Newspaper Page Text
THE NATIONAL TBIBUNE: WASHINGTON. D. 0., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1891.
The ODaoahMiII lEttcanpnanl of the
Mar ai M:lim oralis.
CcmAiUon 4 IMwiiMbf eMBtaa&l.
A WOfluTCDffiGr 'OOlSmsmXiOS.
(nif ffi IPIRIEIDUOSE.
Ah ilmiucHthC (Most SwRtnitlnj; to tho JCorlli-
SHiokt Ctew(MMlww Tnic K oka. Thiiwhr.
WlKXICAlHM.lii, Minn., Aug. 84.
K the cool sfcreots of
tibia fair KorthUiio' city
thousands of uniformed
young men are march
in to-day, their natty
blue suits, in-terming-lling
with the aoborer
lliuon jrarb of the civil.
iSau an the sy colors
(if ttihe fabric that oil
itfwn falHndios, nrt-aent-lug
Bane of oelor.
From flamitan" mid
mansion -toji. and hum.
ibis shan and stately
pile where commerce
holds it swey, from every point of vantage, tho
feplt-ndtd colore wave-symbol of tho Ordor
which here moot, tohen of tho iairiotiem of a
Nation, proof in very star and stripe of tho
watMitfieoMt victories of tho men who followed
tins ban hoc while the loadmi hail polled thoir
bra way breasts in tho terrible storm of death.
It WMfi fit that this decennial Encampment
of the Sous of Veterans should be held in this
c-itv, (he mctrojiolis of a BtaU? which was oon
tpicuoiiK to a marked degree for its tangible
patriot mm. Certain it is mo State in the broad
land has Ween more devoted to tho iiitorcst of
the meu who fought foi the Kation's tresorva
tioii; n MUte has lieen wore Rratefat in its
homage; none more oordial in its treatment.
Kwrywltere the badge-bedecked breasts of
the Koue of Veterans aro won ; ia tho hotel ro
tundas, in the street ears, in cnrriaR-os, in pri
vate residences where laiig-eepnrntod frionds
mel in happy renutou, at tho ltreony camp
proutids whorevor yea go "the boys" aro
A handsomer, more gontlomanly-looking lot
you shall not And in a torn of tho continent.
They are clean, honorable, intelligent; hearing
Hum wives as gentlemen, winning tho strong
cteein of those who knew their objects and
aims bnt scantily; gaining more pratso from
those who are interested in the Ordor, and
opening the eyes of these mole-blind critics
who have, all witlionl examination, written
them down as a lot of ratUe-brainod boys with
nothing to recommend them but a shallow love
fur a ritual.
1 1 is enough o '" M Mood of a man with
n heart of atone if the figure be not too near
a petrifaction to see these splendid fellows.
Tlie. say in their terse constitutional words:
' We are organ ir.od to keep green the memory
of our fathers and their sacrifices for the main
tenance of the Union ; to inculcate patriotism
and love of country, not only among our mom
liers but among all the jieople of our land."
Wen' there over nobler sentiment basic in any
Kigbt oyally 1s Mtaneapelfc ontoriaining
the boas of Veterans; right worthy are lhy of
CouiinaHor-dn-OltirM AddniHs and the Ko
jHrt of Goiiorul Ottioorh.
It was 2 o'clock of Monday, Aug. S4, and Gem-maurier-ia-Chief
Webb. the resNeted and loved
head of the body, called the Enoarapmotil to
ruder and read his annual address, lite ad
drew ia not too long, and yet it is cotnpfehen
Bive. After the introductory words, ia which
lie noted the transfer of the property of the
( ommandery-fii-Chief ta Q.-M. Gn, Hamilton,
(ien. Webb referred to various minor matter,
and then passed to the question of the lwnds of
the Commander-in-Chief, fa a general way bo
ii versed various fiuase of the work, and then
cm bodied them ia the following rsoemmeuda
That He OoHiidrt Jn-Ctikrf te roewtred to
pi v ImmiS ttiMtioti mmm tbe CowwoM-in-JIihif my
OfniciMte, smhI tMMtd to b titf!! Ih' bwrntiot) te be
iiiiiovh4 Uy h clK3tiv loembem of tb ()mhi-cil-m-Jht.
Mod tliM MivlttK (o ll (loMtMMHdory
Ih 'iuef tbc irrenilinu mmhi Ue bod ;
'1 nut tw AdittMiii-OmHiriil nwd (MrtrHMitor.
(t-iit-riil bo ruir'd kv Miwiiler Immi4 ih boom
bimt ttu tle (kiuHcil iifCltief mny dMiint;
'1 lint (be VuurutruiitMlttr-OoitoitU rMivHid wy
out ll nioii' beiuiiKMtg t i4h 0Hmaadiwy.tw
Cl.M'f, od tlml pwfMKNil Im mndfHilv ukhi iqwi
m(khi owi. mi iwovi44 by bw, b' the Omwi.
itiHiidr-MiJbl4f end AdJHnt'0Hirjl. and Umt Hit
ri iihUmiww tnmAf. Co tin: AljoiK-GiMtrtt with
rri nod iq!iojithm for otmrtn b iiayabte to
tin oifir of On- HuMrUinmin-r4nttH ,
'I lint tlic MMwe nj-wtew be Hdoptttd i the everat
'1 :.nt ittc Quartrmat4r'(norat m nltoiird
tn Hurt; for tiiiiilk fiiritl-bed lg.' Uie Itadir" aod
J t-nrnltv lHwntrt. 10 net mmU. Hkii the
piit-hMKrutxi iikmi tnwoen tbe rttiMiHiirtVry-iii.
t'ln.-f Mid Mnj IMvmi. Mod that IMvbiiou ywir
n.i.i,Tt) t MuttioriMid to ctmiK ftr tiuali uiito
IS mt eenl. umni Ui iriee MMd the CiuiMHormtu4er-(-itufwl
I iMit CiniMiidrj-ii'Cltf HewdewwrtorH 1 Ih-t,-,,!d
Un-1 ipvok--itiHiri dwriiiK ltt imoond
(jUhHmt of eoeli vr, Mtd that m mma hm tint tn-KM-ctiwM
bt oMlid lint iMMMMAor.'Clewonri reMft
l.i tttt fttiiiit-ttiHMHl luid Mnjr-CloHnit ttnd
-l. oiue niiiilM;n of lb (owwcil-ui-Cbba, Mid to
IIm- i''nHtt4ry-iut'4tit M tu next meettnt;
tliereNfMH",4lH! Tmufi. rt hwcIi bn)HMftWH,
CAW T OOt MCIUf4J,
Iuring the admiwistratien of Gen. G. B.
Abbott, a unestioti arose as to the eligibility of
(vl. Frank MeOiliis, of SllinoK a4 it mm
derided that Col. MeOillis was net eligible t
jiieuibetwliip. Mc belonged te Gamp Q, tiieae.
The matter was referred to the Judge-Advocate
Oeueral, and then the question of Col. Me'rii
lihV eligibility was imhhmI upon ly Gen. Griflia
in In tjenerai Order Ko. 3, of date Dec. I, HrW,
and decided adversely to Gol. MeCrillis. Hie
( oiumander-in -Chief has received a petition of
Cl. MeOrillis for reinatatemont in the Order.
