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Logansport, Indiana
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Monday, May 30, 1898
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tPUSHING THE RAIDER (CAVALRYMEN CAMPAIGNING ON RATIONS OF FRIED CHICKEN. gMtrriay Had I,ndicrou* Incident* of the Pormait of More»n'» ttund—The Gr«at Ohio K»)d—Troopers pampered by a Grmteful Popalfeoe. CCopyright. 18SS. by American Prt-ss Association.) HE rain waa pouring in torrents as night fell over oar camp at Somerset, Ky., July 3, 18(13. We -were bugging ourselves in congratulation over the fa<-t that we had a good dry camp, and pulled our tent flaps tight to keep out rha Btorm UK we settled down to a quiet night's rest, »t peace •with all the -world, for that night anyhow. We were light hearted youngsters, and "home" was wherever uigbt overtook us. In a lull of the storm the quick gallop of a courier was heard. In an instant ho reined up at the tent of our commander, Colonel Israel Garrard of the Seventh Ohio cavalry, to whom he banned an order, which read: "You •will report for duty with your regiment •within one hour from receipt of this order, your troops to be supplied with two days' rations and 40 rounds of ammunition per man, one ambulance to accompany your regiment." This order had a businesslike ring. Under the adjutant's order the chief bugler sounded "boots and saddles." As the notes of the bngle fell upon the camp the cavalrymen thrust their heads out of their little "put tents" and gave » cheer. Within a few minutes we were looking back with lingering eyes upon our nice dry camp as we rode away in one of the heaviest downpours of rain we had ever experienced. Beporting to the commander of our brigade, we were informed that General John Morgan, with his division of "rebel raiders," was about to cross the Cumberland river on one of hisperiodic- al raids through Kentucky. This information was given to the troops and • received with tumultuous cheers, e were particularly anxious to have withJl organ' s ruenT" regiment, the Seventh Ohio cavalry (1,200 strong), was^j-ecruited in southern Ohio, in the counties bordering the Ohio river. A considerabjojpor- tion of Gerieral^Joha XTcrgan's com- J»and"wa~?eoFuited from the counties tbTnorthern Kentucky, bordering the Ohjp river directly opposite onr homes. •Thns'we'were by no means strangers to mnh other and may he said to have been ' Our rabtier "pob'chbfe" were drawn tight ovei' onr shoulders as we took up onr night inarch through the downpour of rain. By midnight we had come to Fishing-creek, near Mills Springs, Ky., the scene of General Thomas' victory •nd Zollicoffer's death. This mountain stream was sending down a torrent of •water with heavy driftwood, against •which no horse could stand, and was altogether beyond fording, thus precluding our farther progress that night. We bivouacked as best we could till daylight, when, under great difficulty, we lorded the raging torrent, with the loss of only one horse—the rider being rescued by the ready hands of his comrades. Arriving at the Cumberland river above Burksville, wa found Morgan with his division of cavalry occupying oiE-D T*i,7 WE- ^iM DWELL ptKfr: WHOSE BLoon WAS 5MHJ iBSRTy. WHO FROM T* Wo>J flMvEN:*»ODYl«Ci DIO*CT FAIL, UT SWEPT TWlUflPMAUT OH TM5I"? W*y O GLopy.TVAT &<MDS IN GODS ETERNAL AouiL»^Ktni»iTt». a Michigan regiment to surrender his force to save the effusion of blood. This Federal officer replied that his superior officer had stationed biru at that point for the purpose of effusing blood, and the effusion would begin right away if Morgan desired. Morgan accepted the challenge and made the attack, aud one of his own brothers was killed at this point. Morgan did not have time to continue the attack and withdrew, continuing his inarch northward, with onr pursuing force "pushing him along." We expected Morgan to turn east before striking the Ohio river, but in this we were mistaken, as upon arriving at Brandenburg, some 40. miles below iionisvil)e,_hejgized passing steamboats and landed his force" m Indiana! Following his trail, we reached Brandenburg just in time to see Morgan's rear stretch was 90 one -~ — this being the jump be made from a point in Indiana west of Cincinnati to Williamsburg, O., on the east of