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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. C, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1882.
THE NEWS OF THE WEEK.
Henry Ward Bcccher Withdraws From
the Congregational Church.
AN OUTLAW SURRENDERS.
Another Dismal Record of
Crimes and Casualties.
At the meeting of the- Congregational Asso
ciation of Brooklyn nnd New York Churches,
at the Park Congregational Church, Brooklyn,
Rev. Henry Ward Bcccher addressed tlio asso
ciation for over two and a-half hours. lie closed
by announcing his withdrawal from the asso
ciation. He assigned as a reason that as a
Christian gentleman he could not afford to lay
on anybody the responsibility of his views. Ho
could not afford to ask tho association to defend
him. He could not make them responsible in
any way, and, therefore, now, in the greatest
love and sympathy, he laid down his member
ship and should go forth, ho said, not to bo
separated from thein, but really to bo nearer
them. Mr. Beccher explained that he made
this exposition in order to meet tho loose gen
eral representations and misrepresentations in
respect to what ho believed and taught. Ho
spoko of tho barbarous notion that God is
clothed with human passions. Terms of that
kind wero not wanting in the Old Testament,
but men had constructed their conception of
God from the example of their animal inclina
tions and appet ites, not from tho example of
their reason and their moral sense, and so wo
had a barbarous conception, and that was spir
itual barbarism. Tho whole view of God which
was laid down in tho confession of faith of tho
"Westminster school in relation to the decrees
and in relation to the whole process aud opera
tion of divine grace Mr. Bcecher held this
view of God's character to stand ovor against
the representation of God as niado by the Lord
Jesus Christ, as a frightful gorgen stood ovor
against the head of an Apollo in the heathen
mythology. Any attempt to divide tho func
tions was inutile. He believed in a Providenco
who overrules human life by and through nat
ural laws. Christ was infinite within finite
limits, and in taking His place as man He be
came subject to the laws of time, space, and
matter. Mr. Beccher said he' believed fully,
enthusiastically, without a break or a single
line of tremulous aberration, in the divinity of
Christ. Christ was God manifest in tho flesh.
Frank James, the notorious outlaw, surren
dered himself to Governor Crittenden, of Mo.,
at Jefferson City on the 5th instant. He sim
ply pemarked: "Governor, I am Frank James.
I surrender my arms to you. I havo removed
the loads from them ; they arc not loaded. They
have not been out of my possession since 1S61.
No other man has over had them since. I now
. give them to you personally. I deliver myself
to you and tho law." Governor Crittenden re
ceived tho proffered belt, pistol, and cartridges,
and with courtesy requested Frank James to
be seated ; saying that he was very glad to meet
him, particularly in this manner. Frank James
answered that he had come in and surrendered
himself because ho desired to do a3 holiad done
for years that is, live tho life of a law-abiding
citizen. He hoped to be able to prove that ho
was not bo bad as he had been painted. Al
though he had been living the life of a quiet,
orderly, and law-abiding citizen for four years,
he well knew that everything criminal and
bad that had been committed of late years had
been credited to him. To tho governor he said,
with more earnestness in his tone than he had
hitherto shown: "If some one were to assas
sinate you, although I might bo able to prove
myself entirely innocent, I would not be able
to convince people that I was guiltless of the
crime. Thoy have been in tho habit of attrib
uting all manner of crimes to me, and are
ready to believe anything they hear."
Tho Mormon conference, at Salt Lake City,
adjourned on Sunday. The talk was more bit
ter than usual. Mr. Cannon said that no power
on earth nor in hell could check or prevent the
onward march of the kingdom of God. He did
not feel defiant, but that he must obey tho
Lord and bo faithful to his commands, what
ever penalties man might inflict. President
Taylor said : "Any man or set of men who cur
tail or deprive us of our constitutional rights
are tyrants and oppressors. We intend to law
fully contend for our rights, inch by inch."
The board of education was restrained by an
injunction from contracting for school books
for the public schools which contain forty per
cent, of Mormon sectarian matter. The re
turns of tho registration havo been published,
showing 34,000 names, four out of niuo being
of men, and three out of four Mormons.
The separation of the nucleus of Crul's comet
into three parts was again seen by U. C. Maine,
of Rochester, X. Y. This observation bears out
his theory that tho fragments revolvo about a
common centre of gravity, alternately closing
and separating. A separation was seen by Mr.
Maine on September .'30. By October 2 tho
parts had nearly closed up. On tho 5th Mr.
Barnard saw a second separation. Again tho
parts wore partially closed together. On tho
8th Professor Broolts saw a pear-shaped nu
cleus, and on tho 9th Mr. Maine saw a separa
tion. The separations thus occur in periods of
about four days.
Tho Australian Cricket Team, whoso tour
through England and Scotland during the
summer caused much interest in cricketing
circles, arrived in New York Sunday afternoon
on board tho Guiou line steamship Alaska.
