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ing, as the falliug of mighity waters, was heard in our front, and be
came more distinet the nearer we approached. I inquired of Dixon
what stream .could possibly be between us and Columbia. None.
Then where were we and what water could it be? I thought per
haps we had missed our road and were near Broad river. But
this did not seem possible, yet it was evident we were nearing a
ragin water court of some sort. Else why this roaring?
As we approached, the great roar seemed to have shifted to our
left. While we were deliberating about the matter the horse com
menced to blunder down, it seemed to us, a precipice, then plunged
into -the water, and began floundering about. The water in the first
plunge came to our armpits. The horse, I was sure, had gone clea1
beneath, but the faithful beast soon righted himself, and struck
boldly out in the stream. Where we were or what stream it was,
neither could imagine.
"I thought you told me you knew all about this country," I said
He did, but had never heard of such a stream as this before, and
intimated that its appearance was of recent date. It was certain
the horse was swimming in a circle, for putting my hand in the
water I could discern no current. No lightning fla:h came now,
when we needed it so badly. I then asked Dixon, for the first time,
could he swim. He gave the laconit reply, "to the bott-m.
"Well, if you don't learn pretty soon how to swim in aonther
direction there is not much chance of your getting out. The old
hvorse can't swim all night."
Dixon said: "Remember the little lady's prayer."
"Yes,' I answered, "a prayer saves all right, but it will do you
no good in this water, if you can't swim."
We joked about the lady's prayer while the old horse swam like
a duck, and it seemed to us he had gone far enough to cross any
river in America. Just them, two Heaven-sent flashes came, and we
saw trees on our right and left, then going up stream. As I had
expected, he was swimming in a eircle. I guided him .now with
both hands, gently tapping his head on either side, to keep him
We clambered out at last on land and found a road leading to a
negro cabin. We roused up the old darkey and asked what stream
"Hampton Mill pond, and if you are going you way you must go
below the mill and then 'turn up."
When we told -him we had come straight across, the old negro
must have laughed himself sick.
Dixon said the little lady's prayer had certainly done good, for
if the horse had swam down stream instead of up we.would have
gone over the dam, which was only about fifty or seventy yards
below, and in that case, this story would never have been written.
We came into Columbia. under the railroad bridge, and at a cot
tage to our right we saw a dim light. I went in. Everything was
dark but in one room. A knock brought an old gentleman to the
door. He said the was a doctor and had but a moment ago witness
ed one life go out and another come in. He could not see my urni
form and no explanations were necessary. In answ.er 'to the query
as ~to where we could conceal ourselves till morning, 'he directed
'us to a great camp of deserted log negro cabins th'at had been
built by Governor Aiken,'s negroes, when they refugeed from the
coast. We tied the faithful, but shivering horse to a paling, crept
in a dirty cabin, lay down just as we weire, and slept the sleep of
the just till day, which was only a few hors off. We 'had no way
of starting a fire, our blankets 'and clothes were dripping wet, but
we slept nevertheless.
Next morning Dixon remained in the cabin while I went out to
see how the land lay. The horse we turned loose, as we had noth
ing to feed it; furthermore we had to cross Broad river and there
was no way of getting him over. Goodwin was mayor of Columbia,
but for some cause or other Jim Gibbes held the reins of govern
men't. Th'e city had been burned a day or two before, and stroll
ing Yankee camp-followers w.ere poking about everywhere.
I was directed, when inquiring for the mayor, to Dr. Gibbes'
house, where both 'he and his son lived. The venerable doctor was
not out of bed, but 'had me ushered in his bed room to await the
coming of his son, who soon came in. Jim Gibbes was no "eracker
jack'' and saw through me before I said a word. He knew I was
no Yankee the moment he -put his eyes upon me. I wanted the ex
tent of the buirnt district, the places where the people were shelter
ed, how they were living, etc. He gave me all the information I
desired, and then we went out to look at the ruins and get the names
of all the streets on which the houses had been swept away by the
flames, as well 'as that part of the city which had esca.ped. He left
me to wander about alone, as he said our being together too long
might attract attention.
