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BY JULU B. REED <;
I “Th* *aloael wears well his new honors. ’
• Toil I should like to aw him tn a
brigadier's cap. Nisbet was born to com
•’Hurrah! Hurrah for Colonel Nisbet!"
gheered lustily two honest heart*.
"How are you, boys? God bless you!”
/ . “Coktoel. we are gtad to have you back—
we’ve Reeded you here, and those bullet
f holer gave us an ugly fear."
P-jST *T knew ybu were true to me. boys. The
r angels in the Cmlumbus hos
pital deserve your thanks. When you fall
on the held pray God you may be nursed
K by the same gentle hands. Captain, I'm
In search of the chaplain. ”
"CoiooaL be* with the Danton boys;
/ they am to be shot Friday ”
V. • “Tea. colonel, sad days passed while
your wounds were healing. I was on my
wt»y't«f report to you—have been busy until
jL now with the dispatches.'*
®*. “Tell K<- about IL"
E- -Why, colonel, that wretch. Alex Dan
il ton. their unele. deserted and then en
h ticed the boys to bis hiding place. We
| found the three, brought them back and
5 lodged them in Castle Thunder. They were
g tried and convicted, ana day after tamer-
I rbw the dirt shovels over them. Alex
V Danton deserves hi* punishment; but. eol
-5 onci. for the boy*—one IT, the other IS— to
E be ahat down like dogs-it s pretty hard.”
Reuben Nisbet set his teeth.
’ * “ft sha’n’t be!” he hissed through them.
K • Abruptly he turned bis horse’s head and
t rode back to his tent. The sun stood on
® the horizon a ball of Are. In its blaxing
i * face he lifted his hand:
!*_■. . ”Ere you set tomorrow they shall be
nr eared !*’
' In the early hours of Thursday he was
on his way to Division General Anderson,
aed from him to the corps commander.
I ... Htll 1 am going to save the
Dunton boys.” There was not a quiver of
doubt tn the soft, low voice. "I need your
help. Will you sign this paper?**
g A smile spread over Genera! Hill’s face,
and grasping Nisbet’s hand he held it
“Colonel Nisbet, your heart is as tender
as it is brave—your first act as command
er of the Seventh Georgia, one Os mercy.
► General Wri e ht may be at ease while you
hold his command. God speed you! In
If Bls great name, go and save the lads!”
1 The younger officer sprang into the sad-
I V die and gave-the salute, bending low to
resist the wind that threatened to un-
him while his blanket flapped like a
n, Harry”' he whispered at the charg
ar. "three miles yet before our work
ne. Let s do our best, old boy.”
the noble animal responded to the
words with a fleetness akin to
fl. the winds General Hill watched the wild
r dash down the road—watched till the
I Mood in bis veins tingled and his feet
| moved for the stirrup; then drew a small
I flask from his pockets He looked a mo-
■ vswene at me few remaining amber drops:
I “To a gallant soldier and a true gentle
fl man!” and drained them down his throat.
B At length Colonel Nisbet drew rein be-
■ fore General Lee's tent. Under the awn-
I tng in front sat his staff and Tayloe at a
r paper strewn table. Drawing the adjutant
’ ony side into the open field oe entreated
Wfor admission to the general.
A "Colonel Nisbet.” said Tayloe slowly, "I
General Lee can do nothing for you;
fat# so many of these cases, espec
•lnc* Gettysburg. The youth of the
rjjc it pitiable, it is dangerous, though.
a precedent But. give me
paper. Colonel Nisbet, and Til cad
Lee's attention to it."
' jjKan. I v« no t -• ’ - -a”'.: g atter.fr.
see Genera Lee and him now
f * ■ have ;.-ss than .4 hours of life:
I and *ei: G••rural Lee I must see
H .* •■■W. en::- .’e« ■ r- turn- •;
BF ■* colonel.' and for the first
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Public Sale of Real Estate.
>' GEORGIA—FuIton County. Under and by
wtrtue of « passer of sale contained tn a deed
executed by Mattle Eiuu. of Catoosa county.
Georgia. to the Southern Building and Loan
AMoclattoa. of Knoxville. Tenn . dated the 12th
r day of December. UM. and recorded In the
ctet-k i office of Fulton county. In book Ila.
page ill. there will be sold at public outcry
t® the bigbeet bidder for cash before the court
house door in Allan (a. Go . between the hours
of 11 a. m. and U o clock noon, on the id day
of October. MSI. the following described real
All that tract or »<rcel of Mod being in
IM»1 to< B of the 11 th district of originally
Henry, naw Fulton county. Georgia. and de
•ertbed as •oltowa: Commencing at a point
on the east side of said lot 13. tM feet north
of tbs New Flat Shoals road and at the south
wwut corner of the land purchased by John F
FUUh from Elisabeth Thurman, trustee, by
dead recorded la the dark s office of Fulton
county la book J. page Mt. running thence
north along ►aid east line of said land lot ISO
f®et. thence al right angles west 39c feet,
thence south at right angles 150 feet, thence
east IM feet u> beginning, being lots « 7 and 6
of the subdivision of a 2-acrv plat made by
J. C. Carter Also parcel of land In same land
Mt. dtatrirt and county and described as fol-
Uww: Begtnntng at a point IM feet went
from a point on the east line of Mid land lot
LW feet north of the New Flat Shoals road.
