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Judge Twiggs's Des(
/ able .
From the Savantu
The address of Judge H. D. D.
Twiggs to the Confederate Veterans
at the Guards' Hall last night, upon
the "Assault upon Battery Wagner,"
was thoroughly enjoyed by a large au
dience, which was frequently aroused
to enthusiasm by the eloquent flights
and glowing word pictures of the
Judge Twiggs was introduced by
Judge Falligant, who was in a more
than usual happy mood, and whose
. remarks were loudly applauded. Gen.
P. McGlashan, first vice president of
the Confederate Veterans' Associa
i||iton, presided at the meeting.
Judge Twiggs hegan his address
with a description of the defences
around Charleston, and the position
of the opposing f rces, the Federal
|l|forces b?sieging Charleston, the har
bor of which was defended by Forts
Sumter, Moultrie, Gregg, Battery
^Wagner and other fortifications. The
lffi|battery was a very strong earthwork,
allocated on the upper end of Morris
Island, the work having been con
structed under the direction of the
?best engineers of the Confederacy.
Hg-Tfcere was considerable preliminary
fighting leading up to the main attack.
The Federals had constructed batter
ies under the direction of Gen. Gil
more on the other end of Morris Island
. and were preparing to make things de
? cidedly uncomfortable for the Confed
erates. An attack on the fort on July
ll was repulsed with severe loss to the
Federals. Col. Charles H. Olmstead
and the Savannah troops participated
in the defence on that occasion.
Gen. W. E. Taliaferro, of Virginia,
whose death was recorded in yester
day's Morning Nhcs, was in command
of the fort, and Judge Twiggs spoke
feelingly of his old commander. He
was assistant inspector general on the
staff, of which Lieut. Henry C. Cun
ningham and Dr. Joseph Clay Haber
sham, of Savannah, were also mem
Besides the batteries which Gen.
Gilmore had constructed on the island,
the enemy had a number of monitors
and gunboats in the river, which daily
shelled the fort, and made things as
unpleasant as possible for the Confed
erates. The garrison was composed of
less than 1,500 men from North Caro
lina, South Carolina and Georgia.
Opposing them were the enemy with
over 6,000 men ; forty-two large siege
guns in their four land batteries, and
a number of 8,10,12 and 15-inch guns
on their monitors.
The day was one which he will never
.forget, Judge Twiggs said. Early in
the morning he breakfasted with Br.
Harper, of Augusta, one of the sur
geons, their breakfast consisting of
hard crackers and butter, the latter
being considered a treat. Their meal,
was interrupted by a Parrott shell,
'which buried itself in the earth out
side the 'door and then exploded,
throwing up a large amount of earth
and filling the pail containing the
butter with sand. It was the begin
ning of the bombardment. They
foresaw that the fort was to be assail
ed by the entire land and naval force
of the enemy. The whole seventy
guns of the enemy opened, and for
eleven hours the air was filled with
?hot and shell of every description.
The Confederates replied as best they
could, but their armament was far
' inferior to that of the enemy, and
many of their guns were soon disabled.
The infantry resorted to the bomb- j
proofs, the roofs of which were almost
tors away by the constant explosions J
of the sheels which fell within the !
fort. The wooden buildings in the
fort, which had been used for officers'
quarters and medical supplies, were
torn into splinters. It was a hot July
day. and the men in the bomb-proofs
were most uncomfortable. Gaillard's
battalion, from Charleston, preferred
to remain on the outside, sheltered
under the wall of the parapet.
The blazing July sun was obscured
by the clouds of smoke from the burst
ing shells. The fort shoek like a ship
in the grasp of a storm. All the
heavy guns on the sea face of the fort
were soon disabled, and but for the
bomb-proofs and the parapets the gar
rison would soon have been annihila
ted. The halliards were cut by the
shot and the garrison flag fell. A
score of men ran for it at once. Four
officers seized hold of it, carried it
back to the parapet and ran it up
again. This occupied some little
time. Capt. Robert Barnwell, seeing
that the flag had fallen, seized a regi
mental battle flag, and, rushing out
upon the ramparts, held it there
while the garrison colors were replac
ed. The scsne of Sergt. Jasper's ex
ploit at Fore Moultrie was in full view
of this scene. "There was one Jasper
at Moultrie," said Judge Twiggs.
t:There were a score at Wagner."
Thousands of people at the Battery
and on the housetops at Charleston
watched the bombardment with eager
interest. When the garrison flag fell
their hearts fell with it, for they fear
ed the garrison had surrendered.
?ription of the Memor
ah News, March 2.
