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Brave Kate Shelley Conversation
Clul) Some Household Hints.
Conducted by Sate B. SIicrwood.1
rAU communications Intended for publication
In this lcHirt3icut rhimjd be iorwarded direct to Tan
Kational, Tuijicse. Washington, 1). C.J
Tho Iowa Legislature have iloue Trail in
honoring tho girl heroine, Kate Shelley, of
Booue, Iowa. She has just teen presented
with a gold medal of exquisite design and work
manship, for her heroic conduct three years
ago in saving an express train on tho Chicago
t Northwestern Railroad, filled with passen
gers, fiom an instant and terrible death. The
Medal has been prepared hy Tiffany & Co., of
2Tev York, and represents Kate iu the aet of
crossing the raii:o.MllridgeoverlhcDcsHoiues
River. Alove?re he words: "JIeroiBm, youth,
huniauiry." On ihc reverse of ilienieual is the
following inscrip-ion: "Presented by the Slate
of Iowa to Kate Shelley, with tho thanks of the
General Assembly. In recognition of tho cour
age and dcvoliou of a child of 15 years, whom
neither the terror of the dements nor the fear
of death could appall in her elforts to save
human life during the terrible storm and flood
In the Des Moines Yallcy on the night of July
6, 1S-S1."
Wc let Eugene X Ilal!, of Chicago, toll the
rtory in the graphic sketch and poem "which
Just before nightfall, on the Clh of July, 1SSI, a
storm of wind and ram of unusual severity de
scended iiyou-therogioimround Boone, Iowa. In
an houi"! time ihc Bos Moines River rose sjr feet.
So giHint was the velocity of tho wind that many
building were destroyed. Looking from her win
dow Kiite Shelley taw through the darkness and
fclorin locomotive headligut. Atccond later it
dropped from tight, and she kuewthnt the Honey
Creek bridge wassone and that the train had laUen
into the abys. There vas no oncat home except
ucr mother, her little brother and sinter, and the
pirl knew thui if the express train, soon due, was
warned of tlic dreadful Ianger, she must under
take the task alone.
She hurt led -from the bouse into the storm, ejic
Cained the railroad track, and made her way to-
wardMoJrrtina,asuuion about a mile frumllonry
Crci-k. an tut,l as the could t,tnisgc against the
terrible wind. To reach Jloingona it was neccs
taryfor her to cross the high trestle bridge over
the Dus Moines River, which was exposed to
the full force of the storm and cbuut KO feel in
length. She crept upon the structure ; the wind,
the rain, the thunder, and the lightning wrc aj
pailittg. She nearly lost her balance and just es
caped tailing: into the swollen stream. She could
not see a foot ahead of her. The darkness was
Intense, except when the dazzling lightning re
vealed the tioibers and the surging and seething
waters below. Knowing that not a moment must
be lofet, she crept from tic to He across the high
trestle. Having gained the ground on the further
Bide she ran to the station and told her story in
breathless haste, and fell unconscious at the feet of
the istaUon-k cepcr. Telegrams were sent flying up
cud down the lnu notifying all of the lo or the
Honey Creek bridge. The express came thunder
ing along .ilh many passengers on board, and 'was
stopped. This account was recently Riven io tile
writer by one who was n board the train at the
time, who said he should never fonjet or cease to
be grateful for his life to the child heroine, with
her torn and ragged clothes and bruised and bleed
ing limbs. I have endeavored, perhaps feebly, to
fashion Into song this incident, that every woman
of the West should regard with pride and admira
tion, and every man should remember, with a
stronger love and respect for womankind.
Have yon beard bow a girl saved the lightning
Of Jvatc Shelley, whose lather was killed on the
Were he living to-day he'd be prond to possess
Suali a daughter as Kate. Alii Hwas courage
she showed
On that terrible evening when Donahue's train
Jumped the bridge and went down in the darkness
and rain.
She was only fifteen, but a women In size.
"With a figure as graceful and lithe as a doe;
"Willi peach-blossom cheeks. and with violet eyee,
"VVith teeth and complexion like new-fallen
"With a nature unspoiled and unblemished by art,
'Willi a generous soul and a warm, noble heart.
