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?Capt. McDavid Tell?
The following interesting letter,
. viated September 5, han just been re
ceived by Mrs. I*. A. McDavid from
Capt. McDavid, who is now with the
> /irst South Carolina Infantry at the
Mauassas manoeuvcrs:
After forty-three years I am tent
ing again on the old camp ground.
Wc reached our camp last night and j
had to pitch tents after dark, so we j
wore all very tired, but got a good
night's rest.
This morning Captain Heatly Smith
"?rom Clover, York County, who was
in the Sharp Shooters, Jenkins' bri
gade, and myself hired a hack and
? took in the points whore we fought
forty-two and forty-threo years ago.
We first went to the Henry House,
.whore tho hardest fighting was dono
vduring the first battle.
All thc different points aro marked
-where Wade Hampton was wound
ed, right at this house, and where
S3ee and Barlow fell, and where Gen
eral Bee, just before he foll, gave
.Jackson tho immortal name of "Stone
'From there we drove to tho Stone
ihouse, thence to see Mrs. Dogan, who
?lives near Georgetown. She gave us
?a great deal of information about the
?position of the different commands in
-?Action. We did this in order to locate
.the lines of the second battle. After
trying in vain to locate our position,
v.Jenkins' brigade,) we drove to Stone
'Bridge, where the Fourth South Caro
lina received its first taste of real war.
I saw tho spot where the first man in
thc battle was killed, A. D. Brown of
-our company, and whero Wilton Earle
.was mortally wounded, also where
Adjutant Wilkes waB killed.
Capt. Smith was not interested in
-?iho position of the first battle, so I
'yielded to him, and we drove back to
- the field of the second battle, where
?-.ve dismissed the haok and took it
afoot. After wandering for hours we
"Jound at last just what I wanted, the
i^plaoe whero Hood's brigade fought
the Fifth New York Zouaves, which I
-.witnessed from my position. From
.that point we went to the very spot
where Jenkins' brigade made a grand
- ohargo and the Second Rifles sustain
ed the greatest loss. I carried the
-joioro through it all and aro p,;vo to
view the plaoe where so mau y brave
.men fell. I found this printed on a
a argo board to mark the spot:
"Here the Fifth New York Zouaves
Zoat 136 killed, 208 wounded and miss
ing and never aooounted for. Total,
351 out of 462 taken into aotion. This
doss was inflicted iuside of seven min
alton in radiating Hood's brigade,
^Longstreet's oharge. Largest loss on
areoord. August 30, 1862."
. Captain Smith waB in the Palmetto
^Sharn Shooters snd knew the spot
?where the five brave men were killed
-ind of that number the three sons of
Methodist preachers. I out two stick a
.clooo to the spot. I hope I will not
?JOGO them, for I know they are from
.the very spot, or within a few feet of
??Ye have been out all day. Carried
-?orne hard tack for lunch, and now I
?tm writing this by the light of a can
dle, and you can imagine how hard it
ris on my eyes. We have orders
^,0 leave herc at 4.30 in tie morning
Co march to Thoroughfare Oap, 15
miles away, to attaok the Brown army.
X thought I would get out of that
tramp, but I have orders to go with
them to assist in taking care of the
"wounded." Being under military
-discipline, I suppose I must go.
JO was very siok all day Sunday and
?afhea we reaohed oamp, I waa in bad
.shape, hut the boys fixed me to bed
.on a nice cot, and tuoked the cover
?around me like I was a child. I slept
weH, and waa able ' to take to-day's
Aramp of ten miles or more.
1 have just reoeived a oopy of The
?'Greenville News in whioh young Jen
v"iina -gives me a grand send off. I was
. never an officer in the Palmetto Rifle
vmen, however, I was a private io that
\30um&ny-, nor was that oompany in
Col. bowen's regiment. Company L,
2nd Rifles, Colonel Bowen, is the cor
/Sverything looks natural around
c' irrere. Camps are in every direction,
?and 'it iooks like war in earnest.
"Everything is oarried on in grand
r- style. Even the water in the springs
and wells has been analysed and mark
' ?d either good or bad, and neither
maoNSor Vi o aa t is allowed to use tba
v.-ijtsvdemned. 43o>far as the government
employes ara concerned, telephones,
./telegraph signal corps, rocket?, oto.,
rplsoejatt pointa in instant communi
cation. It is perfect in that raspeo I
. ?andvahe mazseeuvers thia weak will be
v, grand.
