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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. 0., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1885;
THE GRAND ARMY,
News Prom the Departments---New
The Reunion at Fori "Wayne.
GRAND Army of thi: Bepuui.ic,
Washington, J). C. J
The rooms occupied by Headquarters have
now a very inviting appearance. The paint and
paper is fradi, carpets new, and the ornamen
tation tasteful. The front windows look out
upon F street, which is one of the liveliest in
the city. Assistant Adj't-Gcn. Brackctt occu
pies a delightful nook in one of these rooms
and welcomes all coiners with cordiality. The
walls are ornamented by a very interesting
collection of arms, most of which have been
gathered by Adj't-Gen. Cameron, who is a mild
enthusiast on this subject. There aro savage
looking artillery hangers, swords of scores of
different patterns, antiquated horse-pistols,
queer models of revolvers, and carbines in in
finite variety, with Hags and pictures and vari
ous other fcouvenirs of war and bloodshed. All
these are tastefully arranged about the walls of
the room, and enable the visitor to spend much
time there with interest and pleasure, even
when not engaged in the business of the ollicc.
The National Headquarters are destined to be
come a very popular resort for the soldiers vis
isting the city.
TheCommauder-in-Chief, who returned from
the Fort Wayne (Ind.) Hcnnioii the beginning
of last week) was much pleased with his trip,
although he returned somewhat fatigued from
Lis long, hurried journey. lie left Washington
on tho 20th, reaching Fort Wayne on the fol
lowing evening, which was the third day of
the meeting. Ho was met at the depot by De
partment Commander Foster and Staff and by
the oilicer of the State militia who was in
command of the camp. The party went from
the depot direct to the camp, where the news
that the Commander-in-Chief was on theground
spread like wildfire. There was an immediate
gathering of Grand Army men, and in a very
short space of time the comrades, together with
the State militia and cadets, formed in line
and marched past the stand upon which Gen.
Burdett stood. The reception accorded the
Commander-in-Chief was most cordial, and the
cheers with which the passing military greeted
hiui were hearty and continuous.
On the next morning the Commaudcr-in-Chief
again visited the camp, where his wel
come was as hearty as on the previous evening.
An immense throng of soldiers and citizens
surrounded the stand, and repeated calls were
made for a speech from Gen. Burdett, who re
sponded in a manner which drew forth repeated
applause from the audience. Addresses were
also made by Gens. Gibson, of Ohio, and Mau
sou, of Indiana, and Department Commander
Foster. During the day there was a procession
of the militia, cadets Grand Army, and the
citizens of Ft. Wayne also, organized into an
industrial procession. A very interesting
feature of this parade was a company of old
style huntsmen with their dogs and guns.
They were dressed in the traditional buckskin
suits, coon skin hats, and fringed leggings. The
procession, which was reviewed by Gov. Gray,
of Indiaua, and his statT, Gen. Burdett, and
other prominent Grand Army men, was really
a splendid aflair, the industrial part of it being
particularly interesting. In the evening a
Campfire on an enormous scale was held on the
grounds, at which the Commander-in-Chief of
the Grand Army, Gen. Gibson, of Ohio; Gen.
Manson, of Indiana ; Department Commander
Foster, and others made addresses. The attend
ance was immense, not only of old soldiers,
but citizens with their wives and children were
there in large numbers.
On the following day (Sunday) the exercises
continued at the camp. In the morning there
"was an address by .the Bev. Mr. Wilson, of
South Bend, lud., who was a prisoner of war at
Audersouville, and his reminiscences of his ex
perience there were very interesting. Later in
the day a serenade byKoskiusko Post was ten
dered the Commander-in-Chief at Department
Headquarters. The Tost with its band pre
sented a very fine appearance. Other Posts
soon joined in the serenade until a vast crowd
of comrades had assembled. Gen. Burdett was
again called upon for a speech, to which he re
sponded in his happiest vein.
On Suuday night the Commander-in-Chief
left for home, which he reached on Monday.
He was thoroughly delighted with the trip, and
says fully -1,000 Graud Army men were present
and that during the whole time the utmost in
terest was manifested in the work of the Order.
This Encampment was particularly notable not
only for the great interest taken by the soldiers
and citizens, but for the exceptionally good
order which was maintained in the camp and
city. There was not a single case of drunken
ness or other misbehavior during the Encamp
ment, which lasted from the lUth to the 24th,
and it was a matter of general comment by the
citizens and others that the old soldiers clearly
demonstrated that they were thorough gentle
men. Under Commander Foster the Department of
Indiana is in splendid condition, a great deal
of the "dead timber" having been lopped olT,
thus leaving the Order in that Department in
a far more nourishing condition than it was
before. Although a great number of Posts
have been dropped for non-payment of dues,
and also for not sending in their reports, still
the general interest in the work has been so
great that there has been a very small shrink
age in the membership.
When the Commauder-in-Chief reached
Headquarters he found a vast pile of accumu
lated letters, which he and his indefatigable
Adjutant-General have been answering ever
About two years ago Maj. "Walter II. Holmes was
presented by the members of Geo. H. Thomas Po-it
-with a beautiful gold watch and chain, valued at
83S0. While in New York, on his way to the Na
tional Encampment, of G.A.R., his pocket was
picked and lie lost 1 lie present. His comrades, on
hearing of the matter, decided notonly to give him
a eurpn-e. but play a joke on him. Two letters
were loigcd, ptirorling to come from New York,
one of w Inch was from a pawnbroker' Miop, stat
ing that Maj. Holmes came in one night in a very
happy mood and "soaked" the watch for $75. The
other said the watch hud been lo:-t. These letters
were read to Mr. Holmes on the 18th ult. at the
meeting of Geo. H. Thomas I'ost, of San Francisco,
and F. J.Synuncs, ns spokesman, told the Major
that when tlie bad boy in the .Scriptures came to bis
father, he did not sneak around and .say his pocket
had been picked, but confessed his sins. After a
good deal of joking and humorous remarks by Mr.
Syiuuns!, he drew from under his coat what ap
peared to ic an miniciM wuicji, mx incites m ui
xmetcr. having a fob Jive inches wide and 18 inches
long. The ease wits studded wiih large jewels and
being made of gold bronze, is a very elegant pres
ent. Maj. Holmes thought it was a big joke, and
did not have much to say, but when he was told to
open it and did t-o, he found a beautiful t380 gold
watch similar to tlie one he lost, the large watch
being a velvet-lined case for the smaller. Mr.
Holmes was speechless, especially when he read
the following in-crijition on the case of the watch:
"Presented to Waller II. Holmes, Past J. V. Commander-in-Chief
G.A It., by his comrades of Geo.
II. Thomas Post, No. 2, Department of California."
The prest is a most elegant one, being inclosed in a
handsome chamois.ea-e, learingMr. Holmes's in
itials in red.
Wm. T. McLean. Marysvillc: Corinth Post, No.
SO, was muslcied at this place Aug. 1, witb 25 char
ter members and the following oflieers: Com
mander, Win, T. McLean; S. V. C, .1. U. Fuller ;
J. V. C, C. !:. Cobb; Q. M., John Colford : Surg..
Dr. N. S. Hamlin ; Chap., J. P. Swift: O. D Henry
Day; O. G.. A. W. Sims; Adj't., E. A. Davis: S.1L,
J. W. Hicks ; Q. M. S., J. C. Kingsbury.
G.1L Dickinson, Tipton: Ae there has been noth
ing reported from our Postfor a long time, I thought
I would just say that we as a l'ost bold appropriate
funeral services in memory of Gen. Grant accord
ing to our Ritual, and had u very large attendance,
considering the state of the weather. "We also hold
the seventh annual Reunion of the Eastern Iowa
Veteran Association at this place on Sept. 17 and
18, and hope to make it as good and successful as
any of the previous Reunions.
