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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. 0., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1888.
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FIGHTING THE&J OYER
PFh&t 0r Jetans Have lo Say About
Their OM Campaigns.
176111 OHIO AT FRANKLIN.
A Ke4y te Averse Criticism.
Editor Xaxiokax. T.ribuxb: I certainly do
not with to keep up & controversy in your val
uable paper simply for the purpose of making
myself conspicuous, nor to claim undue honors
for the 175th Ohio the regiment to which I
belonged and the art we took in the battle of
Pranklin. For what we did on that memo
rable occasion, aud for nothing more, are we
entitled to credit. The point, however, in dis
pute is the position we occupied daring the
engagement In my previous articles I stated
that we were toe first in reserve behind our
-works, with the right of the regimout resting
on or near the Columbia pike, with the left
extending toward or near to the cotton-gin.
In tlite statement I am correct. Were I to re
main silent now, after what has positively
been asserted to the contrary by others, I would
virtually acknowledge myself in error, and be
completely driven from my position, leaving
those that have controverted what I have said
-victors. Had sot Comrade Pampolley, of the
16th Ky., come forward with his late article I
should have said no more. What occurred on
that memorable oocasion cannot now, after the
lapse of nearly a quarter of a century, bo
changed. The mots, like the everlasting hills,
remain. For any oue officer to have grasped
every particular of the engagement the posi
tion tbat each regimeut occupied, the daring
deeds performed by each regiment or brigade
would have required a military mind oCsuper
liuman powers. Yet it is expected that the
officers of each company, regiment, or brigade
would know at least in what part of the en
gagement they participated. Before the battle
I had a few boors to look over the field, and
the following Christmas night slept in the cot-tou-gin.
The next morning I carefully exam
ined the points which had particularly attract
ed my attention during the battle.
After the fight, and soon after we arrived at
Kashville, I had noted down in my diary raauy
items which I am now able to refer to; there
fore I am correct in what I say. I also refer
those interested to Whitelaw Reid's " Ohio in the
War." He says: " The 175th Ohio was tempo
rarily assigned to the Third Brigade, Third
Division. Twenty-Uiird Corps, and was placed
on the left of the center, in reserve,'' etc; cor
roborating ia every particular all that I have
claimed as to position. I am correct, aud can
not admit mere assertions. I give other writers
credit for sincerity in thinking that they were
correct. Yet the 175th Ohio was where I
stated it was, and did her share in hurling
back the rebel hordes tbat were pouring over
the works, enthused with the idea of a sudden
victory. All I knew about the lGth aud 12th
Ky. being in our rear I learned at the time
they took position, a few minutes before we
were ordered to the works, and the claims made
by others since, besides the accounts given of
the battle giving the reserves and where they
took position. At the time our regiment was
ordered forward I suppose those in our rear
were ordered up too. There was a big contract
en band, too big for any oue regiment, aud the
reeimeut that has heretofore claimed the credit
of meeting the rebel army that were pouring
over our works at the gap abandoned to let
Wagner ia, and hurling it back, and chauging
defeat into victory, has just as much right to
such a claim as the old man had to say that
" Betsy and JL killed the bear." The 175th Ohio
did not go up to the rescue alone. If the 16th Ky.
fought behind that particular part of the works,
so did the 175th Ohio. Then, in a late issue of
Tax Ratiosax Tbibuke Comrade Eaines, of
the lftu Ky.t in short artiele, says there is
where bis regiment fought. I do not dispute
it. At least four strangers fell to rise no more
until the last trump shall sound, quite close to
me. During the latter part of the engagement
I distributed ammunition, and saw many brave
men who were not members of our regiment. I
ant satisfied tbat the 16th Ky. and the 175th
Ohio foagbt M by side, and are entitled to
ooaal honors. If Comrade Eaines is correct
sSmmt his regiment being with the 104tb Ohio,
be was oa the left of the cotton-gin, and not
where the works were abandoned. 2To, Com
rade PampelJey, thftJ75th Ohio did not pass on
te some other block-house, as you were pleased
to say, bet remained ia front of the works until
a late hoar; my diary says 11 o'clock at night.
We did not get to Nashville until about 2
o'clock p. m. the next day. The 175th Ohio did
bar duty, as did the other regiments engaged.
We cast no reflections, and claim for ourselves
only what we are justly entitled to. W. P.
Wolp, Co. G, 175tfa Ohio.
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The Battle er Ceaar Creek.
Edctos Katioxai, Tmbcne: Seeing the
communication of Le Boy Shelley, 8th Vt., in
year issue of Aug. 16, I. for one, know he is
right. The Second Brigade, First Division,
Kineteenth Corps, did well Gen. Sheridan
said gloriously at Cedar Creek. I would say
to aay soldier of the late war, if to be awaken
ed from a sound sleep by a victorious enemy,
that enemy right in your company street; to
fall ia, make a regimental formation, then
brigade formation, march oat and face that
enemy, resisting charge after charge, and then
charging the enemy several times to be as often
repulsed ; retreating only after losing more than
half of oar number, with no support to rally
on, still keeping up oar brigade formation; and
finally, to remain, and come in for our share in
the grand charge and round-up, is to do noth
ing, then we of the Second Brigade, First Di
vision, Nineteenth Corps, did nothing. Com
rades, I tell you no mau could serve under such
men ae Col. Thomas and Col. Gobin if they did
not do their duty their whole duty. The
members of the old Second Brigade loved Col.
Thomas too well to disappoint him. As for
Col. J. P. Shiudell Gobin, 1 served under him
as a Lieutenant in the tdree-moJlis' service;
again went with him when he raised Co. C, 47th
Pa. From Captain he was promoted to Major
for meritorious conduct at Pleasant Hill, La.,
and finally be became Colonel of the regiment.
The 47th Pa. were proud of their young Colo
Bel, he being the youngest officer "in the regi
ment. At the battle of Cedar Creek, daring the very
hottest part of the fight. Col. Thomas rode up
to Col. Gobin and gave him te following verbal
order : Gobin, hold this line, and by the help
of God we will whip them like the devil."
And every member of the Second Brigade
knows from experience how well Gobin obeyed
that order.
Can aaj comrade of the Sixth, Eighth or
Nineteenth Corps -tell me why Gen. Wright
allowed his army to be surprised at Cedar
Creek f Chas. Lbe Marshall, 47th Pa., Sec
ond Brigade, First Division, Nineteenth Corps.
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Tb Ceairalla Xumuere.
