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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. 0., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2G, 1882.
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WASHINGTON, D. C., OCTOBER 26, 1682.
TAc number of vcw subscribers to The Na
tional TttllirxE received during Vic teeek
ending yesterday, October 25ft, was one thou
sand one hundred and tivclrc. (1,112).
Tire nnmljcr of riension certificates issued
and signed during the week ending October
Siitli, 1CS2, was " 12 original, 307 ; increase,
309; arrears, G.
The time for the reassembling of Congress
is fast approaching, and the battle for sol
diers' rights -will soon begin again. To be
able to render effective aid to "the leaders of
the struggle for the recognition of those
rights, it is essential that our ex-soldiers
should keep perfectly posted concerning
pending and prospective pension and
bounty legislation, and to that end avc trust
they -will all subscribe to The National
TimtrxE with the least possible delay.
Soon of our friends as wish to obtain a
copy of Vennors "Weather Almanac for 1853
should send in their orders at once, as the
fust edition is very nearly exhausted and
the publishers may not have the second
edition ready before the 1st of January
next The first edition, it should be
stated, gives the predictions "for October,
November, and December of the present
year as well as for the season of 18S3, and is,
therefore, valuable for immediate reference.
Some time ago we had occasion to nrgo
upon every subscriber, who was the only re
cipient of The National Tuiijune at his
local posi-oflBee, the desirability of inter
esting his comrades in its work and secur
ing their subscription. We are glad to
know that some, at least, of our readers
have jcspouded to cur appeal. During
the last week we mailed bundles that
is to say packages containing two or more
copies to one hundred and nine (10D) post
ofiiccs, to each of which we had hitherto sent
but one copy weekly of The National
The following letter needs no comment.
It tells its own story, and we print it in
order to show our comrades that the best
way to help on the great work of the Grand
Army is to support The National Tkiij
UNE. Here it is:
Grand Ai:my of the Republic.
Omaha, Neil, Oct. 21, 1W2.
Comijade: Your favor enclosing petitions
for Post charters in Michigan, Nebraska, and
Missouri, have been received and forwarded
to the proper parties.
You will please accept the thanks of the
Commander-in-Chief for the interest dis
played in our Order.
F. 12. Brown,
To-morrow the festivities of Grand Army
Day in Philadelphia will be inaugurated.
The occasion is sure to be the most nota
ble in the history of the order in Penn
sylvania, and we feel confident that the
procession of battle-scarred veterans will
make a deep and lasting impressioivon the
vast multitude that will bc gathered there
to see i t pass. Commander-in-Chief Vouder
voort iscxpecltd to be present,' as well as
distinguished visitors from all sections of
the country, and the assemblage will partake
of the nature of a mammoth Soldiers' lie
union. In our next issue we shall print a
graphic account of the parade and eamp
fires from the pen of our special correspond
ent. Ax esteemed subscriber writes ns from
White Plains, N. Y., explaining that "the
only design in excluding office-holders and
ihofec recently removed from office" from
the Veterans' Meeting a New York week
before last was " that the public might not
be able to say that it was a meeting of a
few soreheads or disappointed aspirants td
office." So we supposed, but that does not wipe
oulthehig,alimportant fact that an ex -soldier,
who is also an office-holder, is as much
entitled to all the rights and privileges of a
veteran as one who is not. Else it would be
degrading in an ex-soldier to accept office,
and we take it that our friends who want I
and rightly, too to see a larger proportion
of the civil offices filled by their comrades
did not intend to place that construction
How Our Veterans Should Vole.
Nothing can be ot greater concern to our ex
soldiers than the character of tho men who
may be chosen to represent them in the next
Congress, for upon their votes, in all human
probability, will depend tho adoption or re
jection of the pension and bounty measures
already pending or about to be proposed.
