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A WAR REMINISCENCE.
SCENES AT HATCHER'S CREEK AND PETERSBURG RECALLED. ,u!m A. Scar* Speak* to a Reporter of Stirring Scene*—Kacaped With a Slight Wound. Hut, Like Other Veterans. Hu* Suffered Since—A Story that Rend* Like a Page from History. From the Albany (N. T.) Journal. John B. Scace, the widely known cuntructor and building mover of Al bany, N. Y., has had an unusually in teresting life, and when seen by a re porter recently at his home. No. 15 Bradford street, told of his many ex periences and adventures while serv ing under the old flag In the late war. Although having endured all the hardships and privations of life in the ranks, Mr. Seace bears his more than half a century of years with an elastic step and a keen mind, taking an active interest in private and public affairs. Mr. Seace is a member of Berkshire Lodge, No. 52, I. O. O. F. He enlisted in the army in 1862, in Company A, Forty-ninth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, serving under Col. W. F Bartlett, First Brigade, First Division Nineteenth Corps, with which he par ticipated in some of the hottest battles ef the war, including Port Hudson 1 lonaldsonvllle and Plain Store, where l.e was wounded. His time being out, he was discharged, but soon re-enlisted ns sergeant in Company A, Sixty-first Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer In fantry. Ho was In the battle of Hatch ers liun, the fight about Petersburg, and the battle of Sailor's Creek. After his honorable discharge, June 4, 18C5, Mr. Scace returned to Albany and settled down once again to Ms business and social Interests. He has resided In the city ever since. It would seem that now, of all times, his peace and happiness would have been unin terrupted. Such was not to be the case, for four years ago, while engaged In superintending the raising of an im r -msc smokestack of the Albany Elec trfe power-house, the lever of a loosened windlass struck him a heavy Uow across the fcaclç, Jhe eff»ç( 0 f the blow was not at first apparent, he being able to leave his bed In a few days. But the worst was to follow, for without warning he was seized with sciatic rheumatism in all its viru lence. Untold agony followed. Said Mr. Scace: "I could not sleep for the pain. No one will know the tortures the rheumatism gave me. I don't know how I lived during those days. 1 became little more than skin and bones, and It seemed like life didn't have anything but suffering in it. Cures? I tried every so-called rheu matic cure that was ever invented. I gave all of them a good trial before I stopped taklrg them. My friends and neighbors recommended remedy after rernpdy that they heard of. but my rheumatism went on Just the same. Well, after I had almost had the life tortured out of me, I came across a newspaper account of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, and I thought I might as well add another name to the list as not, so I ordered some of my druggist. "I tell you, I was glad In thosa days to hear of anything that could give me any hope at all. Yes. I got them, and before I had taken two boxes that pain began to leave me. Why, I couldn't understand It. I couldn't Imagine my self being cured. But before I had taken a half-dozen of those boxes I was cured. The suffering which had made my life almost unbearable for so long had disappeared. 1 was a new man. "I began to get strong. I picked up in flesh, and I went back to my busi ness with all the vigor and vim of a young man. I think everyone wT.o knows me will tell you what It did for me. Pink Pills Is the grandest medi cine ever discovered, and If my recom mendation will do it any good I want you to use It. I hope others will hear of It and be benefited as I have been. Everyone should hear of It. I can't say too much for them," Mr. Scace ex claimed, enthusiastically, in conclu sion. Mr. Scace Is now enjoying the fruits of an unusually large business, man aged solely by himself, and covering almost the entire eastern portion of the State. Mr. Scace Is also an Ivory carver of marked ability, which he fol lows solely for his own pleasure. Many little trinkets, carved by the light of the camp-fire, attest his skill In this direction. Far from being solicited to recom mend the curative which had taken such a load of misery from hts life, In his gratitude his praise for It Is un stinted and unceasing. And from his own statement one may easily see that when he does cease to sing Its virtues It will be to answer the last muster ing in. Dr. Williams' Pink Pills contain. In a condensed form, all the elements nec essary to give new life and richness to the blood and restore shattered nerves. Pink Pills are sold In boxes at 60 cents a box or six boxes for Ï2.50. and may be had of all druggists, or direct by mail from Dr. Williams' Med. Co.. Schenectady, N. Y. WORTH KNOWING. England's police army numbers 49, 000 men. The population of Liverpool is a lit tle over 116 persons to the acre. Massachusetts Is a large shoe pro ducing state. No less than 60,500 sides cf leather are weekly cut up into soles for shoes. If the entire population of the world Is considered to be 1,400,000,000 the brains of this number of human beings would weigh 1,922.712 tons, or as much os ninety-nine iron-clads of the or dinary size. The first discovery of coal Is quite unknown. The ancient Britons seem to have dug for It; but the first offi cial record we have Is an alleged license bf Henry III. to dig at Newcastle-on Tyne in 1234. The first trolley line In America,' it la said, was built in 1884, on one of the small piers at Coney Island. The first practical appication of the trolley In this country was at Baltimore, Md.. August 8. 