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Kllh-i'OMi'KXCE Correspondence is folk red from evf i set. lion in legmrd to Grand Air a. Son if Veterans. Pension, Military. Acnt-uilinvl. Ir.du-liiai and Household mat-tei-..-n! letter totl.eKoitorwil jilwn;.sreii)tvu 1 r n:tt atten:n.n V :It- n o.vi; -nr of the iiaiei oi;h. c do not reinm enmnninieiitioiis .i i njiusc-nrr. i nless th y are eeompan eil b a rejiiesi :o thst i!et rnd the ntce-ary T'otU M' and i.imji rnociieimMsr ees;r. nraniee ih i- i i.L'J.-jitinu i.t i n su ci..I date. jVn ill .iu un,est:on to TEE NATIONAL TRIBUNE, Washington, T. C. ENTCntD AT WASHINGTON POSTOFFICC A8 SECOND-CIA 6S VATTER. The jJHTioHAt Tribune. john Mcelroy, Robert w. shoppell, byron andrews. WASHINGTON, T. C. NOVEMBER 4, 1S97. is the number of this issue of The In ati on a l Triij- "T 1 'I une. JiA'cry snosenner should compare this with the number on the yellow address slip containing his name, if that number is 848, he ha3 only one paper more coming to him. If 849, he will have two, and so on. He will do us a favor by watching these closelv. so as to know when his subscrip- .. . ,, . i ,.....; ;, 1 tion expires, that he may renew in time, ' : .. .,, , , , - -".,. r,.. tiw f and it will tie to his interest, lor there , . i it :..l, ..... .,., ' are so manv vahiahle serials now run- , nina tlirouch the jwiierthat he will feel he cannot afford to miss a number. We ask everyone, therefore, to look at j i.- i.i. ,!; i?B oMnr ! once at the address slip on his paper, , i t . : , t QJ7 and see liow near it comes to c4. -, j AiiSOLunsLY nothing is to be expected ! " l . Irom the new bnanisli lMinistrv. me! rnmfi Alimstnr is noteii as a sliuuier w 10 i never has a policy of his own, but wrig- gles through the tortuous maze of Span ish politics, and picks up advantages wherever he can find them. His party is strongly in the jmnority, and he is at varience with all the other leaders, most of whom he has left out of the Cabinet. JJis jMinislry only continues by the grace of the Opposition, which can over throw it at any moment. It seenie strange that piracy still re- j mains a profitable occujalion in this last decade of the 19th century, and that, toe, in one of the greatest highways of QAr the worJTs commerce. Yet no lessihan i . . . , . . . , ' stead of goinir into the Jreasurv, would live merchant vossels wore captured last;, " ..,. , .,..,,. have bellied swell the profits of dis- August alone, almost witli.n surht of the i ... , ..., .., , , " , ,,.,' tillers, brewers, tobacco manufacturers, liiiUsh flag at Gibraltar, oy the Kiff i , . , , - . ,. . i and makers of bonus butter. pirates. J licse ieilows are the descend-1 ants ami successors of the "terrors of the sea " of the early part of the century, from the Algerian, Tunisian', Tripolitan, and Monoccoan coasts, lowborn we paid tribute nnd then fought. They have only a little piece of coast left, but in ternational jealousy prevents their being cleaned mil. England wants to do it, but France and JinasJa also want the important strip of land, which in Eng land's hands would, with Gibraltar, make a dead-lock en the Mediterranean. Rus sia u;uit to get in the thin edge of the wedge by placing a diplomatic repre geutxtivtt at Tangier, hut England will not consent to bo much as this. Yoobg nicn like to meet together. It is right and proper that they should do so, for iu this way they can exercise a proper influence upon one another, mid assist one another in needed develop ment. The broad platform of the Sons of Veterans admits of young men organ izing fur any purpose or object, so long a they keep to the front the prime requisites of good citizenship loyalty to the country and devotion to its highest intcieets. It affords a plan by which any coterie of young men of congenial taste, habits of thought, and social feel ings can unite for mutual enjoyment, and mutual improvement So long as they conform to the broad principles of the Order they can make their own Camp as individual and distinctive as they desire. Millionaires' sons may be in one Camp and hod-carriers in another, if so desired. Each Camp goes its own way, lives its own life, has its own pur suits, pleasures, and objects. But they all stand on an equality as American citizens, as members of the same Order. They wear the same uniform, march together, and participate in the same public