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POET, PATEIOT AND HEEO
ONE OF THE MANY NOBLE SAC
RIFICES OF 1861-65,
Daring Exploits of Ohio's Soldier Poet,
TT. U. tytle The Xeader of Many
Charges, Ho Meets a "Warrior' Fate at
Copyright by American Presa Association.
Haines Irytle, -who
is known to lovers
of striking and pa
tbetio verse by his
poem on the death
of Antony, begin
I am dying, Egypt,
Ebbs the crimson Ufa
had a soldier's
fate; and, like his
breathed out his life in the heat of battle
The soldier fiber was born in Gen. Lytle
and displayed itself early. His grandfa
ther and great-grandfather, of the same
name, fought in the French and Indian
wars, and at the age of 20 ho volunteered
with the Ohio men and berved in Mexico,
coming home ivith a captain's epaulettes
on his boyish shoulders.
From this timo until the opening of tho
civil war he was an active militia officer,
and became a major general in the Ohio
forces In the spring of 1881, while he was
engaged in organizing tho troops for Uni
ted States service, ho was elected colonel
of the Montgomery regiment (Tenth Ohio),
named in honor of tho brave Irish-American
patriot who fell in tho storming of
Quebec. This was Ohio's Irish regiment,
and the members facetiously christened it
tho 'Bloody Tinth," afterward making the
record good in downright earnest, for Lytlo
proved to bo another Montgomery in im
petuous zeal, and the Tenth never feared
to follow his lead. Lytle's first brilliant
fight was at the head of tho Tenth, as col
onel, in the engagement on Gauley river,
In September, 18G1, the Confederates in
the Kanawha region were strengthened by
a new brigade tinder Gen. Floyd, and
while this force was posted, alone, around
Carnifex Ferry, on the Gauley, tho Union
commander (Rosecrans, set out from the
Potomac to destroy it. He had three brig
ades, and when tho enemy's outposts were
reached Col. Lytle led the column with his
Montgomery boys. Pressing on boldly, a
turn in the route of march brought him
opposite to a fortified battery, which im
mediately opened with grape and cannis
ter. Lytle ordered the colors to be planted
on tho slope in front as a rallying point
for his men. The brigadier was absent,
getting up re-enforcements; tho nrtillery
fire was withering and was supported with
musketry; two color liearers of the Tenth
were shot down and many men fell.
Thero were three things to choose from
in this emergency: retreat, annihilation, or
a charge. Without orders he chose the
latter and dashed ahead on horseback, call
ing his men to follow. Ho was almost in
stantly hot through the leg, tho bullet
wounding his horse mortally, though he
crossed the breastworks after throwing his
disabled rider in a frantic plunge. Lytle
ordered his men to seek cover, which they
did close to tho battery, keeping up a spir
ited fire on the Confederate gunners. But
re-cnfqrcements wero slow in coming up,
the fall of Lytle spoiled his enterprise, and
night came on without a blow being struck
to drive the wedge home. Floyd aban
doned the field and escaped across Gauley
river, which lay behind him.
Lytle's wound was such as to keep him
out of tho field for months, and it was over
u year later, October, 1SG2, when he went
Into action again. This was at Perryville,
Ky., during Bracg's invasion. Col. Lytle
commanded a brigade in Rousseau's divis
ion of Buell's army, his own regiment
serving under him nnd destined to emulate
their leader's heroism in a most striking
manner on this field. Rousseau's division
held tho right of McCook's corps, on tho
wooded banks of Chaplin river, where the
Confederate divisions of Cheatham and
Buckner wvro attempting to cross and de
stroy McCook before aid could reach him.
The battle was a surpriso to the Union
The troops wero under orders to concen
trate, and following out a natural impulso,
pushed on to the stream in front, in search
of water, and tho Confederates stole unob
served through tho thicket, failing upon
the fi out and flank of four brigades, only
two of which were within supporting dis
tance of ono another. Lytle was on tho
right of Rousseau's division, with tho
Tenth Ohio at tho front as skirmishers.
As fighting progressed tho general instruc
tions for tho right brigade were to hold
the position as long as possible and then
retire. There were no troops on tho right
of it and tho next brigade on the left was
out of sight, owing to the dense under
growth. Lytle had five regiments and could not
keep more than two of them in sight at
ono time. The Union artillery on this part
at the line soon exhausted their ainniuni-
OCX. W. H. J.YTLE.
tion and retired, and as the cartridges of
the infantry were running low, Lytle sent
word to his commander asking for re-enforcements.
The answer was that the po
sition must be held, and that no re-enforcements
could be snared from the left of the
line, for the wholo corps was- fast yielding
to a terrible disaster. Three brigade com
manders had been killed and thousands of
men had fallen.
The bi vo colonel then posted his regi
ments auew on tho wooded rid gee arcjund
him, and took his place with Ins owe
Montgomery reeiment well to the front
to await the crisis which he saw to be inev
itable. Buckner's division of four brigades
was pressing in from ail quarters. Finally
the receding volleys on the left told him
that the adjoining brigada had fallen back.
