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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. 0., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1882.
'The Rational Tribune.
' "to care roa him who has dohnc the cattle, and for
his vo0w amd orphans." abraham lincoln.
The valkhty of the pudiic debt of the United
States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for
payment of pensions and bounties for services in 6UP-
PBEeUNG INSURRECTION OR BEBCLUON, SHALL NOT DE OUES-
noNco." Sec. 4, Art. XIV, Constitution of the United
I consider it the adlest fafer devoteo to the inter
ests OF THE SOLDIER PU&USHED IN THE COUNTRY. I EARNESTLY
ccvmeno it to all ccwraoes of the order."
CouvANcen-ivCHicr, G. A. R.
One Dollar per "Year.
2TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION Invariably cash in
advance. Money forwarded otherwise than by regis
tered LETTER, POSTAL MONEY ORDEH, OR DRAFT ON NEW
York, will be at the t.isk cf the sender, as also all
subscriptions paid to agents.
C2-RENEWALS. Subscribers cam always ascertain
THE DATE WHEN THEIR SUBSCRIPTION WILL EXPIRE DY LOOKING
AT THE NUMBER ON THE WRAPPER OF THEIR PAPEO, WHICH IS
THE SAME AS THAT OF THE WHOLE NIWBER " OF THE LAST
ISSUE WHICH THEY ARE ENTITLED TO RECEIVE.
X3"ADDRESSES. Addresses will be changed A3
OFTEN AS DESIRED, BUT SUBSCRIBERS HOULD IN ALL CASES
GIVE THEIR OLD AS WELL AS NEW ADDRESS.
CORRESPONDENCE. Correspondence is solicited
from every section in regard to all grand army, pension,
Military, Agricultural, Industrial, -nd Household mat
ters, and Letters to the Editca -will always receive
prompt attention. Write on ONE SIDE of the paper
435" ADVERTISING RATES. Wants (per Agate line)
10 CTS. ; THREE LINES 25 CT3. OTHER TRANSIENT ADVERTISING,
to ccNT pm line. Thirteen iNSCRTroNs 10 per cent, dis
count; TWENTY-SIX INSERTIONS 20 PER CENT. DISCOUNT J
fifty-two insertions so feu cent. diiiccunt. address all
The National. Tribune,
615 Fifteenth St., Washington, D. C.
ENTERED AT THE WASHINGTON TOST-OFFICl: AS SECOND-CLASS NATTER.
The National Tribune.
WASHINGTON, D. C, OCTOBER 12, 1SS2.
The numltcr of new suhwibers io The Na
tional. Tribune received during the iccclc
ending yesterday, October 11th, teas nine 7mn
drcd and seventy-seven ($77).
The number of pension certificates issued
and signed for the weok ending yesterday,
October lltli, was seven hundred and thirty
Comrades who receive sample copies of
this week's issue of The National Trib
une should take special pains to put them
in the hands of such of their ex-soldiers as
have not as yet enrolled themselves among
our subscribers. Let no veteran escape!
This pauper Government of ours, which
at the present time has a surplus in the
Treasury of only one hundred and fifty mil
lions of dollars or some such small matter
p:'ys to each soldier's orphan the munifi
cent pension of two dollars per month! And
yet there are Congressmen who declare that
the TM-usion list is honeycombed with fraud
and woukl'-glad.y vote to abolish it entirely.
Conradts, ought this iV.ct not to bind you
together like a bnd of brothers in support
of The .National Tribune and the prin
ciples which it advocates?
It will be stxu by reference to our Nov.'
York coirespondencc, this week, that our
Grand Army comrades in that Department
have determined to take the bull by the
horns, and to-morrow evening will hold a
mass meeting to initiate proceedings with a
view to preventing any discrimination
against the members of the Order and our
veterans generally in appointments to public
ofiice. This action has been prompted by
the frequent occurrence of flagrant violations,
both in letter and spirit, of the following
sections of the Revised Statutes:
"Sec. 1754. Persons honorably discharged
from the military or naval service by reason
of disability resulting from wounds or sick
ness incurred in the hue of duty, shall be
preierred for appointments to civil offices,
provided they are found to possess the busi
ness capacity necessary for the proper dis
charge of the duties of such offices."
TROVISO TO SEC. 3, CHAP. 287.
