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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTOI'J). C, THURSDAY, APML 23, 1896;
njE GRARD AR1JY.
What is Bcins Done by the Veterans
for the Good of Hie Order.
Additional Staff Appoint mnnts Memorial
Day Orders IsMtcd by Commaiidcr-in-CSdcf
Beadq'pb Gkaxd Army or xnn BRrunLTc, J
'TxDiASArous, Ikd., April lo, 1S9G. J
"General Orders, No 7.
J. ITixo following additional appointments
ore announced. They will bo obeyed and re
Vtr AIDSDE CAMr.
v Culitbrnfn J. Lary Picrson, San Diego.
Connecticut; J, li. Gcorec, Norwich; John
S. Siaunard. Hartford.
Illinois Kirk Hawcs, Chicago; Bradley
'Dean, Chicago; Charles Fleetwood, Chicago;
HVifiiam B. Kceler, Chicago; Charles 35. Wil
mh, GUicago; L. E. McPhcrson, Chicago; N. L.
Jlostu-Gcueya; C. R. Mnlson, Chicaco; cor?o
E. Cruinmet, Chicago; Walter R. Bobbins,
Cliicago; Cliarlcs Crawford, Chicago: M. H.
Wagai Chicago; N. W. Phalon, Chicago; C.
,6. AlcEntce, Chicago; Frank Baker, Chicago;
IB. .S., Tutliill. Chicago; C. W. Ballingcr,
rzz: .1 .. . ..
Thompson, Chicago; C. II. McConuell, Chicago;
Thomas M. Bcatty, Chicago; James II. Biggar,
Chicago; Edwrd Kirk, jr., Chicago; Charles
E. Vaughn, Chicago; John B. Inman, Spring-
Jield: J. F. Harrall, Aurora; 0. IJ. McKenney,
Chicago; W. 11. Wildny, Alt. Carroll; C. E.
buflv;-Ottawa; C. B. Loop, Bel vidcre; James
"V. Ncwburn. Chicago; T. S. Kogcrs, Downer's
Grovei P. G. Gardner, LaG range; George S.
Durfcc, Decatur; Henry 11. Dement, Oak
Park1;' W. J. Hemstreet, Chicago.
. Indiana William F. Daly, Peru; Henry G
eMorgan, South Bend; J. D. Phelps, Laporte;
,-Jobii IJ. Beebcr, Indianapolis; Ed A. Jcrno-
ygan, Misbawakcc; William SI. Kendall, Ply
mouth. Iowa George D. Perkins, Sioux City; S. N.
Kentucky F. II. Ninckiik, Louisville.
" Maryland Frederick Brackett, Baltimore.
v Massachusetts Gcorgo M. liico. Uxbridge;
William H. llodgkins, Somerville; Bufus A.
nBotilc, New Bedford; Henry Scbrow, Everett;
1 Joseph E. Shaw, Lynn; Henry J. Lacey,
Mann, Lancaster; W. D. Ewing, Boston; J. M.
LaBuc, Fall Eivcr; W. G. Taylor, East
Hampton. Minnesota Elliott C. Allen, Minneapolis;
B. M. Hicks, Minneapolis; George V. Savage,
Montana?. L. Woodward, Capt., 10th U. S.
Cav., Fort Aesiniboino.
New York T. I). Walker, Auburn; Geo. W.
jMarlor, New York City; James F. Walker,
Troy; Bei.j. Fullager, Penn Yau; Cliarlcs W.
"Heath. Biooklyn; Jacob Jacobs, New York
City; F. J. Hawks, Kcw York City; Maurice
B. Chalmers, North Port; Chas. F. Siobert,
New York City; James Boss, New York City;
jiDavid McMuniglc, New York City.
Ohio Edwin B. Walker, Cleveland.
Potomac J. Edwin Krouse, Washington.
' Rhode Island Kelson Vials, Providence.
Texas Wm. II. Christian, Stepbcnsvillo.
Wisconsin J. S. Wortham, Baraboo; W. J.
AIDS ON MILITARY INSTRUCTION.
Connecticut Henry Hues, Bridgeport; Solo
toon Close, Stamford.
MisEoun Cha. W. Hequcmborg, St. Lonis.
Kew York W. A. Tread woll, Kew York
. Comrade Thomas W. Scott, of Fairfield, 111.,
a member of the Nutionnl Council of Adminis
tration, is hereby appointed a mender of tho
Executivo Council, vice Comrade R. H. Coch-a-an,
of Ohio, whose recent death weall sincerely
The Committee on Legislation, provided for
-in paragraph 5. General Orders No. G, C. S., is
hereby increased by the addition of tho follow
ing comrades: A. R. Greene, 'W. H. H. Wassou,
Marion T. Anderson.
In accordance with the action of tho 29th
National Encampment the following comrades
are appointed acommitteo to prepare a plan for
ibe organization of Picket Posts for presenta
tion to the next Kational Encamimcnt: H. A.
Castle, St. Paul, Minn.; II. C. Russell. Lincoln,
Neb.; Bernard Kclley, Emporia, Kan.; H. C.
J3emingway, Cedar Falls, Iowa; J. B. Cotty,
A revision of the Grand Army BIno Book is
-row in tho course of preparation, and will be
issued in a few weeks. It will contain all tho
decisions and opinions upon Rules and Regu
lations as passed upon and adopted by the
Rational Encampment up to this time, and its
"Deo .would insure tho immediate answer to
jnauy disputed question and save reference
thereof to Headquarters. Requisitions for copies
should bo filed early with tho Quartcrmaster
XSeucral. Special attention is called to the action of the
19t1i Kational Encampment in regard to the
dcccrutiou of Memorial Day by making it an
occasion of amusement by games, baseball,
"Memorial Day is the choicest in tho calen
sdarof he Grand Army a day of sweet remem
brances, dear to every loyal heart, and any
violation of Ms sacreduess by making it an oc
casion of frivolity and amusement, such ns
'characterizo tho Fourth of July, hhould be
treated as an indignity to the comrades who
died that this couutry might live."
Comtadcs aio reminded that the words
- Decoration Day" are frequently used inter
..ctianireably with "Memorial Day," wbich ib
tho i.fhcial designation, and they are requested
to use only the term "Memorial Day" on all
occasion?. In this connection it is proper to
'eay that comrades in the Southern Depart
ments arc not very numerous and that they
Lave a labor of love to perform on this atmi--versary
llmt is greater in proportion to their
(n umbers than in othor sections, while their cx
J)ciifcs are very much morp, and it should be
' our duty, when we cannot assist them in other
way, to furnish them with sufficient flags and
mouoy to enable them to suitably perform tho
"solemn duties of this occasion. Comrades and
Posla are requested to make such contributions
as they arc able, and to remit the same to the
Adjutant-General, in drafts navablo to A. J.
