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mcn -well provided with all the neces
KiriestrFesh, and spoiling for a fight
should tie sent via Washington by rail,
was one -of the things " no fellow could
Z'AYe made good time on our return,
,6Qine days doing a 30-mile march. Our
route lay through Catielt's Station, Ivec-
torvilIt?rand Manassas Gap.
Early on the morning of the 30th of
3Mav our. advance reached Front Roj'al.
The Confederate troops there were not
expecting us. WTc captured nearly all
-of the 12th Ga and would have taken
their cavalry and artillery had our
'cavalry force been sufficient
Our prisoners were herded in a large,
barn-like structure that the rebels had
built the previous year for a hospital.
"With that humanity that always char
acterized the treatment of prisoners
by Union soldiers, the Johnnies were
allowed the privilege of poking their
heads out of the windows and indulging
in badinage and exchange of compli
ments with squads of Union Eoldiers
beyond the guard-line.
In one of these groups was an Irish
recruit fresh from the " ould sod."
Among the Confederates in one of the
DISCOVEltrD A FKTEKD.
Their recognition seemed to be mutual.
"Amli," Pat ! " and is that you?"
from the Union side.
" Deed it is, Moike," from the Con
federate. "And p'hat brings you there,
"Yore murthcrin' Yankees over
"And p'hat are ve fjirhtin' agin the
ould flag for, Pat?"
"And what makes you fight agin the
" Hah, bad luck to your dirty rag,
This evidently nettled the jEIesian
"Phat brings 3011 down, here with
Ihim thavm' Yankees to stale our
"Divil the nagur yer ever owned,
Pat, to stale."
This argumentum, ad Jioviinctn si
lenced the Confederate.
Our baggage-train had not been able
to keep up with, the column, and our'
rations were exhausted. 1 ne prospect of
going to bed hungry was very good.
Some of the boys in prospecting around
found an old mill down by the river in
Tvkich there was a considerable quantity
of flour stored. It wa& really Confeder
ate Quartermaster's stores, but the
honest old miller claimed it as his own
private property. He was not averse to
selling some of it at a good round price.
To the query whether he would rather
have Yankee money or Confederate he
informed us that he was a good Union
man and for- himself he was willing to
take Yankee money, but when " you'uns
goes away we'uns can't use you'uns
money, so I'd rayther have Confederate
This was just what the boys wanted.
GrtriiA nnv nnnrnlncnonte nor! rannnf It
returned from Baltimore and had
brought with them a plentiful supply of
"iac-simile" Confederate notes. Word
was sent around the camp to gather this
up and come to the mill. The honest
miller did a lively business that after
noon, she boys were very particular
toatnpjusson him that it was genuine
fac-piJe Confederate scrip." The
old man doubtless thought that " fac
simile " was a
takkt;e sweab word;
at hat, he did not " catch on."
soon his flour was moving in all
tions, and he was raking m a fortune in
Confederate money. The boys were not
at all particular about the denomination
of a bill, and did not ask for change.
For 2-1 hours that miller was one of
the nchej-t men in the Confederacy, and
tl)cuhe discovered the trick that had
be'eff played on him and promptly com
plained to Gen. Shields. Uncle Jimmy
was enraged, and swore that he would
punish the " spalpeens " that had robbed
a good Union man. He accompauied
the old miller through the camp to
identify some of the perpetrators of the
trick. He was not long in finding
Eeverar engaged in converting Confeder
ate flottr in the shape of slapjacks into
gtfod Union soldier.
These were summoned to Headquar
ters. " Tfiere they told their story of how
the old l&llow had preferred Confeder
ate money to Yankee, and that he had
becVj tdid the notes were fac-simile.
Uncle Jfimmy dismissed . the old rebel
with an Irish blessing. Some 20-odd
years agh, when claims for damages done
to property of Union men in the South 1
during the war were piling up in Con
gress, if I am not mistaken, a claim for
the value of that identical flour was pre
sented. If it was alio tvud, the old miller
doubtless preferred to take "you'uns"
money instead of " we'uns."
