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THE IJATIONAL TBJBJJKE: WASKTRG-TON. D. C, APRIL 8, 1882,
GRAND ARMY MATTERS.
words of Welcome for the
delegates to baltimore.
TYlint flic noprcsrnlativc Citizens Hare to, Say
About the Coining linranijuntnt.
Planning the rroirr.unnio.
F-ccial Correspondence National Tribiuie.
'b.vi.timorj:, April 5. Interest througliont
the entire country is daily increasing in tho
coming National Encampment of tho Grand
Axiny0f the Republic, which meets here in
.Tunc. From nearly every State tiro most cor
dial icsponces are being received to tho-invitations
issued by General Win. E. W. Boss:, chair
man f the executive committee, to paiticipato
in what,isto bo made a splendid and-eventful
Atf'a fritting of the executive committee all
the Maryland posts were representee"!. General
Agnus, chairman of the special committee, re
ported t&at he had already receive! responses
from over one hundred citizens who would act
as an honorary committee. A nunil er of letters
were read from Posts throughout l2ic country,
all enthusiastic over the coming encampment,
and promising a largo attendance. Captain C.
A. Mucatec, commanding tho Warrnn Light In
fantry of Front Itoyal, Va., writes, accepting an
invitation for his command, and iromises to bo
on hand with full ranks on tho occasion of tho
General Merrill, Commander-in-Chief of tho
Grand Army of the Republic, and.liis staff, have
secured quarters at tho Eutaw House, and will
make that place their headquarters during tho
General Agnus, chairman of a special com
mittee appointed for that purpose, addressed
letters to-representative citizens, 'both Itcpubli
cans and Democrats, requesting permission to
use their names upon tho honorary Finance
Committee of tho Grand Army JEucampment,
and is daily in receipt of letters of acceptance.
As The National, Tribune has already an
nounced, Mayor White and otlicrfeading citi
zens have consented, toscrvc. Among more re
cent letters of acceptance are tho following from
tho leading citizens in various professions, mer
chants, and manufacturers. A majority of them
arc Democrats, but it is gratifying to observe
that their expressions are quite as-cordial as
those written by Eepublicans :
John W. Garrett, president of the -Baltimore
and Ohio Kailroad, writes: "I am in receipt of
your favor of tho 27th inst. I assenfc.with plea
sure to your request."
General Ferdinand C. Latrobo, ex-mayor,
writes: "It will afford mo much pleasure to
have my name used on the Honorary Finance
CJommittoo of tho Grand Army Encampment.
Please accept my thanks for tho compliment.
I think our city has been highly honored in
being selccted-by this -organization, numbering,
as it does, so many of tho prominent men of tho
country, as its place of assembling."
Henry S. .Taylor, city collector, writes: "I
assent with pleasure to the use of mymamc on
the committee of'the Grand Army-Eucamp-
D. J. Foley, of D. J. Foley, Bros. & Co., writes:
"I cheerfully assent to tho use of my name on
the Honorary FinanceCommitteoof tho Grand
James Sloan, Jr., writes: "I consent with
pleasure to the use of my name on the Honorary
Finance Committeoof tho Grand, Army En
campment." F. M. Colston, of thctflrm of Wilson, Colston
& Otm bankers, writes: "I accept tho honor
vrih pleasure, and will serve to'thebest of my
CVirles P. Montague writes :I accept with
rrev pleasure your request, and would bo glad
i'vMtriburo all in my power to the pleasure
niirl ruinfni t of the Grand Army-of the Republic
tiurJiiK their sojourn in our city."
Jj.ivid Hutzlcr, of tho firm of Hurzler Bros.,
w-:t-- that he " accepts with pleasure tho ap
pointment, and hopesttho comrades will receive
ono of our most hospitable receptions."
' George P. Thomas, president ol the Maryland
Life Insurance Company, writes: "I accept
with pleasure your hind Invitation to act as
one of the Honorary Finam c Committee of the
Grand Army Encampment."
Among other acceptances received are those
of Mr. Wm. H. Graham,Mr. George S. Brown,
and Mr. Meyer Stein.
James A. Gray writes: MI accede to your re
quest with pleasure."
Robert Garrett says : "Itnvill give me much
pleasure to comply with youx wish."
T. Edward Hambleton writes : " I assent with
pleasure to the use of my name, and trust the
reception may prove worthy of our city and
John I. Middleton says: "I "beg to e-xy that
it will afford me pleasure to serve as a member
of tho Honorary Finance Committee of the
Grand Army Encampment."
