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w A FORTIETH I &lt;   WAIL STORY  Atlanta* -II NDece:= 1863 [Copyright, 1903, by O. L. rm wh Kllmer'] 'oh Wht okhe wee wounded, and Robert E ,n,ItE Confederate a y  Lee o command. Johnston expected 1 was to buffet the attack Grant to rout the Federals ill tbat battle and , was preparing to make on At- raise the siege of Richmond. He al- lanta received a new corn- most succeeded. Three weeks later mender late in December, 1863. Tills Lee repeated the attempt, and McClel- was General Joseph E. Johnston, a new lan abandoned the siege. But for tile figure on western battlefields. Wouml- wound at Fair Oaks, Johnston might ed In front of Richmond the summer have kept back the debut of Lee In- of 1862, Johnston had been sent to the definitely and changed the whole course Mlsslsslppl region as general in chief of the war in Virginia. over three departments, including the Lee's first stroke when he took up amy defending Vicksburg under Pen barton, the army then operating in Tennessee under Bragg and the forceq marshaled under the Lone Star flag beyond the great river. Fixing his e#dquarters nominally at Chattanoo a he moved from place to place, with- OUt, however, taking active leadership ha any battle. Itnder Johnston, Bragg fought the I'eat battles of Stone River, Chlcka. uga and Chattanooga. Under htm, , Pemberton fought and lost at Ylckxburg. Yet his name does not ap- pJar in the histories of these cmbats aet by mere incidental mention in c0nection with Vicksburg. For soma aS0n the Confederate executive and 'ieral Johnston didn't get on well to- ,ether. The general chafed over helng kept from actual contact with the fight- ing forces. He had been an active sol- dier on the plains before the war and wanted to be at the front, sword In hand, instead of merely manipulating ovements from the rear. Although tt was a step backward to give up the control of three armies and ke command of oue, Johnston put his ind to the new task with whole hear[- ed energy. Grant said that he was a man to give his foemen trouble and that his policy was the correct one for the south at that stage of the con- flict. He believed in taking no risks in prolonging the war until tile aorta was tired out. His plan was t,, let the Yankees force the fighting while tla south parried the blows and hu:- banded her strength. By these same /ttice George Washington won the Reyolution. Grant's high opinion of the military ability of his opponent in front of Qattanooga lllustrateJ a peculiar phase b military experlehce. Johnston was distrusted by his own government and re#Red under a cloud when he succeed- ed Bragg after the latter's inglorious retreat.from Mission Ridge and Joined defeated army at Dalton. Vicks- burg and Chattanooga had been lost to 'his department, wrested from his con- trol by Grant. The loss of Vicksburg was laid at J0hnston's door by Jefferson Davis. He blamed Johnston for standing idly by while Grant surrounded and penned in the Vicksburg garrison under Pem- bertou. On one particular occaslou, be- fore Grant had brought up all his troops and hemmed Pemberton In, Da- vis said thut Johnston sent Pemberton orders in writing to attack the foe aml cut his way out when he should have gone in person to Pemberton and di- rected the fight. Johnston said that he k sent the order in writing because he wax preparing to lead an attack in per- son from the outside of Grant's lines while Pemberton drove at the same point from the inside. Pemberton re- ceived the written order and put his troops in motion to carry it out, then suddenly changed his mind and attack ed in another direction, falling lu the attempt and losing Johnston's ahl. The weapon placed in Johnston' hand to keep the Army of the Tennes- see out of Atlanta wae in a battered I condition Just at the time he took hold of it. Dee. 27. 1863. It had 10st 25,000 men in battle during the three months' e campaign riding Nov. 25 at Misslol Ridge. The rolls showed a fighting strength of 36,000 men. but 6.000 of these were barefoot and 6,000 without muskete and blanktL There was a lack of forage for the animals, and the battery horses were too feeble to draw the guns. Johnston found awaiting him at Cattanooga headquarters a very pohted hint from President Davis in Ricbmond that he immediately make s 'dash into Tenne and recover the ground loot by his Immmor. He did not act upon tim sulestion for tim reason that his army wu not in condi- tion to cope agalnet odds, and l|e thought the best plan would be to stand at Dalton until the Federals at. tacked him there. He hoped to beat them and send them back to Tennessee, when im would follow and recover the far,tory. Although Johnston's methods of fighting were la sharp contrast with