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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASH IN GTON, D. C, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1S97.
3 ; - k.PJSTOREC HOMES OF igmkzi&tm Washington ? ir!p &SH'vv Noted Men and Women -3r CITArTER YlUeimfinufd). Mr. Webster and Mr. Benton were hardly on speaking terms for manyycurs They would pass in and out of the same door without recosnizing: each other with a bow. There existed no social relations between them; but at the time of the pun explosion on board the Princeton, during Mr. Tyler's Administration, Mr. Benton was on board, and Mr. Webster has left on record this interview: "Mr. Benton related to me with tears this incident: He said he was standing near the gun in the very best position to sec the experiment. The deck of the steamer was crowded, and, in the scramble for places to witness the discharge of tho gun, his posi tion was perhaps the most favorable one on the deck. Suddenly he felt a hand laid upon his shoulder and turned. Someone wished to speak to him and he was el bowed out of his place and another person took if, very much to his annoyance. The person who exchanged places with him was ex-Gov. Gilmer, of Virginia, then Sec retary of the Navy. "Just at that instant the gun was fired and the explosion took place. Gov. Gilmer was instantly killed; several others also were killed. Col. Benton, in relating this circumstance, said: ' It seems to me, Mr. Webster, as if that touch on my shoulder was the hand of tho Almighty stretched down there, drawing me away from what otherwise would have been instantaneous death. I was only prostrated on the deck and recovered in a short time. That one circumstance has changed the whole cur rent of thy thoughts and life. I feel that I am a different man, and I want in the first place to be at peace with all those with whom I have been so sharply at variance. And so I have come to you. Let us bury the hatchet, Mr. Webster.' "'Nothing,' replied I, 'could be more in accordance with my own feelings.' We shook hands and agreed to let the past be past. From that time our intercourse was pleasant and cordial. After this, there was no person in tho Senate of the United States of whom I could ask a favor, any reasonable and proper thing, with moro assurance of its being gratified." There can be no doubt that the nomina tion of Gen. Scott at tho Whig Convention In Baltimore, was a bitter disappointment to Mr. Webster, but his midnight bpeech after the Conven ion, when his .friends called upon him, gave no sound of his dis quietude. Mr. Boutwell in "Tho Lawyer, the Sta es man and the Soldier," says: "He was then impaired seriously in health, and in spirits he was brok n completely. His speech is worthy of notice as a singularly graceful effort and as the last brilliant spark of his expiring genius: '"I thank you, fellow-cit'zcns, for your friendly and respectful call. I am very glad to see you. Some of you have been engaged in an arduous public duty at Baltimore, the object of your meeting being the selection of a fit person to be supported for the office of President of the United States. Others of you take an interest in the result of the deliberations of that as sembly of Whigs. It so happened that my name among others was presented on that occasion. Another candidate, however, was preferred. "'Lhavc only to say. gentlemen, that the Convention did, I doubt not, what it though best and exercised its discretion in the important matter committed to it. The re sult has caused mo no personal feeling whatever, nor any change of conduct or purpose. "'What I have been I am, In principle and character; and what I am, 1 hope to continue to be. "Circumstances or opponents may triumph over my fortunes, but thev will not triumph over my temper or my self-respect. '"Gentlemen, this is a serene and beau tiful night. Ten thousand thousand of the lights of heaven i luminate the firma ment. They rule the night. A few hours hence their glory will be extinguished. " 'Ye stars that glitter in the skies, And gaily dance before my eyes, What arc ye when the sun shall rise? '"Gen'Iemen, there is not one among vou who will sleep belter to night than I shall. If I wake I shall learn the hour from the constellations, and I shall rise in the morn ing God willing, with the lark; and though the lark is a better songster than I am, yet he will not leave the dew and the daisies and spring upward to greet the purpling east with a more jocund spirit than I pos sess. Gentlemen, I again repeat my thanks for this mark of your respect, and com mend you to the enjoyment of a quiet and satisfactory repose. May God bless you all.'" Mr. Boutwell adds- "His career as a politician was ended. He returned to Massachusetts, broken in spirit, if not altogether crushed." "In the case of Mr. Webster, death did not destroy nor even qualify the physical marks of his intellectual greatness. When Mansfield his form appeared as majestic as 'hen he stood upon the rostrum in Faneuil Hall. "His brow was massive, his eyes were larre, deep-sunken and surrounded bv a dark, circle. His face was emaciated, but the en-raved lines of toil and care re mained. He seemed a giant in repose " FmSM N?TE.