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ONE InOR EBATTLE
fThat Was What General Lee
Wanted Before Yielding.
H1S TALK WITH LONGSTREET.
Major Ranson's Interesting Account of
the Scene In the Confederate Corn
mander's Ctecrless Tent the Night
Before the Surrender.
An interesting account of the dra
matic scene at General Lee's headquar
frs the night before the surrender,
when the Confederate commander was
stl determined to strike one more
blow for the cause for which he was
fighting, is given by Major A. R. H.
Ranson in Harper's Magazine. Major
"When I arrived at headquarters
General Lee was in a tent, sitting with
*General Longstreet on some bundles
of ryl straw, the ground being wet
from the rain, at the upper side of the
tent, with one candle for a light. I
made my report, and the general told
me to wait, as he wished to see me.
He asked me if I had had anything to
eat, and I told him no. He said he
;was sorry he had nothing to offer me.
ae gave me a bundle of straw and
told me to sit near the door.
"It had been raining all afternoon,
and I was quite wet. I was also very
tired, so I put my foot through the
bridle rein of my mare standing out
side and, lying down on the bundle of
straw, was soon asleep.
"I was awakened by voices and,
looking up, saw the colonel I had left
in charge of the troops at the bridge
standing in the tent. He reported that
the rations had not arrived, and the
starving and discouraged troops had
all deserted in the darkness, leaving
their arms in the trenches.
"General Lee heard him to the end
of his account, and then with a wave
of his hand dismissed. him. Turning
to Ganeral Longstreet, he said:., 'This
is very bad. Thatman Is whipped. It
is the first time I have seen one of
my officers who had been whipped. It
Is very bad.'
'he conversation between the gen
erals was then resumed in low tones,
and I -again fellasleep. I must have
slept for some length of time when I
.was awakened by General Lee's voice,
speaking in loud tones, louder than I
bad ever heard from him. He was
saying, 'General Longstreet, I will
strike that man a blow in the morn
ing' General Lee sometimes spoke
of General Grant as 'that man' and
of the Federal army as 'those people.'
"General Longstreet replied in low
tones, giving the strength and condi
tion of his command and the strength
and position of the enemy, and con
cluded by saying, 'But you have only
to give me the order and the attack
will be made in the morning? Again
the conversation was resumed in low
tones, and I fell asleep.
"I must have slept for an hour at
least when again I was awakened by
the loud, almost fierce, tones of Gen
eral Lee, saying, 'I tell you, General
-Iongstreet, I will strike that man a
blow in the morning.' General Long
street again recounted the difficulties,
ending as before, 'General, you know
you have only to give the order and
the attack will be made,. but I must
tell -you I think it ;will be a useless
Mvaste of brave lives."
"Thinking I had been present long
enough at such an interview, I cough
ed and got up from the straw and,
drawing back the flaps of the tent,
looked out into the darkness. General
Lee said: 'Captain Ranson, I beg your
pardon. I had forgotten you. Go now
and get something to eat and some
- est. I wilil see you in the morning.'
"I found my poor mare lying flat on
her side In the rain and fast asleep.
It was past midnight and very dark,
but I reached our camp, though nei
ther I nor my mare got anything to
eat that night..
"The morning came, and I listened
for the sound of our attack, but all
was still There was no attack. Our
ag~htng days were over."
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One That Swallowed Whole a- Shark
Frank T. Bullen, the noted 'writer of
sea tales, in one of his lectures said
that in New Zealand he once saw a
.whale opened and there were found
in its stomach a number of fish which
must simply have swum down its
throat, and among them was a shark
fifteen feet long and nine feet round.
The huge Grenand whale was de
scribed. Mr. Bullen asked his au
dience to imagine a monster of 250
tons and told how such a one was
taken on a voyage in which he took
ar, enough whalebone being taken
out offits head to pay a good dividend
on the vo e.For six months in the
-year this parf kind of whale.
which was the most l~pess of all,
led a life of alarums and i~ujions,
for he was always being chased.
