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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. 0., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1882.
The National Tribune.
r "To CAHC FOR HIM WHO HAS BORNE THE BATTLE, AND FCR
HtC WIDOW AND ORPHANS. A&RAHAM LINCOLN.
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States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for
paymckt of pensions and oooktics for services in sup
pressing INSURRECTION OR REBELLION, 6HALL NOT BE Q'.'ES-
tkxeo." Sec. a, Art. XIV, Constitution of the United
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WASHINGTON, D. C, NOVEMBER 2, 1SS2.
The number of ncio subscribers to Tun Na
tional Tinnuxi: received during the week
ending yesterday, November 1st, teas one thou
sand one hundred and sixty-ttco, (1,1(52).
The number of pension certificates issued
and signed during the week ending Novem
ber 1st, 1SS2, was 621 original, 579; in
It -will be seen by reference to our New
York letter that the leaven applied by our
veterans at their recent meeting to the civil
service has already begun to work. A
number of our Grand Army comrades, who
were removed from office despite the provi
sions of the Revised Statutes, have been
"We arc glad to learn that the New York
Prisoners' of War Association is determined
to make its influence felt at the coming
Congressional elections, as is shown by the
questions which it has officially propounded
to the candidates of the several political
parties. They are as follows:
Sir: Bills arc now before the United States
1st. To Equalize Bounties;
2d. To Pension Union Prisioners of War;
3d. To increase the ppnsions of those Union
Veterans- who have lost a limb to $10 per
4th. Will you, if elected, faithfully carry out
the Iievised Statutes, Section 1731, in relation
to the appointment of ox-Union soldiers in the
civil service any action of party caucuses to
During the month of October the num
ber of subscriptions to The National
Tribune received at this office reached the
handsome total of 4,603. We publish
this fact in order that our friends may be
encouraged to make still greater efforts for
the extension of its circulation. As we have
Tepeatedly remarked we expect to see the
day when The National Tribune will
have a regular subscription circulation of
one hundred thousand copies weekly, and
we believe that the time is not far distant
when that expectation will be realized.
The National Tribune already goes to
nearly 8,000 post-offices, including every
State and Territory in the Union. We
have enjoyed, almost from the first
the hearty endorsement of our ex-soldiers,
but until lately we have not had their act
ive co-operation in the work of canvassing
for new subscribers. We are glad to sec
that they are pretty generally alive to the
importance of the work, and we trust that
the success which has already attended their
efforts will spur them on to still greater
achievements. We call to mind one instance
where a single subscriber, in a small New
England town, has sent us since the 1st of
September nearly one hundred subscribers,
and his is an example which we hope will
be followed by many others. At the same
time we are not insensible of the- obligations
which we are under 16 those who, of their
own accord and without expectation of re
ward, have sent us one, two, or three sub
scribers from places where hitherto Tin:
National Tribune has been comparatively
unknown. We appreciate the interest which
they have displayed in its success, and no
matter what the size of the club which they
succeed in raising, they may be sure that we
shall never be indifferent to the value of
their friendship and good-will.
We observe with regret that some of our
small-minded and ill-informed contempo
raries have undertaken to criticize and cen
sure the Tariff Commission for the manner
in which it has conducted its investigations,
and particularly its secretary, Mr. Robert
P. Porter. It is a characteristic of pigmies
to try to belittle everybody whose mental
stature exceeds their own, but one might
suppose that they would at least stop short
of the ridiculous. Sir. Porter, although
still a young man, is incomparably the fore
most statistician in this country, and he
combines with vast learning that genius for
hard work which is, after all, the only sort
of genius that is worth having. To him be
longs the credit of having extracted from
the mass of crude and unrelated facts, col
lated by the Census Bureau, information of
tho most valuable character; and his labors
in connection with the Tariff Commission
have been even more fruitful than his
researches into the general statistics of the
country's wealth, while he was connected
with the Census Bureau. His last aud great
est work, " The West," the London Telegraph
pronounces "a remarkable book," and speaks
of its author as " unquestionably one of the
ablest and most indefatigable statisticians
in the world." Little minds, as we have
said, cannot comprehend the value of Mr.
