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BY BYRON ANDREWS.
. 9 tfRTlOflfllt TRIBUTE IiIBhW.
Every body is bow thinldnj; and talking of
Cnha. Everybody wants to know all about
the 'Qaeen of tlie Antilles." To meet this,
The National Tbiuckb has issned, as No.
-f its Library, a beautifully printed little
pamphlet, "The Story of Cuba,"" by Byron
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ing form, all that one wants to know about
the Island its history since its discovery, its
people, soil, climate, productions, etc It is
embellished with beautiful illustrations of
Bcenery, buildings, etc. and fine portraits of
prominent men. The author, Mr Andrews,
qicut much time in Cuba, and knows by
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THE 2YATXONWI, TKIHCXE,
X7B Jf. V. A to., tt'afthlncton, . C.
THE VERMONT BRIGADE IN THE
WILDERNESS. Jiy Jircvct Maj.-Gcn.
L. A. Grants commander oj the brigade
and late Assistant Secretary of War.
THE BATTLE OF FAIR OAKS, OR
SEVEN PINES. By Maj.-Gcn If. M.
Flaislcd, formerly Lieutenant-Colonel of the
11th 31c, and ajtcrward Uajor-Gcncral of
FIRING ON FORT SUMTER. A thrilling
story of a young Ohio mechanic who teas
in Charleston at the time, and was compelled
io join the rebels, but who afterwards escaped
and screed three years in a Union regiment
THE BATTLE OF FOISON SPRING. By
Wiley Brillon, late of ihc War Department,
and author of "The Civil War on Vic Bor
THE HAMPTON SOLDIERS1 HOME,- An
adu.irablc description of this veterans'
refuge. By John W. ITaight, Hospital
The rumors about the change of the
date of the National Encampment at
St. Paul are Avithout foundation. It
will be held the first week In September.
AN OPEN LETTER
To the Republican Mem
bers in the House of
Gentlemen : If you have any doubts
asto what tLc mass of veterans and vet
erans' friends anxiously expect of you,
read The National Tribune and see
there every week the long lists of Posts
that are unanimously resolving in favor
of the Service Pension Bill. Want of
space prevents us from publishing more
than the mere lists of these Posts, with
their locations and officers. "We give
you these particulars to assure you of
their genuineness and spontaneity. You
can verify any or all of them at once
by writing to the addresses we give in
fulL You will thus find that thev arc
not manufactured 03' us, or even sug
gested by us, but are the spontaneous
and unanimous acts of the comrades
themselves. Were we to try to publish
all they write to us, out' of the fullness
and earnestness of their hearts, on this
Important topic It would take every
week many times the -whole available
space of Tiie National Tribune.'
We strongly wish that we could pub
lish all that they write us. It would
make a volume of evidence -that would ,
carry conviction to the most obtlu
xalely opposed. We cordially Invite
any of you who arc unbelieving to visit.
our office and examine the volume of
earnest, anxious, imploring letters which
pour in upon us every day. They come '
from every postoffice in the country.
Wo , F vnn Infim
I V 4.U CUVU W U4.4W JA. 1 W. 4WV-a-
irom men wnom you win at once recog
nize us among your most active and in
fluential constituents. In the lists pub
lished from week to week you will find
Posts In .your own Districts, the mem
hers of which 3-011 well know, and who
ask without 11 dissenting voice for, the
immediate passage of the Service Pen
sion Bill. -
We. can assure you that never before
has there been .such entire unanimity
among those who wore the blue, for any
legislation, as there is now for this
They all recognize rimy the good
that it will do at this particular time.