A third kind of whale, the hump-'
backed whale, was shown in a picture
jumping from the water, and Mr. Bul
len explained that this was no indi
cation of joy In life. They were, in
fact, if not driven out of their minds,
certanly driven out of the water by
parasites adhering to their bodies.
f2his particular whale was greatly de
Voted to its young, and if a man hap
Pened to kill a calf he needed all his
Ingenuity to escape from the mother.
On one occasion fifty-two boats went
after whales in the bay of California
and by accident a calf was killed. In
one hour the parent destroyed fifty of
the fifty-two boats, killing a number
of men, and then sailed out to sea
without a scratch.
Averts Awful Tragedy.
Timely advice given Mrs. C. WVillough
by, of Marengo. Wis-, (R. No. 1) pre
vented a dreadful tragedy and saved
two lives. Doctors had said her fright
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and could do little to help her. After
many remedies failed, her aunt ursrea
her ~to take Dr. King's New Discovery.
"I have been using it for some time,"
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Legends of Shadowy Craft of the Now
The coast of New England has nu- 4
merous legends concerning specter
ships firmly believed by the ragged
Ishermen, who assert stoutly that on
various occasions glimpses of the 4
shadowy craft have been seen, fol
lowed in~ariably by fatal disaster.
The spectei of the Palentine is occa
sionally seen on Long Is*.nd sound 4
and is the forerunner of a gale of
xind. She was a Dutch trading ves
sel and was wrecked off Block island
in 1752. The wreckers, it is said, made 4
short work of her, stripping her fore
and aft and setting fire to the hull.
As the drifted blazing of the coast a4
human form was visible amid the 4
fames, the form of a female passen- A
ger, left to perish on the doomed
craft. Since and generally upon the
anniversary of the wreck a phantom 4
ship with blazing hull, charred spars
and scorched sails and rigging has
been seen cruising of Block island. 4
Whittier recorded the legend in
graceful verse as well as that of a
ghostly cruiser that sailed from a
New England port of her last voyage, 4
which he termed "The Dead Ship of
Salem." In the seventeenth century a
ship was about to sail from Salem to
England. Her cao was on board, 4
sails bent, and passengers on deck,
when two passengers came hurriedly
off and engaged passage. The couple 4
were a young man and a young two- 4
man, who, so tradition records, were
remarkable for their bearing and beau
Who they were or whence they came
no one in Salem town could tell. The
ship being detained by adverse winds,
the mysterious couple excited the sus- 4
picions of the townspeople, who view
ed them as uncanny and prophesied
disaster to the vessel If alowed to sail
in her. But the master, a bluff and 4
stern sailor, refused to listen and final
ly departed on a F'riday.
The vessel never reached her desti
nation and was never spoken, but later 4
in the year incoming vessels reported
sighting a craft with luminous rigging
and sails and shining hull and spars.4
She was sailing with all canvas set 4
against the wind, with a crew of dead
men standing in the shrouds and lean
Ing over the rai, while upon the quar- 4
terdeck stood a young and beautiful
couple.-New York Herald.
The Work of Assemb~ing the Frames 4
and Putting on Covers.
In most umbrella factories the task
of turning out ribs and stems is left to
other factories making a specialty of 4
} those parts. These are sent to the
manufacturer, and the man whose
, work it is to- assemble the parts in
serts a bit of wire into the small holes I
at the end of the ribs, draws them to-4
gether about the main rod and adjusts
In cutting the cloth or silk seventyr 4
}ive thicknesses or thereabouts are ar- 4
ranged .upon a table at which sklled
operators work. In one department
there are girls who operate hemming 4
machines. A thousand yards of hem- 4
med goods is a day's work for one of
these .glrls. The machines doing this '
job attain a speed of some 3,000 rev- 4
olutions a minute. After the hemminga
has been done thedcoth orsilk is cut
into triangular pieces with a knife, as
before, but with a pattern laid upon
the cloth The -next operation is the
sewing of : the triangular pieces to
gether by machinery.
The covers and frames are now
ready to be brought together. In all
there are twenty-one places where the
Scover is to be attached to the frame.
