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THE 3WQQKAL TRIBUM:' W.ASHIHGTGN. K ft? THURSDAY. MAY 14. 1896.'
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-TrjE GRAND ARBJY.
TOat is Beins Done "by (lie Veterans
for the Good of llic Order.
TYas at tlio Front.
EmTor. National Tmbune: T was born in
December. 1849; enlisted in Co. K, 4th ft. i..
H. A., in February, 1SG4 ; went direct .to tho
front and carried a musket through tho ildcr
neas campaign to tho battlo of Five Forks or
Whito Oak Road, where I wasscvcrclywouudod.
I won a Congressional medal of honor for gal
lantry. I was elected Junior Yico-Commandcr
of .Toil n F. Reynolds Post, Cheyenne, in 1891.
Jamks Thompson, 714 West Fifteenth street,
Annllicr Good Ilocord.
EniTOR National Timbunk: I seo by your
lest issue a comrade of our old brigade claims
to bo the ynungcBt Command or. 1 don t like
to co against one of tho old 10th Vt. boys, for
I was in tho 87th Pa., but Post S3, Allegheny
Oitv, claims the youngest Commander. Uias.
N. Burt was born March 0, 1850. and was Com
mander or Post SS during tho ycarlKw. Ho
nerved iu the th Pa.
Tho writer was born July 11, J8a0, and was
II weeks in City Point Hospital on account of
wounds received at Petersburg. G. I. BU
DOLrii, G9 Western avc. Allegheny City, 1 a.
Wharton Post, 24, Huntfivillo-Com.. P.Lein
ingor; S. V. C, A. E. Phillips; J. V; C, W.
Carlock ; Surg., R. C. Moore; Chap., J. C Allen;
Q. M., W. H. llolinger; Adj't, V. 11. btott;
O.D., J. K. Barnes; 0. G., G. W. Ledbotter;
Q. M. S., Wr. K. Starnee; S. M.. Alf Johnson.
S. C. .Kelson Post, 251, Wapella Com., H. M.
Morris; S. V. C, J. C. Hull; J. V. C Braxton
Choate; Surg., Tinman Mason; Chap., O. U
Ives; Q. M.. A. 11. Liphthall; Adj't, W. A.
Hickman; O. D., J. B. Trout; O. G., J. L
Tho following is the official roster of Depart
ment officers elected at tho annual Encamp
ment held at McAlcster April 23: Com., Win.
11. Harrison, Chccotah; S. V.C, C. W. Meade,
Calc; J. V. C. R. M. .7. Shriver, Miami ; Chap ,
V. If. Hicks, McAlostor; Medical Director, A.
don, Post 14. Delegate, B. M. Gilmorc; Al
ternate, W. E. Hicks.
Depart mont Commander Harrison lias an
nounced tho appointment of tho following
staff: A. L. Townbeiid, Assistant Adjutant
Gcncia"., Chccotah; Win. L. Wells, Quarter-inastnr-Gcnoral,
Chccotah U, IJIJowcre, De
partment Inspector. McAlesler; Dr. Robert
jnil, Judge-Advocate, Muscogee;J. Y.Miuear,
Chief Mustering Oflicor, Bennett.
Headquarters haveliccn established at Chcco
tab Cteck, Nation, I. T.
Norton Post, 190, Lo Boy Com., J. .
Johnston; Q. Al. S., S. H. David.
Gordon Granger Post, 38, Saginaw Com.,
E. F. Guild; S. V. C, C. Misserman; J. V. C,
V. A. Quimhy; Chap.. Ira Billman; Sure,
Samuel Kitchen ; Q. M., W. D. Leach ; O. D.,
W W. Morgan; O. G., W. Can twill? Adj't,
J. 2sT. McCutcheon; S. M., D. F. Leonard;
Q. M. S., R. F. Dobson.
Ransom Post. 69. Flusbing Com., Cyru3
Phelps; S.V. C, W. J. Ottaway; J. V. C,
E. R. Stevens; Surg.. W. V. -Banning; Adj't,
J. M. Greenfield; Q. M., Jobn Wheeler; O. D.,
J. M. Caldwell ; O. G., A. F. Bennett; Chan.,
J. Armstrong; Q. M. S., A. D. 01 instead ; S. M.,
I. E. Biggs; Guard, Enos Delong.
Morgan L. Gage Post, 375. Sacinaw Com.,
Jj. Y.'.Lyon; S.V. C, V. S. Little; J. V. C
E. McCradv? Chap., Hugh Patterson; fc-urj:.,
P.J.Bradley; Q..M., H. B. Watson; O. D.,
Henry Cole; 0.., D.Edwards; Adj't. Louson
Wilcox ; S. M., John B. McKeuuey; Q. M. S.,
D. D. Donnelly Posl, 307, Saginaw Corn
John Still; S. V. C., V. I). Starr; J. V. C, B.
Witz; Chap., E. S.Cooper; Surg.. A. Chapman;
Q. M., E. B. Metcalf; O. D.f J. H. Guiley ; O.
G., John Bank; Adj't, Thos.W. McKoe; S. M.,
Henry Howe; Q. M. S.. A. Dodge.
Athcrton Post, 11G, Gaines Com., L. S. Fos
ter; S. V. C, L. Case; J. V. C, Wm. Jewell;
Adj't, A. Gillispie; Chap., Wm. H. Borst; Q.
M.f Wm. Gracsbcck; O. D., H. W. Hibbard ; O.
G., J. Wrigclesworth; S. M., F. Wolfe; Q.M.
S., Bobert Motitayne.
Pcnoyer Post, Saginaw Com., A. Trask; S.
V. C, A. 1). Bethel; J. V. G. C. P. Burdick;
Chap., M. Brush; urg., L. W. Bliss; Q. M.,
3. Wellington; 0. D.. Chas. Dickinson; 0. G.,
M. Becker; Adj't, E. A. SandetB; S. M., F. a
Crowcll ; Q. M. i., Jas. Wellington.
Walter Clifford l'ist. 235, Boyno City Com.,
John Pickering; S. V. C, Wm. H. ChildsJ.
V. C, John Baker; Adj't, Wayne E. Morrib; Q,
M.t Geo. C Boise; Ciiap., Hiram A. Thompson;
O. IX, Jas. F.ICmg; O.G.. Katlianiel J. DcBar;
Q. M. S., Van B. Newvillc; S. M., John Jones.
Tho Post has about .15 nicmbcrs, is in good
working order, uwnta corner lot in the central
part of the town, and has the stono on the
proutid and expects to build a good hall this
Wesley Greene Post, 71, Sleepy Eve Com.,
A. H. Pickle; S. V. C, W. C. Green; J. V. C.
J. K. Wright; Adj't, F. D. Green ; Q. M T. F.
Talbot; Surg., J. W. Bogardus; Chap., J. F.
llarton; 0. D., Jobn Zieske; O. G., Truman
Wheoler; S. M., Isaac Gallagher; Q. M.S., Wm.
