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CONGRESS AND THE SERVICE.
Sr.NA-rn. Tho bill (3. 2071) grouting a pen
sion to Caroline lluddell White Las been 6igncd
by the President.
The bill (S. 3037) granting a pension to Maria
E. Baker has been signed by tho President.
The bill (S. 721) granting a pension to Jeanio
Urcnt Davenport has passeu both Houses.
The Senate has confirmed the nominations of
Cadets Edgar Judwin, Charles Keller, Herbert
Deakync, and C. S. Brotnwell to bo additional
2d Its. in tho Corps of Engs.
On motion of Mr. McPlierson it was ordered
that tho papers hi the claim of E. M. Hart, late
1. A. paymr. in the Navy, adversely reported in
the 45th Congress, 1S79, bo taken from tho flics
of the Senate and referred to Com. on Naval
The President has sent tho following nomina
tions to tho Scnato: A. C. Hensley, of Ky., to
be chaplain in the Navy; 1st Lt. W. II. Miller,
1st Cav., to bo A. Q. M. with rank of capt.,
Sept. 4, vice Mlltimore, dismissed. Tho follow-Iowlug-named
cadets to bo 21 Us.: K. B. Wal
lace, 2I Cav.: M. F. Davis, 4th Cav., .1. A. Ryan,
10th Cav.: M. W. Rowoll, 10th Cav.; L. J. Flem
ing, 10th Cav.; J. II. Wkollov. 4th Inf.; H. II.
Bandholtz, Cth Inf.; E. B.Gossc.Sth Inf.; Willis
UHnc, 12th Inf.; J. R. Lindsay, 14th Inf.; F. W.
Sladen, 14th Inf.: G. D. Moore, 18th Inf.; C. J.
Svmonds, 18th Inf.; Hugh Swain, 23d Inf.; F.
IT. Butts, 21st Inf.; F. M. Caldwell, 3d Cav.: F.
C. Marshall, Sth Cav.; H. M. L. Powell, 2d Inf.;
Peter Murray, 3d Inf.; P. A. Wolf, 3d Inf.; F.
B. Keech, 5th Inf.; H. T. Ferguson, 7th Inf.; C.
C. Clark, Oth Inf.; J. C. Fox, 13th Inf.; G. M.
Brown, lGth Inf., II. G. Lyons, 17th Inf.; W. O.
Johnson, 19th Inf.; H. G. Learnard, 19th Inf.;
V. A. Caldwell. 2oth Inf. The followluc cadets
to be additional 2d Its.: J. Hornbrook, 2d Cav.;
S. G. Jones, Jr., 5th Cav.; J. M. An
drews, Jr., Sth Cav.; II. D. Todd,
Jr., 3d Art.; James Hamilton, 2d Art.; A. C.
Merrlllat. 5th Art.; George Montgomery, 2d
Art.; W. C. Davis, 5th Art.; D. W. Ketcham, 2d
Art.; W. J. Snow, 1st Art.; T. B. Lamoreux,
4th Art.; W. F. Clark, 7th Cav.; O. B. Meyer,
1st. Cav.; C. L. II. Buggies, let Art.; J. C.
Reanard, 1st Art.; T. W." Winston, 4th Art.;
M. G. Kraycnbuhl, 4th Art.; C. C. Ilearn, 4th
Art.; F. G. Mauldin, 3d Art.; W. L. McNalr,
3d Art.; G. G. Gatelev, 5th Art. Additional 2d
Lt. J. J. Hornbrook, 2d Cav., to b2 2d It.; Ad
ditional 2d Lt. S. G. Jones, Jr., Sth Cav., to be
2d It.; Additional 2d Lt. W. F. Clark, 7th Cav.,
to be 2d lt.
House. Mr. Yoder, from the Com. on Inva
lid Pensions, reported favorably the bill (H. R.
11481) granting a pension to Edwin Bradley, late
col. 3Sth Ohio Vols.
