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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. 0., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1882.
The National Tribune.
to care tor him who has dorj-e the oattle, and fcr
his widow af.o orphans.' adrahav lincoln.
"Thl valiwty of the public ocot of the United
States, authorized dy law, including oects incurred for
fayment of pensions and bounties for services in 6up-
FflCMING 1N80RRCCT10N OR REBELLION, 6HALL NOT DE CUE6-
twne8." sec , art. xiv, constitution of the umtcd
" 1 consider it the ablest fapen dcvotco to the inter
ests of the soldier pudlished in the country. i earne6tly
ccmvend it to all cowradcs of the order."
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WASHINGTON, D. C, OCTOBER 19, 1SS2.
The number of nexo subscribers io Tiik Na
tional Tmr.rxK received during the week
ending yesterday, October IN ft, was one thou
sand and twenty-four (1,024:),
The number of pension certificates irsned
during the week ending October ISth was
452 original 278, increases 170, arrears 4.
Gkaxd Army Day in Philadelphia prom
ises to be a most interesting occasion. Commander-in-Chief
Yandervoort is expected to
be present in person and the Department
will be handsomely represented in the Bi
centennial parade. Tiik National Tiun
UKE, it is needless to say, will contain a full
account of the festivities.
Mr. H. Victor, one of Grierson's cavalry,
has been on a raid in his neighborhood and
captured twenty subscriptions for The Triij
tjne, which he sends us with a characteristic
letter, and for which he has our thanks. It is
getting to be a matter of considerable interest
who will carry off the -$25 premium for the
largest number of now subscriptions sent in
by the 1st of January. The steady workers
usually get ahead, and maintain their posi
tion. "We desire to impress once more upon
our readers the fact that it is not necessary
for them to withhold the names of the mem
bers of the clubs which they are forming
until the clubs are complete in order to re
ceive full credit for tlie same. The proper
thing to do is to send in the name of each
subscriber as soon as obtained and notify us
when the club is full. "We will then make
due acknowledgement of the number of per
sons composing the club, and enter the name
of the sender on the list of competitoro for
the prizes offered to those who, prior to the
1st of January next, send the most sub
scribers. Our comrades of the Grand Army in
each Department are again requested to give
us timely notice of prospective Keunions,
Encampments, and important Post meetings,
and, wherever possible, to send us accurate
reports of each. The Order is growing so
rapidly and its ramifications cover such an
immense area of territory that it is almost
impossible to make a complete record of its
doings from week to week without the aid
of those immediately interested. "We shall
be happy to print any time anything of in
terest from any Post in the countr)-. Tiik
National Tki rune's weekly budget of
Grand Army news is already by far the
most reliable and comprehensive that is fur
nished by any newspaper in the country,
but we desire to muko it absolutely perfect,
and to that end solicit the active co-operation
of our comrades generally.
Jr is already manifest that the question of
reducing or abolishing entirely the internal
revenue taxes will be one of the leading
issues before the next Congress, if not passed
upon by the present Congress at its next
session. The position of The Tkihunk in
regard to this issue is in no sense ambiguous.
It was conclusively demonstrated during the
debate in both Houses at the last session
first, that the internal revenue taxes are
not burdensome upon the people at large,
and, secondly, that a few wealthy individu
als and corporations and not the public gen
erally would be benefited by their modifica
tion. On the other hand, the Treasury would
be a heavy loser by their reduction or repeal
and a fresh excuse would bc furnished for
the rejection by Congress of the pension
measures which simple justice to our ex
soldiers requires should bc enacted without
further delay. If the country were impov
erished, business stagnant, and industrial
distress prevalent, there might possibly be
some justification for this movement for the
reduction of internal revenue taxation, but
at a time when business enterprises of all
kinds are prospering and labor fully em
ployed it is neither politic nor statesman
like to curtail the revenues of the Govern
ment Now is the time for the Government
of the United States to pay its debts, not
simply to the bondholder, but to the soldier,
and he is no friend of the latter who would
lessen the ability of the Government to dis
charge these obligations.
Justice, Not Charity.
