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THE NATIONAL TBIBTINE: WASHINGTON, D. C, SEPTEMBER 9, 1882.
REVIEW OF THE WEEK.
INTERESTING RECORD OF IMPORTANT
EVENTS AT HOME.
Death or Chief-Engineer Wood of tho
Courtney Beats tho Itowing Kecord
Fcrcr Karaites In tho South Arrival
JSrltthli Klflo Team Tho TarifT Commission's
Tour Tlio Kenawec Bnnk Rohherr A Largo
($1CO,000,000) Mortgage Crimes and Casual
ties. CniEF Engineer William Willis Wylio Wood,
(retired, with, tho rank of commodore), United
States Navy, was drowned on tho 31st ult. at
Smith's Creek, in tho Potomac, by capsizing
whilo crossing in a sail-boat from his home,
near St. Inigocs, to Point Lookout, Va.
Ho was born in. North Carolina, whero his
f.ithcr was an extensive- planter, on May30,
ISIS. His father died whilo ho was quito
young, and ho then removed to Maryland,
where- he was educated at Emmittsburg, and
afterward selected tho profession of steam
engineering, which was then in its infancy.
Ho was an accomplished civil engineer, and
was connected professionally with the construc-
Hon of the Baltimore and Ohio Railway. Ho
Afterward removed to New York, and was em
ployed in the construction of tho engines of tho
trst steam-vessel in tho United States Navy.
When tho engineer corps of tho navy was or
ganized tho appointments wero made by com
petitive examination, and Commodoro Wood
. was appointed JIarch. 15, 1S-15, to tho full rank
. of chief engineer, only one other being ap
pointed to that rank directly1 from civil life.
He served at the Pensacola navy-yard from
1845 to 1647; was on duty on tho steam frigate
Saranacfrom 1S19 to 1853; andffrom lSo4 to
1557 was engaged in building tho engines of tho
frigate Merrimac at Cold. Spring, N. Y., and
when the rebellion broke out ho was on tho
Lancaster, in tho Pacific fleet. Ho built the
machinery of tho "Ninety-day gunboat" at
Philadelphia, and in 1S63 was employed in tor
.pedo experiments with launches at New York.
He was at Boston in 1SG1, and again on special
duty at New York in 1SG5. In 1SG6 and
ISG7 ho was at tho Naval Academy engaged in
establishing tho department of steam-engineer-Jug.
In 1SG3, 1SG9, and 1S70 he was at tho New
York navy-yard, and in 1871 was made Engi
, uccr-in-Chief of tho Navy in charge of the Bu
reau of Steam-Engineering, where he remained
Until February 25, 1877. Ho was placed on the
Retired list May 30, 1SS0, having reached tho
ego of sixty-two years. Mrs. Wood, who is in
Very poor health, is near Hagerstown, Mary
land, with her youngest son. His funeral tdok
placo with military honors in this city, on
The largest mortgage over executed in
Pennsylvania has been filed in tho recorder's
office at Philadelphia, It is for $100,000,000,
and is made by the Philadelphia and Beading
Railroad Company and. Philadelphia and
Beading Coal and Iron Company tb tho Penn
sylvania Company for insurances on lives and
granting annuities as trustee to secure tho new
five per cent, consolidated mortgage bonds
which Mr. Gowen is now trying to place in
J2uropc. The document fills nearly threo
hundred, pages of printed matter, (quarto size,)
end the mortgage covers all tho lines, real
estate and. lease-holders' property of the rail
road company included in tho income mort
gage of December 1, 1S7G, as well as tho lease
hold estates of the North Pennsylvania and
Bound Brook lines and the lands of tho Phila
delphia and. Beading Coal ani Iron Company,
and as the lines run and. tho lands lie in so
many different localities, it will havo to bo
recorded, in twenty-threo counties of Penn
sylvania, New York, and Virginia that in
New York being Putnam county, where tho
company has a tract of iron-ore land. Tho
date of execution of tho mortgage is August
Colonel Bodine, tho captain of tho Ameri
can rifle team, has selected the following to
compete with tho British team: Messrs. Dolan,
Emith, Bluman, Ogden, Hinds, Paulding, How
ard, Shakespear, McNiviu, and Alder. Tho
other two are yet to be chosen. Tho British
team arrived at New York on Sunday. Sir
Henry Halford is captain of the team, and tho
other members aro as follows: Colonel W. H.
Walroud, member of Parliament from Devon
shire; Major A. P. Humphrey, privato Henry
Smith, private G. Bolter of tho second Cheshire
rifles, and Corporal Wm. Caldwell. Tho last
named was for threo months a member of com
pany F, 'Twelfth regiment, New York, of which
company A. B. Van Hucsenl of the American
team, is also a member, and served during the
late' rebellion as a captain in tho Fifty-first vol
unteers for threo years. Sergeant John W.
Dods, Captain P. T. Godsal, Privato J. Goodcar,
Lieutenant John Heap, Private Bobt. McVittie,
Captain H. Mollish, (aged 25, the youngest of
tho team",) Sergeant P. Oliver, Corporal C. J.
Pauy, Major George Pearce, and Corporal H.
