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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. 0., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1S82.
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WASHINGTON, D. C, SEPTEMBER 215, 1S82.
Tun largest chib of subscribers received
during the past week was one of twenty-six
from Atlleboro, Mass. Nest! Who can
Genekal Opdyke is out in a letter on
General Sehofield, in defense of General
Thomas,nt Nashville, in December, 1SG1, in
which he. handles the subject with great
ability. Thc letter, which appeared in the
New York Times of September 31th, is too
long to be reproduced in these columns, but
extracts from it will appear next week.
As "WE go to press early on Thursday
morning it is impossible to publish full
accounts of soldiers' Reunions occurring in
distant parts of the country unless our
readers will take the trouble to send in their
reports of these events at thc earliest possible
moment. "We desire to give as much space
as we can spare to the exercises and pro
ceedings of these Reunions, and we trust our
friends will exert themselves to make The
National Tbibuxe's report thc best pub
The nomination of General Bdirj. F. But
ler by the Massachusetts Democrats is likely
to prove an empty compliment so far as the
chances of his election are concerned. Thc
General is an astute politician, and an in
trepid leader, but when he runs for Gov
ernor (which is generally once a year) he
always brings up against a stone wall that
immense Republican majority in Massachu
setts! However, the General, despite his
years, is still tough and vigorous, and he
may yet outlive all the political parties now
in existence, and, finally, be elected Gov
ernor by the great and only Butler party.
The Society of the Army of the Cumber
laud meets on the anniversary of the battle
of Chickavnauga, at Milwaukee, "Wisconsin.
Eighteen years of peace have not sufficed
to obliterate the memories of that eventful
field, and as gray-bearded men, who were
boys then, recall the scene there will be
much to remind them of the flight of time.
Around the hall will bo inscribed the
names of the heroic dead, chiefest of which
is one that, as the years go by, grows dearer
to the hearts of the American people
George IL Thomas, " one of the few, the im
mortal names, that was not born to die."
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President Akthuj: paid a flying visit
to the capital this week but staid only long
enough to transact a little routine business,
hold a Cabinet meeting and ascertain the
state of the weather, which has been quite
as oppressive as that usually experienced in
September. Our readers will be glad to
know that the President is enjoying excel
lent health and is in line spirits. Mr. Ar
thur has made a good President, unostenta
tious, easily approached, cool and dispas
sionate in his decisions, prompt to act, yet
always mindful of the virtue of a " sober
second thought.'- He has steadily and rap
idly grown in favor with the public and it
may fairly be said of his administration,
that up to thc present time it has proved
one of the most sensible and business-like
in the history of the country.
"We besiee to call the particular atten
tion of our readers to the information con
cerning the industrial, agricultural, railroad,
commercial, and financial development of
the United States, which is to lie found
under the head of "Our Growing Country,"
on our eighth page. Some of our readers
may be disposed to take exception to the
large amount of space devoted to news of
thin character, but it is the duty of every
citizen in a land of such wonderful progress
as ours to keep posted concerning the con
dition and direction of modern enterprise,
and although he may feel no concern in the
state of the grain, petroleum, and cattle
markets, or the fluctuations of the New
York stock market, ho must see, if he will
but reflect, that these are infallible indica
tions of the prosperity of the whole country,
and wo need hardly say that the more
healthful its condition and the larger thc
income of- the Government the better must
be his chances of securing from Congress the
pension legislation which he has -so long
Eight political conventions have been held
during the past week, and, in the course of
another fortnight, the campaigu will be
fairly opened in every section of the country.
It becomes our ex-soldiers, as good citizens
interested in filling the public offices with
reputable and able men, to take part in the
campaign to the extent, at least, of attending
the public meetings at which the various
candidates declare their positions on the
great questions of the day, and reading what
the newspapers have to say concerning their
careers and principles. They cannot expect
to secure from Congress the full measure of
justice to which they are entitled if they do
not display some concern as to the sort of
men who arc elected to that body. It is
both unreasonable and childish to censure
Congress for its failure to recognize the
rights of our ex-soldiers, if thc latter con
tinue to manifest profound indiffoienccas to
the action of nominating conventions, the
conduct of thc campaign, and the result of
thc balloting. "Who would be free, them
selves must strike thc blow, and if our com
rades would make their power felt in the
Senate and House of Representatives, they
must first exercise it at thc polls.
