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MI^t-i-K ? la________ *?1f"~ _? 77/c //^V/v Family of Viruinia AVo sh?iil,| oortrtlllly liko to glvo j FOthG i.lolatlon to iIiomq ot thls namo ' Who li'av'o nskod our ul>l, but tho diu trlbutlon of tho VVarwlek recorda r<n-: ?ler.i Ihe ciuipllliig a Wllls goiiealogy ] nlmoBt ImpoHHlble. We aro publlnh* j Ing tlio following a'crnpn wlth tho (topo i that BOiriObody inny Havo a lilbln or ?oiho document whlch may throw llghl . on tho subjcct: Tbe namo ot WWs nppears on Yorko recorda as early nn itiiti ln promfnont mcnllon. For rccord "f Wllls family in Vir? ginla aco AVarwick eotinly mlnut a, Vols, l and 2, showlng data from 17 1* I t'? 17*;-. |Th08o two booka were carrlod I ti. a nolghborlng farmhotise, nnd thu* : wore tlio only two volume? saved from , Lha burning* of tho courthouso, whlch I Wns <-ntlr? ly dSBtroyOd by flru during tho War of isoi-isar,. November 1, Anno Domlnl I7iin( Vol. i j. pago ini, shows commlsslona for lnapectors of tobacco at Dcnbolgha, ln Wnrwlck county, grnntcd to several I merhbers of tho Wlll* family "from un- \ dor tho hand or the Hon. Thomas Lee, j prcsldont of tho Colony." "Tho mlnntea of a court held fur thc | county Of Warwlek. aecond day ?f I March, ln tho relgh cf our Soveroign ! I.ord, Ooorga II., by tho jfrnoo nf Ood. j Great Brltaln, Franco and Ireiand, King Defendor of the Falth, Anno Domlnl i7is, wtfro algncd by Th'omda Wllls, Hie clder, geutlemun','' Vol. 1. . pago 13. Thc last will an,] leatament of the samo Thomas Wllls, wlth ihe nppralae inent In curront money ,,r 11i.-? alaves und peraonal ostate, ls recoroed ln Vol. 1 I. pago IHO, 17.',0. "Mathew Wllls, gantleman, Mieriff (who was sun of Thomas Wllla, the clder); algued the minutua of u court November l, 1750. Vol. l, page loo. Mathew Wllla, gentleman, produccd :i commlsslon appointlng hlm captaln of the first company of aoldlura in this county, and took tho usual oaths to Hls Majesty's person nnd government." Date. 1757; Vol. 1, page 4S2. Mathew Wllli's last will und texta ment dated 1759, Vol. 2, pago u.12, and Vol. 1, page 603. Hc Waa born In Stauley Hundred I73S; died about 1797. and served wllh I'unlel Morgan'a Virginla reglmcnt ln 177s. Warv.-lck Recorda, page 670, Vol. 2. mentlons Benjumln Wllls and Hlcn'urd Cary aa veatrymen for Warwick parlsh iu IT.BE The old names ln AVarwick county (the- adjolning llttle atrlp of land), whlvh ilea In tho lap of York county, wero DiHlley. Eee, Cary, Wllls, Curtls, Young, Dleggs, Whlttaker, AVynno and others. Theac also Intermarried, ns many of the namea of persona now llvlng show ??"Itichard Cary Eeo,'" "Bkker Eea AVynno," "Cary Curtls Taylor." ''Wllla I.*e," "Cnry _*?," "Blliabeth Cary AVUIb AVynne," und others. The name ot Wllls ls almost cttinct. I belleve. The wlfe of Baker P. Lee, Sr., waa Frances Wllls, tho aecond daughter of Mathew AVills (born 1771, ciled 1S27) uiul Eucy Jones. Theie wero flvo of theso daughter*. Mlldred AVii]5, the eldest, marrled Captaln Na? thaniel Taylor, of Taylors Neck, Vork county; Frances, marrled Baker Per klna Lee, of Vork; Sa'rvaht AVIIla (thlrd daughter), murrled William Gllleni. nna moved to Ohio. Somo of their de ccendants nwy be llvlng. Sartih AVllla marrled George Perkina, of York. Per haps some of them aro llvlng at- or near Aahland. Nancy AVills rnnrrled l.'urbln Salter. The mother of. these five handsome women, who waa Lucy Jones, waa the daughter of Albsn Jones, of york, who at tbe tlme of Uie occupation of York by the Brltlsh -owried largo warehouses, covering most of the' left side of the street of the llttle old town, runnlng down toward the wharf. Theso warehouses wero used as hospitals for tho American Voldlers. Dr. Corbiu Grlilln was sur geon there during tho Bevolutton. The taid Allcn Jones owned "Sklpwlth's." ''Ruasells" and other landa tn York and James City countlca. lu our clforts to guthor AA'llls malc rial for our expectant readers wo have dono much Investlgatlon und have con c-luded that there Is some relatldnship between tho family of Cary anu that of AVills. AVe.are anxlously expecting a lotter from tho distinguishud anti quarlan. Wllson Milea Cary, Esq., whlch may prove it. In IS10 thero was llvlng in AVar? wick county Mlles Cary Wills, nnd Ho l-atlo Wills llved very near AVilson Milea Cary in Fluvunua about that time. Miles Cary AVills (whoso son vas ho?) and Rebecca M. Bowlcs were marrled Septembor 18. 1X21. T. C. AVills, thclr oldest son, marrled Mlllle ' Mason. daughter of J. M. and M. K. Thomus, ln 1S72, but there must havo been u provtous murrlngo, for \vc flnd that M. Lou AVills, wlfe of Thomas C. Wllls. dlud March 14, 1S71, nt Whlle Sulphur Sprlngs, and wo tlnd also that Thomas AVills und Mary Eou Craven were marrled in 1SD9. The olher chlldren of Milea Cary Wills and Rebecca M. Bowlea aeein to bo Sarah Ann, who murrled Jeromlah Cleveland; Elizabeth F., who marrled Itichard M. Cleveland; Martha "J., who marrled Hozeklah It. Holland; Fred M., who marrled Salllo H, Bui'niey; AVllllam S., who marrled Annio Smlth Scott; Ben Bpwles, Mlldred B. and ."William Sclatur. Jeromlah Cleveland nnd R. A. Wilts lind Edward Moon and Mlles, porhaps ? others, und Itichard M. Cleveland aud EUzaboth F. had Bobert, Eilly aud Mary Winlfred; perhaps othors. Hez cklnh aud Murtha .1. Holland hud Charles, Patty and Mary Archer. Thero was a Thomus Wllls who mar? rled Smlthson. Waa he. tho, son of Miles Cary AVills? Ho had u daughter who inart'iod Whliuker, and ono who marrled John Chllds. Another daugh? ter marrled - Branson and was kllled by her two scrvants. Sho loft -^ threo chlldren?Sarali Ellzaboth, Mar tha Wudklna und AValkcr Skttlmoro, Thomus Wills abova had a aon, ililes Cary. Murtha Wadklna Branson mar? rled Colllns Ryall nnd renioved to \Vushlngton county, Mlss. If uuy oi' our readers havo any ln (ormation, docunienlary or otlierwlso, Which would supply iho llnks ln this broken genoalogy, wo would bo do Ughtcd to publlsh II. Tho llrst Wllls genernllon, us pi'oved by tho wllls, etc, inentloned ubove, Woro Emlgruut Thomas (1) Wllla, gon tlomun; Mathow (-'), hls son; Thoinas (3) AVills, born 1738, hls grundKon. 