The Department Commander in last General
Orders earnestly requests all comrades to dis
courage and discountenance all efforts to make
this eucred day the occasion for games, amuse
ments and worldly pleasures, or to divert from
f tho eoleinuity of tho occasion in any form
Hcrron Post, 1CI, Buffalo Com., E. S. Bat
tin; S. V. C, Ieaac Clark; J. V. C, Willis
Swift; Sur?.. Z. L. Slavcns; Chap.. Jas. Sharp;
Q.M.f D.M. Bust; O. D., Robert Jack; 0. G.,
John A. Bom soy.
Gco. A. CiiBtor Post, 7, Omaha Com., John
Jenkins; S. V. C. James W. Thompson ; J. V.
C, B. C. Smith; Adj't, Christian Stigcr; Q. M,f
John B. Sawhill; Surg., H. C. Von Giesen;
Chap.. Jonathan Edwards; O. D., E. W. John
Bon; 0. G.. G. W. Blankonship; S. M, H. H.
Durhin ; Q. M. S., W. J LiudJey.
In General Ordors. the Department Com
maudor issues the following warning; Hiram
Pierce, claiming to be a comrade in good stand
ing in Post, 192, Department of Massachusetts,
is rcportud at these Headquarters as soliciting
Sid of Posts in this Dopartmcnr. He is a fraud
and a beat, as ho has been court-inattialcd and
dishouoiably discharged from the Order.
C. W. Crocker Post. 45, Auburn Com., Wi
O. G., A. Hurlfngaute; S. II., Wm. A. lianiace:
Q. M. S.. U C. Bemly.
J. S. Knowlton Post. 532, Toronto. Canada
Coin., J. If. Stone ; S. V. C, A. M. Tomllnson ;
J. V. C, N. J. Poiitmao; Adj't, John Knowl
ton; Q. M., Geo. EI?uorth ; Surg., Jamos Bich
ardoB; Chap., Alviu Brooks; O. D., William
Groettwood; O. U., James Pliilips; Q. M. S.,
William Wilson; S. JL, John Boyco: Bugler.
C. E. A. Bolton.
W. T. Sherman Post, 41, PorTiins-Com-Jacob
Hostloton ; S. V. C, JJ. P. Coats; J. V. C,
X.. G Biee; Adj't, Houdorson Fram ; Q. M., B.
J. Jtary ; 0. D., David Torril; 0. G., Guorpc W.
JCuotungham; Chap., W. H. Bowycr; S., W.
Andrew Crawford Post. 0, New Philadelphia
'Corn., John Sttfller; S. V. C, Jacob Wiso; J.
.. "V. C, H. S. Cougleton; Adj't. Geo. W. Bowors;
e Q. M J. a Joss; Surg.. Jacob Schl; O. D., G.
W. Knisely; 0. G., S. Hummeli; Chap., L 1.
Sedgwlok Post, 8, Braltleboro Cora., P. S.
Jiiasc,; S. V. C, W.C. Stone; J. V. (X, JohnlL
Griffith. Coucil or Administration, juhu -ott,
Post 10; J. L. Thomas, Post 5; Wm. Witt,
7Jcf 3. Ation nnnrd. Post 13: Thomas Gor
Kollv; S.V. C William llickox; J. V. C.,
John Bowc; Adj't, I. P. C. Davis; Q. M., J. M.
Quicgle; O. D., Potcr Crowl ; O. G., S. (L 1ns
bee: Chan.. W. T. Parkhnrst; S. M., Hcury
Anderson; S. V. C, Fred W. Battis; J. V. C,
Win. C. Craw; Adj't, E. H. Wolliner; Q. M.
atadorick White; Surg., W. B. Laird; Uhaji.
W. W. Grinnoil; 0. D., Wm. H. Forcusou
Joy; Adj'f, C. B. Briggs; Q. M., O. Proieott;
Surg., C. W. Thomas; Chap., Jona C. Howe;
0. D., Luko Fcnitcr; O. G., O. W. Shorwiu;
g, M., J. P. Elmer; Q. M. a, A. H. Ward. ,
Editor KvrioNATi Tribune: Encampment
144, Union Veteran Legion, now has in its pos
session a number of discharges belonging to
soldiers of tho lato war. By publishing a list
of the same yon will receive thesincero thanks
of the Union Veteran Logion for your assist
ance in placing tho discharges in possession of
tho proper owners: Christian Weking, Co. C,
2d U. S.; M. Malone, Co. F, Gth U. S."; Oley
Stewart, Co. K, 39th Iud., two discharges;
Joseph Baker. Co. C, 32d Iud.; Joseph A.
Thomas, Co. F, GGth Ind.; Thomas J. Carnish,
Co. D, 131 h Ind.; Lnunn J. Williams, Co. D, 22d
Iud.; C. D.Swcctland, Co. G. 25th Ind.; Honry
M. Warrcn.-Musician, Co. E, S2d Ind.; Henry
Crawl, Co. C, 145th Ind.; Gcorgo Crawl, Co. C,
145th Jnd.; James D. Thompson, Serccant, Co.
K, 39th Ind.; Hiram Thompson, 321 Ind.;
Preston Hoopingarncr, Co. D, 43d Ind.; An
drew Lewis, Co. II, Oth Ind.; Martin Gross, Co.
E. 9th, and Co. G, G7th Ind.; Wm. II. Mitchell,
Co. C, 145th Ind.; John P. Lewis. Co. F, 30th
Ind.; John Smith, Co. K, GSth Ind.; Alexander
Eobins, Co. A, S2d Ind.; Wm. Gwaltncy, Co. F,
39th Ind.; Joseph Baker, Co. C, GSth Ind.;
John Peck, Co. D, 80th Ind.; Franklin
Wright, Co. G, IGth Ind.; Thomas Gaunt,
Co. E, 22d Ind.; Henry Norton, Co. C, 85th
Intl.; James Bradbury, Co. G. 25th Ind.;
Peter Sumner, Co. G,145lh Ind.; Wesley Jones,
Co. B, 22d Ind.; Henry K. Chance. Co. I, Gth
Ind.; Andrew J. Stewart, Co. F, 9Uth, aud 5th
Ind.; James C. Hudson, Co. G, 12th Ind.;
Samuel Smith, Co. K, 50th Jnd.; J,ewis J. fcooic,
Co. F, 145th Ind.; Henry Willing, Co. K, 12th
Ind.; Samuel Smith. Co. C, 52d Ind.; Gcorgo
Hughes, Co. F, 31st Ind.; Howard Cord ell, Co.
E, G7th Ind.; Mathias Cartrighr, Co. B, 13th
Ind. Cav.; Ira 0. Gillman,12lh Marino regi
ment; John Allen, navy; John B. Delph,
Sergeant. Co. E. 7th Kv.; Cornelius Miller, Co.
