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THE NATIONAL TBIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. C, MAECH 4, 1882.
For The National Tkibunk.
by r. n. ii.
" He cannot live until tho morn,"
The surgeon softly said ;
" Before the coming of the dawn
Your cowirnde will bo dead."
They watched all night beside his col,
The brave men gathered there ;
A tear was in each loving eye
And on each lip a prayer.
No word they spake, yet well I know
Their thoughts were far away ;
They seemed to hear the bugles blow
The music of the fray.
They seemed to see that long line form,
That wild charge up the hill,
And then the thunder of the guns !
They felt their pulses thrill ;
For there, right in the face of death,
Still pressing to the fore,
The youngest of tho regiment
Its precious colors bore !
And on and up, until at last
They crowned the crest, where he
Almost alone of all was left
To sound the victory !
" He cannot live until the morn ; "
Yet once he raised his head,
lie waved his arm ; he tried to cheer :
The morning found him dead !
FAIR OF THE VETERAN CORPS,
, The opening of the fair of the Union Veteran
Corps last Monday evening was a most magnificent
success. Long before eight o'clock the capacious
hall was jammed, and hundreds, unahle to find even
standing room, were compelled to postpone their
visit until another evening. Shortly after, Speaker
Keifer, the Secretary War, General Sherman and
staff, General Phil Sheridan, and Geueral Critten
den of Kentucky, entered the hall and were es
corted to the stage hy the reception committee.
Captain S. E. Thomasson called the assemhlage to
order and in a few well-chosen words introduced
the orator of the evening, Hon. J. Wauxm Keifer.
Speaker Keifer canio forward to the front of the
stage and spoke as follows:
I would ho a prophot to-night if I were to predict
that this fair would bo a gran I success. The pres
ence of all these distinguished gentlemen arouud
me and' the attendance of this great mass of people
indicate tho widespread interest felt in the Union
Veteran Corps of this city. It is a pleasing duty on
my part to appear before yu to-uiiiht to briefly
state some of tho objects of the Union Veteran
Corps and the purposes which have moved them to
hold this fair. First let me say that the Union
Veteran Corps is composed exclusively of honorably
discharged soldiers and sailors of the late war. The
patent for membership in all who apply for admis
sion to its ranks is the evidence that the soldier or
sailor did his whole duty for the cawse of the
Union in the hour of our country's peril and trial.
But this corps, organized as it is in this city, has
higher objects than those usually pertaining to
Teteran organizations of soldiers and sailors. It is
in yoar midst au organized military company of
tried aad trusted men. In the presence of tnese
generals and other distinguished officers of the
army it is no disparagement to say that the militia
of the country the organized forces outside of tho
army have always to be appealed to in times of
great trouble and peril to the Nation. The presence
of a well-organized and well-disciplmed military
company in a great city is always valuable in pre
venting riot and disorder and protecting public
and private property. Should such a disturbance
eome here in the Capital you can safely rely upon
4he Union Veteran Corps to restore auo maintain
peace and good order. But if none of these substan
tial and material objects are to be regarded as rea
sons sufficient for patroniziLg the Union Veteran
Jerps' fair it will be all sufficient for the patriotic
people of the Capital to know they are aiding the
corps m increasing and keeping together its organi
sation, that they may continue to keep alive the
fraternal feelings that were first engendered on the
march, around the camp-fire, at the bivouac, and
on the battle-field. In conclusion, let me appeal to
the citizens of the city of Washington, to all persons
-interested in the peace and prosperity of this most
beautiful Capital, to aid and liberally patronize this
fair of the veterans of the Union now about to be
opened. It becomes my pleasing duty to introduce
to you the Honorable Secretary of War.
When the applause had subsided, Hon. Robert T.
Lincoln addressed the audience.
As tho Secretary took his seat amid rounds of ap
plause, there were loud calls for General Sherman,
and, after some urging, the hero of "the march to
the sea" stood up and addressed the assemblage as
Ladies and Gentlemen: It was distinctly un
derstood when we came hero tonight that I was not
to be called upon to make a speech. General Keifer
is the speaker, and as the Secretary of War has for
mally declared the fair open, I don't see what you
want more. I am not disposed to make a speech,
but as I am a Yankee I want to ask a question.
