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THE TSATLORAL TRIBUTE:
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WEEK IK WASHINGTON.
Sunday, June 28. Capt. Thornton Smith,
formerly of Pennsylvania, died. He carao to
Washington In 18G1 to accept a position of
Consul at the solicitation of Simon Cameron,
a wntui porsonal and political friend, hut the
commencement of hostilities at Sumter
chauped tho situation, and Gen. Camcrou re
quested hiru to accept the position of Quarter
master of Volunteers. Ho whs muBtered into
the volunteer service Aug. 3, lbGl, serving as
Quartermaster of Sicklos's Division, also
under Gen. Hooker and (Jen. Banks. While
Willi Banks ou the lied Eiver expedition he
was taken sick, and not heing able to return to
service resigned in June, 1SG4. He married
Miss Kate- Abbott in 1862, and had made
Washington his home since.
Monday, Junk 29. A medal of honor was
preseulcd to Martin 3i Schcibner, Co. B, 90tli
Pa., for most distinguished gallantly at .Mine
Bun, V., Kov. 27, 18C3. This soldier volun
tarily extinguished tho. burning fuse of a
eheU which had been thrown into the lines i
the regiment by the enemy, using, to ncrom
plihh this end, the coffee with which his can
teen was filled. He is now Principal f the
Boys' Jlijih School, Beading. Pa. A sig
nificant ptcdictioii made by Prcsidont Hiiyes
oiice was iccalled to the writer recently by a
friend of Justice Harlan, to whom is vh
made. Jt seoms that Justice Harlan in JS77
cailed at tho White Hons.' to pay his rieris
to Mr. Hayes. Upon b.-ing ushered into the
room he observed tho President in conversa
tion with two or tluee gentlemen, one uf
whom was a short, siiiooth-uiccd man with a
high and prominent forehead. To this mem
ber of tho group his attention was sittrartetl.
In a few moments they took their departure,
and Prcsidont Hayes turned to Justice Uat
lan. Before entering upon t lie object of tii-5
visit Justice Harlan said: "Mr. Pnidt'itt,
who was the short, buioolh-faced gculioman
who just left the room?" "That, sir." ic
sponded 3Ir. Hayes, " was Msj. JIcKimey, of
Ohio, the coming American a man wlio will
tome da v occupy this White House."
rrjifcl)AY,"jUNK 30. Aftci several montiis of
hard labor the Venezuelan Legation com
plclod tli translation of the documents re
lating io the question of -Oho boundary
between Venezuela and British Guiana,
and submitted them to the boundary com
mission. The resuit is three separata vol
umes of correspondence, aggregates TiJ.l
printed jmges, all takn irom the "General
A l chives of tho Indies." at Seville, by the
coutt-y of the Spanish Governuiei.T. The'
traHit1onsjnst completed are submitted by
compel lor Yuiizuelu without a unid ;
argument. Of couise, the intent of the
whole work is to show that durius luc fcu-t
half of Hie preceding century the Dutch,
through whom the Britten hoi 1 title, did not
actually occupy the Jamis in Guiaua west of
the Essiqiiihfl River, and po the testimony
nihiui-fl T, mis to coiitnuiirt the allegaiiuus
contained in the British Blue Book. The
question of fact thus raided is for the bonnd
aiy commission to decide, although tho
Venezuelans expect that documents yet to
come from the Vatican records will go far to
corroborate this Spanish evidence.
Ykdnkkday, July 1. The Commissioner of
Intel ual Bevenue to-day began scheduling
to the Auditor for the Tiensury the approved
claim under the $5,00t,00 appropriated for
the payntont of btisai-lminity cl-im". It is
expected that all ot t4em will l.e in the
haiHte f the Auditor before the close of the
week. It is probable payment will bo made
on a basin of (55 per cent., which would leave
a fraction of a cent on the dollar to he
returned until tho final settlement. The
amount f the claim? under the appropria
Xiiuumhy. July 2. At a meeting of Hancock
CouiiHwini, U. V. U., lesotiitloua Were adopted
rebut w to i he ex-t'onfedenilo Beumcn, in
whtih it was declared that the display of tho
flag f t. Unittxi Kiatec, tbe emblem of an
indivisible Union, in the parade here ou the
way to niehmoiid wai a jiross and offensive
departure from the pro: r u-es of that flag.
Thu Command Iceis cons, ruined to express
the optuioti that ex Confederates who pub
licly dtfiay in the streets of this Capital
Cty. by t-pmdi and emblem, their adlnsinn
to Uio principle of secession, are unmindful
of the Mured obligntious imposed by the bu.-diorectut-uiout
at A ppomuitox ; that for ("on
fedeiatCB to decorate their persons with em
blems of an undtvihible Union and at the
same time bear aloft the banner of secession
(or them to honor l.y word of mouth, as
was the cae at Bfchiuoui!. a disabled Union
soldier while yet they Haunted in his face iu
lunations that he fought for an unjubt cause,
is ou iit face an aln:il 1.