-lntlie next installment 1 KisiorIc Homes of Washinetov" tin IPOUS UOUSP On H strop nnnnVitP v, B of th t cw ;,!. wir XjL-?- anrt a frrV-Jfi' "": "aK "OH sourvus&niiSnrasRwpp . nuulTUWJ, fcrygs'-a-, f jSfer-ifS,. j- r. cz. .rv- n . f 3f 3 r-sa a & " i .. i ij ii hi Who Have MARY S. LOCKWOOD. CHAPTER IX. HOMES OF HISTORIANS. George Bancroft Lived in a History-Making Atmosphere Changes lie Witnessed. John Hay's House. George Bancroft, the historian, stood out pre-eminent among those in unofficial so ciety Although he filled many ollices under tho Government, having been a member of Mr. Polk's Cabinet as Secretary of the .Navy, and subsequently changed to Minister to England, and in 1807 Minister to Prussia, yet it was as a man of letters that his name was on the lips of every true American. His "History of the United States" has been the "most successful attempt yet made to reduce the chaotic but rich ma terials of Amer.can history to order, beauty, and moral significance." Almost any pleasant afternoon ho could be seen taking his usual exercise, either in a carriage, on horseback, or walking. Pic ture a man slender in figure, of medium hight, with a venerable covering of silvered hair and whiskers surrounding the thin, classic face, soft blue eyes that had done service through the years, and yet un dimmed, and you seo the patriarchal his torian as he was in the later years of his life. His home was a spacious mansion not far from that of the President's, and here in his nlea.Kn.nt wnrk,hnn !n dm aonnnA j story of this house, he livcl among his books, his pictures and tho memories of a century nearly gone. He lived in the very atmosphere of this history-making Republic. Within sight of his windows are the homes of Commodores i Decatur and Rodgers. the latter where the j attempt was made to assassinate Secrc- tary Seward. On the opposite side of the Square is the house in which Dan Sickles lived, and on the north side the house out j oi wnicn siiueii stepped into tho Southern vjnieaeracy. And when Mason and Slidcll had been, at the demand of the English Government, released from Fort Warren and sailed for Europe, and recognition of the Confederate States by England and France was immi nent, u was irom tne old bewaru house that the Secretary telegraphed to his Fidus j Achates, Thurlow Weed, to come to Wash ington; ana in tins house the personnel of the commission that was to represent the side of the Union was discussed. Archbishop Hughes, a Roman Catholic of New York, Bishop Mcllvaine, an Episco palian of Ohio, and Thurlow Weed, went abroad and quietly and effectively pre sented their side of the question. By their influence, earnestness and powerful argu ment they, made such an impression that Mason and Slidell boon discovered their mission was doomed that the Confed erate Slates would not be recognized. A snort distance lo tlin i:n.t '. rtw t.r.t,? in winch Charles Sumner lived, and on the corner, diagonally across, is the house in which Dolly Madison, in regal turbans, kept pace with the new regime in receiv ing her friends. Mr. Bancroft lived lo sec one of the politi cal giants succeeded by another old men pass away and new men take their places He saw slavery's dark pall hang over Washington, and in the dissolving view, when slavery disappeared, he saw the beautiful city of to-day emerge from the mist cloud. He saw Stephen A Douglas, Charles Sumner, Benjamin F. Wade, William II. Scwaru, John C. Breck nridgc, Robert Toombs, .John Slidell, and Andrew John son, each tho leader of men and of con tending theories, floating on the sea of public opinion that stranded slavery. And tins veneral Ic .spectator, alone, survived them all, and with the iron pen of history is recorded the parts they played in im perishable pages. lie saw free la!or organized and rewarded, and with it the popular cry for impro ement He saw the years pass by that brougl t Grant forward to succeed Johnson, and he saw men come to the front who were will ing