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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN: FKIDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 2, 1894.
STOEY OF SHELL ANNIE. An Incident of Sherman's March to the Sea. to Nobody expected Gen. Sherman come into Atlanta from the south. Oh, no, in the natural course of events he must have certainly shoul dered his way right straig-ht on from the north, and accordingly the grim and grimy, frayed out fragments of Hood's confederate army wallowed in the stifling- trenches all along- the vast semi-circular line of outworks that faced the valley of the Chatta hoochee and commanded the ap proaches from the Allatoona hills be yond. But he of the eagle eye was a strate gist He wanted to cut off and coop up the gray jackets in the city, and for that reason he quietly marched the larger part of his army up the west ern bank of the river eight or ten miles, flung them across the river, and with a mighty swing of that ponder ous trip-hammer of war he struck them from the south, thus cutting off their lines of supplies by the Georgia rail road. Then followed those terrible days which wound up with the fierce onslaught of July 22, when the hope less, half-starved southern men, the gallant men of the west, met in a mighty gladiatorial contest which re sulted in the fall of Atlanta. These are matters for the historian, but what I am going to recount is one of those wild, weird romances with which this terrible conflict was so fraught, and here is. the strange story: "On to the sea," was the watchword of Sherman's armies, and the sullen and dogged retreat of the confederates to J onesboro was the first movement of the defeated and despairing confed erates. Jonesboro was a little inland town, nestled amid field and forest, inter spersed with beautiful undulating hills and grassy valleys green with the hope of the harvest, but little suited as a defensive point for the bruised and battered legions who were recoil ing slowly toward the southern sea. Breastworks had been hastily thrown up flanking .the line of the Central railroad, and in the ditches behind them the straggling remnants of obsti nate conieaerates were entrenched. It was a gloriously beautiful sum mer day when the skirmish line of the northern hosts debouched from the works and took up position in front of inese Breastworks.. Taiien by surprise after relying in vain on the ability of the southern troops to cheek the onflow of the le gions of the corsqnarin.fr hoBtsrthe women and children, led by the lame and the halt and the aged men of the country, were fleeing for life, panic strickcn.and utterly demoralized. As the sun rose over the swelling ridges the eyes of the soldiers of either army caught the gleam of a little white tent, half hidden in a wood just a little to the left of the line of attack, and above it fluttered a liny white flag, no bigger than a man's hand. It was a woman's handkerchief, and all the chivalrous feelings of the American soldier were aroused as the grim veterans caught sight of that lit tle appealing bit of cambric floating there t!iroujh the uprising mists of war. The order was passed to respect ma i, uaj, ana wnen the great guns be gan their work and shot and shell were hurled blazing and crashing across field and wood from either di rection, never a gunner trained his piece toward a point near that little white house. The battle was fiercely fought, but the combat was of short duration, and as the shadows lengthened eastward the southern troops were seen in full retreat, leaving the field to the tri umphant victors. As they swept forward a drummer boy. Otto Harden, of a Pennsylvania regiment, passed by the little white tent in the wood. Guards in blue uniform surrounded H, and while the smoke of battle swirled above and around there was a plaintive cry from the tent, and the stalwart surgeon lifted the flap of the little tent and emerged followed by an old negress, bearing in her arms a tiny, white bundle. "Please God, marsa, is you gwinter take us off ter de norf?" wailed she, with the big tears coursing down her withered face. "It'll sho' kiU Miss Annie ef yo' does." "Not a bit of it, old lady, not a bit of it," replied the good-natured sur geon, with a smile. "Hello, Otto, you're the very boy I want. This is your prize, as you are nearest her age, and we are going to detail you to take charge of this wee prisoner and see that the little reb don't escape." The rough soldiers came crowding around for a peep at the prisoner, and many eyes filled with tears of tender ness as they gazed on the baby that had first seen the light in such grew some enrrounding-s. 