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THE NATttMJAIi TRIBUNE" WiEWSBSBgQ Off OS THDRSOAYv JOTE 11, 1896.
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WILDERNESS. By Brevet Maj.-Gen.
L. A. Grant, commander oj Vie "brigade,
and laic Assistant Secretary of War.
TEE BATTLE OF FAIR OAKS, OR
SEVEN FINES. By Maj.-Gcn E. 21.
Plaisted, formerly Lieutenant-Colonel of the
11th 31c., and afterward Major-General of
FIRING ON FORT SUMTER. A thrilling
story of a young Ohio mechanic who was
in Cliarlcrfon at the time, and was compelled
to join the rebels, hut who afterwards escaped
and served lliree years in. a Union regiment.
TEE BATTLE OF FOISON SPRING. By
Wiley Briton, laic of Vie War Department,
and author of " TItc Civil War on the Bor
IN AND OUT OF CEARLE&TON. By
JL O. B., a young Connecticut man, wJto
was caught in Charleston at the opening of
2BE CREAT MORGAN RAID. A True
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gan, by the Captor EimsclfMoj. Geo. W.
Hue, 9lh Ky. Cav.
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THE KATiOKAL TRIBUKE,
1720 X. Y. Ave, WASHINGTON, D. C.
Tiwj Irish papers are contrasting the
merciful li-eatmont of the Jameson raid
ers by the Boers with the severities
practiced upon the Fenians by the Eng
Tjiok Free Silver men gave vice-President
Stevenson countless invitations to
ri?e and remark, and now they say that
ho may keep his mouth shut just as
long as he Warned pleases for all they
Next Sunday June -14 is tho
anniversary of the adoption of the Flag
of the "United States tho proudest and
most beneficent standard that floats in
the sunlight of to-day anywhere in the
Elsewhere we give an admirable
article on the history of the Flag from
the pen of the gifted Isabel "Worrell
Ball, which shows an unusual research,
and brings to light many important
historical facts never before published.
Some years ago several patriotic men
and women began to make efforts to
have Flag Day made a pleasant anni
versary, and they have succeeded be
yond their hopes. The popular mind
takes to it with unexpected eagerness,
and Flag Day will be an event in many
more Cities, Towns and other places
this year than ever before. Owiug to
its coming on Sunday, it will be gener
ally celebrated on Friday or Saturday.
Everywhere the teachers in the schools
are taking a deep interest in the matter,
and bringing in readings and exercises
which will arouse their pupils' minds,
and awaken admiration and affection for
the banner of their country.
All this is pleasant to record. There
can not be too much of it The more
there is of it the better it will be for our
We have the most stainless Flag in
the whole world. It is not smirched
with a single act of injustice, oppression,
cruelty or selfish greed. It has ever
been the spotless emblem of a great, free,
lofty-aiming people, and is hallowed bjr
all that they have aspired to and
Our Flag is really the emblem of many
millions more than any other in the
world. "While England rules over about
300,000,000 people, much the greater
part of these are only tributary, and
they have their own flags and banners,
and give the English flag merely the
respect and obedience that their posi
tion compels. It is really the flag of
only the 30,000,000 people in the Three
Kingdoms, and the 10,000,000 in the
English-speaking colonies, or but little
over half as many people as hold our
m supreme reverence.
Russia has more than 100,000,000
people, but much more than half of
them are jiartially-civilized tribes and
peoples who sec in the Russian flag only
the emblem of their conquerors and
France has 39,000,000 people, but
her flag has changed so often in the
present centurj- that only a majority of
them recognize the tri-color as really
Germany has 47,000,000 people, but
her flag and nationality are only 26
years old, and each of the 25 States of
the Empire has its own flag, to which it
is more attached than to the imperial
The same is true of the 30,000,000
people of Italy. Their Kingdom is but
26 years old, and is made up of 69
Provinces, which for centuries had been
petty, squabbling, intriguing Kingdoms,
Dukedoms, Principalities, States, and
Free Cities, and they are but slowly
coming to feel that the green-white-and-red
banner of Piedmont is the standard
of their whole country.
The somber flag of Spain floats over
but 18,000,000 people at -home, and
9,000,000 in her colonies.
