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THE NATIONAL KBIBUBB: WASHINGTON!1 3L. a.1 THURSDAY, MAY 7. 1896:
Jif GRAND AMJY.
WLat is Beins Done by (he Veterans
. for the Good of the Order.
IIo Was a Soldier.
Editou National Tuibunk: I read tliat
some Stulo in tho West claims to havo tho
youngest G.A.R. man. IIo proves to bo a
drummer boy, enlisted at eight years. I havo
no right todisputo tho man's word, but it looks
absurd that a boy of eight years would bo al
lowed to enlist in tho Goverunieut Eorvice as a
"- Now, I will tell you my record. I was a sol--dicr,
and I consider that I aiu one of tho young
OS t men who enlisted ami carried a gun. I was
horn July 12, 1850. 1 enlisted Aug. 17, ISGi.
and wont" with my company as a soldier. 1
-was in the 1st Colo, battery. I am tlio young
est soldier in this part of tho country. I bo
long to Gen. Fred Land us Post, 83, Depart
ment of Washington and Alaska. Ii. 11. 3Iak
txn, Farmington, Wash.
Another Young- Commander.
EniTOit Rational Tkibunk: I was born
on tho 17th dav of December, 1840, and am
Past Commander of Phil H. Sheridan Post, 5159,
Department of Indiana. J will be just 47 years
of ago mi tho lTtli of Deceuibar, 1S9G. I was a
member of Co. G. 22d Ind. I enlisted on tho
3didiiy of February, 1SG1. and was discharged
j.4n August, 18G3. at close of tho war. I am not
positive or tho date of my scrvico as com
mander, hut think it was in !Sb7 or 1888.
23i:njamix hi. Spinner, 713 Jackson sticct,
Ono of tho "Boys."
Editor National Tribune: I think I am
onobflho "boys." I was born Aug. 3, ISoO.
Jam a member of S. S. Holmes Post, 4'J. I en
'Ustediin January. I8G4, and was mustered into
eervico Feb. 9, 16G4, as a private, in Co. M, 9th
Midi. Cav. 1 was with the regiment through
Kentucky and Tennessee, and fiom Atlanta to
tho sea. I was mustered out witii tho rcgi
jnent at Lexington. N. C. 1 enlisted at Adrian,
Midi., and was credited to Madison Township,
Leneweo Co.,-Mich. I now resido at Cygnet,
O. Myhon Sutton.
Department Commander John L. Clem, in
last General Orders, says : " Comrades of this
department have a special responsibility resting
upon thorn on Memorial Day. Within our geo
graphical limits aro four National cemeteries
- where repose tho remains of nearly 36,300 of
old comrades and shipmates, representing all
urms.of the service and nearly every State in
the Union: AtMariotta.10.lGG; Andersonville,
13.762; IJeaufort, 9,307; Florence, 3,013.
From reports niado to tho Dcpaitmcnt Chap
'in, tho gratifying information is obtained
that every mound was decorated with flag aud
blossom last year. It is a glorious record of
duty well performed. Wo will do no less this
G, W. Trafton Post, 239, Knoxville Com.,
J. B. Wilder; S. V. C, G. W. Withcrcl; J. V. C,
James Rogers; Sure, It. F. Duucan ; Adj't, H.
L. Clapp; Chap., L. T. Eowc; Q. M., U. II.
Ueamer; O. D., S. U. Crump; O. G., E. W.
"Woolsey ; Delegate, F. S. Bcamer.
13. Buford Post,24G, Piasa Com., Thomas
"McCoy ; S. V. C, Andrew Allen ; J. V. C, Wm.
Carter; Q. hi., hi. P.. Thompson ; Chap., James
Smith; Adj't, George James; O. IX, Matt
Wavers; Surg., James Leaton; O. G., William
H. Mat-shell; Delegate, Frauk Corgi ne.
Carter Wright Post, 772. Somonauk Com.,
J. F. Poplin; S. V. C, It. Eunney; J. V. C, J.
Bochtler; Adj't, J. M. Skinner; Q. M., Win:
Browning; Chap., E.E. Helms; O. D., L. Mete
bach ; O. G., H. Motebach.
Yorkvillo Post, 522, Yorkville Com., A. D.
Curran; S. V. C., Dow Shibley; J. V. C, Joseph
Jenkinson; Q. M., F. M. Hobbs; Adj't, J. S.
"Wilson; O. D., Ii. W. Willett; Chap., John E.
Marshall; O. G Fred Emde; Surg., Dr. Swoet
land; Q. M. S., William Sinn; S. M., E. P. Har
rington. Talbot Post, G94, Aloxis Com., J. T. Mor
ford; S.V. C, T. G. Brown; J.V. C, William
Filler; Adj't, W. P. Morgan ; Surg., Dr. J. F.
MeCatchan; Chap., Thomas Lovridge; Q. M.,
C.E. Johnstone; O. D., D. M. Hardrakcr; O.
G.. H.-D. Aur.
Tho Post at Bethany has elected officers for
1E9G as follows Com., J. H. Crowder: S.V. C,
S. E. Davis; J. V. G, G. A. Mitchell; Q. M., J.
A' Butt; Surg., G.W.Hudson; O.G..S. M. Mc
EoyuoldB; Chap., D. F. Kennedy. Delegate,
G. W. Hudson.
Dwight Post, G2G, Dwight Com.. E. F.
"Wright; S. V. C, Martin Seabert; J. V. C. G.
A. Seymour; Q. M., Jas. Williams; O. D., Wm.
B. Brown; O. G., A. O. Walso; Surg., Martin
Ecinhart; Chap., M. McLane. Delegate, 3Iar
ln Seabert; Alternate, TJios. Weldon.
William B. Archer Post, 119, Marshall
Com., Ed. Harlin.; S.V. C, T. W. Clark; J. V.
C A. L. Homerton; Q. M., Zimry Thompson ;
O. D., L. Archer; Adj't, John Christ; Chap.,
CiiriB Auaker; Surg., N. McCauu; O. G., T.
Joe Hooker Post, 69. Canton Com., Jacob
Fink; S. V. C, B. If. Messier; J. V. C, Wm.
Conrad; Q. M., C. T. Coleman; Adi't, Stephen
Allen; Surg., G. W. llowly; Chap., C. W.
Sanders; O. IX, Gcorgo Muzzr; O. G., E. E.
Griflis; Q.M.S., Washington Baylor; S. M., W.
Tho loth annual Encampment of the Depart
ment of Kansas was held at Bcloit April 21, 22
and 23. The visitors wero welcomed to tho
tity by Hon. A. If. Ellis. Department Com
mander Harm responded to the address of wcl
jomo. Four hundred official badges had boon pre
pared by tho local committee, but boforo tho
Encampment was closed 443 delegates wero re
ported by the Credential Committee, and other
badges were provided. Tho reports presented
show 440 Posts in qod standing, with a mem
bership of 34,891 for the quarter onding Der.
31. Cash in Quartermaster's hands, $2,5G9.53,
and no bills unpaid.
The parade occurred tho afternoon of April
2. Alter tho parade tho election of officers
was takon up by tho Encampment, and the fol
lowing chosen: Dep't Com.. Wm. C. Whitney;
S. V. C., Ed B. Jones; J. V. C, D. S. Elliot;
Medical Director, A. A. IZaub; Chap. 11. D.
Tho nowly-oloctcd officers wero installed on
Thursday morning, and Commander Whitnoy
appointed J. Y. Kilesas his Assistaut Adjulant
Gcueral and Absistant Quartormastcr-Gonetal.
The next Encampment will bo held at Cha
nute. LOUISIANA AND MISSISSIPPI.
The 13th Annual Encampment of this Do--partmont
wa8 hold at Odd Follows Hall, New
Orleans, April 17, with an attendance of about
125. Tho hall was prettily decorated with flags
aud bunting in honor of tho occasion and tho
banquet-room, with tho long tables and flowers,
presented an inviting appearance.
