The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, December 21, 1887, Image 4

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A History of the Andrews Eailroad
Eaid Into Georgia in 1862.
The Most Heroic and Tragic Episode
of the Civil War.
Embracing a Full and Accurate Account
or the Secret Journey to the Heart of
the Confederacy, the Capture of a
Katlway Traht In a Confederate Camp,
the Terrible Chase That Followed, and
the Subsequent Fortunes of the "Lead
and Ilis Party.
' The expedition, in the daring of its inception,
bad the wilduess of a romance; while in the
gigantic and oven helming results it sought and
was likely to obtain it was absolutely sublime.
Judge Advocate Gk.sehai. How's Official Re
port. It was all the deepest laid Bcheine, and on the
grandest boale, that ever emanated from the
brains of any number of Yankees combined.
The Southern Confederacy (Atlanta. Ga.),
April 13. lSfii
Despite its tragic termination, it slions what a
handful of bravo men could undertake in Amer-
is America, vol. 2, p. 167.
a xexm:u or TnE expedition.
Copyrighted, 1SS7, by War Publishing Co., X. Y.,
and published by arrangement with thorn. J
Continued from last tree.-.!
a DinncT i:aili:oau oiase.
Bat we iicv had a sootl head of steam,
and with a joyful bound our engine, as if
refreshed from its rest, sped on again.
We had leen careful to so obstruct the
track that the enemy was obliged to come
to a full halt, and thus give us time to
once more get out of sight.
"We passed Tilton in safety, and the
water station, which at that time was at
a different place from the wood yard, was
soon reached. Our supply of this neces
sity was low, and without it our progress
would be at once arrested. We stopped,
adjusted the pipes, told the imwder story
although from the battered appearance
of our only air, with a hole knocked in
each end. that story was no longer plaus
ible, but it answered for the moment and
wo succeeded in getting all the water we
needed. Had any objection been made
we would have taken it by force, and the
assurance with which we went to work
aided in securing conlideuce. Before the
tank was full the pursuers came in sight,
but seeing ns they ran slowly, and as a
party of our men had run back and put
some obstructions on the track, out of gun
Ehot, they were obliged to come to a full
stop there, thus giving us the time needed.
Then we mounted and sped on toward
It was ndvia"le at once to get deci
sively ahead of the pursuers before reach
ing this town, which might present seri
ous difliculties. As there were no bridges
to burn now for a considerable distance,
the only other thing was to try once more
to tear up the track. The engine was
again in good running condition, and we
rushed rapidly forward, putting frequent
obstructions on the track mostly by drop
pine ties or sticks of firewood, but in one
or two instances by reversing the engine,
jumping out and piling up obstructions.
At a favorable place we stopped again for
a more permanent break.
Long practice had made us skillful in
this matter, and the last two stops had
shown us that the enemy could not run
upon us without great care. So we
divided at once into four parties. Scott
and a companion cut the telegraph;
Knight carefully inspected tl ugiue;
two or three ran back just on f gun
shot, and heaped obstructions en the
track, while the remainder worked with
might and main in taking up a rail. It
was here that a little occurrence took
place that has been much misrepresented.
A southern account, widely copied,
Fays that Andrews' men almost mutinied
against him at this place. The facta
arc these: The writer ami the men in the
1kx car had come to feel that thero was
no need of running so long before the pur
suing train, which we could see to be a
short one, witli probably not much if any
greater force than our own. Xow while
as manj were at the rail as could find
places to work the process of lifting it
with our imperfect tools was very slow,
requiring more than live minutes I said
to Andrews: "We can capture that train,
if you are willing."
"How?" he asked. I answered:
"Find a good place on a curve where
there are plenty of bushes" (as the road
had numberless curves, and ran mostly
through woods, this w.w easy); "then let
us put on some obstructions ana hide; one
of our engineers am run ahead a mile or
two and come back after us; when the
enemy stop to clear the track we will rush
on them, and when we have captured
them our other engineer cau reverse their
engine and send it in a hurry down the
track to clear the road of any more trains
that may be following."
Andrews said, in his quiet way, "It is a
good plan. It is worth trying," and
looked around in a meditative manner as
If weighing the chances. Then the
enemy's whistle sounded, we saw them
rush up to the obstructions we had placed
on the track, stop by reversing, and labor
as frantically to clear the road as we were
doing in trying to raise the rail.