functions, are permeated and con trolled by the same great ideas, and are brethren in all essential things, no mat ter how much they may differ in minor imd non-essential affairs. OUR FREE BOOKS TO EVERY SUBSCRIBER, So many old subscribers have indicated their disappointment at the with drawal of "The Cannoneer" and "Canturinp- a Locomotive" that we have printed new editions of both books, and tbey will be found in our olTer this week on the eighth page. This list on the eighth page is very attractive there is not the equal of it anywhere. It makes club-raising easy. Large as is the circulation of this paper yonr paper it ought to be doubled. We are doing our. part by sacrificing all present profits in the way of premiums. Are 3'ou doing your part in the way of club-raising? "THK HtMtDKX OK PKNSION-rAYlNG." What is this "burden of pen si on -pay ing" that the' soldier-hating demagogs are forever praiing about? Who feels it? Who is conscious of it? Who is ever aware that he is con tributing a .-ionic cent toward dischar- i ins the Nation's just obligations toward the veterans? Let us have some specifications and data upon-which to base this incessant groan. We defy any man to show where a single dollar is collected for the purpose of paying pensions, or where a single dollar would or should be taken off the revenues if the last soldier and soldier's widow were dead and in his or her grave. Last year the Government collected through the Internal Kevenuc "Bureau $1-40,830,015.06, or several millions more than it disbursed for pensions. These taxes aie imposed and main tained for the purpose of regulating the manufactuie and sale of the articles taxed, and not primarilv for the pur-, 3 . - l pose of revenues. AU the world agrees ' i i: i.. 1 1 :., iiiai. minors, luoacco :iuu oieoiiiiimuiniu i ' - shouhl be taxed, and substantially no one in this country wants the taxes made a"3' tower. Committee No later than last week the u11,,llues Wl ''" ,cow ,,,ul "l" r... . i i .i.i . ..:.i. .. energetic remonstrance against cheapen- jug whiky from a source where it was , " , . . . , ieasjb expected the druggists who rep- I resented that cheaper alcohol meant a degradation of public morals. Let us analyze this " burden " a little farther : The $140,830,010.00 collected from ! Internal Revenue last year was finally i paid by the men who jlrank the beer j and whisky, smoked the cigars, and ate the oleomargarine. Hut for every dollar of tlieir money which finally went into the Treasury and was used to pay pensions, they paid from $5 to 840 to the retailers of those articles. They would probably have i gotten none of them cheaper if there had hopn nn f.i- rind ihmr mmifiv. in- For example: The tax on spirits was 1.10 a gallon A gallon of spirits will make more than a gallon ofwhisky say, a gallon and an eighth. In one and one eifrhth gallons there are 144 fluid-ounces. A fluid-ounce is a good-sized dram for anybody but a hardened toper. If we call the aveiage price at the bar 10 cents a drink, we find that the whisky j drinkers paid the bar-keepers 14.40 for every S1.10 the Treasury received for the tax on spirits. The tax on beer was SI for a barrel of 32 gallons. A barrel of beer contains about 500 glasses. Everywhere the price of beer is 5 cents a glass. There fore, for every $1 which the beer diinkers paid into the Treasury, they paid the saloon-keepers $25. The tax on cigars is $3 per 1,000. Assuming that the price of cigars is five cents apiece, a smoker would have to buy 333, or something like one a day for a year, and pay the cigar dealer 10.05, before he contributed SI to the Treasury for the payment of pensions. The tax on cigarets is 50 cents per 1,000. Therefore, a man or boy had to poison the air with 2,000 of the pesti Icntiallittle things, and pay the dealer $20, before he contributed 1 to the Treasury. The tax on oleomargarine is two cents a pound. It letails for from 10 io 15 cents a pound when sold for what it is. Therefore, a man had to buy at least 50 pounds of bogus butter, and pay the dealer from 5 to $7.50, before con tributing SI to the Treasury. By taking these figures, anyone can readily figure out for himself hist how much of the "burden" he is bearing. He must remember all the time that if .the tax were off he would get none of these things cheaper. 