Then his own regiments one by cno gave
way, until tho Tenth and its leader stcod
When Baby xras sick, we gave her Castoria,
VThsn she tras a Child, she cried for Castoria,
When she became Miss, she dang to Castoria,
Whoa she had Cfcfldrea, she ga-re tiism Castoria,
alone. He sent an aid back to call up a
rcsnrve regiment to tho support of the ad
vance line, but bs&ao assistance conJd
como the enemy brofco through on his
right, andiesawtbatif iebeldUie .ground
longerit must be with deadanen only.
Hastily forming a body of skirmishers
he ordered tho regiment to fall back, while
he and his handful boldly chargedlhe ad
vancing enemy to cover the retreat. It
was a pitiable, forlorn hope that handful
made, but it Baved the remnant of the regi
mental organization, which gained a new
position and fought on to the end. Lytle
was struck down by a piece of shell, and
when one of his men rushed up to carry
him from tha field he called out: "No! I
am done for. Stand by your colors!"
The wound was in the head and was
ghastly, though not dangerous. His fol
lowers who survived the charge reported
back to his command that he was dead,
and it was so announced in. Washington.
The Confederates, however, sweeping over
the field, discovered him, and Gen. Bushrod
Johnson, whose brigade was on his front,
dispatched a surgeon to attend tho gallant
foeman and a hero's life was saved. The
loss of his brigade in killed and wounded
was 800, of which the Tenth Ohio lost 29,
and not one of the regiment surrendered.
Darkness ended the battle before Union re
enforcements could be brought up effect
ively, and during the night tho Confeder
ates retreated. Lytle had carried out his
orders and had saved the old command by
a deed of daring unsurpassed.
Tho rank of brigadier general was be
stowed on the gallant colonel, and after
his exchange ho took his place again in the
Army of Ohio, known at the time and
thereafter as the Army of tho Cumberland.
Gen. Rosecrans was in command, and in
tho latter part of September, 1833, crossed
the Tennessee river and advanced into
northern Georgia to engage the Confeder
ates under Bragg. Gettysburg had been
fought, and Lee's army, lying idle in Vir
ginia, spared a force of 12,000 men, under
Longstreet, to aid Bragg, and other re-enforcements
came from Mississippi, the fall
of Vicksburg having released them from
After much maneuvering and some pre
liminary fighting the opposing armie3 were
ready for a desperate battle on the 20th of
September, in the valley of Chickamauga,
Rosecrans facing east and covering Chatta
nooga, which Bragg sought to wrest from
him. The Confederates numbered over 70,
000, and the Federals less than (30,000. Tha
Union left, commanded by Gen Thomas,
was assailed first and with great fury. It
was the key and covered Chattanooga road.
Thomas called for aid from the right wing,
where Rosecrans was in person. Gen. Mc
Cook's corps held the right and Sheridan's
division of tho corps held tho extreme
right, Gen. Lytle being at the head of a
brigade and second in command to Sheri
dan. The appeal from Thomas was answered
by tho detachment of Sheridan with ono
brigade toward the left. Rosecrans decid
ed to shorten his line and contract his right
GEX. LYTLE AT CHICKAMAUGA.
wiiig. Gen. Lytlo was placed under orders
to follow Sheridan to tho left as soon as
certain changes had been made in the posi
tions of troops near him. The fighting
soon spread from Thomas' line toward tho
right and urgent calls were mado for more
men. The Confederates at all points out
numbered their opponents, and order after
order passed along the Union line to make
shift and hold on with what troops thero
wero at command. One of thesj orders
from Rosecrans was misconstrued and a
wholo division was moved out of line, leav
ing a wide gap v. ithout a Federal toldior
in it in front of Lougstreet's corps, which
stood fresh and ready for tho word of at
tack. The signal was given just whon tho
fatal gap opened in the Union lino. Sheri
dan had already passed by the division
that was moved out of line and Lytle was
under wav, following with two brigades
and approaching the gap.
Longstreet had eight brigades, some of
them the soaoued -veterans of tho Penin
sula battles, of Fredericksburg, Antietam
and Gettysburg. Their, onslaught was ter
rific and the unguarded ends of tho Union
lino on each side of the gap were crushed
in a liviuklit- It would be wrong to call
the disaster to Rosecrans' men a rout; it
was tho coming of a tidal wave that bore
everything on in its, pathway. The Union
generals wero carried oil their feet by a
force none but a god could resist.
General Lytle reached the gap with his
marching brigades at the moment whon
the nearest Union division was givingway
and ly)ngtreet's men were swinging
around to envelop the exposed flank. The
Confederate progress wiakl soon cut the
Union liue completely ia two, and place a
barrier between tho I?iuon right wing and
Thomas' hard pressed army Looking
around for troops with which to form a
new line facing at right angles to tho old,
the brave Lytle, left to his own resources,
saw that the Confedeiate attack had in
volved tho whole front. There was noth
ing intact but his brigades. He formed
them on tho new front and. calling up his
old Ohio Tenth, which, with decimated
ranks, had become headquarter guard,
sought to resist Longstreet's advance down
the Union right.
It was simply sweeping the ocean with a
broom. His formations wero broken as
fast as they were mswle, and plbnting his
colors for one desperate effort he prepared
to repeat the bold tactics he had displayed
at Gauley river and on Chaplin Hills. Tell
ing his subordinate commanaers what was
expected of them, he called up his personal
staiT and placed himself at the head of the
column, bleeding the while from three
sex ere wounds received in this encounter
To his aids, who begged him to leave the
field, he said.