In the Austro-Hungarian Empire
there are 42,000,000 people, but they
are divided into two Kingdoms, hostile
to one another in many things, and into
a number of jealous, jarring races
and nationalities which give but cold
and reluctant obedience to the flag of
the Empire. The Hungarians have
their own flag, to which they arc devot
edly attached. The Bohemians have
theirs, the Croatians theirs, the Austrians
theirs, and so on.
The Star-Spangled Banner floats over
nearly one-tenth of the earth's dry land.
One-twentieth of the whole number of
the people in the world give it proud
and loving allegiance. Inconceivably
more men have fought for it than for
any other flag in existence. Many more
men have died for it than for any other
flag. That which it represents has
brought more happiness, prosperity and
moral elevation to a greater number of
people than any other flag.
These are things to be remembered
when we celebrate the glad anniversary
of the adoption of our National ensign.
Senator Morgan contiuues to lay
down the law as contained in the Re
vised Statutes to President Cleveland,
and points out the page, section and
I clause which he is violating.
THE SERVICE PENSION.
By the time this paper reaches its
readers Congress will probably have ad
journed, and the work for this session
will have ended.
Much to our disappointment and re
gret, it did not take up the Service Pen
sion Bill and pass it, nor has the Senate
passed the Pickler Pension Bill.
It is not of much profit now to discuss
the reasons which led to this. The rea
sons for the failure of the House to take
up and' pass a Service Pension Bill wero
the feelings of hopelessness in the minds
of a majority that the Senate would
agree to such a bill, or that the Presi
dent would sign it The Senate was a tie,
and the defection of the five Free Silver
Senators on the Tariff Bill was fatal to
any hope of increasing the revenue, and
very many men would not vote for any J
increase in pensions in face of a con
stantly enlarging deficit in the Treasury.
Had it not been for the indefensible
course of Teller and his four colleagues
the Service Pension Bill would have had
a good chance of passing both Houses
and going to the President.
This chapter having closed, what shall
Our advice, more earnest than ever,
is to "Rally on the Service Pension."
The principle of the Service Pension .
is unquestionably right Its expediency
is beyond doubt, and no one can dispute
that its passage is demanded by every
consideration of National justice and
In the beginning of the agitation for
a Service Pension we urged a rate of $8
a month. This was for considerations of
expediency, which we fully explained
at the time. The all-importan t consider
ation was to get something at once for
the 200,000 comrades who are denied
admission to the pension rolls under the
harsh and unwarranted construction of
the laws by the present Administration.
We believed a Service Pension of $8 a
month might be gotten through both
Houses and be signed by the President
where no other measure would have a
chance. This would give the veterans
something to live on while waiting for
limes to change and a new Administra
tion to come in.
These reasons no longer prevail. New
conditions now dominate. The next will
be the short session of Congress. There
will be the same trouble with the Senate
and as to President, but we will then be
on the eve of the incoming of a new Ad
ministration, and the influences will be
The thing to do now is to unite solidly
upon a Service Pension Bill with a rate
of not less than $12 a month. "We can
secure this beyond a doubt if we pre.
sent a solid front in favor of it, and
manifest a proper determination to have
Let us do this. Let the comrades
everywhere aud their friends lake up the
work of consolidating sentiment in favor
of the immediate passage of a Service
Pension Bill with a rate of $12 a month.
Let everyone be resolutely in favor of
this, and impress the same strongly upon
every present Member of Congress, and
every man who wants to be a member
of the next Congress. Let them thor
oughly understand that the soldiers want
this, and will be satisfied with nothing
less. Let it be made a prominent feature
of every political convention and gather
ing, and the attainment of the result will
Comrades, go to work zealously on
these lines, and victory will be certain.
Gen. Ghosvexoii has put in a probe
where it touches a quivering nerve by
securing the passage of a resolution in
troduced by him some time ago request
ing from the President and the several
Cabinet officers detailed statements of
the removals from office siuce March 3,
1893, the appointments since that date,
and the number of ex-Union soldiers
and sailors who have been appointed,
promoted, reduced, or removed. This
will be valuable information for which
the country has been yearning. We
apprehend that the President will reply
that it is " inconsistent with the public
interests " to give the information until
after the election.
It is just as well to have the financial
discussion take the shape it has, and
line up all the advocates of Free Silver
in one party, and all the upholders of
honest money in another. It makes the
issue clear-cut and decisive.
Spain seems to have some urgent
business at home. Anarchists amuse
themselves by throwing dynamite bombs
into peaceful religious processions, with
terrible results. She should begin re
forms with her police force.
