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How Two of Them WenvHeld
in Confinement.
Recollections of Arduous Services-In?
cidents and Reminiscence?Songs
and Poems?Personal In?
Editor of The Tlmes-Dlspatch:
Sir,?Powhatan Bouldln, my brother, ro
contly In looking; over some old letters,
came ncross the follow-In? letter:
The Doctor Ruckor referred to was re?
tained by us and was Imprisoned the
greater part of the timo at Plttsylvanla
Courthouse. Ya. When the yankee au?
thorities learned this they retaliated by
holding Dr. James C. Green, late of Dan?
ville, Va., then ? Burgeon in the Confed?
erate army. Dr. Green was kept in soli?
tary conflnment by the Yankees for a
year?until Dr. Ruckcr mado Ms escapo
nnd got back to the Federal lines. Then
ho was Allowed to come home.
IRiw, Rucket? made Ills oscape has nev?
er been told as far.n-i I know. By some
merins ho got out or was let out by nn
ou.t-skler, for the Jail was not broken. He
went near Lynchburg? and Covlngton
wluiii he got out of prison, on his way to
Vest yirglnla. Great Influences wore
enlisted to have Dr. Green released, but
to no effect. We contended that Ruch?
er could bo held under the rulos of war.
because ho was churn un with piloting the
enemy In his own country and burning
Cow-Ptistur? River bridge; nnd becauso
lu? was under Indictments by the grand
Jury at Covlngton tor killing a man; but
Dr. Green, who ' wan a regular surgeon,
Ief.tr in charge of the wounded and held
under no? charge, could not be held, It
wits no avail, though, nnd tho escape
cil l.ifcktrr was a happy solution of tlio
Rut few of our citizens, evon In Dan
ylllo. whero Dr. Greori was so much ad?
mired and beloved, know that he tlnifi
suffered in solitary confinement, whllo
Ei-rving a, cause so Just and dear to us nil.
Very truly yours,
Formerly Captain Company O, 14th Vir?
ginia Civ", C. S. A. Danvll'lo, Va.. April
7, lOfJil.
Camp Near Union, July 80, '02.
Dear Brother,?I havo Just returned
from a six days' scout, on which we hid
the hardest time I have seen since I
Joined the army. AVo loft camp nn Wed?
nesday, the i.'.lrd, nnd after traveling nil
that day, about thirty miles, oampod for
the night at the font of Little Bowel
mountains, ten miles to the right of Mea?
dow Bluff, where tho enemy is now en?
camped. After resting on tho ground
with nothing- but our overcoats wo start?
ed the next morning by day-light on what
Is colled t-he' Wilderness Road, which
flanks Mjeadow: Bluff and leads on to
Charleston, Ka. The next night wo
camped ten miles from Nicholas county,
after tho hardest day's Journey I ever
made. While there we ascertained that
there wero two companies of Yankees
around with Enflold rifles with sword
bayonets. Having ascertained the ox
uct locality of the forces and pickets we
determined to storm tho town the next
morning about daylight. So, after Bleep?
ing a few hours, we aroso and started
on. All were nnilous to get to tho placo
and make tho attack, and thoy all seem?
ed determined to do or die.
Having gotten In a ?lutirter of a mile
of tho pickets we halted, when tho plane
were all mndo known and a particular
part assigned to each company. As we
entered, th? village, on either sido waa a
guard-bouse which was filled with sen?
tinels. Ah our company was Iho best
armed, the major thought it best lo givo
this to us. Having completed all tho ar
rangements and seeing that day was Just
'' hreaklng wo moved slowly along until
Bloating, Gravel, Dull Back Ache,
Kidney Diseases, Urinary Affections
cured by taking Stuart'? Olii and lluthu.
The worst forms of Kidney and ltludtler
Trouble, after every Intelligent remedy
hui? lulled, are always curatilo by taking
Btuim't-. Gin and Huehu. It is a blund, de?
Ilgtitfully pleasant tasi ing medicine, that
?cts directing on the kidneys and bladder,
quickly draining out every Impurity, heal?
ing and strengthening the kufneya, giving
them life and vigor. Stuart's Gin antl
JJiiLhu invarlally cures Bright'? Disease
and Diabetes even when the patient had
given up hope, or where they had been
tapi ed to diain off the accumulated
Agonizing pulna in the bach, swollen legs
or abdomen discharges nom the urethra,
neuralgia of the bladder, burning sensa?
tion or difficulty In passing water, also
a frequent desire or evc-n involuntary ills?
cha:;-'? o? the urini?, catarrh "f th* blad?
der, noi.? in the bladder, disagreeable
odor of the urine, scanty and high-col?
ored; rheumatism, wi.h aches end pains
In bone.-? and bulk. Ijeaih may fiu.jue.nt
ly follow ili??.-.?; symptoms.