" The war is over," said a distinguished
general after the surrender at Appomattox,
"but the fighting has just begun. Ho
alluded to the wordy conllict that was about
to take place between rival officers of the
Union army jus to who should bo credited
with the victories ami who bo charged with
the blunders of the campaign, but the
witticism applies with equal force to a con
llict of a very different character. The war
bus been over these Moveuteiui yeaiN or mote,
yet still the tlht guru on between our e.
soldicts and the Congrats of the United
States for the recognition by the latter of
the foi liter's rights. "When one icealls the
honors that were heaped upon our loturning
veterans in the early .summer of IStifi -the
cheers and lmamhs that tilled the air when
our battlo-scancd le-glons pas,sed in grand
review before the assembled multitudes at
the Capital it seems almost, incredible that
but a lew short years thereafter they should
be compelled to cntieat and petition Con
gress for the fulfillment of promises made to
them of its own free will, and sanctified by
a baptism of blood. It is incredible, we re
peat, that our ex-soldiers, to whom every
thing was promised in the days when the
cry for " more men send us fresh troops ! "
was the burden of every dispatch lo the
War Department from the commanders of
our armies in the field, should now be
placed in the attitude of humble suppli
ants, not for charity, but for justice
simple, naked justice at the hands of a
Government which owes to them its vory
existence! Yet such is the bitter, shameful
truth. The men who could have obtained
anything that they chose to ask from the
Government before the fall of Richmond,
yet asked nothing, are to-day branded as
"swindlers" and "perjurers" because they
look to Congress to redeem its pledges.
It is a state of things that can be tolerated
no longer. "Where is the spirit that ani
mated the Nation in 1SG1 ? Surely it has
not died wholly out, and there must survive
somewhere among the ashes of the past the
immortal spark that will yet kindle again
the holy flame of patriotism in the hearts of
our countrymen! But how to revive it
ah, that is the question ! Our comrades
have themselves permitted it to expire, and
it is they who must relight it. "We say to
them with all the earnestness of conviction i
" You have borne too long with meekness
the slight that has been put upon yon by a
cold and callous Congress. You have re
mained silent under insults that you should
have spurned with indignation. You have
allowed yourselves to be placed in the atti
tudeof beggars, when you were in truth the
benefactors. You have entreated when you
should have demanded,"
It is time to mako an end of all this.
The country must be brought to understand
that the men of 'Gl aro not suppliants for
charity. They ask no alms. It is justice
that they want the justice that the courts
decree to the outraged and defrauded cred
itor and it is justice that they are resolved
to have. The bondholder is paid without a
question being raised as to the equity of his
claim, while the soldier, whose claim is
founded on services infinitely more valuable
than any which money can render, is treated
as an imposter. If paid at all, it is under pro
tested the obloquy that is heaped upon him
inflicts a wound far more cruel than an'
within the power of rebel cannon to cause.
"We say, there must be an end to all this.
Our ex-soldiers should not and must not
tamely submit to misrepresentation. As
their spokesman, The National Triruxu
does not propose to cringe at the feet of
Congress or seek the thrift that follows
fawning. It believes the Equalization of
Bounties Bill to be a just and equitable
measure, and as such it will demand its
passage. It believes the Forty-dollar Bill
to bo a just and equitable measure, and as
such it will demand its passage. It believes
the bill to compensate the ex-Union pris
oners of war for the vindictive x.inishment
inflicted during their confinement, to be a
just and equitable measure, and as such
will demand its passage. It will neither
fawn, flatter, entreat, beg, beseech, or im
plore Cougress to do justice to the soldier.
It will demand! Take heart, therefore,
comrades; assert your manhood, and follow
where we lead.
Capturing a Locomotive.
One of the most interesting of the books
offered as premiums for clubs by The Na
tional TninuNE is one with the above title,
written by a member of the party now the
Jiev. "William Pittenger.
The thrilling adventures of Captain J. J.
Andrews, of Kentucky, and his companions,
in the daring expedition inside the confed
erate lines in the spring of 1802 are well
related in this book of 350 pages, published
by J. B. Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia, from
which the narrative printed elsewhere in
this issue is taken.
