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THE NATIONAL TMBUSEr WASHBSON,1 Bi C THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 1896.
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THE VERMONT BRIGADE IN THE
WILDERNESS. By Brevet Maj.-Gcn.
L. A. Grant, commander oj the "brigade,
and late Assistant Secretary of War.
THE BATTLE OF FAIR OAKS, OR
SEVEN BJNES. By Maj.-Gcn II. M.
Plaislcd, formerly Lieutenant-Colonel of the
Tiih Me., and afterward Major-Gcncral of
FIRING ON FORT SUMTER, A thrilling
htory of a young Ohio mechanic who was
in Cliarlctton at the time, and was compelled
to join the rebels, but who afterwards escaped
and served three years in a Union regiment.
THE J) A TTLE OF POISON SPRING. By
Wiley BtiUon, late of the War Department,
and author of " TJie Civil War on the Bor
IN AND OUT OF CHARLESTON. By
if, 0. B., a young Connecticut man, who
wasceyht in Charleston at lheopcning o
SALISBURY PRISON. An account of the
famous outbreak. By Henry Maim, 5'Mh
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TIIK SBW TENSION BILTm
Ever since the opening of "Congress
the House Committee on Invalid Pen
sionsCol. J. A. Piclder, of South Da
kola, Chairman has been industriously
at work upon a bill which would cure
the evils in the administration of the
pension sj-stein, as to which there has
been such loud complaint all over the
country. This was a work of extraordi
nary difficulty, for not only were there
to be found wnya and means of com
pelling the Executive authority to do
that which it is strongly disinclined to
do, but the divergent views of somo 250
ConcTCSsmcn as to the best wa's to do
this had to be reconciled. Each of these
came to Congress filled with anger at the
course of the Pension Bureau, and
equally full of ideas as to the best man
ner of correcting the wrongs and injust
ices. The results of the labors of the com
mittee came before the House last week
in a voluminous bill, the main features
of which have already been given in our
columns. Col. Pickler opened the dis
cussion and supported the bill in an ex
ceedingly able speech, in which he took
up the sections, one by one, and ex
plained in detail the reasons for each,
and save incontrovertible considerations
legal, patriotic and equitable why
they should be incorporated into the
Section 1 gives relief to the lo'al peo
ple of the South who were forced into
the rebel army, but managed to make,
their escape and serve at least 90 days
in the Union army. This merely re
stores the rule of the Pension Bureau
up to the incoming of the present Ad
ministration. Sec. 2 is far reaching in its sweep,
and, it is hoped, will right many wrongs
of the present management of the Pen
sion Bureau. It provides:
Snc. 2. That from and after tho passage
of this act no peusion heretofore granted, or
which may hereafter be ytanted, under the
pension laws shall he reduced or discon
tinued except lor fraud, clerical eiror, mis
take of fact, or recovery from diahil ty: I
1'iondcd, hcjccrcr, That iMtlniig beiem con
tained shall be custmed to entitle any
peifcon to mere than one pension, or as
allowing moie than one pension for the
same service, nor to affect or enlarge the
pension lights of widows and others under
st ct ions 4702, 470G, and 4708 of the Kcvied
Statutes of the United States and acts sup
plemental to and amendatory thereof.
This is intended to have all the merits
of the "vested rights" principle, and
give every man and woman entire se
curity in the possession of his or her
Sec. 3 provides that the pensioners
dropped or suspended by the interpreta
tion given the law of 1890 by the present
Commissioner shall be restored to the
Sec. 4 does away with the present
practice of the Bureau in investigations
into alleged frauds, and provides that
examinations shall be by question and
answer, instead of having the Special
Examiner report the testimony in his
own language, which gives him an op
portunity to color it to suit his own
views. The examination must be con
ducted at the seat of the County in
which the pensioner resides, and he must
be given every opportunity to defend
himself, according to the laws and cus
tom of the land in other actions.
ec. 5 provides that the oath of an
enlisted man shall be of equal weight
-with that of a commissioned officer, and
that no claim shall be rejected because
of claimant's inability to furnish the
testimony of more than one witness to
any material fact.
Sec. G revokes the odious Order No.
229, which ordered that statements
should be typewritten in the presence of
the witness, and provides that all testi
mony shall be prepared according to
forms customary in the courts throughout
Sec 7 provides that all notifications
from the Bureau as to the status of a
case must set forth ever fact upon which
additional evidence is required.
