SCIENCE AN? INVENTION.
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Work of the World's Busy Brains in Discovering, Inventing and
The new map of Alaska which has
Just been completed by the Geological
Survey shows that the country has lost
some 4,000 square miles in the past
five or six years. The preceding map
gave the area at 590,000 square miles,
?w here the new map sets it down as
586.401.5. A new map was rendered
necessary by the rapid development of
the Territory and the building up of
considerable towns and cities which do
not appear upon the map issued only
five or six years ago. Among these is
Fairbanks, which had no existence in
1900, but now claims between 7,000
and 8,000 population.
The Engineering News states that
the small motor cars are coming into
rapid use on the European railroads,
but their development in this country
is much slower, though the Union Pa
cific Railway has a number of gaso
line cars built, and so far as tried they
are giving excellent satisfaction. They
can easily make 60 miles an hour, but
the high speed is not so much of an
object as lightness of weight, easy rid
ing. easy handling and reliability. In
Europe they are using steam cars more
than oil or gasoline motors, and are
getting very good service out of them.
Work of the Patent Offlcf.
For the week ended Jan. 9, 1906, the
Patent Office issued 650 patents, nine
designs. 160 trade-marks, 20 labels,
nine prints and two re-issues: making a
total of 850. of which 568 patents and
186 trade-marks, etc., went to citizens
of the United States and 91 patents and
three trade-marks to citizens of for
Anton N. Braun, Arad, Austria
Hungary, has patented a process for
the production of stove polish, which
consists in dissolving gum-arabic in
distilled water, boiling the mixture with
spirit of turpentine while the gum
arabic is dissolving, and adding a pul
verized alloy of aluminum and tin. He
uses 12 parts gum-arabic in 74 parts
distilled water, adding four parts tur
pentine and mixing 30 parts of the
product with 10 parts pulverized alloy
of aluminum and tin. The remainder
of the solution is then added.
Amanda M. Lougee, Boston. Mass.,
has obtained three patents for fireproof
Vire. which comprise a permanently
flexible conductor having around the
wire first an asbestos jacket, next a
coating of cement, then a jacket of
wire and finally waterproof and fire
William Tasker, Biloxi, Miss., has re
ceived a patent for a peculiar form of
A wheelbarrow, having two wheels
supporting a body with bars extending
in front to support the body while be
Aatltoxla for Fatlvae.
Wolfgang Weichardt, Berlin, Ger
many, has patented a process for ob
taining a substance to neutralize and
render inoperative the toxin arising in
the human body in cases of fatigue.
Hi? process consists in producing in
animals intense fatigue, obtaining toxin
from the same, removing the con
stituent parts of toxin, injecting the
said toxin into other animals and so
on. The result is a concentrated serum
?which has the property of neutralizing
or destroying the fatigue toxins.
William A. Wright, Cumming. Ga.,
has patented an attachment for bed
steads to hold medicine, water, a lamp,
a book, etc., as the sleeper may wish,
Charles E. Springer, Chicago, 111.,
tas patented a scaffold nail having a
collar opened at on? side and so ar
ranged that It can be removed when II
Is necessary to insert a tool to draw the
Paul M. Thayer, Plymouth, Ind., has
patented a weed puller consisting of a
handle and a series of sharp-edged
JclIi ud it In such a way
that They will come together when
pressed into the ground.
Frederick A. Wuest, ??awrenceburg. i
Ind., has patented. a saw with an ad- j
justable handle and cuttinc ...a rip
ping teeth on the two sides. The han
dle can be readily adjusted to use
Margaret A. Brunner, New York, N.
Y., has patented a non-stealable at
tachment for umbrellas which consists
of secret fasteners in the handle that
are operated by streamers.
Frederick S. C. Peisker, San Saba,
Tex., has patented a peculiar shovel
having a dished blade with the edge of
the shovel cut away in crescent shape.
Fm for SenlBK-Machlaet,
Leopold Weinstein, Chicago, 111., has
patented a fan attachment for sewing
machines by which the worker is kept
cool and the annoying flies driven ofT.