The National Tit ir.UNE has advocated in
the past, and still advocates with all thc
eloquence and force of argument at its com
mand, the passage by Congress of all meas
ures which are calculated to benefit our ex
soldiers. But something jnore than elo
quence, something more than logic, some
thing more than entreaty, is needed to move
such an inert and ponderous body. Our
Congressmen must be made to know and
understand ihat the soldiers of tho country
will hold each and every one of them per
sonally responsible for his vote on questions
affecting tbeir interests, and they must give
proof of their determination to do so by dis
criminating at the coming election between
those whom they know to be their friends and
those whom they suspect to bo their enemies.
Wc look to the next Congress to dispose at once
and forever of all thc great pension measures
which have been pending since the war. "We
look to tho next Congress to pass the Equa
lization of Bounties bill, to compensate thc
poor fellows who languished in Southern
prison pens, to enact thc $10 pension bill,
and, in short, to complete tho legislation
which has, for so many Congresses, been on
the eve of accomplishment. Our soldiers
cannot afford to throw away their votes, and
they must make every ono tell at thc com
ing election. Should they fail of this dutj',
they will have only themselves to blame
should Congress remain passive and turn a
deaf ear to their petitions.
"We shall shortly publish a full list of can
didates for Congress in every district in thc
country, together with such information con
cerning each as will, we trust, enable our
ex-soldiers to cast their votes intelligently
and to good purpose; but, meanwhile, we
entreat our readers and subscribers toin
quire for themselves personally into the
record and character of every candidate who
asks their suffrages. Let them do this, and
thc coming election will prove a blessing in
stead of a mockery.
The G. A. It. in Kentucky.
The establishment of a Department of tho
Grand Army of the Republic in the State of
Kentucky with so enthusiastic a commander
as General James C. Michc at its head, can
not fail to increase thc ranks of the G. A. R.
at least 10,000 within the current year.
Kentucky, although largely given to vot
ing the Democratic ticket, embraces in its
population at least 50,000 soldiers who wore
the blue. None were braver, better disci
plined, more hardy, or more zealous in the
great cause of National unity. "We wish
General Miche abundant success in his effort
to unite thc ex-soldicrs of the Union under
thc banner of thc Grand Army of the Re
public regardless of present party affiliations.
Let all who cherish the memories of thc
days of G1, when treason flourished in the
capital of thc Slate, and when, but for the
courage and magnificent loyalty of her
Union men, Kentucky would have been
dragged into thc vortex of secession, enroll
their names as recruits in an organization
which has for its object the perpetuation of
the institutions established by the fathers
of the Republic, and for tho preservation of
tho flag which they followed through the
carnage of a four years' war to final victory.
A .Significant Fact.
A gentleman from a "Western State ono
of the new appointees in the Pension Office
said a day or two since : " AVhcn I received
my appointment I supposed, from reading
thc New York papers, that my business
would be to select, from a mass of fraud, here
and there a meritorious case. I have only
been engaged upon thc claims for a few days,
but long enough to convince me that I was
greatly mistaken in supposing that the mass
of the claims are fraudulent. A man must
be made of. sterner stuff than I am to read
some of thc declarations without tears of
sympathy for the long-neglected claimants,
and a blush of shame for tho Government
which has so long ignored them."
Tho Pension Office is now a busy work
house, and thc army of clerks have no time
to dawdle over their worlc General Dudley
recognizes the fact that, while some tardy
clerk js lingering beyond tho hour for work
over a late breakfast, many a soldier's widow,
whoso long-neglected claim lies in its dusty
pigeon-hole, has no breakfast to eat.
There is not a Department at the capital
where greater rmnclualily is required or in
which the chief himself sets a better exam
ple of promptness and industry. .
TnE death of Stonewall Jackson, like
that of Albert Sidney Johnston, marked an
era in the history of the confederacy. Both
were men of force in the field, and conspicu
ous for personal courage, sharing with their
men the dangers and privations of a soldier's
life, and, when they fell, the shuddering
armies they had led to victory reeled and
fell back under new commanders. The battle
ofShiloh, written expressly for these columns,
will convey some idea of the loss which the
confederate army, in tho "West, sustained by
the loss of General Johnston.
