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THE NATIONAL TKIBIWE: WASHDIGTOK D. 0., THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 1898.
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What is Beins Done by the Veterans
for Hie Good of llio Order.
A "Wisconsin Comrade Sounds llio Trumpet
for I. F. .Mack.
ISditou National Tjuuune: In your last
issue "Vctoriiii." from Marietta, O., mentions
the name ol Conn arte J. K. Mck, of Sandusky,
0., for noxtCommaiidor-in-Citief, giving it as a
Hint lmple-cali. Tne writer has long enter
tained bucIi a thought, because, perhaps, ho
knows the wortfiy comrade bolter than any
body else in the ureal North we&t has known
linn for nearly -10 years. Wo could write col
umns in fa void that magnificent soldier-statesman.
His oid homo is at Brodhead, only 20
miles away, where mutually we duolt together
before tho war broke out. 'Comrade Mack en
listed easily in the war from Obcrlin (O.) Col
lope, and went out in the 7th Ohio. A great
majority of the college boys in his company
yielded up thotr lives at the liattle's from, and
Mack was made a pnsonor of war, returning
home just in time to live. It was my duty as
a nrintvr iu his printing-office to put in typo
his thrilling arcouut of said prison life his
great sufleriiifS and trials throughout. Pur
chasing his oflice in 16GS, himself and family re
moved to Sandusky, 0., whoro Uiey havo since
resiacd, Comrade Mack hcinp editor of the Jlcg
istcr. Iu April, 189J, the Wiseonsiu Depart
ment Encampment was hold in Jancsvilie, and
Comrade Mack had been engaged as principal
Bpcakorat the Campfne. His preat eloquence
upon that occasion will never bb forgotten by
the vast multitude present. A better hour's
talk was never before heard in this city upon
any subject. On that occasion ho proved hiin
uclf a veritable Stephen A. Duuclas in oratory.
Yes, indeed, Comrade Mark is fully competent
to stand at the head of the Grand Army of the
Republic. His presence is always pleasing.
He is a comiade among comrades, and tho
equal, if not the peer, of any Past Commander-in-Chief
as an orator. Schooled thoroughly in
law, he cannot be excelled as a parliament
arian, which of itself is an important requi
site. Wc Eineerely hope tho "boys" every
where will herald tho name of Ohio's Pabt
Department Commander, Mack, for next Commander-in-Chief.
There are otJier grand, pood
comrades whoso names may bo raised in that
Connection, but that docs not hinder us from
speaking our piece in the loudest tones possible
for that brainy, grand comrade, Slack. " WIS
CONSIN Soldiku Singkk," Jancsvilie, Wis.
A Jlnrlford Comrade Wants Henry E.
Taiutor, of Connecticut.
Editor Natioxal Tribune: The comrades
are beginning to think earnestly about the
man unonwhom the mantle of the Commander-in-Chief
will fall at St. Paul. In Connecticut
we have no doubt where it ought to go. The
"West has had the Commander-in-Ohief for two
consecutive years now, hud it should como East
this year. And if it comes East there can be
nowhero a worthier recipient than Pa"t Depart
ment Commander Henry E. Tain tor, or this
goodly city. Comrado Taiutor unlisted as a
private in the 1st Conn. H. A., and was suc
cessively promoted to QnariaMnaster-SergeHut,
Sergeant-Major, and Second Lieutenant. He is
now in his 3Gh year of active and honorable
service in tho G.A.R., having been mustered iu
in March, 1667. His abilities and his devotion
to the interests of our grand Order have caused
tho comrades to bestow upon him, one after
another, all the gift6 in the possession of the
Department of Connecticut, and he has received
similar well-deserved honors from the National
Enc. mpiuent and administration. He iias linen
Adjutant-Genera1. Judge-Advocate, Junior ice
Commander, Senior Vice Commander, and Com
mander of the Department of Connecticut,
Judge AdvocHte-Goncral on the staff of Commander-in-Chief
Fair-child, and at every Na
tional Encampment has been a member and
frequently chairman of important committees.
Be will make a Corrimnicr-iu-Chief who will
he thoroughly conversant with every detail of
the Order, and one of whom we may all well he
proud. Nutmkg, Hartford, Conn.
FROM FAR NORTHWEST.
Flack and Perseverance of Comrades of a
"N uIiti;;toii Post.
Editor National Tribune: In 189 ahont
one dozen old vetorans who were living iu this
extreme corner of the United States, almost
isolated from tho outside world with Indians,
congars and bears for neighbors, handed to
gether and organized a Post. Having no place
to inoot, tbey.ltought a lot aud built a hall,
72x24, two stories, and finished it, so they could
meet in the tipper room. After the building
was finished there was a debt of nearly $:iQ0
unpaid, hut even with the debt wo felt we had
a home. In June, lc94, the wind blew down
the building, making it a complete wreck.
The day following the storm the momhers of
tho Post met and resolved to rebuild, which
they did immediately. Wo did the work our
selves, and hauled lops to the mil. Wo are
now occupying our new home, and have not
increased our debt, but reduced it about $25.
One comrado donated 53 days' work on the
building, and others nearly as much.
Wc meet twice a mouth, and there is quite
en interest manifested iu our meetings. We
have now a membership of 19, and a majority
take The National Tribune. At our last
meeting, by a unanimous vote, the Post in
dorsed the $8 per mouth Service Peiihion, as
recommended by The National Tribune.
Although wo live near the British line we are
far from being English. We are fired with tho
Kittiio patriotism wo had iu I8fJl-'C5. Aliare
Btrongly iu favor of the Monroe Doctrine, and
decidedly in favor of this Government control
ling Uio seal fisheries of Alaska. We aro all
happy and contented iu the homes of our choice.
For climate and health our Colville Valloy can
not be beat. D. C. Ely, Adjutant, Union Post,
70, Department of Washington and Alaska,
ADJUTANT AT 33.
Comrade Iiisliojt njKjiute-r, ItuitkV Claim, and
ProienU Another Young Soldier.
Editor National Tribune: I find in your
issue of March 5 a claim by Comrade F. K.
Husk, of Haysville, O., that he was tho young
est Commander iu tho Order. Well, wo can
beat him by two years. Samuel W. McCulloch
Has horn in Cumberland County, Pa., iu Au
gust, 1640; onlibted in tho 77th II!. Feb. 23,
1664, and was uuistorod out Aug. 15, 1E55.
Woodruff Post, 113. Department of Illinois,
iras mustered lo: 10. JS81. Comrade S. W.
McCulloch was iusulled an Commander at the
tge of 35, and was again elected Commander in
1662. Ho will be just 50 years old next
Comrado Rusk also claims that Ohio furnished
flic youngost soldier, which I doubt, as I thiuk
lhat Iowa is entitled to thai honor. At least,
Iowa cn claim theyouugeet Adjutant in Com
ado Edward Roltorls, of Sample Post, Fort
VJadisou, who was bom on one of'tho battle
lelds in time of battle in Touuobsec; was
regularly enrolled as a soldier, and was given a
regular ditchargc at the close or the war, and
E now ahout 33 years old. If anyone doubts
liis thoy cau write to Comrade E. Roberts, or
o bis father, Dr. A. C. Roberts, Fott Madison,
,owa. Tho Doctor was a Surgeon in the army
it the time Ed. was born. I). H. Bishop, Ad
utaat, Pot 113, Washburn, HI.
at an J.nrly Ace mid
Prominent G.A.Il. Man.