Tor that reason it has been the desire of
The National Tuibtxe from the first to
Airnish its readers with such full and spe
cific information iorjehing the record and
present attitude of each Congressional nom
inee on the leading pension and bounty
bills as would enable them to cast their
votes intelligently and to good purpose at
tho coming election But nnforsecn obsta
cles have arisen which seem likely to frus
trate this purpose. Although the November
election is less thau two weeks off, the Con
gressional nominees are not, as yet, all
named, aud the interval is too short to admit
of a thorough inquiry into their peisonal
aud political standing. It is to be regretted
thai this is the case, but, after all, since it is
within the power of any reader of Tin:
National TunirxE to obtain direct from
any nominee in his district an ex
plicit statement as to his position touchiug
prospective pension and bounty legislation,
we do not know that it will materially affect
tho general result. What every ex-soldier
who is in doubt as to the views of any par
ticular candidate in regard to the recognition
b'y Congress of the full measure of his claims
upon the country should do, is to address
that candidateaplaiu.straight-forward letter,
asking him to make known his opinions,
cither through a card in some local news
paper or by a personal lett er. 1 f he responds
to this icquest, the reply, in whatever shape
it may bo communicated, should at once be
made known by the recipient to such of his
comrades as reside in the same district, in
order that they, too, may make their votes
tell at the polls.
In many cases, doubtless, it may not be
necessary to pursue this course as, for in
stance, where the candidate has already
served one or more terms in Congress aud
left a record behind him but the only out
lay required to obtain tho desired informa
tion is the cost of a postage stamp, aud our
veterans can certainly afford that expense.
In thepresent Congress the members, with a
few exceptions, have not as yet been recorded
directly on the leading pension and bounty
issues of the day, although the debate on the
Senate resolution reaffirming the equity of
the arrears bill aud numerous private pension
measures reported from time to time in the
House has revealed the attitude of the lead
ers of both parties, but if our ex-soldiers
make it a rule to vote against every nominee
who has in any way questioned the justice
of pending pension or bounty legislation they
cannot go far astray. He who has not shown
himself openly and avowedly the soldier's
friend it is pretty safe to conclude is the
toklier's enemy, and ought not to receive his
vote at the coming election.
Our readers will pardon, we trust, this
blnntness of speech. The election of ialri
otic and honorable men to the Forty-eighth
Congress is a matter of vital importance to
them, and no candidate, be he Republican or
Democrat or Independent, about whose
position there is the slightest uncertainty,
should be returned at the approaching
election. In Vermont, Ohio and "West
Virginia the people have already voted, but
in districts where elections are still to bo
held onr veterans should make their votes
tell for the election or defeat of the various
candidates for their suffrages. Thry can
not afford to waste their ammunition, this
year, as they have done at previous elections,
but every man should interrogate for himself
the nominee of his party and support or
oppose him according as he docs or does not
return a satisfactory answer. Let us have no
morechild'splay no more blind acceptance of
promises that are merely "made to the ear."
Our ex-soldiers can muster nearly if not
quite a million votes, aud those votes ought
to be cast solidly for tho election of Repre
sentatives in the next Congress who will do
their full duty by our veterans, irrespective
of party affiliations and regardless of news
paper clamor. Comrades, keep your powder
dry and fire when your see the whites of
your enemies' eyes.
Koimiy for Heck.
The readers of The National Tribune
do not need to be told that Senator Beck, of
Kentucky, is the inveterate foe of the Union
soldier. Ilo is the man who Jed the attack
on theanears bill, and denounced the whole
pension system as "honeycombed with
fraud." If any man is soiely in need of
moral regeneration, it is Senator Beck, of
Kentucky. But how is that regeneration to
bo effected? Wo can think of but one way,
and that is the remedy suggested in these
columns some weeks ago by one of our sub
scribers to send him The National Trib
une, through which he can obtain a knowl
edge of the exact truth concerning the rights
of our ex-soldiers, and, if so disposed, profit
by it. It is possible, of course, that Senator
Beck has reached such a stage of moral
blindness that he no longer can distinguish
truth from falsehood, but the experiment
seems to us, at least, worth trying. In order,
however, that he may not imagine that The
National Tribune is sent to him as a mat
ter of compliment, one of our correspondents
thinks it best that the cost should be de
frayed by our ex-soldiers themselves by one
cent contributions, and in a recent issue we
invited subscriptions for that purpose. As
a result, we have received a "number of let
ters containing, in the aggregate, nearly the
amount necessary to pay for sending The
Trijiuxe to his address for ono year, but as
we announced at the outset that we would
not receive any amount larger than ono cent
from any subscriber, we have decided to re
turn to the senders all subscriptions in ex
cess of that sum. The list of subscribers to
the Beck fund, each contributing one cent,
will be found elsewhere, and we shall be
happy to print the names of all future sub
scribers to this fund.
