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THE NATIONAL TEIBUE: WASElTNGTOIS", D. O., APBIL, 1, 1882.
PENSION OFFICE FORCE.
COMMISSIONER DUDLEY'S RECOMMEN
DATIONS AS TO APPOINTMENTS.
Hon to Appoint and Whom to Appoint In Order
to Facilitate the Work of Auditing Soldiers
Claims Preference to be GiTen to ex
Soldiers, their Widows and
In connection with the work of properly
equipping the Pension Bureau, General Dud
ley, the Commissioner, has addressed the fol
lowing communication to the Civil Service
To the Select Committee on Beform in the Civil
Gentlemen': In considering how to ap
point to, and whom to appoint upon, the
contemplated additional force of my office, I
would suggest that a board of three persons
be constituted: at least one of whom should
be an officer of this Bureau, and one an offi
cer of the Department of the Interior proper,
to whom all applications of persons elitfble
to appointment (eligible as hereinafter set
forth;shall be submitted, who shall designate
time and place for the examination of all
applicants: that these examinations be oral
and written, and such as shall- demonstrate
the fitness of the applicant for the peculiar
work of this office the oral to b rednced to
writing by a short-hand writer, to br detniled
for that purpose as clerk to the board, and
that their report be made direct to the Sec
rotary of the Interior. The Secretary of the
Interior, having a due regard to a fair nnd
equitable apportionment of the whole force
among the States and Territories, shall s-p-
rsint those persons to ihe vacant? places, -who.
in the judgment of the board, or two of it
members, shall be deemed best firted for tile
's ork of this office, who. "shall be commiVionsd
for six months, the commission to expire st
that time absolute!-, and a resppsinrment
to bo made only upon the recommendation
of the Commissioner. If rc-appointed the
tenure should be fixed at three years, subject,
however, to removal for causo bj the Secre
tary of the Interior, upon the recommenda
tion of the Commissioner. The varions
grades provided and appropriated for by
Congress shall be filled, and as vacancies
therein occur promotion shall be made from
the next lower grade, and so on until the
lowest of each class is reached, to which all
original appointments shall be made ; pro
viced that promotion for extraordinary merit
may be made from the clerical to fho exam
The salaries of the first or mechanical class
shall be as follows :
...:.. $1,200 per annum.
L1IL1K!! a,. Jf CIO.
"P """"""""'" ,."J CIO
Messengers... 840 do.
Watchmen 720 do.
Laborers G60 do.
Tho examining force shall be paid as fol
lows: Principal examiner" $2,000 per annum.
Examiners of fourth class 1,800 do.
Examiners of third class 1,000 do.
Examiners of Fccond class 1,400 do.
Examiners detailed as special
examiners in the field 1,400 do.
Examiners of first-class 1,200 do.
The persons needed for the work of this
office may be divided into two classes, viz :
1st. The clerical or mechanical force. For
merely mechanical clerical work, requiring,
primarily, good moral character, good pen
manship, and a reasonable degree of accuracy
in orthography and syntax, young men and
ladies may be considered in the selection of
persons to be appointed; but the proportion
of this class to the whole number to be em
ployed should not exceed one-third, for the
reason that mere mechanical clerical work
can be pressed and accelerated by good man
agement This class includes laborers, watch
men, messengers, copyists, and clerks, in the
. selection of Tvhich ex-Union soldiers, their
sons, widows or daughters should be given
the preference, other things being nearly
2d. The examining force, those who are to
do the real work of the office, viz., settle
claims for pensions, must exercise a sound
discretion and form ripe and well-considered
judgments. An unripe youth, who has seen
little of the world, knows little or nothing
of the habits of the people or methods of
public business, save that which he has
learned in the books, and -which ho has
knowledge of only as abstract theories, al
though he may pass a brilliant examination
in orthography, syntax and prosodyj mathe
matics, classical literature, iwience, art, geog
raphy, and other branches of learning, is
totally unfit for this class of work.
For this, the real work before us, two
thirds of all the force you provide should be
men of character and good habits, who have
settled down to the real work of life if pos
sible thoso who have fought for the Nation's
life who are ripe in years and experieneay
of capacity and education sufficient to enable
them to discover the legal points involved,
properly weigh and apply the testimony as
well as determine the kind and amount re
quired to sustain a declaration and to reach
an intelligent and just judgment Let this
class be men who are fully impressed with
the peculiar character of this particular work,
and who will caro more to speedily get ante
mortem pensions to tho veterans who for
years have been languishing with diseases or
wounds; and have been kept waiting so long
for their rights, rather than calculate how
long they can make their own employment
last. Who so fit in this respect, for this
work, as ex-Union soldiers ? Let this class
be composed, too, solely of those who have a
vote somewhere, and who have interest
enough in tho welfaro of their Nation and
State to vote at every election ; and other
things being equal, or nearly so, republicans
should bo preferred. But they should bft
divided amongst the States and Territories
in proportion ;to the vote each casts to the
whole vote of the country, taking into con
sideration tho distribution of those now em
ployed, and in my judgment the republican
vote should be the basis, inasmuch as this is
a republican administration, allowing the
democratic vote as tho basis whenever the
pendulum f-hall swing the other way, and
tho administration pass into democratic
I have made a calculation which shows,
1st, the full quota of the whole fdrcc to each
.--late and Territory; 2d, the number now in
iho office charged to each Slate 3d, the
number each will be entitled to, and have
attached a copy thereof to this letter.
