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VOL. XXX. NO. 42
An Incident of the Battle of Murfrees
boro, by the Author of Company
On Christmas Day, 1862, Bragg's
army at Murfreesboro , was hovering
over smoky fires, having recently come
out of Kentucky, after the battle of
Perry ville, the raggedest, dirtiest, lou
siest set of soldiers that ever carried a
musket or knapsack. Wood was scarce
and sobby, and mud and elush were
everywhere. While standing around
our camp-fires discussing the situation
and , defending old Bragg's bad gener
alship, the assembly suddenly sounded
and we were double quicked to Lav
ergue, about ten miles from Murfrees
boro, toward Nashville, as Rosecrans,
the fox. was advancing.
After skirmishing for two days we
were driven in and found our army in
line of battle on the bank of Stone's
River, on the 28th of December,, which
was Sunday. The battle was fought
on Wednesday the 31st,
I was a skirmisher that day for the
First Tennesse Regiment. Our brig
ade made a half wheel, thus throwing
us upon the enemy's flank, when the
cry was raised, "you are firing on
your own men !" "You are firing on
your own men ! Cease firing ! Cease
firing !" The most terrible confusion
that I ever beheld on any battle-field
then occurred. Every man was hal
looing at the top of his voice, "You
are firing on your own men ! Cease
firing ! Cease firing !" I hallooed ; in
fact the whole skirmish line kept on
yelling to "shoot ! shoot ! d n it
shoot, they are Yankees ! shoot !"
Gen. Frank Cheatham sent forward
several members of his staff, and they
were all killed, We were not twenty
yards off from the main Yankee line,
and they were pouring the hot shot
and shells right into our ranks, and
every man yelling at " the top of his
voice, "Cease firing ! You are firing on
your own men !"
The crest held by the Yankees was
belching " loud : with fire and smoke,
and the rebels were falling like leaves
of autumn in a hurricane. They con
tinued to load and shoot. The leaden
hail-storm swept them off the field.
w- I hov toll rtanlr orirl romrmon I wti of n I
Cheatham came up, and advancing
right upon the enemy's ranks, begged
his men to follow. I advanced in their
very midst ; when a quick, sharp pang
like lightning seemed to shoot from
temple to temple, furrowing through
the brain ; but on I pressed up to the
very cannon's mouth, when another
ball struck me on the arm and seem
ed to jerk it out of its very socket. I
saw the blood running down my arm
and felt it trickling over my face in
perfect spurts, and just as we reached
the battery that we had been charging
and the Yankees had given way, I
fainted and fell from the loss of blood.
This is the last thing of the battle of
Murfreesboro that 1 can remember.
I remember trying to cheer, when
all at once I lost consciousness and fell
like a eorpse in the midst of corpses.
I knew that both armies were in
their death grapple, that they had
met, for I seemed to hear the fierce
rebel, yelL the clash of steel and the
continued roar of musketry ; the wild
shrill cry of neighing steeds, and the
quick wheel and tramp of heavy bat
tallions, while the shouts of the war
rior men seemed to fairlv rins through
my ears. And now and then my hot
blood seemed to stagnate and freeze,
and the dead seemed to be piled on
me in heaps.- ;
How - long I had lain there I know
not ; but when I came to myself it
was nijrht and.' everv thin? was aa si
lent as death, and I was O so cold I
Clouds were flying across the cold,
grey sky. and I saw the upturned faces
of the dead lying all around me. , I
- could not move, and my arm seemed
as if it weighed ten tons. I tried to
move, and shrieked out with intense
Eain. I felt that some awful power
ad brought a mountain ten thousond
feet high and placed it on my head. I
tried to call some one, but my voice
was nothing but a groan. I fell back
on my face and seemed to go off in a
kind of dream. All my life seemed
to pass before me in the most beauti
ful colors. It seemed that all the
colors of the rainbow were blended to
gether, yet every now aDd then alter
. nating in each generate shade. ' '
I remember that I thought, if this
be death, it is ' O so beautiful. I, re
membered how good arid kind ray pa
rents had been to me. I remembered
all the boys and girls that 1 nad ever
' " played with in my youth. I remem
, : bered the church and Sunday-school,
... I remembered my little dead sister;,
I could the dimple in her 'cheeks,
her early i hair, 'falling aU,$t$C Jier
shoulders, ner bright and happy smile
while a halo of light seemed to cover
- the scene as if entranced. (I thought,
Is this death rlkne it was-death, for
when we are dying we. see everything
and hear everything, for it is our last
I felt that the good God would hear
my prayer, for Jesus' sake ; in fact, I
knew that I heard the harps of the re
deemed ones on the other shore. The
pattering rain that was falling seemed
like the sweetest music, and I said,
" This, is nothing but the dark waters
of the Jordon of death I am crossing,
and I will soon enter heaven on the
other shore." After this I had only a
faint recollection of being carried off
on a litter and being put into a wagon
on some straw, and being jolted over a
rough rdad. All the time my temples
were throbbing and bleeding with
great pain, and my tongue was crack
ed and blistered for water. What hap
pened for days, weeks, and. months
afterward I know but little. ' But I
remember that a great many of my old
comrades came to look at me, and
would turn off and say, " Poor fellow,
his days are numbered.
