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The Bolivar Bulletin,
Hugh Williams, Editor.
FRIDAY, FEB. 20, 1903.
In a number of towns in
Tennessee, the saloon men,
seeing the hand-writing on
the wall, have taken out li
cense a year in advance. Af
ter the passage of the Adams
bill, the Comptroller asked
Attorney-General Cafe for
an opinion as to whether
said licenses would be oper
ative, where towns were re
incorporated under the Ad
ams bill. It is the opinion
of the Attorney-General that
the license will remain in
force until its expiration, re
gardless of the Adams bill.
The committees appointed
to visit and investigate the
Conditions of the institutions
maintained by the state, com
menced upon the discharge
of their duties Tuesday, go
ing first to Knoxville. It
has been the custom hereto
fore to give almost every
member of the Senate and
House a place upon some of
the various committees, and
the result was practically, a
junketing tour, the work de
volving upon one or two
members. The decrease in
the membership of the com
mittees is a step in the right
direction. They should not
consider this a pleasure trip,
far from it, it is one ot great
importance to the taxpayers
of the state who maintain
these institutions. It is their
duty to make thorougrh in-
vestigations and report- con
ditions as they find them.
Tennessee has had 28 Governors.
as follows: Sevier, Roane, Blount,
McMinn, Carroll, Houston, Hall,
Cannon, Polk, Aaron V. Brown,
Trousdale, Brownlow, Campbell,
Johnson, Jones, Neil S. Brown,
Harris, Hawkins, Bate, John C.
Brown, Tnrney, Porter, Senter,
Marks, MoMillin, Buchanan, Tay
lor and Frazier.
Tennessee now has seven living
ex-Governors Porter, Hawkins,
Bate, Taylor, Buchanan, Turney
yjt this number, nve nave repre
sented Tennessee in the United
States Senate Jones, Johnson,
Harris, Brownlow and Bate.
Polk and Johnson each served as
President of the United States.
Pecans Grafted on Hickory.
In Chester county, S. C, they are
grafting pecans on hickory sprouts.
Such sprouts grow at the rate of five
feet a year, while seedlings grow
very slowly. It is believed such
graftswill begin to grow in four
years, while seedling pecans would
consume twice that time in getting
Nor is this all. Seedling pecans
are subject to attacks of "borers,'
while it is assumed that hickory
stock would be proof against such
attacks. Tennessee is full of hicko
ry sprouts, and if these sprouts can
be turned into pecan trees a new
source of income will soon become
available. Two old pecan trees in
Virginia are considered worth $1,
000 apiece, simply because they
each yield annually the income of
that sum. Charleston News and
To all guardians, executors and
administrators, who have heretofore
qualified as such in the County
Court of Hardeman County, Tenn.:
You are hereby notified to appear at
the office of the County Court
Clerk and renew your bonds, render
inventories and make settlements
with the Court as the law directs.
This applies to those who are de
linquent in these matters, and is a
matter the grand jury at the Janua
ry term took up and recommended
for consideration, and which the
Court ordered to receive prompt at
tention. Acting nnder instructions
from the Court and the law, a list
of those who have not complied
with the law will be furnished the
Attorney General at the May term
of Circuit Court. This Feb. 12th,
1903. T. D. Pbkwitt, Clk.
Beautiful Wall Paper just
received at Hudson's.
THE JAWS OF DEATH.
How L. H. Russ Saved the Life
Robert Galloway When Gen.
Forrest Had Ordered
Him to be Shot at
The following article, written by
C. II. Smart, was published in the
Nashville American of Sunday,
February 15th, with photographs of
Mr. Galloway and his friend who
saved bis life. It will prove inter
esting reading to the Bullxxix's
subscribers, many of whom remem
ber the circumstances of the affair,
so graphically told below. Robert
Galloway resides in the 10th civil
district of Hardemau County, is a
man of stainless honor, and has the
respect and esteem of all who know
him. He is one of our bestciticens
and most prosperous farmers. Ed.
There came to light at the recent
meeting of the Grand Chapter of
Tennessee, Royal Arch Masons, one.
of those many stories of the eivil
war that go to make np the history
of our country, one that hat just
that tinge of romance about it to
make it still more interesting. As
told by two of the participants it is
In December, 1862, William Gal
loway, who was a farmer at 8auls
bury,Tenn., had an altercation with
one Maj. Street who at that time
belonged to an independent gang of
bushwhackers operating in West
Tennessee and Northern Mississippi
under the guise of Confederates,but
principally seeking to serve their
selfish ends. This wordy war was
about the sale of some cotton, and
Street killed Galloway without pro
vocation. Street left the neighbor
hood, and some time afterwards his
company became a part of Gen. N.
