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About The Lebanon express. (Lebanon, Linn County, Or.) 1887-1898 | View Entire Issue (July 30, 1896)
A 1710 OlGIIIlSGEieS
Scenes at Hatcher's Creek and
John B. Scace Speaks to a Reporter of Stirring Scenes
Escaped with a Slight Wound, but, Like Other Vet
erans, Has Suffered Since A Story that
Reads Like a Page from History.
' mm V Alba,
When en wwuiittn In print the Hfcstory
st? some Kurd mnu of the civil war, a
Bseling of ansilrstioa and svmpathy the
sertmin mult Aeeustoaicd though wc arc
' to talcs of herokm and eunerin in evervday
lire, there ia amething peculiarly attractive
imc uiu wmr rewrus, STI V UJJt, M Mir.
so, ss a sacred nassnort to the heart of every
true ABaenean. Thousands found their net
an the field of carnage or in the hospital, but
their eomradea, when the struggle was over
end the victory won, ntunted to their homes
ana netaa anew the battle of life.
v)ohn B. Braes, the widely known contrac
tor and building mover of Albany, N. Y.,
haa had an unusually interesting life, and
when aeen by a reporter recently at hit home.
No. 15 Bradford Street, told of his many ei
perieueea and adventures while serving
under the old tag in the late war. Although
having endured ail the hardahiai and pri
vations of life in the ranks, Mr. bcace bran
hi mum than half a century of yean with
an elastic step and a keen mind, taking an
active interest in private and public anairs.
White still a boy, hia family moved from
Albany, his birthplace, to Pittsfield, Han.,
and here he was educated. lie mastered the
earpentert trade, became a member of Berk
shir Lodge, No. 63, I. O. O. F., and was
entering upon esnecessful business life when
same the call from Washington for men. All
over the country the word aped, and excite
aeent ran high. All the old-time patriotism
that had Blade Massachusetts famous in
Revolutionary days waa fired to ita nunast.
Every town and village sent out its squad or
The company in which lb. genes enlisted
in September of 1864 as a private, became
Company A, Forty-ninth Regiment, Massa
ehuseaa Volunteer Infantry. Under the
common impression that the war would be
on of but short duration, the men were en
listed for nine months only. Scarcely wen
they uniformed and armed before they were
ordered to the front The regiment, which
at the time was under the command of Col.
W. F. Bartlett, served ia the First Brigade,
First Division, Nineteenth Corps, and par
ticipated is some of the hottest battles of the
Mr. Scace, at the time, waa but twenty-two
years of age, and he remembers well with
what a beating heart be first ff 11 in line. His
regiment was ordered Sonth, directly through
the enemy's country, with Baton Rouge as
the objective point After several months of
weary marches, daring which Company A
passed through several lively scrimmages
with the enemy constantly hovering about
tk A.nt. r,A m U mm 1
awusaiausai was iracneo. An evacuation rol-
Crbsena and the rebel anliiierv dl
ttoned in th city fled like frightened sheep,
Narinf with them what goods they could
carry and setting torch to the rest Ths
pcantiful eaphol building, which bad been
converted into a war prison, had also been
red, and the boys in blue swarmed inject
in time to sets their captive comrades from
periahinf in the names. Mr. Scace, who
had been, while en route, promoted to tor
poral, was in the thickest of the melee, and
describes the scenes in a graphic manner.
Although the city bad fallen almost without
a blow given or received, a fieht was not far
a, forward was received thai alar)- force
of the enemy was fast approaching.
A bloody battle ensued at Plain Store, a
raw days' march out of the eanruuin which
Corporal Bcace was severely wounded. A
nainoje ball struck his left thigh snd. grazing
the bone, narrowly mused the great artery.
Be was retired to tho camp at Baton Ronge
bad recuperated as rapidly that he -entered,
sow. after, again into active service. The
battles of Port Hudson and Donaldsonvilk
followed, with all their thrilling episodes.
It was not kmc after this that, by reason
sf ths expiration of hia term of enlistment,
Its waa honorably discharged. His respite
was not a long one, however, for he soon af
terward ra-triBsted, to serve for the remain
der of ths war. For meritorious action he
Jaad keen rei,1 tn th i I
yf ""ck served in Company A, Buty-first
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term of his iv-tnlisrnent Sen-ant Scare par.
ticipated in some of the hottest struggles o
the war. Many a grav.haired veteran to
day recalls the scenes of Hatcher's Run, ths
fall of Petenbuntand the battle of Bailor's
After his honorable discharge. June 4.