Very respectfully, "War. W. Dudley,
Slab. Ko. cnlidal Kb. due
on basis of Kmr in each
,4. . Hep. role. office. State.
Alabama is l 17
Arkansas 4 2 12
California 26 5 21
Colorado 0 fi
Connecticut 22 8 It
Delaware .. 5 2 3
Florida 8 3 5
vcorgfiA......................,... 17 ... 8 ......... j m
Illinois 104 3t 09
Tnriiona 76 '. -'0 i
Iowa .. .. CO 24 30
Knn?ai .'..... -10 15 23
Kentucky... 31 ' 6 28
LoniM.nna 10 C -1
Maine 21 21 3
Maryland ... 26 29
Mussxchusetts- 51 19 35
Michigan 60 19 11
Minnesota 31 1 1 '. 17
Missii?ippi 11 5 0
Mionri 50 11 31
iOum?KAttt Jo J)
i Pv fin o tittti 1 4
New Hampshire 15 H 1
New Jersey 39 23 10
New York 181 S6 95
North Carolina 3S 8 31)
Ohio 123 5G CI
OreRon ;. -, i ......... 0
Pennsylvania 146 Gl 79
Rhone Islnnd 6 8
South Carolina 19 5 .ii
Tennessee r3 15 20
Texas 19 3 jq
Yf-rmont 15 1 1 1
Virginia -..'.... 27 312
West Viririnin..... 15 9 !" '?
Wisconsin 47 2G 21
D. O. and Territories 100 06 1
WHAT CONGRESS IS DOING.
The most important mcasnro that engaged
the attention of Congress during tho week was
the tariff commission bill, which after being
discussed at creat length was finally taken up
in the Senate on Wednesday and passed with
out amendment by a vote of ayes 33, nays 15.
The bill provides for a commission of nine
members, to be appointed by the President
and eexfirmed by tho Senate, who are to re
cerre as compensation for their services $10
per dry when actually employed and traveling
and other nere?5ary e-xpensss. Tiny aro to
investigato all the various questions relating
to th agricultural, commercial, mcroautile,
manufacturing, reining, and industrial in
torcsts of the United States, so far as tho same
may he nrrvftry to tho establishment of a
judicious tariff, or a rev'pion of the existing
tariE and exisrine; system of internal revenue
laws uyon a scrle of justice to all interests, and
are to report to Congress from time to time,
and to make a jinal rqport not later than the
first Monday in January, 1SS3. Tho bill has
not yet passed tho House, but tho indications
are that it will.
In tho Scnato on Friday, March 21, the
Finance Committee reported adversely. Mr.
Vest's bill prohibiting thp issuo of bank notes
or currency by national banks which may bo
ortni3d or reorganized after July 1, 1S?2.
A ennelderxblo portion of tho morning hour
was devoted to tho consideration of (ho Life
Siring Ssrriee bill, which after being amended
proriding for five stations Key Wett, Jupiter
Islet. C-e Canarrel, and St. .A.UEUstinc, on
tha Atlautie coast, and one on the Gulf coast
wts paraed. Mr. Kellers, from the Committee
oa JiMlsFpi River Improvement, reported a
bill appropriating $6,000,000 for improving the
levees, etc., on the Mississippi and Missouri
Eirrrs, and it was placed on tho calendar.
The Senate was not in session on Saturday.
On Monday in the Senate a bill was passed
to continue tho publication of tho American
archives, containing tho compilation of his-,
torical manuscripts of tho Revolution, which
work was suspended about tho time of the late
war. ahe hill providing tor the admission of
Dakota as a State in tho Union was recom
mitted. The bill providing a pension for Mrs.
Garfield was amended by adding tho names of
Mrs. Polk and Mrs. Tyler and passed. Tho
tariif commission bill was further discussed.
Tho Senate informally took up Mr. Call's reso
lution declaring that good faith requires tho
payment with interest of tho claims for losses
and damages under tho treaty with Spain in
1818 for the cession of Florida, and Messrs.
Call and Jones, of Florida, spoko at consider
able length in advocacy of the resolution.
