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THE MTIOML TRIBUNE: WASHINGTOfiJD. C9 THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 1806;
TrjE GRAND ARIJY.
Wliat lis iBcins Done by Hie Veterans
for Uic Good of the Order.
Tho Khodo Inland Comrades Present the
Ntiino of Col. Halloa.
Pbovidkscb, K. I., April 2. 1S9G;
To tlio Dolcgatcsand .Members of the 30th Na-
tiutial Encampment, G.A.U.
Comkauks: Representing llio unanimous
Toiccof the Uciiartinciit of JRhodo Island, wo
-lOg to present ami earnestly uigc for your fa
vorable cou&itloratioii Comrade Daniel It. Hal
lou, of tins city, as a candidate for the ollico of
(omrado Ballou is distinguished for bonor--ablcaud
eilicieut service in t lie G. A. 11., and lor
litis ability and fidelity in civic afluiis.
Da MEL B. B ALLOC.
J TTc enlisted in the 12th R. I. as a private in
-36G2, serving with his repiincnt in tho Ninth
Corps ml or Burnsidc in the Army of the Po
tomac, where his regiment was conspicuously
-en paced in tho buttle of Frcdcrickbuig. in
(-which Comrade Ballon honorably participated,
and subsequently, durinp the campaign of li-63
4n Kentucky, in tho Department of the Ohio,
earning promotion to a Lieutenancy by bis
Services in the Cold.
After his return home from tlio service lie
was commissioned as Colonel of one of the regi
(iionts then organized with a view to probablo
'active service, but which was not called to tho
Col. Ballon was a representative in tho Rhode
island Legislature six ycais; Clerk of the
County Court eight years; a member of tho
City Council four years, during two years of
'winch he was President of the Board of Alder
men. Ho is a lawyer by profession, and one of
tho leading members of the Rhodo island bar,
tteing associated in business with his son-in-ttaw
in the well-known Jinn of Ballou & Tower.
Ho has been and is a prominent and active
3rand Army comrade; has occupied various
Etaff positions, Department and National; has
been a Post Commander, and successively held
ttho ofJicos of Junior and Senior Vice Depart
ment Commander, and of Department Com
mander of Rhode Island, and in each has ex
hibited the energy, interest, and ability in
Grand Army work which illustrate his fitucss
.and capacity for the great ollico of-Commaudcr-in-Chicf.
As Department Commander, Comrade Bailou
succeeded by his earnest efforts in tho estab
lishment of Grand Army Flag Day upon the
anniversary of the birthday of Abraham Lin
coln a day to bo permanently celebrated in
tour public schools by special patriotic services
" and exercises, and recognized in this Stato for
.the first time on Feb. 12. 189G.
Representing tho Department and comrades
of Rhodo Island, we earnestly and cuthusiasti
" cally urge the election of Comrade Ballou to
? the oflice of Coruniauder-in-Chief, knowing
j, that, if honored byyour choice, ho will fill
h that illustrious position and perforin its impor
tant duties with tho samo fidelity, patriotism,
slid ability which have characterized his career
in every duty of life, and in his administration.
of that office will effectively illustrate the fun
damental principles of our Order, Fraternity,
ajs "Clirruy, and Loyalty.
s ' Jfay we not count on your support?
Your?, in F., G, and L.,
WPJinni E. Stone, Department Commander,
Chairman; Elisha il. Rhodes, Past Senior
Ticc Commander-in-Chief; Henry J. Spooncr,
Past Department Commander; Charles C.
Gray, Past Department Commander; George
Edward Allen, National Aid-de-Camn; Goo.
IL Turner, Assistant Inspector-General, Sec
John W Ross Post, Waverly Com., J. M.
Joy; S. Y. C, B. M. Hughes; J. Y. C, Josoph
Ifishback; Adj't. J. F. Wooduianscc; Q. M., F.
II. "Wemple; Chap.. R. P. Droke; 0. D., Email
ocl Yiera: O. G., Charles Jackson; Delegate.
3. 'II. Goldsmith.
P. M. Coder Post, 18. Vinton Com., S. M.
Edivards; S. V. C, F. M. Bramhall: J. V- C,
(F. B, Koaglc; Chap., A. O. Adams; Q. M J. L.
Tiukham; Surg.. M. Meridoth; 0. IX, L. JI.
Slarks; O. G.. N. Eisonhaur; Adj't, Harper
Scott; Q. M. S., Win. Byxbe ; S. M., A. J. Meyers.
Sutherland Post, 371,Wauconia Com., Asahcl
Ives; S. V. C., S. B. Johnson; J. V. C. Miles
-Holton; Adj't, G. C. Krugcr; Chap., N. C. Wal
ters; Surg., O. B. Dodd; Q. M., C. W. Shook;
D. D., Chas. Stowoll ; O. G., A. A. Boylau.
Union Defenders' Day w.ie observed by
Anderson Post, 420. Louisville. In tho evening
,a delightful program was presented at tho
jMctbodiet Church. A large number were
Garfiold Post, 25, Wichita Com., J. M. Min
'ick; S.V.C., Edward Duuiont; Surg., Dr. L.J.
Hones; Q. M Hank Hei6cnnau; 1. G., W. D.
Curtis; Adj'r, H. S. Kramer; S. M J. C. Kirk;
Q. hi. S., Ben Downing.
A new Post was organized at Stanford Feb.
10, under the name of W. J. Laudram Post,
D8, with the following oflicers: Com., George
H.McKinncy; F. V. C, George W. Goodrich;
J. V. C, John T. O'Hair; Surg.. I. F. Peyton;
.Adj't, A. C. Sine; Q. M., J. M. Murphy; Chap.,
.Thomas L. Lafailott; O. D., H. C. Rupcley; O.
,G., Robert Burnett; S. M., John F. Rigney; Q.
31. S., V. H. Johnson.
Gen. William Shakespeaie, of Kalamazoo,
.wlioio arraigument of the Administration at
tho Owomo Eucampmont two years ago for its
unfriendly policy toward war peubionera gave
him National fame in Grand Army circles, will
lie tho nczt Commander of the Michigan De
partment. Ho was elected at the Saginaw Eu
campmont April 1, and on tho second ballot re
ceived a majority of 43 over all others in a total
vole of 587.;
S. V. G. Lucius W. Lyon, Saginaw; J. V. C.,
J. O. BelSair, Grand Rapids; Chap., .7. L. Pres
ton, Lyons; Medical Director, Georgo II.
Granger, Bay City. All of tno newly-elected
officer were installed before the suubion closed
"byl'tst Commander Burst, cf Illinois, and Col.
-XX V. R. Pond. Tho new Commander an
nounced tho appointment of Col. Pond as As
sistant Adjutant-Goneral, aud Representative
jC E. Fttolo, of Kalamazoo, as Assistant Quurter-onastor-Gciioral.
Ho deferred tho making of
his other appointments. AV. E. Hamilton, St.
.Tohue; K. M. Richardson, Caro; James A.
Green, Buy City; U.S. While. Romeo; L. M.
Ward, Benton Harbor, were elected Council of
Administration, The following dolegntes wcro
elected to tho National Encampment at St.
Paul: Samuel Smith, 12. 11. Stuik weather,
Charles W. Lake. Travono Phillips William J.
Just, F. Schneider, Aslicl B. Weston, Robert
Audcrson, W. G. Wilwn, Oscar Palmer, Ren
Barker, Ira Carley, C. L. Brundago, E. S. Pease,
Jotei.h Van Buskirk, O. Tomlinsou, Edgar
Wevkc and J. Henry Stophens.
