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THE ENTERPRISE, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 1889,
A.' Thrinicpc fcadTomar-tJo Etory
... .. of too Lata Cttvll Van
BY JOKN R. MCfllCK,
laTJTHOB or "Brother AOAiwaT Bnomin,"
"HaUtH LAKKMAN," WALTER HllOWrJ
tlILD," uBAHKKHIr BKCirOUD,"
ABO OTUKR "'TORIES.
. , CoryrighUt, lm.)
Back, back, back their line was forced,
until their camp tents and several batteries
rere In the hands of the enemy.
Driven beyond their camp the Union
troops halted a moment, dressed up their
line, nod prepared to meet the loo. Al
though there had been a lull in the at
tack, never for moment had there been
an entire cessation of flriog. Colonel
Mason did not try fourth horse, but
seised a musket and proceeded to command
hia regiment and fire an occasional shot
him tell As he waa hurrying down the
back, back, mzin una was roaoiD.
line during the momentary lull encouraging
the men to make a gallant atand, he heard
a woll-known voice growling:
Why 'n thunder didn't they giv' a feller
a chance tor git bite ter eat afore they
dnv us Inter this fight."
Oh, shetyer mouth, Max, ur a gunner'll
think It's a cannon 'n ram a swab inter it,"
said cheerful voice at his side. The
Colonel recognized the gray locks and
loach bat as belonging to Arkansaw Tom.
"Thank God the brave old fellow is still
alive," said the ColoneL
Theenemr-wma determined to follow up
every advantage they had gained, and
gain poured down upon the army they had
dnven from its position. Booting, yelling,
shouting and screaming like so many fiends
let loose from tie In fern nl regions, they
strain struck the Union line of battle. The
rosr of fire rms and thundering orash of
ai'tillery maae the earth and heavens
This waa Hhilob all day long. It was aa
if ioli had suddenly been uncapped, and
fiends, flra and sulphur turned upon the
earth. Bhot and shell flew like rain among
the men and treea. There was no distinct
firing, but a terriflo, continuous.roar, while
the whole horrible scene was at times
vailed by a cloud of smoke. Prom out the
tines of white vapor thrre Issued eontlnu
ons Jets of flame which ran along from
tine to line, never entirely dying away.
M My God I what a scene!" cried an offlceT
; near Colouel Mason. - - . '
' ' Well might ho so exclaim. As soldier
wbo was m the hornet's nest onoe said to
tjw a so, In hel.T ,
The incessant roar, the orash of cannon,
failing of branches and even trees, cut
down by the artillery, the dying men and
horsos, and rivulets so tinged by human
gore aa to look like streams of blood, with
piles of slain in every direction, made
it seem like a day in perdition. The halt of
Hhiloh never has been, and never can be
told. Ten thousand incidents escape the
minds of narrators every time they at
tempt its description. The uurrator only
remembers that for boors the earth trem
bled, and men fell like grass before the
scythe. Friend and foe were at times so
intermingled tliut it was difficult to tell one
from the other. Blinded by smoke, deafened
by earthquaking-reports and burning with
thirst they scarce were humane. The forest
was filled with small game, such as abound
in the woods. The poor little birds and ani
mals paralyzed with fear, by that continu
ous roar and din, seemed incapable of
Luke saw birds Bitting on limbs from
which they refused to stir until knocked off
by the soldiers or hit by a stray shot.
Hares were so frightened that they est
crouched upon the ground until kicked over
by the soldiers, and then they would only
bop away a short distance and crouch to the
earth again, too much tsrriflod to leave the
It seemed to Luke the longest day of his
Ufa. It seemed as if Joshua had again com
manded the sun to atand still, and that it
would never go down. Oh, that night or
Dusll would come waa the prayer of both
officers and soldiers, for everybody real
ised that this was a Waterloo for one of the
armies in the field.
It was Dye o'clock in the evening, and the
Federals on the right and loft of General
Prentiss' brigade had fallen back, and the
rebels taking the advantage they had over
the brigade, swung their lines around
to the rear of it Luke discovered that
their object waa to flank them, and with
what remained of hia regiment succeeded
in cutting his way through to Vs rear, thna
soaping capture; for almost .til the re
mainder of the brigade was taken with
them brave old General Prentiss.
