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FIGHTING THEM OVER i i .i,- ., WhalOur Volcrans Hare to Say Aliout Their Old Campaigns. FRONT OF PETERSBURG. The (baft'dcrate OoFr-tiMi of I'ort flrrpp. TaM April 2, ISC . Rim-tor National Tribune: Thctosoems t be as much controversy anions tho Northern geldtcrs s to who cnturod Fort Grogf: ns sHHjt tho who defended it on tlmt eventful 2d dny of April. 1SG5. As one of tho dofeudors 1 write of what I w on imrl of tilts Southern defotifie nnd glimpses of the I'odrral assault, as they roliod oil in successive wave?, only to ho drivmt off ami tad!? crippled, until men of BoaUtcTH birth and nativity, who believed in tlie Union of the States as one and not to ho dissolved." came upon the scone, and hy des perate courage succeeded in forcing tlio ur rener. No true soldier, eitlior North or South, but, what cherishes with peculiar pleasure the days when ho upheld the cause which ho ospouccd, and now after the lapse of yoars sinco we t awde the liHrnws of war and hnvo bo cotue teaccable and plodding citizens of one common country, it lieroinus us to write of tho-e days which tried men's souls, patriotism and manhood. Fort GrocK proper was one of a scries of Firong inclosed works that occupied comnuuid inp situations inside tf the foililiuntiutis projer of l'oteMrp. and was built for tho vory pur pose for which it served, to resist an opposing army in case tho mam lino of works were carried. A deep moat or ditch surrounded it. which crossed into the gorge by a few feet of earth left intact The gorgo was inejosod by palisades placed in a xigswg form, and barely admitted the imssagc of artillery. These pali sades were of pine-tree trunks about 13 or 20 incites Ik diameter, and were loopholed for ni8ketry. Iu fact, the rear of this fort was the strongest part of it, ami could only have bee reduced by artillery, which was not avail able, as several other Con federate- forts had commanding range of it. The weakest part of the fort was just where the infantry breast works connected with it, but wero not com pleted. Its location was very near the junction of thelJoydton plank mad and Squirrel Level road, on the faira of one Mr. Newman, whose residence was the headquarters of our brigade commander. Gen. Nat. II. Harris, at present Register of Public Lands at Alicrdeou, Uak. The reader will War in mind that FortGrogg and Battery Gregg are not the saiiio places by any means. Their positions are often con foundel, as much so as Battery " Alexander," distant 400 yards from Fort Gregg, Battery " Wiiitworth and Battery " Baldwin." Whit worth is the nrier designation. Fort "Bald win," as some of tho Federal Engineers have it laid down, was a name given to "Whilworth" in derision of a soldier of that name belonging to ottr command in the J9lh .Miss., who, for some breech of military ditty, was sentenced to carry a log on his shoulders and pace tho ram part of Batlcry Whitwortlt for a number of boars. It illustrates the vagaries of life, as what was intended as a reprimand and disgrace for military dereliction, was cuhaucod as a distinction of renown. 1 wilt give a crude diagram of tlio fort, and thus its location may settle the difference of opinion as expressed m Thk National Tkib TCfK as to who captured Fort Gregg: A.FPOMATTOX Ptvcn. Wbitworth was intended to be connected with Gregg by an iatronched line, but the lino wae sever completed. The uncompleted part was aid way between the two. The part that con nected with Gregg, unoccupied by infantry at Uws time of the assault, was the means by which tbe Federals reached the parapet anil forced a tar render. Whit worth was an incomplete in cisure, and was greatly weakened by our com mand, whicii encamped for tbe Winter adjacent thereto, and converted lite timber supports into firewood, tbits rendering it easily washed by the Wittier rains; in fact, it did not have the strength of an ordinary rifle-pit. Old Town Cieek flowed in front of Fort Gregg, and it was cooceivod and exccaled that by means of a data aereas it, a large scope of country could be inundated and made more defensible. We watched the progress of the dam from its inripieocr. and were surprised to wake ap one day and find it a thing of tlic past. It broke, carrying destruction iu its path and exposing a very weak portion of onr lines, over which the IVderals soom ruobed without much opposition. On the eve of this eventful occasion Harris's X istiMUpfM Brigade was located nearllowIeVs bouse and ballry the James Htvcr, and in view of Butler's Dutch Gap canal. On the niUtof April 1 orders came from Gen. ilalionc, onr divibioM commander, to report to Gen. J. B. Gordon, ar I'eterhborg. As we had bad a Land iu every fracas in front aud rearof Peters burg from itichuKHtd toMehenen Biver.on tho line of North Carolina, we set off grumbling and wottderiMg " Whj' in can't ilahotte gUsowe other troop to do some fighting?' Nevertheless, orders had to be obeyed, and wo went. I was detailed from tbe ranks aud zaoontod as loader, and as such I bad oppor tunities of witnewing a great deal of the ac tios that followed. About Eiiuribc we pawed through 1'eiersburg. and arrived in front of Gr-gg shortly afterwards, and formed litie of battle in a hollow facing wot. We found everything iu coufnsion; onr linos had becu ruptured everywhere, and tbe Union trooj were i po0'iion. We found in our front long lines of Federal bine infantry, artillery, cav alry, mounted staff, galloping Orderlies, in fact, ti pomp and ciretnoOanco of war," closing in nod around tbe "last ditch" of iVttmburg. It was Gibbon's Oirps of four or more 4t t;mhik. against whom were to lie pitted a fragment of a brigade of scarcely 400 men. The f-cl dawned upon us that we were there to stem that tot 1 cut; to do or die; to defend to the last gasp litis Jaat stronghold left Gen. Lee. Lvery minute represented hours, and hours were of mighty import and pregnant with c-.tnis that delayed the inevitable surreuder of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appo mattox. We threw out skirmishers, but they were not aggressive as usual. Belay was of as much value then to Geo. Lee as "night or Biucher ' was to Wellington Mt Waterloo. Gen. GiMmu fortuod line of battle some 000 yards or n.ore in our front, aud opened with ji few!i-lla. A section of Washington Artillery. undorLieiits. Owen aud McKlroy, on our part responded, and lb n. overwhelmingly overlapped by the Fed- :iif, uity moved compactly forward. I waaeuut to tbe front to carry orders to burn the old Winter quarters and figbtcach cabin to the last. As I came in full view of the Fedenil f-ktrmiahers a volley greeted me that catiuod tuy "Pegasus" to practice all the tricks