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THE NATIONAL TBIBOSB' MPINQKffil; K 0,; THURSDAY, APRIL 1C, 189C.
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THE VERMONT BRIGADE IN THE
WILDERNESS, By Jirevcl Maj.-Gen.
L. A. Grants commander of the brigade,
and late Assistant Secretary of War.
THE RATTLE OF FAIR OAKS, OR
SEVEN FINES. Rj Maj.-Gcn H. M.
Flatetcd. formerly Lion4enantColoncl of the
lWt 3Ic,and ajlcnsard Miijor-Gcncrcd of
FIRING ON FORT SUMTER. A thrilling
story of a young Ohio mechanic who wan
in Charleston at the time, and was compelled I
to join the rebels, but who aftencards cscajnd
and nerved three year in a Union regiment.
THE BA 7TLE OF FOISON SFRING. By
Witcy Brltlon, late of the War Department,
and author of "J he Civil War on the lior
IHE HAMPTON SOLDIERS' HOME An
admirable desonijilion of this veterans'
refuge By John W. Haight, Hovpilal
IK AND OUT OF CHARLESTON. By
II. O. B.t a young Connecticut man, who
was cavght in Charleston at the opening o
SALISBURY PRISON. An account of the
famous outbreak. By Henry Mann, 59th
TICKETS TO NATIONAL ENCAMPMENT.
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Gentlemen: You have many bills
before -ou to regulate and control the
Commissioner of Pensions. All of these
are honest, and many of them are fairly
skillful efforts to cure evils of adminis
tration of which pensioners and claim
ants all over the country loudly and
justly complain. Whether any of these
will do what is desired to be done is a
matter about which there is much differ
ence of opinion, not only among tlm
comrades throughout the country, but
But there is one radical, sweeping
measure that is sure to do more good
thnn any or all of these, and as to which
the comrades are solidly united.
That is the Service Pension Bill.
The Service Pension Bill is Tjeautiful
in its simplicity, directness, and far
roa chin"1 character. At one stroke it
takes away a myriad of opportunities for
a Pension Commissioner to exercise his
discretion and authority adversely to the
claimant. It establishes plain, unmis
takable requirements which he cannot
alter, construe harshly, or refuse to ap
ply. It makes the letter of the law as
plain as the dale on a calendar, and
which no official can mistake or change.
It provides simply and clearly that a
man who served 90 days or more in the
I army or navy of the United States dur
ing the war of the rebellion shall be paid
at least SS a month.
That is the essence of the whole thing.
Row, if we put such a law as that on
the statute books, wc can be reasonably
indifferent as to who is elected President
and whom he shall appoint as Commis
sioner of Pensions. Ro matter how an
tagonistic they may be to pensions and
pensioners, there is the plain letter of
the law, which they must follow and
Tl.e Commissioner cannot adopt any
policy of circumlocution and delay; he
cannot add examinations to examinations,
nor join proof to proof; he cannot fill the
land with Special Examiners, nor invoke
the whole machinery of Government,
pressing in Postmasters aud every sort of
placemen, to aid him in making pretexts
why .pensions should not be granted.
All this aggravating maze of obstacles
and hinderers will be swept away by a
Rolhing will be left the Commissioner
but to verify by the records in the War
Department the facts that the claimant
served 90 days in the war of the rebel
lion and was honorably discharged. This
being determiner!, there is nothing left
him but to pay the pension.
Row we beg you to think of this short,
direct cut to the object that we all desire,
and take it without further delay. We
again repeat our assurance that nothing
else you can do will give so much strong
and general satisfaction. It will be a
splendid fulfillment of the promises and
pledges made to the veterans and their
friends two years ago, when you were
elected. You must soon return to tliem
1 to give an account of your-stewardship.
Carry this back with you and receive
their praise of "Well done, good and
The Rational Triijune.
And now the Turk demands immedi
ate attention from our Administration.
The pleasing hopes expressed by Presi
dent Cleveland in his message last De
cember in regard to our relations with
the Sublime Porte have notbeen fulfilled
by a long shot It will be remembered
that the President then particularly con
gratulated the Ration that an American
seminary near Constantinople had been
exempted from all taxation, and upon
this concession the President built up
some charming expectations. Since then
the Turks have destroyed some $250,000
worth of American missionary property
at Uarpoot, and committed similar out
rages at Marash. These wicked acts have
not been explained, punished, nor in
demnity offered. The distribution of
relief by missionaries, more than half of
the money and supplies being contributed
from the United States, has been seri
ously interfered with, and now, after
months of injuries and persecutions,
Mr. George C. Knapp, an American
missionary at Bitlis, has been arrested,
taken far from his home, imprisoned,
and ordered out of the country. The
Sultan announces the intention of ex
pelling all missionaries Protestant and
Catholic. This creates great excitement
in England and Prance, but those coun-1
tries have already done so much im
potent thundering that the Porte feels
free to utterly disregard them. It be
comes a very pressing question what we
shall do. The outrage upon Mr. Knapp
is a very flagrant one. He is the son of
an American missionary, and was born in
Turkey. The charges against him liave
been examined by the British Embassy,
and pronounced entirely groundless.