FiitDAY. Jvly 3. 'Jhu total enrollment in
edtiUMUuMui intitutiuiis of all kindb ill the
Unite! Males for the hchoul year lS03-'ai
was iHMriy Jfi.OOG 000, aecoiding to the icport
for that yettr piomulgated by Commisbioiicr
of EiiucMtton Harrirt. Of ilict,e all but 400,000
were tw the rejriilar fcIhwIs, an increase of
aboHt a Iraif million fur tho year. The per
centage of total population eiiiolhd in the i
Behoof va 20.53. fcchool property sained
in vni taring the year over $2fi,OOO.li0O,
and l,W-l moie Kelim. Routes weie in opera
tion. In the past 20 jeitre the. South has tu
cretned .1 per Cent, in population, but its
tclnwi attendance has iucieabtd 130 percent.,
more tliHit twice as fast as the population.
In ltt 20 years from 1S7-J to 1694 the value
of whool property i the fcouth increased
from 38000.000 to &", K)0,000. an addition
of $.tQ.O00, or $2,000.000 a year.
tJATCi:i.v. July -J. 'J he flag of tho United
htts vw flown to-day with 45 stars on its
biu tMH, mdicating the admibhion of Utah
to Uo Hslerhood of Scales. General ordeis
ieuv! I y llio War and Kavy Departments
iiad prfMml the way for tho change, and
for ncvrl tiiHiitlis past the fiag-makors have
1koii huy in piecing a new star on the flags
in iock. Ftoui economical comideratiuiiH
the uM At my Jlas v.iii not be retued at once,
hut will in replaced only as they are worn
oirt-fn Hetvioc by the new ensigns. In tho
cae of tf imval fig the change wbb moie
oahsly mode, for all of theje flags are made at
Uie jw York and Mare Island Navy-yards,
while iIhmc on hand on hhipbnard maj be
leadily ahurud by the expert sail-makers.
CHAT QP THE CORRIDORS.
Tho report of the Treanury Department for
June 30 ehww tho bunded debt to he $cM7,3G3,
690, us agaii.st $."a.034.f 00 March 1, Jfc93; an
increase of $2(52,3jy,fl3l, or nearly one-half,
since the preaout Adiuinietrtion came into
A man named II, "K. Cook has been making a
raid ujmhi the Warden of the District j&il, Maj.
Leonard, a veteran. The Justices of tho Su
preme Court of the District made a thorough
examination of all tho charges, and in dismiss
ing thota paid a high compliment to Maj. Leon
ard's mauagomontof tho jail, which they found
excellent in every respect. Cook admitted that
be had a man whom ho wanted appointed m
Maj. Leonard's place.
Tho death of Col. Joseph McKibbin recalls
the famous duel between Judge Terry and Sen
ator Broderick, which was fought near Luke
Murced, Cal., iu 1859. Col. McKibbin acted as
the second for Sonator Broderick. It was one
of the most BGUE&tion&l meetings evcrbeld on
the Gold, aud had much to do with th disfavor
into which dueling afterward fell. Broderick
was one of tbe most prominent and respected
men in California, and it was the genoral un
derstanding that the battle was not one of his
H eking. He was given a dueling pistolith a
.itm ijfairn i - n n ViBFiniiiwrir A nm i::iiflTWftiiirifrrri wiftWiSli ffifr && &nmA r m Mil'
very light trigger, and as a result of his nerv
ousness, the weapon was dischaigcd prema
turely, tho bullet striking the ground in front
of him. Terry, who was never known to ho
rattled under any circumstances, took deliber
ate aim, aud Brodotick lccoived a fatal wound.
Some of tho comrades who will support Maj.
McKinlcy for the Presidency are now recalling
with pride the fact that they served in the same
rcgimont as did the Buckeye Napoleon. As a
matter of fact the legimeiit in question "3d
Ohio can boast of a gallant army of men lising
to great distinction in pubsoqueut life. Its
original Colonel was Win. S. IJosecrans. Bothe
Buthc.ford B. Hayes and Stanley Matthews
Eorvcd with the tank of Lieiitonant-Coloiiel.
Lnter Hayes become Colonel. Win. McKinlcy,
jr., served in the regiment as First and Second
Lieutenant?, aud later as Capiaiu. His com
mission as Second Lieutenant was dated Nov.
3, ltG2; that of F:rt Lieutenant March 30.
ISbo. and Captain July 23, S(4. Ex-President
Iliyes became Colonel, and in October, 1SG-J,
went to the rank of Brigadier.
Rosecraus did not take tho field with the
regiment, but was made Brigadier. Tho 23(1
was one of the first regiments oiguuized in the
State tho War Department records show. Tho
first service performed was a march to Clarks
buig, W. Va., where itfanived late in July.lSGl.
The day following t lie regiment began the
stern business of war by going on a hunt for
guerrilla. In September. 1S(J1, the 23d had
its first oxppiieiiceui.der fire at Carnifex Ferry,
where Bosecrans and Floyd bad a passage-alarms.
Dining the Winter of 1G1 the regiment
devoted eousi.ieiublc attention to tho enemy.
On the Sid of April, 15b'-.', li.o 23d led IJose
craus's command on a march to Princeton. W.
Va., LicuL-Cul. Hayes being iu command. On
the Sib of May the regiment fell into adverse
lines. Jt was attached by four legimeuts aud
n battery of six pieces under Confodeisie Gen.
iletii, ami was dnvuu back. The next poiut
whore thu regiment faced the enemy was at
South .Mountain, Sept. 13. 3SC2, and Autietam
on the 17th. In matching from West Virginia
to take part iu South Mountain aud Autietam,
Washington was passed through.
