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THE KATIOKAL TRIBUNE: "WASHINGTON", D. C, JUKE 24, 1882.
ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.
THE THIRTEENTH ANNUAL REUNION
OF VETERANS AT DETROIT.
Fall Attendance of Members of the Order
Speeches by Ex-President Hnyea and
Others An Imposing Street Icni-
onstration Scenes and Iiiol-
ficnts of tho Gathering.
Tho thirteenth annual Reunion of the Army
of tho Potomac, held at Detroit, Mich., of
which brief mention was mado in tho last
number of The National Tribuxe, proved
in every sense a most enjoyable, as well as
memorable, occasion. Tho arrangoments wero
ably carried out by tho following cxecutivo
committee of citizens and soldiers of tho city:
Chairman, Gen. Godfrey Wcitzel ; vice-chairman,
Gen. R.A. Alger; secretary, Gen. Wil
liam A. Throop; treasurer, E..H. Butler;
Judge E. 0. Durfee, Hon. W. G. Thompson,
Mayor Gen. L. S. Trowbridge Gen. F. W.
Swift, Jas. McMillan, Colonel Jerome Croul,
Frank G. Smith, Col. H. M. Bufiicld, Henry B.
Lcdyard, Frank E. Snow, A. J. Brow, Gen.
James E. Pittman, Maj. L. F. Hartor, Maj.
Philip Jfothorsill, Capt. E. K. Roberta, Hon.
C. C. Trowbridge, Hon. D. V. Bell and W. J.
A dispatch dated from Detroit, 14 th inst.,
Bays : The most elaborato preparations have been
made for tho welcoming of tho veterans, and
the congratulations and greetings wero bognn
on Tuesday afternoon, when tho trains from
the East, "West and South poured in their loads
of old soldiers and sailors. There was no
need for any ono to feel that ho was in a
X GENERAI. RECEPTION COMMITTEE
of 120 citizens extended to tho visiting guests
the usual fraternal hospitalities. Of this com
mittee, Hon. C. C. Trowbridge was chairman;
Hon. H. P. Baldwin, Gen. John M. King,
Judge H. B. Brown, Ashley Pound and Hon.
Alfred Russell, vice-chairmen ; W. K. Muir and
Thomas Ferguson, secretaries; Hon. John S.
This morning tho formal receptions took
place at the Russell House, which is tho head
quarters of tho society. Through the courtesy
of tho citizens of Detroit, carriages wero
placed at the disposal of tho disabled veterans.
After tho formalities of tho reception, tho va
rious corps formed and marched to the respec
tive places assigned them for meetings, to
transact their respective corps business.
At 3 o'clock p. m. tho Society of tho Army
of tho Potomac held its business meeting in
In the evening, at 7:30 o'clock, tho society at
the bead, followed by other ex-soldiers and
Bailors, started from tho Rus3ell House and
marched to Music Hall, preceded by a band of
music. As soon as all tho ex-soldiers and
sailors wero seated tho hall was thrown open
for tho admission of those citizens who wero
provided witb tickets.
Tho president of tho society, Gen. Charles
Devens, Jr., called tho meeting to order, and
prayer was offered by tho chaplain, Rov.
Gen. Devens then introduced tho Governor
of Michigan, Hon. David H. Jerome, who was
present with his staff in uniform, and made
the address of welcome.
The Governor was greeted with much, ap
plause, and, when tho cheering ceased, tho
president next introduced Hon. William G.
Thompson, the mayor of Detroit, who wel
comed tho veterans most cordially to the city.
Gen. Devens then made a most eloquent re
ply to the welcoming addresses of the Gov
ernor of Michigan, and tho mayor of Dotroit.
Ho thanked them, not only a3 tho head of the
society, but also personally, for tho cordiality
of the reception.
Music succeeded these courteous formalities,
and then tho poet of tho occasion, John Boylo
O'Reilly of Boston, was presented and read a
beautiful poem entitled "America." The
reading was greeted with prolonged applause.
Some very beautiful singing, accompanied
by music, was rendered as a supplementary to
tho grand rythm of the poem, which was a
great success. Tho orator of tho day was then
introduced in tho person of Gen. E. S. Bragg,
member of Congress from Wisconsin, whoso
speech was frequently applauded.
Numerous generals and others mado ad
dresses, after which the exercises terminated.
At night a grand camp-fire was held in Music
Hall, which was a splendid affair.
THE GBAND PARADE.
On Wednesday, the 15th, tho Grand Parade
took place. The day could not have been
more favorablo for the parado in honor of tho
veterans of the Potomac. Tho line of march
was promptly formed, and the procession took
its way over tho designated route. Tho
streets were everywhere lined with people,
and tho appearance of the more prominent
soldiers was tho signal for an outburst of ap
plause. Grant, Sheridan, Hayes, and Sickles
wero each warmly greeted. Tho procession,
which was a mile and a half long, was headed
by a number of veterans, escorted by a detach
ment of United States infantry from Fort
Wayne, and of marines from tho United States
steamer Michigan. Then followed tho dis
tinguished guests in carriages, succeeded by
two battalions of Stale troops, compribirfg six
teen companies. After these came the Chicago
Board of Trade Guards and the Toledo Light
Artillery. In one large wagon the survivors
of rebel prisons wero carried, and attracted a
great deal of attention. Tho whole display
was very fine. In the afternoon tho veterans
took a ride in ferry-boats on tho river.