Mr. McComas introduced a bill (II. R. 119C0)
for marking tho lines of battle and the posi
tions of troops of the Army of tho Potomac and
the Army of Northern Virginia, at Antletam,
The following bills have passed the House:
S. 315S, granting an increase of pension to
Mrs. Ellen W. Thornton, widow of tho late
Capt. J. S. Thornton, of the Navy; S. 3874,
granting a pension of $50 per month to Har
riett E. Donaldson, widow of the lute Rear
Adm. Edward Donaldson; S. 3005, granting a
pension of 50 per month to Sarah R. Bleecker,
widow of J. V. Bleecker, late payror. in tho
Navy; S. 3325, granting a pension of .i50 per
month to Margaret F. Smith, widow of Commo.
First Lieut. John Mills has been relieved from
duty at Tompklusvllle, N. Y., and is ordered to
proceed for duty at New Orleans, La., relieving
Capt. D. C. Kingman.
Maj. W. F. Tucker, paymr., has been ordered
to proceed to Fort Myer, Va.; Washington Bar
racks, D. C; Fort McIIenry, Md., and Fort
Capt. C. G. Penncy.Oth Inf.,hfts been ordered
to report for duty at Fort Porter, N. Y.
Capt. Kingman has been ordered to duty from
New Orleans, La., to Oswego, N. Y.
The quarrel between Gen. Brooke, command
ing the Dept. Platte, and Col. A. V. Kautz, Sth
Inf., comdt. nt Fort Niobrara. Neb., will proba
bly bo settled by transferring Gen. Brooke to
the command of the Dept. Ariz, and putting
(Jen. A. D. McCook in command of the Dept.
Platte. This action on tho part of tho Dept. is
not to bo construed as declaring. Gen. Brooke
i more in tho wrong than Col. Kautz, but Id Jnllu--enccd
by other motives, as the removal of the
latter would necessitate tho removal of his en
Lieut. Shanks has been ordered from this city
to Camp Douglas, Juneau Co., Wis., for the
completion of his duties at that post.
Second Lieut. D. C. Shanks, 18th Inf., has
' been relieved from duty at the Va. Agricultural
and Mechanical College at Blackshurg, Va., and
orderou to bpccuu uuty at uamp uougias, wis.
Maj, J. W. Scully, Q. M., has been ordered on
public business to Atlanta, Corinth, Vlckshurg,
.Memphis, and Shlloh.
Tho ordnance and fortlllcatlon hoard began
their regular monthly meeting at tho War Dept.
Tuesday morning. Tho new Fortification bill
requires that provision bo made for gun and
mortar batteries at Boston, New York, and San
Francisco, and this matter was brought up for;
consideration. The board has not yet repoitcd
the result of its deliberations.
First Lieut. Carver Ilowland, 4th Inf., has
-been transferred from Co. E to Co. C.
Lieut. Col. D. W. Flagler, Ord. Dept. has
been ordered from the Waterton Arsenal, Mass.,
to the ordnance proving ground at Sandy Jlook,
N. J., and Forts Wadsworth and Hamilton, N.
Y. II., upon business connected with the altera
tion of sea-coast carriages.
First Lieut. E, H. Browne. 4th Inf., hab been
transferred from Co, C to Co. E,
Maj, Gen. Miles left San Francisco Wednes
day to asbumo command of DIv. Mo.
The orders transferring 2d Lt. J. K. Cree, 3d
Art., from Bat. 1) to Light Bat. F, and 2d Lt. E.
. S. Uendon, from Light Bat. F to Bat. D, have
. been revoked.
First Lieut. W. B, Gordon, Ord. Dept., has
been ordered from the Watervlllo Arsenal, N.
Y., to tho works of the Reading Iron Co., Read
lug, Pa., on business connected with the con
struction of a disappearing gun-carriage.
The order directing Capt. (i. H. Hoyt, A, Q.
31., to proceed to Tort Brady, Mich., has been
amended so us to direct hlra to proceed to Sault
Ste. Marie, Mich.
Tho Dept. has received the reports of Lt. Col.
II. C. Corblu, ant, adjt. gen,; Capt. C. Ji,
Hears, Corps gf IJgu.J and Cant, J. G, Ramsay,
lid Art., tho officer of tho Modular Army de
tailed to visit nnd report upon tho combined
encampment of the regulars and Pa, militia at
Mt. Gretna, Pa. Tho reports goncrally seem to
bo favorablo to both the regulars and tho militia.