Mr. Doanc's letter suggesting starting the
fund is as follows:
To the Editor National Tribune :
As we old soldiers hold no ill will towards
anybody, I propose that one hundred "hoys"
who were wounded in the late war contrib
ute each one cent that Kentucky's distin
guished Senator (.Mr. Beck) may receive
The National Tribune for ono year. Let
the money be from pensions received. Good
for evil is our motto. Enclosed find my
subscription. J. G. DoANE.
Secretary Folgor and tho Soldier.
The report which appeared in these col
umns last week of the meeting hclil in New
York to take action looking to the stricter
enforcement of the United States statutes,
declaring that, other things being equal,
preference should be given to ex -Union
soldiers and sailors and their widows and
orphans in appointments to the civil service
has been construed in some quarters as an
admission by The National Tribune
that the present administration in its ap
pointments :rnd removals has willfully dis
regarded these just aud equitable provisions
of law. We hasten to remove that impres
sion, not because The National Tribune
has any selfish interest in cither defending
or attacking ihe policy of President Arthur
or his Cabinet, but simply for- the "reason
that it loves the truth above all things aud
is not williug that opinions should be as
cribed to it which it does not entertain. We
take this occasion to say, therefore, that
after the most diligent inquiry we have
been able to discover no evidence whatever
that the present Secretary of the Treasury,
either in New York or cteewhere, lias dis
criminated in his appointments -against
members of the Grand Army or our ex
soldiers generally, but on the contrary
abundant proof that he has uniformly given
them the preference, and that not grudg
ingly, hut with a cordial appicc""""
their claims upon the Governmei
stamps him a patriotic citizen as
law-abiding official. It is but fai
also, that our Now York corres
" Pen and Sword," so tar from bein
sible for the statement out of w
misapprehension seems to have gr . .
tho first to make known its groun .
and that the subsequent inves '
which he has made by our direct' i,
confirm the result of his original ..-,
That removals from the civil i
worthy ex-soldiers and sailors h
made in some Departments to s r
selfish end, we do not question,
were that not the case we should
tate to support and endorse the 'Ve?
the movement just inaugurated u
York, but it is not true that Seen a; -ger
has shown tho door to any
the employ of the Treasury ex ,
cause," and The National Trii
not intend to nermit air politics
commit it to a statement which it
be without foundation. Whether
Pol ger should or should not be ele
ernor of the great State of New j
question which it is not within th
of The National Tkiiu'nk to d
it would be recreant to its trust d f.
its readers for one moment to thii .". .
is aught clso than he is the steadfast and
consistent advocate of soldiers' rights, alike
in the civil service and the Halls of Congress.
Tho Sioj?e of Knoxville.
Kinglake, in his history of tho "Invasion
of the Crimea," refers to the custom of be
stowing indiscriminate praise upon officers
who simply perform their duty well, as
"I conceive that in these latter times the
scale upon which we measure Avarlike prow
ess has been brought down too low by the
custom of awaiding wild, violent praise to
the common performance of duty, and even
now and then to actual misfeasance; so if I
keep from this path it is not because f think
coldly of our army or our navy, but because
1 desire as I am sure our best officers do
that we should return to our ancient aud
more severe standard of excellence. There
is another reason that moves me in the same
direction. Not only is the uttcranco of mere
praise a lazy und futile method of attempt
ing to do justice to worthy deeds, but it
intercepts the honcpt growth of a man's re
nown by serving as a convenience for avoid
ing that narration upon which, for the most
prrl, all lasting fame iinit rest. Too often
the repute of a soldier, who has done somo
heroic act, is dealt with by a formal report,
declaring that he has been 'brave,' or
'g;dluil,' or 'has conducted himself to the
perfect satisfaction of his commanding offi
cer.' The cheap, sugared words are quickly
forgot ten, and nothing remains; whereas, if
his countrymen wne told not of the mere
conclusion that the man had done bravely,
but of the very deed from which the infer
ence was drawn, .the story, howtver simple,
might dwell perhaps in their minds, and
they might tell it to their children, and tho
soldier would have his f.ime."
In like manner, if the writer of the "Siege
of Knoxville" is chary of compliments to
the men through whose performance of duty
the veteran brigades of General Longstreet
were beaten back from the fortifications,
and that renowned commander failed in his
attempt to rcoccupy the Aralley of the Ten
nessee, he, too, disclaims any lack of warmth
toward the army, but prefers to narrate tho
deeds, the performance of which must form
tho only true basis of military fame.
