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I Soldiers of Both Armies FighUng
Xhelr Battles Oyer
Anecdote* of the Bpttle-fleld, tho Weary
Ibroh, and tho Cheerful
A Woman's View.
OW calmly men sptak
oi war, ol battle,
Of the possible lots of
& thousand lives.
Ah I but to women the
cannon's rattle
Tolls of mourning sis*
tors and wires
Ot bravo boys marching
out in the morntng,
And lying with up.
turns.1 brows at night
OJ the swift death angel,
it a
Scattering broadcast rain and blight)
maidens watching, waiting, and weeping
For lovers who never will como again
Of siiters longing for boys who are sleeping
In coffinless graves on tho battle plain
Of the dread suspense and the awful anguish
That from first to last is a woman's lot:
31 loathsome prisons where door ones lan
Of sleeploss nights, and days all fraught
With wild conjectures and mighty sorrow
With weeping, and walling, and hope de
With hating the present and dreading the raor.
And oft repeating, "What news have you
Of a cast-off garraont, prized as a treasure.
Because a dear one Has worn it of late,
Oi rlvors of tears, and grief without measure.
Of houses and homes made dosolato.
y«B, this is the meaning of war to woman
Not brave, heroic, nor strong, I know:
Weak, no doubt but Bho is so human,
Asa the old-tira* Spartans died long ago.
Taking a Battery
1'TER tlie Confed
erate batteries had
-been unmasked tliey
made it rather live
ly for the light bat
teries of General
Getty, for their guns
were niosty of heavy
I calibor, such as haS
been taken from the
Norfolk Navy Yard,
Tfhon it was captured by them.
The artillery duel did not last long—
it did not pay on either side. The in
tended crossing had been foiled, and
that was enough for us. So General
Getty drew off his guns at nightfall,
and the enemy appeared next day to
have done tho same.
I*ot a gun, or even a Confederate
picket, could bo seen by daylight from
our side of the river. jilasV.ed by
swamp and forest growth, they wero
there yet, however, as a night-scout in
a canoe made by tho writer soon after
In a pouring rain-storm tho writer
dropped down the river from Suffolk
in an old canoe, keeping close on the
western shore, listening to every
sound, keeping eye3 open as well as
ears. It was pitch dark, the river
fairly boiled in tho seething rain, and
the dip of my paddle could not have
been heard a boat's length away.
Nearly three miles had been ooverud,
when the sound Of men's voices talk
ing, in a low tone, and seeming to be
very near, reachcd me. To ehtfc'.c tho
canoe by reaching the muddy bottom
with along pole I felt for in the bot
tom of the boat, was my instantaneous
Then a glimmer of light on the cy
press trees on the swampy shore
showed I was near a oamp or guard
Careful not to touch an overhanging
branoh or to make any noise, for I
knew not how near I might be to a
sentinel, I pushed the cuuoe to the
shore. Fortune favored m'. I found
by feeling, rather tliau nceing, that I
was just under an o'd wood-wharf,
where. boats had landed to tako off
cord-wood, such U3 was used on the
river steamboats that nav.gated the
stream before tho war.
Pushing the boat in, I laid her
alongside the land under this wharf,
and crept out on the bank after fasten
ing her to a spile. Listening, 1 heard
the tramp of a sentrinol outside of me
on the wharf. Safe in the daricneae, I
crept higher up the bank, guided by
the lights reSeoted on the trees, and
in a few minutes found myself on an
earth-work in the old woodyard, look
ing over into a camp of forty or fifty
men just back of a battery of Beven
guns, all masked by bushes, but cov
ering the wharf where I landed and
tho river-front.
The most of the men were asleep in
shelter-tents, but'a few under a canvas
shed near the camp-fire were playing
cards, despite the pelting rain. They
were tho night-guard without doubt.
These were talking and laughing in a
low tone, little dreaming that a Yank
was so near, anxious to know if
"spades" were trnmps just then.
It took me about ten minutes to
study out the landing—see what guns
bore on the wharf, estimate the force
by the number ,'of. shelter-tents, and
then I backed off like a turtle on my
hands and knees* and got to the canoed
Dropping noiselessly down stream
till I was clear of danger, I paddled
across to the other side of the river,
landed and concealed my canoe, and
made my way back on foot to our lines
at Suffolk.
Reporting at headquarters that there
was a battery left which might bo
taken 'etisily at night, by surprise and
sudden assault, and which would be a
continual danger and menace' if left
alone, plans were at once "laid for its
Two .nights after, the Eighth-ninth
New York, Colonel England in com
mand, was detailed for the work, and,
with tide writer as guide and pilot,
started dqwn the river at midnight in
a small steamer to do the work.
The night was dark, and the bbat
was allowed to drift in silence until
she was aotually abreast the old wharf.
The men, with bayonets fixed, were
ordered \to remain in silonce on her
When we were.aotually abreast itnd
close to the old wharf, then steam was
given, and in a minute more the boat
was in at the landing, and with a cheer
the gallant regiment sprang on the
The snapping of a small primer on a
gnn whichcovered the wharf told of
fortune on our side. If that gun, load
ed with grape and canister, had been
fired, it would have cut down half the
regiment in narrow column as it rushed
up the wharf.
As it was, in as little time as it takes
to tell the Btory, the battery and itq.
drowsy guard .was ours. Not a roan
lost, not ftjgnn fired but seven pieces
and thirty'men captured.
It was a nicely planned'and well
cxeeutofl, piece of work, and the Gen
eral commanding was delighted with
our success. It is riot often that a cap
ture of this kind is effected without loss
.of life but such is the fortune of war.
—Vhi(.ojo'i,edg r..
One oi urlin's Storles.
The,martial spirit which the Boston
Globe, attrlbutea Jo Lieut. Col. Amos
jrooilU a goofj.ftlory loM at a banquet
TBOBIO. ii Pennsylvania at
Whioli Governor Gmtiil vas a guest,
tpon hi» left Mit sevcrftl 'f.uarternias
iois and comiui-isai'ics. amused
each oilier 'w. .'rommiaoenoes.
