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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON. . 0., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1888.'
FK3JT1NG THEIf OVER c IHialGflrTctons Hm to Say About Their OW Campaigns. FIGHTING JOS HOOKER. Ills Part in the GcttrsWur? ChwjhsIsh. Edito Natiokax. Tbibcnk: Does it over occur to you amid aU the straggle among the officers and tlieir friends for the honor and the glory attendant on the repulse of the Con federate Army at Gettysburg, that not one word is erer heard of gallant Joe Hooker. " Fighting Joe Hooker. to whom as mueh or more is due for the strategy of the campaign thau to any otiier officer engaged ? Howard had his thanks from the Kation. Hancock cm not be forgotten while the name of Gettys burg is mentioned. Sickles, aud Doubleday, aud Warren, aud score more, will always bo remembered with that peculiar feeling an old soldier has for a leader, and after the old sol diers are gone, with lie same reverence that posterity always has to give to those who have distinguished themselves in the Natiou'6 mili tary service. Bat what of Hooker? If my memory serves me rightly Hooker was relieved by orders from Washington, received on the night of the 39th of June. Meade therefore had command of the army bet one dav before he was called to put his command in array before Lee. Ls it to be supposed, even -did we not know the facts, that Meade could have in the one day so altered the disposition of that vast body of men as to radically change the course of Lee? If be did not, who should he credited with producing the result ? Let us 806 From the time Lee started north through the Valley of Virginia our cavalry were kept on his flank, covering pass after pass of the mountains, closely followed by the various corps, the First being generally nearest the mountain, then the Eleventh, and so ou, as the roads permitted them to advauce northwardly in a more or less parallel direction. So closely had the mountain passes been guarded, and so closely had Hooker kept up to Lee that the lat ter, although he had one or more divisions right at the door of Harrisbttrg, his objective, did not know of Hooker's proximity to his line of communication with the South, which he dare not leave unguarded, until the 26th day of June. He immediately changed his whole plan, (I might say, from the light of subsequent events, that be "got rattled") ordered a con centration of his troops at Gettysburg, and there, on the morning of the 1st of July, was met by the advance of Meade. What followed is a matter of history, and need not be recount ed by me. Had the order relieving Hooker been delayed 45 hours it might not have been issued at all. Tiiere is good reason tosupjjose the movements of the troops would not have been materially different, and had the outcome of the engage ment not been different, the gallant Hooker would probably have been continued at the head of the Army of the Potomac to the close of the war. I would like seme one who can do the sub ject justice take it in hand, lest it be forgotten what is justly due to this hero, who did not ptop to sulk, but offered his services where the Government might choose to send him. I am not seeking honor for the First Corps thev poured it all over us at Gettysburg ou July 1, 1SS3. and July 1, 1333 but I do think Efarcelya tithe of the credit due old Joe Hooker has been awarded that hero, either for the gallant manner in which he rose to the occasion or the patriotic one in which he accepted the lower service after being relieved from the command of the Army of the Poto mac S. D. Webster, St. Louis, Me. Lookia? tor GaerrHla. Editor Xatioxai, Tkibuxx: Some of my comrades of the 46th Ind. who were on detail in the gun squad have asked me to write up our experience while serving as artillery, la April, 1862, our regiment ICth Ind. and the 43d Ind. were attached to the naval fleet of Commodore Porter, for the reduction of Fort Pihow. Our Colonel thought it would be a good thing to have some artillery with his com mand, and therefore borrowed three 12-pound iMhlgren guns from the fleet, detailing seven iacu from the regiment for each guu. 2Cow, I am only going to apeak of what experience the Mjuad to which I belonged had. An officer from the fleet came ashore twice a day to drill Ufc. The drill of field and naval artillery is quite different. The officer was verypanicu iur to teach as to estimate distance, the proper elevation, and time of the fuse of the shells. We tried to perfect ourselves in those details. We did not have much use for our guns un til after the battle of St. Charles, Ark., June 17, ltit2, when the gun to which I was at tached was put on a small side-wheel steamer to patrol White Uiver from St. Charles to Clar endon, Ark., the highest point to which our fleet had ventured at that time. Our trans ports were loaded with supplies for Gen. Cur tis's army, which was coming down through MibSouri and Arkansas to form a junction with tbe fleet. We made daily trips between those poiuts, expecting to meet his scouts or ad vai.ee. We had on each trip one or two com pares of infantry with us to help fight the guerrillas that swarmed on both sides of the river. Our boat was made bullet-proof by cot ton bales. The orders were for us to shell any point that we thought concealed guerrillas. On our trip up the river, just below Aber deen. Ark., Comrade Pennell, who was on the lookout for bushwhackers, noticed at a bend, where a sand-bar extended out into the river, a dog at the edge, seemingly drinking. Upon close observation Penaell noticed going from the thicket a man, who doubtless called tbe do-, who went back wagging his tail, and both were lost to sight. Comrade Pennell called my attention to what he had seen, and we sighted the gun, which happened to be loaded with CaiJister, and let her go. Next day we capt ured a man who said our shot Iud killed nine jiitu and the dog, beside wounding several, thereby frustrating their game, which was to Ifick off some of or men. Tbe comrades call ed it a pi shot. At Cr-jckett's Bluff the bushwhackers had the advantage of as, the bluff being as high as the bUicuikUcks of the steamer. They could coint to the lop of the bluff, fire down on us :.iid btef. back oat of sight, the bluff being per-jR-udicti ir. On another trip up the river we stopped at Aberdeen, a small town, to take on board a woman and children, the husband be ing in the Union army. She pointed out to the Major of the 24th Ind., in charge of the infantry, an old rebel whom she said had been one of her worst persecutors, and the house that lie hved in. Upon taking .them on board we proceeded on up to Clarendon. That even ing on our return to St Charles tbe com rades made it up (not letting any one but the b'HuA. know what we proposed doing; that we throw a shell through the upper story of the old rebs hotue. When within a half mile of Uti. town we put a shell in our gun, which was ?'U!i t e proper elevation, tbe gun being on ti.t boa t deck. We fired, making tbe shiugles fl frou. i i-c old gentleman's house. The Major cauie ruoiniig out from the eabiu, wanting to ktow aU wo bad seen. We told him that time Was a --tidi in the gun that we wanted out. c coLitinued patrolling the river for some v, c-eks, whoa we received word from scouts that Gen. Curtis was making his way to Helens, Ark , on tbe Mississippi fiiver, where we fol lowed him by water. There in August, 1862, Wl turned our guns over to tbe navy. The comrades of the gun squad had had a good time for four months ; no picket or guard dntj to do. We joined our respective compa nies to do duty ag.au as infan try.