Gov. Rich and Mr. Rich attended i Camp
fuo at AtboiU-r Hall in tho evening. The
Governor made an address. Judge Kendrick
presided. Washington Gaidnor, Col. Pond, Col.
Jiline, Senator Jones aud ex-Congressman Allen
ulso m:ide addresses. A Campfira at tho Tou
lon ia OjHjra jlouse, on tho West Side, was pre
sided over by Col. C. D. Little. Judge Daboll,
Mrs. Kmtjin Knapp, Col. E. R. 3Icndcrson, Di
vision Commaudor of tho Sons of Veterans, and
llrs. RobbiiiK, of Adrian, mado addresses.
It is always otisloniury at tho annual Encamp
etit for tho Womau'a Relief Corps and tho
Sons of Vctetans to send formal greetings to the
Grand Army men. This was douo just before
tlio nominating speeches for Commander
camo in order. The greetings from tlio Relief
Corps were brought b3 a committee of six ladies.
The greeting .from tho Sous of Veterans was
br,ight by a committee, of which F. C Stilson,
of llattlo Creek, was spokesman. Commander-in-Chief
Walker, of the National Encampment,
and Q. M.-Gcn. Bnrbank camo to tho hall whilo
the Relief Corps committee was on tho slate,
and both mado shoit addresses. Gcu. Walker
was greeted with three cheers.
Jolin Kcnedv Posh, 141, Osakis Com., V.
Harman; S. V. C. B. D. Judkins; J. V. C, M.
Johusou; Adj't, W. If. Crow; Q. M., W. B.
Lyons: Surg., A. O. Berrcy; Clipp.. J.
Bird; O. D., W. H. Stevens; O. ?., C. Ripley;
Q. M. S., A. 0. Chapin ; S. M.. J. II. Rock.
Eiigeuo M. Wilson Post, 1SS. Paynesvillc
Com., Sam P. Roach; S. V. C, Win. P. Hamoti ;
J. V. C, Benj. Franklin Gray; Chap., John
Phipps; Adj'r. John W. Darby ; Q. M.. JolinC.
J. llnddeii; O. D.. Aug. F. Gorkin ; O. G., John
Molts; Surg., Kils Trulson; S. M., Peter
Reuthcr; Q. M. S., Homer Town ; Sentinel,
Win. A. Harris.
Fred Hecker Post, 2D0, Gray Summit Com.,
Ernst Walter; S. V. C. Jacob Heid ; J. V. C,
George Bush; Adj't. Henry Ries; Surg.. Rud.
Mueller; Chap., Rud. Strieker; Q. .M.f Nicholas
Row; 0. D., Richard Ryan; 0. G., John Hoff
man. Cameron Garrett Post, 115. Carl Junction
Com., S. D. Chitwood; S. Y. C, J. A. T-oop; J.
V- Q, W. II. Temple : Q. M., A. Grim ; Adj't. W.
E. Evans; Surg., A.J. Bobb; Chap., John Nil
son ; 0. D., J. II. Huffmiro; O. G., John Waters;
S. M., T. R. May; Q. M. S., Win. Sl.icS.
Gen. Joe Bailey Post. 2(5, Ncada Com., G. P.
Bennett; S. V. C, A. Eppanaur; J. V. C, M.
'J'. Hill; Adj't, Win. Requa; Q. M., James Mon
roe; Chap., V. K. Collins; Surg., G. C. Wilcox ;
O. I).. B. G. Parker; O. G., T. J. Darsa; Senti
nal. Ben. West: S. M., B. W. Tuttle; Q. M. S.,
0. B. Nichols.
G. JC. Warren Post. 113. Gibbon Com.. N.
W, Short; S. V. C. Win. Talbott; J. V. C, T.
J. Fisher; Q. M Win. K. Wight; Chap., John
W. Wiggins; Chap., G. 1). Sturdcvant; Surg.,
S. D. Stern; O. I)., James Holloway ; O. (.. G.
H. Silvernail; Q.M.S., W. B. Soulhucll; S. M.,
A. M. Blue.
Sackett Post, 2S.), Haiglcr Com., John II.
Brown; S. V, C. A. Sample; J. V. C, James !
Gray; Adj't, James K. Sackett; Q. M., Win. A.
Brown; Sur-r., J. D. Stephens; Ciiap., Georgo
IL Althouso: O. I).. J. F. Morcan: O. G.. B.
Plymato; S. M., James Drummond; Q. M. S.,
J. W. Davis.
II. L. Aldrich Post. 3G3, Brusliton Com.,
Georgo W. Dustin; S. V. C, C. H. Totnian ; J.
V. a, E. J. Blood; Adj't. A. B. Allen; Surg.,
J. W. Tryon; Chap., J. O. Allen; Q. M., A. J.
Irish; 0. 1)., L. B. Peck; O. G., .loo Mersha;
S. M., C. H. Totter; Q. M. S., II. II. Clary.
Po;t 271. Fulton Com.. Grnvn TI. Dutton :
, ,. .. -- ,
S. V. C. Geoige Coles; J. V. C, Job Bennett;
Chap., Thomas Coles; Adj't, Anson J. Orshorn;
Q. M., George II. Fassell; Serg't, W. 11. Han
cock; 0. D., Freman C. Moshier; O. G., Geo.
White; S. M.. C. is. Murphy; Q. M. S., A E.
Grosvenor Post, 742. Broad well Com., J. R.
Rath bum; S. V. C. A. J. Norman; J. V. C,
II. II. Wharjf; Cliap., J. 31. Grosvenor; Surg.,
A. J. Clark; O. D., Perry Root ; O. G., Georgo
Ogg; Adj't, J. R. Wickham; S. M., Greenville
Lucas; Q. M., J. A. Ellis; Q. M. S., Aaron Ogr.
Price Post, 50. Wcstcrvillo Com.. Henry T.
Sibel; S. V. C, Simeon Chapman ; J. V. C, A.
B. Kohr; Q. M., T. G. Gantz; Surg.. Dr. L. II.
Ferguson; Chap., Rev. R. B. Bennett; O. D.,
P. A. Conklin; O. G.. H. T. Schrock; Adj'r, C.
E. Sharp; S. M., P. P. Incalls; Q. M. S., J. J.
Lewis; Delegate. H. L. Ferguson.
Scott Post, J 00, Van Wert Com., A. J. Glca
6on ; S. V. C, H. J. Blown; J. V. C, IL W.
Shearer; Adj't, I). S. Johnson; Q. M., T. J.
Dcmoss; Chap., D..J. Hale; O. D.. 11. Stitz; O.
G., J. Murphy ; Surg., V. Cox; S. M.. H. Resell ;
Q. M. S., C. W. Goss; Guard, J. Highstrcct;
Deleuatc, J. I. Cable.
Cantwcll Post, 97, Kenton Com., W. W.
Snodgrass; S. V. C. E. H. Allen; J. V. C, J.
Kanel ; Surg.. C. Hofstetcr; Q. M., J. J. Wood ;
Chap., II. Tudcr; O. D., II. H. Sharp; O. G.,
J. Holton; S. M.. L. J. Demarcst; Q. M. S.,
Harris Pool; Adj't, Wm. Ellis.
Comrade L. J. Demarcst. of Cantwcll Post,
writes: "Wo have on hand about $1,500 in
different funds and property. Wo also own a
lot in Grove Cemetery."