B. Forrest's command.
Galloway had a son named Robert
who swore that he would avenge his
father's death foul murder, he
called it sending word far and wide
that he would kill Street on sight.
He was not quite 17 years of age,
but enlisted in Capt. Higgs Inde
pendent Scouts, and bided his time.
It was over a year before he ran
across the- man he had sworn to kill.
Ou May 2, 1864, just after Forrest
command, numbering about 200 all
told, had had a brush with over
1,000 Federal troops near Bolivar,
Tenn., Higgs Scouts camped with
Forrest's troops at Bolivar, and there
Robert Galloway met Maj. Street.
True to his word, he avenged his
father's death, sending the slayer of
his parent to answer at the bar of
Shooting a Major of his command
was to Forrest an nnpardouable
crime, and young Galloway was
placed in charge of a guard of ten
men with the cheering information
tht as sure as the sun rose in the
morning he would be shot, and ad
monished him to make his peace with
his God. . The guards were instruct
ed to "bind him fast and have him
forthcoming when called for, or
their lives should answer for his es
cape." Forrest also ordered that he
should be tied with a rope and two
men at a time should stand guard
over him, one of whom should "hold
on to the rope." Accordingly, his
hands were tied, a -long rope was
placed around his neck, which one
of the guards held in his hand.
The first two to have charge of
him were John W. Hey, now a
prominent real estate agent in Wash
mgton, D. C, and L. H. Russ, now
City Secretary and Treasurer of
Shelbyville, Tenn. Russ at that
time was only about 16 years old,
not much bigger than a piece of
chalk he isn't much larger now
and for that reason was called the
Baby of Forrest's Escort." From
the first his sympathies were enlist
ed on the side of the prisoner. Get
ting into conversation with Gallo
way, he got the entire story of the
killing, talked it over with the other
viiarf13 anil wnn nvnr th. mnat. nf
them to the idea of letting him get
away, ituss staia awaice ine wnoie
uight, ami every two hours, when
the relief was changed, he asked, "is
be 'still there?" hoping that each
succeeding relief would give him a
chance to "skip."
I'hings ran along until Key and
Russ went on duty just before day.
They had been guarding the prison
er in the corner of a rail fence, and
the two men began talking in A -way
to give Galloway to understand that
he had better untie himself and seek
taller timber. "That fellow is a
fool to stay here and be shot," said
Russ. "If he tries to get away I
shall shoot at him bat I won't hit I
him" replied Key. "If I was in bis j
place, I'd make a break for oar horses;
over there, take one and ride like
the devil," said Russ, "and I would
not care if he got mine." Key was
"holding the rope," Russ laid down
across it, between Key and the
prisoner, and Galloway worked
around, got hit knife out of his
pocket, cut his bonds and stole
away quietly to the horsea. He
said be saw one old white fellow
standing np on three legs, and he
knew that he would make no fuss
when a stranger came near him, so
he jumped the fence where he was
tied and "took a sneak," but pre
ferred to leave on foot rather than
give them any chance to track him,
as they would be able to do had he
taken a horse, as "reveille" was
sounded just aa he disappeared in
Waiting a sufficient time-to give
Galloway a chance to make good
his escape, the two guards began
shooting their revolvers, and run
ning in an opposite direction from
that taken by the prisoner. "Boots
and saddles" was at once sounded,
the escort formed in line, and in two
minutes Forrest put in an appear
ance, supposing the Federals were
about to attack them.
On learning that the prisoner had
escaped, and none of the guard
being able to tell how it had hap
pened, the dashing cavalry 'leader
began cursing the guard, damning
them individually, collectively, in
detail and by sections; damned his
whole escort, from the highest of
ficer in it to the nigger cook not
one escaped his wrath and after
cursing all of the State of Tennes
see in general and the town of Bol
ivar in particular he ordered the
guard nnder arrest, with the state
ment that he was about to march to
Tupelo, Miss., and on arrival there
he "intended to shoot every damned
one of the ten guards." They were
ordered to fall in the rear of the es
cort, and the march began.
