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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. 0., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1882.
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The following is the number of pension
certificates issued and signed during the
week ending .November 29 th: Original, 729 ;
increase, 119; rc-issue, 63: restoration, 30;
duplicate, 39; total. 9S0. The total for the
month is as follows: Original, 1,788; in
crease, 749; re-issue, 139; restoration, 64;
duplicate, 126 ; arrears, 15 ; accrued, 114 ;
After yon have, on Thursday, December
14th, written to the representative of your
district in Congress asking hira to vote
against the repeal or reduction of the in
ternal revenue taxes, make it a point to ask
your comrades whether they, too, have done
eo, and persuade your friends and ncquaint
ances generally to write also.
If you want to know how much bounty
you will be entitled to under the Equaliza
tion of Bounties Bill, multiply the number
of months you were in the service by eight
and one-third dollars and subtract the
amount of United States bounty winch you
actually received. The remainder will bo
the amount due you. Three months men
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Our readers will be glad to know that
we have added to our list of premiums "An
Alphabetical list of the Battles of the War
of the Rebellion, with dates," compiled from
the oflicial records of the offices of the Adjutant-General
and Surgeon -General, and
adopted by the Pension Bureau, Second
Auditor, Third Auditor, and Second Comp
troller of the Treasury Department It
makes a volume of nearly one hundred pages,
and contains, in addition to the information
already mentioned, the number of killed,
wounded, and missing in each battle on both
sides, total number of enlistments and cas
ualties, chronology of all American wars,
including that with Mexico, and a list of
Presidents and Vice-Presidents of the United
States, from Washington down. We will
Bead this valuable book to any address,
postage prepaid, on receipt of twenty-five
cente, or to the getter-up of a club of two
Elsewhere in onr columuB, this week,
will be found a letter from the daughter of
a soldier, who, although but eleven years old,
has succeeded in getting up a club of six
subscribers to The National Tribune. It
is not the first, by any means, that we have
received from the daughter of a veteran, and
we hope it will not be the last. What our
young friend Estella has done any girl of
spirit and determination can do, for many a
man who has faced, without flinching, the
cannon of the enemy, has been known to
strike his colors at the first attack of such a
sweet young canvasser. Besides, some of
our veterans are too old and feeble to can-
xms themselves, and it iH but right tliut our
young people should act as svbstitulcs.
Estella subscribes herself "your frieud, be
cause you axe the soldier's friend,'' and it is
a very good reason indeed. "VVI13' shouldnot
every daughter and, for that matter, every
son of n veteran feel as Estella does, and
follow her example? We are mire they
would bo amply repaid for their trouble by
the. consciousness that they were contribut
ing to the soldier's happiness and welfare.
On the 11th of March last The National
Tribune was enlarged from forty to forty
eight columns and printed for the first time
on the new Scott printing machine print
ing from an endless roll of paper with stcreo
tpyed plates and cutting and folding each
sheet by a single operation which its rap
idly increasing circulation rendered neces
sary. Until recently this press the equal
of those used in printing the great metro
politan dailies has answered our purposes
admirably, and the handsome typography of
Tmc Tribune has been a source of constant
delight to its readers. But great as is its
capacity, our new press is no longer able to
meet the demands upon it, and although it
has been in use something less than a year,
wo have been compelled to order a still
larger one in its place. This now press,
built expressly for The Tribune by the
manufacturers, Messrs. C. Potter, Jr., & Co.,
of New York, has just been completed
and we have the pleasure of announc
ing that, in all probability, The Na
tional Tribune will very shortly be
printed on it. In principle it is iden
tical with our present press both being the
invention of Mr. Walter Scott but it con
tains all the latest improvements, is of
larger dimensions than the old and is capa
ble of being run at a much higher speed.
Since the beginning of this era of fast presses,
indeed, no machine has ever been manufac
tured which, for speed, reliability and excel
lence of work can be compared to it, and,
notwithstanding its great cost, Ave feel sure
that the increased facilities which it will af
ford for the printing and prompt delivery of
TnE Tribune to its thousands of readers
will amply repay us for the outlay.