It wss nearly night when they finally fell
' back under a bluff on which Colonel J. D.
Webster, of General Grant's staff, bad ar
ranged about twenty-five places of artillery,
rhese cannon soon added their thunder to
the general din. Lnke was sure he had
Kvsrscen artillery handled so effectually
fare. Their grape and esanlster mowed
down. the Confederate), checked them, and
Mved the Union army.
Thna ended s day of carnage. When
night oasts the firing had almost ceased.
, A cold rain fell during the night, but men
kiy in their rank on their arms, while all
rver the field went up the most piteous
tries and groans of wounded that ever ear
a tvotm casus. '
II . I A 1 1 1 A V I - 3
rr mm low nnnr ww am Diaunw urn sue
frivinf so much history In the preceding
chapter. We find the first day's conflict at
Bhifoh so interwoven. In the fives of the
characters of this story that after mature
calibers tios we decided to give a partial ds
oription of that terrible struggle. .
The second day we emit Every one
knows that General Grant, reinforced by
Lew Wallace and BueO, pressed the enemy
all day, and finally drove them from the field.
The Confederate had Buffered aa- irrepar
able k in the death of General Sidney
Johnston, who waa killed la too first day's
it km 1st third day before they bswas
. -ttf r;?.ff
l7 T H .-llVrTtS:"tSaiw
gathering up some of the dead and wound
ed from smut) parts of the field." Every
house end uliuont every tent became a hot-,
pit ul for the maimed, and burying the dead
whs the work of several days.
" Colonel Mason on the 8th of April could
only find two hundred aud thirty-six outof
his regiment of 0110 thousand, though three
days later he muuijod to muster one hun
dred and fifty-two more. Others had suf
fered worse, for regiments and even bri
gades bad lost their organization. Leaving
the badly declmaUd regiment ' in com
mand of the senior Captain, Luke! made a
diligent search among the slain Confeder
ates. "He may be killed,' sold the Colonel,
"and if so I will find him and give him Chris
tian burial. If he is wounded I will be his
nurse until he is restored to health."
But though he searched two days he
could not find the body.
At the last day's search he returned to
his tent, and was sitting in it, weak and
sick at heart, when he heard his guard
challenge some one. A moment later the
guard, putting his head in at the tent door,
"Here's nigger, Colonel, that wants to
H Yes, Massa Luke, I la got sumpin fob
ye," said a familiar voice that thrilled the
"Admit him T' said Luke, staggering to
his feet A giant negro stalked into the
tent "Blockhawk, have you again turned
up to taunt me with tbia mystery. Out
with it, man or devil, whichever yon are;
tell me what you want!"
"I've got lettah for massa, dat am all,"
and the negro banded the Colonel a bit of
folded paper. "I promised to bring it to
you, massa, and I've done It"
Opening it, Colonel Mason was astounded
to find the brief Bote in the handwriting of
bis betrothed. It read:- , . ;:: .. .
"DbarLckb: If Heaven has spared you,
i and good fortune should permit yon to reoelvs
this, come to us at eaoa. Albert is bsdly
wounded. Colonel Morgsa is also here, mor
tally Wounded, I fesr. Blsokhswa, whom I
accidentally met, will guide yon. Ltlub."
- Tenderly folding the note he thrust it
Into his pocket next bis heart, and turning
to Blockhawk said:
"Can you take me to the houto!"
"Yen, sab." ; .
"'Bout six miles, sah, may be seven."
"Did you walk or ride!"
'Walked, masfc; couldn't find a hoss."
"Well, Blackhawk, we must got horses to
At this moment the door ot the tent waa
darkoned by the appearance of a white
haired soldier, who had a bandage about his
heu J and one arm in a sling. .
" Whar ye gvrlue. Kernel!" he asked, with
tho familiarity of a friend.
