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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. C, SEPTEMBER 17, 1881.
"While the President apparently continues to
hold his own, yet, we are bound to confess that
the bulletins of his condition received irom -Long
Branch are far from assuring. New difficulties, ! as a soldier, as a lawyer, and as a citizen. He
or rather, complications which his physicians "was a graduate of Harvard, and had been ad
have seen proper to conceal from the public are . mitted to the bar before the outbreak of the re
con tinually arising, and it is by no means cer- hellion, he being then in his twenty-fifth year,
tain that a recovery will be the eventual result He served through the three months' term of the
of his long and patient suffering. The parotid , Washington Grays and then entered Uc three
swelling has nearly disappeared, but there is new years' service as captain of Company 1, Sixth
cause for apprehension to be found in the fact Pennsylvania Cavalry. Rush's Lancers. He took
that an abscess has formed or is forming on his : part in all the operations of the Army of the
right lung, and Ahich, unless speedily checked, Potomac and in the Shenandoah Valley cam
must in the Aery nature of things -result sooner : paign until October 14. 1864. when, at the ex
or later in the President's death. It is true that ' piration of his term of service, he was mustered
his physicians claim that they are not troubled , out. In March of that year he had been pro
in respect of this complication and that they have ' mot ed to the rank of major. He had served,
been aware of it for some time, but we mu.st re- , meantime, with the squadron under his corn-
member that the same persons claimed that the
blood poisoning are being manifested upon d if-
ferent parts of the Presidents body: and if so, his
condition is far from being as comfortable and
favorable as the doctors would have people be-
He has. during the past week, been moved
from his bed to a reclining chair, remaining there-
parotid swelling Avas a mere trifling incident of . eipal officers of the Army. At Fredericksburg , ";" iiisjhwi .--" wim. .Ww..u u
the case, and give due allowance for anv and all he acted as aide-de-camp to Major-General Frank- min- f 1aes '08-!).)
variations from the truth thev mav see proper to , lin, commanding the left wing. At Chancellois- , (3) The Senior or Junior Commander may rep
nisifco. It is fvfw hp.1 th-.it neV evidences of ,' ville he was on the staff of Maier-General Han- rescnl a Vosi in llie Department Convention in
in in a recumbent position from half an hour to ilderuess. Colonel Starr, then in command of '
an hour or over, sleeping during the intervals. . his regiment, had his horse shot under him and
In fact, he is in a drowsy state most oi' the time, ' was himself severely wounded in the face in a
showing that he is either extremely weak, or , close encounter with the enemy's cavalry. His
that his brain has been weakened by the severe ' conspicuous bravery on this occasion won him ;
ordeal through which he has passed. the well-deserved brevet of lieutenant-colonel
There is no denying the fact that President ' "for highly gallant conduct." On the day before
Garfield is a very sick man, and that his condi- , the explosion of Burnsides mine in front of '
tion is exceedingly critical, the physicians to ' Petersburg, in July of the same year, when Han
the contrary notwithstanding. Those of the ; cock's Corps and our cavalry made a diversion
cabinet who have seen him have been shocked north of the James river to distract the attention
at his helpless and almost death-like appearance. of General Lee. Colonel Starr led a very gallant
AW onn miiv limio nni nmv tli-it lio mfiv vf.fnvor and successful eharre with his regiment at Hur- ;
, i-i -j r it i i 4
and meanwhile await further developments.
The eighth annual National Volunteers Re- :
union at Caldwell. Ohio, September 9th, Avas a j
brilliant success. Veterans and visitors from
abroad, were present in large numbers and longpro-
cessions kept pouring in in Avagons, carriages, and .
on horseback from the surrounding country. '
Judge Lawrence of the Federal Treasury, Generals ;
Pond and Dawes, R. G. Richards, and a host of
prominent invited guests arrived in camp. Avhich ,
Avas a natural forest, Avhere such reunions have been
always held, and where General Sherman, Presi- ;
dent Hayes, and General Garfield have often
addressed them. There the National Volunteer's .