In his annual address Department Com
mander Charles W. Keoting baid: "A little
moro than one year ago you conforred upon me
for tho second timo tho high honor of Com
mander of iho Department of Louisiana aud
ilissishippi. It now atlords mo ureat pleasure
to be able to report that not a single Post has
disbanded during tho year, hut on tho other
Land that thrco now Posts havo boon organized
as follows: James Lynch. 33, at Port Gibson!
JInw.; Lako Providence, 34, at Lako Prvi
ience, Ln.; Gon. Phelps, 25, at Lafayette, La.
"Tho report of tho Assistant Adjutant Gen
eral shows the number of comrades in good
standing in this Dopurtment for tho year end
ing Doc. 31, 1895, to bo 1,234, including 2D
members mustered in at organization or Gen.
Phelps Post, 35. at Lafayotto, La., Jan. 8, 189G.
"iTocret very much not to ho able to show
n incroaso in membership ovr the reports of
last year; but when wo take into considpration
that-nearly all old Union soldiers rcsidiug iu
the Suites of Louisiaua and Mississippi jiro in
s great mcabiiro dependent on the earnings ro
coived fiom their daily labor lofurnibhiupport
for themselves aud families, and that tho gen
eral depression in business during the past two
yeais has been such as to deprive many of them
of steady employment; when wo think of this
and many other obstacles that wo havo been
obliged to battle against in our old age, I fool
that we aro to bo congratulated upon tho ex
cellent showing made by our Department or
ganization during tho year 1895."
Tho following officers wero elected during
the session, to servo for tho ensuinn var-
Itep t Com.. Col. C. W. Keeling: S. V. C. Col.
homas L. MacVey ; J. V. C, N. A. Anderson ;
urg., Dr. J. 11. Vaudergrifl; Chap Franklin
Taylor; Ass't Adj'i-Gcn., E. H. Wheolor; Ass7t
Q. AI.-Gen., E. S. Stoddard ; Dep't Jnspoctor,
A. S. Badger; Judge-Advocate, W. J. Rudolph ;
Chief Mustering Officer, F. C. Antoinc. Coun
cil of Adminisi ration, Ernest Longpro, Paul
Urucc, Lem Williams, Louis Herman. Henry
Strow; Delegates to National Encampment,
D. EL Swc;f, lsa5,'h Kelly; Alternates, William
Ifodgcrs, Clayton bt turns.
This is tho third consecutive year that Col.
Keeling has been selected to fill tho highest
position in the gift of tho Department, aud his
popularity and ailministrativo qualities woro
duly recognized by his selection for tho high
office for tiic next term.
Wxu. Logan Hodman Post, 1, Now Bedford
Com., Thomas W. Cook; S. V. C, William W.
Atwood; J. V. C, George 11. Carpenter; Surg.,
Cornelius Harrington; Chap., Jqhn II. Law
rence; Q. M., Charles T. Burgess; Adj't. Chas.
H. Foibes; O. IX, Joseph Donagby; O. G.,
Wm. C. GifTord; S. M.. Sam'l S.Broadbent; Q.
M. S., Caleb G. Shcpard.
Capt. Horace Nilc3 Post. 110. Brockton
Com., Moses W. Hunt; S. V. C, Lorenzo Wil
bur; J.V. Q, John Curran ; Adj't, W. A. Creak;
Q. hi., Horncc Drake; O. D., Nathaniel Tirrcll;
O. G., Samuel A. Foster; S. M., William II. Al
den; Q. M. S.. Charles If. Wildo; Surg., Frank
Stetson ; Chap., Marcus N. Poole.
Post3G. Arlington Hights Com.. Charlos S.
Parker; S.V. C, Alfred Pierce; J.V. C, Zcnas
(I Estes; Q. M., James A. Blanchard; Adj't,
Sylvester C. Frost; Surg., David Chenery;
Chap., H. M. Woodward; O. D., Franklin D.
Koberts; O. G., Albert D. jrorso; S. M., Con
stant F. Oakmau; Q. M. S., Joseph L. Dow.
Burlingamo Post, 402, Akron Com. John
Graham; S. V. C, John Eothermeh ; J.V. C.,
Z. Hess ; Q. M., E. G. Mathews ; O. G., John E.
Evans; O. D., Wm. Gardner; Chap., Geo.
Eddy; Surg., J. B. Going; Adj't, Geo. J. Dart;
S. M., E. A. Dickey; Q. M. &, W. E. Bills.
Eansom Post, 69, Flnshiug Com., Cvrus
Pholps; S. V. C, W. J. Ottaway ; J. V. C, E. Tu
Stevens; Surg., W. V. Banning; Q. M., John
Wheeler; O. D John M. Caldwell; O. G., A.
F. Bennett; Adi't. J. M. Greenfield; Chap.,
James Armstrong; Q. M. S., A. D. Olmstcad;
S. M., Wm. Stone.
John P. Hart Post, 421, Crystal Falls Com..
Martin Bach; S. V. C. W. J. Ansbouna; J. V.
C, Henry Baker; Q. M., John Parker; Adj't,
Hiram Fribely; O. IX, Wm. S. ChafTco; O. G.,
Ecubeu Eldred; Delegate, Martin Bach.
Eansom Post, 9, Flushing Com., Cyrns
Phelps; S. V. Q, W.J. Ottaway; J. V. G, E. R.
Stevens; Surg., W. V. Banning; Q. M., John
Wheeler; O. IX, J. M. Caldwell; O. G., A. F.
Bennett; Adj't, J. M. Greenfield; Chap., James
Armstrong; Q. M. S.,.A- D. Olmstcad; S. M., I.
E. Eiggs; Guard, E. Delong.
Thomas Manning Post, 57, Marccllus Com.,
Levi Dennis; 5. V. C, ClarencoLomison; J.V.
C, G. M. Munger; Q..M., B. F. Groner; Chap.,
II. .7. Kdlogg; Surg., B. F.Adams; O. D., W.
H. Snider; O. G.f H. S. Shoideu ; Delegate, John
Wm. T. Sherman Post, 410, Vassar Com., J.
U. Browns; S. V. C, C. E. Murray; J. V. G,
Henry Adams; Chap., E. A. Hodman; Q. M.,
Jared Downer; O. IX, James Taylor; Surg.,
Eobcrt Iilackmcr; 0. G., Eussell Eoss; Adj't,
W. S. Elliot; Q. M. S.. James Bennett.
Michigan Post, 393, Detroit Com., Joseph
Doherty: S. V. G, Honry Lorenzen; J. V. G,
Charles A. Gordcn ; Q. M., John Griswold;
Surg., Frank Schwab; Chap., Julius Farkell;
Adj't, James H. Haight; 0. D., John Shocll;
O. G., John Nagle; S. M., Frank Ilickards; Q.
M. S., John Boylaud.
E. P. Carnes Post, 374, Dunlap Com., C. D.
Hoskins; S. V. G, Isaac Elliott: J. V. G, H.
Gregg; Adj't, S. A. Hartlev ; Q. M., J. B. II iuk
loy; Chap., L. S. Flcshman; O. D., W. B. Slier
row ; Surg., IX A. Hollaway ; 0. G., D. C. Vance;
S. AT., Job ii Cook ; Q. 31. S.. P. S. Conger. Dele
gates, John Cook, C. P. Ellis.
J. I. Wray Post, 431, Egypt Mills Com.,
John 31. Brown; S. V. C, Hiram Simmons; J.
V. G, John Kcrtcrson; Q. M- Jacob Eubel;
Surg., John Schatte; Chap., Ebenezer Weath
erford; O. D., Henry Brockmeir; O. G., Emil
Schnoider; Adj't, Fred. Hahn; Q. M. S., Louis
Eubel; S. M., Wm. Faest.
Lieut. T. D. Ncal Post, 124, Bethany Com.,
Wm. H. Hcaston; S. V. G, Albert Eeeves; J.
