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THE VERMONT BRIGADE IN THE
WILDERNESS. By Brevet Maj.-Cen.
X. A. Grant, commander of the Irigade,
and laic Assistant Secretary of War.
THE BATTLE OF FAIR OAKS, OR
SEVEN BINES. By Maj.-Gcrt H. M.
Plaistcd, forvwly Lieulenant-Cotonel of the
111 tfi Me.t and afterward Major-General of
FIRING 02? FORT SUMTER. A thrilling
story of a young Ohio mechanic who was
in Charleston at the time, and was compelled
io jmn thcrebeh, but who afterwards escaped
and served tJirce years in a Union regiment.
THE BATTLE OF POISON SPRING. Btj
Wiley BrlUon, lale of the War DcjHirtmcni,
and author of " The Civil War on the Bor
IN AND OUT OF CHARLESTON. By
J?. O. B., a young Connecticut man, who
was oattghi 'hi Charleston at the opening- of
THE GREAT MORGAN RAID. A True
History of (lie Capture of Gen. John H. Mor-
. gan, hy the Captor Himself Maj. Geo. W.
Hue, Oth Hy. Cav.
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SITTING MULL AND JEFF DAVIS.
Last week some 6,000 of the admirers
and follower.? of the lale Sitting Bull
assembled at the scene of the Custer
Massacre to celebrate the 20th anniver
sary of that greatest achievement of
their dead leader. It is represented to
have been altogether the biggest pow
wow of any kind ever known in the
Big Horn country. All the surviving
Sioux who participated in the massacre
were present and given places of honor;
their tales of their personal achieve
ments in slaying United States soldiers
were listened to with rapt attention, the
scalps the' exhibited wete handled with
deeji interest, and eloquent orators ex
patiated on the glorious deeds done that
June day, when the gallant Custer and
267 of his men met their doom. The
old war-bonnets and insignia of battle
were brought out, and the exercises con
cluded with a grand ghost-dance and a
general singing of Sioux war-songs. The
telegraph reports that all the young
bucks were wrought to a, frenzy, and
there was much anxiety among the set
tlers for several hundred miles around
as to what might follow.
This week several hundred thousand
survivors of the followers of the late
Jeff Davis and their kindred are hav
ing a like powwow in Richmond, Va.,
around which city fell some hundred
thousand United States soldiers. The
two affairs differ mainly in degree, not
in kind. The spirit is the same, and
any comparison must result greatly to
the advantage of the Indians.
This is paiticularly true of the two
leaders in whose honor these affairs were
held. Sitting Bull and Jeff Davis had
many points of resemblance, and those
of difference are strongly in favor of the
Sioux medicine man.
To begin with, both found their
people at peace with the United States,
and desirous of remaining so, and both
artfully and malignantly worked for
3'ears to stir up hostilit and provoke
war. Both were successful for awhile,
both succeeded in having a great num
ber of men killed, and both saw their
people overthrown and terrible disasters
befall them. Both cunningly avoided
all share in the actual fighting when it
came about Sitting Bull stayed back
among the women and the tepees and
"made medicine," while John Gall,
Crazy Horse and Bain-in-the-Eace did
the fighting. Similarly, Jeff Davis re
mained in Richmond and fulminated,
while Lee, Johnston, Bragg and Beaure
gard met the shock of battle. Both
were cold-blooded, sinister-minded men,
without friends and utterly destitute of
generous emotions. Both were devoured
b' gnawing, unscrupulous ambition, to
gratify which they were ready at any
time to sacrifice their own people with
out mercy. Both died hating and re
viling the United States Government
and all who upheld if.
Of the two, Sitting Bull was the
nobler man, and will pass into history
as such. His people had possibly some
wrongs to complain of, where Davis's had
absolutely none. He merelT exaggerated
the grounds of complaint, where Davis
wickedly invented the grievances with
which he "fired the Southern heart"
While a man of much intellect, Sit
ting BulL was still an ignorant Indian,
and filled with hatred against a race he
felt was the natural enemy of his people.