As Governor Cnrtiu kWKW" th:it i»one pf
"lew had bto'i IU battle, he was
prompted in fab after-dinner speech to,
tell an anecdote which had come down
from the revolution. A man by the
name of Smith drove a.sutler's wagon
for a Pennsylvania regiment during the
war and he liyed to a great age. After
the veterans died off he began to imag
ine that he took part in every battle,
and many thrilling experiences ho had
relate. Among them was this, given
Smith's own words: "It was just
before tho battle of Monmouth when
Gen. Washington came to me and said:
'Smith, we shall attack the enemy at
day break, and wo must dislodge the Hes
sian regiment directly in front of us.'
I sat up all that night honing my saber
and was in line promptly in the morn
ing. "When the bugle sounded I start
ed on a dead run for that Hessian
regiment, not waiting for my comrades.
I fell upon the ranks of tho enemy. I
cut and hacked. Legs, arms and heads
flew in all directions. Great chunks
Of meat were hurled into tho air, and
jnst as I got the Hessians on the run I
felt a hand upon my shoulder. I
turned, and there stood the Father of
his Country, '-who said: 'Smith, be
gentle you don't want to make a
slaughter-house of this_whole conti
"Canned Peaches."
I suppose most of the comrades have
a vivid remembrance of tho average
soldier's hankering after a taste of
spirituous liquors, or "commissary," as
the boys called it, writes 'Crowell in
the National Tribune. It was my ob
servation that although while a citizen
at home lie was usually temperate and
law-abiding, yet as a soldier no laws,
no orders, and no persuasion would
prevent his risking a tour in "barrel
armour," a trick in the gnard-houso, or
even his life, to obtain some "commis
sary," he holding it to be self-evident
that he should have as much of it to
drink as his commanding officer, pro
vided ho could carry it, and he never
had any doubt of his ability to do so.
Too often the officer claimed the ex
clusive privilege of drinking all tbe
"commissary," and then the conse
quences to tho private soldier going
under lire were exceedingly disastrous.
I knew a Major of infantry who was
a thoroughly drilled officer "in tactics
and regulations, who never could
bring his body to face the enemy in
time of battle without having his skin
full of whisky, and thon his regiment
fared badly. J3ut a time came when,
suddenly thrown into battle, he
couldn't get a drop, and he didn't go.
Instead of obeying orders, he dis
mounted and sneaked away to the rear
to get behind a stump, and the ranking
Captain, hearing tho orders, instantly
mounted the iMajor's horse, and away
went the regiment with the rest of tlio
lino of battle, driving all before them,
capturing two guns of a Confederate
battery in its front, and redeeming it
self from criticisms on its previous
conduct under a drunken Major, who
never commanded that regiment any
more, but departod to a camp where
whisky was always plenty and bullets
were not.
I know a private who was apparently
the model soldier of his company, with
arms and itiipmenta, dress and but
tons all bright and neat, as if he had
just come from tho Sunday-morning
inspection in camp, yet his'appotite for
liquor was his one overmastering pas
sion. Ho would steal away from camp
at night and tramp twenty miles away
to get "canned peaches." The cans
really contained nothing but whisky,
and woe to tho party who had it and
wouldn't give him somo. When once
he got a taste he was ready to commit
fL' 5
murder unless he was givon enough to
"lay him out." He would stay by that
liquor until he had swallowed it all,
and there was no more to be had then
be would follow his regiment, and some
morning appear at roll-call as bright
ond neat as over. No braver soldier
ever faced the enemy in battle when he
was sober. At last, in a fierce tussle
over a battery, poor Jerry was Bhot
through the lungs. About two hours
afterward his Captain found him bo
side the wheel of & dismounted gun,
just able to speak and Jerry's last
words were "Captain, did I do my
Davis' Unpublished Speech.
EIN an old Federal
soldier, writes a vet
eran in the Kansas
City Times, and a
Grand Army man, I
have taken the pains
to talk to a great
many "old soldiers"
L" of the ex-Confeder-
i—i-Trw, ilf ate persuasion about
tiie proposed return
of the captured battle-flags, and I
must say that not one (and I have
talked to a score of them has any de
sire to ever again even look upon a
Confederate flag. Under it they lost
their all, and to-day they respect the
old stars and stripes as they never did
before. Meeting an old Louisianian
yesterday, the reasons why the ex-Con
federates are to-day so patriotic was
explained, and is more readily ex
plained by a remark of Joff Davis',
made before the Mississippi Legislature
at Jackson, nearly two years after the
war between the Statoshad begun, and
which now goes into print for the first
time. As tlia gentleman remarked, it
is a most curious thing that none of
the historians of tho rebellion ever got
hold of it, or if they did it was not re
corded. To begin with, tbe people of
the States wore led to believo tbuit se
cession was entirely a peaceable move
ment. and after tho first gun was fired
thoy were still made to believe that the
"war" would be only a small affair
and although tbe great majority of the
Southern people were at heart op
posed to secession, yet the political
leaders were strong enough to carry
the proposition, and the people began
to believe it was only their rights'
thoy were fighting for. Having
gotten into it, however, they were de
termined to fight it out, hence the re
marks of their chief above alluded to
wero calculated to encourage those
who had voted for secession against
their better judgment: In the course
of Mr. Davis' speech, at which were
present as vinany people as could be
crowded into the legislative hall at
Jackson, after tolling tliem that while
the war had unfortunately lasted longer
than anticipated, and without attempt
ing to .predict when it would end, he
8i}id thdt when it did end he had no
Soubt it would and in the separate in
dependence of the Confederate Siafes.
"But when ended," said he, and my in
formant gives as pour as possible his
exact words, "the South should look
upon it only as a hollow truce, to be
interrupted at short intervals for a
long period of years by war and thus
it becomes Southern statesmen to so
legislate that tbe entire youth of the
Confederacy—every boy when ho at
tained the age of sixteen or seventeen
years—should be required absolutely
to give at least three years of his time
to a regular military training, so that
when these interruptions come we may
be a nation of trained soldiers."
Had the great rank and file of the
Confederacy heard that proposition
early in the war it would have speedily
ended but, as remarked by the gentle
man who related the above, having
gotten into the trouble and been in it
for nearly two years they were willing
to stay until its close, hoping against
hope that it would not only end speed
ily, but-end as their chosen leader had
My Rache'nsack ana His Spars.
sixteen of us had
captured twenty
Beven of the enemy
and thirty-two
horses. We were
told that General
Forrest was at Olive
Branch with four
thousand cavalry,
only a mile distant.