The Kenawee, Ills., bank robbery has been
fully explained by the confession of J. J. Pratt,
the assistant cashier, and E. N. Welch, his ac
complice. It appears that with the connivance
of Dr. B. S. Scott, now a resident of St. Louis,
ihey fixed up tho scheme of robbery, and a
correspondence with Scott resulted in an un
derstanding that he was, according to Pratt's
statement, to "share equally with us if he took
jurt; if not, wo were to give Scott $2,000. I
was to havo $6,000. Welch was to give tho
man who helped him $1,000. Scott ,bad full
knowledge of tho robbery up to two or three
days of its taking place. I had seen Welch
only five times before tho robbery. I saw him
about two weeks before the robbery, and fur
nished him money, as ho needed it. The Sat
urday night before the robbery I took $G,000 in
gold, which was to be my share, and buried it
at midnight in my yard. Welch and. his com
panion, a man hired to take the placo of Scott,
got tho rest of the money, amounting to about
By direction of tho President tho military
department of West Point was discontinued.
September 1st, 1652, from which date tlio
United States Military Academy is under
the supervision and charge of the General
of the Army. Colonel Wesley Merritt, Fifth
cavalry, has assumed the duties of superin
tendent of the Military Academy, relieving
Brigadier-General O. O. Howard, who will pro
cced to Omaha to relievo Brigadier-General
George Crook of the command of tho Depart
ment of the Platte. General Crook, upon bcin
relieved, will proceed to tho headquarters of
the Department of Arizona and relievo Colonel
O. B. Wilcox, Twelfth infantry, of the com
mand of tho Department of Arizona. Imme
diately upon Colonel Wilcox being relieved, the
Twelfth infantry will be transferred from tho
Department of Arizona to Fort Madison, Sack
ctt's Harbor, N. Y., for duty under Major
TnE, star-routo trial still drags its slow
length along in tho the criminal court of the
District. Counsel for tho defonso havo had
their innings during the past week. Mr. Hcn
Llo concluded his argument on Monday last
soil, who made a characteristic speech, On 1
Wednesday Attorney-Goncral Brewster began
tho closing speech for tho Government.
In the case of one of tho alleged Chinese
merchants, who arrived at San Francisco on
the steamer City of Bio Janeiro from Panama,
and who was not permitted to land, Judge
Field, in the United States circuit court, has
decided that merchants coming from other
countries than China may land without cer
tificates. At the District meeting of tho Amalgamated
Association of Iron Workers, held at Pittsburg
on Monday last, a vote was taken on tho ques
tion of returning to work at the old scale, re
sulting in 4 for compromiso and 112 for contin
ftig the strike.
Govkp.kob Boborts, of Texas, has issued an
appeal to tho local authorities throughout tho
State for aid for tho yellow fever sufferers at
Brownsville, whero thero aro already 500 cases
and a daily increase of 100. Tho fever at Pen
sacola, Fla., is not spreading.
Acting Secretary Joslyn, of tho Interior De
partment has requested tho Secretary of War
to order tho military authorities at Fort Bono
to turn over Captain Pay no and his followers
to the civil authorities at Fort Smith, Arkansas,
whero they will be brought to trial.
Haxla:, the famous oarsman, has challenged
Boss, Courtney, and Leo to row threo miles for
$2,500 and tho world's championship, nny
where between Washington and Boston, within
two months from signing of articles, two weeks
to elapso between each race.
At tho houso of Major Phipps, lato superin
tendent of tho Philadelphia Alms-house, who
is a fugitive from justice, about $10,000 worth of
all sorts of supplies furnished tho alms-house
were found secreted in his house.
In tub courso of their tour of tho country
tho Tariff Commission, during tho past week,
havo visited Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis,
and Ciucinnati, in each city giving a hearing
to representatives of tho leading industries.
At the Richfield Springs, N. Y., regatta,
on tho 1st inst., Ceurtnoy dofeated Leo by a
length and a half, making tho fastest timo
over a three-mile course on record, viz., 19 m.,
At tho National Telcphono convention which
met at Boston, on Tuesday last, it was stated
that thero aro now from G0,000 to 70,000 regular
subscribers to the telephone in tho United
Mrs. Annie Franz, thirty years old, of Phil
adelphia, was found by her husband on the
floor of her room, Tuesday morning, in a pool
of blood. She had cut her threat with a butcher
Jas. (Chip) Smith, who murdered Chief of
Police Hayes, of New Haven, Conn., was exe
cuted on the 1st inst. Ho mot his fato bravely.
A Hillsdale, Mich., dispatch says Bichard
Martin, of Adams township, died of genuine
Asiatic ehdlera last week.
The public schools at Paterson, New Jersey,
havo been closed owing to an epidemic of small
pox which prevails thero.
Theue was a great labor demonstration in
New Ydrk Tuesday night. Over 20,000 men
were in line.
oflieo at Higgiusvillb, Mo., was
Democratic -roughs on Saturday
George A. Beeves, speaker of tho Texas
Houso of Bcprcsentatives. died at his home in
Grayson county, on Tuesday, of hydrophobia.
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CRIMES AND CASUALTIES.
