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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. 0., MARCH 18, 1882.
GRAM) ARMY MATTERS.
THE COMING NATIONAL CONVENTION
TI:s lurraiitilo Community and City Autlioriiics
Tri-jiarcil to Welcome the Delep.it cs Dedi
cation of a (iraml Army Hall in Bos
ton Interesting- Ileunlons.
Special Correspondence Natio.vat. Tuiboje.
Bai.timori:, March 17. Tho Special Com
mittee of i lie Grand Army of tho Republic for
tho District of Maryland appointed to arrange
far tho rcccttion of the delegates to tho Na
tional Encampment which meets in Baltimore
onthcSlst of Juucarc actively engaged in their
preparations for tho entertainment of their
guests. Past Grand Commander Boss is daily
in receipt of letters of inquiry as to tho details
of the programme to he observed, and judging
from the interest manifested by members of tho
Order throughout the country the attendance
of visiting Posts will be the largest ever known
in the history of tho organization. As Tnn Na
tioxaIj Tkiijuxe has already indicated in tho
interview published with Gcnoral Boss in its
last issue, it is the desire of those having in
charge tho planning of tho progysynmo to
secure the co-operation of all the representa
tive commercial bodies of Baltimore in wel
coming tho "Boys in Bluo" and aiding in
making their. sojourn in the City of Monu
ments an event long to bo remembered plcas-urably-in
future years. Ic is gratifying to
note the fact that the first response to this
suggestion comes from the representative busi
ness organization of tho city the Merchants
and Manufacturers' Association. At a meet
ing of the Esccutivo Committee of that body
Mr. Powell, chairman of the Committco on
Hospitality, submitted tho following report,
which was unanimously adopted:
wjclcomt: to Tnn grand army.
Tho Hospitality Committee, to whom was
referred the matter of tho forthcoming visit of
the Grand Army of tho Republic, which is to
hold its National Encampment in this city in
June next, respectfully report to the Executive
Committee that ihey, to better inform them
selves as to tho character of" tho said organiza
tion, invited Generals W. E. W. Ross and
Folix Agnus, of this city, two of tho most prom
inent members of tho Grand Army of tho Re
public in our State, to appear before them to
give, in detail, the character and workings of
tho organization. These gentlemen substan
tially stated to your committee as follows :
Tho Grand Army of tho Republic of tho
United States is an association of tho veterans
of the United States Army who were engaged
in tho late civil war and their descendants,
numbering in a grand total nearly one-half
million pel-sons', who, in their capacity as citi
zens of this country, are of a class known as
representative; that is to say, in tho ranks of
this great army are found the well-to-do
morchant, tho professional man, tho manufac
turer, the mechanic and tho politician. Of the
latter class many are members of the present
Congress, arc Governors and ox-Governors of
their Tcspecti ve States. That tho Grand Army
of the Republic has no political significance, as
the grcatnational political parties of the present
day are about equally divided in its member
Therefore, your Hospitality Committee, in
view of tho above representations, do believe
that as this meeting will bring to our city from
ten to twenty thousand visitors, with whom it
is desirable that we should havo closer relations,
aad in view of tho fact that as this is tho first
Southern city that the organization has so
honored by holding its national encampment in
its confines, and as tho members of tho Grand
Army of the Republic of this State propose to
make this meeting a national event by inviting
the military of tho Southern and Southwestern,
as well as the military of the Northeastern and
"Western States, to join with them in showing
honors to their comrades, and in this way
forever break down any sectional feelings that
may remain between the opponents of the late
war, that it is our belief it is not only right
and proper that our merchants and manufac
turers should do everything in their power to
make this event a success in every way, but
further, that our city, as a municipality, should
lend its aid for this purpose.
A meeting of the Chemical and Fertilizer's
Exchange- was held on "Wednesday, at which a
resolution was adopted declaring that "as citi
zens of Baltimore Ave think it right that tho
delegates to the Grand Encampment of tho
Grand Army of the Republic should bctrcatcd
hospitably while in this city;" and appointing
Mr. Josua Horner, jr., of the Exchange, as del
egate representing that body.