Sec. 8 abolishes the hateful "confi
dential communications," and pro
vides that all papers relating to a case
shall be open to the inspection of a
claimant or his attorn e'.
Sec 9 provides that the "War Depart
ment records shall be conclusive as to
tlie incurrence of disabilities in line of
Sec. 10 provides for the common law
presumption of death after the lapse of
Sec. 11 does away with the vexatious
exactions in regard to proof of marriage
by adopting the common law rule as to
marriages, which prevails in most of the
Sec 12 provides that the war shall
be deemed to have closed July j , 18G5.
Sec. 13 provides that under the act of
June 27, 1890, a prior service from
which thosoldier was not honorably dis
charged shall not disqualify the claim
ant from receiving a pension by virtue
of a subsequent service of 90 days from
which he was honorably discharged, pro
vided the disability was not contracted
or incurred during the dishonorable
Sec 14 reverses the rulings of the
present Secretary of the Interior and his
subordinates, and restores Commissioner
Baum's Order No. 164, which applied
the system of ratings under the old laws
to the act of June 27, 1890, and gave
claimant the benefit of his combined
Sec 15 provides that upon the rejec
tion of a claim under the act of June
27, 1890, the claimant shall not be
compelled to file a new application, but
can be brought before another Board of
Examiners upon the filing of a sworn
statement by a reputable physician that
a pensionable degreqof disability exists.
If this is established it gives the appli
cant a pension from the date of filing
his original application. This is in
tended to prevent the practice of the
Bureau of rejecting an application and
then securing a new application and
granting it, so as to cut the claimant
off from the pension accruing since filing
Sec. 1G provides that in widows' pen
sions the phrase in the act of June,
1890, "without other means of support
than her daily labor," shall mean,
"without a net income of $300 per
Sec. 17 gives a pensionable status to
all persons employed on any gunboat or
war vessel, to Contract Surgeons, Pro
vost Marshals, their Deputies, and to
Col. Pickler estimates that it will cost
$3,160,000 to carry the bill into opera
tion. The bill was sharply attacked during
the five day3 that it was before the
House by those who never fail to find
grave faults in any pension bill brought
before Congress. Col. Pickler's argu
ments were, however, irrefutable, and
carried conviction. lie astonished
everyone by the thorough study he had
made of every phase of the question,
and overwhelmed objectors by his cita
tions of law and precedents bearing upon
every point at issue.
The bill was passed last Tuesday by
a vote of 119 yeas to 89 nays; 14G not
voting. It now goes to the Senate.
Anotiiku Lee has just entered West
Point with a great flourish of trumpets
in the Southern papers. He is George
Mason Lee, son of Fitzhugh Lee, and
grandnephew of B. E. Lee. no is the
fourth of his family to enter the Mili
tary Academy. K. E. Xee graduated
from there in 1829. His son, George
Washington Custis Lee, graduated in
1859 ; ins nephew, Fitzhugh Lee, re
cently appointed Consul-General at 11a
bana, graduated in 185G; John Fitz
gerald Lee, a cousin, graduated in 1834;
Bichard Bland Lee graduated in 1817.
Altogether, Heitman's Historical Begis
ter has the names of 54 Lees who have
served in the United States Army, of
whom 9 went into the rebel army and
11 served in that of the Union. The
latter were born in Northern States or
in Ireland. One of the New England
Lees Boswell W. Ixe, of Massachu
setts, who graduated in 1833 went into
the rebel army and became Captain of
Artillery and Assistant Adjutant-General.
The Army Begisler for 1 896 car
ries the names of four Lees Mortimer
D., of Connecticut, Captain on the Bc
tircd List; Harry B., of Bhodc Island,
Second Lieutenant, 1 1th U. S.; Jns. G.
C, appointed from Ohio, Lieutenant
Colonel in the Quartermaster's Depart
ment, and Jesse M. Indiana, Captain,
9th U. S.
