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OUR SOLDIERS' COLUM.
A COMRADE THINKS THERE IS
BRIGHTER DAY DAWNING.
Another One of Hie Roys Sursrest.s The XatSonnl
Trilmnc for Commander of the Korccs-Somo
Comments ou our Southern Prison Sketches
How i'naWcnt Lincoln Paid Off Hie Turner
Rilles A Letter From a Veteran's Hoy.
Pince vrc inaugurated the "Soldiers' Column" in
ri!FNATioxAi.Ti:ir.rNn the number ofletten- from
t'omrndcB all over the country has increased to rap
illy that we are only able to puLliMi a limited mini
Wt of them in full and extracts from others. Our
rcadi rswill confer a favor, when corresponding for
ll-i- department, by making their letters as concise
: poible. Ixathe statements be brf and pointed,
and we can then find room for a greater number,
r.d thev will be all the more effective in the inter
im of the mj! dier in Congrc.. J f convenient, write
only on one side of the paper. A large number of
letters remain over until next week.
THE NEWSPAPER PAR EXCELLENCE.
To the Editor National Tribune:
3 am an cx-soldicrof the late Avar, and a sub
scriber to The National Tribune, and am
greatly interested in its contents, and think I
speak advisedly when I say it is the newspaper
par excellence for the soldiers and sailors of tho
late war. Its war sketches are both interest
ing aud instructive and calls up to the memory
of "the old soldiers many thrilling incidents of
the late war. Its advocacy of measures before
Congress for the relief of soldiers of the late
wais not only able but of the highest type of
patriotism and worthy of approbation. Its
"Soldiers' Column" is a glorious reunion of the
" Boys in Blue.'
I lost my health for life, in the perilous days
when rebellion was rife over a great part of our
country, while" trying to serve my Government
and maintain tho honor of her flag. Losing
all hope of returning health, after struggling
with poverty and disease, I, three years ago,
applied for a pension as a last resort, little
thinking at the time what vexatious delays
T-mild tirrnr before I found Telicf. But in the
meantime lam rejoiced to know that the dawn
of brighter days for tho soldier begins to ap
pear, for Commissioner Bontley, the soldiers'
foe has been displaced, and Hon. W. W. Dudley,
the hero and soldiers' friend, now holds the
oflicc of Commissioner of Pensions. Added to
this, sundry bills for tho relief of old soldiers
have come up before Congress, such as tho bill
to increase the clerical forco of tho Pension
Office, tho equalization of bounty law, aud the
bill granting land warrants to the soldiers of
tho late war.
I am glad, also, that such gallant men as
Senators Yoorhecs, Test, and Ingalls have used
their talents in championing tho cause of tho
soldiers. All honor is their due. I am also
glad to know that through the influence of
such men as these, and the able efforts of The
National Tribune, at least somo good has
been accomplished in the necessary appropria
tions made by Congress to aid Commissioner
Dudley to dispose of the claims in a reasonable
I have been, battling with extreme poverty
and disease during all these years, furnishing
evidence after evidence, affidavit after affida
vit, and yet relief does not come. AntVsvhy?
"Why this terrible delay of justice to tho ol'd
soldier suffering forthe necessaries of life? But
I am glad Congress is becoming waked lip to its
duty, and hope aud trust that the time may
speedily come when the money so long due the
diseased and crippled soldiers will be paid to
them. It will be strewing sweet flowers along
their pathway. And may the soldiers' friend,
The National Tribune, never cease its war
fare for justice and the right until all these
things shall be accomplished.
Truly yours, W:r. Livermore,
Cos. B and E, 1st Oregon Mo'd Vols.
Dallas, Oregon, July 30.
"COULDN'T DO "WITHOUT IT.
To the Editor National Tribune:
Find enclosed $2 for two more subscribers for
your valuable paper; it should be in tho hands
of every soldier of the late war. I cannot do
-without it. I have taken The National
Tribune since 1S70. There is no such paper
printed in tho interest of the soldier; all sol
diers should take it; hope you will get the
100,000 subscribers soon; will send more.
Yours truly, David Noyjs,
Late 1st Sorg. Co. G, 1st Me. Vet. Vols.
Manchester, N. J., August 8.
A victim of andeeponville.
To the Editor National Tribune:
I am taking your valuable paper, and think
it tho best soldier paper I havo ever read. I
notice that you arc describing the Anderson
ville prison ; you cannot mako it any worse
than it was; I was there a long time, and no
language can exaggerate the sufferings wc un
derwent; I am a wreck from being confined in
such places. Give it to them ; they should see
in print their tloings. Wo can forgive but we
W. T. Willhoite.
Cisco, III., August 9.
