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THE" NATTOFAITTKIBUKE: WASnMf(W, D. C, THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 1899.
: ft FILE OF iUFflpWJlElt "-For Three Years, or -During the War " At Home in a Shelter Tent, and Abroad with "Three Days' Rations and Forty Rounds of Ammunition." Ey JOHN Mc3LHDY. jmssoiurs WAR GOVERNOR Restored by Pe-ru-na. Copytlsht, 1SDS, by ilio iiublishcrs of The Xatioxai. Ti::nexn. SYNOPSIS OF PRECEDING CHAPTERS. Walter Anuitaj-e and David Bronson, Chicago newspaper compositors; Patrick O'Ncil, an cx-Scrnesmt of Hcguiars, given to apt remarks And brave deeds; Karl Brents man, a lovable German youth, all enlist alter the Fall of Fort Sumter. One Stock, a. phlegmatic young man, who. despite his stupid appearance, is quick-witted and an excellent marksman, is in the regiment, and becomes one of the group of friends. A set of toughs, i i:e "Peory ' among them, also enlist and prove cow ards from the first. "Inky, ' ;.n office bov. becomes an artilleryman, whose dashing work secures him speedy pro motion. Dick Morgan, a compositor, who enters the rebel army, is met by the 'comrades at various times. The File soon get promotion, O'Noil Incoming a Lieutenant. Karl falls madly in love with a bewitching, fiery, contrary rebel girl. They are with the army operating against Vicksburg, and have many adventures. 0'Ncil is captured and escapes with Stock, who fell at Chickasaw Bayou and was left for dead. The assault on Vicksburg is repulsed, and the Union army falls back after sustaining heavy losses. O'iXeil loses an arm in attempting to save the colors. He receives his commission as Lieutenant, and is recommended as Cap tain for Co. A by the Colonel. To the eager men on the line of invest ment the siege advanced with most weari some slowness. They had not learned the patience that might have been ex pected from their long tarrying in the swamps. This rather seemed to render them the more feverishly anxious to bring the campaign to a close and .attain at .once to the goal of their long cherished hopes. 1 They had driven the men before them backward for 500 miles, and through four States. Two. years before this, now-be- leaguered horde was insolently threaten ing them at Cairo, and its le;ulers were arrogantly talking of capturing that post at thn confluence of the O'.iio and Mis sissippi, and of dictating a humiliating peace in the streets of Chicago. Since .then the Union forces had gone ever forward, and the rebels ever lwickward back, through Missouri, back through Kentucky, back through Tennessee; still fn.tlw.. 1 1 a! I. -t - r - -I umuLi ucttK. uiruugu iwississippi anu Ar kansas, until now they were brought to bay, with less than 200 yards of ground between them and utter overthrow. Is it any wonder that the Army of the Tennessee, having wrested a whole em pire of territory an area equal to that of any of the principal European mon archies from its insulting enemy, should chafe angrily at its retention of the slen der strip it still clung to? But there seemed" no help for it. The disastrous experience of the 22d of May showed there was no alternative to a regular siege save the terrible slaughter that would result from storming the place. Even that slaughter might prove unavailing, because such were the pe culiarities of the position that only a limited number of men could force their way across the narrow space in the rebel front, and in doing so they must contend against the ascent of rugged and precip itous hights, rendered infinitely mare diffi cult by every device that human in genuity could suseest. and sweat bv the fire of the entire garrison of 31.