George Greene, residing ivboufc ihrn.o nillba
from St. Louis, Mo., murdered his two children
a four-year old boy and two-year Old girl
on Sunday morning last, by shooting them
with a large horse pistol, and afterwards com
mitted suicide. Ho had been divorced from
his wife and had been forbidden by his father-in-law
to come near the place, but on Sunday
morning Grccno got a neighbor named Blank
enbaker to bring his children to see him. After
playing with the two little ones for a couple of
hoars Greene signified to Blankenbaker that
ho could tako thein back to their mother.
Greene then went along tho fence whero the
horso was hitched, and while Blankenbaker
was in tho act of getting on his horso the mur.
derer pulled out a large horso pistol and shot
his little boy, and instantly, before tho report
had died away, shot tho little girl. Not being
satisfied that they would die of their wounds
he shot them again and immediately ran away.
An alarm was given at once, and eight or ten
of the neighbors started in pursuit and ran him
so closely that ho put the pistol to his head and
fired, the ball striking him in the forehead and
coming out at tho back of his head.
Lars Eckland aad Oscar Anderson, brothers-in-law,
quarreled at Boger's Park, near Chicago,
Saturday night, and tho next day tho former
was found with threo bullet wounds in his
body. Anderson made a confession, but after
wards disappeared and his body was found
hanging from a treo on the lako shore. His
clothes wero wet, showing a previous attempt
at drowning, and strips of cloth strewn about
snowed that he had made one or two futile
attempts to hang himself beforo ho got strips
torn from his overalls strong enough to hold
A Portsmouth (Ohio) special says: "After
midnight of Sunday Charles Lovemier was as
saulted in his store, in Union township, near
Lombardsville, by two masked men armed
with hickory clubs, who had entered by a rear
window. Being a powerful man, ho kept them
at bay for an hour, but was then overpowered,
bound, and gagged, and left apparently dead.
Tho men robbed tho storo of $S00 and fled.
Levernier was found this morning still bound
and insensible. It is feared ho may not re
cover." Near Paris, Logan county, Aikansas, on the
30th ult., a man named Edward Schwerzinan
took his children, eighteen months, four and
five years old, to a well in tho yard and tlfrew
them in. There was only thirteen inches of
water in tho well, but tho children wero dead
before assistance could reach them. As soon as
the last child was thrown down ho leaped into
tho well and was also drowned. Tlio man was
laboring under temporary insanity.
Mount Vernon, Indiana, has been threatened
by a mob, in consequence of an effort to close
the saloons on Sunday and at 11 o'clock every
night. About 1 o'clock Sunday morning the
residence of John Paul, tho city marshal, was
fired by a mob and burned to tho ground. Tho
deputy city marshal was terribly beaten by a
gang of roughs. Tho telcglaph and telephone
wero guarded by tho mob to prevent communi
cation with tho neighboring towns.
The recent highway robbery at Bar Harbor,
one of tho famous Maine summer resorts, turns
out to havo been a practical joke perpetrated
y a hotel hoarder. The vamauics wero re
turned to the victim. Tho disclosure of the
joke has created greater indignation than the
Captain Wm. H. Alexander, a patient in tho
Insane Asylum at Augusta, Maine, was stran
gled to death Sunday morning by another in
mate of the institution, Edward E. Stuart, of
Portland, who twisted a towel around the for
mer's neck with a piece of gas pipe.
In an excursion riofatEHzabcthport, N. J., on
Monday, men, women, and children wore ox
posed to a regular fusillade. From twenty to
thirty shots were fired," ono man was killed
aud. another Bcriously wounded.
WAR NEWS FROM EGYPT.
ARAB1 PACHA AT LAST PROCLAIMED A
REBEL BY THE SULTAN.
Tho British Operations under General "VTolsclcy
Slow Progress In tho Jlidst or Difficulties ArnM
Acting Puroljr on the Defensive Tho English
Short or ProTisions anil Frcsli lVntcr Four
Thousand Frcsli Troops Ordered from Woolwich
Eloouing Lao Hnreotls.
Constantinople, Sept. C Tho Sultan's
proclamation to tho Egyptians has been issued.
It declares Arabi Pacha a rebel for disobeying
tho orders of tho Khedivo and of Dervisch
Pacha, and thereby provoking the interven
tion of England. It states that the decorati6n
conferred upon Arabi Pacha was bestowed at
tho instance of Dervisch Pacha in consequence
of Arabi Pacha's protestations of fidelity. In
conclusion tho proclamation exhorts all Egypt
ians to oboy tho Khedivo.
Ismailia, Sept. 6. General Wolsoloy is mak
ing every effort to orgauizo a complete system
of supply for tho field forco. Tho task is much
moro serious than tho foreign Ol6m3rit in Egypt
is willing to admit. Meanwhile, tho enemy is
content to bo purely on tho defensive. It is
rumored that Arabi Pacha has brought heavy
guns from Cairo to T6l-ol-Kcbir to silenco tho
British 40-polmdor3 on tho armed train. Mat
ters aro proceeding smoothly at Kassassin.
Food is abundant at present, but the daily con
sumption i3 so great that it will not bo easy to
provide supplies for future use.
London, Sept. 6. A dispatch to tho Times
from Port Said reports that large numbers of
Bedouins havo been seen on tho banks of tho
canal, between Port Said aud Ismailia.
