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THE NATIONUi TRIBUNE: WASHTS
D. ft, THURSDAY, MAY 21, 1S9G
What is Being Done liy llie Yelcrans
for (lie Good of ilio Order.
BUFFALO IN THE FIGHT.
Grand Army and Kuslness Interests Orcan
ized lo Sccuro tho Nest IJncampmenU
Editor National Tiwbuse: Last year at
Louisville tho Buffalo comrades of Bidwell
"Wilkeson Tost, 5), showed great zeal and tact
in their cflbrts to wrest from St. Paul the honor
of entertaining tho National Encampment this
year, and though entoring tho field only two
dava beforo the session, were successful in mus
tering 22(1 votes to St. Paul's 393 votes, out of
a total of 715, when the choice of meeting placo
When, through tho stubbornness of tho
Northwestern Railroad Association, tbcro was
reason to believe that tho Commander-in-Chief
would select Eomo other plnco than Ft. Faul for
this year's session, Euflalo again, through its
Mayor, Aldermen, and Grand At ray organiza
tions, petitioned for tho Encampment.
Jt bnviuc finally been decided that tba meet
ing wns to bo held at St. Paul, Buffalo rein
forced and enlarged its comiuitteo by tho addi
tion of citizens appointed by Mayor Jewitt,
reproBcntinz :ill of tbo business exchanges mu
nicipal departments', nnd Grand Army Posts.
This cornmittco selected .Hon. Augustus F.
Schcn as Chairman and D. IT. Turner as Secre
tary. A detailed statement of tho expenses of other
cities which had entertained tho Encampment
wcro secured and tabulated, and after catcful
consideration the Citizens' Committeo resolved
to make efforts to sccuro the Encampment for
1SD7, and raise the necessary funds lor proper
It is believed by tbo promoters of the project,
and by Grand Army men generally in New
York State, that a session at Buffalo would call
out au attendance only second to that at Wash
ington. It is within 12 hours rido of all of tho States
which send the largest delegations to the Eu
campmeut. It has Niagarn Falls for a suburb,
which can be icached in 40 minutes, and at an
expense of only 50 cents. It would he tho first
Encampment in the Empire State in nearly 20
years, aud every town m tho State would send
delegations to the ( ity in whoso beauty and
prosperity all Now Yorkers take pride. It is 60
tiituntcd as to railroad and steamboat accommo
dations, and having GOO miles of side-track
within its limits, that it would be impossible
to stall trains and delay arrival, as m most
Buffalo is the Queen City of the central chain
oflakesand the electric city of the woild. Hhas
a population of 350.000; in population the 11th
city on the continent, the tilth iu commercial
bubincss in tho world, and tho third iu im
portance on this contiucut. It has 42 square
miles within its limits, aud a suburban terri
tory accessible by electric-car lines. It has 900
acres of parks and 20 miles of connecting boule
vards. It has the finest streets of any city in
the world, with 200 miles of them asphalted,
nnd tbo greater number shaded by trece, and
with a cool, bracing atmosphere, a proof against
sunstroke ideal routes for a grand parade. It
has 10 large hotels, of tho latest construction
tud largo capacity, contrally located; any
number of Fmaller hotels aud boardiug-houscs;
able lo accommodate more people than any city
except New York, Chicago, mid Philadelphia. It
has pnblic halls siith'cicut for the National Eu
campment and ail auxiliaries.
From the sentiment expressed at Louisville
it would appear that 9(Tpercont. of tho visiting
veterans desired to visit Buffalo and Niagara
Palls. In one of tho speeches made in the En
campment it was said that there were 7,000
New York soldiers iu Michigan who would
make tho visit to the Stato from which they
went to the front.
Tho agingcomrades cannot attend many moro
Encampments or take part in but few more
parades. Buffalo would be an ideal place for
on o more grand rally beforo the end comes.
D. H. Tuknhk. Commander of Bid well-Wilko-Bon
Post, 9, and Secretary Citizens' Cornmittco
Bryncr Post, 67, Peoria Com., Philip Smith :
S. V. a, Eliot Callcndcr; J. V. G. William W.
Tan Ttro.cll; Adj'r, B. C. Bryncr; Q. M., . W.
Burt; Chap., Hiram II. Ashmore; Surg., A.J.
Graham; O. D.. Jacob Caffvn ; O. G., Georco
F.Walker; S. M., Frauk Asb; Q. M.S., D.I.
The following dates have been eelcted and
reported to Department Headquarters for hold
ing District and Regimental Encampments and
Ecu n ions: Park Region G.A.R. Encampments,
at Long Prairie, June 2. 3, 4, 5 ; Second Dis
l ttict G.A.R. Association, at New Ulm. Juno 17,
38, 19; Southwestern G.A.B. Association, at
Jackson, Juno 24, 25, 2G; Cannon Valley G.A.K.
Aociation, at Northfield, June 23, 24, 25;
Western Veterans' Interstate G.A.K. Associa
tion, at Ortonville. Juno 1G, 17, 18, 19; 1st
Idiun., at Wiuoua, Juno 2.
ShelbyvilJo Post, 102, Shelbyvillc-Com.,
John A. Bennett; S. V. C, Henry C. Forman;
J. V. (, JffZekiHh Orewyler; Adj't, W. C. Mc
Dowell ; Q. M.. Win. B. Davis; Chap., Win. A.
Vandtvcr; O. I)., Wallace Davis; O. G., John
13. Burgo; S. M., Wm. H. Phipps; Q. M. S.,
"Wm. H. McMaster.
Thoinbiirz Post, 27, Clark's Com., A. T
Stovin; S. V. C. J. M. MilJcr; J. V. &, E. 12
Church ; Chap., J. F. Cole ; Adj't, F. J. Steams;
Q. M.. I rank Sweet; Surg., S. C. Evans; O. I).,
J. F. Dtinhnin; O. G.. J. Morse; 0. M. S., K.
T. Wctucrel! ; S. ST., J. P. Spcllman.
At the 13th annual Encampment of the Do-
partnient, held at Eaton April 24 aud 25, tho
ibHowJug officers wero elected: Com., John C.
"JJromagem, Eai-t Las Vegas; S. V. C, B. P.
Thompson, Baton; J. V. C, Edward Miller,
Santsi Fe; Medical Director, F. E. OIney, East
JLas Vegas; Chap.. Thomas Harwood, Albuquor
qucj Council of Administration, Smith H.
Sampson. Taos: Orlando Smith, Lhs Vegas;
T. J. Bigford, East Las Vegas; Geo. W. Cook,
Baton ; E. S. Stover. Albuquorqtio; Delegate
to National Encampment, Hiram Cratnptoir
- Alternate. C. W. Kickard. '
Department Commander Bromacem has an
nounced tho following staff: Aws't Adj't-Gen
Eli Caldwell, East Las Vt-cas; Ass'lQ. M.-Gcn.
Morris J. Crowley, East Las Vegas; Ins., Wm.
Bruntou, Watrous; Judge-Advocate, Leo II.
. Kudisille, White Oaks.
DoparUiu-ut Headquarters have been estab
lished at Eabt Las Vegas, New Mexico.
The 30th annual Encampment of tho Depart--ment
of Ohio, held at Columbus la6t week, was
a success, although the attendance was not so
large .ub at other Encampments. The parade
on Thursday was almost a failure, on account
of the heavy rain.