and a'-ts of tbe loucii-vaunted circus horse. He i-howtd a strong incliuatiouto go further to tho fiout than was necessary, aud iu one of his piungiug freaks a bullet struck him on one of bis legs, breaking it. Fortunately 1 had him headed toward our Hue, and alter a few frantic pi Btiges he tumbled to the ground, myself with bint. I fortunately struck ou my feet " a run Jiing." which 1 kept up until the IfnefSWcie reacbod. Meanwhile, under orders, Gen. Har ris had placed in Fort Gregg the llit.lt Miss., under Capt. A. K. Jones, and the JGlh alias., under Oapt. J. JL Duncan, the two under LieuL-Col. J. H. Duncan, of the 1'Jth Miss. Tbe 18th aud 48th Miss, wero iu Fort Whit worth, under the immediate command of G011. Harris himself. A light bombardment of Gregg onsuod, and then iu solid columns Gibbon's wen surged siiist Gregg. The battlements wore wreathed iu Muoke, and bis men wout down by the hun dreds. The smoke waited, and from Whit worth we could see around strewn with many a bluo-ciiMl fellow, while tho roar was full of fugitives. Agaiu aud again came rapid firing, and Gibbon's men recoiled. Aseeotid and third atU.uiits wore likewise beat off, with tremen '" ' m n ' hi ' 'i tmmmm;imllimm'mw mi Ji 'ii 1 iir- 1 nhi' H-- Off"1 ' J ' 1 ' ' '' ' ! i I n n l dous loss to tlio Federal 3. Each defender litul twp or pipro rillo-j at linntl, mid whilo tho roar rank loaded tlicth the front rank handled UioiU with most deadly execution. In fact tlio mpid firing conveyed tho idea that tho defenders had rcpeating-rilles. After n flhorfc lull ntiothor colittiiu in blue camo charging boldly to tho front. This was the hrigtido of G011. W. B. Curtis, known ns tho Second Brigade, Inde pendent Division, Twoutv-fourth Corp1', con sisting of tho filth Pn.,Sflil HI. and tho 12th W. Vu. ((?on. Curtis's own rcgiiupnt), the latter regiment lending, and being, with Gen. Curtis, tho first (o tho fort. When they renchod tho moat thoy found it full of Federal noldicra, who liad sought safety thcro from tho deadly swnlh of bullets. Noth ing daunted by the "tcrriiir hhiughtor of thoir comradcH, tlmsu brave men swarmed up by clinging to the sides of tho ditcli ami by push ing each other up. As tho first raised them selves to tlio pstntpcl they wro swept away to n man by rapid volleys, and rolled back dead and wounded among many others of thoir comrados. I distinctly lomembor seeing n stand of United Suites colors thrown up and into tlio foit by tho Federal Kiisign. It was done to stimulate the men, and did it; for by u combined effort tiicy swnrmed tip, around, and over tho fort, and poured in a volley which killed aud wounded about. 70 of tho defenders. Gen. Curtis thou commanded "cease firing," and Capt. Jones (at present our efficient Chan cery Clork) surrendered tho fort to him. Col. Duiicnu having previously been wounded in the head. Thus Fort Gregg was lost, as was two of our rogitnents, and Harris's Brigade was reduced to about 200 men. As our men woro marched to the rear they had to pass over the front of Fort Gregg, aud witnessed tho terrihlo realities of tho attack, and they declare that tho on slaughts of Fredericksburg, tho Wilderness, and Spottsylvania woro as naught to it. Tho Fedenil loss is estimated from Fcdoral sources to be about 700; sonic estimates placing it above 1,000. Gen. Grant, in his " Memoirs." places it at 7M, I bcliuvc. Somo "historians" say that tho fort was so obstinately dofonded that only HO of its defenders wero left nlivo. This is inaccurate, ns tho loss did not exceed 70 men. Whilo the assault on Gregg was in prog- re-, we in Battery hitworlli wero not into. Wo plied our long-range riiles with somo oficct on the solid columns of Gibbon. A Georgia battery of Parrott guns was placed in "this bat tery to assist in tho defence, but tiie.y might just as well have been iu Jericho as there, for their fire of rilled shell and shot was perfectly useless. A few Napoleons would have account ed for themselves in short motor. 1 glanced at i pieco just nt my right, and though not a practical artilleryman, I had eeuso enough of the arm to know about its effectiveness if properly used. I noticed particularly two shots from the piece. Tho range was about GOO yards, and the elevation of tho picco was enough to throw tho ball 0110 mile; tho sholls exploded high iu tho air and beyond the column of at tack. Wo vented our displeasure at such marks manship, and freoly expressed our opinions ns to " what sort of stuff constituted proper artil lerymen." Why, in fact, thof-o follows wadded thoir pieces whilo on their knees, and when an ordor enmo to move to the roar, they did so with so much linsto as to overturn 0110 of their piocos nt the gorgo, and wo had to "put it on its legs" again. A good Imttory there would have boon worth 1,000 mon, ns the column was easily enfiladed. As Boon ns Gregg fell, wo of Whitwortlt saw that "our tu'i enmo next," and girded our loins for the ! .y. The Hag of tho 4cHh Miss. floated above us, aud ninny balls pierced its folds that day, and twico was it shot from its 6tatl. The third time it was attached to n rillo, and defiantly llaitnted iu tho faces of our assailants. Gon. Harris mounted tlio parapet and waved tlio flag over our heads, and shouted "Givo'om hell, boys." 1 triod togivesoincnno boll, as I loaned against a sapling support, but caught it myself, as a bull struck it aud iniulo me "tired" of the nffrny. The column tlmt attacked Fort Wbitworth in conjunction with tho assault on Fort Gre'g was led l3' Brig.-Gcn. T. SI. Harris, whoso com mission was then only flvo days' old. His com maud consisted of the 10th. 11th. 15th W. Va., 51th Pa., aith .Mass., llGth aud 123d Ohio, and they camo tumbling over tho works "liko thoy wero in n hurry about something"; or as Gen. Harris, U. S. A., writes, " that we seemed SI13 about each other that dny " ; anyhow, sco ing that our "blue-belly" friouds had a hank ering after that particular spot, and having nrgciitbusincttat Petersburg to atiswar roll-call we left thorn in ttosscoiion as soon us our Gen. Harris gave the word, "every man for hiinbclf." Being jeciiliarly constituted by nature, I lmvo .always noticed ninny littlo things that lmvo bearings of importance, may bo, hut especially if they trend to tho ridiculous. Our rapid movement of change of base wns fraught with much fun, and 1 noticed how Col. Phelps, of the 10th Miss., gathered his cumbersome limln top.othor for tho mighty effort. As ho cleared tho gorge ho shied to tho left, and a bullet came crashing besido him. Tho uncertainties of life came beforo him. and with a2:10-gatt he lit out. Another ball spent of its mission aud fury struck him tu the back, and oh, my, you should havu seen