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TEE VERMONT BRIGADE IN THE
WILDERNESS. By Brevet Maj.-Gen.
L. A. Grantt commander of ihc brigade,
and late Assistant Secretary of War.
THE BATTLE OF FAIR OAKS, OR
SEVEN PINIX By Maj.-Gen IT. M.
Flaistcd, formerly Lieutenant-Colonel of the
Hilt 31c, ami afterward Major-General of
FIRING ON FORT SUMTER. A thrilling
story of a youn$ Ohio mechanic who was
in Charlchton at the time, and was compelled
to join the rcbclsrhul who afterwards escaped
and served three y'rars in a Union regiment
THE BA TTLE OF POISON SPRING. By
Wiley Britlonjati of ihc War Department,
and author of " lite Civil War on the Bor
TEE EAMPTON SOLDIERS' E03TE. An
admirable description of this veterans1
refuge. By John W. Eaight, Hospital
IN AND OUT OF CHARLESTON. By
R. 0. B., a young Connecticut man, who
was caught in Charleston at the opening of
C-Oh. HlSNIiY "WattEKSOX, of the
Louisville Courier-Journal, delivered
liis lecture on Abraham Lincoln at tbe
Lafayatle Square Opera Ilousc, "Wash
ington City, last Sunday evening, to a
large audience of the most distinguished
people of the Capital. It was a splen
did tribute to the greatest figure in
American history. Col. "Watterson is
a speaker whose eloquence has few
equals and no superiors in the whole
country. He thinks deeply and ex
presses himself with a beauty of diction
and power that arouses his hearers to
enthusiasm. His study of Lincoln was
analytical yet profound, and as it pro
gressed rose steadily toward a superb
THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE is the only
champion the soldiers have among the great pa
pers of the country. The best way to help all
veterans is by getting it more subscribers.
AN OPEN LETTER
To the Members of the
House of Representa
tives. Gentlemen: The consideration of
economy Is being strongly pressed upon
you, as against the Service Pension J3ill,
as well as against other measures of great
No one is more earnestly in favor of
true economy that we are. But you will
admit that there is a specious false
economy which frequently masquerades
as the true article, to the infinite and
general injury. You are in great dan
ger now of making this grave mistake,
not only as.lo the Service Pension Bill,
but in other directions.
That source of all true wisdom the
Bible says (Proverbs, XI: 24):
"There is that scattereth yet in
creaselh ; aud there is that withholdeth
more than is meet, but it tendeth to
We wish that that good, blind com
rade, whom you elected as your' Chap
lain, would take this verse as a pregnant
text, and preach you such a sermon as
could be properly drawn from it
The first consideration is that it is
never economy to evade or shirk just
debts. The man who does so never be
comes rich, but remains a slave to
iwvertv all his da vs. What is true
of an individual is even more so of a
Nation, which is but a collection of in
dividuals. The Service Pension is pre
eminently a just debt of this Nation. It
has been made so by prescription and
usage. Before this Government was
formed the Colonies, which afterward
created it, gave Service Pensions to tlie
men who fought their battles. Ever
since its formation the Government has
jrivon Service Pensions, and the time and
other conditions are now such as to make
this eminently due the men who fought
in the late Avar.
Certainly they are no less deserving
than their predecessors. In point of
service there is no comparison between
that rendered by them aud those who
went before them. The Mexican war
was merely a military picnic in com
parison "willi the war of the rebellion.
The average three-months man in the
latter saw much more service than the
average man who enlisted for the Mexi
can war. Yet every Mexican volun
teer who served GO days was given a
pension of S a month, or the same to
There was still less comparison with
those who served in the war of 1812.
"While a relatively few of those saw
hard service aud did good fighting, the
great majority made but brief excur
sions from their homes, and never saw
either an Indian or a red-coat. Yet all
those who could show that they served
so much as two weeks were given a pen-
sion of $8 a month, and the same was
given their widows.
The present size of the pension-roll ig
made a strong argument to you why it
should not be increased. This, like all
other arguments against the Service
Pension Bill, is fallacious in the ex
treme. Size is always relative. A pen
sion expenditure of $140,000,000 a year
is not, all things considered, so large as
a pension expenditure of 3,208,376
was in 1820, or $4,580,152 was in 1833.
The main and only question is:
What u rightfully due the men xoho
saved ihc Nation's life
"Wc say that, according to National
precedent and custom according to a
usage never departed from in our his
tory there is due each and every one
of them a Service Pension of at least
$S a month.