When the flag was replaced a shout
went up from thousands of throats,
and thousands of women waved their
handkerchiefs towards the men in the
Judge Twiggs's remarks upon the
sentiment attaching to a flag of one's
country aroused great applause. "Had
the Confederate States," he said,
"adhered to the Stars and Stripes
thousands would have flocked to their
cause who remained away, and other
thousands would have refused to fight
against it. The Stars and Stripes are
again the flag of a united country.
Long may it wave over the land of the
free and the home of the brave. It is
the symbol of a union that will never
be surrendered. The people of the
South are as loyal to that flag to-day
as are those who live to the north
There was further applause when
the speaker alluded to Fitzhugh Lee,
who fought so well un^r the Stars
and Bars, now nobly upholding the
honor of the Stars and Stripes at Ha
vana. This was followed by an elo
quent panegyric upon the Confederate
As the sun was sinking in the west
the bombardment ceased, to the great
relief of the garrison. The ominous
pause was well understood, however.
The supreme moment had arrived.
Having failed to reduce the fort by
bombardment the enemy's entire force
was to be hurled against it. The as
sault was about to take place. - Gen.
Taliaferr? had wiseley taken the pre
caution early in the bombardment of
removing the smaller guns out of the
way of the enemy's shells. They
were promptly remounted, iind the
ramparts manned, and the whole sea
and land face cf the fort was lined
with glittering steel.
The enemy evidently supposed the
fort to have been practically destroyed
by the bombardment, and they would
meet with but little resistance. While
the fort had been battered beyond re
cognition almost and the heavy guns
disabled, the garrison was still in good
shape and in good spirits. The Fed
eral column was 6,000 strong, under
command of Gen. Seymour. It con
sisted of three brigades from the 10th
and 13th army corps. The column
moved forward in regimental front,
led by the 54th Massachusetts, a negro
regiment, commanded by Col. Bobert
G. Shaw. The Federals were ordered
to use the bayonet only. Not a shot
was fired from either side as the col
umn advanced. There was an oppres
sive silence, and the rays of the setting
sun danced and shimmered along the
lines of bayonets. The Federals were
in a short distance of the fort when
they gave a cheer and rushed upon it.
Immediately a dead fire crashed forth.
The fort was lit with name from bas
tion to bastion. The 1,500 rifles and
the artillery poured in a withering
flame at short range. The Federal
troops came gallantly on, beating
against the fort like the waves of the
sea. There was a harvest of death
and men fell like ripe grain before the
sickle. The enemy pushed gallantly
on. Hundreds crossed the ditch at
the base of the fort and many leaped
the parapet to be transfixed with bayo
nets or hurled below by the defenders.
Owing to the failure of the Federal
commander to allow for the proximity
of the creek near the fort the attack
ing force was crowded together on a
narrow strip of land between the creek
and the fort. This resulted in confu
sion and the crowded masses offered
splended opportunity to the men in
the fort, thus greatly augmenting the
loss. Vhe 54th Massachusetts broke
and fled, breaking the columns of the
regiment behind it and the entire bri
gade rushed to the rear completely
Gen Seymour then ordered Col.
Putman to advance to the attack with
his brigade, but he refused to do so,
saying that he had been ordered to re
main where he was by Gen. Gilmore.
Afterwards, however, he gallantly led
forward his brigade without orders.
They were received with terrible fire,
but crossed the ditch, entered the fort
by the southeast bastion and poured
into the parapet. Another brigade
was ordered to advance, but Gen. Sey
mour was shot down after giving the
order. He repeated the order as he
was being borne from the field, but it
was not obeyed. A number of Put
nam's men had found refuge under thc
parapet, where they defended them
selves while awaiting assistance. See
ing that no aid was in prospect, Put
nam leaped upon the parapet, followed
by his efheers, and called upon hi?
men to hold their position to thc last.
Ile was shot down. He was as brave
and gallant a man. said the speaker,
as ever marched beneath thc Stars and
Stripes. His brigade was repulsed,
and a terrible fire pourri] into it as it
i retreated. The men intrenched in thc
j bastion refused ti? surrender, however,
. and poured a destructive lire upon the
j defenders c-f the fort. Volunteers
'were called upon to dislodge them.
and several gallant officers lost their
lives in leading the attack. Brig.
Cen. Johnson Hagood fortunately ar
rived from Charleston with his regi
ment at this time, and the men in the
bastion, seeing they were overpowered,
The loss in the battle, Judge Twigers
said, was unprecedented in the history
of the war for the number engaged.
The whole area in front of the fort was
strewn with dead and dying. Gen.