The State of "Frankland" and John
Sevier, the Patriot.
From the Hickory Press. , -. . .
While on a brief visit to the vener
able town of Morgauton, in the early
part of the week. Col. Tate of that
place, pointed, Cut to us the spot
where Jack Sevier jumped from the
window of the old court house of
Burke on to the back of his saddle
horse, placed there by friends, and
made his escape from the clutches of
the law.
The hislory of the matter is too long
to be given in detail, but we will
brifly refer to some of its events
When the war of the revolution closed
in 1783, North Carolina had the title
to the great territory now embraced
in the State of Tennessee. In 1784
the general assembly of the State pro
posed to cede that territory to the
Government of the United States.
This cession was regarded by the set
tlers beyond the mountains ; with dis
trust, and headed by John '" Sevier, a
brave soldier of the Revolution, they
set up the State of Frankland, with
an organized government, and made
Sevier its Governor. Richard Cas
well, who was then Governor of North
Carolina, issued a proclamation warn
ing the people who were concerned
in this revolt to return to their duty,
and inviting them to lay their griev
ances before the General Assembly.
The effect of this proclamation was to
divide the people of Frankland into
two hostile parties, one headed by Se
vier and one by Col. Tipton. The
former continued to lead the move
ment for an Independent State Gov
ernment, whilst Tipton adhered to
the old State government.
The General Assembly of North
Carolina, in 1785, to quiet the distur
bance, passed a general amnestry on
condition that the people of Frank
land would return to their allegiance,
and made provision for the election
of State officials for Frankland. For
a time there was great confusion,
each party having a regularly organ
ized government over the same terri
tory and the same people. The rival
parties were on the verge of civil war.
Sevier, at one time with 150 men had
Tipton with a force of fifteen men, in
Tipton's house in a state of siege. Re
inforcements came to. Tipton's relief,
and Sevier and his forces fled. Sev
ier was afterwards captured, brought
to Morganton and delivered over to
William Morrison, the sheriff of Burke
on a charge of treason. From the
custody of the sheriff he made his
escape by jumping from the window
of the old court house on the back of
his horse. ' Being well mounted he
made his escape into Tennessee, and
was never again arrestei. The next
year he was elected a member of the
General Assembly from Green county,
(now Tennessee), and was allowed to
occupy his seat. An act of the Gen
eral assembly was soon passed, re
moving his disabilities. Sevier was a
brave soldier of the revolution, and
had many influential friends, among
whom were Gen! Chas.' McDowell,
and Gen. Joseph McDowell, of Burke,
who were for a time the sureties on
his bail bend. Although , misled by
ambition, he possessed many fine qual
ities and was a 'man of great personal
What a Muddle.
From the Warrentom Index.
What a mess is politics, and in what
a muss are political parties involved !
Democrats are divided into adminis
tration and anti-administration pr.
tectionand anti-protection." Repub
licans, are stalwart,, half-breed, and
mugwump u , prohibition and anti-
prohibition at ' the same time. The
temperance men are prohibitionist,
anti-salooniat , and,, local ( optionist.