"ought to thank god for sucn an able
To the Editor National Tribune :
Iain receiving your paper and liko it very
much. As a family journal I know of no bet
ter, to say nothing of its value to the soldiers.
My wife takes greater interest in reading it
than any paper I have ever taken. Every old
soldier ought to thank God for such an able
Advocate of his rights as The Tribune, and
encourage and support it until the battle is
fought and tho victory won. I would that
Congress was composed of such men as Senator
Perry and a number whose names I could men
tion from my own and other States. Such no
ble men can depend upon the soldiers' votes,
and not only theirs but their friends. Success
to you iu your grand work.
W. H. Gkonee.
Ratmond, III., August 7.
-WHAT A SOLDIER'S BOY THINKS OF THE
To the Editor National Tribune:
Having long desired to write to you, I now
have tho chance. 1 am a small boy, eleven
years old. My father subscribes for your paper
for me. I think it is the best paper in the
world for the old soldiers, who fought in the
hour of darkness for their country. My father
was a soldier iu tho Sixth Illinois cavalry,
company E, under Colonel Linch; his name is
W. D. TJaroion. Giving you my best wishes, I
Pliny M. Harmon.
Palkbk, Kan., August 11.
THE NATIONAL TKIBUNE TO COMMAND TIIE
To the Editor National Tribune:
1'lerxc give me the privilege of saying a few
words in your valuable paper. I must say it
jg the bent paper of the kind I ever read, and I
would not be without it for twice the subscrip
tion price. 1 feel that you are doing a good
work and victory will yet crown your efforts.
I trust the time may soon come when you will
have every ex-soldier in tho land on your list.
THE FATIONAJb TBXBIINE: WASHINGTON, D. C, AT3G-UST 19, 1882,
I was a prisoner over one. month ; -was cap
tured in 1G2, and placed on Bell Isle, aud I
suffered more exposure and hardships in that
length of time than I did tho remainder of my
three- years in the field. Wo only received one
ration a day, and I saw men swallow it at one
bite and say, " thcro goes my day's ration."
Many promises liavo been made by Congress
inch to the crippled and disabled ex-soldiers, and
-wo havo received nothing yet. How long must
we wait until wo rcccivo our just dues?
I am bound to work for your paper while I
am a subscriber, and that is for life. This is
tho only way, comrades, that wo will gain a
victory. Let us rally together, one- hundred
thousand strong, headed by Tin: Xationat,
Tribune as our general. Enclosed find $1 for
your paper for one year.
Lateobe, Pa., July :$1.
A DISPUTE ABOUT "OLD ABE'S" REGIMENT.
To the Editor National Tribune:
T wish to correct a statement I saw in your
paper of August 5, in regard to " Old Abe."
A. IJ. Dillon, of Sycamoro Springs, Butler
county, was not a member of tho Eighth Wis
consin infantry, to which "Old Abe" belonged,
but stated by you tho Seventh. I was myself
a member of the Eighth, so know "Old Abe"
was with that regiment.
Myron A. Briggs.
Eau Claire, Wis., August 8.
our southern prison sketches.
To tho Editor National Tribune:
I have read with interest tho sketches of
prison life at Andersonville by Free Lance, and
while we all acknowledge Andersonville to
have been the worst prison in tho lot, I do not
think tho others ought to be ignored. I was a
prisoner at Libby prison, Richmond, Ya.; was
taken October K5, 1 SGI, and paroled February
17, lSfio. I weighed wheir captured l."0 pounds,
and "tipped" tho beam at G.1 pounds when pa
roled. During the time I was there our rations
were the same in quantity and quality as at
Andersonville, with the exception that our
corn-meal was cooked, and wo received them
more regular. We were allowed two meals per
day; our breakfast consisted of a piece of corn
cake (lass than two inches square) and a
medium-sized mouthful of bacon and maggots.
