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?Another Incident in the Career
of Color Sergeant
JA' Comrade's Recollections of
Some Daring Acts of His?In?
cidents of Confederate War.
"Editor of The limes-Dispatch!
Sir,?In your Confederato column of
Etinday, November 29, appeared a sketch
of Color-Bearer Hickock, of the El?venla
?Virginia Regiment. I well remember him,
end was within six feet of htm when ho
?was shot at the battle of Seven Pines.
The regiment, with tho rest of Kemper s
Brigade, had double-quleUed about a mile
In order to support and reinforce the
troops who had charged and. captured
the Yankee's breast-works Just ?n front
of General Kajey's camp.
The brigade, Its flank, left in front,
passed the breast-work, Hied to tho right,
and went pell-mell Into the deserted
camp, and Into o very hot flro from the
enemy, who hac rallied, or had been re?
inforced a short distanco east of the
breast-works unti camp, from which they
had fled. Our men foil prono on the
ground, and commenced firing In the
direction whence the shots came, while
Hickock remained standing, holding aloft
the flag until he was shot down?when
the colors were seized by Color-GUard
H?yn?s, of Company F. Just then Cap?
tain Fou'ks was shot (load. Hnynos, with
the colors in his hand, rushed to Cap?
tain Foulks and cried out: "Oh, my poor
captain is killed; my poor captain Is
Under orders tho brigade foil back to
the Yankee breastz-works, a short dis?
tance In the ?car, and fought from the
ditch side in water kneo deep, nnd more,
until the enemy retlrod from tho flght and
I bog to relate an Instance of Color-Ser?
geant Ilickocic's bravery and determina?
tion that I witnessed, and which was not
mentioned by your correspondent "J. N.
At the battle of Drewry's Bluff, In May,
1S6-I, tho Twenty-fourth Virginia and a
part of tho Eleventh Virginia charged
tho Federal breast-work. Some compa?
nies of the Eleventh and Seventh Virgin?
ia overleaped the Yankee lines and came
up on their flank and rear, and tho whole
brigade of Yankees, general and all.
were bagged, tohethcr with fis-e' Btand of
Those colons the brigade?each regi?
ment with ono at Its head?proudly boro
? few days later through the streets of
Richmond, and delivered to tho Conl'oil
erato government m the Capitol Square;
When the linai rush at Drewry's Bluff
was made tho color-bearer, Hickock, was
among the very*?remo48t. Ho essayed to
enter the wor.ks 'through an opening or
Kap. Tho Yankees presented their guns
and ordered oui men not to corno In:
Hickock, with his flag-staff at rest?tho
Bpear pointed at tho enemy?rushed for
; ward, and with others entered the works
I where the enemy stood, with tnelr guns
? In their hands, as If amazed and bewll
1 dered.
, I desire hero to record the cool nnd
j determined bravery of Private Daniel PU
? low, of Company C, Eleventh Virginia,
! .-which 1 witnessed at Seven Pines.
When tho command "fall, back" to
j tho F?deral rrcaist-worlca was given,
j Nearly all our otficers and men were In
! the ditch In the water kneo-deep. Pillow
? took his position on the parapet, while
; several comnades behind hiin loaded gtjiib,
?which ho fired at tho enemy with de
! liberato and utadly aim.
Colonel Co.ive, of the Seventeenth Vlr
j Binia, at one time thought some of our
) soldiers were In front of us, and bo
| gave the command to "cease firing."
Pillow paid no attention to tills com
? Miami. Thon Colonel Corso came up to
, him and said. "M> man, stop firing; our
friends aro ovei there." Pillow turned
and looked at the colonel, and snld, with
determination, and sternness: "Don't I
see the stars and stripes, und 1 am a-go
Ing to Bhoot," and he continued at his
Colonel Corse looked carefully in the
direction In nnlch Pillow was shooting,
and seeing tlie Union flag, said; "Well,
flro away then."
Another cool act of Pillow's I witnessed
at the battle of Willlrirnsburg, In May,
1B62: We were fighting the Yankees in
a pk-ce of fallow timber, where they were
hid behind loua and stumps, Wo were at
the edge of ine timber, the men kneeling
and firing, when J noticed with what
deadly Intent he neemed to bo fighting.
He would raise up on his knots, survev
the ground in Iront of him, then aim lor.g
and deliberately, fire and thon streich
up a lit I le h Ig lier ?nil peer out In front
for several seconds before reloading.
I directed :.nn to get dpwn quickly
und load again when 1?, had fired, telling
him he might get shot while pooping
over the logs.
Pillow turned and said: "I reckon I
?want to seo whal I am- doing."
Pillow was mi humble private, an "over?
seer" at the beginning of the war, with
out ?ducation o? learning, but he- was
a soldier, every inch of hlni. He wob
always at nlh post, ever ready for any
duty, and waa cue of the bravent of the
brave. II* sleep?, in a soldier's grave, all
bon or to his memory.
Floyd, Va., December, Hk?.
.Those Made From Memory Not
Suited for Government U&e.
The following a an extract from the
report of the chief of the iu-ccnd anu
Pension O/nee, war Department, to the
.?*???tiu-f of W?t< a-nd refer? to tho pro?
posed compilation by tho Federal ? Gov?
ernment of Ihe Confederate rolls It now
I has supplemented by. such '.'original
! rolls" as may bo furnished them by thn
I people of the several Statosi
Tho War, Department plan has met
the general approval of the-Stato officials.
some of whom, however, have suggested
that to mako the C'oli fodera to part of tho
register approximately complete tho data
to be obtained from Ihe existing officili
records bo supplemented by Unofficial
lists, nnd by Information furnished from
memory by surviving officer? nnd men.