All those around him had had their
minds charged from earliest infancy
with the stories of the wrongs done their
race by the whites. He merely played
the usual part of the demagog in minis
tering to and stimulating this feeling.
He did not deliberately go to work as
Davis did to change loyalty into disloy
alty, to pervert friendship into hostility,
and by artful lies, misleading appeals to
prejudices, and by wicked machinations
to array one portion of a people against
another. He was not traitorous or dis
loyal, because his mind could not con
ceive of any treason or disloyalty to an
alien race which had forcibly seized the
fatherland of his people.
He had not, like Davis, been educated
by the Government, against which he
incited war; he had not received its
pay and been supported by it through
most of his life. He had not repeatedly
sworn it allegiance and been honored
and trusted by it. He did not gain a
seat at lis councils in order to betray it,
nor employ the high places given him to
secretly plot its destruction.
From every light 4n which it can be
viewed, Sitting Bull was vastl less in
famous than Jeff Davis, and the meet
ing of the Sioux on the scene of their
triumph over Custer, on the anniversary
of that proud day for them, is much less"
THE ffAWOML TRffiME WMUSOmBR DS CG TBUBEOXY, JULY 2, 1806.
culpable than the more "civilized"
powwow witnessed thi3 week at Rich
mond, Va. t
Te cannot adjure the comrades too
strongly to lay all manner of minor
differences of opinion aside, and unite
solidly and enthusiastically this Summer
in the work of building up public opin
ion in favor a Service Pension Bill.
There are many overwhelming reasons
for this, which should be at once appar
ent to ever' thinking comrade.
In the first place we are all getting
old, and rnpidlf diminishing in numbers.
No time should bo lost in concentrating
for one supremceffort for an act of general
legislation which will bring the greatest
good to the greatest number. The Serv
ice Pension Bill is emphatically and
beyond all question the act which will
It will be of the greatest benefit to
every veteran and his dependent ones,
whether now on the rolls or not. To
tens of thousands on the roll3 it will
give a joyful increase of the rating
they now receive. To tens of thousands
of others it will irive a substantial basis
upon Avhich to claim an increase. To all
now on the rolls it will give the most
gratifying sense of certainty and security
in the possession of their allowances.
To. 200,000 who, waiting, heart-sick,
for the allowance of their claims, it will
at once without delay or soul-wearing
circumlocution give a fair rate of pen
sion, which will keep actual want from
their doors, put bread in their mouths,
and those of their little ones, and a
shelter over their heads. This yyill not
be the slightest obstacle to their securing
more in the future, but rather aid it.
All this will appear at once with irre
sistible force to any comrade who thinks
fairly and clearly upon it. He must
see even more strongly than we can pre
sent it the necessity for strong, persistent,
united effort on the part of all comrades
to secure this legislation at the earliest
Now, we earnestly beg all comrades to
lay every other scheme or project tem
porarily aside ; to unite heart and soul
upon this, and to work with one accord
until it is gained.
Do not mention anything else but
Service Pension until we have secured
that, and then we can join in an effort
for whatever more we want
This is the course of wisdom, justice,
humanity, and the highest expediency.
In brief, it is the only course.
Comrades, gird up your loins for a
great united effort
THE DANISH WEST INDIES.
It was a happy inspiration which put
the plank regarding the purchase of the
Danish "West Indies into the Republican
All thoughtful Americans have long
recognized that the safety of this country,
the protection of our commerce, and the
requirements of our Navy demand that
we should have a foothold in the West
Indies. Such a foothold would have
been of infinite value to us during the
war of the rebellion, and the actual cost
of not having it ran away up into the
millions. If we should become involved
in a war with any great European power
we simply could not get along without
naval stations in the "West Indies, and
would have to acquire them in some way
or another. President Jefferson's -mind
was centered upon having Cuba, which
he declared necessary to our National
integrity. President Grant went so far
as to conclude negotiations for the pur
chase Samana Bay, on the island of
Santo Domingo, the people of that Re
public voted for annexation to us, and
Denmark agreed to sell us her posses
sions in the "West Indies, but alL this
was brought to naught by the opposition
of that distinguished Mugwump, Charles
Sumner, who had the true Mugwump
hostility for genuine Americanism, and
for any man who had really done some
thing for his country. Hence hi3 per
sonal dislike for Grant, and his readiness
to oppose whatever he favored.
