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THE ffATIOML TUSBUUS SMSBINGI W C0? THURSDAY, MAY H, 1896.
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57727 VERMONT BRIGADE IN THE
WILDERNESS. By Brevet Maj.-Gcn.
L. A Grant, commander of ihc brigade,
and late Assistant Secretary of War.
THE BATTLE OF FAIR OAKS, OR
SEVBN PINES. By Maj.-Gen IT. M.
Plaistci, formerly Lieutenant-Colonel of ihc
11th Mc, and afterward Major-Gcneral of
TIRING ON FORT SUMTER. A thrilling
story of a young Ohio mechanic who was
in Ghailebion-al the time, and teas compelled
to jviwthe relets, butwho afterwards escaped
ana screed three years in a Union regiment.
TEE BAWTLE OF POISON SPRING. By
Wiley Britlon, late of the War Department,
mud author of "Uc Civil War on the Bor
IN AND OUT OF CHARLESTON. By
R. O. B.t a young Connecticut mant who
teas caught in Charleston at the opening of
THE GREAT MORGAN RAID. A True.
JUbiory of the Capture of Gen. John H.Mor
gan, by the Captor Himself Maj. Goo. W.
Rue, DM Ky, Cat.
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campment for clubsofoubscribcrs to The
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Farmer. Go to work at once eoliciting
subscribers for both these. Send to us
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aud notify us that such subscribers as you
eend in tare to be applied on your ticket
Write us as to how many subscribers
you must secure. You can easily pro
vide yourself with a ticket in this way.
There are 627,709 whites in South
Africuand over 3,000,000 blacks. The
future of the country is a matter of
speculation, but the probability is that
it will always remain black. The blacks
arc brave fighters and good workers.
They mil not perish under civilization
as the red men do, but rather dovelopin
numbers and strength, as they have done
hi Aauerica. If so, they will increase
far faster than the whites, and rejrain
possession of tiie country as fast as they
lewn white man's ways.
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ATP111ZC1A.TK ail Kilt VAI.UK.
The Pcuubylratiiu Jiibtoncal Society has
sent for a full set of The National Tmn
U2fE Library, to be bound together for their
THE NATJONAL TRIBUNE is the only
champion the soldiers have among the great pa
pers of the country. TJie best way lo help all
pcicr&iii is by getting it more subscribers.
IfONrcr sent us, otherwise than by- regis
tered loiter, postal money crd r, or draft oa
Kew York, will be at the risk of the sender.
XET THE SENATE DO ITS DUTY.
It is the duty of the Senate to take up
the Pickler Pension Bill at once, and
pass it be'ore adjournment It has
ample time to (Jo this, for the bill has
been thoroughly considered in the
House, and the honorable Senators have
already pretty fully informed themselves
as to all its provisions. They know
just precisely what evils it is intended to
remedy, how grievous those evils arc,
what an immense number of persons
they affect, how loud and universal
the demand is for a remedy, and
how thoroughly the Tickler Bill
does the work. They cannot affect
ignorance on any one of these points.
Every Senator from the Northern
States has had these facts earnestly
pressed upon his attention for many long
months. They are just as well informed
upon the subject as were the Represent
atives who passed the bill with such a
decisive majority. It is idle to say that
they are not, and that any lengthened
consideration is now necessary.
There are enougli real and professed
friends of the veterans in the Senate to
pass. this bill at once, with a majority
proportionately as large as that which it
received in the House of Representa
tives. If every Senator who has professed
sympathy with the injured and oppressed
pensioners, who has denounced the prac
tices which the bill proposes to correct,
and which we believe it will correct, will
unite at once upon this plain, practical
remedy, its success is assured, for there
are enough of them to pass it over the
Presidential veto, if it should bo vetoed!
Talk about the lack of a Republican
majority in the Senate will not-suffice.