Porters investigations into tho material
condition of our country, but those who are
in a position to estimate accurately the
value of his statements and deductions have
not been slow to recognize their importance.
Justice at Last.
Elsewhere in our columns, this week,
will be found the full text of the opinion
rendered by Acting Secretary of the Interior
Joslyu, in the claim of the widow and chil
dren of Beverly Dangerfield, which was re
jected originally on the ground that the
fact of his death from injuries received in
tho service had not been satisfactory- estab
lished. We regard this opinion as the most
important, in many respects, that has yet
been rendered, for the reason that it brushes
aside all the sophistries and technicalities in
the way of a just and sensible interpretation
of the law regarding the adjudication of
pension claims, and goes straight to the
heart of the question. It will lie seen by
reference to Sir. Joslyn's summary of tho
facts in the case that Dangerfield was seri
ously wounded in an engagement at Fair
Oaks, Virginia, towards the close of the year
1FG-1, and taken to a hospital. Tho hospital
records show that he was transferred, but do
not state to what place. The records should
have stated his destination, and, had they
done so, in all probability the applicants for
a pension would have had no difficulty
in complying with the technical require
ments of the Pension Office. Failing to
do that, the most that they could do all
that they could be expected to do was to
prove, if possible, by the testimony of his fel
low soldiers that he was reported to his regi
ment as having died from the effects of his
wounds. Clearly they abundantly satisfied
the law when they produced this evidence,
for it is a reasonable presumption that a man
whom the hospital records prove to have been
treated for wounds received in battle, and
of whom no tidings further than the an
nouncement of his death to his regiment
were ever received by his family and friends,
died from the effects of those wounds. As
Assistant Secretary Jcslyn points out, the pre
sumption of the common law is, that a person
who has been absent aud not heard from for
seven years is dead, and that, too, without
regard to whether at the time when he was
last heard from he was in perfect health or
"We shall not at this time go into the ques
tion of the credence which should be given
to hospital records as against the sworn
testimony of living witnesses, but we can
not refrain from remarking that there are
hundreds and perhaps thousands of cases
where soldiers have been admitted into field
hospitals as suffering from certain wounds
or diseases when, as a matter of fact, a sub
sequent and more careful examination by
competent surgeons showed they were
afiliclcd with wounds or diseases of a very
different character, and thereafter received,
as a necessary consequence, very different
treatment; and yet, it is a fact, that in
many cases the mere record that a man was
admitted to a hospital as suffering from a
certain disease has outweighed all other
This decision of Acting Secretary Joslyn
is a long step in the right direction, for the
reason that it is based upon common sense
rather than the dicta of pettifoggers. We
trust it will be accepted and followed as a
precedent. It gives us hope that the time
will yet come when the Government will
treat its ex-soldiers with the same impar
tiality and justice that they would be sure
to receive were they petitioners at the
bar of our civil courts.
We trust that the time will yet come
when the principles of common law which
rule in those courts will be applied broadly
to the adjustment of the claims now pend
ing in the Pension Office, and the harsh
and unreasonable rules instituted by Com
missioner Bentley be swept away alto
gether. When the Government accepted
as physically sound the men who after
wards fought its battles, that act estopped
it for all time from further inquiry
into their physical condition, and it ia
a burning shame that any soldier who was
so accepted should now be compelled to go
back of that record and establish by the
testimony of his neighbors or friends or rela
tives the fact that he was, what the Govern
ment then pronounced him, physically sound.
To Acting Secretary Joslyn belongs the
honor of having broken through the shallow
crust of artifice and brought to the surface
the vital elements of equity and justice in
the pension law as it stands to-day, and our
ex-soldiers, we are sure, will not be lacking
in the respect and gratitude which should
be meted out to him.
In compliance with a suggestion made by
our good friend, Comrade Joseph W. lvirkley,
of Wilson Post, No. 1, Baltimore, we com
mence the publication of the ballads of the
war, and begin with that soul-stirring song,
" Sherman's March to the Sea."
None but a soldier can appreciate the
cheering influence that these songs exercised
upon the boys during the war.
