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THE NATIONAL TRIBUMh WASHINGTOI). ft. THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 1894.
TfJE GRAND AMjY.
What is Being Done by (lie Veterans
for the Good of the Order.
LOUISVILLE IN '93.
Earnest Efforts Ilelng Made by Blue-Grass
At a nieoting of a special committee, com
posed of representative members of all tbo
G.A.B. Posts in Louisville, Ky., the accompany
ing letter was drawn up and has been sont to
members of the G.A.B. throughout the country
to emphasize an invitation aud appeal for sup
port, previously seut out by a joint committee,
composed of tho Railway, Mail and Telegraph
Committee of the Commercial Club and a com
mittee of three from each of tho G.A.K. Posts
in Louisville, to all members who are at pres
ent known to have a vote at Pittsburg in '94.
Deaii Comrades: In the gloomy days of tho
civil war tho citizens of no section of our coun
try suffered &o much as did those of the Border
States. Kentucky, which gave to tho Nation
Abraham Lincoln, remained neutral an ocean
between the North and tho South until those
of us who believed the Union was one and in
divisible had girded on our armor for the fray.
Jt was then that Keiiluckians rallied around
Old Glory, and it was not unlil tho soil of tho
grand old Commonwealth had been drenched
with the blood of her sons at Richmond. Perry
ville, Wild Cat, Cynthiaua, Munfordviile and
other places that the Confederates ceased to
menace Indiana, Ohio and Illinois, aud were
driven back into Tennessee.
Seventy-five thou-wml Kentuckians served
in the field lor threo years. They wero with
Grant fiom Fort Henry to Vicksburg; with
Sherman from Loiiit,villo to tho sea; with
EosccrmisatCliickaurujga; with McClcllau at
Antiotam, tho blooJiesl battle of the war; with
Sheridan in tho Shenandoah Valley: with
Butler at New Orleans, and Cauby at Mobile.
From tho begiuning to tho cud of the war
thero wero but few battles in which Ken
tuckians did not participato with honor.
Thousands of them served under Footo and
Portor in destroying the blockade of tho Mis
sissippi River, while those who wero unfit by
reason of physical condition to enter tho activo
service remained at homo, armed and equipped
and at all times ready to defend their fireside.
We arc reminded daily of those trying limes
by the grass-covered fortifications which yet
remain about this city and at many other
places in the Stale; by the thousands of graves
of our comrades who sleep on "Fame's eternal
camping-ground" in our National Cemetery;
by tho mention of tho name of Lincoln, tho
greatest of all Kentuckians, born within 50
miles of Louisville, and by the story of Foit
Sumter, commanded by Maj. Anderson, a Keu
tnckian, who summoned a Nation to arms by
bis gallant defense of its flag.
For tho first time in its history the Grand
Army of the Republic is invited to hold its
National Encampment south ot tho Ohio, in a
Slate to which all States are indebted for tho
preservation of the Union; for standing, a
Btono wall, on tho border, north of which the
enemy never passed; in this city, the home of
tho Louisville Legion, the nucleus around
"Which Michigan, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, Wiscon
sin, aud Illinois patriots rallied, until the pha
lanx grew into the invincible Army of the
Wo joiu with the citizens in their invitation
to you to m;ike Louisville the place of meeting
in lhi)5; the old Confederates aro as enthu
siastic in bidding you welconio as are your
comrades who wore tho blue; Louisvillians
have put the latch-string on the outside door
of Kentucky hospitality; all, irrespective of
political creed, ask you to come in !
As com i ad es, wc say to you, the heroism aud
suffering of the men of the South, whoso loy
ally and love for a united country divided
families, have never been fully appreciated by
the North, never properly recognized by all of
those who fought under our flag.
We ask you as comrades to join us in this
effort of our fellow-citizens to secure lor Louis
ville the National Encampment of 1695.
Yours, in F., C. & L..
J. W. Pell,
Past Commander W. T. Ward Post, 85.
J. W. HAMMOND,
Past Commander Whilaker Post, 75.
C. W. E UMIAK,
Pa3t Commander A up. Willich Post) 132.
Past Commander W. T. Ward Post, 85.
P. W. Hagkk,
Past Commander Post 75.
Past Commander W. T. Sherman Post, 1E3.
, Rohkkt R. Payne,
Adjutant W. P. lioonc Post. 170.
Guougk A. Jones,
Senior Vice-Commander G. IJ. Thomas Post, 6.
Fred Steel Post. 3. Conway Com., J. A.
Hughes: S. V. a, J. A. Dun; J. V. C, J. A.
Ecoit; Chap., J. A. Phillips; O. D., J. P. Bel
mont; Q. M., D. Monroe; O. G., J. L. Banister;
Adj't, F. C. Bartlct.
Georgo H. Thomas Post, Fan Francisco
Com., Charles A. Sumner; S. V. C..T. K.State
ler; J. V. C, C A. Macombor; Q. M., Charles
H. Blimi; Surg., II. G. French; Chap., E. A.
Bullis; O. D., A. J. Viuing; O. G., E. C. Rus
J. W. Parsons, New Britain: Stanley Post, U,
has recently discovered two other Posts in tho
country bearing tbo same name, though, of
course, named after different men. A corre
spondence has been opened with these Posts,
one at Forest, O., and one at Hcrmos3, S. D.,
aud much interest created between the threo
Posts. Letters from one to the other are read
at Post meetings, and now tho boys cry for
more. The idea is recommended to other Posts ;
they will find it pleasant nil around. Try it,
boye. Another Idea is this: Let some comrade
in a Post writo out an interesting letter each
week for tho local paper. It help3 "boom tho
Etock" immensely. No mistake.
Tho 10th annual Encampment of this De
partment will be held atSanford Feb. 8, IS94.
The Encampment will couveuo in Grand Army
Hall at 11:30 a. m.
The Commander of Geo. IT. Thomas Post, 7,
will detail from his Post an Officer of the Day,
aud the Commander of Gen. Harney Post. 16,
will detail an Officer of tho Guard and four
comrades for duty during tho session of the
Encampment. These olliccrs and guards will
report to the Assistant Adjutant-General at
Grand Army Hall on Feb. 8, J891, at 10:30a.m.,
A written report is desired from each officer
of the Department, showing tho work of his
office during the year.
The Council or Administration will meet at
Department Headquarters as established in
Sanford, at 7:30 p. in., Feb. 7, 189 J.
Hugh Donne, Senior Vico Department Com
mander; Jacob Gumbinger, Chief of Staff, and
W. II. Melrath, Assistant Adjutant-General,
have been appointed by tho Department Com
mander to conetituto a committee to secure tho
best possible rates for comrades attending the
10th annual Encampment.
Phil Sheridan Post, 4, Boise City Com., J.
F. Curtis; S. V. C, Henry White; J. V. C,
James Picotte; O. D J. H. Steele; O. G., Win.
Anthony; Chap., H. F. Reel; Surg., Charles
Blair; Q. M., Judson Spofford.