This is not a political measure, but a
measure of justice to veterans. Party
lines do not enter in. It should have
the Eolid support of every Republican
Senator, of all the Populists, and Demo
crats from the North. There are 43
Republican Senators, who should sup
port it to a man. To these should be
added the Northern Populists Peffer,
Allen, Jones, Stewart, and Kyle and
Democrats Palmer, Toorhees, Turpie,
Hill, Murphy, Smith, Brice, Roach,
Yilas, and Mitchell, of "Wisconsin.
Here we have 58 Senators who should
be heartily in favor of this measure, and
ready to support it with the utmost
vigor, for every one of them is fully
impressed with the cruelties and in
justices to thoQsandsof their constituents,
which the bill will correct. Eor the
same reason Faulkner, of "West Vir
ginia ; Blackburn and Lindsay, of Ken
tucky, and Cockrell and Vest, of Mis
souri, should earnestly support the
measure. They have thousands of vet
erans in each of their States, for whom
they profess the utmost sympathy and
affection. Now comes an unequaled
opportunity to show this in a practical
way. Let them support this bill.
Every one of these G3 Senators has
for years been professing the most sin
cere devotion lo the interests of Union
soldiers. They have solicited their
votes on this ground. Now let them
do something substantial in the way of
justice to them, not as a favor lo the
veterans, but as a fulfillment of their
pledges and protestations, and as a
matter of National right
As we have said before) every one of
these Senators has been fully informed
by his suffering constituents as to the
injustices and cruelties to them, which
this bill will remove and prevent No
words of ours can be stronger than
those which have filled their corre
spondence and formed the testimony of
men with whom they are personally
acquainted, and as to whose merits they
have personal knowledge.
By passing this bill before adjourn
ing they can go home to their constitu
ents with a showing of having done
something substantial for the benefit of
the veterans, and for the cure of. crying
The ' House of Representatives has
done its duty.
Let the Senate do its.
NO BUSINESS IN TnE CONVENTION.
Senator Teller has sent the following
telegram to the Colorado Republican
Convention : v
IFon. Irving Howbkrt, Colorado Springs,
I wish to say to tho State Convention,
through you, that I do not desire to go to
tho National Convention aud cannot j;o un
less the State Convention is in accord with
my ideas in declaring that in tho coming
campaign the silver question is the para
mount issue. The State Convention should
act with the full knowledge that I do not
intend to support a condidate on a gold
standaid platform or on a platform of doubt
ful construction. Il this course puts mo out
of sympathy with the Republican sentiment
of the State, as a portion of the llvpublican
press allege it will, I accept that result with
rill it3 lnm'il pmicpnnAnnpa in nrolprflnrA in
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an aoanaonment oi principles and stuitmca
tion of my record, made, as I conceive, under
the instructions of every Republican Slate
Convention held in Colorado during the last
12 years. If. M. Tixmjk.
This is frank and manly. All the
same he has no business in the Republi
can Convention, . and any delegation
Edit on such a basis should be refused
admittance. Any man, or set of men,
who proclaim in advance that they will
not be governed by the action of a Con
vention unless that action suits them,
have no right to participate in its de
liberations. Senator Teller's very un
satisfactory "course on the Tariff question
shows that ho is no longer a Republican,
and the sooner he formally leaves the
part' for more congenial surroundings
the better it will be.
A great deal bigger men than Senator
Teller have found themselves uncom-fortable-in
the Republican party's ranks,
and the party has gained when they left
it. Among them were Andrew John
son, Charles Sumner, Lyman Trumbull,
Carl Schurz, J. D. Cox, J. R. Doolittle
and Walter Q. Gresham.
It really looks at last as if the Meth
odist Churches North and South are
coming together. If this shall prove to
be so, the war can be said lo be really
over. The Methodists are fighters from
start to finish. They began long before
the war, and kept it- up with a great
deal of animosity for years after Appo
mattox, aud after slavery, which was
the origin of their dissension, had been
buried forever. Now if the Presbyte
rians will follow their example, and
come together, "Peace will her whealen
Connecticut is waking up. Four
new, and apparently very Jive, Camps of
Sons of Veterans have been organized
within a month. This is good news.
Let the other Divisions enfulato the
good work of the Nutmegers.