The advance of the combined Armies of
the Tennessee and the Ohio, under Generals
Grant and Buell, in March, against the army
of General Albert Sidney Johnston, then
concentrated at Corinth, Miss., left General
O. M. Mitchell in command in Middle Ten
nessee. The occupation of East Tennessee by the
confederates, had, from the outbreak of the
rebellion, afforded them facilities for the
rapid concentration of troops at any point,
and Chattanooga, a railroad centre, became
an objective point much to be desired by the
Union generals. General Mitchell no sooner
heard of the success of our army at Shiloh
than he turned the head of his column
southward, towards Huntsville. Captain J.
J. Andrews, who is described by the author
as a man of majestic presence, nearly eix
cetin height, of powerful frame; black hair,
and long, black, silken beard ; Roman feat
ures; high, expansive forehead, and a low,
soft voice; of polished manners and great
personal beauty, wide information, great
shrewdness and sagacity, was admirably fitted
to win favor in a Southern community. To
these personal characteristics he united the
most exalted courage and calmness in dan
ger, clear forethought, aud ready address.
He had often ventured within the confed
erate lines, carrying his life upon the frail
tenure of presence of mind, where a single
thoughtless word or gesture might lead to
He unfolded the scheme of destroying the
bridges on the Georgia Railroad, between
Chattanooga and Atlanta, to General Mitch
ell, who lent a willing ear to the possibility
of its accomplishment. Twenty-four men,
selected by the captains of their campanies
for courage aud capacity, wero detailed upon
the expedition. Having met their leader,
tho plan was unfolded and eagerly adopted.
Separating into squads, clothed like citizens
of the country, twenty-four as bold spirits
as ever volunteered to storm a fortress ren
desvouzed at Chattanooga and took the cars
for Marietta, where, with the exception of
two, they arrived in safety -on the evening
of April 11th.
The names of the participants in this bold
adventure, which Mr. Pettiuger so graphi
cally relates, are as follows : J. J. Andrews,
"William Campbell, George D. Wilson, Ma
rion A. Ross, Perry G. Shadrack, Samuel
Slavcns, Samuel Robinson, John Scott, W.W.
Brown, William Knight, J. R. Porter, Mark
Wood, J.A.Wilson, M. .7. Hawkins, John
Wollam, D. A. Dorsey, Jacob Parrot, Robert
Buflum, William Bensingcr, "William Red
dick, E. H. Mason, and William Pittenger.
Tho l-'ipht Still Going On.
" It is undeniably true that many thou
sands of ex-soldiers have discovered that
they were disabled during the war, who
would have made no such discovery irthe
arrearages bill had not been passed. The
immense numbers of new applications prove
this, and the peculiar statements respecting
the'alleirccl disabilities furnish additional
proof. No more difficult duty could lie
assigned to any Department or bureau than
that of deciding on most of these new claims.
To do justice to claimants and at the same
time protect, the public purse against unwar
ranted demands, is the aim of Commissioner
Dudley. A large fraction of our entire
annual income more than five times the
footing of the much-abused river and harbor
bill is at the disposal of his oilice, T' '
tremendous responsibility, and Ave
that he duly appreciates it." Wa '
" It strikes me that it is time the obi . "Hi-
was played out At least, I think it ?r
that a few of the millions of people
not go into tho army should have the
sis American citizens, and not be co
to always stand aside for tho old sole
course, the old soldiers went to. th
good many got killed and a good mr
hurt and a good many got sick, an
many came baek'betlcr olY in every .
they ever wero before, but leavine
question of duty and patriotism, hawa't ti
soldiers had a little more than a f.vr she
Have they not been royally row V
what they did? Let every reader : .i
it quietly, calmly, and dispassionr ' ,
decide for himself. He need not e:
opinion as I do, for there is such n . :
sentiment (it is nothing but a sent
tho country that people aro afraid t
in a little honest thought and fr .