'The profits of the barkeepers, etc., would be increased by the amount of the tax. IHE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: i)i;.iTir or iiknky gkokgis. The exciting campaign Jbr theMayor- alt-v of Greater New York was sadly disturbed last week by the wholly un expected death of Mr. Henry George, who was making a brilliant and unique canva:-s on a platform which consisted mainly of his ideas and his personality, lie was not, physically strong, and had worn himself out by the extraordinary strain of several speeches every evening to audiences of thousands. After an evening of unusual exertion of this kind he retired to bed, but could not sleep, and suddenly passed away in an attack of apoplexy. Mr. George was an unusually striking personality. His father was a man in moderate circumstances, and Henry George at 13 was a very bright scholar. Then the passion for wandering seized him. He went to sea, and varied sail inir with working at the trade of a printer. He sailed around the Horn to seek gold in the Frazier River, but by the time he reached San Francisco the excitement had died out, and he wont back into a printing office. He married a wife when he was in dire poverty, be cause she was alone, an orphan and friendless. He got into the habit of writing for the papers, and his abilities gave him good positions. But he became imbued with ideas in regard to socioioin cal and financial reforms, and would leave his places to start papers advocat ing these, which failed sooner or later. He achieved a world-wide reputation bv his book "Progress and Povertv," which none of the publishers would accept, and which he finally published at his own expense, setting up much of the type himself, its success was almost instantaneous and enormous. Whatever might be thought of its premises and logic, it showed an inconceivably higher range of thought, reasoning, and research, than one finds in the general run of shallow-thinking by those who attempt to write on these subjects. It was the work of a man who actually tried to think out great problems, who had studied what others had thought, and who had the ability to put his thoughts iu correct, forcible, striking English. It was soon translated into nearly all 'the languages of Europe, and the best thinkers in the world recognized in it the work of a master mind. 3 lis theory that the land j is a natural agency, like a ri Water, sun light, etc., in which no one can have an exclusive proprietary interest, and that the land should be made to bear all the expenses of Government, found ready acceptance in many minds everywhere, and raised for him a powerful following. He has been generally spoken of as a Socialist, but really he was the farthest removed from Socialism. His aim was to sweep away all restrictions and inter ferences with the production and distri bution of wealth, and only put under State control tilings iu which competi tion is impossible to leave to indi viduals all that individual energy and thrift can accumulate, and to take for the community all that i3 due to the general growth and improvement. f Whatever might be thought of Mr. George's theories, it had to be conceded that he was a strong, original tthinker, who was honestly striving to get at the truth and benefit mankind. In 1880 he ran for Mayor of New York on an independent ticket, and aa touished the political managers by re ceiving over 08,000 vote?. He was making a superb canvass when death overlook him, and there is no doubt that he would have received a very heavv vote. His son, Henry George, was put in his place on the ticket, but there was seen to be no likelihood that he would poll the vote that his father would have done. Germany has .gotten into a row with Haiti. What the justice of the quarrel is cannot be determined at present, as we have only the German side of it. But it is just as well to cast an eye of suspicion on the business. Germany would give very much to gain a foot hold in the West Indies. Haiti and San Domingo offer very good opporuui ties, ' WASHINGTON, D. C, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1807. THE MONITOR AND THE JlEIIRWIAC. A subscriber in Norfolk, Va., sends us the following, from the Virginian in that city: The dentil of Admiral Wordcn, who was the commander of the Monitor in the mem orable fight between that vessel and the Vir ginia in Hampton Jioads in 1P(J2, has caused certain ISTorthern newspapers to indulge in all sorts of