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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. C, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 18S2.
REVIEW OF THE WEEK.
Latest About the Verdict in the Star
THE PRESIDENT'S CRUISE.
Crimes and Casualties and
The star route trial has ended at last and a
Verdict lias been rendered. The most sensa
tional featuro was the announcement in open
court by foreman Dickson that efforts had
been made to bribe certain persons. Although
not -wholly unexpected, it nevertheless created
an intense excitement. Thoso who were present
in the court room on that occasion will never
forget the positive- language -of Judge Wylio
in the advice which ho gave to the- jury for
their future guidance. Judge Wylie's chargo
to the jury was a calm and dispasssionato one.
Still, it was evident to the unprejudiced ob
server that there existed in Mr. Wylie's mind
no doubt of the defendants' culpability. Tho
jury retired at 2.50, Friday afternoon. A re
cess was taken until G o'clock, but at that hour
the jury had agreed only as to one of the in
dicted. Judgo Wylio refused to receive a
piece-meal verdict, and ordered another recess
until 10 o'clock Saturday, morning. "When tho
court reassembled it was found that so little
progress had been made that tho court began
to show Eigns of impatien60. This culminated
Sunday morning, at which time, tho jury
Etill disagreeing, Judgo Wylio enforced tho
common law applicable in such cases, viz. :
brea"d and water diet, without even tho ordi
nary comforts of light and fuel. Tho an
nouncement created considerable merriment,
hero where most of tho jurors aTO widely
known; while to tho latter tho chango
from their luxurious quarters at tho
National Hotel, was fraught with, tho
gloomiest forebodings. It is quite possible
that this heroic treatment had the effect of ex
pediting matters; for on Monday tho jury,
returned a verdict of conviction against Minor
and Kerdcll, an acquittal for Turner, and a
disagreement in the case of tho others. It is a
striking commentary on tho justice, or rather
the injustice of this verdict, that, while no defi
nite conclusion could be reached with referenco
to the principal defendants, it proved compara
tively easy to convict the two most obscure
men of tho number, and who, in point of fact,
were merely clerks in tho employ of Dorsoy
On Wednesday foreman Dickson printed a
lengthy statement in which ho alleged that
the attempt at bribery came from two men
who claimed to be acting in tho interest of
the Department of Justice. At this writing
public opinion is very much divided as to the
truth or falsity of Mr. Dickson's card.
When the motion for a new trial in tho case
of Miner and Eerdell came up on Wednesday,
Judgo Wylie refused to pass upon it, owing to
strictures made by defendants' counsel, until
Friday next. He declined also to admit them
to bail until the motion was disposed of.
Mr. Merrick, of tho prosecution, said that
they had been instructed by tho Attorney
General to give notice that tho Government
would proceed with a second trial against tho
defendants upon whom tho jury had disagreed
on tho Gth of November or first Monday in
THE rEESIDENT'S MOVEMENTS.
The President visited Portsmouth, N. H., on
the 9th inst., and was cordially received by
officials and citizens. Mayor Treat offered tho
hospitalities of the city in a speech to" which
the President responded briefly. After tho re
ception, ho addressed the multitude from the
hotel steps, thanking them for his warm wel
come. Hon. Frank Jones then invited tho
party to a lunch in.tho dining hall. President
Arthur then proceeded to Bar Harbor, Mo., and
left there at one o'clock in a carriage for Ban
gor, accompanied by his private secretary only,
whero he arrived at G:45 p. m. Ho expressed
himself as highly gratified with tho Republican
victory in Maine, and congratulated Congressmen-elect
Boutelle. An informal reception
was held in the parlor of the Bangor House. A
private supper was then served, and tho Presi
dent and his secretary took a carriage at 8
o'clock for the depot, passing through crowds
of people, who greeted their Chief Magistrate
as he left the hotel. Ho returned to Ports
mouth at 4:15 on Wednesday morning, and
took a room at tho Rockingham House. At
7:30 he ordered a carriage and was convoyed to
Little Boar's Hcadj where Congressman Robo
Eon is staying. Ho expects to arrive in New
York on the Despatch by Friday. The Presi
dent is very reticent as to his movements, and
has successfully eluded politicians. He arriv
ed at Bye Beach the morning ho left Ports
mouth, and dined with ex-Secretary Bobeson.
The man of war Tallapoosa, with Secretary
Chandler and party, and tho Despatch, await
the pleasure of tho President in tho harbor.
CHIMES AND CASUALTIES.
Thebody of a man with a pistol-shot through
his heart was found in Woodland cemetciy,
w Newark, N. J., on tho 12th inst. It was sup
posed to be George Balduf. A ptstol was found
by his side, leading to tho belief that ho had
The lightning during a storm on the 12th
inst. struck and destroj'cd a barn and its con
tents at Newark, N. J. Woodhull Sammis,
who was standing near, was seriously injured.
The Green Lawn Hotel was also struck and
tho front of the building torn off.
