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tola theta brigade atwnnad
The third tim thoy olil))1)0f i quite to
the heights. _ in c f them was
the ride P'h'; 1 an d deadly. Just
•no sheet o st j. t y,i. Morrison in the
H, cn ' Illinois political leader reeled
Up. **£S0»* ground. That
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<rr /"ffrf the curious incidents of war,
Ä ol hapitened hem The flashes
Sin the gun. set lire to the thiekly ^uster
intt dead leaves.
cousumii
They (lamed up like dry
the dead, dying and
boundedsoWiers who lay «bout in some spots
Xleklv as the leaves thenwelvea A con
A con
number of the helpless ones were
^m.ishe.1 himself at Fort Henry, was m
^niand of the Confederates at Manoy's bat
HLs men leaped over in front of their
#orks, after tin* assault, and saved such a«
***2» < tho'*iiight or Thursday, the ISth, came
«Si wore away. Up to the arrival of Lew
w*Maoe. on Friday, the Federal forces en
Jlced numbered only 15,000 men. The enemy
5d not know it. but they were without sup
«L. The road« were too heavy to transport
r~l and munitions, and these had been sent
Imund by water. The morning of tho 14th
iSaTtnion soldiers were absolutely without
uu I
During the night a storm of snow and sleet
•une on. It was terrible. The men had not
*,,*1 to sleep during the night. They could
Mt build fires, for these would have been,
aerely so many targets for musketry and ar
tillery from the fort. There were no shelter
tents for them. Dawn found them numb and
etilf with the cold, their clothing wet through
to the skin and frozen on their backa Col
Cndts J. Wright, Thirteenth Missouri, sat
apon alog wrfcpped in his blanket till 3 o'clock
in tho morning.
go tho Federal soldiers sttxxl the night
through. At dawn the •' >t began to shine
npon a bitterly cold day. Fires were built
toward tho rear then, and companies, in turn
relieving one another, went hack and thawed
their fronen garments and made coffee.
But they had no food, not a bite. Their
•nly breakfast was coffee, and thus they made
ready to face the day.
For the Confederates in the fort it was not
a whit more comfortable. They lay upon
their arms all night in tho trenches. And
yet nobody on either side was disheartened.
The Confederate soldiers wore full of light
and enthusiasm. At noon tho Federal Gen.
Lew Wallace and Ills Third division of min
gled veterans and raw recruits arrived into
«amp ill tho center with cheers und songs
and bugles souuding. Gen. Wallace rodo
Immediately to Grant's headquarters and
dined with him on crackers and coffee. The
general was nearly as badly off ns his men.
It was this day that the interchange of
courtesies between the licet und t he fort took
THE GRAND SOP T IE.
In the Confederate council the night of the
14th it was determined that the t'orco in fchu
fort should attempt to cut it« way out. on the
Federal right,through McClernand'* division.
Driving this division back, it was to be made
to roll over upon Wallace's division in tho
«enter, thus leaving tho Wynn's Ferry road
dear. By that road tho Confederates were
to escape to Charlotte, Tenn. Pillow, with
infantry and cavalry, was to make tho attack
on the Federal extreme right, near the river.
Buckner was to follow immediately after,
end do for Lew Wallace's division in the
•enter.
That was tho plan.
Meantime there was noli much lighting on
had. Rc-eriforc°meTits were arriving for
Grant, and were being posted.
Grant's troops were distributed over a line
aearly four miles long. • His own head
quarters were at-tho log house of Mrs. Crisp,
two miles from Dover, at the head of Hick
nan creek. It wus h little to t he left of the
•eater of his army, and between t he divisions
•(Lew Wallace and Gen. F. Smith.
So having arranged mattere to suit, him.
Grant sat down in the midst of his blue eres
eent of soldiers to starve out. Fort Donelson.
On their part, tho Confederate generals in
dde tho fort were quite aware of their peril,
ths night of the 14th Gens. Floyd. Pillow
and Buckner held a council and resolved to
cot their way out of tho fort through tho
Federal lines next morning. Ten thousand
troops were set apart for this grand sortie.
The Confederates tes > had lieen re-enforced.