to take responsibility, that Well ington City might be placed on the i g h plane of her m-nicipal sisters. With Alexander Shepherd at the head, this chronicler of events noted that within a few months a magical transition was wrought, that the miserable mockery of metropolis was "bossed" into one of the magnificent cities of the world The Arirus eye of this historian had from his windows watched this progress, and he gave honor to whom honor is due. The little plots of green in front of his tune-honored mansion, filled with tulins and hyacinths, brought many visitors to feast their eyes on the harmony of color the product of Mr. Bancroft's love of flow- m This garden plot was as much in keep ing with his nature as the books which were his companions, and the friends which surrounded him with a congenial, social atmosphere ' When you took the hand of this man of years and experience, yon were transported without effort over the way he had traveled. He took you through the quaint old streets of Weimar, and when you touched the hand that touched Goethe's, Faust and Mar ruenta are realities before vou. Ho was intimate with Humboldt, and Sevigny the great jurist was his friend Manzoni'was his acquaintance at Milan and Phevalier Bunsen nt Rome; and in Italy, Byron sane him tho songs he wove. In Paris, Guizot Lamartmo and Do Tocquevillo wcro his companions. Ho survived them all, and no greater honor could bo paid lo Gcorgo Bancroft than to say that he was tho hon ored citii-on of this glorious Republic that he had helped to immortalize. But a few doors to the cast of Mr. Ban croft's, on tho corner of Hand IGth streets, is the homo of John Hay. By virtuo of its ago it has no place among tho historic homes of Washington, yet its Romanesque architecture gives it the appearance of a homo that will become historic m tho generations to come. Among the homes of the literati it has a place, and tho genius within its walls had but to look out of tho windows across La Fayette park to the home of the Presidents to touch the spring of memory and recall pages of history with which he was closely connected. Among the many historic homes in Washington, there is none within whoso hospitable walls moro distinguished people have resided than tho mansion No. 1651 Pennsylvania avenue. It is situated oppo site tho White House grounds, and has a familiar look to every observant citizen. It was built about the year 1810 by Joseph Lovcll, then Surgeon-General of the Army. Dr. Lovcll was born in Boston, Dec. 20, 178S, a century ago. Ho was appointed Surgeon in the War of 1812. From these windows were witnessed tho depredations of tho British, tho hurried flight of Dolly Madison, and the lighting of tho torch that sent tho lurid flames curl ing and mounting through beam and rafter until a blackened ruin was all that was left of the Nation's home. Dr. Lovell died Oet. 17, 183G, and soon after his death the property was purchased by Francis Preston Blair, sr. This house was his home during the period that ho was editor of tho Globe, at one time a Democratic paper of great influence. With Jackson's and Van Huron's Ad ministrations his influence was unbounded, and by many he was regarded as the power behind the throne greater than the throno itself. When Van Buren was candidate for the Free Soil party for the Presidency Mr. Blair supported him. In 1S55 he became a member of tho Republican party, with which he continued to alliliate until afttr the close of the war, when he drifted back to the party of which he had been so dis tinguished a member, and with which he had become so prominently identified in the early part of his life. He died at his country seat, Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Md., Oct. 18, 170, at the advanced age of 85 years. More than half a century ago this an cient knight and lady were often seen, mounted, riding along Pennsylvania ave nue toward their old home, in" which llieir son, Montgomery Blair, was living. We have shown w hat a power Mr. Blair was in the land for two generations. He was always the firm friend and strong admirer of "Old Hickory," and nothing gave 'him greater pleasure than to btroll into La Fayette Square and gaze upon the couestrian statue of .InoU!nn. -hih Ut pronounced the best likeness of the old nero extant, no matter what adverse cr.tx- gallant, manly hearts, glow ii" with pat asm might be given. He was the father of J ' & i i.rank l'. Blair, jr., whose early youth was spent in this house. The Blair mansion was rented to the Hon. George Bancroft during the short period that he was Secretary of the Navy, from 