The members of the team are all native-horn
Australians. Their average age is twenty
seven years, and their average woight about
1G0 pounds. Tho following aro their names:
W. L. Murdock, captain; T. Horan, G. J. Bon
ner, G. Palmer, J. Blackhaw, T. W. Garrett,
S. P. Jones, G. Griffin, II. Boyle, F. R. Spofford,
H. H. Massic, A. C. Bannennan, aud C. Beal.
They defeated the New York eleven on Mon
day. A cabinet meeting was held at President
Arthurs New York residence Tuesday, Secre
taries Toller, Chandler and Lincoln aud As
sistant Postmaster-General Ilatton being pres
ent. Nothing was made public concerning tho
proceedings, although Secretary Chandler said
that judge Folger's name was not mentioned,
lu tho afternoon tho President, accompanied
by his son Allen, and Secretaries Chandler and
Lincoln and Assistant Postmaster -General
Hatton, left for Boston by the Fall Eiver
Some now cases of yellow fever have occurred
at ranches in the vicinity of Brownsville,
Texas. Lieutenant Ninnie, at Fort Brown, is
extremely ill, and his recovery is scarcely ox
p&cted. Fifty now cases wero reported Tuesday
at Pensacola, Fla., and three deaths. There
have been 1,350 cases to date, 115 of which were
fatal. There is much distress among the poor
who havo been thrown out of employment by
the epidemic, especially among the colored
people. An appeal is made to the country at
large for aid.
It is announced that tho American Public
Health Association will hold its tenth annual
session at Indianapolis, Indiana, beginning
Tuesday, October 17, and ending Friday, Octo
ber 20. Tho Sanitary Council of the Missis
sippi Valley has issued a call for a meeting at
the same time and place.
Tho St. Louis exposition was a complete suc
cess. Tho procession of the Veiled Prophets
October 3 was viewed by over 130,000 visitors
to the city.
The Tariff Commission has been holding
sessions at Pittsburg the past week, and to
morrow will begin its sittings in Philadelphia.
Telegraphic communication has been estab
lished between Callao, Peru, aud the .United
CRIMES AND CASUALTIES.
A special dispatch from Waupaca, Wis., says:
"A daring murder and bank robbery occurred
hero Sunday night, tho victim being H. C.
Mead, a wealthy bankor, who had been in busi
ness here for thirty years. IIo was an eccen
tric bachelor of 60, who slept in the bank, and
boarded at a hotel. On Monday ho failed to
appear at breakfast or dinner. A messenger
was sent to tho bank and found it locked.
Going to a back window ho discovered the wiro
serpen cut, the window let down from the top,
and Mead lying in a pool of blood on tho floor.
Investigation showed tho head and face horri
bly mangled with shot, as if both barrels of a
double-barreled shot-gun had been discharged
at him at short range. It is supposed the as
sassins shot him from the window while he was
sitting at a table writing. The safo was un
locked, and tho assassins had carried oil' several
thousand dollars in currency, gold, and bonds.
Tho exact amount is not known. There is no
clno to tho murderers. Mead was worth over
At New York on tho 4th inst. Jnme3 S. Tain
ters, a lineman in tho employ of tho Brush
Electric Light Company, accidontly received a
shock from a lino which he was adjusting, and
was almost instantly killed. Ho was at work
at tho top of a polo making a now connection
for the wire. When ho received tho shock ho
did not fall to tho ground, being caught in tho
lino, no was taken down, but died shortly
after, being carried to tho station-houso. Tho
skin on tho palms of both hands was hanging in
strips, as though it had been seared off with a
hot iron, aud tho man's face in death bore a
look of intense agony. Ho was a married man
Tho steamer Herder, of the Hamburg-American
line, ran ashoro at tho eastward head of
Long Beach, about three miles west of Capo
Eace, at two o'clock Monday morning, during
a dense fog. All tho passengers and crew wero
landed without accident. The Herder was of
about 3,500 tons burden. It is bclioved that
the ship and cargo will bo a total loss. Tho
Herder, Captain Fischbein, left Now York on
the 3d inst. for Hamburg, via Plymouth and
Cherbourg, with thirty-nine cabin and ninety
four steerago passengers, and a crow of about
one hundred men. Tho cabin passengers wero
mostly Germans from New York and Western
A demented Frenchman, named Earnest Du
bourgne, ran a muck through Fourteenth street,
N. Y., Monday, stabbing right and left with a
pair of carpenter's compasses. Tho sidewalks
wero crowded with women, and a number
severely injured. Among thoso who received
wounds are Mrs. Sloltzcnberg, Miss Louisa
Checker, Miss M. L. King, Miss Paulino Fioldor,
Mrs. Thomas Worth, and Mrs. Mary Hanley.
The last-named lady is tho wifo of the police
man who caught and disarmed tho madman.
It is feared that she is fatally wounded.
The coroner's jury that investigated thoreccnt
tunnel disaster in New York reported a verdict
October 5, finding the conductor and brakemau
of tho train, tho telegrapher and tho railroad
companies guilty of gross and criminal negli
gence. Thoy urged the Legislature to enact
laws that would insure greater safety of trav
elers, and recommended the use of black sig
nals on tho track where tho accident occurred,
and a more perfect system of lighting and
At the Soldiers' Homo at Dayton, Ohio, on
Monday afternoon, an affray between two of
the inmates, named August Beucckor and Cor
nelius W. Eaely, resulted in the former stab
bing tho latter to death. Ho was placed under
Arthur W. Eoss, one of the Commissioners of
the Cincinnati Exposition, was brutally mur
dered last Saturday night while on his way to
his home at Glendale, fifteen milc3 from Cin
cinnati. At a baptism near Canton, Ga., on Sunday, a
bridge fell into a river aud precipitated 200
spectators into the water. No lives wore lost,
but quite a number of legs and anna wore
Mary Morris, a girl of fourteen, was sen
tenced to two years in tho House of Correction,
Chicago, October 5th. Eight hundred indict
ments could havo been brought against hor.