< Capt Smith and myself reooive a
Tgrsat deal of attention from the North
ern troops, especially the Fourteenth
Ne?? York. Soma of the o&oers of
3 ?that regiment wera in the twp battles,
ol' tho Mantissas Ma
and when wc go near them each com
pany turns out and gives three cheers
for tho oid Confederate Veterans.
The Fourteenth New Yurie is io our
brigade and afine body of men. Tho
ladies, too, are good to us. They ask
us to come aud dine with them and
want UM to tell them all about the war
and what we killed each other for, etc.
I enjoy it all in a sad way, for I re
member that on this famous field I
saw the last of some of my truest and
bravest friends.
Our wing of the army will make tho
first attack at Thoroughfare <iap, will
bo there two days, return and the
other wing will attack us. All will
wind up Saturday with a grand re
The Daughters of the Cuiifederaoy
have erected a beautiful monument
near Groveton which was unveiled
last week, and General Corbin was
one of the apeakors, a New York
band furnished the music, and a
! chaplain of a New York regiment
offered the prayer. The ladies of ]
this chapter tell me it was a perfect
love feast. All those army officers
paid such glowing tributes to the
Confederate dead. They all rebuke
me because I am not wearing my
Cross of Honor. I never thought of
it, and regret that I should have for
I suppose wo will reach homo on
Monday unless wo go to Washington,
and I don't think there is much chance
of that. I am enjoying camp life so
far and feel like I can march as far as
any of the young soldiers.-Greenville
Florence, September 12.-The boys
from South Carolina are now all baok
in their own homes. They have had
a good timo and have enjoyed the trip,
but it has been a hard week on them,
and they have surprised themselves
at the amount of work they had to do.
Some very pleasant acquaintances
have been made with men in all sec
tions of the country, and one realizes
that after all the world is not so big
as it seema and people in the United
States are very much alike in many
ways, whether they oome from Maine,
Texas or South Carolina.
The militia have acquitted them
selves with oredit. They showed that
they were quite able to endure the
hardships that the regulars sometimes
have to undergo. It is not often that
the regulars have such marching as
fell to the lot of *he troops at Ma?an
?os, and regula ? well as militia Tell
out on that maVoh.
Many of the men who fell out of
line were muoh more able to4 keep up
with the procession than some who
stayed in, but they found it more
pleasant to sit in the shade by the
roadside or visit some attraotive farm
home, where milk and butter and eggs
and good thimgs, mainly pies, were
The fact that the troops from
Thoroughfare did not oare to maroh
fourteen miles to go in a parade that
was largely for the benefit of the so
ciety folk, whan their suits were
grimy and dust stained, does not mean
that they were incapacitated. They
went to Washington that same day as
merry as oriokets.
There was no "kiok" on the fare
furnished the men, as has been indi*
oated. There wai good light bread to
throw away day after day, all the
fresh beef that was needed, oanned
jam was issued onoe and was very
much enjoyed. Rice and beans were
also io the menu and potatoes in plen
ty. If any company Buffered for laek
of rations it was through its own care
The whole Brown division suffered
for laok of water, the Government
having been disappointed in the yield
of one of the wells, and when the men
oame back from their long and tire
some marches they were confronted
by the condition of short water, fre
i quently not a drop to be had until it
could be doled out to ono regiment at
a time.
The chief "kiok" cornea in on the
lack of equipment of the regiment,
fe . which the United Stales Govern
ment was not responsible.
As to the camp itself, it was a dis
grace to the 8tatet beoauae there was
not tenta enough for half the com
panies. Two of the largest in the
regiment bad two little tents, each for
forty men, an til the shelter tents
were issued, whioh are a very poor
substitute. Axes and spades had to
bo borrowed from the regulars, who
were kind enough to help aa, and we
are deeply grateful to the officers and
r n of the 8th infantry, who helped
aa materially in making ap ?he woof al
deficiencies of oar regiment. Tho lat
South Carolina seamed to have pretty
good equipment, but we suffered and
wera ashamed.
The boys behaved themselves very
well an a rule. South Car dina ha^ 'y\>t
a- good wea and some just a* bad as
are in thc militia of any .Stale in the
Inion. The encampment has show?
us several things that arc badly ccei'.
ed to bring the militia up to tho stand
ard that it should attain.