T lie decisions of Judge-Ad veeate General Ap
jMljjet and CoimiiHwder in-1iief GriHin are
l.av.-d upon tlie fact that Gol. lleCrillis's fetbor
v .e- not mustered into Ue service of the United
ht ul. nd timt bin diacharge is signed by the
Aiju'aiit-Ueeral (t tho ntate m Ohio. As a
I'eiieral rule, troop wnatered into the aervhxt
o( tin: titste only are not eligible Ui membership
in tlie Grand Army of the Itapnblic ; but there
) oue cceefition to this rale, and that is, if such
troupk enrv4 In the 'uton army under oetn
muiid of oflieem of tbe Uuitod fetates army,
they ere eligible to Membership in tlie Grand
Army of the Uupublic Article V, cbarter 1,
of tlie 'Const itution, ftrevid that "sous, not
ws than 1 year ol age, of deceased or hmor
hbly dtscliMraed soldiers, sailors, or marines,
v bu served iu the Union army or navy during
the civil war of 1 HOI -KS, shall bo olujibio to
Tite proof presented fa ssqmort of tho potl
tioii for ruinstatenteot shews that Col. MoCril
Imi'i. father "served in the Union army daring
the civil war," and thai the oontMand in which
he served was turned over by tho Governor of
Ohio te the Government of lite United States,
dm! was oowmaudod by general ollieers of the
I'nion army. IJeuee, Comntander-iH-Uhief
.bb decidod tht Col. XoOiliw's fathor did
Hrv in the United fttatos army, and m roin
atatcd iiiw in the Order.
na'tt akm Aiprroref.
In tins case of Col. Adding, Wbe was
cliHtged w'"h making fatso charges against bis
Divmiou in the books tlnvt-of. Hnd as a result
of iuafiectiou fiittud te 1m ebort in his accounts
iu the earn of 477, and with publishing and
cueulating enrtain matter reflecting upon the
aetioii of tlie Jouimaudr-4"Ohief, of aoandal
oua cbameter, a eoort-marttel found the cmarges
true, slid Cel. A4di4toN was aeutenood te lm
degraded from ottos. IU appealed to thu
In ttho eaoB of KJwh. llaywa, .trfe by courl
inartistt ihom umaeast mt lepeuithmoits pro-
forrod by Oeti. AWielt dtiring the latlor's lorra
of offlua, Gail. Payno was entooeu to In dis
honorably disohargod. Gon, Payno claimoa
tihat tho aourt-marlial, cetnposod of tho lnotn
bors of tho ComiRandery-hi-Cliiof, woro not the
teorfi of himself.- He alao demanded a oopy of
tho rocord. Gommander-iu-Chiof Webb labl
before tho Idicainpnicul tho on tiro record of
In reference te both the above casos lie made
!tftt tlie ouort-tMartiftl preoeedinsB Klt J'ast
OomuisitdfH-'iM-Oiter l-nyno hih! teUier Aildinjf
tmi Ih Msforrail to k wjnioiHt oouuuiUee f not more
tbs live ntoiitbtira, ii exHinine the rown-ds and
leiriiMMMiy, mm! iKiiort tbeir u(Helut4ons to the
Omimandery-in Ciitef; mid that, ummi the leoeipt
of ttwir rtifmrt, the hwhk4 be Hllowed, cither in
jtarmtH or iy ommiimiI. mkHi ttnie af the Cimm-iHHHdcry-ui-C'liiH
nmy diite te five them. t l
IntHrd ttMtii ih4i' hhomI. Hiid tlit the Judge
AdwHMte (miimmI nod the JwdKe-Advoonten of the
uoorls ! nlUtwed tlie hmiho linni to iei-ent tl4r
'w of Ums o. Tbi ooarire aHJ enable the
OtHnniMiidfry-tii-tiiivf to dii(M! of lite questbiiis
fbly w HiuMit taki-m m(i toe iHWeh time.
The Oommander-SH-Chief faither reoom
monded that tho rank of Past Ceuiiuauder-iH-Oiiief
lie oouforred Umh llreihur Geo. 1'. lirewn,
of lhil Shoridan ('aim p. 115, of llrooklyn, K. Y
and that his name lie placed upon the roll of
)HotHburhip of the present meeting, and that
liifithor Earp. of Henry Merrill Camp, 8, Di
vision of Massachusetts, bo aoeorded tho rank
and honors of Past Commander-in-Chief. Those
changes are urged liecauso Brother arp,
who oemmandod the Earp factioa, and Urothor
lirewn, Commaiidor-iH-Chiof of tho Post sys
tetM, gave valnablo awlKtanoo iu the amalgama
tion if their resioctive braticitot with the
Tho War and Kavy Dopartments furnish
certificates of torviee of soldiers, nailers, aud
marines, for uso in this Ordor. In order to ob
tain such certificates tho fall name of the iterson
whose history of service is requested must le
given, lognlber with his ahip, or comjiHiiy and
regiment. Camp oftieers Bhonld forward these
loqaoftts to IXvision Hcadquartois, to lie trans
mitted to the ComtHMtidur-iii'Chicf, as requests
of this character will not la honored by the
Secretaries of Wat aud the Navy, except woii
tho rocommondatiou of the Cemmaiidcr-in-Chief.
The Comman4er-in-Chiof said that the in
creased membership of the Order makes it
necessary to devise some dan to inercHe the
revenue of lImj Commatidory-in-Chief. Tho pur
capita tax is all that ought te be requirod from
Cam I and Divisions at any time, and tlie same
is equally true as te charter fees, hut tho price j
of supplies may well he increased. At present
prices the Cemmandery-iu-Chief loses money
upon the supplies furnished Divisions. Under
the present fej tem the Quartermaster General
prepays carriage upon supplies to Division
Headquarters, aud at least tJO per cent, should
be added te the list prico of aupfdios. Tho
Commander-iu-Chief in tho noar future sbouM
receive a salary f his Her vices; Ikjchhso if ho
Rives to the ortice the attention which it de
serves, it wilt require his whole time, aud one
cannot, unless he is well supplied with the goods
of this world, afford te take the oflice. and the
ooitMjquenee is that only tho more fortunate
broth oi are likely to be aspirants for tho posi
tion. The Ordor should not only pay for tho
servioe it receives at tho hands of its officers,
but no otbee should lie beyond the reach of any
brother in the Ordor simply because ho may be
Tho Commander-in-Chief thinks that the
annual i net Miction of the Headquarters of the
CommaudiM-y-in-Ciiiof, as wsh done this year,
can lie made by the limpector- Gen oral alone,
aud thas save cotisiderMhk: expense to the Com-mandery-in-Uiief.
lie therefore recommendel
that Commandery-in-Chiof Hoadquartera Ihj
insjeetod by tho Inspector-General during the
second quarter of each year, aud that as soon
as the inspection is completed the Inspector
General rejiort te the LieutenauLGeueral and
Major-Gcneral and elective members of the
Couucil-in-Cbief, and te tho Commandery-in-Chiof
at its neirt muoting thoroafter, the result
of such iiiapoctioR.
Iu some of the States tho sU tales prohibit
the carrying of arms by armod aud wjnippwl
bodies of mou unless they are mustered into
the service of the State or of the United States.
These statutes work a great hardship to our
Order, aud Gen. Webb nrged that aemo means
be provided whereby uniformed, armod and
equipped Camps may be permitted Ut carry
their arms without being subjected te arrest,
flue aud imprisonment therefor.
OltOWTK Or TWR OXDBR.