Editor National Tribune: Will you
please publish for the information of
others as well as myself a good recipe
for tanning skins??N. Beach, Hunt
Fur Skins (any kind), to Tan.?After
cutting off the useless parts and soft
ening the skins by soaking in warm
water. take away the fatty part from
the inside, after which soak the skins
in tepid water for two hours. Mix equal
parts of borax, saltpeter and Glauber
salts (sulphate of soda) in the propor
tion of about one-third ounce of each
for every skin, with water sufficient to
make a thin paste. Spread with a
brush over the inside of the skin, ap
plying more on the thicker parts than
on the thinner. Double the skin to
gether, flesh side inward, and place in
a cool place. After standing 24 hours,
wash the skin clean, and apply the fol
lowing mixture in the same manner as
before: One ounce sal soda, one-third
ounce borax, two ounces hard white
soap. melted slowly together without
being allowed to boil; fold together
again and put in a warm place 24 hours.
After this dissolve three ounces of
alum, seven ounces of salt, one and one
half ounces saleratus in sufficient hot
rain water to saturate the skin; when
cool enough not to scald the hands soak
the skin in it for 12 hours; wring out
and hang it up to dry. When dry, re
peat the soaking and drying two or
j three times till the skin is sufficiently
soft. Lastly, smooth the inside with
fine sandpaper and pumice stone.
Skins, to Tan With the Hair On.?1.
Stretch the skin tightly and smoothly
j upon a board, hair side down, and tack
it by the edges to its place. Scrape off
, the loose flesh and fat with a blunt
knife, and work in chalk freely, with
! plenty of hard rubbing. When the
i chalk begins to powder and fall off re
| move the skin from the board, rub In
1 plenty of powdered alum, wrap up
closely and keep it in a dry place for a
few days. By this means It will be
made pliable and will retain the hair.
2. Soft water, 10 gallons; wheat bran,
half a bushel; calt, seven pounds; sul
phuric acid, two and a half pounds. Dis
solve all together and place the skins In
the solution, and allow them to remain
12 hours; then remove and clean them
well, and again immerse 12 hours or
longer if necessary. The skins may
then be taken out, well washed and
dried. They can be beaten soft If de
3. Saltpeter, two parts; alum, one
part. Mix. Sprinkle uniformly on the
flesh side, roll up. and lay in a cool
place. Spread it out to dry, scrape off
the fat and rub till pliable.
People do not know as many odors
as they suppose, according to a New
York investigator. Testing 255 girls
with a set of 20 common odors, chiefly
essential oils, only 6.72, on the aver
age, were correctly named. Those most
often identified were wintergreen, cam
phor. peppermint, vanilla and cloves;
those least often recognized were hem
Mock, bergamot, asafetida, wormwood
^ and lavender.
One of our commonest mental opera
J tlons Is estimating periods of time. At
tempts have been made to determine
the quality of our "time sense," and in
the latest experiments at Harvard Uni
i versify 251 males and 174 females, from
t 17 to 23 years old, were required to
I judge the length of each of four Inter
vals?18, 36, 72 and 108 seconds?un
der four different conditions. Compar
ing the sexes, the females proved to be
much less accurate than the males. The
male judgments ranged from one to
300 seconds w)ch an almost Invariable
tendency to underestimate, and the
' range of the females was from one to
i 400 seconds, a considerable overesti
mate being the rule. The second itself
OFFICERS OF THE ARMY AND NAVY UNION.
Center, National Commander, J. Edwin Browne. Top, left to right, Senior Vice National Commander #!3ward Stfobel,
AdJt.Gen. John Schumacher, Junior Vice National Commander Edward V. Auger. Bottom, left to right, Judge Ad
vocate-Gen. J. D. Clute, Inspector-Gen. S. E. Adams, Chaplain Chidwick.
ARMY AND_NAVY UNION.
Its Organization 18 Years Ago, and Its Growth to the Present
*' 1 i
One Sunday afternoon 18 years ago
hfi dozen Regular soldiers
assembled in a grocery store on Jeffer
son Avenue near Calhoun, In Cincin
nati. and formed a soldier - society.
. little meeting has grown a
tiZS rapidly-growing organiza
tion-?the Army and Navy Union, U. S.
I ri'~r 0a^ ln its 8c?Pe. wide in its prin
C >nuS and strong in its perpetuity.