Fred J. Cotton. Past Commander of Anna M.
Ross Post. 94, Philadelphia, has been unani
mously indorsed by his comrades of Post 91 for
the position of Senior Vice Commander of tho
FfiF.D. J. COTTO.V.
Department of Pennsylvania. Comrade Cotton
enlisted as a privato in Co. G. 114th HI.. Aug.
5, lfcG2. and was discharged at Memphis, Tcnn.,
May 25, 18Ci. Later he served on detached
service in dispensary at Gagon Hospital, Mem
phis, Tcnn. He joined tho Grand Army in
1878, served as Ollicer of the Day, 1879; Junior
Vice Commander, 1884; Senior Vico Com
mander, 18S5; Commander. 1SSG; sinco which
time ho has filled tho oflico of Chaplain for
seven years; Aid-de-Camp on tho staff of Commander-in-Chief
twice; Aid-de-Camp on the
staff of the Department Commander, Assistant
Inspector at-large, and Assistant Inspector.
Erastus Buck Post, 73, Island Pond Com.,
M. Rcnell; S. V. C L. F. Currier: J. V. G.
C. Drown; Q. AT., A. H. Hall; Adj't. E. F.
Johnson; Surg., Ed Davis; Chap., G. W. Cur-
jiur; v. u.. n. n. rarmcr; v. u., b. M. Har
mon; Q. M. S., Wm. M. Currier; S. M., D. C.
VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA.
Geo. II. Thomas Post. 45, Petersburg Com.,
J. H. Long; S.V. C, P. H. Graub; J. V. C. G.
Rocfger; Q. M., Dan Rahily; Surg., F. Iiird
Bcll; Chap.,T. P. Shucrb; O. D., A. M. Warri
ncr; O. G., W. II. Orr; S. M., L. Youugblood ;
Q. hi. S., 11. W. Weiss ; Delegate, A. W. Burgess.
John A. Logan Post, 26, Hampton Com.,
Joseph Glenn; S. V. C, James L.. Purdy; J. V.
C, James Collins; Chap., William McMillan;
Surg., Daniel French; O. D., E. D. IJayncs;
Q. M., W. F. Larrabeo; Adj't, 11. C. Raymond ;
Q. M.S., Henry Mead; Delegates, A. A. Hagcr,
Gen. W. JV Sherman Post 44, Hampton
Com., Geo. Wilson ; S. V. C, Henry Stannard;
J. V. C, Geo. W. Lamcrson ; Surg., Milo Hin
tou; Chap., James II. Booth; 0. G John
Christian; Adj't, Samuel Clinton; Q. M., Wm.
Crawford; Delegate, John W. Lamcrson.
Atkinson Post, 267, Thnrman Com., J. At
kinson ; S. V. a, Geo. Reid; J. V. G, C.Strong;
A. D. Hamilton Post. 50, Milton Com., S. L.
Maxbou; S. V. C, S. Koms; J. V. C, M. Hol
brook; Surg., B. JI. Stillman; Chap., A. R.
Crandall; Q. M., W. P. Clarke; Adj'r, Alf 1).
Burdick; O. D.,J. li Davidson; O. G., W.lf.
Wilbur; S. M., C. N. Green; Q. M. S., A. S.
Druiikciini-NS Is ;i Disease.
Will scud free Book of 1'articulars. "How to
Cure "' Drunkenness or t lie Liquor Hublt" with or
without tlio knowledge of the patient. Address
Dr. J. W. JI nines, 1S7 Race St., Ciuciuuati, Ohio.
AOjr, urn. mvis; y. n., a. 1'erry; Chap., J.
Davis; O. I)., S. S. Gilford; O. G., L. Reeves;
Surg., J. Whitney : S. M., M. Cook ; Q. M. S.. II.
THE RELIEF CORPS,
Gleanings from National Headqiiar
ters Notes from DenardneiKs.
FOUKTKKNTII XATIONAT. CONVKXTION.
Growth or tlio Woman's Holier Corps slnco
Their Second Annual Meeting, Ileltl in
Miuncsotn. Twelve Years ago A Phenom
enal Record or Woman's Patriotic Zeal
ami llMsitmss Knterprisc Arrangctncnts
for the Meeting; in St. Paul.
TWELVE YKAKSOF rnOGHnS.
Twclvo years ago, coming July 24, the Wom
an's Relief Corps, Auxiliary to the Grand
Army of tho Ropublic, held its second annual
Convention in tho City of Minneapolis This
Convention marked the closo of an eventful
3'car, as then and there was proven the fact that
women could work together harmoniously and
with order and system, in great National bodies.
A year before, at Denver, tho Woman's Relief
Corps had been formed as a Notional associa
tion, with about 40 charter members, and tho
Union Board, embracing Relief Corps organiza
tions in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, as
a nucleus and model, behind it.
National President Lizabeth A. Turner was
the Treasurer, and came forward with an array
of facts and figures to show how, between Sept.
5, 1SS3, and July 10, 1SS1, 155 Corps had L'CCil
instituted in 24 Slate?, with Departments in
13 States, on a capital of faith, banked by hope
and increased by charily.
Departments reported for tho year 1S33, '84,
15 in all, as follows, Massachusetts and Now
Hampshire coming in with tho Union Board:
Kansas, Feb. G.15S4; New York, Feb. 7; Illi
nois, Jan. SO; Ohio, Jan. 30; Connecticut, April
1 ; Michigan, April 2; Nebraska, April 2; Maine,
June 17; Pennsylvania, June IS; Wisconsin,
June 26; Colorado, June 2G; Iowa, JulyS: In
diana, July 8.
Detached Corps wcro reported from Califor
nia, Dakota, New Jersey. Nevada, Minnesota.
Oregon, Missouri, Vermont,Viigiuia, and Wash
ington. Commenting upon tho achievements of tho
year, National President F. Florence liarkcr,
in her annual address, said: "Our compass,
pointing to work, faith, and love the trinity of
the Woman's Relief Corps which has wrought
this measure, full of the heart-work of woman,
commends itself to your favorable considera
tion." Not receipts reported by tho National Treas
urer, beginning with $45 membership fees at
Denver, $4,231.35; expenditures, $1,12(5.11;
cash on hand, $105.24 ; total assets, l,;52.'.Xi;
liabilities $135.96; balance to now account,
So much for an account based on faith, banked
by hope and increased by charity. Of course
the National Treasurer did not stato that for
many mouths tho business of tho W.R.C. was
transacted on her own personal credit; but for
this the reward will come later, is coming, has
National Secretary Sarah E. Fuller reported
expenditures for relief for tho fust and second
quarter of 1834 as $:,374.70 ; so it will bo seen
how early tho W.R.C. began to settle down to
business. Of this upward of one-half camo
from Massachusetts, organized Feb. 12, 1S79,
and reporting 41 Corps and 2,202 members, or
about one-third of the total estimate.
Second National Convention was prolific in
large plans for tho future of the W.R.C, nnd it
was there that measures were set on foot to
providu a relief fund, National and Depart
ment, and to have the W.R.C. memorialize
Congress "not only to fittingly piovide for tho
widows and orphans of soldiers, but to grant
an houorablo pension to every woman who
gave her best services, her dearest hopes, for
tho salvation of her country and tho rare cf
the men who fought their country's battles."
So much for the results of ono year of the
W.R.C. a year whose results wcro commended
by Commander-in-Chief Robert S. Beath in his
address before the Grain Army Encampment.
