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I'he address of .ludir? ll. I?. I?.
Twiggs to thc Confederate Veterans
at thc i ! na rd s Hall last night, upon
i):c "Assault upon Battery Wagner,"
iv;..- thoroughly enjoyed hy a large au
LiencM which was frequently aroused
111 enthusiasm hy thc eloquent lights
and glowing word pictures of the
* ; oak? r.
ludgc Twigg.? was introduced hy
. .'ii' I'alliganl, who was in amore
an usual happy mood, and whose
t marks were loudly applauded. Cen.
P. Mci!lashan, first vice president of
I c Confederate Veterans1 Assoeia
t< II. presided at thc mectim;.
Judge Twiggs begun his address
w ;h a description of the defences
. round Charleston, a?"! thc position j
. ? the opposing l'oie.--, the Federal
for?es besieging Charleston, the har
:. of which wa- defended by Forts
Simile;-. Moultrie. Gregg, Battery
W agner and oilier fortifications. The
battery was a very strong earthwork,
! cated "ii the upper end of Morris
[slant!, tin- work having been con
structed under tho direction of the
? est engineers of thc Confederacy.
There was considerable preliminary
fighting leading up to the main attack.
The Federals had constructed batter
ies under the direction of lien. Gil
more on the oilier end of Morris Island
;:nd were preparing to make things de
cidedly uncomfortable for thc Confcd
* rates. Au attack on t he fort on duly
II was repulsed with severe loss to thc !
Federals. Cob Charles H. Olm.stead
and thc Savannah troops participated
n thc defence on that occasion.
Gen. W. IO. Taliaferro, of Virginia,
whose death was recorded in yester
day's Mnrnhvj /Veinq was in command
of the fort, and Judge Twiggs spoke
feelingly of his old commander. He
was assistant inspector general on thc
staff, of which Lieut. Henry C. Cun
ningham and Dr. Joseph Clay Haber
sham, of Savannah, were also mem
Besides thc batteries which Gen.
Gilmore had constructed on the island,
thc enemy had a number of monitors
and gunboats in thc river, which daily
shelled thc fort, and made things as
unpleasant as possible for the Confed
erates. Thc garrison was ?ouiposed of
less than 1,500 men from North Caro
lina, South Carolina and Georgia.
Opposing them were thc enemy with
over 0,000 men ; forty-two large siege
guns in their four land batteries, and
a number of S, 10, 12 and 15 inch guns
on their monitors.
The day was one which ho will never
forget, Judge Twiggs said. Karly in
thc morning bc breakfasted with Br.
Harper, of Augusta, one of thc sur
geons, their breakfast consisting of
hard crackers and butter, thc latter
being considered a treat. Their meal
was interrupted by a Parrott shell,
which buried itsolf in tho earth out
side tho door and then exploded,
throwing up a large amount of earth
and filling thc pail containing thc
butter with sand. It was the begin
ning of tho bombardment. They
foresaw that thc fort was to bc assail
ed by thc entire. land and naval force
of tlie enemy. The whole seventy
guns of thc enemy opened, and for
eleven hours the air was tilled with
shot and shell of every description.
Thc Confederates replied as best they
could, but their armament was far
inferior to that of thc enemy, and
many of the:.r guns were soon disabled.
Thc infantry resorted to tho bomb
proofs, the roofs of which were almost
torn away by the constant explosions
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 thc men in the bomb-proefs
were most uncomfortable. Gaillard's
battalion, from Charleston, preferred
to romain on thc outside, sheltered
under thc wall of thc parapet.
The blazing July sun was obscured
by the clouds of smoke from thc burst
ing shells. The fort shook like a ship
in thc grasp of a storm. All tho
heavy guns on the sea face of thc fort
were soon disabled, and but for the
bomb-proofs and thc parapets the gar
rison would soon have been annihila
ted. The halliards were cut by 'bc
shot and thc garrison flag fell. A
store of men ran for it at once. Four
officers seized hold of it, carried it
back to thc parapet and ran it up
again. This occupied some little
time. Capt. Robert Barnwell, seeing
that thc flag had fallen, seized a regi
mental battle flag, and, rushing out
upon thc ramparts, held it there
while the garrison colors were replac
ed. Thc scene of Sergt. Jasper's ex
ploit .it Fort Moultrie was in full view
of this scene. "There was one Jasper
at Moultrie/' said Judge Twiggs.
