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DURING MID SUFFERING.
A History of the Andrews Railroad
Eaid Into Georgia in 1862.
The Host Heroic and Tragic Episode
I of the Civil War.
Embracing; a Fall and Accurate Account
of the Secret Journey o the Heart of
the ; Confederacy, ; the Capture of a
5 -Railway Train in Confederate Camp,
the Terrible Chase That Followed, and
o- the Subsequent Fortunes of the Leader
and His Party.
The expedition, in the daring of its inception,
had the wildness of a romance; while in the
gigantic and overwhelming results it sought and
was likely to obtain it was absolutely sublime.
Judge Advocate Obneral Holt's Official Re
It was all the deepest laid scheme, and on the
grandest scale, that ever ' emanated from the
brains of any number of Yankees combined.
The ; Southern Confederacy (Atlanta, Ga.),
April IS, 1862. . ..
Despite its tragic termination, it shows what a
handful of brave men could undertake in Amer
ica. Comte de Paris' FT is tort of the Civil Wah
in America, vol. 2, p. 187.
By WILLIAM PITTENGER,
MEMBER of the expedition.
Copyrighted, 1887, by War Publishing Co., N. Y.,
and published by arrangement with them.
The following narrative Is no "war ro
mance" or "story founded on fact," but
a genuine history, authenticated in every
part, of real events far stranger and more
thrilling than any fiction. The facts were
investigated . at the time by the order of
Edwin M. Stanton, secretary of war, and
as a result the official war records, now
being published by government, contain
full proof of every material allegation.
In the first series of that work, tenth vol
ume, part first, and beginning on page
630, will be found the official reports of
Judge Advocate General Holt, Maj. Gen.
Buell and Col. Lee, of Atlanta: together
with statements by surviving members of
the expedition and by Confederate Gens.
E. , Kirby . Smith, ; Braxton Bragg, ' the
Confederate secretary of war, Gen. Ran
dolph, and the president, Jefferson Davis,
with many others. I have used also my
own recollections and phonographic notes
and dates, jotted at the very time of the
events, and am thus able to make a more
life like picture than would otherwise be
possible. ,.: ; ,,
I have only taken the liberty of passing
more hastily over those events and ex
planations which,-while necessary for a
full understanding of the whole, are more
in the ordinary line of military experience,
in order that more space be given to those
elements of tragedy and thrilling adven
ture in which this raid stands separate
and unrivaled among all the many heroic
deeds of the terrible struggle for maintain
ing the American Union. Not a single
fictitious incident or an embellishment of
fancy has , been introduced. Wherever
conjectures as to unknown motives or in
cidents have been hazarded they are
clearly distinguished as such.
TOE ANDREWS It AID REACHES THE HEART
OF THE CONFEDERACY.
At Nashville, in March, 1862, while Gen.
D. C. Buell commanded the Army of the
Ohio, a spy in his employ, J. J. Andrews,
proposed to him to take eight men and
destroy some of the principal bridges far
to the south, on one or more important
Confederate railway lines. Buell con
sented and gave the men; but though the
daring spy took his men to Atlanta, Ga.,
the enterprise failed from the absence of
a Confederate railroad engineer whose
help had been promised. The men, with
Andrews, succeeded in reaching the
Union lines again in safety, at Murfrees
boro and Shelby ville.
These points were then under the com
mand of Gen. O. M. Mitchel, the celebrated
astronomer, who had been detached with
10.000 men from the army of Buell for the
purpose of guarding Nashville on that side,
and of inflicting anv iniurv in his nower
upon the enemy. Tne report of Andrews,
who brought full information of the condi
tion of the enemy south and east of Mitchel,
probably confirmed the daring schemes he
was already entertaining, and between
them they arranged for the boldest push
of the war. What they meant to do may
best be inferred from what they actually
did. Mitchel moved his whole division to
Shelbyville, Tenn., and prepared to move
rapidly and secretly upon the line of the
enemy's communications directly south
ward. To Andrews he gave authority to
take from twenty-four to thirty volunteers
probably a man from each company of
the 2d, 21st and 33d OhiQ regiments. The
twenty-three of these who reported were
dressed in ordinary suits in place of their
uniforms, supplied- with side arms only
and with an abundance of - Confederate
money, and " met their leader in a lonely
wooded spot at night near the Union
picket line. . Here he directed them to
break into small squads, and getting into
the rough and unguarded country in. the
Cumberland range of mountains, proceed
by unfrequented routes across the moun
tains to different stations on railroads far
within the Confederate lines, where I no
guards' were placed and where travel was
as yet free and unrestricted by passports
or o her dangerous formalities. Then it
would be easy to reach any part of the
south. If questioned while on the way
they were to state that they were from
Fleming county, Ky., on their way south
to escape "Yankee" tyranny and to join
the Southern army.
