city, our cavalry was or
dered to retrace our steps slowly and
cautiously, and wo made our woy to
thc Potomac River; then whilq Ear
ly's infantry marched iu tho direction
of Leesburg, Va., our oavalry keeping
on the flank of thc infantry. Having
skirmished nearly ovcry day wi?h the
enemy we lost several men killed and
wounded in our cavalry brigade. Wc
crossed tho Potomac with Early's in
fantry at Leesburg sometime in July.
After croBBing the river Early's infan
try marched in the direotion of Win
chester, in tho valley of Virginia; tho
two brigades consisting of Johnson's
and McCauslin' Q, marched direct to an
upper ford on tho Potomac, crossing
that strc?ni at a plaoe called Williams
port; then without baiting only a few
hours to food and get rations by send
ing parties in the country for them,
as wo had no wagons for carrying sup
plies, we marched direct to Chambers
burg, Va., a beautiful city situated
among the hills, and there, by direct
orders from G on cr al J. A. Ef,rly:
whoso ordors we wero und?r, burned
that beautiful city because tho Coun
cil or citizens refused to pa^ a ransom
levied by thatGenoral, whicn ocourred
about thc, fifth of August, 1864,
liCnving the oity burning we moved
in th? direction of a place called Rom
ney, situated in the northwestern part
of the country, and arrived there at
midnight, and having a few pieeos of
artillery with the brigades it unlim
bered and commenced bombarding the
tidier "Writes an Inter*
placo, and I .suppose by a rcconnois
; ance of the situation that our G encrai |
found it too well fortified and defend
ed with Yankee.- to mako a successful
assault on that place, we turned our
j course southward, und after riding
, nearly all night, resting hut & short
I time before arriving at the crossing of
, thc Potomac, called Old Town Bridge,
where we arrived about S o'clock a.
m. on the (Ith of August, l-'t??, where
wo found to our surprise a flat ear
with a piece of artillery on the Vir
ginia hide of the river, which opened
un UM US we approached t::e bridge
from Maryland side. This was quick
ly silenced by our battery placed on a
. hil! near the road leading to thc
.bridge; then 1 saw Bradley T. John
j son and Maj. .1. B. Clayborne, eom
; manding the 37th Battalion Virginia
j Cavalry, hold a few minutes conversa
! tion; Major Clayborne whirled phis
: horse and put himsolf at the head of
his command, aud in a loud voice
called out, "Men, follow inc,"'and at
the head of his column Charged thc
bridge under a sweeping Ore of mus
ketry from a block-house situated just
in front of us on thc Virginia side.
My comrade and friend, young James
Fair, of Greenville, fell near thc end
of thc bridge; his comrades not hav
ing time to recover his body he now
lies. I suppose, hurried near the Old
Town Bridge in Maryland. After pa
roling these Yankees we allowed thom
to return with their arms across the
river on the Maryland side. Wc then
rode on without a stop in a brisk way
until we arrived at the McNeil farm,
situated in a beautiful valley or
meadow near tho branch of the Poto
mac. It was a large, two-story brick
building, in which General Johnson
established his headquarters. I being
one of his body guards was placed on
duty this same evening near thc
headquarters, nnd remained on duty,
together with my friend and comrade,
John Duckett, who now is living in
Oconeo Co., this State. Wo were re
lieved from duty at midnight and went
to the porch ox Johnson's headquar
ters and spread our blankets on the
porch to take our rest, and while en
joying a refreshing sleep, about dawn
we were awakened by tho rattle of
musketry in our camp, the Yankees
having entered our camp through an
unfrequented trail through thc moun
tains, gotting in between our scouts
and oamp, and commenced shooting
and capturing our brigade, nearly one
half of whioh was captured, many be
ing killed before they could mount
their horses. Those who did mount
were pursued by tho victorious fed
orals to thc river, situated about one
mile from camp, and there, many were
shot and many wounded. One of
those wounded was our venerable
friend and neighbor, Mr. Newton
Clinksoales, who lives a few miles be
low Anderdon, the ball entering below
his 'Aeulder and coming out just
above his left breast. He fell from
Lj?? horse, and then thc enemy, who
were following him after he had said
ho would surrender, shot him again
through the arm, and ono gave him a
lick with a sabre, splitting thc scalp
of his head four or five inches, and
perhaps would have killed him, but as
he was in the act of giving him anoth
er thrust with tho sabre a Yankeo
olhcer, with a sword in hand, cursed
the Yankee who had struck Clink
scales nnd threatened to cut him down
with his sword for treating a prisoner
thus. Strange to say, our friend
Clinksoales was able to return to camp
for duty in sixty days. Sam Looper
and Chesley Watkins wero both mor
tally wounded. Watkins' body now
sleeps near tho placo where ho fell.
