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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. C, THURSDAY, JULY 10, 1831
nnd a request that a chaplain belonging toono j
of tli o regiments in the advance brigade might
"be allowed to xctm-n with the messenger to the
Tho general ashed the orderly for what pur
pose a "chaplain was wanted, and the orderly
replied that the doctors (mentiouingour names)
Tvcre going to have a baptism.
SOME BKVII.TEY ON HAND.
Upon this, Gen. Logan (for ho it was) signifi
cantly remarked, that the names mentioned
Were in membcivcs suiiiuicut u aiy mm
that some deviltry was on haud, but that, nev
ertheless, the chaplain might go. Then, in
'iting the colonel, who happened to bo riding
with him at the time, he set out himself for
the scone, spurring ' Old John " to a gallop, and
Boon had joined the parry at the cabin.
M General," said the Doctor, as the former
dismounted, "You are just the man we're af
ter." "For what?"
"For a godfather," replied the Doctor.
"Godfather Ui what?" demanded the Gen
eral. WHAT TJIK GENEEAX SAID AND DID.
The matter was explained to him, and, as
the Doctor led the way into the house, the boys,
who had gathered around the Goueral in the
expectation that the event would furnish an
occasion for a display of his characteristic
humor, noticed there was something in Black
Jack's face that they were not wont to see
there, and that in his eyes there was a certain
humid tenderness far different from their usual
flashing brightness. He stood for a moment
silent, gazing at the unhappy mother and
fatherless child, and their pitiful sm-roundings,
and then, turning to those about him, said
" That looks rough."
Then, glancing around at the ruins wrought
by our shells, and addressing the mon in the
cabin, he called out: "" I say. boys, can't yon
straighten this up a little? Fix up that roof.
There are plenty of stakes ' around that old
stable and push back that log into place, and
help the old l&dy to clear out the litter, and
J don't think it would hurt you any to leave a
part of your rations! "
THE BOYS GO TO WOKK.
Prompt to hood the suggestion, the boys
leauod their mnskots against the logs, and,
while some of them cut brush, others swept up
the splinters and pine knots that the shot and
riicll had strewn over the floor, and not one of
them forgot to go to the corner of the cabin
and empty his haversack I It made a pile of
commissary stores, consisting of meat, coffee,
sugar, hard-tackand chickens (probably foraged
ii-oni her uuil-door neighbor) surpassing any
that this poor " cracker" woman had probably
ever seen or possessed at one time.-
This done, the nest tiling in order was the
christening, and the chaplain now came for
wrard to perform his sacred office.
' What are yu going to give her for a name ?
I want suthiu right peart, now," said grand
mother. She was told that the name should he satis
factory, and forthwith she brought out the
baptismal bowl which on this occasion con
sisted of a gourd full of wator fresh from the
Gen. Logan now took the baby, wrapped in
its swaddUug clothes of coarse homespun, and
held it while the chaplain went through with
the ceremony. The latter was brief and char
acterized with due solemnity, the spectators
"behaving with becoming reverence, and thus
the battle-born liabe was christened ''Shell
Anna." I like to think that as the chaplain's
prayers were winging their way to heaven, the
gory goddess w ho nurses a gorgon at her breast
stayed her ml hand awhile!
The party now turned to leave the cabin
and resume the march, when Gen. Logan, tak
ing a gold coin from his pocket a coin that he
had carried as a pocket-piece for many a day
presented it to tho old lady as a "christening
gift" for hi godchild, and the officers and men,
as they had recently drawn their p3y, added
ene by one a "greenback," until the sum was
swelled to an amount greater than this brave
hearted4cni?kerf' had ever handled. Before
parting, the treneral cautioned her to put the
money in a saie place, lest some bummer
should steal jt, in spite of everything," and
then, ordering a guard to be kept over her
cabiu nutil the last straggler had passed by, he
rode away. The oldlady's good-by was:
"Waal! them thar Yanks is the beatenist crit
ters 1 ever seen I"
A XAST GOOD-BY.
Tn days or so after this occurrence, the
cabin being by that time within the enemy's
lines, the Goneral, accompanied by the writer
snd 10 of hts escort, rode back eight miles to
see hew oar protege was jetting on and found
both mother and child, in the language of
grandma, "'entile peart." Whether Gen. Lo
gan's god -daughter is still alive or not I do not
know, but five years after that visit word
.reached me that she then was. Certainly
no one who witnessed that scene will ever for
get tfce big-hearted soldier as he stood sponsor
grim, yet gentle for that poor little battle
born babe of Flint Iliver. It all came back to
me the other night, as I walked past the front
steps of the General's Washington house and
saw a squad of KtSe urchins clambering about
his knees. Fifteenth Coups,
beztli of the Irftn-Xcrrw! Chief of the Secret Serv
ice of tie War Dtjrtrait.
"Wc hari with deep regret of the death of
Allan Pinkerton, tfce greatest of the detectives
of 4Ws eeuuiry, and head of the extensive
secret service establishment which bears his
asait. Mr. Pinkerton was an unflinchingly
loyal mas, and rendered the Union as much
service as a seneral in thn Sdd. It was he who
detected the plot to murder President Lincoln
when the Latter was on his way to be inaugu
rated the first time, and it was largely due to
his pradeat management that Sir. Lincoln
readhod Washington in safety. He threw him
self into the war with his whole souL and was
eager to go to the ileld at the bead of a body of
troops, but the Government had need of h'n
grout talents in another direction, and he estab
lished the hocret Service Division of the War
IeHirtmcHt, of which he took the head under
the abtiumed natac f 3Iaj. E. J. Alloa. In this
work he achieved many oucoesies, and every
where the baad of our commanders were
greatJy strengthened by his seahjnsand skillful
discharge cf im duties. Several of his men
were detected by the rebels and executed as
spies. Mr. Plnkfrtoa retired from the service
of the Government at the ctos of the war,
in order to attend to his lucrative privatebusi-
3Ir. Pinkerton was born in ISIS, at Glasgow,
Scotland, his father being a police sergeant,
wh was afterward killed in a fight with a
prisoner. He was apprenticed to a cooper, but
at the aseof 22 became involved in the Chart
Ist tmwsniont, aod had to leave Great Britain.
He came to Dundee, I1L, where he engaged in
the cooperage business but discovering a ren
dezvous for counterfeiters on an island in Lake
Michigan, whither be hud gone for cooperage
stuff, he arrested the ringleaders and broke it
p much reputation for the Eame
barked regularly in the detective
that lie em
profession, and speedily rose to the head of all
Xbose o engaged in the United States.