B, 90th Ohio; Milton StoRdell. Co. K, 8th Ind.
Cav.; Thomas J. Earle. Co. G, 140th Iud.; Jona
than Draper, Co. C, 145th Ind.; Daniol Mcln
tyre, Co. 1), 140th Ind.; John S. Reynolds, Co. I,
24th Ind.; Thomas A. Wilson, Co. E, 22d Ind.;
03car Shumway, Co. D, G7th Iud.; Henry C.
Sliouse, Co. D, 4th Kv.; Geo. W. Smith, Co. G,
1st Bat. aud 5th Itcg't V. K. C; Frederick
Willcy, Lieut. James (Jroy's company U. S. Inf.,
war of 1S12. 'I he above-named parties or their
heirs will recoivo tho discharges by addressing
the undorsigned. inclosiug four cents in stamps
to pay expense of mailing. JoSEPU McNELLY,
JCoiTc.pondciits Fhould write each question on
a Ecjiurntc fhect of paper, give full numc ami ad
dress nndtnarkit "Oorreapondoiits' Cmimii." No
attention will be paid to communications not ao
comnanicd with name and address of writer. It is
requested that a ttanip he inclosed t'jr reply hy
ietter. Postal cartls will be replied to by mail '
only. Replies by mail will ordinarily be made
williiiia week, and if iu this column within three
L. TV. E., Edna, Kan.li a pensioner is placed
on tho roll by a special act of Congress, must ho
depend upon another special act if ho wants an
increase of his pension? iwsiccr. If his uamo
is placed upon the pension roll "subject to tho
limitations and provisions of the general laws,"
ho may apply for an increase like any other
pensioner, and will receive it if his disability
is held to warrant it.
A. L. $., Jlroscnsdalc, Minn. It a pensioner
who has a wife becomes iusane, and is sent to
an asylum, who will draw tho pension? An
swer. His lawful guardian, if ho has any; if
none, then his wife may upon the order of tho
Commissioner of Pensions, he being satisfied
that she is a woman of good character.
J). Ji., Chicopcc, Mass. Please stato what
constitutes dependency so far as a dependent
pa.'cnt is concerned. JlHSirer. There appears to
be no fixed rule; age, locality, cost of living,
health and other factors aro taken into con
sideration ; an income that is hold to defeat
titlo in one case may not in another. Tho
question cannot be more definitely answered
unless we add thai in gcuural an income of
much iu excess of $300 per annum would cer
tainly be held, under present ruling", lo destroy
pensionable dependence, aud an income of less
than this'sum might.
J. A., Tine Summit, Pa. Please stato'whether
when a claim under the old law 1ms been re
jected and reopened and new disabilities added,
would the soldier get arrears back lo date of
filing of first application if tho claim weo
allowed? nstrcr. Ho would if tho claim were
allowed on that disability that was first alleged.
If allowed ouly on the new disabilities subse
quently alleged, tho ponsiou would only date
lrom the timo that they were alleged.
M. K., Quivera, Kan. 1. If the guardian of
a minor draws his pension and misappropriates
it, how can the child recover when it becomes
of age, if the guardian and his bondsmen have
no real estate? 2. How much is a uuardiau
allowed for drawing and keeping said minor's
money till ho becomes of age? trcr. 1. In
such a case we do not seo as the money could
bo recovered. Such conditions do not ordi
narily exist, for, as a rule, the court will re
quire good bondsmen, aud the fact that the
puardiau must regularly render an account to
thecourt, showing how he has disposed of tho
pension money, and that tlioso accounts ate
approved, would, in general, preclude the child
from obtaining judguientagaiiiBtthcguardiau.
2. It is not customary for the guardian to
bimply hoard up the money until the child
attains majority, as ordinarily it is expended
under the direction of tho court iu the sup
port aud education of the child as fast us it is
S. M. D., Gilbert, La. 1. If a widow pensioner
under tho Mexican war act remarries, does that
stop her pension? 2. Docs she have to bo GO
years old before she gets a pension? 3. If a
fco'dier pensioned under act of Juno 27, 1890,
die-, leaving children under the azc of 1G years,
and his wife, to whom he was married in 1871,
is dead, arc the children entitled to pension,
and what proof must lie leave to make it easy
for them? .dnsircr. 1. Yes. 2. If not disabled
or dependent fch must attain the ape of G2
before bhc can be pensioned under tho act of
Jan. 29, 1SS7, as tho widow of a soldier of the
Mexican war. 3. If they be under 10 when he
dies they will be entitled, hut hocau do nothing
to perfect their title. Testimony to be of value
in a pension claim must be used promptly after
taking, and consequently any evidence that i
for use in a claim for minor's claim cannot bo
taken until after the death ot tho soldier.
0. L., North Gray, Mc, and Others. Pleaso
stale whether Congress has passed a law ex
empting from taxation property purchased with
pension money. Answer. It has not, aud in all
probability never will. It is believed that any
such legislation would be unconstitutional.
J. M. C, Lqfaycttc, Ind. Can a Mcxicau war
pensioner recoivc $12 a month unless ho were
iu the war of the rebellion? Answer. His
having been in tho war of the rebellion has
nothing to do with the matter, aud we do not
understand how it should occur to auyouo to
ask such a question. A pensioner under the
Mexican war act of Jan. 29, 18b7, pensioned as
a survivor at $3 a month, may f;ct $12 a mouth
under the act of Jan. 5, 1693, providing hu was
on the roll aud actually in receipt of a pension
certificate prior lo Jan. 5, 1893, and is iu such
destitute circumstances that tho sum of $3 per
month is insufficient to provide him with the
aeccEsitics of life, and providing he is wholly
unable to perform any manual labor. Widow
pensioners under tho Mcxicau war act are en
titled to but $3 a month.
J). W. Al, HtoclAridgc, Vt. A woman marries
a man who ib pensioned as a dependent father
on accouut of the death of his sou ; can she be
pensioned when bodies? -ljisircr. No.
J. W.H., Lyons. Wis. L How maiiv Soldiers'
Homes aro there, and where aro they located,
aud how many inmates havo they? 2. How
many survivors of the Union forces aro thoro
now alive? 3. How many, all told, now draw
ing poueiou, including widows aud minors?
Ansiccr. 1. Sec our columns; we are now print
ing articles on tho National Homes, aud euiiio
time einco wo published a list of them. Iu
1S95 there were, including Stato Homes, 27
Homes, wth 2G,2bO in mutes. 2. It is estimated
that thoio aro now about 1,154,810 survivors.
3. On Jan. 1, 1S9G, there were on tho rolls tho
names of 93G,107 pensioner?.
Itcduccd KaU-H to SI. LouIk.
The Republican National Convention will
meet in St. Louis Juno IGth. For this occasion
the B. & O. B. R. Co. will sell Excursion Tickets
from all stations on its lino East of tho Ohio
River for all trains Juno 12 to 15, inclusive,
valid for return passage until Juue2I, atouo
faro for tho round trip.
