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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. 0.. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1882.
OPENING OF CONGRESS.
A Full Attendance of Members in
Tax deduction tlie
The opening of the lust session of tho Forty
leventh Congresson Monday last, was not at
tended by any event of special interest. There
was a full attendance of Senators, and two hun
dred and two momlicrs answered to their names
in the House. During the recess a new velvet
carpet, costing $3 per yard, had been laid in the
Senate chamber, and tho new furniture added
greatly to its appearance. In the hall of tho
House the revarnishing of tho furuituro was
the only renovation apparent. As usual, tho
desks of many of the Senators and Representa
tives were adorned with flowers. That of tho
late Mr. Updegraff, of Ohio, was draped with
mourning. Tho President's message was re
ceived in both Houses shortly before 2 o'clock,
and the reading occupied tho greater part of
tho session. The following is a summary of the
proceedings in both Houses up to last evening:
The Senate was called to order at noon on
Monday by tho President pro icm., and after
prayer by the chaplain the usual committees
were appointed to notify the President and tho
House that the chamber was ready for business.
A resolution to print 20,000 copies of the Tariff
Commission's report wes referred to the Com
mittee on Printing. Among the bills intro
duced was one granting a pension of $30 a
month to tho widow of Rear Admiral Scott.
After the reading of tho President's message
Senator Ingalls gave notice that tho Senato
general bankruptcy bill would come up on
"Wednesday, and ho should press a considera
tion until a conclusion should bo reached.
Senator Brown, of Georgia, announced thedeath
of his late colleague, Senator Hill, in some ap
propriate remarks. The customary resolution
of regret vas adopted, and at 2:50 p. m., as a
token of respect, the Senate adjourned.
In the Senate, on Tuesday, Senator W. Barrow
was sworn in as tho successor of the late Sena
tor Hill, of Georgia. The standing committees
of last session were continued.
Petitions were presented by Mr. Dawes, Mr.
Ingalls, and Mr. Cockrell, in relation to the
passage of the pending bill for the increase of
pensions to soldiers who have lost limbs or are
laboring under equivalent disabilities.
Mr. Saunders gave notice that ho would call
up, about Wednesday of next week, tho bill
for the admission of Dakota as a State.
Mr. Beck offered a resolution of inquiry into
the operations of tho Republican and Read
juster campaign committees, instructing tho
Judiciary Committee to report by February 1st.
Mr. Piatt offered a resolution instructing tho
Commissioner of Pensions to give a mass of in
formation, under fourtoon heads, in relation to
the pension roll, and tho probable effect upon
it of tho passage of House bill 1410, now pend
ing in tho Senate.
Mr. Bayard asked Mr. Piatt to amend tho
resolution so as to call for a complete alphabeti
cal list of pensions; but Mr. Piatt declined,
upon tho ground that this would delay too long
tho information desired by the Committee on
Pensions in connection with the pending bill.
The resolution, at Mr. Beck's suggestion,
Resolutions were also introduced by Mr
Morgan (Democrat), of Alabama, for an amend
ment to tho Constitution, as suggested by tho
President in his message, authorizing the Ex
ecutive to veto any part of an appropriation
bill, and by Mr. George (Democrat;, of Louisi
ana, for an amendment providing that in ap
propriation bills the exact amount of each ap
propriation and the purposes for which it is
made shall be stated, and thatno extra compen
sation shall be granted to any public contractor
or agont or servant after making of tho contract
or rendering service, and that the President
may approve and disapprove appropriations in
tho same bill, and return to Congress the por
tion of the bill disapproved, as in ordinary cases
On motion of Mr. Blair, two bills relating to
the establishment and support of common
schools were made tho special order for Janu
ary 9th, and then, at 2 p. in., the Senate, as a
token of respect to the memory of Representa
tives Lowe and Updegraff, adjourned.
In the Senate, on Wednesday, Mr. Sherman
presented twelve petitions of citizens of Ohio
6jt the passage of the bill to inciease pensions
to those who have lost an arm or a leg in tho
Mr. Ingalls presented several similar peti
tions from citizens of Kansas.
A bill was introduced by Mr. Anthony to
prohibit the use of the Capitol for other than
its legitimate purposes. Referred to the Com
mittee on Public Buildings and Grounds.
Mr. Edmunds offered a resolution instructing
the Committee on the Judiciary to inquire and
report, by bill or otherwise, whether any fur
f in r legislation is necessary to secure tho title
of the United States States to the National Sol
diers' Cemetery at. Arlington. Ho explained
that this was made necessary by tho recent do-
c ,.on of tho Supremo Court in relation to tho
rvhts of General Lee. The resolution was
unanimously agreed to.
At the close of tho morning hour Mr. Piatt
called ui his resolution, offered yesterday, ask
ing the Commissioner of Pensions to furnish
certain infoimation in reference to the pension
ruH and the probable effect upon it of tho pass
age of the pending bill to increase the pensions
of persons who have lost an arm or a leg in the
service or are suffering from equivalent disabil
ities. Mr. Beck moved to amend by further in
structing the Commissioner, without delaying
the information called for in the resolution, to
transmit also, as soon as practicable, a complete
lit of all persons borne on tlm pension roll,
and claimants for pension, with their addresses
and the amount of their pensions respectively.