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Another lionvly Soldier's Or ere.
To the Editoe: In your issue of June 12,
1 road nn account of an unknown soldier's
grave, near Corinth. Mi., which recalls to my
mfud the fact that I agisted in burving one of
oar boys (Levi Wateon), of Co. JJ,39th Iud.,
tiudor a tree (perhaps a pine ireej on the ridge
Jiear our camp on uumr Creek, near Corinth.
I carved his name, company, and regiment on
acracker-bos lid and nailed it to the tree above
liis grave. Does any reader of Tiik Teibuxk
know whether or not he was ever removed?
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Natural TiiiuUKE, Washington, I. C.J
A writer in Harper's Bazar gives the follow
ing interesting description of a "cracker"
family's cooking in Florida:
During a rccentcrui.se in South Florida wc hap
pened to camp for several days upon ground be
longing to n cracker family, and as our tent was
pitched near the house, we had ample opportunity
of peeping into cracker life in the kitchen. The
place wus known as Castle liaj?." nud was sur
rounded by cocoa-nut, guava, lime, lemon, and
banana trees, which at that time March) were in
full fruit and blossom. Its master and mistress
were famous Jibr their hospitalily nnd knowledge
of the surrounding country; and not to have eaten
one of JMrs. M "S dinners, and listened to her
husband's snake and alligator stories, would have
been a miss indeed.
We were always invited to partake of some one
or all three of the daily meals, which Mrs. M
prepared "with her own hands, not caring to trust
the cooking department to any one else, because,
as she said, "Charlie" (her husband) "was power
ful particular about his feed," giving as a reason
forbueh daintiness, his birth-place, which was in
New York city. But she wa-s a cracker, a Florida
cracker, and very proud of it, and acknowledged
to liking bteel better than til ver, and "tin-ware
she preicrred greatly to china." The table was
always well supplied with what Mrs. 31 called
"French trimmings," -which consisted of mustard,
pepper, and home-made pickles. Fresh meat we
never aw them use, thougli they could have had
plenty or game and lisn, but salt pork and urieu
Ifch seemed to be preferred. The pork and fish
fcecmed to be preferred. Tne pork and lish were
always, either baked or boiled with cabbage or
greens, but they were served separately; and the
desserts, which were placed upon the table with
the rest of the dinner no true cracker desiring a
change of plates were never less than four in
number, the favorites being double-decker pie,
tangle-tooUt pudding, and sweetened tamato pic.
A double-decker js made in a deep dish, lined
with thin pie crust, with alternate layers of crust
and fresh sliced guavas, sugared and spiced, the
top being crust, which must be pricked with a
three-pronged fork and sprinkled with sugar and
butter (or lard, which Mrs. M used for want
of butter). Jt should bake" very slowly, and be
served hot. The grace of the pie consists in hav
ing the inside crust light and well done. Tangle
tooth pudding is made from coontie, an Indian
root; it resembles gelatine in substance, but is of
a bluish-white color. It tnkes the place of corn
starch in cracker cooking, and is only tangle tooth
when cooked by itself, being difficult to cat, as its
name indicates. Tomatoes were served in 10 dif
ferent ways, tomato pies being the most craeker
ish, for they were both flavored and mixed with
almost every and any thing bananas, pine-apples,"
cocoa-nuts, guavas and dried apples.
Fried food they never ate; it whs stew, bake or
bod, and in this they differ greatly from thescttiers
or Floridians, for a cracker is a native poor white,
while settlers or old slave-owners are called Flori
dians, and they fry everything. Mrs. 31 knew
nothing of griddle-cakes, and, even in the midst of
plenty, poached, boiled, fried, scrambled or baked
eggs were never seen on her table.
Bananas were eaten in almost every way except
raw. They were baked in the oven to a crispy
brown and served as a vegetable, or just warmed
through, their skins being left on, and served with
butter and sugar, or a sauce made of condensed
milk thickened with coontie. When very ripe,
they were used in both baked and boiled puddings.
Dried in the sun, and then packed down with
sugar, they resemble prune, and are very nice
cither served plain or stewed, and are excellent in
cake. Guavas, when fresh, are delicious. Few
people like them on first acquaintanoe, but the
taste once acquired one never tiresof them, for in
every preparation of this fruit its flavor is different,
and yet it retains ju"t enough of its originality to
distinguish it from all other fruit. Cocoa-nut was
always grated and cooked with other things, prin
cipally with rice. Cocoa-nut. rice pudding is a
delicious dish, and, as Mrs. M said, "sliced
pine-apple with grated cocoa-nut shaken over it is
iniguty nted." tier preserved Jimes and lemons
were delicious, and the list would not be complete
without mentioning tomato wine and guava sirup,
both of which the cracker housekeeper has every
cause to be proud of.
EUNDEY BECIPES FOE A C03Y TABLE.
Dtltnonico Pudding. Heat a quart of milk to the
boiling point; .flavor with lemon, and cool. Beat
the whites of five eggs with five tablespoonfuls of
white sugar and two of corn-starch, add a little
cold milk and pour all into the boiled milk.
Thicken on the lire, stirring constantly; turn into
a dish and bake twenty minutes. Beat the whites
of tne eggs; add two heaped tablespoonfuls of
sugar to each egg, and spread the meringue over
the pudding. Better cool, and never should be
Graham Brad. To three pounds of Graham
flour add a tablespoon of sugar, two of lard, and
one large teacup potato yeast. Mix to a stiff bat
ter; raise and bake.
Urotwi Bread. Four enps pour milk, half a cup
of molasses, one teacup white flour, two teaspoon
fuis soda. Graham flour to make as stiff as can be
stirred with a Fpoon. Do not work into loaves.
Beat until light and bake in a slow oven for one
Corn. Huffm. One pint of milk, two cups Indian
meal, two cups of flour, a little salt, flour enough
to make a good batter, half a teacup of yeast to
every quart of liquid. Let it stand over night, add
half a teacup of sugar, and butter the size of an
egg. Beat until light and bake in rings. These
arc very nice.
Onr Weekly Experience Meeting.
BEWABD OTJB ABllY XTEES BELIEF
ANNA ELLA CAB20LL.
To the Editok: An article in The Xationai,
Tribune of Juno 12, recounting the services of our
army nurses, strikes me so forcibly and meets my
approval so fully, I venture a abort sketch of my
history. I was captured at Chickamauga, was IS
mouths in Libby, AnJeraoaville, and other pris
ons, and came out almost dead. Was at the St.
