The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, December 14, 1887, Image 4
-S.--V f w DARING AND SUFFERING. A History of the Andrews Bailroad Baid Into Georgia in 1862. The Most Heroic and Tragic Episode of the Civil War. Embracing a Tull and Accurate Account of the Secret Journey to the Heart of the Confederacy, the Capture of a Railway Trarn in a Confederate Camp, the Terrible Chase That Followed, and the Subsequent Fortunes of the Ieadr and His Party. The expedition, in the daring of its inception, bad the wilduess of a romance; while in the gigantic and overwhelming results it sought and was likely to obtain it was absolutely sublime. Judge Advocate General Holt's Official R fobt. It was all the deepest laid scheme, and on the grandest scale, that ever emanated from the brains of any number of Yankees combined. The Soctiierx Confederacy (Atlanta. Ga.), April 13. lfcfci. Despite its tragic termination, it shows what a handful of bra e men could undertake in Amer ica. Comtede Paris' History of the Ovu. Wab in America, oL 2, p. 1ST. By WILLIAM PITTENGER, A EMUER OF THE EXPEDITION. Copyrighted. 1HS7. by War Publishing Co.. N. Y., and published by arrangement with them. J Continued from last tceek.) CHAPTER VIII. AX ATPALLING STRUGGLE. Once more we vrctn on board and away 1 "We -would feoon know whether wo were to have a clear traek at Adairsville or to re peat the vexatious and dangerous experi ence of Kingston. Once more the engino was given full force; we in the box car were thrown from side to side, sometimes a little roughly; but this did not diminish our joy over the rapid motion which was "devouring" the distance between s and our friends in Tennessee! As we came in sight of the station, there to our great satisfaction lay the freight train, which, indeed, had long been waiting for us, as we were now a half hour behind the time of Fuller's passenger train, and also waiting for the morning passenger train from Chattanooga, which should have overtaken the freight at this point, but which was also late. Indeed, the panic in Chattanooga and the extra trains on the road had disordered the whole schedule and enormously increased our dilliculties. As we came near the sta tion, speed was slackened and we stopped on the main track beside the through freight. Andrews at once answered the usual storm of questions and asked others in turn. He heard still more of Mitchel's operations, how he seemed to have captured all their trains on the western road, so that for twenty-four hours not a car had got through, and that the tele prams were being interrupted further and further up the road,so that, from every indication, he was coming to Chattanooga. But Andrews was still more interested iu asking news of the down passenger train, which was now half an hour late. No in formation was received, but the freight conductor had determined to run on south on the arrival of Fuller's train, in har mony with their rule of railroading at that time, by which a following train was to 1)C waited for only a certain length of time, after which the waiting train had the right to proceed. Andrews approved of that intention, saying that Fuller with the regular train would probably wait for him at Kingston. Andrews might have held this train here by giving a message as from Fuller, but he preferred to get rid of it, so that if compelled to back before the belated passenger, it might not be in the way; and if compelled to fight, the fewer of the enemy the better: otherwise its running down to the place of the bro ken rail was undesirable. The conductor said to Andrews: "You of course will remain here until my passenger train comes, and tell them to overhaul me at Kingston!" "Xo," returned Andrews, "I mustgc at once! the fate of the army hangs on my getting promptly through with those car loads of ammunition. Suppose the Yan kees attack Beauregard! He has not pow der enough for three hours' fight." This was a startling possibility, and forgetting all about Mitchel being in the way, the conductor (the men on both sides had heard the conversation, but had uot joined in it) patriotically said: "Get through by all means; but you will have to run very slow and put a flag man out on every tunc, or you will have a collision." Andrews answered quickly: "I will attend to that;"' stepped on his own engine and motioned to Knight, who was still at the throttle. The latter, hearing the words about running slowly, had put on the steam in a gradual manner, and the engine glided away at a moderate rate of speed. But this was cot to last; neither was any flagman to be sent ahead; there had been delays enough. The time had come when it was wise to take a terrible risk. We dared not wait for the passenger train because of the pursuers we had heard, and of the freight which had started toward the break; and we must reach the station above lieforc the passenger started out! From Adairsville to Calhoun, the next station that had a side track, is a little more than nine miles. The road runs di rectly north, is almost straight, and but little removed from level; this is the most favorable stretch for running en the whole line. Andrews said to his comrades: "Make her show how fast she can go; every sec ond saved in getting to Calhoun counts." The effect of giving such orders to men whose nerves had all morning been thrill ing with suppressed lire may be imagined! The engine was in the finest running con dition. Knight had oiled it carefully dur ing the long waiting at Kingston, and again, in part, at Adairsville, and a heavy pressure of steamJiad accumulated during the pause at the latter station. Xow the full force of the mighty power was turned on at once, while oil was poured on sticks and these fed into the furnace. The three cars and twenty men were no load for the powerful engine, and it sprung to its work with a shock that nearly took every man from his feet! The race against time which followed was grand and terrible. The en gine seemed to be not so much running as coursing with great lionlike bounds along the track, and the spectacle from the loco motive as it rose and fell in its ceaseless rapidmotion,whilehouses,fieldsand woods rushed by, was wonderful and glorious, almost worth the risk to enjoy! In the box car we were throwii from side to side and jerked about in a manner that baffles description. The car was so close to the engine that it felt every impulse of power and there was no following train to steady ft. Many times we were startled with the momentary conviction that we were off the track; but there was no cessation of our rapid flight "We hardly knew what it meant, and though we pushed our door partly open, the risk of being thrown out was too great to permit us to open it