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THE NATIONAL TED3ME: WASHINGTOS, D. 0., THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 1889. M National Tribune; (ESTABLISHED 187.) Published "weekly- m One Dollar per Tear, Invariably la Advance. ftx Etmffrn, 7S coats. 2io BQlscrIption for a loss period received 8PBCIAI. ANNOUNCEMENT. &OXXY sent c otherwise than by registered letter, postal money order, or draft on Seto tferliM be at the rioh of the sender. AffEKTS. We empfay no agents. Thb National tTBlBCXK hoe many vohmteer canvassers, and they tare pcnentUt) hone ami. fatlhfut; but persons eonfide their subscriptions to IhcmmusibctJiciroum f wipes of their reenoMs&Otty. The paper will be sail btilt on receipt of Ac subscription price," ADDRESSES, RENEWALS, Etc Addresses toUl he changed as often as desired, but each subscriber ihovldiH every case give the old as welt as new address. &h rmoing,snhscrihers should bccareful tosendus the fa&ef oh the tost paper received, and speedy any corrections or changes they desire made in nazic or ad-Klresc. Ctt&RBSPONDBXCR Correspondence is solicited from ccery soethm in regard to Grand Army, Pen-Bion,Mititary,AgricaUHroJ,lHdHstrialandHouslioid ptatten. and letters to the Editor ut altraps receive promt attention. IPrnV en OXE SWEofthc paper only. We do not retam communications or manuscripts unless they arc accompanied by a request to fhat effect and the necessary postage, and wider no ciremmstatutee guarantee their pv&Ucoiion ai cny Special date. Address aU cemmumcations to CTHE NATIONAL TRIBUNE, "Washington, D. O. , . ewTWM at rue wah rT ernes u cbocks clws uattm. The National Tribune. WASHINGTON, D. C, JANTJABY 17, 1SS9. FOR $3.00! Slie NtttMtl Tritane and Seribner's Magazine for One Tear. By aa arrangement with the publishers of that splendid illustrated periodical Seribner's Magazine, we are enabled to ofler it with The National Tbibcne at a great redaction ia price. The subscription to the magazine is $3 a jear, hut we will send it and Toe National Tbibuxe for one year for $3. Seribner's is first-class in all respects. Its contributors are among the very ablest "writers in the country, and it is illustrated in the highest style of art. This is an excellent opportunity to get a years good reading very cheaply. Think of a superb magazine and a high-class weekly newspaper all for $3. Send in your sub scriptions at once. Address THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE, "Washington, D. C. THRILLING STORIES. . Adventures by Land and Sea. BY LIEUT. KASON A. SHUFELT, U. S. NAVY. We have secured from Lieut. Mason A. Shu-felt, of the United States Navy, a series of brilliantiy-wrifcton stories, of most fascinating character, filled witto admirable descriptions of j men sad places in various parts of the globe. ifhosc, besides being admirably written, are absolutely true to life, as they are the product; of Lieut. Shufelt's own experiences and observations during his auuse&l career of activity and exploration. "Lieut. Sbufelt will be remembered as the officer who crowned his exploits by a trip across the great island of Madagascar, being the first white man who ever made the voyage. His account of that joaraey is one of the classics of travel and exploration. The stories will begin in a few weeks. It is a dmtfjfo. owe fa your comrades to get at least one new asAserikcr or TEE NATIONAL TEIBUKS. OXJll NEW WATCH. Attention is invited to the advertisement of our new premium watch in another column. This is superior time-piece in every way to any thine that has heretofore been offered as a prem i am hy any paper. It works and its case are of the highest class, and cannot fail to give satisfaction. We will send one watch for every 15 subscribers, and we have such confidence in it taut if, upon examination, the watch does not prove satisfactory, it may be returned and we will refaud the money. This is an unprecedented opportunity to obtain a first-class watch, and we hope on r subscribers will avail themselves of it. Bat little effort is required to raise a elnb of 15 subscribers. Any active boy or young maa eaa do it in a shore time. THE TETKKAN'S CAXENDAK. The Veteran's Calendar for 1838 is now ready for seoding out It is gotten up in the same shape whieh proved so attractive in the calendars of 188S that is, with all the days of the month indicated hy the corps badges printed in the various colors, used during the war, with beautiful representations ia colors of the badges of the G.A.R., W.E.C., Sobs of Veterans, and the various army societies. Sent carefully packed in a pasteboard tnbe ob receipt of 25 cents. KKKK VT I2C TJ3IE. Let every sahecriber whose subscription has beea running some time, compare the number he will find on the yellow slip con taining hte name, with that in the head of the paper. By this means he can find out -when hk snboeription expiree, and he able to renew ia tame, so as to save missing any zmmbens. It will be unpleasant to miss any numbers now, when every one has eo much that is important to the reader. The number of this paper is 388. If the reader find that the number on his address Blip is, for example, 390, he will understand that be wHl receive hut two more numbers, and he c&oeld renew at once. If it is 391, he will get three more papers, and so on. A VALUABLE BOOK. Every reader ahould pay special attention to the advertisement of Carleton's Treasury of General Information in another column. "Ukcapapa" and "Ogalalla" are suggested as names for one of the Dakotas. We think the latter quite appropriate. Lverm mam, h&o more the Hue, and every friend jf &, sJtould ialce TEE NATIONAL TMBU&E. It gives more and letter matter titan any mer femilff vieelily pager, and costs oify two emis a wed:. THE G.A.K. AT THE INAUGURATION. There is unusual interest felt among the old soldiers in the approaching inauguration