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The paperBhotiia be-in every family, and -we ask all who read this to not only sub scribe for it themselves; hut to endeavor to et others interested in it It costs but $1 suyear ftre cents a teeek and go is within the reach of -everyone. "No other paper in the-country gives so much of the "best read ing matter for the money. Address all communications to THE SiAriONAI. XEIBBNE, "JTasbington, D. Cl MftttLES f MTH CfifMG. THE YEEMONT BBIGADE IN THE WILDERNESS. By Brevet Maf.-Gen. X. A. Grant, commander of iJie hrigade, and late Assistant Secretary of War. HUE BATTLE OF FAJB OAKS, OR SEVEN FINES". B Ifoj.-Gen II. M. Flxistcd, formerly -Lieutenant-Colonel of Hut Tlth Me,, and. afterward Major-General of Volunteers..' c TIMING pN F6BT SUJITEB. A fJiriUing story of a young Ohio mechanic who was in. Cltarlasixui at the time, and. was compelled io join thCTebels,l)utw7io afterwards escaped I and served tlirce years in- a Union regiment. Z2IE BATTLE OF FOJSON &PEING. By Witty Britfon, laic of the War Department, and author of "Zhe 'Civil War on tiit Bor derjhelc -- - IN AND OUT OF ' CHABLESTQN. By M. O. B., l young Connecticut man, who vas caught in Charleston atAhe. opening of hosU'litits. THE CHEAT MORGAN RAID. A True Hisicry of the Capture of CeiuJohn Bllfer gan, hy tlic Captor HimtcjfMaj.-Gco. W. Buc, 9th Ky. Cav PRESIDENT LINCOLN'S VISIT TO JiJCmiONJ). , By Litut. Geo, T. Dudley, 50th iC- Y, Engineer. - col. FORsrrirs Indian fjgjit on THE ABICKABEE- By A. Bailey, Man Tcato, Nan. , m XATXOXAX TBTBUAT5 I'OKXKAII CAKDS. Every veteran who is going to the Ivational Encampment, or who is going to make a trip anywhere this Summer among his friends, wants a package of The National Tribune Portrait Girds. Hhey are. the best souvenirs of liimsclf that he can leave among his friends, since they .give not only his pic ture, as good as a photograph, but his company, regiment, G.A.E. Post, and -present residence. A package of 100 of these will be printed and sent to an address for $2, just the cost of the most ordinary G.A.R. cards. Tun National TjiiBUNi: for one year and a package of the cawls for $2.50. Send a good photograph with the order. The photo graph will be returned, if desired. TICKETS TO NATIONAL KNCAMr.!trENT. "We will airain furnish first-class re turn-trip tickets to the National En campment for clubs of subscribers to The " National Tkibujce or The Amepjcan pAini-iiE. Go to work at once soliciting Eubsctifcers for both these. Send to us for all the sample copies you may need, tmd notify us that such subscribers asyou .send in arc to be applied on your ticket Write us as to how many subscribers 3"ou must secure. You can easily pro vide 3'oursclf with a ticket in this way. The Philadelphia Record puts it the most neatly 3Tet, when it says that it " wants a dollar's worth of dollar for a -dollars worth of work." If you want a perfect knowledge of tne situation in Cuba, send for No. 9, Na-tional-Tribune Library. The MH01L 1TITT1 ANOTHJEK COXI3LAIXISG COMRADE. Editor Nation Ar, Tribune: In your issue recently you say to your readers: "Juggle with words as mtich as they please, how are they going to make it appear that a $10-a-month pension paid in oO-cent dol lais is going to hay as niuclras it does now when in lOu-cent dollars." TVhcn you said the pension would-be paid in "50-cent dol lars,"" you surely did- not mean it. I have too- much respect for yon to believ.e yon meant it. You were simply "jokiug for votes." In other parts of your paper you have repeatedly spoken of 50-cent dollars as existing now, and you have been free to comment on the silver producer getting 100 ceut dollars made out of 50 cents' worth of silver '"bullion, a most senseless idea for you to hold or harbor. "Where is jour 50-cent dollar for a pensioner, if it is alOO-centrdollar in the hands of the silver producer? The silver dollar under free coinage will not be lessened in, value, but the demand for silver bullion at iha mints for coinage will increase it. The law of supply and de mand will rule in this case, and the deiuaud of the miuts being unlimited for silver to coin at the ratio of 1G to 1. all uncoined silver will rate per ounce as high as now silver money. Then, where is your "50 cent dollar"? The United States will take it for 100-cent?. So will you. and you would not refuse five or ten of them at par from a delinquent advertiser. Now, would you? Afinil, your readers are not so green as some of your editorials would seem to in