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THE NATIONAL TBXBTJ2sTE: WASHEKTGTOISr, D. C., AUGUST 26, 1882.
OUB SGLDIE2S' COLUMN.
VARIOUS INTERESTING TOPICS DIS
CUSSED BY VETERANS.
UooolIoctioiiP of the Tcrrllilo Struggle nt
Antiotnm, September, JS62 Should Hie
SoMter.s Have JJecn Paid for Their Ser
vices in Gold. r its Equivalent 3Ioro
Kind "Words for The National Tribune.
ISincc-src Inaugurated the "Soldiers' Column" in
rintlf atiosai. TKinront the nusnl er of letters from
."ommde all over the country lias increased so rap
iillv that we n re only able to publish a limiteil niun
Iwr of tnem in full ni extracts from others. Our
raiders will confer a faor, when corre-ponding for
tins department, by making tlicir letters as concise
as possible. Lei the slntcnivntx be brief and pointed,
iind we can then lind room for a greater number,
and they will le all the more effective in the inter
ests of Ihesoldier in Congrcsa. If convenient, write
only on one side of the paper. A large number of
letters remain over until next week.
GRAPHIC SKETCH Or A BATTLE.
To Uie Editor National Teibune:
I have been, a reader of your paper for some
montks past, and havo become deeply inter
ested in its contents, part icularly in the perusal
of war reminise-ences and sketches of campaigns,
in some of which I took an active part. I be
longed to tlio Fifty-scvonth New York voteran
rcgimont.Ninth Army Corps, and was a unit in
General Bumside's army of occupation in Kcn
tucky and East Tennessc e. I notice among the
commanders of his forces in that department
the names of Generals Ferrero and E. B. Potter,
toth of whom, I am proud to say, were pro
moted to that rank from colonel and lieutenaut
oojoncl of my regiment; both fine, dashing
officers, with whom I served during most of the
war; was with them at the capture of Roanoke
Island and Xcwbern; fought under them in
many of the principal campaigns and battles
of the war; in Pope's Virginia campaign, end
ing with battles of Alanasses and Chantilly,
v,iiore the gallant Kearney and Stevens fell;
tinder ZucClellau at South fountain and Autie
tam. In the former battle our brave Jlivision
commander, Eeno, fell; at tho latter "my regi
ment and the Fifty-first Pennsylvania, a his
torical fact, under tho cool and intrepid I?. B.
Potter, (then colonel,) stormed and carried the
Antietam bridge. And right here, should this
article chance to fall under the eye of that
officer, I would like to ask him if ho remem
bered the lad who just beforo the final charge,
while we were hotly engaging the enemy
across tho stream, whose murderous fire was
playing deadly havoc in our ranlcs, with left
arm already shattered by two bails, yet so in
tently occupied with the business in hand,
turned and said: "Colonel, my arm is broken,''
and his reply, with a broad smile: "Go to tho
rear," then turned on his heel his steel .scab
bard at that moment broken by a minie-ball
to cheer on his men; and tho youth's response,
while a hailstorm of leaden bullets were tear
ing tho sods about his feet, was: "I bo d d if
I do!" And the next moment ho with his
command was tearing across the bridge driving
Longstrect's veterans before them in panic
stricken Sight, nor did they halt until the
heights beyond were gained. Our line of battle
reformed then. "When Bumside's entire corps
had crossed and taken its place in the line your
humble servant retired to a safe distance in the
rear, and witnessed the grandest display of his
life: The Union army advancing up the slopes
of t'w Maryland hills, their lines extending to
i-i ;"it ;md left as far as the oyo could reach, tho
fcrii :miI Stars and battle-flags floating in the
iirs iz , t3. b:vonets flashing in the bright Sep
teoi'y . :m:. the rattle of musketry, thunder of
cannon, t.ie screeching of shot and shell, and
beyond inc grey line of the confederate army,
.firm ss a granite wall, from whioh issue unceas
ing fr5Mets of flame, and the grim smoke of bat
tle hanging like a huge canopy over all. Such
a sight one rarely sees in a lifetime, but once
seen is never forgotten, and one beyond tho
power of tongue or pen to portray. All that
afternoon and well into the night the tide of
"battle waged, at times our lines advancing
upon, again in perfect order retiring before, tho
foe. At times victory seems perching upon
tho banners of the stars and bars. Again and
again the Union hosts, with loud huzzas, above
-whoso heads triumphantly floats the Starry
ITlag, upon whose eagle-mounted standards the
palm of victory seems at last to rest, hurl their
hroken columns upon the rebel horde. Dark
ness draws her mantle over the scene. The
noise of strife has ceased. How our hearts aro
cheered. In suspense in the hospitals we
await tho news. Is the day lost or won? Arc
our troops holding the ground ? Aro we to fall
iuto the merciless rebels' hands? Are the in
vaders to overrun our fair North ? Such ques
tions as those wo ask ourselves. "When lo! the
'tidings from tho battle conies: "The day is
ours!" "Hurrah! Hurrah!! Burnside has
caved tho left!!!"