Eugene Levering writes: "I cheerfully com
ply with your request, and authorizo the use of
James Hodges writes: "I grant with pleas
ure your request for the uso of my name."
I. M. Parr writes: "Yes, certainly, I will ac
cept, with pleasure, and hope that your active
committee may secure liberal contributions."
D. M. Tate, of Millmine, Bodman & Co.,
writes: "I shall, of course, gladly comply with
your request, and shall be glad to do all I can
to give our old comrades a good time while
Harry Fisher writes:. "It affords me pleasure
to consent to tho use of my name."
Wm. I. Montague writes: "It will give me
great pleasure to act as one of tho committee
and to do anything in my power to render the
affair a big success."
E. V.Hermango writes: "I can assure j-ou
the cause has my best wishes. 1 sincerely hope
it will be a grand success."
James B. Brewer, editor of the Daily News,
(Democratic), writes: "I think tho visit of the
Grand Army of the Republic to Baltimore
ought to be an event that our city should be
proud of, and wo shoiild all htrivc, not only to
make the heroes feel that our hearts arc warm
to gallantry and patriotism, but wo should
spare no efforts to make the occasion a notable
and memorable one in our local history."
T. Harrisou Garrett accepts with pleasure.
Charles Webb says: "I cheerfully comply
with your request."
John W. McCoy writes: "Most assuredly
Baltimore will give, in every way, a hospitable
welcome to the body of gentlemen you repre
sent." John M. McClintock : "I take pleasure in
saying you can use my name."
Charles J. Baker: "I cheerfully accede to
your wishes so kindly expressed."
Woodward Abrahams: " I accept with pleas
ure!." .Tames Young: "I trut that your anticipa
tions and hopes for the success of your encamp
ment may be more than realized."
Hon. .Ihn L. Thomas, ex-collector, says: "I
trust and believe the people of Baltimore, with
out distinction of party, will cheerfully acconl
to tho Grand Army veterans a hearty and en
William T. Croasdale, managing oditor of the
Gazette, (Democratic), says: "I accept with
pleasure, sinccyby doing so I am able to mani
fest my interest in the event and the Order."
BightEcv. Archbishop James Gibbons writes:
"Tho desired permission is cordially granted."
Henry Stockbridge writes; "My interest in
the aims of the Grand Army and in tho object?
of the Eucampment makes in desirous of j
giving it all the encouragement m my power
Colonel F. Raine writes: " I will do all in my
power to make, the reception of the G. A. R.
a success creditable to our well-known hospi
tality." William G. Scarlott, resident partner of
Messrs. B. G. Dun & Co., writes: "You ate
perfectly welcome to use my name. I shall be
most happy to do anything in my power io
make it pleasant for the veterans during then
stay in Baltimore, and hope the liberality of
our people will enable your committee to give
the visitors a rov.il welcome. As an aid to
that desirable result I have the pleasure on
inclosing you my check for fifty dollars."
George Savage writes: "I wore tiie gray
proudly, but I have always been an American,
and will ever honor the constancy and courago
of the men who fought under tho banner that
Henry C. Smith writes: "I will gladly, do all
in my power to make tho occasion creditable
to our city's reputation for hospitality."
George B. Colo: "I consent with pleasure."
It. W. L. Basin: "It will give me pleasure to
serve as you proposed, and I agreo with you
that such gatherings arc beneficial to our city."
William D. Hough: ' I havo seen no one who
does not wish a right royal welcome extended
to our guests."
Henry McShano: "It will givo mo great
pleasure to accept the honor."
George H. C. Neal says: "I accept with
Gilmor Meredith: "I accept with pleasure,
and trust the Encampment will prove a great
B. Stockett Matthews: "1 sincerely hope the
occasion may pi ove altogether agreeable to you
and your comrades, and that your guests may
carry away with them memories of our peace
ful pursuits which will soften still more all
their recollections of tho struggle in which
they bore such honorable part."
Major Henry Gilmer: "1 consider it an honor
to serve on any committee or in any capacity
tho bravo old veterans who will meet together
hero in our city to talk over tho stirring secnes
through which they have passed. Next; to
serving my old comrades, my greatest plcasuro
is to meet with and talk over the old times
with our old foes."
Collector Edwin II. Webster writes: "I trust
that tho welcome to be given to our old veterans
in Juno next will bo that known as genuine
William S. Young: "Mynamo is certainly
at your service."