JNTorkingmen hate more multitude
nous, names Lthan any being known
as anarchist, communist,, socialist,
Knights of Ltabor-and trades union
fet8.-?-fiurely a-person can find a party
to reflect any shade of opinion Tie may
pcBiblv nlertain X'What i muddle 1
Scions of a Revivified South .Who "Will Build Up Our Waste Places and
Infuse New Iilfe Into Our Political, Industrial and
Educational Structure - " "
J, C. Buxton. Esq., Democratic
John Cameron Buxton, the son of
Rev. Jarvis Buxton, D. D., was born
at Asheville, Buncombe county, oa
the 30th day of September, 1852 and
has therefore just turned his thirty
fourth year. Being the son of par
ents distinguished for their intel'cctu
ality he was early accorded the
advantages of a liberal education
later on spending three years of his
collegiate course at Trinity College,
Hartford, Connecticut, and after
teaching a year at Edenton, N. C, he
resumed his studies and in June, 1874,
was graduated from Hobart College,
Geneva, New York, being made the
salutatorian of his class, and carrying
off the first prize for the best English
essay. '
Returning to North Carolina he
studied law with the late Judge J. L.
Bailey t and in January, 1875, he was
granted a license to practice. In the
latter part of January 1875, he locat
ed at Winston and commenced the
practice of his profession.
He . was elected a Commissioner of
the town in 1877 and has served two
years as Mayor of Winston, resigning
in 1884 to accept the Democratic nom
ination in the Thirty-Second Senato
rial District, for the Upper House in
the General Assembly. He was elect
ed to this position and served in that
capacity in the Legislature of 1885.
During its sessipn he was intrusted
with the Chairmanship of the joint
committee appointed to re-district the
State into Judicial Districts. He was
also a member of the Judiciary Com
mittee and the Committee on Internal
Improvement. -
Mr. Buxton was a delegate from
the Fifth Congressional District to
the National Democratic Convention
at Chicago which nominated Presi
dent Cleveland. It will be remem
bered that North Carolina headed the
break which resulted in Cleveland's
nomination, and it was the subject of
this sketch who prevailed upon the
other delegates to change their vote
in that ballot for Bayard to the New
At the Democratic State judicial
convention held at Raleigh August last
Jlr. Buxton received a high compli- j
ment in being selected as permanent
chairman of that distinguished body.
It was not only a mtrited compliment
to himself but it was a compliment
from the party to the Young Democ
racy of the State.of whom Mr. Bax
ton is. a vigorous, and worthy repre
seutatiye.yi"rU . ;;' v. ''' Y!"'-
At the joint Democratic Senatorial
Convention . which assembled. At Ger
man ton in the 24th of September, Mr.
Buxton- was again bominated to rep
resent Forsyth and Stokes "counties in
the Senate of the Next Legislature.
'"fie is in,-the prime.a vigorous
young manhood, and- the future has
Candidate for the state Senate.
in store for him a successful and dis
tinguished career.
As a campaigner Mr. Buxton has few
equals, and that he will be elected to
the position for which he is now a can
didate his friends claim as a forgone
The Tribe of Indians Formerly Natives of
North Carolina.
From ihe Charlotte Observer.
The. . word "Chautauqua," which
first . came into prominence as the
name of a prominent annual educa-
tional picnic gathering in the State
of New York, and which has been ap
plied to educational gatherings in this
and other States of the South, is said
to be a North Carolina word. For
this reason the teachers of the State
have expressed a desire to change the
name'of the "Teachers' Assemblv" to
the "Teachers' Chautauqua," Col. A,
M. Waddell makes the claim that the
word is of North Carolina birth and
writes to that effect to a NeV York
Journal. He says: "This name has
become somewhat famous, and it is
interesting to know that probably
long before the lake in the State of
New York was so designated an In
dian town at the confluence of the
Neuse and Trent rivers, in North
Carolina, the exact site of the present
town ot JNewbern, was so called
"The journal of Baron de Graffen-
reid (who founded Newbern and so
named it after the canton of Bern, in
Switzerland, from which he came)
has very recently been published by
thejseoretary of State of North Caro
lina among the colonial records, and
m it de Graffenreid several times re
fers to thia Indian town as 'Chattaw-
qua,' 'Chautauqua,' and 'Chattoocka,'
and says it is the 'place where JNew
bera actually stands,' and is 'the old
name ot the town ot JNewbern.