AmoB j tho memorials presented was ono from
the New York Legislature urging Congress to
grant pensions to all Union ex-soldiers who
wtre coafincd in tho rebel prisons during tho
On Tuesday in the Senate a communication
was read from tho Secretary of tho Interior,
wifk aa accompanying letter from tho Com
rai.oieer of Patents, submitting a supple
mental estimate for an appropriation of .$52,500
ferr the employment of twenty-fivo assistant
principal examiners of patents. Memorials
were presented from the Woman's Suffrage
Association of Pennsylvania asking fqr tho
rilit of suffrage for women in Dakota when
admitted as a State. Mr. Blair submitted and
had read resolutions of tho New Hampshiro
Legislature, expressing tho sympathy of the
people of that State for tho pcoplo of Ireland
in their struggle for moro liberty and for de
liverance from oppressive laud laws. Tho
rwlntions recite that tho Legislature deeply
sympathises with thoso unfortunato Irish
patriot who are now suffering imprisonment
without trial for their efforts to repeal op
pressive land laws and to secure ownership of
the soil to the men who cultivate it. The
resolution appropriating $100,000 for the pur
chase of additional property for the use of the
United States Mintat Philadelphia was adopted.
The tariff commission bill was passed.
On Wednesday in tho Scnato Mr. Cockrell
presented a memorial of tho St. Louis Laud
Leaguo asking tho intervention of tho .Gov
ernment in behalf of American citizens in Brit
ish jails, and offered a resolution directing tho
Secretary of State to investigate the matter with
a view of affording immediate relief. Adopted.
A hill was reported for tho improvement of tho
In the House on Friday Mr. Robinson called
attention to tho rule requiring committees to
report back resolutions calling for depart
mental information within eight days, and in
that connection asked fof information relative
to the fact that a resolution in reference to the
imprisonment of American citizens in British
prisons had not yet been acted upon. Mr
Jtefelnson intimated that if something is not
done ooon and our Minister has not demanded
hl panmort, he (Mr. It.) would movo for his
imDMckment. A bill for tho improvement of
the Mississippi Biver levees, etc., appropriating
$5,505,000 rraa reported. Tlo Albemario bill
to pay the claims of the captors of tho ram
Albemario was pasted. Tho remainder of tho
session iraa devoted to the consideration of
penehm bills on the private calendar, a. num
ber of which wero passed.
Itiere was no session of tho House on Satur
day. In tie Rouso on Monday a resolution was
adopted calling upon tho President for-information
as to whether any protocol hai been
rignea by Mr. Trcscott or any other diplomatic
represciihrtlvc of tho United States setting
forth tho terras for ending the war in South
America. Tho Post-Offico appropriation bill
was reported back with the Senate amendments
and referred to tho Committee of tho Whole.
Numerous memorials wero presented from
various commercial bodies urging tho passage
of tho Lowell bankruptcy bill. Bills were in
troduced authorizing the Commissioner of
Agricultuio to furnish sccd3 for planting pur
poses to persons unablo to pay for them; estab
lishing tho offico of Assistant Secretary of tho
Navy; authorizing tho payment of medical
experts in the Guit-.au trial, not to exceed $23
per day for each day of actual attendance; for
a thorough investigation of tho Mississippi
Valley floods, and report measures to prevent
their recurrence in the future, and ro authorize
the issue of $20,000,000 in fractional currency
of 25 and 50 ccuts. Mr. Bayno introduced
joint resolution requesting tho President to
take such steps as aro necessary to sccuro a
negotiation of an additional treaty between
the Uuited States and Great Britain which will
provide for tho extradition of such fugitivo
criminals as may ho charged with serious
crimes or fellonies, or who may have escaped
before tho execution or completion of their
sentences, and who are not extraditablo under
tho existing treaty.
In tho Houso on Tuesday tho case of M. D.
Ball, claiming a seat as a delegate from Alaska,
was called up as a privileged question, but was
ruled out of order as such by the Chair. Tho
House iu Committee of tho Wholo then pro
ceeded with tho consideration of tho tariff
In tho Houso on Wednesday tho Sonato
amendments to tho bill granting a pension of
$5,000 a year to Mrs. Garfield was concurred in.
A resolution was adopted calling on the Postmaster-General
for information as to whether
an order had been issued by his Department for
bidding the payment of any postal money order,
or the delivery of any registered letters to M.
A. Dauphin, or any other agent of tho Louisi
ana Lottery Company, aud, if so, whether that
REVIEW OE THE WEEK.
Speaker Keifer presented to tho House,
on Monday, a communication from tho Secre
tary of the Interior, in responso to a resolution
of inquiry, calling for an estimate of tho
amount of money that would bo required to
pay the pensions of the survivors of tho Mex
ican and Indian wars, prior to 1S-1G. Tho Sec
retary's letter was accompanied by a number
of tables prepared by General Dudley, Commis
sioner of Pensions, iu which ho estimated that
$G.7,3S0,.iS0 will be required to pay tho Mexican
war pensions, and $2,201,032 to pay tho pen
sions of the Indian wars, making an aggregato
Mr. George W. Cnn.ns entertained tho Satur
day Club last Saturday night at his residenco
in Philadelphia. Among tho guests wero Ex
President Grant, Governor Hoyt, of Pennsylva
nia; Governor Cornell, of New York; Hon.