To get back to Baton Kouge, a distance
of twonty-two miles, we must pass them.
We recrossed the bridge, rode down
the river a mile, forded it, and intend
ed to make the Comite ford before the
enemy were aroused in camp. Here a
little incident occurred to me, whioh,
though it is well enough to laugh about
now, failed to excite the spirit of mirth
in me at that time.
One of the prisoners whom I was
guarding, was a tall, swarthy fellow.
He called himself "A Backensack from
Arkansas." He wore a pair of silver
plated Mexican spurs'whioh I wanted,
and accordingly politely asked him to
present them to me as a mark of
respect to his superior officer.
Ho "allowed" he would keep them,
and after a few complimentary words
passed between us, I finally gave him
to understand that he was my prisoner,
and I would have tho spurs if it cost
the price of a Backensack.
He then handed me the spurs
About that time we heard a yell and
looking baok as far as the eye could
reach we saw the enemy on our trail.
With energy we urged our tired horses
on so as to reach the Comite ford, when
when wo would be safe but all in vain
—Forrest's whole command was after
us, so it seemed. Tho prisoners hin
dered us, so we let them go. But when
we reached the ford we found the ene
my there awaiting us. We made a
flank movement and tried to gain the
bridge, but to no purpose.
We were ordered to dismount, and
our arms and everything of value taken
from us.
I looked around, and who shonld I
see coming straight toward me but my
Backensack," in search of his viotim.
I tumbled at once for I didn't feel half
as big as I did a half hour before. At
last, when he reached me, and from his
towering height looked with supreme
impressiveness down upon me, and said:
"Yank, I reckon you'un remember, I
done told you'un that I allowed I'd
keeps my spurs," I didn't stop to argue
tho case I handed them to him, and
courteously thanked him for the use of
them for the short time I had used
them. I felt thankful to get out of it
that easy. We fully realized now that
we were wholly in the enemy's power,
and determined to make the best of a
bad bargain.
Company I, Fourth Wisconsin Cavalry Volun
A Jjetter from Sherman*
When Sherman, in 1804, was on his
march to the sea, a clergyman in Ala
bama, whose horse had been taken
from him by a Michigan soldier early
in the war, applied to tho General for
restitution, and received tho following
ATLANTA, September 16,1801.
Your letter of September 14th received.
I approach a question involving the
title to a horse-with great deference,
for the law of war, that mysterious
code of which we talk so much but
know so little, is remarkably silent on
the 'horse.'
"He is a beast so tempting to the
soldier—to him of the wild cavalry, the
fancy artillery, or tho patient infantry
—that I find more difficulty in recover
ing a worthless spavined horse than in
paying a million of 'greenbacks.' So I
fear I must reduce your claim to one of
finance, and refer you to the great
Board in Washington that may reach it
by tho time your graadchild becomes a
great-grandfather. Privately, I think
it was a shabby trick in the scamp of
the Thirty-first Miohigan Begiment
who took your horse, and the Colonel
or his brigadier should have restored
him, but 1
cannot afford to undertake
to mako good the sins or omissions of
my own colonels or brigadiers, much
less those of a former generation.
"When this cruel war is over, and
peace once more gives you. a parish, I
will promise, if near you, to procure
out of Uncle Sam's corrals a beast that
will replace the one taken from you BO
wrongfully, but now it is impossible.
We have a big journey before us, and
we will need all we havo—and I fear
more, too—so look out when the Yanks
are about, and hide your beasts, for my
experience is, that soldiers are very
careless in soaroh for title. I know
Gen. Hardee will confirm this, my ad
"With groat respect, yours truly,
Confederate Stationery.
tionery was a thing
no less unique and
2) characteristic than
the otlier products of
the time.
The writing paper,
of a dingy salmon
color, rough and fuz
zy, was ruled with
heavy, glaring blue
linos, doubtless on the prinoiple that
the plainness of the landmarks should
be in proportion to the difficulty of the
way. But with tbis paper, such as it
was, at $10 a quire, and envelopes' in
proportion, it was resorted to only after
everv available bit of paper, every page
of old account books, wliethor already
written on' one side or not, and even the
fly-leaves of printed volumes, had been
ferreted out and exhausted. Envelopes
were made of scraps of wall-paper and
from the pictorial pages of old books—
the white side out—stuck together in
some cases with the gum that exudes
from peach trees.
Ink had almost as many substitutes
as coffee, and with nearly as great a
variety of results. Sumac berries,
pokeberries, "oak balls," and green per
simmons set with rusty nails were
oftenest used in concocting the fluids
with whioh we blotted paper. We
found that blaek gum roots made fair
corks. One of the very few things, if
not the sole thing, that oonld be
achieved with a dime was to post a let
ter. The ten-oent stamps, which were
small and blue, bore .v profile to all ap
pearances a compromise between those
of the rival Presidents.
Zc a
Twelve Thousand Biles or Ball
Constructed Boring tho W
Past Tear.
[Chicago telegnm.1
The Railroad Gazette for this week has
the following in regard to railroad construc
tion for 1887:
It is an opinion pretty generally held
that the railroad building tbli year wilt
exceed that of 1883, when 11,568 miles were
constructed. Naturally opinions differ as
to whether the investment not been
more than tho conditions warrant. It is,
however, a reassuring fact that a great
proportion of the new road build
ing 0! 1887 is designed and
located to develop new business rather
than to fight for what exists already or for
retaliation. All alongthe Western frontier
we see the same phenomenon—the old
roadB reaching out further and further into
Jouag territory, and it is a territory of
which the contributions to commerce haTe
only, began. In the Northwest, for
instance, while it is true that the
Montana extension of the Manitoba
parallels the Northern Facifio, it is
also true that between the two roads lies a
belt of country from 70 to 150 miles wide
which will before many years support a
dense population. In the Southwest the
wisdom of extending lines into New Mex
ico and Arizona is more questionable, but
the lines now watching the Indian Terri
tory are in position to take immediate ad
vantage of tha opening of that fertile re
gion. Much of the far Western building
has been and is in obedience to the forces
which are pnshing the center of gravity
steadily in that direction. The Missouri
Bivcr for a time furnished a convenient
and apparently natural stopping-place,
but the roads which have crossed into the
territory beyond oan now fix only an arbi
trary terminus. Before them is always a
field of possible profit, whioh they must
occupy or their rivals will. In the South
ern States the recent great activity has also
been something in the nature of an inva
sion of new territory and brough about by
the development of new conditions but
naturally the limit of profitable building
there must be quickly reaohed.