V. G, Wm. H. Williamson ; Chap., E. H. Wren ;
Q. M., J. W. Kenyon; Surg., A. J. Fuller; O.
D., E. S. Miner; O. G., W- J. Taylor; Delegates,
David Goucher, B. T. Bcvcllc.
Post 50G. Indian Grove Com., Henry Nich
olson; S. V. G, J. W. Lanco; J. V. G, James
W. Davis; Q. hi., hi. O. Stoncr; Chap., IX
Longsdorf; O. IX, Jno. Bachtel; 0. G., J. Eoh
wedder; Adj't, J. W. Isle.
Hampton Post, 51G, Newport Com.. Fred E.
Smith: S. V. G, Wm. E. Ncsbitt; J. V. G, Eli
Schonf; Q. M., S. B. Foreman; Surg.. S. N.
Martin; Chap., Zenas Kirkpiitrick; O.J).,M.
IX Harney; 0. G., John E. Leo; Adj't, John O.
Post 1CI, Buffalo Com.. E. S. Battin ; S.V. G,
Isaac Clark; J. V. G. Willis Swift; Q. M.,
Dennis M. Eust; Snrg., Z. L. Slavens; Chap.,
James Sharp: 0. IX, Eobert Jack ; O. G., John
A. Eomscy; Delegate. Jacob Drake.
Peabody Post, 41, Savannah Com., William
Mitchell ; S. V. G. James Irwin ; J. V. G, A. S.
Kolb; Chap., S. Ilnfman; Q. M., Petec Neff;
Surg., J. 11. Eevell; O. IX, Jules Snitzner;
Adj'r, William Herndon; O. G., Wm. Deacon;
Delegate, G. W. Howard.
Marcelino Post, 3S7, Marcdino Com., Aaron
Boot; S. V. G, Jacob Eansomer; J. V. G, Wm.
Cromo; 0. IX, Thomas Giliam; 0. G., D. IX
Burch; Surg., L. L. Martin; Q. hi., W. Parks;
S. M., George Stout; Chap., J. S. Davis; Adj'r,
GcorgeSmith Post,53,Sodalia Com., Joseph
Kinglcy ; S. V G, J. N. Clark ; J. V. G, John
A. Glover; Q. hi., James A. Capon ; O. IX, Chas.
jvuucr, vuap., .ioiiu jioisman; burg., John .
Trader; O. G., Fred Schneider.
E. P. Carnes Pobt. 374, Dunlap Com., C. D.
Hoskins; S.V. G, Isaac Elliott; J. V. G, H.
Gregg; Q. M., J. K Hinkloy; 0. IX, W. B.
Sherrow; Chap., L. S. Flcshman; Surg., D. A.
llolloway; O. G.f IX G A'anco; Adj't, S. A.
Hartly; Delegate, John Cook; Trustees, Isaac
Elliott, L. S. Flcshman.
Bugji. of Georgo Crook Post. 2G2. Omaha,
!: ''This Post was organized about eicht
years airo, and has now a membership of 1HG.
Wo mastered during tbo first quarter of this
year 4U memuers, ana Just two by death.
mUEteicd during tho last quarter of tho year
01 iojj ai. wo aro m excellent condition.
Wo have ono of tho very best of auxiliaries
George Ciook Corps, 88 good, energetic work
ers who havo been a great support to tho Tost.
Wo anticipate mustering a Sous of Veterans
Lamp 111 tho noar future."
A. Dufur; 0. 1)., W.E.Stowcll; 0. G.,C.Most;
Delegate, Miller Valentine.
Bradley Post, 131, Wood Eiver Cora., G. W.
Mill.-r; S.V. G, J. J. Hccdca; J. V. G, J. D.
waiuiews; ij. ju., jos. T. JCoss; Adj't, A. C.
White; O. IX, Geo. W. PJummor; O. G., Peter
Be r wood
Too; vnap., j. j. aicwantels; Trustees,
i White, Geo. V. Miller, and Jos. T. Boss.
Frank Lloyd Post, 79, South Eivcr-
Charles .Tonus; S. V. C, John Bell; J.V. C,
Wm. M. Appleby; Adj't, Wm. H.Smith; Q.M.,
Jacob Smock; Sun.'., Samuel Yates; Chap;,
Georgo Doln.011 ; O. D., Houry Van Hise; O. G.
John Thompson. '
German Mettcrnich Post, 122. Brooklyn
Com., Louis Finkclmcier; S. V. G, Henry
Schaefer; J.V. C, Charles Eberhardt; Adj't
Wm.IIorth; Q. M., Frauk Hoeleman; Chap.!
licdonck J. Backhaus; O. IX, John Mess
Snrg.. Georgo Schiofer; O. G., Chas. Hock; s'
M Georgo Osswald ; Q. M. S., Anton Muller.
Hatch Post, 211, Fiiondship Com., D C
McKet; S. V. G, Wm. B. Voorhis; J. V. G, M.
M. Allen; O. IX, James T. Bundich: Chap
Wm. Wrightman ; Surg., Dr. E. A. Willard '
Q, M., J. Fisher; Q. M. S., James H. Howard
Adj't, L. Burdick; S. hi., Chester Scott; O. G.',
Walter 11. Boncdict Post, 3GC, Plntlsbnrg
Com., Moses Bourdon; S. V. G, J. H. Grogan;
J. V. ('., A. Lafano; Adj't, Orra Bonnett;
Surg., Frank Madden; Q. M., D. S. Binnings;
Chap., J. J. Stoltzer; O. IX, Frauk Crozicr;
O. G., A. Suymour; S. 1L, Silas Guathier; Q.
M. S., M. Wjlletfc.
Gcorgo A. Tumbull Post, 157, Espcrance
Com., E. W. Flower; S. V. C, D. Norwood; J.
V. G, John T. Montanyl; Adj't, W. J. Mc
Duflic; O. D., M. Tompkins; O. G., Win. Lan
ders; Chap., G E. Church; Q. M., I. Huntor;
Surg., 11 Montanyl.
P. S. Gilmoro Post, 452, Brooklvn Com., L.
O'Bojlly; S. V. G, Malcolm II oilman ; J.V.
C Edward Fink; Adj't. J. G. PJeitfer; Q. M.,
Jno Hammerschmitt: Sure. Wm. finhr.-nlir.
Chap., Bornliard Seitz; 0. IX. Fritz Eeutor;
O. G., F- O. Borguist; S. M., Jamca D. Turn-
Hunter Post, Ohioa Com., H. McLaughlin
S. V. G, T. T. Hill; J. V. G. Moses Taylor
Q. M.,G Kingsbury; Surg.. M. C. Fitzcrt Chan..
bull; Q. M. S., John Gabriel j 1, 0,, Fred Fahr;
O. G., Emil Hampc
Charles E. Scilloy Post, 303. Chcsliiro Com.,
E. J. Springsteen; S.V. G, E. G. Chamborlin;
J. V. G, B. F. Hondorshott; Adj't, S. E. Nolt;
Q. M., Eudolph Len; Snrg.. Frank Daniols;
i;nap., Amos Uroom; O. IX, U. A. Vanwio; O.
G., A. Jameson ; Q."M. S., Wm. Isham ; S. M., J.
H. Bcvard Post, 385, Canal Fulton Com.,
W. G. Myers; S.V. G, S. G. Ott; J. V. G. Jeff
Etliug; Q. M., S. hi. Buckmastcr; O. IX, Dan'l
Harmon; 0. G., Philip Yockoy; Adj't, Com.
Traistor; S. hi., Lowis F. Becker; Q. hi. S.,
John Harhaugh; Surj,'., Com. Horiot; I. G.,
Welch Post, 422, Uhrichvillo Com., Charles
Ganzman ; S. V. C, John W. Guthrie ; J. V. G,
H. 0. Bnsscll; Q. M., James Stancart ; Surg.,
John Brinton; Chap., J. G Guthrio; .0. D.,
J. K. P. Ferrcll ; O. G., Ben Fowler.
Audrcw Crawford Post, G, Now Philadelphia
Com., John Stifllcr; S. V. G, Jacob Wiso; J. V.
