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THE EATTOML TllIBUtfE: WASmSQWS. B. CL THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 1896.
it -wall and hospital tcnis. These tents are
iL provided with floors of wood and small
coal stoves to make them comfortable in
"Winter. Four men 'usually occupy one
(oiJ (Jjos. it v, and L occupy brick bar-
n,i Ms ljmit :l ew yars a" fcJr are
b ' Targe two-story buildings, with an attic,
and, like all the other barracks, are
heated by steam. On each floor are
l , bath-rooms and wash-rooms, furnished
' i v vith hot and cold wator. The barracks
of Cos. L, M, and N are equipped with
incandescent lights; all the other bar
racks are lighted by gas, which is made
' -on the grounds.
A man, on entering the Home, is pro
vided with a blue flannel blouse, a pair
.. ,.of light-blue trousers, a fatigue cap, a
. f felt hat, two sets of underwear, two pairs
of woolen socks, a pair of suspenders, a
' air of white gloves, and a pair of shoe?.
In Ins quarters he has an iron bed-
stead, with woven-wiie mattress, a hair
mattress, three woolen blankets, two
sheets, one pillow and cover, one bed-
spread, one chair, and a locker. He is
required to take care of and keep clean
his bod and the space surrounding bed
nd locker. After he has been here
three months he receives his second issue
of clothing, consisting of a dress-coat,
vest, trousers, shoes, woolen shirt, pair of
drawers, and two pairs of woolen sucks.
The underclothing must last him one
3Toar, and the other garments two years.
Men who are able, and choose to do so,
can wear citizen's clothing at any time,
except when inspections are held, or any
official duty is required. At meal
time men must wear the regulation
blouse or coat
"While this place is intended to be a
home for all members, where the7 can
VBEMEVED FROM ARDUOUS DUTIES,
and from care and anxiety as to the
future, it is very necessary with such a
gathering that there be strict rules.
Army Regulations in a modified form
are prescribed by the Governor. Rev
eille is sounded by the bugler at 5:30 ;
breakfast call, 6:30; Surgeons' call,
8:30 dinner call, 12 ; supper call, 5:30 ;
tattoo, 9, and taps, 9:30. During the
Summer meals and reveille are half an
To keep order in camp and prevent
men leaving the grounds without per
mission, the Governor has established
a police guard, consisting of a Lieuten
ant, Sergeant, two Corporals, and 28
privates. 1 he present guard-house is a
small lvo-Ftory frame building, with
sleeping quarters for the guards upstairs
and an, office and look-up down stairs.
Ground has just beeu broken for a new
guard-house, for which Congress last
"Winter appropriated $4,000. This will
soon be ready for occupancy.
Any member coming into cam) in
toxicated, creating any disturbance, or
violating any of the Home rules, is ar-rested-by
the guard and locked up until
the next day, when the Governor sits as
a police magistrate and settles all cases
Men who deserve punishment arc made j
to do police duty, cleaning up the
grounds, sweeping the walks, loading
and unloading stores, etc. Some are
denied the privilege of passes and placed
on "the limits" from 30 days to six
months, according to the severity of
their offense, which is tempered by pie
vious goed behavior.
The Home grounds are surrounded
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on turoe sides by water, forming a penin- brick building which contains 14 large
8ula, easily guarded. There are three boilers and fine slationarv and pumjiine
mam entrances one by land, guarded engines. The smokestack is built of
both sides by a fence, and two over brick, and is 155 feet in hight
bridges, one leading to Hampton and To help pass awav the time men have
the oilier to Fhoebus, or, as it is com-
nionly called here, Mill Creek. There
is a guard-house or sentry-box at each
entrance, and bore a guard is stationed
day and night. No member of the
Home is allowed to go out or come in
without a pass signed by the Governor.