of a comrade as President of the United States. This fact, combined with the unusual interest aroused by the exciting Presidential campaign, and the general desire of thousands of veterans to revisit the'eity for which they fought so hard, led to a general expression of a wish that the inauguration might be made the occasion of a large muster of the G.A.R. This was met by some fearful souls with au expression of dread that the proposed demonstration might be liahlo to the charge of partisanship. The matter was formally brought to the attention of the Commander-in-Chief hy a letter from Col. Charles P. Lincoln, Commander of the Department of the Potomac. The Commauder-in-Chief consulted with our distinguished comrade, Gen. "W. .3. Rose-crans, as a representative Democratic comrade, and the latter in a letter to the Commander-in-Chief gave his heartiest support to the suggestion. Commander-in-Chief "Warner thereupon addressed the following letter to Commander Lincoln: Headquarters Grand Aiuiv op tjie REPPnuc, Washixgtox, D. C, Jnn. l- 18b9. f Chaki.es P. LiKoouf, esq., Commander, Department of liie Potomac, G.A.IL, Washington, D. C. JlY Dear Comradb: In your communication of the 11th inst. you state " thnt in view of the faot that on oach occasion of the inauguration of a President of the United States, since the organization of this Department (Potomac) of the G.A.R., the Department has participated in the parade and inaugural ceremonies," and then add, "I desire to inquire as to the propriety of making such participation of our comrades on the 4th of March next more general by official action ou your part as Commander-in-Chief. I am also in receipt of a letter of the same dale as yours from Comrade W. S. Rosccrans, dated at the Treasury Department, Register's Oflicc, in which that distinguished comrade says: "Many of our comrades of the G.A.R. here Jbink it would gratify very many in this District, and in the cities and towns of neighboring Stales, if they could attend tle coming Presidential Inauguration in a body, and have provided for them, at the request of our Commander-in-Chief, as other civic and non-political organizations, a definite placo in the line of march. "I believe if there be any preference made as between differ on t civic societies in this regard, those composed of the men who fought and suffered to save the Union are entitled to that preference. The great Grand Army of the Union embraced within it men of all religious and political faiths, hold together by the fraternity inspired by common dangers, privations and sufferings endured for the salvation and glory of a common country." Tins lllnsuious soldier then says: "I hope you will take such steps as may be necessary to meet the desires referred to in the beginning of this letter." That it is proper for membersof the Grand Army of the Republic cither as individuals, Posts or Departments to participate in the inaugural ceremonies none will question. These ceremonies evidence the strength and perpetuity of a Government of the people, by the people and for the people." By these ceremonies GO.000,000 of people ratify and confirm the decree of a time when citizens of the Republic meet on a common plane, having but one country, one flag and one destiny, to inaugurate their President. I shall, in compliance with your request and that of Comrade Rose era ns, make application for a definite place in the line of march for the Grand Army of the Republic in the inauguration parade. Certain it is that the "men who fought and suffered to save the Union"; the men who rendered it possible to inaugurate a Chief Executive of a united people under an uncornipted Constitution, should, if they so desire, bo assigned a suitable place in the line of march. "Whether the comrades shall participate in these ceremonies or not, must be determined by them. As Commander-in-Chief I can do no more than look to the comfort of those who may attend. To this end I hereby appoint you Aid-do-Camp on the National Staff, and request that all communications from Departments and Posts desiring to take part in the parade and inaugural ceremonies be sent to you. If further official action on the part of these Headquarters be deemed necessary, it will be taken in due time. Fraternally, "Wit. "Wahnee, Commander-in-Chief. The Commander-in-Chief wrote to Gen. Rosecrans as follows: ITrQjis Guasd Army of the Republic, "Washington. D. C. .Tnn. 12, 18S9. J My Dear Gbkbbal: Your esteemed favor of the 11th inst. received. I assure you that I fully concur in the sentiments therein expressed. 1 herewith in. close answer to letter from Comrade Charles P. Lincoln, Commander, Department of the Potomac, G.A.R., which will show the action I shall take on your and his suggestions. Trusting that I may be favored with suggestions from time to time on such subjects as you may desire to the good of our grand organization, whose broad Catholicism binds all deserving survivors of the Union army and navy together in a comradeship that knows no distinction of rank, and is not circumscribed by partisan or sectarian differences. "With kindest regards, I am your, fraternally, Wss. Varner, . Commander-in-Chief. To Gen. "W. S. Rosbcrass. Of the correctness of the view so ably expressed by Gen. Eosecrans, who is ceriainly a representative Democrat, there can be no doubt. The Inauguration has no savor of partisanship in it, the Inaugural Executive Committe being composed of both Democrats and Republicans. The President-elect has ceased to be a candidate of a party. He is now an officer of the whole people a part of our Government. It is just as fitting and proper for the G.A.R. to assist in installing him into office as it is for the Regu lar Army or the militia of the various States to participate in the ceremony. Nobody dissents from this view. At the recent inauguration of D. B. Hill as