Whatever of criticism the failure of Gen
eral Burnside to re-enforce the Army of tho
Cumberland in September entitled him to,
there is nothing but praise due him for
his military operations in November. He
grasped the situation with tho skill of an
adept in tho art of Avar, and brought to the
task of defending the city he had so lately
occupied all the pdAvers of a mind of more
than ordinary vigor and the strength of a
vill that Avas irresistible. With his hand
upon the lever every portion of his army
moved Avith the precision of a Corliss engine.
His orders were obeyed at once without
question. Thus we find Biddle dismount
ing his cavalry and using the horses
to transport the artillery, and White burn
ing his wagons and supplying llartranft
with mules with which to move his guns on
that dreary night-march from Lenoir.
General Willcox, left with a small com
mand of green troops and a force of poorly
mounted cavalry, at an outpost fronting
upon Western Virginia, where an army
three times as large as his own was believed
to be concentrated, and burdened with an n
immense wagon train aud three batteries of
artillery, when ordered to move across two
mountain ranges and two deep and rapid
rivers fifty miles to Cumberland Gap, exe
cuted the orderwithout the loss of a wagon or
piece of artillery. Longstreet was utterly
unable to obtain the same results. One of his
division commanders, under positive orders I
to move forward to Campbell's Station and
thus cut off the retreat of General Burnside to
Knoxville, went into camp instead of obey
ing the order. So at Campbell's Station,
while Longstreet was vainly striving to get
his troops into position to strike tho "crush
ing and destructive blow" which he had
marched nearly one hundred miles to inflict,
his skillful antagonist was quietly moving
his supply train to the rear and preparing at
the proper moment to march to Knoxville.
During his absence his Chief Engineer had
not been idle. A fort was constructed, com
manding the road on which his troops were
retreating, of such formidable character as
to at once transform the expedition into a
siege. There was no friction, no clashing of
privato interests with rmhlic duty, no mur
muring and discontent in the ranks. Sol
diers who had borne their manly part at
Shiloh and Stone River met tho men of
other regiments who had fought at Antielam
and Fredericksburg and Gettysburg and
had been with Grant at Vicksburg. They
were reliable, brave men, and their com
mander knew they could be trusted. As
the histofyof the siege progresses we shall
see how these qualities in officrsvand men
wrought the deliverance of East Tennessee
) federate control, and, in the words
viuglake, the story may dwell per
our readers' minds, and they may
their children, and the soldier will
fame. THE MAGAZINES.
' '.chains steadily holds its own in the
of tho young folks as tho best of all
3 magazine1;. The present number is
good things. "Tho Story of Yiteau,"
- . lk K. Stockton, is commenced ; the scene
. in Burgundy in the timo of Louis IX.
niiscs to be a stirring narrali'e of the
. ages, a time dear to tho hearts of
..cers and readers alike. Torpedoes rc-
iv- a timely share of attention, and every
d girl in the land may learn all about this
e and mysterious means of Avarfarc.
. Turkham "Brothers Tide-Mill" is com-
id in this number by J. T. Trowbridge.
i tale of to-day, and tho author's reputa-
3 tho best recommendation it could luwe.
oy in the White House" is Noah Brooks's
of tho child-life of Lincoln's home during
ar. It is a most interesting recital and
fill tho public expectancy, raised high in
vjier's opens with an interesting and timely
u .Io on "The Early Quakers in England and
j ' nsylvania," by Howard l'yle, Avith illustra
s drawn by tho auHiior, including many of
incidents now being celebrated at Philadel
i. The work is worthy its subject and the
. hor. A lengthy and interesting installment
- Black's "Shaudon Bells," and a short story,
' or (he Major," by Constance rcnhnoreWool
- ijAvith two or threo minor sketches, complete
the fiction for the month. " Pondenone" leads
the poetry; it is by W. D. Howells, and hand
somely illustrated. Thoughtful aud entertain
ing matter tills the balanco of an exceptionally
Lippincnlt's maintains its reputation avcII in
tho current number. 11. W. Itaymond opens
with a breozy account of "ThuCruiso of tho
Viking," the story of a trip by yacht from Long
b,land, N. Y., to Chicago. "Fairy Gold" is
showered on its readers in goodly quantity.
"Dom Pedro's Dominion" is pleasantly de
scribed by Frank Carpenter in the record of a
recent visit to Brazil. Emily F. Wheeler tells
a good story under a quaint title, "Not as the
Romans do." The u.Mial amount of poetry,
faet, and minor fiction is furnihhed.