But our efforts were in vain. The
stubborn spikes still held, and as they
were ready to move on again, Andrews
called out, "All aboard," and we dashed
away. That was not the place to make a
fight, as we all knew, for revolvers against
shotguns and rifles would have had no
chance at long range; but from an am
bush we could have been climbing into
their engine and cars before they could
pick up their guns, and the conflict would
not have been mauy minutes doubt fuL
This was the nearest we came to what a
southern account called "open mutiny"
a mere respectful suggestion in the line of
our work. No ofilcer was ever more
heartily obeyed than was Andrews during
the whole of this day, and none of us said
anything more about this plan for the
time, partly because we felt that our
leader was better able to judge what was
to be done than we, and partly also, I
must confess, because we thought he was
only waiting for the best place to turn on
our foes, and that we would soon have
all the fighting we wanted.
The full speed of our engine was again
called into requisition as we neared Dal
ton, and by the aid of a few ties dropped
on the track we were once more a respect
able distance ahead. We needed this
interval badly, for it was by no means
certain that Hie switches at this point
would be properly adjusted for our im
mediate passage through; and if not, se
rious difficulty might arise. We might
have a battle with forces in front as well
as in the rear, for Dalton was the largest
town we had reached since leaving
Marietta. Hero a road diverged to Cleve
land in Tennessee, where it connects with
the main line from Richmond to Chatta
nooga, thus making a large triangle, or, as
a railroad man would say, a great Y. At
that time no telegraph wires were on this
cross road; they were not put up till 1877.
There were also numerous side tracks,
and a probability that cars might be left
standing on some of them; and as we had
more than made up our hour's delay at
Kingston and were now much ahead of
time, there was no certainty of the road
being rightly adjusted for us. It was
therefore necessary to stop at tka open
ing of the switch, which was fortunately
a little way down from the large passen
ger depot, which had a shed over all the
tracks, and through which we had to
Here the coolness and adroitness of An
drews shone out with pre-eminent luster.
It is likely that when we had spoken of
fighting a little way back, his mind was
occupied rather with the problem of pass
ing Dalton, and of judging by what took
place there whether tiie enemy was warned.
The train was stopped, he ran forward,
observed that the track was clear, spoke
to one or two bystanders, and was back
to his post in an exceedingly short time.
To one or two who had eorat up arts,
tnese lew seconds, he said: "lam running
this train through to Corinth, and have
no time to spare;" and nodded to Knight,
who once more put on the full force of
the engine there was nothing to be gained
by care in avoiding alarm any longer, for
the distant whistle of the pursuer was
heard and wo rnshed at the depot, which
then stood right across the double track,
and passed with fearful speed under its
roof. Here Knight got his most terrible
fright. The darting into the partial dark
ness of the shed was bad enough, but just
at the far end the main track bends sharply
to the left, and the swerve was so sudden,
and the speed already so high, that Knight
believed he was rushing on another side
track, and that in a moment would come
the awful crash. But instead the engine
instantly righted, and he again sa . ths
track straight before him. But so quickly
had we passed that we could not certainly
determine whether the people at the sta
tion had been warned or notl
A mile above Dalton, which was about
as soon as the headlong rush of the engine
could be checked, we stopped again, just
opposite to where Col. Jesse Glenn's regi
ment of conscripts were encamped in a
field. Their position, which was within
200 or 300 yards of us, was probably not
seen until we were close to them, and it
was better to take the risk of their inter
ference than to lose time by seeking an
other place for more pressing work.
Again the wire was cut; but it was a
second too late, for a message had just
been flashed through, no doubt even as
Scott was bringing it down. The usual
obstructions were here piled on the track,
and we again essayed to take up a rail,
for the Chickamauga bridges were just
above, and we wanted time enough to get
them on fire, hoping that Fuller would
stop long enough at Dalton for the pur
pose of getting his telegram ready, to
allow us to finish the track lifting. No
men ever worked with more desperate en
ergy, but all in vain; long before the rail
was loose the pursuers were again upon
The race recommenced with all its speed
and fury. The great tunnel was a short
distance ahead a glorious place for an
ambush, where, in the darkness, the guns
of the enemy would be of little value. If
Andrews was disposed to fight, there
would be the place of all others to do it.
With the smoke of our train filling the
space, with our party in ambush along
the sides, success would be comparatively
sure, if they had twice our number, for
of course we could not tell how much of
a re-enforcement they might pick up at
Dalton. But we kept right on through
the tunnel and the village of Tunnel Hill
bej-ond. where we carefully drew down to
conceal our number from the curious eyes
of any who might be about the station.
