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WASHINGTON, D. C APRIL 5, 1SS8.
8T. LOUIS IN 1861-5,
CoJ. Aiirt G. Bracket!, 3d
U. S. Cav.
OeL Albert G. Brackeit, 3d XT. S. Oar.,
f man who played aa important part from
the few to the last battle of the war, has
-written no interesting article oh the condi
tion of affairs in St Louis during the strug
gle, -which will appear in The National
Tkibuxk for April 12. Oar readers who
have heea so well pleased -with the many
articles Qol. Brackett has contributed to oar
columns need not he told that anything that
he write is eminently -worth reading.
i.-n i a, ' ii
THE LOGAN FUND.
The receipts lor the Logan Monument
Fund for the past week -were ns ioiiows:
K. J. Dewlap. Kingston, 0-.............
JL H. Jiaihw. La Orange, Ii!
B. Gorton. Ux.rue. men
C. I. Manic Mron; 3ty, Km.
Mre. M. A. MauJe, " .
Jeo S. Mn!e, " .
Joe V. M-ui. " .
Alex. G. M-uie, .
M Matue Msuie, '
Charlie Mauie, '
Frank K. MaaJe. '
Ggitvie Post. Coiomtee Qtowe, O.
w. w . alums. iute Ajb, r.
Go. H.Tor. Ckroaaad. O.
"W. H. Dow, Muineapolie. Minn.........
Orrin Pntr, Sauaag-o. 1Cm... ......
J. B Waili.ci . Vertnu, Ky ,.
C D. Uaiii'ii-'-i. HazardviJle, Cona.....
T. H. How ell. HetRfned Bridge,
T. P. Baxter Noo. Cal
J. E. Latt?. Macomb, 111.......
"W. H. li.j;. s. Uadswoctli. O
F. J. li:uts:.oni, Wtaat Stetratttown,
. G. Ktpiey,
"U'm. A. Im-b3aa,
E. A. Hover.
J. T. nena. Cab, Ma
Mks. . Fi-OttESCE Baskzs, Jibe Past
President of the Woman's Relief Corns, has
beenia tire city attending the International
Coandl of Women, at which she represented
the orgaiiizauon she did so much to found
and briiig to its present condition of pros
perity. Her address before the Congress
was a tdry able one and excited much in
terest. She produced a highly favorable
impression for herself and x her organiza
tion nnon that notable satfeering of notable
women. We will give a portion of her ad
dress in teat week's paper.
The Bo-ion comrades are indignant over
the removal of Postmaster Clarke, South
Boston, i.j en. Corat, the Postmaster of
Boston. Corse claims Chat the removal was
made on account of incompetency and in
subordination, hut the comrades insist that
it was for solely political reasons. Comrade
(Sack is Commander of Dahigrea Post,
which it the largest ia Boston, and it has
adopted strong reaolattew of disapproval.
The prot'.at has been forwarded to the Presi
dent. '' ' ifjanw ii .
Report of certificates issued during week
ending if arch 31, 1888: Original, 1,252; in
crease, 2C7 ; reissue, 141 ; restoration, IS; du
plicate, O; accrued, 00; arrears, 0; Act of
Maxell 3, 1S3, 0; Older of April 3, 1864, 2;
Act of March Z, 1385, 0; Older Oot. 7, 1385,
2; Aet of Aug. 4, 1896, ; Sapplemerit,
ActAjnc.4,l,2; Mexican war, 445; total,
?,189. Reissue same date, 4.
Qlttk a number of Representatives took
the occasion of the debase on Mrs. Logan's
pension hill to slate that they were ready
and watting for an opportautKy to vote for
pensions to disabled and dependent veterans.
Was tins a hint fas the Invalid tensions
TARf; OF PENETON KA.TXS.
We have a caiefoHy.presared taWe f pen
sion vases compiled from official sources, whJeb.
fibovw she exact ratings for every grade of dis
&bOtfejr. It is printed on heavy paper, and will
be seat to any address a roeeipt of 15 cents.
NO EXCUSE FOlt DELAY.
There is, and there can ho, no valid reason
for furtherdelay in presenting the Disahility
Pension Bill to the House of Representatives,
and pushing its passage frith all the urgency
No justification is possible for allowing
four months to pass away since the opening
of Congress without doing what the Commit
tee on Invalid Pensions was quite as well
prepared to do then as it is to-day. The
first day the committee met it was as well
informed on the provisions of the hill, on
the scope of its action, on the urgent neces
sity for its speedy passage, on the earnest de
sire of the soldiers for its enactment as it is
to-day, or as it will he if it postpones
action on the hill for years longer. It had
every fact in its possession then that it now
hag, or will ever have. It is impossible to
coaoeiveof a measure being more thoroughly
considered and understood than this has
been. Not only has every clause and pro
vision in the bill been substantially before
the country for the past five years, but nearly
every phrase and sentence in it has been
dissected, discussed and approved in every
Post in the country, in every Department
Encampment of the G.A.R., in the National
Encampment of the Order, in the Pension
Committees of both Houses of Congress, and
in the Houses themselves. The National
Encampment has each year since 1S83 em
phatically indorsed the essential principles
of the bill, and accepted its phraseology.
