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A STORY OF FITZ LEE.
A Darkey's Ready Reply Whicl
Turned the Laugh.
R imond Tirme-D iipatchn
\e 1111d the fcilowing in n ex
"The late Gen. John B. Gordon an(
Gov. Chandler of Georgia were to
gether in a hotel in Atlanta onc<
when Gov. Chandler asked the gen
eral if he had ever known a witti
darky. 'Yes,' said the general, 'one.
When Gen. Robert E. Lee was fight
ing Grant in the "last days" an olh
darkey besieged headquarters with re
quests to see "the gin'ral.". He wai
turned away a dozen times. But on(
day he succeeded in reaching the
guard immediately in front of Gen
Lee's tent, and almost got in the temi
itself gefore he was stopped. The al
tercation which followed was over
heard by Gen. Lee who called out:
"Let that man come in!" Then intc
the tent came the fellow, a rawboned,
shambling, gray-headed. gnarled old
darkey. who scraped the ground with
his foot and kept turning his hat
around nervously in his hand.
" ' "Well, where do you belong?'
demanded Gen. Lee.
" ' "I b'longs to v'r compaany. gin
ral." returned the warkey.
" ' "No you don't." reclared the
general. sharply. "Everybody in my
company has been shot. How is it
that you haven't been?"
'The darkey sratched his head.
Then from his twisted mouth came
a confidential whisper. "Well, you
see, gin'ral. it's this a-way. I ain't
been shot, 'caze when dey's a light
goin' on I always stays with the gin
'rals." ' "
That does 'not "sound like" Gen.
Robert E. Lee. We doubt if Gen.
Gordon has been correctly quoted.
If he has been, he has gotter old
Gen Lee mixed up with Fitz Lee.
The story as it has been always
told in Virginia is as follows. When
Fitz Lee was making his canvass for
governor. and when upon a platform
at a public meeting 'in one of the
counties near Lynchburg. he was told
that an old colored man wished to
come up and shake hands with him.
He said: "All right: let him come,"
and the old darkev was soon after
wards brought forward and intro
duced to him.
Old Uncle Ben. for that was his
name, said to Fitz' Lee that he had
been in the Confederate army frotr
first to last, with his (Ben's) young
m:...ter. The general asked him tc
what command his master belonged
Uncle Ben replied: "Longstreet's.'
The general then suggested to Ber
that he had probably seen some har<
fighting. Uncle Ben said, he ha(
been in many battles. "And whic}
do you think was the hottest one?'
he was asked by Fitz Lee. "Why,'
responded Uncle Ben. "Gettysbur::
w~as by long odds the wust I evei
seen," and he added. "I tell you th<
truth, gin'ral: at Gettysburg T run.
ned like a dog." "Where did you rur
to?" inquired Fitz Lee. "I ran to th<
saftest place I could find," said th<
old fellowv. "And where was that?'
said his good-humored questioner
"I runned to where the gin'rals were,
promptly responded the old man.
This ready response-this unin.
tended joke on the generals-broughi
forth a peal of laughter from Fits
Lee and the crowd of people aroun<
himi The story was 'often repreate<
as one of the incidents of that cam
paign. Gen. Fitz Lee himself wa:
delighted to tell it and to give Unch
Ben credit for his sagacity in. seek
ing a place of refuge on the field o:
QUEEN'S NINE-CENT DINNER
Queen Alexandra's Outing Among
the Factory People of
-London, March 24.-The routine o
royal life was interestingly broken to
day, when Queen Alexandra paid ar
informal visit to the Alexandrr
Trust, and there enjoyed a nine-cen1
dinner among the factory employel
and children of the East End of Lon.
don. The queen always has taker
keen interest in the institution, which
was founded on her plan to give the
poor the cheapest possible food with
out savoring of1 charity. She arrang
ed today's visit pricately wvith Shi
Thomas Lipton. who is the principal
contributor to the institution. Like
factory girl who had just p)recedled
her the queen wvent to the desk and
asked for eight dinner tickets, tender
ing half a crown
The news of the identity of this
ex,-:r,rinardw,y yun 1.- kingi woman
Irn spread an kth chisalren crwd
'''' .. tah!e. t catch a :.dimp e of
theIr neen. S.n the wil-le building
rang with the shrill cheers'of the de
lighted children and girls. The
qu*,eei saw two mites cryinl.