Burbank, Quartormaslor-Genernl. -who, under
the direction of the Commander-in-Chief, will
,600 that it is properly distributed among tho
various Posts, who may niako requisition for
'aid in this direction.
VII. Columbia College, in the city of Kcw
York, is preparing a record of its students who
took part in tho war of tho rebellion, and dc
Tsires information regarding all such individu
als, if thqy are living, their present place of
residence, or If dead, tho full details of their
'-military or naval service and ago at tho timo
''of their death, with tho date and placo of their
death. Such information should be sent to the
Committee on tho General Catalog of the Col--4cgc.
By command of J. K. Walker, Commander-in-Chief.
Iuvik BonniNE, Adjutant-General.
'Headq'ics Grand Army of tiik Rnrcnuc,!'
Indiakaioi,is, Inu., April 15, 1690. j
Gonoral Ordors, 8.
J. Tho time is again at hand wlicn inclina
tion and duty call tho Grand Army of the Re
public to preparo for tho solemn services of
Memorial Day. In accordance with our Rules
and Regulations the 30th dity of May is sot
apart for its reverent observance. This day 16
coiisecajoijl to tho memory of our dead. It is
tho hlioiflfi festival of remembrance, when a
liberty-loving and happy people, enjoying tho
.blessings pf pctico nnd prosperit-, ceaso from
thoir la! ors and with grateful hearts pav lov
ing tribute to tho memory of bravo men who,
liaviiij; finished thoir course with honor and
crossed tho btar-lit line, now rest peacefully
under theshadcof the trcos on eternal camping
grounds. Sweet bo their sleep, unfading their
glory, imperishable th-ir fame. Cover tho
ii"unds above them with Springtime's richest
offerings. Raise above thorn tho flag they
loved. Lot silvered ago standing by their
tombs feel thai, with the dust of such men
sleeping in our soil, tho Republic will stand
with us glory undimmed and its power un
broken. Let trusting childhood weave gar
lands for them.Miud at their graves recoivo in
spiration that x ill keep them earnest in loyally-,
pure in citizenship and faithful to duty.
It has been our custom for years to gather in
the churches of tho land on the Sunday pre
ceding Memorial Day for such reverent wor-
, chip and instruction as becomes tho occasion.
"We shall honor ourselves by a coutinuauco of
Chicago; ' A. iuompomery, vmcajju. .iu.ui u.
Tapgord. Austin; C 15 Pn'Mt, Normal; John
Lmbcrr. Jo.iet: H. W. Bolton. Chicago: IT. P.
si t-i... rv
JFitchbnrg; F. B. Chamberlain, bpnnglieia;
'Grauvillo C. Fiske. Ashland ; E S. Horton,
Attleboro: Edgar Robin-on, Wareham ; 13. C.
this custom as a fitting preparation for Ibe sol
emn duties of tho day, and invitations should
bo given to all soldiers, Sons of Veterans,
Woman's Belief Corjjt and citizens generally,
to attend these- services and unito with the
Grand .Army of the Republic in paying tribnto
to those who fell in defense of National unity.
II. Tho holding of patriotic sorviccs in tbo
public schools on Friday preceding Memorial
Day should bo generally observed, and Post
Commanders will co-operato with tho teachers
and school officials in tbo performance of this
By command of I. N. WAltcmt,
Iryin Bobbins, Adjutant-General.
R. B. Haves Post, 21, Kcw Ponca, T. T.
Com-!. W.'Hollis; S. V. C, James P.Ham
mond; J. V. C, L. P. Howard; Adj't, W. J.
Crawford : Surg., K. M. Barrett: Chap., W. E.
Bibb: Q. M., Marion Watson ; O. D., S. M. Dunn;
O. G., M. R. Barker; S. M J. A. Dickerson ;
Ass'l Q. M., W. M. Bcntlcy. This Post was or
ganized in December, 1S9I, with G members,
and binco then has grown uutil it now has Gl
comrades in good standing.
Tyler Post, 5, Cumberland, gave a delightful
musical entertainment tho other evening. Tbo
attendance was large.
Dcnison Post, 8, Baltimore Com., John T.
Karr; S. V. C, John F. Mitchell ; J. V. C, Jno.
K. Paekmayr; Chap., James II. Wheeler: P.
S., K. S. Bull; Adi't James II. Douglass; Q.
?., John Keller; O. D., Jacob Glassmycr; O.
G., Jeff Small wood; 0. S., Gcorgo W. Katse; I.
S., Henry Stcngle.
Farragut Post" 28, Paterson, was presented
with an olecantly-bound and ingeniously ar
ranged record book at a recent meeting by Wm.
Strange. Tho book is designed to bo a coni
pleto record of the Post and its members, and
tho part they took in lho lato war. There is
an entire pago devoted to each member for a
ncrsonal sketch, which will bo written by him
self. There is a page for the record of tbo pres
entation of the book ; also, pages for the history
of the Post. Others are set aside for resolu
tions on tho death of each member; also, a
record of the death, burial and location of in
terment of each. In tho ond of the book is a
page for a record of tho final meeting and mns-tcr-out
of tho Post, upon tho death of all tho
members and the charter's surrender. Tho
pages of each department of the book are suit
ably illustrated. The last one. devoted to tho
final meeting, shows a military funeral, tho
comrades with reversed arms, and underneath
tho picture a bar of the notes of" taps." When
the last page is filled, tho record book will bo
turned over to the Free Public Library as cus
todian. A large number of prominentspeakcrs
addressed the comrades.
Farragut Post, 23, Paterson Com., Georco
Carlongh; S. V. C, C. C. Shelby; J. V. C,
Samuel McGill; O. IX, John Tredo; Q. M.,
Louis A. Walder; Surg., Samuel Levi; Chap.,
W. 11. H. Stryker; O. G., George Rafferty: 0.
S., Joseph Woodward; I.S., EleazicrG. Miller;
Adj't, Geo. T. Rowlco; S. M., Geo. B. Stinson;
Q. M.S., Wm. M. But r.
Gen. Gershom Mott Post. A3, Rutherford
Com., Horatio K. Fish ; S. V. C, John Amery ;
J. V. a, Geo. E. Pfciffer ; Q. M., Chas. L. Crear ;
Surg., Wm. Quiii ; Chap., Geo. A. Conley; O.
IX, Jas. A. Morgau; O. G., Jas. A. Firth ; Adj't,
C. T. Brazer.
Clinton D. Kosh Post, 3SG, Sonth Dayton
Corn.. Chas. Shnlts; S. V. C. L. D.Johnson;
J. V. C. IX T. Wood; Adj't, Geo. W. Warner;
O. IX. E. O. Warner; Chap.. J. F. Wood ; Q. M.,
Edgar Jay; O. G., D. M. Weaver; Surg., Henry
Post 311, Odessa Com., W. G. Fowler; S. V.