Governor of New York, the G.A.R. of that De partment turned out in large numbers, and formed a considerable portion of the procession which escorted him to the State House. The people of the country will be delighted to see the G.A.R. muster by thousands at theInauguration. There will be a peculiar fitness in the presence on that great National occasion of the men whose valor and fortitude made such an occasion possible, and secured for the Nation all that it now enjoys. "We sincerely hope that the comrades will rally on Washington by tens of thousands, and give tbe.quarter of a million visitors to the city a reminder of that greatest-of-all pageantsthe Grand Review of 24 years ago. THE AR3IY GKAYBACK. Gen. L R. Sherwood's highly humorous and realistic poem on the ever-present com panion of our camps and marches the pestiferous "Grayback" has been published in a neat little pamphlet, finely illustrated with spirited engravings. Wo will send it to any address on receipt of 25 cents. It is a duty you owe to your comrades to get at least one new subscriber for THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE. THE COjIBnSSrONER OF PENSIONS. It is natural that, earnestly as the vetcr-erans may feel in regard to all the men whom Gon. Harrison may summon to posts of duty under his Administration, their chief interest will yet center around the Commissioner of Pensions. For the other officers they have only the general concern of citizens and patriots. They want the affairs of tho country administered by as able and pnre men as there are in it. Wherever it is practicable they want the preference given to comrades in filling the offices. But the Commissioner of Pensions is of direct and peculiar importance to them. Their interest in his personality is much greater than in that of any other official. This is not merely that very many of them desire pensions, and wish a man in the office who will be favorably inclined to their claims. It goes much deeper than this personal view of the matter. A very large portion of them have already received pensions, and another large portion have no present in t cntion of applying for such allowance from the Bureau. But whether they are receiving pensions or not; whether they expect to receive pensions or not, they are albstrongly interested in having at the head of the Pension Bureau a man truly representative of the character and feeling of the mass of the veterans. He is and ought to be their official representative. He is constantly called upon to speak for and of them to the whole country, and to present their character, services, dues and needs as they should be presented. Therefore it is necessary that he should have not only the qualities of ability, in-tegrity and devotion to the interests of the country such as are required in every officeholder, but much more than these. Ho should have peculiar qualifications. He should have a record of services aud sacrifices for the Nation in the field whieh will place him in line with those who served their country best and most faithfully. He should have wounds received in the fore front of battle to attest this. Much the best of the limited number of commendable acts of the present Administration was the appointment of that splendid and terribly-wounded soldier, Gen. John C. Black, as Commissioner of Pensions, and to him is due the major part of the credit which the Administration has gained in its four years of power. The successor to Gen. Black should not be inferior to him in soldierly record. Gen. Black instituted many excellent reforms, and allowed many thousand claims; and would have allowed many thousand more had he been able to get his recommendations enacted into law by Congress. The coming Commissioner of Pensions will have an important influence in shaping the liberal pension legislation which we all expect from Congress. His recommendations and opinions will be constantly sought for, and will greatly influence Senators and Representatives. The veterans want a man who feels with them on all questions relating to the war and the men who fought it. They want a man who knows by personal experience what standing in line of battle in frout of the sav age foe means, who knows what hard marching and patient waiting means, who knows the suffering of terrible wounds. They want a man who believes in his heart of hearts the sentiment so well expressed by Gen. Harrison when he said: "This great Nation cannot use an apothecary's scale in determining what is due the men who saved its life." Among the comrades who are being urged for the position there are several who fill all these requirements admirably, and there is little fear that one such will not be chosen. The main difficulty is in deciding, among so many good men, who, taking every thing into consideration, is the best and most fit. We will be pleased to hear from the comrades as to their preferences in the matter. PAST PRACTICE "WITH THE DEBT. Onr fathers did not believe that a "public debt was a public blessing." They believed that all indebtedness was depressing, demoralizing, burdensome, and so they strained every nerve to relieve the country of the incubus laid upon it by the wars in which engaged. The Revolutionary war left us with a heavy debt which, if it could be tabulated, would be about 40,000,000. By 1811 this had been reduced to $13,253,027. The expenses of the war of 1812 ran the debt up to 108,510,831 in 181G. The process of reduction began at once, and by 1835 it was reduced to 37,513. Then came an era of Free Trade, when the resources of the country were reduced below its expenses, and money had to be borrowed, so that the debt rau up 32,721,-061 in 1843. Then the Mexican war broke out, and its expenses ran the debt up to 63,454,310 in 1850. This was reduced to 28,701,374 in 1857. We should follow our forefathers' wise example and wipe