those of Lee, Jackson and Albert Sid- ney Johnston, he could strike hard on 0cession. Vie led to the battlefield of /e first Bull Run the Confederate re- enforcing army which turned the tide and overthrew the Federals. Later, when McClellan moved out the grand army to attack Richmond, Johnston re- treated fl'om Manassas plains to the Rappahannock river, making that his defensive barrier. McClellan evaded the issue by transferring his army to the Virginia peninsula, where John- mien headed hlm off at Yorktown. By giving up Yorktown to McClellan without a battle Johnston dealt a blow to hie military reputation. Botll sides at that thne believed in flghthlg at eight, lie fell back behind the defenses the fight against "Little Mac" at the gates of Richmond was to carry out a former plan of Johnston and smash the flank of the besieging army. The Federals were astraddle of the Chlcka- hominy river, which had low banks, a swampy border and was subject to sudden floods. Johnston gave orders to attack McClellan's right flank on tim very ground where, later, Lee attacked In the battle of Gaines Mill with great success. Suddenly the heavens opened with torrential rains, which de- stroyed McClellan's bridges on his left flank, thus separating the right wing from the left. Jehnstan fell ulna lho Isolated left wing, surprising the troops in their camps. At the close of a hard day's fight, in which the Federals were drives at every point, he was wound- ed, and, as at Shiloh when Albert Sid- ney Johnston fell, the assailants halted in their tracks and gave the enemy time to reform and strengthen tile lines. Next day, like Grant at Shiloh. McClellan forced the fighting and re- covered the lost ground. General Joseph E. Johnston was a native of Virginia and, like Robert E. Lee, resigned his commission in the United States army to go with hi state. He was the same age ae Lee and had reached fifty-six when called upon to defend Atlanta. His career in the old army had been adventurous and exciting from the time he left West Point until the close of the Mexican war. In battle with the Florida In- diane he was severely wounded in the head when a lieutenant Just out of the Military academy. Iie distinguishc,l himself under General Scott at the bloody battle of Cerro Gordo, aml In the storming of Chapultepec he plant- ed with his own hands tile first Ameri- can banner unfurled above the caslle walls. In point of rank at least Johnston Btood highest in the United States army among all tile officers who re- signed their commissions to go with the Confederacy. tie was one of five leaders honored with the full rank of general by the Confederate govern- mont. Finding his name fourth on tile list instead of first, as he coutended that it should be according to tile law governing the appointment of oflicers, he protested against the injustice. @IMPEL Jomr/ n, 10NeTON, C. S A. ais pie)test, made in Aug-u, 1861, | after the battle of Bull Run, Is believed to have caused frtotton be. tween him and President Davis tlu'oughout tl war. The town of Dalton, where Johnston und the beaten and dispirited troop t'arnod over to him b BraJff on the ee of C'hristntid$, 1, WU a place Of ne military Importance and unmil- e  lttle fr troops on the deles- dye. It WU an accidental camp. the Oonfedemte having halted there on [tlm lr retreat from Mission Ridge the th of November, and, finding that the aemy dld not pursue, the troops were made comfortable, and at Dalton they remained. A broad open valley lies north of the town, and the approaches from Chattanooga would be favorable for the attacking army. Johnston kept up strong outposts at Rlngold and Rosa- ca to hold the enemy at arm's length and set to work to fortify Atlanta as a base. Atlanta is 100 miles south of Dalton, with three rivers intervening. lehnston would have welcomed an at- tack of equal numbers, but Grant was not so foolhardy. He knew his man and when ready to push things In the spring of 1864 set Sherman at the task With odds In his favor of two to ore.. fin 1862 it was the fashion to say that Federal generals overrated the enemy. In 1864 the leaders took good care not to underrate theh, opponents. GEORGE L. KILMER. THE CATHOLIC PROGRESS. ' O'.-...-.C........ .  M,n' me tomorrow and I 'I-":::: ";=':':- .................................... ) ....... A 7, ;ll *'.l'(' for yon both." I. T " l.. "ll has l)een his dream to go there ' DIVIDE i,,.. l,..e, you love me ae you sayt00 t , ......  you do hel l) me to get work--anything[ . By MARION BENTLEY , tlmt is honest." 'l?he nma sighed and turned away.  ' . . .  Q Ile realized that he had no place In her Copyright, 10'2, by the 4 S S McCluro Compan" t heart or thoughts. When he faced her ,......_A......'.