Little Roil Cap.
On our first page this week will be found
the opening chapter of Mr. Ransom T. Pow
ell's charming narrative, entitled "Brave
Little Red Cap." no tells his story in plain
and simple English, just as ho might relate
it to a personal friend at his own fireside.
Its truth there is no occasion to vouch for,
since it bears on its face the evidence of its
verity. It is Mr. Powell's intention to nar
rate, in regular order, his experiences from
thc time he entered thc army until he was
finally mustered out of service, and, although
the chief interest of his story will uudoubt
edly centre in his description of prison life
at Andersonville, what he saw in other
rebel prison-pens, as well as in the army,
will serve to increase the attraction which
it is likely to have for our readers. We need
hardly say that those who wish to follow
him in his adventures should be suro that
their subscriptions dale from the present
issue, since it may be difficult hereafter to
supply back numbers.
Mr. Henry Geouge, the leading Ameri
can authority on matters connected with
labor and industrial interests, has written
President Arthur a ringing letter describing
the indignities to which he was subjected
during his recent tour through Ireland. It
appears very clearly from his narrative that
his arrest was wholly without warrant and
a piece of British stupidity for which John
Bull should be held to a strict account. The
fact that Mr. George is the author of a very
remarkable book concerning vested interests
in land, and thai his theory, if put into prac
tice, would utterly overthrow the present
landlord system, can scarcely be regarded as
sufficient justification for putting him under
lock and key. So long ns Mr. Gcorgo com
mitted no overt act tho Gladstone govern
ment had no right whatever to restrain his
liberty, and thcro is no evidence to show
that his tour through- Ireland was other
than one of simple observation, such as any
law-abiding Britisher might make with a
view to ascertaining the actual condition of
the country. I Tis letter is one that should re
ceive very serious consideration at : '
Nineteen years ago, on the 3"i mid
20lh of September, thc Army of the "u-'
berlaud and the confederate arm of thi
Tennessee met in tho shock of . .'
The gorgeous drapery of poetry m
mance clusters about tho scene off .- 'dW. .- j
field. To thousands of our res jr3 tU t
memory of those terrible days, vl.fi no
waters of Chickamanga Creek ran r -J , "L. .
blood, will rise with horrid dis : . '. !
Many a soldier's widow will recall ne n.
thrill of anguish with which r .i
through blinding tears, the name -t ;
her than all others in the lists of .- .a.
As the years go by, removing us,
sivo steps, farther from tho scenes of the
war, public interest increases in tho sur
vivors of tho monstrous struggle. Soldier's
Reunions aro more largely attended, and de
mand increased attention from tho public
press. Politicians find it to their advantage
to attend and manifest an interest in the pro
ceedings. Tho veterans by whoso Ailor and
constancy the country was saved from dis
graceful surrender to Southern tyrany will do
well to make a note of theso facts and pull to
gether in the advancement of all objects which
tend to thc good of themselves or comrades.
As will bo seen by refcrenco to another col
umn the directory of tho Pennsylvania Rail
road lias been completely reorganized. Yice
President Cossatt retires from the road and
tho vacancy has Compelled a general rc-ap-porlionmcnt
of thc offices. Tho Pennsylvania'
Railroad was never so well managed as at pres
ent and wo may ho sure tLrd; it will always
maintain its prestige.
Elsewhere in our columns will bo found
an interesting interview with President Ar
thur on the evo of his return to New York
and the North. Tho President is one of thoso
rare men who knows how to preserve his dig
nity and at tho same lime put other people at
their caso in his presoncc. 3Io is a good typo
of the true American gentleman.
The Christiancy divorco caso, after drag
ging its slimy cotirso through moro filth than
usually attends a caso of oven this character,
was terminated on Wolncsday by .lodge Hag
ner, who cut the bonds between ex-Senator
Christiancy. and his spouse, by granting a di
vorco to thc former on grounds of desertion by
tho latter. Thero will bo no appeal taken from
thc decision of the chancellor.
Mahono is making a strong fight against
Dezendorf in tho latter's district in Virginia,
which has caused a llutter among tho straight
out Republicans. Some of tho Democrats of
tho State desire tho aid of Federal supervisors
of election for counties in this district to pre
vent fraud at tho polls. Tho district has a col
ored majority of three or four thousand and
Mahono is bending every energy to defeat De
zendorf. A colored man who lias been canvass
ing tho district against Mahono charges that
Mahoneites offered him a bribo of .$500 to retiro
from tho canvass.