At Calhoun Fuller had received a small
but very effective re-enforcement only a
boy thirteen years old, but worth a dozen
of ordinary men by means of one of
those apparently small circumstances
which often influence the course of great
events. At Chattanooga the chief oflicers
of the road had become alarmed by re
ceiving no dispatches from Atlanta, or
the stations below Kingston. They there
fore directed the young assistant operator
at Dalton to jump on the passenger train
just then leaving that station and go
south, sending them back word at each
station passed till the cause of the trouble
was found. He had only got as f-tr as
Calhoun when Andrews passed, and Fuller
in a moment after. The latter hardly
came to a stop before he saw the operator,
and called him, and without a word of
explanation seized his hand and dragged
him on the train. In the run up, how
ever, he maue all the necessary explana
tions, and wrote out the following dis
patch: fuller's teleokam.
"To Gen. Leadbetter, commander at Chat
tanooga: "My train was captured this a. m. at
Big Shanty, evidently by Federal soldiers
in disguise. They are making rapidly for
Chattanooga, possibly with the idea of
burning the railroad bridges in their rear.
If I do not capture them in the meantime,
see that they do not pass Chattanooga.
"William A. Fclleu."
This he gave to the operator, saying,
"Don't speak to anybody or lose a second
till you put that through, to Chattanooga.
Jump for the platform when I slow up,
for I must push on and keep those
Yankees from getting up a rail or burning
the bridges."
It was terribly quick work. The opera
tor was at home in the office, and almost
before Fuller had cleared the shed he was
at the desk and the first words were over
the wires. Whether they had time to get
the whole message over before the cut is
very doubtful, and not material, for the
first two lines would answer every pur
pose. Had Fuller stopped at this point,
and himself went into the office long
enough to set the operator at work, it is
almost certain we would have had the rail
up, and then all the bridges above that
point would have been burned; though it
is still possible that enough of the message
might have been pushed through to secure
our arrest in Chattanooga. This was
another striking instance of the man)
narrow margins on which this day hinged.
As Fuller pressed on toward the great
tunnel, even his resolute heart almost
died within him, while all his party began
to blame him for foolhardiness. He
feared to plunge into its dark depths. It
was still filled with smoke from our en
gine; und he well knew that if we jumped
off at the far end and hurled back our
locomotive at him, it meant a horrible
death to every one on his train; and he
was by no means sure that we woidd not
do it. Mr. Murphy, who had so ably
stood by him all the while, here counseled
prudence, pointing out all the perils of
an ambush. But Fuller realized as ap
parently no one else did the desperate
need of pressing on to save the road; and
he had made so many escapes and been
so marvelously favored, that a kind of
fatalism took hold of him. He deter
mined not to lose a minute, no matter
what the danger might be. It may as
well be said here that no prudent and
common sense kind of pursuit, such as
possibly any other man would have em
ployed, could have had the slightest
chance of success. But even Fuller
quailed as they dived into the cloud of
smoke that hung around the entrance of
the tunnel, and held his breath for a few
seconds they were still at full speed), till
he saw with a sigh of relief a gleam of
light ahead and knew that there was no
other engine now in the tunnel! On he
pressed, for he knew the value of the
Chickamauga bridges ahead as well as
wo did.
But for the wetness of the day all his
efforts even yet would have been foiled.
Wo now did what had been in the mind
of Andrews, doubtless, for some time
past what he might have tried even at
the Oostenaula bridge had not the inter
val between that and Calhoun been so
fearfully short. He ordered us to fire
our last car while we were running. It
was said easily, but was much harder to
do. Everything about the car was as wet
as it well could be. The rain fell in tor
rents, and the wood was drenched in the
tender. It was by no small effort and
skillful firing that the engine fire could
be kept at the heat required for fast run
ning. But desperate fingers tore every
thing combustible loose from the car, and
smashed it into kindling. Some blazing
fagots were stolen from the engine and
the fire made to burn. The rapid mo
tion with driving rain was an obstacle at
first, but as we fed up the blaze and shel
tered it as well as possible, it grew rap
idly, till soon but one could stay on the
car and watch it, and all the others
crowded on the tender and locomotive.
