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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. 0., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1882.
THE NEWS OF TjPIE WEEK.
Killing of an cx-Iel)cl Colonel by an
PAYING THE PENSIONS.
Public Happenings in all
Parts of tlie Goimtry.
Colonel Alonzo W. Slayback, one of the most
prominent attorneys and Democratic politic
ians of St. Louis, was shot and killed at 5:30
o'clock Thursday evening by John A. Cockrcll,
editor of Um Tost-Dhpatcli. The trouble dates
back to an old quarrel, of which the re.il merits
are difficult, of course, to decide Both men
were of temperaments easily exasperated and
of undoubted fighting qualities. Wednesday
night at a political meeting Mr. Slayback de
nounced the editor of the roat-Dispalcli, which
is an evening paper owned by Mr. Joseph Pu
litzor, in the most bitter terms, particulariz
ing Cockrcll as an assassin of private character,
and otherwise reflecting on the conduct of tho
papor. The next afternoon the Post-J)ispatch
retorted in most bitter terms, personal to Slay
back, and it was spoken of as a certain thing
that deadly trouble was imminent. About
half-past live o'clock Mr. Slayback, accom
panied by Judge W. II. Clopton, went to tho
office of tho Fost-Dispatch to ask a retraction of
an article in tho afternoon, which was deemed
libelous. Immediately upon Slayback'a enter
ing tho office a hot conversation ensued, and in
a few moments, as appears from Judge Clop
ton's statement, Cockrcll resented the de
nunciatory language of Mr. Slayback by
drawing a pistol ano? sending its bullet through
his brain. Death was almost instantaneous.
Colonel Cockrell, at the coroner's inquest,
gave tho following account of the shooting:
"A few minutes past five o'clock I was sitting
at -my desk talking with Mr. McGufllu, tho
business manager of tho paper, and Mr. Cole,
the foreman. The door was closed. My pistol
was lying on my desk, for 1 had intended to
place it in my pocket on changing my coat and
leaving the office. Suddenly the door opened
and two men entered, closing the door behind
them. I was facing tho door. I recognized
Colonel Slayback and Mr. Clopton, a lawyer,
who had a few days before assaulted two mem
bers of his profession in a private office. I
realized that I was to he assaulted, and arose
from my chair. Colonel Slayback'a bearing
tvas that of a man bent upon violence. His
first words were: ' Well, I am here.' Ho started
as if to draw off his coat. I was in a corner
next to tho front window. Instinctively I
moved my hand toward the weapon on the
desk. He saw it, suddenly readjusted his coat,
and said, 'Is that for me?' At the same time
throwing his hand to his hip pocket. My re
ply w.as, 'No sir,' but I secured my weapon as ho
drew his. He presented it at me, and I heard
him cock it. I shouted, ' Don't do that ! ' and
at tho 6ame time, while his weapon was pointed
at my breast, I fired, believing myself at tho
moment a dead -man. I knew nothing of the
effect of the shot, fur he closed with me and
thrust his revolvor against my sido. Afc tho
same time Clopton approached ino from behind
and tried to wrest my pistol from my hand,
which was liauging by nry side. I shouted to
Mr. McGuffiu, 'Don't let thase men kill me.'
Ho-torc Colonel Slayback's pistol from his hand
and pointed it at Clopton's head, under tho im
pression, I presume, that ho was trying to shoot
me. At that instant Colonel Slaybacc released
his grasp upon me, and I realized for the first
time that he had been hurt. I left tho room
while Mr. Clopton was calling for a doctor, my
head bleeding from a cut received when I was
forced against the window in tho scufile, and
went into tho lower office to wash myself."
Cockrell was held for trial on the verdict of the
jury. The pawnbroker who sold the pistol
found on Slayback identified it as one bought
by the latter four months since.
The annual report of W. W. Dudley, Com
missioner of Tensions, shows that at tho close
of the fiscal year ended June 30, 1832, 2S5,G93
pensions had been classified, as follows : Army
invalids, 173,138; Army widows, minor chil
dren, and dependent relatives, 76,4-13; Navy
invalids, 2,361; Navy widows, minor children,
and dependent relatives, 1,953 ; survivors of tho
war of 1812, 7,131 ; widows of those who served
in that war, 24,061. The names of 27,061 new
pensioners were added to the rolls during tho
year, and tho names of 619, whose pensions had
previously been dropped, were restored, making
an aggregate increase to the rolls of 28,313. The
names of 11,410 pensioners were dropped from
the rolls for various causes, leaving a net in
crease for the year of 16,667 pensioners. At
the close of the year the pension paid to eacli
IHaisioner averaged $102.70, and the aggregate
annual value of the whole roll was $29,311,
101.62. The report says: "The annual pay
ment of pensions exceeds the annual value by
eevcral millions of dollars that is to say, tho
total amount paid for pensions during tho year,
exclusive of the arrears due in such pensions as
were allowed prior to January 25, ld79, was
$53,92 i,5GG.20, the difference between this sum
and tho annual value being tho arrears due on
new pensions, computed from the date of dis
charge in the case of an invalid soldier, and
from the death of the soldier where pension
was allowed to" tho widow or others." Tho
amount paid during tho year upon first pajT
nicnts to now pcu&ioiicrs was $26, 121,009. This
amount was paid to 27,703 pensioners. The
report gives in detail the operations of the bu
r.iiu covering the period since 1861, the tables
lacing arranged by years for the purpose of
leady comparison. A table has also been prc
paied which show3 tho number of pension
claims filed and allowed sinco I&jI, and the
disbursements on account of pensions sinco
10G2. This tabic shows that the total number
of claims filed during tho period mentioned
wa6S37,3Gl; the number allowed, 472,770, and
tiio aggregate disbursements made, $500,011,
324.75. Included in this amount is the sum of
$2.,23 1,232.85 paid to pensioners for and on ac
count of service rendered during tho war of
112. Another table shows that there are 290,
906 claims now pending, and 75,20d on the re
jected files of the office. This exhibit also
bhows that there wero 73,037 claims filed dur
ing the last fiscal year. Tho special examina
tion system substituted by Congress, at the
suggestion of the Commissioner for the " special
Fervice," is said to be giving great satisfaction.