Tho Baltimore & Ohio Is a direct lino to St
Louis, running two solid vcstibuled fast express
trains with through Pullman Sleeping Cars
attached every day iu tho year.
For rates and othor information apply to
nearest B. &, O. Ticket Agent.
THE RELIEF CORPS,
Gleanings from National Headquar
ters Notes from Departments.
HONOK TO TIIE VETERANS.
Tho UncUeyo "Women I'rescnt n. rinno to
tlio Ohio Soldiers and Sailors' Home, and
Choercct tho Veterans with Sons and Kccl
tnlion. onio soLninns and sailors' iiome.
Tho crowning event of tho administration
of Department Prcsidont Salina Springsteon,
next to Department Convention, was tho grmd
Woman's Belief Campfiro at tho Ohio Soldiers
and Sailors' Homo, Sandusky, upon which oc
casion a fine piano, purchased from funds con
tributed by Ohio Corps, was presented to the
Tho Campfiro was under tlio supervision of
Rev. Lottie D. Crosby, Chairman of tho Homo
Committee, who has labored faithfully through
out tho year to comfort and divert tho moro
than 1,000 veterans in tho Homo, conducting
a scries of Campfircs to this end.
Tho beautiful Amusement) Hall was ablazo
with National colors for tho auspicious occa
sion, with foliago plants aud stands of flag5 on
tho platform. Gen. M. F. Force, Commandant,
acted as Chairman iu his usual gallant aud
gracious manner. Tho celebrated Arion Quar
tet of Cleveland Messrs. Isham, J ustor, Lang,
aud Duckctt and Mrs. M. W. James, of Co
lumbus, were tho vocalists of tho ovening,
delighting all with their artistic selections.
Each number was given a soldier's encore, than
which there is none moro enthusiastic. Miss
McCandlish delighted all with her mandolin
Department Secretary Alico W. Fuller accom
panied tho Department President to tho Camp
fire; and, referring to tho piuuo presentation,
"I can assuro you wo felt that wo had a part
in this, when wo saw how happy our dear boy3
were that night, and we shall always rcmombor
it as tho happiest occasion of tho year. Tho
Arions never sang bettor, and they seemed
bent on doing all in their power to givo picas
uro to tho veterans, and I nssuro they succeed
ed. Mrs. Isham accompanied them on tho new
piano, and added much to the plcnsuro of tho
evening, as she is a fine accompanist.
" Wo purchased tho piano of Mr. Isham, and
through his influence tho firm gave us a liberal
reduction of $1 0. Mr. Isham is ono of tho
boys, serving our country for over two years.
After tho Campfiro we went on tho lloor and
greeted many of the comrades. Tho next
morning we visited tlio new hospital, said to
be the most complctp in this country.
"Mrs. James and Sirs. Crosk-y SaSig for tho
6ick iu the various wards, and Mrs. Gittingcr
and Mrs. Crosloy gave humorous recitations,
which brightened the poor fellows up, and as
wo took them by tho hand to say good-by,
they said they wished that wo would come
"Tlio piano will be placed in tho Grand
Army Post-rooms, Uiat they may enjoy it all
the time; and upon special occasions it can bo
moved over to Assembly Hall.
DEPARTMENT OF MARYLAND.
Department Correspondent Lizzie C. Anburn,
of Baltimore, reports the Department in good
working order, aud Department President Kate
Johnson busy perfecting plans for Memorial
An amateur entertainment given by Mrs.
E. W. Boss, for tho benefit of tho Department
of Maryland, was a success in every particular,
tho participants reflecting groat credit upon
Tho proceeds wero turned over to tho De
partment of Maryland, W.R.C., aud tho ofliccrs
express deep obligations to Mrs. Boss for her
Nebraska has now 141 Corps, according to tho
new roster just out.
The 12th anniversary of Lafayette Corps, 13,
Weoping Water, was observed with a patriotic
program, tho Sons and Daughters of Veterans
taking part. A portion of tho report of tho
Committee on Patriotic Teaching was read by
Tho severe illness of non. Brad P. Cook,
honorary member, Department of Nebraska,
W.R.C., has been deeply regretted by tho Order
throughout tho State.
Richardson Corps, 31, Harvard, invited tho
Post to an open meeting, which proved pleasant
and profitnblo to all.
McPhcrRon Corps, Fremont, will mi vail a
monument to the unknown dead on Memorial
Day on Grand Army lot in the cemetery.
Corps 13fi, Shclton. reports good work for ro
lief; membership. 43.
Farragut Corps. Lincoln, has had a larger
attendance at its meetings the past year than
Department Correspondent C. M. Hankinson
reports that the Belief Corps served a splendid
banquet to the Second Brigade at their Re
union, Patcrson, ono hundred Corps members
waiting on thu table. Stirring resolutions
showed that the votoraus appreciated the enter
tainment. Corps 11, Trenton, celebrated its first anni
versary in March, with members of Corp 7 and
Bayaid Post, 8. there as guests. Music hy tho
band and a varied program, including the Col
ored Jubilee Singers, enlivened tho evoninir.
Tho President and officers wero warmly com
plimented upon their work.
Aaron Wilkes Post and Corps aud Camp Don
nelly, S. of V., hold an open Campfiro with u
fine pioram and refreshments.
A RHODE ISLAND CORP.".
Mattio A. L. Green, Press Correspondent,
sends the first report wo have over had of Lin
coln Corps, G. Hopo Valley, B. I., 12. Addie Wood,
President. The Corp3 is reported lloin ishiug,
aud the President particularly complimented
upon her vigorous administration. Po3t aud
Corps meet together twice a month, and these
socials aro greatly enjoyed. Tho Corps assisted
the Post in a fair and festival, through which
they realized $150.
DEPARTMENT OF IOWA.
Department Correspondent Eleanor L. Gib
son, of Sheldon, Iowa, extends thanks to every
member of tho Order who assisted her with her
correspondence during tho year. Sho says:
"Roses have been strewn upon my pathway, r
havo not found the thorns."
Tho Department mourns the los3 by death of
Past Department Chaplain Elizabeth J. Eaton,
mother of Past Department President Myra E.
Hankoy, and ono of tho faithful organizers of
early Relief Corp3 days, whoso unselfish efforts
will long bo remembered.
McKenzio Corps, 81, held bi-monthly 10-cent
socials at tho houses of members throughout
the Winter, multiplying funds and increasing
sociability. A great deal of sowing has been
done iu aid of needy veterans and their fami
lies. Corps 153, Atlantic, realized a nico little sum
from a social, and served a surnriso Midwinter
banquet to their Post. Many baskets woro
made up and distributed among the needy.
Frank M. Thomas Corps, 9, Marshalltown, is
ono of the most oiitcrprising in the Department.
Through the enterpiise of President Ellen M.
