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THE SECOND REIGN OF TERROR.
m ? A Comrade Who Was an Eye-Witness of (he Scenes Durinj the Paris Commune (lives His Experiences* By DR. HARRY A. ROBBINS ? Legation, des Etats Unia, Paris, April 5, 1871. I reported at the American Ambulance at noon to-day and Maj. O'Flynn greeted me like a brother. He had prepared a most elegant dejeuner, and gave me the posi tion of honor at the table. I brought my ?urgical instruments with me, prepared to go out and help bring in the wounded. I waa wondering how we were going to ob tain the horses to pull our ambulance wagons, but I was informed that one of our number had made a demand for them and that the Communistic leaders would attend to it. Such turned out to be the case, for in a few minutes an omnibus pulled by two strong horses drove up, which the Communists had seized for our special use. Not wanting the omnibus, we rsent it back, and asked for two more horses, which in a short time were sent to ns. Eight of us started out. I was the only physician among them. Two or three were London newspaper re porters. Maj. O'Flynn, in his handsome carriage?from which fluttered in the breeze the Ked-Croea flag and our own glorious American colore?led our party. We drove first to the Porte Maillot, at the end of the Avenue de la Grande Armee. It was a red hot place there. The Commune troops were stationed up the side streets. We attempted to cross the square, under the tire of several batteries. When we approached the center, a shell came bounding along, and took off both feet of an old woman, who was also trying to cross the square. We halted and put her in the ambulance. The French ambulance (hospital) was nearer than the American, bo we took her there, and then started in the direction of Fort Issy. For sometime heavy firing had been kept up in that di rection. We made for that quarter at breakneck *peed. The gates were thrown wide open, and we passed out. We passed a great many troops, and were soon in the little 'village of Issy, and could see the puffs of emoke from the cannon, a short distance ahead. We pushed on, and arrived almost Within a stone's throw of the fort. Here .We had a realizing sense that we were un der fire; shells were bursting in the air above and on either side of us. The shriek-1 lng of a shell is not the pleasantest sound in th# world. When a shell passed over, the horses .Would crouch down and tremble. Finally one of our party exclaimed that a piece of ahell had passed through his legs. 1 sup pose that he meant between them. As it .was his trousers were considerably torn. We thought it about time to change our -base, and we walked our horses around t little to our left, to an orchard. There, owever, we found it hotter than where .we were before. We saw. at some distance off, a railway tunnel. We hoisted our Red-Cross flag, and made a dash for it. Behind the em 'bankment the Reds were fighting the Ver . aailles troops. Back of us was a battery Bending shells over our heads. Pandemo nium reigned in that tunnel. We found .It filled with all sorts of vehicles. Soldiers were cursing, laughing and gesticulating in the genuine French manner. A surgeon of the line was there "arrayed in all his glory." My staff went out with stretchers, . and I climbed up on the top of a "'bus" for a quiet smoke. It was not long before I was called down from my perch. My party . came in triumphantly bearing a wounded soldier?as they said?we took from off ?- him four coats, 16 shirts, more or less, and [t then we saw a small black-and-blue spot ; on his shoulder, where he had been hit by \ a spent ball. As my professional advice was eagerly sought, I suggested that a lit !; tie saliva, applied in the Chinese way, would be as good an application as anyv ., This advice excited the ire of the French '* Burgeon. I let him have the last word, - as my knowledge of French is limited. I can hold my own in my own language. Not many minutes elapsed, when there was a * terrible noise. I thought that the Versail les trsBps were coming In at the other end *1 the tnnnoL There were shrieks and gells, and our French surgeon turned pale and fell. We examined him and found no broken bones, or any marks of violence. ? vivandiere gave him a little eau de vie, and consciousness soon returned, and with it a little more modesty of demeanor. The poise was caused by a runaway team dash ing through. Our little party, carrying stretchers, then followed a little Captain, who ascended the embankment to make a reconnoissance. It was his last, for a bul let pierced his heart, and he fell back into Cy arms?dead. In his pocket we found s address. We placed him gently in the