1865, Mr. 8cacs returned to Albany ana
ruled down once again to hia business and
social interests. He has resided in the city
ever since. It would seem that now of ail
times, hia peace and happiness would bavs
been uninterrupted. Such was not to be the
case, for four yean ago, while engaged in
superintending the raising of the immense
smokestack of the Albany Electric power
house, the lever of a loosened windlassstrttck
him a heavy blow across the back, Ths
effect of the blow was not at first apparent,
he being able to leave his bed in a few days.
Brit the worst was to follow, for without
warning he waa seised with sciatic rheuma
tism in all ita virulence. Untold agony fol
lowed. Said Mr. Scace, " I could not aleep for ths
pain, ho one will know the tortures the
rheumatism gave me. I dont know how I
lived during those daya. I became little
more than skio snd bones, and it seemed like
life didn't have anything but suffering in it
Cures? I tried every so-called rheunislto
cure that was ever invented. I gave all of
them a good trial before I stopped taking
them, II y friends and neighbors recom
mended remedy after remedy that they heard
of, but my rheumatism went ou just ths
same. Well, after 1 had almost had the life
tortured out of me. I came across a news
paper account of Dr. Williams' Fink Pills,
and I thought I might aa well add another
name to the list as not, so I ordered some of
"I tell you, I was glad in those days to
hear of anything that could give me any
hops at all. Yes, I got them, and btm 1
had laien two fares that pain began to leave
me. Why, I couldn't understand it. I
couldn't imagine myself being cured. But
before I bad taken a half-dozen of those
boxes I wot cured. The suffering which had
made my life almost unbearable for so loug
had disappeared. I was a new man.
"I began to get strong. I picked up in
flesh, and I went back to my business with
all ths vigor and vim of a young man. I
think everyone who knows me will tell yon
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medicine ever discovered, and if my recom
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use it I hops others will hear of tt and be
benefited aa 1 have been. Everyone should
hear of it I eant say too much for them,"
Mr. Scace exclaimed enthusiast tail in con
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follows solely for hit own pleasure. Many
Utile trinkets, carved by the light of the
camp-fire, attest his skill in this direction.
Far from being solicited to recommend the
curative which had taken such a load of
misery from hia life, in his gratitude hie
praise for it ia unstinted and ujiceasing.
And from hia own statements one may easily
see that when he does cease to sing its vir
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Corrtietit, tsM, n lug, uayt, B if
"You must miaa the old tiroee," he
said calmly. "I am afraid you found
very little of them left, except ia these
"And hardly there," ahe (aid bitterly.
l our troops bad round a way throiurh
the marsh and had trampled down the
Brant's brow clouded. He remem
bered that the brook which had run red
during the fhrht had loat Itaelf in this
marsh. It did not Increase his liking
for thia beautiful but blindly vicious
animal at hia aide and even hia mo
mentary pity for her was fading fast.
6he was tncorrinible. They walked on
for a few momenta in alienee.
"You said," ahe began tt hut m a
gentler and even hesitating voice, "that
your wife was a southern woman."
He cheeked an irritated start with
difficulty. "I believe I did." he said
coldly, oa he regretted it.
"And of course you taught her your
Goepel the Gospel according to St
Lincoln. 0, 1 know," ehe went on hur
riedly, aa If conscious of hia Irritation
and seeking to allay it "She waa a
woman and loved you, and thought
with your thoughts and aaw only with
your eyes. Yea that's the waywltb
us I suppose we ail do it," ahe added,
"She had her own opinions," said
Brant, briefly, as he recovered himself.
Nevertheless his manner so decidedly
closed all f urthef discussion that there
nothing left for the young girl
but silence. But it waa broken by her
in a few momenta in her old contemptu
ous voice and manner.
"Pray don't trouble yourself to ac
company me any further. Gen. Brant.
Unless, of course, you are afraid I may
come across some of your your sol
diers. I promise you I won't cat them."
"I am afraid you must suffer my
company a little longer, Miaa Faulkner,
on account of these same soldiers," re
turned 11 rant, gravely. "You may not
know that this road, in which I find
you, takea you tltrough a cordon of
pickets. If you were alone you would
be stopped, questioned, and, foiling to
give ttte password, you would be de
tained, aent to the guard house and"
he stopped and fixed hia eyes on her
keenly aa he added' "and searched."
"You would not dare to search a
woman!" ahe said, tndifrnantly, al
though her flush gave way to a slight
pallor. ' ,
. "Yon said just now that there should
be no sex in a war like this," returned
Brant, carelessly, but without abating
hia scrutinizing gaze.