First Lieut. M. C. Richards, 2d Art., has been
ordered to take station for 2 months at Fort
Columbus, N. Y., for treatment by post surg.
Capt. R. G. Hoiner, 1st Inf., upon being ro
Ing rolieved from recruiting duty, will report
to tho comdg. otllcer Columbus Barracks, Ohio,
for tho purpose of belnc placed under medical
treatment for 3 months.
The following transfers in tho 2d Cav. have
been made: Capt. E. L. Huggins, from Troop E
to Troop L; Capt. D. C. Pearson, from Troop L
to Troop E; Capt. J. L. Fowler, from Troop M to
Troop K; Capt. C. B. Schoflcld, from Troop K to
Troop M; 1st Lt. T. J. Lewis, from Troop D to
Troop M; 1st Lt. Guy Carlcton, from Troop M
to Troop D; 1st Lt. F. D. Holton, from Troop L
to Troop B; 1st Lt. 11. T. Allen, from Troop B to
Troop L. Capts. Pearson and Fowler and Lts.
Carleton and Holton will join tho respective
troops to which they arc transferred.
Tho following transfers in tho 4th Cav. have
teen made: Capt. T. J. Wlnt, from Troop L to
Troop C; Capt. O. W. Budd, from Troop C to
Troop L; Capt. J. W. Martin, from Troop II to
Troop M; Capt. Alexander Rodgers, from Troop
M to Troop H; 1st Lt. A. M. Patch, from Troop
G to Troop I; 1st Lt. J. M. Neall, from Troop
L to Troop G; 2d Lt. N. F. McClurc, from
Troop M to Troop C. Lt. Neall will proceed
to join Troop G.
The following transfers In the Sth Cav. have
been made: Capt. S. C. Kellogg, from Troop I
to Troop M; Capt. J. B. Babcock, from Troop
M to Troop I; 1st Lt. II. S. Bishop, from Troop
A to Troop D; 1st Lt. II. Dell. Walto, from
Troop D to Troop A; 1st Lt. Eben Swift, from
Troop L to Troop C; 1st Lt. L. S. Welborn,
from Troop C to Troop L; 2d Lt. S. E. Adair,
from Troop Lto Troop H; 2d Lt. J. B. Bellinger,
from Tioop H to Troop L; 2d Lt. J. T. Haines,
from Troop M to Troop G. Capt. W. C. For
bush is attached for duty at Fort Sill, I. T., and
Lt. Haines for duty with Troop 1 until further
orders. Lieut. Waito will join the troop to
which he Is transferred.
The following transfers in tho Oth Cav. have
been made: Capt. Francis Moore, from Troop
L to Troop C; Capt. John Conliue, from Troop
C to Troop L; Capt. L. II. Rucker, from Troop
M to Troop B; Capt. F, B. Taylor, from Troop
B tu Troop M; 1st Lt. J. F. Gullfoyle, from
Troop L to Troop F; 1st Lt. A. B. Jackson,
from Troop F to Troop L; IstLt. G. R. Burnett,
from Troop A to Troop M; 1st Lt. J. II. Gard
ner, from Troop M to Troop A. Second Lieut.
J. H. Alexander Is attached for duty at Fort Du
Chcsne, Utah, and 2d Lt. A. W. Perry for duty
with Troop C until further orders.
Tho following transfers In tho 2d Inf. have
been made: Capt. James Miller, from Co. I to
Co. I); Capt. Abner liaines, Jr., from Co. D to
Co. I; 1st Lt. S. E. Clark, from Co. I to Co. A;
1st Lt. W. J. Turner, from Co. K to Co. C; 1st
Lt. R. T. Earlc, from Co. C to Co. K; 1st Lt.
Abner Pickering, from Co. A to Co. I; 2dLt. F.
T. Van Liew, from Co. D to Co. I; 2d Lt. J. M.
Arrasmith, from Co. K to Co. C; 2d Lt. W. M.
Wright, from Co.C to Co. K;2d Lt. E. R. Chris
man, from Co. I to Co. D.
Tho following transfers in tho 13th Inf. have
been made: Capt, W. M. Waterbury, from Co.
