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A Dastardly Attempt Upol
of the Souther
By Col. D.
Friday last was the birthday of our
late president of the Confederacy, and
that reminds me, of a circumstance
happening 46 years ago, this month.
How many do you think, are now liv
ing who will recall the incident, as I
now relate it? Very, very few. On -a
lovely morning in June, just before
the ruddy coursers, the harbingers of
the coming day, had shot their rays
athwart the Eastern skies, a band of
horsemen sat, booted and spurred
upon their prancing steeds. Silent
and grim visaged, as upon some mis-'
sion of danger and death, these riders
peered through the swaying boughs
of the trees, that lined the northern
banks of the Rappahannock. Their
mission was nothing less than the
death of President Davis. However,
these horsemen were not a band of
common outlaws or bandits who com
mit crime for gain,,; but the greater
number of them, were of the best
blood and lineage of the land, from
whence they came. These men call
ed themselves patriots, while their
countrymen styled them martyrs. In
reality they were a body of fanatics,
who were willing to give their lives
to bolster up the failing fortunes of-a
government to which they -aad sworn
After the many disastrous defects
met with, by the Union army, espe
cially those of Fredericksburg, Chan
cellorsville, and other compaigns
against Lee, Lincoln called his cabi
net together to devise some means
by which to check the ever victorious
armies of the South. Many measures
were advanced, only to meet object
ioas, from others in the council.
Stanton, Lincoln's secretary of war,
knowing the unconquering and up1
elding spirit of the South, and their
d confidence in the one whom
had chosen as their 'chief execu
proposed the slaying of Presi
Davis, by foul means, as he con
ed him-the life of the Confed
t Lincoln would have none of
and said to Stanton 'and -his
in his homely way, "No, boys;
South is a part of our people. We
ew down the guage of battle, and
epicked it up. Now we must fight
em fair, there must be no assassi
nain." But Stanton was a man of
low morals and villianous instincts,
and not being so scrupulous as his
chief, would not so easily be put off
by Lincoln's false sentiments, as he
~led them. So calling a meeting of
some of his army officers, congenial
spirits in dastardy, and explained to
there the dire necessity of putting
Dj:Jout of their path, "for," said he,
S ong as Jeff Davis lives the Union
yh.a jeopardy and our men are daily
ng bloody graves by the thous
nds. Should he be taken off the
violent opposition of the South would
cease, peace again reign in a united
country. Now who will be his slay
)er?" "I," spoke up a; -young man, a
physicial giant, comanJdg in ap
pearance, graceful, as brave looking
and dignified as a knight of old. This
was Col. Dahlgreen, son of the late
amra of the United States navy of
that name. And this was the p)lot
hatched, the most wicked and damn
able that ever disgraced a civilized
nation. Dahlgreen's father, was the
inventor of the Siege gun, that bore
his name, and at the bombardment of
Fort Sumter, lined the batteries along
the island's front, and from on~e of
which was fired the historic shot
across bows of the "Star of the West."
I say this much to show that the
leader of this band of ill guided fana
tics was well born, and an officer of
The plan arranged by these des
pe.rados was that while both armies
were resting from their late trials of
-strength on either side of the Rapgga
hannock, a troop of determined
horsemen were to dash through the
Confederate lines, push aside all ob
stacles, make their way to Richmond
(then unguarded by any regular
force) slay the president and as many
of his cabinet and Southern leaders
as they could find, liberate the 10,
000 or more prisoners, then confined
in Libby prison and Bell Isle in the
James, arm them, then cut their way
through to the mountains. Col.
Dahlgreen selected his men, with
rare discernment, choosing men who
were 'not only willing to risk their
lives in the perilous adventure, but
to willingly sacrifice their lives for
the good of the cause. They were to
be reckless, dare-devils like himself.
Stanton was to furnish them all the
eesar outfit, in improved arms,
LIFE IN JEOPARDY
i the Life of the President
the fleetest horses that could be found
in Ohio and the blue grass regions
of Kentucky. This was to be a tesi
of speed and endurance, as against
force and numbers. This morning ir
June Dahlgreen, with his horsemen
three hundred in number, was ready
on the north bank of the river. TherE
"Ironsides" did not pray nor sing
psalms before marching, but each
bound himself, to the other with at
oath, that they would follow thei:
leader to the very gates of death, and
to know no such word as surrender.
