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THE NATIONAL TJ1IBUHE: WASHINGTON, D. 0.. THURSDAY, MAY 14, 1896.
lias bean unjustly criticized by some his
torians for being partially the cause of
the failure of this well-planned scheme,
and I have naturally felt a little sore
'over the adverse charges brought upon
Ti$,aud also from the fact that after
'eight hours of hard fighting I was taken
prisoner, with about 800 of ray com
' rades, and kept in the various rebel hell
holes for 10 months. 1 am prompted,
from the facts stated above, to write my
idea of this well-planned battle that
promised great results; not through a
desire to rush into print, or to unjustly
-criticize Generals in command, but to
place the blame whore I think it belongs,
and not upon any one regiment or di
vision, or, literally" speaking, the private
Eoldicr, who rushed into the thickest of
the fight, while the Department Com
mander and the corps command were
far back out of sight, instead of near
the scene of action, and Gen. Ledlie,
the Division Commander, lying- in a
I will commence my reminiscences by
giving a brief account of the
SEUVIOE THE .NINTH COErS
did prior to the mine explosion in front
of Petersburg, in the vicinity of the
On the night of the 16th of June,
1864, orders were given by Gen. Meade
for an attack to be made early on the
morning of the 17th, with a view of se
curing some of the enemy's strong de
fenses in front of Petersburg, Two di
visions of the Ninth Corps (Potter's
Second and Ledlie's Pirst) were chosen
to make the attack. At daylight the
assault was made with great fury, the
enemy was surprised, and his line swept
for more than a mile, they losing a large
number of prisoners, besides ammunition
On the 18th Gen. Meade ordered a
general assault, the Ninth Corps leading,
the object being to capture a piece -of
woods and a railroad cut on the Norfolk
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& Petersburg P. P. which was held by
the eueriij'. The fighting was fierce, the
rebel? desperately resisting every inch of
ground,;, but they -were finally driven
ottf jpf several redans and a long line of
brecfl wrks near the Hare house, after
wards Fort Steadmnn, and across the
railroad cut, and our lines extended and
stablisbcd within 128 yards of the ene
my's strongest works. s
The !Nintii Corps lost very benviry
during the throe days. Gen. Buraside,
iri"hfe "fiicial report, said: "No better
fighting- line been done during the war
than jvas done hy my divisions during
The -KATro2?AL Trikuxe of Nov.
10, 1892, iu a tabulated statement of
the losses of the Ninth Corps from June
15 to 30, 1864, says they wore 3,000 in
killed and wounded. It gives my regi
ment aidne (the 2d Pa. Prov. LL A.) the
credit of losing 246 men. It also states
that during the month of July the Corps
lost 4,151. My regiment lost during
the month 190 men.
Iu May of the Fame year (18G4), the
corps participated in the battles of the
"Wilderness, Spottpylvania, North Anna
River, and Cold llarbor, making some
long and rapid marches. During the
40 days siege of Petersburg prior to
the mine explosion, the corps occupied
the tranches near the enemy's lines.
They were constantly exposed to an
iucescani fire, which was kept up by the
enemy night and day, resulting in a
daily loss of from 40 to 60 men. Woe
betide the soldier, were he Yank or
vTohniry; who exposed any part of his
body. The hot rays of a June sun
were also very trying. We would suffer
from thirst until one of Our comrades
Yould get up courage enough to leave
the front line of woi-ks with six or eight
canteens strung on his arm,
IU.7T -ACUOS8 AX Ol'EX FLEI.P,
in plain sight of the enemy, and jump
down into a ravine to got thorn filled
For your rash venture you would
receive the " compliments " of several
rebel shstrpshootors. The writer of this
article inn the gantlet there several
times, and carries a minie-ball (in his
vest-jjoekut, though, he is happy to say)
ChiicSren Cry for
ball struck a rock and partly flattened
out, dropping down into the ravine near
the spring, where I picked it up.