If this be true, and we think it unas
sailable, then the question of how much
it will cost does not enter in. It plays
no more part than did the size of the
amount to be paid the bondholders.
The only thing lo do is to acknowledge
the debt and provide for its payment.
No matter how many may be on the
pension-roll, and how much may be paid
them, the stem, sorrowful fact remains
that there are about 200,000 who ought
to be on, who are suffering cruelly be
cause they are not on, aud who cannot
get on under the present interpretation
of the present laws. These men have an
indisputable moral right to be put on
the pension-roll, and it is rank dishon
esty on the part of the Government that
they are not put on. The Service Pen
sion willcnd this dishonesty and ingrati-
The men already on the rolls have
shown beyond all reasonable doubt or
question xNeir right to bo there, and to
, ,i . .
xcwiw cveiy wnt mey are receiving. J
The men not on the rolls are prevented
from making like proof. Cure this by
passing the Service Pension Bill.
Now, as to the true- ecouomv of the
measure. Returning to the Book of
Proverbs, the 24th and 25th verses of
the Xlth chapter say :
"The liberal soul shall bo made fat;
and he that watereth shall be watered
" He that withholdeth corn the people
shall curse him : but blesssins shall be
on the head of him that sellethit."
What the people of the "United States
need most urgently at this moment is a
relief from the congestion in the money
centers. There is an abundance of
money in the country, but it is all locked
up in the vaults of the banks. The
supreme necessity is for something that
will restore its circulation. This the
passage of the Service Pension Bill will
do more effectively than any other meas
ure that can be devised. It will dis
tribute a considerable amount of money
at once to every community in the
country, in a way that will at once put
it info active circulation. It will start
the wheels of business in every village
and market place. It will break the
present lethargy, as the warm Spring sun
is melting the snows and unlocking the
streams which turn the mill wheels and
float the heavily-laden barges. A few
dollars here and a few dollars there, all
over the country, will be worth many
millions congested in banks. Those who
get their little stipends will at once pay
their small debts with them to storekeej)
ers, physicians, landlords, etc. These in
turn will pay their obligations, and in
side of a month every $100 will pay
$1,000 or $10,000 worth of indebted
ness. Hope and courage will spring up
everywhere, and in doing an act of emi
nent justice you will be taking the
wisest possible steps lo restore prosperity
to the country. Let us recall to you
the words of that eminent financier,
Senator Sherman, who said that noth
ing contributed so much toward .the suc
cess of the resumption of specie pay
ments as the passage of the Arrears of
The National Tkibune.
MOKE INJUDICIOUS ECONOMY.
For many years there has been
strong desire on the part of everyone
cognizant of the facts to have a more
direct and easy road from Washington
to the National Cemetery at Arlington
and the military post at Fort Myer. At
present a circuit of several miles has to
be made from the central part of the
city to reach either of the places, and
Arlington is farther off, though nearer
the city than Fort Myer.
To remedy this is a matter which has
interested not onlv the citizens of Wash
ingion, but all visitors. All these desire
to vhit the beautiful National Cemetery
aud the cavalry camp. m The remedy
took the shape of a plan for a Memorial
Bridge, which has been several times
described in these columns, and which
would be at once a great monument to
the Union army and navy and a pub
lic convenience. It vas to span- the
Potomac directly in fiont of Arlington,
and but a short distance from the White
House, War, State, and Navy Depart
ments, and other important places in
the heart of the cit
The need of such a bridge was so
obvious that a private corporation sought
the privilege from the 52d Congress to
build it. But the War Department
Etrenuously and effectively resisted this
grant to a private corporation, on the
ground that it should be a Government
structure. The War Department has in
fact for a number of years been urging
Congress to give it the authority and
money to build the bridge. In the 49th
Congress seven years ago the Senate
passed a resolution directing the Secre
tary of War lo make the necessary sur
veys and estimates. Since, the succes
sive Secretaries of War, Chief Engineers,
and Quartermasters-General have con
stantly urged the matter upon the atten
tion of Congress, and urged that action
be taken. Committees have reported in
its favor, and the following bill, passed
by the Senate Feb. 12, is now before the
That IheSecretary of "War is hereby author
ized and ditcctcd to havo constructed a
memorial bridge from the most convenient
point of the Naval Observatory grounds, or
adjacent thereto, across the Potomac Biver
to the most convenient point of the Arling
ton estate property, subject to such regula
tions as he shall prescribe, the limit of cost
of which shall not exceed $600,000.