In considering the suggest Inn the Secre?
tary of W?r li?t concluded that, under
tho Itvw ftuth--rising the compilai Ion, Ihe
department can uso ne a basis for the
compilation ????,? original records made
during tho war period. It being tho mani?
fest Intention o? Congress that the roster,
like the official records of the Union and
Confederato III tilles, ehall be a compila?
tion of official data, and that its acclini?
ey shall not be subjected to question by
reason of 11b including data, from unoffi?
cial source*, ot from the fallible and un?
certain memoriti* of a long-post period.
While thle adherence to contemporaneous
official records of tho wnr period as a
basis for tho roster may result In Its be?
ing somewhat incomplete, It !e believed
that tho loss thus occasioned will bo far
more than compensated for hy the remov?
al of all dount at to the absolute accura?
cy of all tint tnt' roster doce show. The
faot that tho Confederate part of a roster,
compiled as the law requires this one to
be, may not contain the name of some
particular person will not be conclusive
evfdenco that that person did not. serve
In the Confederate army, while the fact
that* the name of any person Is borne on
tho roster, will be Indisputable evidence
that, that person was In the military ser?
Tho publication known ns the Official
Record of the Union and Confederate
Armies might have been made more
nearly complete, and perhaps more In?
teresting, If It had included unofficial doc?
uments or reports made from memory,
after tho close of tho war, by partici?
pants In the great struggle. It Is uni?
versally conceJed, however, that the chief
value of that publication Is due to tho
fact that It Is an unbiased presentation
of the showing of contemporaneous rec?
ords made during the war period, and
that It contains nothing against whloh
can he urged the well known fallibility of
the human memory, the natural desire
to extenuate or explain past actions In
the light of subsequent events, and the
general disposition to malie the records
show what one thinks they ought to
show In justice to himself, his friends or
hjs acquaintances. Tho application of
the same ru'.o lo the recently authorized
roster Is bclhved to be necessary In order
that effect shall be given to the manifest.
Intention of Congress tliat the compila-'
lion shall be one upon which future gene?
rations can rely as a source of historical
information of undoubted accuracy.
A question has arisen as to the pay?
ment of the representatives designated
by the governors to co-operate with the
department in the collection of the mis?
sing Confede"nte records, but It has been
pointed out that there la no authority
of law for the employment In the com?
pilation or In the- necessary preliminary
work of any persons other than the reg?
ular employees oi the Record and Pension
Office; that .h'eic Is no fund from which
other persons can be paid for their ser?
vices, even If they were appointed or em?
ployed on the work; and It was for these
reasons that it was suggested by the Sec?
retary of War to the Governors addressed
on the subject thai they should designate
to confer and co-operate with the Chief
of the Record and Pension Office porsons
who are in the service of their Slates
and already In the receipt of salaries. It
was assumed that by thus utilizing the
services of tho Stato officials the neces?
sity for paying salaries for work done
in connection with the roster would be
obviated, and that it would not bo neces?
sary for the Sliiies to Incur nny material
expense In {lathering up such original
Confederate records ns can be found
within their borders, because the War
Department can, nnd does, pay all the ex?
penses of transporting the records to
Washington, and returning them to the
persons from whom they wero received.
So far as tho War Department Is ad?
vised, the proposition to publish a roster
of the Union ana Confederate armies hau
been well received In all sections of the
country. The department has not been
advised of any expression on the subject
by any organize? body of Union veteran?,
but at a meeting of the Confederate vete?
rans at Now Orleans In May last, a reso?
lution wu.s unanimously adopted com?
mending the woik, and urging upon all
Confederate soldiers and thei'r descend?
ants who have In their possession any
original recor.is containing the names of
Confederate soldiers, to send them to the
Governors of thelt respective States for
transmission to the Secretary of War.
It Is early yet to look for any extended
resultB from Die Inltintory 6tops Ulken'
for tho collection of missing records, but
the work done is already bearing fruit, ?
considerable number of original records
having been uctlved from State officials,
historical associations and private in?
dividuals. Theso records have been cop?
ied and reut meo to the persons from
whom they wi.-ie received.
The actual work of compiling names for
the roster cannot be undertaken until tho
preliminary work of copying nnd index?
ing the record?* now in progress, snail
have been completed, or until It ?hall
have been so lar ndwmoed ns to Justify
tho diversion of u\ ortion of the clerical
force for that purpose. Relatively llltlo
work In preparation for the compilation
of the nanifu of the officers and enlisted
men of tho volunteer forces of the Union
army will be nuenenry. that work having
been uccoinplUl.td in the completimi of
the much greater work of reproducing
their Indlvld'ial military records by tho
Index-record t-nrd system. * ? ?
Brig. Gen, U. s. ?.,
Chief, Record and Pension Office.
Mr. Davis Sent for Some of Worei
Men in Co, and Explained.