1885. Ihe rose turban is a brilliant sample ct the amount of color and style that can be crowded into one conscientious ■nil.incry effort It is made up of doz ens of crush roses, shading from the de-Kate pink of the La France to the ««çp. velvety oermise of the Black r rince rose; leaves in various shades of spring greens are used liberally, and thorned stems stand tall and straight in company with the black aigrette. . e violet and mignonette turbans are less gorgeous than the rose hat but nen they are found altogether too modest in effect a vivin American canty rose is placed at the base of the Aigrette in place of the knot of violet*. JOKES OF ROYALTY. ' CONCEPTION OF WIT THAT IS INCLINED TO ROUGHNESS. Iluux That Eugenie Never Forgave—• How lint.cr William Injured Ills Hand—Thu I'riure of Wales' Private Secretary. L\ o',« »» * *77 OYALTYd loves a joke, and nowhere are practi cal jokes so much in vogue as in the palacesof old-world monarchs, says the New York Journal. Curiously enough, their idea of joking. — like their concep ception of wit, is in clined to roughness, and even to down right coarseness, as well as vulgarity, rather than to delicacy, and many a practical joke has been perpetrated in a palace that would never have been tol erated in a private house. One of the most peculiar practical jokes was that organized in the council chamber of the late King Alphonso of Spain, by his intimate friend and favor ite companion, the duke of Tamanes, i who accompanied the Infanta Eulalia to this country in 1893. It was during carnival time and the king had complained to the duke that it was a very dreary affair and entreated the noblemen to do something to liven things up a bit. The following morn ing when the king entered his council chamber, he was almost pitched over by a most extraordinary apparition. It appeared to be a bag such as millers use for flour, and it was terminated by a pair of bow legs that were prancing about in every direction. The architect ure of these legs at once revealed to the king the Identy of the human flour bag. It was no other than the little minister of agriculture, who, with the assistance of the duke of Tamanes and the appar ently grave and austere minister of for eign affairs, had dressed himself in this odd rig. The king Joined so heartily in the laughter provoked by the extrav agant antics of his cabinet officer that tears streamed down his face, nor was his mirth diminished when the minis ter, finally extricated himself with his hair, his beard and his uniform covered with flour. Another monarch who is very fond of practical joking is Emperor William of Germany. On one occasion about a year after he ascended the throne his right hand was seriously injured dur ing the rough horse play that takes place every St. Sylvester or New Year's eve in the streets of Berlin. On that night no citizen ventures to appear up on any public thoroughfare wearing a tall hat or even a "derby," The stu dents have from time immemorial bad a sort of unwritten right to bonnet any civilian thus arrayed by smashing his hat with a sharp blow of the flat upon its crown. The kaiser, who had always joined in this form of sport before his succession to the crown, on the first New Year's eve that followed the death of his lamented father walked out with the collar of his coat well turned up and a fur cap drawn down over his eyes, so as to conceal his identity. He soon had several badly wrecked hats to his credit. He then encountered an elderly citizen of partly figure and benevolent demeanor, whose looks, however, belied his character. He had been bonneted in previous years and was resolved to teach his torment ors a lesson. So he made a sort of leather skull cap, thick in texture and studded with long, sharp nails. So when the emperor brought down his fist with all his might on the inof fensive-looking tall hat his hand was pierced in many places by the nails, and covered with blood, the injuries at one time threatening lockjaw. The citizen was arrested and imprisoned pending a decision as to whether he should be prosecuted on a charge of "lese majesté." He was. however, re leased, as his offense was entirely an innocent one. No one is more fond of practical jokes than the prince of Wales. In times gone by his favorite butt used to ue his private secretary, Sir Francis Knol'vs, and the number of apple-pie beds, booby