Newspaper Page Text
VERMONT WATCHMAN & BTATE JOURNAL, WEDNE8DAT, JULY 31, 1889.
Nlie Iliiffled the Itrigiind. While in a small town in Wyoming territory, says awriterin the liultimorr A'dis, 1 learned that a ladv living thcre had l)cen the heroine 01 n thrill ing advcnture witli train-robbers, and curiosity and love for the brave in duced mc to call on her to tcll mc the story. When I went to her house 1 was welcomed by a handsonie lady of thirty, and, in response to my earnest reuuesl for t liis onc chapter 01 her life, she related the following true talc: In lHT.'S, wlien but a girl of eighteen, l left ray home in Oniaha and came out here to till the lonesome position of night operator at a imall station on the l'acilic railway in tbifl territory. It was a dreary, desolate spot, in the midst of a desert. The only buildinga at the station. apart frora the depot, were a scction house, occupied by a track foreman and a few Chincsc laborers, a water tank and a eoal-shed. The day opera tor and agent, a mere boy, slept at the section-house, ahout two hmxlred yards distant, so that during the long, dreary night I was alone in the depot. Num ber four express train, l)ouud east, was due at 2:l.ri in the morning, but it never stopped uuless lignaled, and as it was the only train during the latter portion of the night, you can imagiue ray lonely situation upon tho desert wild. 1 had my books and guitar as companions, and passed niuch of the time reading, and when the doleftll howlings of the wolves were borne to my ears from the distant sand-bills I would plck up my guitar and endeavor to drown their eries with music and 8ong. The superintendent of the division, a buoyant, llght-spirited young gentle man, came over the road at frequent intervals and cheered me up with proniises of a better position when a vacaney should occur. Neoftcn found me on the very briuk of despair, almost on the point of resigning my position and returning to my humble home and tlie mother who depended on my salary for the necessaries of life; but his genial couversation and words drove away the gloom, and I came to look for his visits with asense of the keenest pleasure. I began to regard him with a sisterly affection, he was so kind and tender and solicitous for my welfare and comfort. One night, shortly after midnight, as I sat at my table reading a late novel, I thought I heard a shullhng footstep on the depot platform, but as it was not repeated 1 concluded it was but a wolf more daring than his cowardly fellows, and I resumed my book. A few moments later I heard a low knocking at the door, which I always kept locked, and a strange feelingeame over me. During my several weeks' stay at the station I had never had a visitor, and the suddeu knoek, so low, yet so startlingly clear in the stillness of the night, caused my form to trem ble and my cheek to blanch. My firsf thought was of Indians, and then I reasoned that it might be some trarnp desiring shelter. White I sat there ln affright, the knock was re peated, louder than before, and, mus tering all my courage, I approached the door and asked: " Who's there?" A gruff voice replied: " A traveler who desires to take the east-bound train." It was my plaiu and unmistakable duty to admit him, and with tretnbling fingers I drew the bolt. Instantly the door was pushed vio lently open and I spraug back to the table and sank into my ehair in terror, when seven burly men, wearing eloth masks on their faces and armed to the teeth, entered the olliee. One of them, evidently the leader, walked up to me, and, pointing a large revolver at my head, said, in a low, tirm voiee: " Gal, we don't want to hurt you, but if you make a suspieious move, or scream or give any alartu, so that any o' the men in the section-houso kin hear you, I'll spile the looks o' that pretty faee with a bullet. ISe quiet and 8ensil)le, and beliave yourself, and yer slian't be hurt. Whar's yer red signal latup?" " What would you do?" I trasped. " None o' your business. We don't want to hear any uunecessary back talk, nor no impertinent iuestious. W'liar's the red lainp?" A chill of horror swept over me when the