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S;'?i'rt" ,1" " cf-r-tv?-5p5S--"J v7:-v-ScOT(! V-5-"1"'-? -M??nH5tfi Js1? "RliBH'l,n v. -fttAft'-ji-'ssss;:2 ' ' g5a?rr jj iJ!fc.iiin.. " 2L'-i-j&i&zi . cegfy r jsiaii &mw$. '&&$ :? V "" TThls rerial bcjrnn with whole o. 849. Sub icriptlois may bwsin with that. Issue, or biu k numbers bo obtained by application to J.iil NATIONAL TltIBUKE.1 Copyright, 197, by Mr.ry S. Lockwooil. CHAPTER IV (continued). Hon William Wirt, the eminent jurist and owner of J he Wirt mansion, on G between Seventeenth and Eighteenth streets, was twice married. At the time of his first wife's death he was about thirty years of ape. It is said of him that he was a most companionable, genial, warm-hearted man, highly engaging and prepossessing in manrer. He was strikingly elegant and Commanding in appearance. At l'en l'ark, Albemarle County, where he married Miss Gilmore, he placed this tablet over the grave of her who first brought him to this spot: Here lies Mildred, Daughter of George and Lucy Gilmore, Wife of Will:am Wirt. She was born Aug. 15, 1772; Married May 25, 1793; Died Sept. 17, 1770. Come round her tomb eacli object 01 ue sire, . , Each purer frame inflamed with purer fire; Be all that's good, that cheers and softens life, , , The tender sister, daughter, friend and And when your virtues you have counted o'er Then view this marble, and be. vain no more. His second wife was not. won without manv apprehensions on the part of the pater familias. The lover, at this period of his life, had no promises of a fortune, or even a living competency to strengthen his claim, and so it came that Col. Gamble, for reasons best known to himself, when the momentous question was proposed, thought best to put the gay young man on probation. During this interval, his biographer says. Col. Gamble had occasion to visit his future son-in-law's office at sunrise one Summer morning. It, unluckily, happened that Mr. Wirt had the night before brought some voting friends there, and they had had a merrv time, which had so begui'ed the hours that even at sunrise they had not departed. , ,. , The Colonel opened the door, little ex pecting to find anyone at that hour; lus eves fell upon a strange group. There stood Mr. Wirt with the poker in his right hand, the sheet iron blower fastened upon his left arm, which was thrust through the handle; on his head was a tin wash basin, and as to the rest of his dress it was hot weather, and the hero of this grotesque scene had dismissed as much of his ward robe as comfort might be supposed to de mand, substituting a light wrapper that greatlv added to the theatrical effect. There he stood in his whimsical capari son, reciting with an abundance of stage gesticulations, Falstaff's onset upon the thieves. IlLs back was toward the door, and the opening of it drew all eyes. We may imagine the queer look of the anxious probationer as Col. Gamble, with a grave and mannerly silence, bowed and withdrew, closing the door behind ,him without the exchange of a word. It is quite possible some escapade of this kind cave credence to another story fold of Mr.' Wirt. The story runs that, after the death of his first -wife, while rcsidins in Richmond, Ya., he sometimes indulged in iprees. At one lime, after a night of con viviality, and while still under the influence of wine, he lay asleep under a tree in the Host public thoroughfare of the city. The roung lady to whom we have already re ferred, chanced that way, and seeing him In this condition and wishing to shield him from the public gave look out her hand kerchief and laid it over his face. When Mr. Wirt awakened from his sleep f intoxication and removed -he handker jhief, he saw it bore the initials E. M. G. It is difficult to say which feeling predomi- ' "'.- rwriVroulW js-.i-k n-ii' - r i i hi ! ii mf .rr an . cub drvah'i i i r--"r ijrhJvJfii' "wf ii T iMi3K ""vft i - Wmkssk&SSi - 1 W &,"R i&-&J's?zs:'Lmi3 nmKMaM.2mmtm? JMtomt oj- DAN SICKLES . V Y nated, chagrin that she should have found'' him there, or joy at the flicker of liope (o his aspirations this action on the young lady's part gave to him. It has been said, as far as the handker chief story goes, that Miss Gamble de clared it lacked one important element, which was truth. As for his convivial spirit, the Falstaff night, at least, points j a. iiiuiiii iiuu a.uorus a uiic. About this time in Mr. Wirt's life, the promotion to the Chancel Jorship came in most opportunely lo sustain the preten sions of the lover. But after his marriage and the expenses of a household came upon him, we find this extract from a let ter written lo a friend: "This honor of being a Chancellor is an empty thing, stomachal!