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M'C't-'"5 y&&sg'' W" ' v :V j-'-r'r' --yH"Ji','crvrf''-M.V. r"r THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. 0., THURSDAY, MAY 12, 1S98.-TWELVE PAGES. U '4"A-?;"st"" ' J. htJeeAlonths v Kthe a (v-zPm h7 C ifgi dufhefn (pnjed eratf BY SIB ABTHUB. JAMES LYON-FREMANTLE, K. C. M. O.. 0. B., now Lieutenant-General, British Army. . I dined with Gen. and Mrs. Ripley. Tlio dinner was a very sumptuous one, for a "blockade" dinner, as Gen. Ripley called it. Tbo other guests were Gen. Jordan, Chief of the Staff to Beauregard; Gen. Davis, Mr. Nuttr and Col. Rhett, of Fort Sumter. The latter told mo that if the ironclads had come any closer than they did, he should have dosed them with flat headed bolts out of the smoothbore Runs, which, he thinks, could trael accurately enough for 500 or 600 yards. . , . , June 11. Gen. Ripley took me m his boat to Morris Island. We passed Fort Sumter on our left, and got aground for five min utes in its immediate neighborhood; then bearing off towards the right, we passed Fort Cummins Point, and (after entering a narrow creek) Fort Wagner on our feft. The latter is a powerful, well-constructed field-work, mounting nine heavy guns, and it complete!' cuts across Morris Island at the end nearest to Fort Sumter. Gen. Ripley pointed at Fort Wagner with some pride. 3 , , Wo landed near the house of the Colonel who commanded tho troops on Morris Is land. This must have been about the spot whence Fort Sumter was afterwards bombarded. I cannot help thinking that the Confederates made a great mistake m not fortifying the farther end of Morris Is land and keeping a larger garrison there; for when the Federals landed, they met with no fortification until they reached Fort Wagner. We borrowed his horses to ride to-the further extremity of the island. We nassed the wreck of the Keokuk, whose turret was just visible above the water, at , is a range of low sand-hills, which form admirable natural parapets. About 10 guns and mortars were placed behind them, and two companies of regular artil lery were stationed at this point under the command of Capt. Mitchell (the "patriot's" son), to whom I was introduced. lie seemed a quiet, unassuming man, an i was spoken of by Gen. ltipley as an ex cellent officer. He told me he expected to be ablo to open fire in a day or two upon the Yankees on Folly Island and Little Folly; and ho ex pressed a hope that, a few shell might drive them out from Little Folly, which is only distant 600 yards from his guns. The cnemv's large batteries are on Folly Island, 3,400 yards off, but within range of Capt. Mitchell's rifled artillery, one of which was a 12-poundor Whitworth. A blockade-runner, named tho Ruby, deceived by some lights on Folly Island, ran ashore at 1 o'clock this morning in tho narrow inlet between Morris Island and Little Folly. The Yankees immediately opened fire on her, and her crew, despair ing of getting her off, set her on fire a foolish measure, as she was right under C pt. Mitchell's guns and whenever a group of Yankees approached the wreck, a shell was placed in their midst, which ef fectually checked their curiosity. Tho Ruby was therefore burning in peace. Her crew had escaped, all except one man, who was dr wned in trying to save a valuable truii'-. Gen. Rinlev told me that, in his opinion, the proper manner to attack Charleston was to land on Morris Island, take Forts a slave auction at 11; but they had been so quick about it that the whole affair was over before 1 arrived, although L was only 10 minutes late. The neirroes about 15 men, three women, and three children were seated on benches, looking perfectly contented and indifferent. I saw the buy ers opening tho mouths and showing tho teeth of heir new purchases to their friends in a very business-like manner. This was certainly not a very agreeable spectacle to an Englishman, and I know that many Southerners participate in the same feeling; for I have often been told by people that they had never seen a negro sold by auction, and never wished to do so. It is impossible to mention names in con nection with such a subject, but I am per fectly aware that many influential men in the South feel humiliated and annoyed with several of the incidents connected with slavery; and I think that if the Confederate States were left alone, tho system would be much modified and amended, although complete emancipation cannot bo u 'V.