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Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — The national tribune. — 1 June 1881

V" - THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE. H 45 IB I m 1 w IWtL m, B f tm HUK EC ft I f M- 1 n ? t The Star Bontea. Captain Brownell. A speak of'hira hero, because although a private soldier, ho was tho trusty orderly of that distinguished officer to whose We are not proposing to enter into a discussion & $$&. T AWSSl cX Mr "f oflt readers would doubtless bo pleased to learn what has become of Sergeant Frank Brow nell, who was with Col. Ellsworth when he' was as to whether the Government has or has not been i one aftor another among those who aro here assembled uwinrllod hv tho rnntraernrq for what, aro known aq wll still probibly wear the soldiers' uniform $ bub no swinuicu oy tue contractors inr wnau aio Known na - , . T , . . , , , f tn'fiin;r mivm . mii - i . 'ii i.i.i !... r. ' " : . " - "i is." lntu. pumi. win no aoiu.u uu lor ic -was earned in an arena -where words are ldlo i & Wo "Star Routes .determined by a court of justice, where all the facts '-connected with the subject wil...

Publication Title: National Tribune, The
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Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — The national tribune. — 1 June 1881

- f'?1-"' "" -lf I . Wm iU HIV.O"" - mil iOWSa v fi "- ' ?l'fn- ' , - 46 THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE. i ini Him i j i fife SW'fi ii .) ' Yiaw I i k" It .fv 1 if. f O ,.; '.- ft ii it' rr-'i. v i. IS it r (fi-tfi . X, ,-- f if rv Fw?- r ''' ' 4 TO ?W 5 M - ,?;., S.' Mi ;$H.' ' k: I: ? in score y amounting to 381, Yoars respectfully, The Gratitude of the Nation. The evidence offored by the letters below, xrhioh Wc have "been permitted to sec, proves that GRvriTnon with us is not dead, "but is a living, active principle influencing tie ever to bo devoted to the Interests of those who perilled everything for the ObXxsQ f Libertt and Union : Columbus, Ind., May 29, 181, Bon. O. K. Lkmon t Dxar Six : I am propped up in bed, but feel ao very grateful to you that I mast write and say that you ocoured for uio $8,735.23 If,nidoR money. "Year friend, OHARLES A. HUBBARD. Girard, Crawford Co., Kanb., May It., 1881. Gbo. E. Lhmon : Dxar Sir: I thank you heartily for gottlng me my pension money. 1 receiv...

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Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — The national tribune. — 1 June 1881

& if'1 . -t ' .' THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE. ' . ' , - , 8,P. ' ( ft :1 EW' &. rah -? .. P' ,?. "J it'--:- !5'.v fe IK 'tV h' :Ji" if:.- k I fwjpt; a: : j'- ?s '- "f & jaMc0' an& t&ljilJfrteu's page. Best. Ho scoe when thoir footstops falter, vhctx their hoarta grow YvuuivHim mint ; . He 'marks wlion their strongth is falling'' Unit listens to oiiou complulnt ; . He bldsthon ro3t for a season, for tno pathway has grown too stoop; &&& folded luifttir grm pastures, Ht'jglvoth hisfoved ones sleep. v , : - Like weary and wornout children, tlut alj?h for tho daylight's oloso, .; '"'.- Ho knows that they oft are longlug ftrhome antl Its awoot roposo; , ,. So ho calls thorn In from their labdra, ore the shadows abound thorn croop ; Andsiluntly watohlngoVr them, , Ho glvoth nia loved cnog sleep. Ho giveth It, oh, so gently aa mother will hush to teat Tho babo that she softly plllotfs 30 tondorly on her btettst. Forgotton aro now tho trisls and sorrows that made the...

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Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — The national tribune. — 1 June 1881

"tf. I - . ---,,. ' j ?''- -s v' 'T 'h 'l . v., THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE. 4ss nL..:il?LUtlM itVj j.-u(iu r. lya&i: ,-t rjw . 4 . V-a-1''"" i ws '? A-Wi v '.'i'i' -,"-'-' v. . , p. '4 " . a ". V--'-' '-. -"-"'. m.t i';,,".ii V' .. i.',.. ?? V i? B5r,r' HP FOUR EXCELLEN T PREMUMS, STANBAEB ARTICLES NEEDED BX ALL. PATENTS, CAVEATS, COPYRIGHTS LABELS, REISSUES, &G, , OUR PREMIUM CLOCK. , "With, regard to our Premium Olocfy the fact of our selling more than 1,000 of tliom to subscribers from Ms&beto California, all of which give satisfaction, speaks Tolumes, Recommendations such as the following are constantly being Teceived : StrxwT Lai;e, Botler;co., Ky., 3 73, 18S1. Editor of the National Tribune : Thelittlo Ixhunb clock is tlokiog, ticking, all day nnd night. It is the most exoolleat timepiece I ever owned. " Yours truly, c. C, COHRON, P. M. We give this clock to anyone sending us fifteen -mi-itrtr with $7.60. The cut above exactly represents it. '$ r;D' 1 n jBj mitt cijjl w ...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The national tribune. — 20 August 1881