George M. Robeson, oF Xew Jersey; Hon. Ed
wards Picrrepont, Senators Wado Hampton, of
South Carolina; Thomas F. Bayard, of Dele
waro; Johnson X. Camden and Henry G.
Davis, of West Virginia; George F. Hoar, of
Massachusetts; (icorn II. Pendleton, of Ohio;
General Fitz John Porter, Speaker Keifer, of
tho House of Representatives; Hon. John Kas
son, of Iowa; Chief Justice Daly and Judges
Brady aud Davis, of -Now York ; Collector Rob
ertson, of New York; non. John Russell
Young, Minister to China; General Anson
McCook, of New York, and a number of other
Professor Lewis Boss, of tho Dudley Observ
atory, Albany, has made somo interesting calcu
lations concerning tho comet which was re
cently discovered. Ho predicts that it will
soon bo visiblo to tho naked eye, and that its
tail will be largo aud brilliant. As tho celes
tial rover will not approach the earth nearer
than 90,000,000 miles thoso persons possessing
timid natures need not bo seriously alarmed.
"Moonlight Photography " is tho, newest
discovery in photographic art. Tho inventor is a
German resident of Cleveland, and tho first
picturo mado was a landscape view in Lako
View cemetery, including a photograph of
President Garfield's tomb.
Considerable progress is being mado to
wards refunding tho State debt of Nbf th Caro
lina. It has been decided by a Brooklyn (N. Y.)
court that colored children cannot claim ad
mission to white schools when schools set apart
for them offer equal educational facilities.
It is intimated that in tho solcction of tho
fivo commissioners for Utah Territory, Presi
dent Arthur will appoint only lawyers, beliov
ing that men of thorough legal knowledgo can
best reorganize tho territorial government.
Reports from nearly every portion of Illinois
state that tho crops aro in an unusually
An' attempt was mado to assassinato Presi
dent Merino, of St. Domingo. Sixteen shots
were fired, at him by a party of men in ambush.
Ten of tho assailauts havo been arrested and
aro being tried.
Count Ivannini, tho Italian minister to Mex
ico, committed suicide at tho City of Moxico'a
'few days ago.
The President ha3 approved tho anti-poly-"
gamy bill and also the anti-Chlueso immigra
Rear-Admiral James H.Spotts died recently
at Stanley, Falkland Islands, aged GO years.
Ho had given 22 years of his lifo to sea sorvico.
His death makes tho following promotions in
order: Commodoro Pierco Crosby to bo rear
admiral; Captain A. A. Semmcs to be commo
dore; Commander J. H. Perkins to ho captain;
Lieutenant-Commander Charles V. Gridloy to
bo commander, and Lieutenant Brico to be
Seven men wero hanged for murder in dif
ferent parts of tho country on Friday last. It
is evident that hanging is not entirely "played
Captain Merry, of San Francisco, in an ar
gument before tho Houso Committee on For
eign Affairs, declared that a ship railway across
tho Isthmus is impracticable. Ho contended
that no railway can bo constructed that will
carry vessels of 8,000 or 10,000 tons displace
ment. Colonel Ingersoll appeared before tho
samo committco for tho Panama Caual Com
pany. The story recently telegraphed from tho
West asserting that a number of claimants for
Mrs. Burr's millions had turned up in Ken
tuck', is said to havo been a canard.
Henry Waro Heeciier, in a recent sermon,
" Emigration," took occasion to criticize Con
gress for passing tho anti-Chincso immigration
bill, denouncing it as a "fool Congress," for
cutting off tho immigration of tho Chinese,
who, hesaid, were necessary to do the "vulgar"
work. Mr. Ueecher has, apparently, been
affected by his recent attack of illness.
' It is reported that. cx-Scnator Dorsoy has
disposed of his ranches and other proporty in
New Mexico to an Eastern company for about
$G00,000 or $700,000.
A contractor has agreed to build the pro
posed underground railroad in New York at
tho rate of $3,000,000 per mile.
TnERE was an exciting sccno in tho St.
James Hotel, Jacksonville, Florida, last Thurs
day, during which W. W. Eastman, of Minne
apolis, Minnesota, was cowhided by Dr. F. F.
Fales, of Now York. TIkj affair grew out of an
alleged act of gross discourtesy towards a sister
of Dr. Fales by Eastman, on a sleeping car be
tween New Orleans and Mobile, Alabama.