Brig. Gen. Floyd was the last to arrive, on
Hie morning of the loth, witu4,tKRt men,
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* ah * he ex Pect«d to "roll the enemy
WcClernand'a division) in full retreat over
. j"' ® ac kner, when, by attack in
mnA _*? 7 , re * r ' could cut up the enemy
■M put him completely to rout."
«Uows attack was su dden and furious.
^Juataounding in McCleraand'a
when' 4 » troopa were not under arms
theonselwas made. There was con
»ftr da "Bo»' that the whole right
Ina few^mi F ®J ier ®^* rn, y would be routed.
tim. t - I î lluu ^ e * though, ill scarcely more
^ tak . es I to wr.te it. MuClermind's
(o^ ' ® n liad-thoh- faces toward the
anushook,
Wad like s ^ on , ^ the Federal soldiers,
Ä 'lf attics with the
mandrel a t Uhuoi.-i, who com
^ troiu'^f 0 ? ntho «teilt, received tin
fire till their llS nttac k. His men returnol
«natchJd un bo a " im , Un , ltion eavo ' >Ht ' T»*.v
and dying and £ tn 4 dg0 l ! oxes fro ' n the dead
foe t II that t tlleir co,1 tent.s into tho
«teat too gave out. Then Col. W. H.
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brigade went to the rescue. ;
tii quniied before the '-trc-blv
ittaek. A lamented «tali snian
who has lately passed to the realm of the un'
seen, distinguished himself gallantly here
He was then colonel of tho Thirtv-lirst Ilii'
liois ami his name was John A. Lo -nu He
was here an,1 there and everywhere in that
battle, showering electric words upon hu
men, his dark face lit with excitement, his
e\ e shining like an eagle's. the magnet
ism ot his personal influence he prevented a
panic and a rout, early in the day.
Mc( demand's division, with Taylor's
Dresser's and McAllisters batteries of li-ht
artillery, met the Confederate onset bravely
and well. To tho right of Oglesby still was
Gen. McArthur, nearest the river'. He had
been ordered there the night before, with
troops w ho had had m food all day. They
passed the night in the snow and sleet, with
out lires or shelter. G*:i. McArthur hud had
no time to become acquainted with the nature
of the ground. Ho only knew that he faced
Fort Donelson. The Confederate design was
to make u dash und get. cavalry in his rear,
and then with cavalry to rear of "him. infantry
before, he would be powerless.
Soldiers do not always find it easy to light
nll _ #„n a k a' i# » "B"' •
' but SeArUmr' 8 men hod j
fasted thirty-six hours. In this state of hun- !
stomached men in line of battle. They took
rHvpIV IlflTirl in fltn flirtt# D»f ___ si ___>
lively hand in tho light. But presently •
worse trouble than empty stomachs con
fronted them, and that was empty cartridge
boxes. Before that olwti.de they were indeed
powerless, and so the brigade fell back some
hundreds of yards to tho reur and took up w
new position. It is sufficient, to say of them
that toward night they got one square meal,
and then moved over to the left of the Federal
forces to support the troops fighting there.
The morning progressed. It began to look
indeed as if Pillow was going to carry out his
threat to "roll the enemy over." McArthur's
brigade had crumbled away. So had
Oglesby's. McCleniand's division was in tho
gravest danger. In the center, Lew Wallace,
with the Third division, was lying inactive,
llis orders were to act on the defensive and
watch the Confederates to prevent their es
caping his way.
Pillow'« division, in deploying, spread wider
end wider, and more and more toward Low
Wallace. McClcrnaud's division began to
waver. Three Confederate batteries, Maney'a,
Porter's and Graves', poured a steady fire into
it. Buckner was advancing, too, with his
•rest's cavalry flitting about ths
8 er the S' werc when they henrd at 5 o'clock in
morning the firing on Oglesby ou their
As 300,1 *** It w «* heard, without wait»
log for orders, McArthur formed his empty
«tnniAf^nl nnn in lino nf 'in.........t.
men, with F,
outskirts.
The three Federal batteries had exhausted
their ammunition. Taylor's ulone had fired
that morning 1,700 rounds. Buckner had or
dered an advance of three regiments before
noon. They had been met with a. blinding
fire from Col. W. H. L Wallace's brigade.
Snow flying in the air confused them so that
they could not see their way besides, and
they fell back to their entrenchments in dis
order.