If you want all the facts in Maj. Mc
Kinley's career, staled cleai ly in brief
compass, send 5 cents to The National
Triijune for "The Life of Maj. McKin-
Italy says she is going to stay in
Africa, and arrange a modus vivendi
with the Abyssinians. Whether she
Etays will depend upon her putting up
a much better fight than she has yet
done. If she does not the Abyssinians
will run her into the Red Sea at tho
next surge they make.
England is about to spend $110,
000,000 on her navy, and from the tone
of the German papers she has need to do
this. They point out that England has
no army to withstand assault by that of
either of the other first-class powers, and
relies wholly upon her navy lo keep
control of the Channel and an invading
army out of the country. This hope
may not be justified. In 1GG7 the Dutch
virtually destroyed tho British navy, and
Admiral De Ruy tor sailed up the Thames
to London, and created great havoc
among the shipping. Tho French have
now a squadron in the Channel fully as
good as the British, and in certain con-
tingencies it might be joined by those of
Germany and Russia, and England
would be at the mercy of the allied
armies. The German papers continually
tell their people that war with England
is inevitable, and that at no distant-day.
This was what made the Kaiser's con
gratulations to President Kruger so uni
It is found that the X rays may be
made very useful for discovering infernal
machines. In an experiment recently
made at Paris, every detail of such a
machine inclosed iu a wooden box was
revealed the cartridge, .xowder, nails,
TO OR DIXIE."
Tho Charleston JSrews and Courier
has it again bad. A recent Confed
erate Reunion in ther city unsealed all
the fountains of gloom', and it clothed
itself in sackcloth and- ashes, aud beat
its breast, and wailed after this fashion :
We arc a conquered people. Somo of us
have already attained the hist low level of
subjugation, and, bowing in humility to the
feet of tho victors, deny tho faith their
fathers fought for ami profess satisfaction
over their defeat. Happily for our pride
and hope for the future, they are few. But
Ave aro a changed people since the war
drums were silenced and tho battle-flags
were folded a little more than three decades
ago, and the change has been for the worse,
as uone can fail to see and understand.
A good dose of blue-mass, followed by
castor oil, would probably help this
TIIK SKNATI2 irBNSIO-N' COMMITTEE.
The Senate Pension Committee, which
has now the fate of the Pickler Pension
Bill in its hands, consists of the follow
JZfjmif remit. Democrats.
J. II. GulliiiKer, N. II. John SI. Palmer, 111.
Geo. L. Slump, Malio. C. S. !J-icL Ohio.
Wm. A. IVflAsr, K.m. Win. F. Vllns, Wis.
H. V. HniiNhrniiKli, N. Dl J. 1 Milclnll. Wid.
J. It. Ilnuluv, Conn. Win. MiiiUuy, Ky.
II. O. LimIbo. :d8. Wm. N. ICo.ieh, N. D.
Lticlun li.ikcr, Kan.
These arc the men to whom we must
look for prompt action on this measure
THE DISCOVEUY OF GOLD
Gen. Sherman's account of the dis
covery of gold in California in this
week's, installment of his Memoirs, and
those which follow, is simple, graphic
aud intensely interesting. No one
should miss it.
The Spaniards sentenced the men
captured on the " Competitor " to death,
and would have promptly executed
them but for representations by our Sec
retary of Slate Now we arc informed
that as an act' of great clemency their
lives will be spared. The Spaniards
feel that they arc conceding enormously
in doing this, which shows how brutal
and far behind the iige they are. Dur
ing the war of the rebellion wc captured
thousands of men WgVged in carrying
arms and munitions- to the rebels and
never executed one 6f them, or oven
thought of doing so.- The worst that any
of them suffered whs 'a brief imnrison
ment. The brutal murder of the crew
of the "Virginius," cajfturcd during tlie
former insurrectionj'n jQuba, still rankles
in (he -American Heart: It came very
o . . .
near producing way atsthe time, and it
would have been better for all concerned
if it had, for Cuba would now be free.
If the Spaniards had carried out their
intention and murdered the " Competi
tor's " crew, war could not have been
averted, for the American people will
not stand the commission of such atroci
ties so near our shores.