The rebs always alluded to the Ninth
as " the "igger corps," from the
fact that the Pouith Division was com
posed of colored troops. They always
knew where the Ninth lay, and annoyed
us accordingly. Sleep under trying cir
cumstances was the feature within these
intrenchments. Though noise, danger,
and death were around us constantly
during these 40 days prior to the mine
explosion. The soldiers would quietly
repose while mortar-shells and cannon
balls were crushing into the embank
ments that stood between them and the
enenry, just for a little target practice.
The pesky little minie-ball, with, its
peculiar song and a zip-z-z-ze, was al
most a constant visitor.
Occasionally a mortar-shell would
drop right amongst us by way of a va
riation, and after the smoke had cleared
away some poor fellow would bo taken
to the rear, killed or wounded. Indeed,
ceaseless vigilance was the onty guaran
tee against injury at any point along
Shortly after the Ninth Corps had
gained this advanced position, Col. Hen
ry Pleasants, 4Sth Pa., who had been a
practical mine engineer in the anthracite
coal fields of Pennsylvania, and who
had recruited his regiment from the
Schuylkill coal regions, drew a plan of
running a mine under one of the rebel
forts, oie of the most formidable in
front of Petersburg, crowning the slope
100 yards from our advanced works,
which were just on top of the abrupt
embankment leading up from the ravine.
The deep ravine made tunneling very
favorable at this point.
A good idea, of this mine can be
formed by considering a tunnel in which
a mail could nearly stand erect, 170
yards long, with a lateral branch to
both right and left at the end, forming
an arc on each side. The termination
of the main stern wa3
U.VDEU THE SALIENT
of the Confederate -works known as
Pcgram's, and held by a battery of his
name, with Elliott's South Carolina Bri
gade as support. The fort was commonly
known, though, as Elliott's Salient.
These branches to the light and left at
the termination contained eight maga
zines, arranged in pairs side by side, con
taining 8,000 pounds of powder, the
same connecting throughout with a fuse,
and to be simultaneously ignited, the
powder running in troughs from the
mouth of the mine through the galler-.
When Col. Pleasants reached a point
underneath the Confederate works, the
noise above from spiking down a gun
platform in the rebel fort advised the
miners that the proper point had been
reached, and from this point they com
pleted the mine by running out wings to
right and left, conforming the same as
near as they could to the overhead
course of the menaced angle.
Col. Pleasants showed the plan first to
his division commander, Gen. Potter,
who in turn submitted it to Gen. 13urn
side, Ninth Corps, whose troops lay
directly in front of this section of the
line. The latter approved of it without
hesitation. Gen. Bumsidc then went
personally to City Point to confer with
Gen. Grant in regard to it Gen. Grant
approved of it, and Col. Pleiisants set
Gen. Meade, commander of the De
partment of Petersburg, and Maj. Duane,
Chief Engineer of the Army of the Poto
mac, were not informed of the project of
the mine until after Col. Pleasants had
commenced the work. They d'ul not ap
prove of it, but tolerated it and allowed
the work to go on.
It had been the intention of Gen.
Grant to make an assault on the enemy's
wTorks in the early part of July, but tlic
movement was deferred in consequence
of the work on the mine, the completion
of which was impatiently awaited. If
ever a man worked under discouraging
circumstances that man was Col. Pleas
ants. To he continued
sluncr at him in a vicious manner.
. '-r.Wv. JL JJ S A V
It was in 1870, when war had just been
MncMxihon had received orders to cross
the frontier, ami strike a decided blow
against the combined armies of North and
South German j.
In Paris, as indeed throughout the wholo
of France, everyone was in a-state of feverish
auxiety ; but in the jiny capital, the Parisi
ans endeavored to make tho days of suspense
pass more quickly by ftthuj the expected
One could hear the clinking of glnsses at
the outdoor restaurants, the music of the
cafcs-chanlanls, and the carriages filed inces
santly along tho broad avenue of the Champs
The theaters, too, were well patronized,
particularly one on the, Boulevards a certain
evening when Mile. Jeauuo de Bolnoy Was
to make her debut.