Many of our South Carolina friends
were captured and carried as prisoners
to Johnson's Island, and several of
thom never returned, having died in
prison. Those who died aro well
known to many of us here-Thomas
Martin, of Anderson; Joo Masingale,
of Pickens, and two or three othors I
do nob romembor, died while in prison.
Captain M. W. Wallace and John
Duckett, both at that time Anderson
boy3, together with John Julien, of
Pickens, and Willis Dickerson, of
Anderson, and John Duckett survived
prison lifo and wera paroled after the
surrender. Our beloved Bradloy
Johnsou narrowly escaped being cap
tured by mounting a horse without
saddle, and got with his flooing sol
diers, getting as many as ho oould
together, and fell baok togethor with
McCauslin's brigade near Staunton,
Virginia, at which placo they pre
sented a bold front.
W. A. Hammond,
- Lots of men tire themselves to
death looking for an easy job.
- Bobby-"Say, pat What's bar
barism? When a barber cuts your
hair?" Pa-11 Yes, very often, my
(jan. Jenkins Last Order From Lee.
Editor of thc .State: Mr. .Jolin C.
Carmichael, of Marion county, died on
last Thursday, December 11th. Ile
was an old soldier in the army of Vir
ginia and was fond of telling his expe
riences in those trying days.
He told thc writer more than once
that he heard the last order'?cn. Jen
kins received from Lee. Ile would
tell it this way:
"Lee rode up to where Jenkins was
and said: 'How do you do to-day,
general? This is theOrst time I have
seen you since you returned from
Tennessee. Well, what shall 1 give
you to do to day?' Jenkins replied:
'Put inc in a place of danger-my men
are in hue lix.' Lee said (pointing)
well, take that side of thc road and
drive those fellows back.' "
(Hov.) J. A. Wilson.
Dillon, S. C., Dec. Hi, 11)02.
Taps Sounded for (Jen. Moorman.
New Orleans, Doc. 17.-(Jeneral
Moorman, adjutant general ol' thc
United Confederate Veterans, died
suddenly last night, aged (?1 years.
Ile was on thc staff of Forrest and
other Confederate leaders during tho
war, earning many special mentions,
and waB commander of Moorman's
He has been adjutant general of the
United Confederacy Bince its organiza
tion and was at work on preparations
for the May reunion when death claim
ed him, as he expired while at his
desk in his New Orleans office.
General Moorman died, while dicta
ting a letter of congestion of the
lungs, but his collapse was really duo
to overwork. His physician endeavor
ed to force him to rest during tho
day, but his orders were violated and
General Moorman's stroug constitu
tion gave way uudcr tho strain.
(Jeneral Moorman was GI years of
agc and a native of Mississippi. After
thc war ho was for some time com
missioner of immigration from Louis
?ana. General Moorman took tho
leading part in thc consolidation of
all thc Confederate veteran associa
tions into one and tinnily succeeded in
bringing about thc organization of the
United Confederate Veterans. From
small beginnings the association has
grown until it now includes nearly all
the old soldiciG of tho southern side
army of thc .civil war. General Moor
man was chosen adjutant general, a
position ho held from the time of tho
organization of tho association.
The funeral arrangements for Gen
eral Moorman were completed to-day
after tho arrival in the oity of Mrs.
Moorman and the general's only son.
The body was removed to the resi
dence of Surgeon General Tebeault
to-day and this evening will be taken
to Memorial Hall, where it will lie in
state guarded by veterans.
The funeral will occur to-morrow at
3 in the afternoon from the hall and
all tho veteran organizations have
boen invited to attend. Rev. A. Gor
don Bakewell, a Confederate veteran,
will deliver the sermon. The tempor
ary interment will be in the tomb of
the Army of Tennessee, in M?tairie
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A Woman's View.
"Think of it, my dear," said Mr.
Closcfist, laying down his newspaper.
''There are moro than two thousand
million dollars in circulation in this
"Is that so?" replied his wife,
cheerfully. "Well, judging from the
difficulty I always experience in get
ting you to give mo a quarter, I
thought thero wasn't more than three
dollars and a half in the whole world."
"I do not look as
though I ever wa?
When a woman ia sick she falls ott in
looks. This ia particularly the case
when she suffers from diseases peculiar
to her sex. Not only is her strength
undermined, but she lopes beauty of
face and grace of form.
It is characteristic of the cures of
womanly diseases effected by the use of
Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription, that
with restored health there is a restora
tion of good looks.
? Fnvorlte Prescriptionn establishes
regularity, dries weakening drains, heals
inflammation and ulceration and cures
"I wish to thank you for the good your m Cal
cines have done me." write? Mr?. Mae Frown . of
Canton. Fulton Co.. 111?. "I WM troubled with
fcmal" weakness and doctored with several mf
ferem dxitor*. They did not seem to help nv
Indeed I got worse oil ?he time. I had ulcera
tion and displacement of the nteru*. What I
suffered no tongue can teU. I had heavy bear
lna-down patna and thought my back would
kio me. I also had a very bad drain, but alter
taking five bottles of ' Favorite FrescripUou
and three of -Golden Medical Discovery,11 am
feeling os well as ever. It ha? been almost two
year? and I have had no return of the trouble.
