Newspaper Page Text
THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. 0., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1887.
HGIffflG THEftJ OYER,
TThatiur olcrans ITm -to Say Alwut
f lidir Oaiiriafeiis.
THE Uth PA. CAV.
A Torso SfcttUh or 0c of Hie Host Bttf twits in
Iho lSteru Army.
The lit (Pa. Our. na oriff.uitlty organ. un
flYr the official dcigunUon of " Marian's lAght
Cavalry." atw raised during Anklet asd
Nilcuitrt &88I. by Col, Judith Marian, f
X'JniMdcJitUlu, noder special authority from the
Secretary of War. Under Hits authority coin
7;uio8 wore runted in dlfitirent Satot: Co.
A from Jowa, J! and F from Now York,
I from Kow Jeroey, M from Ohio, and tho
niimiiider fnmi l'dintylvittiia.
The organisation of the regiment whs coih
1iu4 on Oct, 5, 1WT1. IU strength conaislud
of 41 olMcnrt and J.WM onlitod men. Tlio rep
wont vrm mtiftmA to UHg.-tion. Jnnis N. Pl
m r's ilriRudo, and ou Oct. Ifi marched from
I amp Harlan, on Che SevontU -street road.Waab
ingtou, Jo 0ujt Palmer, near Ball's Crossroads,
a., whore it wont into ottmi for instruction
It having boon aecoriainod at this tfnio tliat
Conrc hud only autlioriaofl the mining of
roiiuentc by Suttos, and that consequently the
Jurmutioii or "JiBrluu'sJjifrtii Cavalry" as an
iii(b'.j)i'ndcit organiaatien was irregular, it was
nttachad to tlw 1'ouneylvania StU organ iwi
tion Nov. 33, iSttl, and recoivud tlio ofliciul
doMguatioa it now rotaiug of the 31th Va.
On Kov. as tho rogimont broko Camp and
niurvhed t Annapolis, from which point it
procmdd in tMwwjKirU to Caiap Hamilton,
mar Foriraw Monroe, roiuaining thero six
month, ottfftgad in drill, grouting and pichct
duty. In Mftroli, lMt, Coc. N and C wore
d t.nlod for duty at Newport News. On
M.iy 15 A, E, 6, JI and L oonijmuios, uuder
Liout. -Cot. Sjwar, wero sent te I'ortaoioiith,
Va., and aubaeqnoutly t ttutt'olk, Va. Tho ro
niuiniug .live companies, under Col. Harlan,
wcro ordered to White l!oue, Ya mid us
f .:ncd to duty in tbe Army of tlio Potomac;
jii tho beginning ef Juno, 3b2, tmrticipalod in
tho Pouinau'ar campaign, and on July 35 ro-
turncd to .Suffolk. Va. Col. Harlan left tho
f orvtce on Aug. 18, 1662, and Col. Spear became
his aurceor. JtttoonnoisHiico6 to tho UluuU
water and frequent skirmishes wore of almost
dsu.y occiirrouoe. Tiic battle of Dencrtod
liouao, in which the regUuoul took a irom
iiicut part, occurred Jan. 30, 3868; Umt of
IVnukltn on March 37, 38U3, where Lhjut. liow
dny 'M Uillod. The feioge of Snflblk by I-onj;-t
tr.-ot con tiu nod from April 31 to May 3, 1303. In
tins sicRe l1c rcgimoiit wa6 activoly omployod.
On the Slat of June, 1883, tho roj;ituont om
bitil.od on trauMKrU for White House, oa 3a
imuikoy IJivor, V and on tho 2Gih, at the
Virginia Central liaUroad bridge ovor South
Anna JMvw, noir JIaiiovor OourthouBC, Ya.,
attacked tJh ouemy's works in tho rear by a
mouuted aud diwwuutod oliargc, resulting in
the capture of 120 prisoners.
J taring the expedition IJHit.-Gon. Wr. H. F.
L' i uow a metuber of Congrew from Virginia)
ii6 capturod, and ho aud Col. Spear at once
r oouiaed cac-h other as old friends. On the
4th of .1u1y,18C3, Cos. U and M desiroyod the
railroad bridge, station aud juiblic property at
Alilaud, Va. On July 7 the lvgimeut left An
'White Olouse, and subsequently wont into
camp at Dowers Hill, seven miles from Ports
mouth, Ya. On the 25th a raid was made into
.oilh Carolina a far as Jackson, retttiltinp in
the capture of 40 prisoners and 300 horses,
hoon afior titie the regiment went into camp at
l 'amp Getty, throe miles from Portsmouth, Ya.
From October to January of this yoar 400 vet
erans of this command ro-onlistod for three
ytarh' additional sorvico.
Thtae otorans oomprisod tho best material
in the orgauir.stioii, furnishing nearly all tho
oftioer aud non-com missioned oilicors of the
regimout for the hard-fought ciimpttigns of
subsequent years. On the 23d of January, 3664,
the regiment left for Williamsburg, Ya., where
it remained until April 8. In February it par
ticipated in tho oxpodition to Bottoms Bridge.
In tliUs mouth Co. G was dotnobod for duty on
tbe Kastern Shore of Yirginia. Tho rogiment
return od to Portsmouth iu April, nnd was bri
gaded with the 1st District of Columbia, 3d X.
Y. and 6th Pa.
On May 5, 3864, tho Stony Creole bridge -was
dostroyod, the Nottoway bridge burned and tho
enemy dofoatod at Jarrolt's Station. Loas of
tho rogimont, one man killed, ten men and
Lieut, l'rud'hommo (at present Professor at tho
Naval Academy ut Annapolis) wounded. Dur
ing this raid tbe rogimont marched 300 miles in
six days. Ou the 24th the engagomont at Flat
Creok Bridge took place, in which Lieut.
Schrivor was killed. Tho results of this expe
dition was tho destruction of a large amount
of railroad track on the Danville, South Side
& Woldon Railroad, and rcbol Government
property including station buildings, locomo
tives, cars, nud warehouses filled with, stores.
The losses wore one oflicor aud fivo men killed
and 10 wounded. On tho 9th of Juno. 1804.
the rogimont participated in tho attack on the
enemy's works in the roar of Petersburg, Ya.,
in which one gun nnd CO prisonors wore capt
ured, and a part of tho regiment got into the
edge of the town.
From the Slat to the 30tb of Juno, 3604, tho
regiraont was engaged iu tho celebrated raid
ofilauts-.'sund Wilson's Divisions, having for its
object tho destruction of the Danville Bnilroad.
The loss in this raid to the regimout was 330
killed, woundod and missing, among which
were Captains Reynolds, Loorais, Bailey and
Jtoborts, and Liout. Tears. During July tho
rogiment romained in camp at Jones's Neck,
engaged iu refitting. Co. L was detached to tho
Eastern Shore of Yirginia on tho 34th, relieving
Co. 0. Tho division was subsequently attached
to Gen. Sheridan's forces, aud constituted a
part of the 15,000 cavalry with which he cn
gugod the enemy at Deop Bottom on tho 29lh.
Fiom the 18th to the 25lh of August, 1604,
tho regimout was engaged iu all those impor
tant and hard-fought actions by means of which
tho Weldou Railroad was occupied and held by
our forco6. Ou the 29th Liout. Noilson was
tilled. Many will recall his exporlncss in
ewordsmanahip. The regiment was furnished
with the Morrill, Sharp, Starr aud Burnsidc
In Novombor, 1881, the command went into
Wintor quarters two miles north of the James
Bivor, doing pickot duty for tho rigbt of tho
line. In regard to proficiency in regimonlal
evolutions, probably no regimout of cavalry in
the army could oxcol the 11th.
Toward the close of March, 1805, Brlg.-Gon.
Rauald S. Madkonzio roliovod Gon. Kautz of
tho command of the division. In the battlos
which followed the crowing of tho James and
Appomattox Jtivor on thcdth of March, to the
mirrondor of Lee's army at Appomattox Court
house on April 9, 1805, the 11th took u con
Ou the morning of tho surrender Mackenzie's
Brigado had orders to outage the enemy and
develop his position. It wovod forward to the
Lynchburg turnpike, about a mile west of Ap
pomattox Court-house, near which Lee's army
Jay, Tins movomont plucod tho brigado di
rectly across Loo's lino of escape. Two divis
ions of theTwonty-fourth Corps followed by tho
same route. Olhor troops wore rapidly coming
up. Tlio 11th was now ordorod forward, and
hud the honor of oponiug tho attack in the
' final battle of the war.