For any of these symptom?
talita Stuart's Gin and Huchu, ami you
?will be restored to health, and your kid?
neys und bl?irtdcv perfectly cured Stuart's
Gin and Si ichu sweetens the mine,
cleanses the bladder, removes nil obstruc?
tions firtin [be kidneys and urethra, make?
the blood pure. The highest grade kid?
ney remedy made, Thoroughly tested for
pa t '..v years in hosi-luis and privat? orao?
lire .'J! iigf/ift.'K or by exirees, %\. SAM
!?! ;: BQTtLb, also circular, giving bomt?
? ? ??.?:.:?. 'lires made. FHICI?: hv v.ril
h r s .ii Drug Co., Atlanta. Ga
un tul vice given If sou describe your
trepidi :?' >ld I KIi hrnond. Vu., by
TRAQU. I'l'.i'G CO., 817 Bast Uroad
Btrn-t. < ..n m write, Stuart's Gin atuJj
iiuw.ii sent, i'i- vi^iLst, . > ,
tho picket hollowed halt. Wo paid no
attention to Ids warning, but moved
steadily along, when he fired nt the en?
tire colutimi but, as fortune would havo
It. no one wa struck. Tho %bug1o was
tlion sounded for tho Charge, and, In a
column of fOUVfl wo charged ? quarter of
a mllo. The earth trembled under us,
and It seemed as If a thousand horses
wero running at top ?speed. Hnving a
very long lino our column reached some
distance. As soon as our compnny
reached the house wo had to storm 1
modo tho mon dismount, leaving every
fourth man to hold the hordes. Part
of our company stormed ono house nnd
part .another. In a moment wo com?
menced rolling out tho prisoners. Some
woulel not como out of their houses un?
til wo ?et the houses on flro. As most
?if the Ynnkees wero In this end ot town,
our compnny took moro prisoners than
all the other threo parts together. AA'e
took thirty-five or forty. Ono or two
Yankees were killed by our ?company, and
ono or two wounded. Tho number of
killed, wounded and takon prisoners In
nil was eighty. AVo brought sixty-five
to camp. Among the prlsonero were a
lletitenant-colonel enpt.-iln nnd three lion
tenants. But nbove all wo took the fa?
mous Dr. Backer, who led tho Yankees
Into Alleghony county nnd burnt tho
Central Railroad bridge. General Lovlng
says if wa had not have oapttired an?
other man tho capture of this one man
was ample compensation for all of our
After hnving gotten ful of our prison?
ers safo to the rear wo proceeded to de?
stroy euch government etoros ns wore
there. ??? burnt up, I suppose, at least
f*2O.0OO worth of oil sorts ot stores. AA'e
burnt up largo quantities ot coffee, am?
munition, arms and clothing. Some of
tho boys got quite a quantity ot station?
ery out of tbo Commissary Department
ns weS.l ns many other things. We cap?
tured thirty head of horses and mules,
besides bringing back with us a hundred
Enfleld rifles.
I can with truth and candor say that
the conduct of all four companies?tho
Rockbrldge, Charlotte, Churchvlllo and
Valley?-wa!s splendid, and I feel particu?
larly gratified at our own company. I
never saw men moro detormlned In my
life, and not one showed any disposition
to back out. AAtth twonty-fleven men, I
took over thirty-five prisoners and guns.
Major Balloy, who commandod the expe?
dition, complimented ue particularly.
Many of the boys wero shot at, but not
one was struck. AVe went sixty miles
In roar of the enemy's camp and through
an enemy's country nil tho way. Wo
suffered a great deal from fatigue and
hunger, but were amply repaid. This
squadron and our company , have raised
their names flvo hundred timos higher,
and everybody Is praising us for our dar?
ing and most successful scout. Is It not
remarkable that not ono of our command
was hurt and not ono token prisoner? The
ATankco colonel whom wo took prisoner
says that It was tho most daring thing
which has boon done during the war. And
I must not neglect to.ndd that all hu?
manity which could bo used both in tho
capture and after thoy i wero taken was
used towards the prisoners.
Tho most of tho Yankees woro from
Ohio, and woro fighting material. If
there over was a set of men taken by
surprise, ilioy wore, for many of them
wero dr-agged out of their beds. Gen?
eral Loving was delighted, and says he
know thnt this was a good company. Had
Ashby done what wo did it would bo all
over tho Confederato Stntes in a day or
so. I fool proud that tho Charlotte Cav?
alry was one of tho four companies that
composed this gallant band. AVo had not
more than 17? men, ofilcors and all. I am
In hopes soon to recruit this company to
Its full number. You must do something
for it towards recruiting it. * * ? ? ?
Yours etc.,
Company "F," Twenty-Sixth North Car?
(From the Lexington, Va., Oazette.)
Dear Editors: Aa kindly requested by
you, ? havo with pleasure' prepared tho
following artlclo for publication In your
excellent paper:
In my estimation, one of the greatest
honors ever conferred upon me, In a
clvlo or military- souse, wns a captain's
commission from the Confederate Gov?
ernment, which put me in command of
Company "F." of the 2fith Regiment of
North Carolina Arolunteore; and then, the
privilege of leading those gallant men
Into battio on tho gory field In front of
Gettysburg and its gun-crowned "Ceme?
tery Hill"?July 1, 1803.