dicate, and it is not creditable to you to mis lead or try to do so. Yon are doing valiant service for the bond holder, the money lord, the opulent rich classes of the land under pretense ofhelping the pensioner; and while you affect to stand by the pensioner, yon simply hold him up while the money-lending highwayman goes through his impoverished pockets. But your paper is not alone in tliis infamous busines-. You hold up a class of peronslhe old vets on the subject of pensions, while your usurious friends do them up to the tune o! 20 per cent.! How niucli won!d the Kansas pensioner gain or lose under frea coinage when the mortgage is considered ? Have a little mercy on our debt-ridden comrades out "West, and even here in the old Keystone. Not even with your help can England rule us or our finance?. J. H. Stevenson, Co. K,100ih Pa., 13 Garfield avenue, Allegheny, Pa. Comrade Stevenson siarts out to reason, and gets along fairly well for a time, but it is so much easier to call names, and make silly, senseless charges thai he cannot resist the temptation, and flies off into the customary PopulisticJ rant First, as to the reasonable part of his letter : If Free Coinage will not make the dollar cheaper, why does he want it? He confesses that he wants and Lopes for a cheaper dollar, for the bene fit of the "debt-ridden comrades out West" If the dollar is made cheaper, then the pensions paid in it are effectu ally reduced. Any man can see that. It may be, but it is Iiardly likely, that for a brief time after Free Coinage gees into effect the owners of bullion may be able to get in the neighborhood of SI for the amount of silver that is in a dol lar. But the fall will be very rapid. We saw this illustrated in 1877. The Silver men were then quite as confident as now that if tlie Government would only jesume the coinage of the silver dollar the price would speedily run back to par. At that time the silver in a dollar was worth 93 cents only '7 per cent discount and their claims loolred reasonable. The Government went to work and coined over 400,000,000 of the silver dollars, enough, Heaven knows, to satisfy any reasonable man, But the price went down until in 1894 the silver in a dollar was worth only 49 cents. The "law of demand and supply " is precisely what wrecked the price of silver. When American enter prise, science, and Ekill concentrated themselves upon supplying the demand for silver, and turned out 1,500 times as much in a year as had been the average annual production of the country, they overdid themselves, as is often the case, and " foundered " the market. No industry could stand, tbe production being increased. 1,500-fold inside of 35 years without a wreck in prices. If there were 1,500 times as many babies born as there were in 1865 there would not be standing room in the country for the people. To put the wliole thing in .a nutshell : If the dollar is not to be made cheaper and of less purcliasing and debt-paying power, there is no point or reason for the Populist campaign. If it is made clieaper, and of less, purchasing and debt-paying power, it will be a swindle on even' wage-earner, money-saver, pen sioner, and others whose income is fixed. As for the last part of his letter, it would be insultingwere it not the par rot-like stuff that every Populist rattles off when he is driven ashore for arnu ment He simply disgraces himself by uttering that which he must know is ab solutely untrue and 'unjust. I -! - Ma.t. McKinley's most surprising talent is his ability to compress into one brief, forcible statement what other men would spread over a long argument. For example, lie said to the delegation of farmers fxom Knox. County, O..: "Whatever the farmer is suffering to-day is because his competitors hav increased in numbers and because his best customers are out of work. Applause, and cries of " Yon are right! "J 1 do not know that we can' decrease the number of your competitors, hut with the adoption of a true American protective policy -we caaet your best cus tomers to work. fTreinendou8 cheeriugj THE HA1T0ML M0B8S "USftOF TAXUK." It is absurd' to talk about the dollar bein a unit of value. There can be no such a thing.as a unit of value,, because nothing can be found tlie cost of pro ducing wbich will1 be constant and in variable. As ail wealth is the result of labor, many writers Lave urged that a day's Work of unskilled labor be regard ed as the true unit of value.. But this is utterly impracticable; because the- price of a day's labor varies greatly