Wide Awake comes Avith its usual amount of
good cheer for the young people. Tho princi
pal article is "A Suit of Homespun," tell
ing how tho hemp is gathered and prepared for
AVCTving, and the cloth woven, by pen and
picture. "Tho Trojan War" is continued, and
the further history of tho clubs told. "A Hoy
Sculptor " is an interesting story of Paul Bart
lett's wonderful progress in moulding human
and animal forms. " Lost Among the SaA'ages"
is continued by I avid Ker. Fresh fun is pro
vided in many little sketches and stories.
The Ccnturi. One rises from an afternoon's
reading in tho Century for November with tho
souse of satisfaction that he feels after a pro
longed visit to a gallery of paintings collected
by a connoisseur, in art, or an evening spent
at a Thursby concert, tho Lest part of his
naluro touched by a succession of emotions,
each of Avhich rouses Avithin him tho warmest
gratitude towards tho artists who ha'o con
tributed to his entertainment. The maga.ino
confined to a certain number of pages, tho gal
lery to thu space on tho Avails, and the concert
to the hours allotted to tho performance, there
is no room in either for any but the chefs
d'mirrc of art in prose and poetry, painting and
music. Henry James, Jr., contributes a de
lightful paper doscriptivo of Venice. It is
hard to bo coinp.-lled to depriA'o our read
ers of the rich and glowing descriptions of
paintings "that, have kept their brightness
through tho centuries;" but " Venice" is but
ono picture and Mr. James but ono of the art
ists Avhoso avoi-Ics are grouped in the Century.
Alphonpe Dauilct, who, as ho says, studied tho
most serious side of his book " Lcs Hois en Exil "
in tho drawing-room of Victor Hugo, contrib
utes a beautifully-written tribute to the life and
character of his friend the author of tho "Mis
crablcs." These are but two of the gems in this
most delightful of periodicals. If there were no
ot hers, they alone avouIi ,bo worth the price of tho
maga.ino. Edward EjjUiston, after having be
stowed soA-eral years of&flidy upon tho subject,
begins in this number ilyftrtiele entitled "The
Beginning of a Nation." Commencing with tho
attempt by Sir Walter Raleigh in lOso to found
a colony on Roanoako Island, he traces the pro
gress and final failure of that piojecfc and fol
lows by a minute and carefully-detailed nccount
of tho foundation of ah English colony at
Jamestown, Virginia. - Among-'other interest
ing matter in tho Century 'may bc mentioned
"A New Profession for Women," by Franklin
j II. North;
Tho Christian League of Connecti
cut," by Washington Gladden; "Sculptures of
tho Great Pergamon Altar,'' by Lucy II.
Mitchell; "The Led Horse Claim," a romance
of tho silver mines, by Alary 11. I'oote, and
Cluster XIII of "Through One Administra
tion," by Frances II. Burnett. Tho illustra
tions, fifty-two in number, are finely executed
and perfectly printed.
flcmorert's for tho comimr month is filled, as
usual, with good mutter for intellectual enter
tainment, besides the fashion features that
mako this magazine unique in its scope. Mrs.
Alexander contributes a full quota of "Tho
Admiral's Ward," which grows in interest.
This number is replete with interest for its
readers in every department.
General Fitzhugh Lee has become a farmer in
Fairfax county, Va.
Mrs. Frances Hodgson Burnett is visiting
friends in Hartford, Conn.
General Sheridan and family are visiting his
mother at her home in Ohio.
Winnemucca, tho Piute chief, though Avastcd
to skin and bones, is ali'o still.
General Ncal Dow has gone to Minnesota to
help out the Prohibitionists there.
General Van Burcn, consul general to Japan,
is coming home on leave of absence.
Mark Twain has received $100,000 of royal
ties from his play of "Coloiud Sellers."
Gen. George IJ. McClellan, slccginpanicd by
his wife, arrived in Washington Monthly night.
Viscountess Stringford established a hospital
for Egyptian wounded, and tho Khedivo gave
her eighty beds from A rain's house.