EwtorNatiokalTkibuxe: Iayourissaeof
Jane 14, 1888, a description is given of the Cen
tralia maanemby J. M. Bussell, Co. K, 1st Iowa
Oav. Brother Knssell is correct in detail, with
two exceptions: First. There was a soldier
(farioaghed from the Army of the Potomac),
whose name I have forgotten, who was on the
captured train, whom Anderson spared, and
sent within one mile of oar camp at Fayette,
Mo., and there released him. This soldier came
into our camp, was arrested as a spy and held
as such until oar officers ascertained through
the proper channels that he was O. K. He
was then released and sent back to his com
mand. This soldier and Anderson were both
Masons. Second. Bill Anderson and the other
guerrilla chiefs Todd, TbraetkilNtnd Poole
were so hotly pursued by the 9th Oav., M. S. M.,
that, as usual on such occasions, they disband
ed and scattered their men to meet at some ap
pointed place. Oar boys killed six of the
guerrillas between Fayette and Koachport, but
they never wasted powder shooting at dead
rebels, nor was it their privilege to kill that
chief of guerrillas, Bill Anderson.
William Anderson was killed in northwest
Missouri by Capt. Cox while making a charge
upon some Federal soldiers. Axos H. W. Soj
ivax, Co. II, 9tk M. S. M. Oav., Miami, Mo.
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STONEWALL JACKSON.
NEW YOnK STIIX HAKES CLAIST.
Editoe National Teibune: Tho "Boy
Spy" in your issue of Aug. 2 asks that some of
your readers locate tho troops in front of tho
spot whore Stonewall Jackson fell.
The brigade sought for was tho Third Bri
gade, Second Division, Twelfth Corps, which
formed tho extreme end of the lino of that
corps, and was composed of tho GOtb, 78th,
102d, 137th and 149th N. Y., the right wing of
the 7Sth N. Y. being in air and resting on a
slough, between which aud tho lino of tho
Eleventh Corps was a gap of about one-fourth
of a mile. To our right and boyond tho slough
and thicket was rising ground, cleared, and
having the appearance of an old field.
At tho time tho Eloventh Corps was over
thrown an extended picket-line had been
thrown out to fill this vacant space, and I was
one of tho number on this liue, aud saw a por
tion of tho Eleventh Corps when it gavo wy.
The Confederates sprang out upon thorn, as they
were scattered among their campfires with
their guns slacked. Tho most of them fled
without arras, aud we on this extended picket
line took to our heels and mado for our battle
line, on reaching which wo found tho 78th N. Y.
thrown out at right-angles with the 102d, all
lying on their faces. Over this auglo tho
fugitives rushed, with their pursuers after
them. However, to their credit bo it said,
many of those who had arms fell in with tho
78th and fought bravely in repelling tho on
coming foe, upon whom we opened a rapid fire.
About this time some artillery, supported by
cavalry, broke through tho thicket to tho right
of the 102d N. Y. and opened a terrific fire,
before which the enemy fled back to cover and
the firing gradually subsided, but not until
darkness covered tho whole field. A strong
skirmish-line was then advanced in front of
the angle formed by the 7Sth N. Y., which ex
tended along tho line and crossed an old wagon
track or wood road skirting tho old field beyond
the slough.
Everything remaiucd ominously silent until
about 10 o'clock, as near as I am able to judge,
when we of the picket-lino distinctly heard
the videts of the Confederate liue halt someone,
and a few moments after plainly heard tho
tread of horses on the road in our front. I
ordered those in my immediate presence not to
fire, as the approaching horsemen wore proba
bly some of our artillery oflicers who had blun
dered out there in tho darkness at this mo
ment. However, a running fire swept up from
my left along the picket-lino; the batteries
and battle-lino opened also, and a wild tornado
of shot, shell and canister swept over and
around us. The cleared ground was coudsider
ably higher than where wc lay, and tho road
ran around the sido of this slope. Tho flashes
of tho guns lit up this whole slope with a fitful
glare as bright as midday, aud wc of tho picket
line distinctly saw not more than 100 yards
away some horses and a group of men hurrying
to the rear, apparently assisting some one.
Tho Confederate lino also set up a scatter
ing fire, but both lines remained quiet aftor
about 20 minutes, much to our relief; for had
the ground where we lay been a few feet higher
not oue of us could havo survived tho
plunging fire of our own line. During the re
mainder of the night a number of the enemy
searching for water along the slough, came upon
our line and wore taken in. Among them was
a boasting, garrulous Lieutenant, who came up
to us inquiring for Co. E, 8th Va. As near as
I now recollect, these prisoners informed mc
that Jackson had been killed out there in our
front; others said he was only wounded, aud
tbataColonelwhowaswithhim waskillcd. The
officer, however, told me that ho was killed by
his own men. I pointed out to him in the gray
dawn of the morning that tho fire of his own
line could not reach him on that road, to which
he replied :
"Well, if he warn't killed by us, I'll bo
if you feliows shall have the satisfaction of
claiming that you did it."
This mau, being an officer, was sent on to
headquarters, where herepeated the same story,
that Jackson had the night before being fired
upon by his own men and killed, and which
became the current topicof the day throughout
the army. Other persons taken on tho follow
ing day reported him as wounded only. From
the very nature of the ground he could not
have been reached by the Confederato arms, as
their fire was at a right-oblique to our line, and
the slope of the ground placed him below tho
range of their guns. Again, it was a well-known
fact that the Confederate authorities and news
papers invariably reduced their losses and
enormously exaggerated both the numbers and
losses of their opponents; and there is scarcely
a veteran among us now who ever mingled
with Confederate prisoners and who was a
prisoner among the Confederates but has heard
time and again from them, in perfect sincerity,
that not only Jackson, but Stuart, Johnston
and every other of their fallen Generals had
been killed by their own men, and it became a
Etandingremarkwith some organizations when
ever a battle was imminent, that we were going
to give the rebs another chance to kill some
more of their own officers.
Upon the night in question some pickets or
skirmishers in tho uniform of Zouave3 and
also that of New Jersey, were posted away to our
right, and were in position to note tho occur
rence I have detailed. Of the regiment (78th
N. Y.) occupying the place directly in front of
the group of men I have mentioned, doubtless
there are few, if any, survivors of those who
wore present then. On the following dav its
whole line was enfiladed by the Confederate
artillery, and its losses wero very heavy. Af
tor the Gettysburg campaign it followed the
destinies of the White Star to the West, and
left a continuous trail in the graves of mem
bers from Wauhachie Glen to Kenesaw, and
was annihilated in front of Atlanta, its few sur
vivors becomiug thereafter identified with its
companion regiment, the 102d N. Y. Yet
there may be some survivors among the "Ecd
Pants" or of the "Jersey Blues" who can call
to mind something of this occurrence; and I
may also add there will be a score or more of
others who saw tho battlo from afar off, or
were not there at all, who will no doubt contra
dict every fact above set forth. M. L. Olm
stjsad, Past Department Commander, Depart
ment of Oregon, Baker City, Ore.
AS BELATED BY A 1ST MASS. STAN.
Editor National Teibune: Tho question
of which army did tho shooting of Gen.
Stonewall Jackson, raised by the "Boy Spy,"
is having as many claimants as the first flag on
Lookout Mountain or in Itichraond.