0,'hon in 17U1 thero ls found u Benju inin, who probably was tlio aon of Thomas (I). Thomus (1) and Thomus <3) aro rocorded us gonLlemun, and Mathow and Bonjnnilu doubtloss were tho same, and aupposed lt went wlth \ put suylng. Tho trugedy of A'lrglnla's hlstbrlc . p.nd genualuglcal resoarch lloa ln thc peatructlon ot* tlio recorda. AVar and Ilr,. iiiol rurelcflaiiesH Irivi: wrought fl tonlblo haivcsi. 'x'na i.'niou itfmy, it lt doslred vi-iin.tco, etfrfalhly icnow wllh ii iili-nly WllOt'O lo llnd It. f'linilcs CltJ'i Hi" boiiiu of no iniiliy who inildo national hiiitoiy, haa few rocorda loft, Warwlck, thu homo of colonlal no* bllliy, haa norto. Now Kent, hlstori cally of great iinpoitanco, luui nplie, Richmond nnd Henrlco Bttffered horrl bly, Glotlcoater ims a pltlful liand ful o'f old reeorda. Wllllam. burg la bcroft of altnont all shn had. And ao Ihe sioi ."tory goea, Modern hlatprlttlia ami IIiobo who atrlvo f6f genoulogy liavo had .1 dlfllctlTt probiem. Old let t.-iM, Dlblca, and recorda, whleh had bei'ii tuclfed ln Kai-ri-t:- and unmolost eili havo (ippearci :>. . svltnesaea?much has boen pati-li'-u together, but much l.-i jrone forovermorn. Tlio iluy after the evnctiatlort of Yorktov.n the one ijtr'cct of that place wuH Btreweil wfth Nelsoji p'apors. A few daya aftcrwarda an olilo- ut lllck ory Vork, in Gloucester-county; whlch conthlned prlceless papera of u prl? vato famlly, waa brolten open, and the gondy road eovcred wlth torn let? tera and papera?thlek as leaves ln Vaiiambroaa. Hlctory scattored to tho four wlnds of heaven and no hand ready tn plck It up. It ls a sad story, If Warwlck had her reeorda, tlie Wllls need not liunt for themselves, cx&>pt among tho yellowed leavea ol calfaklp foiioH. There aro some Irritatlng Instance.' when valuable papers wero destroyed through Igrnoraiiec of thoir importanco, A retatlva of Mariiia Washlngton burned many of Martlia's letters be caUse Martha spClled badly. J-'or ghame! Martlia's- Imperfect orthogra phy was an Interestlng charactorlatlc, It v/asn't what lettera Martha put to gofher, but what Idcaa of her own those lettera rovealed. Thero was another Instance of de plorable Igndrdnee. A promlii'-nt Vlrginla gentleman ol thu long ago had a. "tou-box" full ol p'apers. bearlng on many subjects and many peoples. If.-, ln advanced years married a young.'and cortalnly a allly person?hls second venture. She, Imajrlnlng that thla black box con talned aentlmentui letters from num? ber one, set to work and burnivi ui) of the papers. Aslies Instead o( delielous fncta were tho rcsults of yeara of enreful hoard ing?letters and papers vlctlmlzed lo petty Jealoilsy. Thero In volce in yel? lowed papera sweet a? u slren to the ea'r of those who love to labor thereln I'liiimner. Wlll some one give me the anceslr> of Wllllam (?) Plummer, w!m, wlth hls brother (?), came from England In early colonlal days, settled neai "Mobjack Bay," married Elisabotr Keinp (Betsyi, a descendant of a bro? ther ot Governor I-ichurd Kcmp, ol Vlrginla. Tradltions asserts it was Sii Bdmund. Thls Wllllam (?) Plummer hac SOIIS? I. Major K*mp Plummor, of Frenct and Indan wars, II. Jolin. III. George Wllllam. IV. Wllllam (2). WUliam Plummer (2) was a captaii wlth Colonel Theodrick Rland in "Con tint-utal Light Dragoons." Died abou 1779. "Captaln Wllllam Plummer (2), o OIo'ueeKter," married Mary Haye'a Thelr son, Wllllam Plummer (3), mar rlod Ellzabeth liuiisom, daughter ol James Ransom and wife, Priscilh Macoii (wldow of Gldeon Macon (2), o Virginlu). Ivemp?Iliiyca. Wanted, the parents of Elizs ICemp and Mary Kayea, of Gloi county, Va.: klv'ea of Wllllam mer and Wllllam Plummer (2), of Vlr ginia. Would like to have tho connectlnj llnk of Engllsh and Vlrginla Pium mers. I havo a world of data, but neci It authentlcated. Vancc. Wlll somo one give tho parentuge o James Vance (1), who married Ellzabetl Gluss, daughter of Samuol Glass, wh< came to Vlrginla about 1731-'36. settlei In the "Opeotion," Wincheater, Va This James Vance tvas tlie head o Vlrginla and North Carolina famllles and was the aneester of Governor Zebu '' >e-n B. Vauee, of North Carolina. Amont names of children of James Vance wer Samuel, John, Wllllam and Jame '. Davld Vance. , i Wanted, parents of Samuel GI4SS, whe ; wlth bls wife (Mary Gamble) and chil ' dren and son-ln-law, Jaines Vance ani wife Ellzabeth Glass, came to Vlyglnii Ithrough Bennsylvanla) In year 17.4 '36. They camo from Banbndge, Coun ty Down, Ireland. RniiKom. Would llke tu know parentage o James Ransom (1). whose will wa - proved ln Surry county, Vlrginla, 17-1C natning sons James, Gwathmey; ditugh ters, Catliarine and Ellzabeth. Jamc Ransom (21 moved to North Carolln; and married Prlscolla Macon, Grunvllh county, 17C3. James. Wanted, tlio data of James famlly, o Brunswick county, Va. Anne and Ellza beth Jamea (daughtors of Cary James) emigrated to Duvldson county, Tenr Anne married Jaeob Shall, Ellzabet died, unmarried, aged 100 years, at th home of Colonel John Ovorton, nea Nashvllle, Tenn. Any data of abovo famllles will b appreclated by MRS. ANNK PLUMMER JOHNSON. 