At South Mountain the 23 5 was tho first regi
ment under fire. It was led by Lieut.-Col.
Hayes. He had his arm broken. Capt. Skiles
lost an arm. Cant. Bitter a leg, and Lieuts.
Hood, Bitter and Smith were each badly
wounded. Of the 350 men who went in, about
200 were killed and wounded duriug the day.
After Autietam Hie 23d returned to West
Virginia, in 1SC1 the Cloyd Mountain battle
was participated in. The regiment lost a num
ber of ollicers and men. A tor the famous
llunioi'n :aid to Lynchburg, and the fighting
aud service incident to it, the regiment fell
back to the Valley of Virginia. On Oct. J9,
1SG4, it took pait in the battle of Cedar Creek,
made famous by Sheridan's famous ride. After
Cedar Creek the 23d saw no more desperate
experience, although frequently engaged in
light affairs with tho enemy.
The Newspaper Bow fellows are all hoping
that President McKinlcy will appoint Perry
Hoath Private Secretary; first, because he de
sorves it, and, secondly, because they all know
and like him, aud be will be a delightful
change fiom the present repelling autocrat
who guards the entrance to the President';
DEATH OF A PICTURESQUE CHARAC
TER. Col. Joseph C McKibbin, who had been for
many years one of the most prominent figures
about the Capital, died last week at his home at
Marshall Hall. Fcr men in Washington were
known, at least by sight, to so many people as
was Col. McKibbin. JHh stately ligure clad
iu broadcloth, with a htoad-brimmed hat, such
as h fleeted by many gentlemen of the old school,
was a familiar sight to thousands, while his
courleounaiid rather stalely manner had about
it fcomclhiug that was chivalrous and reminis
cent of other days. He was a foity-nincr, and
was a prominent fjpure on tho Pacific Coast
nearly half a century ago.
Col. McKibbin was born in Chnmhersbnrg,
Pa., May 14, lb24. lie was one of six sons, all
but one of whom served with credit aud dis
tinction in tho late war. Four lo&e to high
rank before the war closed. Of them all, one
only survives. Col. Chambers McKibbin, of tho
Beg ular Army.
For a time Col. J. C. McKibbin was nsfudent
at Princeton College, aud afterward studied
law. He was a young man when tho gold
forer broke out iu the Bast, and was one of the
firht to htart for the Pacific Coast.
Shortly before tbe war Col. McKibbin served
a term as a Beprcfcetitativo in Congress fiom
California, and at the breaking out of hostil
ties he was one of six cavalry ofliccrs immedi
ately appointed by President Lincoln. Ho
sorvtd oit the staff of Gen. Halleck and that
of Gan. Thomas.
Alter the war Col. MrKibbin made his home
iu this city, and was in the bufiineg; of n gen
eral contractor. Yeais ago ho and Capt. Blake
took the contract for carrying passengers to
Mount Vernon, ami 10 or 12 3ears ago the two
purchased the country place at Marshall Hall,
famous for excursions.
The preparations for the Christian Endeavor
Convention arc complete, aud the city is full of
bright young Christian boldiers. Before the
end of the week it is expected that between
50.000 and 00,000 people will vibittbo city.
From tho enthusiasm which has been appa
rent all over the country, as disclosed by tho
communications that liavo been received by
the local committee and the iutciibo interest
taken in the convention, it kcems to be assured
that the gathering will be tbe greatest of it-
kind ever held. A combined beating capacity
of 40 CO will be available at any time during
the convention, aud tho meeting-pi aces will be
more numerous than heretofore. Thtco tents
pitched on ihn White Lot, h Government rescr-
vntion just south oi ttie president's .Mansion, a
laigo ball and a number of the churches will
constitute tho principal auditoriums. Other
churches will be utilized for early morning
prayer meetings and smaller gatherings.
Abide from the interior decorations, the citi
zens of Washington, particularly the merchants,
have entered into tho spirit of the convention
and joined in making the city attractive by
libeial decorations of their homes aud places of
businoss. Shop windows are bright with con
vention colors, bit folds and other devices in col
ors bearing the word ' Welcoiao" are promi
nently displayed, and fronts of stores and
buildings are draped. The Government author
ities havo lent their assistance iu decorating
tho public parks with appronriato foliage de
vices, which include the working out iu plants
and flowers of thu familiar "C. E." monogram,
combinations of the letters "Y. P. S. C. 11,"
the convention flag in colors aud other devices
with sci oil work.
A prominent fosluro of this year's conven
tion will be the great chorus of about 4.000
oices, which has beeu iu training for a long
time for tho gathering. Tbiee sections of the
cborns will assist In the Binglng in tho (ants,
and the fourth body of 3,000 vocalists will bo
divided among tho other meetings in tho balls
and churches. Probably tho most interesting
features iu connection with tho full chorus of
4,000 voices is au open-airpatriotic6ongsorvice.
This is to tako place noxt Saturday afternoon
on tho broad plaza on tho oast side of tho
United States Capitol building.
Assistant Secretary Eeynolds, of thoJnlorior
Department, last weok ronderod decisions
which adjudicato now points in pousiou
According to these decision?, tho widow of
an additional Paymaster is pensionable under
section 3, act of July 27, 1890.