Tho company wont Into action with
eighty-three muskets and three commle
seilned oflleere?the captain and two
lieutenants?making In all ninety-one
mon. It was, Indeed, a fateful field to
company "F," for, In the engagement
that followed, evory officer and every
mnn of the rank and file were either
killed or wounded. Thirty-one?more
than a third?wore killed and died from
wounds received. Thero wore In the
company three nets of twins, of whom
flvo were? killed and mortnlly woundeel.
There wero, also, in the company sixteen
men nf the. same family connection by
j the nomo of Coffey.
There can bo no doubt na to the credl
| hlllty of the? above statement, for eoon
after thn battio, while In a hospital In
Richmond, A'iu. I sent to ono of the city
papors?the Enquirer or Examiner?a list
?if the company's casualtlf-s, giving tint
only tho names of the killed and wound?
ed, but tho nature of the wounds receiv?
ed by eaoh. This report, very provi?
dentially, 1 pasted, during tho war, in tlie
back of my ?liter's album, where It was
tafely preserved,
Tho orderly sergeant. J. T. O. Hood,
who is still living, years ago, Alurch, '83
and January, 'U5, corroborated the facts
and figures, as given by me, from memo?
ry and by documents In his posHeealon.
To this may be added the sworn state?
ment of Air. Jumes D. Moore, oashler of
ihe First National Bank. Gastonla, N,
0, It was published In tho "Post" of
Raleigh, N. C February 11, ItJOO. And
to mako the claim muro than doubly Mire
and certain. Colonel UHM un 11. H. Bur
gwyn, president <>f the AVoldon National
Bank, verified tho ..)..,!?, matter by a
thorough examination of the company's
muster and pay rolls, which are sill ex?
Below ??-? tho ?a????]??? s of the com?
pany at Gotlynbui-? a? published, at the
timo In the Richmond paperi
Lieutenant John B, liolloway, Privates
Robert At. Braswoll, Robert H. Can weih
1. H. Coffey, Cleveland Ceilfey, t. J, (;o
tnrt, Thomas Crump, Jaiiie?s pMl; Wll
Ham Fleming, Jackson Gragg, Abram
Hudson, j,,hn ? ?,?????, J. ?. Llttlujolm,
Joseph Phillips and AV. E. Phillips (twin?)
J. P. Shook, John A. Taylor, AV. L.
Thompson, .M. L Townsell,
Ml >.'*.'! .' I.I.Y \\<el XliKl.',
: ri?. Iti ' I. 1 ?.Ml . .1. Ii. ??%>if..y.
'J'h ?..... \!. ? loffi ?, \v, 8. ? loffey, liuiu.i
?tryui*,?,, Ji, j.1, ituy^ u, ,AV, Uvllo,??^
George Morgan. Joseph Bet-ier, Vf. ?. Sol
ter, Hosen. Stnlllnffrs, AA'llllnm Uliilnrdown.
Captain R. M. Tutti?*?, badly, rlttht. lerf;
Lieutenant 0. M, ftuddei-th. bndly, hand I
Sergeant J. T. C. Hood. badly", thigh nnel
foot; Sergonnt R. N. Hudspetli, by burst?
ing of fth?llj Serf/nnnt U. ('. I'eiffey badly
wrist; oCrpor-1 S. P. Phllynw, * badly,
thigh: Corporal ?. H. Courtney, log
broken, amputated; Prlvntes Hozekinli
Annas, badly in thigh; Goor**o Arney, leg
broken, iimput&toil; B, P. Badger, badly,
toot; Jos. Balrwtn, badly, thl*h.? '/.tiro
Bench, badly, hip; AV. AV. Bean, badly,
foot; AA1-. AA'. Bradford, slightly, nrm;
Nathan Bradshaw, slightly, knee; R. AV.
Brnswell, slightly, breast; John Bowman,
badly, thigh; Redmond Church, badly,
foot; J. C. Clark, brully, arm; AA'llllani
Clark, badly, foot, leg and slioulderi A.
J. Coffey, finger shot off; H. C. Courtney,
badly, thigh; J. I*. Coffey, by bursting
shell; B. AA'. Crisp, badly, thigh; H. C.
Crump, slightly, nrm; Nathaniel Cui
breath, badly, side; Thomns Curtis, arm
amputated; J. M, Holloway, badly,
brenst; Paul Howell, badly, thigh; Am?
brose Hudson, by bursting sbolli ?. M.
Huelepeth, badly, face; Q. AAr. Hudspcth,
badly, leg; AA'. AV. Kerby, ellghtly. shoul?
der; John Ktncald, badly, Fhoulder: Phil?
ip Largent, bndly thigh; Elknnah Matlils,
slightly, arm; James D. Moore, badly,
thigh; Noah Page, badly, thigh; AVm. R.