The manoeuvres have not be
without good results in many way
The oflioers of the volunteer
arc learning and the militia are be,
ning to see that military duty "r
the Diok bill is not at all p
will make of the volunteer for.?6
citizen soldier, as effective a stace. ?
army as any country in tho world
would need, and the more effeotivo the
army is the less danger there is of its
being needed.
The Southern Road handled the
immense crowds remarkably well, but
there wero many vexatious delays.
The militia piled on the trains going
and coming from tue nose of thc pilot
to the bumper on tho re?r car, over
and under, anywhere, to get in. Fre
quetly no attempt was made to collect
Tho delay in getting the trains out
of Thoroughfare was the most vexa
tious that we had to endure. In this
instance we wero marohed down to
take the train at 7.45, and after spend
ing five hours . in the sun, managed to
get on our oars, which were moved
?orne time later.
The trip home was without incident.
It was made very pleasant by tho cor
diality of tho people along the route,
where the train stopped. In fact, the
people of Virginia have been unusual
ly kind to the boys, and were liberal
and hospitable to a most surprising
degree, Not a man who spent the
past week in those hills but should
feel warmly to the good people of the
i country ho visited.
I The Government had all of the
j liquor shops in reach of the oamp shut
up and the boyo could get nothing but
soft drinks unlonn they otruok a moon
shine still or went to Washington.
The stills made nothing but apple
brandy, for that country is an apple
orchard from one ond to the other.
The bornes are beautiful and the most
striking feature to us is the lack of
tenantry on a farm. Two or three
wage hands afford all the labor on the
big plantation, but tho people say that
they have just as muoh trouble with
those few as we have with the many
that we have here.
In the manoeuvres it was freely
said among the military men that Gen.
Grant had been so sharply criticised
for lack of military judgment and skill,
that he had boen so badly out-gener
ailed that he wanted to give up the
fight as planned, and have a set pro
gramme, a regular bluff, but Gen. Bell,
whose successes had been so marked,
refused to do it, and the manoeuvres
were about to come to an end.
The tone of the presB dispatohes
seem to show that the powers that be
have been trying to soften Gen.
Grant's fall, beoausehe is his father's
son, but that, if matters are pressed
io that direction, there will be another
Sampson and Sohley controversy. Gen.
Bell is very popular with his men.
He Beems to be very genial and pleas
_. TT_ _- ?J_iL. _:_V4 il.a
Suv. :io ciuijjjtu uu tfuv usgub iua?
we had marohed so far and so well in
froot of the South Carolina regiment
just as they were bivouacing on the
hill and. spoke to the boys very pleas
All that "rot" about men having to
salute officers of the negro regiment
was talk, nothing else. Men saluted
whom they pleased and left off the sa
lute generally. They did not even
have to salute white officers, and did
not do it, but the negro company gave
rise to lots of exoiting talk at home as
well as in camp.-H. M. Ayer in the
NewB and Courier.
? Smart Dog.
A butcher narrated ihe other day a
story illustrative df the intelligence
of dogs.
"A patron of mino," he said, "had
a collie that oame to me one morning
with a slip of paper in his mouth.
" 'Hello, doggie,' said I, and the
eollie wagged his tail and dropped the
paper on tho floor at my feet. I open
ed it. It was a signed order from his
master for a pieoe of sausage. I gave
him the sausage. He ate it and went
"Timo after time the collie oame
with these orders to me, and finally I
Btopned reading them. Bach, I pre
sumed, was for a sausage, and bach
procured a sausage. I suppose, all
told, the dog got as many as twenty
pounds of sausage from me in two
"But the master, when I presented
my bill, kicked. He said he had only
given the dog about a dosen orders,
whereas I must have honored nearly a
"Well, the upshot was thai th? two
of us got together'and did a little
detective work. Wo watched the dog.
And do yea know what we found ?
Why, we found that this cunning dog,
whenever a sausage hunger seised
him. ?enid grab up a piece of white
paper-tiny pieoe he could find-and
bring it to mo*.
VI had been careless, von iee', never
looking at the paper, and through my
carelessness the eollie had , fooled me
for two months.7' .
A l'oOl ? ofliuti.
