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"-For Three Years, or -During the War " At Home in a Shelter
Tent, and Abroad with "Three Days' Rations
and Forty Rounds of Ammunition."
jmssoiurs WAR GOVERNOR
Restored by Pe-ru-na.
Copytlsht, 1SDS, by ilio iiublishcrs of The Xatioxai. Ti::nexn.
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'
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
"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
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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,
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
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
"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,
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.)
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
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-
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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
"Yes; good line shot; scraped my left
shoulder. Whcre'd f hit you?"
"Sculpt my ole topknot again. Let's
try it over."
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
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
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
"They- Would Pick Them
TiiKsr Back."
my jaws over another ration o' mule
"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.
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
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-
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
'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.
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.. . '. . . ' ?
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
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
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
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-
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. The indications are so far that a
club of less than, half the size will win thia
in Extraordinary Gffar S4-00 mtsthis hahdsome beguur $12 cooch
JBIIfcAftaOlWIMIIiaiJ WIICI I Owrnstothefinuwof a tug, fumitur. concerns had
uyiwiuuiijr 10 !urc:ias over 3UU0oUi desirable couches at
less than ooo-fouitli their rel Tala and whila they last offer thm
atthorediculoTulyIoTrprIeeoJS4.00each. Description: Full
sizo, 7S Inches tonj try 21 laches urule, upholstered la any color of
American Caoiask. f oU ipricc edgs. rows of hest oil tempered
sprlncs. nicelr JinJshe land tufted wilh l.ntfmtan.l frin nn tt,
(id, frames all hardwood. Send as $ 1.0O and mention thi paper
and w will maks Immedlata shipment in any color of opholstcnnf
desired. o- ter J as J1.C0 u STidence ot good faith ami wo wilt ship
it . .: u vrim the pnTUeve of esaminstlon for th batmc
If TO It VlVirviliTi'irivi: wi -r. l 'V . rVTJ rM0F- mcy will not lantlooir. 4dilru
TiUiV1- aAJUrAOTlKISfi CO., Dcpt. f I. i.- und 237 i'lflli Ave, CHICAGO, HL
" Writs roroarCo(!ttFariUoi-Catalo:nie -"-J
The Sizo ofTexai.
Editor .Edmonds, of the Manufacturers'
Record, writes: -'How h:; is Texas,, did
you ask-' Well, 1 won't try to te-1, but
when y.r.i are in the 'northern end of the
State you are closer to St. Paul, Minn.,
than to the southern end of the State.
They tell a story of a man down there
who had a reasonably large ranch not
one of the big ones, just a moderate
sized one on which the front gate was
20 miles from the- house a very con
venient evening walk for lovers who want
to swing on the gate before saying goodnight."
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Lam 3 Bach, Rheumatism, Neural
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Disease and Diabeteu,
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U fSX'tirietiesJ nt.i Prnta onoh. Nn mnv- m
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the JJlas or Bn.cclet promp-Jy.Aajfeis WORLD'S SEiDttBttisZor&lZ Ms. " 7"B
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N. 101. Fancy Body Top Buggy; ia comnlrU
with tide lamps, fenJsrs, ad cartains, stnnn apron
ajidshsfts. PricrlO.asKOodastfralrrssell fortSO.
Write st occcforlllastrateiCataloztie-FREE.
SUMm SUlffS AfiDMAV- ETery time you buy an article from auasenf
mmmmmm wwr inunva ordealer sou must oav hiniB. Ubxxl etna.
mlsston In addiilon to the a.ctus.1 Talasorthearticltj. Xnmanr cases
bat sell Tog Tehiclean.'t harnts direct from
ourfactory at wholesale prlcet.
We are the largest manufacturers of carriage
"" " uv wg w uuu bciun; (o t& coosa.
mereiL-lubively. TV mate 170 series or t
mcles. sutTcys, axIo as $50, and 85 styles of
narness. KemeBlwr that wa ihln nnrnwyii
anj-irhere for examination and guarantee safe delivery.
auxnarr carnage tiarnmaa Mfg. Cm.
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W. B. Prottt Secy.
Elkhart, Indiana
A Trial Bottle of this Kemarkafcls
Ileziedy Mailed Free to livery Suf
ferer Sending Naai2 and Address.