that IbO-pound sir-foot man "git." 1 laughed until I was weak. Our Colonel (J. M. Jaynu) slopped a brill with his leg. and was captured. Gen. T. SI. Harris, U. S. A., got his sword, and returned it after tho war to him. Our General (N. II. Harris) was h portly ttian,ucvo!U 01 tear, aim aggressive. Ho did not relish tho "honiostrelch," and soon became tired. The rtiu exhausted him, and while catching breath ho said to me, "I'll ba d d if I run any more." Just then his brother and Aid-dc-C'anip, Capt. Will Harris, threw up his hat in duflanco of repeated aumtnous to surrender, expecting it to fall in front of him, and ho would pick it tip as he iKtHSed, but It fell behind him and bo slopped to pick it tip just m tlio Federals fired a hasty volley at us. Tho volley stimulated Gen. Harris, bis brother, aud myself to renewed exertions, bo much so that I believe that we led tho boys into the last ditch of Petersburjr. spitting Into spray the placid waters of Old Town Creek. There wo stood, catching our breath and preparing for further aggrcssiveucbs on tho partof tho Federals. Why they did not push their advantago is a mystery. If they had done bo, Petersburg would have easily fallen; for, besido our depleted brigade, only Beunitig's.'J00 men were nt hand on tho South Side Bailroad to resist the advance. That night wo passed through Petersburg and rejoined our division nt Chesterfield Sta tion, Irom whom we received marked regard. A pathetic scene was our march through Petersburg. Tho sounds of strife front City Point, Jerusalem plank mad, iu fact, from Ap pomattox Bivor to its juncture with the Jatiios, up to the South Side Bailroad was not the cen ter of interest that was tho dofonso of Gregg. Somehow, the hopes of tho people rested thoto, and xliKSifeSippi valor w;oj appreciated, as was testified when that nigiit wc lilod thtough tho city, attended by the wails and means of tho inhabitants. Fort Gregg stands lo-dy a leg acy to American valor. Its resistance, and its attack art heirlooms that testify of courage, desperation and devotion that nono can gain say. Gen. Gibbon himself so much appreciated the event as to present the 12th W. Va. with a Golden Eagle to surmount thoir State colors, with the following inscription; "Presented to the 12th W. Va. Vol. Tnfy, by their Corps Commander, Gon. John Gibbon, for gallant conduct in the assault upon Fort Gregg, in front of Petersburg, on tho 2d day of April, lfe5." Gen. Curtis vrites: "After a most desperate struggle in crossing tho ditch by which it was surrounded, we succeeded in capturing tho fort with what few defenders woro left to defend it. 'J hey fought desperately to tho last. I had throe color-bearers of my own regiment killed in planting the colors upon tho parapets. I en tered the fort witli my men, and two Confeder ate officers caught mc ono by each arm and lugged mo to protect them and stop tho firing. They hud fought so desperately that they foared wo would show them no quarter." War at its best Is dreadful. Fotlorn hopes aro sometimes used, and tho annihilation of commands are sometimes a necessity. So it was with the " affair at Gregg." Time was of great moment to Gn. Loe, and most valuable limo was gained by tho protracted defense. It is said of Gen. Leo, "that ho called his staff about him, and pointing to Fort Grogg, asked them to witness a most gallautdofense." Tlio words had scarcely fallen from his lips when, behold, the Stars aud Stripes wero unfurled over the parapet, tho brave men who defended it yield ing only when all hope had fled. The Gen eral then bade his stall' separate, and somo say that lie seemed to court death In a charge, aud lay down his life for a causo his strong arm had so long upheld. Tho survivors of both armies, whoso stoutly contested for the pos session of Fort Gregg on that ovoiitful 2d day of April, can well point to it- of all places as the post of honor aud dangor.FuANK II. Footk, 48th Id i68., Harris Brigade. Poit Gib- sou, Hits. THE MTXOIAL TRD3TJM: WiiSIMGTON, D. 0.," THURSDAY, MAY 1, 1890J OUT ON THE PLAINS. Tho Mini Springs ami Bush Creek Affair. EntTort National TiunuKJ?: By way of correcting E. SI. Drake's statements in tho issue of Nov. 28, and also Geo. W. Ilowuti's ac count in tho issue of Jan. HO, 1 propose, if you will allow mo a small spaeo in Tins National TnntUNB, to writo a correct account of tho Mud Springs aud Bush Creek fights, which I fool tho nioro competent to do from tlio fact that I kept a diary from SlnrcJi 7, 18G1, to March 7, 18(55, and which, in tho form of a small pass book, is on tlio table beforo 1110 as 1 wiilo. Fob. 4, 1SG3, tlio commander of tho Post at Fort Lnratnio rccoivod a dispatch from Slud Springs, 110 miles distant, to tho effect that tho station was .surrounded by a largo number of. Indians, and that unless speedily succored the 11 men nt that place (ilvo citi.ons and nine soldiers) would bo killed or captured. Col. Collins, of tho 11th Ohio Cav., realizing tho importniico of piomptaction, started about dark Baltic day to tho rc-otio. His command consisted of parls of four companies of tho 11th Ohio Cav., about 100 men, and Co. D, 7th Iowa Cav., about GO mon, in all about 150 men, woll mounted, and annod in most nart with Sncncer rifles and carbines. It will bofce.u by tho above that tho 1 1 LI Ohio Cav. furnished a pretty strong "Corporal's guard." Wo marched all tho night of tlio -lth and until about 11 o'clock of tho Gth, when wo arrived at Fort Slitcholl, one-half tho dislatico to Slud Springs. Horo wo rested mid rofroshctl ourselves nnd horses tint il about 7 p. m., when wo resumed our march, tho Iowa company, under Capt. Foul', having boon nont on in ad vance. Slaiching all tho night of tho Gth wo arrived at Mud Springs about 7 o'clock on tho morning ol tho Gth, which is the dato of tho Slud Springs fight, and not thofith, as stated by Comrade Drake, nor ns Into as tho2nLh, as stated by Comrade Uownn. Sloatitimo tho I J mon iu tho station, which consisted of two small log houses used for telegraph ollico and stable, ro in'foiccd by tho Iowa company, who by tho way woro sploudid fighters, had made it so hot for STr. " Lo" that thoy had made but littlo head way toward reducing tho station. Having marched for two nights and n day in tutribly cold weather, with no Bleep and but littlo tost, wo woro iu rather a sorry plight, many of tho men having their hands and toot badly frozon. Wo woro in no condition to resist tho assaults of overwhelming numbers", yet wo did so success fully. Tho number of Indinns was estimated at 1,500 to 2.000. Hastily forming a corral out of our low wagons, and thus securing our sloclc, wo prepared to givo them n warm reception, and thoy camo at us in fine