I have seen men eat it without brushing off a
single maggot. For supper wo had the samo
amount of corn bread and a littlo bean soup;
tho beans were a very different article from
those cultivated in the northern States ; my
stomach absolutely refused to rcccivo the soup,
so I had to dispense with part of my supper;
others were in the samo fix. .As for deaths,
there were a few at Libby; tho bodies were re
moved overy morning, carted off in wagons
like so much wood. Every crack and comer
in the building was alive with vermin. Let us
hear from some of tho "boys" that were in
Libby and other prisons, outside of Anderson
ville. Yours respectfully,
E. E. PniLLirs.
East Burke, Vt.
the horrors of southern prisons
To the Editor National Tribune:
I was a private in tho late war; enlisted in
January, 1SG2, before I was seventeen, and was
with my regiment in all of its engagements
until I was taken prisoner on the 27th of Octo
ber, 1S61, at Deep Bottom, near Richmond, whilo
charging on tho rebel works in front of Rich
mond. Wc were all young men, mno ot us,
that were taken prisoners; one was wounded
in both anus, and was sent to the rebel hospital
in Richmond aud died there ;;th'etbt'her eiht
went to Salisbury, of which two died in Salis
bury prison, and two died ou tho way to their
home in March, 1SG3. I think too much can
not bo said of the horrors of those prisons.
Soon it will cease to be believed that such bar
barities existed with and by order and consent
of the confederate government.
I feel an interest in pension matters. When
wc enlisted wo had a great many promises
made of 1G0 acres of land, or a land-warrant.
Now, they think they have filled the bill when
they give us the benefit of the homestead act.
I am not a farmer ; if I was it might do mo
good ; as it is it is not to my advantage.
Rollin J. Smalley,
Co. II, 10th Reg. Wis. Vet. Vols.
Appleton, Wis., August S.
HOW PRESIDENT LINCOLN TAID TnE BOYS.
To the Editor National Tribune:
I happened to be in Delaware when the war
broke out and resolved to offer my services to
the Government, and proceeding to Washing
ton city helped to start a company and was
elected sergeant in company IJ, Turner liifles,
3"). C. volunteers. Gen. McDowell mustered us
into service in front of the White House. Our
services were much appreciated, as wo had to
be up every day and night for fear that tho
Government buildings would bo fired, and I
tell vou it was no funny business in those days,
for you could not tell who was "scccsh" and
who w;is "Union." After our term of service
had expired there w:is some lack in getting our
pay. Where the fault lay wo knew not, but it
so happened as I was standing on one of tho
avenues talking with some of the Connecticut
hoys on their way home, a carriage drove up.
Its occupants wore President Lincoln, Secretary
Seward, and another gentleman. Hearing a
familiar name mentioned 1 turned, when the
driver beckoned to me, requesting me to come
up to the carriage, as the President wished to
.speak to me. Mr. Lincoln greeted mo very
kindly and questioned me in regard 'to the
regiments that were on the sidewalk, as to
their number, what State they were from, and
where they were going. He stated that ho was
very sorry that they were on their way home.
31c then told the driver to go on, as the boys
were blocking up the avenue to get a glimpse
at their beloyed President. Before starting I
told the President that I had a little request to
make. He asked me very kindly what it was ;
I stated that our term of service having ex
pired there was some delay in getting our pay;
that all we wanted was our pay; we would then
go home, sec our folks and come back again.
The President, turning to Secretary Seward,
said : "How is this; this matter must be looked
into." The Secretary nodded in the affirma
tive. I thanked Mr. Lincoln very kindly, and
with three cheers for our President the car
riage moved on. Tho next morning our cap
tain came rushing up in hot haste, saying,
"Hoys, who asked tho President to pay us?"
Well, he had mo spotted. 1 remarked that I
knew the l'rcsidcnf s kind feeling toward us,
and, therefore, thought it no harm to ask what
was justly duo us. " Well," said he, "you are
a brick," and wc will get paid this afternoon,
which we did, and that in gold coin. That is
the way President Lincoln provided for tho
Now, why don't Congress do tho same? They
owe it to us. There are thousands that received
hundreds of dollars of bounty. But those who
ofl'ered their services in tho most trying hours
of danger, men that sacrificed homes and
money in behalf of tho Union and saved the
most valuable property from destruction aro
ignored. I fulfilled my promise which I gavo
the President, went home, came back, and then
went to Eoach Mill in Virginia and enlisted in
the Twenty-ninth New York volunteers to
serve two years as soon as discharged. I served
twenty-two months and was honorably mus
tered out of scrvico on account of sickness. I
did not rc-enlist. I then went to California,
and at various times during thp last thirteen
years made application for my bounty through
proper channels and spent $25 to procure what
is justly duo me, but havo not received ono
ccut up to this time.
Henry A. Butner.
San Quintain, Cal., August 1.
BACKED BY EFFECTIVE ARTILLERY.