- speaking; that is, a man may be full of honor, and his stomach may be empty: or. in other words. honor will not go to market and buy a peck of potatoes, 'iliis is the only rub that clogs the wheels of my bliss. But it is in my power remove even this rub, and in the event of my death to leave my wife and my children independent of the frowns or smiles of the world.'' He resigned the ChancellorsJiip, and the success he made in life is known to lhe world. He was a man greatly beloved for his social virtues; but each year the illus trious are passing av.ay with the fading memories of contemporary friends. When Gen. Jackson was made President Mr. Y'irl rented his mansion to Gov. Branch of North Carolina, Secretary of tlie Nawj during his first term; afterward lo the Hon! Lewis McLane, Secretary of the Treasury. Mr. McLane had served as Senator from the State of Delaware. He was also Min ister o England, and afterwards became . resident of Baltimore, where he was for Many years President of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company. Mr. Wirt sold this property to the branch bank of (he United States, which was then In the building now in use by Kiggs & Co. The bank sold the property to Ma j. Andrews. EDITORIAL NOTE. Mrs. Lockwood has a particularly happy subject nextvee'f In the famous Dolly Madison and her house. It is treated with the grace of which the author i3 master. The number also takes u one of the most tragic spots in Washington, the historic house before which Gen. Sickles shot Barton Key, where Seward was attacked by one of the conspirators at the time Lincoln wa3 as-a-rslnxted and where Blaine lived and died. The e i3 fascination about taese associations gloomy though they be. This serial increases la Interest as it apprtacheg later day. HISTORIC HOMES OF vvMjrAircuHSJi fNoted Men and Women Who Hdve - Inhabited Tkem, 3r MARY S. LOCK WOOD. of the Army, after which it was purchased by the late Dr. Thomas Lawson, Surgeon General of the Army. Dr. Lawson was a bachelor; he lived here for a time, but afterward rented the house to lhe French Minister. Count de Sartiges. who became noted for the hospi talities dispensed during his long residence in Washington. The next person to occupy this house was the Hon. Aaron Brown, Postmaster General under President Buchanan. His residence here was very brief; he had held the office but little more than a year wnen he died. While he resided here his wife and stepdaughters, the Misses Saunders, gave very elegant entertainments. The mansion was next used as a fash ionable boarding school, instituted by Mrs. Smith. In addition to the usual exercises, she established a riding-school on the grounds.whcre voung ladies were instructed in horsemanship. The Prince ot Wales when on a visit to this country, was entertained here at lunch by Mrs. Smith. When Dr. Lawson died, this, with other valuable properly, was willed to his chil dren; their mother was his colored house keeper. The property was sold by them for an asylum for the orphans of the Army and Navy. It has since been used as an office by the Signal Corps. This house, to-day, stands a silent wit ness of the "have beens," filled with mourn ful echoes of the past. A few squares to the west of this arc two double, three-story brick houses, one at the corner of 2Glh and K streets; the other and older, near what is known as the lower K street bridge. They are large and commodious buildings that at once strike the looker-on as houses whose histories reach back into the shadowy past. They were built about the year 1728, by Col. .John Peters, of Georgetown, whose son, Thomas Peters, married Martha Cuslis, a sister of Washington Parke Custis, of Arlington. His mother was the beautiful Elenaor Calvert, of Mount Airy, Prince George Co., Md., the daughter of Benedict Calvart and granddaughter of the sixth Lord Baltimore, who had married .John Custis, the son of Lady Washington by lirr first marriage. Martha Washington, as is well known, on the death of her son .John Custis, took these children and brought them up as her own. Mr. Hines, an old resident, in his recol lections of Washington City, relates an incident appropriate to these houses: "Gen. Washington