EditorNatjunalTjiiiiunk: Scoing in your
npor some aocountof what the hoys havo done
towards saving Old Glory, will tell what our
kigCouiHvudcr has done. Ho was born in 18-19,
sulifrtod at 14, served 22 months, was wounded
13 time, and got homo in August, 1885, one
lay beforo he was 1G years old.
Ho was miusteiod into tho G.A.R. wlion 35
rears old ; the next year was made Commander,
Hid ttii holds that position, having been ro
eieotod each year from that time on until
Ho has novor missed a State Encampmont
Eiaco he belonged to the G.A.R., and has novor
miwd but one National Encampment; was
clcctod a dolegato to tho National Encampment
before he wae 40 yoars old ; was olectod bv ac
clamation Department Historian for four years,
aud refused to serve any longor, or he would bo
tho Historian today.
Whon 45 he wab elected dclcgate-at-largc to
the National Encampment. Ho is now a candi
date for Department Commander, and tho man
who gets morO'Votos'than ho does will havo to
kufUo. MiK uhiiio is George W. Saunders, Sergeant-Major,
12th Ky. Cav. James V. Hicks,
WAS IN EVERY BATTLE.
Byron It. Russell, Hoy Soldier of llio 03d
Intl., lroKented as a. Young: Commander.
Editor National Tribune: I seo in a
late issue of your paper a claim from Comrado
F. K. Husk, of Hiiysville, 0., of being tho
yobnpost Post Commander. I find in looking
over the roster of McPlicrson Post, 7, Crawfords
vllle, Ind., tho following records Byron II.
IiUR?olI horn July 11, 18; enlisted ns private,
Co. G, CM Jnd., July 4, 1S03; mustered out nt
close of war; elected Post Commandor and
took the chair January, 18S0. he heinp nt that
time 31 years six months old. Tho figures in
the record make him a Post Commander five
and a half years younger than Comrade Husk;
Rusk being 37 years of ago when he was first
made Commander. Kow, our soldier boy wub
no "Orderly nor Drummer-boy," but in thnt
protracted play which held the attention of tho
civilized world carried a gun, blanket and 4.0
rounds of ammunition.
Byron E. Eufsell at 15 Tears.
Comrado Russell was in every skirmish and
battle that his regiment participated in from
ChattanoogH to Atlanta, and from thorc to the
Sea. Ho was in at the great round-up of Leo,
and later on marched as a hoy veteran in his
baggy, ill-fitting suit of blue in tho great re
view of the army in Washington at. tho close of
the war. If there is a younger Commander
march him out in front of tho Old Guard and
we will give the command, " Uncover." H. II.
Talbot, Crawfordsvillc, Ind.
New Turk jIan Gives His Ttecord.
Editor Nationax. Tribune: I have a copy
of your papor. and while looking it over I read
thnt pome State in the West claims that it has
the youngest G.A.R. man. He proves to boa
drummer-boy enlisted at eight years. I havo
no right to dispute the man's word, but it looks
rather absurd to think a hoy of only eight
years would ho allowed toculist in the Govern
ment service ns a soldier.
Now I will tell you my record. I was a sol
dier, and I consider that I am one of tho youug
est men who enlisted and carried a gun. I was
horn Nov. 10. 1S50. I enlisted ahout March 10,
1665, and I went with my regiment as a soldier.
I was in Co. E. 193d N. Y. I am tho youngest
soldier in thpsn parts. I belong to C. J. Dick
enson Pof, 6, Hillsdale, Mich. I draw a pen
sion, and am in favor of a Service Pension.
Arthur M. 13aeii"Ws. HilUdalc, Mich.
Another Tnunsr Commander.
Editor National Tribune: In your issuo
of March 12 Comrade W. U. Salada, of Los An
geles, places bimFe f on record as a young Post
Commander, having held that position nt tho
age of 36 years. Now. I do not by any means
expect to ho the youngest Commaudcr. How
ever, I will place myself on the list. I was
horn March 12, JS-13 was elected Commander
of Henry Clay Got! Post, Clarksburg, W. Va.,
in 1870. making me 27 years of age at that
time. A. Bra vdley, Commander, D. B. Curtis
Post, Elkins, W. Va.
Among; the Youngest.
Editor National Tiiibune: In yonr issuo
of March 12 W. II. Salada came to the front
and downed Matt. F. Kippax as tho youngest
Commander. I will throw the top rail on tho
cauipfire and spo how long it will burn. I was
horn Dec. J3, 1&49; enlisted Feb. 1G, 18(54. as a
private in Co. H. 1st battery, 14th U. S., aud
was wounded May "21, 1SG4, at tho North Anna
River. I was elected Commander of McPhcrson
Post, 33. Department of Iowa, March 17, 1881,
being then 31 years and three months old. S.
E. Whitaker, Botua, Iowa.
Cushiug Post, 44. Ventura Com.. D,i,C. RTon
yon; S. V. C. E. P. Warner; J. V. C, M. E.
Isham; Adj't. N. n. Shaw; Surg., H. I. Hop
pins; Chap., Scth Toby; Q. M., George W.
White; O. D., W. H. A. Thompson; O. G., Jos.
Train; S. M., William Balard, Q. M. S., C. H.
Woodruff Post, 218, Marseilles Com., D. A.
Nicholson; S. V. C. Jacob Oleson ; J. V. C. M.
F. CuddabackfQ, M., B. A. Roath; -Surg.. Jos.
Hill; Chap.. A. F. Brown; O. I)., .7. W. Pres
ton; O. G., W. H. Richmond; Adjrt, F. D. Pitts-S.-M.,
0. L. Fuller; Q. M. S., C. II. Makeover. '
WKlern Wonders. Francis
.Sohlsitfer, Hie AlMitistii, jjsmI Iain
lUTwtorious Power Cuvoh whifli
Iiarc created Kxt'ifcuiestf. Schlat
ter, the mysterious hea.cr, concerning whom
much has b-cn rmblu-hed of late. h:ih fol
lowers among all clashes of society. People
of iBtellitnce and education, even men of
National renown, like the veteran editor,
Gen. F. E. Test, Dr. Kelthly, a highly ie
Kpocted physician of "Weeping "Water, Neb.,
and others, seem to believe in this man of
Making due allowance for enthusiasm
aud public excitement, which usually at
tend cases of this kind, if only one-tenth or
ouc-hundrclh part of his reported cures is
founded in fact, tvc btand confronted -with
one of the most mysterious phenomenons of
nature, a case -which can but fill us with
reverence and awe.
Our correspondent in Denver, -where
Schlatter recently worked among the flick
ana manned, writes: "J saw some wonder
ful things to-day; thousands came from far
and near to btc the man of wonders. All
classes arc represented, and all equally en
thusiastic over the healing powers of this
strange man. Many believe, others dottbi."
A cure -which seems almost equally
marvelous is reported ftom Gotham, "Wi.., in
a letter from Mr. and Mrs. Syver Ilaiibvn,
of that city. "Our ihirtceu-year-old boy
suffered for four years with "a scrofulous
affection of his hip and leg. He had two
large open sores. Three different docors
were attending him. "Wo used medicine
without end and all to no purpose. At last
they told us that iT would bo necessary for
him to undergo an operation. Anxious as
we were to do all that lay in our power to
relieve him, we brought him, two years ago,
to the Presbyterian Hospital in Chicago,
where they operated on his hip and limb.
