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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. C, OCTOBER 15, 1881.
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WASHINGTON, D. C, OCTOBER 15, 1851.
Do Not Delay.
We again impress upon our patrons who wish
to continue their subscriptions to The Nation
al Tribune the importance of sending on the
additional amount of one dollar before the 20th
The editor of the Philadelphia Times assumes
to lecture the Grand Army of the Republic of
Pennsylvania upon their duty as voters in the
-approaching election in that State.
.Mr. McClure is not in any respect fitted to
advise others in matters of politics, and he is
especially deficient in those qualities which are
most esteemed by Grand Army men as well as
others who rendered honorable service for the
Union during the late war. He appears to be
.afflicted with a species of moral strabismus a
.mental obliquity of vision in politics which,
prevents him from seeing things as they really
are, and renders it impossible for him to describe
what he beholds correctly. "We trust the mem
bers of the Grand Army will pay no heed to his
intermeddling, but exercise their rights as citi
zens according to their own convictions of what
is best and most proper under all the circum
stances of the case with which they will presently
have to deal.
Attorney-General MacYeagh is very anxious to
resign. We think Mac ought not to be in a hur
ry ; but stick it out until the Star Route cases are
disposed of. The people wish to know what kind
of a reformer he reallv is.
The National Tribune will, during the
sessions of Congress, contain a complete synopsis
of all proceedings had therein which are of gen
eral interest, and also furnish full reports con
cerning measures affecting the rights or interests
of the ex-soldiers and sailors of the Republic,
their widows, orphans, or heirs.
Mr. 11. A. Harlan, a son of Justice Harlan,
was last week appointed to a $1,600 clerkship in
the Post-Office Department. We wonder if there
were any ex-soldiers applicants for position, and
if there were, whether Post-Master General James
consulted section 1754 of the Revised Statutes
liefore making the above appointment?
There will be lively times in Washington
this winter; and soldiers and others interested
in legislation, and especially that which relates
to xensions, bounties, and other subjects growing
out of the late war, should subscribe to The
National Tribune if they desire to keep well
The argument of the attending surgeons in
the case of the late President may be briefly
summarized as follows : The wound was neces
sarily fatal, therefore bad surgery was not only
allowable but eminently proper.
May heaven deliver us from the hands of a
profession that can consent to, or approve of, any
The National Tribune wishes full and early
reports of army Reunions, Grand Army, and other
meetings of general interest to soldiers, for pub
lication, and asks that some of our friends will
please be kind enough to see that they are sent
to us at the earliest possible moment.
In answer to numerous inquiries we take occa
sion to say that no one can homestead more than
160 acres of the public lands. If one homestead
has been proved up and subsequently disposed
o another cannot be entered by the same party.
jjjshe jjatiawd jribmt$.
The Grand Army of the Republic.
Reports received from various sections of the
country show that the Grand Army of the Re
public continues its steady growth, and that it
has forgotten none of its past usefulness ; and
we are glad to perceive that there is a general
revival of interest manifested by its member
ship in the future welfare of the organization.
In our opinion every honorably -discharged
Unio7i ex -soldier and sailor ought to belong to it,
and there should be a Post established wherever
there are a sufficient number of persons possessing
the required qualifications to form one. By a
little effort on the part of each comrade the
present membership can be doubled Avithiu the
next year, and as numbers are increased so will
the benefits to be derived from belonging to the
order be added to.
Those who helped to preserve the integrity of
the Union must, it seems, of necessity, realize the
truth of this assertion; and, having done so,
ought without delay to add their support to the
cause for the common good of all.
The objects of the organization are worthy,
and the substantial services it has already ren
dered to thousands of comrades as well as to
the widows and orphans made by the war evi
dence what grand possibilities it may achieve in
All it needs to insure complete success is the
earnest support, hearty sympathy, and persistent
effort of every man who served beneath our flag,
and these we hope it will have, and that speedily.