AT NIGHT THE EXERCISES CLOSED
with an elaborate banquet at Music Hall. Ex
President Hayes responded to the toast " Our
Country." In tho course of his remarks he held
that in the constant conflicts between human
welfare on the one hand and selfish ambition,
oppression, and despotism on the other, it often
comes to pass that liberty, justice, enjoyment,
independence, and manhood aro tho results of
war. The members of this society, to whom
the fonr years spent in fighting for Union and
freedom aro the most interesting of their lives
will oonsider with peculiar pleasure the ques
tion, "What docs our country owo to tho
issues of tho war?" It would hardly bo
claimed that those great results which, united,
form our county as it now is, aro works of
peaco or achievments of the pen. Neither
Webster's great exposition of the constitutional
duties of tho citizen, nor Everett's eloquent
defense of tho Union, was sufficient to estab
EUPREMACY OF THE NATIONAL, GOVERNMENT,
or save tho Union when secession and slavery
took arms against them. And it is now plain
that there was no refuge from disunion in tho
paths of peace, and no escape from slavory but
war, and no way to maintain tho General Gov
ernment strong enough to enforco tho laws
and preserve the Union but an appeal to tho
God of Battles. And Lincoln, not with tho
pen alone, but with pen and sword, trusting
always in God, saved for us and mankind that
immeasurable blessing, our Country. Referring
to tho Army of tho Potomac, Mr. Hayes said
its destruction would have been, according to
human foresight, tho loss of the Union cause.
Its complete success was tho overthrow of the
confederacy. It suffered the first defeat it
won tho last victory. In tho face of unparal
leled discouragement and disaster it remained
intact, with faith and spirit unbroken, firm,
and confident, as if penetrated by tho con
ciousness that the good cause was in its keep
ing, and Gettysburg is on its banners. Rich
mond and the surrender of Leo complete its
ArSTIN RLAIR, MICHIGAN'S " WAR GOVERNOR,"
responded to "The Volunteers." He said we
disapprove large standing armies as dan
gerous to liberty, and in all emergencies
wo rely upon tho volunteers from the peo
ple. Tho Governor referred to Lincoln as
ono of tho volunteers of tho lato war. Ho
sketched tho exciting opening scenes of tho
war, the eager coming together of vast num
bers of patriots, and their peaceful return
after the war to their peaceful vocations. They
had no malice, but plenty of indignation.
They wero thinking men, who shot as they
thought and voted as they shot.
GOVERNOR GEROME RESPONDED
to tho toast, "Tho State of Michigan." Mayor
Thompson spoke for the city of Detroit. Gen
eral Daniel E. Sickles responded for tho " Army
and Navy " in a strain similar to that of General
Bragg's oration last evening, and General Lu
ther S. Trowbridge spoke to tho toast, " The
Army of tho Potomac." General Bragg and
John Boylo O'Reilly replied to tho toasts com
plimentary to them. Captain I. N. Burritt
responded for the press; Colonel John Atkin
son answered to tho toast, "Tho Ladies," and
so ended this memorable Reunion of tho Army
of tho Potomac.
THE FRIZE DRILL.
Tho prize drill in connection with tho
Reunion was witnessed by 8,000 or 10,000 peo
ple and participated in by cloven companies.
Tho Toledo Cadets carried off tho first prize
and tho Chicago Board of Trade Guards tho
COMING REUNION IN MAINE.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Bangor, Me., Jnno 20. Tho Eighth, Ninth,
Eleventh, and Sixteenth Consolidated Regi
mental Association, of Bangor, Mo., will hold
their annual Reunion this year at Watcrvillc,
Mo., on tho Slh day of August. Tho business
meeting will be held in the afternoon, collation
at 5:20 o'clock p. m., and social meeting in
Town Hall in tho evening. On tho 9th of Au
gust they will go to Lako Marannacook and
meet with tho Department of Maine, G. A. R.,
in their semi-annual Encampment and grand
Reunion of all soldiers and sailors of Maino,
who aro requested to bring their mothers, sis
ters, cousins, ami aunts, not forgetting their
A MEMORIAL STATUE TO BE ERECTED.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Mystic River, Conn., Juno 10. On tho
ISth of April last tho veteran soldiers of our
vicinity to tho number of twonry-scvon wero
mustered in as a Post of the Grand Army, to bo
known as Williams Post, No. 55, Department
of Connecticut, G. A. R.
They havo sinco been actively laboring to
increase thoir numbers and to do their duty to
their dead comrades on Decoration Day. As
to tho former thoy are getting recruits rapidly
and their arrangements in regard to Decoration
Day wero carried out in a successful manner,
so much so that there was tho largest proces
sion over seen hero on any occasion of tho kind.
Addresses wero delivered by two members of
tho Post and everything passed off pleasantly
Thero is to bo during tho present summer a
soldier's statue presented to our village by an
unknoim friend of tho veterans, andtwhen this
ceremony takes place it will doubtless be a day
of historical interest for tho future. It is hoped
that Williams Post will exert every effort to
make the occasion ono of credit to themselves
and the community. Solitaire.
