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TUB VERMONT BRIGADE IN THE
WJJJJERNESS. By Brevet Maj.-Gen.
L. A. Grant, commander of the brigade,
antMatc Assistant Secretary of War.
THE BATTLE OF FAIR OAJZS, OB
SKVEN BIKES. By Maj.-Gcn If. M.
Plmelcd, formerly Lieutenant-Colonel of Vic
liih 3fc,and afterward Major-GcncriU of
FJJNifG OX FORT SUMTER. A thrilling
eUtty of a young Ohio mechanic who was
m diarteuion at the time, and was compelled
1o join the rcbeh, but who afterwards escaped
and Hrvcd three year in a Uniun regiment.
TIM: BATTLE OF' POISON SPRING. By
Wihry Jirition, late of the War- Department,
atuhauVior of "The Civil War on Vic Bor
m AND. OUT OF CHARLESTON. By
B. O. B., a young Connecticut man, whq
vs caught in Charleston at- the opening of
THE GREA T MORGAN RAID. A True
IJi(ory of the Captuie of Gen. John ILMor
gun. by Vic Captor Bimsclf3Iaj. Geo. W.
Me, 9lh Ky. Cav.
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The- Senate Committee on Pensions
promptly reported the nominations of
Dominic L Murphy for Commissioner of
Pensions, and Gen. N. J. T. Dana for
Deputy Commissioner, with a unanimous
recommendation that they be confirmed,
which was done. Later Senator Pasco
objected to the confirmation of Gen.
Dana on the ground that he had been
reportod to be physically incapacitated.
The-confirmations wore thorofore recon
Eidored, and laid over for further in
vestigation. Tinrvigor of the MclvinJey boom is
simply the expression of the weariness
of Unpeople with tltis Administration's
incapacity and blunders.
Tins Rus&in Government has $30,
700,115 of United States coined gold in
its vault?. Everyons seems to be get
ting 'our gold exceiit tbe eoptaofthis
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PRK5IDENT ELIOT AND THE G.A.R.
Long ago Americans ceased to take
pride in Harvard University. It is the
oldest of our universities and colleges,
but it has allowed itself to be far out
stripped in every way by younger insti
tutions, which kept in close toucb with
the genius of the people and the progress
of the age. It has excelled in nothing
but a?e and wealth. In the latter re
spect man- of the younger universities
are approaching, and some surpassing
it, for wealthy men realizing Harvard's
inferiority, in spite of its pretenti
ousness, have preferred to endow more
promising institutions. Its faculty is
nowhere considered more than medi
ocre. Brighter and more learned men
can be found in plenty in. every State.
Not a man of eminence is numbered
among its professors. The same barren
ness is found among its graduates. It
is a common saying that " Harvard is
a nursery of snobs." Also, that "Har
vard has riot produced a man in 50
We hear constantly of great things
by Cornell men, by Ann Arbor men,
by Amkersjfiuen, by Pennsylvania men,
by Columbia men, by Yale men,
by Washington and Lee men, but who
ever hears of a Harvard man being or
doing anything ?
The explanation is not far to seek.
Instead of maintaining Harvard as a
distinctively American institution, im
bued with the spirit of our people, and
representative of their best thought,
the Harvard faculty have been striving
to make it a servile copy of English
universities. Like all mere imitators,
they have succeeded mainly in copying
only the inferior and objectionable
features of their models, with few of
their real excellences.
An illustration of this is the avidity
with which tbey snapped up the Free
Trade doctrine. The English professors
had developed a system of economics
which they felt represented the best in
terests of their country. Very proj)erly,v
they were thinking and elaborating only
for their own country, and for no other.
Had the Harvard professors been worthy
their places they would have developed
a system of economic; as well adapted
for the interests of their own country as
the English had for theirs. But the
emasculated men who occupied Harvard
chairs were utterly incapable of such in
dependent nnd original thought In
stead, they gulped down tbe English
Professors' theories to the la3t letter, and
became more ultra Free Traders than
the English themselve?, just as they
teach the English pronunciation in a
more exaggerated form than prevails at
Oxford and Cambridge.