Daily passes, good from" 9 a. m. to 0 p.
m., arc iwued on application to the Cap
tain of tkcooiupany. After a man has
been here six mouths with a clean record
be is allowed a weekly pass, and after
one year lie is granted what is termed
A "11ED OAllD,"
which passes him daily from reveille
until 9 ). in. All these paae? arc sub
ject to good behavior, and when once
revoked for cause are not reissued for
six months. Furloughs for 30 days or
longer time arc granted at any time for
Usually after pension-day each quar
ter, from 200 to 500 men avail them-
ways, m mis privilege, and cither go to
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llieir old homes for a visit, or ofr for a
good time. At the last quarterly pay
ment of pensions there were 3,250
names on tho roll; of these, 2,412 were j
Children Cry for
paid here, and a total of 676,142.16
paid out. The absent pensioners were
paid by checks aggregating $26,000.
Besides the amounts paid men on ac
count of pensions, the service pay-roll
for men at work here aggregates about
$7,o00 a month, and nine-tenths of all
these men are members of the Home.
This roll includes clerks in the differ
ent offices, nurses and attendants at the
hospital, helpers in the Quartermaster
and Commissary departments, and in the
laundry, bakery, dining-room, kitchen,
shoe-shop, carpenter-shoj), paint-shop,
and the police guard.
The members of the Band and helpers
at the store, hotel, theater, and cauteen
are paid out of the post fund, on a
separate roll, which aggregates about
$2,500 a month. "When non-pensioners
are physically able and competent, they
are given the preference in work around
the Home, so as to give them a chance
f to make spending-money for the little
necessaries they need,
j A stranger visiting this Home would
have his attention drawn to the large
', hospital 'building, which is the first to
loom up before him as he enters. This is
a thrce-story-and-basement brick build-
I in?, with wide covered verandas on each
floor, running the full length of the
building both sides, lierenre provided
settees and chairs, where patients that
are able can have a good lounging-place
with plenty of fresh air and a fine view
of the harbor.
The hospital has capacity for 600 pa
tients. One Surgeon and four Assistant
Surgeons form the medical staff) assisted
by an efheieut corps of nurses, ward
masters, druggists, j.nd other attendants.
Off to the southeast of the hospital,
nearly on the water-front, stands the
pavilion, a large, two-story frame build
ing, semi-octagon style of architecture,
with a roofed porch extending all the
way round. This building is used by
the Grand Army Posts and other socie
ties for their meetings, festivals, fairs,
etc., and during the Summer season
large numbers of excursionists and pic
nic parties come here, as they are al
lowed the free use of this building, and
grounds In which to make merry.
Kearl' in the center of the grounds,
facing on the main plaza, is located the
and kitchen, a large one-story brick
building convenient to all the barracks.
The kitchen is provided with the latest
and best machinery for cooking1 b v steam.
Visitors who daily visit this kitchen
pronounce it a model for convenience,
cleanliness, and attractiveness.
The dining-room, which adjoins the
kitchen, contains 22 tables, seating 54
men each, so that 1,188 can eat atone
time. The cooks, waiters, and all help
in both dining-room and kitchen are
taken from the members of the Home ;
all arc paid for these services except the
waiters, who are detailed from all the
The bakery is a one-story brick build
ing, only a sliort distance from the
kitchen, and hcie an average of 60 bar-
rels of flour a week is turned into bread1
and biscuit. All the bakers are mem
bers of the Home. The laundry is a
large two-story brick building lilted up
with all the latest improved machinery.
The engine-room and boiler-house, where
the necessary power is supplied for all
the machinery at the Home, and also
the steam and heat needed, is a lartj
free access to the librarv and romm.
room, where daily papers from all prin
cipal Eastern cities arc kept on file, and
a ell-selected assortment of over 10,000
books can be drawn upon for reading
there, or can be taken to quarters and
retained for one week. There is a billiard-room
with four tables, and a smoking-room
with tables for card plavin"-,
checkers, dominoes or chess.
