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THE SUNDAY HERALD. DECEMBBR27, 1&91
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TEN SOIiDIEU SONS.
The Koinaruniiio contribution J of 11
Western ifnmlly to tho Any.
A correspondent writes to tho HsiiaLd: "In
a recent issue of the Philadelphia Ledger is
noticed an article entitled 'Soven Sous, All
Soldiers.' I have personal knowledge of a
case still more remarkable. Mrs. Elizabeth
Upricbt, of Rockford, Iowa, sent eleven sohb
into tho army and ton of them to war. I was
in tbo same regiment (Scventy-fourth Illinois
Infantry) witb two of them. Their father's
name was Merchant. Tho sons were:
"1. G. W. Merchant was n private, Com
pany C, afterward a lieutenant, honorably
discharged September 20, 1S63. 3. Abel L.
Merchant was a private, Company C, Fif
teenth Illinois Volunteers, and died in tho
service. 3. Dewitt C. Merchant was' a pri
vate in the last-named compauy, and was
killed in action July 22, 1S04. 4. Enoch
Merchant was a corporal, Company F, Ono
Hundred and Fifty-sixth Illinois Volunteers,
houorably discharged September, 20, 1S05.
5. David O. Merchant, private in Company C,
Seventy-fourth Illinois Volunteers, honorably
discharged Juno 10, 1SG5. 0. Silas B. Mer
chant was a private, Company G, Forty
fourth Illinois Volunteers, promoted to first
lieutenant, and resigned September 23, 1SG4.
7. Arlo J. Merchant was a private in the last
named company, aud houorablv discharged
September 23. 1S64. 8. Lewis H. Merchant
was a private in Company G, Forty-fifth Illi
nois Volunteers, and houorably discharged
September 20, 1S64. 9. Aaron Merchant was
a private in Company G, Fifteenth "Wisconsin
Volunteers, and was killed at Island No. 10
December 2G, 1862 by tho accidental discharge
of a cannon. 10. James B. Merchant, team
ster in the employ of the Quartermaster De
partment. 11. Norman M. Merchant enlisted
March 3, 1873, as a private in Company B,
United States Cavulry, and was discharged
March 11, 1S78, by reason of expiration of
term of service. He again enlisted May 4,
1S78, and was assigned to Battery B, Fourth
"This is an extraordinary record and tho
more notable because neither tho mother nor
her sons sought either notoriety or recognition
from the Government. The case was first
brought to the notice of Congress in 1879 by
tho following letter from tho Hon. George W.
McCrary, then Secretary of War:
" 'Washington, February 11, 1S79.
"To the Hon. If. C. Dtering, House of Repre
sentatives: " 'Sin: I have considered the petition of
Mrs. Elizabeth UpriEht, of Butler County,
Iowa, praying for the discharge from the
military service of her son, N. M. Merchant,
Battery B, Fourth Artillery, which petition
was presented by you and is concurred in by
numerous citizens. Tho discharge of this
soldier 16 asked for by tho petitioner, who
says she is 74 years old. on the ground that
she bad ten sons in tho Union army during
the rebellion, including ono employed as a
teamster, and that the ono above named, her
eleventh and youngest son, bas served for
over five years in tho regular army, She fur
nishes the names of her sons and a statement
of the organizations in which they served.
" 'The papers having been referred to tho
Adjutant General for an examination of the
records, with a view to verifying her state
ments, that officer reports that they are true
in every particular. The discharge of this
soldier will be ordered in accordance with his
" 'Very respectfully your obedient servant,
" 'G. "W. McChary, Secretary of War.'
"At the time of the enlistment of her ten
sons she was a widow and lived at Winnebaco,
111. Afterward 6he married Morris J. Up
right, an ex-sheriff and jailer at Rockford, 111.,
and with him removed to Iowa."
MAXIM'S FLiYING MACHINE.
Its Principle Seoras to Bo All Right If It
"Will Only Work.
Tho "aeroplane," which Hiram Maxim, of
gun fame, has succeeded in constructing is
the latest development in aerial navigation.
The machine is completely engined and
equipped and consists of a plane of string
light framework and material propelled by
screws driven by a special compound steam
engine of very light construction. The steam
is condensed under slight pressure on the sur
face of the aeroplane. For the purpose of
rendering" tho horizontal fluctuations less
sudden the machine has a length of 40 feet.