- Fxko FlTCH, Co. I, 46th Ind., Logansport, Ind. A CUtw from CoNasetlcat. Emto Katiostax Tribukk: In Tax Njl- EIO?.A2?tt2M5 of jB,y T. L.Wi!!ey,of Co. G, 50th A. Y. Engineers, claims they laid the pontoon bridges before Fredericksburg. 2vow, I claim they did not lay both of them, hat attempted to, and did not finish the work and a call was made upon the 8th Conn., which lay in the rear of the Lacy House, for volun teers to go and help finish the bridge north of the 1 House, and a party under command of Lieut. F. M. Ford, now Chiof of Police of Jlcndew, Conn., went down Aud helped finish the bridge. As one of that party I think we should have our share of the honor Fked H. Pjlbkes, Co. K, 8th Conn., Meriden! Conn. ' You're too Yellow, l'orlmps? Olien look out for your liver, forlt is approach! nc eenoue xMgtion. Banish the wtffron hue from your skin aud eyeballs, tbe fur from your tongue the uoaosy fcewlws from your right sido with' timtptensaatand psinlowj laxative aud anti-bilious medietas. Hortetter'a 6touiaoh Bitters, which If, moreover, you nre threatened -with kidnoy trouble or fever and ague, will prevent them. A SOLDIER FOR A DAY. The Capture of Fort Fisltor. S. C. Editor National Tribune: The following little episode from the war I thiuk may inter est some of tho readers of your valuable papor. As one of the storming party from tho Ucet and of the crew from U. S. gunboat Chippewa, who lauded on that sandy beach off Fort Fisher Jan. 15, '65, to take part in the storming of the fort with the troops under Terry's command, I relate my little story of tho events which oc curred its I saw them. To spin a yarn is the pastimo among sailors, but our soldier-comrades of the G.A.E. will "spread as much canvas as any Jack tar when under full sail." Many a pleasant hour have I spent with ever-growing interest in listening to some humorous incident of camp lifo or tragic scene from the battlefield. More than once has it recalled to me an event from my "soldier day" as touching a scene as I can re call. If you will listen to my talc, I will make it as brief as I can. It was at break of day. The soldiers lay in peaceful slumber after their victorious charge and capture of Fort Fisher. A merry crew of "blue-jackets," belonging to tho storming party from Admiral Porter's fleet, came "cruising" through the camp, and when about to enter a bomb-proof an esplosiou occurred. Of that light-hearted crew but ono escaped, being the only one to reach the bomb-proof, through which he was sent flying, and buried under a mass of sand and mutilated bodies. To extri cate himself look but a short lime, and after making sure no damage was done to "hull" or "spar," stood forth to take an observation. No sign of camp was tc ho seen ; over thoso sleeping veterans old mother earth had spread her mantle. Over the mounds men wcro mak ing for safer ground, expecting every moment the whole fort to be blown up. A calm seemed to have settled over all, hut from under that cover of earth came smothered sounds. Yould it be possible to save any of these men? was the thought of this young sailor, and with a spring he was down by the camp, ou his knees, and witii his hands commenced digging. Soon a blue-coat was exhumed, then another. While so at work men were coming back into tho fort, and with their help the work went on. Among the few thus saved was one, a large, fine-looking soldier, with saudy complexion, not over 30 years of age, if memory can be re lied upon. This soldier, after being restored to iiis full senses, gave veut in heart-broken words to his lamentation aud sorrow over a comrade who had gone to tho war with him. " For three years we have faced the battles, and now, when we were in hopes soon to re turn to our homes, to lose him now; 0, my God!" These were the words that reached the ears of those at work, in hopes to find this lost comrade. By encouraging words the sor row-stricken soldier was bid to be of good cheer, and when at last tho body, and then tho face, all black from strangulation, were ex posed to view, who can express that eager look of doubt and fear, those trembling lips, when in the man just brought to light this lercaved soldier recognized his lost comrade. By great effort, after beating, rubbing, and by free use of wator, respiration set in; this man so near unto death was restored to his comrade, and as we will hope to his beloved ones at home. To describe that moment when these two were closed in manly embrace, with tears trickling down their weather-beaten cheeks and kisses freely given, is more than pen can do justice to, and I leave it for you to picture, as none better than a comrade can understand. 1 doff my colors. I salute you, comrades. Victor Landergekn, U. S. N., Omaha, Neb. The First Day at Gettysburg. Editok Xationax Teibune: The "Boy Sp v " does great injustice in his article refer ring to the first day ot tho action at Gettys burg, and 1 desire space in your paper to say how bravely the First and Eleventh Corps be haved in the face of overwhelming odds. To all those who have read of the heroic struggle of the Union forces against such over whelming odds on the first day, the query would arise, If our- men were such skulkers and cowards, who in the world did the fight ing? He says it was late in the afternoon .when we had our parade through town ; thftt Gen. Howard had not at that timo any other ex pectation than to retreat farther back; that Haneock said to Howard, " Got them behind that stone fence; they can never get us out of that." I say a line of men were behind that stone fence hours before Hancock arrived upon the field. The " Boy Spy" also says the Cav alry Corns of the Army of tho Potomac gained for that army most of the glory it achieved. I cannot find time to quote the ' Boy Spy's " numerous misstatements, but will give him a few facts taken from my diary, and not from memory: July, 1)363. Leavo EmmUlfebum at 7 a.m., and go to Gettysburg, where the fight is going on. Ar rive at Gettysburg at I p. in., and take position in, line of battle on Cemetery Hill. Fifteen minutes later we are behind the stone fence the " Boy Spy " has so much to say about, hours before Hancock arrived upon tbe field. The "Boy Spy" has made the same mistake almost all writers have made. He places tbe First Corps and the entire Eleventh Corps iu the morning fight, when the facts are that the Second Division did not arrive on tho field until 1 p. m., at which timo the First Corps and the Firstand Third Divisions of the Eleventh