There has already begun' what wc
are certain will be of infinite benefit
to humanit'. This is the development
of wind machinery for the generation of
electricity. There is an incalculable
amount of energy in the winds which
may, and sometime will, be appropriated
to the uses of man. Windmills can be
constructed to convert this into electrical
power, which can be accumulated in
storage batteries lo warm and light
houses, plow fields, thrash, winnow and
grind grain, churn milk, and do all the
hard labor about a farm and house. A
Frenchman has already a windmill in
successful operation which at a nominal
cost furnishes constant light for his fac
tory from 10 storage batteries which it
charges when the wind blows.
"Gen." Wm. Booth is evidently
quite alarmed at the-schism in the Sal
vation Army, and, obstinate though he
is, sees that ho has gone too far. He
has made overtures to his son Balling
ton looking toward a reconciliation
through restoration to the command of
the Salvation Army in America. But
Ballington declares that he will not re
sume command, ouctwjh go anead with
his own organization,' God;s American
Last year the United Slates produced
more gold, more silver, and more pig
iron than any othep country in tho world.
Of pig-iron we produced 20 per cent
more than England and 33 per cent,
more than Germany "It is ovident that
times arc improving.! " -
Developments - in South African
matters continue fcoshow the Jamieson
raid in a still more, unfavorable light,
as an utterly excuseless attempt to
"jump ""a lot of valuable mining lands
for the benefit of a crowd of speculators.
The furore about the expulsion of
Missionary Knapp from Turkey, and
over the other outrages upon our citizens,
seems to have suffered' the prematuro
fading of other features of our. " vigorous
TVeyler complains that the Cubans
will not fight him na he wanla them to
do. This is an old complaint. Napo
leon's antagonists all made it. Very
wisely, Gomez nor Maceo do not propose
to put their 40,000 imperfectly-armed
men where Weyler's 120,000 can get a
fair chance at them.
The English do quite as many queer
things as we. It is now proposed to
honor the memory of the great turf
patron, the late Duke of Hamilton, by
a " Great Memorial Race Meeting." A
memorial horse-race is a new idea tln3
side the Atlantic.
JtK senijs. in his suijsckiption.
Sny, Mr. Editor, ther National TninrjNR,
I write yoti n littlo sontr, not to nnry u tunc.
I used to tnko your piipor when llio times they
wore Root! ;
Never thought I'd slop II, didn't think I could:
liut you know how It wb, limes kept Bettln'
And mo n lmsUin nil llio tlmo tryln' lo'fill tho
Tint witli times n-RUtln' better, ns T beprlrt to see.
Ailtjiiil tho other evening, think I mypclf to me,
I wonder if it wouldn't bo just about the c.nper
If I'd writo to thnl TniiiUNE mini un' agin take his
So I send you a doUnr a twelvemonth to pny,
An when you wjint more you know wlmt to any.
So scud along your paper to my address below,
Aird do our bar'iiiu'.i mndc, nn' sure lo bo n no.
Pin a-livin' in Peoria, in thoStnlo of Illinoy;
P. L. Feishncr is my name, nn' don't forKOt, old
To write it on tho wrapper plniuly In view
The postmnu will find me out on Fourth iivontio;
Hut I came ticnr feryittin, there is one thinjj more.
My house number is one. three, one, four.
An' jtiit another thine before I cloao this letter.
Pill solid for protcctiont fines then aro belter.
Lot protection come to Btny, nn' tiling u'iU bo a
Ev'ry mill and factory niht nnd dny n-runnin.
Protection nnd Prosperity tho people now aro
To down Free Trade O, yes, for tills wo now are
Our Ica.snn's been a hitter one, but wo have learned
An' in tho next election, we'll vote Free Trade
by john Mcelroy.