The President of this precious forcing
house for Anglomania is one Prof. Chas.
W. Eliot. All that is known of him is
that by some dispensation, probably by
natural selection, he has become the
President He is not known for an
achievement in any department of in
tellectual effort. His scholarship has
never attracted the least attention. In
everything he seems an exceeding!'
commonplace man, elevated to a very
conspicuous position.Of course, the
G.A.1L, from its intense Americanism,
is quite obnoxious to such a man and
his fellows, and he recently went far out
of his way to wantonly insult the Order.
This was to be expected from the man
and his cultivation. The G.A-R. is
not built on English models, it does not
draw its inspiration from England and
does not sneeze every time England
lakes snuff. On the contrary, it insists
that this country gained its independence
from Great Britain more than a century
ago, and that that independence was not
only political, but extended to its career
and National ideals. To such a servile
mind as that of Prof. Charles W. Eliot
this amounts to "flat blasphemy."
The G.AP. can very well stand the
abuse of President Eliot. It is a com
pliment to it, like the similar diatribes
from his fellow toadies Larry Godkin,
the editor of the New York Times.
There would be something radically
wrong about us if we were praised by
such men, for never yet have they had
a good word for anything that looked
to the greater glory, honor and pros
perity of the United States,
v i I,, Q,-.,. . MM
Politicians were set agog last week
by the visit of Senator Quay to Maj.
McKinley, at the latter's home at Can
ton, 0. Both men have maintained the
utmost reticence as to-what passed be
tween them, but there is a general im
pression that the meeting was mutually
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"LINE AND STAFF.0
A struggle, wbich has been long fore
seen, has suddenly broken out in all the
navies of the world, between the En
gineers " and the "line officers."
In matters of discipline and etiquet
the Navy is much more conservative
old-fogy ish, even than the Army. In
the old days the Captain of a warship
was like a god. He had the powers of
life and death and his hands, and his
crew were creatures, with whom he dealt
almost as he pleased. His subordinate
officers partook of some of his character
istics, and were immeasurably removed
from the crew. In the English navy,
from which the world has derived most
of its naval ideas, the officers were gen
erally from the nobility, while the crew
was the scum of the seaports. The offi
cers were supposed to learn seamanship
and naval tactics, while the crew did
the work and the fighting. Presently
it became necessary to introduce a third
class, of men having special knowledge
nud qualifications. Each ship had to
have a Surgeon, and also a man to trans
act business affairs to procure and issue
supplies, etc. From these came the
"staff" officer., as distinguished from
the " line officers." When steam was
introduced skillful engineers" became
necessary. They were put into the same
class with the Surgeons and Pursers, or
Paymasters, and were held to be inferior,
socially and professionally to the line
officers. As warships grew larger and
more complex the duties of the staff
officers grew more important, and then
began their struggle to bo placed on an
equality in every respect with the line.
This has been partially successful, par
ticularly in this country, where the staff
officers arc given relative rank. One
year ago we had a sharp fight before
Congress in the attempt of the staff offi
cers to be put on an entire equality with
the line in the matter of promotions to
the highest places. The line pfficcrs
could not find words bitter enough to
express their rage at the impudence of
Surgeons, Paymasters, and Engineers
wanting to be real Admirals, Commo
dores, Captains, etc. The struggle re
sulted in the defeat of the bill.
Now, the Engineers of all the navies
seem to have taken up the fight on their
own account. They claim, with a very
good show of reason, that in the modern
battleship the "Engineer is the most im
portant man aboard except the Captain.
The management of her many and com
plicated enginps is a higher duty than
that of handling her guns, and that the
man who has the responsibility for all
tliis should not be subordinate to every
young Lieutenant who happens to be in
charge of the deck. The ship is fought
quite as much, if not more, by the Engi
neers as by the men on deck and at the
guns, and the line officers must drop
their assumed superiority over the
"greasers." Of course, it is right that
the Engineers should be subordinate to
the Captain, as everybody on the ship
must be; but beyond that, everybody
should have exactly the consideration
which his rank and seniority entitle him.