"We ean die but once. Now is our time.
Lot us chargo?"
He then turned and went forward, meet
ing instantaneous death in tho volley of
bullets that greeted this bold advance.
But the 6r was lost. Thomas was not
succored, and was in tarn overwhelmed,
and night found tho Army of the Cumber
land In full retreat. Lytw's lost act o
.na?tcrly daring was la vela, excopt m en
Tcampla of heroic derotlca to duty.
GST332 L, SlLWCIl.
A Valuable Story of a Horvj.
All lovers of the horse have a rare treat
n a recently republished English book en
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a horse, and is a most valuable work in
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w ere sold abroad, and it is becoming very
popular in America. It is issued by the
American Humane Education society, Jlos-
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London Msrk Laco Exprts.
TIE TEXAN VOLUNTEER
HEROIC ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE
Services of Commodora Sfooro to the
Texan Itepubllo Sacrificing: Hank and
Fortune to Battle far the Iiono Star
Flag Tho Founders of an Empire.
Copyright by American Press Association.
HE republic of
Texas, when it
first took shape,
had no naval arm
ament and leaned
upon the mercen
ary support of ad
glers and pirates
all who fought
where there was
the most booty.
In 1836, the cabi
net looked around
for a seaman to organize and command a
fleet of war. The choice fell upon Ed
ward Ward Moore, a young Virginian, 25
years of age, at that time a fleet com
mander in the United States service. Ho
had been engaged in western explorations
and had won distinction in West Indian
waters battling with the pirates; he was a
gentleman of family and fortune and more
over a warm friend of Texas and her ambi
tious people. The Texan government in
vestecLhim with the rank of commodore,
and he resigned from the United States
navy to join his fortunes to the Lone Star
The population of Texas was less than
40,000, and her resources had been drained
by repeated conflicts with the Mexican and
Indian enemies who gave the colonists no
peace. Moore pledged his private fortune,
which for those days was large, and aided
by the credit which his conduct secured
for the new state, procured a small fleet
and stationed it off tho coast.
The United States acknowledged Texas'
independence in 1837, France m 1839, and a
year later England, Holland and Belgium.
Meanwhile the murderous Comanches and
other savages on her northern borders kept
up a tedious and costly war inland; tho ad
ministration changed from Houston in
1836 to Lamar in 18SS and back to Houston
in 1841. The condition of tho treasury was
that there was no treasury at all, excepting
a bale of invoices owing in all quarters.
Moore's navy, amounting to half a dozen
wooden vessels, was eating tip his own re
sources and doing little for Texan inde
pendence excopt to warn off the despicable
batteries flying the Mexican flag. But the
plucky commodore did not grow disheart
ened. His extensive acquaintance and fair
demeanor made him a host in himself, and
drew support from individuals and munici
palities outside of Texas. Ho kept on re
cruiting and disciplining his men. Fortu
nately for Texas there was another rebel
lion against the usurpation of Santa Anna
in 1842; tho state of Yucatan, then compris
ing the present Yucatan and Campeachy,
threw off the yoke and gave the dictator a
war nearer home. Moore sailed for Yuca
tan and lay ofE Campeachy to await the
movements of the forces on land.
But tho rebellion of Yucatan, like all
Mexican uprisings, was the work of a fac
tion, and thero was treachery and delay.
Besides, Mexico had just expended a vast
sum in Engiand for a new fleet of war ves
sels, including the steamers Montezuma
and Guadaloupe. Moore's vessels wero
sailers and all old, and carried but five
guns each. .Houston was alarmed at the
turn of affairs and recalled Moore at once.
The trip to the seat of war, however, far
from cooling the enthusiasm of the young
commodore, filled him with fresh zeal for
tho cause of Texan independence. Tho
English government, though friendly to
Texas, desired to have it remain out of tho
hands of tho United States, and kept a fleet
cruising convenient for any emergency.
The United States government was also
on hand with a force on the Mexican wa
ters to protect her interests and secure the
large indemnity due on Mexican guaran
tees. Moore reported to his superiors that
if given a suitable outfit he could blockade
the Mexican ports on tho Atlantic side, as
the rebellion of Yucatan had already closed
a long strip of coast to Mexican trade. A
successful blockade would bring about for
eign interference, and Mexico would bo
compelled to treat for peace. Houston pro
claimed a blockade on these representa
tions, and ordered the commodore to repair
to Mobile and Now Orleans to refit and
strengthen his command for a contest with
the new Mexican navy.
The serviceable vessels under Moore at
this time wero the brig-of-war Austin and
tho schooner San Antonio. A third, tho
Wharton, was bought at New Orleans nnd
all haste was made to get to sea. Lack of
funds was the chief drawback, for the little
state could spare but 00,000 of her depre
ciated currency to expend on the navy.
Mexico's fleet had cost $1,000,000 in gold.
Moore's large acquaintance and his repu
tation for energy again served a good turn,
and ho soon had hi3 vessels ready and only
needed funds and supplies for the crews.
One vessel only, the San Antonio, had a
complement, and she was sent out in
August to meet the Mexican steamer
Montezuma, which was off Yucatan.