had ridden up from Alexandria, and crossed the ferry to George town .where he was received by the students of Georgetown College and citizens, armed and organized for the occasion, who saluted him with a volley of cheers. Gun. Wash ington was greatly pleased, and so ex pressed himself, at the soldierly appearance of tiie boys, who wore red waist-belts. They then formed a procession and es corted the General over the bridge to Peters's house, and formed in line op posite 4the spot where, for many years, stood tlie old dilapidated brewery." CHAPTER V. ' HOME3 ON I.AFAYKTTi: EQDAP.E. The White House the First Built on the Square St. John's Church Decatur's Service to nis Country Jerome Bona parteAn Historical Party The Fatal Duel An Historic Estimate Henry Clay in the Decatur Mansion Edward Living stonOther Men of Note The Sickles Home Successively the Home of Three Secretaries of the Javy. The White House was the first house built on La Fayette Square. It was com pleted in 1800. No other house was erected on the Square until after the War of 1812. As late as 1812 the whole space from 15th to 17tli street was a neglected common, en tirely destitute of trees, and was the pa rade ground for the militia muster. There was but one house between this common and the "Seven Buildings." The only houses north of the common were one that occupied the site of the present Riggs residence, and an old rickety house on the northeast angle of the Square on Vermont avenue, which was suc cessively owned by Mr. Corcoran and Mr. Riggs. In the primitive days, when this Square was but a waste place, at its west anglethcre was an oval race-course; and the avenue at 17th and 20-h streets was tlie home-stretch, wilh the judge's stand near the residence of Mr. William T. Carroll, on F street. The original plan of the city, it is said, embraced the wliole area from 15lli to 17th street in the Presidential grounds, but" under the direction of Mr. .Jeffer son (hey were reduced jto their Present dimensions, forming (he y i ii ii mrrS' streets 15th and 17th, and cutting off La I ayette Square. At the conclusion of the War of 1812, St. John's CJiurch was built. The first pri vate house was built by Commodoro Deca tur in 1810. He purchased the lot on the corner of II and 10th streets, and Latrobe was the architect of the house. It was ex pected that the other Commodores, Hodg ers and Hidgcly, ivotzld build houses simi lar on opposite angles of the Square. Commodore Decatur's first home was one of the "Seven Buildings." He was a man of high renown and did his country noble service. He was an eminently patriotic man, as is manifested in his celebrated toast; "Mv country, may she always be right; but, right or wrong, my country." Mrs Decatur was a woman of rare ac complishments. She was the daugliter of Mr. Wheeler, an eminent merchant of Nor folk. He gave her every advantage (hat money could bring. She left school with high honors, and for years was the reign ing belle of Norfolk. it is said that her hand was sought by .Jerome Bonaparte; but by the advice of her friend, Robert G. Harper, she rejected him. Mr. Harper predicted, what after ward turned out to be the case wilh his marnai'c with Miss Patterson, that Napoleon- would repudiate the marriage. The history of Decatur's life was written in the decorations on the walls of this house. There were paintings of celebrated batlles and trophies of war, gold medals and gold swords, the gifts of Congress, articles of vir(u, services of plate, gifts from the Cities of Baltimore and Phila delphia, bits of oriental furniture pur chased or captured in conflicts in Barbary, or on the high seas. In these spacious room8 the grand assemblies gathered down -fs$j,-z aijmrmmmMm. Mfvl. '?' 1 i . 7 SHB mmmmmmm. &jm w- lV SBflfe ' THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. 0., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1897. to the Saturday night before the fatal duel was fought. This party was given in honor -of Mrs. Gouverneur, the daughter of PresidentMon roe, then a bride. Commodore Decatur, cognizant of the affair of honor which awaited him, was the same affable host, his wife, even, being unconscious of the cloud that hung over them. The next week Commodore Porter was to give a similar party. During the evening Decatur said to his confidant, Commodoro Porter, "1 may spoil your parly." The following Wednesday, at the dawn of day, Decatur arose, walked silently out of the house, crossed La Fayette Square and proceeded to Beale's Tavern, near the Capitol, where he and his seconds break fasted. The duel was fought at Bladens burg, at 9 o'clock. Decatur was mortally wounded, and was brought to hrs home, where he died in the basement room of tho house on the evening of the day of the duel. , Incitement ran high, and Commodore Barron, although maimed for life, was the recipient of anathemas from hearts tor tured with agony, for the noble Decatur dead. But since then many a Naval offi cer has changed his mind in regard to this unfortunate affair. There is a period which elapses after the death of any hero when he passes out of patriotic into historic estimate; add there arc many to-day who believe that Deca- I..,',. -.... ,.,! ......1 iinrnlnnl iiirr niircnit nf Barron was the cause of the duel. It is related by those living near, that Mrs. Decatur lived on in this house three years secluded and alone, and then re moved to Kalorama, where her husband was buried. Here she entertained with great display. Her last days were spent in Georgetown, and she died in the Convent in lN5r. After Mrs Decatur left her home she rented it to the Russian Minister, Baron Tuyl. His name and fame seem to have been founded upon his being an epicure, his liberal hospitality and tho excellence of liis dinners. When he left Washington, John Quincy Adams was President, and his Secretary of State, Henry Clay, occupied (he Decatur house. Here he sustained his social posi tion and added dignity to the hallowed memories of this home. Martin Van Buren succeeded Mr. Clay as Secretary of State, during President .Jackson's Administration, and occupied tliis house. With his love of show he was not outdone by Henry Clay in the style of his entertainments. When the .Jackson Cabinet was broken up, the accomplished statesman, Edward Livingston, succeeded Mr. Van Buren in the Cabinet and in his home. TJn's ap pointment undoubtedly grew out of the warm attachment that sprung up between Gen Jackson and Mr. Livingston at New Orleans Edward Uvingston was the brother of the Chancellor of New York. He left his native State to make a home in the new domain of Louisiana. His marriage with the charming Madame Moreau, the mid night wedding in the chapel of the Ursu lino f!nnviit. if Ww Orleans, the vicissi tudes she and her family experienced, her I exile from San Domingo and her love for her adopted country, are well known inci- dents in history. When Mr. Livingston first came to Wash ington as a member of Congress, Monroe was President. He was afterward sent as Senator, and then was tendered the port folio of Secretary of State, which he relin quished when made Minister to the Court of France. Tlis beautiful wife and his daughter, Cora Livingston, made tlie Decatur house the social center of Washington society during the Jackson Administration. Mrs. Living ston was a woman of rare endowments, and her mantle gracefully fell upon their worthy child. Cora married Thomas Bar ton, who was afterward Secretary of Lega tion with her father Both of these women spent their widowhood at the grand old mansion on the Hudson, Montgomery Place. Mrs. Livingston laid down her life in October, 18G0, full of years and full of honor. i Years have waxed and waned since the beautiful Cora Livingston was the reigning belle of Jackson's Administration. Her Jast visit to the city of her childhood's home, in 1.S71, brought back "Our Lady of the Manor," in clinging black robes, a quaint hood of black silk with its soft white ruclio touching brow and cheeJc that were no longer young. And yet, she was the center of attraction and reverence wherever she appeared. She too rests at the manor on the Hudson, and oilier lives have individualized the home on La Fay ette Square. Sir Charles Vaughan, the British Minis ter, lived liere. lie was a bachelor, but he made his house a center for refined and elegant socicty.and with his gracious man ner and open hospitality entertained in true British fashion. On his leaving the Decatur House, "mine host" of the National Hotel, Mr. John Gadsby, occupied it until his death. The Baron Hyde de Neuvillc represented the French aristocracy of the old regime, and the Decatur house was his home. TIieyTenterlained royally; on receiving her guests tho Baroness used lo say: "I am charming to see you." For a time this house was rented by the Government and used for offices, and was afterward purchased by Gen. Edward Fitz gerald Bcale. On this transfer the Deca tur mansion fell into worthy hands. Gen. Beale was the grandson of Commodore I nomas 'I ruxtun. Commodore Deesit.nr was a .Midshipman under Truxtun, and xjMUk 'yif&kU9Ri.i. ..