10 of The National
No. 10 of Tin: National Tp.ibunk Li-
dkauv ii an admirable sketch of the life of
grand old George IT. Thomas, ''The Eock of
Chi'cknmaugu." Jtsjiveain brief, lucid style
all tlie facts of his birth and parentage, his
early career in the Army, entrauce into the
"War of the Kebeilion,liis rrai)d achievements
at Mill Springs, Stone liiver, Chiekainau;a,
on the Atlanta Campaign, and his crowning
victory at Nashville, where he virtually de
stroyed the rebel army opposed to him.
Tne booklet' contains 112 large pages, and
is embellished -with an excellent picture of
Gen. Thomas aud one of his monument at
Washington, D. (J. Sent to any addrf-ss on
receipt ot five cents ; six copies for 25 cents.
Keepers of National Cemeteries.
EniTon Natio.val TkiijCNE: Sometime
ngo ihc Quartermaster-General of the Army
ined an order prohibiting Superintendents
or National Cemeteries keeping private do
me5ticMauimnIs at -r near the cemeteries.
This order evidently pinched someone where
it hurt, for it has resulted in Congressional
interference, and a bill permitting Superin
tendents to keep a private horse nnd cow lias
been presented. Had the gentleman who
prepared tho hi. 1 been aware of the actual
needs and wants of tho Superiutendt-nt.H, it
is thought that a different bill would have
been presented that would have benefitod
the Superintendents in a more substantial
way. For instance, to grant him sufJieient
salary to live a3 becomes his position, and
to enable him to purchase milk, etc., and
not have to rely upon his own rcsmrces for
n horte, or to be troubled breakiug in horses
every time the grass needs cutting. The
committee who prepared this bill were
clearly iii thedatk; for if they had read the
law, rules and regulations laid down for the
appointment and government of Superin
tendent, they would have discovered that,
as the Quartermaster-General informed them,
great responsibility was placed upon them,
and that they were under good discipline,
aud that they were taught to realize their
responsibility rules and regulations must
be observed. The Superintendent has been
appointed for meritorious services ; he 13 en
joined to be genteel and courteous; he is
iriippoaed to work; he can't have a garden;
he must devote his entire time to his ceme
tery. Now, how can a man be genteel, re
alize his lespnnsibility, keep a nice, neat
house as it ought to be kept, on the salary
received? "Where can he look to for a rainy
day ? "Where can he borrow money to pay
his family's transportation when he is sent
from one bide of tlie continent to the other?
It lakes mono', too, to keep one of the lodges
respectable. An old soldier don't like bare
floois any better than auyone else, and he
likes to be genteel. Hut he can't on fOO, or
if in charge ot a first-class cemetery, $75 per
month; he can't realize much responsi
bility; he ain't be very genteel on the
a.nount received aud pay bis debts. The
committee in their remarks on the cow ques
tion say tho Superintendents are old and
infirm. Then he don't need a cow; give him
money to buy milk and bntter, for its too
hard work for the old man to take care of a
cow. lint give him a good Government
horse; one that can be relied on to pull the
lawn-mowers and to do other necessary
work, but don't give tho old fellow a mule;
they don't look any better in a National
cemetery than a chicken-coop.
Then, again, give the Quartermaster's De
partment a little more money to maintain
National Cemeteries. Then the Quartermaster-General
could do something in the way
of improvement, aud would not be bothered
with such trifles. He does the be3t he oau
do with the means at baud, and it is a cer
tainly that someone abused a privilege,
otherwise tho order never would have been
issued. The Quartermaster deserves credit
for the fact that is contained in rules and
regulations adopted by the "War Depart
ment when that distinguished ofticer, M. C.
Meigs, was Quartermaster-General :
"Article 7. No Superintendent will be
allowed to keep pigs or cows in a National
Cemetery, nor will any Superintendent bo
allowed to keep such animals housed or
penned within 30 feet of theiuclosureof such
"We wills venture the assertion that if a
bill was to be presented to increase the sala
ries of these responsible servants that it
would meet the hearty approval of the
Quartermaster-General aud the Hon. Secre
tary of "War. No one has ever advanced the
idea that the old man should be on the re
tired list; tho responsibility of a Superin
tendent in charge of third nnd fottrth-clas3
cemeteries being equal to that of the first
aud second classes, and tho manual Jnbor
being greater in the third and fourth for the
aiuiplo reason that the allowance for labor is
the smallest, which fact compels him to
work that ninch harder to keep the ceme
tery as it should be kopt. It seems strange
that our law-makers don't see to these mat
ters, instead of bullying the Quartermaster
General for doing his duty. JUSTIGE.