(100 men standing in position and shooting their assailants down at leisure. So now the sap must take the place of the .swift march or the wild rush oi the charge, and a day's progress must be measured by riches, instead of miles. Thus the siee -went on. Each night the heads n tli'i 7-g-zag ditches leading toward lha r'.K;! works were Iur a few inches nearer tho batteries that frowned slantly-diminishing rations of the pent up garrison. Bronson's wound luckily missed the bancs, and as ho obstinately refused to go to the rear on account of it, he was put in command of Co. A until O'Neil was sufficiently recovered lo return to duty. The rebels were so ermastcred by the superiority of the Union sharpshooling, that they at last almost wholly refrained from attempting to reply, but 'cowered closely down behind their'works, awaiting their time for revenge "w!iensome assail ing party should leave, cover and attempt a charge. May was gone, and June was rapidly burning itself out in d'avs whose hot sun j threatened to scorch out all animated inc. But msteau ot relaxing tucir efforts, his fierce beams seemed to infuse a more savage energy into the veins of the be siegers, and they pressed more and more relentlessly up to the very foot of the rebel works. Though continual practice had made- every one of Co. A deadly marksmen, the File continued to be by far the best shots in the company, and were assigned to positions where there was the best chance of picking off any of the rebel sharpshooters who might at tempt to reply. At night, when the sharpshooting ceased, the marksmen on both sides, would frequently come out of their holes and mingling together in the most friendly manner on the Utile strip of ground be tween the two lines, laugh together, and discuss the events of the day and the progress of tht-siege. There was a well of very pure water on this neutral ground, near to Co. A's position, to which both 1 sides resorted to fill their canteens for the J next day, and this became a spot like the ol.t. Jelplnc temple, where the tirecian warriors laid aside ah their .enmities, and met in assured peace. One night at this place a tall Atkansan inquired "Who o' yp'uns hez bin puttin in sich party shots all day on that, gabion in the' bastion to the left or that ar' big gun o' our'n"'" Wr.lter and Karl looked significantly at Stock, who drawled out "Well, I've bin sorter keepin' watch for tilings 'round that. old. barker. You see, it looks ri'hi over at me, an' I've been afcerd there might be an accident if vou fillers were allowed to be 'round it." "Ycr mouly ri-ht thar'd been an acci dent, ez you call it. We'uns hevbintryin' all day to git a chance to fill her up with railroad spikes, an sorter hist yo'uns out en yer nests, but we hed to gin it up after we List three men. I crop' up close to the muzzlj with the swab, but jest ez 1 riz a teetli mite, to put the swab in, a bullet struck the eend, an' the pole cotch nif on the nose an' lifted me 'bout a rod." "Yes, 1 saw the end enmc up above tiie bank, an' I guessed what you were after, an' I let drive mighty quick." "Wall, I kern back to the bank, and ez mad ez a hornet, an' reckoned ez how I'd settli the filler that wus drawin' sich a fine bead on things in our corner, an' I've been a layin' for him all day under the kivver o' that gabion that slicks up higher'n the rest." "That wuzyou, wuz it7" "Yes, but durn my skin, cf the fust o' my .sorrel locks that stuck up 'bove the bank wuzn't sure to bring a bullet, every blasted time. See thar." t And he pointed to four bullet holes through his hat. "Fvery one o' them scraped cross the top o' my skull, and-tuk away a power .o' skinn.nfred.ha!.." " "Kinder reached for you every time, didn't l" "You kin jest bet ye did. The bullets skeeted offen my ole pate like throw in stones on the ici. If you could've got down an inch lower I'd' never a' strained PKI mm Jywwk mm tPtfyS55wav.il J 'An, SflrSiAJliilU mmn Mmfsmm . c. Gov. T. Fletcher. lion. Thomas C. Fletcher, the noted war Governor of the State of Missouri, is a great fiiend of Pc-rn-na. He writes : The Pe-rn-na Drug M'f'g Co., Columbus, Ohio. Gentlemen For years I have been afflicted with chronic catarrh, which Iras gone through my whole system, and no one knows the torture a.:d misery I h:ne passed through. My doctor has prescribed various remedies, and I have never found any relief until I was persuaded by a friend to use Dr. Hart matrs Pe-ni-na. Alter the use of one bottle I foci like a new n:ni. It also cured me of a (hopping I had in the throat, and built my system up generally. To those who are suffering with catarrh I take pleasure in recommending your great nudiciuc. Very respectfully, Thomas C. Fletcher. Everything that aflects the welfare of the people is a legitimate subject of comment to the real statesman. The statesman is not.a narrow man. It is the politician who is narrow. The true statesman looks out on the world as it is, and seeks, as far ns is in his power, to remedy evijs and encourage the good. Catarrh in its various forms is rapidly be coming a national ctire. An undoubted? remedy ha been discovered by Dr. irartman. This remedy has been thoroughly tested during tho past forty year.