statements concerning that engage ment, and, strange t,o say, every one of them cling to the idea that the Monitor won the battle. f The Virginian goes on at some length to insist that the Merrimac really whipped the Monitor on that eventful day. It bolsters up its assertions with one from the Charleston News and Courier to the effect That the Confederate rani Virginia fought the Monitor until the latter left the field, and afterward vainly challenged it to renewed combat, capturing one Federal vessel under its nose, and driving a number of others out to sea or to the shelter of the guns of Fortress Monroe, where the Monitor itself remained through these pioceedings. The absolute, incontrovertible facts of history are : The Merrimac came down the first day, and had it all her own way. The avowed purpose of her movements was to destroy or drive off the-Union vessels in Hampton Roads, and raise the block ade of the mouth of the James River. She sank one frigate and burned another, and our fuicstship the Minnesota had run aground in the course of the mauu vers. The only other steam frigate on the station was the Roanoke, which was disabled by a broken shaft, and had been for months, owing to there being no forge in the country which could make a new shaft. At 7 o'clock in the evening of Sat urday, March 8, 1802, it became too dark for the Merrimac to continue her work of destruction. She was afraid of the tortuous channel, which had already led all of the three remaining Union war ships on the station hard aground. She withdrew to repair the injuries she had received, and take in fresh supplies of ammunition for the morrow's work. There was not the slightest doubt in the minds of her officers that-the next day she would be able to dispose of the Minnesota, St. Lawrence, and Roanoke as promptly as she already had the Con gress and the Cumberland. But the Monitor arrived and cast anchor along side the Roanoke at 9 o'clock. Lieut. Worden learned the distressing news, and at once began preparing for battle, lie had received orders to proceed di rectly to Washington, but saw the neces sity of disobeying them. Before mid night he had taken up his position alongside the grounded Minnesota. At daylight the Merrimac came out to renew her work of destruction, and headed directly for the Minnesota, but theMonitor intercepted her, and the battle began. After two hours the Monitor hauled off a little to hoist more shot into her turret, and then returned to the battle. A little later a shot dis placed the top of the Monitor's pilot house, and severely injured Lieut. Worden. This necessitated a change of station of all the officers. Lieut. Green, who had been managing the f uii3 in the turret, had to come forward and assume command of the vessel. Another officer had to take his place. All this took much time, owing to the imperfections in the vessel's construction and the means of communicating with the turret. But instead of taking advantage of this critical moment, and either pursuing the Monitor or attacking the wooden vessels, the Merrimac acted as if she had gotten more than she wanted. She stopped firing altogether, turned around, and -steamed back to Norfolk. As she did so -'the Monitor, which had been a'ain gotten under control, fired two or three shots at her. N'ow, the Merrimac had started out to do certain specific things, which she was prevented doing. She was as -de cisively defeated as" Gen. Burnside was when he attempted to carry the bights beyond Fredericksburg; was repulsed, 9 and withdrew his army back acro.-s the Rappahannock. It would have been unwise for the Monitor to follow her beaten foe, be cause the Merrimac soon was under the protection of the heavy guns at Sewalla Point. -'' If, ,aj3 the rebel officers afterward claimed, the Monitor had been whipped out, why did not the Merrimne proceed to carry out. her original, design of de stroying the Minnesota, Roanoke and St. Lawrence? She had several hours of daylight iu which to do the work she had started out to do; if the 'Monitor was out of the, fight, the fleet was com pletely at her mercy. She did not do it simply because she was whipped out completely, and wanted to get back with haste to the cover of the bar and the heavy land batttries. The Merrimac went into dry dock and stayed there nearly one month, re pairing the injuries which the Monitor had inflicted upon her. If