"When he was finally sent home, he
seemed fairly well, and wo were happy in
the thought that he was cured; but, alas!
it was not long until the sore on his hip
broke open anew. Not only that, but he
commenced getting big sores on his breast
and neck. Hrokeu pieces of bone came out
with the pus fiom the hip. Hesuffered ter
rible agony, and could neither sleep nor rest.
"Last Fall we decided to send for a trial
box of Dr. Peter's Blood Vitalizer. lie
commenced using this mediciue, and wc
noticed a daily change for the belter.
He began to get a good appetite, and was
able to sleep. The improvement continued
steadily until he got entirely well, aud to
day it is a pleasure to see him."
Dr. Peter's Blood Vitalizer has puzzled
many by its peculiar efficacy in the treat
ment of all blood and constitutional dis
orders. It goes right to tho root of the dis
ease. It acts on the blood, eliminating all
its impurities. Nature does the rest health
follows. This remedy cannot be obtained
in drugstores, only local agents handle it.
If there is none in your ueighborhood,
write to Dr. Peter Fahrney, 112-114 So.
Hoyne Ave , Chicago, I1L
Lis ' i't t -3Sjjf
THE RELIEF CORPS.
Gleanings from National Headfiuar-ters---Koles
NATIONAL RELIEF COUPS HOME
Enjoy a St. Tntrlclt's Pay Entortnlnmont,
unci Itcccivo n llox from Host on National
nml Department Orilors Patriotic Teach
ing: and flaj; Presentations.
THE NATIONAL HOME.
Tho evening of St. Patrick's Day, as reported
by Sarah E. Wilcox, was celebrated at tho Na
tional -Relief Corps Home, Madison, O.. much
to the dolight of tho 'inmates, tho "shut-ins"
Tho cntortninracnt was conducted by Prof.
W. N. Chenoy and friends from North Mndison.
and was both humorous and pathetic Mr. and
Mrs. Ruttermoro gavo several selections upon
tho piano and organ; Prof. Chouoy a number
of fino recitations, including " Sheridau'sRidc"
and "Tho Grand Army Badge"; EddioDavitts
and NellioCaslott recited beautifully, and Villa
Cook sang " Como Unto Me" very sweetly, tho
whole closing with a vocal duct by Mcasrs. But
tcrmore, accompanied on the organ by Mrs.
Mrs. Burleigh 6ervcd lunch to tho partici
pants in tho beautiful dining-room, thoso tarry
ing in the parlors spending a pleasant hour in
Mis. Rurleigh has announced a reception at
the Homo for tho second and fourth Tuesdays
of each month, when a short program will ho
prepared for tho guests.
Our correspondent notes the receipt of a box
of table and bed linen forwarded hy thnt inde
fatigablo worker, Lou Stuart Wadsworth, of
Boston; four Corps aud numerous frleuds con
tributing. NATIONAL GENERAL OUDERB.
General Orders, No. 4, of National President
Lizabeth A. Turner announce additional de
cision of National Convention aud a long list
of National Aide.
Decision -17 calls for tho appointment of com
mittees in the several Departments W.R.C. to
co-opernto with liko committees from the De
partments G.A.R. to cxamino tho histories in
use in tho public schools with a view to elimi
nating all which do not teach correct war
Tho American Flag Company, Easton, Pa., is
thanked for printing and distributing flag
rituals free of cosU
Announcement is made that National Head
quarters 14th National Convention W.R.C.,
St. Paul, will he at the Ryan House.
Corps aro asked to contribute something to
ward providing flags for decorating tho graves
of soldiers and sailors in Southern comctcrics
Corps nre akcd to purchnso copies of " Words
of Lincoln," published-by Comrado O. n. Old
royd, 51G Tenth street n. w., Washington, the
proceeds of which are to ho u?ed to enabjo him
to hold tho house at Washington iu which Lin
coln died until such time as it sbull havo been
purchased by tho Government.
TOLEDO COUPS, NO. 2J3.
Somo years siuco Forsyth Post, Toledo, 0.,
divided into three Posts, tho first going out be
ing Toledo Post, 107. All these years Forsyth
Corps has held together until Toledo Post came
to the conclusion that it was not good to go
it alono any longer. So with a charter mem
bership of C5, made tip largely from trans
ferred members of Forsyth Corps, Toledo Corps,
213, havo started in the goodly race, filling a
vacant place in the Ohio roster.
Toledo Corps is made up of stanch and true
material, mauy of tho members, inrluding Past
Presidents Goldsmith and Bacon, having been
in Grand Army auxiliary work long beforo tho
Relief Corps was formed as a National associa
tion. Past President S.Alice Richardson, Assistant
Instituting and Installing Officer, who remains
with the old Corps, was the oflicinl representa
tive of Department in tho institution and in
stallation services. Myra L. Doniiug, wifo of
Past Department Commander P. II. Douling,
was rnado President; Martha II. Locke, widow
of the late D. II. Locke, or " Petroleum V. Nas
by," Senior Vico President, and Jano Moore,
widow of Col. Albert Moore, of tho 14th Ohio,
Chaplain, while tho wife of Past Commander-"
in-Chief J. S. Kountz is a charter member.
The Corps is one of tho finest in Ohio.
TATCIOTISM IN ILLINOIS.
Pnst Department President Delilah M. Leav-
crtoii, Palestine, III., was appointed Chairman
of tho Committee on Patriotic Teaching of
Alfred Harrison Corps, 5, Palestine, her associ
ates being Mesdames Freeman aud Mills.
Sho consulted with Prof. Goode, of tho Pal
estine public schools, and found him in full
sympathy with the work proposed. Ho brought
the subject before tho next teachers' meeting
aud found a like interest.
The Roard of Education was interviewed,
Willi iiKc results, ami mo samo cordial ap
proval was expressed by Mr. Becmau, County
Thus encouraged, tho com in it too purchased
six Declaration of Independence charts and six
Patriotic Primers from Capt. Wallace Foster, of
Indianapolis, and six bunting flags, 3x5 feet,
from tho American Flag Co., Eustou, Pa., tho
latter sending also tho ritual of tho Flag Sa
lute. On Washington's Birthday tho Palestine
schools united iu a fine entertainment, and nt
a specified time the six teachers drew up in a
lino on tho stago aud wore approached by a
committee of six from the Corps, each carrying
a ting, mounted, a chart, and a patriotic primer.
When all these stood vis a vis, Past President
Leavcrton, facing the Principal of tho schools,
made the formal presentation addtess, asking
that the children of all nationalities be taught
to love and revere the flag.
Prof. Goode responded iu a very pleasing and
patriotic address, thanking tho Corps for their
efforts to inaugurate the teaching of American
citizenship. The flag has waved over tho
fchoolhousc for ycare, long before tho laws of
Illinois made it obligatory.
Mr?. Leavcrton favors patriotic cpn tests, with
medals for awards inscribed "Patriotism."
Medals, or rather badges, arc a part of tho
original Balch System, and ought to bo made a
part of the patriotic work of tho W.R.C.
BKPAIITMKNT dENKUAL OUDKIte.
Department President Adah Goss Briggs, of
Missouri, announces the institution since last
General Orders of Corps at St. Charles, Sarcoxic,
The 12th annual Convention, Department of
New Jersey, W.R.C., will bo held at Asbury
Park, Juno 18 and 19, for which extensive ar
rangements aro in progress.