ACTION OP TIIE MUNICIPAL AUTHORITIES.
A resolution has been adopted by tho City
Council appropriating $2,000 to be expended
under the direction of a municipal committee of
hospitality in entertaining the delegates to tho
National Convention. The committee will
consist of Mayor Whyte 'Vex-U. S. Senator) and
five members f each branch of the City Council.
In speaking of the action of the council in this
connection, tho Baltimore American says:
"Two thousand dollars is not an extravagant
appropriation for the entertainment of the
delegates to the National Encampment of tho
Grand Army of the Republic in Baltimore, but
the spirit in which the City Council unani
mously adopted the resolution is worthy of
praise, and represents tho tempor of tho com
munity in looking toward an occasion that, if
properly improved, will be one of very decided
benefit to the city. It remains now for our
commercial organizations and the people gen
erally to take an earnest hold of the reception
of the thousands of visitors who will come hero
at that time. Nothing but a concert of action
is .needed in order to support the cflorts of the
homo members of the Grand Army."
"let us welcome them."
Under the caption "Let us welcome them,"
the Baltimore Daily Xctcs says:
"The proposed Encampment of tho Grand
Army of the Republic in this city should ho an
event of more than ordinary interest to us. It
will afford an opportunity for the best display
of Baltimore hospitality, and we should scizo
the occasion to do ourselves honor by welcom
ing such a body of men. Of course, there is
and can be no political significance either in
the conduct of the visitors or tho citizens. The
talk about reconciling the sections is now only
the threadbare dependence of the shallowest
class of politicians, and very weak capital they
find of it. At election times, somo destituto
old political hack tries to talk of it, hut is re
warded with ridicule rather than applause.
The scctfons arc reconciled, And the people all
know and feol it, and lhcn of every class and
color are ready to do honor to tho brave men,
who, in the hour of danger, took their lives in
their hands for what they believed to be their
"Splendid associations cluster about such a
body as that known as tho Grand Army of the
Republic, and theso are calculated to excite
curiosity and invite attention. But when to
theserare added the other potential attractions
of fine military displays and imposing demon
strations, our city will not only be made tho
headquarters of thousands of veterans and their
Immediate families and friends, but the tempo
rary focus of the oyes of a nation. Such a body
of visitors from every part of tho country must
bo of advantago to any city which docs not
actually insult them, or which is not utterly
bereft of attractions. They are sterling men,
who have attested their sincerity by their hero
ism, and they are influential men who were
not spoiled by tho habits of army life. Such
men it is not only a pleasure but it is profitable
to know and cultivate.
" As wo said above, wo do not put such a
hospitable demonstration on tho ground of a
'step toward the reconciliation of the sections,'
&c. Not at all. Tho sections are already
reconciled, with the exception of a few surly
people who rather affect than mean to bo
implacable. There is no sectional prejudice in
this locality, that is certain. Those who were
for the Union during tho war are proud of the
veterans, and those who were not for it then
are so fully and warmly for it now that they
would liko to havo their lives to livo over
again. If that could bo, there would bo no
Grand Army of tho Republic, for there would
have been no war to develop it. These, and
all tho people, respect tho men who demon
strated tho courage of their convictions, and
every one is disposed to do them honor.
"It is to bo hoped, therefore, that Baltimore
will appreciate tho opportunity this encamp
ment affords, and utilizo it as well for business
as sentimental purposes. Already one com
mercial institution has placed itself on record
in regard to it. and others of liko character and
influenco should follow suit. Let us send tho
men who come hero next Juno back to their
homes with tho plcasantest memories of our
city and tho warmest regard for our people,
and wo will have done not only a graceful, but
a useful thing.
DEDICATION OF LYNN COLISEUM AT
Special correspondence Natioxat. Tribtne.