Apparently the Engineers have the best
of the argument, and will carry their
The Administration has resorted to
another device to delay and avoid adju
dication in the Justice Long case. The
Solicitor-General filed a motion last
week in the Supreme Court to dismiss
the case, for the reason that the cause
has J)cen " abated " by reason of the
resignation of Commissioner Loch rem
The motion was resisted by Justice
Long's counsel, and the matter was con
tinued until the next term of the -Court
As we have previously predicted, the
Administration will not, if it can help
it, allow the case to come to trial duriii"
its existence, and it looks as if it will
The President declines to comply
with the Senate's request for all the
correspondence relating to the capture
of the " Competitor." Ho says that it
would be inco-lpalibIe with the public
interests to do this. This may be well
questioned. The world is getting very
tired of the old-time mystery with which
diplomacy was surrounded, and it has
no place in American affairs. The
people, who bear the expense and do
the fighting in wars, have a prerogative,
higher than that of any Executive, to
be fully informed as-to every step taken
in international complications. The
"Competitor" case is an. exceedingly
serious one. Its issue may provoke war
in a single day.. For this reason, every
scrap of information regarding it should
be laid before the people. They should
be constantly consulted as to what
should be done in vindication of. justice,
humanity and National honor.
THE TICKLER TENSION "DILL.
In compliance w'th numerous requests,
we republish herewith the Pickler Pen
sion Bill in full. ' This bill, which was
prepared after the most laborious nnd
thorough consideration, was passed by
the House by a large; majority, and is
now before the Senate Committee on
Pensions. Its author, Col. J. A. Pickler,
of South Dakota, is one of the best in
formed men on pensions in, the country.
He is distinguished for his intelligent
and untiling zeal-in behalf of veterans.
He prepared the bill after the fullest
consideration of all the evils and injust
ices of which pensioners and claimants
complain, and its purpose was to give
them adequate relief. It is a most
meritorious measure, and should become
a law without delay :
A BILL relating to Pensions.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of
Representative!? of the United btalcs of America
in Congress assembled, That no person other
wise entitled to n pension by virtue of any
law of the United States sba 1 be disqualified
from receiving ibo same by reason of any
prior service in the Confederate army or
navy during the war of the rebellion, nor
shall the widow, children or dependent
relatives of such person bo deprived of a
right to pension by reason of such service:
Provided, That no pension shall he granted
by virtue of this section for disability con
tacted or incurred while aiding or abetting
the late rebellion against the authority of
the United Stales.
Sec. 2. That from and after the passage of
this act no pension heretofore granted or
which may hereafter be granted under the
pension laws shall lxs reduced or discon
tinued except for fraud, clerical error, mis
take of fact, or recovery from disability:
Provided however. That nothing herein con
tinued shall ho construed to entitle any
person to more than oue pension, or as al
lowing more than one pension for the same
fcervice, nor to affect or enlarge the ension
right-s of widows and others under sections
1702, 1706 and 4703 of the K.-vised Statutes
of the United States and acts supplemental
to and anifiidnlory thereof.
Sec. 3. That all pensions reduced or dis
continued since Jan. 7, tc9:$, shall, upon
application, be reconsidered and abjudicated
in accordance with the provisions of this act,
and the pension, if restored or allowed, shall
commence Irom the da(e of such reduction
or discontinuance, or frnm the date subse
quent thereto at which the disubil.ty is
shown by the evidence to have existed:
Piovidtd, That in lheeentof the death of
the pensioner after such" reduction or dis
continuance, any accrued pension thnt may
he found due under this section shall be
paid as provided by-existing law in cases of
death. j r
Sec. 4. Thnt hcrrnfierin the administra
tion of the pension Maws, all investigations
into the met its of any pension previously
allowed hhall he b quest.on and answer,
under oath, in open session, after due notice
to the person or pe.yn.s who maybe nficctt-d
thereby to be present personally or by at
torney ; and such pcrsou or personsshall have
the rijiht 10 cross-examine and a fnirnnd full
opportunity to rebut or substantiate any
f.ictn alleged or disputed: Provided, That
when fiand is alleged the allegations hhall
be reduced to writing rftul under oath and
the person or pcrsui.sufjccted thereby shall
be luruished with u cer-lined copy of the
charges made, together with the names ol
the persona making the, pamo at least 30
days prior to such investigation, and shall
be furnished wilh the" names of the wit
ne8SM by whom said charges are to be procd
at least live days prior lo ilu-ir examination,
such investigation to be conduced at the
County-seat o! the County in which the per
son afueted resides, and the depositions of
witness-cs residing outside of said County
shall be taken as near as may be in accord
ance with the practice of the State- or Terri
tory in which said witness resides.