Tho Encampment was called to order Thurs
day afternoon by Department Commandor
Townsend. A delegation from the Ladies of
the G.A.It. waited upon tho Encampment,
being ohcortcd to tbo platform by Comrades
Moufort, Oliuc and Hunt. They extended
greetings to the EncBinpniont, aud presented
Commander Townsend with an olegant bou
quet. Commander TowiiBond responded, and
the ladies were given three cheers.
A committee appointed last year reported
that the members of the bons of Veterans ouyht
to bo admitted to the meetings of the G.A.K.,
under certain restrictions. The committee was
continued in oider that tho matter may bo
brought hufurc the National Encampment.
Officers were elected as follows: Com.. Capt.
E. L. Lybarcer, Coshocton; S, V. G. Jiunry
( McClarcii, Wooster; J. V. C, Hcnrv Dunham,
Lebanon ; Medical Director. John A. Wilkin.
Toledo. Council of Administration, Griflith C.
Barnes. Cleveland; Henry Wagoner, Cincin-
i Jiati; O. W. Aldrich, Columbus; Jacob Euglo-
4 hardl, Toledo; Henry Kiiger. Dayton.
Commander-in-Chief Walhor was preBentat
, bo Encampmont, and spoko at tbo Caiupfinr
Some weeks ago wo published a sketch nnd
cut of Frederick J. Cotton, of Philadelphia,
who has been iudorsud by a number of Penn
sylvania Posts for tho ollicc of Sonior Vice
Commander at tho next Encampment of the
? Depaitmunt to bo held at Gettysburg. Tho
4 photograph from which the cut was made was
taken boveral years ngo, and tho comrades
think was not a good likeness of their popular
Commander. Tho cut given herewith ropre
scnts Cotton as ho appears to-day. Tho com
mittco linvitijr in chargo Comrade Cotton's can
didacy nro: Win. H. Green, U. C. Dora mo, A.
O. Kurtz. Wm. Coppolbcrger. I. W. Shongle,
Abram Laudcrbnck, Wm. K. Pierce, Gcorgo
FitnDEiticK J. Cotton. -
Poole, Thomas Porterfield. James P. Holt, E.
J. Price, Louis Engel, Charles H. Gardner,
Charles Miller, Joseph W. Garrett, Frederick
Loibrick, Thomas B. Ostrander. Harry Clayton,
Wm. B. Koso, John K. Biguoll, Mathew Eyan,
L. L. Myers.
Tlml3th annual Encampmont of tho Depart
mentCv'.l be held at Walertown Juno 3, 4, and
5. Commander-in-Chief I. N. Walker, accom
panied by members of his stall', is expected to
bo present during a part of the Encampment;
and during his stay a Catnpfiro will bo held iu
Dedication of a .Soldiers' Monument.
Thirty-four years after tho close of tho war.
New Kochcllo, a beautiful city just outside of
Now York City, has honored her bravo soldier
boys by erecting to thoir memory a beautiful
granite shaft, surmounted by a liguro of tho
typical foldior holding fast to our glorious em
blem, the Stars and Stripes. The occasion of
the unvailing was a mcmoraiilo one to tho
citizens of New Kochclle. It occurred Satur
day, May 9. Tho Grand Army Posts of Yon
kers, Tarrytown, Mount Vernon, and Port
chester, with the Sons of Veterans from the
same places, aud two companies of tbo Na
tional Guard, besides some civic organizations,
paraded. All visiting comrades were lunched
at tho Gymnasium beforo the parade. Gen.
Daniel Butterfield, of New York, was the ora
tor of the occasion, nnd tho dedication address
was n:ado by Gen. Daniel Sickles.
Tho flag with which tho monument was
covered was drawn off by Miss Cusbing, tho
daughter of Commander Cushing. who becamo
famous by his destroying tho rebel ship Albe
marle. Tho presence of Miss Cushing lent
additional interest to tho occasion, aud she was
cheered time and time again for the memory
of her bravo father. There were short ad
dresses by some of tho local committee, and a
closing benediction by Father McLaughlin.
The monument stands on a grassy plot just
iu front of the First Presbyterian Church, but
a short distance from tho center of tho village,
is about 13 feet high, and cost nearly $5,000,
all of which was subscribed before tbo monu
ment was finished. Honor is due Flandrcaw
Post, 509, of New Kochclle, which awakened
public sympathy to tho need of such a monu
Antler's Ohio Ilrlgaile.
The animal Kcuuionof Fuller's Ohio Brigade,
composed of the 27th, 39th, 43d, and 63d Ohio,
was held in tho Assembly Boom of tho School
Library Building, Columbus, O., lastThuiday,
thcro being a largo attendance. Mr. Frank
Bruncr, of Cincinnati, presided. Short ad
dresses were mad o by Department Commander
E. L. Lybargor aud Comrades Hayes, Stanton,
aud Graham. It was decided to hold the next
Reunion at the time nnd place of the Depart
ment Encampment. The following oflicers
were elected : V.-P's., .Mayor Charles Smith, for
the 27th; Win field Scott, for the 39th; Col. II.
Park, for the 43d, and Col. O. L. Jackson, for tho
63d. The present Secretary and Treasurer,
James E. Gmham, of Fort Wayne, Ind., was
re-elected for life, and tendered a voto of
thanks for his past work. K. L. Chittenden, of
New Paradise. Pa., was elected Chaplain. It
is probable that tho brigade will hold a Kcuuion
at tho National Encampment.
Ohio Association of ."Mexican Veterans.
Tho 22(1 annual Reunion of the Ohio Stato
Association of Mexican War Veterans was held
at tbo National Military Home, Ohio, May 8.
Secretary Smith called the assembly to order,
and introduced the Piesident, James Wilson,
of Find lay, O., who took the chair. Col. J.
B. Thomas, Governor of tho Home, iu fitting
words welcomed tho old silver-gray veterans to
tho Homo lo hold its Kcuuion, tho 50th anni
versary of tho first battlo in the war with Mex
icoPalo Alto, May 8, 184G. Presidcut Wilson
Officers wcro elected as follows: Pros.. Capt.
Mitchell C. Lilley; V.-PV., George A. Ftichs,
John Foltz, Charles Aid, Jesse Gortuer. John
C. Springer, and Dr. James Cutter; Marshal,
Matthew L. Puullus, Greenfield. Ind.; Sec. aud
Treas., James 11. Smith, Newark, 0.
Medal of Honor Legion.
Commander Charles M. Belts, Philadelphia,
Pa., announces that the seventh annual Conven
tion of the Modal of Honor Legion will bo held
at Faneuil Hall, Boston, Mass.. Wednesday, Juno
To secure quarters writo Gardiner C. Hawkins,
Secretary of Committee on Arrangements, Amer
ican House, Boston.
Prayed, hut IJidn't Jtcly Kntlrcly on Provi
dence. London Figaro.