And now, what shall tho harvest be when again
the National gathering of the W.R.C. is held in
tho beautiful State of Minnesota. Let the re
ports of 1S91-95 furnish a basis for 1S95-'9G.
Tho oilicial report submitted by National
President Emma R. Wallace to 29th National
Encampment, G.A.R., based on returns from 37
Departments, with detached Corps in 11 States
and Territories, gave the number of members
in the Relief Corps in good standing as 140.305;
expenditures for relief. Memorial Day, Army
Nurses, National Relief Corps Homo and like
purposes, $188,320.94; total relief since organi
zation, in 1S83, $1,201,890.19.
Number of persons assisted in 1E0I'95, 30,
853; balance, in Corps relief fund, $G!).:i 10.35;
balance in general fund, $133,029.91. Total as
sets in hands of National Treasurer, $11,811.01;
At the samo ratio of incrcaso the oflicers of
14th National Convention will report to 30th
National Encampment an aggregate of 145,000
members, with expenditures of $200,000 for re
lief, making a grand total for relief raised and
expended in 13 years of upwards of a million
aud a half.
And then think of tho Homes founded and
supported by legislative aid, of monuments
built, halls furnished, and patriotic teaching
introduced into the schools, upon which no
monetary value can be fixed, and somo idea
may be evolved concerning the tremendous
success of the W.R.C. and of its value as auxil
iary to the G.A.R.
NATIONAL CONVKNTION NOTE.".
Headquarters of tho Grand Army and the
W.R.C. have been established at tho Ryan,
where, on Monday afternoon. Commander-in-Chief
Walker and staff will give a reception to
fcotdiers and citicus.
Tuesday afternoon the ladies of St. Paul will
give the representatives of the W.K.C. and other
patriotic associations of women a drive through
the city, and in the evening all unite in a re
ception at tho Ryan.
On Wednesday tho Grand Army will parade,
and on Thursday morning Encampment opens,
though it is hoped Convention may hold an
JU.MOK ItEMEF COP.P?.
The organization of Junior Corp, 1, Broken
Bow, Neb., has Icon mentioned in Tjij? Na
tional Tkxm'.vk, also the fact that the patri
otic littlo girls constituting its membership
wcro piecing a quilt for tho Nebraska Soldiers'
But tho best of all has not boon mentioned.
and that is the fact that theso little patriots
have put themselves uudcr tlio direct patron
ago of tho National officers of Grand Army and
R'Cf Corji3 aud baro been cordially welcomed
The officers of Junior Corps aro: Pres.. Zinn
Grant; S. V. P., Nettie Rogers; J.V.P., Vernio
Blair; Chap., Rosa Blair; Trcas., Fern Wheeler;
Sec, Zeda Grant; Guard, Louie Painter; Con.
Mary Smith; A. C, Miuta Painter; I. O., Net
Eligibility is based on personal loyally, llic
samo as in tho mother W.R.C.; and as tho Na
tional President of tlio W.R.C.. Lizabeth A.
Turner, is " only a loyal woman," the letter
written by tho Secretary of Junior Corps must
bo specially gratifying. Tho Secretary says, in
thccnuiso of her letter:
" Now, I know you will wonder who wo aro.
Some of our members do not have any friends
in tho Grand Army or Relief Corps, but tlioy
arc learning fast to lovo aud honor tho old sol
dier as much as do we who havo been all our
lives taught that this country is freo becauso
our friends and relatives fought to mako it so.
"My sister Zinti and I aro descendants of a
wbolo line of soldiers, for our own grandfather,
grandmother and four uncles were in tho war
of tho rebellion, and in every war from that
back to the Revolution. My grcat-graudfathcr
was an ollicer in tho Revolution, and my
mamma often says she is more proud of tho
war record of her family than anything else.
But we are all proud that mother was an Army
" Our family aro all honorary members of tho
Central Nebraska Veterans' Association. Wo
speak every year at tho Annual Encampments
aud have spoken at Department Reunions;
but of otmrse, as I am only 12 and my sister 10,
we do not write our own pieces.
" Wo of Junior Corps wish it might bo pos
sible to start cliildrcns' Corps all over tho
United States; becauso if tho children aro
taught to lovo and honor our Hag, our country
ami its,dofcnders, then, if tho timo should ever
como when tho country-necded defending
agaiu, they could say : ' Wo helped to teach
patriotism, to havo Grand Army Day in our
schools, aud in every way wo could.'"
PATniOTIC TEACHING jlN MINNEAPOLIS.
Mary A. Silloway writes that Minneapolis
has three High Schools the Central, the North
Side, and the South Side.
Some years ago a wealthy citizen Mr. Gall
deposited $1,000, tlio interest to be given oil
each commencement day to tho student who
prepares and delivers tlio best oration upon
a subject selected by tho Board of Education.
Appomattox Corps, 33, of tho South Side,
feeling that tho prize-money was a stimulant
to study and oratory, havo been raising a simi
lar fund to bo known by their name. Fifty
dollars has been raised for tho coming contest.
Of 20 entering the lists two havo been se
lected, Harry Cohen and Edward Gratz, and
both havo expressed their gratitude to Appo
mattox Corps for tho privilege of competition.
A GOOD KKrOIJT.
Josephine A.Checscman, Grceloy, reports that
a Corps will soon be instituted at Alamosa,
Cash expended for relief from April 1, 1S95,
to Dec. 31. 1895, $1,156.53; relief other than
money, $1,150.20. There aro now 42 Corps in
tho Department, with 1,100 mouthers.
ILLINOIS ItEMEF CO It PS HOME.
Tho Illinois Soldiers' Widows' Homo at Wil
mington, an enterprise projected and carried
to completion by tho Woman's Relief Corps,
was formally opened March 11.
This Home, situated on tho Kankakee River,
Will County, was purchased December, 1595,
for $5,000, ami consists of 17 acres of land and a
two-story brick house with IS room?. Tho
purchase prico was from a $20,000 appropriation
mado at tho last session of the Illinois Legisla
ture to open and support tho Home.
Tho furnishings were done by tho various
Corps of Illinois with all tho modern comforts,
not forcottinc pictures and other appointments I
of a well-ordered household. Nevius Corps, 1,
Iioekfnrd. lias furnished ono of the p. triors
beautifully and Farragut Corps another.
Twenty-oight applications wero on file when
the Homo was opened, and tho number is in
crcasine. The five years of labor and anxiety
given by tho Illinois W.R.C to this noblo en
terprise li.n not been in vain, and Department
President Flo Jamison Miller, whoso untiring
efforts pushed the enterprise to completion, do
Serves all tho praise she is receiving.
Department Commauilor Powell and Gov.
Altgcld wero detained from tho opening, but
both sent greetings. Among the speakers of
tho occasion wore Past National President
Emma IJ. Wallace, Department Chaplain Ayl
iug, Senator Mnnroe, who championed the hill
in tho Legislature; Representatives Hiilleck
and Stcen and Capt. Stewart. President of tho
Board of Trustees, of whieh Flora Jamison
Miller is Secretary.
DEPARTMENT 07 CALIFORNIA.
Margaret E. Boll. Correspondent, reports as
follows: E. 0. 0. Ord Corps, Lbs Gatos, (Jul., gavo
asocial to Ord Post aud the .Sms and Daughters
of Veterans, which was largely attended; re
freshments delicious ami program fine.
Gordon Granger Corps'Orauge, gavo a " Lady
Washington Tea," several wearing caps and
kerchiefs. Mrs. Bibber as "Lady Washington
wordier mother's white,silk wedding gown.