Ou the daj' following the surrondcr of Lcc, a
squadron of the 11th, uudor CnpL Thornton
Llliott, was detailed to search for buried artil
lery, Noticing Eovoral plucoB on the late bat
tlehold and vicinity of Rod Oak Church, whore
the gtound was partially burned ovor, he or
dered thorn unnovorod, nnd oxhuined and took
posNoasion of 54 piecoe of fiold artillery, carriagoe
aud oaisMiie not inoludnd iu tho property sur
rendered. In this Khort campaign tho 11th
regiment captured nud dolivorud to the proper
ollloora 110 Huldpioces, 41 mortars, six heavy
guns, ISO carriages and caissons, hovon forges,
uud a large quantity of ammunitiou and othor
Tho rogiment was ordorod to Lynchburg,
Stai'titott, aud finally to Richmond, whore it
nrnved ou April 24; thoueo to Charlottesville
on Mas 1665 ; remaining there until tho close
of July. Om tlio 13th of August, 1885, was
mutord for dihuhargo at Mauclioster, Va., aud
wont till on co to Camp Cadwalludor, Philadel
phia, whore ou the litLh of August, 3605, it was
dioliHrKd aud paid. Since that time Gens.
M.u'keuxui, Spear and Stratton, Cols. Skolly
(Killed; and Stotzol, aud Capta. Ward and Ma
hou have died.
Corroipondoiicc isnowsolloitod by thewritor
of this aketah from the survivors of tho 11th
for a grand Reunion sometime during tho
coining Summon By inclosing a 2-ccnt stamp
to pra-my ipoUigu, a circular containing details
will be jorwardod.
Jtiimflhl 'bojproporto state fin this connection
that immodiataiy upon the surrondor of Leo's
army Liout. James H. Clovor, Regimental
Commissary of tho 11th, being tho nearoet to
the field with his wagons, distributed among
the vanquished Confederates 20,000 rations, for
which ho was highly oomplimentod by the
commanding officer for prompt and ctlicient
management of tho supply department over
which lo had charge Samckl R. Strattax,
Adjutant, 33th Pa. Car., Ko. 518 Tenth strcot
u. w., Washington, D. C
Cerporal Tile's Comrade.
Eottok NTatiojcai, Tkiiiuse: I notice in
year issue of Nev. S an article headed " Corp'l
Piko; Ills Daring Exploit as Scout and Spy,"
intended as information to Capt. J. W. Ilink
ley, of Sparta, Wis., by II. C. Olds, COth Ohio,
and Major 145th Ohio. Maj. Olds' information
is inoorroet. Tho writer was a colleague of
Corp'l James Pike, aud knows whereof ho
speaks. James Pike was a sen of the old edi
tor of tho H illboro (Ohio) Democrat, commonly
called Col. Pike. Jamos (or Corp'l) Pike joined
Co. A, 4th Ohio Car., at Cincinnati, O., when
tho regimout was organized, under tho super
vision of Col. John IConnoiU its first Colonel,
in August and September, 1S61. In Docomber,
1861, the 4th Ohio Cav. reported to Gon. O. M.
Mitchcl at Bacon Creek, Ky., for duty; and
la-fore Mitchol's command made a forward
movement, Corp'l Piko had already been de
tached from his company and regiment. Ho
wont aud came when he pleased, and always
made his report in person to Gen. Ormsey
Mclvuight Mitchol. Corp'l Piko carried the
standard of tho 4th Ohio Cav. onto the cupola
of the Tennessee State Capitol when Nashvillo
was surrendered to Gen. Mitchcl, nnd tho
writer was oho of about 15 who accompanied
him ou that occasion, whilo tho late Gen.
Forrost could be plainly seon from the Capi
tol with about 500 cavalry right where
Fort Nogiey was aftcrwiud constructed. Tlio
latter made no attempt, however, to capture us,
tho reason being that Capt, Loouiis's battery
was standing on the brink of tho river, on tho
Edgefield side; Capt, Loomis being very anxi
ous to obtain permission from Gen. Mitchcl
to uommeuce reducing tho town, as Loomis
termed it "a rebel hotbed nuyhow."
Bat Gon. Mitchol atayod thoso Parrot t guns
from hoicking forth destruction to tho Tennes
see Capital. Corp'l Pike was probably tho most
efficient scout of tho entire army by relating
simply facts, and leaving out tho soaring im
aginations of the many fiction writers. Tho
FaycttoviUe episode of which 11. C. Olds
speaks is partly true; that is, Piko stopped the
fcvou wagons loaded with pork on their way to
Ilunteville, Ala., forced tho teamsters nt the
muiulos of two navy's to haul the wagons in a
branch aud fire them. Tho net was a complote
and bold Yankee trick, and ono which has
scarcely boon excelled in the lino of fiction, as
thero weio seven teamsters and four guards,
making 11 men that Piko captured on this
occasion. Jamos Pike never served with tho
Army of the Tennessee, but after leaving tho
Cavalry Corps headquarters reported to Gen.
Rosoorans, where the writer was callod for by
him (Pike) to accompany him.
Of his many sneak expedition?, as they may
be properly termed, I was his companion in
several trije made by him to diflbrout paits of
the late so-called Confederacy. Pike was taken
prisoner twice, and would no doubt have
stretched hemp; one iubtancc being iu 1862,
w!iii be was captured by the Texas Rangers,
had it not been that a small party of our men
had gobbled up the Lieu tenant-Colonel of the
3st 1m. Cav., whom we exchanged for Pike, with
out waiting for ordei-s from any general oflicor.
Tho last time Pike was taken prisoner was by
tho Confederate tickets in Nickojack Gap;
but he wax retaken by some of our cavalry im
mediately after, aud in fact before the Confed
erate jii-rvc picket had started to lake him
to Dal ton. The writer would like to sco iho
old comrades confine themselves to facts, and
not give us great buncombo btories; facts aro
Jim Piko used to carry a Henry rifle, but
found the Spencer more vfficiout (which gun ho
ro-sighled for himself, ns ho also did one for your
humble servant); and ho was the most deadly
marksman nt a human figure I over met, Gon.
Georgo 11. Thomas remarked of James Pike,
after Chiekamauga, that ho did not doubt but
Piko had laid out 25 to 30 of the onomy during
tho fight on Sunday. The writer had tho for
tune, if it may be callod such, to bo with Piko
aud near him tho greater part of that lively
Sunday, and is now Jiving in hopes that all the
men ho shot during thut late unpleasantness
aro living and doing well. Hkxry W. Dick
man, Co. F, 4th Ohio Cav., Fort Wayne, Ind.
THE 7th WIS.
Its Survlcc aud Loksri;.
Editor National Tribukk: I would not
for the world belittle tho services of any man
or body of men, or draw invidious comparisons
as to thoir services in preserving our National
unity aud integrity. Thero is in evoiy loyal
heart a bouodictiou for ull who were engaged
in that holy cause, and a halo of glory will
ovor surround the names of those who suffered
and died for the equal rights of all men. Each
and every organization, whether garrisoning
forts or guarding prisoners, escorting ambu
lance or ammunition trains, or for tho faithful
performance of any duty which fell to their
lot, is entitled to tho gratitudo of the Nation
nnd to the "Well done thou good and faithful
servant," us well us thoso who were placed at
If thopo who aro making up tho history of
tho late war would bear this in mind nnd rely
upon porf-onal knowledge instead of hearsay,
and figures and facts instead of fancies, for
their statements, aud be careful not to claim
too much for any ono body of troops, especially
when in action and filmriug the samo dangers
with othor troops, they would not arouse so
much jealousy nor provoke so much bitter
criticism and censure.
Tho truth should be told and retold, that the
great sacrifices for Union nnd liherty may bo
ever fresh iu tho minds of tho people aud duly
Tho rogimont to which I had the honor to
bolong the 7th Wis. did not do more than its
sharo of fighting at Gainesville, Fitzhugh's
Crossing, Gettysburg, or at any other battle.
