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THE NATIONAL TEIBUHE: WASHINGTON, D. 0., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1888.
THE GRAND piY.
News Imm tie Brteflj5---New
. DEPARTMENT NEWS.
Goo. W. Miller, Adjutant, Hinwn G. Ffefeer Poet.
No. 8C6, FwnerMire: Our P fa in ft flourtehiwic
condition. We bve mode a dew Rata of nioe dur
ing the quarter jitt cioaed. wKh itre-aplKMMns
on lite. We sUuiloMt fooryeateaffo with ncimrter
luctnUcrbtitt) of 2C, and now nave the Mmesof
about 00 brave and tree comrades oa our roater.
-T1e National Tribune" Teauioti Bill it apt woved
by our Poet, and 1S lob of your valuable
paper come U our office. We have a Woman 8
liciiel Crp here in a louruliiu condition, and
Ouup of bo of Voiei mm. We . not allow jioli
Ucb hi the Port room, but outs.de the boy teaK
and vote am they il"8e. Some lime ago tlie au
sens presented e with a niie flair, and the occasion
was made memorable n thw neighborhood.
Oeneral Ordeni. No. 9 , ismed at Minneapolis Oct.
16. by ooMtaiand of Jame H. Ke, Department
Commandcr-Oeo.W. Orant, A- A.-G. oouteiu te
following : . ., , - w r
The OejMirtment Commander avails himself of
the opon.unity to comeratuUie the conirados of
ibi IX-parttueut ou their numbers and general
Rood deportment while in attendance at Ue ffid
Rational Louainpitteiiiat Columbus, O. The Ve-partox-nt
was nir lurdy represented than at
any picviows Encampment held beond iw own
borders. Tbe rvreNittive were earueet, work
tag enrly and lale to cmrry out the wujtes of Iheir
eomradcti. and the legibluou enacted will doiibt
les be regarded as bcoetociai to the Order. ine
Kucaiapiuent adopted resolntioiit favorins a )en
tuon measure granting SS ler month to all wlio
served fid davt, and an addiUonal 1 eeut jier
Jay, per ntouiti. for all over SW days of rerviee.
The Disability Pension Bill was likewise indorsed.
These resolution were adotea oy a vote of 356 to
22. the delegate from tl'te Ucp.rttnent voting for
the resolutions. The new iluiuiht adopted at Oo
lutabu will be furnished in even exchange for the
old a soon as received a these Headquarters, it
was recomuieMded by the National Encampment
that o more isuppleuicnul returns be called for
from National Ueadquarters. This makes the rule
maodatorv for prompt reports and Post officers
will govern tbemselvesstncUy in acoordanee there
with. Kinety retorts, bat little more than half
due. have been received for the third quarter, ana
it is tooped that thoac delinquent will be promptly
made and the dteaRreeable duty of publishing
Posts as derelict be avuded. Tbe National coun
tersign, which w ill be promulgated about Jan. 1,
will not be given to any Post wUicli fails to reiiorl
for the jurier ediu Sept. 30. lSeff. From oorre
epoudenoe received it appears that officers of sev
eral Posts have suspended and dropped members
wtio are in arrears m whout notifying such mem
bers that they Here delniquent. Tina is clearly in
vtolaUon of the Rules and ltegabakms. aud all
members Uirougliout the Dcpartmeut who have
been thus suspended or dropped ill at once ihj re
stored to tbe rolls. Attention is again directed to
Sectiou 3, Article i. Chapter 5, R. and B-, ediUou
of Itte" (a copy of which was mailed each Post
Commatider in July last), which provides that
a comrade mul have written notice two
mouths previous to being sutpeaded, which
would make the time not less than eglit
mouths, and then H can be done only by a vole of
the Post at h option ; also, a suspended comrade
can only be dropped fofter a written notice of two
months. which uiake tbe time 14 months, and then
it is optional and requires a vote of the Post. The
committee, coueistuig of Comrades John P. Ilea,
L. L. W beeiock and Henry A. Gatie, ap)ointel by
Jhe Governor of lite State to investigate the matter
of the injurs to Comrade Geo. R. Knox, of Burlick
Post. No. 3 Spriug Valley. Minn., t the sbuai
battle at the Minnesota SUte Fair. September, 18b,
and Uie respoiiMbiiity of the Minnesota State Ari
cniuiral Snoeiy in coiinectton with said injury,
and to adi ise lite said society thereio, have made
report, Uicn u ill be placed before the Department
Eitouiipuieiii for its acUou The Encampment will
be called uo: later thn Jan. 15, 18S2. The proceed
ings, findings and sentence of Post court-martial
lu the cae of Charles H- Wylder, of LaGrause
Post, No. 79. Window, Minn., are approved, and
tl said Charles H. Wylder is dishtMiorably dis
charged and dismissed from the Grar.d Army of
the Itepablic The following Posts Intve been or
gauused: PhU Sheridan, Ko. !57, Boyalton; Win.
Nobles, No. ITS, Minneapolis.
The Grand Army oomradee of Troy will un
douUedly present L. E. Griflltti's name at, the
coming Encampment as the next Commander of
the Depriuieoi of New York. Comrade Griffith
is CommalBer of G. L. Willard Post. No. , and is
very popular with all who know hint.
Otilar No. 6. issued at Lebanon Oct SS, by or
der of Joseph W. O'Neall, Department Coumifiudcr,
Josiah iiolbrook, A. A.-G, is as follows:
At tbe SUth anuuat encampment of the Depart
ment of Ohio, held at Cleveland, Comrade H. U.
Johuaon was elected Deuartaient Gisturian and
cuiered HfKm Irin duties. No definite-plan had
been left by his predecessor for his guidance. At
the first meeting ol the Council of Administration
thereafter CVnomde Johton briefly outlined a plan
of work, which was adopted, and provisions made
to meet the expense. At the 21st annual En
campment, held at Spriugfield, Comrade Jolm
iOn roounHneuded that the oSioe either be
abc bed or given further support. The
EtKjiupment unanimously voted to continue
the detainment ol Instorj. d Comrade Johnson
was again elected. He accepted and entered upon
lite earnest prosecution ot his work, and rendered
the Department Encampment held at Toledo h bill.
amounting to &SUU tor tbree nionttis service, auu
!5((.76 for money expended, subject to a credit of
$164.95. Mis report was referred to a committee,
who. after fully considering the matter, submitted
lite lollowiug report, which was adopted: Tue
committee to whieh was referred the rejKirt of the
liisioriati, respectfully reHMt that we approve the
work of Historian Johusou during his time of serv
ice, and recognize thefaithfulnessofhisapplicalKMi
to the duties of bis office iu developing and extend
ing us sphere, ana the manifest interest awakened
in it lhroU bout the Department. We recotn iu end
that tbe sUfgcsUous of Uie Historian interference
to lite duties of the Department liistoriau. be re
ferred to th- Council of Adtuiuistratioit. We fur
ther recon-mend thai the claim for services and
money expended by Department Historian John
sou during th past year, be referred to the Council
of Admsuwtiauoiiforaojustment. Beth W.Brown,
V in. K Haj nes, A. M Warier. The matter was
brougiti before- Uie present Council of Administra
tion at its first meeting held in Columbus, 0.. when
it was dcf-nvd unul the next meeting. Jt was
again brought before the Council at the second
meeting, and again deferred. At the meeting of tbe
Council of AdmmitratNNt, heidin Columbus, Sept.
10, ltttei, the matter was fully discussed, and it h as
recoinnieuded that every Post in lite lepartmeiit
Ik- calied upon to forward to Comrade II. U. John
sou. Depanmeut Historian. AsliUbula, O.. the sum
of 41, and ihat in ciMtsideraUou of their so doing
CouirMoe Jt.lmson sliould mail to each Post a copy
of the Ohio Historian " for one year, to be placed
on tile lu lue Post room ; Comrade Johnson re
leasing ail claim upon tbe Department for his bill
for servicc-s and expenses for the years 18S7 and
18&. Tuts uas accepted by Comrade Jolnt-jon.
lhtf UcpHrio-K-ut Commander hopes that this call
for subset ipiiou to tbe "Ohio Historian" will be
heartily attjuiexoed in, and that Pots will promt
iy lorwaru iite amount, to-wtt. f I, called for, and
assist the Department in the liquidation of tlie De
partment Histonau's claim. Comrade Johnson
desires the I-c-irtuenl Commander to announce
that tbe ' Historian '' was not started as a private
enu-rprise but as a part of his plan for supporting
tne otboe and affording a read means of commu
iiicaiioit between comrades and Posts of tHe De
pariuicni , for diffusing a know ledge of our pur
poses and principle,, and for aiding Uie relief work
o( ihe Oilrr Posts are authorised for a list of
fivi . io pl..c 50 oent in the relief lund : for 10. 1L25:
lot 2U. t'i.i. and for 25 subscribers, 95.