E. A. Teep,
Formerly 1st Scrg't Co. B, 51st N. Y.
EHAX.Ii SOLDIERS BE PAID IX GOLD.
To the Editor Natioxal Tbibuxe :
A Tiona fide and valid contract, made by the
Government with tho volunteers of tho late
war, agreeing to pay him $11, 13, $16 a mouth,
is just as binding and sacred to be paid in gold,
or coin, or its equivalent as it was to pay the
bondholder. The bonds were paid in gold.
Even the $-100,000,000 issued March 3, 1SG3,
wero made gold payment by the Forty-fifth
Congress. This is a precedent, and opens the
question of doing justice to the volunteers, who
wore paid in depreciated money, thereby losing
a largo percentage, for the years 1S(3, 'Gl, 'Go,
and :GG. Tho question of equal payments is
superior to all others, for tho volunteer was
promised so much money a month in gold for
services. The service was rendered and ac
cepted by the Government, and tho Union of
the States maintained.
I ask, would a bank or the bondholder submit
to a loas of from $13.S1 to $12.75 on each $100
carnod? 2so! And should tho volunteer suffer
loss, when he was unable to iisuo his protest
against receiving such depreciated payment,
being under duress military law? All must
answer no! The average loss on each $100
earned during the year 1SG2 was $13.81 ; during
1863 it was $31.00; during lbGl it was $-12.83;
during 3865 it was $30.83. The monthly pay
was $11, $13, $10 a month. And for the year
3982, out of $150 earned, the volunteer lost
$21.54; for the year 1803, out of $150 earned,
he lost $-19.25; for tho year 1801, out of $180
earned, he lost $70.95, and for the year 1805, out
of $192 earned, he lost $70.71 a total loss of
$213.49, out of $6S4 earned, (if employed all the
time,) or 32 per cent, on the average.
Out of this sum of $150 (rather $12-1.-10) the
volunteer had to supKrt his family, if married,
and sometimes father and mother. Prices ad
vaaced upon all articles of consumption; real
estate went up; rents also.
Oflieera recoived no bounty whatever, and
the private none unless ho was in the service
two ysa-s or was wounded.
The :. ," losses arc taken from rcliablo
tallica Oi gold values each month from January
1, 1882. until January 1, 1600, and no process
of reasoning can change them, and no one can
evade or cancelthorn. Were these accounts
and amounts due the "bondholders" tho press,
boards of trade, Wall street, and all holders of
bonds would not rest day nor night until
Congress should make good their losses, and it
would bo but justice to them, and so it is but
justice to tho volunteer and his heirs. Others
becamo rich at home whilo the volunteers
fought their battles. Their financial start in
life was lost, besides losing health aud strength.
And now the wealthy aro fully able to pay the
percentage duo the volunteers.