Thev believe that the lime has arrived
when it is the Katiojj's duty to accord
to the soldiers of the war of the rebellion
the same measure of justice given the
soldiers of all previous wars. They are
convinced that the passage of the Serv
ice Pension Bill -will remove and cure a
myriad of evils in the administration of
the pension laws of winch they now
justly complain. They are of one mind
tljat such a measure will put the whole
pension Ej'stem on a sounder, better,
more secure basis, placing all pensioners
on the same footing as other creditors of
the Nation, b3T removing pensions from
the catagory of alms and gratuities,
and classing them as proper debts of
the country, which its honor requires
shall be promptly and cheerful paid,
without abatement or evasion. Thc3'
are solidly united in the feeling that in
this respect the veterans are entitled to
Hie same consideration as the men from
whom the Nation borrowed mone3T, and
that the pension of the man who gave
the Government the priceless donation
of his vouthful health and strength should
be as firmly secured to him as are his
bouds and quarterly interest to the man
who lent it mone3'. one f them
can see why any invidious distinction
should be made in favor of the man who
lent the Government a few dollars, as
against the man who made the priceless
donation of years of his life, of his health,
strength, and future prosperity; The'
are both debts of honor, but that to the
volunteer is much the more sacred, and
National honor requires that it should
be so regarded. Ever' man who in an'
degree helped save the Government b'
Ervice in the field should be made as
secure in the possession of hIspension as
the man who bought the smallest of the
bonds. K a mon lends the Government
as little as $100 the Treasury is scrupu
3ouslr careful that he shall be promptl'
paid every cent of his interest, and finally
of the principal. It mails checks to him
in advance of its becoming due, and when
the obligation matures it counts down to
him every dollar and secures his receipt
In full. The Service Pension Bill put
every veteran in this position of a pre
ferred creditor. It will top all nag
ging and tormenting every time a
change of Administration brings in a
new set of officials. The Commissioner
of Pensions will have as little to say
about the -amount of pension that a man
shall receive as the Treasury clerks have
THE MTIOML TBJBUNB: WSHINGSj K CJ THUESQAY, MARCH 19, 1896.
about the amount of interest that a
bondholder shall be paid. His duty,
like theirs, will be confined to making
the payment set opposite the man's
These arc the sufficient reasons why
the veterans are solidly united in a de
mand for the passage of a Service Pen
sion Bill by this session of Congress. It
will be a bitter disappointment to them
if you do not pass it. It will be no ex
cuse to say that the Senate will not ap
ccpt it, and if it docs, the President will
not approve it That is none of your
affair. You have a duty to do for the
comrades, regardless of what other
branches of the Government may do.
The veterans are now looking to you.
They will Jook to the Senate and the
President after you have done your
share. If you pass the Service Pension
Bill you can go back to your constitu
ents a month or two hence with a clear
conscience of a duty done, and without
troubling yourself about the Senate and
We tieg you to do this at once, and
set their minds at rest so far as vou arc
Yours, in admonition
Tnn National Tkihune.
!xglan.d is having something to dis
tract her attention from the Venezuelan
matter. Tho Italian disaster afreets her
position in Egypt, for it encourago3 the
Madhists and other bands in the Soudan
to renew their acrressions on the south
ern frontier of Egypt Therefore, she
has decided to take time br the forelock
and move out forces from the Upper
Nile to repress these and divert them
from the helcagurcd Italian. But this ,
tends to rub the skin off the old sore of
France about England's sole occupation
of Egypt It looks so strongly toward
the permanency of English occupation
of Egypt that the French people are be
coming excessive!' angry, and Russia
sympathizes with them for obvious Tea
sons. English people and papers recog
nize quite clearly that prudence dictates
that the Venezuelan matter be settled at
once and amicably. It will not do to
have a quarrel brew over a few square
miles of South American territory, which '
maj' develop into alarming proportions
nti most inconvenient time when they
want all their strength to hold on to!
their-valuable acquisitions in the East"
WnuN "Gen." William Booth says
that his son Ballinston and his wife
"are poor sinners, who have fallen under
an almost intolerable weight of templa-j
tion and flattery," and calls for public
prayers for them, he gravely misstates
an obvious fact "Gen." Ballington
Booth and wife have lived in this coun
try 10 years, and have built up the
American wing of the Salvation Army
"until it is larger and more important
than the parent organization. They
have become thoroughly Americanized,
and have modified the Salvation Army
in this country until it is more in liar
mony with our institutions and the spirit
of our people. It is impossible that it
should continue tinder the autocratic
rule of the paternal Booth, who, with
all his abilities and excellent qualities,
Is still as much of an autocrat as the
Czar. The wonder is that the Amer
ican Salvation Army should have re
mained under his domination so long.
Every renewal subscriber should not
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National Tribune Library up to
date. The Library, so far as issued,
is: No. 1, Statistics of tho War; No. 2,
Words of Lincoln ; No. 3,Hiscellaneous
Memoranda relating to the events of the
War, and personnel of the Union Army ;
No. 4, Pension Statistics; No. 5, The
History of Slavery in the United States;
No. G, The Monroe Doctrine ; Nos. 7 and
8 a double number Fine Portraits
of the Commanders of the United States
Army Eiuce the adoption of the Con
stitution ; No 9, The Story of Cuba.