But presently Buckner gathered his forces
and camo gallantly on again.
McClernand sent word to Low Wallace to
aid him. In the absence of positive orders
from headquurtere Wallace declined to move.
The place grew hotter and hotter. Col.
John A. Logan was wounded. McClernand
again sent word to Wallace, and this time
Wallace ordered forward Col. Cruft's
brigade, the first in 1ns division. Here an uu
fortui. iU mistake occurred, and several regi
ments of Federal soldiers fired into each
other, doing serious damage. Cruft's brigade
took the places of McArthur's exhausted men.
Craft's men fought gallantly, but at length
fell back some distance and took up position
near the hospital.
When Logan was wounded he suggested to
Col. T. 13. G. Hansom, of the Eleventh Illi
nois, to take his place with the Eleventh.
Ransom, too. had been wounded, but hud had
his wound dressed. Both were heroes that
day. Logan's regiment wus quite out of am
munition, therefore forced to fall hack, when
its commander went to have his wound
dressed. The Thirt y-first march«! hack for
ammunition, leaving the Eleventh alone in
the fray. But the Eleventh was attacked not
only in. front, but on hftth Hanks, and finally
broke and retreated. _
Gen. Wallace still waited, with his division
iu line, for ordere from Grant. McOlornand's
second message had lieen that his flanks were
turned and hi« whole command was endan
gered. It was then that Col. Cruft's brigade
was sent to his relief. But the Confederate
billows still swept on. Fugitives from tho
fight scattered down the hill l-chiud Wallace's
division. A mount«! ollicer galloped by. He
had lost his head completely, and shouted to
the general: "We are cut, to pieces. 1 '
Then Lew Wallace took the responsibility
of the order of battle upon his own shoulders. |
Instantly he ordered up bis »bird brigade, IV.
Thayer tvuunandiiig, and throw it across be
tween the broken troops and the advancing !
Confederates. Other regiments were behind :
as a reserve. Ho had barely got them iu bit;' (
when Pillow and Bue!»n--r. combined, swept. \
down upon them. 'IT" brigade stood like a [
! rock. Here won sour-of tie* most splendid
I lighting of the war.
The First, N- brüsk» regiment mid Woods
Chicago light million received tho shocks
first, and here at lost the Confederate billows
were thrown hack. They had struck #
wall, and could sweep no further. ihe)
withdrew," said Gen. Buckner, "iu some «in
fusion, but without panic, to tho trenches.
It wan about noon. This was the end of the
sortie. Lew Wallin'*' had saved the day at
at Donelson.
WHERE WAS GRANT?
It may have occurred to tic reader ihatth«
name of the general coniinn-iding, the ■•boss
so to s|ieak, of them all. has not lieen
mentioned. In th« naval tight •»** the 14th,
Commander Foote had been severely
wounded. Ho sent a message t o Gen. tirant
that aa he. Foote, was severely wounded, the
general might. |»rliap« «»tut* und see him. and
hold a council on board the Hag ship St, Ix-uis.
Grant did so, starting rarly on Saturday
morning. After Mil« consultation Foohistartrei
hB #- k to Cairo for mortar floats.
The fleet lay several n*lcs .loan the river
and Grant did not get back till about 1
o'clock. The sound of cannonading that
pierced through tho woods gave no idea of
the seriousness <•( tho situation.
Tho commander immediately rode from one
[K-int to another inspecting matters. His
first thought, when he saw liis batteml twt
t niions was to fall Irnck on the defensive, and
wait till l-'oote came ha- k with a fleer and re
enforccmc-r.ts. At 3 o'clock «' *. ht! a
noon he call' d MVlemaiid and Wallace ti>
ccthcr for counsel. It was held wUh all three
generals o„ horseback. Hraut seemed ex
cited, and us nearly nervous as < •rant could be.
His face was very serious, alm'-'f "
He held a handful of dispatches and
in profound thought. All at
Iiroko over the commanders f.i
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resist,
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light
and then
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told Gen. Sherman afterward:
"I saw that either side was ready to give up
if the other showed a hold front, and I deter
mined to do that very thing."