Dahlgreen sat his horse like a cen
taur, and as he looked along the lines
of his daring troops, a smile wreath
ed his manly face, desperation and
strength showing in his every linea
ment. The signal is given, and they
are off. Plunging through the blue
waters of the Rappahannock, they
were on the unsuspecting guard on
the Southern side, before they knew
or realized a foe was near. They cut
their way through, without much de
lay or difficulty, and like a thunder
bolt, took the road for the capitol.
They passed large bodies of cavalry
men, lying lazily in carp, on either
side of the great thoroughfare, none
imagining the meaning of this body
of seeming phantom horsemen, riding
like .the wind through their midst,
then soon miles away, troop after
troop of cavalry was dispatched in
haste, in pursuit. On they fled, the
pursued and pursuers, speed against
numbers, now skimming by a skirt
of wood, then an open field, none
looking to the rear, each keeping dead
ahead. But speed in this contest pre
vailed. Army messages were then
carried by signal flags, stationed on
hilltops, and now orders were flashed
by these waving flags to old Gen Win
der, the commander of the post at
Richmond, and the surrounding coun
try, to make ready to meet, with what
force he could collect, these mad rid
ers. As I have said, there were ne
reguar troops in Richmond. but Geni
Winder ordered out the old men, the
boys, and soldiers from the hospital
to man the works on the north side
of the city. With such crude weapons
as they could find in the armories, the
old men, and boys, with such soldiers
as were well-enough to do emergericy
duty, swarmed to the inner works,
and manned them. Some few went
to the outer trenches to delay the
enemy long enough, till a rude barri
cade could be thrown across the
street, an opening in the breastworks
being left for travel. The citizen sol
diery were armed, some with smooth
bored muskets, others with rusty pis
tols, but they were as determined as
their coming enemy. Soon beyond the
outer fortification, a cloud of dust
told of the coming of the flying whirl
wind. The Federals cut their way
over the outer works without much
opposition. The citizens and crippled
soldiers had barely time to throw
across the road-way, a flimsy barri
cade, when the enemy was upon them.
Here took place a hand to hand con
test, the equal in ferocity, was sel
dom equalled throughout the war. In
stead of the old men and boys being
panic stricken by this apparition of
wild horsemen, they stood as firm as
the wall around them. Dahlgreen and
his men rushed their horses madly
against the barricade, to* be repulsed
with great slaughter. Again and again
did they come, till Dahlgreen fell,
pierced through the heart and body
with several bullets. His second in
command, Capt. Carter, tried to'mrake
a breach in the works to the left loi
the road while Capt. Nelson tried tc
force his way to the right. Both were
killed, Captain Carter and his horse
falling over the breastworks among
the Confederates. Being' now withoul
leaders, and the most of the men hay.'
ing fallen, the remaining few~ took thE
only avenue of hope left them. Turn
ing to the left they made for the pen
insular, then under the protection 0:
the Federal gunboats. But Gen. Ros
ser, who was guarding the lower ap
proaches having been apprized of thE
desperate straight of the city, rushed
to the rescue of the men and boys
that were there unknown to them
selves, fighting for the life of thE
president. Rosser met the remnani
of these murdering marauders, and
all was soon over, only about fifteen
out of the three hundred that started
were taken alive.
On Col. Dahigreen's body was found
his orders from Secretary of War
Stanton with full instruction for thE
deeds he \vas to commit. maps of the
city, the road he was to take after thE
death of President Davis, and the lib
erating of the prisoners. When this
foul attempt met the scorn of all
countries Stanton denied being acces
sory to the deed, but the facts were
TOOK NO CHA -CES.
Sheriff of South Carolina Came Arm
ed With Requisition This Time
to Make Sure of Him.
Asheville Citizen, June 4.