AVc Iay at Front Royal three days
awaiting marching orders; or perhaps'it
would be more in accordance with facts
to say that we were 'awaiting, develop
ments. , Jn the meantime 20,000 men
inder 2$cDowell had arrived by rail at
Fruiitflfeyal. The pi m of the campaign
as ouiJed by the 'resident and the
War ilartmcnt was for Shields's com
mand to join Fremont, who had been
ordered to move from Franklin down
the Yalley by way of .Harrisonburg and
Kew Market to Sfcnxsburg to cut off
Jackson 'e retreat McDowell was to
jf rCDVEXT HIS ESCAPE
by-the.jLuray Yalley. Fremont, the
Pathfinder, got lost, or rather the War
Department lost track of him. On
May 27 he turned up at Moorefield,
two good days' march from the line of
Jscksxms retreat, and the Shenandoah
RFotmiain range between him and the
lacc where he should have been. He
reached Slrasburg June 1, in time to see
the rear-guard of Jackson's army moving-
up the Yalley.
Children Cry for
Shields's Division, in its usual light
marching order, began its march up the
Luray Yalley June 2, running a race
on parallel lines with Jackson, who was
moving up the Shenandoah Valley. The
sound of cannonading between Fre
mont's advance and Jackson's rear
guard kept us informed each day of how
the race was progressing.
Through some strange oversight of
the Union General, a small force of
Jackson's cavalry had been allowed to
burn all the bridges across the south
fork of the Shenandoah River between
Front Royal and Port Republic We
reached Luray to find the White House
Bridge burned, the river bank-full, and
no means to cross over to. the western
vallev to reinforce Fremont.
The inhabitants of the Luray Yalley,
like their neighbors of the Shenandoah,
were intensely disloyal. To find any
one who even professed Union senti
ments was very rare. When we
marched down the Yalley a few weeks
before on our way to Fredericksburg,
passing by a farmhouse in the lower
part of the Yalley, the young ladies of
the household came to the front door
and waved a little Union flag that for
more than a year they had kept con
cealed. We cheered them roundly.
On our leturn we looked for some
demonstration from this household.
There was none. The sorrowful counte
nances of the family showed plainly
that some disaster had happened. In
quiry elicited the information that after
we left the Yalley and the
KEI1KT.S TOOK POSSESSION",
some of their Secession neighbors had
taken the father of the family from his
home at night to the woods and hung
him like a dog.
Had our military authorities in the
early part of the war adopted a policy
of retaliation like that adopted by Gen.
Sherman in the Carolinas when some of
Summoned to Headquarters.
his foragers were brutally murdered,
therwouId have been less atrocities
perpetrated upon Union men in the
From Luray we moved up the Yalley
to the site of the Columbia Bridge.
Jackson had burned this bridge. We
halted here three days while our engi
neers were trying to construct a floating
bridge to cross our force over the river.
The undertaking failed. The current of
the river was too swift.
Jackson having passed us in .the race,
the Third and Fourth Brigades were
advanced to Conrad's Store, about 15
miles below Port Republic Here
Shields's order reached Gen. E. B. Tyler
to proceed with the Third and Fourth
Brigades to Waynesboro on the Vir
ginia Cent-al Railroad to intercept
Jackson. The supposition no doubt
was when the order was issued that
Jackson would continue on the road
leading from Harrisonburg to Staunton.
Tyler was to destroy the bridges and
railroad at Waynesboro and prevent
Jackson's forces from reaching Rich
mond. This attempt to throw two small bri
gades of less than 3,000 men all told 50
miles from any supports in front of an
army of 15,000 men was of a piece with
all the other strategic movements of this
mismanaged campaign. Carroll's Bri
gade moved promptly on the evening of
the 7th, and Tyler's Brigade were under
orders to move at 4 a. m. the next morn
incr. The wagons were parked, and all unfit
for duty were ordered to remain with the
wagons. From exposure and sleeping in
wet clothes, I had contracted a severe
attack of rheumatism. Through the
connivance of a friendly teamster I had
succeeded in getting 1113- blankets and
accouterments hauled in a baggage
wagon , and in light marching order3 1
had been able to keep with the column
on our march up the Yalley. Itfot wish
ing to be classed with the unfits, or
misfits, I buckled on my accouterments
and reported for duty.
On our march up the Valley we had
been on short rations. Our rations for
this march were four small crackers each.