The Supremo Court of tho United States ro
assemblcd for tho October term of 1882 at noon
Monday. All of tho justices wero present, ex
cept Justices Field and Bradley, who have not
yet returned to the city. After a number of
candidates for admission to tho bar had been
intruduced to tho Court and duly sworn,
Solicitor-General Phillips presented tho com
mission of Mr. W. A. Maury as Assistant Attorney-General,
and it was filed. In the
political assessment case of Newton M. Curtis
leave was given to file a petition for habeas
corpus, and tho caso was set for argument on
the 23d instant at tho foot of the day's call.
The commission for selecting a sito for tho
new pension building have abandoned the Gov
ernment square between Tenth and Twelfth
streets tho testing of the foundation by driv
ing piles having developed tho fact that a suit
able foundation could not be secured. The
majority of the commission, which consists of
Secretary of the Interior Teller, Secretary of
War Lincoln, and Genoial M. C. Meigs, aro in
favor of erecting tho building on Judiciary
There was received at tho Treasury Depart
ment Monday tho sum of $050,000 in United
States bonds bequeathed to the United Slates
by an eccentric millionaire of Hobokon, N. J.,
named Lewis. Tho will of Lewis was con
tested by a woman claiming to bo his wifo, but
tho courts decided in favor of tho United
States. Tho bonds will be canceled nnd retired,
and the public debt diminished by that amount,
which will be indicated in tho next debt state
ment. Surgeon-General Crane spent some timo last
Friday in a personal examination of the record
and pension division under his direction at the
Army Medical Museum, with a view of increas
ing so fa. as possible tho facilities for dispatch
ing tho work of this bureau. Tho number of
cases issued upon calls made by the Pension
Office for information as to the medical history
and treatment of claimants for ponsion has in
creased very largelysinco an additional clerical
force was added during the summer.
Hon. Richard Crowley, of New York, who
has been mentioned in connection with tho
Treasury portfolio, arrived in tho city Tues
day moining on a flying visit. His business
here is in connection with some cases boforo
tho U. S. Supremo Court.
Secretary Chandler has countermanded the
order for t!io discharge of workmen in tho con
struction and engiuecr'3 departments at tho
Four of tho general appropriation bills are
expected to bo ready at tho opening of Congress,
THE PITH OF POLITICS.
Ohio Carried by the Democrats by a
WEST VIRGINIA'S VOTE.
A Republican Gain in trie
Cincinnati, Ohio, Oct. 10th. The Enquirer
(Dem.) claims fifteen Congressmen in Ohio.
As to the majorities it ventures no estimates,
but refers editorially to its telegrams. It says
the victory is decisive and overwhelming, and
that it disposes of Foster in politics. It as
sumes that tho campaign was dishonest on the
part of tho Eopublicans, because, as it alleges,
thoy talked one way on tho liquor question in
tho country and another way in tho cities. It
says tho result is significant beyond tho moro
local questions ; that tho Democrats, after being
cheated out of the Presidency in 1876, camo
near electing their man in 1SS0, and that this
and probably similar votes in New York and
Pennsylvania aro prophetic of a Democratic
victory in tho next Presidential campaign.
FKOBABLB LIST OF CONGRESSMEN ELKCTEP.
A special dispatch to tho Cincinnati Gazette
(Eep.) from Columbus, givo3 tho following as a
probable list of tho Congressmen elected : Demo
crats 1st district, John F. Follett; 2d, Isaac
W. Jordan ; 4th, Benjamin F. Lcfovro ; 5th,
George W. Scncy ; 10th, Frank H. Hurd ; 13th,
Georgo L. Converse; 16th, Bcriah Wilkins;
21st, Martin A. Forau ; total, S. Republicans
3d district, Emanuel S. Shultz; 8th, J. Warren
Keifor ; 11th, J. W. McCormick ; 11th, E. A.
Horr; 17th, J. T. Updegraff; 18th, W. McKin
lcy, Jr.; 19th, EzraJ3. Taylor; 20th, A. S. Mc
Clure; total, 5. This leavc3 flvo districts
doubtful. Of these it is probablo that James
E. Campboll, Dera., is elected in tho 7th dis
trict, and Hart, Eep., in tho 12th.
Columbus, Oct. 11. Soven hundred and
eixty-threo precincts show a net Democratic
gain of 21,380, indicating a Democratic ma
jority in tho State of 35,000.
Cincinnati, Oct. 11. Full returns of this
city and Hamilton county aro as follows; How
ken, the Enquirer's candidate for sheriff, has
1,111 majority; Pugh, prosecuting attornoy,
2,630; Mu?crofr, for coroner, 2,611; Cosgrovo,
solicitor, 3,555 all Democrats. For Congress:
1st district, Follett (Dem.) has 839 majority;
2d, district, Jordou (Dem.) 1,763.
THE BE5ULT IN WEST VIKQINIA.