221 Wolllngton Stroet, Memphls, Tent llzabetl mojste Pium Edltor Genealoglcnl Coluinn: Slr,?As I was ono of tho namo wh had alwaya hoped to piovo desoen l'rom Natlianlel Baeon, "the Rebel," an reluetantly relliifiulshod It after Colone Gordon iNlcCabe's posttlvo proof tha ho died without leaving a son, ye I am still deeply Interested In any thing concernlng the Baeon famtl: and read wlth much interost your ae count ln Tho TlinoH-DlHpatcli, cBpeclul ly as it eori^ssponded Iu irost parttou lnrs with what 1 had collocted frot old papers and lettors. In niy familj Kindly let nio add tlio following, a you sklpped a generatlon in my branc of tho famlly: ? Anne Wtlljamson, tho daughter c Lucy Baeon and Allan Wllllamsoi married Jainos Pattorson Apporson, an had Eiimund AVllllamson and Jamc Lawrence, James Lawrence Apperson marrlo Mary Anuo Burke, and had Mary Wll llanison. . Ellzabeth Anno, married Dr. Jamc AVaddoy Davls, Vlrginla Dare, murrlod Judge Joh M. Phllipa. Allen, married lOUzaboth Moore, , Sarali jlttnly.' died unmarried. Susto, murrlod Captaln Cui'leton Mt Cartliy. Jainos Goddln, married Mary Lee Dl brell. Lucy Baeon, married Jolin R. Jlouzl llullio, married Wllllam 'A. Barret Other chlldron of Lucy Baeon an Allou WUllamson were Suaanna, San uol, Edmund, Wllllam. Marla, marrlc Vuluntlno, aud Lucy, mariied Tliutiu iO'id'frG Courtricy, nnd had ?wjj-, r*-rfiy marrled I Thomiifl (Irealiuin, and Ell/u, who mar | He.l Trtllny. Eucy Cotirtnoy and Thuniun dronlinm luirl TIioiuiih, who died uiniionlerl, nnd Eucy, who in.-irricd, ilrat, Captaln Qbo. Stroet, and, second, Joaoph Bpbnnk. HUBSCIUBBB, MnrUtisvlllo, Heptombor 2;i. It. (1., Clty.?-Wo cannot nitawer Inl tciH peiHolinlly, IIH wr> hlivc oflen Hald before. The Hhapo of tho shleld Is Inconseqtieilt, A wlfe onnnot uao her own crcat iinlesa ii ln Impalod wlth thrti ot ho; liUHbuiid. AritiH, cri'Ht und rnotto sent. cprreot, A wlfe may use lier liuabahtl'if coat of arnm and creat, l,ud?HI?l.ff. Tho stntemem made ln lasi Rundny'H Tlnies-Dlspatcii thal tho late Baker I*. Eeb was a dcKcendahi ot WIMIam Elld weii Eeo la" itbsPlUtoly Incorrect. Wil? liam i.?e, brother of Itichard Henry , Eoe, etc, resldcd many years In I.on don as u merchant, und there marrled I hls cousin, Hahnah Plilllppu Ludwell, daughter of iho last l'hiiip Ludwell, of I "Gree'rispflng," who had also remoyed lo England, ThrougH hls marrlage wil? liam Eee aoqulred tha estate of "CJfoeh apririg," and retumlng from England in I7i:i. rosided on that eatato untll 'hls dentji on Juiie 27, 17?r.. Tho funiily Blblo recorda that on tho next day he was burled ln Jumestown Church yarfl "at thc Motilli end or tha gfavdB" of'hlii grnndfatiior iin6 gTandhioUlof Ltldwell. An tho i.'i'i ivoll tomba ro malh ln tltolr aatric i Itudtlon, thla i<i ijnles HlO K'uve of Wlillnin !,'?>?. VVIIIInrn und [fannah r?eo had only fmu< chlldren- ? a i-oii. Bruttis, who dlod | iu ttyailty; dttUftlltOra I'mlla, who marrlail WHllnm Hodgson, and Cornolin, j who inarrlo'l -Ixlin llopklns, and a aon, I william i.udweil [,<?>'. born Janunry 23, i 177.. and idled Unmnrrled nt "Groeii BpHng" Jftntmry, 21, '803. In hls wlll ho roqiieata that he bo burled on tho Houii, aldo or Un- <,r tho gravo nf hls inti.er, glven Bialiop Madlaon moal of hls llhrary, AVilllnni and Mary College I 500 btialiela of corn por annum, and the i reat or hls o.'dnte to hls two fllstorB Tlio LOOS of Vork and Wnrwlck wero ln no way deaoeluled from Colouol Itichard I-"'-, who romoved frorh Vork 10 ihe Ndrtliern Neck. They wero ; deaccndcd from Honry 1.?. o? Vork, who appeara 110 havo beon cIo?cly as > Bpclatbd with Colonel Itichard in busl I ncaa mattorB, and wltO may have bbeh hls brother. But for thla relatlonahlp thero ls no evldonco l>r.? cbrt, Thjp descent Of Iho Lecs of Vork from tho flrat Henry, who died ln 1657, down to Fruneis Lee, Who died In 17;,:;, ls glven In tho Wllllnm und Mary Quar terly Vol. 4, page 38' Tl". last named FranclB Lee left 11 Bon, Wllttam, who wna probably Major Baker i'. Leo'a nncestor. -""-? ONTHEREVlEWElfi TABLE, ___ Ruili-r nnd Hla Cavnlry ln the War of SccCssloii. By V. R. Brooks. The State Com? pany, Columbia, S. C. Pp. 600. 12.50 nct. A full lengtli plcttire ot the author of thls Important addltlon to Confed? erate lltorature, lookB out from the front pdgo of the book he has wrltten, showing hlm to be a man still ln tho vlgor of llfo and ln tlio midst of Its aetlvltlOB. He says of hlmself and Iiis fellowa in arms that "lt haa been forty-fotir yoars' slnce the Confedurate BUn aank behlnd tho horlaon at Appo mattox. never, never to rlao agaln, and those of us who have survlvcd the waste of time should wrlto sometlilng to cherlsli the memory of our lioroea who fell in battle by our side, and to recall the gallant deeds that were liis played on the bloody ftelds ln tlie War of Secessiom Whether tho deeds were crbwned wlth success or conse r.rated ln defeat, is to Idealize prlnclplo and atrengthen character, Intenslfytns love of country, and convert defeat and disaster lnto plllars of support for fu ture manhood and noble wornanhood. We are a people wlth rnemorles of horolc sufferlngH and sacrlflces, bo let us preserve otir history and let it be wrltten by c-y.