Iuk memoes-ship of tbe Grand Army in Athta
lMiUCount is 67. and is distributed among the
13 Powts as follows: Paulus, No. 4, Ashtabula, 55
members G .odiugs. No. 7. Jefferson. 50 ; Webster,
No. fc KiiiKsviUe, 25; Ouster, No. 8. Coneautt55;
Austin. No. m AurfMilMirg. 3b; Lincoln, No. 18,
Pi rpout, 4: Bonnttt, No. 38, Geneva. 110; Hiram
Kiie. No. 0. Audover, 115: Kogers, No. 217, North
MicfBfid. Ih; Northway. No. 234, Orwell. S; Phil
lii. No. 378, Colebrook. 30; Union, No. 4S3, East
Irmnbuh.SO; Kddy. Ko. S56. Windsor, 4S.
The ierBOtM) wlio assisted Gen. Hays Post, No. 8,
of Pittsburg, in tlie iM-eeentauon last .Spring of the
"Drummer Boy of ttuoh." Here remembered by
tle Post on Monday evening. Oct 22. On thst
date the Post gave an eiriertainment in the Post
room on Fourth avenue, which attracted an Im
imuse crowd. Tbe rooms were profusely and ap
propriately decorated. Comrade Lee inilh was
i'iuuruian of toe entertaiumeut. An overture bv
the wichestra was lolloued by a song, "Iting On,
hweet Aiixelu-i." by Mrs. Lon Harrison Tlri
tin-re ws a pmno solo by Master Abe T. DeRoy,
recitulKUt tiy Miss Mar- B. Kier, a violin solo by
M.tster Wi..iam 8taley, and a reciUUon by Master
Larry GriUiu. of Weaver Palis. Tlte routine was
intenupb 'I by Comrade Smith, wlio stated that he
had been d legated to present to tlw friends of the
Post for the aid rendered In connection with the
"Druuitnc-t Hoy" small tokens of appreciation.
The pre uls comprised medals and engrossed
Totes of ihauks u the long list of deserving ones.
On Ociotn r 28 a banquet was ghen by the offi
cers who w t re in command of the G.A.If. PostB on
Giaiia Armj uay at Pttb4urg to their friends who
as-isicd tli '-in at the Cautpnre and otberwjse. Iast
ltcp.irtmiu: mmauder bamuel Harper presideil.
Pill) -two .i.dies aitd gentlemen sal down to tho
banquet, at tlie coochtstoti oi which pretty gold
badgi ueu presentod to Mayor J. V. Graham
Join. Hix!ej. A. J. McQuitty aud J. B.Holmes!
A fane do u aiid two brouce fisores were presented
to Past !- ii ior ice Departmoat Commandsr A- P
I'.mi No .. of Mount Oliver, is arranging for a
f r o i,c iit-id e.rU next ear. the proceeds of
v hieh w i.i U- devoted to the liquidation of the in
d . .in. -.., i ljc i.e Post 1.:.
The lull liiiiiivcrsary of E.B. Young Poet, No.
7 im A iti iow. was ueteurated recently. Tl:ere
Wks i. ihr o.usical and liu-rar etiteriainu.ciu and
nd-lrc-- wt-ie made b' Kev. P. S. Dobbins, Com
r.ides L f.-.i.K r Dr. M. A. Bicry. E. C. Reidiard.
. J. a m .uier bmitli and J. X. Swoyer, of
Post Nj 1 i'liil .ie!phia.
Aiuoo i ie - -'or ut Dapartment Keadquartera
Iat i. . J..S.T Long, of ueuysburg ; Wm.
M F. c-i ... .,i I'ij-tXfl. MO, Kew Castle, and
Ge.n g I ti. -. of Pt No. . PhttUp4urg.
'Ihe n v . l.,t. of 1'hOadebWs, will have a
benehiai U-c.Uh wtard Tbeator on Kov. 15.
Post No. 5M. of Drsvosburg, has adopted Iho
krhh of Geu. Phil II. Sheridan.
A Post will be established shortly at Lincoln,
Thanksgiving Eve, Nov. 29, lias been selected by
Post No. IN. of Philadelphia, as the ditte for their
visit to Dupont Post, No. 2, of Wilmington, Del.
Tlie comrades of the latter Post have mndc exten
sive preparations for the event, and as the boys of
114 are a lively crowd, a good time ia asaured for
all who go.
A delegation from Pof-i No. 400. of Philadelphia,
recently viuied the Naval Post of New York..
There was a rattling old-time Cnmpflrc nt the
hall of Post No. 19 on Thursday night. Tho Post
room was crowded with people, and of course
everybody was in a joyful mood. At the regular
meeting of Uie Post Col. John P. Nicholson, of
Loyal-Legion fume, presented the Post with a
handsome steel-engraving of Geu. Phil Sheridan.
At the Campfire Past Commander Geo. D. Ham
mer presided. Delegations were in attendance
from Posts No. 1. 5. 10, 18. 71, IU, G? and 400.
Post Commander George McMullin, of No. IM,
started the festivities with an address. Past Coni
maudcr G. T. R. Kuorr, of Post IU, kvc a fine vocal
selection, followed by Past Commander Lwngslon
with another address. The program was tine find
carried out pleasantly by a lino array of talent.
The singers were Mr. House Knoch, Past Com
mander Moon, Comrades Knorr, Arrison, North
and John E. Brunt. The other participants were
David Simons. Capt. William J. Canning, George
W. Waterhousc, John P. TitU3, Hurry Dilge and
J. George Orth.
Kearney Pot, No. 55, of Frankford.gavc its first
Campiire of this Fall on Tuesday evening Oct. 23.
There was a spendid entertainment interspersed
with addresses by Councilman William Horiocks,
Commander Gregory, Junior Vice Commander
Dnryea and Thomas S. Disston. The next Camp
fire will be lighted on the third Tuesday in Novem
ber. Department Commander Magec has promised to
visit The Naval Post of Philadelphia shortly.
John L. Shook, Allegheny City: Post No. S3.
Allegheny, held an open meeting on Oct. 16, to
which all the oouirados, their wives, sisters, cous
ins, etc., were invited. The object was to hear
Comrade W. H. Graham tell what lie saw and
heard during his three months' travel in Europe.
Tbe hall was crowded, and tho lecture, or talk, as
the comrade called it, begun at S, and left us in
France at 10. Everybody was delighted, and could
scarcely realize that two hours had passed, so in
terested were we in the talk. Post HS is running
over with talent, and professors are as thick as
rebel Brigadiers. We have u drum corps, an or
chestra, six M. D's, any amount of lawyers, and
the best Ladies' Auxiliary in the country. Our
Post has organized for Milwaukee, and expect to
go in a body and take our Auxiliary with us. Wo
had two car loads at Columbus, and came horaft
more than glad that we had been there. Post S3
has a in em berg Inj of 220, and still they come. Wo
are heartily in favor of paying out that surplus to
the boys w ho made it possible to have a surplus.
Gen. F. A. Starring, the designer of the Grand
Army badge, who has recently returned from Eu
rope, was reinstated as a member of John A. Baw
ling Post, No. 1, Washington, on last Friday night.
TENNESSEE AND GEORGIA.
Albert Cook Post, No. 71, was mustered at Dres
den, Tcun., Oct. 22, with the following officers:
Commander, J. W. Mynck: S.V. C, P.W. 11. Lee;
J. V. C, J. II. Brann; Adj't, II. W. Edkritlgc; Q.
M., J. P. Gibbs; Surg., II. Gatewood; Chap.. J. H.
Bradbury ; 0. D., J. A. Mangruu ; 0. G., W. N.
Todd. The Post is composed of 15 members, all of
whom belonged to the 6th Tonn. Cuv.
Recognizing a Praiseworthy Act.
HEADERS Depaktkrst or Iowa,. -Geasd
Akhy of the Kepculic,
Dks Moines, Oct. S, 1SS3,
General Orders, No. 8.
Through the public press, and from personal in
formation of reliable character, the Department
Commander is advised that in the city of Ltrshall
town, on Uie 29th dH of September, Comrade B.
P. Walton, late Sergeant in Co. B. 89th Iowa, n
member of Ncitzsch Poit, No. 139, at Liltlo Sioux,
and now an inmate of the Soidieis' Home, while
quietly passing along the street in company with
Comrade ixra Weeks, was wantonly insulted oy
one Tom Clark, who referred to them and the in
mates of the Home as " damned jwupers."