Mr. Logan said that the information called
for. so far as it related to one-armed and one
It g-ed soldiers, was already in possession of
tin- Committee on Pensions, and he ther-foro
moved to except that class. The Commissioner
ol Pensions had already informed tho com
mittee that the proposed increase of cnsions
to one-armed and one-legged soldiers would
amount to $2,216,481.
31 r. Piatt said that the bill proposed to in
crease the pensions not only of this class, but
nl o of persons buffering under equivalent dis
ab i. tie.-, and thecommitt e desired to asei-rtain
wi.-t additional expenditure this would make
Mr. Voorheca agreed with Mr. Logan, that
the information already in possession of the
Committee on Pensions was sullicieut to enablo
tho Senate to act upon the pending bill for tho
relief of one-armed and one-legged soldiors.
Mr. Sewell gave notico that he would call' up
at an early day tho bill for the relief of Gen
eral Fitz John Porter.
At one o'clock the Senato took up the special
order, tho bill to establish a uniform system of
bankruptcy, and Mr. Ingalls proceeded to ex
plain tho provisions of tho bill.
Honso of ItejircsentatltM.
Speaker Keifer called the House to ordor at
11 a. m. on Monday, and after prayer and roll
call tho following new members were sworn in
to fill vacancies:
R. R. Hitt, of Illinois, to succeed Mr. Hawk;
Seaborn Reese, of Georgte, to succeed Mr. Ste
phens; Charles M. Shelley, of Alabama, to suc
ceed himself. Mr. Calkins (Iud.) presented by
request a memorial against the swearing in of
Mr. Shelley, but asked for no action beyond the
reference of tho memoiial to the Committee on
Elections, which was done. Mr. Moultou (111.)
presented a petition from John P. Caino, claim
ing to be elected as a Delegate from Utah. Re
ferred to the Committee on Elections.
The usual committees wore appointed to
notify tho President and Senate that tho House
was ready for business. On motion of Mr.
Melley (Pa.), the report of the Tariff Commis
sion was referred to tho Committee on Ways
and Meansand ordered to be printed. Tho Indian
appropriation bill was reported and referred to
the Committee of tho Whole. Among the bills
introduced were the following: Prohibiting
tho levying of political assessments by office
holders; incorporating tho Yellowstono Park
Railroad; reducing internal
tion; regulating the civil service; creating
an agricultural commission; inquiring into
the alleged consolidation of the Union Pacific
Railroad with other companies; reducing post
ago to two cents ; abolishing the offices of assist
ant secretaries of the War and Navy; to pre
serve tho purity of the ballot and punish offenses
against it; to amend the shipping laws; to au
thorize American citizens to purchase foreign
built ships; toeucourago ship-building and em
ployment of apprentices in merchant ships; to
regulate consular fees; to establish a depart
ment of commerce and navigation ; also reso
lutions calling for information asto the amount
of tho river and harbor bill remaining unex
pended, and tho report that the revenue cutter
Corwin had recently shelled two villages in
Alaska. A resolution" was adopted changing
the daily hour for tho meeting of tho House to
12 o'clock. After the reading of tho President's
message the testimony taken by the special
committee on tho Mississippi river improve
ment was ordered to be printed, and announce
ments having been made by Mr. Herbert (Ala.)
of the death of Mr. Lowe, and by Mr. Taylor
(O.) of the death of Mr. Updegraff, the House,
out of respect to their memory, at 3:10 p. in.,
In the nouse, on Tuesday, Mr. Keller, from
the Ways and Means Committee, reported a bill
to abolish the internal revenue tax on tobacco,
snuff, cigars, and cigarettes. It was referred to
the Committee of the Whole, and tho minority
was granted leave to file a minority report.
Mr. Kassou stated in explanation that tho
tax was taken off tobacco in all its forms, to
take effeot in July next, and that a strong ma
jority dissented from the provisions of the bill.
Tho bill to repeal and amend certain acts
pertaining to tho shipment and discharge of
seamen was then takon up and passed.
It ropcals tho provision for tho payment of
three mouths' extra wages to seamen, and pro
vides in lieu thereof the following: " When a
seamen is discharged at a foreign port from any
cause, except shipwreck or from unfitness or
inability from illness to proceed on the voyage,
unless ho has been guilty of barratry or is un
dergoing a sentence of Imprisonment imposed
by a legally constituted court, the master of tho
vessel shall, besidos paying tho wages to which
such seaman is cntitlod, upon application of
such seam i at timo of payment, either provide
him with adequate employment on board somo
other ship bound to tho port as may be acrecd
upon by him, or furnish the means of sending
back to such port, or provide him with a pass
age home, or deposit with the consular officer
such a sum of money as is by such officer deemed
sufficient to defray tho expenses of his subsist
ence and passage home." Tho bill embodies
substantially the modifications of the law rec
ommended by tho joint special committee hav
ing in charge the question of tho declino of
Mr. Belmont presented a memorial of Drs.