Cincinnati. Morgan's force did not exceed 2,500 troopers when he invaded the states north of the Ohio river, possibly 500 less. I think 2,000 would be a fair figure to nam« for the number of troops he led into Indiana. Our march across the state of Ohio was in many ways painful, as onr i horses were failing rapidly. Twenty- two hours' marching out of each 24 was more than they could stand in their ex- hansted condition. Our ambulance had miles in 24 hours, . Colonel Garrard by a Confederate officer, who stated that Colonel Howard officers and ing north iu Tndi&na. "HlsTrear guard stopped long enough to wave their bats attisaud bid us goodby^ The steamboats taeyhacHJSgd In~crbfising were_aj that moiSeiit taming into flatnes aud burned to the water's edge, tied fast to the Indiana shore, ^^- • Other Btoaniboatb-Vere hurriedly obtained, aud our, 'pursuing force hastily transferred,across the river, men and idrses jaemg tumbled aboard the boats p,(juTck order and tumbled off tbe boats as quickly -when on the other side. The appearance of Morgan's men on the north bank of the Ohio river created consternation in Indiana and Ohio. The ;overnorof Indiana called out the home jnard to the number of 50,000, and as Morgan's advance turned toward Ohio the governor of the Buckeye State called 50,000 "squirrel hunters" into the field. At Corydon, Ind., the Home guards gave the invaders a brisk little battle and delayed their advauce for a brief ;ime. General Hobsou'a pursuing column, of which the Seventh Ohio cavalry was a part, arrived at Corydon within a few hours after Morgan's departure. The citizens of Indiana received us with the greatest enthusiasm, and from the ;ime of our arrival at Corydon until the end of our march at Burlington Island, O., a distance of about 300 miles, our line of march was between two lines of people occupying each side of the road —men, women and children—laden with good things for us to eat, the principal article being fried chicken. In truth and literally there was GOO miles of fried chicken! FORDED THE RAGING TORKKNT. the south bank of the river. For a day or two we had skirmishing, "give and take." The river was fordable in ruauy places, tmd we did not expect to hold Morgan on the south bank of the river if it was his desire to come over to onr ride. In fact, we rather preferred that he should come over. About July 4 .Morgan had found it. possible to cross the river at numerous fords, and we •were called in from our picket duty to join in the pursuit. This was the start of Morgan's famous raid, which extended across the states of Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio. As soon as the raider chief took up his line of march northward from the Cumberland river the officers iu command of the cavalry in pursuit determined to fol low him right in his own trail if it lee them even to4he> state of Maine aud not •t any time to seek to head him off and not to be drawn aside on false scents for a single moment. As Morgan proceeded northward across the state of Kentucky he came •cross small garrisons of Federal troops guarding important places. At Greei Hirer he called upon Colonel Moore of Smith and a few other men of Morgan's command -were in the woods near by, having been cut off from thftir command, and knowing the uselessness of further effort would surrender if an officer was sent to receive them. Adjutant Allen and Lieutenant McCol- geu of the Seventh Ohio cavalry were sent to receive them arid escort them to our Hues. On the way to receive these Confederates they were met coming to our lines under escort of a sergeant of the Eighth Michigan cavalry whom they accidentally met in the woods. These prisoners were received by the writer of these lines, who was greatly surprised to learK that General__Basil_I)uke,_ Morgan's chief lieutenant, %?as in company with Colonel Howard Smith. General . . Dukehore_hiuise|f ^vi tij. dignity^ and"! TEI.EGHAPH HAD AKSODNCED OUK COMtXG. been dropped long ago, but our medical officers, mounted on the ambulance horses, were with us. We were now at home in southern Ohio, and many of the troopers of our regiment passed their own doorsteps, stopping only long enough to kiss the members of their families, and for a brief minute listen to their song of "Rally Rouud tbe Flag, Boys," and