The Grain Crops in Europe—The Linen
and Lace Industries of Ireland.
Edmund Jussen, Consul General at
Vienna, lias transmitted to the Department
of State at Washington certain data gath
ered from the reports of the international
seed and grain convention recently held in
that city. In Austria- Hungary the yield of
wheat for the year 18b7 is estimated at
177,000,000 bushels, an increase of nearly
25 per cent, over the average yield of that
countiy, while 185,000,000 bushels iB the
estimated yield of rye, also a considerable
increase. The crop of oats, however, is
hardly sufficient to cover the home de
mand. In Russia rice has yielded an
average crop barley iB of excellent quality,
but the crop of oats is poor, and tho
prospect of potatoes not' very promising.
In the Scandinavian country the aver
age amonut of wheat is produced, but
rye and oats fell far below the average.
The wheat crop of Italy is poor, and the im
portant demand of the countrv will amount
W about 30,000,000 bushels. The corn crop
is above the average, and the country wilt
have a surplus for export. The wheat
crops of Switzerland and Holland are
above the average, while that of northern
Ilus&ia is below. The wheat crop of
France is large, but a considerable quantity
of wheat must be imported to meet the
home demand, as the quantity in store is
veiy limited. In Great Britain and Ireland
an average wheat crop is expected. The
total yield is estimated at from 9,500,000 to
10,000,000 quarters, so that after deducting
the seod, 8,500,000 to 9,000,000 quarters
will bo left for home consumption, and the
importation from 1(3,500,000 to 17,000,000
quarters will be required.
In British India the yield of wheat for
1837 is estimated at 0,390,095 tons. From
January 1 to June 30, 1887, British India
exported to Europe 9,679,51G hundred
weight of wheat.
Consul J. Schoenhof, at Tunstal], Eng
land, reporting on the economic conditions
of Ireland, treats upon the linen, hosiery
and lace manufactures of that country. Ue
finds that the earnings of the people em
ployed in the linen mills of Ulster are far
below those of any class employed in the
textile branches in England, mill regula
tions and working time being the same.
The Consul reports that the linen trade
suffers from depression, due partly to the
fact that not BO much linen iB nsed, owing
to the cheapness of ootton and partly also
because the use of brown linen for ladies'
dress has ceased through change of fashion,
but priucipally through the great reaction
following the immense expansions in the
wake of the American war and the cotton
famine consequent thereto.
The Consul says that with the advantages
of cheap labor and great eageroesB for
finding opportunities to work nil over Ire
land, with an intelligent population, quick
to lake up and learn all manipulations to
which tbey are Bet, and with the excellent
quality of tho wool which the Irish sheep
produce, one would expeot to find quite a
nourishing industry there. But there are
no more than half adozen prosperous mills
in all Ireland, employing ir all but a few
thousand hauds, and a great many mills
are closed up for want of orders. -.,..
Thrilling Adventures of the Crew of a
Wrecked Craft on Midway ?_
1 Island.
[Hall Francisco dlspaton
Edward Olsen and William Timpo. sur
vivors of the wrecked schooner Oeneral
Sigel, who spent an adventurous nine
months on Midway Island, in the South
Seas, have reached Honolulu, and tell the
following, story of their experiences:
The General Sigel left Honolulu Sept.
1, 1888, on a shark-fishirg expedition.
Her crew was composed of Captain Aber
dine, Adolph Jcrgent, the mate, Peter Lar
kin, Peter Brown, Martin Neileen. and
Charles Clemens. On Bept. 23 they ar
rived off Midway Island. On the night of
Sept. 26 the vossel was riding at anchor
off this island, the whole of tbe
crew being camped on shore. Toward
midnight a gale of wind arose, the ves
sel drifted ashore and became a wreck.
The crew thuB found themselves oast upon
a desolate island in mid-ocean, their only
means of subsistence being sea-birdB and
their eggs and fish. About ten days after
their arrival a painful accident happened
to Larkin. While engaged in killing fish
with giant powder, one of his hands was
blown off and he died in a few days. A ter
this a feud appear* to have arisen between
Mate Jorgent and tbe other Burvivors.
Timpe states that on one occasion when he
was alone in their hut, Jorgent came
stealthily behind him, put a rope around
his neck, and tried to strangle him. The
lad called loudly for help, when the rope
was slackened, and Jorgont desisted from
his purpose.
While the Captain and a sailor named
Brown were after eggs Jorgent murdered
them. AVhen tho others learned of this
they taxed Jorgfcut with it. He said that
they had committed, suioide. Oslen and
Timpe, the two. other seamen, determined
to leave Jorgent en tbe island. They ac
cordingly destroyed the boat, and on June
23 sailed away in a scow, leaving the mur
derous mate to his own resonroes. They
reaohed Marshall Island after a passage of
two months ond a half, but nothing has
since been heard of Jorgent.
best of prophets of the future ia
the past.
MOST groat works are accomplished
Mr. Smith in to­
day? Smith—No, sir. He is out(exit
tax-collector)—at tbe elbpws.— Bur
ling ton Free Press.
should lead in the list
of the virtues.
are no zounds of drinks in
the ladder of success.—Puck.
sweetest time to read the book
of nature is when autumn turns the
is oredifed with being the
largest peanut-bearing State in thq
POOBtej, r-.' l. ...
A aCri
The Sad Erpariimc!
whioh one of the
In the early days of tho direct tea trade
with China, Importers wero anxious to se
cure the earliest cargoes of anew crop.
The fastest clipper ships were engaged in
the trade. Great haste fn loading thorn was
followed by a hot race to reach New Xork
The first cargo brought the best price and
large profits. Tbe successful Captain was
always rewarded, so every known aid to
navigation was adopted.
The young captain of one of Mr. Aster's
clippers bought, on one of hts trips, a new
chronomoter. and with its aid made a qulok
passage, and arrived first. Be put the
Srlce of it into the expense account of the
•ip, but Ur. Astor threw it out, Insisting
thu such an item of expense for new tan
gled notions could not DO allowed.
The Captain thereupon resigned and took
sorvice with a rival line.