in differ ent countries, and is governed by the law of supply and demand, and is also affected by the cost of living. We have the yardstick as an absolute unit by which all our weights and measures are measured, "but there can. be no such a measure for values. A dollar is no more a. measure for a bushel of wheat than a bushel of wheat is for a dolla'r: At one time it cost more labor to produce a bushel of wheat than it did a dollar in gold or silver; and so the bushel was worth more than the dollar. Now, the ojiening up of enormous areas of rich farming lands, the introduction of labor saving machinery, and the immense de velopment of railroads and steamships have decreased the cost of raising a bushel of wheat and of getting it to mar-, ket. The equally immense development in mining machinery and methods, the discovery of lodes of unprecedented rich ness have correspondingly decreased the cost of producing the silver contained in a dollar. On the other hand, while the gold dollar is becoming cheaper every day, owing to the discovery of rich mines and the improvement in min ing processes,, its cheapening lags far be hind that of other products of labor, and it still retains approximately the value it Las Lad for a century. Contrasted with the most stable unit of value that we Lave a day's unskilled labor it Las greatly cheapened, for it will not buy nearly as mucli labor as it would 50 or even 25 years ago. NO STOP-OVJERS. Tlie railroads have shown a miserably unwise policy in prohibiting all stop overs on tickets to the National En campment While this is unjust, it is very foolisL for the roads, for it will enormously curtail tlie sale of tickets. One of the great inducements to com rades and their families to visit the Na tional Encampment is. the .opportunity given to; visit their old homes and' xela tives. Or they may want to visit friends and relatives who Lave removed to other localities. For example, thou sands of comrades living in the East would like to stop over on their way to or from St. Paul, to visit relatives living in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, or Michigan. Those from the far West want to. visit their old homes in the Interior. Tinder the iron-clad ticket adopted they cannot do this, except they return to St Paul to start for home. While tliis is a Lardship for the corn s' rades,. we Lave, at least, tLe satisfaction of knowing that it will hurt the railroads in the diminution of their business. This will be so apparent that next year they will Lave more sense, and make fairly liberal provisions. MFK OF GEN. SOKHIDAN. No. 12 of The National Tribune Library; is now out. It is a Life of Gen. Phil H. Sheridan, by John- Mc Elroy. It is a handsome 32-page book let, containing in compact, concise form all the salient factsin Gen. Sheridan's wonderful career. It is illustrated by pictures of Sheridan as a Brevet Secon3 Lieutenant and as a General,, a copy of Taylor's picture of Gen. Sheridan at Dinwiddie Courthouse, the war horse " Hienzi," Sheridan's tomb at Arlington, etc. Price five cents. Six copies for 25 cents. One street railroad alone, in. Wash ington, D. C, formerly owned 1,000 horses, wLicL it Lad to replace every four years. It paid the farmers an average of $150 apiece for tliese, or $150,000 every four years: Besides, it paid $10 a month for feed and bedding for these, making $120,000 a year more spent among the farmers. Now it runs its cars by cable-power, and its money goes to coal-miners, iron-founders, and mechanics. The farmer has to look to them for Lis market in supplying tliese witli food. Will the adoption of Free Coinage put horses back on the Pennsyl vania avenue railway ? p HEADQUARTERS NATIONAT, TRIBUNE. The Headauarter3 of The National . Tribune at St Paul will be at the Ryan House, with the- Department of tlie Potomac Representatives of tlie paper will ne there to greet all readers and comrades who call. We shall.be j glad to see all of them. ; HBOU 1HURTOAY, AUGUST 27, 1896. t IT CANNOT BR DENIED. sroie . Shout as loudly asj thoj mil,, no man can deny that the Free Coinage of silver would Lopeles&lyirpduce pensions. No one can deny tLat tLfe i3 a cLerisLed object of a very large, proportion prob ably an immense mtfjbrity of the men wLo-are advocating yree!pilver. While tliere are a;great many men in the West, including pamrades, who-Lave been led into supporting Free Coinage under the delusion that it will advance prices and help them out of debt, and wliiletLese may Lonestly believe tbat this will