Wass 29 members were added to the roster tho
past year, making 88 iu all. This Corps real
ized handsomely by serving refreshments when
tho G mild Lodj-e was in session.
Lemon Corps, Farmor's City, were delight
fully entertained by Frank Lowry Corps, Clin
ton, it being tho 30th annivorsnry of Lowry
Post. Lowry Corps served a banquet for all.
Laura C. Mcl'hcrsou, Correspondent.
WASHINGTON AND ALASKA.
Past Department President Lizzio R. ncr
rick sends encouraging news from tho encr
cetlc little Corps of tho great Northwest.
Stevens Corps, 1, Seattle, is one of these.
Corps 1 gave the Post a eurpri60 supper and
presented them a beautiful flag in timo for Me
morial Day. A leap-year social was tho latest
featuro iu the work of Corps 1. Tho gentle
men received wall fiowor souvenirs.
'Lynch Post and Corps, Lyudcn, united iu a
birthday anniversary, tho ninth of tho Post and
tho sixth of tho Corps. Addresses wero delivered
by tho Commander and President, and Mrs.
Sherwood's poem, "Thirty Years Ago," brought
forth hearty cheers. There wero stirring sours
and a fine supper.
Pacific Corps, Port Angclos, follows a pleas
ant custom the roll is called and each member
responds with a patriotic quotation. Tho Post
is proud of their auxiliary. When tho com
rades find a soldier's widow out of fuel ''tho
boys" take a day, whilo "tho girls" happen
along with well-fillcd'askcts, to tho plca3uro
and profit of nil.
In March Pacific Post and Corps wero in
vited to a room in thi Central School, wttcro
tho teachor, .Miss Ella Guptil, who is alio tho j
County Superintendqnt, carried out n spociany
proparod program in-hotior of Washington and
Lincoln. FlafTdccorationsuUHiTOUs; patriotic
sentiment is gaining ovory whore.
Loomis Corps, 49, Gig Harbor, doublod their
membership last year in spito of hard times.
Thoy have giyon sovoral very oxcclluat enter
tainments lately, and. havo furnished monoy to
tho Post for the purpose of improving their
hall. This Corps is harmonious and happy.
DEPARTMRNT OF VERMONT.
Tho Department-Correspondent reports: A
charity ball, given under the auspices of Rob
erts Post, Rutland; supper by tho W.R.C.; a
brilliant occasion; net receipts $300.
A sugar supper and dance by Sedgwick Corps,
Brattlcboro; proceeds to replenish Grand Army
Orvillo Bixby Corps, 37, North Royalton, fur
nishes a cup of coffee, with doughnuts or cake,
to the comrades of Bixby Tost at each mooting,
to help them endure tho long rides they must
tako to attend Post meetings.
Mark J. Sargent Camp, S. of V.. moot in tlio
same hall as Bixby Corps ai"l then hold joint
socials, sharing tho proceeds.
DEPARTMENT OF CALIFORNIA.
Tho crowning effort of tho combined Relief
Corps of L03 Angeles was the reception and
banquet given to tho Grand Army upon tho oc
casion of tho visit of Commander-in-Chief I. N.
Walker. President Martha A. Chapin.of John
A. Logflfn Corp", was Chairman ; tho participants
iu tho affair being Bartlett, Stanton aud John
A. Logan Corps tho Ladies of tho G.A.R., and
Daughters of Votoraus.
The hall was amoral bowcrand nblazo with tho
National colors whilo appropriate inscriptions
such as " Welcome to Our Dofondor3," wero
upon tho walls. Five long rows of beautifully
decorated tables litorally covered with flowers
were in tho banquet hall, at which 400 people
wero seated at a timo. Tliero woro throe tables
full; comrades and guo5ts served first. A teach
placo was a boiUonnior and a ribbon souvenir
of red, whito and blue.
The address of tho Chairman of tho Conimit
teo of Entertainment was very patriotic, and
iu tho course of it she expressed the hope that
tho patriotic societies of other cities would hold
similar socials in behalf of the vctoraus of the
Union. Sho referred to tho fact that California
had carried ofl'100 gold and silver medals from
the Atlanta Exposition, and that her namo
throughout the East stands at the head of tho.
States fur the hospitalities cxtonded to tho Na
Sho hoped that L03 Angolc3 would precedo
her "La Fiosta,-'1 or "Feast or Flowers" with
a demonstration "a la Republtque," when her
chariots should bo freighted with our defenders
embowered in bloom and her arches inscribed,
"These aro my jewels," and whon they would
havo tho llag, tho chart and primer in tho pub
" For tho million of little oncH running whoio foot
blcui never Ihi;
Turn their eyes to Old Gloryropoatlng, ' Ono coun
try, one language, one fl.ig.' "
Marie C. Allon, Press Correspondent.
DEPAUTMENT OF OHIO.
Department President Salina Springsteen,
of Ohio, will givo a reception to the ollicurs of
her staff at the Chittenden Hotel on the eve of
Department Convention, which opens May 13.
Emma F. Crossinger, Chief of Staff, and her
Aidsconstituto tho'comui'lttcc. G.A.R., W.R.C.,
S. of V., and Ladics"Aids specially invited.
Past Department5 President Claro II. Bur
leigh, Matron of the National Relief Corps
Homo, will attend" Convention as a guest.
President Springsteen ijays: "I hopo evory
W.B.C. member will'takc her by tho hand aud
give her a God's blessing for tho good and
faithful work sho is doing for our dear old
ladies at Madison." ' ,"
Contributions from Corps aro acknowledged
on bchaltof the Ohio SriVdiers' Homo, hospital,
and piano fund, tho National Home, and Ohio
Orphans' educational fund.
DEPAUTMENT OF MICHIGAN.
Susa Humphry, Correspondent, reports Chaa.
F. Foster Corps, 7, Lauding, with a member
ship of GO, expending much timo and money
in relief; socials, receptions, aud banquets havo
been held successfully. sThoir record for tho
first quarter of 189G exceeds every other.
Beers Corps, 177, Tccumseh, havo an efficient
Committee on PatrioticTcaehiug, aud soou all
the schools will havo Hugs in the territory rep
resented by tho Corps Corps 177 has givon
several suppers, largely patronized.
John 11. Robinson Corps Staunton, Mich.,
is reported by Comrado J. M: No whan k as
strong in numbers and works. A program,
tableaux, and recitations proved a grand suc
cess. Walter Clifford Post, 235, Boyno City, Mich.,
invited tho Reliuf Corps to a Picture Social,
which was uutqun and amusluc. Tho com
rades placed pictures of themselves, taken back
in the GO's. in envelopes which they sold tho
W.R.C. at 10 cents each. Upon opening tho
envelope the purchaser had to identify the sub
ject of her picturo and take him to supper.
April 1 the Corps returned tho compliment
In liko manner. It beiux All Fool's Day thero
wero some amusing surprises. This mode of
entertainment is commended to Corps aud
Posts in search of noveltie.".
