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SE'N. JNO0. H. X 0R GAN AND H IS
PARTISANS OF THE BUELGRASS
(Continued from page two.)
and their strength. While here they
heard a passenger train coming, de
ployed his men on either side of the
track, and as the cars rolled in the
passengers faced the rifles of Mor
gan's men. They all surrendered but
a lusty fat damsel, the wife of a Major
Crabb, who, with her husband was
traveling to Nashville. Now the word
had gone ahead of Morgan that he on
ly lacked hoofs and horns to be his
Santanic mapesty, that he burned
everything In sight, murdering women
as well as men and slaughtered the
"innocent," so when the old lady dis
covered she was in the hands of Mor
gan, she became excessively distress
ed. She was shouting, "where is Gen.
Morgan," "do show me Morgan," and
as the general came up with a smile,
and bowing serenely asked, "What can
I do for you, madam"
"Oh, do, Gen. Morgan, don't kill my
husband, take him prisoner but don't
kill him, it was all my fault, we are
in your hands."
"Well, madam, I give you your hus
band as a prisoner, take him. You
can secure some conveyance to take
you home. The railroads are all de
When Morgan walked into the tele
graph office, he had told his own op
erator to ask him to call up Lexing
ton and ask if anything was heard of
Morgan. Morgan' only wanted his own
operator to learn the signals from that
Then Morgan asked him, "Have you
heard anything hereabouts of Mor
"No," answered the federal opera
tor, "and he would better not come
nosing around this office."
"Why," asked the general.
"Why, just because, I would shoot
his d--" but he got no further, for
Morgan with a savage snarl:
"Give me that pistol, I am Mor
gan," then with a groan he sank into
a chair moaning, "Oh my God, I am
After satisfying himself as to the
Federal camp, Morgan left, and by
traveling at a rapid gait all night he
r'eached Lebanon by midday. Then he
proceeded to cut rail roads right and
left, destroying all bridges leading to
Louisville and Cincinnati, thus to pre
vent reinforcements from these quar
ters. There was a force of the enemy
at Lebanon, but they made a feeble
:resistanca, a few shots from the "Bull
~pups" as the soldiers called their can
non 'brought them to terms.
'Here an abund1ance of army stores,
improved rifles, and ammunition was
captured. After paroling his prison
ers he called in all the citizens and
asked them to help themselves to ba
con, sugar, coffee and all kinds of
food stuffs, then he destroyed the re
mainder. He now began traveling
night and day, only stopping long
enough to feed and rest the horses,I
passing through the towns of Spring
fiedd, Horodsburg and others. He
was now in the heart of the blue
grass regions of Kentucky, the home
of the most of his men. Morgan him
self was given a fine reception and
"EJiack Bessy1' hisi famous charger
came in for her share of admiration.
A. writer of the time describes this cel
ebrated war steed as:
"Black Bess was the most beauti
ful and the finest specimen of horse
flesh I ever saw. Scant fifteen hands
high, her strong back, broad tilted
_loins, and muscular thighs, enabled
her to carry Morgan as if he was a
feather. Her coat was as black as jet
a;nd as glossy as atin. Her hiead was
as dainty and as finety modeled as a
a lady. Wide between the eyes,
beautifully tapering to the muzzle.
Her neck was straight and well pro
portioned, deep of girth, shoulders
sloping indicative of great strength.
Her legs were clean, with firm dry
muscles, tendons like steel wire, hoof
small, round and hard as flint."
Morgan was surrounded by greatly
superior forces for ever'y town of im
portance was garrisoned by greater
numbers than Morgan had in his whole
command. He had to keep different
parties out all the time, scouting and
making feints in different directions.
He was greatly encumbered by long
wagon trains, his artillery, numerous
loose horses and mules and he decid
ed not to attack Lexington his old
home, the headquarters of all the un
ion -sdldiers in that section of Ken
tucky. At a little station on the
Frankfort and Lexington rail road.
Morgan tapped the wires again, and
put Ellsworth, his own operator, to,
the key. He telegraphed Gen. Ward,
that "Morgan was going toward
Frankfori." This was to prevent
troops being rushed into the towns.
Morgan picked up despatches, flying
in every direction, keeping him well
posted. He was 500 miles from a
friendly camp and had to depend en-1
tirely upon his own resources for sup
plies and for assistance.
Howevo-, Morean hdld his course
-northward. carturing towns and pris
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that many more surrounding him. The
many different strongholds he had
threatened left the Federal to think
his force was very strong, and the
smaller bodies of the enemy were
rushing to Lexington for safety, that
city being strongly fortified.
At Georgetown Morgan deliberately
went into camp as if intending to stay
to the consternation of the entire
nor-th, the northern army especially.