be accomplished without any accom panying injustice to the creditors of tLe Nation, yet a little reflection will show them the unreason of this, and the hope lessness of expecting it And a little farther consideration will show them that no matter Low many friends of the veterans tliere may be among the Free Silverites, they are not one to 100 to the number of those who have always been our bitterest and most persistent enemies in -war- times and since and that these will entirely con trol the party and'its action in the event of success. How much influence will the exceedingly small proportion of veterans and veterans' friends have in a party the great bulk of which are Southern ex-rebels and their sons, NortLern Copperheads and their sons? Those in the Democratic party who were favorable to us were mostly in that faction which was overslaughed, de feated and virtually driven out of the Convention at Chicago. The men who are controlling the Popocratic party the Harrises, the Joneses, the Blackburns, the Altgelds, and the like steadfastly intend to cut pensions down as thcycdo all " the ex penses of the Government " by paying them in debased dollars.' M!Kl2 Ik This intent is so- unmistakable that no one can fail to see it'' So real leader of the party takes the trouble to deny it Four years ago a number of comrades let themselves be fooled by; the assurance, " No deserving veteran need fear." We need not remind tHenigpf their bitter experience as to wba thi meant " Now, arc they going to suffer tLera selves to be fooled agaio by tLe very same men ? i" IT1 WILL NOTrDO IT.- Beginning, to xedgJnow on the sub ject of the dishonest "dollar, Bryan and supporters are saying itentatively that the increased demand for silver will at once raise the price until the dollar is worth its present value. If this were so it would take away all tlie point to their campaign, for if the dollar became worth as much as at present it would be just as hard to get, and so they would gain notLing. But Mr. Bryan is conclusively contradicted by two indisputable facts; 1. The Government began trying to raise the value of the silver in a dollar when it was- only seven "cents below par, and spent several Lundred million dol lars in the experiment, during which time the price continually fell. Then it tried the heroic method, of buying all the silver produced by our mines, and invested $139,000,000, in that effort In spile of all this, the value of the silver in a dollar fell from 93 cents in 1877 to 51 cents in 1896. 2. Though silver is to-day worth but 66 cents an ounce, the production is larger than at any previous time in the Listory of tlie world, showing-beyond a doubt that silver can be mined at a profit, as low as 66 cents an ounce, and that instead of men going out of its pro duction they are going in. . m - ' . At the close of the war.Senator Isbam G. Harris, tLe cLief organizer and manip ulator of tLe Popocratic party, tliougLt tLis country was not good enougli for Lim to live in. He weniitffiMexico, wliere Maximillian was oiferlqg as induce ments to exrebels, 'titles of nobility, grants of land, and1-the" institution of slavery. He stayed ina Mexico until Maximillian fell, and' then went to Eng land, Avhere he remained 'until he saw a chauce of resuming Lis. political career in Tennessee. : The wlieat market Las been ruined by the immense quantities tbrown in from Russia, India, -Gfelece, Rumania, 7 ' us a ' Australia, and the Argentine Confed eration. Will Free Coinage stop-them from growing and selling wheat? AVe had a ratio of 15 'to 1 from 1792 to .1S34 42 years. Then a ratio of .16 to 1 from 1834 to 187339 years. Why not go back to 15 to 1 while we are at it ? It. has the merit of greater and longer, use. . DON'T FORGET. All The National Tribune Li braries, 1 to 12, etc., for 50 cents; TIMS FORCE Or IW TLePopocrats descant constantly upoa " tlie force of law" to give value to a tiling which, has no value, or to increase the value of that winch has little. In reality the force of law is very cir cumscribed, and cannot control one thousandth, of one per cent, of the oper ations of business. The Government only prescribes what money it will re ceive in payment cf taxes, and what will satisfy the judgments of courts. This 13 absolutely as far as it can go. This class of transactions do not com prise one in 1,000 of those of daily busi ness. Anybody can see this clearly wlio will think about it a. minute. It is true that tlie Government could make everv obligation now due from