" That in making any reduction of force
in any of the executive Departments, the
head of such Department shall retain these
persons, who may be equally qualified, who
have been honorably discharged irom the
military or naval service of the United
States, and the widows and orphans of de
ceased soldiers and sailors."
We are glad to see that the members of
the Grand Army " know theix rights, and,
knowing, dare maintain."
The Equalization of Bounties is one of the
great measures of justice to the soldier which
The National Tribune- is determined,
despite all opposition, to secure from Con
gress. Upon this great wort it is concentrat
ing all its energies, and although disappoint
ments have been repeated!; encountered in
the past, it has lost neither confidence nor
courage. The principle involved in the
equalization of bounties is just, and, in the
end, it must prevail. Th-a eloquent words
of the late Senator Morton Indiana's war
governor are still ringing in our ears:
"Justice to the soldier cannot always be
deferred. It must and will triumph some
time." The time when it will triumph, we
believe, is close at hand, and all that is neces
sary now to insure the fulfillment of tho
Nation's promise to its lute defenders is for
them in a body, and as with one voice, to
demand that fulfillment. "We look to our
comrades of the Grand Army, as well as to
our ex-soldiers and sailors everywhere, to
strengthen our hands. We need their active
help and assistance. Congress must be made
to feel that at the back of The National
Tihibune are the hundreds of thousands of
brave and loyal citizens who saved the Union
from destruction. "When Congress once re
alizes that the demand for the Equalization
of Bounties is supported by such overwhelm
ing numbers, it cannot and will not withhold
ite assent. The effect of tho measure, as we
have repeatedly taken occasion to remark, iH
as simple as the principle involved in it.
All that it is necessary for auy one of our
veterans to do in order to ascertain the pre
cise amount of bounty to which he will bo
entitled under it, is to multiply tho number
of months which he served in the array by
eight and one-third dollars, and subtract
from that total the amount of bounty actu
ally received from the United States. Every
ono of our readers can thus figure out for
himself the exact extent to which he will
bo benefited by tho bill.
Endorsed Personully and OJQcially.
The following letter from Comrade Azel
Ames, Jr., tho distinguished Surgeon-General
of the Grand Army of the Republic,
"personally and officially" endorsing The
National Tribune as "entitled to the
approbation and support of all Grand Army
men and all Union soldiers and sailors,"
speaks tor itself:
Office of Surgeon-General,
12 Pomberton square, Boston, Oct. 9. 1SS2.
To the Editor National Tribune,
Washington, 1). 0.
Dear Sib: I have long boon of the
conviction that a strong, able, earnest, and
responsible paper devoted to the interests of
the soldiers and sailors of our late war for
the Union was a great and growing neces
sity. I am in constant receipt of the several
publications which aim at occupying this
lield and 1 have carefully examined them all
lrom timo to time, auxious to know Avhat
one was best entitled to my support and
confult-ncc, for I believe thai when a really
good tiling is established all should rally to
it and make it strong, that it may thus be
able to meet the demands upon it. 1 havo
satisfied myself that we of the Grand Army
find in your pnpfr moro nearly what, as an
organization or as individual.'., we need than
in any other one of the several alluded to.
"What the soldiers want is a clean, courteous,
fearless paper that is authority on all matters
that relate to them correct, reliable, new.-y,
and well ' made up.' This I judge you aim
to be, and I believe you will succeed if you
go on as you have begun ; and I am glad to
personalty and officially endorse tho action
of the past and present Commanders-in-Chief
in cordially approving The Tribune as
entitled to the approbation and support of
all Grand Army men and all Union soldiers
and sailors. Please send me The Tribune
from last January on, to my address, "Wake
field, Mass. Fraternally, yours,
Azll Ames, Jr.,
The endorsements of Past Commander-in-Chief
Merrill and the piescnt Commander-in-Chief
VanDervoort, to which General
Ames refers in his letter, arc as follows :
The held advocacy of The National
Tribune of the rights of the soldier elicits my
hearty approval. Keep on as you have begun,
and do not consider your vorlc accomplished
until every soldier who is entitled to a pension
rcceiies it, and every soldier's widow and every
soldier's child arc provided for by the Govern
ment. Signed) Geo. S. M err ill.