Indian fashion. Soon after tho liglij. began Col. Collins tole graphed to Lnrnniio for reinforcements. Tho "affair" continued without intermission from 7 a. 111. till dark. Our loss was very light com pared with that of tho Indians, as wo did most of our fighting from tho two log houses men tioned, while they wero in tho open, Tho Indians made several dcsperatonttoinpts during tho day to stampede our horses and tntilos aud got them out of tho corral. Slany of thoir "braves" bit tho dust or rathor tho sand in thoso attempts, as it brought them within closo range of our unerring Spcncors. We could not ascurtniu with any degree of accuracy how many warriors wero killed, ns most of them wero tied to their ponies, a custom thoy linvo to prevent their killed ftom falling into the hands of their cnomies. Tho fiht o.idcd at dark by tho Indians drawing off. Wo rested on our arms during that night aud tho day of tho 7th, not, however, relaxing our vigilnuco. Never was a day of rest more wulcomo to poor mortals than this 7th day of February, 1805, was to us. During tho night of tho 7th tho roinforcomont, consisting of GO of tlio 11th Ohio, with cannon, arrived. Wo now had about ISO or 190 mon oblo for duty, having lost 20 to 110 men killed, wounded and frozen since leaving Laramie. With this small forcu Col. Collins concluuod to pit ratio and "cntch" tho Indians. Catching thorn was an easy enough miittor, but wo had a terribly hard time letting them go, as the sequel will show. Following their trail, which they tnado no attempt to conceal, we camo up with tlictn on the Sth, about 15 miles from SI ml Springs. When wc arrived at tho Platte, opposito tho mouth of Bush Creek, wo could sou tho Indians in great numbers on tho opposite side of tlio Platto, which was frozen over solid, rq that wo could have crossed easily. This Col. Collins wanted to do, nnd attack them in tho hills. I quite ngroe with Com ratio Uownn that had this been attempted, the result would iiavo been similar to tho Custer massacre on tho Big Horn, in Juno, 1870. Better councils prevailed, however, nnd it wns determined that if they would light thoy should dofioon ground of our own choosing. As soon as they saw wo woro not going to cross tho river, thoy camo pouring out of tho bluffs by tho hundreds, tho ico on tho rivor being lit erally black with thctn. It was now thnt wo did tho most effective work with our cannon, as wo got in several very good shots whilo they wero in a com met body ou tho ice. Wo only got in a few effective shots, howo'or, as they scattered out into small hquads, but thoy kept coming all tho same till all of thorn woro across. Sloatitimo wo had been busy preparing to reccivo them. Wo had a very sttong posi tion made by digging a trench in the sand and throwing up thutund thus removed for abreast work, as described by Comrade Uownn. Tho Indians now had us surrounded, excopt 011 tho side next tho Platte, and it soomud ns though tho pmirio was literally alivo with them. True, wo had a very strong position, but thoy out numbered us at least 10 to ono; woro well armed, well mounted, cunning nnd bravo; iu fact, thoy foaght like old warriors from away back. About 200 to 'M0 yardri from our ditch was what Kccmod to ho a long, low place, or dry branch, where the crass and sago-brush had grown very rank, nnd tho dead grotoi hav ing fallen down, afforded good concealment for tho redskins. Two of them would got ou a pony, aud riding swiftly through this place, one of them would Hlip off. This thoy kept up un til this place, which commanded our position, was literally filled with warriors, atid they picked off our mon at every opportunity. Our situation was growing more de-sporato every minute. But tho redemption of that ravine was closo at hand. 1..10UI. A'ation, ot 1110 Jim unto, aslccd por mission to take 20 picked men and chnro into tho infernal nest and rout tho Indians out. This was not icadily agroed to, us it was a desperate and dangerous undertaking, and wo had no mon to spare. But something must hu done, nnd it wan finally granted and Lieut. Patton forming his men in "lino" aud giving a few parting and final instructions, gavo tho command "forward," and into tho "nest" thoy wont pell-mell and out the Indians wont thoso of thorn who wero not killed or wounded. Tho 20 men, after emptying tho two levolvcrs that each carried, started to regain tho hroast works. Tho Indians now rose up front nil Bidosnud Iu tho middle, to try nnd cut oil' tho gallant Lieutenant and his littlo band. This, howuvcr, wo had uxported, and from our breast work wo poured into them a most murderous volley, that tnado them recoil, and gavo tho charging squad a chance to get hack. Two mon wero killed in the charge, Harris, of tho 7th Iowa, and Billy Hartshorn, of the 11th Ohio. Tho chargeis woro principally lull Ohio men, of the old battalion an wo called them who had been ou tho frontier more than threo yoars aud woro good Indian fightors.U umirauo uownn, tiiurcioro, is In error in Hay ing that the Lieutenant was followed iu the charge "almost exclusively by Iowa troops," This charge aud the volley from our position virtually ended tho fight, tho Indians reeross ing tho river and disappearing among tlio hills on the opposite hide of tho Platte. The next day wo started on our return to Fort Laramio, getting back on the 11th. Comrade Rowan is mistaken as to thollth Ohio furnishing a "111010 Corporal's guard," aa wo outnumbered tho Iowa troops at least four to ono, counting tho GO that reinforced us and took part iu tho Bush Creek fiht. I could, if so disposed, glvo tho names of moro mon iu tho company to which I helonged than ho gives tho whole regiment credit with having in tho fight. J do not wish lo bo tindoratood by this as Jiu puling to anyone a disposition to make a mis statement willfully; far bo It from 1110 to do that, hut 1 fear Comrade llowau has got tho Julcsburg affair, where Iowa troops suffered so severely (Feb, 22), and tho Slud Spiinga and Jtu.sh Creek affairs slightly mixed. Wo used to speak of It as tho "Bush Crock fight," when speaking of tho two fights, which is probably what Comrade Drake meant by tho Bush Creole fight fought at Slud Springs, etc. But ho is mistaken in regard to tho Indians charging us at 4 in tho morning; either that or I was sleep ing so soundly that I hoard nothing of it. I am not certain as to tho naiuo of tho Lieu tenant who led tho charge, but think it was "Bob" Patton; if incorrect, hope soino com rade will correct mo. Geo. V. Nkuson, Co, I, 11th Ohio Cav., Eaton, O. CHICKAMAUGA. Another Blast from flnttery JI'h Ilmrlo. Enrroit National Tkidunr: In your is- stto of April 17, Cotri ratio Jamas SI. Whallon ro 6pouds to my article of February 13, and I bog space to say a low, words in Toply. I stated just how and to wliiitoxtont Battory SI, 1st III. L. A., saved tho Nation at Chiekamaugn on September 20, 18015, and that was by holding its position against every attempt inndo by tho rebels to eapttiro or drive it away. Had thoy succeeded in doing either, I think no ono will question what tho result would have boon, if ho wns with tho army that dny nnd for sovornl days after, or if ho .lias closely rond tho Union official reports that havo boon preserved. 