John's College Hospital, Annapolis, Md., three
weeks unconscious. The first face I taw was that
of Miss Harriet Pinkharn. May God bless her and
may our Government reward her. She gave nie all
the attention a. motoer could give her own child.
While I was yet too weak to raise my head from
the pillow, she wrote letters to my dear wife xind
three children, as I dictated. I owe my life to her
more tlian to the doctors. I felt indebted to her
and offered her money and presents, but she said:
"No; I never have accepted pay or presents frpm
the boys, and will not ; " but added, ' if your wife
will eeud me a present when yon get home, I will
accept it." Such noble, heroic, and patriotic wom
en should bo rewarded. W. W. HESeXEY, Co. C,
The address of Comrade Hcnsle' has been mis
BELIEF FOB ANNA ELLA OAEEOIX.
To the Editou: Let me thank you for your
brave words in MLm Carroll's behalf, which I read
in TifB Tkibusk of June 19. You said what I
longed to say, but cueh was the magnitude of her
work, I have often hesitated to bpeak of it in full
to those who have never heard of it before, fearing
they would be incredulous. But you. who from
your position must understand the spirit of the sol
diers far better than I do, have full faith in them
mid speak without reserve, and in this I rejoice.
I have alwya felt that the G. A. II. had but to
know of her terviees to recognize them and call
upon Congress for an immediate consideration of
The Woman's Relief Corps will be glad to know
of the interest the women of my slate are having
in Miss Carroll. In April last I first heard the story
of this great woman, and through the kindness of
the editor of the Boston Transcript and of the ed
itors of other papers, 1 luvc been enabled to ac
quaint our women with what she did for our coun
try in the civil war. Many expressions of appre
ciation nud sympathy have been received; in one
case over a hundred names were signed to a feel-
1 hasten to cxprcs-j -their astonishment at the long
neglect of Congress, and to declare that the people
bi.uuiu no jongcr permit tins great, injustice to
wards the most wonderful woman of her time.
The beginning of a hospital fund having already
been seeured SCI having been contributed, nnd
during the present week 25 will be added to this
by the Maiden Woman's Club, they feeling that
the money in their treasury could be devoted to no
worthier object. 3Iay other societies of women be
So feeble and worn has Miss Carroll been the last
three yearn, her physician forbade any mention of
her claim ; bulHiicc the movement in this State has
promised tome relief to her, her sister has ven
tured to tell her of it. It i my great happiness to
H&y Una ft has brought cheer and hope to her. And
now shall not the good work go on within the
Woman's Relief Corps? A member here has sug
gested tliat by n small personal assessment of each
lady a considerable sum could be collected in each
Corps, and thus a large sum could be secured,
which would placo Miss Carroll beyond need of
further anxiety and In a measure recompense her
siutwr for her faithful care and maintenance of one
m bom, 19 years ago, our country should have been
proud to liberally pension.
As you say, the future fame of Miss Carroll is
wicure. The true history of any great episode like
our civil wur can never be written until years havo
passed mid the impartial historian Investigates all
records and decides with calm judgment upon each
larUeular. The Mncauley or the Motley of the
war of the rebellion will read Miss Carroll's- memo
rial, with the statements of the eminent men who
tortify to her invaluable services, and will find
therein inspiration for eloquent words such uh nro
beldom uttered. Miss Carroll's own words in her
latest address to Congress have bo truly the stamp
of a great soul, they will live as a lasting monu
ment to her genius. A teacher of history in one of
our city schools told me recently that his boys nnd
girls had been mode acquainted with the fact that
great woman had hd her share in sliaping the
Xniion's destiny. With them how will the name
of Anna Ella Carroll be reverenced !
I understand that no more copies of the memorial
can be had. Cannot an attempt be made for more
beig printed? T wish that every soldier could
possess a copy. A friend of nunc has a project in
mind which I hope he maybe enabled some day
to execute. It is that a biography of Mis Carroll,
with nn account of her public services, may be
printed nnd a copy placed in every public library
of the laud.
An effort is being made here for Miss Carroll's
case to be brought before the consideration of the
G. A. It. at the Grand Encampment in July. .Reso
lutions are already in preparation, and thus the
soldiers will have art opportunity to speak in the
cause of justice and patriotism, such as is prob
able that in their Iive.4will never occur again,
Abbic M. GANNETT, Maiden, Mass.
OUR AE5IY NURSES.
At a meeting of the Union Army Nurses'
Association, Mrs. Harriet P. Dame, President,
recently held in this city, Jndge A. J. Willard,
of South Carolina, made an address, in the
course of which he said:
jSo soldier who fought in the war of the rebellion
could tell a more thrilling story of personal experi
ences than could sums of those ladies who were
guests at that reception. Two of them were once
detailed to go to Wilmington, N. C, nud meet the
15.000 prisoners who were returning from Southern
prisons. The long, dark hair of one of the two
ladies turned white within six weeks from the
shock to her nerves occasioned by the horrors
which she saw. She was not SO years old. These
two delicate women, now with shattered nerves
and failing health, arc fighting the battle of life
with the same brave spirit with which they came
to the aid of their country in 1S61. He is a cold
hearted man who can hear the story of their expe
riences without emotion. One of them now re
ceives S-S0 a month in one of the Departments; the
other, who was a friend of William Cullcn Bryant
and was one of his family before the war, is now a
On the night that Gen. Fitz-.Tohn Porter thought
" it was too dark and rainy to inarch," Mis Dame,
another of these Union army nurses, walked nil
night. A friend of Miss Dame tells the story in
this way: "The New Hampshire regiments had
made a change of ba3c, nnd left her to pack medi
cines and come on in ambulance the next day.
Miss Dame got through her work, nnd as two sol
diers were going to walk on that night, she joined
them. It was dark and drizzly. They went on
the railroad track, army wagons going at the side.
After walking 10 miles they came to a broken
bridge. The men lay down and slept in their rub
ber blankets. Miss Dame leaned agaiust a tide
graph pole until dawn. Then they crossed the
river in a boat and soon came to a deserted battle
field, where were wounded and dead Confederate
soldiers. They lifted out the wounded men nnd
put them, under shelter. Miss Dame was the Good
Samaritan who bound up their wounds and left
them under the care of some one. That day she
was taken prisoner near Centreville and put in a
guarded tent. One of the Confederate soldiers put
his head in the tent and said, 4 Well, Sis, you came
too far down in Dixie this time, didn't you? ' '27o,'
said she; 'lam going to Richmond.'