It is believed thatrthe gold in sight at
Mercur, Utah, is farmore plentiful than
in tho South African't gold fields, and
that the product inside, of a year or two
will be mucli greater.-, - The deposit is of
much the same character as that in
South Africa, and is worked in the same
way by the cyanide process. This is
revolutionizing the production of .gold
all over the world, the same as dynamite
did that of silver, and there is every
reasonable support for the belief, as
The National Tribune has been pre
dicting for years, that gold will soon be
relatively as plentiful and cheap as
silver. The old slovenly processes of
gold mining are being replaced by new
scientific methods which save 90- per
cent, of all the gold the assay shows.
"Under the old methods it did not pay
to handle ore which ran less than 820
to the ton. Under the new, profits can
be made out of ore which runs as low as
$3 or $4 to the toil. At Mercur it
averages from 50 cents to $1 to get a
ton of ore on the dump, and not over 32
to work it, so that the cost of extracting
the gold docs not exceed at outside S3 a
ton. The ore runs all the way from $3
to $S0 a ton in gold contents, and there
is apparently no end to it. Six of the
principal mines have already 1,200,000
tons in sight, and this is only the be
ginning. The place is an abandoned
silver camp in what is known as
the Camp Floyd District, and
had at one time a population of be
tween 3,000 and 4,000, but which"
was deserted when the price of silver
slumped. -There are t now works there
which handle from 1 00 to 200 tons a
day, and an establishment is going up
which will work up 500 tons a day.
The population has suddenly boomed
up to 4,000 again, and it is expected
that it will reaqh 10000 in a few
months. The depdsifc has been explored
down to a depth of "600 feet without
finding any diminution, and every in
dication shows an output of gold similar
to that of silver by the, famous bonanza
The British Government is now en
gaged in bullying the Hawaiian Govern
ment to force back upon them one Ash
ford, who was the chief of the con
spirators against tlld Republic set up in
the islands. Aslrfbrd wtis taken redr
handed in treason, and -as to his guilt
there is not, and cnnn6t be, the slightest
doubt. The Hawaiian Government dealt
very mercifully with him when it sen
tenced him to banishment. It is an act
of insulting arrogance for England to
insist that he shall be taken back into
the country, and to threaten force if he
is not. We sincerely hope that the
Hawaiians will stand fast, and dare Eng
land to do her woist The Americans
are watching the case very earnestly, and
they will act with a promptness that will
astonish the world if England attempts
the least exercise of force. Of course,
England wailed until Congress was on
the point of adjourning before she made
P. M. Arthur, who has just been re
elected Chief of the Brotherhood of
Locomotive Engineers by a vote of 32G
to 86, is a labor leader whom the coun
try delights to honor. He is a man of
splendid brain power, as well as devo
tion to the real interests of labor, and
has built his association up into a great
power for the good of its members with
out a single Etrike or a collision with
law and order. The vote he received
shows how well he is appreciated by his
brother Engineers, ne is the very op
posite of such a conceited, dangerous
malefactor as Debs.
France's friendly leanings toward
Spain are explained by the heavy finan
cial interests France has in the country.
French promoters have been investing
hundreds of millions of dollars of the
French people's sayings in Spanish en
terprises, and Frdncli, companies own
three-quarters of Spanish railways, be
sides proportionate shares in the public
works, gas and electric companies, mines,
vineyards, and municipal debts, and
about $50,000,000 '6f the Spanish pub
.. . . .'ft
r " f
After 1892 certain, men -wanted to
have the whole responsibility of the Mc
Kinley bill placed on "Vm. McKinley.
They made him their scapegoat. He
had been their marplot Nobody else
had anything to do with it. Ho for
mulated the measure, all by himself, and
forced it through. Now these men are
loudly claiming that the bill was only
McKinley's in name, and dozens of men,
beginning with Gov. Dingley, of Maine,
are asserted to have been the real archi
tects of .the measure.
Consul-general FrrznuGii Lee
has had his first interview with Captain
General Weyler. It is said that the
interview was rvcry satisfactory." In
cidentally it i3 remarked that one of
the objects of the interview was to get
Xiermission to see Thomas Dawlcy, an
American citizen and an artist sent by
New York papers to get pictures for
them. He is in prison as an " incom
municado." TheCaptnin-OJeneral could
not authorize the Cousul-General to see
the prisoner, as it was against the law,
but he would try to iiavc the matter
arranged. It is hard to see how such
insulting shuttling as this could be
"satisfactory" to an American official.
