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Battle ol'ICelley's For
Ara.? Marc
Atlanta u
Iu writing this articlj 1 do so to de
scribe simply the incidents of the
battle which came under my own ob
servation; my fir>t battle. I had left
the Virginia Military Institute at Hi
years of age, and, although underage, !
volunteered my services t<> the Con
federate States army. My father fur
nished me with a splendid horse, well
equipped with a big cavalry saddle,
larre stirrups, spur.-, a haversack, oil
clfti: and blanket. 1 started out f?>r
the war. My sabre, pistol and carbine
were furnished me on my arrival at
earn] .
i joined Captain Morgan Strothor's
company, the Madison cavalry, after
wards known as Company C, Fourth
Virginia cavalry. The r?giment was
composed of the following companies:
Company A, Prince William County;
Company D, of Chestertield: Compa
ny 0, of Madison; Company l>, of
Culpcpper: Compauy K, of Powhatan;
Company F, of <iooohland: Company
G, of Hanover: Company 11, of Fau
(juier. The last was the famous
"Black Horse" cavalry. The regi
ment was commanded at different
times by the following colonels: Bev
erly 11. Robertson, W. II. Payne,
William C. Wickham, l?obcrt Kan
dolph and William B. Wooldridge.
What vivid emotions filled my mind!
The training at the Virginia Military
institute had only tended to strength
v i and intensify my desires to become
"ildier, air.1, of to ii awakened in me
..- of gmry ami romance. I did
im.'- .stup tii_u;i;i>i:;i i tin? hardships and
dangers, that were t<> follow. Fitz
li?e'? brigade was in winter quarters
on the Hnjipahat'.noei; river, lew
miles above the old town of Freder
iek.-burg, guarding the fords?liauks,
United States ami Klys. Sometime
in January, 18&V, we moved our camp
two miles to the north of Culpcpper
Courthouse ou the Walleck farm,
where we built log huts, covered with
our tents, making them quite comfor
table. We had a plenty to eat duriug
these few months. We spent most of
the time iu attending to our horses,
rcadiug, Biuoking, and had but little
guard duty to perform, and although
a mere boy, 1 was struck with tho
most superb morals of the Confeder
ate soldier in Lee's camp, and more
especially with the kind treatment of
prisoners who fell into our hands
through Mosby's men. Just about
daybreak on tho 17th of March, 1803,
we were aroused by the sound of the
bugle call "to boots and "addles."
Each regiment rapidly formed in line
and marohed off in the direction of
Kelley's ford, a few miles north of us,
on the llappahannock river. Tho
gray mist of the morning had
given away to the crimson light of
the rising sun, not a oloud oould be
Our boys were in fino humor and in
splendid plight for the coming con
flict. There was something stirring in
the jovial voioe of Fitz Lee and his
faoe was lit up as he listened to the
occasional shots from our pickets in
front. With a little handful of men
Captain Randolph, of the Blaok Horse
oompany, was disputing every inch of
ground along the river banks and in
front of the advancing columns of
Averill'-i 3,000 cavalry, while Pitz
Lee's brigade only numbered 800. We
had passed Fletwood hill and Stevens
burg, when the gray columns of Fitz
Lee moved rapidly towards tho river,
throwing out sharpshooters along the
wholo line in front. General Averill
commanding the Federal cavalry, had
by that time succeeded in crossiug
the liver, and had advanced a mile or
two towards Culpepper Courthouse.