Here is a little anecdote told not by a
malicious Ultlander, hut by a Boer. In the
early days, before the Transvaal was a Ke
public, there was a famine in the land, and
a party was organized to hunt the liarte
beestc. For days the party scoured the
eldt iu vain ; there was no sign of game of
any description. Then one of the Boern de
clared his intention of retiring into the bush
to pray for mccor, as did the patriarchs of
old. He accordingly left the party, in com
pany with a native, and disappeared into
Some hours afterwards the Boer returned
and informed the party solemnly that he
had prayed, and in three days' time a very
large troop of hartebecste would pass that
way. The party remained at the camp,
and, sure enough, two days alter the prom
ised game appeared iu sight, aud the Dutch
men, with thankful hearts, made a great
From that moment "the man of prayer"
became the popular hero until be was
elected President of the South African Ke
pnblic. That man was Paul Kruger.
And now listen to the edifying sequel:
It was some time afterwards that the native
who accompanied Xruger into the bush gave
bis version of the affair. The native stated
that when Kruger entered the hush he did
not pray, but struck out for a neighboring
Kaffir kraal. Calliug tho headmen, the
Boer informed them that the white people
were btarving and could find no game.
There was a large number of armed Boers on
the other side ot the bush who had sent him
to tell them that unless they (the natives)
discovered game in les than three days
they would all be shot. Knowing Boor
methods only too well, the frightened na
tives set out forthwith, discoveied the game
aud drove it towards the Boer camp. '
An old jiliyleiiin. ictlied from prnctlce, had
placed In liia hands liy mi Knt India mfsfloimry
the formula of a Htiupie Vegetable remedy for the
KiR'cdy mid permanent cure of Consumption
BroncliHU, Cutniili, Asthma nnd nil Throat and
LniiK Affection; iiImiu positive and radical euro
for Xcrvoua Debility nixl ml Nervous ComplaiulH.
Having tented it wonderful curative powers in
thousand of cii,om, mid denirln- to relieve human
MitleriiiR. I will Mend free of charge to all who wish
it Uif recipe iu German. French or EiikMhIi, with
full diicctioiiM for preparing ami Ubinjr. Sent by
mail by iiddn-Hifug, with stump, naming thij
Pper. W. A. Novo. 820 Vowcrt' Mock, Jioclualer,
j . j i can quarters oi tue region win ne opened
in Parlor 9d, American House, Hanover street,
Boston, during the Kcuuion and Convention.
THE RELIEF CORPS,
Gleaning from National Headgnar
ters Notes from Departments.
A School Superintendent Wliolookn Out for
tho Teachers Heron. Collcgo the Center of
Ioy;l Kentucky Kncourafjlni; Reports in
Patriotic Planning for tho Children.
John S. Roesclor, Superintendent of tho
Public Schools of Sauk County, Wis., has sot
an example worthy of a general following, by
issuing an address' to tho teachers under his
supervision, urging them to toach patriotism at
all tiroes, and toarrango a special program for
Memorial D.iy. Hero aro sonio questions and
deductions opening the address, which havo a
practical bearing upon the case.
To Tiin Tkachkks or Sauk County.
Dkaii Tkachkr: What aro you doing to
wards instilling patriotism into tho breasts of
the children intrusted toyourcaro? Aro yon
teaching them to lovo and honor the Star
Spatigled Banner? Are you teaching, by pre
copt nnd example, lovo for homo, for school,
nnd for nativo land? Or is-yourtime so ab
sorbed in the cultivation of tho intellect that
you have no tinio to spare for tho above-men
tioned things? If this is tho caso with you,
your placo is not in tho school-room. Tho
sooner you abandon teaching and mako room
for some otio who can and will find time for tho
cultivation of patriotism in tho school-room,
tho better it will bo for our schools and for our
Mrs. Kato E. Putnam, widow of tho lato
Department Commander, I). C. Putnam, of
Ohio, and now at tho head of one of tho Depart
ments of Berca College, Kentucky, writes, edi
torially, in tho Belief Corps Record, of a Bo
union of tho 7th and Sth Ivy., to bo held at that
placo May 30.
Berca is near tho battlefield of Richmond,
in tho blue-grass region, whero Kirby Smith's
men cut up tho Union forces under Gen. Nel
son, and Berca College extends an invitation to
vetcrajts everywhere to attond, tho students
pledging themselves as guido3 to all points of
interest, including Richmond, East Pinnaclo,
Bare Knob, Silver Ki.ob, etc
Of Berca Collccc and its part in holding tip
Old Glory in tho war, Mrs. Putnam writes as
fo!lo73: "Berca College is as interesting a
battlefield as any of thu war, for it is.thc out
growth, Kentucky's protest against iron-clad
sectarianism and negro slavery and autedatc3
tho war. Rev. John (5. Fee. a Kctituckian, was
its founder, aud President Fairchild, of blessed
memory, was its first President.
" Whilst Bcrea instilled the wholcsomo lesson
of tho right of the negro to bo educated, and
has established a co-cdu cation al school, which
opens its doors to both sexes and races, its real
mission h tho uplifting intellectually of the
mountaineers, who arc not 'poor white trash,'
but freeholders, who were never slave-owners.
These people, isolated by their environments,
arc truthful, honest, hospitable, aud intensely
loyal; and not only held the Commonwealth of
Kentucky in the Union, but wcro first to placo
tho Surs aud Stripes on Lookout Mountain.
'Befoio tho war tho outsido world knew
littlo of thesn raro descendants of Celtic aud
Saxon stock, but when tho Union was in dan
ger they poured forth from thoir mountain
fastnesses and held tho Stato for the old nag,
aud forced West Virginia to secede from tho
Confederacy. President Wm. G. Frost, lato of
tho faculty of Obcrlin College, is tho firm be
liever that iu Berca College lies tho solution of
the Southern probleni.
"Bereahas to-day moro Northern students
than any other college in Kentucky. It ofiers
unusual advantages to thoso who arc thirsting
for a liberal education, but who have littlo elso
but indomitable wills aud industry as capital.
Hero is a collccc peculiarly adapted to tho
needs of oursoldicrs' boys aud girls of tho Ohio
Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphans' Homo who de
sire a higher education amid Christian influ
ence. "Indeed, tho curriculum will comparo most
favorably with that of any of our American
colleges, and embraces a classical, a philosoph
ical nnd n literary course. Tho Academical
and Normal Department", with Model and In
dustrial schools, mark this col lego as second to
none in its scopo and purpose."
DhPAHTMENT OK NEW YOHK.
Department President Anuio P. CIcary, of
New York, has issued beautiful Memorial Day
orders, in which sho urges tho children bo
given part in tho services of tho day.
Following is a summary of tho reports for
Department of New York, first quarter, 1S0G:
Members iu good standing, 7,514; cash ex
pended for relief. $1,337.51 ; rolicf other than
money, $1.1 04.74; turned over to Posts, $331.20;
number of soldiers assisted, 107; number iu
soldiers' families assisted, G65; number of mem
bers assisted, 80; number iu members' families
assisted, 132; total number persons assisted,
The institution of Corps is reported at Brush
ton, Sandy Creek, Eltnira, Thurston, St. Regis
Falls, aud Erievillc.
DKPAUTMKNT OF MA INK.
Department Correspondent Inzetta A. Small
reports much activity among tho Corps iu
patriotic work and arrangements for Memorial
E. B. Wilson Corps, of Orono, reports the last
year one of ever increasing interest. Fivo
members were recently added. Nino social
gatherings wero held the last year, netting a
nice sum for the Soldiers' Home of Newport.