"It is now eighteen years since l" - '
tho war, and treasure by the millioi
poured into the laps of the soldiers every
year. Are they never to be paid in full for
doing their duty? No other nation, no other
country, no other people from the beginning
of the world down to date, ever did as much
for its soldiers as we have done no, not a
tenth part as much. I do notobjeet so much
to the 200,000,000 pension bill (more money,
reader, than you could count if you were to
live 100 years), for tho country is rich and
can stand it, but it is the cowardice and
hypocrisy of the thing. I object to the
hypocritical politicians which make a soldier
so very much better than other people. The
soldier did not do everything in the great
war. Many people think General Grant
did it all that he defeated Lee all by him
self. I think the soldiers helped a good
deal, and I also think that the people who
stayed at. home did a good deal. Shall any
body say that Mr. Lincoln did not do as
much as General Grant V and could either of
them have done anything without the busi
ness men who stayed at home? Washington
Correspondence Philadelphia Press.
To all of which thus saith The Trihune:
No, it is not time the old soldier was "played
out." If he escaped that fate at the hands
of tho rebels it is all the moo reason why
he should be held in reverence, and his
services to his country cherished in grateful
remembrance by his countrymen. A large
and annually increasing proportion of them
are verging upon three score years of age,
and Avill soon be "played out" by death.
We have taken the two extracts printed
above from K'epublican aud Democratic
papers, because, in the adA'ocacy of soldiers'
rights, The National Tribune has no
politics. In its reverence for the men Avhose
magnificent self-denial, lofty patriotism,
and sublime courage saved the United
SUites Government from ignominious sur
render to its enemies, its sympathy is not
bounded by paify lines.
Nobody supposes that tho soldier " did it
all," or that Grant did more than Lincoln,
and nobody but tho tool of a politician, and
a stay-at-home politician at that, Avould
ever offer such an argument against tho in
creasing reverence in Avhich the "old sol
diers" aro held by all American citizens Avho
love their country. True, they did not do it
all, but they Avere the only ciass who risked
their lives, endured exposure to sickness'
and cold and hunger, avIio rotted in rebel
prison pens, avio lost arms and limbs and
eyes in deadly combat with the enemy, and
avIio came out of the four years' conflict for
National oxistencc poor in purse, tpd with
health and constitution irretrieA,ady shat
tered. The business men did Avell for them
selves as Avell as the country. Nrtt one of
our readers but can call to mind 1ml f a dozen
rich tradesmen at the close of tho Aar Avho
-had had a tight struggle to keep soil and
body together Avhen it begun. The n)oncy
lenders did well in taking tho bonds of the
Government, but is it probable that bu fc for
the spontaneous uprising of tho loyal nn -u of
the North in response to the call of the
Presideut for 300,000 soldiers that they
would have risked their money in National
securities? There was no compulsion upon
them to purchase the bonds. They drove as
tight a bargain with the Government as they
could, and bought them as an investment.
Bought them at forty cents on the dollar,
held them until the soldiers had placed the
Government on its feet, then sold them at
par, or held them for an advance. No, the
soldiers didn't "do it all." If the soldiers
have been "royally rewarded," how have
those men who endured none of the hard
ships of war been paid for their services.
Let the record answer :
Paid to bondholders to July
- 1, 1SK2, on account re
demption of bonds . . .1,031,408,100.18
Paid to bondholders on ac
count Interest on debt to
July 1, lhS2 . . . .
Paid to bondholders on ac
count of debt and interest
to July 1, 12 . . . .
Total amount paid for pen
sions since the eommence
mentof tho war, 101 -'05.
Excess of amount paid to
bondholders on account of
public debt and interest
over amount paid on ac
count of pensions . . . 2,G7G,G23,944.07
Showing that the bondholders have re
ceived about five dollars to one paid the sol
dier. While it is n matter of just pride that the
Government has met its obligations with tho
bondholder, notwithstanding the hard bar
gain to which it was compelled to submit to
obtain funds with which to prosecute the Avar,
the obligation to liquidate its debt to the
soldier is not lessened, but rather increased,
by the fact that the honor of the Goern
ment is equally pledged for its redemption.
With regard to the assertion made by the
Post that "thousands of ex-soldiers have
discovered that they were disabled during
the war avIio would have made no such dis
covery if the arrearage bill had not passed"
The Tribune has this to say: It at once j
and emphatically denies the possession of
knowledge on the part of the Post or any
other neAvspaper upon which to base such a
slanderous assertion. No such statement
has emanated from the present Commis
sioner of Pensions, Avho alone has an oppor
tunity to form an opinion upon the subject,
by the examination of the claims.