On this subject the Commissioner says : "This
new system does away with the cx-pnrle evi
dence formerly in use, so that tho claimant is
now aflbrdod the opportunity to face tho wit
nesses, and to appear in person or by counsel
in the examination of his case." The expenses
incurred in this service during th year
amounted to $$3,275.23, whilo tho gross saving
to the Government, resulting from the adop
tion of the new system, was about 4015,183.
Upward of 350 Presidential commissions of
postmasters will expire during the next bession
of Congress. Among the principal offices
throughout the several States whore appoint
ments will have to be made during the coming
winter, are tho following: Bangor, Me.; Bur-
lington, Tt.; Fitchburg, Mass.; Bristol, R. I.;
Newport, R. I ; New London. Conn. ; New Or
leans, La.; Keokuk, la.; Parkersburg, W. Va.;
Grafton, W. Va.; Wheeling, W. Va. ; Wilming
ton, N. C; Jackson, Mich.; Harrisburg, Pa.;
York, Pa.; Carlisle, Pa.; Chcstcrtown, Md.;
Hagcrstown, Md. ; also a largo number of
smaller offices in Illinois, Wisconsin, and
The New Tork and Brooklyn Association of
Congregational Churches have passed tho fol
lowing resolutions asking Mr. Beecher to re
consider his action withdrawing from the asso
ciation, and expressing concurrence in his be
liefs: Wltfrcas Tho Rev. H. W. Bccchor, one of tho
oldest members or this Association of Congrega
tional Churches and Pastors, has announced his
proposed withdrawal from the same, implying
in that action that it is the result of an intima
tion that certain brethren will not bo held re
sponsible for the theological views expressed by
Mr. Bcechcr; therefore
Resolved, That this Association, having lis
tened to Mr. Beecher's exposition of his relig
ious viows, wo fiud nothing in them which
rendered such action necessary, and earnestly
request Mr. Bcechcr to reconsider tho same.
Intelligence has reached Columbus, Ga., of a
contemplated uprising of tho negroes in Lee
county, Alabama. Tho news was brought by a
number of families who have lied to that city
and points near to escape the threatened dan
ger. It was learned that a trustworthy negro
informed Robert Sasscr that the negroes intend
to burn tho houses and massacro the whites on
Friday or Saturday. Tho trouble is said to
have growu out of a disturbance caused by a
negro shooting a white man some weeks ago.
The wildest excitement is said to prevail all
over Leo county, particularly in tho vicinity of
tho Chewacla Lime Works at Youngsboro'.
Tho reports, although regarded as much exag
gerated, caused some excitement, becauso they
wore believed to have had some foundation.
Lieutenant George L. Converse, Jr., was
married in Washington last Thursday to the
daughter of Admiral Jenkins, of the navy. It
will be remembered that about five menths
since, in a brush with tho Apaches, Lieutenant
Converse, who is tho son of Congressman Geo.
L. Converse, of Ohio, was shot in the head and
dangerously wounded. The ball lodged upon
tho surface of the brain destroying ouo eye.
An operation was performed, removingihe eye,
but it was believed that an attempt to remove
tho ball might result fatally. As another
operation had to bo performed, and some appre
hensions were entertained as to tho result, both
Lieutenant Converse and his affianced deter
mined that before it should bo undertaken tho
marriage should be solemnized.
General Irvin McDowell, who gives up tho
command of the Department of tho Pacific and
retires from the activo list of tho army, has
been extremely popular in Sau Francisco
among all classes. Great regret is exx)ressed at
his retirement. A reception given him the
other evening in San Francisco by the officers
of the army is only a faint expression of the
universal feeling entertained for him by Cali
fornians. Although tho General's family aro
New Yorkers, their health has been bo much
bettor on tho Pacific coast that he has taken a
house in Sau Francisco, and will rcsido there
for the next year or two.
The Tariff Commission has been in session at
Wheeling, VT. Ya., where it heard high-tariff
views, representatives of tho glass manufac
turing interests asking an increase of duty on
cut-glass, glass chimneys, and opal shades, and
a continuanco of the present duty on pressed
glass. Representatives of tho fire-brick inter
est asked an increase of duty from twenty per
cent, ad.valorcra to six dollars per thousand.