Francis llaynes was hanged at Limerick,
Ireland, September 8th. Death was almost in
stantaneous, and ho met his fate calmly. He
denied any complicity in tho murder for which
ho was condemned, lie was a more hoy.
Two train robbers boarded a Missouri Pacific
train near Yiuita, Indian Territory, at 10:30
p. m. on tho 11th inst., and shot the conductor
in the face, seriously wounding him. The
route agent, having been previously informed
of tho intended robbery, took a freight train,
in company with Detective Erskiue and others,
and boarded the passouger train in time to kill
one of the robbers and capture tho other.
No appointments will bo made in the Pen
sion office until the return of Secretary Teller
Lt.-Gcn. Sheridan, in a letter to Adjutant
General Drum, says the report of an outbreak
among tho Chcycnnes and Arapahocs was
An old veteran, James Clark, eighty years of
age, was in the War Department a few days
since looking after his last year's pay. He
had walked all the way from Belmont county,
Ohio, to this city, and is destitute.
The Register's office has mailed to date $11,
2G1,G50 of the new three per cent, bonds. Tho
largest denomination authorized on this loan is
$10,000. There arc now in course of issue
$?V?37,000, which will be disposed of in three
Mayor Whyto, of Baltimore, has appointed
Hon. John L. Thomas resident commissioner
forJjMaryland of tho Garfield monument; also,
James A. Gary, Adam E. King, C. C. Fulton,
James Hodges, John E. Hurst and Henry C.
Smith in connection with the National Indus
trial and Art Exposition at Washington for tho
benefit of the same fund.
Work on tho new post office building at
Pittsburg progresses vary slowly. Tho post
office examining committee state that the old
office is badly arranged, dingy and crowded.
Tho reorganization of tho clerical force, as
recommended, provides for eight new clerks
and increases the pay of eight others.
Tho Board of Directors of tho Garfield Monu
ment Fair, at its last meeting, discussed tho
ways and means of reaching tho objects of tho
undertaking. A sub-committeo was appointed
to consider the amouut of space at tho disposal
of the Board, and mako such allotment of
space to various States as deemed most prac
ticable. THE PENSION BUREAU.
An Official Resume of Its Operations up to tho
Close of the last Fiscal Year.
Gen. W. W. Dudley, Commissioner of Pen
sions, returned from his New England trip' on
Saturday last, in capital health and spirits, and'
at once resumed the active duties of his office.
Tho employment of so many now clerks neces
sarily devolves upon tho old employees a great
deal of extra work in tho way of training the
new appointees in tho routine of their positions,
and for some timo to como it is not likely that
there will bo any marked increase in tho num
ber of claims adjusted from week to week. It
requires nearly, if not quite, six months steady
experience to make a capable examiner out of a
new appointoo and in the meantime he is, in one
sense, a clog upon the machinery of the office.
Commissioner Dudley's annual report of tho
operations of the Pension Bureau for the fiscal
year ending Juno 30, 1BS2, is now being pre
pared for transmission to the Secretary of tho
Interior. The following statistics, taken from
tho official figures, embrace tho principal points
of interest :
During tho fiscal year ending Juno 30th,
40,039 original claims for pension and 34,1-13
claims for increaso of pension wero filed, mak
ing tho total number of claims filed 75,037.
There were allowed during tho year 27,G6i
original applications, and 10,231 for increaso of
pensions received favorablo action.
Tho total number of claims rejected, includ
ing tho claims for increaso of pensions, was
21,233, making tho total disposed of 59,100.
Thoro remain pending 2G9,G73 original appli
cations and 21,2SS applications for increase of
pension. Those figures, however, do not in
clude 75,263 claims which are on tho rejected
files of the office.
Tho total amount paid for pensions during
the year, including tho cost of disbursement,
The total number of pensions on tho roll is
235,697, a gain over the previous year of 10,867.
Tho total amount paid by tho Government
for pensions from 1791 to 1861 was $S1,4S0,
455.50. Tho total amount paid from 1861 to
June 30, 1SS2, was $560,G 11,324.75. Out of this
amount and since 1871, $25,23 1.232.S5 has been
paid to tho survivors of tho war of 1812 and to
tho widows of those who served during that
war. Deducting this latter amount and esti
mating that which may have been paid to
pensioners on account of tho wars prior to 1861
and 1865, about $530,000,000 have been dis
bursed on account of pensions.
In tho distribution of pensioners now on tho
roll they are classified as follows:
TTiflowa, minors, and dependent relatives- 78,403
Survivors of the war 1S12 7,11
Tho business of the Pension Office, it may
safely bo said, was never so systematically con
ducted as now, under tho administration of
Ills Address Before- tho Iowa Slato Agricultural
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Dns Moines, Iowa, Sept. 11, 1832. Hon. Geo.