Corps were being driven back. These formed on the Second Division of tho Eleventh Corps, which was already in Hue; aud the rebels, not knowing how large a force was pres ent, retreated. It was this timely arrival of the Second Division of the Eleventh Corps that gave us tbe position at Gettysburg, and not Hancock, who testified before the Congressional Committee on the Conduct of the War, in March, 1864, that he arrived on the field not later than 3:30 p. ra., and tho fight was then over. I have noticed in all the " Boy Spy's " articles he has a favorite to thrust forward, and have wondered why our arms were not more successful under them, assisted as they si wave were with the" Boy Spy's " advico,which it appears was given upon all occasions. I most emphatically dislike Gen. Howard on account of tbe course he pursued at Chancellorsville in making scapegoats of the men to cover up his own mistakes, but give the credit for the posi tion at Gettysburg to him for the simple reason that Hancock did not arrive upon the field for some hours after this position was taken, which was held all through the battle. Ciiaeles Stacey, Co. D, 55th Ohio, aud Co. F, 5th U. S., Xorwaik, O. Tho Charge of Hawkins's Zouaves. Editok National Teiijuxe: In seeking light on the many questions thatarise. weeon- erally leave the matter to the " Soldiers' Bible," the reliable National Tkibuxk, and by so do ing we get at the true merits of the case. 1 have been greatly amused by tho contro versy Scrg't Whitney's article has brought out in relation to that famous charge at Boanoko. The 5th R. I. (to which I belonged), like many other regiments, did not got into the engage ment, but were near by and doing our duty ac cording to orders. I have u distinct recollec tion that the credit of taking the battery was given to the troops ou cither flank who had progressed so far as to overlap the " mud-hole " aud make it untenable. Meantime tho 9th N. Y.,jut landed, were pushed to the front, and after emptying tho contents of thoir old Harper's-Ferry muskets into the backs of the 9th N. J., who, by the way, wore gray over coats; then, under tho iuspiring example of the lamented De Moutieul and the intrepid Maj. Kimball, the rush was made, but far too late to be entitled to all that Col. Hawkins claims. I believe, however, that the Uth N. Y. would have charged just as resolutely in the face of 5,000 of the enemy, and tho only point I wish to make is this: they claim too much ; they are not willing to give credit to others richly entitled to it; there is too much selfishness in the articles. As justifying the claim of tho Hawkins Zouaves, I will quote from tho " Lifo of Burnside," by Ben : Perloy Poor, page 133 : "At this juncture Maj. Kimball, of the Now York Sth Iiegtinwit (Hawkins Zouaves), vol unteered to load the charge with his men, and to carry the hitronchraont at tho point of the bayonet. ' You are the man,' exclaimed Gen. Foster, ' the 9jh is tho rogiment, and this is tbe moment. Zouaves, storm tho battery S Forward ! ' "The regiment started at double-quick time, shouting 'Zou, Zou, Zou,' and being joined by their Colonel leaped into the ditch, mounted the parapet, and drove tho enemy away from their guns with the bayonet. Almost simul taneously the 21st Muss, and 51st N. Y. scaled the parapet ou tho opposite side aud tho two victorious columns met at tho flagstaff." This is getting a little too dramatic, com rades, aud with your permission I will ring tho curtain down. Dotkk Johnson, je., 5thE.L, Valloy Falls, E. I. To act on tho liver, and cleauso tho bowels, no other medicine equals Ayer'sathartic Pills, Shiloh Again. Editok National Tribune: Givo mo space to say to J. W. Bryan, who goes for me at such a rate in tho issue of Aug. 2, that the infer ences ho draws are not warranted by the cora muuication ho criticizes. Tho statement that " G rant's army camped on tho night of the Gth of April near where it had camped on tho night of tho 5th," is ono which he assumes without warrant and disputes with great gusto. If tho language of my squib conveyed to anyone tho impression that Buell's men did not commence crossing the river immediately on their ar rival, let mo remove that impression at once. Thoy camo across immediately, as fast as they camo to tho opposite bank. Ho says as his bri gado marched up ho hoard-such expressions as, " For God's sake, men, don't go up thoro; yon will bo killed ! " aud " Oh ! I am tho only man left in my regiment," etc. And further on ho says : " Who over heard of an Assistant Sur geon fighting?" Let me say that boforo I was appointed As sistant Surgeon I had carried a musket long enough to know that the remarks he heard under tho bank never camo from tho fighting eud of an army, and my old comrades of tho 18th 111. who are living around mo and who wero on tho front line, tell a very different talo from the ono rehearsed by J. W. Bryan. Regarding the means I had for " knowing so much " whilo still attending to my business in tho hospital, from about 2 o'clock on Sunday until about 3 on Monday afternoon I was iu a contral hospital, where wounded wore brought iu from every part of tho line, and not ono of them said," Oh ! I am tho only man left iu my regiment," or any thing like that. They said, " Thoy can't drivo us any farther." " We'ro holding them level now." " We'll whip 'em yet," and 6omc, as thoy floated out into the great unknown, " God help tho dear old flag." "lam willing to die for my country." Ah, comrades, these men showed the mettle of soldiers. On Monday men began to come iu wounded from Buell's command, but I saw nouo on Sunday. But now do nob from this infer that I say that none wero wounded Sunday. I only say I did not seo any that were wounded Sunday. At tho risk of repetition let mo sum up what I have to say about this battle of Shiloh. Not far from 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon Grant's army reached a position from which they were not driven. Beauregard's army had made most herculean efforts since early dawn, and for purposes of vigorous attack was prac tically exhausted. Tho gunboats wero vigor ously shelling their right, and Wallace, hasten ing up from Crump's Landing with about 7,000 men, to press their left. Thoy would have to "git from thar" in the morning sure, oven if none of Buell's force had been there to help. Finally, the rear of an army during a battle is tho poorest place possible from which to judge its fighting qualities; and, further (and I in sist on this point), all tho sick in hospital pres ent with that army who could walk went to the lauding, and formed a largo proportion of the crowd that excited Bryan's apprehensions for the safety of Grant's army. And now, Com rade Bryan, whilo we wero very glad to see you that Sunday evening, and nobody disputes that you did all that was required of you, and all that anybody could have done, I will just bet you an even hundred dollars that if you hadn't got there wo would have licked thoso rebels on Monday. O. B. Oeiisby, Murphysboro, 111. Providential Spring. Editor National Tribune: For tho