Mrs. Annie M. Walker, of Phila
delphia, ia now one of the wealthiest
women in thf? <vorld. She ia worth
Through the death of her father,
William Weightman, who laid the
foundation of his fortuno by Belling
'?nine to the government during the
.1 war, she inherits an immense
ufacturing establishment besides
Gildings io real estate,
.or woman I
Do not regard the expression as
ironical or even facetious. It is not
so intended. Any woman who is
bound to the task of looking after
$50,000,000, as this woman proposes,
is to be pitied.
If she gives herself wholly to tho
conservation of the largo estate seek
iog to add other millions, her soul
will shrivel as the dollars increase.
If she decides to give largely to bene
volence and charity nho will be bad
gered the balanoe of her days and will
disoover, at last, that much of her
giving has been beatowed upon an no
worthy or ungrateful people or cause.
In either event she will have no leis
ure in which to live her life.
Every aot will be blazoned. In this
land of predatory reporters she will
on joy soant privacy. The newspapers
will tell what she eats and wears, wheo
she gets up and when, if not how, she
goes to bed-every item in the routine
of her existence will be public proper
ty. The camera fiend wilt lie ia wait
at every corner.
Already the unfortunate woman has
bad a taste of undesirable publicity.
The next day after the newspapers
announced her inheritance policemen
had to olear the streets of the curi
osity seekers before she could enter
her oarriage.
I "Blessed be nothing," said the
j yokel in his hut, turning over one
freezing morning to enjoy another
nap, while the low of his neighbor's
oattle, demanding to be fed, filled his
His view io the limit on the other
extreme. Most of us who have sized
up the pros and cons of property pos
sessions will be inclined to pray the
little prayer of Hagar
"Give me neither poverty or
riohes I"
Raising Red Cotton.
An interesting specimen of red cot
ton raised by Mr. Belcher on the farm
of T)r. Jesse Cleveland was on exhibi
tion at Jno..B. Cleveland's office this
morning. The red cotton is an ex
periment in this country, and Mr.
Belcher has cultivated a small patch
this season whioh has so far proven
The red ootton stalk is considera
ble larger than the ordinary ootton
grown in this seotion and the fibre is
said to be very fine and well adapted
to manufacturing purposes. The ?talk
whioh Mr. Belcher brought to the
city thia morning oontainod more than.
100 well developed bolls, esd the
specimen attraoted a great deal of at
tention. Mr. Beloher also brought in
several heavily fruited stalks of or
dinary ?oiio?, >.usj o? these bearing
75 bolls.
This is the first instance, aB far as
known, where an attempt has been
made to cultivate the red ootton in
this section, and whether the experi
ment will result in the planting of
large Golds in this variety of ootton
cannot be predio te d yet.-Spartanburg
The great remedy for nervous
enron* of either sex. such as t>
Impotency, Nightly ^missions
of Tobacco or Opium, which lo
inTft HQItlfi es order wo guarantee to euro
ArUnUdlHOa ? Doses for ?5.0?). DJB. HOI
G-eneral L
On annhing in our line and we will nu
ESTING. We have a limited amount
Sound, Cheap Flo
At 93.50!
Wehavoa splendid line ?f BUG
want to sell you. '. , ? ^
We have some good WAGONS oh
' ir COME TO. gEE TO.. ]^??
Traill Waited for Lirge l'art j.
A New York public tuan, large ia
boiy us well as in brain, during tbe
session of the legislature last winter
had io nieet a committee in Centrai
New York, but found in starting that
he had only one minute in Utica to
change from one railway station to an
other, one hundred yards away, re
lates the Philadelphia Ledger.
Fearing that his weight would pre
vent him getting to the second station
on time, ho telegraped to the railway
officials :
"Please hold No. 6 five minutes for
large party on the Southwestern Lim
The conductor and train hands were
all utanding ready to assist the "large
party" on board, when the one solita
ry individual came smilingly up the
"Where ie the rest of your party?"
said the conductor, looking expectant
ly down the platform.
"I am all here, captain-240 pounds
without my overcoat. Weighed last
night. Much obliged."
What the World Wants.
Men who cannot be bought.
Men whose word is their bond.
Men who put character above wealth.
Men who possess opinions and a will.
Men who see the divine in the com
Men who would "rather be right than
ho president."
Men who will not lose their indi
viduality in a crowd.
Men who will not think anything
profitable that is dishonest.
Men who will be as honest in small
things as in great things.
Men who will make no compromise
with questionable things.
Men whose ambitions are nob con
fined to their own selfish desires.