iV 4. ? i- , ' " 'e! ' -s?jc " ' &Sg A -l - -w J as - fc f :J w "TO CARE FOR HIM WHO HAS BORNE THE BATTLE, AND FOR HIS WIDOW AND ORPHANS.' NEW SERIES. WASHINGTON, D. C, SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 1881. VOL. I No. 1. V"' . - j-.JHn. " 7- JT.- T". f V- m i I i.i i ii fe4Tt 9 I THREE NOVEMBER DAYS. WHAT BENJAMIN F. TAYLOR SAW IN 1863. Bragg's Defeat 31 r. Taylor's Account of the Battles Before Chattanooga: Lookout Mountain and Mission Kiilzro Scenes and Incidents. The Fight Goes Bravely on. From Little Classics. THE FIRST DAY TWENTY-THIRD. It was apparent that the enemy apprehended coming danger, for on Sunday morning two divi sions moved northward along Mission Eidge and took position on his extreme right. All that beautiful Sunday the Rebel lines were restless; , a terrible journey they were making, those men trains were moving, brigades passing and repass- j of ours; and three fourths of a mile in sixty min ing, like the sliding pictures in a camera obscura ;, "tcs was splendid: progr...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The national tribune. — 20 August 1881

THE XATIQyAX TRIBUTE: T ASfiCs iU, JLS3JL. y WHO WAS KISSED? As Annie was carrying the baby one day, Tossing aloft the lump of inanity, Dear to its father and mother, no doubt, To the rest of the world a mere lump of humanity, Sani came along, and was thinking then, may be, As much of the nurse as she was of the baby. "Just look at the baby," cried Ann, in a flutter, Giving the locks round her finger a twirl ; " If I was a man I know that I couldn't Be keeping my hands ofT a dear little girl." And ftun gave a wink, as if to say, " May be, Of the girls I'd rather hug you than the baby! " "Now kiss it," she cried, still hugging it closer, " Its month like the roses the honey-bee sips! " Sam stooped to obey, and as heads came together, There chanced to arise a confusion of lips! And, as it occurred, it might have been, may be, That each gut a kiss, Fam, Ann, and the baby! It's hard to tell just what then was the matter, For the baby was the only one innocent there; And. Annie flushed u...

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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — The national tribune. — 20 August 1881

f 1 . i t A "! . THE NATIONAL' "TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. 0., AUGUST 20, 1881. ' . t ROCK-A-BY. J. S. SLATKR. " JRock-a-by, baby ! conic, phut your eyes ; : . Twilight has driven eacli bird to its nest. Jlock-ti-by, baby, and hush your cries; .Softly the shadows arc wooing to rest. Koek-n-by, baby, rock-a-by, dear, Mother is watching to drive away fear ; liock-a-by, baby, and go to sleep, Mother is waiting love's vigil to keep. "I?ock-a-by, baby," the mother sings, Holding her babe in her warm, loving arms, "Rock-a-by, dear"' while the twilight flings Its shadows of gray o'er her infant's charms. " Rock-a-by, baby, rock-a-by, sweet, Slumber, my darling, till morn conies to greet ; Rock-a-by, rock-a-by, hush, my dear, Mother is watching you, mother is near." Morning has come; but the mother's breast Pillows the sweet baby-burthen no more. During the darkness the Angel of Rest Whispered the sleeper, and living was o'er. Sadly the mourner, heart sore bereft, Gathers mementoes death's mon...