"Miss Dame was put to work in a Confederate
hospital, and a kind surgeon assisted her to escape
and join her Xow Hampshire regiments. This is
only an episode in her eventful life."
The story of these women has not been written,
although they have occasionally been remembered
in poetry. The first stanza of a short poem by
"Sybil." a Washington poetess, asks a pertinent
" Wc hear of men and heroes
Whose flashing swords nre keen,
Who on the field of battle
'Drink from the same canteen; '
Who at the post of danger
With front unbroken stand,
And in her hour of peril
Will guard our native land.
But who will tell the story
Of Love's sublimest law,
Of choicest treasures given
By 'Women of the War?"'
Car loans llccruits.
SONS AXD DAUGnTEUS OP VETERANS TIIE
ZITTTiE PEOPLE CONVERSATION CLUB
YOUNG PEOPLE'S TELEPHONE.
Before the young people begin their pleasant
chat the editor wants to introduce to them one
of our honored and patriotic American poets,
John James Piatt, now United States Consul
at Cork, Ireland. You all know that the bat
tles of the Union were not all fought with
bullets and lead. Our soldiers defended our
homes and firesides, fighting on the front line
and at the cannon's mouth. Our loyal women
stayed their hearts and strengthened their
arms by letters of good cheer, while they bore
heavy burdens at home; and often when their
hearts were breaking with anxiety and hard
ships they cared for the wounded and dying,
sent from their often scanty stores of delicacies
and cordials, and in a hundred ways contrib
uted to the success of the Union arras. Then
there were those who fought our battles with
speech and pen in the halls of Congress; in
our Stale Legislatures; in our printing offices,
and through newspapers, books and the cur
rent? periodicals of the day. Thore were art
ists," like Thomas Xast, who helped fight our
battles with the clever caricatures of his noble
art ; and there were the poeta who stirred the
flagging courage of our people at home with
their brave, patriotic and impassioned words.
Such a poet was John James Piatt and such a
poem was his "The Slower in Ohio," which
helped" to hold the Union heart firm and true
while Grautwas pushing his way to Richmond
and Sherman was thundering at Atlanta, with
half the country in mourning over the armies
of the slam, and the faint-hearted and false
hearted were predicting the failure of the
Union arms. "Hiding to Vote " was another
poem of great power aud influence in carrying
the elections for the Union, which our boys
and girls shall have another time.
THE 3I0WET. IN OHIO. JUNE, 1864.
The bees in the clover are making honey, and I am
making my hay;
a lie ntr is fresh, i eeem to draw a young man's
The bees and I are alone in the grass ; the air is so
I hear the dam, bo loud, that shine3 beyond the
Yes, the air is bo still that I hear almost the sounds
I cannot hear
That, when no other sound is plain, ring in my
The chime of striking scythes, the fall of the heavy
swathes that sweep
They ring about me, restiug when I waver half
So still, I am not sure if a cloud, low down or
unseen there be,
Or if something brings a rumor home of the can
non to far from me:
Far away in Tirginia, where Joseph and Grant, I
Will tell them what I meant when flrstl had my
Joseph, he is my eldest one, tho only boy of my
"Whose shadow can darken my door again and
lighten my heart for me.
Joseph, he is my eldest how his scythe was strik
William waa better at shorter heats, but Jo in the
William, he was my youngest; John, between
them, I somehow see,
When my cyea are shut, with a little board at his
head in Tennessee.
But William came home one morning early, from
Gettysburg labt July,
(The mowing was over already, although the only
mower was 1:)
William, my captain, came home for good to his
mother; and I'll be bound
We were proud and cried to see the flag that wrapt
his coffin around.
For a company from the town came up ten miles
with music and gun ;
Itseem'd his country claim'd him then as well
as his mother her son.
But Joseph is yonder with Grant to-day, a thou
sand miles or near,
Aud only tho bees are abroad at work with mo in
the clover here.
Was it a murmur of thunder I heard that humm'd
again in the air?
Yet, may be, the cannon nro sounding now their
Onward to ltiehmond thercl
But under the beech by the orchard, at noon, I sat
an hour it would seem
It may be I slept a minute, too, or waver'd into a
For I saw my boys, across the field, by tho flashes
as they went,
Tramping a steady tramp a? of old, with the
strength in their arms unspent;
Tramping a steady tramp, they moved like soldiers
that march to the beat
Of music that seems, a part of themselves, to rise
and fall with their feet;
Tramping a steady tramp, they came with flashes
of silver that shone,
Every step, from their scythes that rang as If they
needed the stone
(Tho field is wide and heavy with grass) and,
coming toward me, they bcnm'd
With a shine of light in their faces at once, and
surely I must have drcam'dl
For I sat alone in the clover-field, the bees were
There were three in the vision, remember, old
uiau ; and what if Joseph were dead J
But I hope that he and Grant (the flag above them
both, to boot)
Will go into ltiehmond together, no matter which
Meantime, alone at the mowing bore an old man
I must stay at home as long as I can, making, my
self, the hay,
And so another round
whistles blithe ;
tho quail in the orchard
Ulit first T'll drink- atlhe sp'ring- below and whet
ngain myscythcfic ,
GOING TO MINNEAPOLIS A3 A POST.
I am a. little girl, thlrlecro'care. My father. C. S.
Blanche, served in tk. D;tU3th. 111.; enlisted in
AiikusU 1SCS. He belofi!5 to 'Joe Hooker Post. No.
9, Department of WiscpnsinI They have a mem-
ueremp oi overone nunuretitamt sixty, ana vamp
of Suns of Veterans. Tfiei' intend to go to the
National Kncampmeni as a Post. Papa would like
to hear from the 113th comrades aud I from the
smw nnd daughters. I would like to have tho song
beginning, "Why down upon tho Suwanco Jtivcr,"
Will someone kindiy senfl- me a copy? For the
first time in five years Memorial Day was bright
nnd pleasant. The cijy was nlivc. with people, and
the procession, was grand, with the flower girls
about one hundred aim fifty hi number following
the veterans in carriages. The 1th of July celebra
tion wiis a grand demonstration. Clara Blnnehet,
Bamboo, Wis. , ;
My father served in the 3d and 21st Wis. Three
of my uncles were soldiers; one carries n bullet in
his right shoulder. TunrhnsUNB is a grand sol
diers' paper, and the young recruits' letters .are
very interesting. 1 will write a nice, true story
for W. Clement when I havo time. 1 am fourteen,
and would like to correspond with The Tuibunk
girls and boys, particularly Anna S. Kobinson,
lailu M. Beach, Ada 13. Tuylor and George Lace
well. Augusta llillman, Ililbert, Wis.