"I shall leave ca-np for a short time, Tom "
"I jlst came ter tell ye, Kernel, that
Max '11 grumble no more."
"Tea, Kernel, Jlst breathed his last"
"How to Ked Cotton!"
"First rate, I reckon; the doctor tuk his
lrg off tor. day and thinks he'll live, but
I Ncl's a'most tuckered out"
l "DM you find Bill Snow!"
'Yos 'n buned him."
Colonel Mason bowed his bead, and for a
moment was lost In painful thought Then,
with a sigh, he said:
"Tom, I am the only one of the original
five who escaped unharmed. It Is sad, but
It is the fortunes of war."
"Kernel, I've follered ye through thick 'n
thin ; I've fit every time at yer side, 'n I'm
sorry I can't go wf yon this time. Bumthln'
i might happen, ye know."
" No, no, Tom ; stay with your dead friend
and see him decently buried, nurse Ited un
til be is able to go home. There is no dan
ger, for the enemy are all out of the imme
diate neighborhood. A wounded friend has
sent for me, and I must go."
The wounded veteran of the "Hornet's
Neat" could mske no answer. Those eyes
that had long been dry grew moist with
tears, and wringing his Colonel's hand be
"They're all gone but yon an' me, Kernel,
n next it 'U be old Tom. Bnt I won't kick.
Luke left him and with his guide mounted
the horses be had ordered, and they began
their Journey. On every aide of the road
little mounds of fresh earth marked the
last resting-place of some brave soldier,
who wore either the blue or gray.
Bblloh's stubborn fight taught both North
and South a lesson. They learned that
there were men of metal on both sides.
They were brothers of the same family and
Luke could not repreaa a shudder when
the groans of some dying wretch in the
brush at the roadside reached hia ears.
Afar off In the wood eould be seen torches
moving about They aeemed the lights of
ghouls or ghosts who hovered over the field
of the slain. There still remained many
dead yet in the woods who bsd to be gath
ered up, and those lights belonged to the
searchers ot the slain. The forest, which
but a few days before had been the scene of
such a pandemonium, was now silent as the
Vomb. The intense darkness, broken only
sere and there by the ghoulish-like lights
thst flitted about, aeemed to cast an ap
palling gloom over the battle-field, magnify
ing Instead of decreasing its horrors.
"Are you acquainted with this country!"
Colonel Mason asked Blackhawk as they
passed beyond the outlying pickets.
"Yes, maesa, I has been all ober It many
time. Y'ars ago I lived fur week in
" In the woods. Were you s runaway I"
" Don' talk 'bout dat, masaa; it am all over
" Blackhawk, won't yon explain that mys
tery to me, at which yon have Intimated
time and againf Who are you! Who am I!
For I feel that yon have my past history
kicked np in your breast"
" I will tola yo aoon, massa, but not now;
no time now." After a few moments' al
ienee Lnke said:
" Blackhawk, where were yon during the
"Right In 't masaa. from fust to last I
fought all do time and I kill urn; ebereo
msny." The chuckle of Infinite satisfaction
which followed this sent thrill of horror
through Luke's frame, and he almost
loathed the cold-blooded, heartless African.
In order to change the subject be asked:
"Did you see LiUie He?"
"Yea, massa; I saw Miss Lillle on de
berry fust day ob de fight 8ba came to a
house wna' all da folks dun ran off, an' I
wasdarto shoot rebels. By 'a by some
rebe came ha wid her broader she mad
me hide my gun. De shooUn' could be beard
down heah, an' all lowed aa dor war a aw
ful big fight ergoin' on. Masaa Albert war
In heap o trouble bout dat seech gal,
Elsie Morgan, who couldn't be tVmad, bnt
by ' by aha earns) wid her father an I
wash I'd mr gue V kill um, but I promise
Miss Lillle I wont, 'n I won't Deadarwar
lot ob soft talk 'n kisain' Hwesa Miss Elsie
'n Massa Albert n be go away wid all Oe
aojera to fight an' both a de missus toiler
to take keer of de wounded.