Slio. 2. That tho sum of $100,000, or so
much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby
appropriated, out of any money in tho
Treasury not otherwise npppropriated,
for the purpose of making the neces
sary surveys, soundings, and borings on
the line of the nronoeed bridge, and
for securing designs and estimutcs of cost,
and commence construction of 6aid bridge,
the use of which is hereby prohibited to nil
tramways or railroads, whether propelled by
steam, electric, cable, horse, or other power.
This bill is blocked in the House by
the plea of rigid economy, which sways
Speaker Peed in his control of legisla
tion. The plea is fallacious. It is no
economy to fail to do a thing which
ouijht to be done and which must be
done, sooner or later, and which the
country is suffering from not being done.
We had a surfeit of that bogus econonvy
in the last Congress. Tho less there is
of it in the present Congress tho better
tho people will be pleased.
Let the bill be passed, Mr. Speaker.
A NEW CLAIMANT FOB THE CHAM
PIONSHIP. Sometime ago we published selections
from the story of " The last survivor of
tho Louisiana Tigers," Avho is now
quietly cobbling decrepit watches and
tinkering broken breastpins for the
colored citizens of Macon, Ga. Wc
then rashly uttered the opinion that he
was without doubt the champion go-as-you-please,
single-footed liar in the late
Southern Confederacy,. This shows the
danger of giving opinions before the re
turns are all in. Wc now promise never
to do so again. Before we again at
tempt to award the championship for
free-hand artistic lying we shall wait
until tho last rebel alive has had his full
say, and been planted under the voice
"Beason why." A new champion
has risen, who makes the lonely Louisi
ana Tiger as insignificant as a tallow
candle alongside of an arc light. The
Louisiana Tiger used to think nothing
of going out casually with a few of his
comrades and knocking the life out of
one of our brigades, but Mr. Lamar
Fontaine, who now plants cotton in Ca
homa Count', Miss., not far from Mem
phis, can give him cards and spades and
then beat him as a: slayer of Yankees.
A dispatch from Memphis in the New
York Sun says of him :
Tho Marquis of Lothian in his ITistory of
the War ot Secession, published several years
ago, being conversant with many incidents
in the life of Fontairicfcays in effect that
none of the historical br traditional heroes
of tho chivalric Middle 'Age, no soldier tho
world has ever knowi v;hoStf deeds of valor
have come down in torjr, song or fable can
hold a place alongside this "man in the
qualities of braveiyi perseverance or devo
tion to duty ; and the 'Mntqnis laments that
the Confederate S aes firoduced no poet or
biographer capable dPeiiihalming tho mem
ory of this 19tit century warrior.
Now, there is nonsuch thing in the
British nobility a3 the' Marquis of Lo
thian, nor have we ever heard before of
such an English book as "The History
of the War of Secession." But that is
unimportant. It is a small detail speed
ily forgotten in the glaring gorgeous
ness of the succeeding statements.
Of course, Mr. Fontaine is a descend
ant of the Cavaliers, and the " best blood
in the South flows in his veins." No
Southerner ever fails to begin any state
ment regarding himself in that way.
Mr. Fontaine also casually remarks that
he was in 27 regular battles and 100
smaller affairs where much blood was
shed, no was wounded 67 times; 13
times bullets grazed his lungs, five times
he was officially reported dead. How
he ha3 escaped being put into a dime
museum years ago is what puzzles us.
"Ifave you any idea of the number of
men you killed in tho course of your war
earreer?" he was naked.
"I could make no estimate, but on ono
occasion I shot CO men iu 00 minutes, aud
the iccord was kept and was vouched lor by
Gen. It E. Leo himselM It occurred at
Waterloo Bridge, near Warreiitou Springs,
on the Kappaliannock, in August, 1802.
That was about the first time I ever met
Gen. Lee, thongh I had oficn seen him be
fore aud knew him by sight. I was then
acting as courier for Ucu. Jacks ;ii, who, it
seems, had hecu telling Gen. Lee about my
tkiil with a rifle. On this day I carried dis
patches to Gcu. Lee from Gen. Jackson.
When I had performed my duty Gen. Lee
expressed a desire to see if what ho had
he.ird about my ability as a marksman wa3
true. I told him I would do my best to
demonstrate it. Over across the valley was
a ridge upon which was stationed a Federal
battery that was pouring shot into the Con
federates as fast as tho guns could be loaded
and discharged. Drawing forth and opening
his watch, Gen. Lee ordered me to proceed.