The temperanco movement of forty years
ago began East and moved West. In J.872 this
movement was at its lowest ebb beforo its re
vival by tho Ohio crusade; but eight States,
three of which in New England had prohibi
tion laws, and two of which have since replaced
prohibition by a license system. Tho now pro
hibition movement is an appeal to tho people,
and beginning in tho West has worked east
ward. In 18S0 it carried Kansas, and last Juno
Iowa was carried by an overwhelming ma
jority. In both States tho important part of
tlie agitation was carried on by women. Tho
question is now being agitated in Pennsylvania,
and tho State temperance committeo called a
convention of friends of constitutional prohi-
bition, which met in Philadelphia on tho 18th
The Empress of Russia is a fine horsewoman.
Mrs. Scott-Siddons has abandoned tho stage.
Senator Fryo is recuperating in tho Adiron
dacks. W. W. Story, the sculptor, has returned from
Chief Justice Waitc is visiting in Now Lon
Josh Billings spent thc summer in tho White
Dr. D. W. Bliss is in Colorado en route to
Congressman Allen, of St. Louis, left an cs
tato of $5)57,000.
W. D. Howclls, tho novelist, will bo absent
in Europe a year.
Swinburne, tho English poet, contomplates
an American tour.
Two Philadelphia bicylists have just com
pleted a 000-mile journey.
Mr. Gladstone is still guarded by two special
officers armed with revolvers.
Senator David Davis will remain at Bloom
inglon, 111., till Congress meets.
Mayor Carter Harrison, of Chicago, has ar
rived in Now York from Europe.
Gcuoral Henry S. Kicrsted, a Mexican war
veteran, died in New York last week.
It is expected that Secretary Folgcr will visit
Nantucket boforo tho close of tho month.
Ex-Cadet Whittakor advertises a lecturo on
"Ears and tho Color-line at West Point."
The drum that John Bobbins beat at Bunker
Hill has been given to thc Bostonian Society.
Mr. Blaine was tendered a reception at Chic
ago on Monday evening by tho Union Leaguo
Ex-Senator Colliding is at Utica, whither ho
has boon summoned by tho serious illness of
M. Pasteur, tho distinguished French scien
tist, received $30,000 for investigating conta
Hon. A. M. Clapp and Frank nurno have
returned to tho city, after a thirty-days' visit
to Southern Colorado.
S. W. Hale, Republican candidate for Gover
nor of New Hampshire, is a wealthy manufac
turer, fifty-nine years old.
Jennie S. Tweed, aged twenty, an invalid
daughter of tho lalo "Boss" Tweed, died at
Litchfield, Conn., recently.
The Marquis de Manzanedo, who died a few
days ago, was tho richest man in Spain. He
left an estate of $20,000,000.
Bismarck, when a young man, had no car for
music, but was fond of thc accordeou. He hated
tenors, but liked comic actors.
Win.- H. Yanderbilfc has purchased Little
Round Island, in tho St. Lawrence, for $7,500,
a day's ordinary spending monoy.
Since the war Alex. 11. Stephens has col
lected moro than $500,000 war claims for South
ern people, without compensation.
' tmaster-General Howo is at Maniton
gs, Colorado, where he has gone in search
ief from an attack of asthma.
Jit -nard and John Kepler, of Bucks county,
V. twin brothers, though ninety-two years
.Id. .avo not been parted for a day.
' Ir C. C. Fulton, proprietor of tho Baltimoro
i r ;can, has returned from his holiday in Eu
V His letters have been charming.
'"'.'i. W- T Sherman and daughter, Col. J. C.
7i.' ill and wife, and Governor J. A. Patter
s ! Mid wifo visited Mount Washington on the
1 ;lt inst.
M..Tildcn is in excellent health, notwith
it' n ling thc newspaper reports of his illness,
'ikes two rides a day, and a long walk
' - jsler A. Arthur, Jr., tho President's son,
jaged to marry Miss Maud Crowley, tho
! 'iful daughter of Congressman Richard
v ley, of Now York.