'There wer." a ?cor?; at Wagner."
Thousand? of people at the Battery
and on the housetops at Charleston
writched thc bombardment with cager
interest. When the garrison flag fell
their hearts fell with it, for they fear
ed the garrison had surrendered.
.ri j >t ioii < > 1 ilif VLomor
ll< .Ye/c.t, M't ) rh 'J.
j When tho Hag wu.s replaced a shout
wont uji from thousands of throats,
i and thousands of women waved tin ir
I handkerchiefs towards th'' HUD in ike
! fort.
illidge Twigu-i's remark- upon ihe
: ;0 ii ti UM; ii I attaching to a Hag nf one's
country .n on- cdgreat applause. "Hud
th. Confederate States," 1"- KIM!,
''adhered to the Stars and Stripes
lliou-ands would have flocked t" their
cause who remained away, and other 1
. thousands would have refused to fight
against it. The Stars and Stripes are
again the flau of a unite,1 country,
hong may it wave over the land of the
frei and the home of the brave, lt is
the ?yinhol ol' a union that will never j
i he surrendered. The people of the
1 South aro as loyal to that flag to-day j
a- are those who live lo the north
ward. ' '
Tle re wa- further applause when
i lin- .-peaker alluded lo Hitzhugh Lee.
who fought So well uti^-r the Stars
and Lars, now nobly upholding the ,
honor of the Star- and Stripes at Ha- !
vana. This was followed by an clo- !
. i
quent panegyric upon the Confederate j
\s the sun was -inking 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 hy .
bombardment the enemy's entire force :
was to le- hurled against it. The us
sault was about Intake place, l?en.
Tiiliaferrd had wiseley taken tin- pre
caution early in the bombardment of
removing the smaller guns out ?d' the
way of the enemy's shells. 'J ney :
were promptly remounted, and the
ramparts manned, and the whole .sea \
and land face of the fort was lined
with glittering steel.
The enemy evidently supposed tho
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 guus
disabled, the garrison was still in good
shape aud in good spirits. The Fed
eral column was (?.0011 strong, under
command of Cen. Seymour. It con
sisted of three brigades rrom the 10th
and Lith army corps. The column
moved forward in regimental front,
led by thc 51th Massachusetts, a negro
regiment, commanded by Col. Robert
C. Shaw. Tho Federals were ordered
to usc the bayonet only. Not a shot
was tired from either side as the ?ol
umn advanced. There wa* an oppres
sive silence, and the rays of the setting
sun danced and shimmered along thc
lines of bayonets. The Federals were
in a short distance of the fort when
they gave a cheer anJ. rushed upon it.
Immediately a dead fire crashed forth.
The fort was lit with flame from bas
tion to bastion. Thc 1,500 rifles and
thc artillery poured in a withering
flame at short range. The Federal
troops came gallantly on, beating
against the fort like the waves of thc
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
thc base of the fort and many leaped
tho parapet tobe 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 thc 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
splendcd opportunity to thc men in
the fort, thus greatly augmenting thc
loss, ffhe 54th Massachusetts broke
and fled, breaking the columns of the
regiment behind it and thc entire bri
gade rushed to the rear completely
Gen Seymour then ordered Col.
Putman to advance to thc attack with
his brigade, but he refused to do so,
saying that bc 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 tire,
but crossed the ditch, entered the fort
by the southeast bastion and poured
into the parapet. Another brigade
I was ordered to advance, but Gen. Sey
mour was shot down after giving tho
order. Ile 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 officers, and called upon his
men to hold their position to the last.