The National Tribune is not tho apolo-
fraud on the part of. claimants for
irsement by the Government for losses
ave not sustained, either in person or
ty, but it is the champion of the sol
i every honorable attempt to obtain
he GoA'emment such recognition as
ture and value of his services demand
. Soldiers to the Front.
movement inaugurated in New York,
.day evening last, is of such impor
;hat Ave make no apology for devoting
arable space to it in our metropolitan
londence. It is time that municipal,
and Federal authorities understood
le men avIio offered up their lives for
reservation of tho Government in its
f peril should bo assigned in times of
to' positions in the civil sen'ice for
:.' their education, habits and talents
..' them capable. More than this, all
otner things being equal as between tAvo
applicants for offices in tho gift of the au
thorities, the preference should be given to
the man ayIiq risked his life in defence of
tho Republic. Your veterans ask no sinecure;
they offer their hands and their brains for the
good of the Government they love and fought
to maintain. Again, as Tn k Nation a L Tri b
une has heretofore stated, our veterans but
insist upon the enforcement of statute laAV,
the sections of which Avere quoted in these
columns last Aveek, and which, Ave are glad
to see, form the basis of the resolutions
adopted at the Schilling Hall conference
which our correspondent describes as being
one of great enthusiasm and soldierly de
termination. Let the ball, then, roll on ; let the candi
dates of both political parties pledge them
selves to the enforcement of the statute, giv
ing tho preference for places to the veterans
of tho Avar. Let them understand that,
though hundreds of thousands are filling
patriot graves, their living comrades are yet
numerous and powerful powerful enough
to carry on the Government in peace as they
did iowar and that there-is enough strength
and enough determination loft in their ranks
to onforco these principles Avith the ballot,
just as they did Avith the bullet from 1 SGI
to 18G5. No greater effort to carry out these
principles Avas ever made by the A'eterans
than the one just started at the New York
meeting, and the purpose in viow is one to
Avhich all veterans Avill heartily subscribe,
and Avhich The National Tribune Avill
foster Avith all tho power and influence at
We wish this mo'ement, indeed, all
possible success, and therefore so deeply
do Ave admire and applaud this iioav depart
ure avc oiler n few Avoids of advice to those
avIio have the matter in charge. The Grand
Army of the Republic is a most powerful
organization. It has its national, State, and
local authorities, Avith ramifications in almost
every toAvn, village, and hamlet, and its go'
ernment is in good hands. If the movement
just started by the Grand Army mou of
Noav York is to be confined to comrades of
the Order aud not to veterans in general,
Avhy are not tho preliminaries just instituted
brought forward at tho various Encamp
ments for action by tho constituted author
ities of the Grand Army of the Republic?
We apeak, lot us repeat, in order to help this
grand movement on to success, and it is yet
an open question Avhether one organization
Avi thin another will not be stranded before
tho great object is reached. If, hoAveA'er, tho I
movement is one not confined to Grand
Army men, but embracing all A'eterans, that
fact should be made known plainly, so as to
avoid any misunderstanding. Whether it
Avas AYise also to exclude all officeholders
from participating in the meeting or taking
any active part therein, the future alone can
tell. No doubt our comrades Avho initiated
the inoA'ement had good and sound reasons
for so acting, although Ave are disposed to
think they made a mistake. These, how
ever, are defects, if at all, of a mere secondary
nature, Avhich can, and no doubt will, be
remedied in the course of time. Tho great
object of securing recognition for our vet
erans in the civil service is the main point at
issue, and for giving this patriotic idea an
excellent send-off, the thanks of all veterans
are due to the Grand Army men of NeAV
In response to numerous daily applications
for back numbers of The National Trib
une it is regretfully recorded that there are
none on hand.
Chat Aljont Clubs.
The stcadj' stream of subscriptions, both sin
glo and in clubs, continues to pour into this
office A genuine interest is being created in
CA'ery village and hamlet in tho land that shel
ters an old soldier for the paper that cham
pions their interests. The following are a few
jottings regarding tho status of some of the
competitors for premiums and others Avho are
sending us new subscribers:
Wm. O'Connor, of Attlcboro, Mass., sends ten
additional, making seventy-five in all, and says
ho is good for as many nioro. He is now at the
head of tho list.