Augusta has the editor's thanks for a kind
invitation to a Sunday-school picnic It is
pleasant to be remembered. El).
My fnther nnd four uncles were in the war. Two
of my uncles were wounded on Murylnnd Heights,
on Saturday before Miles' surrender. One of them,
Capt. Jliteshew, only lived six weeks after he was
wounded. My father's name is John W. Morrison;
he served over three years in Co. n. 1st Md. Ho
belongs to Tod Post, No. 129. My mother and old
est sister belong to the Relief Corps. My mother
lived in Frederick City, Md., during the war. She
would like to hear from any old friends, either by
letter or through Tub Titinuifn, who knew her as
Mollis Hiteshew. I am 14. Ellen Morrison, 301
East Federal street, Youngstown, O.
VETEEANS OF TWO WAES.
My father was a veteran of tho Mexican war;
served one year. He was also a soldier of the
late war, and was wounded three times once at
Dallas, Ga., and twice at Mission Jtidge. He was
in the 103d regiment, Co. I. I had three uncles
in the army ; ad were wounded ; one died of the
wound received. My mother is dead ; my sister
nnd I keep house for father. I have fowr sistcrsand
one brother. I see nothing in the dear TiumJNK
from the sons and daughters of the veterans of the
103d 111. We wish they would write. Mary Craw
ford, Smithfield, 111.
My father is an old soldier of 57. nc was in the
Mexican war two years and two months, and in tho
Union army three years. He is not able to do a
whole day's work at a time, but has not had any
pension yet. His name is Alfred Hatfield, Co. I, 23d
Mo. He belongs to O. n. Wood Post, No. 57. Ida
M. Hatfield, Brooktield, Mo.
A MUTE LITTLE C05IP.ADE.
How happy TheTkieuneis in giving speech
to tho mute and hearing to tho dumb (as often
before eyes to the blind) in this letter forward
ed by Comrade H.T. Walters. It is from a little
girl who has not been ablo to speak ono word,
but whose heart is as warm and strong for all
that is pure and true and noble as that of any
I little boy or girl whojoves tho Uiiioh and the
In n ? n i - l .-i !--
nag aim rejoices in ine iree country aim tne
brave veterans who saved it. The letter is just
as the little girl wrote it, and a pretty little
letter it is, and. mightservc as a model for many
a boy and girl who can both hear aud see and
do not have to depend on sign language to
make their wants understood, or to learn what
is going on around them :
Deak Little Comeades : I read your letters. I
cannot hear. I have been to the institution for the
denf and dumb. I am an orphan child. My dear
uncle and aunt take care of me and send me to
school. My uncle was a soldier for three years. I
am 12 years old. I am glad I can read and write.
Sarah A. Hughes, Iteno, Ind.
ON AN EAST TENNESSEE BATTLE GEOUND.
My papa takes The TnniusE; we all like it so
well. It is the first choice of six papers we take.
Wc live on a CO-acre farm near Loudon, East Ten
nessee, on the Tennessee River. Papa thinks this
is the healthiest country iif the world. We have
lots of little turkeys,; ducks and chickens; I at
tend to them. I am a litllq girl 10 years old. My
papa's name is J. L.,ltandle. He belonged to Co.
13, 2d East Tennessee. We have garden peas large
enough to eat. Papa has ovr two hundred letters
from old .soldiers wanting to come to this country.
Sonic of them hare come. Lots of old soldiers live
in this county. There is a-fort on our place. We
can stand in it and see for miles up and down the
Sweet Water Valley, fho railroad, and the Tennes
see Kiver. I have two brothers, one 14 years old
and one six years old. I go to Sabbath-school
every Sunday. My papa is superintendent in the
M. E. Sunday-school. May Handle, Loudoti, Tenn.
SWEET SIXTEEN, JIOKE OE LESS
WALSH CALLS EOETHE EEPLIES-
XANEOUS. . i-
While reading the lctsrs in the Sweet Sixteen
Circle I observed that Jbrled Walsh likened the
letters of the older bFla the "ground-hog."
Now, I wish tosaythaiis is the llrst time this
"ground-hog" has ventured out, aud if he is not
well received by the Circle he will immediately
"see his shadow and hunt a hole." I wUh to
say to soldiers' daughters (of whom Minnie Snider
writes), that they are engaged in a good cause, and
I wish them success in all their undertakings. My
father served in the 2d Ind. Cav. and was severely
wounded at the battle of Fair Garden. We could
not do without that grand champion of soldiers'
rigiits. The Tribune. I am 17 years old. Oscar
E. ICelley, New Brunswick, Ind.
HOW IS THIS, GIRLS?
Charles O. Walsh says that the boys arc like
the ground-hog: show their heads above ground
once in six weeks. As it is cloudy, nnd I cannot
see my shadow, I thought I would try to defend
our reputation as well as I can. As to the girls
getting ahead of us, they never were behind ns
yet. And why? You take a girl, and nine times
otitof ten she does not have anything to do but
sleep and eat, (and perhaps 'help her mother
sweep or wash dishes,) play a few tunes on tho or
gan, and write when she feels like it. I belong to
Sedgwick Camp, ISo. lb. Sons of Veterans. It is
the largest in the State. My father enlisted in the
9th Mich. Cav. and served three years. He belongs
to Ellsworth Post, No. 22 E. B. Noble, Ellsworth,
HAED TO COMPETE WITH.
Here comes another, why from the land of Kan
sas. Surely you will admit her after coining so far
to join the bixteen Circle. I am a soldier's daughter.
My father was in thenrmy four years in the 21st
N. Y. Cav. He interests us by many a tale of sol
dier life, and is a member of W. H. L. Wallace Po3t.
So Charles C. Walsh thinks it is about time the
boys were making their appearance! I think so
too ; he had better hurry and muster his forces,
and bring them to tho front, for girls of our age arc
hard to compete with. Are we not, girls? Success
and long life to The TnnmxE, and may the Con
versation Club never grow less. Agnes Biley, El
WOULD LIKE TO CORRESPOND.
I am going to make The TmnuxE into books of
about twenty-four papers each, with cloth backs
and paste-board faces, decorated with colored pic
tures. It contains history too valuable to lose. I
am seventeen, and would like to have Chas. O.
Walsh write to me. Arthur L. Besaw, Lamberton,
Itedwood Co., Minn.