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Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — The national tribune. — 20 August 1881

-V 1 THE ATIOKAL TRIBUTE: WASHINGTON, D. C, AUGUST 20, 1881. The National Tribune TO CARE FOR HIM WHO HA8 BORNE THE BATTLE, AND FOR HI8 WIDOW AND ORPHANS." ABRAHAM LINCOLN. Terms to Subscribers, Payable in Advance: (postage prepaid) ONE COPY, ONE YEAR ----- $1.50 FIVE COPIES " " 6.25 TEN COPIES, (with extra oopy to getter-up of club,) 12.50 A SPECIMEN NUMBER of our paper sent free on request. TERMS FOR ADVERTISING furnished upon application. 3-T0 SUBSCRIBERS. When changing your ADDRESS PLEASE GIVE FORMER AS WELL AS PRESENT ADDRESS, WITH COUNTY AND STATE. s-TAKE NOTICE In sending money for sub scriptions BY MAIL, NEVER INCLOSE THE CURRENCY EXCEPT IN A REGISTERED LETTER. A POSTAL MONEY ORDER OR A DRAFT ON NEW YORK IS THE BEST FORM OF REMITTANCE. LOSSES BY MAIL WILL BE MOST SURELY AVOIDED IF THESE DIRECTIONS ARE FOL LOWED. -gs-no responsibility is assumed for subscrip tions paid to agents, which must be at the risk of the subscriber. Communications, subscriptions, and letters upon all ...

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Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — The national tribune. — 20 August 1881

THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. C, AUGUST 20, 1881, The Contract. Something more than twenty years ago the Government needed men to servo in its Army and Navy. Laws were passed whereby the United States were made to say to every soldier and sailor who offered himself and was accepted, substantially as follows : " You will be clothed, fed, and paid so much per month for your services. If you are disabled so that you are no longer of use to the country or yourself, you will be paid, during the continuance of your disability, a cer tain sum, to be ascertained and fixed according to tiie laws now in force and such amendments as may hereafter be made. If you are killed or die of disease or injuries contracted or incurred in the service of the Government, your wife if you leave one, or the next person in succession under the law, if you do not shall be paid not only what may be due you at death, if you die in service, but also a monthly pension of not less than eight dollars per mont...

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Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — The national tribune. — 20 August 1881

6 THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. C, AUGUST 20, 1881. MENDING ROADS. "When the country roads need meading, Then the fanners, nil attending "With their picks and shovels, scrapers, teams and hoes, Pass along the traveled high-ways In their vicinage, and by-ways, Each one smoothing down obstructions as lie goes. Some fill up with loads of gravel Huts, deep worn by steady travel, Others level down the hills with plow and spade; And yet others mend the bridges x O'er the streams; and rocky ridges Delve away until good thoroughfare is made. And thus each one serves his neighbor. So can we, who toil and labor On life's high-way, eiise some hearts of heavy load, And by little acts of kindness (With, perhaps, a little blindness To their faults) can make for them a smoother road. We can fill life's sloughs of sorrow With the sunshine of " to-morrow " If we speak the hopeful word to stricken heart; And can level hills of trouble, Or bridge brawling streams that bubble Jn the way, if we b...

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Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — The national tribune. — 20 August 1881

THE NATIONAL TBIBTJNE: WASHINGTON, D. C, AUGUST 20, 1881. 7 For Tins National Tribune. IF I WERE A PREACHER. If I were n Gosiiel Preacher, Tlic story I would tell Of the first great Christian Teacher, And strive to serve Him -well. I'd block up the roads to danger, And mark the paths of sin, For fear that some friend or stranger Might thoughtless walk therein. J would be a true Apostle An earnest pulpiteer ; .And e'en like a spinner's throstle, My duty being clear, I'd draw out the roves of feeling The germs of godly love And fashion a thread revealing The Ma&ter-hand above. 4. I'd not be a rhetorician, ' J Nor stickler for a creed; ' 2Cor a pious politician But Gospeller indeed. I'd practice the gospel only, And preach it undefiled, That mortals, though sad and lonely, Might feel earth's cares beguiled. To cheer up the broken hearted, To brighten eyes grown dim Because of earth's joys departed, To pattern after Him "Who knew all the paths of sorrow "Who felt each anguished pain...