His expulsion, following the other out
rages, is an insult that we cannot over
look. The only thing we can do is to
make a demand upon the Porte, accom
panied by a display of force. Without
force immediately back of it ncgotia-
lion will be farcical. The Turk is worse,
oven, than the Spaniard when it comes
to talk and palaver. One American
gunboat moving toward the Dardanelles,
with her ports open and her crew at
quarters, would be worth a battalion of
Ministers Plenipotentiary. The civilized
world expects us to do something decisive
now, and we should not disappoint the
PAYINO PENSIONS MY CHECKS.
Editor National Tkibunk : I see it
stated that on the 24th inst. Congress
changed the tnnnner of paying pensioners.
The papers slate that their checks are to be
made payable at the Snbtrtasury, and that
this will make it hard to get paid, for want
Will you please inform as old soldiers
what this new movement means? Does it
protecc tlie Treasury in. auy manner, or is it
another move to fatten the broker and the
hanker, who will he glad to get hold of our
checks for a per cent.? If wo have to wait
20 or 30 days to fix np our papers to suit,
wc ought to he granted tho time to prepare
ihein. IIkvkt. NdYns, Second Lieutenant,
124th U. S. C. T., Keokuk, Iowa.
The new law is, the result of an effort
by the comrades to protect pensioners
from those who rob them. It was
mainly intended for the benefit of pen
sioners in large cities, who aro beset by
a horde of sharks who lie in wait for
them on pension days as they come from
the Pension Oflices, and work all manner
of schemes to defraud them. This evil
has became so great that the comrades
in the large cities have been moved to
fake action to save the pensioners, and
have, tried various plans. In some cities
rooms have been opened near the Pen
sion Offices, where the pensioners could
gather, all make out their vouchers and
be supplied with lunch. It was decided
that payment by checks sent directly to
the homes of the pensioners offered the
best hopes.. There 'would be a chance
for these to be controlled by their
families and be cashed by grocers,
butchers, bakers, etc., instead of by
saloon-keepers. The plan at least
promises well, and wc hope that it will
fulfil its promise.
Begin at once now getting up
clubs to secure your tickets to St. Paul.
You cmi got subscribers now much easier
f than later, when the buFy (season comes.
THE SONS OP VETEKANS.
The report of the Adjutant-General,
Sons of Veterans, for the quarter ending
Dec 31, 1895, shows, we are confident
that the tide has at last turned, and the
upward swell begun. At that date there
were 34,572 members in good standing,
a net gain over the previous quarter of
819. This is not so large as it should
be, yet it is gratifying, for it shows a
gain made in a very trying time. The
hard times have been very Eevere on all
Orders, and none of them have escaned
without heavv losses.
There has been a strong revival of
interest in the Older all over the coun
try, and particularly in Illinois, Kan
sas, Kentucky, Missouri, and Rew York.
Missouri shows the largest net gain
241 members followed closely by Illi
nois, with 238. Pennsylvania still con
tinues to lead in total membership, 5,341,
with Massachusetts next, 4,474 members.
There should be 10 times as many in
each of those States, as well as all over
the country, and it can be secured by
The Kaiser has been to see the Kinir
of Italy, to patch up the Dreibund,
which is now said to be stronger than
THE RAINES LAW.