Tis evening, the darkness is dense and profound.
ilea linger at home by their bright, blazing fires;
The wind wildly bowls with a horrible sound.
And sUneks through tie vibrating telegraph
The fierce lightning flashes along the black sky;
Tfae rain fails in torrents, tho river rolls by.
The scream of a whistle, the rush of a train.
The sound of a belL a mysterious liaht.
TbaL tla8ba and flares through, the fast-falling
A rumble, a roar, shrieks of human affright;
Tfec felling of timbers, the space of a breath,
A epteth in the river, then darkness and death.
TlbAc Sbelley recoils at the terrible crash,
The sounds of destruction she happens io hear ;
He springs to the window, she throws up the
flfee Helens and looks with a feeling of fear;
Tke tall tree-tope groan, and she bears the faint
fa 4rewalng man down in the river near by.
Xer feeert feebly flatters, her features grow wan,
Ab4 thee through her soul in a moment there
A forethought that gives her the strength of a
Ate turns to ber trembling old mother and cries :
"I susl save the express, 'twill be here in an
Thea out through the doer disappears in the
be flies down the track through the pitiless rain ;
She reaches the river, the water below
Tf fckhs and seethes through the timbers she shud
ders again.
"The bridge! to Moisgoa&t God help me to
Tfeefi, eleeely about her she gathers her gown,
A&d en the wet ties with a shii'er sinks down.
Thee, earefuDy ever the timbers she creeps
On her bands and her knees, almost holding her
The loud thunder peals, tad the wind wildly
And struggles to hurry her downward to death;
X-ttt the thought of the train to destruction so near
Removes from her soul every feeling of fear.
"With the blood dripping down from each torn,
bleeding limb.
Slowly over the timbers her dark way she feels:
Xcr fingers grow numb, and her head seems to
Xer strength is fast failing, she staggers, she
ffhefallsl Aht the danger ks over at last,
Xwr jtset touch the earth and tho long bridge Is
Xb an ktstant new life seems to come to her form,
he springs to her feet and forgets her despair.
sct onl to Aloingona. She faces the storm;
She reaches the station, the keeper is there
"Save the lightning express. Hoi hang onl the
red light.
There's death on the bridge at the river to-night!
0tt flashes the signal-light, rosy and red,
Then sounds the loud roar of the swift-coming
The hissing of steam, and then brightly ahead
The gleam of a headlight illumines the rain.
"Down brakeal" shrieks the whistle, defiant and
fftbe heeds the red signal, the slackens, she's still.
Ah, noble Kate Shelley, your mission is done.
Your deed that dark night will n ot fade from our
An endless renown you have worthily won.
Let the Nation be just, and accord you its praise.
Let your name, let your fame, and your courage
What a woman can do and a woman can dare.
Corn Omelet. Boil and grate the eorn from the
eb; season with salt. To one dozen ears allow
wie gill of cream and five eggs. Beat the yolks
aad whites separately; stir the beaten yolks until
thick; add the cream slowly with the corn. Then
stir In the stiff whites and turn into a pan iu which
be batter has been made very hot; fry a light
brown and turn. Watch the batter carefully when
heating, that, it docs not burn.
Fried OucvmberM.l?B.re and quarter lengthwise,
dip in beaten egg or milk, then roll in Indian meal
r flour. Yry a light brown in lard or butter, or a
part of each. Season wllh salt and pepper. Pried
green tomatoes aro equally nice.
Eggplant Stuffed. -Peel the eggplant, scoop out
the inside and nil with adresslng made as follows:
Put a piece of butler in the pan with somcchopped
nions ; fry brown. Chop the inside of the egg
plant, and add to It, with a handful of moistened
bread crumbs, salt, pepper, a little grated nutmeg
said ome beef gravy, if you have it. Kill the egg,
iast with bicad crumbs, lay bits of butter over,
sd bake 1owly and tlioroughly. Stuffed encum
feens arc equally nice prepared in the samo way.