Tho papers had foretold a most brilliant
success for the beautiful young actress, who
was so marvelloualy gifted, and who would
no doubt become the star of the season.
She had chosen for her debut ' La Dame aux
Cameiias;" which tvaa at that time iu the
bight of its popularity, and the author him
self had said that tho role of Marguerite
might have been written for this talented
young actress, so admirably did it suit her
in every respect. From the very first act it
was quite evident that her beauty and her
taleut bad not been overrated.
The sight of her even had won all hearts.
A faultless figure, a delicate, refined fnce,
with lips which were at once proud and ten
der, eyes of deep blue with the most frank
expression, a perfectly-shaped head, and a
carriage which would have done honor to
At the sight of this exquisite creature a
murmur of approbation ran through the
house and interrupted, for a few seconds, tho
At the end of each scene the ovations in
creased, and afier the second act there was a
perfect explosion of applaue. Among those
who were most delighted at Jeanne's triumph
was n young man who belonged to the the
ater Louis JielcourL It was through his
influence that she bad succeeded in making
her debut, for the manager of this theater
always preferred pupils from the Conserva
toire. Louis had known and loved Jeanne from
boyhood, and there wassomcthiug infinitely
noble and touching in this devoted yet hope
less love. It was, indeed, of a kind rately
teen iu any man, for it had not blinded
him, and he could tee and admire the good
qualities of his rival the man to whom
Jeanne had given all her love.
It hnd been very romantic, the engage
ment of the beautiful young actress. A
sltort time before, at the Longchamps races,
she had been glancing at the grand stand,
where Napoleon III. and the Indies of tho
Court were seated, when suddenly eho be
came awaro of two handsome dark eyes
fixed upon her. She looked away, but as
though fascinated, a few minutes later she
glanced ajjain at the place behind the Court
ladies--, and she saw a military-looking aiau,
whose face was bronzed by the ton them bun,
and who had risen from hiB seat and was
gazing earnestly at her, as though bo loo
weie fascinated by some spell.
Not long after Roger de Morfeuille, officer
in the Emperor's rugiment, had discovered
who Jeanne was. It was an extraordinary
engagement; no word of the future had
beeu spoktn between them. Roger knew
that he would have to leave, for war had
been declared, and that until the result of
that warfehould be known he could promise
.nothing. The subject of the future was not
even broached between them. Jeanne ktiew
only that their path in life must be together;
she felt that it must beso, and there was no
need for words. Only when the terrible
purling came, when Roger had to leave to
join his regiment, he slipped a ring he always
wore on to her finger and look from hers one
for himself, and still no words were spoken
as to the future.
After the second act of the "Dame aux
Cameliap," wbrn the curtain had been low
ered for the sixth time, and Jeanne had for
the sixth time answered to the enthusiastic
recalls, she went slowly up to her room. She
felt oerwhelmed ; perhaps it was the excess
of bappinets at her good fortune which
"Shk is Overwhelmed by the News."
weighed on her like this. Roger knew that
it was the day of her dchiit; she felt certain
that, even amid the smoke of tho battlefield,
he would not forget it. She hardly dared,
own it even to herbclf, but all day she had
expected some little souvenir from him, sonio
sign or word of sympathy ; for was she not
too fighting a battle, one of those battles
which decided the bfe of individuals just as
much as Ins did that of nations? On open
ing her dressing-room door a Hash of min
gled triumph, love and pride came over her
as she caught sight of a telegram ou her
She closed her door quickly not noticing
that Louis Belcourt wasfollowing herquietly
along the corridor.
Suddenly, through the thick doors and
curtains, in the silence of the empty corridor,
Belcourt heard a fearful cry. It was so wild
and passionate that a shiver ran through
him. lie opened the door and was just in
time to catch Jeanne iu his arms. She was
livid with horror, and was clutching the fatal
telegram in her hands.
Just as be was wondering what to. do for
the best Jeanne's pallor gave way to a rush of
color to her cheeks. Sho read the telegram
to him : " We have been defeated at Wberth.