any one payable only in silver coin. -All pen sions, salaries, wages, interest on bonds and notes, principal of debts, deposits in savings and otlier banks, benefits from insurance associations could and prob ably would bepaid in. tlie cheapest money authorized by law.. That is human nature. Men always try to discharge their obligations as cheaply as possible. But there would be an end as soon &i present obligations are discharged. Men will say, " I will not work if I am to be paid in cheap dollars," and no law can compel them to. Storekeepers will say, " Ye?, the law obliges me to receive cheap dollars in settlement of your ac count, but I shall not sell you any more goods at the same prices. It'll pay me better to keep them on the shelves," and no law can compel them to sell. Men will say, "I'll not deposit good money in bank to be paid back in poor money," and no law can compel them to deposit People will not insure their lives and property unless they are sure of what they are going to get. A man is not going to sell his wheat crop for silver dollars, just because the Government says they are dollars and will receive them for taxes. He is going to find out first what the men with whom he deals will take them for. TLat is very mucli more important If they will not give him a dollar's worth of sugar, coffee, clotL, or wLat not, for each of Lis silver dollars, he does not want tLem, no matter wLat tLe law says. He will ratLer keep Lis wheat in the granary until some one comes along who will pay Lim the kind of dollars. tLat Le wants. No Li w can compel Lim to sell Lis wheat for inferior dollars. TLis is something that tLe world has tried a thousand times, and always with the same result No law can force a man to take cLeap or wortLless money, and give for it full value in Lis goods or tLe products of Lis labor. the silver dollar. Editor National Tribune. : 1. "What is the present worth of the silver dollar? 8il veritei claim it is 53 cents. 2. Does the stamp of the Government upon tbe silver dollar fix its value i. e., is a dol lar (silver) worth its present value because of its Qovernmentstamp? Arthur C. Brook iks, Iona,. Micb. . 1. To-day Aug. .20 bullion, silver is quoted in the market reports as worth. $5 cents an ounce. As there are 480 grains in an, ounce, and but 371 grains of silver in a dollar, this would njake the actual bullion value of a dollar 50.8535 cents, or a fraction over 50- cents. Any school-boy can work out tLis example in compound pro portion. Try some of them with it 2. The stamp of the Government fixes what the silver dollar will be accepted for. Outside of the United States the stamp of the Government simply certi fies that the dollar contains 371 grains of pure silver, and people accept it for what they are willing to give for that much bullion. Inside the United States the people accept it for $1, just 'as they do a piece of paper on, which the Gov ernment stamps "one dollar." The main difference between it and a paper dollar is that it contains nearly 51 cents of actual value, where the paper dollar is all "fiat" One can never be sure as to what a Populist really means, for he uses the EnglisL language witL great looseness and lack of precision. But as near as we can gatlier from tLe following edi torial from tLe Blue Mound (Kan.) Search Light we Lave said something that the editor has no facts to meet, and he don't like The National Tribune anyway r The most contemptible, liefng, rotten sheet that has ever covered the musty sur face of our table is Tiik National Trib une, published' at "Washington, D. C.r and pretends to he the national, organ of the G.A.E. The editorial page of this pre tended newspaper is one broadside, of glar ing lies, fn its prospectus it claims to be non-partisan, and. then devotes one-half of the page on which this prospectua is pub lished trying to resurrect tbe old bloody shirt strife of 30 years ago. Its paragraphs and editorials refers to tbe Populists as anarchists, socialists, and communists,, and denounces alLtli advocate of free silver as rtpwh'fttffHiisfs,. r wen who Te trying to destroy the , credit of this nation. This dirty shef, tinder tbe cloak of. patriotism, is doing what it can to fasten a money sys tem on the United States that wilt reduce the- masses to a, condition similar to the Serfs of Iiusaia. Uut tbe editor is bno of that c'afs of monarchists, which, who since 1876, have been moving' as fast as they thought they dare to centralize thisfedera tion of states into what they call a strong