Why are you not around at these pretty tables with
their prettier girls spending your money? I see
enough veterans of 1861 to 1665, and emblems
enough of the past about me to make me talk all
night if I should once get started. I as-ure you,
friends, bretheren yes, and "tistren," too that
the Regular army of the United Slates is made up
of flesh and blood just like these veterans, and
should another need for their services occur, it
would be very handy to have a stock of old captains,
lieutenants, and sergeants to draw upon to teach
you the business of war again. The regular army
is but a school a nucleus to which you can attach
your sheet anchor when the State is in danger.
There is u difference petween tho regulais and the
Tolunteers. We dress on the right guide when we
wheel to the left, just as you do, and aro governed
by tho same regulations. When you are in trouble,
or the cities or States aro in trouble, you are very"1
likely to call for some of " Uncle Sam's " regulars to
straighten matters out. v I hope you all
have something in your pockets to aid the old sol
diers, and I also hope that this fair will be success
ful and prosperous in the highest degree. I thank
At tho conclusion of General Sherman's remarks,
which were most enthusiastically applauded, the
name of Sheridan rang through the hall, and, in
spite of his protestations, "Little Phil" was forced
to come to the front of tho platform, whore his
presence was greeted with ringing cheers. Turn
ing his eyes over the sea of upturned laces in front
of him, General Sheridan said :
Ladies and Gentlemen : I came here on the
wing, find that I have been caught on the wing, and
realize that it is very hard to make a speech on tho
wing. I can only say, therefore, that, as has been
stated by General Keifer and General Sherman, I
was a volunteer during the late war. Most of the
service performed by me during the war was as a
volunteer. I sympathize most heartily with you
all here. I was with you in patriotism and senti
ment when you were far from your homes on the
battle-field and I am with you in patriotism and
sentiment agam to-night in all you hope to accom
plish in this meeting. May your fair be a success
in every respect.
This closed the formal ceremonies, and the busi
ness of the evening commenced in earnest. A
scarred, and bearded veteran reached up his hand
to Sheridan, with tho remark: "General, I was
with you at Cedar Creek." The Lieutenant-Gen-eral
grasped the oustretched hand, shook it warmly,
and answered : " Yes, and so were all the good-looking
men." For nearly a half hour there was an
informal reception held on the stage, and many of
the assemblage were presented to tho distinguished
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guests of the Veterans. Among the other distin
guished guests present were General W. E. W.
Ross, of Baltimore; Genera! E. B. Ayres and staff,
General Mitchell, General George Smith, General
MacFeely, Senator Harrison, of Indiana; Hon.
Alonzo Bell. Captain T. S. McDougal, Hon. A. D.
Hazen, and M. M. Parker. The prestige with which
the fair of tho Union Veterans has been opened is
conclusive evidence that it will bo a complete and
perfect success in every respect. The receipts at
the various stands were very largo, the floral bower
being patronized to an extent that indicated that
cestheticisui is on the increase among the denizens
of the Capital.
A HANDSOME DONATION.
One of the handsomest donations received by the
Union Veteran Corps is a Grand Army rank badge,
presented by The National Tribune, of this city,
and which is to be awarded to tho present or past
Commander who shall receive tho highest number
of votes cast during the continuance of the fair
which opened on the 27th ultimo. Tho badge, now
on exhibition in the window of Messrs. y"illett &
R mlT's store, is of the regulation size, shape, and
design, worked in solid gold, and presents a de
cidedly rich and massive appcarauce. From the cross
bar, which represents a miniature shoulder-strap,
bearing upon its enameled centre the insignia indi
cating the wearer's rank, the badge is suspended by
means of two golden chains, attached to the outer
eHds of the bar and the two uppermost points of the
siar, from the lower point of which a wjeath of
gold extending upward on each side forms a half
circle inclosing the pendent. From the centre of the
bar, depending from a liuk, is the corps badge, in
gold, and enamel, above which, attached to the
bar itself, is an artistically-designed scroll to re
ceive the lettering when the name of the fortunate
owner shall have been ascertained. The badge is
the work of Joseph K. Davidson, manufacturing
jeweler, of Philadelphia, and reflects great credit
not only upon hiim. but also upon The National
Tribune, which conceived the idea of the gift and
has thus carried it into effect. There will doubtless
be a brisk competition among Grand Army men and
their friends tor the prize, each striving to secure
it for his or ker own particular candidate. The
winner, whoever he may be, will certainly not
cry out, "Save me from my lriends!" when it is
presented to him. National Republican.