"I got my gun aa' went to de woods ter
fight, and I spent tw days a shootia' an I
Bated. I didn't know anrUy wbich'd
whipped, when I meets de leetle Missus
tisie s Bosnia' fur Bis chile. Rhs say for
soe to eome to a lone sable hi de woods aa'
Indarwidhm Ikaswed rteoett ward
cabin I stayed In many, many y'ars ago. I'd
beea dar since an' it bad two beds and
cheers dar. When 1 dome dar 1 found Massa
Albert 1 In' on one bod wid a big shot in
his side, an' Massa Colonel Morgan on
anodder wid a riflo bullet through 1m.
Elsie Morgan war oar a tendin' boffov'em
an'acryin'alldetime. Misa Lillie axum
aumfln', and dpy all say yes, den she wrote
de lettah for t' fotch ye."
Luke asked his guide several more ques
tions in- regard to the wounded men and
Lillle, but Blackhawk aeemed to have sud
denly grown morose, and either answered
by negative grunts or sullen silence.
For some strange, incomprehensible rea
son, Colonel Mason found himself cervous
and trembling. It seemed as if the vail of
the past was about to be lifted,' and be was
to gate upon what he had so longed to see.
Could it be, oh I was It possible that that
dark mystery would soon be explained!
They ran two er three narrow escapes from
small parties of thieves and army vandals,
who were prowling about the battle-field
murdering the wounded and robbing the
"Dar am de cabin," Blackhawk at last
said, pointing through the woods to a light
which shone like a star. t . ; .'
They spurred their horses on and In a few
momenta were at tha door of the lonely
cabin in the forest Colonel Mason dis
mounted tud, followed by Blackhawk, went
toward the miserable hut
A solitary tallow candle dimly lighted the
dingy apartment, bringing only into partial
relief the objects within. At the rear of
the cabin, ; half concealed by the fitful
shadows, were two miserable couobes, on
each of which lay a dark form. A female
knelt at one while another sat upon a stool
near by, her face buried in her hsnils.
Leaning against tha wall waa sabre in its
The footsteps of the Colonel and his at
tendant were unheard, and be had reached
the center of the room nnpercelved. Alow,
earnest prayer was being offered up by the
girlish form kneeling at the couch. The
awful solemnity of tha occasion awed even
the mun who had grown accustomed to
death and carnage. The voice he beard was
of the being whom he loved, and had loved
since hia boyhood days." Bbe was the angel
who hai, visited his 'dreams wi i whose
prayers for his faf sty had seemed more la
vulnerable than armor of steel, ,Bhe was
uttering a prayer for dying maa. Colonel
Morgan, the fiery Southerner, while hia
daughter sat by hia side weeping. Some
how Luke dared not break that awful
alienee. i '
The sound of horses' feet were heard
without, then of soma one slowly dismount
ing. "Thar, boys, Pm all tight now. I thank
ee fur oomin' wi' me. Ab I dear me, it jiat
'pears like these war times ar" gwine V
kill every body," said a weak voice from
without, which Luke recognized aa Mr.
Jordan 9eff, . LilUa'a father. It was the
sams dyspeptic pessimistic voice Luke had
heard a year and a half before on hia last
visit to ths dear old farm-bouse.
The voice wss also heard by the wounded
man and praying girl . v ' '
" Tather I" aaid Albert, starting' up and
leaning on his elbow. .
"Father!" cried Ullie, springing to her
feet Then, for the first time, Colonel
Mason's presence was discovered. "Oh,
Luke Luke Luke I " aha erled,' flinging
her arms about hia neck. 1 Mr. Neff en
tered, and, for moment, stood gating in
"Wall, 1 deelar, what do t all mean!" he
'finally gasped. - ' r i
' Explanations were soon mad and Mr.