The steam was now gradually shut off
that we might come slowly upon the
bridge and be able to leave the burning
car just at the right place. We came to
a full stop at this first Chickamauga
bridge, a large one, and well covered. In
side it was at least drier than on the out
side, and we doubted not that with
time it would burn well. The only ques
tion was: "Will that time be given?" We
added almost the last of our oil and nearly
the last, stick of wood knowing that a
wood station was not far .ahead, and if
this bridge could be made to burn well,
we could have all the time we wanted to
get wood and everything else. In fact we
put life itself on this last throw, and left
ourselves, in case of failure, hopelessly
bankrupt. For a considerable time, as it
seemed to us, though it must have been
mesjured by Meonds rather than minutes.
we remained on the otae side of the fire
watching. Then the inexorable smoke of
the foe was seen; the pin connecting the
burning car with our engine was pulled
out and we slowly moved on. Too clearly
we saw the ruin of all our hopes! To wait
the coming of, ourfoe3 was vain. They
were now- near at hand, and we could see
their guns, with which they would be able
to fight us at long range. The car which,
if the day had been dry, would long before
this have filled the bridge with a mass of
roaring flame, was burning faster than
the bridge. To take it to another bridge
was useless, for the drenching rain would
have given it little chance to burn away
from the shelter of the bridge. Very
sadly we left the tall column of smoke
behind. The pursuers saw the car, and
realizing how serious their loss would be
if it was permitted to consume the bridge,
they pushed right into the smoke and
shoved the burning car on to Ringgold,
but a short distance ahead, where it was
left, to smoke and sputter in the rain on
the side track.
We were now on what proved to be our
Inst run. I have often been asked if this
day was not one of great fear and terror
on the part of those who were engaged in
the race. For mv owu part, I cannot
honestly lay claim to any greater fear
than I had often felt in ordinary military
service. Xo matter what happened, there
was the assurance that we still had one
resource the power to turn around and
attack the pursuing foe. From the be
ginning, such a conflict had been present
to my mind as a matter of course. Be
fore leaving camp, this had been reckoned
a natural consequence of our position.
It had been frequently talked of among
the men, and not one of them seemed to
regard it with any more dread than an
ordinary battle. We had been careful to
select large revolvers for use, and not for
show, and when we found the enemy
gaining upon us, or our leader's plans for
their destruction failing, we only felt or
said that our time to strike would soon
come. We did not have the boastful feel
ing that we were an overmatch for a large
body of southern soldiers, for wo all
knew how desperately they could and
often did fight; but of the ordinary citi
zens gathered up as we presumed our
pursuers were, or even of conscripts, we
had no great fear. That we had not our
accustomed arms was a serious disad
vantage, but this could be remedied by
getting into close quarters; Bnd we trusted
that our leader, who had shown such
wonderful skill in management, would be
able to put us within short range of the
pursuing train, where we felt sure that we
coidd quickly give a good account of it.
Probably the fact of Andrews having
never been in battle, but always engaged
in schemes where his own cool daring and
sagacious planning counted for every
thing, and mere force for nothing, made
him hesitate to order an attack which
would throw aside all these qualities aud
determine the issue by simple fighting.
A time was near when we would firmly
havc disputed our leader's command if
there had been an officer of any authority
among us who could have been substi
tuted for him; but not until Andrews
himself had definitely abandoned his au
thority. Many times the question has been
asked: "Why did yon not reverse your en
gine, and, jumping off, let it drive back at
the enemy?" What good could that have
done? If their engine and our own had
been destroyed, as was very probable, to
gether with a considerable number of
lives, wc would only have been where we
were before we captured the engine at
all, except that the whole country would
have been aroused, and our disguise
thrown off. The second train would have
been on the ground in a few minutes and
the power of pursuit would have been un
diminished. Wo had no wish to sacrifice
our own engine until the last effort pos
sible had leeu made. To merely destroy
had no charm for us, when that destruc
tion conld neither promote our escape nor
serve a military purpose.
TnE LAST hope.
We crouched down as well as we could
In tho tender while passing Ringgold, that
the enemy might not see our number, and
when beyond the town we arose and
looked about us. The country was mostly
wooded and rough, being much cut up by
the branches of the swollen Chickamauga
creek. We had no fuel, though we might
have taken on a few water soaked fence
rails and broken them to burn; but what
would have been the use Every com
bustible scran was carefully gathered up
and thrown into the engine. Worst symp
tom of all, a large pair.jof saddle bags,
which we had never seen Andrews with
out from the time of the midnight confer
ence, together with his cap and some
other pieces of clothing that he did not
need for immediate use, were flung re
morselessly into the furnace. Various
papers went along. These were probably
documents that he feared would compro
mise himself or others in case of capture.
Such preparations were indeed ominous.
But his next command the last he ever
gave to us as a party was more dreadful
still, and for the first time that day there
shot a pang of mortal terror to my heart.
Not the crash of the engine down an em
bankment nor the coming of another
train of the enemy from the north, shut
ting us between two fires, would have
caused such a sense of despair and hope
less misery to steal over mo. This was
the order which, as intimated before, our
party, had they been properly organized,
would not have obeyed.