On the ground floor of the main build
ing is a large barber-shop. There is
also a news room on the grounds, where
New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and
Washington daily papers are sold. The
"L'liited Stales Government has a post
office here, with business enough to keep
two clerks busy, besides the Postmaster;
and telegraph and express offices are at
During the Winter season the Home
Theater furnishes a source of amusement
and nlensnm for iho mnn -io enmn ? i
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best traveling talent is seen and heard
here. The building is known as the
Ward Memorial Hall, and was erected
with funds given by Horatio Ward, a
Virginian, who died in London, Enjr-
land, and left his estate, amounting to
nearly $100,000, to the National Homes
for disabled volunteer soldiers. The"
share this Home received built this
theater. It has a seating capacity of
about 1,G00 ; contains two galleries, and
is fitted with stage, scenery, etc
One of the best patronized places
on the grounds is what is known as the
Canteen. Pension day and all paydays
this institution does a rushing business,
and as long as there is any money left
in camp, it gets its share of trade.
Another source of revenue for the Home,
as well as a great convenience for the
men, is the Home store, where they keep
a good general assortment of clothing,
furnishing goods, hats and caps, boots
and shoes, stationery, tobacco, and notions
of all kinds. The Treasurer has the
management of this branch of business,
and his clerks arc all old soldiers. The
profits from the hotel, canteen, and store
go to what is called the post fund, which
pays for theatrical performances, ex
penses of the band, and for part of the
help employed. One of the cosiest
structures on the grounds is the build
ing erected for the use of the Xeeley
Club, an institution which flourished
here for a time, but soon outlived its
usefulness. When Gen. Pranklin was
here recently he ordered it turned over
to the Hospital Department, ajid in
future it will be for general use. When
this house was fitst built it was very
current talk that someone had made a
great mistake in putting money into a
building to establish a Iveeley Cure, when
at the other end of camp was a beer hall,
where men were privileged and encour
aged to imbibe all the beer they wanted,
and thereby get into condition to join the
Keeley Club. The two extremes did
meet and one had to go. No wonder
this Home would not support a Iveeley
There is a very nice chapel situated
on the plaza directly opposite to the
dining-hall. Here Catholic services are
held every Sunday morning at 7:30,
and also on holy and fast days during
the week. At 2:30 Sunday afternoons
there is a Protestant Bible school, and
at 7:30 Sunday evenings Protestant
services, with preaching by the Home
Chaplain. These services, both Catho
lic and Protestant, are usually well at
tended. The general deportment and disci
pline of the men, considering their ages
and condition of life to which they were
brought, in a majority of cases, before
coining here, is surprisingly good. Gov.
Woodfin, after 22 years' service here,
knows his men pretty well, and how to
best handle them with the least trouble.
To give some idea of the amount of
subsistence stores required to provide
these men with their daily food, the fol
lowing table shows the amount consumed
each month of some of the leading nec
essaries of life, and is only a part of the
gross amount used :
Fresh beef, 45,500 pounds; fresh
mutton, 9,500 pounds; cured shoul
ders, 14,000 pounds; corned-beef, G,500
pounds; fresh sausage, 4,000 pounds;
breakfast bacon, 2,000 pounds; mack-
eral, 7,000 pounds; codfish, 3,000
pounds; white sugar, 5,500 pounds;
brown sugar, 9,000 pounds ; coffee,
8,000 pounds; tea, 900 pounds; navy
beans, 2,000 pounds; rice, 2,000
pounds; pigs' feet, 4,000 pounds; pigs'
tongues, 3,000 pounds; cheese, 2,500
pounds; eggs, 2,000 dozen; butter,
9,000 pounds; milk, 4,000 gallons;
flour, 250 barrels; oysters, 850 gallons.
The estimates for the support and
maintenance of all National Homes for
the3ear ending June 30, 1896, as rec
ommended to Congress by the Board of
Managers, aggregated -$3,491,707.96,
and is apportioned as follows :
Central Branch, Dayton, O., $615,
19S; Southern Branch, Hampton. Va.,
8425,745.93 ; Western Branch, Leav
enworth, Kan., $379,312.50; North
western Branch, Milwaukee, Wis., $297,
873.75 , Eastern Branch, Augusta, Me.,
$265,635.76 ; Marion Branch, Marion,
Ind., $257,1 73.80 ; Pacific Branch, Santa
Monica, Cal., $245,021.52. The grand
total above includes $240,000 for cloth
ing, $40,740 for salaries of officers, etc,
and $725,000 for aid to the different
DruukcnnuhH is n Disease.