- f, "A ,.""v ;'!,;..; iVnn murner and Cummines Point, and then yar(j- turn their guns on 1-ort Sumter. He does not Onthis beach I also inspected the remains think much of the 15-inch guns. The cne of the so-called "Yankee Devil," a curious my does not dare use more than 3o pounds construction, which on the day of the at- of powder to propel 425 pounds of iron; the tack had been pushed into the harbor by J velocity consequently is very tricing. lie of the monitors. This vessel, with i Knows ana aamires inc onusm uo-piiuiiuvi, appendage, happened to be the first to weighing 95 cwt., but he does not think it clads. He considers the 11-inch gun, throwing a shot of 170 pounds, as the most efficient for that purpose. In returning from Morris Jsland, we passed two steamers, which had successfully run the blockade last night, besides the luck less Ruby, which had also passed the blockading squadron before she came to irricf. The names of the other two are the machine w.:is also protfded with a gigantic Anaconda and Raccoon, both fine-looking torneco oi its own. which was to blow up , vessels one her receive the fire of Fort Sumter, and after a quarter of an hour monitor and devil got foul cf one another, when both came to grief, and the latter floated harmlessly ashore. It seems to have been composed of double 20-inch beams, forming a sort of platform or stage 50 feet long by 20 broad, from which depended chains with grappling irons to rake un hostile torpedoes. Ihe piles or other obstacles Morris Island is a miserable, low, sandy desert, and at its further extremity there June 12. I called at an exchange office this morning, and asked the value of gold; thev offered me six to one for it. I went to Quadruple Plate Silverware. f'Jgy&R fi0VVi TE& ?oT ,' SPOON HOU&R CREAMER 'Jl (bH'.H B iHftFfjHni MZisf .. '- RBFHB V iDE'y1?4, ""JHKiPtK jt J FOUR YEARLY SUBSCRIBERS, Understand that you pay nothing for a generation ago would have cost $20, ' the watch, hut send us four name? and but the fact is it contains appliances ', addres&cs of subscribers to The 2ta ....i f i. ,: tioxal iitiBUNK with $1 for each sub- unknown 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. 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 par son who will send us a club of only Bridtreton. Ind.. Jan. 14. 1S)7 d:,or National Tribune. 1 arSir: I have received the watch for g ing up a club ol four. I am highly j :.ard and feel well repaid for my trouble, ilie .abscribcrs have all got their paper and 11:.- Jwoks, and all are well pleased. They Riy 1 o book are worth the money without tin-' .tpcr. Thanking you for the present, I xe;;i.:n, Yours truly, Arthur Woods. of toilet. lie has a long, straight nose, handsome brown eyes, and a dark mus tache, without whiskers, and his manners are extremely polite. He is a New Orleans creole, and French is his native language. lie was extremely civil to me, and ar ranged that I should see some of the land fortifications to-morrow. He spoko to me of the inevitable necessity, sooner or later, of a war between tho Northern States and Groat Britain; and ho remarked that, if England would join tho South at once, tho Southern armies, relieved of tho present blockado and enormous Yankee pressure, would be ablo .to march right into .the Northern States," and, by occupying their principal cities, would give the Yankees so much employment, that they would bo un able to spare many men for Canada. Ho acknowledged that in Mississippi Gen. Grant had displayed uncommon vigor and met with considerable success, considcrinc that he was a man of no great milit.irv p.in.initv. He said that Johnston ex- 1 was certainly acting slowly and with much cauuon; uuit iubh, no had not tho vetoran troops of Bargg or Lee. Ho told mo that ho (Beauregard) had or ganized both the Vir ginian and Tennes sean armies. Botharo composed of the samo materials, both