wide; and gazing at the panorama that flitted by, with lightning like rapidity, we could gain no clew to this frantic and perilous chase, for there was no indication of a fol lowing train that we could perceive. There was no danger of being seen in the opening of our door, for the rapid flight of the train would have attracted all the at tention that anything upon the car could. Andrews scarcely looked ahead while making this run. Brown and Knight, however, did keep a sharp lookout, sim ply for the purpose of seeing when we came near the station that they might shut off steam and bo able to stop there. They had no hope of reversing or stop ping, if they saw the belated passenger train approaching. As well try to reverse a cannon ball in its flight! If the train had started ont from Calhoun "before we came in sight, it was simply and inevitably death for every one of us; and the people of the other train would not have fared much better. Our fireman, J. A. Wilson, very graph ically describes this fearful effort to con quer time: "Our locomotive was under a full head at steam. The engineer stood with his ujjcu. it was irignnui 10 see now the powerful iron monster under us would leap forward ftnder the revolutions of her great wheels. Brown would scream to me ever and anon, 'Give'her more wood, Alt,' which command was promptly obeyed. She rocked and reeled like a drunken man, while we tumbled from side to side like grains of popcorn in a hot frying pan. It was bewildering to look at the ground or objects on the roadside A constant stream of fire ran from the great wheels, and to this day I shudder as I re flect on that, my first and last locomotive ride. We sped past houses, stations and fields and out of sight, almost like a meteor, while the bystanders, who scarce ly caught a glimpse of us as we passed, looked on as if in both fear and amaze ment. It has always been a wonder to me that our locomotive and cars kept the track at all, or how they could possibly stay on the track. At times the iron horse seemed literally to fly over the course, the driving wheels of one side being lifted from the rails much of the distance over which we now sped-with a velocity fearful to contemplate. We took little thought of the matter then." Andrews kept his watch in his hand, seeming to notice nothing else, for time was the only element iu this part of our problem, and he and Knight, who looked on the same watch, always joined in declaring that the interval of nine miles between the two stations was run in seven and a half minutes; and this not upon a magnificent road with steel rails, as that road is today, but over a poor and neglected track! It must, in candor, however, be allowed that Andrews probably reckoned the interval from losing sight of Adairsville until coming in sight of Calhoun. When near the two stations he would be otherwise engaged, and thus the rate may have been little over a mile a minute surely enough for all the fear, wonder and sublimity of motion! Our escape on this run was exceedingly narrow. The passenger train had begun to move out before we arrived, but it had only just got under way while we were slackening up for the station. A minute earlier in their starting would have ended the raid. But seeing us coming, and our whistle sounding out loud and peremp tory, they backed before us up the track, and the proper officer obligingly opened the switch to let us on the side track. Of course this was done as much in the in terest of the passenger train, which could not go on till we were out of the way, as in ours. But they did not go on for some time and we were obliged to await their move ments. In backing they had gone far enough, not only to give us room on the side track, but also, as their train was a long one, t completely block the far end of it, and we could not proceed on the main track until thev should pull ahead. Before doing this they naturally wanted some explanation. The lateness jf the regular train; our having Fuller's engine, without him or any of his men; and not least, the manner in which we had swooped down upon them like some beast of prey, coming without any signal man ahead at a time when under railroad rules they were entitled to the road all this, which only some most urgent occasion or public calamity could excuse, called foi explanation. Andrews calmly told hu story, and the urgent need of ammunition was felt to justify everything; aqd all the questions were asked and answered that are common among railroad men on meet ing. Yet Andrews would have talked little and would have made a very short btop, had it not been for tho manner in which the passenger train bound in his own. We had a good right to be uneasy here, for we had not cut the wires between this station and Adairsville because we had not dared, in the terrible urgency of reaching Calhoun, to delay even for this purpose. A question might come on the wires at any moment which Andrews, with all his adroitness, would not find it easy to answer. Neither had we put any obstructions on the track. This latter omission prepared the way for another race against time, only less swift and fear ful than our own. Thus we were again delayed. Andrews tried gentle and indirect means to per suade the conductor of the passenger train that it was perfectly safe for him to run down and get to Adairsville before Ful ler's passenger train. But he was not easily persuaded. The bare escape from collision with our train had shaken his nerves too much for him to wish at once to repeat the experience. Neither did he seem at all in a hurry to move his train ahead and let us out on the main track; but as his train was the only obstacle, it would not have been long, had he contin ued obstinate, until the reserve force of our party would have been brought into requisition. It may be said here that An drews was perfectly sincere in telling him that there would be abundant time for him to reach Adairsville before Fuller with his train would be along. We did not think that Fuller would be along that day, and with his own train he was not But as matters were, if the Calhoun man had allowed himself "to be persuaded to start southward, a fearful collision would have ended all possibilities of pur suit, and left us free to burn bridges at our leisure. Here was another of the nar row escapes made by the enemy. To un derstand this it is necessary to recur to Fuller and Murphy, who were within two dr three minutes of Kingston when we left that place. They were terribly disappointed when they found themselves stopped quite a long distance below Kingston by three heavy freight trains, and learned in a brief conversation with the engineer of the nearest, and the persons who had run down tnat way on hearing