Adois: I have long since looked for some
thing that would indicate that the Department
of Idaho, G.A.R., was known to The National
TniBUNE, but thn3 far have failed in the object
of my search. Please allow mo space to tell
tho comrades of the G.A.B. that wo have a
Department in this State 6ix years old, and
in reasonably good working order. Wo have
22 Postsnd about 500 members. It is estimated
that there aro about 1.500 old soldiers in the
State, but very many of them live in remoto
parts of tho State, where thero are no Posts
near enough to attend, but I expect to hear
of recruiting being very livoly this year,
especially in view of tho pension agitation.
Tho annual Christmas entertainment of Abe
Lincoln Post. Council Bluffs, provided through
tho liberality of Gen. G. M. Dodgn, took plaeo
Dec. 30. at G.A.R. Hall. Every year for sev
eral years Gen. Dodge has provided tho funds
fee this annual Christmas festival to the chil
dren of deserving soldiors, and especially to
tho children of tho momber3 of Abo Lincoln
Post. Abo Lincoln Post is the only ouo in
Iowa that holds this annual festival, and to
Geu. Dodgo is duo tho credit of establishing
it. He is an activo and honored members.
The entertainment was oponed by prayer,
after which N. P. Dodge, who presided, an
nounced that Hon. George Carson would make
an address. Alterspeaking a short time Judgo
Carsou read a greeting from Gen. Dodgo. Fol
lowing Judge Carson Mr. C. M. Harl made an
intercstingaddross. Mr. Dodge concluded the
exercises with a few appropriate romarks.
Tho program was interspersed with somo sweet
instrumental music, and then camo Santa Claus,
Col. E. J. Abbott ;.suming that character to
perfection. The hall was beautifully decorated
with flags. Upon ono side of the hall hung a
crayon portrait of Gen. Dodgo as ho looked
when ho first went to the war. Above it hung
tho pictuio of Lincoln. Altogether tho event
was highly enjoyed aud will bo pleasantly re
membered by all who wero thero to the cud of
Fremont Post, 477. Brayton, and F. M. Paul
Post, 498, Thnrinan, have disbanded.
Defiance Post. 304, Defiance, which was dis
banded in 16SS, has recently reorganized,
assuming tho former name and number.
The following new Posts have been organizod:
Wall Like Post, 505, Wall Lako; Battle Creek
Post, 50(j, Battle Creek; Jamaica Post, 507,
Jamaica, aud Jerry Bush Post, 508, Superior.
McPhcrson Post, 4. Independence Com., J.
S. Way; S. V. C, J. G. Hambleton; J. V. Q,
Thomaa Bonwall; Q. M.. Win. Nelson; Chap.,
Lee Faiileigh; O. D.. A. W. Smith ; O.G., Chas.
Wilson; Surg., Dr. Scott; Adj't, C. H. Hogau.
Joo Hooker Post. 10. Dayton Com., T. A.
Casov; S. V. C. S. W. Emerson; J. V. C, Ja.
Mcliowoll; Q. M., D. J. Hewetson; Adj't, J. D.
L'omplon; O. D., Samuel 11. Maxwell; Chap.,
Win. Forester; O. G., Chas. Peak; Surg.,
Goorgo P. Jonntt Post, 49. Mr. Eden Com.,
E. S. Brown; S. V. C J. W. Ih.zlcwood; J. V.
C, S. Jewell; Q. M.. J. J. Hardesty; Surg.,
J. A. Heady; Chap., Joseph Scrogham; O. I).,.
J. W. Crutcher; O. G., Win. Harrisou; Adj't,
J. M. Puckott.
Friedrich Decker Ivt held n public installa
tion of its recently-elected officers on Jan. 2.
The installation was followed by a Campfire,
aud the comrades and their friends iisteued to
tho speeches of prominent G.A.R. men until a
Tho Aids-do-Camp on the Commander-in-Chiefs
stuff in Massachusetts have organized
themselves into a society, tho object of which
is to 'strengthen tho bonds of fraternity, pro
moto the interests of the Order, aud arrange
for the reception aud accommodation of the
Commander-in-Chief at tho time of the Depart
Benjamin F. Butler Post, 42. Lowell Com.,
Win. H. J. Haves; S. V. C John J. Dohm;
J. V. C, John W. Luna; Q. M., Amos B. Fill
more; Surg., Francis C. Pluukett; Chap., Jas.
R. ulton; O. D., John J. Murray; O. O., Ber
James A. Garfield Post, 120. Lowell Com.,
S. C. Smilev; S. V. C, Nathan Parker; J. V. U.
Benjamin F. Crosley; Q. M., W. W. Tuttlo;
Chap., P. F. Gamuiel; O. D.. Charles E. Mar
shall; O. G., Georgo H. Nutting; Surg., John
Ladd Whitnev Post, 185, Lowell Com., An
drew Liddell; S. V. C, P. A. Brown; J. V. C,
Charles Fisk; Chap., F. B. Fletcher; O. D.,
Win. L. (1053; O. G Amos N. Winters; Q. M.,
H.W. Allen; Surg., G. W. Hilton.
Richard Borden Post, 46, Fall River Com.,
John M. Deane; S. V. C, John Fleet; J. V. C,
Wm. R. Warner; Surg., A. M. Jackson; Chap.,
E. W. Buffiugton; Q. M., James W. Uenry;
O. D., John F. Tierney; O. G., Joseph M.
Uuion Post, 229. Laddonia Cora., G. W. Co
vey ; S. V. C, Jacob Fryer; J. V. C. A. Haga
man ; Chap., A. M. Crow ; Q. M., J. W. Stevens;
O. D., Henry Kochs; O. G., David Cauady;
Adj't, J. W. Elder.
J. W. Mocrhouse Post, 188. Tobias Com.,
Adam Bucher; S. V. C, Henry Welch; J. V. C,
Volucy Odliurii; Q. M.. W. L. Miller; O. D
Henry Alpress; O. G Alex. Johnson; Surg.,
L. H. Mtinian ; Chap., J. M. Homey.
Capt. Walker Post. 93. Layton Com., War
rcn C. Hnr3h; S. V. C, Stewart Layiou;
J. V. C. William II. Howell; Q. M., J. M. Jar
vis; Surg., Abram Boss; Chap.. William Hunt;
O. D Joseph E. Lnyiou ; O. GM John Thompson.
The Department Commander has appointed
the following comrades as Aids-dc-Cnmp 011 his
staff: L. B. Holmes, Post 2-'5. West Blnomfield ;
George W. Roberts. 1'o-t 135. New York, aud
Charles L. Booth, Post&7ri.Now York.
John R, (iunice. Post 417, Nunda, has been
appointed Actiug Aaslstaut Adjutant-General,
and ordered to report to tho Assistant Adjutant-General
for duty, at Rochester, Feb. 21
aud 22. Tho following Pots have surrendered
their charters: Post 58, New York City, con
solidated;) 339. Giniiousvillo; 50. Dcuvcltou;
C33, Albion, (consolidated;) 010, Allentown.
Mansfield Pot. Brooklyn, has unanimously
resolved that it extends its hearly and sincere
thanks to Gon. Sickles for his magnificent and
soldirrly stand in behalf of his old comrades.