On these we did two days' marching and
fought a battle. We were constantly
on the lookout for something eatable to
reinforce our scanty rations. My partner,
Grahill, (now Maj. Grabel, Director of
the Michigan Soldiers' Home,) and I
secured a haversack of shorts from, an
old mill on the Shenandoah. Shorts or
middlings are or were (they are not made
now) a cross between bran and white
flour without the good properties of either.
1 hail secured a battered coflce-pot our
only cooking utensil and Grabill car
ried the shorts.
When the advancing column halted
for refreshments we boiled a pot of shorts,
and ate the sticky mess with chips for
spoons starched our stomachs to stiffen
our courage. Thcrbhorts were moldy,
and, eaten without sugar or salt, left an
impression on the palate that you yearned
to be rid of. On such stuff did our
patriotic soldiers feed that they might
lighten the expenses of the war.
ITo be continued.
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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHING$p . D. CL THURSDAY. MAY 28, 1896.
Joan was writing letters on pale-pfnk
nolcpaoer. She had finished three, and
there were nine more to be done.
"IF it wasn't for my new muslin I would
try to bear it stoically," she said, and
smudged. a line with her sleeve; "but the;
thought of the wasted labor in these frills
will embitter my whole existence bother!"
The concluding expletive was called forth
by the sight of the smudge.
" If only the jellie3 weren't made," Ella
said. "That's what I mind most. Tha
pineapple one was really beyond every
thing." In the armchair -there was a wet hand
kerchief and n crumpled girl in a short
" It's wicked," she said ; " it's cruel. The
only pleasure of my holidays. I've dreamed
about it every night. Aud school next
week. No boats, or anything !"
Joan had smudged another sheet. She
poshed the desk, away pettishly. " I'm not
Koinu to write any more of the horrid
"If only you weren't such prudes," the
girl in the armchair said. "Do you im
agine you're in a box, and all Australia
is leveling its opera glass at you who'd
care ? "
"You're only a silly school girl, Thea
think of the poople we've asked why, the
Delany girls would faint at the idea of a
picnic without a chaperoup. There's no
help for it. Do you think I'm not as dis
appointed as you are?"
The picnic they had planned and dreamed
of, cooked for, lived for, must at the laat
moment be declared "off."
The lady who was to have chaperoned the,
party had been inconsiderate enough, to
spraiu her ankle just when all arrangements
had been completed.
Try as thty would they-could not fill up
the place, and among all iheir acquaintances
in the district there was not one married
lady obligingly disengaged, enough to come
and play propriety lor them on such short
Their father and mother hid gone for a,
Christmas trip to Tasmania, and ghen per
mission for the picnic, only provided it was
suitably chaperoned. Clearly, they could
not go without a lady of a certain age, more
especially ax it would be a public holiday,
and the Panamatta lliver would be alive,
"I'd like to know what good they do,"
Thru said in a voice-so witherft.ir tha even
her tears checked themselves. "Why, last
holidays, at the Giesham'd picnic, there
were three cuapeiones ; hut it didn't prevent
our Jack from squeezing Nellie Alton's
hand, for I s.tw hiiu."
"Our Jack" entered just in time to catch
the last sentence, and to projecta sofa cush
ion at the speaker.
"Sheep dog at your service," he said, and
minced across the 100m. He was dressed in
a long skirt of his mother's, with a fashion
able jacket left uiibattoned, and n boa of
black lace around his neck.
There was a grav, amazingly natural
looking wig on Ins head, and surrounding it
a black jet bonnet with an aigrette aud long
st rings. A vail and pair of eyeglasses, a few
deJtly painted wrinkles aud a languid smile
completed his "get up."
Thea fell upon bis neck, regardlcsyof the
d fiident security of the bonnet
" You darling-," .she sobbtd, "O, you dear
1)03', you trump, you brick, Jack."
And that ia bow it happened, that the
party wa chaperoned by a clean-shaven hoy
of 22. They introduced biiu as Aunt Ein
melina, and he bowed beautifully or shook
their bauds gently and murmured couect
little society nothings.
But vt first Aunt Emmelina considered
she had been unfairly used.
The girls had said Es;her ITardress, the
-present goddess of their brother's somewhat
mutable affections, could not possibly come,
as she caught the measles from her little
brother and was in bed.
Hut when the morning came and the
people began to assemble at the big bouse on
the hill, in walked Esther in a cool, white
dress and a sailor hat.
Joan introduced them. "My dear friend
" I heaid you had the measles, my dear,"
Aunt Emmelina said, in a thin old. voice.