their whistle, that their game had flown. They heard w;th wonder how long the commander of the captured train had been held there, and how he had succeeded in concealing his real character. The formidable nature of the enemy ahead was now clearly re vealed, but it looked for a moment to Fuller as if all his labor had been for nothing, and that he would be able to continue the pursuit only after a ruinous delay. To back all these trains up the heavy grade so that he could get on the side track, and then down again to get off at the upper end, would require an amount of "seesawing" that woidd give the captors of his train a hopeless start Here arose a difference of opinion between-Fuller nnd Murphy, who up to this time had worked together in perfect accord. Murphy ran ahead and cut loose the New York, the new and good engine of one of the freights, attaching it to the car which had brought their tools from Etowah. He then called to Fuller to move the Rome engine back out of the way that he might come round on the "Y." But Fuller had different plans. The Rome engine and tram had stood on its own track all this time waiting for his coming; the Rome branch led into the main track above all the impediments. Why not take that engine? No sooner thought than ex ecuted. Fuller had .taken one foot race that day, and he now took another, shorter, but not less im portant The en-! gine was headed already toward Chattanooga with ANTHOXV MUKPHT. only one car attached, and in the most favorable position. There was abundance of volunteers, and no need of explana tions, for now everybody was sure that the impressed powder story was false and absurd had thought so all the time! Conductor Smith, of the Rome train, gave it for the service at once. All was done so quickly that Murphy saw them start and had to run at his best speed to keep from being left behind! Fuller probably made a mistake in not taking the New York, as the other engine was much inferior, with small wheels and incapable of great speed. But the distance in which they could use it turned out to be short, and being driven at the height of its power, it is not proba ble that much was lost; while the time spent in changing the freight trains out of the way might have cost the Ooste naula bridge. A mile or more from Kingston they found some ties on the track at the place where we cut the wires, and were obliged to stop and throw them off. Of course an ww 17 I I'" effort was made to send a message from Kingston to Chattanooga as soon as Fuller arrived, but we had cut the wire too quick for them. Continuing on the way, they came in a few minutes to the place where the track had been torn up. A southern account says sixty yards had been re- i moved; but this is a gross exaggeration, j Track lifting was only intended to make the road temporarily impassable, and our broken rail answered this purpose as well as a dozen. Had there been a regular track layer with the pursuers a rail would not have caused a great delay, but it was in all cases sufficient for its purpose on this day. Though we had heard the whistle of the pursuers, they neither heard nor saw us at this point, nnd came near wreck; but they were on their guard because of the similar break which had caused their full from the hand car, and by great effort and revers ing the engine they were able to prevent an accident. But their progress seemed to be completely barred. As usual no one but Fuller and Murphy seemed to have the least idea what to do; in fact during the whole day every hopeful plan of pur suit sprung from their indomitable energy. Too much credit (from the Confederate point of view) cannot be given to them. They were already practiced in foot travel, and once more set out in that manner; all the rest, remaining behind, had no further influence on the fortunes of the day. But nt full speed the two pedestrians pushed over the slippery nnd muddy road and through the driving rain. They felt sure of finding the freight train, or the passen ger, either at Adairsville or further on this side. Should they be obliged to take the terribly fatiguing run to the station its-elf they would probably be too late; but they were determined to do their utmost. Notice how all things seemed to work against us on this eventful day. If we had not stopped to take up this rail at all, we would have had abundant time to reach the freight and start it south, as we did; and the freight train running, south, and Fuller's train running at full speed would have produced a frirhtful collision, which could scarcely have been prevented; for the freight man had been induced to set out by the representations of Andrews, and Fuller on his part probably believed lliat Andrews was still running on slow time and had not reached the station above. The stopping to lift this rail, an it turned out, was probably the greatest mistake Andrews made. Ou the other hand if the freight had waited for Fuller, so great a delay would have ensued that the Oostenaula bridge, which we were uow very near, would have been in flames. But the pursuing pair had scarcely been well breathed in this third foot race when they heard the welcome whistle of a loco motive. Fuller, who was ahead, stopped in a place where the view was clear, and gave the signal of danger; the freight w;is checked up as quickly as possible, and while Fuller told in a few words what had happened and what he wanted, Murphy who had been distanced, came up, and they sprang on board and took command. With all the power of the Texas, which was one of the very best engines on the road, and the best the pursuers had yet obtained, they pushed backward toward Adairsville and learned that Andrews had left a few minutes before. Fuller took his place on the last freight car, which was now the front of the train, and directed their movements. Murphy was the official superior of all the engineers on the road. He stood by the lever to render assistance when needed and all his orders were cheerfully obeyed. It was not long till they were back nt the station, when Fuller jumped off, threw the switch over to turn the freight cars which were detached at the same time and allowed to run with their own mo mentum on the side track; and then as the last one passed by, he changed the switch back, sprang on the engine and outran the cars, which continued to move parallel with him! This was quick work. They now had a comparatively small crew, but they were all armed with guns, and loaded on the tender and engine alone. It was true that the engine was reversed, but this, while it is somewhat less handy, does not diminish strength or speed. The first question which confronted the pur- suers was whether to risk running up to Calhoun in the face of the delayed