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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASH IN Gf (TON, D. C, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3Q. 1S97.
7 KM ;f' ?. MSL Here iW looms A MEACE OF PEARLS ........ .And Men and Women live Near Nature'sHearJ. By john Mcelroy. Coprrlcbt, 1897, by Wie puttlisliers of Tins Ka tiokal Tjubuxe. bxnopsis or riiKVJOUS CHAPTER!. The scone of this story of the war period -Is laid in the Southern Allegany Mountains. The hero, Henry Clay Pollock, is a sturdy young mountaineer; his betrothed, the ,hcroihct Miriam lnrule, is the daughter of Robert lnrule, one of the descendants of the honest, hardy men who penetrated into the mountains, and, amid pioneer hardships and dangers, located rude but comforable homesteads. Elder Slormnont is a Method ist circuit rider. Early in the story, at Jn rule's house, he with lnrule and Pollock engage in a hot political discussion with Col. Khea, a bitter secessionist and slave holder, who, enraged fit the other:-,' Joyalty and the preacher's Later public speeches, vows to 4,leach them their duly." The Sang-diggcrs, who all belong to the secession element, and come under fvhea's military authority, annoy the Inrules, Pollock and Stommont in various ways. The wife of one of the leaders of the Sang diggers, Hill Hoskins, seeks protection from her husband til the Inrules, and re sides with them. Disgusted at the failure of his men (o capture Pollock, Rhea leads them in two parlies (o attack Pollock's home: the detachments fire into each other in the darkness and several are hurt. Khea ents his wrath by burning Pollock's prop erly. Pollock and others join Gen. Ne' hon's army at Camp Diclc Robinson, in iventucky, and are soon in active work. Meanwhile, at home, the Imu'c boys and Miriam burn an important bridge, to inter fere with rebel movements. Elder Slorn inont several times narrowly escapes cap ture l-y the rebels. lnrule and his sons iire arrested for burning the bridge. The. Elder, in a note lo Col. Ehea, declares he is responsible for the work, arid offers to give himself up upon release of the Inrules. The Inrules are released. J?hea, silting in pretended military court, sentences Stornmont to be hanged. The Unionists determine to release him by force. As they approach the rebel camp they meet the Elder, who has been released in the midst of a disastrous hurricane that partly de stroyed the warehouse in which he was confined. The rebel camp is then de molished and the rebels put to flight. Col. Rhea is taken priboner, but is rescued by rebel cavalry. Gen. George H. Thomas takes command of Camp Dick Robinson. He captivates the Tenncssceans by his manner. The rebel Gen. Zoll'coffer makes an advance, and Pollock and Jus comrades are sent out to secure information. Pollock and his companions report, and a Union victory is won. Capt. Sam Griggs, the former overseer and now military henchman of Col. Rhea, makes a descent w-ith a large party on In rule's farm, and runs off the stock. lnrule and his sons hide their supplies in woods and cave. Griggs returns, and, exasper ated at finding so little plunder, fires the stables and cribs. Miriam receives a com forting letter from Pollock. He participates in the battle of Mill Springs. Dur'ng the pursuit of the rebels, Pol lock and his companions come across Col. Rhea, wounded and deserted by his men, but do not molest lrm. The rebels desert their woiks and burn the boats by which they cross the river. Bill Hoskins is brought by companions ,to the Inrules wounded and in a very humble spirit; they bring the first news of the battle; they are given food. "3vo; yon never wuz fond o1 hard woric at any time," interjected Jiobcrt lnrule. ""We'uns hadn't seen any great power ,o Yankees, an' didn't believe thar wuz any bi dy that could stan' agin sich a host as we had. AVe wanted t' go on furrier, t' whar our friends wnz, an' the country wuz rich an' full o' good things, jest as the ossifers'd promised us. "We .kicked air grumbled about bavin' t' work so .haul, tin' some o' the men throwed down their shovels an' axes an' said they'uns wouldn't work no more, an' Zollicofier had t put they'uns in the jryaid housenn threaten to shoot thev'uns." ''Hit'd made better men o' you'ns if you'd bin made t? work when you'ns wuz boys," remarked Robert lnrule. "UuL yo' didn't git shot in the leg for refusin' t' work, did yo'?' . " No; I tell 3-0', I got shot in battle, when ole ZollicofTer wuz done killed." Every time that Hoskins repeated that Zollicofier had been killed his auditors' hearts leaped in exultation. There was a joy in just saying it over and over again. "You got the fort built," said the Elder, impatient for the continuance of the narra tive. ' Wlinf i i -vtn ? liun O i -- -...