Reunion Avas held, and all distinctions of rank '
utterly ignored as a thing of the past. Congress, ;
on motion of Garfield, by unanimous Aote in i
1S7G, provided for it by special act. and the
presence of such distinguished speakers and its
liberal principles have made it national. Pri-ate
Dalzell delivered the address of Avelcome, Avhich
Avas eloquently responded to by Judge Lawrence,
Governor Foster. Captain Cook, Senator Richards,
An ox barbecue was served in true soldier
style, amidst much merriment. The air rang all
day with Union cheers, the noise of cannon, and ;
martial music, and at night the Avoods were ;
brilliant Avith camp-fires and glorious amid the ;
splendors of a charming moonlight night.
It Avas unanimously resolved b3' the veterans
to build a Garfield soldier s memorial hall on the
spot Avhere they have so often listened to his
touching eloquence, and an organization Avas ef
fected for that purpose. The stricken President
Avas most kindly remembered, and main an eve
was moistened and many a lip quivered as Pri
vate Dalzell alluded to the illustrious sufferer.
With all the meetings and greetings of old vet
erans, most of Avhom had not seen each other
since tAvo years ago, Avhen they stood together
listening to their beloved Garfield here, there
was still something sad about the reunion after
all. The crowd seemed solemn and somewhat
restrained in their merriment by the sad reflec
tions that the great man.Avho isso dear to them, to-
day lies pale and suffering down by the sea.
Every speaker alluded to this melancholy fact. ,
and what gave it such special significance was,
that almost every one of that vast crowd was in
timately acquainted Avith the stricken President,
and had often listened to his masterly eloquence.
After hearing such an orator and hero as he, it !
was hard indeed today to expect any man to i
stand in his place as a sjieaker without a pro-
found sense of disappointment and failure.
Letters of regret a ere read from John Hay, of
the New York Tribune, Generals Grant, Leggett, .
Kilpatrick, Logan. Thurlow Weed. Oliver Wen- '
dell Holmes, Henry W. Longfellow, Yice-Presi-
ident Arthur, Senator Conkling, the Hon. Joseph
Medill of The Chicago Tniurxi:, General
Noyes, John Sherman, Wendell Phillips, General
O. O. Howard, General Devens. Governor Long
of Massachusetts, the Hon. R. G. Ingersoll, the
Hon. Robert T. Lincoln, Scretary of War, Gen
eral Enochs. Fred Douglass, and George William
Curtis. Many of the letters Ave re very long, and
all exhibited great interest in the reunion be
cause of its distinguished history and praisewor
thy purposes. The following Avas sent :
Caldwell. O., Sept. 0. To Mm. Luerelia 11.
Garfield, Lony Branch: The soldiers of Company ington,was elected Commander-in-Chief: Captain waiting to convey the veterans to Druid Hill
D. Forty-second Ohio Regiment, and their com- A. C. Sweetzer, Recording Secretary: Captain Park. Henry Lightner. the drummer boy of
rades, in reunion here today, send their profound Charles K. Merrick, of Chicago, Corresponding , 1814, was at the head of the procession and dex
and heartfelt sympathy with yourself and your Secretary; and Captain James Richardson, terously beat the accompauimciit to "Yankee
noble husband, and earnest prayers for early and ! Treasurer. . ! Doodle." Dinner Avas served at the Mansion
J. M. Dalzell,
E. H. Archei:, Chairman.
FOREIGN OCCUPATION OF EGYPT.
From Italy we have the following: The J'opolo
Montana says special instructions have been sent (
to the Italian Consul at Cairo to Avatch over the '
interests of the large Italian colony in Egypt. Over tAvo hundred survivors of the One-llun-The
lieforma believes that foreign occupation of dred-and-twenty-sixth Regiment New York Yol
Egypt is ineifablo, and that it has been arranged unteers Avere present at the annual Reunion
for a long time past. It thinks an Anglo-Turkish which was held at Waterloo August 26. Editor
occupation is much more probable than a purely A. L. Chiids, of the Waterloo News, delivered the
English or Anglo-French occupation, and advises principal address, in the absence of General F. B.
Signor Mancini, Minister of Foreign Affairs, to Spinola, of New York, who could not attend,
concert Avith England with a view of regaining i
the possession in Egypt which Italy lost through ;
the fault of previous ministers.