Ile was shot down. Ile was as brave
and gallant a man. said the speaker,
as ever marched beneath thc Stars and
Stripes. His brigade was repulsed,
andu terrible lire poured into it as it
retreated. The men intrenched in thc
bastion refused to surrender, however,
and poured a destructive fire upon thc
defenders of thc fort. Volunteers
were called upon tb dislodge them,
a ti ?J several ...allant i ?Hi ce rs lost their
lives ?ri leading the attack. Brig.
?;.... I,.I,.,...,. ll.......,! fi.i t iiri:iti'lv ar
rived from Charleston with his regi
ment at this time and thc nu n in the
bastion, seeing they were overpowered,
The loss in the battle, Judge Twiggs
said, wa> unprecedented iii the history
nf the war for the number engaged.
Tie- whole area in front of the fort was
strewn with dead and dying. Geo.
Beauregard estimated the Federal loss
at :;.UI)U. There were SOU buried in
front of the fort the next morning.
The Confederate loss in killed and
wounded was 17?.
Battery Wagin i. Judge Twiggs
said, was never captured, but was
abandoned by tin- Confederates several
months later, on account of the near
approach of Gilmore's engineering
operation-.. Ile closed with some re
flections upon th?; results of the war.
"As one of thc survivors of that
conflict," he said. "1 still believe tb?.'
cause to be just. And yet the people
?if I he North ?'all us rebels. ! ?lo not
understand cxaeily what they mean
by the word "rebel.- Was Hubert E.
Lee-a rebel? If so George Washing
ton wa.s a most illustrious rebel. I n
successful revolution, it seems, is
termed rebellion. Successful revolu
tion is termed patriotism. There is
no sting left in thc soldier heart of tho
South towards thc mon who fought for
the Niirth. The God ot' battles direct
ed the movements of the war and made
this Inion of States indissoluble.
Wu have freely forgiven thc boys who
wore the blu?\ thc moro so as time has
them, like ourselves, now wearers of
th?: cray."
At thc close of th?: address a rising
vote- of thanks was tendered Judge
Twiggs for his* eloquent effort. Th?:
address will bo printed with other
addresses ?d' thc year in tho annual
publication of tho Confederate Veter
ans' Association.
- mm mt -
How to 6*l.ook Imlinn."
When you ?lrop a small object on
th?; lloor ' look Indiau," and you're
sure to find it. Hore is tho modus
operandi: Somebody dropped a stick
pin in the hall the other day. and had
hard work to find it. She hunted high
and low aud on her hands and knees,
aud with a caudle specially procured
for the purpose, but it was no usc;
thc pin was very tiny and unpercciva- j
hie, its value being that of associa- j
tion rather thau size or brilliancy.
Thc somebody, after a final shake of
the rugs, was just about to give- it up
forever, when one of thc children
chanced to come along. "Why don't
you look 'Indian' for it?" he askc?l.
liefere tho somebody knew what was
meant, down dropped the youngster
on the floor, his head and his whole
body lying sidewise and just as close
to the dead level as possible. In this
position his eyes roved rapidly over
thc floor. "I have it," he shouted
presently, and sure enough, right in
thc 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 thc head to the ground
in order to catch sight of thc smallest
object between one's self and the
horizon. "They do it on the plains
all thc time," he said. "That's why
they can always tell who's coming.
Rut 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. " - Host on Transcript.
- um o mmm -
- "What is the trouble, Maggio?
You look worried." "Sure, and the
trouble is with the twins, mum. Oae
of them is cry in' because he swallowed
his rattle, and thc other is howlin'
out of sympathy, and betwixt the two
of them bawlin', I can't tell which
swallowed the rutile."-Harper's Ba
Cored of Blood Poison After Fifty-Two
Boaters 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 ? lived eighteen years. Ho re
Icived it for a short while. In six
weeks it broke out again in both legs,
also on my shoulder. Two small
bones were taken out. It continued
uutil 1876. In this time I had twelve
different physicians. They told me
the only remedy was amputation; that
it could never be cured. For six
months 1 could not walk a step. I
went to Mineral Wells, Texas, spent
9300.00; came home; went to Hot
Springs, Ark., staid nine months-all
failed to euro me. In 1887 I came
back to Birmingham, Ala. I was ad
vised to write you, which I did. You
wrote me that B. B. B. would cure
mc, and I could get tho medicine from
Nabors & Morrow, Druggist, of our
aity. I had finished my fifth bottle
my legs began to heal, and in less than
two months I was sound and well.