- .... j . yxl llll 11 . ""We built a great big town of houses for the ossifers an: men t' live in, stables for the bosses, an' sheds for the provisions an' amniy nition. an' hospitals for the sick. "Why, hit made the biggest town yo' ever seed. I dc clar, I re;kon hit wuz biggcr'n Knoxville. An' hit looked a3 if we meant V stay thar for ever, an' hit made the boys mad, bekase we didn't want I' stay thar. Lord, how little we'uns ktiowed." "That is true," said the Elder. "But how long did yon stay there? Not long, for yoji haven't been away from here but a few weeks." ' Only a fev weeks ? Hit seems t' me that hit's bin yeats since we'uns loft ole Tennessee. But, then, I remember hit wuz jest beginnin' t be good coou-huntin' when we crossed the mouu tings." "You were thinking more about hunting people who served the Lord and were loyal to their Got eminent than about hunting rac coons," said the Elder sternly. "But please go on." "The Yankees kept a-gittin' sassier an' sassier, an' thar seemed many more o' they' uns. Thl'V'miS 'd pnilld rifrlifr tim . cl.nf "n"1' "I' oiuaju CHAPTER XX. It seemed as if Bill Hoskins and his com panions conld never eat enough. Bountiful as had been the supply set before them they ate up every crumb, and gnawed at the . 'bones as long as there was a particle of meat upon them. "Sartiuly they'uns must 've bin starvin'," said Robert lnrule aside to the Elder. "Yes," replied the Elder. "The devil's service is hard, and his wages are sorrow, fihamc and death. But many there be who - will forve him." " Hit goes agin my grain, maitilv," said lnrule, "but I'm gwiue t' give these fellers a dram o' whisky all around t' loosen their tongues. "We may git oaten "em news of importance." "I think you are shrewd, brother, but I'll .not countenance you in it. You can do so while I'm out, looking after raj' horse." "When the Elder came back, Hoskins and fithc rest had each been given a generous gourdful of com whisky, and were in the mood for talking. lnrule nodded to the Elder to open up the conversation and draw them out. . ""Where were you wounded, Hoskins?" lie asked. "In the leg," replied Hoskins, with a piteous groan. "I'll show you." "No; not now. I mean at what place?" "At the crossin' of the Cumberland. Yo' done seen us when wc went through here? " uhs. xneyuns 'a come right mto our camps, an' when we'uns 'd send out passcls o' men t' lick 'em they'uns wouldn't ran like they'uns useter, but stan' an' font, an' sometimes drive our men back inter camp. I didn't like the way they'uns acted at all. It got to be a good deal comfort abler t' shoot at they'uns from behind the banks we'uns ?d throwed up than t' go inter the woods a'tcr they'uns." A conGrmatory groan came from TToskins's companions, and brought a smile to the faces of the others. "We'uns'd skeercely got the fort an' the houses done finished," continued Hoskins, "when Jineral Zollicofier ordered every man t' be ready at midnight t' march out and drive the Yankees away. I'd rather staj'ed in the cabin that I'd worked so hard t' build, fur a cold rain wuz comin' down, butlCunnel Rhea an' Capt. Sam Griggs cum around an' said that every man must go, an' they'd hold me 'sponsible fur gittin' all my men out. Sometime a'ter midnight we'uns all started with Jineral ZollicofTer up near the front. Hit wuz still rainin', an' the mud jest orful. I didn't want t' go out t' fite a single mile." Another confirmatory groan fiom the others. iong about davhght thar begin t' be lively sliootin' up ahead. 'Jest Kunnol olford'8 critter company,' sez Capt. Sam Griggs. ' We'uns '11 scatter they'uns mouty quick.' But they'uus didn't seem f scatter. "We'uns all had t' stop an' stand thar in the rain, while the shootin' kep' up. Thou hit went back, but mouty slow, an' we'uns went ahead a little ways, when bang! went more'n a million guns to wtinsr, follered by a reg'lar rain o' shots. " "We'uns seem t've run onter a rigiment,' sez Xunn.el Rhea. '"We'uns 'II drive 'em without any trouble.' But they'uns didn't seem t' drive at all. They'uns stuck right thar, as if they'uns wuz fast in the mud, an' kept up the most infernalest shootin.' " 1 wuz watchiu' Kunnel Rhea, an' I see his face look troubled. An ossifcr cum splat term' up an' fcez: " Kunnel Rhea, the Yan kees air stubborn. The Jineral directs that yo' take yo' rijimeut through the woods t' the left an' git on thar eend.' Kunnel Rhea gives the orders, an' we'uns start off through the woods for the Yankees' eend. We'uns come out inter an ole field, an' jest then thar riz up afore we'uns a hull field fullo' Yan kees what hadn't bin foutiu' at all jest waitin' for we'uns. We'uns double-quicked 'roun' inter line. les, I was watching you from the top of an' begun walkin' right towards thev'uns fcassalras Mountain. I was not particular about yourseeing me, though." " Well, did yo' ever, in all your bom days, see so many men as we had? I had no idee thar wuz so many in the 'varsal world. I thought we'uns had enough f whip all crea tion, let alone jest the Yankees. ! won dered why ZollicofTer done ttik along so many. When we'd come t' the top of a mounting I could Fee 'em as fur ahead as I could we an' as fur behind