C, 0.0. Gardner; J. V. C.Burr Lockchy; 0.
D., John Hal pin; Q. M., E. N. Melclt; Chap.,
L. H. Bower; O. G., Amos Beardsley; Surg..
LymonHall; Adj't. P. Howard Catlin;, Dele
gate, Wm. Fitzgerald.
Steuben Post, 291. Kcw York City Com.,
Andrew Buehrcr; S. V. C, Paul Wagner; J.
V. C, John Knnf; Q. M John U. Van Wyck ;
Adj't, Chas. Schonberg; O. D., Andrew Keller;
O. G., Louis Deyhle; Chap., Samuel Arcson ;
Surg., Phillip Heinlein.
Post 527, Frecport Com., E.B.French; S.
V. C, Charles B. Raynor; J. V. C. Thomas B.
Carpenter; Chap., Jos. T. Weyant; O. D.. Wm.
H. Patterson; O. G., John Auathy; Q. M.. El
bert R. Smith : Adj't, Henry Mead ; Surgl, Wm.
Firestinc; Delegate, Geo. S. Kellogg.
Baldwin Post, 0, Elmira Com., A. J. Oliver;
S. V. C, Wm. M. Ware; J. V. C, Jos. 31. Roo;
Adj't, James C. Cartledge ; Q. M., J. B. Reman ;
Surg., Robert P. Bush; Chap.,Thos. K. Beecher;
0. D.. H. E. Jones; O. G., K. W. Simons; S. M.,
M. M. Conk I in ; Q. M. S., A. J. Brown.
Julius Broadbent Post, IBS, Dexter Com.,
Georgo W. Wood ; S. V. C, Chas. Underwood ;
J. V. C, Frank Secber; Chap., Georgo Penny ;
Surr., Alfred Rhiues; Adj't, A. L. Morgan;
S. M., T. J. Strainge ; Q. M., Henry Dorchester;
Q. M. SL, W. H. Winn ; O. IX, Geo. Clark ';" O. G.,
Daniel Randall; Trustee, T.J. Strainge: Dele
gate, A. L. Morgau.
Post 144, Ravrson Com., Lewis Kenning; S.
V. C, Phillip Burkct; J.V. C. Wesley Kneppes;
O. IX, R. S. Moore; Q. M., IX R. Kowlan ; Surg.,
T.E. Woods; Chap., John Keel ; O. G.,A. Heas
tcn ; Adj't, A. Longbrakc.
Mitchell Post, 43, Springfield Com., Aaron
Spanglor; S. V. C, John Cord; J.V. C, Mi
chael Day; Q. M., J. L. Griflis; fcurg.. I. W.
Clingcr; Chap., Charles Hiinsdon; 0. D., Ira
W. Wallace; O. G., L. R. Lucas; AdjX John
Shewalter; S. M.,Frod Howe; Q, M.S., Gran
Cantwell Post, 97, Kenton Com., W.W. Snod
grass; S. V. C.. E 11. Allen; J. V. C., John
Jvanol; Adj't, W. Ellis; Chap.. II. Tudcr; Surg.,
C. Hofstctter; Q. M.. J. J. Wood; O. IX, II. H.
Sharp: 0. G., J. P. Holtoro; S. M., L. J. Dema
rcst; Q. II. S., Harris Pool.
Harry Sisson Post, G2G Com., John A. Mar
tindalc: S. V. C, C. Topping; J.V. C, Wm.
McDanicl; Adj't, Hiram 11. "Wright; Q. M., J.
P. Cherrington; Surg., David T. Lewis; Chap.,
Wyatt Loguo; O. IX. David Powell; O. G., G.
W. Jarrctt; S. M., Wm. W. Clark; Q. M. S., J.
W. G rover.
Joscph Mitchell Post, 52, "Wallacton, celo-brati-d
tho anniversflry of Lee's snrrender.
Members of the Post, Sous of Veterans. W.R.C.,
and many citizens wero present. Tho affair
was voted tho beBt of the season.
E, R. Biady Post, Brookville Com., A. C.
Dou class; S. V. C E. J. Eccard; J. V. C, W.
II. Myers; Q. M., P. Ryan ; Adj't, A. M. Mar
shall ; O. IX. G. W. WUlou ; O. G., G. F. Clark;
Surg., W. II. Decker; S. M., F. IX Thompson ;
Q. Id. S G. W. Kasb ; Chap., D. Roberts.
Cumberland Gap Post, 32. Arthur Com., D.
C. Wcsten; S. V. C. John Roark ; J. V. C, J.
R. Eostridge; O. D., McJ. Ramsey; O. G.,
Thomas Ellison; Q M., Timothy Whitaker;
Chap., Henry Poore; Surg., Thomas W. Stouo;
Adj't. M. V. Moody; Q. M. S J. IX Mayes.
Sheridan Post, 07, Nashville Com.. John W.
Mat tin ; S. V. C, Rufus M. Wcstbrooks; J. V.
0., John Joyce; Surg.. John B.Taylor; Chap.,
Rudulph Borgnis; O. IX, Calvin S. Roberts; Q.
M., J. C. Mulnhill; Adj't, John G. Kcau; O. G.,
John Harrington; Q. M.S., James Bonner; S.
M., Patrick II Fabey.
Mason Post, 16, Glover Com., T.J. Hastings;
S.V. C, K. U. Willson; J. V. C. Wm. Kolton;
Adj't, a W. Cook; Q. M., S. B. French; Chap.,
John Arthur; 0. IX, Wm. Mitchell; O.G., Geo.
Walcott; S.M., E. P. Chcnov; Q. M. SL, J. W.
Walker; G E. E. Foster; Color- Bearer, D. R.
VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA.-
Tho 25th annual Encampmentof this Depart
ment will bo held at tho Kational Home, May
(J. The Commander-in-Chief and staff will bo
present. If opportunity offers a grand review
of the Department officers aud members and
othor civic military organizations will be mado
by Commander-in-Chief Walker.
Milroy Post, 51, Lockhart Com.. J. C. Cirn-
thors; S.V. C, Samuel McBrido; J.V. C, Jcsso
jucrncarson; u. 1J., J. b. l-arley; Q. M., Wec
den Archer; Chap., J. M. Archer; O. G., E. D.
Conger; Surg., Wm. Augus; Adj't, W. H. Boy
mcr. Consumption Cured.
An old iihyblcfnu, retired from practice, had'
pi need in his IiiukIh by hii Kust IixJin. inission.-iry
the formula of n biuipio vckcIhWc rcuieJy for tlio
hmedy and permanent cure of Consumption,
HroitcuiiiH, Caturrb, Asliima nnd nil Throat nnd
Lkiir AflectioiiH; nl'.on positive nnd radical euro
for Nervous Debility nod nil Nervous Comnlnint?.