A. W. Pepper, of Fairport, N. Y., sent in
Geo. Campbell, of Laporte, Cal., Pent six sub
scribers, thus swelling our list at that place to
C. D. Austin, of Carthage, N. Y., sent us thir
Spencer Monroe, of Ithica, Mich., sends us a
club of soA'entecn.
Chas. J I. Allison. Springfield, Mass., sends a
club of twenty.
Our young friend Lillie Buttner, of San
Quontin, Cal., celebrated her tenth birthday
by sending on five more subscribers.
One or tho Hundred Thousand.
To the Editor National Tribune :
In your call for 100,000 subscribers for Tin:
! Tribune, I am happy to respond, believing it
is the duty ot all who Avoro tho blue to help
you out with the grand fight you ha'e begun.
Enclosed you Avill find the names of twenty
who Avore the blue, Avhich I consider good for
a small village. Comrade Cornell, the mail up
in Wisconsin, Avho bet a dozen big red apples
that he Avould send in tho most subscribers to
your excellent paper before Jauuary, had bet
ter look out, for Avhen you see one of (Sen. Ben.
Grierson's cavalrymen come riding a hog into
camp you may be certain ho has been after
lard to fry those apples in. Wishing you a
long life and a prosperous A'oyago,
I remain, yours, respectfully,
Wm. II. Victor,
Private Co. F, 7th 111. Vol. Cav.
Ex-Senator Sharon's noAV barn cost $30,000.
General Butler has invited most of the mem
bers of tho Boston press to tako a sail on his
Gen. Sir John Adyke has been gazetted Go
ernor of Gibraltar for his military services in
Egypt. The annual pay is $25,000.
John Erown, Avho as a boy rode by General
John Morgan's side at tho head of the raiding
column, is editor of tho Gallatin (Term.) En
quirer. Gonoral W. S. Hancock makes an annual
visit to his farm in Henry county, Mo., which
ho bought in 1850 Avhen a captain. It is now
6G0 acres large.
Tho Hon. J. T. Updegraff, tho Republican
member of Congress from the seventeenth Ohio
district AA'ho Ava3 re-elected, is recovering from
his late severe illness.
Key. Dr. Ray Palmer, author of many favor
ito hymns, celebrated his golden Avedding at
Newark, N. J., tho other day. Ho and Dr.
Holmes Avere fellow students.
President Arthur still retains a liA'ely inter
est in his college society, the Pai Upsilon. He
recently gave the Union College chapter $100
to aid in erecting a chapter house.
General BeaA'or, Republican candidate for
Governor of Pennsylvania, rode most of the
Avay from Lancaster to Quarryville, the other
day, seated upon the pilot of a locomotive.
It is rumored in Dublin that Gen. Sir Garnet
Wolesloy has expressed his intention to decline
accepting tho freedom of that city, Avhich is to
bo presented to him on his return from Egypt.
Baron Nordenskiold is getting ready for an
other Arctic expedition, Avhich is to set out
from Stockholm next summer under theiatron
ago of Wilhclm Schonlenck, a Berlin merchant.
Sir Garnet Wolseley is a total abstainer from
intoxicating beverages. A man who sat bv the
side of him at dinner found that he left bib
Avino glass untouched, and that that Avas hi.s
Somo time ago Kossuth's friends began prep
arations for a grand birthday presentation to
him, but ho has now requested them to devote
tho subscriptions to some Avork of public
Father Ryan, the Southern poet-priest, i
lecturing in the South for the benefit of the
Society of the Army of tho Tennessee in their
endeavor to raise a monument to tho memory
of their fallen comrades.
Bishop J. L. Spalding, of Peoria, III., has
sailed for Europe. He Avas consecrated in St.
Patrick's Cathedral, N. Y., May 1, 1677, and
Avas at that time tho youngest prelate in the
Roman Catholic Church in America.
Miss Emily Faithfull has been given a faro
Avell dinner in London preparatory to her visit
to this country, Avhoro she Avill lecture on
"Modern Extravagance: its Causes aud Cure.'"