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Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — The national tribune. — 20 August 1881

1 1 4 THE NATIONAL TKIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. C, AUGUST 20, 1881. T:8 CANNON AIDING. II. C. DODGR. "Whene'er a youthful lover His courting h:is big Run, Howitzer prizes him to learn That 'tis not always fun. For instance, when he's planned his siege, And thinks the missile do, The girl's distrustful parent Shows him a trigger two. Ami as with much momentum lie down the steps doth glide, And on the picket fence doth land, He feels much mortar-lied. The maiden in the meantime Escapes into the yard, And shrieks with much emotion, "My pa has struck Petard." The young man thinks it over, And, though he'll not declare it, Concludes, mucc he can't bullet, That he will hare to bear it. K. Y. Weekly News. A YOUTHFUL FINANCIER. Two gentlemen were chatting on the Boule vard, one was a great speculator, developing the plan of a magnificent project; the other a daz zled capitalist, ready to snap at the hait. lie hesi tated a little, but was just yielding, merely making a few objections for conscien...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The national tribune. — 27 August 1881

W' NEW SERIES. IN FRONT OF YORKTOWN. j INCIDENTS AND ANECDOTES OF THES1EGE. ' j Up hi a Balloon A Narrow EM-ape-IH:., Dig. Dig How j the Coffee wa Settled-nigging Out a Rifleman. , "Lights Out!" "Scratch a Match !M For The National Tribune. On the 10th of April, 1862, the Union Army upon the Peninsula wsis posted as follows: Ileintz- ' elman's Corps, (the Third), composed of rollers. ' Hookers, and Hamilton's divisions in front of Yorktown, extending, in the order named, from the mouth of Wormley's Creek on the York River to the Warwick Road, opposite Wynn's Mills. Sum ner's (Second) Corps Sedg wicks division only . having arrived on the left of Hamilton, extend- ' ing down to Warwick and opposite Wynn's Mills works. The Fourth Corps, under General Keyes, (Smith's, Couch's, and Casey's divisions), on the ' left of Sedgwick, facing Lee's Mills and the rebel t works in that vicinity on the west hank of the ' Warwick. After various reconnoissances in different direc tions along the Reb...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The national tribune. — 27 August 1881

THE NATIONAL TBLBUXE: WASHINGTON. 1). C, AUGUST 27, 3 8S1. THE BELLS OF LYNN. When the eve i. growing gray, and the title is rolling in, I sit and look ii('io the bay to the bonny town of Lynn ; And the fisher folk? are near, Hut I wis they never hear The Mi)ip the far bells' make for me, the bonny bells of Lynn. The folk are chatting; gay, and 1 hear their merry din. But 1 look and look across the bay to the bonny town of Lynn ; He told me to wait here Upon the old brown pier. To wait and watch hinrconiing when the title was roll ing; in. fc Oh, isv him pulling; strung, pulling o'er the bay to me. And I hear his iovial -ong, and his merry face 1 see; Aimim.iriiiju..lu , ' , Ami now lie'?, at the pier. My lionuy love and dear! And he. coining up the ea-wa-.hed step- with hands out-tretvhed to me. O my love, your cheek is cold, and your hand? are stark and thin ! O hear you not the bell of old, the bonny bella of Lynn? O. have you noug-ht to say Upon our wedding- day? Ixive. hear you...

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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — The national tribune. — 27 August 1881

THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASIIIXGTON, D. C, AUGUST 27, 1881. 3 SING TO ME THE SAME OLD SONG. J. S. SLATER. I've wandered far in many lands. And .sailed the ocean o'er; I've gathered wealth from piWen sands On many a foreign shore; JBit never has my heart fell joy , As in the long ago ! When in your arms you held your lmy ( And niuriiiured, -oft ami low, The dear old son- you sang to me While yet my heart was sorrow-free. Then sing to me the .same old song; Hut Mil; it soft and low, And with its strain- I'll drift along To seek the Iong Ago. I've sought for honors far and wide. Ami gathered in full store Of worldly pleasures whieh the tide Of fortune to me bore ; But honors, pleasures, naught could bring The dear old happy dreams I used to have. Dear mother, sing The sweet old song, which seems A waif from childhood's sunny shore, Fraught with those happy dreams of yoje. Yes,, sing to me the same old song; ( 'Tis musical and sweet, And brings me back a merry throng Of loving thought- to...

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Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — The national tribune. — 27 August 1881

A THE NATIONAL TMJBUNE: WASHINGTON, 1. C, AUGUST 27, 1881. The National Tribune PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. TO CARE FOR HIM WHO HAS DORSE THE BATTLE, AND FOR HIS A'tDOW AN3 ORPHANS." ABRAHAM LINCOLN. Terms to Subscribers, Payable in Advance: (postage prepaid) ONE COPY, ONE YEAR FIVE COPIES " $1.50 6.25 - 50 75 ONE COPY THREE MONTHS - - - -ONE COPY SIX MONTHS - - - - TEN COPIES, (with extra copy to getter-up of club,) 12.50 A SPECIMEN NUMBER of our paper sent free on request. TERMS FOR ADVERTISING furnished upon application. e-TO SUBSCRIBERS. When changing your ADDRESS PLEASE GIVE FORMER AS WELL AS PRESENT ADDRESS, WITH COUNTY AND STATE. t 3TAKE NOTICE. In sending money for sub- ' eDio-rioMc nv mam ucucd impi ncc tuc rusncNr.v SURELY lowed. AVOIDED IF THESE DIRECTIONS ARE FOL- 8-n0 responsibility is assumed for subscrip tions paid to agents, which must be at the risk of the subscriber. Communications, subscriptions, and letters upon all business matters relating to the NATIONAL TRIBUNE...