That has been nearly two years ago,
and no sign of its return yet. I have
spent in cash over $400.00, and B. B.
B. done thc work that all thc rest
tailed to do. You have my permis
sion to publish this. I have traveled
so much trying to get well that my
cure is well known. Fifty-two doc
tors have treated me in the last 17
years. All they did was to take what
money I had, and done me no goad.
I ?am now a well man. Prof. C. H.
Bawler, Shady Dale, Ga.
For salo by Druggist.
Pr i cu $1.00 per larga bottle.
Bread Without Flour.
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inc 'ii i m.ni piuVvna ul ujait?ijg
! broad direct from the whole wheat,
I dispensing entirely with the milling
j process, has already been described in
I these columns. This process has been
j 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.
lt is known as thc "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 hath
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 thc spirals is a double
cylinder which receives the paste and
makes it still more compact and ready
f<>r shaping into loaves and baking.
The quality of the bread made hy
the new process is variously estimated.
Rxcellcnt 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 thc
oven. Italian experts who have in
vestigated the matte?' express them
selves favorably upon itf 'igestive
proprieties and pronounce it most
nourishing. In eolor the "anti-spire"
bread is very brown : its odor is
agreeable and taste quite palatable. A
cardinal virtue claimed 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 S 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. Thc 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 cat it in the premises
without meat, cheese, vegetables or
condiment.-Ph ?hui el ph in 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 be enabled *.o pay._
BriOifl Wa
Fresh. fi?on
other pop
? am again buying Sags-Save
your 1
If you meed a good
AT bottom prices, either for Cash or 01
my line. I will swap you a New Stove
give you the market price for your Cat
Stove before cotton-planting time.
Tinware, Crockery, G
Thanking you all for past favors, 1
If you want to have a good
Garden plant good Seeds.
Everybody know
Buut's Seedling Irish Potatoes, Y<
plying Onions for planting. See us be:
Flem**, C<
Su^ar, M
Or anything ia tho Grocery Hue. OU
Yours for busiues
.Mortgages her Home to Kuy Hack a
('un 11 seated Mule.
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
Uiver 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
ble brought the occupants of the wag
on to town and a charge of transport
ing was lodged against the old mau,
Dan Ballew. It was a cold, windy
day and as the old mule pulled the
wagon slowly into town the women
and children looked half frozen in
their thin and scanty garments. The
party was moving from Reedy Hiver
factory, where some of them had been
working in thc cotton mill, back to
the old home near Glassy mountain
in the upper part ol' the couuty.
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
tho wife of old Rallew and her wid
owed da"fihters came to town, making
the trip f 20 miles, by starting early
in thc 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, who is a partial invalid, Constable
LaFar agreed to sell the mule and
wagon today so that they might have
a chance to bid them in. Thc women
thou went out to mortgage their little
farm and raise the money to buy back
thc team.
They told a pitiful story of their
condition and the old man's affliction.
Constable BaFar expressed to them
in a gentlemanly way his sympathy,
but at the same time said he would
have to do his duty in carrying out
the law and the team, thc only one
they possessed, must be snld at auc
The daughter is thc widow of one of
thc Howard boys who was killed some
years ago at Mountain 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 nf their neigh
bors and talked grammatically but
with the peculiar intonations and ges
tures of thc mountain people.
Thc wagon and mule were put up at
auction and were bid in by Mrs. Bal
low for $29.25. The officers repre
senting the Slate, were thc only ether
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
mon, to be worth mentioning."