My friends tcU me I don't look as though I ever
W*? sick." _ ?"
.Dr. Pierce's Common Sense Medical
Adviser? paper covers, ia sent free on
receipt of ai one-cent stamps to pay
expense of mailing only. Address Dr.
IL V. Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y.
--. ^?.IJL-OJJWJV^ JULI J. Al?.
Can Boll Weevil be Headed OIT? j
Dallas, Tex., Dec. 17.-Tho conven- j
tion which was called by thc Dallas
Commercial Club for thc discussion of
means of ridding the South of the boll
weevil pest was convened here to-day.
Professor W. D. Hunter, United
States entomologist, and others spoke
to-day. Several committees were ap
pointed. It io expected that a strong
appeal will be issued for State and
Which is to go from Texas-thc boll
weevil or thc cotton?
King Cotton will go unless some
remedy is found to head oft" the pest
which, according to estimates, cost
the State of Texas from $20,000,001) to
$25,000,000 last year. How accurate
this estimate of the total damage may
may be is not known, but it is given
by Texans who have investigated and
who are endeavoring to secure, through
tho agricultural department, some re
"When tho bill making appropriation
to stamp out tho foot and mouth dis
ease among thc cattle of New England
was before thc Douse, llepresentative
Henry, of Texas, prepared an amend
ment carryiug an equal sum-$1,000,
000-to be placed at the disposal of
thc same department to bc used in
stamping out the boll weevil. This
amendment was not allowed, being
ruled out on a point of order; but it
w^-s supported by a number of mem
bers from cotton-growing States, as
will bc similar efforts on the same
Reports from Texas tell of tho
alarming spread of the destructive
pest. At first lt was confined to the
Kio Grande country, having been in
troduced, it is understood, from Mexi
co. Hut each year it has spread.
Now it has reached a point not far
from thc Ked Uiver line, and the pos
sibility of its getting into the cotton
sections of other Southern States has
been seriously considered.
Experts from thc agricultural de
partment have been conducting inves
tigations in thc hopo of discovering
some means of destroying tho pest.
The last agricultural appropriation
bill carried an item of $20,000 to cover
thc cost of tl ose experiments, ?and an
effort will be mado this year. Just
how much can be profitably spent in
this direction it is somewhat difficult
to say. So far no means of destroy
ing the post has been discovered.
Once a method is found, there will be
no question of securing enough money
to put it into effective operation, but
at present the experts have no tangi
ble results to report.
It has been suggested that the gov
ernment offer a big reward for a oure
something that will enlist the servioe
of outside experts-as has been done
several times by the governments of
Europe. This may be done. France
has profited by this method of proce
dure upon more than one oooasion
when its great grape orop wasJn dan
In the meantime an effort will be
made to enlist r* ? aid of the govern
ment in tho line of discovering some
other orop whioh can be profitably
raised on the land now infested by the
boll weevil. To. thi? end Repr?senta
And we wouldJbe pleased to se
We havo everything kept by a I
prices til at will make you think we stol
Funeral Dire? .ora and Undertaker
Coffins and Caskets. BSU Fu?era
Torrent Harrows and Torn Flo
From now until January 1st, 190
rows and Turn Plows at greatly reduce
about ton per cent, but these F?.?OWB t
and we must sell them to mako room fo
Our Torrent Barrow is ahead of ac
small grain, and the celebrated Steel Bi
pulverizing and mixing the soil. If y
you cannot afford to miss this opportun
We are in the Hardware business t
empty Shells, Shot and Powder, Caps, (
to tho highest.
Our stock of Nails, Barb Wire, Mi
Builders Supplies a specialty. Th
We have any kind of Grato.you want.
Successors to I
tivo Burleson, of Texas, has intro
duced thc following bill:
lie it enacted by the Senate and
House of Representatives of the
United blues of America in Congress
assembled, That tho sum of twenty
thousand dollars bc, and the same is
hereby, appropriated out of any money
in the treasury of thc United States
not otherwise appropriated, which said
sum shall be expended under thc di
rection of thc secretary of agriculture
in thc establishment of an agrostologi
cal station in south or central Texas
and for the further purpose of deter
mining by experimentation tho most
profitable crops which can bo grown in
lieu of cotton in the territory now in
fested by the Mexican boll weevil;
and in making said experiment said
I secretary of agriculture shall keep in
mind thc mu ni fold advantages of di
That thc said secretary of agricul
ture shall report thc action taken un
der the provisions of this act, and
shall cause to he prepared a bulletin
for distribution showing the result of
the experiments made in pursuance
'Cherry Tree' Men (Jet Short Sentences.