At Philadelphia Professor Sumner delivered a
free-trade address. Tho Commission is now in
Tho total number of failures reported
throughout tho United States to BradslrecCs
Journal for tho week ending October 13 was
125 four more than the previous week, and
eight moro than tho corresponding week of
1831. The Middlo States had 30, incrcaso 3 ;
Western States 38, decrease 2; Eastern States
21, increase 3; Southern States 18, incrcaso 2;
California and the Territories 15, decrease 2;
and Canada and the Provinces 10, decrease 2.
During the third quarter of the present year
tho output of the Lcadvillc, Col., mines was as
follows: Pounds of bullion, 199,269.93; pounds
.of lead, 19,S18,145; ounces of silver, 1,07-1,301,-
36; ounces of gold, 20,831.72; value of lead,
$990,896.80; value of silver, $1,861,751.56; total
currency value, $1,619,017.10, being tho largest
production in the history of this camp.
An experimental trip has been made on tho
river Thames with a small launch the propeller
of which was driven by electricity stored prior
to starting in lorty-fivo electric accumulators
placed below the seats. Tho launch was run
at the rate of eight knots an hour, against wind
and tide. Tho stored electricity was sufficient
to run the boat fgr six hours.
Rev. Thomas Guard, tho eloquent pulpit ora
tor and pastor of Mount Vernon Place M. 13.
Church, Baltimore, died Saturday morning at
one o'clock, from the efieets of an operation of
lithotomy. Dr. Guard was for five years pastor
of churches in San Fraucisco and Oakland, Cal.
Ho was a native of Ireland.
A commission, consisting of Architect Clark,
Architect Hill, and Gen. Meigs, is now engaged
in examining the public buildings in this city
with a view to their better protection from fire.
It is proposed to place fire escapes upon all tho
buildings, and the commission is to report an
estimate of their work.
The Smithsonian Institute has received from
the Academy of Vienna the announcement of
the discovery by Schmidt, at Athens, ov Octo
ber 8, 1SS2, of a comet, 4 southwest of the
great comet, with same motion in right ascen
Mr. Charles Crook died in Baltimore Satur
day, in tho eighty-ninth year of his age. Ho
was born in Baltimore May 5, 179 1. Mr. Crook,
as a member of the Independent Ulues, assisted
in the defense of Baltimore in 1812-'11.
It is reported that tho earthquakes in Pana
ma on September 7th wore followed by a tidal
wave which overflowed five or six little vil
lages on the Athiutic coast, and drowned about
Hon. Charles Furbcr is in Chicago in tho in
terest of an English syndicate to buy 1,300,000
acres of land in Mississippi for timber and
cotton purposes auu aiso i,uuu,uuu acres in
Two committees met Mr. Henry George, tho
correspondent, on board the fcteamer Helvetia,
which arrived Saturday from Li verpool, ami
tendered him their congratulations on his safe
Tho income tax suit against Samuel J. Tilden
was dismissed, Saturday, in New York ; conse
quently no furlherprocccdings in the case will
be had in the United States Supreme Court.
Governor Hoyt has fixed Tuesday, October
21, as a legal holiday for tho observance of the
Bi-Ceuteunial throughout Pennsylvania.
CHIMES AND CASUAJ.TIIiS.
In a political quarrel at the Soldiers' Home,
Dayton, Ohio, October 11, August Mencke
slabbed John Dean in tho groin. Thoy aro
both inmates of the Home. In another political
row a saloon keeper was fa'tally stabbed. There
were severcl other rows caused by tho interfer
ence of a crowd of roughs at tho polls to pre
vent votes being cast against the saloon inter
ests. At Columbus, Ind., ono of tho fastest and
most sinful little cities on the continent, David
Newson made a bet of $1,000 with Frank Crump
that he, Newson. would ride naked through the
streets of the city in an open carriago -from a
saloon to his house ami back. Tho wager was
accepted, and Newson, nude as when born, "car
ried out the wager and won the money.
Tho sheriff of Dubuque county, Iowa, has
been sued by a British nobleman for damages
amounting to $10,000 for an assault on a yoHUg
man named Darned, employed in that county,
in arresting Damen in a suit for the foreclosure
of a mortgage in which Damen resisted and was
roughly handled by the deputy iu serving the
At Carbondale, 111., on tho 11th inst., a man
named Branson made an attempt to kill Con
gressman Thomas with a large clasp-knife, and,
being prevented, stabbed John Caswell. The
trouble originated in political hostility to Mr.
Thomas in his own party.
Henry Coons, a member of tho Louisville fire
department, was shot dead by policeman Lapell
at Portland, a suburb of the city. The men
renewed an old quarrel growing out of Coon's
slandering tho character of tho daughter oT
Gcorgo T. Burton, of Nashville, Tonn., who
was severely injured by jumping from ho run
away carriago in Edgefield a few days ago, the
disaster by which Miss Easloy, of Memphis, lost
her life, died of his injuries on Tuesday.
Edward Maxwell, of Louisiana whilo driv
ing cattle to Vicksbnrg, was attacked by two
negro employees, robbed, and lett for dead. He
wasNliscovered, land recovorcd sulhVien'tly to
tell the story. His wounds aro sorious.
C. S. Wright, on Friday evening, placed about
nineteen hundred dollars in the s."fe of tho
Emory Hotel, Cincinnati, Ohio. Saturday tho
money was missing, and James Sexton, tho
night clerk, has disappeared.