Will hcml frco Boole of I'artictilnrs, How to
Curo " Drunkenness or llio Liquor Hnblt " with or
without tlio knouleilcc of tlic patient. Afldrcss
Dr. J. W. Haiucf, 17 Itncu St., Cinciniinli, Ohio.
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Trial Trip Places llor In tho Front Rank or
tho World's NuvIch.
In ber official trinl trip, Saturday, tho now
battleship Massachusetts covered tho G2 knots
oT tho official Government courso in ihroo
hour, 50 minutes, nnd 23 seconds; making
tho magnificent avcrago Bjiced for tho four
hours of ia.01 miles (or 16.15 knots); a speed
which places her in tho very front of sliip3 of
her class of nil tho navies of tho world.
Tlio averago speed of tho Massachusetts wns
over half a knot greater than that of her sister
bliip, the Indiana, which mado 15.01 knots on
her official tiial trip. Tho contract of tho
Cramps with the Government called for a bonus
of $25,000 for every quarter-knot mado hv tho
ship nbovo 15, and by her great performance
le.day tho battleship earned for her builders
a premium of $100,000.
Tho weather conditions during tho trial trip
were perfect. The courso was from Capo Anu
to Boon Island, oft' tho Mainu coast. Tlio dis
tance is 31 knots, and was marked ofl" in equal
periods by six can buoy3. At each buoy was
stationed a Government vessel, in tho follow
ing order: Revenue cuttei Dallas, ram Katuh
din, New York Navy-ysrd twg Nina, tho Hus
ton Navy-yard tux Iwaina, tho revenue cutter
Woodbury, and the lighthouse tender Fern.
The ship passed the first buoy at D.51.48. The
other stake boats were passed in tho following
order: No. 2, 10:16.33; No. 3, 10:3!).0i)J; No. 1,
11:02.11; No. 5. llr.MU3; No. (J, 11:47.45. Tho
avcrago speed in knola between tho various
buoys was 13.J, 1G.4, 10.1, 15.4, 17.3; which
made tho averago for tho up run lO'.i knots.
The lido vias running with the ship, but what
little advantage sho may havo gained from this
was counterbalanced by the wind, which was
dead ahead. Ou the run from Capo Ann to
Hoou Island, tho Indiana averaged but 15.21
knots, and iter maximum speed was 15.51. Tho
Massachusetts passed the Fein on tho return
to Capo Ann at 12:03.14. On tho run back she
averaged 10.20 knots, which brought her aver
agespeed for tho four hours to the wonderful
burst of 10.15. Tho finish lino was crossed at
Twenty-four Government, including tho
United States, Japau, China, t'cisiaj and
nearly .VI the Europcai countries have
given official uotice that they will exhibit in
1'aris in 1000.
SONS ;0F VETERANS,
National Orders Division News and
Election of Officers.
Gcorpo Gibson- Camp, J. L. Fcnton. Captain,
litis been inustorvii at Vintuu. Tliirtyfivo
members stat'cil tliu application for a charter,
and it is esprptcd that more will join ns soon
as tlio Camp Ijuds u regular luoctinu-plncu.
A noll-altcmlctl concert was hold at Mil ford
3rcinnri.il Hall, Mil ford, the other evening for
tho benefit, of George Draper Camp.
Commander Patterson announces that Hie
Division Encampment will bo held at Wells.
Juno 10 and 17, and has appointed Past Col. E.
II. Miibam, of St. I'aul ; Division Adjutant and
Quartermaster George If. Slieire, of Evausvillc,
ami Past Capt. M. V. Coon, of Well", a Com
mittee on Transportation.
Morton Camp. 100, Morton, Capt. IZubort
Ilcutoii commanding, was mustered March i
by tho Division Commander.