The next year he reached port long in ad
vance of any competitor, to tho great do
if his
light and profit ol
chagrin of Mr. Astor.
employers, and the
Not long after they chanced to meet, and
Ur. Astor inquired:
"lly the way. Captain, how much did that
chronometer cost you?"
"Six hundred dollars," then, with a quiz
zical glance, he asked:
"And how much has it nost you. Ur. As
"Sixty thousand dollars."
Men are often unfortunate In the rcjootlon
of what they call new fangled notions.
There are sick men who refuse, even
when their physicians tell them they cannot
help them, to take Warner's safe cure, be
cause it is a "new-fangled" proprietary
mcdicine. The result is they lose—life and
Thousands 01 other men have been re
stored to health by it. us the testimonials
furnished to tho public show. TheBe testi
monials cannot be doubted. The proprie
tors havo a standing ofTor of $5,000 to any
ono who will show that any testimonial pub
lished by them is not, so far as they know,
entirely true.
Dr. Andrew Wilson. Fellow of the Royal
Society, of Edinburgh, the editor of
"Health," London. Eng., says in his maga
zine, in answer to an enquiry, "Warner's
safo cure is of a perfectly safe character,
and perfectly reliable."
The refusal of a manufacturing firm to
pay for the patentof a new invention by ono
of their workmen, cost them their entire
business. Anew firm took out the patent
and were soon enabled to make goods
enough cheaper to drive the old firm out of
business: and many a physician is daily
finding his patients, long-time chronlo in
valids, unaccountably restored to health by
ies very
ble, and it ooBts too much to foollBhly re-
the use of the new kidney specific. New
far.gled notions are sometimes very valua-
ject them.
Dumas the elder loved to laugh at
the expense of English stiffness and
reserve. One of his stories was this:
One day "Victor Hugo and I were in
vited to dine with the duke of Decazes.
Among the guests were Lord and Lady
Palmerston—of course, this happened
before the February revolution. At
midnight tea was handed around.
Victor Hugo and I were sitting side
by side, chatting merrily. Lord and
Lady Palmerston had arrived very late,
and there had consequently been no
opportunity to introduce us before
dinner after dinner it seems it was
forgotten. English custom, conse
quently, did not allow us to be address
ed by the illustrious couple. All at
once young Decazes comes up to us
and says: "My dear Dumas, Lord Pal
merston begs you will leave a chair
free between you and Victor Hugo."
I hastened to do as he wished. We
moved away from each other and
placed a chair between us. There
upon enters Lord Palmerston, holding
the hand of his wife, leads her up to
us, and invites her to sit down on the
empty chair—all this without saying a
word. "My lady," he said to his wife,
"wliat time h^.ve you?" She looked
at her watch r. id answered: "Thirty
five past 12." "Well, then," said the
great minister, "remember well that
this day, at 12:35, you were sitting be
tween Alexandre Dumas and Victor
Hugo, an honor which you probably
never will enjoy again in your life
time." Then he offered his arm again
to his wife and took her back to her
seat without saying a word to us, be
cause we had not been presented!—
The Argonaut.
Remarkable Surgery.
The soienae of surgery his mads sudh won
derful progress in modern times that the moat
intricate and delicate operations are now un
dertaken and carried to a snooesifnl issue.
There are now several well authenticated cases
of what is knowu as pueumotouy—that is to
say, tho removal of diseased portions of the
lnnga in cases of consumption. While, how
ever, this delloato operation has sometimes
been suooessfully performed, the risks attend
ing it are so great and the chanoes of recovery
so Blight that it is seldom roaorted to. The
safest plan in consumptive cases ia to use Dr.
Pierce's Golden Medical Dlsoovery. This will
always oure the disease in its earlier stages,
thoroughly arresting the ravages of the ter
rible malady by removing its calls, and heal
ing the lungs.
One of the most interesting sights in
the warehouse is the ivory room. Here
are lying by the hundreds tusks of
elephants, wild boars, horns of the
rhinoceros, and teeth of the hippopota
mus. There are elephants tusks ten
feet in length and weighing 150
pounds. There are hippopotamous teeth
nearly two feet long. The elephant
tusk, of course, furnishes by far the
finest quality of ivory, and there is
also a great difference in the elephant
—the elephant of India and Ceylon
ranking the African specimen. It
is only a question of time when the
ivory trade will have to look around
for a new source of material. The
officer in charge of this room, a man
about sixty years of age, said that he
had been there from a boy. He said
that there was a perceptible falling off
in tho supply every year, and what
looked to the inexperienced eye like
an astonishing collection, was. quite
small as compared with what might
have been seen twenty or even ten
years ago.—Baltimore 8un. 4
"Mamma, what is color-blind?''
asked little Nell. "Inability to tell
one color from another, my dear."
Then I guess the man that made my
geography is color-blind, because he's
got Greenland down painted yellow."
—Elmira (N. T.) Gazette.
"Yzs I shall break the engagement," she
said, folding her arms and looking defiant "it
is really too muoh trouble to. converse with
him he's as deaf as a post and talks like he
take Dr. Sage's Catarrh Bemedy. It will oure
him oompletely.* "Well. I'll tell him. I do
hate to break it off, for in all ether respeots
he's quite too charming." Of course it cured
his catarrh.
A SNOW-PLOW is like a bad habit—«
good thing to cut adrift.
Is IT not strange that the masculine
Dingers do not start a bass bawl dnW
MORMOHS hold faith la A religious re
A DANGEBOUB Character— a man
who "takes life" cheerfully.
"NOTHPJO but leaves," as the landlord
said when the last guest was going away.
IT would be a cold day for Ireland if she
should lose her Ulster.—Boston Courier.
WHK.V a man's looks sneak volumes, the
best thing he can do is to sell the
14 for old
Junk. ,,
The New Prise Story
is eagerly sought for, real with plearure or
disappointment, ia then tossed asGle and for-
But ladies who road of Dr. Pieree's
'avorite Prescription lead it again, for they
discover in it something to prias^a messenger
of Joy to those suffering from functional de
rangements or any of the painful disorders or
weaknesses peculiar to their sex. Periodical
pains, internal Inflammation, and ulceration
readily yiold to its wonderful curative and
healing powers. It is the only medicine for
womon sold by druggists, wuter a positive
gvarantf front the manufacturer*, that it will
give satisfaction in every case, or money will
be refundod. This guarantee has been print
ed on tbe bottle-wrapper, and faithfully car
•riod out for many years.