President Jarrett, of the Amalgamated
Iron and. Steel Association of Pennsylvania;
Andrew Lee, of Philadelphia, and other prom
inent iron-workers of tho State, addressed a
meeting of tho discharged union men of tho
Phoenix Iron Company, at Phnmixville, Penn.,
advising them to staud firm, but to use no vio
leuco. P. M A'RTnuR, grand chief engineer of tho
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, speaking
on tho subject of labor movements said: "The
Brotherhood has always abstained from affilia
tion with any other organization, and wo do
not propose, at this late day, to form any alli
anco for tho purposo of coercing our employers.
I am not aware of any dissatisfaction existing
among our men, and do not nnticipato any
troublo. So far as I know, there is good feeling
existing between tho Brotherhood and tho
One op tho most destructive conflagrations
which ever visited Richmond, Va., second only
to that which destroyed the business portion on
its evacuation by tho confederate army in April,
1865, occurred on Saturday last, resulting in a
great destruction of property, tho loss of one
lifo and several minor casualties. A number
of poor pcoplo wero deprived of their homes
and honsehold goods, and tho traveling public
vastly inconveniouced by tho loss of tho main
bridge directly connecting tho northern and
southern systems of railways crossing tho James
River. Tho loss exceeds half a million dol
lars. Charles H. Reed has had an interview with
General Benjamin F. Butler in an effort to
induce him to arguo the Guiteau caso before
the Court in General Term. General Butler
said ho had no doubt of Guiteau's insanity.
If ho had time he would make tho argument,
but ho could not possibly tako-hold of it. Mr.
Reed saw Mr. R. T. Merrick also, aud he urged
tho fame excuse. .General Butler told Mr.
Reed ho ought to make tlic argument himself;
that ho did not need any help. He may possi
bly do so. He say's that there is qrror enough
in the trial to set it asido if Guiteau had killed
an ordinary man.
The second sub-committeo of tho Houso
Commit teo on Elections, in chargouf tho con
tested election case of Mackoy vs. O'Connor,
from the Second District of South Carolina, has
agree! to submit its report. Tho majority re
port will recommend that Mr. Mackey be seated.
Tho full committco voted unanimously against
seating Mr. Stolbrand, tho contestant in tho
case of Stolbrand vs. Aiken, from the Third
District of South Carolina, and granted the
contestant the privilege of withdrawing his
papers. Tho committee decided to act finally
on tho Florida contested caso of Bisbee vs.
Finloy, on Tuesday next. Tho sub-committee
have reported this bill to the full committee,
tho majority report being in favor of seating
General Grant, accompahied by his wife
and Colonel Fred Grant, returned to New York
Senator- Platt, from tho Committeo on
Pensions, has reported to tho Scnat6 an act fix
ing the rate of pensions in cortain cases. It
provides that on and after its passage all sol
diers and sailors who, sinco the lfJih of July,
18S0, havo been pensioned or rated at 50 per
mouth for total and permanent disability re
quiring the regular personal attendance of an
other person, shall receive in lieu of such pen
sions, $72 per month, and shall bo paid tho
differenco between said sums monthly, from
tho date of snch pensions or ratiug to the time
of tho passage of tho bill. It also provides that
hereafter tho rate of pensions for such disability
shall, in all cases, bo $72 per month.
A bill has been passed in tho Houso appro
priating $20,000 for placing in proper sanitary
condition tho grounds south of tho Capitol.
Tho bill to incorporate tho Garfield Memorial
Hospital Association of the District of Colum
bia has been recommitted to tho District Com
mittee. Colonel J. K. Faulker, who commanded tho
Seventh Kentucky cavalry duriug tho War, ono
of tho most gallant cavalry officers in tho serv
ice, has been appointed Survoyor of Customs at
Gen. Ed. M. McCook, who will be remembered
as a bravo cavalry commander by tho soldiers
of tho Array of tho Cumberland, has grown rich
and corpulent and lives in Colorado. Ho is
registered at tho Riggs House in this city.
Tho Washington Electric Light Company aro
preparing to illuminato tho business portion of
tho National Capital. Opcratians will bo com
Tho Secretary of tho Treasury has received
information that cortain municipal officers in
San Francisco and certain Federal officers havo
been engaged in smuggling opium. Tho con
spiracy was discovered through a cqrrespond
enco in tho Chinese language. No names aro
Sterling P. Rounds, of Illinois, has been nom
inated by tho President for tho office of Public
Representative J. A. Hubhell, of Michigan,
has been elected chairman of tho Republican
Congressional Campaign Committco.
Senator Don Cameron is suffering from an
attack of pneumonia and is said to bo quite ill.
General Grant and Mrs. Grant wore enter
tained at dinner Friday evening by General
Bcalo, at his residenco, thero being present
besido General and" Mrs. Grant, Senator and
Mrs. Logan, Mr. aud Mrs. Emory, President
Arthur, and other distinguished people.