1815 to 18 10. .Mr. Bancroft w;& for several years the only surviving member of Mr. Polk's Cabinet. The next prominent person to occupy this house was Hon. John Y. Mason, Secretary of the Naw, from 1810 to 1819. Mr. Mason, prior to tin t time, had been a member of the Cons tilt -tional Convention of Virginia, from 1831 to 1837, when he was appointed Judge of tl e United States Court for Virginia. He wrs S cretary of the Navy unoer Presidents Tyler and Polk. He was appointed Mini -ter to France by President Pierce, where he remained until his death, in 185'). During the latter portion of Taylor's Ad ministration Hon. Thomas Ewing occu pied this house, he having been appointed by President Taylor to a scat in his Cab' net as Secretary of the Interior. Gen. Thomas Kwing, who distinguished hims-elf during the civil war upon the side of the Union, was his son. It was in this house, Juno 1, 1839, that Gen. W. T. Sherman, at that time a Lieu tenant, was married to Miss FJlen Bavks Ewing, daughter of Tom Fwing, by Rev. James Rider, President of Georgetown Co! lcifc After the death of Charles R. Sherman, in 1829, W. T. Sherman was adopted l Thomas Ewing and by him appointed to a cadetship to West Point. When the Mexican war broke out, he was sent to California, to meet Kearny's expedition crossing the plains. He was at that time First Lieutenant in the 3d Art. On his return he was married to Miss Ewing. There were present at the cere mony President Fillmore and his Cabinet, Daniel Webster, Ilqnry Clay, and a host oi other celebrities then residents of Wash ington. During President Fillmore's Administra tion, in 1850, ho invited the gifted, silver tongued Tom Corwin into his Cabinet, and while he held the position of Secretary of the Treasury he too occupied this house, adding one moro name to tho illustrious list that have called it their home. Since 1853 this historic mansion has been occupied by tho family of Mont "'Morv Bl.r. Mr. Rlnir was a Tneml'or or President Lincoln's Cabinet. Tho Winter in ido.1 will be long remembered for its bril liant receptions, for the elegance of fashion and social magnificence everywhere ex hibited. During the gay season Admiral and Mrs. Lee issued a thousand cards of invitation for a bridal party, the bride a daughter of Montgomery Blair. This partv is said to have been in point of numbers and distinction of tho guests, and the grand scale of nil its appointments, one of the most magnificent given in the Capital Montgomery Blair, though a member of President Lincoln's Cabinet, was one of I!?0 m!-0,8,1 Prominent and able supporters of Mr lilden in his efforts to have his claim !? " .residency recognized. When Mr. Blair died ho left a name unsullied. To be eonUnued.l ' Ton muoh elrnfn on the brnln nnd bodv mann im. puro blood. Hood'. Sarparllla makca pure blood. J ANDERSONVILLR (Continued from lirnt page.) . it-: likely to bo our abiding place for gome indefinite period in the future. As usual, this discovery rras the death warrant of many whose lives had only been prolonged by the hoping against hope that the mqyemeut would termi nate inside our lines. When the por tentous palisadessUbSved to a fatal cer tainty that the word of promise had been broken to their hearts, they gave up the struggle wearily, lay back on the frozen ground, and, died. Andrews and I were not in the humor for dying just then. Tho long impris onment, the privations of hunger, the scourging by the elements, the death of four out of every five of our number had indeed dulled and stupefied us bred an indifference to our own suffering and a seeming callousness to that of others, but there fctill burned in our hearts, and in the hearts of everyone about us, a dull, sullen, smoldering fire of hate and defi ance toward everything rebel, and a lust for revenge upon those who had showered woes upon our heads. There was little fear of death ; even the King of Terrors loses most of his awful character upon tolerably close ac quaintance, and we had been on" very intimate terms with him for a year now. lie was a constant visitor, who dropped in upon us at all hours of the day and night, and would not be. denied to any one. Since my entry into prison fully fifteen thousand boys had died around me, and in no one of them had I seen the least dread or reluctance to go. I believe this is generally true of death by disease everywhere. Our ever-kindly mother, Nature, only make3 us dread death when she desires us to preserve life. When she summons ub hence she tenderly provides that we shall willingly obey the call. More than for anvthiner else, we wanted to live