havo seen much service, though, on the whole, ho first had been the most severely tried. Ho said that in the Confederate organiza tion a brigado is com posed of four regi ments, a division ought to number 10,000 men, and a corps d'armce 40,000. But I know that neither Polk nor Hardee have got any thing like that number. At .5:30 p. m. tho firing'on Morris Island became distinctly audi ble. Capt. Mitchell had evidently commenced his operations against Little Folly. While I was walking on the battery this evening, a gentleman came up to mo and recalled himself to my recollection as Mr. Meyers, of the Sumter, whom I had known at Gibraltar a year ago. Tiiis was one of tho two persons who were arrested at Tan gier by tho Acting United States Consul in such an outrageous manner. He told mo that ho had been kept in irons during his r whole voyage,, in tho merchant vessel, to tho United States; and, in spite of the total illegality of his capture on neutral ground, he was imprisoned for four months in Fort Warren, and not released until regularly exchanged as a prisoner of war. Mr. Meyers was now most anxious to rejoin Capt. Scmmcs, or some other rover. Iunderstand that when the atUick took plr.ee in April, the garrison of Fort Sumter received the moiiitorfe with great courtesy as they steamed' upi The three flagstaffs were dressed witff fhigs, the band from tho ton of the fort iilavd the National airs. and a sahito oF21 guns was fired, after which the entertainment provided was of a more solid description. (To ,te continued.) 14 Editorial Note.-Some f atures of the com ing issues will Ki Gon. Fremantle's obser vations about tho Tjlockade-runners, details not for certain reasons which he explained ; of his trip from 'Charleston to Richmond, and his meeting with 'Jefferson Davis. Many interesting installments are yet to come. -4- GEX. G. T. BEAUttEGAKIX pected; for the Southerners "believe it to be as impracticable to cultivate cotton on a large scale in the South, without forced black labor, as the British have found it lo produce sugar in Jamaica; and they de clare that the example tho English have set them of sudden emancipation in that island is by no means encouraging. They say that that magnificent colony, formerly so wealthy and prosperous, is now nearly valueless the land going out of cultiva tion the whites- ruined the blacks idle, slothful, and supposed to be in a great measure relapsing into their primitive bar barism. At 12 o'clock 1 called by appointment on Capt. Tucker, on board the Chicora. Capt. Tucker expressed great confidence in his vessel during calm weather, and when not exposed to a plunging fire. He said he should not hesitate to attack even the present blockading squadron, if it were INFANTRY DRILL REGULATIONS. (Continued froin ninth page.) . Being in Tane, lo Advance in lane of Com panies in Columns of fours. 330. 1. Companies, 2. Bight (or Left) forward, 3. Fours right (or left), 4. Makcii, 5. Guide right, left, or center). Each company executes right foncard, fours rjighl ; the guides preserve the interval neeessary to form front into iine, and march abreast of the guide indicated. tlSl. Tho lino of columns of fours 13 put in march, halted, marched to the rear, and at the oblique by the samo commands and means a3 the battalion in line. Marching in IJne of Companies in Columns of Fours, to Gain Ground to ihe Right or I.elt and Front. 322. 1. Companies, 2. Column half right (or half left), 3." Makcii. To resume tho original " direction: 3. Companies, 2. Colwnn half left (or half right), 3. MATiCir. Tho companies regulato their movements by thoso of the company toward which the movement is - made, as when obliquing. On resuming the ydirect march the guide is again . 