as I could" sec an' they wuz on the right aud Jeft iest as thick." J " Yes. the sight depressed Brother lnrule greatly, but J bade him be of good cheer. The Loid lias always more under his banners than the devil has. lJut where did vou go ? " "We wuz marc-bin' for the Cumberland River, an t' run the Lincoliiites clean out of Kaiiitacky. I wuz sho' we'uns 'd do hit without no trouble. Occasionally we'd ecc Jiule passed of Yankees in blue clothes. Thcy'uiiH 'd be watehin' us from the hill tops, an' 'd ran when we come a-uigh. I thought 1 never seed sich cowards. It wuz lote o' fun runnia a'ter they'uns an' fchoot iu' at they'nns t' make 'em run faster. I thought we never wuz gwiue t' have a reg' lar battle. " But when we got t' the Cumberland thar was moie o' they'uns, and they'uns wuz much aa-isier. They'uns wouldu't run so easy. Iheyuns 'd hue the rier bank, an' shoot over at us powerfully. I got so 's I didn't like tJ go t' the river, fur vou didn't know but vo' mout git a Lincoln bullet." t,M ye5" id iht Kluer eagerly. hat happened mxt V " "The Yankees had caunons. an' shot at us with tue,u. jiucraj jfcllicoifcr'd shoot back ,vliWJ uus Willi cannons, an' make thev'uns up an' go a;av. Binu.W if the river. ;m tli.i t;..-...,i . n: v. Hit XL 1 ? m tb,c "a681 fort iH the w. JJlt wuz bJ"irer thru, .. i,ic , r.,.,.e Tit:.,. ."" "-"-uu.t:u o- your 'u""D) ieicr jurute. abut acrost an' throwed We'uns dtir AUU, Un un!it.-R .ill i ,..., I An .-.-. "" 1, iu eui. We'uns couldn't undcrotan' hit at aH Wc Jhought ole Zollic fTer wuz oimeeLtrVlv BkeeredaUtowunbt. What wuz the use o' lixm' all them e'er things up agin the Yan kees if we wuz a-gwine V run thev'uns oaten thee untry, jest as we'uns had bin a-doiu? T . 7 y11'1 we Ko right ahead as we had ' "cujjsu ncKea uiev 11ns tney uus d stand every time mr wiow iiriif ir' hadn't jined the army t' come Town tlwr au' air caop all daylong m the raiu." shootin' an' Jiollenn' as we went. I expected v see nicy uns oreaK up an' skip for the woods behind they'uns. But they'uns didn't run any more'n the rail fences an' the trees. I never seed men act so queer. They'uns j ist stood without movin' or shootin' back, an' watched we'uns comin' acrost the field. I wondered if they'uns intended t' stand right thar an' let we'uns bayonet they'uns." "Kunnel Rhea done ordered us t' fix bayo nets, when I beared de Yankees blow a horn. All thar guns come up at wunst an' all flashed at wunst, an' hit teemed t' me that our whole line wuz knocked over inter the mud at one orful blast, iiy Lord, hit wuz jest tumble! I never drejimed of anything so fearful. The ground wuz kivvered with our dead an' wounded, an' the yelling o' the wounded wuz enough t' make your blood run told." A still deeper groan from his companions. " We'uns who hadn't bin hit turned an' run back t' the woods whar we'd bin, fol lowed by Kunnel Rhea an' the nafo' the ossifers, swearin' an' enssin' awful. Thev'uns got we'uns together agin, an' we begun shoot in' acrost thq field at the Yankees, who jest loaded up thar guns agin, au' stood thar still, waitin' for we'uns t' c dne out agin. "But ueuiis wuzzent dum fools, an' we'uns didn't do hit no more. My God, how tliat country seemed t' suddtntlyswariiMvith Yaukees. All the woods an' fields wuz fairly alive with they'nns. They'uns seemed I' riic right up oaten the ground, and alters lie staudin' in long, solid lines that'd break out in leg'lar whirlwinds of lire and bullets that'd sweep our men afotc they'uns like chaff afore the wind. Our mend yell an: holler, an' ruhh at they'uns as if they'd tear they'uns t pieces. They'uns VI stan' thar like rocks, an' never say nary a word till a'ter they'uns shot, when they'uns 'd cheer. "I felt sick when we'uns started out, but I gotsicker every minute, till 1 could skeerce ly hold my head up. But Col. Rhea kep' riding' up an' down, cussiu' an' swarm' aud threaten in' t' kill ary man what didn't stan' up, an' I wuz obleeged t' keep in my place. A'rlcr tliis'd went on hit seemed t' me for years an' years, another os-ifer cum splatter in' up an'donc tolc Kunnel Rhea that Jineral Zollicofier wuz killed, and the fout seemed gwiue agin weuns, an' that we'uns must all bustle over t' the left, whar they hoped t' geuicr together au' win the battle " We'uns all run over thar, and fouud our j au' drive the Yankees back, Is a beautiful possession. If a woman owns one, and if a single pearl drops off the string, she makes haste to find and restore it. Goodjiealth is a more valuable possession than a necklace of the most beautiful pearls, yet one by one the jewels of health slip away, and women seem indifferent until it is almost too late, and they cannot be restored. To die hefore you are really old is to suffer premature death, and thatis a sin. It is a sin "because it is the result .of repeated violations of nature's laws. Pain, lassitude and weariness, inability to sleoj), dreadful dreams, starting violently from sleep, are all symptoms .of nerve trouble. You