THE G. A. R. IN NEBRASKA.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Pawnee City, Neb., Juno 10. John Ing
ham Post, No. 93, G. A. R., Department of Ne
braska, wa3 mustered in this city on tho ISth
ult. with fifty-oight charter members. This
number was inorcasod at tho meeting on Dec
oration Day to cighty-threo members. Tho
Post was mustered by Comrado J. N. Cnlver, of
Milford, with ofllccrs as follows: Commander,
John Hodges; S. V. C, B. H. Fuller; J. V. C,
J. A. Cope; Adjutant, A. E. Hassler; Surgeon,
J. B. Brooks; Q. M., M. K. Walker; O. D., G.
M. Humphrey ; O. G., J. N. Shepherd ; S. M.,
J. W. Mooro ; Q. M. S., W. B. Raper. This is
tho first Post mustered in the county and tho
"boys" expect to attend the Reunion at Grand
Island, in August, ono hundred strong. Tho
Post took an active part in tho memorial ser
vices on Decoration Day.
DEDICATING A MONUMENT IN OHIO.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Editor National Tribune.
West Amity, Jiino 8. We havo a Post of
the G. A. R. hero numbering about 70 mem
bers, and in fine working order. It is called
Royer Post, No. MYJ, Department of Ohio. On
Momorial Day wo erected a monument in
memory of all tho soldiers who enlisted in this
vicinity. At half-past 12 o'clock wo formed
the procession and moved to tho grave where
wo had erected tho monument, and at tho
reading of each soldier's biography a litllo
girl stepped forward and placed a beautiful
wreath of flowers over the soldier's name,
while at tho same time a saluto was fired by tho
firing squad. After getting through with tho
decorating wo had music by the band and
choir and addresses by Colonel Slevin, of the
Ono Hundredth O. V. I., and tho Rov. Am
brose Hallington, chaplain of tho Eleventh
O. V. I. Wo like your paper better than any
paper wo havo seen. Long may it wave, and
long may you live to advocate tho rights of tho
soldier, is tho prayer of your humble servant,
Wm. C. Cablet,
Com. Royer Post, G. A. R., 109.
GRAND ARMY NOTES.
Stanton Post, No. 37, G. A. R., was organized
last December at Stanton, Mich., with some
twenty charter members, and it now has thirty
two in full membership, and since Decoration
Day five or six applications havo been made.
At the end of tho year it is fully expected that
the Post will muster about sixty. Colonel I L
II. Hinds is the Commander, B. B. Clark Sonior
Vice Commander, J. W. Wheeler Junior Vico
Commander, H. P. Norton Sergeant of tho
Guard, and Jesse Holcomb Quartermaster.
Sedgwick Post, of Kearney City, Neb., is
rapidly increasing in momborhip, new recruits
being mustered in at every meeting night.
Colonel John W. Wilson is the energetic Post
Canby Post, No. 122, of Illinois, has indorsed
a memorial to Congress urging the establish
ment of a Government hospital for tho army
and navy at Hot Springs, Ark., and invites
other Posts to join them in tho movement.
Tho cost will be 100,000.
An interesting featuro of' Memorial Day
celebration at Woostor, Ohio, was tho superb
drilling of Given Post, No. 133.
Cuslor Post, No. 7, G. A. R., of St. Joseph,
Mo., was mustered six months ago and now
numbers 115 members. On Decoration Day it
turned out 87 veterans in uniform, with drum
aud fifo corps. Tho Post has over $100 in
vested in flags and banners, and think they
are the banner Post west of tho Mississippi.
REVIEW OF THE WEEK.
Dr. Monteville M. Hedges and Wm. F.
Scott, of Newburgh, New York, havo been ar
rested on a charge of conspiring to defraud
Francis P. Weed, of tho same city, out of a largo
sum of money. All the persons named aro
wealthy and of high social standing, and the
case has excited extraordinary interest. Tho
disclosures thus for made'show that tho thrco
men indulged in a quiet little gamo of "draw
poker," and that Mr. Weed, relying upon the
strength of his " hand," which consisted of four
aces, backed it with $130,000. Scott, howover,
held a "straight flush" and swept away tl'
winnings. Weed subsequently lost other sums,
aggregating in all about .$300,000. After pay
ing a largo proportion of this sum he appears
to havo suddenly conceived tho idea that ho
had been swindled and refused to pay several
of the notes which ho had given in settlement
of his "debt of honor," and in order to make
his caso stronger caused the arrest of his com
panions. Tho developments already made
havo naturally caused a sensation in New
burgh's social circles as well as in Now York
city, whoro all tho parties aro widely known.
The vacancies in tho Tariff Commission
havo been filled by the President, who has sent
to tho Senate tho names of Wm. McMahon, of
New York, and Hon. A. R. Boteler, of West
Virginia. Mr. McMahon is chief clerk of the
division accounts in tho appraiser's office of tho
New York Custom Houso and is thoroughly in
formed on tariff questions. Ho is a Ropublican
in politics. Mr. Boteler is a resident of Charles
town, West Viiginia, and is not identified with
any sepcial interests other than agriculture
Ho was a member of tho Thirty-sixth Congress
and was strongly indorsed by both tho Sena
tors from West Virginia and also Senator Haw
ley, of Connecticut. Ho is a conservative
Democrat and is known to favor a tariff for
revenue Mr. Boteler is said to bo a gentle
man of liberal culture
A bill has been introduced in tho Senate to
provido for tho performance of tho duties of
tho Presidency in caso of tho removal, inabil
ity, or death, both of tho President and Vice
Presideut. It vests tho succession to the Pres
idency in tho members of the Cabinet in tho
order in which they woro named in Washing
ton's Cabinet, beginning with tho Secretary of
State aud concluding with tho Secretary of tho
Interior, and excludes Cabinet officers not con
firmed by tho Senate. The bill was referred to
tho Committee on tho Judiciary.