__.'': ' [ ngatn, his voice was calm and even. t r r-v v v,,#t,e O "I think it can be arranged. Mrs. R.W. DUFFY, PRES A.T. THOMPSON, TREAS. They reached the edge of Fort Slmp- Gell'tgher needs some one to help her It. T. BREDKS, VIOE PRES. M.R. FURRY, SEO. oi1 one breathless July afternoon, see- with the girls. You know her husband  lng Its crude but promising outlines as holds an interest in the Ten Strike, [-')'. T'.  T'%T TT. T'_' T ff' through a maze of alkali dust, darkly, and she wants to take the girls east, DFL-II-LU. .r # Y ..U ' Their well provlsloned prairie schoon- then abroad. They are wild as In- er lumbered heavily on the heels of diana, and she has the sense tee' know INCORPORATED i two fagged and panting horses. It they ued training down. DO you GENERAL AG.NTS FOR a. had been a terrific trip on man and think"-- P'I][ ][-"r-'t --' Ak l.l"lr'  beast. The man lay, bright eyed, dry Jim Ga]]agher owned the largest sa- 01,,] L,,-l i"  i lipped and silent, on the shakedown in loon and dance hall in Fort Simpson.  -="= " , | the wagon bed. Anita s face flushed, then pall. WAGONS , CARRIAGES . T4AJl<: $ As the horses stopped instinctively "Thank you. I will try it.' ....... ""* DEALERS IN amid the willows beside the stream Two days later she was ktalled as the girl turned to her father with an encouraging smile. But at sight of him the smile changed to tense lines of horror. On the man's chin trickled a vivid crimson stain. An hour later Anita Murdock walked away from the hastily improvised camp with young Dr. Byrne. He glanced down at her pityingly. She was so delicate, so quiet and se pret- ty. What was her father thinking of? She was no more fit to take up a claim and manage a ranch on little or no capital than-- She looked at him in mute inquiry. "I thought best not to say this be- tore your father, but you must not think of resuming your Journey. He would never survive the rough roads, and the rare air on top of the Divide would certainly bring on another hem- orrhage." "Then you mean that we can never go into La Junta valley?" There was anguish in the question. and the doctor hesitated. "I believe the disappointment would kill him," she continued. "Ever since we got that first railroad circular he has been counting on going there, get- ting well and strong and working again. We've taken the La Junta Ban- ner for six months, and we know Just where we want to live and how to file our claim. Oh, we must go onI" "Well, for the present you had better stop here and let your father recuper- ate. Perhaps when it Is cooler-- At any rate, there tsa tidy two room shack right back of my office. The rent is cheap, and I can keep an eye en him until he is in shape to travel. It won't do for hhn to sleep here on the river edge even oue night. We must pull him together, you know." And the doctor nodded encouragingly to the girl, who stood watching him with wide open, frightened eyes. So, all unwillingly, did the Murdoeks take up their residence in Fort Simp- son. The hot blasts of July merged into the sullen humidity of August, and one day in the freshening breath of September Henry Murdock tottered to the postofiiee for the La Junta Banner. They read it together, he and Anita, read of the mountain locked valley where the sun never shone too fiercely nor yet the blasts blew cruel- ly; wimro crops rose like air castles in the night; where the sick were made well; where--and this was the best Of all--starved, weak lungs were fed and strengthened. The Murdoeks knew all the prominent La Junta citizens by name, rejoicing with them in success, sympathizing with them in adversity. They lived in Fort Simpson, but their hearts were in La Junta. And now only the Divide, with its pitiless alti- tude, stood between them and this promised land, to reach which they had sold their little Iowa home. That night after her father had fallen into a troubled sleep she footed up their account book. They had lived so simply, yet little remained. If they sold the horses, they might reach the wlley by rail, but mountain railroad fares are high. and without horses how could they farm? She rose impulsively and hurried to Dr. Byrne's o/rice, lie received her with undisguised pleasure. Of late he had felt that his calls had been un- welcome. Very delicately they had hinted that professionally he was not needed, and he feared that they might vw hl obvivus attempts to "drop in" socially as professional calls char- ltably paid. "Father seems stronger today. Don't you think he can stand the Journey vel soon Y' Dr. Byrne shook his bead. 