Oa the growth of the Order Gen. Webb gavo
tlie figures which were printed in Title Ka
nXAL TntiM'XK in the issue of tho 27th. He
also Made same pointed comments, saying:
Tlere are upon the iolk of Ui Htmn of Yuiera w,
V. J. A., to-day. hh near ai oan lie -tiiiiatil. over
ja-ci.OOO iioi with ooly M.WrZ hihiiiImmh in Kod
Hlauditiic March Si ! TiH're have Iwcu plaud
mki (lit' rolln of CommatidfM--inCbi3f lliwl.
qoarter! S.72I Ckmiimi uae lk, and yet. Murcli SI
laA, lliifi wrtMiily 2,lIVCHmW) hi Kod Mtaodiiiff.
These Ihjrnnw Moalc vImiimw. Trnn. in the oarly
lny of illrdr. mwnlK-rn wn taken in at tbfi
mtv of H eam. Mirny of litem did not imderutsnd
tte iM-ineitiUMi and iMyixHh of the organism win ;
ttHy wntii UmA iiitcrewt in Mm work, and a iel jr
tbni if tb lowi can b aeoountod (w in tliw way.
Hot wlntt hball we bay for wrtielvH for the laid six
yr? J eoefetrt my inatiility to aHwor tlii quos
lioN even to my own aaMtifitcliou; tnil bHteve it
Ih do to bad iawo. ioor rttHaliauc ceremony, a
lack of HiilWmlty in wnifoimii, hh1 ih many Ih
HtaooiHi too mweb uniform: in Home iindancen a
failore to eofciKte the law and to pHni-b violatkMis
tboroof. In notoe 1mUiuok Umh of inloroMt indue
Ui"lm HiHcti droM-arade and Imi liitle fuUKUe
duty." and ia some ommmj no fatixoe duly and very
little dn-iarade. I do not bsitte to take my
Hbare in Urn iomhhihIMIM', Hiid bavo only UtuX'
Kent ibat iIh tisureai s oonblDrd by the Chii-man4ry-iii(JiH!f,
aud to requeat your careful at
leotkm to the btmiooM of Um- montbip. your oarufui
oonwideratiOM rf tk rfjHrtn of all fHtloorN, and on
imebilly of the i'AiUHMUvw M(mhi ('MiMi(HtiH),
HuUm and ItfiKulathHia, Uilnal.and Military Kank,
Ui Ibe eod ibat w may not only meruit our ihuUm
a fast, if not faHnr, Uiau wc bave in lb iaM, lul
(bat wi' muy loaku llm Ordisr ho altraotive that
oMMi in it iKotiiers will retain llHttr membrbii.
Following Gen. Webb's report came tliat of
Adj't-Gon. day D. Herod, containing much of
tho matter included iu Lbs refwrt of Gen.
Webb. The following is a tabulated statement
shewing number of new Camps organised in
tho various Divisions from Sept. 1, ItttW, te Aug.
SO, IfMti; aiea, giving n amber of rocruiu.
lWffl7naf eia9t t !
J WOffnM t ti
JilfnVHWt 4ttffrt4Mtttf '
4 My IlMMI hhhi
4"i fWPSffWWOafftJt" t !
M?WlvW ' at
' etfvWIHTsas !
VlLjdz t ulll lid
eev !! ftttit1
fIll I WlPt M4MHM H IH
Vrw4.. ...... .....
!. V nieVfMtMiHHftt(tH4lfMtM
X wajHf p
The AdJetanUGeneral roforrod to tho gains
ia mentbethti tltus:
"The Ave Divisions makiag the greatest
gains ia mem berth 'p are as fellows: KewYork,
.SCt; Kobraeka, ,0?6; MaMiecbu&oUH, 2d ;
Kanaas, bK-i ; and Vermont, 3W3. Tlie gains In
then ret four Division are wonderful, Now York
only lackiog &4 of doubling her memhorship,
and making "7.8 tier oent. gain; Nebraska 41
more than doubling her membeiship, aud
making 104 per cent.; Massachusetts making
82.8 oenU, with not u suspended Camp iu
last quartet 'a report; Kansas making 31.1 per
oent., and Vermont tR.8 por cent. Twcro woro
smaller Divisions, as shown by this table, whoee
fain in membership was not so largo ns theso
)ivwions,vot their growth, as shown by tho
per oent. of gain, was creditable indeed. The
greatest gain por ooni. made by any Divisieu
was that of Orogen 183.9 por con t., Nobruskn
soeond. with 101 jwr oent,; Now York third,
with 7.(i uor cout.; Arkausas fourth, with
Pfi.C por cent; and South Dakota fifth, with
9H3 por cent.
"The net gain in mombersliip timing this
yonr has bceu only 1,692, but (ho losses in largo
Divisions liko Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan,
and Missouri have been so great t'uat it can
easily be seen why (he net gain is so small,
there having bocu 10.S11 members suspended
for tho past quarter alone. If 2 099, the mem
bership of new Camps mustered since June 30,
1391. and lO.bl-i, tho number of members sus
pended last quarter, be added (o 51.5SS, (ho
number of tncuibcrsin good standing, as shown
13 (he report for last quarter, the numlier of
members uow in the Order is fl7.."Kl. Illinois,
having mado a not loss of 2.4!7 member, or
31.-1 percent., is compelled to yield the 'on
top' jK'iiiutnt to Ohio, which, though first in
memWrship, has made the second greatest 13,
of l.tG2 members, or 15.9 jht cent. Indhna
comes third, with S77, or t!l li jier cent.; Michi
gan fourth, with 079. or 23.1 ier ccai.; and
Missouri fifth, with 193, or 21.2 wr cent. Ap
plications live been approved for 633 new
Camjis, every Division being represented. Two
bundled aud o'on commissions, 650 eharter,
and 22 diensatious have been issued during
(lie year, and 25 tiials by courU-maUial have
GAINS AKI) 1.0ilW.
The following table sboivsn oonipsrisen of Iho
inomlHjrship, together with tho gains aud
AlH. RHll Twu,
W. ..,.. ll.ee.
e e I , lll , niio
! fH 4 n''ll
., ttl eeee
U7V e i
0 ! i
4 1 2Ji
ft Ji ....
S2.H9.-. 61.&W. 7.061 6.037...
Quartermaster-General F. S. Ilaxeltou iu his
reKrt showed that the recoipts for the year
were fcM,521..r8. Thoro were jiaid out for the
traveling expenses for Commander-in-Chief
$674.2:?; for tho aamu of (ho stafT, $20Ti.:;
ceurts-martial, $9s4.10; salaries, $455.01; tho
real for oniee and general items, leaving a bal
ance of $2,581.55; $-175.33 still hoing due from
TIio GIiitngeK in the Kitual nnil tlio Contl
tiilion. MlN'NKAlOI.IR, Aug. 25.
Full of strango siKiiificaure was the sight
when the Mayor of Minneapolis stood before the
Sous of Veterans this morning at the beginning
of this, thesecond day's session, and in behalf of
the municipality liade them welcome. On the
platform, facing tlie scores and heores of young
men wiio'o fathers had fought for the preser
vation of tho Union, stood the Chief Execu
tive of tho city, who during the war of tho
rebellion had bravely fought in tho ranks of
tho South. Under such circumstance? (he
words of Mayor Winston, an honorable ox-rebel
soldier, were full of maikod significance: "You
are worthy scions of that illustrious, sturdy
steek who performed many womlroua, marvel
ous deeds of heroism and valor in honor and de
fense of the best and freest Nation en (he face
of this oarth."