Senator and Mrs. Halo entertained at dinnex
Friday evening, at their residence, Barou and
Baroness do Fava, tho Italian Min jster, Mr. aud
Mrs. John nay, Mr. and Mrs. Barlow, Senator
and Miss Bayard, Congressman and Mrs. Robe
son, Mrs. Senator Don Cameron, and Mr. do
Bildt, of tho Swedish location.
Attorney-General Brewster has decided not
to fill tho vacancy in tho star-routo counsel
caused by the retirement of Col. W. A. Cook,
but will select additional counsel to take charge
of tho prosecution in conjunction with Colouel
Georgo Bliss and supply tho place held by him
self (the Attorncy-Gonoral) beforo his ovation
to his present position. Tho Attorney-General
says ho will coutinuo in control of tho cases
and has not yet selected an assistant for Col.
Speaker Koife'r has removed Henry G. Noyes,
one of tho Houso reporters and appointed Mr.
Damson, of Iowa, in his place.
J. Ormond Wilson, superintendent of public
schools of tho District of Columbia, has trans
mitted to Treasurer GiJfillan, for the Garfield
Memorial Hospital fund, $778.81, being tho
"afi'ectionato offerings of many teachers and
school children of this Disfcricfc who love and
lovereuco tho noblo name which, the proposed
hospital is intended to commemorate." Treas
urer Gilfillan has also received $100 from W.
G. Metzcrott for the fund.
A delegation of twelve Sac and Fox and Iowa
Indians, from Nebraska, have arrived in Wash
ington. These Indians have a largo tract of
land in that State, upon which somo of them
desire to scttlo in severalty, while others want
to go to tho Indian Territory.
Miss Susan B. Anthony appeared before tho
Woman's Suffrage Committeo of tho Senate on
Thursday and pleaded the cause of tho " dear
sisters " eloquently and pathetically.
A sub-committeo of tho Houso Committee on
War Claims has reported favorably a bill to
roimburso tho Stato of Virginia $1,000,000 ad
vanced by that Stato to tho Federal Govern
ment during tho war of 1312.
It is generally understood that Senator Teller
will succeed to the Secretaryship of the Interior
Department, although his name has not yet
been sent to the Senate.
Jacob R. Shiphcrd, tho man of speculation
and developments, is confined to his bed. His
physicians aro of the'opinion that Mr. Shipherd
will not be able to appear before tho Committee
on Foreign Affairs to continuo his testimony
for at least a week.
Colonel Henry E. Peyton, executive clerk of
tho United States Senate, has received an invi
tation from tho Ladies' Memorial Association
of Atlanta, Ga., to deliver tho oration in that
city on Momorial Day, April 2G.
Guiteau, it is said, has refused an offer of $350
for tho suit of clothing worn by him when ho
shot tho President. Tho offer was made by a
speculator who, it is presumed, expected to re
imburse himself by exhibiting tho articles.
Tho assassin continues to receive a consider
able sum of monoy daily from tho sales of his
pictures and autographs to visitors.
A bill will soon bo introduced in tho Senate
by a prominent Republican member providing
for tho retirement of all army officers at tho
ago of sixty-two. Under tho existing law tho
retirement is left wholly with tho President.
In the case of General Sherman no ono will bo
advanced by his retirement, (should tho bill
become a law), as tho grado of general expires
Secretary Hunt has received a communica
tion from Engineer Melville to a Russian offi
cial containing instructions as to tho methods
employed in the search for tho missing crew of
Gen. S. S. Burdett, Department Commander
G. A. R., has been suffering considerably of late
from his old enemy, tho neuralgia.
Tho assignment of Mr. John Tweedale to du
ties involving increased responsibility in the
War Department has been tho causo of much
sincere congratulation among his numerous
friends in tho Grand Army of tho Republic, as
well as elsewhere. Comrade Twecdalo is a
member of Kit CarsonI'ost, No. 2.
The House Committeo on Way3 and Means
has agreed upon a biU to reduce internal reve
nue by repealing the stamp tax on bank checks,
tho tax ou tho capital and deposits of banks
after Juno 30, 1S52, and tho stamp tax on
matches, perfumery, and medicinal prepara
tions. Tho license of rectifiers of distilled
spirits is fixed at $120; if tho annual product
is less than 500 barrels tho license will bo $60;
wholesale liquor -dealers aro to pay a licenso of
$G0; retail liquor dealers $12; manufacturers
of tobacco and cigars, $6.
Among the nominations sent to tho Senate
by tho President were William J. Wallace, of
New York, to bo United States circuit judge
for tho second judicial circuit of New York;
Isaac D. McC'utcheon, of Michigan, to be secre
tary of tho Territory of. Montana-; Commodore
Pierco Crosby, to bo rear admiral in the navy ;
Capt. Alex. A. Semmes, to bo a commodoro;
Commandor Geo. H. Perkins, to bo a captain ;
Lieutenant-Commander Charles V. Gridley, to
bo a commander; Lieutenant Jno. J. Brice, to
At a dinner given by Mr. Bancroft a night or
two sinco there were present tho President and
an ox-President, tho Secretary of Stato and an
ex-Secretary of State, tho Secretary of tho
Navy and an ex-Secretarj- of tho Navy. There
wero also present President Arthur and Gen.