She retained the hand, in us while snede
glove, with all the tender solicitude of a
chaperon of 40 years' standing.
"O, no, it w;h Ed th who caught them,
my .sister, not J," Esther said.
She managed to get her hand away, and
moved across the veranda, to he instantly
surrounded by the officers and the bank
Aunt Emmelina went tbrongrrtheFrench
window into the breakfast room, a sulky
look on her nice old face.
Auut Emmelina stoodn moody silence,
uer uacK 10 uie ureiess grate, lliea eanie
in, all arms and legs aud beaming smiles.
"Where's your corkscrew?'' she saidi
"Why, what's the matter, Jack?" The last
word was whispered.
"O, confound it all," Aunt Emmelina
said, and puahed up her veil, regardless of
Thea weuL up to him and put her lips to
"It's Esther, isn't it?" she said.
".Mind your business," be answered, and
turned shaiply on his heel, forgetful of his
But Thea followed him up.
"Sometimes cbapeions kiss the girls good
by," she whispered and fled out again among
Aunt Emmelina put her Tail down care
fully, she arranged her curls with diligence,
aud set her bonnet straight. There was a
smile in her eyes behind the glasses. After
all there might be some enjoyment in the
Esther had evinced careless disregard for
his aident admiration lately, though once
she had received it almost graciously.
As "Jack" he would have been pushed
aside to make room for the squatter, jof
whom he had istispicions, for the oflicers, eveu
for the bank clerk.
As "Auut Emmelina " he might have the
felicity of touching that white, beautiful
hand of hers often; he might even put his
arm arouud her waist in a motherly kind of
So they set out. And surely in all the
annals of chaperoudom there had never been
quite such a charming, gentle, entertaining
old lady as Aunt Emmelina.
" Come and hit here, my dear," she said, as
Either was guided carefully into the boat by
the bank clerk. "Come and tell me about
poor little brother."
Ehtuer took the place rather unwillingly.
She had promised to sit on the same seat as
the squatter while the bank clerk rowed.
Thetc were three other boats, and Jack
had seen that the good rowing men were
equally distributed in them. In his own,
however, the bank clerk was a very poor
oarsman, and the f-quatter a great deal out
of practice, so they were left somewhat be
hind. Just past Hunter's Hill a great sailing
boat came hearing fown upon them, and a
steamer w.is close behind, but no one had
noticed such details until it was almost too
Then the hank clerk grew pale and
splashed frantically with his onrt.atid the
girl with the steering lines lost her Lead aud
:orgot which side shu should pull.
The young De'any giil with beautiful4
wisdom stood up in her place and screamed.
Esther gave a little gasp aud clung to the
friendly arm beside her.
But Aunt Ehimeliua thrust her roughly
aBide and almost fell across the boat to tlw
middle seat She swept the, bank clerk out
of his place iuto a feeble astonished heap,
seized the oars, aud with a couple of pow"
erful strokes swung tnS boat round oat.of
Afterwards the bank? clerk had a confused
remembrauce of beirIgHlleda"cjufounded
young idiot," and he resented it with an air
bf dignified surprise toward, the chaperon
for the rest of tho day. tf
Aunt Emmelina resigned the oars to the
squatter when theyspre in clear water
again, and seemed mnch troubled because,
she had burst her blacky kid gloves. She
smiled at the surprise of the party at her
act, and said simply stie had been used to
the management of .boots since her earliest
"When the meal wjjs,oyqr Annt Emmelina
felt very much whatispbpnlarly known as
"out of it."
Aunt Emmelina was dying for a smoke.
If she could have talked to Esthershe would
have sacriGced tho desire, but as it was sho
merely anathematized the squatter and kept
lingering the pipe and tobacco pouch she
had carefully put in her pocket, tilL ahe
could resist no longer.
"Would you like to come ontjrfi-ooat
with me, my child?" she said at last
gently to Thea, who was feeling somewhat
exhausted alter a prolonged attack npon
Everyone remarked how well the old lady
pulled, and Ella waved a relieved farewell
from the shore.
AuutEtnnielina rowed ata rate that would
have fairly electrified the picnickers could
they have seen. Then she gave the oars to
Thea, subsided into the bottom of the boat,
lighted her pipe, and had a luxurious smoke
that soothed her injured feelings and ruilled
nerves into placidity again.