Comrade Walton, though a cripple, with a sol
dier's instinct, resented the insult on the spot anil
broke lir cane over the brute's head. The Depart
ment Commander only regrets that the cane was
not harder than Clark's head, but congratulates
the Order aud the country upon the fact that the
contemptible miscreant whose life is thus permit
ted to drag on its miserable course is not a citizen
of this country, but a foreigner, who stays heie on
the sufferance of the bravo and generous peoplo
whoso virtues he is incapablo of cither emulating
or appreciating. To such a creature it would bo
idle to argue what every citizen of the Republic
knows that the American people provide pensions
and Homes for their soldiers, as a small compensa
tion for their noble services aud sacrifices, and for
the express purpose of saving them from the alms
house or public charity, and that when all is done
that can be done, the Nation still remains their
debtor for the rest.
In recognition of his manly act. and knowing
that in him the reputation of tho G.A.R. will ever
find a brave defender, Comrade B. P. Walton is
hereby appointed Aid-de-Camp on the staff of tho
By command of E. A. CoxsiGNY,
J. W. Mufply, Department Commander.
Brooklyn Grand Army Hen Abroad.
Sixty-three members of U. S. Grant Post,
G.A.K. of Brooklyn, N. Y., Noah L. Tibbitts,
Commander, were the guests last week of Ad
miral Foote Post, of New Haven, Conn., L. B.
Brown, Commander. There was a short street
parade, after which dinner was served at the
Tontine Hotel. Carriages were then provided,
and the visitors woro diiven over East Bock
Park. In the oveuing a beanbake and Camp
fire took place at the Athenaeum, at which Com
mander Brown made au address of welcome
end tho Iiev. J. SI. Foster acted as Master of
Ceremonies. Included in tho Brooklyn party
were Geu. Stewart L. Woodford and Dr. George
G. Van Mater.
There was a large gathering of distinguished
military men in Philadelphia, Pa., on Wednes
day, Oct. 17, the occasion being the fourth an
nual meeting of the Loyal Legion of the United
States. Senior Vico Commauder-in-Chief ex
President Hayes was tho center of attraction,
as he presided at the meeting of tho Order,
which was private. These officers were elected :
Commander-in-Chief, Butherford B. Hayes;
S. V. C, Gen. Joseph B. Hawley ; J. V. C, Gen.
Walter Q. Gresham. A banquet was held at
the famous Union League, at which Gen. D.
McL Gregg was toastmaster. Among tho
guests were Geu. Lucius C. Fairchild, Col. Ar
nold A. Band, of Massachusetts; Capt. W. B..
Hodgos, of Missouri ; Geu. Albert Ord way ; Gen.
Francis A. Walker, of Massachusetts; Col. W.
C. Church, of New York; Pay Director A. W.
Bussell, of Pennsylvania; Gen. John F. Hart
xauft, and aiogion of others.
United Service Club.
The lectures to be delivered at the United
Service Club of Philadelphia during the corn
ing "Winter have been fixed upon and tho fol
lowing speakers selected. Nov. 1, Col. Wm. A.
Harrison, subject to be announced; Nov. 15,
Henry T. Coates, esq., on " The Moorish Domin
ion iu Spain," illustrated with stereopticon
views; Dec 5, Capt. Joseph U. Crawford,
" From Seven Pines to Malvern Hill with
Hooker"; Dec. 19, Thomas Donelson, esq.,
" Recollections of Some Men I Have Slet" ; Jan.
10, Wm. B.Wilson, "Sketches of Military Tele
graph and of Abraham Lincoln " ; Feb. 20, Capt.
Richard S. Collum, " An Historical Sketch of
Small-Arms"; March 6, Col. James Beale,
"From Marsh Bun to Seminary Ridge";
March 20, Col. Chas. E. Cadwalader, "Personal
Reminiscences of tho Army of tho Potomac";
April 3, Col. 0. 0. Bosbyshell, "The Peters
burg Mine"; April 17, Capt. D. B. B. Nevin,
" Battle of Fort Stevens."
Indiana Soldiers in Kansas.
A roster of tho Indiana soldiers residing in
Kansas has been issued by the Indiana Veteran
Association cf the State of Kausas. It 'was
compiled from the records in tho Adjutant
General's Office and Beunion registers, being
numerically arranged by regiments, iu alpha
betical order, with rank, company and postoffice
address so far as known. It also contains tbe
names of Colonels of regiments aud terms of
service. The price of this roster is 50 cents,
and it can be obtained of T. W. Durham, Secre
tary, Topeka, Kan.
if Yon Are Sick
With Headache, Neuralgia, Rheumatism Dyspep
eia, BillousnesB. Blood Humors, Kidney Disease,
ConsUpation, Female Troubles, Fever and Ague,
Sleeplessness, Partial Paralysis, or Nervous Pros
tration, use Palne's Celery Compound and be
cured. In each of these the cause is mental or
physical overwork, anxiety, exposure or malaria,
the effect of which Is to weaken tho nervous sys
tem, resulting in one of these diseases. Remove
the cause with that great Nerve Tonic, and the
RB6OT.T will disappear.
Paine's Celsry Compound
Jas. L. Bowen, Springfield, Mass., writes:
"Paine's Celery Compound cannot be excelled as
a Nerve Tonic In my cate a single bottle
wrought a great change My nervousness entirely
disappeared, and with It the resulting aflection
of the stomach, heart and liver, mid the whole
tone of the system was wonderftnlv invigorated.
I tell my friends, if sick as I have been, Paine's
Will Cure Youi
Sold by druggists Si ; six for So. Prepared only
by Welis, Ricuarosok A Co. Burlington, Vt
Fop the Aged, Nervous, Debilitated.
SONS OF VETERANS.
The Differences Between llioCainu and Tost System
Editou National Tkieune: In The Na
tional Tribune of Oct. IS I noticed an ac
count of tho first annual Encampment of tbo
Sonsof Veterans, G.A.E. In that articlo is quoted
a part of a speech delivered at that time by Ass't
Adj't-Gen. Williamson, describing the differ
ences between tbo two organizations of tho
Snns of Votcrans, "which is a libel upon tho
To one who is cognizant with the truth of
tho matter it makes little difference, but to
those who have not had the opportunity to
learn differently it is very misleading. For
the benefit of the latter I would say that the
only differences in the articlo in the Constitu
tions of tho two Orders, a copy of each of which
I havo before mo, on the eligibility of members
is that tho Camp system does not admit sons
under 18 years old, while tbe Post system ad
mits thosoovnr 1G years; that tbo Camps allow
tiio admission of eons whoso fathers died in
tho sorvico of their country, and does not allow
a sou who has been guilty of an infamous
crime or who has borne arms against the
United States, neither of which tho Constitu
tion of tho Posts mentions; and that tbe Camps
provide for pepetuating tho Order by allowing
tho sons of members of tbo Order to join at
tho ago of 21, which tho Posts do not.
I think this is sufficiently clear to show tho
incorrectness of tho statements about tbo
"stepsons, nephews and other members of tho
family," as Brother Williamson hits it. As to
tho respectivo ago of tho two Orders I am
not prepared to state, as I havo no data at hand
with which to back my statement. This I
will say, that while tho Posts, at the outside,
have not more than 5,009 members, tho Camps
havo G0.000, and if the Posts are tho older, thou,
to their sliamo bo it said, a younger organiza
tion is outstripping them by having iu two
thirds of tho time gained 12 times as many
Tho charge that wo modeled our Camp after
tho Confederate Veterans system is so foolish
as to bo hardly worth noticing. If Bro. Wil
liamson can tell us bow we might model a
semi-military organization, such as tho Camp
system professedly is, other than the way it is
modeled, wo might take some steps in that
direction ; but I do not believe that ho can. As
every member of tho Camp system kuows, the
so-called shoulder-straps wore done away with
at tho last National Encampment. The fact is,
that for a number of years wo havo had no such
thing as shoulder-straps. Wo havo used tho
" collar-tag," such as are in vogue iu tho United
States Navy to-day. Camps armed aud equipped,
it is true, use tho regulation straps if they
wish, but under no other circumstances.
To answer the last charge I again turn to tho
Constitution, Kules aud Regulations, of tho Post
system, and find there such titles as Depart
ment Adjutant-General, Assistant Adjutant
General, Department Quartermaster-General,
Department Inspector-General aud Department
Surgeon-General. This in an Order that pro
fesses to havo no high-sounding military titles
is ridiculous. For simplicity wo will let auy
person judge between the Senior Vice-Post Com
mander and First Lioutenaut or Junior Vice
Post Commander and Second Lieutenant.