W. J. Munden, of Raleigh, N. C, an ox-member
of tho Legislature, who stole a man's wife
and $3,000, was captured ill Kansas, returned to
Raleigh, tried and sentenced to ten years iu
A jury at Wichita, Kan., gave a verdict of
$6,000 damages to Hannah R. Carter for having
suffered outrage and an abortion at the hands
of T. M. Lane, a prominent citizen, while em
ployed in his familj.
A number of bad silver dollars arc circulat
ing in the vicinity of Buffalo, N. Y. They aro
evenly covered with twenty or thirty cents'
worth of silver, and ring naturally.
At Gcrmanlown, Ky., on Saturday, George
Cooper shot George Insco, of Robertson county,
dead, on tho Germantown Fair Ground, for
walking with his wife contrary to his wish.
Benjamin Hill has been committed at New
born, Nt C, to answer the charge of killing his
second wife. He was tried and acquitted some
years ago of killing his first wife.
John Albert, the constablo who slpt a boy ho
was pursuing, was found guilty of murder at
Toronto, Can., and scntenctd'to bo hanged No
Secretary Teller has received tho twenty
seventh annual report of the board of visitors
for tho Government hospital for tho insane.
From the report it appears, that tho number of
patients remaining in tho asylum Juno 30,
1SS1, was 925; admitted duriug tho year ended
June 301862, 217 ; whole number under treat-
ment 1,172. Tho number discharged as re
covered was 81 ; 'tnproved, 30 ; unimproved, 7 ;
not insane, 2; died, 101; total discharged and
died, 230. Patients remaining under treat
ment Juno 30, 1SS2, 012. A largo proportion of5
tho patients treated wero of foreign birth. Of
the native born pationts tr? District of Colum
bia and Now York furnished a greater number
than any of .the remaining States and Territo
ries. The total mortality for the year was 101,
br about S.G per cent, of the wholo number
under treatment. Tho amount of money
realized from tho sale of farm products was
$2-1,1 13. It is estimated that .$253,125 will be
required for the maintenance of tho institu
tion during tho next fiscal year.
The Treasury Department will continue the
redemption, both in New York and Washington
of bonds under the one hundred and seven
teenth call without rebate of interest, but tho.
owners, while receiving full interest to Do-''
cember 23, will bo reqnired to deposit a sum
equal "to the" three months' interest from
August 1 to November 1. A check for. this
three months' interest will bo forwarded by
tho United States" Treasurer to tho registered
owners of tho bonds on November 1 iu tho
usual manner. Tho effect is, of courso, to pay
now to holders of called bonds the interest
from November 1 to December 23, the three
months' interest duo November 1 being paid on
The annual report of Commissioner of Patents
Marble, for the fiscal year ending June 30
1SS2, is completed. During tho year the total
number of applications received for patents of
all descriptions, designs, reissues, etc., were
30,002, an increase of 5,150 over the previous
year. Seventeen thousand soven hundred and
thirteen patents, including reissues and de
signs, were granted, and 1,070 trade-marks and
223 labels were registered. The receipts of tho
office from all sources were 930,801.1-1, and tho
expenditures, not including printing, wero
$051,719.50, thus leaving a surplus of $279,
1M 61. The receipts of tho oflico for the pre
vious year were .$789,895 52.
The Commissioner of tho Land Office, in his
annual report, states that the lands now em
braced within tho limits of the public domain
amount to nine hundred million acres, includ
ing Alaska. Ho recommends that tho pre
emption laws bo abolished, as tho homestead
Jaws cover all cases now arising. During the
year the sum of $s,3()2,8-IS was received from
sales of public lands. The CommisMnnor sub
mits estimate.1 for salaries and contingent ex
penses of the oliice for the next fiscal year
amounting to $153,910. He asks for tho ap
pointment of an assistant commissioner at a
salary of $3,000.
The number of post-offices established during
the fiscal year ended June 30, 1832, was 3,103;
offices discontinued, 1,131. Tho estimated
amount of postage collected in tho United
Slates on the unpaid mail matter received
from other countries exceeded tho amount of
unpaid postage on tho matter sunt to other
countries by $91,-107.29. Tho estimated total
postage collected in tho United States (not
including registration fees on registered arti
cles) on tho mails exchanged with foreign
countries amounted to $1,950,011.18.
Tho following statement showing tho exnej.
financial condition of the Post-OJHco Depart
ment at the close of tho fiscal year ended Juno
30, 1K82, has been prepared by Mr. James
J. Smith, chief bookkeeper of the Sixth Audi
tor's Office: Total receipts, $tl,S70,U0.15;
total expenditures, tf 10,039,0.5 1.7.; excess of
The Second Auditor of tho Treasury reports
that during tho year 20,000 claims for bounty
and back pay wero disposed of and over -10,000
are still pending. Claims have been filed so
rapidly during the year that tho grand total
has been reduced but 2,000. Auditor Ferriss
will ask Congress for tho appointment of thirty
additional clerks to aid the Bureau on claims
Nearly 1,100 claims of retired officers of the
army for longevity paj', under what is known
as the Tyler decision, have been filed in the
Second Auditor's Ollice of the Treasury. Owing
to different interpretations of tlio Jaw by differ
ent officials, thero will bo some delay in tho
THE PITH OF POLITICS.