Col. Stewart Corps, Tustin, Mich., has been
organized eight years, aud is ever ready to
assist tho soldier and his dependent ones. They
aro in the enjoyment of a how organ.
.Myra Dyer, Ctrsspoiidcnt of Ellsworth
Corps Hartford, Mich., reports a busy Winter,
begun with joint public installation, followed
by a series of entertainments and socials. The
flag drill by the little folks, aa part of a Wash
ington Birthday exercise, was vociforously
Porcio Simmons, Corps Correspondent, Goble
villc. Mich., reports that C.A.R. and W.R.C.
frieud3 to the number of 40 visited Commander
Loc, of Al vincent Calvin Post, and his estima
ble wife, President of Corps 237, on tho occa
sion of tho 35th anniversary of their marriage,
taking with thoin good will and goodly gifts
At tho table sat the vonorahlo fathor and
mother, each over four scoro years of ago, with
children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren
PROMISING NT.W YORK CORPS
A correspondent compliments Past National
President Sarah C. Mijik-for her impressive in
stitution of II. L. Aldrich Corps, 231, Itrnsltton,
N. Y. Members fiotn Panghorn Corps Maione,
wero her assistants. Thero wero 20 charter
members; installation of olliccra public; Flor
ence Clark, President.
Commander Moore, of Panghorn Post, and
Commander Dustin, of Aldiich Post, niado brief
addresses, full of encouragement, to tho new
Corps and complimentary to tho W.R.C. Tho
address of President Mink was pronounced
very able, and all woro gratified that so able
aud distinguished an ollicer should havo been
dctuiled to impart the work of instruction.
Sarah J. Glenn, correspondent of A.H. Terry
Corps, si, Tampa, Fla., writes that, though loss
than ijur years old, they arc able to stand alone
aud speak for themselves. Much of their prog
refas and cuthusiasuijhey attribute to Mrs.
Lottio Withers, of ISa'a" Claire, Wis., who for
the past two Wintqw Jjas visited that placo
with her invalid soldicr,husbaud.
Mrs. Withois was if(ti Inspector and Install,
iag Ollicer for tho Cc'rp, and beforo hor late
doparturo the Corps gave hern receptiou at the
homo of Past Prcsidoni Glenn, whon a hand
some souvenir spooyas presented her, u re
minder of love and appreciation.
The visit of National President Lizaboth A.
Turner, when Post auiporps wore summoned
to meet her in tho spacious parlors of Dr. and
Mrs. Bruce's lovely Iibme.was a charming event
in Corps history, and VUr correspondent says :
"Our littlo detached Corps does not fc61 half
so much liko an orfilnn now as it did beforo
tho National Prcsidtnls visit. The appoint
ment of Dr. Orpha Baldwin and Sarah J. Glonn
as Natiounl Aids i3u compliment greatly appro
ciated. ' I J-' .'
Terry Corp3 is planning for Memorial Day,
and will get as many children as possiblo to
take part iu the services, thus teaching thorn to
lovo aud honor tho memory of our patriotic
doad. Iu closing her lejtter, our correspondent
"Our Post pays tho Corps a high compliment,
declaring that we aro tho cement which holds
thoir organization together. Tho women aro
so much moro resourceful, keep up tho inter
est. Why, yes, to bo sure. They hold ono
business meeting a month. Tho othor they
disponso with businoss, invito us 'girls' in and
wo spend tho ovcuiug socially together, invit
ing interested friends also, hoping to mako
Dopnrtment Correspondent Louisa Closkoy
reports tho sovuuth annual Convention, De
partment of Texas, held in Dallas, tho lurgoat
over assomblod in that Dopartmont; 70 delfl-"
gatos in attendance.
The addross of Department President La"
vantia Connor chronicled a yar of progress
and tlio official reports showed gains in every
Greetings wero road from Past National
Prcsjdent Emma R. Wallace, who attended
tho Convention at Waco in 1595; algo, from
National President Lizboth A. Turner and
Junior Vice-President Mcyors, who resigned,
hor ollico some timo since to tako up a hotuo
Among tho Grand Array visitors to Conven
tion woro Pa3t Commaiidor-in-Chiof Wel33crt,
of Wisconsin, and Gon. Stormont, of Indiana.
Greetings wero borno to Grand Army Encamp
mont by Mcsdamcs Kline, Knight, and Ba9h.
John A. Dix and George II. Thomas Corps
sorvod a fine lunch iu the Oriental Hotel.
Tho officers of Department follow: Pros.,
Lillia Klino, San Antonio; J.V. P., Mrs. Al
vord. Fort Worth ; Sec, Rachel Toomoy, San
Antonio; Treas.. Minuio Converso, Sau An
tonio; Chap., Bell Ayors, Dallas; Counselor,
Lavantia Conger; Ins., Adah Work, Waco;
1. and I. Officer, Maggio RuaV, Houston; Chief
of Staff, Martha Leeds; Louiso Cluskey, Press
Executive Board: Salllo Bray, Chairman,
Dcnison; Clara Allon, Sherman; MaryRicker,
Austin; Mary Baker, Dallas; Edith Congor,
Waco. Next Convention at Houston. Reso
lutions of thanks wero extended officers for
faithful servicos, and citizens of Dallas, to
gothor with tho local Corps and conirnitteos,
for gouorous aud whole-hearted hospitality.
PRESIDENT OF NEW HAMPSHIRE.
Sophia E. Dodge, Dopartmont President of
Now Hampshire, W.R.C., was bom in tho old
historic town of Amherst, N. II., Nov. 30. 1836'.
At tho ago of 10 years she hocatno a teacher iu
tho public schools of her own andadjoining
towns, which vocation was followed for Bevoral
years. Foi tho last 10 ycar3 alio has aorved as
member of tho School Board, and still holds
Charlos U. Phelps, who cnlitcd as a private
from Amherst, in Co. I, 5th N. H., was a
brother, who was promoted for valiant service.
Ho was mortally wounded at Gottysturg, July
2, 18G1, and died July 4, aged 21 years. In tho
words of the pastor who attended his funoral,
"Ho was a young man, but an old soldier,"
having been engaged in 11 battle?. The
G.A.R. Post 43, and it3 auxiliary, 13, wero
named in honor of him.
i'JmK ". f.nWA
SopniA E. Dodge, Department President,
Mr3. Dodgo i3 tho wife of a prominent citizon
of Amherst. She was elected President of
Charles 11. Phelphs Corps, 13, W.R.C, whon
first organized in 1834, and sinco that dato has
filled tho offico of Pro3idont, Vice-President,
and Secretary until tho present year; has been
a member of Department Exccutivo Board, and
was appointed National Aid for tho year 1893.
Tho pait year sho acted as Chief of Siafl for
Past Department President If. Lizzio Foster.
Being very much interested iu the work of the
W.R.C., sho anticipates a pleasant aud prosper
TWO MORE VIRGINIA FLAG?.