It should have been made the subject
of instant and indignant protest. The
authorized representative of a foreign
Government ha3 the fullest right of free
communication with its citizens who
may be under arrest, and Gen. Lee
should have vigorously asserted this.
That is his business in Cuba. He is
sent there to protect American citizens
and to get the fullest information possi
ble relative to any of them who may fall
under the ban of the authorities. To be
allowed to see Dawler was not merely a
courtesy to be extended by the kind in
dulgence of Weyler, but an absolute
right, which should be instantly accord
ed. Wc hope to hear that Gen. Lee
has awakened to a fuller knowledge of
his rights and duties as an American
Tile French Government has an
nounced its definite intention to at once
reduce Madagascar to the condition of a
Franch Colony, and the rest of Europe,
with some selfish grumbling at losing
a market place, acquiesces in her design.
This shows the hypocrisy of the European
opposition to our interference in Cuba.
Madagascar 13 about four times the' size
of Cuba, and ha3 from three to four
times as many people. The' formed an
independent kingdom, which had existed
for centuries, and they seemed entirely
satisfied with their form of Government.
France had no earthly reason for interfer
ing with them, except that she wanted
their trade. Therefore she picked a quar
rel with them, sent an army thither,
overthrew the Malugassy Government,
talked for awhile about establishing a
Protectorate over the island, and now
ends by incorporating it bodily with
France, and subjecting it to the French
tariff system, which shuts out foreign
competition and reserves all the trade of
the island io French merchants. We
made a treaty with the. Queen of Mada
gascar in 1881, by which imports from
the United States were not to be taxed
to exceed' 10 per cent, but it is not sup
posed that the French Government will
pay the least regard to this. Our trade
with the island lias, however, been small,
while that of England, Holland and
Germany has been considerable, since
5,000,000 people, even though they be
semi-civilized, must buy an immense
amount of the products of factories.
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Time brings its own revenges. Four
years ago many weak-kneed, short-sighted
Eepublicans were denouncing Mc
Kinley as the wrecker of the party.
Even as late as the assembling of the
present Congress a number of Repre
sentatives held up their hands in horror
at the suggestion to re-enact the Mc
Kinley bill. This shows how little poli
ticians understand the people.
Caftais-Generaii Weyler still
shows a striking modesty about expos
ing his precious body to any possibility
of Cuban bullets and machetes.
We aro receiving letters from com
rades all over the country expressing
the utmost indignation that four Repub
lican Congressmen Wadsworth and
Quigg, of Ney York; Loud, of Califor
nia, and Eaney, of Missouri should
have voted to sustain President Cleve
land's veto of the Hoover pension Bill.
We were particularly astonished that
Representative Wadsworth did so, as in
general he is a very reliable friend of
Tuje Spanish troops in Cuba have not
been paid for over four months, and the
rent for quarters, etc., is far in arrears.
This is significant of the end. Spain's
attempt to recover the island' will end as
all her other attempts to recover her re
volted colonies have ended in financial
atrophy and military paralysis.
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1729 N. Y. Ave., Washington, D. d
Truth: Gen. Weyler, of Spain and Cnba, may
not be a dandy, bat tho unanimous opinion
seems to ho that ho i3 just too tilling for any
thing, especially where women and children
Tho bicycle is playing havoc with tho jew
oler, the livery keeper, tho piano maker, tho
watchmaker. Everybody soema to prefer a
wheel to tha tiling from these gentlemen
which thoy formerly delighted in. Even the
steamship companion complain that many who
formerly took a trip to Europo prefera cycling
tour of their own country. .Next to tho peo
ple who muke nnd sell wheels nnd tho3Q who
rido them, tho Good Roads movaajoutsecms to
ho the greatest beneficiary of the fashion.
VOC.Va WOMRS AS BAnMAIDS.