Hon. John Bright says "he knows of but ono
war since tho days of William tho Conqueror
that was justifiable, aud that was the war for
tho preservation of the American Union." It
is well not to forgcL the loss of men by battle
and prison-pens and malaria. The prico was
blood left upon a thousand battle-fields, all
given loyally for the preservation, peace, and
prosperity we now enjoy. And it seems to me
to be high time to act in tho matter and fettle
this honorable debt. We aro only called upon
by law to pay one per cent, each year to cancel
the national debt, or $10,750,513, besides the in
terest on $1,075,051,320. Why not apply the
surplus revenues of each year aud pay pro-rata
each regiment as they were mustered into tho
service? Such a bill passed by Congress would
do more to strengthen tho Government in the
hearts of the people, morally and physically,
than a standing army of 500.000 men. Now
we havo only 25,000, on peace footing, but we
havo a reserve of 3,759,095 for Avar footing, or
more than twice tho number of any Nation on
earth, and these reserves aro volunteers, and
not only volunteers but arlizans from evory
profession and calling of life, and when the
wars aro over they return to civil life and
labor, moro loyal than before, to help pay tho
Nation's debts and obligations.
So there ought to be no "respecter" of per
sons. The bondholder has had his "bond."
The volunteer gave his blood, health, aud
home, which aro more dear and sacred than
tiiese "bonds." Therefore, seo to it that every
G. A. E. Post in the United States sends a peti
tion, supported and endorsed by civilians, to
Congress. Tlio following form of a draft can
bo used by the various Posts :
A Petition to Congress.
Wc, citizens of , and members of
No. , G. A. B. Post, respectfully petition the
Honorablo Houso of Bepicscntatives and Sen
ate in Congress assembled to pay the volunteers
of the war of tho rebellion the losses they in
curred by reason of being paid in depreciated
money between January 1", 1SG2, and January
1, 18GG, instead of gold or its equivalent, which
they were promised and are justly entitled to,
and for which we will ever prav.
Tho time to commence this work is oppor
tune. Congressmen are to be nominated and
elected. Senators aro to be chosen in sovcral
Legislatures. Delegates to nominating con
ventions ought to be instructed or pledged to
support this equitable claim, and all parties
(they respect tho vote of tho soldier) should
be informed how the volunteer stands in tho
matter; then a concerted action can be had,
showing a popular feeling for justico and
equity due to the volunteer; and it must suc
ceed, for the voice of justice never sleeps.
I havo carefully investigated this question,
and find tho above balance-sheet due us and
unsettled, and it will not be settled until paid,
as has been the "bondholder," dollar for dollar,
in gold, or its equivalent.
Lestek A. Hulse.
Lowell, Mass. Aug. 1S52.
A COMRADE'S WAR5I IXTEREST.
To the Editor Natioxal Tkibuxe:
I am much pleased with your very valuable
paper, and I want all tho ex-spldiera-.arouucL
here to take it. I will do all 1 ipari to "get you
100,000 subscribers. 1 have handed all my pa
pers to comrades, as fast -as I havo "Tend them,
so as to get them to subscribe for it. Enclosed
you will find $3 for three new subscribers.
Yours, IvdlJERT N. Tuorx.
East Toledo, Micil, August 11.
nOW TO GET SUBSCRIBERS.
To tho Editor Natioxal Tribuxe:
As I promised you sometime ago, I now send
you three names with $3 for The Tribune. I
havo worked faithfully since writing to yon,
and my labor is not hi vain. For the benefit
of others, I will tell you how I managed to get
subscribers. I took The Natioxal Tribuxe
to the ex-soldiors and let them read it, and seo
tho noble work it is doing for our comrades and
their widows and children. One young man
thought he had all tho papers ho could read,
but said that he would rather havo yours than
all tho others combined. If the present sub
scribers each get three more it will bo a mighty
power to work for good. Your friend,
D. J. Baur, Ex-Soldier.
Madison, O., August 12.
pensions for prisoners of war.
To the Editor National Tribune:
I find in reading different journals that many
soldiers who were prisoners of war for months,
and some over a year, are unable to furnish tho
necessary proof of their disability to secure a
pension, -in order to better enable them to sup
port their families. I know from actual expe
rience that many soldiers and sailors, who wero
captives, aro very deserving of the aid of the
Government, and I know of no way by which
their cases can bo readied unless Congress
passes a bill pensioning all soldiers and sailors
who served three months or more in southern
prison pens, or, more properly speaking, rebel
hells. I am satisfied that every ono who was
confined three months or more in thoso places
is justly entitled to a pension. I enlisted early
in the war and served until the closo in 1805.