Pnyno, slightly, body; A. AA'. Perklni,
slightly, sido; Gideon Phllyaw, nllghtly,
hip; Oeorgo Porch, badly, back; Plnkney
Powell, slightly, hend; AI. M. Buder. bad?
ly, shoulder; AY. H. Rich, slightly, armj
AV. R. Rich, slightly, head: T. AA*. Setser,
badly, thigh; AVIlltnm Stellings, leg brok?
en; John M. Suelderth, badly, thigh; Ben?
jamin Taylor, slightly, heel; T. F. Sud
derth, slightly, finger; L. A. Thomas,
badly, nrm; J. C. Thompson, badly, shoul?
der;'C, A. Tut tie, slightly, unti; Richard
Upchurch, slightly, hand; J. AAT. Under
down, badly, thigh; Joseph AVInkler. bad?
ly, back; Israel Zimmerman, badly, leg.
Killed . in
Mortally wounded . 32
AVounded. hut recovered . 00
Total.??... OT
Again eand afterward, nt the batUe of
"Brlstow Station," tho company went
Into the engagement with 84 men and of?
ficers, of whom, in a few brief moments,
thirty-two were killed and wounded. Six
or seven woro left dead on that scono of
Moreover, tho company had some ro?
maneo connected with It. In 1802 a
young woman In mnn's attire, Jolnod its
ranks, received tho bounty of JSO, donned
the gray uniform, buckled on tho regula
toin accoutrements, nnd, with gun In
hand, drilled and did the duties of ? vet?
eran soldier for somo time. Finally she
made herself known to the great amuse?
ment of tho whole nrmy. Thon, afttr
having returned the bounty money and
replaced tho suit of Dixie gray with a
woman's gown, she went bnck in happy
mood and an enlarged acqualntanco, to
her mountain .home undor tno giant
Tho first colonel of the 26th Regiment
was the late and lamented Senator Zeb
B. Vnnce, from Buncombe county. N. C.
Tho gallant Colonel Harry K. Burgwyn
of Northampton county,. N. C. and
graduate of tho V. AI. I., waa killed while
In command of tho Regiment at Gettys?
burg. The brlgndo commander at Get?
tysburg was the Hon. James J. Petti
grew, who surrendered his noble life for
the Sunny South at Fulling AVaters on
tho retreat. His birthplace, I believe,
was Tyrrell county, N. C.
I mako the brief statements above, be
oauso Justly merited by the company,
and at this time, because of recent ref?
erences of the press to Its casualties at
They wero, Indeed, a splendid band of
chivalrous men, and with great powers
of endurance. They wore born and
roared, for the most part, In Caldwell
county. N. C, and right under the Bluo
Rldgo and Grandfather mountains. Mul?
tiplied honors would X 'bestow upon the
many of them who Bleep, and upon, tho
romnnnt of them among tho Hv'ngl
On tho first page of "Leopard Spots,"
Air. Dlxon, the author, refers to this
Company as from Campbell, Instead of
Caldwell county, N. C.
Respectfully submitted,
Captain Co. "F," 28th Rej^t, N. C.
One Who Bravely Fell on Roanoke Isl?
and 1862.
(For The Tlmes-Dlspateh.)
Tread softly! ror in yonder darkened
room, a hero lies ;pale and mutilated! A
cruel foo has sped tho fatal nhaft; and
Death has marked him for a victim.
A few fond friends are thero?ay e I bit?
ter tears oourso down tholr manly
cheoks, as they gaze upon their Chief.
Tho soldier sighs; his glassy eye Is
turned?he feebly mutters?. Perhaps the
thrice bleesed namo of mother parte
his bloodless Upa. Or It may be he
dreams of his sire?, hie chieftain father
In this, the trying hour!
A friend steps lightly to his side to
catch the last faint whisper. But a ruth?
less hand Is waved, a voice In stillen
murmur growls: "I yet will torture
'tho ho diel" The captive knight falls
hack; but with visage dark, wild yet
With martial air and brow serene, the
captor approaches his victim, stands at
tho rusti? couch, to gaze upon his vic?
tim. There he lies, almost lifeless. But,
he hears his country's cause Impeached!
The sacrlllgloue wish: "I hope we may
yet be reunited! The crimson ourront
leaps again Into the dying soldier's vein?.
Hie blue eyes blaze with Southern pride.
His bosom heaves with all his wonted pa?
triotism, aa he starts from his couch and
cries: "Never! Neverl Neverll"
Ohi Southern men arl*o, arise!
Cruol bonds still sever, again.
Let those clarion notes be heard
Let them ring out^-clearly now?
"Neverl Neverl N-e-v-e-r|"
?A Rebel and A Refugee.
A'irglnla on the Jamos, 1882.
Mr. Editor:?The Confederate Bazaar
carrlea me back Into the past. Howover,
I am not a worker now, personally or
pecuniarily; only an Interested wayfarer,
I found this little "scrap" where It had
been buried forty-one years, 'mid?well,
a debris, like Uh owner; crippled, on a
"Bfinr and yellow leaf." Should you deem
it. worthy a modest ?sorner In The Tlmes
Dlspateh, publish It. I am finite too old
to be hurt at u.? rejection.