Tho Relief Corps Homo' ht Evorgrceu has
19 in ma tc". Emht of these aro children, tho
youngest being but three years old.
DEPARTMKNT IH'JJBW YOI!IC.
Helen 1. Paikerv Correspondent, reports a
wave of sociability and moncy-miiking in tho
Department of New York. Something new in
G.A.R. and W.R.C. circles H a prayer-meeting
held every Sunday alteruoou by WatrousPost
and Corps of Bingham.
Tho Relief Corps of Fulton realized $30 from
meals served at tho town elections. Chismoro
Corpp, Uion, have picseutcd flags to all public
schools of the village; money raised by enter
tainments. Ono hundred and fifty gnosis attended tho
birthday anniversary of Mansfield Corps, 5,
Brooklyn. Program musical aud literary.
Alexander Hamilton Corp?, New York City,
are holding a sci irs of receptions at their rooms.
Dime novelty cntertaimctits arc in vogue nt
Saratoga Springs, one of them netting $34.
DEPARTMENT OV RHODE I8LAND.
Past Department President Emily F. Fish,
reporting for Rhudu Island, says that tho ad
ministration of Department President Julia P.
Nason ii vigoroush" carried forward, and it is
expected the present year will bo tho most
prosperous m its history.
A movement is on foot to print the records
of tho Department from the timo of its organi
zation to the present date, provided tho neces
sary funds can be secured. An entertainment
will bo held April 3 at Providence, all Corps
uniting, in aid of tho ftiud.
Chatlcs E. Gild Corp, 21, held its fir3t anni
versary March 20, tho Post and S. of V. present
as guests. Past President Fish read an original
poem appropriate to I he occasion.
Tower Corps, i, realized a nice littlo sum from
an old-fashioned candy-pull and popcorn part.
Siuciiin Corp?, G, had a well-patronized baked
Lean supper, followed by an entertainment.
The Wakefield Concert Company gave a
musical entertainment at Warren for the bene
fit of R. F. Toban Corps, 20. T
Emily J. Drown, Chairman of tho Depart
ment Committee on Patriotic Teaching, is rep
resented as most enthusiastic in her work, and
under hor supervision good results may be ex
pected. riKPAP.TMF.NT OF MAINE.
Inzctta Small, Department Correspondent,
writes that the now administration has settled
down to work with every prospectof a success
ful year. Department President Bello J. Pal
mer is well equipped for the office, and many
congratulations following her clecliou indi
cates tho confidence in which fclio is held. She
brings to Mor pJJic; health, strength, experience,
Ezra M. Billings Post and Corps, of which
the Department President, Secretary, and
Treasurer are members, held a joint reception
in honor of their election.
Tho Department President was invited to
meet tho Waldo County Vctojans' Association.
The invitation was accepted, and after a pleas
ant fraternal meeting she went to Augusta to
meet tho Home Board.
From there, accompanied by Department
Counselor M. Aiitoinctto,Miiiotto, sho visited a
niimbor of the coast towus.,o Maine in the in
terest of tho W. B.C. ,' ,,
Mrs. Millotto has recovered from a recent ill
ness, and will be a niainstay'of tho Department
President throughout tho year.
Corps 1, of Bangor, visitoduhc Corps at Her
mon, aud had n most enjoyable day. Corps 1
has had two courses of assemblies at tho homes
of members of tho Post' and Corps; proceeds
applied to the purehaso of n Corps banner.
Custer Corps, Lewistou, snrprisod tho Post,
and presented tlicm two beautiful oak oilicu
chairs, after which refreshments wore served.
Department Correspond bht Mary A. Keoler
writes that the arraiigcldms are most com-
pleto for the Dcpartinotit'Copvonlion, which
lias jtifat been concluded at Saginaw.
Open meetings between Post and Corps wero
very frequent throughout the Winter. Tho
Post aud Corps at Boyue Falls report meetings
once a mouth. '
At tho last meeting Robinson Corpi pro-"
seated the Post with a new flag. Tho Post re
turned tho compliment a littlo later by pre
senting tho Corps with somo tables, with a
feast all laid, which was a great surpiise.
C. F. Smith Corps, of Escanaba, way up in tho
upper Peninsula, as roportod byAlicoM. Walters,
Corrcpondont, has entered upon its sixth year
of successful work. Smith Corps belongs to
the Eleventh District, which also includes tho
Corps of Menominee, Manistique, Iron Mount
ain, and Crystal Falls.
Very encouraging reports wero mado by tho
Corps at tho district wcotiug held at Escanaba.
C F. Smith Corps lias earner! and expended
more than $2,000 in relief, with $250 more on
hand. Tho Corps presented tho Tost with a
flag and tho sum of $50 towards paying for the
iron fence around tlio soldiers' plot, nnd havo
turned over smaller sums to tho Post.
Smith Corps holds an nnnnal pnrty, followed
by numerous entertainments throughout tho
year, to keep up its fund3.
Secretary Auuio Crawford, Dick Richardson
Corps, Pontiac, reports a dozen earnest womon
out of abont30 who havo been keeping tho fires
burning brightly against great odds. Last year
a social was held once a month.
They gavo n Midwinter Campfiro and ban
quet, with Department Commander Daboll and
Department President Kuapp present by invi
tation, which was a grand patriotic outpour
ing; 21 baskets wero sent to tho needy.
DEPARTMENT OF COLORADO AND WYOMING.
Willi a patriot's touch sweep tho strings of tho
In unison join, with which lo inspire
The children mid yciulli to remember with prido
The leaders of men who roo with the tide
Of lax nnd rebellion, our Nation lo mire
The Father of Freedom, the Friend of the Slave
The past month much incense was offered at
the shriiio of America's patron saint. Patriot
ism has been in tho air; school children havo
raced homo singing tunes that sounded in tho
cars of veterans liko music of other days.
At Cheyenne, Wyo., tho high school boys
held a Colonial Cotigres?, which gavo evidence
of much study and interest.
Posts and Corps throughout tho Department
vied with each other in observing thodualogy
of memory in honor of tho two bravo men who
first saw the light in this month of Winter, I
leaning on the shoulder of Spring; again re
newing the doctrino of Fraternity by pleasant
rord? and kindly grcotiugs.
Patriotic sermons, accompanied by patriotic
music, were universal on tho Sabbath follow
ing tho natal da of :ho chieftain. Somo of the
subjects were: Americanism ; God in American
History; The Christian Soldier; America and
Her Duty. Thus does tho good work advance.
Thcrcso A. Jenkins, of Ch'-yetine, has been
appointed Chairman of tho Department Com
mittee on Patriotic Teaching.
Past Secretary Hester Hartzcll. of Farragnt
Corp?, Denver, appreciates the gold recognition
pill presented her on joint-installation evening
by Gen. Kennedy, on behalf of the Corp?.
Joint installations were never ?.o numerous
and interesting as they wcro tliM year.
Josephine A. Chcesemaii, Department Corre
spondent. PENNAMITE WORKERS.
Mrs. Juliet Ilalstcad. charter member of
Corps 40, Lock Haven. Pa., who lost her sou,
the last relative in the world, in the war, was
given a pleasant surprise by her associates on
her 75th birthday, when she was presented with
a sum of money in token of the love aud appre
ciation oi tier co-worker-'.
Our correspondent. S. E. Quiggle, writc3 that
she frequently reads from The National
Tp.ihuni: at Corps meeting?, and that the good
things in it from many sources inspire all to
Corps 40 has just given a musical and literary
entertainment, benefit relief. Success attend
them in their noblo efforts.