passen ger train. They did not hesitate, as the way had been made clear for them. It was less than ten minutes since Andrews had left, promising to run slowly and carefully, and if he kept his word, he could be overhauled nnd inclosed between the two trains before he could reach Cal houn; and even if he did not the danger of collision would be borne by the train J ahead and not by the following one. The marvelous flight which Andrews had made was not, of course, drcained of. Had Andrews been able to persuade the passenger conductor to push out, as he did the freight couductor, Fuller's and Murphy's career would have ended. These indomitable men now had an ex cellent engine and ordered full speed. The whole distance of nine miles was made in little more than ten minutes! There was no obstruction of any kind, and they trusted to the fact of beimz so close behind Andrews to assure them against ' any lifted rail. CHAPTER X. IX SIGHT! Before they reached Calhoun, however, Andrews was released from his perilous position. After he had chatted with the conductor and engineer of the down freight for some time and found them in disposed to go on their way, he said in the most matter of fuct and positive manner: "I must press on without more delay. Pull your engine ahead and let me out." When the order- was siren in this direct form they were obliged to obey or give a i good reason for refusing; and it may be il 'icip tnat we sorely needed, ror it was considered certain that if they had de- uow" evident that they either had a faster layod, though Andrews did not threaten engine than ours or better fuel. The violence, yet our engineers would at once ' latter was certainly the case, for we had have taken control nnd executed the j keen "sing wood very rapidly without any order, probably not without bloodshed. j opportunity for a long time past to re At last we are on the main track, with plenish it. no train between us and Chattanooga! and if the reports from Huntarille are true there is no obstruction west of that town, a3 all travel is cut'off by Mitchel. There is reason for exultation on our part An open road ahead and scores of miles of obstructed and broken track behind us! For the whole morning we have been running with a train right in front of us, or waiting for a belated one. We had passed five trains, all but one either ex tras or behind time a wonderful achieve ment! now the way is clear to our own i lines; and the "Y" at Chattanooga is no ! more difficult of passage than any of the many side tracks we have already succes fully encountered. No small amount of the exultation we felt on first taking he train was again ours, as we rushed rap idly on for a mile or more, and then stopped to cut the wire, nnd to take up a rail (as we hoped) for the last time. The Oostenaula bridge was just ahead, and when that was burned, we would simply run from bridge to bridge, firing them as we passed; and no "more of this hard drudgery of track rais ing and still more terrible work of sitting silent and housed in a dark car waiting for trains to arrive! We had heard the whistle of a following train a dozen miles back, but it probably was one from Kingston, and if not wrecked by the broken rail, would return there for tools. We knew nothing of Fuller's and Mur phy's pursuit, and if we had been told the full story, as already narrated, we would have thought it too wild and improbable even for good fiction. But it was expedient to take up this one rail more before we finally changed our mode of operations. A piece of torn track had been put before or after every train that we had met. It was well to put a broken road behind this passenger train also, that it might not turn back after us on any sudden suspicious freak and come upon us while working at the Resaca (Oostenaula) bridge. The crisis of our fate approached, and we believed it would be triumphantly passed. Nothing had as yet been lost but time, and if we were fairly prosperous for fifteen minutes more, all would be regained; and the ful fillment of all our hopes, as for as human prospects could reach, be in our own hands. No wonder that we worked gladly and cheerfully. Scott climbed the pole with even more than usual agility. Some worked at the taking in of all kinds of combustibles, for we wished to be well provided for the bridge. Every stick and piece of wood we could get hold of was soaking wet, but by breaking and whittling they couia be made to add to a flame and from fbn nnrrfno wrhfMi ma !.. n rom the engine, which was kent fnll of wood for the purpose, we comel crivfl a good start to a fire. We had only one iron bar to drive out our spikes; a bent "crow's foot" would have been worth more than its weight in gold; but we hammered away with what we had, and spike after spike was drawn. Here I saw Andrews show real impatience for the first lam not sure but I may say the only time. He had altered his dress, throwing off the cape and high hat that he wore while at stations, and had a small cap on, which greatly changed his appearance. The nearing of the time when his plans would all culminate in Miccess seemed to thrill and inspire him. He snatched the iron bar out of the hands of the man who was wielding It, and though we had strong and practiced workmen iu our party I had not before seen the blows rained down with such precision and force. Some say that he uttered an oath on this occa- sion. but though standing by I did not hear him, the only words I did hear be ing directions about tho work, given in his mild tones, but with quite an em phatic ring of triumph in them. He wanted that rail up in the fewest number of seconds and then the bridge! There were several using a lever of green wood, and trying to tear up tho end of a rail from which the spikes had not yet been drawn; but the lever bent too much, and a fence rail was added and we lifted again. At that instant, loud and clear from the south, came the whistle of the engino In pursuit! It was near by and running nt lightning speed. The roll of a thousand thunders could not have startled us more. What could we do? At tho end where we had been prying the rail it was bent, but it was still too firmly fixed for us to hope to lift it or break it like the last. But wo did the best in our power; we bent the loose end up still further nnd put the fence rail carefully under it, with the hope that it would compel tho pursuers either to stop and adjust it or throw them from the track, and then piled into the car and engine with a celerity lwrn of long practice, and with one of its old bounds that jerked us from our feet for Brown and Knight threw the valve wide open the General bore us rapidly on. The impatience of Andrews to reach the bridge had not been diminished