the Monitor's men had not ueen strictly limited to 15 pounds of powder for a charge, they would have sent her to the bottom in a little while. Xatcr in the war 30 pounds was made a frequent charge in the guns. The occurrence of which the Charles ton News and Courier makes so much took place April 11, during McClellan's movement on the Peninsula. The Merri mac came out again, but with none of the audacity of the previous effort. She did not venture far beyond the support" of the heavy guns of Sc well's Point, nor approach the Iine-of-battle which Com modore Goldsborough had formed. A number of sutler boats, Quartermaster's transports, etahad pushed up, contrary to the Commodore's warnings, toward Newport News. The two gunboats ac companying the Merrimac captured two brigs, and a schooner, and look them across to Se wall's Point in full sight of the fleet. This was very humiliating, and Commodore Goldsborough was severely censured for it. But he con strued his orders to mean that he should not make a fight except under favorable circumstances until his fleet was in creased, as McClellan's operations might bo jeoparded. So he held the Monitor back, and the Navy Department sus tained his action. This was very galling to the gallant men of the Monitor, who could not un derstand it, and thev wrote the following letter to Cant. Worden : To Caitain Wouokx. , "llAMlTOX JtoADS, April 2'ltll, 18H2. "T. S. MOXITOK. "To our Dear and Honored Captain." " Ii;ak Mi:: These lew lmeS'is from yonr own crew of the Monitor, with their kindest love to you iheir Honored Captain, hoping to (Jod that they will have the pleasure of wel coming you back to us again soon, for we aie all ready able and willing to meet deatli or anything, else, only give us back our Captain again. Dear Captain, we have got yonr pilot house ifxed and all ready lor you when you get well again; and we all sincerely liojie that .soon we will have the pleasure of wel coming you back to it. . . . We are waiting very patiently to engage our An tagonist if we could only get a chance to do so. The last time she came out we all thought we would have the pleasure of sink ing her. JJtit we all got disappointed; for we did not fire one shot and the Norfolk papers savs we aie cowards in the Monitor and all we want is a chance to show them- where it lies, with you for our Captain we can teach them who is cowaids. J5ut there is a great deal that we would like to a rife to you but we think you will soon be with us again your.-xjlf. Jut we all join in with our kind est love to you, hoping that God will icatore you to us again and hoping that your suffer ings is at an end now, and we are all so glad to hear that your eyesight will be spaired to you again. We would wish to write more to you if we have your kind permission to do so but at piemen t we- all conclude by tendering to you our kindest love and affection, to our Dear and Honored Captain. " We remain until Death your A lTectionate Ciew "Tut: Moxnou Hoys." On May 8 the Monitor went up and offered battle, while the rest of the fleet engaged the guns at Sewall's Point. The Merrimac came out, but very cauti ously. The Monitor moved into open water where she and the Merrimac could have it out by themselves without any interference from the forts on cither side, but the Merrimac declined the challenge, and went back under cover. Three days later the' rebels blew her up. The undeniable fact is that the Merri mac was decisively whipped by the Monitor, and never dared ofler battle again, except in a position where she could have the help of big guns on shore. As was to be expected, the Spanish Ministry lias sent a very conciliatory re ply to our Government. The object is to gain time. This is in accordance with the traditional policy of Spain. When it encounters any difficulty it en deavors to stave it off, in hopes that time will solve it. " Mnnana " to-morrow is as much in the mouths of Spanish diplo mats as in those of the. common peo ple. Nothing is to be done to-day that can be put off until some future time. Scnor Sagastas is particularly a deferrer. Jie knows that he is only accidentally in power, and can' remain there but a little while, and he proposes to shuffle along with as little friction aa possible until the tiifte of his inevitable overthrow. If fair words will annfse us we shall have all "the fair words we can accommodate. The