In tho spring of 18G4, 1, with many of my com
rades re-enlisted, and returned to the field of
action in April, 1801; and in August, 180J, I
was captured near Little Ruck, Ark., and was
held a prisoner of war until the surrender in
Our Government could not do a more hu
mane act than to pension every man who was
held captive in those southern prison hells. It
is true it looks like shouldering an immenso
load yet to be put upon tho already heavily
loaded United States commissary wagon, but I
think the returns in revenue to the Govern
ment, aud the perfect consciousness of having
done so great and good a deed, would be ample
compensation for this sacrifice of money, if it
can bo so called.
Yours, &c, Ri. Tatman,
Co. F, 51th 111. Vet.' Vol.Juf'y.
Monticello, III., August 15.
from an invalid soldier's wife.
To tho Editor National Tribuxe:
God bless your paper, the soldiers' friend.
It comes to us each week laden with good,
strong, true words for those brave men who
fought and bled and died, or returned maimed
for life, that we might still boast a Union of
States. And they wero bravo men, although
our Government ignores the fact, and keeps
on ignoring it year after year, leaving its pre
servers in some cases helpless, in many partially
so, to wait the ceaseless longing for the adjust
ment of their claims for pension ; while they
sec their families suffering for the necessaries
of life ; whilo they watch each week to seo what
Congress will ,'do for them, whilo they sect hat
august body attending receptions which cost
immense sums of money, looking after tho
"poor Indiau," and granting additional pen
sions to those who do not need them; while
Congress talks of giving Dr. Bliss as much for
one day's attendance upon Gcnhral Garfiold as
many a poor soldier gets in a wholo year for
tho keeping, or rather starving, of his family.
As they view till these things, is it a wonder
that they feel in their inmost soul that theirs
was a thankless task? The Government's
needs were great, her demand was "your
money or your life." Whilo rich men gave up
their hoarded wealth to purchase substitutes,
poor men were obliged to stand to the racket
themselves. They put their life in danger day
by day, and what have they for all this? What
is their reward? An eye gone, a maimed limb,
a rupturo, poverty, and a promise from Uncle
Sam that dear old man, who pays everything
olse so promptly that some time he will make
it all up. Will our Nation always forget, or
will it wako up and hear tho cry of sulTerfhg
that comes to them on every hand from our
soldiers and their families, asking, begging for
their rights, and that the debt which the Gov
ernment owes them be paid to them beforo limy
die? Keep on sounding the tocsin of war.
Mns. M. F. Mestater,
An Invalid Soldier's Wifo.
Aurora, Dak., August 10.
ALL THE "BOYS" LIKE IT.
To tho Editor Natioxal Tribuxe:
Enclosed find $1 for a now subscriber. We
aro about to start a Grand Army Post here, and
have every prospect of splendid success. I think
we will get forty or fifty members, aud when
we get fairly organized I think I can get you a
number of new subscribers. I have shown
The Natioxal Tribuxe to a number of the
" boys,' and they all think very highly of it.
I will do all I can for it, for the more I read it
the better I like it, and wo should support it
willingly and cheerfully. While prominent
papers throughout the land are using their in
fiuenco against tlio cause of tho soldier, you
havo been steadfast in their support, and we
trust and hope that your subscription-list may
continue to grow, awl that you maybe pros
pered beyond your most sanguine hopes.
Respectfully yours, M. D. Bramax,
Battery H, 3d N. Y. Art'y.
Sherman City, Mich., August 8.
THE DUTY OF THE GOVERNMENT.
To the Editor National Tribuxe:
I read your paper with much satisfaction, as
does every old soldier. I havo watched with
much interest your advocacy of the soldiers'
rights during tho late session of Congress. I
am glad the soldier has an advocate who dares
to put forwatd the interests of thoso who havo
borne the burden and heat of the day. What
does the word pension mean ? It means "con
sideration for past services." Then, I say, is it
not the duty of our Government to see if
tho soldier has a good war record ; if ho has
carried tho old flng up and over tho enemy's
works; if ho has been on long marches in hot
climates, sullered hunger and thirst for the
freedom which millions now enjoy. that he
has a pension? This being the case, can the
Government pay him too much in tho way of
a pension ?
J. Dorsey Joiixpox,
Co. K, 50th Reg. Pa. Vols.
Fraxklixdale, Pa., Aug. 12th.