Tin: National Tribune for one year
which will include " Tho Memoirs of
Gen. Sherman " complete, soon to start
as a serial in our columns and all The
Library to date nine numbers only
Tun British troops are preparing for
the Soudan campaign vith great en
thusiasm. They think they are going
to give the Italians, and Europe gener
ally, a fine object lesson as to the way
the turbulent Madhists are to bo han
dled. Of one thing we can rest assured.
They will not let a gang of savages
armed with spears, stones, and match
locks run them away from their cannon
and wagons and capture tho whole outfit.
TOE GRADE OF UEUTEXANT-GENEKAL.
Secretary of War Lamont has written
to Congress opposing the bill to revive
the grade of Lieutenant-General with
the object of conferring it upon Gen.
Miles, the present General-in-Chief of
the Army. The grounds of Secretary
Lamont's opposition are that the grade
has heretofore been largely honorary,
and bestowed to recognize and reward
distinguished services jn the field. Gen.
Miles's services, he says, have been less
distinguished than those of other officers
who have been given the rank, and
that, judged by them alone, the two
other Maior-Generals Merritt and
Puger have equal claims to the dis
tinction. The statement of the Secretary is
open to some exceptions. The main
object, as we understand it, in giving
the, General-in-Chief of the United'
States Army the rank of Lieutenant
General, is to place him nearer on a
level with European commanders of
like position. This is desirable for
several reasons, the principal one being
that when it is necessary for the com
mander of our army to meet high
officers of foreign armies, it is desirable
to have ours of approximate grade.
This was the main reason for continuing
the grade of Bear-Admiral in the
Navy. On several occasions Lieut-Gen.
Scott met British officers for the purpose
of establishing boundary lines. The
probability is that we may liave many
meetings between our Generals and
foreign officers in the next few 3'cars.
It is not unlikely that a conference
between high military oflicials may be
necessary in settling the Venezuelan
controversy. The highest rank we now
have is that of Major-General, which is
not very high in Europe. It is the
lowest General rank in England, where
the Major-Generals .command brigades.
The British army' is commanded by a
Field-Marshal. Beside him there are
five other Field-Marshals. Next in
rank are tho Generals, of whom there
are 18 on the active list Next are the
Lieutenant-Generals, q whom there arc
48 on the active isf.'1 Next are the.
Major-Generals, of tlw,hom there are 127
on the aclive list. '
The Military Serejljry to the British
Commnnder-in-Giiiofy-nnd the heads of
several bureaus in yiojjjVar Department,,
are Lieutenant-Generals.. -No' head of a
bureau is Jes than"'a Mnjor-Gcncral.
Generals command coips, and Lieu tenant-Generals
divisions, in the British
Army in the field.
Our Regular Army approximates the
size of a European corps, and the officer
in chief command should certainly have
as much rank as that of a Lieutenant
General. There are so many different
kinds of "Generals" in our Army, and
the rank is So confusing, that wo have
always felt that the officer in chief com
mand should have another title, say
that of Marshal, or Field-Marshal. For
example, during the war, the officer
who commanded a brigade of three
regiments was a Brigadier-General. Tho
officer who commanded a division of
three brigades was either a Brigadier
or Major-General ; tho commander of a
corps of three divisions was a Mnjor
Ceneral ; the commander of an army
of several coip3 was still only a Major
General ; the commander of a Militirv
Division of several armies was still only
a Major-General; and for three yeara
of the war the commander of all the
armies of the United States, when we
had nearly 1,000,000 men in the field,
was yet but a Major-General. All these
officers were "Generals," though they
differed as much in real rank and func
tion as a 'Colonel and a Second Lieu
tenant. The rebels followed more the
English idea, having their armies com
manded by full Gciferals, and their
J 0 40EI '
corps by Lieu ten ankGcnerals.