--witne.ssea as tho story f f Butlor and hls cavalrv is now bc-ing told." Hlstorlnn of Butler's Ilrlgndr. At a meetlng of the survlvors of But-j ler's Brlgade held Wednesday. October 25, 1905, in tlie State House at Co? lumbia, S. C, V. It. Brooks was made historlan of the organlzation. His book amply justifies the wisdom of hls electlon, for in lt the valor and the achlevements of Butlor and hls South Carollnlans are etonuently re called to mlnd. Says the author to hls Confederate eomrades who remaln: "Have you forgotten June 9, 1SC3. at Brandy Statlon, where gallant Colonel Frunk Hampton was killed, and Butlor lost hls legV Ifavo you forgotten Gottyaburg on July 2, when Gonerai Hampton was so badly wounded by the sab'rea of tlie onemy? Have you forgotten May 2S. 18?t. at Haw'a Shop; May 30. 1804, at Cold Harbor, and June 3, 1861, at Second Cold Harbor, where Grant lost 13.000 men ln one hoor? Have you fnrgotten the hard flghtlng at Trevillian on June 11 and 12, 1S61, where Butler's dlvision of 2,32. men fouglit and routed Sheridan. wlth 10,000 of the best equlpped cavalry ,that ever drew sabre, and June 28, at Sappony Church, where Butler took 100 mon and surprisod and routed Wilson wlth 3.000 fresh troops; and how you were ln the sad dle for twenty-one days nnd nlghts, and how you fought at L.et.-'a MIUV ll?va you forgotten Augtist 23. at Mouck Neck Bridge, or August 25. at Reame Statlon. where sabre and bay onet shook hands on tho eitemy's breastworks, and Butler won his spurs as major-general? And September 10. when you helped to capture all of Grant's cattle, and tho battle of Octo? ber 1, at MeDowell's farm, where General John Dunnavant, leading tho charge, was killed; the battle of Bur gess's Mill. October 27, 186-t; Warren's rald to Stoney Creek and from thenco to Columbia, in January of 1805; how we haras.ed Shertftan's army, sttrprlsed Kllpatriek's cump, March 10, near Fayettevllle, and rode eagerly to tho battles of Averysboro and Bentonvllle, N. C?" GenCml Butler's IMeture. General JRitler ls descrlbed by hls historlan as belng descended from a dlstlnguished famlly of heroes, sol diers and statesnien. "Twonty-sovon years of age," lie wrltes concornlng hlm as u leader in tlio Confederate army, "molded like an Appollo, with a faco us handsonic as any god of old, he sat his horse llko a typlcal South Caro? lina cavallcr, gentlo as any fawn when eomrades were assembled in social converso; flerce as a veteran grenatllcr when the foo was to ho mot faeo to face. "The siimo ball that malmed General Butler for llfo at Brandy Statlon in June of 1803, cut' off Captaln Farley'a log above tho knee; Butler began to stanch tho blood wlth lils handker cliief and advlsed Farley how to do tho' same. Captaln Cliostnut, Liou tenant Rliott and other ofiloers camo running to Butler's ald, but ut that moinent ho ohserved that Farloy's d.vliig liorse was struggllng and soom ed likely to erush tho rider. 'Go at onco to Farley,' cried Butlor, 'he needs you more than 1 do.' They did as thoy were bidden. and ns Farley was placed on a lltter, he asked thoni to brlng hls leg and put it, too, on tlio lltter, Then ho Bald ln hla turn: 'Now, gontjemen, you have done all for me that ls pos slble. I shall bo dead In an hour: Uod blesa you for your kindnesa. I bld you all an aifeetlonato farewell. Go at bnoe to Butler.' That ovenlng General Butler's log waa dressed ln tha hos pltal just us poor Farley broathed hls last." Butler's gallantry ln the arinv la matohefl by tho author's stqry of tlio courago wlth whleh ho faced the years that followed tlio surrender at Appomattox, aud his return to South Carolina wlth everythlng lost oxcopt iionor aud bralu.s. IIls c.areor us a law yor and a ntut_smuu is traced, his np pointment us major-general ln tln. United Statos Army in 1898 clted, und tho fuct that ho waa later mado n member of tho Cuban Peace Commis sion, brought forward as ovld.ehce ol hls thorough knowledge of dlpioniaey Hls death, April II, 1009, ls tlio oceu slop of a tondor and beautiful trlbutr to his memory und tlio Introduetlon ol momotial " verses wrltten by Elllc Brooks Jonos, of South Carolina, tln last vorao of which follows hore: "In story and In song, tho Horo'j namo \ Will livo, and banncra wlth thuli weight of fears Droop low, for ah! the glory of hls fame And valtant dceda wlll outllve ull the years." Thc Mnko-I l> <>f ihe Hook. The Illustrations of Mr. BrookVs hook, tnnny of them taken from wnr tlmo pl'e.tures and ln Confederato unl form, are numorous and excellent, glv Ing un ldea of the porsonnel of tho men who tollowod Qoneral Butler's lead during tho atrehudua yeura be? tween 18C1-'C5. A wealth of Incldent, referrlng to the accnes in whlch these men were actors. ronders tho pages throughout alivo wlth plcturoaque ln terest and color for ull readers. Gen? eral Butlcr hlmaolf dcscrlbes incidents connected wlth the evacuatlon of Yorktown hy tho Confederatcs. The part he played at Chambersburg, Pa., und during bumfrles's raids No. 1 and No. 2 is grnphlcally brought out tiy thc author. Hcndcraon Scott tolla tho story of u scout,*and Charles Montague gives the detalls of a gunboat capture ln the Edesto Rlver, whlle J. D. tlogan, Chlef of Butler's scouts, furnlshes a chapter on