For our situation was still far from des
perate. Aside from the capture of the
pursuing train, which would now have
been very difficult from the fact that we
had neither fuel for rapid running, nor
the obstructions on board that were nec
essary to place us far enough, ahead for
an ambuscade, there was another plan to
which our leader was virtually pledged,
which presented every prospect of saving
our own lives, though it was now too late
to accomplish our original purpose. We
were some five miles beyond Ringgold,
within a mile of Graysville, or nineteen
miles by the longest railway course from
Chattanooga. From that city westward
to Bridgeport was twenty-eight miles fur
ther. But the nearest way to Bridgeport
was not through Chattanooga, but fur
ther south, and by that route it was not
distant more than thirty-five or forty
miles. The direct course was at right
angles with the numerous mountain
ranges which here run almost north nnd
south, a route over which cavalry could
not be used, and which was known to
more than one of our party. Two com
rades had pocket compasses which would
have guided us in thick woods or in
cloudy weather by day or night. Xow to
have left our train in a body, and without
delaying to seek concealment, to have
struck over the streams and mountains at
right angles, as rapidly as we could go,
would have been our most hopeful
course. Long before nigh of the
next day we would have been safe
within Mitchel's lines! Why not? How
could the enemy have captured us? If
they sent cavalry, these would necessarily
have made long circuits and havo been
obliged to adhere to the lines of tht road,
and thus could not have come near us
while clinging to the valleys and the
mountain sides. Even in thick woods
they could not have overtaken us. If
they followed us with a strong party on
foot, we fleeing for'our lives, would not
have deserved to escape, if we could not
have held our distance for forty miles or
more. If they had ridden ahead and
raised the whole country for a general
man hunt, they would have had only
twenty-four hours or less to organize it,
and no small party then could have ar-
rested twenty armed men. in fine, this
plan of escape through a mountainous
and densely wooded country did not ap
pear to me to be more dangerous than a
cavalry dash on the lines of the enemy's
communications an every day military
affair. Even if Mitchel did not prove to
be in the neighborhood of Bridgeport
when we arrived, we would then have
been in the loyal mountainous district
where we would have met as many friends
as foes. All that we needed in the way of
provisions and guides our force would
have enabled us to command, ann" even'
guns ana ammunition conld readily have
been gathered on our way.
But all these advantages depended on
our keeping together under one head. An
army scattered and disorganized is lost;
and our little army was no exception.
The fatal command which Andrews now
gave as we were huddled together in the
wood box of the tender was to jump off,
one by one, scatter in the woods, and each
man strive to make his own way back to
the Union army! We hesitated, but had
no concert of action, no leader, uo time
for council, and the instinct of obedience
was still strong upon us; but it was a
fatal order, and led directly to the calami
ties that followed. It transformed us in
a moment from a formidable body of
picked soldiers, ready to fight to death,
into a scattered mass of fugitive boys, be
wildered and hopeless in an enemy's
Yet no one of us felt like censuring our
leader for this order, which every one at
the moment believed to be a terrible mis
take. Probably he thought that each
man of the party would find relief in
being cast entirely on his own resources.
It must further be remembered, in ex
planation of this mistaken order, that
Andrews had slept none the night before,
that ho had been nearly twenty-four hours
without food, and that he had spent nearly
two days and a night in the most exhaust
ing labors, both mental and physical, that
it is possible to conceive. He had seen his
cherished plans, when on the brink of .suc
cess, overthrown by what seemed the re
morseless hand of destiny. To the many
failures aud sorrows of his past life had
lieen added the crowning misfortune of
this defeat. Perhaps under his calm brow
he realized this with an intensity of
anguish, and felt that the greatest favor
he could do those he had led within sight
of a horrible death, and into the presence
of an enraged and triumphant foe, was to
separate them at once from his own dark
and shadowed destiny. If so, that was
the mast fearful mistake of all; and as this
order was given, we could almost, as wo
looked southward through the driving
rain and the storm clouds, behold already
the dark outline of the Atlanta scaffolds!
It was pitiful! The General had served
us well ever since the morning hour in
fearful speed and patient waiting, in ex
ulting raptures and in almost despair. It
was hard to abandon her now. She was
substantially uninjured. The engineers,
Brown and Knight, had taken good care
of her, and with wood and oil in abund
ance, there would have been no difficulty
on her part in completing the run to
Huntsville. She was still jogging along
at the rate of eight or ten miles an hour,
aud could maintain that pace a little
longer. The pursuers hail also diminished
their speed, so as to just keep us in sight,
having apparently no wish to press upon
what may have seemed to them like a
wounded nnd dying lion. The command
to "jump off nnd scatter" was repeated
with the injunction to be quick about it.
as the engineer wished to reverse tho en
gine and drive it back upon the enemy.