G, Henry Congleton ; 0. IX, Geo. W. Knisely ;
O. G., Gcorgo Dunn; Chap., I. L. Hathaway;
Q. M John C. Joss; Q. M. S Lowis Crawford;
S. hi., Jas. hi. Knisely; Adj't, Geo. W. Bowers.
Henry Clark Post, 252, Peru Com., F. E.
Wilcox; S.V. G, Davio. Browncll ; J.V. C,
Ashcr M, Cole; Chap., Channcey Woodruff;
C2. hi., John II. Crawford; O. D., John Barker;
O. G.. J. H. Hakes: Adi't. Harry McConncll;
S. M., E. P. Snyder; Q. M. S., Gcorgo Lamm.
Mycr Post, 5SG, Caledonia Com., W. S. Stono ;
S. V. G, John McCafferty ; J. V. G, John Kin
nomcr; O. IX, If. Hcnson; Q. M., Wm. Kinno
mer; O. G.. Ales Corbin; Chap., IX Tedroe.
Sorg't Holt Post, 43, Eutland Com., G. W.
Carpenter; S.V. C. G. W. Eussell; J.V. G,
Gardner Near; Surg., V. L. Maguirc; Chap.,
Geo. Bean; 0. D Nial Bryno; 0. G., L M.
Chace; Adj't, W. W. Watson; Q. hi., Wm. Cor
son ; S. M., L. T. Smith; Q. M. S., Lowis Spires.
A. IS. Browning Post, G73, Littlo Hocking
Com., A. L. Curtis ; S. V. C. David Galliland ;
J. V. G, Wm. If. Wires; Adj't, John J. Clark ;
Q. M C. L. Knowles; 0. D., L. M. Battin;
Chap., J. A. Brown ; Surg., II. G. Allen ; O. G.,
Eobert Croy ; Q. M. S., James Dalzell ; S. M.,
A. S. Bellows.
Deardorf Brock Post, 50G, Middlolown
Com., Alonzo Ford ; S. V. G, Richard Dowling;
J. V. G, John Doylo; Adj't, W. D. If oman ;
Surg., Benj. Calcs; Chap., J. H. Paine; Q. M.,
If. 11. Hatch; O. IX, John W. Garner; O. G.,
Wm. E. Jowell; S. M., Johu Vaudcrvoort;
Q. hi. S.,Danicl Van tine.
Wm. Eodgors Post. 217, Grigg's Corners
Corn., hi. L. Gillett; S. V. G, S. M. Shnart;
J. V. C, Geo. W. Burch ; 0. D., F. hi. Hines;
Q. JL, E. P. Walker; Surg., Chas. W. Baldwin;
Chap., J. O. Dickson ; 0. G., Omo Cluto; Adj't,
11. L. Smith.
Tod Post, 29, Youngstown Com., Frank ,T.
Kaiser; S. V. G. Garrison Coalo: J. V. G.
Simon S. Mackliu ; Surg.. Thcodoro Brockway ;
unap., John G Whito; O. IX, Juromo F. Hill;
0. G Gcorgo Burrows ; Q. M., J. F. Johnston ;
Adj't, A. S. McCiirlcy; S. M., Austiu Porter;
Q. 31. S., Edwin Wohh.
3Iorris Post, 40. Chagrin Falls Com., A. A.
Kiugsbury; S. V. C, Austin Church ; J. V. 0.,
Ira Fish; Surg., GIL Hubbcll; Q. M., A. E.
Smith ; Adj't, A. A. Gicason ; 0. D., L. 0. Har
ris: O. G. D. L. Fonkell ; Chap., W. W.Hunt;
S. M., J. M. Gates ; Q. M. S., 0. Sucdecker.
John M. Soil Post. 479, Wcsloyville Com.,
John S. Gordon ; S. V. G, J. T. Bennett; J. V.
C, F. Petrio; Surg., H. N. Wadswortb; Chap.,
S. E. Strong; O. IX, 11. Fidler; Adj'r, E. A.
Woodbery ; Q. M., J. A. Brindlc; S. 31., Thos.
Carr; Q. 3r. S., I. G. Thornton.
Corp'I Bacr Post, 277, Delta Com., E. Enff;
S. V. G, E. 11. Lloyd ; J. V. G, 0. List; Q. 31.,
W. Johnson; Chap., J. C. Eamsey ; 0. D.. J.
Pope; O. G., W. Blackburn; Adj't, A. .7. Bur
nett; S. 31.. A. Stephens: Q. 31. S.. T. Du-
phomc; Delegates, Capt. 31. Low, R. ilcCourt
ney. Hurst Post, 8G, Camptown Com., A. G
Hammerly; S. V. C, E. E. Hawkenson; J. V.
G, A.S. Tiffcny; Adj't, Ethel Fuller; Q. 31.,
P. J. 3Iann ; Chap., Martin Smith; O. IX. A. J.
Drake ; O. G.. Chas. Hawley ; S. 31., L. Coburn ;
a M. S.. D. Y. Casswell.
Departmont Commander William E. Stone,
in General Orders, suggests that tho Posts iu
this Department invito tho Woman's Belief
Corps, Sons of Veterans, aud kindred organiza
tions, also the teachers aud pupils of tho schools,
to join with them in fitting obscrv iuco of Me
William Stauloy Post, 148. Uermosa Com.,
J. F. Baker: S. V. G, W. V. Hoisington; J. V.
G, John Remington; Chap., J. A. Boyden;
Q. hi., P. L. ilonaghan ; O. D., John 3IcCarthey;
O. G., Albert Hoisinglon ; Surg.. 3Iarque3 Cole
man ; Adj'r, Geo. Erytou. This Post has com
pleted tho organization of a G.A.U. Cometory
Association, of which Commander Hakcr is
President, Quartermaster 3Ionaghau is Treas
urer, and Chaplain Boyden is Secretary. A
piece of land has been purchased and platted,
a portion of which is to bo used exclusively as
a final resting-placo for deceased soldiers, tho
remainder to bo used for tho public in general.
Tho bodies of deceased soldiers buried in tho
old l.urying-grouud aro being disinterred
and placed iu the new cemetery, whore snit
ablo headstones will bo provided. Tho Quar
termaster reports $75 ou hand iu tho various
funds, and $50, tho receipts of a recent ball
given in tbo interest of tho Cometory Associa
0. 0. Howard Post. 33. Ludlow Com., W. J.
Spcrry; S. V. G, D. W. Bugbce; J. V. G,
Hyland Snell ; Adj'r, E. A. Howo; Q. M., E. E.
Hathorn ; Suxg., Amos S. Bixby; Chap., D." D.
Owen; 0. 1)., Freeman If. Fuller; 0. G., James
Pollard; S. M., W. J. Barrett; Q. M. S., F. A.
J. B. Wymann Post, 32, Clinlonvillo Com.,
Geo. P. Bt-nnett; S. V. G, Joel L. Stewart; J.
V. C, A. W. Eggleston; Q. M.. Daniel Noblo;
O. IX, W. L. Harris; Chap., B. E. L. Der Motto;
0. G., N. B. Carter; Adj't, A. W. Willmarth ;
S. M., Edwin Janes; C). M. S., 11. G. Cook.
H. S. Swift Post, 137. Edgcrton-Com.,
Alder; S. V. G, Chas. Thomas; J. V. G,
Carr; 0. IX, A. B. Campbell ; Adj't, J.
O'Counor; Q. M., T. L. Stillmau; Q. hi.
Milo Collins; Chap., Eilcy Call; Surg.,
rv.nl-. n n. tzn-. 11:11: "'
Nvwn. , . I.,, vwvj;vi lillllll;7.