Willard Post, Troy, is making a systematic
effort to relievo the poor of that city. The city
has been divided into five districts, and a com
rade has been appointed for each district, and
contributions will bo received by the Post for
Gilbert Post, Green Island, has been inspected
by Comrado Cuerdon, who expressed himself
delighted with the condition of tho Post. One
recruit wai mustered, aud after the business
wa3 over speeches were made by members of
Jones Post, West Troy, aud Jackson Post,
At the inspection of John A. Griswold Post,
333. tho inspector, Comrade Thatcher, was ac
companied by a largo delegation from Green
bush Post. Tho inspection was followed by a
banquet, at which many interesting- speeches
A. N. Baldwin Post, 203, Hunter Com.,
E. W. Fisher; S. V. C. U. P. Griffin; J. V. C,
J. W. Goodrich; Q. M., Jacob Stotz; Chap.,
Henry Benjamin: Surg., E. D. Cline; O. D
O. D. Wiltse; O. G., Owen Beach; Adj't, J. C.
Nash Post, 3SG, South Dayton Cora., Chas.
Sholts; 8. V. C, Ed Blydenburg; J. V. C,
L. D. Johnson; O. D., E. O. Warner; Chap.,
Leslio Palmer; Ailj't, Geo. Warner; Surg,
D. M. Weaver; O. G.. Dan Wood.
David Jones Post, 293, Kendall Com., M. W.
Kidder; S. V. C, Henry Snyder; J. V. C,
A. Ritz; Surg.. Willard Johnson; Chap.. W.
Shaw; Q. M.. C. Barber; O. D E. F. Rico;
O. G., John Russel.
Posts G33 and 114 have been consolidated,
and tLcy will bo known as Curtis-Bates Post,
114. Posts 394 and 53 were consolidated on
Nov. 25, and aro known as Robert Anderson
and A. S. Williams Post, 394.
Capt. Snow Post, 4G1. Pleasant Grove Com.,
John K. Reinhart; S. V. C, David S. Horr; J.
V. C, Alexander Carrol; Q. M., J.T.Gregg;
O. D James II. Kidd ; Chap., N. B. Leo; Adj't,
J.J. Carter; Surg., J. Trimble.
A. Welton Post, 4C0. Kennerdell Com., Per
ry McFaddon ; S. V. C, C. R. Coulter; J. V.C.,
J. II. Clement; Surg., Samuel Landis; Chap.,
R. M. Hoffman; Q. M Porter Phipps; O. D.,
R. A. Hutchison ; O. G., S. A. W. Phipps. This
Post is already making preparations to attend
tho Eiicampment at Pittsburg next Fall with
flying colors and a big drum corps.
Capt. Phil Holland Post, Tioga Com., E. E.
Rockwell; S. V. C, Warren Beeman; J. V. C,
D. O. Brown; Q. M B. J. Powers; Surg., Thos.
Riley; Chap., Wm. Loughridge; O. D., M. S.
Morgan; O. G.. L. W. Briggs.
Gen. Mansfield Post. 48, Mansfield Com.,
M. R.Goodall; S. V. C W. B. Hull; J. V. C,
Voluy Ripley; Chap., J. S. Palmer; O. D..C.
H. Ilamsdell; Q. M.. F. M.Shaw; Surg., Wm.
Colliny; O. G.. H.B. Shaw.
Sedgwick Post, 42, Lebanon, is making
Grand Army matters livoly by making and
receiving visits to and from tho Posts at Myers
town, Anuvillo and others in the vicinity. All
theso Post3 have Woman's Relief Corps attach
ed to them.
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S. V. C, 1). Allcut; J. V. C, Jerry Bender;
Chap., J. J. Breiniug; O. D., Rev. O. Kraft;
O. G., G. C. Titus; Q. M.. J. T. Yant: Surir..
THE RELIEF CORPS.
Gleanings from National Headquar
ters Notes from the Departments.
FJRxVTEKNITr, CHARITY, lOYAXTY.
Beautiful Address ol National Inspector
Mary 13. I?u 11 croft in Presenting a Flag to
Col. John T. Toland INisr, of the Ohio Sol
diers aud Sailors' Homo.
Thero has been & very general desire to 800
in print the beautiful address mado by Mary
E. Bancroft, Past Department President of
Ohio, and present National Inspector, W.R.C.,
in presenting the flag from the Dcpartmout of
Ohio, W.R.C., to Col. John T. Toland Po3t,
G.A.R., W. F. Jones Commander.
It wa3 a thrilling scene when the call for
presentation was made, and Mrs. Bancroft,
uudor military escort, with the Color-Bearer
carrying tho flag, appeared from tho rear of tho
Opera House, and marching forward took thoir
places on the platform. Tho address mado upon
this occasion shows how closely linkod aro
tho men who saved tho Nation with tho women
associated with them in their immortal work.
Mns. Chaihman and Fkiends: Tho history
of the civil war, its causes aud rosults since the
close of that long and bloody strife, has been
written timo and again, aud for generations to
coma will bo tho themoof tho future historian of
tho Republic. To mo tho war of the rebellion
was not all a military conflict; it was not a
struggle for supremacy on tho battlefield alone,
but one of combined intellectual and physical
power; in fact, it was a comploto revolution,
in which tho hereditary customs and lifo of
those who sought to destroy our Nation wero
An important fact in this connection, which
is most gratifying to note, is that in tho Re
unions of veterans and military societios
throughout tho country wo .observo a general
recognition of tho work of womon during'thc
war, continuing until tho present date, aud of
her part in tho National successes; also, tho
appreciation expressed by tho generous broth
erhood of man in this regard.
But it has been most pleasant to realize that
tho work of woman in war was everywhere. It
was tho work of succor, relief, and mercy. It
was the alleviation of pain, tho binding up of
blcodiug wounds, the bandaging of cuts, tho
cooling of fever, tho soothing of suspense aud
sorrow; tho assuaging of agonies upou the
field, the preventing of despair to breaking
hearts at home, and all with a forgot fulness of
self, fatiguo, 01- illness that at tho time often
It was tho nightly sitting by tho delirious
pillow, the holding of the dying hand, the
taking of tho dying message, tho giving of
the wholo strength to tho leaning, shrinking
soul stepping down into the dark, cold, aud
unknown waters; it was following tho hos
pital flag into all dangers, perhaps into death
for themselves oven, aud often into lifelong
And at home it was tho needle-woman, the
lint-scraper, tho letter-writer, the woman Lent
over her hot fires making jellies, sweetmeats,
cakes, dainties for convalescent appetites. It
was tho woman helping in the great soldiers
aud sailors' lairs, aud in the baud of tho Sani
To many of us tho events of that great
rebellion, so long ago, when the fifo aud drum
were heard over our broad laud, calling men
to arms, seem like a dream. We little thought
in those sad hours ot the long aud terrible
conflict that was to wage, nor of tho noble
mission soon to come to us of duties wo must
assume, which, God giving graco and strength,
tho noble, loyal women of tho Nation have day
by day and year by year so faithfully per
formed. Again will I repeat the words I did one year
ago, from tho soul-stirring poems of our own
gifted, brilliant, much-loved sister and friend,
our ideal Chairman, Kale B. Sherwood:
What mild we llirii? Go forth brave hearts. Go
where llio bullet ratlie;
For us to plan, for us to pray, for you to win tho
Whni n.iy we now ?