W. A. Ogden. Ness City: There will be a
Campfire of Sherman Po--t, No. 30, held at Ness
City. Sept. 10 and 17. Posts of adjoining Counties
will be present, in all five PoUi on the extreme
frontier. Hon. Preston B. Plumb, U. S. Senator
from Kansas; Hon. S. It. Peters, Member of Con
ureas from Kansas, and Hon J. W. Rush, State
Senator, all comrades of the G.A.R., will be pres
ent to address the comrades. Sherman Post has
just purchased a handsome set of instruments for a
drum corjis, at a cost of 60, and with the 250 silk
flag just presented by the ladies of our County, wc
feel pretty proud.
A. It. Clark, Stafford: ITenry Hopkins Post, No.
301, of this place, has, according to all reports, the
youngest Commander in the United States. His
same is W. Z. Nutting. He was born in Skow
began. Mc. in 1850, and served two years and four
months as drummer ami Assistant Hospital Stew
ard. He wa? appointed Aid ou staff of Depart
ment Commander II. W. Pond in 18St, and elected
Delegate to National Encampment at Portland in
'&3. He is not 30 until March, '80.
REUNION AT TOPEKA.
General Orders, No. 8, issued at Wichita, Kan.,
Aug. 2-, by order of M. Stewart, Department Com
manner L. N. Woodcock, A. A. G. areas follows :
I. As previously announced, the semi-annual
Encampment and soldiers' Reunion, under the
auspices of the Grand Annv of the Republic, will
be held at Topeka on Sept. 2, 30 and Oct. 1, 1885. A
committee of 3S citizens of Topeka, with Past Depart
ment Commander T. J. A udersou as President, re
port to these Headquarters that preparations on a
magnificent sc.de arc being made for the entertain
ment of all who choose to avail themselves of the
i educed railroad fare, to participate in what prom
ises to be an event of unusual importance and pleas
ure to the soldier clement of thin Slate.
II. All mil roads in theState will carry passengers
to the Reunion at one cent per mile going and re
turning. This unprecedented low rale for Kansas
roads places it within the reach of nearly or quite
all the Posts in this Department to send large rep
resentations. It is recommended that so far as it is
practicable, the members of a Post attend in a body,
uniformed, armed and equipped. Blank cartridges
will be furnished free for use in the sham battles.
III. The camp will be designated and known as
Camp Grant. The encampment, for the sake of
convenience and to avoid confusion, will consist of
seven divisions, corresponding in number to the
several Congiessional Districts of the state. Thus,
the First Congressional District will constitute the
First Division, and embrace all the Posts within its
limits, and others in like manner.
IV. The following named comrades arc hereby
assigned to duty as Division Commanders. They
will be obeyed and respected accordingly:
1st District Past Dep't Commander J. C. Walk
inshaw. 2d District Past Dep't Commander IT. W. Pond.
3d District Past Post Commander Thos. II. So
ward. 4th District Past Dep't Commander T.J. Ander
son. 5th District Junior Vice Dep't Commander S. 11.
Cth District Post Commander C. A. Norton.
7th District Senior Vice Dep't Commander T.
V. Each Division Commander will appoint such
subordinate ofliccrs as in his judgment may be
deemed necessary. All comrades accepting quar
ters in the camp do so with the understanding that,
whilst they will be subject to no military restraint,
they will be expected to comply with all reasona
ble orders from their .Division Commanders, to the
end that the designs of this Reunion may be carried
to a successful termination.
VI. As an incentive to bands and drum corps to
attend this Reunion, I am authorized to state, that
where 100 tickets at one point sue sold for the Re
union, over the A.. T. ic S. F. R. R., free transporta
tion will be furnished the baud or drum corps
consisting of not more than 20 pieces nor less than
five, that will accompany them.
VII. The priy.es to be awarded in the band tourna
ment have been so classified as to give everyone,
from the highest to the lowest, a fair chance to
secure a portion of the prize money. The prizes
and classifications are as follows:
To the best band of the first class A gold
badge and $200 00
To the best band of the second class 150 00
To the best band of the third class 125 00
To the best band of the fourth class 100 00
To the best drum corps both drill and
music to be considered $100 00
To the second best drum corps both drill
and music to be considered 60 00
$ 1G0 00
To the best drum corps composed exclu
sively of Sons of Veterans $00 00
Each contestant, upon beingassigned to quarters,
will report to Chief Musician E. M. Wickersham,
who will communicate all necessary information
VIII. The prizes to be awarded contesting Posts
aVc as follows:
To the best appearing Grand Army Post, in
camp and on parade $100 00
Second best l'ost 65 00
Lincoln Post, No. 1, will not enter the arena. As
soon as assigned to quarters, contesting Posts will
rcjort to the Assistant Adjutant-General.
IX. The members of the Council of Administra
tion as they arrive in camp will report to the De
Aids-dc-Camp and all members of the personal
stall' will report and register their names with the
X. It is greatly desired that every Assistant In
spector in the Department be present at this En
campment. Instruction can be imparled that would
inaugurate a uniform system of inspection, and in
many other respects result in great good to the De
partment. You are, therefore, enjoined to let noth
ing trivial stand in the way of your going. Assist
ant Inspectors will report to Inspector-General II.
XI. The Quartermaster-General. John A. Doran,
will be on the ground with a large supply of olli
eers' and membership badges, also Blue-books.
Comrades will be invited to avail themselves of
this opportunity to supply themselves. A large
number of new tents will be placed in the hands of
the Quarterniasler-General for sale, at prices
enumerated below. To all pcrsonsdtsiring to pur
chase tents to take home with them, an appeal is
made to secure them here, as a twofold benefit will
be derived from their sale, w hich will be duly ap
preciated by the managers of this Reunion. The
piice-list is as follows:
8-oz. Wall Tents. Each, 1 dz.or more. Each, less Vnl dz.
9x9 feet. $5.50. $6.00.
10x12 feet. 6.50. 7.05.
12x14 feet. 8.00. 9.80.
14x10 feet. 11.85. 13.00.
XII. Special efforts have been made to secure a
large number of public speakers, including some of
the leading military spirits of the age. No exertion
will be spared to make this Reunion memorable in
the annals of the State. All matters of detail will
be systematized so that all old soldiers, their fami
lies and friends, the Woman's Relief Corps and
Sons of Veterans, together with the Kansas Na
tional Guards, Flambeau Clubs, Rands, Drum
Corjis, Prisoners of War Association and various
Regimental Associations will form such a combi
nation of attractions that the old soldier who re
mains at home and has it in his power to attend
will regret it but once in his life, and that will be
XIII. The culmination of the grand event will be
a sham battle on a stupendous scale. Encourage
the rising generation to witness this drama in the
field. In no other way can they form so just a
conception of the awful grandeur of a real battle,
in which you to a greater or less extent partici
pated, midst the whiz of bullets and the screaming
of shot and shell.
XIV. A meeting of the Association of ex-Prisoners
of War will be held in the Senate Chamber at the
Capitol on the evening of Sept. 30. All members
of the association and those desiring to become
members will report to Comrade McNary, Secre
tary of the Association, who will be on the grounds
during the Encampment.
XV. In conclusion, comrades, you arc urged to
encourage the attendance of old soldiers not mem
bers of the G. A. R., but who are eligible to mem
bership, in order thatotir decimated ranks may be
filled up with recruits and the Department of
Kansas placed where of right it belongs, in the
front rank in the galaxy of States in the Grand
Army of the Republic.
C. A. Oliver, Edgerton : Post No. 80, of this place,
has adopted the name of U. S. Grant.
John B. Dey, Commander of J. A. Monroe Post,
No. 59. Stromsburg: Wc have a very good I'ost
here and, what is still better, we own our own hall.
We have a very promising Relief Corps, which is a
great help to our l'ost. We expect to attend the
Beatrice Reunion as a Post. The National Titm
dxk is taken by quite a number of the comrades.