Gen. D. A. Russell Corps, Nammonton, has
been added to tho New Jersey roster, with Gl
charter members. New Jersey has now 29
Department President Mary M. Morso, of
Now Jersey, recommends Tun National
TnmUNU ns indispensable in patriotic teach
ing and war records, aud tho icmc Haversack
for its songs and iustructivo exercises, and
thinks they should he taken together, the two
Comrade Wilks, husband of Past Department
secretary busio in. Wllks, of New Jorcoy, hag
gono to join the silent army, and Department
General Orders have a memorial paragraph of
Department President Anna M. Wilbur, of
Pennsylvania, has appointed Elizabeth Fal
coner, Warren; Julia A. Ames, Ridgway, and
C. R. Hall, Rrookvillo, trustees of tho Pennsyl
vania Memorial Homo.
Tho Department of Pennsylvania expended
over $G00 more the past year than tho preced
ing for lolief. Reports for tho quarter ending
December 31 aro as follows:
Members iu good standing, 4,440; caslfcr
pondod for relief, $1,030.51; relief other
than money, $2,474.51; total relief, $4,171.03.
Turned over to Posts, $2,230.50.
Nnrnbor of soldiers assisted, 2G4; members
assisted, 125; number iu soldiers' families as
sisted, G23; number in members' families as
sisted, 207; total, 1,219. Corps havu boon in
stituted atMooiic, Jeanctto, Dorry Station, and
A neat roster of tho Department of Rhndo
Island, numbering 21 Corps, has boon issued ;
Julia P. Mason, Department President; Head
Past Departmant President Emily F. Fish
has been appointed Department Press Corre
spondent of Rhodo Island, and Emily J. Rrown,
A. Lizzio Slocum, Sarah A. Hoxic, Sarah E.
Johnston, and Ella F. Rurt appointed a Com
mittee on Patriotic Teaching. Tho American
Flag Company aro thanked tor flag rituals.
Twelfth annual Convention, Department of
Kansas, will be held at Beloit, April 21, 22, and
23. "Mother" Uickordyke is expected to be
present if able to travel.
Lizzio H. Arnold has;beon olected by the
Connecticut Council, W.fcG, to succeed Mnry
E. Matthews, resigned, as Department Presi
dent, and Gharlotto E. Wrfghtlias heon obli
gated as Secretary; Headquarters, Tbwnscnfi
avenue, Now Haven.
The roster, Department of New Hampshire,
numbers SI Corps; Sophin E. Dodge, Depart
mout President, Amherst, N. H.
In her closing General Ordors Department
President Emma B. Alrich, of Kansas, con
cratulfltcs her co-workers of Kansas upon a
membership over of G,000,'uobly carrying out
tho principles of tho Order, and says : 'May
the past bo only a forshadowing of a brighter
future of ono country with ouo langungo and
ono flag." ,
old gloey judge.
Corps 100, Fall River, in which Past Depart
ment President Mary J. Dcano is nctivo as a
leador, is always devising and carrying ont
some plan hy which tho great objects of pat
riotism and relief arc .equally conserved.
Tho latest was a Children's Colonial Twilight
Party, upon which occasion each participant
was presented an Old Glory badge. Littlo
folks of eight and 10 years represented tho
Colonial celebrities, and the grand march was
led by Goorgo and Martha Washington. Chil
dren furnished the music and recitations.
Department President Bingham has ap
pointed Pa,st Department President Doauo tho
Chairman of Department Coramitteo on Pat
riotic Teaching, a selection that insures nctivo,
intelligent, and effective work among the Corps
and schools of Massachusetts.
DEPARTMENT OF VERMONT.
Dajiartmont Prcsj Correspondent Uattio B.
Richardson, Chester Depot, represents much
activity in patriotic teaching among Vermont
Corps, as well as in tho work of swelling tho
roljcf fund. Indeed, ouo is tho complement of
the other, aB thp livo Corps very soou find out.
After the Washington's Birthday supper,
under tho nuspicos of Sedgwick Corps, 3, Brat
tleboro, thoro was a patriotic program, tho
most striking fcaturo of which was tho flag
salute, given hy tho High-street Primary
At a Washington's Birthday celebration un
der the auspices of Old Brigade Corps, 73, John
son, reported through Ellanotto L. Foster, Cor
respondent, tho Normal School students took
a prominent part, whilo tho young pupils gavo
songa and recitations nppropriato to tho occa
sion. The oxercisos wero arranged under tho
direction of the Committee on Patriotic Teach
ing, W.R.C., teachers and pupils heartily co
operating in tho work.
E. II. Slough ton Post nnd Corps, Bellows
Falls, dedicated thoir new hall Feb. 28, upon
which occasion thoy entertained Jarvis Post
and Corps, Springfield, and Honry Post and
Corps, Chester. A bountiful supper was sorved,
followed by a Campfiro, aud patriotism and
fraternity icigned supremo.
Chamberlain Corps, St. Johnsbury, 75 strong,
maintain their prosperity, Their latest suc
cess was an Indigo Social; benefit, rolief; tho
banquet-hall decorated in blue, and tho tablo
laid with blue. Even a paper on "tho bluos"
was read, hut it was observed that tho com
pany themselves wore far from blue.
HONORED IN DKATIT.
It is seldom lhat any public demonstration
is made in honor of tho memory of a departed
woman, howover useful to tho public hor lifo
has been. This makes mnro significant the
demonstration of respect shown hy the people
of Dayton, Wash., when Department Treasurer
Ella Brining passed to her eternal reward.
AH tho business hon.sea, in tho city wero
closed during tho fiincral,i'uud tho Hags wero
at half-mast from the uniiounccnieut of hor
death until after tho funeral.
Tho Post, Corp3, and, Sops of Veterans at
tended the funeral in :( body, and tho burial
service of the Relief Corps .was hofd over tho
casket. : ', .
Mrrf. Brining was a charier; membor of Sully
Corps, .one of its carreer, .Presidents, several
times a Department oiliq?r,!.luri ono year a Na
tional Aid. Sho was illbur, four mouths, but
even then did not rcliuriuish. her work, partly
dictating to others, or writing while propped
up on pillows. She was beloved by all who
know hor, and her loss fi not only to her fam
ily, to our beloved Order, but to her country
and humanity as far as her influence extended.
DEPARTMENT OF ilAS'ACIIUfilJTTS.
Out of resptfet to Department President Helen
A. Brigham, Timothy Jugraham Po3t, which
always celebrates its anniversary, March 19,
voted to unito with lugrnham Corps this year,
in a joint reception in"Kouorof her election.
SylvanU3 Cobb, jr., Camp, S. of V and Martha
Washington Tout, D. of V.,'also participated.
At tho evening reception, the Department
President was assisted iu receiving by National
President L. A. Turner, Department Com
mander William P. Derby, President Chandler,
of lugrnham Corps, and Commaudcr Mosely,
of lugrnham Post.