Kr.ntng tnence west Ito feet, thence south
| baaattel with the said east Uns of land lot K»
4 Net. thence east at right angles 111 feet.
<r tber.oa north parallel With said land lot line
I MP feet to* beginning. being the west half of
4 MU 1 aa<> 2of said Carter's subdivision The
| ” taxi east Itos es land lot 13 being also the
k® tfivMtag ttn* between the counties of Fulton
WKaib and gH the land here described
part Os > acres of Mod conveyed to J. T
’ hy T. 3. at* J. F. and W F Buchanan
property soM to satisfy a debt due b.
OF Id Matus Evans to sa.l S-:u-Z.err. Ru-.M-
ShSwWM nd lx*r. Association. armur.tlr.g to
'5. A deed to the ; u-c‘ as- ».t u ■.
- ÜbfierSlgr.-d as tlu >g a . . a. , r -.,
■ win (Jecrgia f/T »' 1
M MM- W B FMITH.
for the State fG- i
Building and Loan Association
H. L. Culbersou. Rosser A Carter. At-crne;.-
HT - _
■<* <W. RGIA - Fulton County Under and by
■ virtue of A power at sale contained in a deed
■ «ojteemsd by Jamas E Jones, of the county of
HwFufber. to the Southern Building ar.d Loan
■ AMOdatfc*.. of Knoxville. Tenn . dated the
■ MUketey <af. May. MM. and recorded in book
■ IflL folio Jk. Clerk s office Fulton county.
I Georgia, art!! bo «oM at public outcry to the
■ hlfiaeet bWder for cash be: r» the court house
■ la AtMMSI ,Oa-. between the hour* of 11 a. m.
■ sad 3 e'elock noon on the Id day of October.
4* MSI. the following described real estate
■ rirt of land lot X m the Wth dl.trt t '
WHBF Hear- now Fulton county. Georgia.
W*g known as tot Na J* of the Hi>-
(X >d and JBk’PkthS subdivision of the Ben Litt’c
■ nrupwrtr. aware particularly described a* fol-
■ lows: Bettering at a point on the east side of
■ Tsrry street !•# feet north of Buss street, and
B tseder dtowce north along Ute east side •?'
TMtwrihU*** » feg! to M r. -f an • subdi
MaMtun. thoue* cast S 3 feet to lot H. thence
MM< the Use between lots 1' an 1 i!
i*--® feet to the begt-.nlns
SIIHmP' Being the same con eyed to Jarr.es E
A. Webster «o the JOth la
U». by deed at record In Fult -
Owsrgta. tg bock M 4. page K
J>t<.l>er<y sold to satisfy a det’ due bv
A«« istioe. amounting to I WX
-41 ,h< tare..seer will be ma'e t> tbe
•• tbe Xal'r appetntod ■
for sa«< agsoclatlon. This
W. B SMITH,
the few* u( Gourgia fur the South.
time in his life Reuben B. Nisbet faced
Robert E. Lee.
Before his commander he spread his
papers. Lee read them through carefully
and with a sigh pushed them one side:
“Colonel, there is so much of thia—l
cannot pardon them all. The uncle ts un
mistakably guilty, and the boys—well,
they are guilty, too.”
“General, I do not plead for the uncle,
that craven and reprobate; but for the
boys—the boys whom he lured away. For
the boys whom he taught deceit and cow
ardice—for the z fatherless, motherless
boys. I do humbly make entreaty.
“Oh. General Lee, if the God Omnipotent
hal called you to your far away home and
with the same touch, had laid the woman
dearer than your life by your side, and
those two boys whom with dying breath
you entrusted to your mother's son should
by that one who promised to guard and
protect, be corrupted into cowards—"
“Amen! A thousand times amen! But.
oh. General Lee, If they had been your
sons Instead of Sam Danton's, how would
you. from those heavenly heights look
down upon the man in whose hands the
nation had put the privilege of leading
back your boys to honor and to man
hood. should he rather choose the right
to consign them to a grave strewn with
shame and garlanded with disgrace!”
"Nisbet. Nisbet, your seal runs away
with your Judgment! Duty is the sublimest
word in the language, and there is no
question where lies mine.”
"General, it Was love that came down
from heaven to redeem you and me—love,
not duty, tit Is love, love, love that makes
the world go round’; *but. General, if you
still read it duty, here Is the place where
love and duty kiss each other."
Nothing was heard within the tent save
the tread of the chief.