At o'clock our whole line of cavalry
hu<i halted behind a large body of
tituber and at 1(1 o'clock the crack of
the carbine could be beard along the
picket line, each regiment being in a
position to attack at a moment's no
tice, .lust then I was ordered to re
port to Major Morgan, of the First
Georgia Uegiment, who afterwards be
came lieutenant-colonel. He was in
command of tho picket line, and from
him I received an order to General
Tiee, on another part of the field sit
ting quietly on his magnificent bay
mare, "Nellie," in the roar of his
brigade, accompanied by two or three
of his staff officers. One of his staff
asked him why he was waiting. Turn
ing to me he ordered that I wait a few
minutes, and then turning quickly in
his saddle, throwing his leg over the
pommel and raising his field glasses to
his eyes, ho replied to the question
asked by his staff officer: "Ho is
coming now." We turned our eyes in
tbo direction of Culpepper Courthouse
au { in a few minutes a single horse
rouo -une into view in full gallop to
t w'ardf ns. The long strides of his
horse was rapidly lessoning the dis
lance between us and him, and as he
approached nearer, I noticed that hie
,,as champing the bit, while th
: 1
d. C i il])cppei2cmnty.
ih 17, *<*>a.
white foauj was dripp from his
flanks, his nostrils expled ai d his
lica? cf?ct as he was be urged for
ward by his dashing ridt I noticed
General Loo closely. His eyes
sparkled as he suddenly xclaimed:
''It is Job Stuart." H vas alone
am: near enough by tliis t > for us to
hear his voice as it rang oupon the
"If you want to have a go?time,
Jinc the cavalry.*'
Stuart's blue eyes fiashohis gray
cloak was thrown back overs shoul
ders showing plainly the recuing, a
heavy black plume lloatcd -k from
his soft, felt li?t, and a hdsotnc
Confederate uniform adornccis per
son. It was the lirst time I d q\ er
seen General Stuart, and all e boy
ish martial spirit was fired at t .sight
of these two gallant warrioraupcrb
in appearance, magnificent itotion
and grauu in heart and life.
Stuart soon reached us andiaid:
"Hello! Kitz, what's the matteiown
k seems that Stuart had hea of
(Vverill's contemplated attack ion
IjCo, and had taken the train at b.d
?ricksburg, gotten oil at Culpe,or
Courthouse, mounted a horse ant.y
lard riding and reached us in time r
he fight. General Lee replied to hi
ha? h<> was going to have a little f
ind was glad to see him. YYhereup.
?encrai Stuart, who had dismount!
orm his horse i:ind was in the act
. mounting, said, '"Where iri Pelham?
aid, turning, said, ''ti ll Pelham t<
ri A'; 'em witli bis artillery." Aftci
, hearty good joke and a laugh Stuart
hen said: "Fit/., are you ready? I><'u't
M A veiiil get you."
Lee received the remark with a
augh and nil they went, drawing their
aloes aud ordering C. II. Powell, the
tugler, to sound the charge. As their
abren flashed in the sunlight they led
he First Regiment into a headlong
harge. Veils broke forth from every
hroat, the horses seemed crazed with
xcitcment and in a twinkling of an
ye the regiment burst upon the enc
uy, who had formed in front of a stone
?all. The clanging of sabres, the
rack of the carbine, the smoke is lift
d and for a time the struggle is end
d. The YankccB stood their ground
rith unusual courage. Numbers on
oth sidos have fallen from their hor
es, pierocd by sabre and minie balls,
'harge after charge is followed in
uick succession. The battlo again
iges, while dismounted Federals be
ind the rock wall poured a galling
rc into our thin and bleeding ranks
tuart and Lee could be seen in front
f evcy regiment, 'leading them on in
esperatc charges, fighting band to
and. The Yankees are now pouring
l on our left flank, while the Confed
rates for a time retire, fightinc brave
7 and contesting every foot of
round. Our regiments then reform
1 aloug the edge of some timber,
hile Pelham's batteries unlimbored
i the crest of the hill to our left
id soon mingled their crashing re
>rts with the inoessant fire of oar
While the batterios were pouring
tot and shell into tho advancing ene
y, young Pelham left his pieces and
ined Stuart and Lee in a desperate
large, and in the act of cheering on
s men he fell pierced by a fragment
shell from the enemy's guns. Just
Fitz Lcc was leading another rcgi
jnt into a charge I passed him and
ticcd his horse suddenly stop, reel
one side and fall to the ground,
iTced by a minie ball. Ilowas soon
inouutcd on another horse furnished
an aid, and in a few moments he
is in the thickest of the fight. <^en
iil Stuart was in a hand-to hand fight
th the Sooond and Third Regiments
they gallantly beat back a desper
u effort made by the Yankees tit turn
x lcfi tluuk. The rebel yell is heard
I along tho line and the Yankees are
en rapidly retiring from the field,
le day is now drawing to a close,
nie Averill fails in his effort to
ush out the gallant Lee and Stuart
id their v.-.liant 800.