ambulance, and we drove rapidly back to ?. Paris. At the gates hundreds of men. Women and children were congregated. All - hats were raised as our little cortege pass ad through. We delivered the remains to - weeping relatives. April 9, 1871.?On Thursday morning I called on Mrs. Richards and Miss Stell, and we took a walk down the Champs Elyaees and through the boulevards, TTiere was great excitement in consequence of the funeral of 31 of the Reds. I always wear around my coat sleeve the badge of the Ambulance?a little Geneva cross. That evening Mrs. Moore gave a small party. Upon my return home, I found that the ambulance had stopped for me to go out and help pick up the wounded. For " the past week there has been heavy can nonading all the time. The battle is rag ing, and has been very near Mr. Wash burne's bouse. Look at the map, follow the Avenue de la Grand Armee, and at the wall of the city you will see Porte Maillot. The Reds have a battery at said porte (gate), and thev are firing down the road at a battery of Versailles troops, who are within rifle range. The guns from Mont Valerien are brought to bear on the battery at Porte Maillot. Yesterday for two hours Dr. Peet and I, from the upper windows of Mr. Washburne's house, watched the shells from Mount Valerien. We could see the flash and soon hear the shrieking of _the shell. It took 14 seconds before the sound came, and 20 seconds before the shell _ would fall at or near Porte Maillot. On Friday the firing was kept up as heavy as ever. The ambulance wagon stop rd for me to go out with them. As usual, was the only medical man among them. We drove out to Chatillon, and to the pon toon bridge, crossing the same, and tried to go over it. so as to make a circuit back of where they were firing, but the bights on the other side were held by the Ver sailles troops, and they had taken two or three boats out of the bridge, rendering it Impasaable. We then returned to the city, and thought that we would go out another gate. We drove along this side of the wall .. until we came to Ports Maillot. Here we round a great many Commune soldiers up . the side streets out of harm*s way. The men at the battery at the gate were load ing and firing as rapidly as possible. They were friendly, and invited us to go out that way. We declined. We crossed the square under a galling fire, and went out a gate some distance .beyond. We then drove around until ws were in the rear of Sf.Jr?*1! Tb** could have killed us all, if they had been so disposed. We picked up a soldier, wounded in the thigh, and one wounded in the arm. I made temporary dressings, snd we took our wounded to the American ambulance (tents), but a shell had fallen immediately In front of it, so we drove to the French hospital, where I turned over our wounded When I returned home I found Mrs. Washburne and the children packed up and ready to go away. A shell had fallen im mediately in front of the bouse. Susie had seen it, and had become very nervous. Mr. Washburne sent them to Miss Ellis. H? ?nd Gratiol and myself will remain in the house. Yesterday as Dr. Peet and I were walking around the Arch de Triumphe, a f,, ?*Pl?ded quite near us. Everybody fell flat on their faces. That is ths way to do. A shell explodes upward. In a 70U ^ ?<>?? chance of Another point is, if yon see a shell which looks as if it was standing still, then drop, it is coming right at you. April 10.?Yesterday I took dejeuner with Mrs. Moore and the gallant Colonel. I found everybody in the neighborhood greatly alarmed on account of several shells that had fallen near there. The bombard ment was kept up furiously all day, and a great many shells fell in the city. I called on Mrs. Richards and Miss Stell, and found them to be very much alarmed. Yesterday a shell exploded in their court. I am just called to the ambulance, where I do most of the work. April 11, 1871.?The weather is perfect; I am writing by an open window. The birds are singing and chirping and flying in the trees around the house. There are other sounds not so pleasant. There is not much music in the sound of a shell, but the air is full of such sounds, and an en !agement is going on not far from here, 'hey are firing briskly now. Mont Val erien is firing three shells to the minute. For the past few days a continual artillery duel had been kept up. It appears to me that the Versailles troops are timid. They appear to be afraid to make an assault, From a photograph loaned by the author. THE ABCHBISIIO and are throwing shells into the city, where the large proportion of those that are killed are innocent women and children. Gen. Cluseret, the Minister of War of the Com munists, called at the Legation yesterday. He