A larco quantity of bedding was also scut to
tho Home. They are now arranging to pro
scut a flag lo each of tho public schools of
Orono, upon condition that the pupils givo tho
American patriotic saluto-moruing and even
ing, which is: "Wo give our heads and our
hearts to God and our countrj'. One country,
one language, ono flag."
Past Department President Millott and
Secretary Day propose to havo tho now Depart
ment Journals models of noatness and accu
racy. Mis. Milieu's handsome nnd intellectual
face will adom tho frontispiece.
Past Department President Ella Jordan
Mason is giving a scries of lectures in tho east
ern part of Maine.
Custer Corps, Lcwiston, second in numbers
in the State, has added several new members
to its roster.
Maino Corps havo been contributing thoir
part to tho Southern Memorial Day Flag Fund.
DBPAIIT.MENT OP VK11MONT.
Good reports of W.R.C. activity como from
tho Green Mountain Stato. At the dedication
of the new Grand At my Hall, Lyndon villc,
Farusworth Corps, 07, served a bountiful sup
per to tho Post and all participants. Depart
ment Commander Puifer was present and par
ticipated in tho dedication exercises and even
Farusworth Corps has jnst given a successful
repiesentatiou of Living Pictures of War Days.
Tho Columbian Drill was given beautifully by
10 young women, dressed in white, with red,
white nnd bluo trimming", each carrying a
flag. There was also a sword diill by 1G young
Tho fourth anniversary of Old Brigade Corp3
(Johnson's; was celebrated by inviting tho Post
and Sous of Veterans to a Cumpfire, with tbo
usual accompaniments of music, patriotic reci
talious aud icfrcshmcuts.
COI.OKADO AN WYOMING.
mau reports 131 delegates in atteudanco upon
12th annual Convention held in Dourer. De
partment Presidont Anna B. Holliday prc
fcided ably, aud business was transacted with
Four Corps and 113 additional members woro
i.-ivuivu ior mo year, u reelings wore ex-
changed with tho Grand Army, Ladies' Aid,
Sons of Veterans and Ladies of tho G.A.R.
Reno Corps, Donvcr, Lucy M. Capron, Presi
dent, exemplified the ritual in a faultless man
ner. There was a joint installation of oflicers,
G.A.R. and W.I4.C, Mary Jewett Telford offi
ciating for tho hitter. Tho next Convention
will bo held at Colorado Springs. Ollicors fol
low: Pros., Ella L. C. Dwincll, Colorado
Springs; S. V. P.. Faunio D. Hardin. Denver;
J. V. P., Ellio V. B. Aldrich, Monto Vista;
Trcas., Mrs. Rapp, Denver; Sec, Marion Sut
ton, Colorado Springs; Chap., Olivo Bacon, As
pen; Ins., Alico M. Seeds, Donver; Instituting
and Installing Officer, E. Waldo, Donvcr;
Counsolor, Anna B. Holliday, Laramie, Wyo.
Exccutivo Board, Mcsdamos Hill, Ortusbco and
Tripp, of-Colorado Springs; Buth Do Puo aud
Kato Sahrbcck, Mauiton.
The 12tU annual Convention, Dopnrtmentjf
California and Nevada, held at Santa Cruz,
passed off successfully, with good busiucss
meetings nnd mauy incidental pleasures.
Assistant National Inspector rendered a re
port to Convention of tho condition of the
Department, tho first timo this has been dono,
and tbo report was gratifying to all.
Department President Alta M. Comstock was
presented a Past President's gold badge, set
with diamonds and pearls. FIoraA.Bowley, of
Mcado Corps, making n lino presentation on
behalf of tho Department. Officers for 1SDG-97
follow: Pros., Laura J. Robinson, San J'raucisco;
S. V.-P., Mts. Cliapin, Los Angeles; J. V.-P.,
Mrs. Tripp, Stockton ; 'Trcas., Susio J. Ilnrris,
Santn Cruz; Chap., Rebecca Murphy, Sobastc
pol; Counselor. Gcraldino E. Fri3bie; Ins.,
Eliza Shepherd; Instituting and Installing
Ollicer, Mary A. Hartwcll. Exccntivo Board,
Bessie Johnson, San Francisco; Cora A. Mcrritr,
Oakland; Mary L. Farmer, Vallcjo; Lizzio
Condy, Stocktou; Ircno E. Gibson, Oakland.
Dr.PAKTMENT OF MASSACHUSETTS.
Col. Thomas E. Barker has returned to Mai
den with his wife, Past National President E.
Florence Barker, much improved from his
Washington sojourn with Corporal Tanner's
Among recent Corps doings wero a May party
by P. Stoarns Davis Corns. East Cambridge;
socials by Gcorgo S. Boutwcll Corps, Ayor;
Ward Corps, Dan vers; .Man ton E. Taft Corp?,
Turner's Falls, aud Gcorgo Ward Corps, Wor
cester. Among novelty entertainments reported aro
a Farmers' Supper by If. A. Bell Corps. Bo3ton ;
Colonial Party by Rogers Corps, Waltham;
,JTho Smoked Pearls" minstrels by Frances
Washburn Corps, Brighton ; Red, Whito and
Bluo salo by Goorgo Bird Corps, Norwood;
drama, ''Comrades," by Richard A. Pierco
Corps, Now Bedford, and a Leap Year Party by
Corps 9, Boston.
The first of ascrics of annual exemplifications
has been held with Corp3 00, Gardner, with
representatives from 30 surrounding Corps in
attendance. Tho Corps of North Adams, Pitts
tield, Palmer, and Milford havo been chosen as
similar head centers. Meetings attended by
Department President Bingham and Depart
ment Inspector Gilman.
Corps 134, Cottago City, is preparing to pro
sent silk flags to all tho schools iu the town,
with appropriate ceremonies.
Corps 100, Upton, has given a handsomo re
ception to Post 105 and Sons of Veterans.
Abraham Lincoln Corps, Charleston, has 20
members of Revolutionary ancestry ; they will
form tho nucleus of a Daughters of tho Revolu
Thirteenth annual Convention, Department
of Iowa, held at Cedar Rapids, as reported by
Llcauor I a. Gibson, I'ress Correspondent, was a
largo aud enthusiastic outpouring of tho loyal
Relief Corps women of tbo State. Department
President Helen R. Griilith presided ably, aud
her associates expressed their approval of a
most vigorous administration by her unani
mous re-election. Thcro wcro 2!JG voting
members iu attendance, aud ovor 200 visitors.
After the formal opening of Convention by
tho Department President, prayer by "Annt
Becky" Young, Department Chaplain, and
singing of tho opening ode, tho staff officers
wero prosented to Convention, Department
Counselor Gortrudo Wilson being tho only
absentee. Past National President Mary Scars
Mcllenry. Past Department Presidents Sarah
L. Rothrock and E. Flora Evans, and Iowa
National Aids wore also presented.
Past Department President Rothrock, Chair
man of tho L-tdics' Executive Committee of
Cedar Rapids, extended n gracious welcomo to
Convention, and presented tho President a
basket of roses on behalf, of the committee.
Thou followed thu President's addreis and re
ports iu their order, showing the Department
in a most flourishing condition, with tho
largest over reported. . A summary follows:
"Number of Corps, CIG; membership, 8,470,
a net gain of 010; expended in relief, cash,
$3,492; rcl icf other than money, $3,013; turned
over to Posts, $l,j34 ; piano, presented tho Sol
diers' Home, $150; dquat$d lo Southern Mem
orial Day flag fund, $32.2o. Seven Corp3 ro
port a membership over 100; eight Corp3 ex
pended over $100 each for relief.