According to the records or tho War Depart
ment it was engaged in only 25 battles, and
did not lose 50 por cent, of its entire strength
in each battle. Nor did it capture regiments
and brigades of prisoners, yet it did its full
duty always aud suffered severely.
As no ono ever gave tho record of this regi
ment through your paper, and as it will bo of
iutorest to many, I give a brief bkotch of its
service and loss. It was mustered into tho U.
S. eorvicc Aug. 38, 3801, for threo years or dur
ing the war; ro-onlisted Dec, 28, 1803, aud
muslored out July 3, 1605,
Original strength, 1,029; gain by rccruiLs,
0S5 grand total, 1,714.
Loss during tho service: Killed in action
nnd died of wounds, 272; died of disease, 124;
wounded, 701 total, 1,157. L. E. Pond, 7th
Wis., Woslfield, Wis.
Tlio 1 Hi Mo.
Editor National Tribune: The survivors
of the 24th Mo., known as tho Loyal Legion,
held a Reunion ut St. Louis during the Na
tional Encampment. 35 members being present.
It was agreed that wc use ovory means in our
power to complete a full rostor of all tho sur
viving mombors of our old regimout, together
with aBCOUiplotoahistory of the same as we
aro able to got. To that end Michaol Horinc,
Orderly Sergonnt of Co. F, Cowjvillc, Mo., was
chosen to do the work for us, if he will accept
Our hearty thanks are due the good pooplo
of St. Louis, and especially tho members of
Frauk P. Blair Post, No. 1, at whoso headquar
ters wo held our Reunion, for the very royal
mannor tboy entertained us during our stay in
the city. Aud surely we will never forgot tho
little drummer boy of Co. I, Roborfc Arms Yer
noll, who now lives in the city, and well
acquainted with all points of interest, who,
aftor tho Reunion wus ovor, volunteered to
show us tho groat sights iu the city, which no
othor than St, Louis can boast. Bob has grown
to a mature man long since, but is still tho
same jolly, whole-souled follow ho was in 'Gl
to '65. Our old comrades spoko iu high terms
of Tun National Tahiumciis hoing tho ox
soldier's boht friend, and many who were not
sulweriber declared thoir intention to become
suck. Wt. Wittkn, Co. F, 24th Mo., Altoouu,
Whore Are l'ou Golnc !
If you have pain iu the back, palo aud sal
low complexion, bilious or sick headache, erup
tions on tho skin, coated touguo, sluggish cir
culation, or a hacking cough, you are going
into your grave if you do not take steps to euro
yourself. If you are wl6o you will do this by
tho use of Dr. Pierce's " Golden Medical Dis
covery," compounded of the most eflicacious
ingredients known to medical science for giv
ing health and strength to tho system through
tho medium of tho liver and tho blood.
IN MOBILE BAY.
The QucMIon of Who Fousht There Settled hr 3Ia?.
It is a singular thing of tho lalo war tjiat so
fow men who participated in tho same marches
or battles tell tho samo story alike The dis
cussions tuat navo
taken place through
thoso columns bear
witness of this fact,
and in no instanco of
a singlo battle or cam
mimi has thero been
such wide diversity of
opinion as of tho ope
rations of Gen. R. S.
around Mobile, which
resulted in tlio fall of
that great Southern
port. Who fought and
who did not light nt
the assault upon nnd
canturo of the Span
ish Forts on April S,
and on tho next day
at Fort Blakcly, tho rebel stronghold that
guarded Mobile? Did tho Thirteenth Corps or
did tho Sixteenth fight at or capturo thoso
points? Tho controversy has gone on for ruauy
months, and gallant
comrades wuo wero
there havo disputed
with a sharpness
closely ncaring acri
mony, but each ono
told of what he saw
and remembered him
sell. Wliat one
of a divisiou of mens
in battle knows nny-5
thing personally of
what another division
is doing? It is as
much as each man can
do to attend properly
to the business in his
immediate front, and 4.
tnus lucre aro almost
as many- varying sto
ries of each action as
thero wero men en
Herewith Tnn Na
tional Triiiunk presents maps of tho Spanish
Forts, showing tho rclativo position of tho
troops that engaged that day, and of Fort
Blnktly on the day following, nnd it is believed
this will bo accepted as settling tho question as
to what troops fought at each place. The Na
tional Tribune is indebted for tho maps to
Comrndo R. B. Wime, formerly of Co. II, 40th
Mo., of Whitehall, 111.
the key to MAr or fort blakely.
1. Gun. C. C. Andrews's Division, Thirteenth
i Second Division, Sixteenth Corps.
3. Hedc's Division, Thirteenth Corps.
1. Coloted Brigade of .Stcele'e Division.
5. Fin-t Division, Sixteenth Corps.
C. Third Division, Sixteenth Corps.
7. Tbird Division, Tlnitociiih Corps.
The block HneHdonnto tho Thirteenth Corps nnd
the open lines the Sixteenth.
THE KEY TO MAP OI" SPANISH FORT.
I. Gen. Bartrnin'ti Ilrignde, Thirteenth Corp?.
S. Third Division, Thirteenth Corps, Gun. Hotiton.
3. Thhd Division, Sixteenth Corps. Gen. K. A.
5. First Division, Sixteenth Corps, Gen. McAr
thur. 5. Advanced redoubt for &Iegc-guns.
The bluok lino denote the Thirteenth
the opun lined the Sixteenth.
COL. WASHINGTON'S DEATH
Tlie Exact Story, Told by JIaJ. Wellrr.
Editor National Tribune: Conirado S.
F. Dent, Co. E, 15th Ind., who recently told
tho story of tho death of Col. John A. Wash
ington, Topographical Engineer on Gen. Rob
ert E. Lee's staff, near Elkwalcr, W. Ya., errs
so much in various points that I scud you tho
substauco of tho truo fctory as recently pub
lished ou oath of ono familiar with the facts,
as I am the Serg't Woiler referred to. Col.
Washington was a near relative of Georgo
" During the month of September, 1SG1, tho
Uniou forces lay at Elk Water, W. Va., and
Capt. G. W. Stough, of Co. E, 17th Ind., was
ordered to move his command to tho supportof
the outposts, as the enemy, under command of
Lee, were recouuoitcriug the camp, uud thero
wero indications that an attack was contem
plated by his entire force. While at the out
post (Sept, 13,1601) tho repoit came that tho
enemy was circling to tho right and rear,
and Capt. Stough was directed to recon noi
tcr a raviuo not far distant nnd verify tho
rumor, it possible. Weilcr was a Sergeant at
the time, and ho was given twq men and was
ordered to proceed iu advance on tho side of
the mountain, while tho company marched
nloug the road at the base, a given point being
named where they were to rejoin the com
mand. Near tho appointed meeting-place Serg't
Woiler and his men met threo men ou horse
back, dressed in blue, but with their hats pe
culiarly marked, the ono in tho center having
the bearing of an oflicor, nnd tho trio evidently
scouting around to see what could be seen. Ou
observing tho Sergeant, they wheeled squarely
to tho right aud attempted to ride away, but
Weilcr cautioned his men, who were good shots,
to " take the middle one," and ho dropped from
bis saddle, winio the others escaped. The ac
curacy of tho aim may bo judged from tho
fact that all three of tho shots took effect iu
tho body near tho heart, ono of tho bullets
in its passage tearing away a part of tho scab
band of tho sword which he wore.
"Papers in his possession showed him to bo
Col. John A. Washington, Topographical En
gineer of Gen. Lee's staff, and on his person
was found his sword, two revolvers, a liehj
glass, $1,500 in money, and a remarkably ac
curate map of the Federal camp, giving the
forces even to tho artillery and ca airy, and tho
number of available men, with a plan of at
tack, showing the diilerent roads to bo taken
by the advancing forces, aud other data, the
whole of which proved of inestimable service
to the Union cause. All of these things were
reported to the Secretary of Wur, who publicly
thanked Serg't Weilcr for tho Eervico ho had
accomplished, and in directing tho return of
tho body to the Confederate forces Weilcr was
permitted to go along. This act also led to his
speedy promotion as Second Lieutenant, and
gallantry on other fields advanced him to a
Major's commission. One of the two revolvers
taken from Washington was also given him,
and ho still preserves it as n valuable memento."