We all think" Uncle Daniel's Story" the best of
anything that has yet graced the pages of Tub
National. Tiubunk. It brings us all back to those
trying days when our Nation hung in a balance.
I can only say that I wish every old soldier was a
subscriber to The National Tiiujunk.
The encampment of the 1'osts of Hudson County,
of this State, which commenced on Friday last in
thcSchtietzen Park, and continued until Tuesday,
was a splendid siicees. About 250 veterans answer
ed to the roll-call. The Reunion was exceedingly
interesting, every device lor assisting the boys to
enjoy themselves being used. Gen. Itamsay, who
was in charge of the camp, won praise from all for
the excellent way in which it was conducted. On
Saturday Gen. Hancock and Gov. Abbctt and Stall"
visited the grounds, and were greeted with hearty
cheers by the veterans. On Sunday the camp was
visited by not less than 8,000 persons. Tlie principal
attraction on Monday thcelosingdny was a sham
battle. Among the Posts in attendance were the
following: Werner, Zabriskie, Ellsworth, Thomas,
Wilson and Van Houtcu.
Col. F. D. Grant has written a personal note to
Commander Knapp thanking him and the other
members of Wheeler Post, for their services at
Mount McGregor previous to and at the funeral of
O. M. Merrick, Perry: On Aug. 14 the members
of Post No. 4G2, of this place, presented the Rev.
Mr. Stewart. Chaplain of the Post, with a $20 easy
chair. The occasion was made a very interesting
one. the comrades attending with their wives and
Gen. John F. Ballicr, a veteran of the Mexican
and civil wars and commander of the 98th Pa. in
the latter, celebrated his 70th birthday on the 28th
ult. A banquet and ball was given on the occasion
at the Schuetzcn Hall, to which Gen. Ballicr was
escorted by the Hu-sar Hand, the Young Msenner
chor, a uniformed firing party of John A. Koltes
Post, Veterans of he 98th Pa., Koltes Post, Bavar
ian Society and the Cannstatter Society. Gen.
Ballier came to this country 47 years ago. Ho
served as Lieutenant in the Mexican War. after
which he lived in Philadelphia until the civil war
broke out. Raising two regiments he entered the
war as a Colonel and came out a Brigadier General.
Mnj. Henry Webster Post, No. 391, of Slrattan
villc, has adopted resolutions of respect to the
memory of Gen. Grant.
Ayer's Sarsaparilla will enre Catarrh, and do
away with that sickening odor of the breath.
Some yeara ago a fumlly moved out to the far West.
It was shortly after one of the terrible Indian raids.
This family consisted of man and wife the wife pale and
hardly able to withstand the exposure commou to life on
the frontier. Recently a letter was published descriUInz
the wonderful health and prosperity which had attended
them. The wife had become a mother of a large and
happy family, and ascribes her happiness to having used
GraefcBlxTg Catholicon. which had ciucd her of weak
ness aud female complaint.
I The Reunion and Encampment of the war
veterans of Wayne County, on the shore of
Soflus Bay, Sodus Point, N. Y., last week, was
one of the most important meetings of veter
ans over kuown in that region. Nearly 1,000
members of the Grand Army Posts in Wayne
County, besides many from Seneca, Ontario
and Cayuga Counties wcro in camp. Gen.
Henry W. Slocuni, of Brooklyn ; Gen. M. M.
Salter, of Cincinnati : Gen. McMillen, of Wash
ington, and Gen. S. P. Ketchum, of Austin,
Tex., and formerly of the Confederate army,
made addresses. The Reunion of the 11th N.Y.
took place at the campground during the En
campment. It was the first Reunion of the
regiment in several years, and there was great
enthusiasm among tho veterans. Col. Anson S.
Wood, Duputy Secretary of State, made an ad
dress, followed by Col. McDougall, formerly
commander of tho regiment. John Wesley, of
EI mini, read a history of the regiment, and
Capt. W. E. Smith, of Chicago, read an original
Tho 10th annual Reunion of the United
States Veteran Signal Corps Association was
held at Silver Spring, R. I., on the 27th ult.,
aud was attended by about 100 comrades from
nearly every New England State, aud from
New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio. A shore
dinner was enjoyed, after which the following
ollieers were elected: Pres., Col. II. S. Taft;
V.-P., Capt. L. R. Fortcscuo ; Sec, Scrg't C. D.
W. Marcy; Treas., 31. McCarthy. Executive
Committee Capt. I. II. Harvey, W. M. Wires,
Lieut. Van B. Sleeper. Auditing Committee
J. H. Abbott, Lieut. J. M. Swain, Lieut. M. C.
McKenzie. Historian, J. Williard Brown;
Q.M., Allen T. Holmes. Delegate to Army of
tho Potomac, Maj. J. C. Paine; Alternate, Capt.
A. B. Capron. A preamble and resolutions of
respect to tho memory of Gen. Grant were
adopted by a rising vote.
There were a nuinhcr of Reunions held at the
camp of the Now Hampshire A'eteran Associa
tion at Weirs last week. There were over2,000
persons on the grounds. Among those present
were President Linchan, Gov. Currier and Stair,
Secretary of State Thompson, State Treasurer
Carter, President of tho Senate Pike, Speaker
Aldrich of the House, Col. J. P. B. Batchelder,
of Hyde Park, Mass.; ex-Gov. Berry, Mrs. J.
Horace Kent, President of the Woman's Relief
Corps, and other prominent persons, including
a number of ladies.
The seventh annual Reunion of tho veterans
of Washington County was held at Greenwich,
N. Y., on tho 2Gth ult. Fully 12,000 persons
were present. Fourteen Posts of tho Grand
Army of the Republic, Battery F, of Troy, and
several bands marched in the procession, which
was reviewed by Gov. Hill and Staff. After
the parade a banquet, prepared by the ladies of
Greenwich and Easton, was partaken of by the
veterans and their invited guests. Addresses
were made by Gov. Hill, Col. C. L. McArthur,
Gen. H. C. King, and others.
John F. Hudson, Millershurg, O.: The annual
Reunion of the 102d Ohio was hold at Odcll's
Lake, Holmes Co., O., Aug. 19 and 20. About
200 of the survivors were present and answered
to roll-call. The Reunion was a success socially
and financially. A futid suilicient to guarantee
the publishing of tho regimental history was
raised and placed at the disposal of the regi
mental historian, Floricn Giaugue, Cincinnati.
Tho following ollieers for the ensuing year wcro
elected : Pros., L. R. Kramer, Wooster; Sec, John
F. Hudson, Millershurg; Treas., James Wells,
Ashland. The next Reunion will he held at
same place, Wednesday aud Thursday, third
week in August, 18SG. .
A. Fisher, Blandinsvillc, 111.: At the soldiers'
Reunion at Carthage, hold Aug. 18 and 19, 1
noticed the colors of the 37th Mass., which aro
now the property of Post No. 313, of Warsaw,
Ind. The flag has several blood stains upon it
and is perforated with bullet holes.
A. Lammey, Secretary, Board of Trado Vet
eran Association, No. 911 Madison street, Chi
cago, 111.: A Reunion of the 72d, 88th and 113th
HI., being the 1st, 2d and 3d Board of Trado
regiments, with the Board of Trade Battery,
will he held in Chicago ou the Kith and 17th of
September next, to attend which a cordial
invitation is hereby extended to all members of
the same. Those intending to come should
notify the Secretary at once.
W. D. Rodrock, Patorson, N. J.: The 13th
annual Reunion of the 47th Pa. will be held ou
the 22d of October in Allentown, Pa. A largo
number of the surviving comrades aro expected
to attend. Great preparations will be made for
their reception. Among the number who ex
pect to be present are Gen. J. P. S. Gohin, Col.
T. II. Good, Col. Alexander, Dr. Sturdevant,
Lieut.-Col. Abbott, Capt. Gilbert, and a host of
J. N. Conklin, Cambridge City, Ind.: Tho
19th Ind. battalion aud Co. D, 101st Ind., will
hold their fifth annual Reunion at Kuightstown,
Ind., Oct. 8, 9 and 10. The address of all tho
comrades is desired.