out tho present National debt as completely as they wiped out the' debts resulting from the wars of the Revolution and 1812. The King of Holland is dying. For years he has been a physical wreck. Too much "wine, women and song" did the business for him. His Kingdom will eventually fall into the hands of Germany. We have beaten the English playing checkers. There does not seem to be anything leftiiow that wo have not beaten them at, except making fishery treaties. Dan Lamont writes a letter to say that Mr. Cleveland has no intention of settling at Orange, N. J., at the expiration of his term. Probably he is afraid of the effect on the Irish vote of making his home at a place with such a name. DEATH OF. OWEN BROWN. The telegraph Teports the death and funeral near Pasadena, Cal., of Owen Brown, the last survivor of the attack on Harper's Ferry by his celebrate father, which shook slavocrncy to its very5 center. For many years Owen Brown ha3 lived a hermit's life on a lonely peak of the Sierra Madro Mountains. Although one of the most genial and companionable of men, Owen Brown had a strong disposition toward a solitary life. When I first knew him he was keeping bachelor's hall, as he expressed it, in a small cabin of one room, which he had put on his brother's pleasant little grape farm at Putin Bay Island. Everything in the room was neat and tidy, but very cheap and rude. He had a cot for a bed, and heat was supplied by a little stove fed with dried cuttings from the grapevines. He was prone to take up with all the fads and isms of the day. He had been converted to the vegetarian doctrine amoug the earliest of those who followed the somewhat celebrated Dr. Graham in his teachings; embraced the water-cure for all diseases when that was first promulgated, and when I met him, although he was then nearly 60 years old, was laboriously studying shorthand. His joints were stiff and his fingers like iron rods, but this did not prevent him from working hours at a time endeavoring to acquire the pot-hooks and turkey-tracks of the various stenographic systems. At that time he resembled his father very much, and seemed to be proud of the resemblance, for he wore his long hair in the same sort of a queue that one sees in a picture of " Old Ossawalomie." He was as pleasant, a man to meet as one could find on a Summer's day, and particularly gallant to the ladies. His firm set lips had quite a talent for turning pretty compliments. A strong Roman nose and steel blue eyes that one would not care to look at through the sights of a rifle were the most striking features of his physiognomy. Subsequently Jay Cooke appointed him the custodian of his beautiful little Summer home on Gibraltar, a small rocky islaud that helps to form the harbor of Put-iu-Boy. The isolation of this position suited him exactly, and he remained there for a number of years until the property was sold, wben he went to California and made his hermitage in the mountains. Brown was a trusted assistant of his father's during all" the bitter fighting which the old man waged against the border ruffians in Kansas, and helped largely to win the signal victory over their leader, H. Clay Pate, at Black Jack, Ean., which so much encouraged the Free State men, and correspondingly depressed the Missouri invaders. When the Harper's Ferry plot was organized Owen was made Treasurer of the xroposed new Government, and was one of the band that was domiciled near Harper's Ferry for some months prior to the attack upon the Armory. At thetime of the attack he with several companions had been sent away to bring provisions and arms up to the house The attack took nlace earlier than was planned. When Owen Brown returned to the house he found his father and the rest of the men gone, and hastened after them He and his companions came down on the Virginia side of the Potomac, and when they reached a point opposite Harper's Ferry found the engagement going on, but the Armory so surrounded that it was impossible for them to get to their friends. All they could do, therefore, was to engage the besiegers of the Armory from across the river. They kept up theirjfire'until they saw that the cud was near, when they withdrew aud made their escape. This was full of thrilling incident, for the whole country was aroused, large sums were offered for their capture, and their flight was a long gantlet of danger. Early in the war, Owen's elder brother, John Brown,jr.,whohad served in a Kansas regiment, but was discharged on account of disability, established himself on Pufc-in Bay Island, which was then remote and little visited, and shortly after Owen joined him. At the time of his death he was 74 years old. - PENSION OFFICE WORK. Comparison of the number of certificates issued for the six months ending Dec. 31, 1888, with the like period of 1887 : o o .5 5. ::::. ocS. ::::: gH. ?:rl" o o "eo cjtstaioja w -ct-i-io-i " ip'wijo "c 05 10 -4 CM r O O Original. JlSf t3 O 03 M W 1 9 CO . af8"a"88s OUClr-r"" Increase -J CT CO 13 C p OCSylOOlOM -1 Oll0 00-J o oo en o -J aJOoOCJlr-O Reissue. 83 l-l HliMM i-coic woo CO tor-at 1 t-" 10 1-4 - - C oo j. cji -j I COH-Wi c Restoration. CO -1 co p en i-" co to 05 cS ot co o J-" crra co co to O -) - OJ 1 C Duplicate. co eo 65 to so s- o i)l O li CO -1 -. o in r cc en Co to sfcgssa uoocicna Accrued. co com: . j co: toM Arrears. Act March 3, 1SS3. co en co o i to & frBOC.CO. ii- OrdorApril 3, 18S1. eo to -i co en co to 10 CO Ol it- M . to to -- - -!-' IS 10 to Order Oct. 7, 1885. HCUH to Act of Aug. 4, 18S6. en t. a it-co o Supp'l Act of Aug. -1. 