-". Promineot men have come to kuow of its virtues, and are making public utterance o':i the subject. To save the country wc must save the people. To save the people we must protect them from disease. The disease that is at once the most prevalent and stubborn of cure is catarrh. "Yes." replied Walter, "that'll make a gap that'll le us -Inarch right into Vicks burf. They can never get over that." "P'll pay 'Vm back for a heap of the lit 1 $,ames they'ye pi lyed off on us." "I only vish to whol tamt Confederacy vas on top dere, (kit ve might ket rid of it all at once," joined in Karl. It became known that the mine was to be fired on ther next day, the 25lh of .June, and every holir was filled with busv prep arations for what it was hoped would end the siege. FJveryTnian fit for duty was put in line early .the next morning, and the regiments'1 moved up to when; they would be iiit readiness to do effective service. Great piles of fixed ammunition were -.liceri by each gun on the line, and an extra force of artillerists stood in readi ness to mako sure tiiat thero should be. no si ickening of the fire at the critical moment because of the disablement of those working the guns. Two regiments of. infantry 1 ly under the trenches near the fated rebel fort, to rush through the gap at the first' avail a LI z moment. Co. A was near these, busilv employed in keep ing the rebels down behind their works, NEW BOOKS RECEIVED. The author has spent years in Catherine un information for it. and he ,that they might not sec what was going has presented his collection in the most (To be continued.) CHAT OF THE CO'fMDORS: THE IKON BRIGADE. And Other Poems buitablc for Memorial Days, Campfircs and Private Reading. By Rev. B. II. Tripp, Gallatin, Mr. Comrade Tripp was a member of the grand old Iron Brigade and served in its ranks throughout its history. He has a fine, imagination and an enviable com mand of the art cf versification. Conse quently his poems are spirited and of a high order of merit. Several of them have made the rounds of the press, and met with unusual favor. This is par ticularly the case with a "Song In the Night." HISTORY OF TILE 1 UVTII PA. By Rob't S. Westbrook, Sergeant, Co. B. Pub lished at Altoona, Pa., by the author. This is one of the kind of histories that we cannot have too many of. It is a loving, faithful, painstaking story of one of the great regiments of the glorious old brxtli Corps on. interesting way. It would be a great thing for the country it every regiment Had a historian who would follow his ex ample. He docs not attempt to tell the history of the war, or even of tho Army of the Potomac. His own reiriment is amide mt t- . n r t - ror nm, ana llis own comrades of more The Engineer. Commissioner of the Dis- intCrest than tho big Generals, except those immediately over him. It is a book- ! ft -" works about the same moment, and cour tecudy saluted each ether by presenting arms. The conditions were that each should appear with his gun empty, and load and fire as soon as he could. They began loading according to the manual of arms, and though neither showed any .sijr.ns of haste, neither made a false mo tion. I3:th rammed their cartridges home at t he same instant, but Stock "returned rammer" according to regulations, while I the rebel simply dr.ypped his ramrod from his hand and it felt to the bottom of the bank. He capped and raised his gun to hij face, while Stock was feeling in his cap-box. The rebel took quick aim and fired just as Stock brought his rifle up. The next instant the latter's piece cracked sharply. Thousands of eyes were bent eagerly on the contestants. Both still stood strongly erect. "Did I tech ye, Yank?" shouted the rcoel. "Yes; good line shot; scraped my left shoulder. Whcre'd f hit you?" "Sculpt my ole topknot again. Let's try it over." "Agreed." Stock brought