\\hat is the matter?" she asked.
They had lost their dinner tickets.
Their griet was (jUicklv turned to
j(-y by the gift of a shilling from the
So thickly did the children. most of
them typically ragged urchins of thet
Ea-t End crowd arouind the royal vis
itor that one of the attendants tried
ti make a passageway for her.
*Don't bother." said the queen. "I
did ntt come here to disturb them."
After talking with several factory
eniplovees. who were in the midst of
their meal. which is daily served to
'.e three or four thousand person:s,
the queen and her party. accompanied
by Sir Thomas Lipton. went upstairs,
where they all redeemed their meal
tickets. For her nine cents the queen
had (oup. lamb. potatoes. a large
helping of plum pudding. a glass of
water and a mug of coffee. She seem
ed to enjoy it.
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(Schedule in effect August I, 1903.)
(Bead Down.) (Read Upi EsenSanadTm.
12.46 pm.........Lv Newberry..... Ar 3.10 pm be i*nEfctJ uay1h,90
8.50 pm.........Ar 8partanburg.... Lv 121 pm T T98
6.07 pm......... AurHnesonill L 130 pm
7.35 pm.........Ar Ashetile........ LV 7.01 pm 84am L ?st (.L) r.80p
12460pm......Lv New be.r..a. Ar 105m a tn09 pm
5.80 pm.....Ar Laueas............ 3.39 pm 20a lbio 1p
6.11 pm. ..Ar Greerod.........Lv 12.05a448 m Abv 0 pm
7.5.2 m....ArAgsta..............Lv 10.0am 12p Grewo35m
8.45 pm...... prForr Rlynto......n...LLv..245apm
12 48 pm..Lv Newberry (C.4.&L.)A 8.10 pm -
1.50 pm...... Ar Laurens...... ........07 2.02 pm
29p .... Laurens.-..... ..Ar L.45 pm C.W.
~ ~ ~ . Lv i~ 0 00amL lenSrig r4010 m
5.20 m. A Auusta ... Lv 0.10~n 20 (mEa sr tandard 33me.)
8.4 p . &rPot oya 7..5' 10 530 am r Ahens (Dn?) L 19 pm
124 p.LvNebery 0 .&r)A 3 10 pm am Eeto 217 85
8.25 nm2..15pmrGreeCvine. Lv 1.15npm) Ly. 2 4p
etc.cslln,ciaddrsa 10 00 2 Lv Luenpig Ar 900 600
AuausaG I 915 75083 reenvie 1)30045
D 128 9pm 8Waterty 12 241 35
128 918 83 Sg 2 121 2 256
8.5 m..A renvll........ v 2 1 40 851 Cbex. ex~ 6952
T. . rB-AnTB, Banager. 159537 ltn 16552(
In Eneet Jun8, 902. .~ S541Wieok15500
)setween Anderson and Waiha1a. 250747 Jro 13 2 3
3ASThoUaN. wsaroDien301242 Lepa?.18591
81 95. ...B n72015 71A2 . Cark 14L81 5
2485 7330.2 2 Clinton.. 13840 80152
245 980.7.50d3r3onGoldville 11653Co0u4b4a
92.....ee&nero.. 3 7 (Un80 i2on Sion) 974 3
2 4898 4 8 218 20 5
.10 925.89 Ltu1.405 -2.
.- 86 . .P1dlton..5.1155
..05 945.C01rWhite....418 58.55pm20m
2 5 3...4 ....nesnP... .... 4213.45 .1455 (UionbI Station)A f
..... 928.......Wes A neo..... 3 ....... 020 Su te 2 1
...... 8 25.......seneca............... 43 .... 9 3 Ar Charleston Lv 6 00
...... 8 06....West Union .... 504 ---- Tris5 and 52 arrive and depart from
...I r8p0. . Wlhala . .. rai ns 22 an 1 frm A. C. L. freight depot.
have precedence over trains of same class1 ForBDates, Time Tables, or further informa
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