Yours kindly,
Rlohmond, Aro., April 24th.
Two Confederate Poom?.
Washington, D. C, May 10, 1903.
Editor of The Timos-DlHpatch:
Sir,?In "The Confederato" of April ?8,
imuH?ru1* ?,l,Ue Ma?' ?**?? ?**- ???? ????,
??? YOU
plWtlng Ue*.rl, -lek bttduclit ' )MMihl,> ?*??*
..hit? ???}?->..- if coii.ilietUd. Ye-llow U
Ikjw.1, ere MguUr. l'Ho $ <*u.ti. %mm " "
Don't diet.
Use /G Dr'
Dea ne'e
Dyspepsia ?
,W J a r/FANKcou?\ Pills,
r"vr }?ftl\. j./, jf.h->CiL_ft p<Jt
published by the ladles of the Baisaar
lately held In Richmond, appeared two
little poems from my pen, entitled, re?
spectively, "Miss Winnie Davis" end
"The C-hains that Davis Wore." Aa a
result of lack of care in making coplea
for the printer, the vereea wore muUllat
ed almost beyond' recognition by the au?
thor of their being. I asir, therefore. In ]
Justice to myself, that you will give
space In The Tlmes-Dlepatch to a correot
version of the poems of which I speak.
The lines to Mies Davis appeared some
years ago In the Dispatch, on the occa?
sion of tho first visit of that young lady
to Richmond, her native city, after she
had reached the estate of womanhood.
Vory truly your?,
P. B. Toil -will confer an additional fa
ovr by publishing the poems not later
than Tuesday or Wednesday of this -week.
Should you hayo 'occasion to communi?
cate with me, direct to General Delivery,
city post-ofUoe-.here. H. M.
Tho Chains That Davis Wore.
Before a Jury;of his- peers he stands?
Our ?Jhlef In peace and war?
? Jury of the noble of all lands.
At History's Judgment-bar.
And freedom telle how, facing shame and
. death,
Her legions on he led? .
How rang his voice, like Oliver bugle's
* breath, ;'.
Where freeman;'fought and bled.
And victory, emerging from the gloom
And darknesn of tho strife, '
Besldo him walte with wreath of laurel
bloom ' ' ' .
To crown his noblo Ufe. ?[' \
Erect and, proud, before mankind'??'|
stands,' ?'.,??''. '.t'?', ?.,','??...',''; ' '-'. ??-?'v'.'1' '
As toweied to>e Kingly ^ Saul,
With puro and dauntless soul, while from
Ills hands
The chains of Iron fall.
And as they fall, as If with light afiame,
The glowing links behold)
For lo! the magic alchemy of Fame
Transmits them Into gold I
Miss Winnie Davis.
Oh, daughter of a princely elre, by South?
ern hearts adored,
Thlno eyes, as sapphire? bright and
clear, first kissed the light of day
Within our royal city's walls, begirt by
fire and sword;
Around which stood, In shattered ranks,
the baffled foo at bay.
Upon thine Infant ear there fell the ring?
ing battle-cry,
The shout of charging squadrons and
the din of war's alarms,
As up from trembling earth arose aloft
to echoing eky
Tho thunders of the mighty strife, as of
a world In arms!
But loi the scene Is changea to-day, and
Time, with loving band.
Is veiling, as with golden mist, the
memories of war;
i And Peace within our borders dwells and
o'er our Southern land
The blessings of her happy reign, abe
scatters near and far.
The echoes of the boom of guns, the
thrilling bugle call,
Have died away forevermore from val?
ley and from bill;
Upon the sunny air to-day no Jarring dis?
cords fall,
But hexmonles exultant rise from fac?
tory, lom and mill.
And softly blond, as forth they float In
muslo grand and sweet.
With voices of the fireside bright, and
busy street and mart,
Thy gracious presence In onr rolflat, with
Joy and pride to greet.
And bid then welcome, maiden fair, to
every home and bearti
Maryland Confederate Monument.
Look on this monument, "all ye that
pass by."
Let It epf-^k to the hejort as It speaks to
the eye. ??
JTor It tolls tho great mtessage that love
cannot dle?
That the hero in falling- 1? caught up to
the eky.
They aro here for & pnrpose, these us?
uran ot brass;
They shall utter their tale as the cen?
turies pass,
While timo on Its wings bears off th?
vile mass
Of the evils that sting and tft? woes that
To the man, to the vornan whoee heart
bled long ugo - ...
Bpeaka ? he faoo ot the youth in Its Wt
ter-folt woe; , ,
And ?aoh line of his form a? tt sln-oi
neat h a blow
In Instinct v/ltll th? Will to ?rw duty
o'on to, ?
To each hoy, tn ???? m-tlfle?- ??* whl?
piirs hla word _... ...
Of the clout hearty U?ftt m*rehed with.
tliolr banner ??furled,
Doing glorious deed? that one? rants;
tlirourh th* world.