VALUES IT AS THE SOLDIER'S FRIEND.
To the Editor National Tribune:
The National Tribune is all that it is
recommended to be, and I value it highly as
tho soldier's friend. I subscribed for The
Veteran because I am not able to tako two
papers. The Veteran was our association paper,
and I wanted to help it along, but as Commander
Lo Baume, on account of his poor health, could
not continue it, they could not'havo pleased mo
better than they havo by sending me your paper.
You may count on mo as a subscriber, and 1 J
will do all I can to aid you. I was a member
of Company I, Ono Hundred and Forty-fifth
regiment Pennsylvania volunteers. I was
captured on tho IGtli of Juno, 1SG1, and re
leased on the 30th day of April or 1st of March,
165. 1 am a member of the Western Ander
son ville Prisoners' Association and G. A. R., so
you see I have an iuterest in your cause.
Yours, in F., C. and L.,
William H. Rhoades.
Anthony, Kan., August 13.
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five subscribers this summer. Who else will
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Union Veteran, 1 havo received your valuable
paper instead. I am moro than pleased with
the change, and from this date count mo ono
of your regular subscribers. Thetatioxal
Tribune is certainly the best soldier paper I
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tional Tribune for $10 a year." G. H. Ful
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tinent." A. W. Pepper, Fairport, N. Y.
"Being the first man to leave Jefferson town
ship to enter t lie army in the late rebellion, I am
glad that wo have somo one close to the Capitol
who is willing to advocate tho rights of tho
men that saved our country, aud I hopo that
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John Dowitt, Greensville, O. "Tlio ox-soldiers
who havo seen my copy of your paper
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will subscribe." E. Woodworth, Meridian,
Mich. "Tho Congressman who votes against
the honest claims of pensioners will bo remem
bered at the ballot-box. Keep us posted as to
who they arc." Joel S. Stevens, Orange, Mass.
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Pi- " I am much pleased with your excel
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Kingston, N. Y.
Answers to Correspondents.
"We are obliged to answer eertnln Inquiries of tho
same nature in each issue of our paper. While we
chccrfullv furnish Information to subscribers in this
column, "we suggest that much lnbor, time, and ex
pense may be saved both to ourselves and to our
correspondents, if the latter and other subscribers
would keep a file of tho pnper They could then,
nt any time, turn to the file and probably llnd the
very iiuiiiiry answered nbout which they would
have written to us. "Vc trust that each and every
Bubscriber will profit by thia suggestion.
L. IF. ilf. Xeicarl; JV. J. 1. Tho person you
name is in tho office mentioned. 2. Your sug
gestion will receive consideration.
II. L. IV. G., Council Bluffs, Iomi. Sec reply to
J. B. B. Tho claim should now ho receiving
IF. R. P., Rowland, P7. Since replying to your
questions in ours of August 5, No. 51, a bill has
passed the Senate and become a law which ma
terially affects certain classes of applicants for
pension. In our former reply you were advised
that tho widow was not entitled to pension
from date of her husband's death to the date
of her remarriage, unless her claim as widow was
filed prior lo Jnbj 1, 1SS0. The bill referred to
makes no stipulation as to date of filing the
claim, and provides for the payment of pension
from dato of death of husband to dale of re
marriage. Copy of bill was 'published in
P. IF. A., Nexrport, Tcnn. Your request has
been complied with.
TF. IF. G., Dimsdalc, N. C You may be enti
tled to an increase
IF. P. IF., and Others, Flushing, Mich Please
state your question a little moro clearly.
C. C., Gilbcrtsville, N. II, and E. McM., Cincin
nati, 0. Upon receipt of twenty-five cents and
the names we will advertise for you.
C. JL B., Tomplxns, Mich. If your testimony
is all in, and satisfactory, the caso should not
J. B. B., Keenville. III. Invalid claims, num
bering as high as 370,000, arc now receiving tho
attention of the Pension Oilice.
J. S. R, Gainesville, N. 11 Seo answers 1 and
3 to "B. F. G., Winnebago, Ind.," in ours of
May 27, 1SS2, No. -11.