by the appearance of tlfis new element in the situation. Here our pursuers were greatly startled. Their story had been swiftly told when they reached Calhoun, and the engine and tender of the passenger car, with a re-enforcement of armed men, followed them up the road. Fuller stood on the tender of his own train, which was iu front, gaz ing intently forward to see if there was any dangerous obstacle or break iu the track, such as they had already many times encountered. Soon he lieheld us n't work with feelings which cannot le de scriljed. Before getting near enough to see our number, we had mounted and sped away, and he saw with exultation that we had not broken the track, and that there seemed to be no obstruction. With full speed he ran on till too close to stop, and then leheld what he believed, at first, to be a broken rail and gave himself up for lost; but it was on the- inside of a curve, and as an engine running rapidly throws most of its weight on the outside, when he ran on it the bent rail was only straitened down, and they were safely on -the other side of this danger. The next train, which followed almost imme diately after, did not notice the obstruc tion at all. There is scarcely a doubt that two minutes more, enabling us to finish getting a rail up at this point, would have given the control of the day into our hands, for there were no more trains on the road either to delay us or to be turned back after us. But as it was, the Texas pressed on after us without the' slightest loss of headway. , The coming of this train before the track was torn up was by far the most se- nous misfortune that we had yet encoun tered. But might it not still be overcome? The plan which first presented itself to the undismayed spirit of Andrews was to use two of our cars as projectiles and hurl i them back at the enemy. This was more in accordance with his genius, which de lighted in strategy, than the plain course which most of the soldiers would have preferred; that is, a straight out and out fight with the pursuing train. Accord ingly our engine was reversed could w5 have selected a down grade the chance of success would have been better, but we were coming so near the bridge that we could not delay to choose and when the speed iu this way had been checked and the pursuing train was quite close nd still going fast, we uncoupled and bounded ou again. But the skillful pursuers were not thus to be bcateu. They saw what they were about, aud checking their head way when the car was dropped, they also reversed, and coming up to it with moder ate force, coupled on, which was easier because their tender was in front. CHAPTER X. OOSTEXAULA KKIDGE. The bridge was now just at hand. What should we do? To leave it intact was to be thought of only in the direst necessity. We had carried our ammuni tion the fuel we had gathered into our last car, nnd while it was not as good as we would have liked, yet in a little time we could make a fire. We now punched a hole in the back cad of our car in fact we had done this in passing from one car to another previous to dropping the last one and now Iiegan to let ties fall out on the track while we ran. They followed us "end over end," and showed a most per verse disposition to get off the track, but a lew remained. This moderated the speed of the pursuing engine, which was I -ine nrst ieenng oi despondency or. the j whole route took possession of us as we approached the bridge, with our pursuer j close behind. 'The situation was in everv way unfavorable for us. If we passed bv j without leaving it in ashes we felt that one important part of our business would be undone, even if we were completely successful afterward in evading pursuit and destroying the Chicknmauga bridges. Murphy expresses the opinion that we made a great mistake at this point. There was at this time a long and high wooden trestle by which the Resaca bridge is ap- proached As we came near we "slowed up," aud right in the middle of this trestle we dropped our last car. Murphy says that if we had but thrown it across the track the bridge would have been at our mercy, as well as nil the bridges above. He is right, but the difficulty in doing this is greater than he thinks. To nnl! or ( push the car off by menus of the engine involved some risk of getting the engine ' itself off, which would have been fatal. j We had no good means of moving it in any other way, and tho element of time j was all important. The pursuers were right behind, nnd while they could not have fired on us nt effective range, they , could very quickly have alarmed the towii I ahead of us, nnd then the track could have Iieen obstructed to prevent our passage. It is cosier to imagine what might have been done than actually to do it, even if the circumstances were repeated. There was no opportunity to turn and fight at fhis point The town of Resaca was within a few hundred yards of tho bridge, and any noise would bring help from that quarter. Besides our pursuers were armed with guns, and our only chance of getting at close quarters was by an ambuscade. Had the day been dry, we could have flung fagots from the en gine upon the roof, but now a fire even on tho inside of the large irame bridge would require careful nursing. With a station only a few hundred feet ahead, where the track might be so easily ob structed, and with the guns of tho pur suers behind, we could not give time for this; so we slowly and reluctantly passed over the bridge, after dropping the car, and on through the village of Resaca. The pursuers took up this car as they had done the other, and pushed them both through the bridge, and left them on the Resaca side track. It may be well to notice here howonr ignorance of the enemy and his ignorance of us both inured to his ad vantage. There had been already many intimations among us that it would be well to turn and fight rather than to be chased any further. Had the real weakness of the enemy on the first train been known, Andrews would have certainly ordered the attack. On the other hand, if Fuller's party had knowii how strong we were he could not have induced them to continue the chase, even if the resolute conductor himself had not been willing to wait for help. It was believed at first that wo were but four the number on the eueine. The estimate Tj?P V. 0TiVMJjfyi rjsTsTJBT fX TssfcsssTST OOSTEXAULA BKIDT.E. was never raised higher tiinn eight, Mur phy suggesting to Fuller even then that it would be better to wait for the train behind and take on more men. But Fuller resolved to persevere and at least delay us at the risk of his own life. Had it been known that we were twenty, he and his slender baud would not have been guilty of the madness of crowding on nearly twice