- sZi-Ki&FzYi&gZBKWjP&'ZSy V., ? y M MrTW'i&J'V.ii - h m - thus it came that the grandson of his old commander kept the charming halls and gianji salons brilliant with the revived splendor of past days. The next Jiouso built on the Square was the one known as the Stockton Sickles house. It stands a few rods lo the south of the Decatur house, and was built by Dr. Ewcll of Hie Navy. It successively passed into the hands of three Secretaries of the Navy, Smith Thompson, Southard and Woodbury, Mr. Woodbury living there while Secretary of the Treasury and tho Navv. William C. Rives, Senator from Virginia, was the next occupant, and then Dr. Har ris of tho Navy. It Avas afterward pur chased by Mr. Stockton, Purser in tho Navy. Bis wife was a niece of Mr. Deca tur, and lived wilh him at tho time of his e,ll.h ,Vp(Xn lhc dcath ol M"- Stockton, Daniel h. Sickles, then member of Con gress from Ncy York, rented the house and into it took his young and inexperienced wife When Mr. and Mrs. Sickles lived there, La Fayette Square was in its infancy. The tall trees that are now towering (o tho tops of the houses, giving grateful shelter anil shade, were then merely shrubs. The wav ing of a handkerchief could be seen dis tinctly at tho club house opposite. This was the signal used by the once innocent, then tempted and ruined wife, and Key Tho betrayal and death by Sickles's hand came in quick succession. A shattered home only was left. Wro gladly turn the pages of history and come upon sunnier days, when Schuyler Colfax, with his mother and sister, the in comparable host and hostess, reigned over' the household gathered within these walls. To bt coniimtud. JL anderSonville. (Continued from ilrstjinj;'.) Hah. A very lar&e" portion of those sent through died on the way to our lines, or within a few hours after their trans ports at being once 'more under the old Stars and Stripealidd moderated. The sending of the sick through gave our commandant-Capt. Bowes a line opportunity to fill his pockets by con niving at the .parage of well men. There was still considerable money in the hands of a few prisoners. All this, and more, too, were they willing to give for their lives. Jn the iirst batch that went away were two of the leading sutlers at An dersonville, who had accumulated per haps 1,000 each by their shrewd and " Wjiehe Aue You successful bartering. It was generally believed that they ,gave every cent to Bowes for the privilege of leaving. I know nothing of the truth of this, but I am reasonably certain that they paid him very handsomely. Soon we heard that $150 each had been sufficient to buy some men out; then 81 00, S75, $50, $30, $20, $10, and at last $5. Whether the upright Bowes drew the line at the latter figure. It was the lowest quotation that came to my knowledge, but he may have gone cheaper. The cheapest lever knew a rebel offi- . cer to be bought wn some weeks after this at Florence. "The sick exchange was still going on. I have before spoken of the rebel passion for bright gilt buttons. It used to be a proverbial comment upon the small treasons that were of daily occurrence on both sides that you could buy the soul of a mean man in our crowd ibra pintof cornmeal, and the soul of a rebel guard for a half dozen brass buttons. A boy of the 54th Ohio, whose home was at or near Lima, O., wore a blue vest, with the gilt, bright-rimmed but tons of a staff officer. The rebel Sur geon who was examining the sick for exchange saw the buttons and admired them very much. Tlie boy stepped back, borrowed a knife from a com rade, cut the buttons off, and handed them to the Doctor. "All right, sir," said he, as his itching palm closed over the coveted ornaments ; " you can pass," and pass he did to home and friends. Capr. TJowes's merchandizing in the m.ltter of exchange was as onen as the issuing of rations. His agent in con ducting the bargaining was a Raider a New York gambler and stool-pigeon whom we called " Mattie." He dealt quite fairly, for several times when the exchange was interrupted Bowes sent the money back to those who had paid him, and received it again when the ex change was renewed. Had it been possible to buy our way out for five cents each Andrews and I would have had to stay back, since we had