Lee was startled; he had forgotten that
he was not alone.
Nisbet's arm was uplifted, his eyes
bright with tears, his voice quavering in
“General, that father and mother are
waiting to see you overshadow their de
fenseless children with your power.”
General Lee's head sank on his breast
and a tear unbidden coursed down his
cheak and fell among the papers beneath
Nisbet stepped nearer, triumph flashing
in his eye:
The smile on Lee's face was sadder than
"Let him have the reprieve, Mr. Adju
tant. Colonel Nisbet has dammed up my
judgment and let out my heart.”
The great leader held out the precious
paper that bore his seal:
“Ah, Colonel Nisbet, were I only sure
that I am doing right in giving you this!"
“My word for it, sir. the name of Dan
ton will yet be on the honor roll. The
lads will make two of your bravest men”
“Their future is* in your hands, make
the most of It. Colonel Nisbet, if you piped
for some woman's heart as ardently as
you have entreated for rnrtne, you will win
the fairest In your land of fair women.”
' “Ah. General Lee, I did that long ago
and it was her love that urged you to
mercy today. Xthat I am. she made me.
If ever my voice has the ring of an angel
note, ft is onljr the echo of hers ”
A touch of the cap and he had passed
out of the tent, the reprieve safe in his
Friday morning was bitterly cold and
the sleet struck the earth like a mystic
note amid those weird, deathly strains
coming from over the frosen fields. There
sounded* a low accompaniment—the
crash! crash! of soldiers' feet upon the
The Seventh Georgia formed three sides
of a square: on the fourth was a driven
stake and a snow-fllled grave.
Many a rough coat sleeve hid the tears
of men who smiled at cannon when the
poor wretch knelt in front of his coffin
and strong hands bound him fast.
The gallant Slade was lieutenant of the
guard that morning and as he passed Col
onel Nisbet whispered:. .
••For meicy’s sake. Chess, be quick;
Don't let him suffer!” " \”
The first line of the guard wheeled and
the second took its place. ( .
Alex Danton fell back, his fingers dig
ging in the ice in dumb agony, one hand,
for a second, thrown up in mute appeal,
then falling with a thud across the coffin
And big Chess Slade, who knew not fear,
now white as the snow at his feet, stood
trembling like a little maid, his eyes riv
eted upon that crimson streak.,
The band struck up “Dixie,” the march
ing feet kept time, while the fast falling
snow spread a spotless shroud over the
"Death had left on him . ►
Only the beautiful.”
In a low corner of an old cemetery
wnere the sedge grows rank Is a half
sunken grave, broad enough for two to
rest in. On the upper edge of the head
board one reads in well worn letters:
"Brave Jack and Fred Danton!
Te died well!** ’ ■ , . *
The clover nestles against the words
and the butterflies hover above the grass;
the birds sing here their Jubilates and
the sun spans the grave with a bow.
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Female Terror Who Smashes Saloons
Will Be at the Fair.
AU doubt as to Mrs. Carrie Nation, the
Kansas saloon smasher, being & feature
of the Inter-State fair seems to have been
removed. Secretary Martin has just re
ceived a telegram from Mrs. Nation's
manager, James E. Furlong, stating that
a Carrie Nation day can be arranged at
the fair, and it Is expected that this one
day wiil bring out one of the largest
crowds ever seen in Piedmont park.
The date for the Carrie Nation day has
not been set as yet, but it will be within
a few days, as soon as Manager Furlong
can arrange with places where Mrs. Na
tion is now booked. Her appearance here,
however, will be about the last or next
to the last day of the fair, October 36 or
Wb«a * girl laughs at a man’s >*•. aha
generally keeps It up till wm» on* says some
thin* elas, as no othor woman caa ask her to
•aw’ato ■> , , \ . ...
THE SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL, ATLANTA, GEORGIA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER IQ 1901.
* How does the above strike you as a
proper nkme for a great exposition.to be
held in Georgia, and in'one of the state’s
progressive cities, in the fall of 1902, the
main feature of which is to be educa
tional? Whether the name Impresses you
as being proper or not, the show Is a
proper thing to have, and Georgia is the
proper state to inaugurate. it, and one
of our progressive cities- is the place to
Os cot/rse the exposition will be open to
the world and to the world’s industries.
Nothing* will be excluded, that Is, noth
ing good. The arts and sciences in all
their ramifications, in all their bearings
upon hutnan society and government, will
be gladly admitted to make sgch exhibits
as will tend to add to the attractiveness
and value of the project.