On the night of May 2,1663, theFirstBrigado,
Second Division, Third Corps, wore occupying
a portion of the liue that tho Eleventh Corps
had leftso precipitately during tho day. This
brigade was composed of the 1st Mass., 2d. N.
H., 26th Pa. and 11th Mass., aud was on tho
right of the plank road on that night, and the
1st Mass. was on the left of the brigade, with
the left of our line resting on the plank road.
Co. I, commanded by Capt. Band, was on the
picket-line, and after dark all firing had
ceased, the men resting upon their arms for
the conflict to be renewed at daylight, which
we all knew was sure to come. Along the lino
with hands and bayonote the mon were quietly
gathering up old logs and throwing up dirt
for protection.
It might have been 10, and possibly aslato as
11 o'clock in the night, when like a clap of thun
der from a clear sky came a volley of musketry
from the enemy, sending the bullots through
our line and arousing our regiment like an
electric shock. Gnus clicked and fingers
reached for the trigger as our pickets camo
rushing iu. " No firing," camo the order down
the line, and with only hero and there a shot
on cither side thereafter, the firing ceased.
To us what was the result? As the pickets
came in, I saw the figure of Capt. Band reeling
like a drunken man. 1 jumped forward to his
aid and helped him to the rear. A bullet had
pierced his body, and he gradually sank and
died before morning. Two other men of tho
picket-line (Co. 1) were loft dead; of tho
wounded I do not remember.
Such in the brief time not exceeding two
minutes, as it appeared to mo on that starlight
night, wero the lives of our comrades sacrificed,
with a loss to tho rebels of what they con
sidered good as 10,000 men Gen. Stonewall
Jackson.
The morning dawned bright and clear, and
with it the battlo opened with great fury. The
right of our line gavo way with great sudden
ness, and myself with somo 30 others of my
regiment fouud tho enemy upon us and tho
balance of tho regimont gone. Very naturally
wo threw up our hands as our guns dropped,
and wo wore prisoners. We wero rushed to
the rear about a mile, and it was thero I first
saw Gen. Hays, who had just been captured
also.
The first news we received from the guard
was that Gon. Jackson had been seriously
wounded during the night, and on further in
quiry and questioning all thatcould ho learned
was substantially this: Gen. Jackson had
started out on the plank road to his pickets,
and made tho remark to them that ho was going
to examlno tho picket-line, at tho samo time
giving orders that, as tho enemy was in such
close proximity, anyone coming from that di
rection should not bo halted, but to open firo
at once. Ho started outaloug his supposed lino
of pickets, but after a time, becoming some
what bewildered as to his bearings, and for
getting his previous instructions, ho mado his
way on to this plank road aud started into his
line, with tho result of his pickets and u por
tion of his lino of battlo immediately in our
front opening fire.
No greater calamity other than tho loss of
Eichmond could havo bofallou tho rebel army
atthattimothan thcloss of their ideal soldier
Stonewall. Of his death and burial in Eich
mond whilo I was in old Libby I will not
speak hero. Let somo old comrado of tho old
1st Mass. tell of theso incidents as they may
remember them. Corp'l W. Peescott, Color
Guard, Co. 1, 1st Mass., Dallas City, 111.
rrOTidcntial Spring:.
Editor National Teibune: I havo read
several communications in your valuable paper
regarding tho Providential Spring, and if what
I have to say is not correct it is on account of
forgetfulness. I was a prisoner at Audcrson
villo something over fivo months from May 22
to Oct. 27, 186-1. I do not think that whou tho
stockado was onlarged on tho north sido of tho
branch thero was a spring where this ono is
located. Thero was a wet aud swampy placo
from tho dead-lino down tho branch.
Said swamp ran up the hill from tho branch
near or about half of the way, which was wet
aud spongy, and often a muddy walk to tho
branch ; but finally thero was a walk mado by
cutttng along tho dead-line and throwiug up
tho dirt away from tho dead-lino, which mado
a walk to tho branch. Somo timo in August,
when tho big rain came, water burst out near
tho dead-line nearly two-thirds of tho way
from tho branch to tho cutranco gate on tho
north side, and ran down along tho dead-lino,
or in tho ditch which was mado by throwing
the dirt up for the walk. This water ran into
tho branch under tho dead-liuo, and those who
havo gono thero for water could often seo a
current of clear water which flowed into tho
muddy branch. I do not think that we could
dip up water from tho spring or from tho ditch.
We had to go down to tho branch. Well do I
remember a poor soul beiug shot by the guard
at tho branch, who fell forward into tho branch,
all bccauscTho reached his cup just a little be
yond tho dead-line to get water that was clear.
Whether or not this was a Providential
Spring I do not know. Wo could got no water
at this place until after this rain and after this
walk was thrown up. I do not remember see
ing a spout to convoy this water within tho
limit of safety. If a Yank even put his hand
upon tho rail of tho dead-line he was shot.
Comrade Hall probably inhabited Bomo other
part of tho prison, aud did not visit this part
often.
Comrado Williams says that tho spring broko
out from an old well. This, I think, would bo
impossiblo, as all the wells had to bo dug very
deep. Tho nearest well I remember to this
spring was just abovo tho galo, which wa3
filled up. At tho time of digging quite a num
ber of tho boys, under a Sergeant by tho name
of English, dug a tunnel from this well, I be
ing one of the party, nicknamed Moseby. Wo
wero caught at this tunnel, aud tho Dutchman
had it filled up; also the well. As for the
spring, you have my viows as I remember
them.
Comrades, I will say subscribe for The Na
tional Teibune. It is the soldiers' paper. If
you all would read its columns weekly wo
would bo stronger in tho faith, and we would
bo more likely to get recognition from tho
Government. I havo been a reader of The
National Teibune sinco it started, and
would not do without it if its subscription
price was five times as great. To tho soldiers
of Indiana: Be sure and down Col. Matson this
Fall. I would be pleased to be with you. Work
whilo it is day. T. M. Mozingo, Co, E, 7th
Ind., Corinth, Ky.
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The Capture of the lot III. Car.
Editor National Tribune: I havo looked
carefully over every number of The Nation
al Tribune, hoping to see something from
some of the boys of the 1st 111. Cav., who were
captured atLcxingtou, Mo., with tho gallant Col.
Mulligan ; but none of them havo como to tho
front. I think it would bo interesting rcad-ing.-and
might throw some light on tho reason
tho Secretary of War had for his unjust treat
ment of those bravo men. Wo were among tho
first men captured by tho rebels, and so far as
1 know wero never exchanged. Some of the
men refused to do duty until properly ex
changed, but I think less than 100 of tho re
mainder wero always ready for duty, and a
braver or bettor lot of men never went into
the army than they. The regiment was mus
tered out of sorvico July 7, 1862. Many of tho
men re-enlisted immediately, and went through
the war to its close, making honorable records
for themselves. Novor yet havo thev had
any recognition from the Government, but it
is a part of the history of this Nation all tho
same, that 2,700 men,. poorly armed and poorly
officered, held 18,000 howling rebel devils at
bay from Sept. 12 until Sept. 20, and would
have saved the garrison if it had not been for
official blunders in high places.