cannot have nerve trouble and keep your .health. Jn ninety-nine cases out of a hundred the womb, the.ovaries and the bladder are affected. They are not vital-organs, hence tihay give out soonest. Mrs. liydia JE. Pinkham's Vegetable Com pound, by buiMing up the nerves and restoring woman's organism to its natural state, relieves all these trouble some uterine symptoms. In confirmation, of this we by permission, refer to the following women, all of wnom speaic iroui cspenence: Miss Celia Yan Hoiw, 1912 Sharswood SU Philadelphia, Pa.; Miss OitAcn Colloiid, 1431 Eastern Ave., Cincinnati, O.; Miss. Keweh., 50 Ryerson St.. Brooklyn, 2,T. Y.; Mrs. Isabel OiiVAia, 220 Chestnut St., Woburn, Alass., Mus. A. JI. Cole, New lioclielle,- N. Y.. and manv others JLor special s3'mptoms Mrs. Pmlcham has Sanative Wash, which will evfl-c local troubles, medicines a trial. Write to Frs. Pinkham, Lynn, Mass., if you are not quite satisfied ; you exjj address private questions to a woman. men swarmin' thar like bees in June. few $ll 5? iWyf f M$ prepared a (Jive thesa wuz so many o' them that I begun Thar t' feel better, an' hope that we'uns'd lick the Yankees yit. Wc laid down in the shoe makes behind a high rail fence, an' begun shootin' acrosstlhe field at tho Yankees, who made the hill on the other side blue as indigo. "Our cannon were brung up tin' begin bangin' at they'uns. Thar cannons shot back, au' thar wuz the orfullcst noise. "The Yankees bio wed horns, an' than a great wave o' they'uns rolled right down to wards we'uns. They'uns wuz so thick that yo' couldn't see the ground behind they'uus. Thar ossifers wuz ridin' behind waviu' their swords; they wuzzent savin' a word, but the horns'd blow every minute or two. It wuz jest frightful t' look at. "We'uns begun shootin' at they'uns as fast as we could load an' fire, but whenever we dropped a man another'd take his place, au' the line cum steadily on. When they got about a hundred stepa from our fence the horns blowed agin, all the guns come up, an' they give us a blast what knocked the splin ters often the rails all aroun' we'uns. The next thing I knowed they wuz pokin' thai- guns through the fence at we'uns, Dcir wuz four ob dora. De boys looked nt de caps on deir guns, an' den at Mis tuh Jo. "We'll let de rebels take deni," sez Mis tub Jo, "an' den we'll take dem back ain. Dar'll be no trouble We're six tub deir four. It'll leach de Majah a good lotion." Wc crop' up close tub do house, behind a bunch ob laylock bushes. De rebels galloped straight to de door an' jumped off. Do iMajah an' de Adjutant, beared dom acomin, an' run out, follered by de gals. "O, dart,' my dour bruddor Dob," sez Mixs iVoll. "I done sent fob him tub make our party complete." "Sorry that 1 can't stay long wid you, Nell," sez de rebel; "1 jest come wid un in vite from President Davis for dis gentle men (pintin' his revolver at the flip 'Majah) lull visit Richmond. Probably be wamtn tub consult wid him on important matters connected wid de war. An' I must ask you tub be in a hurry about acceptin'. President Davis kain wait arninnit." "I suppose 1 shall have to," sez de Ma jah ruefully, for he had not even his pistol wid him. "Noll, bring out deir caps. ISbw. gentle men, git on your bosses quick. Business air pressin'." Jest as dcy come down de steps wc piled out from behind de laylocks, an Mistub Jo, steppin' forward wid his gun' cooked, sez: "We don't seem lub've bin invited by nobody, but we're here all de same, an' we. bring a very pressin' invite from Jineral MuCIellan tub come tub his Headquarters dis vcrry minnit. He said he'd rudder r.ee you alive, but it didn't matter much if you should happen tub be dead. I shall bub tub trouble you '"or dem pistols an' t'ings. You won't need dem at Point Lookout." Jest tub gib pint tub Irs renin ks T whaled away wid my rock at dat nigger, an' weighed him out about a hundred and fiftv pounds in de butt ob his car. "ft's a nasty mean, Yankee trick," screamed Miss Nell. "You hateful, low lived ossifers you planned all this out jest tub canture my poor dear brother, an' you'll murder him, J know." "Jest so," grinned Mistub Jo. "A couple ob soft-headed ossifers go out tub ketch some gals. De gals set up,a job tub ketch dem, an' we hotel) de ketehers. Prettv cute trick all 'roun'. Let's git back tub camp." , . r.AlIIJ?: Valuable advice ami a simple Cnro for all Women's Weaknesses scut FREE. Ad dress Sirs. L. Uuriuut, South Rend, Iud. Pmsonal ItekollrkbunK of an Army Co ole. The 'War Viewed from the Kear. When Mistub Jo ,told the ossifers what had happened out at de ole Quaker's, aji what purty daughters de ole Quaker had, de flip Majah wuz jest crazy tuh, go out dab an' see dom He'd nebber sparked a Quaker gal in his life, an' he wuz sho' dat his brass buttons an' fine cloze would fetch her on sight, de minnit dat she laid eyes on him, spite ob her peace prinser-puls. ' 1 don't Pink I'd Majah," sez Mistub day time. Dese Johnnies is a watehin' us PEflSIOfl DEGISIOflS. Cases of Interest Disposed of by Mr. Davis. fin v iinv . . 