Fordyce Parker, David Webster, Austin Flint,
C. R. Agnew, Wm. M. Polk, and other promi
nent physicians of New York, for tho erection
of a ilrc-proof army and navy medical museum
in Washington, D. C.
A messago from the Senato announced the
death of Hon. Benj. II. Hill, of Georgia, and
after a few touching remarks by Mr. Ham
mond, of Georgia, the House, as a mark of ro
specfc to the memory of deceased, at 1:30 ad
journed. WEDNESDAY'S PROCEEDINGS.
In the House on Wednesday Mr. Willis, of
Kentucky, offered a resolution directing tho
Committee on Civil Service Reform to inquire
whether at tho recent Congressional election
money was raised by assessment or otherwise
from Federal office-holders or employees for
political purposes, and if so, by whom, and what
amount was so raised, and how tho same was
collected and expended, and whether such as
sessment was not in violation of law.
Mr. Caswell, of Wisconsin, presented a reso
lution authorizing the Appropriations Commit
tee to add a clause to tho Post Offico appropria
tion bill reducing first-class letter postage from
three to two cents. Adopted.
Several relief and pension bills were intro
duced and referred.
After tho call of committees for reports tho
House went into Committee of tho Whole, on
Mr. Kelley's resolution, providing for the dis
tribution of the President's message to various
committees, Mr. Pound (Wis.,) in tho chair.
The resolution was tho ono usually adopted at
the beginning of each session. It caused con
siderable discussion. The clause of the message
relating to land-grant railroads was referred by
the resolution to the Judiciary Committee, and
several members (among them Mr. Holmun)
thought it should be sent to the Committee on
Pacific Railroads. Messrs. Robeson and Jlol-
inan said a few words pro and cow., but the clause
was not changed.
The resolution referred to that portion of the
message recommending the cessation of the
coiuago of silver dollars to the Committee on
Banking and Currency. Mr. Bland moved to
amend by inserting the Committee on Coinage,
Weights and Measures. Somo di.scusaion was
had, and by a vote of 92 to 51 the committee
refused to adopt the amendment.
The committee then rose, and the resolution
was passed by the House.
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1'aroon .Joihua's Siinjierrh.
l'Yam the ll'ilmlnalon Every JJrciiuiy.
One day two residents of Deal's Island, Md.,
were out fishing. They had paddled and rowed
in the hot sun all the afternoon without een
getting a nibble. They had just anchored to
try their luck again when tho Rev. Joshua
Thomas, tho famous Methodist minister, camo
paddling along in his canoe. Now, it seemed
as if one of the men had long been tho subject
of the reverend gentleman's prayers, without
avail, huwier. As ho came up he saint, d
them with 'Well, brethren, what luckV"
"Bad cn.ju'.'li, Par&on Thomas, bad enough,"
roplied one of the men. Tho other called out
in a joking way: "Now, look yer, Parson
Thomas, you pray, an' we'll fish." " Done ! "
quickly responded tho good mac Ho lied his
cauoo to a post and went down on his knees.
Over went their lines. The parson poured
forth his prayers in earnest, not forgetting to
put in a word for tho salvation of the souls of
tho men. Presently, excited and enthusiastic,
ono of tho men straightened himself up and
oxclaimcd: "Stop n.-'it thar, Joshua Thomas;
I'vo got a bite: 1'!! ;mo your congregation."
Sure enough, tho fn-,t fish for that day was a
largo sunperch, honestly believed to have boon
caught under the inspiration of that prayer.
GRAND ARMY ORDERS.
Head'rs DErT. of New Hampshire,
Grand Army of the Republic,
Lake Village, N. II., Nov. 27, 16S2.
General Orders, No. 7.
I. Pursuaut to the provisions of Articlo V,
Chapter V, Rules and Regulations, tho annual
inspections of the Posts in this Department
will bo made during tho month of December,
and must be thorough in ovory particular.
Assistant Inspectors will notify the Post to
which they are assigned of tho date of their
visit; they will follow strictly the require
ments as provided in form IT, which blanks
will bo furnished, see that every question is
answered, and on the blank pa no will make a
written report, giving their opinion as to the
classification of the Post inspected.
As theso inspections are for the information
of this Department, National Headquarter.1!,
and the good of tho Order, assistant inspectors
will avoid favoritism.
II. The classific.it ions adopted by National
Headquarters arc intended to give credit to
Posts that attain tho grade of Excellent; to
correct defects and advance tho interests of
Posts that attain tho grade of Good, and to di
rect encouragement arid support from the De
partment to the Po-ts that are Fair. Post Com
manders will see that their Posts are able to
obtain tho highest classification bv conforming
i to its requirements. For the information of
tho Department tho classifications are here
1. Classification Excellent will apply to Posts
whose officers and members are regular in at
tendance, and exhibit an interest in tho Post;
whoso otlieers properly perform the Ritual
(noting thoso having it committed to memory;)
hose records aro complete and well kept, no
orders missing; whoso reports and due3 aro for
warded, and who sustain a Relief Fund.
2. Classification Good will apply to Posts
whose officers and members arc irregular in at
tendance, and exhibit an interest in the Post ;
whoso officers properly perform the Ritual
(from tho bonk); records complete, and fairly
kept ; reports and dues properly forwarded, and
sustain a Relief Rund.