The Secretary of tho Treasury has trans
mitted to Congress tho report of tho Director
of tho Mint upon tho production of gold and
silver in tho United States in tho year 1S31.
Tho report is very comprehensive, aud gives
tho fullest possible statistics of production by
States, by counties, and in many cases by min
ing districts. Tho total product of gold for tho
year was $31,700,000, and of silver, $-13,000,000.
Colorado takes tho first placo among tho pro
ducing States, with a yield of moro than $20,
000,000; California follows with a yield of
nearly $19,000,000, and Nevada, which at ono
timo ranked first, is now third, with a product
of less than $9,000,000. A number of impor
tant papers relating to mines and mining aro
appended to tho roport, among them a careful
review of tho present condition of tho princi
pal gold and silver mines in tho United States.
Mr. J. G. Bigelow, counsel for Sergeant
Mason, called at tho White Houso a fow days
ago and filed with tho President's privato sec
retary tho brief giving tho reasons why tho
scutonco of tho court-martial iu tho caso of
Mason should bo declared void. Mr. Bigelow
was assured that tho President would give the
matter careful consideration. Tho main pointa
of tho argument aro: That tho court erred in
trying tho prisoner for a violation of tho G2d
article of war; that tho United States troops
were guarding tho District jail without lawful
authority; that tho Secretary of War had no
lawful authority to order tho troops there, and
that on account of tho position in which Mason
stood when ho fired, and of Guitcau's position
in his coll, it was a physical impossibility that
tho latter Ghould havo been in any danger from
During tho past week thero was a decrease
of twenty-six business failures from tho pre
ceding week, but as compared with tho corre
sponding week of last year thoro was an in
crease of thirty-eight. Telegrams from leading
business centres indicate an iucreaso of activ
ity, and thero is a generally improved tono to
business at Atlantic ports and in tho larger in
terior cities. Tho Northwest has bcon vory
prosperous and tho Southern trado is reported
as better than it unusally is at this season.
The names of the gentlemen to constitute
the Utah Commission havo been sent to tho
Senate. They aro: Alex. Ramsey, of Minn.;
Algernon S. Paddoch, of Neb. ; G. F. Godfrey,
Iowa; Ambrose B. Carloton, of Ind.; and of
Jamc3 R. Pettigrew. Two of tho number,
Messrs. Riunsoy and Paddoch aro ex -Senators.
They aro both Republicans. Mr. Godfrey is
also a Republican ; ho was a soldier during
tho war, an A sinco then has been a receiver
of public moneys aud assistant district at
torney. Tho remaining two aro Democrats ;
Mr. Carkton was formerly a law partner
of Senator A'orhoes, and has held tho position
of circuit judgo and university professor. Mr.
Pettigrew ha? been a member of tho Legisla
ture of Arkansas, and is at present journal
clerk of tho U. S. Senate.
An unusually largo number of railway ac
cidents occurred within tho past (cv days.
On the Kith inst. a train was wrecked on tho
Louisville, Now Albany and Chicago railroad
near Bedford, Ind. Tho train was running at
extra speed to make up time, when, at the
White river bridge, the rear coach jumped tho
trad: and rolled down a steep embankment,
pulling tho remainder of tho train with it.
Thero woro about forty passengers on tho
train, all of whom woro injured, somo
seriously. A somewhat similar accident oc
curred tho same day on tho Clarksburg and
Western narrow-guago road, near Clarksburg,
W. Va. Just as tho train was entering on tho
trestle the passenger car left tho track in con
sequence of a defective rail, and was dragged
along on the ties, precipitating tho entire train
ovor the trestle. Tho passenger coach turned
over in tho descent and struck on tho top,
wrecking it badly. About twonty passengers
were on board, all of whom were injured two
dying in a short time, Mr. Caroy, of Now
York, and Richard I. Goldsborough, a commer
cial traveller, from Baltimore. A Now York
ex; "a train was thrown from tho track near
Albion, on tho samo day, and tho engineer
fc-as killed and fireman fatally injured. Tho
A Disi'ATOit from Columbus, Ohio, dated tho
15th inst., announces tho death of ox-Gov. Win.
Donnison, known as tho "War Governor" of
Oh io, aged 07 years. Tho deceased was governor
of Ohio from latiO to 1802, holding tho position
when tho civil war broko out, and was Post-inastor-Gouoral
in President Lincoln's Cabinet
at tho time the latter was assassinated. Ho
was well known in this District, having been
appointed by President Grant ono of tho first
Commissioners of tho District of Columbia
when tho present form of government was
adopted. Ho entered on the duties of tho oflko
July 3, 1871, continuing as such until ho re
signed, July 1, 1878. During his entire term
he mado a most exccllont executive officer.