After a long day's march, when the shades
of night were settling upon the earth and the
column neariug camj, where a few scatter
ing camp-fires were already flickering into
life, some soldier was sure to strike up a
song, which, taken up by one after another,
would in a few minutes resound all along
the line. From thousands of throats the
familiar chorus to "John Brown's body lies
mouldering in the grave, but his soul is
marching on," would swell upon the evening
air, or perhaps the refrain would be
"Tramp, tramp, tramp the boys arc march
ing, cheer up comrades they will come,"
or "When This Cruel War is Over," or the
exhilarating strains of "When Johnny
Comes Marching Home." For the benefit
of a generation who never heard them
under these favorable circumstances, we will
embalm them one after another in the col
umns of The National Tribune, and
leave the old soldiers to furnish the airs
and continue these remarks to their children
on the influence of music upon army life.
. - o -
G. A. K. I)iiy in Philadelphia.
The magnificent spsetacle of nearly seven
thousand men of the Grand Army of the
Republic in liue in the streets of Philadel
phia last Friday was a sight long to be
remembered by the half a million people
who witnessed it. If there was one copper
head in the throng of spectators which lined
the streets from end to cud of the five miles
line of march his sentiments were unex
pressed by word, look, or gesture. As the
tattered Hags, tenderly furled around the
staffs, were borne by, the cheers that rent
the air from thousands of throats and the
hats and handkerchiefs waving above the
excited throng told in unmistakable lan
guage the hold that the men who bore them
through the carnage of a long and bloody
war to final victory, have upon the hearts of
the people. In silent eloquence they told
their story of the battle-field, mutely they
recalled the memories of a hundred fields,
where, borne by strong hands, they had been
followed by brave hearts into the thickest of
Men and women who stood upon the side
walks or sat upon temporary platforms
chatting pleasantly while tho military
parade was passing, rose to their feet and
shouted themselves hoarse as tho Grand
Army appeared in sight bearing thoso
sacred relics of the war.
The visiting members were royally enter
tained by the Grand Army Posts through
out the city. The writer, unable to accept
but one of the many invitations for Thurs
day night with which ho was honored, ac
cepted one to be present at a banquet given
by Post 2 in honor of their guests, the Tib
betts Veteran Corps, of Troy, New York.
The magnificent hall of Post 2 was
crowded at an early hour by members and
visitors, whence they adjourned to Micnner
chor Hall, at which place the feast was pre
pared. The rations Avere superior in quality
and better prepared than we had in the
army, and there was more room for choice
in the number of beverages, although the
list embraced coffee, "commissary," and
Major Charles "W. Smith, the genial past
commander, presided at the banquet, aud
amid the popping of champagne corks called
out the wit of the assembled veterans in
toasts to the guests of the evening, each of
whom were presented with a beautiful sou
venir in the form of a silver plated canteen,
four inces in diameter, bearing on one side
in raised letters on a brass plato the inscrip
tion of "Post 2, Philadelphia," and on the
reverse the monogram of the Tibbetts
In response to the address of welcome
Colonel Egolf, who had lost one arm in
Dixie, referred to the Reunion as a "love
feast" in which "experiences" were always
in order but apt to be tiresome. Then the
band played Sherman's March to the Sea.
Quite a number of Twentieth Corps men
were present, and in this instance the popu
lar air was appropriate; but it is a notice
able fact that at Army Reunions, wherever
held, when the members want something
inspiring in the way of music thoy invari
ably "go west" for it.
Of course, William Pcnn was not forgotten
in the festivities, and Comrade 0. C. Bosby
shell, in responding to a toast to that ancient
worthy, said that in his loyalty to king,
country, and principle, William Pcnn w:is a
true man and worthy of membership in the
Cr. A. R.
General Vandcrvoort put in an appearance
at this stage of the proceedings, and on being
introduced was received with three cheers
and a tiger by the assembled comrades. The
speech of the Commander-in-Chief was brief,
but pointed and eloquent. He said Post 2
of Philadelphia was the first Grand Army
Post he ever visited, and he felt then the
desire, which never had left him, to carry
the news to the Great West of the principles
embodied in the grand organization which
he now had the honor to command. Ho
left it a simple private in the ranks; he
returned to-night Commander-in-Chief of
the Grand Army of the Republic. He
said: "By the 1st of January next there
will be Posts of the G. A. R. in all the States
and Territories in the Union except Missis
sippi and Alabama, but there is one in Hono
lulu, Sandwich Islands, and one is about to
be established in Shanghai, China, to make
up for them." As an illustration of the
growth of membership, he said : "The great
est addition to our ranks that has ever been
made in a single year is 33,000. Since the
23d of June of this year 25,000 now members
have been added to the Grand Army."