is a naturalized American citizen. I would not be surprised if he is a little afraid of losing his head. He told us that the Reds had killed 700 of the Versailles troops, while he had only 12 men killed. My sympathies are with the Thiers Govern ment at Versailles, but, still, the Reds are not altogether in the wrong. Last evening I went to the Ambulance?which is on the Champs Elvsees, immediately opposite the residence of Dr. Evans, the dentist. A shell exploded over our heads. No wounded were there, and under the circumstances I do not think that any more will be received. April 12, 1871.?Last evening we heard very heavy cannonading and musketry fir ing, and. the continued roar of the mitral* leuse." The'firing was just outside of the gates of the city. We went on top of the house, and could distinctly see the flashes of the guns. It was a beautiful sight. It was evident that a very severe engagement was taking place, and it sounded to me as if the Versailles troops were attempting to carry the wall by storm. This morning the cannonading is still kept up, but there is no musket firing. April 14, 1871.?Many of the people who have been killed during the Versailles bom bardment are those who gather in crowds around the Arch de Triumphe. A shell will fall in the midst of them, and they will scamper away in every direction, but, like flies driven away from a lump of sugar, they will return again. The Reds, to pre sent this, have arrested a large number, and have made them work on the ramparts. They give them a shovel and a pick-ax, and make them build barricades. On Friday evening I dined with Dr. Peet, and then we went to a Masonic Lodge. Of course, I can not divulge what took place, but, still, I do not think it improper to state that the meeting was in relation to the un happy state or affairs existing In Paris now. After the lodge meeting, I met poor old Dr. Leon Alcan, the electrician of Armory Square Hospital during onr war. He kissed me on both cheeks, and wept with joy at seeing me. He had forgotten all the English he ever knew. Mr. Washburne had brought his family | back to the house. April 21.?Nothing of any especial in terest in the last few days has come under ray observation. Dr. Peet and I had been to several Masonic Lodges. Yesterday we called on Dr. Alcan. and found him in very comfortable quarters. The brother of the Doctor is one of the Examiners-in Chief in the French Patent Office, or was before this state of chaos began. Alcan is now one of the medical officers of the Com mune. 28 Rue Bassano. Paris, April 20, 1871. To write what has occurred during the past few days would be almost a repeti tion of what I have already written. On last Monday morning we were awakened by the explosion of shells. Three fell im mediately in front of the house, and one struck the house on the opposite side of the avenue. Finally one struck our house. Gratiot and I were occupying the same A Human Life Line If all the people who have been cured by Vernal Palinettona (formerly known as Vernal Saw Palmetto Berry Wine) were lined up in single file, two feet apart, the line beginning at Buffalo, would extend for mile* and miles, far out toward the west. In this line would be found men, women and children, representing every vocation in life. Most of them were in bad shape physically when they began to take Vernal Palmettona. Some of them owe their very lives to it. If you were to talk to them, they would give full credit to this great tonic laxative remedy. Some of them went way on np into middle life, some of them even to old age, before they began taking our cure. "If I had only taken Vernal Palmettona sooner," is the regret of many who realize that they might have been saved* years of suffering. Do not let this be your expe rience. Indigestion, constipation, dyspep sia and all other diseases of the stomach, liver, kidneys and bowels are relieved quickly and eventually cured permanently by Vernal Palmettona. Only oue dose a day does the work. It fs done gently, yet thoroughly. This is in direct contrast-to harsh purgatives and cathartics which arc positively1 harmful. Many people are skeptical about a medicine with which they are unfamiliar. Maybe you are one of thenr. We don't blame you. It is common: sense. We plainly print the guaranteed1 formula on every package of our remedy. Better still, we will send you postpaid a free sample. Try before you buy. Address, Vernal Remedy Co., 569 Seneca Building, Buffalo, N. Y. Sold at ?