Final Count of tho Vote in Ohio and
THE COMING CONGRESS.
Gossip Concerning its .Corn
position. Following is a list of the successful candi
dates for Congress in the Ohio and West Vir
ginia elections, Republicans being in Roman
and Democrats in italics:
John F. Foil ell.
12th. Alpbonso TTnrt.
lSlh. Geo. L. Converse.
1 Uh. O'co. W. Guides,
loth. J. J. IVarner.
Wh. Jteriah IVUkins.
17th. J. 1'. Updegrair.
ISth. W. MeKinloy, jr.
l).'. Ezra I'- Taylor.
2(Vt. Jhivid R. Paine.
'Msl. Martin A. Foran.
;'i. J?aac M. Jordan.
vi. Hubert .1. Murray.
,-l"i. Jkuj. F. Lc Fevrc.
0'i. George E. Sciici.
Olh. William D. Ih'lt.
"tth. Henry I,. JMorey.
S.7i. .7. Wiirruu Kcifer.
"J'i. Jits. S. Kobinsoo.
lOfj. Frank 11. Hurtl.
Hit. J. W. McCormick.
!(. Nathan Oofl". I 3d. John E. Kenna.
Jji. John W. Itlason. 4lh. Eustace Gibson.
Wm. M. Lowe, who died at Huntsvillo, Ala
bama, Friday, was elected to Congress from the
Eighth or "Mountain" district of Alabama,
in 1873, as an Independent Democrat. In 1S80,
when ho ran as a "Greenback Democrat" ho
was defeated by forty-threo votes by General
Joseph Wheeler. On tho 3d of June, 1SS2, the
Republicans seated L'owe on a contest, and tho
management of tho canvass in Alabama had
practically been placed in his hands by tho
Hubbcll Committee when his failing health
compelled him to visit Colorado. During
his brief incumbency, however, Mr. Lowe's
name was heard of in connection with tho
"garden-seeds" telegram mentioned by The
TJ orW of Juno 1-1, which brought a good deal
of ridiculo upon, as it proved, a dying man.
His death makes an end of tho " anti-Bourbon "
movement in Alabama. The immediate causo
of hi3 death was a bronchial affection, though
his health has been bad for some time.
Judgo Lawrence, first comptroller of tho
Treasury, returned Friday from an electioneer
ing tour through Ohio. Ho says tho causes
which brought about tho Republican defeat are :
First, the isjuo as to tho traffic in iutoxicating
drinks; second, dissensions and ill-feeling
growing out of tho nomination of Republican
candidates for Congress in most of tho districts;
third, unfounded complaints against the rccont
Republican Congress ; fourth, somo complaints,
equally unfounded, against tho recent Repub
lican Legislature, absenteeism of Republicans
from tho polls from the causes just stated, and
from their bad chronic habit of voting only
every other year. "
A Democratic editor of a South Carolina
paper, writing to a friend in Massachusetts,
says: "Ere this you have heard of the Lancas
ter massacre. Cash was thero and spoke ; tho
intolerant spirit was aroused, tho resulf of
wliich was four colored men killed and eighteen
or twenty wounded. Tho only fair way to get
an honest expression of opinion at tho next
election is for tho United States troops to hold
tho election all over the State. It cannot be
'done otherwise, as the leaders of the Democratic
party say they aro determined to carry tho
eloction at any cost."
The latest returns from West Virginia con
firm tho election of John V. Mason to Con
gress in tho Second district over Wilson, tho
Democratic cpndidate, by a majority of from
ftveuty-fivovto fifty. Ad7iccs from tho Fourth
district reduce the majority for Gibson, Demo
crat, to about S00. Tho Republicans have
mado decided gains in tho Legislature, but not
enough to control it. Tho majority for the
Democratic candidate for Judga of tho State
supremo court will probably not exceed 2,000,
aud some Republicans even doubt his election.
' After ex-Senator Eaton had been nominated
for Congress by tho Democrats in tho First
district of Connecticut, he mado a speech ac
cepting tho honor, but declining to make any
pledges. Ho said ho had not sought the nomi
nation, but now that ho was in tho field ho
naturally did not want to bu defeated. He
had always voted against river and harbor ap
propriations, and should continue to do so if
sent again to Congress.
Hon. Eustaco Gibson, who has been olectod
to Congress from tho Fourth West Virginia'
district, is a brother of Col. J. Catlett Gibson, o'
Culpoper county, Va. Ho onco represented
Giles county in V e Virginia Legislature, and
during the war was seriously wounded by a
cannon-ball fired from a United States gun
boat. General Butler, it is announced, will not
lake a very conspicuous part in the Massachu
setts campaign. He will speak in a few of tho
larger cities aud givo the rest of tho time he
caii bpare from his law business to organizing
tho Democratic party.
Senator Allison, of Iowa, wants to see Geu.
Beaver elected Governor of Pennsylvania.
Connecticut, Second district, Charles S.
Mitchell, Democrat; S. E. Merwin, Jr., Repub
lican; Third district, John T. Waite, Repub
lican. Illinois. First (Chicago) district, J. W.Doane,
Democrat; Fourth district, F. B. Clandon, Pro
hibitionist. Iowa. Eighteenth district, Lewis Bonnett,
Kentucky. Seventh district, J. C. S. Black
Maryland. Sixth district, Montgomery Blair,
Massachusetts. Second district, John D.