Bear viine.i Unit wc keep to-day the vowa that wo
In our Iliad, in our nnthems, hi our prayers, weak
Inouretaiiie proudly rising, in tho utatutcs nono
From ilie records of a, Union bcnled forever and
Comrades, sensible of tho fact that thero aro
few stronger ties in life than that which binds
your hearts together, wo yet believe there exists
also a deep, warm friendship for tho loyal
women who extend needful aid and comfort iu
your declining years.
To every ex-soldier and sailor present who
donned the Union blue, and carried a musket,
drew a saber or cutla-s, ami drank from the old
canteen, I wouM say. God bless you. ouo and
all, and in his infinite wisdom give you grace
and strength for your needs, aud at last a homo
with him in Paradise.
Commander and comrades of Col. John T.
'Poland Post, Department of Ohio, a very
pleasant and tender duty has beciuentrusted
to'mo by our Chairman on behalf of the De
partment of Ohio, Woman's Relief Corps. I
should fail in this duty, and be unfaithful to
the promptings of gratuful hearts were 1 not
to express our appreciation of your gallant
service and the uoblo orguuizatiou to which
Col. John T. Toland, the brave soldier for
whom your Post was named, was killed in
action at Wytheville, Va., July 18. 1803. You
may well be proud of his record and the name
you bear. The Grand Army of tho Republic
has for its motto, "Fraternity, Charily and
Loyalty," and every honorably-discharged
Union veteran should be in its ranks.
As tho lato Union army was always broad
enough to includo all, no matter what might
bu their differences of opinion as to men and
measures, so the Grand Army of lo-day is
broad enough to welcome to its ranks every
veteran whoso heart still beats responsive to
tho music of tho Union. This noble associa
tion fetters tho conscience of no member it
gives tho largest liberty to all, nor has it nny
purpose that it is unwilling to reveal to tho
Tho Woman's Relief Corps' best eulogy 1s its
magnificent record of what it has accomplished
since 1883, not in its relief work alone, licit- tho
part it has borne in aiding the Grand Ariiiy to
secure such legislation as to make happioPaud
better tho veterans aud their dependents.
Commander, in remembrance ,of byrgouo
days, tho march, bivouac irtid hard-fought fluids
where comrades fell and lines melted away
like snow-flakes, in recognition of your un
swerving zeal and loyalty to tho noble princi
ples of your Order, on behalf of the Depart
ment of Ohio Woman's Relief Corp.s. I present
to you this testimoi.ial, emblematic of our
grand, happy and reunited country.
Accept this flag, carry it in your peaceful
marches, aud as tho years glido by and your
ranks grow thinner aud tho roll-call shcirter,
may th s flag and this occasion bo sacredly
cherished iu remembranco of grateful hearts
ami faithful friends, as you rejoice afresh in
tho glorious spirit of "Fraternity, Charity and
MKB. EUniGHT'S WEDDING.
The marriage of Past Department Treasurer
Fannie J. Ebright and Mr. James Bennett,
Superintendent of tho American Cordage
Works, Xenia, is a surprise to tho many friends
of this attractive and brilliant woman. Tho
raarriago was celebrated ou tho evening of
Many and warm are the congratulations ex
tended from tho Grand Army, Relief C&rps,
and tho Sons of Veterans, whose iutcrests'iuvo
always been so ably conducted by this noble
and patriotic woman of tho silvery voico and
gifted peu. May peace aud prosperity dwell
forever in their homo.
A NOBLK BUCKEYE COIIPS.
Dear Tkibunk: Lewis Corps, 29, Xenia, O.,
has completed a most prosperous year under the
leadership of President Mary A. Thrall. Every
committee was prompt in response to duty.
About $150 has been placed in the ticasury
through tho efforts of the Executive Commit
tee. At tho happy timo just passed, when our
hearts should be- warm with rejoicing, &
baskets wero proparcil, aiid sont ont by Relief
Committees of Posts, .Corja, aud Albort Gallo
way Camp, S. of V. J f'lj
A large number of members wero "gathered
into the fold " during the- year. At tho last
regular mooting threo were initiated, aud three
applications aro pending;
Memorial services wero held in memory of
Mrs. Theda Morohquso. Charlotte D. Darill
son. Past Department Secretary, prepared aud
read a fitting testimonial to this mother in
Israel, who loft us to unite with loved ones long
gone before. All joined in singing somo fa
miliar hymns that wore dear to this sister.
A pleasant social gathering is in anticipation,
nnd tho Grand Army of 1)10 Republic will re
coivo the samo cordial support in the coming
year that Lowis Corps has given in tho past.
Tho regular monthly meeting of tho Cali
fornia W.R.C. Homo Board wa3 hold iu Oak
land, and largely attended. Tho Matron re
ported all tho inmates iu usual health.
Tho pig had boen killed, making 175 pounds
of pork and 20 gallons of lard for tho use of the
Homo. The store-room was well supplied for
tho Winter with 6even vurioties of canned
fruit, dried fruit and pickles.
Tho President reported that tho furnaces had
been thoroughly repairod aud wero giving
Tho following Corps donated screons for tho
Homo: Gordon Granger, Lincoln, Sunnier,
Kit Carson, O. M. Mitchel, Keucsaw, Starr
King, Frank Bartlott, Heintzelmnn, Phil
Sheridan, Custer, Appomattox, Lyon, Lookout
Mountain, Goo. S. Evans, Belmont, Stanton,
and J. F. Reynolds. Tho Treasurer's report
ahow.s $112.50 donated by different Corps dur
ing the month.
Tho President appointed a committee to
draft resolutions of respect on tho death of a
member of tho Home Association, Mis. Henri
etta Struckmeyer, of San Francisco.
Sedgwick Corp3, Santa Ana, reports a very
pleasant box social with fine program; net re
ceipts $7. They also gave an entertainment
iu conjunction with John F. Bragg, storeopti
con views of tho World'a Fair. Their half of
tho proceeds was $0.
Lincoln Corps, 3, San Francisco, elected
Fannie B. Matthews President, supported by
an excellent staff of officers. The delegates to
Convention are: Lizzie Hatch, Maria Dean,
Polly C. Clark and Mary Barker; Alternates,
Elizabeth Lakin, Mary Hulpruuor, Mary Bru
nor and Annie G. Bulles.
Lincoln Corps authorized their Tre.isuror to
pay the funeral expenses of Maj. Paulino Cush
man, tho Union spy, who died iu destitute cir
cumstances. Appomattox Corps, 5, gave a very enjoyablo
sociaide, and although n stormy night thero
was a large attendance. The program con
sisted of instrumental music, vocal duet, malo
quartet, and a comic farrc entitled "Mr. X."
Oakland expects to entertain tho 27th annual
Encampment of tho G.A.R. and its auxiliary.
All tho Posts, Corps, and Sons of Veterans in
the County havo organized a general commit
tee of arrangements from which sub-committees
havo been selected, aud activo preparations
havo already begun to make this u memorable
occasion. The Souvenir Committee hint at
something very unique in their line. S. C.