"Then it ia war," she said, quickly,
with a white, significant face.
Hia look of scrutiny turned to one of
pnzzled wonder. But nt the same mo
ment there was a flash of a bayonet in
the hedge, a voice called "halt," and a
soldier stepped into the rood.
Gen. Brant advanced, met the salute
of the picket with a few formal words,
and then turned toward his fair com
panion, aa another soldier and a ser
geant joined the group.
"Hiss Faulkner is new to the camp,
took the wrong turning, and waa un
wittingly leaving the lines when 1
joined her." He fixed his eyes keenly
on her now colorless face, but ahe did
not return hia look. "You will show
her the shortest way to quarters." he
continued to the sergeant, "and should
she at soy time lose her way you will
again conduct her home but without
detaining or reporting her."
He lifted hia cap, remounted his
horse and rode away as the young girl,
with s proud, indifferent step, moved
down the road with the sergeant. A
mounted officer passed him and sa
lutedit was one of hia own staff.
From some strange instinct he knew
that he had witnessed the scene, and
from some equally strange intuition he
waa annoyed by it. But he continued
his way, visiting one or two outposts
and returned by a long detour to his
quarters. As he stepped upon the
veranda he aaw Miss Faulkner at the
bottom of the garden talking with some
one across the hedge. By the aid of
bis glass he could recognize the shape
ly figure of the mulatto woman which
he had aeen before. But by its aid he
also discovered that she was carrying
a flower exactly like the one which Miss
Faulkner still held in her hand. Had
she been with Miss Faulkner in the
lane and if so, why had she disap
peared when he came up? Impelled
by something stronger titan mere cu
riosity, he walked quickly down the
garden, but she evidently had noticed
him. for she quickly disappeared. Not
caring to meet Miss Faulkner again, he
retraced his steps, (resolving that he
would 00 the first opportunity per
sonally examine and interrogate this
new visitor. For if she were to take
Miss Faulkner's place even in a subor
dinate capacity this fireesrtton waa
clearly within his rights.
He reentered his mom and seated
himself at his desk -before (he dis
patches, orders and reports awaiting
him. lie found himself, however, work
ing half nieeliafaicslly, and recurring to
bis lute interview with Miss Faulkner
in the lane, IUlie had any inclination
to tvt the spy, or to use her position
here us a meansotcontmunieatiugwith
the enemy's lines, lie thought be had
lhorouj'hly frightened her. Neverthe
ier. now,, for the fjirt time, he was in-
.lintel lu arwjrt his chief opinion of
one wim not only too clumsy and
the self-rcHtruUit of a spy. Her nerv
ous agttstion In the lane was due to
something more disturbing than his
mere possible intrusion upon her confi
dence with the mulatto.
On the contrary, it seemed to be per
sonal to himself. He recalled the sin
gular significance of her question:
"Then tt is war?" He recoiled horstionge
allusion to his wife; was It merely the
outcome of his own foolish confeBsioti
on their first Interview, or was it n
concealed Ironical taunt? Having sat
isfied himself that she waa not likely to
imperil his public duty in any way, be
waa angry with himself for speculat
ing further. But, although he still felt
toward her the same antagonism she
had at first provoked, he waa conscious
that ahe was beginning to exercise a
strange fascination on him.
Dismissing her at last with an effort,
he finished his work and then rose and
unlocking a closet took out a small dis
patch box to which he Intended to in
trust a few more important orders and
memoranda. Aa he opeued it with a
key on his watch chain he was struck
with a faint perfume that seemed to
come from it a perfume that he re-
nembered. Waa it the smell of the
lower that alias Faulkner carried or
he scent of the handkerchief with
tvhich ehe had wiped his cheek or a
minglng of both I Or waa he under
some diabolical spell of that wretched
girl and her witch-like flower? He
leaned on the box and suddenly started,
Upon the outer covering of a dispatch
was a singular hlood-red streak! He
examined it closely it was the pow
dery stain of the lily pollen exactly
its he had aeen it on her handkerchief.
There could be no mistake. He
inssed his hand over the stain he
ottld still feel the slippery. Impalpable
owder of the pollen. It was not there
t lien he had closed the box that tnoru
ug, it was impossible that it should he
(here mi less the box had been opened
daring his absence. He reexamined the
contents of the box, the papers were all
there. More than that they were pa
pers of no importance except to him
personally; contained no plans nor key
to any military secret; he had been far
too wise to intrust any to the accidents
if tbis alien house. The prying in
'rudcr, whoever it was, had guined
lOthiug! But there was unmistaka
ly the attempt! And the existence of
would-be spy within the purlieus of
;te house wasequally clear.