William S. Symington: "I shall be happy to
have my name added to your list."
J. Morrison Harris : "I agree with you both
as to the importance of the organization and
tho certain good flowing to the city at largo
from such representative gatherings as the oc
casion will doubtless secure."
L. Jar. Milbourno: "If I am assist you in
any way, will bo pleased to do so?"
George II. Stickncy writes: "I shall bo
pleased to comply with your request."
John R. Bland, secretary Merchants' and
Manufacturers' Association, writes: "You may
rest assured that tho merchants and manu
facturers of Baltimore will welcome tho Grand
Army veterans with sincere cordiality."
H. Irvine Keyset says: "I will serve with
Philip Darby wiites: "Use mynamo by all
Charles A. Yogcler says: "Certainly."
GENERAL SHERMAN TO RE IN COMMAND.
General Sherman will be invited to take
command of the entire force upon tho day of
parade. The committee have been premised
that troops stationed at Foi tress Monroe, Wash
ington, and Washington Navy-Yard, as well :is
at Fort Mcllenry, including marines, cavalry,
artillery, and infantry, will take part in the
parade, and there will alto bo present a large
body of militia from other States. Tho parado
will consist of four divisions, viz.: United'
States tioops, Maryland militia, militia from
other States, and the Grand Army. Accommo
dations are being daily secured in advance,
and Harry Loan e has offered to accommodate
30,000 of the Grand Army or visiting troops in
camp with tents. General Rots received a let
tei Jrom J. C. Walkmshaw, of Leaved worth,
Kansas, inclosing a roster of the (J. A. R. Post
at that place. They will bring fifty men. Col.
Walkinshaw writes that the Kansas Posts tako
great interest in tho coming Enc;mipment.
Adjutant-General Ben D. House, of IiMliann,
announces that a largo number of delegates
will be prcicnt from that Stxte.
Tiin law pakadk recoirr.
Gen. James R. Herbert forwarded a letter to
Governor Hamilton suggesting that June 21
when tho G. A. 11. Encampment commences
be named as the day for the law parade ox the
State militia. Gen. Herbert thinks that this
will iusuro tho attendance of nearly 1,300 men
from all parts of the Stitc to act as an csi irt
to the Grand Army of tho Republic. The in
vitation issued by the Grand Army of the Re
public of Maryland to the State militia to par
ticipate in the proct ssion on the occasion named
has been transmitted by General Herbcifc to
the several commands. Should the Governor
decide to make tho day the occasion for the
law parade, tho State will furnish transporta
tion for the commands to and from the city.
LOCATING THi: JJNCAMI'Mr.NT.
There is already considerable speculation as
to where the Grand Army of the Republic will
encamp during its stay in Baltimore. The
general opinion appears to bo that Winans
Station, on tho Baltimore and Ohio Raihoad,
will be the most suitable place. It will require
probably one bundled acres of land to accom
modate between four and five thousand men,
and ample supplies of wood and water will also
be necessary. The site named not only possess
es these facilities, but, being in tho vicinity of
both the Baltimore and Ohio and Baltiuioie
and Potomac Raihoads, wyi be easy of access
both from this city and Washington.
FROM THE QUAKER CITY.
Special Conespoiidoiice Nnlionr.1 Tribune.
PiiiLAwr.i.rniA, Pa., April -1. Colonel J. M.
Vanderslice, Commander of the Department of
Pennsylvania, has just issued tho following
In answer to many inquiries from all parts of
tho State, the announcement is made that, alter
much effort, the .same extremely low excursion
rites to Gettysburg, as wero had upon the occa
sion of the Encampment there last year, have
been secured for comrades and their families for
the Encampment in July, being about one-third
the usual rates, if secured in tho tamo manner
as last year.
Arrangements have also Icon made to secure
an ample supply of canvas, and everything
promises an exceedingly interesting and enjoy
able week of reunion and pleasure. The rail
road rates from each station, and other particu
lars, will be announced as soon as tho exact
time of the Encampment thall havo been de
The National Encampment will conveno in
Baltimore Wednesday, June 21st, upon which
occasion there will bo a parade of Posts from
The Grand Army of that city, with the gen
erous and cnthu&iafctic co-operation of the au
thorities and the citizens generally, are pre
paring for a magnificent reception of the visit
ing Posts, and the demonstration vpll no doubt
be tho largest and most interesting we have had
at any of our National Encampments. v
This Department has been invited to par
ticipate, and will parade as a Department.