Past National President Sarah E. Fuller,
Past Department Presidents Mary E. Knowles
nnd S. Agnes Parker, aud numerous officials,
G.A.R. aud W.R.C, were In attendance, and
fully 400 people wero present to pay their re
spects. Tho plcasantcst fcaturo of the evening wa3
the rrcsentation of a haudsorno silk flag from
Corps to Post; presentation by Department
Prcsidont Brigham, respouso by Commander
Gen. II. B. Carnngton and National Presi
dent Turner wero among. tho speakers after
The ex-Army Nurses of Massachusetts havo
formed a society auxiliary to tho National Asso
ciation at Washington. Objects acquaintance
aud mutual help. President, Mrs. Fanny Titus
Hazeu, the other officers boiug Mrs. Ellen White
Darwin, Mrs. J. M. Morroll, Mrs. Mary O.
Slovens, Mrs. If. W. Downs, Mrs. Mary T.
Wildes, Mrs. M. J. Putnam, and Mrs. Margaret
Hamilton. Mrs. Mary A. Livormorc was unan
imously elected an honorary membor.
Tho Post and Corps at Koy tfcat, Fix, gavo
National President Turner a royal reception
when in Florida.
Tho Whist Sociables inaugurated by Lou
Stuart Wadsworth havo resulted iu a bounnza
for tho National Relief Corps Home, mention
of which i3 mado elsewhere. Corps 33, 157,
and OS contributed a.doziu napkins each.
At tho lGth nnnivorsary of E. K. Wilcox
Corps, 101, Springfield, a gold badge, voted by
the Corps, was presented by Department Com
mander Derby to Past ProsidentLilu D. Lover
ing. John H. Chipman Corps, Beverly, cleared
$12:t.38 from a February fair.
ThomaB G. Stevenson Corps, Roxhury, and
John II. Chipman Corps, Beverly, havo pre
sented their Posts with histories of. tho De
partment of Massachusetts, W.R.C.
II. M. Warron Corps, Wakeflold, celebrated
their 30th anniversary with tho Department
oflicors and National Secretary Harriot L.
Rccd present as guests.
Thco. Winthrop Corps, Chelson, entertained
Gen. E. W. Hiucks Corps, Snugus; John A.
Hnwcs Corps, East Boston, and Francis Wash
burn Corps, Brighton. Corps 4G exemplified
tho flag salute.
.John H. Chipman Corps, Beverly, gavo n
goldeu-wedding celebration to Comrade and
Mrs. Charles Carrico.
Charles Beck Corps, Camblidgo, cloared $100
from their Living Pictures 'exhibit, and wero
so well pleased thnt they followed with an All
Fool's Day celebration. J
Col. Thomas Barker, oPMaldon, who has boon
so sorionsly ill all tho Winter is nioro comfort-
able. IIo has been faithfully attended hy his
wifo, E. Florenco Barkor.'TiSst National Presi
dent. Tho Daughters of YdtoVans Convention,
fiomcrville, was attended by mauy prominent
momhers of tho G.A.R., W.RjC., and S. of V.
I. Stearns Davis Corps'-'Eiist Cambridge,
celebrated its 10th anniversary by giving au
old-fashioned Now Eiiglauil'supper.
Department Senior Alicei-Presidcnt E. L.
Waterman is recovering ffolA'Injnriossustaincd
iu an accident prior to Department Conven
tion. ' ' ''
Phil H. Sheridan Corp, Salem, onlistcd tho
schools in a colouration, dlty and ovouing, of
Washington's Birthday.4- li '
The ntiniveisary of lygfchrns Corps, Cam
bridge, was attended by representatives from
tho Corps of Cambridge an'd Somervillo.
Corp? 5, Medford, havo entertained Lawronco
Post right royally, in consideration of past
At tho Washington's Birthday meeting of
William Logan Rodman Post and Corps, Now
Bedford, Comrado Chapman, of tho Post, do
lighted all with au exhibition of tho grapho
phouo. Department President Brigham was a guost
of PostSG, Hoxbury, upon tho occasion of tho
presentation to the Post of au horoic bust of
Abraham Lincoln. Sho represented the De
partmental the fino nnnivorsaries of Corps Gl,
Mansfield, and Corps 29, Lynn.
Tho activity in Massachusetts Corps knows
noabatonicnt. Lyon Corps, Wcstfiold, iamak
iugttailk quilt, beuofit'reliof; Kilpatrick Corp3,
Hdlyoke, will hold a fair; and Manton E.Tafi
Corps, Turner's Falls; James L. Batas Corpse
Swnmri3catt; Robert A. Bell Corps, Boston;
Corps 93, Bovcrly Farm; Corps 150, Browne,
and Corps 8, Mlddloboro, all report tho social
and financial success of recent enterprises.
Kate B. Shorwood's greeting to W.R.C. Con
vention has boon handsomely printed with blue
covers, attached by a red cord, and may bo had
from Sarah E. Fullor, Department Trcasnror,
G57 Washington street, Boston, at 10 cents a
Additional contributions to the several De
partments nnd National funds aro reported.
From General Orders, No. 2, of Helen A.
Brigham, Department President of Massachu
setts, the following notes aro gleaned :
It was voted to continue District Exemplifica
tions; to provido for a Soldiers' Homo Ctmimit
teo iu connection with each Corps; toarraugo
and forward a donation at least onco a year; to
requost Corps to buy two copies of Depart
ment History W.R.C., one for tho Corps, the
other for the Post; that the Summer Reunion
bo continued, conducted by Sarah E. Fullor;
that tho pooin of greeting by Kato B. Sher
wood be printed, benefit of Department relief
Rebecca A. Pickett, of Beverly, is announced
as Departmant Correspondent, and Mary G.
Deano, Fall River, Chairman Comrafttco on
Patriotic Teaching, Liza both A. Turner on
Monument Fund, aud Mabel McGill on Depart
New England Corps have been giving very
successfully an entertainment arranged by
Comrado S. A. Bowers, Concord. N. Y., known
as "Living War Picturesof tho Rebellion," tho
National Guard appearing as tho boys in bine.
Fivo hundred covers wero laid for tho Camp
firo given under tho auspices of Corps 157, Bos
ton, upon which occasion tho Post was presented
a memorial volume, to coutain tho records of
comrades in membership.
Corps 123, Reading, held an "Old Maids'
Auction," followed by supper and dancing.
Tho auction caused much merriment, ,
DEPARTMENT OF IOWA.
Eleanor L. Gibson, Department Correspond
ent, roports great activity among tho Relief
Corps of Iowa. Tho new roster is out for De
partment Convention, aud tho annual gather
ing will number tho largest membership yet
reported in Iowa, giving an additional dole
gato to National Convoutiou, or 13 in all.
Department President Griffith has snared no
efforts toadvauco tho interests of the W.R.C,
and has given almost hor entire time to the
duties of her oflice. Several Corps which havo
failed to report for years havo boon formally
disbanded, and there is now no dead wood in
tho Department of Iowa.
McKonzio Corps, 181, Sheldon, of which onr
Correspondent is a member, furnished tho pro
gram for a recent Gospel temperance mcetiug,
tho occasion affording an opportunity to pre
sent their work and that of tho Order at largo
to hnndrods of townspeople unacquainted with
its scope and magnitude. President Sarah
Allen presided, nnd tho program was declarod
by tho papers ns of unusual interest.
Crocker Corps, 27, ha3 presented nine beauti
ful dags to mombors of tho Po3t nt birthday
anniversaries, and ono to thoir honored Army
Nurso.Aunt Becky Young.
President jSusio Walker was given a surprise
tea on her birthday, aud a faiowcll reception
whon hor term closed, a badgo of tho Order
being pros on tod.