Department Treasurer IJclen E. Longloy re
ported a Department! relief fund aggregating
$1,329.07, of which $3Q5 bad been spent to pro
vide medical treatment n Chicago for Esther
Walker, au Army.Nue,iiufrering from rancor.
Officers of Dupiirtnicnt follow, installed by
Past President Rothrock: Pros., Helen I:.
Griffctli, Mt. Pleasant; S. V. P., Emily Alder,
Clarion; J. V. P., Etta Chamberlain, Cedar
Rapids; Sec, Florence M. Griffith, Mt. Pleas
ant; Trea. (re-elected), Helen E. Lontiley,
Marshalltown; Chap., Aunt Becky Young,
Do3 Moines; Ins., Lydia E. Cramer, West
Union; Counselor, Mary S. Mcllenry. Execu
tive Board: Jennie Kingsbury, Cedar Falls,
Chairman; Jessio Bouchrakc, Knoxville; Es
tello Plopper, Iowa Falls; Alico C. Reed,
Marshalltowu; Eleanor L. Gibson, Sheldon.
Among the pleasant incidents of Convention
reported was the visit of tho entire Encamp
ment, G.A.R., 100 strong, headed by Depart
ment Commander J. K. P. Thompson aud
Commander-elect Judge Gaveus. They wero
enthusiastically received, and upon retiring
wero uiveu tho Chautauqua salute. They ex
tended au invitation to the W.R.C. to Join
them iu a joint installation ut tho Opera House,
which was accepted.
Thoro wcro visiting delegations, also, from
tho Sons of Veterans aud Ladies' Aid. Presi
dent Belle Smith of the latter presenting tho
Department Presidcut with beautiful carua
tions. Upon hearing of tho re-election of tho De
partment President, MrFarland Post, of Mt.
Pleasant, honored her with a basket of exqui
sito roses, iu appreciation of her work for tho
veterans. A Past President's badge gold, set
with a solitaire diamond was thu gift of olli
ccrs and Aids, and was bornu on a silver tray,
with tho additional gifts of a sugar-bowl and
creamer and a huttcr-knife, all of silver, pro
sented through Mrs. Griffiths, of Mt. Ploasanr,
the faithful Chief Aid. Past National Presi
dent Mcllenry was prosented a basket of roses
by the Executive Committee.
Among tho uniformly encouraging reports
was that on patriotic teaching, by Chairman
Emma A. Fairlamb, giving a detailed account
of tho work accomplished by Iowa, and report
ing moro aud moro interest taken in tho sub
ject by tho Cqrps. Schools were being pre
sented with Hags, copies of tho Declaration of
Independence, and portraits of Washington.
Many Counties report a flag over every school
house, while tho sal u to to tho flag is rapidly
becoming a part of tho morning exercise iu all
An appeal in i-chalf of tho National Council
of Women was made by Past National Presi
dent Mcllenry, aud a collection of $10 was at
once taken to aid their worthy cause.
All evening reception and houso warming,
given by Past Department President Rothrock,
in her now homo, of which she had just taken
possession, was a delightful feature of Conven
tion week, enjoyed by officers and delegates,
W.R.C. Tho closing evening Mrs. Rothrock
entertained tho officers, qytgoiug and incom
ing, including mepipvfs' of,, the Exocutivo
Board, at tea, her delgb)ful hospitality clos
ing a memorablo week. . ,
P. J. Wyruan Cortes, Cjiollton, made $114.
70 from a fair, of wnich 50 was presented to
tho Post through President Lizzie J. Holmo3.
Col. Prescott Corps, 15", Ashland, has sent a
donation to Department .Headquarters with
which to decoratu thogravo of George W. Ful
ler, in tho National Ccnp(tory nt Hampton, Va.
Ho was tho husband ofPast National Presi
dont Sarah E. Fuller' ayl died iu Virginia
July 2, 1801. ;, V
Mrs. Noble, a charming Southern woman,
whoso fathor was in tho. Confederate army, has
ueen uiiiuriaiiiiiig uiu U114 auiiuers at inu L.I10I
sea Homo with dialect recitations.
A mock auction of n'lodorn antiquities"
following anpper given 1Timothy Iugraham
Corps, Hydo Park, created; much amusement.
Corps 78, Norwood, J19W a delightful red,
whito aud bluo party with a May-polo dance.
Corps, 2, of Woostor, havo closed a successiul
salo in Grand Army HalL They will provide a
dinner for tho Post and. Sous of Veterans on
Willard C. Kingslcy Corp3, 2, Somerville, will
visit tho Soldiers' Homo iu a body, Saturday
National President Turner and" National
Secretary Rued attended tho 14th anniversary
of Dahlgreu Corps, South Boston.
Mrs. Mary E. Prescott has been engaged as
EVEKY LADY SIIOUW READ THIS.
I will send free a jwsitive cure for all l-Vnialo Uls
ease3,Irresularitles, eta A simple, private treatment,
a common-sense remedy that never fails. FHUK with
vulii.iblenilvlee. Mrs. S. Ji. IIuonut.SouUi nenil, IuO.
iieutlou TJ10 National Tribune.
Memorial Day orator by tho Post of Ilolliston,
Tho Corp3 atHopkinton baa had a ghoit
party, otherwise n sheot-hnd-pillowcas'd'Tnas-qnorado;
Corp3, 144, Hauover, a danco; Corps,
21, Somerville, a social ; Corps, 63, Dorchestor,
a whist party; and Corps, -IS, Ayor, a supper.
Among exchange of visits aro tho following:
Tho Corns of West Brookficld aud North Brook-
field entertained by Clara Barton Corps, War
ren ; Beck Corps, 2, Cambridge, entertained oy
Mrs. and Mr. Cloycs at their country homo;
Veteran Corps, of Reading, havo entertained
tho Post, Sous of Veterans aud Ladies' Aid
Department President Kato Johnson, wifo of
Capt. Goorgo W. Johnson, Baltimore, Md., has
for tbo past 25 yoars been an enthusiastic
worker for tho Grand Army and ouo of tho
pioneers of Rolicf Corp3 work of Maryland.
Sho has planned nnd carried to a successful
conclusion many important enterprises on be
half of Uniou soldiers aud their dependent
Department President Kate Johnson.
Capt. Johnson was a charter member of Djtt
man Post, 1, Department of Maryland, insti
tuted January, 1HG7; a Past Post Commander
of tho same, and present Department Inspector,
G.A.R. Together they havo labored assidu
ously for tho good of both Orders.
Department President Johnson has had
chargo of soveral largo Grand Army benefits in
aid of rolicf, and success has crownod her
efforts. Tfio great Fair and Bazaar of Wilson
Post wns under her charge. She has been Presi
dent and Secretary of Veteran Corps, G, and
last year served a3 Department Inspector with
such acceptability as to be tho choicoof Depart
ment Convention for President. Sho attended
tho Pittsburg Convention as Delogate-nt-largo
from Maryland. Sho is favorably known
throughout tho State in Grand Army circles,
having always attended Department Eucamp
meuts with her husband.