CuMard Oofcc Three ggs. onn tcacupful of fine
sugar, half teaspoouful of soda, one teaspoonful of
ream tartar, one cupful of flour. For the custard :
half pint of milk, yolks of two eggs, one tablesiMwn
ftfl flour, two of sugar. Flavor to taste. Bake in
layer pans, and when cool spread on the custard,
ako cook Use tho whites of the two eggs for icing,
adding eugar and beating until smooth and the
Bsixluro k so thick it will not run from the spoon.
Jpple Show. Twelve tart Summer apples; wash
and boil in water until tender, without peeling.
Serie out the pulp, sweeten and beat light as pos
sible. Beat the whites of tea eggs to a froth that
will stand alone; add the apple gradually, still
hsrtUng. Flavor with leaaon and place in a fiat
t$aH Kh ernamoHtftd areaBd the edges with ap
fte leaves, A pretty dish for the tea-table,
1 ' v
AndcrsonrHIo Allium.
In response to tho announcement in The
Tribune that Comrade Frank W.Smith would
send the flag that was placed abovo some loved
one at Andersonville, where the graves were
decorated on Memorial -Day, if the friend do
siring it would scud name and regiment, that
gentleman received hnndreds of letters, -which
he has preserved in an album for convenient
reference. "We have just laid down the allium,
not without the tears that came from an in
spection of every page. Many of the letters aro
very touching, breathing a spirit of undying
love and devotion, and toll of horncs forever
blighted by the sorrows and sufferings of those
terrible days of war aud famine. Amention of
a few of these will not bo without interest to
the patriotic readers of The Tbibune, and
Comrade Smith assures us further that if any
desire special information concerning Ander
sonville, or their loved ones sleepiug there, they
will address him at Toledo, Ohio, when all
questions will be answered aa far as lies in his
Here is a letter in the albumfrom Mrs. D. W.
Harnmick, Cleveland, who reminds Comrade
Smith that it was he who received tho dying
message of her brother, Wm. M. Parker, color
guard, Co. H, 124th Ohio, bringing it home in
a letter, and adds:
His father. Dr. M. C. Parker, and three sisters
are living, and would be glad to get even a few
blades of grass from his grave. Ills mother is dead.
His cruel death was a blow to her from which sho
never rallied.
Mrs. Geo. S. Couch, Lawrence, Mass., writes
as follows:
God bless you for such kindness. Ihadabrother
who died in Andcrbonville Prison in ISM. His
name was Thomas E. Davis. He belonged to Co.
H, 1st JIass. Cav. 1 &hall be grateful for anything
you send from his grave? And will you do me the
kindness to lay the&e little pansies and geranium
leaves on his grave? I only wish I might do it
Mrs. Martha A. Burdick, Castolia, HI., asks
for the flag from the grave of her brother, Geo.
Hadurn Irish, Co. C, S5th N. Y., and says:
ilay the Lord bless you for the kindness you
manifest. Andersonvillel Thenamealonejbreathcs
volumes of horror and terrible recollections. E.
V. Irish, an older brother, and S. G.Burdick.my
husband, were prisoners there also, but are still
Comrade A. Uurrell, Kirkwood, III., writes
for the flag from the grave of his wife's father,
J. E. Mitchell, Co. G, 89th. 111., adding:
My wife never saw her father after he went in
the army. May God reward you.
E. X. Demick, Minneapolis, Minn., vrrites:
My brother lies among the dead, and possibly
among the unknown. His name is Elijah K. Dem-
Ick, 14th N. Y. Heavy Art. He was a mere boy,
only 17, when he enlisted. He was captured at
Petersburg and literally starved to death, as com
rades who were there all say. If you can find his
grave and send the flag I shall be eternally obliged.
Comrade J. B. Iiobinson, Kedwood Falls,
Minn., asks for the flag from the grave of John
Buell, andsays:
He was my tenlmale from the time we entered
the service until he was taken from the stockade
to the hospital, where he died.