Grand Army Matters.
Cummings Post, No. 37, Department of Vermont,
G. A. Ii., located in Hinesburgh, recently elected
and installed the following comrades as offlcers for
the year ensuing: Commander, J. H. Allen; S. V.
C, Andrew Somers; J. V. C, A. H. Weed; Adj't,
Loran Walker, Q. M., A. C. Jodoin ; Chaplain, H.
PI. Tilley; Surg., Ge rge R.Toby; O. D., Alexander
Roland; O. G., P. Furlong; S. M., Henry triuce;
A. Q. M., Ben Charles.
The Post also held a Camp-firo at the M. E.
Church February 7th, on vbieh occasion Rev. D. F.
Brooks, of Hinesburgh, gae his lecture, '" Sunshine
and Shadows of Camp Life." The Hineburgh quar
tette furnished home very fine selections of music.
Post No. 90, Department of Massachusetts, G. A.
R., of Danvers, has been holding a fair which
proved a financial success. It was largely attended
during the week of its continuance.
Post 34, G. A. R., of Salem, Mas., gave a grand
calico and necktie sociable last Thursday evening
at their hall. Dancing was the chief feature of the
occasion, and under the able management of Messrs.
Eastman, Heathcote, Jones, May, Leonard, Glazier,
and Pickering the affair was rendered a delightful
Otis Chapman Post, G. A. R, Chicopee, Mass.,
gave a grand concert Friday, February 21, for ben
efit of relief fund. Netted $100. C. H. Tracy is
commander. Post numbeis 70 members.
Past Commander F. W. Medes, of Louis Btll Post,
G. A. R., of Manchester, N. H., has bo.n presented
with an elegant watch by his comrades.
A member of Dan McCook Post, No. 53, G. A. R.,
of Elmwood, 111., writes :
" We have a Post of G5 members here, and are in
good working order. The Post was mustered a lit
tle over two years ago, with about tw nty members,
and has recrui:ed to the present number, and there
is applications of three more to bo mustered in at
next meeting. The Post is having a military alle
gory, entitled. 'The Union Scout,' played by the
momb"rs of the Po3t, and it takes well with the
" I would like to see all old soldiers belong to the
G. A. R., lor 1 think it a grand Order, and one to
which every ex soldier ought lo belong."
The Steuben Courier, of Bath, N. Y., says: The
third annual Camp fire of Post Custer ast Friday
evening was an entire success. In addition to the
home braves, a number of members of Baldwin
Post, No. 6, of Elmira, favored the occasion with
their presence. Commander Leavitt and Dr. Goff
represented Rodney E. Harris Post of CohoGton,
and from Corning wo noticed tho genial face of
General Lansinf. The attendance is estimated at
something like four hundred. The festivities con
tinued till a late hour and all present carried away
pleasant impressions of this third Camp-fire of Post
From the San Jose Tunes of the 19th ultimo we
condense the following report of the proceedings
had at the recent Annual Encampment of the G.
A. R , Department of California, held in that city:
Tho Fifteenth Annual Encampment of the Grand
Army of the Republic, Department of California,
began its second day's session yesterday at 9:30 a.
in. at Champion Hall, Department Commander C.
Mason Kinne in the chair.
After the roll of officers and members was called,
Comrade Houghton, Chairman of tho Committee
Report of Veterans' Dome Association, submitted
the following report, which was uaanimousljr
The report recommends that the Grand Army join
with the "Associate Veterans of the Mexican War"
in establishing a Veterans' Home for worthy officers,
soldiers, marines, and sailors who have honorably
served in the army or navy of the United Stales,
the association thus formed to bo represented by
twenty-five members who must be citizens of Cali
fornia or Nevada. Twenty must be selected by the
Department Encampment G. A. R. of the Depart
ment of California and five by the "Associate Vet
erans of the Mexican War." Of the members of the
Board of Directors to be selected from among the
members of the association nine must be repre
sentatives of the G. A. B. and two of the Mexican
Following the adoption of the foregoing report a
resolution was adopted appointing C. Mason Kinne,
Department Commander, as one of the twenty-five
members of the new association referred to, and
authorizing him to appoint the remaining twenty
four. A resolution was also adopted, that tho next An
nual Encampment be held in' San Francisco in
It was also resolved to hold the next Semi-Annual
Encampment in Santa Cruz on tnc first Saturday iu
The report of the Assistant Adj utant-Geueral then
submitted shows a gain of 25 now Posts during the
year last past, and about 900 members. Number
mustered in during the year, 1,095. Pots were
established at the following places :
California Healdsburg, Santa Ana, Biggs, Chico,
Santa Rosa, Ferndale, San Quentin, Stockton, Wat
sonville, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, Wilmington,
San Diego, and St. Helena.