Boston, March 15. Tho dedicatory cere
monies of Lynn Coliseum, on Sumner street
near Market, took placo last evening, and
proved of an exceedingly interesting character.
There was a largo attendance, including dis
tinguished personages, both civil and military.
Representatives of tho Grand Army from all
parts of the State were present. The building,
which has been erected for the use of fairs and
other entertainments, is the' argest structure,
with a single cxc;ption, in the State. It has a
seating capacity of 3,500, and was erected at a
cost of $2.1,000. Tho interior was superbly
decorated for last night's ceremonies.
Across tho balcony, on a banner 72 feet in
length, appeared tho word " Charity." At tho
rear of tho' balcony, and' covering tho larger
window, was a painting representing Sherman's
march to the sea, and at the sides were scenes
representing a soldier's life. Tho names of
valiant generals were decorated in bunting and
Members" of the Post, which, by tho way, is
now the largest organization of its kind in tho
country, assembled at their headquarters, and,
short! thereafter, to the number of 500 or 600.
and in full uniform, under Post Commander
Sawyer, marched to City Hall, and there re
ceived the invited guests of tho occasion, tho
more prominent being Lieut. Gov. Weston,
Governor's staff, Hon. Henry B. Pcirce, exec
utive councillors, Lynn city -government, De
partment Commander Patch, and Stato G. A. R.
officers, Brig.-Gcn. Peach, Col. William H.
nartt, Hon. Ainos.F. Breed, Speaker Noycs
and Clerk Marden of tho Houso of Represent
atives, Hon. Harmon Hall, Mr. nenry Cabol
Lodge, and others. The guests were escorted
by the Post' and Lynn brass band to tho coli
seum, through Park square, Market and Sum
ner streets, amidst a grand display of fireworks.
On arriviug at the coliseum, tho guests took
scats on tho platform, tho Post membors being
seated in tho body of tho hall. After tho largo
company had become seated a selection was
rendered by the band. An introductory speech
was then delivered by Capt. John G. B. Adams,
a prominent member of the Post, who officiated
as "master of ceremonies." Ho referred in a
brief and conciso manner to the objects and
aims of the Grand Army in general, and tho
work of Post 5in particular, taking occasion to
state that tho Lynn Post had spent $50,000 in
fifteen years for charity. This building was
erected in order to help the charity fund by
the holding of fairs, &c. The speaker was
highly enthusiastic in his remarks, as usual
and "stirred" the boys up to a considerable ex
tent. Silas A. Barton, chairman of tho building
committee of tho Gen. Lander Building Asso
ciation, turned the keys over to Horace A.Saw
yer, president of the association, each gentle
man indulging in the formality with well
chosen words. At this juncture a silver water
service was presented to tho Post by the Ladies'
Aid Society, Mrs. Warren Bailey, president,
making the presentation. It was accepted by
Commander Sawyer in a neat speech. Speeches
of a felicitous nature then followed by Licut.
Gov. Byron Weston, Col. William M. Olin
who was called upon in the absence of National
G. A. R. Commander Merrill Hon Joseph
Davis of Lynn, who spake in behalf of thc.cx
ecntivo council and honorary members of the
Post, George II. Patch, Department Commander
of the Massachusetts Grand Army, Speaker
Charles J. Noycs of tho House of Representa
tives, Gen. N. P. Banks, Clerk Marden of the,
House, Senior Yicc-Commandcr William H.
Hartt of tho Stato Department, G. A. R., Mr.
Henry Cabot Lodge, E. P. Brown and Azol
Ames, Jr., and others. Capt. Charles D. Hollis,
president of tho common council, rcprcsontcd
the city of Lynn in the absence of tho mayor.