Borland, Department Corresponding Secretary.
A KKLIKF CORPS riONBKR. OONK.
Francis R. Martin, Past Junior Vice-President
of the Woman'B Relief Corps, Past Depart
ment Chaplain of Connecticut, and long the
efficient President of Admiral Footo Corps,
Fair Haven, Conn., dcd suddenly at her home,
following a serious attack of grip, from which
8ho seemed to be recovering.
She was tho daughter of tho Into Frederick
W. Pierpont, widow df tho lato Elias G. Martin,
Lieutenant, United StatcsfArmy, and sister of
Gen. W. II. Pierpont, well known in Grand
Army circles. She leaves due sou and hosts of
friends to mourn hor'loss. '
Delegations from the Woman's Relief Corp9
aud Eastern Star, iu lioth or which she was long
a prominent ollicer, attended her funeral. Her
remains were interred at 'New Britiuu beside
her husband. '
Deau Triuune: Bowers Corps is exceed
ingly gratified that our honored member,
I'luina L. Cowles. has beep made a member of
tho National Convention, with a right to vote
and havo a legal voice iu jts councils. She has
Eerved so efficiently us the Secretary of the
National W.R.C. Home Board, and has given
such constant care to furthcrenco of the wel
fare of the Home, that uo one better under
stands the busiues", past nnd present, of tho
institution than Mrs. Cowles. Shu will make
a valuable member of Convention in every re
spect. This is tho first iustauco that such an
honor has been conferred upon ouo who has
not first been a Department officer. At our
lust meeting Mrp. Cowles was called to the
platform by on r President und introduced in
her new capacity.
She received an enthusiastic salute, and her
remarks iu return wero eloquent with feeling
and appreciation. Sho paid a glowing tribute
to Bowers Corps for the manner in which
every effort she had made had been hacked and
sustained by tho members, aud without this
support sho said she could have accomplished
Miss Mattio Maynard, Assistant Matron of
tho National Home at Ma'lison, was a recent
visitor of tho Corps, und all wero pleased to
Miss Eliza Pratt, Matron of the hospital
building of tho Home, spent Christmas at her
homo in Geneva.
Emma Cressingor, Past Department In
spector, who inspected Corps, 141 paid high
tribute to the excellent work done by tho
Corp.s. and specially commended the perfect
commitment of the ritual by the officers, who
in no case were obliged to refer to books. A
generous supper and social followed tho even
A World's Fair Exhibit given by tho Corps
added to tho exchequer.
Following tho return of President nolen
Sawyer, who spout some weeks in New York
on account of poor health, she, with tho officers
of the Corp', was handsomely entertained by
Mrs. N. L. Hibbard, Corps Chaplain.
Lillian Palmer succeeds as President, tho con
tinued ill health of her predecessor forbidding
the hope that she would accopt a re-election.
At the last meeting of tho Corps there were
reports of 20 baskets sent out to tho aged
mothers and others conuec'.ed with soldiers
gone to rest. It was voted to send tho annual
box to the Ohio Soldiers and Sailors' Homo,
filled with head-rests, cushions, and other com
forts for tho veterans iu tho hospital. Sym
pathies were extended members who had sus
tained a loss iu the death of dear ones; also to
G hidings Corps, Jefferson, in the loss, by death,
ol their beloved President, Mrs. Askew.
Mesdames Treat, Wlieatnu, and Clark were
appointed a committee to arrange for tho in
struction of tho school children iu the beautiful
salute of tho flag, recently described in The
It was voted to invito tho District Conven
tion to hold its next session in Geneva.
At the close of tho business of tho session,
two sets of solid silver spoons, bearing tho in
itial S., also letters W.R.C., wero presented to
tho outgoing President, Helen Sawyer, by
Laura Rosamond White iu bohalf gf the Corps,
for which tho recipient returned warmest
thanks. Tho address ended with tho following
TKInUTE IN VERSE.
A modent tribute to yoii'r worth.
Bright xouveuirs fin-love'n table tunes;
Loutr may you dwelt upon this earth,
Ami live to use llieaeiuilver apooiiD.
They're solid of the purest ore.
And made to dip in lea lagooiiN,
And ctiiree-eii)H and toveetmeaiH atnre,
And here.' your iiamo upon the spoons.
And near the pleasant immo you'll find
Our royal Idler; " Wilt. II.,"
Aud iu fair tracery outlined
Tho dale of 1SJ93. v
We prny good health mny crown you soon,
That yon buvo Jpy for ninny niooiiu,
Aud every time you eee a apoou
Think of the- Corps Unit gave these'spoons.
I'm wire you truly can divine
We'd like tobleAa your morns, eves, noons,
By giving yon n aflver minu
Instead of tills hiiiuII wet of apoonfl.
But, Mrn. President, each bowl
O'erHowH with fricndHoip'ri richest boons,
And we are knit hoiiI unto soul
Willi or without thin set of Hpoons.
And now let mo conclude this report with a
"WISH FOR EVERY CORPS.
Happy New Your! Happy Now Yoarl
Ii my wImIi for every Corps;
Way our noble Order prosper
In the day of '01
As il ne'er baa dune before.
Way the angel Azrael seldom
With biri icy ncopittr bur
In the inarch of life tbo members
Of the splendid G.A.U.
Suvioris uf each bannered star.
Laura Roauuionu White, Press Reporter.
17TH OHIO DISTRICT.
There wore 103 members, representing 10
Corps, in attendance upon tho 12th District
Convention of Ohio, held at Woostor, and called
by Cecilia Harmon, Assistant I. and I. Oflicei,
Convention organized with Lucy Hamilton,
I. nnd I. Officor for Way no and Somerset Coun
ties, in tho chair; Ella Applebaugh, Past De
partment Inspector, Secretary, aud Roso Colo,
of Oberlin, Treasurer. Tho reports from tho
delegates of relief extended by tho Corp3 of
the district was most encouraging. Depart
ment President Caroline W. Waddoll, and her
ready remarks and replies to questions, added
greatly to the interest of tho meeting.
Past President Edith Sweeney, of Givon
Corp?, was selected for presentation to 11th
Department Convention, as Delegate to 12th
National Convention, to be held at Pittsburg.
Tables wero laid for 90 guests, nnd were filled
three times, following the evening Campfire,
at which comrades of tho G.A.R. wero prosout
and iu charge.
Given Corp3 served thoir guests with both
dinnor and supper. Tho tables wore beauti
fully laid, with flowers in abundance.
Vermont Ladles' Aid Society.
Aid 7, Brandon, wishes to return their tbanka
to Aids 13, Huntington; 11, Bristol; also.
Camps 63, Huntington, and 85. Bristol, for
thoir help iu the chain which Aid 7 made.
Aid 13, Huntington, gave a Campfire nt tho
G.A.R, aud S. of V. Hall, Wednesday evening,
Dec. 20. Hon. E. B. Taft, of Burlington, gave
a very interesting address on his trip around
tho world. Spread about tho speaker's slaud
wero a numbcrof interesting rolics of foreign
lauds aud numerous photographs. About 50
were iu attendance, and $7.59 was realized.