Sec. 5. That in the administration of the
pension laws the oath of a perpoti who has
served as a non-com:n,"sdoned officer or pri
vate hhall not have any less weight than if
such person had served as a commissioned
officer: Provided, That no claim shall bo re
jected because oi claimant's inability to
furnish, as to any material fact in the case,
the testimony of more than oue credible
witness having knowledge of such fact.
SecTG. That in the administration of the
pension laws an afiiniitshull bercquiredonly
to make oath that said affiant has read or
heard rea"?! the subscribed affidavit, that the
same was prepared in his or her presence nt
his or her dictation, is in affiant's own lan
guage, and that the matters and things
theieiu stated are true.
Sec. 7. That all notifications from the
Bureau of Pensions as to the status of any
ca"-e shall sot forth tach and every fact upon
which limber evidence is required to com
plete the same.
Sec. 8. That all papers, memoranda, writ
ings, letters, or exhibits received by the Bu
reau of Pensions relating to any pension
or claim shall be preset ved and filed with
papeis in said case, and every pensioner or
pension claimant shall have tho right, in
'persou or by attorney, to examine and in
spect each and every such paper, memoran
dum, writing, letter, or exhibit which has
any reference to or bearing upon his or her
pension or claim.
See. 9. That in all claims for pension or
increase of pension the records of the "War or
Navy Department showing disabilities to
have been incurred or contracted. in line of
duty shall be conclusive of that fact.
Sec. 10. That the common-law presump
tion of death, after tho lapse of seven years
without news or tidings of tho mi.ssiug
person, shall obtain and b of force in the
administration of thc.pensiowlaws: Pro
vided, That if such person shall afterwards
he proved to be alive, auy pension that may
have been granted on account of his death
shall thereupon cease. 4
Sec. 11. That hereafter in the administra
tion of pension laws the fact of marriage may
be prima facie proved by satisfactory evi
dence that the partjea' ere joined in mar
riage by aomc ceremony deemed by them ob
ligatory, or habitually rdcogni.ed each other
as husband and wife, and were so recog
nised by their neigUbyd, and lived together
as such up to the date of tho death of either
of them, or, if tho aoldittr, sailor, oe marine
died in the service, up to tho date of enlist
ment; and the children born of atfjTiuarri
age so proved shall be.deemcd and held, for
pensionable purposes, 'torbc legitimate.
Sec. 12. That in thendmiuistratiou of the
pension laws tho wat oflho rebellion hhall
be deemed nnd held to have ended and
closed on July 1, ISO'S)
Sec. 13. That the provisions of the act
entitled ''An act to grant pensions to soldiers
and sailors who are incapacitated for the
performance of ninnuahlabor, and providing
for pensions to widows, minor children, nud
dependent parents," approved June27, 1890,
are hereby extended lo all persons who
served 9U days ocmore in the military or
naval service of the United States during
the late war of the rebellion, and who have
been honorably discharged therefrom, not
withstanding a prior service from which the
person on whoie service the claim depends
was not honorably discharged: Provided,
Thnt tho disabilities for which pension is
claimed were not contracted or incurred
while in tho serv ice, from which,the claimant
was dishonorably discharged, and tho service
j as shown by the discharge .certificate shall
be conclusivoas determining enlistment andi
discharge: Provided further, That the death
of a soldier, sailor, or marine while in tho
service of tho United Stntes, and not for or,
in violation of nuy law or regulation thereof,
shall be construed and held as equivalent;
to an honorable discharge in determining
title to pension under said. act.