As they weTon'not. grlnt <?-#"- when his
rod dart wan hurled,
?nit this Glory support* th? young Vio
tiin of war, , , .
The put?, beautiful ?oui tbat Its touoh
cannot marl , .
Toy/aid the ages that oom?, se?l lier
' look goes afnr,
?? th? Il.-uveii ?Wove, whore Urn'? real
ireuburoi uro, ?**? }}? ?""*
Virginia's Nloknamos.
Editor of The Tlraes-DiRpatch:
???,??? there nny nick-name? by which
the Virginians aro known, as the North
Carolina people aro, "Tnr-heol?7"
Tesi they tire dnrlslvoly or facetiously
called "If. If, VS."
PronsO, VA.
Editor of The Tlmos-Dlspatoht
Blr,?? nntl II nre two publishers. A
buy? a now story from Its author nnd
print* It In book form, 11 gets it copy
end would Uko to publish It In his news?
paper. Con he do so without getting A's
NO? he cannot.
Laurel Roformatpry.
Editor of The Tlmeii-Dlnpatch!
Blr,?Will you please tell me whloh is
the right name, the House of Correction
or the Reformatory??the house that thoy
lake unruly boys to. There Is a boy
here, whose parents cannot do a thing
with and they want to sent him there If
you will let me know the address.
ID. P.
Address Bupt. of the Reformatory, Lau?
rel, Va? If the boy Is white. If he Is
colored nddress the Bupt. of tho Refor?
matory at Hanover Courthouse,
To Polish a Table.
Editor of The Tlmes-Dlspatch ?
Will you kindly Inform ine how to re?
move varnish from a solid oak table end
restore the table to the original oak pol?
ish. I live In the country and have not
acones to a repairer of furniture.
"A. W."
Wo would suggest that you olean the
table with sonp and water ant* nib It dryi
then rub it well with any good furniture
polish, whloh must? also br all rubbed
dry, If you can't get tho furniture polish,
uno linseed oil and turpentine?halt and
The Subjunctive.
Editor of Th? Tlmes-Dlspatch:
Blr,?(Please advise mo through tho
"Query and Answer Column" whlt*h Is the
correct ^entonce: "I wish Socrates waa
hore" or "1 wish Socrates wero hero?" .
Kindly give me tho rulo for the correct
R. W. F. J.
"I wtah Socrates were hero" Is correct,
because . tho eenttmce contains a wish
that Implies non-fullfllment?it Is beyond
the pole, of realization. Such wishes,
like tho unreal condition, require the sub?
junctive. (Seo Adams Sherman Hill's [Be?
ginnings of Rhetorlo and Composition,
Page 180.)
Grammar and Geography.
Editor of The Times-Dispatch:
? Sir,?Please answer the following In
your next Sunday's Tlmes-Dlspatch:
L What 1b the highest mountain In
North ?America and what Is its height?
Some geographies give Mount Logan ?
some Mount St. Ellas and nomo Mount
Orizaba. 2.. Parso the word "horse" tu
the following sentence: "Of all the ani?
mals I admire the horse most." Our
teacher says horso In that sentence Is a
proper noun. Is It?
ignei?. ,>.;.. -CONSTANT READER.. ?...
"?'-"Mount McKinley, In Southern 'Alas?
ka, is the highest known mountain in
North America, being 20,401 feet high. -
2. "Howe" tn the sentence is a com?
mon noon used in a gcnerlo sense.
Parson Gray and Widow Green.
Richmond, Va-,
Edltor of The Tlmes-Dlspatch:
Can any of your readers give the origin
of the legend or the name of the author
who aimed to commemorate tho Incidents
in tho following verses that wore pub?
lished in an old almanac fifty or sixty
years ago?
L "The sun is set dear Parson Gray,
And clouds are in the West;
Come, draw your rein and get you
And tarry bore to rest"
?. "I thank you mnch," the parson eald,
"To-ntght I cannot stay;
Some other time I'll glady oall.
And spend with you a day."
The parson then rode away into the
gathering gloom of a dark night, on his
way to visit the Widow Oreen, with on
angry cloud rising and muttering in tho
0. And long and lonely was tbe rood,
The wind was High and keen)
But waiting him, with her eweet emllo
Was tho buxom Widow Green.
10. Oh, Widow Green, oh. Widow Green,
Tou almost mako me frown.
Is Positively Curable.
Interview with the pioneer manufaoterer, ?.
w. Bpauldlng, presidenti of the Bpauiaing Ba??
Company, Ban Fianolsoe,
Q.?We are told t. member of your family was
cured ot a oaso tnat tbe rtootor? praiouaeed
nrtght?? Disuaej, slthout'b It Is beLt?ved to b?
Uiourablo 1
A?---Tb?t I? ooiroe?,
^Q.-Don', you think the faota ought to be
A.-^Yea. If 1) will help anyone else you may
?ay that a eure was effected.,
??-You ?ay physlolantt had diagnosta M??
ease ?a UrluliW Disease t
?.?????G????*4. Too? told im the conflitto?
was ernie?!, wb-n my brother, woe had beea
helped by (bo Jb-ulioa Otmipouud, told tu of It,
wiped by ?lia F
?DO I seul for It
Q.?.Waa It loi
? loue bet?re a chango wa? noted ?