TEACHING IN MINNESOTA.
May I eomo in and have a cliat with Tiik Tnin
T7NK girls? I think our Conversation Club isjtist
splendid. Many thanks to Adda Taylor for sug
gesting that our editor give us a corner to
ourselves. My father was in Co. C, 7th .Minn.
Ho applied for a pension five years ago, but has
not got it. lam 10 years old; have laught school
seven months. Will some one please send me the
words of "The Gypsy's Warning," or the answer
to it. I would like to correspond with Hannah II.
Worthington. Now. please say yes, and write to
me. Lydia E. Day, Franconia, Minn.
OUT IN CALIFORNIA
The Tribune has iust arrived, and I have bnen
reading the letters lrom the older boys nnd girls,
and I thought I should like to join their Conversa
tion Club. My father was a private in Co. F, 117th
III. His captain was Azro H. Buck. I had one uncle
in the same company. My father was with Sherman
on his march to the sea, but was taken sick with the
small-poxwhilcmarchingthrough Georgia. Astory
I have often heard ray father relate, is of a narrow
escape he had while lying in the small-pox tent. A
rebel spy attempted to poison him by giving him a
bottle of something which, h" father would take,
would cure him immediately, ho said. Father's
nurse believed the man, and wanted him to take the
medicine. But as father suspected foul play, he said
he would not take it. Thcspy.onrcturningtocamp,
became intoxicated, nnd while in this state told
what he had done. Tho doctor hearingof it, went
to father, and on cxnmining tho pretended medi
cine found it to be poison. Father is now J. V. O.
of Warren Post, No. '51, which was organized last
Winter. His name is J. S. Eosterbrooks. Minnie
Easterbrooks, Sacramento, Cal.
YOUNO PEOPLE'3 TELEPHONE.
The Conversation Club is just splendid. I think,
as does Mr. Clement Shaver,, that it would bo very
pleasant indeed to contribute something to help
entertain one another, and I ulso think that Mr.
Shaver should contribute the first. My lovo to The
Tribune. Lulu M. Beach", Mason City, W. Va.
I would like to correspond with some of The
TnmuNK girls of sweet sixteen, or sovonteen, or
older, as the 17th of May was my 17th birthday.
My father served in Co. A, 125th and 188th Pa. Ho
has taken The Tribune a year, and it has never
failed to come every Friday. The story of "Saving
tho Nation " wo like very much. Sadie Dickson,
Lewis, N. Y.
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The Close of tlie Bailie anil Pursuit
Gen. Withers, in his report, attributes tho
disorganization of his command to Beauregard,
who withdrew it tho day before by orders,
direct-to the brigade commandors. Aline of
battle was formed a mile beyond tho camp,
toward Corinth, a3 early as 1 o'clock, to
force all stragglers into tho ranks. The sol
diers seemed to havo been turned loose to do
as they pleased at night, and many of them,
loading themselves with spoil, were making
their way to tho rear. Chalmers' brigade
formed tho nucleus of this lino. He had
.bivouacked his men on tho ground when
Prentiss had surrendered, and about midnight
was awakened by Col. Forrest, who was search
ing for his son Willie, a lad of 15, who, with
two comrades of tho same age, had accompa
nied his father to the field of battle, and whom
ho supposed to have been killed. " Ho asked
me," says Chalmers, " first, for tho headquar
ters of Gen. Beauregard, then ot Bragg, Polk,
and Hardee. I told him I did not know
where any of them were. Ho asked mo then
where my command was, and I answered
' sleeping in line before mo, with their guns by
their sides.' He replied, 'You are the first
general I havo found to-night who knows
where his men are, and if the enemy attack us
in the morning, they will whip us like hell.'
He said, ' I will put out a picket in front of
you;' and he did, aud gave me timely notice in
the morning, before day, that the enemy were
preparing to advance."
THE ATTACK ON THE CONFEDERATE LEFT.
The attack mado by Wallace early in the
morning conveyed the impression that tho
Union forces were moving against their left, aud
Withers' division was first ordered there, but
beforo Chalmers who was ordered to follow
Jackson could getaway, Nelson's attack began,
and Monday's light commenced. After lighting
an hour and a half, " our ammunition wagons,"
says Chalmers, "notbeing at hand, we fell back
to tho first camp that we had taken from the
enemy, where we found anabuudant supply of
tho appropriate caliber." His call for re-en
forcements was responded to by Gen. Withers,
who sent him three regiments, who, being led
forward by Chalmers his own brigade being
in reserve broke and fled at the first serious
charge. Bringing up his brigade, it attempted
to stem the tide, but was swept back in confu
sion. They rallied, however, aud drove their
pursuers back to tho original ground, where
they were mot by a vigorous resistance, and
forced to retire. After being again re-enforced
by 'two regimeuts, " believing," says Chal
mers, " that one bold charge might change the
fortunes of the day, I called, upon my brigade
to make ono more effort; but they seemed too
much exhausted to make the attempt, and no
appeal seemed to arouse them. As a last resort,
I seized the battle flag from, the color-bearer
of the 9th Miss, aud called on them to follow;
with a wild shout tho whole brigade rallied to
the charge, and we drove the enemy back and
Tcoccupied our first" position of the morning,
which we held until the order to retreat, when
we fell back in good order, the enemy not dar
ing to pursue."
SHERMAN'S DIVISION IN ACTION.
The flank attack of Nelson and the direct
attack of Crittenden finally forced the enemy
back across the ground fought over on Sunday.
The enemy assumed a new position near the
Bark road, and. Nelson swung around until he
came within range of the enemy's artillery,
which was silenced by ilendenhall and capt
ured by Crittenden. Euell's right wing, held
by McCook, formed the right-center of the line
Gen. Sherman received an order from Grant
at daylight on Monday to advance and recapt
ure his original camp. Advancing with the
remains of his division, he reoccupied the
ground on the right of McClernand's camp,
where a battery located near McDowell's head
quarters on tho right of Shiloh Church opened
upon them. He says: "Here I remained pa
tiently waiting for the sound of Gen. Buell's
advance upon the Corinth road. About 10 a.
m. tho heavy firing in that direction and its
steady approach satisfied me, and Gen. Wallace
being on dur right flank with his well-conducted
division, I led the head of my column
to Gen. McClernand's right, formed line of
battle, facing south, with Buckland's brigade
directly across the ridge and Stuart's brigade
on its right in the woods, and thus advanced
steadily and slowly under a heavy fire of mus
ketry and artillory. Taylor had just got to mo
from the rear, where he had gone for ammuni
tion, and brought up three guns, which I or
dered into position to advance by hand, firing.