White men who travel among people
•who have seldom or never seen white
persons before are annoyed by the
curiosity which their appearance ex
cites. This curiosity, moreover, is,
strange to say, not always attended
with absolute admiration. On this
point a traveler in Abyssinia bears
some amusing testimony.
A crowd of soldiers collected around
us and amused themselves with many
facetious remarks on our appearance,
such as -'Cat's eyes!" "Monkey's
hair!" What nice red morroco their
skin would make for a sword-sheath!"
These expressions were afterward
translated to me for iu those days I
was not well up in the "chaff" of the
language, and, having myself a tolera
bly good opinion of my appearance, I
judged that the remark must be highly
Some years after this I asked a per
son with whom I had become intimate,
and who had never seen any white
man but myself, what impression my
first appearance had made on him.
He answered me very simply that I
resembled a rather good-looking Abys
sinian who had lost his skin!— Xauih's
P. Willing, a miner, who returned
from Cook's inlet, Alaska, on the
schooner Hera, states that his party
found veins of coal varying from two to
seven feet in thickness. A sample of
the coal shown appears to be lignite,
with a bituminous composition. The
sample was obtained from the surface
of the veins, but workings may pos
sibly develop a better quality of coal.
Numerous indications of coal exist all
over Alaska, but with mines in closer
proximity to the market many years
will elapse before the Alaskan beds
are worked, unless a deposit of good
coking coal can be found. Such a
quality would command attention from
capitalists, as there is a great want of
coking coal on this coast.—San Fran
cisco Chronicle.
In General DebUlty, Emaciation,
Consumption, and wasting in children, Scott's
Emulsion of Pure Cod Liver Oil with Hypo
phoaphites is a most valuable food and lncdi
eine. It crcates an appotite for food, strength
ens the norvous system, and builds up the
body. Please read: "I tried Scott's Einuloion
on a young man whom phvaiciana at times
up hope. Binoo he began using the
malslon his oough has oeaeed, gained flesh
Quite a comical incident in Faneuil
Hall, square amused lookers-on the
other day. A well-known gentleman,
quite prominent in temperance work,
was proceeding hurriedly along when
he stepped upon a banana peel, which,
"like death, levels all ranks," and out
frdm a parcel which he was carrying
shot a bottle of brandy, the glass re
ceptacle being dashed to pieces and
the liquor sprinkled about. Among
those who witnessed his fall were sev
eral gentlemen who knew him well,
and who, knowing his confirmed tem
perance principles, rallied him upon
the loss of the liquor. In vain did he
plead that he was taking the brandy
home for domestic purposes his tor
mentors put aside all liis attempts at
explanation and gravely lectured him
upon the evils of the dram cup.—Bos
ton Budget.
Consumption Surely Cured-
To the Editor: -Pleaso inform your redden
that I have a positive remedy for tbe above*
named dieeaie. By ite timely use thousand#of
hopelest eases have been permanently cured I
shall be glad to send two bottles of my remedy
to any of your readers who have consump.
won if they will send me their Express and
P, O. address. Resppotfnllv,
T. A. SLOCUM. M. C.. 181 Peart Bt, N. T.
"Gintlemin," exclaimed an Emerald
islander who was holding forth to an
assemblage of the advantages of be
longing to a society of which he was
president—"gintlemin, I couldn't be
gin to tell ye half the privileges apper
tainin' to a membership hi this society
but I'll tbry to tell you a few. First
when ye are sick, it'll not be pertaters
and tay ye'll be gettin', but foine cuts
of roast bafe an' lashin's of the best
whisky. Nixt, whin ye are dead, ye'll
have such a foine funeral that the
folks on the sidewalk'll be after askin',
wid their eyes stickin' out like lob
ster's: 'Sure, w/io's in the coffin?' An,
good care of your wives and children
whin yeareburried we'll take such
exsadin' that they'll all be rejoicin'
greatly because they're widders an
orphans."—Harper's Bazar.
Sadden Clisnifea of Weather
cause Throat Diseases. There is no more
effectual romedyfor Coughs, Colds, otc., than
bozo. Price 25 cts.
"I wish things were shared out
evener," said a Cincinnati boy, watch
ing the colored man at the house op
posite washing the sidewalk. He found
mamma was about to commend his sym
pathy with the poor workingman when
he astonished her by adding with em
phasis: "Then we would have a colored
man and a hose!"—
The Epoch. jj|||
MUDDY 6trectB nre dangerous
they are full of cart ridges.
ADVICB to butchers: If a man re
fuses to pay for mutton, enet.
IT IJ better to have soft hands than a soft
SWEPT are the uses of adversity, but most
people proior sunar.
We doofet if there Is, or can be, a spedfio
remedy, for rheumatism but thousand* who
have suffered Us pains have been greatly ben*,
ell ted by Hood's 8arsaparilla. If yon have Called
to find relief, try this great reaody. It correct*
the acidity of the blood which lithe cause of tha
disease, and bollds up the whole system.
**l was afflicted with rheumatism twenty years.
Previous to
1M31 found no relief, but grew worse*
nntU was almost helpless. Heed's Banaparilla
did me more good than all the ether medicine
ever had.** ILT.BALCOV, Shirley
The venerable bend
factor of mankind,
intent upon his good
works, is known as
we sco lilm here.
His familiar face and
form have becomo a trade mark, and the
good ho lias done is illustrated in the follow
ing marvelous instance: Jan. 17, 1883,
Gcorgo C. Osgood A Co., druggists, Lowell,
Mass., wrote: "Mr. Lewis Dennis, No. 130
Moody st.. desires to recommend St. Jacobs
Oil to any afflicted with rheumatism, and
desires especially to say that Orrin Robinson,
of Grantville, Mass., a boy of 12 years, came
to hi* house to ffo summer o/1881 walking
upon crutches, his left leg having been bent
ot the knee for over two months and could
not be bent back. He could not walk upon
it. Mr. Dennis had some St. Jacobs Oil in
the house and gave it to him (o rub on his
knee. "In six days lie had no use for big
crutches and went home well without them,
and he has been well since
St. Jacobs Oil cured
h!m.M In July. 1887, inquiry was made of the
Messrs- Osgood to ascertain the condition of
the little ciipple, which brought the follow
ing response "Lowell, Mass., July 9, 1887.—
The poor cripple on crutches, Orrin Kobin
sun, cured by 8t. Jacobs Oil in 1881, has re
mained cured. The young man has been
and is now at work everv day at manual
labor. lr. George C. Osgood, M. D.M No
other remedy can make the same showing.