Wm. Terwilliger, Westville, Ind., wants the
flag from the grave of his brother, Jas. Terwil
liger, Co. K, I22d N. Y., and says:
I have never heard from him since he got to An
dersonville, and suppose he was buried there.
Comrade Robert K. Eeid, Waterbury. Conn.,
writes for the flag from the grave of his son,
Robert K. Reid, Co. A, 7th Conn. Comrade
Reid says:
He stood shoulder to shoulder with me in 10 en
gagements and never flinched. Send me the flag
trout my brave boy's grave. Ten of us were de
tailed the fourth day at Drury's BlutT to check the
rebel battery while our regiment retired after
three hours and a half bard fighting. Five of us
were killed and five cantured. our ammunition ex-
j haunted. My son and I entered Andersonville for
the second time. May 31, ISM, having been taken
to Libby, Danville, Andersonville, Savannah stock
ade, Millen, Savannah ngain, and then to Ander
sonville. "We were all In good health then, but my
brave boy was growing, and neither food nor shel
ter to sustain him. He died in my anus on the 29th
of August. The number of hia grave Is 7,310.
Among fcis hist words were: "Father, I wish I
was in Waterbury ; father, if Ihave ever done any
wrong to you I hope you will forgive me." After
a moment's pause he said, " 1 feel all the blood
rushing to my head." then closed his eyes and said,
"I am done," and the brave boy was dead.
It is gratifying to note that Comrade Smith
sent the devoted father not only the flag from
bis soldier son's grave, bat a Tosebud and
leaves, a piece of the original stockade, a dia
gram of the headstone of the grave, and a copy
of the memorial poem. A Waterhury paper in
noting their receipt says:
The father remained in prison until November.
when he was sent to Millen, thence to Savannah,
where he was exchanged. So emaciated was he
that when he reached Waterbury be weighed only
95 pounds, despite the fact that at Annapolis he had
been cared for three weeks by the ladies of the
Sanitary Commission. He was on crutches when
the train reached the depot. Comrade Wm. Dar
ling tenderly lifted him in his arms to a sleigh in
waiting, and which was driven by Daniel Chipman.
Is it any wonder tliat the relics yesterday received
from Andersonville have a deep significance to
Oar "Weekly Experience Sleeting.
To The Enixon: A party of us went to visit the
Boldiers' Home, Dayton, Ohio, and as many of the
brave men there spoke of Tub Tatnusc, aDd par
ticularly of the Woman's Department, I feel that I
usust tell you of it. The Post there numbers some
three hundred and twenty members, very ably
commanded. I was urged by some of the 6.AK.
mem bersin the blind ward to visit headuuarlcrsand
ask for Past Commander Byron, who seems to !e a
great favorite in G. A. R. circles. I found the Major
In, but Gen. Patrick, the commanding officer of the
Home, was at dinner, and we did not meet him;
however, his son was pleasant and courteous and
regreted his father's absence. Major Byron escort
ed us through some of the most beautiful walks,
and only left us when we reached our party on tho
way to the train.
In the blind ward I was told they had reading
several hours every day, and The Teibose is a
great favorite there. Indeed, I found all I con
versed with were familiar with the paper, and par
ticularly woe they interested in the children's let
ters. The general opinion is that the organization
of Relief Corps Is a mov in the right direction,
and the mention of the children's column brought
tears to eyes unused to weep.
Wherever I have mustered Corps The Thtbuke
seems well known and loved. The W. TL C. of south
ern Ohio are prospering finely, and will be able to
give good accounts at the Department Convention.
w itu oest wisnes for the soldiers paper. The Na
tional Txmbcke, I am. yours, in P.. C. and L.,
Jcsephikb S. Weileu. Instituting Officer and In
spector, Department of Ohio, Hamilton, Ohio.