The Danish possessions consist of
three islands St Croix, or Santa Cruz,
St John and St. Thomas.
St. Croix is. the largest of the Virgin
Islands, and lies about 66" mile3 from
Porto Rico. It is 20 miles long, about
five broad, and contaias about 110 square
miles. Thus, it is not nearly so large as
a small "Western County. It has a.
population of 22,760, mostly negroes,
who speak English and cultivate sugar
cane, cotton, coffee and indigo.
St John is a. very small island, having
but 42 square "miles of territory and
St. Thomas lies 38 miles east of Porto
Rico, and is 17 Miles long by four broad,
with a population of 14,000, most of
them living at the Danish West Indian
capital, Charlotte Anialie, which is situ
ated on one of the finest harbors in the
World, and has an extensive trade.
Altogether, there are US square
miles of territory in the Danish "West
Indies, and 37,814 population.
These islands lie afcross the northern
entrance to 'the Caribbean Sea, and will
make admirable coaling and refitting sta
tions for our vessels cruising in southern
waters. They lie to the eastward of
Cuba, Jamaica, and Porto Rico, and di
rectly north of Venezuela.
NO AMERICAN TLAdS.
The descriptions of the decorations at
the Jeff Davis powwow at Richmond
remark the almost total absence of the
American flag. This was to be ex
pected. "We cannot understand how
any assemblage (to do honor to the
" Folded Flag " could view with pleas
ure or even complaisance that flag be
fore which it went down in eternal
dishonor. The two things arc as incom
patible as the Cross and Crescent, or the
traditional antagonism between the devil
and holy water. One has no place
where the other is. There is room for
but one anywhere. During the ill
starred existence of the rebel flag the
two never came together but there were
battle and bloodshed. One or the other
had always to go down. Peace only
came when the hateful rebel flag went
down everywhere, and dared not be
raised on a single rod of our territory.
Peace only came when nowhere- wa3 a
sword to be drawn-or a musket fired in
support of thafflag. Naturally, there
can be no harmony between them, and
any display of them together is re
pulsive alike to consistency and good
Not a little feeling has been aroused
in "Washington b' the announcement
that a body of youths from the High
Schools of the city were drilling and
otherwise preparing to' go to Richmond
ns "The High School Cadets." The
comrades of the G.A.R., and good citi
zens generally, felt ithati this wagan out
rage on the loyal ,sentiment orthe
Capital of the Nation. Every effort
has been made by the- W.R.C. and the
comrades to cuIlivacfpa,triotic sentiment
among the children of4the schools, and
the effect of all this woulcLbo .more than,
nullified by having a select body from
the schools sent to Richmond to partici
pate in ceremonies in honor of a man
who is known to history only a3 the
chief plotter and instigator of treason.
Many of the Posts of the Department of
the Potomac passed resolutions strongly
denouncing the contemplated excursion,
but without effect. The sentiment in
favor of having the boys represent the
Capital of the Nation at the disunion
gathering was too strong to be resisted.
Too many men of present prominence
and influence favored it, and it was
There is evidently some room for
loyal missionary work, even in the great
soldier State of Kansas. The South
Haven (Kan.) New Era says :
Private Soldier Grand Army Post at
Blackwell is having a heated controversy
with the trustees of the -Jimch at that
place. It seems that on Memorial Sunday
the Post made arrangements to hold their
services in the Baptist, but were met by the
trustees with the information that they
would not be allowed to display the Na
tional flag within the church. One of the
trustees was willing to have the Post inarch
in with the flag, one was willing to let the
colors be brought into the house, but that
they should be furled and remain furled
altogether while in the building, and the
third man objected to the flag in toto. The
old soldiers cut the controversy short by
going to the M. E. church and holding
their exeich-es there. That Baptist organi
zation evidently needs a new board of
trustees. There are but few places, and
should be none, in this country where Old
Glory is not a welcome sight.