- Agriculture, herding, fishing, lumbering,
mlulng, manufacturing, commerce. Inven
tion, dairying, architecture and other
leading industries, with all they embrace,
will come in for an equal Interest in the
great exhibit. But the main feature of
the show will be the educational,' that to
which the industries above enumerated
owe so much.-
And why .not. an educational .exhibit, a
magnificent exhibit, showing to the world
what has been accomplished and what
is now being done in this direction? We
have had great cotton expositions, agri
cultural fair*, and manufacturing shows,
with educational side issues; why not
now, at, the beginning of the twentieth
century, a grand educational exhibit as
the central attraction with these other
features distributed around in close touch
It is true hn agricultural exhibit, or a
manufacturing display, or that of any
other leading industry of this age can be
properly termed educational exhibits in
a very striking sense, because achieve
ments in these departments are results of
education; but, in a more decided man
ner than ever before; in a more extensive
and comprehensive way; in a fuller*and
more detailed way, let us have an edu
cational exhibit that will show up this
universally great and important interest
in all of Its ramifications and bearings,
that the people at large may see and
judge for- themselves as to what is being
done in this great field of work.
Such an exhibit will help the south, the
state,' the city in which it is held, not
only educationally, but Industrially, and
otherwise. Its great and varied benefits
to this section of the country will be in
calculable. Its educative effects upon the
masses, touching this important interest,
will be Invaluable. As a means of cre
ating public sentiment favorable to
cation, and of attracting the - attention of
the voters and taxpayers to the possibil
ities of the work, no estimate can be
placed upon its value.
Such an exposition should be held,; and
held Just as soon as practicable. The ed
ucational Interest of the south deserves
this' recognition, and steps looking to its
New Day Dawning For Children of the Mountains;
Generous Gift From the People of Baldwin County
• M , f-v • •-.- r ♦ '
BY BUN44IE LOVE.
The Woman’s Society for Georgia mis
sion* has watched with deep Interest t'he
various opinions recently expressed in
The Journal on the question of industrial
especially the branch of do
About ■a. year ago in a humble little
school-room on Whitehall • street oqe of
the regular business meetings of the ex
ecutive committees of the Woman’s So
ciety for Georgia missions was held.
important result of that meeting was the
selection of Mrs. B. O. Miller to presptrt
to the annual state convention of the so-*
ciety a-paper on "the need fdr«a moun
tain mission school."
The discussion of the question. revealed
the fact that Mrs, Albert Howell, tile
president, and Mrs. B. O. Miller, the cor
responding secretary, had both been
thinking of Tallulah Falls as a great mis
sion point since the days of their fair
yoyhg girlhood. .!
In those days they had each at vari
ous times, r far from the humming haunts
of men, in the sweet fellowship of chosen
friends, trod the wild ways which were
then truly “the terrible,” and had marked’
with interest the places where on the,!
mountain* under the stars the red men.
having "life for life” as their crimson
creed, had burned their council fires on
Tray and Yonah and Carriehee.
The paper’was prepared and published
by the Emily H. Tubman society, of Au
gusta, and by aotlon of the convention it
was decided to try to establish a school
at'TUllulab. "An unsought, however, as
if in anstoer to the prayers of the Chris-'
tian women, there came to them through
Mr. L. F. Jackson, the pastor' of the
chutch, a most generous offer from the
people of Baldwin. 1
To make a long story short, last week
Forty - First Georgia Volunteers
: / ' , In Memorable Siege of Vicksburg
w ” ‘ 4 * f ■ . • ’ * • ' f*.
BY P. D. POST, Company B, 41st Georgia Volunteers.
Editor Journal: For me to tell the in
cidents of the war ? from Tullahoma Tenn..
December, 1862. to the surrender of Vicks
burg, Miss., 1863, would take a stack of
foolscap paper two feet high, but'l would
like to touch upon a-few experiences of
the Forty-first Georgia volunteers during
that time. Early in the morning of De
cernber 24th. 1862. we received hasty or
ders to cook three days' rations, pack
knapsacks, load wagons and make prep
arations for the march to Vicksburg via
Atlanta, ‘Ga. The wagon train was sent
across country. We boarded a long train
of stock cars for Chattanooga, then trav
eled by the Western and Atlantic to Ma-
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IN THE EDUCATIONAL FIELD
CONDUCTED BY M. B. DENNIS ’
Southern Educational Exposition |
accomplishment should at once begin in
Fellow superintendents, teachers, and
educational sympathisers generally, how
does this strike you? Write me what you
think of this movement, and make such
suggestions as your judgment may dic
tate, and we will-try and use them to an
advantage in the cause.
Hoping to hear from you,. I am
Yours very truly,
M. B. DENNIS.
The Country Schools.
The greatest educ&ftonal prpblem con
fronting us today Is how to maintain and
render efficient the public schools in the
rural districts. The cities and larger
towns are able to take care of themselves,
and are doing so in a manner most com
mendable, but the country schools are
suffering at ever£ pcrfnt, and the evils re
sulting from their weakness and ineffi
ciency are most apparent.