traps and hoaxes which he has been called upon to endure with good hi:f or and equanimity would fill a vol ume to describe. One day Sir Francis got the laugh on the prince, and that, too, in an ex ceedingly clever manner. Among the prince's friends was a famous sports man, Cap*. "Bay" Middleton, whose fa vorite trick used to be to approach from behind sonic unsuspecting man and seize his coat-tails, which he would wrench apart in such a manner as to split the garment up the back. At Sandringham Sir Francis took pains to offer himself as the victim and butt for the gallant Bay. When the men retired to the smoking-room after the princess and ladies were gone, he took rip his place in front of the fire, bent his head toward the mantelpiece, and appeared entirely lost In thought. His attitude was too inviting not to appeal to the jocular instincts of Capt. Middleton, who. after asking the prince's permis sion to leave the card table for a mo ment, crept up softly to St. Francia, suddenly seized hold of the tails of his dross coat, and with a sudden Jerk, tore It apart from waist to collar. Unlike most of Bay's victims. Sir arI >' I Francis took the matter in exceeding good spirits. Indeed, he laughed, and appeared to greatly enjoy the fun. Somewhat astonished and disappointed by the result of the little trick, the prinee and the men present Inquired tow it was that Sir Francis had treated the matter with such indifference. "That Is very easy to explain. Bir." wag the reply. "The coat is not mine, I had heard of Middleton's fondness for this particular form of amusement, and, I accordingly, when I came downstairs | just now to the smoking room, I took the precaution of going into his room ; and putting on one êf his dress coats, I which happened to be lying on his bed." , There was a perfect hurricane of irre pressible laughter as he uttered these words in the most dry and serious man ner possible, and the merriment was in tensified by the entire '''«concerted ap pearance of Capt. Middleton, who was bitterly itnnoved to have thus himself | destroyed one of his best and favorite evening-dress coats. It was a practical joke perpetrated upon the Empress Eugenie with the cognizance of the emperor, that cost the Marquis lie Galiffett (the uow famous cavalry general) the favor that he had until then enjoyed in the eyes of her majesty. A Burmese embassy had ar rived in Paris, and the emperor was greatly Interested in them. One morn ing the emperor informed his consort that the Burmese embassy would be re ceived that afternoon. After the de jeuner the imperial couple and the chief dignitaries of the household took their places in the throne room. Suddenly the doors of the lower end of the huge throne-room was thrown open and members) of the embassy appeared. They advanced, crawling on their stom achs, wiih the most extravagant antics and contortions, which the empress na turally Imagined were the Burmese methods of showing reverence. So extravagant were the contortions of the two senior ambassadors, who literally turned somersaults along the floor, that all except the empress were convulsed, but made the most strenu ous effofts to conceal their merriment, even the emperor putting his handker chief to his mouth to smother hit hilar ity. This angered the empress, who, in irritated tones, urged her lord to be have himself, becl^oning at the same time to those around her to exercise a little more decorum. At the very moment when the oldest and most venerable of the envoys reached the steps of the throne in a final and insane caper, his white beard and queer-shaped head-dress dropped off and revealed to the astounded gaze of the empress the familiar features of her favorite cotillon leader, the Marquis de Galiffett. Eugenie, instead of tak ing the matter as a huge joke, burst into tears, compluined bitterly that she had been treated with disrespect, and never forgot or forgave the hoax. ^nirland un«l Her Frleml«. England as a nation has not and rarely lias had a friend. She is Isolated and the world delights to impress her isolation npon her. Once, indeed, she drew very close to Holland so close that, alter fighting her battles for two generations, she offered to make one republic with her. But the only re sults Were seven of the fiercest naval engagements ever known and the oust ing of the Dutch from their dominion of the sea. The only European people who, hav ing passed from under our rule, con spired to return to It were the Gas cons at the close of the hundred-years war. There can be no more curious example of the caprices of national friendship than this. Normandy and Brittany, nearer to us in breed, cli mate and position, joyfully cast us out and the hot-blooded province of the south, for all that it had once rebelled against the black prince, entreated us to stay. With Scotland the case was different. She had for many hundred years a friendship, hardly extinguished until the middle of the last century, which brought woes unnumbered both upon England and herself, and many times threatened to overwhelm England al together. So surely as an English ex pedition went to France down came the Scots across the border. The victory of Neville's cross was won when Edward III. lay before Calais; the victory of Flodden was won when Henry VIII. lay befere Tournay. The story was eternally the same. "If that you will France win Then with Scotland first begin." Nothing could shake the friendship of France and Scotland, and it was when France was in her direst need that Scotland came forward to help her 10 her own territory and for re ward received the high privilege of guarding the sacred person of the French king.