In the discussion of the Pension Bill
the Southernersand the Northern soldier
haters were particularly bitter against
the clause which allows pensions to those
who had previously served in the rebel
army. This is natural. If there is any
body they dislike worse than a Yankee
soldier, it is a loyal man who escaped from
their clutches, and afterward did his
best to put down their unholy rebel
lion. Their persecutions of the loyal
men in the South recalled the cruelties
perpetrated upon the unhappy Albi
genses and Waldenses in the name of
religion. They forced tens of thousands
of as loyal men as there were in the
country into their army, to fight against
their dearest principles and convictions.
Now they would continue their persecu
tions by depriving those men who
escaped from them and joined the Union
army of all benefit of the pension laws.
The pretext that- this would benefit those
who enlisted to escape imprisonment is
not sufficient. 'At most there were only
5,73S of these originally, so that the num
ber to-day must be very small, and af
fords no adequate rpason why all the loyal
Tennesceans, Virginians, Kentuckians,
North Carolinians Missoiirinns and Ar
kansasans, who'icok the first opportunity
to leave the hated service of rebellion,
and range themselves under the Stars
and Stripes, should be made to sutler.
Grtcat Buitain is quite anxious to
arbitrate the question of the Alaskan
boundary. That is very cunning of her.
It is her only hope of getting a break made
in the continuity of our Alaskan posses
sion?, so as to gain access to the sea for
her northern settlements. She has abso
lutely no right to this. The boundary
originally agreed upon between Itussia
and her, gave Bussia a strip of land teach
ing to the crest of the coast range of
mountains. Where these did not exist,
or where they receded more than 10
leagues from the const, then the line was
to follow the sinuosities of tho coast at a
distance of 10 leagues from it. When
we purchaFcd Alaska, in 1867, we suc
ceeded to all the rights that Bussia had.
England would now like to arbitrate
this, in the expectation that the court
will give her access to the coast, which
would cut our territory in two. We
cannot arbitrate this, any more than we
can arbitrate the possession of the Florida
Much better things are hoped for
from Consul-General Fitzhugh Lee than
came from Paramount Commissioner
This week's installment of "The Per
sonal Memoirs of, Gen. W. T. Sherman"
gives a charming picture of the first
days of tlie young officers in the new,
strange land of (California. It makes
delightful readihgvjfor it sounds like the
discovery and pcupancy of a now
world, where 'everything was strange
and fascinating country, climate, fruits,
productions, people, and customs. It
seems almost 'ci'ul that they should
have to come bffek from such idyllic
life to the stern realities of sictual exist
ence, and the bustle and rush of Anglo
Saxon civiiiztioij, The National
TiunuNE is tljc oiVly paper in the coun
try that has the3hriv'ilcgc of publishing
'these interesting memoirs.
Naturally, Talbcrt, of South Caro
lina, is verv much distressed at the
thought of pensioning those who had
been in the rebel army. He chortled
at length about a " man who will desert
his flag in time of distress." The trouble
about this is that the rebel flag was never
the flag of the men who had been dragged
from their homos to fight under its noi
some shadow. They hated it and all that
it represented, and took the first oppor
tunity and the greatest risks to get away
to where they could fire upon the bane
ful rag of treason.
Rowland Blkxahiiassett Mahany
may have a long name, with a romantic
sound and a superfluity of syllables, he
may write poetry and bo given to ornate
rhetoric, but the gentlemen of the House
need to have all their wits-about them
when they tackle him. He gave the
b'atant Talbcrt, of South Carolina, an
unexpected dig in the short ribs when
he sprung upon him his own biography,
furnished to the Congressional Directory,
in which he speaks of himself as " In all
relations of life, as neighbor, friend and
public official, he has been faithful to
every trust, zealous as a church member,
Sunday-school teacher and Alliance
REPRrSENTATIVJ! PlCKLER, of South
Dakota, answersthe President's assertion
"that thousands, of communities have
their well-known, instances of fraudulent
pensioners," by asserting on the floor of
the House : ' No community is free
from complaints as to the administra
tion of the pensiop laws, and thousands
of neighborhoods have their well-known
cases of injustices toward pensioners and
claimants for pensions." Col. Pickler has
the great advantage over the President
in his statementibeing entirely true, and
readily susceptible of proof, while the
President has utterly failed to make
good his charges, though an immense
amount of money aiitl alL the civil ofii
cers of the Government have been used
to sustain them.
The Abyssinian disaster knocked out
the grand celebration of the King of
Italy's birthday. The Italians were not
in. mood for any Fourth-of-July business.