Miss Graco Laugdon, of Rutland, Inspector
of the Vermont Division. Ladies' Aid Societies,
has been nominated by Aid 7, Brandon, for Na
tional Delcgato to tho eighth annual meeting
at Davenport, Iowa, iu 1S1M.
Aid 13, Huntington, Vt., lias elected the fol
lowing: Pres., Mrs. Ida M. Spraguo; V.-P.,
Mrs. Ida Ring; Chan., Mrs. Ida Burnham;
Sec. Mrs. Myrtle L. Gillelt; Treas., MissElna
M.Ros?; Guide, Miss Addio M. Gillett; Ass't
Guide, Mrs. Carrie J. Warner; Inside Guard,
Miss Flora Bennett; Outside Guard, Mrs. Flora
Benway; Judge-Advocate, C.J.Smith.
Aid 4, Burlington, held a whist party on tho
ovo of Dec. 28. They also mustered two now
members. They havo elected : Pros., Miss Dora
Austin; V.-P., Mrs. Anno Reynolds; Trustees,
Mra. Iza A. Ellis, Mrs. Cora E. Hail, Mrs. Kato
Montgomery ; Treas., Miss Charlotte McGaffey ;
Guide, Miss Lnlah M. Austin; Ass't Guide,
Mrs. Iza A. Ellis; Chap., Mrs. Kato Mont
gomery; I. G., Kittio Howard; O. G., Mar
AT OLD SHILOH CHURCH.
Visit of tho Shiloh Battlefield Association to
the Historic Building-.
Editor National Tribune: In company
with Dr. J. W. Coleman we attended services at
tho old Shiloh Church, which is tho greatest
historical church in tho United States, situated
as it is on the old Shiloh battlefield where Gen.
Sherman's Division met the Confederate army
under Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston and opened
As we entered tho old church tho familiar
strains of that grand old hymn, " Jcsu3, Lover
of My Soul," greeted our ears. This was tho
day for quarterly moeting, and tho Presiding
Elder, Rev. Wellborn Moonoy, delivered tho
sermon. Ho took for his text the -11 th verso of
tho 22d chapter of St. Luke. His subject wa3
the agouy of Christ in the Garden of Geth
semane. Ho delivered an olcqueut and power
ful sermon, which was listened to with deep in
terest by all. Tho hymns used were all tho old
familiar ones aud the singing was by the en
tiro congregation. Wo wero invited lo tako
diuner at the home of tho Rev. W. A. Rowsey,
who livesat tho old Shiloh Spring, where many
of tho wounded gathered around this famous
cooling fountain during the two days' battlo
and quenched their thirst and cooled their
wounded limbs. The dinner was all that heart
could wish, and after it wo wero entertained by
Miss Sarah Rowsey with flue vocal and instru
mental music, which was quito a contrast with
tho deep bass notes of Wateriiouso'd battery,
which had stood ou tho samo hill in 1SG2 and
belched forth its deadly missiles at tho advanc
Money In the Treasury.
Editob National Tribune: 1. What
amount of money whs in the Treasury of tho
Uuited States when Clevolnnd loft the Presi
dential chair? 2. What amount of money was
in tho Treasury of the United States when
Harrison left the Presideutiul chair? Tuos.
Sander.", Huff, Iud.
Tho last report of Secretary of the Treasury
Charles Foster showed that there was, March 1,
lb93, cash in tho Treasury as follows:
vioio coin . ........ ...... ..mm. .. ...... ......... vluto7.wtJu
011 or 1 1 cue !
j 9 ? 11 01 C3
The report of C. S. Fairchild, Secretary of
tho Treasury, shows that tho cash in the Treas
ury March 1, 1889, was:
UOHJ Colli !
U. S. notesi held for security,
Casli for unpaid interest, etc,
J 5.920.000 00
Certificate.) hold as caub
Cash in depositaries
Total S75t.-JC7.2C6 5G
Certificates lo bo deducted 30.600.711 00
Total cash, per Trcasur
cr'd statement S723.CCC.555 56
Tho comparison would indicate that there was
nearly $10,000,000 nioro cash in tho Treasury
when President Harrison left office than when
he entered. In tho meanwhile he paid off, dur
ing his term of office, $259,071.9(10 of tho na
tional debt nnd stopped tho interest on it.
Editob National TninuNK.
i .i -.. -i
Knd of the War-Pay.
Editor National Tkibunk: Was tho sur
render of Lee's army considered the cud of the
war, and what is the date thereof? 2. At what
date was the soldiors' wage3 changed from $13
to $16 per month? Please answer in Tun Na
tional Tkibunk, and you will oblige an old
soldier. J. W. Adams, IMairstown, N. J.
The surrender of Leo was considered mere
ly as the virtual end of the war. Tho surren
der of Johnston helped confirm this, as did also
the surrender of Gon. Dick Taylor, which fin
ished up all tho rebel forces cast of the Missis
sippi. It was still feared that tho war would
be carried ou west of the Mississippi, and the
Government began sendiug troops thithor, hut
Kirby Smith wisely concluded to surrendor,
which he did May 2(5. Lee surrendered April
9, Johnston April 2G, aud Dick Taylor May 4.
Tho monthly pay of iu fan try privates was
fixed as follows nt dates named:
April 12, 1785, $4; April 30. 1790. $3; Jan. 1,
1795, $4; July 1G, 1793, $5; Dec. 12. 1812. $3;
March 3, 1815. $5; March 2, 1833, $G; July 5,
1B38. $8; July 7, 1838, $7; Aug. 4. 1851, $11;
Aug. 5. 1861, $13; May 1, 18G4, $16; July 1,
1871. $13. Editob National Tribune.
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SONS OF VETERANS,
News from tho Various Divisions,
Elections of Officers, etc
TnENATi05ALTRiB0Si!deisIre copies of Cnsip
ami Division roster. ol for publication, but for
reference, mul brief letters concerning tho special
doliiKsof Cnuina. Matter mint loeiit as idiiiim
fiosHiblo after the event to which ltrhtlc,toaecure
CONDITION OF THE ORDER.
"What tho Adjutant-General' Iteport Shows
for tho Third Ouartcr.