Long, Republican ; Fifth district, Leopold Morse,
Democrat; .Sixth district, Mayor Lovcring,
Democrat; Tenth district, John Hopkins, Dem
ocrat. New York. Fourteenth district, Henry R.
Low, Republican; Eighteenth district, A. L.
lnman, Democrat; Twenty-fourth district,
Charles Rhodes, Democrat; Thirtieth district,
N. S. Greenlegs, Democrat; Thirty-third dis
trict, F. B. Brewer, Republican; A. M. Lowry,
Oregon. Thomas Burke, Democrat.
Pennsylvania. Sixth district, J. B. Ever
hart, Republican; Eighteenth district, F. M.
Tennessee. Fifth district, Richard Warner,
Wisconsin. Sixth district, L. A. Stewart,
Governor Foster, of Ohio, will assist tho
Indiana Republicans during tho last week of
The anti-Prohibitionists of Kansas, since tho
Ohio election, have increased their efforts to
defeat Governor St. John.
The Democrats will contest tho seats of three
Republican congressmen -elect from Ohio
Morey, Hart, and McKinley.
Representative TMsbec, of Florida, reports
tho Republican party of his State in splendid
oouditiou, aud gaining largely in strength from
the Democracy. He i3 confident of his own re
clection. Tho unusually larg registration of voters in
New York aud Brooklyn is regarded by old
politicians as favorablo to Folgcr.
Chairman Heath, of the Pennsylvania Green
back State committee, gives notice in his Corry
Herald, that thero is not a dollar in the
treasury, and unless funds aro forthcoming
" this campaign must stop right where it is."
Senator Conger, of Michigan, doesn't consider
tho result in Ohio a calamity by any means,
but thinks it "will serve to teach tho Republi
cans the necessity of avoiding dissensions in the
party, and will tend, in a great measure, to
heal the existing disaflections in tho party in
Congressman Thomas L. Young, of Cincin
nati, chafing over the result of the election in
Ohio, sent to Governor Foster satirical con
gratulations, and saying " the G. A. R.. recog
nizes your efforts in behalf of the soldier ele
ment of tho party." Foster replied: "Your
irony is excruciating; but a bravo soldier
(when sober) is not apt to insinuate cowardice
THE OLD AVORLD.
Something About lFliat is Going on in Other Lands
A dispatch from Cairo says that Arabi's com
plicity in tho Juno massacres probably will
not be proved. Arabi declares that tho mas
sacro was precipitated by tho presence of the
British licet. Baker Pasha, who is organiz
ing tho Egyptian army, proposes to sell tho
surplus Avar material spread over Egypt.
Victor Hujco has published an appeal deprecat
ing tho execution of Arabi Pasha. The pro
gramme of the Dublin conferenco includes a
demand for local self-government, and tho
programme is strictly constitutional. Mar
wood, tho executioner, has been threatened
wjth execution if ho goes to Ireland to execute
any one.; The independent congress for the
protection of submarine cables is sitting in
Paris. An attempt to blow up a school
house in Montccau-lcs-Minea has been discov
ered. The appointment of Connt Von Hatz-
feld to bo chief of the foreign affairs in Ger
many is gazetted. The committee in Cairo
appointed to try the rebel prisoners began the
examination of Arabi Pasha. Tho water
supply at Suez has been restored.- The
Egyptian army will number 10,000.
U still refused to Arabi Pasha.-
Shcchy, of Dublin, has been presented by his
parishioners with a testimonial valued at
2,500. Justin McCarthy, M. V., has denied
in a public speech that the Irish party in Par
liament is breaking up. Mr. Lorillard's
horse Touch-me-not won the race forthe Bed
ford stakes at New Market. Action has
been begun in Paris to hold tho managers of
the Union Generate responsible for tho defi
ciency of 20,000,000 francs. It has been de
cided in Madrid that Prince James shall bo
proclaimed the head of tho Spanish Legitimist
party. Mr. Leonard II. Courtney, M. P., in
a public speech has-denied that tho Government
abrogated to themselves the credit for victories
in Egypt. The Archbishop of Tuam has for
bidden clergymen of his diocese from taking
part in tho national conference. Mr. Parnell
has said that he will urge that the original
policy of no rack-rents be maintained. Two
cremations have taken place in England.
Ingctre Hall, the seat of the Earl of Shrews
bury, has been burned. A dispatch from
Athens says that tho difficulty between Turkey
ithdMGrrceoa--'iis considered afc an end.-; Tho
miners near Macon, Frauce, aro in rebellion"!'
rM. do Lesseps declares in an interview that
ho has the best possiblo understanding with
tho English members of the Suez canal council.
Napoleon Ney, youngest son of Marshal
Ncy, is dead. A commercial traveler has
been arrested in London for threatening the
life of-tho Princo of Wales. Mrs. Langtry
sailed for New York on Saturday. There
aro roports of troubles on tho Russian-Turkish
frontier. A plot to burn the Imperial Theatre
at Ri?a has been detected. It is expected
that a now Irish National Land League will be
established by the Dublin conference. The
Marquis of Waterford's hounds wore stoned by
the farmers and peasantry on the estate of Mr.