Splendid Success of Military Instruc
tion in tho New York Public
Schools A Battalion to Visit the
National Capital Escorted by La
fayette Post, G.A.ll
The American Guard is the name adopted
by the patriotic school hoys of tlie em ire
country, and the progress they have made
duriug the past two years is wonderful. The
movement commenced m Grammar School
No. 87, in New York City, by Prof. I'.ojcr,
its Principal, lie had an idea that military
drill would tend to make tho boys more at
tentive to their studies, moro obedient to
orders and respectful to superiors, more erect
and innnly, and, in tact, to create an esprit
dc corps equal to that iu regular military
This attempt wn made about three years
aKO, and was a perfect success Irom the
start, and Principal Doyer's anticipations
were more than realized. The hoys began
to lake more piide in their personal appear
ance, were moro erect and manly in their
hearing, more respectful and obedient to
their teachers, and more perfect in their
studies. Tlie old system of gymnastics did
not accomplish this. It had a tendency to
make the boys roystering and unruly, and
in ninny instances to impmr their health by
over-rxc'tion and practice. A drill-master
was engaged, and the boys entered into tho
spirit of it with the greatest enthusiasm,
and the result was the formation of a bit
talion. the equal of which did not exist in
the, National Guard or the Regular Army.
The successful experiment roused J jii lay
ette Post, 140, Grand Army of the Republic,
which is tho leading Post in the Depart
ment of New York, and one of the finest in
the country, to adopt a series of rso'utions
nvoriiiK military instruction and drill in all
tho public schools of the country, thereby
creating an immense army of trained sol
dieis, able to take the field at a moment's
notice, and able to cope successfully with
foreign enemies or domestic foes. These
resolutions were referred to the National
Encampment two years ago, and were offi
A Special Aid was appointed, with assist
ants in overy department, to promoto tlrs
object. The preliminary work was severe.
The various Peace Societies, Women's Christ
ian Unions aud the Quakers opposed it
vigorously on the ground that it would
create a warlike and bloodthirsty spirit, and
make us a Nation o! soldiers instead ot peace
ful and useful citizens. They appear to have
taken the cue from the Chinese, and to have
forgotten the lesson givenlhem by Jap-tn; or,
to briii-; things nearer home, to our defense
less condition at the breaking out of the civil
war in 18fl.
It is a little significant in Uii3 connection
that ibis raud mihtaiy movement is bitteily
opposed by the entire .Socialistic aud Anar
chistic clement of the country.
The perfect success m every respect of the
drill in School No. 87, and its increased per
centage in studies, tl.e physical condition of
the boys and their improved manners for a
true soldier w always first a gallant gentle
manattracted the attention ot the School
Ii-jard and also of the other Principals, who
saw their schools bting leit behind, and it
was fin.lly decided to adopt the system in all
the otl.er school.
The result has been far beyond thecreatest
expectations, ami now there is not a school
in Now York City that cannot muster either
I a battalion or a full regiment.
At the Memorial Day par.idcm New York,
May .'10, l?i)r, 15 full regiments of these hoys
of the American Guaid turned out in a
body, and it wns a revelation to every be
holder. The astonishment was general, and
every newspaper was filled with praise of
the boyn and their line military appearance.
In tact, their marching and baitaiion move
ments were fully equal if notsuperior to that
of any regiment in ihe National Guard, and
ibis opinion is concurred in by every Regular
Officer who witmssed it.
In that parade only about one-half the
regiments were fully nniforiued. while the
other half had only time to procure their
caps and knichcrbockcrs, but still they all
made a magnificent appearance, and were
applauded along the entire line of march.
They were as steady as Keuulnrs, and no
amount of npplnwe even once tnrued their
heads or their minds from their work. It
was a splendid exhibition of the real mili
tary spirit of the rising generation.