Parent or pioneer Garrison which
was given birth In the Cincinnati
grocery store, with less than 10 mSm
iSSa k * U? ex,stonce from January,
lkth' hlr/lff ^Hl soon celebrate its
18th birthday, it is known as Gen.
I George Washington Garrison, No. 1.
Its recognized founder was Peter I>ack
er who is still able to ans^Vr rolNcall
I Originally the National Corps was
Union" n'nrtthe ^e,r"Iar Army and Navy
?,? y honorably-discharged
Kegular soldiers or sailors were eligible
I <2 Th,s._ the name until after the
I Spanish-American War, when the Con
l899?a ?thJn Washington, D. C., in
Reeular vn^me? Waa chan^(1 to the
tegular and Volunteer Army and Navv
fak>?n'N YWaf a?H,n fhan*ed at IJuf
aio, is,. Y., to the Army and Navv
I thanntho /Ch sounded more euphonious
than the long and cumbersome name
NavyTn,orn.and Vo,unt^ Army and
In a preamble adopted at the first
regular meeting of the first Garrison
H was recited that "the Army and
areV?h?'?H?e,.Unl"ed S,a,e" of A?""a
. tho principal guardians and strong
est support of civilization in the nro
libei?li? th f c'tizons- tf?elr lives and
!l~n their honor and integrity as
well as enforcing the laws on the fron'
JuL apainst the encroachment of for
bloody strife for many y?ars onTrnn
*rlne,lt our duly for tho purpose n?
^?'7naJ ?""ooenitlon and the enhance
ment Of social relations between
!^m??rS?as wHI as mutual protection
n?o, beKneflt. *uch as moral and pecu
niary benefits In case of distress nr
death, and the continued efforts of still
propagating the welfare of our conn
the ?utu?4h? Pr08rref,S of c,vilization in
P.ii^r, irVatIona? Commandor of tho
Veteran Legion an(I ''
hgh h"nor an,I great exec,,l ive
? much shorter to the female than the
oor tea an.) about 1 ?/. ?Pr
of ordinary coffee. So me year L J
Bertrand discovered in ^ K
!,o.^ from the alkaloid, though
u~ Korno bitter substance. These
coffees are all confined to Madagascar
xperlment showing, however, that their
peculiarity is not due to soil or climate.
The many species of yeast hlthertn
wrn?,ar" B"r '? tropical^
mes, as they are destroyed bv a vprv
mpnt?1te ?h?at' A remarkable new fer
^ tK^n ?bta?ned by Johnson and
Hare from eucalyptus leaves, and this
!?f ? P,?OVfln w resistant to temperature
hat it converts sugar Into a^ohol at
105 degrees Fahrenheit, and has even
withstood for a short time a tempera
tage ?ll th?t<,errrC7' A fur,he"- advan
iage is that foreign micro-organisms
luring destroyed by heat without in
juring the yeast. The name Saccha
romyces thermantitonum has been giv
en the new yeast, and It is regarded as
hv \a,uat^e ,that it has been protected
if! pafts different parts of the
world. The cells are more oval and
ruther smaller than those of ordinary
m "recognition sense" of ants |?
rl yhH',rc?,,1to bc ? "?c4"l",on
or odor by the antennae. Thp mmai
hostilities of ants ceased when those of
ifvJl *r ?pecI?8 or community were
fflven their own odor, while after losing
sfsuar? th*y tought friend and
Jl^ISLSST10* fop P^^ntinr the
tati? Jifh ^ m,*#ndul*"n *ravl
a wiUl the vessel's motion. The
ability. He Is popular and beloved by
the soldiers of the war of the rebellion
at Washington, his home.
The Adjutant-General Is Col. John
Schumacher, of 425a Quincy Street,
Brooklyn, N. Y. He has had a long
military experience, and like Col.
Browne is popular among soldiers in
his home city and elsewhere. He is
familiarly known as "Honest John
Schumacher," and is the life of camp
fires and other gatherings of soldiers.
Col. S. E. Adams, of 134 Montgomery
Street, Jersey City, is Inspector-Gen
eral of the National Corps of the Army
and Navy Union, U. S. A. Like the
preceding officers he is a thorough sol
dier, and a man of activity and honor.