Peroral Posts have already sicnified their in
tention of attending the Encampment, and all
that iironuu to do so should r. Dttrt to these
Headquarters their probable strength, and the
time at which they desire to return.
Since the date of General Orders No. 1 !. De
comber Oth, 1S31, tho following Posts have been
Corporal A. J. Grim Post, No. 152, at Roycr's
Foid, Montgomery county, by tho Assistant
Adjutant-Gencr.il. J.M. Baiclcy, Commander.
Colonel John B. Clark Tost, No. 362, at Alle
gheny City, by Thos. J. Gist, Past Department
Inspector. F. A. M. Kreps, Commander.
Post No. 171, at Rlossburg, Tioga county, by
C. E. Andrns, of PosL No. GS.
A FLOURISHING POST IN KANSAS.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Toreka, Kvnpvs, March 27. Lincoln Tost,
No. 3. at this place, has inaugurated a new
movement, which adds very much to the suc
cess of the Post. We have been giving a ferics
of socials, to which all comrades and their fami
lies are invited. The one given last Saturday
night was a very enjoyable affair. Short ad
dresses?, music, recitations and dancing com
prised the programme, and all "went merry as
a marriage bell." These social gatherings en
able tho comrades to become better acquainted
with each other's families, and, when occasion
requires, we are thus better enabled to exterd
relief. Lincoln Post is in a very flourishing
condition, having 1G5 members, and new appli
cations coming in constantly. Tho "Old Yets"
aro making preparations for a grand Reunion
here next fall. Congress has authorized tho
Secretary of War to furnish us 1,000 tents for
the occasion, and they will all be needed, not
withstanding the fact that all our people will
keep open houses, as they did at the Reunion
THE CALIFORNIA VETERANS' HOME.
From the San Jose (Cal.) Times.
Starting from a purpose to institute a home for
Mexican Veterans in San Francisco, tho Vet
erans' Home movement has gradually assumed
proportions which indicate that it will result
in one of tho most extensive establishments of
the kind in tho United States. Articles of in
corporation have been filed with the Secretary
of State and the work of locating and estab
lishing the Home will bo proceeded with with
out delay. The following aro the members and
incorporators of the association, who aro to
serve for life: W. S. Rosecrans, James Cooy, S.
W. Bacus, C. Mason Kinne, J. J. Lyon, D. M.
Citshin. R. M. Apu-ar, W. A. Phillips, H. K.
McDunkin, Georgo C. SmaTt, R. C. Houghton,
of San Francicco; John F. Shcchan, of Sacra
mento; George Stoheman, of Los Angeles; H.
F. Bartine, of Carson; Orin Tabcr and A. G.
Bennett, of San . 7 oe; A. AV. Collins and E. B.
Jerome, of Oakland ; R. II. Warfiold, of Healds
burc: E. W. Woodward, of St. Helena all of
the abovo being ex-soldiers of the Union army.
R. F. Hammond, T. W. Frcolon, William
Blinding, J. C. Hays, of San Francisco, and
S. O. Houghton, of San Jose tho latter five
being veterans of tho Mexican war. Among
the above managers of tho association aro two
prominent generals of tho Union army (Gen
erals Rosecrans and Stoneman), one of whom
is now a member of Congress and the other
Railroad Commissioner of California. There
aro many other gallant soldiers embraced in
the list, among them General James Coey,
postmister of San Francisco, who was colonel
during tho war. The Mexican Veterans aio
represented. Major Hammond is superin
tendent of the Southern Pacific Railroad, Hon.
S. 0. Houghton, of San Jose, is an cx-membcr
of Congress; William. Blanding has serv
harbor commissioner for a number Of
past, and Judge Fieelon and J. C. Ha -'
In proportion to population Santa
county has contributed as liberally to the
for tho establishment of tho Veterans' xiumo
'as any county in tho State, only exceeded in
this respect by San Francisco. As several hun
dred acres of land will bo required for the
Home, San Francisco for once will givo way
to tho claims of tho interior, and if proper
exertions aro made there is no reason why the
IJonic should not be established in this valloy,
at a point which would naturally draw its sup
plies from San Jose and bo a considerable help
to the trade of tho city.
NEW HALL AT ALLENTOWN, PA.
Post No.S7, of Allentown, Pa., took possession
of its now hall recently with appropriate cere
monies. The hall was crowded with friends of
the Post. Speeches were made by members of
Post S7, Pot 13, and Camp 6, S. of V., and re
freshments were served. The singing and dec
lamation formed a leading part of the pro
gramme. The hall is well located and has been
splendidly furnished, and this, without taking
a cent from tho treasury of tho Tost. By a fair,
and from other Fouire--., nearly $G0O were raised,
which has been expended in making it one of
tholiandsomest halls in that part of tho State.