7 i PI. M, Tar. 322. announced. Marching in lane of Companies in Columns of Fours, to Change direction. YS . k. Wo L tj w vO. N ?3.57, Par. 323. We have something now that we know will he received with great favor, for two reasons In the first place, it is useful, artistic and good; in the second place, it is a bargain. "We are talking about the magnificent tea set shown in the illustration above. It con sists of four pieces teapot, cream-pitcher, sugar-bowl, and spoon-holder. The cream-pitcher and spoon-holder are gold-lined. It is frost finish, with bright trimmings. "It is delicately chased. The forms are pure, modeled after examples of Greek classic art, as will be noticed in the illustration. We have secured a teapot of extra large size, being about one-third heavier than in the orumary suver service. j.ui; nuic io iuiiuiuyjcjiiaiu, y oiamjjcu xuu.umiiii.ctvi. ju lajusu such a set as sells in the ordinary retail stores for from $8 to $9. Ye have been very par ticular to get a specially desirable quality of ware from a standard manufacturer, and of the latesLand most fashionable design. Any family not already fully supplied with artistic table furnishings will find tbis set all that can be desired. It cannot fail to give satisfaction. "We will send this set complete, carefully packed in a wooden box, by express, to anyone who will send us a club of six yearly subscribers to The National Tuibunk and $1.50 extra, to pay packing and incidental expenses. Jf, however, anone should desire the teapot without the other pieces, we will send it to any address for a club of five, without any additional money. If the sugar-bowl, cream pitcher or spoon-holder should be desired by those who are already supplied with a teapot, we will send these three pieces as a premium for a club of three for each piece, without additional money. In all cases these goods are sent by express, and the receiver will pay the charges, more on account of convenience and dispatch in doing bnsines3 than for the amount involved, because the charges will be but trifling to any part of the country where there is an exj)ress office. A Good Watch and Chain For an Hour's Work. What it is and What is Said of it. One of the most serviceable watches ever made, a stem winder and Etem Ectler. The case is nickel, Laving the exact appear ance of silver. THIS IS NO TOY, but an ordinary modern watch irhich will last for years, and one which any person may be proud to carry. It is guaranteed by the manu facturer and bv us. A watch like this to me. Capt. Tucker expects great results from certain newly-invented submarine inven tions, which he thinks are sure to suc ceed, lie told me that in the April attack these two gunboats were placed in the rear of Fort SumteY, and if, as was anticipated, the monitors had manaccd to force their way past Sumter, they would have been A Per it isiui I rsistoul Toanister. Editor National! Tribune: A bald faced mule is very'rarely seen. To show the energy and perseverance of the men of Sher- received from different directions by tho ' man's army let me relate a fact, an incident powerful Battery Bee on Sullivan's Island, by this island, Forts Pinckncy and Kipley, by the two mi n boats, and by lort jonnson on James Island a nest of hornets from which perhaps they would never have re turned. I called on Gen. Beauregard, who is a man of middle bight, about 17 years of aire. i He would be very youthful in appearance I were it not for the color of his hair, which I is much grayer than his earlier photo graphs represent. Some persons account for the sudden manner in which his hair turned gray by allusions to his cares and anxieties during the last two years; but the real and less romantic reason is to be found in the rigidity of the Yankee block- of the march lo the sea, Our regiment, in charge of the pontoon trait), Army of Tennessee, first laid its bridges across tho Ocmulgee Iliver. Here the pontooniers observed a teamster who drove one bald-face mule in his team. By the time the bridge was again laid this teamster had added another bald-faced mule, and some time before Savannah was reached his entire team was made up of six lino bald-faced mules. We knew at the time to what command the team belonged, but have long since forgot ten. John N. Morton, Quarlermaster- - 323. 