But this is not the only benefit which our
subscribers will derive from this improve
ment. Beginning, if possible, with the
issue of December 14, we shall again enlarge
The Tribune by the addition of a column
to each page, making it a sheet of fifty-six,
insteadof forty-eight columns, or the equal
in size of any of the New York dailies. This
increase in its proportions will afford much
more room for reading matter than is now at
our disposal, and it will also materially en
hance the cost of publication ; but, notwith
standing all this, we shall not advance the
price of subscription, which will remain as at
present at one dollar per year. We pro
pose to keep to the letter the pledge which
we made to our readers at the outset,
namely, to make The Tribune the best
weekly newspaper in the country, and our
subscribers may depend upon it that the
more they do for us, the more we will do for
them. Nothing short of a circulation of
100,000 will satisfy us, and we want each
one of our subscribers to let us know at
once by letter or postal card what he can
or will do towards securing that circulation.
Our Clubb anil Canvassers.
Aa the year draws to a close, the competi
tion for the ten money prizes offered by
The National Tribune for the largest
number of subscribers obtained by any one
person between the dates of September 16th
and January 1st grows very brisk, and
at this writing it is impossible to tell who
will come out ahead. A full month still
remains for canvassing, and in that lime
some who are now rather low down on iho
list may como up to the top, while others
who are now leading may take an inferior
place. It all depends upon the energy, and
industry with which they prosecute the
work of canvassing during the remainder of
the year. December, we need hardly say, is
the most favorable month of the year for
canvassing. It is the time when farmers
and business men usually have full purees,
and it is also the season when people make
up their minds what paper they will take
during the ensuing twelve-month. Our
canvassers, therefore, ought to add very
largely to their clubs between now and the
1st of January, and our subscribers gener
ally should be able to do a great deal to
wards extending our circulation. In fact,
if they go about it in the right way and
with the determination not to be discour
aged by any obstacles that may arise, there
is no reason in the world why the circula
tion of The Tribune should not reach
100,000 by New Year's day. Certainly each
subscriber can obtain at least one new
subscriber to The Tribune, if he will but
make the effort.
It is impossible to tell, as yet, as we havo
said, to whom the ten money prizes offered
by The Tribune will fall, but at the
present moment it looks as if the lucky ten
would be found in the following list :
S. Deno, Glendalc, Montana.
L. Grim, Greenville, Pa.
II. II. Hoffman, Newton, Kan.
L. B. Hyer, Faybrook, 111.
Chas. II. Allison, Springfield, Mass.
George W. Barngrovcr, Ellin wood, Kan.
George M. Hasselt, Warsaw, N. Y.
John 11. Brown, Waltham, Mass.
Thomas J. Chirk, Conuersville, Ind.
C. A. Como, Hanover, 111.
Win. O. Connor, Attlohorough, Mass.
August Kissel, Theresa, N. Y.
G. W. Tarkleson, Miildlotown, Ind.
W. N. Victor, St. Elmo, 111.
P. Watson, Sharpshurg, Pa.
Wm. T. Powers, Chicopee, Mass.
J. E. Kiehanlhon, West Actou, Mass.
A. C. Stevens, Scranton, Pa.
All of the canvassers named above have
sent ua clubs of large proportions, and there
are, in addition, u considerable number who,
with a little effort, may reasonably hope to
win n prize. We trust they will all avail
themselves of the opportunity.
Our readers must not supposo, because wo
have laid eo much stress upon this prize
competition, that we are indifferent to the
claims of the hundreds who have sent us
clubs of two, three, five, ten, or fifteen sub
scribers. We do not underestimate the
value of their labors, and, in truth, the most
gratifying fact in connection with the in
crease in the circulation of TnK Tribune is
the wide-spread interest which our sub
scribers display in it. We havo tried to
make some substantial return for their aid
in the way of premiums, and we bolieve
our list is now more tempting than that of
any other weekly newspaper in the country.
We are constantly making additions to it,
however, and we shall lose no opportunity
to increase ita attractions.
Who are the people that aro clamoring
for the abolishment of the internal-revenue
tin es? And why do they want them re
pealed? Perhaps un inquiry into their
character and motives will throw fiorao
light on the question as to whether there is
any real necessity for the legislation which
There are the bankers, in tho firat place.