? waa in Cemrany v, jrjrat Tennessee
Peter Tunny's Regimanti with T. G Mil?
ler. We left Winchester, Tenn, May 3
iseij ute our ilitt breakfast at Bristol, o?
the line between Tennosaee and Virginia,!
dinner nt Wytbevlll?.?, and stopped ? While
at I.ynchburg, and wore olfei?d the old
flintlock musket while there, but none 0f
Ihe I'Pglmont would take It; we then
wont 10 Rlchinmd, und they offered us an
old niiitlocl: mu.-ki-i that had buen
ohanged to n percussion lock.
Tho ri-?-liueiu ull took thnt Kun hut our
company, and ont? evening iTi-sidoni
Davis came out io bee the regiment on
parade. (I w.m not out Hint i-venlng.)
Hi- made a binech, and BDmo of the boy?
said he gave 11 to us pretty par?), t i ? i*
next morning he sent Wigfall, of Texas]
out to our camp In an omnibus, who told
our captain tnai the President woiitoti
(ive or fclx of his worst men to come
down town to hi?, quarters, that he want
ed la talk to them, it was my day on
guard, and thoy wero just mounting the
guard when W,gioii tirovo up. Ho tout
Ino that ho wanted mo w g?.nncvj re
piled that: It wan my Uhlrj to go on gttard,
Ho titoli lf.atrur.ted ine io got Into ??\? tini
butntice, that he, would excuse hie-from
guard. 1 told lilt? that was liions liti"
thoH'ty than ho hnd'tii tlioso clunps, hill.
If ntv captain would excusa mo 1 would
like 'to go. Th< captain ordered T, J.
Rosoboro lo inltc my placo on guard, so
I went, ainl T. CI, Miller, Ulli Ntlcktep,
Oool-ge LlBlt find Eiltiieoh Horton woro (ho
Ilvo who went tc see the President. When
ho caino In ho f-poko to us. but did not
seem to bo in good humor, and 1 thought
he talked ? little harsh to us. Thomas
Miller leaned over lit hla chair and Spoke
to the President, shaking his forefinger
at 'him i "Y-jti don't know what kind of
meli'you aV? talking to." (So I IhltiK Mi'.
Dn.vls thought he had bettor rind out Wl at
was'tho inatt?V.) ?o'and Thomas. Mlllel''
talked possibly half nn hour, atid I got
tired waiting, so .1 salii: "President Davis,
I can tell you what tho trouble Is, Our
company think that If they.get Into a light
thoy will do good lighting If they havo
anything io flr/ht with. Our colonel says
this old gun ip the best ho cali do for us.
and you s,iy that It Is the best that you
can g.Ve t'ts. Now, tho captain of tho
homo guards from our county, (Robinson
,T. Turner, Frtnltlln county, Tenn.) Is 111
camp, and he has two sous In our com?'
pony, John ? liti Jones Turner. Ho hos
sixty-tout* of those long-shooting guns,
nnd ho Will lum them over to us If we'
will stand tctween him and tho State
on hla bond Which ho gave for the gtlliSi
nnd ,we nre willing to do It. -Now, sii
we ask of you Is to detail otir captain
or sonto one, to go homo to get those
guns for us." :
Mr. Davis fnidi "I wish to God I could
put that soft of' gilti Into the hands of
every Southern s?lillerr r turned to Wig
fall nnd told bini t? write Colonel Turiiey
ti. note to detriti our captain, Clem Ar
ledgc, to go home and get- those guns,
which ho did. ??
1 then said to ?President Davis: "I reck?
on y?u aro ? pretty good lawyer; they
can't hurt our neighbor for giving up
the guns If wo pay off the bond?" He
said: "No, thai will be the en'd of It,"
I told him then chat I was not author?
ised to say the company would now take
the old gun, ano go to drilling, lini, that
I thought It would, and that If anything
happened that *.vc did npt got the guns
from homo, wo would keep tho old ones
until we could got better ones from the
Yankees.( They did toko the old guns,
and went to (.idling that evening,?Con?
federate Ve'-.ii'an.
Not Placed in the Wall by Order
of His Father.
Editor of The New York Tribune:
Sir,?In reading your Interesting article
of Sunday, Novembor 29th. on "The Na?
tion's Naval Gun Factory," one or two
mlsstateinents have been brought to my
attention, which 1 would llko to have you
correct. From the tone of the article.
0"e would Imagine that my father was
In command of the Washington navy
yard .or practically all the time during
the Civil War. The facts are that on
April 22, 3SC1, ho was made commandant
r.f tho Washington navy-yard, to suc?
ceed Captain Franklin Buchanan. On
July 10, 1SG2, he was appointed chief of
the Bureau o? Ordnance. February 7,
1S&5, he was commissioned rear-admiral,
and received at the same time the thanks
of Congress and an extraordinary" com?
pliment by tho extension of ten years to
his term of active service, In July, ?S63,
ho was ordered to relieve Admiral Du
Pont, In command of tho South Atlantlo
Squadron, and remained In comand un?
til the termination of the rebellion. On
the termination of the rebellion, he was
ordered to take command of the.South
Pacific Squadron, and on the termination
of his command there, returned to hit
duties as chief of tho Bureau of Ord-,
nance, with hoadquarters at the Wash?
ington navy-yard, where ho died July
13. JS70.
The statement, however, which I take
Ihe most exception to,' Is the following:
"His son, Colonel Uric Dahlgren, who
?was In the army at Gettysburg, lost a
leg in a skirmish at Hngerstown, Md,,
after the greater battio, The elder Dahl?
gren caused tho amputated limb to bo
'placed in the rear wall of storehouso, No.