I passed a lady 'on the street that I had known since childhood,
but I dared not make myself known. The pangs of hunger began
to torture me, but where could I get a morsel in this city of deso
lation!? A church loomed up in which were sheltered a hundred
rw,omen and children under ebarge of a man named Dent, sheriff,
I think, of Richland. He eame to the door at my solicitation, open
ed the door just wide enough to see who I was and demanded in a
fierce voice what was wanted. When I began spinning my yarn
about being hungry, he started to slam the door, but I stuck my
foot in the jam and told him he should hear me, that I was a
Southern man on secret duty; but 'he would not listen to me. Oh,
'he gave me some awful talk, said if I was a Southern soldier, why
wasn't I where soldiers belonged 'and to go on back to where sueh
men belong, at the front, not coming around begging from perish
ing children. I told him very plainly he belonged in h- and
would get there in good time. I could have choked him to 'his knees.
Then a good old motherly soul, 'hearing the discussion, came to the
door and handed me a piece of corn bread, a pair of pork ribs,
that was 'as clear of meat as a 'knife handle, and she took up the
"You say you are a Confederate soldier! Why then are you in
the uniform of tshe Yankees.''
There were reasons, I told her, but I 'had no time 'to explain.
Then she raised her spectacles, gave me a sinister look, then in an
astonished whisper, "A spy!'' Oh, how that epithet stung me,
like the fangs of a rattler. ''A spy!" The very thought!
''No.'' I shouted to her, "'I am no spy. but a soldier who is risk
ing his life for just such as you.''
I felt for~ the moment like da.Thing the grudgingly given grub
in her face. but I was too hungry to part with it. It is one of the
human frailties. to dislike being called ill names, even when we
kno we desew them. Dent and 'the old lady -were both right from
MAyor Gibbes gave us a writte
we made for Broad river, three
been destroyed. Right here I wi
that erratic, wonderful and ind
'had. I explained ,to him that i
writing upon our person that wi
capture. He studied a while, th
will want this. aiid they must h
a moment, he began writing rapi
ber and street of every hous bi
'hat time were gathered.
Handing me the paper he said:
that. The d-n Yankees may
hung or turned loose before they
It was simply, in place of the
vice versa. A for b and b for a
of two or hree letters using then
to write or read, once you knov
1-7:es in this way, omitting capit
ten men you meet will make at
word for it, the "the devil could
upon the Yankees deciphering it,
At the river were ihundreds an<
sheltered under blankets and qui
the flames, awaiting the subsidin
The river was one raging torrei
normal, with great rafts of drift
ceivable debris, going down at a
fifteen feet long had been captur
ing 1having been .torn out as it
which it had been fastened by a
termined to risk ourselves, and, -y
and Hood's armies. The old me
near came to persuade us from t
negro had been drowned the day
But we assured them we could
having been raised upon the riv(
Dixon said all he had to rely on
Divesting ourselves of our out
and rifles, we both took the rea
the front end high out -of the wai
across, dodging the rafts and log
our starting point. Dixon kept r(
prayer will save us," as we woul
seemed destined to swamp us.
When we landed we 'had to lool
rifles, with the command to ''
they were Confederate soldiers,
moredly, giving up our arms with<
ed ahead of the guards to the h
manding fwo regiments of wesbem
forward from Hood's army to -le.
movements of Sherman's army,
days about a half mile from the
from beyond 'the river. As we k
and th:ey less of ours, their que
a.s if in a foreign tongue to each
that we were what we represente
Col. Roberts didn't take kindly
were deserters. I told .him at laa
mile away, who knew my father,
would leave it all to him. Col. ]
ed to old Mr. Drury Nunnamaker
resented myself to be, and the ki
way to send word tg Col. Robert
the -truth of what I said.
(To be 0<
Exerts Reports May Form a Basi.s
[Upon Which Future Work Will
b e Done.