Department Correspondent Lilly A. Patter
son, PiaukiiiRton, S. D., reports great Relief
Corps activity iu tho Northwest. A good Win
ter's work is bleudiug into tho activities of
Memorial Day. v
Good roportscomo from the Relief Corps of
Lead, instructed by Dr. Flora Stanford and en
joying an open meeting with the Post.
Sully Corps, Pierre, eujoyod with tho Post
Rev. C. B. Clark's lecture on "Chiekamauca
Battlefield," given iu tho Statohouse, uuder
Do Vine Corps, 7, Arlington, aro royally at
work, and through tho efforts of their Presi
dent an S. of V. Camp has beun started. They
havo recently expended $10 for flags aud bunt
ing. Ransom Corps, 11, roporfc their prospects and
attendance good. A successful Washington's
Birthday celebration, members of the G.A.R.
and W.R.C. in costume, was followed by a mush-and-milk
supper. Tho President has been
called upou to mourn tho loss of her soldier
South Dakota Corps aro holding entertain
ments to dofray the expenses of delegates to
DEPAT.TMENT OF NEBRASKA.
Tho Eighth Annual Interstato Reunion Con
vontion opons: May 15 a Superior ; Kato Pond,
President. A largo atteudanco is expected of
Geary Corps. Juniata, has furnished a room
for tho old ladies in elegant style at the Sol
diers' Home, Grand Island.
The anniversary of Old Abo Rolief Corp3 was
celebrated with an elaborate program, with De
partment President Condon the guest of honor.
A reception was given in her honor in tho
afternoon, whilo tho evening exercises woro in
tho Methodist Church, which wa3 crowded to
Lonington Relief Corp3 at a recent public
celebration presented their Post with a hand
W. II. Irwin Corps, Croighton, havo been
doing effective work; membership, 21. Their
family Reunions with thu Po3t aro enjoyablo
Douglas Corps, 110, North Platto, aro in
creasing in membership and good works. They
recently gave a Red, Whito, aud Blue Social,
which netted thorn $133.
Farragut Corp, 10, celebrated their 12th an
niversary by a Social, when a flue program was
The Corp3 at Alma havo boon enjoying meet
ing", interspersed with "character conundrums"
and "familiar quotations." Thoy visited Gould
Post and Corps, of Republican City, aud spent
au enjoyable time.
Mary 11. Morgan, Department Correspond
out. ALL ALONG TUB LINE.
Commander-in-Chief I. N. Walker and mem
bers of his staff, together with Mrs. Walker and
ladicsof tho party, wete given au elegant Iuuuh
at tho Occidental Hotel, San Francisco, upou
the occasion of Gcu. Walker's recent visit to
Past National Presidont Armilla A. Cheney
13 an activo worker in ono of tho woman's
clubs of Detroit, which sho entertained re
cently with a rebus party. Cards wcro distrib
uted, each of which boro a pen-and-ink sketch
in rebus form of a topic of tho year's study
taken from tho program, tho work of Mrs. Che
ney and her assistant entertainer. Dotroit is
said to havo over 70 woman's clubs.
Department President Mary A. Morse, of
New Jorsey, has issued her last General Order
prior to Convention, which will be held at As
bury Park, beginning June IS.
"Memorial of tho Flowers" will bo givon at
Barnsville, Minn.; Olympia, Wash.; Winston,
Mo.; Spring Dale, Wash.; Axtoll, Neb,; and
Carson City. Mich.
Capt. E. B. Wadsworth and wife, Lou Stuart
Wadsworth, of Boston, Mass.. celebrated their
crystttl wedding in tho presence of a largo num
ber of friends. Tho presouts woro mauy and
Tho Memorial Day 0rdcr3 of Department
President Salena F. Springsteen, of Ohio, aro
beautifully expressed, .and was tho crowning
work of a highly successful administration.
Tho institutions of Corp3 aro reported from
the Department of Ohio as follows: R. M.
Moore, Cincinnati; Fred Douglas, Lockland;
Boggs, Huntsville, and Jessio Ellis, Patavia.
Tho Legion of Loyal Womou, of Washington,
D. C, ElJen Spcncor Mussey, President, is Lik
ing steps to buy a homo, which will ho Head
quarters of tho work iu which thoy aro en
gaged. Tho Loyal Legion run an employment
but can for soldier classes in connection with
Crepo Corps, 33, Flint, Mich., is ono of tho
sterling Corps of that Department. An apron
aud flower salo netted thorn handsomely for
Department President Lizzio IT. Arnold, of
Connecticut, in Memorial D.iy orders, says:
"Let us enlist tho children irrthu beautiful
sorvico for our soldier dead, thereby toaching
them lovo nnd rovoreuco for the flag and loy
alty to otio country, that they may bo hotter
prepared to pcrpctuato tho work when wo shall
havo passed away."
Department President Sophia E. Dodge, of
Now Hampshire, in Memorial D.iy order3,
says: "Invite tho children to join in tho serv
ice of love. By so doing wo shall teach them
to roverunco tho day and tho Graud Army of
Connecticut has contributed $7.25 to tho Na
tional Council of Women fund; Mon tana, $9.23,
aud Iowa $10, all through Convention collec
tions. Department Presidont Lili F. Klino, San An
tonio, Tox., in Memorial Day orders, says to her
associates: "Take tho littlo ones with you, and
explain to them why this day is so observed;
thus teaching patriotism."
INS.. OF YETERJJNS,
- "" - "''SLiS r? -TV:
AT,,.,, i.,. ir-.V.-.-'f- TO.-.n
ne& iium lanuus jjiv
tion of Officers, etc.
Col. Wm. A. Thrush Camn. 25. Peoria Cant-
Goo. C. Powors; First Lieut., Fred A. WatkorH
cocond i,icut., c. W. Terry; Chap., C. E. Hall;
First Sorg't. L. W. Flint; Q. M. &, W. F.
Gauss; Serg't of Guard, John D. Hall; Prin
cipal Musician. A. C. Powors; CorpM of Guard,
C. E. Westerfiold ; Color Sorg't, G. Jj. Becker;
Camp Guard, W. J. Bristol.
Tho 12th annual Encampment of tho Di
vision will bo held at Wells, Jane 1G and 17.
La3t Division Order says: "April 7, 1S9G,
was a dny long to bo remembered at Fulda,
Minn. On this day Capt. Geo. P. Kolly, of
Tracy Camp, 35, enlisted to our ranks 20 stal
wart Sons of Veterans. Oflicers olectcd : Capt.,
T.J. Styles; First Lieut.. J. W. Woolstoncroft;
Second Lieut., Roch Wilson. Capt. Styles
mado tho following appointments: First Sorg't,
A. Cook; Q. M. S., E. Holt.
O'Rorko Camp. Rochester, recently organized
with tho aid of Post 1, of thatcity, which boars
tho samo name, ha3 now 105 member?. The
officers aro: Capt., N. P. Frcdrick3; First
Lieut., Frank E. BonucU; Second Lieut.,
George M. Fleming.
Campbell Camp, 51. Central Square, w3 re
cently mustored with 26 charter members.
Officers: Capt., John Campbell; First Lieut.,
Clayton A. Bates; Second Lieut., Meelzar B.
Tho 13th annual Encampment of tho Now
York Division will bo held in Plattsburg, Juno
23, 21, 25. Arrangements aro being mado for
reduced rates on all railroads.