J. J. Weiler, Sergeant, Co. E, 17th Ind., aud
Mujor, 17th Ind., Johnson City, Tcnn.
A TERSE STORY.
A Ulg llrlgado nt Pcarh Treo Creek.
Editor National Tribune: Lieut. Roby's
"Peach Tree Creek," in your issuo of tho 3d
inst., coutaius errors. After a lapso of 23 years
mistakes aro excusable. No regiment iu the
famous First Brigado, First Division, Four
teenth Corps, wants to wear the laurels wou by
any other. Our fighting was such that all
shared the honors when won, and we "swore
jointly" at reverses. Tho brigado composed
of the 101th ill., 35th Ky., 42d and 88th Ind.;
2d, 33d aud 91th Ohio; 30th and 21st Wis.
was divided into two wings; tho first four, tho
left wing, commanded by Col. M. C. Taylor, of
tho 35th Ky., and the last fivo regimcuts, tho
right wing, commanded by Col. Anson G. Mc-
Cook, or tho 2d Uhlo, in tho absence of Gen.
W. P. Cnrlin, our regular commandant. On
the 20th of July, 1 SCI. our brigado crossed Peach
Tree Creek nt Howell's Mill, tho left wing in
front and tho right wing in tlio second line.
Tho 101th ill. joined to tho right of tho Twen
tieth Corps, with its right (lOlth's) retired to
ward a raviuo; next carao tho 35th Ky., in
echelon across tho ravine, with tho 88th and
42d Ind. to its right. Tho rebel attack was
with fury, and when thojT reached tho right of
the 301th 111. nud found it retired, they mis
took it for tho oxtrcmo right of tho army and
swuug around to envelop it. In so doing they
exposed themselves to a flank and enfilading
fire from tho 15th Ky., which staggered them.
Tho 15th Ky. seeing their confusion, broko
over UlOir (lntll'fil rillln Ini- linrripnilna ,i,i.'
charged upon thoir flank, and at this point
commenced tho lolling up of tho rebel line,
which continued until thoy wero driven into
thoir linos at Atlanta. Tho 101th 111. lost
heavily in this shoit engagement Tho rebels
planted their battleilagon tho log works of tho
101th. Hero for tho first and only timo I saw
bayonet tod men. It was Lieut. St John, (not
John Thomas,) an Aid on the brigado staff, who
was bhotoff his horse just to our left This
brigade, I think, was all of tho Fourteenth
Corps that was in tho battle of Peach Treo
Creok, aud though not large, j'ct it proved on
this occasion, as tho Fourteenth Corps did ou
many others, to be tho saving clauEo in tho
battle D.N. Sharp, Adjutant, 15th Ky., Shol
Tho scYcrcstcascs of asthma aro immediately
relieved by the use of Ayer'a Cherry Pectoral.
5 ; 3 ;:11C5
2 Ji havinc.
I & tir CORPS.
From Alert Comrades All Alons the
John Campbell, Co. G, 50th N. Y., Tracr,
Iowa, speaks of tho recent letter of T. W. Har
ris complaining that the rcbol side is not ad
mitted to tho columns of Tun National
Tribune. Tho writer g6cs on to say that this
paper, liko tho majority of Union soldicra, is
perfectly willing to hear tho stories from tho
Confederates, and further thnt he has no objec
tion to fraternizing between tho soldiora of tho
two sections, if tho rebels will come half-way.
Ho does not blame them for tho sido they took,
because tho majority of us, had wc lived in tho
South, would very likely havo taken that side.
A. M. Rochcr, Sergcaut, Co. E, 2d Mich. Cav.,
Mitchell, Dak., corrects tho recent statement
that tho 2d Mich. Cav. was in only 10 engage
ments during the rebellion, nud says thnt it was
nearer a hundred. Capt Thatcher, in tho his
tory of tho regiment, entitles his book "A
Hundred Battles in tho West," and tho writer
thinks ho puts it very mild.
James H. Wurthon, Co. F, Cth Iowa, Obcrlin,
Kan., was one of tho six men referred to by
Comrndo Harvey Reed as captured by Wheeler's
men near Blockville, the rest of whom wero
murdered. Three of tho men were of tho Gtb.
Iowa, one of the 4Gth Ohio, one of tho 33d Ind.
and the other of the lOOih Ind. They wore
captured whilo eating dinner without leaving
a guard out; placed in a room with a sentry at
each door, whilo consultation was had over
their final disposition. While standing in tho
room tho writer made a rush through a win
dow, followed by his comrades. The sentries
fired upon them and a good deal of shooting
was heard whilo ho was hiding in the adjacent
brush for two or threo hours, but ho never
saw or heard of any of tho other fivo. Ho
knows that the two men of his regiment never
Lafayette Fraris, Co. C, 48th Ohio, Washing
ton, D. C, was badly wounded at tho assault
on Fort Blakely, April 9, 38G5, and had water
aud food brought out to him under tho walls by
Comrndo A. L. Shumnrd, who did itnt tho risk
of his life. Comrade Fraris would liko to hear
Allen Berry, Co. K, 14th Ind., Mecosta,
Mich., writes regarding Comrado Patterson's
inquiry about tho stolen goose, that thogooso
belonged to tho 14th Ind. nud was stolen from
it by the 32d Ohio down at Client Mountain in
tho Fall of 3501, nnd stolen from the foragers
by the 25th Ohio. Ho thinks Comrado Patter
son has not much to say.
Chas. A. Linthecuiu, Co. I, 21th Mo., River
side, Cul., says tho discussion over the origin
of tho term "Grab a root" reminds him of n
little incident Whilo tho Sixteenth Corps lay
at Cairo in September, 1861, tho men were paid
oil, and that night filled the theater thero
where nn emotional play was on tho boards.
When tho distressed heroine of tho play
despairingly csclaimcd " What shall I do,"
some "yahoo" iu n hluo blouse yelled, "Grab
a root ! " That stopped tho play for a few mo
mouts. H. H. Tarkor, 6th 111. Cav., Charleston, Mo.,
says he is old and very ioor, and has never yet
received n pension. Ho asks the old comrades
to assist him in procuring him evidence if they
John Morrison, Co. F, 70th Ohio, Alhauy,
Ore., has watched The National Tribune
for news of his old rogimont, and wants his
comrades to wako up. lie says they were men
who never turned their backs on tho rebels,
except ntShiloh, when everybody did. If com
radu DIckerson, his old company teamster, is
still living, he wants, to know if ho has the
saddle he captured at Shiloh.
Seth Burgess, Co. E, 9th Vt, Prentico, Wis.,
tries to settle tho controversy about tho en
trance iifto Richmond by claiming that tho 9th
Vt led tho column, followed by tho 19th Wis.
and tho 13th N. H.
Luther Andrews, Co. I, oth R. I. 31. A., Pino
City, N. Y., has nevor seen anything in The
National Tribune- from his company nnd
thinks it is about time. He wants to know if
his rogiment ever holds Rcuulons, aud where.
Wood Douglass, Co. 31, 119th Fa., Kansas
City, Mo., corrects Comrado John E. MePcck,
120th Ohio, regarding tho assertion that tho
Fifth Corps was not engaged at Spottsylvnnia
until lato Sunday evening, May 8, when tho
fuct was that tho Corps wa3 in action before
daylight that day.
John L. Rogers, Sergeant, Co. G, 4th Ohio
Cav., and James Roborts, Co. C. Fame regiment,
both of Irontou.O., writo gossipy letters about
the famous Lorp'I Pike. So much has been
said about Pike's wonderful deeds that it
would require half a dozen columns to collato
the letters already in hnnd.
James 31. Pendleton, Co. G, 2Gth Ky., Vine
Grove, Ky., says there aro mighty few Ynu
kees in his locality, and especially ex-Union
soldiers. Ho likes to hear from comrades, and
The National Tribune is a Godsend to
Daniel L Cornell, 10th Wis. L. A., Eu Clniro,
wis., stales mat it was his battery that was
attached to Kilpatrick's command duriug the
march to tho son. ITo gives the address of
threo comrades of his old battery, as follows:
Madison B. Wheeler, Knapp Station; James
Stounrt, Ogala, and Henry Darrow, Laud
Creek ; all in Wisconsin.