With such a reason there could be no
more hesitation. It is said that some
three or four had already got off at the
first word of command; but the most of
us had hesitated, not on account of tho
still rapid motion of the train, but in the
Idle hope that in some way this terrible
parting might be averted. Xow one
after another clambered down on the step
and swung off. I was neither among
the first nor the last, and jumping unskill
fully out from the step, instead of for
ward, whirled over and over on hands and
feet for several revolutions. Rising in a
dazed condition, though unhurt, with the
exception of a few scratches from the
briers with which the place abounded, I
looked over the animated scene with the
deepest interest. The men who jumped
off were, according to instructions flying
iu different directions, a few others were
just coming off the engine in much the
same way that I had done, while the en
gineers were attempting to carry out theiv
scheme of reversing the engine, which
could do no good now, except possibly to
delay the inevitable pursuit a little, and
give us a better opportunity to organize
our plans. The brakes of the tender were
put on still more to diminish speed, and
the reversal was made. Here is a slight
conflict of authority. The pursuers say
that the brakes were not loosed again; but
our engineers are equally positive that
they were. It is not material, for the re
sult is the same. The steam power was so
low, that though tho engine moved back
it was with moderate velocity, and I saw
the pursuers reverse also, and coming to a
full stop, whistle two or three times as it
approached a seeming whistle of alarm,
though there was little in the approach of
our poor General to fear; and then they
moved slowly before it fora short distance
till the two were in contact, when the
weaker stopped and the steam was shut
off. The great railroad chase was over!
Dispersed in the woods with no knowl
edge of the country, and no guide toward
our own lines; with the alarm spreading
in every direction, and the hearts of the
people on fire with fierce resentment he
cause of the desperate character of our
raid, the prospect of escape for any of our
number was slight indeed. Tho south
was also better prepared for hunting
down fugitives than any other people
could have been where slavery was not
an established institution; - Tratfcfeiginen
over hills and mountains was no novelty;
and now for scores of miles 5- e-ery di
rection from Chattanooga roads and fer
ries were guarded, cavalry galloped along
the roads, and the planters with their
packs of negro hunting dogs explored
every wood. Unfortunately, too, a ready
mode of identifying any member of the
band who might be captured was soon
discovered. On the way south we had
represented ourselves as from Flemiug
county, Ky. This story was still con
tinued. The first arrests were made the
very same day so close tq,the train that
after this story had been told the men
were positively traced back to the train,
and then all who gave the same story were
known to belong to us.
We expected to die as soon as captured;
and there was a degree of exasperation
which rendered the risk of instant shoot
ing or hanging very great. But there was
also a desire for further investigation and
discovery which would be cut short by a
sudden slaying of the victim, and this
operated to bridge over the first furious
moment of capture, but did not prevent
the most fearful threats, and in one case
that of Parrott a fearful beating. It
also led to rigor of chaining and confine
ment almost unparalleled.
We can only give the very briefest ac
count of these painful incidents, and will
gladly hasten toother things.
".-frO d-"
Villi 'rT,'rWS5rtlWY
Five were captured the first day; seven,
, including myself, on the next day, which
was Sunday. The sunenngs enaureu
even in this brief interval from hunger,
labor and suspense were indescribable.
Andrews and two companions were taken
on Monday; six more were captured near
the close of the week, having, however,
gone no farther than I had done the first
day. This left only two of the whole
party at large, who, by getting a boat and
drifting down the Tennessee, got virtually
withiu the Union lines, but then go
ing boldly forward in the daytime were
arrested by a band of Confederate guer
rillas and brought back some two weeks
after leaving tho train. This completed
tho capture of the whole party, and to this
terrible pass had our hopeful enterprise
resolved itself! We had been told that to
fall into the enemy's power was inevita
ble death, and we had no reason to doubt
it. Xothiug in our treatment was of such
a nature as to inspire uA with hope. Wc
were chained and tied in barbarous fash
ion, aud confined in the most loathsome
dungeons, dark, filthy, and often under
ground, in Dalton, Marietta and else
where. Our food was of the coarest aud
most scanty character. We were assured
everywhere that we would soon be hung
as soon as they could get us all gathered
iu at a proper place. Gradually the whole
were assembled at Chattanooga, where
i our confinement culminated in unimag
i inable horrors. I was the first one taken
there, having been captured in Lafayette,
Ga., twenty-five miles away, the second
day out ! I will describe somewhat min
utely my entrance into that terrible place,
' which may serve as a specimen of other
; prisons we endured in the south.