bicycle is rapidly rising in favor among German military men. A great many regiments have squads of 20 wheel men each, who do great things in the way of rcconnoitoring, carry ing dispatches,Qtc. The infantrymen are very fond of them, because their quicknesd in scouting and bringing back correct news Saves much weary marching. They keep the road through all sorts of weather. As soon as firing is heard at the front they rush up and bring back precise information. Most of the engineer companies are mounted on wheels. The Germans in Austria 'continue to fight bitterly against the determined efforts of the other races to get rid of their dominance, and actuall subordi nate them. One of the burning ques tions that now throws the Lower House into chaos, worse than that which used to convulse Congress over slavery issues, is the effort of the Slavic representatives to have the Czech substituted for Ger man as the official language of Bohemia. This is States-Rightsism in a form in which we never had to encounter it, though we should have to do so if we annexed Canada, for the French of Quebec would insist on using French for all official proceedings. Its exist ence tends to consolidate the different parties on race lines, for all the Ger mans, of the most divergent political views, are inflexibly opposed to displac ing the German language, and equally the Bohemian, Lefts, Socialists, etc., are resolute that it shall be done. Civil war is not unlikely to break out at anytime. There is no reason why, if we annex a country, we should take it immediately into our political bosom, and give its people all the rights and priyileges of American citizens. England is very far from doing this. She has all varieties and shades of Government for her vari ous colonies, each being what she thinks is the best for their peculiar condition. Some, like Canada and Australia, are strictly autonomous, and all that Eng land does is to give them a Governor General, whose only important power is that of the veto. Then there are colo nies which have less independence and rights of self-government, and from these it shades down to those which aie purely military and governed by officera of the army. India is governed entirely differ ent from any of the others. There is in the Cabinet a Secretary of State for India and a Governor-General and Council, appointed by the Ministry, and who rule the country absolutely. Not one of the British colonies is allowed any representation in Parlia ment, or share in the Government of the Empire. England has always been very jealous in this" respect, and it is what precipitated our own Revolution. That only modified the British policy so far as to allow a greater measure of freedom and salf-government to those colonies which were settled and con trolled by English-speaking people. When we take in Cuba and Hawaii, if we cannot devise some good form of Government for them ourselves, we may borrow some of the plans which Eng land has found to work well. The European papers all complain that the label "Made in the United States" is entirely too good a recom mendation for goods, and bring sales to the prejudice of local manufacturers. People never seem to stop to think, when they are abusing Legislatures, Congress, and public officials, that they are only abusing themselves. These men are all their representatives and servants. Tf they want better-ones, let them elect better ones. TRIBUJ4ETS. Til-Bits: Forrester You live in a quiet part of tiio town, do you not? "Lancaster Not now. Forrester Moved ? Lancaster No; got twins. - 5 -. Life: Rachel and Ikey out wheeling. Ivitchel Vhy arc you so quiet, Ikcy ? Ikey How can I talk vlieti I'm afraid to take iiiv hands on" do handlo-burs? Life: A man told his wife that slio grew moro beautiful every day. She kissed him, and then destroyed her looking-glass with an ax. JJer husband asked why. ''I hate a liar," s lie said. Tit-nils: "If I had known," sobbed young Mr?. Fit', " that you would be snch a brute to poor Fido I would never have married you." "My riear,"replied Mr. Fitz, "the anticipa tion of kicking that miserable little beast was ono of my chief reasons for proposiug to3ou." r:nitoinAK igxokaxci-: op ammuoa?.'