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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. XLVII NO. 169.
OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 2, 1917. TEN PAGES.
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WHEN ASYLUM IS
Sisters of Charity and Imbecile
Charges Victims of Fire
' That Destroys Old
CHOSEN BY DEMOCRATIC
CAUCUS TO BE SPEAKER.
PEACE MOVES TO
REST WITH NOTE
SENT BIT WILSON
Belligerents See Hope That
Entente Allies May Not ,
Yet Close Door on
Discussion. ' .j, ,
A Big Job for a Boy
SOLDIER LADS .
BACK HOME FROM
Hundreds of Parents, Sweet
hearts and Friends Welcome
Fourth Regiment Upon Its
Arrival Home Sunday
will help write
, your want-ad.
Telephone Tyler 1000
STRUGGLE WITHOUT HELP
Remote From Habitations, Aid
Does Not Reach Scene Till
All Is Over.
COLD ADS TO SUFFERING
Montreal, Jan. 1. Fortyteix women
were burned to death in a fire that
destroyed St. Ferdinand dc Halifax
asylum at St. Ferdinand de Halifax,
Megan lie county, Quebec, late Satur
day night, according to a report re
ceived here. Patients of the asylum
of whom there were 180, were all
Meager reports obtained from avail
sources give no intimation of the
cause of the fire which started while
the inmates were asleep and appar
ently spread rapidly.
Without Fire Protection.
The asylum which cared for 180 fe
male idiots virtually was without pro
tcction from fire. The inmates of the
asylum were uncontrollable and many
of them were said to have leaped from
high windows. Others in bewilder
ment crouched in terror near the win
dows until the flames caught them.
One of the sisters died trying to
rescue several of the girls, who were
trapped by the flames. Owing to the
intensely cold weather, the mercury
registered 20 below zero, the water
in the hydrants about the building
was frozen and little could oe done
to stay the orogress of the flames.
Many of the girls who fled in ter
ror were located by villagers wno
took them to their homes. Thirty
eirls. who were students at a convent
adjoining the asylum, which also was
burned, are said to nave naa narrow
The property damage is estimated
No Outside Aid.
Quebec, Jan. 1. Sisters of charity
were without outside aid in rescuing
inmates of the St. Ferdinand de Hall
fax insane asylum at St. Ferdinand de
Halifax, Megantic county, when fire
destroyed the building late Saturday
night, resulting in tne aeatn ot lorty
hve women inmates and one sister
The old buildin was in a remote dis
trict, far from other habitations and
not a single man reached the place
until after the forty-six women had
-perished- -and tie -sisters --had saved
the remaining 135 inmates, and thirty
girls attending a school conducted in
a winar of the structure. A high wind
spread the flames quickly. The sister
who lost her lite was trying to save
one of the inmates.
Advices received here today said
the lass would not exceed $luu,ouu.
The cause of the fire was not known.
Much Suffering from Cold.
There was much suffering, as the
night was intensely cold. 'XTter the
flames had reached all parts of the
building so that no further attempts
at saving lives could De made tne sis
ters turned their attention to caring
for the survivors. . The building was
owned by the Quebec torancn ot tne
Sisters of Charity. By" arrangement
with the government it was main
tained as a regular government es
tablishment- for the care ot insane
Hamilton Wright Mabee,
Editor and Author, Is Dead
Summit, N. J., Jan. 1. Dr. Hamil
ton Wright Mabie. assistant editor
of the "Outlook," died at his home
here Sunday. He was 70 years of
age and was born at Cold Springs,
N. Y. He is survived by a widow
and one daughter.
Dr. Mabie was graduated from Wil
liams college in 1867 and from Co
lumbia law school in 1869, and for
several years practiced law in this
city. Kie became associated with the
"Outlook" in 1879.
Dr. Mabie was the author of sev
eral literary studies, but his most
frequent contributions were to maga
zines and newspapers in the form of
essays. Some of his best known
works are: "Norse Stories, Retold
from the Eddas," "Natare in New
England," "Short Studies in Litera
ture," 'The Life of The Spirit" and
"Life of Shakespeare." Three years
ago he was received by the emperor
of Japan at Tokio, while on a lecture
tour of Japan.
Dr. Mabie was president of the
New York Kindergarten association,
Secretary of the American Institute
ot Arts and Letters, and a member
of the Century association and other
For Nebraska Fair.
Temperatures at Omaha Yesterday.