National Aid Amelia F. Colgan, Hampton,
Va., President of John A. Logan Cop3, 13,
reports two moro flags raiacd ovor Virginia
schoolhouscs, otio on Bloxom's school and tho
other on Hickman's school, near Hampton.
Tho purchase prico of thu Uass and flagstaffa
was raised by John A. Logan Corp3 and com
rades of Posts 2G and 1G.
President Colgan and members of Corps 13,
with comrades from tho Posts named, visited
tho schools ami held patriotic exercises, accom
panied by Joanna W. Turner, Department of
the Potomac. Tho school children did their
part nobly in song and recitation. The flag
now floats over six schooihonses in Elizabeth
City County through tho efforts of tho Grand
Army aud Belief Corps.
FLOURISHING INDIANA CORPH.
Morton Corp3, 11, Terro Hauto, Intl., re
ported by Mrs. H. H. Weakley, has 102 mem
bers. Tho Corps is now iu it3 12th year, and
has a long record of good deeds.
Besides tho development of tho cardinal
virtue of charity, thero has been gradual
mental, development aud general self-education,
so much lo be desired in women.
Morton Corp3 celebrated their 11th anni
very April 8, tho Post, Sons of Veterans, and
Ladies' Aid invited; program and supper both
ALL ALONG THE LINE.
Among tho Corps that will give "Memorial
of tho Flowers, or Guarding tho Flag," on Me
morial Day aro Corps 22, Tildcn, Neb.; Corps
4, Post Falls, Idaho, and tho Corps of Shickloy,
Neb., and Webster, S. I). It will also bo given
at Baudall Road, N. Y.; Wenona, III.; Howard
City, Mich.; Commercial Point, O., and Jack
'1 he Dopartmont of Minnesota, W.R.C, has
issued a neat roster embracing 105 Corps. Tho
new roster of the Department of Massachusetts,
W.R.C., numbers 171 Corp.
Corps President Jennie E. Sturtevant re
ports that Corps 111, Pembroke, Ma3S., is busy
collecting funds to assist tho Grand Army in
building a Memorial hall.
Tho 13th annual Convention, Department of
Indiana, W.R.C, meets atSi'th Bend. May 13
aud 14. Department President Crisler re
ports id hist General Orders tho institution of
Corp3 at Ashley.
President Josephine Hobbs, of E. 0. C. Ord
Corps, f, Suu Antonio, Tex., is an Ohio woman,
formerly of Tiffin. Sho i3 giving special at
tention to tho Memorial Day exercises, and will
probably drill tho children in "Memorial of
Addis II. Mnrdia reports Wm. English Corps,
3, Bozomau, with n membership of 43. Meet
ings pleasant, and Department Convention was
a new stimulus to work.
Tho official rostor of Illinois embraces 272
Corps. Convention in Cairo opened with a
reception to Commander-in-Chief Walker and
Department Commander Powell and staff. Illi
nois'Corns aro contributing bedding, wearing
apparel and dolicacies for tho sick to tho Illi
nois Belief Corps Home.
Bolmont Corps, 115, Blair, Wis., has entered
its second year. Though tho membership is
not largo they aro very enthusiastic, and thoy
k'ivc the salute to thu 11 a i: with a right good
will. Most of thctu aro tho wives of the mom
bo rs of tho Post.
Alexander Corps, Piqua, 0., Bent out nniqtio
invitations for their anniversary, asking iu
rhytuo a penny from each otio receiving a card
fur each year of his life Among tho interest
ing responses was ono from Past Department
Commander E. E. Nutt, of that place.
lluldah Stuart, Howard, Kan., reports a do
llghtful Campfiro of tho G.A.R. and W.R.C.
Although a Conundrum Supper had been
pLnnod, tho speakers aud declaimed, as by
common consent, turned tho meeting into a.
patriotic revival, which rendered it all tho
Dopartmont Prosidont Emma B. Alrich, of
Kansas, was presented with a diamond-studded
goMbadge, of which she is properly proud.
Mrs. Stites, Correspondent, reports Harmon
Corps 210, Hoopertnn, III., about 100 miles
south of Chicago, as having enjoyed a series of
social festivitift and entertainments for relief
tho pa t Winter. Post aud Corps occupy a now
hall, which has been fitted up in tho plcasant
cst stylo possible.
Prompt Train Service.
During tho mouth of April tho passcngor
tra.'u movement on all Divisions of thu B. &0.
system was rcmarkablo for punctuality. Tho
through express trains arrived at their respaet
ivo destinations on schedule time 95 per cont.
of tho timo. This is n porformanco raroly
equalled by roads operating as many trains as
aro run on tho B. & 0., and spoaks well for tho
efficiency of tho rank aud file, aa well aa'tho
officials of tho Operating Dopartmont.
SONS OF VETERANS.
.National Orders Division News and
Election of Officers.
FOUR NEW CAMPS.
Connecticut DlvUlrm Mn a Good Com
mumlor, and tho lirothcrs aro Working.
Editor National Tribune: A very cn
joyablo Campfiro was hold by John M. Simms
Camp, 49, of Stamford, April 21. A number of
Division ofliccrs woro present. Tho purpose of
tho Campfiro was to interest tho old members
and obtain now ones, and beforo tho ctose of
the oxcrciscs eight applications had been re
ceived. Tho Chairman wa3 Sorg't William Martin.,
Com raander Gcorgo H Cox spoko briefly but
to tho poinVand gavo tho boys much encour
agement by his good news of an increase in
membership for last quarter. lie was followed
by ono of 49's boys Chaplain I. P. Tuft, who
gavo an cxcollout description of thojbattlo of
Antietaro. , Comrade Toms interested5 tho boys
with au intoreatiug sketch of soldior Iifo, and
was followed b.i Capt. Sherman, of Camp 11,
Bridgeport. A delightful repast was providod,
to which all did ample justice. A delegation
of Co. C, Connecticut National Guard, was pres
ent. Tho latter part of March Commander Cox
mustered a new Camp at Greenwich, and soon
after mustered another one at Norwich. Tho
Camp at Windsor Locks has beon reinstated,
and April 28 Commandor Cox mustered a now
Camp at Seymour. This makes a gain of four
We havo got a real live Commander, ono who
is giving much timo to tho affairs of the Di
vision, and ho will no doubt bring U3 up to a
higher standard than ever before. Fayee.
. THE DIVISIONS.
Camp 21, Fulton Capt., Frank P. Connell;
First Liout., John C. Buck; Second Lien.,
Jesso P. Slatison ; Chap., Gcorgo E. Buck;
First Serg't, Orra Coles; Q. M. S., Thoma3 If.
Coles ; S. of 0., Preston Slauson ; C. S., Fred
D. La May; Principal Musician, Frank Ger
man ; C. of G., Stephen Buck ; C. G., Edwin A.
Durfcy; P. O., Fred O. Reckard.