Sec. 14. That an application under said
act of Juno 27, 1890, shall be snfiicont ai to
allegation of disability if tho applicant
alleges therein the existence of disability,
not tho result of his own viscious habits,
which renders him unable to earn a sup
port; and every disability found to ex st at
the tune of fiiing which is recgnized as
pensionable under the general pension law
or underpaid act of .Tune 2,7, 1890. shall be
taken into consideration in determining the
degree of disability of such applicant, andi
to all disabilities pensionable under tha
general lnws the same rate of pension shall,
be allowed as under tha general laws, not to
exceed in tha aggregate $12 per month :
Provided, That no pension sh ill be granted;
under said .et of Juno 27, 1S90, unless tho
pensionable disabilities amount in the aggre
gate to at least $G.
Sec. 15. That upon the reject'on of a claim
for pension under said act of Juno 27, lq90r
on the ground of no pensionable degree of dis
ability, theapplicantshall not be required to
file a new or supplemental declaration, but on
filing in his case- the sworn statement of a
l epu table ph sieian that a pensionable degree
ot disability does in fact exist, an order for
the applicant's examination, belore another
Board of Surgeons if desired, shall issue;
and in case the report of such Board and the
evidence show the existence ol a pensionable
disability at the time of filing, the pension,
when allowed, shall commence from the date
of filing the application rejected as aforesaid,
or, if otherwise, from the date subsequent to
said filing nt which the disability began to
exisr, as shown by the evidence.
Stc. m That the term "without other
menus of support than her daily labor," in
section '.I of said act of June 27, 1890, shall
be construed and held, to all intents and
purprscs, to be equivalent to and mean
" without a net income of $300 per aunttiu."
See. 17. That in the administration of tho
pension laws said act of June 27, lb90, shall
be construed and held to include the classes
of persona mentioned and described in
paragraphs second, fourth, and fifth of sec
tion 4093 of the Revised Statutes of the
United States: Provided, always, That said
persons otherwise bring themselves within
the provisions of said act.
While it would be pleasant to have
Colorado vote for Maj. McKinley, yet
she has only three of the 447 votes in
the Electoral College, and whichever
way she goes will only take away from
or add that many votes to Mclsinley's
majority. Senator Teller's idea that he
is the head, four quarters, and hide of
the dog i3 a misapprehension. He is
only the tip of the tail.
Those who think that by electing
Speaker Reed Vice-President he will
introduce radical reforms into the Senate
forget that such a thing would be im
possible from the diametrical difference
between the Senate and the House. In
the House the Speaker, representing the
majority, has almost absolute power,
while in the Senate the Vice-President
is an intruder from the Executive
branch, and has next to none. He is
merely a figure-head, and it is doubted
if he has even power to call a Senator
to order. He has absolutely no control
of legislation or committees, but must
automatically perform such routine
functions as are assigned him.
The Past Commanders-in-Chief of
the G.A.R. who have died have been :
B. P. Stephenson, Aug. 30, 1871.
S. A. Uurlbuf, March 27, 1882.
John A. Logan, Dnc. 26, 1P8G.
A..E. Burnside, Sept, 13, 1881.
Charles Devcus, Jan. 7, 1891.
John F. Ifartrnnft, Oct. 17, 1889.
"Win. F. l&trnshnvr, July 17, 1835.
Lucius Fairchild, May 23, 189G.
The interest in the Cuban situation
grows every day. Spain is making
hex last desperate struggle to crush
Maceo, and thus relieve thetroops held
on the trocha for active operations to
ward the center of the island, where the
patriots are masters of the situation.
The last dispatches allowed to filter
through the press censorship are to the
effect that Wyler has started to take the
field against Maceo in person.
. Number 9 of The National Trib
une Library is invaluable to a perfect
knowledge of the-situation. Sent post
paid for only 5 cents.
Consul-general Lee is very delib
erate in his movements toward his post
at Habana. Unless he hurries up, he
will not be able to report anything to
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to liavo tho photograph of the gontleniau who
constructed tho following, which is appearing
in many of tho papers :
"Tho Cuban rebels havcadopted a novel way
of setting Qro to sngnr-enno fields. A snnll
piece of phosphorus coated with war is fastened
to a snake's tail and tho creature let loosa to
mnko it3 way among the cane. Tho san molt3
tlio w.-vs and ignites tho phosphorus, and tha
business is done. Military protection or other
ciTurt3aro ekiirued to Ins unavailing iu tho face
of such a formidable foe."