in formation of thoso who seem to doubt the ex istence of "Providential Spring" at Andorson ville, I will say that just 24 years ago, Aug. 9, 1851, about 2 o'clock p. m., a shower of rain came up. It did not rain more thau half an hour, but I never remember seeing as much water fall in the same length of timo iu my life; in a few moments tho little, quiot stream which flowed through the stockade became a wild aud roaring torrent, aud where it left tho prison, on the east side, tho stockade gave way. As soon as tho rebs found there was a break in the stockade thoy fired off tho "alarm cannon" and beat the long-roll, and the whole rebel force turned ont under arms to keep the Yanks from imitating the stockade and also making a break. After the water subsided and ceased to run down tho hillside to the branch, it was discov ered that about half-way from tho branch to the north gate, on the hillside between tho dead-line aud stockade, where hitherto had been dry, sandy soil, a small rivulet was still running. In a short time, by some sudden freak of humanity hitherto entirely unknown to him, Old Wirz had troughs fixed so wc could uso the water, and after that tho prison was supplied with an abundance of good cool and pure water from this little spring. Whether this was a direct act of Providence or not I am uuablo to say, but I do know that many of those poor, dying patriots received it as a Godsend, and tho praying ones offered up thauks to the Giver of all good, .and oven tho wicked, thoughtless boys felt that God had not forsaken them if their country had. I remained at Aiidersouville until March 2G, 1SG5, but after the spring broke out I never hoard the agonizing cry for water from tho poor victims of "man's inhumanity to man." I conversed with a gentleman less thau two mouths ago who had just returned from a trip through tho South, and ho spent ono day at Audersonville. He told me that the spring was still running, aud that there was a largo stump by it. This seems strango to me, for I cannot remember any stump there. Ho says it is too largo to have grown since wo left there. He also said that the old settlers living near there say that years ago thero was a spring at this spot, but that it became covered up and forgotten until that hot, sultry August after noon, when it came to tho relief of those suffer ing prisoners. Steve E. Payne, Larned, Kan. Tho 61th III. Editor National Tribune: As The Na tional Tribune is the only medium through which the old vets can communicate with ono auothcr, I wonder that some of the 81th 111. do not fall into line and make a little racket, not tho kind that they made at Stono Itiver or Chickainauga, but just tho kind wo made around the campfire. Boys, aro you ashamed of the record you made? I think not. To lot the people know there was such an organiza tion as the 8-ith 111., I send you Geu. Kimball's farewell order : H'dqiw FiasT Division, Fourth Corps, Camp JJarkkk, Ten;,'., Juno 'J, 1865. J Col. L. H. "Waters, commanding 8-ith III. Colonkl: You, with the oilicera und men of the 8-lth 111., after three years of gallant devotion to the cause of our common country in tills war ngftinul rebellion, are now about to return to your homea with honor unsullied And with reputations bright witii glory. Your deeds will live forever in nearly every battle of the Southwest. You have been engaged at Perry ville, Stone Itiver, Cliicka mauga, lookout Mountain, Missionary Ithlge, Itesacn, Itocky Face Itidgo, Dallas, New Hope Church, Keuesnw, Joncsboro, Lovcjoy, Atlanta, FrftnkSin and Nashville, and you have bom tho Hate of the Union and tho banner of your noble State: to victory over the foe who would have de stroyed tbe Government made by our fathers. God has given you tho victory; romomber Him, and now that the war is over, the rebellion nt nn end, remember those you have conquered. Use victory as becomcth true men and truo. soldiers. Ruturn to your homes with enmity toward none and charity to nil. I know you will be tho best of citizens becauso you have been the best of soldiers. While we live, enjoying tho honor and privileges your valor has won, sacred let us over chcrUh us tho idols of our hearts tho memory of our comrades who have given up their lives for the salvation of our coun try; who fell by your sides battling for tho rhjht. Iiumembcr tho widows and orphans of our dead comrades; be true to them, us our comrades were truo to us and to our country. My oomradss, accept my gratitude for your devo tion to me personally. You lmvo been truo and noble soldiors. Slay God cvcrbless you nnd crown your lives with happiness, and each of you with honor, peace and plenty. Be, us you ever have been, true to God, to country, friends nnd your selves. Couiradog, again, God bless you. Good-by. Nathan Kimbalt., Brevet Major-Goncral Commanding. A. C. Beck, Co. G, 84th 111., Douglas, 111. A Recommendation. .V. T. 511)1.1 T)umloy That lawyer brother of yours, Brown, I s'pose, would defend about as mean aud disreputable acase as any lawyer in town? Brown Woll, I dunuo what Jim might do. You go and "state your case to him, Dumley, and say I sent you. a A Large Estate. A broad land is this in which we live, dotted so thickly with thrifty cities, towns and vil lages! Amid them all, with over-increasing popularity and helpfulness, is Dr. Pierce's Gold en Medical Discovery, giving hope and cheer whero thero is disease and despair. Wherever there is humanity thoro is suffering; wherever there is suffering there is tho best field for this greatest American Eemedy. Consumption (which is lung-scrofula), yields to it, if employ ed in tho early stages of tho dlseaso; Chronic Nasal Catarrh, yields to it; Kidnoy aud Liver diseases, yield to it! If you want tho bo3t known romedy for all diseases of tho blood, ask for Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery, aud take uo other, Going for a Henroost. Editor National Tuibune: Iu lastweok's paper I noticed a shor story by one of tho boys about doing guard duty and having a pleasant time with "Samantha," which brings to mind a-very similar occurrence at Gritlith's Mills, some 30 miles north of Mississippi Sound, in Alabama, miuus tho young ladies aud plus a largo numbor of chickens. I am going to givo the names, and if any comrade objects, lot him speak up. T. P. Slurry, now of Sioux City, Geno Chamberlain, Ales. McCarty, M. B. Cr.iry, with four others, whoso names I have forgotten, haviug only heard tho story from ono of tho participants soon after it occurred, loft camp at tho mill and started south on tho road leading dowu ono of tho arms of tho Sound, three miles out, aud tho promises of a red-hot reb woro reached, having only the road and a slight fringe of timbor on tho lagoon between tho honso and wator. Mc Carty took charge and stationed ono guard near the water, as he had good reason tobeliovo a regular crossing was mado hero by tho prcs enco of some boats. Forming the rest of tho boj'S ho marched thom to tho stoop of tho honso, and, knocking at tho door, waited only for a moraeut when the old gentleman put in an ap pearanco. "I