JairiisEichardson i'ost, 2,Shobnygan Falls
A. 0. Hcald
Icald Post. 192, Cascade Com., V. E
S. V. G. H. Tibbotts; J. V. G, E. If!
; Adj't, L. Gilbert ; Q. M., S. M. Abers ;
Chap.. M. Wordcn; 0. IX, Levi Sharpo; O. G.,
M. Keyes; S. hl.t J. Miuch ; Q. M.S., Joseph
Omclul Ilattlefielil Map of Virginia.
A splendid battlefield map in four colors,
showing all the most famous battlefields of tho
Virginias aud a completo list of 450 battles and
skirmishes, with date, compiled from the ofli
cial war records, will bo mailed to any address
on receipt of 25 cents in stamps. Address U.
L. Truitt, N. W. P. A., Chcs. & Ohio By. 231
Clark St., Chicago, III.
Meetings ami Other Matters Pertaining to
Various Organizations, "
S. E. Nelson, Lawrcnco, Kan.: Comrades of
Co. A, Merrill Horso, who expect to attend tho
National Encampment at St. Paul, arc requested
to writo to A. J. Anson, Marshalltowti, Iowa,
in order that wo may arraugo for a Co. A
John W. Eomino, Secretary and Treasurer,
137 Now street, Newark, N. J.: Eounion 70th
N. Y. at 102 and 1G4 Gates avonue, Brooklyn.
N. Y., Juno 10. '
It. C. Bankin, Corresponding Secretary,
Eipley: Ecuuion 4th Independent Company,
Ohio Cavalry, July 10, at Sardinia.
IX S. Orcutt, Corresponding Secretary, St.
Charles Hotel, Pittsburg:" Eeunion 11th Pa.
Cav. at Chambersburg, Juno 3. Beduced rates
on account of Department Encampment of tho
KVKUY J.ADY SHOULD ICK.VI) THIS.
I will sand free a positive cure for all l'emalc Dis
eases, Irregularities, etc. Atilmple, private trtatment.
a common-sense remedy that never falls. PiusiSwIih
Valuableadvice. Mrs. L. D. ItUDNUT.South Bead, lad.
itenUoa Tlio KaUoaiU UYlbuao.
com., jj. r. iieakl; s. V. G. E. Heideiirciter ;
J. V. C, Horace Wood ; Adj't, M. McKinnon ;
Q. M.. Levi 11. Pierce: Chap., Winget Burgess;
O. IX, M. P. George; 0. G., Chas. Marseilgc;
S. M., John Piper; Q. hi. S., Peter Holm.
Gleanings from National Headquar
ters Notes from DeDartmenls.
Kew Exercise for Hoys nml Girls Who Inr
ticlp.ito in JUcniorlnl Dn- Set to Suitable
Music Sleeping a. Soldier's Sloop.
(Jiy Khle Brownlctfshencood.)
This is an exercise designod for tho part Co
lumbia's childron will have on 3Iomorial Day.
It may be given in a hall as a part of tho pro
gram of tho Grand Army and Eclicf Corps, or
at tho cemetery preceding tho strewing of the
Tho oxorciso is for 21 children. Thcro is a
band of 12 littlo hoys with flags and an equal
number of girls with flowers. Whito waists,
red caps, and blue shoulder sashes may bo worn
by all, or tho shoulder sashes may bo rod, whito
and bluo worn over ordinary clothes. Tasto
and circumstances will dictato tho dross, but
tho moro uniform tho costumes the prettier tho
When given in a nail tho exercise may bo
arranged as follows: Iu tho center of tho stago
and somowhnt back should bo placed an altar
draped with flags. Columbia takes hor station
to tho loft of tho altar and a littlo to the rear.
On her right a flag bcaror holds tho Stripes and
Stars. Behind and on either sido a guard of
veterans in thoir bluo uniforms should bo
ranged; or it may ho a company of National
Guards, with arms at rest.
A baud or a drum corps may play or n cho-.
rus sing a National air, during which tho chil
ilusic Tho boys file in, each hearing a fla:
They arrange themselves in a semi-circlo to tho
right aud loft of Columbia, with faces turned
towards hor. When all aro in position and tho
music has ceased Columbia speaks.
And who nro yon with banner bright
That flnfih no proudly on my .ti-jhl?
Who come with staid and ntnlcry tread
Like those by mnrtiitl niuile led?
FLAO IJOVS ItESPO.VD.
1st boy We aro tlio gmirdi who tand for all,
Who for thoir country rise or fall.
2d boy For those beneath the ocenn's fonm,
Forgotten oft by fricndi and home.
3d boy For those who fell in lonely glen.
Unnumbered by the bous of men.
4th boy For those who went our flag lo fly.
Beneath the dome of freedom's sky.
5th boy For thoc who fought tho goodly fight.
For homo and country aud the right.
Cth boy Forthofo who e'crworostnuch nnd truo
When all the blunts of battle blew.
7th boy For sufTrlng, stnrvfng. tortured men.
Who bravely tiled in prison pen.
8th boy For those who faltered not nor fled.
Though all around was dark and dread.
9th boy For i1io.hu who counted self a-j naiicht.
When homo and country claimed their
10th boy For those who kept the Golden B11I0
In dmiger'd drcadeal training-school.
11th boy For Uioro who held the Union great
Through all the storms of cruel fate.
12lh boy For those who tnke their last long rest
Within the bivouacs of the bleat.
O. roynl gnnrd. mnrch on nnd wnvo
The ling your fathers died to hiivc,
And blent the Inud whose children word
And round her hcroe.V graves keep guard.
Music Tho girls file in two by two, oach
carrying a bouquet, or garland of flowers, or an
evergreen wreath. They arraugo themselves
in a somi-circlo iu front of the boys, witii faces
turned toward Columbia. When all nro in
position and tho music ceases, Columbia again
And who nro you who como to-dny
With flowew iim for holiday?
Wio uiiiiio with ninrchca.iind with song,
And freedom's anthems loud prolong?
Fi.owEn ainr.s, nEsroND.
1st girl We1 are the childrcnibnndcd truo
For ihoso who worellie loyal bine,
2d girl For those who Won undying faino
Wheiibtorms and aorrowa overcame.
3d girl For t ho.so who aiee
0 8fejt!ncilh sun and dow,
1 graved we flower ulrcw.
i' i-P . .
lib irlrl ForthoHO in consecrated irround.
Where valor alc'tWiST fts bleep profound,
tit . l
8th girl I'or tboso who in pome lonely spot
Await the aweel? for(;oLinc-iiot.
Cth girl For those who from thusmoko and flame
Of awful battle never came.
7lh girl For thoso who foil beside the sea,
Forever blest In memory.
8th girl For thoso who stormed tho mountain
And bore old Glory to tho light.
9tb girl For those who sleep their last long Bleep,
Where grateful heartaaiulown and weep.
10th girl For thoso who fell In .storm and smoko
With bodies buried and spirits broke..
11th girl For those who never more vilJ,como
Again lo friends aud earthly home.
12th girl For those who went Ihrougc bloody wars
To save Columbia's Striped and Start.
O, loynl children, softly go
And Htrew the blossoms whito ns snow.
The violets and the roses red,
Abovo Columbia's sainted dead.
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CROWNING THE ALTAR.
When all have spoken, tbo music begins and
a column forms with the boys on tho right with
their flags and tho girls on the loft with their
flower:?. If thoro is room on tho stago a pretty
march may bo executed.
AT TOE CEMETEHV.
When " Columbia's Memorial" is given at
tho cemetery, tho Hags and flowers may bo do
posited on n mound or otbor memorial to tbo
unknown dead, or upon tho soldiors' plot, or at
thosoldiers' monument, tho children marching
to music two aud two.
"Columbia's .Memorial," illustrated and ac
companied by appropriato music, appears iu
tho Memorial Day number of tho Acme Haver
sack, Syracuse, N. Y. ; prico 15 cents a copy.