Admiral Dahlgren did not cause the
amputated limb of Colonol Ulric Dahl
gien tp be placed in the rear wall of
storehouse No, 10. This event happened
In July, 1SG3, at which time the admiral
wns in comand of tho South Atlantlo
Blockading Squadron, with headquarters
nt Charleston, and at that time was
many miles away. Just who was in
e<? minatici of the Washington navy-yard
at tho time, nnd who was actually re?
sponsible for the placing of Colonol Ul?
ric Dtihlgren's limb us the foundation
ptonc of btorehouso No. 10, I am just at
this moment unable to state; but that my
"father, either directly or Indirectly, wns
responsible for It, I deny absolutely, This
mlEstatoment has given great annoyance
to my family," and has been made a num?
ber of timee in print; honce my deslio
to have the correction made In a promi?
nent Journal like yours,
Now York, November 20, 1003,
(This Is tho letter to whloh reference
was mado In the editorial columns of
tills paper?Editor.)
?' ?
A Letter From the Youngest
Confederate Soldier*
Ivan hoe, Va., Nov. 25, 11X13.
Editor of Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch:
. Sit?,?In your dally of tho Slid lust., In?
spector Genomi Morton says, among
other things, that I belonged to tho
Ninth Virginia Infantry. Ho wns correct
In every particular, except tho numbor
of the regiment. I enlisted as a "private"
when I w.is thirteen years of age In Co.
I Fifty-ninth Virginia Infantry, com?
manded hy Colonel Win, B, Tnhb. Com
puuy I, "my "company," was commanded
by Captain Fortuno Mosby, whoso broth?
er, Robert; was major of the regiment.
This company was composed mostly of
mon from ?loin ico and Powhatan coun?
rt will afford mt great pleasure to hear
from any of tin. survivors of the com?
pany or regiment.
We have a nice camp of Confederate
Veterans here, which was organized last
March, MyiiOi? and two other members
of the camp attended tho reunion at
Newport News All had a Jolly good time,
and are ent'iuslastio over the orgau'za
tlon. Our camp will ho well represented
at LyiiPhbui'K nuxt year, und wo hope to
have the pledauro of seemg all e( me
faces we sow at Newport News. I feel
iitMiired that the organization will prosper
under tho leadership of tho able soldler
Jui'lKt, Cominaiiaer Christian, and his
lieutenants, as it did under that model
soldi? and < itlzen. General Jnrnes Mac?
With <:he nest wishes for yourself, and
tha prosperity of all tho C, V.'s, I am,
Very truly yours,
M. W. JEWUTT. Coniinaniior,
Ivanhne Camp, U, C. V., 103, and As
si'strtnt burgeon Second Brigade,
II. C. V., Vu. Division.
Some Great Men.
The story that Bismarck was dropped
because Iw threatened to throw an Inkpot
at his august muster Is bo good th.u It
might to bo true, uno likes a, great man
all ilio moro when olio finds that h.< In
human. I in- thoso of us who ure not groat,
Many persons never knew-anything ?lo-iut
the true Georg? Washington until hey
found oui that he once kicked a i'ou-o
painter uut of his front door for milking
too free with a houseniHli1? Carlylo nald
that Im would rather read a good descr?o
tlon of George standing boforo the Ure
with his hand? under bis coat tails Unii
th? beut account of any battle, that was
ever ?printed.-r-Now Yq*? ?ion.
Queries j answer_%
Militia and Poll Tax.
Editor of Th? timoB-Difipritoh!
Slr.-AVIll you kindly Inform me, through
your-query? t-olumna If members of tho
Slat.i mllltla are now, or were, prior to
the passage mid enactment of ilio present
.Constitution? exempt from capitation tnx7
?"?y< eve. o.
Public School Question.
Editor of'Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch:
Sir,?iBe so kind? ns to Inform me,
through the cRlery column of Tho Times.
Dispatch- -what' the law In Virginia Is
with regard V?'* tenchors I? the public
schools being p&t?l their salaries if con
loWlDUs diseases- amongst pupils prevents
full avernge'attendance?? at school.
Wlnglnoi V?j
There in no law on the subject. The
district? tru?t?es"havo. full authority to
determine su?li matter*.
fclackbirds and. the Game Law.
Editor of Ths Tlmes-Dlspatch!
Oil?,?Please ' answer through the
.cillery column <jr your paper what the
farmers and peanut raisers do to rid
their fields or the thousands of, black?
birds that sWnrm over tholr fields. From
the tim? the corn begins to get hard until
the petinuts are dug. then, they literally
pick -tho vines pi all the nuts they can
Ket at. .The law protects all but crow
blackbirds, but th? redwing, his mate, a
brown bird, do tho damnge, A. _.
.Edlow. Prince George.
Tho statute forbids tho killing: of wild
birds generally, except game birds within
season, and certain enumerated epecles,
among the exceptions being the ' "crow
blackbird," which you may kill, Why
the crow blackbird and not blackbirds
generally, we arc Unable to say. We eup.
pose tho L?gislature must have Intended
to permit tho killing of such birds as are
mentioned by our correspondent. Surely It
did, for It Is a bird that ,1s as destructive
to corn as crows.
Up Jumped the blackbird, down came the
Tnto the cornfield wo must gr?;
Por It's been our business pulling up corn
Ever since Adam and Eve were horn.