Wake up, boys, and tell your story of how you
got the peaches and honey before you were
captured, and the mutton and wool afterward.
Do you remember your first march as infantry
from Lexington to Hamilton on tho railroad,
and your rido to Quincy in stock-cars that
had not been cleaned out since they had been
used for stock? Now, boys, blow your bazoo ;
let's hear from you. M. W. Nelson, Wagon
master, 1st 111. Cav., Bandolph, Iowa.
A 31isbln;; Comrade.
Editor National Tribune: I wish tho
services of your paper in an ellbrt to ascertain
the fato of Comrade Howard S. Jones, lato of
the 6th U. S. Cav. (company unknown), who
left his homo at Cashtowu, Pa., in 1880, aud
when last heard from was in Booneville, Mo.,
and is supposed to havo been subsequently in
Brunswick, Mo. He was a member of tho "Ma
sonic Fraternity, Orient Lodge, No. 272, of Lo
gansport, Ind., and Borne Commandcry, No.
45, Knights Templar, Komo, N. Y.
Comrado Jones was wounded at Fairfield,
Pa., July 3, 1803, receiving saber cuts ou head
and back, and has one finger shot away. From
the blow on the head he has suffered aberrations
of mind, which recurred at shortened intervals
and grew more pronounced as ago came on.
I invoke tho aid of comrades aud Masons in
this inquiry. Itissuggested that Comrado Jones
may have hecomo insane and been committed
to some asylum, probably in Missouri, and in
the neighborhood of St. Joseph (to which placo
he announced his intention of going in the last
letter received from him), Brunswick or Boone
ville. Beplies maybe addressed to the undersigued
on behalf of tho family of Comrado Jones, and
will bo thankfully received. Sid M. Davis,
300 D street northwest, Washington, D. 0.
The Gist Pa. at 3Iaryc's lights.
Editor National Tribune: Thero has been
so much written about tho famous charge of
Pratt's Light Division at Maryo's Hights, hack
of Fredericksburg, Va., that to givo place to
this article in your paper will correct a mistnko
mado in a laic issue, where you speak of tho
6th Mc. as leading that charge, aftor passing
through tho town on that eventful Sunday iu
May, 38G3, and crossing tho swamp back of tho
town. When the division started up tho hights
it was tho 61st Pa., with Co. K on the left, that
led tho charge, and its Colonel, George C.
Spear, was killed at tho swamp when getting
ready to start up the hights, whilo Itobort
Brown, of Co. K, was among tho first to scale
tho rebel works, where tho guns of tho cele
brated Washington Battory of Now Orleans
were captured, and the old Sixth Corps drovo
the rebels back to Salem Church. Wo do not
wish to detract any credit from the Gth Me. or
any other regiment of tho Light Division,
hut to givo tho gallant 61st Pa. its proper
placo in this charge, which for graudness is now
said to exceed tho chargo of Pickott at Gettys
burg. Jas. Eobineon, Pittsburg, Pa.
Bolter tltnn n Uoro.
"What ft coward that Major Smith is," said
Jones to Robinson ; "why, tho very sight of gun
powder would mako him ill. How did ho over
manage to become an officer in tho army?"
" Don't you say anything against Smith,"
answered Robinson; "ho once saved my life."
" Saved your life! Nonsense, impossible! What
do you mean?" "I mean that I was in tho
first stages of consumption; I was losing
strongth and vitality every day with tho terri
blo disease, when Smith advised mo to take Dr.
Piorco's Golden Medical Discovery. I had
tried all kinds of medicines without success,
and my physician had given mo no hope; yot
hero I am, as well as over a mau was, and I owe
my lifo to Smith and to tho wonderful remedy
he recommended."
SINKING OF iTHE RUNIAN.
Ono Hundred and Fifty Lives lost.
Editor NatiGNal Tribune: In reply to
Comrado F. Fassot, Co. II,. 10th Mo. Cav., in re
gard to tho sinking of tho steamer B. M. Run
ian, will say. that I was ou tho boat that
night, and havo memoranda of tho occur
rence, and will never forget it. Tho dismount-,
cd men of our regiment, wagons, mules,
arms, clothing, company-books, besides tho
wives of several comrades and a number of
refugee women and cabin passengers, wero on
board. Wo loft Vicksburg in tho night (July
20,1801) at 10 o'clock, bouud for Memphis;
passed Milliken's Bend on tho 21st, and Lako
Providence at about 12 m, samo day. The boat
was crowded and was so hot below that most of us
wero on tho hurricano deck. Wo had been form
ed in lino several times ou a report of guerril
las attempting to firo on us, but it proved a false
alarm. Tho boys got tired of it. I was sleep
ing with Soth Strickland on tho loft sido of tho
boat, and forward of the boll, on tho hurricauo
deck. 1 heard somo ono calling out: Got up,
boys; tho boat is sinking!" It was tho Captain
of tho steamer; but somo of tho boys told him
to go to , thinking somo ono wanted to
fool us.
I raised up on my elbow to look over tho
side of tho boat. It was a bright moonlight
night; but in an instant tho steam camo up
from tho boilers. I punched ray comrado, and
iu about four minutes I was standing waist
deop in water on the hurricano deck. I had on
nothing but my shirt and drawers, and about
all of us wero in tho samo fix. A largo snag
had torn through tho bow and passed up tho
stairway. Tho boat first careened from sido to
sido iu settling, and the boys would run first to
ono sido aud then tho other, nearly capsizing
her. Tho Captain called to us to stand fast,
but it did no good. I gave my saddlo-pockets to
Serg't Sanfost to hold for me, aud wont back to
tho wheel-houso to keop tho boys from jumping
olT. Those that could swim staid on tho boat,
whilo tho ones that could not jumped off, and
most of thorn wero drowned.
Whilo back on tho storn of the boat some ono
said to mo: "Como and help get somo ladic3
out of tho cabin." Wo broko in the windows,
pulled them out, and swam to tho yawl with
them. Wo got out soven, I think. I got into
tho yawl and was pulling a bow-oar, when a
soldior with a woman in his arms clutched
tho sido of the yawl aud asked them to take
tho woman in. A citizen sitting in tho stern
tore his hand looso and shoved him back, say
ing, "The yawl is full; you can't get in here."
Ho camo up again and begged piteously for
them to take his wife in. When ho spoko I
know it was old mau Lecop and his wife, of our
company. I sprang on tho sido of tho yawl
with my oar over my head, and told them to
take her in or I would kill or drown overy one
of them, and they took her in. I swam back
to tho boat aud they pulled for tho shore.