THE SONS OF VETERANS.
Grand Commander Alfred Cope of the Sons
of Veterans upon assuming the duties of that
office has issued a circular from headquarteis,
511 William street, Philadelphia, in which ho
has appointed the lollowing official stall': Ad-jutant-in-Chief,
Charles Morrison, of Pennsyl
vania; Assistant Adjuthant-in Chief, V. J.
Boarduian, of Pennsylvania; Quartorimster-in-Chief,
Morris S. Carman, of Now Jersey;
Inspeetor-in-Chief, Conrad Binder, of Pennsyl
vania ; Judge Advocate-in-Chicf, J. J. Gormley,
Rules aud regulations have been adopted.
Copies will bo forwarded :is soon jus possible,
as will also charter and badges.
Robert Crawford, of New Jersey, is appointed
to be Provisional Colonel of New Jersey with
rani: of lieutenant-colonel.
Tho address of each Captain throughout the
Older is desired at headquarteis.
THE SOLDIERS' HOME NEAR DAYTON.
From the California Fraternal Itccorri.
Now that the veterans of this State aro in a
fair way of having erected in California a homo
for tho veterans of the Mexican war and of tho
rebellion, it is timely that a brief account
should be given of similar institutions in other
States. One of the most important of these is
that located near Dayton, Ohio, and presents
tho appearance of a beautiful village. There
are 110 buildings, most of them imposing
and elegant. Among them are a hospital,
a handsomo church, memorial hall, library,
reading room, workshops, Ac. In ls07 it shel
tered (HG disabled soldiers. Tho number in
crcacd from year to year, until 1SS0, when it
extended its benign offices to 5,:(!I. The cost
of maintaining tho institution that year was
$309,701. 5i. Fifteen hundred soldiers havo
died in tho institution since it was founded,
and lie buried in tho cemetery attached to it.
In this cemetery stands a white marble monu
ment, fifty feet high, erected by tho living
comrades of the dead soldiers, and which was
unveiled by the President of the United Slates,
in the presence of 2.",000 spectators, on tho 12th
of September, 1S77. Tho Homo is piovided
with a good school, and is indeed complete in
all the appointments of a well-regulated and
WHO CAN BEAT IT?
A nephew of General E. JL Hobson,of Ken
tucky, and brother of General Wm. E. Jlolnon,
entered tho Union Army at the age of 13. Who
PRESENTATION TO BURT POST, G. A. R.
Thomas M. Burt Post, No. 171, of Kinder
hook, N. Y met a few evenings since in their
new hall, and tho ceremonies were unusually
interesting. . The principal feature was the
presentation by P. P. C. Gen. M. H. Chrysler,
in behalf of Hon. Stephen II. Wendover, of a
number of elegant spears sufficient to arm the
command. TJiese spears are ten inches long,
of solid bras, the globe above the socket beau
tifully etched, with the letters G. A. R. embla
zoned on either side. The blade is concaved
on tho four planes, presenting an appearance of
old Et niscaii work. The mounting is a haft
six feet long, of excellent, strong, white ash,
polished to represent ebony.
The Kiudcrhool: Sough Notes says:
Tho General presented the beautiful gift
with his usual happy effect, touching the non
partisan combination of the Post, referring to
the absenco of political design in the generous
donor, whose wish had been solely to benefit
tho camp and assist in. tho accumulation of at
tractions for the organization. Gen. Chrysler
alluded to the liberal spirit which prompted
the donation, and the Senator's appreciation of
the acknowledged worth of the veterans of tho
civil war, recognizing the G. A. R. as an asso
ciation formed for mutual plcasuro, honorablo
protection, the agreeable interchange of army
reminiscences, and the collection of relics and
records to hand down to future generations, the
posterity of the soldier of the rebellion, the Sons
of Veterans, who, in days to come, will smoke
the pipe of peace about tho camp-fires estab
lished in tho might and strength of those gone
before and marching in the New Jerusalem.
Comrado Atwood received the presentation
for the Post in a speech equally happy and cor
respondingly effective, pointing in novel pic
tures of harmonious colors the plcasuro of tho
recipients, touching on the welfare of tho camp
and its mutual interests, tho principal motives
being charity and loyalty, and tho material
object, " honor to whom honor is due." To tho
soldier belongs tho credit and the glory of tho
firm foundation of a governmental structuro
that shall endure to the cad of time.