Tho deceased was tho candidate for tho iioini-
nation for Vice-President against the lato
Senator Wilson in 1872, and for Senator when
General Garfield was chosen in 18S0. Ho was
eminent a3 a lawyer, politician, and a business
man, succeeding in all these capacities. He
was one of the prime movers in tho combina
tion that put forward R. B. Hayes for Presi
dent. As District Commissioner ho was gen
erally respected as a faithful and conscientious
officor. His funeral took placo Saturday last.
Banks and other organizations adopted appro
priate resolutions upon hi3 death. Tho Po3t
Office building in this city was draped in mourn
ing, and that Department closed on the day of
the funeTal in respect to tho memory of the
The President has approved tho court
martial scntenco of Liout. Flipper, (colored,)
convicted of embezzlement, and ho will bo
dismissed from tho army at onco.
Additional particulars concerning tho find
ing of tho dead bodies of Lieutenant De Long's
party, who were frozen to death near the mouth
of the Lena River, on tho Siberian coast, after
landing from the ill-fated Jcaunette, have been
received by cable, adding another dark chapter
to tho horrors of that expedition. Engineer
Melville, it will be recollected, mado tho search.
Tho bodies woro in two places, 500 and 1,000
yards from tho wrecl of tho scow. Thoy first
found the wreck, and following along the bank
thoy camo upon a riflo-barrel hung upon four
sticks. Digging down thoy camo upon two
bodies buried under eight foet of snow. Mcl
villo then saw a camp-kettlo and tho remains
of a firo about 1,000 yards away, and approach
ing nearly stumbled upon Do Long's baud
sticking out of the snow, about thirty feet from
tho bank. Hero under about a foot of snow
they found tho bodies of De Long and Ambler
about thrco feet apart, and Ali San lying at
their foot, all partially covered by pieces of
tent and a few pieces of blanket. Ali tho
others except Alexis they found at tho placo
whero tho tent was pitched. Two boxes of
records, with the medicine chest and a flag on
a staff, were besido tho tent. Tho hands of all
were moro or lcs3 burned, and it looked as if
when dying they had crawled into tho firo ;
Boyd lying over tho fire and his clothing being
burned through to tho skin, which was not
burned. Collins's faco was covered with a
cloth. All tho bodies woro carried to the top
of a hill 300 feot high, and there interred in a
mausoleum constructed of wood from tho scow,
built in tho form of a pyramid tweuty-two feet
long and seven high, surmounted by a cross
twenty-two feet high and a foot square, hewn
out of driftwood. Tho mausoleum was covered
with stones, aud is to bo sodded in the spring.
Tho cross ia inscribed with tho record and
names of the dead cut in by tho search party.
After completing tho tomb, tho party sepa
rated to search tho Dolta for traces of Chipp's
people. Melvillo went to tho northwest part
of tho Dolta and west as far as tho Olenk River.
Ninderman took tho centre and Bartlott tho
northeast. Nindorman and Bartlott found
nothing. Melvillo has mot yet returned.
Terrible storms have prevailed throughout
tho West during tho past week, causing serious
loss of life and great" destruction of property.
Dispatches from Leavenworth, Kan., St. Louis,
Des Moines, and other places, describe tho
visitation as a porfect tornado, carrying death
and destruction in its path. In central Iowa it
was very sovoro. Tho town of Grinnoll is
half in ruins. Ono hundred and fifty houses
wero destroyed and somo seventy-five persons
killed. A dispatch from Grinnell says : From
numerous and contradictory stories of startled
citizens wo gather tho story of deep roaring
sounds, preceding a funnel-shaped cloud. C.
"ittman's houso wa3 completely loveled, bury
iiig beneath Pittman, his wifo and three chil
dren, his wife's sistor and her littlo babj Not
far away was tho residence of Mr. Lowis, an
old gentleman and lady, who wero both killed.
From horo tho storm pursued a zigzag direc
tion to the north of the city, where, after
wiping out tho finest rcsidenco portion of tho
city, it moved toward the college. Tho next
building was dumped into a heap of lath and
plaster and broken timber, burying beneath it
oight students who roomed therein, all of
whom wore afterwards rescued, moro or less
injured, but ono subsequently died. In a two
story hou30 a Miss Abbio Agard was killed.
Thero is hardly a sign left of tho house. In
the vicinity a block which contained nine
houses, all but ono was loveled to the ground.
In ono houso of this block four porsons were
"killed. In this vicinity, F. W. William'
houso was unroofed ; Prof. Herrick's and Mrs.
Morris's two houses wero bunched together. Tho
scenes around tho ruins aro heart rending.
Tho engine-house, where soventeenof the dead
bodies aro laid out, presents a sight that brings
back army days.
WHAT IS GOING ON ABROAD.