now to triumph over the rebels. To simply die would be of little importance, but to die unrevenged would be fearful. If we the despised, the contemned, the insulted, the starved and maltreated could live to come back to our oppressors as the armed ministers of retribution, terrible in the remembrance of the wrongs of ourselves and comrades, irresistible as the agents of heavenly justice, and mete out to them that Bib lical return of sevenfold of what they had measured out to us, then we would be content to go to death aftenvards. Had the thrice-accursed Confederacy and our malignant gaolers millions of lives, our great revenge would have stomach for them all. CHAPTER ;LXVIII 1TKST DAYS AT FLQKKNCE INTRODUCTION TO LI HUT. HAKRLTT, THE KED-IIKADKD KEEPKK A BRIEF- DESCRIPTION OF OUR NEW QUARTERS WINDER'S il ALIGN IN FLUENCE MANIFEST. The December morning was gray and leaden ; dull, somber, Snow-Jaden clouds swept across tho sky before the soughing wind. The ground, frozen hard and stitT, cut and hurt our bare feet at every step ; an icy breeze drove in through the holes in our rage, and smote our bodies like blows irom sticks. The trees and shrub bery around were a3 naked and forlorn a3 in the North in the days of early Winter before the snow come?. Over and around us hung, like a cold' miasma, the sickening odor peculiar to Southern forests in Wintertime. Out of the naked, repelling, unlovely earth rose the Stockade in hideous ugliuess. At the gate the two men continued at their monotonous labor of tossing the dead of the previous day into the w'agou heaving into that rude hearse the in- animate remains that had once templed M A Shapeless riotism and devotipn'to country piling up listlessly and wearily, in a mass of nameless, emaciated corpses, fluttering with rags and swarming with vermin, the pride, the joy of a hundred fair Northern homes, whose light had now gone out forever. ,.i i Around the pris&H'walls shambled tho guards, blanketed ?i)ie Indiaus, and with laces aud hearts of wolves. Other rebels .also clad in .dingy butternut slouched around lazily, crouched over diminutive fires, and talked idle gossip in the broadest of "nigger" dialect. Officers swelled and strutted hither and thither, and negro serrants loitered around, striving to spread the least amount of work over the greatest amount of time. t While I tood gazing in gloomy silence at the depressing surroundings Andrews, les3 speculative anymore practical, saw a good-sized pine stump near by, which had so much of the earth washed away from it that it jooked as if it could be readily pulled up. We had had bitter f?p ?y si r f&Aiff'Zrn &y , ?Ha9aaaaaaaBaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaV jl 4t Z" " i" ye i; fiHEoBaaalKVflEaaam iaaPBP"L " fiQ MZf -JtitohX experience in other prisons as to the value of wood, and Andrews reasoned that ns wo would be likely to have, a repetition of this in the Stockade we were about to enter, we should make an eflort to secure the stump. We both attacked it, and after a great deal of hard work succeeded in uproot ing it. It was very lucky that wo did, since it was the greatest help in preserv ing our lives through the three long months that we remained at Florence. While we were arranging our stump so as to carry it to tho best advantage a vulgar-faced man, with fiery red hair, and wearing on his collar the 3'ellow bars of a Lieutenant, approached. This was Lieut. Barrett, commandant of the interior of the prUou, and more inhuman even than Capt. Wirz, because he had a little more brains than the commandant at Auderaonville, and this extra intellect was wholly devoted to cruelty. Aa he came near he com manded, in loud, brutal tones : " Attention, prisoners ! " We all stood up and fell in in two ranks. Said he : " By companies, right wheel, march ! " Thi3 was simply preposterous. As every soldier knows, wheeling by com panies is one of the most difficult of rua nuvers, and requires some preparation of a battalion belore attempting to execute it. Our thousand was made up of in fantry, cavalry, and artillery; represent ing, perhaps, 100 different regiments. We had not been divided off into companies, and were encumbered with blankets, touts, cooking utensils, wood, etc., which prevented our moving with such freedom as to make a company wheel, even had ue beeu divided up into companies and drilled for the ma nuver. The attempt to obey the com mand was, of course, a ludicrous failure. The rebel officers standing near Bar rett laughed openly at his stupidity in giving such an order, but he w'as furious, lie hurled at us a torrent of the