I began to shoot , i
"I would say, 'NoVj I'll shoot No. 3 on
gnu No. 1,' and the fhl;lh would drop at tho
crack of my rifle; 'Now, No. 1 on gun No.
4,' and that man wbufd drop. And ao the
work coutiuued. As i;j,st as a man ou the
battery fell over another would take his
place. Finally GeuLe closed his watch.
'That will do,' saidi he 'Sixty men iu, GO
minutes is your record.'"
Now how's that, iqr a whopper? It
makes it awful touh jpn the next fellow,
though, who has to -toll a bigger story.
The amazement is i that Gen. Lee al
1 1 .
lowed this man to jcpntinue as a scout
merely and waste hi3",prpcious time carry
ing messages, and getting information.
He should havo been organized into an
army corps, all by himself, put under
the command of a Lieutenant-General,
and furnished with ammunition and
pontoon trains and sent wherever the
need of the Confederacy was greatest.
For example, if he had been sent, in
stead of Pickett, against Hancock's line
at Gettysburg, the story of the battle
would have been entirely different. By
commencing afler a fairly early break
fast, he might have cleaned out the
whole Army of the Potomac before tho
end of that long July day. As thero
were no eight-hour laws during tho war,
Mr. Lamar Fontaine would not have
objected to working in the old-fashioned
way, as long as it was light, and might
have gotten in about 16 hours of good
steady work. If he had kept up his
pace of killing one man a minute this
would have meant 1,000 in round num
bers in a day, so that with him in the
center, and Hill's and Longstreet's Corps
supporting on the right and left, the
Army of the Potomac would have fled
from the crimsoned field in wild dismay.
After this introductory episode, the rest
of Mr. Fontaine's career reads tamely,
but he cannot forbear remarking that
the Federals put a price of $20,000 on
his head. While this 13 the first lime
Ave have heard of it, AA'e should say that
the price was absurdly small. A mil
lion dollars Avould have been much
nearer the value of the removal of such
a terror to our armies.
One of his lighter adventures hardly
worth mentioning Avas his carrying 40,
000 gun-cap3 through " 75,000 Federals
under Gen. U.S. Grant," to the garrison
at Vicksburg. He only killed four
men ou the Avay, and received but 17
bullet marks. It bores him to talk of
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The opposition manifested throughout
the country to the Committee on Appro
priation's plan of curtailing the publica
tion of the Becord3 of the War of the
Rebellion has had the desired effect.
The committee decided to yield to the
manifest desire of the people to have the
publication continue according to the
original plan, and so rocommended the
same appropriation for this year as -for
last This Avas all that avjis desired.
Have you sent for the " Commanders
of the United States Army"? It is a
pictorial gem. Sent to any address
upon receipt of 10 cents.
The Committee on Appropriations
have recommended $75,000 for tho
Chickamauga National Park, $50,000
for the Gettysburg Park, and $17,000
for marking the battlefield of Antietam.
PETITIONS FOB SEUVTCE PENSION.
Since our last issue Ave have received
and sent to the House of Representa
tives petitions for a Service Pension from
Thomas Spradling,nnd 28 others, of Muses
Mills, Ky., representing George H. Taylor
Post, 1G0, G.A.It, Department of Kentucky.
J. It Keinoehl, late Co. L, 1st Pa. Cav.,
and five others, of Sopris, Colo.
J. D. Brown, late Co. I?, 8th Iowa Cav., and
IT, 47th III. Vols., and 34 others, of Burchard
and Arm ore, Neb.
J. It Smith, lato Co. G,18th Ind. Vols.,
nnd I, lOih lud. Vols., and six others, of
Gregory Lauding, Mo.
Wra. It Lelioy, late Co. E, 22d Mich.
Vols., and 17 others, of Rochester, Mich.
Francis J I. Brown, late Co. II, 33d Iowa
Vols., aud 31 others, of Colfax, "Wash., repre
senting Nathaniel Lyon Post, 19, Depart
ment of Washington and Alaska.
B. C. Wigand and 18 others, of Cnlo and
Kemp, Ind. Ter., representing It W. Kagan
Post, 1, Department of Indinn Territory.
Thero is only one thing overy ono can bor
row without difficulty, aud that is trouble.
Think of how little things from others havo
hurt you, and bo caroful what you do toothers.
Citizen Hollo, Iko! what was all that trou
ble about over nt campmectiug?