COLONEL JAMES STARR,
.James Starr, who died at his home in German-
town on Friday, the 2d inst., from pneumonia,
, was a native of Philadelphia, and was well Known
mand, at the headquarters ol some ot the prin-
, cock, and at Gettysburg, having volunteered for
, the duty, he was very active as an aide-de-camp
' to Major-General Meade. Throughout his term of
service with his regiment he shared in all the
arduous duties of the cavalry, and was a most
efficient officer in camp and Held. At the battle
of Todd's Tavern, Virginia. May 7, 1864, in the
ia-.-"-r.ivi noov AT.iU-nvn inn ini w-oa noTcmioii-ir
le s laim,ueai Marvein JJ in, ana ua:) personally
ommended bv General Sheridan on the field.
On several other occasions he exhibited good
judgment, coolness, and courage in action, win-
ning the approbation of his superior officers and
the confidence of his own command. He was
brevetted colonel for meritorious services durinir
Sheridan's campaign of 1S64 in the Shenandoah :
GENERAL WILLIAM M. GREGG.
General William M. Gregg, avIio died in Tunk
hannock on Friday. Avas the first man in Elmira
to volunteer at the outbreak of the war. He
Avas a saddler by trade, and won his Avay by his
energy and pluck. At the charge upon Fort
Damnation, before Petersburg, he was struck by
a shell and knocked senseless. The same shell
took off the top of the head of a soldier avIio was '
standing near. He was Major of the Twenty- '
third New York, and afterwards raised, and was
Colnnel of the One hundred and seventy-ninth
New York, until promoted to the command of a
brigade. From our personal knowledge Ave knoAv
him tohave been a whole-souled, frank, open
hearted man, and good soldier. His loss will be
deeply felt by his old comrades and acquaintances
COLONEL JOHN G. PARR.
John G. Parr, lieutenant-colonel of the One
Hundred and Thirty-ninth regiment, P. V., died '
cmnn fl'i-vc firrk onl wnc lmio1
ied at Leechbur". Pa. '
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His name is Avell-known in the annals of surgical
science. At the battle of Cold Harbor he had
one of his arms shot off, and ever afterward Avas
most peculiarly affected. The muscles of his arm
kept up a continual twitching, which caused the
arm to always be in motion. All the resources
of surgical science Avere brought to his relief, but
rjroved unavailing. The singular alliiction finally
dethroned his reason, and he was for some time
previous to his death an inmate of Kirkbride's.
He was a man of estimable qualities, and leaves
many friends to regret his end. Labor Tribune.
DEATH OF CAPTAIN K. R. BREESE.
Captain K. R. Breese. of the U. S. Navy, died
at his residence in Boston. Mass., on September
13- He was "fty-one years of age, and was one ,
of the best officers of the Navy. Captain Breese
Avas born in Pennsylvania and appointed to the
Military Academy from the State of Rhode
Island. He entered the Navv on the fith of
November, 1846, and had seen twenty years of ,
sea service out oi rne mirry-iour years ne neici
a commission as a naval officer.
REUNION AT BLOOWINGTON, ILLINOIS,
The fourth annual Reunion of Illinois Yeterans
closed at Bloominiiton. 111., September 1). Finan-
cially and numerically the Reunion was a de-
cided success, entirely eclipsing anything of the '
kind heretofore recorded. Fort Donelson, incor-
recti v reported as having fallen the night pre-
vious. surrendered at discretion on the 0th, at
the close of the hardest battle of the Avar. The
siege of that ill-fateu fortress Avas the most suc
cessful event of the Reunion, and was witnessed Darius Wheeler, 83: and Colonel Elijah Stans
by fully 20,000 people. bury, 00. Three others, Christopher Wyun, Wil-
During the afternoon of the 0th the Yeteran liam Keener, and Nicholas L. Wood, Avere not at
Association met, with Colonel Foster in the chair, the City Hall.
and proceeded to tha election of officers for the , At ten o'clock a procession was formed and
ensuing year. General John McNulta, of Bloom- marched to Calvert street, where a car was in
On motion of General Hilliard a committee to
provide for a permanent location for these Re-
unions Avas annointed.
Speeches Avere made by Lieutenant-Governor (
Hamilton, the Hon. Lawrence Wildon, Congress-
llian Henderson, and General Ripaker
fo a gentleman every woman is a lady, in right !
of her sex.
GRAND ARMY ORDERS.
The following order lias been promulgated by
( the Commander-in-Chief Grand Army of the Re-
Gkand Army or the Repfw.ic,
No. 15 Pembeutox Square.