Whoro shown that a soldier was sound at
enlistment and died in regimental hospital of
disease, tho exact character and uatuio of tho
discaso not being shown, the testimony being
conflicting, it will bo"presumed in tho ahsenco
of evidence to the contrary, that ho died of
disease contracted iu tho survico and lino of
Death resulting from tho morphine- habit,
though contracted by using tho drug to relievo
pain, caused by a malady contracted in tho
service and line of duty, on soldier's own re
sponsibility, cannot be accepted as due to serv
ice in the line of duty.
Whoro a pension granted to a widow on
account of a minor child of her deceased hus
band has been terminated becauso the child
had attained its lGih year, and the child has
been continuously since its Ifltli year insane,
idiotic or otherwise permanently helpless, pen
sion may he allowed it.
Under the June 27 act tho pension must
commence from tho date of the filing of tho
original application, provided peusionable dis
ability is proved.
ARMY AND NAVY.
Naval Constructor Theodore D. Wilson died
at tho Hoston Navy-yard last week. Ho was
Chief of the Bureau of Construction and Bepair
for many years prior to tho incumbency of
Commodore Uicbboru, aud was ptomiueutly
identified with tho work of design aud con
struction of tinny of tho vessels of tho new
Navy. Ho entered the naval service as an ap
prentice shipwright at tho Brooklyn Navy
yard, and at tho outbreak of the war In: enlist
ed as a nnii-conimissioucd ollicer iu the 13th N.
Y.. alter which ho became a carponter iu the
Navy, iu which capacity he served throughout
the war. He afterward entered the Construc
tion Department, and ruse through the various
grades to tho head of the coi p. Ho was a mem
ber of several seientiflcsocieties, and also of the
Loyal Legion, the Grand At my of tho Repub
lic, and the Naval Order of the United States.
Secretary Lamont has determined to proceed
immediately to the construction of barracks
aim quarters for a permanent artillery garrison
at Sandy Hook iu connection with tho fortifi
cations at rort Hancock, ror this purpose
Congress authorized tho appropriation of t00,
00(1. It is expected thai this money will suf
fice to provide whnt is known a& a two-bat tcrj
post, and tint will mean a garrison large
enough to man the defensive workH already
constructed, although not Mifficient foi all fu
ture necda. The work will not interfere in
any manner with the completion of the defen
sive works of the fort itself.
Tho War Department has just concluded a
scientific investigation into the question of
emergency rations. The results arrived at will
he oi value not alone to the Army, bill to bicy
cle tourists and all persons thrown on their ic
bources away from civilization. The board
i ejected prepared foods in favor of three sta
ples hard bread, 16 ounces; bacon, 10 ounces;
pea meal, 4 ounces. With those go colfce, roast
ed and ground, 2 ounces, or tea, one-half ounce
each, with -i giaitis of saccharine instead of
bugar; salt, .04 ounce; pepper, .01 ounce; to
bacco, one-half ounce; making tho total weight
of a daily ration 33.18 ounces with coffee, or
31.03 ounces with tea. Tho hoard Bays that
this gives the largest food value with thobniall
VETERANS IN THE CITY.
Hon. Chas. A. Murray, 5th N. V. Cav., and
Captain in the 20.1th Pa., Perry, Okia. Comrade
Murray is a lawyer and Judge of one of the
A FAITHFUL TRAITOR By Kffie Adelaide
ltoi limil-1. Published ly Lipiducoit, l'lnlaiJel
jiliia. For sul-i by JJrcnlntio, Washington, J). C.
A rather clover tale of otio heir to a fortune
and tho next in line "Tne Faithful Traitor"
who, despite all bis effort.", is faithful in
many things and is uusuccesiful in hts at
tempts to be traitorous. There are pretty
sweethearts, of course, to make tho story go.
A short time ago a book was published which
attempted to prove that Marshal Ney was not
shot m lSlo, but escaped to America and be
came a bchoolmaster in North Carolina, where,
as alleged, h lately did. To set at rest all
doubts in this mutter, a cousin of Mine. Ncy,
who is now living in America, contributes to
the July Century a family record of Ney'a exe
cution, written by Mine. Cam pan, who was the
aunt of Mine. Ney, and tito author of tho
Memoirs of Marie Antoinette.
THIS CKNTUIIY MAGAZINE. Published by the
tJenlury I'ublhliiug Co. For salo by Robert
Uciill, Vi't I'eiiiicylv.iniii Ave.
These bound numbers of the Century maku a
delightful addition to a library. A magazine
of so high a standard as tho Century publishes
a host of good works, poems, stories a. id essays
that are of more than temporary value. Thuj'
represent much of the fmefct literary work of
our own day, and iu yeai.s to come will piovo
landmarks in literary history. This volume,
which includes the numbers for the first half
of tho year, bcgitis Mr. Sloane's "Life of Na
poleon" not yet finished; the first install
ments of Mis. Ward's Sir George Trcssady and
Frank H. F. Hopkinson'd 6lrong story, "Tom
Grogau," complete. Bciidcs thesu there are
stories by Kudyard Kipling, Edith Thomas,
Kutli McEnery Stuart, Mrs. Burton Harrison
and other popular writers. Among the con
trihutots to its pocsio arc: Louiso Imogen
Guiney. James Whitcomb Biley, Edmund Clar
ence Stcdman, Kichard Watson Gilder, Frank
Dempster Sherman and others. The articles
aud essays ou art, literature, music and politics
aud sociology are numerous and valuable.