These guns belonged to Co. A, Chicago Light
Artillery, Lieut. P. P. Wood, and did most
excellent service. Under cover of their fire
we advanced till we reached the point where
the Corinth road crosses the line of McCler
nand's camp, and here I saw for the first time
the well-ordered and compact columns of Gen.
Buell's Kentucky forces, whose soldierly
movements at once gave confidence to our
newer and less-disciplined men. Here I saw
Willich's regiment advance upon a point of
water-oaks and thicket, behind which I knew
the enemy was in great strength, and enter it
in beautiful style. Then arose the severest mus
ketry I ever heard, which lasted some twenty
minutes, when this splendid regiment had to
fall back. This green point of timber is about
five hundred yards east of Shiloh Meeting
house, and it was evident here was to be tho
struggle. Tho enemy could also be seen forming
his lines to tho south. Gen. McCIeruand send
ing to me for artillery, I .detached to him the
three guns of Wood's battery, with which ho
drove them back, and seeing some others to the
rear I sent ono of my staff to bring them for
ward, when, by almost providential decree,
they proved to bo two 24-pound howitzers of
McAllister's battery, and served as well as guns
could bo. This was about 2 p. m. The enemy
had one battery close by Shiloh and another
near the Hamburg road, both pouring grape
and canister upon any column of troops that
advanced upon the green point of water-oaks.
Willich's regiment had been repulsed, but a
whole brigade of McCook's division advauced
beautifully, deployed, and entered this dreaded
wood. I ordered my Second Brigade (then
commanded by Col.T.Kilby Smith, Col. Stuart
being wounded) to form on its right, and my
Fourth Brigade, Col. Buckland, to' its right, all
to advance abreastwith this Kentucky brigade
before mentioned, which I afterwards found to
be Eousseau's brigado of McCook's division. I
gave personal direction to tho 21-pounder guns,
whose well-directed fire first silenced the ene
my's guns to the left and afterwards at Shiloh
Meeting-house. Eousseau's brigade moved in
splendid order steadily to tho front, sweeping
everything beforo it, and at 4 p. m. we stood
upon tho ground of our original front line, and
the enemy was in full retreat."
THE ENEMY EOUTED.
In tho mcantimo Gibson's brigade had be
come engaged on Eousseau's left, where Eous
seau's advance had loft a gap between him and
Crittenden. The enemy observing this open
ing advauced at once to occupy it, but McCook
dispatched Willich's regiment, followed by the
entire brigade, to drivo them back. Thi3 wa3
gallantly accomplished and the lines perfected
some distance in advance. The failure of am
munition in Eousseau's brigado compelled him
to exchange places with Kirk's brigade, which
had jn3fc arrived and advanced with alacrity
to the front. Tho enemy continuing his efforts
to pierce tho center of the Union line, Gibson
was sorely pressed. The 49th Ohio was com
pelled twice to change front under fire. At
this juncture Eousseau's brigade, re-enforced
by two regiments of Hurlbut's division, just
up from tho Lauding, advanced, and a forward
movement of tho whole division, simulta
neously with those upon its right and left,
drove the enemy beyond tho line of tho Union
camps. Wagner's brigade of Wood's division
now made its appearance and joined in the
pursuit. Tho 24th Ky., under tho gallant
Grigsbymado a dash upon the retreatiug foe
aud captured GO men.
Gen. Low Wallace opened tho attack on the
right shortly after daybreak, when Capt.
Thompson openod fire on a Confederate battery
posted on a bluff opposite Morgan L. Smith's
brigado. Capt. Thurber joined in the fire,
which was across a dcop ravine threaded by a
creak and densely wooded ou both sides. The
cross-fire opened by Thurber soon silonced the
Confederate battery, which retired leaving one
rifled-gua dismounted, when Wallace's lino ad
vanced and occupied tho opposite ridge.
Wallace's advance on tho right was parallel
with tho river, or nearly at right angles with
that of Nelson on tho left, tints affording the
enemy tho advantage of easy and 'rapid re
enforcoraeut of exposed points, and enabling
him to present a strong front at the angle in
his center, in opposition to Crittenden, Mc
Cook, and detached portions of Grant's com
mand. Tho forward movement of Wallaco left
him without support on his left, where Sher
man's lino was oxpected. Finding that by
moving still farther he could gain position
where his right would bo protected by the
swampy low grounds of Snake Creek, and ef
fectually cut off any flank movement of the
enemy in that direction, he executed a left
half-wheel of his entire division and advanced.
While this movement was in. progress, re-on-forceraents
from Polk's corps were sent to
strengthen tho left, which, commanded hy
Bragg,-was composed of Buggies' division,
Trabue's brigado of Breckenridgo's division,
and such detachments as were at hand. Bragg
says: "Against overwhelming numbers this
gallant command maintained its position from
the commencement of the action nntil about
12 o'clock, when, our forces on tho right falling
back, it was loft entirely without support, far
in front of our whoio army. Safety required
it to retire."
The position seized by Wallace, far in ad
vanco of that assigned him at the beginning of
tho action, forced a corresponding advance of
the troops on his left.
THE ATTACK ON KOCS5EAU.
Eefcrring to tho attack made by Eousseau's
troops, Wallace says : "A handsome line of bat
tle nowmoved forward on my left to engage the
enemy. I supposed it to bo Sherman's troops,
but was afterwards otherwise informed. Simul
taneously mine were ordered to advance, the
First Brigado leading. Emerging from tho
woods, it entered tho second field I have men
tioned, speedily followed by the Second Bri
gade, when both marched in face of the enemy,
aligned as regularly as if ou parade. Having
changed front, a3 stated, my movement was
now diagonal to the direction originally started
on, though the order was still in echelon, with
the center regiment of each brigade dropped
behind its place in line as a reserve. While
thus advancing Col. Whittlesey, as appears
from his report, in some way lost his position,
but soon recovered it. The position of tho en
emy wa3 now directly in front at the edge of
the woods fronting, and on the right of the
open field my command was so gallantly cross
ing. The ground to bo passed getting at them
dipped gradually to the center of the field,
which is there intersected by a small run, well
fringed with willows.
. " Clearing an abrupt bank beyond the branch,
the surface ascends to the edge of tho wood held
by the enemy, and is without obstruction, but
marked by frequent swells, that afforded pro
tection to the advancing lines, and was the se
cret of my small loss. Over tho branch, up the
bank, across the rising ground, moved the
steady First Brigade; on its right, with equal
alacrity, marched tho Second the whole in
view, their banners gaily decking the scene.
