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TEE VERMONT BRIGADE IN TEE
WILDERNESS. By Brevet Maf.-Gcn.
L. A. Grant, commander of the "brigade,
and late Assistant Secretary of War,
TEE BATTLE OF FAIR OAKS, OR
SEVEN FINES. By Maj.-Gcn E. M.
Flaistcd, formerly Lieutenant-Colonel of the
Jlih Mc, and afterward Major-General of
FIRING ON FORT SUMTER. A thrilling
story of a young Ohio mechanic who teas
in CJiarlcaton at the time, and was compelled
to join the rebels, but who aftencaf-Qs escaped
end served three years in a Union regiment.
TEE BATTLE OF POISON SPRING. By
Wiley Britton, laic of Vie War Department,
and author of "lite Civil War on the Bor
IN AND OUT OF CHARLESTON. By
M. O. B., a young Connecticut man, who
was caught in Charleston at the opening of
TEE GREAT MORGAN RAID. A True
Eislory of the Cajiture of Gen. John II. Mor
gan, by the Captor Himself Maj. Geo. W.
Rue, dih Ky. Cav.
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THE JEFF DAVIS DEMONSTRATION AT
Richmond, Ya., is in the throes of
preparation for an unprecedented dem
onstration in honor of Jeff Davis, June
30 and July l,wben the corner-stone
will be laid for a monument to the
The whole South is being'stirrcd up
over the affair ; all the ex-rebel soldiers
who can be gotten will be present, free
transportation being furnished for thou
sands who are unable to pay their own
way; there will be a monster Reunion of
those who once wore the gray ; the city
Avill be profusely decorated, hosts of the
leading men in the South will flock
thither, and nothing will be spared. to
make the affair far surpass any previous
oneof the kind in the South since the
close of the war.
There are two strong influences at
work in promoting this demonstration.
The first is commercial,, the second
As we have before stated, Richmond
is feverish to secure and control the
trade of the South; especially that of
the eastern seaboard. She has two
strong competitors for this, Baltimore
and Atlanta. New York, Philadelphia,
and Boston are also strong rivals.
Richmond hopes to help liold her own
against them by appealing to Southern
sentiment. This is an old idea among
Southern business men, aud has done as
much as any one thing -to throw them
to the rear in their competition with
Northern business men. They have
always wanted to build "Southern"
shoe factories, "Southern "-sugar refin
eries, "Southern" cotton mills, and sell
inferior goods for higher prices, just be
cause they were "Southern." Rich
mond believes that she can eclipse Bal
timore and Atlanta in the trade of Vir
ginia, the Carolina, and Georgia by
making herself the Mecca the sacred
citv of rebeldom. She is working this
idea for every cent that it is worth, and
rarely lets a year go 113 without a new
scheme to advertise herself as the only
real, true, original Jacob's rebel city in
the South. She claims that the "Yan
kees " have gotten control of Baltimore
and Atlanta, and the only pure, unde
fined temple that the late lamented
Southern Confederac' has stands upon
the banks of the historic James.
This is the commercial side of the
demonstration. The political side is to
make a might3T effort by getting the
quondam " Johnnies " together, and re
viving the old-time memories and asso
ciations, to restore the Solid South, by
winning them back to their political
allegiance. Hence this hurrah that-ex-tends
from one end of the late so-called
Southern Confederacy to the other
this labor to have a grand rush into
Richmond of men from Texas, Florida,
Louisiana, Arkansas, and all the nearer
States, just as they did in May, 1861
when they dragooned Virginia into
It is found much harder work to get
up a furore over Jeff Davis than over
Lee. While Lee, we think without ex
cuse, drew his sword against the Flag he
had solemnly sworn to defend, and was
the soul of the rebellion for 3Tears, it must
be admitted that outside of this he was
a fine, manly character. He was brave,
devoted, and a General of high talents.