Tho latest thine advocated to bo placod under
Government control is quinine. Tha Italian
drUKBi3t3 charge cnormons profits on it, and
the Italians aro urging that it-bo mmlo a Gov
ernment monopoly, and sold in doi03 of ono
gram each, in scaled packages, at throe or four
Dr. TiukJinraUias become a bicyclo enthu
siast, mid rides in a picturesque pluru-coloreiL
Tho famous Dolly Madison, wife of tho Presi
dent, was a very bad speller, and always wroto
unclo with a "k." clothes, "cloathes," and ono
of her notes speaks of a friend who wa3 suffer-
injl with a "bilu ou her arm."
Life: "Why, he ya-wnod three tiroes while
I was talking."
"Perphops he wasn't yawning; ho mayhavo
been trying to say something."
Harper's Bazar: "O, dear," said tho girl
with an X-ray glance, as she looked at her
bashful lover; " hero's Jack, conic again to
night, and not brought his backbone with
Truth: Chicago man I guess Ncw York has
a very nnlicalthiul climate. I think the people
there have a bad cold about all tho time.
Chicago Man Well, when I was thero last
Ptimmcr they pat a handkerchief by every
Though President Krueger is now 70 years
old, and very heavy and slow, ho wa3 a noted
athlete in his youth, and is proud of tho fjv'.t
that he once ran against three champion Zulu
runners, and defeated them in afM-hour mn by
a!out 10 miles, making for himsolf a record of
of over SO miles.
Eleazer Smith, a pensioner of tho warof 1812,
and tho only ono iu Connecticut, observed his
93th birthday at tho town hall'of Danbury Ia3fc
A fine statno to Gen. William Henry Har
rison, President of tho United States, will be
a 11 vailed at Cincinnati, O., on Memorial Day.
It co3t $23,000, and is tho work of Iiebisso, who
designed tho Gen. McPherson statue at Wash
ington, and the Gen. Grant statue at Chicago.
Mr. John A. Leslie, who was Maj. McKinley'a
schoolmate, relates thatMcKiuley'sflr3t politi
cal work after returning from the war was to
enter into tha formation of a Yonng Men's
party, which was to bring certain much-needed
reforms iu Uiequiet littlcsottlementof Poland,
O. They succeeded ip getting it mado an in
corporated village, so as to give tho citizens
control of their atTairs, and then elected Leslie
Mayor. Nest they passed the necessary ordi
nances. One of these compelled property
holders to lay down stone sidewalks. This
occasioned as much kicking in proportion as
the McKinloy bill did afterward, but tho vil
lagers soon realized that it was a beneficent
measure, and it gays McKinloy his first endur
Miss Fhobo Cousins, tho well-known advo
cate of Woman's Eights, is dangerously ill at
Los Angeles, Cal.
The brilliant writer, Abigail Dodge f'Gail
Hamilton"), is probably dying at her homo at
Capt. Charles A. McKcvitte, of New Yort,
Chief Clork of the Pension Bureau, will tender
his resignation, to take effect Juno 1, and
doubtless will bo succeeded by Jo3oph M. Mc
Coy, of West Virginia, now Assistant Chief of
tho Board of Beview in tho Pension Office, who
has been connected wilh the bureau in various
capacities since June 10, 1880. Capt. McKevitte
will ho appointed a Principal Examiner at
$2,000 per annum.
The survivors of tho 2d Pa- Reserves held
services at the gravos of Gen. McCaudless and
Capt. John Taylor, of their regimonr, at Mount
Moriah Cemetery, near Philadelphia, l3t
Sunday. Schuyler Post, tho Sons of Veterans,
and other organizations assisted.
Lient. L. B. Baker, who commanded the
squad of cavalry which hunted down and
killed tho assassin Booth, diod at Lansing.