He called an officer from the next
mm. "Haa anyone been here since my
"Has anyone passed through the
He had fully anticipated the answer,
a the subaltern replied: "Only the
He reentered his room. Closing the
luor, be again carefully examined the
box, hia table, the papers upon it, the
t-hair before It, and even the Chinese
Mintting ou the floor, for any further
indication of the pollen. It hardly
Hmed possible thatanyonecould huve
mered the room with the flower in
heir hand without scattering some of
the tell-tale dust elsewhere; It was too
large a flower to be worn un the Ureiist
or in the hair. Again, no one would
have dared to linger there long enough
to have made an examination of the
box with an oflicer in the next room,
and servants passing. The box had been
removed and the examination made
An idea seized him. alias Faulkner
was still absent the mulatto had ap
jiarently gone home, lie quickly mount
ed the staircase, but, instead of entering
his room, turned suddenly aside into
the wing which bad been reserved.
1'lie first door yielded, us he turned the
knob gently, and he entered a room
tvhich he at once recognized us the
"young lady boudoir." But the dusty
snd draped furniture had becu arranged
and uncovered, and the apartment had
"tery sign of present use. Yet, al
though there was very evidence of its
being need by a person of taste and re
finement, be was surprised to see that
the garments, hanging in fhe open
press, were such as were used by negro
servants, and that a gaudy handker
chief, such as housemaids use for tur
bans, was lying on the pretty silken
coverlet. He did not linger over these
details, but cast a rapid glance rouno
the room. Then hia eyes became fixed
on a fanciful writing desk which stood
by the window. For In a handsome
vase placed on its level top ant! droop
ing on a portfolio below hung a cluster
of the strange flowers that Miss Faulk
uer had carried.
CHAPTER IV. " '
It seemed plain to Brant that the
dispatch box had been conveyed here
and opened for security on this desk,
and lu the hurry of examining the
paiers the flower had been joetlctl, ami
the fallen grains uf pollen meilj.ikcii
by the spy. There were one or two
freckles of red on the desk, which innrie
this accident appear the more jii oi.-itble.
Hut he waa equally struck by nnofher
circumstance. The desk stood imme
diately before the window. As he
glanced mechanically from it he war
fiirprised to see that It commanded an
extensive view of the slope bid-m the
eminence on which the house mood,
even beyond his fur'.heet line of pick
etk. The vase of flowers-each uf vt hici
was nearly at large as a magtolia blue
jf - tnH".'i it f-: p a'
central position before it, and no doubt
could be quite distinctly seen from a
distance. Of that he would mitisfy him
self hereafter. But fur the present he
could not resist the strong iinpretision
Hint this fateful and extraordinary
blossom, carried by Miss Faulkner and
the mulatto, and so strikingly "In evi
dence" at the window, v un 111 some
way a Bipnol. Obeyli'g un imputes
which he was conscious hud a hnlf
superstitious foundation, he eitrefnlly
lifted the vase from its position before
the window and placed It on a side table.
Then he cautiously slipped from the
But he could not aa easily shake off
the perplexity which the oetmrreince
hud caused, although be wns snllalied
1 hut it was fraught with no military
or strategic danger to his command,
nnd that the unknown spy had ob
tained no information whatever. But
lie wns forced to admit to himself that
he wns more concerned in his at tempts
to justify the conduct of Miss Faulkner
with this later revelation. It twin quite
inwHible that the dispatch box hail been
purloined by some one else ihii-itig her
absence from the house fis I'.ie pres
ence of the mulatto servant in his room
would have been less auspleitiim than
hers. There waa really little evideuoe
to connect Miss Faulkner with Hie ac
tual outrage rather might not 1 he real
spy have taken advantage uf her visit
here to throw suspicion upou her? fls
remembered her singular manner the
ttrnnge Inconsistency with which aha.
nail forced this flower upon 1 111. She
mild hardly have done so hr.i! she been
.luscious of it having so si i iiius an
nixirt. Yet what was tlteseeiel of her
iiunifest agitation? A auddeu iuspira
mi flashed across his mind; n rmile
nine Uion his lips. Site waa lu lore!
' he enemy's line contained some- sigh
'ur young subaltern with whom she
re in communication and fur whom
'-l:m! undertaken thisqucttt. The llow
.' tvns their language of corresionence,
tin doubt. It explained also the young
i-irl's animosity against the younger
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