J cordially approve of the endorsement given
by Past Commander-in-Chief Jlerril! to The
National Tribune. I consider it the ablest
paper devoted io the interests of the soldier
published in the country. J earnestly commend
it to all comrades of the Order.
Signed) Paul VanDervoort.
Iu our issue of the ICth inst. wo took oc
casion to outline a simple and effective
method of establishing new Posts of tho
Grand Army in places where as yet none
had been founded. All that we asked our
readers to do was to send us the names of
any ex-soldiers residing in their neighbor
hood, and obtain the assent of at least ten
of them to join in an application to Depart
ment headquarters for the institution of a
Pofct, agreeing, on our part, upon receipt
of these names, to at once communicate with
tho National Headquarters at Omaha,
and make the necessary arrangements for
the mustering-in of the Post.
We are glad to see that some of our
readers have availed themselves of this sug
gestion. A correspondent at Nenia, 111.,
writes us as follows :
" I see from your issue of September IGth
that you propose to be the leader in estab-lii-hing
new Posts of the Grand Army, or at
least that you are willing to lead the Army.
Now, wo want to organize a Post at this
place, and we have the material and plenty
of good material, too for the purpose, but
we lack a leader, or rather there are a plenty
who are willing to lead, but we do not know
what steps are neccessary to be taken. We
can build up a Post of 125 members, I am
sure, in a very short time, if we can gel one
started right. I herewith send you names
of those who are willing to become mem
bers." We have also received the following letter
from a subscriber at Milan, Sullivan county,
"Wo have a few old soldiers in this vi
cinity, and we are anxious to organize a
Grand Army Post in this county. We would
like to know how to proceed. Where can
we get the necessary papers, and what
would it cost?"
From Kcd Cloud, Webster county, Neb.,
another correspondent writes us as follows:
"I think your plan for helping along the
Ginud Army is a good one, and to aid 3Tou
in the work, I send you herewith the names
of some ex-soldiers at Guide L'ock, Nebras
ka. There is no Post at this place, and
I think a little light on the subject would
Still another subscriber at Bloomington,
111., writes us:
"If it is not asking too much, will,
you please tell me what the Grand Ar
my of the liepublic is; what are its
objects; whether or not soldiers may be
come members of it, and how? I have often
read and henid of the Grand Army, but I
know nothing about it."
The writer of this last letter was a private
in Co. D, Eighth Missouri volunteer infantry,
and of course he is prima facie entitled to
become a member of the Grand Army. For
his information, as well as tho rest of our cor
respondents and readers, we republish below
Article 1 of the Utiles and Regulations of the
Grand Army, relating to the formation of
Section 1. A Post may be formed by
the authority of a Department Commander,
or of tho Commander-in-Chief where no
Department organization exists, on the ap
plication of not less than ten persons eligible
to membership in the Grand Army of the Re
public, unless acting under a legal and un
Sec. 2. No charter shall be surrendered
by any Post so long as ten members thereof
demand its continuance, nor unless a propo
sition to surrender the charter shall have
been made at a stated meeting at least four
weeks before tho timo of action, and duo
notiee given to every member of the Post.
(See Article IV, Section 4.)
Sec. 3. A Pest disbnuded, whether bc
foieor sinco the annual session of the Na
tional Encampment in 18G9, may be reor
ganized with its originnl name and number,
provided that these shall not have been ap
propriated. In such reorganization a new
charter shall bo issued without fee, bearing
the names of the new as well as the old
members petitioning therefor.
Sec. !. The rank of Po.sts shall be de
termined by the date of the charter under
which they are acting.
It will be seen that the preliminary steps
neccessary to be taken in order to establish
a new Post in auy Department of the Grand
Army are very simple and easily carried
out We shall take pleasure in forward
ing to the National Headquarters at
Omaha the above applications, and, in
the course? of a few days, the necessary
papers will doubtless be forwarded, with full
instructions as to the method of procedure ;
and, as soon as these new Posts have been
mustered in, Tiie National Tribune will
bo happy to publish a fall account of their
organization, and give the names of their
officers. Meanwhile, we urge our ex -soldiers
at every place which is at present
without a Grand Army Post, to make appli
cation for the establishment of a Post there
through tho medium of The National
Tribune. The labor involved in answer
ing their letters and communicating with
the National Headquarters is considerable,
but The National Tribune count3 it as
nothing compared with tho good results
which are likely to flow from it. We want
to see 100,000 new recruits enrolled in
the Grand Army before the close of Commander-in-Chief
tion, and wo believe it can be done. There
are many remote places in various sections
of tho country which cannot be reached
through the ordinary recruiting agencies of
the Grand Army, but which can be directly
canvassed through the columns of The Na
tional Tribune, and what we propose to
do is to supplement the work of tho regular
Department Commanders in such a way as
to canvass the entire country in the interest
of the .Order.