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" 'I If
1 They are taking me to a house near by.
PROM THE FRENCn
OF M. I3I.OWIT2L
Amputation probable. Pray for me. My
love, darling. Roger." Belcourt glanced
at the telegram and saw that it was unintel
ligible, but a kind of alphabet on the table
showed him that ithad been written by signs
Uc stood as though thunderstruck. Sud
denly Jeanne put on a hat and threw a long
brown cloak over her stage dress.
""What are you goiug to do?" he ex
claimed. " I am going to Roger! "
"Hut, in Heaven's name, Jeanne, stay a
little while. Tho curtain will bo going up.
Think what you aro doing. You will be
ruined you will spoil your whole life. Wait
till to-morrow!" ,.
"Listen," said Jeanne, in a clear, decided
tone. " It is now a quajtcr to ten. I know
there is a train fromTlho Garc de l'Est at
eleven, for I have sent my letters by a friend
of Roger's who is going by it. If you pre
vent my goiug by thai train, you sec this
dagger; well, I will kill myself with it!"
Louis stepped back, dszed and horror
struck, Jeanne opened the door, went quickly
out by a back door, and Louis followed her,
watched her hail a cab, and drive away.
When Belcourt re-entered the theater ho
found everyone behind the scenes in a terri
ble state of excitement.
Mile, de Ilolney conld not be found. The
house was impatient, and the manager des
perate. He was sending for the police that
sho might be found and arrested. Sud-.
dculy Belcourt, at the idea of the possible
"You Are Fuck, Louis," Sue Said.
fatal consequences ot Jeanne's flight, deter
mined on a bold move. 4
He stepped up to ofae of his friends who
had been taking part'in tbeplay, whispered
to him, and appcarcdUo bo begging him to
consent to what be aiked.1-
Finally iho iriend fielded, opened the door
and. walked toward 'Hhe rtagc. Then Bel
court pushing away the Director and Stage
Manager, who attempted to stop him, gavo
the signal to lift tho curtain, and appeared
himself beforo tho house. A deep silence
ensued. "Ladies and gentlemen," snid Belcourt,
"Mile, do Bolncy has received a telegram
announcing that there has been a disaster
on the German frontier and our array ha
sustained a defeat. She is overwhelmed by
the news, and we must ask you to have
patience until she feels able to continue her
A dismal silence followed these words.
Belcourt's friend now stepped forward and
oxecnted the order he had received:
"We, too, are surely as good patriots as
Mademoiselle de IJolney! Surely tho play
ought not to be finished befure a French
audience, who have just heard that our army
Cries of " Bravo ! " were he&rd, and, unani
mously, the whole bouse rose aud prepared
to leave the theater.
Belcouit h:id saved tho honor of Jeanne
and of the theater.
The rumor of the defeat of Rcichshoffen,
which the Government was keeping Fecret,
was soon spread abroad in Paris by the
speclato-s who had beard it from Belcourt,
aud the news caused a fearful calm in the
Belcourt had been congratulated by all
the authorities of the theater on his happy
idea, but just as he was preparing to leave
the theater that same night he was seized
by a police official and conducted to tho
Mazas Prison on a charge of "having di
vulged a State secret," a crime always pun
ished at least by bard labor, and, iu time of
war, by death.
For more than a month Eelconrt had been
in Mazas Prison, with nothing to look for
ward to but dishonor or death. He had
been questioned over and over again as to
how ho had discovered tho secret, but in
vain; nothing could induce him to give any
details, for lie did not know whether Jcauno
would forgive him for having said so much
aa he had. The next day sentence was to be
passed upon him.
Successive defeats had embittered the
minds of his judges, and itwus pretty sure
that he had little chance of getting off with
out paying the full penally of his crime.
Belcourt was thinking sadly of his hopeless
love for Jeanne, which had caused him to
act as he bad done in Hrder to pave her.