Grillith Lytic, Downs, Kan., says that tho
bullet which ho speaks of in tho "Picket
Shots "of Oct. 27 is one that struck him ou tho
hip, but is not now in his body.
Wilbur II. Weber, 6th Mich., Lampasas, Tor.,
writes again about Baton Rouge, expressing his
surprise that nuyouo should think his screed
about tho battle thero of August 18GI, was in
tended to detract from the 14th Me. for having
been surprised by n rebel sortio from the
works. Ho thinks Col. Porter's indignation
was uncalled for; but if, as Col. Porter asserts,
there was 110 surprise, and Gen. Williams and
others know there was to bo an attack, then
they were wilfully criminal in not making
arrangements to meet it Tho loss of 93 killed
and 2G wounded was taken from tho American
Encyclopedia, which ho considers good au
thority. Chas. M. Garrall, Co: I, 25th 111.. Joplin. Mb.,
says that at tho battle of Chiekamauga his
regiment was in threo charges tho afternoon
of Sept. 19; they crossed a cotton-field, from
which the rebels drove them threo times. In
tho middle of the field was a ditch in which
two field-guns wero lying, aud from which tho
horses hud been cut Neither troops made any
attempt to get these guns, but they remained
there as our army was finally driven from tho
field ut sunset. He has an impression that tho
guns belonged to tho 8th Ind. battery, but is
not ccitnin. Who can tell?
L. W. Grant, 8th Ohio, Saugaluck, Mich.,
writes in relation to tho recent story "A Visit
to Bull Run," nnd especially with referenco to
tho statement that the rebel Black Horso Cav
alry was not in action nt all at tho first Bull
Run. He says that ho was with Gen. Shiolds's
command at Winchester in March, 1SG2, when
a comrade found a Winchester paper, published
tho year before, which contained nlno verses
of doggorcl poetry devoted to tho prominent
part alleged to have beeu token by the Black
Horso Cavalry in the battlo nnmed.
Mat F. Kippax, Co. A, 17th U. S., San An
tonio, Tex., gives a new vorsion of tho stnblo
call : "Go to tho stable as soon as you aro able,
aud givo your horses somo water and hay.
(Repeat) For if you don't do it, you suroly
will rue it, for you will lay in tho guard-houso
all tho next day."
P. Carry, Co. C, G6U1 Ohio, Sigonrnoy, Iowa,
writes a story of what ho calls tho "Charge of
the 191 ammunition and ration wagons, led by
Gen. Banks, at Sabino Crossroads." The wagons
were captured and tho Thirteenth and Nine
teenth Corps driven hack until thoy wero saved
tho noxt day by A. J. Smith's Sixteenth Corps
at Pleasant Hill.
J. V. Albertson, Co. B, 25th N. J., criticizes
Comrado Carpenter, 89th N.Y., regarding Fred
ericksburg nnd Suffolk. Burnsido mado no
crossing nt Fredericksburg iu September, but
did on Dec. 11, 1602. ThoEOth N. Y. did not
cross in pontoon boats, but on a pontoon bridge,
Friday afternoon, Dec. 11. As for tho siego
of Suffolk, in tho Spring of 3SG3, tho command
that captured tho batteries in tho woods com
prised tho 26th N. Y. uud a Connecticut; regi
ment Tho 89th N. Y. wero good boys, but
very fond of chickens and plug tobacco.
S. R. Erril, Co. F, I3th Pa. Cav., Watcrtown,
Pa., tells n good story on a company of his regi
ment whilo nt camp ucar Fayctteville, N. C.,
just boforo tho surrender in 3S65. Tho women
in the neighborhood used to como into camp to
trado produco for army supplies, but all of n
sudden refused to trade for coffee. It was found
thnt tho boys of Co. C had been drying out
their coffee-grounds on boards and trading it
off, and it took a pint of tho gronnds to mako
a quart cup of coffee very weak coffee, indeed.
W. J. Campbell, Co. F, 26th Mo., Moline.
Kan., wants somo old comrade to tell him, if
lie knows, how the Sovcnth Division, Seven
teenth Corps, came to bo transferred to the Fif
teenth Corps (as tho Third Division) after the
fall of Yicksburg. He would also like to know
how many commanders they had for that di
vision, as he can only remember Gens. Paine,
Hamilton, Blair, Quinby and John E. Smith;
nnd whv thoy had so many?
A. F. Dalton, Co. E, 132d N. Y., North Co
lumbia, Cul., says there was not a full company,
but only part of one, of Indians in tho 132d N.
Y., nnd of tho number tho First Lieutonant
and First Sergeant were full-blooded redskins.
Thoy made good soldiers; all did their full
duty, aud all lived to get homo but one, who
was captured at Batchelcr's Creek, N. C, and
died at Aiidorsonvillc.
Lieut Wm. II. Golden, Co. E, 22d Ind., Do
Laney's Creek, Ind., corrects Comrade Bowman,
4th Iowa, in his statement as to the position at
Bcntonvillo and Pea Ridge. Tho right was
held by Sigcl with one division, and with Jeff
C. Davis's command on tho left. When the
troop3 got back as far as Pea Ridge, Davis's Di
vision had during tho night moved from the
left to tho right, nnd fought in that position
on tho'noxt day, when Sigcl was not engaged.
Ho makc3 this correction as the duo of Jeff C.
Davis, who was as brave a General as over rode
Will Lindcrmann, Phillips's battery. 2d 111.
L. A., Alameda, Cal., tells of Harper's Ferry in
1SG2 that all the letters published have omitted
his battery and tho 12th 111. Cav., which wero
among the commands there. It was tho 12th
111. Cav. and Sth N. Y.Cav. that ut their way
out nnd captured tho rebel wagon-train near
Antietam, and tho brigado was commanded by
Col. White. Phillips's battery was stationed
on Bolivar Hights near tho railroad tunnel,
and w:is tho last battery to ccaso firing. Col.
White's Brigado, after breaking through tho
rebel lines, returned from Mnrtinshurg to Har
per's Ferry just in timo to get "scooped."
Isaac E. Coltman, Battery D, 1st Wis. H. A.,
says thnt his regiment, if they did not put down
the rebellion, helped as well as thoy know how,
for he remembers well tho scratch they had to
make at Brashcar City, La., in 1SG1, when tbe
troops were driven over a fenco with the John
nies closo on their heels. But ho says our
boys got their second wind, and tho robs came
to a sudden halt and had to "skin out."
Teach Tree Creek.
John F. Cline, Sergeant, Co. C, 101st III., Pa
cific Junction, Iowa, say3 tho First Division of
tho Twentieth Corps did not cross at Peach
Treo Creek until tho evening of tho 20th of
July, and whilo tho men were making coffee
tho rebels charged them and forced them back.
Ho says that ho was recently blackballed on
application for admission to a G.A.R. Post in
Iowa because he is in tho saloon business.
John G. Faris, Sergeant, Co. B, 86th III., Mt.
Ayr, Iowa, takes issuo with Comrade Brown,
49th N. Y., in the hitter's description of Peach
Treo Creek, becauso Brown apparently saw
only what occurred in -his immediato front,
and lost sight of other troops that also crossed
at Peach Treo Creek before the Twentieth
Corps. Tho Fourteenth Corps was tho pivotal
corps at the Chattahoochee, and was on Peach
Treo Creek before tho Twentieth Corps crossed
In Prhon Cell.
Fatrick nodgc, Co. C, 112th N. Y., Gerry, N.
Y., would like to know what has become of his
comrades who wero with him in digging the
tunnel in tho northeast part of the prison at
Salisbury. If any of them are living ho would
be glad to hear from them.
Lucius Jones, jr., Nashville, N. Y., say3 ho
has a list of all the Union soldiers who died at
Audcrsonvillc, and will be glad to answer any
inquiries addressed to him, inclosing stamp.
Blind Half Hundred.
W. H. II. Hardin, Corporal, Co. H, 50th HI.,
writes that tho truo reason of the namo given
to his regiment of tho "Blind Half Hundred"
was that between Co. H of tho 50th and E of
tho 16th, from tho latter twitting the former
on being new recruits, or " fresh fish," both
companies heiug from the samo neighborhood
nt home, tho men of tho 16th. in retaliation,
nicknamed Co. II the "Blind Half Hundred,"
because three of tho men in it were one-eyed.
