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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE; WASfflNGTONtoP; 0., THURSDAY, O0TOBM U, 1894.
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"WASHINGTON, D. C, OCTOBER 11, 1694.
MEXICAN PENSION ROLL
One "Which is fot "Purged;" and in "Which
There Are lio Suspensions.
On Ue Mexican Pension Roll
tliere iire tlie sanies of 15,215
survivors and 7 JiSS widows, suid
something over 3,000 cases were
pending at latest reports. This
makes a total of 25,41)7, or sev
eral thousand more men than
the Ursfted States had in Mexico
atauy one time duriitc the war.
These all receive either S or
$12 a mouth.
Among the names are those
of the widow of Gen. Samuel
Cooper, a 3c? Yorlter by birth,
who was Adjutant-General of
the United States Army at the
outbreak of the war, -and used
his position to aid Use rebels in
preparing for the struggle. He
resigned his position to hecome
Adjutant-General of the South
ern Confederacy, and officiated
us such until the rebellion col
lapsed. Mrs. Cooper has Tieeu
-drawing a pension since June
The widow of Thomas T.
("Stonewsill5) Jaekson3 who
rcas "nest to ice the most popu
lar commander of the rebel
Thewidowof Maj.-Gen. George
E. Iicketf , who commanded jsi
division in the rebel army.
The widow of Maj.-Gen.Gideon
3T. TiIlow, who commanded a di
vision in the rebel army.
The widow of Xieiit.-Gen. A.I?.
Hill, who commanded one of
the three corps of Xee's army.
The widow of Sidney Smith
Xee, who was dismissed from
Hie Huvyfor going over to the
enemy," and afterward became
Maj.-Gjcn. Iabney K. Maury,
who commanded the rebel
troops at the battle of Chicka
Hon. S. B. 3Iaxey, late United
States Senator from Texas, who
ajor-eneral in the rebel
Hosi. Jas. Z. George. Senator
irom "Mississippi, and who
served in the rebel army as a
Colonel. The number of his
certificate is 17,214.
The widows above mentioned
are of men who were educated
at the Governmentexpense, and
afterward fought to destroy the
Government. Tiiev went on itn
roll at once, while last April
"ere Hvre pciiuing me Claims
of 145,520 widows xf Union sol
diers who had not yet been able
to get on the roll.
SPECIAL COUPON. I
Inclosed please find.
gfor winch send me Paris number t
"Fcrbes's Army Sfceteh Book," p
I P. 0 I
This coupon may bo used to order any s
of tho parts from 1 to 20, or the set com- f
atJoxnmodore m the rebel navy.
Brig.-Gen. 3s. ii. Chalaners,
wlio wits Forrest's chief lieu-
nas ween orawing ins pension
since May 27, 1S7. Me was a
g view m -m psru win io sent upon receipt e
:q of $2 aud this conpon. S
AKTICLES BY GEX. POPE.
"We have in hand two very interesting
articles by the late Gen. John Pope,
-which we will give the readers of The
National Tribune at an early date.
One of these is a "Journey to the Mani
toha Country in a Birch Canoe, in
1849," and the other is " New Mexico
end the Santa Fe Trail." These are
Tyell-told experiences of the distinguished
soldier in the days -when he -was a Lieu
tenant in a country that was then more
of an unexplored wild than Africa is
to-day. They were about the last lit
erary work of Gen. Pope before his
Our urgent appeal to veterans every
where to forego all other considerations
this Fall, and vote only for Eepublican
nominees for Congress, is in no sense
partisan, but is based on considerations
of the highest expediency.
"We are now in a struggle for our very
existence. Shylock well says :
Yon do take ruy life when yon do talco tho
means wiicrobyl live.
Their little pensions are literally the
means whereby tens of thousands of our
comrades live, and there is not one of
us who can say with confidence that he
may not be reduced to the same sad
strait before death claims him.
Rightly or wrongly, the Republicans
stand before the country as representa
tive of liberal pensions, and the exten
sion of their benefits to all who deserve
them. Equally rightly or wrongly the
Democrats stand before the country as
committed to the narrowing down of pen
sions to the last practicable limit, and
the denial of them to an enormous num
ber of those who are believed to be justly
entitled to their benefits. "We shall not
stoj now to discuss the correctness of
these popular views. We are simply
stating undeniable truths.