5 a. m 24
a. ra 33
7 a. ni tl
I a. m !1
t a. in 23
10 a. m 25
11 a. ni 2
12 m 31
1 p. m.
2 p. tn
3 p. m 35
4 p. m 37
p. m 36
p. m 34
7 p. m 33
CampantiTa Laeal Record.
1117. 1911. 191 5. 1114.
Htthtt yesterday.... 37 4 34 37
fewest jresterrtay 21 24 23 27
Mean temperature.... 29 35 29 32
rrerlpitatlon 00 .33 .00 .00
Temperature and prerlpltatlon departures
from the normal at Omaha sine March 1,
and compared with the last two years:
Normal temperature 22
Kxceaa for the day 7
Total .excess atnee March 1 182
Normal precipitation 02 Inch
Deficiency for the day... 02 inrh
Total rainfall since March 1. . .16.72 Inches
ftenclency since March 1 12.66 Inches
Denclency for cor. period, 1919.. 1.94 Inches
rjeflclancr for cor. jrariod, 1914.. 1.46 Inches
Nuckolls County Man Picked
By the Democratic Caucus
, at Lincoln.
POTTS CLERK OF THE HOUSE
(From a Staff Correspcr.dent.)
Lincoln, Jan. 1. (Special Tele
gram.) George Jackson of Nuckolls
county was selected for speaker of the
house at the democratic caucus here
tonight after four ballots were taken.
On the first ballot Jackson failed to
get a majority, receiving only 24 votes,
while OIlis received 10, Reifenrath 14,
and Trumble 9. The second ballot
went the same way and the third bal
lot was thrown out because one too
many votes was cast. On the fourth
ballot Jackson got 29 votes, which
gave him a bare majority.
It appeared before the caucus that
it was George . Jackson, former
speaker, against tne field with J. A.
Ollis, C. M. Trumble and J. H. Reif
enrath and other candidates.
A rumor about 5 o'clock had it that
the opposition against Jackson had
made up its mind to concentrate on
Ollis, but friends of the other candi
dates refused to confirm it and when
the democratic house caucus was
called at 7:30 there appeared to be
much uncertainty to the .fight.
This morning Senator Phil Kohl
withdrew as a candidate lor re-elec
tion as president pro tern, leaving the
fieht between Beal of Custer. Mattes
of Otoe and Howell of Douglas, al
though few appeared to know wheth
er the latter was a candidate or not.
E. A. Walrath had no opposition as
secretary of the senate and D. D. Car
leton of Loup City, who held the jpb
at the last session, will be selj.ted as
first assistant. It is probable that
George Dole of Stockville will be the
, Fight on Aids.
Little or no opposition developed
against the re-election of George W.
Potts as chief clerk, but during the
day considerable of a fight was de
veloped for the jobs of first and sec
ond assistant. Ted Metcalf-of Omaha,
Jerry Kelfey of Custer and E. E. E.
Kidgeway of Douglas appeared to be
the most favored candidates, but as
two of the number live in Douglas, it
appeared that both would not land
and that Kelley would be one of the
favored ones. Before the caucus,
Metcalf appeared to be in the lead.
For sergeant-at-arms of the house
there was a lively scramble, between
ex-Representative Clayburn of Platte
and Judson Pierce of Boone and when
the caucus was (ailed it appeared that
neither had much of a bulge on the
other. Evans of Lancaster, who was
early in the race appeared to be mak
ing a good showing.
- Pick Committees.
A place on the committee on com
mittees during the afternoon seemed
to look good to many and congres
sional districts took time by the fore
lock and made their selections as fol
lows: First District Defoe of Johnson and
Relschlck of Richardson.
Second District Bulla and Shannon of
Douglas and Sass of Sarpy.
Third District Oaterman of Merrick,
Radke of Cedar, Day of Dodge.
Fourth District Norton of Polk and Ful
ler of Seward with Lamar as second choice,
provided that Norton was made chairman
of the committee.
Fifth District Swanson of Clay and
Hoffmelster of Chase.
Sixth District Taylor of Cuater, Trumbel
of Sherman and Anderson of Boyd.