I went forward to tho boll, which the Captain
was ringing. He asked mo to ring it a whilo,
to bring up a gunboat. I tried to burst that
bell for about a half hour, when a gunboat camo
alongside of the wreck. They shoved out a
narrow plank and mado us walk, ono at a time,
onto tho cheese-box, as we called them. As
many of us wero almost naked, they called for
volunteers to go back to tho wreck and bring
over clothing, tho boat having risen out of tho
water when we left it. Tho clothing had
lodged against tho banisters around tho edge.
I had mado several trips, and was on the for
ward part of tho boat, when all at once tho
great smokestacks fell over and split tho cabin
iu two. I forgot tho clothing I had, and swam
for tho gunboat, which -had backed off somo
distance. The boys pulled me aboard. In a
few minutes tho Captain called for the nine
men that went baclt to tho wreck. Ho took us
into his stateroom and gavo us a drink of
brandy.
Tho boat sank between 12 and 1 o'clock on
tho night of tho 21st of July, 18G4. On tho 22d
wo wore put on thcjmarine boat Diana. Thero
were about 150 lives lost. A Corporal's wife of
my regiment was drowned in a stateroom.
John Engel, of our company, lost his wife and
little boy. They were fn a wagon-bed on tho
lower deck. Tho wife of John Lecop had a
new-born babo in. her arras when tho boat
sank, which belonged to one of tho refugee
women. She gave it into tho arms of it3
mother, and both vero drowned. Lecop had
just left his wife at, tho storn of the boat aud
camo up on the hurricano deck when tho boat
saulc. Ho jumped overboard and swam back
to tho fitern for hetOfeaght hor in his arms
and swam with her to tho yawl. A. Hottin
GER, Co. L, 10th Mo. Cav.
Itonnoko Island.
Editor National Tribune: I havo seen
and read a great deal about Roanoko Island. I
was iu said battlo. My company was the color
company, or Co. A, 51st N. Y. Our flag was
placed upon the battery just a few moments
later than that of the 21st Mass., and they wero
tho only flags I saw upon the fort that day. My
file leader was shot through tho head, aud as ho
was ray toiftmato, myself and Comrade Scarles
(still living) had permission from Capt. John
G. Wright to send his money aud watch homo
to his friends. My regiment passed on whilo
wo (Searlcs and myself) wero taking charge of
his things. About this timo I heard an awful
noise. At first I conld not toll what it was,
but soon I saw it was the Hawkins Zouaves
coming, and they were shouting "Zoo, Zoo,
Zoo." They wore at rjght-shoulder shift; they
passed right on after our regimeut aud did not
stop at the battery. Now this is as true as
preaching, and more true than somo preaching;
and how Col. Hawkins can claim that his regi
ment took or charged tho battery, is more than
I cau compreheud. E..W. Bettys, Co. A, 51st
N. Y., Windsor, N. Y.
Outrageous Discrimination.
Editor National Tribune: This section
of Pennsylvania is represented by soldiers from
Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, New York,
Delaware, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan,
Missouri, Wisconsin and California, besides
those from this State in tho following Pennsyl
vania regiments: 1st Rifles; 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th
and 10th Reserves; IstM't'dlnf.; 2d, 4th, 12th,
16th and 18th Cav.; 3d Art.; 57th, 63d, 83d,
105th and 150th Iuf., and numerous other regi
ments that contained bravo boys from hero.
The records of theso regiments aro written in
blood on tho pages of history.
The Northwestern Veteran Association is
formed by soldiers from tho Counties of Mercer,
Crawford, Erie, Warren, MeKean, Forest, Cla
rion, Jefferson and Venango. Tho association
met in Bradford this year, and the railroad
faro being an item, the committee endeavored
to get cheap transportation, as tho soldiers who
had to help pay tho bonds they mado good aro
not blessed with a bank account.
Now bore is where tho outrageous discrimi
nation comes in. Tho P. & E., N. Y., P. & O.,
B., N. Y. & P. Railroads traverse this part of
the State, and it is reported tho P. & E. would
not reduce tho regular faro.
In July, on an excursion from this city to
Kinzua Bridge (17 miles boyond Bradford),
round-trip tickets were $1.50. Again, Aug. 8,
a hose company ran an excursion to Niagara
Falls, 75 miles beyond Bradford ; round-trip
tickets, $2.50. Again, Aug.12, to Kinzua; fare,
$1.50. Again, Aug; 1G, tho I. O. O. F. excursion
to Niagara Falls; faro, $2.50. All of theso on
tho N. Y., P. & O.
Now for us tho Cpmraitteo on Transportation
succeeded in gettjng farp at $2.25 for soldiers
attending tho association,
A report is current, an.d believed to bo true,
that a written agreement between tho N. Y.,
P. & O. and tho 13. N. Y...& P. Railroads not to
carry for less than 911c fare for round trip from
Oil City to Bradford (about $1) was entered
into by theso roads. You will seo what tho
rates for excursions froni hero to different
points have been. 1
With Private Dalzcll I must put a few ques
tions, but thoy wijl not bo answored by tho
railroad companies.
Why should tho- railroad companies chargo
soldiers more than others?
What object havo- tho'railroad companies in
entering into a written contract stipulating tho
price of faro? ' .
Did thoy discriminate against ns becauso
thoy considered us below tho common standard
of humanity? Perhaps thoy concluded wo
were obliged to attend, and charged us accord
ingly. By this action of tho railroad companies a
small attendance at tho meeting was tho result.
Wo do not consider tho rate of faro exorbi
tant, but wo do consider it a discrimination to
bo charged more than others. Wo desorvo
equal rights. W. H. Quay, Private, Co. 1, 6Sth
Pa., Meadville, Pa.
For Seasickness
Use. norsrord's Acid ritosplinte.
Dr. W. W. Blackman, Brooklyn, N. Y., says:
" lam very much pleased with it in seasickuess.
Several cases havo been brought to my attention
whero it afforded prompt and entire relief."
- PICKET SHOTS, '
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From Alert Comrades All Along tho
Line.
Information Asked and GIvon.
John G. May, Sonior Vico Commander of
Daniel Noo Post, No. 617, Royuoldsburg, O.,
would liko somo comrade to furnish him tho
words of tho song which tho boys used to sing
during war times, tho chorus of which was:
"Proud bo tho birthday of old Undo Sum;
Long livo tho memory of old Undo Sam."
S. 11. Averill, Watsontown, Pa., says: "Can
anybody inform mo what becarao of Stinson
P. Evril, Battery K or n, 1st Pa. L. A."
Information is wanted by Miss Anna M.