B. Loring, Commissioner of Agriculture, ar
rived in tho city on tho Sth inst, and delivered
an address at thoannual fair of tho State Agri
cultural Association. Senator Allison, Con
gressman Kassou, Judge Cole, and other dis
tinguished gentlemen occupied seats upon the
platform. Mr. Loring expressed a desire to
encourage all associated endeavor with regard
to tho industry represented by tho audience.
He believed in their great associations, which
had done so much toward helping tho agricul
turist to exercise that thought, sound judg
ment, prudence, and careful consideration,
which they were to-day exercising with so
much profit to themselves and their business
in life. Farming is largely an experimental
art, in which new laws and facts are constantly
discovered by societies, schools; and associa
tions of every description. Wo would assist
tho farmer in this calling. Dr. Loring said ho
was the moro inclined to do this becauso ho
recognized the fact that agriculture lies at the
foundation of State and society in every coun
try, and especially in our own, where for many
years it was almost our only industry, supply
ing us with our revenuo and feeding our fam
ilies and clothing tho strong men who gave us
our nationality. It was a cluster of agricul
tural colonics which secured our independence.
Tho speaker then followed with an elaborate
account of tho growth of agriculture in America
and its importance as a factor in holding tho
balance of trade in our favor. He believed that
this unusual and extraordinary prosperity is
due undoubtedly to many causes our diversity
of soil and climato and the variety of our crops
and tho economy with which new and fertile
lands can bo cultivated, the artificial causes
being the advantages of local and general mar
kets, and the relations established between tho
farmer and the soil ho cultivates by tho inde
pendent ownership of land under the laws of
our country. Dr. Loring concluded his very
instructive address by appealing to tho farm era
present to cxerciso economy and skill and de
votion in the management of their business,
and openmindodnefes in their investigations,
assuring them that tho kind of prosperity
which would attend them as a community
could not be surpassed by that of any other in
dustry on earth, however imposing and attract
ive it might be. There were fully 35,000 peo
ple on the ground.
The rial n or the .loiiriioy or Death.
From the El Paso Hor.ild,
Nearly every one has rend of the Journey of
Death, ninety miles wide, located in tho
western part of Now Mexico. It is a plain
covered with grass and delightful to tho eye,
but was for some years entirely devoid of
water. The soil was of a peculiarly porous
quality, but would not hold the rain that fell
on tho surface. It was the great bug-bear of
emigrants traveling through the Southwest,
hundreds of whom, with their cattle, have
perished with thirst within its confines. Some
individual, however, went over it prospecting
for water, and finally, after expending some
thousands of dollars, succeeding in striking an
abundance of water in a well dug about midway
of tho plain, where ho made considerable
money supplying emigrants with water. The
Government afterward bought the well,
making it free, paying the owner a very com
fortable sum for it. .Since that, however, the
railroad has been built across tha plain and
the company has dug innumerable wells, so
that tho plain has become a real grazing
TWO BATTLES IN EGYPT.
General Wolseley Captures One of (lie
A DESPERATE STRUGGLE.
Arabi Compelled to Retreat
After a Sharp Kglit.
IsaiAiLiA, Sept. 13. Tel-El-Kobir was car
ried this morniug with a rush. The first shot
was fired at 5 o'clock. Tho position was taken
in 20 minutes, wo having surprised tho enemy
by a night march. Tho enemy are in full re
treat. Tel-el-Ki:bik, Sept. 13, 4:15 a. m. General
Wolsely has arrived on the ground. Tho ar
tillery opened firo beforo the enemy wero
awaro of our presence. The infantry immedi
ately after pressed forward, deploying and
opening firo from a sheltered position. At this
moment the battle is raging fiercely, so far as
firing is concerned, but tho men havo not yet
como to close quarters with tho rebels.
9 a. m. Tho great battle is practically over.
Tho rebels discovered our men when about a
mile from their works and opcucd a heavy
riflo fire. Our men paused for a moment on
tho line of tho sand hills, then with a gallant
rush they were among tho rebels. Acting on
General Wolseley's orders they reserved thoir
firo aud went in with tho bayonet. Tho
slaughter for tho timo was very great. The
rebels could not stand it, and broke and fied,
pursued hotly. I followed tho Royal Irish
regiment into tho trenches before ono of tho
forts. They were filled with Arabi's followers,
dead and dying. Tho first rash was mado over
a distauco of two hnndred yards, tho men skir
mishing and seeking cover until they reached
this point. Several thousand Egyptians havo
been taken prisonors. Our own loss up to this
timo I should compute at 200 killed.
LAST WEEK'S BATTLE.
London, Septembor 9. General Wolseley
and Arabi Bey measured forces to-day at Kas
sasin. Tho rcconnoisauco yesterday showed
Arabi preparing to givo battle in advauco of
his main position, as ho was seen moving
troops forward. Tho British wero ready there
fore at G o'clock this morning when the scouts
and Bengal Lancers entered camp with tho re
port that the Egyptians in great force wero ad
vancing on the north side of tho railway. Tho
troops wero at onco put in motion, and by 7
o'clock an artillery duel began. Arabi's troops
of all arms were spread over tho eutiro ridge,
and a mile and a half up tho lino a train heav
ily armed appeared. Arabi's troops numbered
about 13,000 men with twelve guns.