They want the tax on deposits and checks
taken off. They say it is an unjust burden
upon their business. They do not, how
over, claim that it is a burden which they
are unable to bear, nor do they pretend that
the public generally will benefit by ita re
moval. As a matter of fact none but ihctn
eelvcs would profit by its repeal, and cer
tainly thoy, are as a class, the best able to
pay the tax. We aro quite willing to admit
that the stamp tax on bank checks ia some
thing of a vexation to business men, but so
far as the manner in which it is lovied and
the class who pay it are concerned, It ia one
of the least objectionable modes of taxation
that conld be devised. So long as it is nec
essary to raise revenue for the support of tho
Government and the payment of its debts,
the stamp tax, it seems to ns, ought, to be
In the second placo, the manufacturers of
proprietary articles perfumes, cosmetics,
patent medicines, and the like want the
intenial-revenne taxes abolished. Self-interest
in their case, also, is the motive of their
appeal. Here again it is plain that the' alone,
and norTthe general public, would boneflt by
the repeal. For instance, the tax imposed by
the present law ia one cent upon all prepara
tions that retail for twenty-five cents, and
two cents on those that retail for fifty cente,
etc. Does anyone Buppose that if the tax h
taken off, tho druggist will sell a twenty-five-cent
bottlo ." twenty-four cents, or a
fifty-cent bottle for forty-nine cents? Not
a bit of it. Were that the case, the manu
facturers would not be so anxious to havo
the tax taken off. What they want ia not
to give the pnblic cheaper physic, but to add
to their profits the amount which they now
pay to the Government in tav.es. Inasmuch
as the profits on patent medicines are some
thing enormous, we do not see that there is
any special reason why the Government
should relieve them of taxation so long ua is
is obliged to raise rovenue by taxation.
Then there are the cigar manufacturers.
They are also very anxious to be exempted
from taxation, but, so far as we have been
able to ascertain, they do not propose to sell
cigars to the consumer any cheaper. And,
for that matter, inasmuch as both cigars and
whisky aro luxuries rather than nccesMtieo
of life and do more mischief than good, for
that matter Ave do not know that even a
reduction in the price to actual consumers
would bo a sufficient reason for taking off
Our sympathies are always with the per
secuted and down-trodden, but we really do
not eee in what way the levying of a tax
upon whisky is a burden upon the distillers.
It is claimed, we know, that it is tho corn
of the farmer which actually pays tho tax,
but each is not the case, and it does not
admit of much doubt that if less whisky
were drunk-in this country ita productive
capacity would be greatly increased, and the
condition of tho farmer, aa well as ovary
other bread-winner, be thereby decidedly im
proved. Whisky makes drunkards, drunk
ards make loafers, loafers aro unproductives,
and, tho more unproductives thercare to sup
port, the poorer tho country is.
We had almost forgotten the match manu
facturers, but, strange to say, they alone, of
all the manufacturers do not want the tax
taken off. It might be supposed that they
were less selfish than the rest, but such is not
the ease. The truth is, that tho manufacture
of matches is a gigantic monopoly, and the
tax helps to keep it so. It is, indeed, tho
principal item in the cost of u box of matches,
and requires such a large capital that small
dealers cannot compete successfully with
the monopolists. Tho big manufacturers.
who buy their stamps in largo quantities
get the benefit of the discount, while those
who buy in small quantities are allowed
none at all. If tho tax were taken off,
competition would be stimulated at. once,
and tho price of mntches to the cousumor
would fall. We are in favor of abolishing
tho tax on matches, and for the renson that
it is the only one tho repeal of which would
be of direct benefit, to the publio.
Now, what is the total amount collected
by internal revenue taxation, and what pro
portion of tho whole does each industry pay?
The following are the oflicial figures:
RECEIPTS OK INTERNAL ItEVKNUE FOR THE
FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNK 30, 18S1.