trutli burst upon me that I was in the hands of aband of dusperate train-robbers, wliose evident iutention was to signal the train and rob the ex press car at my station. What eould I do? It was yet three hours until the train was due, but I eould not elude my captors to rouse the seetion-men, and I kuew by the glcam in the leader's eyes, through the lioles in his mask, that if I made the least outery lie would not Iiesitate to earry out his threat and murder me. I knew they eould Qnd the latnp easily by learchlng for it, and in a trembling voice I told bim it was hanging just in side tlie doorof tlie freight-room. One of the men got it, and after examiniug it to see that it was in order, tlie rougli band took seats to await the incoming of the train. The leader lit liis pipe, and, looking at me steadily for a few moments, said: " Vouug gal, when that ar' train loots her whistle we've got some work for you an offleial duty, as you migtit eall it. You must go out tliere on the plat form and signal the train to stop au' take on some lirst-class passengers. An', look here, if you make a sus pieious move or. don't swing the red lamp in the proper way we'll just ven tilate that graceful body witli liullets an' jump on our horses and git. Do you understand?" A desperate resolve had been taking sliape in my bewildered brain. I re plied that I fully unlerstood bim, and with a piteous cry, " (), you will make a murderer of me!" 1 tlirew my arms and my head down upon the table and began to cry and Bob as if my heart were breaking. Had he seen my faee he might have noticed a total absence of tears. I was erying for a purpose. When my arms dropped upou the table I allowed my hands to fatl upou tlie armature of the telegraph instru meut, so that I eould preveut it from ticking, while my right hand rested u,)on the key. Sobbing, bo that any slight clicking the key might make would not reach the robbers, I opened it and elowly made telegraph characters: II K L 1' These I rcpeatcd several timcs, hop ing they might reach the ear of some operator on the line. I then slowly aiid distinctly wrote these words, stiil sobbing violently: . " Who hears this for heav en's sake rcport to train dis patcher at Laraniie ipiiek that I am in the hands of seven rob bers who will eompel me to tlag No. 4 Send help quick." Then I signcd name and oflice call. I released the armature and the in strument clickcd out: " Hrace up little girl I hear you II." " II." was the train-dispatcher's call. With a (ierce shout, the leader sprang forward and rudcly snatched me awny from the table, and asked: " Gal, what's that?" " Only a distant officc asking for orders for a freight train," I responded. " None o' yer lyin', you little imp!" he roared. " Yer up to some trick!" " No," I replied, " I am not. If I were doiog that my lingers would be on the instrument. Don't you see I am not touehing it, and yet it works? It is only an order to a freight train away down at Medicine How." " Keep away from that table," he said, savagely. " An' if I ketch you at any tricks I'll choke the life out o' you." ()h,how eagerly my ears drank in every word the instrument ticked out! I heard a telegratn to tlie sherul of Green Kiver, twenty miles west, ask ing him to arm a posse of men at onee and get on board a special train, which would be ready for him. Then anothcr to the young superintendent, who was at Green Kiver, telling how my slowly writteu words had been heard by the dispatcber and asking him to supervise the preparations to lly to my relief. Then a tbird dispatch to the master mechanic, iustructing him to lire up his t'astest passenger engine and eouple ou to a earriage and await the superin tendent's orders. My heart beat so violently that it almost took my breatii away. It seeined an age ere I heard the Green Kiver operator call the dis pateher and say: "The superintendent, with sherilT and twenty armed men, are aboard, and train ready for orders." The order came Qying. It told the engineer he had a clear track, and to run at his very highest speed to withln a half mile of my station, and with his party to alight. Then came the wel come report from