Oregon Oregon City, Portland, Albany, Forest
Grove, and Eugene City.
The report of the Assistant Quartermaster Gen
eral exhibits the following statistics: Balance, in
cluding receipts, $13,323; disbursements, $10,863;
balance on hand, $2,474. The relief expenditures
amounted to $1,SS0.86.
Election of officers was next in order.
W A. Robinson, of George H. Thomas Post, No. 2,
San Francisco, was elected Department Commander;
J. M. Davis, Lyon Post, No. 8, Oakland, D. S. V. C. ;
R. H. Warfield, Rook Matheson, No. 16, Healds
burg, D. J. V. C. ; J. C. Tucker, Joe Hooker, No. 11,
Medical Inspector; Rev. A. S. Fiske, George H.
Thonias Post, 2io. 2, San Francisco, Dep. Chaplain.
J. L. Skinner, Sumner Post, No. 3, Sacramento ; A.
W. Collins, Lyon Post, No. 8, Oakland; G. L.Har
ris, George H. Thomas Post, No. 2, ban Francisco ;
G. W. Ireland. Lincoln Post, No. 1, San Francisco,
and A. G. Bennett, Phil Sheridan Post, No. 7, San
Jose, Council of Administration. W. H. Holmes,
Post No. 2; J. C. Tucker, Post No. 11; W. S. Rose
crans, Post No. 2, Delegates to tho National En
campment. E. M Gibson, Post No. 8 ; R. M. Apgar,
Post No. 1 ; F. M. Cooley, Post No. 1, Alternates to
tho National Encampment.
A resolution was adopted instructing the dele
gates to the Encampment to use their best efforts to
have the next Encampment held in San Francisco
Resolutions of respect to the memory of the late
President Garfield were also adopte I.
The of licers-elect were then installed by Depart
ment Commander C. Mason Kinne, and made short
It was moved and carried that the sincere thanks
of the Encampment be tendered to Phil. Sheridan
Post for the courteous maunor in which they had
received the members of the Department and En
campment, and a resolution was passed thanking
Past Department Commander C. Mason Kinne, for
the very efficient manner in which ho had dis
charged the duties of his office during tho past
Also, a resolution offered by comrado Goldsby, pro
claiming the object ol the organization to be purely
patriotic, charitable, and fraternal, and that with
political issuis it has nothing whatever to do, the
members being free to act and vote on all political
questions without regard to or influences from their
connection with the Grand Army of tho Republic.
The resolution was unanimously adopted.
Alter a vote of thanks to all good citizens for tho
glorious work in connection with tho raisivg of
lunds in aid of the Veterans' Homo Association, the
Encampment adjourned ttiiie die.
A ROUSING CAMP-FIRE.
On tho evening of February 17th W. H. Sargent
Post, No. 20, G. A. R., of Janesville, Wiseonsin, held
a rousing Camp-fire, which was attended not only
by all the comrades living in that vicinity, but also
by many lioni distant points. Among the visitors
were Griff J. Thomas, Past Department Command
er; J. D. Galloway, A. A. Gen., Department of Wis
consin, G. A. R. ; Dr. P. B. Wightman, surgeon, and
Lieut. L. T. Nichols, Past Commander of Post 4, of
Berlin; Past Department Commander H. G. Rogers,
of MiLvaukee; Col. C. R. Matso, and Col. Jas. A.
Sexton, of Post 28, Department f Illinois, and a
large number of others from various localities.