A.?-In a (?w week* toe Improvement was
Uaraetl. Tee sleep wa? better, and moro wat
a eradual return te ?-salili, ul.umi?,a n waa s
year b?f ?re we considera?! llie euro full aid per?
i?Ifnow of any other caer? 1
?Numbers of then?, 1'ia sure IJtola ?core?
Q.? Wer
fere there aey lati uvea t
?.?I know o? uose -vrbere 11 waa takea ta
??Cau you recall any lu-hylflual eurea t
?.?Several. I tailla? ??alisUaoguatnionce
about If, lie Wan to mead and ultimately re?
covered, and ipe? o ?upoly ot tat? Compound.
Ittllhimuen nia relut? to Mutilami. 1 ponaldpr
1 a cura fer Drf*-).,'? Distato when iaveu la
mo, ft qggbt nel ig bo uemiltied to die wltti
U aged auooTei-or, and lam glad tose?busi
basa mea aie (?ina to porne.ua?-> it,
Madie*) works aeree laat Bright'? l-laeaatt
suo Diubetoa aie Itiburabla, but Uf per uoot- are
?ioalljrelj? rec?v?iiiir uudor tlio Vultos Cow
tiiincU, lCoiuiuou rorwa of liiduoy cemplalut
?d rbaumatistn otior but i.uuri roalstuiuie.)
,-???..?! for thn ?1?3?1?'? Olaease anil il.Mfo
li.u niabctlo Cimt&nud, Jobn J- EOltuu Co.
<*i Miiiiitfuiaer ? ?ft., Baa Prauoiaoo. sul e noi?.
_ jo. sole oom
ponutioreT Fre? fctftin?ada'To?'netieula, Da?
niriptlvu pamphlet mailed freu,
For, hut for you. old Parson Gray
Itad stopped with Deat?ou Browh.
* ? ? ? ? ? | ?
1.1. But rerw-n the winds ?loth etronger
The clouds bGRlii to spread,
Ami now at last 'tin lilruiK fas pittili.
With no star over head.
111. What ia that horrid bolse alarvi?,
rio lilt?- n, huma? srimii,
That, makes the parson ?hUddef Ho,
And startles, too, the ronn't
10. 'Tin but the rubbing of two trees,
That close together ?row,
Whose gnarled adA knotted limbs
t Whoho'or th? winds do blow.
17? "? dreadful night," the parson said,
"Thn darkness I? -profound,
X almost wish that I had staid
With brother Deacon Brown."
? * ? ? * t ?
535. Old fpareon Gray had gone that way
Full ofton whon 'twas light,
Hut nevar had it seemed so long
Aa In that daiKsome night
2L But aa all things must have an end,
?? must the parson's ride!
And now at length there Is the church
And ita whlto tombs bcolde.
22. And yonder on that neighboring hill
The Widow Oreen doth live,
And In hor window burns a lamp,
That precious light doth give.
? ? ??:'.?'.- ? ; ?. -? ; ?.?."??? ?
24. "Oh, happy man," he Joyous crie?,
And rubs his hands in glee,
"The Widow Oreen Is sitting up,
And burns that lamp for me.
25. "And I will toll h*?r ere I sleep
How she to me ls dear;
X wonder now what falls the horse,
That he Is stopping here.''
20. The horse had thought the falling
Did toll hin mnetor*n will,
' 8o he had trotted up to church,
And thero was standing stilt.
27. And now that he has come to church;
He's too polite n, brute,
Until tho benediction's said
To move a single foot.
28. The parson whips, the parson ?ducks.
But whips and clucks In vain;
And then to make the matter worse.
It now begins to rain.
20. A happy thought the parson strut*.
That almost mnde him amile;
'.Til fool,", ?aid he, *"thls stubborn
And make Trim move with guile.
30. "G11 hitch him to this swinging limb,
. "As I on Sundays do.
And straightway Into church G? jjo,
And sing a hymn or two.
SI. "And then whon I come out again.
He'll think the mooting o'er.
And so, I'll ride him oh my way.
As briskly an before.'?
82. The church it la a pleasant place,
' Upon a Bunny- day.
With alt" th? people seated kroand.
In stlko and satins gay,
88. But In the night, without a light.
And nlj the benches bare
If Parson Gray had had his way
He'd rather not be the?re.
84. But through the door he felt his way.
And up the pllpit stair,
Ho cleared his throat, and then
struck up
A lively Christian ah".
85. He scarce hod sung a single line,
In loud and happy tone.
When from above there came a voic-o
Accordant with his own.
86. He quie-kly paused, his heart heat
His soul was full of dread;
He did not like to sing hie hymn,
AVlth spirits from the dead.
87. When he was still, all else was still.
No mouse or cricket stirred!
And be hod Just begun to think
'Two? not a voloe he heard.