Certainly, every 'military ranlc should
have a distinctivoaUye. It would be
well enough to retain our present system
of calling our brigade commanders
Brigadier-Generals'' and division com
manders Major-Generals, but tho com
mandcr of the whole ,Army should have
a higher and more distinctive title. It
would be better, for.lhp sake of distinct
iveness, to call himVMarfihal or Field
Marshal, but if thata is too much of an
innovation, ho should be at least a Lieutenant-General.
Last year put us away ahead of
Great, Britain in the production of Bes
semer steel. She has never produced as
much as 4,000,000 tons in any one year,
while last year our production was very
nearly 5,000,000 tons. This country
keeps on developing, in spite of ignorant
and incompetent politicians. ' t
CongiieS3 should not adjourn without
providing for the real beginning of work
on the Nicarauga Canal. Thi3 is ono of
the few commendable legacies from the
last Congress. That body received the
report of the Nicaragua Canal Commis
sion and recommended that a new Com
mission be formed, with enlarged powers
and provided with an ample supply of
money, to put the enterprise on a proper
business footing. This should be done
by all means. There is no necessity for
the Government to dig the canal. The
people of the United States will gladly
furnish all the money needed, when they
are once assured that the enterprise is in
competent hands, and will be conducted
on business principles. Let Congress
create a Commission which will make the
necessary surveys, including borings to
determine the character of the cuttings
and the foundations. Let the plans be
approved by competent engineers, and
then call upon the people to buy $150,
000,000 or $200,000,000 worth of
bonds, or so much as may be necessary,
and the money will be at once forthcom
ing. The bonds ought to be of small
denominations say of $10 so that
everybody can have a chance to sub
scribe. . ...
ItEPKKSENTATIVE PlCKMGR last WCek
made an effort to have the Government
do a little better by that deserving and
little-appreciated class of its servants
the fourth-class Postmasters. These offi
cials arc absolutely essential to the busi
ness and prosperity of the people. Yet
they are treated in the shabbiest manner.
No class of the public servants does
anything like so much good and neces
sary work for so little money. Nono of
them get enough, and the great majority
get absurdly small pay. Col. Pickler's
proposition, which, unfortunately, was
sidetracked by an objection, wa3 : Where
the compensation of a Postmaster during
the fiscal ear ending June SO, 1S96,
was shown to be les3 than $50, he was to
receive 50 per cent additional for the
year ending June 30,1897; and those
Postmasters earning during the present
fiscal 3'ear less than $100, but more than
$50, were to receive next 3'ear an addi
tion of 25 per cent.
Reports of two sharp Uttle fights in
Cuba have enough of details to make
them seem as if measurably true. They
certainl'v show that the Cubans have rib
hesitancy about meeting the Spaniards
in tho open field, and that they handle
their forces with a good deal of military
skill. In both fights the Cubans gained
Tins is the most critical period of the
McKinley boom. McKinley is so far in
the lead that the friends of the other
candidates sec the need of reducing him
in order to have any chance for their
men. So they all concentrate their fire
,.. ... a ..in...
The picture of Gen. N. A. Miles in
" Commanders of the United States
Army " shows an ideal soldierly figure.
No finer ever stood in uniform, and it
represents the highest type of the Ameri
can volunteer. If there were no other
picture in the booklet this would be
sufficient to make it a gem. The book
let is Nos. 7-8 of The National Turn
tjxe Libkatiy, and will be sent to any
address on receipt of 10 cents. Every
American citizen wants one.
"Will the Republican Convention at
St. Louis allow its choice to be controlled,
as did that at Minneapolis, by delegates
from States in which the Republican
party is scarcely more than a political
The National Tribune earnestl
desires the upbuilding of the Sons of
Veterans into the grandest Order in the
country. Wo want everybody to dili
gently consider how this can be best
done, and discuss the matter through our
columns. The discussion has already be
gun with some very sensible and timely
letters. Let thi3 be continued. In a mul
titude of counselors there is wisdom, and
certainly out of such a vast number of
able and enthusiastic young men as are
among tho sons of veterans, there should
be evolved plans that will speedily work
out in glorious fruition.
The best way to teach patriotism 13
to extend the circulation of the Na
It appears that Gen. Grant was quite
determined to recognize Cuban bel
ligerency during tho last Etruggle on the
island, and had prepared and signed an
energetic proclamation, which he "was
only deterred from issuing by the strong
representations of Secretary Pish that
tho insurgents had no real de facto
PETITIONS FOR A SEttYICE TENSION.