"It isn't many brothers would do what
I've done for you girls," she said, as Thea
1)U lied back again some hours later.
Two or three of the girls, Esther among
them, had strolled some distance away and
were standing oa a bowlder idly throwing
stones in the dancing water and watching
A frightened scream broke tho hot, quiet
air ocr tho river. Two of the girls were
running frantically about, and the third was
struggling in the water. They all knew by
the sailor hat bobbing about that it was
The pqnatter gave an answering shont and
started tanning at a great rate, taking off his
coat as he went. But Aunt Emmelina shot
along in front of him. ner skirts were
gathered np in a rough bunch under one
arm, her botinet hung down her back by the
strings, her gla sen tumbled off, her hair
wobbled about and fell in a gray mass over
Jack knew himself to be no mean swim
mer, but the skirts tingled his feet and the
tight jacket hold his arms. The squatter
was omy a few yards behind. Jack struck
oul wildl v and made ranid pace. But some- 1
body seized him under the. arms as he strug
gled for a moment to free hitmelf from the
It was one of the officers, a better swim
mer than either of them.
"My dear madam," he panted, holding
him in a firm grip and drying to swim back
with him, "putyouMntud on my arm so."
"Drown your gruodniothcr! " spluttered
Jack, swallowing a pitltof water, as he freed
himself. "Can't yoif.seciwho I am V"
The squatter wast ahead of him; he trod
water for a second, :jnd flung off the jacket
that bound Ins arms. ,
He gained on the uquiitter; he received
the splash from his circtfng boots full in the
f.icc, and temptation fonowater-leapfrog was
too strong to be resinted.'l
He trod water again, xiame up behind his
enemy, planted his teeton his shoulders, and
sent him downward witft the greatest good
Will and energy. HiuTtfriozen more strokes
anil he was alongsidivEataicr.
"Jack 0, dear Jjicfc-fco, Jack," she said,
hysterically, as hm wet, beaming face bobbed
up beside her head, thafci she was trying to
keep flat on the water iirm floating position.
'Il's all rightlittlegirldVheaaid, reassur
ingly. "Everything's all Kght now. You're
as hale as a church." r
There wus a general roar of laughter as
Jack climbed out and lifted Esther from the
wa'er, little the worse for her adventure
He had left his bonnet aud his vig and
his jacket in the water, and appeared in
a white flannel shirt aud long, dripping
Jonn uufaslencd the hooks, and he kicked
them off and siond'before them attired in
his boating flannel".
"Thank heaven," he said, with pious
fervor. Then an adjournment was made for
drying, purposes to a cottage close by, and
Esther submitted without protest to the
supporting arm of her rescuer. The rest of
the day was confusion and merriment, hut
there were five white ininutS'ut the end
that spread out afterwards over the whole
lives of two people.
"How can I eve? thank yon?" Esther
nid, and blushed beautifully, for she knew
quite well the way she could.
" In a book," Jack whispered, " the hero
and heroine would be" sure to marry after
such an adventure, and live happily to the
end of their lives."
"Oh!" said Esther.
"And the heroine would be absolutely
certain to reward the hero with a kiss."
"After all, it's only aunt Emmelina," Rhe
said, with a little trembling laugh as her
lips touched his. Then she fled away down
he g.irdeu path after the otherj.
He went into the house again, giddy
with hia sudden happines.
"What did I tell you?" said Thea, drop
ping tho corner of the window-blind with a
triumphant smile. leiuson'la.
Editoti Natioxal Tuihune: Please
allow me to suggest a remedy for the trou
ble we have every year in obtaining rates
to our National Encampments. At the next
Encampment tny to the pcoplo competing
for it that the one obtaining the lowest late
will get it; or, let the cities desiring tho
Encampment obtain the desired rate of one
cent per mile from the railroads under con
tract one year ahead, and then you can bring
them to terms. The railroad companies care
nothing for tho Grand Army of the Repub
lic, except to get all the money they can for
carrying them. JACOB G. Matxicic, Co. B,
5th W.Va. Cav.
time; weaneryons, out of sorts.
Tin's ia the condition! dC thousands in the
Spring. Tho causal is found in the b'ood.