Daily Morgan picked up despatches
asking, "Where is the freebooter Mor
gan, why don't you catch or distroy
Before leaving Georgetown, he sent
etachments on all the roads leading
o Lexington driving in all the pickets
eading the authorities to believe he
as going to attack the latter city,
hen with his main body of troops
ade a forced march to Cynchiana.
his place was occupied by 800 union
avaPry and a battery 'of artillery. As
son as Morgan came in sight he was
pened upon by the brass cannons of
he -enemy. This he charged and took,
hen forcing the whole command to
hrow down their guns and surrender.
he next morning at Paris the enemy,
,000 strong, under Gen. Smith, came
ut from Lexington to capture him,
ut when the pickets got in firing dis
ance they very prudently returned.
After Morgan returned to Knox
ille he made this report to his com
"Left Knoxville on the 4th of this
onth, with about nine hundred men,
nd returned on the 28th with nearly
,200 recruits), having been absent
ust twenty-four days, during that
ime I traveled over a thousand miles,
aptured seventeen towns, destroyed
a1l the government supplies and arms
in them, dispersed about 1,500 home
uards, paroled 1,200 regular troops,
l~aving no knowledge of the killed
nd wounded). My loss in killed,
ounded and missing about ninety."
(To be continued.)
CLLECTION OF TOWN TAES.
Notice is hereby given that the tax
ooks for the Town of Newberry, S.
C., will be opened from the 15th day
f October to the 30th day of Novem
ber, 1910, both inclusive. A penalty
f 10 per cent. will be added after No
J. R. Scurry,
0-14-t.f. C. T. C.
will answer emergency calls in con
ection with his office work. Special
ties, morphine and other drug bhabits.
ours 9 to 1 forenoon; 4 to 8 after
SALE OF REAL ESTATE.
For the purpose of diri>c andc set
lement between ourselves we will
sell the following described real
estate at Newberry Court House on
the first Monday of December next
December 5, 1910) during the legal
hours of sale, viz:
1. All that tract of lan I in Newberry
ounty, in No. 8 Township. in the
State of South Carolina, containing
ninety one and one-fifth acres, r&ore
r less. bounded by lands of F. M.
chumpert, Mrs. J. Cal Schumpert
and D. E. Schumpert, plat of same on
ll at office of Mower & Bynum, at
2. All that lot of land in the Town
f Newberry, in the County of New
berry, in the State of South Carolina,
ontaining one-half acre, more or
less, bounded on the north by Mayor
avene, northeast by Summer street;
-+'rN'd hy lot of H. W. Lominick,
ik of the many ways in which a
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it agency of the
inick, the same being the lot conveyed }
to us by Daniel Edward Schumpert.
3. All that lot of land situate in the
Town of Prosperity, in the County of
Newberry, in the State of South
Carolina, containing one acre, more
or less, bounded by lands of or for- i
merly of Dr. J. W. Harmon, J. C. Boyd,
G. G. DeWalt and Mrs. Robert Bruce,
the same being the land conveyed to
us by C. V. Langford and Jno. M.
Johnson by deed recorded at New
berry Court House in Book No. 4, page
Terms of Sale.
1. As to the ninety-one and one
fifth acres: One-half of the purchase
money in cash and the balance on a
credit of twelve months, with interest I
from day of sale at the rate of eight 1
'per cent per annum, payable annual
ly until paid in full, to be secured by1
the note or bond of the purchaser and
a mortgage of the premises sold.
2. As to the town lots: One-third of
the purchase money in cash, the bal-1
ance on a credit of one and two years,1
with inter~est from the day of sale at1
the rate of eight per cent, per annum,1
payable annually, until paid in full, to
be secured by the note or bond of the
purchaser and a mortgage of the1
The buildings to be insured and the1
policies assigned. The mortgages 1
shall contain the stipulation to pay 1
10 per cent. attorney's fees in case of.
cellection by attorney or by suit. Pur
chaser to pay for papers and record
Geo. D. Brown, Sr. I
L. C. Moseley.
Mower & Bynum,
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103. Four room house and lot on
Glenn Street, near Mollohon Mfg. Co.
106. Ten room house and lot cor-.
ner Glenn and Main Streets, with all
modern conveniences, one of the best 4
locations for a home in the city.
108. Cottage on Harrington str2et.
111. Four room house on Nance
113. 200 acres land about a mile
and a half from B3lairs. About 200
acres land five miles from Newberry
on the public road. Other valuable
farm land for sale.
Six room residence on Harrington
Street. This has eletric lights, water
works and is a splendid home.
Four room cottage on Nance street.
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Mill Stock, paying four per cent. every
six months? I have it.
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