Comrades, lend us your aid !
Tho Tribune's Politics.
In our political columns this Aveok will be
found, as usual, a carefully prepared digest
of the latest developments of the campaign,
including tho returns from the Ohio and
West Virginia elections. It is the policy of
The National Tribune to record impar
tially the doings of both parties, and to portray
with as much accuracy as possible the vary
ing phases of the canvass. It is not a part of
its policy to engage actively in the discussion
of partizau politics. It recognizes tho fact
that among its readers, as among the members
of the Grand Army and our ex-soldiers gen
erally, there are adherents of all political
parties, who have the right to their own
opinions and are entitled to the fullest
measure of respect. Some of them, doubt
less, believe in free-trade principles; others
are as strongly pursuaded that protection is
the bulwark of American industries. Some,
we suppose, may be classed as an ti-Administration
men and othors under the familiar
term of Stalwarts. Among our Iscw York
readers we suppose there are some Tam
many adherents and some bitter enemies of
John Kelly. We do not care to inquire
into the opinions which they individually
hold touching the merits of this or that
candidate and this or that party. It is
enough for us to know that they believed
that the war for the preservation of tho Un
ion was a righteous war and that those who
fought to maintain the integrity of the
Republic are entitled to the full measureof the
compensation which the Government of the
United States obligated itself to render in
return for their services. Upon this plat
form we can all stand Republicans and
Democrats, Grceubackers and Hard-money
men, Free-traders and Protectionists, Prohib
itionists and Liquor-leaguers. We believe,
and we maintain, that this is a platform
stronger, broader, and more indestructablo
than that of any political party.
T We believe, too, that its claims upon our
ex-soldiers are greater than those of any so
called party platform, and, believing this,
we unhesitatingly say that it is .the duty of
every ex-soldier, whatever his party affilia
tions, to oppose the election of every candi
date for Congress who is not willing to stand
upon that platform, be he Democrat or Re
publican, Greenbackor or nard-mouoy man,
Prohibitionist or Liquor-Leaguerer. We do
not ask our Democratic readers to vote
against the nominees of their own party for
Congress, where they are pledged to vote for
legislation in the interest of the soldier, nor
do we ask our Republican readers to vote
against Republican candidates where they
arc known to bo heartily in favor of such
legislation, but we do ask both our Demo
cratic and Republican readers to vote against
the candidates of their own party whenever
they have good reason to suspect their loy
alty to tho soldier. Tho time has come when
our ex-soldiers must make their influence
felt, if they would obtain from Congress tho
justice which i3 duo them, and they can only
make that influence felt by exhibiting their
strength at the polls.
Official History of the Wuv.
The early volumes of tho official his
tory of the "War of the Rebellion," ordered
by Congress, a notice of which appeared in
The National Tribune of September 28,
are exhausted, with tho exception of a few
copies held by book-dealers, who have ad
vanced the price to two or three dollars per
volume. There arc none in the hands of the
Government Printer. As the plates are elec
trotyped, it is possible Congress may order
an extra edition of these volumes, in which
case it would be well for soldiers who desiro
to obtain this valuable work to leave their
names with tho Representative of their
Congressional district, and so secure tho
By the provisions of a law passed at the
last session the volumes will hereafter be
placed in the hands of tho Adjutant General
of the Army, who will distribute them upon
orders given by Senators and Representa
tives in Congress.
The acquisition of these books by the
book-dealers has become a National nui
since. Hangers on about the Capitol obtain
orders from Congressmen for the work and
sell it to tho dealers, depriving those for
whose benefit it is published of their right
ful share in the work. The object of placing
the volumes in the hands of the Adjutant
General of the Army is that a list may bo
kept of those receiving the work, and so
prevent any one person from receiving more
than one copy. Heretofore it has been pos
sible for an industrious Jeremy Diddler,
gifted with a good supply of brass, to accu
mulate enough Government publications to
pay his board all winter.