Tho prizo medal offered by Dr. T. C. ITarter,
Past Captain of Camp270, Bloomsburg, of solid
gold, won in tho marksmnuship contest at tho
Allontown Encampment by Brother Frcd.lioil,
of Camp 223, will again bo contested for at
Gettysburg. Tho contest will be governed by
the U. S. Army rnles. Tho range will bo 200
yards. Tho brother making tho bostscorc will
bo allowed to wear the medal three year?.
Tho 16th annual Encampment of the- Divis
ion will convene in tho Courthouse, Gettys
burg, Juno 3.
Tho name of Camp 23, Berwick, ha3 bcon
changed to Col. A. D. Seolcy.
Grovo City Camp, 24, Grovo City, wa3 mus
tered with 31 recruits, recently, by Capt.
Thoma3 C. Armstrong. Its Captain is Orin L.
The applications of Past Colonel? William M.
P. Bowen and Thom.is M. S.veotland to Lo
placed on tbo Retired List, as provided by ac
tion of the seventh annual Division Encamp
ment, have been granted, to date from Feb. 23.
William M. P. Bowon was appointed Fob. 3,
1691, Inspector on tbo staff of tho Division
Commander, with rank of First Lieutenant;
Feb. 0, ISO?, elected Junior Vice Division Com
mander ; Feb. 1 f. 1803, elected Division Com
mander; Fob. 13, IciOJ, re-elected Division
Commander, resiguiug Doc. 13, 1S91; Dec. 21,
jcuj, cicctcu member of tho Division Council,
and service in December, 1591, voted by tho
seventh Division Encampment to bo deemed
continuous; Feb. 12, 1S95, re-elected raomber
of tho Division Council, and Fob. 12, 1S9G,
again re-elected to tbo samo position, aud is
Thomas M. Swectland was on Juno 3, 18S9,
olectcd a member of tho Division Council ;
June 2, 15:90, re-elected ; Aug. 1, 1S90, appointed
Lieutenant-Colonel and Aid-de-Camp on tho
staff of Commander-in-Chief Charles F. Griffin ;
Feb. 3, 1891. elected Lioutcuant-Colonel of tbo
Division; rcb. 9, 1892, elected Division Com
mander; Feb. 11, 1S93, elected member of tho
Division Council; re-elected Feb. 13, 1891;
Fob. 12, 1S95, and Feb. 12, 1836, aud is still
A reception and Campfire hold in Providence
tho other evening in honor of Division Com
mander II. S. Thompson was a success. The
Reception Committee, Col. C. M. Van Slyck,
Chairman, received tho guests at tho Narra
gansett Hotel. Charles F. Gordon Camp, 10, of
Woonsocket, fully uniformed, armed and equip
ped, acted a3 escort to tho Division Commander
and staff, with tho guests. Music was furnished
by the Continental Band, nnd the parade wasji
fine one. Slocum Post, 10, G.A.R.; Gen. A. E.
Burnsido Camp, 5, and delegations from Gen. J.
A. Garfield Camp, 11; Fred E. Davi3 Camp, 13;
Col. Jame3 Burton Camp, 19; Thomas R. Salis
bury Camp, 2; Capt. S. K. Tilton Camp, 5, and
others, joined in the parade. Capt. U. R.
Tompkins, of Camp 5, called tho meetiug to
order, welcomed the assembly of upward of 200
peopto most courteously and introduced Past
Col. Barton as presiding ollicer. The Colonel re
sponded with words appreciative of tho honor
conferred, and with manifest endeavor presided
with courtesy and impartiality. Addre33es
were mado by Division Commander II. S.
Thompson, in whoso honor tho reception and
Campfire were givon; by His Excellency Gov.
Lippilt; Department Commander W. E. Stone,
G.A.R.; Gens. E. II. Rhodes; Hiram Kendall,
Elisha Dyor ; Chaplain-in-Chiof Rov. F. B. Colo,
of Camp 5; Rev. A. H. Hardy, of Camp 2;
Senior Vice Commander II. C. Oluey, of Post
10, G.A.R., and others.
Gen. Burnsido Camp, 5. Providence, cele
brated its eighth anniversary May 3. In the
evening tho guests wero received at tho Nar
ragansctt Hotel by tho committee. Among
thoso presant wore Gov. Lippitt and staff,
Department Commander W. E. Stoue and staff,
of tho G.A.R., Division Commander H. S.
Thompson and staff, Stato and City officials,
and many distinguished citizens, with tho
United Train of Artillery, the First Machiuo
Gun Battery, Slocum Po3t. 10, G.A.R., tbo
Fnrracut Naval Votorans, aud tho city Camps
of Sous of Veterans.
FUTURE WAR SURGERY.
. High Authority "Writes About tho Prob
abilities of H:ittlus to Come.
15r William MacConnuc in Nature.
It wonld appear probable that in a fhtnre
war many of the wounds produced by the
new projectile "will be surgically less severe
and prove amenable to effective surgical
treatment. Probably, also, the number of
severe injuries will be very great, when we
consider tho enormous range of the new
weapon and the penetrating power of the
projectile, which enables it to traverse the
bodies of two or three individnals in line,
including bones, and to inflict scrions or fatal
Avouuds at a distance of 3,000 or d, 000 yards.
It is impossible to say what the proportion
between these two is likely to he. At near
ranges the explosive effects will be much
the same as before; bub at long range the
narrow bullet track, the small external
wounds, which often approach the subcuta
neous in character, and the moderate degree
of comminution and Assuring of the bono
will be surgically advantageous. These will
form the bulk of the gunshot injuries of the
future, for it would seem impossible with
magazine quick-firing rifles to maintain a
contest at close quarters without speedy
"Wo may take it for granted that the num
ber of wounded in proportion to the nnnibers
engaged and actually under fire will begrcater
than before. The supply of ammunition will
be larger, the facility for its discharge greater
and smokeless powder will increase accuracy
I think we are justified in believing, al
though there is high authority for a contrary
opinion, that the next great war will be more
destructive to human life, " bloodier," in
fact, than any of its predecessors, and that
the nniuber of injuries, anil iu man' cases the
severity of the injury, will be largely in
creased. Bub very many cases will remain
less severe in character, more capable of suc
cessful treatment and less likely to entail
future disablement, while improved sanitation
and antiseptic methods will enormously in
crease tho proportion of recoveries.
Grand Kxeurston to ron-JIur antl Gettys
burg, 3Iay CO,
Via B. & O. R. K., under auspices Washington
Division, No. 1, U. K., K. of P. Special train
for Gettysburg will leavo Baltimore & Ohio
Depot, Washington, at 8:15 a. in., on abovo
date, Bnte,-$2.2o. For Pen Mar, at 8:30 a. m.
The Kava-Kava Shrub.
A FREE GIFT OF GREAT VALUE
To all Sufferers from Kidney or
Bladder Disorders, Brlght's Dis
ease. Diabetes. Dropsy. Rheuma
tism, Gout, Pain in Back, FomaJo
Complaints and Irregularities.
Blood Impurities and other mala
dies caused by Improper action of
tho Kidneys or Urinary Organs.