not had that much money for months, and all our friends were in an equally bad plight. Like almost every body else, we had spent the few dollars we happened to have n entering prison in a week or so, and since then we had been entirely penniless. There was no hope left for us but to try to pass the Surgeons as desperately sick, and we expanded our energies in stimulating this u condition. Rheuma tism was our forte,, and I flatter myself wo got up two 'cases that were ap parently bad enough to serve as illus trations for a patenjt medicine advertise ment. i : But it would 'Hot do. Bad as we made our condition appear there were so many more who Were infinitely worse that we stood no show in a competitive examination. I dotd)t if we would have been given an ay&rago of " 50 ". in a report. We had .to stand back and see about one-quarter'f6f our number march out and away lMne. We could not complain at this rjnuch as we wanted to go ourselves since there could be no question that these poor fellows deserved the precedence. We did grumble sav agely, however, at Capt. Bowes's venality, in selling our chances to moneyed men, since theBe were invariably those who were best prepared to withstand the hardships of imprisonment, as they were mostly new men, and all had good clothes and blankets. We did not blame the men, however, since it was not in human nature to re aist an opportunity to get away, at any cost, lrom that accursed place. "All that a man hath ho will give for his life," anA t v:i. it. . t t i j j a I and I think that if I had owned the City of New York in fee simple, I -would have giveu it away willingly, rather than staid in prison another month. The sutlers, to whom I have alluded above, had accumulated sufficient to Eupply themselves with ail the necessa ries and some of the comforts of life, during any probable term of imprison ment, and still have a snug amount left, but thev would rather give it all up and j return to service with their regiments in the field, than take the chances of any longer continuance in prison. 1 can only surmise how much Bowes realized out of the prisoners by his venal it7, but I feel sure that it could not have been less than $3,000, and I would not be astonished to learn that it was $10,000 in greenbacks. iTobt ccntinued.1 Going, You Yakic ? " AS THEY VIEW IT. Veterans' Opinions of the Pension Question. S. P. Zehring, Co. II, 35th Ohio, and Captain, Co. II, 197(h Ohio, Davton, 0.: I have taken The National Tribune many years, and cannot do without it. I hope comrades everywhere will push the matter of a Per Diem Service Pension, which is the only just measure, starting all with So per month, and giving each one cent per day additional for the time he was in the army. While this will recognize en listment and patriotism, it will also recog nize merit find service. John Easton, Co. I, 8th Ky. Cav.: In a skirmish I was wounded in tli bff 1,-nnr. find thrown from my horse; tlie fall broke TT1V Ir.ff firm Aft,,- U- -.. t T l ...j ..u niia, finui unci; wemis i niaue my way back to my regiment, and was granted a furlough on affidavit of the Adjutant, who was an eyewitness. When i appueu ior pension I was told that there was no record of my being wounded, and that leave of absence was granted be cause I was reported sick. The Adjutant is dead; I cannot get other evidence. Now I suffer because of the carelessness of my superior officers in neglecting to report that I was shot. J. L. Rice, Mountain Grove, Mo.: In answer to a question, in Pension Pointers of Oct. 28, I read: "Claims for increase of pension on pensioned disability have not received much attention, apparently, in the Pension Office for some seven years past." I wish to ask allowing these claims to be just; largely so, at least which one of the two is the greater act of injustice for the Government to take up these claims speedily, reject them, and save a world of expense and 10,000 disappoint ments, or continue to keep them in the background until all those who should hove received what the Government prom ised shall have wearied in war.'-" ing and waiting, andgone to their last rest? "Ruttcrlliftft" Only In Name. Editou National TainuNE: The author of that intensely interesting story, "Ander sonville," may poke fun at the dress of the M N. J. Cav., but good material was covered by it. "While tliero were probably j leity of as good regiments, the assertion may b hazarded that there were few of the same length of service that can show a better record. The regiment was in the First Brigade of the Third Division (Custer's), took part in many battles and skirmishes, and met with heavy losses. Gen. WiIon once proclaimed its fighting qualities in forcible if not elegant langnnge; and Lieut.