1S8C. CntotnCieo to in t r- 5 co to fneo to eiCooJ-3o MI5 4.MUM Arrears Act of June 7, 1838. ..... t ..... . . . . j j j . : : . : SBBBBS g p O C i. it o B'25SS lOMOMNI- Mexican War. ppucopp Sato'ioco,H" COCO-IOJCO Total. So splendid a showing as this scarcely needs comment. The figures speak more eloquently than any words can do for the brilliant administrative ability of Gen. John C. Black. It is a duty you owe to your comrades to get at least one new subscriber for THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE. A NAVAI. nuesery. Senator Hoar made an admirable argument in the course of the discussion of the fishery clause in the tariff bill in favor of the protection to our fisheries as a nursery for our navy. But he did not show the historical importance of the matter to be so great as it really is. Beyond question we are indebted to the training given by our fisheries for very much of what is glorious in tho history of our country. Thero is no calling which develops to a higher degree the manly qualities, courage, enterprise and daring like the vocation of fisherman in the stormy waters of the North Atlantic. As early as the great seven years' war of 175603 the hardy fishermen of New England were winning victories and gaining laurels by the capture of Louisbourg and Havana, while the militia of Virginia and other more Southern colonies were having indifferent success in their contests with the French and Indiaus on the Western frontier. During the Revolution it was really the bold privateeramen, who had been nurtured in whaling aud fidhing vessels, who delivered the most hurtful blows against England and made her people most anxious for peace. So far as the war was being prosecuted on the land, it attracted very little attention in England, and might have been carried on indefinitely without exciting energetic protest, even though armies were captured, as Burgoyne's was at Saratoga, or Cornwall's at Yorktown; but the privateersmen who were swarming the seas brought the war home to England by the capture of merchant vessels. Thi3 touched the pocket-nerve of her merchants and manufacturers, and made them weary of a strugglo in which there was so little to gain and so much being lost. Tho result was a clamor for peace, and recognition of the independence of the rebellious colonies. The same thing is true of the warof 1812. The disciplined English armies made rough work with our hastily-gathered hordes of militia, which an incompetent Administration sent into the field ill-provided for and worse commanded. With the exception of the battle of New Orleans, won by Gen. Jackson, and the battle of the Thames, won by Gen. Harrison, the military history of the war of 1812 is a succession of almost unbroken and shameful disasters. The naval history was entirely different. Froman abundant supply of the finest sailors the world had ever seen, were drawn crews for our superb frigates, which were more than a match for any similar number of men that England could pit against them. Whenever English and American ships met on anything like terms of equality, tho victory was so invariably in favor of the latter that at last there became a real panic in the English navy. Senator Hoar read a letter from Mr. James, the author of the " History of the Navy of Great Britain," to Prime Minister George Canning, written in 1327, in which he candidly admits that "our seamen are more than half afraid to meet the Americans at sea. Unfortunately, this depression of feeling, this cowed spirit prevails generally over the community." Again, American privateers transformed fishing, whaling or clipper vessels swarmed the seas and reaped a richerharvest in capturing British merchantmen than they could have drawn from the finny iuhabitauls of the briny deep. Again, the sensitive pocket-nerve of the English commerce was rudely bruised, and again went up the cry for peace ; and the English Government, in spite of the success which had been achieved on laud, was glad to stop tho fighting without any mention of tho causes for which arms were originally taken up. Tho need of tho continuance of such a nursery of seamen is now more imperative than ever, since wo have so few American sailors employed in our commerce. It is a question whether we shall have our citizens engaged in fisheries and in course of training for future war, or allow the fisheries to pass entirely into the hands of the Canadians, to train their citizens for naval pursuits and be the source of incalculable damage upon us should a war break out between this country aud Great Britain. The compliment which Senator Mantler-son received from the Republicans of the Nebraska Legislature is rare, if not unprecedented, in the history of public men in this country, and is the more extraordinary coming from Nebraska, which has never before elected a Senator to succeed himself. Of the 103 Republican members of the Legislature, 101 signed a letter to Gen. Mander-son, saying that it was entirely unnecessary or him to return home to attend to his canvass for re-election, as he was the unanimous choice of tho party, and would be reelected by an overwhelming majority. Flat-teriug as this is, we know of no man in pub-life life who better deserves such a testimonial of esteem from his constituents. One of tho purest, one of the ablest, and one of the mo3t devoted men in official station, he is an honor to his State and to the Senate. Nebraska has many able and pure meny but she could not possibly have found one who would have served her and the country better than he. a i Then shook the hills with thunder riven; Then rushed the steeds, to battlo driven, And louder than tho bolts of heaven, Far flashed tho red artillery. Thus wrote Campbell in his famous "Battlo of Hohcnliuden ," which every school-boy in the land has declaimed, with gestures about as expressive as tho movement of the handle of the town pump. Military exports tell us that this sort of thing will be as much of the past the " thunder and the flashing " wo mean, not the boys' declamatory gestures as bows and arrows. The new gunpowder is silent and smokeless, and the only noise on the battlefield, will be the notes of the bugle, and ff the thunder of the Captains and the shoutings," as Job expresses it. THE LOGAN MONUMENT FUND. Tho following additions to the Logan Monument Fund have been received since tho last report: From, the following members of Slon S. Bass W.R.C., No. 7, Fort AVavne, Ind.: Millie Drake 10Robic Mank 10 Melissa Kiekley. lOlUoso Bender...... 