On the way to Tupelo, the guards
were all disheartened at the prospect
of being shot except the "Baby,"
who kept saying "Don't worry boys,
Forrest won't shoot ten of his es
cort good men are too scarce to
Will Inm V. n . -ran "
kill CIU bUOb OT 9 J .
Arriving at Tupelo Forrest put
the guard in a little old nigger
shanty in which a number of goats
had been housed for a year, again
telling them he would "shoot the
whole ten at sunrise." They were
kept there for a week or more, when
Russ one day climbed np the old
fashioned chimney while some of
his companioa engaged the attention
of the guard, climbed down the roof
made his way to his company quar
ters, and got Capt. Jackson and
Maj. Strong to intercede with For
rest for their release.
Russ made his way back to the
goat pen the same way he got out,
and Forrest, who had somewhat
cooled down by this time released
all except Sergt. Sims, who was
Sergeant of the guard, declaring be
would court-martial and shoot him.
Sims stayed in the goat pen for a
week longer, when he was tried by
court-martial, and there being no
evidence to convict, he went free.
Sims never knew till long after the
war who turned the prisoner loose.
Thirty-nine long years have pass
ed since these events occurred.
"BabyRuss" has had the destructive
hand of Father Time laid upon him,
and his dark looks have been turned
to silvery whiteness in spots. He
is at present City Secretary and
Treasurer of Shelbyville, Tenn.,
and retains that jovial disposition
he possessed when he was the "Baby
of Forrest's Escort." Galloway re
turned to Saulsbary, Hardeman
County, after the war, and settled
within half a mile of where he was
born. There he has prospered as a
farmer and has grown to a tall strong
man, of ragged frame, but erect as
a grenadier, standing 6 feet 2 inches
in his stockings, and shows no par
ticular aigna of age, except such as
any hard-working farmer would ex
hibit after so many years of active
farm life. He knew Russ was in
Tennessee, but had never seen him,
although eaoh had one letter from
Visiting the Masonic Library
during the meeting of the grand
bodies, Galloway on looking over
the register saw Russ name. He
immediately went np to the lodge-
room, walked in, closely scrutinized
every faoe, and at last saw the feat-
are of the boy who, thirty-nine j
years before, snatched him from the
jaws of death and gave him life and
freedom. Going oat into the ante
room, he had the Grand Sentinel call
Rosa oat of the chapter room, and '
when he cam Galloway found that
he had faithfully remembered the
features of the "Baby of Forrest's'
Escort." . . J
Then, of course, the incidents of
that fearful night were recounted by '
t Vl P tvrrt nlil anlrliora snrl oanVi nana'
- -- -
the other a history of what happen
ed after Galloway's escape. The
writer, through a friend met the two
t and had the story told for hiB edifi
cation. It is here given to the pub
, lie. It is no : fairy tale, but an
actual incident of the war. When
i ... . . . i
ti-alloway was asked how he 'could 1
remember the face of Russ bo well,
he remarked that the features of his
preserver were burned into his very
soul, and that he could never forget
him. He added: "As long as I live
that' boy shall never want for any
thing, and I have told my wife that,
if I die before she does, she must
share her last crust with him if he
needs it, and you can safely bet that
she will cheerfully do so." -
Both are Masons, and this serves
to cement the bond of friendship
between them. Galloway belongs to
Berlin Lodge No 170, at Saulsbury;
and Cal Street, a brother of the man
Galloway killed, petitioned the
lodge, was elected and received the
degrees. Street afterwards took the
chapter degrees in Saulsbury Chap
ter No. 153, and later Galloway pe
titioned for the degrees and was
elected. They are firm friends, but
the killing has never been mentioned
between them, and probably never
Shortly after Galloway had return
ed to Saulsbury, after the war, some
of Maj. Street's friends went quietly
to work to have him tried by civil
authority for the killing of Street.
Of course, county officers, and it
coming to the ears of the Sheriff, he
put an eternal quietus to it, saying:
"Boys, Bob Galloway has more
friends in this county than Street
ever had, and if anything more is
done toward trying him for what he
did during the war, there will be a
heap more dead men lying around
loose in this neighborhood than you
ever saw and they will be those
who stir up this matter too."
Here ends the account of how
Robert Galloway was saved from
the grave by L. H. Russ, a boy, who
took long chances of being shot
himself t save a total stranger.
The two are fast friends, and will
be while life lasts. Their friendship
for one another is "wonderful, pas
sing the love of women." May
they live to enjoy many more happy
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