To the EDtron: With regard to membership
in "Woman's Relief Corps, I do not see why any
truly loyal woman should not be eligible. I
did duty In division, regimental, and larger hos
pitals as steward and assistant surgeon, and I know
we received aid In more ways than one from ladies
who had no male relatives directly connected with
the Union army. I have known instances where
thehusliand and father was a rebel and wife and
daughter loyal, and husband killed by Homo
Guards, and wife and daughter yet loyal. I am in
for any and all means that will give aid and com
fort to our country's noble defenders. God bless
The Thibdht: 1 Long may it cheer tho old vets in se
curing some recognition of their just dues. Enough
has been said by the law-makers and the people to
show Mr. Dudley tliat his arbitrary rulings are not
in accord with the spirit and intent of the law, tho
wishes of the people, or the general spirit of our
institutions. Kansas is a grand State, and the cli
mate all that one could desire. I liave tried all
latitudes from St. Paul to the Gulf, but this beats
them all. CirnisToruEii O. Phillips, late Private.
Co. P, and Hospital Steward, 27th Mo.: Burg.,
Hancock Post, Oak Valley, Kan.
Conversation Club.
Look, then, into thine heart and write.
Dear O. O Feeexds: May I come in? I am 17.
My father, George Rollins, was Fife Major of the
lCWth Ind. He went with Sherman on his march to
the bea, and is a member of Hooker Post, No. 2G,
of this place. His health was impaired in the
service, but ho gets no pension, although he has
applied for one. A Belief Corps has been started
by Joe nooker Post. I think Josie Rogers' postal
card album will be splendid; don't you? 1 mean
to send her a card, and hope you all will. I would
like to have some one write whose father was In
Co. B, lOQlh Ind. I enjoy reading all your letters
so much. Alice M. Rollins, Hart, Mich.
Dsab O. a FMEKD3: Although about to step
mwJAR?r?r ST?1.? eew Haro-wwtr ut TbmJwr ffj C!ener.ttht Centeanta. Exhibition : wj
2T. .'"v"' Old lc!al flTttbjr th. Nt VorkRUU AKriMltanl BocUtyoi, Honpowen and ThrcUnnj adU
y ib? TrT & from lhTrt wnbff iont to On UbJU4 SU1, for tltrtlw ud dncrfptloa la Applrtoa' Cyclepedl
liaa&ectuttMRi. CUl natfru. AUtua. miakb nicnin. ruvm t.5trX. M -
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haa&ectuti&4. cuiecsaBt&M.
JUBtfeg. The National TttkSM,
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out of tho Sweet Sixteen Circle I am hardly ready
to leave tho Conversation Club. From all appear
ances it seems that there are more loyal girls than
boys. It would bo pleasant if more of the boys
would write. I think it would bo a good move if
sonic one would introduce somo useful and inter
esting subject to converso upon. I would say to
Walter Inman, of Westfield, Ind., in regard to In
dian relics, that the chance to get any is somewhat
doubtful. There is quits a number in the vicinity,
but the persons in whose possession they are would
notcare about selling them. Tho Indians, it seems,
is held in great veneration here". ANSA L. DUSK,
New Philadelphia, Ohio.
Dear C. C. Fiuends: I am beginning to think
about the same as one of the boys of the Sixteen
Circle, that the girls arc getting ahead of us; so I
join, as one willing to do my share. I am tho son of
a irue oiuu, who is one oi me suuscnuers oi imui
truly excellent paper, The TmnuNE. Father is also
a member of CnpL George A. CribbsPost, No. 276.
He draws a small pension, which would scarcely
be a drop in the Government's interest table. Ho
became a soldier nt 1C, and liko Lafayette left a
good and quiet home, aud against tho consent of
his parents. I want to say to the lady wl o says
that the girls are always ahead, as fur as tl In ling
is concerned, that perhaps tho boys think much
and sny little. I am an apprentice to tho Tribune
and Herald. John G. Osterveis, Greensburg, Pa.
Dear C. C. Feiends: My father was In tho war.
He was Captain of Co. G, 4th Va., and was pro
moted to Major. Ho was wounded in the arm at
Yieksburg, May 19, 18C3. The wound caused his
death. He died when I was two years old. His
name was Henry Grayum. My uncle, Wm. Gray
urn, was in the war too. I like to read all the let
ters in The Tkibunk. Edxa E. Gkatum, Kerr,
Gallia Co., Ohio.