Tho attack was mado on both llanks. Tho
gunners on both sides got tho rango exactly
and shells wero Been to burst right over tho
Egyptian ranks, whilo their shells dropped
steadily in tho British camp. Tho British
horso artillery extended along a lino half a
milo. By noon the attsck was repulsed, but'
tho action continued along the front, a dis
tanco of threo miles, for somo timo longer, n
Whilo tho engagement was going on a very ef
fective reconnoisauco of tho enemy's position
at Tel-cl-Kcbir was mado. Tho total casual-
tics are not yet exactly known, but tho British
loss is roughly estimated at 100 killed and
wounded. Fivo guns and many prisoners wero .
Sparks from tho Cable
The Russian actress Feyghite shot herself in
the apartments of tho Due do Morny in Paris
hist Tuesday. She is dangerously wounded.
An official dispatch from Manilla states that
115 whites and threo Europeans died thoro
from cholera on Monday.
Tho Argentine Ministor of foroign aiuL.fi
has proposed to tho Brizilian government to
submit the Missiones boundary question to tho
arbitration of tho United States Supremo
Court, or of the Federal Court of tho Swiss
Confederacy at Bcrno.
George llorgan on Lookout Monntatn.
From the Philadelphia Times.
Back among tho years when the greenwood
had moro maguolias aud fewer axe-marks,
when our grandfathers sweetened their Sun
days with soft kisses and hard cider, with every
goose a swan aud every lass a queen, a certain'
old Cherokee lived in a cabin on tho Lookout
Summit. Sharp Briar had seen enough of tho
ways of the palc-faco to want his children to
be civilized, and yet ho loved to thrill them
with stories of tho chase, tho bito of tho ar
row, the leap from tho precipice and tho warm
blood of tho buck dripping into pools at tho
foot of tho clitf. So it happened that ono day
Chief John Boss heard Sharp Briar tell tho
young men how thunder had hurled an oak
from the mountain toj clear into tho Ten
nessee, two miles below.
" Brother," said Ross, whoso English was as
pure as his heart, "thunder does no harm; tho
white firo that flies ahead kills and tho uoiso
is as empty as the head of a Seminole."
" lloch !" grunted tho old man; "no killin'
" No; thunder docs not kill ! "
Sharp Briar was loth to tako suchscionco
homo to his children, nor did ho ever reach
home with it, for ho was dashed that night
from Sunset Rock by a thunderbolt that shook
tho mighty mountain. In like manner was
poor old Joe Hooker taken back, I thought, as
I sat on the porch of tho little house at tho
point aud took tho yarn iu at ono ear not
to let it out at tho other.
Here had Hooker fought his battle with tho
clouds around him an action in mid-air, a fierce
combat even hard by tho very archway of tho
upper world and prosy Grant, with the glory
of a dozen victories reflected from his shining
blade, came to say that no battle cvor was
fought on Lookout that thcro was no " kill
ing thunder" in that air on tho 2-lth of No
vember, IriO'l. 1 beg to put it down in black and
white, that even though tho fight was a
heavy skirmish only, it is likely to bo written
about even abovo tho giimuesiof Vicksburg,
the havoc of Spottsylvauia or tho masterly
work on the Appomattox. Hooker's men
pressed into dark folds of mist, breasted hidden
foes, took irou hail thundered down iu battlo
smoko from batteries overhead, and in tho
midst of Satanic uproar won tho great strong
hold. ONE ATA TI5IE, BUT DON'T DELAY.
To the Editor National Tkijsune:
Picaso find enclosed post-ofiieo money-order
for ono dollar, for which you will please send
your excellent paper to Win. Russell, Rantoul,
Kansas. One at a timo will count up to ono
hundred thousand if thoy keep on coming,
which I hope they will until they reach that
number, and then, perhaps, will bo heard our
demand for an equalization of bounties, and
an increase of pension to tho soldiir's widow
as well as to the soldier who has lost an arm or
leg. Yours, truly,
A. A. Reed.
Rantoul, Kas., Aug. 20.
A FAMOUS FLIGHT.
IIott tho First Kens of Hull Htm Was Brought
Probably tho best description of tho wild
stampede which followed tho battle of Bull
Run appeared in tho Pittsburgh Dispatch
recently. Tho historian is Kennedy Mar
shall, of Butler, Pa., a prominent lawyer,
and brother to Thomas Marshall, who somo
weeks ago declined a nomination on Cameron's
Stato ticket. Mr. Marshall, at tho dato of the
battle, was a member of tho Pennsylvania
Legislature, and, with hundreds of persons,
had followed the army to see tho rebels crushed
by McDowell. Mr. Marshall was accompanied
by Henry J.Raymond, editor of tho Now York
Times, and Dr. Russell, the famous war corres
pondent of the London Times.