The organization was incorporated
March 31, 1888, under the laws of
Ohio, and amended Sept. 18, 1903. It
was recognized by act of Congress May
11, 1894, by an act permitting mem
bers of the Association while serving
in the Army or Navy to wear its in
signia while on duty.
It is an organization both beneficial
and fraternal, and admits to its ranks
all American soldiers?the survivors of
the Mexican War, the grim and gray
veterans of the civil strife, the younger
veterans of the war with Spain, those
who fought In the Philippines and
China and those who were never called
upon to fight at all, and those now
serving in peace under the starry folds
of "Old Glory" both on the land and
the sea. Its mantles Is broad. It cov
ers all American soldiers of whatso
ever age, provided they can show an
honorable "sheep-skin" or discharge.
The Army and Navy Union recog
nizes no section, no State, no party and
only alms to unite Its members benevo
lently and In social fellowship and to
contend "to the last ditch" for soldiers'
The first meeting of the National
Corps, as the supreme body is termed,
was held at Brooklyn, N. Y., In August,
1890, at which National Commander
Louis Renkert. of Gen. George Wash
ington Garrison, of Cincinnati, O., pre
sided. Its last National Encampment
was at pretty and historical Newburgh
Comradeship is one of Its strongest
features?the strongest link in its
chain of objects. It aims to secure
from Congress and other legislative
bodies the enactment of laws beneficial
the service and all others. In 1898 its
doors were opened to the honorably
discharged volunters of the Spanish
War, and later to all honorably-dis
charged soldlors, sailors or marines of
the United States. Another of its pur
pendulum is connected to the throttle
valve, and as the stern rises steam is
gradually shut off up to the point where
the engines are stopped altogether, the
valve being reopened as the propeller
begins to take water again.
Sodium or Kinct fluo-silicate, in a hot
one-half or one per cent, solution, is a
new French preservative and fireproof
ing for wood, especially for mines.
Getty*a Division In (he Wlldrrneaa.
Editor National Tribune: Col. Taylor,
in his book,* 'Tour Years With Gen.
Lee," in speaking of the fight In the
Wilderness, says: "Two divisions of
Confederates ? numbering 15,000 fought
Getty's Division and the Second Corps
under Hancock, numbering 45,000 men,
and held them off all day, or nearly so,
finally driving them back to their first
"Behold how a true tale shall put
Gen. Getty; with the Second Divi
sion, from which one brigade?the
Third?had been left with the rest of
the corps, had been sent to the inter
section of the Brock Road with the
Plank Road, with orders to hold it at
all hazard. At 10 o'clock he received
orders to drive the force in his front
back to the Parker Store.
At the time he received his orders
Hancock was at Chancellorsvllle, and
on account of the distance and the
fact that the only road was obstructed
with his trains, he did not reach Getty
until 4 o'clock p. m. In the meantime,
Getty knew that he had two men in his
front for each man in his command.
Taylor himself says that the two
divisions of rebels were 15,000 strong,
while Getty's force never numbered
more thkn 7,500 men. Therefore,
Getty's depleted division fought from 10
o'clock a. m. until 4 o'clock p. rh., when
the advance of Hancock'* Corps arrived
on the scene; a* by Taylor'* ac
poses is to secure employment for
those who have left the ranks and re
turned to civil pursuits.
It has an Endowment Association,
which was effected at the 10th Con
vention at Buffalo, N. Y., in October,
The present officers of the pioneer
Garrison ? George Washington?are:
Geo. L. Kuhlman, Commander; Jacob
Heller, Senior Vice Commander; Jos.
Boubin, Junior Vice Commander; Geo.
H. Rost, Adjutant; Louis Renkert, Pay
master; Fred Otte, Quartermaster;
Ernest Fenner, Officer of the Day;
Gustav Franks, Officer of the Guard;
John Conway, Officer of the Watch;
Chas. F. Herzog, Chaplain. D. C. Swine
bourne, Henry Kuck, Gustav Frank,
On Saturday, Dec. 16, last, the cor
ner-stone of Memorial Hall corner of
Grant and Elm streets, Cincinnati,
was laid with proper ceremonies. This
hall is designed for all patriotic socie
ties of Cincinnati. The corner-stone
contains the roster and badges of the
G. A. R., A. and N. U., S. W. V., and
other patriotic societies.