their number, even if better armed, aud sure of help at every station. But this madness, this unreasonable pursuit, the result of imperfect knowledge, served them well. After Kissing Rcsaca, we again forced our pursuer back by dropping ties on the track, and not knowing whether it was a telegraph station or not, we again cut the wires. No obstructions were placed on the track at this point, but it was on a curve, and taking a rail which had been bent in lifting it I placed one end under the rail at one side and the other project ing diagonally toward the train on the other side. The uursuers saw us start, Lut seeing no obstructions they ran at a good rate of speed right over this rail! Their escape was marvelous. Persons on the tender jumped a foot high, and one of Fuller's stanchest helpers demanded that the train be stopped to let him off! he wanted no more such running as that! iliiL Fuller, though considering this the greatest of their dangers, would not stop: aud it was impossible for him to keep a closer lookout than he had done. But what conjectures did we form to account for the unexpected appearance of this pursuing train? The story as given to the reader was totally unknown then and we were greatly perplexed. The matter had great practical importance. Was the engine started after us by an authority which had aKo alarmed the DKOI'I'IXG TIES OX THE TRACK. whole road ahead of us? If so, we woidd ! do well to abandon our efforts for the destruction of bridges and seek our own safety. Of one thing we felt sure, it must have been oneof the traius we had passed at Calhoun or Adairsville that was following, but why? There were three possibilities only to choose from. The first and s serious was that the sus picious conductor at Calhoun, who had been so unwilling to let us pass, had de termined that we were impostors, and at his own motion had set out to follow us. If so, we would have to deal only with him, and might yet accomplish a part of our work. Or it might be that the freight had run to where we had broken up the track, had escaped wreck, and, turning hack, had telegraphed ahead lieforc we had cut the wire. In this case all the road ahead would be alarmed, and this w:is probable indeed. Or, once more, a messenger might have been sent down to Marietta from Big Shanty, and a dispatch sent to Atlanta and around the whole circuit of the Confederacy back to Chattanooga, and, lieforc the wires had been cut, to one of the traius we had passed, with orders to follow us closely nnd prevent us from damaging the road until a train could be sent out from Chattanooga to secure our capture. If either of these latter conjectures were true aud they were the most probable our race was almost run! We would be obliged to leave the road, nnd essay the far niorc difficult task of escaping on foot. If Andrews thought either of these probably true, it would fill I v account for his reluctance in order ing the capture of a pursuing train; for such a capture could do no permanent good, while every one of his party wounded in the fight would be disabled for tho in evitable and terrible land journey ahead, and would surely be lost. In view of the almost hopeless situation as it appeared to us then far worse than the reality, for the roail ahead had not leen warned as yet the heroic constancy of Andrews, who continued to put forth every possible effort as coolly aud quietly as if success had been within his grasp, is made brightly conspicuous. There were now three chasing trains; first, Fuller and his men with the locomotive of the down f i eight, second, the Calhoun passenger, which had immediately followed him and was not very far behind; and last, the AT THi: WOOD STATION". train started from Marietta, and loaded with soldiers. For ;i time after le.tving Resaca we did not run very fasc. It was evident that we could not get away from the engine Ire hind us by mere speed; the only hope was in some way to disable them, or to ob struct the track; and we were obliged to be saving of our fuel. But now we were approaching Green's, a wood station near Tilton, and we were determined to have a fresh supply at any cost. So tho last wood in the box, with a little of our precious oil, was shoved into the furnace, and Brown, who had now taken the throttle, turned on a full head of steam, and we once more llev along the track. At the same time we who were in the box car put a line of ties along its floor and kept them moving to the hole. in the end, and let them drop as fast as possible on the track. This was rapidly exhausting our ammunition, but it waseirectual in enforc ing slowness nnd caution upon our pur suers. Fuller could not run rapidly in the face of such a succession of obstacles. He did the let he coald, giving the sig nal to reverse whenever he saw 11 tic 011 the track, jumping ofT and removing it, and on again, when the engineer would Btart with a full head of steam, and re duce speed, as the engine gathered head way to such a rate' as would admit of stopping in time when another tie was seen. It was feai fully perilous, and the only wonder i that he was not wrecked long liefore the chase was done. But he probably understood that we were racing for the wood yard ahead. When we reached it there was no lliigcr- jjP ing in the work of loading up. me wooa was piled in frantically by men working for life; but before wo had half filled the tender we again heard our relentless fol lower. So' eager were we to get the larg est possible supply of wood that we did not take their first whistle as a sufficient , Intimation to start. Then came scream after tcream of the most unearthly char acter, obviously designed to alarm th keeper of the woodyard that he might hinder us from getting a full supply. Bat this did net discourage us, for even when Andrews reluctantly gave the word to come on board, Wilson, who as fireman had a great appreciation of the need of fuel, lingered still to get- a huge armload more, and the enemy, seeing our engine standing there, were actually obliged to "slow up" to avoid the collision that seemed inevitable. However we did not wait for them to get close enough to use their shotguns at least not to any effect, though Wilson is quite positive that some guns were fired. He says: "We had, however, secured only a par tial supply when the chasing train came in sight, loaded with armed soldiers. Our pursuers were worked up to an infuriated pitch of excitement, and rent the very air i with their screeches and yells as they J came in sight of us. like dogs when the quarry is sprung. They opened on us at long range with musketry. The bullets rattled around us like hail, but fortu nately none of our party was hit." To be Continued.) Chinese Movement Care. It is