There is much ferment in Rew York
over the going into operation of the
Eaines Law, which introduces a radi
cally new element into the temperance
legislation of that State. In the first
place, it takes the management of the
sale of intoxicating liquors out of the
hands of the local authorities and places
it in those of the State. This is a severe
blow at Tammany, which has lived upon
its control of the liquor dealers in Row
York Cit So long as Tammany could
issue licenses to whom it pleased, and re
voke those of those who incurred its dis
pleasure, it had an almost all-powerful
weapon in its hands for political pur
poses. The new law raises all the saloon
licenses to be granted in Rew York City
to $800 a year, instead of $250, as here
tofore, and confines their issuance to
American citizens who have not been
convicted of crime. The licenses for
smaller places are graded down to $100,
for small towns and villages. Steamboats
and railway cars must pay $200 each
for the privilege of selling liquor. All
local Excise Boards are abolished, and
the granting of licenses is put in the hands
of a State Excise Commissioner, whose
office is at Albany, with Deputies in
several important cities. Small towns
can exercise Local Option, but this is
forbidden to the larger cities. Pree
lunches arc forbidden in the licensed
saloons. It is believed that it will drive
from 9,000 to 10,000 saloons out of ex
istence, or about four out of every 10;
but the remainder will be places of
higher character, and not nurseries of
intemperance and crime. It is expected
that the State will receive about $2,750,
000 income from the tax, and the munici
palities about $5,500,0000, which will
reduce the Stale taxes about one-third,
and those of the municipalities about
two thirds. It will not cost over $150,
000 a year to execute the law, or about
the same as the average cost of the Row
York Excise Board alone. The bill was
bitterly opposed by the Democratic
papers, and Harper's Weekly and the
TO PKOVIDE 1-OIt MILITARY INSTHUC
TION. Representative Hull, of Iowa, has in
troduced a meritorious bill, which has
been read twice and referred to the
Committee on Military Affairs. It au
thorizes the President to detail officers
and non-commissioned officers of the
Army and Ravy as instructors in pub
lic schools whicli.havc provided for such
instruction, and,' Syhere the number of
scholars to receive such instruction
shall exceed 500..
It also authorizes the Secretary of
War to issue to suph schools whatever
ordnance and ordnance stores as may
not be needed by the Army.
The character of the enlisted men in
theJSegular Army is believed to be much
higher than ever before in its history.
The number of applicants for enlistment
has been very great during the past few
years, and as only a limited number could
be received the recruiting officers have
been able to apply rigid regulations as
to character, morals, intelligence, and
physique. About G,000 men arc re
quired each year to keep the ranks
full, and at least 50,000 apply. The
soldiers are better quartered, fed, and
treated than ever, and no pains spared
to raise their esprit dc corps, conse
quently desertions are comparatively
few, and re-enlistments the rule. To
day our Regular Army is a much finer
body of men than any European army
The issues of The Rational Trib
une Library are invaluable for school
purposes. There is nothing better to
frilTO Mil Irl rnn n fnnnli 4 rm ofviAfiam
Wc will -send them in lots of 100 for
$3. In this, the double number "Com
manders of the United States Army "
counts as two numbers.
Spain has been giving Cuba "re
forms" for about 400 years. Ro won
der the Cubans have that tired feelinp
at the very mention of the word.
Work Ecing Done Everywhere in lis
WHAT IS CERTAIN.
Ro matter wljat the President may or
may not decide to do, some lhing3 are
about as certain np that Sutnmerwill
soon be here, nJSuTcnjollowed in turn by
Fall. These are: '
1. That Spain will not succeed in
crushing the Cuban insurrection.
2. That Cuba will achieve her inde
pendence. 3. That the United States will sooner
or later be compelled to intervene to
4. That she will in some wav link
her destiny to that of the United Stales.
LIFE OP GEN. THOMAS.
The next issue of The Rational
Triuune Library "will be "Life of
Gen. George II. Thomas," by v John
President Cleveland has ap
pointed Gen. Fitzhugh Lee, of Vir
ginia, and nephew of R. E. Lee, Con-sul-General
of the United Stales at
Havana, to succeed Mr. Williams. It
is said that Lee was reluctant to give
up his position a3 Collector of Customs
at Rorfolk, but that he finally yielded
to the President's urgent wishes, and, in
order to keep tho office of Collector of
Customs in the Lee family, it was given
to Gen. Lee's son-in-law, AV. If. Fowle.
It is believed that the President made
the appointment in order to get more
reliable information as to the exact con
dition of affairs in Cuba. It is of the
same nature as the appointment of
Paramount Commissioner Blount, but
it has a conformity to law which
Blount's appointment lacked. As Lee
is a man of much more intelligence
than Blount, and more decided patriot
ism, in spite of his conspicuous service
in the rebel army, it is hoped by those
outside of tho President's circle that the
appointment wjll result much more
satisfactorily than did that of the dull,
blundering Georgian to Hawaii. Fitz
Lee graduated from West Point in
1856,- and was 'made a Lieutenant in
the 2d U. S. Cav. He showed much
gallantry in Indian fighting, aud was
Instructor of Cavalry at West Point
when the war broke out. He resigned
to enter the rebel army, and rose to
be a Major-General. He was taken
prisoner, while ly)n wounded at home,
and held as hdstage for Capts. Flynn
and Sawyer, whom the rebels had sen
tenced to death. He has been a lead
ing Democrat, and was elected Gov
ernor of Virginia in 1885.