government, which they intend as nothing Icsj than an absolute monarchy. This "damnable sheet shonld not be allowed to circulate west of tbe jVfississippi. There were nearly 12,000 words in Bryan's New York essay, but Leonly said "Democrat" once. .. If you want a perfect knowledge of the situation in Cuba, send for No. 9, National Tribune Library. TRIBUNETS. A VinGINIA FINANCIER. Jkef Bavisville, Ya., Awgest tbo 20tb. Mistuh Eddituu : Wc nirall for Frco Silver hcroabowts, every muthcr's sun of us. JefF Davisvilio i3 yonnanniinuss on Ttfat cr pint. Wo want everything frdo Frco Silver, Frco Traid, Frco Torbackor, Free Speacb, and Frco Dawes. We wuz oppozod to Feo Niggers, an' t ez bard ez we cood fur 4 yeres agin it. But niggers is alluz an exception to everything. Nuthin' you say applior to them, except cns3 word3. Howsnmevcr, wo air not bothered with Frco Niggers in this lokality. Whenever won of ns ketches a nigger, in tln3 naborhood wo yank hi in up an' make him hoe corn and worm terbaclcer for us. If ho durst as fur pay wo passes tho word round that he's "sassy," an it's death fur a nigger to git a rcpytatlon fur bcin' sassy. You will notice that the sensns-taker didn't report no rnoro niggers in JefF Davisvilio pro Binkfc than there wuz 10 yeres afore, which wnz none. We air solid fur Free Speach bere that is, Frco Speach fur Free Silver. A feller with stoar cloze who protended to bo buyin tan bark, but who we kno wuz a bfrelin ov IJ.io Wall Street sharks, an a Gold Bug in disgize tried to tell the boy3 that tliere wuzn't no sich thing ez tho Kriroe of '73. But after the boys throwed him in the xaill-poud he lowed that there might have been something onreglar that ycre. But what I started to rite yon abowfc wuz finanscs. Yoro plum rong, and I cood convins you ov itr ef I had you down here whair wo cood reczon with you. We ain't much on reedin an ritin Jme tho only wun in the settlement that kin spell korrectly but we kin argy finause bctter'n. enny community in tho State. Wo held a mcctin last month to consider the finanshul question and raterfy Bryan's nomina tion, and you orter heerd the boys holler and applawd when I cggsplaned to em that 16 tol meant that whair we'll bin gittin $1 a load for j A t T VI :. ,U T -... ran nlnof nil I lUll-vnin. won JJii 'jiu nuuu uijan n ui. bicwiw. Jim Ifoskfns, who keeps the stoarat the JefF Davisvilio Corners, wuz wun on 'em which hollered and applawded loudest, an' when ho got a chans to speke he ,said that'd be the, gratcst kind of a thing far tho country, fur he'd git 10 times ez ranch fur bis groseriz, an' axes, an' plug-terbacker, an' sich. I wuz chairman ov the meetin'ran' ezsoon ez I cood git my breth I ruled. Jim out of order," an' told him very sternly that be mu3n't make no sich mistakes; tbat 16 to 1 wuzonly fur the benefit or poor people, who worked with their bands, and didn't apply to bloated- kspytalista, who kept komer-groaeries an' lived offen tbe sweat ov other peoplcfs brows. Theji the boys hollered still Iowder, and klapt their bands. I not is that Jim hezn'fc been argying finalises much sence, but he's pushin tbe boys terrible bard to pay up what they owe him, an' be aint trustin' no more. He sez not- a plug a' ter backor, nur a poupd o' cofFee, nur a yard cf kali ker shall go out o' bis stoar nnles3 he bez tan bark, or ginsangjjrootr or hoop-poles laid down aforohim fur ir. But Jim bez got to bo mighty keerful. TXa proud-spirited Virginians air not to be crashed, under the iron heel ovkapyttle, even ef Jim is supposed to be worth more'n a thousand dol lars. Yores fur Free Silver,. Poke. Bebky Collaeix. TWO UNUSUALLY GOOD CAJfPAIGN SONTJ3. Mr?. Madeleine Vinton Dahlgreu has turned her facile and accomplfshed pen to tbe writing of campaign songs, and. contributes the two following unusually fine and stirring ones to The National Tcibone. The first can be sung to the well-known tune of the old ballad of " Lord Lovel," Tlie second suits almost any college glee club air: SIR BirVAN. Air: Lord LoceQ Sir Bryiin he stood in Madison Sqtmra A-comliinfj tlie locks of his m:Utel Ijnir, And his lady alio stood, without any fear. Where 8he could whisper right into bra ear- Chorus: Right iuto liia ear, ear, ear. " Now be brnve4 dear Brynrt, your mascot I am, Talk up and talk loud for old Uncle Sjim, And ride, your hobby as hartliiit yoti can. Shoe him with silver, nud be a bis man." Chorus: And be a big man, man, man. The Brynus they mounted their "milk-white meed." But. whip him, find whip him, he showed no