A NEW POST IN .THE DISTRICT.
A new Post of tho G. A. R., tho James A.
Garfield Post, No. 7, has been organized in
Washington by tho election of the following
officers : Post Commander, Stanton Weaver;
S. V. C, Horaco II. Browcr; J. V. C, William
Winans; Adj't, G. S. Emery; Q. M., Georgo W.
Carr; Surgeon, William L. White; Chaplain,
George J. P. Wood; 0. G., Henry II. Hough.
Department Commander S. S. Burdetto pre
sided. A MEW POST ORGANIZED.
A Post was organized at Lono Rock, Rich
land county, Wisconsin, a short time since, by
C'olcnolD.E. Welch and Phil Check, Jr., of
Joe Hooker Post, Baraboo. It is called Henry
Dillon Post, in honor the late Captain Dillon.
The officers aro as follows: Post Commander,
N. B. Hood; S. V. C, A. Wolf; J. V. C, M.
Rowers; Chaplain, D. A. Garrison; Surg., A.
J. Harrison ; Q. M., Alexander Ray ; Post Adj t.,
W. F. Hayes; 0. D., .1. W. Ryman. Tho Post
starts with twenty-four charter members.
THE BALTIMORE POSTMASTER.?
The Baltimore Fun publishes tho following
complimentary notice of Col. Harrison Adrcon,
the efficient postmaster of that city and a prom
inent member of tho Grand Army:
The administration of public offices on busi
ness principles is., a matter of tho highest im
portance to the communities which they serve,
and when they aro conducted in such a. manner
he public is gencially well satisfied. There is
carcely any local agency of the Government
vhoso efficient administration more nearly
ouches the general convenience and the business
ntcrests of a community than its post-office, and
without reference to personal criticisms it can
he safely said that the present administration
of tho post-oflico in Baltimore is on business
grounds a fair subject of commendation. In
addition to his evident desire to meet and
gratify tho public wishes, Postmaster Adreon
has intioduced new methods of servico and
suggested other improvements in tho direction
of perfecting tho workings of his department,
which indicate excellent administrative ability,
and his merit in this regard is fully recognized.
That the community is satisfied with the effi
ciency of the post-office under his management
seems to be generally conceded, and if ho will
coatinuo to sorve it as acceptably as at present,
aehango of sentiment on tho subject 'is not
likely to occur.
THE ANDRE MONUMENT AGAIN DAM
AGED. Tho Andro monument at Tappan, N. Y.,
has again been damaged. Dynamite was used
and tho base was completely destroyed. The
monument now stands erect on threo pieces of
the base, the rest of tho base being almost in
I'toms. The explosion of the dynamite used in
the work was so loud that it awakened some of
the inhabitants, who on repairing to tho place
whence tho noise proceeded saw what had been
attempted, but failed to discover tho perpetra
tor of the deed. Cyrus W. Field, who had tho
shaft, built is highly indignant at what ho terms
tho "outrage" but others view tho matter in
a very different light.
TIIE WASHINGTON MONUMENT.
The report of the work on the Washington
Monument since December 1, 1SS1, has been
published. Ic shows that tho result of tho
operations has been the construction of tho
shaft to tho height of 250 feot abdvo the lowest
joint of the maiblo facing. The height added
during the season was 71 feet, and involved
tho cutting aud setting of 1,181 blocks of
granite, containing 4l,:it9 cubic feet. Tho
total height added to the structuro since Au
gust 7, ItiaO, when tho building was com
menced, is 100 feet. The experiences of tho
past two working seasons, tho repot t says, show
that the rapidity with which tho shaft can bo
constructed is dependent upon the rapidity
with which tho materials used in the structuro
can bo supplied by the contractors, and espe
cially is this true for tho marblo.
A DESERTED KENTUCKY CAMP.
This is how the Washington correspondent
of tho Louisville Commercial pokes fun at tho
Kentucky olficc-seekers who, after months of
weary waiting, wero obliged to return to their
homes, like many others, without their appoint
ments: "Tho camp of tho Kcntuckians on Thir
teenth street is deserted. Tho spider spins his
web in unmolested security across tho window
pane where erst tho hero Of a hundred fights
llirtcd with tho pretty girl in yellow bangs
across tho street;. . A jack of spades, an empty
jug, a broken umbrella, and two outlawed
pawn tickets are all that aro left to mark tho
spot where hope, like rosy morn, stood tip-too
when they came, but sat like a Avidow bereft
when they wont away."