1 warned tho conjradoa that that wns but tho first blast from Batlpry Si's buglo. 1 rcnlly did not want lo toot it again, for I novor could "got on n good enough lip" to prodtico any thing but an car-splitting sound. 1 think, if tho comradu will carefully read my nrtielo again, ho will sco that ho slightly misunderstood mo; but 1 will say this, that! could not find as strong Intigtingo to use toward thoso of tho right as is found in tho official re ports, and I havo loo groat lovo for ovory hon orable American poldfor to want such stain to rest upon thorn, and fooling that tho only way to do to nrotiso them to thoir dofonso wns to "stir them tip," I wtoto ns I did; nnd 1 yet want thorn lo prove thnt tho charges tnado against thorn woro false. I am in hopes that ouough of them will bo with us on tho field on Slay 21 to there, with tho Confederates who opposed, disprove tlio charges (qtillo equal to coward ico) that still romaiu against thotn. Tho question is what each one did at Chieka maugn, not what ho may havo dono beforo or after thnt event. I am inclined to boliovo that tho commdo will havo to hunt long for proof that Sheridan nnd Davis woro cutoff from tho balanco of tho army, or that thoto was any thing whatever lo prevent thoir joining Thomas without first going back to Bossvillo oxcopt n lingo army in " buckram." If ho can find any such proof, cnu prodtico any Confcdoratos who woro farther to tho rear to thotn than Villi to Hottso, or n short distauco further, I shall bo gtatoful, as I am as anxious aa any man alivo to wipe out tho present unpleasant record, nnd that is ono great reason why I want to moot thotn nt Cliieknmnttga. Whoro did (Jon.Shoridnn havo a night march of M or 15 miles, passing through tho otiotny's lines, prithee? It Is understood by many that ho reported on tho evening of tho 20th, and did not wait until tho 21st. As to Gon. Negloy's men who remained on tho field aud fought, I think no ono will ques tion thoir bravery, nor that of thoso who worn ordered to follow him lo tho rear. Thoy but obeyed ordors; but as to Gon. Nogloy hiinsolf, silonco is tiio best. If tho comrade wishes, I havo somo private information ou tho Btihjcct that may givo him somo light. If tho com ratio will ho with us at Chicka manga, ho cnu learn by thoso thoro what kind nnd how many men opposed Steodmatt'3 two brigades, nnd also how thoy wero served. And now, two moro blasts ftom Battory Si's buglo (I daro not givo moro at unco, lest I crack it), and I am dono. I quote from a letlor written at tho timo by ono who was commanding somo of tho infantry and who was thoro. "Tho left section of this battory (M, 1st III.) was thon ordorod to move to tho loft to aid our shattered column, 9 opened flro upon tho enemy with terrihlo ef fect." (Tho infantry thon foil back down tho hill. I will not say " ran," as somo pcoplo do.) "Onr battery was loft on tho hill, unsupported, with sovoral of tho gunuors shot down nnd their horses killed.'' And what did Battory Si's two guns do run? No, thoy hold tho wliolo rebel force at hay until tho infantry wns brought hack to thoir support. And bhtst No. :i. Battory SI hold tho front nt Bos3villo, nllowing all tho troops to with draw without molestation, aud did not start hack for Chattanooga until long nftor stiuriso ou tho morning of September 22, and when it Htartod back thoro was not a Hinglo other "wild Yankoo" at tho front. A few of tho 7dt.li III. had been thoro, but tho Johnnies had tatnod thorn. Now, comrades, talk all you ploaso about your great fcatsl (Slany moro " blasts "yet in tho bugio, and positivo proof of tho truth of each when wanted.) Cotno. battory boyji, lot us hear from yon Battory SI has said enough for nwhllc. G. E. Dolto.v, 18 South Slnlii street, St. Louis, SIo. To .Nmou, lleblJlUtrd JIhi. If you will Fctitl tt your address wo will send you Dr. Dyo's Oulobratcd Voltnio Bolt nnd Ap plinucoH ou a trial. Tlioy will quickly restore you to vigor, manhood aud health. Pamphlet free. Voltaic BkltCq., .Marshall, SHch.. 1 i" A I'lrn for l!xl'rliAiicra or Wnr. EniTOti National Tuiiiunr: Having scon sovoral articles in your paper in regard totheox prlsonors of war. I will wty a few words, as I lmvo not upokuu beforo. Sumo people class us pensioners as Government paupers. I wout into tins service iu 18(11, In the lth Me. (Co. B); was engaged In tho first Bull Bun battle; was slightly wounded threo times that day, nnd kept my place in tho ranks until just beforo the rati oat, wlion 1 wns hit by a cannon-ball in the right arm, striking It just above tho elbow, completely severing it from tho body, with tho exception of a small niece of skin, which I cut with my knifo. Tho shot, which was a 21 pound solid shot, pusscd my breast and look off all tho ciolhoH clear to tho skin. 1 was thou taken prisoner aud hold nearly four months and a half, aud we wero kept starved by order of Jefferson Davis, so ns to unfit us for nny furthur military duty, nnd only provided with provisions ouough to keep tho breath of life iu us, with what wo could buy with tho money wo had. Wo were confined in Libhy Prison ami Castlo Thunder without medical nttondanco, unless somo of our doctors who woro Sfnsoiis could got permits to cotno In and sco us, or somo of tho rebel Surgeons happened to take a fancy to experiment on 'somo poor follow, and thon thoy would cmnu in and cut and slash to thoir hearts' enntout. If some poor wretch happened logo to tho grated window, whoro thoro was no possible chance of escape, ho was greeted with a bullet through tho head, if tho guard was iiiarjcfliiinit enough to hit him. Tho day that 1 was captured I weighed 110 pounds; after I had boon out fattening up threo weeks I woighed GO pounds. Now what I wish to know Is, how wo havo boon paid for Hitch suffering by tho Govern ment that paid ?100,000 Tor tho capture of that same Jefferson Unvis.nud for tlio purposo of feed ing him nnd providing for his wants hotter than ho could hnvo fared at nny hotel in the laud? I will answer. Thoy paid us$KI por month iu paper money when that was worth only 50 cents on tho dollar. And after wo wero dis charged thoy gavo somo of us $3 a mouth on which to support ourselves and feed and olotho our families. Now, if wo had not boon perma nently disabled by tho loss of a leg or an arm, wo might havo had a rcinsito bofoto this, as our pensions havo heon raised from limo to time, to pay us for tho pinching and starving that wo woro compelled to endure whilo drawing only $8 por mouth pension. All other classes of pensioners can havo a nnsstio except thoso who havo lost a limb; whilo Gmioi tils' wives, who aro worth an iuilopoudout fortune in thoir own right, can hnvo a pension of $200 or moro a month. Now what wo want is that wo ahall havu tho same rate of ponftjon that wo get now from tho dato of our discharge nnd $2 a day for tho timo wo woro hold iis prlsonoisof war. A CoMitADKAND KX-PitiHONi:u ou WAit.Sears- port, SIo. ' " ' . pi 1 11 1 Wo recommend "Tansill's Punch " Cigar, Ills K.