There is a lively contest on between
Taylor of Custer and Norton of Polk
for the chairmanship of the commit
The legislature convenes at noon
If Governor Neville has arrived in
the city he had not made his appear
ance at 6 o'clock tonight and no one
appeared to know when he would
Aged Philosopher; and Teacher
George Holmes Howison, Dead
Berkeley, Can., Jan. 1. George
Holmes Howison, professor of philos
ophy, emeritus, at the University of
California, died at his home here last
night, 82 years old. Prof. Howison re
tired from active work a few years
ago. Among- his former pupils are
many well known men in the world of
thought and letters. Among them
were C. M. Bakewell. professor of
philosophy at Yale; A. O. Lovejoy,
professor of philosophy at Johns
Hopkins: C. H. Rieber, professor of
logic, University of California; Harry
Overstreet, professor of philosophy,
University of the City of New York,
and H. E. Mews, president of the
University of New York. Last sum
mer he and his wife gave $70,000 to
the University of California to
finance the Howison foundation, by
means of which tbe aged philosopher
had planned to perpetuate his work
of discovering and7 training new
philosophers. . x
Next Nt More
HOW GERMANS TAKE IT
Washington, Jan. 1. The reply of
the entente allies to Germany's peace
proposals had not been forwarded to
day, and the indications were that it
would not be sent on before tomor
row at the earliest. '
There is no intention to delay it be
yond the time necessary to make cer
tain that a comolete and accurate
copy is being forwarded to all the
central be liferents.
The hope that the entente reply to
the German proposals had not closed
the door on further negotiations was
undnmshed, but the German em
bassy's attitude that they had been
made doubtful by the reply was re
flected generally. The hope for prog
ress toward peace negotiations now
has turned to the replies to President
No Second Note to Neutrals.
The American government, it was
made known here today sent no sec
ond note to neutrals subsequent to
the dispatch of President Wilson's
peace note, but American diplomats
at neutral capitals were instructed
that in transmitting the peace note
they should convey a suggestion that
if the neutral governments thought it
wise to take action on peace the
United States considered the time op
portune. It was stated definitely that no
other government knew the United
States was contemplating action, that
no other government was asked to ap
prove its action before it was taken,
that the American government acted
entirely on its own initiative, and that
no attempt was made to act in con
cert with any other nations.
While the form of the instructions
to the American diplomats transmit
ting the American note to neutrals
was not disclosed, it was learned that
the president considered the instruc
What Might Have Happened.
It is aaid to be possible that some J
American representatives- may nave
made it appear as though the United,
states was directly urging tne co-operation
of other neutrals. This idea
was based on the note from Spain to
the United States in which mention
was made of a second communication.
Spain's suggestion for an entente
of neutral nations to define rights of
neutrals was not commented on today
by officials. '
Delivery of the Amercian note to
neutrals is not construed by adminis
tration officials as an effort to invite
their co-operation. In discussing the
question today officials made clear
that there was no such intention on
the part of the president. The United
States, it was said, will continue to
act on its own initiative.
It was reiterated again today that
as welt as being a move for peace, the
president's note was also intended to
point out that the position of the neu
trals was becoming intolerable.
. Berlin Regrets Tone of Reply.
Berlin, Jan. 1. (By Wireless to
Sayville.) "The text of the entente
note replying to tha peace offer of
the central powers," says the semi
official Overseas News Agency,
"reached Berlin as transmitted from
Paris by the Havas News Agency.
The general impression here is if
this version is correct that the en
tente answer to the sincere German
offer, while verbose, nevertheless is a
flat refusal to end the war. This is
especially regretted for the sake of
the neutral countries suffering from
the consequence of the war.
"It is pointed out as especially re
markable that the entente note men
tions the right of nationalities, al
though one of the avowed war pur
poses of the entente is the conquect
of Constantinople and the Straits."
Reply to Wilson Next.
London, Jan. 1. The hope is ex
pressed by the Manchester Guaradian
that the forthcoming note of the en
tente to President Wilson will be
written by a different hand and in a
different spirit than the reply of the
allies to Germany
several things must be remem
bered in extenuation of the poor qual
ity and poorer expression of the al
lies' reply to Germany," says the
Guardian. "Obviously it is not a good
translation from the French. More
over, the French original clearly" is
not the French of a Frenchman. We
should say it is a French rendering
of a Russian original, passed with
out sensibe modification in Paris and
finally badly done into English in
"Aside from these blemishes, in
substance the reply was very much
what was expected and inevitable.
We venture to think nothing was
added to its form by the verbal em
bellishments with which it was en
larged and weakened. These emo
tional appeals continue throughout
the note until the postscript, which
is strong, clear, logical, Convincing
and obviously by a different hand,
dealing specially with Belgium.