General Vandcrvoort speaks in clear, reso
nant tones, and his oratory, impassioned and
fiery, is yet argumentative and convincing.
His zeal for tho Organization is well ex
pressed in the closing words of hi3 speech :
"It is our duty to hold fast to our principles
of Fraternity, Charity, and Loyalty. We
cannot xlace our standard too high in loy
alty to our country and to its defenders.
There is no work that can be dono for tho
veterans of the war that cannot be better
done by this Organization. Then, as long as
there is a man who wore the blue who is not
in the ranks of tho Grand Army of the Re
jmblic let the cry be onward." At tho close
of his impromptu address, the General was
presented with a silver canteen, filled with
whisky. Not being used to the "ardent,"
he referred it to the Chaplain-in-Chicf for
examination. That officer, being present,
declared his ignorance of the nature of the
contents, but promised to refer it to the
Medical Director, who has doubtless ere this
made a chemical analysis of the same and
Major W. H. Lambert's speech in response
to the toast "The Bi-Centenuial," like all
forensic efforts of this soldier, gentleman,
and orator, was elegant in diction and elo
quent in delivery. It would give us great
pleasure to print it iu full for the benefit of
our readers, but, to the surprise of the writer,
he was informed by Major Lambert that the
speech, which occupied a quarter of an hour
in delivery, was entirely extemporaneous,
and that he had not even a note of any por
tion of it.
At Industrial Hall a Camp-fire was hold
at the close of the parade, at which Gen
eral Vandcrvoort, General Hartranft aud
General Vanderslice were present, where the
bos lingered until a late hour on Friday
night. It was purely sociable, enlivened by
songs and stories of camp life, one of those
little oases in life in this busy, work-a-day
world which serve to render a veteran happy
when he reflects that he had the manliness to
enlist in the army, and the good luck to get
out alive. One of the rao3t striking features
of the parade was the comparatively youth
ful appearauce of many of the members of
the Grand Army. Although nearly twenty
two years have passed away since the call
for 300,000 volunteers, at which time some
of them enlisted in the service, time has
dealt kindly with the vets. Men will cast
their first votes at tho November election
who were not born when the rebellion broke
out. There were grandfathers in the ranks
last Friday who were not married when the
war began, but many of them are white
haired now. Tcmpiisfugit. The blare of the
trumpets will soon sound to deaf ears. Let
them enjoy these merry-makings while they
may. Let them meet in social reunions and
fight their battles over again, and let their
hearts thrill to thrice told tales of adventure
by flood and field. For years to come they
will link the present with the glorious past.
Their deeds arc historical. May the last
survivor close his eyes upon a free, happy,
Hon. John Van Voorliis.
An esteemed correspondent Avants to knoAv
Avhether or not he shall vote at the coming
election for the re-election of Congressman
Van Voorliis of the Rochester, Ncav York,
(Thirtieth) district, and asks us to let him
knoAV Avhether or not Mr. Van Voorliis is a
friend of the soldier. A question like this,
put so plainly and frankly, deserves an
equally straightforward answer. We take
pleasure, therefore, in saying to our esteemed
correspondent, although Ave are really sur
prised that he should be so litttle acquainted
Avith the record of the member of Congress
from his district as to be under any necessity
ofaskingus for this information, that Mr. Van
Voorliis has shown himself, both in deed and
word, the steadfast friend of our ex-soldiers
during the entire term of his service in the
House of Representatives. In order, Iioav
ever, that our correspondent may have all
his doubts in thi3 respect effectually dis
pelled, Ave have taken the trouble to care
fully examine the record of Mr. Van Voorliis
during the fust session of the present Con
gress, and avc reproduce herewith an extract
from a speech Avhich ho delivered in the
House on the 21st of last July, Avhich seems
to us to show more positively and clearly
than any words of ours can his exact posi
tion Avith regard to pension matters. Said
Mr. Van Voorliis :
Mr. Van Voonnrs. Mr. Speaker, there has
been a great deal of talk about frauds in pension
cases. The Commissioner of Pensions has had
ahundantpowcr heretofore to investigate frauds,
and he reports to this House that the amount of
all the frauds in reference to pensions is only
one-tenth of one per cent., or about .2.-l0ub
yearly, on fraudulent claims. Tho irauds do not
consist in the fact that any persons get pennons
avIio have not served the country as soldiers or
who are not tho widows or minor children of
soldiers, but it is claimed that tho disabilities
are exaggerated, and disabilities claimed which
were not incurred in the service It is some
comfort to know that tho pensioner lias been a
soldier, and if lie happens to lay greater stivss
upon his infirmities than tho case warrants, I
do not want to draw too lino a sitiht upon him.