A few weeks ago onr readers were informed
of the dscovery of tho Kavn-Kava Shrub, a
new botan.tat product, of wonderful power
in enrwj; certain disease?. The Kava-Kava
Shrnb, or as botanists
call it, Piper Melhys
ttcum, grows on tho
banks of tho Gnngei
river. East India, and
probably wns used foe
centuries by tho na
tives before its extra
becamo known to
aries. In this respeca
it resemble tho dis-
Tnr. Kava-Kava Srrnra. covery of quin ino frora
Wiper jutnjsiieum.) tno nernvinn bark.
made known by the Indians to the early,
Jesuit missionaries in Sonth America, and
by tbem bronght to civilized man. We havo
previously quoted Dr. Archibald Hodgson,
the great authority on these diseases, in which
he describes the sufferings of both Hindoos
and white missionaries and soldiers on theso
low, marshy swamps and jungles on tho
Ganges. He says :
"Intense tropical heat nnd mofatnrc nctlnjr npon
decaying vegetation renders these low ground on1
the Ganges most unhealthy districts. Junylofeverj
and minima in-mll tlio ytm. The Blood
bccomc3 deranged and tho Urino thick and dark
colored. Llfo honai In tho bnlnuce. Then,
when nil modern meriicnl Mcicnco fail, safety ls
found in tho prompt mo of Kavn-Knvn. A decoc
tion of this wonderful botanical growth relieves
the Kiduevf, the Urine becomes clearer, the fever
abater, nnd recovery sets in. etc.
Onr readers already know of the bringing
of this wonderful shrub to Europe and
America, and the success of the medicino
Alkavis, which contains the active principle
of the Kava-Kava Shrub, only in a much
more coucentrated and powerful form. "We
are glad to record the nnmerons extraordi
nary enres wrought by this great discovery.
Of all tho diseases that afflict mankind, Dis
eases of tho Kidneys aro tho mo3t fatal and
dangerous, and this bciug thec:i3o, it is but na- ,
lural that the discovery of tho Kava-Kava
Shrub, Nature's Positive Specific Uuro for Dis
eases of tho Kidneys, is welcomed as a gift tr
suffering humanity, and indorsed not only by
the public, but by tho mo3t eminent physicians',,
both of Europe and America. Tho fact thaC.
Alkavis 13 sent freo for trial to snfferors from
these diseases has had a great effect in making;
its remarkable benefits widely known. One
person when cured naturally tells another, and
so sufferers every whero are testifying to tho
wonderful health restoring powera of this new
botanical product. In tho New York Weekbt
World of Nov. 1st. tho testimony of Bev. W. B.
Moore, D. D., of Washington, D. C, was given"
describing his years of suffering from Kidney
disease aud Rheumatism, and I113 rapid euro by
Alkavis. Rov. Thoma3 Smith, tho Methodisfe
minister at Cobden, Illinois, passed nearly ono
hundred gravel stones after two weeks' U30 of
Alkavi3. Rev. John H. Watson, of Sunset,
Texas, a minister of tho gospol of thirty years'"
service, was struck down at tho po3t of duty by
Kidney disease. After hovering between lifo
and death for two months, and all his doctors
having failed, he took Alkavi3, and was com
pletely restored to health and strength, and is
fulfilling his duties as minister of tho gospel.
Below wo publish tho portrait of Mr. R C
Wood, a prominontattoruey of Lowell, Indiana
curea of Rheuma
tism, Kidney and
Bladder diseaso ot
ten years' standing
by Alkavis. Mr.
himself as being in
often compelled to
rise ten times dur
ing tho night on
account of weak
ness of tho bladder.
Ho was treated by
all his homo physi
cians without the
Mr B. C. Wood, teK, Ind. V" compIoS
cured in a few weeks by Alkavis. The testi
mony is undoubted and really wonderful. Many
others givo similar evidence. Many doctors
also testify to tbo powers of Alkavis in curing
almost hopeless cases. Among those nono have
greater weight than Dr. A. R. Knapp, of Leoti,
Kansas, and Dr. Anderson, of Carthage, Mo.,
whoso testimony is particularly valuable from
tho fact of their great cxperienco iu these dis
eases. Mr. A. S. Colbum, of Waltham, Mass.,
aged 73, and an iutenso sufferer for fivo year
was cured by Alkavis.
Mrs. James Young,
of Kent, Ohio, writes
that she had tried
six doctors in vain,
that she was about
to give up in despair,
when she fonnd
Alkavis, and was
promptly cured of
Kidney disease, and
restored to health.
Mri. Alieft "Evans, of
Baltimore. Md.; Mr.3&am Bimy.fflif.a
Mary A. Layman, of Neel. "W. Va., twenty
years a suffererj Mrs. Sarah Vnnk, Edin-
bQro, Pa.; Mrs. L. E. Lopeiaiuf, Jk River,
Minn.; and many other ladies join in testi
fying to the wonderful curative powers of
Alkavis, in various forms of Kidney and
allied diseases, and of other troublesome
afflictions peculiar to womanhood. In such
case3 of disorders peculiar to women we do
not care to publish testimonials at large, but
ladies interested therein can obtain fall in
formation from a descriptive book which ia
furnished free by the importers of Alkavis.
The good results of usiiiK this new botanical
discovery in such eases are indeed most re
markable. The following letter from the well-known,
minister, Rev. A. C. Darlinir, of North Con
stnntia, Oswego County, New York, wo
written after, as he says himself, he had lost
confidence in man and medicine, bad no-
sleep or rest, and took Alkavis as a last resortr
Worth Coiistautia, Oswego Co.. New York,
May 20. 1S95.
Gents: I havo been troubled with kidney ntut
kindred disease. for .sixteen years, nnd tried nil I
could not without relief. Two and a half years nKO
I was taken witli 11 severe attack of La Grippe,
which turned lo pneumonia. At that time my
Liver. Kidneys, Heart, mid Urinary Organs nil
combined iu what seemed to mo their last attack.
My conildenee in man nnd medicino had gone.
My hope had vanished and nil that was left mo
was a dreary life and certain death. At last X
heard of Alkavunnd us n last resort I commenced,
taking it. At this time I was using tho vessel an
often as sixteen times in one night, without sleep
or re-it. In 11 short time, to my antoni-diiuent, I
could sleep all niIit iw soundly as a baby, whiclt
I had not dono in Hi.xteen years before. What X
know it litis dono for me. I firmly believe it will da
for nil who will civo Alkavis a fair trial. 1 moss
gladly recommend Alkavis to all.
Sincerely yours, (UKV.) A. C. DARLIXO.
Such testimony as tho nhovo make3 ifr
very clear that Alkavis is indeed a sura
specific enre for these serious diseases. Tho
Church Kidney Cure Company, of No. 418
Fourth Avenue, New York City, are so fac
the only importers of Alkavis, and they aro
so sure it will cure that they will send a
Large Case of Alkavis by mail prepaid free to
Every Sufferer from any form of Kidney oc
Bladder disorder, Eright's Disease, Diabetes,
Rheumatism, Gont, Dropsy, Cystitis, Gravel,
Pain in Back, Female Complaints and Ir
regularities, Blood Impurities, or other afflic
tion due to improper action of the Kidneys
or Urinary Organs. Wo advise all readers
who are afflicted to send their names and ad
dress to the company and reccivo tho Large
Case of Alkavis by mail, prepaid free. You
should surely try it, as it costa you nothing.