E. B. Sturgis Camp, 11, East Fairfield, with
20 'charter members, was mustered the other
night by tho Division Commandor.
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Juii. J. 1863.
Editor National Tciuonk: Will yon
please thronKii Tick National Tkibtnis
Kive Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation
Did the President atntc that if the States"
that had withdrawn from tho Union would
coma bnck within 90 days and Iny down
their arras they might keep their slaves?
Please give it iu fnll,r.a we have a dpnto
in regard to the fact. Yonrs in F., C. and
L. GKOKGE Jaqgehs, Proro, Utah.
Tho following is the proclamation ia
uiH.--Editor National Tnim-SB.
Wnereas, on the 22d day of Saptember, in
the year of our Lord 1PG2, n proclamation
was issued by the President of the United
State.", containing, among other things, tho
following, to wit:
"That on the 1st day of January, in thev
year of onr Lord JS63, all persons hold as
slaves within any State, or designated part
of State, the people whereof shall then be in
rebellionaainst the United States, shall be
than, thenceforward, and forever free; and
the Executive Government of the United
State-j, including the military and naval
authority thereof, will recognize and main
tain the freedom of such persona, and will
do no act or acta tosnppre33snch persons, or
any of them, in any efforts Ihey may make
for their actual freedom.
" That the Executive -will, on the 1st day
of January aforesaid, by proclamation, des
ignate the Stales, and parts of States, if anyr
in which the people thereof respectively
shall then be in rebellion agakiat tho United
States; and the fact that any State or ther
people thereof shall on flint day bo in good
faith represented in tho Congress of the'
United States, by members chosen thereto ab
election wherein a majority of the qualified
voters of snch State shall have participated,,
shall, in the absence of strong countervail
ing testimony, be deemed conclusive evi
dence thatsuch Stale, aud thojeoplc thereof,,
are not then in rebellion acana3t the United
Now, therefore, I, Abraham Lincoln,.
President of the United States, Dy virtue of
the power in me vested as Commander-in-Chief
of the Army and Navy Qf the United
States in time of actnal armed rebellion
against the authority and Government of
the United States, and as a fit and necessary
war measure for suppressing said rebellion,
do, on the 1st day of January, in the year of
oux Lord 1863, and in accordance with my
pnrpese so to do, publicly proclaimed for tho
foil period of 100 days from the day first
above mentioned, order and designate, as the
States and parls of States wherein tho people
thereof respectively are this day in rebellion
against the United States the following, to
wit: Arkansas. Texas. Louisiana errant tho
f Parishes of St. Bernard, Plaqcemine, Jeffer
son, or. jonn, at. Charles, St. James, Ascen
sion, Assumption, Terre Bonne, Lafourche,
St. Mane,Sr. Alnrtin.and Orleans, including
the City of New Oileans), Mississippi, Ala
bama, Flor'da, Georgia, South Carolina,
North Carolina, and Virginia (except the 43
Counties designated as West Virginia, and
also the Connties of Berkely, Accomac,
Northampton, Elizabeth City," York, Prin
cess Anne, aud Norfolk, including the cities
of Norfolk and Portsmouth), and which ex
cepted parts are for the present left precisely"
as if this proclamation were not issued.
And. by yirtne of the rower and for the nnr.
pose aforesaid, I do order and declare that;
an persons neld as slaves within said desig
nated States and parts of States, are, and
henceforward shall be free ; and that tho
Execntive Government of the United States,
including the military and naval authorities
thereof, will recognize and maintain the free
dom of said persons. And I hereby enjoin
upon the people so declared to be free, to ab
stain from all violence, unless in necessary
self-defense; and I recommend to them.thafc
in all cases, when allowed, they labor faith
fully for reasonable wsges. And I further
declare and make known that such persons
of suitable condition will be received into
the armed service of the United States, to
garrison forts positions, stations, and other"
places, and to man vessels of aU sorts in said
service. And upon this act, sincerely be
lieved to be an act of justice, warranted by
the Constitution, upon military necessity, 1
invoke the considerate judgment of man
kind and the gracious favor of Almighty
In testimony whereof I have hereunto sefc
my name, and caused the seal of the United
States to be affixed.
Done at the City of "Washington this l3t
day of Jannary, in the yerir of our Lord 1863,
and of the independence of the United States
Editor National Tribune: I have
been a subscriber to your valuable paper for
16 years, and have never bothered yon with
questions, but now I want to find out why
the commou soldier, i. e., the rank and file,
is called the private soldier. When was ic
started, and by whom, and by what author
ity? I am aware that nearly all the officers'
names were taken from the French, Spanish,
and Italian, and the meaning of them is all
right, but I can't see why a public thing
should be called private. Yours in F., C,
and L. Newell S. Haurison, Heart
We have made a great deal of search, but
have been unable to get any satisfactory in
formation. We certainly took it from tho
French, Spanish, or Italian, and they from
the Latin, but the steps of transition from the
Latin privat us -apart from the public are
not clear. The French say privat soltlat, and
we believe that the Italians and Spanish do
the same. The Germans say gemeine soldal
common soldier. The term has been iu our
language since Shakspere's time, at least,
for he says : "I cannot put him to a privatcr
soldierthat is the leader of so many thou
sands, 2d Part King Henry IV., Act II.,
The only explanation that occurs" to ns is
that when regular troops began to be raised
and maintained, a Captain secured a con
tract or commission for so many men, and
that these were regarded a3 his private
property, and that the men came to bespoken
of as the privates of Captain so-and-so.
Editor National Tribune.
Death of Niagara Falls.
lAppteton's Popular Science Monthly.
Fifteen hundred years ago the terrestrial
movements raised the Johnson barrier to
the. Erie basin so high that tho waters of
that lake reached not merely the level of
Lake Michigan, but the point of turning all
the water of the upper lake3 into the Mis
sissippi drainnge by way of Chicago. But
the talis were then cutting through th
ridge, aud when this was accomplished, be
fore the change of drainage was completed,
the snrface of Lako Erie was suddenly
lowered by many feet, and thus the falla
were re-established for some time longer.
Slowly, year by year, one sees the cataract
wearing back and suggesting the time when
the riTer will bo turned into a series of
rapids; but another silent cause is at work,
and one not easily seen namely, tho effects
of the changing of level of the earth's crust.
From the computations already referred to
it was found that for the first 2-1,000 years
of the life of the river only the Erio waters
flowed by way of the Niagara- River, and for
only 8,000 years havo all the waters of tho
upper lakes been feeding the fulls. If tho
terrestrial movements continne as at pres
ent nnd there appears no reason to doubt
it, for tho continent was formerly vastly
higher than now then in about 5,000 year3
the rim of the Erie basin promises to bo
raised so high that all the waters of tho
upper lakes will How out by way of tho
Chicago Canal. Thu3 the duration of Niag
ara Falls will .have continued about 37,000
ycan But tho l;kcs will endure beyond
the calculations of tho boldest horologist.