not generally known that we owe the movement cure or massage to a Chinese book translated in 1779 by the Jesuits. A Swede, named Ling, intro duced the movement cure, which has now grown important because anatomical science has come to its aid. Iu China it remains very much as it was, having a semi religious sanction in the old form of religion called Taoism and entering into the curriculum prescribed for students at the great Chinese medical college. Phila delphia Call. Snumna; Oat a Gas Well. A big gas well at Fairmount, Ind., caught fire, aud all efforts to extinguish the seventy-five foot flame were in vain until three boys succeeded. They plnced a sectiou of stove pipo over the well, nnd then suddenly bent it over, diverting the flow of gas and cutting off the flume, which was speedily smothered. Boston Budget. Brace Up. You are feeling depressed, your appe tite is poor, you are bothered with head ache, you ure fidgety, nervous, and gen erally out of sorts, and want to brace up. Brace up but not with stimulants, spring medicines, or bitters, which have for their basis very cheap, bad whisky, and which stimulate you for an hour,and then leave you in worse condition than before. What you want is an alterative that will purify your blood, start healthy action of Liver and Kidneys, restore your vi tality, and give renewed health and strength. Such a medicine you will find in Electric Bitters, and only 50 cents u bottle at Dowty & Becher's drug store. He that lives well, is learned enough Tke Homeliest flaa la Colam- As well as the handsomest, and others are invited to call on Dr. A. Heintz and eet free a trial bottle of Kemp's Balsam for the Throat and Lungs, a remedy that is selling entirely upon its merits and is guaranteed to cure and relieve all Chronic and Acute Coughs, Asthma, Bronchitis and Consumption. Price 50 cents and $1. DictZ-W In spending lies the advantage. Promptness is a good motto. It is hard to find anything more prompt than St. Patrick's Pills. They are a pleasant cathartic and a good medicine. Sold by Dowty & Becher. He that goes bare-foot must not plant thorns: An Elegant Substitute For Oils, Salts, Pills, and all kinds of bit ter, nauseous Liver Medicines nnd Ca thartics is the very agreeable liquid fruit remedy, Syrup of Tigs. Its advant ages are evident it is more easily taken, more acceptable to the stomach, moro pleasantly effective, and more truly beneficial to the system than any other remedy. Recommended by leading physicians. For sale onlv by Dowty & Becher. At length the Fox is Furrier. brought to th) School children will learn much fast er if they are mado comfortable and kept in perfect health. Very few escape severe coughs and colds during the win ter months. It is an easv matter to avoid the discomforts and distress of coughs and colds by using Chamber lain's Cough Remedy. It is by far ths best treatment ever brought into use for coughs, colds and hoarseness. When the first symptoms of a cold appear, use Chamberlain's Cough Remedy, and the cold can be broken up at once. Sold by Dowty Sc Becher. He that is warm thinks all so. Worth Your Attention. Cut tlii out anil mail it to. Allen Jc Co., An RnstH, Maine, who will send yea free, Homethin : new, that just coimi uio-ey for all workers. Ai wonderful a the electric liKht, as genuine a puru Kold, it will prove of lifelong value and importance to jou. Both txe0, till uws. Allej fc(o. bear expense of (darting jou in liusinen-. It will bring jou in moro cash, right away, than anything eW in this world. Anjone anywhere ciin do the work, and live at home also, lletter write at once; then, knowing till, nhould .i conclude that you don't care to engage, why no harm is done. . 4-ly Who hear': is bo deaf as he that will not ISswe FtellMBB People Allow a cough to run until It gets beyond the reach of medicine. They often say, Ob, it will wear away, but in most cases it wears them away. Could they be in duced to try the successful medicine called Kemp's Balsam, which we sell on a. positive guarantee to cure, they would immediately see the e.xcellvnt effect after taking the u'rst dose. Trice 50c aud SIjOO. Trial size free. Dr. A. Heintz. Better a bare foot than none. I am selling "Moore's Tree of Life" and it is said to give the very best satis faction. Dr. A. Heintz. 30-6m3 When a dog is oilers him brink. drowning, everyone (iooii W.ism Ahead. George Stinson & Co., Portland, Maine, can give you work that you can do and live nt home, making great pay. You are started free. Capi tal not needed. ISoth sexes. All sicm. Cist this ont and write at once; no liasm will he done if you conclude not to go to work, after jou learn all. All particulars free. Best pa) ing work in thib world. J-ly Ilarken to reason, or sue will bo heard. Try Moore's headache cure, it beats the world. For sale by Dr. A. Heintz. Flies are busiest around lean hoofs. A positive cure for liver and kidney troubles, constipation, sick und nervous headache and all blood diseases is "Moore's Tree of Life." Try it. Sold by Dr. A. Heintz. Their Basiaeu Broiaiajr. I Probably no one thing has caused such"1 a general revival of trade at Dow Ly & Becher's drug store as their giving away to their customers of so many free trial bottles of Dr. King's New Discov ery for consumption. Their trade is simply enormous in this very valuable article from the fact that it always cures and never disappoints. Coughs, Colds, .Asthma, Bronchitis, Croup, and all throat and lung diseases quickly cured. You can test it before buying by getting a trial bottle free, large size 81. Every bottle warranted. Every ill man has his ill day. Look Ont For It! Hoarseness is the first symptom of croup, by giving Chamberlain's Cough Remedy freely as soon as a child be comes hoarse, it will prevent the croup, which can always be done if the remedy is kept on hand. There is not the least danger in giving it. Sold by Dowty & Beclier. All truths are not to be told. Backlen'rt Arnica Salve. The Best Salve in the world for Cuts, Bruises, Sores, Ulcers. Salt Rheum, Fever Sores, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chilblains, Corns, and all Skin Erup tions, and positively cures Piles, or no pay required. It is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction, or money refunded. Price 25 cents per lxx. For sale by Dowty & Becher. july27 THE CHEAinEST BATING ON EARTH: ASK YOUR GROCER FOR THFMt UAsucFzasoaicPAxrx-, BT.JjOVIB.M(X PUBLISHERS' NOTICE. Ai Utter Worthy Attention from Every Reader of the Journal. YOUR CHOICE OF FOUH GOOD PAPEHS, FKEK. SUNSHINE: For jouth; also for tluwo of all 8ne vhoMu licftrtu are not withered, is a IiudiI (ome, pure, useful and most interextinK laji t; it in palilinhwl month! by K. I'. Allen A (,., Augusta, Maine, at