A dispatch from Port Said to the" Daily Nftcs
says the fresh water canal at Ismailia is falling
rapidly. Tho water company has reduced tho
supply at Ismailia and Port Said. Arabi Pacha
has established a lino of defence from El
Karaim to Salihiyeh.
An Alexandria dispatch toEoutcr's Telegram
Company says: "Mahmond Fohmy has writ
ten a report, addressed to tho Khedive, with
plans revealing tho positions and strength of
tho enemy. A translation has been sent to
General Wolseley. From internal evidence it
is believed that its statement aro correct. It
is belioved the iufluenco of Mahmoud Fehnly
will bo useful in bringing over the rebels."
Orders havo been received at Woolwich
-tusenai to aispatcn 4,uuu troops to x.gypc.
Threo thousand aro to go to Alexandria, and
1,000 to Ismailia.
A dispatch from Alexandria says that opera
tions havo been commenced for tho opening
of tho eld channel beyond Meks with a view of
letting tho sea into Lako Marcotis. It will
tako nearly two months to reach a depth of
There has been considerable movement in
tho enemj-'s camp, apparently occasioned by
tho arrival of ro-enforccments. Kadri Pacha
has arrived hero as a representative of the
THE DUBLIN RIOTS.
Tho Police Ilcsk'n and tlio Cirr Abandoned
Jtibfers A Compromise.
Dublin, Sept. 1. Two hundred and thirty
four members of tho metropolitan police wero
dismissed to-day and ordered to tako off their
uniforms within an hour. Tho causo of the
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m jiumnig a meeting ancr nicy nau. ucen lor
bidden to do so. As tho men wero dismissed
they gavo cheers for the Queen Tho crowd
outside cheered them as they left the- barraclcs.
It was a common thing to see policemen on
duty tearing off their badges when they heard
tho news. In tho evening the whole police
force struck except tho officers and the detect
ive force, numbering about 200. Tho Lord
Mayor issued a proclamation counseling citi
zens to preserve order.
"Rioting broke out dn Collcgo street at 9:30
o'clock this evening. Tho mob was very vio
lent. Somo policemen who remained on duty
at tho College street station wore brought out
in a body, but wero obliged to retiro beforo the
At 10:30 p. m. a mob in Brunswick street
threw stones at tho troops, and ono man was
wounded. A magistrato read tho riot apt, the
troops charged and tho mob fled.
11 p. in. A bayonet charge was mado in
Sackvillc street, whero the soldiers wero hotly
pressed and badly stoned.
Large bodies of infantry aud cavalry paraded
the city during the entire night.
In the riots of Sunday night eighty persons
were wounded, many by bayonet thrusts
London, September 5. A dispatch to tho
Press Association from Dublin says it is ex
pected that about 220 of the 231 dismissed con
stables will be reinstated, only tho ringleaders
HARVEST OF THE WORLD.
Good Crops Abroad as Well ns at Home A Year or
London, Sept. . Tho Times this morning pub
lishes an exhaustive summary of M. Etiermes'
annual review of tho harvests of tho world,
issued at Marseilles. As regards French wheat
the result is already known. Maito is good in
twenty-five departments, and very good in two,
as against good in seven departments only last
year. Ryo shows a similarly favorable con
trast. Barley shows a slight improvement.
In Great Britain four hundred and fourteen
inquiries havo been sent to fanners, asking
their opinion on tho growing crops. Tho re
plies, taking 100 as representing an average
crop, show tho following result: Wheat 02.2,
barley 05.4, oats 105.1, roots 107.1, potatoes 98.1.
This may bo compared with last year's figures,
which were as follows: Wheat 00, barley 110,
oats SO, roots 80, and potatoes 93. Tho wheat
ciop will probably bo ton million quarters for
Consumption, leaving fourteen millions of quar
ters, for which we shall bo dependent on foreign
supply. Spain is tho only country from which
tho reports aro unfavorable.
In summarising tho results, tho Times says:
"Never, during tho timo sinco these reports
were collected, has the harvest in the Northern
hemisphere been so good all round. Wo usu
ally had to report a deficiency either in Europe
or America. This year thero is absolutely none.
Tho world has over an average harvest, and
with such a harvest tho year is likely to be oho
of cheap abundance."
SPARKS FROM THE CABLE.
Thcio is a cholera epidemic at Manilla,
deaths average 300 daily.
Engineer Melyillo, of tho .Teannetto, and
Lieutenant Berry havo sailed for Now York.
Celowayo, tho Zulu king, left England for
Capo Town, Africa, last Saturday.
Tho most distinguished men in England aro
taking part in tho movement to placo a bust of
Longfellow in Westminster Abbey.
A dispatch from Vienna to tho Daily News
says : It is believed hero that tho falling of tho
bridge at lshora on Monday was cause'd by a
torpedo which had been placed in tho ravino
for tho purpose of injuring the Czar and tho
Grand Duke Michael. Tlio minister of war was
swept from tho bridge aud severely injuredi
THE MORMONS DEFIANT.