Sheriff M. M. Buford, of Newberry
county, South Carolina, arrived in
the city yesterday morning to take
in custody George Brown, a negro
wanted in that county on a charge of
grand larceny of cotton, committed
eleven years ago. Recalling an ex
perience in Asheville two years ago
when he was three times prevented
from taking a prisoner away from,
this city, Sheriff Buford traveled by
way of Raleigh where he had Gov
ernor Ansel's requisition honored by:
Governor Kitchin. The South Caro
lina officer will leave this morning
.for Newberry with the negro as the
latter willingly consented to return
,for trial. In fact he has been ready
to go ever since he was arrested in
"I will not take any chances," said
the sheriff, "for the fact that a pris
oner states that he is willing to go
often means that he will refuse when
the officer arrives to takes him out!
of the State. I had an experience in
Asheville which I do not care to re
peat and for that reason Governor
Ansel sent me to Raleigh to get my
papers honored by the governor of
About two years ago, Mattie Wil
liams, a negro z:anted in Newberry
county, was arrested in Asheville and
held for the South Carolina officers.
The woman at first expressed her
I willingness to return to South Caro
lina, but when the shdriff arrived, she
changed her mind. Sheriff Buford
had to wait in Asheville until his pa
pers came from Raleigh and when
they arrived the local o-.ficials turned
his prisoner over to him. In the
meantime, however, the woman hKd
retained Mr. Frank Carter as her at
torney, and through his efforts the
South Carolina officer was stayed in
his mission. The writ of habeas cor
pus sought before Judge Cook of the
superior court was refused and then
appeal was made to the United States
court where Judge Pritchard affirm
ed the lower court These proceed
ings kept the Newberry officer here
for some time and the case attracted
considerable attention both in this
State and South Carolina. The sher
iff of Newberry was represented by
Judge J. H. Merrimon and energetic
work on his part gained a victory for
the visiting officer.
The arrest was made by Officer
Davenport- of the Asheville police
force. Chief of Police Koon, of Cross
Hill, S. C., and Mr. George A. Booz
er, of Newberry, lent valuable assist
ance in the cotton thief's' detection.
Brown had a partner in his crime, a
negro nam.ed Wade Wilson who was'
caught and tried and has served a
term in the penitentiary. It is al
leged. that the negroes stole cotton
near Cross Hill and hauled It to New
berry, 18 miles away.
COLUXBIA VISITOE ARRESTED.
Autoists Regret Experience That Be
fell Kershaw -Citizen.
Columbia, June 3.-Columbia auto
ists expressed great regret today over
the arrest of Mr. E. L. Bell, of Ker
shaw. Mr. Bell came over with a
party from his home to attend the hill
climb, held here. H-e was driving
along the street and saw that a lady*
autoist was having trouble cranking,
the car she was driving. Mr. Bell
got out of his car and offered his ser-'
vices. As he was cranking the car a'
policeman noticed a pistol sticking
out of Mr. Bell's pocket. Mr. Bell
was placed under arrest. He was'
not permitted to arrange for placing
his car or those with him anywhere,
nor was he allowed to ride down to
the station house in his car, it is,
stated. At police headquarters he put
up a $?.0 cash bond.
With the bond, the incident was
ended so far as Mr. Bell was con
cerned. Many people traveling
throug 'the country must carry guns,
it is argued.
WILL RUN FOR GOVERNOR.
John T. Duncan Announces He Will
.be in Race.
Columbia, June 3.-The Record
this afternoon prints the following:
"Mr. John T. Duncan, a member of
the Columbia bar until disbarred by1
the supreme court for improper prac
tice, former candidate for United'
States senator against Ex-Governor'
John Gary Evans, and more recently
in the pumlic eye as editor and pub
lisher of the Columbia Weekly Re-'
porter, is out for governor.
"In answer to a question Friday he
said he had definitely decided to en
ter the race and would file his pledge'
with Chairman. Jones in the next few
Now is the time to subscribe to The
Herald and News, $1.50 per year.
News of Excelsior.
Excelsior, June 6.-Our farmei
are about through harvesting and tt
yield has' been better than was el
The chaingang has done some goc
work on the public road leading froi
Jolly Street out to Excelsior., Ju
have patience with the supervisc
and he will get around and touch u
all the roads just as soon as he can.