Capt.-Gen. Weyleu's time is short.
The rainy season will begin in two or
three weeks, when he can do nothing for
six months. He must accomplish some
thing "decisive before that time, or his
game is virtually up.
TOSTS UNANIMOUSLY INDORSING.
Since our last issue we have received re
ports from the following Posts of their
unanimous indorsement of The National
Tkikunk's Service Pension Bill:
James A. Lnwrie Post, f0, Department of
Colorado and "Wyoming, Yuma, Colo, j M.W.
Haver, Commander; A. L. Kisaiuger, Adju
tant. J-estcr R.ikcr Post, IMO, Department of
Nebraska, "Wauneta; A. J. McPeak, Com
mander; J. ,T. Doty, Adjutant.
Gen. ilaucoclc Po3t. 22. Department of
Iowa, Sioux City; F. C. Hills, Commander;
1. E. Nichols, Adjutant.
Sedgwick Post. 71), Dapnrtment of Arkan-j-as,
Omaha; E. F. Hageriy, Adjutant.
T. JL Drtild Post, :;, Department of Colr
rado and Wyomiujr, Golden. Colo. ; ll. Eas
ley. Commander; George JI. Kimball, Adju
tant. O. F. Mattice Pot, 110. Department of
Wisconsin, WiilerJoo ; II. C. Cruger, Adju
tant. Ellsworth Tort, 12. Department of Mis
souri, Grant City: J, A. 1 licks, Commander:
J. W. Giifhlh, Adjutant.
OrlotT Norton Voit, lOD, Department of
Kansas, Lu ltov ; J. W. Ivelly, Coiunmuder;
I. P. C. Davit", Adjutant.
Thompson Post, 2-1G, Department of Kan
pas, Vei million ; John T. Jamli, Commander ;
E.K. Wilkins, Adjutant.
"Wisner Post, 70, Department of Michigan,
Bad Axe; William A. Yonnglove, Adjutant.
Wright Post, 23, Department of Washing
ton aud Ahwkn, Cheny, Wash.; Will. am 1C.
Wilhcrt Fuller Post, 412, Department of
Ifew York, JJergen ; J. T. Crittenden, Adju
tant. Garfield PosJ, 25, Department of Tennes
see, Athens; J. D.Jtcuinjj, Coramauder; W.
x. aicurew. Adjutant.
Walter Clifford Post, 235, Department of
Michigan, Uoyne City; J. V. Pickering,
Commander; Wayne E. Morris, Adjutant
John E. Biskct Post. 81, Department of
Tennessee, Dayton; William Gilbrealh,
Junior Vice Commander.
John H. Robinson Post, 079. Department
of Ohio, Staunton; John A. Everhirt, Com
mander; James M. Newland, Adjutant.
Pattonsburg 1'ost, 242, Department of
Missouri, Pattonsburg; James A. Gray,
Commander; William J. Ward, Adjutant.
Col. P. Corny nc Post, i50."5, Department of
Missouri, Chamois; J. J. Dodds, Adjutant.
Coh B. C. Butler Post, GIG, Department of
New York, Luzerne; Fred E. Parkmnn,
Commander; E. W. Ive, Adjutant.
P.ml Revirc Post, 88, Department of
Massachusetts Quiney ; William If. Warner,
Commander; I. M. Dolt, Adjutunt.
Kilpatrick Post, 82, Department of Is'e
biaiika, Oakdale; 11 M. Burke, Adjutant.
Theodore Roosevelt ha? been having a
lively scrap with tho New York World. It 13
hardly necessary to say that tho people gener
ally havo enjoyed it far more than the World
hns. It hasn't had any more fun out of it than
tho fellows used to who stood up before John
L. Sullivan when ho was in his primo.
Truth: TTe Mt33 McCroesu3 Imoj:on, I can
no: livo without you.
She Whero did you acquire sach expensive
"The nomination for the first place's practi
cally settled." said tho Khode Island man, a ho
wiped his beard and reached for a cracker.
"The next great consideration is for a running
mnto with tho prnpor kiud of n name to innko
a good sonorous campaign cry. Now, McKiuley
and Lippftt would "
"JJppitr. O, checso it," roared tho New
Yorker, setting hi.? gla3s down with a crash.