The rebel yell is still hoard along
e line.as the rumbling sounds of tho
ii eel s of Avc rill's artillery arc heard
pidly retreating toward the river,
e now wend our way baok to oamp
tho setting sun sinks behind the
lue Ridge mountains, crimsoned as
ough bathed in tho blood of tho ho
io dead who had fallen upon the
inks of the Rappahannook.
The gallant Pelham is dead!
Something on his comrade's oheek
"ashed off tho stain of powder."
Du. Wm. B. Conway,
arporal Co. C, 4th Reg. Va. Cev.
Athens, Ga.
A Core for Lumbago.
W. C. Williamson, of AmhcrU, Vs.,
\ys : "For more than a year I suffer
l from lumbago. I finally tried ,
karaberlain'r Pain Balm and it gave L
o entire relief, which all other rcme^
cs had failed to do." Sold by Orr
ray & Co.
( arlyh : thai ?.:.< of the mbsf
rciiaukable incddonts in Li. :? >ry was
.In.; of tho making of George Fox's
of leather, lie made it him
-elf. Tlie man, the first of the
Friends, and by trade a shoemaker,
A'as one to whom the divine ideal of
ihc universe seemed to be manifest
ed. Fox made shoes until he be
?ame so interested in the books he
iad studied that he could not hold
limself in check. Ho had to
preach. He had no clothes fit to
A'ear, so he made himself a leather
uit that would withstand years of
iveor. Carlyle wrote, "Let some
Angelo or Uo-a picture George Fox
m that morning when ho spread
)Ut his cutting board for the last
time ami cut cowhides by unwonted
patterns, und stitched them together
into one continuous: nil including
case, the farewell service of his
"Jloger Sherman never paid n
foolish thing in his life," said
'J'homn ilcdl'erson. "i?oger Sher
maii had more common sense than
any other man I ever knew," said
nurd her eminent man. "When 1
om<- in late, ami do not know
which way to vote," said Fisher
Anus. "I ask how Sherman voted.
Ife always votes right.". Sherman
tt'as one of the signers of the Decla
ration of independence. lie was a
shoemaker until he was twenty-one
rears old. People used to point out
where he sat, where he worked ami
studied, and where he could set Iii?
hook so that he could glance at iti
in the interval of the work of tha
hammer and the awl. Of Iiis eon
nod ion with the "gentle craft" he
was never ashamed. He declared in,
congress against a certain contract;
for shoes. "The charges are ex*
orbitnnt," ho said, which fact he)
proved by specifying the cost of tho
lout her and the materials and of the
work. The minuteness with which
this was done excited surprise, and
thon he said to the Committee, "1
am by trade n shoemaker." Ves, a
pittri ami shoemaker h<; was, ami
In bo h capacities he was pre-emi
nent : ?r common sense.?Success.
A Train Probiere.
It i- seldom, indeed, that the fol
)winu; question i.i answered correct
A train starts daily from San
VanA-ro to New York and one
dily n-oin New York to San Fran
ctco, |)?' journey lasting five days.
Hrajj Jianv trains will n traveler
m^'t ?fi journeying from New York
to vftioFrancisco?
Abojt ninety-nine persons out of
a hundad would say five trains, as a
mattes if course. The fact is over
looked; fiat every day during the
journey a fresh trnin is starting
from tn other end, while there are
f vc train on the way to begin with.
Conseqnatly the traveler will meet
n<?t five tains, but ten.
What a "Inch" of Rain Means.