tho battle of Brandy Sta? tlon. Tho remainder of the volumo follows the plan already outllned. It contalns a fi/?h prcsentatlon of much that has already been told and wlll bear re telling, nnd much that has never been publlshed beforo and that wlll go Into the raonumental work of tho future historian of thc crucial days when But? lcr and hls cavalry on the field of war up,held the honor ot their State ! und tho Confederacy. HOOK NOTESf I "The Duiiger Mnrk." Robert AA'. Chambers's new novel. "The Danger Mark," brought out by I I ?. Appleton & Co., of New York. seems destlned to add another to tho llst ' of succeasful books that havo already j appeared from the pen of thla popular author. "The Danger Mark" la wrlt ton about the rlch New York class that I absorbs Mr. Chambers's attentlon. There Is the usual exploltatlon of tbolr unfortunate heredltle'a, their super fluous nnughtlnessea, their house par tles and their unlnue methods of courtshlp. Aside from borcdom pro duced by too much harplng on one strlng, the book la lnterestlng, The main thlni? to bo said In Ita favor j seems to be that lt auswers a demand j of tho American public. Young Pcoplc'H Ilouks. From the L. C. Page Company, of Boston, has been recelved a book in which American boys wlll tako a keori dellght. It is called "Marching witl; Morgan," by John V. Lane, and tc-lls how Mor:;:ui and lil : trieri BallOtl Up thol beautlful Kennebaa ftlvar on th'olrj way tO QllObOC, ln tltb fall of 177:.. A eomputllotl book from tho aaino iiottao, lielongH tO the mltch-Mkefl l.orrliiK'i' SOrl 9, under tl?> lltto Of "Jaek I.orrl rnor'a Subatltute," The author, Wlntil Stitridlhli, plcks u<y the thrcad or hlsl hook on tho lonlhiill fleld agaln. 13. Appleton <*.- Co., of New Vork, are ro* aponalblo for four cntorlalnlng befofcav j "Hiinblr! i'lay," by U.'Hpli Henry linr-l hour, a I'tory of HClldOl nnd Otltdoor 11 r<- fco- liovs; "Jaek Hall nt Yalc," ft footbull Btory by Wnllor Camp; "Tho Freo Hnngera," n roiniinco ot cnrly| days BlOng tllO MlBalBBlppI, and "TllBj Lnal or iho Chlefa.V reiating Incldonta of'ilie groat Mouv war, bolll <>( tho two last niini'd hy .iosbph A. Atte Bhelar, Alice MncttiWrtli'H llu?>k. Oho of tha best nutumn pnblicatlona Is Allbo MacGowan'a now book, . "Tho Wivlng of Lanno Cteavorage," wlth cblor plcturea by Roberl Edwnrda. tl. i'. Pntiiahi'a fcfoita nrTj iho publlBhera for MiIh novel, whlch la a drainatlc and strong romanCO "f tlio Tennossco mountaln peoplo, nmong whom Allco Macdownn htta aponl much of her tlmo. "Tho AVlving of Lanoo Cleavorago" tells of tho fuslng <>f two oppbblte nu tureB Intb thn hiippiness of wedded llfo und home, through tho trnnsforming power of lovo. Tho book Is tho best that Its author has yot wrltton in ita finlah and oiiglnnllty. Other October I'libllcntlons. From Elppincott & Co., of phlladel? phla, havo como "Phoebo Doane," by Graco L. H. Etitz, wlth the BOeno Inld ln Now York during tlio 18110 period, a book that Is as modestly refreshlng us u whlff of fresh lavender or a hund ful of old-timo clovo plnks; "Your Child und Mllie," u book of chlldren's storles, by Anno AVarner, containlng lessons that aru as much needed by grown people ?? hy chlldren, nnd miuully dellghtful for buth; "Prlscllla of tho Good Intetit." un Improaalve idory of English north country llfe, by HalllwoB Sutcllffe, tho central theme of whlch Is the gradual grov/th of pleasure-lovlng Reuben Gaunt, from n carolesa youngstcr into a man of sclf rellance und character; "The Key ot tho Unknown," by Ilosa Nouchetto Cary, a novoi Instlnct wlth tho puro vlc ?s of llfo and tho dellghtful and Ipvablo characters that dlstlngulsh Mlss Cary's storles, nnd "Tho Man ln the Tower." by Itupert K. Holland, a romanco foUnded upon thc report that a certaln prlnce of Eastern Europo haa occupled the throno of hls country for more than twenty years without hav Ing been seen by hls stibjecta. Uu thc tirldlron. Thls second book In Harper'a Athletlc Scrles answers tho call of tho tlmes wlth brllllunt plcturea of footbull cou tcsta and other popular sports. Arlliur Morrlaon has a colleqtlon of hlghly Indlvldual siories culleid ln book form, "Green Glngcr," und ptibllshed by Frederlck A. Stokes _ Co., of New York. The Century Compuny hns put on tho book inarkot "The Boys' Llfo of Ulysses Grant," by Helen Nlcolay, u companlon to "The Boys' Llfo of Lln coln." Charles Hcrlbner's Hons are pubilshcrs for "College Years," by Ralph r>. Palne, a story of Yale athletics, in wlilch Peter Burnham, pltcher. ajipears, and boya nro Inform ed how lleotor won hls "Y." Edwin L. Snbln is the author of "Bar B. Boys," publlshed by Thomas Y. Crowell, of New York. PI1II7 the hero ot the story, an Eastern boy, goes W'est to reg.iln hls health. He joins a rancli of cow boys and after a variety ot adventures, becomes a real punclier wlth tho i,'j>:l of them. "Ductor UnM. A- serles of connected short storles ln a book wrltten by James Oppen helm nnd brought out by &turgls und AVatton, of New A'ork. Tho storieo urc crowded wlth human interest and brlmful of color. They are strun^ lo gether by a taut thread of sentlinunt and interest, and are woven liko patch wprk of many colors Into a har monious whole, wlth Morris Rost und liis wlfe for centro figures. The book as a pook should be classcd ns a novel of roal llfe, but Its dlfferent scenes are set upart with curious dlstinctiveness. A story for boys and girls ls "Tne Lasa of tho Sliver' Sword" by Mary Con slance DuBois, sent by the Centurv Company, of New A'ork. Tho Btory ls pleasantly out of tlie ordinary In Its jolllty and roul adventures. The glrls, n tnorry. w holeaonie lot, aro banded togother in "Tho Order of the S'Uve.r i Sword." The book ls wrltton by Murj Constance DuBois. ^IF& InterestiBg Letter From a Private Who Followed "Old StoBewall" iB Famous CampaigR. JEvcry acrap of hlstory that tells tho story of. Ston.