-Col. Itobeson became so Avilling for his regiment to be known as the "-Butterflies," that while at the North, on a shoit leave of absence, he had a handsome bine flag made, BnrrotmtfgdtiWUu gilt fringe, Jiud a large, foll-Bpre&d fcafcfcerfly fashioned upon it. This was proudly car ried as one of the regimental colors. However, neither the fancy dress nor the pompous title of 1st U. S. Hussars staid long alter our arrival at tlie front. They were probably only intended as attractive enlisting cards, and the gay habiliments were too irresistibly attractive as targets for the other fellows, who, like death, seemed to love a shining mark. They soon gave wav to the garb of plain, every-day soldiers and the simple title of .'id x.. J. Cav. D. II. AVii baton, Co. A, 3d N. J. Cav., Sea Isle City, N. J. IS IT A TRIFLE? THAT COMMON TROUBLE ACID DYS PEPSIA, OR SOUR STOMACH. Nott Recognized an " Cause of Serious Disease. Acid dyspepsia, commonly called heart burn or eonr stomach, ia a form of indiges tion resulting from fermentation of the food. The stomach being too weak to promptly digeBt it, the food remains until fermentation begins, filling the stomach rrith gas, and a bitter, sonr, burning taste in the mouth is often present. The condition soon becomes chronic, and being an every day occurrence is given but little attention. Because dys pepsia is not immediately fatal, many peo ple do nothing for the trouble. Within a recent period a remedy has been discovered prepared solely to cure dyspepsia and stomach troubles. It is known as Stu art's Dyspepsia Tablets and is now becoming rapidly used and prescribed as a radical cure for every form of dyspepsia. Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets have been placed before the public and aro sold by druggists everywhere at 50 cents per package. It is prepared by the Stuart Co., Marshall, Mich., and while it promptly and effectually restores a vigorous digestion, at the same time is perfectly harmless and will not injure the most delicate stomach, but on the contrary by giving perfect digestion strengthens the oiuiuau, iuijuc me appeuie ana maxes " 3 Sfc- m oend for fre boolc on Stomach Diseases by adiruiiDi fltnt Co.. m.wi uui, J me worm living. adiiMiog Stoart Co., Mnll, Mich. A Hard Road In Dili. Editor Natio.vai, Tribune: Tlie follow- vFlildn?m&ai? meeti f E"el7 Post, 198, of Illinois, by onr Commander, Wm. S. Seguine, anent the Chanccllorsville campaign. "It is a pretty play upon the name3 of the Confederates Stonewall Jackson, Long- street and Hill. Said he "At Frcdericksbnrg my regiment, thelotV N. J., was supporting a battery oti the left. I was kneeling in the front rank giving it to the Johnnies as fast as I conld, when, upon reaching for a cartridge, I found my clothing saturated with blood, and fonnd that, althongh I had not felt it, a bnllet had gone through coat and shirt, plowed a furrow across my abdomen and passed on, giving rac a good flesh wound. "As I passed to the rear to get my wound dressed I noticed a group of Con feds whom our boys had captured. They called out: " ' Hello, Yanks! Where you-alls going? ' Our hoys replied: "'We are going to Richmond. Which i3 the nearest way? ' Quick as a flash one of them came hack at us with: " 'You'll find a Stonewall, a Longstrcet, and big Hill before yon get there.' " Adjutant, Wyanet, 111. PENSIONS ! Pension. Inorostsc. Restoration, Re-rating, Rejected, and all other classes of claims diligently and vigorously prosecuted. Ho Fee Unless Successful! Patents, Trade-marks, etc., and all other business before the Patent OB(9 receive our prompt and intelligent attention. M!LO B. STEVENS & CO., Att'ys, (Successors of George E. Lemon, and Alva S. Taber, attorney for Capt. Lemon's eieeniors,) Founded by .MII.O B. STEVEN'S, Private, 14th Ohio Battery, 1861-4. Main Office: Lemon Building, WASHINGTON, D. C. ; AN ENDORSEMENT : "For over H2 yc.irs this Arm has prosecuted claims in bebalfc of clients in every Stiirc in tho Union, nnd the integrity of its members has never heen qties- tioneJ. The firm is worthy or confidence upon the ground both of competency and honesty." 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