Timothy Gay, the man who helped build
and run the first engine over tho road from
Albany to Schncctady, died at Hudson, Mich.,
on tho 3d inst:, aged eighty-one.
Jeff Davis recently reviewed tho German
troops of Nov,' Orleans. Ho is described ad
looking very well. His daughter, Miss Yarina,
is eighteen, and quito pretty.
Alex. H Stephens recently addressed a large
meeting at Atlauta from his roller-chair. A
plank was laid across thc stage to prevent tho
chair from rolling off tlie platform.
Captain Maynu Reid, tho English novelist,
has been placed on thc U. S. pension roll. Ho
was an officer of the First New York in tho
Mexican war, and was wounded at Chcpaul
tepec. Harry Lackey, colored, living near Social
Circle, Ga., at thc ago of ninety, has taken a
third wife. Ho already has fifty children. A
Ran Diego county (Cal.) man has thirty-two
A correspondent of tho Louisvillo Courier
Journal describes ex -President Hayes as enjoy
ing his leisuro in reading and" friendly corre
spondence, while Mrs. Hayes flits about tho
house like a sunbeam.
Mrs. Langtry appeared at the Imperial
Theatre, London, last week as Hester GazebrooJ;
in the play of " Unequal Match." It is ex
pected that sho will appear as Rosalind in tho
United States this season.
At Chicago, on Tuesday evening, from 20,000
to 30,000 pcoplo assembled to welcome Mayor
Harrison homo from Europe. An address of
welcome, by Francis A. Hoffman, jr., was re
sponded to by the mayor. ' -
Tho New York Sun publishes what may bc
regarded as an authorized statement that
Samuel J. Tildcn has retired from public lifo.
Ex-Senator John IT. Winterbotham has been
nominated lor Congress by tlie Democrats of
tho Thirteenth District of Indiana.
Judge O. B. Harrell, independent candidate
for Congress, has been indorsed by tho Third
District Republicans of Georgia.
Mr. E. B. Prottyman, of Montgomery county,
Maryland, has declined tho Democratic, nomi
nation for Congress in that district.
Tho young Congressman, Perry Bolmont,
has beon endorsed by thc Democratic conven
tion of Richmond county.
Tho California Democratic candidates for
Congress have expressed their sj-mpathy with
tho Civil Service Reform movement.
Ex-Secrotary Blaine is said to bo giving his
support to tho Virginia Straightouts, as against
Mahono and the Ecadjusters.
Tho Democratic Stato Convention of Nebraska
bus nominated J. Sterling Morton for Gov
ernor, and a full State ticket.
Tho repudiating Democrats of Tennessee
claim that all Democratic Congressmen and
candidates for Congress support Gen. Bato for
governor on the repudiation platform.
Tho members of tho G. A. R. of Brooklyn aro
working to securo tho nomination of Corporal
James Tanner, tho legless veteran, for Lieutenant-Governor
by tho Republican convention
It is believed that Col. John D. Wa3hburn,
who was a powerful factor in tho election of
Senator Hoar six years ago, will be manager of
tho Senator's re-election canvass.
Governor Colquitt, it is stated, has been
thinking of appointing B. H. Hill, Jr., of Ga.,
to fill tho unoxpired term of his father, tho
lato Senator Ben Hill. Mr. Hill will decline.
Ex-Secretary Blaine and Commissioner Eaum
left Maine and went direct to Chicago. Mr.
Blaine will canvass tho State for Eaum for tho
Colonel J. R. Winston has announced him
self as a Greenback candidate for Congress in
tho Fifth North Carolina district, and is mak
ing an active canvass.
According to tho official returns, thc wholo
voto cast at tho recent election for Governor
in Arkansas was 117,100, of which Berry (Dem.)
received 87,075 ; Slack (Rep.) 49,3o2; Garland
Tho Century, for October, comes laden with thc
choicest reading matter. A full page engraving
of President Lincoln occupies the post of honor
as frontispiece. Robert H. Lamborn contributes
" Life in a Mexican Street," handsomely illus
trated by Mary Hallock Foote. " Thc Corcoran
Gallery of Art'," in Washington, by S. G.W. Ben
jamin, with illustrations by Joseph Purcelland
J. H. Cooko, is a well-proparcd article and a just
compliment to ono of tho four principal art
galleries in tho United States. C. H Whito
furnishes a well written story, entitled " Five
Hundred Dollars." "The Gibralterof America,"
by Chas. II. Farnham, illustrated by Sandham
and Smith, is an instructive description of Que
bec. "How Lincoln was Nominated," by
Frank B. Carpenter, will amply repay perusal.