Hiivlnj; tested its wonderful curative powers in
thousands of ense. and doeiiln to relieve human
BuflVrinir. I m ill fcendlYcoof cliMrso to nil who wish
itthU recipe in Gcrmnu, French or lnglisli, with
full directions for preparing nnd using. Sent by
mull by Addressing; with fclmnp. unminc this
paper. W. A. Koyks, 820 Poirer' Iilocl:, Jloditstcr,
Gleanings from Kational Headqmir
Icrs Kotcs from Departments.
OUR NATIDNAI. PRESIDENT
Invited in Historic Verso to tho Colorado
and "Wyoming: Convention Now In l'rojjress
In Denver National Relief Corps Homo.
INVITATION TO DKSVER.
Kational President Lizabcth A. Turner re
ceived an invitation in verso to nttend tbo De
partment Convention of Colorado and Wyo
ming, now in nrocress at Denver, wbicb re
counts a bit of history of interest to Relief I
Corps workers everywhere. Tbo lines follow:
In tbo lovely town of Denver,
IVlHpic city of the plniiiH,
Half surrounded by the mountains,
By the Itocky'a broken chains.
Once was held n creat Convention
Of the loynl women true;
Thoso who loved their flng nnd country.
Aud the boys who wore tho blue.
Cnmo they there to help the soldiers,
And to organize n hand
Oftheloynl, loriusr women
From nil pnrts of our fair land.
Hither enmc. with other women.
From nil parts of our great Nation, .
One fiom good old Mafesuchusetlft,
From the town of Boston station.
She was noble In her bcnrlnp.
She was true at henrr as steel ;
She was honest, they could trust her.
And their trust they made her feci.
For tbpy gave unto her keeping,
Gave into her honest hniitl,
All the dimes nnd nil the dollars
That the treasury could command.
Every yenr they came toRctbor,
And she showed them how alio tried
To increase the Kold and silver,
And they nil were batisfied.
Six long years slio thus did servo them
To their interests was alive;
Then .-he look a iitllo furlough,
But in eighteen uincty-iivc.
In lho Slate of old Kentucky,
Brilhpbice of our Lincoln true,
When the women met together.
Under the red, white and blue,
"When wna naked, "Who now shall lead us7 '
Came from all, as in n bicatb :
"We must hnve our Mrs. Turner,
Wo will have our Lirubcth."
So beneath Old Glory's colors,
On the soil of Dixie laud,
Pledged they nil their faith to Liznbcth,
True to her they all will bland. ,.
Now, the W.R.C. of Denver,
With their sister of the Slalo,
And with those of fair Wyoming,
Wlicic the welcome id ns Kreat,
Send a message to their loved one.
And they hope so loud 'twill call.
That in Spring the train will biiug her.
foulest ituuian oi tueui an," , ;
Bring to visit their Convention.
Ono whose presence sure will cheer,
Ah they meet to givo account of
AH the work of the past year.
And they, too, would wnrmly wclcomo
One who worthy ii indeed;
The .good ycribu of the lored President,
The beloved ilurricllc Kecd.
Now, Hie loynl Western women,
Offer what good IJurni would call ' .
A tight hearty "Highland welcome"
To their twelfth Convention hall.
NATIONAI, KKLIEF COUPS UOMn.
Department President Salena Springsteen, of
Ohio, accompanied by Department Secretary
Alice W. Fuller and Department Treasurer Lois
M. Knauu", visited tho Kational I'clief Corp3
Home, Madison, O., on a recent Monday, and
in the evening wero given' a royal reception.
Nearly 300 persons wero in attendance.
Supper was provided by llluruharu Corps and
Post, Madison, and 200 guests partook of their
bounteous hospitality. As the Department
Secretary says, 'I tell you, this Corps never
does anything by halves."
Tho Department oth'cors wero delighted with
their visit and most favorably impressed with
the management, and in a further account tho
Secretary says: "Tho Homo is a homo in lho
truest sense, and Mrs. Burleigh is tho most
beautiful Christian character it was ever my
privilege to meet. God bless and help her aud
give her strength to do her work."
The Department President and staff" pre
sented tho Home a magnificent basket of roses,
lilies, and tulips, while Burnham Corps, through
President Snell, presented choice flowers to tho
Department President. Mcsdnmcs Jewell and
Fowler provided tho olliccrs and Mrs. ISurieigh
with corsago bouquets, and Secretary Plum a L.
Cowles,of tho Homo 1'oard, presented a picture
of tho Homo to President Springsteen.
There was music, speeches, and an inspiring
address by tho Department President, and all
in all the occasion was ono of tho most inspir
ing in tuo history oi tno national tiornc.
COLOKADO AND WYOMING.
Tho Department of Colorado and Wyoming
presents excellent reports to 12lh annual Con
vention, held iu Denver, April 22, 2.'J and 21.
Tho year has been one of great activity, notouly
in local relief work, but in patriotictcachincaud
on behalf of the Soldiers' Home. Meade Corps
led tho cash contributors to tho Holno for tho
quarter ending March 30, and Veteran Corus in
supplies contributed. Sedgwick, Farragntand
Pike's Peak Corps wero among the contributors
to Kational W.R.C Home.
Custer Corps sent hospital supplies to tho
amount of $JG to the Wyoming Homo and a
liiblo valued at $10.65. Custor Corps also con
tributed $10 to tho Kational relief fund.
Tho Presbyterian Church, Saginaw, where
the 13th annual Convention, Department of
Michigan, met, was elaborately decorated, tho
principal piece being the Michigan banner
mado for tho World's Fair, of haudsomo ma
terial beautifully lettered. Department Presi
dent Emma 11. Knapp presided with dignity
throughout tbo sessions. All the reports showed
n most prosperous year, with an advance all
along the line iu patriotic teaching and relief.
Tho Department Secretary reported 210
Corps on tho Michigan roster, with a total
membership of 7.G32. Expended for relief dur
ing the year, $5,550.55.
An event of great interest wag tho visit of
Commander-in-Chief I. N.Walker, accompanied
by (X-M.-Gcn. Uurhank, Past Department Com
manders Hopkins. Dean and Kanitz, and Com
mander 0. 0. Davis, of Pcnoyer Post. All tho
distinguished visitors mado addresses of con
gratulation upon Michigan's part in tho W.IJ.C.
A feature of tho first session was tho presen
tation of a Saginaw souvenir spoon to the De
partment President, through President Sarah
A. Eechtcl, on behalf of Peuoyer Corps.
Tho several sessions wero very harmonious,
and much business of importanco was trans
acted. Tho report of Department Counselor,
Emma Stark Hampton, was exceptionally able,
nnd showed that Michigan had been well kept
up in rules and regulations throughout theycar.