the Green Kiver oflice : " Special east departed at 1: 15." Oh, how my poor heart beat, and how my every nerve tingled with ex citemeiit; 1: 151 mentally Qguredthat the train ou such a desperate errand should make nearly a mile a minute aud reach the stopping-point at 1 : 30. The robber chief gave his men their instructions. I was to be sent alone to signal the train, and when it halted the band would make a rush for it. " Bill, you jump on the engine as soon as she slops and bold the engineer and lireman under your gun. Jack, you pile into the mail car au' make the clerk give up his registercd letters, an' Yank an' Aleck '11 work the express car, whi'.e Tom and Shorty hold the conductor an' brakeman back. Do your work quick an' bold, an' don't be afeard to burn powder if necessary." How eagerly I watehed the clock and how slowly, how very, very slowly the hands seemed to move 1:21, l:2i"and 1:30 were ticked off 1:861 Would they never come? The men sat on the bench alon.g the west side of the room, faeing the two windows ou the east. I tried to ligure how long it would require for the men to walk to the depot from the stopping plaee. Perhaps even then they were surrounding the station, and I ruiglit hear a knoek at the door any instant." O, horrible thought! In a few mo ments I might see men shot down be fore my faee, and I might myself be killed. I almost fainted with fright. The blood seemed to freeze in my veins, and I grasped thechair, or I would have fallen to the tloor. 1 : 40. There came a fearful crash of glass, and the black muz.les of a perfect cloud of riflei were thrust through the windows and pointed directly at the robbers. Then a voice cried out, "Men, throw up your hands! I am the iheriff, and in the name of the law demand your surrender. Make but a move aud I'll order my men to lire!" " Yer little cat!" hissed the leader, glaring at me savagely, as the band suddenlv held aloft their hauds. Then the sherilT and three men entered and disarmed and bandcuffed the robbers, and I saw the superintendent looking at me and heard him say: " What a debt I owe you, my brave girl!" Then I fell fainting into his arms. When I regalned consciousness I was lying in my room at Green Kiver, with several ladies around me. and was told that seven days had elapsed since ttie capture ot the robbers. 1 wassut feringfiom brain fever, broughtonby the terrible atrain I had passed through, and had been uuconscious for that long period. For many days thereafter I hovered on the border between life and deatb, aud the superintendent was at my bedslde several times every day, cbaering me up with words of eneour agement and doing all in his power to alleviate my sulTerings. I flnally recovered, and was called into court to testifv against the des perate gang. I shall never forget their tierce glances toward me as I told how 1 entrapped them, or how, in spite of the efforts of the judge au(l court ollicers to suppress it, the crowd cheered me as I left the stand. The men were sent for a long term to an eastern prison, and I have never heard of them since. " And did the company reward you for saving the train?" I asked. " Well, only slightly. Corporations have no souls, you know. Hut I re venged myself on the superintendent, in a mauner." " In what way?" " I married him," she replied, with a smile. Exchunge, lbfacrttscmmts. ITGHING AGONIES. Every Night I Scratched un til the Skin was Raw. r."'l cvtpI witli nrnlfB llke nimtn of innr ir. An awfnl ipMtMtoi !ctor nnty fA. Cnre hoiM'lt'Bn. Knilrrly nnrMl by the Cntlrnr ttMllWllM In flve wpokn. I tU KfliiR to tll you of tho pxtraorrllniiry rlmnK' fOnr OUTIpuRA I . i m i:''ir . r I .i i , . I OU DIP. AtMUlt the llrst of Aprll lt I notfrrd roimp rod iilmplri llkc coniliiK oul H over tny hcnly, but thntiKbt. DOtfb liiH nf tt uiitll IOII16 UtD0 UW 0h whfii tt ItfKnti t" Inok tlkf npotfi of iiiortnr ipottM oti, niiri wblrh ramc off tn luyor, np I witli HrbtiiK. I woitbl HiTHtch ''! ' irl'i utitM I TM raw, tbcii tht noxt nicnl tlir RcMlfff, lit'ltif? fnrnicrl iiiphiiw Iitli-, were scratrbcil nfT hkhIii. m vntn dld I cnnmilt all ttie (loi'torn tn tlie country, but wlttmut