--Macmillan's Magazine. How to Make Pullet! Hreatl. There is no nicer dessert for a lun cheon or a family dinner than a piece of pulled bread, a bit of good cheese, and a cup of coffee. Besides, it is "eo English, you know." To make the puller! bread, take a loaf of freshly baker] bread, while it is still warm anil rather underdone, anti pull the inside out of it in irregular shaped pieces about the size of an egg. Put these in a good oven and bake a delicate brown. They are crisp and full of flavor and make a delightful combination with cheese and tender stalks of celery or the white inner leaves of lettuce, in which case the brfad may be served with the salad. Some very odd but delicious cooking is done among the Spanish families of San Francisco. Here is a recipe :hat will be found piquant and appetizing. Heat an earthen dish over a moderate fire and melt in it a good sized piece of butter; add a small onion, mineed fine. salt, pepper, a teaspoonfu! of minced | parsley, and as much minced Chile pep j per or a tablespconful of swiet pepper; j break the eggs one by one into the boiling butter and turn them as ,-oon ! as they are set, using great care cot I to break the yelks. Serve very hot in the game dish, which may be placed j j inside one of silver. Rubber overshoes are worn less every year. a Dog of chrisMan Prlnelpln*. At Wedaesbury a dog has been dis covered which its food mistress consid ers a Christian both in principles and conduct It accompanied her regularly to c . lu,rc 'b uever disturbed the congre • raUon ' aud "!" a - V8 1 . eft '' ,e 8: ' cred ed ' lice in a quiet and orderly manner, obviously having derived much benefit from the service. During the week it behaved as so exemplary a dog might be expected to do, doing wroug "inten tionally" to neither man nor beast. It a Va * ' an . ins , ult to expect,,so enlightened au nnunal to wear a collar with his owner s nupie, but the Wed nesbury authorities mulcted the priv ileged owner in costs. However, the possession of such a treasure must be well worth the money. — Birmingham (Eng.) Mail. Hall'* Catarrh Cura la a constitutional cure. Price, 75c. Women in Germany. German women have sent a petition to parliament protesting against some clauses in the new civil cotie. Accord ing to this code, a married woman, for instance, has, if no special contructhas been made, no right to dispose of her own fortune without the permission of her husband. Moreover, the latter is solely entitled to administer and to have the usufruct of her money, even of that which she earns. Every finan cial transaction entered upon by a woman without the knowledge and consent of her husband can be cancel ed. Except in a few cases, women are unable to act a* guardians They are also excluded from family councils, and so on. A Knrccasfut Doctor. tVe take pleasure in calling your at tention to the advertisement of Dr. Marsh with regard to his cure for the opium and morphine habit to be found in another column of this puper. The doctor has been engaged for twenty five years in this specialty, and is well and favorably known for the cures he had made of these habits. \Ve take pleasure in commending him to any and all who need his services, having been personally acquainted with him for th£ past tivenly-five years. A Roumanian Fleet. Routnania has upset the plans of treaty powers to have only two fleets on the Black Sea by setting up a little fleet of its own. It contains one fast cruiser, Elizabeth, and fifteen smaller crafts The Roumanian flag has been recognized by the Russians, who re turned salutes when the fleet appeared off Sebastopol. PIbo'b Cure lor Consumption is the best of all cough cures.—George W. Lots, Fat u cher, La., August 96, 1HU.Y Funeral monuments are exported from this country to Austra lia. The name of Cripple Creek should now be changed to Cripple Town. FITS -Alt Fit« siopi'c.l fra.* b,v I>r. K llna'a Great Xrrvr Restorer. Nu Kltüttltrr t II» tirai nui a tua. Marveluukcutet,. Trautt-eund SÜlrral liutttrfrrrt IlltlUlL bl DU to lit. JkUm'.Vdl ▲ ttr»lila.