Afflicts nearly everyone at Ibis ser.son. Some
men aud women ondeavor temporarily to
overcome it by great iorco of will. But
this is unsafe, as it Iiulls powerfully upon
tho nervous system,, which will not long
stand such strain. That tired feeling is
a positive proof of
Thin, ImpVtaT' Blood ;
for, if the blood is rich, red, vitalized, and
vigorous, it imparts life and energy to evory
nerve, organ and tissue of tho body. Tho
necessity of taking Hood's SarsapariJIa for
that tired feeling is, Iherofort), apparent.
I Ilic Ono Tnif IJInoil PnriUer. All (IriiKgiifs.
Li ,- - .. ? .- PHlJl-vCuro Llvr IIIh: easy to
v.i i m s n . 1 1 itf m r
IVVU v3 L tS2Jf
take, easy to operate. 23c
uhen suddenly the door of hi3 cell opened
and tho porter announced: "Madame tho
Countess de Morfeuille." It was Jeanne
her elf, dieted iu the deepest mourning.
Her beautiful hair had somo silvery
threads, her face was cold and severe as
marble, her boantiful month was rigid, her
rys seemed to be gazing at some invisible
object, aud she had a deathly palor such aa
ono sees on the faces of those who have re
ceived some mortal wound.
It was pathetic to tee so fair and so yonng
a girl in such hopeless despair, and Belcourt
was deeply touched by it.
" You arc free, Louis," alio said, gently but
sadlj-. " Tho Empress herself has nakvd for
your release. Thank you so much, my friend,
for all you did for me. I came directly I
heard of your imprisonment. My husband
had only jut been brought homo aud buried
Very scon after Jeanne returned to her
husband's stately home, that she might visit
daily the tomb of him sho had so dearly
loved, and who had married her on his death
bed. When Louis hnd tried to console her and
gently hinted that she was too young to go
through the rest of her life alone, sho had
"Do not ever spunk to mc of anyone els?.
I will hve and die the widow of Jigger, and
will certainly never be anyone else's wife."
It was thus that a great artiste was lost
to tho French stage, but the memory of that
dcbuL wid never be lost to any of tho3C who
witnessed it Strand Magazine, by permis
sion of the International Xcica Co.
Editor National Tribune: Will you pub
lish in your paper, or inform mo whero I can
procure them, tho lines of tho song "Hull's
Victory," or tho battle between tho Constitu
tion and the Gnorriere, tho English frigate. I
used to know tho linos somo 50 years ago, but
have Leon unnblo to find them in print in any
form for many years. Tuos. B. BniOGS, U. S.
A., Dolavan, III.
Thcro were a number of songs writton and
sung over this first great achievement of our
infantNavy. Lossing gives fragmcutsof three
different songs. EditoiioSiationalTribune.
"Lonjr ttio tyrant of our coast
Kctencri tlio famous Gucrricrc;
Our Illtlo navy Alio defied,
I'ubltc ship mid privixlccr;
On licrsniK in letter red.
To our Captains were displayed
"W'onin of wnrniiiir, words of drcud:
'All who meet mc Imvo n care!
1 am Enulntid'a aucrriore.''
"Clcnr ahlpfor notion !' sounds tho bonUwntn'g
' Clcnr ship for notion ! ' bis three mimica bawl.
Swift round Iho deck aeo wnr's) dread weapons
Ami floating ruins strew tho wntcry world.
'All hands to qiinrlvr-! ' fore nnd uft-rcaotinda.
Thrills from the life, and from this driuU'Jiond
From crowded hatchways nenrcs on scores nrise,
Spring up thoshrond, nnd vntilt Into tho skies.
Firm nt Ids rjimricrs each hold ji"er stands.
Tho death-fraught lightning Hashing from his
"Then up to each mast-head ho straight sent a
Which shows on tho ocean n proud Rrllish brag;
Hut Hull, hein;: pleasant, ho sont up but one.
And told every eenmun to stnnd truo to his gun."