Garfield Camp, 39, Little Falls, Capt. Craw
ford Sheldon command mi, was mtislmcd March
23 by Past Capt. D. 11. Wolfe, of S.iuk Center,
with 21 charter member'.
Col. Gcorjo Camn. 100, Rochester. Cant.
Frank Brooks couiititiiiiliuv. was mustered
March CJ1 by Capt. E. M. It u Hedge, of High
Forest, with 18 charter members.
Division Commander James B. Adams, in
last General Order?, says: " U tho olliecra and
brothers of Camps will civo proper considera
tion to tho measures devised for their benefit
tho prowth and prosperity of our Division will
bo maikcd. Your nflleers aro aim in j; for a
higher standing for Now Jersey Division; but
you must remember (hat your co-operation is
necessary to insure success. .loin the Death
Boiiefit Association; organizo a Ludics' Aid
Society; uso some applications for member
ship, and attend rcnularly tho meetings of
your Camp; then will your Camps bo success
ful, the Divisiou strengthened, and our Order
Tho ninth annual Reunion of tho Second
Now Jersey Brigades bold April 9, was, in tho
opiuion of tho veterans, tho best ever hold by
tho brigade. Tho arrangements woro in tho
bands of a committee ol 50 membersof Hugh C.
Irish Camp, 8, nnd wont through without a
hitch. Gens. Daniol D. Sickles, Jnme3 F.
Rusling, Frank Price, nud Josoph Dickinson,
and -100 veterans woro present. Camp 8's gun
detachment fired a saluto when Gen. Sickles
arrived. A dinner was served to tho brigade
in Apollo Hall. Sons of Veterans woro very
much in ovidonco. Past Col. Geo. W. Poll itt
was tonstmastor. Jlon. Munsoii Force gave tho
address of welcome, in place of Mayor Urown,
who could not come, and two other Son", Kovs.
T. P. Whalcti and J. W. Urougher, niailu elo
quent speeches. Itt tho evening a reception was
tendered by tho Camp to thobripado and Po3ts
23, 35, nml 53, G.A.U. At tho dinner Ladies'
Aid bociety 3, assisted by Relief Corps G and.
tho Ladies Auxiliary of Post5,1, had full charge
of tho tables. As a testimonial the brigade so
ciety will present 30 stand of breech-loading
Springfiold rifles "Hud equipments to Camp 8
for its work ifi enrfng for the brigade.
Post 23. G.A.K., will put "Tho Scout of tho
Shenandoah ' upon tho boards at tho Opera
House May 7, .9, and the marching and fight
ing incidental to tho play will bo dono by
Camp 8. Infantry, drills havo been on tho go
forsevoral wcpks.flast at tho Camp-room, Ser
geant of Guard Vm. Ridgway boing the drill
mastor. Sorao 40 members of the Camp will
tako part in tho play.
Tho Camp wil 'be out with full ranks upon
Momorlal Day, parading both the infantry
squad and tho gun detachment, tho Camp 8
Fifo and Drnm Corps furnishing tho music.
Our L.A.S. will, aijusunl, look after tho lloral
tributes for uso atrtho several cemeteries, and
thus we will prove ourselves to bo of uso to tho
Grand Army of thq Republic.
Kcalir.inu that Va littlo nonsense mw nnd
then is relished by tho wisest men," many
members of C.imp 6 aro enrolled iu tho Water
melon Club, w'lioso'pormauciit quarters at 123
Market ftreet arc comfortably furnished, and
visitine Sons will always bo maJo welcome.
The Club Is awaiting the opening of tho melon
season with considerable interest. In tho
meantime the weekly Saturday evening sup
pers aro popular because of tho toolhsomo
apple-dumplings that aro served. Hrother
Thos. Scott is President. Brother William II.
Magill, Socrctary, and Hrother August liitter,
jr., is Treasurer.
Gon. .Too Hooker Camp. 45, was mustered at
Mount Holly March 27, with 22 charter mem
bers, by Senior Vico Compandor Tietze.