Neff told how that hs had eome near to
Pittsburg Landing hoping to see his son,
and that he learned that ha waa wounded
and got some very nice soldiers to show him
to the plsoe. Upon examination of Albert's
wound Luke was soon satisfied that it waa
not necessarily fatal. But it was evident
that Colonel Morgan waa dying, and eould
livs but a few hours at most He was still
strong, however, and told them that hs was
shot on the second day when the fighting
was almost over. He had fallen back sev
eral hundred rods from the enemy and was
riding along a ridge when a aingie rifle-shot
rang out from the bushes on bis left and he
toll pierced in the breast by a Bullet
"My boy, my bravs Jasper, made hia es
cape, I trust I hope, Colonel Mason, if ever
yon meet him yon will be aa kind to him as
yon were to my daughter when you protect
ed our borne from the recruits. He and
Elsie are all I have unless unless -
"Unless what!" asked the ColoneL
"The other one be living."
"Of whom ars you talking! ' What other
one do yon mean, Colonel Morgan!" Luks
asked, knowing full well that tbe man bad
not long to live, and that whatever he bad
to aay must be said immediately.
"1 ones bad a child two years older than
Jasper. But when an infant a mere in
fant the child wss stoiea from me." He
A LOW, KAIXXCT rBATM WAS BBTM OBTKBKBV
broksdown and wept, as recollections ef
his loss cane to the dying man. "Abl if I
eould but know that hs was alive, and bad
been trained to be aa honorable man, I
eould die happy."
"Maaas Morgan, I km tols ye," said
Blackhawk, at thkt moment stopping for
ward. Ths words sf ths dying man ha
melted the stony heart of the African.
"Who ars you I" asked Mr. Morgan, gas
ing at the negrsas if hs had sever seen
"Doao' ys know me. maasx-doaa' ys
know Big Peto whs ye use tor own down ha
ois Tessas see, an' who Dick Kneed, yer
obersser, use tor whop!" '
"Peto Pets-Pew; is it you I When
have you beet!" i
" It sat toe roue to toll, massa; bntdoan
ys rsnMmbar seadiB' off my po wife no
leetle baby to Kew Orleans to be told. 1
gueesit war Boeed Who tele ye to, ssso hs
bato me wus dea ds debil, aud use ter Ui
terwbnpms. Wall, bun, 1 stood ail
wbuppia', but I IbtsA my wtfs aaf pa
leetle black baby a mack dat, wbast ye mim
'em, I saud I'd snake ys sorry, toe. I run)
away aa uved for aix weeks ta ths Tens
see saotmtaias libs sr grosad bog, aa' snsi
day I etoisback to 4s Boose air when del
black anas one day brttogbt ds baby to f.ej
field I stole it frosa wha' she'd sot it sowsJ
to pick sesM bus i Ins. Dar war yal
tvaadhsreberdat stsgaC bed gtbds baby uj
play wid, an' when I ran off wid him Inter
le woods he hel' on ter dat hondkercber. I
lidn't know what to do wid de baby. I f us'!
thought I'd kill It, but it looked up at me so
pretty wid its sweat littlo eyes dat I couldn't
wandered about wia it lor weens, an'
stayed wid it a long time in dis ole cabin.
1 stole grub for it an' mysef, too, don I
black its face an' go to a Quaker, an' tole
him I was a runaway niggor an' wid my
baby, an' he tuk me by night, hidin' ebery
day till . we: got inter Missouri, an' den he
foun' one day dat de black oomo off de
baby's face, an' dat it war white. Ho war
goln' to tell on me, but I run away frum him
wid de chile, an trabel up de Missouri river
long way. I tried to throw tha baby in de
water ter drown, but ebery time I try it de
little baby look in my face an' smile, an' I
"One day I went to house waynpde
river to steal sumfln to eat for me an' de
ebile, Ebery body war In de field, an' In de
place war an ole big wooden cradle. I stole
it and corked it np tight as a boat, an tyln'
de yaller handkerchief 'bout de baby's head
put it asleep in de cradle and pushed it out
in de river."
Luke here waa about to Interrupt the
narrator, but Mr. Keff said t
"No,, don't do 't now. Let 'm goon."
Ths negro resumed: : : .!;
"I was ootched by tome nlggor-etealors,
taken to St Louis, told at auction, den my
new massa tuk me to Lexington, Mo. .an' told
me to Mr. Neff, who keep me till ds war.