"THE BEST WE HAVE YET SEEN."
From the Waupnn (Wis.) Leader.
Tho best soldiers' paper wo havo yet seen is
Tnn National Tkiiiuni:, published at Wash
ington. It is a six-column quarto, well filled
with tho choicest general news, matters of in
terest to the home circlo, and to ox-soldiers in
particular. Subscription price only one dollar
Reynolds Post, of Maynard, Iowa, numbers
thirty members, and is rapidly gaining iu
strength uud influence.
Answers to Correspondents.
"We. are obliged to answer certain inquiries of the
flame nature In cicli iMie of our ynper. "While we
cheerfully furnish information toaub-cribcrsin tliin
column, wt suggest that much labor, time, tuiilex
peae may le saved both to ourvlves anil to our
correripou'tcnta, if tho latter and other subscribers
would keep a file of tho paper. They cowld then,
at any time, turn to the file and probsbly find tho
very inquiry answered about which they would
havo written to ns. We trust that each and every
subscriber will profit by this suggestion.
I. B. W., St. Louis, Mien Except in cases
of permanent specific disability, no incrcaso of
pension is allowed to commence prior to the
date of tho examining surgeon's certificate es
tablishing the same, made under tho pending
claim for increase, this certificate to be subject
to the approval of the Commissioner of Pensions.
T. W. A., Scottdale, Pa. Write to Joseph
K. Davison, 929 Chestnut street, Philadelphia,
Pa., for information as to cost, &c, of corps
G. T., .TrxisoxviLLE, Micit. Tho soldier
would not bo entitled to pay or bounty under
the circumstances mentioned.
D. L. Mizxcn, Genoa, Omo. Tho highest
number of pension claims in theorigiual invalid
class now in progress of adjudication are num
bered about 300,000. By the number of your
claim you will learn approximately when you
may be called upon to furnish additional evi
dence, as cases at the head of this class arc now
being settled at the rate of about 2,500 per
Roij't B. Wilsox, Moawequa, III. The
substance of the recent decision of the Second j
Comptroller, relative to tho 'Sih increase of pay
to officers, under act of March 2, 1SG7, will bo
found in another column.
II. C. Blixx. Essex Joxctiox. Vt. See
answer to D. L. Mizner, above.
G. W. B. No appropriations havo been made
as yet for the payment of pensions. Senator
Beck was not a soldier in the late war.
SunscRinnn, Maple Rapids, Mich. Tho
evidence to complete claim may not have been
filed, or it may be awaiting additional calls for
information from the Adjutant-General or Surgeon-General.
Your attorney would bo noti
fied of the rejection of the claim.
J. W. J.. Gijeexville, Ohio. The reply of
tho Adjutant-General relative to the presence or
absence of witnesses in your case would bo duo
some time in April or May.
BnoTnr.it Soldier, Bp.adford, N. Y. Yon
should get your attorney to ascertain tho cause
of delay. If tho facts are as you state, and the
case fully proven, early action should bo taken
by the Pension Office.
Tuos. ,T. Patterson-, BusnxELL, III. Un
der present rulings you are receiving all to
which you are entitled, but a bill now pending
in Congress will afford relief, provided it be
comes a law.
.T. R., Lawrexceburg, Ixd. Bounty was
forfeited by promotion.
Warrex S., Scamhonville, Kans Sec re
ply to Subscriber.
G. S. P., Textii N. Y. See reply to D. L.
Mizner. Bounty claims are taken up in their
.T. P. L., Roberts, III. Seo reply to D. L.
Any ono knowing the date and place of death
of tho following general officers and brevet
generals of volunteers, will confer a great favor
by sending the information to The Natioxal
Tribuxe, Washington, D. C. :
Genctals Lewis Benedict, Albert M. Black
man, Wm. P. Benton, Joseph R. Cockrill, Geo.
W. Cole, Joseph A. Cooper, Wellington H. Erst,
David A. Engarr, Joel A. Dewey, Addison
Furnsworth, Henry C. Fik, John Flyun, Wia.
M. Gregg, Ira G. Grover, John S. Hammil, Wm.
Harrow, Joseph Hayes, John H. Howe, Wm.
R. Judson, Thomas L. Kane, Edward Kitchell,
Wm. A. Leech, Heber Le Favour, Wm D.