DEPARTMENT OF TEXAS'.
Louisa Cliiskc-, Department Press Corre
spondent, reports great activity in George B.
MeClellan Corps. 1G, Houston, tho youngest
Corp3 in the Department.
This Corps was instil tiled July last, and has
prospered beyond all expectation. Somo
months sinco they presented tho Post a flag,
ex-Con fed crates being preseut at the Campfiro
During Carnival week the Corp3 served
meals, realizing handsomely for relief, of
which they havo done considerable tho past
Tho first President, Maggie Rust, was re
elected and has proved herself an cflieient
oflicor. Tho Corp3 is holding a scries of pleas
ant socials from house to house.
Department Inspector E. .7. Rust, G.A.R.,
presented tjio Corps with a beautiful ro3tcr, de
signed and printed by himself.
ANOTHER OHIO CANDIDATE.
Forsyth Corps Toledo, have passed a resolu
tion pledging support to Department J. and J.
Ollicer Emma F. Crcssinger, Corps 33, Ashland,
for Department President, she having become
ac.T -idato through the solicitations of many
friui...-. Tho resolution is signed by President
Kato G. Raynor; Past Presidents S. Alice Rich
ardson. .Alary A. Hills, Elizabeth Mansfield Irv
ing, and Deborah Harnj. the latter transferred
from Corps 71; also by Hattio M. Bennett and
Clara M. Skinner, delegates. Tho resolution
J.'aiolral, Tint we, feeling confidence In her in
lenrliy of purpose mid ability to discharge all du
ne ulr.eli may involve upon- Iicr in Uic future
with the sumo ellleiency which hat characterized
her work in tlio pust. do heartily r-ccond Uie in
dorsement of hor iioiiiiiiutioii by Memorial Corpt.
of Cleveland, and of other Corp.t in ibe State, and
pii-d-e lu her our earliest, tmpport aud eo-opcra-tloii.
DKPART.irF.NT OF OREGON.
Department Correspondent Sarah E. Miller,
Portland, reports rejoicing in Oregon W.K.C.
circles over tho institution of a Corps at Hills
boro with a charter membership of 75. Depart
ment President Mary S. Myers, officiating.
Fifty wcro obligated at tho first mcoting, and
tho patriotism of tho women of the place was
so stirred by the ovening Campfiro which fol
lowed that 25 applications wore at oncesont in.
In tho afternoon tho Department President
auurcsscii an open meetnig of women, explain
ing the aims and objects of tho Woman's Relief
Corps, ami her words wore so patriotic and in
spiring that almost cveryono present was obli
gated when the secret session was called.
Department Commander Allen and A. A. G.
Morse wero present at tho Campfiro, from
Portlaud, where tho installation of olliccre
took place; Mrs. Welch, President. Supper
was served, tho band played, the children
sang, and all in all it was a red-letter day for
Hillsboro. Oregon is proud of her now Corps.
The seventh annual Convention, Department
of Texas, will ho held nt Dallas, April 21,22
and 23. Dallas friendd will entertain all dele
gates. Department President Conger has mado
a vigorous administration and pushed the
cause of patriotic teaching with marked effect.
Department President Sophia E. Dodge, of
Now Hampshire, makes n call on behalf of tho
National Veterans' Association for tho improve
ment of Headquartors buiidiug at Summer
Reunion grounds at Weirs.
Department President Annio P. Cleary, of
Now York, calls tho New York Convention for
May 19 at Utica. Her administration has
been full of faith and good works, and every
thing points to her unanimous re-election.
Kitching Corp". Yonkcrs; Hamilton Corps,
Brooklyn ; Carroll Corps, Tort Jorvis, and Cy
rus Adams Corps, Frowsburg. have been added
to thuNewYork roster since lastGcuoral Orders.
Department Treasurer Elizabeth B. Smith,
of New York, who announces thatshe will not
bo a candidate for re-election, has been push
ing tho work of tho Committco on Patriotism,
of which sho is Chairman, with hor accustomed
Abraham Lincoln "War YV-tcrana.
Tho Association of Abraham Lincoln War
Veterans of Kings Co., N. Y.. with Headquar
ters comer Tompkins Ave. and Park St., Brook
lyn, now has over 500 members. The meetings
aro well attended, nnd much interest is shown.
Tho Service Peusiou bill has been indorsed by
VltKi: TO I.WAMII THAMES.
A Indy who stiffen-d for years with uterine troubles,
tlUpIucenieiit.t. lneorrIma and other Irregularities,
Dually found a safe and .simple li'jtuu treatment that
completely cured her without the aid or medical at
tumlaiiire. Sho wilt .s?ml It free wltli full instructions
how to use It, to any suffering woman sending name
aud address to Mrs. L. Hudnut, South iieud, lud.
National Orders Division News and
Election of Oflicers.
Memorial Day Orders Largo Gain In Mem
IlEADQtJA TITERS COMSIANDKRY-IN-ClIIEP.
Sons of Veterans, U. S. A.,
11UUJ13 , ilini .lAlll'AAI. iir il.lV., I
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LaCro.se, Kan., April, 1590. J
General Ordors. No. 2. )
Series of 1S9C.
Once more the unceasing flight of timo brings
to us that sad, solemn, and sweetly, tendorly
mournful anniversary held sacred to tho mom
cry of the Nation's dead Memorial Day. From
tho voiceless past come tho shadows of irnm
bcrlcss known and unknown heroes who gavo
their all of life to perpetuate human liberty and
to proservo tho Union. They picture the dark
days of tho rebellion, when cannon roared and
musketry rattled, dealing out death and destruc
tion everywhere; and little mounds of earth
were heaped over fallen heroes, iu irregular
rows, all over tho Southland.
Of tho veterans who returned homo ono
after another, answering tho call of time, has
dropped from the ranks, so that now, asido
from tho thousands who Ho in their dreamless
sleep in tho great National cemeteries, every
gravoyard, every secluded burial ground in tho
North is hallowed by the presence of the green
tents of sleeping heroes.
Loving thoughts of IhcoO known and un
known dead suggested tho beautiful custom of
decorating their graves with tho choicest
flower3 of Spring, thti3 avowing grateful re
membranco and proclaiming to tho children and
unto the generations forever that tho deeds of
these men who died for God ami country shall
bo remembered as long as courage i3 rated
as a virtue and liberty is loved as a priceless
There will bo more soldiers' graves to deco
rato this Memorial Day than ever before tho
old guard dwindles. May "tho mystic chords
of memory, reaching from the heroic dead to
tho patriotic living, sound tho music that shall
call us ono and all to our duty to the memory
of him who fought for tho right, and in fight
ing triumphed, and in the triumph died.
On this occasion let us take a new draught of
courage that will aid us in tho future in tho
performance of our duty as the sons of thoso
whose memory wo honor on this .Memorial
Day. Let us consecrate ourselves anew to the
work that lies before 113. Iu tho ministrations
of a loving memory to the dead, may we not
forget the living.
Every Camp should be fonnd in tho line of
duty, and every member of tho Order should
do his part to make the observance of this Me
morial Day more general than ever before, and
let it be iu tho right way. No Son of a Vet
eran should bo found desecrating the day, dis
honoring his father or his father's memory, and
disgracing himself by engaging in tho amuse
ments of ball-playing, horse-racing, dancing,
etc., so common iu many localities. Mako it a
day of tender, loving service, of grateful re
membrance, and of patriotic inspiration. Mako
it what it should be the most sacred of all the
days consecrated to the American soldier.