1 heard him say dat be find de baby-he toll
de young massa so, an' when Massa Morgan
come spin Missouri to' y'ars ergo to lib, I
sped doy'd know me, but 'utndou' t, but Dick
Bneed did, an' be nebb -r see me till de war
commence. Den I say I kJU him, sad on de las'
day ob de Hhiloh battle I shoot 'urn wid my
own hand. Heah am de yaller handkercher.
I tuck it from de bureau de night de robs
come to bang Maasa Luke," and be held up
the handkerchief, on the border of which
vw the words embroidered in black :
M LCBI stASOk." -
:'Whatl My God I can this" " ' '
"Hole on, boy, hole on, this man's weak,
ril tell him, you can't," said Mr. Neff, dis
playing an energy Luke bad never thought
To the falling man be hurriedly explained
that be had found the cradle floating, and
that tbe child was alive, ass that bis brother
bad reared him. Colonel Luks Mason was
that child.. The Confederate) Colonel was
ifaillng very rapidly, and while Mr. Weft had
broken tbe news to him quickly, he bsd
done so in a way not to excite him. Tbe
dying father reached out bis hand and
clasped that of his new-found son.
' . "My boy," be whispered, "I've found you
at last" Then be called to hia daughter,
who started as If from a stupor: "Gome here,
Elsie, my child." Fleeing Luke's band m
hers he ssid : "Here Is your brother." '
Brother and sister alien tly folded their
arms about each other. What was it that
held all silent and spell bound under thst
wonderful revelation! That Luks was the
lost son of Colonel Morgan none could
doubt, yet not word was spoken, no shout
of Joy. Were the witnesses stunned with
tbe announcement, or was it ths presence ot
death! , r - ,
Lillis cams to them, aad Loks, placing
one arm about her, turned to Elsie and aaid:
"Can you love ber as a sister!"
, "Yes, yea,'; the aobbed. , -,-r
Colonel Morgan, without uttering another
word, turned bis face toward the dark, dis
colored wall, aud peace came to his troubled
isooL So quiet waa be, so silently did tbe
change come, that the prayerful watchers
knew It not until all was over.
- It waa Lake's regimental chaplain who
performed the burial serf toe, aad be and
bis sister, whom hs bad only so recently
known, stood by tbe grave sod watered it
with their teera. . - . i 1 . :.
Luks determined at ooes to drop the
name of Mason and take bis proper. name
Morgan. But this be found almost impos
sible while in the army, as all his papers
were made out in the name of Mason. It was
afterwards ascertained that Luks Mason,
the original owner sf ths yellow handker
chief, waa a mulatto, who waa a bouse serv
ant of Mr. Morgan, and bis handkerchief
bad by some means got Into the possession
of ths nurse, possibly presented to her by
the original Luke himself, who wss quite a
flirt In his way.
Colonel Mason got Blears of absence for
few days, and went with his sister, Lillie,
Mr. Keff and Albert, who had beeo paroled,
across tbe river into aCentucky, whers they
would be safe. He persuaded Lillie to be
come his wife and they were quietly mar
ried at a littlecouotry church in Kentucky.
Hie sister kissed him on parting aad told
bias to cars for their brother Jasper if he
should And him. He promised to do so, gave
ber to Albert and told him to cars for both
If bs should never return.
Luke reached his regiment Just In time to
join General Haileck in ths Conn lb cam
paign. His regiment bad meanwhile been
fully recruited and assigned to ths brigado
of General McArthnc
Old Arknnsaw Torn was constantly with
hia beloved ColoneL He seemed to have
lost much of bis Jovial spirit since his three
companions bad left him. It waa during
one of toe terrible assaults on Conntb that
ths brave oid veteran fell dead at Luke's
feet The Colonel stooped to raise tbe
fallen man, when be tell wounded and waa
carried to tbe rear, as that bs never looked
on the wrinkled face of his bravs old friend
Ths Cokmers little wife cams to nurse
him back to health, and hs was abieto Join
his regiment just after ths taking of Vicks
burg. Ha found his brother. Major Jssper
Morgsn, In tha aespitaldying from s wound.