Wo can spend money moro profitably than in
hunting down such cases. The time may couio
Avhen every soldier may Iuwo a pension whether
disabled or not. I do not believe much in tho
cry of fraud. It is easy to make the charge aud
more dillicult to prove it.
It is not within the province of The Na
tional Tribune, as we have frequently
stated in the past, to dictate in Avhat manner
our ex-soldiers should cast their votes so far
as party issues are concerned, but Ave do not
hesitate to say that they Avill make a grave
aud perhaps fatal mistake should they fail
to exert all the influence at their commaud
for the re-election of such of our Congressmen
as have shown themselves to have been their
sincero and steadfast friends.
We take pleasure in announcing that
tho entiro sum one dollar required to
send The National Tribune to Senator
Beck free for one year is at hand, ono
hundred readers of this paper having each
contributed one cent towards that object.
We print elsewhere in our columns this Aveek
a complete list of the contributors to the
fund, Avith their post-office address, in order
that the Senator from Kentucky may know
precisely to Avhom he is indebted for the
favor. As avo have beforo remarked, it
may be that Senator Beck is no longer open
to conviction on any question affecting the
rights of tho soldier, and it is just possible
that the facts and arguments presented from
time to time in The National Tribune
to prove the baselessness of his charges
against tho pension system which ho stig
matizes, it Avill be remembered, as "honey
combed with fraud" will bo powerless to
move him. We cannot help feeling, hoAvever,
that ho Avill be insensibly perhaps, but surely,
influenced in his future action by the weekly
perusal of a journal in Avhich the sentiments
of our ex-soldiers find full and adequate
expression. He will pass over with a sneer,
perhaps, Avhat the editor of The Tribune has
to say, but when he comes to the " Soldiers'
Column " avo are confident that the honesty
and sincerity of the letters therein printed
Avill compel him to give them respectful
attention. At any rate, the experiment is
Avorth trying and avo shall watch its effect
Avith a most anxious solicitude. Senator
Peck's name is now on our list of regular
subscribers, and, beginning Avith the present
number, he will receive The National
Tribune promptly and regularly for the
period of one year from date.
That our readers appreciate the intrinsic
value of the premiums offered by The Na
tional Tribune for clubs of new subscrib
ers is shown by tho fact that during last
month we distributed among them thirteen
dozen Waterbury watches, which seem to
have given perfect satisfaction to the recipi
ents. The Waterbury watch, however, is
not the only attraction of our premium list.
Among the books offered therein are some
of special value and interest to pensioners
and applicants for pensions, as well as our
ex-soldiers generally, and we desire once
more to call the attention of our friends to
the substantial character of the inducements
held out to those who are willing to engage
actively in the work of canvassing for new
The preparations for the approaching Gar
field Memorial fair are hoav in such a state of
forwardness that tho success of tho project is
practically assured. Tiffany, of New York,
will exhibit a collection of jewels and works of
art A'alued at $100,000 ; the Gorham Silver Man
ufacturing Company will mako a magnificent
display of their Avarcs, and leading houses in
overy section of the country haA'o applied for
space. Tho fair Avill open on the 25th inst.and
close on the 3d prox. During its continuance
there Avill bo a grand bicycle tournament, a
military competitive drill, and a Knights Temp
lar parado, and tho attractions are such that
we are sure the readers of The Tribune Avill
be amply repaid for making a visit to tho capi
tal at that time. All the trunk lines Avill sell
excursion tickets at half rates, and tho Balti
more and Ohio Railroad is making arrangements
to give detailed information, by means of posters
and through tho press, concerning tho principal
features of tho occasion. Como and see us,
Force of Good Example.