Admitting that he believed himself to be
right which it is hard to do he cer
tainly fought bravely and skillfully for
Nothing of this kind can be said in
favor of Jeff Davis. He was, beyond
all question, a cold-blooded, exceeding!)'
selfish man, and a designing, unscrupu
lous politician. Not a single warm
hearted, generous act can be pointed to
in the course of his whole career. He
had absolute!)' no thought or care for
anything that did not lead toward his
own personal interests. A more thor
oughl)' heartless man does not appear in
the pages of history.. With all their
gush the rebel eulogists have never been
able to claim for him any touch of mag
nanimity, moral exaltation, or sacrifice
for the good of others. The)' cannot
claim for- him a single act of mercy or
generous long suffering. He had no
friends merely associates and tools. He
was the foremost of a ring of conspira
tors who deliberately plotted the rebel
lion, and forced it upon the country,
utterly regardless of the multitudinous
sorrow and suffering it was certain to
J entail. Davis carefully avoided all possi
ble share in that suffering, lie exposed
himself to none of the dangers which his
dupes had to confront. He fed as well and
slept as softly during the war as he ever
had, and his suffering was confined to
mortification at the failure of his plans,
and the ignominy heaped upon him.
His letters in possession of the War De
partment show that even in the tem
pestuous days when Richmond was being
evacuated, his deluded followers were
being devoured by the anguish of dis
pair, and the city being swept by a con
flagration, he was mainl)' solicitous about
getting his favorite saddle horses aud
other personal property safely out of
the doomed city.
It is very difficult to make such a
man venerated as a hero aud martyr.
All the florid rhetoric of the eulogists
.of the rebellion cannot conceal the ugl)'
facts of Jeff Davis's career and person
ality. There are too many people yet
alive in the South who remember Davis
personally. There are too many indis
putable records. There is far too little
in an3'thing that Davis ever said or did.
The strong light of to-dav is too search
ing upon his deformed, repugnant char
acter to allow his being made a hero, no
matter how hard the unrepentant and
unreconstructed may strive to do it.j
Were they wise in their day and genera
tion the)' would expose Jeff Davis to
view as little as possible. They would
court obscurity and silence for him.
They may have some hope when talking
about Lee's soldiership and elevation of
character, but when they bring Jeff
Davis out on parade they know, and the
world knows, the)' are drawing attention
to a whiled sepulcher full of all manner
of wickedness, at which the heart of
SPANISH SOLDIERS SUNT TO CUKA.
If the Spanish people generally could
and did read which they cannot and
do not, since three out of every four (75.3
per cent) are utterly illiterate they
would be startled by the figures in " El
Ano Politico" (the political year),a book
just published at Madrid by a member
of the Cortes, Senor Solderilla, in which
the following estimate is made, from
official sources, of the number of men
sent to the field against the patriots by
the Spanish Government:
Spanish regular troops in Cuba
when the revolution broke out,
Feb. 24, 1S93 . . .
First expedition from Spain . . .
Sixth expedition ........
Eighth expedition .
Troops at Porto Jlico sent to Cuba .
Cavalry detachment paid by the
merchants at Havana . . .
Naval infantry incorporated in tho
Volunteers of Havana ' 2,000
Volunteers sent from Spain . . . . 2,500
Criminals pardoned m Spanish
prisons and enlisted as soldiers .
Reserves called out to Tenlnce tho
New reserves called out at the end
of 1895 8,000
Total men 172,29:5
To these may be added the expedi
tion of 10,000 men sent to the island in
February, 189G, and not included in
the estimate of Senor Solderilla, which
refers to the year 1895, and the 50,000
volunteers employed for the garrison of
Havana and the principal towns of
Thus, unless disease has made fright
ful havoc, the Spaniards should have a
total of 239,29G men under arms on the
As really there does not seem to be
more than 75,000 or 80,000 in sight in
the Spanish camps, it becomes probable
that the old corrupt system maintains
itself in the Spanish army, and the offi
cers are receiving pay for the services,
food, clothing, transportation, arms,
barracks, etc., of tens of thousands of
men who only exist on paper.
This sort of thing prevailed all over
Europe prior to the French Revolution,
and helped greatly to give the astonish
ing victories which the French won over
their enemies. The Republican armies
of France were real armies, where 1,000
men on the rolls counted for something
like 1,000 men, while 1,000 men in
another army might not actually mean
50 put upon the battlefield. The result
of the Napoleonic wars were sweeping
reforms everywhere but in Spain,
Russia, and some minor countries,
which never reform. It is this cor
ruption which has sapped out the heart
It is hopelessly incurable, for the peo
ple are kept too ignorant to ever learn
the truth. The onlv thin" that could
save Spain would be free schools and
compulsory education, and this she will
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THE ST. LOUIS CONVENTION.