Boston-, Augunt 4, 1881.
General .Orders No. 7.
I. Attention is called to the following acts of
the National Encampment at its recent annual
(1) The proviso for re-obligation of dropped
members on rejoining, under section 4, article 4,
chapter 5, is reinserted, with a further proviso
that such members may be re-obligated in any
Post in whose jurisdiction they may reside, upon
the written request of the Post reinstating them.
(Page 708 of Journal.)
(2) The Commander-in-Chief is authorized to
the absence of the Post Commander. ( Page 799.)
(4 ) Department Commanders are recommended
to publish in General Orders such Posts as fail to
send in their quarterly reports within twenty days
after they are due. (Pages 803-4.)
II. The Commander-in-Chief desires to urge
upon the Order the suggestion adopted by the
National Encampment that Posts provide them
selves with copies of the Manual and a sufficient
number of Rules and Regulations to supply every
comrade with a copy, so that they may be enabled
to acquaint themselves thoroughly with the or
ganism of the order.
III. Comrades J. IE. Johnson, of Chicago, 111.,
Robert B. Beath. of Pliiladelphia, Pa., William
U. Hodgkins, of Somerville, Mass., G. J. Thomas,
of Berlin. AYis., and Ben. D. House, of Indianapo-
lis. Ind.. are hereby aivoointed as the Committee on
Military History and Publication, under the first
rtution of the National Encampment relating
' to that subieet. (Journal ot fifteenth annual ses
. Sl0n' lMoti3 --.j
. nn-t r
; Communications to the Committee should be i
' addressed to the chairman Comrade Johnson, at ,
Tnese eanquariei. iocc un.u icwiuuuii, page
S02 of Journal.)
The "uxilliary committee on the same subject, ,
provided for in the second resolution, will be an-
IV. The name of the Assistant Inspector-General
for California, should have been printed Ira
More, San Jose.
V. Information is desired of any relations, or
friends of John Smith, Co. H., 09th N. Y., who
Avas a prisoner of Avar at Milieu. Georgia.
VI. The following appointments are hereby
announced on the staff of the Commander-in-Chief:
To be Aids-de-Camp : Comrades Graham Dukc-
"art, William T. Adreon, and Wm. A. McKellip
of the Department of Maryland.
By command of
Geoijge S. Mkkiulj..
Co mm an dor -in -Ch icf.
William M. Olix.
General Grant Avas present at the annual Re
union of the One hundred-and-tAventy-seventh
regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, in Chicago,
ou J-i"", wis caucu iq.uu u a s-ci,.
Jlc responded as toiiows: it was expressly un-
derstood Avhen I accepted the invitation to your
banquet that I Avas not to make a speech. I am
glad to be Avith you, but I haven't anything new
to say that could be of interest to you. Your
chaplain has complimented me in very flattering
terms, from Avhich I infer that he has not read
the many histories and reviews of the late great
struggle Avhich have been thrust upon my atten
tion. It is now claimed by these veracious his
torians that I was not present during many of
the great battles where formerly it had been sup
pose that I Avas in command. But you were in
some of those battles yourselves, and knoAv how
truthful these historians are. It makes little dif
ference iioav Avhat mav, be written about the bat
tles of the rebellion: the country has been saved
ljv the patriotism and al
an(lAve .'ire ej0vhio-thel
' p , ' Jn y" ()f
or of the Union soldiery,
full blessings of a united
people. In the light of the present there is no
reason to anticipate that the bugle call to action
will ever be sounded in our day, but, if it should
be, I know that the boys who rallied around our
st;m(lai.a in those llays Avill 1)C reacly to rally miw
again. as they did in 1.S01 and 18b'.")."
THE BATTLE OF NORTH POINT.
September 12th the Association of the Defend
ers of Baltimore celebrated the sixty-seventh
anniversary of the Battle of North Point. Thou-
sands of people gathered at the City Hall to greet
the Old Guard, which has dwindled to a handful.