Crocker Corps dime socials havo proved a
success, as also their holiday paper, with
articles from Post aud Corp3 members.
A chapel is urged, also an addition to the
Woman's Annox, which is entirely too small
for the members seeking admission.
President Gri tilth disapproves of tho plan of
tho Commissioners to furnish the attic for bed
rooms, as she thinks tho women too old and fee
ble to climb so many steps. Sho urges a ground
extension and the fittiug up of the basement for
laundry and kitchen, thus making more room
above. Sho indorses tho nlan for an Old
Reports for tho closing quarter of ISSCshowed
that Iowa had a membership of 8,309, tho high
est point reached. Rolief oxponded in cash,
$1,023; additional relief, ? 1,048.
Cottrell Corps held a successful entertain
ment, benefit a blind sou of a veteran. A
memory quilt was purchased by Department
Treasuror Helen E. Langley, proceeds for tho
Soldiers' Homo piano fund.
Tho 13th Annual Convention, Department
of Iowa, will bo held at Codar Rapids, April 23
and 30. In last General Orders Department
President Griffith thanks Iowa Corps for their
hearty response to tho appeal for jellies and
delicacies for tho Hospital and Woman's Build
ing or tho Soldiers' Home. Commandant Rato
kin writes that more fruit, nnd so on, havo
boon contributed than the Homo has had in all
the years of its history.
Shelby Corps, Muscatine, had a roval record
for thepast year. A fino piano, purchased by
the Corps, was dedicated Battle Plag Day, Aug.
7, 1695, with a program of patriotic music; tho
Post present by invitation.
In October the Post and Corp3 held a fair,
dividing the net proceeds, which was $540 each.
Food and clothing to the amount of $300 was
distributed by the Corps Thanksgiving to
needy soldiors and their farailios.
Upon retiring from a thrco years' service to
tho Corps, President Barbara Detwiler was pre
fieri led a pair of gold-bowed student's g1as3es
and a TIaviland chintTsalad-dish.
Sewing bees and surprise parties havo been
frequent, and if this partial summary of tho
activity of Corps 122 has not proved their
faithfulness to thoir obligations, tho fact that
theirjneomo for tho year netted $900 will
surely do so.
Cottrell Corps, 7, Hull, mado and presontod the
public school a fine flag, following up tho work
of Past President Nina Ilollistcr, who, as leador
in tho work of patriotic teaching, had pre
sented a small silk flag to every pupil in tho
A thoughtful act of Corps 7 was to mark and
ucauttiy tlio grave of Mrs. Sanders, a deceased
sister. A pleasant stirpn'30 was tho golden
wedding party given Comrado IT. S. Oakoy
and wifo by Post and Corp3, leaving gifts of
gold and gladness behind thorn.
Leon Corps. 200, sent a hor of clothing to tho
families of needy soldiers in Oklnhnmn TTn.
wards of $50 was spent in relief, cash aud sup
plies. Henry Uillou Corps, 277, Gardon Grovo, re
ports a successful ehicken-pio supper and a sur
priso party in honor of tho birthday of Capt.
J. C. Smith, Past Commander, when a beauti
ful easy-chair was presontod him by Po3t aud
Jerry Eusk Post and Corps, Eock Valloy,
held a grand Campfiro with largo delegations
of G.A.R. and W.E.C. nroseut. bv invitation
from Hull, Irotou, Uawardon, Iowa, aud Can
ton, S. D.
AN ACTIVE MAINE CORrS.
G. K. Norris Corps, Monmouth, Me., enters
upon a now era of prosperity undor tho leader
ship of Miss Maria Marsden, President. A pov
erty party, with nn nnti-povorty supnor, sorved
hy tho Corps in "kalikcr" gowns to gentlemen
in "olo does" has nottod them a nico littlo sum.
A series of cntortainmonts will follow, begin
ning with a drama entitled "Robocca."
DAUGHTERS OF VETERANS.
National Trosldont "Walker Issues Genoral
Worcester, Mass., March 14, 189G.
Tlio National Truateos aro making arrange
ments for tho accommodation of thoso who are
to attend our seventh National Convention,
which is to bo held at St. Paul, Minn., next
Headquarters havo already beon engaged at
Hotel Eyan, with uso of oxtra room for recep
tion, at $3 a day for throe days.
Any Sister who expects to attond and wishes
tho Trustees to socuro accommodation must
communicate with Gladys Fostor, Hiawatha,
Kan., Chairman of Trustees.
Charters havo beon granted for new Tents in
California, Ohio and Massachusetts, and wo
hopo to hoar from others soon. Lot ovoryouo
who boars tho namo of a Daughter of Voinmn
do all in hor power for tho advancement of our
Ellen M. Walker, National Prcsidont.
M. Elizahetii Kimball, National Secretary.
Union Veteran Association of Maryland.
Tho Union Ycterau Association of Maryland
will hold its 31st annual Eounion nnd banquet
at the Carrollton Hotel, Baltimoro, April 9.
Lieut. Geo. W. Johnson. 8th Md., Baltimore,
is Secretary of tho Association.
JDou't Tobacco-Spit or SuioUo Your I,Ifo
Name of tho little book just rocolved tells
about Nolobac, the wondorful, harmless, eco
nomical euro for chawing, smoking, cigarot, or
snuff habit. Yon run no physical or financial
risk, for Ifotobac is absolutely guaranteed to
cure or money refunded. Your druggist's got
it or will get it. Writo for tho book mailed
free. Tac Steklincj REaiKDY Co., Box 3, In
diana Mineral Springs, Ind, Aleuts wanted.
The Kava-Kava Shrub.
A FREE GIFT OF GBEAT VALUE
To all Sufferers from Kidney or
Bladder Disorders, Brlght's Dis
ease, Diabetes, Dropsy, Rheuma
tism, Gout. Pain In Back, Female
Complaints and Irregularities,
Blood Impurities and other mala
dies caused by Improper action of
tho Kidneys or Urinary Organs.
A few weeks ago outrader.-i were informed
of the discovery of the Kuvn-Kavn Shrub, a
new botanical product, ofVouderrul power
in curing cortain diseases. The ICava-Kavn
Shrub, or as botanists
call it, 1'ijaer 3Iel7iys
Hewn, grows on the
banks of flie Ganges
river. East India, nnd
prrihauly wa3 used for
centimes by tho na
tives before its extra
became known to
aries. In this respect
it resembles the dis
covery of quinine from
the Peruvian bark.
made known by the Indians to tho early
Jesuit missionaries in South'Xmerica, aud
by them brought to civilized man. We have
previously quoted Dr. Archibald DTodgsoa,
tho great authority on these diseases.in which
he dcscrilej the sufferings of both Hindoos
and while missionaries and soldiers on the3C
low, marshy swamps and jungles on the
Ganges. lie says :
"Intense tropical heat and moisture actinc upon
uccayimr vc-'ulntion rcmir tlif 1ms i.rininil. .t
the Ganges mott unhealthy district!. Jungle fever
and miitHiuit n-fiii the system. Tho Blood
becomes dernnged nnd the Urine thick and dark
colored. Life IniiiKi In tho balance. Then,
when nil modern medical pclenco fail?, safety is
found in the prompt use of Kava-Kava. A decoc
tion of this wonderful botnnical growth relieve-!
the Kidneys, the Urine becomes clearer, the fever
abates, nod recovery seta In, etc.