From the Wcslfidd (Pa.) Free Press.
Wo have just procured The National
Tribune as an exchange on our already large
list. This is a journal Avhich adA'Ocntes our
soldier's rights to a full extent. We shall cn
deaA'or to advance the ideas of tho samo in our
homo vicinity and recommend tho samo to
every veteran in tho United States.
Thurlow Weed is gradually recovering.
Hon. George Bancroft is in Washington for
Senator Edmnuds, of Vermont, has returned
to the city.
Gen. McClellan will reside in Washington
Senator Harris, of Tennessee, is dangerously
ill in Cincinnati.
Daniel Seals, of Cleveland, is said to bo the
Aveaithicst colored man iu America.
Public Printer S. P. Rounds has returned to
this city, bringing his family Avith him.
Secretary Teller has gone to Leadville, Colo.,
Avhcre he Avill remain until after tho election.
Prof. Tyndall unAcilcd a statue to Thomas
Carlylc at Chelsea, England, October 26th.
Jay Gould Avas nearly run over by a NeAV
York Central engine at Rochester Monday
Mrs. Langtry's debut Avas postponed until
Monday night, on account of tho burning of
tho Park Theatre, New York.
Lieutenant A. M. Thackera, son-in-law of
General Sherman, lias resigned his commission
in the army to engago iu business in Phila
delphia. Mrs. Hayes presided OArer tho meeting of the
Women's Homo Missionary Society of the
Methodist Church, Avhich met in Cincinnati
Miss Ella F. Benedict, daughter of the well
known New York jeweler, Avas married to Jas.
V. Burkmau at West Brighton, Statcu Island.,
on October 2Gth.
General Chamberlain and scA'eral other Aet
erans of tho Twentieth Maino A'olunteers have
been selecting a suitable site for a regimental
monument at Gettysburg.
Adelaido Phillips' reniaims Avere buried at
jMarshfield, Mass., October 25th. In tho after
noon of the samo day funeral services Avere
held in King's Chapel, Boston.
President Arthur, accompanied Secretaries
Frelinghuyscn and Lincoln, arrived in New
York Oct. 2Gth. Tho President Avill remain
there until he casts his A'ote on election day.
Joseph N. Dolph, Oregon's new Senator, Avill
not rank among the millionaires of tho Senate,
but he has an income of about $30,000 per
annum, aud is apparently on the high road to
Paul H. ITaync, tho Southern poet, is about
fivo and a half feet tall, with a Avell-propor-tioncd
figure, olivo complexion, dark, penetrat
ing brown eyes, and a full, massiA-o forehead.
Ho has highly polished manners, cordial ad
dress, and so much natural eloquenco in con
A'ersation as to remind every ono of tho fact
that ho is a nephew of Robert Hayuo, Daniel
Webster's famous opponent.
Tho dates of retirement of tho general officers
of the army under tho provisions of tho act of
August 7, I PS2, are as follows: General Sher
man, February S, ISSt; Liutonant-Gcncral
Sheridan, June, ISO I; Major-General Hancock.
March, 1S3S ; Major-General Schofield, Novem
ber, IteDo; Minor-General Pope, July, lSdG;
Brigadier-General Howard, June, 1891; Brigadier-General
Terry, 1602; Brigadier-General
Augur, 18b5; Brigadier-General Crook, July,
1S93; Brigadier-General Miles, 1905; Brigadier
General MacKenzio, August, 1901.
Wo call tho attention of our readers to tho
advertisement of "Tool's Signal Service Ba
rometer" in another column. It combines Avith
an cxcollcnt Thermometer a Storm Glass or
Weather Indicator of surprising accuracy, ren
dering it an articlo of great A'aluo to tho farmer
and to all others avIio feel an interest in tho im
portant question, "What Avill bo the Aveathcr
Beware of worthless imitations. Nono genu
ine Avithout tho signature of J. A. Pool on tho
back of each instrument. Sco advertisement.