Alkali Iks Well, you sco I wanted to run
a faro game, and Parson Brown objected to it.
Citizon Did j'ou run it?
Alkali Iko (savagely) Naw 1 I had tho
Parson dowu, but thoro wero too many for me.
Citizen (to Hank Bittors, of Oklahoma)
Hello, Hank ! what ails ycr eye?
Hank Bitters (with a black oyo, savagoly)
I called my son-in-law, Alkali Iko, a liar.
Tho Freo Silver papors aro saying that Sec
retary Carlisle would rathor bo wrong than bo
Abyssinia is a mountainous country, some
what smaller than Texas, aud isolated by des
erts of sand. It lianas near as can bo ascer
tained, about 4,000,000 people Tho basis of
this population is uogro, but about GjO years
boforo Christ a war iu Egypt resulted iu about
250,000 of tho warrior casto in Eypt boing
driven out of tho country, aud they took rofuto
in tho Abyssinian mountains, whero thoy min
gled with tho people, and taught them tho
Egyptian arts aud kuowlediro. Tho roval fam-
"t - I 1 1 1 r . . .
uy ennuis 10 ueucscuuueu irom a sou wuicu tho
Queen of Shoba boro to King Solomon ; but
this story is not much credited by historiaus.
Tho Abyssiuiaus havo maintained their indo.
pondenco ngnlnst all their enemies, thounli
thoy havo had bittor wars among thorasolves.
They beenmo nominally Christians In 330 A. D
Lut tfioir Christianity is a thin vanish over
their paganism. Frequently they havo boon
on tho point of going over to Judaism or Ma
Iiomotaniam. Thoy rcconizo tho Coptic Pa
triarch at Alexandria as thoir spiritual head,
but also havo an ccclosinsticnl ruler of thoir
own, called " Abuna." They regard tho Virgin
as tho Queen of Iloavcn, and tbo groat inter
cessor for tho sins of mankind. Thoy practico
circumcision nnd polygamy, and aro ignorant,
3uperatitioti3, and warlike. Tho English in
vaded thoir country aboat 33 years' a&o, and
took thoir capital. Tho Egyptians afterward
attempted tho samo thing, but woro bndly
beaten. Tho Italians appoarod in the country
in 1335, but wero defeated at first. Thoy took
advantago of the victories of tho Mahdi ovdr
tho Abyssinian?, however, and eventually suc
ceeded in establishing a protectorate over tho
country, which ha3 been badly wronched by
tho rccont defeats. i
Kiuisa3 City Star: An Atchi3on man recently
caught th r oo difleront mon ki&sin? his wife,
whoronpon ho went tohi3 lawyer. "You havo
very good grounds for divorce." said tho lawyor.
"I don't want a divorce," tho man roplicd ;
"I want an injunction to nmko thorn quit."
Cincinnati Enquirer: Forry Patetic (in tho
road) Why don't you ro right in? Do dog's
all right Don't yo sco him waggin' his tail ?
Wayworn Wat3on Yes; but he's growiin' at
tho samo tinio. I don't know which end to
Blacksmiths in Grccco got from 8 4-5 conU a
day to G5 cents, and tailors from 5 cont3 to 33
cents. Tho highest paid mechanics aro tho
marblo cutters, who got front 55 coots to 82
coats a day.
Swiss watch makors aro as bright and enter
prising as tho American. Thoy havo recently
brought out for tho Japancso and Chinese mar
kets a watch tho hands of which rnovo from
right to left tho way tho Oriontal3 read.
RacadistinctionssQom inevitable ovary where.
In Queensland our Consul roport3 that Kanakas
South Sea Islanders majrdoall sorts of labor
in clearing tho Holds, planting, cultivating, and
gathering tho crops, except that they most not
hold a plow, drive a harrow, or do anything elso
wlioro horses or oxou aro U3ed. That 13 rigidly
confined to whito mon.
It is calculated that a modern gun throwing
a 2,200-pound projectile with an initial velocity
of 1,070 feet per second, dove!op3 21,000,000-
horso power. This, however, is for less than
ono one-hundredth second at each discharge,
and as tho gun is ruined by J 00 shots, tho total
period of active work of this terrible engine of
destruction 13 one second.