Wheeling, West Va., Oct. 10. Ohio county,
the home of the Democratic candidate for Con
gress, and hitherto Democratic by about 300
majority, has given a Democratic majority of
less than 50. Eeports from interior counties
indicate" the probable election of Goff (Eep.) to
to Congress from tho First district by a small
majority. The Second and Fourth districts
have been hotly contested. There is not much
doubt that both wero carried by tho Democrats
by majorities ranging from 1,000 to 1,500 each.
Later. The First district has elected Goff
(Eep.) to Congress by from 300 to 500 majority.
The samo counties in 1SS0 gave Gen. Hancock
for President a majority of 1.4S1.
'Charleston, Oct. 10. John E. Konna,
(Dem.) was re-elected to Congress to-day by a
small majority from tho Third district.
Illinois First district, E. W. Dunham, Ro
publican; Second district, John II. Finorty,
Independent Democrat; Third district, W. P.
Kentucky Fifth district, J. M. Hunter, Pro
hibitionist. Maryland Second district, J. F. C. Talbott,
Democrat; Thos. C. Blair, Eepublican ; Third
district, T. F. Lang, Eepublican; Fourth dis
trict, H. Stockbridgc, Eepublican; Fifth dis
trict, H. B. Holton, Eepublican.
Massachusetts First district, E. T. Davis,
Eepublican; Third district, A. A. Eanney, Ro
publican; Francis A. Peters, Democrat; Sixth
district, D. W. Lawrence, Democrat; Sevonth
district, E. F. Stone, Eepublican; Ninth dis
trict, Theodore Lyman, Civil Service Eeformer;
Eleventh district, Wilbur F. Whiting, Green
backer. Connecticut First district, ex-Senator Wil
liam W. Eaton, Democrat; Fourth district,
Edward W. Seymour, Democrat.
New Jersey Fourth district, B. F. Hovoy,
Eepublican ; Seventh district, William McAdoo,
New York Eighth district, L. F. Post, Green
back; Thirteenth district, John H. Kctcham,
Eepublican; Fourteenth district, Lewis Beach,
of Orango, Democrat; Seventeenth district, II.
G. Burleigh, Eepublican; Eighteenth district,
F. A. Johnson, Eepublican ; Twenty-first dis
trict, Geo. W. Eay, Eepublican ; Thirtieth dis
trict, John Van Vorhis, Eepublican ; Thirty
second district, Jno. F. Moulton, Republican.;
William F. Rogers, Democrat ; J. O. Ilazolton,
Prohibitionist. At large, Howard Carroll, Ee
publican. Pennsylvania Tenth district, Biery, of
Allcntown, Eepublican; William Mutchler,
Democrat; 'Seventeenth district, A. H. Coffroth,
Democrat; Eighteenth district, L. E. Atkin
Iowa Third district, C. M. Durham, Demo
crat, vico Hon. J. M. Griflith.
Wisconsin Fourth district, P. V. Douster,
Democrat; Fifth district, E. L. Wing, Prohibi
tionist. Virginia Second district, E. C. Marshall,
Wyoming Territory W. E. Post, for Dele
Tho voto on tho liquor licenso question in
Arkansas resulted 78,880 for, 45,011 against.
Alexander II. Stephens was elected Governor
of Georgia on tho -1th instant by a Democratic
majority of about -10,000.
Tho Hon. Leopold Morse, Democrat, and C.
B. Haskell, Independent Eepublican, decline
to stand as candidates for Congress in tho Fifth
and Ninth Massachusetts districts respectively.
Tho Minnesota Democratic Stato Convention
on Tuesday unanimously nominated Eobert
Miller, of Fergus Falls, for judge, and James
Gilfillan, the Eepublican candidate and present
incumbent, for chief justice of tho supremo
court. No other positions! aro to be filled this
The convention of Democrats which met at
Hartford, Conn., on tho 4th inst. nominated
tho following Stato ticket: For Governor,
T. M. Waller; Lieutenant-Governor, G. G.
Sumner; Secretary of State, D. W. Northrup;
Treasurer, A. E. Goodrich; Comptroller, T. E.
Tho Grangers' convention at. Stockton, Cal.
Saturday, proved not altogether harmonious'
and several county delegations withdrew. Tho
convention nominated for railroad commis
sioners: For thesccond district, John T. Doylo
of San Francisco, and for tho first and third dis
tricts, Charles F. Eced and W. W. Foote, Ee
publican and Democratic nominees respectively.
For tho Stato board of equalization, fourth dis
trict, C. Dana, tho Eepublican nomineo; for tho
third district, C. E. Wilcoxen, and for tho sec
ond district, L. C. Morehouse, both Democratic
nominees; for tho first district, Colonel James
Withington, of San Francisco, and for comp
troller, John P. Dunn. Tho convention ad
journed sine die, without makiug any nomina
tions for supreme judges.
Tho New York Eepublican Stato Committeo
has selected Mr. Howard Carroll to replace Mr.
Hepburn on tho ticket as tho caudidato of tho
party for Congressman-at-large. A better se
lection could not bo made. Mr. Carroll, though
only 20 years of age, has long had a national
reputation as one of the most brilliant journal
ists in the country. From the time ho attained
his majority ho has been ono of tho most val
ued correspondents of tho Now York Times, in
trusted with tho most delicate and difficult
missions, not only in Washington, but in ovory
important political centre of the whole country.