1 iii'n nniMro trsi fs s.-w .i -i . . . . -. 1 . ... . wuz itimnin' up an' ruiiuii' back. We ""r V'1" " ",l" ".'Vi'i ' " u "uin.iugs, " I 'k ti ' iki i-ikfk fiif . 1 r . . I . ,. .... ... r . A .. .1 , " vitij out; tutii muu ii.it vvu Illillvu. iV man kain go a rtuartcr ob a mile from In overruling motion lor reconsideration in the claim for minor's pension under act of June 27, lfct'O, filed by Georgia A. Davis, for child of the late John Davis, Co. G, 23d I, b. C. Jnf., the decision notes that recon- t-If!ril I 411 t tir! f .( ;if iIo f Iio Virrttn resk gwine out dar, t ion of rejection made on tho ground that .w, "t'"v " 'i- (ccci'swiWKlPr ill c ;l wk nw niriMi-mir skeetcd over the hill, au' everybody seemed breakin' back for our fi.rt. I wished then we'd built the fort miles further out. Every body wuz runnin' fit t' break his neck t' git back in under the kivver o' them mud-banks. The Yankees was follerin' us up, checrin' an' shootin'. " I throwed away everything I had on me, an' then my gun. Kunnel Khea wuz ridiu' along with us, tryin' t' git we'uns t' stop an' reform, but that fouc at the fence settled us all. If we couldn't stop the Yankees thar we couldn't nowhar outside o' the fort. Jiime by Kunnel lihea got a bullet through his leg, but he rid on till his boss wuz struck with a piece of a bum-shell. He called I' we'uns t' help him off. an' we toted him a long ways tiirthe bullets got t' comin' too fast, when we toted him inter a cattle shed an' laid him down on tho cornstalks, in spite 0' hiscussin'." " We'uns had hung too fur back, as hit wuz, fur jest a'ter we left him a Yankee bullet went through my leg. But we wuz nigh the fort then, an' I begged the boys t' tote me in. When wc got inside I reckoned bo still safer if wc went acrost the The boys reckoned they would, too. we'd river. 'p They got a hos3 an' carried me over on the fust boat, an' it wuz lucky that they done so, fur lots of 'em wuz loft on the other side when tho rest o' the army got acrost an' burned the boats fcothat the Yankees couldn't foller. "Over the river, the whole army broke up, an' everybody started for home as best lie could. We'uus is licked, an' the war's over. We ain't gwine t' fout no more. We can't whip the whole 'varsal world. I hope you'ns '11 let bygones bo by-gones. We didn't do nothin' t' you'113 except under orders, an' hated t' have t' do hit." " William He-skins," said the Elder sternly, "do not add lying to your othcrsins. If this awful chastisement to you and your co-workers in inhiuity shall bring you to a true repentance it will be well. .May be there are some seeds of grace even in your heart which will grow and make for righteousness. If you shall bring foith fruits meet for re pentance we shall extend to you the hand of forgiveness. But you must licgin now to live a new life. Brethren and sisters, let us all unite in singing. "'Praise God from whom all blessiii"s flow.' Aud they lifted up their voices with a gladness of thanksgiving surpassing any that their whole lives had brought to them. To be continued. A it SH11 jP&x&k r ft EQ-!9m .jy aj? The advantage of a policeman over a burglar is that the of ficer has the law on his side. Health has the same advantage over discabe. The Law of Nature is for people to be healthy. When they are sick, Nature helps to cure them. Nature's law is the guide for cur ing sick people. There is no way but Nature's way. What the doctors call many different diseases Nature cures in one way; by nourishing the whole body with aood. nure. rich, red blood. That is Nature's way of curing bcrofula, erysipelas, kidney and "liver com plaint," consumption and every form of eruptive aud wasting disease. When you want to help Nature with medicine the med icine must work the same way as Nature works, then it has the laws of Nature on its side to make it powerful. That is the secret of Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Dis covery's wonderful cures. It assists Nature according- lo her own laws ; it is on Nature's bide and Nature helps it; it imparts new power to the nutritive and blood making or gans to create a large quantity of fresh, red, healthy blood which drives every germ of disease out of the system and builds up fctrong healthy tissues and solid flesh. The "Discovery" completely clears away every form of blood-disease from the system ; It even cures consumption. It is the only true radical cure for that disease; facts and testi mony to prove it. "J would like to tell the whole world what your Golden Medical Discovery lias done for me. The doctor, who is considered an expert on lime troubles, told ine I had consumption. He said lioth my lungs were diseased and I could not live long. I felt dowu-hearted for I have dear little children to live for. I just went to him to get his opinion. I am glad I did for now I know what your medicine will do. When I started pn the tecond lottle I was belter in every