partake of some more fried chicken. At Piketon. O., the home guards had delayed Morgan's advance, and we begun to pick u,p some of his stragglers. It looked now as though we might within a few hours more overtake him ami bring him to bay. On the 18th of .Inly, onr regiment, with the Second Ohio cavalry and the that the telegraph had 1 Eighth Michigan cavalry._all" uuder the announced our coining in Morgan's rear, and at this announcement every man, woman and child in Indiana and Ohio had begun to fry chickens for us—though I desire to say here that we did not belong to the colored troops—as the best thing they had to offer us. At first this article of diet was acceptable, but 600 miles of fried chicken was more than we could stand! We begged the good people to telegraph ahead to stop this awful slaughter of chickens for our benefit and provide some hard tack and salt pork or they would kill us by their •well meant kindness. la onr procession of SOO miles between this double line of excited and patriotic citizens, these tens of thousands of citizens greeted us with one song, and only one song, always the same—viz, "Rally Round the Flag, Boys." This we heard by day aud night, and it is related that after the raid was over our commander, General Hobsou, was taken sick wivb brain fever, was confined to his .-ed seriously ill and in his delirium insisted opou singing "Rally Round the Flag, Boys." It must be borne in mind that iu Morgan's ride across three states in la days he swept his line of march, and for some distance on each side, absolutely clean of horses, giving his own command frequent remounts, but leaving us, his pursuers, entirely without remount for the. whole distance. Boiled down to few words, Morgan's force had two bors?s for evexy man, while Hobson had two men to each sadly worn horse, Morgan's force when it started from the Cumberland river was exceedingly well mounted, having some of the best blooded horses from Kentucky —horses capable of long and rapid marches. He set the "pegs" for us and set them high every day. The longest inarch made by Morgan's command at command of Colonel A. V. Kautz, was pushed ahead of Hobson's column, and at daylight of July 1!) struck Morgan's command in the valley of the Ohio river near Buffington Island, where the enemy had beeu delayed by fogs, waiting for daylight to cross the Ohio river. At the moment of our arrival the forces of General Judah hid also arrived, coming np the valley of the Ohio river, while we debouched from the river hills, and the gunboats were holding the fords of the Ohio river. We were ordered to attack immediately, and under Colonel Garrard's directions I rode back along the line of the Seventh Ohio cavalry, ordering the companies formed into columns of fours. Our numbers were few. and 1 remember Lieutenant Sam B. Johnson, who commanded Company M of our regiment, told me that he had only one set of fours. Captain William T. Burton of Company B had four or five sets of fours. Of our entire regiment, 800 or 900 strong when we starred from the Cumberland river, we did not now show up over 200 men, the remainder having beeu dismounted by reason of disabled horses aud scattered along our trail for a distance of 500 miles. When the "guidons" of General Hobson's advance fluttered in the breeze of the Ohio valley that July morning, Generals Morgan and Duke knew that the jig was up. We formed within plain sight of Morgan's force, and with but slight resistance to the Federal attack Morgan's entire force fled in disorder. We pursued as rapidly as the condition of our poor horses wonJ.d permit and many of the enemy seeing that further effort was useless, their supply of ammunition being nearly exhausted, surrendered then and there. After our pursuit at this point had ceased a flag of truce was brought to known that I had him with tb^Slwr^nso^r^^on^o^hij own nieElJacf iiot accidentally disclosed his ideutity to me. One of tbe Confederate officers with General Duke gave me a little Confederate flag about the size of two hands. I accepted this little flag aad asked tbe rjfflcer his name. He replied, "Cap'taia "Bines." I have tbe little flag &&. "He jests at scars that never felt a wound." This quotation suggests itself by reason of the fact that under the varying fortunes of