This will, I think, oxplain the truth of tho
matter to those who were not in a position to
know tho facts. If our brother made the state
ments being ignorant of tbe truth, then let tho
c'aarity which "covers tho faults of ethers, and
at tlie same tiuio tends to their correction,"
cover this matter as with a mantlo. If they
wore made intentionally, then for our brother's
sake wo are sorry ho could not find some
real flaw in our Order to which he could bring
proof and at the same time help us on to per
fection. The recognition given the Camp sys
tem by tbe Natioual Encampment of tho G.A.E.
in September should be enough to unite the
two organizations, and wo fondly hope such
will be the case before our eighth annual En
campment in Patterson, N. J., next August.
Jos. D. Hughes. Captain, Camp 16, Division
N. J., S. V., Bed Bank, N. J.
EX-PRISONERS OF WAR.
What They aro Doing Throughout the Country.
Tho first Beunion of the Camp Ford (Tex.)
prisouors of war was held during tho Grand
Army Encampment at Columbus, in tho Star
ling Medical College. One hundred and twenty
five ex-prisoners registered, and a permanent
organization was effected. Capt. J. P. Rumraell.
120th Ohio, Mansfield, 0., was elected Presi
dent, and Capt. Thomas Montgomery, 48th
Ohio, Lynchburg, O., Secretary, to whom all
Camp Ford (Tex.) prisoners aro requested to
send their postoffice address. Col. A. W. Mc
Cormick, 77th Ohio, was the orator. Short ad
dresses were also mado by Gov. Foraker, Capt.
J. P. Bummell, Capt. Moss (43d Ind.), Capt.
Johnson (130th 111.) and others.
General Service Corps.
The new organization of veterans which was
formed recently in Philadelphia, Pa., is muster
ing iu recruits rapidly. It is known as tho
General Service Corps, and is composed exclu
sively of men who served one or moro enlist
ments in the United States array or naval
forces. Its object is, of course, similar to that
of the G.A.R. and other soldier organizations.
From statistics compiled by Capt. Thomas
Magiuuis, a member of tho Order, there are in
Philadelphia fully 13,000 men eligible to mem
bership. Among tho 15 recruits mustered at
the recent meeting were Richard Binder, tho
recipient of the congressional medal for bravery
at Fort Fisher, N. C, aud John W. Power,
Yeoman of the Thetis, whose gallantry on tho
Greely relief expedition won for him tho
commendation of the Navy Department.
Ladles of the G.A.R.
At tho recent National Convention of tho
Ladies of the G.A.E. the following officers were
elected for tho ensuing year: President, Laura
B. Sawyer, Allegheny, Pa.; S. V.-P., Ella C.
Smedley, San Francisco, Cal.; J. V.-P., Anna E.
Grttbb, Camden. N. J.; Chap., Emma Douglas,
Braddock, Pa.; Treas., Lydia Smith, Allegheny,
Pa; Council of Administration, Abby Hollo-
peter, California; Julia M. Johnson, Altooua,
Pa.; Mary Houck, Beading, Pa.; Council, Laura
McNier, Camden, N. J. Mrs. Charles Gerwjg
was appointed Eecordiug aud Corresponding
What Soldier's Skeleton is This!
While workmon were tearing up the floor of
tho kitchen of tho Diuwiddio County Court
house at Petersburg, Va., on Tuesday, Oct. 23,
thoy found the skeleton of a man, with amusket
aud canteen near by. The floor was some dis-
tanco above ground, and tho supposition is that
tho soldier whilo wounded or sick went under
the kitchen ana winio tncro uicu. it is sup
posed that ho was a member of ouo of tho
Union regiments that wero stationed in that
Iu our issue of Oct. 18 it was stated that W.
H. Bhoades, of East Liverpool, 0., had been
elected Chaplain-in-Chiof of the Union Veteran
Union. It should have read J. N. Eoso, of East
The American Yotc.
Distinguished Foreigner I loarn by tho pa
pers tho drift of tho Irish voto, tho Gorman
vote, tho French vote, tho negro voto and sev
eral other votes. What I want to learn is how
tho American vote is going?
Politician American vote? Well, by gum,
you've got me. I never heard of it.
Warranted to color more goods than any other
dyes ever made, and to give more brilliant and
durable colors. Ask for the Diamond, and take
A Drsss Over! FOR
A Coat Colored
uiiii7iic acuenvu j CENTS.
A Child can use them!
Unequalled for all Fancy and Art Work.
At druggists aud Merchants Dye Book free.
WELLS, RKMRDSQN L CO- Prcos.. QurUnrton. Vti
WHAT TOR RELIEF?
With the month of October begins the annual
series of entertainments and Coinpfires of Posts
aud Corps, and the question arises, What promises
tho best return, in pleasure nutl profit, on tho
There arc two kinds of entertainments in which
a Relief Corps can properly.cnlibt; the first is that
of a social character, which lias chiefly in view the
present enjoyment of those participating. Of this
clnss arc the Campfires, which aro intended for the
present comfort of the veterans and their families
assembled. The other class is moro especially a
money-making scheme, in which the Corps enter
tains the public, and sandwiches tho proceeds in
their relief fund, to be converted into Hour and
meat and potatoes, into shoes and dresses and
warm clothing for the sick and np;ed.
It is iu this work of filling tho relief treasury
from the pockets of tho public that tho Relief Corps
particularly excels. Instead of putting their hands
into the flour-barrels and larders of tho old com
rades, and then concocting brend and pies and
cakes and selling them back to themselves, Uie
Relief Corps secures the assistance of the general
public in spreading their feasts and then sells back
to the same public. Thus thero is no robbing of
Peter to pay Paul.
Social Campfires and entcTtninmcnls aro fino
affairs and stimulate fraternal feeling. But every
Corps that is wise will so devise its work of relief
tbnt tbe money for carrying it on shall como from
tho ranks of those who havo money. A Relief
Corps should be a collector of internal revenues
with which to replenish the exchequer of the vet
erans. Kate B. Sherwood.
UEPARTHENT OF ILLINOIS.
From Josephine Cleveland, Department Secre
tary, wo have the following synopsis of work done
in tho Department of Illinois. Figures tell their
own story, and tho prosperity recorded is gratify
ing and reflects credit uuon the officers in charge.
The delinquent Corps should brace up. Corps in
good standing, 10G; members, 3,782; Corps delin
quent for reports, 11; reinstated since Oct. 20,4;
remaining delinquent, 7; chatter surrendered, 2;
revoked and since reorganized, 1 ; no report during
year, 1; total Corps, 121 ; organized duriugqunrtcr,
5; 42 Corps expended in money for relief. S316.23;
Abraham Lincoln Corps, Chicago, expended $6 tor
bunting to drape the deud-house of tbe Soldiers'
DEPARTMENT OF MICHIGAN.
Dear Tkiuuke: Michigan women nt Columbus
in the sixth National Convention were not so strong
numerically as nt St. Louih. A feeling of tleep
sadncs-- at thoughts of tbo Department President,
Sirs. Robbins, ill iu Detroit nt that time, pervaded
the entire delegation ; yet under the modest leader
ship of Ilattie R. Murray, Senior Vice-President,
safe and wise action wns taken. Mrs. Gen. Daball,
Delegate-at-Lnrge, was with us to the close, 83
were the majority of those who attended. Adelaide
Wallace, of Detroit, now and then relieved some
of the strain of business by a humorous remark in
her own commou-acnsc way. Harriet P. Thomp
son, of Flint. sn3's she "enjoyed every minute of
Looking at that assemblage, tbo writer felt that
of scores it might be said, "Ago docs not wither
them." Intelligent, earnest, eager, bright-eyed
women, who keep step with the music of human
sympathy and progress! Such women as Annie
Wittenmycr and Emma Stark Hampton will never
grow old. Elizabeth D'Arcy Kinne looks immor
tal. The best charm of youth stays with all these.
The blooming d tughtcr of one of .these ladies said
to her mother, " Mamma, I'm glad you are a mar
ried woman; if you were single I'd have no
Brought together from the far lengths and
breadths of our land, from all social grades, these
W.R.C. women nre a unique mingling of the train
ed professionals where the ttrictly domestic class.
Housekeepers those blessed ministering angels
predominated. There were printers, journalists,
stenographers, milliners, teachets. dress-makers,
uitists, physicians, telegraphers and nurses.
It would be miraculous if these women all
thought exactly alike on all topics. No wonder
that ou ways mid means, on methods and plans,
much earnest difference of opinion existed. Jt was
interesting to a lover of her sex todisten to the cool
and able reasoning, tho keen logic, the close argu
ment brought out by many of tho questions dis
cussed. It was reassuring to observe that nil wom
anly courtesy prevailed; More than lcnguc-long
arguments do such women sustain and prove the
nobility and growing ability of American woman
hood. Sixty-live thouband ciiizcns. of more than
average intelligence, well posted in political mat
tersProtectionists, every orto of them what a
pity they cannot voto! Sixty-five thousand votes
would hold tho -balance of power this year. The
Woman's Relief Corps is n success as an educator.