Past Department Secretary Anna L. Shakes
peare reported an elegant bed-room sot pre
sented to DepartmentPresident Ann M. Harney,
on behalf of tho Department Souvenir Com
mittee. Abbio It. I' lag, Chairmau of tho Com
mittee ou- tho Annex for tho Soldiers' Dome,
reported 33 women iu enjoyment of the benefits
provided by tho women of Michigan.
Martha Davis, a delegato from St. John9, was
introduced to Convention as a half-sister of
John Brown of Ossawattomio. After her in
troduction all joined iu singing "John Brown's
body lies moldcring in tho grave." Past De
partment President Allascba T. Bliss mado tho
report of tho Chaplain, showing that 840 women
of the Kelief Corps and 22,1-11 children had
taken part in tho Memorial Day services of
Tho Department officers elected and Installed
arc as follows: Pros., Maranda J. Halstod, Con
cord ; S. V.-P., Kellie Princo Quimby ; J. V.-P.,
Kellio Lewis; Sec, Cora L. Drake; Trcas.,
Flora J. Stanley; Chap., Florcnco S. Babbitt;
Cotinsolor, Abbio II. Flagg; Ins., Louisa A.
Turck; Instituting and Installing Officer, Lois
J. Dougherty. Exccutivo Board. Kato K. Col
lins, Howell, Chairman ; Sara J. Aldon, Saginaw;
Anna A. Griffith, Jackson; Anna S. Hanloy,
Tccumsch; Mario Bontccon, Pctoskcy.
Tho joint Campfircs G.A.B., and W.R.C, wero
of thrilling interest. Past Department Presi
dent Abbio IJ. Flagg responded to tho addrcs3
of welcome on behalf of tho W.B.C. at tho
opening Campfiro, and Kational Chaplain Sarah
A. C, Plummer anil Past Department Presi
dent Allascba T. Bliss wero among tho speak
ers. On tho second evening the Hon. James
O'Donnell, of Jackson, in responding to tho
tontiment tho Grand Army of tho Bepublic
paid n magnificent tribnto to tho Woman's Ke
lief Corps. Department President Emma E.
Knapp and President Florcnco S. Babbitt, of
Ypsilanti, wore among tho spotfkers. 'Tho ting
drill aud salnle, closing wjth beautiful tab
leaux, were given by tho school children.
Any mention of tho Department Convention
wonid bo incomplete without recording tho
magnificent reception given by thu Encamp
ment to tho Belief Corps Committee on Greet
ings, consisting of Past Department Presidents
Louise Barnuni Bobbins, Sarah A. C. Plummer,
Thompson, Flagg, IJrowna'nd Bliss. In a letter
rrccived, the Kational Chaplain -eays: "Tho
Chairman, Louiso Barnum Bobbins, mado a
most profound impression upon the minds and
hearts of tHo men in Michigan who had tho
good fortuno to hear her. Slio was at hor best,
and ns slio struck tho key note of love and
loyalty every heart secmetl to respond. The
comrades became wildly enthusiastic over hor,
and many havo carn'od with them to their
homes tho memory of that exalted moment
when slio took the hau'l of the Doparlmout
Commander and renewed the covenant vfiwsof
fealty in tho nanio of Woman's Relief Corps.
Speaking of the magnificent arrangements of
tho Saginaw entertainers, tho Kational Chap
lain says: "Much of tho success of both En
campment and Convention is duo to tho lino
efforts of tho Saginaw Corps aud tho personal
work of Col. Blis3 and his accomplished wife,
whoso delightful hospitality it was my privi
lege to enjoy."
DEPAIiTMnNT OP MAINE.
Department Press Correspondent Inzott. A.
Small reports that tho Department of Maino
has extended formal sympathy to Bradbury
Corps, of Mnchias, which lost all their cffcctB in
a recent disastrous fire, when their hall, with
all its contents, including organ, pictures and
an elegant new silk Hag, was totally destroyed.
What tho Corps mourn tho most was the old
battleflag or tho Gth Mc., carried all through
tho war. Bradbury Corps is not discouraged,
and with new supplies has begnn tho work of
James M. Poller Corns. Bar Harbor, added
15 members to their roster last quarter, U0 by
transfer from W. II. Rice Corps.
Parker Corps cleared about $30 from Ue snp
por served the Royal Arch Chapter of Masons,
and $138 from a Kirmess given in Grand Army
Hull. This Corps is up to date iu everything
pertaining to tho Order.
Wm. H. McCann, whoso wifo is tbo efficient
Corps Provident, gave Custer Post and Corps a
Clam Social in G.A.B. Hall nt Lewiston. Tbo
tables wero laid iu tho form of a hollow-square,
on which wero spread tho steaming bivalves.
Tho clams woro soon "out of sight," after
which followed music and social games.
n.OUniSHING gkouoia cows.
Alma Wood, Pres3 Correspondent, reports J.
B. Steed man Post nnd Corps, of Tallapoosa,
working together in truo fraternity and loy
alty. Tho Corps numbers 2G members.
A pleasant 6ocial event was tho reception
tendered lo tho Corp3 by Mrs. Coruoy Thomp
son and -Airs. J5cti-oii at tho Thompson resi
dence. Tho tables wero laid in tho form of tho
letter T, while in the renter was tho initial D
mado of evergreens and violets. Tho affair was
known as a Clothus-piii Social, and on tho beau
tifully laid tlowcr-strown tablc3 wero hand
decorated clothes-pins before tho plates as sou
venirs; each clothes-pin fastened a dainty nap
kin. The repast was most elaborate from sal
ads to ayllabubs. Following tho supper was
vocal and iiibtrumcutal music, parlor games,
DKPAItTMnNT OF VfiKMONT.
E. H. Stoughton Corps, Bellows Falls, has
cleared $72 from suppers provided for tho
Masons; funds to he used in furnishing a room
at the Soldiers' Home, Bennington.
Green Mountain Relief Corps has boon giv
ing a series of entertainments to pay for Memo
rial Hall. The Corps has turned over $325 to
tho Post to be applied on' this fund.
At tho close of tho last meeting of Sedgwick
Corps a social was given in "Jiich tho comrades
and their friends participated. This has proven
a good way in which to popularize Relief Corps
work. '. "'
W. II. Greenwood Corps, Kor. G5, Putney, hold
their meetings the same night and iu the same
hall with tho Poit. At tho eloso of the first
meeting thcro was an open session and refresh
ments served. Laura M. Plan tz, Corps Corre
spondent, says: ''The ranks 6T the Grand Army
'aro thinning at tho rate 'of 40,000 a year, and
tno w. ice, whoso ranfcajcatibo, kept full from
tho younger womon ofl tha country, should
have another trio of initial?, G. A. A., which
would then read WomaliViJclicf Corps and
Grand Army Assistants."
Wo aro indebted to Hattlo B. Richardson,
Department Correspondent,' for these notes.