K to Co. C; Capt. B. II. Rogers, from Co. C to
Co, K. Capt. Waterbury will proceed from Fort
Riley, Kan., to join Co. C.
Tho following transfers in the 17th Inf. have
been made: Capt. C. S. Roberts, from Co. I to
Co. C; Capt. Thomas Sharp, from Co. C to Co. I;
1st Lt. D, II. Brush, from Co. Eto Co. 1; IstLt.
G. II. Roach, from Co. I to Co. E; 1st Lt. Alex
ander Ogle, from Co. F to Co. K; 1st Lt. E. W.
Howe, from Co. K to Co. E; 2d Lt. C. H. Mulr,
from Co. I td Co. F, Capt. Sharp is attached
for duty at Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo., until fur
Tho following transfers In the 21st Inf. have
been made: 1st Lt. C. A. Williams, from Co. G
to Co. B; 1st Lt. F. E. Eltonhead, from Co. II
to Co. F; 1st Lt. C. II. Bonesteel, from Co. I to
Co. G; 1st Lt. E. S. Farrow, from Co. D to Co.
K; IstLt. C. M. Trultt, from Co. B to Co. I;
1st Lt. E. II. Brooke, from Co. F to Co. A; 1st
Lt. L. J. Ilearn, from Co. K to Co, D; 1st Lt.
F. J Kernan, from Co. A to Co. H; 2d Lt. E.
W. McCaskey, from Co. K to Co, D; 2d Lt. C.
G. Dwyer, from Co. D to Co. K; 2d Lt. Munroe
McParland, from Co. I to Co. G,
THE NAVY AND MARINE CORPS.
Adm. Walker's visit to the Secretary tho past
week has been tho source of much conjecture.
The Idea that Adm. Walker and Rear Adm.
Harmony aro to succeed each other In their re
spective positions as comdr. of the White Squad
ron and chairman of tho light-house board does
not receive much credit at tho Dept, It Is gen
erally thought that Adm. Walker's visit was
merely to discuss tho future movements of tho
vessels now on tho Atlantis Station. Tho White
.Squadron will probably remain on tho homo
stutlon, with Adm. Walker In command, whllo
Adm. Gherardl will proceed to tho European
Station, with the Philadelphia as his fiag-ship,
accompanied by the Concord and tho Petrol.
In such an event, the Baltimore will probably
return to the homo station or go to China and
become tho Hag-ship of tho Asiatic Station.
Vessels aro greatly needed on the Pacific Sta
tion, and probably tho Alliance would bo de
spatched thither from tho Asiatic Station.
Tho Kearsargo has been ordered to prepare
for a crul6e to Tho east coast of Central America
to assist in tho protection of American interests
in that section, Tho Ranger and the Thetis, of
tho Paclllc Squadron, are on the western coast
for the sarao purpose.
Tho Dent, has been Informed through Rear
Adm, Belknap of tho death at Yokohama, Aug,
31, of 1st Lt. W. C. Turner, U. S. M. C, of tho
Lieut. W. H. Webb has been ordered to tho
Richmond 10th Sept. next as executive.
P. A, Eng. J. II. Tobln has been ordered to
appear bcTore tho retiring board.
The remains of the late Pay Director G, F.
Cutter, of tho Navy, were taken Wednesday
afternoon from his residence, 1515 Mass. avo.,
after brief funeral services, to Boston by way of
the Pennsylvania road. Tho services Wednes
day were conducted by tho Rev. S. II, Camp, of
Biooklyn, a brother-in-law of Mrs. Cutter. Tho
honorary pall-hearers were Adm. S. P, Carter,
Adm. R. W. Shufeldt, Senator McPherson, Dr.
R. W. MeNain', Judge Joseph K. G'aminon, nnd
Paymr. J. Q, JL Barton, of the Navy. Commo.
Cutter was born Aug. 30, 1810, Ho wus capt.'s
clerk In tho Navy from 1838 to 1811. when ho
received an appointment as pureer. He was ap
pointed paymr. In lbGQ, aud to tho posltiou In
tho ofllco of pay director In 1871. Ho was re
tired with tho rank of commo. in 1881, and slnco
that dato has bocn living quietly In this city.