Spirits SG7.1fV!,974 88
'Jobiieeo JS,il,901 3J-
Capital deposits and circulation of
I'll 1 ).(
Patent nirdipine.J, perfumeries, coa-
ih',70O,2U 21 i
nietien, c 1,813,263 CO
iliseellitneoua 35,211 11
Total 8185,220,912 SO
So far, we hava proceeded on tho as
sumption that tho revenue derived from this
system of indirect taxation is nectary to
the support of the Governmeni and tho
liquidation of its indebted noes. Thero are
those, it should be stated, however, who
maintain that this revenue is not necessary,
and who do so on tho ground that the publio
expenditures are larger than they ought to
be. For instance, they do not heKitate to say
that the pension litt in too costly, and that
tho Congretuional appropriation therefor
should be cut down. As for the pension and
bounty measures now pending, thoy are in
favor of postponing them Indefinitely. To
be consistent they could not well tnko nny
other ground, and for the reason that if tha
revenues of the Government should be thus
reduced there would not be eunicient money
in the Treasury to meet the demands which
would be made upon it. Th plain issue is,
therefore, whether tha Government ia or is
not in duty bound to keep faith with our
ex-soldiers and sailors in regard to the pay
ment of ponsions and bounties. If it is, then
it certainly cannot voluntarily surrender
any part of ita. present revenue without in
curring the odium of repudiation, and wa
fancy there will not be two opinions among
our readers i to that point. If the internal
revenues aro reduced or abolished, the
chances for tho passage of pension and
bounty bills by any futnro Congress will be
proportionately diminished, if not extin
guished altogether, and we know thut. our
comrades aro not prepared to 3nbmit to that
without a protest.
But how to make that protest offectnal
h! that ia the question! Let us tako a les
son from tho opposition. The' have resorted
to petition. Let as lo the same, only, In
order to suvo time nnd make a stronger im
pression, let each of nu petition Congress
through a personal letter to the liepresents
lire of our district.
This, comrades, ia what you should do:
Two weeks from to-day, on Monday, De
cember 14th, drop for the moment any
business in which you may be engaged and
write a frank, straight-forward letter to the
Congressman from your district, asking him,
as one of his constituents whoso Interests
he is pledged to protect, to vote against any
and all measures for tho reduction or repeal
of the internal-revenue taxes, on tne ground
that the Government should pay its debts io
tha men who preserved it as well as to thoae
who loaned it, at heavy interest, the money
to carry on tho war, before it relinquishes
the revenue which is necessary to the dis
charge of that obligation. Write as long or
as short a letter aa you please, but write to
the point, so that your Representutivo in
Congress will understand that you are in
earnest and determined to hold him respon
sible for his voto. We will answer for
the result If on the 14th of December
next every ex-soldier and tailor in the land
from Maine to California, and from the Lakes
to the Gulf, will tako pen in hand and writ
such a letter aa we have suggested, Congress
will not dare to ignore the appeaL Atten
tion, comrades. Do not forget the day the
14th of December and be surd you make
the language strong.
Woman in Wur nnd I'eaoa.
Daring the war tho patriotic women of
the North rendered invaluable assistance to
the Government in the work of suppressing
the Rebellion. Their loving lingers pre
pared the lint for the soldier and dressed
his wounds; their loving ministrations in
the camp and hospital brought back many
a man to health and happiness ; countless
boxes of food and clothing went to the front
from the myriad branches of their noble
Sanitary Commission; their brave and hope
ful letters cheered the hearts of our veterans
and nerved them for tho t niggle. It was the
women of tho North the wives and mothers
and sweethearts and sisters and dnughterb of
ottr comrades in thetield who kept the fires
of patriotism brightly burning when the cop
perheads wonld fain have extinguished them
altogether. lint for their constancy and
fidelity at a time when the traitor at home
was more powerful for evil than the rebel
at tho front, tho war might hav had a far
different ending. Ahl who shall metuinro
the iracrirlee they made in giving up noz
grudgingly nor with tho resignation of mar
tyrs, but with tha sublime spirit of self
sacrifice that characterized the Savior of
the World husband and lover, father and
brother, to the service of their country!
Their eyes were wet when onr heroes
marched away, but though their hearts
werebieaking they bade them go. But for
the patriotic women of the North the call
for volunteers might havo fallen on heedless
ears, for while many a war since the days of
Helen has been born of woman, none ever
prospered that lacked her sympathy.
How long ago it all seems! And yett
though the widow has put off her weeds,
thero is mourning still in many a heart.
There are come wounds which never heal,
and which the skill of the surgeon is power
less to reach. The editor of The TinuuNii
has often thought that the wives and daugh
ters of our soldiers uhould havo a larger
share in their meetings and Reunions than
hitherto hoe been accorded them. The
Grand Army of tho Republic cannot any
more ufford to dispense with their aid now
than when it was under arms. It is not
enough to call in their services when a fair
is to be held or a public entertainment to
be given. The Ladies' Auxiliary Societies
which have been established In connection
with some of our Posts, should be made an
integral part of the Grand Army organiza
tion everywhere, and the Post rooms opened
to them on every possible occasion. We aro,
all of us, from the Commander-in-Chief
down, interested in building. up the Order
to tho magnificent proportions which it
ought long ago to have attained, and we
need theinfluencoaud inspiration of woman.