speed; With Democrats here, nnd Popocrats there. It, seemed lo them both that they rode Shank's mare. Chorus: They rode Shank's mare, mare, mnTe. "OnJ on to the White House!" the mascot she cried. " How can 1." snid Bryan, take such alone ride. With McKinley ahead, on iinn; that fa sound. While we are but riding-a crazy go-round?" Chorus: A crazy go round, round, round. Madeleine. Vinton Dahtgren, ntnti?Air pok M'KnaET. Now McKinley la up, nnd Bryan iadown. Loud shout the glnd tidings all aver the town That gold is our standard, nnd may it abound, For safe fa our honor, our credit is sound. The Democrats slm'n't.nnd the Popocrata can't, Make'sfxtecn to one; for, in spile of their rant, The RepublicntiH know exactly wlinl'a"fiifr. No matter what humbug the Bryan men dare. His bags full of silver let Bryan fast hold; We vote for McKinley. whose.worth is pure gold; Witltn Popocrat frog fast stuck inhfs throat. Poor Bryan's speech failed, and was not got by rote. Hurrah for McKinley nnd National fame. Ami down' with nirshams, wlmtev'er their name. Like the- roar of the sea cry the bravo and the strong; Hurrah for the right, nnd down with the wrong! Madeleine Yinton Dahlgreu. is- Neio York Trifome: He is no longer. the Boy Orator-of tbo Hatte, but the Boy Header of Platitudes. - . , - New York Journal i At the close of bis Ad ministration Mr. Cleveland will bo prepared to write a book, on "Some Crises I Have Fished Through.?' WHAT LAKGTJAGE DID CUnrST SPKAK? The Literary Digest; after studying tho evi dences presented by numerous eminent schol ars, conies to tbe conclusion tbat Christ spoke tbo Galilean dialect of tbo Aramaic language. Lonjr before: Christ's time tbe- ancient Hebrew had ceased to be- a popular language; It was only well-understood by the learned Jews, and the writings in it were expounded by them to the people. The Aramaic was a tongue which had boon developed among- the Jews by their intercourse with tbe peoples around them, by tbe extensive trade by caravans, and otherwise, and by their captivities, during wbicb they lost the knowledge and use of the ancle! Hebrew. At tbo time of tbo Maccabees tfe Aramaic had entirely supplanted tbo HebroT.' in the mouths of the people Thero wore threa. dialects the Jerusalem, the Samaritan. nnA the Galilean. Tho Aramaic has now almost entirely died out. c " - New York Press: Radge Yes, sir; I an m Democrat. Trudge Ab ? Bat what aro yonr politics? Philadelphia Record: Customer I should like a nice gown to wear around the-house Salesman Size of the house, please? "No, sir; I cannot accept yonr proposal. I. am intensely surprised at it." "' Well, tbat i some satisfaction. You safd the other day that you were sure l'ji nerver do anything surprising.' "This is a sad-world wo live in." "Yes ; but it would be a good doal sadder toi think of our uot living in it. DIVIDISG TIME. A French scientist proposes to apply tb decimal system to tho division of time; and gives as his pTan that the day, from ono mid night to the next, bo divided into ICO cm. A ce will bo 11 minutes and 21 seconds, or almost a quarter of an honr. Midnight will bcOcc; C a. in., 25 ce; noon, 50 ce, and so on the ces to bo subdivided iuto deciccs, centkes, millicea etc., or tenths, hundredths, and thousandths Ho claims that people would soon get accus tomed to the change. It wonld then corre spond exactly with astronomical and mechan ical calculations. The moro likely reforma tion, and one which cannot be mado too soon for tho convenience of tbe world, 13 to make clock and watch dials run from 1 to 21. This would save us a world of bother and annoying" mistakes in reading railroad time-table3. QUESTIONS FOR THE DCNKAEDS. Three things came up for earnest discussiout at tbe recent Annual Council of tho Old Dunk ards at Covington, 0 and most of the time wa3 given to their consideration. Tho first was: "Is it advisable to own and use a bicycle?" The texts which are considered applicable to this were Luke. 17: 15: "And ho said unto them, Yo aro they , which justify yourselves before men; but God knowethyonr hearts; for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in that sight of God"; and Romans, 12:2: "And be not conformed to tbi3 world; but be ye train formed by tbe renewing of your mind, that y may prove what i3 tbat good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God." I don't just exactly see how these condemn tho bicycle, but the Dunkards did, and decided against the wheel. The second was: "Is it contrary to tho Gospel to bold communion