The handle is next glued on. and the
umbrella Is ready for pressing and in
SBy far the greater number of um
brellas today are equipped with wood
en handles. A .large variety of mate-,
rials may, however, be used. Gold and '
Ssilver quite naturally enter into the
construction of the more expensive
grades of umbrellas.
A wooden handle may be quite ex
pensive, though, by reason-of the wood
Do Ghosts Haunt Swampsl
".No, never. It's foolish-to fear a fan
cied evil, when there are real and deadly
*perils to guard against in swamps and
Smarshes, bayous, and lowlands. These
are the malaria germs that cause ague.
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~eTraditions of Mother Shipton.
sOf all British prophets Mother Ship
eton Is beyond doubt the most cele- j
tbrated. She was, in fact, all that a
nprophet and witch should be, in
estrange contrast to the serious and
scientific nostradamus. The day she
ewas born the sky became dark and
gloomy and, according to her biogra
pher, "belcht out nothing for an hour
but fiames, thundering after a most
hideous manner." Her personal ap
rpearance, described by her admiring e
tbiographer in 1662, is searcely flatter
ing: "er phsiognmy wa so is- 4
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to express fully in words or for the i
most ingenious to line her in colors, 4
though many persons of eminent qual- 4
efications in that line have often at-4
etempted it, but without success."-4
Ups and Downs. +
aNot every statesman takes his dis
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.d'Epernon, who fell into disgrace with
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he met Rlichelieu ascending it, and on
the cardinal asking indifferently if4
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that, as you see, Iam going down and
you are going up!" Mr. Bloundlle
Bu ~rton tells the story in "The Fate of +
Henry of Navarre."
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,OUR SPRING. LETTER.
SUMMERTON, -S. C., March 1, 1911. t
A buggy ride through the country with the blooming peach
2d the apple blossoms on each. side, ,the common fence corneri"
ciar bush budding forth, indicates that spring is nearly nere
he tooting of a strange whistle and the rushing by of a train of
rs on the Northwestern, the road whicb does for us what none,.
iher can do, brings us home each night, tells us that the guano
itra is on, pressaging the early use of Fertilizer Distribtors.
he land is "flushed," only waiting to be worked.
In passing I would Hike to mention that we have anticipated
ie wants of our friends and are prepared to offer them their
aoice of the following Distributors: Cole, K. P. Gantt, Gem and
ex. We also have the following Planters: Cole Combination'
otton and Corn, with and without the guano attachment; the
ox (there is nothing better). and the Old Reliable Dowlow, he
ae that has planted more acres than all others combined Ou.
rices will bear comparison with the surrounding markets. Wei
re also in touch with the n6eds of our trade in the way of StraightV
hovels, Sweeps or Scrapes, in all sizes. We also have an e1egant
ne of Farm Bridles.
The number of high tenant houses being built shows the
roved condition of our country. 15c. cbtton is gradually bring.;
ig us into own. Brick chimneys and metal roofs seems to b
3e order of the day. . While on this subject, will put in a word;'
r the business. We are headquarters for this section for Lime
ement, Sash, and Mental Roofing (both galvanized and painted)
Ve usually have it when others are "just out." .'
'j he miles of Fencing and the fat barrows; with the ol. sow'
nd droves of suckling pigs in connection with the record 'ot
[annah Plowden. impresses one with the idea that the day of'th
restern smoke house and barn for our people is past. merely
pken of as "way back yonder," like the war or earthquake. Gui
hipment of Wire has arrived and the price is right. Try-,hit
2arkets and, come and see -as, you -will buy. No drayage to p
ar.unloaded in our warehouse.
Incidentally, would like to mention that we have lost fiveo4
ix sets of wire stretchers some where in our surroundingcouniiy
kny information in regard? to them will be apprediated.
Don't forget our Tin Smith. We are prepared to do-met,
vork at once and in an up to-date manner. We are gratefu
he business we have been getting and are showing our apprecxa-2
ion by keeping prices down to lowest point that -our business:
afely will permit.
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