DeaeC. C. FinxKDS: This is from the 10-year-old
daughter of a soldier in the far West. When
Sumter was first threatened in 1861, my father
abandoned the practice of the law (his profession)
and raised a company of soldiers in his native
town Frccport, Pa. The company was assigned
to Gen. Negley's brigade, but owing to the slow
ness of the Government in providing arms, tho
company becomingdispirited, and not being sworn
in, disbanded. Papa immediately enlisted in tho
TJ. S. Signal Corp3. During the next four years he
was in every prison in the South but Anderson
ville; although all through the war, was never
wounded, and nt the surrender at Appomattox
held the rank of Captain in the Signal Corps.
I am smc all young Americans who had soldier
fathers should be proud of them. I am of mine,
and I often wonder if our brothers and boy friends
should be called upon to defend their country
they would acquit themselves as creditably. Papa
Is a member of the Loyal Legion and the G. A. It.,
but his duties as Associate Justice of Montana do
not allow of his attendance often at the G. A B.
There are a great many ex-soldiers of tho "Lost
Cause" in this country, and a great many "pa
triots" who found it convenient to como West
just as the Avar began.
"Would some of the members of tho Sixteen Cir
cle please send to my address, or to The TEnroin:,
the names of some poems or prose pieces good for
declamation or recitation ? I want something new
and lively. Where can I get books with such
pieces in?
As it seems the fashion to write for correspond
ents, and " out of the fashion is out of the world,"
would some one please write to me?
I may write ngain to The Tbibune and tell about
this lovely mountain-guarded valley where I live.
Gertie A. GALBiiAmi, Deer Lodge, Mont.
Gertie should send for Shoemaker's " Best
Things," 1418 Chestnut street, Philadelphia,
Pa. Ed.
Onr Young "Recruits.
But words are things, and a small drop of Ink,
Falling, like dew, upon a thought, produces
That which makes thousands, perhaps millions,
think. Byron.
The National Tribune sincerely thanks
the hundreds of littlo friends who send kindly
greetings from week to week. Every boy and
girl who writes says that each member of the
household, from father and mother to tho baby
(where there is a baby), thinks The Tribune
the best of all papers and -the soldiers' true
When The Tribune comes on Thursday papa la
so interested that mamma cannot get him to cat
his supper until he has read Gen. O. O. Howard's
" Personal Bcininfocenecs of the War of the Rebel
lion." He says that is the only history he ever
read where his regiment was mentioned, as be
ing at the battle of Brandy Station, and he says he
had a hot time of it. Father served two yeara in
Co. D, and rc-enlisted in Co. E, 1st Md. Cav. Ho
was wounded at Warrenton Spriugs,Va., on Oct.
12, 18G3, and draws a small pension. Will some of
the boys and girls of father's regiment write to me?
I am 10. John Weller, Baltimore, Md.
I am only a boy 13 years old, but I am glad to
know that we have a free country. And to whom
shall we give credit but our fathers? My father
was a soldier nearly four years and was in a great
many battles. He was wounded at the battle of
Chaiiccllorsville, and his reward is to come yet.
He was in Co. F, 3d Wis. His name Is Charles C.
Stone, and is a member of Burnside Post, No. 79.
He takes The National TnrnusE, which we think
the best paper we ever hail in the house. I am
going to join the Sons of "Veterans when I get old
enough. Frank Stone, Wells, Neb,
My father served in Co. I, 9th Iowa. He had
four brothers in the army, and Uncle George was
killed. My mother had seven cousins in the army,
and three killed. One was in prison at Belle Isle.
I have lots of pets one old dog and one old cat;
one pig, whose name is Nelly ; but the best one of
all is my little baby brother; ho is 10 months old;
he is awfully sweet. I have four brothers and five
sisters. Ella Johnston, Lancer, Iowa.
Thanks, Ella, for the rose geranium leaf,
which shall be place in my Tribune file book,
with yonr letter. Ed.
is not always enioyed byfthose who Boem
to possess it. The taint of corrupted
blood may be secretly undermining the
-constitution. In time, the poison will cer
tainly show its effects, and with all the more
virulence the longer it has been allowed
to permeate the system. Each pimple, sty,
both, skiu disorder and sense of unnatural
lassitude, or languor, is ono of Nature's
warnings of the consequences of neglect.