She Avill follow tho Langtrey company.
General James H. Wilson, the Federal caA'
airy leader, avIio lives in Boston, thinks that
Gen. Cox docs him very great injustice in the
lattcr's new 'olumuc, "Tho March to tho Sea,"
and so Avrites to Gen. H. V. Boynton, of Cin
cinnati. General and Mrs. Grant aro at presont guests
of Mr. George W. Childs, at Wooton, his coun
try seat, near Bryn Mawr, Pa. A reception has
been tendered to Mrs. Grant by Mrs. Childs,
which Avas largoly attended, tioneral Grant
announces that ho is permanently out of poli
tics. Thomas Clark's will, filed at Buffalo, N. Y..
divided an estato valued at $2,000,000, giving
$5,000 each to tho Buffalo Orphan Asylum, the
Charity Foundation of tho Protestant Episco
pal Church of Buffalo, tho Buffalo General
Hospital, and the Hospital of tho Sisters ot
Charity of Buffalo.
Tile only near relatives of John Howard
Payne iioav living, it is said, are Mrs. Eloise E.
Luqueer and her two children. Mrs. Luqueer
" the Avife of the Roa Lea Luqueer, of Bedford.
Westchester county, N. Y., and is tho daughter
of the lato Thatcher Taylor Payne, of Brooklyn,
u younger brother of tho author of "Home,
What tho Funny Follom aro Saying ia the News
lprs. "Silence that dreadfnl belle," said Spicer, as
tho beauty of the hotel yoAvlcd an operatic air
in the parlor. Boston Commercial Bulletin.
Slecp-Avalking used to be considered a strango
thing, but since policemen do it and draw pay
at the same time the noA'elty has Avorn off.
Detroit Free Press.
The fashion of short slceA'CS never mado
pretty arms, but it is moro than probable that
pretty arms mado short sleeves fashionable.
New Orleans Picayune.
Said a railroad engineer to an Irishman,
Avhosecow had been killed: "But she didn'fc
get out of the Avay Avhen I rang the bell."
"Faith, thin," said Pat, "y0 didn't stop when
she rang her bell, naythcr." Hotel Mail.
"How's Shuttle? What's his reputation on
the street?" inquired an anxious broker.
"Shuttle? Why, his word is as good as his
bond." "And Avhat's his bond Avorth?" "About
three ccnts on a dollar." Boston Globe.
An Alabama man invented a patent tail for
cows, which would knock the flics into tho
middle of next summer, and tho first time ifc
hit tho man AA'ho Avas milking it loosened four
teeth for him and took the hide all off his nose.
Tho hadn't thought of that part of it. Boston
"A dog," says the Hotel Mail, "should never,
under any circumstances, be allowed in tho
dining room." Of courso not. Think Avhat a
shock it would bc to the poor thing's sensibili
ties shoaid he suddenly recognize tho remaina
of an old friend in tho fried sausages. Boston
A reporter inter-icAved a prize fat woman
whose Aveight is 720 pounds. . t
you still claim to he tho lax i-.m .
tho world?" she frigidly rep .-.--
sir, but I do not recognize tl ' ,.,.
to ho the largest largo lady . ; ,n
An Arkansaw boy who hs'i '-i ; h,
humorous paper remarked . - -
Avas in the field "cradling"
Avhy does your cradle cut un
cause it's dull, I reckou," repiiea tnu um man.
" No," said the boy, " becauso it goes against
the grain." Arkansaw Trawler.
" Do you believe the Bible?" asked Brown at
the dinner table. "Yes," replied Fogg, "in
the main, but it is not altogether true. It says,
for instance, ' to everything there is a season.'
This is correct as far as it goes, but to be per
fectly true there should have been a proviso
excepting Mrs. Scrimpem's cooking." Boston
Hostetter McGinnis, Avho has ruined his
constitution by getting drunk again, went to
the sanctum of an Austin doctor and said : " I
am troubled Avith unpleasant dreams at night.
How can I prevent myself from dreaming bad
at night?" "Well, perhaps, tho best remedy
for you to try first is to do all your sleeping
beforo sundown," said tho doctor, solemnly.