-wall Juckson'H fam? ous Valley campalgn should bo pre served. The wonderful strategy of the comniandor, hls wizard-Ulce onslaught upon tho three Fedoral nrmics and tho eft'octs of hls battlea uro to-day tho subject of close study in every war collego of the world. Tho following tqtter shows tho linpresslous made upon a private, who followed Juekson whllo tho latter swept tlie Valley. lt ls of prlme hlstorlcal value for lta very-slinpliclty, nnd Is prlntod Just as it was wrltten, in Jtiue, is?2: "1 reoolvod your klnd and woloouu) letter hy Lleut. Vaughan and was truly glud hear from you all ut homo and to honr that you und tho chlldron wero well (I reckon tho chlldron aro well as you did not namo them,) but I waa sorry to hear that Nttripo had been ,siek it appeara tliui it is hard for us to got ild of'aiokncsa, YVfell Mary.wo havo had ?onyj ? vory hard marehlug und llghting for tho last fottnlglit, we oommoncocl llghting on I'rlday tho 23rd of May llbout -I o'clock in tho* evenlng at Front Royiil'and kopt lt up ns lony as wo could boq to run aftor tho Yan Uees an llro a gun for tlio Yjtnkuo! coinnHiiK'od runnlng suon after our guna opouea llro upon them. Wo run them about flve mlles and Uion camo back aud camped for tlio nlght. Wo mado an early start tho next mornlng Saturday tbe 24th, and overtook them at a llttlo plu.a called Nowtown and from thero they went on by Straus burg ln full tllt louving- thelr arms and dead behind tliem; tliey wero scat torcd all along tlio roud and ln tlio Wheatfletds laj ing somo three and four iu a pilo togother dead they contlnued thelr retreat until they got to Wln chester wltero they mado a stand and thero our Infantry wus llghting witli them all nlght Saturday nlght und Sunday mornlng, about a half an hour after sunrisc. Our canon openod fire upon them and contlnued to llro upon them for about four hours. I hear heavy ilrlng of canon close by and must stop wrillug, for we are ordored to hltch up. Jttno 13. I wlll try aud llnlalt my letter, after flgtiting two more hard battles; as I was telllng you about tlio flght at WInoheater our canon flrolng upon tho eneiny Cor four liours they then oommeneed runnlng agaln and our eanon after them, wo run them as far as Murtlnsburg, where we stopped ln tho ilgtit at Front ltoyal, Newtown and Wlnchestor. Wo eaplured betwoon 3000 and four thousand pi-lsonurs bo sldos what wo killed und I do not know how many wo did klll as tlioy took off tlio most of their killed wlth them, l euppoao though that we killed sinuo 250 or 300 and a good niany of our own but how niany I do not know tho was but one of our men wounded and ho very allghtly, hls namo was Counce: wel| now for tho llght last Sunday mnl Monday; the alann roll QOtnmonced beuting Sunday mornlng about nine o'clock and we were order ed lo hltcli up our liorsoa Immedlutoly wiioll wo done aud went back about two niiles to meet tlio Vunlcoes iind commeuceil .Ireing upon ihein about half past clevun o'clock und contlnued to fire for flve hours and u half ua fast as wo could load and fire, We hud four men killed niul four wounded aud ten or iweive horsea kllh-d. Jnp. Duke and 'Com Qaltllu were kUlod, Jno. nulio was killed Inatuntly, Tmu GoUHn llvcil, a tVw hours; tillos Court uoy waa wounded uiifclUU' lu tho huud. Queries & Answers Addrew, "Qurry Edltor, Tlmw-Dlnnatch, Rlchmond, Va." Slgn rir-.il rum<!. Clve, II dcfirrd, Qctitloua name for pidilirjtioiL I'eraons ankliix for pocirut, etc. nhoultl r-end stitmp. (liii'Niiori <>r Etlrpiette. ff a young lady rccoIvoB an lnvi tatloii io a. doncd st.iting that a cer? taln young miin wlll bo her usc'ort and rei|uestlng a l'CHponSC, is It propcr for th.. jourig- lady lo rOBpPrfd beforo heni ing from her escort? ' A BUB8CR1 BHIt. fihn should nwnlt Hor eacbrt'a lnvl latlerii, Tlin M?nnV? Trnvcl*. To HOttle a dlaputo, klridly anawor tho following (|uestion: Dooa tl.o rnpori truvol ita coiiraa from east to WOflt, as tho sun docsj or, does it riiova north dr BOtltll, regurdlesH of tho aoasona f wln? ter and Bummor).? Thanklng you in udvanco for your klndnesa, t am, Very truly yours, ? H. W. L Maaslb'B MIU, A*.a. Tho orblt nt tln moon in very in trlcdta becnuso Iho earth ln movlng around tho sun carriog tho moon along wlth It. If tlio earth wero motton lesa ln spuco the moon'a orblt would be nearly nn ollipao. As It Is, Its form Is that of a scrpcnllno curve, always concavo towrtrd tho sun nnd Incllnod to the plano of tlio carth's orblt nt un anglo of f> degrccs and 0 mlnutes, in consoquence of whlch the moon uppoars sometimea abovo und somotlmcs below tho plano of tho edrth'a orblt, through whlch lt posses twlco in n revolutlon, Tho moon al wuys prcsents tho saino fnco to us, and tliis clrctimstanco provca that, wlth reapect to tho earth. sho re volves on nn axis. Tlio moon's axls Is not perpondlculnr to tho plano of her orblt. In conseqtienco of thls fact and of 'tho lncllnatlon of the lunar orblt to that of tho ecllptlc, tho poles of tho