An Address to tho Inttor-Day Saints from the
Tho following is the substance of tho address
issued to tho Latter-Day Saiut3 by tho Mormon
leaders, John Taylor, Gcorgo Q. Cannon, and
Jos. F.Smith: "Thero havo been many timc3
in our past history when great exigencies have
arisen, and it has been the imperative duty of
the first presidency of tho Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-Day Saints to givo plain and
pointed counsel to tho people over whom in tho
providence of God they havo been called to
preside. A condition of affairs exists at tho
present timo which makes it eminently proper
that wo, as tho first presidency of th'o church,
should address you this opistlo. Tho Edmunds
law, designed for the repression and destruction
of a portion of your religion by disfranchising
all persons in tho Territory or othor places
over which tho United States havo exclusivo
jurisdiction, who had adopted in obedience to
tho requirements of their religion tho princi
ple Of celestial marriage, becamo tho law of tho
land on March V2, 15S2. As tho law required,
five commissioners, selected by tho President
and confirmed by tho Scuato, were sent to this 4
lorntory to onforco its provisions. As a church,
wo havo repeatedly testified in tho most sol
emn manner that tho institution of marriage,
which tho law-is aimed at, has been revealed
to us by tho Almighty, and that it is a part of
our religion; that it is interwoven with our
dearest and holiest hopes connected with eter
nity, and that not from any lustful motives, but
becauso wo teliovo wo should Mcur tho eternal
displeasuro of our Heavenly Father if wo did
not comply with its requirements. Wo havo
espoused this doctrine. It has been argued by
thoso who aro' ignorant of tho trno nature of
this doctrine, and how inseparably connected
it is with all our hopes of eternal happiness in
that world beyond .the tomb, that this is not a
part of our religion, that this system of mar
fiago Is not religion, that it is an immoral and
odious practice that is shocking to tho religious
senso of tho nation and to tho civilization of
our ago, and that legislation framed for its re
pression and extirpation should bo enacted.
Tho Federal Legislature has theroforo passed
this act, and tho Federal Exocutivo has affixed
to it his signature In regard to our religion
or our eternal covenants wo havo no compro
miso to mako nor principlo to barter away.
They emanate from God, and aro founded upon
tho rock of eternal ages. Thoy will live and
exist when ompires, powors, and nations shall
crumble and decay, and with tho help of tho
Almighty we will guard sacredly our covenants
aud maintain our interest, and bo truo to our
God while time exists or eternity endures. Lot
us guard well our franchise, and in ono un
broken phalanx maintain and sustain our po
litical status, and as patriots and freemen ope
rate together in defenso of what few liberties
aro left to us in tho defenso of tho Constitu
tion and in the defense of tho inalienable rights
of man, which rights always exist and aro above
and beforo all constitutions and thus perpetu
ate to posterity tho inestimable blessings of free
dom, including the right to live, tho right to bo
free, and the right to pursue happiness unmo
lested by any iniluonce, power, or combination."
This fulmination is said to havo been caused
by tho commissioners prescribing an oath for
thoso who aro to testify, in which they aro re
quired to swear or affirm as follows: "I do
further solemnly swear (or affirm) that I am
not a bigamist nor a polygamist ; that I am not
a violator of ihn laws of tho United States pro
hibiting digamy or polygamy ; that I do not
live or cohabit with moro than ono woman in
marriago relation, nor does any relation exist
between mo ami any woman which has been
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rftbrea into in violation of or is a continuance
oi a violation of said laws of tho United States
prohibiting bigamy or polygamy, and (if a wo
man) that I am not tho wifo of a polygamist,
nor havo I entered into a relation with any
man in violation of tho laws of tho United
States concerning polygamy or bigamy."
GENERAL STURGIS GOES BACK.
Tho Secretary of War, on tho 1st inst., issued
an order revoking so much of tlio order of
August; 23, 1SS2, as appointed Brigadier-General
Martin D. Hardin, U. S. A., (retired,) to bo
governor of tho Soldiers' Home, aud relieved
Colonel Samuel D. Sturgis, Seventh cavalry, as
governor of that institution, and which directed
him to resume command of his regiment, and
saj-ing that tho recommendations of tho board
of commissioners in relation thereto will bo
taken under consideration. Secretary Lincoln
slates in tho order issued that the original
order was mado by him in tho view then held
by him that it was his duty under the law to
order tho removal of tho governor of tho Sol
diers' Homo without inquiry beyond the rec
ommendation of tho board of commissioners
that such removal was required by tho interests
of tho institution. Ho says further that tho
question of his power to exerciso a discretion
in the premises was submitted to the Attorney
General, and that officer had given ar opinion
that it was his duty to exerciso such discre
tion. WORK OF THE PENSION OFFICE FOR
During tho month of August thero wero is
sued from tho Pension Offico 1,S3S certificates
for original pensions, 393 for increase, 13S reis
sues, 50 restorations, 91 duplicates, and 1 for
arrears, a considerable falling off from tho pre
vious month's allowances. This is easily ac
counted for, however, by the delays incident to
tho reorganization Of the working forco of tho
office rendered necessary by tho largo number
of appointments authorized by Congress.
Fcribncr's for September is :i capital number,
exquisitely illustrated, and brimful of enter
taining reading. Tho frontispiece is a fino en
graving of "Mark Twain," (Samuel L. Clem
ens), and there aro illustrated articles on Thos.