ail. Aftrr RhrlBff Up ftll hOpM of rfVftvcry I banpeni'd to spo au advprtlNcnifnt ln tlit tiowsiiaprr anout votir OtJ TicritA Kkm kki km, aud iiurrbtiKi'd t ht'in froni my dniKKbit aurl ODtelnM abuntt ttutnpdlatc Klwf. I ttt'Knn to notlofl tbat the ncaty crriptlotiH radually drnpppd ofT and fltnaiipnnrrd 00C )y oito, atid lmvc been fully Otind, I nnd the -1 - tblrti'pu niotittm hffort' I liOKitti tMHngtflC t'tTicritA RBMVDlJMi and ln four or ttve wt'ck wao ontlrply rurd. My dlncant" wh pczpina and pnorlasls. I reroinuifiidi'd thfl CtTTIOO it a Kkmkimks to .n lu inv vlrhilty, aud IkQQWofftjprMl many who naTfl tCjMnthen and thank nfl for tlip kuoubMlup of tht'tn, t"ptrlally niotlii'rs wImi liavf blN wltb prupttotm on thflr hoadM and bfidlcs. I can not OZpfMI tn worda tlie tbankn to you for what tlM i'l ricntA Kkmk DtM havo DM11 to him. My body was 60VMM wtth Bfah'B, and I wns nn awful HpMi tai'te tn bchold. Nmv tnv tkln Ih an nivv and ch'ur as a babv's. tih.OKHE C(tTV, MiTrlll, WU. Btpttmbtr II i iR7. KMbruary 7, IN8M No traco of tha dltMlfl from whloh f H'ttfrrcd has nhowit ttsMlf bIiimo tny rure. O. 'at lonra RMntjalM OttN Mvrry imcJh of BconlilBjf . htttntlhtttng, Itrh lORi burnltiK. sriily and plniply UIWUMI of thfl sktu. m-alp atnl bloofl, with lOM of hatr. and all huiuors, bhdfhcs, pruntloiiH, snrps. rab' aud I'rusts, wht'thpr siiuph', scroMilous or rnntaKlmts, wIhmi physli'laiiH and all OtnOT MtBtdlAI fait. Stdd PVMrvwlnTM. I'tIpm, Cl'TirrHA, tiftv rpntd: Smai twpiity-ttvprpntn; H kmo,v K r, $ 1 . I'rojiarpd bv the I'nTTKIl lHU O AM' CllKMICAI, t'oill'nllA TlOlfi ltnstou. I ff 'Send for " How to OVtt Skln DtMMM'tl paKMS, UIUHtration and hMt tpstliuoulals. I I PLESi black headttfed.rouith, cbappeO and X 1 iX oiiy skln prevtntoa by Cutiouba Soap. I CAN T BREATHE. ( hcst ralns, Strenest, W'cnkiu'sn, HitrkhiL' ,-h -il.tn i I ' m r i v and ' inti immailon relleved ln onc mln- PlMter. NothltiK flkp tt for riik Lungg UNACQUNTED WITH THE GEOGRAPHY OF TME COUNTRY WIL, CBTAIN MUCH INFORMATION FROM A 6TUDV OF THIS MAP OF THE ibbtrtisemtnts. IXEWAHK OF milTATlOyS. Al.WAYH ASK FOB I'H. VIF.WK'S PBlLWtt, OR L1TTLB SUUAR-VVATKJJ PJ1.LS. BpiilK cntlrclf VPBOlnblo, they op-vmU- wltlioiit (llHliirlinncc l the pypti'in, 'll't, or oooupaUon. I'ut up in ifnn vinip, hermetl- OflUy Rffilrd. Alwuye frcsh ftnl rclinlile. Ap a Inxatlvc, nllrrallvr, or pnrgaOve, theM little Pelleta Kivc the niost perfect piitlsfnctlnn. SIGK HfiOJCHF. BIIIOUH llrllillii ln , Diz.liieoa, :onll ln 1 1 on, I n d I f e I on, IIIIloiiK Altarkx, ninl nll (li'riunrc'incntp f thr slcun toh ind boweM, ars prompt ly ri'IW.'vfl nml prrmntii'iitly nurail hv th. I1HO nf lr. llereo'n Plenniil PurKmlve PcHel. ln oxptnnatlon of tlie remcduU power f nen PelteM ovit bii mat n varlety f dlaokMt, it miiy tnithfiillv ! nld thal their aetion iiin the lystom is unlveraal, nol tland or iiskiip esoaplnB their sanatlve Inflitenoe. Bold iy iriiw:KiPt. oents n vlal. Manufaetured at the Chominal Leboratorjrof WoatD'e Dibpbmaiit Ml.l'H'U Asscm l KTU N, DuffOlO, . Y. ' c Mcap.SocUslani&PaolficRj. Ii ' . : - Lince East and West of tho Missou'-. River. The Direct nouto to and from CHICAQO, ROCK ISLAND. DAVENPORT. DE8 MOINES. COUKCIL BLUFF8. WATERTOWN. BIOUX FALLS, MINNEAPOLIS. ST. PAtJL, 8T. JO& EPH. ATCHIBON. LEAVENWOHIH, KANSA8 CITY. TOPEKA, DENVER, COLORADO BP NOS and P'JDLO. Freo ReclininK Chalr CarB to and from CHICAQO, OALDWELL, HUTCHIN80N and DODGE CITY, nnd Palace BlocpinK Cars bo tween CJIICAGO.VVICHITAand nUTCHINBON. SOLID VESTIBULE EXPRESS TRAINS Of ThrouiTh Cooches, Sleepers, Froe Rocllnlng thair Cara and (East of Uo. Kiver) Dinlng Cara (inilybetwnen CUICAGO, DE8 MOINES, COUN CIL BLUEFS and OMAHA, with FREE Reclin tng Ohalr Oar to NORTH PLATTE (Nrb.). and between CHICAQO nncl DENVER, COLORADO SPRINGS nnd PUEBLO. via Bt. Joseph, or Knn Bas City nnd Topoka. Splendld Diningr HotelB west of 21. Joaeph nnd KauHaa City. Excursions dnily, With Choice of Routea to nnd from Salt Lake, Portland, Los AnproleB nnd San Frnnciaco. The D-: cct Line to nnd from Pike's Peak. Manl tou, Oordon of the Oods, tho Snnitariums, and Bcenic GiundeurB of Colorudo, Via Tho Albert