This j'car there will be more thnn 20
regiments in line, and next to the Grand
Army veterans will l.e the great attraction
of the parade. They are now fully equipped
and belter drilled, and many regiments are
already armed with cadet rifles, which are
furnished by the State. Those not yet sup
plied will carry Quaker guns. Thee hoys
are drilled in the regular battalion move
ments in the State armories, which arc
turned over to their use by the State author
ities. Their drills being in the afternoon, do
not interfere with the movements of the
National Guard, who always drill in the
The 1st 'Battalion of the American Guard
have decided to visit "Washington May 15,
and have invited Lafayette Pdst to accom
pany them ns escort. They will al-o be
accompanied by Col. Henry IF. Adams, Chief
Aid on tho j-taff of Commander-iu-Chief
Walker, iu charge of military instruction
iu the schools of the country, and this trip
of the American Guard is intended to dem
onstrate to the cntiio Nation the ntility
and imporiance of educatingouryouth in the
piactico of arms. The battalion will go
about 200 strong, aud will be under the
command of its own officers.
They will give an exhibition drill on the
ICth of May next in the District Armory at
"Washington, before the President (should he
appear), the Cabinet, U. S. Senators, and
Congressmen, Gen. Nelson A. Miles, and the
military authorities and leading citizens.
The anangements to this end have been
very extensive and very quietly conducted.
They are now complete, and the affair will be
one of tho most brilliant and bUCCfcssfuLthuD
ever took place in the National Capital. Gen.
Miles himself a comrade of Lafayette Post
is deeply interested in this movement,
and is aiding it by every means iu his power.
The Americau Guaid is not confined to
the City of New York. It is in full opera
tion in Brooklyn aud the adjoining towns;
also in all the larger cities ol the State; and
the day is not far distant when it will be a
National organization, and every school
which now floats the gloiious old Hag will
have a well-drilled company, battalion, or
regiment, able and ready ,to defend it against
all enemies from "within or without. And
that is what the Grand Army of the Repub
lic is quietly and effectively doing. The
battalion will leave New York early on the
15th, arriving in Washington in Units to visit
the public buildings, and perhaps some of
the nearby battlefields. After the exhibi
tion drill, they will be the guests of the
Cadets of Washington.
It is the intention of the American Gnnrd
to make a similar excursion and display
every year at the close of the school term.
They will select each year the place to which
they will go. It is thought that Gettysburg
and Antietam will be visited next, which
will be strong objcct-leshons in patriotism
ns well as military study. In tuno they
may go farther south, and display their
Americanism in Richmond, and perhaps
Military instruction has conic to stay in
the pnblic, schools of this country, and has
already obtained n strong footing in every
Northern State, and iu the schools of higher
grades in tho Sontb. Col. Adams has re
cently rctnrncd from an extended trip
through the Southern Stales, aud reports
progress all along the line. In Florida lie
established companies in many of theschools.
One trouble here is, while all are willing to
have the drill in the white schools, there is
a lurking indisposition to let the colored
folks in, but time will overcome thK
In the Slate of Rhode Island the drill was
ordered in tho public schools last week, and
it is calculated that two or three reginieuts
of the American Guard will parade on next
Memorial Day. In Springfield, Mass.. all
Ihe schools are organized into companies
and battalion". And so the work goes on,
and will, until the backwoods in Alaska are
reached, and there are Americans enough to
defend every foot of soil over which Old
;y john mc-elroy.
No. 10 of The National
No. 10 of Tits Nation'al Tribkse Lr
i:i:ai:y is an admirable sketch of the life of
grand old George H. Thomas, "The Rock of
Chicknmauga." It gives in brief, lucidstyle
all I ho facts of his birth and parentage, his
early career in the Army, entrance into the
War of the Rebellion, his grandjichievements
at Mill Springs, Stone River, Chickamanga,
on the Atlanta Campaign, and his crowning
victory at Nashville, where he v rtnally de
strotcd the rebel army opposed to him.
The booklet contains J2 large pages, and
is embellished wiih an excellent picture of
Gen. Thomas and one of his monument at
Washington, D. C. Sent to any address on
receipt of five cents ; .six copies for 25 cents.
California's figures as to her gold
product last year continue to grow.
The latest estimate, prepared for the
Director of the Mint, show a total gold
product of 15,334,317, an increase over
1894 of -$1,411,035. The silver, product
wns only 6599,769.
Shrewd old President ICrueger de
clines to go to London, ne thinks
that the matter can be settled by corre
spondence, where everything will appear
in black and white, and he also tells the
English that he does not know what
business they have with the internal
affairs of his republic. The old Dutch
man, with but 23,000 militia at his
command, has more backbone than
some other people we know of who can
command millions of the best soldiers in
It i3 generally felt that the British
should not place too much stress upon
the claims of the Dutch in the 17th and
18th centuries upon Venezuelan terri
tory. In their day the Dutch were as
voracious land-grabbers atJ the English
are now, and the old adage ran :
The principnl full It of thi Dutch
I-t giving too little mid asking too much.