Maj. Edward Leslie, of Patorson, IT. J., and
tho inventor of tho rotary snow plow, killed
himself March 26 with an overdose of lauda
dum. Ho wa3 despondent over a Iaw3uit with
his brother, which had been decided against
In tho Autumn of 1865, Frank Clendenin,
then a resident of Morrison, 111., organized a
Grand Army Post at Erie, HI. After a few
years the Post disbanded. One of tho members
of said Po3t was Gcorgo C. Wilcor, who sub
sequently removed to Joliot, III,, and on March
3, 1S96, wa3 again mustered into tho Grand
Army as a member of Bartleson Post, 6, tho
obligation and tho ceremony of muster being
conducted by Frank Clendenin, the same com
rade who mustered him in ISG6.
Henry Quinby, sou of tho lato Geo. Isaac
Quinby, and bookkeeper in tho Union Bank of
Rochostor, N. Y., felt angered at a letter which
was written to his widowed mother by John
A. C. Wright, woll known as a good road3 ad
vocate. He called on Wright for an apology,
which tho latter refused, whon he slapped his
face. Wright drew a rovolvor, and shot Quinby
in tho shouldor. Tho wound is not sorious.
There is a question as to Wright's sanity.
Past President Louisa Barnum Robbins at
tended the Convention of tho Michigan W.R.C.
at Saginaw this week, and also mado one of
her eloquent, telling spcccho3 at a CampQro.
But few relatives and friends will bo present
at tho wedding of Goo. Harrison, which will
take place at St. Thomas's Church, Now York,
April 6. Tho iloral decorations will bo elab
orate. Though Maj.-Gen. A. McD. McCook is on tho
rotircd list, ho has been solccted to represent
the United States Army on tbo occasion of tbo
coining coronation of the Czar.
A statuo is to bo erected at Harrisbnrg, Pa.,
to Maj.-Gen. Hartraufc, aud Maj. J. B. Brown,
Deputy Secretary of Internal Affairs, and
Chairman of the Monnment Commission, has
been to Washington to study tho monuments
thero with referenco to deciding upon a model.
Ho wa3 beat pleased with those to Gens. Scott
Gan. D. E. Sickles is strongly in favor of onr
doing something decisivo in behalf of tho
Cubans. Ho says that wo havo been interven
ing in Cuban mattor3 for nearly three-quarters
of a century, and that it is duo to us that Spain
has retained tho island as long as sho has. Had
it not been for us, England, Franco, or Ger
many would havo had it long ago. Ho wa3 Min
ister to Spain during tho-provious war in Cuba,
and did then nil that ho diplomatically could
iu favor of tho Cubans.
Voterans or the Country' Grandest Array
IVho Havo Aitswcretl the Last Call.
Laytojt. At Jamosburg, N. J., Feb. 11,
Garret Layton, First Sergeant Co. K, 30th Jf.
J., and Corporal, Co. F, 35th N, J. Ho wa3
buried by Sumner Post, 74.
Holloway. At Burbank, O., March 4, G.
W. Holloway, Co. D, 29th Ohio, aged 63. De
ceased was a charter member of James Youug
Post, 376. Ho had served as Quartermaster,
Chaplain, Adjutant and Comniaudor. .
McFaulane. At Temple, Tex., Jan. 21,
Archibald McFarlano, Battery A, 1st U. S.
Art; Co. C, 2d La. Cav.; and Co. C, 1st La.
Cav., aged 61. Ho was a member of Sterling
Post, 21, aud wa3 buried under its auspices.
As far as the Post cau learn. Comrade McFar
lane has no relatives. Ho is thought to havo
formerly lived in Canada. W. C. Pai3t. Com
mander of Sterling Post, Temple, Tex., will
furnish further information of Comrade Mc
Clkments. At South Lancaster, Mass., Sept
5, 1503, of disease contracted "'"e service,
John K. Clements, 1st Me. 2d M . and 42d
Muss., aged 53. Ho was wot i.ded t .icoduring
his service. Ho loaves a whow. i.areo daugh
ters and a son.
Boe. At Gardiner, N. Y., Fob. 23, Wm.Roo.
Co. B, 156th N. Y., aged S2. Comrado Boo was
a member of Eltiugo Post, 212, Now Paltz,
DiiCKnn. At Clintondale, N. Y March 5,
Marcus L. Docker, Co. E, 156th N. Y., aged 40.
Comrado Decker was a member of Lcfovro Post,
163, Highland, N.Y.
Mokky. At New Burgh, N. Y., March 12,
Samuol D. W. Moroy, Co. E, 156th N.Y., aged
i5. comrauo ..uoruy was :v memuer 01 xaiiuga
Post, 212, Now Paltz, N. Y.