Patrick Power at tho Carraghmoro hunt,
Mr. Broadly, an English barrister, has gone to
Egypt to offer his services to Arabi. Seven
teen natives implicated in the Juno massacres
at Alexandria have been arrested in tho in
terior. The Egyptian minister of finance is
in possession of a list of landed property valued
at 2,000,000 which belongs to tho leaders of
the rebellion. Tho English committee to re
port on the channel tunnel havo reported that
the exit should bo guarded' by a fortress, and
that tho tunnel should be provided with a
portcullis, and should bo so arranged that it
could 1)0 flooded or blown up. Mine. Nilsson
has sailed from England for Nov,' York. It
is reported that the Spanish government will
protest against the claims of Do Brazya and
Stanley to the territory along tho Congo river,
Africa. Tho bi-metallic conference at Co
logne has called for the retirement of gold and
paper money below the value of ten marks.
The Irish national conferenco opened at Dublin
Tuesday. Tho proceedings wero not entirely
harmonious. Tho execution of the leaders
of the Egyptian rebellion is demanded by
public sentiment in Alexandria. It is esti
mated that Great Britain will require 15,
500,000 quarters of wheat from abroad from
September 1. Frenchmen and African labor
ers aro about to begin a railroad between tho
Niger and Senegal rivers.
The Y. 31 C. A. to the Trout.
The following letter, which speaks for itself,
has been received by tho Young Men's Chris
tian Association of every city:
"Pknsacola, Fla., September 23, 1SS2.
" 11 M. V. A. .
"Gentlemen: Trusting to the reputation for
generosity which tho Y. M. C. A. bears
throughout tho world, we take this mothod of
soliciting your aid for the sick and destitute,
will knowing that our cry of distress will not
go unheeded. Wo have resolved ourselves into
a relief society, to remain as such during tho
continuanco of tho present epidemic, and are
doing what wo can to relievo distress, but our
funds aro nearly exhausted, and we are com
pelled to make this application for assistance
in order to continue the good work.
" Yours, truly, B. M. Goodwin,
"Secretary Y. M. C. A."
Persons desiring to aid this worthy object
may leave their donations at any oflico of tho
Young Men's Christian Association, and tho
secretary will promptly forward the same.
Tho Prisoner's of war Itrimlon.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Sir.iNOFim,D, 111., Oct. 11. We are looking
anxiously forward to the ltith and 19th of this
month, when the National and tho Illinois State
Associations of Prisoners of War will hold their
Reunion in Chicago. Wo expect to see tho
Sherman House (tho place of assembly) over
flowed with the largcstgathcringof old soldiers
that has ever conic together in the West. Tho
Hon. Emory Storrs will deliver tho address of
welcome, which will undoubtedly be an ex
quisite piece of eloquence. President Lowder
milk, of the State Association, extends an ur
gout and cordial invitation to all ox-prisoners
to attend tho meeting.
The Illinois State Association was organized
at Springfield July 20, 1S70, and had their first
Reunion in the same city Ootober 1, 1S79, elect
ing John R. Campbell, tho promoter of the
Tho next meeting was also held at Springfield,
in August, 1850, again olecting J. R. Campbell
president. Last year the meeting was very
largely attended. Those present from other
Western States u nited in forming the " Western
Division Association of Union ex-Prisoners of
War." Addres is were made by Gen. Palmer,
Gen. Pavcy, Gea. Streight, Gen. McClernand,
Gen. Vaudervoort, and others. Memorial ser
vices were held at the Lincoln Monument, and
the Reunion end ed with a banquet at the Leland,
October 21, wher o tho feasting was kept up until
An Alleged Imposter.
Geo. W. Roberts, alias Wm. Roberts, travel
ing in the G. A. R. Departments of New Jersey
and Pennsylvan ia, is reported an imposter and
unworthy of aid. He claims to bo a member of
Hollister Post, No. 27, Department New York,
and a late member of tho First New York En
gineer's voluntee is, in search of members of tho
latter organizatic n to obtain evidence for pen
sion purposes. :Io is 5 feet 10 inches high ;
weighs about 1GO pounds; sandy complexion;
brown hair; sand y mustache ; gray eyes ; about
33 years old; wurs brown mixed suit, sack
coat, woolen shir' , laced in front, and wears his
badgo conspicuously, nis forehead is narrow
and retiring, and his appearanco unfavorable.
The Burnsi ties' Hop at Baltimore.
Burnsidc Post, No. 22, G. A. R., gavo their
first hop of the season afc Broadway Institute
Monday. It was wt-ll attended, and was a source
of much eiypymcnt, especially to the belles
and beaux of East Baltimore. The ball, which
was in charge of ".ho ollicers of the Post and
special committee, passed oQ very nicely.
The members wore their uniforms. Tho ofli
cors of the Post are: Adjutant, George Zan
zcrbcrg: Commauder, Noah Underwood ; J. V.
C, George Shea; O. G., James S.Taylor; S. A.,
John Stockman ; Sergeant, William Upton ; O.
D., Ignatius Punte. The Post will go to Phila
delphia on Thursday, tho 20th inst., to attend
Stray Shot? from Oar Comrades In Various Sec
tions. A larse- Reunion of ex-soldiers was held at,
Clarksville, Iowa, September 21, and a most
enjoyable occasion resulted.