-irs Wi-ro u bllllo Larue. Dry (lotuh Cluo'nicle. Burly Party Aroyoti awaro, sir, that you dollheratoly placed your umbrella in my oar last evening? Littlo Bifforton -Very careless of mo, I'm suro. 1 wondered what hocatuo of it, and would It bo too mituh trotihlo to ask you to return it? m cure. A CLEAN AND PEIIFECT CU11E OF Hurts amp Brubses. A Doctor fiaw It. Lawrence. Knnns. Aug. ti, lbS8. George Pntterhon fell from a '.'d-ttory window, etrlklngn fence. 1 found him using Ht. Jacobs Oil freely nil over his hurls. I saw him next morning at work; all thdbliiCKpols had gone, leaving neither pain, sear nor hwclllng. C. K. ftKU.MANN, sr. D. At Dnt'ornvrs and Dkalkiir. THE CHARLES A, VOQELER CO.,Qattimorc. Md. SURE jm& "shots From Alert Comrades All Along the line. Information Asked nnd (Itrcn. Thk National Twhunk has a lottor for Jtidson Knight, author of "A Scouting Expe rience," published in tho issuo of April 10. Tub National TuniUNn requests that all comrades who know tho addresses of their com pany and rciritiicutnl Secretaries will send tho Btinio to us, thereby materially aiding comrades who aro in search of pension evidence. Tho Old Sottas. A. J. Lawrcnco, Luvcrno, Slinn., wishes tho army song beginning, "Boll, Shenandoah, proudly roll," and iu advance thanks tho com 1 ado who may send it. Frederick II. Winikor, Byesvillo, 0 would liko to procure tho song that was filing when drumming up voluntcors, at tho beginning of tho Witr, ou tho deatli of Col. Ellsworth, (live Tlirni lliclr Dues. Sihi3SL Olmsted, Fast Slasonvillc, N. Y., Co. B, -11th K. Y., in a well-writton argument dis cussing tho merits of tlio various pension hills beforo Congress, says that "Tho National Tribttno" Pension bill is moro in tho interest of equity and justice than any other; if a man has a disability ho is entitled to a pousion, no matter whether ho receives a sorvico pension or not. John F. Lindsay, Troop IC, 4th TJ. S. Cav., Camp Vordo, Ariz., served four years during tho war, and has put in tho timo over sinco in tho military sorvico of tho Government. Ho grumbles at tho. '10 years' limit for retiring mer itorious soldiers, bclioving it to bo at least iivo yoars too long. It is about timo, too, thnt the bill for retiring veterans after 20 years' sorvico was tnado a law. W. T. Clark, Sergeant, Co. K. 35th N. Y., No. 2, Grovo street, Wntcrtown, N. Y., is opposed to thoStorrill bill, because ho feels that vory few of tho veterans will livo to tho ago of 02 to rocoivo (ho benefits from tho sorvico pension clause iu it. Edwin D. STnllhews, lOthSIicli. Cav., Lovor ing, Slich., worked hard to accommodnto tho people of his vicinity by carrying tho mails frco of cxpenso for years. Ho was subsequent ly appointed Po.stmaster at levering, but upon tho incoming of tho Harrison administration was displaced for a party workor. Ho thinks ho wa3 treated badly, and tho comrades will agrco with him. N. J. Bozarth, Past Commander of tho Post nt Valparaiso, Intl., sends us ail open letter to Hon. W. D.Owon, tho Beprcscntativo from that District, in which Comrade Bozarth says that ho aided iu tho election of tho Beprcscntativo by public speeches, in which ho mndo prom ises for him of friendship for tho soldiers. Sir. Owen has not carried out these promises. Ho has secured tho appointment of Postmaster tit Valparaiso for a civilian against a worthy private soldier who was u caudiduto for tho place. Timothy Donoghoo, Sergeant, Co. B. C9th N. Y., SIO Warron street, Brooklyn, N. Y., objects to tho pension bills pending iu tho Hottso and Sonnto, on tho ground that thoy do not glvo a service pension to thoso who aro in receipt of pensions for disability. Thoy hoth havo other inequalities that should bo removed. Ho says ho enlisted threo times, each timo for threo yoars, and is iu receipt of $8 por month for wounds rccoivod in action, lie is ttuablo to do manual labor, and but for tho assistance of his children would bo iu tho poorhouso or somo other public institution. Slany other old fiol diors aro in precisely his condition. Ho docs not begrttdgo tho threo months mon a sorvico pension, because thoy did thoir duty as woll as tho men who served threo months in the .Mexi can war, but ho does not think thoy should get as much as a irmn who enlisted for threo years and was discharged for wounds and disability. A. A. Williamson, Woodbine, Iowa, is in favor of tho soldiers standing together and holding thoir Congressmen to a strict account ns to tho passage of pousion legislation. Ho incloses a copy of a pledge to bo signed by all comrades, wheroin thoy ngrco to do what thoy cm lo retire from political lifo any Member of Congress who shows hostility to lim comrades' interests; to ask every caudidato for public ollico to state definitely his position on pension legislation, and unite on U1030 who provo thorn Bel ves good friends. S. Cordell, Fry, Kan., pays his rospocts to tho doadboat Underwood, of Allogati, Kan., who has boon mentioned in theso columns be fore. If ho is still blooding tho comrados any where, tho thing should bo stopped at once. H. D. Sissou, Mill Blvor, Sins., ia earnestly in favor of tho elimination of tho words "tiiau ual labor" from tho dependent pension bill. John Campbell, Dysart, Iowa, thinks it un just to givo bounties to Regulars and nogloct certain volunteers, thousands of whom served nearly two years without receiving bounties. Ho believes thnt it always pas to veto for a cotnrado in preference to any othor matt. L. D. Wood, Johnstown, Nob., says thoro Should bo no connection between n dLsnhility nud a sorvico pension bill, sinco a soldtor may havo oullstod for threo years and become wounded, or otherwise broken down in his first battle, while another may havo scrvod four years and been wounded in his hist battle. A sorvico pousion bill should bo entirely soparato aud in addition to a disability bill. Com minis and