As for the Populists, we need only
point to the course of the 11 members
of that party in the present House. If
one of them has an emotion of friend
ship for'the veterans, he has so far been
remarkably successful in concealing it
from public scrutiny. For all the good
that the comrades have received from
them they might as Tvell Tiave been un
reconstructed rebels from Georgia and
Therefore the bald, plain fact stands
out as clearly defined against the sky as
thelVasliington Monument, that a Dem
ocratic "majority in the next House of
Representatives will be accepted as the
verdict of the country that the present
odious and inexpressibly injurious pen
sion policy is to be continued and great
ly intensified ; that Ihe scourging of the'
veterans with whips is to be turned into
a scourging with scorpions. Again we
say, there is no partisanship in saying
this ; it is .merely tlie j-elation ,of well
On Ihe other hand, a Republican ma
jority in the House will be everywhere
received as a public condemnation of
the pension policy of the past 18 months,
and a positive assurance that there -will
be .a xeversal of this, and the inaugura
tion of a policy of liberality and justice.
It seems to us that this is so unmis
takably clear that no one can fail to
ee it It is so large that it swallows
'up any mere question of men. It is a
matter of principle to solidly and en
thusiastically support the Republican
.nominees everywhere, as sm indignant
protest against the outrageous way in
-which -we have heen treated, and the
surest way of securing redress of our
Remember that every vote for a Re
publican nominee will be accepted as a
rebuke to pension injustices, and every
vote against such nominee will be taken
and accepted as approving the wrongs
done the veterans and their dependent
As is well known Germany provides
most carefully for her veterans, probably
better than any other country in the
world. All the places in the Govern
ment employ ure reserved for those who
served in the army, and none others
are admitted. The best recommendation
that any man seeking employment can
have is an honorable discharge from the
Imperial military or naval establish
ments. This care extends to tlie fathers,
mothers, widows, and children of those
who have fallen under the flag of tlie
Fatherland. They are preferred for
employment on the State railroads, and
in whatever positions they are capable of
filling. 2or need they fear that a change
of Administration may turn them out.
Gratitude to the defenders of the coun
try is not a party matter in Germany.
All parties not only profess, but exer
cise it, and it is as much a part of the
settled policy of the Empire as the ad
ministration of justice or the main
tenance of the highways. In addition
to the preferences for employment which
take place of direct pensions in this
country, the Empire set apart, out of
the milliards exacted from France for
indemnity, the sum of 300,000,000
marks $75,000,000 the interest upon
which was to be used to support those
disabled in the Franco-German war.
At present 33,000 of these receive al
lowances from this fund, and as they
grow older these allowances are increased.
At first privates were given 350 marks
$87.50 a year ; 750 marks $187.-
50 for non-commissioned officers, and
1,000 marks for Sergeant-Majors. Now
privates receive 700 marks $150 ;
non-commissioned officers 900 marks
$220, and Sergeant-Majors 1,200 marks
It is also to bo remarked that they
have been getting these pensions ever
since the close of the war with France.
They have not had to wait 30 years for
their rights, run the gantlet of abuse by
a vicious Copperhead and rebel press,
and then be robbed of millions of what
was due them under the plea of " saving "
It has been many years since the old
veterans broke camp and returned to
the peaceful pursuits of the home, shop,
farm, and fireside. They keep alivethe
memories cemented in the best blood of
the Nation by gathering around the
Campfires annually. Some have been
divided upon local political questions,
but when the opportunity presents itself
to aid an old comrade the boys are not
slow to fall in and stand again shoulder
to shoulder. Out in Nebraska this year
the Republicans have nominated Com
rade Thomas J. Majors, who has a gal
lant record as an old soldier. Like all
men in civil life who have been fearless
in the discharge of public duty, he is not
without some enemies, who are actively
at work to defeat him.
Nebraska is a great soldier State, and
comrades everywhere will watch with
interest the contest which will be settled
at the approaching election. If the old
soldiers rally to the support of Gov.
Majors, he will be installed in the Ex
ecutive chair of the greatest soldier State
in the Union.
There are comrades in every voting
precinct who should see to it that every
such vote is cast for Comrade Majors.
He is a successful farmer and stock
raiser, and owns and cultivates one of
the largest and richest farms in Nemaha
Count3T. His interests, sympathies and
inclinations are -with the agricultural
classes, and old veterans everywhere will
be disappointed if Gov. Majors does not
run nhead of .his ticket in every precinct
in the State. The organized opposition
comes from Eome of the cities, and from
those wlio are too far removed from the
days and events of a quarter of a century
ago to fully appreciate the claims that
an old soldier has upon the public.