Texas Sif tings.
They Avere talking over music and the drama
at the table of their host, who, as they were
already Avell aware, OAved his fortune to his
own unaided exertions. "You are fond of
Rossini?" asked one of the guests. "Passion
ately," replies the host. "Know his 'Barber?'"
"No, sir, I do not never patronized the man;
haA'e shaved myself for tho last forty years."
From the French.
Answers to Correspondents.
J". S., Sterling, Pa. We are informed that
Messrs. Franz and Pope, of Bucyrus, Ohio,
manufacture a very superior "Family Knitting
J. 0. McC, Thayer, Kan. 1. It might, 2.
0. F. C, Ludington, Mich. riease lot us know
tho dato of tho paper in Avhich you saw the no
tice relative to girls in orphan homes about to
be discharged from such institutions on account
of ago, &c, and AA'e will advise you further on
McCoy, Ellensbitrg, Wash. Ter. We cannot un
derstand Avhat it is you desire. State your case
clearly, and, abovo all, briefly.
J. J. IT. You are receiving all that you are
entitled to under present rulings, but under
the provisions of tho pending bill introduced
last session by Mr. Bingham (see Tribune
No. 33) wo think you Aill be entitled to a
higher rating, provided said bill becomes a
E. A., River Station, Tenn. Copy of -ratings
heretofore published in this paper sent you by
T. V. T., Mineral Point, Fa. 1. See California
correspondence in our columns for the past four
weeks. 2. Tho additional forco is now in
C. II., Kingston, N. H. A position such as
you name Avould not interfere with your pen
sion. Your member of Congress Avould be tho
proper person to interest himself. Sorry avo
could not assist.
Many Inquirers. Evidence in original inA'alid
pension claims is being called for in cases num
bered about 3S5,000, and in dependent cast.3
271,500; tho latter aro settled at the rate of
about 500 per month, and tho former about
2,200; but it is reasonable to anticipate, in
view of tho increased clerical force, that tho
r ite of settlement Avill be higher Avhen the new
appointees aro moro familiar Avith their duties.
W. C. B., Ifew London. Your attorney should
iiiA'cstigato cause of delay.
P. H. IF., Bellefontaine, O. Yes, provided ap
plication Avas filed prior to July 1, IbaO. WidoAV
also entitled to pension on usual proof.
W. F., TitusviUe, Pa. Tho filing of tho addi
tional declaration for increase on account of tho
remaining disability not proven Avas no detri
ment. You Avill get tho arrears all the same if
the case is allowed.
TJ'., Moawequa, III. The section (469G R. S.)
relates to the ra7i: held by tho applicant at
tiuio of contracting disability. If tho Pension
Oilice rated you at half pension, giving you tho
proportionate rate to Avhich you Avere entitled
by virtue of the rank held by you at time of
contraction of disability, you Avould not noAV bo
entitled to a higher" rating unless the disability
had perceptibly increased. Presuming you to
haTo been a second lieutenant, tho rato for total
disability is $15, but if not totally disabled you
wero only entitled to a Tatiug proportionate to
Sub., Cambridge, N. Y. 1. From a perusal of
tho neAvspaper clippings sent us, although it ia
not so stated, avo have no doubt the party av:is im
mediately dropped from tho rolls Avhen ib was
discoA'cred that the disability for which heAA'as
drawing pension existed prior to enlistment.
2. Tho other extract will bo " attended to." 3.
See reply to "Many Inquirers" abovo.
J. D. J., Parsons, Kan. See reply to W. H. B.
in The Tribune of September 23, 'S2, No. 59.
J. V. L Ingle Xool; Cal.U you Avere detailed
after March, 1SG3, you cannot recover extra
duty pay. If prior to that, date, and services
regularly reported by quartermaster, yon can,
onfuruishing evidence of identity, service, &o.
Mrs. P. S., Gillespicville, 0. You would bo
entitled to $3 per mouth and $2 additional
for each child under sixteen years of ago at
death of soldier, and no more. It makes no dif
ference as to the number of disabilities the
soldier may havo contracted in the service, t
i Remaining answers next week.
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