The Senate and House Pension Committees
have repeatedly reported in its favor, and
the Senate and House have several times
passed hills embodying the principles and
language of the hill, and when submitted to
the Posts of the G.A.K. 250 out of every
253 comrades voting upon it pronounced
in its favor. The present Chairman of the
House Committee on Invalid Pensions in
troduced the bill in the last Congress, sup
ported it strongly before and after its veto,
repeatedly declared on the floor of the House
that it was a just and much-needed meas
ure, and 175 out of 300 Representatives said
by their votes that his view was correct
and that iheProsident erred in vetoing it.
The present hill differs from il3 predeces
sor only in some technical alterations made
to give it better chance of escaping the Presi
The need of its speedy passage is to-day
much greater than it was a year ago, for
those it is intended to relieve are more nu
merous and more needy than they were a
year ago. At their agca year brings much
addition to. their debilities and necessi
ties. . V'
It i impoasibW to make the legislative
field clearer for it than it now is. There is
absolutely no important measure before the
House demanding prior consideration, nor
has there been since the session began.
WiUt proper management the bill could
he introduced into the House and passed
within a week. It can be done now, and it
could have been done in any week since the
first one in January.
The responsibility for this needless delay,
which has been such a sore trial to the dis
abled veterans and their friends, rests upon
the House Committee on Invalid Pensions,
and particularly upon the Chairman Col
CL C. Matson, of Indiana. It is his special
daty to report the measure, or see that
it is done, to the House and urge its im
mediate passage. This has been expected
of him, and it is still expected of him.
His failure to do it so far has been
a great disappointment to the entire
body of veterans. They still cherish the
hope, however, that he will lose no more
time in laying the bill before the House
and making every effort to secure its im
mediate consideration and passage. They
will not he satisfied with a iavorahlc re
port It will he just as unsatisfactory to
h it sleeping upon the calendar as in the
committee room. They want it imsJwd en
ergetically in the House and a vole teeured
upon it before that body lancbes into the ab
sorbing discussion of revenue reduction, the
appropriation hills, and oilier measures
which will have behind them the over
whelming pressure of private and partisan
Chairman Matsott, the eyes of a million
veterans and millions more of the widows,
orphans, relatives and friends are fixed ear
nestly upon you. They have a right to ex
pect that the next week will show energetic
action on your part.
Let vm have a vole. We are entitled to it.
OUK CLU1 ItAISIEICS.
Our friends sent in the following clubs
B. F. Falter. Dixon Co.r Neb
. P. le Puy, Onomlajpt Co., N. Y.......,,
J. Swai-1, Lackawanna Co.. l'a
W. G. Lawreitoe. Spokane Co.,Wab.Tor
O. Y. Lmdley, Newton Co., Mo....
TJm. T. Vawtar, lUpley Co., Iud ......
J. K. Buah. PultiHtn Co., Ill
J. A. auller. Lauder Co.. he v..
lianry Gatbman, Shelby Co., lml..
j. W. buma, umrion Co., J'h-..
ISbcn Gulder, Deer Lodge Co., Mont..
Tbeo. Conway, Jeneron Co., N. Y
Levi Daia, Hickory Co.. Mo
P. M. Wyatt, Bate Co., Mo
C. liasoora, Ellis Co., Kh:i
It. N. Tanner, DavMMfc Co., Ky..
A. II. welimaii. Brooking Co., Dak
J. A. Yowux. Gieeo Co., Ky
Jerry HautnieU, Butter Co.. Pr
Cb. McLaughlin, Da Kalb Co., Tnd.
M. W. Jttynee. Lycoming Co., Pa.
W. II. Mo'.re. Momoe Co., N. Y
E. Kuh, Vermillion Co., I1L
J. M. F. Andrew, Harper Co., Kan
C. W. Cookson, Ontario. Canada
J. E. Dunham. Hampshire Co., Mass
B. J. Nicklos. Menominee Co., Mich....,,.
W. H. 1L Coolldgc. Eau Claire Co., WiL
It seems wholly unnecessary to reiterate,
after all these years of zealous and constant
service, that The National Telbuxe is
ardently in favor of everything that can be
reasonably asked of the Government for the
A paper which has constantly led the ad
vance guard on all these measures, which
has ever been at the forefront of the battle,
dealing and receiving the weightiest blows
delivered in the fight, while other papers
which now pretend to be the soldier's friends
were skulking or fleeing panic-stricken to
the rear, is not required to make professions
needed by those who, in former times, gave
and perhaps still give aid and comfort
to the enemy.