It may be that some will find an excuse for
not joining the Grand Army in the fact that they
already belong to some other club or association
of ex-soldiers and sailors. To all such we would
say, belong to as many organizations as you
choose; only see to it that the Grand Army is
one of them, and the one in which yon take most
pride and pleasure. It is truly national in its
character. Its members constitute a brother
hood the bond of which was heated in the hot
flame of battle and welded by the sledge-hammer
blows dealt by the enemyrs guns. Grand
Army men may differ upon the minor questions
of politics, but there is, there can be, no difference
of opinion touching the question of loyalty to
the Union, obedience to the laws. Upon this
one point all may agree; upon this one plank all
who honorably wore the blue may stand, no
matter by what partisan name they may choose
to call themselves. We say, therefore, success to
the Grand Army of the Republic.
While God Reigns Give Credit.
We see that the Bowerston (Ohio) Banner, in
its issue of October 5, adopts as its own the lead
ing editorial in The National Tribune of Sep
tember 24, and also makes use of the article upon
Guiteau, the assassin of our late President.
Of course we are gratified to know that our
writings are appreciated; but, Brother Host,
please remember that while " God reigns " you
should give credit for original matter transferred
from The National Tribune to your own
A Word to Contributors.
We are in receipt of a large number of contrib
utions from subscribers and others, some of which
will be eventually used; but of course, as we
have to cater to the tastes of a great variety of
readers, we cannot publish a sketch or poem
simply to please one only. We appreciate the
kindness of our friends whether their offerings
are accepted or not, and trust none of them will
feel hurt if they fail to see what they have writ
ten in print.
Army and Navy news, everything connected
with the G. A. R. or other soldier organizations,
is at all times acceptable, if sent while fresh.
Incidents and anecdotes of army life, historical
sketches, &c. will also find room in our columns,
if of sufficient general interest and literary merit
to warrant publication.
Contributors must not understand that articles
sent us and which do not appear in print, are
held to be worthless ; on the contrary, we are
forced to decline many really good articles for
want of space, or because they arc not what a live
soldiers paper requires.
No Truth In It.
The senseless story recently set afloat in the
newspapers to the effect that stupendous frauds
had recently been discovered in the Pension Of
fice is evidently the work of some clerk of that
bureau who has been discharged for incompetency
or other good reason. Those interested may rest
assured that the present Commissioner will see
to it that the affairs of his Department are prop
erly administered ; and, as he has denied officially
the report to Avhich we refer, we are satisfied of
the falsity of the charges preferred and, advise
our readers to pay no attention to them.
Colonel William M. Strachan, of the Ninth
Massachusetts, which is to represent the State at
the Torktown celebration, was formerly adjutant
of the " Old Ninth " (Cass's regiment) during the
Avar of the rebellion. He Avill be accompanied by
Colonel Hanly, also of the last-named regiment,
and a number of the line officers who served
They Avill receive a hearty welcome all along
their route, and Ave are only sorry that their stay
in Washington Avill be so brief.
The defendants in the Star Route case now
before the District Supreme Court filed their
motion to dismiss the information on Tuesday.
From present appearances Mr. James and his co
reformers Avill get Avorsted in the end.
Only until October fiOth.
Those who Ave re subscribers to The National
Tribune prior to August 20, must remember
that unless they renew their subscriptions before
October 20 their paper Avill be stopped. It gives
us pleasure to state, in this connection, that but
a few remain who have not sent on the additional
amount required to continue their names upon
our books as subscribers for another year. We
are anxious, however, to retain all our old patrons,
and hence call to the attention of such as have
not renewed, the necessity of their doing so
The sum required is exceedingly small, con
sidering the amount and quality of the reading
matter furnished, and old subscribers Avho reneAv
by sending one dollar prior to October 20 get in
all sixty numbers for 1.50, instead of twelve
numbers for fifty cents; or five times as many
papers for three times as much money as they
Avould have been entitled lo had The National
Tribune been continued in its monthly form.
THE GENTLEMAN'S MONTHLY.
The second number of this valuable addition
to the periodical literature of the country has
been received, and we are more than pleased
Avith its contents. We have seen no other maga
zine fitted to take its place. The articles, many
of Avhicli are original, are Avell chosen, interesting,
and at the same time useful. We heartily com
mend it to all lovers of manly sports, and to
others also Avho Avish to keep posted in all mat
sers pertaining thereto.