"When a comrade with such a magnifi
cent record as that won on the field in
tlie South and in the Indian wars on the
plains and in civil life by Gov. Majors,
is a candidate for office, it should arouse
sentiments of warmest affection in the
breast of every old soldier. "We shall be
very much disappointed if Nebraska
does not elect Col. Majors Governor by
a splendid majority.
The political revolution in South
Carolina continues to revolve. Tlie
power of the old aristocrats who have
ruled the State ever since the Revolu
tion, except during the few years of " car
pet-bag" sway, seems utterlv crushed,
and at last the " poor whites " are on
top. All the clamor against Tillman,
all attempts to "reorganize" in the
interest of the old autocrats, have been
humiliating failures. Likewise Senator
.Butler's bullying personal campaign
against Tillman. "Nigger domination "
is a scarecrow which only excites de
risive laughter. At present it is esti
mated that Tillman will get 29 votes in
the Senate against seven for Senator
Rutler, and 102 votes in the House
against 22 for Butler ; so that he will
have practically a walk-over for the
United States Senatorship. In the Con
gressional Districts there is a general
high-mix, with both Republicans., and
Democrats running double sets of Can
didates in some, with Dispensary, New
Constitution, Free Coinage, and other
issues coming in to divide the voters. A
colored diagram of the political situa
tion in South Carolina would resemble
a crazy-quilt, though "Tillmanism"
would be the strongly dominant color.
Gresiiam seems to be muddling
things worse than ever in his manage
ment of Bluefields. All sorts of miser
able rumors come from that country,
but one fact sticks out all the time, and
that is, that in tlie face of all the parade
of force and threats, Americans con
tinue to be arrested and carried away
to dungeons, from directly under the
guns sent there to protect them; and
though there is much loud talk about
firing, no shot is fired to protect them.
The cleaning out of the State Depart
ment seems to have been mainly direct
ed toward removing all traces of the
traditions of Hamilton, Marcy, and
James G. Blaine.
THE NEXT CONGItESS.
The interest in the composition of the
next Congress is intense. Upon a radi
cal change of its complexion from that
of the present body, depends all hopes
of lifting the country dut of the Slough
of Despond in which it was plunged by
the results of the elections of 1892.
To accomplish such'a change requires
continued, sustained and wisely-directed
effort all over the country. To under
stand this thoroughly it will be necessary
to go rather fully into details.
The House of 'Representatives has 356
members, of whom 179 are a majority.
Its political complexion at present is
The Democrats have therefore a ma
jority of 95 over the Republicans, or 84
over both Republicans and Populists.
Classified by States, the vote is as
California 2 5
Cotmccliout 1 3
Florida ? ,. 2
Illinois Jl 11
Indiana 2 11
lown 10 1
Kentucky ' l 10
Louisiana .". c
Massachusetts 9 4
Michigan 7 G
Minnchotu , 4 2
Missouri i J4
Nebraakn 3 l
New Hampshire 2 ..
New Jersey.. 2 C
New York U 20
North Carolina 1 8
North Dakota -JL
Ohio jo 11
Penngylvnnia .......'Sfr 20 10
Kliodo Jshmd 2
South Carolina JL C
South Dakota , 2
Temicsite 2 8
Virginia ; 30
West Virginia 4
Whiconilii, '. 4 0
It will be seen that of their total of
220 -voles the Democrats got 121, or
much more than Jial south of JVIason
& Dixon's Line, while1' the Republicans
carried but five districts in that section.
The Congressional Campaign Com-
, . ,
mittee in Washington have recently
given out their estimates of the results
next month, and, as was to be expected,
these differ widely. They foot up as
' R. D. 1
. .V J . .
.. u ..
.. t C 1 ..
1). R. P.
'Connecticut .'. 3
juiinu. ......... ......... x
Mississippi ' ..
Now Hampshire ,. 2
i!00 117 9
190 I5C 10
This indicates that the Republicans
expect to make heavy inroads into the
Solid South, gaining 1 Representative
in Delaware, 1 in Kentucky, 3 iu.Mary
land, 5 in Missouri, 2 in Tennessee,
1 in Virginia, and 3 in West Vir
ginia 1G in all making 21 with those
they have been in the habit of carrying
This is not taking any account of the re
volts in Louisiana, Alabama and the
Carolinas, which may add from 3 to 12
vote3 to their column.
The Republican estimate seems con
servative. If the people vote as they
talk and seem to feel, there will be fewer
Democrats in the next House than there
are Republicans in the present one.