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The English sent a surveyor and
partv into Venezuela ostensibly to make
roads, but in realjtyt to mark out a
boundary and line of defense, probably
to erect forts. Thej Venezuelans very
properly and very promptly arrested
them. There was a flurry of excitement
in London, but the good offices of the
United States were invoked, the sur-
veyor aud his partytwere released, and
the incident closetll 'through it all it
was evident that thev'temper of the Eng-
lfsh mind had undergone a change, and
is much more disp'os'ecPto a full rccogni-
tion of the MonrdeoDoctriue.
The pith of all the, political news of
the country is found Tn The National
Tribune. It presents it more fairly
and compactly than can be found any
The Treasury on Monday lost $813,
800 in gold coin, and 10,500 in bars,
which leaves the true amount of the
gold reserve $101, 322,393. Of the
withdrawals $750,000 was for export
Most of the shipments are to Germany.
AM. ABOUT MA.T. McKINLEY.
Everybody wants to know all about
Maj. McKinley, The very best com
pendiuei of this knowledge is The Na
tional Trirune Lirrary's " Life of
Maj. McKinlcy," by John McElroy. It
gives all the facts about the Republican
candidate in an authoritative form and
in the most compact shape. Sent to any
address on receipt of five cents. Thirty
copies sent to one address for SI.
. . "
Four years ago certain papers of the
baser sort could not say enough in ridi
cule of the efforts to establish the tin
plate industry in thi3 country, provide
more employment for our workingnten,
and relieve us of our dependence upon
England, to whom we paid 825,000,000
a year for tin-plate. Even the Secretary
of the Treasury did his utmost to dis
parage American tin-plate production.
Now the reports show that Pennsylvania
alone turned out last year 104,376,336
pounds of finished tin-plate, the value of
which was 04,237,819.42, and for mak
ing which the workingmen were paid
61,349,048.90. So much for the "tin
It is not for lack of officers that the
Spaniards Tiave failed to subdue the
Cubans. The repoit of the Spanish
Minister of "War shows that for the 13
months ended April 10 there had been
sent to Cuba 40 Generals, 562 Colonels,
Lieutenant-Colonels and Majors, 4,768
Captains and First Lieutenants, and
3,396 Sub-Lieutenants. The main
trouble is that all of these expected to
get rich some way before they came
home, and all of them fully intended to
Cuba is to have a strong taste of fiat
money. An order has been issued for
the floating of $12,000,000 more of
paper money, with threats of shooting,
imprisonment, etc., for those who refuse
to readily take it at par. The people of
the towns and the soldiers are in desnair.
Appap.ently the Boston Advertiser
know3 as little about- onr form of Gov-ernmcntj&s-'il'
does about pensions. In
discussing the possibility of an election
oFn President by the House of Repre
sentatives, it says :
There is a notable parallelism between
the method of selecting by the Electoral
College and by the Hoita'e. Inasmuch as it
new Congress is chosen every time a new
President is" to be elected, the probabilities
are that the party that controls the House
will control the Presidency.
This is as stupidly ignorant as many
of its tirades about pensions. Every
school-boy knows, .or at least should
know, that the Congress elected next
Fall can have nothing to do with the
election of the President. Should any
dispute arise it would have to be settled
by the present Congress, whose life ex
pires the day the new President is in
ducted info office.
The Louisville Evening Pod, owned
and edited by ex-Confederates, and sup
porting the Gold faction of the Democ
racy, is saying as hard things about the
'" Confederate Brigadiers " in Congress
as the Republicans used to. For ex
The Southern Senators are men whose
failure to establish the Confederacy did not
in the least shake their faith in their own
infallibility. Vest, and Bate, and Harris,
and Morgan, and Blackburn have never yet
been imbued with the spirit of nationality
which pervade- the new era of progress.