Then, too, it is a living proof of the Savior's utter
ance, "It is more blessed to give than to receive."
Organized to aid others than themselves, the whole
influence of tbe movement reflected back upon its
nulhors and workers their own sunshine, uplifting
them to nobler lughlsof lito; increasing capncity
for work, teaching them business methods, system,
self-control and parliamentary usnges; giving
thein enlarged sympathies and a ider rungu of
thought. In all this it is distinctly noticeable that
the finer womanhood so far from being impaired is
greatly enhanced. Such women as these could aid
iu keeping America the ideal " God's country."
How strange that any should fear to snap asun
der tho last little link of fettering barbarism from
their true, loyal hands. Put your ear softly to the
ground. Can't you hear them coming, not in solid
marching order in regular columns, but a sort of
rout step, who will get there?
Inspection in Michigan isbeginningnuspiaiously.
Mrs. Thompson is proving herself a good worker.
The Department President is better.
Sirs. Hampton is rapidly recovering from tho
severe bodily and mental exertion of the year of
ollieinl labor. Her work will long endure in the
histoiyof the Order. Mrs. Cheney is nt Viroqua
with Mrs. Craig. Of our own Lansing Corps wo
bring good reports. Mis. Harriet A. Tenney is an
admirable President. Her refined and cultured
personality is an inspiration to every member of
the Corps. She wns President of the Ladies' Aid
Society, organized in Lansing for the soldiers in
'61; was prominent in every good work for tho
men iu blue throughout tho war, and is still in.
thotough sympathy with veterans and their cause.
The work is spreading in Michigan with great en
thusiasm. New Corps are being organized every
week. At Adrinn tho Secretary and Treasurer
labored nnweariedly during Mrs. Robbing's illness
to keep all Department work well in hand. Nobly
have they succeeded in this efl'ort. Sarah A. C.
Plummcr, Past Department President.
DEPARTMENT OF NEBRASKA.
Dear Tribune: Holland Corps, No. 40, Crete,
was inspected by tho Department President, Emma
Manchester, Oct. 6. Tho Corps is doing well, the
inspection very creditable, and Mrs. Manchester
was well pleased with the work accomplished. She
wns entertained by Mesdames Kimball nnd Good
win. Oct. 4, she had a call meeting nt Dillon, when
the following wero inatnlled: President, Amanda
Waggoner; S. V.-P., Sarah Bixby; J. V.-P., Maria
Koons; Sec, Olive Ballard; Treas., Jenna Mills;
Chap., Maitha Hndley; Con., Emma Dilles; G.,
Ella. York Endicott. Oct. 10 she inspected Slocuni
Corps, No. 37, which, though small, is doing effi
cient work. The books aro in excellent shape,
and all are regular attendants of the meetings. At
Hnrdy, Beadle Corps, No. 18. was inspected Oct. II,
where the books were found properly kept and
many evidences showing tho officers were pains
tnkingand the members working in harmony with
them lor the best interests oi ine timer.
At Pawnee City Mrs. Manchester inspected Ing
ham Corps, No. -17, Oct. 12. This Corps is one of
the best in the State, tho members working in per
fect harmony, nnd aro the first ladies in tho city.
Thoy gave her a banquet in the evening, and the
W.R.O., with the G.A.R., had a good old-time
Cnmpfire, when n voto of thanks was given the
Dcpalment President for tho efficient and zealous
work she was doing throughout the Department.
Oct. lUMrs. Manchester went to Chester nnd visited
Parson Brownlow Corps. No. 03; inspected nnd
gave them additional instruction, (hey only having
been organized n short l)me. They ate doing
their work well. Oct. 16' she visited Tecuinseh
and organized Little Phil Corps, INo. 71, with 20
charter members. The installation wns public, and
at its close tho G.A.R. and '5ons of Veterans took
part iu the reception tendered her. Officers: Presi
dent, Abbic C.Philips; S.ViiP Mary M. Summers;
J. V.-P., Mary E. Headrick; Chap., Sniab Law
rence; Sec, Mary C. Applegot; Tieas.. Martha A.
Berry; Con., Emma E. llalstend; G., Rebecca
Ofllll; A. C, Lottie Philips; A". G., Mattie E.
Moutz. Oct. 17 she inspected Hecathorne Corps,
No. 25, nt the bamo place, aud inifiated three new
members. Tho Corps is prosperous. They gave
Mrs. Manchester a cordinj .invitation from both
Corps to visit them again soon.
Oct. 18Dep't President Emma Manchester and
Dep't Sec. Helen E. Cook went td'Weeping Water,
where Mrs. Manchester instJeotedLnfuyutte Corps,
No. 13; small but steadily building upwaid. In tho
evening they gave her audi Mis.,Cook a reception
at tho home of Mrs. Dudley, and jt social tinio wns
enjoyed by the G.A.R. aud W.R.C. Mesdatnes
Manchester nnd Cook wero 'tho guests of the De
partment Treasurer, Theresa Woodard, and Past
Department Instituting aud Installing Officer, Mrs.
Sill Corps, No. 03, mnde up n hnnd30tno box of
useful articles, valued at S9.C0, nnd sent to tho
Homo at Gland Island. Many thanks arc duo
ladies outside of the Corps who Kcncrously donated
to the box, as well as to the members who worked
so hard to get it ready. Tho Corps are making a
carpet for their hall; sisters have donated chairs,
so they will soon be warm nnd comfortable. Tho
G.A.R. and W.R.C). of thnt section had a Camothe.
and tho Corps cleared n small sum for their relief
Our Department President In Indefatigable in her
efforts, and all over tho Department the Posts and
Corps nre inseparable from her in their endeavors
to build up the Department of Nebraska. Oct. 14
Commander W. C. Henry, of Fairmont, was in tho
city, and was the guest of tbo Department Presi
dent. Mrs. Rebecca McCarty, a hardworking member
of Robert Anderson Corps, No. 5, York, started to
Ho'ly Springs, Miss., Una week, stopping in Lin
coln a day at Mrs. ManohcJtor'd. Mis. MoCarty is
RELIEF CORPS NEWS,
Gleanings from National Hcadpar-
ters Notes from the Departments.
one of tbo pioneer workers of tho Woman's Relief
Corps in Nebraska, and we hope to hear of a Corps
started soon in the Sunny South.
Mrs. Hill, of Serft't Glover Corps, No. 45, Hol
dredgo, is visiting Corps friends in the city, and
reports their Corps prosperous.
airs. Gordon, a well-known W.R.C. woman of
Indiana, and Past President, of Lognnsport, Ind., is
visiting her sister, Mrs. Cotten. She visited Farra
gut Corps at its last meeting, and expressed herself
ns much pleased with the work In this Department.
Mary B. Cook, our delegate to the National Con
vention, gave the Corps a graphic description of
tho things seen nt Columbus, and of work per
formed at tho Convention. Commandant John
Hammond of the Soldiers' Home was iu the city
Oct. 18, to make arrangements for taking an aged
soldier and his blind wife to tho Home.
Abbic O. Philips, President of Little Phil Corp3,
No. 71, Tecuinseh, presented our Department Presi
dent with a largo jar of honey when she was there
to install their officers. Juliet Howo, of York, has
been in the city for the past few days, the guest of
the Department Secrctnry, Helen E. Cook. The
W.R.C. Sowing Society of Farragut Corps, No. 10,
Lincoln, met at the home of tho President. Isabella
Bolshaw, Oct. 17, to prepare a box to send to a sol
dier's widow who is homesteading in the western
part of tho State. Many useful articles were dona
ted and a good sum of money realized from the
supper for tho relief fund. Next meeting at Mrs.
wood's, tho third Wednesday in November. laa
Smith, Corresponding Secretary, Lincoln, Neb.
DEPARTMENT OF NEW JERSEY.
Dear Tribune: Good news comes to us from
many Corps in this Depaitment. showing that
the Indies aro in earnest in their efforts for extend
ing charity to the helpless and needy ones and
assisting the Posts to which they arc auxiliary and
whoso names thoy have tho honor to bear. ICato
J. Shultz, Department Junior Vice-President, who
is hiso secretary oi ivenrney-janewuy vorns, n. ,
of New Brunswick, writes of an entertainment held
by them on Sept. 12, assisted by tho Post, which
proved a success financially and socially. Also, that
they propose holding social entertainments nt the
homes of their members, to interest them in tho
work, and with a basket collection to aid their
funds; nnd every tin ee months to hold an enter
tainment for tho publicat their rooms. Mrs. Shultz
kindly extonded an invitation to tho Correspond
ing Secretary tp visit Corps No. 2.