Commissioner of Pensions Dudley has so far
recovered from his recent severe illness as to be
able to resumo his official duties in Washing
ton. Hon. John D. Defrces, ex-public printer, 'died
at Berkely Springs, Va., Thursday morning. He
was born in White county, Tenn., November S,
Mrs. Fish, Avife of Ex-Secretary Fish, was in
jured seriously in a' runaway near Garrisons,
N. Y., tho other day. Two of her ribs were
Secretary Lincoln, as a-c11 as General Sher
man, Avill attend the army competitive rifle
shooting contest at Leavenworth ou tho 25th,
2Gth, and 27th.
General .Tubal Early has gone to Missouri to
look after the estate of bis late brother, Colonel
11. H. Early. He Avas astonished to see how
much St. Louis has grown.
Tho jury in the libel suit of Mario Prcscott, tho
actress, against President Touscy, of tho Ameri
can NewsjCompany, rendered a verdict in faA'or
of the pkiintiffforl2,500.
President Arthur returned , to Washington
Wednesday night. Ho is expected atrFTavrc de
Grace. Md., as the guest of Major T. B. Fergu
son, for tho first day's duck shooting in
Thomaso Salvlnirthc tragedian, has arriA'ed in
New York.IIe is in good'health, and pleased
to get back to this country. He will appear as
Othello on the 2(ith inst. at the Fifth Avenue
Theatre in New York.
Mrs. Langtry, tho famous "Jersey Lily,"
arrived at New York Monday morning, on the
steamship Arizona. A large number of persons,
principally of tho theatrical profession, Avent
down on a tug to meet Mrs. Langtry, to whom
they Avere introduced by Mr. Oscar Wilde.
General George Crook, the new commander
in Arizona, has prohibited the use of tiswin, the
favorite tipple of the Apache Indians. He has
ordered the calling of a roll daily to ascertain
Avhat Indians arc absent from the reserA-ation,
but promises that those Avho remain shall Ikia'c
plenty of Avork at the spade and hoe.
General Boulanger is a thorough republican.
He writes from Paris to a friend in St. Louis:
" Let France in the Old World and the Ameri
can Republic upon the new continent point out
to all the road to progress and real civilization.
Let us march hand in hand ; this is our most
ardent desire; it is tho desire of CA-ery good
Few men haA-o had a more interesting expe
rience of the "late unpleasantness" than Major
Wilmer McLean, Avho 1 a few days since in
Alexandria, Va. He literally saw the begin
ning and the end of the Avar. It was on his
farm that the battle of Bull Run avus fought,
and General Lee surrendered on his farm at
Appomattox, to Aiiich he had moved with his
Tho senior soldier in the Germn army is a
Emperor William, who is its head. In March
he entered in his eighty-sixth year. The
youngest soldier in the same army is the son of
Duke Paul Frederick of Mocklenberg-ScliAvcrin,
Avho is scarcely yet a month old, and Avho has
just been enrolled by tho veteran Emperor in
the Seventeenth regiment of "Mecklcnbcrg
Gen. John Kay Clement died at Snnbury,
Pa., on the loth inst. During the Avar he was
Provost Marshal for the district from IS()2 to 1SG 1.
He was prominent in the formation of the
Washington Artillervists, of Pottsville, of Avhich
ho was captain, prior to tho Mexican Avar, in
which they volunteered for service but Averc
refused, Pennsyh'ania's quota being full. This
organization Avas one of the first defenders in
J S01, and is now headquarter guard to Major
Ex-SoMii'i-s for Cml Otllces.
To tho Editor National Tribune:
As one avIio participated in the deliberations
of the recent Veteran's meeting in New York,
I can say that it Avas our desire that neither
political party should bo able to say that the
move was of a political nature. Wo met to fake
somo action to prepare tho way for a united
effort on tho part of all veterans to maintain
their rights, and the only design in excluding
ollico holders and those recently removed from
office as delegates was that the public might not
be able to say that it Avas a meeting of a fevA'
soreheads or disappointed aspirants to office.
The revised statutes give us certain rights over
others which have, for somo years past, been
too frequently ignored. United action on the
part of all veterans Avill remedy this wrong.