As we go to press Tuesday noon
the Republican Convention at St. Louis
is organizing and getting ready for work.
There is no doubt about anvthing that
it will do, oxcept as tb the selection for
the candidate for the. Vice-Presidency.
The nomination of Maj. McKinloy on
the first ballot has been A forcgonq con
clusion for weeks, and also that the
platform would declare for a return to
the Melvinley theory of Protection, for
an inflexible adherence to the Gold
standard, at least until international
agreement decided upon binielalism, for
a liberal pension policy, and for a vig
orous foreign policy.
On this platform Maj. McKinlcy will
sweep the country by probably the
biggest majority ever given a Presi-
We shall discuss the matter at length
in next week's paper.
The report of the Adjutant for the
Maryland Division for -the quarter
ended March 31, 189G, shows that a
slight gain had been made by the rein
statement of one Camp with a member
ship of 27, and the muster-in of 12 new
members, but that this had been offset
by the suspension of four Camps with
113 members, leaving a total of 25
Camps in good standing, with a mem
bership of 491. The Division of Mary
land should make a better showing than
this. It should have as many thousand
members as it now has hundreds, and it
can before the end of "the year, if the
brethren will go at work with zeal and
intelligence to build up their splendid
Order. Let them study the methods of
other societies, and get practical hints
and ideas, which they can employ with
effect. The very best 'element in the
State are the sons of -r the men who
fought to preserve the TJimon These
young men arc alrcitfTyj' united by ties
Such as 110 others art1: and they should
be brought closer together; in an Order
which will be of the greatest benefit to
themselves and the wlioe community.
Go to work, brethren ,witH a determina-
tion to have your -Division number
. l Mi .
10,000 before another -y-etir. You can
do it, if you will. f
The House was abj;ptoishow that the
President was as .badlyrjvJonned as to
the River and HarbbiBjlI as' he ha3
been in regard to ponsioH&'he'has" vetoed;
It pointed out that of tlie total of 417
items of appropriations but 27 were new,
the rest being for works which have been
going on for years, and which have been
repeatedly approved by the Executive.
The Committee asserts that Mr. Cleve
land's statement that private persons had
already contracted to do part of the
work "is wholly without foundation."
Where he claims that an immediate ex
penditure of 01 4,000,00fJ is called for it
is shown that the amount is only $12,
021,800; and the maximum amount
that can be exjiended in any one year is
but $1G,700,000, instead of 820,000,000,
as the President said. Josh Billinns
used to say that "It is better for some
folks not to know so much, than to know
so many things that aint'so."-
Tin: Spanish Council of War has de
cided to suspend warlike operations in
Cuba, owing to the rainy season having
set in. This means practically the end
of the war, for the Spanish treasury is
already groaning under the heavy bur
den of maintaining the troops in Cuba.
They can do nothing now until next
Winter, when it will be found that the
'Spanish Government will be unable to
infuse any new life into the work-of
subjugation. This is the invariable
history of Spain's " wars " against her
A HIGH TESTIMONIAL.
Gen. H. V. Boynton is acknowledged
everywhere as the higliest authority on
anything pertaining ?td the history of
the Army of the Cumberland. This is
his unsolicited tcstiniqny .'to John Mc-
Elroy's "Life of Gen. Thomas":
JiIk. John MoElhoy: I have read your
"Life of Gen. Thomas" with deep interest.
I think it is the best paficr 1 have seen on
him. Yours, W. V. JJoyxton.
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, TnK SERVICE TENSION.
Now is tho time to begin getting in
effective work for a general Service Pen
sion of not less than S12 a month.
The ureatcst work must be done in the
way of shaping public opinion in favor
of such a measure. To this every com
rade should address himself. He should
sec that the subject is brought up at
every political and soldier gathering,
and fully discussed. He need not be
afraid of such a discussion. The argu
ments in favor of a Service Pension are
so strong and unanswerable that it will
gain every time the subject is brought
up. Even those comrades who arc in
receipt of larger pensions will gain in
directly by having the Service Pension
adopted, for their own pensions will bo
put on a more secure basis, and they can
show that if men are placed on the rolls
for service alone, they who received
wounds and disabilities should receive
Therefore, let every comrade put his
hand to the wheel and help along all
that he can in favor of molding public
sentiment in the direction of a general
Service Pension. Let us make a cam
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5EN. SHERMAN'S MEMOIRS.