Lea Route. Bolid ExprpBB Traiua duily bctweon ChiciiK'o and Minnoj polio aud Bt. Paul, with THROUGH Re Olinii ' CV.ir Carp fFHEE) to nnd from thoBe l-ointb . i i KausaB City. Throutrh Chnlr Car and Bleepcr betwucn Peoria, 8pirit Lake and Bioujt FnllB vta Rock Island. The Fuvorite Line to Wntertown, Sioux FuIIb, tho SummerReaorts and Hunting nnd Fishini? Grounds of tho NorthwuBt. The Short Line via Seneca and Knnkakeo offera facilitiea to tnivol to and trom IndiauupoliH, Cui ciunati and otbcr Bonthern pointa. ForTicketB, Maps. Folders. or denirod informa tion, uj.ply at uny Coupon Ticket OHice, ornddread E. ST. JOHN, JOHN SEBASTIAN, Oen'l Manatfcr. Gen'l Tkt & PaeB. Agt. CHICAGO, ILL. Akk you wuk aml weary, overworkml and tlrud ? HooI'h Sarnaparilla in JiiBt the mediciue to purify your blooil aud give you BtreUKth. Magee Mystic Ranges. Best in the World. Stoves of all Kinds Furnace Work a Specialty. PLANS AND ESTIMATES GIVEN. See the Pflrfeot FnnUUM before buyiug any otber T9w D, DEWEY & SON. Worth More than Money! i Qould nut Bluf. a Railway OiiMtx'i Kxi'Kuiknck. I OU trulhfully Hay that Hell'H Karsaparilhi hflpeil me very liiuttlt of ndlgeitioOi aml oured me ol a Kervoui Difiloalty 'iini troublediiM Rood desl whila in the l'. S. ltuilwuy Mail Serviie. Mnii.v ttUM I OOIlU) not pleep ufler a hanl ilay'H work until I took tb.il meiliiine. It eu tirely OUred me. 1 OAQ ri'i omiueml it as pure aml relialile. It . Cooknon, It.iivn CilHtom Houpe, Septeinber 10, Kifty rentrt a bottle everywhere. A. M. Robinson, Jr Apothecarj, Prop , Bangot, Me. WALTER & BARNEY Attorney-at-Law and Insurance Agent. Offiee, Kntuvh'a Ulock, No. 50, Main Street, . Barre, Vt. S500 (Terpd bv the miimifactur- eri "I lr. SiikcV 4'ntarrli 3 CHmnle NiihhI t'aturrh whleli ' they caunot oure. SYHl'TOlS Ol C'ATAItUII. DtllL heavv neadaeho, ohrtmctlon of the nasnl PIWIHI. dMOharse falllng from tlie head Into tlie tliroat. inietlme luofiiBf, watery, nml orld, at other. tliiok, tenaeioiiH, miieous puruletiti bloo.lv aml putrldt the eytm are wcak. watery, and Inflamcdi tnore t nniruiir iu the ears. (ienfnens. baeklnir or eouliiiut to oleM tlie throat, cxjpoctorauon of offenMve mattcr. tiwther witli aeatM from ulcersi the Voloe ll Ohanged aml liaKanat.nl twanir: tlie breath In OlteiMtvet imell aml taite nre Im- pelrcd; there is n nnMtioti of dtudQeM, with mcntal deproBlon, a hncklng eousta aml gcn eral doblllty. tmlv a few of tlie above-named ymptoini are llkoly t be prcsetil in any one oaae Thouesndi of eom annunlly, wlthout munlfcetiag half of tlie above Bymptomi, re sult in ooneumptlon, aml end in the gntve. No ilisease i-i so eoiiimon, more deccptlve and dangerous. or Iom undewood by physlclans. lly its mlld.goothlng, aml ln-iilmir propertlei, rtr. Saire's Catarrh Hemedy curei the worst casegof Catarrh, " cpld ln the bead," 'oryza, and i'atarrnal Headacne. Bom by druifiriits everywheroi N etnts. "I'ntold Agotljr from 'anrrli. Prof W HACSNBR, the fiimoiis mcMiierlsb otlthaea v r., wrlteei " Bome ten yosrs age I lUttered unt M aifony from ebronie nasnl catarrh. Mv faniilv nhyslolan gaye me up as Inourable, and gald 1 tnnst die. My tase wae uofa a bad one, that every day. towardi sun- set mv voiec would beeome so boarse I eould barelyipeak above a whlaper. In the morning mv OOtWhing nnd olearlng of my throat would almost tranglc. me. By the use .t Dr. Bagei catarrh Remedy, in three montha, I waaa well man, aud the oure bai been permanent." Conatan(ly Hawklng and BpiUlng." TnOMAS .1. BOTHtKO, EMh -'" ' '"r s'rri, 81 LoulD, 1".. writes: " I was a great snffeivr from catarrh for three years. At tlmei I eould hirdlv breathe, and was constaatly bawklng and splttlng, and for the last elghl mpntbi eould not breathe throinrh tlie noslriln. I thomrhtnothimf OOUld ! ffone for me. I uck ilv, l wai advlBcd to try Dr. Bago s ( atnrrh Rmedy and I am now a well man. I bciiove it tobe the only iure remedy for catarrh npw manufaetun d.'aiid one bas only to give it n fairtrial to expi'i i'-nee tutounding results and a permanent oure. TUroe BoHlen Cur" Catarrh. v,.. says: "My dauAtor had catarrh when she waa tive years old very badly. I W Bage'i Catarrh Remedy adverttoed, and pro oured a bottle f.ir her, and soon saw that it holood her s a tblrd bottle effeoted a i;;rnui , ," oure? She is now elghteen yean old and tound and bearty." 