J. T. E., Sand; Ridge, Pa.l. The power of
attorney cannot be revoked, unless gross neg
lect, or other sufficient reason, he shown. 2. A
bill would have to be prepared and introduced,
and tho papers on file at tho Pension Office
would be forwarded to tho Committeo for ex
amination, &c. 3 and -1. Your claim ought to
be passed upon without delay if tho testimony
IF. C. ilf., Poqaclanuck, Conn. Your pension
was no doubt graded so as to correspond with
the extent of your disability at various times
from date of discharge as shown by tho evi
dence on file. Such rating is left to the discre
tion of tho Commissioner. If you aro dissatis
fied you can apply within one year from dato
of allowanco for a re-rating. Yours is not an
exceptional case. You might obtain a list of
names from the pension agent.
Rose, East Homer, 2. 11 1. If you refer to
fees in pension claims, tho attorney can collect
his fee in cases filed subsequent to June 19,
1S7S, prior to completing their prosecution.
Tho attorney would probably bo guided by
circumstances beforo returning tho fee. 2.
In tho absenco of testimony of regimental
surgeon, medical evidence to show condition at
of date discharge should be furnished.
G. U. II., Hamilton, O.l. It is doubtful
whether your case is covered bythc bill. You
ould do no harm by lhaking application for
emoval of charges submitting your caso for
Judication undcr-tho act approved August 7,
'32. 2. Tweiity-fivo cents por day.
: 11.,$.., Ithaca, Jficfc. 1. Sec reply to "J. B.
B." above. 2. If you consider the rating is too
small you can apply for an increase. The Com
missioner would not state how you wero rated
liy tho examining surgeon.
A. S., Fcoltdalc, Pa. Your attorneys should
he able to advise you as to causo of delay.
G. IF. T.; Springfield, O.l. Usually about five
or six weeks. 2. Decision is generally made
after most of the testimony has been filed.
G. IF, Fchulenhurgh, Texas. Tho claimant
would not be entitled to arrears, becauso claim
was not filed prior to July 1, 1SS0.
A. Jf., Lincoln Green, III Senator Tlatt is
from Connecticut, and is chairman of tho Sen
ate Committeo on Pensions. See debate on tho
10 bill in ours of August 12. The Senator's
reasons for objecting to tho bill will no doubt
appear when tho matter comes tii next session.
What these reasons are wo are unable to say.
J. S. A1, Liberty, Pa. Your inability to fur
nish the name of the doctor who vaccinated
you is not very material. From what you say,
the claim ought to bo taken up and decided
without further delay.
F. J. F., Troy, N. Y. The section referred to
does not remove the charge. Wo should think
your caso a good ouo under the act of Congress
Jno. J. A., Site City, Mo. Write to Department
Commander, Department of Missouri, G. A. R.,
Kansas City, Mo.
IF. Jf., Shirland, III Thanks for your flat
IF. 1). C, Scandia, Kansas. Tho badgo of tho
Sixteenth Army Corps was known as tho "cart
wheel." E. L. II., Sacramento, Cal Thcro was no badgo
adopted by the Thirteenth Army Corps.
E. II. F., Rome City, Ind. There aro now on
tho pension rolls Ihii ty-seven persons who have
lost both feet; this number also includes those
who have had both legs amputated.
Jf. N. S., Glasford, 'Ill.l. No. 2. In tho
course oT a few weeks ; depends somewhat on
tho number of cases he lias in hand. 3. Your
attorney should bo able to tell you ; there may
be various reasons for delay. 1. You should bo
notified. No instructions aro issued. Tho ex
amination decides the question of fitness for
the position. 5. Yes. G. Await action of tho
Round iiing answers next week.
Tho American team has made an excellent
start in its Creed moor practice. Tho new rifles
give great satisfaction and scores will un
doubtedly show a marked improvement this
week. Tho outsiders, who failed to sccuro
places on the team last week, aro now shooting
even better than many on the team. Tho two
vacancies which may bo created in tho team
should bo filled with rare discretion. A crack
shot might do moro harm than good, if ho had
a talent for quarreling with hi3 associates.
Good fellowship and unity of organization
must bo maintained at all hazards. JV, 11
VEHNOR'S LATEST PREDICTIONS.