A very cheery letter nlso comes from Vineland,
from Lyon Corps, No. 15, which is also encourag
ing. They report harmony nnd prosperity as to
increase in membership nnd in carrying out tho
beautiful principles of charity. They have insti
tuted monthly five-cent sociables, which thoy find
the most profitable with tho least expense, tue one
held Oct. 10 being unusually fine, with a good lite
rary and musical program. Commander Hall add
ed greatly to the evening's pleasure with the stere
opticon. giving many beautiful views of California
scenery, also a fine set of war views. This being
an extra attraction, 10 cents admission was charged,
with a full home tho result.
Aaron Wilkes Corps, No. 7, of Trenton, have ever
been quiet but most effective workers. They
have among their members our Department Presi
dent, Secretary, Treasurer, Counselor, a member
of Department Council, Chairman of Committee
on Soldiers' Home, Department Aid nnd other
workers. They presented tho Post with a benttti
ful silk flng recently, Mrs. Lanning, Department
President, tanking a fitting nnd cloquont presenta
tion speech, which was responded to in like man
ner by Comrade Pierson, Post Commander. They
nre at present preparing to hold a fair in conjunc
tion with tho Post. They havo recently donated
S10 to the Department relief fund. Jennie B. At
wood, Department Corresponding Secretary.
DEPARTMENT OF OIIIO.
The annual inspection of Canton Corps, No. 4,
Canton, O., presided over by Ada F. Clark, De
partment Couneelor, occurred on the 21th of Oc
tober, Sarah M. E. Battels, Past Department
President, being the Inspecting Ollicer. Among
the visitors present was Kate B. SherwoodPast
National President, and Mrs. Dr. Norris, of Norris
Corps, Fostoria. The inspectiou wns thoroughly
performed, and the Corps officers highly commend
ed for their excellent exhibit of books nnd ac
counts. The Corps, which was in a lancjuishing
state when Mrs. Clnrk assumed tho Presidency
nine months ago, is now on a solid footing, having
increased in membership from 37 to 67, presented
the Post with a S250 banner, and expended upward
of ?230 iu relief. The ritualistic work was well
performed nnd the rituals memorized.
On tho evening of the 23d Canton Corps cele
brated its fifth anniversary with an open Campfire
at G.A.R. Hall, Mrs. Clark presiding. Mrs. Sher
wood, who instituted tho Corps five years previ
ous, was present by invitation. The pintiorm was
decorated with bright Autumn flowers and berries,
and the attendance of G.A.R. nnd W.R.C, with
numerous visitors, filled the handsome hall.
The program opened with Scripture reading by
tho Corps Chaplain, prayer by Rev. J. II. Hnrp
sler, of the Lutheran Church and Canton Post com
rade, and the singing of "America." Mrs. Excel
Lynn recited "John Burns of Gettysburg" iu
thrilling style, and there were piano selections by
tlio Misses Barber nnd piano and guitar by Mrs.
After the preliminary oxcrciscs Mrs. Clark gave
a brief but comprehensive summary of tho work
of Canton Corps, the Department of Ohio and the
National Association W.R.C, showing a grand ag
gregate since tho organization began, July, 1SS3. of
63,000 members and a quarter oi a million dollars
expended in soldier charity. In all this Ohio has
borne a leading pnrt, having expended upwards of
$50,000, and now numbers 254 Corps, with a mem
bership of over 9,000.
Mrs. Clark, who is an admirable presiding offi
cer, presented Mrs. Sherwood and Mrs. Battels to
tho audience, in turn, with fitting introductions.
Both dwelt largely on the charity work of the W.
R.C., which they claimed was the animating im
pulse of the Order. The local work performed by
Corps in contributing to tho .Union veterans and
their widows aud orphans, ns well State and Na
tional work in behalf of Soldiers' Orphans' Homes,
Soldiers' Homes and other beneficent chanties for
the old soldiers, was graphically presented.
A ringing address by Comrade Cassidy highly
commendatory of tbe W.R.C, nn eloquent pre
sentation of the claims of the Union veteran by
Commander J. J. Clark, and the singing of
Julia Ward Howe's "Battle Hymn of the Repub
lic " by Mrs. Mnj. Camp, in which all present join
ed, concluded the program.
Mrs. Sheib, formerly of Buchtel College, was
particularly commended in tho remarks of Com
rade Cassidy as one of tho grand women who lent
her services to her country on tlieubattletields and
in the hospitals of the South.
Mrs. Senator Snyder was initiated on inspection
day of Canton Corps, and other applications aro
under consideration. The Corps expects to close
up the year with a membership of 100.
ALL ALONG THE LINE.
Comrades S. F. and N. T. Moore havo written a
Reunion song for the USth Ohio, of which they were
members, and which was sung for the first time at
Columbus Grove, O., Oct. 10 and 11. The poem is a
ballad history of the regiment, beginniug at Mossy
Creek and ending with Raleigh.
Nevius Corps, Rockford, 111., aro picccing a quilt
and trying to get all soldiers' names on the blocks;
when completed it will go into tho Soldiers' Home,
Quincy. Any comrade sending name and regi
ment can have his iimne put on a largo block for 30
cents and on a small block for 10 cents. Address
Julia G. Sine, Past Department President, Rock
Forsyth Relief Corps, Toledo, O., havo received
a bonanza in the shape of a S300 check from tho
Army of tho Tennessee Reunion Committee, Gen.
J. W. Fuller, Chairman, to apply on their relief
fund. This was tho surplus of a fund contributed
by Toledo citizens for entertaining the Army of the
Tennessee veterans, aud great satisfaction is ex
pressed over the netioaof the committee in placing
the surplus where they know it will be used for
tliu benefit of soldier charities.
May Parviu Leo, Corresponding Secrctnry, Corps
73, Iowa City, writes as follows: "I havo read
through your columns the work of the National
Convention with interest.as I was a delegate. Tho
memories of those hallowed days return, nnd I
seem to live them over again. Iowa ranks fifth in
its work of charily, second in respect to the num
ber of persons assisted, and fourth in representa
tion at Convention. The Reunion of the 21st, 22d,
23d and 21th Iowa and tin 11th Wis., 131st N. Y.
and 105th N. Y. was held in Iowa City tho 3d and
4th of October, and was a great success. The ladies
of tho Relief Corps, assisted by the ladies of our
city, piepared the banquet."
Sarah M. E. Battels, Past Department President
of Ohio, has begun a round of inspection in east
ern Ohio, and wherever she goes she receives an
ovation from the veterans. An Ohio paper lias tho
following: "Few women have a deeper hold on
tho affections of the veteran soldiers of tho Union
than Mrs. Sarah M. E. Battels. Mrs. Battels has
just been mado an honorary member of tho 29th
Ohio, in which her brother served, one of many
similar honors bestowed upon her, as the best of
her life during and since the war has been in bo
half of those who have borno the battle, their wid
ows and orphans.'"
Sirs. Mary E. Kail, of Lcesville, O., read n patri
otic poem, entitled "Ohio," at the organization of
tbo Ohio Woman s uotiucu on woman's u.iy nt
the Oliio Centennial. Mrs. Kail is the author of a
volume of poems dedicated to tho G.A.R., under
the title of "Crown Our neroes," which has been
widely commended by leading veterans through
out tlie country.
Tho following deserved compliment to Mrs. Mc
Caunistroin the Topeka Capital :" Mrs. R. Steed
man McCnnn, whose elocutionary powers are
something extraordinary, was escorted to tho
camp-ohest and recited 'Tho Battle of Stono
River,' by Mrs. Kate Brownleo Sherwood, a poom
which happily just fitted this occasion, containing
ns it did a grand tribute to tho subject of the recep
tion, Gen. McCook. As Ins name was spoken
cheers went up from tho audience, and tho excel
lent manner in which the sentiments of the author
were portrayed by this loyal woniati touchedjhe
Mrs. Rebecca Steodmnn McCann is having an
other ovation in Kansas. At tbo Topeka Reunion
she recited at tho Campfires of the G.A.R., W R.C.,
Ex-Prisoners of War nnd Loyal Legion. Gen. Mc
Cook invited her to give an entertainment in tho
Opera House at Fort Leavenworth nnd bo his guest
while there, as ho and Gen. Steedmau wero warm
It wits nn error of tho Editor in publishing the
name of Mary Jcwett Telford, of Colorado, instead
of Sarah'A. C. Plummer, of Michigan, iu giving the
names of tho Committee on Woman's National
Council. Thecotumlttco now stands Kate B. Sher
wood, Sarah A. C. Plummer, Annlo Wittenmycr.
Mrs. Flora Wulsohner, Past Department Presi
dent of Indiana, wore an olegant bndgo to Colum
bus, presented her in behalf of the Indianapolis
Division. A highly commendatory and affection
ate letter accompanied tho gift, which was prepar
ed by Annie Wclden, Sara P. Foster, Adelia L.