It is loaded with impurities. It is depleted
in quality. It is thin&nml poor, and' it
fails to carry sufllcientjnourishment to the
Muscles and organs 'bf 'the body. There
fore the nerves urcrw'eak1, appetite is poor,
and the person .is ""all yplayed out." En
lich and purify the, , blood with Hood's
Sarsaparilla, and health, vigor and vitality
will icturn. Be sure to get Hood's' because
Is Uie One True Illiiuil l'uriller. All tUuKgfsts. $1.
UnrI!r Easily nro "", ol"y ,"" toinleo
MOOCl'S FlHS null Ifoou aiMupurllla.
(Continued from first pngu.)
was coolc, chambermaid, and everything,
thoughtless of himself, and struggling,
out of the slimmest means, to compound
a breakfast for a Inrge and hungry
family. Breakfast would be announced
any time between 10 and 12, and
dinner according to circumstances
Many a time have T seen Gen. Smith,
with a can of preserved meat in his
hands, going toward the house, take off
his hat on meeting a negro, and, on
being asked the reason of his-politeness,
he would answer that they were the only
real gentlemen in California. I confess
that the fidelity of Col. Mason's boy
"Aaron," and of Gen. Smith's boy
"Isaac," at a time when every white
man laughed at promises as something
made to be broken-, has given me a
kindly feeling of respect for the negroes,
and makes me hope, that they will find
an honorable "status" in the jumble of
affairs in which we now live. That was a
dull, hard WinteHn San" Francisco ; the
rains were heavy and the mud fearful.
I have seen mules stumble in the streets
and drown in the liquid mud ! Mont
gomery street had been filled up with
brush and clay, and I always dreaded
to ride on horseback along it, because
the mud was so deep that a horse's legs
would become entangled in the bushes
below, and the, rider was likely to be
thrown and drowned in the mud. The
only sidewalks were made of stepping
stones of empty boxes, and here and
there a few planks with barrel-staves
nailed on. All the town lay along
Montgomery street, from Sacramento to
Jackson, and about the Plaza.
GAirnnixG was the chief occupation"
of the people. While they were waiting
for the cessation of the rainy season, and
for the beginning of Spring, all sort3 of
houses were being put up, but of the
most flimsy kind, and all were stores;
restaurants, or gambling-saloons. Any
room 20 by 60 feet would rent for $1,000
a month. I had, as my pay, $70 a
month, and no one would even try to
hire a servant under 3300. Had it
not been for the Sl,o00 I had made in
the store at Coloma, I could not have
lived through the Winter. About the
1st of April arrived the steamer Oregon,
but her Captain (Pearson) knew what
'was the state of affairs on shore, and ran
his steamer alongside the line-of-battle-ship
Ohio at Saucelito, and obtained the
privilege of leaving his crew on board
as "prisoners" until he wa3 ready to
return to sea. Then, discharging his
passengers and getting coal out of some
of the ships which had- arrived, he re
took his crew out of limbo and carried
the first regular mail back to Panama
early in April. In regular order ar
rived the third steamer,' the Panama,
and, as the vessels were arriving with
coal, the California was enabled to hire
a crew and get off. Prom that time for
ward these three ships constituted the
regular line of mail-steamers, which ha3
been kept up ever since. By the steamer
Qregon arrived out Maj. B. P. Ham
mond, J. M. Williams, James Blair and
others; also the gentlemen who, with
Maj. Ogden, were to compose a joint
commission to select the sites for the
permanent forts and navy-yard of Cali
fornia. This commission was composed of
Majs. Ogtten, Smith, and Leadbetter, of
the Army, and Capts. Goldsborough,
Van Brunt, and Blunt of the Navy.
These officers, after a most careful study
of the whole subject, sele?'"'1- Mare Isl
and for the navy-yard and Beuicia for
the storehouses and arsenals of the
Army. The Pacific Mail Steamship
Company also selected Benicia as their
depot. Thus was again revived the old
struggle for supremacy of these two
points as the site of the future city of
the Pacific. Meantime, however, San
Francisco had secured the name. About
600 ships were anchored there without
crews, and could not get away; and
there the city was and had to be.
Nevertheless,Gen. Smith, being dis
interested and unprejudiced, decided on
Benicia as the point where the city
ought to be, and where the Army
Headquarters should be. By the Ore
gon there arrived at San Francisco a
man who deserves mention here
He had' been a great cattle dealer in the
United States, and boasted that he had.
helped to break the United States Bank,
by being indebted to it $5,000,000!