His wife and sister were telegraphed for,
but came too bus.
It was hi ths charge at Kaoesaw Mount
ains that Blackhawk, who bad insisted OS
being Luke's body-servant, fell pierced by
a bullet in tbe bowels. The Cutoael sprang
to ths ground and raised tbe hand of the
dying negro, and asked what bs could doto
relieve or help aim.
M5uthh', ssaasa. Am de fight overt"
"For the present it is."
. '"I s done fur, any aray ; ys cant beip me,
massa. Would ys help me, wbo tried to
drown ys whes s baby P
Yea, Blackhawk, I have forgiven yea
But, Bases, ye dun koosr alL"
1 m What else is there to knowr
" It war sos dst sirbtcd ds (on an' pnUsd
ds trurjrer dat killed ver lather. '
With as errlsnistaT sf horror Loks
dropped ths bcaal of the wocsxied aeajro sod
staggered to bis feet. MoaaUasi has bone
be rode to whers tbs resrisneat was forav
in for another rfcarre, Saul when Best be
saw BlaUhswk Kfs was extinct.
; Woes peace was darsared I cither llor
gaa, er Labs laasam,aa ws bsvs known Bins,
bad just been eosBmiaslamed Bricadastv
tteaersL Bat be raurnet sued sml boms,
lit seater bad Biarrwd Albert sad tbey
vrs Kboildlag aad. rnfurBtsluBs; tl old
geut bossisjlaail Mr.lcC sasd djealBTwv
Aftr s sttort visrt to brocbetr Bad aistsr
Loliatr Jtorxaa and bis swasst yewms; wife
went to Uhis and settled ks oaa of tts asaan.
e towns ef tha. rrws BtaLe, whOrs hsssv
gaintbeaetiosef Jaw, bs lick rw
tmmkm U has waw both fssns tnsat skottry.
Trostekststaty sad tree Uhis lova,be
mw etrjoyiBf tbs bteaslngs te wbicn hs
locjit ior Hmg yesu-a. . .
Thel Oldest Furniture S tore in Towri ,
Having had 36 competitors arid still lives. '
Furniture of all designs can be
had at our rooms at living prices.
, .iX . r ''.
Undertaking attended towith" the usual
promptness, accompanied ' oy u a Jb unerai
, . . i
A. G. & G.
I have? just purchased for the '
In order to hold the trade, goods must be selected ; for
the season and then sell them before the season closes,
lieiice nothing is carried over. My stock is clean and kept
in a clean place and my patrons shall have the benefit oi
clean prices. , .. " .
i 'A POSITIVE CURE
FOR Slim DISEASES
Ar diseases of the skm there '
are some IJ or 15 classes.
in each class from two to
four varieties. These are mod
ified according to ths particu
lar conditio of th blood, fa
disease of the skin means dis
ease of the ' blood. '' These
are either the result of stom
ach, liver or kidney dUBcuI-flV
ties, and tor a curs depend
opon a health j action of these
organs. , . , k
Erjsfpelas, or SI Aitbsoj's Fire
Is the result of an Impure condition' of 'the
blood, and for a cure depends, primarily,
upon the condition of the stomach, liver
and kidneys, and, secondarily upon the
condition of the blood as manufactured by
HISBARD'3 RHEUMATIC SYRUP,
Containing POKE, BURDOCK, MANDRAKE,
CULVERS ROOT, and others of the best
Blood Rtmtdnt, very carefully and scn
tifleallu compounded, strikes at the root of
the evfl and eradicates (he disease, whether
of a Scrofulout, Rhiumatio or Zufthitttio
Taint It is a never failing remedy.
Six weeks siaot I wa attacked whh ErreipclM;
anr eye wrn acmrir doeed, my head and face terri
ble iarUiBed. Two (Mile ot Hibbird't Rheomatic
tmp eared mm. R P. Haurr, Wotcott, N. Y.
Hibbard's Rheumatic Syrup
UNRIVALED ia aseriL h is a feufe Family tleiltioe becaae it contain mo poleem or opIsLe-e.