Few pfcple can form a definite
idea of/yhat is involved in the ex
pression, ; An inch of rain." It
may aid sth to follow this curious
calculation \An acre is equal to
6,272,040 iniaro inches. An inch
deep of wsnr on this area will be
as many ethic inches of water,
wh|eh, at ;<Mf to the gallon, is
22,000 gaums. This immense
quantity of-'ater will weigh 220,
000 pounds, e';100 tons. One-hun
dredth of an nch alone is equal to
one ton of waer to the acre.
What Your Temperature Should Be.
The temperature of the body of
a healthy perstA varies from about
97% to 98M.. deuces F. It is low
est between 2 a. m. and 4 a. m., and
highest in the a4ernoon between 4
p. m. and G p: rL The body may
feel hot: or cold It different times,
but its-actual temperature does not
alter by as much is a single degree,
whether^ a person in good health is
at tho hottest or boldest parts of
the earth, eating cl fasting, at rest
or taking violent e rcise.
Webster .and tie Clock.
Onco-while Danil Webster was
speaking in the sense on the sub
ject of internal inqrovements the
senate clock beg tolstrikc, but in
stead of striking twice at 2 p. m. it
continued without ctesation more
than forty times. 1
All cycaiwere turned! to the clock,
and Mr. V'ehster regained silent
until it had struck nlout twent}1,
when he thus appealed to the chair:
"Mr. President, tho ch\k is out of
order! I lkye the flood!"
The V/onderful Spider.
The body if every spid?r contains
four little rr.asses, pierced with a
multitude of holes (imperceptible to
the naked eye), each hole permitting
the passr cc of ^ single thread, all
the threads, to i.he amount of 1,000
to each mass, join together when
they come out and make the single
thread with which the spider spins
its^ web, so that what we call a
spider's thread consists of more
than 4,000 threads united.
A system regulator is a medicine
that strengthens and stimulates the
liver, kidneys, stomach and bowels.
Prickly Ash Bitters is a superior sys
tem regulator tt drives out all un
healthy conditions, promotes aotivity
of body and brain, restores good ap
petite, sound sleop and cheerful spir
its. Evans Pharmacy.
? A contemporary hus been gath
ering the causally statistics of foot
jall and finds that during the season
just ended eight pers m s were killed
iud s.veaty five injured.
A small boy on railroad tram can
I asily gel into trouble. A hctroit
man bad to leave his little sou while
he trau.saut cd some business with the
conductor, says the Free Press, and,
as was saturai enough, he gave the
boy careful instructions as to his be
"Now, Willie," he said, "I'm going
to be away just a few minutes. You
sit right where you are, and don't you
move a bit. If you do I'll spank you
good and hard. So don't stick your
head out of the window. You might
have it taken off if you do. Then
you wouldn't have any head, and you'd
get a spanking besides."
The man went away to find the con
ductor. After a few minutes he came
There was Willie with just his feet
aud the scat of his trousers sticking
in through tho window. He seemed to
be more outside than iuside, and mora
cver, whenever a telegraph pole whizz
ed by and looked especially close, he
would make a lunge for it, as if'trying
to catch it.
The father did not hesitate long.
Ile made a grab for the boy just as the
latter was making a lunge for a pole.
He pulled him in by the heels, laid
him over ..is knee and began to fulfill
his promise. The little fellow yelled
and yelled until he almost drowned
out the noise of the train ; but du
ring a lull in the uproar the father
heard a snicker behind him. He laid
tho boy down and turned around to see
what it meant.
There was his boo, two seats behind
and aoross thb aisle, with two fingers
in his mouth to keep his merriment
in. The mau looked again and rubbed
his eyes, but there was no mistake.
He looked ot the boy in his lap.
Behind the tears was a face that he
had never seen before. lie had spank
ed some other man's son.
Not Wlwi he Meant at'All.
Politeness, it is true, must have its j
origin in a kind heart and a desire to I
ploase; but tact aud thoughtfuluess i
aud quick wit arc also essential to
good manners.
A very stout hostess who was enter
taining a large company one evening,
turned to a group of young men who
were standing near her chair and smil
ingly asked:
"May I trouble one of you young
gentlemen for a glass of water from
the pitcher on the table?"