Beauregard estimated the Federal loss
at 3,000. There were 800 buried in
front of the fort the next morning.
The Confederate loss in killed and
wounded was 175.
Battery Wagner, Judge Twiggs
said, was never captured, but was
abandoned by the Confederates several
months later, on account of the near
approach of Gilmore's engineering
operations. He closed with some re
flections upon the results of thc war.
"As one of the survivors of that
conflict," he said, "I still believe the
cause to be just. And yet the people
of the North call us rebels. I do not
understand exactly what they mean
by the word'rebel.' "Was Robert E.
Lee a rebel? If so George Washing
ton was a most illustrious rebel. Un
successful revolution, it seems, is
termed rebellion. Successful revolu
tion is termed patriotism. There is
no sting left in the soldier heart of the
South towards the men who fought for
the North. The God of battles direct
ed the movements of the war and made
this Union of States indissoluble.
We have freely forgiven the boys who
wore the blue, the more so as time has
them, like ourselves, now wearers of
the gray."
At the close of the address a rising
vote of thanks was tendered Judge
Twiggs for hi? eloquent effort. The
address will be printed with other
addresses of thc year in the annual
publication of the Confederate Veter
ans' Association.
How to "Look Indian."
When you drop a small object on
the floor "dook Indian,*' and you're
sure to find it. Here is the modus
operandi: Somebody dropped a stick
pin in the hall the other day, and had
hard wo::k to find it. She hunted high
and low and on her hands and knees,
and with a candle specially procured
for the purpose, but it was no use;
the pin was very tiny and unperceiva
ble, its value being that of associa
tion rather than size or brilliancy.
The somebody, after a final shake of
the rugs, was just about to give it up
forever, when one of the children,
chanced to come along. "Why don't
you look 'Indian' for it?" he asked.
Before the somebody knew what was
meant, down dropped the youngster
on the floor, his head and his whole
body lyiig sidewise and just as close
to the dead level as possible. In this
posititn his eyes roved rapidly over
the floor "I have it," he shouted
presently, and sure enough, right in
the middle of the floor, in so plain a
place that it had escaped notice, was
the missing stickpin. The youngster
then explained that ''looking Indian"
meant putting the head to the ground
in order tu catch sight of the smallest
object between one's self and the
horizon. "They do it on the plains
all the time," he said. "That's why
they can always tell who's coming.
But it works in houses just as well as
on the plains. Why, we never lose
anything in the nursery nowadays; we
just 'look Indian' and find it right
off. ' '-Boston Transcn'jif.
- ''What is the trouble, Maggie?
You look worried." "Sure, and the
trouble is with the twins, mum. One
of them is cryin' because he swallowed
his rattle, and the other is howlin'
out of sympathy, and betwixt the two
of them bawlin', I can't tell which
swallowed the rattle."-Harper's Ba
Cared of Blood Poison After Fiftr-Two
Do? to rs Failed.
Blood Balm Co., Atlanta, Ga.
Gentlemen: In 1872 a small pimple
broke out on my leg. It began eating
and in four months I was treated by a
physician of Talladega County. Ala.,
where I lived eighteen years. He re
leived it for a short while. In six
weeks it broke out again in both legs,
also on my shoulder. Two smali
bones were taken out. It continued
until 1870". In this time I had twelve
different physicians. They told nie
the only remedy was amputation; that
it could never be cured. For six
months I could not walk a step. I
went to Mineral Wells, Texas, spent
?300.00: came home; went to Hot
Springs. Ark., staid nine months-all
failed to cure me. In 1887 I came
back to Birmingham, Ala. I was ad
vised to write you, which 1 did. You
wrote me that 15. H. 1>. would cure
me, and I could get the medicine from
Nabors &. Morrow. Druggist, of our
eity. I had finished my fifth bottle
my legs began to heal, and in less than
two months 1 was sound and well.
That has been nearly two years ago,
and no sign of its return yet. 1 have
spent in cash over $400.00, and li. 1>.
I?, done the work that all thc rest
failed to do. You have my permis
sion to publish this. 1 have traveled
so much trying to get well that my
cure i- well known. Fifty-two doc
tors have treated nie in the last. 17
years. All they did was t" take what
money ' had. atol done me no gOid.
I am now a well man. I'rof. C. H.
Hanger. Shady I 'ale. ? <a.
For sale hy 1 druggist.
i 'rice ?1.00 per large bottle.
Bread Without Flour.
The (?erman process of making
bread direct from the whole wheat,
dispensing entirely with the milling
process, has already been described in
these column?. This process has been
adopted in Italy to some extent, where
it was received with so much favor
that the bakers were compelled to cut
prices to meet the new competition.