The weather has been fine and ou
farmers are well nigh up with wor
for the time of year.
Some of our people are attendin
commencement in Newberry thi
Mr. Aumerle orick, of Irmo, ha
been spending a few days at home.
Miss Ollie Counts is home from CC
lumbia college to spend her vacatioi
Miss Jennie Lee Kinard, of Litt]
Mountain, is visiting in this sectioi
Mr. J. D. Lorick spent a few day
with sick relatives in Columbia la.
Mrs. A. A. Singley visited h(
brother, Dr. E. H. Kibler and famil:
of Newberry, last week.
Miss Annie Singley spent last wee
with friends in Utopia section.
The trustees of Excelsior scho<
have secured the services of Pr
Fairance Boland as principal of sai
school for another year. Prof. Bolan
is a graduate of Newberry colleg
and is an experienced teacher.
We had a pretty hard rain Sunda
afte'noon-enough to make the /,rop
grow and the grass, too.
Some .few of our people attende
Rev. Mr.. Anderson's services on Sui
day and report a large crowd and
good meeting. Sigma.
SUCCEEDS LATE A .M. LEE.
Dr. Cratwford, of Rock Hill, Appoini
ed on Winthrop Board.
Rock Hill, June 3.-Dr. T. 2
Crawford, of this city, who was foi
merly a member of the Winthro
board of trustees, has been tendere
the appointment, by Governor Ans(
to the unexpired term on the board c
the late Hon. A. M. Lee, of Charlec
Dr. Crawford will accept and i
doing so will tender his resignatio
as a member of the board of trustee
of the Boys' Home at Florence.
NOW IS THE TIE TO SUBSCRIB
STO THE HERALD ANID NEWS.
Woodmen of the World.
Maple Camp, No. 437, W. 0. E
meets every first and third Wednet
day eveLing at 7.45 o'clock. VLid
ing brethren are cordially welcome.
D. D. Darby,
T. Burton, Clerk.
Newberry Camp, No. 542, W. 0. M
meets eviery second and fourth Wei
nesday night in Klettner's Hall,
B. B. Leitzsey, C. C.
J. J. Hitt, Clerk.
Amity Lodge, No. 87, A. F. K.
Amity Lodge,'No. $7, A. F'. ?M
meets every first Monday night at
. 'clock in Masonic Hall.
Visiting brethren cordially invite<
Harry W. Dominick,
J. W. Earhardt, W. ML.
Signet Chapter, No. 18, B. A. 31.
Signet Chapter, No. 18, R. A. M
meets every second Monday night
8 o'clock in Masonic Hall.
-Fred. H. Dominick,
Harry W. Dominick, E. H. P.
Golden Rule Encampment.
Golden Rule Eneaimpment, No. 2:
I. 0. 0. F., will meet at Klettner
Hall the 4th Monda!y night in eae
month at 8 o'clock.
W. 0. Wilson,
W. G. Peterson, Seribe.
Pulaski Lodge, No. 20, I. 0. 0. 11
will meet Friday night, June 1
in Klettner's' Hall, at 8 o'clock. Le
every member attend.
/ C. G. Blease,
W. G. Peterson, Noble Grand.
Bergell Tribe, No. 24, I. 0. R. K.
Meets on Thursday nights at
o'clock. Next regular meeting on set
ond of June, and every two week~
thereafter until September 15, afte
which time will meet every Thursda
night at Klettner's Hall.
0. Klettner, C. R.
Cateechee Council, No. 4, D. of I
1. 0. R. 31.
Meets on Tuesday nights at
o'clock at Klettner's Hall. Next res
ular meeting on 31st May and ever
::efriday and Sat
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These Specials for Frid
1- We have a full line of Fruit J
Always Busy. "T
two weeks thereafter until September 4
d 15, after which time will meet every
d Tuesday night. 0. Klettner, R. C.
Y Newberry Lodge, No. 75, I. of P.
s Meets every second and fourth j
Tuesday night at 8 o'clock, at Frater
d. nity Ha9L.
- Van Smith,
a C. A. Bowman, C. C.
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Notice of Sale of School Building.