A London cable dated 19th instant says : Tho
Gladstone Cabinet is again in a difficulty over
Egyptian affairs. Almost before tho Cabinet
council broko up to-day tho rumor spread about
the Houso that a split had occurred on tho ques
tion of armed intervention in Egypt. At first
it was said that Messsrs. Bright and Chamber
lin were opposed to tho landing of British
troops, and that if this course woro persevered in
they would resign. This news caused a pro
found sensation among the members, many of
whom havo no particular desiro to present
thcmsolvcs before thoir constituents under ex
isting circumstances. Tho great liberal party
is now profoundly convinced that it has much
to risk and nothing to gain by an appeal to tho
country. It soon, however, became known in
tho lobbies that every effort would bo mado to
patch up the differences in tho cabinet, and as
this welcome news circulated tho gloomy faces
of tho ministerial istti brightened and among
tho followers of tho " grand old man " thoro
was mutual congratulation as foragreatdangor
escaped. In truth tho government is in a most
difficult position, tho aspect of nflairs at Alex
andria filling tho popular mind with tho foul
ing that tho Gladstone Cabinet i.$ unequal to
the situation. This boliof is growing, both in
Parliament and in tho country, and the Minis
ters feol that tho timo has arrived for taking a
decision whereon shall depend tho oxistenco of
the government. More than 50,000 Europe
ans have left Alexandria, Egypt, and fresh
danger lies in tho number of natives thrown
out of employment by reason of tho exodus of
Europeans. All the irrigation works aro Iikoly
to stop, which will cause great distress and loss
to the cultivators. There aro no 3ign3 of a
subsidence of tho panic. Thero is a constant
flow of refugees toward the sea. Tho Galena is
now protty clear of refugees, most of them hav
ing taken passage to somo safe port, leaving tho
ship free for action. Arabi Boy is doing his
utmost to stay tho exodus, promising special
protection for Europeans. All his promises aro
no good. Tho natives aro now showing signs
of fear of tho vengeance of Europe. Tho last
American family except that of General Stono
is now in safety. Advices from Ireland stato
that instructions arc being given to command
ing ofiicors iu all tho great military centres in
tho south and west, as well as in Dublin, re
garding tho course to bo pursued in tho event
of a rising. In tho present critical stato of af
fairs it is folt that tho authorities aro wise in
preparing for any emergency. Numerous po
lice and military patrols aro on duty nightly in
Limerick. Admission to the military barracks
throughout Ireland is prohibited. All tho
usual sentries havo been doubled and precau
tions havo been taken against explosives being
taken into military quarters.
WHAT CONGRESS IS DOING.
In the Senate, on Thursday, Juno 15, Mr.
Hoar introduced a bill granting cannon for
monumental purposes to tho G. A. R. at West
minster, Mass., and to tho Danvillo Light Bat
tery (Illinois) Guards. Roferred. The bill to
pay certain Southern mail contractors was
passed. A resolution was introduced and
ordered to bo printed, appointing a commission
of seven Senators to consider tho subject of
labor strikes in the United States. Tho bill to
amend tho law relating to tho entry of distilled
spirits in distillery and special bonded ware
houses was indefinitely postponed.
On Friday, in the Senate, a resolution was
adopted appropriating $1,600 to pay for print
ing tho momorial cards which accompanied tho
memorial address on tho life of the late James
A. Garfield. A bill was introduced by Mr.
noar providing for tho performance of tho
duties of the Presidency in the event of tho
removal, death, &c, of both the President and
Vice-President. Referred to the Judiciary
Committee. Mr. Blair introduced a bill to
erect a statue at the National Capital to tho
memory of Benjamin Franklin. The Sonthern
mail contractor's bill was further considered,
as was also the national bank bill. Mr. Anthony,
from tho Committee on Printing, to which was
referred tho memorial of tho Soldiere and
Sailors' League in favor of the enforcement of
tho law giving soldiers and sftilors engaged in
tho late war preferenco in Government em
ployment, with special reference to the office of
Public Printer, asked to bo discharged from its
further consideration ; which was agreed to.
Thero was no session of the Senate on Satur
day. In the Sonato, on Monday, under tho call for
memorials, Mr. Anthony roso and said: "I
prcsont tho petition of Mrs. T. O. Selfridgo,
Mrs. Elizabeth M. English, and many others,
wives, widows, and daughters of naval officers,
many of whom wore officers of the highest
distinction in the service, praying for a modi
fication of the law of prize, and also of the pen
sion laws, so that the prize money now assigned
to commissioned officers of tho Navy may be
pai'tlj directly into the pension-fund, which
already amounts to $14,000,000, and that the
pensions of widows and orphan children of
deceased officers may bo increnacd to one
fourth of the pay on waiting order3. I hardly
know whether tho petition should be referred
to the Committeo on Pensions or to the Com
mitteo on Naval Affairs. It concerns both
committees, and yet it should be considered by
but one. I will move tho rcferenco of the
petition, with tho accompanying paper, to the
Committee on Pensions. The motion was
Mr. Mitchell presented the petition of Pat
rick DeLacey and other citizens of Scranton,
Pennsylvania, praying for the pas3ago of a bill
for the relief of late Union soldiers who were
confined in so-called confederate prisons;
which was referred to the Committee on Pen
sions. Mr. Cameron, of Pennsylvania, presontcd a
petition of citizens of Carbon county, Pennsyl
vania, soldiers in tho late war, praying for the
passage of tho bill to provide for the muster
and pay of certain officers of volunteer forces;
which was referred to tho Committeo on Mili
A bill was passed regulating tho carriage of
passengers by ocean steamships. The bill pro
viding for the payment of Southern mail con
tractors was passed.