Till! TKUTII-TKLLKIW. By John Strange Wil
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John Strange Winter's stories arc always
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None of her later efforts are equal to that ono.
This story betrays her spirit and humor, aud
is written in an easy, bright style, has a goodly
'amount of romance in it, and after all makes
".Nearly forty years ago, after
Home weeks of sickness, my liair
turned gray. 1 begun using Ayer's
Hair Vigor, and was so well satis
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an occasional awpli
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; dandruff, to heal
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is the main idea in tho book.
ALDEN'S LIVING "tOlTCS CYCLOPAEDIA.
Published by John 11. Altlen, Now York.
Tho second volntno of tho Living Topics
Cyclopaedia contains tho latest facts concern
ing tho Nations, Brazil, British Empire, Bul
garia, Capo Colony, Chile, Chincso Empire, and
othors, aud concerning three States, CHlifornU?
Colorado, and Connecticut: also, concerning
six largo cities, Brooklyn, Bullalo. Charleston,
Chicago, Cincinnati, and Clevelatid. Tho in
formation is generally from one to fivo years
later than cau bo found in any of tho leading
McClurc's Magazine for July contains n n0
serios of portraits of Longfellow, most of thorn
from raro originals furnished by Miss Alice
Longfellow, tho poofs daughter.
A' novelet by Mr. Ho wells, An Open-Eyed
Conspiracy, begins fn tho July Century. It
deals with lifo in Saratoga.
.. Ex-President Harrison will discuss our Na
tional finances in an article on Tho Secretary
of tho Treasury, which will appear in the Au
gust issue of The Ladies' Home Journal.
The Fourth of July number of The Youth's
Companion is at band. Exciting advouturcs
and narrow escapes on land a d sea capturing
a grizzly iu iho Buckled, an ufl'ort to c-.lipso all
previous explosions in tho combination of a
balloon with dynatuito cartridges, tho rival
colebratiotis of two military companies, etc.,
make this number of The Companion a veri
table cannon-cracker among weekly papers.
. Harper's Weekly for July 11 will be largely
devoted to tho Democratic. Convention city,
aud will contain four paues of characteristic
views aud buildings, including n full-page pict
ure of the Convention Hall. A notable featttro
of tho number will bo the attention given to
tho meeting of tho National Educational Asso
ciation at ISttflalo, including tho text of Prof.
Ilrattder Maithowa's paper on American litera
ture, nu article by Prof. Nicholas Murray But
ler, and a page of portraits of leading members
Wilson's J'hotographic Magazine for July has
"Ground-Glass Notes," Chapters on Poi trait
tiro, Practical Formulru, A Model Country
Studio, Attractive Advertising, Papers for Pro
fessional Photographers, and other articles of
general and spucial interest. 85 Broadway,
New York. Price 30 contd.
Casco Bay was tho subject of an article in
the Vciti England Magazine two mouths ago. In
the present number there appears a similar
nrticlo upon Penobscot Buy, by Prof. Edwin A.
Start, of Tufts College, in which tho history
and beauties of that storied ami most attrac
tive region arc set forthwith much learning
and fine appreciation. The shores of Penobscot
Bay have been tho scones of many important
events from the earliest Colonial tunes, and
Mr. Start has gathered all his material to
gether ipto a most interesting chapter. War
ren F. Kullngg, 5 Park fcqtiare, Bo3ton, Mass.
Price 23 cents.
Tho Arena for July as usual presents a gen
erous amount of good reading matter oil various
matters, bomo of the articles are: A Just
Judge, by J. IJ. Follett; Tho Tolograph Mo
nopoly, by Prof. Frank Parsons; Shall Wo
Have a National Sanitarium for Consumptives?
by Wm. Thornton Paiker; ThoTreoof Equity,
by Bolton Hall; Some Eastern Conservatives
Who Are Championing tho Cause of Silver, by
B. O. Flower; The Keeley Cure for Inebriety,
by Wm. G. Haskell; An Interesting IJopre
Bimtative of a Vanishing Pace, by tho editor;
Theosophy and H. P.1 Blavalsky, by Kate
Buflinglon Davis; jAra .Wo Becoming a Homo
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A RIDE WITfcPTHE ENEMY.
Marching .lilies umler'a Flag of Truco Side
Editou National Titinuwic: While the
2d N. J. Civ. was encamped at Natchez,
during the Winter of 18G5, recruiting after
the great raid with Grierson through Ten-uef-aee
aud iliadisaijipl, Co. C, vnth Lieut.
Applegutc in command, was detailed tocro-"s
the Mississippi to a liitle village called Vi
dal a, La., to do acoutiig and pjeket duty
along with an infantry regiment from New
On ihe afternoon of Feb. 19, Gen. Bren
nan, commander of the pot, received word
thut a squad of rebel cavalry was at tho out
post with a Hag of truce. He immediately
sent Applegale with 20 men, the writer one
of the number, to meet them.
On our arrival, their mission, they said,
was to pass a htdy from Texas through our
lines to her folks down East. Although the
writer of this was there, lie never saw any
lady, and I don't think Lieut. Applegnte
did either. I always thought thoy came
under that ;uise to see our lines of defense;
also to find our strength about an expedi
tion then fitting out to go to Mobile.
Anyway, Lieut Applegate sent an Orderly
to Headquarters and informed Gen. Ureniian
of the visit, and he made his appearance.