I'ont National Commander*, A. and N. U.
1. Louis Renkert, Brooklyn, X. Y.,
2. James J. Roche, 1891 and Detroit,
3. J. P. Lockwood, St. Louis, 1893,
and Chicago, 1895.
4. J. B. Morton (expelled), Washing
5 Henry Shindler, Kansas City, Mo.,
1897, and Washington, 1899.
6. Daniel Driscoll and John Duffy
(did not complete term).
7. R. C. Paris, Buffalo, N. Y? 1901,
and Pittsfield, Mass.. 1903.
8. H. H. Henry, Newburgh, N. Y.
The present offices held by the Past
officers are as follows:
Louis Renkert, Paymaster, Gen.
Geo. Washington, No. 1.
James J. Roche (deceased).
J. P. Lockwood (withdrawn).
Henry Shindler, Commander, Gen.
Henry Leavenworth, No. 75.
Daniel Driscoll (expelled).
John Duffy, Commodore, F. A.
Parker, No. 28.
R. C. Paris, Admiral Farragut,
H. H. Henry, Commander, Admiral
David D. Porter, No. 6.
InMiffnlas of the Union.
The present insignia of the Union,
which appears on the left of the pic
ture of the National Commander, was
adopted in 1891, and has been the offi
cial insignia continuously from that
date. This insignia was the one rec
ognized by the act of Congress of May
11, 1894, when authority was given for
the wearing of the same by officers and
enlisted men in the active service.
The insignia on the right is the one
which was in use from the founding of
the Order, in March. 1888, up to the
adoption of the present insignia in 1891.
count, two men for one of his own.
It was in this battle that the Vermont
Brigade lost one-half of Its number, or
more than 1,200, and the entire army
of 32 brigades lost something over
12,000; that is to say, the Vermont
Brigade lost one-tenth of the entire
loss. And almost all of this loss was
made in the fight with two divisions
numbering two to one.
Col. Taylor's book is almost entirely
taken up by proving that the Army of
Northern Virginia always fought
against overwhelming odds. If he will
consult history he will discover that in
this instance he is wide of the mark,
and if his figures for the rest of the
book are of no more value than this in
stance, he is not to be relied upon at
all.?Chas Porter, Grinnell, Iowa.
The 44th 111.
Mrs. Sarah A. Smith, Ashley, III.,
writes that she became a subscriber to
"the great and good paper. The National
Tribune, in May, 1904, and I must con
fess that I am well pleased with it,
as I enjoy reading the war stories, as
I have heard my good old soldier speak
of many things which I read in your
paper." Mrs. Smith adds that sho has
never seen any reference to her hus
band's regiment. He was a member of
Co. F, 44th 111. She says she would
be delighted to hear something about
that regiment, as she is "the lonely
widow of one of your comrades?John
L. Smith?who performed faithful
service to save our country and flag.
But he has gone, and like many others
has fought his last battle." She says
reading The National Tribune cheers j
her in her lonely hours. On Memorial
Day she hangs out of her window a lit
tle flag In honor of htm who fought In
so many hard-fought battles, for she
says she knows how well he loved the
Stars and Stripes. Mrs. Smith also
strews flowers on her husband's grave
[on Memorial Day.
For Deaf People
SUPPOSE you knew a man who had
been Deaf for twenty years?
Suppose you met him today,
and found he could hear every
whisper you spoke to him?
Suppose you enquired about him,
and found that he was one of the most
reliable, and responsible, citizens of
Louisville, whose word could be abso
Wouldn't you want that man to tell
you just how he got back bis full Hear
ing after twenty years of Deafness?
Wouldn't you want to know some of
the things he found out about the Ear.
and about Deafness, in fifteen years
study of both, and of his own case?
? ? ?
Well,?that is just what George H.
Wilson of Louisville, Ky., tells in his 200
page "Ear Book."
Mr. Wilson is almost as well known
in Louisville as Marshall Field is in
Chicago, or John Wanamaker in Phila
And, he was, for twenty years, almost
the D afest man in his native city.
Any one of the thousands who know
him today will certify that his Hearing
is now as sharp as their own.
Few men have studied the Ear so
earnestly, and thoroughly, as Mr. Wilson
had to do. for hi? own sake.
What he positively knows about
Deafness is personal and practical.