To tho Editor National Tribune:
For many years thcro has been felt a great
want for a soldiers' and sailors' earnest advo
cate in tho form of a true, honest, and fighting
journal liko The National Tribune. I can
see, and hope others can, tho good end it is
working, and hope all comrades, soldiers and
sailors will support it well, for it is backed by
good and" effective artillery in its editor and
staff, and I might add its subscribers.
In your issue of July 5, " W. W- P.," Eighty
second Pennsylvania volunteers, differs with
mo regarding the battlo of Cedar Creek. He
says: "Noon found us going into camp, when
in the distance we heard the sullen roar of artil
lery," &c. I was not aware that such a thing
was even thought of, much less ordered, for wo
followed dose all that day the retreating enemy,
lie further says: "Sheridan gave his orders to
General Edwards, our brigade commander."
According to military rules and courtesy Sheri
dan should havo given his orders to General
Wright, Wright to tho division commander
(Whcaton), and Whcaton to Edwards, except
in an extreme emergency when delay would
bo dangerous. He goes on: "Wo then moved
on to tho front, marching left oblique, pass
ing through a cornfield, across tho creek," &c.
All this was ou the Gth of April, 1BG3, and I
do not remember having seen any corn grow
ing as early as tho Gth of April. My regiment
belonged to tho Third brigade, First division,
Sixt.li Armv Corns, and although I saw men
wounded soon after noon of that day who bo
longed to tho Eighty-second Pennsylvania
volunteers, tho fight and victory did not take
place until near night. The rebel naval brigado
did not lose one man in that day's marching
and fighting; so said Commodore Tucker, who
was captured and a prisoner at our headquar
ters that night; consequently they could not
have fought much, if any, that day.
W. D. G.,
Formerly of Gth Corps Hcadq'r's.
Cornwall, Conn., August 8.
SMALL SHOT FROM COMRADES..
"The National Tribune is very interest
ing to mo and to my family. You are doing a
noble work, and I hope tho time may soon
como when all soldiers who fought for the
Union will receive the pensions to which they
aro entitled." Benj'n Forty, Frankfort, Ky.
"The money expended for my subscription
to The National Tribune has been money
well spent. Every soldier should invest $1 in
a year's subscription ; ho will never regret it."
Smith B. M. Colin, Bloomington, 111. ' Wc all
admire your frank views." Mrs. D. O. Thomp
son, Bridgewater, Conn. "I have taken The
National Tribune for somo tiino and con
sider it an excellent paper. Will do all I can
to promote its interests." O. J. Harvey, Early
Brauch, S. C. "The National Tribune
deserves great credit for tho interest it mani
fests in behalf of our deserving soldiers. It is
well worth its subscription price." II. J. Am
brose, Garnett, Kansas. " I am a reader of
your valuable paper and think you are making
an excellent fight for tho soldier. What is
Congress going to do for prisoners of war?"
J. O. Davis, Dekalb, O. "I expect to bo ablo
to send you a list of subscribers soon. We aro
going to mako The National Tribune a
power in tho land." A. W. Beach, Robinson,
111. "Quito a number of tho "boys" of this
Pnsf-, rpnrroll. No. 2091 are readers of The NA'-
TinvAi. TmimxE. aud we will soon give you a
big list. Wo must have it, for it is tho soldiers,
champion. 3vecp on fighting, and wo will sus
tain you." Harry Terwilligcr, Port Jen-is,
N. Y. "I have on filo every copy of The
National Tribune1' since August last, and
would not take twenty-five cents a jiieco for
them. Let every soldier rally to its support."
J. H. Mitchell, Cherry Grove, Va. "When
the Government was weak wo were strong.
Now wo arc weak and tho Government strong.
Wo risked our lives and aro entitled to our
pay. Let us havo it." Hugh S. Hill, Oakfield
Answers to Correspondents.
Wo ae obliged to answer certain inquiries of tho
pains nature in each issue of our paper. While wo
cheerfully furnish information to subscribers in this
column, we auggest that much labor, time, and ex
pense may be saved both to ourselves and to our
correspondents, if tho latter and other subscribers
would keep a file of the papor. They could then,
at any time, turn to the file and probably find the.
very inquiry answered about which they wouIU
have written to us. We trust that each and every
subscriber will profit by this suggestion.
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JL 8. C, Oconee, III I and 2. You aro not
entitled to bounty on first enlistment, and havo
received all duo on the second. 3. The records
are no doubt on file in thoDcpartmcntand will
bo referred to for verification of your state
ments. W. W., JticJimond, Tnd. Wo have handed your
letter to a competent attorney, who will at once
correspond with you.