This Is nursery literature, and It ?peaks
a truth, tt, proithologlcally speaking,
thero exists th? distinction our correspon?
dent mateas between crow blackbirds and
redwing blackbirds (males), with their
brownish colored female mates; wo are
sure the Legislature did not have such a
distinction In view wlvin \t drew the not
In question. Su?h a distinction Is cer?
tainly not popularly understood. And tho
proper remedy ;fbr our friend and the
farmers generally is to get their -repre?
sentatives to amend the act or abolish
such a distinction.
How Dew is Formed.
Editor of T'ho Tlmes-Dlspatoh!
Sir,?Pleaso stete whether dew comes
up or down, or how It Is formed.
The formation of dew Is explained by
tho loss of heat by "bodies on the earth's
surface through: radiation at' night, by
wh'i'ch moans tliey and the air Immedi?
ately about them are cooled b*l6w the
dew point. Dew Is thus deposited chiefly
on bodlet which ere good radiators and
poor conductors of heat, like grass; hence
also It appears chiefly on calm and blear
nights?that ??f'.when M?e condition? are
most favorable1' for radiation. It never
appear? on nighty btoth. Cloudy and windy.
In winter dew becomes ? hoar frost,?C'en- I
tury Dtetlonar/
"The Blackberry Girl."
Editor of Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch:
Sir.?A correspondent asked for "The
Blackberry Girl," a copy of which I en?
close. s L. A. B.
"Why, Phcbe,. are you come so soon?
Where are your berries, child?
You cannot, 6-ire. hove sold them all,
You hod a basket piled."
"No, mother, as I climbed the fence,
The nearest way to town.
My apron caught upon the stake.
And so I tumbled down.
"I scratched my arm and tore my hair,
But still did not complain,
And had my blackberries been safe.
Sb.culd not have carod a grain.
"But when I saw them on the ground,
All scattered by my side.
I picked my empty basket up
And down I sat and cried.
"Just then a pretty llttlo miss
Chanced to be walking by;
Sho stopped, ,??? looKhng pitiful,
She begged me hot to cry. ?
" 'Poor llttlo girl, you fell.' said she,
'And must he sadly hurt;'
?, no,' I cried, 'but seo my fruit
All mixed with sand and dirt.'
" 'Well, do not grieve for that,' sho said,
'Go home am! get some more;'
'Ah, no! for I have stripped tho vines;
Theso were tho last they bore.'
" 'My father, miss, is very poor,
And works in yonder'stall;
Ilo has so ninny llttlo ones
Ilo cannot clothe us -all.
" ? always longed to go to church,
But never coniti ? go;
For when ? asked him for a gown
lio alwn.ys aiihwored, no,
" 'There's not a father In tho world.
That loves his children more;
I'd get you one with all my. heart,
But, Phobp, 1 em -poor;
" 'But when the blackberries wore ripe,
Ho said to me onu day;
Phebe, if you will tak? the time
That's given jou tor play,
" 'Ami gather blackberries enough,
And carry them to town,
To buy your bonnet ond your shoes,
I'll try to get a gown.
'? ?, miss, 1 iuirly jumped for Joy,
My spirits were so light;
And bo, when 1 had leave to play,
I picked with ail my might.
" ? sold enough to get my shoes
About a wonk ago,
And thcHc, ii Hie?, had not been spilt,
Would buy a bonnet, too.
" 'But now thoy'ro gono, they all are
And I ran get no more;
And Sundays 1 must stay nt home,
Just an I fili] before,' ,
"And. mother, then I cried again,
As hard as 1 could cry;
And looking up I saw a tear
Was standing hi her oyo.
"Olio caught her bonnet from her head,
?Ili-re, here!' she cried, 'take this!*
?, no, inde,?'.- j fear your ma
Would be QUcncJeil, mies.'
" 'My ma! no, never; ehe delights
All sorrow to beguile.
Aliti 'tis the sweetest. Joy ulto feels
To mako tho wretched anil!?-,
" 'She taught me when 1 had enough
To share It with tha poor.
And never let a n?edy ohlld
Go ompty from tu? door?
" 'go ta_?s it, for you need not. Ukf !
Offondlng her, you see;
1 havo, another, too, nt home,
And orlo'* ?h?tlgh for til*,'
"So then t took ll-horo It is
For, pray, what could I do?
And, mother, G filiali love that miss
As long nn I lovo you."
Wagon Body Problem.
Editor of Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch ?
Sir,?Ploaso solvo for mo the problem
which follows:
A wogon body Is 4 feet wldo and IS
Inches deep., How-long must it bo, ap?
proximately, to hold 10 bushels or pota?
18 X 48 X Longth. ? 40 X S160J
864 X Length - 8?010 '
Longth - t60l6 '
?-? ? 09.667 +
Ans,? OD 667 + Inches, or 8.207 foot in
Of course, an allowance must be made
as to heaping the bushel.
This Hand of Mine.
Editor ot Tho Times-Dlspatclli
Sir,?Pienso publish In your Query and
Answer column, tho beautiful ballad oh
tltlod, "I'd Offer Thee This Hand of
Mine." This song was sung by tha soldier
boye from South Carolina during tho
civil war, and I send .you herewith ?
copy of it, as I recall It I
' Very truly yours,
I'd offer thee this hand of mine,
II I could lovo thee less,
But hearts as warm and puro as thine,
? Should never know distress,
My. fortunes Is too hard for thee,
It would chill thy dearest Joy,
I would rather weep to see thee free,
Than win thee to destroy.