I Fleming county was the home of An
drews, and there is a thread of tender and
pitiful romance connecting it . with his
name which the writer learned on the
spot from parties concerned many years
after. Andrews loved, wooed and won a
Kentucky lady of that vicinity Miss
Elizabeth J. Layton -who, like himself,
was an ardent ; Unionist. She was de
scribed to me by neighbors as not strik
ingly beautiful, but attractive ana esti
mable. Before their marriage the war
broke out, and he
entered soon af
terward on his
, perilous business
as a spy for the
Federal army. To
- the southerners
. he represented
- himself as their
friend, and car
ried over the line?
from the Union
side articles such
as quinine of
great value to
miss LAYTOK them -thus driv
ing a very profitable trade and furnishing
them plausible excuse for his frequent
passages from one side of - the military
line to the other.: He gained the entire
confidence of the southern officers, and
was able to travel at his will through
their territory. Tq. the Unioft officers he
reported all his operations and brought
fiv em information pi priceless value,
v v .this acquaintance the onjh
WATERBURY EVENING DEMOCRAT, MONDAY. DECEMBER 5.
which alone rendered possible the daring
expeditions he meditated. I
But the dangerous business in wnicn ne
was engaged was a great source oi gnei
and apprehension to his promised bride;
and through her persuasions he was in
duced to pledge her that when he suc
ceeded in one more enterprise he would
retire from the deadly dangers which are
the daily company of a spy; and with; that
understanding - their wedding ' day "- had
been fixed for some date near the middle
of June, 1862. ,The expedition which was
to be his last was this raid upon which we
were now engaged.
The writer and the men wit a mm, as
well as the other squads, directed their
course first eastward till well in the
mountains, and then southward, meeting
with few obsta
cles except almost,
ceaseless I rain ,
3treams, till Chat- t
tanooga and other
stations west of
that point on the '
passage was taken
on different trains
to Marietta, the
second place of
on by us. Our
3tory or being op
ians .gained us
ready hospitality. J. j. ANDREWS.
Two of our number, however, were sus
pected, and as the readiest way out of
their dilemma, joined the Confederate
army which we had all , been expressly
authorized to do in case of need, and
which was the easier now, as the conscrip
tion was being relentlessly enforced, and
it. wa3 assumed that all travelers, who
could not give a good account of them
selves were fleeing from it. At Marietta
we spent the night, intending to capture
our train in the morning in a camp of
the enemy's and making ouj way
northward, burn the bridges which
constituted the object that had brought
us more than 200 miles away from the
nearest Union forces. But everything
had worked well so far, and we were very
hopeful. . -
GEN. .MITCHEL MAKES WAR WITH ASTRO
NOMICAL PRECISION. '
The promptness and celerity of the
movement by which Gen. Mitchel sur
prised the enemy in his front and cleared
the way for still greater enterprises was
hardly, if at all, equaled by anything on
the Union side during the whole contest.
Pouring rain, flooded creeks and bridges
swept away did not delay him a moment
beyond his calculations, though they add
ed enormously to tho discomforts of the
army under his command. Probably his
scientific training was to some extent re
sponsible for his appreciation of the value
of minutes. Astronomers are accustomed
to deal with the thousandth part of a sec
ond! and Mitchel, in his backwoods ob
servatory, had invented instruments
which made stellar records with more
precision than any astronomer who had
gone before him, and thus won world
wide fame in this department. He car
ried the same qualities into the army.