It is not mere book knowledge, but
the actual facts tested out by his own
?'The Wilson Ear Book" therefore
should be read by every man or woman,
who has Ear trouble,?who is Deaf, or
threatened with Deafness.
This* Ear DookMwiIl be sent Free to
any Doctor, or other person, who will
clip out this advertisement and send us.
with it, the name and address of one
Deaf person in his locality. Address?
The Wilson E. D. Company. 212
Todd Building. Louisville, Ky.
Rlchnrdson, the Rebel Spy.
Comrade S. A. Walker, Co. G, 15th
Ohio, Galion, O., sends The National
Tribune a war-time photograph of I
Richardson, the rebel spy, who was ex
ecuted at Frederick City, Md., and
about whom so much has been written.
Comrade Walker says the photograph
was given to him in 1865 at Chatta
nooga by L. L. Roberts, a veteran of
Co. G, 18th Ohio. He said his father
was at the execution. "I believe it to
be genuine," adds Comrade Walker, "as
no controversy has arisen."
RICHARDSON, THE SPY.
Comrade Walker also says: "In
March, 1862, the brigade of which the J
15th Ohio was a part was encamped
just north of Columbia, Tenn. The
weather was warm, but the swollen
waters of Duck River coming down
from the mountains were cold. Many j
of the men went into bathe. I hap
pened to be at the river some distance]
below the bathing place, and rescued
a man who was cramped in his limbs
and floating rapidly down stream. I
did not ask his name or where he be
longed. If he sees this I would l.ike
him to send me his name and address.'
Branding of Deserters.
Editor National Tribune: I see in!
your issue of Dec. 28, 1905, a statement]
from H. C. Weston, Co. D, 1st Mass.
Cav., claiming that deserters were oc
casionally branded as a punishment. I
also verify his statement, as I was a j
witness of possibly the same, although
we differ as to the time. We were en-1
camped near Belle Plain Landing at|
the time, and my diary says on April 8,
1863, two men were drummed out of
camp for attempted desertion. The
regiment was drawn up in the form of
a hollow square, with a cavalry forge
in the center; the deserters marched
around, with the band playing Rogue's]
March, one side of their heads shaved,
and then to the forge, where the letter
"D" was branded on them. They were
then driven out of camp. I have a dis
tinct recollection of the occurrence.
J. E. Firth, Cos. M and A, 2d N. Y.
(Harris Light) Cav., East Williston,
Saw Deserters Branded.
Referring to the alleged branding of
deserters in the war of the rebellion,
Comrade Carlton Felch, Co. C, 3d Vt.,
St. Johnsbury, Vt., says he finds in a
diary he kept in 1863, that on Nov. 17
"We had a division parade at 2 o'clock,
when one man of the 2d Vt. was brand
ed with the letter 'D' on his hip, and
another man from the 49th N. Y. was]
also branded with the letter 'D* on
It Is of but little use to try to doctor the kidneys
themselves. Such treatment is wrong. For the kid
neys are not usually to blame for their weaknesses or
irregularities. They have no power-no self-control.
They are operated and actuated by a tiny shred of a
nerve which is largely responsible for their condition.
If the Kidney norve is strong and healthy the kidneys
are strong and healthy. If the Kidney nerve goes]
wrong, you know it by the inevitable result?kidney
This tender nerve is only one of a great system of j
nerves. This system controls not only the kidneys,
but the heart, and the liver, and the stomach. For ]
simplicity's sake Dr. Shoop has called this great nerve
system the "Inside Nerves." They are not the nerves
of feeling?not the nerves that enable you to walk, to
talk, to act, to thiuk. They are the master nerves,
and every vital organ is their slave. The common
name for these nerves is the "sympathetic nerves"
because each set Is la such close sympathy with the
others, that weakness anywhere usually results in
The one remedy which aims to treat not the Kidneys
themselves, but the nerves which are to blame, is
known by physicians and druggists everywhere as Dr.
Shoop's Restorative, (Tablets or Liquid.) This remedy
is not a symptom remedy?it is strictly a cause remedy.
While it usually brings speedy relief, its effects are
If you would like to read an interesting book on
Inside nerve disease, write Dr. Shoop. With the book
be will also send the "Health Token"?an intended
passport to good health. Both the book and the j
''Health Token" are free.