In tho Seuato on Tuesday a bill was passed
for regulating tho Soldiers' Homo in Wash
ington. A bill was also passed for the exten
sion of tho Executive Mansion, $300,000 to bo
appropriated for tho work this year. The
remainder of tho session was spent in dis
cussing Houso bill to enablo national banks to
extend their corporate existence.
In the Senato on Wednesday Mr. Morgan,
of Alabama, called up his resolution for a
committeo of investigation into tho labor
strikes, and it was dobated by Messrs. Morrill,
Hoar, Davis of West Virginia, Garland, and
Sherman, tho indications being that it will
pass. The Senate then resumed consideration
of tho Houso bill to enable national banks to
extend their corporate existence.
Iu the Houso on Thursday, Juno 15, tho river
aud harbor appropriation bill was discussed at
length. Mr. Steele introduced a bill authoriz
ing compensation to members of Company B,
Fourteenth Indiana Infantry, for privato prop
erty destroyed on the Na.-hvillo and Chatta
nooga railroad, which was referred to tho mili
On Friday in tho Houso several personal
pension bills wore introduced ami appropriately
disposed of. The river and harbor bill was then
taken up, variously amended, and discussed
at length. The military academy appropriation
bill was passed. A joint resolution w adopted
appropriating $33,000 to continuo tho jrork of
6i,ieutinc.observation and exploration in the
arctic seas. The ovening session of the Houso
was, as usual, devoted to tho consideration of
pergonal pension bills, several of which wero
On Saturday, in the House, Mr. Stcclo intro
duced a bill donating two mortals and lour cast
iron balls to Post No. , Grand Army of tho
Republic, at Peru, Indiana ; also a bill donating
condemned mortars and balls to Post No. ,
Grand Army of tho Republic, at Kokomo, Indi
ana ; botli referred.
The river and harbor bill was further dis
cussed, amended and passed. Among tho peti
tions presented, was ono from W. S. Balcom
and others, citizens of Wyoming County, New
York, for the passage of a bill for tho equaliza
tion of bounties to tho Select Committee en
,tho Payment of Pensions, Bounty, aud Rick
In the Houso on Monday Mr. Shultz introduced
a bill donating condemned cannon and cannon
balls to Alexander Post, Grand Army of the Ro
publio, Piqua, Ohio, for ornamental and monu
mental purposes ; referred. Mr. Bayno, from the
Committee on Military Affairs, reported bnck
with favorable recommendations tho following
joint resolution and bills ; which were referred to
tho Committeo of tho Whole House on the stato
of tho Union, and the accompanying reports
ordered to ho printed : A joint resolution to
donate condemned cast-iron cannon to Good
rich Post, No. 22, Grand Army of the Republic,
at Danville, Penn. A bill authorizing tho Sec
retary of War to deliver to tho town of Corn
wall, Orango county, N. Y., four condemned
cannon and four cannon-balls for decoration of
tho soldiers' monument: donating condemned
cannon for monumental purposes; donating
condemned cannon to Post No. 51, Grand Army
of tho Republic, at Newport, Vt. ; granting con
demned camion to tho city of Maiden, Mass. ;
granting condemned cannon to Otis Chiipman
Pont, No. 103, Grand Araiy of the Republic, at
Chicopee, Mass., for monumental purposes; do
nating condemned cannon to William Logan
Rodman Post, No. 1, Grand Army of the Re
public, for a placo of burial; granting con
demned cannon to tho Post of the Grand Army
of tho Republic at Fall River, Mass., for thoir
place of burial ; donating condemned cannon to
Charles Sumner Post, No. 101, of the Grand
Army of tho Republic, at Greenland, Mass.;
donating condemned caunou to Post No. 82,
Grand Army of the Republic, at Marblohead,
Mass. ; to authorize tho Secretary of War to give
four condemned cast-iron cannon to the Dick
Lambert Post, Grand Army of tho Republic, for
monumental purposes; donating condemned
cannon and cannon-balls to Post No. 14, Grand
Army of the Republic, at Loscansport, Ind.; to
authorize the Sccrotary of War to turn over to
tho Ladies' Monument Association, of Mount
Vernon, Ohio, four condomncd cannon and four
cannon-balls: donating condemned cannon to
Gregg Post, No. 95, Grand Army of tho Repub
lic, at Bellefonte, Penn.; to authorizo the Sec
retary of War to donato to the John H. Wil
liams Post, No. 4, Grand Army of the Republic,
at Berlin, Wis., one condemned 2-1-pouuder
cast-iron cannon; and donating condemned
cannon for monumental purposes.
Mr. Ketcham introduced a bill donating fonr
condemned cannon and four cannon-balls for
the soldiers' burial lot in the Hudson (Now
York) Cemetery; referred.
The annual pension appropriation bill,
printed in full in another column, was passed.
In the House on Tuesday a bill to regulate
tho counting of votes for President and Vice
President led to a lengthy debate, after which
it was recommitted to the committee on the
law respecting the election of President and
Vice-President. The House further considered
the bill for tho erection of a congressional
In the House on Wednesday the considera
tion of the bill for the orection of a congres
sional library building occupied the greater
part of tho session, and finally, on motion
of Mr. Rice, the further consideration of the
bill was postponed until December. This kills
the bill for tho present session.