7 cent FIRST MORTGAGE LOANS 6 Ou Iniproved City PiopeflT. MINNEAPOLIS, M I N N . Money Loaned with Absolute Security. Slxteell Yl4irs' Kxperb'liee. Wr Loan about i. per Annum. Have Never Lost a Dotlar in Principal or Inlerest. RKKKKKNCKS: BoM.0BAItt.E8 PEWEY, Pruldeut Natlonal I.ife Iniurance Company, Montpelier, vt. MANCHE81 ER 8AVIN08 B'K.. Hancheitar, X. II. w. w. wahhkx ll Kllliv itreet, Bolton. PEOPLES TBU8T Parmlnitou, Me. PBED W. ARNOLD, Pretldent Equitable Klre and Uarlne Insurance Company, Provtdeuct, K. I. LOAN TRU8T 8AVIN08 B A NK. .Concord, X. II. WOLCOTT AliliK Kntlelil, Conn, HKXHY 1.. PBATT N Reada tr.-.-t. New Vnrk. RK WAKHKX kaxikii.I'M Newport, H. I. TH0MP80NVILLE TRC8T W)., Thompion vllle, Ct. C.8. AVERILL, Treaeurer Mllfunl Savlngi liHnk, UUtord, N. II. k iH X n. JACKSON I'lttaburk'. Penn, AHKAM s. KKKNCII Weel Towuiend, Uaii BYRON WOODWARD, 4W North Thlrty-ieoond Strert. I I , I. 'i ' , I'KXX Mt I'fAl. LIFE lxs. CO Phlladelphja. ('. M. BAILEV WiiLtlinai. Me. CBABLE8 It. CUMINGS 18 Btate Btreet, Idhtini. s. H. Pt PFER Lowell M,m REUNE MAKTIN IM Worth itreet, Xew VorK. JAMK8 Ii BUTLER... Taonton, Mhs. Correspoiiib.iiee Stil it'i tf iJ . W. A. BARNES & CO. Marble and Granite Works H. R. Mack, Proprietor. Special indueeinents to purcliasers for tbe season of 1889 in Monuments. Keadstones, Tablets, Tombs, Gurbing, Posts, Etc, made frotn any variety of IVlarblc or Cranite. flUH . M ln.- Hi ... 1.,.,. T ii ai f ii r f in in nn , ID a.l Dll, ' M ' ) d in r u r n,A U i . . an 1 '.nla waiir ibr ( iiii-iii, will irinl !'' i 'pcituD ID (lch lolll),lhr very 1 wurld, wttb !) tb n him nii will alw acDtl f ier a -ini.i. ti khne of uur coatly nd Talualilr an Mmplea In rviurn we aak ihai you v III we rnU. IQ Iho.' hIi.i .'nay al. At our htim. aoJ afi. i J tniintb in Iball tfti n. r uwn ruptrtr Thla jrrand ma'hme n maile aftar tbe NiliuiT pain.n. vhirh havfl run oui i '-lnr itairmt iUI II aoitl (or OVil, M ii Ii le i hmrnli, and now tm nn)rll, moat nar. rurld. aii i. rqiiirt(l. T'ain, brial inaintciiona pven Thotr whi wriia to u ai om can W " tbe beat eewiiiK-niai hint- m ihe world. and ihr fim i ii of m orka of bigb mi eer itauwn lonnhi-r in Am' i a IUI i ,(, jBox 140, Auiuitu, Mhiui- CDciX rncci jt' 1. la, hfn.nla. inCC " Hi.mn L r ii m ihe lllLi'i. No ... ., rq n, ri.rn rh'ite wh. wrile I, Wl I'enfiloiift Oranted. ToBradley Frost, Groton, 8S a month and 81,520 arrears; Daniel II. Snnth, Worcester, additional pension from !?h to SHamonthand PHOfi arrears ; Blijah rThltnay. I'utnanisvillc, 81 a month and !?i80 arrearn; John M. IJradford, Peabody, Mass., increafie from ?H to $12 a month; Albert II. Cushman, Tunbridge, 8 a month and 8524 ar rears; Thomas Cormodv, Sprinplield, increase from 81 to 8 a month : (Jyrue F. Farnsworlh, Kast Calaifl, increase from 88 to 810 a month; Timothy ('. (Jodfrey, Waterbury (,'enter, increase from 81 to 817a month; Mary.l. Lara bce, North Craftsbury, 812 a month and 8100 arrears; Ilenry A. Minor, Waitsfield, increase from 8i to 810 a month and M9 arrenrs; alvin I'ut nam, I'nderhill ( entcr, increase from 8Kto810a monih; John II. Kublee, Hoston, Mass., 8 a month and 16o arreart; Alfretl F. Bpauldlng, North Beld, Increaae from $i to 98 a month and about 8100 arrears; .Tohn Ilyan, North Fayaton, iacrease; I.eander Laraway, Morrisville, increase. sixty, which will be nearly 100. increased aoon to QiieNtions Answered. M. W. I.., Wolcott. II iram Smith, .Ir., the deputy comniissioner of jumi sions, is a native of Vermont, and his father resides in Wolcott, Vt. Ile is a lawyer, and has resided in the state of Missouri for many years. Ile served as a soldier during the war in the Teoth Vermont Kegiment. II. L., Hyde Park, Applications for pay and bounty due loldlera should be made to the Kecond auditor of the treasury department. Application for the retnovaj of the charge of desertion from the record of a soldier's service should be made to the adjutant-general, United Slates