war, gome months after tbe events written of in tbe foregoing, in a sharp cavalry engagement in east Tennessee, I found myself a prisoner of war in the hands of the Fourth Kentucky cavalry, one of Morgan's regiments. The prisoners captured by the Seventh Ohio cavalry near Buffington Island were turned over to the Federal officer in charge of prisoners at Cheshire, O., and with this our connection with the Morgan raid ended. Geueral Morgan himself was not captured until some days later, but the raid ended at But- fiugton Island, and the subsequent flight of Morgan with his detachment of a few hundred men did not avail him anything. From the time of Morgan's landing on the Indiana side of tbe Ohio river until the surrender at Boffingtou Island not less than 100,000 militia comprising the "Home gnarrt" were called into the field to "suppress him." The force of veterans under General Hobson who pursued Morgan from "start to finish" comprised abont 3,000 cavalry. Morgan gave us "a good run for our money," but we got there in spite of all his efforts to prevent us. One can but admire the dash, skill and courage of Morgan and Duke which enabled therij to lead their 2,000 troop ers on sncb a raid. Soon after tbe close of this raid our regiment, tbe Seventh Ohio cavalry, THEAWIEY MTTRDEB CASE. Substance of tHc Evidence Prndnced by the State. ! Richmond, Ind., May 30—It is the general impression of those who have j been in daily attendance at the trial that tne state has made a. strong case, and it is not believed that the defense wi!l be able to show ihat the killing was in self-defense, as Thrawley has maintained. The state has shown by a half dozen or more witnesses that the bcdy of Shoemaker, as it lay in the road, directly in front of the Thrawley home, showed no signs of having fallen after a struggle. The snow was nv.- inches deep, and the absence of footprints, excepting those of Shoemaker, caused the state to give emphasis to the theory that Thrawley was at least eight or ten feeer away when he fired the "fatal shot. Tracks leading down from the Thrawley sa;e to within eight or ten ffet of the body were found by various witnesses. The fact that the face of Shoemaker •was not powder-burned nor discolored in any way. as a result of the shot, is another point which the state believes shows that Thrawley was not in. close range. Dr. J. R. Weisr and Dr. J. M. Thiirston. experts examined by the state, testified that a revolver fired at a niar.'s head at a closer range than two feet would be certain to burn both hair and skin, and would also lacerate the scalp to a considerable degree. None of these result followed, though Thrawley. on the day of the killing, told Sheriff James, of Henry county, that he and Shoemaker were clinched when the shot was fired. POSITION OF SPEAKEB REED. How He Ufally Staaids on the Question of Hawaiian Annexation. Washington, May 30.—The conflicting reports as to the attitude of Speaker Eeed upon present consideration of the Hawaiian resolutions in the house, and the. persistent rumors of existing differences between the speaker and Republican leaders in the house, has prompted the following brief statement of thft speaker's position. It was furnished by one who has reviewed the entire situation with him: "The question is not of Hawaiian annexation at all. Probably a majority of the Republicans of the house are fcr it, if obliged to vote; but many prefer not to have the question up because it will lead to delay, keep congress here all summer, and prevent representatives from looking after their districts, and at the same time not annex Hawaii. "All the talk about quarrels between Dingley and Hitt and the speaker is the result of over-zeal of those interested. The main thing is for the congress to pass the revenue bill, make the appropriations, avoid a long session, fre.> Washington from local po'litics and leave the president and his advisers time to prosecute the war to a successful conclusion. Annexations will then •f'V "f^**' *** • * ^^" T^_ take care of themselves. ._ >0 HCMBC6 HEBE. tof«iin»rt E«ler«»eat is Wtot GMitr ' You can't fool the public all the time. Thaj- will find you out HI iMt. Every time a man is fooied, Anocner skeptic is made. Many the remedy that makes the sk«ptic. It fail* to 'keep its promi»e. Dean's Kidney Pitis brinpi renewed faith. They cure the skeptic. Plenty of proof ot tnia *t home. Cogansport proof for Ix>g«n*port- Our dozens say they cure backache. Cure* urinary disorders. Cure sic* kidney. Experience lias taught them this is BO. Conviction for every sufferer. In tbe testimony of friends and neighbors. Head this case. Mr. J. D. Dunkle. 