LIFE Of J5HJ, JleKfiluEY.
THE MOST COMPLETE, CONCISE, AND
GRAPHIC YET PUBLISHED.
BY JOHN McELROY.
NO. 11 OF THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE
No. 11 of The National Tribilvk Li
brary snpplics a long-felt want. It is n
complete, concise, authoritative Life of Mnj.
Win. McKinley, by John McElroy. This
tells in full the young student's entrance
into the army as a private soldier in tho 23d
Ohio; his long service carrying a musket;
bis successive promotions, won by good
service; his muster-out after four years of
service; his entrance into the law, nnd then
into politics; and his distinguished career
since. It is all given in full, yet eo concise
as to be never tiresome. The booklet is
beautifully illustrated with pictures of Mc
Kinley at different ages; of his wife, father,
and mother; of his modest home at Canton,
O., and of the commanders under whom he
It ha3 32 largo pages; large, clear type;
fine, heavj-paper; and artistic pictures.
Price only five cents; six- copies for 25
cents. Sent to any address on receipt of
THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE,
1729 New York avc., "Washington, D. C.
The Venezuelan Commission con
tinues to "report progress," and we are
led to hope that it is in the direction of
upholding the Monroe Doctrine and
THE 6HRISTHH E8BEAV0R
TO BE HELD AT WASHINGTON, D.C.,
JULY 7, 1896.
DO YOIfVaNT A FREE TICKET?
There will be many thousand people
at the Christian Endeavor Convention
to be held in this city July 7.
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San Francisco Argonaut: Bicycle fashion
item Falls hurt just as much this year as
over. No changes have been made in them.
They aro worn principally on tho knees and
Life: Tho Heiress Yon aro wrong when
you Bay that ho ha3 no idea of the value of
mouoy. Tho fellow has proposed to me twice.
Chicago Record: '"Old chap, I'vo been duck
shootinp, don't you know?"
"Duck-shooting? Why, you don't know a
tamo duck from a wild one."
"Oh, yes, I do; the wild ones got away."
Fliegende Blaelter: Fair PatientYon are
the only physician I have consulted who hasn't
advised mo to go abroad.
Doctor They can afford it. They've got
more patients than I have.
Life: "Miss Swift is learning to rido a
whoul, sho tells me."
" But sho rodo one last year. Why- does she
have to learn again ? "
"Another fellow is teaching her."
Tho San Francisco Argonaut give3 a list of
tho estates of 53 California millionaires, all of
whom inado the moat of their fortunes in
mining. Tho aggregate appraisement of tho
estates reached $175,000,000. Tho Probato
Court distributed this property to ovor 400
heirs, and probably it soon underwent another
subdivision among several times as many more.
Thus, death seems to bo very active in break
ing down great aggregations of property, and
iu redistributing thorn among tho people.
The rush of immigration has started anew.
A larger proportion than ovor is mado up of
Italians, who seem much-mora anxious to get
$1.50 a day workiug on American railroads and
in iron mines than to fight tho Abyssinians
for merely board and clothes. Tho fear of
boiug drafted into tho African army sots many
Italian youths to turn longing oyes toward
America. One steamship recently brought
1,203 of them to Now York.
Lot mo call tho attontion of the Tcmporanco
roformors to tho rapid incrcaso of tho cocktail
habit. Exports say that a cocktail is a much
mora deadly form of tho "Sorpentof tho Still"
than straight whisky or plain beer. Also, ex
ports say that vermouth is only used for mak-
ing cocktails. Turning to that friend of ray
elbow tho Report of tho Bureau of Statis
tics I find that wo imported tho onormonj
amount of 81,000 gallons of vormonth in 1301,
but by 1S95 this had swelled to 225,000 gnllona.