"We were waiting for him some time, we on
one side of the road and the reus on the
Soon as the Lieutenant saw the General
approach, he gave us the order to wionnt,
and present sahets. Just as the General yot
to our frout, it was done just like clock
work. It was a mining to see the tebs
watch our movement!'. Their commander
remarked that, if we could light us well as
we could drill we could hold our own.
After the General .heard from tho rebel
Lieutenant, ho gave Applegate orders not
to allow them to remain, hut take 20 men
that night and go 10 miles with them, and
slay all night.
The Lieutenant called for 20 volunteers,
with carbine, saber, and revolver, to he
ready at 7 p. m. to go with them. "NVe
started after dark, one Union soldier and a
reh by two's, side by side, singing all kinds
of songs. First we would sing "Jlaug Jeff
Davis" and "John Brown"; men they would
give us "The IJouny Blue Flag," and so on.
The writer bad the privilege of riding with
a very intelligent young man from New
Oileans (I think tbe detail was from the
7th La. Tigers), and wc had a long talk
about tbe war. He told nic we would neer
whip the Confederates, and I fcaid I thought
they were pretty well whipped then. In
-Kehmary, ifib'5, we knew we had not much
more to do.
We inarched until 1 o'clock a. in., then
went in a liltlo church to camp until morn
ing, tying our horses in the graveyard be
longing to the church. They all went to
sleep, hut our Lieutenant kept one man on
picket all night, not feeling altogether safe
in an enemy's country
In tbe morning the rebel commander sent
out two men, and 'in about an hour they re
turned bearing two large pans of fried meat,
some coi unread and coffee. "We all sat in
the church and ate dur breakfast, talking
about Ihe war, and- ".kidding" each other
about victories aud defeats.
The rebel Lieutenant made the remark
that, although weavere well drilled and welL
armed, he did not,tbfnk we could get away
with his 20 men; 'but our plucky Applegate
informed him, though outside of our own
lines and 10 miles ffbm camp, he could give
him a tussle if he so desired. But he had
no mote to say ou that subject, and at 7
a. in. we stalled ahdwent five miles farther
with them, untilt;we came to a stream.
They swam their animals across, and alter
getting over tbeybidMis good-by, nnd told
us if we had the misfortune to meet again
in battle wc must shoot high, and they
would do the rime. Kolling up their little
white flag, thev disappeared in tbe woods,
while wo turned hick, and by 1 p. in.
arrived safe in camp. As we reached our
lines tho gunboats on tho Mississippi were
firing a salute in honor of the surrender of
Charleston. l( any of the Confederates on
that trip should see this I would be pleased
fo hear from them by letter. Clf A iii.ks H.
Wai.kek, Corporal, Co. C, 2d N. J. Cav.,
(132 North Fourth street, Camden, N. J.
Jose Yznaga, the American newspaper corre
spondent, under sentence of banishment from
Cuba, has been granted moro time to remain
1 on the island by Gcu. Weyler.
run month of jvsr..
A hi no .-ky throbbing above tho sea,
WimN full of exquiilioipicery.
ISiril brood cradled in iiinoy a neat,
A wiltl-rodis scarf an the pntlure'i breast
-Jlrii;!it lirooks sinKhifr n rhythmic luno
Sine;, 0 heart, 'tis the mouth o' Juno.
Slim j-oiinc; riaWe frilled nnd fair
Hninuiuc, idly iu scented air,
OrnsseM cue! j with nn ciiitiiIiI penr.
(Jlover dresied for the tune o year,
Kid. old, nodding nil together,
Itr.tvc with n white or crimson font her
Ki need by courtiers all in urcen.
T.o! in the niirdcti rciu""' 'hr pieoi
Cloxe t bor flile in satin hoods
Nc-tlc ib ilnrliiiK tin by bud.
Minstrel lireczHH ehoir in nine
Sine;, O heart, 'H the inooih o' June
Mary V. Mutts, in youth's Companion.
A pretty devico for necilleworkors is floral
lace work on satin. The lace braids aro used
and a flowery pattern is wrought over tho
gleaming matorial, making a very beautiful
effect. Sofa cushions are fashioned of such
material, but aro entirely too handsome for
everyday use. In this work tiny sequins or
sparkling bcttri-s aro used to mark the con tors
of tho I1I0330UIS.
It is said that the Princess of Wales wrote in
a "Conft-Siion book" that her favorite occu
pations wero millinory aud minding her own
Jloire taffeta is a new and protty ribbon.
Two now occupations for women aro an
nounced in this week's papors bull fightiitc
and do: training. Of courbc. skill iu the fir3t
will only bo available in Spain or Mexico, but
a Now York woman chums that she can make
a dollar (ox terrier worth $2.3 by teaching him
pretty tricks, nice mannors, giving him a good
name and a neat collar with a big batin bow
Some of tho Clover girls wero gossiping away,
and iu the course of tho conversation tho theme
that came up for vigorous discussion was that
of taste and refinement in dressing. It was
apropos of tho new neighbor girl of one of tho
Clovers. "Sho wears a flowered skirt with
her shirt-waist3," roplied the clover-girl, when
questioned as to the desirability of the new girl.