Something of fa flurry has been oc
casioned in G.A.R. circles by the an
nouncement that !the8ipeople of Louis
ville would take -.thoaioccaaion of the
assemblage of the National Encamp
ment in that cjty.vto dedicate the
new monument 'to ''the Confederate
dead, and that there would be a gen
eral celebration, with Cave speeches,
Confederate flags flying, etc. Assuming
that this would be the case, Abe ratter
son Post, of Allegany City, Pa., naturally
voted not to go. The leading citizens of
Louisville have been interviewed on the
subject, and disclaim any such intention.
Gen. Castleman says specifically that
nothing will be allowed that is in the
slightest degreo objectionable to the
visiting veterans. The Confederate
monument has not even been begun yet,
and consequently there is no telling
when it will be finished. Certainly no
Confederate flag will be floated from it
at the time.
Representative "Wilson says : " I
fully recovered from my illness while in
England." But he will find that it will
take Jiim a long time to recover from his
. ,. ... ,.-,,,
L.ISTKN TO lyiE DUGT'E CAIX,
Comrades : In rallying for the great
battle for your rights do not forget
your standard-bearer Tub National
Tribune. Most necessary to your bat
tle is it that it should be made as strong
as possible for the great contest this
Wo are going to have a harder fight
during the next session of Congress than
ever. Our enemies in Congress are far
from being satisfied with the injury they
have already done us, but contemplate
still another raid.
The National Tribune is the main
friend and champion the comrades have
here at the Natiopal Capital and in the
whole country. It will make a stub
born fight to save the veterans from the
wicked robbery contemplated. It can
do more than any other paper or agency
Therefore, it is to your interest to
build up the paper to the utmost, and
make it as strong as possible in every
community. The more subscribers it
has behind it, the stronger battle it can
make for you and all comrades. There
fore, see that your name is on its lists,
and that as many as possible of your ac
quaintances subscribe for it If not
already a subscriber send in your n.ame
at once, and get at least one more. Get
up a club if possible. We want every
veteran to rally around our flag for one
more eflbrt. We all have to fight now,
and The National Tribune will lead.
Let it head a column of at least 250,000
subscribers. Then all the power of the'
Solid South cannot prevail against it
Help us now, and by so doing help
yourselves most effectively.
OUR SPECIAL ARTICLES.
Among those who will contribute
special articles to The National Trib
une this Fall and Winter are:
aEN. DANIEL E. SICKLES, the Kal
ian t old com m under of the Third Corps,
ex-JMinistcr to Spain, and at present Jfepxe
sentaLivc in Congress irom New York City.
GEN. JAMES A. BEAVER, hero of
Cold Harbor, and ex-Goveruor of Pennsyl
vania. GEN. RUSSELL A. ALGER, ex-Gov-ernor
of Michigan, aud Past Com jnander-in-Chief,
Gram! Army of the Republic.
GEN. LUCIUS PAIRCHILD, ex-Governor
of Wisconsin, aud Pat Commauder-ln-Cliief,
Grand Army of the Republic.
GEN. JAMES H. KHD, 6th Mich.
Cav., who commanded the famous Michigan
Cavalry Brigade at Cedar Creek and else
where. THE CANNONEER, whose story of
Battery B, 4ih U. S. Art., was admittedly
the best narrative of a private soldier ever
written, will contribute a sketch of .Mink's
Ta'trious .New York battery.
,'GEN. 0. O. HOWARD, who commanded
successively ihe Eleventh and Fourth Corps,
and the Army of the Tennessee, U writing a
series of monographs on the Atlanta Cam
paign, taking up each stage of the operations
GEN. DAVID M. STANLEY, com
mander of a divison at Corinth, and of the
Fourth Corps on the Atlanta campaign, and
GEN. CYRUS BUSSEY, ex-Assistant
Secretary of the Interior, formerly com
mander of tho Cavalry Division, Army of
the Tennessee, commander of the District of
All these are highly impprtant histori
They are written especially for The
Tribune, and ivill appear in no other
Other attractions will "be announced
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of sample copies of
this week's issue of
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to tho paper, but who should be interested
in it. "We ask every one who receives a
copy to give it careful examination, and
compare it with other ftunily weeklies. Wo
are sure they will find it a better paper for
themselves aud families than any other that
they can fiud. It isa superior paper in every
respect, and constantly strives to lead all tho
other publications in the country by the
higher quality of the matter it furnishes its
readers. It spends mere money in getting
up ii paper of the highest possible class than
any other, and all matter which appears in
its columns is written especially for it. It
has no " boiler plate " stuff or syndicate
matter. It is bright, live, able, progressive,
and independent. It servea no party, and
has no entangling alliances with any men
or faction. It aims only to represent the
loyal, working, progressive people of the
country, to tell the truth of history, and
champion the cause of the men whose valor
and blood made the country as great aud
prosperous as it is.