Tho San Antonio was struck by a storm
which destroyed her, and Moore was left
stranded at New Orleans with only tho
Austin and the Wharton, and no provis
ions or sailors. Alarmed now for the fato
of the remaining vessels, in view of tho
strength of his adversary, Houston rec
ommended a sale of the ships, and a secret
act was passed authorizing the disarma
ment. JIBBOOM ASD STEAMPIPK SHOT ATVAT.
Moore, who was offered funds from
Yucatan and his friends in New Orleans if
he would help theYucatecos against Santa .
Anna, replied to the summons to return to ,
Texas that he had paid for his ships and j
would do S3 he Uked. Then Houston sen;
three commissioners after Mocre, but ths .
latter would not obay.
After a deadlock of weeks the comma
dcre, having a trace with onacomraiasicner, I
roplicu to tho taiFcrlOTis prcscont, unuer
dcto of March 16, 1&S3, tast ho "expoctcd
to go to sea la a ierr ccyi and kosp tt It
until the termination of oar c&Scuitl&s
with. Hexico, without expense to tha gov
ernment of Texas." He told the commis
sioner that, if permitted to go to the Mexi
can coast, he would levy a contribution
against that country that would repay
Texas for every dolhir expended oa her
navy. He sailed in a ffew days, a3 agreed,
with the Austin and Wharton, havir;
Houston's commisslcncr on board, nd
made for the bay of Campeachy, on the
coast of Yucatan.
Campeachy was besieged by Santa Anna
and the Mexican fleet was watching the
harbor. Moore reached there at the closa
of April, and on the 33th, while his vessels
were separated and Jseclsie& Sl Mont-
'ore they got
fife 'proverb ran
the poh Keep otforyouilsmufchrne
If your grocer sends you anything in place of SAPOLIOj send it back and
insist npon having jast what you ordered. SAPOLIO always gives satisfaction.
On floors, tables and painted work it acts like a charm. For sconring pott,
pans and metals it has no equal. ETerytliing shines after it, and even the chil
dren delight in using it in their attempts to help around the house.
zuma ana the uuadaloupe opened nre on
the Wharton. The Texans made a gallant
fight, handling their vessel with skill and
outworking the Mexicans with their guns.
The jibboom and steam pipe of tho Monte
zuma were shot away, and tho loss on the
two steamers was nearly fifty killed and
Tho Wharton bore the brunt of this aty
tack and lost but six mem- One Mexican
ball entered tho port hole, decapitating a
gunner and wounding two or three com
rades. The Austin, which lay at a dis-'
tance, becalmed, got underway with the
first breeze and the Mexicans speedily
crawled off to avoid further damage. Tha
next day the whole fleet of war vessels,
seven in number, returned to the scene, but
refused to fight. Moora spent over two
days maneuvering to draw them into ac
tion, but as soon a3 he got within range
they ran off. Ho said, "I would give ten
years of my life if I had a steamer, as with
one I could get close action at once and de
cide tho fato of Texas." Oa the 10th of
May theYucatecos made a gallant fight
on land to raiso tho siege. Tho Texan-com-modoro
commanded the Yucatecos vessels
as well as his own and helped demolish a
strong battery by flro from bia gunboats.
During the battle ho again Btoodfor tho
Mexican fleet, but there was no wind and
the enemy ran away as usuaL
Moore was soon placed in & very critical
position. President Houston, on finding
that the navy had gone to Yucatan, pub
lished his proclamation denouncing Moore
everywhere. The terms were very severe
and made the commodore an outlaw.
Santa Anna at once set a price npon his
head, calling him a pirate, and at tho-same
time, the battle of May 10 having gone
against him, mode overtures to the peoplo
of Yucatan to suspend their quarrel and
jointly fall upon Texas. This was favor
ably received by the insurrectionists, and
Moore was left alone, surrounded by ene-
BKAPPED HIS FDfGEB IS niS FACE,
mies and traitors. Ho wrote to his gov
ernment in reply to Houston's charges: "I
am accused of fitting out a piratical expe
dition when, in fact, I was using every
means and straining every nerve to get the
vessels to sea in a fighting condition."
There was but oneway to solve tho dif
ficulty and that was to whip the Mexican
fleet single handed. On the 16th of May,
favored by a good breeze, ha went out with
tho Austin and Wharton and attacked the
steamers Montezuma and Guadaloupe.
His seamanship wc-s masterly and it was
to that that he owed his selection from
among all tho officers of tho United States
navy to command the Texas marine. In
two hours' time ho compelled the Mexi
cans to ask for mercy and leisure for re
pairs. About half their crows wore killed
or wounded. Moore's flagship, the Austin,
had received fifteen shots and her crew had
suffered heavily. The wind died away, and
tho Austin, becalmed, drifted into the har
bor, tho enemy hauling off toward Vera
A few days after this battle the Texan
secretary of war revoked the orders of tho
commodore and demanded that he return
to tho capital in arrest. Taking advantago
of this the people of Yucatan turned
against him, hoping, of course, to avoid
paying their debt for his services. The
Yucatan commissioners were already treat
ing with Santa Anna, fighting was over,
and the Mexican fleet disbanding by rea
son of desertion and want of funds. Moore
turned over his vessels to the next in com
mand and took refuge in an English ship
lying in the waters. Before leaving tho
coa&t, however, ho succeeded by a daring
effort in literally snapping his fingers in
the face of the braggart Santa Anna, who
was plotting right and left to get the
plucky Texan into his clutches.