Hansojj. At Amcricus, Ind., Feb. 26, Jo
seph M. Hauson, 12th Ind. battery, L. A.,
Marsh. At Mt Pleasant, Iowa, March 1,
Dr. W. S. March, Surgeou, 23th Iowa, aged 79.
Immediately after tho war Comrado Mar3h
wa3 Disbursing Officer, stationed at Washing
ton, D. C. Tho G.A.E. service was used at the
Bawsojt. At Worcoator, Mas3., Feb. 23, Goo.
A. Euwson, Co. C, 36ch Mass., agod 61. Dc-
censed was a member of Gorgo IT. Ward Pet,
10. Ho Icavea a widow, two sons, and two
McCi.Rr.i.AXP. At Cedar RudmIs, Iowa, Fob.
i 13, Df. Freeman MeUWInnd. A.-wwIanfcSurgcou,
I l(kh town, ki$ (IB, Dr. MtCTelland wns cm-
peiied to 1chv tbo "arvtre in 1363 u aeonnt
ill-heath. He vem puMtebr of sh Tww for
nearly 10 ytrin. fin funeral was hugely at
toiidcd by h many friends, tind alae ly a largo
dolegatton from tho iioude of Representative
of Iowa, of which ho wna a member.
Brow jr. At Sen Jee. Chi., Feb. 11, Louia
Browi. CaptnlM, Co. K. 9d Mich., ne) 8. Tho
funeral services were conn's ted ky Phil Sheri
dan Post, 7, of which ho waa au heuored mem
ber. Dojjjjbr. At Richland, Mo.. FeK 23. Sol
Do mi a r. Co. B. ISOth Ohio. Cemrndo Dounor
joined J. IJ. Wicker Post, 421, as a charter mem
ber. Tho funeral serviced Wero under tbo
auspices of the Post.
Jiwtma.v. At Jennings, La., Jan. 6, Charles
Jtistmnn. Tho cam ratio was a member of Post
0, Deimrtmont of Louisiana awl MissiesipBi,
Smith. At Chagrin Fatla. O.. Feb. 23, Ed
ward Smith, Co. E, 103d Ohio, aged 61. Tho
funeral serviced wero conducted by Norrte Post,
of which he wa3 a member.
Siutzkr. At Junction Clty.O.. Dec. 19. 1303.
Spitzcr, Co.C, 160th Ohio, ned 53.
While ou a visit to Virginia, in ISO I Comrailo
Spitzcr was drafted into the robvl army, but
escaped and returned to Ohio, whero he ntonco
ouliated. Ho was a charter raomfcer of F. B.
Pond Post, 687.
Kr.iNGt.Rn. At Jniiction City, O., Fob. 9,
Gcorgo W. Klingfer. Co. C. 160th Ohio, 5nd Co.
J, CGsh Ohio, aged 56. Deceased was a charter
member and Quartermaster of Pond Post BB7.
Bulky. At Nirth Snlcm. Mo., Dee. 13, I80G,
of heart disease. Harrison Bailey, Co. U. 130th
lit., aged G9. Ho leaves a widow and six ch;l
dron. Wiikklocjc. At Boelas, Neb.. Dec. 20, 1S03,
Matthew G. Wheelock, Co. K. 15la, ami Co. F.
lDUth Pa., aged o(i. Deceased was a member of
Cedar Mountain Post, 220, and wag buried with
military honors. Ho lcuvc3 a widow and four
Work Being Done Everywhere in lis
rOSTS T7Jr.VNTMOUST.Y TXTJORSUTO.
Since our last issue we have received ra
port3 from the following Posts of their
unanimous indorsement of TilK National
Tkibune's Service Pension Bill:
L. H. Roussean Post, 64, Department of
California and Nevada, Lakeporfc, Cal.; Wm.
A. B. Jacobs, Adjutant, and 40 other com
radesof Phil Sheridan Command, 4J6,U.V.TJ.,
John W. Jackson Post, 27, Department oi
Pennsylvania, State House Bow, Philadel
phia; Edward F. Harris, Commander; Wnx.
D. Johnson, Adjutant
TJ. S. Grant Post, 31, Departmentof Texas,
Wichita Falls ; A JTracyCommander.
X T. Benson Post, 527, Depnrtment of In
diana, Lanesville; J.imes Harbe3on, Com
mander ; George G. Schafer, Adjutant.