If. E. M.. Jiloominnlon, III. Tho bill has be
come a law, a large proportion of tho appoint
ments made, and tho now appointees at work.
?&., Maple Jlapuls, Mich. Dependent rela
tives pension claims are being settled at tho
rate of about 500 per month, and tho highest
number reached for action is about 267,000.
W. S. Ill, Frankfort, Ken. l.'lf a position is
desired in the Pension Office address tho Hon.
Secretary of thelntcrior. If in the War, Navy,
or Stato Departments, address tho respective
Secretaries. 2. The salary ranges from $-10 to
$7o per month.
T. M. Mch'., Grahamton, rcnn.l. About fivo
or six weeks usually. 2. Yes; provided you
can furnish medical evidence showing treat
ment immediately at date of discharge.
Ex-soldier, G. A. Jl.Sco previous reply.
J. F., Tunnel Hill, Ga.IC you have not filed
references and testimonials with your applica
tion, you should do so. After this is done you
must await action of tho Department, which
might bo expedited by somo pcrsou of influ
ence. A. B. C., Little River, Kas.Sco reply to H.
J. B. C, Cornwall, Conn. Certainly; ho is a
Widow D., Boston, Mass. As desired, your case
has been referred to a competent attorney.
C. F. W., Marlinsburg, Mo. See reply to Sub.,
Sparta, Wis., in our last number.
S. J. T., Vienna, N. J. Tho examiners recently
appointed aro examiners of claims, and not
J. B., Lemars, Iowa. You will find a full
reply to your question in tho answer to Pat,
Camden, Me., in ours of May 13, 1S32, No. 3D,
J. H., Akron, Iowa. Application in proper
form, with circumstances as to loss of discharge,
would havo to bo mado to tho Secretary of
B. B.. Wliileforil Centre, Mich. Mako your
question a little plainer. Wo do not
stand what you desiro.
Bcinaluing answers next week.
Hon. C. Ji. Faulkner has been nominated for
Stato senator for tho counties of Itiploy aud
Franklin, Indiana, by the Democrats. Mr.
Faulkner's nomination is received with gratifi
cation by the soldiers irrespective of party, ho
having proved himself their earnest friend dur
ing his services as messenger in tho V. S. Scnato,
rr-Wc are at all times Rind to furnish infqrma
finnto our readers on subjects afiecting their niter
Ss but after esamininK our 1M of 130,000 nanus
Vn order to respond to inquiries iw to thowhere
nboutsof ex-soldiers, nccesMtatingthe employment
of me person for that .special purpose, we are com
pelled to advertise for the addres.es of such as arc
not in our possession. In order, therefore, to reim-
urscus for this .service, wo shall hi future make a
nominal charge of twenty-five cents for publishing
S i . pViry of three lin.a, when tho address can
not be obtained from the records. All replies
"hould be mailed direet to the advertiser, m care of
The National Tinmrxn. They will bo promptly
forwarded. Ed. Tiukunk. ,
Thc address of Fritz Grhnskic, late Company I!,
Si-ctv-fifth Regiment New York Volunteers, by The
Xhti'onal Tribune, Washington, D. C, or tho ad
diess of any of his family or relatives.
The address of Michael Cash, late second class
fireman U S. S. Chooura, by The National Tribune,
AVnshin-ton, T. C, or the address of any of his
family or relatives.
Addresses wanted of AKsl.-Surgeons Webb and
ITitz who were in charge of llarewood Hospital,
VaMiin"toii, D. C in 1S01; also the name and ad
dress or tho AsM .-Surgeon and Ward-Master who
hid charge of Ward 1 of same hospital ; alo ad
drcsof Green Tillcy, of the SGth Company, 2d Bat
talion, Veteran Heserve Corps, by A.J.Wilson.
Address wanted of Dr. Graham, late Surgeon of
the 12th Kcgt. Ohio infantry, by Alex. Turnbull.
Address wanted of Lieut. Ed. Itice, of First Ver
mont light battery, by C. W. Itnnsom.
Addresses wanted of Capt. S. 1. Richards and
Lieut Charles Wentz, of Battery O. Nt Pa. light
irtillcry; also Jamas P.itton, Battery I, -13d regt.
i'a. light artillery, by SVm. B. Dick.
Address wanted of Capt. Jas. IL Garrison, of Co.