'"Raymond, Russell audi," began Mr. Mar
shall, "were seated on tho roadside, taking
lunch, at three o'clock in tho afternoon. Whilo
we wero talking together wo heard locomotives
whistling over on tho Manassas Railroad. The
trains stopped in a cut, out of sight. Pretty
soon out marched a lot of soldiers in gray, with
a stand of brigade colors, and came at a double
quick across tho field. It was Kirby Smith
with tho last installment of Johnson's army
from Winchester, which had eluded Patterson.
The panic which had seized our troops when
theso fresh fightors hurled themselves at tho
Union lines, already tottering with oxhaustion,
was wilder than anything in military history
sinco threo Austrian soldiers, coming out of tho
woods to surrender after tho battle of Solfcriuo,
put tho whole French army to rout for a time.
Regiments that had stood up to their work
bra voly ' since nine o'clock in tho morning,
melted away in a few minutes at tho sight of
tho gray charging columns. There was no
knowing what forco was behind Smith, and
Huuter's men did not wait to see. They took
tho road to Ccntrovillo, pell-mell, every man
for himself. Tho infantry chnrged their own
batteries, cut tho horses loose, jumped on their
backs, and went to tho rear on a gallop. Rus
sell disappeared on tho tido at tho top of his
speed. Raymond drifted away from me, and
I did not let many pass mo in tho race myself.
It was " the further the faster," and, after cover
ing what seemed to me about five miles, I
dropped exhausted beside tho road to rest.
" By-and-by Raymond camo along. Ho had
found his baroucho and ho took mo in. Wo
whirled along in the crush of ambulances,
artillery horse3, privates, officers, and camp
followers on foot, ladies and politicians in car
riages, and 200 or 300 steers, all making tho
best of their way to Washington. A drovo of
cattle had been driven out behind tho army
to be slaughtered after tho battlo. They wero
stampeded with tho rest and added to tho con
fusion. "I got over tho Long Bridgo at Washington
at nino o'clock, just as tho countersign was
being given out for tho night. I rodo up
to Willard's Hotel, through streets crowded
with people, wild with excitement over the
favorablo dispatches that had come in from tho
front. Tho brass bands wero out in forco, and
somebody was making a rousing ' On to Rich
mond' speech from tho balcony of the hotel. I
walked into tho office, undor tho sound of his
inspiring words, knowing how soon thoso
cheers would bo hushed to whispers of affright.
Chadwick was keeping tho hotel then, and as
I pushed up to tho desk he stared at me, bare
headed and streaming with dirt and sweat as
I was, and. finally reooznizinc me. asked mo
' whoro I had been, and what was tho matter.
" ' I come from the front. McDowell is li eked
out of his boots, aud tho wreck of our army is
not far behind.'
"Chadwick dived back into his private offico
with a scared fqco, and in a tow minutes camo
back and took mo in with him.
"Th'cro sat Gen. Mansfield, who wn - in com
mand of the troops around Washington, with
a bottlo of champagne beforo him.
"'Mr. Chadwick informs me, sir, that you
report our army retreating. Aro you a mili
tary man, sir?'
"'Then, how do you know, sir, that they
wero not merely making a chango of front or
executing somo other military maucouvro, sir?'
"'Well, Genoral,' I replied as calmly as I
could, while tho gray-haired old martinet eyod
mo sternly, 'I saw whole regiments throw
down thoir guns and tako to tho woods. I saw
artillerymen cut their horses looso from tho
guns and caissons and gallop away. I saw offi
cers, men, Congressmen, and Texas steers run
ning neck and neck down tho road toward
Washington, and steers were tho only things
that had their tails up. It may havo been a
chango of front, as you say, but '
' ' I don't believo a singlo word of it,' broko
in tho General, who had listened to mo with
" ' Good evening,' I replied, and walked out
of tho door. Tho crowd had got tho news by
this timo from Chadwick, and I was almost
pulled to pieces. Somebody noticed that I was
wearing a gray suit, and shouted: 'He's a
rebel.' Thoro wero scvoral suggestions that I
be lynched for attempting to stimulate a rising
of the rebel olemout in tho city. Gen. Mans
field hurried off to tho War Department, and
pretty soon a sergeant and a squad of soldiers
camo for mo and took mo to tho Department.
President Lincoln and his ontiro Cabinet wero
there, with old Gen. Scott, anxiously waiting
for news from tho front. Simon Cameron had
known mo as a member of tho Legislature and
vouched for my loyalty. Thoro was very little
said whilo I told my story briefly.
"The President sat with his head bent down
upon his baud, and was evidently very much
depressed. Simon Cameron, then Secretary of
War, was tho coolest head in tho Cabinet. Ho
immediately consulted with Scott as to hurry
ing rc-enforcoments across tho Potomac, and
orders wero issued to stop all fugitives at Long
Bridge. They asked mo very few questions,
but after I had told my story and was dismissed
tho newspaper correspondents nearly devoured
me. Just as 1 came out of tho War Depart
ment I met ono of (Jen. McDowell's aids bring
ing in tho report of his commander's defeat."