. The Literary Digest gives some amusing in stances of' French ignorance of this country. Lc Petit Parisim is to Paris about what the World and Journal aro to Now York a 4 yel low" paper of. Inrge circulation among tho more ignorant aud sensation-loving. In ono issue recontly it contained the following re markable staturuents : "Cannda is a great country. Sho may bo woll proud of having given birth to George Washington." "Among the cclobiities present at tho rovicw of the IJussiau troops was tho brilliaat Commander-in-Chief of the American army, Geu. Nelson." "It should, of course, bo reraombored that tho musses of pooplo aro only half-civilized in America. Only a fraction of tho people enn road aud write. Tho dirty power of money making alono rules." "Klondike is in tho littlo country oallod Alaska, which belongs partly to the United States, and partly -to Canada. Thero will bu complications, as Russia ha3 always claimed jurisdiction iu thoao parts." "Vouezuola, tho country assisted by .ilia American Jingoc3, is so sraall that one cau hardly find it on tho map." "In Eureka Springs, Ark., on a beautiful bay of the Pacific Coast." PEflSONiUt. 'iAron do mo great honor," said the late Ad miral Worden, when he was visited in a hs piSal after the victoryof the Monitor over tbo 5rcrriiC7 'Sir," replied Mr. Lincoln, in sympathetic tnua and with a hearty hand scap. "I am the one who h honored in tiis inlcrviuw." There is nn interesting war relir. nt I'loom flchi.Tvy., in the personality of Hmil Jlayrieii, who has not boon nutsido hi lmue for th l.tt 31 year, although he is in perfeat hrntth. Mr. Ifayden w:is a large slave owner in IB'SX and wben hisjdaveswero taken from him he inuiii taiucd ttaat the Aimmhty hud treniod him harshly inal!ownic liMshtrn logo Ircr. And, by way of retaliation, he swore that he would "neTer set (dqZ on God's earth agtiin." There haslieeu shake-up at thcTogm(Me.) Soldiers' Home. Gen. Luther Stcpht-nsoii, tho Governor, and Henry L. Pishon. Chief Clerk, havo resigned. This h thu result of a lone seriespf disputes and complaint'. It is lb lievcdMvfrCoTrS. H. A1!mi. of Thomson, Me., wilP hejtppointcd Governor, and Grorge X. Mitchell, smi-in-law and Privntu Secretary to Gen. Stcphcnso'n, Chief Clerk. It is not known whethcrTrr.i3urerSrnith or Commi'sary Galinchcr will he disturbed. Col. S. If. Allen is a Maino man, and before tho war was a largomanufacturer, and also engaged in poli tics. Ho went-mto tho 1st Mu. Car. as a Mnjor, and was promoted-trrtho Colonelcy of the regi ment. For tho last eight years he has licen Warden of tho Maino Penitentiary. "He be longs toTilton Post, of Thomaston, and will be tho first Mainc-uiajujflppoiuted to tho Govern orship of the Home. ' Proclamation of-Tlianktsirln". President 3fcKinley's first Thanksgiving Day proclamation was issuad Oct. 29. It reads : In remembrance oTGod's goodnesi to us dur ing the past year, which has been so abundant, "let ns offer unt Him our thankngiviuir and pay our vow unto tho Most High." Uder His watchful provideuce industry ha pros pored, the conditions of labor have been un proved, the rewards of the hasbandmnn havo been increased and the comforts of our homes multiplied. His mighty hand hai preserved poaca and protectedthe Nntion. Uespcct for law and order lias been strengthened, love of free institutions cherished, ai:d all sections of our beloved country brought into closer bonds of fraternal regard and general co-operation. For these great benefits it is our duty to praise the Lord in a spirit of humility aud gratitude, and to offer up to Him our most earnest supplications). ..That wc may acknowl odt:o our obligation as a people to Him who has so graciously granted us tho blessings of fra Govern nient and material prosperity. I.Wil liam McKmley, Presidentrof flic UrTtred Staten, do hereby designate aud set apart Thursday, the 25th day of Novemhfr, for National thanks giving and prayer, which all of tho people aro invited to observe with appropriate, religious services in their respective places of worship. On thi3 day of rejoicing and domestic reunion let our prayers ascend to the Giver of every good aud perfect gift fox the continuance of His love and favor to us, that our hearts may bo filled with charity and good will, and that we may be ever worthy of Ilis beneficent con cern. In witness whereof I havo hereunto setiny hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed,. Done at the city of Washington this 29th day of October, in the year of oar Lord one thousand eight hundred 'and ninety seven, and ofvthe