G, 10th lUissomi cavalry, or any member of said
company, by Jas. Burnett.
Name and address wanted of the Sergeant who
had command of the first battalion, 17th regt. Wis
consin infantry, at Tunnel Hill, Ga., during winter
of JS&l-'g, by Win. II. Little. 2t
Address wanted of Capt. Joseph Burden, of Co.
K, 00th X. Y. engineers, or any commissioneu oui
ee'rs of said company, by Sidney Polmanteor.
Addresses wanted of Orderly-Sergeant Walter,
Sergeants Emiiiel and AVittemeyer, and Quarter-ma-tor-Scrgeant
Kierson.or any member of Co. G,
1st N. Y. (Lincoln) cavalry, by Geo. Al brand, -it
Full name and address wanted of Capt. Brillon,
of Co. II, 1st N. Y. dragoons, by Sarah A. Lynch.
THE QUEEN OF SONG.
Death in a CouTCiit of tho Greatest Vocalist America
A few days ago tho telegraph announced tho
death of Sister Mary Agnes, the famous soprano,
at tho convent of Mount dc Chantal in Wheel
ing, W. Va. There was probably no nun living
in retirement from the world so widely known
and so warmly loved as she. Twenty-five years
ago Miss Gilbert, in tho blush of her early
maidenhood, camo from Philadelphia and en
tered tho novitiate of tho Sisters of tho Visita
tion, then settled at tho convent in Wheeling.
Sho brought no dowry to the sisterhood. Her
parents were in tho middle station of life, as
respected possessions, but, although having a
large family of children, were ablo to givo their
gifted daughter all she asked tho cultivation
of her marvellous soprano voico. Sho was ono
of Perrini's favorito pupils, aud through tho
years of her early girlhood tho maestro labored
to firo her ambition with the prospect of a high
career upon tho operatic stage. Sho early de
veloped tho marked religious bent of her mind,
and, when just budding into young woman
hood, when the world was brightest to her, an
nounced to her parents her firm rcsolvo to go
into tho holy orders. Sho wont to Wheeling,
aud has lived all her life as a nun within or
near that city. Shortly after arriving sho took
chargo of tho musical department of tho con
vent college, and tho famo of her voice, as sho
permitted it to bo heard at tho occasional con
certs at the institution, was soon as wido as tho
it country. Said tho mother superior m cuargo
of the school tho afternoon after tho funeral, as
shorsat in tho silence of tho convent parlors,
which had so oftcu re-echoed to tho voico of
Sister Mary Agnes: "It is seldom that tho
tongue of common fame invades tho quiet halls
of a convent, aud there never was a singer to
whom famo camo less welcome than to Sister
Mary Agnes. Her gentle nature seemed to
blush at tho high encomiums heaped upon her
singing, and her soul was frequently harassed
with fear lest tho adulation should woo her
heart to the love of earthly things. 3Ier nature,
as her countenance, was gentle, aud sho was
happy in singing when it gratified hor friends
or added to tho reputation of tho institution.
Sho brought to tho sisterhood no broken heart,
but camo to holy vows in tho brightest years of
her life, and, from tho time of her coming to
her death, lived her peaceful lifo contented aud
happy. Sho was loved by all her pupils, whom
she attracted from all parts of tho country, and
not less by her sisters in the order."
Her last public performance was when a
number of members of tho last Legislature
visited her. Her health Avas then greatly im
paired, and she was urged not to sing, but sho
said, in her kindly way, that it was a pity to
disappoint thoso who had como out on purposo
to hear her sing, and, going to tho piano, sung
for them her favorito hymn, "I know that my
Eadceiner liveth." The first notes of tho
song, as they camo weakly from tho throat
that had always added new beauty to tho
hymn before, seemed a requiem to tho ears of
thoso who had been accustomed to tho lull
resonance of her voice.
Sister Mary Agnes was tho last of tho family,
ner voico was, a wonderfully high, pure aud
strong soprano, and she had, besides, almost a
genius for musical composition. So rare a
combination of tho qualities of a great vocal
ist have seldom been fouud in one person. If
sho had not been a nun, sho would have been
a prima donna. Her taste was peculiarly deli
cate, and many of tho favorito exercises of her
pupils wero compositions of their teachor.
Parepa Rosa visited tho convent onco and
heard the nun sing " Tho Alpiuo Echo Song."