He is a stalwart Eepublican in every sense of
the torm, highly educated, a ready and effec
tive speaker, of genial disposition and generous
impulses, and of unbounded popularity.
THE OLD WORLD.
Something AhontlYIint Is Going on In Other Lands
Arabi Pasha believes that his life is in dan
ger and he feara his guards. Tho rebel chiefs
in Cairo will bo tried for instigating massacres,
burning Alaxandria, and abusing tho flag of
truco. A Shickh in Alexandria has received
100 lashes for attempting to incito a maasacro
at Tantah. Largo quantities of arms havo
been found at Tantah. On Saturday night
a eunuch of tho palaco entered tho cell of
Arabi Pasha and spat in his face. Sovcral of
tho officers of tho palaco aro accused of com
plicity in this act. Tho Dublin Union pro-'
poses to soud 1,000 men and women to Canada
to roliovo tho increasing pauperism in tho
south of Ireland. The race for tho Czaro-
witch stakes at Newmarket was won by Mr.
Crawford's Corric Bay; Mr. Kcene's Eomeo
finished last. The North Stanfordshiro coal
mino owners havo yielded to the demands of
the miners for a ten per cent, advance in wa
ges. Princo Bismarck's youngest sou, Wil
liam, has been made a government councillor.
The London Times, in an editorial express
ing satisfaction at tho completion of telegraphic
connection between tho United States and
South America, says tho United States cannot
too soon acknowledge tho necessity for shield
ing submarine telegraph lines by intoruational
sanctions, and must find means for applying
them. A dispatch from Vienna says the
breach between tho sultan and tho khedive is
widening and seems likely to lead to an open
rupture. Tho sultan has forbidden recruiting
for tho khedivo's futuro bodyguard.
Tho Splendid Memorial which Augusta's Veterans
Tho dedication of the soldiers' monument at
Augusta, Me., on the 21st ult., was an event of
great interest. Tho weather was inclement, but
tho veterans were proof ngainst the weather,
and marched to Monument Park in tho following
order : Chief Marshal and Aids ; Augusta Band ;
Detachment of Ordnance from Kennebec Ar
senal, Scrgt. James Barrett, Commander ; Seth
Williams Post, Augusta, ninety men, Capt. S.
W. Lane, Commander ; Continental Band ; Bos
worth Post, Portland, eighty-two men, G. H.
Abbott, Commander; Heath Post, Gardiner,
forty men, Gustavus Moore, Commander; West
Watcrvillo Band; W. S. Heath Post, Water
villo, forty men, Charles Bridges, Commander;
'John B. nubbard Post, Hallowcll, sixty-fivo
men, D. B. Lowe, Commander; Burnsido Post,
Auburn, forty-seven men, Thomas Tyrie, Com
mander; Cutler Post, Lewiston, D. P. Field,
Commandor ; V. Mountford Post, Brunswick,
David E. Coombs, Commander; Hildrcth Post,
South Gardiner, fifty-six men ; drum corp3 ;
Sedgwick Post, Bath, T. Snipe, Commander;
E. H. Bradstreet Post, Liberty, G. O. White,
Commander; A. II. Frost Post, Wiuthrop,
Franklin Wood, Commander ; National Home
Band; Cutler Post, Togus, 200 men, Georgo N.
Jenkins, Commander; drum corps. Fire com
panies: Tiger, No. -1, Hallowcll; Hccla, Pitts
ton ; Firo King, South Gardiner; Continental
Hook and Ladder Company, Gardiner; Alert
Hose Company, Gardiner ; carriages.
In tho carriages wero the president of tho
day, Gen. Selden Conner; tho orator, Gen.
John L. Swift of Boston ; Gov. Harris M.
Plaisted and staff; Maj.-Gen. Chamberlain and
staff; Stato officials; Gen. W. S. Tiltou, Gov
ernor National Soldiors' nome; Major J. P
Farley, U. S. A. ; Mayor P. O. Vickcry and
city officials, officers and building committeo
of the Monument Association ; clergymen ;
invited guests aud citizens.
Tho rain was pouring down in torrents when
tho procession reached tho stand, but tho cere
monies wero nevertheless proceeded with ac
cording to tho ritual of tho Grand Army. At
their conclusion tho procession moved to Gran
ite Hall, where dinner was served to eight hun
dred persons. In tho evening addresses were
delivered at Meonian Hall by Generals Conner
and Swift. From tho formor'3 wo tako tho fol
lowing description of the monument:
"The entire monument is fifty feet in height.
Tho base and die aro hexagonal, aud their three
longer sides aro parallel with tho strots bound
ing tho park. Tho shalt is a round column
crowned with an ornamental capital. Tho
shaft aud die areof polished granite. A bronze
tablet inserted in tho front panel of the base
bears tho dedicatory inscription:
of her heroic sons icho died
War for the Union
and to commend their example
ft succeeding generations
this monument is erected
City of Augusta
"Tho two remaining panels contain tablets
bearing tho names of Augusta's dead in the
" Tho thrco bronze reliefs of tho dio excite ad
miration bj' their artistic excellence, and givo
to tho oyo a spirited epitome, which ho who
runs may read, of the character and services of
the Union soldier. Tho first relief represents
the volunteer called from tho peaceful employ
ments of tho farm to the dcfciihe of the Hag,
and admirably suggests tho cnthubiusm of tho
rally, the suddenness of tho call to arms, and
the fact that the Union armies were composed
of men untrained in military exercises.
