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lIv James 2N
Early on the morning of the 8th
of May, 1864. we eane out at Brock's
eross road. We left the road to our
left and went right oblique down
across a pasture, keeping behind a
hill out of sight of the enemy as they
were coming across the field to some
rail piles that had been made the day
before b our cavalry. We did not
know that the enemy were so near.
As we went down in the pasture. I
noticed a wishpot and gressing that
there was a spring there. Sergeant
Wilson and I asked permission to go
after some water. and while we were
at the spring a cavalryman came
charging down the hill and told us to
run for the rail piles. if we didni't run
the enemy would beat us to them.
They called to us to come, we went in
a run, and as soon as we got in line,
the whole line ran for the ri piles.
Sergeant Wilson and I having run
from the spring, were nearly out of
breath, so the line soon left us and
when they got to the rail piles filled
up all the space and when we got
there we could find no room. The
land was a little higher back from the
rail piles, and if we had sat back a
little :we would have been exposed
from the front, so we went to the
rght of the regiment and got into an
old road, where if we would lie low,
we would be sheltered a little. As we
went in that morning the third batal
lion took position on the left of the
brigade, 3rd regiment next. 7th next.
then 2nd and 7th reginipnt, and it was
in this gap where we had taken our
When we reached the rail piles, the
enemy were not more than 150 yards
off, coming charging. not firing a. sin
wle grun. We were ordered to hold our
fire. All the time the offlicers kept
saying hold your fire. A little to the
right and nearly in front the pines
had been cut with the tops towards
the enemy, the limbs had been cut and
tangled so that it would bother a line
of battle. T thought they wvere going
to hold us down too long and let them
get right up to us, I don't think they
knew that there was a lire of battle
theie. Ther was an 'llicer riding in
front oIf the line leadiing the ebharge.
I think the line was about 75 yards
from us when the command to fire
was given, it seemed that you could
feel the earth quiver the firing was
so heavy, and our lines were so elose
together,. no artillery could be used.
You coul.d hear some one saying,
shoot that man on the horse. It
seemed strange to say, but that man
escaped until the lines almost closed.
Before he fell, his horse dashed right
up to our line like he would run over
us and a young man by the name of
Anderson, in company D., shot and
killed him, he fell with his head al
most touching the rail piles. This
was a little to the left of where I was.
I was on. the right of the regiment,
in the gap between our regiment and
thie 7th, and all along, both lines were
in a breast to breast fight. They just
poured into this gap. Capt. WV. W.
Neal 's company F held the right of
the regiment against this gap. There
were Capt. Neal and Young Bryant,
of company F. Sergeant and I, of
company C. in the road in this gap.
The enemy ran over us and ran
through this gap looking for larger
game, and they must have found it,
for they were 'all captured. One
great .big fellow saw us there and
drew down on us. I had my gun
loaded, but had no cap on. We were
all lying in the road behind a low
bank and you had to keep low for the
bank to protect you from the bullets
from the fro.nt. Sergeant Wilson had
ealled .my attention to him and'when
T saw that he had seen us fixing to
shoot, I lay as low as I could, I
think I turned my head so that my
nose would stick to one side, I fell
like the back of my head was expos
ed. He fired'and killed Bryant. I lay
a little while and looked up to see
what had become of the man, and
he was right at me with his gur
pointed right in my face, I could see
in the muzzle of his gun, he snapped
his gun in my face, but it did not fire.
He completely paralyzed me. The
fellow jumped in the road by the side
of me and began to punch me with
his bayonet and called, "surrender
odarned rebel you." I had nc
,sence of mind, I was demoralized,
caught hold of the bayonet and
urned it to one side and Sergeant
Wilson said. "we '1l surrender." He
then said, 'throw down your gun.
Just at this moment the yankee was
shot, two bullets striking him, one
passn thrugh his neck. T think thal
hlllet camle froll his (wIn side. one
bullet struck him in the back and
passed through him. He fell on me
in the road and I think he swooned
jjust as he fell. le lay limp and did
n1ot move ftr slme time. When he
came too, he a-ked me for a drink of
water. I tld him I couldn't give hin;
any as I might need it myself. He
said that he had some in his canteen
and asked ie to please get it for him.