Many of us have not realized our strength, and
had wo used it unitedly many an old soldier
Avould now bo in positions held by men Avhoso
only claim is that they lnwo in some way,
legitimately or otherwise, aided in the election
of this or that official. Wo havo a right, and
do demand it Avith full emphasis, to the first
chance for appointment. While wo have noth
ing personal against any Avho hold positions
by recent or prior appointment, Ave say to them:
"You are filling places that, by act of Congress
and by joint resolution, belongs to us." You,
Mr. Editor, know as well as your humblo ser
vant, that, in order to eA-ade. Section lToi, many
appointees aro accredited as having served in
the army who never saAV or smelt burning
powder, and many whose only scrvico w:ls,
at tho lime of tho mid by Early in July, l?(i,
Avhilo they wcro clerks in the Quartermaster's
Department, and others whoAvere called out for
twenty-four hours, and sent to us at tho front at
Fort Stevens end Tcnlytown. I am glad your
good paper takes such an exalted position. I
havo been about fivo years ono of your sub
scribers and you haA'e obtained a number of
subscribers that you know nothing of from me.
My motto is: "Tho soldier first, party next."
. Yours, in F., C. and L.,
V. M. Hodgson
White Plains, N. Y.
lYIwt the Funny Fellows are Saying in tho News
papers. The comet has a head 21,000 miles long. It
ought to knoAV pretty well Avhat it is doing.
" Please hang up " is the polite telephonic for
"Hold your tongue." New Mexicim.
A Ncav York letter carrier was arrested for
stealing money letters, when it was discovered
that ho had four AviA-es. No Avonder he had to
steal. Saturday Sight.
A man never realizes the littleness of his own
abilities so much as Avhcn, after blacking his
own boots, he is greeted by the first boy h-s
meets Avith the customary "Shine?" Lowdl
Gen. Bonaparte died. To George IV, then in
Ireland, it was announced, "Sire, your great
est enemy is dead." "When did she die?"
asked the King, assuming that it was his Avifo
that had died. Cory's Guide to History.
Jean (wakening Tain at tho dead of night) :
"On, div ye feel tho smell o' the gas? Are ye
shuro ye pit it out?" Tarn: "Shurc, wumman,
I AA'onder to hear yo talking. Hiv I no got a
big blister on my thoomb?" Glasyow Bailee.
Would'n it be a joke on Miss Emily Faithful,
Avho has come over from England to lecture
Americans on their extravagance, if she met
Avith an empty hall, Avith cards upon the seats
stating, " We could not afford to come?" Boston
"They tell mo Mr. Brown ha3 a great ear
for music," said Fcnderson. "Yes," replied
Fogg, " I knew ho had a great ear two of them,
in fact but I did not know that they Avere for
music. I supposed they Avere for brushing flies
off the top of his head." Hartford Times.
Some time ago a cryjnuoccntyounglady paid
a A'isit to a lady friend, who, a few days before,
had presented her good man with a sou. Sho
had, of course, to sco the baby. After looking
hard at thp little stranger some time she re
marked: "Dear me, Maggie, how sunburnt it
is." Hartford Times.
"Your wifo has eloped." "Great Scott!"
said the deserted husband, "with whom?"
" With your tailor." " You don't say so," re
plied the bereaA-ed man, with beaming smile.
" Why, I owed him six hundred dollars. What'll
you take?" Heaven does indeed temper the
Avind to the shorn lamb. Sm Francisco 1'oit.
"Whoso statue is that?" asked a member of
the Ncav York judiciary of his companion, as
they Avere riding through the park one Sunday
last summer. " Why, that's Humboldt," replied
the other. " What in thunder did they want to
giveHelmbold a statue for? "said the judgo.
" He neverdid nothing but invent buchu." Acta
Blotting paper Avas discOA'ercd in 1-155. Pre
A'ious to that, Avhen a man dropped a sploich of
ink on the lower left-hand corner of his paper
he Avould give it a lick Avith his tongue toward
the upper right-hand corner, and make a better
picturafeUicomet of 1SS0 than any that has
yet appeared iii the illustrated papers. Norris-
town Herald. -
THE BECK FUND.
Fifty-four Cents Towards Sending Ilira Tho
Tribune for One Year.
Tho following are the names of the subscri
bers to the fund for the relief of Senator Beck's
ignorance in regard to pension matters. Each
has contributed ono cent to pay for sending
The National Tribune to him for pne year :
J. G. Doane, Leavenworth, Ivan.
Lneien M. Kinney, Poultney, Vt.
J. H. Dtinlap, Lansin'r, Mich.
Mrs. Nathan Claus, Akron, Ohio.
F. C. "Wolf, LeAviston, Pa.
31. Garrison, Kingston, N. Y.
D. C. Rankin, Lafayette, Ind.
N. M. Fish, Mt. Vernon, Ky.
Luther Ilnynes, Passaduonkeag, Mo.