Foisyth Corps, Toledo, O., havo held several sew
ing circles to prepate n Winter outfit for a veteran's
All infections of tho blood aro removed by
Ayer's Saraaparilla. Sold by all druggists.
Gatherings of Comrades in All Parts
of the Country.
Notick Organisations holding Reunions this
year having or making rosters, will favor us by
transmitting a copy thereof to Th Nathmcaju
Thibunb for tile and future reference. Editor
Geo. K. Kimball, Golden, Colo., wonld like
to meet the members of the 2d Colo. Cav. at
Milwaukee, Wis., next year during the G.A.B.
N. W. Dickerson, Secretary, Harper, Kan.:
Tho survivor3of the 27th 111. held their second
annual Reunion at Qaincy on Oofe. 9, 10 and
11, with 01 survivors present. The society re
elected the old officers aud created the office of
Second Vice-President, electing Col. J. R. Hills
to that position. It also elected an Assistant
Secretary from each company. The meeting
of tho association was a great success. Tho
falling of tho grand stand that had been
erected by tho people of Quincy to witness the
fireworks on the night of tho 10th created
sorrow in our hearts when we learned that Dr.
E. H. Brownman, our regimental aud Gen. Sher
idan's Division Surgeon, was among tho wound
ed, and when tho society adjourned it was not
known whether his injuries were fatal or not.
J. D. Buchanan, Greenville, would like to
hear from the members of the 65th 111. in re
gard to holding a Reunion at Milwaukee, Wis.,
during tho National Encampment of the G.A.R.
John A. Leonard, Shannon: The Carroll
County Soldiers and Sailors' Eennion was held
nt Shannon recently and was a grand suecesa.
About 2,000 people partook of a free dinner.
Rev. Byerly, of Quincv, was speaker of tba
day. Iu the evening Holdan Putnam Post,
No. 6-16, held a rousing Campfire, consisting of
short speeches and songs by the old comrades.
Lanark was selected for the Reunion next
At the Reunion of tho 11th Ind. Cav.
held at Wabash recently the following officers
wero elected for sho ensuing year: President,
J. C. Hannum, Delphi; First V.-P., R. H.
Crowder, Sullivan ; Second V.-P., Sanford Sew
cll, Greeucastle; Sec, E. W. Coll is, Pendleton ;
Assistant Sec. G. A. Marks, Lafayette; Treas.,
D. M. Burns, Lebanon ; Historian, J. R. Saun
The annual Reunion of tho sarvivors of the
23d Ind. battery was held at Fort Wayne on
Oct. 4, 22 of the old boys being present. The
following officers wero elected: President,
WTilliam Ringwalt; V.-P., George Hollinger;
Sec, W. W. Corbett; Cor. Sec, David Burket;
Treas., W. J. Jump. The Reunion nest year
will be held at the semo time and place as this
Tho 17th Ind. battery held its second au
nnal Reunion Oct. 19 in the Mayor's room of
the courthouse, Iudianapolis, it being the 24th
anniversary of tho battle of Cedar Creek. The
battery belonged to tho Nineteenth Corps, and
on that memorable morning the boys lost their
breakfast by tho early rising of the Johnnies,
and many a brave boy lost his life ere gallant
Sheridan came from Winchester. Comrade
Dayton read a paper giving a condensed history
of the battery from 1S62 to 1S65. Arrange
ments will bo mado to have this printed in
pamphlet form. The old officers were re-elected
for the ensuing year, as follows: President,
Hezekiah Hinkson; V.-P., William Long;
Sec, Isaac Dayton ; Cor. Sec, John W. Davis ;
Treas., Peter Fisker. Any comrade of the old
17th seeing this will please send his name and
address to John W. Davis, 113 North Delaware
street, Indianapolis, Ind., or Isaac Dayton,
Fisher's Station, Ind.
The survivors of tho 17th Iowa held a Re
union at Pella Oct. d aud 5. The veterans
were welcomed to the city by tho Mayor in an
excellent address. He was replied to on be
half of tho regiment by Maj. Harry Kinder
dine, of Carthage, Mo. A very pleasant time
was spent, and it was the almost unanimous
opinion of all present that it was the best Re
union ever hold.
At the Stato Encampment held at Topeka
Oct. 1 to G, tho 2d Kan. Regimental Association
was reorganized with 296 names upon its roster.
Col. W. I. Cloud was elected President, and S.
Samuel Houston Secretary. These officers serve
for life. A rostor of the regiment was ordered
printed ; also, 300 cabinet photos of Col. Clond.
These photographs will be ready by Nov. l.and
can be obtained by application to the Secretary,
131 Locust street, Lawrence, Kan. Price 25
Tho survivors of the 33th Mass. hold their
20th annual Reunion at Boston recently.
About 100 members wero photographed, after
which a banquet was served. When the din
ner had been eaten the meeting was called to
order by President cuaries u. xsasn. The re
ports of tho Secretary aud Treasurer were made
aud accepted. Col. Charles H. Taylor, the
toastmaster, read tho letters which had been
received from members who were not able to
be present. The first was from Col. Richard
son, of Austin, Tex. It was received with
three cheers, and a resolution was offered that
tho Secretary be instructed to send a telegram
to the Colonel expressing the good wishes of
tho association. Then camo letters from the
son of Capt. Jewetr, Capt. Arthur Knot, the
wife of Geu. Wellington, aud the widow of
Col. Austin C. Wellington. It was voted that
the next meeting be held at the United States
Hotel, Boston, Oct. 19, 1SS9. Capt. Whitney,
for tho Committeo of Arrangemets for Col.
Wellington's funeral, reported that tho receipts
had been $61 aud the expenditnres $54.0c.
His report was accepted. Tho Nominating
Committeo reported the following nominations:
President, A. M. Lunt ; V.-P's, Charles C. How
land, Frauk M. Flynn; Sec, B. F. Kelly;
Treas., D. A. Clark; Historian, Geo. W. Pow
ers; Executive Committee, E. A. Hammond,
M. C. Beedle, A. H. Guruey, A. S. Byrnes, Jas.
Bronnau, Nathaniel Mouroo, James Downey,
E. J. Anthony, D. A. Clark and H. P. Abbott.
The report was unanimously accepted aud
adopted. The Historian, George W. Powers,
read tho records of the past year, referring
particularly to tho death of Col. A. C. Welling
ton. His report was accepted by a risine vote.
Capt. Whitney presented a sot of resolutions!
on tho death of Col. Wellington. Aftor they
had been read President Nash rose aud said
that beforo tho resolutions were put to a vote
it was proposed to hold what might be called a
memorial service, iu which each man shoald
be given an opportunity to pay his tribute to
Col. Wellington. Tho oxercises were opened
by the quartet, and eulogistic speeches were
mado by Col. Charles H. Taylor. Capt. Whitney.
Lieut. Nash, Judge Nason, of the Superior
Court; Serg't Bymno, Comrade Flynn, Rev.
E. 0. Dyer and Comrade Tarbell. The resolu
tions wero then adopted.
The survivors of the 25th Mass. held their
23d annual Reunion at Worcester Oct. IS, every
company in tho regiment being represented.
Since tho Reunion last year 17 members of the
regiment havo died. The followiug officers
wero elected for the ensuing year: President,
Gen. Joseph Pickett; V.-P's. Capt. Charles H.
Foss, Capt. Emerson Stone, Serg't B. W. Mayo
and Col. James Tucker; Sec and Treas., Clare
W. Putnam. Finance and Executive Commit
tee, Capt. J. B. Knox, S. H. Putnam, Walter S.
Bugbec, Silvanus G. Bullock and Charles A.
Garland; Auditing Committee, S. C. Willis,
John B. Reed aud E. D. Goodell; Cbap., J. C.
Spauldiug; Chief Musician, Ira D.Bates, After
the election of the officers Gen. Pickett re
ferred to a proposition which had been made to
hold a Reunion of all tho Worcester County
regiments. This was met with general favor,
and it is not unlikely that such a gathering
will bo held in tho near future. After a recess
company Reunions were held. The following
officers for the coming year were elected: Co.
C President, Col. James Tucker, of Boston;
V.-P., H. J. Marcy, of Auburn ; See. and Treas.,
C. A. Garland. Executive Committee, Jotter
son Stowe, of Marlboro; Fred Bartlett, of
Shrewsbury; J. B. Reed, of Boston. Co. D
President, E. D.Goodeil, of Brookfield; V. Ps,
0. Tonrtellotte, of North Grosvenordalo, Conn.;
1. R. Barber, of Brockton; Sec and Treas., J.
E. Iiassett, of Danielaonville, Conn. Co. F
President, Capt. C. H. Foss; V.-P., Lieut. J.