Ayer's Sapsaparilla
Is the only remedy that can be relied upon,
Jn all cases, to eradicate the taint of hered
itary disease and the special corruptions
of the blood. It is the only alterative
Chat is sufficiently powerful to thoroughly
cleanse tho system of Scrofulous and
Mercurial impurities and the pollution
of Contagions Diseases. It also neu
tralizes the poisons left by Diphtheria
and Scarlet Fever, and enables rapid
recuperation from the enfeeblement and
debility caused by these diseases.
Myriads of Cores
.Achieved by Ayer's Sarsapabili-a, In
the past forty years, are attested, and theret
is no blood disease, at all possible of cure,
that will not yield to it. Whatever the
ailments of this class, and wherever found,
from the scurvy of the Arctic circle to tha.
"veldt-sores" of South Africa, this rem-'
edy has afforded health to the sufferers,
by whom it was employed. Druggists,
everywhere can cite numerous cases, with
in their personal knowledge, of remark
able cures wrought by It, where all other
treatment had been unayalling. Pcopla
will do well to
Trust Nothing Else
than Ayer's Sarsaparilla. Numerous
crude mixtures are offered to the public
as "blood purifiers," which only allure
the patient with the pretense of many
cheap doses, and with which It is folly to
experiment while disease Is steadily be
coming more deep-seated and difficult of
cure. Some of these mixtures do much,
lasting harm. Bear in mind that the only
medicine that can radically purify the
Titiated blood Is
Ayer's SarsapaHl!as
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ance In lree eoitcl paymtnu on two, three and four
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winter on the range.
There are no blizzards, drifting snow storms, nor
cold winds, so prevalent Iu the bleak prairie regions
east of the Rocky Mountain.-.
E. H. MORRISON, Spokane Falls, W. T.
(Lato Iteglster, IT. S. Iind Office, Wnlla "Walla.)
2L Trao History or tho Most Thrilling and Romantic Secret Service of the Xate "War
One of tho actors in tho strange scenes described, and now a Minister of tke 3othoU$t
Episcopal Church.
f The mode of operation proposed was to reach a point on the- mail where they could seize slocomotWo and tram'
of cars, and then dash bask in the direction of Chattanooga, eist'ins the telegraph wires and buralaff the bridge
behind them as they advanced, until they reached tUeir own Uns." 1
"The twenty-two captives, when secured. were thrrt.t In.o tj neqro Jail of Chattanooga. They occupied a sinsla
room, lialf under ground, aud bat. tbirtecn feet square. iTizx. th.re was not space eaoujjh for them all to lie. dawaj
together, and a part of them were, in consequence, obliged 1 sleep sittla? and leaning against the walli The onlj
entrance wa3 through a trap-door in the cetlin?. that wajt ritwd twice a day to let tltwn their scanty aieat-v whlcli.
were lowered In a bucfceC They had jro other Uglit or ven!.-ui m than that wa:ch came through two small triple
jrrated winJows. They wera covered with swarming vermin, and the heat was sr oppressive taat they were oftea
obliged to strip themselves entirely of their clotaes to bear it. Add to thU, th-y were all handcuCed, and, wltlsj
trace-chains secured arouud their necks by padlocks, were faswncd f ea h other In companies of twoand threes
Their food, which was doled out to them twice a day, con.hred of a little floar wet with waterand baked iu, the forrat,
of bread, and spoiled pickled beef. They had no opportunity of nrocarias supplies from the outside, nor had thayi
u:y means of dolnso, their pockets having been ruled of their Lut cent by th Confederate authorities promlneaa
amoa whom was a rebel officer wearing the uniform of a major. Ko part of the money thus basely taken, was evtsj
returned." j
Eight Thousand Copies of Capturing a T.ocomotivo have already been sold, and ilam
demand still Is for "more." It is handsomely Hound In Cloth, printed In Iarj;e Ge3
typo, making 350 pages of reading matter and Thirteen fall-pago Illustrations.
as a pbemium: for a. CLUB
WHITMAN'S New Patent
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Grand Army Sleeve Buttons
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The most popular thing In the way of Grand Army
Jewelry just now 13 the Grand Army Sleeve Button, a
pair of which will be Eentto any address, postage pie
bald 1. For a club of six new subscribers.