So the commander became strong and
Instantly there was
• ÄWI16 BßRlU, ftS usual. *ihm*uuj I uriu nus
j activity. Gen. C. F. Smith's forces on the
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told his men he himself would lead them, and
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right of the Federal line had not yet
taken port in the fight They were ordered
up. Gen. Smith himself, with long, gray hair,
a color bearer by his side, rode along the front
of his line, a striking, inspiring figure. He
directed them when near enough to churgo
Iwyonct on the rifle pita The signal was
given, the column moved forward and was
met by a roar of musketry from the rifle
pita
Col. Tuttle was in the lead with his Second
Iowa regiment. The advancing line wavered
a moment under the fire that mowed it, down,
then steadied und went irresistibly on. When
within range of t he Confederate muskets Col.
Tuttle shouted to his men, "Forward !" Then
they made the rattling bayonet charge. It
drove the Confederates from their works and
Smith's men occupied them. In the midst of
cheers and shouts from tho whole division the
Stars and Stripes were planted upon the !
works of Fort Donelson. Tims it was all
over with the Confederate right.
Over on the Federal right McCIt-niund't.; di
vision lmd been swept from the ground it- oc
cupied in the morning. Although Lew Wal
lace's men had checked the retreat; there and
stopped the sortie, yet the ground held by
McClernand in tho morning hud not been re
taken. Grunt ordered Lew Wallace to retake
it. As soon as Gen. Smith's di vision began to
move, Wallace was to attack too. Thus the
Confederates would lie engaged on both right
and left. Grant rode down the river to see
that, Smith was carrying out the order on his
side; then he hurried up to the right t o watch
Wallace s tneii.cxecute their command.
At noon it limited as if victory was perched
on the Confederate standard. The Wynn's
Ferry road, which hail been occupied by Mc
Clernatid, was opeu l'or tho Confederate re
treat. Buckner bail accomplished what, ho
had been ordered to do. The time just before
Grant ordered the renewed attack in the af
ternoon hod been the goldeu moment for es
cape. It was lost. Buckner had halted, wait
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oi t of the intrenehnieiits. Pillow bad tele
graphed A. 8. Johnston: "On the honor of a
s oldier, tho day is ouiu."
All at once Gen. Pillow sent Buckner word
to come back und take up his position within
tho works. Ho could only obey. As lie fell
back with his men he met Gen. Floyd. Floyd
was surprised, nnd asked what lie was about.
He ordered Buckner to stay where lie was till
he, Floyd, could see Pillow. Thus there was
more waiting. Finally Buckner, the fighting
general, was ordered to cross to tho extreme
Confederate right, and stop Gen. Smith, who
was storming tho works.
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Col. Roger U . tin nsoi
federate Kentucky, led
when t!»\v reached '!»•
SI'ltUEMH.R,
. uj the Second Cbiii
ilie advance. But,
i-• lit it was too late.
|v in possession.
I'ho Federal fores vven«:i!
Ilauson was u liravcand ne-, i:iii,li-hcd (.'on
fcdcrutc ofiici-r. It is inivivstin;; to know
that he nnd Buckner, !."th lighting men,
deemed the sitm-iidtT oi Fori iii.nclson n
ncccssitv nftcr unit. TI iti-on snvs m his re
port:
•T will tal:-- the liiici-i.y to add I lint up to the
time when we were ordered baek to the
! trenches our sueco'*: —»• complete anil our
i sscafie seeur*'.
'•It is also an opinion that the exhaustion
of the men from labor and loss of sleep, to-1
getlicr vv ith the demoralization caused by the
loss of our trenches on the right, rendered |
the surrender unavoidable."
When night closed in Wulltie«- too had done j
his work—regained tho lost, ground and j
cleared the hill. Just when that, was don«-,,
and he was within a few hundred fret of the j
Confederate iutrenchineiits, he i-coeived an j
order from Grant to halt and full Iwiek. VV al
laeo dlsols-yret the <ireJ«-r. He felt sure' the
general did not know his movement bod been
successful. So he took his own head for it,
and bivouacked on the field, just where he
was, dose to the Confederates, ready in the
morning to Is* up and sit them. But, when
morning came the sun's first rays shone u(ioii
a bugler, currying a whit» flag from Biv-kner
to Grant. Buckner's mo-sage proposed the
appointment of commissioners to ngm' upon
terms of capitulation. Grant's reply lias I"
come historic:
"No terms will las grant*--1 exivpt i*.n um-on
ilitional cud imni'-iiiate surrender. I propose
to move immediately upon your works."