How far England ha3 jot to 0 in the prog
ress ol temperance- is shown hy tho fact that
Micro aro in London alone more than 1.000
I young women between theageaof 20 and 25
serving behind the bar who are dauhteraof i
men ranking as gentlemen. Of these over 100
aro tho dnrtghters, sisters, or nieces of clergy
men of the Church of England, over 200 aro
the dnnghters of army officers, nearly 200 aro
the daughters of physicians and surgeons, and
about 100 stato that their fathers held commis
sions in tho uuvy. Thera aro botween 80,000
and 90,000 barmaids in England, without
counting tho women employed ax bookkeeper?
cashier3. etc., in tho drinking .places. They
aro nearly all English. Kut few Scotch girte
go bchiud tho bar. and practically no Irish
girls. The experiment of having women as
barkeepers was tried in New York, bnt was a
failure. as well as'aroused a strong antagonistic
public sentiment,. oven among tho mou who are
in the habit of visiting those places.
C. Murray, a wealthy Englishman toolc
cyanide of potassium instead of broraido of
potassium, to euro 5ca-sickucs3. In an instant
Mr. Murray had no further tronbto from soa
sicktivs1?, or anything else on earth or tho
waters upon the earth.
A yoar ago Tim National Tribune gave
spaeo to a few lines regarding tho location and
decoration of Maj. Ned Brooks's grave at Ar
lington, the lines meeting tho eyes of cousins
in Minnesota, and of his mother in far-off
Japan. It may bo of interest to his- many
frieuds to know that a mo3t appropriate granita
block now marks hia resting-place. Simply
carved wtlh his namo, rank, and span of life,,
the stone hnuked with ivy and the mound with
green sod, no moro fitting and tasteful resting
place for tho ashes of a soldier can bo seen in
Arlington. The whole is under .tho special
care of an attendant. Hither came ou Me
morial Day a personal friend, himself a front
soldier, with his children, draping the stone
with a garrison flag and adorning tho mound
with palms and La Franco roses.
T. C. Evans, of Boston. Mass., tho oldest ad
vertising agent in the United States; and ona
of tho most successful, served his torm iu Co.
D, 45th Mass. Ho was doing a fine business,
and had a young family on his hands, but ho
felt that his country needed him, after the
Second Bull Bun, and. though ho bad previ
ously sent a substitute, he enlisted. He wa3
savcrely wounded in one of tha battles noar
New Berne, N. C, and is an earnest comrade
Col. John B. Brownlow, formerly of tho 9th
Tonn. Cav., and a son of tho noted Parson
Brownlow, is ono of tho District of Columbia
Commissioners to tho Tennessee Canteunial
Gen. Delevan Bates, of Aurora, Neb., baa
presented the Nebraska Soldiers' Home with
a sot of maps illustrating Gen. Sherman's
march from Atlanta to tho sea. These maps
wero niado by tho War Department and pre
sented to brigade commanders by Gen. Sher
man. At tho Nebraska Home a largo propor
tion of the members served under Gen. Sher
man, aud these maps aro dally consulted as
tho battles of tho late war aro fought o'er
Jas.QCellogg, attorncy-at-Iaw, 1129 Lumbor
Exchange, Minneapolis, Minn., thinks that ho
is probably the youngest man who carried a
muaket, and wn3 not a drummer boy. Ha was
born Dec. 12, 18-10 and enlisted Feb. 29, 1SG-1,
iu Co. G, 11th Ind.
Comrade T. C.Ingalls, of Derry Depot, N. H.,
publishes a card of thauks to Senator Galiinger
and Bepresontative SuIIoway for having se
cured the passage of a special pension bill giv
ing him $50 a month for the loss of his eye
sight from causes connected with his service
Cap t. Charles Burgess, who commands the
American bark Bonnio Doon, served in. the
navy during tho war, aud acquired the idea
that the Star-Spangled Banner was good enough
for anybody and any place. He mado a voyage
to Seville, Spain, recently, and upon hia ar
rival at that port tho United States Consul
called on him, and requested him not to dis
play tho Stars and Stripe3 any moro than he
could help, and particularly on Sunday. "Why
not?" safdCapt. Burgess. "Because tha pap-
ulaco might make trouble," replied tho Consul.
"You might riak.it week-days, bat-on Sundays
they aro all out, and they don't like- tho sight I
of tho Stars and Strip" jjfXU thtmore rea-
son for displaying them, then,' cried Capt.
Burgess.'- "And," be-say slnco ho returned,
"1 kopt my colors, flying ail the time."
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Tho triumph of the-Free Silver Democrats in
Kentucky Is complete, and they aro using it
rclentlossly to driva out of the pnrly every
mau who is not. of thair way of thinking.. In
the convention they polled 691 votes to 206 for
tho Sound Money candidate for Chairman.