Leaving Shelbyville for a forced march
the morning after the Andrews raid had
started on its perilous way, and in exact
time to secure the largest results from its
co-operation for its work was also to be
done at a fixed period he Teached the vi
cinity of Huntsville before the enemy had
the slightest intimation of his approach;
then rousing his men at midnight by the
light of the setting moon, he finished his
march in the darkness, and came upon
the sleeping town in the morning twilight,
capturing everything stores, messages,
locomotives, trains and all the supplies of
the railroad." " " - -' " "
This was a glorious triumph, but it was
only the first of the three parts of which
Mitchel's plan consisted, and he at once
entered on the second. Friday, April 11
the very day on which we had reached
Marietta he arranged all affairs con
nected with the railroad management on
a new basis, and started two trains loaded
with troops right . into the midst of the
enemy's territory. The first went west
ward to possess all the road in that direc
tion and to open communication with the
armies of Buell and Grant, then at Pitts
burg landing, which was successfully and
promptly accomplished. The other, com
manded by i Mitchel in person," started
directly eastward. How far it should go
depended .partly on the resistance met, but
still more on the news that might be re
ceived from the Andrews raiders. The
little division of Mitchel presented on that
clouded Saturday morning a most active
and imposing spectacle to an eye capable
of embracing it all. ' Three different rail
road expeditions were rushing forward in
rebel territory for ours was also
launched, and the other two, east and
west, were in full progress while his re-
enforcements and the regiments which
had been outmarched were closing up on
the central position at Huntsville. When
Mitchel halted - a short distance from
Bridgeport, Ala., and only about thirty
miles from Chattanooga, he knew that
the greater part of his work was still
undone. The whole north was thrilled
by his success; he was ' made a
major general and congratulated by the
president, and ordered to report directly
to Washington; but he knew that the key
of the enemy's position, the grand stra
tegical position of the war, at least in the
west, was still unwon. And he also knew
that whether he could take and hold it
depended upon the degree of success with
which we met that day in disabling the
Georgia State and East Tennessee rail
roads. : Could he capture Chattanooga at
this early date, that town, which with its
southward connections afterward cost
scores of ; thousands of lives and around
which . struggled . Rosecrans, Thomas,
Grant, Sherman, Bragg, Longstreet,
Johnston, Hood and their brave armies
for two years of deadly conflict? Mitchel
saw the value of this point, and before
breaking camp at Shelbyville had sent our
party to destroy the bridges on this road
and the Chickamauga bridge on the East
Tennessee road, thus with his own ad
vance from the west cutting off all possi
ble succor and leaving Chattanooga, now
denuded of troops, at his mercy. . He had
now halted until he could hear what he
had done. V
But one mistake already had been
made. . We were to strike the bridges on
Friday, the very day that Mitchel struck
Huntsville. It was now Friday evening
and we had done nothing, while Mitchel
was within two hours' run of Chattanooga,-
with the road open before him, abundance
of rolling stock, and the enemy in panic
in his front. The cause of this delay was
that Andrews, reasoning in a way that
would have been justified in the case of
any other Federal general, was assured
that Mitchel would inevitably be delayed
more than one day by such torrents f
rain as had fallen since we left camp; and
that for us to strike too soon would im
pair the value of our work and might even
sail the enemy's attention to Mitchel'
qwn advance; so he had sent, word to-' our
different squads that the grand attempt
would be Saturday the 12th of April, in
stead of Friday, That would yet be .ia
full time for Mitchel's enterprise, but1 it
Incmuyed our own difficulties and dangers
In a waytnat will soon oe made plain.
On our, morrow's work, - therefore, de
pended .the "possession of I Chattanooga,
and probably the whole after course of the
war in the . west. This ia an inference
only; but it rests upon a mass of evidence of
which the reader who has not attentively
studied the subject can scarcely; form an
Idea. . "
- CHAPTER 'WL '
V WE CAPTURE THE TRAIN.
The Andrews party were greatly crowd
ed in the large hotel at Marietta on Fri
day night, having to sleep' three or'four to
a bed, but soldiers are not fastidious, and
the greater number slept soundly. We
had unbounded confidence in our leader,
whose part it was to provide for all con
tingencies, i fi i -r
The names of the men who reached Ma
rietta to take part in the railroad raid
were asfiollows: rt" A O
James J. Andrews, leader of the expe
dition and a citizen of Kentucky.