3. Classification Fair will apply to Posts
whoso officers and members aro discouraged,
irregular in attendance, and exhibit a lack of
interest in consequeuco; whoso otlieers carelessly
perform the Ritual, records complete and fairly
kept, reports and dues promptly forwarded,
and sustain a Relief Fund.
III. Tho following assignments aro hereby
Sowcll D. Tilton, Post No. 7, 41 ; Hiram G.
Shearman, -1, 5?, 31 ; Richard J. P. Goodwin,
11, 29; Daniel C. Roberts, 3; Natt Shackford,
&", -10, 42, 50, G2; Edwin A. Badger, 35, 51;
Henry L.Wilkinson, 1, 16, 4S, 53; Henry O.
Kent. 23, 30. 37; John C. Linehan, 5, 32,04;
Georgo E. nodgdon, 18, 26; A. S. Twitchell,
57; J. H. French, 10,25; Adolph Nelson. S, 17;
Charles B. Nichols, 30, 39 ; Augustus P. Home,
24, 49; Frank E. Rollins, 34 ; David B. Currier,
33; E.ra II. Wheeler, 59; John Kenney, 0, 43;
Albert Dudley. 52; John W. Mears, 15, 27;
Samuel N. Brown, 12, 44 ; James Tolmey, 22,
47, 61; Georgo H. Waldron, 43; Hc.ekiah
Dow, 40; Georgo W. Barnard, 00, G3; Geo. B.
Doming, 13, 30; Alviu Burleigh, 2; R. C.
IV. Tho Assistant Inspectors will forward
their reports to Comrade II. L. Wilkinson, In
spector, Laconia, N. II., immediately aftor tho
inspection of each Post, and on completion of
their duties, the bill for necessary expenses
incurred in connection therewith, which, when
approved by theso Headquarters, tho Assistant
Quartermaster-General will honor. Tho De
partment will pay only the traveling expenses
of inspocting officers, the local entertainment
being provided by the Posts.
V. In order to ascertain tho efficiency of offi
cers in the muster-in ceremony, it will bo gone
through with, detailing, if necessary, comrades
for that purpose Post Commandors aro en
joined to have all officers with books for exam
ination and all comrades present on the night
VI. Changes in inspecting officers will bo
made, when desired, upon applicaton to tho
By commaud of
Martin A. Haynes,
Official : Commandor.
Heapq'rs Department of Iowa,
Grand Army or the Republic,
Newton, Iowa, Nov. IS, 1S32.
Special Order, No. 7.
I. At the first regular meeting in December
the Posts of the Department will elect officers
for tho ensuing year. Tho elections will be
conducted in accordance with art. 7, chapter 2,
of Rules and Regulations, and Post Command
ers will immediately report tho names of the
officers elect (including delegates) to Depart
II. At the same meeting Representatives to
the Department Encampments will be elected
as provided for in sec. 3, art. 2, chap. 3, of Rules
and Regulations, in tho proportion of one dele
gate and ono alternate for every twenty-five
members in good standing, and ono additional
for a final fraction of more than one-half that
number; each Post having loss than twenty
five members is entitled to one delegato and
ono alternate. It is recommended that repre
sentatives chosen shall be pledged toattend the
meetings of the Encampments.
III. The officers tlect will bo installed into
their respective offices at tho first stated meet
ing in January. The retiring Post Commander
or any Past Post Commander (in good standing;
may act as installing officer. Should the ser
vices of any other comrade be desired his namo
and a ieque-,t tint he be detailed should bo for
warded to Department Headquarters.
IV. Tho Annual Encampment of this
Department will be held at Des Moines in Feb
ruary, (date announced hereafter). In addi
tion to the elected representatives, all Past De
partment Commanders, all Past Post Commander.--,
so long as they remain in good standing in
their respective Posts, and all Post Command
ers aie members of the Encampment. In tho
absence of the Post Commander the Senior or
Junior Vico-Comniandcr may represent the
V. Posts in arrears for reports or per capita
tax, are, by the Rules and Regulations, ex
cluded fiom tho Encampment. It is necessary
to prepare and print a roster of the Department.
Therefore, it is impoitant, and the duty of tho
Commanders of Posts to see that tho quarterly
reportsand per capita tax 'due the Department)
are forwarded immediately after the last stated
meeting in December.
VI. The Commander congratulates the Com
rades upon the general prosperity of the Order
throughout -the Department. We number up
to this date ono hundred and ten Posts, and the
only thing requisite, to make the year's work
entirely .satisfactory, is the receipt of quarterly
reports and per capita tat from every Post in
the Department. By command of
Geo. B. Hon in,
N. Townsend, Dept. Comd'r.
Asst. Adjt. Gen.
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trated, potent alterative, or blood-cleansing
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soreness and ulceration, yield to its benign in
lltienccs. Consumption, which is but a scrofu
lous affection of tho lungs, may, in its early
stages, be cured by a free US2 of this God-given
remedy. See aiticle on consumption and its
tieatment in Part 1 1 1 of tho World's Dispensary
Dime Series of pamphlets, costs two stamps,
post-paid. Address World's Dispensary
Medical Association, Buffalo, N. Y.