The paper should be in every family, and
we ask all who' read this to not ouly sub
scribe for it themselves, but to endeavor to
get otheis interested in it. It costs but $1
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ing matter for tho money.
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"Washington, D. C.
China's official declaration of war styles tho
Japanese " Wo-jen," "barbarous pigmies."
Tho Japanese declaration of war, on tho other
hand, is couched in the careful phraseology of
A Bslgian journalist, hungering for somo
now method of improving tho revenue, sug
gests a tax on mustaches, lie calculates that
there are at least 2,000,000 Belgians who would
rathor pay 10 francs each thau givo up their
mustaches, and so this would yield tho Treas
ury 20,000,000 francs, or about $1,000,000 a
year. I wonder that no Populist jawsmith has
thought of this and clamored for a tax on mus
taches as a means of reaching the hated "Plu
tocrats." (Iu Populist lingo everybody is a
"Plutocrat" who beliovos firnily'tbat 100 cents
make a dollar.) I have noticed that millions
of the men who think this country should bo
run on business principles, and are conse
quently "Plutocrats," wear mustaches, whilo
those who incline to contrary vlew3 generally
run to beards, and mostly 3cragcy ones. A tax
on hirsuto adornments of tho upper lip would
thcrcforo socm to bo a direct blow at tho ene
my, punishing them for tho vanity of going fo
tho barbershop two or thrco times a week, and
generally vimlicato tho great principle that no
man has the right to kcop himself clean, work
hard, get full pay for it, and be better olf than
tho follows who will not.
Rending in tho telegrams that a fisherman
on Lake Iloron had a fearful fight with a
"muskalounge," in which his three-year-old
daughter was knocked over and drowned,
I am reminded of wonderful discordance among
tho dictionaries, ryclopcdias, and piscatorial
publications as to the proper spelling of the
name of this putney and splendid King of the
Pikes. I once made a list of 34 different spell
ings. One class of writers dorivo tho name from
the Canadian-French masqUiUongcc, "long-face,"
and spoil it " maskalongc," or "masquallonge."
Against this is tho fact that the Canadians have
a river, County and two towns presumably
named after tho fish, which thoy spoil "Mas
kiononge." It is one word in our language
whjch every man feels that ho has a right to
spell just n3 he pleases. He can uso a, i, o or u
for tho vowels in cither of tho thrco syllables,
and c, k, q, 1 or n for the consonants. No
matter how it is spellod, the fish is splendid
Tho Governor of South Carolina has bad so
much to say about drinks for the last two year3
that tho Governor of North Carolina has not
had a cbanco to get in a word.
The way Tammanyitcs are being sent to the
penitentiary, and otherwise grieved, must havo
a discouraging effect on immigration from Ire
laud. The Virginia Legislature plays a fine second
to the 53d Congress for slovenly legislation. It
passed a modification of the Australian ballot
law, in which it provided that tho Public Prin
ter should " at ouce destroy all perfect and im
perfect copies of tho tickets" printed. That
is, the Printer should stand behind tho press
and immediately destroy every sheet that came
from it. An extra session of the Legislature
will havo to bo convened to correct the error,
and this will cost ' pore ole Vjrginny " $30,000.
President Garfield' youDgest son, who grad
uated from Williams College iu 1593, is now
coaching Williams' football 11.
Thomas O. Bogg3, who acted asguido to Gen.
Fremont, "The Pathfinder," and who also
served as a scout for Gen. Scott in tho .Mexican
war, has just died.
It is said of Gen. Daniel If. Hastings, Penn
sylvania's Eepublican candidate for Governor,
that he posaesses a 'memory for faces and names
that is nothing Ie3S thau marvelous. As Adjutant-General
of the State, in his many campaign
tours, and in his business relations, ho has been
brought into contact with great numbers of
perso'ns, aud to a friend ho recently remarked
that he believed that he could call 60,000 people
by name. To most people 600 names would be
a burden on the memory, but the General
carries his b"0,000 with an ease that astonishing
In a recent tribute to John Jay, Bishop
Potter said in a convention address: "3Ir. Jay
was tho champion of a subject and enslaved
raco when to speak or strive for the rights of
the negro as a man, and in Jesus Chri3t a
brother, earned for him who did so, from the
great majority of the educated and cultivated
peoplo in this land, equal resentment and con
tempt. How splendidly, because how gently,
and with what perfect self-command, John
Jay endured them both ! There have been
scenes In the convention of this diocese which
as a stripling I, myself, was permitted to wit
ness, which have now passed into almost utter
oblivion. I may not here recount his services
to his country, his State, his city. They were
all of one pattern, aud they have left us a
portrait which may "well take highest rank
among the laymen who have served our Ameri
Tho sword worn by Gen. Wolf at tho capture
of Quebec, in 1759, has been purchased by J.