Tho Lynn brass band performed the new selec
tion of " Our Country," written by J. II. D wycr
of Post 5. Singing by the First Univcrsalist
Church choir and reading by Miss Cora Barrello
interspersed tho speaking exercises. At the
conclusion of tho speaking another selection
was given by tho band, whon the ceremonies
came to a close by tho holding of a realistic
camp-fire upon tho mammoth stage of the coli
seum. It was entirely novel, never before be
ing seen in theso parts, and was originated by
Capt. John G. B. Adams, being under his super
vision. On tho stage were placed a number of
tents, and the scene presented was first-class,
showing tho humorous sido of a soldier's life,
and giving nil tho orders of a day. Old soldiers
who participated. .in tho novel entertainment
played their parts well, and tho "contrabands"
furnished much enjoyment. Tho zouave lad
was well enacted by little Gcorgic Morgan, and
the various songs were rendered with much
Conimandcr-in-Chiof Merrill was unablo to
be in attendance, as he was called upon to fulfill
an engagement in tho West.
The dedication of tho new structure was
completed this evening with a grand ball at
tho coliseum, which can readily accommodato
1,000 couples. Tho ball was a grand affair, and
delegations were present from Posts all over
New England. There was a concert by tho
band previous to tho ball. Commander Horace
A. Sawyer was floor marshal, and Albert A.
Davis chairman of tho reception committee.
" EMPHATICALLY A SOLDIER'S PA
PER." The National Tribune appears in an en
larged form, containing forty-cight instead of
forty columns; but there is no increase inprico,
which will remain at ono dollar a year. The
Tribune is emphatically a soldier's papor, and
no soldier should bo without it. It is tho
cheapest paper publish c&. Addison (N. Y.) Rec
REUNION OF THE NINETY-SEVENTH
REGIMENT, N. Y. S. V.
Spccinl Correspondence. National Tribune.
Rome, March 15. The Thirteenth Annual
Reunion of tho survivors of the Ninety-seventh
regiment Now York Stato Volunteers, was
celebrated in tho Opera Houso last evening.
The ranks of tho regiment have been thinned
by tho hand of time as well as tho fate of war ;
but there was, nevertheless, a goodly, gathering
of tho veterans, and the hall was thronged with
visitors. A splondid collation had been pro
vided, tho tables being abundantly supplied
with all the delicacies of the season.
Upon a call of tho muster roll tho following
named survivors were found to be present:
Calvin Y. Graves, secretary; Stephen Man
chester, E. II. Frary, J. II. Mcrriman, P. S.
Hugeninc, Justice Place, R. B. Maxfield, Daniel
Kelly, II. E. Comstock, S. M. Ferguson, Dwighfc
Standard, James S. nankens, Evan Evans,
Daniel G. Yates, Georgo Alexander, Captain
G. M. Palmer, Bronson nqlman, Asa Tiinmor
man, Daniel O'Brien, Alfred Moreling, Simon
O'Connor, Georgo Sherman, Lysauder Fisko,
J. F. Comstock, Charles Webb.
One of the uniquo features of the exercises
in tho Opera House was the exhibition of mili
tary ovolutions by Companies A and B, of
Littlo Falls, organizations of young misses,
under tho direction of Captain David E. Smith,
of that place, a former Utican. Thoir profi
ciency in military tactics and manoeuvres won
many compliments for tho companies and their
instructor, and they wore enthusiastically ap
plauded. Tho members of A company of cavalry,
Captain Lottie Hughes, wear whito caps, drab
skirts, whito waists, yellow 'stockings, belts to
match, and sabers. Tho non-commissioned
officers are: First sergeant, Graco Wheeler;
second, Cora Fleming ; third, Eva Gccr. There
arcTiino members in- this company.
The members of B company of infantry,
Captain Lillio Hughes, wear white skirts and
waists, red stockings, blue bolts and knapsacks,
and boar guns with bayonets attached. Tho
non-commissioned officers arc: First sergeant,
Minnie Cosier; second, Ducella Moody; third,
Nellie Chapin, with nino privates.