Type, Machinery and Supplies
Wo havo on baud sevorol Becoud-Hand Job
and Newspaper Presses in exoellent condition
also a Ihio lot. of Socond-Hiuid Display Type,
which wo will closo out at very low prices.
Writo for part ioulars.
axa Pearl Street, Sioux City, Iowa.
Make Your Own Bitters.
Ml" for a bot lo of stomach Blttera.
MnUinhi?m..ro iioorwhiiikr th»n medcinn, when
iworwni.kr t&.a medcinn, when
tteiindoralftned will send rot: br uinll on. 4 n*.
BKniUES. which
wUi niaveONKOALLONof the I est T' NIC anyone
overused. The use of tlilii Tonic LIAN *NRAIF IVIIT.
!)eJ.tor: on Uio Kidney, and OenorS
lability, and pivea Tono to the iiomach: in fact I
rhillotigo all other Tonics. It la far tho cbeapcat
Tonio known. Ono noci&KC will equil one dozen
tor Ono Dollar per
botUo. Ftill directions ooererr packwe. Ask .rour
DrnBKkt lor "STKltLTKK'S DKTPMTEilS.- If Jou?
Drusririat does not nn *i* iimn
WIUJIU IUO U. O. on receipt of AV\ U. H. Dostaza
•t.mn1knSi?1r!!*• Two psokages 50*. and.
Su'td diKf
™QKao 8TKKi:rrF.,Orindluniiin, Mich.
core. Price 29 cents.
Over 5,000 Physlciana hare cent ua their approval oi
plOESTTTjTN, sarins that It is the best preparation
tor Indigestion thit tir
Indigestion thit tney have erer need.
Wuhavs never heard of a case of Dyspepsia where
DIGESTYLIN was taken that was not enrea.
Tor Bummer Cowp:&Jnta and Chronic Diarrhoa,
which are the direct results of imperfect digestion.
D1GE8TY1«1X wilt effeet an tmmodlate cure.
Take DIGESTYLIN for U' pains and (lino
the stomach they all come from indigestion. Ask
ur druintist for DIGESTYLIN (price $1 »er large
If he dors not have it, rand one dollar to ug
and we will send a bottle to you, express prepaid.
Do not hesitate to eond your money. Our house is
reliable. Established twenty-five yoirs.
Witt. F. IUDDU2t & CO.,
Manufacturing Chemists. 83 Julia St,, N.Y
/sufferedfrom ca
tarrh 12 yearn. The\
droppings into th\
throat tcere nar««il-|
inj. My nose bled al-\
most dally. Since fAtfl
jlrttday** use of
Creamllalm havehadX
no bleeding, thesorc
neu is entirely yoneA
D. Q. Davidsontxcith±^-=±
the JJonton Jiudyet.
Et Cag^i
.OliDls worth ItfOper pound, Petttt.s EyoSatre
(1,000, bat Is sold at 25 cents a box by dealers.
PElTSIO!KPff Midlers and Heir*, r*. BIH*
W HAM. Airy. Woahhurton? D. C.
C*OCn MONTH. ARCutu wanted, to beat silt*
•n/nilin? •rticlcs in the world. I Knip'e FREE.
VfcWW Address JAY BKONbON, Detroit, Mich.
return man. Fall nesrrlntfon
Mood NewTalior System of Dress
(Cutting. MOODY & CO*Cinann.tl. 5!
to V8a day. Camples worth tl^O.FREB.
lines not under the horsr'* fret. Write
Bin water Btfety UeinlXoldft(XM HoJly, Mich
KN8IONS Collected and Increased or no fee,
by KlteseraSd* Powell Indianapolis, ind. Reject*
ed reuiieuod. Bond tor circular of law* free.
1 VrnT VfnrDT complete In esrli fmmfcer also
AUuiY flUY Jjjjatorioi*ande*says. frtoirer.ie ir.
MBMMMMB86IIII 10ceui-« tor niiuple cony to
AiidrexR Cincinnati Suspender
Co., II £. Ninth t„ Cincinnati, O.
l5egrttt t0urfcithw*C4»rur*\o«,deary
lttifX*r»r, will tntU aot|b
TB. &. Utniuica A Co., I(iwvk,n,
Dr. Isaac Thompson's
Eye Wafelt
Thi^ article in a rare fully prepared physician's pre
scription, and has hoeu in constant use for nearly a
century.'and notwithstanding tbe many other prepar
ationa that bare been introduced Into tue market, ihe
asle of tbia article is constantly increasing, lithe di
rections are followed it will never foil. \Vn particu
larly invitn the attention ot phyxlriuis lo it* merits.
•John Im TFiunipsoHt Sons &
Ytttage, Mass.
Hood's Sarsaparilla
Md by all druggists. $1 sht for ts. Mid*
«y by & BOOD Sr ca, Lowell, Hasa.
JO? poses One Dollar
say oora
1 do not mean merely to itip then
for a time axd tben hate tbem return acain. I me»n a
radical enre. 1 have made the disease of FITS. EPIIr
EPSY or FALLING BlOKNlfBS a lifelong study. 1
wsirtot my rMnrd/toeom the wors+ caies. Beeanae
ethers have failed no reason for cot now reoeirtnc a
core, flftftdatonee for a trectiao and a Froe Bottle
my infallible remedy. Ghre Express and I ost Office.
O. ltOOT. i»l, C..
183 Pearl St. No%r York.
Everybody wants the earliest I
vegetables and largest farm
„ir, BIACUINES and IiUvi
A 1 N 8 a in
:Tldies, Caps, klltwns. Ac. Ms
.chinesent uj mall for $l. 8eud
.for late reduce*! price-hut.
K. BOSS CO., loledo, Oliio.
The Musical 1888.
A®,musical NKW YEAR heaves in eight, we grrrt
^Lth? «°uml ot Cornet" (or any oilier mus.ud
instrument, for all of which Oliver Dltsoii Co.
the ror7 best Instruction Books).