It is remembered that about the time
they were making big claims to the
country around Guiana they were also
claiming everything from New York
or rather New Amsterdam to the Pa
cific Ocean, and were also contesting
with the Swedes for New Jersey and
Delaware, and with the Yankees for the
greater part of New England.
The Italians wanted to srive Abyssinia
the English kind of protection, but King
Menclek seemed to prefer the home-made
article on the McKinley model.
THK NATIONAL TRIBUNE LIBRARY.
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National Tkihune Liiikakv, now issued
and to be issned. Those now ready are:
No. 1. STATISTICS OF THE WAR.
" 2. LINCOLN'S WORDS.
" 3. MISCELLANEOUS MEMORAN
DA. " 4. PENSION STATISTICS.
" 5. HISTORY OP SLAVERY lis THE
" G. THE MONROE DOCTRINE.
" 7 aud 8. THE COMMANDERS OF
THE UNITED STATES ARMY.
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" 9. THE STORY OF CUBA.
" 10. LIFE OF MAJ.-GEN. GEO. H.
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Washington, D. C.
A Kansa3 oditor defines a magazine as a
publication containing a story, tho other pages
being filled with bicycle advertising.
Somehow both the Boies aud Eusacll booms
seem to lack motive power.
So far thero has been no chargo that lion.
Cl.iudo Matthews has bought up any delega
tions, or packed any conventions. Why so
quiet, dear Claude? Why so qutot?
It soem3 that tho maplo trees, too, became
disgusted at tho Insults offered them by tho
Wilson Iniquity, and quit producing. The
crop of maple sugar aud molasses is quitu short
A philosopher says that calling tho pleasures
of travel 10, three parts will bo anticipation,
two realization, aud five retrospection.
Minister (after church) I hope you liked tho
sermon to-day, brother.
Brother Of course, I liked it. It's my duty.
I was brought up that way. When I was a
boy, my father used to tako us boya, ono by
oue, into tho front room aud ask us how we
liked tho sermon, and if any of us said we
didn't like it, he laid on tho hickory until we
did. It's mighty lucky for you preachers that
wo wcro brought up properly, I tell you.
It is to t;o said to Dabs-'a crcslittli.it hois giv
ing tho country a grateful rest from Dobslam.
John IJockert, of ZuncsviUe, O,. nn old sol
dier and prominent citizen of that city, tho
otljor day called on his Captain, Goorgo W.
Bowers, of Now Philadelphia. O., whom ho
had seen but once since (he closo of tho war,
and presented him with ,i handsomo and costly
gold-headed cane, beautifully engraved, and
inscribed: "John Beckrt t Lieut. G. W.
Bowers. 13tJ5-13DG." Eugrnvcd on tho head
of the cans isa troe with a soldier Mod to if.
Tho engraving represents IJockort tied to a
troo by tho command of an officer for in
subordination. Beckcrt afterwxrd was cat
looso by Chpt. Bower?, then n Lieutenant, and
jflven his liberty, tho action of Lieut. Bowers
binj; sanetioned by Gen. Onrrard, who was in
conmwwid f tho forcoe. lUnca tho romem
braHa of the one sotdior to tho other after 32
Cap. John J. O'Brien, Hh U. S., has boon
placed on tho Retired List. He enlis'tcd in the
Army i 136-1. in tb Ith U. 9. Ar'., and bocama
a. Sergeant. Ho ro-anlisted in tho 1st N. Y.
Ca7. in July, ISftl, and served through tho war,
rising to b a Captain. After bing mustered
out ho rc-enHsted in tho 12th U. S, was pro
moted to a Lientenant two yaars JaUr, and has
bean it Captain since 1S02.