(To be Continued.)
laterior Decorations The Opening Prayer.
Tho Preacher and Hli Preaching.
The tabernacle has nothing imposing
about it. Xext to Plymouth it is one of
the homeliest church buildings in Brook
lyn from any external point of view.
Probably 3,000 people were patiently
waiting for the iron gates to open on Sun
day morning. Some of them must have
been in the street an hour, nnd when the
iron gates opened there was a rush for the
unreserved pews and they were quickly
filled. When the services commenced
every seat was occupied, people were
sitting in some of the aisles, and the space
between the back pews and the wall was
packed with standing auditors.
I said something in a former letter
about the interior of the Tabernacle, "but
its gold, silver, blue and green is seen at a
double advantage from the balcony. Its
decorations would le appropriate for any
pleasant theatre or hall. Two or three
people iu the balcony, one of them a lady,
became so impressed with the secular
characteristics of the place that they pro
ceeded to study morning papers. But
ushers made a descent upon them and the
papers were pocketed again. Somebody
fainted aud there was a slight commotion,
a half dozen reporters and stenographers
filed down an aisle to the spice before the
pulpit and a company of cadets inarched
in as the great organ belched out tho first
heavy chords of the opening voluntary.
Then everybody standing sang "Praise
God from whom all blessings flow," and
the pastor made the opening prayer stand
ing, while the congregation sat. I am
thus definite lecnuse thero are scores of
Presbyterian churches that would pro
bably consider the 'sitting posture, as a
practice, disrespectful in the extreme.
Only two years ago 1 recall an incident iu
a western Xew York town iu which the
minister told his hearers it would be bet
ter for them to stay at home than thus to
show their weak spiritual condition to the
After the prayer the people, led by a
cornet pIayer,-accompanied tho thunder of
the organ song, "Hold the Fort." Several
thousand people is a great chorus when
everyl-ody sings. Then we had a cornet
solo as the collection was taken.
I have told you before how the preacher
looks, but his preaching is indescribable.
I am sorry that it is not like that of any
body else, without any fear of contradic
tion. His methods are peculiar but not
fantastic, dramatic but not sensational, as
I think. Such differences of opinion exist
about this preacher, however, that I want
to try to express how most of Ids auditors
regard him.
Ono of the queer figures of speech I
heard the other day at the Tabernacle was
from the pastor in speaking about the
self righteous "grinding away at the
windlass of the dry well of earthly satis
faction." One of the things heard that
pleased everybody and didn't seem to do
any harm was "Boulanger's March,"
with the use of tho great organ's bell stop
in the second strain, played just before
the sermon.
A free thinking friend of mine from
Cattaraugus couuty attended this opening
service with mo. "I tell you," said he,
"if I lived here I'd never miss that ser
vice." Yet, ho said he hadn't been inside
a church for five years. He was enter
tained, heard a sermon that saint or sin
ner alone could find meat in without
wearisome encounters with doctrinal mat
lei's, and, since they say anything heard
or seen has an undying influence, he was
influenced for good rather than evil, I am
By the way, Mr. Talmage told me one
day that he asked no greater recognition
for what he had done than the inscription
on his tombstone, "Talmage, a 'Popular'
Preacher." McDonald iu Buffalo Ex
press. Gold Mining iu North Carolina.
North Carolina is still one of the gold
producing states of the Union, averaging
something less than a couple of hundred
thousand dollars annually. Georgia, which
turns out somewhat less than Xorth Caro
lina, is nl.-o a gold state. Before the exo
dus to California these were the chief gold
producers of the Union, Virginia, Alabama
and South Carolina also contributing
something to the stock of precious metals,
but in the presence of the rich mines of
the west the gold states of the Atlantic
coast lost all their importance. Xeverthe
less mining operations are carried on to
some extent in the Blue Ridge nnd its foot
hills. The Sam Christiau mine, in Mont
gomery county, X. C, was recently
sold for $250,000. There is considerable
free gold in the gravel along the moun
tain streams, and it is said that in years
when the streams are dried up or dimin
ished by drought and the agricultural
crops fail, the people there turn to the
gold crop. In Ophir and El Dorado town
ships every inhabitant engages in this
practice, and at the smallest country store
will le found scales for weighing gold
dust. People can do tbiflhnple placer min
ing in this primitive wny on land owned
by others, paying a fifth of the gold found.
That js.the rule in such cases. This sort
of mining is known as "petty" mining.