Ho was greatly esteemed in uoth "naval and civil
Lieut. W. II. Everett has been detached from
tho Richmond Sept. 1C, and ordered to duty in
the branch hydrographic office, Boston, Mass.
Tho Constellation will go to Norfolk for re
pairs. It is expected that sho will ho used
hereafter aB a school-ship.
Adm. Brown, of tho Pacific Squadron, has re
ceived orders from tho Navy Dept. to proceed
at onco to Honolulu. It Is thought that her
presence there will help to mollify tho internal
disturbances which threaten to ariso.
Asst. Eng. W. S. Smith has been ordered to
tho Naval Academy.
Carpr. G. W. Davis has been ordered to tho
Leaguo Island Yard.
Lieut. Karl Rohrcr has been detached from
tho Boston, and ordered to tho Vesuvius.
Lieut. F. A. Bostwlck has been detached
from tho receiving-ship Independence, 20th
Inst., and ordered to duty in charge of tho
branch hydrographic ofllco at Portland, Ore,
relieving Ensign D. F. Fcrrell, who Is ordered
to the PInta.
Ensign R. E. Coontz has boon detached from
tho Pinta, and granted 2 months' leave.
Acting Boatsn. Hugh Sweeney has been de
tached from special duty at Newport, and or
dered to duty on the Richmond, relieving Boat
swain William Anderson, who is granted two
Surgs. G. A. Bright and J. G. Ayres and P. A.
Surg. A. N. Anzel havo reported for duty at tho
Acting Rear Adm. J. G. Walker was in tho
city tho past week and bad so vera 1 conferences
with Secretary Tracy. It is thought that his
visit has somo connection with a proposal for
tho appointment of a board for tho selection of
a naval torpedo. In such an event Admiral
Walker will probably bo mado its chairman.
Commo. Farquhar, Chief of tho Bureau of
Yards aud Docks in tho Navy Dept., has re
turned from a visit of Inspection to the Navy
Yards at Kittery and Boston. In his report to
the Secretary ho will recommend the enlarge
ment and improvement of tho naval prison at
Commo. W. M. Folger has returned to this
city from a visit of Inspection to tho naval ord
nance proving g'ouud at Annapolis, where ho
went to give directions for tho comparative
tests of armor plates. Tho tests will probably
take place about tho middle of tho month, and
the result will bo of considerable interest to
experts in naval ordnance matters.
Another of tho 10-inch turret guns of tho
monitor Miantonomah has arrived at tho New
York Navy Yard. Tho 3d Is belnc tested at
tho Annapolis proving grouud, and tho 4th
is being built. As soon as they arrivo tho
work on the monitor can be very swiftly pushed
FIvo of the nayal officers lately ordered from
duty at tho Naval Academy havo reported at
the New York Navy Yard. They are J. A. Lo
Jeune, of La,; C. L. Ingate, of Mobile; L. II.
Stafford, of La.; E. K. Colo and T. P. Kane, of
Chaplain II. II. Clark has reported at the
Naval Academy, rolievlng Chaplain E. K. Raw
Lieut. Alex. Sharpc has reported for duty at
tho Naval Academy.
It is expected that Lieut. Comdr. J. II. Day
ton will bo ordered to tho command of tho now
naval ram Alarm.
Surg. Paul Fitzslmons has been ordered to
duty at tho torpedo station.
Lieut. E. E. AVrlght has been ordered to duty
in tho Equipment Dept., Navy Yard, Boston.
Lieut. A. C. Hodgson has been ordered to
duty in connection with tho now naval ordnance
Asst. Paymr. M. R. Calvert has been ordered
to hold himself in readiness for orders to the
P. A. Eng, W, W. Little has been ordered to
temporary duty at tho Navy Yard, N. Y.
Comdr. Henry Glass has been detached from
tho command of tho Constellation, aud ordered
to duty at tho Navy Academy.
Lieut. Comdr. and Lt3. G. B. Harbour, "W.
P. Clasm, W. J. Cutler, David Daniels, and
Ensigns R. II, Miner and H. J. Drcscl, nnd
Asst. Surir. C. II. F. Lowndes havo been de
tached from tho Constellation, and ordered to
duty at tho Naval Academy.