|| druggist* ? room. I want to Mr. Washburn*** room, and there ho was In bed, sharing it wltti Mrs. Washburne and Susie and Marie. He remarked: "Hurry, order op the carriage and send the family to Miss Ellis as soon as possible." I carried out the request, A.Oil tha nkl MnUflmtft-wani U |Wp When he awoke we closed the house, and walked to 2S Rue Bassano, the boarding house of Miss Ellis. On the way a shell burst over us, aud a piece of it fell quite near us. Mr. Washburne picked it up. and immediately dropped it, as it was rea-hot.. I remember that "I thought I would not have to tell you to drop that souvenir/' lie could not see any wit in the remark, and I had to dress his fingers, which were, quite badly burned. Yesterday morning Mrs. Washburne and the children and three servants, accompanied by Mr. MacKean, left for a chateau near Versailles. I have just heard that they arrived there safely. When I wrote last -I told you that I thought of joining the International Ambu lance Society. Mr. Washburne approved of my so doing, and gave Dr. Peet and my self an unofficial letter to Gen. Cluseret. The appointment could only be made by or through him. Yesterday morning the Doc tor and I went to the Hotel de Ville. We walked down the Avenue des Champs Elysees to the Place de la Concorde, aqd then along the Quay by the Seine, passing the beautiful Tuileries. After having been sent from one sentry to another, we suc ceeded in gaining admission. We saw anyi number of cut-throat looking individuals, but no Gen. Cluseret. After waiting for a couple of hours, we were informed that we would probably find the Minister " of i War at the Bureau of War. across the Seine. We went there at once, and after waiting several hours. Gen. Cluseret came in. He is a tall, fine-looking man,. ap ! P IK BIS CXLL. parently about 40 years of age; he has hazel eyes, and is a very serious-looking man. In appearance be is a typical sol dier. (He was on Fremont's staff during our war.) I told him that I wanted a commission as Major (Medical Depart ment) without pay, in the International Ambulance Society, and that Dr. Peet would like to be a Captain. The General spoke English perfectly. He asked me all about my experience during our war. He thanked us for calling on him, and said that we were exactly the sort of men that were needed. He at once gave us a letter to the Surgeon-General, whose headquar ters are in the Palace de l'lndustrie, on the Champs Elysees. We called there, and he read the General's letter, and said that it was a command, and requested us to call the next morning. Yesterday an armistice was declared, dating from 9 o'clock in the morning until 6 in the evening, so as to al low the unhappy people of Xeulley to move aw?,y*, Having a little spare time, we walked down the Avenue de la Grande Armee to the Porte Maillot. We met Maj. Deane on the way, and he accompanied us. Kvery house on said avenue has been struck by shells one or more times. The beautiful Arch de Triomphe has been hit a great many times, but fortunately only one of the splendid groups of figures has been injured. A female figure lias had an arm blown off. Last evening Dr. Peet and I attended a very large Masonic meet ing. April 27.?After waiting several hours at the Surgeon-General's this morning, we finally saw him, and were kindly relieved Our commissions will be made out in day or two?mine as Major and Peet as Cap tain. (The name of my friend the Doctor has a peculiar and not very attractive sound in French.) A card was given to me, which gave me the power of seizing any vehicle, public or private, to make use of in conveying the wounded to any' ambu lance. # During the afternoon I received a very kind note from Mrs. Moore, inviting me to take a walk with her and Mrs. Richards and Miss Stell. We walked down through Kne Faubourg St. Honroe, and through the Boulevards to Rue Scribe to Mun roe's Bank. In our walk we saw the barricade that the Red* are building at the intersection of Rue Royale and the Place de la Con corde. It is a regular fortification. April 28, 1871.?I reported at the Inter national Ambulance Society, and was po litely received. I outrank all the doctors. I cut out two bullets, and dressed the wounds of several patients. All the wounds were of minor importance. May 1, 1871.?The news this morning Is that the Versailles troops have captured rort Issy, and that Gen. Cluseret has been arrested, and put in close confinement. It it rumored that he has been detected in making a secret treaty with the Versailles Government. A Gen. Roselle has been put in command. There is no doubt but that Cluseret was the most able commander that the Communists have had. The cry of treachery is what the French have made all the time. Most of us are earnestly hop ing that the Germans will come in, and will restore order. You can not imagine how highly the Prussians have risen in the estimation of us all. I have heard inanv Frenchmen speak in the highest terms of them. May 3. 