What wo want now what we have wanted
and urged for years with all the earnestness
possible to devote to a cause is the imme
diate passage of the Disability Bill, the law
which will raise at once the destitute and
disabled veterans from their humiliating po
sition of dependence upon public charity or
upon their friends and relatives, and which
will provide properly for the widows, de
pendent relatives and orphans of those who
gave their lives to the Union.
When this is done when every disabled
veteran is placed above the cruel need of
looking to the poorhouse as his final refuge,
when the widows and orphans and depend
ent parents are given a moiety of that sup
port) of which they were robbed by the harsh
exigencies of war andilivill be inexcusably
shameful if the granting of this is postponed
another month then we want a general
pension law, which will include in its com
prehensive provisions every man who wore
the blue honorably, and did his share to
ward saving the Nation from its deadly peril.
None of the general pension measures so
far urged have come up to our ideas of a
justly-equalized pension law, which will
approach an equitable treatment by the
Nation of all classes of its much-deserving
The so-called " service pension bill " would
run a straight-edge over every one, putting
the man who served three months on ex
actly the same level with the veteran who
fought steadily from the first Bull Pun to
The so-called per diem bill, on the other
hand, discriminates too strongly against
men who may have served but a short term
and yet rendered the country service of the
For example, under the so-called "service
pension bill," the man who went through
the perils and hardships of the Peninsular
campaign, marched up the deadly slope
against Marye's Highte, fought at Chancel
lorsville, repelled Pickett's charge' at Get-
tysburg, and then,-with unshaken courage
and patriotism, encountered the awful car
nage of the Wilderness campaign and the
siege of Petersburg, would not get a cent
more than the one who wont out under
either of the three-months or 100-days
On the other hand, under the per diem
bill, the men who left everything in April,
1861, to save the endangered Capital, who
fought magnificently and suffered terribly
at Bull Run, who drove the rebels out of
West Yirginia, who saved Missouri to the
Union, and fought the bloody battle of Wil
son's Creek, would be put off with the mea
ger stipend of 90 cents a month. The men
who enlisted in 18G4, and fought in the
Yildernesfl and before Petersburg; who
were on the Atlanta campaign and .the
March to the Sea, who helped crush Hood
before Nashville, would get from GO cents to
3.05 a month. The men who went out in
1801, and were broken down in tho Peninsu
lar campaign, or at Donelson and Vicksburg,
would be turned off with similar beggarly
allowances, and we would have perpetuated
tho scandal growing out of the present laws
of a pension-roll in which there are dis
criminations of a few cents between one
veteran and another.
The G.A.R. National Pension Committee
has always said to the comrades that as soon
as ihe Disability Bill was made a law it
would have ready another bill of much wider
scope upon which to rally.
The committee and the comrades have
had every reason to expect the passage early
in the session of the Disability Bill. No
body could have expected that it would be
allowed to sleep in the room of the Com
mittee on Invalid Pensions as long as it has.
Now, however, when it does not seem
probable that final action on tho Disability
Bill can be much longer postponed, ,we
are informed that the G.A.R. Committee
feels at liberty to outline the bill which it
has prepared to submit to Congress when
the Disability Bill is disposed of embody
ing the further wishes of the comrades.
It is a bill which the committee has
studied and prepared with the greatest care,
during the long time it has been under con
sideration. It is as carefully drawn as all
the committee's bills are, and will stand
the most searching analysis on the floors of
Congress, and in the Post room and Encamp
ment In brief, it is a justly-equalized pen
sion bill, which provides that every man
who served 90 days and was honorably dis
charged shall upon his application receive a
pension proportioned to his length of service,
but that the minimum pension shall be suffi
cient to at least give the veteran substantial
assistance. There are other provisions in the
bill, but these are the main ones.
As soon ns the Disability Bill is passed
this will be formally laid before Congress
and the comrades, and .the latter will, be
yond question, give it the enthusiastic in
dorsement they have bestowed on all the
MOKE TKOUBI.E FOR GEN. JOHNSON.
Gen. Bradley T. Johnson's remarkable
figuring has got him into fresh trouble. He
recently wrote a letter to the Maryland Leg
islature urging the endowment oftho Pikes
ville Arsenal as a home for destitute ex-
rebels from Maryland. In the course of his
appeal, ho said :
The Confederate societies hero, with ft member
ship of 1.000 members, reprosentinK and speaking
for 20,000 ex-Confederates in this Stale, have twice
unanimously indorsed this application.
This stirs up the Carrolltonian, of West
minster, Md., to remark :
Can Gon. Johnson produce a single line of testi
mony from the Confederate archives, or from any
other sourco than his own fertile fancy, to show
that 5,000 men ever left Maryland to go South and
return under ihe rebel banner to fight against their
native State? The Carrolllonian does notbelievo
that two regiments of Marylanders, with a hlinff
strength of 500 men each, were ever enrolled in
the Confederate service during; tho whole or any
part of the war. If they were, what were the
names of their commanders? The Carrolltonian
does know, and is in a position to prove, that exclu
sive of colored troops there were over 50,000 men
who went from Maryland on ft threeycars basis to
fight for the Union. Taking Carroll County alone,
it can be easily established that more than 800 men
left it to wear the blue uniform, while the Carroll
tonian challenges Gen. Johnson to prove that 50
men from Old Carroll went South and rocrossed the
Potomac, bearing arms against their own homes
and their own people.