Yennor, tho weatnor prophet, writes to tho
Toronto Mail predicting a sovoro storm period
on tho lower lakes toward tho end of tho
present month and tho entry of September.
Ho also predicts similar disturbances along tho
Now Jorsoy coast and southward to and beyond
Charleston on the Atlantic coast.
MINNESOTA CROP REPORTS.
In four of tho southern tiors of counties in
Minnesota wheat is practically all cut and
stacking is in progress. Threshing machines
are also at work, and tho report is from twelve
to twenty bushels per acre, nearly all grading
No. 1, or No. 1 hard. In the eontral counties
cutting will bo completed the present week,
and in tho northern counties a few days later.
If tho harvest is successfully completed thoro
will bo comparatively little wheat grading bo
low No. 1.
GRACEFUL ACT OF A DYING SON.
"In all his life, Ben Hill never did a moro
graceful thing," said General Evans in his
funeral oration over the lato Senator from Geor
gia, " than when he made his last visit to
the portrait of his mother, which hung in ono
of his rooms. When President Garfield placed
his manly arm around his venerable mother
in the prcsenco of the vast multitude that
witnessed his inauguration, and kissed her
with lips fresh from pronouncing the obliga
tion of tho Presidential office, he drew unto
himself the warm heart of American mother
hood forever. So when tho great Senator
went as a child to gaze upon his mother's pic
tured face,and murmured, I shall soon see her,'
lie left tho sons of this State and the Union
a lesson of filial lovo they should never forget.
The portrait shows a dear, old, good face, well
traced with marks of intelligence. Tho
wrinkles arc there, tho sloop of age, and
other signs of failing life. Long sinco she
went away. But tho wasted statesman be
came a boy again in feeling, gazed with a true,
adoring lovo upon the portrait, and then above
the faded picture looked with eyes that saw
Homo and Heaven and Mother, all in ono
vision of transcend out glory."
DARING WORK OF ROAD AGENTS
Tho Idaho Sta tcsman says the road agents who
stopped tho Kclton stage last week secured
$2,000 in money and valuable jewelry, two
stago horses, and the contents of tho treasure
boxes. There wero eight passengers seven
gentlemen and ono lady. One of the passen
gers, a Frenchman, lost $o00. D. C. Sprague,
of Lcadville, Col., was relieved of $350. G.
II. Search, of the same place, lost $135 and a
gold watch and chain. From W. S. Hunt tho
robbers took $110 and a gold watch and chain.
Miss Sallio Cliuetop, an actress from Lcad
ville, saved $1,000 which was secreted in her
skirts. Tho robbers wero cool and devoted
two hours to their work. The robbery took
place at a point twenty-two miles north of
Kclton, in the immediate vicinity of the rob
bery of ono week previous.
A DOUBLE BEREAVEMENT.
Tho two children of Thomas W. Fitch, grand
children of General Sherman, wero buried at
St. Louis Tuesday. Mrs. Fitch, accompanied
by General Sherman, Miss Sherman, and three
surviving children of Mrs. Fitch, arrived by the
Ohio and Mississippi Railroad Tuesday morn
ing in a special car, bringing the body of tho
last of the two children, who died in Wash
ington. Tho party wero met at the depot by
a hearso and two carriages, and proceeded to
the residence of Mr. Fitch at Cote Brillanto
and thence to Calvary Cemetery, where the
remains of tho other child had been placed in
a vault. Tho interment took place in tho
morning, none but members of tho family
being present. The children, accompanied by
their mother, were on tho Vay to Washington
previous to attonding a proposed reunion of
tho Sherman family at Oakland, Md., at Mrs.
Fitch's, she being a daughter ot General Sher
man. Tho first of tho two children, an infant,
died whilo on the train on the way to Wash
ington city. The body was almost immediately
sent back to St. Louis. At an early hour on
Sunday morning Mr. Fitch received a tele
gram informing him of tho death of a second
child, Katie, three years of ago.