Col. W. D.Mull, who served as Captain in tho
115th and 137th IkmI., and was Liou tenant
Colonel of tho 1-lMth Ind., and was a prominont
man in Republican and G. A. R. circles in Indi.
nna, was shoe and instantly killed bynlunath
at Rockville, lHd A'ril 25. Tho lunatic, whosi
name wa Peter Egbert, a cnrpentGr, 22 yean
old, sbat, without provocation, a woman and
her two children who lived noxt door, lis
reloaded his gun, and sceiug Col. Mull, who
wni Sheriff af the County, coming up the street
with hU Deputy, killed them both. A posso
chased Egbertand fired on him. Ho ran into a
8tabio and slios himself (lend. His sister, who
was ill with typhoid fever, died from the shock
of tho news.
Veteran or the Country' Or.-inilott Arm
"Who Jiiive Answered tho Lnt Cull.
IIORDWKr.r.. AtSchnylervtlle, N.Y.. April 8,
Charles Bordwell. Co. G, 77th N. Y. Deceased
was a member of Morton Post, and was buried
with military honors.
Api-r.KRATK. At Rhode ITa!!, N. J., April 9,
Wm. P. Applegate, First Sergeant, Co. t 29th
N. J., aged 63. Funeral services under tho
auspices of Sumner Post, 71, of winch he was
an honored mouther.
Mir.i.;pAD0ii. Ac Nowburjr, N. Y., April 9,
of pneumonia, J. Millspauirli, Co. 1, 12 ith N.Y.
(Orango Blossoms), aged 72. Couirado Mill
pauh wag wounded at Chancellorsville, and
again at Spottsylvania; was captured at Boyd
ton Crossroads, and confined in Libby Prison
for nearly four months.
Mabek. At Pino Bnsh.N. Y April 3, Liens.
Thomas G. Mabee, Co. D, 121th N. Y. Lieut.
Mabeo wai mustered into tho servico Sept. 5,
1862. at Goshen, N. Y.. a3 Sergeant of Co. D.
which was raised in Warwick, N. Y., his native
village. He was subsequently promoted to
Sorgeant-Mnjor, and was commissioned Second
Lieutenant November, 1864. After leaving tho
service ho engaged in business in New York
City and Middlctown, N. Y., and later entered
the service of tho Erie Railroad Company, and
by rapid promotion soon became a First-class
Conductor on their main lines. Ho was a mem
ber of Carroll Post, Port Jervin, bot was buried
by tho Knigbt3 of Pythia3. of which he was
also a member, assisted by tho order of Railroad,
Conductors and a few veterans of bis and other
regiment?. He leaves a widow.
SiiOKMAK&it.. Ac Waterville. O.. April 5,
James Shoemaker, Co. I, llth Ohio, and Co. K,
07th Ohio. Comrado Shoomaker was a charter
member of Fishor Pray Post.
Smai.LCOMB. At Harinonv, Ind.. April 10,
George Smallcomh. Co. D, 13th W. Va., aged 62.
Deceased was not a member of tho G.A.R.
CnrcrcD. At Ft. Collins. Colo., March 12, John
C. Creed, Sergeant, Co. D. llth Ohio Cav., aged
62. Comrado Creed entered the service Doc. 5,
1861, and served until Aug. 15.186.1. Ho was a
member of Georgo H. Thomas Post, 7and was
buried under tho auspice of the Order. A
widow aud ono son survivo him,
Nvk. At Snohomish, Wash.. March 21, Elisha
Nye, Co. L. 1st Minn. 11. A., aged 72. Tho
funeral services wero conducted by Morton
Post, 10, of which the deceased was au honored
Pittksger. At Goildard, Kan., March 21,
ofBright's disease, W. J. Pittongor, Sergeant,
Co. D, 93d III., aged 53. Comrado Pittenger
was detailed for service in the Signal Corps in
1S62. Ho was a member of tho Odd Fellows
aud of Post 483, G.A.R., aud had held offices of
trnst in both Orders. He leaves a family.
Cox. At La Grange, Ind., Jan. 27, John
Cor, Sergeant, Co. IT, 24th Ohio, and Sergeant.
Co. B. 9th U. S. V. R. C lie movod to La
Grange, Ind. in 1S81 and had held a number
of County offices. The comrado was an hon
ored member of J. H. D.insenr Po3t, 104 ; had
held several offices in the Order, and at the
time of his death was Adjutant. A widow and
llvo children survive him.
Corbik. At Montrose, Mo., March 20, Tho.