88. Just then there came a lightning
The first one of the night;
And for a second tilled the church
AVlth brilliant biasing light
80. In that brief flash, th? parson saw
Perched on a girder high
A human figure clothed in white.
And with one glaring eye.
40, And there he sat, as one transfixed
He sat with horror dumbi
And when the lightning flashed again
The thins had nearar coin?.
41, Kaoh moment now, on him h? knew
That eye was looking down,
And from his vary would he wished
lie'h stayed with Deacon (Drown,
42, And then there oam? a double flash
The thing with noie-al?as tread.
Had wm?, and on a girder stood.
Just o'er the parson's head.
48. The parson starts, and mokee a
And with two oleare the door?
And now there is a bonny race-.
Th? pax-son Just before,
41, They follow straight th? streak et
And go U like ft itreaki
?Th? paraon ?nd? 111? legs ax? ?tnuiis,
Just m hl? heart i? weak.
43, He drop? his hut, but does not atop,
Nor yet duren look behind,
Boa-tusa ha heart? the dreadful thing
Following like th? Wind.
4ft, Ne-w speeding an, they reach the
What oan the parson doT
'He neither look? for bridge or pola-?.
The noarest way ls through)
47, And through hlu foil pursuer oomaa,
With splutter and with splash!
And up the hill all dripping wet,
They both together rtwah,
48. And when thoy reaon the widow'?
They ?Aettbep knaok nm ring,
But -with ? orasti they tutnWe i?-?
The pnraoji and the thlnar*.
40, Out nuthed the pharmlna Wldovr/
f?he Jiad not gone to bed
Around he* drawn hev snowy gown,
He* night ?sap on her head,
60. Oh, she was fair, as she stood there,
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Sho dod?sd bpliind the door.
M. "Oh, Parson CH-ny," she feebly crina,
"Ton tokA my llf?i with frlghtl
Ifow -somes It you aro brftftking In
With crsxy lietay Whit*.?"
t2, "With Ihjtsy "White I With ?etey
Then what a fool I've beenl"
And there she stands, a sorry wretch,
AA'lth a cairn, complacent grin,
K. Quoth TKrtsy White (her one eys
And merry shines hetT face),
"I had not thought so fat a man,
CouM run so ?rood a race." ?
Ci. 3*b* parson repHisd In ansrry tones,
"Ton evil thlwr perv-ersel"
Ect bis rn/mnor showed how glad ht
That it was nothlnf worse.
C6. The widow quickly decked hersett,
Tn colors bright and rmri
Buch as she kue-W would please the
a, Of Jolly Fttreon Gray.
r-3. And then she made a bowl of punch.
Of whiskey good and old;
The parson sometimes took a drop,
To keep away the colei
C7. He sipped his- punch, he dried his
He told his wo-sfol tale;
And soon be waa himself again
Tbouf-h still a fraction pales.
158. And then he told another tale.
The widow looktng down.
And thoy were glad he did not stay
With friendly Deacon -Brown.
? Old.Parson Gray ?iraei short and stout.
His, face was cherry red,
Hie llttlo eyes with fat,stood oat.
And hairless waa his head.
?. ?.' ?.
Is the Horse to Qo*r
The onqnestloned aroperiority of electrlo
cars over the old hors? cars Is an indica?
tion as to whether ante-trucks will or
will not supplant those now drawn try
hors? In the etr-e-et? of Chicago. It
looks now as if. th?jy would. The Mer?
chant's Auto-Transfer Company, with
mata/office at1S3 Ia SaTle street, has Just
been organised tor the purpose of hand?
ling freight for merchants'and shippers
exclusively by the use of auto-trucks and
drays. The company is capitalized at
$1,000,000 and Its board of directors com?
prises Jofllah I.e. Cratty, C. Ia. Lundqulst,
M. L. AVllllams, Parker IT. Sercombe, J.
M. Taft, C. J. Ilarth and C. It. Ha<-kley:
Tho company is about to ?urd?ase 100
five to ten ton auto-drays, each with a
daily carrying capacity equal to from
three to six heavy teams, and It has
closed deals with prominent firms to han?
dle their freight with tho horseless ve?
hicle?,' which promise to relievo the con
Ecstlon in the streets and at the freight
terminals. An auto-truck -?overs thirty
to fifty miles a day against twelve miles
covered by a horse team. It? expense
Is SO to 75 cents par ?lay?much below
the cost of a pair of hornet??while it can
be worked twenty-two hour? out of twen
tyq-four, as against the ten hours' work
of horses. The Item of stabling is also
much less, while Its cleanliness In tbe
streets would Brcatly minimize the coest
of street cleonlng, nnd largely conduce
to the better health of tho city. The
space covered by horse teams Is prac?
tically eut In two, and this saving ts of
tbe greatest value nt freight terminals,
where horse teams often bloock the move?
ment of goods so effectually that the
loss through delayed deliveries is very
large. The faot that tnnago- can be
handled by auto-drays for about one
third the cost of horso vehicles promises
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