DEI'AKTMKNT OP NOIITII DAKOTA.
E. Amelia Geary, of Fargo, is welcomed as
Department Press Correspondent. She reports
that iu February last John F. Reynolds, of
Fargo, presented tho Young Men's Christian
Association with an clognut 12-foot bunting
Hag. The presentation took place in the parlor,
with members of tho Corps, Y. M. C. A., and
veterans of tho Post present, President Lyon
and Secretary Day heading tho delegation.
The flag was presented by Mrs. E. E. Geary, on
behalf of tho Corps; a program of patriotic
songs and speeches followed.
The Y. M. C. A. flag was first unfurled to tho
breeze on Washington's Birthday. The asso
ciation arc very proud of their gift.
Through thu efforts of John F. Roynolds Ro
lief Corps tho Hag salute is lo be introduced
into tho schools of Fargo. A aeries of socials
is being held to purchase flags for tho several
An Autograph Social, given in tho interests
of tho flag fund, was very successful. Each
guest upon arrival gavo a punny for ovory let
ter iu his name. Later the name was called,
when tho person answering to tho samo gavo a
TUB DEPARTMENT OF KANSAS.
Tho pleasant little city of Beloit has been
in gala dress for Department Encampment nnd
Convention, held April 21 and 22. Tho yoar
has been a busy ono in W.R.C. circles, and De
partment Presidont Emma B. Alrich and
stair carried with them fine reports to tho Con
vention. The Department President is overy
whero congratulated upon tho work of tho
Mar.vin Relief Corps, 210, Phillipsburg, aB
reported by Est el hi K. Edgecomb, Ims giveu
successful entertainments ou Lincoln's Birth
day, Washington's Birthday, and other notable
occasions; patriotic papers read and tho flag
drill given. All patriotic days aro observed by
Hiawatha Corps, 42, Hiawatha, is famous for
its entertainments and work for relief. It has
furnished its Corps rooms iu very handsome
style, with altars and tables. Its gavel is from
wood found ou Lookout Mountain, and was
mado by an old soldier living thoro and pre
sented to tho Corps by Mrs. Bcasoncr. Tho
gavel block of Scotch granite with "W.R.C."
cut in tho face, was presented to tho Corps by
Commander J. C. Grimes, and was mado
by ono of his own workmen. Tho Corps gavo
a surprise party to Presidont Kingman.
Phil Sheridan Post and Corps, of Clay Con
fer, Kan., enjoy many socinl reunions. Mrs.
Capt. Delisted i3 Corps President, and proved
her ability as an orator adjoint installation.
May, 1893, Relief Corps 71, of Kcwton, began
asories of 10-cent suppcrjj,,,which have proved
immensely popular. Siiice tho Fall of 1891
thoy havo given them cycry two weeks, col
lecting. from all sources t)io sum of $233. -19.
From the proceeds thoy hayp added glass aud
linen to their Corps supplies, hut tho groat
bulk of tho money has gono into tho relief
fund. Lilla Carpenter Godfrey, Press Reporter,
cordially commends this,., plan to all Corps
wishing to mako a social pr luancial success.
DEPAKTMI'.NT OF Uln&'ACHUSETTS.
Dopartment Press CorrJsbondont Elizabeth
B. Raymond, Charleston;nwritcs that Massa
chusetts Corps greatly laiubni the loss of Gov.
urecuiiaigc, wuoso iuucrarwas aitouucu uy
Department olliccrs, whl'p k beautiful floral
offering was scut from Headquarters. Gov,
Greciihalgo was a warm frlohd of tho Woman's
Relief Corps nnd tho GraiicPArmy.
Massachusetts Corps con'tiifuo their great ac
tivity on behalf of tho soldier and his depend
ents, nnd tho entertainments of the Winter
havo been manifold. Tho work of teaching
patriotism progresses rapidly.
E. K. Wilcox Corp3, 1-1, colobrated its lGth
anniversary with a banquot and patriotic pro
gram. Department Commander Derby aud
Department Prcsjdent Ellen A. Brigham wero
among tho guests of honor. Upon this occa
sion Past Department President Lillio IX
Lovering was presented a gold badgo from hor
friends iu tho Corps.
John II. Chipman, jr., Corpg, 30, at Beverly,
which gave a reception to Capt. Charles Carrico
and his wifo ou tho occasion of their golden
anniversary, realized fl23.i8 from tho fair
hold. by the Corps and Sons of Veterans. Thoy
havo presonted tho Post with a copy of tho
Belief Corps history of Massachusetts. Ono
was Bent to tho Pabllo Library. Corps 30 fur
nishes tho dinner for tho farmers' meeting to
bo hold in City Hall, April 30.
Corps 1-11, Pembroke, is working energetic
ally for a Memorial Hall fund. Corps 2G,
Kewburg, reports increased activity and mem
bership. Twenty applicants initiated at tho
last meeting. Forty were added tho last quar
ter. Corps 18, Korlhamplon, has been giving Sat
urday evening 10-cent suppers, bnkctl beans,
brown broad, nnd doughnuts predominating.
Tho snppcrs nro in tho hands of committees of
five, and prove vory popnlar.
Department Inspector Mary L. Gilman, with
tho co-operation of tho Department President,
has arranged a scries of annual exemplifications
for May. Theso exemplifications grow moro
popnlar each year, as tho good roaults aro moro
and moro manifest.
Post 1, of New Bedford, has presented Corps
fj3 with a beautiful flap, mounted, Commander
Thomas W. Cook making the presentation
speech. It will bo used weekly under saluto
to tho flag exercises.
Past National President E. Florcnco Barker
has been elected President of the Woman's
Club Houso Corporation, a project in which
she has taken much interest. Sho is also Vice
President of the Ladies Afd Association of tho
Soldiers' Homo, and Trusteo ( tho Maiden
Hospital. With all this hor interest iu Belief
Corp3 work knows no abatement.
Corps 110, Winchoudon, entertained tho
Corps of Fitchburg, Gardner, Loominstor, and
Tompleton nt dinner. Tho afternoon wns
given up to sociability and cntortaiuinout for
tho good of the Order.
Corps 125, Spencer, is giving a sorics of After
noon Teas, connected with a Loan and Art Ex
hibition, continuing through tho evening.
Corps 95, Now Bedford, gavo an amusing
Poverty Social, awarding prizes to tho poorest
dressed man and woman present. This Corps
gives tho drama of ' Comrade3 " early in May.
U.S. Grant Corps, of Melro3C, has closed a
successful sale, supper, and eutcrtaiumout;
benefit of tho relief fund.
Corps 157, Boston; BigFivo, Wakefield; Geo.
S. Bothwoil, Ayor, and David A. Russoll, Whit
man, aro among tho latest to roport successful
Col. Thomas E. Barker and wife, FlorencoE.