1871.?-Yesterday Mr. Washburne said: "Harry, I want you to go to the Prison de Mazas with me." On our way he said: "I am doing all in my power to have Archbishop Darboy released. The in fernal scoundrels who put him in prison ought to be guillotined." We found the poor old man in a small cell; Lis beard had not been shaved, and he was utterly wretched. He was delighted to see us, and Save us his blessing. I devoutly hope that e will be released. If I was not quite sure that the bom bardment was nearly over, I would not in form you of what happened the other morn ing. Dr. Peet and I were detained at the Ambulance until 2 a. m. I had forgotten my latchkey, and in consequence accepted Peet s invitation to occupy a room in Dr. Samson's house, where he was stopping. Not long after I had retired I heard a fierce bombardment going on, which sounded as if it was in the rear of the house. I dressed and went down stairs, where I met a group of Americans, who had seen the Versailles troops building a rampart, placing this house In direct range. While we were talk ing about it a shell came through the win dow of my room, and knocked my bed all to flinders; It passed through the wall, but did not explode. A relic hunter called dur ing the day, and proposed to unload the shell and convert it into a souvenir. I told him that he could have it, but to please not unload it in the house. He replied that it was perfectly safe, as he had taken the powder out of many of them. He took it away with him. and the next day he placed it between his lutees, and began to unscrew it. This time it did explode, and the ffp literally was blown to pieces. Fight Fire With Fire! ' 1 ? , I , v . ???'-? '?? ? ? ' ; ?> ? ..-I ' H' \.i< ' ?< '?> ym ? - ,?i/'vr' 'Y?7*-v. (f.i ?/,.', / ~ ' ! ' 1 f? 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Mr. Washburne has a life-sized pic ture of Benjamin Franklin, painted by a French artist, and also a life-sized portrait of Gen. Grant, and one of himself painted by Ilealey, and several other portraits by the same artist. While at the house we could hear the shells go screeching through the air from Mont Valerien to Porte Mail lot, and from Nenilley and Corbevoir to the same place. The desperate men at the Porte replied most vigorously. For nearly five weeks an almost incessant cannonading has been kept up at this gate, but as soon as one barricade is knocked down another is erected. You have seen in the papers an account of a great Masonic demonstration. On Wednesday of last week the Masons as sembled, determining to march out of the city, with their banners flying, for the purpose of seeing if they could not stop the effusion of blood. A large body of them marched down the Avenue la Grande Armee, where the shells were falling, and placed their banners on Porte Maillot, and then they marched up to the very guns of the Versailles troops. The dastards fired on them, and many were killed and wound ed. I suppose that nearly all of them would have been killed had it not been for the fact that the commander on the other side was a Mason. A committee of these brave men was sent to Versailles, but Mon sieur Thiers informed them that he could make no treaty with rebels with arms in their hands. They were told to go back to Paris and tell the people that as soon as they would lay down their arms satis factory terms of peace would be made at once. Yesterday as Dr. Peet and I were near ? the Arch de Triomphe we heard an ex plosion, and saw a shell take off an angle of this most beautiful; monument. We continued our walk down the Champs Klysees, which was crowded with people. We walked through the Place de la Con corde, passing thaooaii the barricades or fortifications at tfce .gue Koyale, and the Hue de Rivolik. the* we came to Rue de la Paix., where tfcere was another strong barricade. A seqfltry was stationed there, who at first refuted; feo allow us to pass, but on telling hip tint we wanted to go to the English Pfcimftc?, which is in the Place Vendome, h? seat for an officer, who detailed a soldier- to escort us there. In the Place Vendope >there is the magnifi cent monumental ipinfin made from cannon captured by Napvleap the Firsts This monument is the> mart magnificent of its kind In the worlf. Qn the scroll, which extends to the top, apt the representations of the battles thatiwev* fought by the great est General of hip ?? any- other age. On the top there is a.?tai|ie of Napoleon, rep resenting him as fioi?eror.