The old dictator was himself down to hi3
final card. He had met his last payment
on the United States indemnity by a forced
levy on private wealth. His people hated
him nnd he was in terror for his life, keep
ing a bodyguard of 5,000 men. To ward off
the coming storm a new constitution was
framed, and on his birthday he ordered a
grand fete in honor of the two events. It
was held at Vera Cruz and ended with a
masked ball, to which the officers of the
friendly vessels in the harbor were invited.
None of Moore's associates suspected that
he would risk his life on Mexican soil, bnt
he managed to secure aid and leave the
ship in a private vawl and reach the ball
room unobserved". A friend, who was in
the plot, had a domino exactly like tea
commodore's, and kept it hidden for an
Moore enjoyed the ball, but all strangers
were under espionage, and aa his short,
stout figure was welFknown to many pres
ent, he soon found himself watched. Jtow
was, his time. At a signal his confederaio
retired to an anteroom and Moore went
up to the dictator, who was on the floor,
and touched him rudely on the shoulder.
Santa Anna turned, when Moore snapped
his finger aodaciou&ly in his face and
danoed away with a tantalizing, "catch-who-can"
gesture and hurried to the ante
room. In an instant his domino was off,
disclosing a second disguise entirely differ
ent. The confederate was ready to go out
as his double, and while Moore went away
to his ship the other sauntered around the
ballroom to bo nabbed and unmasked in
the course of a few moments by Santa An
Of course, the mistake wss discovered as
soon as the domino was torn off, and then
the dictator ordered all masks of! The
place was searched and the city also, and
to no purpose, for Moore had gained time
by the tnck and was rowing away to the
snip ero the alarm had fairly spread There
we left one menace to the commodore's
peace, and that was the hostility of Hous
ton and his cabinet. With characteristic
boldness Moore sailed straight for Gabres
ton, reported to the navT department In
arrest, end went before ths canjrrsw with
a pedticn stating his case with simplicity
and frankness. As a result bo received a
vote of thinks and a grant of 4.C00 acres cf
tae choices land along the Braoa. He
had B3crirod his camnwrikin in the Uni
ted Staics nary, birt after tfraxarrration
of Texts ccsgrcss Toted bra have py
amonnting to a lsrjro cnm.
GSOXS T. SiLHTS.
For grss, manures coneainin; phos
phates and nitrogen sosae&o&s with po
ash -are the beatiiads.
-The pan says to
soisrt rrt ntt- -ot?tv-
ICcllef for tho Fighting Editor.
Ancry Visitor- I want to see the editor
f of this sheet, sir. He accuses me this morn
ing of being a briber and a ballot box stutt
Editor Excuse mo a moment. I think
he is in room No. 8. H he is I will send him
here. (Goes to room No. 3.) Were you not
inquiring for the editor a few minutes ago?
Stranger in room No. 3 I was. He called
me an antiquated old ichthyosaurus in his
paper this morning, and I am going to kick
tho stuffing out of him.
Editor I left him in room No. 2 a mo
ment ago. You will find him there. (At
telephone in business office thirty seconds
later.) That you, police station? Send a
patrol wagon quick. Some kind of a row
going on up stairs here. Chicago Txlbune.
"So you have got your degree, Mr. Ter
williger, have you?" saidthe young lady.
"I have," replied tho young man with
pardonable pride. "I am now entitled",
Miss Wineberg, to writo-A. B.' after my
"And I suppose," sho rejoined, looking
absentmindedly at the gravel she was dig
ging up with the .point of her parasol,
"you expect always to remain a Bachelor
The invitations are out. Chicago Trib-
Uad ReaU It.
The Publishers' Circular says that an
American lady went recently into a book
seller's shop to purchase a. present for her
husband. "She hovered round and mani
fested tho usual indecision, whereupon the
assistant in charge, to help her out of the
difficulty, suggested a set of Shakespeare.
Tho would be purchaser met this proposal,
however, with the prompt remark: 'Oh!
ho read that when it first come ont.' "
A Questionable Pedigree.
Newrich I'm going to plant a lot of
shade trees around my house. What sort
is the best, do you think?
Bronson Tho shadiest kind of tree 1
ever saw was that family tree of yours that
you showed mo tho other day. Light.
An Untimely Docejieo.
"The sword swallower is dead."
"How did it happen?"
"Choked to de-nth b" i cV-.fl bone."
SPRAINS and STRAINS.
Athletes Traiee it Illchly.
656 Minna i-t.,fcan Francisco, Cal., May 3, 1SS7.
Some time ago. while a member of the
Olympic Athletic Club, I t,p mined my knee
severely and suffered fcgonj , I ut vns speedily
and completely cured by sr, ls Oil.
Jumped from Engine.
609 S. 17th Et., Omaha, Neb , tept. 22, 1SS3.
I jumped from an engine in collision, and
Btramed my .ankle very badly. I ucd canei
for 'weeks. Et. Jacobs Oil completely cured
me. G. KOliDEK.
At Dnrcoi-T5 vn Dealkrs.