Army, Washington, I). ('. G. S., NORWICH. If a soldier has died since his service in the army, leav ing a widow, she is eutitled to a pen sion, whether she was married to him before or after his service in the army, if he died from any disease or injury contracted in the United States service, or of a disease resulting from a disease or wound received in the service. The rate of a widows' pension is sl2 a month, if married to a soldier prlor tn March 19th, 1886, and 88 a month if married since tbat date. T. T. P., WATKRBUBY. If the com niissioner of pensious has declded to increase all 82-a-montb pensions to Sl, as we understand he has, we do not see the necessity for a medical exam ination in every case, at a cost of 6. The 82 rate is as dtliuitely established by tbe practice of the pension olliee as any other rate. The loss of a finger or toe without complications entitles to S2 a month, under a long-establlsbed prac tice. If Corporal Tanner wishes to raise all sucli pensions to 84 a month wliy not do it without resortiug to a medical exaniination? ASABKL Minou of Warren, a soldier of (;ompany I, Ninth Vermont, aud an inmate of tbe Soldiers' Home al Bennington, has donated to the Sol diers' Ilomc in Vermont 8400 for estab lishing a soldiers' library at the Home. He is a pensioner and had carried the money he donates in a belt on his per son for many years. How many have tried a solution of gum tragacanth for scrap-books and other like purposes in place of paste or mucilage? It can he bought at any druggist'g. Soften a bit tbe size of a dime in about two table-gpoonfuls of cold water, stirring occasionally wilh the lingers until well dissolved. This does not stain, like mucilage, and llve cents' worth will last a long time. Clara lidh. lie. Ieafness t'an't be Cured by local applications, as they can not reach the diseased portion of the ear. Thcre is only one way to cure deafuess, and that is by constitutional remedies. Deafness is caused by an inflanied cou dition of the mucus lining of the eus tachian tutie. When this tube gets in tlamed you have a rumbling sound or iniperfect hearing, and when it is en tirely closed deafness is the result, and, unless the iutlammation can be laken out and this tube reslored to its nornial condition hearing will be destroyed forever. Nine cascs out of ten are caused hv catarrh, which is nothing hut an inllamed condition of the mucus surfnces. AVe will give One Hundretl Dollars for any case of deafness (caused by oatarrb) that we can not cure hv taking HallV Catarrh Cure. Send for circu lars, free. F. .1. CHENEY & Co., Toledo, OhlO. crtiscmcnts. HUCKKYE BELL FOL'NDKY. HflUa nf Hur Coimer and Tln foff V. k ..i , A,.. llurnn furnia tr. FULLY WAHKANIKl'. l'UiluEU. 1 v v M)i i .v ili l, CINCINNATl. OUIO Shermau Aneedotes. The New York correspondent of the ('incinnati Enquirer writes: "There are few men Hving who possess Gen eral Sherman's facultv for rarely re peating the same anecdote. It is not often that any man can be found, after reachtng the age of sixty, who doea not unconsciouslv tell the same storv two or three times, if at all given to reminls ceuce, but it is generally safeto assume that the comniauder of the Army of the Tennessee tells something new every time he opeus his moutli. While swapping stories with (ieneral I.ew Wallace and Senator Daniela, the other day, he said: Down at Selma I wanted to get a good personal inspection of tlie ground, and left my horse with au or derly while I took a trip on foot. The main body had advanced and the tkirmiahera had gone to the rear. I passed two fellows lying flat on their sioiuachs in the underbruah. They were playing poker. I heard one of them say: ' I see you flve hundred and raise you a thousand.' Thisstruck me as an extraordlnary stake for soldiers who got J16 a month, and my curiosity was exctted. I stepped up and saw that cuch one of them had a haversack packed with bank-notes. As 1 got closer, however, 1 found it was con federate money that they were playing with. 1 luppose they had s.'i(l,ilOl) be tween them. Why, tbe ante in that ganie was 8100 no liniit." General Wallace made a good saliy at Bherman't