Serg't S. W. Lascomb Post, .151, Depart
mentof Pennsylvanin.Steelton ; J. H. Shees
ley, Commander; J. B. Nye, Adjutant
E. B. Hayes Post, 62, Department of Ore
gon, Junction City; John Barnford, Com
mander; W. B. White, Adjutant
N. S. Ford. Post, 161, Department of New
York, Canarsie,Lon'g Island; John H. Conk,
Commander; Alexander J. Fisher, Adju
tant JJays-Watkin Post, 21, Department of
Kentucky, Lebanon ; A. L. Brown, Com
mander; John Barr, Adjutant; John Barr,
J. W. Walls and James Howe, Committee.
Mnlvane Post, 203. Department of Kan-
809, Mnlvane; S. C.Daugheny, Commander;
E. W. Phillips, Adjutant.
Picket Post, Department of Indiana, Ha.
Lafayette Post, 217, Department of Penn
sylvania, Easton ; Henry C. Scbooley, Com
mander; Jacob Man, Adjutant
"Walter A. Jones Post, 371, Department of
New York, West Troy ; S. Somers, Com
mander; Frank McGuirk, Adjutant
S. N. Yeoman Post, 418,-Department of
Ohio, Milledgeville; A. G. Schaff, Com
mander. Sequatchie Post, 49, Department of Ten
nessee, Dunfap; Sam McWilliams, Com
mander; F. M. Cox, Adjutant
Dan McCook Post, Department of Illinois,
Elm wood; S. B. Corey, Commander; E. .
Nick-Pitts Post, 65, Departmentof Ten
nessee, Sard is; L. C. Brandon, Commander;
J. H. Dickson, Adjutant
Gen. John Sedgwick Pot 37, Department
of Pennsylvania, York; Herman Sauppe,
Commander; T. R. Henderson, Adjutant
J. O. Calhoun, and eight other comradea
living in Looinis, Okanogan Co., Wash.
Silas Fellows Post, 7, Department of Vir
ginia and North Carolina, Portsmouth, Va.;
Dread Smith, Commander; John E. Deans,
Johnsonville Post, 6G, Department of Ten
nessee, Clarksville; C. Steel, Commander;
Jacob Moore, Adjutant
Chickamauga Po3t, 117, Department of
West Virginia, Beech Hill ; J. L. Hayes,
Commander; James A. Dye, Adjutant
Audy Smith Post, 243, Department of
Missouri, Willow Springs; H. W, Pease,
William B. Hatch Post, 37, Department
of New Jersey, Camden ; Charles II. Wallen,
Commander; Benjamin H. Dilmore, Adju
tant Col. Croasdalo Post, 25G, Department of
Pennsylvania, Biegelsville; Edward Eensi
mon, Commander; Frederick Crouse, Adju
tant William N. Eeed Post, 13. Department of
Georgia, Charleston, S. C; H. Findley, Com
mander; Tobias Carroll, Adjutant
Iuka Post, 37S, Department of Missouri,
Inka Springs; Charles Minus, Commander;
J. II. Carpenter, Adjutant
Capt S. S. Moreland Post, Department of
Pennsylvania, Irwin; J. K. Painter, Com
mander; Julward Welty, Adjutant
Gen. Wayne Post, 611, Department of
Pennsylvania, Honeybrook; David Keeser,
Commander; E. Keel, Adjutant
John Hill Post, Department of New Jer
sey, Boonton; George Ward el I, Commander;
J. Steventon, Adjutant.
Mitchell Post, 33, Department of Ne
braska, Waverly; Johu Dickerson, Com
mander; M. H. Mills, Adjutant
Capt J. P. Mead Post, 67, Department of
Nebraska, Long Pine; J. A. May, Com
mander; B. Beckard, Adjutant
George H. Thomas Post, 5, Department of
Washington aud Alaska, Olympin, Wash.;
George B. Laue, Commander; K. B. Crau
Lieut Arnold Lebaugh Post, 297, Depart
ment of Pennsylvania, Newport; William
Wertz, Commander; Samuel Clay, Adju
tant; Josiah Zeigler, S. Been, and William
A. Keagey, Committee.
Pcrino Po3fc, 85, Department of West Vir
ginia, Jarvisville; L. J. Ayers, Commander;
Seymour Norman, Adjutant
Ocala Post, 17, Department of Florida,
Ocaln; B. B. Hasson, Commander; Joseph
Hudson Post, 159, Department of Nef
York, Fair Haven; H. S. McArthnr, Adjutant