Campaigns of the Civil "War.
Messrs. Charles Scribner's Sons, 743 Broad
way, New York, are entitled to the well
earned fame of having contributed to the
war literature of the period the most reliable
series of books relating to tho War of the
Rebellion yet offered to the public.
The authors have had full access to the
official records and have made free use of the
privilege, besides having had the advantage of
intelligent observation of the events that
Commencing with the "Outbreak of the
Rebellion," Mr. John G. Nicolay traces the
course of treason through all its ramifica
tions in legislative halls, through the various
Departments of tho Government and the
Army, and follows it to its culmination in
secession. General M. F. Force takes up the
organization of the Armies of the West and
describes their operations from ,: Fort Henry
to Shiloh." McClellan's campaign of 18G2
is treated by General Alexander S. Webb,
under the title of " Tho Peninsula." " The
Army Under Pope," by Mr. John G. Ropes,
brings the reader down to the summer of
1802, when General Lee by rapid marches
crossed tho Potomac and carried the war
" Antietam aud Fredericksburg," written
by General Francis W. Palfrey, follows,
when General Abner Doubleday takes up
the story aud tells how the fields of " Chan
cellorsville and Gettysburg" were lost and
"The Campaigns of Grant in Virginia,"
by General Andrew A. Humphreys, not yet
published, will complete the operations of
the Eastern armies.
In the West, "The Army of the Cumber
land," by General Henry M. Cist, follows
General Force's book, and traces the career
of that magnificent army from Shiloh to
Chickamauga. Sherman's Atlanta campaign
is described, under tho title of " Atlanta,"
by General Jacob D. Cox, who also writes
" The March to tho Sea Franklin and Nash
ville." The volumes are small and neatly printed
in clear type, and to those who desire an
epitomized history of the great civil war in
a form convenient for handling, these vol
umes will prove of inestimable value.
They are illustrated with maps and sup
plied with abstracts from the monthly re
turns of both tho Union and confederate
Indeed, they should be in the library of
every intelligent American citizen, whether
he bore a part in putting down the rebellion or
not ; while to the soldier who took a hand in
the fray, to whom the story of the war is
ever new and interesting, these volumes
will prove a rare treat. To give all our
readers an opportunity to procure them
without money and without price, wo have
placed them on our list of premiums, and
offer tho ten volumes for a club of fifty
" A love for books is a great safeguard, as
well as an unlimited source of enjoyment.
We have great compassion for those who
declare that they have 'no taste for reading,'
and who look upon tho time spent with
books as wasted. They miss so much, it
seems to us. How wearily the time hangs
on their hands if from any cause they are
disabled from taking part in tho active
duties of life. A love for reading and ma
terial to satisfy it renders one quite inde
pendent of earthly sunoundings. Like the
magic carpet, which had the power to trans
port its owner whithersoever he listed, a
good book can bear ono away to realms of
enjoyment beyond the atmosphere of weari
ness and caie. Many mothers congratulate
themselves when their boys, poring over
some interesting book, do not 'bother them; '
that all is well, when, if they were aware of
the character of tho literature they were
perusing, would shudder."
Wo find the above in one of our ex
changes, and heartily endorse the sentiment.
Tho taste for reading sensational novels and
papers is a natural outgrowth of the stirring
scenes in which the country was engaged
about the time when the boys of this period
To all such adventurous spirits whose
souls are full of ardent longing to break tho
monotony of home life and rush into tho
busy tumult of the great world, The Na
tional Tribune brings its weekly budget
of mariial scenes and daring exploits a
thousand times more perilous than can be
portrayed by tho novelist, just as truth sur
passes fiction in the pathos aud sublimity of
If every soldier reader of The Tribune
will relate the story of the most perilous
hour of his life briefly, concisely, giving date
and location, for the entertainment of its
readers, it will no longer bo necessary for the
boy of the period who reads the heroic record
to seek stimulus for his active brain in the
mock tragedy of fiction, or to expend ki3
surplus sympathy upon imaginary heroes.
Tho Siege or KnnxvlUe.
The opening of this important chapter in
tho history of the War of tho Rebellion
brings into prominent notice the strength of
the contending forces.