Laudgracbor, daughter of Moj. Clemens Land
graobcr, of tho wouudingof hor fathor, who will
bo rcmomborcd by tho soldiers of Sherman's
army as tho "Flying Dutchman," in chargo
of tho artillery. Ho was wounded three differ
out times ouco by a saber cut, laying his
shoulder open ; was shot through tho sido, and
again in the groin. Any officer or soldier who
can furnish information or givo any particulars
as to tho rccoiving of these wounds, or furnish
tho narao of a Surgeon who at any tirao treated
him, will con for a great favor by addressing
Miss Anna M. Landgraebor, 407 South Elev
enth St., Minneapolis, Minn.
William H. H. Rico, Post No. 55, North. La
moino, Me., served during 1862, '63 on tho gun
boat Sraithfield at Plymouth, N. C, just previ
ous to hor being sunk by tho ram about'which
thero was so much talk. Ho would bo pleased
to hear from any of his shipmates, or any com
rado of either tho 85th N. Y. or tho 101st and
103d Pa., and would liko to hear tho version of
any of these comrades rogardiug tho capture of
Plymouth.
J. W. Isle, Corporal, Co. H, 9th Cav., Mo. S.
M., Indian Grove, Mo., says : "In your paper of
Aug. 2 I seo a communication from Cornelius
Yost, also ono from John McGough, in regard
to tho killing of Bill Anderson, which I shink
is correct. Tho man killed by tho 0th Mo.
S. M. Cav. was supposed to ho Jim, a brother of
Bill Anderson. 1 would liko to hear from any
of tho boys of the 0th, especially of Co. H."
Jacob Gunsaul, Co. B, 19th Mich., Covert,
Mich., says that at the battlo of Rcsaca, Ga.,
May 15, 1864, Col. Gilbert, of tho 19th Mich.,
was mortally wounded, and was carried from
tho field by members of tho 33d Ind. Ho would
bo pleased to hear from any of the men who
boro Col. Gilbert from tho field, as he desires
to prove to his friends that ho did not remain
whero ho was wounded for several hoars, as
thoy now believo.
Giro Them Their Due.
Jame3 Marley, lGth Ky. Cav., Carrville, Ky.,
enlisted in 1862. Ho took a violent cold in tho
year 1803, which settled in his eyes, from which
cause ho has been almost blind ovor since. Ho
thinks he deserves a pension, bat has been un
able to obtain one, owing to lack of evi
dence; therefore believes Congress should
como to tho relief of such soldiers as ho by
passing tho service-peusion bill formulated by
The National Tribune.
Ed. Parker, Huron, Iowa, says that Congress
having at last passed their pension measure
tho river aud harbor steal it would bo well to
remind them that tho old soldiers aro entitled
to a hearing. Tho everlasting tariff bloviating
does not help tho country or the old soldiers in
tho least, and it would bo good policy to lot
well enough alone and look to the interests of
tho men who 25 years ago gave up everything
and risked their livc3 that the country should
livo and become the greatest Nation in the
world. Unless thero is a great change in senti
mentshortly, it will bo well for somo politicians
to take to the wood3 heforo next November.
Lost nnti Found.
Joseph A. Arklo, Wheeling, W. Va., has the
discharge of Jonas P. Lovcjoy, Co. D, 1st Me.,
which he will gladly restore to its owner or
hoirs on application.
Robert Townsend, Newport, Ky., Las a medal
stamped on ono sido with tho name of J. B.
Sims, Co. A, 39th Ind., war of 1861. On tho
other side is tho Goddess of Liberty holding a
wreath over an eagle, an American shield by
her side, and in tho circle tho words : "Honor
is tho reward of loyalty." He would be pleased
to communicate with tho comrado or relatives.
Win. II. Humphrey. Essox Junction, Vt., has
tho discharge of William Goodeil, Co. D, 1st Vt
H. A.
J. W. Lcedom, Dayton, O., has tho discharge
of Joseph S. Cusyan, Co. D, 8th Iowa Cav.
E. M. Kenfield Post, No. 145, Barnesville,
Minn., has the discharge of ono Edward Mc
Dcvitt, Co. H, 82d Pa. McDevitfc or his rela
tives can obtain the paper by addressing S. L.
Hart, Adjutant, Post No. 115, Barnesville,
Minn.
S. S. Harvy, Benton, Pa., has tho discharge
of Quincy A. Brown, Co. L, 9th Ohio Cav., as
First Sergeant of that company, given June 12,
18G5, which ho can bavo by writing for tho
samo. If dead, any of his relatives can havo it.
Our Constituents.
Charles A. Western, Co. A, 74th Ind., Cadott,
Wis., thinks The National Tribune should
ho taken by overy veteran. Ho cannot do
without it, aud wonders how any comrado can,
as it is tho ouly exponent of Eoldicrs' rights in
the couutry. Ho has watched our columns for
weeks in the hopo of seeing somo article by one
of bis old comrades, but has watched so far in
vain. He desires to hear from Comrado Clay
ton, and wonders whero ho is and what he is
doing that nothing ha3 been heard of him. He
should tell what becanie of the coffee-mill at
Chattanooga, and what ho did on tho top of
Missionary Ridge tho oveniug aftor tho battlo;
besides tho exploits of Clayton and Campbell
on Sherman's march to tho sea. Ho wants
some of tho old 74th Ind. to wake np and give
some of their doiugs.
John Henry, Gove,- Kan., is an old invalid
soldier, but ho would not do without The Na
tional Tribune; but as ho is poor ho goes
"halves" with another comrado who is as poor
as himself, and thus is enabled to read the
accounts of tho comrades in "Fighting Them
Ovor." Ho got3 no pension, although entitled
to ono on account of disabilities contracted in
service, but owing to tho pension laws is unablo
to furnish ovidenco sufficient to obtain tho
ranch-needed relief. He thinks Congress should.
pass some measure for such soldiers, and unless
they do shortly thoso who oppose such legisla
tion will surely meet with condemnation at tho
polls in November.
T. J. Wilson, Chadron, Neb., wants to hear
from his old comrades of Co. B, 67th Ind.
W. W. DuTour, 1009 North Sixth street, St.
Louis, Mo., would liko to hear from Comrado
Montgomery, onco a Sergeant in Totten's fa
mous battory, who was promoted to a Lieutcn
autcy, liko tho writer, on Aug. 10, 1S61, at tho
battlo of Wilson's Creek. Would liko to hear
if ho knows tho whereabouts of Tunnicliff, tho
United States detective, or what happened at
tho Everett House. Would also liko to hear
from Frank Shacfcr, post baker at Fort
Leavenworth, Kan, 2d U. S. Cav. (Dragoons),
who afterwards enlisted in his regiment.
Random Shots.
Ulric Shepherd, Co. G, 43d Mo., Bancroft,
Mo., makes tho claim that ho wa3 the young
est soldier who served during tho war. Ho
was born Nov. 3, 1850, in Parko Co., Ind., and
was mustered into sorvico with his regimont,
aud served until June 30, 18G5, when ho was
mustered out. Ho was a prisoner of war tho
day ho becarao 14 years of ago. Ho thinks this
a hard record to beat.