And now my dreams are sadly o'er,
Fato bids them all depart,
And I must leave my native shore,
In brokenness of heart.
But, oh, dear one, when far from thee,
I'd novor know Joy again,
I votila not that one thought of thee,
Should give thy bosom pain,
But, oh, when sorrow's cup I drink,
All bitter, though It be,
How ?tweet It would be for me to think,
It holds no drop for thee.
U. S. Marine Corps.
Editor of The Tlmes-Dlspatch:
8tT.?Will you kindly advise mo by
whom tho appointments to commissione
in the United States marine corps are
made, and what are the necessary quali?
fications? Tf you are not In possession
of this information, please tell me from
what government official It could be
obtained, MARINE,
Application must be made to tho Sec?
retary of tlie Nnvy, who, together with
the President, appoint?. The applicant
then appears before an examining board,
appointed by the Secretary of the Navy,
He must be not over twenty-seven years
of age, nor under twenty-one. As to
the character of examination, ask your
representative in Congress,
Rise of Tides.
Editor of The Times-Dlspatob: .
Sir,?If tho tide starts to rise all over
the United States at the same time, or
does U start to rise everywhere when
the m?on starts to rise?
?? tho earth wore a globe of water, the
tide wavo (neglecting tho attraction of
Mie sun) would theoretically begin to rise
*/hon the moon'rose (or set), and be at
Ita height when the moon Is south, and
this would occur at tho same local time
on alt the area covered by the United
Mates. The United States covers over
100 degro?s of longitudo, and local time
varies nearly seven hours from Maine
to one of the Alaskan Islands. But the
ocean Is shallow compared with tho ra?
dius of the earth and continents nnd Is?
lands break up its continuity (except,
perhaps, for a width of 1.GO0 miles In tho
southern ocean), and cause largo varia?
tions in the tide wave, and, of course. In
the beginning of its riso.
Concerning tho eastern coast of tho
United Slates, a high authority says:
"High water occurs nearly at tho samo'
time; at tho great headlands of tlio
great middle nnd eastern bays of the
Atlantic coast of the United States; at
flatteras, Nantuckot and Cape Sable,
muking an allowance for the dlference In
.ocnl timo. If by a Une On the map we
connect these points, at which high wa?
ter occurs simultaneously, we may regard
that lino as representing the crest of a
tldo wave advancing on tho coast. We
timll find high water to occur later and
later, as we go up the bays and rivers."
There Is an uniform interval between
tho beginning of rise and full Udo, In
tin. open ocean, of about six hours, and
??ho above quotation applies to beginning
of riso, as well as to high water. But
at no one of tho points mentioned docs
tho tldo begin to flap w)th tho moon,
Evacuation of Richmond.
Editor of The Tlmes-Dlspatch ;
Sir.?Will you kindly hnvo somo con?
tributor to your Confederato column fur?
nish a description of tho ?vacuation of
Richmond from,early morning till night?
fall of the samo day? I was too young
to remember the situation, nnd such In?
formation us can bo obtained from an
eye-witness, probably, would bo mor?
grnrhlQ then that nffordod by the his?
torians. A PATRON,
No, CM North Twonty-soventh St.
Who will furnish us with such an ar
tlelo?original or selected from, what
bus been published?
v A Possvim or a Cuna.
Edltor of The Tinies-Dlspntch :
Sir,?Do you, know of a piece of poetry
"Tho ??? was lit by lux of luna,
And 'twas a nox most opportuna,
To Catch ? 'possum or a cuna."
I do not know tho name of the piece,
but think it was published In "The Chris
tlan Observer," . of Louisville, several
years ago. Please puhlteb. By doing so
you will greatly obJlBo,
We haven't a copy. Let some person
send us ono, and wo'll eoo what It Is.
Poisoned Cabba?e Worm.
Editor of Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch:
Sir,?Can you tell mo Is there anything
true al;o-jt the poisoned cabVmgo worm?
I havo hoard a deal about It In the last
past month In other States.
H. P. H.
Whlttcr Depot, Vn,
There Is nothing In the story about
poisonous cabbage worms.
Clyde Steamship Co.'s
Freight received and delivered dally at
C. & O. R'w'y Co.'* depot, Seventeenth
tad Broad Sir?*??.
Invest it in a Wilson Wood Heater, and the
amount of fuel saved Will make the differ?
ence in a very short time. '...,..;..
A new line of Carvers tor your
Inspection-ait?AT VALUES
Come and See.
Opposite Old Market,
Ot ?
Reduced Prices on
Ouns?A full litio
of Ammunition. . .
Hardware, Roofing, Tin Plato, Limo, Coment, Torrn Cotta Pipo.
?fij?s of
'What could you buy "him" or
"her ' that Would bo uioro suitable
or moro appreciable!1 Some people
refer to us. us D,aniolid lleridqnur?
ture. Wo get tho pick ol the best
Kuropcan markets, mid aro expert
J nil lin- of genial
Como in, tako a look, nnd got our
r-rlcw. Y"U aro sure to Unti Jusif
what? you want here?ami tho ngb \
nrlcol Wrest? and coat=> of arms, ut
ill th? b^ltM}.
rives Norfolk lln* A.'"M. Slops only at
Petersburg, Waverly and Suffolk.