The skirmishers, in action all the way, cleared
the rise, and grouped themselves behind the
groundswelLs within 75 yard3 of the rebel line.
As the regiments approached them suddenly a
sheet of musketry blazed from the woods and a
battery opened upon them. About the same
instant the regiments supporting me on my
left fell hastily buck. To save my flank I was
compelled to order a halt. In a short time-
however, the retiring regiments rallied and re
pulsed tho enemy, and. recovered their lost
ground. My skirmishers meanwhile clung to
their hillocks sharpshooting at the battery.
Again the brigades .advanced, their bayonets
fixed for a charge ; but, pressed on their flank
and so threatened in front, the rebels moved
their guns and fell back from the edge of the
woods. In this advance Lieut-Col. John Ger
ber was killedf and it is but justice to say of
him, ' No man died that day with more glory;
yet many died, and there was mnch glory.'
Capt. McGuffin and Lieut. Southwick, of tho
same regiment, also fell gallant spirits, deserv
ing honorable recollection. Many soldiers
equally brave perished or were wounded in the
A CHANGE OP FEONT.
" It was bow noon, and, the enemy having
been driven so far back,, the idea of flanking
them further had to be given up. Not wishing
to interfere with the line of operations of the
division to my left, but relying upon it for
support, my front was again changed the
movement beginning with the First; Brigade,
taking the course of attack precisely as it had
been in the outset. While this manuever was
being effected a squadron of rebel cavalry gal
loped from the woods on the right to charge
the flank temporarily exposed. Col. Thayer
threw forward the 23d Ind., which, aided by an
oblique fire from a company of the 1st Neb.r
repelled the assailants with Ios3. Scarcely had
the front been changed when the supporting
force on the left again gave-way, closely fol
lowed by masses of tho enemy. My position at
this time became critical, as isolation from the
rest of the army seemed imminent. The re
serves were resorted to. Col. Woods, with his
regiment, was ordered into line on the left.
The remnant of a Michigan regiment, sent me
by Gen. McCIernand, was dispatched to the left
of Woods'. Thurber galloped up, and was
posted to cover a retreat, should such a misfor
tune become necessary. Before these disposi
tions could bo effected the 11th Ind., already
engaged with superior numbers invite front,
was attacked on its left flank; but. backward
wheeling three companies of his endangered
wing, Col. McGinuis gallantly held his ground.
Fortunatelv, before the enemy could avail
themselves of their advantage by the necessary
change of front, some fresh troops dashed
against them, and once more drove them. back.
For this favor my acknowledgments are espe
cially due Col. August Willich and his famous
"Pending this struggle, Col. Thayer pushed
on his command and entered the woods, as
saulting the rebels simultaneously with Col.
Smith. Here the oath Ohio and 23d Ind. proved
themselves fit comrades in battle with the no
ble 1st Neb. Hero also the 76th Ohio won a
brilliant fame. The 1st Neb. fired away its las'; f
cartridge m the heat of the action. At a word
the 7Gth Ohio rnshed in and took its place. Off
to the right, meanwhile, arose the music of the
20th and 78th Ohio, fighting gallantly in sup
port of Thurber, to whom the sound of rebel
cannon seemed a challenge no sooner heard
ALE WENT BACK.
"From the time the wood was entered For
ward' was the only order; and step b"y stepr
from tree to tree, position to position, the rebel
lines went back, never stopping again. In
fantry, horse, and artillery all went back.
The firing was grand and terrible. Before us
was the Crescent Eegimeut of New Orleans.
Shelling us on tho right was the Washington
Artillery of Manassas Tenown, whose last stand
was in front of Col. Whittlesey's command. To
and fro, now in my front, then in Sherman's,
rode Gen. Beauregard, inciting his troops and
fighting for his fading prestige of invincibility.
Tho desperation of the struggle may be easily
imagined. While this was in progress far along
tho lines to the left the contest was raging with,
equal obstinacy. As indicated by the sounds,
however, the enemy seemed retiring every
where, cheer after cheer ringing through the
woods. Each man felt that the day was ours.
"About 4 o'clock tho enemy tor my front
broke into rout and ran through the camps oc
cupied by Gen. Sherman on Sunday morning.
Their own camp had been established about
two miles beyond. There, without halting,
they fired tent3, stores, etc. Throwing out the
wounded, they filled their w,agons full of arms
(Springfield muskets and Enfield rifles) inglo
riously thrown away by some of our troops the
day before, and hurried on. After following
them until nearly nightfall I brought my di
vision back to Owl Creek and bivouacked it."
This is tho decided affirmation of a gentle
man in Tro.v, iew York, after a month's trial
of Corapouud Oxygon in his family. The great
improvement in his wife's condition is very
" My wife had much soreness in her lung&
and a constant depressed feeling, as if a weight
wore hud upon them. Wo had just bnried a
danghter who had been nearly a year sick with
cousumption, and constant care of her produced
these injurious results. I felt much worried in
consequence. Four day me of tJie Treatment and
the appetite began to mend; two ireeZa, and she fell
like a different person. The sorencs3 has almost
entirely disappeared, and she can breathe deeper
now thanshe has becr. able to do for years, goes out
in all weather, and i3 able to do an amount of
'Christmas shopping' that is very trying to my
pocket-book. Besides my wife, other members
of the family have used it as a general tonic, xcilh
Our " Treatise on Compound Oxygen," contain
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Catarrh, Neuralgia, Bronchitis, Asthma, etc.,
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Iodide of Potodsintn is one of tie strongest of tha
minerals used in rueduane, and. hsw produced mtiuh
snlFering in the workl. Taken for it lontr time snul
in large doses, it dries tip tho gastric juicea. impairs
digestion, the tomnch refuses food, unci the pittient
declines in health and weight. Persons with Stood
or Skin Diseases should be careful how they fek
these mineral poisons, as in most instances tho
effect of theia i tu utmost permanently impair tha
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vrc offer you a safev sure, prompt and permanent
relict" from your troubles. S writ's Specific is en
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convince you of ita merit-
I havo cured pernmneutly Blood Taint in the
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1 had most signally fiiilecl with Mercury antt PoUah
F. A. Toomjek, M. D., Perry, tia.
A younsr man requests me to thank you for his
cura'cf Blood Pokon by the ne of your SpeeiSo
nftur all other treatment had failed.
Jew. Jacobs. DBtJcatST, AthensGa.
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