Surg. J. C. Wiso has been detached from duty
at the inspection station, and ordered to the
Alliance per steamer of 4th Oct. next.
Chief Engs. James Buttorworth and Ab
salom KIrby havo been detached from tho In
dependence, aud granted 3 months' leave.
Chief Eng. G. II. White has been detached
from tho ironclads at Richmond, Va., and or
dered to duty on hoard tho Richmond.
Owing to a breach of discipline on tho part
of 0 of tho cadets on tho summer voyage of tho
Constellatlou thov will not bo allowed tholr
regular month's examination, but will bo con-
uneu in tuo prison-snip Borneo at Annapolis,
Five of tho offenders aro 1st class mon and tho
other a member of tho 3d class.
P. A. Paymr, Arthur Peterson has been do
tached from the Monongahela, and ordered to
settlo accounts and wait ordors,
Admr. Porter lately expressed himself as be
ing uncompromising In his opposition to tho
Idea of dispensing with sail-power on our
cruisers. Ho says that tho exorcise of this
principle during tho last 10 years has given us a
squadron of evolution that cannot evolute, and
of cruisers that cannot cruise' for want of ade
quate canvas, Ho does uot object to military
masts on coast-defense vessels, but says it Is a
mistake to train men until the becomo good
sailors, and then place them on vessels whero
their knowledgo is not needed. He thinks that
it Is tho duty of every young naval oflloer to
bend bis energies to cause all cruisers and Hue-of-buttle-shlps
to bo fitted with sufficient sail
power to enable them to crulso for long periods
at sea, if necessary, without entering port ex
cept for provisions.
A6st. Prof. Marlon, of tho Naval Academy,
has given the subject of messenger pigeon
service for the Navy much study, and suggests
that 12 main naval lofts bo established, He
suggests that they bo located at tho following
navy yards and statlous: Portsmouth, Boston,
Newport, Now London, Now York, Philadel
phia, Washington, Annapolis, Norfolk, Port
Royal, Koy West, and Fcnsacola.
Louts Gathlnan, of Chicago, has Invented a
mothod for firing high explosives by which ho
claims an 8-Inch gun of propor construction can
throw a shell containing over 100 pounds of
fowerful explosives a dlstanco of 3 or 4 miles,
f properly directed 1 of these sholls will sink
any Ironclad afloat. Tho War Dept. will
shortly begin tests of his invention.
Chief Eng. II. B. Nones has beon detached
from tho Richmond, and granted 2 months'
Asst. Eng. L. D. Miner has been detached
from duty ut tho University of Michigan, nud
ordered to tho Richmond.
Surg. G. II. Bright has been dotached from
tho Constollation, and ordered to special duty
at tho Naval Academy. .
Paymr. J. G. Hobbs has been dctachod from
tho Constellation, nnd ordered to settlo ao
counts, and then wait orders.
Chaplain E. K. Rawson Iiob been detached
from the Constellation, and placed on waiting
LlcuJ. Comdr. W. C. Gibson has been de
tached from tho command of tho Monongahela,
and granted 2 months' leave.
Lieut. Comdr. R. E. Carmody and Lt. T. D.
Bollcs havo been dotached from tho Mononga
hela, aud granted 1 month's leave.
P. A. Surg. M. II. Crawford has been do
tached from tho Monongahela, and granted 2
Tho ofllcers of tho Kearsargo, which sailed
from New York for Asplnwall Thursday, aro as
follows: Comdr. Horace Elmer, comdg; Llout.
Comdr. Charles Belknap, cxecutlvo officer;
Lt. C. W. Ruschoubcrger, navigator; Lts. J.