112* Broadway. Contractor ••a papering and painting gays: "Although 1 dislike taking medicine as much ae anyone, 1 still was forced '.to iv on account of my kidneys, causing me so much trouble for the pa«t nveor six jears. Heavy wor* while 1 w»s iu the procery business and the nature of my bresent work, that of a painter, handling turpentine, which is very h rd on the kidneys, ig responsible foa asy condition. When working" inside ft house, finishing, it necessary to keel* tbe doors and windows closed, and a day or two of this kind of work is all I can stand, as ray kidneys are in such a bad condition. Even lees than that always results In a very severe backacbe. Cr>e dty 1 went to Keesling'8 druc store and got Dona's Kinney Pill as 1 was told many people had been euwd by their use. l bud only taken a few do« es when 1 was bene- fltted, and continued the tieK'rnent until 1 took the whole box. This was some time AK<V and l rom my expei ieuce I am more convinced than ever tkat they are a flne remedy," Doan'e Kidney Pills are for lale by ail dealers. Price 50 cents. Mailed by Foster- MilburnCo., Buffaio, N. 7., sole] agents for the U. S. Remember the name Doan's and take no- other. AT THE HEELS OF THE RAIDERS. formed a part of General Burnside's army, which occupied east Tennessee. We bad an active campaign here for six months and saw our cavalry horses perish from hunger, while our veteran cavalrymen sustained life on a small portion of parched corn, and then, more than ever before, we cherished the mem- orv of the 600 miles of fried chicken •we had on tbe Morgan raid. THEODORE F. Amex, Brevet Colonel U. a Volunteer*. •""^ Elcctr*^ jw*• "**j * '"B*"^« n t •Anderson. Una-., May SO.-JThe Indiana iaS Bell Electric railway was put in operation Saturday between this city and SummUville and Marion and Fairmount, leaving but five miles to connect up to complete the Marion-Anderson inc. ThistsTndlana'BfirFt electric railway and when completed it will be the longest system in t'le country, covering over 100 miles. The equipment.^is_hlgh class. Aged Couple Brutally A**»ult«d. Brookfield, Wls.. May 30—Mr. and Mrs. William Neubecker, an aged couple 'iving here, were assaulted and terribly beaten by two tramps at an early hour Saturday. Mrs. Neubeeker's Injuries will probably prove fatal, but her husband, though in a. serious condition, will recover. No clue to assailants. Robbery was the motive. ABBREVIATED TELEGEAMS. Ornament won the Brooklyn Handicap, worth $10.000, with ease Saturday. The Italian cabinet has resigned. King Humbert has instructed the Marquis di Rudini to organize the cabinet. Custodian Ryan is now In possession of the office ol the Interstate Building and Loan association, of Bloomington, Ills. With few exceptions the German press continues its campaign of abuse of ".America, either outspokenly or by innuendos. Sharkey has wired his acceptance of an offer to meet Ruhlin before Warren Lewis' Greater New York club at Coney Island. Lawrence Hook's saloon and David Arvin's residence at Washington. Ind.. were destroyed by fire. Evidence points to incendiary. The twenty-fourth annual meeting of thfr Michigan Pioneer and Historical so ciety will be held WednesdayandThurs day at Lansing. Governor Mt-I»aurin, ot Mississippi, has appointed Representative William V. Sullivan to the Tnited States senate to succeed the late Senator Walthall. After quite a contest Milwaukee has be?n s«lectr"J by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers as the place in which to hold the fourth biennial convention. .Tohn O. Johnson, a well-known citizen of Sycamore, Ills., 60 years old. while crossing the railroad tracks was struck by a freight train and fatally hurt, dying later. By the explosion of a mixing mill at the smokeless powder works of the Dupont company at Carney's Point, Penn'i Grove. N. J.," William Brown, a. workman, was killed. John Collins shot and' mortallj wounded Joseph Craycroft. colored while the latter was attempting to <>n- ter a window in the Collins residence ai Jeffer?onvillf, Ind. General Eratus Newton Bates, prominently identified with the civil and military history of the states of lllinoi.