Past Captain A. G. Alrich, Lawrence, Kan.,
is hereby appointed a3 a member of the Ritual
Committco appointed by General Order 7, Se
ries of 1895, vieo Adj't-Gcn. Boriu. resigned.
The Committco on Transportation for tho
loth annual meeting of tho Commandery-in-Chiof
i3 hereby appointed, and is constituted as
follows: R. Loolenstein. Chairman, Chicago,
III.; Gen. A. V. Jones, Youngstown, O.; Geo.
W. Knowlton, Boston, Mass.; John V. B. Clark
son, New York City; Louis E. Schroder, San
Division Commanders havo been elected and
installed as follows: Connecticut, Geo. E. Cox,
IS State street, Hartford; Maryland, Frank O.
Peterson, 122(5 Hoilius street, Baltimore; 3I:i3
snehusetts, Harry D. Sisson, Pittsficld ; Mis
souri. Manly Wren, Bethany; Nebraska, Geo.
F. Wolz, Fremont; Now Jorsoy, James B. Ad
ams, Atlantic City; Ohio, D. Q. 3Iorrow, Hills
boro; Rhode Island, Herbert S.Thompson, Box
Division Encampments will bo hold a3 fol
lows : California, Sata Cruz, April 20,21,22;
Colorado, Denver, April 22, 23. 21; Indiana,
Frankfort, July 1, 2, 3 ; Kansas, Bcloir, April 21,
22,23; New Hampshire, Concord, April 15, 1G;
Pennsylvania, Gettysburg. June3, 4.5; Michi
gan, Holland, Juno 23, 21,25,20; New York,
Plattsburg, June 23. 21, 25.
On recommendation of tho Division Com
manders, the charters of tho following Camps
are hereby annulled aud declared forfeited:
Ellswoith Camp, 2. Maryland ; Davjd Cole
Camp, 18. South Dakota; Wm. H. Mallory
Camp, 11, Connecticut.
By reference to tho consolidated report of
tho Adjutant-General, accompanying this
Order, it will bo noted that the net gain in the
organization for the quarter ending Dec. 31,
1895. isS19 members. Th'sevidenccof growth
is most gratifying, as it shows an awakening in
patriotism and zeal, and a renewal of the spirit
of loyalty, that notonly strengthens tho Order
hut also broadcn3auil deepens and contents the
living wall of defenders of tho Union. Tho
accession during tho current quarter, as evi
denced by applications mado to tho Command
cry Headquarters, will show another largo in
crcaso iu membership for die first quarter of
1S90. Whilo no effort should bo spared to
gain new members, tho weak: ('amps in tho
various Divisions should be earnestly-aided
and encouraged. 'Those members who havo
grown indifferent should bo again warmed
by kindling once mora within tlicm tho fires
of liberty and loyalty. A member or a Camp
held is equal to oito gained. By earnest,
zealous work lot each Son of a Veteran show
forth his deep devotion to his country aud his
flag; faithfully, loyally, lovingly, dauntlessly
standing by the Order and the grand principles
By command of W. IT. Rcssell, Commander-in-Chief.
Official: C. Borin, Adjutant-General.
Adjntant'GeneraVs Consolidated Heportfor Quar
ter Ending Dec. 31, 1SU5.
. I j Gain. Loss. SJ-ii .food
5- irr standing.
- c s2 .
e! : !
S 2 -S
Division. q 5
- -" S
r-C S-3 m J o j a
S n 3 15 - "- C V
1 , !
Ala.&Toun t" 230I 1 '", 10 11 231
California.. C 2Cli 5 85 3 37 8 309
Colorado.. 8 1ST 1 6'J1 2d 9 23
Conn 28 7ii 1 58 4 87 25 719
Gulf .......... II 00 ....., ...... 11 300
Illinois 02 lt2II IC W-7 4 129 74 lr59
Indiana 80 1W5I Si '256 3 3J0 82 1767
Iowa 02 1251 fli 15.1 13 1SS W 122C
Kansas 81 1S-J3 11 207 7 235 ISO!
Kentucky.. 12 313 Jl ,23 1! 1X 12 31('
Maine 12 1221 0 101 1 1CS 40 1211
Maryland., i!-' -170 6 121 ,' 28 570
Mtw 1 U 10 "io'-i 1 278 1I3 -U7I
Michigan.. 42 7G2 ... 50 03 .121 759
Minnesota. -13 D'J l 120! f. 121) 39 992
Missouri... 13! 1018 17 330 3 95 G7 1259
Nebraska.. 50 2C7 8, 109 i 117 -10! SS9
NMI 191 G56 1 2G 5S lot 62 1
NewJers'y IW! 813 3 IU -JI 190 29 7G7
New York- 119! 8070 lo! 401 9 i;i5 l2o 3090
Ohio 120 2S71 9' 2U0 3 225 132 293G
Orej-on 8 IIS 2 31 2 S'2 8 117
Ia 150 5212 -1 101 f 332 15.'i 5311
K. 1 15 402t 2 71 2 G7 15 109
S. Dakota.. 9 117 5 85 38 12 191
Vermont.. 12 921 2 01 1 Co 43 9.0
WasbiiiK'n 25 5S3 5 107 1 S2 29 COS
W.Virj-inin IS 302 12 2 50 16 32t
Wisconsin- 27 COl S 172 2 VC 33 CSO
Totals 13271 33753 U3'l530! S2,'37H 13SS, 31572
BUILDING UP THE ORDER.
An Interesting Letter from n Pennsylvania
Editor, National Triihj.ve: I was deeply
interested in tho letter from lirothor Strong,
which appoared in tho issue of Feb. 20. Whilo
1 do not aj-reo with him that tho futuro pros
perity of tho Sons of Veterans doponds wholly
upon tho influence of tho Grand Army of the
Kupublic, their help would be of much impor
tance. Wo arc no longer boys of tender ago; some of
us aro older than our fathers when they entered
the service of tho Union. It is an injustice to
the Grand Army to say that its mombors wilt
not support tho Sons of Veterans in their noblo
undertaking; bat wo must show to them that
our Order is to pcrpetuato tho noblo principloa
for which they fought, and to keep green tho
memory of tho Nation's gallant dead.'
1 predict that tho Sons of Votcrarw will bo In
the n oft r future ono of thu most prosperous Or
ders in the laud. Wo havo a better foundation
to build upon than any other society except
tho Grand Army.
EveryCimpth.it Is locatod near a Post should
endeavor to get tho comrades interested in its
work, and have thera nttoud its moetings.
Havo a Campfiro or a bean-bako onco In a
while, and invito tho old veterans and their
families to attend. Mako the affair interesting
for tho comrades by allowing them to take an
activa part in all tlio proceedings of tho even
ing. Appoint committees to wait upon tho
Post3 and offer tho sorvices of tho Camp at
funerals and on other occasions. Lf.ybttb
Mathf.w:--, Past Captain of O. C. Smith Camp,
291, Division of Pounsylvania. Jermyn, Pa.
LADIES' AID SOCIETY.