Mich., May 21, and at the ago of G6. Ho was a
cousin of Col. M. C. Baker, the noted Chief of
Capt. John Wilson, 8th Ky., who led tho
little baud of gallant men of his regiment who
climbed tho palisades" of Lookout "Mountain,
aftor tho "fight above tho clouds," and dis
played tho flag from the summit, to the great
joy of the armies around Chattanooga, died at
his homo at Station Camp, Ky., May 24, of
cancer of the stomach.
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1720 N". Y. Ave., WASHINGTON, D C.
The House, of Eepresentatives sat
down very hard on the President's veto
of the pension, to Francis E. Hoover.
The case was so flagrant that even- the
incorrigible Talbort, of South Carolina;
voted to pass- the. bill over tho veto-
TWO COMRADES PROMOTED
Elected Bishops of the Methodist Episcopal
Two mon who did good sorvico dnring the war
liavo been honored by election to high places in
the great Mothodi3t Church. After prolonged
balloting- tho Methodist Genoral Conferonco,
in session at Clovoland, O.. elocted as Bishops
D7. Charles C. McCnbc nnd Dr. Earl A. Crans
ton, both of whom liavo a National reputatioa
for learning, ability and good works.
Bishop McCnbo i3 the woll-known "Chap
lain " McCabe, WI1030 oratory, force, energy,
and personal magnetism havo mndo his namo
a household word all ovor tho country. He was
born at Athens, 0., Oct. 11, lSuC, educated aS
tho Ohio Wcsloyau Uuivoisity, ordained a miu-
C. C. McOabe, d. d.
ister in 1860. and in 1802 holped raise tho 122c!
Ohio, of which ho becamo Chnplain. He waa
a modol Chaplain, alway3 present with his
rogimont, sharing in every duty, nnd a per
petual fountain of encouragemonr, sympathy
and helpfn!nos3 for his men. Ho wa3 taken
prisoner at Winchester, Va and sponfc four
months in Libby. His lectnres and singing
did very much to make imprisonment mora
tolerable for his comrades. After his release
he rejoined his rojriment, bnfc was subsequently
transferred to the Christian Commission, and
was successful in collecting an immense amount
of money for that great organization. At tho
closo of the war ho returned to pastoral
work, but hi3 abilities as a lecturor called
him from that duty for work in a larger field.
Ho becamo agent for the Church Extension.
Society, and had phenomenal work in building
new churches, and in relieving older onos of
tho burden of debt. Next ho jv.ts set to
raising- money for missions, and in a3horttiraa
secured subscriptions exceeding $1,000,000.
His leaturo on "The Bright Side of Libbey
Prison" WAS nnn nf Ilfct mnah annttaar-t., I fln..
I and has beon eDJoyed by countless thousands.
Earl Ceanston, D. D.
Dr. Earl A. Cranston was- born in Scioto
County, Ohio, June 25. 1840. Hi education,
was obtained at the Ohio University, at Athens,
O., whoroho was graduated in 1861. He became
after leaving college a traveling minister of tho
Metho:li3t Episcopal Church. Heenlistedin tha
service, and rose to the rank of Captain in tha
lGth Ohio. His service in the Church after tho
war was in tho Ohio Conferences until he was
transferred first to Evansvillo, Ind., then- to
Jacksonville, lib, then to Minnesota and finally
to tho Colorado Conference, where ho becama
a Presiding Elder. In 1884, upon the election
of Bishop Walden, Dr. Cranston was choseu to
succeed Waldon as one of the book agents of tho
Western Methodist Book Concern in Cin
cinnati. Ho has had that position until now.
D-U Cranston has always held high rank a3 a
Veterans or the Country's GrninTo'Jt Array
Who Have Answered the Last CalL
Kerwin. At Toronto, Ontario. Canada. May
1, Serg't William Kerwiu, Co. G, 3d N. J., and
1th N. J. Cav., aged 57. ComradoKerwin was
in 52 battles, and was bugler to Gen. Lyon
when that officer was killed at Wilson's Creek.
A widow and children survive him.
Rockwood. At Waltham. Mass.r recently,
G. W. JRockwood, Captain, Co. A, loth Mass.,
Bousk. At Central Village, Conn., April 17,
Henry E. Bouse, Co. K. 1st Conu. H. A.,, aged
56. The deceased entered tho service Doc. 29,
1863, and served until tho close of the war.