B. C. Carpentor, Co. E, 12th Ohio Cav., 330
McIIenry St., Clovoland, O., says that during
tho Summer of 1861 ho with six othor mem
bers of his regiment wero sent as a guard over
tho property and tho family of CassiusM. Clay,
near Richmond, Ky., and that a more enjoy
able detail of threo weeks never foil to tho lot
of Union soldiers. Mrs. Clay and her two
daughters woro ladies in every sense of tho
term. Ho would liko to hear from any of tho
men who were with him, aud would liko to
ask them if thoy rcmoraber tho night ouo of
them shot a dog, when all had turned out
thinking tho guerrillas woro upon them. Also
if Col. Herrick recollects coming out to visit
tho guard, accompanied by Adjutant Mason.
Poter Smith, Co. E, 10th Mich., 74 Lako St.,
Manistee, Mich., thinks our lawmakers aro in
dulging in too much hurabuggory regarding
tho tariff, trying to reduce tho surplus revenue.
Ho thinks homo industries should receive pro
tection, and a tax bo placed upon everything
that come3 from a foreign country that comes
in competition with tho products of tho United
States. Ho says also that theso aro tho views
of tho majority of tho workingmon of his sec
tion of tho.country.
M. J. Borland, First Lieutenant, Co. D, 10th
Ohio Cav., Bayport, Mich., would liko to know
what tho tariii-tinkers desire. The Nation has
prospered for tho past 25 years ; has paid oft
a big war debt, and almost every branch of in
dustry in tho country has been successful
Tho workingmau can buy more now for a day
wages than he could before the breaking oufc of
tho war. Yot the cry is still take off this ter
riblo war tax. This tax hurts no person but
the politician, who uses it for effect. He thinks
it would bo sound policy to let well enough
alono until soldiers get their just dues from
tho Government.
John Hamilton, Oraio, Kan., Co. F, lsfc Iowa
Cav., wants to tell Comrade Smith, Co. D, 1st
Iowa Cav., the reason they don't hear from
tho 1st Iowa is because they didn't do any
thing. Patrick Bohen, Co. A, 9th Conn., New Haven,
Conn., says Surg. Chaa. A. Dean, 2d La., is In
orror in saying that the 9th Conn, was in the
chRrgo at Port Hudson on May 27, 1382, as the
9th was in New Orleans at the time.
John Johnson, Crawfordsville, Iud., sj r I
would liko to meet the Signal Corps boys who
woro with Gen. Thoraas'g headquarters at
Pittsburg Landing, at Columbus, O., during the
Nationil Encampment; especially William
Caldwell, Adam Lepaige and Noah Seed."
" -., .,. .
Railroad Indomnlty Lands Rough. Treatment r
Old Soldiers.
Editor National Tribunk: At the time
tho Northern Pacific Railroad indemnity lands
were thrown openfor settlement the undersigned
aud a number of other old soldiers, thinking
it a good opportunity to secure homes for our
selves and families, filed our claims on said
railroad lands. We were told that there would
bo no question but that we would hold our
claims if wo lived up to the requirements of
the law, as the Northern Pacific Railroad Com
pany had forfeited their right to these said
lands, and that the Government would not
havo withdrawn the lands without good
grounds for so doing. We have lived on our
claims for six months, and have made the im
provements required by law.
As you arc aware, the said railroad company
took an appeal, and the settlers were notified
to- appear before the District Land Office at
Dnluth, Minn., on the 21st day of May last and
maintain their rights to the land. We ap
peared in pursuance of the notice on said date,
and tho case was adjourned until June 11, 1383.
On Juno 11 it was adjourned for 30 days, and at
tho end of that time the case was adjourned
indefinitely, or I think to that effect.
Congress has been trying to settle this matter
by legislation, but it seems that the Senate and
House cannot agree on what kind of a bill to
pass. I do not know what the bill is, but ac
cording to my Yiow tho House favors the for
feiture of all unearned railroad land grants,
whilo the Senate is in favor of only a small for
feiture. Thero will be great injustice done to these
settlers should tho land be taken from them.
They have spent their time and all the means
they could command, and have undergone un
told privations and hardships in order to im
prove their claims. These men are not frauds,
as tho railroad company would try to make
out, and only ask for their rights at the hands
of tho Government they fought to save.
It don't seem to mc that the Republican party,
the party that sprang into existence headed by
tho great Lincoln just in time to save the Na
tion frem its great peril, should turn a cold
shoulder to tho men who fought that the Na
tion might live, and give this very land they
helped to save to a railroad company, helping
them fill their coffers, which are already replete
to overflowing, and send the old soldier and
other poor men back to misery and want.
Wo have no money to pay for lobbying or to
effect tho passage of a bill which would he
favorable to us, as railroad companies have, but
we ask for our rights as American citizens.
Mr. Editor, I write to you, thinking yoa will
take an interest in tho matter and answer my
questions: "What wilL Congress do in this
matter of railroad indemnity lands, and
when? Do you think our chances are good
for holding our claims ? "Frank Wilkins,
Co. H, 2d Wis., Dnluth, Minn.
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A Correction.
Editor National Tribune: In my arti
cle, "Kilpatrick's Cavalry at Aiken, S. C," I
stated that Adj't Arthur Hamilton, 9th Ohio
Cav., wa3 shot aad died almost immediately.
Since that was published, Ass't Surg. William
McMillen, of the 9th Ohio Cav., now of Mas
sillon, O., writes me that young Hamil
ton was shot in the right knee, but lived
several days, and that he and all the others se
verely wounded wero placed in ambulances,
and under tho care of Dr. McMillen were sent
to tho wagon-train of the Twentieth Corps.
Lieut: Alexander, of Co. B, conducted said ambulance-train,
and Lieut. Charles C. Vance,
with a detail of Co. C, marched with them and
supplied them with forage. Several days after
tho battle, when Arthur Hamilton showed
sigus of sinking, Dr. McMillen sent word to
Col. W. D. Hamilton, of the 9th Ohio Cav., who
loft his regimont and stayed and nursed him
until death relieved him of his sufferings. He
was laid to rest in a little churchyard near
Choraw, S. C. In this little churchyard they
found a grave covered by a marble slab sup
ported at each of its four corners by marble
pillars about a foot high, and the only inscrip
tion on tho slab was the following:
"My name and station, what are they to thee?
"What! whether high or low my pedigree?
Perhaps I did excel all other men ;
Perhaps I fell below them all what then?
Suffice It. stranger, here thou seed't a tomb.
Thou knowesl its use;
It hides, no matter whom."
J. N. McMastee, M. D., Co. C, 9th Ohio
Cav., Demo3, O.
77th Pa. at Shiloh.
Editor National Tribune: Was tho 77th
Pa. at the battle of Shiloh ? Did they take an
active part, what were their losses, and who
commanded them? What brigade and division
wero they assigned to, and who commanded?