C. Pattersou, Canadian Ministerof Militia, from
its owner, J. C. Dunn, of London, who wore it
in tho battle of Balaklava.
Comrado Eiisba Johns, Co. B, 113th 111., now
living at Elkhart, Iud., has been awarded a
medal of honor for distinguished service iu the
army, conspicuous gallantry in action at Yicks
burg, Mis3., May 22, 1S63. The medal is brouze
metal, similar to the Grand Army badge, and
made from old cannon. It certainly will be
appreciated by Comrade Johns so long as he
lives, aud by tho family after him so long as it
is preserved and its history known.
It is regarded as certain that Gen. Thos. H.
Eugor will succeed Gen. O. O. Howard upon
tho latter's retirement noxt mouth.
Gen. George Spalding, Eopublican candidato
for Congress in tho Second Michigan District,
was at Nashville in 1861. Ho led a cavalry
clurgo against Forrest on Dec. 15, when Gen.
Thomas reorganized and battle was waged with
such violence. Gen. Spalding captured Gen.
Euckcr with battletlags, 26 officors, and 100
mon, putting tho ouomy to flight, but himself
recoiving a sovero wound in tho loft knee.
For his gallant aud meritorious service he was
brevotted Brigadior-General and assigned by
order of tho President to full rank and pay.
Ho was complimeuted for his bravery by a
general order, which wns read at tho head of
each regiment in his division, and also re
ceived houorable mention in the report of Gen.
Hatch for his bravery and energy.
Among tho visitors at the recent Eock Eiver
Methodist Conference, Galena, 111., wore many
old soldiers of the war as well as of tho cross.
Tho pew in which Gen. Grant used to sit was
draped with the flag for which he fonght.
Many visited his old homo and stood with un
covered heads before his statuo in tho little
park, or lingered about, grateful to be allowed
to sit in bis chair, caress some of his belongings
or gather a twig from the garden of tho home
stead. Mrs. Jcssio Benton Fromont has been olected
Prosident of a new Chaptor of the Daughters of
tho American Revolution which has been
formed in Los Angeles, Cal. The 14 charter
members of tho Chapter represent mauy famous
Colouial patriots. At tho opening session tea
was browed in camp-kettles that are heirlooms
iu thoDarsoy family, and were used by Wash
ington and Lafayetto in tho Revolutionary
Mrs. Mary Sheohan, who diod recently at the
Almshouse, Pottsvillo, Pa., was 102 years of
ago, and retained all of hor faculties except
hearing. Mrs. Shcohau saw tho brilliant pa
geant attendant upon the socond marriage of
Napoleon. Sho also saw Wellington after tho
battle of Waterloo.
With tho exception of Gen. Schofield and
Gen. Howard, Brig.-Gen. Alexander McDowell
McCook is tho only officer in the Regular Army
who commandod a corp3 during tho war. Tho
lattor is tho last of the "fighting McCooks,"
aud won his stars on tho battlofiold.
John Jackson, who diod last week at Annap
olis, Md.,in wretched circumstances, performed
one of tho most heroic actions of the war. fMie i
progreM of tho Union fleet pp tho Savannah
River was impeded by a torpedo placed in a very
narrow channel, and communicating with the
shoro by a wire. Jackson swam to the torpedf
and took off tho cap, rendering it harmless
Ho was given a medal for this gallant conduct
and was always treated with much consideri
tion by tho Government authorities.
There was a meeting at Gettysburg lat week
of tho Directors of tho Gettysburg Memorial
Association. Those present besides tho local
mombftrs were Gens. Daniel E. Sickles and
Joseph B. Cair.of Njw York; Chzs. L. Young,
of Ohio; Lucius Fairchild, Wisconsin; Frank
D. Sloat. Connecticut; Dnvid Mcilur trie Gregg,
Pennsylvania, and Cols. John C. Liiicliao. New
Hampshire; John B. Bachelor, Massachusetts;
Georgo G. Brig;y, Michigan, and John Vandor
slice, Pennsylvania. Tho old oAtcers were re
elected. Geu. Sickles presented hi Gettysburg
scheme, which ivill includo a Soldiers' Homo
and military post. Tho reports showed that
tho association is in a good condition, and that
several new avenues have been opened during
the year. It is tho purpose of tho association to
turn overall it3 lauds to the Government as
soon as tho latter is ready to accept them.