"The settlement of de Graffenreid
was made in 1710. Inthe -year 1714
(?) the North Carolina Indians, who
named this town Chautauqua, reraov
ed to New York and joined the five
Nations. Did they not take the name
with them and give it to the lake in
; '
i A Cigarette Holder Factory.
Washington Cor. Charlotte Chronicle.
fhere is a large cigarette holder
manufactory here which turns out one
million holders a day and employs over
200 girls. An energetic iNorth Caro
lina firm has a contract with the pro
prietor of the manufactory to have a
monopolj"of these million holders per
day. The firm is W. . Duke, Sons &
Co., of Durham, North Carolina. The
inventor of the holder and proprietor
of this large and rapidly growing man
ofoctory is Mr. Marvin C. Stone, - of
this city. Mr. stone says that Mr,
Duke uses the" holder exclusively for
his Cameo brand of cigarettes. .Mr.
Stone will, soon have to enlarge his
buildinz and increase his force on ac
count of the extensive patronage ha re
ceives from Durham.
t 9.'
Some Interesting Information Relative
to a Iilve Town with a Prospective
Special Correspondence of the Sentinel.
Pond, Oct 18 We are no longer
connected with the -outside world by
cowhide traces, but by iron rails. t Our
whole burrounding country feels bet
ter, than ever, before. We are no
onger a backwoods people, and would
ike for the readers of Ihe sentinel
to know of one of the most beautiful,
sections-bfour State. A section where
pure air and" water may be found.
Good society and other inducements
to those who are looking f r a good
place to invest capital and ' grow up
with a new railroad town.
We are 19 miles northwest of
Greensboro oa the C. F. & Y V. R.
R., and about 22 miles northeast of
Winston, and will be the second station
from Greensboo. A side track 1100
feet long has been laid off and the work
on the depot and other buildings will
begin soon. Every indication is that
a thrifty town will soon spring up.
We have a large farming section back
of us to sustain us, and the probability
is that we will have another railroad
and become quite a railroad center.
A survey has already been begun from
this place to Madison, 12 miles north
and will likely become a part of the
Koauoke and southern road or some
other road which M ill give us a north
era outlet independent of the R. & D.
railroad, and it is only a matter of a
few years when the C. F. & Y. V. road
will penetrate the mountains and give
us a through west connection nearer
than anv other route to the great meat
and grain growing States, and with
Railroad advantages we expect men of
foresight to come among us, and open
up such industries as will lead to de
veloping our many valuable resources
To men of means, brain and energy
who desire to grow up with a new
railroad town, look this way. Any
manufacturing interest will pay, such
as of tobacco, spokes and handles, wood
and iron shops, such as wagons, bug-
rri ko Jtrr -f V i i f anninT t"?ii l f nrrftujlnnf
CVO VJkrWej VUUUlUj -M.M. uiv i.vum
&c. Also good openings for a teacher,
a doctor, and a hotel or boarding
house. Several business houses will
soon go up and carpenters and brick
layers will find employment.
The writer has no " axe to grind
no laud to sell. But will say to any
one who will come here and means
business he can get a good lot at a low
Miss Nancy Troxler has been taken
to the lunatic asylum. The brick
has been burned for our new church.
Several business men prospecting
this week. Our public school has
commenced with Mr. Zeb. V. Taylor,
teacher. A convict made his es-
cape near here this week, has not been
caught. Parties from Greensboro
are having a large quanity of hickory
timber cut to be shipped from here.
Mr. H. L. Gant, of Rocky Springs,
speaks of building a buggy shop here
this winter. There is talk of chang
ing the name of our office from Pond
to Linville. Regular freight and
passenger trains will be put on the
road to this place about the 10th of
next month. One third of the to
bacco crop was ruined by frost in this
section. We are solid for Reid, all
in North Guilford. We think him as
true as stetl for honest Democracy.
Pen. Mar.
A Curious Case iu Chatham.
Cor. Richmond Dispatch.
A curious case was tried at Chat
ham court. James and Charles John
ston, brothers, were visiting their
aged father last spring. Alter eating
dinner together they went out doors
and found their children playing ball.
They participated in the fun. Charles
took the ball and said playfully. "Jim,
I'll hit you with it." James said: "If
you do I'll hit you," and picked up a
stone. Both threw at the same time.