Bowick, by Austin Dobson ; Ocean Steamships,
by S.G.W. Benjamin; The Original of .Rebecca
in Ivanhoo, by Gratz Van Rensselaer; An Old
Town with a History, by Noah Brooks; Tho
Academic Career of cx-Prcsident Woolscy, by
Gcorco P. Fisher; Kossetti, by Edmund W
Gosse, and Ningpo and the Buddhist Templesj
by C. F. Gordon uumnnng. Mrs. Burnett's
aud Mr. Howoll's stories grow steadily in in
terest. Among the other contributors aro such
famous writers as W. D. Howclls, Joaquin Mil.
ler, Elizabeth Stutirl Pholps, and Gon. Geo. B.
St. Nicholas Is tho best young folks' magazino,
not only in America, but in tho world. Tho
September number is charming. Thero aro
stories and poems by Sophie Swett, Celia Thax
ter,Malcom Douglass, John Lewees, A.R. Wells,
Ada Ncyl, J. H- Hubbard, A. W. Harrington,
Clara Erakiue Clement, E. Vinton Blako
Maurice Thompson, Eliot McCormick, Itossiter
Johnson, Mary Mapes Dodge, and many other
popular contributors. Tho illustrations, as us
ual, uro very clover, and the number, as a whole,
is a treasure such as tho young pcoplo of this ago
ought to bo very thankful for.
AN ELEGANT REVOLVER.
In our advertising columns will bo found tho
largo advertisement oiE. G. liideout & Co., N.
Y., of a beautiful 32-calibrc revolver for $3.50.
This is said to bo ono o tho greatest bargains
ever offered in firearms, aud tho firm enjoy a
fiist-class reputation for honesty and fair deal
ing. Mllo. Bernhardt is ill and has returned to
THE POLITICAL ARENA.
THE CAMPAIGN GROWING INTEREST
ING IN THE NORTHERN STATES.
Vermont Goes Republican and Arknnsas Demo
craiic, as Usual Nominees of tho Various Stato
ConTentions What tiio Conjtrossional Campaign
Committees Aro Doing List of Congressional
Nominations During tho Week Humors and
Incidents of tho Campaign.
Boston, September 5. Specials from Vor
mont indicate the undoubted election of Bar
stow (Republican) as gpvornor, Judgo Poland
(Republican) to Congress from tho first, and
Stewart (Republican) from the second district.
Tho Legislature will show a decreased Rdpub
lican majority. Returns from 103 towns givo
Barstow (Rep.) 18,905; Eaton (Dem.) 6,951;
Martin and scattering, 776; BarStow's majority
over all 11,173. Forty-eight towns in the first
congressional district givo Stewart (Rep.) 7,192;
Redington, (Dem.) 1,9S2; Kedder, (Grbk.) arid
scattering, 259; Stewart's majority over all,
4,951. Twenty-nine towns in tho second con
gressional district givo Poland, (Rop.) 7,293;
Fletcher 3,173; Grout, 1,816; Dunbar, and
scattering 579; Poland's majority over all,
1,725. Six Democratic town representatives
arc reported elected, and 97 Republicans.
Burlington, Vt., Septembor 6. Tho elec
tion returns como in very slow, considerably
less than half tho Stato having been hedrd
from. The returns indicate a Republican vote
of 35,000, and a Democratic vote of 15,000. tfhe
vote is very light. In tho second district oiily
fifty-ono towns havo been heard from. Less
than half of these givo Poland 7,483; FlctcTier
5,152. The indications aro that there is no
choice, which will necessitate a second election.
In tho first district Stewart is eleeted by aij
estimated majority of 10,000. Thero is much
scratching and bolting. The delay in counting
the vote has been great all over the Stato.
Virginia Gcorgo C. Cabell, fifth district,
Democrat; John S. Barbour, eighth district,
Iowa Major A.JJG. Holmes, tenth district,
Republican; W. H. M. Pussey, tenth district,
Ohio Judgo William H. Brown, sixteenth
district, Independent Democrat ; seventeenth
district, Ross J. Alexander, Democrat.
North Carolina Dr. Tyro York, seventh dis
trict, Liberal and Republican Coalition.
Missouri W. J. Terrell, twelfth district, Re
publican; Nathaniel Sissidn, fourth district,
Greenback, N. Ford declining; Thomas J.
Hendersoii, soventh district, Republican; A.
E. Stevenson, fourteenth district, Gieenbacker ;
A. J. Hunter, fifteenth district, Democrat.
Indiana Thomas B. Ward, ninth district,
Democrat; William Heilman, first district, Re
publican. Minnesota C. E. Powell, third district,
Democrat ; first district, Thomas Wilson, Demo
crat. Georgia Seaborn Reese, eighth district,
Pennsylvania Twenty-second district, Rus
sell Errett, Republican ; twenty-third district,
Thomas M. Boyne, Republican; nineteenth
district, W. A. Duncan, Democrat.
Michigan Sixth district, O. L. Spaulding,
Republiciii; Julius Houseman, fifth district,
Greenbacker and Democrat.