I jlst plulled out. my knife, cut his
canteen strap and handed it to him.
The enemy's lines had given back
everywhere. but at this gap and both
ends of outr lie concentrated their
fire on this point and it soon got too
lhot for John. F lay like i lizard flat
in the road d!l(l let them fi,ht it om
over us. My old knapsack stuck up
so high while I was lying down in
the road, that two bullets passed
throught it. It was not long before
the yankees fell back from this point.
I took three shots at a man stand
ing behind'a pine with his side to me.
I thought I lad good aim. but I miss
ed every time. He was n%t over thir
ty steps from me. Some of you may
think I did poor shooting, and I did.
but when I tell you it was just afte
the yankee had snapped his gun in
imy face and puiwhed me with his
bayonet, and you see my nerves were
shattered and my brain compleely
A Sad Reminder.
A story is told by the writer or
"Some stories of the Conert, Plat
form" concerning Mme. Patti, the fa
mous English contralto. The singe:
was delighting a large audience iin
the town hall at Birmingham when
workingMan in the rear of the build
ing was observed to be in tears. T'here
was nothing in the words to account
for this display of feeling, and had
thmis been otheisel the famed prim8
donna was singing in the Italian ton
gue. But the grief of the man became
No such a sale e~
our effort to pus
offer our entire e
and early every
flock to Mimnau
Thn. Black Dress Gi
Tikamoment what you save in thu
often a full half.
50 pieces Black Dress Goods, Brillian
Panama Cloth, all piled on a big center
worth less than 60 and some worth up t<
of any piece in the lot for 39c the yard
25 pieces China Silk, White, Light B]
trope and Navy Blue, worth 50c yd., on
tomer only 25e. yd.
36-in. Cream China Silk, the 60c. kirA
36-in Cream China Silk, the 75c. kind
100 pieces Silk, all 1906 styles, worth
sale, not over one drass pattern to each
136 inch Black Chiffon Taffeta Silk. th<
136 inch Black Chiffon raffeta Silk,' th<
These plices only hold good until Satt
Bleached Sea Islanc
One case 36-in. English Long Cloth, t
Two cases Androscoggin Bleaching, 20(;
Two bales 40-inch Sea Island, only 20'
Two bales 36-in. Sea Island, only 20 y
Unbleached Sheeting 2 1-4 yds. 'wide,
Bleached Sheeting worth 3ic. yd., on
more pronounced ere MIme. Patti hac
(0,lhded. At len zti amid the thun
d(er o applause, the singer retired
aiul Hie stiran.-er was ansked the reason
of, his grief.
"She reminds me so o' my darter.
said tihe tearful one. -She was in the
sin1gin ' line."'
"But surely vourii dauliter couli
not sing like that I'' queried the manl
in the next seat.
No -" answered tle meurner with
aiother soh, "but you could nevei
tell wihat she was singin' about.''
Cheek of A Stowaway.
Young Captain Sealby of the Medi
terranean liner. Cretic, was talking
about stowt-ways, says the Philadel
"Most of these fellows," he said.
"have an excessive quantity of cheek.
"Once we discovered a stowaway
few days out from New York and pt
him to work in the galley.
6A lady on a tour or inspectioi
paused by the stowaway as he sai
How soon do you think we 'll
reach Naples?' she asked him.
- Well. madam,' he replied, 'I'm
doing all I can to get her in by Tues
Thompson & Otto in the Forefront.
The machine operated hy.these gen
flemen is the kind used in all ol
Keiths Theatres. Pictures from thic
machine do not tumble your brair
and set your head to dancing, they
are flickerless and you can sit and en
jov them to the last number. Mr
Thompson who sings the illustrated
songs has a rich, robust tenor voice
with the power to sing into the soul
the selections he renders. The audi
ence frequently joins in the choru,
and make the rafters tremble. All
that is good and novel in the way ol
pictures will be shown including
"-Tracked by' Bloodhounds." or "A
Lynching at Cripple Creek." "Th.
IDetachable Clown.' ' Lover',
Crime.' "Human Fly.' 'Be Surc
Your Sins Will Find you Out.'' 'PC
liee Raid." "Marie Antonette.
"Fake Phenomena." "How a Frenel
Nobleman Got a Wife." Etc.. Etc
One night only at the opera house.