1. Change direction to the right (or left), 2. MARCH, 3. Battalion, 4. IlATr; or, 3. Guide (right, left, or center). The first company changes direction to the right; the other com panies are conducted by the shortest line to their places abreast of the first. W marching in double time, or in quick time and the command be double time, the captain of the first company cautions: Quich time; the other companies execute the movement in double time, and on arriving abreast of the lirsb company, their captains com mand: 1. Quich lime, 2. March. During the movement the guide J is on the side toward which the change is made; on its completion the major announces the guide. It the command halt be given during the execution of the movement, only those companies halt that have arrived in place; the others successively halt upon arriving on the line. Marching in JAnc of Companies in Columns oi Fours, to Form liiue. 32'i. 1. Companies, 2. Bight (or Left) front into line, 3. March, 4. Bulla lion, 5. Halt. Each company executes right front into line. The command halt is given when the leading fours have advanced company distance. If executed in double time, the major announces the guide im mediately after the command march. Marcliing in Column of Fours, lo Form Front into Jiin-p of Companies in Columns of Fours. 325. 1. Bight (or Left) front into line of companies in columns of fours, 2. March. The captain of tho first company cautions: Continue the march; the other captains command: Column half right; the first com pany having advanced company distance is halted; when tho other companies have gained full intervals, they execute column half left, and halt abreast of the first company. If at a halt, each captain gives the commands necessary for putting his company in march. ' it ado, which interrupts the arrival of articles j Sergeant, 1st Mo. Eng., Hamilton, Mo. Standard Flags. Ecriber, who will receive tho paper for one year, and we will send you the watch, chain and charm, postpaid, to your address absolutely free of charge. In audition, the subscribers wilNcach receive two great war books, described elsewhere. This makes club-raising eas !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 iu the TJ. S. TESTIMONIALS. Sandy Lake, Pa.; Jan. 10, 1898. The National Tribune. Dear Sir : Tho watch you sent me is a good timekeeper. It keeps as accurate time as any watch I ever carried. I thank 3'ou, comrade, for such a nice premium, for lam proud of it. Fraternally, "W. T. MunnelL AVc arc prepared lo furnish Flags withont the outlay of Money. "We will give them away as premiums to Club-Kaisers as a re ward for various sized clubs of yearly sub scribers. All subscriptions must be taken for one year at One Dollar each. These Flags aie made of Navy Bunting, and are ftandnrd in every particular, and just sin h Flags used by the Army and Navy of the United Stales. There is a Star for every State. liememher, no money is askco for the Flag.5 All wo want is co-operation in our effort to recruit a Nation a . Tuiiii'xb Army of Ono Million. We shall spare no cost to accom plish this end. j We give Flags of various Standard sizes J for clubs of corresponding numbers, as shown in mo uioie eiov, viz: FOR A CLUB OF f 4 yearly subscribers, a Flag 2 ft. x 3 ft. 2Mtx4ffc. 3 "ft. x 5 ft. 4 It. x 6 ft. 4 ?t. x'7 ft. 4 ft. x 8 ft. 5 ft, x 8 ft. 5ft.xl0ft 6 ft.x9ft. GftxlOft. " ' 6;Kt.xl2ft. 8 ft.xl2ft. " . " 8 ft.xl5ft. 9 ft.xl4ft. " 10ft.xl5ft. 9ft.xl8ft. " 10 ft. xl8 ft. " 12ft.xl8ft. The Flag will bo sent by Express, the re ceiver paying the Express charges, which should not usually exceed 40 cents. Testimonial. Co. I, 37th HI. Cambridge, Iowa, April 2G, 1898. To The National Tribune. Gentlemen: The Flag arrived last Friday all right, and has been, and is still, floating to the breezes, and it is a beauty. Many thanks. Yours very respectfully, Charles Cook. 5 6 7 8 9 10 ' " 11 12 " 13 " 15 18 " 20 " 23 " 28 " 29 " 33 " 40 " COMPLETE Presnium List: Following will be found a very attractive List of Premiums. They are all good arti cles none better. Wo do not intend, knowingly, to send our club-raisers any other kind. The number of yearly subscriptions required are indicated by the figures on the right. Get up a club while it is easy to do so. Size oi Club. Thk Triiuja'E L.TBRAnY,22 numbers . . 2 G.A.U. King, Solid Gold 20 Grand Army Charm, Jtolled Gold ... 2 G.A.li. Badge Charm, Rolled Gold ... 5 G.A.I. Watch, Walthara or Elgin ... 