It is known as the "anti-spire"
method. It is made directly from the
wheat, and a great saving in the cost
of manufacture is credited to it. After
the wheat has been thoroughly sifted
and cleaned it is subjected to a bath
in tepid water for several hours.
When it has thus been soaked it is
poured into a machine, which reduces
it to a homogenous paste. This ma
chine is composed of a double line of
thin spirals working in opposite di
rections. By these spirals the soften
ed wheat seeds are well kneaded. At
the end of the spirals is a double
cylinder which receives the paste and
makes it still more compact and ready
for shaping into loaves and baking.
The quality of the bread made by
the new process is variously estimated.
Excellent judges and unprejudiced
practical bakers admit its excellence,
and say that any taste can be suited
by having due regard to the leavening,
manipulation and treatment in the
oven. Italian experts who have in
vestigated the matter express them
selves favorably upon its digestive
proprieties and pronounce it most
nourishing. In color the "anti-spire"
bread is very brown : its odor is
agreeable and taste quite palatable. A
cardinal virtue clair,,ed for it is that
it never gets mouldy and will remain
"fresh" for days.
The bakery at Borne charges three
cents a pound for "anti-spire" bread,
thirty centimes per kilogramme (two
pounds)-but when the establishment
is opened in the morning at 8 o'clock
workingmen may buy it for two cen
times per kilogramme cheaper.
So serious has the bread question
become in Italy that many cities have
suspended the local tax on bread and
bread stuffs, the Milan authorities
having arranged with thc local bakers
to reduce the price of bread to thirty
two centimes per kilogramme. At
Leghorn such are the necessities of
the poor that pality to all who ask for
it. The applicants must, however,
present themselves at designated bu
reaus at certain hours and are not
allowed to take the bread away with
them: they must eat it in the premises
without meat, cheese, vegetables or
condiment.-Philadelphia Record.
- One good way to keep things
moving and to lessen the talk of hard
times is for every man to pay his debts
so far as possible. Be honest in the
matter, and don't say you cannot pay
when you have not tried to do so.
You pay and somebody else will there
by bc enabled to pay. _
Mortgages lier Home to Buy Back a
Confiscated ."Utile.
GREENVILLE, S. C., March :.).-A
touching chapter in the history of the
dispensary law was enacted here to
today. A week or more ago as a dis
pensary constable was driving along
the road between this city and Reedy
River factory, he met an old man in a
wagon with his two daughters, one a
widow with two children. The wagon
was searched and about four gallons
( of whiskey were found. The consta
j ble brought the occupants of the wag
' on to town and a charge of transport
iag was lodged against the old man.
Dan Ballew. It was a cold, windy
day and as thc old mule pulled the
wagon slowly into town the women
and children looked half frozen in
their thin and scanty garments. The
party was moviDg from Reedy River
factory, where some of them had been
working in thc cotton mill, back to
the old home near Glassy mountain
in the upper part of the county.
They were allowed to take their team,
which was by law confiscated to the
State, on promising to return it, which
they did. The wagon and mule has
since been in a stable in this city
waiting for the day of sale. Today
the wife of old Ballew and her wid
owed daughters came to town, making
the trip of 20 miles, by starting early
in the morning. As they sat by the
fire in the sheriff's office in their fad
ed cloaks and brown sunbonnets, it
was a good subject for a character
sketch. By special request of the
women, who had come instead of Bal
lew, wh'ois a partial invalid, Constable
LaFar agreed to sell the mule and
wagon today so that they might have
a chance to bid them in. The women
then went out to mortgage their little
farm and raise the money to buy back
the team.
They told a pitiful story of their
condition and the old man's affliction.
Constable LaFar expressed to them
in a gentlemanly way his sympathy.
but at the same time said he would
have to do his duty in carrying ouf:
the law and the team, the only one
they possessed, must be sold at auc
The daughter is the widow of one of
the Howard boys who was killed some
years ago at TVIountain church in one
of the Sunday duels, which have writ
ten the history of that section in
characters of blood. They are more
intelligent than many of their neigh
bors and talked grammatically but
with the peculiar intonations and ges
tures of thc mountain people.
The wagon and mule were put up at
auction and were bid in by Mrs. Bal
lew for $29.25. The officers repre
senting the State were the only other
bidders.-Thc State.
- He-"Nearly all the misers re
ported in the papers, I notice, are
single men." She-"Oh, yes, of
course. Married misers are too com
mou to be worth mentioning.",_
Fresh from Augusta
JONES, and
other popular varieties.
I am again buying Rags-Save them up and bring them and
jour Hides ?