independence of the United States the one hundred and twenty-secotlfiV IJy the President: Willi vm McKixlet- John SuEfcaiAN, Secretary of State. Army of tho Tennessee. Tho Army of tho Tennessee met last weak at Milwaukee, Wis. x Omaha was in the field for the next Reunion, and hold forth as an at traction for the veterans the Tran.mississippi Exposition. Tho members; however, did nd$ take kindly to tho proposition, aud Toledo, O., won. Chief among the pleasing incidents was tho reading of tho account of tho celebration a& Hunker Hill, Kan., of tho 80th birthday of Mother liickerdyke. who was thc'IIead Nur39 of the Army of thu Tennessee. The members of the Society were warm iu the commendation of the special efforts of the committees in charge of the entertainment during the lieu n ion. The annual banquet of the Society was at tended by over 30U prominent military men and civilian". President Dodge, of the Society, presided. The report of Capt. Everest on tho nomination of of'icers for tho ensuing year was unanimously approved. The obi officers were re-elected: Prcs., Gen. G. M. Dbduti; Cor. Sec, Gen. A. Hiikenlooper; lice Sec, Col. Cor nelius Cadle; Tnas., Geu. G. 31. xForce. Tho following Vice Presidents were ejected : Col. J. Bell, Ohio; Maj. Wiliiam Warner, Kansas City; Col. B. T. Wright, Illinois; Capf. John Crane. .New York; Gen. L. II. Hubbnrd. .Min nesota; Gon. G. II. Frederick, Nebraska; Capt. O. C. Lademan, Wisconsin; Andrew A. Blair, Pennsylvania; 3I:j. Charles Lhnstensen. Cali fornia: Col. J. W. Mc3Iurray, Florida; Lieut. J. K. Duulop, Indiana, and Capt. 31. E. iligbco, Iowa. "Work of the Pen-ion Otllce. Tho report of certificates issued for the week ending Oct. u0 shows Army invalid: Original, SI; increase ami additional, 25-t; reissue, 47; restoration ami renewal, -LI ; duplicate, 2; accrned, 133; total, obU Array invalid fact June 27. 1890):xOriginaI, 318; increase. 232; additional. 53: reissue. 1G; restoration, GO ; renewal, (I; supplementalsH; duplicate, u; accrued, lfi7; total, Sfi3. Army wfdow. etc.: Original, S7; increasa and additional, 1; restoration and renewal, 1; total, B9. Army widow, etc. (act June 27, 1SDO): Origi nal, 361; reissue. 1 ; .accrued. 9; total. 371. Siwy widow Original. J. Navy widow (act Juno 27, 1S90): Original, 4; reissue, 1 ; accrued. 1; total, G. Navy invalid: Original, 1; reissuo. 2; ac crued, 1 ; total. 4, Navy invalid (act June 27. 1S90): Orisinal, 7; increase, 3;; additional, 2; reissue. 1 ; res toration and renewal, 1; accrued, 3; total, 17. Jlexican War survivors: Accrued, 13; 3Iexi can War widows: Original, 13. Totals: Original, fc79; increase and addi tional. 515; reissuo, G3; restoration and renew al, 109; supplomciitals, 11; duplicate, 7; ac crued, 332. Grand total, 1,951. The report for the week ending Oct. 23 shows: Army invalid. 40G; army invalid (act June 27, 1S90). 829; army widow, 100: army widow (act June 27, 181111), 309: navy invalid. 8; navy invalid (act Juno 27. 1S90). 23: navy widow, 3; navy widow (act Juue 27, 1S90), S. POSTERED OUT. Smith. At Waseca, 3Iinn.. C. 31. Smith, IGth Wis., aged 51. Coairade Smith was horn in Now Hudson. N". Y. Ho was a comrade of 3IcKuue Post, 27. and a member of theMa-onic fraternity. A widow and three children sur vive him. CnisiiOLM. At New Concord, O., Dr. I. W. Chisholm, Co. C, 1 10th Pa. Dr. Chisholm was severely wounded iu the service. Houlihan. At Nowburyport, 3rass.f Oi'fr. 24, Thomas W. Houlihan, aged 59. Comrade Houlihan's service was in the navy. He was a member ef Bartlett Post. 19, and the flag at Headquarters was placed at half-mast. Liston. At Keedsvillc, W. Aa.. John T. Listen, Co. U, lilh W. Va. Comrade Ltston wa.s born in Septerabor. 1S10. He enlisted in 1SG2. and was not mustered out until the close of tho war. Tho G.A.R. ritual was used at tha grave. A widow and fivo chiiJrcu survive him. Blair. At Valparaiso, Nob., Jonathan Blair, Co. C. 66th Ind., and a member of Post GJ, aged 63 yoara. The Po3t attcuded the funeral iu a body. Fokd. At St. Eogia Fulls, N. Y.. John Ford, Co. U, 16th N. Y., and 9th 3Ie. The comrade was a member of Po3t 501. Detwilkk. At Sullivan, 3io., Oct. 18, Jacob Detwiler. Co. M, 10th 3Io. Cav., aged 65. Com rade Detwiler carao to this country when bnt 12 years of age. He wa3 a member of G. V. Pitts Post, 321. PnNiciw At Temple, Tex., John Penick, 114th III. Ho was a member of Starling F .. V23&?-'