George Jones, of tho New York Times, has
a son, Gilbert, who is .superintendent of tho
mechanical part of the enormous establishment.
A few days ao Mr. Jones received a laconic
"Gooige Jones, jr., arrived at 7
o'clock this morning." That settles it. Tho
Times Is good for two generations after tho
great original is gono
THE NEWS OF THE WEEK.
Record of Crimes and
MARSHAL HENRY REMOVED
Political Events-Wliat is Go
ing on at tne Capital.
The following are the amounts awarded by
the Garfield Board of Audit: Dr. D. W. Bliss,
40,500 ; Dr. D. Hayes Agncw, $5,000 ; Dr. Frank
II. Hamilton,5,0U0 ; Dr. RobcrtRoyburn, $-1,000;
Dr. Silas II. Boynton, $1,000; and Dr. Susan A.
Edson, $3,000. Tho amount awarded for ser
vices and supplies was .io,929.03. Tho items
range from $13 for express hiro to $1,500 for
the Central Railroad of New Jersey. Under
head of extra services by Government em
ployees the items range from $13 to $200, with a
total of $5, M0. The grand total is $33,800.93.
Tho total appropriation to pay claims against
the Garfield estate was $57,500, of which
amount $35,300 was specially appropriated for
physicians and medical attendance. It will
t ho seen that the allowances for tho physi-
chins and medical attendance are $S,000 less
than the amount appropriated, and that
the allowances for outside claims aro about
$11,000 less than tho amount available, making
a total balance of nearly $19,000 out of tho
entire appropriation of $57,500.
The President has received a communication
from Professor E. Stone Wisgius, LL. D., as-
i tronomcr of tho Canadian finance department
at Ottawa, predicting a tremendous storm in
tho early days of next March. He says that
" tho force will bo sufficient to submcrgo the
lowlands of the American coast, while tho air
currents for several hundred miles along tho
east sido of tho Rocky Mountain range, owing
to the great atmospheric pressuro in thoso
regions, will spread universal destruction.
The Now England States will also suffer se
verely from tho wind and floods. No point
outside of harbor in the whole area of tho At
lantic, especially north of the equator, will bo
a place of safety ; for this will be pre-eminently
the greatest storm that has visited this conti
nent since tho days of your illustrious first
In the Polico Court of the District, on Tues
day, the hearing was begun in tho case of
Foreman William Dickson, of tho star route
jury, charged with corruptly endeavoring to
influence his fellow-jurors in that case. Dis
trict Attorney Wells .managed the case for tho
prosecution, and Judge Cuppy for tho defenso.
Tho prosecution called Assistant District Attor
ney Moore. Star route jurors Cox, McNally
and Donaphan testified to occurrences in tho
jury-room, showing no now facts.
Colonel Isaac S. Tichcnor was en Saturday
appointed by tho District Commissioners to
succeed Mr. John T. Vinson as District auditor,
to take effect on tho 10th inst. At the com
nencemont of the war he enlisted as a private
in tho One Hundred and Fifth Now York
Volunteers, and for bravo and meritorious
service was rapidly advanced in rank until, at
tho closo of the robollion, ho held a commission
Rear Admiral Robert H. Wyman diod in this
city on the 2d inst. from apoplexy. Ho was
born in New Hampshire in 1S21, and appointed
midshipman from that Stato in 1S37. Ho served
during the Mexican war and tho rebellion, and
at the time of his death was president of tho
Lighthouse Board. His sea service amounted to
twenty years and five months, and land service
twenty-two years. He was buried on tho 4th
inst. with appropriate honors.
Gen. Gconre C. Thomas, died at Georgetown
on tho 2d instant of angina pectoris, at the ago
of seventy. Ho was educated at West Point
and served in tho regular army until 1312,
when ho resigned. Ho volunteered for the
Mexican war and again at tho outbreak of the
rebellion, when ho was appointed Major-Gen-cral
of the District militia. Ho leaves a widow
and ten children.
Among tho effects of tho late Jerome J. Col
lins, of the Joannetto expedition, now in the
Navy Department at Washington, is a letter
written to Capt. DcLong, and complaining of
his having been treated discourteously and
cruelly by DeLong and compelled to live in the
forecastle and do a seaman's work because, as
ho alleges, ho was not a naval officer.
The President has appointed Mr. Clayton
McMichael, of Philadelphia, to bo marshal of
tho District of Columbia, vice Henry, sus
pended. Ho is a son of the late Morton Mc
Michael, of the North American, published in
Philadelphia, and is now the editor of that
In tho Criminal Court of the District, on
Tuesday, the work of empaneling jurors for
tho re-trial of the star route cases was begun,
but not completed.
The Garfield Monument Fair closed on Sat
urday evening. The receipts were about
$22,000, and it is thought that after the ex
penses have been paid a small balance will
The Supreme Court has reaffirmed tho title
of the heirs of Robert E. Lee, of Virginia, to tho
Arlington estate, opposite Washington, where
tho National Cemetery is located.