We reproduce below fn- full from the At
lantic Educational Journal a sensible edi
torial on this most Important subjeet,
which applies with so much force to our
Georgia schools: •' *
"Os. the seven millfon children of school
age in these states more than six million
live in sparsely settled districts and in
towns of less than 2,000 inhabitants. Hence
the rural school Is of first Importance and,
should receive first consideration. We
can never be an educated people until we
have good rural schools and the country,
children attend them. • ■
"At present thfe* Average length of the
annual term of these schools is some
thing less than 100 days. The average
number of days of schooling for each child
of school age is less than 40. The aver
ages for the entire country are 50 per cent
more than these*, and those of the most
favored sections more than 100 per cent
better. In one southern state the aver
age length of term of all thii schools, in
cluding city graded Schools, is less than
TO days. The average attendance of chil
dren of school age is less than 25 days.
Only 350 days of schooling to prepare the
children of a people .for life and citizen
ship in a great democratic republic! This
must not continue.
“For all these six njHUoh children there
are probably not more than 400 good pub
lic high schools, or less than one for
every 15,000 children. In a time when a
good high school education is as neces
sary to the average man and woman on
the farm, in the shop and in the home as
was the ability to read and write a gen
eration ago, thfs is not sufficient.
"Comparatively few of the rural schools
have any libraries or any books except a
few text books by the children.
Having been given ttje. power to read, the
Children should be -what, to read
and caused to cultivate habit of read‘
Ing good books. Bub* this cannot be done
... .•,.•,<>*>wnif . ».■»■<.>?»■ ♦ «•- •
through' tile couttesy’bf tfte Sbutfiern rail
way, and Especially ’iKrough the kindness
of Col. I. C, Wade, a K parfy, consisting of
Rev. J. S. Lamar, o'# Grovdtowfi: Mr. R.
M. Mitchell! of AcWdFth;*MrS. B. 0. Mil
ler, 6f Augusta; Mfs. Albert Howfcll and
Miss Bunnle Lovu. of Atlanta, arranged
to meet the people of Baldwin at that
beautiful place. •
The rain* came down as never they
dame, even at Ladott. The train met a
washout and was forced to back into the
city again and take * the belt road as.
Colonel Wade said, '“the engineer felt It
better to be safe ttian sorry;” nothing
daunted, howevtr, mojt of the party pro
ceeded. They expected much, they had
faith; but they “buflded better than they
knew.” . f" S',-.
A charter for the school had been draft
ed by the generous of Hon. J. R.
Lamar, of Augusta; the faith of the
women. This was apptoveu and accepted.
The Baldwin people said: "We have faith
in missionary women, we will, even now,
give you deeds and titles to this property
td be held in trust by one of you until
the law and the chapter permits you to
receive it as a society." Mrs, Miller was
made the trustee, and I’the 1 ’the property was
Fifty-five acres of. choice wooded land,
the present school building and furniture,
cash and pledges of work, with a thous
and peach trees to be plahted—all this
lying just between the famous Baker and
Fort peach farms—such peaches as grow
never in any other larjd!.. , .
The gift is estimated In round num
bers at nearly 33.000.
The meeting of the comjhittee and cit
izens was held in r the .little school-house
now crowning the summit of the hill.
Though the day had been so dark and
rietta, arriving there at 12 the same night.
Company B stayed In, Marietta until New
Year’s Day. It was there we met that
good old man, Captain tik N. Lester, who
provided us with transportation and sent
us on. We overtook the officers and guns t
at'Jackson, Miss. Col. Curtis held a prl-'
vat court martial and; ordered the entire
regiment to dig stumps for two hours. We
thfen cooked tfhree days’ -rations and •
moved on to Vicksburg and pitched ouri
camp about four miles aboye that .dty.
Later we moved two’ inlles below that
city on the Warrington road. It is use
less to ky to tell about Long Tom sinkr
ing the gunboats, but some time in May
we marched east across the Big Black
river, twelve miles from, Vicksburg. The
railroad bridge over thia river is eighty
feet high, and I remember in crossing
our brigade was string out on the bridge
when an incoming freight train dashed
in sight at full speed. We scrambled for
the crossties in double quick time. I held
to the under side of the rail with mjr
left hand, the right hand gripping my
gun. I was so badly frightened I
couldn’t see the ground .below and I
never wanted to get behind a stump so
bad in all my life. I would rather have
met Grant and all of hie forces in open
field than that freight train in that exact
spot. That was about the closest call I
had during the war. But wo finally
crossed the bridge with some semblance
of order and reached Baker’s creek. The
next morning I was rotised by a 12-pound
shell crashing through the tree tops. The
long roll beat and we fell into line quick
ly and marched abreast for a few hun
dred yards, where we met the Yankees
spur lines deep. It was a heavy fire for
a short time. I shot six times at the
color bearer, and saw the bearer fall, but
their colors only dropped. It was under
this heavy fire that our. own brave and
gallant Adjutant Ellis Tell With a bullet
hole between his eyes. He fell in the
when the children have no access to books
either at school or at home.