One good-natured little miss to whom I was
plying questions as to tho strength of their
company, tho names of tho officers, cutely
inquired, "Don't privates count?" Tho com
panies wcro organized to aid in defraying
tho expenses of tho soldiers' monument at
Littlo Falls. Ono of tho Rome Commandery
biing present for that time asked for their ap
pcaranco in Romo by this Reunion. The littlo
ladies were mot at tho depot )y a delegation
forty strong from Rome and escorted to their
hotel, led by the Canastota band.
At the conclusion of tho exhibition by tho
Littlo Falls misses, cheer after cheer was given
and both companies had to respond to the de
mand for encores. It is safe to say that there
are few companies anywhere that can beat
them in all tho tactics in which they havo
Hon. W. B. Bliss acted as tocst master for tho
banquet. Regrets wcro received from President
Arthur, Secretary of War Lincoln, Governor
Seymour, General John A. Logan, General
Phil. Sheridan, Judgo W. B. Sntto, and others.
Among tho communications presented at tho
meeting this evening were ono from M. Bar
tholomew, Minister from Russia to tho United
States, and ono by order of Alexander III, of
Russia, in answer to resolutions passed at its
meeting last year, in regard to the assassination
of Alexander II. Regrets were al- oooiwci
from Comrades Dr. F. B. Hough, V
Captain B. F. Miller, Seneca Falls;
S. Hutchinson, Chicago; Adjutant
Caron, Washington ; Msj or Isaac Ha I
C. J. Smith, Bradford, Pa.; Corpc u '
Tanner, BrookljTi; and Hon. C. D
At a meeting for tho election of officers for
the ensuing year, presided over by Captain G.
M. Palmer, vico president, tho following were
President, Gcnoral J. P. Spofford, Dolgc fillc;
Vico President, Isaac Hall, Lcydcn ; Secretary,
Calvin V. Graves, Booncville; Executive Com
mittee, S. M. Ferguson, Stephen Manchester,
Tho next Reunion is to he held at Booncville.
REUNION OF THE EIGHTH PENNSYL
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
WiLLiAMsroRT, Pa., March 16. Tho next
Reunion of tho Eighth Pennsylvania Cavalry
will be held in this city on the 1st of May, and
tho ovent is looked forward to by our citizens
with tho most pleasurable anticipations. In
order to make tho necessary arrangcmcntsJVjr
entertaining visitors a meeting of tho mem
bers of the regiment residing in this vicinity
was held on Tuesday evening for the purpose
of effecting a county organization. Mr. J. B.
Dentworth was chosen president, Lieutenant
F. II. Crofts secretary, Captain John E. Kane
corresponding secretary, Colonel P. Hucy
treasurer. Committees were appointed on
rcceirtion, arrangements, finance, music,
speakers, and refreshments. A special invita
tion was sent to General David M. Gregg, of
Reading, requesting his presence at the-Reunion,
which, by tho way, occurs on tho anni
versary of the battle of Chanccllorsville. The
Eighth Pennsylvania Cavalry, it will be recol
lected, is the regiment that mado tho famous
charge on Stonewall Jackson's corps, which
consisted of 22,000 men, at tho Chanccllors
A SOLDIER'S WELCOME.
The reception of Gcnoral Lucius Fairchild,
Governor of Wisconsin from I860 to 1S72, and
lato minister to Spain, by tho old soldiers and
people of Madison, on his arrival at his old
homo in that place a few days ago, was the most
perfect ovation over tended to any public nm
in the State. On General Fairchild's arrival
in Madison, ho was escorted to tho steps of tho
capitol by a procession consisting of Governor
Rusk and the Stato officers, tho veterans of
Cassius Fairchild Post, G. A. R., tho Lako City
Guards, tho University Cadets, members of tho
legislature, citizens and strangers. On his ar
rival at the capitol, General George E. Bryant
introduced Colonel W. F.Vilas, of tho Twenty
third Wisconsin infantry, who delivered tho
address of welcome, to whichjGencral Fairchild
SAD FATE OF A SOLDIER'S CHILD.