A. S. Carper, Drum-Major, 50th III., Des
Moines, Iowa, gives another version of the ori
gin of tho namo "Blind Half Hundred" for
his regiment, and says tho name was given by
Gen. Prentiss, who took the namo from a fa
mous Russian regiment known as tho Invinci
ble Blind Half Hundred.
Ex-Prisoners of War.
Lonis Kiefcr, Bismarck, Dak., says he was a
prisoner nt Bello Isle, having been captured,
with a wound in his head. Alter his exchango
he rc-enlistcd, and was with Sherman on tho
Atlanta campaign nnd on tho march to the sea.
James Brown, a votcran at Sing Sing, N. Y.,
objects to tho rule adopted by the Ex-Prisoners
of War Association, that three months in a
rebel prison should be necessary to obtain a
pension under tho present legislation to be
asked from Congress. Ho was captured nt
Gaines's Mill, nud was in Libby and Belle Isle
Go days, and from his treatment is now broken
down in health. Others arc in tho same con
dition, and he does not think three mouths or
over necessary to fix the limit of disability.
Joseph M. Walsh, Co. B, 4th Mas3. Cnv., 214
Athens street South Boston, Mass., would like
to know whatever became of Henry Neil, 2d
Me. Cav.. who was taken prisoner after the
Red River fight: or of any of his regiment who
were in prison with him at Mi lien, Thomas
ville, or Andcrsonvillo in 1S64-5.
John nindraan, Lieutenant, Co. G, 34th HI.,
Elmo, Ark., says ho attended the National En
campment nt St Louis, and heard many of tho
comrades inquiring concerning land and ad
vantages for settling in tho West Ho says ho
will bo glad to givo any information in regard
to the section whero ho lives to any comrades
who may address him at Elmo, Independence
J. L. Anderson, Co. H, 72d Ind., Madison
Crossroads, Ala., says he has located in Nor
thern Alabama, and is much pleased with tho
country. He sny3 that thero is plenty of Gov
ernment land there, but it is being rapidly
taken up. Ho lives 20 miles northwest of
B. F. Bevcllo, Co. G, 22d Mo., Alma, Neb.,
writcscnthusiastically about his Iocation.which
is in tho Republican Valley, and the most fer
tile nnd productive of that section. Ho urges
old comrades to scttlo there, but negatives his
advice by specifying that thero is no vacant
laud now iu tho country round about him.
Lost and Found.
J. D. Lynch, Santa Ana, Cal., has lost a
wreath of moss aud shells which was made by
his wife to send to Harkcr Post, at Shelby, O.
It was first exhibited at tho Los Angeles County
Fair, aud thou sent to tho Encampment at St
Louis. It has disappeared, aud ho would like
to hear anything iu relation to it which may
bo within the kuowlcdgaof any conirado. Did
any of them see such a wreath nt St Louis?
Dr. William Morris, Co. K,7th Iowa, Spring
field, Iowa, had his dischargo papers stolen in
the Summer of 1&72. Ho would bo exceed
ingly glad to havo them back.
John Kline, Co. G, 16th Iowa, Epwnrth, Iowa,
would liko some comrado to tell him the where
abouts of a gold pen and silver holder which ho
carried through Andcrsonvillo Prison and loan
ed to n comrade for n moment at Davenport,
Iowa, ou his way homo after tho war. Tho mo
ment was long, for tho articles wero never re
turned to him.
Corp'l Chas. Davis, Dover, N. H., has in his
possession a marriage liconso nnd certificate
made out in 1807 nt Savannah, Ga., for Richard
F. Williams and Mary Miller,which he found in
a house near Rollins, N. G, in 1S64. Ho will
return it to anybody it is useful to. Ho would
liko to know from somo old comrado what Con
federate General it was to whom Gen. Meade
scut rations on that stormy, dark nmht after
tho surrender of Gen. Leo's army. Ho went
with Ueu. Meade's son with tho rations to carry
out tho order.
J. G. Fruizcr, Co. C, 101th Ohio, Rollo, Mo.,
has in his possession a Corporal's warrant,which
was issued in Juno, 1863, to Henry Emil
Shearer. Co. E, 8th 111., nnd given at Vicksburg,
for meritorioiH couduct at tho battles of Ray
mond, Miss., nud Champion Hills. He would
be glad to return it to whoever may bo entitled
Information Asked nnd Glren.
The Editor of The National Tribune has
advance sheets of an interesting story of "Per
sonal IJcminNcences of tho Lato War, by a For
eigner." Will tho author, whose namo is not
attached to the article here, please writo the
Editor and send ou tho bulanco of the story?
W. J. 3Iiller, Co. G, 100th Pa., Salina, Knn.,
says he was seriously injured in 166-1 whilo
trying to harness a mulo team at Blaino's
Crossroads, East Tcnn. Ho was detached from
his TCgimont at the time, and 13 unable as yet
to find anybody who knows of his having re
ceived the injnry. Lieut Martin, of a Now
Vork regiment, was tho officer on dnty at tho
time, as was a man named Howard, of a Michi
gan regiment. If either of these recollect the
facts in the case, it will enable tho writer to
obtain his pension.
Wm. Parker, Co. H, 4tli Vt., Wast Charles
ton, Vt, wa3 a paascngcr on a steamer which
left Washington in March, 1865, to go to City
Point. Tho steamer ran aground on tho Lower
Potomac, and had to bo abandoned. He would
like to know what ever became of tho steamer.
Wm. Stewart, 10th Car., Wesley, Pa., who
served five years in the Regular Army on tho
frontier just prior to tho war. Is informed that
he can obtain a duplicate dischargo by applying
to tho Adjutant-General of the Army, who will
sand him a form on which to make his applica
Life seems hardly worth the living to-day
to many a tired, nu happy, discouraged woman
who is suffering from chronic female weakness
for which she has been ablo to find no relief.
But thero is a certain euro for all tho painful
complaints to which the weaker sex is liable
Wo rofcr to Dr. Pierce's " Favorite Prescrip
tion," to the virtues of which thousands of
women can testify. As atonic and nervine it
Editor National Tribune: Tho propriety
of establishing in the G.AJt a designation badge,
whereby we may recognizo membors of our
various commands, has frequently occurred to
my mind. As we now are, with only the bndgo
of the Order as an introduction, if we wish to
enter into a friendly discussion with a com
rade, we are compelled to abruptly force an
acquaintance by asking him innumerable ques
tions, only to find that wo wero widely separ
ated during the war in different departments
and in different branches of tho service It
secm3 to me that our enjoyment might bo
doubly enhanced if we had some means where
by we could recognize a comrade of our regi
ment, brigade, division, or corps at sight
None of us would bo ashamed to wear such a
badge. Wo are all proud of our historic old
commands. Thcreforo let each member of the
G.A.R. wear on all public occasions a designa
tion badge. The cost need bo trifling, as such
a badge might consist of a blue silk ribbon,
one nnd a half or two inches wide and six
inches long, with the corp3 and division badge
in colors nt the top, and the number and namo
of the regiment underneath. I hope the Na
tional Encampment will sco theadvisability of
adopting such a badge. n. W. Tucker, 121th
N. Y. (Orange Blossoms), Dallas City, Pa.
W. H. Whitman, of Tacoma, Puget Sound,
Wash. Tcr., who was a comrade during the war
in Co. D, 10th Wis., writes of the advantages
of that country for old soldiers. In his neigh
borhood the land is not adapted to agriculture,
but is very rich, and farmers raise as much on
one aero of ground as on 10 or more even in
Kansas. Tacoma is tho Western terminus of
the Northern Pacific Railroad at the head of
navigation of Paget Sound, with a population
of nearly 11,000. It is surrounded by the lar
gest lumber country in the world. Tho climate
is admirable, and tho waters and land are full
of fi3h and game. The mean annual tempera
ture is 50 degrees and the annual rainfall is 40
inchc. Labor Is in demand, with $1.75 to $2
to undskilled workmen, and to skilled workmen
$3 to $3. Thero is plenty of Government land
to bo had about 10 or 15 miles from Tacoma,
but there is also plenty of railroad land closer
by, which sells at from $3 to $10 an acre, with
10 years' timo for payment Lumbor hands
aro paid from $50 to 5100 a month, with plenty
If your stomach la disordered
indigestion ensues, the kidneys
become flojrireU with Impuri
ties that impair or, in extreme
cases, pat a stop altogether to
their secretory functions, tho
blood becomes vitiated and
Poisons the System
Let this chain of events go on
10 ltd natural enuinir, irom now-
gtrengthens the digest
ive orsrans, restores the secre
tory functions nud speedily
cast" ont tho Bothered Impuri
ties In the organs affected. "I
was troubled with Sick Head-
Tw - -
achp- DvmeiMf!i anil
Constipation for a number of
years, out am now entirety iree irom luem.anu
The Credit of Curing Me is Due
to Dr. Kennedy's Favorite Remedy-, and I recommend it
to all who sutler from these complaints." Daniel Fltts,
Taunton, .Mass. It is adopted to both sexe-, afTordin!
relief in all cases caused by Impurity of the blood, as
Kidney and Liver complaints.