Grant, Secretary Frelinghuysen and Mr. Fish,
Secretary Hunt and Mr. Robeson.
Scnor Zamacona, tho retiring Mexican minis
ter, has left Washington for Mexico with his
family. None of the diplomatic corps in Wash
ington havo ever been more popular here than
Senor Zamacona and his family.
The Chincso bill now awaits the President's
signature to become a law.
Judge Reagan addressed tho Houso Commit
tco on Commerce in advocacy of his bill to
regulate inter -Stato commerce. Ho claimed
that pooling and charging moro for short than
for long carriago of freight wero swindles upon
tho stockholders of tho railroads and an actual
robbery of the public.
Tho Senato Committee on Military Affairs
has agreed to recommend tho passage of a bill
to increase tho permanent annual appropriation
of $200,000 for arming the militia of tho several
States and Territories to $600,000.
It is reported that tho President has decided
to nominato Richard Gibbs, of New York,
consul-general to Cuba, vice Mr. Hall, who goes
to Central America as minister.
WHAT IS GOING ON ABROAD.
Prince Leopold has been provided for by tho
English Parliament with an annuity of 10,000,
and a pension of 6,000 to his widow, in the
ovent of his death. A daring aeronaut suc
cessfully crossed tho English Channel in a
balloon, and landed safely near Boulogne.
Tho Irish Xand League has received $120,000
during tho past month from the United States
and British Colonies. Jeanno Bonaparte,
daughter of Priuco Bonaparte who was shot by
Victor Notr, has married the Marquis D'Viie-
neuvo Pargcmont, a French legitimist. Tho
Sultan has demanded the expulsion from Con
stantinople of tho correspondent of tho Paris
Gaulois. Tljo Czar's congratulatory telegram
to Emperor William on tho occasion of his
birthday celebration has produced a very fa-
vorablo impression throughout Germany.
The territory of Hi has been ceded by Russia
to China. Father Fcehau has been placed
under arrest in Ireland on tho charge of using
seditious language Continued depression
among tho working classes of England will
causo a largo emigration to tho United States
this season. Tho Emporor of Gerraany'has
responded to tho Czar's congratulatory dis
patch. Nineteen persons wero drowned off
Havro by tho capsizing of a life-boat. An
English nowsjtapcr at Constantinople has been
suppressed. Tho proposed international
monetary conference has been abandoned.
General Garibaldi took part in the Sicilian
vespers anniversary which was celebrated at
Palermo on Thursday, and the consistory will
ho hold at Romo in May, when the Archbishop
of Rome and tho Papal Nuncio will bo created
cardinals. Lord Erskino is dead. Four
hundred and fifty Swiss farmers havo emigrat
ed to the United States. Another Nihilist
leader has been arrested at St. Petersburg.
EVERY SOLDIER SHOULD SUBSCRIBE.
From tbo Holly (Mich.) Kestster.
The National TurRCNE, of Washington, D.
C, is the cleanest and best edited pape,r in that
city. It was enlarged this week and is tho
cheapest ono dollar paper in the world. Every
soldier in tho land shonld subscribc-for it as it
is-theirtruo and. steadfast friend.
THE SOLDIER'S Y0IOE.
Communications from ex-soldiers aro Invited for
this Department of The Tkibuse. .Personalities
must be avoided, and letters prepared aa concisely
as possible. Ed. Tribute.
THE SOLDIER AND THE GOVERNMENT.
To the Editor National Tribune:
In reading your welcome paper I notice
sketches of wounded soldiers and recovery
from what wo would supposo shonld have
proved fatal wounds. My brother, in the bat
tle of Chickamauga, was shot through the neck,
tho ball penetrating the right side and passing
through win .pipe, coming out on the opposite
side Ho still lives, but is a sufferer from
throat and lung troubles. There were four of
us (brothers) in the three years' service, and
ono was killed at the last fight at Nashville
I received my first injuries at the battle of
Stono River in tho first day's heavy engage
ment. We were six days under fire, and with
out shelter all of that time and comparatively
little food. I think if Senator Beck appreci
ated what we went through with that he would
feel more liberal towards the soldier. Notwith
standing the sacrifices we have made for our
Government and country, I feel that I havo
dono nothing but my duty, although it has
destroyed my health and made me an invalid
for life. Wo havo been honest in doing our
duty; now let tho Government do its part
honestly towards tho soldier.
Yours with respect,
Late Corporal Co. F, 101st O. V. I.
Bucybus, Ohio, March 6th, 1332.