Since our last issue we have received
and sent to the House of .Representa
tives petitions for a Service Pension from
James Lnngdon, late Co. T. 5Gth Pn.VoIs.,
and 4i others or liiver Falls, Wis.
Thaddeus E. Fielder, late Co. IT, 1st Ahu
Cav., and 10 others of Jonesboro, Ark"., for
warded by Wm. Y. M. "Wickexson, lato Co.
ir, 3d Mo. M. S. M.,aud Sergeant, Co. C, 14th
James W. Dickie, lato Co. C. 22d Mich.
Vol:?., and 1-1 others of Venango, Neb.
John A. Martin Post, 153, Soldiers' Home,
C;il., with 203 members, forwarded hy AV. II.
Sheaffer, Commander, and Jame3 Prior, Ad
jntant. Lloyd YT. Allen, late 37th "Wis. V0I3., and
23 otbers. representing Ransom Post, 165,
of Well, Department of Minnesota.
James Ackers, late Co. E, 14th Ky. Vols.,
and 13th., others of Erie, Fort Gray, and
Ilubhardstowu, W. Va.; forwarded hy N. 1.
Hauldy, late Co. B,4th Ohio Vols., and Com
mander Bertram Pojt, 99, Department of
"11 A. "
Willis J. Gambell, late Co.E,lfith Mo.
Cav., and 14 others ol'Chelaea, Ind. Ter.
W.,ir. Harrison nud 10 others of Checotab,
Ind. Ter., representing Pest 10, Department
of Indian Territory.
Denni3 FarrcII, late Co. D. 57th X.Y.VoIs.,
President of Grand Council, Union Veterans'
Protective Association, of New York City,
and 32 others, under tho hand and seal of
the association, by Wru. C. Yorke. and ior
warded by C. If. Liscom, late Co. F, 28th N.
C. F. Honser, late Co. G, 92d 111. Vol?.,
and 24 other of Lcnn, 111.; forwarded by A.
S. Croizer, late Co. I, G5th ill. Vols.
-Z'jchary T. Ueynolds and nine others of
Samuel Xnnemaker, late Co. F, 17th Pa.
Cav., and 31 otlieraof Landisburg and Loys
ville, Pa.; forwarded by W.,.1 Uarghnian,
late Co. I, 49th Pa. Vols., Adjutant of Elias
Jiice Post, 529, Departmentot" Pennsylvania.
Geo. JirownelJ. hite Co. F, 4th W.Va.Cav.,
and 10 otbers of .Ripley Landing and Mill
wood, W. Va.
Win. D. Pond, late Co. M, 4th Mich. Cav.,
and 20 ethers of Unity, Ww., representing
Unify PohI, 17, Department of Wisconsin.
Only 49 weeks and five- days more of
the present Administration.
Jlmcn nas nctnally gotten off a jofce. It says
Hint Precedent Monroe is the highest ruling
power iu TJ. S. America."
Prof. Trowbridge, of Harvard, says that tho
Roentgen rays will not go through flesh nioro
than an inch thick, and will theroforo bo use
less in Hnrgery, except in operations on the
hand or foot.
The Argonaut: A stranger approached ex
Gov. Taylor, of Tennessee, recently with ex
tended baud, and said:
"Your face is familiar; where in did I
l'I dou't know," replied tho Governor; " what
part of are you from ? "
Now York Herald: Elsie My husband i3
very hard to ploa&e.
Lou 130 He most havo changed considerably
snco be married yon.
juage: laitor iou nave an immense
nmonut of hay.
Farmer Ya-as, but there ain't a durned
tiling to feed it to but bicycles.
X&oston. Transcript: Visitor, hcariup tho piano
in tho nest room Is that your daughter?
Sho seems to ho ploying with only one hand.
Father Yes; hor fellow is probably playing
with the other.
Indianapolis Journal: Tho young man who
had traveled began: "And there I stood, the
abyss yawning at nsy feet"
' Was it yawning before you got there, or did
it begin after you arrived?" asked tho young
lady who had never been away, aud then tho
young man found that he Lad Just time to
catch tho last car.
How science is knocking thicg3. Take that
charming old war story of tho faithful scout
who carried his message in hl3 mouth, and
when capture was iuovitablo swallowed it.