Lewis. Lafayette McCrillis, Jasper A. Maltlcy,
St. Clair Mnllholland, Charles L'. Matthies,
Sullivan A. Meredith, Stephen Miller, John
O'Dorod, Walter Phelps. Joseph C. Pinkuey,
Richard B. Price, Charles Turner, Henry D.
Washburn, George D. Wanner, Wm. T. Ward,
Robert M. West, Wm. Wilson, Samuel M.
Remaining answers nc3 weefc.
Tho Roster for tho Department of Maine has
just been issued, showing that thoie arc fifty
four Posts in tho State. The officers of the
Department are : Commander, Augustus 15.
Farnham; S.Y.C., William F. Bradbury; J. V.
C, .Tohn L. Pierce ; Chaplain, Ilev. R. L. How
ard; M. D., E. A. Thompson ; A. A. G., John F.
Foster; A. Q. M. G., Edward Jordan ; Inspector,
Erastir M. Shaw; J. A., J. W. Spaulding; CM.
O.. Roacoe G. Rollins; Council of Administra
tion, John A. Sears, F. M. Drew, R. Y. Croclcett.
Caleb X. Lang, Frank Adams; Representatives
to National Encampment, Pam'l W. Lane fat
larfjc, Seth O. Rogers G. IT. Matthews. W. K.
Ripley; Alternates, A. D. Stetson, J. O. Johnson,
E. J. Hill, Rob't McKay.
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" You look like a new man ! " And so he did.
nis eyes had recovered their natural brightness,
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hearted, laughing fellow who paused at the en
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weeks ago. "Yes, you look liko a new man,"
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Havo you been to the Hot Springs? I tried
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well havo staid at home. Xo! when the doc
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Billious, eh? Well, you just tako my advice,
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They'll make a new man of you, too I " And
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WASHINGTON, D. O,
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Established In 1SC5.
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DR. FOSTER'S REMEDIES
FOR FAMILIAR AILMENTS.
No. I. ,T3t001 - PUKUbilJLNQ
AND INVIGORATING PILLS.
For the prompt relief of
Headache, Tain in the Back and Iambs,
Coated Tongue, Foul Breath, Disordered
Digestion, Yellowish. Skin and Eyes,
Constipation of tho Bowels, Scanti.
iiess of Urino and Difficulty of
I'assing it, Low Spirits, "erv-ou-mess,
Confusion of Mind,
I'alpitationofthe Heart, Violent
Tlirobbing at tho 1'it of tho Stom
ach, lain in tho Side dull and acldng,
General Xassitiido and lack of Interest
in Things Usually Interesting, &c, &c, &cw
Whenevcrthis "croup of symptoms," orany con
siderable number of them, ure present, these pills
afford effective relief, usually within forty-eighfc
hours. . ,, ,
They are well worth tho notice of persons living
in malarious localities. .
For a more extended description of these pills seo
previous numU-rs of The Tkiisune and circular,
shortly to Imj issued, and sent on request accom-
pauied w itli three-cent stamp.
Price 20 Cents per Box.
Without quinine; the objection to which Is that
it cannot bo Riven in the large doses necessary to
cure ob-tinato cases ol Fever and Auue without
leaving- behind it a condition ot debility almost as
bad as the original disease.
These pills cure Fever and Ague promptly,
breaking the chills within twenty-four hours in
the majority of cases, and effecting a complete cure
nsiiallv within a week.
For languor. los of appetite, rheumatic and neu
ralgic discomforts, ifcc., common iu low-lying ana
swampy localities, they are efficient.
Price oO Cents per Box.
No. IU. BITTER TONIC PILLS.
For conditions of debility resulting from either
mental or physical overwork, exhaust
ing discharges, or long-continued
These pills act on the nervous system throughout
the body, and at the same time increase tho appe
tite ami the tone and vigor.of the stomaclu
For hard-working men and women, for wet
nnrso. ami the aged, they are indispensable. Their
action is sustained and powerful. They are recom
mended without re;-erve. and will fulfill their pur
pose to the letter in every remediable caseoftha
disorder to which they aro adapted.
Price 30 Cents per Box.
Small sums can bo sent in postage stamps or te
Name and address of sender should be written
plainly, with Post-office, County and State carefully
Correspondence is invited. Stamps should be en
closed for reply.
Persons desiring special advice should send fuU
description of symptoms.
Fee in these cases. One Dollar.
D. L. FOSTER, M. D.,
1001 South 20th Street,
Philadelphia, P. ,
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