If Gen. Johnson will carry his mind back to the
early part of September in the year 1S62, and will
recall his experience as Provost Marshal at Fred-
crick, when Lee issued his seductive address dated
from the Mountain City, ho will be forced to own
that the response to the appeal did not balance the
losses of the rebel army by desertion, and that not
300 Marylanders honored the call to arms in the
Confederate causo at a time when the fates smiled
most propitiously on its fortunes.
It will be remembered that Gen. Johnson
confidently counted upon Maryland as part
of "the South" which was groaning under
the terrible burden of the pfinsion taxation.
The Carrolltonian in another paragraph dis
poses of Maryland as a Confederate State:
In his appeal for Legislative support to the Pikes
ville Arsenal, Gen. Bradley Johnson seems to have
conveniently forgotten one fact, and as conveni
ently assumed another. lie forgot that on the 19th
of April, 1801, a baud of Maryland Confederates
tried to seize by force the very building in which,
through the generonity of their native State, poor
and decrepit Maryland Confederates uro presently
to find a home. The fact which Gen. Johnson as
sumes, and which is not a fact by any means, is
that Maryland was a Confederate Slate ; that her
"chivalrous" and "aristocratic" people were, and
still are, in sympathy with tho Lost Cause. The
truth ia, that, ouUside of a degraded minority of
slaveholders and usurers; outside of a number of
Baltimore merchants courting a Southern trade for
revenue only ; outside of a few hot-headed youths
and romantic young women, the Confederate sol
dier had few friends in Maryland. If there were
any ilhisioHS of the kind in Gen. Leo's mind, they
were forever dispelled at South Mountain and An
tieiam. In fact, the Southern leader never. In
cither of his iuvtaiona of the Stale, gathered to his
standard enough Marylanders to balance his losse
by desertion alone.
The International Congress of Women,
which held its session in this city last week,
is certainly the most notable event in the
history of woman. It marks a new era, and
from this time will date a new impetus in
the development of woman's rights, civil
and political, which will lead to important
results, beyond tho sight even of prophecy.
Those least favorable to the advanced ideas
for which woman have been laboring for
years could not help being struck by the
character of the gathering. In the face of
the assemblage of women from all over the
world, of ability and character equal to that
of men, cavil was silenced. One needed
only to look into the countenances of the
women assembled here, watch them in
their deliberations and read their speeches
to understand that, like it as little as
one might, a wider sphere must be
conceded for all womankind. Perhaps it is
wrong to say " must be conceded," because
it has already been wrung from the unwill
ing opponents. The large meetings in Al
baugh's Opera House were conducted with a
skill equal to that of the management of a
similar number of men in any parliamentary
body seen anywhere. There was fully as
much method in the business, as direct pro
cedure from wishes to results, aud as much
avoidance of what was non-germane and
irrelevant. Despite the jeers that are cur
rent in regard to the propensity of women
to talk, and their inability to confine them
selves to the question at issue, the speeches
made at the Opera House were as direct to
the purpose, as concise in statement and logi
cal in arrangement as one hears in any de
There were present in the Congress women
who had worked their way in their respect
ive professions and. lines of eilbrt, and had
won eminence in them by dint of the same
singleness of purpose da wins men success
aud reputation. There were successful doc
tors, prolbuud lawyers, popular clergymen,
prosperous farmers, well-to-do merchants,
and so on. When called upon for the secret
of their success they were able to tell it in a
way that made an admirable lesson for the
hearers and for others. There was no royal
road. They had won their success by the
same means that a man must employ to
attain it by diligent effort, thorough under
standing and unsparing devotion.
Altogether the good effects of the Inter
national Congress will not be confined to its
beneficent influence upon the women of the
world. It will tend to elevate everybody.
Whatever is for the benefit of woman must,
by its reflex action, have an almost equal
beneficent effect upon the whole community,
and tho world can congratulate itself upon
the brilliant success of tho gathering.
3M11S. LOGAN'S PENSION BILt.