'Ain't it a wonder that she and the ' blown to pieces?" mother were not said the serg-eant. "It is. indeed," replied the corporal, "for look there where a stray shell cut its way through the bushes as clean as a knife." "Well, boys, she is our prize. . Let us chrlhtin liur, for time is up, and the Johnnies are waiting for us behind some bush heap down the road. Come, Otto, speak up. You shall have the honor of naming the little miss, the surgeon. "Call her Shell Annie," said the boy, ! as his mind reverted to his own or phaned days, "because she was saved from that shell." . "Good!" cried the surgeon. "Shell Annie," chorused the sergeant and the corporal in a breath. "Here, give me your canteen, Otto," said the surgeon. "Hold her head up, auntie," and, sprinkling a few drops on the tiny head, he continued: "Shell Annie, I baptize thee in the name of the Father, Son and the Holy Ghost, and may They e ver protect thee as ha9 the God of battle to-day. Now, Otto, the sergeant will remain with a file of men until morning, and you may re main with them, for you look tired and worn out. my boy." At the word of command the other soldiers took up the line of march, and faint and fainter crrew the roar and rumble of departing legions, rolling on irresistibly to match their blue bil lows with the blue waves of the dis tant sea. Twenty years after the furling of the .flags the battlefield of Jonesboro was a corn field, and the rustling rows of the crested corn hid from view the al most obliterated traces of strife. Peace and plenty reigned, and the one-armed veteran of the north was hobnobbing with the peg-legged veteran of the south as they laughingly recounted the experiences of the war. Asheville has become a great resort for summer visitors from all sections on account of its quietude, its health ful air "and water and its splendid scenic surroundings. As the train slowed up at the little station a man, apparently blessed with all the activity of youth, but bearing about him that unmistakable air of maturity that indicates intimate knowledge of and rough experience with life, stepped on the platform and strolled up the hill toward the hotel. The duskv twilie-ht of t.h ft summer aay soitened the rugged out lines of the gloomy mountains, and the tinkle of a crystal stream made music in the thickets below. Suddenly the stranger was ctotla Dy a wild cry, and around a turn of the road came a horsn at. full and in the buggy, swaying to and fro at ins heels, there wi a flutter nf white. Springing forward belongings, the stranger clutched the reins of the frightened animal and ar rested his mad career, but the shock was so sudden that the occupant of the buggy was tossed into the bushes by the roadside. Releasing the horse, which stood trembling with Jear -and excitement, the stranger lifted the prostrate form, and as the crowd from the hotel came rushing to the spot she opened her eyes in a dazed and startled way. "Are you hurt much?" asked the stranger. "No, thank you; I was only fright ened. I had just gotten into the buggy and was going for a ride when he be came frightened and ran away. Oh, how can I ever thank you?" "Best by not mentioning it again," said the stranger, brusquely, handing her his card as he resigned her to her friends and walked away. On the following mninr tv. stranger arose late after his fatiguing juuruey, ana wnen ne went down to breakfast beside his nlate perfumed note, and he opened it and read it, half amused and half in won der. "Otto Bakden: Permit me to thank you and to convey to you the grateful feelings of my friends for your brave action in rescuing me from my peril ous position yesterday. As a partial recognition of your kindness, I wish to extend to you an invitation to en joy a picnic excursion with us to-day. It is my birthday. Please do not fail to come. Gratefully, "Askta Fontaine." On a blank leaf from his notebook Barden wrote a line accepting the in vitation, and then leisurely finished his breakfast The day was perfect, and, as the special guest of the heroine of the day, he thought he had never felt quite so near at peace with himself and all mankind as he did while loung ing on the green grass beneath the shadow of the tall hemlocks at the foot of the mountain with pretty Annie Fontaine. Chatting in a desultory way, Barden suddenly recalled the day and the drama of twenty years ago. "Do you know," said he, "that I was one of those Yanks that marched with Sherman to the sea?" "Indeed? Why, you must have beer a very youthful soldier." "I was a drummer bo v. RTlfl t.lliQ ra.xr twenty years ago I was in the battle oi Jonesboro. "And so was I." said shu witli saucy smile, "for that was my birth day and the place of my nativity." "What!" he cried, springing to his feet excitedly. "Then you are, you must be " "Shell Annie," she replied. There are some stories that ought to be concluded before they are begun, but this, which is as true yes, truer than most history reached its nat ural conclusion then and there, and the Pennsylvania drummer boy now owns one of the finest fruit farms around Jonesboro, and the mistress of that southern home is "Shell Annie." Atlanta Journal. Uriel. t Win PtlOFV' tX 'v'.'-.fi. R5f LLY & 3RO., rox's OKI Vard South of Pepnt, a-vens a caauue to nure before !Jtticiia?iiig el.'where. Drus Store. AT SRiSLEY'S "Mountain City" CC,ll STORAGE, S. J.TRiBOLET'S MEAT MARKET Has the Only (.'eld Mr Storage Plant in the Territory, Somf.mAf.'iv'rt dTa?tB?e in hTi.nir, K"a' wholesome meats No meat Is sold unless first kept , -. 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