"The second bronze relief pictures tho battlo
and tho death of a soldier on 'tho field of
honor;' the third, tho return from tho Avar,
tho glad welcome, and grief for ' tho unruturu
ing brave.' At tho haso of tho shaft appear
tho coiifcs-of-arms, in bronze, of tho Unitcd'States
and of Maine, united by entwining branches of
oak aud laurel, aud a bronzo trophy of military
emblems. The shalt h surmounted by a female
figure, in bronze, of heroic si::e, representing
'Patriotism' guarding tho numo and fame of
her martyr sons. In her right hand she holds
the rescued banner of her country, and hor left
clasps to hor breast tho sword by which tho
deliverance was wrought.
"The monument in tho symmetry of its pro
portions, tho harmony of its coloring, the ex
pressiveness of its designs, and its adaptation
to its surroundings is as pleasing to tho oyo as
its sentiment is grateful to patriotic hearts.
"Of the ten members of tho building com
mitteoof tho association, four have died within a
short space of ti me Hon. E. D. Rico, Hon. J. W.
North, Mr. Eri Wills, who gave a sou to the roll
of honor, und Captain Granville P. Cochrano a
ened by wounds and exposure in his country '3
service. Mr. Georgo W. Jones, to whom tho dis
tinction is accoidcd of being tho prime mover
of the project of erecting the monument, lived
long enough to seo tho succesa of his enterprise
assurod, but not long enough to look upon tho
Our Veterans Renewing Their Youth
Over the Cheering Camp-fire.
COUNCIL BLUFFS ASTIR.
Eclioes from Grand Army
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Council Bluffs, Iowa, Oct. 2. Tho Re
union ofveterau soldiers of southwestern Iowa
and northwestern Missouri, held at Council
Bluffs, Sept. 28th, 29th, and 30th, was a grand
success. About 2,000 old soldiers wero in at
tendance, and tho crowd of citizens and visitors
was estimated by tho Bluffs Nonpareil at more
than 30,000. Tho vast amphitheatre on tho
fair grounds was densely packed and on the
immense grouuds thero was scarcely room for
tho veterans to parade. On Friday the old bat
tlo flags of tho Fourth and Twenty-ninth Iowa
infantry wero received by express from the
Stato arsenal at Dcs Moines. Wo formed col
umn under tho gray-haired General Keatly, of
Council Bluffs, and tho battle-scarred Colonel
Cook, of Carroll City, and with the tattered
banners under which our gallant comrades died
at Pea Ridgo, Iuka, Vicksburg, and Konesaw,
floating over us, wo marched through tho streets
of Council Bluffs. Tho veteran General G. M
Dodge, tho first colonel of tho Fourth Iowa,
reviowed tho troops. Thero were crutches and
empty sleeves in lino and old men of wealth
wearing silk hats were proud to march with
tho column once more before the last muster.
The sidewalks, streets, windows, balconies,
and house-top3 wero packed with visitors for
many blocks. In camp a sham battle was in
dulged in for the gratification of visitors, and
speeches were made by Col. Hepburn, General
Keatly, and Major Anderson, of Iowa, and
Capt. Howden, of Missouri.
Col. Hepburn is a member of Congress. His
speech was eloquent and well received. Gen.
Keatly spoko nobly and was loudly cheered.
Capt. Howden uncovered his snow-white head
and began his speech by shouting "Boys! say,
boys ! " His speech was humorous in the extreme
provoking shouts of laughter, but serious
thought and noblo uttorauco pervaded it all.
Capt. Howden, Col. Pultney, of Missouri, and
Colonel Cook, of Iowa, slept on the tented field
with the boys as in tho "Brave days of old." The
"feather-bed officers" went up town to sleep
and to eat. Colonel Cook had an arm, two ribs,
and a leg broken by bullets in the war, but is
yet young and full of fire.
The nights in camp wero glorious. It was
joy to sleep on tho ground in tents again as we
were wont to do " before the battle."
Wo rallied to dress parade as to a banquet. At
nino o'clock " tattoo " was sounded. The old
familiar notes stirred every pulse. But "lights"
did not " out." Each camp-fire had its circle of
old soldiers, singing, telling stories, and making
speeches. Tho hours of tho Reunion wero too
precious to bo wasted in sleep. General Dodgo
held a reception at his mansion in the city. In.
his speech of welcome he said: "Boys, como
into this houso and tako it." Tho order was
promptly obeyed, and capitulation was com
plete. General Dodgo, in the review, rode liko
a young trooper.
Dispatches wero read from Generals Grant,
Sherman, Sheridan, and Howard. Three rous
ing Western cheers were given each general.
While party politics were ignored, the assembled
veterans proposed to watch Congress, and seo
that our crippled comrades and tho widows and
orphans of our dead aro better provided for, and
that Government shall pay its debts to tho men
who gave their health, their blood, and their
lives to save tho Union. A. J. Troth,
Forty-seventh Ohio Vols.
Another Iowa Uoiinioii.