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Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — The national tribune. — 27 August 1881

THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. C, AUGUST 27, 1881. Claimants and Attorneys. We have been frequently asked by those de siring to apply for a pension. "Do I need an at torney ?' Our answer 1ms been, "An agent is not absolutely necessary, but yet we advise that every applicant employ a thoroughly competent and , missioner in charge; J. H. Hobbs, assistant; to be reliable attorney to represent his interests, and ( composed of expert examiners, to review all claims then follow his advice and trust everything to before final action is taken by the office. Details him." I for the board will be made by the Commissioner. Our reason for this is. that by availing himself 2. Medical Division Dr. T. B. Hood, medical of the assistance of one having a competent ' referee in charge; Dr. X. F. Graham, assistant; to knowledge of the practice and requirements of have charge of the work required of examining the Pension Office a claimant may secure an surgeons, to review their reports, and to det...

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Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — The national tribune. — 27 August 1881

THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. C, AUGUST 27, 1881. 6 IF WE KNEW? If we knew, when friend around us CloM-ly proved to say ' good-bye," Which, anion? tin1 lips that kit u, Firt among the flowers should lie, "While like rain upon their faces Fall our bitter, blinding tears, Tender words of love eternal We would whi-per in their ear. If we knew what forms were fainting For the shade which we should fling, If we knew what lip are parching For the water we should bring, We would ha-te with eager footstep, We would work with ready hand", Bearing cooling cups of water, 1'lanting rows of shading palms. If we knew, when walking, thoughtless Through the crowded, dusty way That some pearl of wondrous whiteness Close beside the pathway lay, We would pau-e where now we hasten, We would oftener look around, JaI our careless feet should trample Some rare jewel in the ground. HOW DOT PLAYED SHE WAS TWO. Sidney Dayre in Wide Awake for August. Dot was eight vears old. She had very indul gent par...

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Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — The national tribune. — 27 August 1881

THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. C, AUGUST 27, 1881. 7 For The National Tribune. LOVE AND CUPID. Once on a time for so the story goes As Love, sweet maid, lny sleeping in her bow'r, . Young Cupid, little dreaming of the woes To sure succeed from that unlucky hour, Came through the greenwood, and, with bow in hand, Beside the bleeping maiden took his stand. Short time he gazed upon her beauteous form Ere yet he bent him down to pluck a kiss From cheeks, rich tinted with the life-blood warm. And pouting lips. He knelt. A moment's bliss, And then, alas! Love bounded to her feet "While on his lips yet dwelt the nectar sweet. In her affright she. seized his bow and dart, And, as he turned to flee, the cruel steel Launched, with most deadly aim, full at his heart; But ere he could the cruel wounding feel She chisped him in her arms. The weapon, prcs't By keen remorse, she forced into her breust. And thus it is that we so often see The .self-same arrow pierce two tender hearts, Which, ...

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Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — The national tribune. — 27 August 1881

THE NATIONAL TKIBUXE: WASHINGTON, D. C, AUGUST 27, 1881. s THE CHURCH SPIDER. Two spiders, so the story goe, Uoii n living bent. Kntered the meeting-house one tiny, And hopefully were heard to say, " Here we shall have at lea-t, fair play, With nothing to prevent."' Each chose his plaee and went to Avork; The light webs grew apace; One on the altar spun his thread. But shortly eame the -exton dreal, And swept him oil, and -o half dead, . He sought another place. "I'll try the pulpit neM," said lie, "Theu surely is a prize; The desk appears so neat and clean, I'm sure no spider there ha been ; Besides, how often have I seen The pastor brushing flies' He tried the pulpit, but alas! His hope, proved visionary ; With dusting brush the sexton eame, And sjxnled his geometric game, Nor gave him time or -paee to claim The right of sanctuary. At length, half starved, and weak and lean, He sought liis former neighbor, Who now had grown so sleek and round. He weighed a fraction of a pound, And...

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