Those who celebrated the day are Captain John
J. Daneke, aged 84 years; .Nathaniel Watts, 8(J;
William Batchelor. 94 : Samuel Jennings, 84 ; Wil
liam Stiles, 85; James Morford, So: George Boss,
87; Henry Light ner, 84: Asburv Jarrett, 8(J:
House in the park, and an oration was delivered
by Francis P. Stevens,
The Association of Old Defenders was onjan-
ized in 1847, with about one thousand members, '
and there were but eleven who participated in '
the recent celebration
The thirteenth annual Reunion of the society
of the Army of the Cumberland, of which previ
ous notice has. been given, Avill be held in Chat
tanooga, Tennessee, September 21 and 22. It is
believed that the largest gathering of Confederate
soldiers and leaders assembled since the war will
be present to welcome the Federal veterans.
The soldiers of Northern Indiana and Southern
Michigan will hold a Reunion af South Hen d,
Ind., September .'0.
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BLACK HAWK WAR.
Mr. .1. Y. Riley, of Hollidaysburgh, Pa., sends
j us an interesting letter referr
to the Black
Hawk Avar, from which we condense the follow
ing: July :?, 1832, he, then sixteen years of age and
a Jifer attached to Company E, Fourth United
States Artillery, embarked, with others, at the
port of Buffalo on the steamer Henry Clay, bound
for Green Day, Wis. The expedition numbered
about 500 men, and consisted of Companies D, E.
and H of the Fourth Artillery and four full com
panies of recruits, all under command of Colonel
David E. Twiggs, (afterwards general.) Among j ijaill jaek. Treasurer, Captain Robert Bollard;
the officers were Lieutenant S. IE. Drum, brother Secretary, Colonel E. E. Sill. General Dan But
of the present Adjutant-General of the Army: ' terfield. of New York. Hon. A. A. J tonkins, of
General John A. Dix, Lieutenant Clay, a son of
U,L H aL MIUUU M.iiesmaii , josepu r,. jonu-
sion, rne renowned uonieuerate leader, tnen a'
v 4 , ,, 1 , 1r -i , ,. -.N i
lieutenant: Colonel Hannibal Day (retired), now
living iii the citv of New York: Colonel J. k.
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Macomb, of the Engineers, and General J. J.
Cram,, residing in the city of Philadelphia;
Lieutenant-Colonel Lorenzo Sitgreaves (retired),
of this city: Brevet Brigadier-General Martin
Burke, of New York : Brevet Brigadier-General
R. E. Clary, of Washington : Lieutenant Harvey ' Clayton, aged eighty-four years, was introduced
Brown, (deceased) of Fort Pickens fame, and to the audience as the only Lenawee county sur
others, whose names are not remembered. vivor of the war of 1812. He went home next
On the second day after starting from Buifalo . day sick with dysentery and died in twenty-four
one of the men of E Company, Alexander by hours,
name, was stricken down with cholera, soon fol- . Professor King, the aeronaut, made an ascension
lowed by another named Corrigan, and in a short
time the fearful disease became epidemic. When
the vessel reached Detroit a large number of the
men Avere down and several deaths had occurred.
General Scott and staff, Avho had expected to
take passage on the Clay from thence on to Green
Bay, on learning of the condition of affairs, pro
ceeded overland via Chicago, Avhile the steamer
continued on the course marked out as far as
Port Huron, where a landing was made. Up to
! the 9th of July nearly fifty men had perished,
nd ol tlie two llimdred "" 01lly sixty-eight
remained, the greater portion of them having
deserted immediately after landing. Many of
them died after leaving camp, and, falling by the
roadside, their bodies were eaten by the wild
animals. There were but three or four desertions
among the old soldiers.
On the 8th of July Lieutenant Clay died, and
shortly afterwards Surgeon Josiah Everett also
perished. For several days the mortality was
fearful. When the survivors became conal
escent they Avere transferred to Fort Gratiot, a
mile or two distaat, to relieve Major M. M. Paine
and tAvo companies of the Fourth Infantry, com
manding the post, avIio Avas ordered to the front.