Senator Fryc has returned from Maine and
resumed his seat in the Senate.
A proof of the new international stamp bear
ing the likeness of President Garfield was re
cently sent to Queen Victoria, and she ha3
expressed her pleasure at its receipt, and com
pliments the work.
On Friday evening of last week a delightful
promenade concert and hop was given at Grand
Army Hall, under the auspices of George C.
Meade Post, Ne. 5. There was a very large at
tendance and tho dancing continued merrily
until midnight. Post Commander M. A. Dil
lon, chairman of tho reception committee, was
untiring in his efforts and did tho honors
gracefully. Ho was ably seconded by the
members of the floor and reception commit
tees : Messrs. E. C. Schafirt, J. J. Carroll, H.
C. Corlis3, J. A. Bryan, Edward Morgan, J. A.
Patterson, E. L. Winne, Joseph Dencalo, E. L.
Scott, A. W. Hodgman, and Thos. Hyncs.
Mr. E. J. Lockwood, of this city, has been
appointed assistant ticket agent of the Virginia
Midland Railroad Company. Although young
in years Mr. Lockwood is old in railroad ex
perience, having formerly held the position of
passenger agent of tho Piedmont Air Lino and
other responsible positions. He is an active,
energetic officer, and his appointment will
doubtless prove an eminently satisfactory one.
The House Committee on War Claims ha3
decided to recommend to the Houso that the
claim of William B. Isaacs & Co., successors in
interest of certain Richmond banks for tho
restoration of $100,000 in coin taken by United
States officers in August, l65, bo referred to
tho Court of Claims for adjudication.
Tho members of the Senate and House Com
mittees on Public Buildings and Grounds, at a
joint meeting, decided to report adversely on a
proposition to purchase tho private dwelling
on Tenth street, Washington, to which Presi
dent Lincoln was removed after his assassina
tion in Ford's Theater, directly opposite,, aad
H which ho died. - "
Secretary Folgcr has addressed a circular
letter to the heads of tho bureaus and chiefs of
divisions of tho Treasury Department, calling
' attention to tho changes proposed to be made
in tho clerical force of the Department by the
legislative, executive, and judicial appropria
tion bill recently passed by the House, and the
effect of which would bo to drop all tho em
ployes now on temporary or special rolls. They
are asked for an expression of their views as to
its probable effect in their respective branches,
and their opinion also on the results which
would attend a general application of tho prin
ciples to tho whole service of the Department.
The work on tho Garfield memorial church
is being pushed forward so rapidly that it is
expected tho corner-stone can be laid in the
early part of next month. It is the intention,
if possible, to lay the stone on the 2d of July,
tho anniversary of tho fahooting of tho late
President, with ceremonies of special interest.
A general invitation has been extended to tho
inembeis of tho Christian church throughout
tho country, and President Hinsdale of Hiram
College, Ohio, Hon. A. S. Willis, of Kentucky,
and Hon. A. n. Pettibone, of Tennessee, have
accepted invitations to make addresses on this
Tho President has not received an invitation
from tho officers and inmates of the Soldiers'
Home to occupy a cottage there. lb is under
stood that the cottage occupied by President
Hayes is for tho use of the President, if ho
so desires, and President Arthur will move out
there if tho weather gets so warm as to mako
his stay at the Whito Houso uncomfortable.
There has been no material change in Mr.
Corcoran's condition sinco last week.
Tho Secretary of the Treasury issued an
order granting leave of absence on the 21st
and 22d of Juno to employees who are uniformed
members of tho Grand Army of tho Republic,
and the 21st to employees who aro members of
tho District militia who desired to go to Balti
more to participate in the Grand ,Army Re
union. The Italian citizens of Washington hold a
meeting a few days ago and took preliminary
stops towirds the orection of a memorial monu
ment to Garabaldi at the National Capital. Hon.
Jno. A. Kasson delivered an eloquent address:
on tho life and character of General Garabaldi,
and a considerable aum of money was at onco
Application was made by Mr. Reed, counsel
for Guitcau, to tho United States Supremo
Court for a writ of habeas corpus on tho plea of
non jurisdiction, &c, but Justice Bradloy filed
a denial, holding that the court by which Gui
tcau was tried had full jurisdiction. The only
chance for tho assassin now is an appeal to
executive clemency, but it is not at all prob
able that President Arthur will interfere. Tho
murderer has thus only six days moro of life.
Tho execution will bo private, only members
of tho press and the necessary number of offi
cials beiug present.
THE INTERNAL REVENUE BILL.
At tho Republican caucus which was held
on Tuesday evening Representative Kobesou
presided, and tho Kelley bill for tho reduction of
internal revenue taxation was discussed. It was
decided to support the bill with tho provisions
relating to whisky, tobacco, and bank capital
stricken out. The bill as amended provides
for the'abolition of tho internal revenue taxes
on bank deposits, bank checks, matches, per
fumery, proprietary medicines, and other
articles embraced m schedule A, and will
probably be called up for action in tho House
THE TARIFF COMMISSION CONFIRMED
The nominations for members of tho Tariff
Commission wero confirmed by tho Senato on
Tuesday by tho unexpectedly large vote of 31
to 21, several Democrats voting with tho Republicans,