Barker, Past National President, W.R.C., aro
in Georgetown, guests of Corporal and Mrs.
Tanner. Col. Barker's health is much im
proved. Tbo ninth anniversary of Corps 1G1, Wobnrn,
was attoniicil uy a liostot i;opauincni; ami na
tional officers, past and present. Tho delega
tion was headed by Department Presidont
Ellen A. Brigham.
Marcus Keep Corps, 145, Mouson, had a " Tea"
test at a recent entertainment, which afforded
much amusement. A list of questions was
given each woman to bo answered by a word
ending t or ty. A souvenir was given to tho
one giving tho largest number of correct an
swers. Clara Trcst, on behalf of Corp3 30, has pre
sented a flag to the Prospect Hill Schoolhouse.
There was a public flag raising, preceded by
the formal presentation when addresses wero
mado by members of tho School Board, Senator
Galloupe, and others. As tho flag was raised
over tho building tho Corps sang tho "Star
Spanglfd Banner," while a shower of tiny
Hag3 came floating down.
At the public entertninmont of C. D. Sanford
Corps, 32, North Adams, tho children gavo the
flag salute. J. C. Frcomau Corps, 51, Provi
doncctown, gavo a highly successful entertain
ment in Masonic Hall.
Corpa 102, East Weymouth, Sarah E. Cain,
President, have presented tho High and Gram
mar Schools charts of tho Declaration of Inde
pendence neatly framed. Thero was a public
meeting, upon which occasion Bradford Ilawes,
Trustee, and Superintendent I. N. Norcros3
and others spoko very favorably of tho flag
salute and tho inculcation of patriotic princi
ples In tho schools.
Roynolds Corps, Weymouth, entertained
Hiiiuman Corps. Department Senior Vice
President Emilie L. W. Waterman was present
and responded to tho address of welcome of tha
Corps President. At tho entertainment which
followed Declaration of Independence charts
woro presented to eight schools of the town.
Fletcher Webster Corps, 7, Brocton, visited
tho Post at a regular meeting, when $100 wa3
presented tho Post by Mrs. Griffeth. This
money was bounty money placed in her hands
by her husband when ho volunteered as a Union
soldier. She said sho had never seen tho day
when alio could ubo it for herself, and desired
thevcUjrans of Post 13 to" havo the benefit of it'
in tho narno of her deceased husband, Charles
W. Griffeth, Co. iJ, 3d Ma33. There wero tcar3
iu tho oyes of every comrade when tho gift was
accepted. Tho Corps has presented tho Post
with a copy of Massachusetts Belief Corps his
tory, 100 dining-hall chairs and othor conveni
ences for uso at entertainments.
DEPARTMENT OF, OniO.
Department Correspondent Mary A. Lyons
writes of extensive arrangements by the"Beliof
Corps of tho Ohio Capital for the pleasure of
tho 13th annual Convention, beginning at Co
lumbus, May 10, and lasting threo days.
Sho has good reports ot Relief Corp3 work
from all .parts of' tho. State, aud Department
officers report a year 4of great profit aud
G. W. Larrimore Corps, 29G, with 47 mom
bcrs iu good stauding, is reported active iu all
Andrew Corps, 33, Ashland, announce with
pleasure tho candidacy of Emma F. Crcssinger
for Department President. Sho lias had wide
experience in Relief Corps work, local and De
partment, extending over many yoar3.
David Ludlow Corps, 35, is assisting tho Post
in arrangements for a bazar. Past Department
Inspector Mary C. Wcntzoll reports the pur
chase of a Jlomo, which thu Corps will furnish.
Past Dopartment President Sarah D. Wiuans
improves gradually,jyhilo enjoying tho baths
at Mr. demons, Mich.
Choato Corps, 218, unanimously indorsed
Hnuiiah U. Maxou for Department President,
believing her to bo a loyal woman, with tho
best interests of our Order at heart.
ALL ALONO THE LINE.
Tho Journal of the 12th Animal Convention,
Department of Vermont, issued by Past De
partment President Delia M. Needham is an
interesting vol u mo of 100 pages, of which tho
report of tho Committee on Patriotic Teachiug
is especially oncouraging. From this wo Iearu
that up to tho dato of Convention 154 schools
were reported as using tho Raich saluto to tho
flag, and 31 tho Bellamy saluto. Tho number
of schools displaying tho flag, 99; number in
which tho liag salute is given nt morntug ex
Barbara Friotchio Corps, Brooklyn, N. Y.,
had a benefit on their birthday for tho rcliof
fund. Tho entertainment program was fol
lowed by dauciug aud supper, aud a goodly
Alfred Tolcs Corps, Littlo Marsh, Pa., added
25 members to their ro3ter tho past year. Tho
oldest, Mrs. Sarah Hulbrook, who, although
nearly 80 yoars old, is still ns patriotic as iu
the sixties, whon'sho was an nctivo member of
tho Ladies' Aid Society, is tho daughtor of
Elijah Weeks, who was a private in Capt.
Thomas's company, Massachusetts troops, in
the war of 177G. Corps 28 expects to placo Old
Glory over every schoolhouso in tho place.
Department President A. Louiso Putnam,
Brattloboro, Vt., has been for 12 years an active
member of the Woman's Relief Corps, nnd most
of tho time in oflice, Corps or Department.
She wns two yoars President of Sedgwick Corps,
serving as President, Secretary and Senior Vice
President, and has held every ollico in tbo De
partment except Junior Vice-President aud
Among Poslg and Corp3 proparing to give
Memorial of tho Flowers as a part of Memorial
Day exercises, aro Alexander Corps, Piqua, 0. ;
Corps 'at Boiso City, Idaho; Frank Lowrio
Corps, Clinton, III.; Corps 232, Lohrvillo, Iowa;
tho G.A.B. at Malta Bend, Mo. ; and tho Corps
of South Lyndoboro, N. H.
Tho Momorial Relief Corps Board of Penn
sylvania havo got up tho Lcttor-Chain scliemo
for tho purpose of paying off tho indebtedness
upon tho Homo.
Tho Corps at South Lyndoboro, N. H havo
$125 in thoir piano fund. Thoy expect to pur
chaso a piano tho coining Fall, and will gon
crously allow othor organizations tho freo uso
Charlotto W. Hawcs, Third Park stroot, Bos
ton, Mass., is tho composer aud publisher of
numerous spirited songs for young people. Her
song, "I am a Truo American, with Spirit
Young and Freo," has bad a wido circulation
tho country over.
Past Department President Flora Wulschnor,
of Indiana, is an activo member of tho Daugh
ters of tho Involution of Indianapolis.
Drunkenness is a Disease.