SThe undersigned as trustees of the
Rutherford school will sell the pres
ent school building at public auction
to the highest bidder therefor for
cash on Saturday, July 2, 1910, at ,10
o'clock. 'The purpose in selling the
building is to erect a new and more
modern buildings and one suited to the
sneeds of the school.
Jos. L. Keitt,
J. D. Nance,
Jno. P. Wicker,
6-7-td. . Trustees.
'., If you are not satisfied after using
0, according to directions two-thirds of
at a bottle of Chamberlain's Stomach
and Liver Tablets, you can have your
money back. The tablets cleanse and
invigorate the stomach, improve the
digestion, regulate the bowels. Give
them a trial and get well. Sold by
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r To many, winter is a season of
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fingers, chapped hands and lips, chil
blains, cold sores, red and rough
skins, prove this. But such troubles
,fly before Bucklen's Arnica Salve. A
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ere's a Reason."
Lutheran Church of the Redeemer,.
tev. Edw. Falenwider, pastor
reaching every Sunday at 11 a. m.
unday school at 5 p. I. J. B. Hunter,
St Luke's Episcopal Church, J. F.
. Caldwell, lay reader-Lay reading
very Sunday at 11 a. m. Sunday
chool 'at 10 o'clock. J. F. J. Caldwell
Associate Reformed Presbyterian
;hurch (without a pastor). Pulpit sup.
>ied at stated times. Sunday school
Lt 9.45 a. m. E. C. Jones, superintend
Aveleigh Presbyterian Church, Rev.
r. E. James, pastor-Preaching every
sunday at 11-a. m. Sunday school a.
i p. m. Rev. J. E. James, cuperintend
Mayer Memo Lutheran Church,
1ev. J. D. Shealf pastor.-Preach
ng every-irst, second and thrird Sun
ia at 11 a. mn., and every first, third
md fourth Sunday at 8 p. mn. Sunday
school every Sunday morning at 10
'cock. 3. D. Kinard, suiperintendent.
Preaching at Mollohon every second
Sunday nighit at' 8 o'clock and every
tourth Sunday morning at 11.
First Baptist Church of Newberry,
Rev. G. A. Wright, pastor--Preaching
very Sunday at 1-1 a. m. Sunday
school at 5 p. mn. W. H. Hunt,. super
West End Baptist Church, Rev. T. T.
'odd, pastor-Preaching every first,
second and fourth Sunday night at 8
'clock and every second and third
sunday morning at 11 o'clock. Sun
lay school every Sunday at 10 a. mn.
3. Y. Jones, superintendent.
entral Methodist Church, Rev. M.
E. Banks, pastor-Preaching every
Sunday at 11 a. m. Sunday school at
5 n. m. Jas. F. Epting, superintend
O'Nea11 Street Methodist Church,..
Rev. W. C. Keliey, pastor-Preachng
very firs+, second and fourth Sunday
it 11 a. in., and every second, third and~
Eourth Sunday at 8 p. m. Sunday
school 9.45. W. C. Bouknight, super
Preaching at Mollohon every first
Sunday night at 8 o'clock and every
hird Sunday morning at 11. Sunday
school at 9.45. F. H. Jones, superin
Beth Bden astorate.
Service' at Colony on second and
fourth Sundays. at 11 -a. mn. Sunday
schol at 10 a. mn. T. J. Wicker, super
intendent. Beth Eden, first Sunday
11 a. mn., and third Sunday at 4 p. 4y
Sunday school on first Sunday 10 a.
n., third Sunday 3 p. mn. J. C. Craps,
superintendent. St. James on third.
Sunday at 10.30 a. in., and first Sun
day 4 p. m. Sunday school every
Sunday afternoon. Clinton Mayer,
'Jas. D. Kinard, pastor.
COLLEGE OF CH ARTETON.
126th Year Begins September 80.
Entrance examinations will be held
t the county court house on Friday,.
July 1, at 9 a. mn. All candidates for
admission, can compete in September
'or vacant Boyce scholarships, which
pay $100 a year. One free tuition
scholarship to each county of South
arolina. Board and furnished room
n dormitory, $12. Tuition $40. For