have been sent with a guard to protect your promises," said Mao. " I am right glaH you'ns have corned, for tho Yanks aro mighty thick and have been helping themselves now a right smart." " Well, they wou't do so again whilo wo aro hore," said ono of tho boys. w Thereupon Mac posted T. P. Murry on tho veranda to watch, ono of tho others at tho littlo gate, and mado tho other four stack arras and lay down out-of-doors whilo ho went in to talk to tho old people. Being now rather late the lads did not wait long, but put in an appearanco at the henroost and quietly invited 23 chickens to como in aud seo tho Stars aud Stripes. After an hour or more of pleasant talk Mac got up and said he would go aud relievo tho guard aud thou go to bed. Coming outside, at tiio signal ho found all waiting iu tho road, and taking up tho line of march woro soon in camp. T. P. Murry, if this catches your oye, givo us some of the larks with which yon are acquainted. W. S. Pieuce, Co. B, 20th Wis. The Killing of Col. Washington. Editor National Tribune : In your issuo of Aug. 1G appears tho truo account of tho kill iug of Col. Washington, tho perusal of which lias reminded mo that thero aro other things than capturing flags aud plauting colors on forts to brag about. I have been a constant reader of your papor for quite a number of years (your subscription list will tell you how many), and I don't remember anything I over read in tho "Fighting Them Over" columns that savored so strongly of extreme caution as William L. Birncy's account of ambushing and shooting Col. W. in tho back. I hope ho (Bir ney) feels bettor, now ho has corrected Maj. Wollcr, and given a true statement of the kill ing of Col. Washington. Perhaps if thoro had been but ono instead of three, even numbers, with tho Corporal's party, thoy might have tried to capturo him instead of shooting him in the back at 40 paces all in cold blood. I am glad the Corporal reproved tho Sergeant for shootiug him after ho was wounded. B. E. Ellis, Co. G, 1st Wis. Cav., Sun Prairie, Wis. i m First Division, Fifteenth Corps. Editor National Tribune: In your issuo of May 10, 1833, J. B. Tisdale, of tho 29th Mo., states in his article ou Ezra Chapel that tho old First Division, Fifteenth Corps, sustained its reputation as stayers. Correct you are, old boy. If I remember correctly, tho rebels pre vious to tho charge swept tho ground beyond tho Chapel with a' perfect hurricauo of shell and spherical case-shot. If I am not mistaken, Licut.-Col. Gago, of tho 29th Mo., was in com mand of tho two regiments, 29th aud 17th Mo., consolidated temporarily. P remember well when tho advanced rebel picket-lino was driven iu in front of Kencsaw, Col. Gage had com mand of a charging squad, and in the moleo had one of his shoulder-straps shot away and his shoulder scratched by tho same rebel bullet. 1 remember his remark that it was au effort of Jeff Davis & Co. to, reduce him to the ranks. I wish that J. E. Tisdalo would write up tho final scrimmage of our division at Jouesboro, Ga. E. Kincaid, Helena, Mont. STONEWALL JACKSON. A CLAIM FOR TIIIRD DIVISION, THIRD CORPS. Editor NationalT'eibunb : Please tell tho "Boy Spy" that the troops (Union) lying in a small triangular clearing iu the woods west of tho Chancellor IIouso on tho night of May 2 and 3, 186J, in front of which Stonewall Jack son was wounded, wore tho troops composing tho Third Division (Whipple's) of the Third Corps. I was wounded a few hours later only a few rods from whore Stonewall foil, and was taken prisoner and remained on tho field until tho 14th, and the rebels poiuted out to me the place where Jackson was wounded, and I have always believed, as havo some others, that some of the men ou the right of our division wounded him. I forget what regiments formed tho right of that division at that time. Our brigade, on the left, was composed of the SGth aud 124th N. Y. and 122d Pa. Jasies Love, Sergeant, Co. E, 86th N. Y., 203 South Elm street, Eimira, N. Y. CLAIM OP THE EXCELSIOR BRIGADE. Editor National Tribune : In The Na tional Tribune of Aug. 2 appears an article by tho " Boy Spy " as to what troops wero in tho woods west of the Chancellor House at tho point where Stonewall Jackson wa3 killed. It was the Excelsior Brigade, composed of tho 70th, 71st, 72d, 73d and 74th N. Y., Second Brigade, Second Division, Third Corps. Our corps went in thero on the afternoon of May 2, 1803, when Howard's men woro driven back. My regiment, tho 72d N. Y., deployed to the right of tho plank road, and tho 73d to tho left of tho road facirig west. Directly west of tho Chancellor Houso Jackson and his party went straight into the picket of the 73d N. Y. They are the men that fired on him, and I shall always boliovc that thoy killed him. As near as I can recollect this happened between 1 and 2 o'clock a. m. of May 3. Tho enemy attacked at daylight on May 3, and I was taken prisoner by the 4th Ga., and tho mombers of that regi ment told mo that Jackson was wounded right thoro in the woods that night. If thoro is any credit attached to tho shooting of Jacksou it belongs to tho members of tho 73d N. Y. E. L. Saunders, Co. E, 72d N, Y., Newark, Neb. Q A Poor Old Jrbilunan. Editor National Tribune: In July, 1885, soon after tho mooting of tho Grand Army at Portland, tho writer of this spent a few days in Bo3ton. A picture in my old school history of tho United States, of the battle of Lexing ton, always. so impres3od mo in my boyhood days that I could not think of losing an oppor tunity to look upon tho place there represented. Yet so much must bo seen in grand old Bo3ton, and tho timo at ray command so limited, that ouc honr was all that I wasablo to give to Lex ington. I found the historic ground, entered the inclosure, read tho brief record upon tho rock of tho threo churches that have stood upou the hallowed spot, and passing along by tho left stood by the monument bearing the names of tho heroes who foil in tho littlo battlo; thence around upon tho opposito side of tho littlo "square" (which is like all New Eng land and Boston squares, a triangle), camo to tho hugo rock with its' inscription telling tho visitor that hore tho bravo minute-men stood aud received tho fire of tho British redcoats. 