William H. Koivley Camp, 15, was mustered
at Port Norn's March 27, with 1( charter mem
bers, by Divisiou Inspector Green.
Gettysburg Camp, 112, is making elaborate
preparations for the cumiug Division Encamp
ment, which will convene Juno 3, at Gettys
burg. Tho Coinmitlco on Arrangements, of
which Dr. Honry Stewart, Captain of Camp
112, 16 Chairman, is leaving nothing undone
to mako tho occasion a pleasant ouo aud a
genuine Reunion for all who attend.
Thero seems to bo a revival of interest in tho
Sons of Veterans in tho South Dakota Division.
Iu last General Orders Commander Green an
nounces that now Camps have been mustered
aa follows: Gen. Winiield Scott, 17. Columbia,
S. J. Kumery, Ciptain ; Arlington, 13, Arling
ton, liobert W. Heed, Captain ; J. L. Hump
icry, IB, Highuiore, J. II. I'ilkington, Captain;
Georgo IJ. Thomas, 1, Uedfiold, W. A. Morris,
Captain. Applications havo been approved
for new Camps at Plankington, Hillsboro,
aud Load. Other applications aro expected
iu a short time. Several susponded Camps
havo becu reinstated; among them arc Col.
I'lummcr, 15, St. Lawrence; Gon. Kearney,
11, Hritton, and Union. 8, Iroquois.
Tho Sovcnth Division Encampment will bo
held at Watertown Juno 3, !, and 5. Tlio
Grand Army and Relief Corps will hold their
annual Encampment in Watertown on tho
A DHHcnlt Problem.
Harper's Hound Table.
""Why, Pat, what's the trouble now?"
"Faith, whin oirao asked to paint a life
sized niau on this sign-board, and it not big
enough to paint a half a man on, what on
earth can I do?"
"Why, paint the half of a man, of course."
"Sure it's aisy enough to do that; bnt
what troubles me is what shall I leave off."
' Leave off? What do you mean V "
"Faith, I don't know whether to let his
legs haug off or put hia head above the sign."
The Jctvish Tribune urges the formation
of a regiment of the New York National
Guard, to bo composed wholly of Jews.
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Tired Feeling is a sure indication (hat your
blood is impure aud unable to supply
strength and vitality. Uence you are
Havo no appetite, are nervous and cannot
plcep well. Purify your blood by taking
Ilood's Sarsapatilla, and you will bo
As though you had literally been given
new life. It will purify your blood and
completely cure that tired feeling.
S the One True IJItxHM'nriuVr. Alt drii!:ait3. SI.
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with him departed all cause of confusion
and disorder in the country. From that
time forth no one could dispute the au
thority of Col. Mason :vs in command of
.U the United States forces on shore,
while the senior naval officer had a like
control alloat. This was Commodore
James Biddlc, who had reached the sta
tion from China in the Columbus, and
he in turn was succeeded !v Commodore
T. Ap Catesby Jones in the liue-of-battle-ship
Ohio. At that time Monterey wns
our Headquarters, and the naval com
mander for a time remained there, but
subsequently San Francisco Bay became
the chief naval rendezvous.
col. i. if. masok,
1st Dragoons, was an officer of great
experience, of stern character, deemed
by some harsh and severe, but in all my
intercourse with him he was kind and
acrreeable. He had a lare fund of good
sense, and during our long period of serv
ice together I enjoyed his unlimited con
fidence. He had been in his day a splen
did shot and hunter, and often enter
tained me with characteristic anecdotes
of Taylor, Twiggs, "Worth, Harney, Msir
tin, Scott, clc, who were then in Mexico,
gaining a National fame. California
had settled down to a condition of ab
solute repose, and we naturally repined
at our fate iu heing so remote from the
war in Mexico, where our comrades were
reaping large honor?. Mason dwelt in a
house not far from the Custom-house, with
Capt. Laninan, United States Navy; I
had a small adobe house back of Larkin's.