For a generation these men have been mut
tering and mumbling their sentimental re
grets and idle platitudes in the Senate,
ignorant of the fact that the country was
dealing with new problems and surrounded
with new conditions.
Send for !Nb. 11, of the National
Tribune Library, which contains an
authoritative life ofMaj.AVm. McKinley,
of Ohio, who has just been nominated
for the Presidency by the Republican
party. Price 5 cents a copy ; six for 25
cents; 30 for $1; S3 per 100. It will
readily sell in every community in the
The Spanish papers complain that,
after all, the feeling aroused by Cuban,
affairs is very superficial and transient;
that the people are beginning to vote
everything connected with the island a
borer and " hurry to the buli-fighfc, for
getful of the sorrows of the day, and
heedless of the shames of the future."
You should have a copy of Ko. 10,
Xational Tribune Library, contain
ing the life of Gen. George TJ. Thomas,
the "Rock of Chicknruauga." Tins,
grand hero's life is of great interest to
every American. Send 5 cents for a
copy and place it in the hands of the
children to read, and draw fresh inspira
tions of patriotism.
Those having TriE National Trib
une Library sets 1 to G certaiulywant
the next 6-7 to 12. Send 2o cents for
A HIGH TESTIMONIAL.
Gen. H. V. Boynton 13 acknowledged
everywhere as the highest authority on
anything pertaining to the history of
the Army of the Cumberland. This is
his unsolicited testimony to John Mc
Elroy's " Life of Gen. Thomas " :
Mr. John McEi.koy: I have read your
"Lifts of Gen. Thomas" with deep interest.
I think it U the best paper I have seen on
IE. V. Boystos.
The KoetnUche Z&itung, one of the
moit influential of German papers, sees
ro other way than to put Cuba under
the guardianship of the United States.
All The National Trirune Li
braries, 1 to 12, etc., for 50 cents.
If you want a porfsct knowledge of
the situation in Cuba, send for No. 9,
National Tkirunr Libra rv.
If each subscriber to THE NATIONAL
TRIBUNE will charge himself with getting
one new subscriber the circulation of the paper
wilt be doubled at once, and with little trouble
Let each subscriber try it.
by Tito, n. nnitic.n, v. a. army, dewvas, ii-
EnrTon Nation a r. Tkiucnk: In yonr paper
of date May Ittli inst. 1 find a partial answer
to my request for a copy of the words of tho
old song culled " If uli'a Victory," but as I do
not rucoguizo any of those yon publish as bein;:
the one to which' J referred. I will recite a few
of tho ver3cs that comu to my mind of thoso I
used to know and 3ing.
Tho Gtierriere. a frfjrnte bob!.
On the fimininK ocenn rolled,
Coriimniiileil Ity pruuti D.icrcs
Tlic Grandee "O";
Willi n choice u British crow
As n rammer ever drew;
He could flofj the Ynnkeei
Two to one so handy ' O."
The British shot flew hot.
Which the Yitnlecea answered not
Till they cot within a di-ttanco
Tlicy called handy "O";
Then says Hull unto hh crnw.
Boy, fei'dsco Tvhut we csw do;
If we bent thi.i uoniiint; Briton
We are the d.uidy "0.,r
The first broadside we poured
Cxrrfctl liiofr mtthunast by tho board,
Which made thfo Tofiy fricuto
Our second totd o well
That their fore and mizzeti fell.
Which donned the Koyl ETiiafcn
So Imndy "O."
Thoabovo is ail I remember of the old song.
THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE is the only
champion the soldiers hate among the great pa
pers of the country, llie lest way to help all
veteran is bjj getting' it more subscribers.