1 would have boon glad if somo genuine Yankeo had been thero just then to toll mo something about tho surroundings', but tho day was sultry, aud no man in sight except an old Irishman, lazily trimming the grass along the walk. The thought camo to mo tbut he looked autiquatcd onough to tell mo about' tho battle of Loxiug ton from tho staudpoint of an eye-witness. I therefore approached 'him loaded with ques tions, fully expecting to hear him say ho was " thero or thoreabouts." With my first ques tion he looked up with kindling oyo : " Fight, is it, sor," says ho; " bo jabors, aud where is it?" I told him " hero, right hero." ' " Oh, begorra, uow,J says ho, " an' what's thisye's givin' me? Sure, I havo boon horo 38 years, au' divil a foight havo I seon in all that timo; bad scran till tho likes of it," when tho light faded from his oyo, and sadly shaking his head ho turned and trimmed another gras3. Ever since that day my pretty picture of tho battlo of Lexington is lost to mo, and in its stead comes up bo fore mo tho imago of an unhappy Irishman who has lived 33 years without a fight. Como, old boys of '61, we can rush into The National Tribune any week and stir up no end of fight. Lot us join in ono grand " sympa thetic weep" over tho sorrows of this poor old Irishman. E. H. Gregg, Albia, Iowa. . ... Horsford's Acid riiosplmto For tho Tired Hralu from over-exertion, Try it. PICKET SHOTS, . a From Alert Comrades All Along the Line, Personal. G. M. Ellis, M. D., Henry Dillon Post, No. 150, Erametsburg, Iowa, i3 glad to know that somo of tho 3d Wis. Cav. aro still in tho lnnd of tho living, and that thoro is such a paper as The National Tribune, where such infor mation can bo obtained. Ho says J. Snjnin, who received so much attention at the hands of tho guerrilla Quantrell at tho massacre at Baxtor Springs, Kan., belouged to Capt. Con koy's company, (I, 3d Wis. Cav.,) instead of to Co. F, as claimed by somo of tho writers ou this subject. When last hoard from Splain was still alive. Ho hopo3 somo of tho boys of tho regiment will givo somo of thoir cxploit6 on tho borders of Missouri and Kansas. Information Asked and Given. Mrs. Caroline Hay, Huntington, Ind., would like to know if any reader of TrtE National Tribune rcmembors Joromo Hay, of Co. I, 18th Iowa. Anyono who kuows anything of his army lifo will confer a very groat favor upou his relatives by writing to tho above ad dress. Israel Siomillor, Co. D, 4th Iowa, Gothen burg, Nob., 3ays that in responso to iuquirios mado by comrades through The National Tribune, in rogard to cheap homos, that ho will state that out of 18 States-that ho has lived in and passed through, Dawson County, Nob., beats them all for tho man wanting to settle on a farm. Como and sec. Mrs. M. E. Durell Mooncy, Pacific street, near Sackraan street, Brooklyn, N. Y., desiros auy comrade who remembers tho lato Corp'l Ben. Durell, of Co. G, 74th N. Y. (5th Excelsior), to kiudly send thoir name and address to the daughter of tho deceased Corporal, at tho above address. Henry C. Eotan, Co. G, IGth Mich., Weston, Mich., lost his right arm at Gaines's Mill, Va., Juno 27. 18G2, and was captured, aud two weeks afterwards was taken to Eichmoud and confined in tho old tobacco warehouse knowu as tho Pemherton Block. A man by tho namo of Smith, who belonged to a New Jersey regi ment (his first namo and the number of his regiment aro forgotten), who was a prisoner on Bollc Isle, was detailed to take care of a mau by tho namo of Allen Noyes and Eotan, before thoy wore exchanged ; but just at this timo Noyes died. Then tho order for exchange came, and Smith personated Noyes and thus escaped. Should tho said Smith read this arti clo he will remember tho circumstances, and will confer a favor by writing to tho above ad dress. Charles Ehoads, Co. F, 131st Ohio, Anderson, Ind., would liko to know what has become of tho membors of his regiment, as ho never sees anything about them in The National Trib une. If they wero only 100-days men, they did all that wa3 required of thom, besides fighting bed-bugs in Fori Federal Hill, Md. Michael Kahoa, Eussell, Iowa, says: "I saw in an issue of The National Tribune an in quiry foV the address of Michael Kahoa or his hoir3. My name is Michael Kahoa, and I en listed in the Sth Iowa in 1861. My address is as above." William Dreusike, Sergeant-Mnjor,9th Wis., Nashville, Tenn., says that Jacob Zahn, of Co. G, 9th Wis., has been afflicted with rhouma tism for several yeara, and has been supported by a brother, who is a poor man and has a largo family. Zahn mado application several years ago for pension, but has been unable to find an oliicer or two comrades of his company to tes tify in his bohalf. If this notice should meet the eyo of any of tho 9th Wis., especially of Co. G men, they will confer a favor upon an af flicted old soldier by corresponding with Jacob Zahn, Baton Eouge, La., in care of G. A. Znhu. S. C. Mile3, Co. E, 8th Wis., Stctsonvillo, Wis., says that a Norwegian by tho namo of Peter T. Lund left Chicago in an Illinois regi inoufc in July or August, 1862, for tho front. Ho was wounded and died from hi3 wounds at Chattanooga, Tenn., in 1861. Ho would bo obliged to any comrado who can givo tho num ber of his regiment and company, or tho namo or address of any of his officers. W. E. Blackman, 6th Me., 87 Sixth St., East Cambridge, Mas3., says that during tho latter part of Juiy, 1861, whilo his regiment was marching from Harper's Ferry to Jefferson, Md., ho was sunstroko, and lost his discharge which ho received upon re-enlisting, and also a Corporal's warrant. Should any comrade know of these papers ho will confer a great favor by writing to him. C. Myers, Windom, Kan., says ho has bocomo dissatisfied with living in Kansas, owing to a failure of crops last year, and inquires the ad dross of the comrade who lives in Oregon who wrote tho article ontitlod "Homes Near tho Sea," in The National Tribune of July 5. Tho articlo was written by C. V. Wilder, of Oregon City, Ore. Charles B. Grabe, Co. E, 5th Pa. Cav., 933 Main street, Kansas City, Mo., would like to hear from any of tho members of Co. E, Sth Pa. Cav., as ho has a great desire to know if any of them arc alivo. Ho has read The Na tional Tribune for more than a year, but so far hasnot heard anything nor has he seen a word in print of his regiment. O. D. Keovcs, Secretary, 13th Ind. Cav., Eich moud, Iud., wants tho address of Col. E. S. Moore, 13th Iud. Cav. When last heard from he was a minister of tho Gospel somewhere in Illinois. It is desired by the old boys that Col. Moore attend the Eeuuion of tho regiment at Indianapolis, Ind., Sept. 18. Angus McCormick, Co. E, 1st U. S. Marino Art., N. Y., No. 48 Jena street, Now Orleans, La., would bo glad to learu of tho whereabouts of Archibald McCormick. If living, ho would bo about 47 years of ago. Thinks ho enlisted during tho war whilo on tho Pacific coast. Ho is a uativo of Canada, and prior to tho war re sided in Ohio. H. A. Spencer, Aspen, Colo., wauts to know if any of tho readers of The National Trib une remember tho boy who led the whito cow, which belonged to Gen. L. A. Grant, of the Vermont Brigade, from Petersburg to Danville, Va., and from thoro back to Washiugton, and whore ho can bo found. John Barker, Calais, Mo., wishes to got evi dence of state of health of Serg't Geo. W. John son, Co. L, 3d E. I. Art., who was a clerk in tho postoifice, and' worked in tho printing office of Mr. Leau at Hilton Head, S. O, in 1863, and several years later. His widow has applied for pension. Will any oiio that knew him please writo, and thu3 help a desorving widow ? S. F. Linsloy, North Haven, Conn., says that ho saw in somo papor that au ollicor of tho Government had either a ring or charm, which he was wearing, that was mado from the skull of a Union soldier, and would liko to know whero the man is from aud what office ho holds. C. L. Corey, York Center, O., says that be ing a subscriber aud constant reader of The National Tribune emboldens him to ask if the "Aunt Becky" alluded to iu our papor of Aug.