Mr. Maxim is a man of such scientific at
tainments as to be bejond tho palo of trick
sters and visionaries, and his deductions and
demonstrations have great weight in scientific
circles. At tho annuul meeting of tho Aero
nautical Society of Great Britain he assured
his hearers that for each ten-pound weight of
engine and boiler and condenser in tho aero
plane, an actual or brake horse power was de
veloped. In the discussion which followed
tho reading of Mr. Maxim's paper, Sir James
Douglass drew attention to the remarkable
statement of Mr. Maxim as to the weight and
power of his engine, and pointed out that it
meant nothing more or less than an equiva
lent to the strength of a full-grown man being
exerted by a piece of mechanism weighing but
ono and one-half pounds at most. Mr. Max
im replied that this was the result of his
trials. Ho moreover believes that, providing
the steering and leveling gear of tho machine
is found efficient, ho has now overcome all
difficulties, and that In two or three months
the problem which has for 60 long occupied
tho attention of scientists will have been
To Keep Thorn Loolclntr Fresh.
Clothes of wool which are rarely brushed
and never hung out of doors soon come to
have an appearance of long use, when the
same clothes, if carefully brushed every time
they are worn and frequently hung 'out of
doors, will always be fresh and will keep their
good looks very much longer. Care should bo
used to select a' brush, broom or whisk of flno
broom corn. It will cost more than the coarser
ones, but in the end will bo saving, as the
coarser ones wear the clothing more rapidly.
Down "With Melancholy.
Nothing eo depresses tho spirit of a lover of
beer as a draught of an inferior article, and
for removing melancholy nothing is so effec
tivo as a drink of cool and delicious beer made
by Auheu6er-Busch of world-wide fame.
Prior to Tukiug Inventory, January 1,
25 per cent, reduction on all Men's Fancy
Worsted, Cheviot, and Casslmere Double find
Single Broa6ted Sack aud Cutaway Suits.
Elseman Bros., 7th and E.
Gill's Marshmallowa, 11th and F.
410 Seventh Street Northwest.
Woe For Tho Holidays.
Fine Candies, mixed, 40c. per
pound, 3 pounds for $1.
Second grade, 25c. per pound,
5 pounds for $1.
Third grade, 20c. per pound,
6 pounds for $1.
Fine American Candy, mixed,
15c. per pound, 7 pounds for $t.
Broken Candies, 15c. per pound,
7 pounds for $1.
Choice Candy, 25c. per pound.
Fine Bon-Bons, assorted, 60c.
Chocolate Bon-Bons, 60c. per
Choice, 40c. per pound.
Chocolate, 40c. per pound.
Glace Fruits, 60c, per pound.
Salted Almonds, 60c. per pound.
Mixed Nuts, 15c. per pound, 7
pounds for $1.
Handsome line of Fancy Baskets
can also be found at
Bresnahan & Brick,
410 Seventh St.N.W.
I AM NOW PREPARED
to show you a complete line of
Umbrellas and Canes,
Fancy Night Shirts,
Dress Shirts aud Shields,
Collars and Cuffs,
Neckwear, in Ascots, Puffs,
Gloves for Warmth, Driving,
Street, Calling, and Dress,
In fact, everything to add to the
comfort of gentlemen. All the
above goods are offered at popu
935 Pennsylvania Avenue.
WALK INTO MY PARLOR
GET A HOME-XIKE LUNCH.
Everything that a first-class Dairy Lunch
itoom 6noum nave can always
bo obtained at
THE JERSEY DAIRY LUNCH ROOM,
1002 F Street Northwest.
Everything pure and fresh. Ladles can find
no better place in the city to
secure a lunch.
TltST OXJK HOT OAJKIES,
Which I make a specialty.
A CADEILY OF THE HOLY CROSS.
1312 MASSACHUSETTS AVE.,
FOR YOUNG LADIES AND LITTLE
Systematic and thorough in every depart
-X7"OOD'S COMMERCIAL COLLEGE,
407 EABT CAPITOL STREET.
This college was established in 1885 and
has been constantly advancing until at pres
ent it is one of tho best commercial institu
tions In Washington. Moro than 150 pupils
were enrolled last year.
Studies: Book-keeping, arithmetic, business
writing, spelling, grammar, business practice,
correspondence, type-writing and shorthand;
also lectures on Civil Government, Commer
cial Law, lianklnc, History and Geography.
Terms: 1 month, $5; 8 months, $10; 9
months, $25. For catalogue address
COURT F. WOOD, LL. M.,
is tho only First-class DANCING ACADEMY
in Washington. TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS,
aud SATURDAYS. 1004 F st. N. W. selS-tf
St. Rose's Industrial School,
2023 G STREET N. W.
IDItlESSIMC A.ICXJS o.
Millinery, and Children's Suits.
J. W. BARKER.
THE LARGEST HOUSE IN SOUTH
Stoves, Ranges, Refrigerators, Oil,
Yapor, and Gas Stoves.