P. Corbin, Co. C, 43d Ind., aged 53. Comrade
Corbin was a member and Past Master Work
man of tho A. O. U. W. Lodge of Waco. Nob.
lie joined Gen. Fred D. Stcelo Post, 235, De
partment of Missouri, at Montrose, Mo., by
transfer in November. 1895. At his own re
quest ho wa3 buried by his Post according to
tho ritual of tho G.A.R., tho A.O. U. W. Lodgo
attending m a body. Resolutions wero passed
by tho Post on h3 death. He leaves a widow
aud a 'laughter.
Chask. At South Yarmouth, Mas., April 5
James Chase. seaiuau U.S. Flagship Colorado,
aged 63. Deceased was a member of Parkraau,
Post, 204, which conducted tho funeral services.
Kopischka. At Dodge, Neb., April 4, ol
consumption. Henry Kopischka, Co. C. 9lh III.
Cav., aged 38. Tho comrado wn3 Sergeant
Major of Allen Post, 32G. at the lime of hi
death. He leaves a widow and 'six daughters.
Hunteh. xU Wellsville. O., March 2, Sam
uel Huntor, Co. A, 9th Ohio. Deceased wa3
member of Henry Capo Post.
Ll'STER. AC Yandalia, III April 8, ,Philip
Luster, Co. H, 8th 111. Tho funeral services
were under the auspices of Jones Post, 623, of
which he was au honored member.
Ouem. At Centerburjr, O., April 6, James B.
Orera. Co. F. 8 Ith Ohio, agod 77. Comrade
Orem was-a- member of DeboltPost, 3D6.
Smith. At Centorburg, O., April 14, Wil
liam Smith, Corporal, Co. H, l'23d Pa., aged 55.
Comrado Smith was a member of Dobolt Post.
3S6, and was buried by his comrades. Ha
leaves a widow, four sons, and ono daughter.
Crowl. At Centerhnrg. O., April 17, Jotm
A. Crowl. Co. C, 87th P.i., aged 51. Comrade
Crowl was a member of Dqbolt Post, 396, and
his funeral was conducted by tho comrades or!
the Post, in connection with tho I. O. O. F., of
which ho was an honored member.
CaoB-rs. At Burlington, Iowa. March 12.
Frederick James Crofts. Co. C. 52d III., aged
GO. Comrade Crofts was born in Linconshire,
England, He wa? a member of Mathius Post,
which passed resolutions on his death.
Kkyler. At Effingham, III., March 21,
William Koyler, Co. C, llth III., aged 64. Ho
loaves a widow and tivo children.
Maktix. At OIpo. Kan., March 30. of
paralysis. Alexander Martin, Co. A, 8th III.,
and Co. M. 4th 111. C.tv., aged 65. Deceased
was a member of Thomas Jones Post, 369,
which passed resolutions on his death.
Lvos's. AtRudd, Iowa, recently, If. Lyons,
Co. I, 33d Wis., and Co. I, llth Wis.
KiTSMir.LEK. At Lewiston. Idaho, April 2,
E. Kitsmiller, Co. A, 75th Ohio, and Co. F, 2d
U.S. Comrado Ivitsmillcr ontercd the volun
teer servico Dee. 3, 1S03, and wim discharged
Jan. 13. 1S65. Ho soon after enlisted in tho
Regular Army, ami sorved in Co. F, 2d U. S.,
until August, 1379. Ho was a member of
II ayes Post.
Drake. At Long Island City. N. Y., re
cently, Theodore Drake, 12th N. Y., aged 67.
Comrade Drako was for three years seaman on
board the United States man-of-war Macedonia,
one of- tho saips of the famous Perry expedi
tion to Japan in 1833, when tlie ports of that:
country wero opened to the United States. Atj
ono tirno he distinguished himself by taking a
lino from a ship's boat through tbo iioavy surf
at the risk of his life, saving tho Iivc3 of tho
entire boat's crow. For the past 27 years ha
hud resided iu Long Island City. Ho was ono
of tho oldest Past Grande in Astoria Lodge,
155, 1. OO. F. Ho was also a member of Ben
jamin Ringgold Post, 233. Ho. had hold tho
position of janitor iu tho Fourth Ward Primary
School, No. G. of Long Island City for tho last)
10 year3. lie was uotcd for his many chari
table acts. He leaves a widow and ouo sou.