A new industry is the manufacture of glaia
tombstones, or " tombjjlassei," as the company
prefers to call them. The idea originated with
Matthias Pepper, of Ford City, Pa., who is
nsaistailt superintendent of a largo glasrf fac
tory. This was making some extra thick glass
for the bull's-eyes of large oceangoing veascbj,
and it occurred to him to mako a monument
to his mother out of a sheet of t!ii., one inch
thick, 13 inches wide, and four feet high. The
inscription is handsomely done by the sand
blast process. Tho monument was so satisfac
tory in every way that a company has been
organized to manufacture them. They can he
fn rniahed cheaper than marble, and they arid
inscriptions upon thorn aro practically inde
structible. Of tho 26,300 Italian males who arrived in
this country for tho year ended June 30. 1695,
21,000, or four out of five, had no trade. Of
the remainder, the largest number 1,820
were farmers, and tho next greatest number
Eo3ton Herald: They call this Banna Domini
Philadelphia North American; The Silver
men seem to have been the suiait change of the f
Thongb scientific meteorologists declare that
it is an utter impossibility, at the present stage
of the science, to predict the weather for longer
thau eight days in advance, almanacs which
profess to giva the weather for every day in
the year find an immense sale, not only in this
country, hut all over Europe.
To mako tho black skin of the negro three
thing3 are necessary great heat, strong light, f
and high humidity of the atmosphere. The
blackest inhabitants of Africa livo in Guinea,
where it is very hot and the rain is abundant.
In the arid portion of tho continout the people
have red skin3.
In the 13th century, when the English
laborer recoived but 18 cents a week wagesa
copy of the Bible'cost $150.
Mrs. Wabashaw: Or my. the paper says that
Burns-Jones isdead. I must go into mourning,
I suppose. Ho was onco my dearly-loved hus
band. Mrs. Pranicar: Which one, dear- third or
Mrs. Wabasha: Third.
Mrs. Pranicar: O, so far back 03 that. Well,
I think it '11 be enough if you leave off tan
shoes for a week, aud wear only black ones.
A Gorman paper contains this advertise
ment: "Any person who can prove that my
tapioca contains auything injurious to health
will have three boxes sent to him free of (
Indianapolis Journal z "Nerve,,r said the
enthusiastic man, ''Jerrold has tho most nervo
I ever knew one man to carry. What do you
think ho did while tho doctors were sawing;
hi3 leg oft"? " "Give it up," said tho man who
was listening with, ono car, and watchiug for
the car with both eyes. "He lay thero and
sang 'Just Tell Them That You Saw Me'
that's what ho did."
Sir William Herschel performed a really
great achievement when ho constructed a tele
scope which would show stars ao distant that
it takes their light 350,000 years to reach the
earth. But now-a-days we have instruments;
that will penetrate 10 times farther into space
than his would, and show us stars tho light
of which is 3,500.000 years in reaching this
world. It is now believed that the limit of
direct-seciug telescopes has been reached, for
the reason that though lenses, may bo made
much larger they must also bo made thicker
in proportion to their size, and thoy will thus
absorb so much more -light that there will he
no advantage gained from their size. The
hope of astronomers is in reflecting telescopes,
since larger reflectors will not absorb such a
proportion of light. Tbey bavo still greater
hopes of astronomic photography, which prom
ises better resnlts than can be obtained by
Throe hundrtd years ago thsEngMshlnnxuagd
was spokm by only 3.000,000 people. Today
fully 120,000,000 spoak it. These aro: In tho
Krittek 1103, 33,000.000; hi the Xswitwl States,
70,000,000; ORba1. 4,000,000; Wast Indies
Guiana, otc, 1,300,000; Australasia, -1,000.000 1.
South Africa. India, etc J2.580,W0. Ehj-HjU
U drivinutho Frencfj,odl of Egypt and Dutch,
oat of Sooth Africa.
Assistant Attorn ay Mclntyre, of Xow York
City, pays a compliment to American manhood
whan hasoys that ho cannot get a jury to find
a vardfetwhiah will sauteuco a woman to death.