Caiidrca invahde and delicate Dcreu-ae will hud it the beat oaediciae and tonic they can uae. So hoto
akoald be witboot it. Always ia as-aaon, Xfrimf, Stmmtr, Anumm eaW WimUr.
If yo ranant procer it of yoar drmtgiet eeaVI direct to aa. Frice $1.00; botUes lox Plastanje.
tKWTE CURE FOR RHEUMATISM.
Tcwelxsr and Silver-ware.
The ofK-riing of the summer season finJa my cases filled with the
latest dpsignp of Silverware. A fall line of spectacles with Gold,
Silver and Steel bows, every pair fitted to the eyes of the purchaser
ree of charge. ,
An e!egnt stock of Rings, Bracelets, Cuff, Collar and Sleeve bat
ons, Diamond Stnds and a large stock of Gold and Silver Watches
of all the standard makes. Sold on extremely close margin, also an
excellent line of Clocks from the be3t manufacturers in the land.
Since May 1st 1 have adopted the Cash System, therefore in Belling
for cash only, I am better prepared to trive my customers the benefit
of better prises' in all grades of goods. Repairing a specialty.
Please call and see me. Tour trnly,
My carta hare already been introduced into nearly half the States
in the Union, are giving most excellent satisfaction.' I manufacture six
jiflerent styles as shown below: ' 1 ' ;"i i '
No. 1 is one passenger Cart with slat battom. No. 2 is a one pass
.nger Cart with a square body in place of slats. No. 3 is a two pass
.nrrpr Cart with a alt bottom. " No. 4 is a XvO passenger Cart ' with a"
.aoare bod v in ' place of slats.
nrjre body with closed np back
a -W.T aw Ww
,n opening on top. io.o u a roie
1--.. s ..-r-r.
MY Htt hoy Ims hmm tnbi
with a aevfTt tvpc of Hm
DiMae, trtili intcnM Itchfac
Mad burning, which constantly cicw
wotm antil nia firt wi cnvffY(fltb
araha. Serin HihSaH't Khmmatk
ftvraa ativartiKtl to cur kia ajfd
blord sitMawa, wa tried it und Co
ay our child' kin ia m rimt ami
rmnts a ever. V' hr!icv Hitv
hard's KteuoMtle hrrup ia a po .
live trun for bkm and blood iia-
ira. Mm Kutfofm PAtMur.
tib Stumait ttt Kocheator, N. V.
V : m-lm SALT RHEUM
UXfrt f t I Ims trouble . il
t u . KaiBWHIeis far - - war. t and
Salt (iVuni a been aMarlr all oirer air besfy.
1 Ihtv nearly everr remedy bet sound mo relief
excr trnra Hibtnrd'e Rheumatic Srrop. I cn4d
mat lie in ht-l 41 mttM. I Uee taken tea Dottles ,2
am now a w,! ni.vi. tt im trulr a ereat blood arv
r a, (:
NSI VJM M4MMSL
A Whole Family Cured
Ai-miA, Mich, Merck 1, SJ.
My wife, and hsvb fourteen months old, and Boy
Ve years old, have enflered with Scrofula er Kinja
fc.nL to being hereditary. " .They would at times,
break oat iat uee lhaampliYcd the beet phvsi
ciint. without the'lcast bent-lit. We have uod. tour
torn bottles of Ifibhard'e K he-emetic byrup, aad to '
aiy a-Mo-rnaluacwl we an all well. W oni c
dee-Tribe how kifhly we value your atedtcio.
Jotu Mustxsawaiaa, )m.
xs ia aae-erie aad aroyteeoeua.
No remedy beowa so hig-hly eridoreed by Its kora
people in the treatment ot' Rheunutiua and ttl
blood Uiwaees. Out Medical Hamuhlet, tra4i6ar
oa ail ditcaeca, aenl free on applicalioa.
Rheumatic 8vfu Co.. J aokqw, MjflM.
No 6 is a two passenger Cart with
and with box four inches deep with
a. , , , fWI X .
van. i. isoland. -