Let us invoke hor aid, and tako her into out
counsels. Her place' is at onr side, and there
we should always be proud to havo her.
The Gettysburg Campaign. .
Wo open the history of the campaign
which hfed its bloody denouement on the
field of Gettytjbnrg with a carefully-pro-pared
roaume of the cavalry movements ia
Virginia which immediately preceded the
advance of both armies from the line f the
Of the three great armies of tho confed
eracy, under Lac, Uragg, and Pemberton, tho
former only could be relied upon for as
offensive campaign. Pemberioit wm be
sieged by Grant at Yicksburg, Bragg was
lying behind his defence st Tullahoma and
i Shelby villo, in .Tennessee, as powerles to
inflict injury upon hLs antagonist, Eosecntn,
aa he was to ro-enforce Johnston's succoring
army at Jackson, Mississippi
With defeat staring them in tho faoe ia
th West, tho confederate leaders formed the ;
bold determination to swauine the onensira I
in the East, and, by a autlden mov8mnS to i
tha rear of the Army of the Potomac, forw
th Federal Government to loosen ita hold
Tho question of aubsistoncs for art army ;
which aggregated, on the 31st of May, I3?,-
689 men, present and absent, had for months
caused grave anxiety in th minds of tho
confederate leaders, and it was belieyed that
if the movements should result in nothing
beyond nn exteuaive foraging expedition, it
yrould proTO of advantage to tha waning
There were rcssons, however, for the belief
that a general engagement would result in
victory to Lee' army. His effoetiro strength
on th Slat of May was nearly 75,000, and
to an experienced general at the had of
such a force nothing appears impossible.
An army of a fow thousand mora might ho
met and vanquished. The tide of battle is
The failure to deliver &a
order nt a critical emergency, a sudden punie
in tho ranks, the capturo of an ammunition
train, the death of the commanding general,
theloB3of an Important strategic position, or
more trivial causes, have been known to
snatch -victory from tho jaws of defeat.
Tho defeat of tho Army of tha Potomac in
& great and decisive battle would open tha
, doors of the North to the Army of Northern
Virginia, Thero was no other army to sub
stitute for the Army of tho Potomac if that
should be defeated. Never did greater re
sponsibility fall upon a commanding general,
and never did more tremendo'uB issued hanj;
upon the result of a single battle
Victory at Gettysburg meant to the con
federacy an entrance into Philadelphia and
Baltimore, the utter demoralization of the
troops that opposed Lea's victorious army
foreign recognition of the southern confed
eracy, and the removal of the seat of the
confederate government from Richmond to
Washington. Whatever may have been the
view taken of the auccess of the enterprise
at Richmond, whore tho plan of tho csra-
nniixn hud hp.fin innrtnp.d nnt. thftra wm ranaa
for grave concern at Washington, whro it j
could only be conjectured.
If Leo's movement acrosa the Potomac j
meant on attempt upon Washington, then
his advance Into Pennsylvania was but a '
faint to draw troops from the defence of
,. Katinnftl fWtal
If, on the other hand, ho was movins; upon
the true line of his campaign, and his ob-
jeetive-point was the rich grain-fields of
Pennsylvania, the necessity existed for in
terposing tho Army of tha Potomso between
his army and the seaboard citied white
moving against it.
Tub editor of Thk National Tkibuio:
havlnv. onoo put his hand to the plow, does
not believe In turning back, and our readers
may depend upon it that ho will continue
the agitation for the passage of the pension
and bounty measures now ponding before
Congre-a until ancce, crowns his feffort.
Tho bill to pension the veterans of the Msxl-
can war, to pay commissioned officers for
thi.fr nerrieM from the limn that thev ntr-
ed upon active duty to the time when they
wero mustered in, ns well as the hills to
equalize bounties, to incraaHe the pension of
those who lo3t limb in the service or uf-
fered Rn equivalent disability, xnd compen
sate ex-Union prisoners of war for their suf
ferings in rebel prison-pens, will receive, at
all times, the earnest and intelligent support
of The National Tjiibux e, and onr readers
can rely upon it to press for their passage nfc
tho first opportune moment.