2fo matter how much the member'? may Say
that they arc. not opposed to laHIctiiix tho
death panaHy en wemen. they will not, when
it com 93 to the pinch, rind a verdict In thai
way. Therefore he Is drafting a bit! prohibit
ing tho oxecation of tho death penalty on
Tho San Francfeco Argonaut, which is a com
petent eritic, Buys that tho best roportortal work
I dme at Si. Lonis for tho San Francisco papers
wn by Uol. Harrison Gray Qtfa, of the Loi
Ansofes Timir. Col. Otis was a salfctnt sohlior
in MeK in toy's own regiment, and dd soma
soldierly feats in Western Virginia, of which
hb cenirads speuk vory proudly.
Pr&f. Alex. II. McGufloy, whose renders and
spelforj wero studied during their school days
by hundreds of thousands of Tim Napioxal
Tjuboxr's' readers, has just died at Cincinnati
at tho'ago of 79.
Canton Sorosis on Monday held Its third re
ception. On this occasion Mrs. Lenoro Sher
wood sanjr gloriously. Ifor song's were: A bal
lad by Cowon. "Soupir," Beneberj:; "Unco
duld" (Impatience), by SchuharCv Mrs. Sher
wood is giving her Canton friends much pleas
ure by letting tkern hear hor beautiful con
tralto. Toledo Sunday Journal.
Gen. C. II. Grosvenor ha? gone to Karm3 on
legal basines?. He spoke at Manhattan Juna
30, and at Topeka July 1,
Adrian College has conferred tho degree of
Master of Arts upon Mrs. Loaiso Bamnm Rob
bins, Past National President of the W.K.C.. for
" distinguished ability and unselfish work for
tho advancement of humanity."
Gen. Philip D. Roddoy, who had conatdcrablo
reputation during tho war as commander of
Eoddey's Brigade of rebel cavalry, ha been
adjudged a bankrupt by the courts of London,
England. Ha was heavily loaded with Ten
nessee and Florida lands. Since 1370 he has
resided in London.
Corarado Joseph W: KTay's honse sfc Brook
lyn, N. Y., was burglarized during the absence
of tho family at the seashore, and about $1,000
worth of property taken.
Col. Wm. H. Bccrl, formerly commander of
the 17th P. Cav., died at his home at Pittsburg,
June 26, at tho ago of 59.
George Lake, Wis., is to be graced this season
with tho presence of ex-President Harrison
and his bride. It is said that they will spend
most of the Summer there, and thoy are" to ba
the guests of Gen, John C. Now, who has had
a Summer cottage thero for many years.
Last week Police Captain John Eason com
pleted 32 year3 of continuous sorvice in tha
Police Department of Brooklyn, and seems
good for many years more. Ho wai a momber
of the "Fighting Fourteenth Brooklyn " dar-
t ing. the war.
Veterans of tbo Country's Crandoit Army
"Who Have Answered the Lat Cull.
EnWAKD?. At Harrison. Pa., April 15, of
disease contracted in the service, Stephen
Edwards, Co. E, 3tth N. Y.. aged 55. Comrado
Edwards enlisted at the first call for volun
teers, veteranized at tbo expiration of his
I term, and was not discharged until Augii3t,
labor, tie was a member of S. A. Bailey Po3t,
Department of Pennsylvania. The funeral
services were under tho auspices of Thomas
Post. A widow and one son survive him.
Bdsck. At Terro Haute, Ind.r June 2r G. P.
Bunce, Captain, Co. M, 13th Ind. Cav., aged 62.
Comrade Bunco was a member of Morton Post,
1. He entered the service in lS61r serving
three years and 10 months. Ho was severely
.wounded at Perrysvillo, Ky. He leaves a
widow, three daughters, and two sons.
Cutler. At Dallas. Tex., Juno 5, Cyrus
Morton Cutler. Co. F, 22d Mass., Battery, C 1st
N. Y. Lv A., and 1st W. Va. Cav., aged 55. Com
rade Cutler was a native of Lexington, Mass.