Several of the young men hurried to
comply with the request. One, who
was particularly active, succeeded in
reaching the table first.
As he handed the glass of water to
the hostess she complimented him on
his quickness.
"Oh, that's nothing," he said, "I
am used to it. I got into many a cir
cus and menagerie when I was a boy
by carrying water for the elephant."
It was only when he 3aw the ex
pression on the lady's fcoe, and no
ticed the silence, that the young man
realized what he had said-.?Ex
ohaoge. _
? J. M. Loogyear, of Marquette,.
Mich., who built himself a palatial
home at a cost of 9500,000 in that
city, has beoome so embitternd
against the oity for allowing a-, rail
road to run so near his property that
he will move the house, stone by
stone, to Boston, which project will
cost him almost as much as the house
itself cost originally.
? Dibbs (facetiously)?"This is a
pioture of my wife's first husband."
Dobbo?"Great snakes! What a brain
less looking idiot! But I didn't know
your wife was married before she met
you." a Dibbs?"She wasn't. That is
a picture of myself at the age of twen
We are showing this season ar
They are the latest in style, th
manship, the lowest in price, a
We sell all styles Low Do*
See the big stock on my floi
The Bishop's Predicament.
An interesting stpry of the late
Bishop Whipple is contributed by one
of the clergymen in his diocese. The
bishop's first wife was a strong be
liever in dreams, and, singularly
enough, many of her dreams came
true. One Sunday morning in Octo
ber, while they were at Faribault, she
aroused her husband and told him
mat her son in New Mexico was dy
ing. She described him as he lay on
a hard bed in a miserable adobe hut,
and declared that his ^erious condition
was due to inattention. She urged
the bishop to go at ofcoand rescue the
Obedient to his
op Whipple went, s
steam could carry
he found a t> le
which read: "Pro
New Mexico. Doj
fe's wishes, Bish
thward as fast as
an. At St. Louis
am awaiting him
od without delay to
t waste any time.
livery moment isdjireoious
v He followed directions and reached
his tcpson's Hi 1b just in time. The
scene was as Mrs. Whipple had de
scribed it. Th? boy was sick unto
death on a pahet of straw in an adobe
hut. What i ?odioal attention he had
received wa> doing him more harm
than good. /
It was apparent that he could not
survive another day insuoh surround
ings. Bishop Whipple had left in
such a hurry that he neglected to bring
any n:ore money than he needed for
his bare traveling expenses. In his
dilemma he wont to the bank and told
the cashier?a manly young Mexican?
his story- He needed money to ?et
bis -on out of the country; would/,ho
bank honor a draft. /
The cashier was impressed with the
recital.. "Any one can tell by locking
at you^lface," he said, "that yoi arc
a bislibp of the churoh of God and
that ytu speak the truth. Lsh.ll be
glad to accommodate you. Howmuoh
moueyU'o you want?"
The \ ishop drew on the biik for
$500, all he aud the sick mi were
soon on\heir way north. Tha ove to
God andman, the years of selfiuerifice
aud unslfish service for othej which
had writliu their indelible h?ory on
the goodjman's face were tic means
of savid the boy's liic-ifouth's
Companin. I
? In Arne parts of Peru fins" eggs
are used .?currency.
-? j-~ - ~ - l.?
?sDoctor?iot seldom give up&case, but
a mother I ever does. Whil|ifs lasts,
while the? is a spark of vitaty which
love's labi may fan into ajrame, she
toils untirfcly for the child & brought
into the vida. And sornettes where
the doctor* fail the mother succeeds.
She has ncorejudices. Anyneans she
will use viich will save
her child. g
The motbr's prescrip
tion given telow is a case
in point. |ler daughter
was given :p by physi
cians as sowing from an
incurable I (ease, called
"wasting o he digestive
organs." 1 : mother pre
scribed Dr. Ierce's Gold
en Medical iscovery and
n Favorite rescription,
and had th ?appiness o
seeing her aughter
restored tc perfect
Dr. Pie:
Golden M*
diseases GS ae
stomach and -i li
er organs <ctU
gestion ana lutrition
nourishing, |sh - fori
making newbood an
?Golden Maical
no alcohol ar.it is a'
It is a true
"My sister
Douglas Co.. Ni
good, and told
any more, aa
could not
It is a nerve
medicine ?
new life.