Corrections. Sims Shijor, Co. I. 21th Ind., Wallace, Kan., says that Comrade Chilcott is correct in regard to tho Benton boiug tho first boat to land nt Bruiushurg. Tho 21th Ind. wns 011 tho upper deck; Ueii. Grant was stnudiug not farther than six foot from tho writer, and ordered Cnpt. Smith to bring his scout ou board. Cotnrado Sltijor would liko to hoar from his comrados of tlio 21th Ind. Goorgo H. Uhlor, Olid Pa., says that Cotnrado Sowald, SKilh Pa., is correct in saying that tho 03th Pa. wns not iu tho llghtat South Mountain, as it wns nt thnt timo in Couch's Division, and crossed tho mountain at Crnmptou's Pass tho day after tho battle. E. N. Crandall, Co. A, SSth N. Y Olonn, N. Y., says that n statement iu tho account of tho battle of Klnston, iu tho issuo of April 10, was wrong. Wesson's Brigade was composed of tho 8.r)th, ifcid and 0(lth N. Y., 85th, 101st and 103d Pa. Joseph Galloway, Sorgeant, Co. K. 33d Intl., Wellington, III., says that Corp'l Korsoy, in tho Issuo of March 27, speaking of the Imttlo of Peach Trco Crook, thinks that Gon. Harrison, who commanded tho First Brigade, Third Division, Twentieth Corps, deserves all tlio jirni.-o for saving tho day. Comrade Galloway does not wish to take tho vory leiust spark of honor from Gen. Harrison or any other man who did hisduty. Hoagroos with tho comrade that Gon. Harrison did woll, hut ho thinks that tho grand, good nnd tiohlo Gon. John Cohuru, coiumaudiiig tho Second Brigade of tho Division, certainly is entitled to much ciodit and pralso. Lewis Hluiidin, Co. 0,28th Pa., Tlulmovillo, Pa,, answering Commdo Scott, who says ho wns on top of Lookout on Nov. 20 nnd 27, 1K03, and saw no Whito Stais thoro, says that at tho timo mentioned tho White Sims woro eloselv following in pursuit of Bragg's forces iu thoir rotreat from Slission Kidgo. Tho Whito Stars, as Scott truly remarks, got but littlo rest, when thoro was any fighting to bo dono, for Gon. John W. Goary, tho Division Commander, re ceived his military tiainiug during hlsSloxi can campaigning, being Colonel of n Pennsyl vania reglmont in that war. A. Vosburg, Third nvonuo and Twolfth fltrcot, Now York City, had to laugh when ho road tho story about tho Nineteenth Corps at Cedar Crook. Ho was not thoro, hut is not surprised to hoar that tho Nineteenth Corps turned tail, for ho saw thotn turn at I'loasant Hill, La., on tho Bed Bivor campaign, leaving Gon. A. J. Smith's troops to stand tho brunt of tho tight aud whip tho robots. Tho writer would liko to hoarsoinothiitg Irom (Ion. Smith's Guerrillas in reference to thu Bod Bivor campaign. A Kllglit plrTert'iico of Opinion. Georgo B. Brown, Co. A. 39th Ohio, answor ing Com ratio Scott as to what Ohio regiment charged Iho breastworks at Joneshoro, Chi., after tho Kith U.S. had driven tho robot skirmishers iu, says tho 33th Ohio and 7-lth Ind. formed tho storming column, supported by tho 17th and 3ht Ohio. Thoy carried tho works nnd hold thorn, and tho writer's brigndo captured moro prisoners than it had- men in its ranks. Tho 38th Ohio lost IS! killed and wounded. That was tho place whoro tho gallant soldier, Hon. SI. SI. Boothman, who now represents tho Sixth Ohio District iu Congress, lost his log, ho boing then a motiihorof thu 3Sth. Sloro than 00 mon wont Into tho light nftor thoir timo wns out. Tho Colonel, Win. A. Choato, wns lost, us woll as a number of Captains and Lieutenants. David Hull, Co, K, 1st Wis.. Argos, Ind., cor rects Cotnrado Scott in logard to tho troops who PAT'S BHE3DIA. Shuro, docthor, thla pain f3 jfst awful I Bo jabbers 1 I'm all of a sweat 1 I hopo you will thry to reJavo Ic, For bolave me, I can't lay nor set I "Well, Pat, T will try nnd relieve you, duced), (With a smilo which Pat's speech had in- And if you ain't "lay" nor ,ect" cither, Perhaps you had bettor just roost! 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K, 112th 111., Vin ton, Iowa, wns a member of the Twenty-third Corps, and thinks that tho records will bear him out in tho nssortion that it marched as far and did as much hnrdjllhtint: as any corps, and that at no timo wns it ovor whipped. Of coarse it woa fiomotimos driven back on account of itbeini largely outnumbered. a3 at Knosvillo. In Gon. Sehofield it had n noblo and gallant lander, aud ono in whom Gon. Shormnn had tho greatest confidence. Ho thinks thnt Sholleu borgor must either bo out of hU mind or havo an nx to grind. WmCrotitzman, Co. D, l3t Sfo. L. A., Cotton wood, SInnt., thinks it about timo to call a halt on Cotnrado Shollenborgor when ho ac cuses (leu. Sehofield of cowardice. That offi cer never was a coward, but one of tho noblest truest and bravest in tho United States Army. The writer was with him at Wilson's Creek, when ho showed bravery of tho highest order. Lewis F. Becker, Corporal, Co. A, 101th Ohio, Canal Fulton, O., says ShcIIouborger's attack on tho Twonty-third Corps was uncalled for, and his attempt to tarnish tho fair fame of Gen. Scliolleld will provo futilo. Tho writer fol lowed tho flag of tho Twonty-third Corps from tho dato of its organization (except for about ono week after being disabled Nov. 29, 1864) until his discharge at Greensboro, N. C, iu Juno, 1SU3. That Kesara Ttattery. SL It Denniston, Corpornl, Co. B, 33d T. J., Washingtonville, N. J., says that tho Jersey- mau who had ait articlo in tho issue of March 20 in regard to tho battory at Rsaca, and tho part tlio 33d took in that atl'nir is correct in every particular. Some mombors of tho writer's compnny wero in tho detail that re moved thoso guns during tho night after the battle. Tho Second Brigade, Second Division, Twentieth Corps was composed at that timo of the 33d N. J., 119th. 131th and 151th N. Y.,aud tho 73d Pa. Tho ii7th Pa. went homo before tho battle, and tho writor knows nothing what ovor of tho 109th Pa. Stephen Coddingtou, Captain, Co. F, 5th Ohio, Nowton, O., says the boys who dragged tho battory oil" at Kosaca on tho night of May 15. 