Ualieclc and Dr. Murray had a small log
house not far ofir The company of artil
lery was still on the hill, under the com
mand of Lieut.Ord, engaged in building a
fort whereon to mount theguna wq, had
brought out in the Lexington, and also in
constructing quarters out of hewn pine
Iog3 for the men. Lieut. Minor, a
very clever young officer, had taken
violently sickajid died about the time I
got back from Los Angeles, leaving
Lieuts. Ord and Looser alone with
the company, with Ass't Surg. Robert
Murray. Capt. William G. Marcy was
the Quartermaster and Commissary.
jSTaglee's, company of Stevenson's regi
ment had been mounted and was sent
out against the Indians in the San Joa
quin Valley, and Shannon's company
occupied the barracks.
"CIVIL" VKItSUS MILITARY.
Shortly after Gen. Kearney had gone
East, we found an order of his on record,
removing one Mr. Nash, the Alcalde of
Sonoma, and appointing to his place ex
Gov. L. "W. Boggs. A letter came to
Col. and Gov. Mason from Boggs,
whom he had personally known" in
Missouri, complaining that, though he
had been appointed Alcalde, the then in
cumbent (Nash) utterly denied Kear
ney's right to remove him, because he
had been elected by the people under
the proclamation of Commodore Sloat,
aud refused to surrender his office or
to account for hia acts as Alcalde.
Such a proclamation had been made
by Commodore Sloat shortly after the
first occupation of California, announc
ing that the people were free and en
lightened American citizens, entitled
to all the rights and privileges as
such, and among them the right to elect
their own officers, etc. The people of
Sonoma town aud valley, some 40 or 50
imigrants from the United States, and
very few native Galifornians, had elected
Mr. Nash, and, as stated, he refused to
recognize the right of a mere military
commander to eject him and to appoint
auother in his place. Neither Gen.
Kearney nor Mason had much respect
for this kind of " buncombe," but as
sumed the true doctrine that California
was yet a Mexican province, held by
right of conquest ; that the military com
mander was held responsible to the coun
try, aud that the province should be
held hi statu quo until a treaty of peace.
Tiiis letter of Bogg3 was therefore re
ferred to Cant. Bracket?, whose com
pany was stationed at Sonoma, with
orders to notify Nash that Boggs
was the rightful Alcalde; that he
must quietly surrender his office, with
the books and records thereof, and that
he must account for any moueys received
from the sale of town lots, etc.; and iu
the event of refusal he (Capt. Brackett)
must compel him by the use of force.
In due time we got Brackett's answer,
saying that the little community of So
noma was in a dangerous state of effer
vescence caused by his orders; that
Nash was backed by most of the Amer
icans there who had come across from
Missouri with American ideas ; that as
he (Brackett) was a volunteer officer,
likely to be soon discharged, and as he
designed to settle there, he asked in con
sequence to be excused from the execu
tion of this (to him) unpleasant duty.
Such a request, coming to an old soldier
like Col. Mason, aroused his wrath, and
he would have proceeded rough-shod
against Brackett, who, by the way, was
a West Point graduate, and ought to
have known better; but I suaErested to
the Colonel that, the case being a test
one, he had belter send me up to Sonoma,
and I would settle it quick enough- He
then gave me an order to go to Sonoma
to cany out the instructions already
given to Brackett.
(To be continued.)
Tho I.tixryer Jtefnlner.
A criminal lawyer in Cbicago, -who 13
noted for his fuciitty in acquitting :iuy pris
oner in whose ilefeuse he may bu otunluyuil,
without much regard to the character ol the
evidence, is in great demand, vmrticularly
nmoug those who fuel that their cases may
he precarious. He received a letter ihe
other day from a prisoner in the County
jaif. It related that the writer had been
arrested for liorse-stealinjr, aud was indicted
at the last session of the ijramL jurv. It
declared that tho writer had littlo houa off
acquittal unless good talent could be. enlist
ed in his behalf, and he begged the lawyer
addiessed to take the cae. Then cauic the
pathetic part of the letter. t
r lnvp no n'lnnov" tlio wriiftr ,;,i "tn
j. uao mi iiiuuky, int. writer sain, lo
pay lor legal berviccs, and very little prop-
erty. But the horse i.-i u irjmrt iainilydriviuu
hoRie; ttctii do a mile tit fi.WO, :md h gentle
enough lor any lady to use. I'll juve you
tlio liorse u 3111111 t.ake up Hie case.