way and was able to take a walk on every fine dnv. I enjoyed my sleep, my appetite was koqA, and by the time I had finished the second bottle I began to feel like a new woman. I still had a cough, so I got a third bottle and by the time it was half gone I was completely cured." (Mrs.) J-Ayxjfctsfcl&d' fj Mary St., Hamilton, Ont, Can. camp widdout deir bein' right on tub him." "O, things 've HJin mighty quiet for a week or two' .sez, tie flip .Majah. "I think I'll try it. All de1' rebels 've gone over to Orange CoaJit Jlouscwhar Leo is." "Detter write tode manager ob de Hotel Libby and engage grooms afore you go out," sez Mistub Jo. "Taint de business ob enlisted men tub gib deir ossifers advice," sez de flip Majah. "Time enough lo .gib your opinions, sab, when dey're axed fob." "All right," sez Misluh Jo tub do rest ob us, after de flip Majah 'd gone tuh his tent tuh fix up tuh smash de Quaker gal's heart. "De fust duty ob a private sober is tub furnibh gumption tub an' take ke'er ob de men jtlat Abe Lincoln in bis weak mo ments makes ossiform ob. We'll blip out quietly, an' keep an eye on dat masher. While do regiment wouldn't lose much if de rebels should gobble 'iin, yet I doan want dem tub git de lafT on us dat away." We poked off into the woods whar no body could see u-s, but whar wc could hah a good view ob de road leadin' tub de ole Quaker's. Binieby we see a tall, lank buzzard, in butternut cloze, wid a. gun in his ban' a scttin' on his boss watehin' de valley. He struck into de woods as ho see us. "Git, you .slab-sided son ob secession," said Mistub Jo, sendin' a bullet after him. "Wish I'd seen you sooner." Bimeby, we see de (lip Majah an' de Ajulant come lopjn 011 ten camp, dressed up finer'n peacocks. Deir brass buttons glittered in de sun till you could hab seen dem clear to Washington. Jest den we see two young women, dressed in Quaker cloze, come ridin' up de road. "Dem aint de Quaker's wimmen folks," sez Mistub Jo, aidgin' down toward de road. "Day may be Quakers, but some how dey don't look like it tuh me." We aidged ober into a hazel thicket nigh which dey'd hab tuh pass. We could hear dem. talk an' laugh loud as dey come up de road. "Dat ain't Quaker-like, at all," sez Mis tub Jo. "it wuz mighty smart in yo' tub think ob our dressin' up like Quaker gals, Nell," sez one ob de wimmen, "Your head's fuller ob tricks dan a pet crow's." "Don't know 'bout dat, Sue," said de udder. "Pet crow's mighty tricky. Hut 1 reckoned dat as Quaker gals we could go right trough de Yankee camp, an' see any t'ing we pleased, an' git all de informa shun dat Col. Mosby wants. Do Yankees reckon all de Quakers air sure enough Moil,' an' nebber Pink ob suspieion'n' 'em. Bless my cyey, here come two Yankeo ossifers, alone an' all dressed up, out on a crinoline scout, bet's wait till dey come up. Now, Sue, keep your face straight and be keerful ob your 'tbees' an' 'thous.' You must talk like the Bible." "Nober fear me. 1 hain't been tuh Sun day school for ntifiin'." De flip iMajah and de Ajulant come up all smiles an' bows an' pullin' off hats. "Good day, ladies," sez "Beautiful dav." "Yea, verily," said Nell, smiles on de earth to-day." "But de day wasn't nearly so beautiful until you appeared," sez de Majah in bis masbiest way. "Your smiles air brighter dan de sunshine." "Ye men ob war air very flatterin'" said Nell. "But we sober maidens must not hearken to sich words. We are on an errand, an' must go on forthwith." She gathered up hor reins to start, wid a meanin' look at Sue, which I could see clean frough de brush, but it wuz entirely lost on de Majah. "May n't wo ride along with thee?" sez de Majah in his killingest way. "De day Ml lose its sunshine when your'e gone, aiv we want tuh injoy it as long as possible." "We shall be very pleased to hab thee go with us," she sez, an' wid dal de Majah an' de Ajutanl turned deir bosses 'roun' an' rid wid de wimmen. Dey soon turned off tub de left, an' went down tub a big house in de valley. We follered, an' got quite near de house, still keepin' in dktl woods. We seen dem all git otfen deir bosses, an' set for a few minutes on de porch. Den Nell she went inside. Direckly, dey .'ill went in, an' den we see a nigger come out de back way on a boss, slip round by de trees, so's he couldn't be seen, an' den gallop away for de mountings as hard as ho could ride. "She's sent a messenger fob Mosby," sez Mistub Jo. "Lot's go down dar whar we kin kiver dat road." We slipped ober dar an' got under kiv ver ob a big patch ob elderberry bushes, an' laid down to wait. 