How many Eastern regiments, induding batte
ries, etc., and from what States, took part? How
did thoir losses compare with tho Western
troops, according to numbers engaged? James
Lanodon, River Falls, Wis.
Tho 77th Pa. was at tho battlo of Shiloh, and
was tho only Eastern organization that took an
active part in that engagement, il was in the
Fifth Brigade, Second Division, Army of the
Ohio. The division was commanded by Gon. A.
McD. McCook, and tho brigade by Col. E. N. Mc
Cook, who was wounded. Tho brigade consisted
of tho 77th Pa., 29th and 30th Ind., and 34th 111.
Tho regiment was commanded by Col. Stum
baugh, and lost threo enlisted men killed and
soven wounded. Tho brigade lost ono officer
and 33 men killed, 17 officers and 293 men
wounded, aud two men misaing. Editor Na
tional Tribune.
10th X. T. Eattcrr.
Editor National Tribune: Please state
in The National Tribune who commanded
tho 16th N. Y. battory, and where it served?
Chas. Brooks, Baraboo, Wis.
Tho 16th N. Y. battory was organized at
Binghamton, N. Y., March 23, 1S62. Its first
Captain was Michael Mitchell, who is reported
as "missing"; its second, Henry J. McMahon,
who was cashiered ; its third, Milo W. Locke,
who resigned ; its fourth, Frederick L. Hiller,
who was discharged ; and, lastly, Richard H.
Leo, who commanded it when it was, mustered
out, Feb. 4, 1865. It did duty in the defenses
of Washington.
DON'T COUNT THE COST.
The following narrative of the
suffering and cure of Bright's
Disease will prove interesting
to the readers of this paper. G.
C. Bartholomew, of Kalkaska,
Mich., says: "I located In this
place five years aro. having
formerly resided in Troy, N. Y.
3Iy friends there, as well as
here, know that I have been a
m,
preat Eufferer from what tho
I'hysicians of Troy called
5 Bright's Disease.
' As a last resort I commenced
.fr- the use of Dr. David Kennedy's
ii." Favorite Remedv, (made at
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the small of the hack, no more soreness across the loins or
over the bladder, no more Constipation of the Bowel,
no swelling of feet, hands and leg3, and. many other
symptoms of disease of the Kidneys, Liver or Bladder.
So you hco, help came to mo
By Dr. Kennedy's Favorite Hemcdy
"Who would begrudge the cost of this medicine (One
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ite Remedy, of Rondout, N. Y., and hope my writing
this will induce others to use the medicine who suffer
from a Kidney or Blood disorder."
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Rondout, N. Y. Frlce;l ; 0 for S3.
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.Gentlemen I can cheerfully and trctfe
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pwiner on earth. In 1S84 I cootractttL
Wood poison. Physicians treated me with
no good results. I took a half down differ
ent kinds of blood medkinea, but, wfetemb
receiving any permanent relief 1 I was -doced
to tty S. S. S. I began the t
bottle with the gravest doubts of success.
I bad been so often deceived. Bat im
provement; came, and I cowfhwed its wo
tmdl perfectly well. I have since married,
and have a healthy family. No trace of the
disease is seen. Swift's Specific did all
the for me, and I am grateful. Yocw
ttaiy, J. S, Stxabm.
118 Dale Ave.
. o K3'. TlK, J 33, I38S.
The Swift Specific Co., Atlanta, Ga.:
Gentlemen A sixteen-year-old son of
mine was afflicted with bad blood, sad brake
out with an eruption on various parts of Ida
body. IputhimtotakigS.S.S.,ada
few bottles cured him entirety. I five at
Lone Oak, bat my post-o&ce s at Kcaap. .
Yhs truly, W. S. Romnsok.
'' Three books mailed free on appfiutffec
All druggists sell S. S. S.
Tin; Swift Specific Co.,
Drawer 3, Atlanta, Ga.
New York, 756 Broadwa-.
LANCABD'S PILL!
OF
Specially Tcommendel by the Aexlamy
JCetbone. of Puis for the core of
SCROFULA, KlNCS-EYiL, CGMST1TUT10HAL
WEAKNESS, P00RWESS OF THE BL900,
C0MSUMPT1QN (IN ITS EARLY STA6ES),
and for rcxulntiasr the periodle eettrHe
Nona jrennina uxdewi oitrnMl MBixrRr, 40 roe
Boni.rU, Par." SOLD JBY ALU UKCtJOErTS.
E, FoHsera& Co., N. Y. Agnate far the 17. S.
GRATEFUL COMFORTING.
BREAKFAST.
"By a thorough knowledge of the natural lao-Bteh
govern the operation of dtaeation aad nutrition, and by
a care oil application of the ane pro pert is of eli-feiectait
Cocoa, Mr. pps has provided oar break&at table with a
delicately flavored beverage which may aave oa bum?
beavr doctors' bills. It in by the judicious oa of neb
article of diet thai a constitution amy be gradually bode
np until strong enough to resist every tendency in iftr num.
Hundreds of subtle maladies are floatingraround nerwurr
to attack wherever there is a weak point. We may weaker
many a fatal shaft by keeping ourselves welt fottMetl
with pare blood aad a properly nourished name.9 CMS
Strtite Gaztttc.
Made simply Ith boiling water or milk. Soldoaryta
half-pound tins by Grocers, labeled thus:
JAMES EPPS & 00,'g!!glgggR
DRUMS for the CAMPAIGN.
We have faoazht the eaMra
surplus stock at tbe iate Oov-
eminent auction sale of st-tack,
1. h. lr.wrio. K8Rp.
LVTION Patters RCMg,
wtri caiinead. snare strainer
and cord. Thett Prome mm
I toe Government 310 each. are
l ntirely new. and nave nf
been reed. We famish them
with pair of rosewood dram
stiiks and slinsrcompleteopoR
receiot of onlv l- Also a.
imitednamberof 15-inch. Birds-Eye Xaple Shell, ffaety
finished, Italian hemp cor 1 and t.nned cord hooks
T"ith two caJfheads. either & iaeh or 9H inch hirh. wttk,
pair of rosewood sticks ami sling- complete for oaly
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v.umeof'it0ps(teaad is i etart,
aad castas eremhia tat and. to
know. Jirlybiif a -uii.km wtd is 3
actstbz. W jronrant no di tmSc sal
ever bfore tn pabiied, aad w itfaki
tt meaty W aajoae rHfrntittiif.
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DO YOU WANT A
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tbit zre scM at S73 ts SS6. Payable oaly
- $38.00 J$I
If yoa think o buying a "Wa4uh.ec wed She bet,
come our Aeens, write fceiD ?Rie ra.
The Keystone Watch. Club Co
926 Chestnut Street.
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to LADIES i t
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mm kjhyes
:or iuUie Board,
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