the butt of his gun down between his feet, and began, without the slightest indicarion of flurry, the regular "load in nine times." Again he carefully "returned rammer," "cast about." capped, raised his fjun to' his shcu-der, when a murmur of mingled sympathy and ex postulation from the spectators made him ok up, and ho saw his opponent return trict of Columbia makes a complaint .against the churches of Washington about the excessive quantity of water they use. As might be expected, the First Baptist Church uses the most. It is not for baptising, however, but for blowing its organ. The work of organizing the Twelfth Census is proceeding rapidly. In addi tion to the appointment of Director Mcr riam and Assistant Director Wines, Col A. F. Childs, who was Chief Clerk for the Eleventh Census, has been appointed. Edward McCauIey. 6f the District of Co lumbia, has been appointed Disbursing Officer, and Wm. A. King, of Colorado, one of the Statisticians. A sensation was created in religious circles last week by the resignation of 'Rev. Dr. Talmage from the pastorate of the Pirst Presbyterian Church. This church, which has always been a leading one in Washington, has a very large, plain edifice on Four-and-a-half street, near the office of The National Tribune. There have been more fashionable churches established, farther west, but this has retained its congregation of solid, plain, steady-go-'ng Presbyterians. Its Pastor for several decades has been tho Rev. Dr. Byron Sunderland, a man erf the highest ability," and who was and Is-very nimnl'ir iti tlw nmirrpmi i trxrt .inrl i lift Pirvl But he was growing old. and needed help. Four years ago Dr. Talmage was without a congreg.ation, owing to the troubles which had come upon the Tabernacle in Brooklyn. N. Y., and aftr a warm dis cussion in the church it was decided, to call him. The mafortty thought that he would bring new life into the church. From the first there was some feeling, for Talmage wanted to be the main attraction, while a large element were determined that he should not shelve Dr. Sunderland. Dr. Talmage lustihed expectation:; m drawing large, congregations, but it was urged that these were transients, and did not contribute to the solid up-building- of the church. ' Further, the Doctor was so encacecL in outside preaching .and lectur ing and literary work that he did not have time to devdta to pastoral duties. The result was the tendering of his resig nation, which will lake effect April ?. There is no mistaking the fact that there is a very determined effort being made to prevent the re-election of Thos. 13. Reed, of .Maine, as Speaker of the next House. His open hostility to the Administration, his efforts to embarrass it. his antagonism to Expansion, to the (.-Nicaragua Canal, to the Pacifici cable', re organization of the Army, and to the great incisures of public progress have made a decided feeling against re-electing him to a position where he can have-so much power. .Jis.t week the proposition was broached to unite all the elements antagonistic to Reed upon-Representative .1. S. Sherman, of New York. Mr. Sher-r man was recently appointed General Appraiser of Merchandize, buthe h;is not yet resigned from the House. He has i-erved 10 years, is a very able parliamen tarian, and unusually popular. If he wishes to enter the race he can decline the Appraiscrship, upon the duties of which he has not entered. If he does not wish to do this, another candidate wilLbe found. - The Adjutant General reports that up in j teu. za me total aeains in iho rzry -.h;uj in-r ui the bank, down wilich h- had run the be-iinnintr. of thcSrrr'-h wcr was lo recover his ramrod. ?Stoek lowered his .5,1?,'.. Of these r.2l! were killed in i Ufir1 "They- Would Pick Them UP ON A LOXG-IlANDr.ED SlIOViL, AND ToSS TiiKsr Back." my jaws over another ration o' mule meat." "I Intend gittin' my gun bar'l bent to morrcr so that I can shoot over down be hind them blasted breastworks." "Now, you think you're an awful peart sort oi a suooier, aon'i ye7 Wall, 1 think the same 'bout myself. In the Boston Mountains, whar I livo when I'm at home, they've ruled me outen the shoot in' matches long ago, bekase when I shoot nobody else he, no show. An' I jest believe