"Sounds like a cracked kiltie. Now, lie
ICinley and McAIpin"
''O, Scotland's a-burning," groaned the New
Jerseyman, who had just come in and wa3
giving his order. "Don't you supposo there's
anybody in this country Jut psalm-singing
Scotch Prosbytorians. Now, McKmloy and
" Hoodoo dedickctatdesdart." mnttcrcd the
man who always took beer. "You most garry
Illinois to elcgd McGinlcy, and yon gnn't do id
widond Gnllorn on de dickct. Nobody gares
nottings for New Chersey, but you must baf
" O, bother," said tho man with lorg hair.
" You men forget that a sncce?sfnl ticket ma3t
havo a mu3ic.1l ring. Campaign songs arc moro
clTectivo than speeches. Now, you can't got a
rhyme with any of tho names you have men
tioned, and they are, therefore, impossible.
But jnst then tho saloon-keepor announced
that it was midnight, and they must all get out
at once, or tho police would be on them.
The address of Mr3. Sarah A. C. PJnmmcr at
the Campfiro at Saginaw. Mich., is highly
spoken of by all who hoard it.
Truth: Baeccd Haggard (at the door) Mad
dim, may J tronbloyon forsnthin' tocit?
X.ndy of tho Houso (threateningly) I'll call
the dog if
JJagsod Haggard (with dignity) Thank ye,
but I never eat dogs.
Indianapolis Journal: " Judge," pTeaded tbo
culprit, "I think yoti orter ho easy oil me. I
only got 51 cents from the bloke."
" For that reason," said the Judge, "I mean
to give you tho limit. With a man of your
Woful lack of discrimination at large, nobody
would be safe."
In an article in The North American Review
Admiral Markham points out that in 300 year3
wc hp.vo only succeeded iu ecUim? 1.10 miles
j nearer tho North Pole than Henry Hudson did
I 11. M'.lf ..A X.. Tn I 1 . ,r.
.i. j.vjmi, Him in tv yviiia wo nave oniygoi au
miles nearer than Sir Edward Parry did in
3827. That is. since 3827 we have only got
nearer lcs3 than two mifo3 a year.
ORIC.r.V OP THE ENGLISH LVKOUAGB.
The Boers havo a fable to account for the
origin of tho English language. They say that
when D.imo Nut aro wa3 employed in giving
tongues to tho various Nations, she stood at a
large table on which lay a picco of meat. She
had n knifo in her hand, and on tho table lay
a pair of scissors. As each oc carao up she
cut him a tonguo out of the meat, and with
tho scissors trimmed it so as to give its pecu
liarities. The la3t to como np was "de Engols
mau," who had been loafing in a saloon, drink
ing .13 long as hi? money lasted. When ho
came, all the meat had been used up. "Never
mind," said Damo Nature; "there are plenty
of snips on tho floor. Tako a half-dozen of
thpse, join them togcthar, aud make a tongue
for yourself." This explains why English is a
Secretary Carlisle would be much happier if
any other paper besido the Ijonfsville Courier
Journal could bo gotten to take his Presiden
tial boom seriously.
THE flATIOHAb TIJIBUflE MBflAHY.
Tlie following Kind Words are Spoken
in Praise of Tlie National Tribune
S. E.Sprague, Ocean avenue, Revere, Mass.:
"Although lam a Yankee born and bred, mid
served through the war, still I can learn
more hifetoryfor 5 cents than I have learned
in 50 ytars."
Fred J. Burkey, South Fork, Pa.: "Send
me 7, 8 and 1) of Tjie National Tkiuune
LiitKAitv. 1 have tlie iirst six numbers. I
do not want to miss one of them."
Lewis F.'Lakc, Clerk, Circuit Court, Kock
ford, Jll.: "Ju?t received to-day tho double
numbers, 7 and S, of Tun NATIONAL Tkiij
i;nk LiitKAitv. I am so well pleased with
it thai I want tho previous nnmherd from 1
to G. Every old soldier and eveiy home in
thu land should havo a copy of the double
number, containing sketches and photos ol
our old commanders."
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Jn1. IJ. Junes, lOJlth N. Y., Young, Laurens
Co., S. C.
I received The National TniuuNn Li
BUAltY a few days ago, and am well pleased
with it. I cannot say too much for it. I
believe it ought to be read by every family
in the United States. GliOKQK W. Waiid,
Maj. Belle IJeynoIds, the only woman com
missioned during the war, lives now at Santa
Barbara, Cat., whero she Iins a good medical
practice. Sho "3 a great favorite among tbo
veterans on tho Pacific Coast, and is invited to
every 0110 of their gatherings. Sho was born
at Sholburno Falis, Mass., in 1513, and at tho
ago of 3-i wa3 taken by her parents to Jowa
Her maiden name was Arabolla Macomber.