The Second Ohio regiment contributed:
Marion A. Ross, Company A; George
D. Wilson, Company B; William Pitten
ger,' Company G; Perry G. Shadrack,
From the Twenty-first Ohio regiment
were detailed: .V?- ,
Mark Wood, Company C: J. A. Wilson,
Company C; J. R. Porter, Company C;
William Knight, Company E; Wilson F.
Brown,' Company F; Wilson Bensinger,
Company G; . Robert Buffum, Company
II; E. H. Mason, Company K; John Scott,
Company K. ,
The Thirty-third Ohio supplied:
Martin J. Hawkins, Company A; Will
iam Reddich, Company B; John Wollam,
Company C; Samuel Robinson, Company
G; 1 D. A. Dorsey, Company H; Jacob
Parrott, Company K; Samuel Slavens.
William Campbell, also a member of
the expedition, was a citizen of Ohio on a
visit to the camp, and managed to enlist
among the raiders. ?
Andrews scarcely slept at all that night.
He first went to the hotel and saw that
those who lodged there had made arrange
ments for being called on time in the morn
ing. Porter and Hawkins, who had come
down the evening before, and had gone to
bed much earlier, were not seen, and as
they had not paid the waiter any fee for
rousing them early, they were left behind;
a diminution of our force much regretted,
as they were both brave men and Hawkins
was an experienced engineer. This left
us but nineteen men in addition to the
leader. - - .
We were all roused promptly at the
railroad hotel a little before daybreak.
Andrews, who came back to us, now went
from room to room while we were dress
ing, seeing every man, giving him exact
orders as to his part in the work of the
morning. There was suppressed fire in
his low, almost whispered words, a calm
confidence in his tones that was conta
gious. There seemed to be no doubt, hesi
tation or shrinking on his part, but, on
the contrary, an eagerness and joy that
the time was so near at hand
BEDROOM CONSULTATION AT MARIETTA.
When we were ready," as it stni lacked
a little of train time, we gathered in An
drews' room for an informal council of
war. Some were seated on the edge of
the bed, one or two on chairs, and the
remainder - stood ; around as best " they.
could, we didE6 speaK very loud, as we
wished no sharers in our plans. - Andrews
gave no exhortations the time for that
had passed but rather cautions to pre
vent too precipitate action. He said:
"When the train stops at Big Shanty
for breakfast, keep your places till I tell
you to go; Get seats near each other in
the same car, and say nothing about the
matter on the way up. If anything un
expected occurs, look to me for the word.
You. and you" designating the 'men-
"will go with me on the engine; all the
rest will go on the left of the train for
ward of where it is uncoupled, and climb
on the cars in the best places you can,
when the order is given. If anybody in
terferes, shoot him, but don't fire until it
is necessary. . , . .
Sergt. Maj. Ross, the ranking man of
the party, and as brave as any, offered a
respectful -protest against going further.
He said that circumstances had changed
since we set - out; that ifr was a day later
than planned; that many, more troops
were at Big Shanty than formerly; that
we had noticed the crowded' state of the
road as we came down, and that Mitchel's
movements would make the matter worse.
For all these reasons he thought it better
to put off the attempt, or give it up alto
Our heads were very close together as
we talked,. and the words qpftly spoken;
the door was locked, and the windows
overlooked the railroad, so that we were
sure to see the train coming. Andrews
very quietly answered tfoe objections of
Ross, admitting' all: the facts he stated,
but claiming that they only showed our
way the clearer." The military excite
ment and commotion and the number of
trains on the road would make our train
the less likely to be suspected; and as to
the troops at Big Shanty, if we did our
work promptly, they would have no
chance to interfere. Capturing the train
in the camp would be easier than any
where else, because no one Would believe
it possible, and there would therefore be
Andrews could always find a reason for
everything; but these plausible arguments
were not perfectly convincing, Several
others, among whom was J. A. Wilson.
joined in a respectful protest against pro
ceeding. Then Andrews, speaking even
lower, : as was : his wont when strongly
moved, said:. r ' .i;
"Boys, I tried this once, before and
failed; now I will succeed or leave my
bones in Dixie."