This week's installment of "The Per
sonal Memoirs of Gen. W. T. Sherman"
! deals with an important step in his life
his return to California to enter into
the banking business.
Things moved rapidly in those days,
and the Army became too dull for a
man of his active, sanguine tempera
ment. The intense, far-reaching activity
in the new Land of Gold appealed to
him much more stronp-lv than the dull
routine of receiving proposals and issu
ing supplies in the Commissary Depart
ment. The General doe3 not hesitate
to tell a good joke at his own expense,
as in the case of the ladies whom he
gallanted over the long journey by the
way of the Isthmus of Panama.
The next installment will tell of his
experience in the banking business dur
ing the htfstliug days just before the
panic of 1S57.
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McICINLKY McKINLEY McKINLEY.
We will send 100 copies to any ad
dress, postage prepaid, for S3. Ought
to sell 100 in a short time in almost any
Caitain-General Weyler still
palavers around about releasing Artist
Dawley and allowing Consul-General
Lee to see other American citizens as "a
matter of grace." Gen. Lee cannot stop
this nonsense too soon for his own credit.
He has not been sent to Cuba to ask
favors, but to demand justice and fair
dealing. He lias the most absolute
right, as the authorized representative of
the United States, to see at once every
American citizen who may,be arrested,
under any pretext whatever, to see him
alone, without the presence of Spanish
officials, and to demand the immediate,
unconditional release of such as are un
lawfully arrested. Let him inform
Captain-General Weyler of this in
plain, unmistakable "United States,"
and incidentally allude to the fact that
there is quite an American fleet an
chored around Fortress Monroe ready
to back up his requests.
Reports come from Havana of a
"desperate battle" at Nojasa, in which I
5,000 Cubans were engaged and several
thousand Spaniards. The battle is said
to have lasted 42 hours, with a loss to
the Cubans. of over 500; whilo tlie
Spaniards lost but four men killed and
two officers and 32 men wounded. The
Spaniards can lie, if they can do nothing
else. ' '
Alkali Iko (tearing mhdly into tlio saloon)
Whnr's that monntnin-oater that said ho
could lick any man in town?
Citizen points him out.
Alkali Iko (making a rush) A-r-r-a-h there,
Blovvlinrd, I'vo got ycr now.
Blowhard (coolly) Hold on, Ike; have a.
Alknli Iko (cooling oft" snddeuly) I'll take
it all back, Blowhard. I w3 only jokin', any
Parent Well, my son, I suppose you forgave
your plnymnto for snowballing you yesterday?
Young America Yes; but I licko'I him first.
I think a good doal nioro of tho yonng Era
poror of Germany sinco ho rcfitsod to attend
tho regatta of tho Berlin Yacht Club because it
took placoon Sunday.
Tho mo3t doliciously absurd of tho old bal
lads was ''Lord Lovcl." Jt obtained a deeper
hold on tho minds oftho people than any
other, and was sun;: by millions of oar great
grandfathers and great-srandmothors for a cen
tury beforo wo camo into existence. Its au
.thor is unknown. Itrnti3:
Lord Lovell ho Mtnod nt bis cattle cate,
A-coritbitt(; lii niilk-wliite Meot.
When npcAine Iuly Nancy Utile
To wish hiT lover good speed.
M Where nro yoti jjoincr. Lord Lovcl?" she said;
"O, where are ynu coing? " Maid she;
"I'm coinjr. my L-mIj- Nnncy Ik-llc.
Strange countries f.r to see."
"When will you he bnck. Lord Lovel?" she said;
" 0, when will yon come back ? " said alic;
"In n yenr or two, or three nt the moat.
I'll return to my fair Nnncy." ,
Rut he had not bscn gone a year and a day,
Strniicc couutrit'.i for to tee.
When hiuguithiug thought came into his head
Iidy Nancy Helle he woidd go sec.
So he rode and ho rodo on tho milk-white steed
Till be mine to London Town.