During their sta at Fort Gratiot a monument
Avas erected in memory of their dead comrades
by the Fourth Artillery. Lieutenant Harvey
Brown, who subsequently distinguished himself
at Fort Pickens, delivered the dedicatory oration, sufferings resulting from the recent extensive
Mr. Riley subsequently served in the Indian ! fires in Michigan:
wars iii Alabama and Florida, and also during ' Port Hckox, Mich., Sept. II.
the late rebellion. To the American People :
With the exception of one person. Dr. C. Coon, ' We n:u'e to-night returned from the burnt- dis
now at the Soldiers' Home in this city, who be- triet of Huron and Sanilac counties. We have
longed to Battery H of the Fourth Artillery, and , seen the burnt, disfigured, and writhing bodies of
the officers whose names are mentioned, Ave have '. ine, women, and children. Rough board coffins
been unable to find any other survivors of the ; contained the dead, followed to the grave by a
ill-fated expedition of which the foregoing brief , few blinded, despairing relatiA-es; crowds of half
account is given. starved people at some of the stations asking
. bread for their families and neighbors. We hear
A SOLDIER TO THE FRONT. of more than tAvo hundred victims already huried.
L.-1 r-u t -i i i and more charred and "bloated bodies are dail v
Silas Milton Bailey, recently nominated to the j-,. . , , ,. T , ,
A, .. .,," - V, t ' discovered. Already more than fifteen hundred!
office ol State treasurer of Pennsylvania, Avas .,,;iw . t . i j. i -i .,
. . .,, - x t families are tound to be utterly destitute and
born in Brownsville, Fayette county, January 4, ; llftnaiW TW Tl,1,11o . , - . , T
1836. He went to the common schools of the
county and entered, without taking a course, the
I Madison College, UniontoAvn. He learned the
1 trade of watch-making with his uncle, and has
i been engaged in the watch and jeAvelry business
. ever since, except when in the field as a soldier.
; When the rebellion began he Avas in business in
Waynesbnrg, Greene county. On the first call
for troops he raised a company ot three-months
men, but Pennsylvania's quota having been filled
theA could not be mustered in. When the call for
one-year men was made and the Reserve Corps
was organized he succeeded in mustering his
company in as Company I, Eighth Pennsylvania
Reserves, and he was commissioned as captain.
His military career began with this event. July
10, 1861. Going to the front, he Avas made major
in less than a year. He was engaged in the
Mechanicsville, Ya., light and at the battle of
Gaines's Mill, June 27, 1862. was wounded, and
did not return to bis command untill the night
before the battle of South Mountain. On the
resignation" of Colonel George S. Hayes he Avas
promoted to a colonelcy. 1 Te then assumed com
mand of the regiment, Avhich he retained, being
commissioned a few months later as Colonel. At
the battle of Antietam his horse was shot under
him, though he escaped without injury, but at
the battle of Fredericksburg on December K.
1862, he was badly Avounded, his brigade in the
tight at Hamilton's Crossing being almost cut
to pieces. The division was then sent to Alex
andria, Yirginia, and did provost duty until Gen
eral Grant took command of the Army of the
Potomac, a hen it joined him and folloAved him
in all the subsequent battles, until that of Spott
sylvania, when, the time of the enlistment of the
Eighth regiment having expired, Colonel Bailey
was mustered out of service with his men. This
was in June. 1864. He took the regiment home,
and subsequently President Johnson commis
sioned him Brevet-Brigadier General for gallant
conduct in the battles of the Wilderness.
SITTING BULL TAKEN TO FORT RANDALL.
The removal of Sitting Bull and his band of
Indians from the Standing Rock Agency has been
successfully accomplished. The steamer Slier-
man arrived at 11 a.m. Sitting Bull had been very
defiant, and said he would die rather than go to
Fort Randall, but careful preparations Avere made
by the commanding officer. The band was sur
rounded by a square of soldiers and forced step
by step down the bank and into the boat, which
then started down the river to Fort Randall. A
nephew of Sitting Bull made some resistance
and Avas knocked down with the butt end of a
musket. A squaw of the band, rendered desperate
by the removal, killed her child and tried to
commit suicide It is thought that the prepara
tions at Fort Randall are such as to prevent
The One hundred-and-thirty-sixth Regiment N.
Y. S. V. which was organized at Portage, in Sep-
i tember, lSf.2, and passed through the hard-fought
I battles of Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Mission
; Ridge, siege of Knoxvi He, and followed General
1 Sherman on his glorious march to the sea, eelo
, brated its annual Reunion at Silver Lake, last
The following officers were elected : President,
I Major-General G. H. Eldridge; Vice-Presidents,
J Capt. J. J. Bailey, Cant. James Baker. Senr't Wil-
Rochester, and Miss C. Anna Williams, of Port-
age, were chosen honorary members.