I kin shoot all 'round you." "Mebbc you can and then agin inebbe you can't." "Wall, durn my everlastin' skin, cf I wouldn't jest like to try a whack with you, ef I had a fair show. Will you gin n 10 me; i i r rou never Knoweu a more accommo- .tlown from the hills above. Each night parties of skirmishers pressed the rebel pickets back a little ways, to gain more room for the working parties, who, pro tecting themselves by rolling before them a large roller made of canes fastened to gether with grape and bittersweet vines, plied picks and shovels industriously, until the short night passed away, and made them the marks of the -incmy's artillery. All tho lime the mortars thun dered on the river above, and rained down upon the devoted city an incessant etojrm of huge shells, that tore up the earth, crushed in buildings, and spread havoc everywhere. Co. A took its regular turns of duty, and every third day found itoelf fn the trenches, digging them forward as long as darkness lasted, and when davlicht came searching every point cf tho rebel datin' man than I am in sich things." iinc- in.j.wni yith wfll-aiined shots from The conversation had attracted qui ' itiva, iu iiiun-.v aim uisiress incir defenders. Though the hills occupied by the enemy were generally so high as lo command our works, the superior courage and delcrmiiuition of our men allowed the rebels little profit from this. They would He almost motionless for hours be hind their works, watching through tho sights of their rifles, like hunters stalking game, for the first glimpse of a rebel's head or any portion of his body, exposed above the protecting ban Its, or noar a piece of artillery in the embrasures. Alau for tho unlucky "Johnny" who forgot for an instant the presence of these ever alert sharpshooters. A bullet through his brain, coming as quick and sudden as the lightning, tnd there was one less mouth to feed upon the con- ouite a Utile crowd of both sides around, who joined in the discussion of which sido had the best marksman, and the upshot was that it was agreed that tho two men should make a trial of their abilities the next morning, while all the rest stood by and saw fair play. With this understand ing they parted. About 9 o'clock the next morning a red bandanna handkerchief attached to a ramrod waved from the rebel bastion. At this all firing on that part of the line ceased, and the men, rising up out of the holes and ditches, stood upon tho works, to seo tho contest. A space a rod or so wide was left clear for the Arkan,san's position, and Stock stood in a similar un occupied space on the Union works. Both the opponents appeared oa top of the gun to a "ready' at which there was a shout of applause, and quietly waited for the other to load. The rebel had evidently List -some of his composure, but he hur riedly forced down the cartridge, again flung his rammer ,away Jind capping his gun, waited Stock's motion. "Ready'" called out the latter. "Ready," answered the rebel. Both guns came up together, and both puffed out the same instant. The rebel Ml, with a bullet through his heart, and Stock put his hand to his cheek, which had been deeply furrowed by his enemy's ball. A great, joyis shout rose from the exultant Union watchers, everyone sprang down into tho ditches, the artillery belched out, and the rattle of sharpshoot ing began again. In a few days the head of Co. A's sap was so near the rebel works, that as the File sat at meals they would occasionally flip a few hardtack over the bank into the ranks of the rebels on the other side, saying a3 they did so. "Here, Johnnies, is a little grub. WTe know you need it awful bad." And the reply would come back; "Thank vou. That's good. The best we've had for many a long day. Send us over some more." But the exchange did not long remain of this friendly nature. The rebels found out that a very effective way of injuring their besiegers was to toss shells, with the fuse lighted, over the bank into the groups of men at work below. If the fuses were cut so that tho shells would explode just at the desired time, these would frequently produce fearful havoc. But it was a common mistake of the rebels to cut the fuses too long, when their destined victims would quietly pick