TState, April 30.
on. Niels Christensen, Jr., chair
ma of the committee to investigate
eaffairs of 'the State Hospital for
eInsane, announced yesterday that
DGeo. W. Dick and Dr. Olin Saw
y had gone to investigate certain
cditions in hospitals in -the North
rthe purpose of making comparisons
Trepresentatives constitute anoth
rsubcommittese, one having already
sted Morgantton, N. C., Washing
o, D. C., 'and Petersburg, Va.
r. Christensen and Mr. Wade C.
rrison of another subcommittee
hae already a lot of data with ref
arce to the management of institu
ios of 'this kind in ether parts of the
aotry. T.he several subcommittees
ae been active since ,the adjourn
men of the legislature and the infor
ation accumulated will be placed
eore thle -committee of the whole
lienists of world-wide reputation
h*v been consulted and one of them,
.Frederick Howard Wines, a man
finternational repute as *a special
s,made a -thorough examination
hee. Dr. Wines is one of 'the most
hrough specialists in this country
an his nar.e is known in every
Stte. He was for years the close
fred of the king of Sweden. He
a recommended to the committee
bythe National Association of Char
iis. He is now residing with h'is
aghter at Beaufort, S. C., his wife
haing been a Southern woman. The
lowing facts with reference to his
reer. are found in ''Who's Who in
Expresident of Internationlal
Cnress of Charities and correction.
rex-'sidnt .and oldest living char
rmember of- Na,tional Conference
ohrities Ex-president of the
i account of all the burnings, and
miles above, but the bridge had
sh to state what a versatile mind
omitable man, James G. Gibbes,
was too dangerous to take any
>uld be incriminating, in case of
m said, "The boys back in camp
ve it. I can fix it." Reflecting
dly, page after page, giving num
arned, and where the inmates at
"The Devil himself coudn't 'read
ecipher it, but you will either be
vowels, the letter next to it, and
and so on, only the small words
t normally. Now, it is not difficult
the key, but you write out ten
ls. and see what a mess the first
reading it. We took Mr. Gibbes'
n't read it," and risked our lives
in case we were caught.
hundreds of women and children
1ts, that they had snatehed from
g of the waters of the river.
it, twenty or thirty feet above the
wood, trees, logs and every con
fearful speed. 'A boat twelve or
ad the day before, the front head
was wrenched from some tree to
chain. In this frail craft we de
>erhaps, the destinies of Hardee's
a and many of the ladies camped
1s reekless undertaking, saying a
before trying to cross in the boat.
Toss. I was an expert boatman,
r, as well as an expert swimmer.
was the "little lady's prayer.''
er garments, securing our pistols
end of the craft, thus throwing
er. We made our way cautiously
;. and came out a half mile below
peating, "I hope the little lady's
d sweep around a great raft that
c into the muzzles of a half dozen
;urrender." Seeing at a glance
we took the situation good hu
>ut protest. Then we were marc!h
adquarters of Col. Roberts, con
-n cavalry. These had been sent
irn, if possible, s'mething of the
and had been in camp for two
old bridge, awaiting some news
-ew .notlhing of tihe western army
tions and our 'anewers were all
other. We.had nothing to show
d ourselves to be. only our word.
to our story, rat her thinking we
t to take me to an old citizen, a
lso myself by reputation, 'and we
roberts agreed. . We were escort
, Who declared I was what I rep
ad old gentleman went out of his
that he would stake his life on
National Prison association. Expert
special agent of the ninth and t.entb
ensus on charitable and penal insti
tutions. First assistant director of
last census. For 24 years secretary
State board of charities for Illinois
during which time he had charge of
the inspecting of tihe six insane 'asy
lums, institution for feeble minded,
deaf and blind and the infirmary for
eye and ear' diseases, ethree soldiers'
homes and the State reformatory
sebool, and the county jails and alms
houses. Special lecturer at Harvard,I
Princeton, Johns Hopkins, University
'of Wisconsin, University of Indiana,
Lowell institute of Boston. Member
Societe Gerierale des Prisons
(France), Royal Statistical society'
of London, Washington Academy
sciences, National Geographical socie
ty, Loyal Legion and other similar or
ganizations. Author of several works
on care of insane, paupers and erimi
nls and of numerous pamphlets on
these and kindred subjects. Member1
committee of 50 for study of liquor
problem in its legislative aspects.''