At all events, he was a splendid-looking
iellow, and brought with him from
Washington a letter to Gen. Smith and
another for Commodore Jones, to the
effect that he was a man of enlarged ex
perience in beef; that the authorities in
Washington knew that there-existed in
California large herds of cattle, which
were only valuable for their hides and
tallow ; that it was of great importance
to the Covernment that this beef should
be cured and salted so as to be of use to
the armv and. navy, obviating the neces
sity of shipping" salt beef around Cape
Horn. I know he had such a letter
from the Secretary of War, Marcy, to
Gen. Smith, for it passed into my
custody, and I happened to be in Com
modore Jones's cabin when the Baron
presented the one for hinvfrom the Sec
retary of the Navy. The Baron was
anxious to pitch in at once, and said
that all he needed to start with were salt
and barrels. After some inquiries of.
his Purser, the Commodore promised to
let him have the barrels, with their salt,
as fast as they were emptied by the
crew. Then the Baron explained that
he could get a nice lot of cattle from
Don Timoteo Murphy, at the Mission
of San Ivafael on the north side
of the bay, but ho could not get a
boat and crow to handle them. Under
the authority from the Secretary of the
!Navy, tho Commodore thou promised
him the use of a boat and crew, until he
(the Baron) could find and purchase a
suitable one for himself. Then the
Baron opened the first regular butcher
shop in San Francisco, on the wharf,
about the foot of Broadway or- Pacific '
street, where we could buy at 25 or 50
cents a pound the best roasts, steaks,
and cuts of beef, which cost him nothinjr.
for he never paid 'anybody if he could
Help it, and he soon cleaned poor Don
Tiraotco out. At first every boat of his
in coming down from the San Rafael
touched at thtrOhio, and left the best
beefsteaks and roasts far the Commo
dore, but -soon the Baron had enough
money to dispense with the borrowed
boat, and set up for himself, and from
this small beginning, step by step, he
rose in a few months to be one of the
richest and most influential men in San
Francisco; but in his wild speculations
he was at last caught, and became help
lessly bankrupt. He followed Gen.
Fremont to St. Louis in 1861, where I
saw him, but soon afterward he died a
pauper in one of the hospitak When
Gen. Smith had his Headquarters in
San Francisco, in the Spring- of 1849,
Stemberger gave dinners worthy any
Baron of old ; and when, in after years,
I was a banker there, he used to borrow
of me small sums of money in repay
ment for my share of these feasts; and
somewhere among my old packages I
hold one of his confidential notes for
b'VU; but on the whole I got off easily.
I have no doubt that, if this man's his
tory could be written out, it would pre
sent phases as wonderful as any romance;
but in my judgment he was a dangerous
man, without any true sense of honor or
Little by little the rains of that season
grew less and loss, and the hills once more
became green and covered with flowers.
It became perfectly evident that
XO TAMII.Y COUI.D I.iVB
in San Francisco on such a salarv as
Uncle Sam allowed his most favored
officials ; so Gen. Smith and Maj. Ogden
concluded to send' their families back to
the United States, and afterward we
menfolks could take to camp and live on
our rations. The 2d Inf. had arrived,
dnd had been distributed, four com
panies to Monterey, and the rest some
what as bteyenson s regiments had been
A. J. Smith's company of dragoons was
sent up to Sonoma, whither Gen. Smith
"-- -.. ww .&mi ..uu
had resolved to move our Headquarters
un tne steamer which sailed about May
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Patterns Nos. 3 and 4, from $60 to $50
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Opinions rendered asrtothe novelty
nd patentability of Inventions and validity
of patents. Rejected .pplications orcso-
outed. All business relating to patents
promptly attondsd to.
. "FT1 (r. l?ei,r d(ms) of the INDIAN WAES beloTv ennmerated mar be pen
sioned if a bill which the Senate has passed, and which has been favorably reported bv the
HonsR Committee on Pensions, shonld become a law.
This bill, which is amendatory to the act of July 27, 1S92, proposes to ten
sion thee survivors of tho Indian Wars specified who had a service of 30 davs
or more, ana who were Honorably discharged
r provisional authorities in tlipwwnru- vlr ti.o i?in.;j. .t r -.