Sho became a school teacher, and in 1860 was
married to Mr. Reynolds, who went to livo at
Peoria, III. Her husband was among tho first
to enlist iu the 37ih 111., and she went with
him to the front. Ho becamo Assistant Adjutant-General
on the stall of Gen. McCIernaud.
Gov. Yates commissioned her Major for her
spieudid services to tho wounded and siek at
Shiloli. Sho remained with tho army three
A story has been going tho rounds that Mrs.
E. Marvin, who recently died at Kirkville,
Mo., was a sister of tho late ex-President
Hayes, but was so offended at his going into
tho Union army that she cut otf all communi
cation with him. Everybody who knew Gen.
Hayes knew this was not so. Graco Gilbert
Winchester, of Highland J'ark, III., writes that
her nnclo, William A. Piatt, married Fanny
Hayes, tho only sister of the ex-President. Sho
died beforo the war.
Mrs. Mary Harlan, of Cox3vilIe, Tnd., mother
of ex-United States Senator Harlan, of Iowa,
and grandmother of Mrs. Robert T. Lincoln,
was 300 years old on March 20. At tho birth
day reception thero wore present a daughter
78 years old and a son 76.
EX'Senator Ingalls is seriously ill at his homo
at Atchison, with a scvero cold, but his family
dipt. Charles Do Eudio, 7th V. P. Cav., who
has been retired at his own requo3t, bus-had a
most exciting life. When a youth ho was a
member of thu Italian secret political society,
tho Carbonari, which was plotting for tho rc
tcaso of Italy from Austrian rnle It was de
cided to "remove" Emperor Napoleon III.,
who had formerly been a membor of tho so
ciety, because ho was influenced by tho Catho
lic priesthood and hi3 wife, and would nob
allow French intervention in Italy. Tho "re
moval" wa3 attempted with bombs thrown at
him when ho wa3 driving homo from tho opera
on tho night of Jan. 1-1, 1S53. The Emperor
and Empress escaped uninjured, but tho bomb3
I killed 14 of his escorts and tho bj'standers, and
wounded ."0 or 40 more. Among thoa arrested
for tho crimo were Couut Felice Orsini, Fieri,
and De Rudio. They wore cc -ldcmuod to doath
and the first two guillotined, but Do Eudio was
pardoned. He subsequently came to this coun
try, and Aug. 23, 1SG-1, enlisted in the 79th N.
Y whero he served a few weeks aud was coru
missicnod a Second Lieutenant in the colored
troops, in which he served until Jan. 5, 38GG,
when ho was mustered out aud commissioned
a Second Lieutouant in tho Regular Army. In
I860 ho was assigned to tho 7th U. S. Cav., and
was with Maj. Keuo's column at the Custer
Vctrn of the Country' Grnmlait Army
"Wlio Havo AnsworfMl tlio I.ntt Cixll.
Smack. At Konrny. N. J.. March 16, of
pneinni, Steph&n Smack, Co. C, loth N. J.,
aged &. Ho leaves Svo sons and a daughter.
Knoht.bs. At Ilillshoro, WKr Fib. 15. of
heart diseusc. Thorn Knowl3, Co. D. 10th
Wu., aged 77. DceA3sd was a member of
Honry Dm! Jot Vast. III.
Tkassuk. At Hnckettstown, N. J., March
11. Win. Traii-tiio. Co. C Sth N. J.
Mooftg. At bushnel). III., Fab. S, AlborNon
Moore, Co. P. 55th IU. Comrade Mooro enlisted
iii October, 1961. aud was save rely wounded at
Shiloli. He leave a widow and two children.
IlERTOLOsr. At AllNifiuorqMc. N. JI., Jan.
11, Felteiniio liertolone. Co. D, HKh Kan., aged
70, Comrade IVrtolottu was horn in Btwolnio,
Italy. Ho had fr IB years been a Ihirnl at Al
buquerque. Ha was Commandorof G. K. War
ren Post, 3.
! Craft. At Bnrlineton. Iowa, March 16,
Fred J. Craft, Co. C, 32ji 111. Decoossd wi an
honored member and Past Senior Vico Com
mander of MnlthitH l'ost, 5. llo leaves a
widow, two sons, and a dnnshUr.
llnuvK. At Choteecu Vt., March 17, of heart
disease. James Kolfe. Co. D. 12th Vs., aged 72.
Deceased wa a member of Georgo T. Htbuard
Command, V. V. V.
Dos r. At Pomona, Cal., Jan. 23. William
Bond. The comrade was an hotioied member
of Vicksburg Post, HI.