He enlisted Sept 2r 1361. and was honorably
discharged in June, 1803. He was a member
of George H. Thomas Post, 6. and Aid-de-Camp
on the 3talT of Commander-in-Chief Walker.
Morgan: At Eutlodgo, Teuu.. Juno 14,
William L. Morgan, Co. Br 8th Tbun. Cav..
aged 51. Comrado Morgan served from Juno
10, 1S63, to Sept. II, ISG5. He wasa member of
Calvin M. Dyer Post, 47, and was buried by his
Caklis. At McLeonshoro, III., June 12,
Peter Carliu, Co. A. 87th 111. M't'd Inf.. aged
72. He was a member of McLeonsboro Post,
UrtLitAN'. A t Arapahoe. Neb., recently, Joha
Uhlnian. 7th IT. S., 3d U. S. Cav.. and 5th U. S.
Cav.. aged 75. Comrade Uhlmau was born in
Bavaria, Germany. Ho came to this country
in tho year 1S15, and soon after enlisted as
private in the 7th U. S., and served from tho
begiuing to the end of the Mexican war. Ha
afterwards served 10 years as Bugler in tha
3d U. S. Cav.durlng the wars with tho Indians.
During tho war of the rebellion ho served as
Bugler of the 5 th U.S. Cav., and was atone tima
Chief Bugler of the Army of the Potomac.
During: Ms entire sorvice, which amounted in
all to 25 years, he had throe horses shot from
tinder htm, and was three time? wounded. Com
rade Uhlnian wa3 honorably discharged from
the United States service in 1572. aud tho same
year located in Furnas County, Neb., whera
he was well known as a most honorable and
upright citizen. As a soldier his record wa3 a
most enviable one; with undaunted courage be
was always found at the front, and wherevor
duty called him. As a citizen ho was a man of
strict integrity, honest, honorable, and faithful
to his houo3t convictions and hi3 friends alike.
A widow, ono daughter and a son survive him.
Tho funeral services were conducted under tho
auspices of Garrett Post, 120. A siucero tribute
was paid the deceased by Commander A. H.
Palmer in his remarks.
Bo r. iks. -"-At Ithaca, O., Juno 20. Jos. Bolien,
Co. I, Oth Mich. Cav., azod 53. Deceased was a
member of Parmaleo Horn Post,. 622, Lewisburg,
O. A widow and three childron survive him.
Kkltnkk. At Ithaca, O.. recontly.Hamiitoa
IL Kcltner, Co. H, 93d Ohio; aged 58. Com
rade Keltner was a member at Parmaiee Horn
Post.622, Lewisburg, O. A widowand six chil
dren survive him.
PrratAif. At Yates Cityr I1U May 17, Benj.
F. Pitman. 2Cth Pa. aud 205tb Pa., aged 03.
Comrade Pitman was born in Fulton County,
Pa.. aud received his education in Fulton. Insti
tute, Eamsburg Seminary and Iron City Col
lege. He enlisted in August, 1361, in the 26th
Pa., and served threo years. Ho then re
enlisted in tho 05th Pa., and served nino
months longer. Iu front of Petersburg, Va.,
April 2, 1S65, he was struck with a piece of
shell aud incapacitated for two years. For
meritorious conduct and bravery he was pro
moted to Order ly-Sorgeant. After tho war ho
engaged for a year a3 clerk in a store in Han
cock County, Md. Then ho eugaged in rail
rnadins in Wisconsin aud Missouri weut to
Knox County in tho Spring of 1S69 and settled
in Eiba Township. He wa3 a Supervisor of Elba
Township at the time of his death. The funeral
services were conducted by binith Post. He
leaves a. widow and three daughters.
Mason. At Gibsonburg.O., May 30, of hear
failure, John C. Mason. Co. C, 6th TJ. fcv Cav
Death In liansom Xostr 303.
George I. Rausoui Post, 303, Department of
Kansas Kansas. City, has recently tost tho fol
lowing comrades by death: James S.Sullivan,
died May U ; Henry Hilgardner, died June 1.3;
Charles W. North, died Juuo 20.