We regard it as a most fortunate thing
for all applicants for pensions that thera ia
now at the head of the Pension Bureau a
gentleman who is Fonsible of the hardships
which our ex-sokliera and sailors were forced
to endure, through the failure of the Gov
ernment to pass promptly upon their claims,
and is anxious to put an end to thein. Him
self a brova and gallant Boldier in tho late
war, General Dudley understands, as none
but a soldier can, the importance of adjust
ing these claims with the least possible loss
of time, and we know that his heart is in
the work. It would bo almost a crime to
subject our-vetcrans to n repetition of what
they endured at the bauds of Ex-Commif-siouer
Rentley, nnd wo trust that we havo
seen tha last of his policy of procrastination.
A most valuable book for all es-aoldlers
is the "Roster of Regimental Surgeons
and Assistant Surgeons During the War of
tho Rebellion," which contains their present
po3t-oll!oe addressed, eo far as it is pdssible
to ascertain them. The volume comprises
320 pages and the names of nearly 8,000
surgeons and hospitable stewards, giving
the date when each regiment was mustered
out, and also the date when each surgeon
left tho eervici-. The publishers of The
National Tkiisujji: nil! sJmd cooies of
this work for $1.30 each, postage prepaid, or j
will present u copy to the gettar-up of ft j
ciud w tea au&icrlD&Es. r
nltai the FKnar Fellnws are Sarins ia tint aa-p-sper.
Onr leading colleges bestow scullerahlpa en
their graduates. Atlanta Gmwtitutien.
Notwithstanding tha nnmeroas blaafc they
got, girls will wear powder. Modem Age.
Para rubber Is quoted at $1.10 eah. We
would sell all onr old Para rubbers fc that fig
urs. Boston Herald.
A Pennsylvania woman who thought she hd
used arsenic instead of baking-powder ia hor
biscnit fcolved the question by feeding two
tramps. Tho world is not without aenslbla
women. Botton Posl.
Baby has just told & lib. " Oh, kow naughty
it ia to tell a Iia I " said the mother. " Ged vrill
be much troubled." Th child, after soma ra-
fifiction "I won't tll him, mamma; I wont
; say my prayer to-night "Frmth fe.
She admittsd to her mother that the yonjj
man had made a very strong impression on her.
"Yes," said the old lady, I can a wher ifao
impression mashed that lace Sat as a daan
napkiu. Dsn'fc let it happen again." 9yrvni
Now that the chilly winds f anfruuva ara
blowing cold across the uor, tha thenjrktfal
rfwti nsrflnt, hsut kimtt Ia warm th T-Mii1vir.
j Bta?8-coach passengers by covering thni with
revolvers. New York Commercial Adtertittr.
A good old Quaker lady, after listening te
tho extravagant yarn off. person as lonj aa hw
VialliiTiJk M'ftitl1 i!Yaik iiawl fry Ti I w TTIaiI
i , . ",. .. . . ' ,. . " '
Ttfmt pity it is a am to he, when it seems so
j necessary to yoar happiness I "Sprinrilild En
The sting of a bee, It la said, Is soarwdy dis
cernible under a powerful magnifying glass.
But the man who get stung by a be seldom
has his microscope with him, and always im
agines that sting to be about th size of a rd
hot crowbar. Lowell dtisiH.
Gonerai Jaraea Locijttreefc is Tkrtlas Waa
ington. Emma, the Gypsy QJ9, is ialdbsf sccri ia
Mr. Moody, ik 6v&ngliBl deaiea & repoiia
of his illuw.
! 8am Ward, Jka Y4itniiL U aa his wst
j Borne, Italy.
A colored mumbor ef tie Geergla Lsl?JLaa?3
Govarnor-elect PatMson was abaa-bali pliyo?
in the days of yore.
General- Custer's widew hw gene t Eirrejc,
to remain until July.
Hiss Susaa B. Anthony espoets $9 jitsi i&o
winter in Washington.
Tho Archbishop of CanteybnryJn hcaha is is.
a very precarious condition.
Senator Ingalls, of Kansas, hag bees laciTalHg
on the late President Garneld.