All of the others immediately decided that it
was a damaging poiut;agaiust her, though thoy
acknowledged that it was too bad that it was
so, and admitted that sho might prove delight
ful in spito of it; but, from tirst impressions,
a costume of that sort involved a lack of tasto
and refinement that was discouraging. Then
one Clover girl acknowledged that ono of her
horrors was to see a woman wear a pearl-gra7
frock with yellow, tan-colored gloves. Wo all
admitted that this was exceedingly grievous;
aud another registered her antipathy to the
combination of flowered ribbon with a flowered
drcs3; or striped ribbon with flowered mate
rial, or vico versa; or a leghorn hat with shirt
waists; or a plain sailor hat with Inco frills;
or high hoots with thin mull frocks; or a
very fussy, soft waist with heavy skirt; or 'a
brown vail with a black hat; or a low-necked
waist with an outing skirt. Diamond earrings
at market wero, of course, tal-nocd; and then
we thought wo had beeu critical enough, and
left off saying what wo could not abide for
other women to do.
I docs seem as though there wero moro red
headed women this year than there ever have
Amethysts aro quito tho pel gem of tho
Summer-time, and are as pretty aud violct-liko
as otto could wish, even if they be only semi
precious. Traveling-cases mado with fittings and fast
enings of aluminum aro desirable for their
prettiness and lightness. Aluminum has been
highly lauded for many household purposes
for kitchen utensils, for tablespoons, for combs
and soap-dishes. Tho truth is, that while
aluminum is exceedingly light and clean and
durable for kitchen pans aud kottlcs, it also
takes a long time to boat through, and there
fore bothers ono a little iu a rush. For tea
spoons it is utterly tindcsirahlo; being thick aud
somowhat clumsy, and soon losing its briiiht,
clean, shining surface. No amount of polishing
seems to maku the spoons look bright again
after thu uownes3 has worn off. For combs it
is said to ho excellent in its cleanliness and
lightness.. So, while wishing aluminum luck
iu other lines, wo complain against its use for
Currant3 arc said to bo a decidedly healthful
food. A protty way to servo thorn is with
cracked ice and sugar.
Aluminum slate pencils aro also upon tho
market; but thoy are not edible, so the school
children will probably dislike them.
A young English woman, Miss Gillian Dober
ham, has bought "Judy," a comic weekly,
which she intends to mako a success. Sho will
import fnu-makers from Scotland and tho
United States, so runs the gossip. Tho Eng
lishman has long beeu teased by Americans
about the poor quality of his jokes and his in
ability to porcoivo oursperhaps the English
woman will raise tho standard of fun for her
A girl who i3 going in for athletics as most
girls are doing nowadays must learn to keep
her mouth closed aud to hreatho through her
nose. Iu bicycling, swimming, walking, rnn
ning, playing tenuis, or iu any oxerctsc, tho
girl who cannot refrain from hienthiug through
her mouth is at a disadvantage, ami sho had
best cultivate tho right habit immediately. Jp
would seom at first thought that ad vico of this
sort is unnecessary that tho nose is the natural
breathing organ and therefore is used for that
purpose, but many women havo always breathed
through their mouths when exercising and
they nnd the habit ditllcult to dislodge.
Sailor collars are as grncoful and stylish as
over. A pink chatnbray made with a blouse
and skirt of the pink, and with wide sailor col
lar, turn-back cuffs and bolt of white linen,
makes a suit dainty enough for one of Washing
ton's prottiost belles who dons it of an after
noon. A pink tie is worn under the collar and
kuottcd loosely. Tho collar is cut to havo a
tiny "V" in front at tho throat. A buff
chambray mado up in this samo fashion is
dainty, and a dark-bluo-and-whito costuma
with dark-blue chambray collar, cuffs and belt
is serviceable, pretty aud also picturesque for a
Elsie Pomkiioy McEr.uov.
When Baby was sick, wo gave her Castorfa.
When sho was a Child, sho cried for Castorio.
When sho became 3Iiss, sho clung to Castorla.
When she had Children, sho gave them Castorla.
THAT LAST CAMPAIGN.
An Ohio Man Tolls Moro About Shields'
Division Iu tho Valley.
Editor National Tkiiuisk: I wa3 glad
to see the story of Shiolds's Division in tbe
issue of Slay 23. I was a member of the
GGth Ohio, Third Brigade. Comrade Gainn
says that within live or six miles of Tort
JJcptthl c the men began to get rumors of
the dieastor to Carroll's Brigade.
Six miles from the bridgo I met Carroll's
troops sitting nlongbeside the road. I asked
some of the 1st Va. Cav. band what they
were doing there. Thoy said they had been
up to the bridge and got into a hornets'
nest, nnd had to get out quick. From what
j T could learn there was no force of rebels at
the bridge when Carroll arrived. Members
of the 7th WYVn.Cav. told me that they set tbe
bridgo on fire three different times, and Car
roll ordered it put out, and finally said he
would shoot the next man who set it on fire.
He said he was going to hold the bridge, and
that he would make his eagle a star.