H'06A. SL-CHICAGU EXlJlt?rfS. Buftoi
Parlor Car, Petersburg to Lynchburg and
Roilioke. Pullman Sleepers Roanoke to
Columbus, Blucllcid to 1 Cincinnati; also
Roanoke to Knoxvllle, and Knoxvllle lu
Chattanooga and Memphis,
_i:10 Pi M.-rtOANOKB- EXPRESS for
Firmvllie, Lyncliburg and Roanoke.
?.W P. M.-OCEAN SHORE UMll'iil).
Arrives Norlolk ?>:ZQ P. Mi Slops only ut
Petersburg. Waverly and Suffolk. Con?
necia with steamers to Boston, Piovi?
den.'.o. Now York, Baltimore and Wash?
7:25 P. M.?For Norfolk and all stations
east of Petersburg.
LINE. Pullman Sleepers, Richmond to
Lynchbiirg and Roanoke; Petersburg to
East Radford; Lynchbiirg to Chattanooga,
Memphis and New Orleans. Cafe Lining
Trains arrivo from tho West 7:35 A. M.,
2:05 P. M. and 0:10 P. M.; fiorn Norfolk
11:00 A. M. and 7:20 P. M.
Office. No. &W East Main Btreet.
for West Point.
.1:15 P. M.-Local for West Point
?1:30 P. M.?Except Sunday. For West
Point, connecting with steamers for Bal
timore and river landings.
C:6G A. M. and 6:43 P. M.-From all the
Richmond, Frederick??
burg ? Potomac, R. R.
Trains Leave Richmond?Northward.
3:61 A. M., dally. Byrd St. Through. ?
6:46 A. M.. daily. Main at. Through.
7:15 A. M., week days.. Elba. Ashland
8:00 A. M.. Sunday only. Byrd 8L
Tnrough. Local stops.
8:40 A. M. week day?. Byrd St. Through.
Locul stops.
12:00 noon, week days. Byrd St. Through.
4:00 P. M., week days. Byrd St. Fred
ericicsourg accommodation,
6:05 P. M.? dahy. Main St. Through.
6:23 P. M., week days. Elba, Anhlatid ac?
commodation. ' ,
8:00 P. M.. dally. Byrd St. Through.
Trains Arrive Richmond?Southward.
t>:4u A. M., week days. Elba. Astiland
8:lu A. M., week days. Byrd St. Fred
erlcksbu'-g accommodation
8:35 A. M.. dally. Byrd St. Through.
31:45 A. M? week duys. Byrd St.
Tnrough. Local stops.
2:05 P. Mil dally. Main St. Through.
?;00 P. M., week days. Elba, Ashland
7:15 P. M? daily. Byrd St. Through.
S:?0 P. il., daily. By id St. Through,
Local stops.
10:29 P. M., dally. Main St. Through.
Mote?Pullman Sleeping or ParJpr Cars
on all trains except local accommodations.
Uen'l Man'r. Ass't. Gen'I M'an'r. Trat.Man.
& luhio Hy.
2 hours and 25 minutes to Norlolk,
Li.AVji ????????.????iAb?uauNL).
7:00 A. M.?bully,?L.UCU1 to Nvwj^iri New*
uuil Wut ut? ti unii.
8:00 A. il.?Uuil?? UailtcU?Airlm Williams?
luir? Il loti A. Al.. r.ew|it>rt NbA'ti lU:au A.
M., OIU l'ulut llaxi A. M? A?fOlk 1.1:?
A. 11., l'ortoinuiith 11": ? A. M.
4:00 1'. AL?VWek liiiyu?Spedili?Arrive? Wll*
lu imuiir? 4:00 r. Al., Nowiiur? Nutra 3:110
?'. ??., Dill l'ulut ???? 1?. ??.. Xuil'ulk Uli?
? l\ M? i-ai-tsuiuutli UHU !J. 11.
6:00 P, AL?Dully?Locul U? Old i'olbl.
10:10 ?. M.?Loe-?!?-xi'i-ia tsuiiil.i)?. t? Clifton
2:00 1?. M.?Dully--Specilli to Ciucimi-..?I,
Loiilavllb, ot, Louis ?nil Cnlcagu.
6:l? V. AL--Weck du}??Lucei to irreUertck*1
10:81 l'. AI_Dally?Llmllea to Cluclnuutl.
Loulavllk-, ?il, LuuU und Ctileigo.
10:20 ?. ?1? Dull/?lii|iri-?i tu L.viiL-ubiir?*,
Cllttun 1 Urse Lini principal elutloua.
C:10 )'. AL?Vviivk iluyu?LoiniI tiv lli-uuio.
TIiAlNH 4.U.UVH UICHAK).\_ l-'itOM
Non'ulk utid DUI l'olili 10:116 A. M. ?lallr,
U:IS A. Ai. Ex, t?uu., ?nil 7:00 l'. Al. dull?',
NtWliOrt ?U-wa Locul ??00 1'. AL, dully,
From Ciiiulunntl uml IVt'Ht TUA A. Al. dully
und ililtu I', Al. dally. Main ?,???? l/oual frum
Clirtuu rumo ?ilio l'. M. Iix. Sun. from ClUtbii
lui-si', 1 rttlkl'lcks' Hull Acvuni, U.M A. Al. h.a.
Jumps Iti tir Un? Local from cil f ton Forge
0:US 1'. AI. dalli. Bremo Aecoin. 8:40 A. Al.
tlon'l Mtinneor Dial, Casa, Agt
Kov. 1, 1903.