The House of Representatives did itself
credit last Friday in passing the bills to
pension Mrs. John A. Logan aud Mr3. Frank
P. Blair by a handsome majority. Thevote,
for Mrs. Logan's bill was 151 to 96 ; that for
Mrs. Blair's 143 to 90. The expressions dur
ing the debate were all of tho highest praise
for the ladies benefited and for their heroic
husbands. Nothing could be more eulogis
tic than the tribntes paid to the soldiership,
the privato character and the civil services of
Gen. John A. Logan, and some of the warmest
eulogies were from men who had been his
political opponents all his life. Even those
who opposed the bill confessed that they did
so with reluctance, as they felt that if any
widows wero entitled to pensions they were
those of the men who had rendered such
signal service to the Union as Gens. Logan
aud Blair, and they only opposed the bills
because they feared that a precedent would
be set by them for tho establishment of a
civil pension list. One of the ablest speeches
made wa3 that by Hon. Bourke Cockran, a
Democrat from New York, who in a few in
cisive sentences of strong logic cut away tho
sophistry regarding precedents. There were
few precedents of such men as Logan, and
a pension based on his distinguished serv
ices would, consequently, not be a precedent
The good result in Mrs. Logan'o case is in
no small degree attributable to the ener
getic aud skillful management of Hon. John
McShane, tho Democratic Member from Ne
braska, who was untiring in his efforts in its
behalf. Though a young Member, Mr. Mc
Shane has shown himself one of the most
efficient legislators in the House, and ha3
taken high rank among his compeers.
Four months has been a very long time
for the broken-down veterans to vait.
It is said that some influential Boston Democrats,
who are dissatisfied with Gen. John M. Corse's
management of the postoffice, aro working to get
him appointed Minister to Holland.
Maj.-Gcn. A. II. Terry has written to the Secre
tary of "War stating that his health compels him to
ask to be ordered before a retiring board. This
confirms tho many reports of the General's bad
health which have been current. He ia now in
command of the Division of the Missouri, with
headquarters at Chicago, in which position he suc
ceeded Gen. Schofield, who took command of the
Division of the Atlantic when Gen. Hancock died.
Tho prospect of Gen. Terry's retirement has re
newed the conflict between the friends of the Brigadier-Generals
for promotion to tho vacant Major
Generalship. The leading candidates for the posi
tion are Gens. Crook and Miles. Crook is the
senior, but tho friends of Gen. Miles urge his pro
motion on the ground of his successful termination
of the Geronimo campaign.
Comrade Hannibal Hamlin, Ex-Vice-President
of the United States, was present at a recent Camp,
fire in Portland, Me., and in thecourseof hisspcech
dilated on the great progress of science and referred
to the telephone, which, he said, "Puts us in com
munication with those we love and a hundred miles
away. If I were in communication with my wife at
the present moment, I should hear her say, ' Hanni
bal, be careful and not catch cold.' " An hour or so
afterward he was having a delightful time with a
bevy of younsr girls, when Past Commander Saw
yer called the meeting to order and announced,
"Ladies and gentlemen, we have just received a
telephone message from Bangor. It says: 'Han
nibal, don't llirt with the girls.'" The venerable
statesman was for ouce al u. lose for something to
Bev. S. Hopkins Emery, a member of Bartlett
Post, No. 3, Taunton, Mass., and wife, celebrated
the 50th anniversary of their marriage recently.
During the day Comrade Emery wa3 presented
with fl.OOO in gold, and in the evening tho Post
of which he is a member tendered him a recep
tion and presented him with 570 in gold.
Kiki'.son. Col. Benjamin L. Simpson died at his
home in Washington Feb. 27. Col. Simpson va3 a
fine specimen of Southern loyalist. He was born in
Prince George's County, Md., hut removed to Bal
timore when quite young and learned shipbuild
ing, and for many years carried on a succesful busi
ness with his brother at Fell's Point, lie always
had a strong taste for military matters, and for SO
years was a member of the Baltimore Independent
Grays. At the outbreak of the war he was in com-,
maud of thai company, and took a decided stand
for the Union. His First Lieutenant was William
Gibson, of Washington, who afterward rendered
valuable service to the country in the Purnell Le
gion. Capt. Simpson's company became Co. A, of
the Purnell Legion, and he was the first Maryland
officer commissioned in tiie Union army. His gal
lantry brought him promotion, and he was succes
sively madu Major, Lieutenant-Colonel and Colo
nel. He succeeded to the command of the Legion
after the fight at Catlett's Station, Aug. 21 and 22,
lb02, and was very clleotive in the operations that
followed. He was subsequently commissioned to
raise a new regiment, and in 1S63 led the 0th Md.
to the front. After the war he resumed shipbuild
ing in Baltimore, but that business was prostrated,
and he became foreman of the ship joiners at the
Washington Navy-Yard, where he was for 15 years.
He died of consumption, the seeds of which had
been planted in his system during his service, and
was buried by JCit Carson Post. A firing part3'from
the Old Guard, a delegation from the Society of
the Purnell Legion, and -deputations from other
military organnsHtions attended the funeral.
Or.ivKic Col. Samuel Cook Oliver died at his
homo in Massachusetts March 20. Col. Oliver re
cruited Co. F, 35th Mass., and was commissioned
its Captain Aug. 12, 180J. He was severely wounded
at Antietam, from which paraiyais of his legs re
sulted. He became Major of the 2d Maes. II. A.,
and served with it until the close of the war, by
which time he had become a Lieutenant-Colonel.