In fitting phrase Commandor-in-Chief Webb
ropended to the warm words of welcome, and
then the Com mandcry-in -Chief got down to
work. During the whole day there was busi
ness from start to finish.
The morning was largely taken up with a
discussion of the rcpoit of tho Committee ou
Ititual. This report was the result of deep
study. Much was involved in it, aud great tact
was needed to make it satisfactory.
The main jiohit was the question of the new
rank. The committee favored two ranks, mm
strictly military, the other civic. Some of the
members wanted three dexrees, oue military
and two civic, and there was a protracted dis
cussion over this point. There was some parlia
mentary skirmishing, but the rejiort was finally
There were many suggested changes as to the
ritual. Tlie general iusUuctious to the candi
date are to remain practically unchanged. The
opening ceremony is condensed, with the sub
stitution of Msveral Post-system ph rates. The
order of business is slightly changed and con
densed. The dosing ceremonies are condensed,
with the doxology beginning " Praise God from
all blcstiiiixs flow."
Tho obligation of the G.A.It. comrades re
mains unchanged: the muster-in ceremonies
slightly condensed; organization ceiemonies
unchanged; installation ceremonies much con
densed and tho Post system of burial service
Elightly amended. It te proposed also to have
three instructive services, oue for each quarter,
under the direction of tho ChaplaiHS, represent
ing the formative or Revolution epoch, the con
structive or Constitution epoch, the Preserva
tive or Rebellion epoch of the country's history,
with appropriate quotations, tableaux and lan
At tho afternoon session there was another
protracted di-ussion over tho proposition to
raise the age of eligibility from IS years to 21.
Past Commander-in-Chief Griffin led the forces
for the majority age, but the Couunsndery-in-
Chief decided to make no change lit the age.
When this was disposed of tho question of
the constitutional changes came up, and hero
iipain thero was prolific discussion. The com
mittee mado a number of radical recommendi.
tion. Epitomized, tho changes recommended
were as .follows:
The abolition of all official military titles;
tlie establishment of a military rank within
tho Order; the Commaiidery-iu-Chief to au
thorize the Commander-in-Chief to appoint a
Commandant and it committee of five members
as a Committee on Military Kank, who shrill
report plans for the same at the next Encamp
ment; past ofjlceis to retain their honors but
not their titles; all decorations to 1m worn iu
accordance with the regulations of (he United
States Army; the entire constitution to be re
vised aud corrected.
It is understood that tho Com mil loe had in
soriout contemplation the embodying of au
othor recommendation, viz, that all jH-t honors
ho abrogated. This report precipitated a vigor
ous fight, which was carried on with much spirit
aud ooeupiod u largo bhnro of the afternoon
HAW) AT WO UK.
Tho cvoHiug of (ho second day was devoted
to business, tho time being fully occupied till
Epitomized, the logislation onacted was as
Charters for now Camps shall not he granted
unless thero are 15 candidates. Any meuilKir
dropped from a Camp whose Camp had gouo
out of existence can obtain an honorable dis
charge ou tho paymout of n foe. The fee for
now charters shall bo lnstwcou $10 aud $20.
The maximum per capita tax which may be
levied by the Cemmaudery-hi-Chief is 20 cents
per annum. The por capita tax to be levied by
a Division Commaudory Ukjii members of a
Camp is raised from 50 to 00 cents per annum.
The Commanders of Divisions are empowered
to grant dispensations to Camps to uuter ap
plicants upon the same night (hat their appli
cation is presented. Tho Commanders of Di
visions are cinpowerod to declare forfoited the
charters of Camiai that fail to make retwrts aud
pay por capita tax for one yonr.
Wlionuvor an officer ia found guilty of mis
appropriation of funds, tho court shall havo no
optiou but (o oxpol tho guilty party from tho
All ranlo doscoudnnts of soldiers or sailors
of tho Union army aro horonftor eligible, the
clauso rcadiug boforo "lineal dosccudauts"
The Action Tnlten on (ho Itcport of the
Committee on Military linnlc.
MiX.VKAI'OMf, Ml NX., Aug. 20.
Pageantry played its part in this third day's
session of (he Sous of Veterans National En
campment. It was (he opening day of (he
Minneapolis cxosi(ion and (he members of
the Order were invited en mase to participate
iu tho parade of iho day. Thero weie many
companies from (he military of Fort Stielliug,
the militiamen of Minneapolis and St. Paul
turned out in large numbers, and the Sons pre
sented thoir full force of uniformed men. It
was a very imposing parade, aud very much
of its importance was-'due (o (he presence of
the members of the Order.
In the morning the Coiutnaudery-in-Ckief
working assiduously over the report of the
Committee ou Militaty Runk. Oue of (ho
things it nmy bo well stated here in pasting
which is worthy of special note in this body i-J
the cajweity for work which it has been shown.
There has been twrhaps n greater amount of
work to lie done than at any previous meeting,
aud those who have the interests of the Order
at heart havo known that (hero havo been
critical questions beforo the body, questions
whose Hicoessful settlement means much for
tho future of the Order.
fcONS OK VKTKRANS OUARDS.
The rejKirt of the committoc. which was
adoptod substantially, embraced (he following
Tlie companies to he known as Sous of Vet
Whenever 32 members of one or moro neigh
Wing Corps in good standing shall have du'y
applied for and received a warrant from tho
Coiniiinndery-in-Chief for tho purpose, (hoy
shall lie mustered in as a company, electing
(heir own officers.
Ten companies shall constituto n full regi
tiiout, under command of a Colonel elected by
tho line ollieers; provided that whenever five
coniianie3 aro organized within one Division
they shall m formed into a regiment, under
command of a Eicu(euati(-Colonol.
Whenever (wo or moro full regiments aro
organized within n Division (hey shall be form
ed into a brigade with tho regulation officer,
the onmtuaudjng officer lo bo elected by tho
field and liue'ofliccr.
Tho regulations provide:
1. Tho Guards aro (o he governed by a codo
of regulations bated upon those of tho United
States Army, as adapted to (he needs and uson
of tit is rank by (he Commandant and Military
Hoard appointed by the Commander-in-Chief.
2. The necessary expenses of (he Guard, aia
whole, shall bo defrayed by (he levy of a mus
ter fee aud commission fee. llngade, regi
menial and company cxptnaes shall lie raised
and expended according to (he special by-laws
of these bodies, approved by (ho Commandant
3. Tho uniforms shall conform as clooly as
may be io (ho fatigue paUern of (he United
4. Upton's Tactics shall ho tho official drill
were adopted as follows:
'Jt'MeTrftf. That the Cuiiutmnder-in-Chief bo and
he hereby i-i iiertrurtcl to jMlnt n commniHiaiit
ami an advisory board of five military iitoniber.
empiiweieil to oram.e ami etHlli-li a military
rank, in conformity with th provisions of the
revMil oontitiiti'ii, rule and refutation-!, and to
ivjurl in detail at tliu nitxt National Encampment
a mfmlKr of tin CoMiiiiaiulrrv-in-Chief ex oglelo.
i.VsVirt, That th Mim off) be Miiroriatt:d
for tills norM,to Ik fxpciuleij li.vllie Itoitnl upon
.nlfi drawn on th QtiHrtt;riiiJhlT Gi-ncral of ilie
CoiMiiiaiiilant, cotinlcriKiMfl by tlie ('onimHnder-in-Cliif
f; J'nriileit, Tliat all eoiiinnihiealioiii ami
HtummicointMils (tf tbu Ontr an kiicb, or to any of
tu oraiiized IxmIics otlirr lliaii tlie military rank
him 1 1 Imj approved and trliiilJjj'ited by the Coin-maeder-in-Clikf;
ami J'rtHuifl, Tiial on npplieii
llwn of tit leuM. XI liieiiilx.Ti in K'kmI Maudint;,
approved by ConimaiMlMiit anl ('oHimander-iii-Cldcf.
the Commander-in-Chief ahnll Imud n war
rant to form the company.