Let Balfour Write Note,
"Nevertheless we see no reason
wily, if Germany is willing publicly
to state what it. is prepared to of
fe: . we should not follow with state
mint of what we demand. The next
exchange of views will be between
the allies and President Wilson. This
is a different and. in many respects
(t'oatiaoed oa fmg Two, Cvtuma Tm.)
Grand Island Horse Men Take
Over the Horse Interests of
the Omaha Stock Yards.
TO MAKE LEADING MARKET
At a meeting of the stockholders of
the Omaha Horse and Mule Commis
sion company. Perry W. Simpson,
formerly president of Hilliker-Simp-son
company of Grand Island was
elected general manager and treasur
er. Mr.. Simpson's notable achieve
ment was in developing the Grand
Island market and broad experience
in other centers, makes him one of
the best known figures in the busi
ness. . .,'...
The new company announce offi
cers as follows: W. E. Hilliker,
president; N. A. Proctor, vice presi
dent; Frank F. Simpson, treasurer
and general manager.
Other members oi the board of di
rectors are Maurice Davis and Frank
Snyder; other stockholders are Victor
Smiley, R. Tally, John Roddy, Al
Challis, William Walker, J. P. Aiken,
Thomas Thompson, Roy Fletcher and
The New Organization will be
known as the Omaha Horse and Mule
Commission company, and has leased
the entire South Omaha Stock Yard
company's horse and mule plant, and
the extensive sheep-feeding plant of
Burt, west of South Omaha. This
place will be entirely remodeled for
the care and feeding of branded army
Mr. Simpson says that with the un
equalled railroad facilities of Omaha,
tributary to the best horse raising
country, and with the co-operation
of Omaha people, the new organiza
tion intends making Omaha the first
horse market of the world.
Arrests for Intoxication in
Oes Moines Show Big Gain
Des Moines, la., Jan. 1. Police de
partment statistics made public today
revealed that there were more arrests
during 1916 for intoxication than dur
ing 1915. Total arrests for drunken
ness, in 1916 were announced by the
department as 3,472. In 1915, which
includes six "wet" jnonths and six
"dry" .months, 2,956 persons were ar
ested, charged with being intoxicated.
Saloons were banished from Des
Moines six months before state-wide
prohibition went into effect.
Retired General Joins
French Army as Private
Poroienan. France. Ian. 1. General
Gerard Amanrich, commander of the
Legion of Honor, who had retired
from the service, has joined the army
as a private in an artillery regiment.
General Amanrich is 65 years old and
is now at the regimental depot at
New Names Are Given Companies
After Experiences on the Border
battalion have new appclations upon
tchir return from the border.
"The Mule Shooters" is the com
mon; name now attached to Company
C, commanded by Captain lrvin V.
Todd. The name ws acquired when
Private Sammy Rasmick was placed
on outpost duty, the second night the
Nebraskans arrived. Sammy heard a
rustling in the underbrush. "Halt,
who goes there," he challenged. "Ad
vance and show yourself." But the
rustling continued and the enemy did
not advance or show himself. Where
il n Sammy pumped his rifle five
m.ies at the foe. After the entire
camp had been aroused and prepara
Omaha Speeds Old
And Gives New
Churches Observe Holiday With
Watch Services, While
Hotels Entertain Merry-Makers.
A"double-header" holiday served
well to speed the parting and to wel
come the coming year.
It was a time of much rejoicing in
Omaha wajeh- had just finished "tKe
greatest year of its history. The snow
of Sunday morning made the out
doors look "holiday-like" and ' the
temperature was just pleasant. ' ,
Sunday was a big day in the
churches. Many of the ministers took
their topics from the thought of the
day, the resolve to make the new
year better than the old one. The
hymns and choir music partook of the
A number of the churches had spe
cial watch services in the evening.
Plymouth Congregational had one be
ginning at 8:30 o'clock and lasting till
after midnight, including music,
?reaching, social hour and hot re
reshments and stereoption entertain
ment. The Luther league of KounUe
Memorial Lutheran church had a
Lafayette Birth Place
For Museum Purpose
New York, Jan. 1. The historic
chateau in . France, which was the
borth place of Marquis de. Lafayette,
has been purchased by Americans to
be restored and prepetuated as a me
morial, museum and home. The pur
chase was made possible through the
efforts of Mrs. William Astor Chan
ler and John Moffat, associated with
other prominent Americans and the
chateau will become the proptry of
the French Heroes' fund.