The lawyei ia atill undecided.
Work Being Done Everywhere in lis
rosTS u.vAxraousi.Y i.vrxmtLVO. .
Since our last issne we hnvo received re
ports from the following Foste of their
unanimous indorsement of Tiik National
Tribute's Service Tension Bill:
A. L. Mason I'oit. 169. Department of Xe-
hrasku, Crab Orchard; Alexander Spece,
Commander; C. VV. liobert. Adjutant; C.
W. Koberts, JX Tulbotr. anil L. P. Maitv
Can by Post. 17. Department of New York;
Glovenville; K.L. JJeach, Commander; Wil
liam M. Harris, Adjutant.
Gforge D. Stammers Post, 13, Department
of West Virginia, Iiorkeley Spring-?; H. AV
D slier, Commander; J. D. Arnold, Adju
tant. McDowell Po3t,39I, Dopariment of Iowa.
Karly; J. T,. Dnuhani, Commander; Wash
ington Hay, Adjutant.
Enaign Po3t,."fiS, Departmentof New York,
Crapseyville; Levi U. Pile, Commander;
James Scliollcrnfr, Adjutant.
Gen. James P. Iifckett3 Post, 57. Depart
ment of Pennsylvania, Dillabury; Geo. L.
Hamilton Post, 20, Department of New
York, Pouyhkecpaiej.C. T. Johnson, Adju
tant. John H. Allen Post, 32C, Department of
Nebraska, Dodjxe; Edward Pearaon, Com
mander; J. N.PhtJsou, Adjutant.
Maj. C. A. Anyell Post, 20. Department of
New Jersey, Lainbertville; D. L. Williams,
Commander; Harry S. Kroeseu, Adjutant.
Eriek Papo Post, 131, Department of Mis
souri, Alma; Jf. Gaines, Commander; J. E.
Meade Post, 2, Department of Orejjon,
Oregon City; C. A. Williams, Commander.
Frank P. Blair Post, 5-1. Department of
Kansas, Galena ; Andrew Lowderback, Ad
jutanr. Valley Po3ft 15C, Department of Ne
braska, Nordeu; H. J. Huntinijton, Ad
S. S. OIney Post, 253, Department of New
York, Gansevoort; G. It. Ellison, Com
mander; D. Steeubnrgh, Adjutant.
J. Iioby Post, Department of Iowa,
Truro; EUjah Hiatt, Adjutant.
NorcrodS Post, 221, Department of Mis
souri, Novelty; P. M. Griggs, Commander;
C. W. Cochran, Adjutant.
Apnstlo of Purify.
Crnmmer That's the poet La-therbrusb.
He ia a great advocate of purity.
Gill eland Indeed! I don't remember see
ing any of his work.
Crummer Yon cerlalnly must. He w rites
different sdvorbisemants ef
&iAs trou SSEH?
The variety of Colum
bia Bicycle advertising
is great. AH the good
points of Columbias,
all the delight of riding
them, cannot be tolly
described in any one
advertisement, nor in
We wish to fenowhow
can reach any one person, and so offer a
BICYCLE as a I
to whoever shall send us the greatest
number of different Columbia Bicycle
advertisements clipped from newspapers
or magazines issued since Jan. ir 1896.
Many advertisements differ only la a word
or two; others in the style of type; distinct
variations only, however, will be connted.
Each advertisement, must have plainly
attached to it the name and date pt the news
paper or magazine from which it is dipped.
Separate entries cannot he combined.
Entries must be received by us at Hartford
on or before Tuesday. June SO, 1896. In case
of a U'c, the award will be made according to
priority of receipt and entry. Address
Department of Statistics,
POPE MFC. CO., Hartford, Gens
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Though Hard to Believe.
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