"I Total Total Nojncood
3 5 GuSn. !o. atfttstlinsr.
a , ,
Division, "r J
il ii II I i I 1
5V5 OSoJsO 2
Ala.&Tonn 2: 4M 2 53 5 111 IS 315
Arkansas... 9 165 5 4 70 5 100
California.. 13 Sit) 13 2 CI 11 261
ConVcticiii 31 916 13 1 53 30 886
Illinois...... 85 2150 21 .3 IS 56C tt) 2167
Imiiunn 103 2105 12 31 GO 871 83 2005
Jowh 56 1325 11 3U 31 610 36 )6t
Kansas 122 3273 12 291 55 1562 79 2005
Kentucky.. 10 1.-0 1 IH 1 18 0 lnO
Maine. 41 1227 3 153 3 121 41 J256
Maryland.. 27 938 7 206 2 1.-3 32 961
Mus.-nelni'M 134 4667 4 362 Z 315 136 4GS1
MieiiiKiui.. 57 1197 2 70 12 256 47 lull
Minnesota. 55 1396 1 SO 15J 371 - 41 1072
Missouri... 43 1126 25 477 1 85 67 I5S8
Montana... 7 lb" 1 40 31 83 5 111
Nebraska.. 61 1552 5 145 29 67 40, 10:0
New Ham. 23 802 2 68 2 77 23 793
NowJers'y 29 978.... 56 5 189 24' 815
New York. 139 3770 7 291 23 667 123 3391
Ohio 133 3110 43 953 451036 131 3357
Oregon 12 169 12 2 52 10 229
Peiiiisylv'ii 151 5187 12 4S9 9 527 154 C119
it. Islmid.. 18 621 1 46 -19 19 618
Vermont... 46 1207 9 225 15 410 40 1022
WuHliing'ii 16 409 7 !.')() 4 123 19 436
W.VIrKhdn 13 274 2 .W 4 99 11 225
Wiscousiu. 31 742.... 146 10 268 21 620
Totals.. .. 1489 41221 1935701 3319565 1318' 37360
Applications for Camp charters have bean re
ceived and approved biuco last announcement
as follows :
Q Location. Division. -
o o o
8 Johnson City, 1 Ala. nnd Ten n. ...... 17
Plninfield Illinois... 22
4 Plover. ... Iowa... ............ ...... 20
131 Williamsburg....... Kansas .......... 42
131 Lh Crotse.... Kansas .................. 16
31 New Ulm Minnesota............. 19
7 Splitlog. .Missouri 15
Trenton - Nebraska........... 21
'CdMyville.. ...... ...- Nebraikn. ..-.. 18
25 I'miilcUi! Fulls New Hunipihiro 24-
33 .'euusxrove New Jersey....... 16
Uoorentown New Jersey....... 16
'orning New York.... ...... 21
ihI Syracuse New York..... 20
18 'arkston... ............ -tooth Dkota.. 16
19 'urtlince South D.ikota..... 25
87 'orlTowiiseud...- Washington.......... 23
33 Cverelt .. Washington - 23
Sona West Virginia...... IS
7 fewtnu West Virginia.-... 17
9 iladesviilo West Virginia.. 15
Total numbcrof applications approved, 21.
Total number of applicants, 437.
Ex-Division Chaplain D. Murray Travis, of
South Framinghaoi, has recently joiued the
army of benedicts.
Ex-Judgo-Advocato of Massachusetts Divis
ion C F. O'Briou wasolected President of the
Boston Common Council.
H. 8. Green leaf Camp, 99, Shelbnrne Falls,
presented the war drama entitled "Strife; or,
the Female Spy," iu Union 11 all of that town,
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, for the beue
Gt of the relief land of tho Camp. The per
formance netted the Camp about $180.
Ass't Ins. Chas. D. Fulsom, of Stougbton, in
stalled tho following onicers-elect of Col.
Fletcher Webster Camp, 47, Canton, Wednes
day evening, for the ensuing year: Capt., Geo.
F. Middletou; First Lieut., C. E. Carroll; Sec
ond Lieut., H. E. Estey; Council, G. Henry
Powell, W. K.Long, W. H.Farrell. Upon his
retirement from the position of Captain during
the past year Brother Powoll is entitled to the
credit for having. mustered in more recruitsand
for turning the Cump over to his successor in
better coudition financially aud numerically
than has been done by any of his predecessors
for tho past five years.
Col. E. E. Ellsworth Camp, 39, Attleboro, has
been invited to participate iu tho annual En
campment of the Bristol County Association of
the Grand Army of the Republic at Attleboro,
Division Commander Albert C. Blaisdoll in
stalled tho following oQicers of Clark Simonds
Camp, 28, Fitchburg, Monday evening: Capt.,
W. B. Olcott; First Lieut., H. A. Colburn; Sec
ond Lieut., G. T. Greenwood.
Capt. G. Henry Powell, of Col. Fletcher
Webster Camp, 47, Canton, has been invited to
install tho otiicers-elect of Lieut. Nathaniel
Bowditch Camp, 30, Dorchester.
During the installation of the officers-elect
of Col. Fletcher Webster Camp, 47, Canton, tho
retiring Captain, G. Heury Powell, was pre
sented with a badgo emblematic of his past
Tho officers-elect of John A. Andrew Camp,
13, Stougbton, wero installed Thursday evening
by Past Capt. E. B. Estes, of Brockton. Henry
Botter is Captain of this Camp.
W. S. Turroll, Acting First Sergeant, Hold
croft Camp, 493, Broad well, O.: I think the
Order of Sons of Veterans could be made a
great deal botter Order than it is. I think that it
should be made a beneficial Order. My reason
for this assertion is that the majority of members
aro young men, belweeu the ages of IS aud
30 years, and not liable to sickness as much as
men who are older, and therefore the rate of
taxation need not he so large.
I also think the Order ought to have three
degree work, to make it more interesting; be
cause 1 often hear members say, "The work of
the Order is not interesting enough," and when
members of an organization cease to have any
interest in the organization, as a matter of
course it will go dowu, and the only remedy for
this ovil is to get up something that is inter
esting. Thero has been some talk lately that It would
be a aood idea to consolidate tho G.A.K. and S.
of V. Orders, but there aro many in the G.A.R. -J
who do not wish this. Now I think that the
two Orders ought to be consolidated, or let the
Sous of Veteraus bo admitted to the meetings of
the G.A.R. Posts in the same manner that the
Grand Army men aro admitted to the Sou3 of
Veterans' meetings, or keep the members of
tho G.A.R. out altogether, because there is no
other Order iu the United States, or in tho
world, for that matter, that admits as guest3 of
their Order a person who has not been duly
Gen. John A. Koltes Camp, 228, Philadel
phia Capt., William L. Hascher; First Lieut.,
Harry Knoll, jr.; Second Lieut., Philip Wurs
ter. jr.; Council. John D. Burg, Albert Gause,
William F. Mauk.
Camp 22"9, Philadelphia Capt., Henry J.
Upp; First Lieut., Geo. Klostorman; Second
Lieut., John J. McCrystal; Council, W. N.
Fleming, B. F. Butts, J. B. Mearns.
Schuyler Camp, 2 Capt., Audrew G. Beck;
First Lieut., Louis B. Soudor; Second Lieut.,
J. R. Wills; Q. M.-S., Waltor A. Test; Couucil,
W. S. Currey, John A.Wallace, Richard Wright.
Captain-elect H. W. Gillett, Camp 83, Hunt
Ingtou, has mado tho followiug stall' appoint
ments: Chap., G. M. Burnham; First Serg't,
E. H. Bennett ; Q. M., C. J. Smith ; Color Serg't,
W. C. Spraguo; Principal Musician, W. W.
Benway; C. of G., M. L. Mobbs; C. G., J. T.
Sadlior; P.O., J.Drinkwater; S. ofG., LA.
Camp 75, Middlebnry, recently held a Box
Festival at Ripton.
Now Camps aro in process of formation at
Rutland and Richmond.