A map of the Valley of the Tennessee,
taken from a topographical map at Army
Headquarters and engraved expressly to ac
company this article, will enable tho reader to
follow the movements of the troops of both
A description of the masterly movement
of General Willcox from Bnll'3 Gap, across
two rivera and two ranges of mountains,
to Cumberland Gap, thus affording to Gen
eral Burnsido a strong support in his rear,
occupies tho greater portion of the present
We have received 5,000 copies of Vennor's
New Weather Almanac for 1SS3, and in appear
ance it bears out all that we have hitherto said
of it. For farmers, workingmen, and, indeed,
all classes, there is no almanac that can compare
with it, and the low price at which we offer it
to the public encourages us to bolievo that it
will be in great demand. To make sure of get
ting a copy, we advise each of our readers to
wriro for ono without delay.
A Chut About Our Cluls.
C. O. Diffenbacher, late hospital steward,
Ono Hundred and First Pennsylvania volun
teers, and an Andersonville survivor, has sent
twenty-seven new subscribers in the past four
weeks from Ogdensburg, New York.
Jos. H. Fisher, Commander of Johnson Po3t,
No. 3, Owensboro, Kentucky, has sent twenty
W. T. Powers, of Chicopee, Massachusetts has
sent us fifteen.
August Kisscll, of Theresa, New York, for
merly of the Ninety-fourth New York volun
teers, who says he "received tho kind treat
ment of Libby, the pleasures and comforts of
Belle Isle and tho Hell Pen of Salisbury,"
sends us $10 and tho names of ten subscribers
to show his appreciation of The National
Dtiluth, tho " Zenith city of the uusalted
seas." as J. Proctor Knott dubbed her, is ono
of The Tribune's strongholds. Comrade C.
A. Nichols, sends us thirteen new subscribers,
swelling our list at that placo to fifty-four.
Time and distance offer no insurmountable
obstacles to the dissemination of The Na
tional Tribune. One of the largest clubs
this week comes from Washington Territory.
Comrade T. Pintler, of Dayton, sends us thirty
The National Tribune goes to over 600
post offices in Illinois, and that State has al
ways been ono of its richest fields. Comrade
Wm. II. Victor, of St. Elmo, sends us twenty
Salvini, tho actor, sailed from Havre Satur
day for New York.
Henry M. Stanley, the African explorer, has
left Brussels and gone to London.
General Adams, late United States minister
to Bolivia, has arrived in Panama.
One hundred and twenty-six cases of divorco
are on the dockets of the Boston courts.
Senator Beck and wife, of Kentucky, havo
apartments at the Ebbitt House, in this city.
Senator McPhcrson, of New Jersey, arrived
at New York by the steamship Elbe on Satur
day. Gen. W. W. Dudley, Commissioner of Pen
sions, is confined to his house with a severo
The Rev. T. DoWitt Talmago offered Engi
neer Melville $200 to lecture at tho Brooklyn
Tabernacle, but ho declined.
W. T. Silk, a well known fish cnlturist from
Northampton, Englaud, is collecting a stock of
black bass for British waters.
Mr. William Crawford, for many years gen
eral agent in Baltimore of the Philadelphia,
Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad, died
The Rev. Charles Spurgeou, Jr., a son of the
noted London preaeher, is to speak before the
convention of members of tho Young Men's
Christian Association in Chicago this week.
Attorney-General Brewster is not expected
to return to Washington for several davs vet.
Ho has engagements to speak in the Penn
sylvania campaign at Pittsburg aud llarris
burg. Tho Marquis of Lome asserted in a speech at
Victoria, British Columbia, the other day, that
the whole line of the Canadian Pacific, from
Montreal to the ocean, will be opened by Jan
uary 1, 1S37.
A lad of eighteen named William Martin,
applied at police headquarters, New York, on
Saturday for a permit to carry a pistol. He
said he wanted to shoot President Arthur. Of
course ho was crazy.
Colonel Henry Clay Fisk, clerk of the Pacific
Railroad Committee of tho House of Represen
tatives, has been mysteriously missing since
tho 36th of June last. His wife and two
daughters, residing at Corry, Pa., are nearly
distracted, having aimost given up hope of his
James Thomas, Jr., Richmond's wealthiest
citizen, died recently, aged 75 years. The de
ceased was a native of Caroline county, Vir
ginia. He was enlaced in the tobacco business,
which he successfully conducted for half a
century and became a millionaire. He was a
prominent member of the Baptist Church.