And thero he heard St. I'uncriii wU,
And the people nil mourning round. . s
"O. what is the mivtter;" Lord Lovel he said;
"O, what is tho mnlter?" said he;
"A lord's lady is dead," n woman replied.
"And some call her the Lady Nnncy."
So lie ordered tlie grave to bo opened wide,
And the shroud he turned down.
Anil thero ho kl-oed her ctny.cotd lips
Till tho tcnr.i came trickling down.
Lndy Nnncy she died ns it might be to-day,
Lord Lovel he died as to-morrow;
Lady Nnncy she died out of pure, pttrc grief,
Lord Lovel he died out of sorrow.
Lady Nnncy was laid in S. Pnncrns Church,
Lord Lovel wns Inid in the choir.
And out of her bosom there crew a red roso
-And out of her lover's n brfer.
Thoy grew and they grew to the church-steeple's
And then they could grew no higher.
S' there they entwined in a true lover's knot,
i?ur all lovers true to ndmire.
The most recent thing about tho Roentgen
rays is that somo of tho blind may bo made to
see them, though they are invisible to the see
ing eye. This is explained by tho fact that thoy
will not pas3 through louses. An experiment
was tried with a girl who had the lenses of her
loft eye removed, and it wa3 found that sho
could see tlie rays perfectly, whilo with her
sound right eyo sho could soe nothing. It 13
thought that an arrangement can be made by
which the rays can bo seen with tho eyes shot.
TOr.NADOKS FOK 1-1 YEATtF.
Of course, thero aro lota of men who never
heard of such "astonishing loss of life a3 has
been caused by tho wind this year," and thoro
arc among them those who think that this por
tends awful things, all the way from Divine
wrath at tho growth of sin and wickedness, to
tho actual destruction of the world. A good an
swer to these croakers is tho records which the
Chicago Tribune has kept of tho I033 of Ufa by
wind for tho last 1-1 years. It runs thus, the
figures for 1S9G being thoso for tho first five
months of the year:
3S32 --- 369 1890 - - - 922
1883 - - - SOD 1891 ... 133
1831 - - - 678 1892 - - - 418
1333 - - - 111 1593 ... 4,462
1886 - - - 212 1694 - - - 517
1SS7 - - - 183 1S93 - - - 410
1833 - - - 517 189G - - - 835
18S9 v. - - 163
The I033 of lifo in 1893 was dne to terrible
Gulf storms. The St. Lonis storm was no worse
thau many others of recent years in Missouri
and Kansas, but it happened to strike a popu
lous city, whero the others have spent their
forco upon thinly-inhabited country.
Boston Herald: Tho Honest Money Demo
crats rely on Faith, Hope and Harrity, aud the
least of theso, apparently, is Harrity.
St. Jo'opli (Mo.) Herald: Here is a ticket
that ought to suit tho ' boys." It is Boies and
Tho program for tho great Jefferson Davis
celebration at Richmond says that ou tho even
ing of July 1, a monster chorus of 500 voices
will sing "Dixie," "When This Cruel War Is
Over," and "as many otbor familiar Confed
erate airs as can be crowded into the evening."
"Dixie" and ' Whon This Cruel War Is Over"
were both stolen from tho North, like the guus
and tho powder with which the rebels fought.
"CYCLONES" AND "TOItNADOES."
It is a mistnko to call tho windstorms in thi3
country ''cyclones." They aro really torna
does, a much more torrible form. Cyclones
aro tropical storms, and novor appoar in tho
Temperate zones. They depend upon tho
difference in tetnporaturo of great masses of
air, and consequently extend over a wide
stretch, from 500 to 1,500 miles in breadth.
The winds blow around in a circle at a speed
of from 40 to 90 miles an hour, and tho cyclone
moves forward at tho rato of from 25 to 35 milos
an hour. Tornadoes aro local disturbances re
sulting from differences of tempcraturo in
different strata of air. They are generally
produced toward evening by. the earth becom
ing vory heated during tho day and then
cooled down suddenly by a light rain. They
may bo only six feet wide, and from that up to
1,200. No one knows how hard tho wiud blows
during their brief continuance, because no in
strument has ever been gotten to measure it.
Trobably 70,000 nion aro'engaged in thi3
country in making bicycles, and 50.000 more
in making bicyclo sundries.