-9 is tho samo "Aunt Becky " who was at tho hospital at City Point, Va., in tho Fall of 1864. If this bo tho woman, ho desire3 her right name aud address. B. E. Hartzell, Co. E, 12th W.Va., Camp Den nison, Hamilton Co., O., says that iu J. L. An derson's account of tho gallant three days' fight made by Gen. Milroy at Winchester, Va., iu July, 1863, ho fails to give a correct list of tho regiments engaged, aud thinks that when a comrado writes regarding a battlo he should either give all the troops engaged or else leavo thom out ontirely. Ho failed to givo the 12th W. Va and as this regiment wa3 thoro and did gallant service, ho hopos Comrado Ander son will revise his list at onco. Our Constituents. James G. Church, Co. B,7th Mass., Brockton, Mass., thinks The National Tribune tho best soldier papor in tho United States. Ho has been confined to the houso for tho last year owing to diseaso contracted in tho army, and has passed many pleasant hours in reading tho accounts of soldiers with whom ho has served. Nearly all the groat Generals uuder whom ho served in tho Army of tho Potomac havo join the groat majority Grant, Meade, McClellan, Hooker, Burusido aud Sedgwick ajl being dead. Ho desiro3 to say to tho old 7th Mass. that a rogimoutul history has boon compiled aud published, and cau bo obtained by address ing Dr. N. V. Hutchinson, North Abiugtou, Mass. J. O. Fronch, Co. D, 5th Vt., Jofferaonville, Vt., says ho has taken The National Trib une about six years, and cannot do without it. Ho likes tho stand we take for the veterans' rights, and urges us to keep hitting tho oppo nents of pension legislation under tho fifth rib until thoy quit their tactics of opposing the giving of their just dues to tho old soldiers. Angus McCormick, Co. E, 1st U, S. Marino Art., N. Y., 43 Jen street, Naw Orleans, La., wishoe The National Tribunk success in its advocacy of tho rights of soldiers nod suitors who defended tho country in its hour of peril. Evary soldier ought to subscribe for it, as it is tho most interesting psperiu Ameriot. Random Shots P. E. Dicks, Brightwftter, Ark., lives within a fow miles of tho battlefield of Pea Ridge. He says he cannot possibly get along witkottfe Thjb National Trimune, which he thinks is the host soldiers' paper ever published. Walter J. Barrett, Co. B, 10th Mich. Car., Oakwood, Mich., says he was In the action at Greenville, Tenn., where Gen. John Morgan was killed, and saw his body lying beside the road. Ho would like to hear from some of his old regiment, and would be pleased if some one would write an account of their numerous campaigns. William L. Anderson, Sergeant, Co. A, 9iss Ind., St. James, Mo., says Comrade John S. Martin is very much mistaken when he says that the Twenty-third Corps was not on the right of the Fifteenth Corps the day DeGress's battery was captured. The 91st Ind. and 5(Hh Ohio wero the flr3t troops to cross tbe Chatte hoochieBiver, and the first in Decatur, Ala., from which they drove the rebels. The 10th Ind. battery wa3 the first to throw a shell into Atlanta. These troops belonged to the Second Division, Twenty-third Corps, and the Fif teenth Corps was on theirjeft at the time be fore mentioned. Ho think! McPherson's Army of tho Tennessee would have been roughly handled had it not been for the Twenty-third Corps. The bursting of the gun was done by putting two shells at tho same time into the piece, and it was not 200 yards from his regi ment whero it happened. The Twenty-third Corp3 built half of the breastworks for the right of Sherman's army, and never got a chance to fight behind them. They would build works all night, and then move out and let other troops occupy them. G. J. McKnight, Cleveland, O., says be knows a man he thiuk3 should be entitled to be called tho youngest soldier, as he carried a musket and served in tho ranks in the Mine Run cam paign under Meade, and was at the battles of tho Wilderness, Spottsylvania and Petersburg when but a little over 14 years old, and should have been spanked and sent home. Most of these claims for the youngest soldier did not have any such serviee as the above. William Taylor, Devalls Bluff, Ark., thinks every G.A.R. Post in the United States should soud five representatives Washington to insist upon Congress passing pension legislation. He thinks they cannot deny that the Government is indebted to tho old soldiers, and they should at once pass an act to pay the difference between greenbacks and gold ; pass the arrears bill and the equalization of bounties bill. If these rep resentatives should move upon Congress in close column by divisions, he thinks something would speedily be done. Tilton Wilson, Co. H, 11th HI., Salem, HI., wants to know who in all of Sherman's army did not recapture DeGress's battery. If there is a man who has not written something in re gard to this capture who was in this army at that time he bad better do so at once. He thinks, however, that it is about time to give this battery a rest, as well as planting flags on forts or on Missionary Ridge. M.Holfcsclaw, Second Lieutenant, Co. A, 53d Ind., Maplewood, Iud., would like to know when, where and by whom were the first negro troops recruited and armed during the late war. Ho claims to have armed and placed a nogro on duty in May, 1861, in Virginia, with out'authorityfrom anybody, considering it to be a military necessity at the time. He thinks this was the first black man who did military duty during the rebellion, but would be pleased to hear if any person can show a previous date, excepting, of course, John Brown at Harpers Ferry. He thinks "The National Tribune" Pension Bill just the thing for the old vets, and hopes to soon hear of its becoming a law. E. E. Phillips, Co. E, 43th Ohio, New Carlisle, O., does not like to have his writings called " Squibs," as was done by Comrade Bryan. He wrote his article from memory, and gave what he thought was a true account of the action at Shiloh. He would like to know how large the right wing of the 24th Ohio was,.and how big an army was there when the left wing rallied on the right wing, and how far they had to march to got in supporting distance of the last battery of Grant's guard that were so badly demoralized. He would also be pleased to know how far Comrade Bryan's regiaaent, bri gade or division drove the whole'of Beaure gard's army on the evening of April 6, just af ter they crossed the Tennessee River before dark. James E. Alger, Swampscott, Mass., thinks it would be well for Congress to pass pension leg islation and then adjourn. He think3 a good many of the men who have fought against pen sioning the soldiers will be open for an engage ment after the 4th of next March, and he ad vises all old veterans to organize to defeat these men in all parts of the country. J. C. Hoover, Lincoln, III., says the best way to get rid of Members of Congress who are op posing pension legislation and who desiro re election, would be to keep their names