Charlotte, N. C., Dec. 17.-Failing
to raise tho necessary money to com
promise their cases some 12 or 15 de
fendants in tho famous Amos Owon
cherry tree cases were given short
terms of imprisonment by Judge Boyd
in the federal court hereto-day. Rev.
T. Bright was sentenced to four
months' imprisonment and fined
$1,000; C. D. Wilkie, three months,
and W. H. Padgett one month. Wil
kie will bo released provided he raises
$1.500, he having already paid in $500
of that amount. The case of Dr. F.
Bright, the alleged originator of the
cherry tree scheme, was continued,
owing to the illness of his wife.
A receiver had boon appointed with
a view to refunding thc money secured
j from thousands of women throughout
the country by tho means of the end
less chain system, but owing to to
day's proceeding thc victims of tho
1 swindlers will not receive a ceut.
The defendants had paid in about
half the amount agreed upon and this
will bo refunded to them. Rev. T.
Bright, who goes to prison for four
months and pays a fine of $1,000, was
until recently a Baptist minister in
western North Carolina. He pur
chased the oherry business from his
son, F. Bright, whose case has been
continued. Wilkie and Padgett were
among the last proprietors of the com
Stops the Cough and Works off the
Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets eure
a cold in one dpy. No oure, No Pay.
Prioe 25 cents.
- It is told of an East Indian law
student that he onoe threw his exami
ners into confusion by dedaring mat
rimony to be an illegal state. "How
so? How so?" he was asked by the
perturbed examiners, many of them
married men. The student smiled
beatifically. "Married," quoth he,
"is a lottery, and lotteries are forbid
den by law."
- It is hard for the man who is flat
on his back to faoe the world.
SS COMING !
ll you something in the Une of
i'ir't Clas3 Furniture House, and at
e them. Drop in and see us.
wa to go at a sacrifice for the
3, we will sell our entire stock of Har
d prices. These Goods have advanced
ino Plows were bought at tho old price,
r other goods.
tything ever sold here for putting in
3am Syraouso Plow has no equalfor
DU need one or both of the implements
ity to get one.
o stay, and can sell you loaded and
3ai triages, and Guns from thc ohcapest
ile and Horse Shoes is oomplote.
o only complete line of Grates in town.
Yours for trade,
The Kind You Have Always Bought, and which has been
in use for over 30 years, has horno the signature of
and has been made under his per?
sonni supervision since its inlhncy,
f<%AUi4?/Kt Allow no one to deceive you in this.
All Counterfeits, Imitations and " Just-as-good" are but
Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health of
Infants and Children-Experience against Experiment?
What is CASTOR IA
Cast or ia is a liar mles? substituto for Castor Oil? Pare
gorie, Drops and Soothing Syrups? It is Pleasant, lt
contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotic
substance. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys Woriug
and allays Feverishness. It cures Diarrhoea and Wind
Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation
and Flatulency. It assimilates tho Food, regulates the
Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep,
The Children's Panacea-The Mother's Friend?
GENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS
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In Use For Over 30 Years.
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WE invite the privilege. We use the best quality of every drug ; we
exercise the most exacting care with every part of the work. * We produra
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profit above the cost ol materials.
Let Us Fill Your Prescriptions.
ANDERSON, S. C.
D. S. VANDIVER. TS. P. VANDTVEB
ANDERSON, S.C., October 8, 1902.
We propose pulling trade our way this Fall, and have made prices oa
good, reliable, honest Goods that will certainly bring it.
We have the strongest line pf Men's, Women's and Children's SH0E3
we have ever shown, and have them marked down so low that every nair U a
great valne. We have another big lot of Sample Shoes that we throu on,
the market at factory prices. Come'quick while we have your size.
We are money-Bavers on GROCERIES. Best Patent Flour 84.50 pei
barrel. Beet Half Patent Flour $4.00. Extra Good Flour 63.75.
COFFEE, SUGAR, LARD, BACON, BRAN, CORN and OAT8
always in stock, just a little eheaper than the market prices.
We are strictly in for business and want your trade. Try ua and yo",
will stick to us. Your truly,
. . _ VANDIVER BROS.
TWO CARS OF BUGGIES,
ALL PRICES, from a 835.00 Top Buggy up to the finest Rubber Tired job
A LOT OF WAGONS,
.That we want to sell at once. We keep a large stock of
Georgia Home Made Harness Cheap.
The finest, light draft
In tho world. Come and see it.
Yours in earnest',
i VANDIVER BROS & MAJOB^
Have ?fo.st Received
Two Cars Fine Tennessee Valley
Red Gob Corn.
You run no risk in feeding this to your stoc&.
Will also make the very finest meal.
Come quick before it ia all gone? -
O. C. ANDERSON.
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