moon lean altcrnatoly to and from Iho earth. Chlr-fH Address. Wlll you plcnsn glvo me tho address of tlie Chlet of 1'olicc of Norfolk, Va., In lbe Weekly Tlmes-Dlspatch. By ao dolng you wlll obllge u subscrlber. D. WITT FORL. Hopotul, Loulaa county, Ara, C. G. Klzer, Cldof of Pollce, Norfolk, A'a. and Sain Conway wounded ln tho sldo Bcverely, tliua endod tho Sun day's flght. I cun't tell you about the Monday's flght aa 1 was somo 25 mllos off carrylng off tho men that was wounded ou Sunday but I am told by thoso who wero In It, that tho strugglo was moro desperato than it wns on Sunday. All of ours boys waa ln it but those lhat wero sick and myself, our loas waa very heavy some four or flvo hundred killed and wounded, but tho Yunkees much heavler than ours. "we havo whlppcd them baj flve tlmes slnco tlio 22nd ol .May. I could tell you a good deal more about tho flghta but I have marclic-d untll 1 am nearly broke down therefore I will closo my letter by aendlng my bcat love to you and the chlldren." V. M. I. AT NEW MARKET The Cndets Never Knevv Tliclr IlerolMin UntU Ihe President Prulsed Them. At tho Confedernto reunlon held at Montroaa, Va., on Septembor 28 a me morlal lablet to S. F. Atwlll and J. C. Wheelwright was unveiled. Theso boys had both been members of the Virginla Milltary Instltute corps at tho battle "of New Market. Ono of tho speechos on the occasion waa dellvored by Dr. William M. Klrk, of White Stone, Lancaster county, Va. Dr. Klrk waa himself a cadet at tho Instltute when culled tn tlie front, and hls ad? dress dealt wlth tho aotlon ot tho ca deta ln their flrat engagement. lils InlerestMng account of tho occasion followa: AVIien thc engagement bogan the ca dota were held ln reserve to supoi t tho cyntre of tho llne. Our orders were to load and to roservo tire until the coininand wns glvun. AVith flxed bay oneta wo remalned, sheliored by an old fence. ln tho faco of a heavy nre of grupo" and canlster from a Yankeo bat tory ot six plocos ln front of ua, Whlle in Ihls posltion, und awattlng the or? der to movp, tho llno ln front of ua broke. Wo woro at once ordered to ndvance at tho double.-o.ulck und to storm the battery whlch had been playlng such havoo wlth tho maln llne. Qulck as a flash. the boys were or their feet. Advanclng rupldly, wo re served fire untll we woro ln closi range. Then, at tho command to flro wc swept tho buttery wllli a Blngh volloy. I thlnk wo killed nearly every man at tho guna. After the batterj had been takon, wo ttforo refprmed ai tho foot of Rudo'a Hlll, under tht covcr of a plno thlcket. Tho Yankoes wero then in full re trcat, protected by a slnglo plece oi artlltery on a nour-by hlll. Soon t courler rode up and gavo ua order t< movo to tho left und dlslodgo thui gun. While wo wero undorway, how ever, tho firlng ceased and wo wer< ordered back. Tho battlo was over the Federal forces had crasaed tht rlver and had btirned the bridgo be hind hlm. ln u short whlle, General John C Breoklnrktgo rode up wlth hls stuft aud publtcly thauked us for our actlon Ho sald that hls maln llno had beei broken arid that our cfcarge had s.-ivei the day. IIo added that we mlght dla< huvo been the means of saving l.y.-uii burg, alnco he had not a man botweei tho battlet'lold und that city, AVo rcrnalnod on tlio lleld to bury tho doad, whllo Ceiioral Brecklnrldge wlth the main itrmy hustened on tc RJchmond. Two days later wo re colvod ordors lo follnw. Our marcli buek to Staunton was doubly terrlblo. not only hail wo left many of our boys belilnd, but, we were fjootaorq and weary. At stnunton wo woro royaltv j feastod und recelved clothlng from llu ' govornment. Wo wero then irnnsport ed on box caru to Rlchmond, and won! I into barraoks at Cump Loe. | On tho ovonlug aftor our nrrlval wc l were puraded In tho.Capttol S<iuare tyn woro addresaed by President Diivla j Hon. T, 8. Bocock, Spenkor or tlu I Houso of ReproaontatlveB, gavo ps ! tho thanks of Congross for our gallntil eonduct, und tho Governor preaentei j us with a new Stat? llar. lt may b> i notod In thU connectlon that wo nevf oarrlbd " Confcuarate flag, Wo hm ga'no lnto battle wlth our Stato fla$ ! I'rinn tho instltute. Evory llguro oi j this flug had been rlddlcd, cxco'pt thu | of Washlngton, Not untll wa had ben orderod tnt( I the forlltlcalloiis on tho Uru'ok Turn ! pllte dld lt dawn on u-i tli.it wo rtp, !'db.ua unytlilng pnrtleularly worlhy o i phalse. Wo were ijtied !?. obQi'lng "f ders, and when called ,upon lo storn tho. battpry. wo dla' so. put when th< ? cnniiuandlng geiicrul. the Proaldept tfpcnltor of the ll'ouso and tho Gi>v qrtior pralned ua so lniidl.y. we natur ? ftlly folt very pi-oiul Of oilr a.-lih-v ? I mont, 1 am to-day pr.o/ud of beinji oni or ihe boy.-. 1 Of lulc .vcur:, I huvo aecn tho clalmi . The Correct Wny. I'louso tell me through your col< uiiiiiK whleh ln tho correct way lo cat a club aantlwleh, when It. Is sorved along wlth llm ic-it. of the BUppei'j whethor to uso the fork, or cat wltli flngers. a oontroversy aru.ie, hettc< the quostlon. Tliimk you. n. c. it. Richmond, Thero la no hard and fttat rulo In this Instance, Orilinarlly a sandwtcli Is taken ln tho fingera, but when II cannot bo ao manag-e.d wlth conifort, tlio use of a fork ls ullowable. Com. mon sensf. rogulatca even tablo etl. quctto. Atoiiia nnd Molccuien. To settlo 1111 argumont, pleaso uu> swor thlu qtiestlon: Does an atoiti nonslst of moloculea or does a molecult conalat of atomav II. j. Richmond, Va. An atom is an ultimato partlelo ol matter. not ncccssarlly Indivisloie; .1 moleculo. A molectile Is a group oi ntoms, so united and comblnod by cliomlca! affiuity that they form a whole. .Mr?. Siiri-'s Address, Wlll you kln'dly givo me Mrs. Russell Sago'.