20 G.A.IL Sleeve Buttons, .Rolled Gold Plate 3 G.A.K. Watch Chain, Rolled Gold ... 15 Ladies' G.A.K. 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In advancing in line of col nmns of fours, the intervals be tween guides at full and, close interval are the same as the full and close distance in column. To form at close interval, the major adds at close interval to tho firat command; the move- ' ment is executed in the same manner, except that the inter val is eight paces. March asis in Column of ,'' Four.3, to Form on JKijrht or Jjiil'L into liinc of Compa nies in Columns of Fours. 336. 1. On right (or left) into line of companies in columns of fours, 2. March. The fust company executes column right, advances company distance and twelve paces in the new di rection and i3 halted; each of the other companies marches beyond the preceding company, executes column right when opposite its place, and is halted ' abreast of the first company. If at a halt, captains give the com mands necessary for putting their companies in march. Marching in JAnc of Companies in Columns of Fours, to March in Column of Com panics to the I?ight or IiCft. 27. 1. Fours right (or left), 2. March, 3. Guide right o W). Being in Column of Companies, to Marclx in liine of Companies in Columns of Fours to the Right or Xeft. 328. 1. Fours right (or left), 2. MARCH, 3. Guide right, left, or center). Marching in Column of Fours, to Marcli in Jane of Companies in Columns of Fours to the Itight or JLcft. 329. 1. Companies, 2. Column right (or left), 3. MARCH, 4. Guide (right, left, or center). To march again in column ol fours: 1. Companies, 2. Column right (or left), 3. MARCH. Being in Column of Companies, to Form Col umn of Fours and to Form Again in Col m:in of Companies. 330. 1. Companies, 2. Bight (or Left) forward, 3. Fours right (or lejt), A. March. To form again in column: 1. Companies, 2. Bight (or Left) front into line, 3. MARCH, 4. Battalion, 5. HALT; or, if executed, iu double time, 4. Guide left (or right). The companies execute these movements simultaneously. 331. All the movement1; prescribed in Pars. 319 to 330 may be executed by platoons, substituting platoons for companies in tho commands and explanations. Advancing in liine of Companies in Columns of Fours, to Close and Extend Intervals.- 332. To close intervals: 1. On (such) compamj close intervals, 2. March, 3. Battalion, 4. Halt; or, 3. Guide (right, left, ox center). The captain of the designated company cautions: Continue tho march; the captains to the right command: Column half left; thoso to the left: Column half right. The designated company halts at the fourth command; the other companies incline toward it until they gain the close interval, when by command of their captains they change direction, half right or nan leit, marcti 10 tne ironc ana halt on arriving abreast of the ono designated. If marching in double time, or Y in quick time and tne command be double lime, the captain of tho designated company cautions: Quick lime; the other companies A j u ft move in double time, and when they arrive abreast of the desig nated company take quick time. Intervals are extended, gaining ground to the front, on the samo pi. 59, Par. 3.12. principles: 1. On (such) company extend intervals, 2. March, 3. Battalion, 4. HALT; or, 3. Gui'tf (right, left, or center). To CIgsc Intervals without Gaining Ground to the Front. 333. The major wheels the battalion by fours into column o companies; the column is then closed, as in Par. 335, after which, the battalion is wheeled by fours into line of columns of fours. Intervals may be extended on the same principles. The battalion is wheeled by fours into close column, and full dis tance taken as in Par. 33G, after which the battalion is wheeled by fours into line of columns of fours. Close Column or in Mass. 334. The distance between companies in close column is eigb.6 paces. Whenever a subdivision takes its place in close column, the fila closers close to one pace from the rear rank, falling back to two paces whenever the full distance is again taken. These rules are general. Being in Column of Companies at Full Dis tance, and at a Halt, to Form Close Column. 