'We didn't hab tuh long. We soon see a squad ob brown coats come trotlin' down de road, wid de nigger who'd went after deni moscyin' 'long be hin' "You's my meat," sez I tuh myself, pickin' up a nice snioof rock 'bout do size ob my fist, I could frow rocks in -dose days tub beat do Jews, an' I tarmined to salt dat nigger good. De rebels trotted on down tub near us, an' den dey stuck de spurs in, an' started for do house on de gallop. de .Majah. "The Lord to whom he bad been married subsequent to the passage ol the act of June 27, 1M0. "The former decision was based on the ruling of the Department on the appeal in the claim of the minor fluid of Lafayette G. Howard, decided June 30, 18!ifl, wherein it was held that the minor children of a deceased soldier have no title to pension in their own right under the provisions of the third section of the act of June 27, 1890, while lite widow of such soldier is living and not remarried, and has not forfeited her pensionable rights under the provisions of the general law, nowithstnnding such widow married the soldier subsequent to the passage of said act. " I have again reviewed the foregoing ruling in the Howard ease, and after very careful consideration am convinced that tberule therein announced is in conformity not only with the letter pf the law, but also with the spirit and intentof the act of June 27, 1800, and the only safe and sound one that can be followed in the adjudication of claims of this character. A departure, therefore, would lead to much uncertainty. confusion, and the unsettlement of many adjudicated cases and well-settled rights, and result, in many instances, in great apparent hardships and injustice, and such a step should not be taken without it were cleat Iy apparent that said ruling was con trary to and not warranted by law, or that some gross wrong or injustice could be remedied by changing or abrogating it." In the case of Lucy Hunt Lee, as de pendent sister of Samuel Hunt, late of Co. P, J 7th U. S. ("Colored) Inf., the contention was that the limitation as to the date of Xil'ug a claim fcr pension should not be lit 1(1 to run against a minor. In deciding the c ise last week, Assistant Secretary Davis says that "the grant in se ion 1707 m on which this claim rests is mf.de to orphan brothers and sisters under J (5 ears of age, subjecl to the other con d iions therein. In a general sense these bi :hers and sisters are children, but thev aie not granted pension in that relation. They derive pension through the soldier, and not as children of any one, but as his orphan brothers and sisters, and it is in thehttter relation only that the law gives them right to pension. "None but the children of the soldier himself are pensioned as children. In every instance where the clause ' children under 10 years of age ' is used in the pen sion laws the reference is uniformerly (save in the ticlof Maa-h 2, 1SS)5.) to the children of the soldier, and to no others. It would seem that the claims of a soldier's orphan brothers and sisters are within the reason of the law which excepts those filed by or in belrilf of a soldier's own children from the limitation of the second section of the act of March .'1, 1879; but likewise, it may be urged, are the claims of children and insane persons under the act of June 27, 1890, as to (he limitation therein concerning the commencement of pension. But Con gress has not seen fit to act upon this rea son and remove the limitations in any claims except those specified in said sec ond section. This Department can only execute thf law as it is, and according to its intent as gathered from the language of the law itself. The claims of omlian brothers and sisters are not believed to be included within the exception above indi cated. The elaim is therefore rejected." Commissioner Evans this week issued the following order: "Hereafter claims for increase of pension will not be considered within 12 months from the last action allowance or rejection." This order was proposed sometime ago, and the Commissioner declares bis belief that it is absolutely necessary for the prompt prosecution of the work of the Bu reau, especially on other claims that are pending, and on uhich there has been no action. The etills for status of cases, too, it is declared, materially delays the work. WEEK. IN WASHINGTON. Events of Gotiurul Intcruut in tho National Capital. TUESDAY, Dec. 21. Washington official and society circles wore shocked to day by the suicide of Miss Leila Herbert, daughter of ex Secretary of the Navy Herbert. The young lady eut the arter ies in her wrists with scissors and then threw herself from a third-story window. Temporary insanity, the result of acute melancholia, induced by severe illness, was the cause of hor aet. Miss Herbert was delicate, and had sustained a bad fall from her horse sometime ago, the re bull of which threatened to leave her a cripple for life. -The Cabinet meeting to-day was devoted very largely to a dis cussion of Civil Service and the nrniuxti- tions that have been made lo repeal or modify the law. It is very generally understood that tho President agrees with the majority of his Cabinet that the law is a good thing and only a few modi fications and changes should bo made. Secretaries Gage and BJiss and Post- When Baby was siclr, wo garo her Castoria. When &I10 was a Child, sho cried for CJastoria. When she became 3Iiss, she eluug