The words and manner thrilled every
hearer, and we assured him that we
would stand by, him, and, if need ; be, die
with him. - He grasped our hands and we
hurried to the platform, for the train was
now almost due. I had said nothing in
the discussion, for I felt that we were
under the leadership of Andrews, and
should simply obey, leaving the respon
sibility to rest on him. I am not sure
that, on a later critical occasion,' we did
not carry this principle a little too far.
Although we only needed tickets to Big
Shanty, we purchased them to various
points along the line that attention might
not be attracted by such a number bound
to one place. As the train came up We
noticed three closed box oars attached.
Every passenger train, as I have since
been informed by Conductor Fuller, was
at this time required to carry empty card
northward, which "were brought back
filled with bacon and other provisions,
vast quantities of which were then being
Eleaned out of Tennessee and .stored in
Atlanta. We all took our places close to
gether in one car, that we might be ready
to help each other in case of need. " Knight
sat near the front door, and says that on
looking back he saw that most of our men
were pale, yet resolute. The passengers
had that listless and weary air always
seen In the early morning on board a
train. ; -
The conductor, whose name we after
ward learned . was William A. Fuller, en
tered and began to take the tickets. He
looked narrowly at us, for it was an un
common thing for so many persons to en
ter in a body as did at Marietta; besides.
h? had been warned very recently to
watch thti 0 eenscripts used his train
for the purpose of escaping, and ordered.
in case of suspicion, to telegraph for help I
at once. No doubt we looked soldierly
enough, but he afterward told me that he
did not suspect us of being conscripts.
We also scrutinized him carefully, for it
was possible that he might, if his sus
picions were in the least aroused, en
deavor to prevent us from taking his
He was quite young, for a conductor.
being, as we afterward learned, only 26,
though he had been for seven years in
that position. He had a frank, genial,
but resolute face, was of medium size,
and looked active and strong.
We had little leisure for looking at the
grand form of Kenesaw mountain, which
rose on our left, and around the base of
which the road describes almost a half
circle, and then turns away before it
reaches Big Shanty. Here was fought
one of the severest battles of the war be
tween Sherman and Johnston; but this,
with their prolonged struggle over the
whole line of this railway, did not come
until two years later. The question of
deepest interest to us, and 'one which
would be quickly solved, was, "How much
of a fight will we have at Big Shanty?
If the train is left guarded during break
fast time we will have to overcome the
guards; if anybody sees us going on the
engine, and a rush is made to prevent, we
will have to fight sharply and at close
quarters the most deadly kind of fight
ing." Every revolver had been carefully
examined at Marietta before we slept and
every preparation made, so there was
nothing to do but to wait as patiently as
It was a thrilling moment when the
conductor called out, "Big Shanty I twenty
minutes for breakfast l" and we could see
the white tents of the . rebel troops and
even the guards slowly pacing their beats.
Big Shanty (now called Kenesaw) had
been selected for the seizure because it
was a breakfast station, and because it
had no telegraph office. When Andrews
had been here on the previous expedition,
few troops were seen, but the number was
now erreatlv increased. It is ' lifflcnlt to
tell just how -many were actually here,
for they were constantly coming and
going; but there seems to have been three
or four regiments, numbering not far
from 1,000 men each. They were en
camped almost entirely on the west side
of the road, but their camp guard included
the railroad depot. As soon as the train
stopped, the conductor, engineer, fireman,
and most of the passengers hurried for
breakfast into the long low shed on the
east side of the road, which gave the place
its name. No guard whatever was left
a fortunate circumstance for us, but not
at all unusual on southern roads even
when not so well guarded by soldiers as
this train was. Now was our opportu
nity! yet for a moment we were com
pelled to keep our seats and wait the ap
pointed signal by our leader. It required
a strong effort of will to keep from rush
ing forward. We had no desire for eating
as we saw the passengers leaving their
seats around us and pouring in to breaK
fast. The moments seemed hours; for we
knew that when the signal was given, we
must do our work in less than half a min
ute or be slaughtered on the spot; we also
knew that any one of us who failed to get
on board with the rest would be lost; but
we. .did not know how long during the
twenty minutes Andrews would wait. If
anything could be gained by waiting five
or ten minutes we were sure that he, with
his marvelous coolness, would wait and
expect us to do the same. It seemed al
ready a considerable interval, for the last
passenger who wanted breakfast had left
the train and disappeared within the
But Andrews did not mean delay. He
had been absent from the car for a time as
we came up the road and had only just
returned, and taken his seat close to the
door. Now he quietly rose, and without
turning 'his head toward us, stepped to
the door with the crowd that was pouring
r SEIZINS THE TRAIN.