'Quick ns lightning, nnd fatal as its dreaded
death on tho Gucrriero did
While the croans of tho dying were heard on the
Tho word wne, 'Take nlm, boys, nway with tho
The genius of Brilnln will long rtto tho day.
Tho Ouerrlnro 'a n wreck In tho trough of the sen:
Her laurols nro withered, h-r bo.iitiiitf ia dono;
SubmisMl ve. to Iccward'aho tires her last gtm." Old
"JVsnc did ho maul nnd rako her,
Thnt tho decks of Captain Dacro
Were in such a woful peklo
An if Dcalli, with scythe nnd trickle.
With his sling or with his shaft,
Had cut his harvest fore nnd aft.
Thus, in thirty minutes, ended
Mischiefs that cqtild not ho meudod;
lUaMtS. nnil ynrd, nnd ships, descended.
All to David Jones's locker
fciuch n ship in such a pucker! "
. it ju
Thl Hrlton oft hnd made his boast
He'd with his crow, n chosen ho3t,
l'our fell destruction round our couat,
Aud work n revolution;
Urged by hi pride, n challenge sent
Hold Rmlscn. in tho President,
Wishing- to meet
Or one hlsrqiial from our fleet
Such wns tho Constitution."
BY THOMAS CAI.VER.
As pome great onk, thnt lMs its rugged form
And Hprends it nruis, upon tho mountain': crest,
WithMnnds Iho blows of fiercest raslnp; storm
While huddled flocks within Its shelter rest;
And then, while sunshlno rIMs tho scones around,
By lightning lurking In a pnasing cloud
Its henrt la cloft from top to parent ground.
Its robe of vorduro burut to rusty shroud :
So Lincoln stood through War's tempestuous
His country's honor sheltered in his heart.
Upon his station's bights, unswerved, sublime
By Ilenven for potent purpose set uparl;
And ns ho saw tho nngry clouds rotire.
His trust yet pnfcly to his bosom borne,
Then fell tho lightning stroke, with mission dlro
That left a Nation's soul with anguish torn.
The pathos of the gaunt nnd lowering form,
Tho modest ways, tho martyr's mournful oyes.
Might well linvo filled tho blackest heart with
I2rc it could bid the smiting hand to rise;
Tho witchery of the pnthetic smile
Thnt told tho story of the burdened mind
In reason's light had fulled not to bcgttllo
The morbid murderer to mood more kind.
Tho mountnln path to danger often trends,
For envy's arrow socks n lofty mark;
A ruler loved and blest by foes nnd friends
May stir the Ire of minds with madness dark
Until they reck not what thoir acts mny brine;
Of peril to the welfare of the Stnte ;
Nor care they ns destruction's shaft they fllnc;
How great tho damage, if it but be great.
Immortnl Lincoln I For his strength nhovo
The Nation's needs bo his the. Nation's prnlso!
But yet it is his wenkor side wo love,
His sweet humanity ntid simple wnya;
And though thnt strength of soul aud norvo and
A Nation saved nnd cnlmcd n Nation's fenrs,
In his kind henrt and tender oyes we find
Tho charm thnt yet brings forth a Nation's tenrs.
Oncer Dogs from A.sin.
St. raul Pioneer Press.
Jay Sedgwick, of Tacoma, was in St. Paul
recently, and had with him a couple of ani
mals belonging to the canine aperies, the
like of which has not been beforo seen on
the continent of North America. Ho held
them in chains, though the beasts were en
tirely inoffensive, and he would not lose
sight of them, for they wore rare enough to.
bo taken earo of. They were "wnnks," a
bpecies of dog peculiar to the interior of the
continent of Asia, and the first of their kind
ever brought to America.
The nnimalo were peculiar in that they
have faces of bears aud the bodyot the com
mon dog. One was entirely black, and the
color extor.led to the mouth, his tongue be
ing aa black a3 though (lipped in an ink
well. The other was whitish. The animals
looked very like woolly Spitz dogs, rud
were entirely domesticated. They are to
the Tartars what tho colhe is to ibe sheep
herd, of Scotland. Of peculiar interest are
they to the Northwest, because their kind
have sacrificed their coats for many years to
make the dogskin coals that have beou so
much used iu the Northwest during the last
Ofllcliil ISiittlonclrt Map of Virginia.