E. E. Farman shows how the Egyptian obelisk
was brought across tho ocean and set up in
Central Park. E. V. Smalley continues his
" Observations of thc New Northwest." David
C. Barrow describes a "Georgia Corn Shucking,"
with illustrations of tho happy-go-lucky race
whoso songs and dances enliven the toil of tho
frecdmen in tho sunny South. Charles G. Lo
land has an illustrated afticlo on "Handwork
in Public Schools." W. D. Howclls concludes
his charming story, "A Modern Instance,"
and Mrs. Burnett contributes chapter xii of
"Through One Administration."
Tho abovo comprises littlo moro than two
thirds tho contents of this splendid number.
Ifc is doubtful if so much and so great a variety
of oxccllcnt literature was ever beforo furnished
for tho money.
Lippincolt's Magazine, for October, opens with
"Norfolk New and Old." Charles B. Todd
tells tho story of tho ancient city; how it was
intended for a great commercial metropolis;
how it was outstripped in tho race by its north
ern rivals, and how, profiting bj' its position,
it is awakening to its advantages. Annio
Portor gives a graphic picture of tho overflow
of tho Mississippi, under tho title, "How I Es
caped from tho Floods." Kanuck describes
his experionco in "Bark Canoeing in Can
ada," and B. C. Baylor contributes "A Shocking
Example." Tho story of "Faery Gold" is in
its sixteenth chapter, lively and outcrtaiuing
as usual. M. H. Cathcrwood has a paper de
scriptive of "Camping on tho Lower Wabash."
Tho amusing "Monthly Gossip" is full of rich
ness, and constitutes a very readable portion
of tho Magazine.
Peterson's Magazine for October. Of tho fivo
pretty girls, whose full-length portraits adorn
this number, ono. wears a bridal veil. Tho
remainder aro arranged in a most bewitching
costume, which must bo seen to be appreciated.
"The Woodland Bath" forms tho frontispiece.
"Ne'er did Grecian chisel traco
A nymph, n nnid, or a ;?rnco
Of fairer form or lovlier fnce."
The literaturo is, as usual, chasto and pure.
Nothing finds its way into this exclusively
ladies' magazine which is in tho slightest de
gree offensive. An article on " Thc Khedive's
Harem," illustrated with several engravings,
is peculiarly appropriate to the period.
A beautiful'panncl piece engraved by Closson,
from a i picture by E. A. Abbey, cuitlcd "Au
tumn," forms tho froutispieco of Harper's for Oc
tober. A lady, by no means in the autumn of
life, decked with flowers and embowered in lux
uriant foliage, wearing a Gainsboro hat trimmed
with fragrant tuberoses and geranium leaves,
beneath which beams a lovely face ; her arms
aro demurely folded across her waist, and, on
tho pouting lips, sweet as a nectarine, lurks a
"comc-and-kiss-mo" expression peculiarly ap
propriate to the scene.
Tho table of contents embraces somo of tho
highest names in English literature. Tiio
illustrations, always well engraved and clearly
printed, aro by masters of tho profession. Mrs.
John Lillio continues her " Travels in Eng
land," aud in this number describes quaint
old Surrey. " Medical Education in New York,"
by William H. Rideing, with portraits of a
dozen of tho leading lights in tho profession, is
an interesting paper, notwithstanding its title.
"Certain New York Houses," by M. E. W.
Sherwood, beautifully illustrated by Lathrop
and Vaudcrhoof, affords a glimpso of tho in
terior of the residences of New York million
aires. "Thc Artistic Young Lady" standing
beforo her easel, surrounded by beautiful ob
jects of art, engraved by Iloskin, is a chef
d'nuvre of wood engraving. Mary Robinson
sketches the career of tho poet artist Dante
Gabriel Rossctti. " Old Miss Todd " is a story
told in her graceful stylo, by Rose Terry Cooke.
E. F. Madden, lato editor of thc Louisvillo
Post, gives a remarkably clever sketch of
Symmes and his theory, illustrated by W. M.