With the New Year, many now pupils will cora»
raence to learn the PUno to thorn and vheir aehers
we oommend
a peerloss book, which has held the lead for many
years, and. unaffected by the appearsnoe ot other
undoubtedly excellent Instructor#, still sells like a
new book. Price $3.
uid bevtitlful SDKDATSOHQOL SONan, and Is ouo at'
tbe beat OI itt C1m. Tbe neweit book.
UNITED VOICES •,•":»»« ««ilift-fmthn
WJ WIULO nlaliee (banrtuire of
8CB00L BONoa lor wliole jretr. Tlie Bewet lioilc
Books that sell everywhere and all the time: \i
Sonra, 50c. Jnbilra S
and Plantation Song*. «0e.! Mlnilrei Hong*.
n«w and old. $3 Good Old Songi wo used to
KINKE1/S COPY BOOK (75 cts.], with the Ele
mento and Exercises to be written, Is a useful
book for teachers and scholars.
Any Booh Mailed for the IIctatt Price,
Oliver Ditson d) Co., Boston.
*iurM S«#r»lgl», Toothache,
Lame Back, 8tl* Joints, Sprains, BrulwL
fj1"1*. Wounds, Old Sores and
All Aehea and Pains.
tartlmonllla received bT tu more than
E"T» W. claim for ttala T.laetle renledr It
It the raoit aerer* palm, bui
I at Id a I
mailed free.
Tbe treatment of many thousands of eases
of thon chronlo weaknesses and distressing
ailments peculiar to females, at tho Invalids
Hotel ana Surgical Institute, Buffalo, H. Y.,
lias afforded a vast experleuoe in nicely adapt
ing and thoroughly testing remedies lor tho
cure of woman's peculiar maladies.
I»r. Vlerco's Favorite prescription
is the outgrowth, or result, of this great and
valuable experience. Thousands of testimo
nials, received from patients and from physi
cians who have tested It in the mora aggra
rated and obstinate cases which bad
their skill, prove it to bo tbe most wonderful
remedy cvjar devised for tho relief and euro of
euffeiingr women. It is not recommended as a
"cure-all," but as a most perfect Specific for
woman's peculiar aliments.
,tA» a powerful. inYijrorAtlng tonic*
it imparts strenrtn to too wholo syfitcai,
and to the womb and its appendages in
particular. For overworked,
I Morphine Habit Cored In lO
to SO days. .\o pay till cored,
Dr. J. Stephens, LcbABoa. Ohio*
MAGAZINU, i'titladelpUla.
Ubymatl. titowrlt&Cc
BGbarlestowa, Hsn.
•bymaU. tttowrlt&Co*
OME ^TKinY Bookkcepinar,Bunlcr**Forms,
1 .7 •l enmanship.Arithmetic,Hbort»
hand, etc., tborouglUy tanriit by mad. Circulars
R.8. ft A. P. LAOCT, Patent
Attorners.Wasliinffton, D.O,
T7*-*• Instructions and opinions
•a to MlnnUbatj TBEK. 49-17 run* tiperleaca.
LADY AGENTS permanent
employment at *50 to $100 per
month neltiii?Qucc!tCit.yStip»
.porter#, Somplo outfit Treo.
worn -out,"
*ruu-down," debilitated teachers, mlllinerr.
ualed aud is invaluable in allaying and sub
nervous excitability. Irritability, cx«
World's Dispensary MidlcallssiclBtion,
ie greatest earthly boon txin? unequaled -.k
appetizing cordial and restorative tonic, r
a soothing and »trenfftlioiiln«
is thi
as an
As a sootltlng and strengthening
nervine* Favorite Prescription" Is uno-
baustlon, prostration, hysteria, spasms and
Other distressing, norvous symptoms com
monly attendant upon functional and orgnnlQ
disease of the womb. It induces rvfresiling
Bleep and relieves mental anxiety and de-.
Br. Pferco's Favorite Proscription
physician, and oda
organization. It is purely vegetable In its
composition and perfectly harmless in iti
effects in any condition or tho syirtem. PoJ
morning sickness, or nausea, from whatever
catiso arising, weak stomach, indigestion, dys
pepsia aud kindred symptoms, its use, in small
noses, will provo very beneficial.
"Favorite Prescription" IsaposU
tlve euro for the most complicated and ob
stinate oases of leucorrhea, excessive flowing,
painful menstruation, unnatural suppressions,
prolapsus, or falling of the womb, weak back,1
female weakness," anteverslon. retroversion,
bearing-down sensations, chronio codfrcsttan,
inflammation and ulceration of-the womb, In*
flammatlon, pain and tenderness in ovaries,
accompanied with "internal heat."
As a regulator and promoter of funo*
tional action, at that critical period of change
from girlhood to womanhood,** Favorite Pre
scription" Is a perfectly safo remedial agent,
and can produce only good results. It is
equally efficacious and valuable in its effects
when taken for those dlbonters and derange
ments incident to thai later and most critical
period, known as "Tho Churgo of Life."
••Favorite Prescription." when token
In connection with tho uao of Dr. Piorco'a
Golden Medical Discovery, and small laxative
doses of Dr. Pieroe's Purgative I'ellds {Uttlo
Liver Pills), cures Liver, Kidney andJjladder
diseases. Their combined uso also removes
blood .taints, and abolishes cancerous and
scrofulatos humors from the system.
"Favorite Prescription*' Is the only
medicine for women, sold by druggists, nnder
a poiiUTe gnaranteo, trom tbo manu
facturers, that it will give satisfaction In orerr
case, or money will bo refundod. Tbis guarari
tee has boon printed on tho bottle-wrapper,
ana faithfully carried out for many years. 1
l£TRe boUloa aoo doaei) 1.00, or six
bottles for #5.00.
I ihS
r. C. N. U. ICO. 1-88.
please say you saw Ui« advortUmeut
this paper.
crops and the wajr to get them is to plant Balser*s Heed*. 100400
Rotes and Plants. Send 8o for.samplo Bssansn Ont«(9QO bn.Mr
notes ana rianu. Bend 8c jor.samplo Bssansn Ont«(X)0 bo. per
ajand finest catalogue ever publlshod. JIUi.tiUU.UCmM.WU.

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