Inquiry into the circumstances connected
with the death of Jeremiah Drcxel, aged 11
years, who died at tho Pennsylvania Hospital
on Saturday, proved that it was tho result of
exhaustion from amputation of both legs. Tho
littlo fellow was admitted to tho hospital early
in September last, having been brought from
tho Soldiers' Orphans Homo in Porry county,
Pa. He stated to tho attending physician that
at 7 years of ago ho had been bound out to a
farmer in tho vicinity of his home, who half
fed, half-clothed, and beat him very badly.
Whilo working for this farmer, which was two
years previous to being brought to tho hospital,
his limbs wcro badly frozen from being com
pelled to work about tho placo in winter tiino
without shoes. The jury attributed his.death
Ono of tho amendments to tho post-offico bill
authorizes Congressmen to send through tho
mail, free, any letter or packago not encoding
two ounces in weight. Thisamcndmontvhich
is a partial restoration of tho franking privilege,
was adopted in. tho Senato by a yoto of iX to
Doings in the Various Districts.
3fi-f Grand Army officers and members of
Posts will confer a favor by forwarding early
intelligence of Reunions, Post meetings. Camp
fires, changes of officers, &c, in their respectivo
Col A. G. Bennett and Captain Orin Taber,
of San Jose, Cal., have been appointed as mem
bers from the Grand Army of Santa Clara
county of the Veterans' Homo Association.
Efforts are being made at Wyoming county,
Pa., to erect a monument to tho memory of tho
Post 41, of Pittsburg, has mustered in a largo
number of recruits recently, and is in a flour
Tho Reunion of tho Eighth Pennsylvania
Cavalry will he held at Williamsport, Pennsyl
vania, May 3.
Tho anniversary of the capture of Now Or
leans will bo celebrated on the 21th of April,
by tho Farragut Association in tho Crescent
Early in April the ox-soldiers in Philadelphia
favorable to tho passage of the pending bounty
bill in Congress, will hold a general mcctin'g in
tho hail of Post No. 10, in tho Quakor City,
when steps will bo taken to urge immediate
action on tho measure.
Tho Survivors Association of tho Twenty
third regiment P. V., held a Reunion on Tues
day, at Philadelphia.
RHODE ISLAND NOTES.
Arnold Post, No. 4, of this Department, will
hold a grand Camp-fire on Monday evening tho
27th, to which Prcscott Post, No. 1, havo been
invited. When this Post indulges in a Camp
fire, tho "rations" are in abundance, and with
speeches and songs, tho hours roll swiftly by.
Ives Post, No. 13, aro working hard to fill
her ranks before Decoration Day. This is tho
only colored Post in this Department, and its
members compare in soldierly appearanco with
any in the Department.
The First Light Infantry regiment havo con
tributed $101.11 to tho Burnsidc statue commit
tee. Tho First Rhodo Island regiment com
mittco havo collected $32 for the same purpose.
Tho Soldiers' and Sailors' Historical Society
met Wednesday at the house of Captain W. B.
Avery. Captain Avery read an interesting
paper entitled "Early War Experience in
North Carolina." The death of General Silas
Casey was officially reported. General Casey
died at his home in Brooklyn, N. Y., January
22d, 18S2, and was buried at Boston Neck, on
the ancient Casey farm in North Kingston, R.
I., January 25, 1SS2. Ho was bom July 12th,
1S07, at Greenwich, R. I. Ho won promotions
at Mexico in 1S-17-S, and commanded a division
during the rebellion, edited his "Tactics" for
United States army in 1S62, and "Infantry
Tactics for Colored Troops" in 1803 ; was brev
eted major-general March 31, 1S66, and was re
tired from active scrvico July 3d, 1861, at tho
ago of 61.
Tho United Train of Artillery was inspected
by Adjutant-General Dyer last Friday evening.