The programme as carried out consisted of music,
an address oi welcome by Hon. J. C. Metcalf, reci
tations, the relation of anecdotes aud incidents of
camp-life, a supper, and addresses by Grill" J. Thomas,
and others. Past Department Commander Thomas's
address, the closing portion of which appears else
where, was eloquent throughout and breathed the
true spirit of lo alty to Flag and comrades.
On of the incidents of the occasion was the pre
sentation by Commander S. C. Cobb, of Sargent Post,
on behalf of the G. A. R., of a mag n ifi con t gold watch
to Past Department Commander Thomas, and which
so astonished tho latter that ho almost "lost his
tongue." He came to time, however, in season to
save his reputation as an orator.
Another pleasant interlude was the reading of a
letter of regrets from Geo. W. Peck, who was unable
to bo present, and which brought down the house.
' Peck'.s Regrets" appear in full on the third page,
and the Tribune's readors will nover regret it if
they read the communication through.
Iho Camp fire whs extinguished before morning
and will be long and pleasurably remembered by
all who were present either as eomrades or guests.
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SURVIVORS OF REBEL PRISONS.
TheUnionEx prisoners of War Association of New
York, has issued a circular, calling upon all who
have suiTered in rebel prisons to advocate tho pas
sage of a bill, introduced in Cougreas by Hon. A. M.
BIiks in January last, to pension the survivors, and
also the widows of those who have died.
''.' lose interested can obtain full particulars by
addressing George tl. Lawrence, corresponding sec
r tary of the association, East New York, New
GRAND ARMY NATIONAL ENCAMPMENT.
General George S. Merrill, Commander-in-Chief
of tho Grand Army of the Republic, was in the city
yesterday in conference with General Wm. E. W.
Ross and Colonel Graham Dukehart, Department
Commander of Maryland, relative to the national
meeting to be held here in June. Goneral Merrill
appointed Wednesday. Juno 21, as the day of meet
ing. General Ross, chairman of tho executive com
mittee on reception and entertainmonfi of guests,
has been busy organizing his committeo, and will
call them together next Thursday evening for
organization. General Morrill states that the
great st enthusiasm exists among the Grand Army
members of other States iji respect to the coming
encampment. Baltimore's hospitality is so well
known abroad that the meeting will be th largest
ever held. The executive committee in chargo of
the arrangements consists of three delegates from
each Post of tho State of Maryland, and they have
been selected by the Post commanders with great
care. General Ross has communications from nine
teen Posts, in different sections of the country,
advising him of their intention to Le present in
uniform t& act as escort to the officers of the en
campment. As soon as the committee meets iuvi
tations will be extended to each department to send
representative Posts. General Merrill and Corporal
Tanner, Collector of Brooklyn, who accompanied
him, left for New York as soon as the preliminaries
were arranged. Baltimore Sun, February 25th.
THE G. A. R. IN INDIANA.
The Grand Army, Department of Indiana, held
its Annual Encampment last month at Indianapolis.
The various Posts were Avell represented and the
business meeting was supplemented by a Camp-firo
given under the auspices of Gen. George H. Thomas
Post, which proved a pleasant affair.
The Department officers selected to serve for the
ensuiug year, and who were duly installed, are as
Commander, James R. Carnahan ; S. V. O, Edwin
Nicar, of South Bend ; J. V. O. A. C. Rosencranz, of
Evansville ; Medical Dirt ctor, Dr. W. Scott, of Ko
koino; Chaplain, Rev. J. W. Harris, of Crawfords
rille. The staff officers appointed and announced
by the commander, were Ben. D. House, of Indian
apolis, A. A. G. ; G. H. Shover, of the same city, A.
Q. M.Gen., and as Judge AdvoGate Gen., Hon. Thos.
The selection for delegates to the National En
campment, were: For State at Large, George J.
Langsdale, Robert S. Robertson, and J. L. Wooden ;
Delegates, with three Alternates, John Spies, H. L.
Miller, and M. D. Maiison.
The Council of Administration consist of the five
elective members as follows : J. A. Girley of Annap
olis, A. Seebren of Petersburg, G. F. McGinnis of
Indianapolis, C. M. Scoft of Boswell, and W. A.
Quigley of Madison.
THANKS TO SENATOR INGALLS.
Headquarters Col. Baker Post, No. 13,
Cherry Creek, Nevada, Feb. 1, 18S2.
