The public Guard.
--There is now pending before the General Assembly a bill which deserves to pass, though in the confusion incident to the present excited state of affairs, it may be overslaughed.
We allude to the bill "increasing the pay of certain officers of the Public Guard." This bill commends itself to the consideration of members, because it is in behalf of a very meritorious organization — the creation of their own predecessors.
The bill provides that the pay of officers and men shall be as follows:
"Of the Captain
, $60; of the First Lieutenant
, $50; of the Second Lieutenant
, $45; of the First Sergeant
, $20; of each other Sergeant
, $17; of each Corporal and musician, $13; and of each private, $11. Each non-commissioned officer, musician and private, shall receive one ration per day, in kind, and the same clothing and quarter master's stores as are allowed to infantry in the service of the United States
, under the laws and regulations thereof now in force.
Each of the commissioned officers shall be entitled to four rations per day, to be commuted at thirty cents per ration; and each shall be allowed, for one servant, the pay, rations and clothing of a private, and such quartermaster's stores for himself and servant as are now allowed to the officers of the same grade in the infantry of the United States."
The bill is now on its second reading.