P.iighuiil'.s IVn-dou Roll.
An interesting list of British annuities and
pensions has just been issued. Over and above
payments of tho civil list, members of tho royal
family receive 101,000. For pensions for
naval and military services tho government
pays 33,106 ; for political and civil sorvicos,
20,431; for judicial services in Great Britain,
-11,223; for judicial services in Irolaud,
22,107; for diplomatic services, 8,173; mis
cellaneous pensions, 0,095, and hereditary
pensions, G,1S1. Of tho naval and military
pensions, tho 5 000 of Earl Nelson and tho
4,000 of tho Duke of Marlborough aro in
tended to run to the end of time, liko tho 931
of tho Duke of Schombcrg's heirs, tho 1,200 of
the heirs of Captain Garth, and tho -1,000 to
tho heirs of William Penn. The puko of
Wellington's 5,000 ceases after tho death of
tho next holder of tho title. Lord Eversloy
draws 4,000, Lady Elgin 1,000, Lady Mayo
1,000, Mr. Miluer Gibson 2,000, Mr. Spencer
Walpolc 2.000, Lord Clarence Paget 1,950,
Mr. Charles Villiers 1,950, Earl Cairns 3,000,
and six retired judges and a number of ex
county court judges draw various sums.
. .- .
Attorney-General Brewster has rented a
mansion, with tho intention of going to house
keeping in this city. This would seem to
vitiate tho report that there is to bo a recast of
the Cabinet, at least so far as tho Department
of Justice is concerned.
THE MAINE ELECTION.
A Sweeping Victory for the Whole
NOMINATIONS TO CONGRESS
Notes of tlie Campaign in
Every Part of the Union.
election for State officers, Congress.
men, aud a Legislature, took placo on Mouday
Tho vote of that Stato in I860, for President, was :
Garfield, 74,039; Hancock, 69,45,,; Weaver, 4,403;
Dow, 93. The election on Monday resulted in a
sweeping Republican victory. Robie, tho Re
publican ilomineo for Governor, will havo a
majority over Plaisted of nearly, if not quite,
10,000. Tho Ropublican Congressmen are all
four elected by nearly tho same plurality, a
gain of two Congressmen, or a nekgain of one,
allowing for ono lost by the now apportion
ment. They wero all elected on a general
ticket, instead of by district. Reed and Ding
ley will have a few moro votes than Robie, and
Boutello and Millikcu will fall off about ono
por cent, from tho Governor's vote. Cumber
land county has gone Republican, probably
electing tho wholo county ticket. Other
counties have reports from county scats demon
strating that tho Legislature is ovorwhelmingly
Republican, insuring Senator Fryo's election.
Tho latter received congratulatory telegrams
from President Arthur, ox-Secretary Blaino
aud Senator Hale.
The Lcwiston Evening Journal's specials givo
returns from 353 towns, giving Robie 66,421;
Plaisted, 56,680; scattering, 1,327; Robio's
Tho strength of Cornell is demonstrated by
tho result of primary elections, i. e., as far as
New York i3 concerned. From outward ap
pearances the delegation is overwhelmingly
against him. In Brooklyn tho primary elec
tions wero held tho same night as in New YQrk,
(September 12), when tho Administration fac
tion wero victorious, and tho Cornell adher
ents wero beaten in most of tho wards.
A secret meeting of Republicans, among
whom was John Wanamaker, took placo in
Philadelphia on tho 11th inst. Tho object was
to bring about unity of action between the In
dependent and Stalwart Republicans in pro
curing tho withdrawal of Beaver aud Stewart.
Having pledged themselves to secrecy, nothing
could be ascertained as to tho nature of their
At tho Dakota Republican Congressional
Convention at Grand Forks, September 6, W.
F. Ball, of Fargo, was chosen temporary chair
man. The leading fcaturo was the withdrawal
of G. H. Walsh, tho North Dakota candidate,
from the contest, leaving tho fight between
Raymond, Pettigrow aud Hand. Raymond'3
nomination is predicted.
At tho Greenback-Labor Stato Convention
in Lincoln, Neb., on tho 6th inst., it was re
solved to meet in joint Stato Convention on
tho 27th inst. with the Farmers' Alliance and
anti-monopoly organization, when a State
ticket will be nominated.
At thoNobraaka AntiProhibition Convention
in Omaha, on tho 11th insf., resolutions
wero adopted against voting for Prohibition
candidates, and requiring all who desiro tho
support of tho Convention to give a pledge to
work against prohibition.
Tho contest over the governorship of Colorado
has been vory sharp, but has now practically
terminated. Secretary Toller and ex-Senator
Chaffee went there to defeat the nomination
of Wolcott, but his nomination is almost
The executive committeo of tho Independent
Labor party met in Nov York on tho 7th inst.,
when a committee of conference was appointed
to attend tho various conventions and repre
sent tho views of tho organization.