That will not do in future wars. They'll just
put hitu before ono of those Roentgen cameras,
photograph his whole interior department, dis
patch and all, and his devotion will count for
Next thing we shall hear that the Roentgen
fellows can photograph through a brick wall,
and then what secrecy will thero bo in Hfo?
A danger to nnskillful surgeons has been dis
covered in the Roentgen rays. By their aid
a picture of htmglingly Bet bones may boshown
to a jury, with disastrous results to the attend
There are 1,413,559 negro Baptists in tho
Southern States, aud 1,190,633 negro Methodists.
The Methodists seem to bo growing at the ex
pense of tho Baptists.
So far all tho Nations of tho "World have
been kept from recognizing tho belligorency of
the Kentucky Legislature, but it has been
It begins to look as if Senator Tillman will
have a full day's work for that pitchfork at
home. Senator Irby does not seem a bit afraid
Private J. M. Dalzell announced himself as
a candidato for Congress from tho Zanesvillo
(O.) District, " subject to the votes of the Town
ships for Dblcgates, and not chosen this time
by bosses." Ho will be a champion of tho
Service Pension, Freo Silver, and Protection.
Quito a Vice-Presidential boom has boon
started for Col. Harrison Gray Otis, of Los
Augoles, Cal. Col. Otis served through tho
war in the 12th and 23d Ohio, and made a fino
record. He was severely wouuded twice. Ha
was employed uuder the Government at Wash
ington for some yeara after tho war, and was
very prominent in G.A.R. circles, editing tho
first G.A.R. paper published in thi3 city.
Twenty yeara ago bo went to California, and
ba3 prospered greatly tbore. Ho 13 now the
principal owner and editor of tho L03 Angeles
Times, a leading paper on tho Pacific Coa3fc. If
ho is really in the field bo will receive very
strong support from the far-Western delega
tions. Comrade Wiley Britton, whose contributions
to The National Tribune have commended
him so favorably to all our readers, has nearly
completed tho second volnmo of his "Tho
Civil War on tho Border," a most valuable
contribution to tho history of tho groat
Judge Henry C. Caldwell, of Little Rock,
Ark., and United States Judge of tho Eastern
District of Arkansas, i3 prominently mentioned
03 tho Free Silvor candidato for President. He
was born G4 yeara ajo in West Virginia, but
hi3 parcuts soon removed to Iowa. He became
a lawyer, and served two terms in the Iowa
Legislature. Ho entered the 3d Iowa Cat. U
1361, beenrao a Mnjor and finally Colonel, and
was appointed from the Sold to hfo presont po
sition. Ho has made an excellent roputatton
as a Judge, nnd claims to bo a Republican still
though ho holds that freo coinage is moro im
portant than any principlo of tho party.
Col. James E. Taylor, tho woll-known artist
and painter of battla-sceuos, writas that Col.
Dahlgrcn's woodon log is now worn by a
former member of Jlosby'a band, who owns a
plantation on the Cbontiliy bnttlofiold, within
rifle-shot of whero tho gallant Kearny and
Past Cornmandor-in-Chief Lawlor has been
installed Commander of his Post for the 30tb
Oon. I. S. Catlin will be Grand Marshal of
the Memorial Day parade at Brooklyn, N. Y.
Gen. J. P. S. Gobiu has registered as a candi
date for tho Republican Senatorial nomination
in the Saventeonth District of Pennsylvania,
and thus far has no opposition.
Ceternm of the Country' Graurtait Army
1Vlo Have Answered tho Lnt Cull.
Scirr.AiCKr.. At Chicago, III.. Jan. 11, John
Schlaisc), Corporal, Co. K. 1st III. L. A. In
terment at Oak wood Cemetery.
Jacob. At Chicago, 111., De.20, 1505, Mar
tin Jacob?, Co. E, 3Sth U. S. C. T. lutermeut
at Oakwood Cemetery.
Marshall. At Chicago. JH., Doc. 13. 1SD5,
Frank B. .Marshall, Adjuant, 3Uth III. Intor
mentat Oakwood Cemetery.
Jones. At Chicago, 111., Dec. 16. 1SD5, John
Randolph Jones, Sergeant, Co. E, SSth Pa. In
tcrmontnt R030 Hill Cemetery.