Send 2-cent stamp to Dr. Kennedy, Rondont, N. "Y"., for
illustrated book how to cure Kidney, Liver and blood
disorders. Mention this paper.
Dr. D. Kennedy's Favorite Remedy
Bold by all Druggists. Price 1 r fl for $5.
"By a thorough knowledge of the natural laws which
govern the operations of digestion and nutrition, and by
a careful application of tho tineproportlesof well-selected
Cocoa, Mr. Epps hat provided our breakfast tables with a
delicately llavored beverage which mny save ns many
heavy doctors bills. It Is by tho Judicious ne of such
articles of diet that aconstitution may be gradually built
tin until strong enough to reslstevcry tendency to disease.
Hundreds ofsubtlo maladies are lloatiugarouud us ready
to attack wherever there Is a weak point. We may escapo
ninny a fatal shaft by keeping ourselves well fortllled
with pure blood and a properly nourished frame." Civil
Made simply with bolllngTraterormllk. Soldonlyln
hnlf-pouud tlus by Grocers, labeled thus:
JAMES FPPS &C0 HOJIIEOPATHIC CHEMISTS,
tmivico nrro a uu., Londont England.
Mention Tho National Tribune.
IODIDE OF IRON
Approvodby tho Academy of Medicine of Paris, aro
8 pecUdly recommended by tho Medical Celebrities of
the W odd for Scrofula, (tumors. King'a evil, etc .) tho
early htages of ConMiimpUon, Constitutional Weak
n&jw. Poorness of Blood, and for stimulating-and re-(TUlating-
its periodic courso. .None genuine unless
Mimed Ulancard, -10 rue Bonaparte, Paris.
E. Fougcrn. JSe Co., N.V., Agents for tie U.S.
Sold by Druggists generally.
Mention Tho National Tribuna.
MEXICAN PENSION BILL
Has become 11 law, and entitles certain survivor, or their
widows, to a pension of $ per month, commencing from
January 29, las?, the date when tho bill became a law.
All parties interested should at once correspond with tho
uuderslgued for blanks nnd information. Unexcelled
facilities for the prosecution of such claims. Twenty
years successful experlencH in proecuting claims before
thu Executive Departments of the Government.
GEORGE E. IiEMON.
015 15th Strcot, Uushiiiutoii, 1). C.
P. O. Drawer 3-3.
After years of patient study and testing the healing
power or various foreign and domestic herbs
Dr. O. Pheips Brown
Prepared his famous nerbal Suppositories," which ho
designed especially for the
UUi 1 -II Over 30 years theso JU KJ it
Suppositories have maintained their position as pre
eminently the best cure for "T I T TH CJ
J. GIBSON BUOWN. Prop.. 47 JL X JU Jil (O
GrandStreet, Jersey City, N. J.
SCND -25 CENTS FOR TRIAL BOX.
Mention The National Trlhuna.
THE CHEAPEST MUSIC HOUSE IN AMERICA.
For the purpoM of Introducing onr Hood throe(hoot the Country,
ml bi Hilv.rtliu our Mime. w will fora short tiiu unit any ixrtou
JBt ona of th following lnitrumenU on rmlpt of rath to pay tho
wg t: of boxing anil ihlppin?. It li ipitl that ovory pinon
rcmnjT oaa or mtw imirumtnu wiu inoiv it anu uuona
otbtri w)irs ha bought It.
A $10.00 ALBAN1 VIOLIN OUTFIT FOR 53.50.
Tho AlUinl U dork Brown color. Debt oiett, obonliet!
trimmings, flngerbmnl, Ullpteto ami prat, Snakerrood
bow, boii7 frf, inlaid dot. In flna marblrd cato and utr
ut of lUltJii Siting and fiat JuUructwn Jiuia Hunk
FRITZ EMMET GUITAR.
Tbr body U MipU. dark ml
color, tbonlied tinerboard and
brldtp. paUnt muhln head. In
laid sound hoi., extra t of Ital
ian (ring), and Mlf-lnitroctor
DAN. BRYANT BANJO.
Th banjo 10-jnch calf ixln
bond, nickel shell, wood lined,
inapl nock, marked frets, xlr
Mt of Italian string, thinibto
and fins slf-(nslrnctln book
and latest collection of mnsle.
and mulid 0001. in uuraui. mar
bltd cat, at lh extraordinary
all In heavy marbUd case, prlco
low price of JS.53. ' J4." J, worth doable.
Rmlt bv Mon.v Order or Reviitered tetter and ad.lreis tn
PaUnoa ii Wajwan.auslo Deatari.l 13 S. llatated St.,CMc.gO
eYle&tlon The National TIIDoa.
Champion STiort Hand T7rlte?w
!( ilr. A. S. "White, tho -well-known anihot'
1. of White's Phonography," famous aa
' tho Champion Shorthand "Writer of the
"Wbrld, received the first; prizoa fa tho in
ternationnl contests at London, Edinburgh,
Paris and Berlin ; ho camo nonr fesing1 per-1
mnnently disabled by rheumatism. Hia
recovery by the ute of a remedy infallible
in curing rheumatwra and all blooddkeaacs
is told in a letter from ha office, 102 Wah-j
ingftra st, Chicago, dated Jane 20, 1887..
ifo -writea :
4I Your remedy ban dene wonderful aer
vico for me. For tho part fiw years I
have boon troubled with rhoomntsio pains.
- "My right hand had become almost use
less and I was gradually lowing speed as a
ehorthand writer. A friend of mine, Dr.
Dedorich, advised mo of your remedy. I
used a dozen bottles of S. S. and am now
entirely recovered. I shall never eoaso to
commend yonr excellent medicines, ami
wisn you much success.
"Yours- truly, A. S. TVniTE."
And here is another witness:
"Benton, Ark., August, 25th, 1SS7
" Last spring I was dangerously afflicted
with erysipelas, and my life was despaired
of by ray physicians. As a laBfc hopo I
tried S. S. S. and soon found relief, and
in. two v, eel:s was ablo to attend to my
business. I used five bottles.
"S. H. "WrrrHOTtNE,Ed. SalinoCnVr."
Treatise on Blood and Skin Diseases
mailed free. Tnc Swist Specific Co.,
DrawerS, Atlanta, Ga. '
' " ""' " ' ' " ' - m
QBE SHAWL FBEE
Tho niual onceot a shawl Is
from 33 to 18.00. Duriag
tho dull itimmtr moetfci thero
ha been maouAsctttred for n,
at a ptieemueh below the usual
coat, many tbetiMUHl dozen of
tbewgoodc. We are therefbro
enabled to maks the titxralof.
feruf OneShaivl Froe to every
lady who sends only 19 eentt
for one year's subversion to
Iho Home, a large, 10 PR"
kitchen, laundry and fbacy
worK note, an ifliutnsted paga
of latest fftthioM, poetry, ion,
wifdom.&e..&e. Wo do not
Mil these nhawlj but aire oaa
free at above. For aveiulw
erlpfons and 93.00 wo wHl
i'oojlo' rnbHahloe; 0.,
Menticn Tin- National Tribnna.