There was spirited dictjuon over the num
lier which should constitute a regiment. Some
wan(cd 400 mcmlK;r, others a good many lu&i;
a compromise resulted in naming 3i0.
The regulations ai to Camps aud Divisions
go into effect Dec 1 of the current year.
It was decided that the vote on Commander-in-Chief
should be taken by Divisions.
X Tight for Commauder-ln-Chlor Othor
MiXN-RAror.if Aug. 27.
"That, sir, is what'il make the orators of
this country," said a whiskered veteran, as ho
listened to tho impassioned speeches of (ho
nominators in (he Sons of Veterans En
campment this morning, when (he merits
of the varioiH candidates were being ex
lolled. And there was truth in the vet's
wordfi, too. Tho business of the morning gave
way to that most important work, the selection
of a Commander-in-Chief. There had been
any amount of tho hardest kind of work for
tho various candidate. There were four active
men in the field : Col. Maccabe. of lioton; Hon.
It'irtew S. Weeks, of New York City; Gen.
Marvin E. Hall, of Hillsdale. Mich., and Col.
E. H. Militant, of St. Paul, Minn.
It lieeame evident early in (ho preliminary
canvassing that Col. Milham could not be elect
oil, and so he would not allow it is name (o be
brought before (he Convention. Ho is a very
big My-respited man, and would have been an
excellent officer, but ho was from the West,
and it was (he general opinion (hat an Eastern
man ought to bo chosen this year. Still, tho
friends of Geu. Hall believed that he. a West
ern man, would be able to swing the thing hid
way. In point of fact it did look that way. for
in nearly all (he ID ballots (hat were taken
Hall led over his competitors, Maccabe and
From 11 a. tn. to 3:30 p. m., without intertnis
Bion, tho 1k3-8 balloted, tho "fitayers" defeating
overy motion to adjourn. It became plainly
evident that there must 1m a compromise of
Feme kind. The thrco candidates went into a
little session of their own and as a rcault Gon.
Hall and Col. Maccabo in words of the warmest
loyalty to the Order aud of tho finest spirit of
fraternity, withdrew iu favor of Judge Weeks.
There were deafening cheers at this, but when
some one moved that Weeks lie declared tho
unanimous choice there was soino opposition,
and so a final ballot was taken, resulting in his
being overwhelmingly successful. The votu
ran along at a very even pace for tho most
;rt. The full vote, omitting tho scattering,
was as follows:
' I SS2 1
In tho midst of the balloting, and whou tho
three candidates woro iu consultation, the Commander-in-Chief
resolved itself into a grand
chorus aud sang tho songs of tho soldier days
with fine effect. When the announcement of
the final vote was mado (hero was moro tumul
tuous cheering. The general opinion is that the
new Commander-in-Chief will givo to tho Or
der a fine administration, oue which shall ho
highly creditable (o (he Sons of Veterans.
The full roster of officers aa clouted U as fol
lows: Commandcr-iu-Chiof Bartow S. Weeks, of
Senior Vico Coraraandor-in-Chlof H. S. Ful
ler, of Wisconsin.
Junior Vico Commandor-ia-Chief Charloa
A. llookwaltor, of Iudiano.
Mombors of thoCouncil-iu-Chiof E.D.Mor
r t...i ti:.. it:.,.. . Tco.r. ..,. r.
I J 13, JhUU llillf;, ilJillll., IWM, V.UIIUI, UUIUl
Point, 111.; W. A. Stevens, Maiden, Mass.
Consideration or Notable CourtOIartial
MlSNKAroi.l?, Aug. 23.
The most exciting Commandery-in-Chief day
in (he history of (he Sons of Veterans has
passed into history. The whole of (he time of
the Commandery-in-Chief to-day, up to 2:30
o'clock iu (he afternoon, waa occupied by a con
sideration of (he ca.se of Past Commander-in-Chief
Payne, of Ohio.
This morning the committee which has bad
his case iu charge made a report, ami on the
presentation of this report there was precipi
tated a moat violent and protracted discussion.
Judge Kea, Pat Commander-in-Chief of the
G.A.I!., appeared as connsel for Gen. Payne.
The report of the committee was made ' in the
iutcrest of harmony." Gen. Payne was (o be
censured; but, at the same time, (be onus of
guilt was to be practically lifted from him.
Judgo IUra. in an impassioned speech, nrgd the
iiiconsist-ncy of such n step. He spoke long
and eloquently. He was followed by Jndge-Ad-vocate
Wteks, the ucwIy-elccUd Commander-in-Chief,
who took up the ease iu detail, and
presented in a clear and concise manner the
attitude of the Commaiidery-iu-Chief. Then
there were motions mado and lost ad infinitum
and at last, after no end of controversy, the
following resolutions were adopted :
Utttt'tttl, Tliat the nmlhKs of the court-martial
trial of l'a-t t'oiti!iMUtder-iii-(hif Walter S. i'Myao
be aulrmcd in mi far .n tbry Hod him gHtlly of an
iHiH-armtited and uiiattlhoriMil iiive-itnviil ami
nc of tlm fundi of thii Coiiiiiiiiiib-ry-in-t'bif.
That us to other tiiidiuti of saiil court tlm suma
Imj ami nre brvby st ankle, nxcl the HimIiiuci of
Tli.it Uib sentenee of said court be ami in hereby
That the sentenco of tbli Commamhrr-bi-Chlf
U IImiI for hm1 miniitliori.il tne of -iomI fumk tint
aaid I'ayne le eeiiore-d in ofioii iuotiMg of the
lltshlretl, Tliat the k.ihl Walter?. Payne Iw. m a
imrt of tld-i sentence, deprived of lib iNut raalc aa
Commaiider inChif of lite Order.
The selection of a place of meeting waa not
effected without a struggle. It was not a bitter
fight, but it was in dead earnest. Washington,
Omaha, and Helena 'Mont.) were in the lists.
The .splendid $.'i."y snlnl-silver-goid-plated-jew-oled
invitation of Helena won at last, backed
by (ho many attractions offered, and supported
by the earnest efforts of the sturdy men of
Montana. When it came to a vote, Helena
had bl, Omaha 30, Washington 11.
THK ADMNOTQX MATTER.
It was a pretty tired and worn-out lot of men
who assembled late this afternoon after the
prolonged and intense strife over the Payne
case to listen to tho Addington matter. Col.
Addiiigton, it will be remembered, was found
guilty of disobeying his superior officers, and
was also charged with dishonest financial trans
actions iu his Division, that of New York. He
was court-martialed, and it waft ou appeal from
the court-martial that his case came to this
Commandery-in-Chief. When (he case enine
up on appeal yesterday the Commandery-in-Chief,
after long argument, set aside the
charges of enibtr.lement, but approved of (he
findings, which reduce Addington to the ranks.