Laffau and J. C. Beard, showing " Symmes's
hole " as it would appear to a lunarian with a
telescope, a portrait of Jno. Cloves Symmes and
tho northward migration of animals. Tho
titles given constitute about one-half tho con
tents of this most interesting of periodicals.
Atlantic Monthly for October. Thomas Hardy
continues "Two on a Tower." Lady Cou
stontino discovers that her husband was alive
and comfortably married to a nativo princess
in East India, and that she, supposing him
dead, had married Swithin St. Ch-ove, and
now, to render hor marriage legal, it must all
bo dono over again. "Among tho Sabine
Hills," by Harriet W. Preston, is a scholarly
discription of tho classic ground immortalized
by Horace, and familiar to every school boy
.as tho land which furnished to tho Romans
their reluctant spouses. Tho poet Whitticr
contributes "Storm on Lako Asquam."
A cloud like that the old-timo Hebrew saw
On Carmol prophesying ruin lu-icun
To lift itfulf oVr wooded Cardcjnm
G'rov, mix and blaekeninj,', suddenly aflame.
Horace E. Scuddcr tells tho story of an En
Tho eighth chapter of "Studies in tho
South " contains tlie following sentence: "1
had seen so many drunken men in Kentucky
and Tenuessco that it began to seem that in
toxication was the normal stato for the inhab
tants of that part of our country." Tho reader
who knows anything of good society in thoso
States will regret that tho associates of tho
writer of Studios in tho South had not been of
moro respectablo character. "And Mrs. Somer
sham" (Agnes Pator) writes good and readablo
stories of homo life, genre pictures with tho
pen, in which portraits appear full of character
and strength. "Pilgrims' Isle," by Thomas
Williams Parsons; "Tho House of a Merchant
Prince," chapters NIX and XX, by William
Henry Bishop; "Tho Nation of thc Willows,"
by F. II. Gushing; "A Shadow Boat," byArlo
Bates; "Tho Red Man and tho Whito Man ;"
" Tho Salon of Madame Neckcr," and " Tho
Contributors Club" constitute tho attractive
table of contents of this most excellent magazine.
What tho Funny Fellows are Saying in tho Seus
papcrs. Out west a man is considered nobody unless
he has "killed his man." Thero is where
young physicians have tho advantage over the
average man in immigrating west. Lowell
Off: "You will find the painting looks better
a little way off," said the artist. And Fogij
asked, quito innocontly, "Would half a milo
be far enough off, do you think?" Boston
Dialogue near the sea, on a hotel piazza: "I
do not sec how you ladies can remain here two
months looking upon the changeless ocean."
"But tho men change," was tho reply of a
lady. Boston Journal.
A Chicago man, who was sleeping with a braco
of revolvers under his pillow, was robbed the
other night. Ho has thrown the weapons
down a well and married a woman who snores.
New York Commercial.
The dark sido : Tho ncgrophobist is so preju
diced that ho cannot believe that below his
skin the black man is very much like his whito
brother, but persists in looking upon tho dark's
hide. Boston Transcript.
A millionaire's troubles: Mr. Vandorbilt "3
troubled just at present with fears that upon
getting into tho other world he will not be ablo
to cither buy up the fumacesor bribo tho pres
ent proprietor. Tozan Oddities.
Tho only difference that we can think of
just now between tho girl you adoro and a bear
trap, young man, is that one bangs the hair and
tho other hangs tho bear. If this is not tho
proper kibosh wo do not want tho chroino.
It is now reported that Jeff Davis used to
play tho banjo. Reconciliation between tho
sections onco embroiled is now nearly com
pleted, and why should people throw out such
detracting stories about tho leader of a lost
cause. Let us have peace Lowell Citizen.
An eminent chemist has discovered traces of
alcohol in good natural spring water. That
explains it ! There's auother-myotery cleared.
We've been wondering for years how wo got
tho impression that our honest milkman was
serving us with milk punch every day. Boston
Bach olor ladies: Emily (littlo sister): "What
a large family thc spinsters must be! I hear
in church every Sunday that some of them aro
going to bo married." Frances (elder sister):
" O you little stupid ! Don't you know what
spinsters are ? Bachelor ladies, of course."