Among the guests were Captain William Badger,
Sixth Infantry, U. S. A. ; Quartermaster John
A. Franks, Pennsylvania Second regiment; W.
A. McCrillis and E. II. Hanson, of tho Eighth
Massachusetts infantry. Tho inspection re
sulted satisfactory, and tho State property ,was
found in good condition. ""'.
Tower Post, Pawtuckot, voted tc accept the
invitation of tho in-coming officers, and will
attend their Camp-fire on the 20th.
General Nathaniel Chnrch died at Little
Crompton, R. I., aged SI. Ho was interested
in military matters nearly all his life. At tho
ago of 32 ho entered the General Assembly, and
held that post of honor thirty-four years. Dur
ing tho early days of the rebellion ho acted as
Governor for a brief period. General Church
enjoyed good health until a few days before
A CARD FROM COMMANDER MERRILL.
Editor National Tribune:
Send me The National Tribune to Law
rence, Mass. Tho bold advocacy of The
National Tribune of the rights of tho
soldier elicits my heart' approval.
Keep on as you havo begun, and do not con
sider your work accomplished until every
soldier who is entitled to a cusion receives
it, and every soldier's widow and every soldier's
child aro provided for by the Government.
Geo. S. Merrill.
Answers to Correspondents.
Wo aro obliged to answer certain Inquiries of tho
same nnturo in each issue of our paper. While wo
cheerfully furnish information to subscribers in this
column, we suggest that much labor, time, and ex
pense may bo saved both to ourselves and to our
correspondents, if tho latter and other subscribers
would keep a 111c of tho paper. They could thcH,
at any time, turn to tho file and probably find the
very inquiry answered about which thoy would
have written to us. We trust that each and every
subscriber will profit by this suggestion.
L. L., Palmer, Kans. 1. Tho Surgeon
General is several months behind in his answers
to inquiries from tho Pension Office. 2 and 3.
After tho evidence in a pension claim has been
completed, only a short time say two or three
months is required in finally disposing of it,
unless indeed tho validity of the claim should
be suspected by tho Pension Office, in which
event the caso is referred to tho special agent
of tho Government for a personal investigation
on the ground. Tho delay in tho liual adjudi
cation of a claim is necessarily prolonged when
placed in tho hands of ono of these special
agcnts. 3. Very few cases are mado" special "
that is, taken up out of their regular order
at tho Pension Office, and theso few only when
it is shown that to let tho cases take their
courso would work peculiar hardship to the
claimant. 4. Your Member of Congress might
expedite action on your caso by calling it up
to tho attention of tho Commissioner.
E. A. S., Scandia, Kans. You appear to ho
entitled to somo allowanco from tho Govern
ment, and your caso should ho placed in tho
hands of a competent attorney.
Henry E., Vernon, Iowa. Tho informa
tion you seek is not attainablo by us; but you
do not require tho names of tho surgeons.
Simply describo tho hospitals, givo their loca
tion, and state tho dato, as near as you can, of
cutoring and quitting each of them.
Henry F. S., Independence, Iowa.
Writo to tho Adjutant-General Stato of Now
York at Albany you do not require his
naino for tho post-ollico address of tho lato
officers. Tho lattor may know tho whoro
abouts of tho cnslitcd men.
C. T. B., Proyincetown, Mass. You should
apply to the Secretary of tho Navy for tho last
known post-offico addresses of tho surgeon and
officers, and also for tho placo of residenco of
each at tho dato of entry into sorvico.
Co. F, 22d Wis. Inf. Tho ex-member of this
company and regiment who desired tho post
office address of Capt. Owen Griffiths, is re
ferred to Mr. N. G. Eadus, of Racine, Wis., who
will furnish tho information.
Christopher N., Booneville, N. Y. Wo
cannot learn tho condition of your claim.
Givo your Mcmbor of Congress tho Pension
Oflico number of your caso and request him to
call it up.
G. P. B., Distkoit, Mien. Wo do not under
stand the drift of your inquiry. Was tho
steamer Phih Parsons a prizo or did that vessel
capture a prize? TnE National Tribune
will hereafter be sent to your new address.