J. D. Batchcller, Streator, HI.: The Big Bend
Veteran Reunion Association, of Illinois, will
hold their annual Reunion at Streator, 111., on
Sept. 22, 23, 2-1 and 25, to which a cordial invi
tation is extended to all who wore the blue or
the gray. Arrangements are being made for
the accommodation of 20,000 veterans. This is
to be the Reunion of this part of the country
this season. The program of entertainment,
which the management have in course of prep
eration for the four days' Reunion, is largo and
varied in detail. It embraces all the essentials
of an enjoyable occasion for our guests, and will
be so divided between opening and closing
ceremonies as to equalize tho festivities and
afford all who participate an opportunity to
witness one of tho best soldiers' Reunions over
held in the West.
David H. King, Fort Edward, N.Y.: The
survivors of the 93d N. Y. will hold their first
Reunion at Saratoga Springs, N. Y., on thc29lh
and 30th insts. Tho committee have secured
the rooms of L. M. Wheeler Tost, situated over
tho post-otlicein the Arcade Building on Broad
way, where all are requested to report immedi
ately on arriving in Saratoga, as the com in it too
wish to complete the muster-roll.
John W. Manning, Salinevillc, O. : The grand
Tri-State Reunion of ex-soldiors and sailors,
which took place Aug. 1-1 at East Liverpool, O.,
was a grand affair and attended by a vast mul
titude of old soldiers.
P. F. Hughes, Altoona, Pa.: The surviving
members of Co. A, 55th Pa., will hold a Reunion
at Summit, Cambria Co., Pa., on Tuesday, Sept.
11. E. Sellers, Bangor, Mc: The 18th Maine
Regimental Association held its annual meet
ing at Ellsworth, Mc. on the 21st ult. The
visiting veterans, escorted by W. II. II. Rice
Post, No. 55, marched to the Grand Army Hall,
where the business meeting was held and the
following ollieers elected : Pres., Col. Z. A.
Smith, of Boston; V.-IVs, Win. B. Campbell, of
Ellsworth, and G. P. Smith, of Harrington;
Sec, A. C. Sawyer, of Bangor; Treas., Capt. F.
A. Cummings, of Bangor. Executive Commit
tee, Capt. H. H. Shaw, of Portland; Lieut. Jas.
A. Dole, of Bangor; Capt. B. T. Atherton, of
Bar Harbor; Serg't Geo. II. Collin, of Harring
ton, and Maj. Harrison G. Smith, of Columbia
J.S.Mason, Medina, O.: Tho annual Reunion
of the 124th Ohio was held at Medina Aug. 13,
and was very largely attended.
A. L. Chandler, Oxford, N. II.: Co. D, 1st Vt.
Cav., will hold its annual Reunion at St. Johns
bury, Vt., Sept. 1G.
John Van Buren, Do Witt, 111.: Tho 107th
111. will hold its annual Reunion at Clinton,
111., Sept. 25 to 28. All old soldiers in our
localitv are invited to meet with us.
E. P. Smith, Wilmington, 111. : There will bo
a Reunion of tho 100th 111. at Wilmington, III.,
on tho 18th aud 19th of September, 1885. All
members of tho regiment are cordially invited
Tho lGth annual Reunion of the 127th 111.
Veteran Association will be held at the Palmer
House, Chicago, 111., Sept. 9, 1885.
H. N. Patchen, Elgiu, 111.: There will be a
Reunion of the 52d 111. at this place, Sept. 9.
David A. Bradley, Thomaston, Conn.: The
annual Reunion of tho 19th Conn, and 2d Coun.
H. A., at Bridgeport, Conu., Sept. 11.
W. S. McClure, Madison, Ind.: Tho annual
Reunion of the 3d Ind. Cav. at Madison, Ind.,
Oct. 15, 1885.
The 20th annual Reunion of tho 35th Moss,
at Andovcr, Mass., on Thursday, Sept. 17. Com
rades who have chauged their place of residence
sinco the last Reunion will please notify tho
Secretary, Lieut. Thos. E. Cutter, Box 405,
A. S. McDowell, Clayton, 111.: The annual
Reunion of the survivors of the 81th 111. at
Clayton, 111., on Thursday, Sept. 24, 1885.
John G. Nuhfer, Fremont, O.: Sixteenth an
nual Reunion of thc72d Ohio at Bradner, Wood
Co., Thursday, Sept. 10, 1885. All surviving
members of the regiment, with their families
aud the families of deceased members of tho
regiment, aro earnestly solicited to attend.
A Reunion of the 15th Ohio Regimental As
sociation was held on tho 20th ult. at New Con
cord, 0. Each of the 10 companies of the regi
ment were represented, aud 50 members en
rolled their uainca OU tho roster. The citizens
of New Concord welcomed the boys in right
royal style. Nearly every houso bore some
patriotic emblem, and the decorations on the
streets were most profuse and beautiful.
Speeches were made by Rev. Dr. McFarland, of
Cambridge; Hon. S. E. Hills, of Barncsvillc,
aud Rev. M. Timberlnkc,' of Adamsvillo. An
original poem was read by Maj. J. K. Brown,
of Columbus. Music was furnished by tho
New Concord Band and Glee Club. The olli
eers of the association tire its follows : President,
R. B. Brown, Zanesville; Vice-Presidents
Field and Staff, O. S. Latigon, BlutHon, O.; Co.
A, W. W. McKinney,f New Concord; B, Oliver
Barnett; C, T. C. Davis, Galion, O.; D, E. H.
Stevens, Upper Sandusky, O.; E, S. E. Hillis,
Barnesville, O.; F, A? Glover, Delaware, O.; G,
L. O. Doolittle, Mansfield? O.; H, J. R. Upde
grovc, Cavettc, O.; I.tChas'. L. Kerr, Shelby. O.;
K, James McCourt, Claysvillc, O.; Chap., J. A.
Gleason, Van Wert; Cor. Sec, Alexis Cope, Co
lumbus; Rec Sec, J. M. Ewing, Upper San
dusky; Treas., I. N. Welkcr, 52G Pearl St.,
Richard Lawrence, Red Bank, N. J.: There
will be a Reunion of 1st N. J. Cav. at Trenton,
N. J., Oct. 1.
A. Roberts, Rising City, Neb.: Pleaso chango
the date of the Reunion of the 30th Ohio, which
was to have been held at Bloomficld, Iowa,
Sept. 23 and 24, to the 29th and 30th of tho
A. T. Richard, Marshalltown, Iowa: The 3d
biennial Reunion of the 32d Iowa at Hampton,
Sept. 24 and 25. Reduced rates on all railroads
and at hotels.
G. B. Wcldcn, Centralia, 111.: Annual Roun
ion of tho soldiers and sailors of Southern Illi
nois at Centralia, Sept. 8, 9 and 10. Gens. Lo
gan, Sherman, Black, Rinakcr, and other prom
inent ollieers of the kite war, and Govs. Oglesby
and Hamilton, arc expected to bo present.
The survivors of tho 27th, 39th, 43d and 63d
Ohio are requested to convene in Marietta, O.,
Sept. 9 and 10, 1835.
Chas. E. Harden, Homor, HI.: Tho first an
nual Reunion of tho 2(ith 111. will bo held at
this place Oct. 21, 22 and 23. All comrades aro
respectfully requested to send their names and
addresses to me.
R. C. Rankin, Ripley, O.: A Reunion of the
7th Ohio at Portsmouth, O., Sept. 10.
O. G. Daniels, Mt. Vernon, O.: Tho old Stli
Ohio (Carroll's old regiment) will rcune at Fre
mont, O., Sept. 15.