GARFIELD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL.
A movement has been started in this city look
ing to the founding of a hospital to be knoAvn as
the Garfield Memorial Hospital. Last Aveek a
meeting Avas held and the initiatory steps taken.
The folloAAdng are some of the names of the
gentlemen appointed by Mr. Justice Miller, who
presided, as the executive committee of the Gar
field Memorial Hospital, pursuant to resolutions
passed at the mass-meeting held on the evening
of the 5th instant at Lincoln Hall : General W.
T. Sherman, chairman; Hon. James G. Blaine,
Hon. William Windom, General David G. Swaim,
Hon. James Gilfillan, Treasurer of the United
States, treasurer of the fund.
THE INDIAN TROUBLES.
The troubles in tlie Apache country as yet
shoAv no signs of quiering down. The troops are
kept actively employed, and it is feared that be
fore cold Aveather sdts in the outbreak may assume
even more serious proportions.
The assassin Guiteau has been indicted, and
his trial Avill take place at an early day. Mr.
ScoA'ille, his counsel, is iioav engaged in preparing
for his defence.
THE U, S. SUPREME COURT.
The Supreme Court of the United States con
vened at noon on Moaday, Avith a bare quorum,
consisting of Chief Justice Waite and Associate
Justices Miller, Bradrcy, Harlan, and Woods,
together Avith the neAvly-appointed Justice Stan
ley Matthews, atIio appeared on the bench
for the first time. Justice Field has not yet re
turned from Europe. With the exception of a
feAV unimportant motions and three or four ad
missions to the bar, the court transacted no busi
ness, and at 1210 adjourned to make the usual
call upon the President.
In the afternoon Alvin C. Searle, of San Fran
cisco, and Seymour D. Ball, of Lock HaA-en. Pa.,
Avere admitted to practice, as Avere also Charles
N. Potter, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, and F. A. Mc
Conaughy, of Belleville, Illinois.
NOT A STILL HUNT.
Ensign Ridgely Hunt, U. S. N., still retains his
desk in the office of his father, the Secretary of
the NaA-y, although he Avas ordered several weeks
ago to duty on board the Tallapoosa, on which
he reported as ordered, and is now on sea pay
under that order. He has not yet sailed a mile
on duty on board, but Avill probably be on deck
on the trip to Yorktown. He does shore duty in
his father's office as before, but his "sea pay"
amounts to 200 a year more.
ALL IN THE FAMILY.
Hall Colgate, esq., father-in-laAv and private
secretary to Colonel Charles G. McCauley, com
mandant of the Marine Corps, at a salary of S12S
per month, resigned that position last Aveek.
Charles L. McCauley, aged seventeen, son of Col.
Charles G. McCauley, commandant of the Marine
Corps as aforesaid, has been appointed to the po
sition. The place is thus kept in the family, as
are most of the places in the Marine Corps. It's
a daisy institution.
WHO IS THE OWNER.
Wrangell Land, recently taken possession of by
Lieutenant Hooper, J. S. N., on behalf of the
United States Government, and christened bv
him NeAV Columbia, is claimed by the Dominion
A BIG FAILURE IN PHILADELPHIA.
The firm of Washington Butcher's Sons, pork
packers, of Philadelphia, failed on the 10th inst.,
and it is said that their liabilities Avill amount to
91,000,000. "If all our assets' Avere active," said
one of the firm, "Ave Avould be able to pay one
hundred cents on the dollar. As it is, I do not
think we shall have to scale our claims more
than 10 or possibly 20 per cent. The principal
losses Avill be in the East and West and in Phila
delphia among the banks. The firm Avill not
suspend business, however." The house of Wash
ington Butcher's Sons Avas established 121 years
ago, and the OAvnership has never since departed
from the Butcher famih'.
General W. T. Sherman has Avritten a letter to
a friend in Ohio, saying that " Thuiiow Weed's
statement of his (Weed's) intervention with
President Lincoln and Secretary Cameron to
bring General Sherman back into the military
service in 1860 is all news to him, and that he
cannot remember that he ever met or saAv Mr.