Tho following song, written for "Columbia's
Memorial" by Co in r a do J. C. O. Bcdington,
and set to original music, is designed to bo
sung when tho boys aud girls aro depositing
their flowers ami flags:
SLEEPING A SOLDinr.'s SLEEP.
By Comrade Htdiiiglon.
Svrcetho the nlumbsr of heroes at rest.
Sleeping the sleep Hint Glory gave;
Faiiiu lina with grmltude every iininu bleicd,
Proudly With honor crowned each grave.
Noblo in grandeur their ?clf-sacrifice,
Untiling for right, for oilier died;
Built they n monument piercing the skies,
Jtccordd and deeds no grave can hide.
Over our herors spread beautiful flowers,
Let the old ft ig above them wave:
Tlie.-c dendnrcourdend.yea! all of them ours:
Rescuing us, their lives they gnve.
Ecfrnin for every verso:
O'er them Glory n faithful guard will keep:
Calmly resting, aleeping n soldier's sleep.
The Fifth annual Convention, Department
of Tennessee, held in Knoxville, was an en
thusiastic assemblage. Dopartmoiit President
Jano 31. S. Case delivered an interesting ad
dress, reviowing tho work of tho year. Presi
dent Josephine 0. Zeigler, of ICnoxvillo, spoko
earnestly upon tho best way to interest tho
public in W.E.C. work, and upon tho import
ant of teaching patriotism in tho school.
Tho flag saluto was exemplified. An elegant
lunch was served 03 3Iaynard Corps.
Alida C. Eulo, of Knoxville, was elected
Tho Kansas Convention, W.R.C., held at Bc
loit, was large and representative; tho address
of Department President Emma B. Alrich able
aud comprehending tho work of a successful
year, and all tho official reports of highest
Boloit hospitality wa3 at its best, and tho
W.R.G did themselves proud in tho entertain
ment of guoits and pleasures provided.
A summary of tho report of Department Sec
retary Eoo Alrich was'as follows:
Cash expended for relief.
Oilier than money fur relief
Number of fioldiers nssidlrd, 5G5.
Number iu soldier-.' families, -,111.
Total number assisted. 3.CI2.
Ten new Corps were organized.
Department Treasurer Helen A. Edwards
proportcd Department finances in good condi
tion, with a cash balancoof Over $1,100. and 110
debt". Kausa3 Corp3 gavo last year $209.93 to
tho National Belief Corp3 Home.
Tho following officers wero elcctod : Pros.,
Julia Chase, Hiawatha; S. V. P., Margaret
Griflitb, Emporia; J.V. P., Mattio Clark, Bc
loit; Treas., Helen Edwards, Lawrence; Chap.,
Jnlia Platz, Howard.
Department President Alrich retires from
oflico with happy consciousness of having
grently extended tho lines of patriotism and
fratorual relief iu tho Sunflower State
Past Department President Frances E. Moore,
Missoula, Mont., reports a very enthusiastic &nd
profitable Department Convention at Bozeman,
representing nino Corps, with an aggregato
membership of 321, a gain of 85 members the
past year. Tho Belief Corp3 at Bozeman i3
greatly complimented upon its hospitable en
tertainment. Convention mot in connection with 12th an
nual Encampment, Dopartrnont of Montana,
6. A. It., and the comrades paid tho Belief Corps
a moat gaiiaut inuuio oy lauing a recess at
their opening session nnd marching in a body
to Masonic Hall, whero Convention was held,
to liston to tho address of tho Dopartrnont
President and publicly compliment upon
their noblo work on behalf of the G.A.E. De
partment Commandor Fish and National Chap
lain IliO wero tho spokesmen of tho Grand
William English Corps hold a reception in
honor of tho G.A.B. and W.B.C., and enter
tained them all atdintier. Thoro wero in all
about 150 Grand Army delegates and visitors
presont, and CO members of tho W.E.C, tho
largest number ever assembled together in
A pleasant fcaturo of Convention was tho ex
cursion given tho Eoliof Corps by tho Gallatin
Eailway Company to the Experiment Station
of tho Agricultural College, where an interest
ing hour was spent.
Tho evenings wero given up to patriotic pro
grams and social festivities, boginuing with a
reception at tho Opera House, tendered by tho
Grand Army and Belief Corps of Bozeman to
their guests ; citizens of tho place wero prcsout
in largo numbers.
An address of welcome by Comrado T. M.
Piorco and responses by National Chaplain
Iltff, of tho G.A.B.; address by Department
President Mooro; vocal selection, "Underneath
Old Glory's Folds," by Josio Van Tassel, and
Delsartc drill, flag salute aud war song3 by Miss
Van Tassel's class of 50 girls were patriotic
features of tho program.
After tho reception at tho Opera House, Wil
liam English Corps served sandwiches nnd
cofTce, and hardtack tied with red, whito and
bluo ribbon, which many kept as souvonirs.
Tho second evening there was a grand ban
quet at tho Bozeman Hotel, provided by Boze
man Post nnd Belief Corps. Tho hall was
beautifully decorated, anil roses wero beforo
each plato. I no Entro Nous Orchestra dis-
coursod Bwect music. Tho menu embraced
every variety of good things, otnbraciug Galla
tin Valloy turkey, Spring chicken foraged by
comrades from Price's lost wing, Comrade Nix
on's ranch butter, Saratoga chips a la W.E.C,
and Lyman Creek water.
Among thoso responding to toasts wero Past
Department President Isabella Kirkondall, of
Helena. Department President Mooro was
presented a solid gold chain and charm, set
with Montana stono3, 011 behalf of tho W.E.C
Department officors follow: Pres., Amytl3
Manchester, Butto; S. V. P., Ella hi. Edsall,
Bozetnun; J. V. P., Mary E. Short, Livingston ;
Treae., MaryE. Sires, Groat Falls; Chap., Nettio
M. Williams. Philipsburg. Exocntivo Board,
Mary S. Killiu, Livingston ; Susio F. Priest,
Hclona; Bortha Buck, Groat Fulls; Susio
Berthoud, Philipsburg; Hosta Thayer, Great
Past Commanders Dolman, Koslor, and Sand
era boro greetings from Encampment to Con
vention, and expressed asoldior's thanks for
woman's faithful aud cfliciont work.
DEPARTMENT OF CALIFORNIA.
Margaret E. Bell, Correspondent, writes that
Lincoln Corps, San Francisco, celohratcd its
12th anniversary by n banquet. Covers wero
laid for 300. Past National Sccrotary Joniiin
Bross was among thoso responding to tho
toasts. Tho occasion was ruado memorablo to
tho Corps by receiving, as a gift from the Post,
resolutions, illuminated, embossed, and hand
Boynolds Corps, Santa Cruz, conducted a
beautiful W.E.C servico at tho funeral of
Emily Braunan, a worthy inombor whoso loss
thoy dcoply mourn.
Boynolds Corps gavo a danco and entertain
ment to defray tho expenses of Department
Convention, which meots at Santa Cruz the
John A. DIcx Corps, San Jose, gavo a recent
recoptiou iu honor of Past National Socrotary
Jouuio Bross, of Chicago. Tho hall was a floral
bower, with banks of forns and call lilies and
festoons of Bankshfra roses. Miss Bross de
livered a very flao addrcii. A social hour,
with refreshments, was happily spent.
DEPAE.TJIENT OF VERMONT.
TJ. S. Grant Post and Corps had plenty of
amusemotit and qsite a littlo money as the
proceeds of a poverty party. A committee of
young ladies decided as to whom was tho most
Washburn Post and Corps, Bradford, had a
bn3y Winter, beginning with a joint Installa
tion in January, at which time President
Martha F. Stearns wm presented half a dozon
colTcc-3pooii3 by the Corpi. In Fabruary they
netted nanrly $50 from a drama entitled, 'Ro
becci'a Triumph." Tho Thread and Ncedlo
Socioty connected with the Corps have sent a
largo box of bedding to tho Soldiers' Homo to
rcftiruidh tlio Washburn room; aMo. $5 to Mr.
and M. Jewel nt tho National Belief Corps
Homo, .Madison, 0. Tho Corps presented tho
Post S-10 last quarter: also, a copy of tho
"Words of Lincoln" and a set of rosters for
J8DC. Tho Corps havo shared two snciul? with
tho Post, and tho Post invited tho Corps to an
Ilostwick Corp?, 19, TJnderh ill, report mnch
sickness during the Winter, aud much relief
work done. In tho last four yoan the Corps
h3 turned over to the Pist about $700 cash.