Churchyard luck: "How many children
havo you now?" a lady asked an old servant
tho other day. "Fourteen," ho replied. ""A
largo family, indeed." " Yes, ma'am," said tho
philosophic retainer; "but yon see I'm not like
manj- of my neighbors; I've never had any
churchyard luck with my children they all
lived." Boston Journal.
A Leadville preacher is visiting in Philadel
phia, and some brother clergymen, noticing
that he did not carry a watch, asked him how
ho managed to time himself during his Ser
mons. " Oh, that is simplo enough," replied
tho Leadville apostle. "I keep right on until
tho revolvers begin to click, and then I know
it is time to stop." Philadelphia A'chw. "
Littlo Johnny Fizzlctop, aged six years, who
is ono of an Austin family of ten children,
was taken out in a buggy for a ride, with his
mother, a few days ago. As they drovo post a
small cottago of two rooms, Johnny called his
mothers attention to it, who remarked that it
was a very small house. " Yes," replied John
ny, meditatively, "it's small, but it would bo
plenty big enough for our family if it wasn't
for, pa and the children." Texas Sifthnj3.
"This is no picnic," exclaimed Milligan, ar
riving at Nabnasset Saturday afternoon and
looking about him. "Why not?" asked hi3
companion. " Why not ? " Where is tho young
man with tho lavender pants I've heard so
much about? Where is the custard pie under
tho tree? Where is tho ant's nest, and the
man putting up the swing, aud the idiot rocking
a boat full of girls? Either my education has
been incorrcct,or you havo brought me hero
under false pretences. I want to go home! "
Ho lay in a swoon by the roadside. His hel
met was broken, his visor was cracked, his
garget was tarnished with the smoke of battle,
his breast plate was indented like a milk can,
his halberd was as dull as a five-cent barbers
razor, tho lock of his cross-gun was shattered,
his arquebuse was shivered, his quiver shook
like a canal horse with the heaves, his tabard
was in shreds, his ears were off, his eye was
gono, his nose was out of plumb, and his jaw
bone was paralyzed. Ho had been trying to
umpire a league base-ball game. ExcJiange.
Matrimonial: The most candid young man
in Austin is Nicodemus Murphy. He called at
the office of a wealthy citizen and came right
out and said: " I want to marry your daughter.
I can't livo without hor' "Aro you acquainted
with my daughter?" "Notintheleost." "How,
then, do you know you can't live without her?"
"Well, I heard you were going to givo her lots
of money when sho married, and my personal
expenses aro so heavy I can't livo without her
or somo othor woman who has got money to
support a husband." Texas Siftings.
A colored man was leading a tame fox around
tho market by a chain yesterday, in the en
deavor to find a purchaser, and a gentleman
finally asked : "What is tho animal good for,
anyway?" " Jist as good as an elephant,"-was
tho reply, "no's good for pcoplo to look at."
" What do you ask for him? " " Fifty dollars."
" Fifty dollars ! Why, who over heard of such
a price!" Tho man was moving away when
tho fox owner called to him : " Doan' you want
him ? " " No, sir ! " " Wall, doan' git skcercd
'causo I said fifty dollars. I sot dat figgcr so
as to gin yo a chanco to beat me down to ten
shillings, an' den if you hung on I was gwino
to drop to sovciity-fivo cents an' frow in do
chain. Detroit Free Press.
How We T.ooTt to Others.
From Uie Washington Critic
Tni: National Thiuune for this week is
newsier and more interesting than usual. Some
marked improvements are noticed in its now
From the Washington Post.
Tho last issuo of The National Tribune
appears very much improved in arrangement
and typographical dress, whilo the contents
show a selection of most interesting articles,
all of which aro calculated to revive the mem
ories of tho soldiers.
.From, thc Baltimore Day.
The National Tribune, tho organ of tho
Grand Army of tho Republic, published in
Washington, is an admirable weekly paper de
voted to tho intorests of the ex-soldiers of tho
United States, and it has recently undergone
some improvements which will make it much
moro attractive to tho genoral reader, chief
amongst which are arrangements for historical
sketches of famous battles and campaigns by
soldiers who participated iu them; a very full
agricultural department for farmers ; a homo
department for ladies, and a youth's department
for children. It is a bright, well edited and
attractive paper,, and is deservedly winning an
Tho South Carolina Republican State con
vention has decided to support tho Greenback