10 Eltie Adams 10 L. Vordetnark.... JO Isabella Roberts. 10 Marie ShulUs 10 Km ma Hilton-... 10 Nettie Miller 10 Lydia Rupert-... 10 R. Neiswonger. 10 5Irs. White 10 Sarah Chamber May Soliday. 10 Nellie Mislead... 10 lain 10 10 25 10 Kate Chamber M. B. Goi-tiline 10 C.B.Lincoln 10 LvdtA A.Hrnnlcs- 10 lain D&lia Wilson Luoia A. Klutz... SueBeals 10 2 13 From the following members of Charles J. Pisley Post, No. 337, Rockford, Iowa: O. II. Lyon 10Alex MoKlroy.... 10 A. J. Merchant... 10 B. F. Ayers 10 II. P. Schuyler... 10 J. W. Jeffrey 10 C.B. Hiokok lOiFredKohUtedt- 10 C. n. Johnson.... lOOtioPIesch 10 Roval "Wilson.. 10 C. 1L Hollenbeok 10 C. B. Brooks 10 XV. D. Martin 10 A. II. Evans 10 N. D. Bowles 10 J.i:.McCulIough 10 S. W.Haveu 20 E. Crowcll 10 A. Peccher, Griggsville, 111 Asa Quiiin, Burlington. Mc - E. SItiufor, Browns Valley, Cal "Wiil Thompson Post, 113, Shclburn, Ind... "W. II. Ruffuer. Grant, Pa ....... Front tlitj following members of Fred Small Post, No. S31. Westport, Ind.: "W.T. Scott 25iWm. llnuso. 25 Lewis Smawloy.. 25JO. W, Anderson. 10 It. VT. Robiiif-on. 25,Geo. P.Eddy 10 W. R. Robbins.... 50 M. M. Mewhin- J. M. Hiitton 10! ney 10 J.W-Wiliiamson. 25' Front the following membors of B. It. Dunn Post, No. -110, New Cumberland, Ind.: W. C. Walker 23 "W. Simons 23 Sam'l Wright 10 II. Jones 25 II. Deering 10 J. Duling 25 200 25 20 50 300 25 2 15 G.G.Clark 101 A. F. Luang- 25 E. S. Sextoi Win. Millspaugh Warren Fergus... D. M. Needier.... 1"t Tti Ciittjlai-u Vi 5. Juo. Sanders.. 25 Jno. Warner 25 25 II. Simons 25 10 3 15 13 05 Previously acknowledged 8,623 Si Total SS.637 77 SUBSCRIBE FOIC THIS NATIONAL TlilB-UNE. Every man who wore the blue ovght to take The National Tribonk. It is the only champion, advocate and friend that ho has. He ought to ask all his comrades to subscribe for it, for it is as much to them as to him. The paper ought to have a half-million circulation, and will have if the comrades work for it as faithfully as it labors for them. Have you done your duty in getting one mora subscriber for TEE NATIONAL TRIBUNE? You should do this, for it is tAo best way to help your comrades. i. ...... . ,- I, PERSONAL. There is a strong expression among comradoa and citizens of Washington nnd vicinity that the incoming Administration shall retain in office Comrade Sidney L. Wilson, the Pension Agent in this city. Comrade Wilson was a member of the 72d N. Y., and lost both leg3 at Gettysburg. He entered oflico March 1, 1S35, and since then he has distributed $17,257,031 among the 36,000 pensioners of his district, which includes, besides the District of Columbia, tho States of Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia and Virginia, and has discharged his duties most acceptably in every respect. Gen. Philip Regia do Trobriand, who went into service with the 56th N. Y. during the war of the rebellion, and who came out ns Brevet Major-Genera! of Volunteers, and was made a Colonel in the Regular Army when peace was declared, now lives in New Orleans, La. ne comes of a noble French family, aud is ns skillful with brush and palette as he was with the sword. Es-Gov. Wm. M. Bunn, of Philadelphia, who, with three brothers, served gallantly in the war, aud was himaelf badly wounded, is a probable Senator from Idaho when that Territory is admit-ied as a State. Aftor his discharge from the army he was elected Register of Wills for Philadelphia, subsequently served in the Pennsylvania Senate, and was nppoiuted by President Arthur Governor of Idaho. Gen. John M. Schofield has been re-olected President of the Military Service Institution, with Col. Jame3 B. Fry, Col. J. J. Coppinger, Gen. H. L. Abbott, Col. A. Mordccni.Lieut.-Col. H. P. Curtis, Lieut.-Col. P. A. Hstgor and G. H. Cook to the Council for six years. Gen. Nathan Kimball, than whom there was no better division commander in the army, is a candidate for apoointmeut as one of the Utah Commission. MUSTERED OUT. IIunsTv TIenry Hurst, private, Co. D, 13th Mo. Cnv., died Dec. lO.lSSS.at his home, near Climax Springs, Mo., of pneumonia, after a very short illness. Comrade Hurst was a member of John F. Wilson Podt, No. 363, Department of Missouri, but was buried by Muck's Creek Masonic Lodge, of which he wits also an honored member. Ouoway. Joseph S. Ordway, who has been in failing health for years, died at his home, South Bend, Ind., recently. He hnd long been a resident of South Bend, and followed his business of chair-making for years, until compelled by ill-health to sock Home other employment. Of late he has been traveling for nn eastern nursery firm. While away from home in Michigan he had an attack of hemorrhage, and was brought home a few dnys ago in a dying condition. Comrade Ordway served "iu the 155tlt Ind., and was a member of Auten Post, No. 8, G. A. IS. He was twice married aud leaves a wife and one. son. WmiKKs. David D. Withers died in Pawtueket, II. 1., Nov. 22. Comrade Withers was born in Bel-fust, Ireland, in 1812, and came to this country when a. youth. He enlisted cud served in the Seminole and Mexican wars, and when the rebellion broke out enlisted in Co. I,Sth Ltd., and served for three yours, being promoted to the rank of Corporal. He was a member of the Soldiers and Seamen's Homo Association of Indiana, and of Tower Post, No. 17, Department of Rhode Island. Keating. Michael Keating, a messenger in the Adjutant-General's OQico, War Department, Washington, D. C.kfell from the top of the War Department building recently, aud never knew what hurt him. Keating was a soldior in the Regular service during the war. and was with Adjutant-General Drum on various duties. Heslippedon the first stair of the fifth story of the State, War aud Navy Department building and fell ovor the bannisters, landing below on the marble pavement. He never buoame conscious, and died within a few moments after the accident. Collins. Maj. Joseph Benson Collins, United States Army, retired, died in WasliiiiKton. D. C Dec. 20. Mnj. Collins was born in the District of Columbia, from whence he was appointed a Second Lieutenant of tho 4th Inf. March 29, ISIS. Hk subsequent record is aa follows: First Lieutenant, July 7, 1S53; Captain, May 11, 1SJ1; Brevet Major, Juno 27. 