Tho third annual Reunion of the 8th Iowa at
Washington, Iowa. Reduced fare will be se
cured on all railroads possible for comrades and
Tho 21st annual Reunion of tho survivors of
the 8th N. Y. H. A. was hold at Niagara Falls
on the 22d ult., and was tho largest meeting of
the organization yet held. An interesting in
cident was the return of the regimental colors,
which have been in tho custody of tho War
Department, to the organization. Tho presenta
tion speech was made by Col. John B. Wober,
aud they wero received on behalf of tho regi
ment by Mr. Peter A. Porter, son of the late
Col. Porter, who commanded the 8th Art.
J. H. Russell, Dubuquo, Iowa : Tho second
Reunion of the survivors of tho 21st Iowa was
held at Farley, Dubuque Co., ou the 19th aud
20th of August, and it was truly a joyous gather
ing 173 old soldiers, with their wives, being
hospitably entertained, without money and
without price. On the second day thousands
gathered to the annual Harvest Home, and pro
visions enough for a regiment were provided.
Thanks to tho noblo women of Farley, who
labored incessantly day after day for our com
fort. Tho next Reunion is to be at Cedar Falls,
Iowa, Sept. 15, 1887. ,
Edward Willis, Netherwood, N. J.: Tho sec
ond annual Reunion of th'c surviving members
of tho Anderson Zoutjv.eSjtGSd N. Y.) was held
at 391 Sixth avenue, New York city, on tho
21st of August, the anniversary of its departure
for the seat of war. j ,
Tho sixth aunual Reunion of tho 1st Ohio
Cav. will be held at Washington C. 1L, Fayette
Co., O., Sept. 23d. All comrades with their
families aro cordially invited.
J. E. Barnes, Westport,,N. Y.: Tho 13th an
nual Reunion of tho 77th N. Y. will be held at
Stillwater, Saratoga Op.N Y., Oct. 7, 18S5.
Austin Sylvester, Bpston, Mass.: The Massa
chusetts Mozart Association of the 40th N. Y.
will hold its annual Reunion at Plymouth,
Mass., Sept. 8 and 9. pollingwood Post, G. A.R.,
will give the member a reception at their hall
the evening of the 8th and; a good time may bo
expected, as Capt. Frank A. Johnson, an old
member of the regiment, lives there, and it is
upon his invitation that the Reunion is held
The survivors of tho 40th Mass. will hold
their annual Reunion at tho Willows, Salem,
Mass., Sept. 8, 18S5. All members of tho regi
ment are requested to be present.
Tho Reunion of the 7th N. Y. H. A. was held
at Albany Aug. 19. It was largely attended,
aud was a most enjoyable aflair in every partic
ular. THE 23D OHIO.
Reunion of a Notable Iteglinent.
One of tho most interesting gatherings of old
soldiers this vear was that of tho 23d Ohio at
Lake Side, on the 19th, 20th and 21st ult.
This regiment, as wo have before stated, had
for its firs' Colonol, W. S. Rosecrans; its sec
ond, Gen. E. P. Scimmon; its third, Ruther
ford B. Hayes; its fourth, Gen. James M.
Comly, while Justice of the Supreme Court
Stanley Matthews was Lieutenant -Colonel.
There were about 150 present and the occasion
passed oil most delightfully. Neither Gens.
Rosecrans nor Scammou wcro present, but
Gens. Hayes, Comly, and Stanley Matthews
were theroand made very cntertainingspecches.
The ofliccrs elected for the eusuing year were:
President, Gen. Rutherford B. Hayes ; Cor. Sec,
Ben Killam, Cleveland; Rec. Sec, O. F. Crall;
Treas., "Pony" Chamberlain. Vice-Presidents:
Field and Stall', Gen. James M. Comly; Co. A,
Thomas Bowra; B, Spencer P. Udell; C, Al
fred Searles; D, G. D. Ogden; E, Capt. James
L. Botsford; F, Capt. Israel Canby; G.Alfred
Arthur; II, S. W. Bell; I, Capt. S. B. Warren;
K, F. II. Bacon. Lake Side was chosen as tho
place for holding the Reunion next year.
SONS OF VETERANS.
CAMP NO. 5G, MEDINA, O.
J. S. Mason, Medina, O. : At the muster meeting
of Cnmp No. 5G, of this place, the following ollieers
were elected; Capt., Frank Miller; First Lieut.,
N. II. McClure: Second Lieut., Osborn legate;
Chap., J. K. Borger; Camp Council, ,loe Post, M.
K. Shane and 15. 1. Lowe. Applications for mem
bership will now be received and considered by the
Camp. Medina County can muster a Camp equal
to the G.A.It. if the boys wish. Capt. Kdwiu T.
Voris. attended by Comrades Chas. 1). Traunfeller,
C. J. Tryon and Geo. W. Billow, of Akron Camp,
were on duty as Mustering Ollieers. Eighteen
charter members were received.
General Order, No. 3. issued at Dorchester, Neb.,
Aug. '20, by command of II. G. Clark, Col. Com
manding 15. G. Jones, Adj't. are as follows:
Upon receiptof this order Commanders of Camps
will detail three men each who, when properly
supplied with feubicription lists and receipt books,
will make a lively and thorough canvass of thu
locality, soliciting subscriptions lor the construction
of a monument of Gen. Grant at tho capital of the
State. When the canvass is complete, the funds
obtained will be forwarded to the Secretary of the
Grant Monument Association at Lincoln, Neb.
The patriotic sons ofthosc who battled with the
dear old Commander 'Kre eJflled upon todoactivo
work in this matter. Let rib show the world that
we arc made of stiiifins suirn as was our fathers,
and let us bend our cyiergyis to the task with the
same spirit that prompted, our fathers during the
dark days of '04. ,f '
j. -i ,
Admit the Sons of Veterans.
To Tin: Editor: ,The question that I wish
brought before the coiradqs is, Why tho Sons of
Veterans cannot receive more encouragement
than they do. My view oij the matter is that
if there is anybody ii'the-vorld that would bo
a benefit to the old vcteraijs in their declining
years it is their sons.,, W sec very many sons
of veterans over the country. Some will say,
"Why don't thoy jom , their own Order?"
The reason in mauyinsta'pces is that thero is
not onough of themj'ito'Jftrm a lodgo of their
own. Whereas, if the 'could join our Order,
they would bo glad tcj.keJp us pay rent, build
halls, take care of our sack and disabled sol
diers, and their widows' and orphans, and bo
more and hotter prepared to take our places
when we are gone. Now, I would like to have
the views of comrades on this through the best
paper printed. Every soldier knows what paper
I mean. If ho don't, he should send $1 to The
National Tjubune for one year and find out.
If my National Tmbune misses one day I
am lost until it comes. If any of tho comrades
want to hear from a comrade in the pine
woods they can do so by addrc:sing--S. W. V.,
Box 13, Chase, Mich.
Any Small Hoy, with a Stick,
can kill a tiger, if the tigor happens to be
found when only a little cub. So consumption,
that deadliest and most feared of diseases, in
this country, can assuredly bo conquered aud
destroyed if Dr. Pierce's "Golden Medical
Discovery " be employed early.
RELIEF CORPS NEWS,
Gleanings from National Headquar
tersNotes from the Departments.
Headquarteks Woman's Relief Coups,
Sakaii 15. Fuller, National President.
Elkaxoi: U. Wukkleu. National Secretary.
NOT CAPTUUEI) CANNON.
A lettor of recent date from a comrade in
Kansas contained the following, addressed to
tho Editor of the Belief Corps Department:
The statement has been publicly made in the
Knvjhl and Soldier and other Kansas papers by
those interested in an association known as the
Loyal Ladies' Icaguu that the badge worn by
them are made of captured cannon that the Grand
Army had granted this society this privilege, de
nied to all others. Will you kindly say how this is.
Not having the requisite information at hand,
the Editor addressed a letter of inquiry to the
ollicial badge-maker of the Grand Army and
tho societies named at Philadelphia, and re
ceived this reply, which will probably be satis
Office ok Josei-h K. Davison,
Manufactuiung .! i:vklku, No. Kit CiiiojTA'irrST.,
Philadelphia, Aug. l'J, 18A1.