Ujw says, "Ch, ves." Think a m-
int-first efcew didn't? "No, that's ! '
ss." Mada you sick? Yes.r Ybwo
usia required educating, until is '
nervous system learned to like and :
tsok tor its tobacco stimulant. New I ,
you chew or smoko ALL THE TIME,
because yeu havo to. if you want (9 ' '
fre9 your nervous system from t,
fcaccrs power usa
9...S-. . ..
!"' "r'ri, i
because It acts directly on the nervs !
centres, destroying the nerve craving . ,
effects, builds up and improves the i
entiro nervous system. Makes WEAK"
MEN STRONG. Many report a gain o! '
fen peunds in ten days. You run na i
physical or financial risk KQ-TG-BAC
sold under !'
X miiiiiiiiniini fp qi aiu Ataft vm t a,i.w
1 1 e, thBi!ii.J EACCO HA81T in any form, t
tern or thU pnper,. or money refunded. Wei
i :UBoxirtboH.K.to.,iontciairnio care evtrJ. I
I :xJ.Sf-er aKTCC-: bo large, we can bctur af-f
II nninaUTPP I occasional failure, than
f I OvRnHnlZZti his money. We nave FAITH
To-Uac you vrlLl And thelitis to you I
WEIOHT IN COLO.
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ratory, Indiana Mineral Springs, 2nd. (2)
Camp 85, Bristol, has elected and appointed
officers for 189 1 as follows: Capt., II. S. Dnn
Bhee; First Lient.. L. JI. Cairo; Second Lieut.,
13. A. Atkins; Camp Council, P.t3t Capt. L. B.
J$?33onptte, L. 31. Cage, Henry Burritt; Chap.,
E. L. Xilbonrne; First Serg't, Warren Hatch;
Q. M. Serg't, A. B. Kilburn ; S. of G Edward
Burritt; C. S., C. E. Lathrop; P. M.. Will
Ferguson; C. of G.. John Patuo; C. G., George
Harkney; P. G Amos Dunn.
Pu3t Division Chaplain C.J.Smith, of Hunt
ington, has been invited to install' tbe officers
of Camp 78. Water bury.
Capt. F. W. Sault, Camp 37, West Bandolph,
has been appointed Quartermaster of the
The Organization Its Proposed Field
Usefulness O Ulcers, etc.
With this issue of Tm: National Tbibttkb
via begin a department devoted to the interests
and work of the Chaplains of tho G.A.R, and
as a means of communication between them.
We hope to elicit suib'cient interest to make
this department permanent. To this end ire
must earnestly solicit the co-operation and con
tinued aid of every thaplain In the G.A.B.
Send us brief items of news in regard to yonr
work what yon are doing; biief articles that
will be suggestive aud helpful to other Chap
lains; brief accounts of services held in
churches; sketches of lives and army services
of Chaplains, etc. Do this very soon, so that
this column can bo made a xuean3 of interest
During tho past year, while we were occupy
ing tho high position of Chaplain-in-Chief,'
G.A.E., it was mosc deeply impressed upon ns
that the G.A.B. Chaplains might and could be
far more useful than previously. Mingling'
freely and constantly with the comrades, we
found them with open hearts, ready for wise
and kindly ministrations, such as a devout and1
brotherly Chaplain ought to render. The com-'
rades are growing old aud feeble, the ambitions
of this life are largely spent, and they are in a
peculiarly favorable condition to be led and
helped by an earnest and sincere Chaplain.
This seemed to us a most promising and invit
ing neld for wise effort, and the readiness with
which the boys received oar labors gave ns
most keenly to feel that this is peculiarly the
Chaplains' day and opportunity.
It was this impression that led U3 to study
how this work could best be systematized and
made effective. The thought camo to us that
if the nearly 8,000 G.A.B. Chaplains could be
brought into co-operation what a grand work
could be accomplished for the veterans, as well
as for the interests and work of the Order.
Chaplains are or should be leaders in the circles
where they move, and can by care and effort
effect great things for the comrades and for our
beloved organization. We, therefore, called a
meeting of the G.A.R. Chaplains at the last
Encampment at Indianapolis to consult as to
theso matters and devise means by which to
secure theso ends.-
The result was an organization of which we
were made President aud the Bev. George K,
Hoover, of Davenport, Iowa, was made Secre
tary. The National Tbibdne, the friend of
every soldier, has very kindly opened this col
umn to us. Hence we enter upon this work
full of courage and hope. This, iu brief, is the
history and object of this movement. Does it
not commend itself to every comrade, and es
pecially to every G.A.B. Chaplain? If so, let
ns all rally on this new workjand with zeal en
ter this inviting and open field. Write us what
you think about it aud how it can be most
effective. There aro hosts of comrades outside
the Chaplaincy full of ideas, suggestions, and
good-will. Write ns, please, and give ns the
help of your sympathy and suggestions.
Address your communications either to the
Secretary, Bev. George K. Hoover, Davenport,
Iowa, or to the President Chaplain, D. B.
Lowell, FortEiley, Kan.
Don't fail, please, to write U3 soon and often
President G.A.B. Chaplains' Organi
13 it wise for G.A.B. Chaplains who are
ministers to associate freely with the old veter
ans? Answer: Emphatically yes I Why not?
1 presume this question arises from the mis
taken idea that the veterans are "bummers"
and therefor not fit associates for clergymen.
I havo associated freely with them for over 20
years; aud why?
1. Because thej are eminently worthy. While
there are some "bummers" iu the G.A.B. a3 in
all society, yet as a body I find more intelli
gence aud morality among them than among
any equal number of men outside.
Among them are our best citizens, our best
church members, and the substantial men tbat
make up tho bono and smew of our business and
social life. You havo only to look in upon ono
of our annual Encampments to be satisfied of
this. You will scarcely find a more intelli
gent and moral body of men anywhere than
makeup our National Encampments; or who
will drink less intoxicants while iu session or
elsewhere. I have attended many of their
Encampments, and the unanimous verdict of
the people is that at their gatherings thero is
far less rowdyism, drinking, etc., than at any
gathering not strictly religious. Some of you
will bo surprised at this and perhaps question
its correctness, but I am sure I am right, and
you will agreo with me after careful observa
tion. 2. I associate with them becanso here is a
groat aud inviting field of usefulness.
At one of my charges the Post Commander,
his wifo and whole family, together with a
largo number of tho officers and members of the
Post wero converted and joined the different
churches. It came about through my associa
tion with them as Post Chaplain, and that, too,
without my ever preaching religion to them at
Hero is a wide-open field for a wise Chaplain,
and we should not fail to enter it from false
notions that inauy obtain among some abont us.
By all means, yes associate with them aud be
come familiar with them and their families.
Who will give U3 suggestions on this question:
"How can a Post Chaplain help his local
Send answers to Chaplain D. E. Lowell, Fort
Biley, Kan., or to Bov. Geo. K. Hoover, Daven
If any young, old, or middle-aged man suffer
ing from nervous debility, weakness, will in
closo stamp to mo I will send him the proscrip
tion of a genuine certain cure froe of ecdtk
No humbug. No deception. Address T. Q,
Barnes, News Dealer, Marshall, Mich.