Weed till long after the Avar Avas over."
As Ave are constantly in receipt of inquiries
concerning Bounties, we publish the subjoined
remarks for the information of our readers avIio
are adAised to paste the same in their scrap-books
for ready reference, provided they do not keep a
regular file of The National Tribune.
It should he understood Hint the following remarks
aPPty principally to VOLUNTEERS. Those who en
tered the Regular Army were placed on a some
what different footing as to bounty. Any inquiries
from Regulars Avill be answered in Correspond
Class 1. Those Avho enlisted in the Army for
three years between May 4, 1881, and July 22,
1S01 , and Avho Avere actually mustered into the
United States service prior to August G, ISo'l , and
avIio were discharged on account of disease con
tracted in the line of duty, and musicians enlist
ed and mustered as above and discharged by
reason of discontinuance of bands, before a ser-
a-icc of tAvo years, are entitled to 100 bounty, !
provided tney nave not received the same. (See
Act April 22, 1S72.)
Remarks: This class are not entitled to the
additional bounty proA-ided by the act of Con
gress approved July 28, I860.
Heirs are not entitled to this Bonntv. nnmro
I soldiers Avho Avere discharged on account of a disa-
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uuuy whim viLisicu in uic iime oj enlistment.
Class 2. Those Avho enlisted in the Army for
either tAvo or three years between April 12, 1861,
and October 24, 1863, in old regiments, (those
which had already left the State), and those who
enlisted for a term of two or three years betAveen
April 12, 1861, and December 24, 1863, in new
regiments, (those which had not left the State),
and those who enlisted betAveen April 1, 1861,
and July 18, 1864, became entitled to $100 bounty,
provided they served tAvo full years as enlisted
men, or Avere discharged by reason of wounds,
or injuries in the nature of wounds, in
curred Avhile in the line of duty, or on account of
Government no longer requiring their services, or
by reason of expiration of term of enlistment.
Remarks: Men of this class discharged be
fore full two years' sen-ice to accept commissions
forfeit the bounty; also those Avho Avere dis
charged by reason of a disability which existed
at the time of enlistment, or by reason of mi
nority, by -way of favor, or dishonorably.
Heirs of soldiers of this class a'1io die in the
service are entitled to this bounty, pro Aided they
have not received the same.
This class, and this class only, are entitled to
the Additional Bounty Act of July 23, 1866; but
a discharge to accept a commission is a bar to the
payment of the additional bounty.
Class 3. Those who enlisted after July 18,
1864, Avere promised a bounty of $100 for one (1)
year, $200 for two (2) years, and $300 for three (3)
years. This bounty was due and payable as fol
Ioavs: One-third at the muster-in; one-third at
the first regular pay-day after serAing one-half
the term of enlistment, and the remaining one
third at the expiration of term of enlistment.
Remarks : A soldier who did not serve one
half of his term of enlistment did not become en
titled to the second installment of this bounty,
and the third installment did not become due un
less he serA'ed out his full term or was discharged
on account of a wound or an injury in the nature
of a icound. If discharged by reason of a disease
the unaccrued installments Avere forfeited. This
class are not entitled to the additional bounty
provided by the Act of July 28, 1866.
Promotion to the grade of commissioned offi
cer cuts off the unaccrued installments of this
Class 4. Those avIio enlisted for a period of
three (3) years, between October 24, 1863, and
April 1, 1864, in old Tegiments, (those already
in the field), and those who enlisted in neav
regiments, (those Avhich had not left for the field),
between December 24, lS63:and April 1, 1864, be
came entitled to bounty, as follows : $60 advance
at time of muster-in; $40 Avhen two (2) months
had been served ; $40 after six (6) months' ser-A-ice;
$40 after twelve (12) months' serAice ; $40
after eighteen (18) months' serA-ice; $40 after twenty-four
(24) months' service ; and $40 at the expira
tion of term of enlistment making a bountv of
Remarks: Heirs of soldiers of this class who
died in the service, are entitled to the installments
remaining unpaid at the date of the soldiers
This class are not entitled to the Additional
Bounty. (Act of July 28, 1866.)