“Some of these schools are taught by
most excellent teachers—men and women
of good culture and noble purpose; but
some of them are taught by young men
and women whose education was finished
in the first or second year of a country
academy, and still more by teachers who
have never had any schooling except
that furnished by these same public
schools. Most of these young men and
women do not expect to teach any longer
than may be necessary to make a few
dollars to enable them to get a start in
some other business. The average school
life of these teachers Is not more than
three years of 100 days each. In this day,
when all the world recognizes the neces
sity of thorough scholarship and special
professional preparation for teaching we
should not be content to continue thus to
play with our educational interests and
the welfare of our children.
“Most of these schools are taught in
cheap, uncomfortable houses, with no
adequate equipment and with little pre
tense to beauty or sanitation. The south
is no longer poor, as in the decades imme
diately succeeding the ravages of war.
Building material Is abundant in every
state* and our men have strong arms to
fell trees, prepare lumber and make brick.
We should begin at once to build decent
and comfortable school houses In every
school district and to equip them With
the needful furniture and apparatus.
These school houses are the homes of our
children all the days they attend school,
and we should see to It that they are
made worthy. • •
"The great problem before us Is to get
a good ten months' school In every town,
village and rural community, to comfort
ably house these schools in permanent
buildings- properly equipped and to put
in all of them efficient teachers, scholarly,
cultured, well-trained and mature in life
and character. In every school there
must be a small collection of good books
suitable for the children’s reading; the
courses of study must <be so broadened as
to bring them in harmony with the best
schools in all the most progressive coun
tries in the world. Within reach of every
boy and girl there must be a good high
school, well equipped with libraries and
laboratories for teaching chemistry,
physics, physiology and biology. These
schools should provide courses of study
of three or four years of ten months each.
They should be the center of a larger
educational life and culture In the com
munities In which they are situated—the
colleges of the people.
"All this will cost money, but It can be
done for less money In the south than tn
any other part of the country, and with
unlimited natural resources, a brave, in
telligent, Industrious people will easily be
able to foot the bills. No money Invested
in any other way will produce dividends
half so large.”
gloomy ’mid the pouring rain, ere the elds#
of the meeting the sun came as a bene
diction after the prayer of thanksgiving
offered by the saintly Rev. J. 8. Lamar;
and then truly the evening seemed to
pause, pointing her golden wings amid
the woods as if delighted at the hallowed
scene, and before the company parted the
glimmering light of the new moon threw
its silver mesh around the 'wildered steps
of the grateful women who had thus
found the actual fulfilment of a hope to
ward tlhe establishment of the long de
sired industrial school.
But the work is thus but just begun.
It will be finished—when? Ah, if It might
be at once!
"By sweet Nacoochee’s vale,
And Yonah's mountain old.
Fancy still lingers; and the long-sought
The legends of the enchanted rock—would
fain unf ’d!”
. . • • • • » i ■..■•’•
HaberShan. ■' memory of Habersham,
Georgia’s flrsf r tool teacher cries aloud
for this worl * on.
The spirit of Lanier, whose “Song of
the Chattahoochee” has made immortal
this favored land—the canonized spirit
of Sidney Lanier
“Calls o’er the hills of Habersham,
Calls through the valleys of Hall."
The school Is to be Incorporated In Hab
ersham county; Baldwin lies on the line
of Banks and Habersham, In the Tallu-
B * r * Kind Y9u Have A,ways
big road. I stood my ground uqtil the
, Yankees were within thirty yards of me.
' I looked around and seeing that ail of my
comrades had fled I turned and followed
suit. It did not take but a few jumps to
get out of the woods tb the open field,
and it was about a quarter of a mile
across ’this field to a swamp. I don’t
think I ever ran so fast In my life as I
did then—my only thought In running was
for a pair of wings. I reached the edge
of the swamp face downward In a puddle
of muddy water, between two shoats, and
there I drank my fill of muddy water.
In this battle we got a good licking,
but that was because we were outnum
bered four to one. We were completely
scattered and cqt off from the bridge.
Eight or. ten of our company followed the
Big Black river, hunting for a crossing,
and finding none, stripped off our clothes,
tied them to our heads, threw our guns
in the river and swam across. It was the
second day after the battle before we
reafchqd our camp at Vicksburg, nearly
starved. We had lost all our baggage In
the battle. It took several days for all
.the boys to get back to camp and then
we began’ preparations for defense, for
th*. Yankees were closing ;in upon us.
Vicksburg Is on the east side of the Mis
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our lines day and night the shells ■ fell,
some of them weighing 200 pounds and as
big as nail kegs, and they surely did
make It hot for us for forty-nine days
and nights. Starvation began to stare us
in the face, even our water was cut short.
We were reduced to peas and bread, for
a longer period than I care to remember,
and such bread—l never want to see any
more just like it. By the time it was cold
It was full of cobwebs. Tne beef—what
there was of It—was so poor it would
stick to a tree.