THE FUND COMPLETE.
Ono Hnndrcd Cents to Send The Tribune
for Ono Year to Senator Ucck.
The fund started by Comrado J. G. Doane, of
Leavenworth, Kan., for the purpose of defray
ing the cost of sending The National Trib
une to Senator Beck, of Kentucky, for one year
from date, is now complete, and Ave print below
the names of the subscribers thereto, each of
Avhom, in accordance Avith tho terms of Com
rado Doaue's appeal, has contributed one cent:
J. G. Doanc, Leavenworth, Knn.
Lucien M. Kinney, Poultney, Vfc.
J. l:. Dunlap, Lansing, Mich.
Mrs. Nathan Clans, Akron, Ohio.
F. C. AVolf, Lewiston, Pa. ,
31. Garrison, Kingston, X. Y.
D. C. Itankm, Lafayette, ImL
X. M. Fish, Mt. Vernon, Ky.
Luther Haynes, Passaduonfceagr, Mo.
Henry J. Lyda, St. Louis, Mo.
W. 11. Barnhili, Albia, Iowa.
AVim Helevie, Platsburgh, Mo.
W. X. Brown, 1'omeroy, Iowa.
Jacob Kobisho, Windsor, Me.
Lucius Sackott, Beacon Falls," Conn.
Era 11. l'ost, East Durham, X. Y.
(.'lias. L. Baldwin, Willoughby, Ohio.
Jos. Hesketh, Chippewa Falls, AVis. "
Thomas Grist, Chippewa Falls, AVia.
W. C. Rose, Valley Falls, Kan.
Win. Moore, Tracy, Iowa.
13. P. AVorley, Hillsborough, Ohio.
J. K. Tobin, Camden, Me.
Cy. Sherman, Camden, Me.
Joe Trim, Camden, Me.
Wm. Mackey, llutsonville, HI.
Thos. Mackey, llutsonville, HI.
Adam Clme, Kcene, Wis.
Geo. II. .Slack, Kcene, Wis.
A. McAllaster, lJaceburgh, Kan.
Jas. Silsbec, " "
Miss Emma nail, "
Miss P. McAllaster, " "
Mrs. C. F. Hall, " "
Mrs. Jas. Silabee, "
Mrs. A. Me Allayer, " "
Mrs. Nettie Snow, " "
Oscar Robinson, Ludlow, Vt.
A. Gillaland, Moawequa, 111.
Robert P. Wilson, Moawequa, 111.
Nelson E. Doohttle, Susquehanna, Pa.
S. T. Bartlett, Cummington, Mass.
Bemhart Gilbert, Ten-Mile Stand, Tenn.
Wm. Savage, Eagle Grove, lowu.
E. J. Davis, Eagle Grove, Iowa.
W. AV. Day, Uwatonna, Minn.
T. J. Kennedy, Auburn, X. Y.
Mrs. A. C. Elliott, Kinsley, Ivan.
11. AV. Darah, Butler, Mo.
Y. Taylor, Burrton, Kan.
Edgar Layman, Walton, X. Y.
S. II. McCall, Long Island, Kan.
C. II. Itobinson, Selma, Cal.
C. S. Stewart, Osage, Iowa.
Simeon Stoddard, Gaysville, Vermont.
David Mount, South Amtioy, X. J.
X. S. Young, Concordia, Kansas.
W. J. ISrooker, Fort Plain, X. Y.
G. T. Brooker. " "
Z. Thomas, Mclvern, Kansas.
Venice C. Haller, HilUboro, Illinois.
Emery O. Pendleton, Belfast, Maine.
W. I'. Derby, Pittsfield, Mass.
Ferg't Charles A. Caullriii3, Auburn, N. Y,
George Easterbrook, " "
C. D. Morgan,
A. AV. Bodnian,
Major E. S. Parker
Sergeant E. A. Havens
C. B. Mathews,
Lieut. Frank R. Kathbun,
Fred. J. ValAlatyne,
George W. Cooper,
llev. J. E. Bell,
H. G. Oaborne,
Sidney F. Keato,
C. W. Shapley,
Captain 11. B. Fitch,
F. 15. Hunt,
A. 1J. Hnyward,
F. D. Smith,
Julius A. Knapp,
Amos A. Armstrong",
Edward H. Fell,
Fred. AV. Battis,
A. B. Shand,
Tho following aro the names of tho sub
scribers in excess of tho number required to
complete the fund, to whom avo Avill return tho
money subscribed, or apply it towards sending
The Tkibitce to some other notorious enemy
of the soldier, as they may elect:
Lieutenant Frank J. Stupp, Auburn. X. Y.