Kky.volds. At Cauajoharie, N.Y., Feb. 20,
of disease contracted in the service, Henry
Reynolds, Co. IC, UOtb N. Y., agod 66. De
ceased was a member of Parrel! Post, 51.
widow and two children survive him.
Tixwbk. At Milford. Mas... Feb. 7. Henrv
B. Thayer, Sergeant, Co. G, 10th N. Y. azed 6.7.
Br.ooa. At Copopa. O.. Nov. 25, 1S95. John
D. Biou3, Co. J, 7th Ohio Cav.. aged 51.
Liaii-nttsiu At Columbus, 0.r JS'ov 12, 1S93,
John Lfghtiior, Co. C,7dth Ohio, aged 77. Do
ceased was a charter member of Hazletc Post,
81. of Z.ineaville. Ho leaves three daughters.
Grorok. At Zaneavtlte, O., Nov. 10, 1S95,
John George, Co. C, 78th Ohio, aged 73. Ha
wns a member of Hazlett Post. A widow bux
vi7C3him. Taylor. At Zane3viIIe, O., Nov. 11, 1S95,
Georgo Tayior. Co. G, 23th Ohio, aged 51. Ha
leaves a widow and children.
Rockwood. At Upton, Mass., recently, V.N.
Bockwood, aged 70. Comrade Bockwood was
a member of Peat 105.
Wilson. At Lancaster. O., Oct. 13. 1895. of
paralysi?, James Wilson, Co. E, 3d Ohio, aged
53. Ho leaves a widow and three children.
PUTN'AM. At Manchester, N. II., Dec. 15.
1S95, AlonzoS. Putuani, Sergeant, Co. C, SGth
Mass., aged 73. He was a member of Ward
Post. 10, Worcester. Msiss.
Higokns. At Oregon City, Ore., recently,
John Higgens, seaman, TJ. S. Frigate Inde
pendence, and Uo. E. 50th Wis. The comrades
of Meade Post had charge of tho funeral serv
ices. He leaves a widow.
Srakch. At Bo4svj1Io. 111., Tecontly, Mj.
Anthony T. Search, -ith 111. Cav., agod 82. la
August, 1SG1. he rawed Co. F, 4th 111. Cav.. and
was elected its Captain. When the time of hia
reziiscnt expired, one battalion veteranized, in
1861, and ho was commissioned Major. Ho was
one year President of tho Department Court
martial which sat alternately at Houston and
Galveston. Tex. Ho was twice brcvetted iu
the field for gallant conduct, the first time to
Lieuteuant-Colouel, and tho second to Colonel.
A widow, ono son, and a daughter survivo hira.
McCarthy. At Chicago, III., Dec. 23. 1895,
.N. J. JfcCiiry, seaman gunboat Essex, aged
51. Burieu Oakwood Cemetery, Chicago.
Clark. At Chicago, III., Nov. 12, 1835,
George Clark, Co. A, 33th U. S. C. T. Buried
at Rose Hill Cemetery.
310ERI30N. At Chieaso, 111., Nov. 25. 1895,
Alexaudor M. 3Iorrison, United States Marmi
Artillery. Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
Gruso.v. At Dahinda, III., Dee. 15, 1895,
John H. Gibson, 37th 111., aced 57. Ha was
buried under the auspices of tho G.A.R. A
widow and 13 children survive him.
Weidmanv-At Lebanon. Pa., recentlr. .Mai-
Grant Wcidman, lTJd Pa. ire was a PaatCom
mander of Post 42, a member "of the Loyal
Xegion and Treasurer of the Pennsylvania
Branch of the Society of tho Cincinnati.
Closso.v. At Princeton. 111., Tecently, O. I.
Clo33on, 101th Pa., aged 53. Coairado Closson
was Commander of Post 225. A widow snr
Clark. At Bnthorford, N. J., Dee. 19, 1S95,
Horaco L. Clark, Secoud Lieutenant, 2d Mass.
H. A. Comrade Clark was tho first Senior Vice
Commander of Gen. Greshara MottPoat, which
attended I113 funeral in a body.
Dili?. At H igh woods, N. Y., Sept. 24, 1S95,
Andrew Dile, Co. I. 80th N. Y.. ased 64.
Carver. At Sailors' Snug Harbor. New
York City, Dec 25, 1895, Capt.Henry B. Carver,
Co. K, 1st Me. H. A., aged 68. Capt. Carver
was at tho front and in all of tho 20 engage
ments in which the regiment participated.