Editor National Tribune, Washington, D. C.
At a regular meeting of Col. Baker Post, No. 13,
G. A. R., it was
Resolved, That a vote of thanks be tendered te
Senator Ingalls for his untiring efforts, in behalf of
the disabled soldiers in the late war for the restora
tion of the Union an? for his able defense of the pen
sions arrears bill. Such action upon his part demon
strates that we fought n$t in vain.
Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be for
warded to Senator Ingalls and a copy to The Na
tional Tribune, Washington, D. C.
I. C. Moon,
Wilson Carey, Adjutant.
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Another great "six days' go-as-you-please"
walking match began at Madison Square Garden,
New York, on Sunday night, tho contestants being
Rowell, Hughes, Hart, Scott, Vint, Noremac, Fitz
gerald, Hazael, Pauchot, and Sullivan. Rowell ac
complished the unprecedented feat of making 150
mile3 the first day in 22 hours 28 minutes and 35
seconds, and as we go to press still retains the lead.
GEORGE E. LEMON
"WASHINGTON, D. C,
Attorney -at -Law and Solicitor of
United States and Foreign
Established in 1865.
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Answers to Correspondents.
We are obliged to answer certain Inquiries of the same
nature in each issue of our paper. Wldle we cheerfully
furnish information to subscribers in this column, we
suggest that much labor, time, and expense may be saved
both to ourselves and to our correspondents, if the latter
and other subscribers would keep a file of the paper.
Tboy could then, at any time, fcurn to the file and proba
bly find the very inquiry answered about which they
would have written to us. We trust that each and every
subscriber will profit by this suggestion.
Princeton. Minn. It is about time you licard
from your claim.
T. G., Soldiers' Home, Togus, Me. Tbe Pen
sion Office is considerably behind in its work, aud
it will probably bo two or three months before your
case can be reached in its regular order. Wo do
not think it advisable to write your member thus
E. J. T., Sunnydale, Kan. There is no more
bounty due you.
E. F. M., Laconia, N. Y. The act of April 22d,
1872. does not affect your case. Having served less
than two years and been discharged for other cause
than wounds, or injury in nature of wounds, you
are not entitled to bounty. If the bill to equalize
bounties should become a law yon will then be en
titled to $3.33 per month for the timo actually
Rockdale, Ind. Your claim will be acted upon
by the Board of Review, probably in the course of
a monti. Additional evidence is seldom asked for
when a case has progressed thus far. General Bur
bridge was Colonel of the Twenty-Sixth Kontucky
in early part of 18G2. The regiment was organized
in March of that year.
D. C. T., Parsons, Kan. Your claim seems to
be in good shape. If more evidence is required it
will be called for so soon as the case is reached for
E. H. E. Examining Surgeons are appointed by
the Commissioner of Pensions. Tho loss of one
hand, or any disability equivalent to such loss, on
titles the soldier to $18 per month.
Subscriber, Mineral Point, Mo. You will
probably hear from your case in the course of two
or three months at iarthest.
J. McC. There is no general law under which
you can obtain relief. You might succeed in se
curing the passage of a special act of Congress,
F. II. C, Durham, Conn. It is unfortunate
that your claim is not on file, but the law prohibits
arrears in all cases filed since June 30, 1830.
A. J. R., Doylestown, Pa. It is about time
your case was reached for action. It will be acted
upon so soon as its tRrn comes.
R. S., Orange, N. J. It sometimes happens, as
in your case, evidence is called for in advance of
the avt rage time. If you have furnished all the
testimony your case ought to be acted upon in the
course oi a few months.
J. J. B., Quality Valley, Ky. The claimant
must be absolutely suffering for necessaries in order
to have case made special. 2. If family physician
is dead, testimony of intimate friends and neigh
bors having personal knowledge will be accepted.
3. Regimental surgeon, if it covers all required
facts, is sufficient.
J. B. H., Jackson, Ohio. You are probably re
ported as a deserter, and if so, cannot recover Gither
pay or bounty until the charge is reiiovcd.
J. R. J., White Rose, Wis. The Adjutant Gen
eral is from eight months to a year behind in re
sponding to calls from the Pension Office for sol
dier's military history.