Gens. Sickles and Carr. and Mj. E. H. Eich
ardaon, of tho New York Monuments Com
mission, and Engineer At J. Zabriskie mado
their first inspection of the Now York monu
ments sinco New York Day a year ago. All
were found to be in excollcnt condition.
MUSTERED OUT. J
Veterans of the Country's Grandest Army
"Who Have Answered the Last Cull.
Andrews. At ht"3 home, on Church Hill,
Forest Co., Pa., May 26, Daniel Andrews, Co.
I, 5ith N. Y. Comrade Andrews participated
iu a number of battles, and was severely
wounded at Antiotam Sept. 17, 1S62. He wad
not a member of tho G.A.E., but at the request
of friends Capt. George Stow Post, 274, took
chargo of the funeral.
Thomas. At Ada, O., recently. Dr. Hiram
Thomas, Co. G, 111th Ohio. Comrade Thomaa
wa3 born in Iudiaua County, Pa., aud was tho
second oldest of a family of 10 brothers and
thrco sisters. Of tho 10 brothers seven have
had the title of "Doctor." July 18, 1350, ho
was married to Eebekah Wade, a cousin to tho
distinguished Ben Wade, of Ohio. In 1854 Mr.
and Mrs. Thoma3 removed to Ohio and settled
atFrazeyburg. Comrade Thomas enlisted Aug.
13, 1862, and was honorably discharged Oct. 23,
1863, on account of ill health. He was a dis
tinguished member of Carman Post, 1Q1, and
was a 32d degree 3Ia3on.
Kemp. At Steubenville, Ind.. Oct. 1, Sum
ner Kemp, Co. A, 129th Ind. Tho comrada
was a charter member of Post 150, of Angola.
He leaves a widow, two son3 and three daugh
ters. Scott. At North Plains, ilicb., Sept. 10,
James cott, Co. I, 1st TJ. S. S. S. Comrade
Scott was a member of Dresser Post, Lyons, and
until his last illness was very much interested
in all that pertained to the G.A.E. Hisnncral
was attended by tho Post iu a body. The flag
for which he fought enveloped his casket as Up
was taken to his last resting-place.
Br.E. At Martin, Mich.. Sept. 15. Andrew-
Bee, Co. L, 4th Mich. Cav. Comrado Bee was
instrumental in the capture of Jeff Davis, be
ing the fir3t man to recognize him as he emerged
from the teut in his attempt to escape in dis
guise. As he made tho attempt Andrew said
to Gen. Pritchard, " Wo have got Jeff." Mr.
Bee was a Norwegian by birth, and as noblo
a citizen as west Michigan ever had. Tho
funeral services were conducted hy Eev. Thoa.
3Ionteith, under the auspices of C. B. Wheelor
Post, of Martin. Tho pall-bearers were old
comrades of Co. L, 4th Mich. Car.
Goke. At Hillsboro, O., Sept. 14, Joshua
Gore, Captain, Co. K. 60th Ohio; Captain, Co.
D, 4th Iud'p't Battalion, Ohio Cav.; Captain,
Co. C, 13th Ohio, aged 83. Daring the Winter
of 1S64-65, Capt. Gore was jn command of his
regiment. He was a brave and patriotic sol
dier, loved aud admired by his meu because,
when thero wa3 fighting to be done, he wa3
always on hand to lead his company. He was
discharged at the close of tho war. He wa3
a member of Eobert Bussell Post, 630.
Lambrjght. At Sickels, Mich., Sept. 14,
Samuel Lambrrght, Co. F, 144th. Ohio, aged 57
Stocum. At Ithaca. Mich., Sept. 12, B. F.
Stocum, Co. A 104th Ohio.
Allen. At Gloucester City, N. J., Aug. 30,
Joseph J. Allen, Corporal, 5th Pa. Cav., aged
52. The comrado was a member of Gen. Howell
Smith. At Woodbury, N. J., Aug. 26, Geo.
W. Smith, 65th Pa., aged 50. He was au hon
ored member of Geu. Howell Post, 31.