One day I was standing outside of the
breastworks when one of those big shells
burst about half a mile above us and a
piece as big as my head struck the ground
within two feet of me, covering me up In
dust And dirt. Many of the boys thought
I was killed, but I m not dead yet, but it
was a pretty close call.
I have never heard very much said about
mule beef. I am willing to admit that the
mules were butchered and issued as ra
tions, but let me tell you It was only done
by Pemberton for the money there was In
it. On the day of the surrender there
were three or four large warehouses full
of provisions. On the morning of the sur
render I tried to eat sotpe of the mule
beef, but I could never chew It fine enough
to swallow it.
Uncle Sam will never live to see the day
when he can muster as many men at one
time as there were of the blues and grays.
We were the pick and flower of the na
tion. The Spanish-American and Philip
pine soldiers know nothing about the
hardships of war to compare with what
we had to suffer.
On July 3 a flag of truce was raised and
Grant and Pemberton came to terms of
our surrender. At 11 o’clock the next day
we were commanded to fall in line and the
conditions of surrender were read to us;
then we marched three paces In front and
stacked arms, then fell back 50 yarda
Then the Yankees began to march In
from every direction and they played
“Dixie" until my hair stood on end. They
stacked arms, then broke ranks, took off
their haversacks and opening them up
said: "Here, Johnny, get your grub! Here,
Johnny, get your grub!" I didn't need
much invitation. I sat down with a little
Yankee nanjed Strayer from lowa. I
was overcome with joy, for it was the
first time I had had enough to eat for 49
days. Strayer told me that they had all
drawn 200 rounds of ammunition the even
ing before, for if we did not surrender
they had orders to shoot the town and its
occupants into doll rags. It was a good
thing we surrendered, for If they had
charged our ranks, there would have been
an awfully big funeral procession the next
We got our pay rolls on the 6th of July.
I do wonder how many of the boys re
member the oath that we had to take that
day? Here it Is:
"To all whom it may concern, be it
known that I, P. D. Post, Company B,
Forty-first regiment, Georgia volunteers,
being a prisoner of war in the hands of
the United States forces in virtue of the
capitulation of the city of Vicksburg and
Its garrison, held by Lieutenant General
John C. Pemberton, commanding on July
4, 1863, I do, in pursuance of said capitu
lation, give this my solemn promise un
der oath that I will not take up arms
against the United States of America,
nor discharge any duties usually per
formed by officers or soldiers against the
United Stqtee of Ajnerioa, until duly ex
changed by the proper authorities, so help
We left Vicksburg July 12 on a long,
hot march to Meridian, Miss. At Merid
ian we boarded some stock cars for Mo
bile. I Reached home about the last of
July. My mother met me at the gate,
and throwing her arms around the neck
of her returned soldier boy said: "Thanks
be to God! My boy is alive and home
again!" For she had mourned me as
I was provided with soap and water in
the back yard. It was my first contact
with either since the day before the bat
tle of Baker’s creek.
We were out of the fight for 84 days,
then were exchanged and went into camp
two miles below Decatur, Ga. Then the
dread of war was upon us again. I think
if there was ever a set of men who de
serve honor and praise it is the men who
suffered the agonies and perils of warfare
during the siege of Vicksburg,
A WORD TO BISHOP TURNER.
To the Editor of The Journal:
I see in your last week’s paper Bishop
Turner quoted as being willing to go to
Africa with 25,000 negroes. I suppose the
government would have to pay their pas
sage and force them to go with him, be
cause force would' be necessary to move
many of them from one country to anoth
er, and he being free and equal under
our laws I see no way he can be forced to
go to Africa or elsewhere against his will.
Bishop. Turner says there Is an irresisti
ble conflict between whites and blacks,
and nothing but separation will end it. I
don’t believe there is any such conflict,
only in the bishop’s disordered imagina
tion, but if there really is such conflict,
and if the bishop Is gifted with prophecy,
he can see in the future this country as
clear of the negro as it is now of Indians;
and they will not be sent to Africa either.
He says our children (meaning negro
children, I suppose,) are generated and
nurtured under a malignant and misan
thropic excitement thgt will wreck this
Now, I wish to ask who Is responsible
for this feeling with the negro. Is not
Bishop Turner and other negro ministers
responsible? They have been free 35 year - ’,
and there is but few now living who ever
had much taste qf slavery, and these are
the most law-abiding of the race; in fact,
you never hear of any heinous ,• offense
being committed by one of them.
If Bishop Turner and other negro min
isters will preach the, Bible to their con
gregations and exhort them to live Chris
tian and upright lives instead of harangu
ing about the negroes’ franchise and rail
road accommodations for him, .1 will war
rant 4n ten. years their children will not
be generated and nurtured In such ma
lignant misanthropy to the whites as he
now seems to think.