'he nights are cold. There is al- ways frost in the mountains?" "But you said when it was cooler," she perelsted. He led her to the window and potnt- d silently to the distant mountain, where even in the moonlight she could catch the glint of snow patches. She clasped her hands in despair. "Why--why did you tell me he could go later? You knew all the time that he could not take the trip, and yet"-- She turned upon him fiercely and read that in his eyes which made her wrath burst into a flame. In her un- reasoning love for her father she read in this other man's love for herself only selfishness. He had thought that if she stayed she might learn to love him. And now she hated him. "Oh, if I had never listened to youl Now he will stay here to die." Dr. Byrne tried to take her hot hands in his, but she drew away from him. "My dear girl, you are well and strong. For you the overland Journey has no horrors; for your father it means--deatt." "Then," exclaimed Anita bltteHy, "I must get something to do, so that we eat] go by rail. I thonght It my duty governess in the noisy Gallagher house- hold, wlth the privilege of going home at night. She was te teach the girls how to walk and talk an/ dress. Mrs. Gallaghr considered the last accom- plishment mot lmlortant. She soon became extravagantly fond of Anita and would have leaded her with res- eats, but the girl proudly declined ev- erything except her salary. So the winter crept into the tudor outstretched arms of spring, and Ani- ta's bank account grew. She had leased the horses to a wood hauler. and she had sewed nights. Ske was too busy even to note the gradual change la her father. He' seemed con- tent and quiet each e,cuing when she came home, and she little guessed whose hand ministered to him during the day. The Gallaghers were departing for the east. Anita wee at the depot to see them off. The girls no longer shuf- fled when they walked, and they un- derstood the use of knives and forks. Mrs. Gallagher surveyed their neat' traveling frocks with pardonable pride. Then she slipped an envelope into Ani- ta's hand. "Sure, you've done wonders by me gyurls, an' it's that I've been tryin' to tell you in the letther." When the train pulled out, Anita opened the envelope. It contained no word of writing, Just a crisp banknote that fairly 0k her breath. And her salary had been paid in full. Anita walked home on air. They would start for La Junta on the morrow. In the doorway stood Dr. Byrne, stmding hie eyes with his hand and looking up at the everlasting hills. In her happiness she would have brushed by him, but he barred her passage. "Is he sleeping?:' she inquired. Then something in l, he doctor's face caught and held her attention. "What is it? No--no, not thatl" ehe cried. "Oh, God, and I have worked so hardr' She swayed in the doorway, and Dr. Byrne, taking her in his arms, led her gently into the darkened room. His voice was low and comforting. "It came so suddenly, though I have seen Its shadow for weeks, dear. There was no time to send for you, and he left this word: 'Tell 'Nits I have crossed the Great Divide, but I will wait for her on the other side. Be good to her.' Darling, will you let me be good to you? I n your great sorrow don't try to stand alone." Without replylng she crossed the room, raised the sheet and looked long and steadily into imr father's face. On It rested a smile of ineffable peace. The money fell noiselessly to the floor. It had been earned in vain. Then she turned and looked Juto the brown eyes bent pityingly upon her. 'iiarry," she murmured, "he does not need it--or me, and--l--am so tlretL" Her head drooped wearily up- on his shoulder, and his arms folded lovingly around her. Heflletent. Refinement looks ever with dlmp- proval upon heedless waste and need- less extravagance. 8he eaxefully counts the cost and makes the most of all material brought to hey hand. Oonsideratlon for othe has mdo hey watchful, and nothing in h' Charge is aqman4ered or wantalw nmed. To vulgar ostentat/en eke rmf re- fuses the radiant likt of kee counte- nance, but seeks inead the quiet nooks, the retired katmts w'ke dwell those who know her ttme  The plrit of reflnam"nt ltves eea with t&ase whose tastes are simple and pure, ho make no pretenses, wsv falth In httmanity is stmg and real To these endowed with kindly tac mad imlal wit, who employ all means of ood within their command, wkoe hearts are touched by the grtof  misery around them and who are quick to see aud respond to other' wltnt-with these, too, tk spirit lives. They who entertain this guest are clean in mind and person, and the motto kung upon the spiritual walls of home is "Cleanli- ness Is Next to Godliness." Ink .s ,,n ][ar&che Care. An amusing story is told of a man rho wee suddenly attacked In the night by a violent fit of earache. HIS wife told him that there was on the window sill by the bed a bottle of ehloroform and recommended him to rub some on his face. 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