Hon. John T. Morgan was re-lo4 td 2oaat?
from Alabama, November 29th.
Serjeant Ballantint, the mlaat Sngliak
lawyer, is on his way to Aiaenoa.
Dr. C. C. Cox, formerly Coinmtsaloaw' of
Pensions, died in Washington November 25th,
Hon. John Dillon, the eelbraUd Iriah mem
ber of Parliament,--will shortly visit this
Hon. Charles B. Farweli, zaezaber ef Congrew
from Chicago, sustained painful injuria rro a
fall November 22d.
W. H. Vandorbilt has given S6.O0O to help
build a new armory for tha Seyentj -dr-rt Nw
Thttrlow Weed, the veteran joarrulist and
politician, was buried at the Eursl Cemetery,
Albany, November 25th.
General Grant's article on the Fits Joha
Porter easa haa called forth a review of hh arti
cle by Senator Logan ia the Chieage Trib-nj,
Mrs. Phoobe Hanaford, pator of the S&cead
TJniversalist Church, Jersey City, wa piORtd
by handling vonaa sumae leaves u-sed is. dt-oo-
ratIu her churoh.
i "lolanfche," the new opera by Gilbert and
I Sullivan, authors of " Pinafore," wa prvdacd
simultaneously ia New York and London No
Tho Phrenological Mcgtuina haa always taksa
a front rank among periodicals, particularly in
Its devotion to eke stody of mankind, and tho
improvement of the physical cnltura of tha
human ras. The publishers announce among
....,' , . . , , ,
I origin ox language, exhaustive researones in the
; nutritive science, and an elaborate sorUs of
i contributions on comparative phrenology.
j Children of all aget, oven thoi whose heada
Lave l5ftCume whitened by the frost of tiaa,
look with pleasure for tho mouthly ooming of
SL NkM(U The number for December fa M.
j pecially rich In illustrated jingles, in which tho
! ligbt touehea of the artist have dosely follow!
! tlle niShs of c I'8 fanc7'
From cover to
cover it is a treasury filled to repletion with
healthful instruction and amusing article.
Peterson's JjCaoasins haa been a nwori&e with
the ladies not only of the present gener&tie,
j but also of their mothers. It ia just new eU-
mg the eighty-second volnme, anc the pttbiwh
ers can look back with great satisfaction to as
the steady march of improvement that haa been,
made as the years have gone by. An Induce
ment is held oat to getters-up of club in Iho
orTr of 9. copy of Muncaksy's picture, " ChrUi
Demoresl't Ifagarinc for December preeentu to
it readers a correct description of th prevail
ing fashions, with many suggestion th tho
ladies know well how to appreciate. The srtoriag
are very bright and entertaining, Indicating fchjrt
this favorite magazine will keep np with the
high standard that American magazines have
The December Wid Awdka is a gem of feeae
tlful typography that fittingly contains litera
ture of such excellence that parents may well
be congratulated in being able to put ita pura
pages before their children. This being tha
Christmas number, there are 136 pagea and a
large supplement of stories, poems, engravings,
&c, that fill both mind and eye with a whirl of
delight. It Is neediest to mention any ono
feature where everything should bo seen and
enjoyed. Wide Awake is only $2.50 a year; 25
cents a single number, and is published by D.
Lothrop & Co., Franklin Street, Boston, Mass.
fteod Xendiugr for Old SoHlr.
JWm the J.'Jion N. Y.) Xtcerd.
Newspapers claiming to be doroted to the
interests of old soldiera and the G. A. H. hava
been numerous during the past fiftoen yoara,
but the majority of them were simply adver
tising schemes of aorno claim agency. Theo'fl
mongrels havs done more harm than good.
Thero is now published in Washington a
journal called The National Tkibuxs that)
we can recomnu-nd to all who care to read of
the deeds and darings of- the late war and tho
doings and sayiags of the members of tho G. A.
R.; in fact, Tus Tribune will recommend
itself to almost every household in the land.
It is a largo eiijht-page paper, and its columns
aro filled with intert sting reading, embracing
8Ceno3 and incidents of the -rebellion, &ketch-a
by old uoMiera, Grand Army matter, lireeido
reading, able editorial, &c Th smbscriptica
prioo thln the x-aoh of all-only $1 j