> The Commu nists are going p?Jl down this superb work of art, for the purpose, they say, of converting it into com (sous). We saw the acaffolding that is being made. Tbey are putting a rope around the top now. From the Place Vendome we walked up the Rue de la Paix, where the riot occurred more than a month ago. Dr. Peet wanted to see a man high in the Ma sonic order, who lived in Belleville. We walked down the boulevards as far as the Chateau d'fiau, nearly to where the Bas tile stood. We then turned up into the most miserable part of the city?the no torious Bellevilie; squalid houses and filth were*, in abundance. We found the man we wanted, and be took us under bis pro tection. We saw a great many curious things; among others, a female auctioneer. Imagine a woman standing on the top of a barrel and bidding off old shoes, etc. (To be continued.) Mrs. Oldroyd Indorsed. The Department of Potomac, Woman's Relief Corps, at its Annual Convention last month indorsed the candidacy of Mrs. Lida A. Oldroyd for National Junior Vice-President of the Woman's Relief Corps at the National Convention to be held in Boston in August. The Depart ment of the Potomac feels that it has never been very kindly treated by Xhe Na tional, for it has had but one National office, although the very hardest work in the whole orga*. ution is done in Wash ington. The Department of Potomac is the smallest Department in the National, but because of its location has a great deal of relief work to do of a miscellaneous character, and its Memorial Day work and patriotic work is extremely arduous. In reaching out for the National Junior Vice Presidency, the Department of Potomac feels that it is simply asking for what should come to it by right. Mrs. Oldroyd is Past President of the Department, Past President of Lincoln Corps, one of the largest Relief Corps in the whole organization, and has filled ac ceptably many other Department and Na tional officers. Mrs. Oldroyd was Presi dent of the Department in 1902, when the National Encampment met in Washing ton, and was largely instrumental in ar ranging for the splendid entertainment for the National Woman's Relief Corps at that time. _ The Department of Potomac has organized for a regular campaign. Mrs. Helen Stone, 17 Twelfth street south east, is Chairman of the Campaign Com mittee. Mrs. Oldroyd is well equipped in every way for the office for whiHi she was unanimously indorsed by the largest and1 most enthusiastic Convention in the history of the Department of Potomac. Bo Won By a Nose. (Philadelphia Press.) Davidson, the ex-University of Penn sylvania football player, who was recent ly married, played professional football after leaving college. Mr. Davidson is a good-natured, curly-haired giant He had, according to the story, courted his pres ent bride for some time and had made but little progress. Finally, in a fierce football scrimmage his nose was broken. Now, Mr. Davidson's nose was never his strong point. in personal beauty, so he seized the opportunity, and, so say his friends, sent his girl the following tele gram: "My nose is broken. Shall I have it set Greek or Roman?" The reply came back: "Greek." It was set Greek. Shortly afterward the engagement was announced. His friends said that Mr. Davidson had won by a nose. COIiraPTIOV CUBED. An old physician, retired from practice, had placed In bis band* by an East India missionary the formula of a simple vegetable remedy for the speedy and per manent cure of Consumption, Bronchitis, Catarrh, Asthma and all Throat and I<nng Affections; also a positive and radical cure for Nervous Debility and all Nervous Complaints, Having tested it* wonderful curative powers In thousands of cases, and desiring to relieve human suffering, I will send nee of charge to all who wish It. this recipe, in German, French or Eng lish, with AiU directions for preparing and using. Sent by mail, by addressing, with atamp,naming this paper. W. A. Noym, K7, Powers' Blaofr fcgeheeter, N. Y. Burg eon- General, G.A.R. Comrade George A. Harmon, M. D., who was elected Surgeon-General of the G. A. R. at San Francisco, resides, at Lancaster, Ohio, where for many years he has been one of the leading physicians. He was born and reared in Franklin, Ohio, but in 1862 his father removed to Indiana, and there he volunteered lu a company of strangers, asking for nothing and got it During his whole service he was one of the men behind the guns. He was in Co. H, .85th Ind., and a Sergeant when dis charged June 12, 1865. His Captain testi fies that he was in every battle in which the regiment was engaged, and he always found him to be a "true, upright, honest, and brave soldier, facing death on more than a dozen battlefields, never flinching in the performance of any duty, and always obeying orders." The brigade in which the 85th Ind. was was-taken prisoner