The badges of the Loyal Ladies' League are not
made of captured cannon metal, but arc copper
bronze, same as the Woman's ltelief Corps. It
gives me pleasure to know that the delegates'
badges gave satisfaction at National Convention.
Yours, respectfully J. K. Davison.
DEl'AKTMENT OF MICHIGAN.
IPixi'ns Uepaktmknt of Michigan,
Hetuoit, Mich., August, 18S5.
Deak Tkirunk: The wide-awake and dashing,
go-ahead spirit of the Grand Army boys in Nort hern
Michigan is wonderful! Their unquenchable zeal
and enthusiasm is boul-inspiring. The fire of
patriotism burns as warm and bright to-day as it
did in '61, and their love for the old flag is a never
chaiigiug love. Their discerning eyes see the many
benefits to be derived from the W.K.G., and every
few days there are received at Headquarters Ietteis
characteristic of the spirits that prompt them. They
do not say, "Our ladies are thinking of getting up
an auxiliary, etc., but, " Wc want a Woman's lte
lief Corps! Inclosed find N. Y. draft for S25! If
that isn't enough for a first-class outfit, send bill to
Post and oblige! "
How little they realize the magnetism a letter
sometimes conveys, and how glad the receiver
would be tochf-ptlie hands that wrote and thank
them for a woid of encouragement.
Tho Itcuuion at Greenville proved a red-letter
day for the W.I J. C! Posts that were theie and
rejoiced in possessing a Corps were proud of it,
while those that had none went home with a deter
mination to take active measures regarding the
matter. The second day an experience and con
ference meeting was held in the G.A.It. Hall, where
all felt free to ask questions, and did so, with mu
tual profit, after which the work of the Order was
exemplified in a careful maimer. All seemed anx
ious to learn and thoroughly pleased. The spirit
of harmony that prevailed was delightful.
NEW MICHIGAN COKPS.
Maj. Fox Corps, No. -10, was orgauized Aug. 4 at
Chase by Emma S. Hampton, Department Presi
dent, with '15 churter members. In the afternoon
the Corps was regularly organized, and the work
of the Order carefully explained, after which the
hospitable doors of Comrade 1$. 11. Reynolds were
opened to the new Corps and their guest, where the
ladies were entertained iu a manner corresponding
with the social position aud large hearts of" the host
and hostess. In the evening a public installation
was held in the Opera House, which was beauti
fully decorated for the occasion with evergreens,
flags and flowers. Among tpe more noticeable de
signs was a " Gate Ajar," typical of the gate ajar
for women through the 1'ehef Corps, whereby she
may reach a broader field of labor in doing good.
A cross of pure white flowers and pansies attracted
much admiration. A flag 2U feet long was draped
across the rear of the stage, and bore in large letters
of evergreen the words "Welcome, Kininii S.
Hampton!" The installation service was sol
emn and impressive, the ladies all doing beauti
fully. Mrs. Kirk, the Commander's wife, acted as
Conductor, and although having only 10 min
utes' instruction beforehand, never hesitated
or made one mistake. The comrades lillcd
the chairs aud responded to the gavel calls.
The Chase Band served as orchestra, which, with
other choice music and speeches, made an evening
long to be remembered. The Corps starts oil' in
line shape, with sincere and intelligent ollieers,
which are as follows: President, Arvilla M. Whea
ton; S. V.-P., Lucy Sanford; J. V.-P., Eunice
Loomis; Sec.. Ixiretta A. Smith; Treas., Helen
Reynolds; Chap., Anna M. Turner; Con., Jessie L.
Reynolds; G., l'liuia Wheaton.
Lewis Clark Relief Corps, No. 17, was instituted
Aug. V2, 1&S5, at Olivet, by Mrs. S. A. C. Plummer,
Instituting and Installing Officer, of Lansing, with
the following ollieers: President, Sarah 15. Savory;
S. V.-P., Lucy 15. Goodrich; J. V.-P., Amanda L.
Fisher; Treas., Elvira L. Mills; Chap., Rosa Buck
ingham; Con., Augusta Keeny; G., Bessie Galu
sha. Joseph Wilson Relief Corps, No. -19, was insti
tuted Aug. l'J, at Lowell, by S. A. C. Plummer, In
stituting aud Installing Otlicer, of Lansing, with
the following ollieers: President, Emma B. Hiuc;
S. V.-P., Jane Adams; J. V.-P., Ruby Sunderlin;
Sec., Lueiuda Robinson; Treas., Martha Eddy;
Chap., Sarah Cooley; Con., Almira Morse; G., Re
Fairbanks Corps, No. 10, of Detroit, held a Lawn
Fete the ISth on tlie spacious grounds of the De
partment Inspector, C. G. Hampton, which was a
decided success. Hundreds of flags of all sizes
floated from every window, tree and bush, while
scattered about were booths large and small, where
wonderful things were to be seen or sold. Notice
able among these was a "fishpond," from whose
mysterious depth two fair daughters of veterans
cunningly enticed a " bite" for every " bait" !
There was another booth where the girls were
just too sweet for anything candy ! Under the
protection of a fragrant spruce, stood "The Scale
of Humanity," where, for 5 cents, you could be
"weighed in the balance," and the number of
avoirdupois beautifully inscribed on a card bearing
the badges of tho Order. Flowers, beautiful and
abundant, were everywhere. There was a boun
tiful supper furnished under widespreading can
vas everything; eatable and drinkable that could
One great object of attraction and admiration was
the beautiful white silk banner presented to the
Michigan W.R.C. by the Michigan G.A.R. on the
eve of their departure to the National Convention
at Portland. Although this is W.R.C. Headquarters,
it had not been shown here before, and all were
loud in praise of it and the donors, God bless them !
Chinese lanterns were numerous, and reflecting
lamps lighted up all shady spots, while ou the
south the moon, and ou the north the electric light
tower threw soft and bewitching rays on the fairy
forms that danced on the green to still more be
witching music. Later in the evening a line organ
was placed under a tree, and the " boys " gathered
round anil had aglorious timesingiug the good old
army songs. Everyone seemed delighted, and voted
it a decided sueccss. Fairbanks.
OHIO IN SEMI-ANNUAL CONVENTION.
Dear Tkiiiune: In accordance with General
Order, No. 5, the Board of Directors of the W.R.C,
Department of Ohio, met at 1!:30 p. m., Aug. 12, iu
the parlors of Lagonda House, Springfield, O.; Mrs.
Lottie L. Myers, Canton, O., in the chair; Sarah M.
E. Battels, Secretary. The President explained the
motive of the meeting, and the ladies proceeded to
elect the Executive Board of the Council of Admin
istration, as follows: Mrs. Cclia Baldwin, Corps '23,
Akron; Mrs. Nannie Waterman. Corps 11, Zanes
ville; Mrs. Addie Hard, Corps 19, Wooster; Mrs.
Maggie Beatty, Corps 50, Wayncsburg; Mrs.
Mary Hurford, Corps 1, Canton.
The importance of establishing a Dcpartmet re
lief fund was explained, when, on motion, it was
voted thiit two per cent, of the funds on deposit be
made subject to the order of the President, to meet
calls which do not come under the jurisdiction of
Thu matter of special inspection came before tho
Board, and the President was authorized to order
such special work as a ease may need, and draw
upon Department fund for necessary expense of
such inspection. The meeting then adjourned to
meet in Mitchell Post rooms at 10:30 a. in., Aug. 13,
Convention convened in Mitchell I'ost rooms at
10:30 a. m., Aug. 13, 1JSS5, Lottie L. Myers President,
presiding; S. M. IS. Battels, Secretary; M. K. Kbcr
bole. Treasurer. The meeting was opened in form
accenting to ritual. Mrs. Bell T. Bagley, Corps 11,
Zanesville, S. V.-P.; Mrs. Mary C. Wentzel, Corps
315, Cincinnati, J. V.-P.; Eliza Josslyn, Corps '23, ,
Akron, Chap.; Mrs. 1;,. A. lilcuillm, Corps '2J,
Akron, Conductor; Mrs. E. K. McCanimon, Corps
-', Carthage, Guard. Tho work of the Ritual was
exemplified, and u Committee ou Resolutions ap
pointedMrs. Hell T. Bagley, Corps 11, Zanes
ville, chairman; Mrs. Celia Baldwin, Corps 123,
Akron; Mrs. C. Jacobs, Corps 11, Zanesville.