Thatciikk. At Chicago, 111., Fob. 7, Lew 13
C. Thatcher. Assistant Enginear on thestennif ra
! Mistletoe, Hyacinth, and Dread naught, of tho
Mississippi Kiver flot. and Scotid Asi-tant
Engineer or the monitor Manhattan. Comrade
Thatcher was for 15 yours Superintendent of
tho Southern White Load Works, Chicago.
Ci.kmk.nck. At Dowhng. Mich., Jan. 21). Na
thnnisl F. CletneHco, Co. J, 7lh Mich.. aed 5-1.
A widow, three sons, and threw daughters sur
Bukhlkr. At G-ivVtyshnrir. Pa.. March St. CL
II. Ruchler, Major, 87lh Pa., and Colonel, K'titu
Pa., asod 71. Col. lino tiler was Vlce-Presmleu6
of the Gotty3urg Battlefield Ctmmimiou.
Willie. At Dultnt. Tex.. March 22, Wood
bury W. Willie. Co. G, 70th III. Deceased was
a member of John A. Dix Post, and was buried
by Ins comrades. f
McGkath. At, Elmira. N. Y.. recently. Maj.
M. H. McGrath, 50th N. Y. Eug'ra. Maj. Mc-
Grath wa3 Weil known throughout the Army
of tho Potomac as one of tho brightest Engi
neers in the service. He went out from Elraira
in 1SC2 a3 a Lieutenant under Gen. E. O. Ileers.
The 50th Eny'rs was an organization which
won distinction by its meritorious services ren
dered during the strife. Mj. McGrath by I113
ability and integrity soon earned promotion to
tho Captaincy of a company, and subsequently
wa3 brevetted Major. Ho planned and built
the Poplar G rove Cnurcb 111 front of Petersburg.
He leaves a widow and two daughters.
MkeK. At Abilene, Kan., March 12, J. W
3Icek. Co. D, 7th Iowa Cav.. aged 70. Ho was
b-.iricd under tho ampices of Atbileue Post, of
which ho was a member.
Law. At Albilune. Kan.. Jan. 20. of heart
disease, William Law, Co. B. 11th W. Va. Da
conned was a member of Albiiene Po3t.
Flkmisc Ac Millershurcr, O.. March 4, by
falling from buggy, John Fleming. 5l3t Ohio.
He wn3 a membor of Post 250, and was boned
by the G.A.K.
Erl. At Austin, Minn., March II, Ethan
It. Earl, Co. K, -ith 31 inn., aged 50. Deceased
was a member of 31clntyre Post. Ho leaves.
Watts. At Whitesboro, N. Y.. March 1,
Levi Watts, Co. M. 2d N. Y. H. A., aed 72.
Deceased was severely wounded at Cold
Place. At Whito3boro, N. Y., 3rarch 21,
Justus Place, Co. K. U7th N. Y.. aged 61. De
ceased was a memher of Ross Post.
Humphrey. At Liberty. Ky., March 21,
Serg't William Humphrey, Co. A. 1st Ky Cav.,
aged 54. Comrade Humphrey was a gallant
soldier, aud on two or moro occasions led in
desperato charges. Ho was tbo first Com
mander of James Humphrey Poat. 81, Hum
phrey, Ky organized in 18&7. Tho Post was
named in memory of his brothor, Lieut. James
Humphrey, who fell in tho Macon raid.
Walker. At Templeton, Cal., recently,
James T. Walker, Co. H, 25tb III. . He leaves a
Hakrioer. At dullsville. Pa., March 23,
Andrew Harriger, Co. C,G2d Pa. The comrade
was a membor of Myors Po3t, 336.
BucKLRY. At Marshallville. O.. March 22.
Wm. N. Buckley, 18th Mich. Com rail o Buck
ley was a prisouorof war for eight months, and
belonged to tbo National Ex-Prisonors of War
Anderson'. At Lawton, Mich., March 13, of
disease contracted in the service, IJ. T. Ander
son, Co. C, 4th Mich Cav., aged 75. Ho leaves
a widow aud four children.
Kief. At Brownsville, Minn., Feb. 1-1, Jos.
Kief. Co. B, 2d Minn., aged 80. Ho was not a
Place. At Proctor, Pa., Feb. 20. of disease
contracted in tho service, William Place, Co,
D, 17Ist Pa., and Co. F, 161st Pa., aged 73. Com
rade Place was a charter mombor of Aileu G.
Doid Post, 525. He leaves a widow aud two
McFaklase. At Cripple Crcefc.Colo.. March
14, of pneumonia, John McFarlaue, Corporal,
Co. K, 11th Pa. Cav. Comrado McFarlaue on
listed during the early part of tho war, and
served tbreo years. He left Hailey, Idaho,
which place ho bad made bis homo, about 0110
month previous- to his death. His remains
wero taken to Hailey. and buried under tho
auspices of tho Masonic Lodge, G.A.R., and A.