To the thousands of unfortunate people who !
jw-j biciv aim m-apuirin'r wim weaic KHliu-s.
venk back, rheumutic p.iins, irrituted lilauder,
Iln-rlit'd disease or UhUietes, a free trial bot tie ot
I'e uviaini, anew tiud wondert ill remedy, will he
sent by mail absolutely tree as u trial.
s WmSBmm
w 5,J5:i.t.WS,s4
ms Free Trial
Buy direct from factory Rrwlsave 100 to C23.C0. Don' tpa
a-jtmL aad dealers larj;a pruLLj.
&c3 irlin-tou SeiTinj; Jfaclnuc. Iii?h-arm Oli.50
S3o " " n $i50
TIses&iiaehlBes hare-aR thebtesti-nproveraentslh-Lt run
lnir nobeleii: adapted for Iigh,or lie:ivy work. self threadiUir
MiuuiL'. seu-seiung necoie. amomaue t-oumn winuer End
completesct of best attaeJimeerj free. 10 Yesr-t written warrns.rj.
We s.w !.e"i.i'it;arrers and vsr e ail makes nid .kisd in static rc.u
IJahy?.IiiIt:r1e.-:'.t3eetitsif) V.m bet hfeh arm. .gr, rr
0er .i C.irerciti stjles iueiud.a nrtthices a? low asJjjiQaUvL?
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153-1 34 V. VanSurcs St, Dcpt. B-24, Ghlcaga, Ills.
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Exemption of SuJ'liciV Homes In Iowa.
In response to several inquiries we
wrote to Conirrfde'IIenrj" A. Dyer, Assist
ant Adjutaut-,G.aneral, Department of
Iowa, for information as to the exemption
from tJtxatior,qf soldiers' homes in Iowa.
In reply lie sends us the opinion of Milton
ftemley, Attorney-General of Iowa, ren
dered Dec. 31, 18!)S. Prom this we rather:
1. 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.
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t' , i?TTTnrnt:-.-i Ulaanu. il S jaa-ierfr X:bIcorIiasraItl1i.
i Ttese aro siiaaki.Iios et imI steaes ai trill delist yoa. The- ria; is
(anUaxcnIcr asi jeopTa arc sorprucd at ctttia- sach t sirevsi '
era:, ynwacojustaa'irssaj.anit tnll s;ml Itprooipuy r
ccnt.nntlver. Sead strip cf paper ehotrtax size sruund
zee. oHHH'ca nun nn run p.,u,njM t:r..::i .?
Addrcaat cmv i tn rua. uu., civ quoi av.cimi r2ilil3.
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Succeuor to the 2'nicnt Piacticc or ticorse li. I.c:-n.
It cured tho Itev. Jlrs. Tresen rider, and sho
writes us as follows: "Dear Sirs: I have been
badly afllicted with kidney and bladder trouble
which our family physician fuilod to cure after
almost three months' treatment. I then sent for
Peruviana, hive taken one and u half linrr'.
and T feel that Lamoured of the terrible disease'
I haven't had a symptom for live weeks. m"
truiy iiiaiuuiu to you ior your Kindness; will
recommend it to the iifllictcd, do all 1 can for
tho sale of the I'eruvfana. Very respectfully
yours. Mrs. Uew B. Ti-esenrlder, 208 S. Grand
Ave., Columbus, Ohio."
Hundreds of eases jrlvec up aa hopeless havo
been quickly cured. Don't waste valuable timo
wondering if tho remedy cures, but send vour
The addresses of all Soldiera who made a HOMESTEAD filinj; on less than 1G0
acres before June 22, 1874, no matter whether FINAL PROOF was made or not.
Will buy Land Warrants. For further information address
(Comrade) W. E. MOSES, Bos 867, Denver, Colo.
Mention National Tribune.
nanio uuu iiu ircsa to ino reruvinna Herbal
llomody to., fiir Second National Bank IUd'jr
Cincinnati, Ohio, aud by return mail, prepaid'
they will forward a free trial botrlr nnnn.Vi. tA
show the action on tho kidneys and airord aniost
comfortable feellnir that here ia a remedy that
promises restoration for disenso-j heretofore
declared hopeless and necessarily fatal
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