flic shells up on a long-handled shovel, and toss them back ivhencc they came, in time to have them explode among those who sent them. An attempt was made to return the compliments in kind by throwing shells over the bank into the rebel lines, but the latter had the advantage of occupying higher ground: it rci.juired no strength nor exposure of body to nut the shells on the top of the bank and let them roll downwards, while it was all that any of the Union men could do to throw a shell back, and to do so tho thrower must stand clear of the works and offer his whole body as a target to the sharp shooters. Then Yankee ingenuity came to the .assistance of the besiegers. They made little wooden mortars by hollowing out a section of a small log, which the camp blacksmiths hooped with iron bands. Emptying a couple of rifle cartridges Into this, they would lay a 6 or 12-pound shell on the mouth, and fire the charge. There was just force enough in this to send the shell sailing gracefully over the top of the bank, and permit it to drop di rectly down into the groups behind it. But another species of tactics was re sorted to. Tnstead of digging above ground, mines were started, which after a few days' hard work brouirht the besiejrers directly under one of tho largest forts in the rebel line. The enemy became aware of what was intended, and started coun termines, which came so near that tho workers in each could hear tho sound of the other's picks. When tho galleries were completed nearly a ton of cannon and blasting-powder was packed in them. "We'll give them fellers a homemade earthquake that'll hist tho hull bilin' on 'em into kingdom come afore thev know what hurts 'cm " said Stock to Walter. as they laid down tho last bags of pow der they had carried in and stood lor a moment contemplating tho awful preparations. action: J251 died from'wounds, and 5,277 of disease. Mr. Sherman is said to be embarrassed in becoming a candidate against Speaker Herd by the fact that he was one of those who presented him with a loving cup at the close of the session. Many of the opponents of Speaker Reed think that the'.r c'.rar.ces would be better if a Wv.-'Tr: i.ian were the candidate, and fthis leads them to consider Cot. W. P. Hepburn, of Iowa, and J. V. Babcock, of Wisconsin. Mrs. J. Warren Keifer, wife of Maj.-Gen. Keifer, died at her homo at Springfield, O., last Surd'iy myr.i.ng, of pneumr.ia. The General .and his son, Capt. U. C. Keifer, had been summoned heme from Cuba to her bedside. -She was married in 1S00, and dining the Ger.errls scnict- as Speaker she war; a ler.dir.g fgure in Washington society, and is reme:ubcr.cd very pleasantly 5;y !l:ir people here. " X K X V ashingtor. has alwajs been prrtty dry on Sunday, but there has been much complaint that brewers sold beer in kegs to parties who dispensed it in various places lo the rough element, and made a great deal of trouble. To stop this, a new and more stringent law was passed in the closing houxs of Congress, which has been interpreted as preventing hotel keepers and club houses from serving their patrons and members with any sort of alcoholic drinks, and there was much complaint last Sunday about its enforce ment. The courts will be asked to pasa upon the law. The immense amount of hard and re sponsible work devolving upon Gen. Gros- venor during the closing part of the ses sion im-itcd an attack of the grip which prostrated bun immediately after adjourn ment. He is now confined to his room, but his physician' is vcr.y hopeful. It is announced that Senator Wolcott, of Colorado, and his wife have agreed to separate. Mrs. Wolcott will return to Colorado, and .begin suit for divorce, on the grounds "of incompatibility of temper. The Senator will not offer any opposition. Mrs.. Wolcott wak" the widow of Lyman K. Bass, Representative from Buffalo, when she married the Senator, in 18L'0. Tho wedding wasa grand social function. which will bo a mine of interest to the future historian, and we congratulate Com rade Westbrook upon his success. Notes of the Iajfiizinei'. It is hard to say whether the Sfith vol ume of the Century is more notable for the permanent value of text and illustra tions, or for the timeliness of its con tents. Notable