New Jersoy First district, Reuben Wool
man, Prohibition-Labor; second district, Ed
ward T. Howland, Greenbacker.
Alabama First district, Luthey E. Smith,
TnE CAMPAIGN ELSEWHERE.
Tho Republican congressional campaign
committee has prepared about thirty speeches
for circulation. A map showing tho sinuous
way in which South Carolina has been redis
trictcd to put all tho colored voters in ono
district is also in tho list, to show how the
democrats, who did tho rcdistricting, propose
to capture all the districts savo one. Senator
Frye's speeches seem to bo in demand, four of
tho list being speeches mado by tho Senator in
tho Senate on a variety of subjects, but all of
them denunciatory of the Democratic party.
Tho speech mado by Representative Butter
worth defending tho President against tho
charges made by Representative Bayne, of
Pennsylvania, is also in the list. A speech by
Chairman Jay Hubbell on American industry
is also in.tho list also, tho speeches of Repre
sentative Hiscock and Senator Allison review
ing and defending tho appropriations of tho
Members of Congress soon becomo known to
tho officers and clerks in tho various Depart
ments as workers or as taking things easy, and
their iuiluenco is rated accordingly. Among
the formor clas3 no ono occupies a higher posi
tion than tho Hon. C. C. Jadwin, of Pennsyl
vania, as tho records of tho Pension Omco
proves, he having personally attended to every
case to which his attention was called, and in
ono county in his district alono (Bradford) as
sisted in obtaining pensions and arrears to tho
largo amount of $355,000. This is a high show
ing, aud if ho is not re-elected his constituency
must be unapprcciative and ungrateful.
The Kansas Democratic Stato convention
held at Emporia, on tho 31st ult., adopted a
platform favoring tho re-submission to tho
pcoplo of tho prohibition amendments at the
general election in 1SS4, and made the follow
ing nominations: Lieutenant-governor, Frank
Boom; trcasuror, Charles E. Giffbrd; auditor
W. R. Brown ; attorncy-genoral, General Hay
den ; Stato superintendent, D. E. Loutr. Tho
following were nominated for Congrcssmon-at-largo:
C. A. Leland, John O'Flanairan, and
Martin Van Bureii Bennett. Tho nomination
of tho fourth man was referred to tho Stato
It is understood that Secretary Folger ex
pects to bo absent from Washington until tho
latter part of September. Ho will probablv
bo at home the day of tho Saratoga convention.
A personal friend of tho Secretary predicts his
nomination on tho first ballot and asserts that
tho ticket will bo Folger for governor, with
Wadsworth for lieutenant-governor. Beforo
his doparture an acquaintanqe, in addressing
him, said : " Mr. Secretary, how long before
it will bo Governor Folger?" Ho smilingly
replied, "Net before tho 1st of January, in
At tho session of tho California Republican
State cdnvtintion, on Saturday last, M. M. Es
tee was nominated for governor on the first
ballot, and A. R. Coukling, of Inyo for lieutenant-governor.
A ballot for chief justice re
sulted in tho nomination of John Hunt,
judgo of tho superior court, San Francisco,
and S. C. Dcnson, judgo of tho superior court,
Sacramento. W. W. Morrow and Henry
Edgcrton wero nominated for Congressmen-at-largo
by acclamation. F. A. Pedlar, of Yolo
county, was nominated for secretary of Stato.
Tho Nevada Republican Stato convention made
tho following nominations on Tuesday: For
governor, Euoch Sfcrother ; congressman, C. C.
Powning; judgo of tho supremo court, O.K.
Leonard ; clerk of tho supremo court, C. F.
Beckucll ; J. M. Dormer, of Candclaria, secre
tary of state; J. F. HallOck, comptroller; W.
H. Davenport, attorney-general. Tho plat-
1 form adopted endorses President Arthur and,
among other things, calls to a postal telegraph
On Monday last Gen. W. S. Eosecrans, of
California, chairman, and Senator Gorman, of
Maryland, a member of tho Democratic na-
tional congressional committee; J.A.Joy, of
Texas, and E. U. Hill, of Washington, held a
privato conference at the Fifth Avenne Hotel.
It was stated by ono of tho gentlemen that
they had been engaged in discussing the pros
pects of the political campaign in tho State of
Whon Mr. Travis, a German, of Minston, N.
C, was askod whether ho would accept a
nomination to tho Legislature, ho replied:
" Yell, I don't know so veil as dot; I vill dinks
on it and must first ask my wifo aboud it."
Tho convention took a recess to enablo him to
consult that important person.
Tho congressional campaign in Mississippi,
is waxing warm. A challenge to a duel passed
between Chalmers and Manning on Sunday
last, but through tho intercession of Senator
George and 6ther mutual friends tho moeting
was averted. "
Judge E. B. Green, who declined the Repub
lican congressional nomination of tho sixteenth
district, under a misapprehension as to tho
unanimity of tho convention, now consents to
Senator Cameron, of Pennsylvania, says tho
only result of tho Independent party in his
State, if successful, will bo to restore tho Free
Trado Democracy to power.
Six members of tho Missouri Republican
Stato committee havo nuited in a .call for a
State convention on the 20th inst.