M) i-entajear; it is liuad somely illuMrated. DAUGHTERS OF AMERICA. Live full of nttefulneos are worthy of reward and imitation. "The hand that rocks the cradle rules the worl 1," through its gentle, guiding influence. Euiph it ically a woman's paper in all branches of her work and exalted station in the world. "Eter nal fitness" is the foundation from which to build. Handsomely illustrated. Publishtl monthly by True & Co., Augusta, Maine, ut .'i0 cents per ear. THE PRACTICAL HOUSEKEEPER AND LADIES' FIRESIDE COMPANION. Tu practical, sensible iwiikt will proven boon to dl housekeeiers and ladies who read it. It Inn a boundless field of usefulness, and its ability ui pears equal to the occasion. It is strong and t-ound in all its varied departments. HamCom -ly illustrated. Published monthly by H. Hallett X Co., Portland, Maine, at SO cents iieryenr. . FARM AND HOUSEKEEPER. Good Farai ing. Good Housekeeping, Good Cheer. Tits handsomely illustrated paier is devoted to the two most important and noble industries of tlie wonu tanning in an us urancnes nout-eKe ! ing in every department. It is able and up to the progressive times; it will 1 found prncti-al anil of great general usefHlni-ss. Published monthly by George Stinson A Co., Portia id, Maine, at 50 cents ier jear. JSf We will send free for one year, whichever of the above named iapers may be chosen, to any one who pajs for the Jouhnai. for onejenrin advance. This applies to our sudscribers and all who may wish to become subt-cnberH. JSST'Wo will send free for one jear, whichever of the above iaiers may 1 chosen, to any s il scriber for tho JouilNAL whoso sulscription m ty not be paid up, who shall pay up to date, or be jond date; provided, however, that such paym -ut shall not bo less than one jear. tSfTo anyone who hands us payment on ac count, for this paper, for three ears, we shdl send free for one year, all of the above describ -d papers; or will send one of thein fourjears, or two for two ears, as may be preferrwL 3"The above described papers which we otter free with ours, are smong the Itest and m -t successful published. We specially recomm-nd them to our subscribers, and believe all will find them of real usefulness anil great interest. ltf 31. K. Turner A Co. Columbus, Neb. Publishers. LOUIS SCHKEIBER, All kinds of Repairing Short Notice. Buggies, done on Wag- ons, etc., made to order, and all work (Jaar- anteed. Also sell the world-famous Walter A. Wood Mowers. Beapers, Combin ed Machines, Harvesters, and Self-binders the best made. 'Shop opposito the "Tattcrsa.II," on OHvh St., COLUMBUS. 26-m Health is Wealth ! Da. I C. West's Neiivr and Huain Trkvt JtEJJT, a gunrantc-d siw-cilic for Hjhteria, lliizi nrttti, ConvultionH, Fits. Nenoutt NVumI.ci:i. HadKche. Nervous Prrmt ration muwd by the in- f alcohol or tolcco, Vnkefn!nf.M, Mental !) rrewdon. Softening of thf Hniin reuniting in in sanity and leading to mifery, decay and deitli. Premature Old Age, Ilarrennetw. Ixm of p. ut in either eex. Involuntary Ixitex and Hrim it- rrhu'n catmed !y over-exertion of the brnin.HoIf 1 bum? or 01 er indulgence. Each Imjc contain t ne month's treatment. $1.00 a box. or six boox for $j.00,sent by mail preiuid on receipt of pr c. , "WE GUARANTEE SIX BOXES To cure any case. V ith each order recei veil by tin for six Imixdh, nccompnnietl with &5.U), we will i-end the purchaser our written guarantee to re fund the money if the treatment doit not elf -ct n cure, linarantee ihmumI only by Dowty x liecher. druggiMta, i-ole agents, Columbus, Neb. decTViTy MONEY; to be made. Cut this ont and return to us, and we will send jou Tree, bomething of great value and imtsrtunce to vou. lliai win fiari jou in ijiiHinees wtiicn win bring jou in more xnotney rigid away than an j tiling in the world. Anjonecando the work and live at home. Kither sex; all agi-. Something new. tliat jufrt coins money for all workers. We will start you; capital not nei'dol. This is one of the genuine, imrtcnt chances of a lifetime. Tlu-e who are ambitious and enterprising will not de lay, (irand outfit free. Address, Tiiuk t Co. Augusta. Maine. det'JS-VIy $500 Reward! We will pay thenlpove reward for any caso of liver complaint, il)speiia. sick hcadach". indi gestion. conntitMtioti or contiveiiess we cannot cure with West s Vegetable Liver Pills, when the directions are strictly complied with. They are purely vegetable, anil never fail to give satisfac tion. Iirge Ixixes containing SO sugar coated pills. 2.V. Kors-nlejiy all druggists. Beware of counterfeits nnd inunitations. The genuine manufactured only by JOHN C. WKST i CO.. WU W. Madison St., Chicago, III. dec'7y YOU can ine at home, and make more money at work for us, than at any. thing else in tho world. Cauital not needed: you are started free. Roth sexes; all agos. Anjouecan do the work- Large earnings sure from tirst start, t ostly outfit and terms free. Better not delay. Costs yon nothing to send us your address and find out; if yoa am wise yoa wiu do so at once. a. Ualuctt x Co.. T1!? A GIT'S BiacKsmitn ana Waaon laker Portland, Maine. decJ2-'S0y Ht BEAST! Mexican Mustang Liniment Sciatica, Lumbago, BaenmatisB. Barns, Scalds, Stings, Bites, Braises, Bunions, Corns, Scrotcaefc Contracted Sprains. Muscle, Strains, Eruptions, Stitches, Hoof Ail, StuYJoints, Screw Backache, Worms, Galls, Swinaey, Sores, Saddle G lla. Spavin Files. Cracks. THIS GOOD OLD STAND-BY ccomplUhes for everybody exactly what tsclaluied forlc Oneof the reasons for the groat popularity of the) Mustang Liniment Is found In Its universal aypUcabllltr Everybody needs such a medicine. The LaMberaaaa needs It In case of acclJeuL The Haaaewlfe needs It for generalfamlly um. The Gaaaler needs It for hts teams and his men. The Mechanic needs !t always on his work beach. The Miner needs It In case of emergency. The Pianeer needs It can't get alone without It. The Farmer needs It la his house, hit stable, and his stock yard. The Steamboat mnn or the Bontmun needs It In liberal supply afloat and ashore. The Horse-fancier needs It it U LU lt Mend and safest reliance. The Stock-grower needs It It will save him thousands of dollars and a world of trouble. Tho Railroad man needs It and will nocd It long as his life Is a round of accidents and dangers. The Backwoodsman needs It. There 1 noth ing like It as an antidote for tho dangers to llfo. limb and comfort which surround the pioneer. The Merchant needs It about his store anionic his employees. Accidents will happen, and when these come the Mustang Liniment Is wanted at once. Keep a Dottle tu the House. Tlatho best of economy. Keep a Bottle in the Factory. Its Immediate use la case of accident save pain and loss of wages. 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