E. Roller, J. W. Stewart, and J. H. Oliver; en
signs, J. II. Shipley and S. E. Cooper; chief
eng., G. E. Tower; asst. eng., II. O. Sticknoy;
P, A. paymr., E. B. Rogers; surg., J. R. Wugga
ner; asst. surg., M. I.Gates; marine officer,
1st Lt. G. T. Bates, naval cadets, J. V. Cliase,
W. C. Nevillo, and G. A. Bostwlck; pay clerk,
It is thought that tho Yantic will bo ready for
sea within a month. The last of her 2 now
boilers was hoisted Into the vessel during tho
The anchor of tho new cruiser Maine Is to
weigh 10,000 pounds and will bo tho biggest in
tho Navy. It will be cast in a fow days. Mean
while work on tho Maine Is progressing satis
factorily. Tho handsome jmonument erected In tho
Naval Academy Cemetery at Annapolis to tho
heroes of tho Jcannetto expedition has been
Lieut. J. P. Parker, who has boon In charge
of tho Baltimore branch of tho hydrographic
ofllco for soveral years, will leave for San Fran
cisco about tho 15th Just., where ho will report
on tho Alert. Ho will bo succeeded by Ensign
G. R. French, late of tho Boston.
P. A. Eng. G. S. Willetts has been ordered to
duty at tho Naval Academy.
Asst. Eng. W. S. Smith has been ordered to
tho Navy Yard, Norfolk, Va.
Mate J. W. Baxter has been dotached from
tho Monongahela, and ordered to tho recelvlug
Second Lieut. J. G. McWhorter, Marino
Corps, has been detached from dutv at tho Nor
folk Navy Yard, and ordered to" duty at tho
Portsmouth (N. H.) Navy Yard.
The Dept. has received from Consul Gen.
Sewall, stationed at Samoa, deeds for a tract of
laud of 120 acres at Pago-Pago, designed for
use as a coaling station and general supply
agency for tho uso of tho vessels In tho Pacific
Squadron. Lt. J. F. Parker, assigned by tho
Dept. for tho duty, aided in tho selection of tho
site. It is said to bo far superior to tho harbor
Orders have been received from tho Navy Dept.
by tho commandant of tho Now York Navy
lard to placotho Enterprlso In dry-dock for
further repairs. The vessel sprung a leak a fow
days since, and was rapidly filling with water.
Cadet F. B, Zahn, of Pennsylvania, who
stands first in tho class of '01 of tho Naval
Academy, will bo mado cadet lt. comdr. Tho
appointments of officers to tho battalion will bo
Tho W. L. I. Corps has completed arrange
ments for tho proposed trip to tho Shenandoah
Valley fair, at Winchester Va., Sept. 11. At
tho regular monthly meeting Wednesday even
ing R. A. Johnson, J. W. Jones, M. T. O'Brien,
J. II. Hayes, W. F. Bergmann. U. C. Sbultz,
and Otto Landgraf were admitted to active
Capt. L. L. Blake aud Col. J. C. McKlbben
were prcsontcd "Wednesday night with n beau
tifully engrossed set of resolutions thanking
them for their kindness In giving tho National
Rllles tho uso of tho Charles Macalestor Juno 0.
Mr. W. E. Colladay mado tho presentation
speech and Col. McKlbben responded. Tho
resolutions will hang in tho Macalester's saloon,
Tho National Rllles held their monthly meet
ing Thursday evening. The resignation of Lt.
J. W. Howell was received aud accepted. 1st
Sergt. W, P. Botoler was unanimously chosen to
111) tho vacancy. 2d Sergt. W. B, Magruder was
elected l6t sergt., II, K. Simpson 4th sergt., and
Will Way 5th sergt., and G. A. Druryf M. C,
Summers, and G. B. Young Oth, 7th, nnd 8th
corporals. Messrs. W. E. Colladay, W. B. Ma
gruder, and C. B. Fonda woro elected on tho
board of directors to fill vacancies. Tho co. will
give its last excursion Wednesday. Sept. 10. A
now floor will bo laid in tho drill-room of tho
Maj, Harrison, of tho 3d Batt,, has directed
that tho co. drill during Sept. bo without arms,
and that special attention bo given to tho set
ting up of the men.
First Lieut. G. A. Hill, of Co. B, has tendered
An election for capt. has been called by Gen,
Ordway for Co D next Tuesday evening,
Tho following-named ofllcers aud enlisted
men havo been detailed for duty in connection
with tho auuual competition in tho interstate
military aud Hilton matches at Creedmoor, aud
aro ordered to report to Maj, J. M. Pollard,
Jnsp. gen. of rillo practice, and capt. of the
team: Maj. J. M. Pollard, iusp. gen. of rillo
practice; Capt. W. L. Cash, I. 11. P. 1st Regt.;
Capt, J. E, Boll, I. R. P. 2d Regt.; Capt. R, A.
