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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTBS; D, 0., THURSDAY, MAY .28, 1896;
JfjE GRAND AR1JY.
What is Beinff Done by ilic Tcterans
for (lie Good of Hie Order.
5raticl Army Must Stay Ont of rolltic, Says
Cnmiuaudcr-in-Cliicr Walker Other blat
ters. Deadq'jjb Graxd Abmy or Tnrc Er.roBLic, 1
iNUIANArOUS, lN., May, 16. j
General Orders. No. 9.
" Tbo followinp additional appointments of
,A ids-do-Camp arc announced. They will bo
.obeved and respected accordingly:
California J. D. HarnelU Santa flosa.
riorida John P. Chase, St. Petcrsburp.
Illinois A. J. Cheney, Oak Park; Joseph
A. Evans, Monticello; YV". A. Whitcomb, Sand
wich; D. B. Toomcy, Chic.-ijzo.
Maryland Wra. Howard, Baltimore; Wm.
T. Kicrlo, Baltimore; Josepii Develin, Balti
more Massachusetts M. M. Stone. Ashhurnliam;
"Poln.rf. K. nii-kin. Daltfiu: G. E. Fuller, Mom-
'Bon ; V. H. Dresser, Sheffield ; John W. Lyman,
Northampton ; Jhn A. Northway, Ifew Bos
ton; Charles 1. Whittle, Charleslown.
-Miuucsota S. V. Harris. St. Paul; J. M. D.
'Cra't, FariuiiiKtan; Herman Muchlburp, Sr.
.Paul; B. Kubl, St. Paul ; John Ludwip, Wino
na; Chas. Kittlesou, Minneapolis; Marcus W.
Bates, Duluth; A. W. Had wick, Pipestone;
Fred Eichtcr, St. Paul; Frank H. Dayton, St.
Paul; John Cowinp, Alexandria; Aupust
ICoorner Litchfield; A. K. McGill, Minneapo
lis; J. M. Tucker, Hastings.
New York A. J. AdamF, New York City;
Owen D. McGovern, Brooklyn ; David C. John
son, Toltenville; John McMahan, Brooklyn.
Bhodo Island Joseph II. Kondrick, Provi
dence; Lewis T. Claw son, Westerly.
Tennessee Chas. H. Flournoy, Knoxvillo.
Texas Del Gaboon, Galveston; W. F. Cott
man, Dall; J. D. Doihl, Fort Worth; E. G.
Wisconsin GeorRO S. Rogers, West Superior,
Clnyton Rogers, Hay ward ; John W. Gaines,
, Jarad P. nubbard, Somerworth. N. H., is
.horeby appointed Aid on Military Instruction,
vice James Miller, resigned.
The attention of these Headquarters has boon
called to the fact that some Department oliicors
and Grand Army Posts as such, by resolution
or other oflicial action, have lecommended per
sons for elective and appointive offices political
In charucter. Such action is in direct violation
of the letter and Fpirit of Article XI. of our
Itulcs and Papulations, which roads as follows:
"No officer or comrade of the Grand Army
of the Bcpublic shall in any manner use this
orpnnization for partisau purposes, and no dis
icussion of partisan questions shall be permitted
.at any of its meeting, nor. 5l'?.!j any uotniua
lions lor political office be ramie."
As members of the grandest civic orenniza
t jou jn tlic world wo must stand Equarcly on
inis platform, hew to this line, and practice
what we preach.
Charges have been made that comrades who
"have been highly honored in one Department
-have violated this provision of our law6 by
officially asking comrades to fatipport their
ilriends for office, but tbo Commander-in-Chief
itiecnis it for the bebt interests of the Order to
JFbuo this warning, and again call attention to
the absolute necessity of keeping our organiza
tion free from all political action, instead of
convening a court to investigate the charges.
The country is entering upon a season of polit
ical excitemont, when partisans will try to
tcxert every influence for their friends. Such
action and violation of our Bulcs and Regula
tions if permitted to co uurcbuked is liable to
lrced dissensions in our ranks, and the pood of
our Order demands that it be discontinued.
Bocommeudatious for any person for a political
office, elective or appointive, should bo made
ly comrades solely as ritizcns. Comrades arc
-reminded that our uniforms should uot be worn
at political meetings, nor should party badges
be countenanced that associate the Grand
.Arroy of the Bcpublic with any party or candi
date. This does not preclude our comradc3
.from aclivo participation in their duties as
citizens, but should inspire each ouo to guard
tho honor of the Grand Army as his highest
Preparations for tho 30th National Encamp,
''ment, at St. Pi.nl, Sept. 1 to 5 next, arc well in
hand, and aro being actively carried on, with
the prospect that it will bo among the largest
Encampments of our Order.
The question of railway rates to tho Encamp
toont Las been settled by the Western Pas
monger Association giving tho ono-cout a mile
Jratc and the usual limitation, and the St. Panl
Transportation Committee feels confident that
satisfactory rates w ill be allowed by all pasbcupcr
-usaociatious. Definite information and report
upon this matter will be forthcoming soon.