Tho H6n. L. C. Honk, of Knoxville, Tenn.,
ha3 been declared tho regular Republican
nominee in his district.
Tho Arkansas election passed off very quiet
ly last Monday, tho Democratic Stato ticket
being generally successful.
Tho Ddmocratic candidate in tho Dubuque,
Iowa, district has withdrawn from tho field.
The Treasury commission on tho selection
of sites for the location of the new public build
ings at Detroit, Minneapolis, and 'Denver, has
submitted a report to the Secretary of tho
Treasury, which will undoubtedly bo approved.
Tho report recommends the extension of tho
present post-office site in Detroit by purchasing
one lot and condemning another ; tho purchase
of what is known as the Pilsbury property ai
tho corner of First avenue, South, and Third
streets, for tho Minneapolis building, at tho
cost of $50,000, and the purchase of tho Tabor '
property at the corner of Sixteenth and Arapa
hob streets for tho Denver building, at a co3t
Gditeau's skeleton is now at tho National
Army Medical Museum in this city, but will
not bo exhibited to tho public. The final dis
position of tho bones of the assassin has not
yet beon determined upon, and cannot bo until
Judge Hagnet decides as to tho validity of
Guiteau's will, in which he bequeathed his
body to Dr. Hicks. Tho experts who wero
engaged in the microscopical examination of
Gaiteau's brain have completed their work. It
is understood that they alrea'dy disagree in
their conclusions respecting his sanity, and
that there will probably be two reports xen
deroa. On the lsi of September thero was due tho
interest on the 4i per cent, bonds, over $3,000,
000; on the 4th of September thero was duo
pensions payable, about $10,000,000; on tho
13th of September there will bo due, called
bonds ro the ainount of $15,000,000; on tho 1st
of October there will be duo interest on 4 per
cent, bonds, over $7,000,000 ; in October tho
call of the continued 6s will be due, about
$3,500,000 ; on the 1st of November there will bo
due the interest on tho 3$ per cents, and 3 pfif
cents., about $3,000,000; total, $41,000,000.
Acting Secretary French has rendored a de
cision that Chinese merchants residing in the
United States who go to China are required
under the law to obtain a certificate from their
own Government in order to return to this
country, just tho same as Chineso merchants
coming here for tho first time. Tho question
was raised by an attdrneyfof somo Chinese
merchants at San Francisco.
District Cdmmisaioner West returned to tho
city last Saturday, and has resumed his duties.
Referring to tho reported disagreements be
tween tho members of the Board, he- says that
he learned, while in tho Senate, that tho pro
ceedings of "Executive sessions" aro not for
tho public ear. He is evidently determined
not to go West.
Mr. Bigelow, Sergeant Mason's counsel, in
tends soon to apply for a writ of habeas corpus
in the United States District Court for tho
northern district of New York, if his client is
not released upon Judgo -Advocate -General
Swaim's opinion recently submitted to tho
Secretary of Var.
Tho receipts at tho Patcnt-Offico for tho
mouth of August, 1S32, wero $37,010.15, an in
crease over tho receipts for the corresponding
month of 1S31 of $17,700.45. It is expected
tho receipts for tho year will exceed the ex
penditures by moro than ono million dollars.
The Washington Monument Society have re
ceived a stono from Kansas for the monument,
and havo information that a stono will shortly
bo forwarded by the authorities of the Terri
tory of Wyoming.
Commissioner Loring, of tho Agricultural
Department, has gone West to fill engagements
to speak at the Stato fairs at Des Moine3, To
peka, Omaha, and Chicago.
. Commissioner Dudley, of tho Pension Bureau,
is expected to return next Monday from his trip
Secretary Lincoln will shortly make a trip
to Colorado Springs.
AN ENTHUSIASTIC COMRADE AT OMRE,
Special Correspondence Nntional Tribune.
Omre, Wis., Aug. 27. I am a constant reader
of your paper, and with mo it is not
a question of "believing" or "considering"
I know that it is the best paper published in
the country. It is devoted to tho welfare of
the defenders of tho Nation. As yet, howevor,
I havo seen nothing in it about our G. A. R.
Post. Wo have a good sized Post hore Saw
yer Postj No. 7 and I hope our officors will
send you full particulars about it.
J. M. H., Co. D, 3d Mich.
A MEXICAN WAR VETERANS' REUNION.
Preparations on a grand scale aro boing mado
by tho citizens of Nashville, Tenn., in honor of
the thirty-fifth anniversary of tho conquest of
Moxico by tho forcc3 under General Winfiold
Scott, September 14, 1S47, tho National Associa
tion of tho survivors meeting in that city by
invitation of tho citizens. Tlio programmo
compromises three days of business and fes.
tivity, 13th, 14th, and 15th, closing with j.
visit to tho venerable widow of ex-President
Polk, and a grand banquet. General W. B.
Bate is the orator of tho day, and some of tha
most prominent citizens of tho Stato officiating
in the committee of arrangements.
Samuel Baumgardnor, a member of company
A, Eighty-seventh Pennsylvania regiment,
during tho war, has recovered a Testament lost
on the battle-field of Winchester in 1563. It
was loft at Gettysburg recently by an cx-robel,
in accotdanco with a request written in tho
book during tho war.