Men who are willing to sacrifice pri
vate interests for the public good.
Men who are not afraid to take
chances, who are not afraid of failure.
Men of courage, who are not cow
ards in any part of their nature.
Men who are larger than their busi
ness, who overtop their vocation.
Men who will give thirty-six inoheB
for a yard, and thirty-two quarts tor a
Philanthropists who will, not let
their right hand know what their left
hand is doing.
Men who will not have one brand of
honesty for business purposes and an
other for private life.
Ills Wedding Present.
Congressman Perkins was in the
offices of a friend, a justice of the
peace, when a couple came iu to be
married, says the Christian Kegister.
After the ceremony the justioe accept
ed a modest fee and handed the bride
j an umbrella as she went out. Mr.
Perkins looked gravely and asked :
j "Do you always do that, Charles ?"
"Do what-marry them ? Oh, yes.'
"No. I mean bestow a preoeat oa
the bride."
"A present ? Why, wasn't that her
umbrella ?" gasped the justioe.
"No, it was mine," replied the con
gressman, sadly.
- Wall Street-So your son is
studying law. Do you expect that he
will atiok to it ? Speculator-Oh, no,
I just want him to know enough about
it so that he will he able to evade it
i '?TP! . 3aSO'XuX"8S
? . mfg H^yniiMH-wi-in jg?Trf iTiffB
prostration and alt diseases or the generativa
1er voup.P?wstratlon. Falling or Los? Manhood,
, iroutnnucamms, mental worry, ?xo?sa?v? Us?
ad to Consumption and Insanity. With every
or retond the money. Sold at *S.OOjper box,
i .. Hi-' P. VANDIVER. '
ar for Hog Feed,
?er barrel.
Tours for Trade,
3S. &
SHS ur
QIE3 and HARNESS cheap, and]
? Price.
p^^-^^jlll ^ ?Tfl BI'S
i MiMI I Ultu IU mn
j; jj ?The Kind Yow Have
ifiMBBBHl Always Bough!
AVegetabiePfcpaf^UorirorA^- ; m
t^i^e^^ |H Bears tue \
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) ni ?^fs ' C':; p
Aperfecl Remedy forConstipn- ' JJ vj * V%HI
Wonns.Corrvulsions.Feverish- ? u j I j ^r-j (jj; nn ^ n
ness and Loss OF SLEEP. 1111 UV Ul
Fae Sin?ts Signature of ^
Thirty Years
L___. ~-/*M V? ?W ? fi anna ?
Car Load
Studobafc er Wagons just arrived.
Car of Kentucky, Old Hickory and Tennessee Wagons ?ti |
Also, three cars of Buggies, Carriages, Surreys and plea>|
ure Vehicles generally.
Call and see us.
Have juBt received one Car Load of HOG FEED
(Shorts) at vet y cloae prices. Come before they are
ali gone. Now is the time for throwing
Around your premises to prevent a case of fever or
some other disease, that will cost yon very much more
than th? pric? of a barrel of Lime ($1.00.) We have
a fresh shipment in stock, and will be glad to tend you
some. If you contemplate building a barn or any
other building, see us before buying your
A_a mo aol i the very best qualities ox ly .
Come to us for your Seed.
Fresh shipment just in-all varieties.
Also, come td na for anything in the
Prescription Braggatts.
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A? C.
Office Over Farnen Md Mt
. Bank.
SPECIAL attention given fo thohigb li
elaaaea of Dental work. Crowns, Brld# .1
and Porcelain Talaya, auch as ar? dona i
the larger cl?iea. . '." V7
Ali of P'atea made. Gold FA
Iago iii artificia], teeth any Urne aft B(
PJatea are made.
Oxygon Ga? md Local AaseriheU kl
given for the?*!siege BatttwttonOf teel .
Bleeding and iiiaeaaedgUma treated, to
??B- All calle i J the oonntry and noi m
by Towna for tl.e Painleaa Extraction
Teoth promptly attended to by a coraf ?
tant assistant ? ^
A mau thinks it ls when the
msuran^euggests itsslf^tt^^
Sread whea*wa?flo^,hhu^Sy ,
suddenly overtakes yon, and the only way
sjirein a aohd Company lil
The Bffutnai Benefit Ufe IDS. GO.
Drop k\ and e*e us about it.
Pwple?,Ba*k Boll ding, AND5B?0N, 8.0

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