Ifvou Heed a good
AT bottom prices, either for Cash or ou time for a good Note don't, fail to see
ray line. I will swap you a New Store for your old'one or for Cattle, and
give you the market price for your Cattle. Now is the time to get you a good
Stove before cotton-planting time.
Tinware, Crockery, Glass, Lamp Goods, Ac,
Thanking you all for past favors, and soliciting a continuance of same
If you want to have a good
Garden plant good Seeds.
Everybwdy knows they ure thc best.
Buisi's Seedling Irish Potatoes, Yellow and White Onion Sefc'.s. Multi
plying Onions for planting. See ns before you buy your
Flour, Coffee,
Sugar, Molasses,
Or auylrliing in thc Grocery line. ( ?CU PRICES A 1 iE RIGHT.
Yours for business,
?VegetablePicpar?tio?for As
similating ti?Toodand?egula
ti?g ^.Stomachs an?Bowels of
Promotes D?ges?on,Cheerfu?
ness andRest.Gontains neither
Opium.Morphin? nor Mineral.
Recipe ofOldlk-SAMUELPJTCmi
Pumpkin Se*d~
?bcScnna *
/tnistSccd *
Ftppcrmint -
Bi Cari onatt SotL? ?
ft?rm Seed -
Cfarif?d Su jar -
Uai&jy/W' Flavor.
Aperfectllem?dy for Constipa
tion, Sour Stomach.Diarrhoea,
Worms .Convulsions .Feverish
ness and LOSS OF SLEEP.
Tac Simile Signature of
Afb months ?old '
For Infants and Children,
The Kind You Have
Always Bought
Bears the / ?
Signature //iw
? r Tiie
\? You Have
Always Bought.
-Mi ti r&i m -.Tau
We have it to wholesale and retail. Also, Sullivan's (iT. C. D." and
'.Our Own," Big Wiusteu, Harvey a Nat. Leaf, OanDon Ball-in faet, we
have twenty-six varieties ff Tobacco to retail from. Also, fifteen varieties of
Smoking Tobacco. Better get our prices and examine our goode.
Old Time Seed Tick ( oSee 8 lbs for $1.90.
Kingan'5 Pure Lard in Tubs and Tin?, always reliaflf.
\ The finest Can Goods in our oity. Try us.
Armour's "Star" Hams and Kiogan's Breakfast B&ffi.
Potato Seedlings, Buist's Early Rose, Peerless, Goodrich, Beauty of He
bron, Burbanks. Onion Sets, Peas and Beans in bulk.
Reliable, High Grade Fertilizer.
Fresh lot SOUR KRAUT.
Phone 89. H. ES. FANT & SON.
Cheaper than you ever
bought them before. . .
OUR Stock of Fall and Winter Shoes is eatirely too large, and we df n't
propose to carry them over until next Fall, consequently we hare
To prices that will ?ove thea. We don't advertise selling out at cost, but
our goods aid prises speak ff r themselves. So ?all when in need of Shoes,
and be convinced of what we say.
w?u Re?ei?ber, we will net lie undersold by any Firm in Town.
Yours ftr Shees,
Tlie Yates Shoe Co.
Under Masoni? Temple, Andersen, 8. 6.
That Jewelry Palace
- OF -
Has the Largest, Prettiest
and Finest lot of . . .
Competition don't ont any ice with rae when it comes to prices. I don't
buy goods to keep. I want the people to have them. Gold and S?tver
Watches, Sterling and Plated Silverware, Jewelry, Geeks, Lamps, Ch?oa.
Spectacles, Novelties of all kind*. Rogers' Tripple Plate Table Knives $1750
per Set. A world beater.
A Rip nnd Complete line. Something to please ?ll- Be*t part, Prices to suit'ihe
time?. Listp'i : Men's 5ui>s from $1.75 ii p. Boys' Saits from 65c. up. 0-ounce Mil
Wool Jeans Pants Wc.
I have ii big line of New and Stylish Goods of all kinds, on which I have knocked
the bottom ?ut of prices.
A lino that will tickle vou, fspeeiaUv price>.
Ladies? ' Lr nd er ves ts from U)?. np. Men's Undervests from rijo. wp.
Just ron;'. a;;ii T<- ;'^r yourself.
Cir eui Uiix Wo. 7 Slave OO.
A la*fre iivsb lot bought low down-will -ell yru the ^ame way.
Riem inlier, I am in the Cotton and Cotton Seed market i<? slav.
Ta u re 1 hot stoves it" vour ar?' cold. Yours fir Bargains,
R. A. LEWIS. Belton, S. C.

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