The New York Stato constitutional amend
ment committeo calls a Stato convention at
Syracuse, October 4th, to submit to popular
vote a prohibition amendment to tho State
Judgo William C. Prico, an ex-confedcrato
has come out as an active Independent candi
date for Congress, in the thirteenth district of
Kansas, lie was Treasuror of the United States
during Buchanan's administration.
Great excitcmont exists in St. Louis, Mo.,
over the question whether colored children
shall be sent to public schools whero white
children are taught.
John G. Whittier, the poet, is a delegate to
tho Ropublican convention of tho soYeuth con
gressional district of Massachusetts.
Dennis Kearnoy is stumping for Stoneman,
tho Democratic candidate for governor of Cali
fornia. CONGRESSIONAL NOMINATIONS.
Alabama Third district, W. C. Oates, Democrat.
Georgia Congressman at large, A. D. Forsythe,
Illinois Seventh district, Thomas J. Henderson,
Republican ; Tenth district, Jno. H. Lewis, Repub
licaa ; Fourteenth district, A. E. Stevenson, nomi
nated by tho Ureenbaokers, and tho Democrats
will endorse lib nomination; Fifteenth district, A.
J. Hunter, Democrat: Fourteenth district, A. E.
Stevenson, Democrat; Third district, George R.
Davis, Republican renominated.
Indiana Thirteenth district. J. H. Wintcrbot
Iowa Second district, Major S. S. Fnrwell, Ro
publican; Fourth district, Mr. Hoagland, Democrat;
second district, Martin Bartlctt, Democrat.
Kentucky Ninth district, W. W. Culbcrlson,
Louisiana Fifth district, W. L. McMillcn, Ro
publican. Montana Martin Mnginnis for delegate, Demo
crat. Michigan Fifth district, Julius Houseman, by
the Democrats and Grecnbnckcrs; tho nominee is
11 Democrat aud a banker; Seventh district, John
T. Rich, Republican; Eighth district, L. Ben Col
vin, Bolting Ureenbackcr; Tenth district, Andrew
C. Maxwell, Dcmournt.
Minnesota Fifth district, 13. 1 Earnum, Demo
crat. Missouri Eighth district, John J. O'Neill, Demo
crat; Third district, J. II. Burrows, Greonbucker,
renominated ; Fourth district, M. A. Reed, Re
publican. New York Fourteenth district, Geo. W. rimm,
New Jersey Third district, Miles Ross, Demo
crat. New Orleans The Ropublican convention of tho
First district, at Quincy, nominated E. T, Skinner,
of this county, for Congress.
Nebraska. Third district, E. Iv. Valentine, Re
publican ; bolters nominated YV. K. Turner.
New Hampshire Second district, Oasian Ray,
Ohio Twentieth district, David R. Paige, Demo
crat; Eightounth district, Jonathan W. Wallace,
Pennsylvania Twelfth district, Joseph A. Scran
ton, Republican; Thirteenth district, Charles N.
Texas Fourtlu district, D. II. Culverson, Demo
crat; Sixtli district, J. C. Buchanan, Democrat.
Virginia Eighth district, John S. Barbour, Dem
ocrat. AVisconsin Fifth district (Bragg's), no choice,
1,415 ballots;. Eighth district, W. F. Bailey, Demo
crat; Ninth district G. Jj. Park, Democrat,
THE BUSHNELL REUNION
And the Good Time the Illinois Boys in Bine Had
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
BusiinelLjIll., Sept. 11. A Reunion of'tho
survivors of the Eighty-fourth Regiment Illi
nois volunteers was held here on tho 1st inst.,
at which seventy-thrco members of tho regi
ment wero present, many of thorn coming a
long distance to meet their comrades once
moro. Col. L. H. Waters was thcro from
Kansas City, Mo., Dr. David McDill from Bur
lington, Iowa, Sergeant John Walker, from
Chicago, Capt. L. L. Scott, from Galcsburg, a
member of Company "G" from away up in
Iowa. Delegations were present from Clayton,
Mt. Sterling, Barry, Macomb, Vermont, aud
the couutry surrounding thoso towns. All the
companies wore represented except "E" and
" H." Col. L. H. Waters was elected president ;
Lt.-Col. Thomas Hamer, vice-president; Dr.
A. P. Nelson, secretary, and W. H. Provino,
treasurer. A committee of ono from each
company was appointed to report the namo and
address of tho surviving members of their re
spective companies to tho secretary of the
association, Dr. A. P. Nelson, Biggsville, Hen
derson Co., HI., so that a completo roll of tho
survivors of the regiment may bo placed on
the hooks of the association. A committeo of
three, consisting of Capts. McDowell, Ervin
and Grifiith, was appointed to draft resolutions
on the death of Lt.-Col. Charles H. Morton.