2. For one subscription and 75 cents additional.
1. Without subscription $1,
These Sleeve Buttons are no cheap imitation.
The disk is pearl-tinted enamel,
and upon its face, in raised work
Of heavy rolled gold plate, is tho
AnnlA o Tl Tl ftT ftTifl TV1iTfiT hfl 171
constituting the upper portion of
tne urana Army uaage. witu me
letters G. A. E. engraved in a scroll '
benentli. Tbe setting is also of
gold plate, and by pressing on a
spring tne ouuon can do uikbh
apart, thus making it easy to ad
lust it in thecufis. In short, it ia
one of the most handsome, useful and Taluable pieces
of Jewelry that has yet been devised.
we have sold large numbers of these Sleeve Button
Uid they have Invariably given entire satisfaction,
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Th! tract lies la sight of 16 Cmer d' Alms ranaps of
iBounUilus, who lare and small game abound, aad
th" streams contain trout In great ahaadance.
Tbl3 country b note vcltsetitet aad IznprorfltL
Good school and churches established.
fcFor reference, I offer tha fcllawlng gatlema Itt
various pum of the Cnlted States;
Gen. P. II. tiherldan, Washington, TX CL
Hon. Carl Scharr, New York City.
,,-n.,ini0"Ph Jrsnn Iteglster, V. 3. ZxaA 0,
W alia Wnlla. W, T.
Hon. J. M. Anaitrong, Register, TJ..S. Land 03r
Spokane Fall?, VI. T.
Una. Eugene Guuleld. Aurora. 111.
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OF EIGHT IsEW subscribiers
Important Notice
Office ot Geohgh E. Lesiott.
"Wasoiscjios. D. CX, July t, 1354.
The attention of all claimants &r jpensiou whosa
papers were at any time in the hands or the foBewiHy
parties and tlrm a pensioa attorneys: 2T.W. FitwreraJdv
N. W. Fitzgerald & Co. S. a Fitzgerald, and W. T. FIU
gerald, is called to the following" order of the Sob.
Secretary of the Interior:
WAsmxGHEf, June 26, 13S4.
The Gmstisstoner of JPtntions.
3ik: Herewith is transmitted to von a power of attar
aeyfrom N.W.FitzseraId,X.W. Fitzgerald & Co.,3,
CFltzperald, and W. T.Fitzgerald to George E. lemosi
and a letter of withdrawal of said parties and Jirmja
Pensiou Attorneys, which, under tbe drcunistances aat
the good standing of George E. Lemon, are aopnrred.
by me.
You will therefore recognize George E. Lemon, as
Attorney In ait casps heretofore represented by aat&
parties and firm according; to the terms of the papers
herewith filed with you.
Very respectfully.
II. it, TrxT.nr, Secretary.
I shall be glad to hear from all claimants whose papea
havebeen at any time In the hands of the above partis.
In order to complete the records of said nrzns-now la my
hands, and request that all such correspondence ba
marked Docket F," to enable me to easily find the
proper case.
A large number of pensioners whose pensions wera
procured through the arms mentioned may be entitled
to a higher rate of pension under new law3.
I request that all name be written legibly-aud that
name of soldier, rant, company and regiment be plainly
stated; also number of claun where known. Unsettled
pending claim will receive prompt attention.
Send a rouch sketch or (if von can) a model of your
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lead to success. Send me a written request, addressed i
the Commissioner of Patents, that he recognize Geobus
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case, giving the title of the Invention and about theda-ta
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IVsarbora st, Chicago. Adviee fee. IS ysatVaa
yerience. Easlag qultKly aa4 lJiy twaatvewd,

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