THE CHARLES A. V0GELER CO., Baltimore. Hi.
El? G basctven nlve-
Isa' satisfaction In tbe
70 S DATS.
I ''re of GcDorrhK and
! Gleet I prescribe 11 od
Garastfcca set to V
f-i'l eiiue Str:etBie-
feel safe id rtccmmtnd
lag it to all hufTerers.
.cy Ufieolj-by th
2 -?:N . - .!..? ft.
r7fc.iJ .cii v.'.
Vila. ClE0tnaaU.BSK3 n. ...... iti
T1-aV5dS3Paarl.lJ Sold by Drucrlsti
Prlmnrv. Secondary or Tert'ary permanently
cured In ,0 to 10 day Wo eliminate all poUon from
the s '.tcm, i-o tbat there can never be a return of
thedtca-ln any form. I'artleacan b treated at
home.fortho T7TTTTT Tft Bamo prlro
and under the U u IlLI I I I U tame puaran
te tbntwita n I ! M I ll II tlioi- who
prefer to Ull ULJLJJAU com" hcre.wo
will lontract to rare them
or refund all inonpv and pay entire expcne of com
Inu railroad fare and hot-i b IN W e ch)lin the
w trld fr a case we tan L.01 curs, ileijtitia this
COOK KEMEDY CO.. Omaha. Nennvkv (
Xinr iren. t rem tho effect of TTOthfil
Improdeneo hare brr-'jpfct aboa! a t - t
J5 ter, $o nv.th t icdu'e aim t crt'T
;" othr dl"ee, nd tha Tttl cauwe of tho ;
V iroumefcar'-eir etreriw-irujroipeci"- t ;
O j doetorw! for eirrtLing tT.t tfa rUr i i
A one. Notwithatandlnir the icny t1ia 5
K; remedix that medic! science fcprxlu'-''l '
V forthr11of of thurliw of pa-writx n o :
l of the ordinary r !' f treatment -B a
K5 puai prwtl'-e e hare exjr,mntl "u )
Jx and dix-OTr'dnil,wiiJuleoo,eDtrt4vl mi
F" drfs. 7bt MMOfHpaojmirpreM-npSontJof ,
feml a. a certain and pc-ay cure, aj ;
la hunlrelof in ocrr nct! -hebn .
Ifi retmrnl to prf'-! hlth by Ks tu altar ;
Kj all ether r ra-d ttl'-i Terf ertly pure la- 1
IM GTutm'.t be used tn the ortsaxalloa of ;
, thU precnpnm. - ;
IS ErytiiroxTkia coca, 1 5 drchi. ;
JerubWn 1-2 dra am.
Gtitemm, I graint. 1
Ext. HrtAOdr, tempi?. ;
fiTtrne,q . lilx.
JUtte SO pfUs- lake 1 pOl & 3 p. ns, and an- ;
1 other on snUuT to bed. In mob cue It vlil
t Till" rwa"l? U adaptMi to erery eoaiitioti ci :
lj5 And et iaby ?a tic rj rfslUuz f rem
3 j-anruVf- Te r i-prtl' r.wt-f of ;
tmOKT-r antral? aftoQMttSf'.aassta
e5Citi3a'd f .r ab rt t erhasur IS 4
fi5 out frf rene-l l. arid T.;rr. '
ICt A we ! constant rlnr-rEt of leHTief '
H My totlwMwh .w-kLmJ pnef rr to obtala J t of 3
jT oa. ajTrriwiis jirrorujir!UM pfc-i. ;
fM p.Joaded.-'J b nat ty rtarn isarrr i
fflt torj-'rt jAorat-rr. or w yrJX t arctti j
pa.'iC-.'''-i'b w u. care sums Cites, L,ri ;
Hsu CnffJanrl Wcrtico! IneHfrrfa
2 24 Tremont How. Boston. Man. j
cttRt r07yri5tt.aw.r1yr. . Httsau ffef.
er laleuae IfVlxs
aa4t',c1a:. rat l
If h . wr fcy
rrli lx. 1 1 mi-
2l4 l 'Dtll4.
taiTPUIMn DH CC T.tr,uiis
ISMUIIIilU l IU1.U.V
1 bMfntR- ifrr Mr. 11 Mr BM
K FAT .1- tfce tth!r H'-"4hr. aU
E nlf-ef-atl. a la t rmr rM. l t-
.2 4?9M 9 - r Vim iC CTC A Smt 1 fcMM PJ&.
c at fi ttsem " fi
R DftOfTitn: TrL7 xTIXLXSQ XA5H003
Uracil It z or .jrf ssxYoos aon.rr
O J XtX.' ef 2. irirluttwiiOHtTlxiif
tnt, KAHea i . fU w TjAtm m.
iutttt rxau aoat ytiuTKKrf 1 - t
ul trm 1 1 Stun, T. m.i w Fr !
' W.? 70 S DATS.J
3 Mtt nrprvom Debility. S
A i t Youthful IndUcrctions, J
X A, Lot Manhood. S
1 l 1 lf Be Your Own Physician 1 g
3s? Q ILaSaa
THE WICHITA EAGLE
JT. M. JJCurdock & Bro., Tropridors.