out. , Engineer Knight, whether from
natural impulsiveness, or at a signal from
Andrews, rose also and went out with him.
These two got off on the side next to the
camp, and opposite the depot. They
walked forward at an ordinary pace until
abreast of the locomotive, which thev saw
at a glance to be vacant engineer and fire
man had gone to breakfast. That was very
good ! Andrews walked a few steps further
forward with Knight still at his side, un
til he could see ahead of the engine that
the track was clear as fax as a curve a
little way up the road which closed the
view. Then they turned and walked back
until just in advance of the first baggage
car and behind the three empty freight
cars, when Andrews said with a nod,
"Uncouple here and wait for me." Knight
drew out the pin and carefully laid it on
the draw bar. Andrews came back to the
door of our car and opening it said
in his ordinary tone, not a sh-le louder or
more hurried than usual, "G on,boy8;
it is time to go now." Our K. ts gave a
great bound at the word, bv we rose
quietly and followed him. N Hing in
this was likely to attract the atte. tion of
the few passengers who still remained in
the car; but it mattered little, for the time
of concealment was now past. Andrews
glided forward very swiftly, and Knight,
seeing him coming, hurried on before and
jumped on the engine, where he at once
cut the bell rope and, seizing the throttle
bar, stood leaning forward with tense
muscles, and eye fixed on the fao of- his
, ! Andrews did not follow, but stood a
step back from the locomotive with one
hand on the rail, looking at hia men as
they ran forward. Brown -and: Wilson
(the other engineer .and flrenian) darted
forward at the top of their (peed and, took
their post beside Knight on the engine.
As soon as the rest of us reached the hind
most boxcar we saw that its door was
wide open. Whether this was a mere
happy accident, or whether, as is more
likely, Andrews had gone forward before
we reached the station and opened it, with
his usual audacity, I do not know. But
he motioned with his hand to us saying,
"Get in! Get lnt" We needed no urging.
The floor was breast high, but the hind
most shoved and lifted the foremost and
were themselves pulled up in turn. I
helped to throw Shadrack up and had my
arm almost pulled off as I was dragged 4n
by him a second after. All this time a
sentry was standing not a dozen feet from
the eiiKine quietly watching, as If this was
the most ordlnarj proceeding, and a num
ber of other soldiers "STpre idling but a
short distance away. All tils- Tffork was
of seconds only, and as the last man was'
being pulled, in, Andrews stepped on
board, and nodded to Knight, who had
never taken his eyes from his face. Quick
as a Cash the valve was thrown open and
the steam giant unchained 1 but for an
Instant which seemed terribly long the lo
comotive seemed to stand still; Knight
had thrown the full power on too sud
denly, and the wheels slipped on the
track, whirling with swift revolutions and
the hiss of escaping steam, before the In
ertia of the ponderous machine could be
overcome. But this was an Instant only;
none of the soldiers had time to raise their
muskets, give an alarm, or Indeed to re
cover from their stupor before the wheels
"bit," and the train shot away as if fired
from a cannon!
We were now flying on our perilous
journey. Tne door oi the box car was
pulled shut to guard against any shot that
might be fired, and while partially opened
afterward to give us some view of what
was passing, it was always closed again
whenever we neared a station.
This capture was a wonderful triumph.
To seize a train of cars in an enemy's
camp, surrounded by thousands of sol
diers, and carry it off without a shot fired
or an angry gesture, was a marvelous
achievement. There are times when
whole years of intense enjoyment seem
condensed into a single moment. It was
so with us then.