Mrs. Governor A. R. Shepherd and children
will return from Mexico early next mouth.
Apartments for their accommodation for tho
winter have been engaged at the Gilsey House,
New York. The children will attend school in
Now York during tho winter. Governor
Shepherd himself will not return North until
some time next spring, tho workings of his
celebrated mines at Batopilas requiring his
personal supervision a few months longer.
A large maiblu-cutting establishment of Mus
catine, Iowa, has just been awarded the contract
for erecting a monument over tho grave of
Jesse James. The monument will be of red
beach granite, and will stand twelve or four
teen feet high, bearing tho plain and simplo
inscription: ".My husband; Our father; Jesse
James, died April 2, 18S2; ago 3i ycai-s G
months S days." Tho contract was signed by
Mrs. Jesse James, and the stone was selected
David F. Power, ono of the best known men
in tho South, died Monday at tho Charity Hos
pital, in New Orleans, after a long illness. Ho
was born in Charlestown, Mass., and served in
the Navy during the war as Acting Assistant
Paymastor. Ho was on tho Mississippi, of
Farragut's fleet, when tho forts were run and
tho city of Now Orleans was taken. Aftor tho
war ho settled in Now Orleans, and was em
ployed in the revenue service. Ho served as
Brigadier-General and Paymaster on the staff
of Governor Warmouth. For tho past fow
years ho has been light-keeper at Milneberg,
until ill-health drovo him to the hospital. At
tho time of his death ho was Chaplain of Mower
Post, G. A. R.
Congressman William Stello nolman, of
Indiana, commonly known as "Objector" Hot
mail, aud called by admiring Democratic friends
the " Watchdog of tho Treasury," lives on tho
farm where ho was born, in Dearborn county.
It is a beautiful spot, on a high bluff overlook
ing tho Ohio river, and a wide stretch of laud
in Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. Mr. Holman
is a man of medium height, rather slender,
with a pleasant, intellectual face. Ho has a
frank, cordial manner, but is described as being
so restless as to make ono nervous to watch
him. Ho drops into a seat, talks rapidly
for a minute, then bounces up like a rubber
ball and paces tho floor, still talking energetically.
What the Fanny Fcllou are Saying in the News
papers. " You shock me," said tho corn to the far
mer. The balloonist is the fellow for a high old
Front gates bear fruit pairs. LTurrygraph
Leader. Boots elevens ole man'a. Burlington
One half the world don't know how the
other half lies. Wo speak from experience.
The prohibitory law i3 a terrible shock to
Iowa drunkards. It quite takes their breatb.3
away. Boston Tost.
Beauty and bashfulness are oftan united.
Yet the prettiest maiden hs admired for her
cheek. News Letter.
The time wasted by men in feeling in tho
wrong pocket would make the next generation
rich, if they had it. Detroit Free Bras.
Her lover was a chimney sweep, and named
Will. Sho called him Will o' tho wisp. Jacaem
Mascotte. Of courso this was when she wispered
yes to his soot.
"Telegraph blue" 13 a new color. It la tho
shade of a man's face when ho gets a dispatch
from his broker asking for more margin. Bos
ton Commercial Bulletin.
"I am in favor of free trade," were the swell
ing -words of a seedy-looking fellow. It was tho
unanimous opinion of those who heard him that
instead of free trade he meant free lunch.
"I don't see what a man wants to lie abed in
the morning for," remarked Lawyer Suitem.
"Of courso not," said Fogg. "It would be no
recreation for one whoso business is to lie all
day." Boston Transcript.
"Hold up your hands," yelled the Western
outlaw as ho boarded a palace car and showed
his pistols. "Aro you a road agent? " asked a
frightened passenger. "Yes." "Thank hea
ven ! I feared you were another porter. Phil
The editor of the Key West Democrat is said
to be only forty inches high and weighs but
thirty-five pounds. Yhen the man with a club
comes in to interview "the chap whowroto
that article," tho editor of tho Democrat crawls:
into his paste-pot and pulls down the lid.
New York Commercial Advertiasr.
Regimental orders: Volunteer captain "Ah,
Sergeant Jones, didn't I send you an order to
bo at headquarters on Monday at nine o'clock
with a corporal and six men, for duty?"