descriptive nancrs on the Spanish American w:ar, and essays, edi torials and historical articles on ques tions involved therein, such as the ac quisition of Porto "Rico and the Philip pines, appeal to the reader to whom the present is second itr importance only to the future: and those who love to study the past, cither for its own sake or to ob tain new light upon the problems of to day, will find in this handsome volume f. May-October, 1808) much that is helpful. But these are only a few of many large and smaller subjects on which the re sources of the Century have been lav- lsnod. The two bound volumes of St. Nicholas for young folks for the year ended Octo ber, lanH, show a successful effort -on the part of Mary Mapes Dodge and her .asso ciates to mingle instruction with amuse ment. Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories alternate with illustrated articles on American warships and guns and armor, and Frank R. Stockton's Buccaneers and Pirates jostle Tudor Jenks's Boys in Armor, and emphasize the peaceful tone of the verses of Miss Edith Thomas and Miss Mildred Howeils. It was in these numbers of St, Nicholas that such of this season's favorite books appeared. The "North American Review" for March contains the first portion of an exceedingly interesting paper on "British Rul2 in India," from the pen of the Rev. .1. P.. Jones, D. D., missionary of the American Board at Madura, South India. An important discussion of the problems of polities, by Franklin Smith, will appear in Apple-tons' Popular Science Monthly for March, under the title "Politics as a Form of Civil War." Andre Castaignc, whose brilliant pic tures illustrating tho "Lite of Alexander the Great" are now appearing in The Century Magazine, has just been created a "Chevalier do la Legion dTIoncur" through the personal interest and action of M. Faure, President of the French Republic. 'Saw 3Iu-.Ic. "God Bless Our Boys in Blue." By Miss Theresa Riffle, Lc Mars, Iowa. This is a very bright, spirited melody, and will become very popular. Tho authoress is a soldier's daughter. Fire Stnrtcri "With Ice. Philadelphia Rccsrd. Although you may hapjen to have nothing but a bit of paper and a -.otket knife out in the woods sonic cold winter day, you may soon have a good fire. Select the clearest ico you t n tine. In frozen ponds yoa will often hud a little hillock o! ice caused bv an eddy in the water beneath. Knock .o'fl a piece of this clear ice and whittle it iuto the shnpe of a double com ex lens, leaving a long j sliver on one side to serve as a handle. Aa yon proceed with your whittling, put tho. round piece into your mouth every now and " then, to smooth away the -rough places caused by the knife, which might otherwise interfere with the comviitnition of the iiirht. Continue Clio whittling and smoothing pro cess until your lens is about the size of a silver dollar with bulges out on both sule3. P-y holding it a proper distance from a pieco of paper, say about an inch, it will preseutly set the paper on fire. Iwi O DERN Mi Prof. S. A, Welfmer, the Great Nevada Healer, Continues to Startle the World by His Miraculous Performances Cripples are Made to Wa!k, the Blind to See and the Deaf to Hear, Impossibilities of Yesterday Realities cf To-day Hundreds of People with Chronic Ailments That Have for Years Baffled tha Skill of Leading Physicians Are Eeadily and Permanently Relieved by this Wonderful Performer of Latter-Day Miracles. The way of curing: diseases vithout medicine has been souschtaner for ceiitucits. but it haa remained for Profes-or Weltmer, tno ere J.evala cMo.l scentist, to JLcover this asioun(Jlitff secret. That he fa pertornun-r the cures la abundantly substantiated by the many thousand he has so happily; restored to perfect and permanent health. Many of his curps are Htle short or miracles, a lew iaitanaa of which ar men'L inert beiow. o. .Mfc r,!oe,be w- Conzins (the note.1 woman lawyer. ex-United. Ste Marshal and secretary boaid of lady manaj-era or the World's Fair) bad not walked or tven htnod nn hor fwt p..,- ....-i u.,. hav'tir- HflAtt oATlMajl twltl. t.na.n.i,t .1 1. r.. . '. . . ' ? A-. and all kinds of treatment, without any relief whatever. After beiuir :0 treated a few weeks by Professor Weltmer hr lffr HmH t. !...,"Jl ftnfl L'TUIA PMtnriul tf. t.l...l .A.r4If. a .. , -Jn r -.