The story about Danm is incorrect, as also
the attack and loss of gnns. After dallying
around quite awbi'o, when they might have
destroyed the bridge a dozen times and got
out of dniiiicr, the rebels got 13 gnns in
position on the opposite bank, which was
much higher than our side, and of course
made it hot for our boys. They got out in
a hnrry; at least, that was the way they ex
"We moved right along io the position
Git inn speaks of, ahont two miles from the
bridge, which was the linc-of-battle the next
morning. On our left was a ridge covered
with scrub timber, extending to near tbe
bridge. The comrade says nothing of the
reconnoissance along that ridge to ascertain
if cannon could he gotten along unobserved
to near the bridge, so they could down it
with the field guns, which Daum said they
conld not do from the position of the "coal
We found it too rongh for the purposes
wanted, and leturued, getting back after
dark, aud so dark you couldn't see your hand
before you. Wc were terribly mixed up.
Those who were there will never forgot it.
"We camped along the edge of the woods, per
haps 3U or 40 roda from the "coal pit."
And now comes another funny part of
Guion's history. He says: ''Shortly after
sunrise the rebels made an attack," etc.
As soon a it was light enongh to see the
bridge Jackson's wagons were seen passing
over with the troops, and our batteries im
mediately began to shell them. They soon
got batteries in position and retnrned com
pliments. For awhile the shells were flying
over our heads. We drew rations and
cooked onr breakfast. I can only speak of
the old bloody GGth Ohio. Probably the
others did the same. We were short a few
days while coming up the Valley, as on ac
count of the incessant rams our transporta
tion could not keep up. We had to go for a
few sheep, hoi:s and calves, for which we
had plenty of scrip to pay.
Now, iu regard to the fight, Gninn has
described a little of it tolerably correct, but
fails to give much of interest. The first
attack was made on the ridge mentioned, as
the rebs could come unobserved. Tbey
soon after attacked on the right, resting on
the river, but were repulsed and some pris
Everybody in our brigade knew "Scotty"
(old Scotty, we called him), of the 5th Ohio.
He was a dark, swarthy Scotchman, prob
ably 39, and 180 or 200 pounds weight. He
wouldn't perform any niditarjr duty;
wouldn't carry his gnn or traps when on a
march. If there was a chance for any fight
ing he was on baud. He conld load his gun
ou the run, and was a good shot. He had a
great ambition to capture a flag, which he
did at this battle, and for which he received
a medal from the Government. It was said
at the time that he shot five color-bearers
before he finally got the flag, while the 5th
had the rebs on the run. This was the story
at the time.
On his way. back he drove off the cannon.
The day after the battle Scotty tojk an am
bulance and drove up to the battlefield
under a flag of truce and brought off the
body of the Adjutant, who was killed in tbe
action. I attended his burinl at Luray, be
side a cedar tree a little out of town.
Guiuu is very much mistaken if he thinks
there is doubt in the mind of any person
acquainted with all the circumstances as to
who was to blame for the failure to burn the
bridge. Eead Shields's orders to Cartoll.
ire urges, commands, and almost begs htm
io cut Jackson off from Richmond, telling
him what a chance he has to win fame, etc.
I never thought Gen. Shields a brilliant
officer. Col. Kimball won the battle of
Kernstown, for which Shields got so much
credit and promotion. He committed a
blunder in remaining at Columbia Eridge,
23 miles back, when he should have been
within supporting distance, at least, with
the First and Second Brigades, which were
much the heaviest in the division.
There was not a common soldier but knew
there was no possible likelihood of Jackson
trying to cross at that place after Fremont
had htm 15 miles above and was pegging at
htm. And we had no fears of Fremont
falling back Gninn to the contrary not
withstanding when he had been steadily
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driving him up the Valley for eight days,
fighting nearly all the time, and Jackson
picking his own ground. If Shields had
had the get-up and go of Fremont, Jack
son's army could have been taken on that
campaign. D. S. Abbot, 66th Ohio, Kirwin,
labor In South Africa.
The English carpenter has a "boy" to
carry bis tools for him; the English brick
layer has a native hodman to hand the
brick3 to him, which he proceeds to set.
Work requiring skill is very often done by
whites, because they do it much better, bob
white labor leans on and uses black labor.
So on the railways the station-masters and
guard- are white, but the heavy jobs which
need little skill fall to the blacks; so field
hands and those who actually herd the
cattle are natives, thongh there are usually
whites over them in a position of authority".
In all new countries skilled labor is dear,
but in South Africa it is exceptionally dear,
because the skilled white man insists on
having blacks beneath him, and black labor,
thongh it is cheap if measured by the price
paid for it, is really dear if measured by
what it accomplishes; for it is unskilled and
uncertain, the native, except in a few of the
older parts of the country, not yet having
acquired that habit of steady and patient
industry which makes labor effective. It is,
of course, in the newest districts, where the
natives are still raw and scarcely removed
from a savage state, that this uncertainty ia
In the gold fields of the Transvaal and
Mashonaland the supply of native work
people often falls short, although at Johan
nesburg a native can earn 3 ($15) a month,
besides his food and such lodging as he
needs. The development of the mines is, of
course, to some extent retarded by this diffi
culty of obtaining a permanent supply of
Soldiers of the War of 1S13.
The Boulder monument to unknown soldiers
of tho war of 1812 who aro buried in Pasfc
Meadow was dedicated near Buffalo, JT- Y.,
July 4. Tho local Society of the Sons of the
Revolution had charge of affair3, with the as
sistance of the G.A.E., Uniou Veteran Legion,
and various civic and choral societies. Hon.
Sherman S. Holers and Commissioner ilarcm
M. Drake wero the speakers.
GEN. GEORGE H. THORffAS.-
distinguished Commander ot the Army ot tho
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