Henry Corps, 37, Chester, havo given a
number of successful ontertainments. benefit
relief. At ono an old-fashioned minuet wad
danced by two couples iu old-timo costumos.
Mason Corp. 51, Glover, report3 a social, and
much relief work dono.
COLORADO AND "WYOMING.
Department Correspondent Josephine Cheeso
mau reports that Washington Kelief Corp-, 42,
Denver, hold an annual birthday party, donat
ing tbo proceeds to the Colorado Soldiers and
Sailors' Home. Each member contributes ono
cent for every year of her age. and a3 much
more as she chooses, n plan worth considering
by other Corps.
Tho correspondent of Croker Corps, 40, Den
ver, is quoted as saying: " We havo tho hand
somest President, tho most efficient Secretary
aud Treasurer, the best organization, in tho
finest city of tho rno3t prosperous State in tho
Croker Corps is rich in resources for money
making for relief. At a recent entertainment
four boys and four girls gave the flag salute in
true military style. A millinery opening,
when sun-hats and sun-bonnets made of tea
matting wore sold. wr3 a recent novelty.
DEPAP.TMENT OF NEW YORK.
Dopartrnont Correspondent Helen E Parker
reports Past National President Sarah C. Mink,
known and beloved by so many W.K.C. work
or3, in and out of Now York, a3 greatly im
proved iu health, and ready to discharge tha
Belief Corps duties intrusted to her. Sho has
just instituted Aldrich Corps, Brushton, with
2(J charter members.
Many successful social gatherings aro re
ported, indicative of trua fraternity between
Post and Corp.
Mrs. S. E. Uhode3, of Sammons Corps, Glo
versyille, was given an elaborate farowoM re
ception on tbeovoof herdeparturcfor3Ioutaua,
hor future homo.
I:arue3 Corps, Goaverneur. mourns tho loss
of two members by death in the month of April,
making four in all for the year.
Doty Corps, 39, IIoriieIl3viHe, has done noblo
duty for the 11 year3 it has worked as an auxil
iary to Doty Post. This Corp3 rejoices in a
grand piano, in Uao at numerous teas and enter
DEPART.AIENT OF OREGON.
Department Correspondent Sarah E. Miller,
Portland, reports the institution of .1 Corps at
Wasco, Oro., by Department President Mary
Scott, making tho fourth sho has this year J
added to the roster. Charter members, 14.
Tho bean bakes given monthly by John F.
Miller Corps. Lebanon, nro marked with in
creased iulerestnud attendance.
DEPARTMENT OF MASSACHUSETTS.
S. C. Laurence Corps 5. tendered a handsome
reception to Department President Helon A.
Brighum. An olaborato banquet was served,
and decorations wero beautiful. National Sec
retary Eccd represented tho National Presi
dent. D.ihlgren Corp3, 20, South Boston, ha3 just
celebrated its 14th anniversary, and E- P.
Carpenter Corps, 41, its 12th. Both aro pros
pering. Past Department Commander Geo. S." Evan3
has presented Dopartrnont President Helen A.
Brigham tho pen with which Gov. Walcott
signed tho bill providing for tho burial of the
wife or widow of a sold:er, now a law in Massa
chusetts. W. L. Baker Corps, 18, Northampton, will
have it3 annual May Day breakfast.
E. P. H. Bogcrs Corps. L'o.Waltbam, celebratod
Patriots' Day with, a Colonial Tea; Post and
v.w.fix .u iiuabi.itiu. J.UU uiiiiuuw upeuuu IfUU
entertainment which followed.
Past Department President Ella Jordan
Mason, of Maine, is working for tho enlarge
ment of tho Soldiers' Home, Camp Benson.
Everett Peabody Corps, 41, Georgetown, has
presented Post 103 with a flag. John A. Hawes
Corp?, East Boston, has presented a flag to Post
159, Past National President Sarah E. Fuller
makiug tho presentation.
Col. Allen Corps, 77, Gloucester, has been
raising funds for a monument to bo dedicated
at tho soldiers' plot Memorial Day.
National President Turner and National Sec
retary Eeed havo been guests of honor of Paul
EeveroChaptor. Daughters of the Revolution.
Past National President Sarah E. Fuller rep
resented tho W.R.C. on Patriots' Day at Leo
minster, celebrated by C. II. Stevens Post; tho
Corps present by iuvitatiou.
ALL ALONG THE LINE.
Among tho Corps preparing to give "Memo
rial of tho Flowers," or "Guarding the Flag,"
on Memorial Day. aro Corps 109, Bay City,
Mich.; 137, Eockland, Mass.; 47. Wheeling,
Ind.; 90, Friendship, N. Y.; 67, Whitesrillo,
N. Y. ; and S, Murray, Idaho.
Comrado . B. Eood, Laporte, Mich., writes
that "Memorial of tho Flowers" will be a part
of tho Memorial Day exercises given by the
schooIsof tho township. There is no Post at
Laporte. "Memorial of tho Flowers" or
"Guarding tho Flag" will also bo given at
Moxahala, 0.; New Milford, Pa.; Waterman,
Ind.; and Bellows Falh, Vt.
Tho 17th Annual Baport of the Indiana Sol
diers' and Sailors' Orphans' Home Julia S.
Conkliu, Secretary appears with Homo illus
trations, and is of exceptional interest, becauso
of tho descriptive roll of the children, giving
the name, company, and regiment of tbo father
of oach, also tho mother's name. Thero are
G3G children in all.
The Department of Vermont is caring for
Mrs. Palmer, a worthy woman patriot, iu tho
hospital at St. Albans.
A school of instruction, to benefit Assistant
Inspectors, will bo held at St. Johnsbury, Vt.,
iu June; Chamberlain Corps will exemplify
Calista E. Jones, Bradford, Vt., is announced
Chairman of tho Committee on Patriotic Teach
ing for that Department; Amanda T.Newcomb
and Anno E. Goss, Assistants.
Tho Department of Indiana has built one of
tho 12 cottages at tho Soldiers' Home, Lafayotto,
and tho Posts and Corps of Lafayette threo
more. Throughout tho State tho G.A.B. aud
W.R.C. aro doing their part nobly.
Mary A. Keeler. Department Correspondent,
of Michigan, and member of tho Woman's
Press Association, had a special column devoted
to her by tho Evening Leader, Saginaw, Mich.,
Grand Army souvenir edition, in recognition
of hor unfailing assistance in fnrnie!ing W.B.C.
news. Her sketch and portrait wero given,
aud h'gh tributo paid to her work as a prac
tical newspaper woman.
Tho flag drill by 18 girl3 was ono of tho num
bers ou tho joint Campfiro program of lltli
annual Encampment. G.A.B.. aud seventh an
nual Convention, W.K.C., held at Dallas, Tex.,
on the evening of April 21.
Adjutant William Yan Winkle reports a flag
raising at tho school of Callaway by Wm. Hays
Post and Corps. When tbo flag was run up
the "Bed, Whito and Bluo" was suug. No
Stato was named.
Alta Treat, Corn3 Correspondent, reports a
fino patriotic program carried out by Fred A.
Norwood Post ami Corps, assisted by friends,
on tho anniversary of Leo's surrender. At tho
close, the Corps served a bar.quot to 100.
Convention badge. Department of Montana,
lottorod iu blue, with the flag and tho motto,
" Ono country, ono lauguago, ono flag."