The estate was sold by Marquis
Gaston de Lafayette, wHo inherited
in 1890 from Senator Edmund de
Lafayette, The present marquis is a
grandson of General Lafayette's only
son, George Washington Lafayette.
The Chataun de Chavaneauic La
fayette in the province of Auvergn
in south France, some 400 miles from
The purpose of the French Heroes'
fund, it was announced, is to make the
chatucau a complement to Washing
ton's home at Mount Vernon. In it
tre to be kept records of colonial
days as well as those of the present
war. It will be a home for orphans
and soldiers, who have been disabled.
Among those associated with Mrs.
Chanler ind Mr. Moffat, Clarence
Mackay, John G.'Millburn, George
von L. Meyer, Dr. John Grier Hibben
and Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler.
tions made to repel an attack, it was
found that a stray mule had caused
the commotion. "Yep," he missed the
mule, of course," a private from a
rival company replied.
Company B, commanded by Charles
W. Hamilton, is now known as the
"millionaire" company because a
number of the rank and file are said
to have considerable coin of the realm.
; "The Sears Rifles" is the new name
otCompany C, commanded by Cap
tain F. Yates, because Judge Sears of
the district court sent that company
a rather substantial fund.
The "Headache band" or "Agony"
is the appelation that the band from
Friend is best known. '
Year On Way
watch service beginning at 11 p. m.
There were many others.
Hotel and cafe men say that New
Year's eve was never before cele
brated in Omaha with such "eclat" as
this one was. The Fontenellc, Black
stone, Rome, Henshaw, and all the
rest of the hotels and cafes were filled
to capacity with merrymakers, joyous
over the going of the old and still
more joyous over the coming of the
new year. ,. ' . -.. 4
At the theaters'" the spirit was
abroad, too. Most of them and some
of the moving picture houses gave
special performances after the regular
evening performance. The street rail
way company had a spe'eial service of
cars that left the downtown corners
for all parts of the city up to 3 a. m.
And after all this festivity came the
big day itself, the first day of 1917. All
the stores and banks and public of
fices were closed of course and every
body gathered at home where mother
and wife and sisters were busy pre
paring the big dinner to gladden the
day and start the folks well on the
Altogether it was a double day of
f;reat joy and festivity and Omaha
clt it had much to be joyous and
festive about and feels that it will
have just as "much to be joyous and
festive about in the next year.
Known Auto Dealer
Dies at 52 Years
J. A. Mclntyre. president of the
Mclntyre-Hayward Motor company
and well known along automobile
row since 1909, died at his home, 3106
Woolworth avenue, Sunday. He was
52 years old.
Mr. Mclntyre was born in Ontario,
Canada, in 1864, and came to Omaha
in 1897. He is survived by his widow,
his mother, who lives at Villisca, la.,
and one brother and four sisters, all
living in Iowa.
Although not a member of any
church, Mr. Mclntyre attended the
First Methodist church regularly. He
was a member of the Field dub and
the Seymour Lake club.
Funeral services will be held from
the Taggart undertaking parlors', 2212
Cuming -street, at 2;30 o'clock on
Wednesday afternoon. Interment will
be in West Lawn cemetery.
Stanton Soon to Be Enlivened
By Two Mountain Canaries
' It isn't all burros, especially Texas
burros that are inclined to bray with
an alto twang. That's why Major
lver S. Johnson of the second bat
talion and Captain Chris L. Anderson
of Company G sent two of the hy
phenated quadrupeds as pets to their
home town of Stanton from the bor
der. "They were some pets," said the
major, "and their brays, they were
wonderful. They cost us $1 each on
the border, but the express company
charged us $16.60 to express them to
Other officers who heard the major
express his comments on the burros
agreed that they were wonderful. One
lieutenant remarked that they were
so wonderful that no one within the
camp could sleep when the "mountain
canaries" started an animated conver
sation. Observes New Year by
Taking His Own Life
Sioux Falls, S. D., Jan. 1. The
body of Oscar Peterson, 30 years old,
a brine worker, was found hanging to
a tree in the business section of this
city early this morning. Associates
said that Peterson had been acting
aueerly lately and was extreme rest
less last night, walking the streets un
til an early hour, this morning.