\ ! Il tiottle fl ubl. l i'LUa. l l'a> One of Maine s curios is Machias, a town of 200 inhabitants without a debt. A Summer Resort Hook Froe. Write to C R Crane, general passen ger and ticket agent Wabash Railroad, St. Louis, Mo., for a summer resort book, telling all about the beautiful lake region reached by the Wabasii Railroad. I ! j I I United State* Patent*. A curious patent has just been issued to Frederick Lehner, a Swiss, for a process of mulling imitation silk. An ordinary cotton thread is run through several solutions of silk substances and nitro ccllulous, the threads after treat ment beiug woven into a fabric which is much cheaper and has all the qual ities of a good grade of silk. The cheapness of this new fabric would bring it within the reach of all. Laban Everest, an Omaha inventor, has received a patent for an electric railway signal which is noticeable be cause of its cheapness and in which he overcomes some of the objections en countered in so many signala The in ventor has been enabled to sell his pat ent at a good profit to a corporation who will place the invention on the markeL Peter Smith, of Cincinnattl, Ohio, has invented a bed castor which just above the wheel haa an in sect trap, the purpose of which is quite apparent. M. Forster of Berlin, Germany, get* a patent for a smokeless gunpowder, comprising wavy flakes, which, it is claimed, ignite more quickly than those of any other conformation, and so, of course, is more valuable on that ac count. Inventors desiring information rela tive to tqe law of patents or how to se cure their inventions, should address Sues A, Co., attorneys at law and in ventors' counsellors. Bee building, Omaha, Nebraska, for free book on patents and information. A copy of any U. N. Patent, includ ing full drawings and description will be mailed on receipt of 10 cents. Half Fare Excursion* via the Wabash, Hie short line to Kt. Louis, and quick route East or South, Excursion* to a:l points South at ».ne fare for the round trip with 42 IK) added. JUNK H th, National Republican Convention at St Louis. JULY i'd, National Educational Association at Buffalo. JULY kth. Christian Endeavor Convention at Washington. JULY 22ud. National People und Silver Convention at Kt. Louix For rates, time tab es and further infor mation. call at the Wat ash ticket office. 141.') Earuam Kt., Paxton Hotel block, or »rite Geo. N. Ui-attox. N. W. Pass. Agt . Omaha, Neb. A mi I whittle at Eillmore. N. Y., blows the weather signals. ffrtktac so raucaly as« completely the nuclei ta LUMBAGO, LAME BACK, STIFF NECK, OR aid Bottler so promptly £.'<£'£ ST. JACOBS OIL ——— ——— g tIMHM The Farmer and Mule, An ill tempered farmer one day had a quarrel with his wife He was afraid to assault her, because she was a new woman and had studied the are of self defense, so he went to the barn and started a quarrel with his mule. That poor beast did not know what it was all about, but he kept his eyes open. Soon the farmer, having worked him self into a frenzy, approached the mule from behind with a view of kicking the patient animal. Then the mule reach' ed out his left foot, and ten seconds later the new woman was a widow, Moral.—There is much virtue In the first kick.—New York World, The Significance of a Gray Overcoat Upon the tongue, yellowness of the skin and eyeballs, nausea ami uneasiness beneath the right rib* and shoulder blade, I* that the victim of these discomforts 1» blllloua. The "proper caper" under such circum stances W to take Hostetler's Stomach Kit ters, which also cure chl!U anil fever, con stipation. dyspepsia, rheumatic aud Uiduey complaints and nervousness. Politeness is such a strain that every one is glad w hen n guest goes home. women alwuys iook ready to Borne scream. Nffsma*'« Camphor Ire with Gtyrerla*. The origins I anil only genuine. CuresCtiapisnl IIand* and Save, Cola Sures, 4c. c. U. Clark Co.N.llavcn,Ct A hen in her lifetime rarely lay* more than tklO egg*. If tha liaby I* Cuttlug Teotn. •a aura anti ua that old and wtlPtrlad ramady, Mas. Winslow's booth iko svnur for Child ran TsetUing ln Araiiia milk is not measured, but is ■old by weight. ►> ►> ✓'s I * / ►> r* r Judgment ! I BajeAKfc The umpire now decides that H 11 BATTLE AX" is not only decidedly bigger in size than any other 5 cent piece of tobacco, but the quality is the fine.- ever saw,and the flavor delicious* / _u will never know just how good it is until you try it* 10 times out of 0 The New York Journal recently offered ten bicy cles to the ten winners in a guessing contest, leav ing the choice of machine to each. <* * ****** ALL OF THEM CHOSE Columbia Bicycles STANDARD OF THE WORLD Nine immediately, and one after he had looked at others. And the Journal bought Ten Columbias. Paid $100 each for them. On even terms a Columbia wiO be chosen TEN times out of TEN POPE MANUFACTURING CO. 1896 Art Cat&lorue free from the Columbia agent; by mai! tor two «-cent stamps. HARTFORD, CONN. to is ' n« Woman' TB« Man, . A«j The Pill. She was a good woman. He loved her. She waa his wife. The pie was good; his wife made it; he ate it. But the pie disagreed with him t and he disagreed with his wife. Now he takes a pill after pie and is happy. So is his wife. The pill he takes is Ayw'a. Moral : Avoid dj spepsia by using Ayer's Cathartic Pills. low JSSsS**» OPIUMS Mtcores. Cat. tBisn. ThMseaS* cured, etmpast and bast oar*. Fan Taut» State ceaa. Da. Mxasa, qelnrr. Mtrh. j LINDSEY* OMAHA * ROBBERS I