Taylor. At Cohoes, N. Y., March 5, Eewia
Taylor. 12th N. Y. and 5lh Wis., aged 60.
Comrade Taylor wa3 a well-known business
man, and besides had held a number of public
offices. He was City Assessor at the. time of
iris death. A widow and three childreu.sur
Rose. At Springdale, Ark., May 11, P. T.
Rose, Sergeant, Co. K, 1st Ark., aged 53. Com
rade Rose was a charter member of TJ. S. Grauft
HouoHTArtiNG. AtCamden, N. J., recently,
Leander Houghtaling, Color-Sergeant, 4th N.
J. Comrade W. Frank Gaul, Co. G, 4th N. J.,
writes of Sorg't Houghtaling: "Allow me,
through tho columns of your valuable paper,
to pay a last tribute of respect and drop a tear
of regret on the grave of a brave comrade, who
was, through the indifferenco of his country
men, allowed to be borno to his last res tin g
placo in the New Camden Cemetery almost; un
attended. Not a solitary soldier of hi3 regi
ment attending the- burial, though there aro
many of them living in Camden and nearby;
not even a flag having been thrown over tho
casket. His record as a volunteer soldier was
an cuviablo one, none better, fow so good, and
horo it is from personal knowledge;: Serg't
Honghtaling enlisted" in Co. G, Aug. 17, 1S61,
and was shortly afterward made Color-Sergeant
of the regiment, a position ho held until finally
mustered out in Trenton, N. J., July 15, 1S65,
having served four years lacking one mouth.
He wa3 present with his regiment in charge of
his colors in all the 52 regular engagements ac
credited to that gallant regiment (Col. William
B. Hatch's), except when in hospital wounded.
Ho carried Old Glory at Gaines's Mill, Va.,
June 27", 1862, when tbe gIoriou3 old Fourth
with tho 11th Pa. Reserves were sent in as a
forlorn hope and sacrificed to savo tile army on
thoir retreat across the Chickahoininy, tho be
ginning of McClellan's full back from Rich
mond. Again, at Second Bull Run, South
Mountain, Aniictam, Fredericksburg, Chan
cellorsvillo, Gettysburg and through Grant's
W ildcrnes3 campaign, with SherMan in tho
Valley, back aain to join Grant at Petersburg,
ami in the filial wind-up at Appomattox."
PuitLiPS. At South Sioux City, Neb., May
13, Houry C. Phillips, Co. B, -ith Iowa Cav.,
aged 5G. Comrade Phillips wont to Nebraska
in 1873. Ho was Senior Vice Commander of
Banner Bostr303r at the time of his death. Ho
leaves a widow and oight children.
Every. At Tracy. Miun., May 5, Hownrd
Every, Co. I, 11th Minn. Comrade Every
never joined tha G.A.R., but mado request to
be mustered in only two days baforo his death.
James. At Almond, N. Y., May 4, Cyrus M.
James, Co. H, 111st N. Y., aged 75 Deceased
was a member of Post 226.
Scott. At Hornellsville, N. Y., May 10,
Capt. Leonard Scott, 86th N. Y.. aged 71. Com
rade Scott enlisted Aug. 22, 1861, and was-commissioned
First Lieutenant. Aug. 22, 1862, ha
was promoted to Captain. Ha served a3 Aid
on tho staff of Gen. Daniel E. Sickles at tho
battle of Chancellorsville, at which timo ha
was constantly ou duty and iu the saddle fur 43
hours. Ho received: injuries that incapacitated
him for furthor duty, and ho was honorably
discharged OcC 20, 1863. Comrado Scott was
a member of Doty Post, 226. Tu was Com
mauder iu 1303.
Niles. At Willis, Mich., recently,. Solurnoa
R. Niies, Co. F, 24th.Mich. This-resiraoa t-waa
in. the- famous. Iron Brigade. Comrade Niles
was wouudod severely in thfffiratday'afighttHic
at Gettysburg, but rccovored and served util
the close of the war.
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