expeuse just after this rela tion. Shermau was telling ahout a very clcver wonian spy, who had passed tbrough the coufederate lines and bad traveled nearly 1,000 miles to reach his beadquarten and report. " She was one of the most extraordinary wonien I ever saw," he said, "and mpplled me wilh very valuable information. She not only gave plans and drawings, but she was able to tell of iuteuded move mentl tbat ought not to have been known to any person outwide of the commander of the oppoaing foroei and his most Irusted advisers. I asked her if she needed money, and she said that ln oontinue her work she must have i(00 i" greenbacks and 3,000 in cou federate money, I got the $500, but l was doubtful about get ln,' such a lartre mn as 18,000, even in rebel scrip. I called in General Kilpatrick and iiskeil bim if be eould get some contraband money. 1 How mucb doyou need?' he asked. ' A pretty good sum,' I re pliid; '83,(KX).' 'Oh,'said Kilpatrick, ' that is a small matter. I aiways carry that sum in my clothes,' and be pulled 8o,0(K out of his pocket and counted it out. Strange to say," con tlnued General Sberman, mutlngly, " I have never seen that WOmaD since the war closed." " Well," aid Wal lace, with a twinkle in his eye, " then she must surely be dead. No liviug woiuan would ever let you go tbat early." THK Grand Army posts at l'ost Mills and Wells Hiver have presented two autograph bed-iuilu to the Soldiers' Home, containing, respeclively, 1,050 and 700sigOfttUrei of old soldiers, includ ing l'resident Ihirrison's. ludividuals, eomrades and Grand Army posts have furuished many of the new rooms, sev eral douatious coming lroni eomrades in Troy, N. Y., and from more remote poiuts. The inmates now number vaketw! dll (mimmer (oomplamU, 6zamp&, A l 0 0 uouc$ axe alwaijd cuted JiainMilfa; m n 171 THE CREAT German Remedy. TRUTHS FOR THE SICK. ..r tli.i-e ilo.itl ilv BllloniSnelladenend ODSULPBUBBlrtKai it ill oure you. 1 i:llVr w itli that tl red and au i feeliiijx; If i". ute n.i iii'K iu i i liis ; it w ill cure you. il.K'O 11! he I'.llil for a case wliere si I. in u l;i n riis il! ii. t ;i--i-t or i ure. r I nerer talis. ( lnerutlvenw li.iare oloeely oonAned w tlie inills iiikI work- aone; clerka,whoK no( liroelire Mlllleicnt exereise, anl all VfW areniiiilueil Indoon tnoukl um si t.ein ii BITTRUS. 'I liev w ill! not then lie eali aii'l lokly, looil 'iis i ii 1 1 1 nu' tl fin I'nnl I Sl 1.1 I healtll will lol If v u .1 t w il: tnvuffc rfi'uiii Klieiitn atltni, use a bottle ot sriini u BlTTKai It never fatle 10 euro lion't le w Itli.ait n liotile. 1 ry It ; you will not ivL'rei it. ToTuTelieatT healtll. wlio are all run ilown, slioulil m Si i.i in u IH l l kus ause the Itiatedl I when you ieel inpiirilie- hinst I lirough ihe sklnl Implee, Bloti hei I Borei, Kelj 01 II I'll I ' K IH 1 I I lls P l 1. 1111 l( III I 1 I.US .will cure Llyer 1 laint. lion't be lie iiiagediltwilleure ou. I l.i'Mi it III i 1 1 ii- w ill ImlM you lie aml nake you .ual nenitny. DLPIIUR IIITI i its will make vour hlooil pure, rieli aul t.trong ol vour iiei-ii riaru. 1 I V Sl l.l lll II IllT l U to. iilulil, aml ou will nleeii well ll.l f.-el Letter forlt I Do vou want the best Medical Work publlabedl Bnd I J ' eiit staiap- to A. 1'. OBOWAl 4 Co, Itoutou, Man8., auT reei'lvB a eopy.free To Soldiers and Pensioners. Tln1 ttlM hM OOmi Wb-tO ivcry aoltlitT with miij (UnHbiUty rfttultliiK frmu if rvU't 111 the rny Is pii tltlfd tn ii pMHlon. hiuI every tuvHllil MlWOIMr h bo MUtT'H lifinelf rnteii Unt low nhuuhl Hpply ftir hii tiu-reHHe nO nuttter tf tlie eltilin Iihm been rejecteil. Th DMMnl ltherKl OOnittUOHOO t( the tieiiAtiHi law upeiio the dour for the MdlliUiiUtu ot CnOIIMUlal Ot rt-Jfi tett ollUmii Miiy wtilnwn untl (iepeiiiliMit reU tlvei of Miihltvm whtite eluiiiiM htive heeii rejeeted .1 ' now heliiK . i u,' i i'.'i.-. with 1 .i ... Hiinit) of Hrrenrt. Atlv'ee hiu! hUnka freu. Athtreaa Ti .1. DKAVITT, Montpelier, VI. O. L.&E. C.HOYT, m i-'t n - itn.i Counllorii at Plainfield, Vennont. with ui oaSce avt Marshfield uu Kiidtiy avud 8tardy of vch wek. Also Ueueriil Flre luiunuice AreuU. E Ct Hoyt, Feiwlou and C'lalni AgeDU