Henry J. Lyda, St. Louis, Mo.
W. II. Barnhill, Albia, Iowa.
AVm. Helovie, Plntsburgh, Mo.
"W. N. Brown, Pomeroy, Iowa.
Jacob Kobiaho, Windsor, Me.
Lucius Sackott, Beacon Falls, Conn.
Ezra K. Post, East Durham, X. Y.
Chns. L. Baldwin, Willoughby, Ohio.
Jos-. Hesketh, Chippewa Falls, Wis-.
Thomas Grist, Chippewa Falls, "Wis,
"W. C. Hose, Valley Falls, Kan.
AVm. Moore, Traey, Iowa.
E. P. AVorley, Hillsborough, Ohio.
J. F. Tobin, Camden, Me.
Cy. Sherman, Camden, Me.
Joe Trim, Camden, Me.
AVm. Maekey, Hutsonville, 111.
Tho. Maekey, Hutsonville, 111.
Adam Cline, Keene, AVis.
Geo. II. Slack, Keene, AV.
A. McAllaster, Kaeeburgh, Kan.
C. F. Hall,
J.i3. Silsbee, " "
Mis Emma Hall, " "
Miss P. McA taster, " "
Mrs. C. F. Hall, " "'
Mrs. Jos. Silsbee, " "
Mrs. A. McAllaster," "
Mrs. Nettie Snow, ' "
Oscar Itobinson, Ludlow, A"t.
A. Gillaland, Moavvequn, Hi.
Itobcrt P. Wilson, Moavvequn, 111.
Nelson E. Poolittle, Susquehanna, Pa.
S. T. Btirtlett, Cummington, Mass.
Bernhart Gilbert, Ten-Mile Stand, Tenn.
AVm. Savage. Eagle Grove, Iowa.
E. J. Davi-j, Eagle Grove, Iowa.
AY'. AV. Day, Uwatonna, Minn.
T. J. Kennedy, Auburn, N. Y.
Mrs. A. C. Elliott, Kinsley, Kan.
It AV. Durah, Butler, Mo.
Y. Taylor, Burrton, Kan.
Edgar Layman, AValton, X. Y.
S. II. McCall, Long Island, Kan.
C. II. Itobinson, Selma, Cat
Annual Hcunion anil IMmior A Thrilling Address
by a SuflVrer.
Tho Massachusetts snrA'iA'ors of rebel prisons
held their annual Keunion at the United States
Hotel, Boston, Friday, 1"0 members being pres
ent. At tlvls business meeting, the following
officers A'cre elected : President, J. G. B. Adams;
vice-president, D. Wistou ; secretary and treas
urer, J. G. BoA-ey; delegates, J. G. B.Adams,
J. G. Bovey, Col. E. J. Truil, Charles G. Davis.
Shortly before 4 o'clock tho members, Avith. in-A-ited
guests, to the number of two hundred,
filed into tho large dining room of tho
hotel and passed a pleasant hour in an ele
gant dinner. During the progress of tho
meal, Gov. Long arrived and Avas received Avith
loud applause. At tho conclusion of tho ban
quet, cigars Avero lighted, and, in a neat speech,
President Adams introduced Secretary Bovey ;is
toastmaster. In response to the first toast '"The
President of the United States" Maj. Merrill
addressed " the boys." FolloAving this, Comrade
Burroughs recited "Keenan's Charge." "The
CommonAvealth of Massachusetts" Avas res
ponded to by Goa Long, who paid an eloquent
tribute to tho heroes of the southern prison
pens. Commander George II. Patch, avIio was
imprisoned at Libby somo two months follow
ing the battle of Antic tarn, responded for the
Grand Army of the Bepublic. Tho speech of
tho evening av:is that of Comrado Burroughs,
who followed Commander Patch. As ho recited
the terrible deeds of cruelty perpetrated in
southern prisons, aud pictured in Avords of
burning eloquence the sufferings of his com
rades, burrowing in tho sand to make a shelter,
he fairly electrified his hearers, and, in closing,
when he said that ho could neither forget nor
fogive theso terrible outrages, tho entire com
pany joined in a grand shout of approval.
Speeches Avero also made by Gen. Horaco Bin
ney Sargent, Col. Carrol D. Wright, Henry B.
Pierce, Secretary of State, and others. Tho
surviA-ors' quartet, of Post 34, G. A. E., of
Salem, furnished music for the occasion,