February 28. Popular prices, 25, 3
and 50 cents.
er attempted h
sale will begin \N
h this sale to the
tock at the lowe
morning this we
>ods Sale. G
sale, now less than one-third, 2
ine, Melrose, Albatross and new P
table, not a yard in the lot 20
$1.00 yd , take your choice the v(
Silk Sale! , 2
e, Pink, Nile Green, Heio- only 9
eWaist pattern to each ens- 50 p
.foronly 39c yd. 7-1-2c
for only 48c. yd.
rom 59c. to 85c., for this big
customer 39c. yd.
$1.25 kir.d for only 89e.
$1.50 kind for only 98c. Wa
rday night. worti
l and Sheeting!
e 15c. kind, only 9c. yd ' Eve
ds. to each customer 7ie. yd. Shoes
ds. to each customer 6%c. yd. We
ds. to each customer 5%ec. yd. roll'n
the 25c. kind, only 19c. yd..
y 10 yds. to cach customer, Ag'
~oods sent out ol
iAbraham Liolen, after beinX a
mem )* fcongress. desir-ed to Secure
a clerkship in Washington. but he
was defeated by Justin Butterfield.
lie was disappointed. but. had he not.
been defeated lie would have spent
his lite in obscurl-ity inlsteal of beemn
in]" preSideit 4f the United States.
Oliver Cromwell was once on board
a ship bound for America, but. he was
taken back )v a constable, an(d the
result was that he became one of the
greatest men England ever knew.
Ulvsses Grant would not have been
a military man had it not been that
his rival for a West. Point cadetship
had been found to have six toes on
each foot instead of five.
The great silver mine, the Silver
t King, had been discovered by the
lucky accident of a prospector throw
ing a piece of rock at a lazy mule.
"Say, is the Big Noise in?" in
quired the visitor as he entered the
"Naw; he is out feedin'."
"Well, where is the Chief Gazabo
-the one who has charge when the
Big Noise is out ?"
"He's outa town."
Ain't there somebody here who
acts as the Main Squeeze when
1 they're away?"
"Nobody but me."
'And who are you?"
"I'm de Small Bunch-de guy!
what sweeps out de office-see?"
The desire on the part of the dele
gates to the Moroccan conference to
arrive at a satisfactory conclusion, re
mains unchanged despite assertions
I to the contrary. The pessimism of
certain of the delegates even seems
to have given place to a sentiment
more in conformity with the situation
, which is anything, but hopeful. The
representatives of powers not directly
interested are determined not to leave 1
Aleoiras until not only has the ques
tion of Morocan reforms been set
tied, hut confidence and harmony re
established between the two antago
nistic powers. The German delegiates I
declare that the conference must and
will' find a solution of the points in
ere. before. We<
highest notch; a~
st prices ever nam2
ek and join the be
reat White Goods Sal
eces figured mercerized Waistings, all en
atterns, worth 20c. yd., special for this sale 15
yds. .25 and 35e. grade Mercerized Wais
~ry best grade will go on sale at 18c. per yd
ing this sale we will sell-25 pieces 44 inch
awn worth 20 and 25c., one dress to a cost<
ieces figured and striped Piques, the 15c.
ieces 40-inch White Lawn, the 15c. kind on
eces 40-inch White Lawn, the 10c. kind,
Big Embroidery Sale!
ch out for the big Embroidery sale, 8 and
ry pair of Men's, Women's, Boys' and
in the house at actual FIRST COST.
need the room for our 'New Spring Stock
nts for Butterick's Patterns.
approval or chai
sTORE OF I
The Pacific Mutu
Its peculiar LEGAL organizati
Life Insurance Company in Amt
Dld. It gives the Greatest Guarc
Df any Insurance Company at le.
rates are LESS than any other c
The following are the RATES
Whole 20 Payment
Age Life Life
20 $14.65 $22.60
21 15.00 22.95
22 15.3.5 23.30
23 15.70 23.70
24 16.05 24.10
25 16.45 24.55
26 16.85 25.00
27 17.30 25.45
28 17.7.5 2590
29 18.25 26.40
30 18.75 26.95
31 19.25 27.50
32 1980 28.05
33 20.40 28.60
34 21.05 29.20
&5 21.70 298.5
36 22.40 30.50
37 23.15 31.20
38 23.90 31.95
39 24.75 3270
40 25.60 33.5i)
41 26.55 3435
42 27.5-5 35.25
CALL TO SEE US.
lispute which, if not complete, shall
t least be provisional and honorable
lor all, and that despite the serious
fifficulties standing in the way ev
3rything will come right at the last
No Sympathy From "George."