GL .A/ug'usta
ular varieties.
! thean up and brin; them an?
lides !
a time for a good Note don't, fail to see
> for your old'one or for Cattle, and
tie. Now ia the time to gat you a good
lass, Lamp Goods, Ac,
and soliciting a continuance of samo
a they are the beet.
ellow and White Onion Setts, Multi
fore you buy your
AVe?e taWc Prepar?tionfor As -
simulating uteTood?udRegula
liiig Hie S?ai??riis andBoweis cf
Promotes TKfcs?on,Checrful
ness and RestGontains neither
Opiurn,Morphine nor Mineral.
Gay* of Old UrSAMU?LPirCI?EI2
I\wtpkir. Set ml ~
ALcSisina *
Aaut Sctxt ?
npftnutnt -
Jfi CartoxattSuda ?
flinn S.tH -
?ianiwi? Sa jar ?
himmvyrem f?aror. J
Apcrfcct I?emcdy for Constipa
tion, Sour Stoinach.Diarrhoea,
Worms .Convulsions .Feverish
ness and Loss OF SLEEP.
Tac Simile Signature of
Al 6 in?) lillis ol ll
35 1) os i s - 3 ) C i v r s
For Infants and Children,
The kind You Hav
Always Bought
Bears the
You Hav
Always Bough!
We have it to wholesale and retail. Also, Sullivan's "T. C. D." s
''Our Own," Big Wiustoo, Harvey's Nat. Leaf, Canoon Ball-in fast,
have twenty-six varieties af Tobacco to retail from. Aleo, fifteen varieties
Smoking Tobacco. Better get our prices and exvniue our goode.
Old Time Seed Tick ? oSee 8 les for $1.60.
Kingan's Pure Lard in Tubs and Tins, always reliable.
\ The finest Can Goods in our otty. Try as.
Armour's "Star" Hams and Kingan's Breakfast Baa??.
Potato Seedlings, Buist's Early Rose. Peerless, Goodrich, Beauty of I
brou, Burbanks. Onion Sets, Peas and Beans in bulk.
Reliable, High Grade Fertilizer.
Fresh lot SOUR KRAUT.
i : nu nc
TA D nu x nAAC
iu DU) uiiuio
Cheaper than you ever
bought them before. . .
OUR Stock of Fall aud Winter Shoes is entirely too large, and we di
propose to carry them over until next Fall, consequently we have
To prices that will ESOV^ thea. We don't advertise selling out at cost, I
our goods aid prises speak fer themselves. So eall when in need of She
and be convinced of what we say.
Reaaeaeber, we will asi be undersold by any Firm in Town.
Yours fer Shoes,
Tl Yates
Under Masenie Temple, Aldersea, S.
? 6?V?9 1
That Je welry Palace
-OF -
Has the Largest, Prettiest
and Finest lot of . .
Competition don't ont any ice with rao when it comes to prices. I
buy goods to keep. I want the people to have then. Gold and S
Watches, Sterling and Plated Silverware, Jewelry, Clacks, Lamps, ?1
Spectacles, Novelties of all kinda. Rogers' Tripple Plate Table Knives H
psr Set A world beater. *
A Big ?nd Completo liar. Something to piesse all. Beat part, Prices to anal
timen. Listen : Men's Soi?e from ?1.75 np. Boys' Salts from 65c. np. 9-ouuca ?
WoolJeans Panta 98c.
I have a big line or New and Stylish Grau of ali kind;', cs which ? hav*
the bottom ?ut of prices.
A lino that will tickle yon, especially price?.
Ladle** Underveata from 10;. np. Men's Undervesta from 12)o. up.
Just come and .see for yourself.
OreaS fclg Bio. 7 Stove $5 OO.
A Uwfce fresh lot bought low down-will sell yea the ?ntne way.
P ?number, t am In the Cotton and Cotton t?eol market to stair.
.lino rod hot stoves if your are cold. Yours t?t Bargains,
LSW18, Belton, S.

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