Jn teres tins: tetter from tho National YTcc
I'residcnt. Editor. National Triru.vb: Wo aro so
often asked who aro eligiblo to our Order, and
what do wo do? Aro wo a sort of a social
auxiliary to tho Sons of Vctcran. or do we do
roliof work, and who do wo assist? Our eligi
bility clauso reads:
" Membership shall consist of, Ant, mothers,
wives and sisters of deceased or honontuly-dH-chnrged
soldiers, sailore or marines who served
in the Union army or navy during the civil
war of ISb'I-lSGa; socond, fcmalohneal descend
ants, not Iots than 1(J years of age, of soldlors.
sailors or marines; third, wives of Sons of
Aro wo a social Order? Emphatically, no.
Wc aro organized for work, and just such work
as tho Woman's Eeliof Corps is doinp, only on
a much smaller scale. Our consolidated reliof
work for tho year 1S0-1 amouutetl to almost
$1,800. although this is not tho ouly way relief
is jjivcM : for
It isn't the world-fumed wonders that aro be.it In
llio Father's aiehr.
Nor tho wreath of ftlin? Inurel that enrnlshed
Fume's dizzy hiyht;
But the pityimr love and kindness, the work of tha-
The beautiful hope and patienco and self-forsctful-iies-,
Tho triflo in secret given, tho prayer Iu tho silent-
The little unknown nothings that nro pood In tho
and so wo aro striving- to win the commenda
tion of ''well done, good and faithful" daugh
ters of patriotic sires.
So many Societies say, How do yon make your
meetings interesting aud keep up your mem
bership? Answer. "Eternal vigilance." It
takes timo anil patienco to please everyone, but
a good, Iwe Society is one that never stoj3 for
breath, but goes on, from ono entertainment to
another, nothing elaborate, just enough to at
tract. The meetings must be attended iu order
to have a finger in tho show. Haven't you
heard of our singing-schools and quilting
parties and carpet rag bees? Act. act. When
you- have theso littlo gatherings bo suro and
plant somo patriotic seeds, and with a little care
tho indifferent members will soon bo as loyal
as yon and will soon help in spreading tho
patriotic fever. It is a disease everyone should
have. The harder tho attack tho better tho
result. See that your patients nevor recover.
They should all bo incurables.
ALONG THE T.INE.
The National President reports eight now
Societies in tho last threo mouths. Good!
Society, Camp, and Post of Waverly, X. Y.,
chartered a trolley car and went over to
Athens. Pa., to help celebrate Union Defend
ers' Day. They roport a good time.
Plattsburg, N. Y., entertains tho Division
Encampment of that State, and tho girls wane
a Society organized there at once. Hurry upr
boys! you'll havo your bauds full cntortaiii
ing an Encampment without a Society to assist
you. Indiana Sons of Veterans aro sending out
handsome invitations for their Division En
campment, to be held July 1-3, at Fraukfort..
If the invitations an an indication of hospita
ble welcome that awaits theS. of V.and L.A.S...
they will certainly bo entertained rovallv. and.
we shall all try and accept the invitation.
I lVn-l..ifn.. TiC? f T -
.iuui.iSwii jj.xi.0., uj .L-eiivur, uoio., naj
adopted beautiful resolutions of respect on the
death of Brother Amasa A. Wright, oC Wash
ington Camp. Brother Wright was a valued
member of tho Camp, and tho Society has
lost a loyal supporter.
At the third annual Encampment of tho
Maryland Division, L.A.S., the following ofli
cers wcro elected and duly installed: Pres..
JIis3 Almira V. Brown, Washington, D. C. ;
V. P., MiS3 Lottio Musgravo, Baltimore, Md.;
Chief of Staff, Mrs. Stella Van Norsdall, Iiiver
dale, Md.; Chap., Jlrs. J. King, Baltimore,
Md.; Treas., Sirs. Elizabeth Thomas, Washing
ton, D. C. ; Inspector, Miss Emma K. Rnth-
Baltimore, Md. ; Mustering and Installing Offi
cer, Mrs. Amolia C. Whitney, Baltimore, Md.
Division Council, Miss Mattio B. Alien, Miss
Katie E. Weber, Mrs. Stella Harbour.
Tho following Divisions have held Encamp
ments, and their Presidents and Headquarters
for the ensuing year are as follows: Maryland,
Miss Almira Brown, Washington, D. C. ; Ohio,
M:ss Lillio Herb3f, Canton; Missouri, Mrs.
Mary Gordel, St. Louis; Massachusetts, Mr3.
Mary Warren, Wakefield.
Tho National President announces that tho
National Encampment to bo held in Louisvitlo
will take placo in Septembor. Then each So
ciety will havo an opportunity to assist in tho
revision of our laws and ritual. If you aro sat
isfied, send your representative to confirm tho
laws already made. Go yourself, and get ac
quainted with tho "powers behind tlio throne."
Kate G. Kaynok, Toledo, O.
Nebraska Daughters of Veteran?.
Editor NATroAr. TrtinoNB: Mary R. Mor
gan Tent, 13, Daughters of Veterans, Lincoln,
Neb., has elected and installed tho following
corps of oflicers: Pro., Beulah C. Davis; S. V.
P., Lillio Pratt; J. V.-P., M. Anna Iteding;
See.. Mary Fulton; Treas., Ada Ault; Chap.,
Eleuor Perry; I. G., Nellie A. Baird; Guard,
Lulu Feeny; Musician, Era Bolshaw.
President Davis is Past Department Prcsi
"dent, also tho present Department Secretary,
while Mrs. B.tird, tho Inside Guard, was De
partment Secretary last year under Mrs. Davis,
and is now Department President. Miss Rcd
fng, Junior Yice-President, is Department:
Treasurer of Nebraska and National Chaplain.
Tho relief work for tho past year has been
carried on a3 wtdl as tho limited means would
allow. This year tho principal work done so
far is the furnishing of a room iu tho Milford
Everything needed to make a room pleasant,
comfortable, and cheerful will bo furnished by
tho Teut. Tho two singlo beds, with mattress,
wero the only thing tho room contained. The
members met evenings aud made tho bed clothes
aud did the rest of the sowing. The remain
der of the furniture will bo bought with money
made from socials given for that purpose. Tho
full name, Mary B. Morgan Tonr, l'J, Daugh
ters of Veterans, will bo painted in white on
black tin and placed over tho door of tho room.
Every room furnished by au organization
has adopted this plan of naming. Many pretty
and ornamental articles arc ready for tho room,
and will be placed there as soon as possible.
Bessik Crawi-ohd. Corresponding Secretary,
1109 F street, Lincoln, Neb.
Anniversary of Hastings Circle.
Hastings 'Circle, 19, Ladies of tho G.A.I?..
Hastings, Neb., celebrated tho first anniversary
of its organization, March 25, in Grand Army
Hall. Thero was a largo attendrnco of war
veterans, their wives and friends. Tho hall
was becomingly decorated with flags ami hunt
ing in honor of tho occasion. Tho report of
tho Secretary showod much good work bad
been donoduriug tho first year of the Circle'
Homo Seekers' Excursion.
In order to give everyone an opportunity to
sec tho Western Country and enable tho homn
seekers to securo a home in time to cominenco
work for tho season of 18D6, tho Chicago,
Milwaukee & St. Paul Eailway has arrangedto
run a series of four homo seekers' excursions tr
various points in tho West, Northwest and
Southwest on tho following dat03: March 10.
April 7 and 21 and May 5, at tho low rato of
$2. moro than ono faro for tho round trip.
Tier ' will bo good for return on any Tuesday
or Friday within twenty-ono days from date of
sale. For rates, timo of trains and further
dotails apply to any coupon ticket agent in tho
East or South, or address J. G. Everest, Gen
eral Traveling Passenger Agent, 05 Adam
street, Chicago, III.