It was voted (bat, after (his year, the (Ju.ir-termaster-Genernl
shall be chosen for three
years, hi headquarters to he located in some
central rity. In the evening the Commandery-in-Chief
assembled iu a brief executive seasion,
and Gen. Payne was given his censure, which,
;o those siy who should know, was not specially
severe, and thus for the present, ami many
believe for all time, is ended one of the most
disturbing fights in the history of the Order.
THK NKW STArr.
Commander-in-Chief Weeks announced his
stair as follows: Adjutant-General, Raphael
Tobias, New York ; Quartermaster-General,
John Clarkson, New York; Judge Advocate,
R. Shaw Van, Iowa; Surgeon-General, Frank
M. Gier, Michigan; Inspector-General. Henry
Frazee, Ohio; Chapiain-iu-Chief, George W.
Poliitt, New Jersey.
Till! CLOSING SCKNKS.
The Ulntlup nltlt a Itrllllant Hall or the Decennial
It was a beautiful scene which was presented
in tho great dancing-hall of the Masonic Tem
ple this evening, where, after all the labor was
ended, all the battles over, all tho chasms
closed up by as fraternal a lot of men as ever
fought and forgave, the members of the Order,
joined by fair women, engaged in a brilliant
bull, an episode iu the history of the Eneamp
ment which will be over a pleasant memory.
There was a large attendance, and the dancing
was kept up till the early hours.
Tho 10th Encampment of the Sons of Vet
erans has parsed into history. It will long be
remembered as an Encampment where matters
of the most vital importance were considered,
where the legislation effected was of the most
momentous importance to the Order, when the
Order, iu short, passed grandly though a crucial
If ono may judge by all tho signs (he Order
of (he Sons of Veterans is on a more stable
foundation than ever before, destined to do iu
the future a still grander work for the Nation
we all love, in inculcating and exemplifying a
patriotism of which wo shall never have too
much, without which the most splendid Nation
ou the face of the oarth would go down to a
death of dishonor.
SEEN AND HEARD.
A Fen Side Yleui or the Croat Minntapells Meet
ing'. The Tacoma men made a aplend W showing,
not only iu the prize drill, but in a general
way throughout the whole Eneampment. They
came many miles and they made many friends.
Gen. Webb to a friend : " I am very happy
to wear this badge which has been preseuted to
me. Such badges cannot be bought."
Hearty were tho thanks whieh tho Commandery-in-Chief
tendered to tho press, the
citizens of Minneapolis to all who aided iu
making the Encampment a success.
The Omaha delegates came loaded with cards
which bore the words, "Omaha wants (he next
Encampment. Must have it." On the reverse
side were salient points of Omaha's wealth,'
Tho local committees of the Sons of Veterans
did admirable work. They received universal
praise for their excellent and complete arrange
ments. The comrnittco of the Ladies' Aid Society
appointed to investigate the feasibility of union
but ween tho Daughters of Veterans and tho
Ladies' Aid Society reported little probability
of tho union.
Camp Webb was immaculate in its whtto
tcuted field Tuesday afternoon, when the Grand
Army veterans marched down and took posses
sion. Away iu tho background shone the dttti.se,
green woods; far off to the left shone the white
walls of Fort Suelling; in the distance hung tho
smoke of the busy city, while hard by the lazy
Mississippi in leonine strength lay quietly be
neath the mighty batiks rising high above its
steady How. This camp feature of tho Eu
enmpment was not only deeply enjoyed, but
of groat interest. Department Commander
Parkor. of this State's G.A.It., had, iu official
General Orders, recognized the Sous of Veter
ans, saying in tho Orders:
"Tho Department Commander desires as
largo an attendance as possible at this Encamp
ment from tho ranks of the Grand Army of the
Republic. It may never bo our pleasure to at
tend tho National Encampment of the Order
composed of our sous as conveniently as at this
time. Let us turn out, then, aud provo to the
hoys that wo appreciate the grand work iu
which they are engaged."
So, on G.A.R. day at Gimp Webb, there
was a liberal attendance of the veterans. Com
rade John Lozier, of Mt. Vernon, Iowa, tho
first Chaplain of the G.A.R., gave a humorous
recitation at the opening of tho exercised of tho
day. J. D. Houston, of Hillsboro, O.. gave tho
address of welcome to tho G.A.R.; Judge Ell
Torrance, of Minneapolis, resjiouding. Tho oc
casion was ono of tho moot iuteresting in tho
Tuesday night Commandant Beach, iu charge
of Camp Webb, let down the bars just a trifle.
Thero never was a jollior night spunt on any
campground. Tho boys lot theenuipfires bum
loug ami late; thoy tooted soma prodigious
honi3 iu n most infernal manner; so mo of thorn
made, soino equaro breaks through tho guard
liuoanud wore captured after difficulty, and it
was oven said that Commandant Bouch was
found iu closo quarters whou he strayed be
yond tho linos nud could not get baek in be
cause ho had forgotten the couutersigu. It was
fuu from dusk to daybreak,
THE COMPETITIVE rnitX.
Tho important ovont of Thursday ovoning
was tho compotitivo drill in tho ball park in
tho contor of tho city. Thoro wore quite a
number of Camps who cutored, hut ut the hut
mem ant all withdrew hot the Tssmba Csaif
and Sk Paul Camp, 1.
When the hour came for the eooteel aeeat
2,000 people were gathered ht the amphitheater,
the grenade being Hlnminated with eleetric
lights iu a very brilliant manner. The St.
Paul Camp was well known, because ef its se
curing the first prize at St. Joseph mms year,
and this, added to the fact that the competing
Camp had crossed a continent to engage in the
contest, gave great interest to the occasion.
There were sO movements, to he com pie toil
by each Camp iu k minutes. The St. Paul
Camp won the first prize, their score being
90.fi, white the Tacoma boys were marked 90.28.
There were 16 men in line in each Camp with
officers. 21 in all. The judge were selected by
Col. Mason, Commandant at Fort Swelling,
from the Regular Army, aa follows: Firs
Lieut. F. B. McCoy and Second Lwntft. F. A.
Wolf anil K. V. Smith, of the 3d Inf. The Si.
Paul Camp was led by Caps. Ouka, the Tacemn
by Cap t. Coiner. George F. Jones, 1 adianapotas
won first prize in the individual drill; James
Row, Tacoma, second.
IN HARM ONI A TIAI.r..
One of the sink ing features ef the- OmpAfe
which was held Wednesday evening m Ihw
monia Hall waa the address el Mayor P. B.
Winston, n soldier in the rebel army, wrt a
thoroughly reconstructed and loyal man.
There were many other interesting addresses
during the evening, one by Commander-in-Chief
Webb, another by Col. Maccabe, ami still
another by Department Commander C. D. Par
ker, of the G.A.K. f Minnesota. Paes Commander-in-Chief
Ken, of the (J.A.K., also made
a Hue speech. In responding to the weteomtag
words ef Mayor Winston, joimnmler- in- Chief
Webb, referring to the fact that the Mayor was
en the other side daring the war, sahl :
"We believe in honor. ng onr dead heroes.