Promotion to the grade of commissioned officer
cuts off the unaccrued installments.
Those of this class discharged by reason of
disease are not entitled to the unaccrued install
ments; but if discharged on account of a wound,
or injury in the nature of a wound, or by reason of
services being no longer required, or on account of
expiration of term of enlistment, they become en
titled to the full $300 bounty. Those discharged
on account of a disability Avhich existed at time
of enlistment, or by Avay or favor, or by reason
of minority, or dishonorably, have no title to the
Class 5. Those who, after having rendered full
nine (9) months' continuous sen-ice in the arm-,
after April 12, 1S61, received an honorable dis
charge, and afterwards re-enlisted in another
organization for three years, betAveen Janury 1,
1863, and April 1, 1864, (enlistments in the Vet
eran Reserve Corps excepted,) are, if not already
mustered out as ATeteran A-olunteers, entitled to be
placed on the rolls of the regiment in Avhich they
enlisted the second time as veteran volun
teers. Such change of record would entitle
them to a further bounty of $100 or $200, or less,
according to the date of their second enlistment
and the period of actual service.
Heirs of this class can effect a A'eteran muster
and recoA-er the further bounty.
This class (5) are not entitled to the Additional
Bounty. (Act of July 28, 1866.)
Class 6. Drafted men, and substitutes for men
Avho had actually been drafted, avIio entered the
service for a term of three years between
March 3, 1863, and September 5, 1864, became
entitled to $100 bounty, provided they served
tAvo full years as enlisted men, or Avere discharged
on account of Avound or injury, or by reason of
close of Avar or expiration of term of service.
This class haATe no title to the Additional
Bounty. (Act of July 23, 1866.)
Class 7. Those embraced in Class 2 became
entitled to $50 or $100 additional bountv,
(Act of July 28, 1866), according to whether
term of enlistment Avas for tAvo or three years,
and the length of sen-ice, provided they have
not received, nor are entitled to receive a greater
bounty than $100 for all service. The receipt of
United States bounty in excess of $100 excludes
from the benefits of the Additional Bounty
Act of July 28, 1866.
Those who enlisted as in " Class 2," and avIio
were transferred to the Navy or Marine Corps,
are not entitled to the additional bounty, not
Avithstanding the fact that they are entitled to
the original bounty.
A soldier who accepted a commission forfeited
Heirs of soldiers of this class who died in the
service are not entitled to this bounty.
General Remarks: An uncancelled charge
of desertion on the muster-rolls is a bar to the
payment of any bounty. The charge must be
removed, or modified toT " absence Avithout leave,"
before bounty can be collected,
Dishonorable DISCHARGE carries with it
forfeiture of bounty, as Avell :vs pay and other
Those who enlisted for one hundred days,
or for three, six, or nine months, are not en
titled to bounty for such enlistments, nor are
those who enlisted for one year prior to July
Those Avho were drafted for one year, and their
substitutes, are not entitled to bounty.'
No bounty has been provided for those Avho en
listed into the Navy or Marine Corps prior to
July 18, 1864. Enlistment after that date brings
them in Class 3.
Confederate prisoners of war who enlisted into
i J'Tederal service in either of the six regiments
of United States Volunteers," are not entitled to
any bounty, but deserters and prisoners from the
Confederate army who enlisted into anv Federal
State organization are entitled.
Any person can, by a careful' perusal of the for
going remarks (unless there is some peculiarity
connected with Ins case) determine whether he is
entitled to any further bounty.
The proposed Equalization Bounty Bill will, if
it becomes a law. grant to late enlisted men ei"-'ht-and
one-third dollars bounty a month for each
month of service, deducting all United States
bounty heretofore paid. Eight and one-third
dollars bounty a month is equal to $100 bounty
a year. Any of our readers who desire to learn
the amount of bounty to Avhich they Avill be en
titled should the Equalization Bill become a law,
should multiply the number of months of acfual
service by eight and one-third dollars, and from
the product subtract the amount of bounty
already received from the United States. The
remainder (if any) Avill show the amount they
Avill be entitled to receive if the bill becomes a
WHAT THE LAW SAYS.