G. W. B., Seymour, Conn. General J. B. Rick
etts lives in this city. Captain William A. Elder
kin, now Commissary of Subsistence, was in Battery
I, First artillery, in 1861. His address is Cheyenne,
Wyoming Territory. Company I, First artillery, is
stationed at Fort Canby, Washington Territory.
O. R., Ludlow, Yt. Application for commuta
tion for loss of arm, was formerly paid through
Surgeon General's Office. A question concerning
the proper office for payment has arisen, but if you
send application to either the Surgeon General TJ.
S. A., or to the Commissioner of Pensions, it will
L. S. W., Concoed, Del. Es bounty is paid to
volunteers enlisting for but one hundred days, but
it such soldier was killed in battle, a bounty ot $100
is paid to his widow or children.
Mrs. C. H. B., Norwich, Ct. A widow forfeits
her right to a penion by remarriage. Nor is she
entitled to a pension from the date of the soldier's
death to the date of her remarriage, unless applica
tion therefore was made prior to July 1, 1830.
A. S. T., Tex. Persons who enlisted, in the vol
unteer service after April 30, 1S65, are not allowed
bounty. No bounty is paid for enlistments in the
Regular army aftor June 30, 1S65.
William: W., Albany, O. A soldier enlisting
for thre- years prior to July 22, 1861, is not enfitled
to the bounty of $100 as provided by the act of April
22, 1872, unless he was actually mustered into the
service prior to August 6, 1861.
The present post-office addresses of the following
named persons are desired by subscribers to The
National Tribune. Any one able to give in
formation touching tht ir whereabouts will confer
a favor by corresponding with u:
1. Captain Lyman D. Bridges, Company G, Nine
teenth Illinois Infantry, in 1S62-3.
2. Lieutenants Hileman and Williams of Company
(J, Fifteenth TJ. S. Regulars, or any members, of
said company in 1862 and 1S63.
3. Surgeons Joseph Hopkinson and Moon, of Mower
n-spital; William Warbrick, of Company C,
Sixth Pennsylvania Cavalry ; also officers or men
of Fifty-third cempany, Second battalion, Veteran
4. Doctor Hofineister, Surgeon Eighth Iowa In
fantry. 5. Francis M. Miller, Company F, Fiftieth Illinois.
6. George De La Yergen, Eighth East-Teaaiessec
7. Any member of the Ninth Pennsylvania Cavalry,
in March or April, 1862, who was left in hospital
at Litchfield, Kentucky.
S. Captain O. W. Griffith and Frank Searles, Com
pany F, Twenty-Second Wisconsin Infantry.
9. Doctor Core', Surgeon-in-Chief, Jefferson Bar
racks, Missouri, in 1863.
Bemaininer nnsw" next week.
RHODE ISLAND NOTES.
At a regular meeting of Prescott Post, No. 1, De
partment of Rhode Island, tho following were
elected: Commander, Gilbert Wilson; S. V. C,
Eugeue A. Long ; J. V. C, Wm. D. Mason : Adj't, B.
T. W. Collins ; Q. M., Philip S. Chase ; Surg., Geo. B.
Peck; Chaplain, Rev. Daniel C. Easton; O. of D,
James H. Fairbrother; O. of G., T. H. Smith ; Serg't
Maj., E. Henry Jencks ; Q. M. S., Moses B. Chase.
Members in good standing January 1, 1832, 216.
This Post is the oldest aud largest in this Depart
ment. They have a fine hall, and their cl .i '"
fund is large.
Rodman Post, No. 12, of Piovideuce, held .
meeting in Sloenm Post Hall, and will her -vr
for a season. This looks like a building ' uf
the Post again. George W. Darling, a men oC
the Post, died in Hartford last week. He foi y
lived in Providence.
Prescott Post, No. 1, have voted $100 towar. th
Burnside Monument. Colonel Larkiu, comnuincJ-r
oi G. A. R., Northampton, made this Post u i
Dr. W. F. Hutchingson, late commander of i rnli
Post, No. 4, Department of Rhode Island, is t visit
Europe for his health. We shall miss him much.
He might well be called the Father of Arnold t'ts.
having placed the Post on a footing with thr et.
I know of only one .Post that performs the vrork
better. Post 2, of Philadelphia, I guess, leaU ua
some. D. H. .N