18C2, for gallant nnd meritorious service in the battle of Gains'a Mills, Va.; Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel. Aug. 30, 1S62, for gallant and meritorioue service in tho battle of Bull Run (second), Virginia; Major 2d Inf., Jan. 20. 1S65; Brevet Colonel, April 9, 1S65, for gallant and meritorious services during tho openUjona rosultingln the fall of Richmond, Va., and rne surrender of the Confederate army under Gen. K. E. Lee; unoasigued March 15.1S6D; honorably mustered out Jan. 1,1371; restored to the nrmv March 8, 1S79, and placed on the retired list to date Jan. 1, 1879. IlARrEK. Riohnrd E. Harper died Nov. 17 near Messina, Fla.. of chronic diarrhea, no served in Co. K. 107th 111., from August. IS02, until tho close of the war. lie was with the company until tho Inst part of IS03, when he wits taken sick and sent to the hospital; after getting somewhat better was assigned to duty in tho hoapital ; remained thero until tho ond of the war, and was mustered out. Thompson. AbrahamThompson, Co. 1. 11th lud., died at Poincroy, O., Nov. 14. Comrade Thompson had been a resident of Ohio for nboutlOyeara: wasn turner by trade, and a member of Gamaliel Bartlett Post, No. 518, Department of Ohio. He was an industrious mau, aud respected by his comrades and employers. White. Robert C. White, Co. F. 171lh Ohio, died near Pomeroy, O., Nov. 21, of paralysis. Ho was a member of Hudson Post, at Syracuse, C.and drew a ponsiou of 550 per month at tho tiino of his decease. Wood. Comrndo James E. Wood, formerly of Trov, died at Poughkoepsie, N. Y Doc 23. Ho served during the war in tho 123d N. Y. Tho remains arrived in Troy under n Grand Army escort from Poughkoepsio. They were met at the depot by a squad from Tibbits Post and Tibbits Veteran Corps, of which organizations he was formerly a member. Thodelegationsaccompaniedtheremaina to the Kural Cemetery. Kuddbll. W. D. Ruddoll, First Lieutenant, Co. B, 78th 111., died Oct. 23, at Savannah, Mo., aged 5-1 years. Comrade Ruddoll was a member of Pea-body Post, No. 11, and at the tlmo of his death was Department Circuit Clerk. He leaves a wife and children ; was a loving husband, kind father and a good citizen. i If each subscriber to TEE NATIONAL TRIBUNE will charge himself with getting one new subscriber the circulation of the pager will be doubled ai once, and with Utile trouble. Let each subscriber try it. - CHAPLAINS. Election or Bishop Newman Chnplalas In the Field. Bishop Newman and his wife are raaktag a brief visit to their former horn in Waefahtgten. It will be remembered that Dr. KiwnM was the Pastor of the Metropolitan Metbodist Episcopal chureh here where Gen. Grant amd family attended, and is also the ehoreh where Mrs. Logau worships. A reception was tendered the Doctor and his wife, under theauspieesof tb Church LyeeBK. which has made snob, a fine showing in social oireles. The largo and beautiful ehnreh was everiew-ing with distinguished friends, who had mmo to extend their hearty congratulations to the honored ex-Pastor and bis wife. The seems witnessed was exceedingly brilliant, ami will long be romaiabered by those wbe ptrtieipted. An elaborate repast was served, coosistiag of all the delicacies. Dr. Newman may appropriately be kaowa as the G.A.R. Bishop of the II. SL Ufa arch, as it is geuerally conceded that his eleetioa to tins Episcopacy was brought about by the Baited support of the delegates to the General Conference who were G.A.R. men, and who, re-membering their early drill, stood solidly la rank for the Pastor of (Jen. and Mrs. Grant and of Gen. and Mrs. Logan. Tho old veterans are potent in ecclesiastical as well as in political fights, for they eaa eleet a President as well as a Bishop. - It is said that there were about 158 members of the late General Conference who were G.A.B. men. When it is remembered that the basis of representation to this General Conference is one delegate to each of the 15 ministers at the Local or Annual Conference, who are supposed to send their leaders or beet men to. this Congress of preachers, the striking significance of tho remarkable veteran showing- becomes pleasingly apparent. TheM. E. Cnurch South ahweoniaiasamongat its best-known aud best-loved pastors a nambei of ministers who are known by their military titles, earned by actual service in the Confederate armies. Amongst these are Dr. Laverts, of the Nashville Christian Adxocate, Dr. Evans and Dr. Ball, while one of the Bishops servos' as a Major. This applies also to the other denominations, North and South. It must be admitted that a good soldier who has turned preacher should be earnest and sincere in hi3 calling, hut whether a preacher makes a good soldier is one of the few things about war Thx National Tkibcns has not discussed fully. One naturally wonders what became of all the Chaplains, that thev are not heard from. They were certainly not all killed in action. Did anyone ever see a Chaplain, except iu his cosy quarters with the Adjutant, in camp? The nrst year of the war, or in new rcgimentd, the Chaplain made as conspicuous a ligure ou dress-parade as the Drum-Major. 