The Committee on Resolutions repotted a vote of
thanks to the loyal citizens of Springllold for their
cordial reception and elegant entertainment; to
Mitchell Post, No. 15. for the use of their pleasant
headquarters; their joy iu observing the constantly
widening and deepening spirit between the G.A.R.
and W.R.C, and regrets that the hospitable duties
of Mitchell Corps, Springfield, forbade their partici
pation in the Convention, wishing them success
m their enterprising work. Tho resolutions were
unanimously adopted with a vote of thanks to tho
Committee for their admirable work. Tho Con
vention then resolved itself into a regular old-fashioned
experience and question meeting, and was
greatly enjoyed by all. Adjourned until the an
nual meeting at Cleveland, April, 1SSC S. M. E.
Battels, Department Secretary.
GRANT MEMORIAL SERVICES.
Comrado Joseph Dushinan writes us that at
a Memorial meeting held under tho auspices of
Chismorc Relief Corps, Ilion, Mrs. Helen Fos
ter presiding, Comrade Q. B. Fairhcad, of Mo
hawk, and others spoke very touchingly, and
Mrs. Kato E. Jones read a beautiful tribute,
Maj. G. L. Stearns Corps, Charlestown, Mass.,
held Memorial services, with addresses, read
ings and music suitable to the occasion. The
llowers wore particularly fine.
Robert O. Tyler Corps, Hartford, Conn.,
which is a working and harmonious band with
a membership of 70, hold appropriate services,
with remarks by the President, an original
poem read by Ms. Hope, the Senior Vice, and
composed by Geo. H. Hcbard ; an axioy sketch
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Mention The National Tribune. '
by Mrs. Taft, Junior Vice ; " Sweet Memories,"
by the Treasurer, and prayer by the Chaplain ;
closing with the singiug of "America."
E. K. Wilcox Corps, Springfield, Mass., held
a notable service, at which several fine poems
wero read, and the singing and decorations fine.
Comrades were present. In front of the Presi
dent's desk a large picture of Grant rested on
an easel. The picture was beautifully draped
with crape and flags. On the top left-hand
corner rested a wreath of laurel, and on the
floor directly ia front of the easel a large sheaf
At an interesting Memorial meeting of Lyon
Corps, No. 22, Westfield, Mass., Mrs. Marion L.
Burgee, S. V.-P., read a tender Memorial poem
entitled "Our Fallen Hero," which wasgreatly
appreciated by the Corps.
W. H. Sargent Corps, Xo. 21, Janesville.Wis.,
passed appropriate resolutions of condolence
with Mrs. Grant, signed by Mrs. Mary L. Wills,
Mrs. lihoda Pel ton, and Mrs. Elizabeth Hilt.
The Corps charter has been draped in mourn
ing 30 days.
OUT IN MISSOURI.
Every Corps Charter in the Department of
Missouri has been draped, and all the badges
either with crape or black ribbon. Every hall
or room where the Corps meet has been draped.
Memorial services of an impressive character
were held by Ilassehdetibel Corps, St. Louis;
Frank P. Blair Corps, St. Louis ; Custer Corps,
St. Joseph ; O. II. Wood Corps, Brookfield ; O. P.
Mortou Corps, Jopliu,aud Gen. Joe Baily Corps,
Many touching incidents are related. In her
Memorial address Mrs. Ixosaiie Gondolfo, of
Blair Corps, said: "Without the victories of
the Northern battalions the country would have
been divided, aud we ladies would not bo pres
ent here to-day in the discharge of our duties
us members of the Woman's Belief Corps." The
two St. Louis Corps held also a joint Memorial
service at tho Fifth Congregational Church, con
ducted by the liev. Geo. McAdams. Hasseu
deubcl Corps is composed entirely of young
ladies, except the President.
Wood Corps, Brookfield, formed around the
altar aud went through with the beautiful
burial service. A heavily draped "vacant chair"
told the story of the Nation's loss. Follow
ing tho service the Corps went forward, one by
one, aud deposited flowers upon tho chair.
Many visitors were present and a clergyman
pronounced tho benediction.
Tho decorations atthe immense hall, Nevada,
were very line. The speaker's stand was heavily
draped, beneath a large arch and bearing a pic
ture of Gen. Grant wreathed in oak leaves.
Thero were pictures of Lincoln and Garfield
and profusions of flowers.
Much credit is due Mrs. Henrietta Stiesmier,
Department President, for the promptness in
which she issued her order, the day following
Gen. Grant's death, by which all tho Corps in
Missouri acted in swift response. St. Louis was
once the homo of Mrs. Grant, then Miss Julia
Dent, and the house where she was married is
still stauding there. St. Louis women have
OUT IX UTAH.
Mrs. Ida E. Lincoln, National Instituting and
Installing Officer, Department of Utah, writes
from Salt Lako that James B. McKean Corps is
rapidly gaining in numbers and influence and
receiving more and more the attention of loyal
workers. Tho Post at Ogden and at several
points in Idaho are to organize Corps this Fall,
so that by Winter it is hoped that Corps enough
will be formed to constitute a Department. The
coming National Convention at San Francisco
will greatly stimulate the work.
DEPART.MKNT OV COLORADO.
Dkar Thibuke: We have four Kelief Corps in
Denver and the prospects of all daily brightening,
viz., George G. Meade, Veteran, Farracut and
Kcuo. Meade l'oat is the strongest. In the Knuul
Grunt Memorial procession, led by the G.A.I'.,
Meade Corps led the W.lt.C. At a tine lawn party
Kiveit oy the Corps the vocal and instrumental
music Tva,- exceptionally fine. Keforo this reaches
you we shall haveanother and dear Tin hunk. How
we all would like you to join us. At our lawn
party we had us visitor.-, Miss Van Dervoort, of
Marshall, Iowa, Kest of Dr. lJone.-tedt, of Denver;
also the Kev. Mrs. Wain-ley, of Marshall, 111., guest
of our highly esteemed 1 'resident, Mrs. Anderson.
We number l.", and by Christinas shall have 100 by
the way applications come. All honor to the ladies
iu the National work. They are making a record
that will outlive them and their children's children.
Corps 0, Denver, Col.
CAPT. JACK AND THE NATIONAL PRESIDENT'S
Did you ever know what becamo of the Past
National President's badge, or anything about
tho present owner of it?
It was at the close of tho reception tendered
by Gov. Kobie aud staflT, of Maine, to the Na
tional Convention, W.R.C., at tho Falmouth
Hotel, Portland, when tho Schubert Quartet,
Chicago, entered and tendered the National
President, KatoB. Sherwood, a serenade. After a
few delighfulnumhors, a tall, erect, picturesque
looking man, with fair, flowing hair, entered
and was recognized by Mrs. Sherwood as Capt.
Jack Crawford, tho poet-scout and Delegate
from New Mexico. Calling him forward, he
was introduced with the request that ho would
favor tho audience by a recital of oue of his
poems. Ho chose oue written on a promiso ho
made his mother, when a little boy, never to
taste intoxicating liquors, a promise faithfully
kept through all the strange and stirring scenes
of his eventful life. At tho conclusion Mrs.