Water Coolers and Ice-Cream Freezers
A LARGE LINE OF
TIN AffD HARDWARE
2-Burnor Junior Vapor Stoves $4 00
3-Burner Junior Vapor Stoves 8 00
2-Burner High Vapor Stoves 6 00
8-Burncr High Vapor Stoves 8 00
Tin-Roofing, Plumbing, and
Paints, Oils, Glass, Putty, and Brushes.
401 and 403 SEVENTH ST. S.W.
J. W. COBTSIDINE,
Tinning in All Its Branches.
Shop in Rear 1525 F STREET N. W.,
Washington, D. C.
Bos 7 Builders' Exchange.
Tin and Sheet-Iron Worker.
STOVES, FURNACES, RANGES.
Manufacturer of supplies for Bakers,
Butchers, Dairy Farmers, Milkmen, Painters,
Confectioners, Ico Cream Dealers.
DAIRY LUNCH ROOMS FITTED
UP IN FINEST STYLE.
1919 PENNSYLYANIA AYE.
Prompt Attention to Jobbing.
'Phone 719. Work Guaranteed.
608 Ninth Street Northwest,
GRAND DISPLAY OF
Large and Attractive Line of Ladles' and
JAPANESE SILK HANDKERCHIEFS
Plain, Embroidered, Fancy Bordered, and
FANCY WORSTED GOODS,
CHILDREN'S MERINO CLOAKS AND
SILK AND PLUSH CAPS.
Elegant assortment of
PLUSH AND FELT TABLE COVERS,
TIDIES. AND CUSHIONS.
LINEN BUREAU AND
TRAYS, AND SPLASHERS.
Fine Selection of Embroidered and Painted
TOILET SETS, GLOVE AND
DRESSING C A SES. PLAIN and DRESSED
WORK and WASTE-PAPER BASKETS,
PLAIN AND TRIMMED,
In Large Variety.
Full Lino of
PLUSHES, SILKS, FELT, CHENILLE,
AND SILK FRINGES,
PLUSH AND SILK ORNAMENTS,
deO-tfll AT BOTTOM PRICES.
Keep Manufacturing Co.
Here come tho Holidays, and I don't know
what to select for presents.
Let us propose a few things in
Neck Dressing In tho latest shapes, Silk
Handkerchiefs, plain and fancy; Linen Hand
kerchiefs, plain and fancy; Elegant Silk
Muillers In black, white, and colored; Um
brellas in various qualities, Fancy and Plain:
Night Robes, Silk Suspenders, Plain, and
Ornamented; Gloves in Kid and Warm
Materials, Collars, Cuffs, Cutton, anq Merino
Half Hose, Cuff Buttons, Scarf Pins, Cardi
gan Jackets, Underwear, etc., etc., and all
at KEEP'S POPULAR PRICES.
Keep's Dress Shirts
Known all over tho country for their perfec
tion of fit and elegance. Can we servo you in
Keep Manufacturing Co.
Oliver F. I
437 Seventh Street N. W,
Sole Agent for District of Columbia,
S. H. MOORE & CO.,
SUCCESSORS TO JOHN G. SUATER,
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TIE Al CARPET m
310 and 312 Pa. Ave. S. E.
FUMITURE OF EYERT DESCRIPTION
CARPETS OF EVERY G-RADE.
STOVES OF ALL KINDS AND AT ALL PRICES,
CASH OR EASY PAYMENTS.
MOORE & CO
310 AND 312 PA. AYE., S. E.
The finest and
largest stock of
Leather Goods to be
found in the city.
Mounted in Silver
and oxidized. Strict
ly all Leather Goods.
Gents Hat Boxes,
Dress Suit Cases,
Bags and Satchels,.
425 SEVENTH STREET N. W.
Chronic Headaches ai-e often caused by defective Eye-Sight. Properly adjusted Spectacles fre
quently give permanentVoli6f. Perfect satisfaction given, or money refunded.
f. w. McAllister,
131 1 FST. N. W., WASHIHCTON.D. 0.
Branch of No. 3 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Bid.
McELROY'S ART STORE,
1003 PENNA. AVENUE.
ETCHINGS, ENGRAVINGS, WATER COLORS, PHOTO
GRAPHS, and PHOTOGRAVURES.
PICTURE FRAMES in Gold, White and Gold, Silver, Iyory,
and in all kinds of Hard Wood.
REG1LDING OLDFRAMES A SPECIALTY. PAINTINGS CLEANED, RESTORED AND.
VARNISHED. PICTURES HUNG, BOXED, AND SHIPPED AT SHORT NOTICE.
Cures Catarrh, Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Headacbo, Sprains, Burns, Bruises, La Grippe. Soro
Throat.and all afrectiona of the Nervous System. A Powerful Norvino without obium.
GRANDFATHER'S REMEDIES COMPANY, Washington, D. O. All Druggists. P"-
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