This has more significance when it 13 con
sidered that history accords to the 1st Mo.
H. A. the honor of having sustained the great
est los3 in battlo of any of tho 2,017 regiments
in the Union army. Its loss in tho charge at
Petersburg, Juno 18, 1862, was tho greatest of
any regiment in auy ono action during the
war. Comrade Carver saw 1,298 of his com
rades of the 1st Me. H. A. killed, wouuded, ar
taken prisoners in a 10 months' campaign, and
escaped without a scratch, though tho hard
ships, exposure, and strain upou his nervous
system ruined his health, aud his after life
was a struggle against resulting disease. The
remains were sent to his old home, Searsport,
for burial, and were met at tho landing by a
delegation from Mariners' Lodge, F.A.A.M.,
and a guatd of honor from Freeman McGilvery
Post. He leaves a daughter.
Billows At Dallas, Tex., Feb. 23. Alfred
B. Billows, Second Lieutenant, Co. A, 48fh
Ind., aged 60. Comrade Billows was a mem
ber of John A. Dfx Post, 11.
Smiley. At Zanesville, O., recently, Wil
liam C. Smiley, Co. H, G2d Ohio. He was
buried at Waterford, O., by Dick Cheatham
Post, 317, of which Post he was a member in,
good standing at the timo of ht3 death. He
held tho office of Commander for several terms.
A widow, son, and daughter survive him.
Stancliff. At Bntler, Mo., Dec. 8, 1895,
David H. Stancliff, 10th Ind., agod 63. The
funeral services were under tho auspicea of
Bates County Post, 53.
Voshkll. At Butler, Mo., Dec. IS, Garrett
Voshell, 4th Del., aged 72. Deceased was a
member of Bates County Post, 53.
Kinney. At Parsons, Kan., Oct. 7. 1895, of
heart disease, Capt. B. C. Kinney, Battery Hf
1st Mich. L. A., aged 63. Comrade Kinney en
listed as a private. March 17, 1S65, ho was
commissioned Captain. Although not a mem
ber of Antietam Post at tho time of his death,
tho Post gave him all tho honors of a soldier's
burial. A widow aud two grown children
Gould. At Parsona, Kan., Sept. 14. 1S95,
Georgo W. Gould, Co. A, Ilth Mo.,agod 54. AS
the time of his death Comrade Gould was Com
mander of Antietam Post, 64. A widow and
four children survivo htm.
Drewry. At Jackson Center, O., Dec. 6,
1893, John Drewry, Co. B, 93d Ohio. He was
a G.A.R. man, and resolutions were- passed by
Gilcurist. At Wilkesbarre, Pa., Jan. 11,
of disease contracted in tho service, John W.
Gilchrist, Co. A, 52d Pa., aged 56. Comrada
Gilchrist entered tho service as First Lieu
tenant, but was soon promoted to Captain for
meritorious conduct. He had served as Chief
of Police of Wilkesbarro, Warden of County
Prison, and Tax Receiver of Wilkesbarre. The
funeral was under the direction of Dieu Io
Vent Commandery, 45, K. T of which de
ceased was a member. The military escort was
attended by a delegation from Conyngham
Post, 97, and his regiment. A floral" design,
badge of the Fourth Corps, was placed at the
head of the casket by tho survivors of the 52d
Barton. At Worchester, Mass., Feb. 5,
Georgo W. Barton, Co. F, 4th Alass., aged 71.
He was a member of George H. Ward Post, 10.
Ho leaves a widow, ono son and ono daughter.
Deaths In a Minnesota Post,
During tho pa3t year Post 3, Spring Valley,
Minn., has lost the following comrades: John
Taylor, Co. C, 16th Conn.; Lewis Parker, Co.
C, 3d Minn.; Lieut. T. L. Gould. Co. E, 29th
Ohio; Freeman Leonard, Co. A, 2d Minn. Cav.;
James Cramp, Co. D, 8th Minn.; Squair A. Cox,
Co. D, 8th Minn.; George C. Weed, Co. C, 3d
Minn.; Geo. R. Shipton, Co. A, 2d Minu.: L. M.
Asbloy, Co. F, 1st Mian, H. A.; M. M. CWIea,
Co. B, 16th Wi3.