We believe that they of the Sooth show hi he
allowed to decorate their heroes' grave. Bnt
when they nnvail monnmenU hwn there I
want them to cling to the true sentiments of
the Nation, sentiments like those nitered by
the Mayor to-night."
There were many Interesting features to the
Campflre, including reading, mueie, exhibition
drills, ami tho like. There waa a large awl
onthusKtstie audience present, ami it waa vol si I
one of the meet delightful features ef the Encampment.
MEN WHO WERE THERE.
Personal llentien or Iniltfldtntia Prominent at
One thing of special note about the leaders
in the Order is their nntform intelligence ami
manliness. Look them over and you shall say
that no Order in the land, eivi or semi-military,
has a finer body of govern i-ig officials.
The wisdom of Col. Milham, of St. Paul, in
not allowing his name to come before the Order
for Commander-in-Chief waa evident there
was no reason why he Khonld he slaughtered.
Rut there are other Encampments to eom.aad
if ever Col. Milham is elected he will he found
a fine executive officer; one who will do credit
to the Order.
The Helena men have already appointed
their Executive Committee for the arrange
ments of '02. Capt. W. S. Vetaw is Chairman,
E. G. Wordeu Secretary, W. H. Schmitfc Trea
Lieut. Glenn, formerly instructor in military
science at the Minnesota State University,
coached the St. Paul team for the prize contest.
Maj.-Gen. Loebunatein, of Warrensbtirg, Mo.,
presided at the meetings of the Cemmundery-in-Chief
ou several occasions, and did it in fine
When the Commandery-in-Chief was about
to conclude its session Friday evening, Gen.
Webb was presented with the beanttful jewel
of his rank. Gen. Webbaceepted it in a grace
The tall, spare figure of ex-Commander-tn-Chief
Payne was constantly seen about the
Headquarters. He was here for satisfaction,
for what he says is justice. He talked earnestly
to Tiik Natioxal Tribumb corresponded,
protesting that he was not fairly treated by
the court-martial, whieh, as a culmination ef
his ease, resulted in his dishonorable discharge
from the Order. He has pressed his claim here
night and day. In the vernacular of the day,
Col. I'ayne is a " hustler." The action ef tho
Commandery-in-Chief In his ease is elsewhere
Said Gen. Webb to Turn X.vtioxai. Tribuxk
correspondent after his defeat for the Com-mamler-iu-Chief:
"I cannot tell you how deeply I appreciate
the action of the men who stead so gallantly
by me; it was worth more than to have won,
great though that honor would have been. The
selection of Judge Weeks was a most admirable
one.. He is a man of brilliant parbs, and ho
will lie a thoroughly-efficient otlleial. He is a
splendid man, and he will lead tho Order in
fine style. It was a very excellent selectiou."
LADIES' AID SOCIETY.
Doings of tho Auxiliary to tho Soiib of Vet
erans. There were 30 delegates present Tuesday
morning when the meeting of the Ladles' Aid
Society was called to order iu Plummer Pest
Hall, Mrs. Ella L. Jenes, ef Altoona, Pa., the
National President of the Order, in the chair.
The reports showed a membership ef -J.,2'18, a
gain of 1,21b over last year.
There has been an increase of 77 soeioties, the
number now being 218. There is a balance on
hand in the treasury of $1,000.22. The general
outlook for the National Society fa reported as
Ohio is the banner State nnmercaliy, but
there is a large membership in Pennsylvania,
Iowa, Illinois, an-l Missouri. The number of
Divisions a year ago was four, this year nine,
one reported, and several more are under dis
cussion. The members of the Ladies' Aid Society
elected oflicers late in their Thursday after
noon session. The officers chosen were as fol
lows: Pros., Mrs. J. S. Mason, Medina, 0.; V.-P.,
Miss Relh Gray, Washington, Iowa; Couneil,
Mrs. Wickena (Kan.), Miss Parker (O.), Miss
Stillman (Io.wa), Misa Hays (III.), Mrs. Atwood
Mrs. Mason, the President-elect, ts tho wife
of a prominent merchant of Medina. She has
been deeply interested in tho work of tho La
dies' Aid Society. She joined the Order by
virtue of the fact that her husband was a mem
ber of the Federal forces. Mr. Mason served
valiantly iu the lS3d Ohio. Tho members of
the Order hope for a continued increase in
growth and influence under tlie leadership of
tho new president.
Tho officers were installed on Friday morn
iug. Mrs. Mason appointed Mrs. A. P. Davis, of
Pittsburg, ChapIaiu-in-Chief ; Miss Sophia Me
Elwain, St. Louis, Mustering and Installing
OHicer; Mrs. Emersou, Clayton, O., Chief of
Staff; Mrs. F. A. HawkiuB, Minueapolis, In
spector. (Jctfjs&ursr Memorial Association.
Tho Directors of tho Battlefield Memorial
Association met at Gettysburg in yearly session
ou Tuesday, Aug. 25, the session lasting two
days. Gen. Barnnin represented the State of
New York; Gen. Briggs, Michigan ; Gen.
Young. Ohio, and Gen. Rhodes, Rhode Wand.
The Treasurer's report shows a bnianeo of
$2,000 on hand. Tho Executive Comrnittco
reported the result of the year's work, which
includes the opening of two new avenues. Col.
C. II. Huehler was elected Vice-President; J.
Schick, Treasurer; Calvin Hamilton, Secretary,
and N. G. Wilsoa, Superintendent of Grounds.
Permission was refused to tho electric railroad
to run its tracks over tho avenues. A commit
tee was appointed to secure an appropriation
from Indiana, the only State represented in tho
buttle that has not contributed to tho field. A
committee will also determine the form of tho
perpetual notice that will bo orected at the
Bloody Angle, informing the public of the in
correct position of the 72d Pa. regiment, and
the efforts the Association mado to have it
placed iu tho correct location.
Valuable to tho Veterans.
Editor Natiosit. Tribute: Yonr very
fine picturo of "Grant and his Generals," for
Jas. A. Garfield Post, 1, Department of New
Jersey, was duly received. 1 had the picturo
framed and it will form one of the ninny
adornments of our Post room. I am very much
pleased with your paper, and consider it a valtt
ahlo aid to all conirsdes who desire general in
formation, and particularly in regard to the
doings of comrades outside their own immedi
ate Dopartmout3. R. W. Simpson, Adjutaut,
Nowark, N. J.
Have you dene yonr duty in getting one mors
mtUcriherfar THENATIOXAL TRIBU2ff
You should do thhtjbr it in the beat vxvj to heljp
BAKFOW SI TMEMMm-
A ISeief Sketeu oC Mm Now CfHfefi of tho
The aewly-efoered Comnmidr-In-Chief has
been Jndge-Advocate-fienerai storing the pa ft
year. He is 32 years ef ait awl waa horn in
New York. He graduated from the College of
the City ol Ifew York in 1H7& While In col
lege he was distinguished as a fine speaJfeer and
debater. After graduation he took a emuee in
the toinmbia Law .School, graduating foam tho
same with high honors. He bg Urn msaetico
of law, audi ia new one of the best k aow among
the yoiMige members of the bar m Kew York
City, la December. lMa. he waa appointed
First Aiseistanlr District Attorney of 2fw York
City, a position which he has since filled with
sigaal ability. Me is a prominent Demeerat,
being President ef the Mew York Democratic
Clnh. He joined the Owler in M9, a one of
the charter member ef LaJajette- Camp, IK).