For the free book and
the "Health Token" you
most address Dr. Shoop.
Box VM, Racine, Wis.
State which book you
Book 1 on Dyspepsia
Book 2 on the Heart
Book S on the Kidneys
Book 4 for Women
Book 5 for Men
Book 6 on Rheumatism.
Dr. Shoop's Restorative Tablets?give full three j
weeks treatment. Kacn form?liquid or tablet?have :
equal merit. Druggists everywhere.
To introduce our up-to-date
jewelry we will give away,
absolutely free, thia band
some Perfumed Lucky
Charm, tbe latest novelty.
Send your name and ad
dress to-day aad we will
forward it to you at once
without expense to you.
Wear one and be in lock
all the time. Address,
M1LF0RD JEWELRY CO..
Or the t'nlon Army, honorably dfccharwed War o1
I 1*61 -'to. and ex-Spanish War Holdtsca. or their * Ido""
I are eutltled to 16t? acre* of Government land In Ok la
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his shoulder." On Nov. 23 of the same
year I read, "Had division parade at
2 o'clock, when one man of the 2d Vt.
and one of the 77th N. T. had the let
ter *D' branded in the palms of their
right hands." There was nothing said
about them being drummed out of
camp, or their heads, or any part of
them, being shaved. "I distinctly re
member the first two, as I was in that
parade and saw the performance. But
the last two I should not have remem
bered had it not been for my diary."
FROM THE PHILIPPINES.
Why Do Not Our Younger Soldiers
Editor National Tribune: I am some
what disappointed at not seeing any
more letters from our young soldiers
in the "soldier's friend"?The National
Tribune. Surely, some of those boys
that served in the Philippines are tak
ing the paper, or at least they should,
for they miss a weekly literary treat if
they don't. For myself, I can't do
without it, and shall have it as long as
I can spare the dollar.
I was glad to see Comrade Mackey s
contribution this week. I am sure I
have met him near the Pauili River,
in the Camarines, Province of Luzon,
for my company was stationed at Pill
and his company (A) was stationed at
Baao. Our patrols often met the pa
I trols from Co. A. and no doubt Serg't
Mackey was with them a number of
times. Co. A of the 45th U. S. V. saw
a very lively time of it, and Its service
was of the severest sort. I am proud
of the fact that I served in a regiment
that was made up of such companies as
those of the 45tli Volunteer Infantry.
I should be very glad if Comrade
Mackey would give us an account of
the expedition to Legaspi in the early
part of the year 1900. It was a trip
that was a test of physical endurance
to all the companies that took part.
On that expediton were Cos. A. D, K,
M and part of E. But I will trust
Mackey to tell the story in these col
umns. ' Let us also hear from any of
the comrades of any regiments that
did their part in upholding Old Glory
across the Pacific.
As for myself. I was in the follow-^
ine engagements ove/ there: ?"a,a"
bangas, Ragay, Libmanan River, Lupi.
two actions in the Ragay Hills, two
near Ragay and St. Nino on the Bicol.
I saw the surrender of Arejoles at
Neuva Caceres March 31, 1901.?*
Robert F. Long, Co. F, 45th U. S.,
The U. S. S. Commodore Jones.
Comrade R. A. J. Hornsby, Williams
port. Md., says he enjoys reading the
soldiers' reminiscences in The National
Tribune. He was a sailor in the civil
war, and was a member of the crew
of the U. S. S. Commodore Jones, and
was on board when that vessel was
blown up on the James River above
City Point in 1864, by a torpedo. Com
rade Hornsby says the torpedo was not
intended for the ship he was on, but
for a monitor. He would like to hear
from some of his old shipmates, also
how many of the crew were killed; by
He Served Honorably as a Teamater.
Samuel A. Clemens writes from
Bridgeport, O., and says: "While I was
not a soldier, I was serving in the em
ploy of Uncle Sam. I offered my ser
vices when the first call for 75,000 men
was made, but the quota was filled, and
I contented myself with hiring as team
ster under Capt. H- C. Ransom. I tried
to do my duty faithfully, and was pro
moted from $20 to $80 per month. I
like The National Tribune, and can not
see how any old soldier can set alonf
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