335. Close in mass, 2. Guide right (or left), 3. March.. The captain of the nrst company cautions: Standfast; the other captains command : 1. Foncard, 2. Guide right. The rear companies move forward ; each is halted when it arrives, at eight paces from the one that precedes it; each captain estab lishes his guide and dresses his company to the right. If marching, the major omits the command for the guide, and the captains of the rear companies omit the commands for putting them in. march. At the command march, the first company i3 halted. If marching in quick time and command be double time, the captain of the first company cautions it to advance in quick time; each of the other captains commands: 1. Quck time, 2. March, upon closing to eight paces. If inarching in double time, the movement i3 ,. executed, in the same manner ; the captain of tha first company commands: Quick time, at the first command of the major. To arrest the march during the execution of the mqyement : 1. Battalion, 2. Halt. "- Only those companies halt that have closed to plw, Par. 33 eight paces; the other companies halt successively at the command! of their captains, upon closing to eight paces. To close the column on the rearmost company, the major wheels the battalion about by fours ; the column is then'closed as beforej when closed, the battalion is again wheeled about by fours. (To be continued.) vm EDITORIAL NOTE. The next Issue will contain tho con elusion of the School of the Battalion, and a portion of Evolu tions of the Regiment, accompanied by the diagrams that appeal in the book of Infantry Drill Regulations. This publication la authoritative and up to date. The Regulations will be given la succeeding issues until completed. 50 55 40 10 Si Klegg, 320-page book Field, Dungeon and Escape, 512 pages The Boy Spy in Dixie, 320 pages . . . The Cannoneer, 384 pa;es ....... Capturing a Locomotive, 384 pages . . Two Great Kaids, 320 pages Adventures of Alf Wilson, 256 pages . Prang's War Pictures, .each , . . . , Set ((j) Silver Plated Tea Spoons . . . Bunting Flags. Club according to size Kail road Ticket to next Encampment . Year's subscription to The National Tkiijune 4 People's Atlas of tho World 2 Sherman's Memoirs, complete 6 Dr. Scott's Electric Belt 4 Silver Spoon Holder 3 Silver Tea Pot 5 Silver Cream Pitcher 3 Silver Sugar Bowl 3 Practical Homo Physician, 1,150 pages, illustrated 5 Hcitmau's Historical Register of the TJ. S. Army from 1789 to 1889 5 National Tribune Soldier's Handbook 1 Great Rebellion. Two Vols. 2 The Most Valuable of Premiums, Beautiful China, Decorated in Three Colors. Pure White Back Ground, Gold Edges. This ware is beautiful semi-porcelain of American raanu acture. We have given away thousands of seta as premiums for club-raisers. AVe do not sell them. The few piece3 shown above are simply as samples to ex hibit the style of shape and decoration of the set. "We havo two sets of this chiua : Eirst, a 56-piece set, which consists of 12 plates, 12 fruit-saucers, a teapot and cover, a sugar-bowl and cover, a creamer, one bowl, one dozen tea cups, ono 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, ono tea pot and cover, one sugar-bowl and cover, one. creamer, one bowl, ono largo meat-platter, ono large, stylish gravy-boat, making in alia- and one large vegetable dish and cover; complete dinner set of 84 pieces. We ivill send the 56-piece tea set to any of our friends who will sent U3 a club of 10 yearly subscribers to The National Tribune at SI each, and $1 additional money to help pay the expense of packing and shipping. We will send the 84-piece set to any one who will send ua a club of 10 yearly subscribers to Toe National Tribunb at $1 each, and only $2 additional money to help meet the extraordinary expenses connected with this offer. These handsome set3 of china are securely packed in barrels, and will be sent by freight, the receiver paying charges. The freight expense will be very trifling seldom exceed ing 50 cents a3 we shall have them shipped from tho pottery, which is located in the center of the Country. THE NATIONAL TRIBUNB, Washington, D. C. tSv S3 Address,