- ar.d Minnesota, died at Minneapolis las- nig-ht, aged TO years. It is stated at Washington, not officially, however, that Jajnes B. Angell minister to Turkey, has resigned from his post and will be succeeded by Oscar S. Straus, of Xew York, former mini?, ter to Turkey. Th« Weather We M»r Expect. \Vftahini;t<"na, Mn-y 30.—Following »r* Thi weather indiearioos lor t»'«ocy-{oar a»nm from s p. m. ^~vrdav: ~or iadwnHt— . nois—Partly cloudy wither, with tbu»d«- storms and cooler in southern portion: morth erly winds. For Michigan and WiK«i»iB- Fair. winner weathfir: li«ht northerly t» westerly winds. For Io«»—F*ir nortt«rly winds," The citizens .of Young America^.. will observe Decoration dBy on June - 5th. Deafness Cannot be Cored by local applications,! because they cannot'; reach the deseased portion of the ear. Thar* is only one way to cure Deafness, and that IB- by constitutional remedies. Deafness !•>'- caussd by an inflamed condition of the mu— cou« lining of Ithe Eustaohian Tube. When- this tube gflta inflamed you have a rumbling-; sound or imperfect hearing, and when it is eo~, tirely closed Deafness is tbe result, and unles*.,, the inflammation can be taken out and this tub» restored to it« normal condition, hearing wilH be destroyed forever: nine cases out of tem are caused by catarrh, which is nothing- but an inflamed condition of tbe mucou* surfaces... We will give One Hundred Dollars lor any case of Deafness (caused by catarrh) that cujQj not be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send fort- circular, free, J\ J.CHENEY &;Co., Toledo, O- . by druggists, 750, Hall's Family Pill* ai e tbe be tt, "Corkey" Smith 1» do*o from Cbi"- cago calling on his friends. Great Triumph. Instant relief and a permanent [cure by thei fnK remedy. Otto's Cure for lunit Mi throrts diifcues. Why will you irritate your throati §,nd lungs with a hacking; cough when W. H. Porter, corner Fourtn and Market oreeU, iole^ gent, will furnish yon a f/«e Mmple bottieoP ill guaranteed remedy? Itt nuocew i» w«n erful.M your druggiit will tell you. 8»mpl«- Larte bottle 50c and Kc. Earl McLain, of Peru, w»i in attendance at the commencement eier- Ises last eight. Trj 6rain.O! Try Srtta-Of Ask joar (frooer today to»»bow you? , package of GBAIN-O, the new foo<5n [rink that takes the plac« of of coffee. Ihechlldren may drink it without* njnry as well a* tbe adult. All who ry it like it. GRAIN-O* has that ich Real brown of Mocha or Jara.but t is made 'rom pure'grainii and the- most dclictte stomach receives it» without distress, t the price or ;offee. I5c and< 25c per package. Sold by all grocers. Johu O'DonnelltiasBo far recovered- rom his recent accldenc a«to beaole.-! to be on the streets again, wlth.how- ever, a badly-scarred face. A Friend to Women. Bunker Hill, Ind., May 25. 1898.— Mrs. Mary Holler, boz 60, this place.;* states that she was alt run down in aeaith aod could not sleep, rn.t since- taking a few bottles of Hood's Sarsa- parllla she can sleep like % child andU is feeling like a new woman. Chief Farrell and Councilman Dykeman were out today exercising:; the new team. 91*4 The specific for ; dyspepsia, liver cooipJ*in-- rheumatism. costivtneM.'genenU debility, etc. is 8«con"« Celery King forr the Kerre*. Thin* preat herbal tonic stimulate* the 41«e«tiv»- organs, regulate* the liver and re*tor« tk*- •rstem to vigorous (health and enerite*. flam- ptetfree. Luge packages &0c and 25c. tSoWk only by W. H. Porter, corner Fourth «nd Market street*. GUIDE TO WASHINGTON, D. C^ Sent Free To Teachers to* Tourists. It contains special information about: plaees^of interest, also complete and* comprehensive map of the National! Capital ,. time of through trains to "Wash-. ingtou via Pennsylvania Short Lines, »nd < reduced rates over that route for the National Educational Association meeting- in July. Just tbe thing Jor teachers and any one going to Washington. Addiea* W. W. Hichardwn, District Passenger Agent,IhdianapolisJnd.. enclosing t cenfc stamp- The guide h worth maen more..

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