JACQUES OPERA HOUSE. '
Monday, December 5th.
THE BEST PLAY EVER WRITTEN.
A beautiful home drama in four n&a and fire
Presented with new and elegant scenery,
'Startling Effects and a Strong Cast of
diaracters. The popular actors
j. clinton ttat.Ti,
J. HORACE MILLER
And their Company of Comedians.
Be sure and see the Great Fire
Scene ! Remember the date.
PRICES AS USUAL.
JACQUES OPERA HOUSE.
Wednesday, December 7
Engagement of the Great Comedians,
MOITROE Sc lEtlOE
My Aunt Bridget !
A Musical Comedy in Three Acts and Seven Thou
sand laughs, by bcott Marble.
GEORGE W. MONROE, the Great Laujrhimr
ijnaget. -jsniuiainearyour on: by gosh.1
JOHN C. RICE, the Adonis of Light Comedy,
"Think it over!" " 8tav Where Ton Are." Kun-
ported by a Superior Company of Metropolitan'
Comedians, introducing the Florentine Lady
Quartette and the Dixey Tigers. The celebrated
Grace Church Madrigal Boys, who were the novel
" A Carnival of Music'' .
R. G. PRAY, - Business Manager
. CALL AT-
Cor. Scovill &S. Main Sts.
- and try the most delicious
:- HOT SODA-
ever drawn in this city.
Our Holiday Goods, will soon be
open for inspection. Wait and
see our elegant lina
Prescriptions a Specialty. '
8" Prices quite reasonable,
293 Bank Street,
TTJAT HILL MAKES
TAKES THE LJJ3J.
If you wish the BEST Bread, Cake, leu Crc
or yvu wlh it bv
Hill's, 133 Bank Street
NO. 20 GRAND ST,
Is 8 till leading in their large va-.
riety and low prices. :
PUSH! PUSH! PUSH!
"""- Is the word, :
and we mean toitogjl jpushing
' until every purchaser or -
in this section of the state will
see that it is to their advantage to
come here and trade. We buy
our Goods for SPOT CASH from
first hands. We watch the Mar
ket and our Expert Buyer loses
no opportunity to get goods at
Bottom Prices. - "
Goods Well Bought are Half Sold.
we have our own Buildings, thus
saving the Enormous Bents we
would have to pay, like our less
fortunate competitors. This is
why Grand Street is the great
because the cold hard facts
have forced the people to come
here, for tho simple reason that
Rich and Poor alike will buy
where they can do the best
OUR CUSTOMERS ARE OUR BEST
(They tell their neighbors and
one sale will bring five.
ATTT) i nrTC ATT "TTTUT AO
WE REPRESENT THEM
or Money Refunded. Goods de
livered to the country without
on the most Improved plan at popular
prices. ARTERIAL EMBALMING a pedalty,
and first-class work guaranteed.
NIG ITT CALLS at Store, Night Clerk always la
attendance. Telephone at store and bouse.
JOHN MORIARTY, Proprietor,
Park Music Store.
LARGE STOCK OF
PIANOS AND ORGANS
From celebrated and Re
Smith ' American Organ and
Hallet & Davis Co.
Decker & Son.
United States Organs.
Instruments sold for Cash or on easy Installments
Second band Instruments taken in exchanges
S. C. OSBORNE. Proprietor,
No 9 and 11 West Slain Street
Stoves and Furnaces.
WILLIAM H. COLLINS,
DEALER IN "
Groceries, Provisions 4 Famlij ' Liquors,
135 South Main Street,
WATERBURY, - CONN.
100 youmj men and boya to examine our larpe
STOCK OF SKATES,
The prices defy competition. Alaotlte
largest stock cf
Toys and Holiday CS-oods
In this City at
Eajlord's, 103 South Main Street.
ei SO. TVT ATTT ST.,
i ; WATERBURY, CONN.
Over 40 years in
Stoves anfl Hartee
The " Rockf ord " Range, made
hy Leonard cooperative Foimdrv
Company; fully ciiaranteed. . A
large assortment of -Heating
Stoves: a full line of Housekeep- f
ing Goods always on hnnd.?
F. DB. Jb' I hllirP.
61 South Zlain i
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