The fiftk Reunion of the. Veteran Society of
the Fortj'-iiinth Pennsylvania Volunteers will
be held in Huntington, November 11 and 15.
A Soldio:s Reunion was held on the Fair
Grounds at East Enterprise, Ind., Friday and
Saturday. A Post of the Grand Army of the
Republic was organized.
A Reunion of the veterans from the United
States sloop-of-war Jamestown was held afc
Philadelphia Friday evening. Tho officers of
the association are Isaac K. Archer, president ;
J. B. Nicholson, secretary, and J. J. Nally, treas
urer. The survivors of the Ninety-fifth, regiment
Pennsylvania volunteers celebrated the twenty
first anniversary of their departure for tho seat
of war one ay last- week by a banquet at
Fourth street and Fairmounfc avenue, Phila
delphia. Tho ninth s !Ssion of tho National Soldiers'
Reunion closed at Caldwell, Ohio, with a Camp
fire and experience meeting. The prominent
speakers were John Sherman, Ross Alexander,
Democratic candidate for Congress in the dis
triot, and Col. John Ferguson, of Cambridge.
The Reunion w.is voted a success.
William C. Wiley and Charles Frankie met
at the recent Reunion at Pittsburg for the firafc
time since the battle of Gettysburg. Tho night
before the battle they slept under the sa'me
blanket with James Montgomery. The ilexfc
day all three were struck, by the same cannon
ball. Wiley lost n leg, Frankie was wounded
in the shoulder, a id Montgomery was killed.
The meeting of W iley and Frankie was a joy
A three-days' veteran Reunion was recently
I held afc tho springs near Redfield, Iowa. An
association was formed on the ground, called
the Col. Redfield Soldiers' Association. Tho
camp was christened Camp Conger, and tho
following officers wero elected for the ensuing
year: G. W. Chafe, president; J. H. Mills,
secretary; B. F. Lambert, corresponding secre
tary: Col. S. D. Nic'nols, of Panora, first vice
president; Charles Dubbs, of Anita, second
vice-president, aud V. P. Robbinsou, of Green
field, third vice-president.
The Veteran Society of the Forty-ninth
Pennsylvania Yolur-teers will hold its fifth
annual Reunion on t he 1 1th and loth of No
vember at Huntingdon, Pa., and as the where
abouts of a large num her of surviving comrades
havo been ascertained since tho last gathering,
the coming ono is expected to be the largest
yet held. One of the special attractions of this
Reunion will be the display of the photographs
of a largo nnmber of comrades, many of whom
aro now deceased. Wives of comrades and
other members of their families who desire to
attend will be furnished with orders for tickets
afc tho same rates as those provided for the
comrades. This provision is also mado for
widows of deceased comrades.
The attendance at the Reunion, at Clinton,
III., of tho One Hundred and Seventh regiment
was much larger than anticipated. W.F.Cal
houn delivered an eloqu cnt address of wel
come. Addresses were also made by Rev. J. B.
Wolfo and Rev. Levi Field', both members of
tho regiment. Gen. Julius White, of Chicago,
also made a short speech. Afc noon a lwuntiful
picnic dinner was served. The organization
of the regiment was then mado by the election
of Dr. John Vf right for presid snt; Henry Funk,
of Farmer City, first vie v-p resident; Mr.
Plunk, of M'onticcllo, secon :1 vice-president ;
Dr. David Ei'miustoa, secret ttry, and Colonel
Thomas Snell, treasurer. Th t next Reunion
will be held afc Mouticello, HI.
There were about 175 old soldiers in atten
dance at tho soldiers' Reunion afc Stockton,
Kan., last week. Ono of the most striking
features in tho procession, as the old soldiers
marched down the street, durim' tho Reunion,
was tho appearance of a rebel right guidon,
which was trailed in tho dust of disgrace aud
defeat as the bovs marched on tlic.tr wav. This
is believed to be tho only rebel gu'idou in Kan;
sas that was captured during the war. It was
raptured at tho battle of Selby, Alabama, April,
1SG5, by L.B.Williamson, member of Company
A, Fourth Iowa cavalry, and vljo lives iivo
miles southwest of Stockton.
Of the children of the lato Gone nil Hood, of
tho confederate army, tho eldest, twin girls
twolyo years of age, are being educated in
Hanover, Germany. John Bell, age- ten years,
has been adopted by a Mississippi lam ily. Dun
can Norbert, age nine years, is at school near
Saratoga. Lilian and Marian, twins, age eight,
have been adopted by a family iu IS ow York.
Odillo and Ida, also twins, age six yettrs, havo
been adopted into a family in Mississi ppi. Os
wald, ago five years, has been adop ted by a
New York family. Anna Gertrude, th c young
est, died two years ago.
The best speech in the bound editioi l of tho
Congressional Record for the last session is that;
of John H. Starin, of Brooklyn. Tho proposi
tion to sell the Brooklyn navy yard was up.
Mr. Starin said : " Mr. Speaker, I am not famil
iar with all of your rules here, and I do not
know whether or not" I am in order, l it you
have a property hero which you are going to
sell for $200,00u, and 1 will at this moment
draw my check for it for $500,000." Th 3 bill
was immediately and effectually equelcke d.
ri nf gf-