_ cry " contains
lutely free from
other narcotics.
Washington Co.r
and had several
n. of EU; City,
not do her any
mother bey would not com
coud help her. that she
tie ' tad ' wasting of the
. tn?her said to my sister:
' well, I almost icw tua Dr. Pierce'a medi
cines will cure t r So Si- bought s be bottles
three of 'Gold? Medics! Discovery' three of
' Favorite Pre sc tlon,' find some of the '.Pel
lets; ' and now t deter ,1 a Well woman.
" We thank yo ir your medicine."
Dr. Pierce'i ^om?on Sense Medical
Adviser, in pi ;r coiers, is sent free on
receipt of .iirme-qnt. stamps to pay
expanse of idling only. Address Dr.
R. V. Pierce, Iffalo N. Y.J
o the finest Bigs on wheels,
e best in mffi?l and work
11 things coxoered.
d You Have Always Bought and which bas been
rjso for over 30 years, has borne the signature of
and has beenniade under his per
sonal supervision since its infancy.
Allow no one to deceive yon in this.
All Counterfeits, Imitations and ?* Just-as-gocd** are bat
Experiments that trifle with and endanger thp health of
Inlauts and Children?Experience agnlnst Fa; p?riment.
ftoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare
gotic, Drops and Soothing Syrups, It is Pteasaut. It
coMains neither Opium, Morphine nor other NarcotiO
substance. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys Worms
ami allays Feverishness. It cures Diarrhoea, and Wind
Ot lie. It relieves Teething Troubles, euros Constipation
njid Fhituleucy. It assimilates the Food, regulates the
Stomach and Dowels, giving healthy and natural sleep*
The Children's Panacea?The Mother's Friend.
Bears, the Signature of
The KM You Have Always Bought
In Use For Over 30 Years,
WE have on hand the best selection of comfbrt-bringers for cold and
Lired feet that we have ever carried. Our long experience of ten years Shoe
buying has enabled us to select only the best values from the largest manu
facturers' lines. V j bought this season in such quantities that we can offer
to our customers better goods for less money than we have ever before been
able to do. You will, therefore, not consider that our Shoes are CHEAP
Shoes because they are lo??-priced. The little school fellow will find his
Shoes he buys of us the greatest delight of Winter, excepting his Christmas
juns, as Jack Frost will have uo terrors for him ; and his parents will find
;heir Winter's worries overcome, as our School Shoes, protect the purse as
well as the fee(. There are a few old shelf-worn Shoes in stock that we want
to sell at a large discount. They are pretty fair Shoes, but not as good as
lew?hence the big mark-down in price. They are yours . for > the cash only
while they last. They can't last long at.the price.
lift M
. " tlM 1-2 i ' I
The, Store where your Mends Trafte
order that you
" When the Leaves
Begin to Turn
[8 the time to sow OATS, RYE and BARLEY. Now, in
nay not come up lacking in harvest time, we have boaghtjGOOD SEED
3000 bushels Toxso Red Bust Proof OAs,
2000 bushels Ninety Six Bed Bust Projf Oats,
1000 bushels Winter Grazing Oats.
C&? Load Bye and Sarley. -
Could have sold the above without moving same for a Handsome profit,
out preferred to gjve.theni toryon^at a^oss, as we want to ? aply those that
have always patroniieo?'Ua. H v>
Recollect the above is only about one-quarter our usual pply, and is all
sve can get ; so come and secure your Seed at onoe. Can bu; plenty of Kan
sas Red Oata lor less ntoneyj but they, will not do iu this clim be.
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cu?o of calom?ty overtaking yon & :> in
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Drop in and see us about it. .
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