They hissed every montion of the names of
Cleveland and Carlisle, and rejected all over
tures to a compromise with t h "Gold Bag?."
It wm decided to put np Senator J. C. S. Black
burn for tho Presidency, and Col. Wat P. Har
diu for Senator.
Tho Virginia Democratic Convention, aS
Stauntou, had a stormy session, in which
President Cleveland was alternately eulogized
and hissed. Tho Free Silver men wero every
where triumphant, defeating the Gold men by
a vote of 1,276 to 371. and adopting, the otiifc
rale, which means the delegation is to be solid
for Free Silver. Senator Daniol heads the Fist
Whitelaw-Reid camo on, last weak from Ari
zona, whoro he has been staying for his health,
to visit Maj. McJKinlcy. He denied that ho
was a- candidate for tho Vice-Presidency, and
said ho was in favor of the nomination of Thoa.
B. Reed for that position.
Gov. Matthews says that he is in favor of a
plank denonncing the goM standard as a bar to
tho return of prosperity.
Jndgo E. D. Crumpackcr defeated Congress
man. Hanlcy. of the Toutb District of Indian,
for renomination hy tho smallest majority on
record foar-hnndredthg of a. vote. Tho total
voto was 245, of which Hanley received 122,43
and Crum packer 122.32.
C. D. Vanderbnrg, whom the Populists and
Democrats have elected to Concres from tha
I Flr3t District of Oregon, is a high, officer in tho
Gen. Chas. IT. Gro3venor i3 slated as a mem
ber of tho Committee on Permanent Orzanlza-
tion of the St. Looi3 Convention. Senator J.
1. toraker will be on the Committee ou Reso
lutions, and Judgo A. C. Thompson, of.Ohic, on
the Committee ou Credentials.
The Georgia Democrats have given Hoko
Smith and tho Administration a terrible fall.
Of the 137 Counties in tho State ouly 10 wero
carried by the Administration Democrats, and
Hoke Smith's own County went agaiust him by
a majority of 2,500-
The Utah Democrats have declared for Frco
The Chicago Tri6Kiirsay3 that Tom Beod may
bo forced to take the Vice-Presidency by tho
unanimous demand of the party. Thero ia
something of the same pressure to havo Mark
Hanna take the Chairmanship of tho Republi
The McKinley men won a sweeping victory
at the Bepablican primaries in Allegheny
County, Pa., last Saturday, carryiujeevery thing
by a majority which may roach 30,000. Tho
Qoay men simply lay down.
About 500 McKinley men will go from New
York to the St. Louis Convention.
The Columbia Ciub of Indianapolis, a sesaf
politicul organization, composed of lawyers,
bn3?nes3 men, etc., numbering about 150. will
go to-St. Louis in a body, nnder tho leadership
of John C New, with the avowed purpose of
working for the nomination of Harrison.
Piatt reiterates that he ia going to St. Louia
sololy in the interest of Morton, and wilt m3ko
tho best fight possible for him. Ha denies that
he wilt attempt to secure tho nomination; of
Eeed far the Vice-Presidency.
Mark Hanna denies that anybody ha3 bean
selected a3 temporary Chairman, or that ho baa
had a conference with Joe-Manloy.
Senator Thurston, ex-Gov. Merriam, Got.
Hastings, Gen. Alger, Col.'H. Clay Evans,, and
others have beau boomed for temporary Chair
man of the St. Louis Convention.
Tho Arizona Democrats havo coma onfc
squarely for Free Coinage at W to 1.
Postmaster Carlisle, of Covington, Ky., and
brother of tho Secretary, has come out as a
Democratic candidate for Congress against
Gov. Altgold and his faction have deter
mined to throw over W. Ik Morrison, on ac
count of hi3 failura to coma out definitely
for Free Silver and will givo their strength
to Boies, of Iowa.
Veterans of tlie Country Grnuileit Array
"Who Have Answered the Last Calt.
Halc At Brasher Falls, N. Y.. May 14, Dr.
George F. Hall, 1st regiment Berdau's Sharp
shooters, and 14tb N. Y. H. A. Although Hall
waa not a member of the Order, he wa3 buried
by tho G.A JJ:
Fitzgeuald. At Festns. Mo., April 11, Jno.