vilest abuse the corrupt imagination of man can conceive, and swore until he was fairly black in the face. He fired his revolver off over our heads, and shrieked and shouted until he had to stop from sheer exhaustion. Another officer took command then, and marched us into prison. Wo found this a small copy of An derson ville. There was a stream run niug north and south, on either side of which was a swamp. A Stockade of rough logs, with the bark still on, in closed several acres. The front of the pris-ou wan toward the west. A piece ol artillery stood before the gate, and a platform at each corner bore a gun, elevated enough to rake the whole inside of the prison. A man stood behind each of these guns continually, bo as to open with them at any moment. The earth was thrown up against the outside of the palisades in a high -embankment, along the top of which tho guards on duty walked, it being high enough to elevate their head, shoulders, aud breasts above the tops of the los. Inside the inevi table dead-line wa3 traced by running a furrow around the prison 20 feet from the Stockade with a plow. In one respect it wjis an improvement on Andersonville : regular streets were laid off', so that motion about the camp was possible, and cleanliness was pro moted. Also, the crowd inside was not so dense as at Camp Sumter. The prisoners were divided into hun dreds and thousands, with Sergeants at J it 11 j! "! a T ine neaus or tne divisions. A. very good police force organized and offi cered by the prisoners maintained order and prevented crime. Thefts and other offenses were punished, as at An dersonville, by the Chief of Police sen tencing the offenders to be spanked or tied up. Mass of Kuixs." We found very many of our Ander sonville acquaintances inside, and for several days comparisons of experience were in order. They had left Ander sonville a few days after us, but ucre taken to Charleston instead of Sa au nah. The same story of exchange wa dinned into their ears until tlley arrivef' at Charleston, when tho truth was tolt them, that no exchange was contem plated, and that they had been deceived for the purpose of getting them safel out of reach of Sherman. Still, they were treated well in Charleston better than they had been anywhere else. Intelligent physician had visited the sick, prescribed fo, them, furnished them with proper medi cines, and admitted the worst cases tu the hospital, where they were given something of tho care that one vould expect in such an institution. Wheat bread, molasses, and rice werr issued to them, and also a lew spoonful of vinegar, daily, which were verj 1 grateful to them in their scorbutic con-, dition. The citizens sent in clothing, food, and vegetables. The Sisters of Charity were indefatigable in minister ing to the sick and dying. Altogether, their recollections of the place were quite pleasant. Despito the disagreeable prominence which the city had in the Secession movement, there was a very strong Union element there, and many men found opportunity to do favora to the prisoners and reveal to them how much they abhorred secession. After they had been in Charleston a fortnight or more the yellow fever broke out in the city, and soon extended its ravages to the prisoners, quite a num ber dying from it. ' To be continued.) A Premium Well LaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaP -B '""-$' ij Ffiaaakr-,.,'!'iaBB --, Miif.nmayiTaTMajBMHlarjiartr v rw ' ja MHBaaaA. Y3Ltt$39BHaaaaaaH aValaV rQMalaaaar "fr rsL yajMw :fSmM aRD39 v- t iBf a ' iiucesaecwlaaaHaaVaaaaaaT aVK SV.TaW tt r ' fZ&'"vZu- aaH at, ? '-, &j .c-yvv " v?v H '?"'" -vJTpsajv. , . usSfL''.. "fTryi"" ' -.v jl H E?. . '".t--'-fjaaaaaaaV . -t- ?s- - - cim. tm aWfe. .T"yTT;;7St3aa3BaaaaV h .' .Gr'r-" - x'sSI K-jiJhr2acaafiHaaaaHaV. ? Xkv-tX'S? " ? i'ir "TB Beautiful China, Decorated In Three Colors. Pure white back ground, Gold edges. Every housekeeper takes pride in her china. We have provided for .the benefit of crcr lady renders nnd el nb-raisers-n set of decorated gold-edged American china of the grado known as semi porcelain This ware is of a superior character. It is highly ornamented in artistic designs done in three colore. In addition to the coloring, winch is upon a puro white background, the pieces are gold-edged, as indicated in the cut. We do not sell this china, as we have sold many hundred eeta in former years, but this season we will give them all away as premiums to clnb-raisers. We have two sets of this china: First, a 56-piece set, whieh consists of 12 plates, 12 frnit-'aacere. a teapot and cover, a sugar-bowl and