A splendid battlefield map in four colors,
showing all tho most famous bnttlefields of tho
Virginias and a completu Hat of 430 battles and
skirmishos, with dates, compiled from the ofii
cial war records, will bo mailed to any address
on receipt of 25 coats in stamps. Address U.
L. Truitt, N. W. P. A., Cues. & Ohio lly. 231
Clark St., Chicago, 111.
(Continued from first page.)
afterward resorted to by the miners.
As Marshall himself was working in this
ditch, he ohserved particles of yellow
metal, which ho gathered up in his hand,
when it seemed to have
SUDDENLY FLASHED ACROSS HIS 3IIND
THAT IT WAS OOI.D.
After picking up aboutan ounce, he
hurried down to the fort to report to
Capt. Sutter his discovery. Capr. Sutter
himself related to me Marshall's account,
saying that, ns he sat in his room at the
fort one day in February or March, 1848,
a knock was heard at his door; and he
called out, "Come in." In walked
Marshall, who was a half-crazy man at
best, but then looked strangely wild.
"What is the matter, Marshall?"
Marshall inquired if anyone was within
hearing, and began to peer about the
room, and look under "the bed, when
Sutter, fearing that some calamity had
befallen the party up at the saw-mill,
and that Marshall was really crazy, be
gan to make his way to the door, de
manding of Marshall to explain what
was the matter. At last he revealed I113
discovery, and laid before Capt. Sutter
the pellicles of gold he had picked up
in the ditch. At first, Sutter attached
little or no importance to the discovery,
and told Marshall to go back to the
mill, and say nothing of what he had
seen to Mr. Wimmer or anyone else.
Yet, a3 it might add value to the loca
tion, he dispatched to our Headquarters,
at Monterey, as I have already related,
the two men with a written application
for a pre-emption to the quarter-section
of land at Coloma. Marshall returned
to the mill, hut could not keep out of
his wonderful ditch, and by some mean3
the other men employed there learned
his secret. Then they wanted to gather
the gold, and Marsh nil threatened to
shoot them if they attempted it; but
these men had sense enough to know
that if " placer" gold existed at Coloma,
it would also be found further down
stream, and they gradually "prospected"
until they reached Mormon Island, 15
miles below, whero they discovered one
of the richest placers on earth. These
men revealed the fact to some other
Morinons who were employed by Capt.
Sutter at a grist-mill he wa3 building
still lower down the American Fork, and
six miles above his fort. All of them
struck for higher wages, to which Sutter
yielded, until they asked S10 a day,
which he refused, and tho two mills on
which he had spent so much money were
never built, and fell into- decay.
- To be continued.
"All is not
Your pleasure and safe
ty depend on knowing
what is under enamel
and nickel Before you
Buy a Bicycle. & $ &
No question about Col
umoias. If vou are
able to pay $JG0 for a bicycle,
why buy any but a Columbia?
See the Catalogue.
Free if you call on
the agent. By mall
for two 2-cent stamps
Branch Houses and ARencies are almost
everywhere. If Cbhimbias arc not properly
represented in your vicinity Jet us know.
All Columbia BIcyclei are fitted -with
HnRTFOHD SIHGLE-TUBE TIHES
U-lUJJ OUIIOP TIKCS ASt ASKED fCR.
VE KNOW 0 TIRES SO GOOD AS HARTFOROS.
Opinions rendered astothe novelty
nd patentability of inventions and validity
of patents. Rejected pplications press-
cuted. All business relating to patonts
Bromptly attended to.
Suffiww's of Ind
Survivors (or their -widows) of the INDIAN "WARS lelow enumerated may be pen
sioned if a bill which the Senate Committee ou Pensions has unanimously reported favor
ably, and which has been favorably reported by the Hou3c Committee on Pensions, should
become :i law.