Buckner wrote buck: "Use distribution of
tb? forevs under my command, incident, to
uu unexpected change ot «-oinniaiiders, rn.l
ths overwhelming forre under your c**:ii-,
inund, compi-1 me, notw.ths-tmidmg the bril
liant success of the Conf* derate arms vest or
day. to aocei t Die eng* ..« v'-us and nuchivai
rona terms win -!i you propose.''
Soon that Sunday morning, Feb. Id, 1 Si>2,
the Confe-fcrate forces surrendered to Grunt,
and the story of Fort Donelson was toU.
Buckner had good reckon to lie in an un
pleasant frame of mind that morning. At
midnight the night before a council of war
was held between himself and Pillow und
Floyd. Buckner told them his men could not !
stand more than half an hour's lighting.
Hunger, cold and exhaustion had done their
work at, last. Besides, there was no more i
ammunition. If his men tried to escape
three-quarters of them must be lost to save
the other quarter. Surrender wan the only
thing.
Floyd and Pillow said they would not Mir- ;
render, they would die lir.st. Then Floyd ;
handed over the supreme command of the |
fort to Pillow, who in turn transferred it to I
Buckner, who surrendered the fort. Pillow, i
with sonic of his immediate pvroonal com-]
ninnd, crossed tho river upon a scow and
made good his cseape. Two small steamers
from up tho river canto about daylight to the
landing. They took Floyd and some of his
men up the river. Forrest and bis cavalry
escaped on horseback. The two steamers con
tained Conf «lern to re-enforcements, who were
dumped out upon shore. Then Floyd's men
boarded tho bouta The conduct of himself !
and Pillow was regarded as unsoldierlv, and I
was rnado the subject of u searching investi- 1
gation from tbn Confederate government. Iu
an official letter to the Confederate secretary
of war, Pillow thought that, considering the
sacrifices be hml mode for the Confederacy,
und "the large and dependent family of
grown up und unmarried daughters on his
hands," he bad been very shabbily treated.
Of tho forces engagea iu this great tight
there were of Confederates, nll told, some
thing over ItMXW; of Federal«, 27.000. The
best estimate of tho Confederate killed and
wounded makes them about 2,000. Of the
Union forces the killed, wounded and missing
aggregateil 3.329.
The troops of Grant's army at Donelson
were mostly western men, many of them
from Illinois and Indiana. Ono remarkable
fact in this fight is tho number of men who
nfterward became distinguished that took
part in it. Hundreds of men afterward
famous both in military nnd civil life fought
there on those fateful tfavs.
famous military fought
there on those fateful tfavs.
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"BURIED WHERE THEY KKI.l.."
Immediately after the surrender Grant, !
McClernand and Wallace were made major j
generals. Grant's commission was dated Feb.
Id, and he was immediately placed in charge
of the military district of west Tennessee.
Numbers of soldiers were buried on the
field where they fell. Some of their graves are
still to be seen.' But of the earthworks und
lines of fortifications at Donelson there is
scarcely n trace. Even so from tho hearts of
the contestants that day have faded out the
traces of the lines which separated them.
Years ago Buckner forgave Grant. When
tbo nortbant vommaiulei* IjuHihI. :i yonf
I and n half ago, prominent among the pall
I bearers, who walked with measured tread l>c
1 side the honored dead, were* to tie seen tbn
soldierly figure and strong, lino face of Gen.
j Buckner.
. Il« preparing (be story of Donelson, mr.teriala
have been gutheivil from many sources, hut os|>e
dally from official documents published by the
United States government, from Judge force's
book. "From Henry to Corinth.' bossing's Civil
Will* in America, old files of The New York Trib
une and Harper's Pictorial History of tho War.
The illustrations arc chiefly from Mr. T.ossing'a
1 history.!
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Tilt* llcsput of tliv White llimac.
Hector, Mrs. Cleveland's handsome poodle, ,
bolds supreme sway at, the White House dur- !
ing the ubsonco of his master and mistress. !