He was Lieutemas-Cetonel of the New York
Division in Hf and a Delegate-at-Large ia
lfcfiM). He is- the sen of rite late Col. Henry C.
Weeks, Wiis ancestors were prominent in the
A POPULAR YOUNG MAN.
Hurry S. Fuller, Uio Senior Vloe Commander-in-Chief.
Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief Harry S.
Fuller was horn in Apple ton, Wia, ad is 28
years of age. 1 joined the Order in Mareh,
IHdB. becoming a member ef Camp Si, of Ash
laud, Wis. He afterward joined Camp 29. ef Mil
waukee, became Lieutenant and then Captain.
He afterward became Lieutenant-Colonel of tho
Wisconsin Division and then Colonel. He to
engaged in the insurance business in Wisconsin.
He has been very prominent in the National
Guard ef the State. He was chosen Captaiu ia
the Ith Int., en the staff of Col. King, as In
spector ef small-arHts praetice. He was one of
tho judges in the prise drill at St. Joseph last
year, served on the recent Payne court-martial,
and is a member of the Committee on Military
Sank. He is a companion of the Loyal Legion,
aud a Mason ef high rank. His father. Dr. S.
L. Fuller, entered the army in the Slat Wis.
as Assistant Surgeon, and was advanced te bo
Brigade Surgeon in the Army of the Cumber
hind. Harry Fuller is a very popular young
man, and his election was received with much
TIIIltD IN AUTMOKKSr.
Charles A. Bookwalter, of Indianapolis, Tad.,
who was chosen Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief,
is about 30 years of age. He is a mem
ber of the famous Walter Q. Gresham Zouaves
of Indianapolis. He is a prominent real estato
man of that city and has a high standing. Ho
was at one time Chief Clerk in the oifiee of tho
State Printer ef Indiana. He was Adjutant
General of the Sons of Veterans under. Commander-in-Chief
Gritnn. He is known as an
earaest and enthusiastic member of the Order.
Annual Heelings of Jlegimentat audi Other Organi
W. B. Phillips, Secretary. Shtel: The 97th III,
have Gondii i led not to iiienl In Reunion with the
5th IH. Cnv. (U Moyn. Sept. 8 and 9.
JnmeB I. Hale, eretnry, Anna : Reunion 11th
III., at Murphysboro, Spt. 10.
John G. Springer, Seorttlory, Springfield: Re
union 10th III. Ctiv. in thw eity. 3p4. 10, at Court
house. At our lost meeting the following: was
adopted: "That the SeeMtary, when seinling
notices for mauling, requeot eaeh member in an
swering roll-eall, either in pewon or by letter, to
pny 30 eento, or sueh sutaller anm Hhe feelnHbte to
pey, toward defraying the expensed of the So
eiety." J. K. Wilder, Knoxvllle: Re onion 9th Hi. Car.,
at ValtMirnitH). Itnh, Sep 9 ami 10.
F. J. Filbert, Secretary, Palatine: Jtetrnton 113th
III., at Shelden, Sept. S and 9.
The joint Reunion of Geo. Barrfcon's reejiments,
the TOtlt and -16th Intl., at Mmieheste, begun Aug:.
27. Kev. M. S. Marble delivered the sdOreee or
weluome, whieh was responded to by Kev. S. J.
MiMencer, of Akron, in behalf of the 16th IimI. R.
M. Stnoelc, of IiutiHiiaitolto, acting for President
flHrriaon. delivered a roostafir response in behalf of
the 70th Ind. The day eloeed with a Gaojpdre.
L. W. Lee. Lathrop: Ttttemtate Reunion old
holding at ICarnm City. Sept. 7-KL Rnlly, boya of
the SueomI Bnejnde. Seeottd Ettvkrion, Fourth
Corps, and let's have a jolly time oaee more.
Meeting of South Mfatfouri Veteran Aeeebvt)on
at Willow Spring, in Howell County, Sept. 10-12.
The eitizeiM bave mined about 91,008 to deflmy ex
pended, and the Inteh strings of all will be found
en the ontaide of tlie doers. Alt old soUNers wel
ootue. D. W. Reese, West PhiiiM, is the Secretary.
3. Lenvitl, Secretary, Bath: Reunion Veterans'
Atttoeiittion of the Co mi ties of Steuben, Chemung;
Schuyler, Yates and Ontario, at the State Svldierd
and Sailors' Home at Bnth, Sepk 10.
J. B. Miiiiii, Secretary, I'lainviUe: Reunion 101st
X. Y. at Plerisnt Beavh, near Symeuee, SepK IS.
Arthur S. Fiteh, Soeretary, Kliuim: Reunion
107th N. Y. at Eluiirvept. 17.
W. M. Karri, Secretary, 91 Wmth. street, Olo
vers villa: Reunion 133d N. Y. . V. atflreenheld
Center Sept. 17. Write to Secretary.
John W. Davis, Secretary. Foetorte: Reunion
lOih Ohio at Tittiii Sept. 10 and Ik
David Edwarda, Secretary, CJIonMer: Reunion
88th Ohio at Memorial Hull, Soldier Home, Day
ton. Sept. 9.
Km oy 1'ierson, Wooster: ReHntnn 3eveth Divis
ion. Army of tlie Ohio, at Mkbilenhoro, Cumber
land Gap, Kv.. Sept. lAth ami 17th, 1801. Division
eompn-rtid of lttth and rM Ohio. 31 rim! MKh Ind.,
3d, 1 1th, 19th and '-1 Ky., tot, 3d, 3d, Mi, 3th aud
Slh KadtTeuu., 9th Ohio battery, bit Wis, buttery,
and 7th Mieh. battery.
N W. Rvniie, Porttitnouth: Reunion 178d Ohio
at thin plaoe Sept. 9.
W. O. Mhiihoh. Zunesville: Reunion 3d Ohio at
Odiiuiluirt Sept. 10.
O. W. Miller. Co. 1, 31st1 Onto. iMnrne, )ft., aks
the lime and plaoe of the next Reunion e the 31st
C. W. Ifcirkhuret, SHverten : Rewolw ali'eW sol
dier! of Marion ami ndjoiniiig ffiouiitiee eetumeiio
iniSvpt. IU h13 p. m.
Noah W. Lowell, Searemry, "Erie: Reunion llltb
Pa. at Fairview Sept. 10, Send addroaiej,
II". K. Swart. Maueh Chunk: Reoukm MBuek-';
tai'-V Kirs Riile Regiment', Fa. Reeervee, afeMuueb
Chunk Sept. Itt-lM.
Win. A. Gormiiln, Soareiary, Allentown: Ro
union Co. U, l'nh Fa., at this ptaee Sept. 17.
S. R. Bell, Seeretnry, Milwaukee: Reunion 39tli.
"Wis. Sept. K) nt Palniyre. The Secretary lnu
uuoiired u rate of afureaud one-lhird Air the round'
trip, upon the eertiflenle plan, from potato in Wm
eoiiHin, over the CIiiwiko North wMWtem, ChieftKO
BurliiiKtan &, NorUiern. (ShieaMO, MUwnukee vfc
St. Paul, ChioHgo, St. Fan. Mluneapotki JOmeha
Illinois t'siitrtir. MflwHiitcee & 2mlie, KMwhu
kee.Lake Shore &. WeatornnHdVI'lseeuln Ceuf
fttzy '"- P