Nelsou Youug, son of Gon. C. L. Young and
Mrs. Cora Day Young, Superintendent and
Matron of tho Pennsylvania Home, at Scotland,
has just graduated at tho Cincinnati Medical
College, and will locate with tho Doctors Gallo
way, at Xeuia, O. Dr. Young graduated with
high honors, and, though not yet 22 years old,
he took ono of tho prizes in a class of 52, ou
tho subject of " Diseases of Childhood," show
ing that ho inherits much of the scientific
genius of his grandfather, tho eminent Dr.
Albert Day, of Bos too.
Which Will Prove a Blessing To
THE WONDERFUL KAVA
Tho Kava.Eava Shrub 'Piper Methyiikum.)
Of Special Interest to allSufferera.
from Kidney or Bladder Disor
ders, Bricrht's Disease, Dropsy,
Rheumatism, Pain in Back, H e
malo Complaints and Irregu
larities, Blood Impurities, and
other maladies caused by im
proper action of tho Kidneys.
A FREE GIFT OF GREAT VALUE TO YOU.'
A short time ago onr readers were mad
aware of a valuable new botanical discovery,
that of the ICa.va-IC.iva. Shrub, or as botanista
call it, p f per mt thy aficum, found on the banks
of the Ganges river in East India. From a
medical standpoint this is perhaps the mosc
important discovery of the cr ntury. The nao
of the Kava-Kava Shrnb, like other valnablo
medical substances, opinm and qninine, was.
firot observed by Christian missionaries
among; the natives of India as a sovereign
remedy for Kidney disease?. Speaking of
the nse of the Kava-Kava Shrub by the
natives of India, Dr. Archibald Hodgson, the
great authority on these diseases, says :
'Intense heat and moisture of tliM tropical
climato acting upon tho decaying vegetation
renders these low grounds on tho Ganges the
most unhealthy districts found anywhere.
Junglo foversand miasma as3uil thesystem,and
even tho most robust constitutions yield to tbo
deadly climatic influences. The Blood becomes
deranged and the Urine is thick and dark-colored
and loaded with tho products of disease,
which the Kidneys are vainly endoavorine to
excrete from thosystom. Undertheso conditions
tho other organs become affected, and life bang3
in the balance. Then when all the remedies of
modern medical science fail, tho only hopo and
harbor of safoty are found in the prompt nse of
Kava-Kava Shrub. A decoction of this wonder
ful botauical growth relievos the Kidneys and
enables them to carry off tho diseased product
from tho .Blood. The Urine becomes clearer,
tho fever abates, nnd tho intenso suffering and
nausea aro alleviated. Recovery sets in, and
the patient slowly returns to health."
Of all tho diseases that afllict mankind. Dis
eases of the Kidneys aro tho moat fatal and
dangerous, and this being tho case, it is bnt
natural that tho diacovory of the Kava-Kava
Shrub Nature'3 Positive Specific Curo for Dis
eases of the Kidneys is welcomed as a gift to
Alkavis, which is tho medical compound or
the Kava-Kava Shrnb, I3 indorsed by tho Hos
pitals and Physicians of Europoasa sure Specific
CureforKidnoy and Bladder Diseases, Diabetes
Bright's Disease, Brick-Dust deposits, Rheuma
tism, Liver Disease?, JFemalo- Complaints, pain
in back, and all diseases caused by impurities of
tho Blood due to defective action of the Kidneys.
Eev.W. B. Moore, D.D., of "Washington, D
C, Editor of the "Keligions World," writes,
of the wonderful curative effects of Alkavis r
"For several years I wa3 a sufferer from Kid
ney troubles, and could obtain no relief from
physicians. I nsed various Kidney remedies,
but with no success. I had given up all hopes
of over recovering my heali Ii, until, henriug of
the marvelous cures effected by your Alkavis,.
decided to try same. After using tho first bofc
tlo I began to experience relief, and following
up tho treatment was permanently cured. I
cheerfully recommend your excellent Alkavis
to persons afflicted with Kidney and Rhenmatia
disorders as the best remedy known."
Mrs. James Youug-, of Kent, Ohio, writes
that she had tried six doctors in vain ; that
she was abont to give np in despair, when
she found Alkavis, and was promptly cured
of Kidney disease, and restored to health
Mrs. Alice Evans, of Baltimore, Md.j Mrs.
Mary A. Layman, of Neel, West Va., twenty
years a sufferer; Mrs. Sarah Vnnk, Edinboro,
Pa.; Mrs. L. E. Copeland, Elk Eiver, Miun.j.
and many other ladies join iu testifying to
the wonderful enrative powers of Alkavis, in
various forms of Kidney and allied diseases,,
and of other troublesome afilictions peculiar
to womanhood. In such cases of disorders
peculiar to women we do not care to publish,
testimonials nt large, but ludie3 interested
therein can obtain full information from a.
descriptive book which is furnished free by
the importers of Alkavis. The good results
of using this new botanical discovery in such
cases are indeed most remarkable.
Dr. A.K. Knapp, a well-known aurgeon
and physician of Leoti, Kansas, voices tho
opinion of the doctors, and writes:
"Tho caso I ordorcd Alkavis for has improved
wonderfully. I bclievo you havo in Alkavis
complete specific for all Kidney troubles."
Mr. E. C. Wood, a prominent attorney of
Lowell, Indiana, was cured by Alkavi3 of
Ehenmatism, Kidney and Bladder trouble of
ten years' standing. He writes:
"I have been treated by all our home physicians
without the least benefit. My bliulder trouble be.
camo so troublesome that I hud to get up from five
to twelve times during the night to urinate. Iu fact,.
I wiw in misery the whole timo and was becoming
very despondent. I havo now used Alkavis
anil am better than I Iinvo been for llvo years. I
know Alkavis will cure bladder aud kidney trouble.
It is a wonderful nnd grand, good remedy ,,r
And even more wonderful is the testimony
of Eev. John H. Watson, of Sunset, Texas, a
minister of the gospel, in thirty years service,,
stricken down at his post of duty by Kidney
disease. He says:
"I was suddenly stricken down on tho22d of June
with an acuta nttuclc of kidney trouble (uric ncid
gravel). For two months I lay hovering on tho bor
derline of life, ami with the constant c.iro of two
excellent physicians. I only received temporary re
lief. JHy family physician told Hie iilnhily tho best
I could hope for was temporary respite. I miht
rally only to collapse suddenly or might linger
some time. 15ut the Nsue was made up. aud as I hail
for years warned oihers to be ready, so now moro
than ever 1 must needs put my house in order and
expect the end. Meantime I had heard of Alkavis
nnd wrote to nu army comradu (now principal of a
college) who had tried it. IIo wrote mo by all mcaua
to try it, as it had made a net- man of him. At tho
oikI two month?, and then onlyabtetosit up a littlo.
I dismissed my physicians and bt-gun the use of
Alkavis. In two weeks I could ride out iu the car
riage for a short time. The improvement has been
constant and steady. I am now able to
look after my business. I fool I owe what llfo and
strength I have to Alkavis. I nm flfty-fivo
years old. havo been a minister over thirty yenr.
havo thousands of acqtiaintarccs. and to every ono
of them who may be nillk-ted with any kind of
kidney trouble, I would say. try Alkavw."
Another most remarkable caso is Ear.
Thomas Smith, of Cobdeu, Illinois, who pass
ed nearly one hundred gravel stones under
two weeks' use of this great remedy, Alkavis.
The Church Kidney Cure Company, of 418
Fourth Avenne, New York City, so far are
the only importers of Alkavis, and they are so
anxious to prove its value that they will send,
a Large Case by mail iree to Every Sufferer
from any form of Kidney or Bladder disorder,
Bright's Disease, Eheumatism, Dropsy, Cys
titis, Gravel, Female Complaints, or other
aftltctious due to improper action of the
Kidneys or Urinary Organs. We advise all
readers to send their name and address to
the Company and receive the Large Caso by
mail free. 15 cost3 you nothing, and you.
should surely try ic.