AlP" We are nt all times glnd to furnish informa
tion to our readers on subjects nflcctinjr their inter
ests, but after examining our list of 150,000 names
h ordarto respond to inquiries ns to the where
abouts of ex-soldiers, necessitating the employment
of one per.on for thnt special purpose, we arc com
pelled to advertise for tho addresses of such as are
not in our possession. In order, therefore, to reim
burse us for this service, we shall in future make a
nominal charge of twenty-five cents for publishing
each inquiry of three lines, when the address can
not be obtained from the records. All replies
should be mailed direct to the advertiser, in care of
Tan National Tninuxc. They will be promptly
forwarded. Ed. TitmcNE.
Addresses wanted of Orderly-Sergeant Walter,
Sergeants Emniel and Wittemeyer, and Quartermaster-Sergeant
Rierson.or any member of Co. G,
1st X. Y. (Lincoln) cavalry, by Geo. Albraud. It
Name and address wanted of the Sergeant who
lind command of the first battalion, 17th regt. "Wis
consin infantrv. at Tunnel Hill, Ga., during winter
of ISCt-'S, by Wm. II. Little. 2t
Address wnnted of Cnpt. R. D. Cook, of Co. D,
35th N. J. vols., or any members of said company
who were nt Decntur, Ala., in the winter of 1804, by
Namo and address wanted of the Surgeon in
charge of Camp Distribution, at Alexandria, Va.,
by Jno. A. Iloifuian.
Addresses wanted of Capt. David J. "Weaver and
Peter J. Hunike, of Co. B, 3d Md. inf y, by 3Iilton
Addresses wanted of Capt. S. L. Richards; First
Lieut. Chas. Wcntz, of battery C, 13d reg't, 1st Pa.
light nrtillerv; also James Patton, of batterv I, 13d
reg't, 1st Pa. light artillery, by Wm. B. Dick.
Address wnnted of George Lamm, private of 321
regiment of Ind. vols.; alto the name and address
of the surgeon who examined tho officers of the oth
reg't Veteran Reserve Corps at Hurinide Barracks,
Oct. or Nov., ISCS.by Jueob Itoth, late lieutenant of
Co, Q, 5th reg't, Vet. Kci. Corps, 1G1 and 105 West
3d street, Cincinnati, Ohio. it
Address wanted of Patrick Collins, or anv mem
ber of Co. F, 2d battalion, loth U. S. inf y, who
were at Atlanta in July, 1S61, by John Baeplcr.
Addreses wanted of First Lieut. Frank Evans
and Second Lieut. Albert T. Cross, of Co. G. 3d
reg't, U. S. colored troops, by Thomas J. Janey.
Address wanted of Surgeon Francis M. Peat-man,
of 30th Ind. vols, in lSfrt-'G5, by James M. Barney.
Add res wanted of Sergeant Joseph Rowland, of
nth reg't. Ky. vols., by Georgo W. Lcgget.
Addresses wanted of Onpt. James M. Moran, of
Co. C, 3d Minn.; Lieut. John M. McClure; Capt.
Mooro; Privates Jolln W.Edwards and Elislm Bul
lock of Co. M, 10th 111.; Capt. Orville Chamberlain,
Lieut. Clias. Mann, Privates Jacob Orycr and Cvrus
Haines, of Co. G, 71th Ind. infy, by J. F. Early.
Addresses wanted of Cnpt. C. K. Layton, Ser
geants John Clnhar or John Hewitt, Jese Taylor,
John Chafer, of Co. F, 11th U.S. infy, or any mem
ber of said organization, by Geo. Mingle.
Addresses wanted of Jas. Serley, M. Ervin, Ben
ton Dove, or any member of Co. A, 36th 111. cav.,
by Patrick W. Bigney.
Addre wanted of Sergeant James Mack, of Co.
1, 1st Mass. heavy artillery, by A. Sinclair.
Address wanted of Orderly-Sergeant J. F. Win
ters, of Co. F, 1st Mass. cav., by W. T. Young.
Name and address wanted of any member of Co.
D, 2d- reg't, U. S. sharp-shooterswho enlisted in
1S01, by Jas. A. Osgood.
Address wnnted of Orderly-Sergeant Kures, and
name and address of Regimental Surgeon of Co. B,
lth C. S. infy, in war with Mexico, by Jas. S.
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Not being able to fill all engagements offered, t
have made arrangements with Major J. B. Percival
and B. J; Lewis to produce my play,
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The Battle of Sliiloh,
the coming season of 132 and 1883.
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