As thoro is "only a da3h of vermonth" in each
cocktail, tho5o figures aro eloquent as to tho
growth of tho mixed-drink demand.
Cincinnati Enquirer: Walker Er whoa
yon run into a man tho ridor h ns likoly to
get tho worst of it as tho pedestrian. Isn't he?
Whcclor Yon bot ho is. Tho Inst fellow
I rods Into only lost a front tooth, while I had
four spokes broken, and my sprocket wrenclicd
all out of true.
Thongh Ic33 than oiio por cent, of tno popn
lation of Germany aro Jews, yot 5-i nor cent.
of tho lawyers of Eerlin aro of that r.ico, 33
per cont. of thoso at Broslau, and 27 por cent,
of thoso at Frankfort. This holp3 on tho anti
Whencres at Washington soy that a smooth
face is a hoodoo in polities and this is tho strone-
I est influonco nj?ainat McKinley. No oloan-
shaved politician has ever succeeded in reach
ing the goal of his ambition :
William IT. Soward, Sanincl J. THden,
William E. Russell.
John O. Carlisle.
Arthur Pno Gormaff
Wilson S, BisscH,
William M. Evarti
Thoma3 15. Beod.
Levi P, Morton,
I liavo another list, which soems to have
escaped these gentlemen's attention. It runs:
C.eorgo Washington, W. IT. Harrison,
J. IC. Polk,
J. Q. Adams,
M. Van Buren,
AH these shaved clean.
Oon. Isaac JJ. DuvaL. who commanded tho
Division of tho Army of West Yirginla in
which ex-President Hayes and Maj. McKinley
served, is living at Wellsburg, W. Va. Ho is
tho grandson of an Associate Justice of the
Snpremo Court of tho United Stale?, and be
gan hi? adventurous career at 21 as tho Captain
of a band which ho led ovor the Plains to Cali
fornia in 1819. After the war he served so veral
torms in tho West Virginia Legislature; was
Adjutant-General of tho Stato; received the
vote of tho Eepublicans for United States Sen
ator; and was Collector of Intornal Eevcnae.
Hon. Irwin T. Millard, Probato Jndge of
Lnca3 County, O., ha3 filled that office for six
yoar3, and thoro is a general demand for his
re-oloction. Ha was a Captain, and a good one,
in the 111th Ohio.
Ono of the thing3 urged again3t Capt. John
Pw Tanner, the Republican nominee for Gov
ernor of IHinois, is that ho killed a man in a
fight in early life. Tho Prosecuting Attorney
of his County has given tho press a full account
of the affair. It seeni3 that a couple of years
after ho caiuo homo from thoarmy Capt. Tanner
became involved in a fight with Jim Rusk, a
troublesome character in the neighborhood of
Flora, III. He whipped Rusk, and lu3 brother-in-law,
Tom Erskin, thereupon vowed ven
geance. Ho promised to take the occasion of
a meeting of the men to work the roads to carry
this out. Tanner was warned, but said that
ho regarded working tho roads as a public dnty,
which ho should do, regardless of consequences,
the same as if ho had been ordered to do mili
tary duty. Without Tanner's knowledge ono
of his old comrades, fearing trouble, slipped a
four-barroled Sharpo'a revolver in Tauner'a
pocket. Tanner did his day's work on tho
roads, and started home in a wagon with two of
his neighbors. On tho road they encountered
Erskin, the two Rusks, and another man, all
armed with axes. Erskin threw his ar into
the wagon, and it struck one of Tanner's com
panions, severing the shoulder-blade. Tanner
fired at Erskin, but inflicted only a slight flesh
wound. Erskin ran after Im ax, and was in
the act of throwing itasain, when Tanner fired
a second shot and killed him. He was acquit
ted upon trial, and sinco then has beou elected
to several important offices by his neighbors,
who wcro cognizant of the fact3 in the case:
Veterans of the Country's Grandest Army
Wlo Have Answeretl the Tast Call.
PATToy. At Thompson villo. Pa., April 28,
Thomas Patton, Co. F, I04th Pa., aged 76. The
fuueral services were under the auspices of
Lieut. Wilson Post, of which Comrade Patton
had long been an honored member.