O'Brien, Co. A, 4th Batt.; 1st. Lt. T. D. Single
ton, I. R. P.lstBatt.:lstLt.G. II. Harries, I. R.
P.2dBatt;lstLt. F.M.Graham,!. R. P.4thBatt.;
1st Lt. W. P. Valo, 1. R. P. 0th Batt.; 1st Lt.
W. B. Johnstone, Co. A, 5th Batt.: Q. M. Sergt.
Peter Rovinle, 1st Separate Co.; Sergt. W. A.
Edwards, Co. B, 5th Batt.; Corp. J. M.Stewart,
Co. A, 5th Batt.; Corp. A. O. lluttcrly, Co. II,
0th Batt.; Prlvato II. S. Kirwnn, Eng. Co.; Pri
vato W. S. Cosh, Co. D, let Batt.; Private R. B.
Smytho, Co. B, 4th Batt. Tho team will leavo
to-morrow and return Saturday, 13th Inst.
Charles A. Meyer has accoptcd his appoint
ment as 2d lt. Co. A, 2d Batt.
If you aro anxious to spond a plonsant even
ing go down tho river with tho Fcnclhles to
Tho resignation of Capt. Fred Thompson, Co.
A, 3d Batt., has been accepted.
Maj. Long, 5th Batt., having tendered his
resignation, Capt. R. A. O'Brien, Co. A, 4th,
has been appointed In his stead.
Col. Clay, 2d Regt., is absent on leavo.
Gen. Ordway has left tho city, to bo absent
An election will bo ordered for capt. Co. D,
3d Batt., Sept. 9.
First Lieut, and Adjt. A. B. McDowell has
beon detailed to tho temporary command of Co.
A, Oth Batt.
First Lieut, and Q. M. J. W. Parsons has
been detailed to act as adjt. Oth Batt.
Sergt. B. B. S. Phillips, Co. C, Oth Batt., has
been detailed as acting Q. M. sergt. pending
O.. M. Sergt. Donnolloy's resignation.
Batt. Order 27, suspending all drills until Oct.
1, has been revoked, and tho regular drills will
bo resumed Sept. 15.
G. A. R. ITEMS.
The regular monthly meeting of tho Old
Guard was heldTuesday evening. A committee,
composed of J. B. Dowd, A. F. Dlnsmore, and
Arthur nendrlcks, was appointed to draft a
scries of resolutions expressive of tho apprecia
tion for tho kind hospitality tendered them on
their Boston trip by John Goodwin Post No. 82,
of Mnrblehcad, and Gen. Lander Post No. 5, of
Lynn, Mass., as well as to tender their thanks
to other organizations which united with these
In entertaining them. It was decided to partici
pate In next year's encampment at Detroit, and
committees for arrangement were elected. Dr.
J. J. Little, John Reilly, R. E. Montgomery,
and G. S. Emory were elected honorary mem
bers. Tho Q. M. was authorized to procure 200
Tho U. S. Grant Women's Rolief Corps No. 8
held a largo meeting Tuesday evening at Monu
mental Hall. Seven candidates wero admitted
to membership aud 8 nominations for tho same
made to bo acted upon at tho next meeting. A
literary and social gathering will bo hold in
Monumontal Hall Sept. 11.
At a meeting of Hancock Command No. 1 on
Wednesday night Comrade McCoy presented
the command with 2 handsome gavels. Officer
of the Day W. II. Maxwell mado tho presenta
tion speech, Lt. Col. John Finn responding.
At the meeting of Encampment No. 09,
Union Veterans' Legion, Thursday evening, a
committee was appointed to urgo before the
Senate Judiciary Committee tho passage of a
law making it a punishable offense to violate
the statutes relating to the employment of hon
orably discharged soldiers In tho Government
service. There aro several acts in our statutes
giving prefereuco to ex-soldiers in such ap
pointments, but at presont there Is no penalty
affixed for their violation. In consequence tho
ex-soldier stands but an equal chance of em
ployment with the ordinary citizen.
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