with a member who is on bis death-bed, after be bas been anointed with oil? " This wa3 decided in tbe negative, Ta third was : "Is it right to bave the teeth filled with gold?" Decided that tin-foil should 1 used. Truth: Elise Why doe3 your husband spek of you as his right hand? Mrs. Bay Give it up, unless ifr is because b : never lets bi3 right hand know what bis left hand doetb. - If Bryan's New York managers bad only thought of it, they would have provided a squad of boiler-makers to rivet the attention of bis audience. As a matter of geography Bryan and Hill have been but 50 miles apart for the past week. But a3 to feeling, the poles sgeuhjearJneiglu3liXi!L bora in comparion. --Tc ?".-) 3 PERSONAL. Gen. Grosvenor and CoL Hay paid a visit to -the House of Commons on Monday last, whe they were accompanied by Mr. J. E. Eoosevelt, tbe First Secretary at the Embassy, who is now acting as Charge-d'Affaires during the absonc of His Excellency, the Ambassador. They occu pied seats in the Distinguished Strangers' Gal lery. London American. Gen. Cyrus Bussey is billed'to speak atMont--pelier, Vt, Thursday, AngJ27,r'and at'Barrey Vt., tbe next day. This wilt close tbe cam paign in Vermont. He then goes to Chicago, to fill engagements in the West. Lient.-Gen John M. Scboficld and wife and? Maj.-Gen. Nelson A. Miles and wife are at New port, L. I. Mrs. Mary Strickland Pearson, wife of Col, Edward K. Pearson, TLS. A., of Beading; Pa, died Aug. 23 at Wernersville, Pa. Mrs. EHsn Spencer Mnssey, widow of Gon. B. D. Mnssey, and an active worker for the vet erans, delivered an address on tbo occasion of raising the first McKinley pole in Tompkins County, N. Y., last week. She is a finespeaker, and a-Iawyer in successful practice at Washing ton, D. C. The President ba3 appointed Levi T. GrifSa, of Detroit, Mich., to bo Pension Agent at De troit, Mich., vice Harrison H. Wheeler, de ceased. Mr. Griffin was a member of tbe 5361 Congress, representing tho First Michigan Dis trict. MUSTERED OUT. Veterans of the 'Cormtry's Grandest Arm, Who Have Answered tho Last Call. Rowft. At Golden City, Colo., recently, Benjamin Bowe. 26th Pa. Comrade Bowe was for many yearsr'an Engineer on tho Lebanon fc Tremont Kailroad, and resided at Lebanon, Pa. He was a member of Hermit Commandery, 24, Knights Templar, of Lebanon. Siietjjon-. At Bock Falls, Ills;, Jnne- 3, F, F,Sheldon, 75tb 111. He was buried witb mili tary honors Shkader. At Canton, Hi., Aug. 13, Georgt Slirader, Co. F, G7th 111., aged 54. Comrade Slirader was a membor of Joe Hooker Post, 69, and the fnuoral services were couductcd by that organization. McIntire. At Essex, Mass.. June 16, Ed ward E. McIntire, Co. C, 2-ith Mass., aged 52. He was a member of O. H, P. Sargent Post, 152, and wa3 buried by his comrades. ANDREWS. At Essex, Mass., Ang. 7, Timothy Andrews, Co. A, 39th Mass.. aged 67". He was a charter member of O. H. P. Sargent Post, 152, and was it3 first Commander. He was Quartermaster at tho time of his death. Lawrence. At West Chazy. N. Y., Aug; 15, D. W. Lawrence, Co. D, 96th N. Y., and Co. H, 39th 111., aged 60. Eollbr. At Temple, Tex., An?. 3, Christo pher C. Boiler, Co; B. 1st Ala. Cav. (Union), aged 74. The funeral services wero attended by E. A. Sterling Post, 21, of which the deceased was a charter member. Mill?. At Cedar Kapids, Iowa, July 31, Mason P. Mills, 12th 111. Cav., ased 53. Com rade Mills was bom in East Windsor; Conn., and went to Iowa in his early boyhood. He enlisted Dec 6, 18G1, in Co. B, alcCIellan Cav., afterward Incorporated in tlie 12th III. Cav., and served until Feb. 17, 1365, when ho was mustered out as Lieutenant and Acting Quar termaster. Ho was Commander of the Depart ment of Iowa in 1890, '91, a membor of thf Loyal Legion, and among the ablest members of the bar in tho State. Tho funeral was at tended by a large-concourse; of frfeud andth impressivo burial service of the G.A.E. was conducted at tbo grave by Past Departoieno officers. v Caur. At Bed Fall3, N. Y.. Ang7, Job Carr, Co. D; 120th N". Y., aged S6. Comratt Cart enlisted as a private Aug. 6. 1S62. at tho ago of 52 years. Howaswonndcd at ths battle or the Wilderness, Va.. May 6,1861. Ue was their transferred to the V. II. C, and was discharged Jan. Ir1865i Hisreeord as a soldisr is ono of the best. Nearly all the old soldieits of tbe towns of Prattsville, Aabland, ai'd Wind ham attended bia faneraL '',.- 15 . v , -p vr . -;. V -j . t-- --tJtei. J&t.tr Jlu,-t4i. . n.-S .J.-Jf-Js ,.&&J:s-i3x3JSZ. A.S-H.JbJf&.-'zli .. i.i. .S! . !. - ,'.