O. U. W., of which organizations ho was an
honored member. A widow and tbreo grown
children survive him.
Ksickknrocker. At Sheffield, Mass., Dec.
26.1J5J5, Milo 11. Knickenbocker, Co. E, 23th
Conn., aged 53. Ho was a member of Post 210.
Haudie: At Albion, N. Y.. March 26, Capt.
David Hardie, 2Sth N. Y. Comrade Hardio
was born iu Fdiuburg, Scotland, Sept. 171821,
and came to America in May. 18-1 1. In 1855
ho becamo a resident of Albion, and engaged
in tho business of book-binding. la 1856 ho
started a. newsroom iu connection with the
bindery, and until his death carried on the
business, except during the years 1861-'62,
when he was iu the army. During those two
years his wife had charge of his business. He
had been Supervisor of his town for many years,
and was a member of Renovation Lodgo, 07,
F. A. M.; Albion Lodge, 08, I. O. O. F and a
charter member of Hiram Curtis Post, 114. He
was buried with military honors.
Daluymplf. At Barrington, Mass., March
5, John S. Dairy m pie, Sth Mnss., aged 52. At
tho expiration of his original torm Comrade
Dalrymple re-enlisted, and did garrison duty
at Fort McIIenry. He was a Past Commander
of Anderson Post, 196. A widow aud two chil
dren survive him.
Shaw. At Snrcoxfe, Mo., Feb. 35, Bartlett
Shaw. 1st Msis3. Cav., aged 60. Ho leaves a
widow ami throe children.
Scott. At Plainfleld, III., Feb. 20, James B.
Scott. Co. D, 100th III., aed SO.
Williams. At St. Kitts, W. I., March 9,
Alfred M. Williams, 4th Mass., aged 58. Ho
was u charter member and Past Commander
of Bartlett Post, 3. Taunton, Mass,
Brown. At Sub Bosa, Ark., Sept. 4, 1895,
James M. Brown, Co. A, 10th Temi., aged 52.
Deceased was a member of Green Post, 21.
Patrick. At Sub Eosa, Ark.. Dec. 23. 1S95,
Andrew Patrick, Co. A, 17od Ohio. Ho was a
member of Post 21.
Wilkes. At Trenton, N. J.. March 3, Petor
Wilkes, Co. B, 6th N. J., and First Lieutenant,
Co. C, 37th N. J., aged 52. Tho funeral services
wore uudcr the auspices of Aaron Wilkes Post,
Mackey. At Fort Scott, Kan., March 7,
Wni. J. Mackey, Co. F, 4th Iowa, aged 52.
Bkrwin. At New Orleaus, La., Marcli 27,
Jame3 Berwin, Sergeant, Co. A, 7th Vt., aged
55. Comradu Borwin wa3 from Burlington,
Vt., aud served four years.
Buttrick. At Concord. Mass., Dec. IS, 1S95,
Capt. George Bmtrick, Sth Mass., 47th Mass.,
and 75th U. S. C. T.
Emkry. At Boston, Mass., Feb. 35, Cyrus
C. Emory, Corporal, Co. F, Sth U. S. Cav., and
Lieutenant, Captain, and Major, Sth Mass. Cav.,
aged 55. Maj. Emory was for some timo aftor
the war a Captain of tho National Laucors of
I)o:itht in Tost 48, Xew Jersey.
Comrado Wni. Antes sends the following list
of deaths in Post IS, Fiemington. N. J.: 11. G.
Yoorhees, Co. F, 9th N. J.; Curnelins Emmons,
Co. D, 31st N. J.; Asher Mattisou, Co. D, 31st
N. J.; Win. W. Case, jr.. Co. II, I3bth Pa.; John
M. Lowe. Co. F, 9th N. J.; Lewis Davison, Co.
F, 30th N. J.; Cornelius A. Ham, Co. F, 30th
N.J.; Georgo P. lies, Surgeon. Sod III.; Michael
Wright, Co. H, 0th N. J.: F. Youre, Co. D.llth
N. Y.; Thomas McConncl. Co. D. 31st N. J.;
Charles Devcuger, Co.G. 132d N. Y.; Nelson D.
Morris, Co. G, 30th N. J.; John C. Coon, Firsfc
Lieutenant, Co. D, 31st N. J.; Georgo W. Dilts,
Co. A, 5tb N. J.; Levi West, Co. G, 15th N.J.