18(11, belonged to tho Sth Ohio, for ha hud chargo of tho Inst gun that camo oil', and took it to headquarters. Whr Don't Thor lVrltft! O. Krafft. Co. A, 9th Iowa, Fort Washington.O., wants to know if somo of tho Iowa Gray hounds aro among tho renders of onr truo cham pion of tho old vots, and whothor they belong to tho G.A.R. Ho would liko to hoar from thotn by lottor. Win. Nell', Co. T, 1st N". Y. L. A., Brayton, Iowa, has novor soon any letters from tho com rades belonging to his battery, and would liko to hear from somo of tho boys oithor by letter or through Tub N .vtionwl Tkibunk. This was Wiedrich's battery, whoso uiuu behaved so well when charged by the Louisiana Tigers tho even ing of July '2 at Gettysburg. Slilcs W. Brick, Co. K. 50th Pa., and Co. C, 3lst; Co. a, M; Co. 13, 1 lib TJ. S., Box 77, Tyrone, Pa., would liko to see somo contribu tions from members of tho 50th Pn. and Co. C, 31st U. S. Ho wants to hoar from Limit. SL K. llogan, Capt. W. S. linnkin. Sorg't James A. Arnold aud Private Pat Burns, all of Co. C, 3lst U. S. Also, from Caps. Harvey Huron. Co. E, and Sorg't James Wituor, Co. F, 11th U. S. Wm. E. Hughes, Drummer, Co. II, 20th Ohio, Nilos, O.. read otirOpon Lottor toStono, of SI13 souri, with much iutorcat. Ho thinks wo hit him pretty hard, but not harder than ho de served. Our Open Letters. D. C. Graves, Co. n, S3d Pa., El Dorado Springs, SIo., says that whilo Stouo was making a campaign speech iu tho opera house at El Dorado Springs in October, ItiSS, ho said that Whilo ho was a Democrat in principle he wished all ox-Union soldiors to understand that ho was in favor of and would do all in hispowor to help any and all honorable pousion legislation. A. II. Warron, Co. II, 10th Slass., AshOold, Slass., congratulates us on our Open Lottor to Congressman Stono. who says tho Presidency was sold to tho highest bidder. Now, if Cotn rado Warron is not mistaken, Grover Cleveland mndo his bid when ho votoed tho dependent pension bill, and ho got left Sir. Stone stands tho same chauco now that Cloveland did thon. James Thomas Hurst, Corning, SIo., was sur prised to suo that Stono had mado such a speech against tho veterans, and says that while wo aro giving it to him through our columns, to throw just ouo rock for him. Tho Iltucs. Thla Ih a synonym for thnt jjloomy, Imrrassnd condition of thu mind, uliioh 1ms its origin hi tlyn ttuiisiu. All tho nub' apiritd tlmt, under tho immo of tho "Idiles," "Uluu dovilsf." "iucKhua" and "mulligrubs" torments tha dy8peptieuluioatcene leasly, iKiuish"- when attacked with ltotdettcr'ft Stomach Hitters, that, moreover, annihllale-s liil ion.sauoa, coiiHtipntiou, clulld and fuver, Uidiiey complalntb uud nervousneaa. 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"World's Dispessast SIedicai. AssociAno.v, ProDrietors, Buf falo, S. T. Q jj? ' Jfc jfcj2rS TX? for an incurable case of '"" "rr.imn -iwreBo Catarrh in tha Hesd by the proprietors of DR. SAGE'S CATARRH REMEDY. ONLY SO CENTS Sent-wtthj-uroraerasafrxaran-tae of pj'xyi' f .u th i a a 1 1 we rt r lire, thateUar.oelS3 ,jy.,acaapay at hoex-resIL. , .fterr a Bare examined t watca, ami are eea-rtr d oC i:s worth. Tho wv. h w show here ii a bentitllnt 1 i U. SOI.il 4.OXJ0, pUittii,9hcili'u;trn v-ira We eaa supply eirher Inilli'tk'or sent' izp. Ah, a uuiiuuK'r, jr ru ? ,5 Ot Solttl tJolii Wntcb.and rorasiOntaaK-sirabie 'WesendtM3beantiiulwatc!s by reeUirwl ma.L porfpaW.roroaly 83.50 ladlndoda -withita. Hiw, noidptat-1 chain-rr.Ify u wtshtoseetho wScn before patii;furiC.gnd54ctnuaad we vUiseod. "T "t jre- C. i , with p riTilejw i.f examination at tho pre offir before vayintr. Anyba Jc, newspaper or eoiumereuU asencr will iil you we are a. rrpoaslbla bHi?:,C'u,0,r,,?.fT'vl KIRTLAND BROS. & CO, AddreworeaUon o2 Fulton Street N. Y Mention Tbe Ntuioaal TriQaaa. RAG CARPET WEAVERS VHO AIM TO GET tbe bec result, will ne Perfection Fa-c Dyes for cotton. W otl'er the following Mlinde. "-nil euarnntee Fust Color r TUUKKx KKD, oRAM.E. (AKDISAf.. YELLOW. SLArK BLL E, GRKKN. WINK, M UIJAN Y.KKD.BHOWN. riEAL BBuWS, .MEllt:M BROWN. PINK, SOc?B. LK.lir rRovYN. SCARLET, ami DRAB. PerftctiOft Ink Exfricts. Wood toliw. Be Bluln. 8ejhiel Bo rax. E.wt-r Keg IHrs, Intirlible Ink. awl Cteafeettea l'inlc f.r Tiiiiitiic lee tmun and Frosting lor Cakes. Asents can nell noitiethiiiir from thtH list nt ovry hou-e. amptesof nv of ourxootobr moil. U cents; 1 d an br mall. M cnls. 3 duzen, JtfjJS; 1 pros. Mpre- prepaid. 3d.09. ExelHiive territory civenuith cro.n orders. V. CUSHINQ & CO., Kucrnt"r, Maine. Mention The Smi- u.il Tnban. J" SATS SHE CAKTOT Eeebowjoado it for too 4) B Si: Rrnow Krfntr rathm U . U VflHM a perfect wirkunr. reliable. flaeJy fl.uliMl &urinf fuchise. ailintral for b:ht or heavy vrork. with all la&ss lmpivvcnicnMamicoHipeioEc e ; tachmenta. A -written gsaraatee lor 5 years with each machine. Bey direct from manufacturers aad save Dealers -i1 iK.nt3nmlitiL Paltrmft free 1 0ZTC23 AOT?ACIU3IH2C0.,CiSMC5,n!. Mention The National Ttiiw TrUX p'ay I tunes. To to. 2 iffL&'V- wte&wV, irouuco uusui. oa la every -ounry or town famished reHafeto pertvns of either sex wiiv will proBU to ahvj it and latrodaes ca'W aVhesJewlry and Mask-al Goods. Ufl 5! nI your add res fc s scentataiap&nd LV ba convinced. WM.WUUAaS. 13ISo.lItHbKi.ot ciuiutio.iia Mention The National TriauBo. ii .J. ijt Ji $ A iji Ji iji J Si A 1S1 1 Sf .J. $$ Ji$i A S Su3 - CHXD ir onr jitMres nn ' wt wil! mak ymi a C O ir.Mit 1.1 the U-1 .ucmti WASH1NGT MACHi?JE n hie V Tld. N hu.-o-1. .t .rrub- ijb iiif u -etU-d. Wiwiinto.i t.'-'ii..v tttvoi.rfrtiiu-,4i a, or taaiv-'t-ntitvoiu-ui. You ia COIN MOSEY Jkjbh HANDSOME WATCH umT flrit fr-ni-u-1... mt Ki.u' n-ii JUMrem N- X.v II.Vrnt. WMCv- -M4- M N V & ."i' i4"i"i"S"T"i,,i"T'li"s""i,4,'S'i!,lsSlll Meutiou The National Tribnrja. ROAD CARTS ONLY S10 Tuu ISeat aad i.eet 1'rUo "-' ofnnr Curt Ulnde. A 15, !, SJO un.l 25. Top llujrjrle. only iSS.OO llarnc-- S?-.0 ar.A flO.OO. 1 Taw I, Aavilj, . safc, bwi2 Vjir.in ). S,lrt aii arV. Snv nv ai4 mnd fc-r Vem la. CHICAGO SCALE CO., Chtouiro. IMIbuN. I. S. A ITKllLr. VIUMlSd OITFIT. I01irui.lt. Sl VlUCTtiAE. Jurt m ftota 3 u- A-iiu taTnTV"-' Eo dctSc'a'l' 11. Twri.rv in ana easa b cattian abi ijwwo? UOW TU RK A K1XTKR." Stwuoaaj Bam, pc au c- . pfr amityo. eta. auika Boen. na vs. rfceir'ftrTTiaacrstW CjBvlB'Tix lw W fer 1 1 Ati mvml. l.NuKKSi't r Ui t,i i ORTIASDT St. X. T. COT. MeuUan Tfc.- National TrtouiM. "siOALBANIViaUN OUTFIT for S3.50 TIm CLaU.TCIk LH.NW tiM TWuu.xkfuUatoiii .ttuamuia4V Tn A flu ww. EUnuud Tnr. C'.rSli Sim '! o4 ltriiprTflw 4al M !5 ltMiuaiFKE Au sra sliU'itu.. SntlTi..Mior$X50araBl 7&.uyukruitB.l.wi 1 sn.l I' O. D. fr )kiac. rt il.t tt anlsa. lata. A0Jr 1 rtR'.- Jt H.iai.lkjaatuiw AttL,(.Tuc,ia. Meutiou The Natloaal Trtbon. EVERY MONTH. Uv A;na wanted t.j rtftrnttnl ua. ur A?iBta'OctiUa Beauiifttl. Mtii wJia.lrt..r-iirwar,iua sunj, rttt, NATION VI. Ml Ki: O.. " NuuaiHrwt, Nrw Ysik. MdnUou Tho NaUoil Trlbniw. LADY AGENTS WANTED AtSO MRN. fwo ImweHsc hb SBMiMit- ties; 1 ImU uutdv ftJ before din- iier..uothcr?i'tboilr'tiior;etiaordlHryowertuiii; l-roortree. Ad.. LittteA fo..2U CJart St., CbJeago, IU. Weaiioii Thu Nutloual Trlbooa. A MONTH. Aemt3TVimUa.0Osvxtl iaKarticiM In tho world, afmtjte2ns Meutiou The National TrlbUBfc ra?&s&&V ifcrSf tsSgmmsr iir movement, warrant- fcC etifor5 years. Ia carry mr Sa,, thbiwau-h von will Ilxvo (Sj Utecre!itoCowninctiloo if rV. 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