-j address In next Sunday's pa? por and obllgo? INQUIREIt, Mrs. Russell Sage, Ne-w York. School for RealgnlnR. iKtndly tell me through your Query Column If thoro Is any ono ln Rlch* mond who teuohes any branch ot de slgning, and lf there I3, pleaso give thelr name and address. Thanklna you In advanco for thls Informatlon, J reinaln JI. II. You aro recoinmcnded to tho Ex? change for Woman'a Work and Rl'oh mond Art School Jor accftrato tnfur* matlun on tlils subjeet. The Strndlviirliis Vtolln. Will you givo me tho address of tha owner nf tho Stradivarlus vlolln tnen? tlonod ln your Issuo of September 261 Hls Inltiala appear aa O. D. C. and hls placo of resldonco an Falrfleld, Va, COL. FRED S. ST1TII. Washlngton, D. C. 0. I>. C. I3 requested to wrlte ta Colonel Stlth. of thn cadets challenged and tho honot of saving tlio day at New Markol clalmed for somo other commaml. 1 fuol that the honor tvill bo glvon us by cnlightened posterlty. Tho praisct of tho authorltles at tho time settle boyond doubt tho mcrlts of the day. J am not afrald that our laurols wlll bei glvcn to others. THE RICHMOND BREAD RIOT Fnclng Starvntion, Wonieu nnd Boy. Saelicd Wnrehoancn nnd Store*. Slirouded in mystery and almost for.-. gotteti among tho more stirring evenU, of the war, the Richmond bread rlol was a unlquo protest 011 tho part of J famlshed people. Just before tht Chancellorsvillo campalgn begun, aud at a tlmo when the-Coiu'etierale uuthor. ities were exertlng themselvea t'. tho utmost to supply tlie half-starved army In the fleld, discontent broke oul ln Richmond. The available supply ol provlslons, espoclally of liour and meal was lurgely ln tlie hands of a numbui of doalers, wlioso lust for gold exceed ed thelr patriotism. Theso men knoi! that moro breadstuff could not b? brouglit to Richmond in tlio course ol tho next few months, und consequent. ly ruised the prices boyond any thal had been seen auring tlio prevloui months of the war. Misery was at once felt. Few werv ablo to pay tho prices exueted fot flour. Dofenseless women and chll< dren wero on tho vergo of starvatlon. The President could do nothlng to re? llevo tho sltuation If, indeed, ho hall aurmlaed its gravity. Such wero tho conditions which pro clpltated the bread rlot on Holy Thurs? day, Aprll 2, 1803. Ono Mary Jackson, it appears, a liuckster ln tho market, had harangucd a gathering at tho old Afrlcan Church on tho precedlng eve? nlng, and, lt appears,, had called upon tho poor peoplo of the clty to meet hor In tlio CapltO) Soiuare tho noxt morn? lng. Their united efforts, slie declared, could wring from tho extortloners an amplo supply of provlslons, and their strongth would bo sutllelent to de? mand bread, if lt wero not glvcn them. Her suggestion was promptly talcoh up. Early tlio next mornlng several hundred women and boys met ln tlie Square und reinained thero until tha airlval of others made tho mob number almoat 1,000. Thero wero fow men in the crowd, and it was observed most of tlicin were ol' foreign birth. After scmo brler dlacuaslon tlie women made thelr way down Nlnth Street lu front of tlio War Department and lnto Main Btrebt wlth tho avowed purpose of ?golttng bread." .1. B. .lones, well known as tho "Uebol War ClerU," watched them pass beneath his wlndow and could but wish them success in thelr attempt to ward on! starvation, Tlio crowd went lnto Cary Streot and at once entered tho s'toroa ot gralu merchants, plllaglng at will and pilCor. ing at random. Tliey met with little cppoaitlon. Lhnboldened by thelr success and urged on by u number of diareputable char actors tlio mob then sacked tho stores of other merchunts?Jewelera, drj goods merpha'uta, dealera - in fancy goods. In a word, almost all the mer chanta along Main und Cary Street) suffored at tho hands of tho mob. Naturally onough this pllago in broad dayllght aroused tlie uuthorities, who, nevertheles8, reallzod tho grlev tiupoa "t tlio people. Tho diro want in the clty perhapa uccounted for tho len lency whlch was shown thu women Ly the authorltles. Governor Lotchor hurrled to the Bqohe, had the rlot act read and threat enod to tire on thu mob, havlng no-.m whllo called out tho clty battation. Ho gave tho crowd flve inlntttes' dr.11 in whleh to disporae^ deelarlng lo: would havo a volley flred if they did i.ot go 10 their homo*. All who know few women wero lelt ii\ the Ktreet when Prosldont Duvls arrlved on tho seoiic. Mr. Duvls mounted 011 u wajroii und mado a fervont speech. Itu told Ihe ric-ters. that such conduel as ihcU'B would reiiiiy brlng famlne un tho peo? ple, luasmuch as the farmors would not brlng thelr supplles to tlie mar l;,.t. Ue declared. with all -iiiee.ily, that he would Bharo liis last loaf wlth the fuinished pevp-fl and would do .ui in hla p. ei- to uUovlato thelr dlatvea'a, Hls eli.Miueiit worda bad the dOdlrti l ei't'ect. Tho fow people who romaui.-.t lu tho vleluity ol' tho robbed sturo.t speedily went t,. their lioiiics, und tii - t'oie .; o'clock liad ernled tho troubta Of ihe 111, ln vitw whlch tti's neltlier t.h I ;?. ? tOOl ' ? |o-e.-.euted ciKiuy.

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