??????? UiUsi.\& ri..<*,fVA.U?iiJ LAI ??"?
LYHLi-aTHfet?T 8TAT1?N,
0:05 A. M. A. C, L. ??-?,e?? to all point?
8:00 ?. ?, Poterabur-j and Norfolk,
jauo P. M. Petersburg and ?. ft \V. West.
800 P. M. Peteisbur_ and Norfolk.
?4'10 P. M. Goldsboro Local.
6 50 P. M. Petersburg Local.
7:25 P. Mi "Florida and West Indian Lim
Ited," to all poluta South.
0-40 P. M. Petersburg and N, & W. Wesu
?-SO P. M. Petersburg Local. _
8:43 A. M., 7:85 A. M., ?:?a A. M.? Sunday
only ?'.25 ?, ?.; 11:00 ?. ?? Ji.05 P. M.,
except Sunday ; 2:0? P. M., ?:20 V. M.., 7:4o
P. M., 0:10 P, M.
t-Sxcept Sunday.
C. S. CAMPBELL, Plv. Pfiss.Agt.
VT. J. CP.AIG, den Pos?. Agt. _
Cars leave corner Perry anil r-uventh
Streets. Manehoster. overy hour ton Ihe
hour) from 0 A. it. to 10 ?, ?-? ?? car
11:?? ? M. ? > ?
Cam leave Petersburg, foot of Syca?
more Btreet. ?very hour from 6;30 ?. U
to 10:SO P. M.
Laat car connecting with Norfolk an4
Western Railway, 19:*. P. M.
We Have
Anticipated your wants for tho
coming holidays and without I
cne exception our stock is com-1
and everything for the
?Uin.UUI?E IN EFFECT NOV. 1, lSu3,
'J.ou A. Id..?Daily. Locai tor Cnurluuo,
tf.fcl P. M.?XJuiiy. Limned. Buftet Pull
man to Albinia and fcJuxniiiKtiaui, ,\t??
Uilfcans, Memphis, Chattanooga uno all
the South.
6:tX> P. M.?Ex. Sunday. Chase City local.
IU:?U P. M.~ually. Limited. Pullman
ready U.30 P. M.', for a.l tlio Soutli.
The favorito route to Baltimore nnd
Enstern polliti!. Leave Richmond 4:30 P.
M. dully, except Sunday.
6:00 ?. M, Except "iunday. Local mixed
Gen. Pans. Agent. Dia. ?a*?. Agent.
Soli Un'.
8;3? P. M.?From Charlotte and Durham,
?SUO a. SI.?From Chase City.
?:15 A. M.?Baltimore and West Point,
5:10 P. M.?From West Point.
G. M. G. P. A.
c. w. westburv. d. p. a..
nichmond. S'a.
Am Line Railway"
2?jP, M.?Seubouid Ata.ll?lv?3S P. M.?
Seaboard Expi?bs?'G? Savannah, Jack?
sonville, Atlunta and Southwest.
S:10 A. M.?Local?For Norllna and Ham?
6:35 A. M?No. 31?4:55 P. M.?No. S?
From Florida, Atlunta and Southwest.
6:30 P, M.?From Norll/ia and local
points. j
City Ticket Oftlce, 830 E. Mala Street
Phonr? 406. '
BAT lini: to 8ALHM0EB
VU t?, k ?, Bwy, ?liti ?,a ?.'oiot.
U, E MAIL liutlt't.,
Ia-uvi' lllcbiiiuinl vlu ?? k U. AMy
Murili Muni?)?, ut -1 I'. M., cou
?Beting ut olii l'oint ?'Itto mt'uiiieri
ol Ulli lin? Uni), .?'mini- 7; 16 1?.
U? irrlvliiK Hultlmorv l>:.10 A, M.,
conncillni Nor Hi. Earn and West. 1-"<T tlvkerj
and In Tor mn lion upply to 0. & U. llivy.. ???'??
iRond Tr?mi?T Cumiiuiij', ?G W30 Knut Milu Ut.
Night Una lor Koilolk
Leave Hlclnnouu ?vuiy evenni? (foot e? Alb
ttr??t> 7 P. M, btuair.cr?, ?,%op at New?
port New? in both directions. Fare $2.80,
Includes etateroorrl berth; meals, 60c
By Chesapeane and Ohio Ry., 5 A. M.,
4 P. M.; by Norfolk and Western By., 9
A, M? 8 P. M. All lines connect at Nor?
folk with direct steamers for New York,
Balling dally lexcopt Sunday) 7 ?, M.
K. F. CHALKLEY, City Ticket Asont,
EOS B. Main Street,
JOHN F. MAYER, Agent, Wharf Foot of
Ash Street. Richmond, Va.
II, ?, WALKER, V. P. & ?. M., New York.
A. M, for Norfolk, Portsmouth, Old Point,
Newport News, , Claremont and James
River lnndlnirs, and commoting ut Old
Point for Washington, Baltimore and the
North. Stato-rooms reserved for tho night
ut moderate prlcos. Electric cars ditoat
to wharf. Fure only $1.50 and U to Nor?
folk. Music by Grand Orchestrion,
Freight received tor abovo-nninel places
and all points In Eastern Virginia and
North Carolina. IRVIN WE1SGER,
Q ene ral Manager,
The Confederate Museum
Opeiik -dally troni il ?. M. to ? p. M.
?doiUilou. 2? cenw, Free ou Saturday*.

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