Oar readers already know of the bringing
of this wonderful shrub to Europe and
America, and the success of tho medicine
Alka vis, which contains the active principle
of the Kava-Kava Shrub, only in a- much
more concentrated and powerful form. "We
are glad to record the numerocs extraordi-
nary cures wrought by this great discovery,
Of all tho dbeu3es that afflict mankind. Dis
eases of the Kidneys aro tho most fatal aud
dangorons, and this beiug the case, it is but na
tural that tho discovery of tho Kava-Kava
Shrub, Nature's Positive Specific Cure for Bis
ea3es of the Kidneys, is welcomed as a gift to
sufforing humanity, and indorsed not only by
the public, but by the most eminent physicians,
both of Europe and America. Tho fact that
Alkavis is sent freo for trial to sufferers from
these diseases has had a great effect in making
its remarkable benefits widely known. One
person when cured naturally tells another, and
so 8uflerer3 everywhere are testifying to the
wonderful health restoring powers of this new
botanical product. In the New York Weekly
World of hov. 1st, the testimony of Ilov. W. U.
Moore, D. D of Washington, D. C, -nras given,
describing his years of suffering from Kidney
disease and Rheumatism, and his rapid cure by
Alkavis. Itev. Thomas Smith, tho Methodist
minister at Lobilen, Illinois, passed nearly one
hundred gravel stones after two weeks' use of
Alkavis. Rev. John H. Watson, of Sunset,
Texas, a minister of tho gospel of thirty years'
Bcrvice, was struck down at the post of duty by
Kidney disease. Aftor hovering betwecu life
and death for two months, and all hi3 doctors
having failed, ho took Alkavis, and was com
pletely restored to health and strength, and is
fulfilling his duties as minister of the gospel.
Iielow we publish tho portrait of Mr. E. C.
Wood.aprominontattornoyof Lowell, Indiana,
cured of lihonma
tiam, Kidney and
Bladder disease of
ten years' standing
by Alkavis. Mr.
himself as being in
often compelled to
rise tea times dur
ing the night on
account of weak
ness of the bladder.
He was treated by
all his home physi
cians without the
Jfr.. C. Wood, lorff, Ind. Ky imjlotely
cured in a few woeka by Alkavis. The testi
mony is undoubted and really wonderful. Many
others give similar evidence. Many doctors
also testify to the powers of Alkavis in curing
almost hopeless cases. Among these none have
greator weight than Dr. A. E. Kuapp, of Leoti,
Kansas, and Dr. Anderson, of Carthage, Mo.,
whoso testimony is particularly valuable from
tho fact of their great experience in these dis
eases. Mr. A. S. Colburn, of Waltham, Mass.,
aged 78, and an intense sufferer for five years,
was en red by Alkavis,
Mrs. James Young,
of Kent, Ohio, writes
that she had tried
six- doctors in vain,
that she was abonfc
to jjive up in despair,
when she fo nnd
Alkavis, and was
promptly cured of
Tvidnev disease, nnd ?Sw!
. ", -- . . ,-;- ffiMi
ruotnra t hAl fh wr j.'r T"r .i-r;!
JvouvK.it nr v.iwi.11. -ylr, t',vjj-Vi.-.o"
Mrs. Alice Evans, of
Baltimore, Md.; MxaP3- James mmg, Kent, 0.
Mary A. Layman, of Keel, W. Ya., twenty
years a sufferer; Mrs. Sarah Vuuk, Edin
boro, Pa.; Mrs. L. E. Copelaiid, Elk Eiver,
Minn.; nnd many other ladies join in testi
fying to the wonderful curative powers of
Alkavis, in various forms of Kidney aud,
allied diseases, and of other troublesome
afflictions peculiar to womanhood.
The following letter from the well-known
minister, Eev. A. C. Darline, of North Con
stantia, Oswego County, New York, was
written after, as he says himself, he had lost
conGdence in man and medicine, had no
sleep or rest, and took Alkavis a3 a last
North Constnntia, Oswego Co.. New York, 1
May 20, 1S93. J
Gents: I hn.ro been troubled with kidney and
kindred diseases for sixteen yenre, nnd tried all I
could get without relief. Two aud a half years ago
I wiw taken with a tscvero attack of La Grippe,
which turned to pneumonia. At that time mv
Liver, Kiduoys, llcart, and Urinary Organs all
combined iu what seemed to me their last attack.
My confidence in man and medicino had cone.
My hope had vanished nnd nil thxt rrn-t left me
was a dreary life and certain death. At last I
heard of AlknvU nnd jw a last resort I commenced
taking It. At this time I wns using the vessel as
often as sixteen times in ouo night, without sleep
or rest. In a short time, to my astonishment, I
could sleep all night as soundly as a baby, which
I bad not done in sixteen years beforo. What I
know It has done for mo, I firmly bulievo It will do
for nil who will give Alkavis a fair trial. 1 most
gladly recommend Aticnvw to all.
Sincerely yours. (REV.) A. C. DARLINO.
Snob testimony as tho above makes it
very clear that Alkavis is indeed a snro
specific cure for these serious diseases. The
Church Kidney Cnro Company, of No. 413
Fourth Aveune, New York City, are so far
the only importers of Alkavis, nnd they are
so sure it will cure that they will send a
Large Case of Alkavis by mail prepaid free to
Every Sufferer from any form of Kidney or
Bladder disorder, Bright'a Disease, Diabetes,
Rheumatism, Gout, Dropsy, Cystitis, Gravel,
Pain in Back, Female Complaints nnd Ir
regularities, Blood Impurities, or other
affliction due to improper action of the
Kidneys or Urinary Organs. We advise nil
readors who nre afflicted to send their names
aud address to the compauy nnd receive the
Large Case of Alkavis by mail, prepaid free.
Yon should surely try it, aa it costs you
SONS OF VETERPS.
National Orders Division Nens as3
Eleotion of Officers.
NEED IMMEDIATE HELP.
Views of a rronilncnt New Jrey Hrothr
on llulldln: up thn Order.
Editor National TtciBtr.sR: Tho lettor
Brother W. B. Strong. of CauipfiD. Brooklyn. N.
Y., lu yori3ueof Feb. 20, Ha mirstatementof
the attitudo of mmiy comrade of tho Gra4l
Army of tho Republic toward tho Son of Vet
erans. A3 an orgnmntion. In National and.
Department Encampment?, and in many, very
ninny Post., the expressions of good-will hav
Been ireqtient and stneere. What wc most da
sire as an Order is the inauguration of system
atic visttinc upon tho part of veterans to th
Camps in their vicinity.
The presence of a hrttf-dozon comrades of tha
G.A.R. at every meeting of a Camp dnrmj; tha
year will do more real, substantial good tbaa
a hundred resolutions of esteem, etc.. or com
mendatory references in th General Orders of
the Commander-in-Chiof, or the Department
Commanders of the G.A.E. What tho boys
want and appreciate is the moral support of tho
father, not pecuniary aid- aud there is not
to-day in tho Order a brother who has givon
tho subject any consideration, who docs not
feci in his bones tho conviction that tho imme
diate success of tho Order lie3 largely in tha
control of the veterans.