When sho had finished, tho great-hearted
cantatrice, when pressed to sing somo favorito
of her own, exclaimed, with tears on her face:
"I cannot sing now: such vocalization is not
human. I belicvo in inspiration now." When
Max Strakosch ofl'ered Sistor Mary Agnes
$5Q,000 to sing for him during a singlo season
she consulted Bishop Whalcn, who adminis
tered her sacred vows. Sho told him how
the sisterhood was in debt on account of tho
establishment of tho new convent at Mt. do
Chantil, and explained that tho wages of hor
singing might bo devoted to setting tho good
enterprise on foot. Ho feared that departure
from tho customs A the sisterhood would bo too
wide, however, and advised her not to leavo tho
schoolroom for tho stage. Her voico was re
markable in that sho ranged with easo over tho
compass. Sho was, herself, more fond of simplo
ballads than anything else, and once when, years
ago, asked to sing something that sho would
chooso herself, sho said, "John Anderson, My
Jo John." A rcmoustranco was about to bo
oil'ered, fearing that her time would be fritd
away. She struck tho key-noto on tho piano
in the largo music hall, and starting off in tho
song, it seemed to tho listener that tho birds
were singing it instead of tho woman. Not
until tho close did her fingors again touch tho
piano. It would seem that her voico was too
sweet to bo marred by any instrument. Sho
was, however, a thorough mistress of both tho
piano and harp. -Musical pieces, no matter
how difficult, wero read by hor at sight, but so
great was sho that4 sho was abovo their aid.
When ono speaks of strings, keys and notes, ho
is speaking of something which can belearned.
But her sweet voice, almost diviuo, was nover
learned. Its song is stilled forever.
The Grand Army Post at Pittsburg, Pa., is
growing rapidly. It now numbers over fifty
comrades in good standing.
A P00E GIRL'S PENSION.
(Continued from Third page.)
Union has some sort of charitable institu
tions for the deaf, the dumb, the blind, and
the imbecile. If this girl has received a pen
sion for eight vcars, amounting in all to her
self and brother to $2,SsO, and tho time has
expired during which she can receive any pen
sion Mr. Cockrell. It expired in lo0.
Mr. Logan Twelve years have elapsed.
How has she been taken caro of for tho last
twelve years ?
Mr. Cameron, of Pennsylvania.
charitv of her neighbors.
at- "T.nr.(v Vorv well. Everv Stato pro
vides charitable institutions for such people.
States like Pennsylvania or Illinois and all
thoso large States that are wealthy have chari
table institutions for this very class oi puopic.
For the Government now to commence making
itself, after the pensions have expired, a chari
table institution for the deaf, the dumb, the
blind, tho imbecile,! think is going a little
too far. I will agree to pension any persons
who are entitled to it, I do not caro who they
are or what their condition is, if they aro
entitled to it, but after the period expires for
which they are entitled to the pension I do not
believe it "is right and proper forthe Govern
ment to open tho door any further for that
I am opposed to this on principle, not on
account of the persons I do not know any
thing about tho persons, it is immaterial who
tho persons are but if you pension this class
of individuals, and we can find them in Hli
nois, in Ohio, in Indiana, and everywhere all
over tho country, you will flood us with
claims of this very kind to be passing through
Congress at every session for the purpose of
putting them on tho pension list to save
what? To savo tho States from exhibiting
the charity they ought to thoso who belong to
them, and that they themselves ought to tako
pride in extending to people of this kind after
the Government has dono its part in reference
Mr. Windom. I wish to move that the Sen
ato proceed to tho consideration of executive
business, but if this bill can bo disposed of
without any further discussion I will not
mako the motion.
Mr. Hawley. Before wo pass away from
tho pension cases entirely I wish to put on
record that I concur with the sentiments ex
pressed by the Senator from Illinois, Mr. Lo-
Mr. Allison. I ask unanimous consent to
tako up House bill No. 6692, a local matter to
which there will bo no Objection.
Tho Pkpidino Officer. The Chair will
stato to tho Senator from Iowa that tho yeas
and navs havo been ordered on tho third
reading of tho bill called up by tho Senator
from Pennsylvania, Mr Cameron.
Mr. Allison. So I understood, but I saw
other matters intervened and I thought I
would intervene now.
Several Senators. Let us have a vote.
Mr. McMillan. I desire to ask leavo for
the consideration of a pension case in which
an adverse report was made. I merely desiro
to have the reconsideration of it for the pur
pose of putting it upon the calendar. It is tho
case of Laura C. P. Ilaskins.