Thu dog is muster of the situation mid is u ;
confirmed despot. One of the colored at- ,
(aches ot' the executive mansion wns assigned !
to the duty of waiting on the dog before tho 1
president left the city, and the curly-haired |
canine sees that, his servant carries out the in- .
t-tructioiiH given him. Hector is a very intc 1- •
lig lit dog, and undies up for his incl.ility to 1
spent; by expressive iiriions. il*- is very fond
of a stro!l urt. und the grounds, ntul takes his
body guard mit lor mi aiding two or three j
limes a day. When I» \, i dles to go r-ut ho
picks up Ids er-lhir wil !i a tag on it, mid starts |
on mi exploring trip till over the house for his I
attendant. <>n flailing him ho places the col- )
lar in the man
for the pl-sr-m
i-t placed «■.Vel
ins command
knows mi Inn:
tho executive <
to 1'!'
nd ;
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mont-:, with
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hisi'.ccl; ready
: ' ■ .kr. As soon ns the collar
d head the poodle I nous that
is to he « -bey cd. and his joy
(!;■-. Tile same attendant feeds
. g raid finds him a lim'd master
:al and butter mid tlr 1 < hoi • ,t>
null cakes for dessert, are id
ve: !ed, r.nd, a:; his lii;.y!t connections
mplianco with his demand: , he lives
»cure.—for. Baltimore Sun.
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nioncy enu be spent advantageously tor the
iiovv to Help til«* l'oor.
It Is sail to have to ni-knovvledge tlint the
majority of the schemes for bettering tlio
«•oiiilitioii of the working millions are worse |
tlinn useless. They <mi-times do iietual
liann. There-, is a way, however, tiiat
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bendit of the toilers. Cornelius YanilerbilC
lias appropriated a large sum of money to
build a «-lull house for tho employes of tho
New York Central Railway company who
work around New York. Iu this club the
nicu arc furnished refreshments and oppor
tunities for innocent recreation at a trifling
expense. The uiin is to give tin* employes, off
duty, a good time in a dub of their own. in
which there shall lie no (' imitations to dissi
pation. The Prince «if Wales recently la.d
tho foundation of a people's palace in East
London. When completed, it will provide a
means of recreation for hundreds of tho-t
sands of workmen, nnd also a technical c d
trade school for tiu*education of boys. It v. .it
contain n summer and winter garden, con
cert halls, swimming baths, gymnasium,
reading rooms and u library.—'Dcmot-est's
Mont lilv.
is alleged tiiat more than 5,DUO cheap
r.rc v.-irked off in New York nml
very year at sales of Tunst hold
m! < ach one is advertised as ''be
longing to a. lady who is obliged to dis
pose of this Magnificent intsimi,:«.! oil
account oi financial difficulties.' — New
York Post.
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A gentleman who has spent the sum
mer abroad, said to our reporter, that
the thing that impressed him most of
all was the number of holiday« one en
counters abroad and the little anxiety
the people display in the conduct of busi
ness affairs. "Mon boast here." he said,
"that they work for yoats without a day
ofl': in Europe that would be considered
a crime."
Mr. H. il. Warner, who was present
at the time, said, "This is the first sum
mer in years that I. have not spent on
the water. Been too busy."
"Then, I suppose you have. l»eeii ad
vwlMiig extensively ?
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fore cloaed our laboratory during July,
August and September, but this sum
mer we have kept it running day and
night, to supply the demand, which has
been three times greater than ever be
fore in our history at this season."
"Ilow do you acconut for this?"
"The increase has come from the uni
iwaul feeuguitiun of Ihr excellence of »»«.•
preparation*. Wo have been nearly ten
years before the public and the sales aw
confiant t<i iuemuiny while our newspaper
advertising is constantly •liiriinishing.
Why, high scientific and medical au
thorities, now publicly concede that our
Warner's safe cure is the only scientific
specific for kidney and liver diseases ancl
for all the many diseases caused by
them."
"Have yon evidence oi this?"
"Abundance! Only a few weeks ago
Dr. <1. L. Stephen«, of Lebanon, Ohio, n
specialist for the cure of narcotic, etc.,
habits told me that a number of emi
nent scientific medical men had been
experimenting for years, testing and an
alyzing all known remedies for the kid
neys and live;, for, as you may be aware,
1 the excessive use ol' all narcotics and
stimulants de- troys those organs, and
. until they can he restored to iiealtli the
imiiits cannot be broken up! Among
the investigators were such men aaJ.