1 reuteuiber seeing some fancy inspection parades on Sundays while the weather was good ami there happened to be some ladies visiting headquarters, in whieh the Chaplain aud Drum-Major figured in quite effective style. The long line of 10 coin pan ies, of 100 men eich, standing at parade-rest, their heads nncevcrcd and bowed, the jaunty little fatigue caps plaeod on the muzzle of the muskets, while the Chaplain restd or prayed fervently! Then the full brass bund played, with a pathos that 1 shall never forget, that old hymn that is seng iu heaven, " Oid Hundred." Even the Portuguese hymn or dead inarch at a grand military funeral could not be- more effective than this scene near Harper's Ferry, under the shadow of the quiet Virginia Mouutains, jest oa the eve of the regiments erossing the Potomac, which to many poor fellows was not only the Eubicon, but the river of death and oblivion. There are many amusing stories told about our Chaplains also. As we all know, his inties became merely nominal, and his time was mostly occupied in efforts to prevent falling from grace iu the wicked Society of his mess. Ou the march his principal business w3 to loan his horse to some tired or lazy line etscer, und iu camp he was the postmaster and general letter-writer for the boys. Gen. X". P. Banks tells a good story of the Chaplain's trials ..nd vicissitudes, the truth of which I can vouch for ; but the clever General does uot locate this Chaplain where he belonged in the Army of the Potomac. While in Winter quarters our love letters came regularly, and were nearly always inclosed in illuminated red, white and blue envelopes, illustrated by flags with Uuiou mottoes, cannon belching forth fJro (with the cannon-ball still in sight) in tho northeast-corner of the envelope. The gunners, neatly dressed and standing to attention. were in another corner, while over the limited space left was to be written the name of the soldier, his company, regiment, brigade, division, corps and army. The Chaplain, as the postmaster, was the meat important mau iu the regiment; but when on the march the mails become mighty irregular. It was during one of these frequent obanges ofbase'that our mail service became sadly demoralized, and for days the Chaplain hadn't a single letter to deliver to the hundreds of callers. The importunities of the soldiers anxious to hoar from their best girls became so great that oven the Chaplain lost his patience. He had but one answer to perhaps a thensHnd callers with the same question each day, "No letter. I do not know anything aeons the cause of the failure of the mail." He had repeated this stereoypted phrase so often that bis friends began to fear his brain would be affected, aud advised him te write oat a notice with the information and post it outside of his quarters, that all might see is. He accordingly procured a cracker-bos lid, and with a bit of a charcoal wrote: "The Chaplain does not know anything about the mails," and nailed it to a tree, and reti red to seek rest in the quietness of the mees, who played poker all night. Some wag coming along, noticed the sign, and also the piece of charcoal, and added a iovf words of amendment to the Chaplain's notice And don't care a .' I have seen. and laughed, with hundreds of ethers, a that board. O. K. thjs iEuar. A regimcut in mo ion and the rattle ef a. i With u " rat. tat. tat! " ami a "rat, tat, taNKl Fear k on the Awe of some. Others atcpfMitx with Hptomfe, And sternly in the patter and tee omitec ef the drum. Sweeping lines In evolution; fast the wneeMeg eoinmns eunie, And a tbMfeiml bwh are stepping- te the tapping of tho drum : There are faces pale and ghim There are suses dull and munn; But a boy fa stepping proudly hefe pfeyfeeee. the drum. The rage and roar of battle, and the wtttta eli a drum: las waraiwi auw nmi ja fljinf,, '& nt. ... ..twh dUa! ct1.1 to dulo -nXlb a and n bom-m t Cruel shells expfedta aecae. And the bullets hiee nod hwm. But a drum still echoes loodly will tee tame; ne never dumb? r Dwrkitesa on the fleld of battle, wfrece the jUiemnet- beareraeonie; The Mornt ol death is ended; and they seek the struggle's sum. A pallid face; a dram. There is Mood, and both are unroll Tfa the story of a drummer and the Jlery e drum! Wonders Xrr Oaw. ."feat IV Wetktv. Proprietor Patent Medicine (in hesaitni) My poor friend, I hear yon met with a tecrJWe accident ou the railroad, near Smith's Creasing. Patient Yes; 1 was thrown fty wad given up for dead. " So I heard ; and whdn yon regained concietw-ness you were gaziug on the big rock which. contains an advertisement of nty Stomach Bitters." "Yes, Sir." "Well, you have been snatched from the jaws of death, aud I have called for a teatimeufcil." "It's a shame, sir ! 111 never write anether lino for your paper. Here was my artieta headed iu mv copy 'Suburbs and Environs.'' 'Well?" "Your compositor made it read Soapsuds aud Andirons.' " Cfcieefo Lodger. Palestine Contmaadery, Xo.18, Kulghte Templar, will bold its 11th annual reception in tho Metropolitan Oporn House, New York city, on Tuesday evening, Jan. 29. It is scarcely neces-snry to say that this afiair is always looked forward to as one ot me great social evane ot the season, and with tho grand preparations undor way, it is promised by the Executive Committee that the present will eclipse all former receptions given by this famous kl Com-mandcry. Invitations have been extended to, and it is confidently expected that the occasion will be honored with, the presence of the President of the "United States and Mrs. Cleveland, Gov. Hill and members of his stau, the Chief Executive of the Metropolis, and ether distinguished civilians aud soldiers. A spaeiol foaturo of tho occasion will be the bcwMant evolutions of the Drill Corps attached te this Comniandery. HMK1BtdKHaaiHg ft y:-:. ?fc-.'jfc ".. f-T. .1. li x' ,, .rta-it-- 4.

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