Mr. Brown. What has become of tho call
ing of tho yeas and nays in tho case of Mur
ray? Tho Presiding Officer. Tho yeas and nays
wero ordered, but by unanimous consent tho
Senato has taken up various other matters
pending that question.
Mr. Brown. I object to tho consideration of
anything else nntil that is disposed of.
Tho Presiding Officer. Tho regular order
being called for, tho qncstion is on tho third
reading of tho Murray bill.
Mr. Cameron, of Pennsylvania. Before that
motion is put I would liko to withdraw this
easo and let it remain upon the calendar until
next session. Cannot that bo done ?
Tho Presiding Officer. It can only bo
dono by unanimous consent. Is there ob
jection to tho Senator from Pennsylvania
withdrawing tho bill from consideration ? Tho
Chair hears none.
Mr. McMillan. Now I submit my motion
for a reconsideration of the vote by which tho
adverse report in tho easo of Lanra P. C. Has
kins for a pension was adopted, for tho pur
pose of having it placed on the calondar.
The Pbesiding Officer. Is there objection
to tho reconsideration. The Chair hears none.
Tho voto is reconsidered and tho bill is placed
upon tho calendar.
MAGAZINES FOR SEPTEMBER.
Harper for September opens with a beautiful
frontispieco entitled, " A Sunday Morning in
Surrey," from the picture of Alfred Parsons,
who also illustrates in charming stylo Mrs.
Lillio's papers, "In Surrey," tho first of which
appears in this number of the magazine Sev
eral other sketches are handsomely illus
trated, notably "York, in Maine." and "Med
iterranean Ports and Gardens." "A Doctor
Spoiler," is tho titlo of a short, interesting
story, and "Lovo will Find tho Way Out," is
another of equal interest. Tho novel, " Shan
don Pells," illustrated, is' continued, and tho
Easy Chair, Historical Eecord, and literary
departments aro full of entertaining matter
Demoresl's for September. Tho diversified
contents of the September number of Demorcst's
Magazine mako it highly interesting. Tho
serial "Tho Admiral's Ward," is extremely
interesting, and among tho charming short
stories may be mentioned "Mascot, tho Match
Maker." and "Esther's Lovo Story." Tho
biographical sketches of Carman Sylva and
Frederick Froobel aro admirable, and not less
so is Jeunio June's " Girl of tho Period." Tho
various departments contain much that is
instructive and entertaining, "while tho illus
trations aro excellent.
Peterson's Magazine, for September, opens with
a charming steel-engraving, from a picture in
tho last Paris Salon; which is followed by a
beautiful, double-size, colored, steel fashion
plato; and this by nearly fifty wood engrav
ings. Tho stories more than maintain tho
high merit of this popular monthly; ono by
Mrs. M. Shefley Peters, "Tho Chain of Hair,"
is particularly good; whilo Mrs. Stephens's
" Lovo in Tanglo " grows moro and more
Lippincolls Magazine, for September, is filled
with a great variety of light and entertaining
matter, with a pleasant mixture of solid read
ing. The opening paper "An Antwerp Print
ing House" is beautifully illustrated;
"Through Great Britain on a Drag" is an in
teresting narrativo of a party who mado a
coaching expedition through England and
Scotland. " Invading tho Temple of Heaven,"
by Charles Wood, tells how the writer suc
ceeded in penetrating into tho famous structure
in which tho Chinese Emperor offers a yearly
sacrifice. Several other valuablo articles from
tho pens of noted writers appear in tho cur
rent number, which, together with stories,
sketches, poetry, etc., mako it more than ordi
THE MOST INTERESTING OF ALLi
From tho San Francisco Mirror.
The Natioxai. Tribune, of Washington, a
largo cight-pago weekly devoted to Grand
Army matters and tho interests of old soldiers,
is tho most interesting of all our many
oxchanges. Wo hopo that overy comrade will
subscribo for it. Only $1 a year.
FORGETTING THE COUNTERSIGN.
An amusing incident of a soldier forgetting
tho pass-word occurred on Staten Island during
tho early compaign of tho First -New York
Regiment Volunteer Engineers. A good-natured
soldier of tho Fatherland was on guard,
aud tho oilicor of tho guard had taken consid
erable pains to instruct tho sentinels in their
duty, so that whon tho guard rounds wero
made, everything would bo in order. In going
the rounds after midnight everything pro
gressed satisfactorily until the inspecting party
approached a Gorman sentinel. Tie halted us
correctly, but had evidently forgotten tho
countersign, and in his quandary said: "Sor-
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