Mansfield. At Worcester, Mass., Sept. 14,
of apoplexy, John Mansfield, Co. C 3d Mass.
Cav., aged 52. He was a member of George H.
Ward Post, 10.
Scavesns. At North Scituate, Mass., Sept.
26, Henry A. Seaverns, aged 52. He was a sol
dier in the civil war, and was discharged a3
Lieutenant Jan. 7,1565, because of a wouud re
ceived Aug. 15, 1S64, in tho battle on tho Wel
don Eailroad, Virginia, from a ninne-baft,
which struck his sword and was divided into
two pieces, both of which entered his left
thigh. Otio of tho pieces was removed by the
Surgeons in the field hospital. The remaining
piece continued to be a source of trouble and
great suffering, and in April, 1853, tho wound
broko out anew, confining him to his bed, and
requiring tho daily attendance of a physician
and nurse. In 1S90 the remaining part of tho
ball was located and removed, after a lapse qf
moro than 25 years. Great hopes were enter
tained for his speedy recovery, but he continued
to gradually fail until within a short time,
when hemorrhages followed in quick succes
sion, aud theso caused his death. He was au
honored member of Georgo Yt. Perry Post, 31.
Still. At Chatham, Mass.. Sept. 6, Jacob L.
Still, Co. H, 20th Conn., aged 70. Comrade
Still was severely wounded at Gettysburg. Ho
was a member of Frank D. Hammond Post,
141, which attended his funeral in a body.
Taylok. At Orleans, Mass., Aug. 9, Benja
min Taylor, Co. U, 5Sth Mas3. Ho was a
member in good standing in Frank D. Ham
mond Post, 141, which attouded his funeral.
Tufts. At Verona, N. Y., Aug. IS, o't
Bright's disease, William Tufts, Co. C, 50th
N. Y. Eng., aged 6S. Ho was a member of Joo
H. Warren Post. Comrades of the Po3t at
tended tho funeral in a body. Ho leaves a
widow, a son, and daughter.
Morris. At Bridgeport, Conn., recently.
Gen. Dwight Morris, aged 7S. Gen. Morris
studied law in early years, graduating in 1841.
Ho began practice in Bridgeport, and remained
there until his death. Ho always took au act
ive part in politics. In 1845 ho was returned,
to the General Assembly, and twico since he
served in that body in 1S64 and again, after
a lapse of 16 years, iu 1SS0. He also had served
his party in tho State-at-large, and was fre
quently mentioned for Governor. In ISO?
Geu. Morris went to the front in the war of tho
rebellion at tho head of the 14th Conn. He
served one year, ill health compelling him to
resign. Ho received, however, tho brevet titla
of Brigadier-General for rCoritorious service ia
tho field. Upon his return homo ho again took
up tho practice of law. Gen. Morris went ia
1860 as Consul to Havro, and during thoso stir
ring times served bis country with credit. In
1876 ho was elected Secretary of State, tho firsc
one for two years, and while in oih'cc saw that
the Constitution of Connecticut was suitably
framed in tho original Charter Oak.
Weuke (alia3 Wadb). At Shreveport, La.,
Aug. 31, of kidney trouble, Henry Wehke (alias
Frederick Ward), Sergeant, Co. H. 173th N. Y
aged 59. Ho was a member of the I. O. E. M.
A widow and lour cuuuren survive nim ; ouo
under 16 years.
Buay. At Pawtucket, E. I., Sept. 15, Ed
mond Bray, Co. A, 9th E. I. His fuucral was
attended by Iowa Post, of which he was a mom
Welch. At Providence. E. I., Sept. 19, of
consumption, Heury N. Welch, Co. G," 1st III.
Art., aged 52. He was a member of Arnold
Post, 4, aud was buried by that Post in tho
Grand Army burial lot, North End Burying
ground. Bliss. At Central City, Iowa, Aug. 21, of
disease contracted in" the service, Albert M.
BIis3, Co. F, 124th Ohio. Comrade Bliss was
born in Huntington, O., Sopr. 17. 13-12. He eu
listod Aug. 30, 1S62, and was iu tho service
nearly three years. He was a member of Mar
vin Mills Post, 212. Ho leaves a widow and
Atkinson. At Carrollton, Ky., Aug. 29. oj
disease contracted in tho service. Samuel At
kinson, Co. A. 3d Ind. Cav., aged 60. He leave
a widow and two sons.
Lozab. At Little Falls. Wis., Aug.?. DtnJol
Lozar, Co. E. 32d Me. Tho comxade w3 a
native of Maine.