Sergeant "Yes, sir; bnt I think if there was
a little moro 'request' and a little less ' order,
it would be (ahem!) better!" London Punch.
Scrambled snakes' eggs are tho new dish,
and as yet there seems to be no particular
directions for preparing them in the cook
books. We would suggest, however, that you
go out into the country until you find a nest
with eggs, and then, when the snake put3 in
its appearance, it will come natural to you to
scramble some. Lowell Citizen.
A lad who had been bathing wa3 in the act
of dressing himself, when ono of his shoes
rolled down the rock and disappeared in tho
water. In attempting to rescue it he lost tho
other ono also, whereupon, contemplating his
feet with a most melancholy expression, ho
apostrophized: "Well, you're a nice pair of
orphans, ain't you?" Brooklyn Eagle.
FOR SUNDAY AFTERNOON.
A Little Something About What is Golnjr On In the
There aro 101 Sunday-school3, with 3,76-1
scholars, in Japan.
Tho membership of the Moravian Church
throughout the world is 300,000. There are
11,000 members in this country.
A church in a country village recently cir
culated a paper among the congregation asking
for contributions "for the purpose of paying
tho organist and a boy to blow the same."
At a meeting of the Diocesan Convention of
Central Pennsylvania, at Beading, Tuesday, a
committee of eight, with Bishop Howe as chair
man, was appointed to divide the diocese into
two equal parts.
Tho bequest of the late Dr. Musgrave of
$30,000 to Princeton College will not be avail
able for eleven years. By that time it and its
increase at four per cent, will amount to $50,
000, the income of which sum is to be expended
on the salary of a professor. The professorship
is to bear Dr. Musgrave's name, as a pleasant
tribute to his beneficence.
An appeal to Christendom has been published
to subscribe for the complete restoration of the
Castle Church, Wittenberg. This is the church
where Martin Luther placarded his ninety-fivo
theses on the door. The Prussian Parliament!
would not even vote a few pound3 for the de
sired object, and therefore tho 30,000 required
is to bo raised by public subscription.
A Sunday school child made a reply to her
teacher which had a great deal of truth in it
and a wholesomo lesson for all who teach.
" How is it, my dear," inquired tho teacher,
" that you do not understand this simplo
thing?" "I do not know, indeed," she an
swered with a perplexed look ; " but I some
times think I havo so many things to learn
that I have not time to understand.
The Salvation Army has invaded Spain, and
haughty Castilo is expected to succumb to tho
blandishments of tho "Hallelujah Lasses"
presiding over a tremendous " free and easy."
A detachment of tho army recently appeared
in the streets of Madrid with clarionets and
tamborincs, and delivered hell-fire addresses In
tho English tonguo. Tho people looked on in
stolid wonder, supposing them to be a troop of
It is a raro thing that the membership
of a church is increased six hundred per cent.
in one day. Yet such a phenomenal growth
took placo in the Welsh Church at Irwin Sta
tion, near Pittsburgh. Several neighboring
pastors came together and found the church
with ono member a woman, of course and
left it with seven members; three men and
three women having been added. One deacon
was elected and notico given for tho election
There is a church in Michigan which has
been struck by lightning a dozen times, and
now, whenever tho preacher shows signs of get
ting long-winded and passing from his "sev
enthly " to an " eighthly " the organist slyly
imitates the sound of approaching thunder on
the pedals. "Tho way that preacher dives into
the ' conclusion,'" says tho Independent, "and
rushes througn it and starts the Doxology Is a
caution. Tho congregation would not part with
tho organist for a million of dollars.
The difficulties attendant on candidatlng for
church pastorates are made painfully evident
by an incident which happened a few weeks
ago in connection with a vacant church. A
man supposed to be influential with tho com
mittee received a very urgent letter from a
minister of another denomination, saying that
he was ono of twin brothers, both ministers,
and that together they wero willing to under
take pulpit aud pastoral duties for one salary,
and, lot them once appear in that pulpit, he was
suro tho plan would work. Tho letter was
passed to a prominent member of the commit
tee, who, after perusing it, pleasantly remarked
that " undoubtedly all tho brain3 in those two
head3 would bo demanded, but tho committee
must insist on having them under but on hy