before the people by printing them in large type and hanging them in G.A.R. Post rooms. This would not bo a political movement, forno mat ter what a man's politics are, if he was an op ponent of the veterans it is well for them to know it, so that they can vote accordingly. When asked by one of these men to support them, refer to this handwriting on the wall. It would soon bring many of them to time, and no doubt they would be profuse in promises. But don't bo deceived by these men the second time, but put the stamp of your disapproval upon them immediately. He thinks this would efleot a enre. Mahlon Huff, Co. I, 89th Ohio, Bully, Ore., was iu the service three years aud nine months, and is a constant reader of The National Tribune, but has failed to see a communica tion from-any of his old comrades, and wonders what has become of all the old boys, and hopes they have not all been mustered out. He wishes someone would write of the gallaut old 89th, for a better or braver regiment never car ried the Stars aud Stripes or wore tho Yankee blue. EnIish as She Was Wrote by Forrest. Editor National Tribune: The follow ing is a verbatim copy of Gen. N. B. Forrest's announcement of the fall of Fort Pillow : "We busted the fort at ninar clock and scatered tiro niggers. The men is stitl a oillenem in the woods. Gen. Forrest's indorsement on Col. plication for leavo of absence: ap- This nplcKSwhun has been twist refused before. I Goddammit No. N. B. Forrkst. Gen. Com. Accounting for prisoners: Thom as was cotch with spoons and brestpins nnd sicb, was cilleti, and tbe rest of the lot was puyrold nnd told to git. Gen. Forrest's idea of successful war: Git thar fust with most men and than git the bulge. A good gineral witii the right &ort of men otter win the lite every time on this condfehun. Tho originals of the first two are still extant, and are vouched by a former member of his staff. N. D. Preston, 346 Stuyvesant avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y. Grand Music. UYew York Sun. Overheard at a Chicago afternoon Mnsicale. Mrs. W. (ecstatically) Oh, how superbly and grandly beautiful Mendelssohn's Wedding March is. I could listen to it for honrs ! Mrs. S. And so could I. I never tira of it. Do you go directly homo at the close? Mrs. W. 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We have bought thr entire surplus stock at thelittioT. , eminent aor-tion sale of l&fatch. l 8. IXFAXTRY KEGC- MTinv Patui-n ris ! with calfhead, aar straiaer sod cord. These Drtuna ease the Government 910 each, are entirely new. and have never De-nosed. We fnratah tfecn. with pair of rosewood drnm-Htx-ka ami alias complete apoa Te-eiBt of onrr A8. Also s. United number of l5nch Birds-Eye Maple Shell, finely finished. Italian hemp cor 1 and t.nned eord hooks- witn two eaiineaas. ettner men orH men Burn, ima pair of rosewood sticks and Btm complete for only ?G.Sr. The best bararaia la Drams ever offered. Send for onr new band Catalogue. FKEX. PATESSO? q & WAYMAHi 1 s.lIalMed Mreet Okw Mention The National Tribnns. Tho CnmHAlcii TrtncSIntton . m.... of silk, i a Keri. White and j iilHO an! St ar and btr ip-J, wita I r w.ihojtcnditlatesaaaie. This but '.on ia hawing tfia large tuiat any uiiono nr.o marcex, ail av.-users clubs wear them aed even the hvl'.es wanr tliem. Sv Uttotln to show Tonreo -. " .Wriei voa or 'eritam wVtheryja want5!ciulllc:ta cr lmcrjt. sam ple ay m-vil IO cts. jc i Three for 2."icts. 1 doz. TSa. Tho XJJtsC Button out lst.e COOS LCCK, taada In toe shape i ahura so, W.'h rU-tnreof either candidate, and finished in atort. White and flluo nam-I, Wiethe wo-d YXCTOZiY, h savsn Ieurs re?resentln;;t-e?97cnaatsi'it a horsastioe.ee: tnjtoki pJatelntbaenaraaL Tiis!-6veorcfa: b '-on ! 5 6:1 10- edasnlcaasaaveritntelcdb'mon tbitsei.afarsi.aa p!JnoiILncIf UiittocbT Tnalll Scti. O far ."5 ets. S53. OO per iloz. Va kava over l-jst ijaof .iupaiga Buttons. Bade and Pins. 3end for our larze C-tkeia efCainixscnfi'KHlsfiTi'tXovel-les I. 15. XAaJt JCO. ai'Pr Campaign GouOs, 21i Sas6aa3UX3T IhntioaTae National Trlbcaa. 800D 5"EW! V J T L ll! 2? a J 13'. Greatest inducements ever G& fet j. How "s yonr bae to sat Bp orde rs for oar celehru tetl Teas aatt Coffees, ami wore a beaati fui iioUi Band or Moss Rose CUaa Te-i ?et. or Handsome Decorated Gold Bea5 K033 R03e Dinner Set. or Gold Band Mose Dccoratd TotletSet.' For full nirticnlars address THE GI2J1A.T -VMJEX2CJ3LN TB CO., P O. Box239L 5Iand33Te4eySt,3e,vYi. HentioB The 27atkmel TrftHEsa. ZrBGS & ARMS, (umnciit.) WITH RUBBER HAHBS AMD FEET. SiaXcstifcfcssL CedartaSai SsiSa, Thousands ia Daily Use. U. S. Gwvt Mftfiufaeiurer. 18. Pamphlet of 160 Pages SENT FREE. A. A. 3AJS:5, 7C1 Broadway, KewYwkCttjf, Jleiittou The National Trlbuas. WALKING CANES tar Cane Backs: PQCSET KMWE8 for Knife Board and Standi; Jewel- 7, and .-Mreetmen sl l itf-tiAitBAre' n A W& cents' and general tore goods 10 to irer cent, cheaper than elarliere. se; for toir Lut and Catalogue of Camraign foods. -'50 an 1 35: H. WOLF. East Madison St., Chicago, III. Mention The National Trfbaws. Patrimonial Paper, 16 Pases. Richly tlluef d. Every somber content. aearlv30O dver- 'Jucuou of ladia sad emtlemeo wasting to correspoaj ro ran or mauraus;, ecov. i-- (dlrrr. AMitss. ".. .i. .'-,. ..- ... . . r arge Book. BicblyZUua&stsd. y ree with. a?ary otder Mention The National Trlhoae. WE WANT AGENTS FOR CUR ELECTRICAL DPSRTE8T. The Isteat Eltctnal Inenuoa &a-i li rt'-its. Qttiok ixlaa. Large Profits sod ao Compauoo. V rara nf pr- in.tv tor the rigit nrn Azrxj Torth rrotu S?5 to ijAvw per month .utdaU ommm Iuutratd Csiateaoa Jn. .UtEXICAX I.ICMT. HEAT AX F8WZK f. crci-vTr Ohio. Jtleiaiou itie National 'lribiune. -. .. Baf w" will teach yow Tftfeg- TKE TELEGRAPH SERVICE- Fan particulars free. Address SHERMAN TLLEGRAPH CO., Otxrfin, a ilenuon The Nattoaa. TrHrafco. SAMPLES OF jEWELRYSWBi AWAY 0n !! Bosnia. OuUrSuuua, T fi T ninml Tin t (m Tin iltoiil) WiohtjiuauJle-kWiUiRias. U aUID niU Gt,wncM a fittodnM br 40s.. 2 ban It . BroTiUlng van mil ia tnm ulau wcafeti toimttrBi. Ii -n tell ' ites ttcm te IK or la 3Ui wfeaiVr ta U4j-orO.HU. XUfts LEW B. AMMBaOX, CBWUflO, UtDWIS. Mention The National TrfOssak CLUB-ROOM GOODS! Practical and reliable of every desettptioa constantly on hand or made to order. Cards cannot he had of any other house in U. S. Send -tc. tampa (tctnal postisa) for catalogue to J. W. LEWIS, 107 4th Atc., New i'orfc. Mention The National Tribane. I - .- - I - .- . .1. .... - -I1IIIWIII - PHOTOGRAPHIC 0UTFiTSES5 Teletcop. 8p:etaU Jlaramettrt, .better .Vi-fei V. H.W T. 1W.KV A- Miiloto!iihil3L Ulus. price hst f m. Sind ior Sptaat ixaaium. Lmts. Heation The National Trfbaws. a..f...i.no u.ca,lV ltBlHftlK. Iba cksOBCSt ke rfatteW-rweiSFLKl FUKE. W. lWJ..0.JU""-.aBaww:,-aKS,5w Oriinr and utiuoic habits ctrkd at home. No pain or nervous shock. Small ax Twroe. LiKisIE VL KRBI.KY, 31. D., for SJertySurff. U. S5. A., J? WIGHT, 11,1. ilentlon The National XriDune. !yL''' . "GmSr IKa S? i Jfe J9m SiiSJ ia.3SBfaKa aBS PFSP 9 SwHnrvBII l I l". 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