Will send freo Book of Particulars, now lo
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without the knowledge of tho patient. Addreaa
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Jamc3 II. Smith, Secretary. Newark, O.: Tho
50th anniversary of tho first battle in tho wr
with Mexico Palo Alto will bo culebrated by
the Ohio State Association of Mexican War
Veterans, at National Soldlors' Jlomo, Dayton,
O., Friday, Mny8. Latch-string out to all
veterans aud friemls.
Barney Seaman, Secretary, 5161 SUnerva,
avenuo, St. Louis: Kennlon 1st Mo. at Con
cordia Club House, 1441 Chouteau avoruo, St.
Louis, April 27.
Tho niuth Ecnnion of tho yd JL J. Brigade
Association was held in Paterson. N. J.. April
0. Tho Association is composod of members of
the 5th, Gth. 7th. Stlv and 11th N. J.; tho 1st.
11th, and 10th Mass.; the 20th Pa., and tho 2d
N. II., and every Stoto sent a good-sized dele
gation. President Henry E. Garrison, of
Paterson, was in tho chair, and after a few
brief remarks called upon Bev. John H. Robin
son to open tho proceedings with prayer.
Capt. U. B. Tito?, of Trenton. Secretary of tho
Association; Troasurer James B. Clugaton, of
Tronton- nntl nimnTiln V. m.r1- fMir r
Phillipsburg, presented their animal reports.
wen. itosiinjr. ot Mrcnton, made a lengthy and
eloquent speech in fnvor of tho Stato appro
priating money for tbo purpose of erecting a.
momorial to tho heroic dead of the Stato. Ho
oflTercd a resolution that a committee of Ave bo
appointed by the-Association to visit tho next
session of tho Legislate ro and try to prevail
npon tho members to appropriate money for
statue to bo orected on the Stato Houso grounds,
at Trenton. Officers wore olcctnd as fnllnw-
Pres., U. B. Titus; V.-P., Robert Eagan ; Sec...
Maj. Andris, tfew York; Treas., James B.
Clugston, Trenton; Chap., E. Clark Cliue.
Bnlld Up tho Sons of Veteran.
Editor National Tuinrais: While not of
controversial disposition, I havo read with in
terest what other members havo said regarding
tho Sons of Veterans.
When I hear that thero is a company of somo
60 veterans of tho Federal army in the City
Almshouse men who fought for tho Nation'9
life successfully, which is best for all. South
erners now admit I would repeat that the
Sons do not want financial but solely moral
support from tho raombors of tho Grand Army.
It seems a great pity that tho country's de
fenders should havo no bettor standing than,
an assisted immigrant who. bv hook or crook,
without means or ability to earn a living, be
comes a charge on the municipality.
Of course, the whito and colored population
aro all descended from former immigrants who
camo hero for ono reason or other, but tho ma
jority of their ancestors wero able-abodied men
and women. A thiiif ia ilmm t ?; r t,.
quickly. If the members of tho Grand Aruav
are really interested in seeing the boys succeed
them, let them through their properly elected
delegates at tho next National Encampment
say so. It will net take much timo nor inter
fero with the general order of business. Do oi
do not the majority of veterans of tho Fedora'
army and navy of 18l-'65 wish to seo a suo
cessful organization of later origin carrying oi
the work of F., C. aud L.? I havo boon tolo
that they do not, hut my vision and accurate
knowledge havo been bounded by a fow square
miles ont of tho 3,000,000 or so which aro the
area of tho United States. TJnles3 someone els
nii3Uiiderstand3 me, this 13 my finis. Wilson
Xobr.islca Tadies of the G.A.I?.
Editor National Tribune: Garfield Cir
cle, 20, Fort Omaha, is sending out petitions to
cvery Circle in tho Stato to bo signed by all
members, praying Hon. J. M. Thurston, il. C.
to use in3 brst efforts to securo the passage or
tho Servico Pension Bill. This is a 3tep in the
right direction. Wo hopo all Circles will bo
represented. Garfield Circle gavo a very suc
cessful masked ball 3Iarch 17.
S. A. Douglas Circle, 20, North Platte, is pre
paring for an "Evening of Patriotic Songs," to
be hold April 18, proceeds to bo used for ex
penses of Decoration Day.
Department President Sarah A. Mason, of
Ord, closes General Order 1 with the following:
extract: "Sisters, another year's work is be
fore us. Our prospects for tho future aro
brighter than ever. Lot ns redouble our
labors, striving in every honorable way to ex
tend the noble principles of onr Order."
Cheering words, indeed. Sisters from oth'er
Departments, let U3 hear from yon. Every
day brings to us fresh ovideuco that it is to tho
nearcst relatives of hia comrades that tho old
veteran appeals when in distress. May we
nover fail him. let U3 remember that it was
women eligible to membership in our Order of
whom tho immortal Lincoln said :
"If, when tho Government called for volun
teers, tbo women had hung upon tho neck3 of
their fathers, husbands, sons, and brothers,
with tears and entreaties that they should be
deaf to its call, wo should havo beeu obliged to
draft soldiers, which would havo made the war
uupopular from tho start."
Also, to quote from tho words of the same
grand man :
"Let us havo faith that right is might, and
in that faith go forward, doing our duty as be36
we understand it."
A glorious heritage 13 onrs. Tho badge of
tho Ladies of the G.A.R. is significant of the
fact that tho wearer is a near and dear relative
of some of our country's brave defenders in
tho hour of her greatest need. W. E. Hesse,
Department Corresponding Secretary, North
Cora B. Pike, the new Department President,
is the daughter of Chas. O. Pike, who served a3
a private in the 1st Mas3. Light Battery. Miss
Pike was born in Chariestown, Dec. 7, 1867, and
Cora B. Pike, Depart.ment President.
is a graduate of the Shurtleff School of Sonth.
Boston. She wa3 tho first President of Mary
A.Livermoro Tent, of South Boston, and baa-
held oflico in Charles Eussoll Lowel Corps, 28,
At Short Itnnge.
Editor National Tribune: I am sorry
to spoil Comrado French's hopes, but as he i
after " that other younger follow," it's a short
range target. I was elected Commandor of
Eouo Post, 15, Department of Kansas, Nicker-
son. Kan., in 1S73. at tho age of 33. Abram J.
Locke, Co. F, 3d Vt., Rahway, N. J.
Oldest Son of Veteran.
Editor National Tribune: I claim to ho
the oldest son of a votoran. Mv name ia Bailey
E. Poor, private. Battery H, lafc N. Y. L. A.
My father, Elijah Poor, was a private in tha
92d N. Y. Ho was taken prisonorat Fair Oaka
in 1S62. I am 69 years old. 3fy father wa
taken to Libby Prison, and I havo never Hoard'
of him since. Bailey E. Poor, Fairburg, Neb.
Both Have a Chance.
She It is all so nice for yon to go down
to the club to break the monotony and all
that sort of thing-, but where do I come in?
He You get your share iu getting rid of
me for while.
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