Rear Admiral Fabius Stanley died in this
city Monday night. Ho was on tho retired
list, and had served forty-nino years in the
Among the nominations sent to the Senate
on Wednesday was that of Brig.-Gen. John
Pope to bo major-general.
crimes and casualties.
A Philadelphia dispatch of tho 5th inst.
says: "Frank McNaniee, ' Dutch' Pillctt, and
Levi Chew, tho latter a colored man, were ar
icslcd last night while driving a wagon con
taining fivo dead bodies to the Medical College.
The bodies had been stolen from the Lebanon
Cemetery, a burial ground for colored persons
in the lower part of tho city. The prisoners
aro professional resurrectionists,' and their
operations have been carried on for a long timo.
Two more arrests were made this morning,
when a detective visited the cemetery ground
and arrested Robert Chew, its .superintendent,
and Andrew Mullen. The prisoner, Prank Mc
Naniee, had a contract with the Government
for carrying tho mails between this city and
Newton Square, Delaware county. Mullen
drove the wagon with this mail, and was about
to start on his journey this morning when
taken into custody. Ho pleaded immunity
froinarrest on this account, and was accord
ingly released upon his promise to attend tho
hearing. Four of tho six bodies found in tho
possession of the grave-robbers havo been iden
tified. One of then is that of Hans Jorgensen,
who shot himself in the head on November 29
and died on the 1st inst. The credit of the
arrest belongs to the Phihid'-lphia Vr, which
discovered last spring that agents of the college
were robbing tho cemetery. Tho arrest was
made on a warrant issued on the 12th of last
April, and was effected by live Press reporters,
who discovered and investigated tho gravo-
robbing, and who were accompanied byaPink
erton detective. It is said that Lebanon Cem
etery has been systematically robbed for years,
and that hundreds Of graves have been de
spoiled." The new penal code of Now York went into
effect last Sunday. Instructions were issued
by the police commissioners for its enforcement,
surface and elevated railroads, ferry-boat3, and
the delivery of ice-cream and newspapors boing
excopted from the operation of the law by the
ruling of the commissioners. All over tho city
it was noxt to impossible to get anything but
cigars, beer, and whisky. Theso " necessities "
were procurablo from saloons without limit.
It is no exaggeration to say that drunkenness
was inoro provalent than for many Sundays
past. Frequentera of beer saloons drank to the
success of tho new penal code. Tho arrests
were made from tho pooror classes, and com
prised milkmen, butchers, bootblacks, newspa
per venders barbers, &c. They were nearly all
discharged with a reprimand. Hebrew store
keepers who were arrested claimed that, as they
observed Saturday as their Sabbath, they could
keep open" on Sunday, but they were informed
they were mistakon. The law was enforced in
There havo been six suicides in Baltimore
within four days. Several of these have been
attended with peculiarly horrible features.
The first was that of Nicholas Heiheck, who,
on Saturday, hung himself in a fit of despond
ency from the loss of his wife and son and from
his inability to get work. William Scharf ran
away from his fellow-workmen on Sunday, in
South Baltimore, and beforo they could fully
realize what he was doing threw himself into
the water and was drowned. He was suffering
from temporary aberration of mind. This sui
cide was followed, on Monday, by those of John
W. Dorsey, who was driven to the act by dis
appointment in love, and of Warwick W. But
ler, who wa3 despondent over tho past life he
had led and his father's displeasure. To this
terrible record two names wero added Tuesday,
those of John McGarigle, once a prominent
journalist in Baltimore, and Lazarus Horzberg.
an old man past four-score.
At tho Coliseum Theatro, Cincinnati. Ohio,
on Thanksgiving day, the well-known actor
and rifle-shot, Frank Frayne, while in the act
of shooting an apple off the head of Lucy Flocntn,
personated by Miss Annie Von Behren, missed
tho apple and shot Miss Von Behren in the
head. She died in fifteen minutes. The cur
tain foil and the play wa3 stopped. The audi
ence supposed the victim was only slightly
hurt. Frayno used a Stevens rifle, No. 22
calibre, and was executing his backward shot.
The catch-snap of tho rifle was imperfect, and
slipped just as tho hammer fell, blowing tho
cartridge shell out backward. Frayne's wife
died two years ago, and he was engaged to marry
Miss Von Behren. Ho says he will never
firo another shot. The coroner's jury rendered
a verdict of accidental shooting.
A man named Fox, employed at the Scovillo
Car-Wheel Works, Buffalo, on the 1st inst., at
tempted to commit suicide by plunging his
head into a large pail of molten metal. His
fellow-employees saw him kneel to commit tho
act and rescued him an quickly as possible, but
not until both of his eyes wero burned out and
his scalp cooked to the skull, while his hands
and face were also terribly burned.
The first case under the new penal codo of
New Nork, whereby a would-bo suicide is guilty
of a felony punishable by imprisonment for a
term not to exceed two years or a fine of not
moro than $2,000, or both, was up in tho Essex
Market Police Court on Tuesday, when Clias.
Fick, a German tinsmith, was charged with
attempting to end his life by inhaling charcoal
fumes in his rooms at 79 Allen street. Fick
was held for examination.