Thero aro about 4,000,000 wheelmen in tho
United States. That is, one in every 17 persons
Ono firm sold last year 263,427 cyclomoters.
Thero aro 250 concerns which manufacturo
wheels on a considerable scale, without count
ing innumerable smaller concerns.
Half a million wheels woro made and sold iu
1891, 750,000 iu 1S95, and thero will bo 1,000,000
sold this year.
Tho people of tho TJuitcd States will spend
this year for wheels at least $70,000,000. Tho
saloon-kcepors, cigar men, watchmakers, the
atrical peoplo and livery-koopers will lose this.
' Tho tailors complain that the bicycle fever j
hnrta them and benoSts the sellers of ready
Bicycle factories aro becoming favorite sub
jects of stack speculation in England.
The bicycle has emphatically como to stay.
Everybody in tho next generation will rido a
wheel, just as everybody in the West of tho last
generation rodo a horse.
TIIK UNXTK STATK3 HAY FXVKR ASSOCIATION.
3Iost people in tho United Stato do not know
such a society exists. I might as wcH confS3
that I did not nntil hut week, when tho mail
carrier laid on my desk a little pamphlet con
taining a report of tho annual meeting of tho
"United States ITay Fever Association." la
this country of ours thero is a growing ten
dency for peoplo to nnito themselves on all
sorts of lines of common interest, but it never
occurred to mo that tho sufferers from buy
fovor would bo moved to do such a tiling, any
raoro than tho consumptives, or tho sutTerors
from Bright'a disoase. But when I camo to
look Into tho thing I saw that thero wcro
unusual bonds of common iutro3t. The victims
of hay fever aro wont to flee to ptacts which
afford them relief, and to stay thero until tho
season of tho scourgo is po3t. This throws
numbers of them together for considerable
periods, and thoro is an intermingling, from
yoar to year, a3 those who try one place aro
moved to try another which is reptosented to
havo superior virtues of exemption. Then,
they discuss romedies and treatment, and 3uch
matters of direct personal importance. Tho
pampblot does not give the number of activo
members of tho Association, but it has a long
list of honorary members, Vice-Presidents,
members oftho Advisory Bonrd, etc., 3thcient
for tho administration of an association with a
membership of 1,000,000. Tho President 13
Hon. Tbco. W. EIHa, Springfield, Mas?., aud
tho Secretary. Rev. John Peacock, D. D., Phila
delphia, Pa. Tho Association has been in ex
istence sinco 1374, and holds its annual meet
ings somo placo in tho White 3Ieun tains tho
last Tuesday in August. The last meeting wa
held at Bethlehem, X. II., and the meeting
this yoar will be at tbesamo place. They 3eera
to have considerable fan at tho meetings, in
spite of the sober discu33ion3 of remedies, and
of places which are "exempt." They jollied
thoir Secretary ou account of his trying to
cure himself by homing out his noso with
caustic. A man who claimed to have been
actually cured of hay fever wa3 put on exhibi
tion as a miracle or an incredible liar. They
discussed all tho fad euros as to which they
had once been enthusiastic bi-chloridc of
mercury, sulphate of zinc, nitrate of silver,
borax, eucalyptus, menthol, cocaine, electricity,
ozone, and tho now panacea, "hydrozone."
Thoy collected reports a3 to tho experience of
Victim fit nllCil T;,;,,r lin n-rnmnt-
They decided that golden-rod will not bring
on bay-fever, but will keep up the -irritation
when ouce begun. And so on.
Truth: In Arkansas Slick-Head Sal Qnick!
quick'! Hurry up, young feller! I want a
'su ran co. policy on my husband for $100,000.
Bland Insurance Agent But, my go,od
woman, why this hurry? Won't to-mor-tow
Slick-Head Sal Ter-morrow bo blowed.
He's just stole a hoss.
London A nsicers: "And what 13 the name
to be?" asked the suave minister, as ho ap
proached the font with a precious armful of
fat and flounces.
"Augustus Chesterfield Livingston Snooks."
"Dear, dear," turning to the sexton. V"A
little more water, Mr. Perkius, if yot: please.".
Comrade II. J.Enright, formerly of the HI
Ohio, now residing at 6114 Madison avencT
Chicago, has an exceedingly well-written and
interesting account of the battle of Franklin
in the Juno number of tho M.tUand Monthly.