Mrs. Mary J. M., Hastings, Minn. Your
letter has been placed in the hands of a compe
tent attorney who will adviso you fully.
II. E., Ft. Scott, Kan. Wo aro not in
formed of tho post-office address of Surgeon
Cyrus R. Stockslager. Tho adjutant-general
of Kansas inay inform you.
J. M. B., Soldier's Home, Dayton, O
Tho pension rating for loss of a limb is fixed by
law. Tho rating for a disease is fixed by tho
Pension Offico based upon tho report of the
Examining Surgeon. Tho aim is to rato tho
pensioner according to tho degree of his dis
ability for tho performance of manual labor.
Mrs. Laura A. C Writo to tho adjutant
general of New York for tho desired informa
tion. You do nob reqniro his name address
him by his title, at the capital of tho Stato.
Col. John H., Howell's Depot, N. Y.
In framing the bill to bo introduced in Con
gress for your relief have it read " granting a
pension from dato of discharge." We do not
believe, however, that tho Committco on Inva
lid Pensions would report a bill thus phrased,
favorably. It is tho practice of Congress to
dato pensions from the passage of the act.
C. R. L., Hotchicinsville, Conn. The
Government will avail itself of everything of
record in your caso. In somo cases the record
establishes tho claim and but littlo testimony
is demanded from tho claimant.
A. B. R., Norway, Iowa. If tho ex-soldier
whose pension claim was pending when ho
died, left any heir who is entitled, such heir
should apply. (See advertisement in this paper.)
G. G., Leon, Iowa. Your pension money
cannot bo garnished nor attached by any legal
process until it comes into your hands. It is
then liable to such process, tho samo as money
earned by labor or otherwise.
, Brownville, Neb. Tho Pension Of
fice is calling for evidence in new claims num
bered in tho neighborhood of 350,000. Your
caso should be reached for action before a great
O. McM., Pineknob, Wis. Your letter has
been placed in the hands of a competent attor
ney who will havo communicated with you
before this meets your eyes, and fully adviso
A. G., West Fairfield, Penn. It is impos
sible for us to answer your inquiry satisfactor
ily. Tho Commissioner may allow your claim
on tho evidence already before him, upon your
filing a sworn statement setting forth tho utter
impossibility of supplying the additional cvi
denco called for. If tho Commissioner rejects
your claim, you can appeal to Congress for tho
passage of a special relief act.
Reuben Cudney. Writo to tho Adjutant
General of the State which sent your regiment
to tho field for tho last-known post-office
addresses of the lato officers. Tho latter may
furnish you with the addresses of tho lato
enlisted men whom you mention.
C F. Smith. Your matter of increaso of
pension has been referred to a competent
attorney who will havo communicated with
you before this meets your eye. Our terms for
subscription aro published in each issuo of The
John F. Adair. Seo answer to Reuben
Remaining answers next week.
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Sleep, comrades, sleep ! The clinging rust
Lies thick upon the blade,
And valor is obscured by lust
Of money and of trade ;
The fife is mute; no more the drum
The drowsy camp alarms ;
The piping times of peace have come",
And Pleasure spreads her charms.
Sleep, comrades, sleep ! The cannon's roar
No longer fills tho air;
The rifle volley routs no more
The Rebel from his lair.
Where once the beacon brightly shone,
The sentry walked his round,
The crumbling hearthstone marks alono
The consecrated ground.
Sleep, camrades, sleep! The battle-flag
Is rotting on the staff,
And soon, perchance, the tattered rag
Will waken but a laugh;
The peaceful plowshare cleaves tho sod,
Once wet with War's red stain,
And fields that mighty armies trod
Are starred with flowers again.
Sleep, comrades, sleep ! Though soon forgot
By some thy valor be,
Forget the Veterans will not
To keep their tryst with theo ;
The general muster of the dead,
"Whatc'er on earth betide,
Shall find them still by Glory led
And inarching by thy side.
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