Tho time will como whon tho visits of com.
rades will ba rare events, and we want theU
presenco in our Camp-rooui3 now. In this city
of 00.000 inhabitants there are many veterans
sons whom wo havo failed to draw into onr
Camp; and wo aro cortain that if many of
theo boys know that their fathers desired that:
they join the Order, thoy would havo been Id
Ions ago. With the3o fuct3 in miud, it is small
wonder that tho30 who have tho interest! ol
the Order close to their hearts feel that tin
fathers are losing a grand opportunity to girt
the S0113 of Veterans a great lift toward that
position we should occupy as a Patriotic Soei
ety. We will eot there, bnfc not so soon us wa
' deserve, without this help. Geo. W. Pollitt,
narcermaster-Sergeaut, 8th N. J., Paterson,
Docs Not Agree with Brother Stronr.
Editor Natioxax Tribute: In a recani
Issue of your paper I roada letter from Wilson
B. otrong, of Cnrnp 133, Brooklyn, N. Y. I do
not aaree with tho views of the Brooklyn
brother. In the first place, I do not believe
the failure of so many Camp3 is due to the lack
of interest displayed by members of tho G.A.E.
Let us be ready to do our pat. I think ws
do not attend to our business as promptly aa
t are disbanding. TheOrder'ls ono of the best fa
wo anuuiu. ioac is WU7 so manr Linnn
the United States, having for its nrinciulaa
V-;nui.; ...:- t ..-rt r. -r, W
, -.i .inii, iii.iui.,), xj"j uy" ir HA.-.K. jtk. nvo
I srAN, Sergeant of tho Guara, Canrpl33, Adams
Much hard work by Maj. E. F. E. Burroughs;
Surgeon of the Maine Division, has resulted
in tho organization of a Camp at Alfred, M.
The new Camp promises to become one of tha
most active and prosperous in tho Division, lb
is composed of the brightest and best young;
men iu Alfred, and several of the members ara
iu positions of trust as Town and County offi
cials. This Camp 13 nnique in the fact that ift
is the only one in the Division located in a
town where there i3 noPostof tho Q.A.R. or
W.R.C. There is much talk of forming a
Ladies' Aid Society. The town has voted a
Memorial Day appropriation, which has beea
placed at the disposal of tho Camp. The Di
vision Commander has designated tho Camp
No. 12. and it ha3 chosen the name of Gen. O.
O. Howard. .
At tho 14th annnal Encampment held ni
Rillsboro recently, the following Division offi
cer wero elected : Com., D. Q. Morrow, Hills
boro; S. Y. C, F. W. Hendrix, Springfield;
J. V. C, W. D. Kittinger, Akron. Division
Council, G. G. Bambnch, D. E. Barnott, C. T.
Schuid. Delegate-at-Iar.ae,H. D.Davis; Dele
gates, A. S. Bickham. Harry Mason, E. W. Cable,
A. E. B. Stephens, George H. Irons, F. O. Wil
kinson. The following have been appointed in the
staff of the Division Commander: Chief of
Staff, Criss McConnell, East Liverpool; Chap.,
J. D. Darling, Moscow; Adj't, E. Y. Barrere,
Hillsboro; Q. M., H. V. Soeolman, 1099 Pena
avenue, Columbus; S. M., Walter J. Sears,
Chillicotho; Surg., A. C. Messenger, Xenia;
Special Aids, H. G. Nowbert, Toledo; C. H.
Wutrons, Ashtabnla; Ins., Gu3 C. Spreen,
Lockland; M. O., E.E.Eos3, Cincinnati; J. A
A. W. Jones, Youngstown.
OHIO LADIES' AID.
New OfllceM Hiyo Been Elected, and
Prosperous Year is Predicted.
Tho Ohio Division Ladies' Aid Society of
Sons of Veterans held it3 annual Encamp
ment in conjunction with the Son.3 of Veterans
in tho beautiful littlo city of Hillsboro, O.,
Feb. 18 and 19.
Tho first evening tho W.R.C. and brothers of
Carson Camp tendered an informal reception to
the L.A.S. and visitinc Sons of Votorans at
W.R.C. Hall. Mother Thompson, 78 years old,
delivered an address of welcome, which was
tender and touching. She wa3 followed by
Commandor Groves, of the G.A J?., who accord
ed tho guest3 a hearty welcome. Responses
were made by Division Commander L. Vera
Williams and Miss Lillio Herbst, Division
President of Canton, who spoke charminsly
for tho L.A.S. Elegant refreshments were
served by tho ladies of tho Corps, and an or
chestra enlivened the occasion with splendid
Tuesday both Orders held sessions at their
respective Headquarters. Messages of greeting
wero received by Division President Lillio
Herbst, from Department President of W.R.C.,
Mrs.Salenn F. Springsteen, and National Presi
dent of the L.A.S., Miss Margaret E. Scowey,
Tuesday evening a grand Campfire was tern
dered tho vi3itors and public. The speakers o
tho evening woro prominent in both G.A.R.
and S. of V. organizations. Department Com
mander Charles A. Townsond, of Athens, cama
to meet with tho boys. Past Commander-in-
Chief Wm. E. Bundy, of Cincinnati; Capt,
Walter Sears, Chilicotho's eloquent orator; Col.
E. W. Poe, ex-Auditor of the State, and a
humorist of great merit; Col. A. S. Bickham,
editor of Dayton Journal; Gen. W. H. Eussell,
Commander-in-Chief, of Lacross, Kan., and
tho ever-geninl Capt. David Laning, Superin
tendent of tho Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphans'
Homo of Xenia were tho speakers of tho ovon
ing. Wednesday both organizations closed their
sessions nnd the business of tho annual En
Col. L. Vurn Williams, tho retiring Com
mander, wa3 surprised by tho presentation of a
beautiful jeweled Past Colonel's badgo. CoL
Dau S. Garduor, Surgeon-General, of Ma33ilIon,
made the presentation.
Tho following oflicors wero Installed by Mis
Kato G. Eaynor, National Vice-President:
Pros.,.LilIie B. K. Herbst, Canton ; V. P., Sallio
Caldwell, Cincinnati; Chief of Staff. Iona Von.
Hubon, Springfiold. Council, Josephine Borg
witz. Columbus, Eflio Haynes, Akron, Anna
Fielding, CoIumbU3. Trcasnror, Mame E.
Herbst, Canton; Chap., MaryE. Grace, Cincin
nati; Ins., Minnio Parkor, Columbus; Muster
ing and Installing Ollicar, Mamie Simpson,
Locklatid ; National Delegate, Lillio Herbst,
Canton ; National Alternate, Emma Eeeder,
Daytou; Secretary, Alico S. Fickes, Canton;
Judge-Advocate, Col. Don C. Cablo, Nelson-
Homo Seelsers Excursions.
In order to give everyone an opportunity to
see the Western Country and enablo tho home
seekers to socuro a home in tima to commence
work for tho sonsoti of 189G, tho Chicago,
Milwaukeoifc3t. Paul Railway has arranged to
run a series of four homo soekors' excursions to
various points in the West, Northwest and
Southwest on tho following dates: March 10,
April 7 and 21 and May 5, at tho low rato of
$2, more than ono fare for tho round trip.
Tickers will be good for return on any Tuesday
or Friday wichiu twenty-ono days from date of
sale. For rates, time of traius and further
details apply to auy coupon ticket agent in tha
East or South, or address J. G. Everest, Gen
eral Traveling Pusseuger Agent, 95 Adams
street, Chicago, 111.
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