T3 LAPHE8 1
mm " 11 ill
Greatest inducements over at
fetwi. Now 3 your time to zet no
order1 foroar celebrated Tea
anil toffeeis.aml seouroa beanti
ful Gold Band or Mo Koso China
Ten Sot. or Handsome Decorated
Gold Br-Tirt Ma3 Rose, Dinner Set. or Ootd Band Moss
Dccornn ' Tol,"tKat. For" full nirfiriitar aIrtri
THE CKS-lTATrKiriCAK TB,X CO.,
v o. Box 2SO, 31 and 33 Yesey 8t Sow Yorrf.
Mention The rTatlonaJ. Trtbnnet
Without injury positively re-
Tnn, iranl.Tfia T lira..ir.Ala.
a vssaiS V. V i i;, ' V .w
""Ou ufi s'-cin. 13 not a wash or powder
to cover defeats, but a remedy to cure. Securely
mailed, for 50c. G. C. Bittnsr & Co., Toledo, O.
Mention Tlio National Tribnnsn
W fi--i a t-'J. boyaasutsrirla
I ml II I II I I l .'.rf
1. in. .i. .Mia ii vc. P.W.V U.UCIT,
v.9, ...v nui.vauu.UVJlV(HUI(ir
sr6gtT iwt ta j.i uu uuinu ju uu iiiuu or svenmt;; no
yvuu.1.1 ui nniciim, jit Tmr , i strwiiy lonoraoie,
and will poittrelr brine In rnoro money In thirty daya
than anythins ever advertised. You can easily jnikoiOc.
to $2 on hour, or 810 to $ a day, if yon start right,
"Tho secret revealed," "What we want you to do." and
twenty-ono valuable aamplea to commence work, by rc
turninalI,nttJEE. SendlOo forpcstaKO.etcandiiitdresff,
H. C. KOWKM. Co., Rutland, Vt.
Mention The National Tribunw.
"Well mado Sachet Powders retain their nirreeablft
odor for years whilo imparl intra delicious fragrance
to underclothinc. barj'UwCcuiefs. gloves, ribbons and
aro always acceptable holiday vrUta. Send for a obo
ouaco pru-fcetto bo forwarded by return nutiU Yoar
cnoico 01 ose,iienorrope. v loietanu iAventier, sects.
Address TUB riSKliiU aEU. CO., Lraf, 3AJJ3.
"1 iiininiiii mi iinn n 111
Mention Iho National Trlbon
E: A GCLB MlEFffiiSI:i
j .maninsouslness ever olTerea A (lOLIiM
e men. No cap.til rc.,uirl no prddi.ofr. J
vnuiumciuc i.-. pmis vniaaDie ihr rnauon, i
Jei1 VcrDWf.?r-4A,St3yDi'aO i
.iu particulars e rc. .tioiiumnn? IVnmMn I
o-.a -.is writ-... '-,j liuotu.i, jjuio. .
zuenuou The National Tribune.
SU5JJV && fi?-T!J Wowillsmarante
X.ycr.3 IT! Ull I 31s to anyone who Is
wUtlnicto work. Onr business is now, easy
ind very pleasant. Wo have aeents who
are clearlnir ST T it. rtnv nthAfv V n n-var.
in?r Wo furnish costly ontflt3 free to those who
mean business. For prodtabio and permanent worSt
wo havo aomcthins that ran not ho equaled. Write
to as. Address, H. A. ELUS & CO..
3 Gl La Salle St, Chlcaco, HL
Mention The National Tribune.
And STEREOPTICONS, all prlcw. Viaw3 nwtratnnj
every .abject Or PUBLIC EXHIBITIONS, etc .1
CZT A prottabla Rtutneat for a mat tott.t a matt cap CM. Alio,
lanuras Hrrno Arauemn6. L-I pigtj ClUIojco free
irswi-tk.ss- ijl.1, -6. ;"'" -. iHUSSUU atsjivtl
Jaenuoninc isauonai TrlDuna.
16 Pag03. Richly Illuat'rJ.
Everv sninMr contains nearlvJCO alr-
lUcrnonlt of tadfes and centlenwn wanUnt? to
correspond fw fan or matrimony. Sample)
copy, 1V. (.liver). Addrat.
HKART AND HAND. Chicago, 111.
Xarpo Bool:. Richly Illustrated,
37reo with over? ardor.
Mention The National XrlDuce.
Ht Inn Tnatantrolief. final euro in a few dav nnd nev
r I Jr ' returns; nopurca: nosalve; noeXESoaitory..
1 IlUUlJcmerty mailed free. Addreffs.
J . H. REEVES, 78 Nassau St. . New YorSt.
Mention Tlio Natlonp I Tribune.
1 A n ar-a1
JIUQTapiSr and lOOFasoyPlewrea
i-4 SmO au mUOIj;uni.byroall,12e.2ti,C0c.
H" Fun 'or Boys. Agt's cotly Sawpl OatsH i'r ee wit
every order. UVutniv lo.t .HirthtorU, ejoun.
Great Reduction I
ITfk FR'NGE. Hidden Namo andHoral
WW Cards, IOO Album I'lctores. Ntw
Samples and this limp, all IU cents.
Clinton A Co, North Iluvcn, Conn
OQ ZScunilfiil Sumplca, 2rr!nceA
OO llid.erj Nam?, wail IS Gold Lmoued
Souvenir Card. 10c DIXON Jt CO., Mendeo,CI.
t.r - . ,. ,rr.r IM.M c
43JO covixv outfit alalte:
IV. C. GK1MAV OLD fc CO., Ccnterbrook, Louis.
B Ufa If OF BEAUTIFUL SAMPLE CARDS.
iUU ttauu WOttJU. GJlIU. OHIO.
ftA5?T5C Set orSerap Picture-. one
1IIDDR.V SAME CKDH uj ..
:.ME CAKDH uj .rnti oudt, sit ttxoalr
CAFITOI. CARI COMPA-VY, ColamUj, OMa.
2 Ciold Itorder Hidden Name and Love LotterCords
O Samples and two ring. 10 rents.
Echo Card Co., Hiugniinm, Conn
Mention Th- National Trimo.
A Beautiful Plush Casket
1 . Vln. .LirMtnttlMlt fW.A ATV AfftltUllt.
inborn-cards. Seeit . nUino forLoTelv NswSans-
ploa and Outllk N. . CAliD CO., Wulllugford, Conu.
QQ all hidden name nnd Silk Fringe Cards, with
LL 34-page Aimpte boofe. Iicts.; 36 a of V. or G.A.R.
cards, lfic. Clinton llros., Clintonville, Conn.
AGENTS Wanted. 300 Scrap Pleturcs and
Agent's out tit for cents.
KAY CAltD CO., Clintonville, Ct
Tho finest Sample Book of Gold Beveled Edgo,
Hidden Name Cnrd3 over oilered with ajfentaout-
a .'c. stamp, t. . Card Co., Cadiz. O.
HN.wStvleXauioOtnH'il Auto. Ven, Itook Fd1ilWwA lan
inassof Iowrs,Aj,t'alSo.,ahl0c. Vaon ACo.FalrlIaves,C6nn.
t Searf or le Pin, 1 StsnoRlosr.TCiajed Hand
I Ruiz.ST 5 Scrap rkturei A Verwe.Swk rTktatlona
A 2!;au t jjuurla, Oo Tf. Aualln, iswi IlaveotCs.
H O AU Hidden Name Motto Cards, 100 Imp.
fl Scrap Pictures. Aonts Outilr. Jiniu
den Card Works, llunailwi. Conn.
Uful presents, tree to Agents.
New designs of Rotund Dovo Floral orap-PIo
ture Name Cards dift Agent's Sample hoolt, 5
cents. American Card Co., West Iluven, Conn.
NEW BOOK of latest stylo cards. Agents
full outfit for 2 mils.
OliiO CARD CO., Enfield, O.
rf i ! ii, 11 m i,i si ijiii.euwsn
3 CnutlfUI Cbrhlmaa Cardttereat IS reattle.AisvSampIe Book and
yJlfeM wfiiVR. ZEBRA'S
o 3kll .V; CZSfr.
ug f, fa si
D 3 H b u
VSV "u. -WlWvf JU