Special Correspondence Nationnl Tribune.
Nashua, Iowa, Sept. 29. We had a delighful
Reunion of old soldiers at New Hampton, Iowa,
September 29. The order of exercises included
a march of veterans, escorted by military, firo
companies, and citizens through tho town out
to the fair grounds. We had about four hun
dred soldiors and four thousand people attend
ing the exercises. The addresses wero excep
tionally fine, a number of Iowa's best men hav
ing come to tho Reunion. Our Governor, B. R.
Sherman, held tho crowd in wrapt attention
for about an hour. The dinner was excellent,
and furnished by tho matrons of New Hampton.
In tho evening rcminescences of army life wero
talked over, and we dispersed delighted with
our meeting. Old Vet.
THE TIPTON REUNION.
How the Iowa 15oys Fought Their Dattles Orer
Tho Soldiers' Reunion at Tipton, Iowa, on
the 27th and 23th ult., was a great success.
Tho events of the first day wero early begun
by the arrival of the Stanwood company, under
Lieutenants Bolingand Brock, and in uniform,
as well as Governor Sherman aud Majors Toll
and Farwell, and other guests and visitors. A
committee was in waiting to receive the guosts,
and the Stanwood company very neatly formed
on tho platform and gavo the Governor a salute
in passing to tho carriage.
Soon after eight o'clock the work of enroll
ment was commenced by the adjutant, in tho
court-yard, and his hands were kept very full
all tho forenoon without completing it. About
ten o'clock tho Wilton Company arrived and
was met at tho edge of town by a detachment
from tho Tipton organization. The Wilton
iaus arc a fine looking body of men, officered
by Captain L. F. Creitz and Lieutenants Mor
gridgo aud Cooling. They wear, substantially,
a regulation fatiguo uniform and carry their
own muskets being company E, of tho Mus
catino County Veteran regiment, commanded
by Colonel Robertson. Tho company also
brought with it the Wilton Union Band, an
organization of gentlemen and musicians, whoso
services wero of great assistance during tho
Two other organized veteran companies also
arrived (luring the forenoon those of Captain
Geo. Scott, of Atalissa, and Captain II. I. Gru
well, of West Branch. Tho Wilton nnd Stan
wood companies numbered about forty men
Soon after olovon o'clock tho battalion was
formed in lino aud tho march was taken up to
tho fair grouuds, whoro dinner was served.
After dinner a Reunion meeting was hold in
front of the amphitheatre, where speeches wero
made by tho Hon. W. P. Wolf, who presided,
Governor Sherman, who was introduced as an
Iowa soldier and a privato, too, Major S. S.
Farwell, Col. W. S. Robertson, of Muscatine;
Captain Doran, of Wilton ; Capt. Rigby, and
others. Prayer was oflerod by Chaplain L. L.
Sweet, of tho Thirty-seventh Iowa, aud music
was furnished by the Wilton band and tho Gleo
Club, composed of Messrs. Hammond, Gefger,
Miller, Pine, Burroughs, and Tufts.
Thursday's programme consisted of guard
mounting at nino a. m. and a sham battlo at
2:30 p. m. Tho latter was tho great ovent of
tho day. According to previous arrangements
tho rebel flag was displayed from the northwest
corner of the ground, whore Captain Creitz was
in command of the Wilton, "West Branch, and
Atalissa companies. On the opposite side of the
grounds wero tho Federals, commanded by
Capt. Kelly, and consisting of the Tipton and
StauAvood companies both sides being largely
re-enforced by soldiors from other places, who
wore attached to tho organizations temporarily.
Tho skirmish lines moved out and opened the
ball very gradually, one under command of
Capt. Sanford and tho other under Lieutenant
Morgridgo. Then the artillery chimed in and
the supports came up, and aftor flanking and
countering, advancing and retreating for half
an hour or more, the rebel position waa carried
with a grand rush, and tho flag captured after
a remarkably lively chase.
Good for a Hundred Yean.
At the recent Clarkesville, Iowa, soldiers'
Rennion the principal address was delivered
by Miss Clara Bryan, during tho course of
which she related the following amusing
"During tho last year of the war, when a
call was made for one-year men, there wa3 a
young man living in West Virginia that had
some aspirations for military honors. Ho
wrote to tho governor for a captain's commis
sion to raiso a company of one-year men. Tho
governor sent him a second lientenant's com
mission, with privilege of captain if he got up
a company. He put up a tent, hired a man to
beat the drum, and in five days got ono recruit,
and that was all he got in a month. Tho
governor, thinking he might have a company
raised, wrote to ask him if he had a hundred
good men for one year. Tho lieutenant wrote
back that ho did not have a hundred good men
for one year, but ho had one good man for a
A Brilliant Cnrnp-llro at "NTcstfleld.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Chicopee, Mass., Sept. 23th. Last night I
attended tho Camp-fire at Westfield, and
its niddy glow shone on the delighted faces of
four hundred comrades of Chicopeo Post, No.
103 ; Sprinfield, No. 1G; and Kilpatrick Post, of
Holyoke, and the home Po3t, Lyon, who with
their lady friends prepared a royal feast, inter
spersed with singing, stories, &c
W. T. POWEE3.
Stray Shots from Our Comrades in Various Sec
tions. The Ninety-third Pennsylvania volunteers
will have a Reunion at Lebanon on the 25th
The First Massachusetts cavalry have their
annual Reunion at tho Revoro House, Boston,
Wednesday, October 25.