CITY DADS AEE ON HAND
Mayor and City Commissioners
Extend Hand of Greeting
to Khaki-Clad Youths
TEN DAYS TO MUSTER OUT
"Glad to be back, glad to have
That was the feeling of the 660
clear-eyed, tanned, healthy-looking
khaki-clad figuies and the fifty-two
officers comprising the Fourth Ne
braska regiment as it detrained at
Fort Crook Sunday afternoon after
doing border dutv since July 6, 1916.
Friends, sweethearts, parents and
onlookers were there by the hundreds
to greet the returning soldiers. Mayor
Dahlman and the city council were
also on hand to welcome back to
Nebraska the young men who had so
loyally joined their country's colors.
The Postoffice band did not put in
an appearance, owing to the uncer
tainty of the time of arrival of the
troops. This uncertainty was also
responsible for a large number of
persons staying away. As it was, the
hundreds of parents, sweethearts and
friends came to the post and waited
several hours for the arrival of the
The first detachment, comprising
companies A, B, C and D of Omaha
and E, F, G and H of Wayne, Blair,
Stanton and Madison, respectively,,
arrived at the post at 2:30. The men
started to detrain immediately and
took possession of the warm bar
racks that awaited them. The .sec
ond detachment, made up of Com
panies I, Gordon; K, Osceola and
Seward; M, York; Supply company,
Wisncr; Sanitary detachment! Lin
coln, and the Headquarters arid Ma
chine company detachments, arrived
in half an hour, but could not dW
train until the first section had un
loaded. Dinner Is on Time.
By 6 o'clock everything had been
unloaded and the cooks had prepared
warm meals for the soldiers. For the
field officers provision had been made
to house and feed them in the of
ficers' row, across from the Soldier
barracks.. f - --,," t -;
While the soldiers unloaded their
paraphernalia and otherwise put their,
barracks in condition for the evening,
friends, sweethearts and parents cir
culated among the guardsmen, renew
ing acquaintances and making merry
over their return.
A few mothers sobbed softly as
they embraced their soldier boys,
while it was not uncommon to see
sweethearts kiss their returning
Sleepers for All. -
On the return from Llano Grande
the soldiers declare that they had a
much more enjoyable trip than going
to the border. Although the trains
moved slower, the equipment was
much Setter, each having a sleeper.
The first detachment consisted of
twenty-two cars, all of which were
sleepers with the exception of four
freight cars. The second section
was made up, of twenty-seven cars,
all sleepers except seven baggage
The troops left Texas Wednesday
evening at about 7:30. On the way
up they paraded at Houston, Tex.,
Little Rock, Ark., Coffeyville, Kan.,
and Wagoner, Okla. This was more
for exercise than exhibition. 1
The men, as they swung off the
cars, presented a far more healthy
appearance than when they left. All
were bronzed and showed the ef
fects of six months of outdoor life.
Only two were left behind in Texas
because of sickness.
The manner in which they set
about the task of unloading the cars,
and the discipline of the men showed
more than anything the evolution
which they had gone through. They
presented the aspect of regulars in
every sense of the word.
While the men all seemed anxious
to get back to Nebraska, none of
them seemed sorry that they had en
listed. They all were of the opinion
that the experience had done them
good, but would not care to repeat
it unless actual warfare broke oul;
Ten Days to Muster Out .
Just how long it will take to muster
out the men is a question the an
swer to which none of the officers
seems to know defiinitely. Colonel
George A. Eberly, commanding of
ficer, said that he thought it would
be at least ten days and possibly a
much longer time.
Four United States army officers
are now at Fort Crook to aid ill
mustering the men out. They ab
Captains Bates, James, King and lr
vington. The work of mustering out the sol
diers is in fact not a mustering out
in the true meaning of the term.
Strictly speaking it is aTelease from
federal duty, the officers and men go
ing back to the National Guard for
me rerni or incir enlistment.
Tl.. -B, urA-lr in 1 1. nrnrx. a
the making out of the muster rolls.
This has already been accomplished
by the officers of each of the com
panies. This will be followed by a
physical examination in wnicn an
phvsical as well as mental defects
will be noted. This is done so as to
protect the government in case any
of the officers or men afterward J;
aonlv for pensions.
Next will follow the real muste
ine out. This consists of the count
ing of the property. Everything is
sued to any of the soldiers must be ,
checked and accounted for. Each
soldier has a hundred and one odd
things that must be accounted for
(CMtltUwd m Face Three, Cvlama Out.)
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