Small btisiness as it is it has in many bad
seasons saved the people from want.
A Xortli Carolina correspondent of The
Richmond (Va.) Dispatch reports: The
deepest gold mine in the state is the Gold
hill, in Rowan county, which is down 770
feet. Opened about 1824, it was for years
the great mine of this part of the world,
and has a record of over ?3,000,000. In
those early days the most primitive appli
ances were used in getting out the ore.
There were five owners, and the week's
work the net profit was represented in
a great bar of bullion. This was cut with
an ax into five pieces. Some disinterested,
party then placed the pieces behind him
and, holding one in bis hfind, cried out:
"Who takes this?" It was given the
owner who called for it, and so on, until
all five pieces were divided. Sometimes
each share was worth $1,000, making a
yield of say $240,000 annually. English
men have for years owned this mine,
three companies having held it and
operated it Another $100,000 is now
being raised to work further. New Or
leans Picayune.
A Temple In Japan.
Starting early one morning from the
Yaami hotel, Koois, a delightful place
overlooking the whole city, I direct my
jinrikslia boy to take me to the temple of
KenninjL Let the description of the gen
eral features of this temple suffice for all,
for they all have certain features in com
mon. You enter from the street through
a high arch of wood made of two immense
upright pillars and a cross piece, which
curves down instead of up and which, ex
tends far beyond the uprights. You
ascend several flights of stone steps, some
times passing between stone linages and
shrines and stone lanterns, until yoa reach
the platform on which the temple proper
stands. Here you remove yonr shoes, and
perhaps a pair of slippers will be provided
you. Yon ascend the short flight of steps
immediately in front cf the temple and
find yourself iu a sort of a wide porch ex
teu'ding along tho whole front of the edi
fice and upheld by several rowsjof massive
wooden pillars. Behind these is a row of
large paneled doors, extending clear across
the building, but you will find only the
middle two open.
Within you encounter other rows of
pillars upholding the roof, and behind
these in the exact center sits the image,
surrounded with the censers and para
phernalia of the' priests and with what
ever attendant images there may happen
to be. Near approach is prevented by a
wooden railing. A wooden box stands in
front of each image. It is furnished with
wooden slats across the top, and into it
aro thrown the offerings of the worshipers.
The grounds of the Kenninjl are beauti
fully laid out in lawns and walks. In the
eastern part of the grounds hangs an old
bell, which for many years lay in the
river bed, buried in debris. It is said
that Ye Sai, an eminent priest, attempted
to have it recovered, but the men were
unable to move it till he cried to them to
shout his name, when, of course, it im
mediately became manageable. Cor. New
Orleans Times-Democrat.
Liberty Bronze Bosom.
The statue of Liberty has innocent blood
on its hands. It is responsible for the
daily slaughter of immense numbers of
little birds which, in winging their way
south on their annual migration, are at
tracted by the briliant electric light of the
big torch. Oil one morning recently no
less thnn 1,500 of the poor creatures were
picked up, and their condition indicated
that they had dashed themselves against
Liberty's bronze bosom and had been
thrown crushed and lifeless at her feet.
Chicago News.
Worth Kuowine.
Mr. W. H. Morgan, merchant, Lake
City, Fla., was taken with a severe cold,
attended with a distressing cough and
running into consumption in its first
stages. He tried many so-called popu
lar cough remedies and steadily grew
worse. Was reduced in flesh, had difii
cnlty in breathing and was unable to
sleep. Finally tried Dr. King's New
Discovery for consumption and found
immediate relief, and after using about
a half dozen bottles found himself well
and has had no return of the disease.
No other remedy can show so grand a
record of cures, as Dr. King's New Dis
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bottle free Ht Dowty & Becher'a drug
The chicken is the country's, but the
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A garden must be
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I am selling "Moore's Tree of Life"
and it is said to give the very best satis
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He that lives ill, fear follows him.
Look Oat For It!
Hoarseness is the first symptom of
cronp, by giving Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy freely aa soon ns a child be
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which can always be done if the remedy
is kept on hand. There is not the least
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Give a clown your finger nnd he will
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Its Delicacy of Flavor
And the efficacy of its action have ren
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Mrs. Phcebe Chesley, Peterson, Clay
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Promptness ia a good motto. It it
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The mill gets by going.
A positive cure for liver and kidney
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-Mdore's Tree of Lifo." Try it. .Sold
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To a boiling pot Hies come not.
School children will learn much fast
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severe coughs and colds during the win
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A snow year, a rich year.
Better to be blind than to see ill.
Learn weeping, and thou shalt laugh
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Price 2o cents per
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