An exciting encounter took place in Moberly,
Mo., on Monday, between the sheriff with a
posse of citizens and three desperadoes named
Nicholas, John, and Richard Cook. Richard
was shot dead and Nicholas badly wounded.
John was only slightly injured.
The steamer Excelsior, plying between Wash
ington and Norfolk, was run into by the United
States tug Fortune, on Monday ovening, and
sunk off Hampton Roads. Fortunately, no lives
The steam barge R. G. Peters caught firo on
Lake Michigan, On Friday evening last, and
sank with all on board. Thirteen lives wero
Wm. E. English, of Indiana, is going to con
test the election of Stanton J. Peelo to tho 43th
General M. C. Butler, of South Carolina, was
on Tuesday re-elected United States Seuator
from that State.
General Morgan has been re-elected United
States Senator by tho two houses of the Ala
bama Legislature in joint convention.
Senator Windom's friends claim that S2 of
the 10S Republican members of the Minnesota
Legislature will vote for his re-election to the
Senate. It requires only 76 to elect.
Hon. J. T. Updegraff, the Republican Congressman-elect
from the Seventeenth district
of Ohio, died Thursday evening at Mount
Pleasant, near Steubcnville, Ohio. He was
sixty years of age.
The majority for Tom Ochiltree, Republican,
for Congress in tho Seventh (Tex.) district over
Finley, Democrat, is about 2,300. The majority
for Ireland, Democrat, for Governor, over
Jones, Independent, will exceed 40.000.
Ex-Senator Dorsey has published a card, in
which he explains his connection with star
route contracts and accuses cx-Attorney-Gen-eral
MacYeagh and ex - Postmaster-General
James of duplicity and had faith in their treat
ment of him. Mr. MacVeagh denies the truth
of his statements.
The Virginia State board of canvassers has
awarded the certificate for Congressuiau-at-largc
to John S. Wise, coalitionist. The total
vote of the State for Congressman-at-hirgo was
as follows: Wise, 09,992 ; .Mas.se-, Democrat,
91,1S4; Dawson (colored,) Republican, 4,342.
Wise's majority over Massey, 5.80S; his plu
rality ovor Massey and Dawson, 1,466.
Rev. Dr. Manning, pastor of the Old South
Church, Boston, is dead.
Ex-Senator Hanibal Hamlin, Minister to
Spain, arrived in New York on Monday.
Jay Cooke has now a considerable railroad
and iron interest in the Cumberland Valley, Pa.
Ex-Governor Hendricks, of Indiana, is now
able to sit up and read the papers.
The young Duke of New Castle is making a
tour of this country. lie spent a week in
Philadelphia and thence proceeded to Balti
more as the guest of John W. Garrett, presi
dent of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.
Corporal Bluchcrof Fort MclIcnry.Baltiniore,
who is to bo a member of Baker Pacha's staff,
is a lineal defendant of the famous Blucher of j
Waterloo. Ho came, to this country two years
ago, and soon after enlisted as schoolmaster in j
the Second Artillery.
Wm. Rule, editor and proprietor of tho
Kuoxville Daily Chronicle, has sold his paper to
a joint stock company for $160,000. Col. Henry
R. Gibson, editor of the Kuoxville WccMy Re
publican, v. ill become editor of the Chronicle,
and the two papers will be consolidated.
Dr. Frank II. Hamilton, who attended the
late President Garfield during his last illness,
is lying ill at his residence in Now York city.
Ho was proatrated Friday with a hemorrhage,
an fears are entertained that he will not re
cover, though ho is sanguine that ho will get
Henry C. Murphy president of tho New York,
and Brooklyn Bridge Company, a prominent
director of tho Brooklyn City Railroad Com
pany, and somo timo State Senator, died at his
residence in Brooklyn on the 1st instant, aged
about 72 years. Ho was appointed by President
Buchanan Minister to the Hague, in 1336. and
subsequently wrote a history of tho Nether
lands. He leaves property estimated at $230.-000.
THE OLD WORLD.
Something About What is Going on In Other Lands
Tho French budget shows a deficit of
$15.009,000. Laurent, a Parisian editor, hast
been wounded in a duel. A bill has been in
troduced in tho Gorman Bundesnith prohibiting
the importation of American pork. The
Czar has assumed the title of Lord of Turkes
tan. Arabi Pasha desires to be exiled either
o Damascus or London, and he hopes aftor a
while England will permit him to return
home. Anthony Trollope, the English.
novelist, is reported to bo seriously ill.
Tho Archbishop of Canterbury, the primate
of the Established Church of England, died ou
Saturday. Th. B'shop of Winchester is spoken
of as hid successor. The Queen prorogued
Parliament on Saturday. Earl Spencer pro
hibited the land league meeting which Mr.
Davitfc was to havo addressed at Limerick.
Mr. Quinn, of the land league, and Mr. Davitfc
have been summoned to enter into recogniz
ances for good behavior. Tho Irish memberr
of Parliament gave a banquet to Mr. A. M.
Sullivan Saturday evening, at which Mr. Sulli
van, Mr. Parnell, and others spoke. It is re
ported that the recent outrages in Dublin wero
arranged in Loudon and New York. Mr.