J. Fitzgerald, Co. F, 23d Mo., aged 76. Com
rade Fitzgerald was iu the service over four
years. Ho was a member of Stewart S. Bell
Post, 513. and at the time of his death held tha
oflico of Chaplain. A widow and five children
Cordell. At Bentonville, Ark., May 13, J.
R. Cordell, Co. E, 33d III. The funeral servicea
wero nuder the auspices of Burnsido Post, 4.
Geeks. At Denmark Ore.,, recently,. W.S.
Green. Thomas Preston, of Denmark, writes:
"Green was an old soldier who had been re
fused admission to tho Soldiers' Home at Rose
burg, that institution being full; He had been
sick and a County.ch'arge for a conplo of weoks
White. At Aoborn, Me., Mar 20, Henry
W. White Co. C, 2d Me. Cav., aged 47. Com
rade White entered the service November, 1883,
and served till December, 1S65. He received
injuries by being thrown frora his horse while
crossing a stream in Florida, which resulted in
the loss of nse of one log, and was finally tha
cause of death by blood poisoning. He wa3 a
whole-hearted G.A.K. comrade, and was com
mander of Burnside Po3t, 47, last year. Ha
was a public-spirited citizen, and served with
honor iu the City Council, and was also a
charter member of Sedjjwick Command, U..V.U;.
Burnsido Post conducted the impress! veG.A.B.
services at bis funeral.
Crowell. At Natick, Mass., April 24, Sam
uel Crowell. Deceased was a member of Post
6. aud tho funeral was under the auspices of
Bkinbicruoff. At Auburn, N. Y., May 27,
of apoplexy, Dr. John D. BrlnberholF, First
Lieutenant, Co. G, 111th N. Y aud First
Lieutenant, Battery D, 3d N. Y. L. A.
SroTT. At St. Catharines, Canada, April 27,
of disease contracted in the service, Mark Stott,
Co. I, 4th Mich., aged GP. Comrade Stott en
listed in 1S61, aud was honorably discharged in
18(14. Ho leaves a widow.
Hoe. At Bogers, Ark., May 17, Jame3 Boo,
Co. I, 24th Mich.
McDaniol, Co. K, 117th HI.
Miller. At Unrrisburg, Ind., May 30, of
apoplexy, Georgo W. Miller, Corporal, Co. B,
9:M ill., aged 59. The comrade enlisted Au?.
4. 1S62, and was honorably discharged Aug. 20,
1S65. At the time of his death, he wa3 a m um
ber of Waro Boat 51b. Ho leaves a family.
Stewart. Ac Kidgevill, Ind., Juno2, Jacob
B. Stewart, Co. A, 147th Ind.taged 65.
B.vtcueldeb. At Haverhill. Mass., May 29,
William S. Batcheldor, Co. G, 35th Mass., aged
56. Comrade Batchelder enlisted Aug. 17, 1362;
was severely wounded at Antietam, and Feb.
14, 1863, was discharged Iy reuson of wounds.
He was a prominent member of Mutual Bolter!'
Lodgo of Odd Fellows, and a comrado of P016
47. Comrade Batchelder served iu the City
Council in tho years 18S2 and 1883.
Coan. At Auburn, Mo., receutly, Dr. E. S.
Coan, Co. D, 20th Me. Comrade Coan enlisted
July 22, 1S62; mustered into tho United Stitea
sorvice Aug. 29, 1S62, as a private for Co- D,
20th Me.; promoted to Corporal of Color Guard
March 1, 1863; served on thoCoIor Guard until
March 26. 1863, when ho was transferred by
order of the War Department to tho United
States Signal Corps, where ha served until tho
closo of tho war. Dr. Coan was a prominent,
business man of Auburn. He wasa member of
Burnsido Post, G.A.K., Sedgwick Command,
U. V. U., and other Ordors.
FlSK. At Huntington, Mass., April 17, Jason
H. Fisk, aged 53. Comrade Fisk wa3 a charter
member of H. C. Lee Post, 176, and had held
the offices of Chaplain, Junior Vice Commander,
Senior Vico Commander, and Commander. Ho
had also held County offices. A widow and six
Bicacket. At Chester, Mass., 3Iay 30, Win.
W. Bracket, Co. D, 27th Mass., aged 53. Ho
was a member of Gen. H. C. Lee Post, 176, and
had held many offices iu that organization.
Tho funorat services wero under the auspices
0f tho Post-
A widow; two sous and two
daughters survive him..