to Castoria. Wfeea sho had Children, sho gavetheox Castoria. For Croup, .asthma, bronchitis, or whooping cough, there is do remedy so sure and Sitfe as Dr. Ayer's Cherry Pectoral. From the first dose its healing influence is manifest. The sufferer who has been kept awake by the cough falls into a restful sleep, and awakes strong and refreshed. Dr. Ayer's Cherry Pectoral is acknowledged to be a specific for all pulmonary complaints. Physicians praise and prescribe it. It is now put up in half size bottles at half price,' 50c. "One of my children hatl.cronp. One night I was startled by the child's hard breathing, and on going to it fonnd it strangling. It had nearly ceased to breath. Having a part of a bottle of Ajer'a Cherry Pectoral in the house, I gave the child threa doses at short intervals, and anxiously waited results, r'rotn tho moment the Pectoral was given the child's breathing grew easier, and in a short time it was sleeping qnietly and breathing naturally. The child is alive and well to-8ay. Ayer's Cherry Pectoral saved ita'life." C. J. Wooldrice, Worthen, Texas. Asjers Cherry Peetorol. m &oM8JMMIMakM wimnnnrenm :B43H fJLi;aS master-General Gary it is understood will recommend that the President exempt certain positions now under the law in their Departments. These are places of trust and confidential positions whose incumbents should be chosen by their superior otficers. Beyond these few changes it is believed that the President will insist that the Civil Service law be maintained. WEDNESDAY, Dec. 22. A handsome granite monument, erected in Arlington National Cemetery at the grave of Maj. Gen. William W. Belknap, who was Sec retary of War during the Administration of President G'rant, was to-day turned over to the Government. The monu ment was erected by Gen. Belknap's comrades of Crocker's Brigade, the 11th, 3:5th, 13th and lClh Iowa; the Army of the lennessee; Companions of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, and other friends. Above the inscription on the monument is an heroic size bronze medallion, a likeness of Gen. Belknap, showing him in the uniform of a Major-General. THCUSDAY, Dec. 2.1. A pension was granted to the widow of Knud Knudsen, a soldier in the late war, the back pay of which aggregates over S 1,000. Knudsen was a native of Norway. He married in April, 1838, and emigrated to this coun try in 18S1, enlisted Jan. 27, 1802, in Co. If, l.'ith Wis., and died in the service, Oct. iS, 18G3. The Pension Office made this statement: "On Aug. 31, 1891, 31 years after the soldier's death, the widow, who has never left Norway, applied for a pen sion. Under the present laws she has title and the claim must be allowed, granting arrears of pension from the date of the solider's death, making the first payment amount to between 51,000 and S3.000. FRIDAY, Dec. 21. It was announced at the Agricultural Depaitment that the seed for distribution through members' of Congress is ready to be sent out. Mem bers were notified several days ago that the seed would be at their disposal on the 10th of January, but the seed com pany to whom the contract was awarded has completed arrangements for sending it out earlier than expected. All that remains to be done on the part of the members is to address their franks and forward to the Department. SATURDAY, Dec. 23. Representative King, of Utah, is about to make aper sonal investigation of affairs in Cuba, and left the city for that purpose, lie said he hoped to bring back: information of ,value to his colleagues. He expected to return soon after the re-assembling of Congress. CHAT OF THE CORRIDORS. It is announced that a deal has been con summated by which the Chickamauga Chattanooga National Military Park Com mission will acquire for the Government about sixteen acres of historic ground on top of Lookout Mountain. The purchase will comprise the entire point of the mount ain, excluding the property on which tho Point Hotel is situated. President f I. . Boynton, of the Park Commission, said last week: "An understanding has been reached by the leaders of the Park Commis sion, the owners of the Point property, and friends of the former in Congress, by which a bill carrying an appropriation for the pur chase of the tract will be introduced in Congress and pressed, with every prospect of its passage." It is understood that a largely-signed petition to Congress will reach here soon, by which veterans in Indianapolis a.k thaC the I'nited States settle with the pension ers on what the petition terms " a 20-yeac plan." The suggestion is that every man' and woman on the rolls be paid at once thf amount he would receive if he continued to draw a pension at the present rating for 20 years. It is claimed that the Govern ment might within one year after the adop tion of such a plan make final settlement with every pensioner, and at the end of such period be ready to go out of the pen sion business permanently. 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