Section 1754 (Revised Statutes U. S.) Persons
honorably discharged from the military or naval
serA-ice by reason of disability resulting from
Avounds or sickness incurred in the line of duty
shall be preferred for appointment to civil offices,
proA-ided they are found to possess the business
capacity necessary for the proper discharge of
the duties of such offices.
Section 1755 (ReA-ised Statutes U. S.) In grate
ful recognition of the services, sacrifices, and
suffering of persons honorably discharged from
the military or naval serA-ice of the country by
reason of wounds, disease, or expiration of term
of enlistment, it is respectfully recommended to
bankers, merchants, manufacturers, mechanics,
farmers, and persons engaged in industrial pur
suits to give them the preference for appoint
ments to remunerative situations and employ
ments. HEADSTONES FOR SOLDIERS' GRAVES.
For the information of all concerned we pub
lish the following in reference to headstones over
the graves of Union soldiers. 1. The Quartermaster-General
has decided that headstones are
not to be furnisned for soldiers buried after the
passage of the law of February 3, 1879. 2. A de
scription of the headstones is as follows:
A marble slab tAvo inches thick, ten inches
Avide, fifteen inches high above ground and
twenty-seven inches in the ground. The stone
to be American Avhite marble, of fine grain, good
texture and hard, and fnlly equal in grade to the
slabs exhibited as standards in the Office of the
Quartermaster-General at Washington, D. C.
These standards are of grades known to the trade
as No. 1, Average, and No. 2.
The part of the slab Avhich will be shown above
ground to be dressed in the usual manner of fin
ishing marble headstones, and to have the top
slightly curved. The edges to be slightly
rounded, to guard against nicking in transporta
tion. On headstones for the knovrn are to be inscribed
the number of the grave, the name, company,
and regiment of the soldier, and rank, if any,
Corp. E. S. Miller.
Co. A, 1st R. I. Cay'y.
For graA-es of private soldiers the rank Avill be
omitted. All abbreA-iations in the rank, Chris
tian names, States, and organizations to be made
in accordance Aith the lists of inscriptions to be
furnished hereafter by the officer in charge of
On headstones for the unknoAvn the inscription
is to be as follows :
U. S. Soldier.
Figures and letters are to be one inch in length
and one-eigth of an inch in depth : they may be
in relief or incised, at the option of the bidder.
The style of lettering to be as above indicated.
3. The following is the proper form for an ap
plication for a headstone :
To the Quartermaster-General, United
States Army, Washington, D. C.
General: The following is a list of Union
soldiers buried in the Cemetery at ,
Avhose graves are unmarked :
Date of death.
Here insert name, rank. &c, &c
Congress has recently authorized the erection
of headstones over the graves of Union soldiers
who are buried in private and A-illage cemeteries.
This Avill be done as soon as the necessary ar
rangements can be made. In the meantime" the
Quartermaster-General, at Washington, is col
lecting the necessary information "as to whore
these headstones are required. All persons hav
ing any knowledge of the burial places of U. S.
soldiers in priA-ate cemeteries, Avhose graves are
not marked, are requested to communicate the
fact to the Quartermaster-General, and give the
regiment, company, and date of deatli of de
ceased, if known. Similar information is de
sired from all parties in charge of sneh cemeteries.
Of course, it is not intended to furnish head
stones for graves OA-er which monuments have
already been erected by the relatives or friends
of the deceased.
M. C. Meigs,
BreA-et Major-General, U. S. Army.
Washington, D. C, March 1, 1879.
THE AMERICAN WINS.
The race for the CcsareAvitch, distance tAvo miles
two furlongs and twenty-eight yards, came off at
NeAV Market, England, October 10, and AA'as Avon
by Mr. J. R. Keen's three-years old bay colt Fox
hall. The betting against Foxhali just before the
start was 9 to 2. He took up the running three-
quarters of a mile from home, and Avon
commonest canter by about ten lengths.
Foster, Republican, about 15,000