Indian war of I8l i and 1SI8 ; the Fevre-River Indian war of Illino s of 1S27- the Sabino
Indian disturbances of 1836 and 1S37; the Cayne Indian war of 1S47 and 'l843 on tha
Pacific Coast; the Texas and New Mexico Indian war of 1310 to ISoor the rrnljfnmia fr,.
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If tnose who are within the provisions of this bill will answer the questions below
asked, and mail the same to the undersigned, their cases will receive immediate considera
tion in the event or the enactment of this measure.
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The rate of pension under this bill will be $S per month, and the fee for collecting
the pension will be that provided by law. No person now receiving a pension of $8' or
more a mouth will be benefited by the passage of this bill, aud such pensioners should
not reply to this advertisement.
Pensions wider tliis bill will date from .Inly 27. 1S02,
Scrcrnl who answered this advertisement in lust weelc's paper
Tailed to state their lostolBce address. They should immediately
My facilities for the successful prosecntioa of claims are not excelled by those of any
other attorney or'firm of attorneys. I claim a thorough knowledge of the practice, based
npon HO years of active- experience, during which period I have successfully prosecuted
more claims beforo the Peusiou Bureau than any other attorney in the tfnited States.
There, will be no fee unless the pension: be allowed.
GEORGE E. LEMON,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law, Solicitor of Patents and Claims
1729 New York Ave. (Lemon Building)
WASHINGTON, D. C.
1 (I think the California), we embarked
the ladies for home and we for Monterey.
At Monterey we wont on shore, and Col.
J Mason, who meantime had been relieved
by Gen. Eiley, went on board, and tho
steamer departed for Panama. Of all
that party I alone am alive.
To be eonUiuKd.
Another Iot IScmoTcd. In
this yenr'a copy of "The Surprise," a little
paper published by Dr. Peter Fahrney, of
Chicago, III., there appears a letter of testi
monial from Mr. Geo. Smith, a well-known
and respected citizen of L.i Grange, Ohio.
It tells of the remarkable restoration to
health of that gentleman, by the use of tho
B'ood VitahzT, after he had bean given up
to die. His letter lias naturally attracted
ranch notice, and some have found it burd
to believe, even, going so far as to write Mr.
Smith on the subject. We publish below
a letter recently received by him, also hia
Herndon, V.i., Feb. 21, 1S9G. Mr. Geo.
Smith, La Grange, O. Dear Sir: I havo
read in Dr. Fahrney 'a paper, "The Surprise,"
what his medicine has done for you, and
take the liberty of a-king you if you will
kindly inform me, on the inclosed postal
card, if it is a fact or not, or if it is only a
patent medicine humbnjj, and oblige yours
truly, Uobt. H. Schneider.
La Gra'ise, O., Feb. 24, 1S96. ilr. R.
Schneider, Herndon, Va. Dear Sir: Wha&
you read in Dr. Fahrney's paper in regard
to the effects of the Blood Vitalizes in my
case is a fact. I am confident that his Blood
V.tnlizer has saved my life. It is not a
patent medicine can only he had from his
local agents Irving in different localities, or
from Dr. Fahrney direct If you wish any
further information you are at liberty to
write me again. Yours truly,
Geo. Smith, La Grange, O.
A drill instructor of a certain regiment,
being of a thir-ty nature, often took the
men he vra-i drilling round near to the can
teen, to be far from " the maddmg crowdJ
He would march them up to the canteen
door, anil "rightabout," then dive into tha
canteen, always emerging in time to gtvo
them, another command before they reached
the end of the parade-ground. One day, how
cver,aj he was drinking a pint of beer, some of
it almost choked him. Out be rushed, splut
tering and conghiniT, just in time to see six
of thi: men marching; through a gate and tha
rest standing, niarkiugtimerwith the:r faces
close to the wall. Before he got his throat
i-irri i.iirr i.ifiiinri i.uin iiiiiiii Ljin ni.niin auu
at once commenced to make inquiries- Thn
j mau ,,0,es "t drill the recruits now. The six
wn uigappeaceu were uwcoveiea auuut
mile off, still marching, and were compli
mented for obedience tor orders.
GEORGE E. LEMON,
Lamon Building, Washington, D. C.
ATTORNEY RT ItflW HWD SftMftTTntJ no
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