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In :l special election held September 12th tor a
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oy uic resignation oi .Mr. I rye, ex-Go A-ernor Uuig
j ley (Republican) was elected by over 4,000 ma
jority. At a soldiers Reunion in Lenawee county,
Michigan, last week, Colonel Amos Soner, of
at St. Paul, Minn., September 12, and at last
accounts was anchored in a farm-house, not far
aAvay waiting for something to turn up.
Deleware is hit hard this year, in the failure of
the peach crop. It is estimated that 100,00 bas
kets will cover the yield on the peninsula. An
average yield is 4,000,000 baskets. Then the
quality this year is very bad.
! 0n the 15th instant Iroquois again covered
, " nn giory by winning the St. Leger
muiscu wiin giory oy Avinning me ftt. ieger
! .ik,. ijiosc mo net against Iroquois on the
"PPioij inai. ne was out oi condition nave
ma(le Jl misses did those ayIio thought he Avould
uoi win because of the fact that he Avon the
! Derby. It appears that although the St. Leger
was instituted in 1776 and the Derby in 1780,
0I1r mne norses have been successful iu both
! "events "during the same year Wilson V'Cham-
P10n in JftUU: oni Uituens feui-pfice," m
1S4S; Lord Englinton's "Flying Dutchman." In
1849; Lord Zetland's "Voltigeur," in 1850: Mr.
Bowe's "West Australian,'' in 1853; Mr. LfAitsonTs
' Blair Athol," in 1844: Count Lagrange's " Glad
iateur.1' in 1855: Mr. Sutton's "Lord Lyon in
18fJG, and Lord Falmouth's "Silvio," in 177."
The following address signed by Senator Con-
; ger and others, shows to some extent the fearful
..v,..v,..,.. ... j. j.v,j -mimin. in utimoj in acJIlMli
houses, and in their neighbors' houses, scorched,
blinded, and hopeless. Some still wander half
! crazed around the ruins of their habitations,
vainly seeking their dead: some in speechless
agony wringing their hands and refusing to be
comforted. More than ten thousand people, who
only a Aveek ago occupied happy comfortable
homes, are to-day houseless and homeless suf
ferers. They are hungry, and almost naked when
found, and in such numbers and so Avidelv scat
tered that our best efforts and greatest resources
fail to supply their immediate wants. Without
speedy aid many will perish and many more will
suffer and become exiles. Our people Avill do
their utmost for their relief, but all our resources
would fail to meet their necessities. We appeal
to the charity and generosity of the American
people. Send help without delay.
Signed by E. C. Carleton, mayor of Port. Huron,
and chairman of the relief committee: William
Hartraff, John P. Sanborn, Charles A. Ward.
Omar D. Conger, Charles B. Peck, and Peter II.
A SOLDIER'S CLAM-BAKE.
It is enough to take aAvay one's appetrte to read
the list of ingredients Avhich made up the clam
bake served at the Reunion of the Grand Army
of the Republic of Connecticut at High Rock
Grove, on the Naugatuck Railroad. The gigan tit
potpourri was thus composed: V.io bushels of soft
shell clams, 85 bushels of hard-shall clams. 100
bushels of oysters, fi50 pounds offish, 600 pounds
of lobsters. 2,000 ears of corn, and 20 bushels of
potatoes. There were a few other trifles, such as
600 loaves of bread and 150 watermelons, which
helped to keep off starvation. About 7,600 per
sons were present by far the largest number
ever assembled at an army Reunion in Connecti
cut and, owing to excellent arrangements at the.
grounds and an unusually efficient transportation
service, managed by Superintendent Beach, of the
Naugatuck Railroad, there Avere no accidents, no
delays, and no grumbling.
Hoav many people avIio benefit by cinchona
know that it gets its name from Anna de Osorta.
Countess of Chinchon. who in 1640 brought with
hertoSpain from Peru a supply of Peruvian bark?
Hence the genius cinchona of Linnteus.
If you want to study the immense variety of
the human face in expression you should bend
your gaze upon the mobile countenance-of a deaf
and dumb man when he reaches under the plank
walk for a lost nickel, and picks up a raw bum
blebee by the stem.
It is said that all fashionable addle horse at
Newport have their tails banged. The unfash
ionable mules have their ribs banged. A". O.
L'iva iu ne.