PRIMS, BUMS AND BLANK BOOK MM
All Ttinds of county, township and school district
records and blanks. Legal blanks of every des
cription. Complete stock of Justice's dockets and
blanks. Job printing of all kinds. We "bind law
and medical journals and magazine periodicals of nil
kinds at prices as low as Chicago and ' cw York and
guarantee work just as good. Orden, sent by mall
will bo carefully attended to. Address all business to
R P. 3IUKD0CK,
J. a DAVIDSON. PreWwi. " BADOOCK. Ylco Fresiticat.
' THOS. O. fTTCH. Secretary aJ TreAatirer.
DAVIDSON INVESTMENT COMPANY.
PAID-UP CAPITAL $300,000.
DIKECTOHS John Qnincy Adams, John C. Dcrst, Chaa. C. Wood, O. JL.
Walker, Thos. G. Fitch, Jonn E. Sanford, W. T. Buckner,
W, U. Stanley, and J. O. Davidson.
$5,000,000 LOANED . INT SOUTHERN KANSAS.
-oney always on Hand for Improved Farm and City Loans.
Office with Citizens Bank, cor. Main and Dondas, 'Wichita, Kan
When orderincr state WHAT form
L. C. JA.CK.&ON
"Wholesale and Retail Dealer in all kinds of
, " i T TTk a i
Anfflracite and ui
JJfI : ALL : KIXDS : OF : BUILDING : MATERIAL.
Main Office 112 Sonth Fourth Avenue. Branch Ofllco 13J1 North Main Streot
Yards connected with all railroads in tho city
The Siiroutl tanner 31&n.
Keeper of Country Store I'va s;ot a fins
line of window and door bcreens I'd like to
Farmer Brown TTbuldn't havo 'em for
love or money.
Xecper of Conntry Store But r-lnenco
in your house in summer will bo unendur.
aJblo, for the place is situated on low land
that just swarms with mowjuitoc.
Farmer Brown All tho hotter, all th
hetter. Soino of our city relation are com
ing to visit us in the warm weather and 1
want tho place to ba too hot to hold 'en
Thcywon't stay moro'n oua night. 1n-
Tho Mystery xplaincd.
Mr. PoBsum 'with a sorr throntV I'm
allere got a bad cold "WondAh why ditt is
Shorty Mink Perhaps it f so much
of voh is on Hf p- " v - ''' ""
Deeds, mortgages, etc . (Xebrsftka form
for Oklahoma, for Ie at this oflice Ad
dress tbe AVichita Eagle, AVichit. Kan.
r"r!wo I.lno" to t. I.rfMt at tl KawU
The hest. quickest nnd not direct lino
from Wichita to tot. Lorn nod all princi
pal eastern, southeastern and northarn
The Frffco line run two dully pxprosfl
trama from Wk-bita to St. Lou in without
c hingp. equipped with Pullman palra
sleepers ami f rw reclining ciuar ear. .No
other line doe u. Cie txm section In bC
Lou:-i union depot with o1k1 etibule ex-
pre irain&, wuoout cusuec, wo viiichu, j
Louisville. Cincinnati, Cleveland, PitU
bunr. Philadelphia, w " ork aod 3oun
The populan ty of this line being am .
venauly acknowledged by ail competitor, j
all patinKer trains of other railway linen
entering Wtehita from tan north, nouth .
and west arrive ia time, to connect with j
the Fnco line laat exprew trains to tha
If voti cannot pnrcha.e through MekKs
reading via Frmco line from yoor starting
point, it will pay you to parcna to Wich
ita in order to ecnra tbe advaaiaeg xtnd
comfort of thi lute.
For further informal loa regarding ratos,
time, connection, and through, reaerratioo
of hlbepiag car acomnmodatioei call txpon
or addrent W D Mordoek. ticket agent,
122 North Main street, orOoaglaa avenue
union depot. D. WleBAXT,
Con. Paoa. Ajsast,
AlfLtl in. Lul, Mo
Blank charters asd all hind of legal
blank for sale by
Tmi Wichita Eagle,
d7l tf WJcklta, KuttwiA.
One of tbe beat evidence 0 Uw jwi
orcty of Imperial and Tally-Ho floor to tiu
inferior brand are rewiwmied "JtM a
good." They are not. Doat be deceived. I
The Fort Scott. "WteMta ic Westem rail
way 'Mthhonri Paoftc Koate" ittheoalr
3ne ranaiB mud trauia tbrotb root
Wirhita to Kan City asd Ft. Louie.
JtL-nns "Wichita at -l5 p. m. too ayrf va&
rvanaaa city next steratog at 7 o'clock.
I'ulimaa palaoe leepg asd frreilo
ing chair carb throuJ to Kaoeaa City aad
t 1jovI wit hoot ebange. Roaiewitxs- l
yon go via the Fort Sorxt Ttnote jm are
not decadent oa seals Use eoniMecoeaM at
Jaortion Ioini, bet yoo $90 right tbroob
n JiH tr-laii. Tlua in tKai en It mnlii
who main liae rotaa Uutmgk wicktA. j
A.l Jraia are tsacie up her and roe
thmosh MJid to KaaeftA Chry to Sc Lok. j
It ia tbe sbortea itoc by ivrzy-ekrkt ml ten
asd two bouu tbe qmcSittA. Two tcsiew
diir to M. Louie aad ail potata eaaa.
iu:x.r okrob uh .iww auuatrE. ipea
oorser Second aad Wichita etreet.