On September 19th the survivors of the
Thirty-seventh Massachusetts volunteers held
a glorious Reunion at Westfield, Mass.
Company E, Forty-seventh Pennsylvania
volunteers, will hold a Reunion at Catasauq.ua,
October 23d. Tiiere were sixteen pairs of
brothers in this company.
The Reunion at Clarksville, Iowa, was an en
joyable affair. A prominent feature was tho
original poem written and read by Mrs. O. C.
Lewis on tho occasion.
A soldiers' Reunion began at Macon City,
Mo., on Tuesday, and will continue during to
day and to-morrow. An account of the festiv
ities will appear in our next issuo.
Major Wm. M. Piatt, Col. J. C. Kintner, Major
H. W. Bard well, H. P. Carter, Dr. E. F. Avery,
and Capt. Simeon Briggs, of Wyoming county,
wero among thoso present at the soldiers' Re
union at Pittstou, Pennsylvania.
A soldiers' Reunion was held on the 2d, 3d,
and 4th insts. at Dexter Springs, Dallas county,
Iowa, at which speeches were made by Gen.
Given, Capt. Lucas, and Major E. H. Conger.
Tho Reunion was a great success.
A grand shooting contest, open to members
of the G. A. R., commenced on the 9th inst.,
at Camden, N. J., under the auspices of Thomas
McKee Leo Post, No. 3,- and continued for
three days. The various Posts of tho State of
New Jersey contested for the prizes.
The seventh annual Reunion of the Massa
chusetts Union of Survivors of Rebel Prisons
will beheld at the United States Hotel, Boston,
on Thursday, October 19. Business meeting at
1 o'clock, dinner at 3:30 p. m. All survivors of
rebel prisons aro invited.
The ninth annual Reunion of tho Twenty
sixth Massachusetts regiment will be hold at
the United States Hotel, Boston, October 13.
Among tho guests expected to be present aro
Gov. Long, Gen. B. F. Butler, Carroll D. Wrighc,
Gan. N. P. Banks, and Department Commander
TatchoftheG. A. R.
The following aro the members of Post No.
102, established at Shelby, Nebraska: J. E.
Baker, H. C. Dunning, H. B. Linton, William
Fosbendor, Peter Weiser, J. T. Dunning, Peter
Malter, J. A. Farble, J. H. Anderson, John Fox,
C. Delent, I. Paisby, Theo. Cowen, I. M. Bern
house, T. W. Bhike, E. Burrell, M. Kinsey,
Thos. Lechard, and W. W. Maxwell.
Tho survivors of tho Tenth Illinois cavalry
had their Reunion at Camp Eusoy, near Sidney,
111., September 22d and 23d. About 400 ex
soldiers wero present, under tho command of
Capt. W. H. Coft'man. A regimental organi
zation was effected, with Col. D. Wickersham
as president. Tho next Reunion will bo held
at Sprinfield, September 20th and 21st, 1S33.
John G. B. Adams, the president of the asso
ciation, has issued the call for the seventh an
nual Reunion of the Massachusetts survivors of
rebel prisons at Boston, October 19th. Matters
of great importance to every "survivor of rebel
prisons" wiil bo introduced at tho meeting, in
cluding the ratification of the action of tho
National Association in regard to pensions for
The survivors of tho Sixty-ninth Ohio vol
unteers held their Reunion at Columbus, Ohio,
Sept. 27th. The meeting was presided ovor by
Col. C. N. Gano. Capt. Ogleveo delivered tho
address of welcome in behalf of tho citizens
and Col. Gauo responded in an interesting ad
dress. The old officers wore re-elected and the
noxt meeting is to be he'd at the Soldiers'
Home, Dayton, tho last Wednesday in Septem
The contemplated Reunion of the veterans
of the Union and confederate armies en
gaged at Cuip's and Cemetery Hills, Gettys
burg, called for tho 17th and ISth instants, has
been postponed until next year. Tho late
officers of the One Hundred and Fiftieth Penn
sylvania volunteers, Gen. Langhorn Wester,
colonel; Gen. IL S. Hindekoper, lieutenant
colonel; Gen. Thomas Chamberlain, major,
and Gen. R. L. Ashhurst, adjutant, havo for
warded to Col. John B. Bachelder, at Boston,
Government historian of tho battle, a series of
diagrams representing sixteen successive posi
tions and movements of their regiment at that
At tho Soldiors' Homo, Xenia, Ohio, two new
buildings aro being completed which will bo
used as wards for the insane, the hospital being
crowded with invalids. Tho board has author
ized tho construction of a now dining hall, to
be built in tho rear of the present one, which
will do away with a serious iuconvenienco of
having to divido the men into three squadrons,
which has been done for years. More than
3,500 men are fed in tho dining-room. Tho
now Home avonuo leading to Dayton is almost
completed, and will bo a valuablo mean3 of
access to the Home. Tho T. C. and St. L. Rail
road will at onco erect a handsome depot on
the grounds. A great many soldiers aro being
transferred to Milwaukee aud Hampton, tho
central Homo, being crowded to its utmost