Ho wab Secretary Of tho Massachusetts Commis
sion at the Centennial Exhibition in 1S76.
Hitchcock. Robert B. Hitchcock, United Slates
Nay, died in New York last week of old age.
Commodore Hitchcock was born in Cheshire,
Conn.. Sept. 25, 1803, and entered the navy from
that State in 1325. In lo27 he served on the schooner
Shark of the West India Squadron, and in 1823-31
on the frigate Delaware of the European Squadron.
He was promoted to Lieutenant Mai eh 3, 1835, and
did duty on lxard the frigate Ohio in the Atlantic
and on the Savannah in the Pacific, until he whs
placed in command of the sloieship Relief in JS53.
Altnining the rank of Commander in 1855. he was
detailed to ordnance duly, and was then placed in
command of tho steam frigate Merrimac of the
Pacific Squadron, in which post he continued dur
ing 1558-00. In 18G1, while Inspector of Ordnance,
he received his commission at Captain, and July 16,
LH02, became a Commodore. He commnnded the
steam sloop Susquehanna of the Western Gulf
Squadron in 1862-3, and wmi for some time senior
officer of the blockading fleet oil" Mobile. Again,
m 1801, he was assigned to ordnance duty, and be
came commandant of tho Norfolk Navy Yard in
1805, after which he performed special duty until
tho time of his retirement. The burial look place
at Cold Spring. N. Y.
Kigvjjkauch. Died at the National Military
Home, Dayton, O., March 19, of rupture. Henry
Eigenrauch, late Saddler-Sergeant, ICtliN.Y. Cav.;
Jacohs. John L. Jacobs, aged 50 years, died of
lung trouble Feb. 21 at Ogden, Iowa. He served
during the war in Co. V, 23d Ohio; also in Co. I,
132d Ohio. Comrade Jacobs was a worthy member
of Buford Post, No. 300, and was borne to his last
resting-place by his comrades.
Hasket.u Truman II. Haskell, Co. E.23d Mich.,
died at Saginaw, Mich., recently, aged 18 years and
five months. He was buried under the auspices of
J. N. Penoyer Post, No. 90, of which he was n
Skaia'. Col. It. P. Sealy died at his homo in
Council Bluffs, Iowa, March 11. Tho funeral was
conducted by Abe Lincoln Post. Deceased was
born Jan. 13, 1835, at Somerset, England; entered
the army as First Lieutenant in the 15th 111.; was
promoted to rank of Lieutenant-Colonel at the fall
Griffith. Abel Grifiith, Co. A. 97th Pa., re
ceived injuries in a railroad accident at Clifton, I 'a.,
from the ellects of which he died at Philadelphia
March 16. Comrade Griffith was a member of Mc
Call Post, No. 31, West Chester, Pa. He leaves a
wife and four children.
Romnkn Died March 15 at his home in Quit
man, Mo., Jnmos Robinson, aged 65 years, three
months and 2 days. He served as a privato in tho
Mexican war, after which he settled in Peoria Co.,
III., where, at tho outbreak of tho rebellion, he en
listed in Co. C, 86lh 111. Ho was a member of
Hardy Smith Post, No. 117, and was buried by tho
members of tliat body with all the honors of war.
Ken'Ki:y. Corp'l Thomas Kenney, Co. A, 29th
111., died in Hardin Co., 111., March 13, nged 57
years. Comrade Kenney, though a nativo of Ire
land, was truly loynl, recognizing no higher duly
than sowing his adopted country in her hour of
poril. He was a member of Alex. Ragan Post at
Ullzabethtown, and was buried under tho auspices
of the G.A.R.
The Old Gentleman lias & Strtagc
"Haint seed me for some time, hev yer re
marked old Pokeberry Nose, as be tottered into
the sauctum with an uncertain step aud a wan
visage, and began arranging the exchanges on
his favorite chair. " Some o' these here papers,"
be muttered, as he sorted out a few and tossed
them contemptuously on the floor, "aintfitto
set on. They're so blamed full o lye that they
burn holes in my trousers. There, now," and
ho settled himself on the rustling pile. " Lord,
jest hear my ole bones creak. They're wuss'n
a sign that's been hangin' out for 10 year. No
use o' talkin', I'm growta' ole; the peach-like
bloom o' my downy youth is changiu' slowly
cliangin' to husks an' fodder. Say, what'd
ye think'd become o' me all this time? Did
ye think I'd gone to jine the angel throng?
Think I'd swopt my ole fiddle for a golden
harp, an' wuz try in' tolara these fingers, which
've growd crooked playin' 'The Arkansaw
Traveler ' an' ' Money-Musk,' to twang out 'All
Hail the Power of Jesus's Name '? Say?"
" Why, you irreverent old vagabond," do you
suppose that such a sin-encrusted old reprobate
as you has any chance of being made an angel?