Captain S. P. P.ussell, " "
John Delany, '
J. W. Groton, Taunton. Mass.
William Sloan. Pockville, Conn.
Geo. T. Byland, Hillsboro, O.
Esquire Carpenter, Eaton, X. Y.
II. Frvnvpr. " "
X. AV. Elmendorf, Waymart, Pa.
John II. Xccle,
Jas. A. Miner,
Thos. B. Mcdland, "
J. X. Forman, Honesdale, Pa.
Jas. AV. Kesler, " "
1J. AV. Brady, " "
A. H. Corwin, Peconic, X. Y.
AV. n. Bright, Martinsville, Ind.
Stdlman E. Dix, Charlemont, Mass.
S. C. Burlingame, Meriden, Conn.
C. C. Ball, Berlin, Pa.
AV. B. Bennett, Montoursville, Pa.
John Fenstermecher, Lehigh Gap, Pa.
What the Fnnnj- Fellows are Saying in the Ji'cits
papcrs. Truth is stranger than fish-stories. Puck.
Boston girls Avrito it "psychlone." Boston
A farco seeing man one who believes that
life is only folly. Cincinnati Saturday Night.
A Mr. Joy is making a granite statuo of
Gladstone. A Joy-ful sculptor should make a
Glad-stone monument. Fargo Argus.
The best reason yet advanced for having
Monday washing day, tho next day after Sun
day, is because cleanliness is next to godliness.
" Pa, Avhat is an employment agent ? " " Why,
my son, ho is a man who is very anxions to get
Avork for others to do. Ho himself doesn't want
any." Louisville Courier-Journal.
"Yes," he remarked, "I'm a great fellow to
to take notice. ' Or anything else," said Fogg,
maliciously locking up tho sideboard and put
ting tho key in his pocket. Boston Transcript.
A boy of girls were on their way homo from
a "foliage excursion" Avhen ono of them ex
claimed: "Oh, dear! I wish I avcto an autumn
leaf." "Why, what a silly idea!" said her
companion. "Suppose your wish Avere granted?"
" Well, then I Avould know Avhat it Avas to bo
pressed," blushingly replied the beauless beauty.
An English chemist analyzed a red stocking
and got out of it twenty-two grains of tin. Wo
shouldn't think ho got enough to pay for his
trouble and yet ho couldn't expect to find a
gold mino in ono red stocking. A pair of red
stockings, however, frequently contain some
thing that a gold mino couldn't buy. KorriS'
An Irishman tried to shoot a little chipping
bird Avith an old Queen Anno musket, no
fired. Tho bird, Avith a chirrup or two, flew
away unconcerned in the foreground, and Pat
was swiftly and noiselessly laid on his spino in
tho background. Picking himself up and
shaking his fist at tho bird, ho exclaimed, "Bo
jabers, yo Avouldn't a chirruped if ye'd been at
this end of the gun!" English Magazine.
A narrisburg dressmaker, having consider
able difficulty in collecting a bill from a gentle
man avIioso wife had employed her, interviewed
tho lady herself, and in apparently tho most
innocent manner remarked that she " could noc
sco Avhy tho gentleman paid Miss B 's (a
young school-teacher) bill so much moro
promptly than tho other one." Tho next day,
with a subdued look upon his face, ho called
around and paid that bill. Free Press.
"Why will you mako a fool of yourself?"
said Fenderson to his eldest son. "All OAving
to my bringing up, dad," replied tho young
scapegrace. "I beliovo you," said Fendorson;
that's just it; but, thank fortune, I had a
father avIio knew sometlung. Ho Avasn't such
a ninny as youre, young man." And Fender
son Avent oft" Avith the air of ono who has said
something that cannot be refuted. Boston