cover, a creamer, one bowl, one dozen teacups, one dozen saucers to match, one bread-plate, and one cake-plate. We have also a dinner and tea set combined, consisting of 84 pieces. This dinner set comprises 12 dinner plates, 12 tea-plates, 12 cups, 12 saucers to match, 12 fruit-saucers, 12 individual butter plates, two cake-plates, one teapot and cover, one sngar-bowl and cover, ono creamer, one bowl, one largo meat-platter, one large, stylish gravy-boat, and one large vegetable dish and cover, making in all a complete dinner set of 84 pieces. A china outfit that will grace any table in the country, and last a careful honsekeeper a lifetime. .Remember that this china is no cheap English or German stuff, made specially for export, but first-clasa American ware, nnsurpased in the potteries of the world. We will send the 5G-piece tea set to any of our friends who will send us a clnb of 10 yearly subscribers to The National Tkibuxe at $1 each, and 1 additional money to help pay the expense of packing and shipping. 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The case is solid nickel, having the ejeact appearance of silver. f'HlS 15 N6 TOY, but an ordinary modern watch which will last for years, and one which any person may be proud to carry. It is guaranteed by the manu facturer and by us. A watch like thi3 a generation ago would have cost $20, j but the fact is it contains appliances un known at that time. In, addition to the watch we send in every instance a handsome chain and charm, so that the outfit is ready to put on and wear as soon as received. HOW TO GET IT. We do not sell this watch without the paper, and no one can secure one of these splendid timepieces by itself. We will send this watch by mail to any per son who will send us a club of only F0UB YEARLY SUBSCRIBERS. Understand that you pay nothing for the watch, but send us four names and addresses of subscribers to The Na tional Tribune with 61 for each sub scriber, who will receive the paper for one year, and we will send you the uaicu, cnaiu ana charm, postpaid, to Address THE JtfATIOSAt E. O. ITJ11, Eanderie, Mo., scnd3 his anb scription for another year. Ho writes that he ban taken the paper many years. He sajs : "I hnro alwajs believed it theonlj consistent, vigorous, and reliable ndvotate of the rct enm's rights, and thna believing I am -working to secure clubs of newsnbscribera. I -will take the paper until the day of my death," The goods advertised in this newspaper aro for sale by home merchants. You can get the right thing by pressing yrtur demand gently but firmly Established. In 1SC7. Dr J. M. Willis, a specialist of Crawforda ville, Ind., will send free by mail to all who send him their address a package of Pansy Compound, which is two weeks' treatment, with printed instructions, and is a positive euro for constipation, bilious ness, dyspepsia, rheumatism, neuralgia, nervous or s;ck headache, la grippe, and blood poison. Trade-marks and labels of standard goods aro sometimes ingeniously imitated. Remember this when you go shopping. Worth Earning. My wife is well pleased with them. I feel well paid for time used in getting up the club. Yours truly, Geo. M. Doty. Niles, O., Nor. 18, 1897. Editob National Tkibune. Dear Sib: The premium dishes hara arrived, and I must say that my wife is very much pleased with them. Edward "Whtiehousx. TRIBUNE, Washington, . C. an Hour's Work. your address absolutely free of charge. In aadition, the subscribers will each: receive two great war books, described elsewhere. This makes club-raising easy. No one, therefore, need be without a watch equal for keeping time to any in the neighborhood. It will not take an hour for anyone to get up this small club of only four subscribers at SI each for the best family newspaper in the United States. As Good as Gold. Oak Thorpe, O.. July 26, 1897. Editor National Tribune : The ivatch came all right. I have seen a good many premium watches, hut yours beats anything that ever came to these parts. I gave it to my boy and he thinks it as good as gold. , Isaac L. Thomas. "She is a Dandy." Con'neb Creek, Ore., May, 1S97. The watch received and surprised me; she is a dandy. Can't see hovr you can put up such a good timekeeper and well-fiuished watch for a small club. Out here this tvatch would cost $3 or $10. Yours, &c , Ciias. "Weyjuak. Ton Claim Tor It. Editor National Tribune: I received the watch as a premium. It is all you claim for it, and I "like it so well that I am going to try for another club. It keeps perfect time. CnARLES Y. DeMunbrun, Littlt York, Ind. TRIBUNE, Washington, B. O. Is ..' !