by Van Dorn's Division, March 5, 1863, and upon being exchanged, reentered the field, joining Sherman at Chattanooga for the Atlanta Campaign. He was with the ad vance column which entered Atlanta, and was on the skirmish line at the entrance into Savannah. He took part in the bat tles of Averasboro and Bentonville, the last great battles of the war. He grad uated from the Ohio Medical College, then from Bellevue Hospital, and pa?Ked through every course of instruction with honor. He is Past Medical Director. De partment of Ohio, G. A. It., and ex-Vice President of the Ohio Association of ex Prisoners of War. He has been Com mander of his Post, and has filled other offices of honor and responsibility among his comrades. C. 0. PENMEBAKCT. JOBH PAUL JONES PENNEBAKER & JONES, Attorneys and Counselors, 1SS1 F STREET, WASHINGTON, D. C. Special attention to adjustment of accounts of civil war Volunteer Office ra ? We think very rew officers were properly pall. Widows (even If remarried), or oilier Iteira, are enti tled. Write for details. We are especially anxious to communicate with offi cers (or their heirs) who (I) were not paid for recruiting services, or for services rendered prior to muster In; (I) who were denied bounty by reason of promotion; (8) who were dismissed from the service; (4) who were denied travel pay by reason of resignation for personal reasons or convenience; (S) who were not mustered and paid because command was below minimum num ber, and (?) who lost U. 8. pay by reason of State pay ment. PROTECT YOUR IDEAS Patents procured. No allowance, no fee. Send rough sketch and description for free opinion. Communications coniidential IdLO* B. STEVENS & 00., Estab. 1834. <-0914th St N.W., WASHINGTON, D. 0. MUSTERED OUT. DELAY.?At Columbus, O.. Nor. It, It OX, of tp? plexy, Capt. J. W. Delay, aged 65 year* Hi enlieled Aug. 10, 1881, In Co. K, C6.ii Ohio, and was apt ont*d First Sergf.-aiit; June 5, 1862. promoted to Second Lieu* tenant; Jan. 18,1886,to First Lieutenant, and placed on staff duty in Subsistence Department Oct 24, 1864; waa commissioned by the President a Captain of Volunteer* and brevetted Major July, 18*5, Just four yean; frqm date of his enlistment A * idow and seven chfldrti) survive him. He was a Bank V xaminer until failing hea'th compelled him to redgn. He amassed great wealth; was a jovial, kind-hearted man. HAZZAltD.?At Kansas City, Mo., March 1, Lemuel Hazzard. He was Captain of Co. K, 12th Ind., and a member of Farragut Thomas root, 8, Department or Missouri. Funeral ceremonies by the Post; interment in Mount Washington Cemetery. KNAPP.?At Norton, Kan., Jan. 11, Henry Elliot Knapp. He was born Nov. 29, 181a, at St rat ton. Vtj enlisted in 1862 In Co. H, 16th Vt: was discharged In 1863. At the time of his death be was Chaplain of Capt Jarvis Post, 208, Department of Kansas. MAHONY.-At l?obbs Ferry, N. V., Feb. 2, John Mahony. He served in Co. D, 4t>th N. Y-, and was an esteemed comrade of Kitchen Post, Yottkers, N. Y. PROUTY.?At ftcltuate, Mass., Feb. 3, John Ensign Otis Prouty. He was bom March 8, 1840; served as Color Corporal, Co. F, 43d Mass., and as Orderly-Ser geant, Co. D, 42d Mass.; was Adjutant, O. D., and Com mander of the local Post He represented his District in the Legislature in 1891. SWEET.?At Plover, WK, Feb. 14, of pneumonia. Elmer E. Sweet, Co. C, 1st Wis. Cav. PENSIONS Mr. Hunter is a hustler; had 117 cases allowed iu one day. He is at the Depart ment each day, looking up neglected and rejected cases. He uses all the testimony on file, and will look up yours. Fee dus when you get your money. He also pro cures patents or no fee. Every person who 1s interested in patents should read his book?Have You Brains? It is sent free. Thousands and thousands of pen sion? can now be increased. All letters cheerfully answered. Now write him. JOSEPH H. HUNTER, Pension and Patent Attorney Washington, D. C. NEW PENSION DECISIONS - ** t Children no longer d nied pension becauas over 1C on July 1, 1880. Children of marriages dated ainoe June Mt 1800, entitled under aot of June 17,1000, regard* less of widow. Confederate service no longer a bar to ptm> sion for subsequent loyal service. Lot us teks up ysur eass. %ST Officers' Aoooants, and military and naval pay claims generally, rooeive oareful aU tcntiou. We have secured favorable settlement of as high as 103 of those claims In one week. I3T Coasaltatioa free. CT* Fee dependent oa saeeess. hilo a MTircxs * aea I4tk St. *. Waahiagisa, a.o. Founded 1864by Milo B. Stevens, 14th Ohio SiltMji Braneltea at Chicago, Cleveland and DstreU. Tax National Tnintrxn, April L lSSTi "The firm to worthy ot i niifliinnm spsn Ib8|inaai beta of oompetency and heoMty."