Sherwood unpiuued the badge she had worn
throughout the year as National President
tho Maltese cross with the yellow ribbon and
fastened it ou his breast, to be worn " in mem
ory of his mother." Cupt. Crawford, in accept
ing, said he would esteem it above the cross of
tho Legion of Houor aud would wear it while
life lasts. To a comrade he said a thousand
dollars would not buy that badge.
Capt. Crawford, though now but 36 years old,
served in the Union army and has seen daring
and brilliant Indian service, having been Chief
of Government scouts in the Sitting Bull cain
paign. He is a uafcurdl writer, has been corre
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It is manufactured from tho
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the most famous fields of North.
Carolina and Virginia. It Is
the only Tobacco in the coun
try which has received testimo
nials from gentlemen known
to every veteran soldier In tho
1 United States.
spondent of the New York Herald, has pub
lished a volume of poems, is a sharpshooter, and
has been associated with a dramatic company
in the portrayal of "The Wild West."
DEPARTMENT OF IOWA.
Mrs. Hattic Marshall. President of the De
partment of Iowa, issued a Memorial Order on.
the death of Gen. Grant, calling for Memorial
services. A general response by the Corps in
the State followed. Mrs. Marshall issued Gen
eral Orders, No. 2, July 27, announcing tho
appointment of Mrs. Mattie Allen. Agency, aa
Department Treasurer, and a Finance Commit
tee, consisting of 3Irs. Belle Brown, Fairfield;
Mrs. Myra E. Hanky, Brooklyn, and Mrs. Alice
Loomis, Wyoming. Comrado W. K. Manning,
Department Commander, G.A.R.,aud Comrades
N. Townsend, A. A. G., and J. S. Matthews,
A. Q. M. G., are thanked for many acts of cour
tesy and untiring eflbrts to secure the comfort
and pleasure of the W.R.C. delegation on tho
Portland trip. Since the Department Conven
tion, held at Davenport in April and July 27,
eight new Corps were organized: Albert
Winchell, No. 31, Lyons; J. L. Bashore, No. 32,
Centerville; McFarland, No. 33, Mt. Pleasant;
August Wentz, No. 34, Davenport; Ersland,
No. 35, Cambridge: Joe Hooker, No. 36, Dea
Moines; Hyde Clark, No. 37, Dubuque; Allison,
No. 33, Audubon.
HELP 3IAKE HISTORY.
The writer has promised to assist Col. Arnold
A. Baud, Becorder, Loyal Legion, 53 Tremont
street, Boston, to compile a Memorial Album of
the prominent woman workers of the war.
This is what is wautcd : 1. A photograph of the
womau enlisted, either as an army nurse, or
organizer, or distributor of Sanitary supplies'.
2. Give name in full ; place of birth and period
of service; where service was rendered, and
in what capacity. War photographs preferred.
The album will be kept with tho valuable
archives of the Loyal Legion. Address Mrs.
Kate B. Sherwood, Toledo, O.
G.A.R. WOMAN'S EXCHANGE.
Dear Tribunk: This organization is under tha
management of the ladies of the G.A.R. and Loyal
Legion. The purpose of this organization is to pro
vide a place for the wives, widows, orphans, and
children of Union soldiers and others to dispose of
their handiwork. In connection with this enter
prise will be a lunch room, at which dinner only
will be served. The rooms at 225 Main street have
been secured, and are now being fitted up for our
use. Manager, lady members and consignors cer
tificates have been printed, and are now for sale foe
SI. each good for one year. Gentlemen member
ship certificates are 2 each, good for one year. Wo
will be glad of any donations which will help U3
establish our work.
Managers Mrs. Maj. Bickham, Mrs. D. W. Mc
Clung, Mrs. It. li. Hayes, Mrs. J. M. Hunter, Mrs.
C. II. Grosvener, Mrs. J. C. Michie, Mrs. Gen. Leg
get, Mrs. T. E. Livesey, Mrs. Kate I. Sherwood,
Mrs. S. A. Whitfield. Mrs. Maj. Wilson, Mrs. J. I.
Quiuton, Mrs. P. I. Lane, Mrs. A. 3f. Warner, Mrs.
F. W. Brown, Mrs. J. B. Wilson. Mrs. O. A. Rey
nolds, Mrs. G. L. Utter, Mrs. B. W. Torapson, Mrs.
J. B. Garrett-on, Mrs. M. A. Richardson. Mrs. D.
W. P. Dimmiuck, Mrs. II. C. Stewart, Mrs. Dr.
Freeman. Mrs. D. 31. Steward. Mrs. Charles E.
Brown, Mrs. E. D. T.ovell, Mrs. J. II. Clinton, Mrs.
McCanimon, Mrs. Low Emerson, Mrs. E. R. Mon
fort, Mrs. C. L. Gane, Mrs. Dr. Cross, Mrs. Dr. Her
ron, Mrs. J. M. Hubbell, Mrs. M. A. Hunt, Mrs. Dr.
Kemper, Mrs. N. F. Armstrong, Mrs. J. B. Foraker,
Mrs. II. C. Benham.
For full information address Mrs. Lucy H. Hub
bell, -12 Baume street, Cincinnati, O.
STATE RELIEF CORPS OF MAINE.
At the third annual meeting of the Woman's
Stato Belief Corps of Maine, held at G.A.K. hall,
Gardiner, July 22, Mrs. A. M. Sawyer waa
elected President, to succeed Mrs. Whitman
Sawyer. The report of tho retiring Secretary
showed the association numbered 24 Corps, 3
gain of eight in the last year. Members in
good standing June 1, 1SS5, 1,320, a gain of
593. A message of sympathy was sent to Mrs;
Gen. Grant. Officers elected, installed by Mrs.
Geo. II. Stone, were as follows: President, Mrs.
A. M. Sawyer, Portland; S. V.-P., Mrs. Chas.
E. Moulton, Auburn ; Chap., 3Irs. Emma Stiles,
Saccarappa; Sec, Mrs. Oren R. LeGrow, Port
land ; Treas., Mrs. Wm. F. Bradbury, Biddeford ;
C, Mrs. H. A. Wellington, Brunswick; G., Mrs.
Bcuj. Williams, Bocklaud; Past Pres., Mrs.
Whitman Sawyer, Portland.
Directors Mrs. Harlan P. Ingalls, Portland;
Mrs. II. K. Marriuer, Hallowell ; Mrs. Gustavua
Moore, Gardiner; Mrs. Buth C. Milliken, Saco;
Mrs. Sarah Pascal, Caiudon.
The State Belief Corps, like the National or
ganization, have adopted Beath's Blue Book as
the standard of authority. Mrs. Oren E. Le
grow serves auother term as Secretary. The
full proceedings of the convention have beea
published in General Orders, No. 2.
ALL ALONG THE LINE.
Our white sisters must look to their laurela.
The report of Shaw Belief Corps, No. 83, Leav
worth, Kan., reminds us that in having occa
sion to glance over tho annual report of the
Inspector of the Department of Now York, for
the year ending September, 1SS4, the Editor
did uot fail to note that it was Thaddeua
Stevens Corps, made up of colored women ia
New York city, which carried off the honors for
the best conducted Corps, out of 40 Corps In
spected. The only complete reports of Department
Inspectors made last year were those of Mrs.
Maggie E. Denison, Department of New York,
and Mrs. Mary E. Miller, Department of Penn
sylvania. Some forgot to sign their reports,
others to make up the footiugs, while a fevr
made no ctfort at consolidation, but sent on the
assistant's blanks, greatly embarrassing tha
Natioual Inspector and delaying tho report for
convention. Let ofliccrs remember that no re
port is complete without her ollicial signature.
Mrs. Leila P. Boby, President of laucola
Corps, Chicago, vistcd Elm wood and installed
Dan McCook Corps. Past Department Com
mauder Harper ivas among the comrades who
united in giving her a royal reception.
"That tired feeling" from which you anfle
so much, particularism the morning, is entirely
thrown off by Hood's Sarsaparill.