If you were purged and washed soventy and
seven times there'd f till be so much sin in you
that they wouldn't let you sit on the front steps
" There ye go agin, smarty ; layin' y'self wide
open by invitiu' comparisons. Ef me an' you
got to heaven at the same time, an' they didn't
'low me to git further than the doorstep, they'd
stop you out 'bout the boss-block."
"All right; let that pass. Where have you
been all this time? Frozen up in the blizzard ? "
" Naw ; I've bed a tarnation-sight wuss time
then ef I'd been ketch ed in a blizzard or struck
by a tornady. I've been voodooed."
"Voodooed? What nonsense. But tell me
all about it."
"Send out an' git some o' that plug ter
backer 3ame ez ye had afore, an' I will. It'll
give ye some idee o' the time I've been haviu'
when I tell ye that I haint bed a toothfull o
terbacker or a dram o' likker in my mouth
seuce I wuz here last."
" You must have been having a Great Sahara
of a time. What was the reason? Saloons
quit trusting down your way? "
" Naw ! I've bin having sich a combobbera
tiou that all appetite for likker an' terbaeker
went back on mo. Fact."
" Well, that ia wonderful. Here's your dog
leg. Load up and tea me all about it."
" Ye see, some time ago I had a little diffi
kilty with the ole nigger I forgot, I'm to call
her a cullud lady in future what done my
wasbin'. I kin git along with less clean clothes
than a'inost ary other man I know, bein' nat
e rally of an ekinomikle disposition, but still I
must hev some, especially when I go up to the
Department to seo how my a'pintment is git
tin' along. I owed her a little money ; 'twan't
much only for what wash in' I've had done
seuco I came to Washington, three years ago,
to look a'ter a clerkship. She wuz the onrea
sonablest wench that I ever see. I tole her
time an' agin that she oughter be glad of the
opportunity o' servin' a rale Southern gentle
man like me without money an' without price,
for I wuz one of her naterai masters, an' the
best friends her race hed. But she wuz i rape
dent an' ongrateful; said that didn't pay no
rent, nor buy no shoes an' stockings, nor no
school-books for her chiilun. Ez if I hed any
thing to do with payin' a nigger's rent. I never
did believe in dress in' niggers up; it makes
'em lazy an' sassy, an' ez for eddikatin' 'em,
nobody but a low-down devil ever thiuks 'o
sich a thing.
" I got so mad at her that I turned her off,
an' told her that I'd not let her do another liek
o' work for me, even if she come an' begged it
on her kneea. Instead o' that briugin' her to her
senses, an' makin' her penitent an 'umblc, she
got sassier 'u ever, au' aktooally talked o' sum'
me a nigger snin' me, a Kentucky gentleman
afore a Justice o the Peace. Then she come
back with the ugliest ole nigger wench that I
ever laid eyes on in all my born days, an' she
" ' I's done bin to de Squireto sue ye for de
money dat ye owes me for wash in' yer ragged
ole shirts, an' he tole me I'd only loss my money
to sue ye, for you's execution proof. So's I can't
do nothin' wid ye by de law, I've come wid a
wise woman, who knows how to voodoo. She's
more'n a thousand year ole. Now, onle&s ye
gib me my money right in dis here baud, I'll
hev her put a spell on ye that'll make ye wish
y'd never been born, so I will. Now, will ye
" I tell ye I wuz skeered. I'd heard lots
'bout voodooin', an' knowed a heap o' people
who'd been give no end o' trouble that-a-way,
but this wuz the first time I'd ever see a rale
out-au'-oufc voodooer, an' my knees shook'n
"'Will ye pay me dat cash right down in dis
beah hand? ' said the washerwoman.
" ' Aunty,' sez I, ez coaxin' ez I could.
"Don't ye call me no aunty,' she bust out;
'I's no kin o' youru, ye mizzuble white trash.
I's a 'spectnble cullud lady. Will ye gib me
" Think o' me, a Kaiutueky gentleman. right
from Dog Fennel Crick, takin' sich saas from a
nigger wench. But I wuz afeared o my life,
for the ole hag I believe the wench tole the
truth when she said she wuz more'n a thou
sand year ole looked at me ez ef her eyes'd
burn holes right through me.
" ' Misses Miggles,' I said, ez politely es ef I
wuz spoakin' to a Senator's wife, I baint
got a cent with me to-day. I hope I may drop
dead ef I hev. I expect to get my appint
" She turned away ez mad ez a wet hen. 'I's
beared all dat stuff jest once too often. I gives
ye obcr to bo debbil.'
"The ola hag au' I'm ez sartain ex lam
alive that she wuz more'n a thousand year ole,
waved her crutch over my bed, mumbled some
thing, an' spit on the floor three times, an' then
they both went away.