It is not known wh:at latitude the
investigation will take. Senator
Christensen said yesterday tha.t, per-,
sonally, he has abhorrence for any al-!
legations wihich might be unfounded,
and he wishes to see the inquiry take
the high plane of an examination of
conditions and results. He .thinks:
from the easual observations made
that stremendous reforms are needed,
and in this he is sustained by the
other members of the commission.
How -best to arrive at results is the
problem without inciting sensation
alism now presents itself as the great
question in this investigation.
Ain't they dainty, ain't they sweet?
When we see them on the street
That is, if von 're mildly fleet
Boat "Ice cream time'
'Tis so hard. when they're so fair
Su.h bh,-;eyes and fluffy hair
~ AND YO(
* YOU WIL I
To be consigned to blank despair
Wibhout a dime.
>o ee another feller rush
p to the rack, and aet so flush
Yu'd like to take him and-but hush
He's got the stuff.
To set them up and see them smile
Ad with their bonnie looks beguile
Ad all your finer feeling rile
Suare 'tat's enough.
To plunge you in a sea of blues
To make you hack your Sunday shoes
hat is, if "Uncle"' don't refuse
To .come across
5i gou can brace up 'with the best
Ad some few love-lit glances test
And have the chance to rob your vest
Of worldly dross.,
et tailors bills abide their time
onsign them to some other clime
Lst' not to reason, nor to r'hyme
Just let it fly.
Don't stop to think what you spend,
Of living, there is but an end;
Just let your heart toward beauty
Until you die.
Yes, love the girls, the bonnie girls
As long as earth round sunlight whirls
And make no kick, do each one twirls,
You round her thumb.
Just let them see how poor would be
he earth, without their radiant glee
Now void of joy for you and me
The sugar plums.
Sucessful theatrical managers
should .thank their stars.
NNUAL MEETING STOCKHOLD
The annual meeting of the stock
h~lders of The Newberry Cotton
Mills will be held in the rooms of
he Chamber of Commerce at New
brry, S. C., Wednesday, May 5th,
1909, at 'eleven o'clock.
Geo. S. Mower, Sec.
416-09 3t 1taw.
CHOLARSHIP and ENTRANCE
The examination for the awa.rd of
cant Scholarships in Winthrop
llge and for the aadssion of new
tudents will be 'held at tihe County
ourt House, on Friday, July 2, at
9a. m. Applicants must not be
les tla, 13 yes of age. When~
to Eat Ii
IND IT A T
The NEW SUN No.2.
This Writing Machine
is Good Enoughfor
6. 1L ROBINSON, Agent,
(OTIOE OF OPEINIG O2 BOO
Ntice is hereby given that I
peu the books of registration of
rown of Newvberry April 27, 1909,
he office of the Clerk and Treas
f te said Town, and that theay
emain open for a. period of 'ten (10
ays for the registration of the names
f qualified electors of the said townl
ror the special eleetion order'd to be
Eied on the 18th day of May, 1909,
n the question of issuing bonds for
'he purpose of extending the sewer
ge and waterworks of the Town of
Olin L. Buzhardt,
Supervisor of Registration for the
'on of Newberry.
April 26, 1909.
scholarships are vacant after JulyA
hey wvill be awarded to -those mak
Lng the highest average at this exam
~nation, provided they meet the con
itions goverring the award. App '
eants for Scholarships should svn
Lo President Johnson before the e
amination for Scholarship examin
Scholarships are worth $100 a
rree tuition. The next session
pel September 15, 1909. For f
rer information an.d eataloguetx
rs rs. D. B. Johnsonl, Rock