Comrade Enright's regiment was in the thick of
tho fight, and on the flank of the break that
occurred. Its steadiness provonted the break
from extending farther along the line, and ic
won honors in tho battle. Comrade Enright
tolls the story vory vividly.
The comrados of South Dakota aro deter
mined that a voteran shall succeed in the
Senate tho "Indocrat" James Henderson
Kyle, whoso term expires March 3, 1897. At
presont they are not represented in the Senato
by a man who served during tho war. Senator
Pettigrew having been too young. Eepresent
ative John A. Picklor, whose record in four
Congresses is groatly to their liking, is tho
leading candidato for Senator Kyle's place, out
ex-Congressman W. V. Lucas and Gov. Sbel.
don, both old so!dior3 with good records, ara
Tho Department of South Dakota, G.A.R.,
13 earnestly pushing Past Department Com
mander C. S. Palmer for Senior ViceCom-mander-in-Chief,
and will send a very activa
delegation to St. Paul to work for him.
Tbo oldest ex-United States Senator 13 Jas.
W. Bradbury, of Augusts, who has just com
pleted his 94th year. 0 is a Jeffersonian,
Gold-Standard Democrat, aud was sent to tho
Senate in 1316, aad later occupied a seat next
to that of Jefferson Davi3. With him iu tho
Senate wero Webster, Clay, Calhoun, liamitn.
Mason, Bon ton, Hale, Seward, aud Chase. Ha
thinks that Daniel Webster was the greatest
American that ever lived.
Mrs. Louise Barnuni Bobbins, Pa3t National
President, W.R.C., will give a reception to
Adrian College Alumni, of which association
sho is President, at her homo at Adrian, Mich.,
ou tho eveniug of June 21.
Votnrnn or tlie Country's Grandest Army
Who Havo Answered tho Last Call.
Bates. At Phelps. N. Y Juno 5, Joshua
Bates, Co. F, 160th N. Y., aged 71. Deceased
was a member of Murray Pose.
Stendek. At Colloge Poiut, L. I., Juno J, of
disease contracted in tho service. Christian H.
Slender, Co. B, 5th N. Y aged 76. Geo. Hunt
man Post, 50. of which ho was a member, at
tended in a body. Marvin Lodge, 252, I. O. O.
F., t ink part in tho services.
Berks. At Emporia, Fla., May 20, John
Leonard Beers, Co. G, 150th Pa., aged 51.
Comrade Beers enlisted Aug. 18, 1862, and
served three years. Ho was twico wounded at
Gettysburg, and once at tho Wilderness. Ho
leaves a widow and four children.
Buoughek. At Chicago, III., April 4, Oliver
Brougher, Co. F, 130th Pa., aged 58. Tho
comrade formerly lived in Cumberland Co., Pa.
Lacu.van. At Shippensburjr, Pa., April 14,
Gcorgo W. Lachmnn, Co. C, 4th Pa., aged 54.
Kksskdvv-At Uarrisburg, Pa., May 23,
Samuel H. Kennedy, Corporal, Co. H, 3d Pa.
Cav., agod 61.
Kknowre. At Bowling Green, O., June 9,
John A. Keaowcr, Sergeant, Co. D, 130th Pa.,
Holmes. At Waterman. Inrl., May 20, of
brain fover. Dr. William B. Holmes, Co. I. 1st
Ind. H. A., aged 56. Comrade Holmes enlisted
July 6, 1861, aud served his enlistment of three
years. Ho was with Geu. Butler nt tho taking
of Now Orleans; at Baton Eougo, Port Hud
son, and the Rod Iltver campaign, under Gen.
Banks. Ho was actively engaged iu the prnc
tico of medicine whon stricken with tho fover.
He was a charter member of Allatoona Post.
407. Tho nunual Memorial sermon of May 21
was also his funeral sermon. He was buried
in Silver Island Cemetery by his comrades.
Heijt. At Union, Mo., April 18, John Fred
erick Hein, Battery C, 1st ilo. L. A. Ha
leaves a family.
BEKGKSErr. At Norway, Iowa, Fob. 16, of
heart disease, L. W. Eorgosen, Henshaw's llat
tery. 2d III. L. A., aged 63. He leaves a