--"--" .it. ..,,,im iuuuiuuu, uuu sue now waixtnsr to k, her nica'v on crutches. JJefore coming to .Nevada sha was told toas .l amputatkm of her limbs or breaking the knee JoluU was tho only Mr. E. W. Drummend. Garland, Kan., came to Professor Weltmer It March, 1S03. totally blind, and had not distintubhed night from dar for six months. Poor physicians told him he would never see asaln, Altar taj-uj;jr three treatments from Professor Weltmer his sijrht wm restored. Mr. John S. Small, Colfax. 111., was d?af in his left ear for seven years ; could not hear a watch tick when placed atainat his ear Was permanen.ly cured in three days by Professor Weltmer. Mr. I W. ItallUH.aWealtllV lumbsrm.Hn.nr Trnmhaalr Tonn .,T-...o.i PJIOK. WJ2LTMJER. cotstanUy with kidney trouble for twenty years, ako with constip .Uon , . , , . . . , and prostatic trouble-. Exhausted the best medfeal skill but no rellor meut will c ayboU. ltmCt " Sa ' l I,CrfeCt beaU1' an " thfa " argement of tho despair. Sirs. M. h. Hawkins, Loufaburg, Kan., was afllicted twenty yeara with prolapsus and en' womb. ii!d!nHnn muf rprnotmil lin.-..hn r-t,..i ..-... i. .,. . . .r ttH"r: " -" , i- ,. p ,Y, ! . -"".. iucuocijimux iiiai ufiereu relief, men Kive ud In Heard of Professor We.tmer. took b tmntmonr nn .- .t -... ....m .f 1 ":" .TV: .. "r. .. Pr-Rnr VVVtrmar !, voaM 7k..." k. "wm.?" .. " "! i"r1"t'c""J'.."iu 10 ueaun. - ww waat fr . .hiui LiaET ii-ii ii : 1..L1IH' iiiitiiiv iiiiti r null rim tw n im M n . . .j-. B .. rest? ed in this way. Mr. O. W. nighrower Wcitt-J MSTtotal t"S-.JiSSSiSr "Jl win stomach. liver. aiJ kindred tronhlp-t Trfwi ov-prvrhi,,.. ,..i.h .!r "ui, rr" rr.r -.w.j.0 ....uuut. icub. -cu.y ieujreu oy i.xu been i years' feisor Weltmtr's Absent Method. in tStS&&MS S0,tre n hl3 nCCk that Wa3 Ch0kin Wm t0 death- Mrs . Mlii.i.e Porter, rexarkan-i. Tex,, was afflicted for eighteen months with kidnev and other diseases nd for twelve niouujs unable to get out of her bed. Was expected to die at any t.me. Pernnentlyt' .ore 1 by ProfesHor Weltmcr's Absent Mrthod, and lias gained slxtv-flve pounds. rauwuHiuy ro- and s: Jtii. jiiaa jjuuiey, -sarry, in., sunereu Mr thirty years with nmimlffa r.n.l f.Tr.M. ,,.k r.. but morphine would relieve her. Pennmently cured in a low weeks by the Absent Method of Treatment 11 rs. M. . I evau.t. Defiance, O., was afflicted live years with dropsy, stomach and kudredalimeml Conld get no relief from medical ience. Was fully restored by Absent Treatme.it in ten davl Iho'i-aiids of others Have lie jii cured by this method after trying alt other kinds of treatment Xo matter what your troub e may be, there is oeruiln relierforyou in the Weltmer Method. rh treatment also reaches the most obstinate casas of sexual decline. Send for a free copy or the Magnetic JournSla forty page, Illustrated magazine, giving a long ibt of the moat wouderful cures ever Derfnrm! """r'""Jf 1 cures ever performed. Address PP.OF. & A. WELTMER, Nevada, Mo., The Americau School of Magnetic Healing. Tim Prize IHclionary. Do not fail to go in for aset of the splendid tivo volume Unabridged Dictionary offered on page i of this issue. A small club will get it .Read what winners last month Clunk about it. 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All homesteads, not exceeding S80ft in value, of Union soldiers or sailors, who are dependent upon their manual labor for support, and are unable to perform that labor, are exempt from taxation. 2. This does not apply to assessments made for 1897 and 18!)8, which were made before the adoption of tho code. They are entitled however to tho exemption of S500 previously provided. 3. If a veteran, fulfilling other con ditions, should have a homestead worth more than $800, ho is entitled to have that much deducted from, the assessment on his homestead, but riot upon other prop erty ho may own. 4. A veteran's widow is entitled to the exemption on her h-'mestea-i, no matrer what her financial condition ia. Editor National Tiihunc. m -s--i.V. . --!-vi-.3i I I -V- -S?i SBSSSPW A WkWw-WBLl Wm Wm f . 'i1rtfiV fTn Kj.1 wt-wt 'k- I'.ai. 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