Charles stepped aside, but directly in
the way of the stone, which crushed
the back of the skull. He fill,; and
James rushed up and took Charles in
his arms. Charles said: "James, I
would not have hit you so." James
replied: "You know I did not intend
to do it; I would rather have, received
the blow myself." In a little while
Charles died. James, fearful of
trouble, secreted himself and would
not appear until the court met. He
sent word to the sheriff that he would
be present. Wednesday punctually
at the time the case was called he ap
peared. The case wss given to the
jury Thursday, and after a?, few min
utes' deliberation a verdict of not
guilty was returned.
Tbe Robbed Responsible forgtbe Robbery.
' From the Wayne Zndei'ffuient. r
, - One of the foolish things that people
do is to' elect a bad man to office and
then go about snarling and whining
when he begins to rob them.
The Cream of the Wire Caught by "The
Sentiuers" Careful Cou
President Cleveland has gone on a
fishing excursion to West Virginia.
A cousin of Mrs. Cleveland Benj.
Folsom. of New York has been ap
pointed Consul of Sheffield, Eng.
President Cleveland, by proclama
tion, revokes the suspention of dis
criminating duties on products pro
ceeding under the Spanish flag from
Cuba and porto Rico.
The jury in the Titus murder case
at Belvidere, N. J., returned a verdict
of murder in the first decree.
The gale at Buflalo destroyed forty
small houses ; several persons perished
the wind attained a velocity of seven-,
ty miles an hour.
Mr. Hewitt has agreed to accept the
Tammany nomination for Mayor of
New York, but stipulating that the
balance of the ticket shall be satisfac
tory to him.
The Chicago Anarchists nre to
swing on the od of December.
In the fourth Virginia Conress'iou.
al district there arc five camiiflates-
The beef butchers in Armours stock
yards, Chicago, have joined in the
The furious gale at Galveston, Tex.,
has subsided ; no serious damage has
been reported.
Easterly winds have caused an over
flow of vater in the marshes in rear of
the city of Ne w Orleans.
Messrs. Latham, Alexander & Co.'s
estimates makes the cotton crop ot thi3
year 6,292,708 bales.
An encounter between two men with
pistols at Summerset, Ky., resulted
in both being fatally shot.
At Port Eads and along the Louis
iana coast the damage from the flood
is estimated at 6200,000.
B. M. Turner, of Georgia has been
appointed assistant superintendent of
the railway mail service.
The total visible supply of cotton
for the world is 1,468,157 bales ; the
crop in ught is 904,206 bales.
Charleston had a slight earthquake
shock at 5 a. m. Friday ; the shock
was felt at Summerlield also.
Circumstances point to a conspiracy
on the part of a band of negroes
against the whites at Danville, Va.
A negro named Mott Washington
was taken from the jail at Dyersburg
Tenu., am- hanged for outraging a
white women.
The loss of life by the Gulf storm is
greater than first reported ; 127 are
missing at Sabine ; 65 were drowned
at Bradford, La.
The stock yard troubles at Chicago
remain unsettled. Packers say they
are determined to nuke no compro
mise with the strikers.
Mrs. Ella Williams, bride of Rolf
Williams, was murdered while asleep
by her husband's side, near Houston,
Mo. ; the unknown murderer escaped.
The town of Sabine Pass, at the
mouth of Sabine river, was entirely
washed away by the terrific storm of
Tuesday last ; over fifty lives were lost
out of a population of 200; the de
struction of property was very great.
The Mascn cotton picking machine
tested at Sumter, 15. C, in the pres
ence of a committee from New York
and Charleston exchanges, picked
cotton at the rate of 180 pounds per
hour, without injury to bolls or
The loss of lire at Sabine Pass Tues
day was not exaggerated; 101 persons
are missing, of whom, 90 are known
to be drowned ; the (iulfseems to have
moved for mile-; ia an unbroken wall
of water ; relief committees from other
places are endeavoring to recover the
bodies of the drowned.
Mr. Gladsto:i - h it-ported quite
China is represented as resolved to
terminate the French Protectorate.
Regulations for use in the conting
ency of calling out the reserves have
been issued by .the Russian Govern
ment. 5
The war feeling in France has re
vived ; Gen, Boulanger desires war as
a step leading to the solution of social
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