Henry Richardson, of Fitchburg; Sec. aud
Treas., Geo. D. Proctor, of Fitehbnrg; Chap.,
Calvin Spauldiug, of Fitchburg. Executive
Committee, Col. J. M. Drennan, Capt. Ethan
W. Holdon, of Keone. N. H.; Wm. M. WUlis,
of Fitchburg. Co. H President, Col. O. Moitl
ton, of Indian Orchard ; V.-P., G. L, MeKnight,
of We3t Gardner; Sec, E. R. Lawrence. Co.
K President, C. W. Putnam; V.-P Geo. Ei
Pond, of Hubbanistoo ; Tho. Wmdto, of Mil.
Committe, C. W. PaUuua, Coti.
M. Drennan, H. A. Loriog. In the evening T
banquet was held, at which speeches weiS
mdo by Mjw Winsfow, Capt. Stone, A. $
Roe, Gen. A. B. B. Spntgue and many otheu.
The 10th anneal Reunion of the Veteran.
Association of tbe 5th N. V. H. A. wae held at
New York city Oct. Id in eowmeinonUioa of
the anniversary of tbe battle of Cedar Creek,
in which this regiment took a prominent park.
There were 30 comrades present, and tbey -joyed
themselves to the utmost. In tbe even
ing a very interesting meeting was held, at
which toests were responded to, songs sting;
addresses made, etc The following ofieeia
were elected for the ensning year: President;
Capt. H. B. Smith ; First V.-P., Lieut. Cnannej
Ryder; Second V.-P., Serg't-Maj. Geocgtt J.
Weoek; Third V.-P.. C. B. Johnson; See. and
Treas.. Lieut. Joseph H. Barker, 328 Maidee.
Lane, New York city. The next Reanjoa will
be held Oct. 19, 18b0.
During tbe National Encampment at Colnm
bus tbe 123th Ohio Association held its 13th
annnal Reunion and elected the following o3l
cers ior me coming year: .rresraens, uou at A.
Seovill, Cleveland ; First V.-P.. Lieot-GbL T,
H. Liuwell, Cleveland ; Second V.-P., Cap. IT.
A. Smith. Cleveland; Third V.-P., Henry W.
Uolienbeek, Perrysburg; See'y and Trees.,
Capt. L. W. Bailey. Cleveland ; Chap., Charles
N. Bacon, Sooth Mound, Kan.; Sorg.. Maj. T.
Woodhridge, Youngstown. Tbe next Bennioft
will be held in Toledo on tbe third Wednesday
in Angosr, 1389.
The third Reunion of the Armstrong County
soldiers, held at Ki tuning on Oct. IS and IS,
proved a grand success. On tbe last nigbt a
Campfire was held in tbe Opera Bouse, whiefi
was largely attended. Tbe speakers were Kev.
W. W. Wilson. Past Commander of Pes 2fe.
156 ; F. Mechlin aud J. P. Colter. There wa
the usual program of entertainment.
The survivors of the 7th Pa. Car. held their
11th annual Reunion at Milton Oct. 23 and 24.
On the morning of the 23d a parade was hekJ,
aud iu tbe eveuiug a Campiire was lighted in
the Opera House. The address of we, ome was
delivered by S. O. Goho. It was responded to
by Senator Thompson, of Lykena. Addressee
were also made by Capt. Sickert, Pottsvilie ;
Camrades Opp, Plymouth ; Michael Breechhill,
Danville; Rev. Stahley. Watsontown; Capt.
Miller, Lewiaburg; R. E. Bates, candidate for
State Senator ou Republican ticket, Lewiaburg;
Uapt. John J. Laslow, Washington, IX L. and.
Attorney Ranck, of Linieatoneville. Tbe talk
of the evening, however, was that given by
Thomas J. Stewart. Secretary of Internal Af
fairs and Adjutant-General of tbe Grand Army
of the Republic of Peuasylvania. At tbe beet-.
ness meetiug on the second day the following
officers wore elected for the ensuing year:
President, Michael Breeebbill, Danville: V.
P's, A. F. Hopinler, Shenandoah; B. J. H
Summers. C. S. C. Dewitt, Canton, O4 D. M". L.
Kurts, Danville: E. H. D. Leveland, Lament;
F. J. Thomas. Shenandoah; G. A. . Thomp
son, Lykens; H. J. Miller, I. G. T. Allen, Wash
ington ; R. H. Armstrong, Lancaster County;
L. S. Mel more, M. D., W. Sank; Sec, 6. J?.
Strahlen, Orwigsbur?, Treas., J. H. Wag
ner, Watsontown. Resolutions were adopted
requesting the itate Legislature and National
Congress to enact laws to probibt tbe display
of the rebel flag tbe "Stars and Bars" wpoa
any occasion whatever. Tbe next Reunion will
be held at Danville, tbe fourth Tuesday and
Wednesday in October, 1S8D.
The Reunion of the survivors of tbe 17th Vfc.
was held at Moutpelier Oct. 11, at whiea tbe
foil wing officers were elected: President, Cape.
S. F. Brown, Swan ton ; V.-Ps, Capt. George Sv
Robinson. Moutpelier; Lieut. Inman, White
River Junction; Messrs. Chamberlain, Jtnfc
land ; Tenney, Lowell, Mass., and May, Si.
Johnsbnry ; See. and Treas., E. L. Wall. Lya
donville. It was voted to hold the next meet
ing in St. Albans. A very enjoyable Carop&ro
was held in the evening. Col. Joel H. Loda
presiding. The principal address of tho
evening was given by Lieut.-C1. L. E. Knaep,
Middiebury. It was a reminiscence of the
regiment's history in action. Short speeches
were also made by Gov. Dillingham, Liest.
Gov. Woodbury. Surg. J. C. JlutberJbtd, CM. Z.
M. Maasur and Hon. H. C. Botes.
Pn8jfoam. The Directors of tbe Gettys
burg Battlefield Association have voted to open
au avenue from the termiaasof Wright avenue,
at the base of Round Top, to tbe Emntitrsborg
road along the original line of battle of Fares
136tk X Y Nearly 100 members of tbe 336th.
N. Y. were present at the dedication of their
monument, which stands along tbe stone wall
inclosing the National Cemetery on tbe Taaey
town road. Comrade Miner, of Cuba, Secretary
of the Veteran Association, made the first ad
dress. He was followed by Gen. James Wood,
of Genesee. I. Samuel Johnson, of Warsaw,
closed tbe exercises.
Michigan Regimcnta. Owing to tbe failure of
one of the contractors to complete bis work: oa
time, the dedication of the Michigan monu
ments has been Dostponed until next Spring.
2rjfa Fit. The26th Pa. has had its monument
at Gettysburg completed, aud it will be dedi
cated ou Pennsylvania Day, the date of which.
will bo fixed some time next Spring by Got.
Beaver. The monument marks the position
held by the command on July 2, ld63, oa tbe
Emmittsburg road above the Rodgers House.
The memorial is constructed of granite, and ia
about 14 feet in bight. It consists of a base
two feet thick and seven feet square, on which
rests a small sub-base. On this stanQs an orna
mental figure. Upon the lower front panel ia
carved a full-sized figure of a soldier's knap
sack with blanket rolled on tbe top. On an.
upper panel is the corps-mark a diamond.
Tbe cost was $1,600.
Maryland Monuwteuto. Thursday, Oct. 25, was
Maryland Day at Gettysburg; and tbe one
monuments of that btate were dedicated ia
spleudid style. Train after train brought dele
gations until the town was crowded with mili
tary aud civilians. Tbe procession moved wis
Baltimore street, along Slocuni avenue, over
the crest of Culp's Hill to Spanglers Spring,
where exercises were held. Gen. Stewart Brown,
commanded the column, which was halt a mile
loug, and composed of the 5th Md. as an escort
to Gov. Jackson and staff, the Baltimore Light
Infantry, the Monumental City Guards and Ihe
f City Rifles, with delegations from 17 Grand
Army Posts from different parts or the state.
The exercises of dedication were listened to by
fully 3,500 people. Historical reminiscences
were related by Col. Comegys, Capt. Carter,
Col. Maulsby, Col. Deems and Capt. Rigby.
Col. Theodore F. Long turned tbe monuments
over to Gor. Jackson, who. in a short address,
transferred them to the Memorial Association.
Col. J. C. Mullikeu was the orator of tbe day.
The regiments whose memorials were formally
dedicated are the 1st Eastern Shore, 1st Poto
mac Rome Brigade, 3d Volunteer Inf., las
Cav. and k.byrs Battery A. Tbe memorials
are of grauite, neat and tascful ia design.
The infantry monuments are on Coin's Hill;
tbe cavalry at tbe scene of the cavalry ftghk,
oast of town, and tbe artillery on Snaag3er3
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