Dawson has been re-elected Lord Mayor of
Dublin. Tho Allan lino steamer Peruvian,
from Montreal, was sunk on Monday by a col
lision in the river Mersey, near Liverpool. No
lives were lost. Tho forts at Cologne aro be
ing emptied on account of the floods there, and
the animals in the Zoological Gardens havo
been removed. The Seine in Paris has flooded
many cellars and threatens damago to the
bridges. A boastful French editor says that
Franco's navy could nun every American port.
Arabi Pasha's trial began at Cairo Sunday,
and Arabi pleaded guilty to the charge of rebel
lion. He was sentenced to death, and the sen
tence was commuted to exile for life. The
new Turkish ministry has been appointed.
Tho Spanish Cortes met on Monday. M.
Gambetta will probably lose two fingers from
the pistol wound in his hand.
The Old Soldiers
Since the Be-
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Old Point Comfort, Va., Nov. 29. As you
steam down the Chesapeake and with its south
ern point Cape Henry in sight, your boat is
headed to the west, and you enter the splendid
harbor of Hampton Roads, its gateway guarded
by Fortress Monroe and the Rip Raps. On tho
right of the roads, as you steam towards tho
mouth of the James, lies a complete panorama
of war Fortress Monroe, with its active ar
tillerymen; the Old Soldiers' Home, with its
battle-scarred veterans ; and tho National Cem
tery, with its silent army of heroes. On your
left the ships of the North Atlantic fleet lie at
anchor, with the "Tennessee" flying Admiral
Fortress Monroe, with its 360 guns, is at
present commanded by General G. W. Getty,
and is garrisoned by five companies of artillery,
about 250 men, one company from each of the
regiments of artillery. The "Artillery School
of Instruction " is also located here, and prac
tice with the big guns is almost daily had, to
obtain that skill which enabled Sergeant
Rourke in 15G1 to cut down with a shot the
staff which flew the stars and bars over tho
rebel battery at Sewell's Point, four miles dis
tant. Tho southern branch of tho National Sol
diers' Homo contains about S50 disabled war
riors, who are as happy and contented as their
ailments permit, and is in charge of Governor
P. T. Woodfin, who is zealous in providing for
their comfort. Billiards, pool, bagatelle, chess,
eirds, dominoes, ten-pins, &c, are provided for
them, and two large rooms and an alley are
used for this purpose. In addition to these, a
well stocked library and reading-room affords
mental amusement, while a band considered
the best in Virginia furnishes sweet music
daily. Many of the old veterans work at their
trades in Hampton, Newport News and vicinity,
and Governor Woodfin is untiring in his efforts
to obtain them employment and provide for
The National Cemetery contains several thou
sand graves of McClellan's and Grant's men
who fell in the glorious cause, shot down on
tho lino or struck down by tho insidious ma
laria of tho lowlands.
Between the Home and tho old village of
Hampton stands the " Hampton Normal and
Industrial Institute," in chargo of Gen. S. C.
Armstrong, ably assisted by Gen. J. F. B. Mar
shall, where 461 students, 90 of whom are
Indians, receive a practical as well as theoreti
cal education. A couple of line farms, saw and
plrning mill, carpenters and joiners' shops,
printing otlico and bookbinder-, tinsmiths'
shop, boot and thoe factory, &c, afford ample
means of instruction. It i a pity that this in
stitution is dependent upon voluntary contribu
tions for its support, as ht re is being solved tho
great problem of the capacity of the Indian for
progress. Tho Government pays but $167 per
annum for the board, clothing, and instruction
of each Indian, the cost of which to the insti
tute is $2J0. A few noble spirited men like
C. P. Huntington who presented a building
for an industrial work at a cost of $30,000
would enablo the institute to sail ahead with
case and make profit upon its manufactures.
In the Indian uorkshep-. two thousand pairs of
shoes and seventy sets of double plow harness
are being mane lor tne lmiiau department- ac
Washington, to be bent West, and the saw mill
is furnishing nearly all the timber used in this
Beforo the war this section was sparsely
settled, but late years have brought quite an
influx of population, until now the Point, for
several miles up, is very thickly settled, and
I he Congressman-elect from the district, Hon.
Harry Libby, h:is been seleeUd from this post
bellum population of enterprising men.
The Soldiers.' Homo grounds area rcat re
sort for picnic parties from Norfolk and vicinity
during the .summer, ami the .sailors from tho
fleet and soldiers from the fors are at all times
mingling with tho old vets. The theatre, which
is a line one, furnish oa tho principal dramatic
amusement for this section, and Gov. Woodfin
is careful that the wants of tho inmates and
outsiders aro well supplied in this rogatd.
Tho Lips We Z.ovo to l'rnss
inclose pearly teeth, and oxhnle fragrance
when opened. If this double charm ware
wanting, they would lack their main at traction
and probably remain unkissul. SOZODONT
will secure it. Discoloration of the teeth, uu
hcalthiness of the gums, ,iid a breath which
causes repugnance, are completely remedied by
this incomparable beautifier and antiseptic of
tho teeth, which is as pleasant to taste and
snioll as it is reliable in its action.