Speeches wero mado by quite a number of
thoso presont, all expressing their pleasure at
being permitted to meet so many of the old
regiment once more. Tho Colonel, who had
come threo hundred aud sixty miles to bo
present, said he had 'been paid a thousand fold
by meeting so many of the men who never re
fused to obey an order bo the duty gvct so
hard. It is tho plan of tho organization to
meet annually on the 1st of September, tho
anniversary of their muster into tho service of
tho United States. Tho next meeting'will bo
at Vermont, Pulton county, and Col. Hamer 13
chairman of tho committeo of arrangements.
Grand Arnif Xotes.
J. P. Shepard Post was mustered atMcnasha,
Wis., on the Sth inst., with a larg3 number of
J. M. Brown, No. 235, is tho name of a new
Post G. A. R., organized at Jamestown, N. Y.
Post No. 1, G. A. R., of Philadelphia buried
at their own expense the remains of Owen A.
Strann, a soldier of good record, who died jof
injuries received in that city.
Post No. 2, G. A. R., of Philadelphia, will
give an excursion to Fort Delaware next Mon
day. There will bo a target exhibition fox
$500 worth of prizes.
Morton Post, No. 1, at Terra Haute, Ind., is
now in good condition. Its members axe
gradually increasing in numbers, and it is
hoped that before long every good and honora
ble ex-soldior will identify himself with, tho
G. A. R.
By William IT. EushneVL
"Years ago ? Yes, nearly twenty years now
Since we lay on our weapons that long, dreary
Tending the wounded, and watching the dead
By the flickering Uame of the camp-fire's light.
Where was it? 'Seven Days,' but all were tho
Which clde you light on there's scarcely a toss
Save for honor and right each is sorrow and-pain,
And tho greater the victory the greater the loos.
" Think of? Far swifter than minie tho mind
Acts when the senses are all on a strain,
When the dew that is falling is erhnson with blood,
And leaden the drops of the pitiless rain;
When the music that swells on the shuddering
And thrills on the ear as a low, gasping breath
Conies from organ whose'keys are the depths of the
When touched by tho skeleton fingers of Death.
" Think of? A cottage embowered in trees
Clouds of pink-white in theirwonderous bloom
The willows tliat kissedas they bent o'er tho brook,
The clover-decked meadow with honeyed per
The vino whoso green tendrils half covered the
The rose that mosaiced the roof as a floor,
The robins that sang iu the orchard around,
And the loved ones whose faces wero framed in
" Think of? The wife and the little ones dear
The wife who was ever all goodness and truth
The bo j- who played toldier' through the bright,
And the girl in the first bloom of sweeiness and
A tear? 'Tis the first for this many long years,
But War wields a sword that cuts deep either
And the mother and babe sleep in little church
yard, Earth-furloughed, to wake in an eternal day.
Ah ! while soldier 's in battle, and giving his blood
To stain the old flag' to a far deeper red.
Women sit weeping by fear-shadowed hearths.
With hearts going out to the wounded and dead ;
And thoy suffer far more than the oua that's cut
'Mid the roaring of musket and clashing of steel,
For every shot reaches them, each blow leaves a
To the pitying, tender, the loving and leal.
" Think of? Our flag? It was ne'er out of mind,
Was our first thought in battle and last in the
Was tho crimson-striped cloud that led forward by
And the star-flaming ono leading onward by
It was given to ua to ba kept freo from stain,.
Was our medal of honor, of courage and fame,
We walled it round with our hearts, wo upheld
with our arms
In our lives it was honor, in death was a name.
" Think of death? It is only the braggart who sneers
And makes light of the danger that almost is
When cannon aro belching forth names as of hell,
And black cloudaarc rolling as out from a tomb;
When as storm-driven hail the minie balls hiss,
Aud the shell sweeps away all beforo it that
Then the man truly bravo inarches on, facing death,
With his eyes on his flag and his heart iu his
"Think of those that wc fought? Aye, truly and
They were brothers to us in life's peaceful day,
The tie cannot be broken while the heaven abovo
Kcops clouds interwoven of blue and of gray.
These were bravo men and truo in their ranks as
They fought for their homes e'en as we fought
And believed they were right. Wo question not
But havo hands for their grasping, for. their
graves wo havo flowers.
" Think of should wc die ? That our country would
To our widows and orphans a most faithful friend.
That out of her plenty each one would bo fed,
That her strong arm would succor, would shield
and defend ;
That as husband and father tho place she would
Of tho brave ones who fell when War's tocsin
And proudly enwrap all her children beloved,
With the flag that had been for the soldier a
Passed the war, and its autograph faded away
Though written with steel, with shot and with
And the rivers, unstained by blood, roll to tho
And to sllenco is hushed every fierce battle yell ;
But. Veterans, relighting their camp-fires again.
With torches of memory still flaming bright,
Talk as him who at "Seven Days" breasted the
And how their country would bless them when
ended tho fight. ;
Washington, D. C, September 5, 1832,