My uncle, George Bridgham, a na
-ive of Buckfield, Maine, a lifelong
1otel keeper, his last hotel being the
Aalker House on Commercial street,
?ortland, which lie sold to the Boston
tnd Maine railroad, was quickwitted
mnd a great joker, as was also his
vife, says the Boston Herald. <
He was a very heavy sleeper. One
iight his wife was taken siek. She<
g in a shower of 1
>solutely and witi
ted in this section
td of bargain SE
e. Bed Spreads,Ta
Bear in mind that values like
1-2c. 100 fine white Bed Spreads w~
.100 fine white Bed Spreads w~
Per- 100 fine white Bed Spreads w<
ymer, 25 extra fine Marseilles Quill
kind, 2.5 pieces bleached and un bles
'counter at half price.
A big lot of Table Linen in si
ly 9c- long. On these short ends any
only 100 doz. Large Bleached Cott
100 doz. Large Bleached Cott<
A Big F
Will place on sale Thursday r
silver mounted handles, not one
10ec, some in the lot worth $2.00, yoi
A. C. A. Feather Bed Ticking
One case Fancy Calicoes, and
Girls' A. F. C. Ginghams, instead o
now A Big F
This big Rib bon sale will sin
Liberty Satin and Taffeta Ri
You all know it is worth 35 to
rged during this :
al Life Insurance
on makes it the STRONGEST
.rica. It is nearly 40 years
mntees written in the Policies
3s cost. Its non-participating
ompany doing business in this
per $1,000 on nor.-partici
Whole 20 Paym<.nt
Age Life Life
43 $28.60 $3620
44 29.70 37.20
45 3.90 38.25
46 32.15 39.25
47 33.50 46-5
48 3495 41.75
49 3650 43.10
50 38.15 44.50
.51 .q9.90 46.00
52 4i.75 47.60
53 43.75 49.30
54 45.85 51.15
55 48.10 53.10
56 50.50 55.20
57 .53.10 57.4i
58 55.85 .59.85
59 58.30 62.45
60 61.95 065.25
61 65.30 68.16
62 68.92 7145
63 73.80 74.95
$4 78.35 78.76
6.5 81.50 83.20
OFFICE OVER POST OFFICE.
dged her husband and said:
"George, wake up, I am awful siek.
Ee only grunted and turned over.
ifter a while she nudged him again,
mnd said: "George you must wake up
:or I am very sick."
"You sick, Matil? What's the mat
"George, I can 't breathe.'"
He roused up for a moment and
aid: "Well, Matil, I wouldn't try.''
Some people -vho pose as cynicso
re only cheap mimies.
Mat rimony and parsimony are not
onductive of harmony.
Cheerupathy is a school of medi
-ne that does not issue diplomas.
ay, Friday and
>ig bargains. Its
hout reserve we
. Get up bright
~ekers who will
ble Linen & Towels!
these you will never find except at
orth $1.50 and $1.75, for this sale 98c..
orth $2.00, for this big sale $1.39 each..
>rth $2.50, for this big sale $1.89 each.
s worth $3.00 to $3.50 for this sale
ched table linen thrown on the bargain
iort lengths, 2, 2 1-2, 3 and 3 1-2 yds.
reasonable offer will be accepted.
on Towels, the 15c. kind, only 10c. each.
m Towels, the 10c. kind, only Ste. each.
norning 100 fine Parasols, natural and
in the lot worth less than $1 50, and
ir choice for this sale 98c. each.
~ the 20c. kind, for this sale 12J4c. yd.
, instead of 15c. yd., only 10c.
also Silver Grays, instead of 5e. yd.
f 0c. and 12 1-2c. yd., only 8c.
iply take the cake.
lbbons all shades, 40, 60, 80 and 100.
ic. yd., all piled on abig tablel18e. yd.