This bill proposes to pension those survivors of the Indian Wars specified who had a
service of 30 days or more, aud who were honorably discharged under the United States
military, Territorial, or provisional authorities in these wars; viz., thePlorida and Georgia
Seminole Indian war of 1SI7 and 1818; the Fevre Indian warof Illino's of 1827; the Sabine
Indian disturbances of lS'JG and 1837; the Cayuse Indian war of 1S47 and 1848 on the
Pacific Coast; the Texas and New Mexico Indian war of 18-19 to 1855; the California In
dian disttnbauces of 1851 and 1852; the Utah Indian disturbances of 1350 to 1353;
the Oregon nnd "Washington Territory Indian wars from 1851 to 1S5S, inclusive ; the
Seminole Indian wars in Florida from 1842 to 1358 ; and, also, to include the surviving
widows of auch oflicers and enlisted men,provided such widows have not remarried.
If those who aro within tho provisions of this bill will answer the questions below
asked, and mail the same to the undersigned, their cases will receive immediate considera
tion iu the event of the enactment of this measure.
"What is yonr fulL name? Answer
Full name of the soldier? Answer
From what County and State enlisted? Answer
Iu what company and regiment enlisted? Answer
For what period enlisted? Answer
Name of some company or regimental
"When enlisted ? lusicer
"When discharged? fairer.
The rate of pension nnder this bill will be 3 per month, and the fee for collecting
the pension will bo that provided by law.. No person now receiving a pension of $3 or
more a month will bo benefited by tho passage of this bill, and such pensioners hhould
not reply to this advertisement.
My facilities for the successful prosecution of claims are not excelled by those of any
other attorney or Gnu of attorneys. I claim a tllorough knowledge of tho practice, based
upon :!0 year of active experience, during which period I have successfully prosecuted
more claims before the Pension Bureau than any other attorney in the United States.
Thcie will be no lee unless tne pension ue
A H 'i-J !1. ft 3l iL I
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
1729 Now York Ave.-iLemon eunaingj,
WASHINGTON, D. C.
MONEY MADE IN A MINUTE.
I have not matte torn limn $ 1(5-00 any tay while sell
lsc Ontrif ami lew Crwwn Frewwrs. Any one should
make from J.' 10 j.s A ly 5l)lnff cram ami from )7 to
$10 .vllln:; trfeews, aa It la such a wonlr. thrj Is
always ft rowt Wftntlnir erwiin. You can frewte
cream cteRAntly In one minute, ami thnt a(onMir4
people, so they all wnut to tK It, ami then many of
them biiy freezer, an th crottn smooth ami per
fectly frofen. Kvpry fratnwr h Ktwrwiiteeil to frvvze
cr-am perfcUy In one mfnnt. Any on can soil Ico
cream and the freezer sells ItseIC My stater makes
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lawl Ave., iHMtoH A.. ltwrs. ta., whl mail you full
pnrtteuiars ftee. so yott can go K work and make lota
of money anywhere, aa wttn one freeaer y ho mako
a Admired jplloiof cream a day; or, f yea wt, taey
will hire yon on a salary.
need not bo doscribod to thoso who hT70
thorn. Tho discomfort and annoyanca
13 w-ll known. It is not howevor so Kn
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Is crtusod and a;ravated by reasons
other than through cold.
' Dr. Peter's
tho old Swiss-Gorman remedy has
proved Its worth In over 100 years of
popular use. It thoroughly (liters tho
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cntfre system. Seldom fails to cure all
disease caused by Impoverished orlm-
Kure blood pr from disordered stomach.
fo drug-store medicine; is sold
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Persons llvlnc whero there- are no
ngent.s for Dr. Peter's Blood Vitallzer
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33-cont trial bottles direct from the
proprietor. ThlH offer can only bo ob
tained onco oy tno same person.
Write to DR. PETER FAHRNEY,
i!3 and 114 So. Hoyna Ave., CHICA98.
LEGS & AR8VSS,
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New Patents of Sept. 17th. 1895.
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