M. Hull, >1. Ik, President of tlie State
Board of Health of Iowa, and Alexander
Neil, M. D.. Professor of Surgery in the
I college of Physicians ami Surgeons and
! president of tho Academy of Medicine at
, Columbus, who, aftarexhaustive inquiry,
reported that there, was no remedy
! known to schools or to scientific inquiry
j equal to Warner's safe cure!"
, "Are* many persons addicted to tho
use of deadly drugs?"
"There are forty millions of people in
the world who lise opium alone, and
there are many hundreds of thousands
in tliis country who are victims of mor
phine, opium, quinine and cocaine.
They think they have no such habit
about them—so many people are uncon
scious victims of these habits. They
have pains und symptoms of what they
call malaria and other diseases, when in
reality it is the demand in the system
for these terrible drugs, a demand that
is caused largely by physicians' prescrip
tions which contain so many dangerous
drugs- end strong spirits- and on« that
must be answered or silenced m the Kul
nevs nnd liver by what l>r. Stephens
says is the only kidney and liver specific.
He also su vs timt moderate opium and
other drug eaters, if they sustain the
kuinev and liver vigor with that, great
remedy, can keep up these habits in
moderation."
"Well does not this discovery give you
». new revelation of the power of safe
Aire?"
"No. sir; for years 1 have tried to con
vince tlio public that nearly all the dis
eases of the human system originate in
some disorder of the kidneys or liver,
and lienee I have logically declared tiiat
if our specific were used, over ninety
percent, of these ailments would disap
pear. The liver and kidneys seem to
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become depraved ami diseased.
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When titese eminent autlioi ities tints
tuibliidy atlir.it that ttieic is no remedy
.ike ours to enable the kidneys and liver
to throw «dl tin* iiiglitnil «'fi«'«:ts of all
deadly ding« and excessive use of stim
ulante it is an admission *.f its power as
great as any one could desire; for if
through its influence alone tin* opium,
morphine, «juiniiie, cocaine and liquor
hnWls can be overcome, wiuit higher
testimonial of ils specific power could Be
asked for ?"
"Yon tvullv believ«- then, Mr. Warner,
that, the majority if diseases come from
kidney and liver complaints'?*'
"I do! When you see n person moping
and groveling about, half dead and half
alive, ye ir after veil*, you may surely
put him down as liuvingsniiie kidney arid
liver tronlilc."
"The uiiioi «lay I was talking with Dr.
Fowler t he eminent < cculisi of tliis city,
who «aid that half the patients who came
to him fo: eye treatment «ore affected
by advanced kidney disease. Now many
people wonder why in middle life their
sight beenm -s so i-oor. V tiiornugU
course" of treatment with Warner's safe
cure is what they need more than a pair
of eye glasses. The kidney poison in tile
blood always attacks tue weakest part
oi the U>dy ; with some it affects the
eye* ; with other» the /«**<uf ; with others
ttie stomach or the lung», or rheu.untie
disorders follows and neuralgia tears
then» in pieces, or they lose the pouerx
of taste, smell or liee jme impotent in other
function* of the body. Wiuit man would
not give his all to have the vigor of youth
at command?"
"The intelligent physician knows that
these coiuplaiutH are hut symptoms ; they
are not the «limonier, and they are Symp
toms not of disease of the head, the eye
or stomach, or of virility, necessarily,
but of tiie kidney |ioiso,i in tho blood
and they may prevail ami no pain «.mviii
j in the kidney»."
It is not strange tiiat the enthusiasm
; which Mr. Warner display- in his ap
: prcciaiion of his own remedv. which re
stored him to health when itu- doctors
i said ln* coifid not live six. months, should
I hcc-uiie iiiiccrious and that the entire
t world should pay tribute to its power.
Koras ,\lr. Warner say-*, the sales are
: constantly im ieasaig, while the iic\ys
j pa|*er a*lvc:ti-ing is constantly dttninisti
i ing. Tliis s|H-.iks volumes in praise of
( the extraordinary mciits of Ins prépara
tions.

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