McGoWAN. At Winthrop, .Mass., April 25,
John McGowan, Co. F, 3d N. If., and Co. D,"
19th V. E. C, aged 71. Deceased was a member
of George H. Ward Post, 10, Worcester.
Wilkin?. At Worcester, Mass., April 22V
James Wilkins, Co. B.Gth Mas3, and Co. K,5th
N. Y. Cav., aged 54. He was a member of Geo.
H. Ward Post, 10.
Kirk. At Halsey Valley, N. Y., April 20,
Charles Kirk, Co. C, 109th N. Y., aged 65. Com
rado Kirk was a member of Post 505. He leaves
Shrader. At Bushnell, 111., April 26, W. D.
Shrader, Co. B, 2d 111. Cav., aged 51. At the
time of his death hu was a member of tho City
Council ; Post 147, G.A.R.; Lodge No. 17, A. O.
IT. W., and Camp No. 271, M. W. A.
Travis. At Vestal, N. Y., April 26, John C.
Travis, Co. A. 137th N. Y aged 52. Comrade
Travis entered tho service-when but IS years
old, and served three years. Ho was a charter
member of La Grange Post, 596, of which ho
was Past Commander.
Fkost. At Porterville, Cal., March 6, David
Frost, Co. C, 31st Wis., aged 59. Comrade Frost
was an honored and enthusiastic member of
PortorvillePost, 167, and wa3 respected by all
his comrades as an upright citizen.
Wn.LSKY. At Elsinore, Cal., April 25, A. J.
Willsey, Co. D, 37th Iowa, aged 52. Comrade
Willsoy was a momberof T. B. Stevens Post,
103. Elsinortv Cal., aud by his request was
buried by the Post. He leaves a widow and
Stootekbf.bg. At Wyanot, III.. April 21,
Irvin J. Stoutenberg, Co. B, 6th N. Y. Cav.
Comrade Stoutenberg was at his brother's on
a visit to his mother, who was supposed to bo
on her death-bed. Ho was taken ill, and died
within three days. His wife, on receiving the
sad news at her home in Denver, Colo., was so
prostrated she could not go to tho funeral.
Com rado Stoutenberg was buried at Wyanot,
his old home. Comrades from Post 198, Do
parttnontof Illinois, attended tho funeral. Ho
wa3 a member aud had beon Chaplain of a Post
Devn. At Taunton, Mass., recently, David
C. Dean, C F, 7th Mas3., aged 57. Deceased
was a member of Bartlett Po3t, 3.
DlKTKlCir. At t Bartow, Fla., April D, J. F.
Dietrich, Co. C, l&tb Pa. Ho was ono of the
charter members of J. C. Fremont Post, 28,
Department of Florida, aud was buried with
the Ritual of the Order.
Grovbr. At Portland, Pa., April 23, John
B. Grovor, Lieutenant, Co. H, 27th N. J.
Hamito.n. At Portland, Pa., May 2, Thomas
Hampton, Co. E, 28th Pa.
Wright. At Springfield, Mo., recently. Dr.
Charles F. Wright, Co. K, 49th Ohio. Com
rodo Wright was born at Tiffin, O. At tho aga
of 14 he entered tho array a a drummer-boy
in Uo. K, 49th Ohio. Soon after enlistment ha
was detailed as Gen. Wood's private Orderly,
and sorved until mustered out at Victoria,
Tor., in tho Fall of 18G5.
Cantrali- At Detroit, Minn., April 17,
William J. Cantrall, Co. C, 1 1th Mo. S. tf.. aged
64. Comrade Cnntrall was a faithful member
of John If. Morgan Post. 3S. Hillsboro, N. D.
Winchester. At Shrewsbury, Mass., April
27, Emory Winchester, Co. G, 36th Mass., aged
58. Comrade Winchester was wounded at the
battle of tho Wildernoss, and had beon an in
valid forHLyears. Ho was a member of Geo
H. Ward Poat,.10, Worcester.