I like his idea ; about cropping and
branding •- for rape, but instead of
sending them to Africa, turn them loose
so .they. may be living walking examples
to all such inclined scoundrels; and should
Bishop Turner make Godly men of them
no one will say nay.
W. R. ANDERSON.
West Point, Ga., September 4.
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was received yesterday from an author
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Ecuadorean border stating that Ecuador
had intervened as against Colombia with
an army well equipped and with vessels
of war. Under these circumstances, the
cablegram states that It will be neces
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having Colombian war vessels In Pacific
water near the Colombian Ecuador fron
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element on tne isthmus of Panama. Un
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neutrality, but the cablegram received
today indicates that the first overt act
against Colombian has been made.
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THE SOUTH DESTINY.
The Fall River manufacturers of common
cotton fabrics are complaining of hard times.
The competition of southern mills la driving
them to the wall, and, under prevailing con
ditions, they see no way of holding their own
unless they can reduce the cost of producing
cloth of the kind they turn out, hence their
announced purpose to cut wages. . »
But even that expedient promises but litfla
relief, as the future Is anything but bright for
the cotton mills of New England. The inevit
able must eventually overtake them, as tima is
sure to bring about the complete transfer of
the cotton industries to the south. Foreseeing S
this, the New Orleans Picayune indulges in th*
following reflections •
“There are about 80,000 men, women and
children working In more than 100 cotton mills.V.
In Massachusetts. They are protected by all
the tariff they have ever asked for against
English and other foreign cotton manufactur
ers, but no tariff that congress can enact can j
protect them against the southern cotton mills t
in the cotton states. *
“The urgency of this competition is going
steadily to increase, and the day will com* 3
when the New England cotton spinners will
regret that the southern states of the union 1
were not allowed to set up for themselves,
so that the northern cotton mills would now
be protected by that same tariff against the
southern cotton spinners. Doubtless the north
ern Iron and steel makers will come to some
such conclusion also as the ability of the
south to compete and undersell In those sta
ples shall be developed to the full extent of It*
“But the south is in the union to stay, and \
an era of southern development has com- j
menced. Not only has the day of competition
by southern manufacturers with those of the 4
north set in, but the white workingmen of the q
north have got to compete in labor With the I
negroee of the south. "
This competition is going to grow in strenu- 3
ousness every day, and the time will come m
when it will be unbearable. It wHI be an evil '
which the working classes of the northern ;
states themselves brought upon the country. .8
The workingmen of the north and west made J
up the rank and tile of the great armies which 1
saved the Union in 1881-66. Many ot them will J
live and their children will live after them to 3
regret that the south did not succeed in be- I
coming a foreign country. , 1
“As for the south, it can work out its won- |
derful destiny much better as a part of the
richest and mightiest nation upon the planet.
Its position is. therefore, all that ooaM b«
desired, because, in a state of Independence,
It would have to bear the whole of the burden*
which the balance of the grand republic will d
now assist tt to caTryf”-' -
The Picayune’s conclusions would have «beea
more accurate had they been to the effect M
that when the south, in the natural course of
events, becomes the seat of the cotton and
Iron Indusrles the country will be relieved of
the burdens it foresees a division of. Be’-up
within sight of the cotton fields and gt th*
mouth of the mines the workshops of textile J
and metal working artisans will no longer neeij ■
artificial advantages to enable them tqaAourtoh fl
in spite of foreign competition. Bau*ed of fl
the unnecessary cost of moving raw material fl
to far away points to find plants prepared to w
turn it Into cloth and merchantable Iron, th* ’
south will be able to get along wtthtmt pro
tective tariffs and to meet the world in open
competition without calling upon the consumer |
for tribute to help it overcome rivals from
across the seas.
RAN AWAY WITH MONEY.
TAMPA, Fla., Sept. s.—Reslstencie Isß
now discussing a story which is making
the average member feel a frenzy he ha* |
not experienced since the deportations. 1
A well known Spanish employe on the
steamship Mascotte, which run* between B
this city and Havana, states that a woman j
has skipped with 38,000 in cash money f
which was entrusted to her fqr delivery
The Spaniards says that some day* ago |
it was secretly determined by th« laboring ;
people of Havana to help the Tampa strike ft
sufferers. The sum of 38,000 was raised and
entrusted to a woman, whose name is not
divulged. The woman was a member of the
union and in Havana looking after theMjg
collections. She took the cash and boarded
the steamer at Havana and came on to
Port Tampa. When she arrived there she
booked herself for a passage to New York
and there Immediately embarked for Spain
and is now on her way there.
They declare that the money has gone
with the woman and that she gave tbem ]
the slip in the most heartlew manner.* ]
The matter is being discussed among theTg
members of the order and they are simply. ®
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the money. They do not see any
whereby they can get redress, as the
man is out of reach and tuey do
know where she has really gone to,
about the only thing they are sure of to 3
the fact that they have not received thq i
money which was intended for them.
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