BOLD STAND IN BEHALF OF THE SOLDIEE.
Inclosed please find check for one dollar for
a copy of The Tribune the ensuing year.
To tho Editor National Tribune :
Allow mo a word. I like the bold stand
taken by The Tribune in behalf of tho sol
diers, so that they may feel as though they had
an advocate while they are being denounced
as swindlera and frauds by those in high places.
I think if you had not come to the rescue, ero
long they would havo denied that they wero
in tho army, although they are not sorry that
they upheld the flag of their country when it
staggered and reeled upon the bloody field with
perilous doubts in the result. Those who call
us such names would have it understood that
they aro the honest patriots, although their
record is agaiust them. They, tho bondholders,
refused to take tho money of the Government,
unless mado equal in valne with gold. Tho
soldiers in the field took it without a murmer.
But wc havo an interest iu this Government
gold cannot buy, and looking at it from our
traducer's standpoint it is unequal for us, and
many of us will leave our heirs, at best, little
elso but our honor; rob us of that and all is
gone. But wo notify these patriots that whilo
wo live, and aro not disfranchised, wo shall
fight for our rights with tho ballot in tho great
battlo of peace, as we fought tho enemy with
tho bullet in war.
A Soldier of the G. A. E.
Hyde Park, Pa., March 20.
A flattering testimonial.
To tho Editor National Tribune:
Before mo lie three numbers of your most
excellent paper. In their perusal I have been
deeply interested and entortained, and I gladly
hasten to remit you tho exceedingly moderate
sum ($1) you require, for which to furuish mo
the paper for the ensuing year. Besides giving
my ready support to a journal so laden with
the memories aud patriotism of '61 I feel, also,
impelled to pledge my most earnest sympathy,
encouragement, and influence. Such, too, must
be the heartfelt sentiment of every true soldier
of this, our preserved, proud, and prosperous
That your support may bo above anticipation,
and that tho power of your influence shall bo
commensurate with tho true merit of your
noblo paper, is the sincere wish of
Yours truly, ' N. H. KrNOitAK.
Logansfort, Ind., March 20, 18S2.
FROM A FRIEND OF THE NATIONAL TEXBTTNI.
To the Editor National Tribune:
Enclosed please find 33-draft for three copies
of your paper to tho addresses given.
This is ten names I have sent you, and if each
of your old subscribers do as well, you will
have a big circulation, and thus bo a great
power in. tho land,
EespcctfuUy, L. H. Prossee,
Wtkoff, Minn., March 13th.
the best soldier's papee.
To tho Editor National Tribune:
Enclosed find Post-Office order for $1 for The
Tribune. The Tribune is tho best soldier's
paper that I havo had tho pleasure of reading,
and I will do all I can to help it along. Wo
aro taking twenty or twenty-five copies at this
office, but will try and get you somo more sub
scribers before tho month is out.
Yours, H. H. B.
York, Neb., March 10, 1SS2.
" invaluable to soldiers."
To the Editor National Tribune:
I hope- to bo able to send you subscriptions
often, for I think your paper invaluablo to us
Respectfully yours, Kirk W. Tanner.
Milton, Wis., March 20th.
a volunteer club in duleth.
To tho Editor National Tribune:
Inclosed please find postal 'order for twenty
seven dollars in payment for tho following
named subscribers to your valuable paper.
Hero follow tho 27 names and addresses. I
received one of your papers a short time sinco,
and thought I would get up a small club. All
the names, as you will see, are from Duluth
except ono. I hope soon to get you up a larger
club. Yours truly, William Coney,
P. S. Tho abovo list contains tho names of
only fivo or six soldiers.
Duluth, Minn., March 20.
THE TAPER HE HAS BEEN LOOKTNO FOE.
To tho Editor National Tribune:
Comrado R. S. Edwards to-day handed mo
ono of your papers, and I have to acknowledge
that it is tho paper that I have been looking for
for a long time, and seeing that you offer it so
low I decided to avail myself of tho offer, and
herein is ouclosed ono dollar ($1) for a year's
subscriptiou. If you wish it I can send you a
list of comrades here that will be glad to havo
your paper. Yours, O. Brown,
Co. E, 1-lth Mich. Inf.
Benton Harbor, March 23, lric2.
A FRIEND IN INDIANA.
To the Editor National Triuuxo:
I havo eujoyed your paper so much that I
shall do all in my powur to place it in tho
hands of every soldier of my acquaintance, and
from this place I send you three names. From
each you will find inclosed ono dollar. They
also wish to begin with the first issue of tho.
Yours forevor, Levi P. Fodbea.
Westfield, Ind., March 25.
FlidM A MICHIGAN QUARTERMASTER.
To the Editor National Tribune:
Enclosed please find one dollar for Tribune
ono year. Yours truly, M. G. Randall,
Geand Rapids, Mich., March 2-t