" I tried to make fun of it, but I could not,
an' I wont oat to git into company an forgifc
it. I found some friends who, like me, are
waitin' for clerkships or something in a s'loon
south of Pennsylvania avenoo, and Ijined 'em
in some sociable games for the drinks. We
played koards aud drunk whisky until nigh 12
o'clock, an' I never hed sich a run o' the luck in
my life. Whenever I dealt myself a good hand
I dealt the other fellers better ones, and they
skunked me. When I tried to slip a jack from
the bottom they ketched me every time, an'
they out-counted me till I wuz sick at heart.
I know ed the voodoo wuz begiunin' to work. All
tho drinks wuz scored up agin me, an' when I
asked tho bar-keeper to put 'em onto his slate he
brutally fell on me, au' stamped mean' kicked
English Mechanic: "Hi say, man, if your Government 'd only kneek off the bloody tariff
you know, y'd bo gittin y'r clothes for a'most 'arf what you pay now, don't ye kaowt
American Mechanic: " Can you get good clothes so muoh cheaper in year eetrytH
E. M.: " O, yes."
A. M.: "Well, why don't you got some?"
E. M.: " O, blast it, Hi carn't haflbrd thom. Hi don't get tho wages, you knew.Tt
me oat into the street. The only good lack
I'd hed hed was in pottin' away a quart or so
o' middtin' good whisky where it woa oat of his
roach. f I bed sot bed that to gi' me eenrcge
I'd never dared go to bed in that ere bewitched
hed. The neat morning- 1 woke np in awfil
misery. They sent for a doctor, an' when ha
came he said 1 wax a moaty ek man. I begged
'em to take me oat o' the bed, 'cause it wuz be
witehed, but the doctor told 'am that the fever' I
made me flighty ; to pay no 'teotioa to what I
said. I lay in that ere bed all these week, get
tin' wuss an wosser all the time, ia spite of .ill
that the doctor could do. Every few days th.it
blamed washwoman I forget, I'm to call htr
lady ia future d stick hex black mag into
the door an say:
" ' Most ready to pay me dat ere sue dollars a','
fobty cents wat ye owes me?'
" At last, jest afore I died, 1 sent oat for a: I
my friends an' tole 'em what wua the matfT.
They tuck pity on me and raised a collection.
When they pat in every cent they had it on v
made $4.60. I tole 'em I couldn't live another
night unless the money wn made np. aa they
went down an skeered the sloon-keerxr
threatenin' to report bim for fatal aaalt an'
battery, an' he give 'em the balance, That
a'ternoon when the washerlady stuck h-r
ugly black mug in, I tole her I bad the monr
an' would give it to her ez soon ez she tack ff
the voodoo. She went off. sot the thousand-
year-old bag, an they lifted up the posts o' my
bedstead an' tuck oat from 'n under each one i
little baa that bad ia it some hair, parin's o
finger-nails 'aa some things they wouldn't ted
me what they wuz. The washerlady said :
" ' Afo' de wise lady take de spell oft you i
got to promise dat you don't got no hard feel
in's agin either of us, an' dat yoo'Il alien caii
both o ns ladies. Does ye promise? '
" O, yes. I said, ez weak an' willio' ez
baby. 'Only make ma well, an' 111 prom; -to
"Dat'sde right sperit.' said the thousand
year-ole lady. 'Gi' me dat dollar what yo
promise me, Setter Higgles, an 1'JI aaish do
The dollar woz handed over. The wltrh
flung the little hags into the fire, an' they made
blazes blue ez indigo, an' red an' yaller. S..a
spit oaten the door three times, waved h.-r
crotch over my head with her left hand, au
"'Mumbo. Jumbo, Gnmho. Shadraek, Me
shack and Abednego ; George Washington, .Tin -eral
Jackson, Ab'om Lincoln. Fly away de1
bils; fly in angels an' make die badua m.ta
"I begin to mend the mini! she said it.
The next mornin' I woz able to git up an' drc
myself, an' last night I astonished my friends
by walkin' ia amongst 'em. Boa I had an
awful time of it, I tell ye. I want ae mora
voodoo for the rest of my life."
IT'S AN ILL-WIND Etc.
Aa Iarioeiit ef the Tecaaat
first Trtmtp Lord,
Bill, see the dads sail
iu' through the air.
That siklone's struck a
Second Tramp That'3
so. I alien believed
that there wuz a Provi
dence that looked out
for poor men. Reach
for everything that's
.Fro Tramp Why,
Bill, yonre a regTr
dude. Yoa look ez ef
y'd jest stept off of
Second Tramp And,
Jim, yon look like a
Senator. We'll jest go
down and work the
next town as a Belief
Committee sent to eol
leet funds for the suf
ferers. Third Tramp, who has
come np too late for the
divide': "Great Ce
sar's ghost, boys, take
them 'ere toga off at
ocee! They wuz biowed
outen a pe3tboose that
woz wrecked down
here 'bout two mile?.
There's a deadly caso
of smallpox ia every
half yard of em. Here,
let me git 'round where
the wind won't blow
offen yon onto me."
Consternation of the
Third Tramp, as he
walks off with the
swag: It takes brains
to get through this
world ia ay sort of
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