JL E. BuKXurr.
PaesSr asd Tleket AstH, I-T :wttb
Mmk etcees, Wfeinc. K&n.
H. C TjOeOMW.
G. V. &T. A., 9U Lenxia. 2Iau
1 jumr: 7 r'sgrfSis
Oar Scale Bookb are Printed oa Good
SinjrloEook $ 75
Three Books 2 00
Sit Hooks 3 75
Slutrle Book by mail, prepaid Js5
THE WICHITA EAGTE.
lallM,'. MUBDOCK, Uusiueas Manager.
' Ve Order by man prmply imj4H t.
f A roe
A UltTUix IUmmb OtrU
To BcJl a KViejtt.
To BTayltl Estate.
To JUnt & non.
To borrow llerwr.
M WANT I
lAnd MAny Other Thlcl
Bead and Advertise in Our Wont Column.
iTB WEAK MEN
8ufrrfn from tho rffecU of youthful errors, jrtr
decay. rMUn n GVnrs. lot manhood, etc. I will
eend a alublo treaUo(l'l conUlctng fall
TrUenlarn for homo cure. FREE0' 'J"11":
plondld xnuel work ; hould b reJ by tury
map Who la nerroua and debilitated. Addrtie
rol. F. C FOWLTH, Moodnat.Corta.
UNACOO'WTtO WtTM TM OCOWtArMr Of "TH COUNTKY U
OBTAIN MUCH inrORMATIOn ROM A HJSf CPTHIt MA? Of TWf
(leap, Bock Island & Pad By.
Including Linen East and V7tnt of Ua MtiAWurl
R rer The JDmxrt lunula to anil frsm QltlCAOQ.
HOCK IDLAjrD DAVXKIORT, B MOINEH
cotjjTcrx. i.'i,urra. watxutown. jioua.
fALLS, MIKXEAPOLIH, ST YAUl, BT JOO
EITI. ATC1IISOW. I.EAVKKWOHT1I. KAHAit
crry.TOPXKA. DKwvrK coloraio efnon
aud I'TjyriLO Tf K. Italmr Ckair Cam Xi al
ttova C1IICAOO CAI IjWJK.U JTOTCHTWROrf
and DODOK ITT ki.it I'- 8elor Oara h
tww,n nriCAGO TvriTA'-iiftrrciayjBOr.
Dally Trama to ksd .no. Xi0irfllKK. In tht
SOLID VESTIBULE EXPRESS TRAINS
ot Tbrourb Con'hn Weiir, nl rXntsc Car
dally txtwMn CHIC AtlO. JjKU iior.vjw. COUW
CIZ. liLUFTU and OSfAlLA. and Vt RwrUnbie
Chair Cr b-turn CJIICAOO anrt DKMVnit,
COZX3RADO BVKTXan asd l'UEIX. via U .o
eph. or Xjasaaa City had Twpnlta. Zaiirta
dally, vita ChoU of 3lQta to and from Bait
Lake, Portland, Xok Aaewifa &d But rraaUa.
ThaXXifu-tLibo to act from 11i PJt. Kisl
tou. Oardmi of Uhi OoAm. tlw BaaJtartum, a&J
Eaeula 0raadurs of Colored,
Via Tho Albort Loa Route.
BoMd x9rca Traiaa daJly hi-rBn Ckk-18 and
KiBnoapotIa kmA fH. lul, -with T71KOGOH 71
cB1d; Cbxlr Ctn fTTtXX' to aad frMB Ukc4
point tkoA Ziuuj Oltr Thrttab Cbatr Car ead
Bteejxr UtwM 7orVa. Hittrit ZjOl M.mA flimix
Tal.a -rl Rfrria I ad T Tm.rrHm ZJm it
VMrUws, bW'JX rU. lb9Bam'rRrta a-J
IfoatlB asd y. iatr Orou&oa of Um KwtawMt
Ta Bbcn X.iaa t' Bb asd Kaakalcwi m3n
t MsUit Ui Uavt ra aj4 ttom ln4tAsH. Cto
otnsaU asd Urr tloOtern plat4
Tor TV kU. Kim. roi4 t. d-rl tsfarsc
ttoa, a ppl y at as y Cou poa TVut 02. r a44ra4
E. ST. JOHN, JOHH SEfiASTIAH,
Geol 2fai:ar 0a1 TkV i Pxaa. Af-
MISSOURI :-: PACIFIC
The nit joMlar rwito to Kxnttn
City. HU Leitt ju Caioao asd xll
VoimlH Kat ao .XorOi. atee to Hot
Spring. Ark.. Ifew' iTrlnAMS. FlrMat
aad all poiai Swnfti asd Soaifcaut.
80LH) DALLX T3ATSS
St Louis, Kansas City, Pueblo
PulIiTian BnffJet SleepLng Gars
COLORADO SHORT LINE
The Sherwwt Kente to St. Loots.
ZAHgAS OITT TO ST. LOCOL
Pullman ISn Cot Sleeping Car.
lroc RecUslng CShalr Canu
H. C TCrWMSBJiD.