The route of the Grand Army parade in St
Paul has been fixed and has received the official
approval of the Commander-in-Chief. Some of
the advantages of tho parade are that it will bo
leas than two miles in length, from start to fin
ish, and the march will be down grade and over
asphalt pavement the entire distance, except a
lew hundred feet. The route is wholly free
from street-car tracks, except at two or three
street crossings, and is located along wide
streets that arc, to a great extent, shaded by
large trees and bordered by beautiful lawns
and residences, terminating in the center of
;tho business portion of the city. Tho route
.designated and approved is: Bight resting on
Dayton and Western uvenucp, thencoon West
ern avenue to Summit avenue, thence on Sum
trait avenue to Sixth street, thence on Sixth
street to Jackson street.
The Amusement Committee is planning novel
.and very attiactivc features to bo located on
the line of march.
Ample provision will bo made to visit Fort
Sucltinc, Iakes Miunctouku and Whito Bear,
and many other attractive places adjacent to
St. Paul during the Encampment.
C. W. Horr, Chairman of the .Entertainment
Committee, 520 Eudicott Building, St. Paul,
iliuu., desires ant, era to the following ques
tions: "How many men of your Post expect
to attend the Encampment?" "How many
men and ladies, each, dobire hotel, boarding
honsc, or private house accommodations?"
"How many men desire fieo quarters, or will
.go into camp? "
By command of I. N. Walker, Commander-in-Chief.
IEVJK Bokmnb, Adjutant-General.
Tho eighth annual Encampment of the De
partment of Alabama, held at Birmingham,
May 12. elected the following ofliccru: Com.,
G. F. Walleuhaupt, Cullman; S. V. C G. B.
'Randolph, Aniiiston ; J. V. C, A. P. Stone, Bir
imncham; Chap., W. 11. Black, Montgomery;
"Medical Director, W. W. Clapp, Birmingham.
Council of Administration. 1 G. Shcppxrd,
M. D. Wickcnhaui, A. G. Belhatd, and George
F. Jackson; Delegate, Marshall F. liulet;
Alternate, George F. Jackson.
Tho Encampment docided that Department
Headquarters should remain at Birmingham.
Past Department Commander C. W. Buckley
was unanimously indorsed as a candidate for
the otlico of Vico Commander-in-Chief, and a
.committee was appointed to present his name
to the 30th annual Encampment, at St. Paul.
The next Encampment will be at Cullman.
Resolutions on immigration to the South and
Cuba wcro passed at the business session. A
Canipfirc wag held in the evening.
Commander Walleuhaupt has appointed the
following bluff: E. D. Bacon, Assistant Adju-.taut-GeneMil,
Birmingham; Ed Bitchoiiough,
Assistant viiariormasier-ciicral, Jiirming
liam; Jos. W. Burke, Judge-Advocate, Mont
gomery; Anton Spitznagel, Chief Mustering
Officer, Cullman; F. A. llowaid, Dopartmeut
Inspector, Decatur; J. C. Weathcrwax, Senior
' Highland Post, 437. Highland-Corn., L.
Wiesctncycr; S.V. C, Chas. Britsh; J. V. C,
L. Weiseubeigcr; O. IX, A. Moseman; Q. M.,
A. Mcullcr; Surg., H. Ilutz; Cliap., G. Ekstciu;
0. G., J. Grair; Adj't, M. Maioot.
John B. King Post, 10, Mandan Com., C. P.
Thurston; S. V. C, James Saunders; J. V. C,
Joel C. Denny; Q. M., Thos. Uttley; Chap.,
Zalniou Gilbort; Adj't, J.S. Nelson; Surg., S.
J. Shields; O. D., Josiah Bichardson; O. G.,
Thomas Cunroy ; Q. M. S., Thomas McCorraick ;
H. M., Jameb Flauagau.
Druiikciuion Is a Disease.
"Will send free Book of Particularn, How to
Curo "DruiikcimcHsor 'Aits Liquor Habit" with or
without lliu kiioxvlodo of the patient. Adcircea
, Dr. J. V. Haines, 187 litwe St., Cincinnati, Ohio.
THE RELIEF CORPS,
Gleanings from National Headquar
ters Koics from Departments.
OniO AKMY JfURSEN
Fifty of Them Drawing: Pensions in tho In
valid Soldiers' Department or the United
States Agency at Columbus, as Told by
the Krilliant Toting Girl Who Is Her Sol
dier Father's Deputy Deserrcd Tribute
to Clara Ilarton Ohio Convention X'lo -Ta-jiil.suii
Miller Honored Patriotism on tho
OHIO AKSIY yUHPES.
Miss Mary Rico, who is tho deputy of her
father, Gen. A. V. Bice, head of tho Ohio Pen
sion Agency, Columbus, O., furnishes tho Ohio
Flat c Journal, to which 6ho is a frequent con
tributor, an interesting article on "Bravo and
Xoblo Women Who Were Army Xurses," and
reviews tho services of Belief Corps women in
securing tho passage of tho Army Nurse bill.
Of Army Isurses of Ohio she sayE:
"There are overt50 of theso noblo women on
tho rolls of tho Columbus Pension Agency, and
it is a sienificant fact that they aro not ranked
in the office with tho wives, mothers, sisters,
and other women who rocoivo pensions. No;
their names are to bo found in tho same De
partment as the invalid 6oldiers, as they aro
pensioned for actual services rendered by them
selves, and not for the loss of some soldier on
whom they wcro dependent for support.
"Honor bo to them, and to the persevering
womeu who worked so assiduously to obtain
tho recognition justly duo them from a pre
served Nation 1"
CLAHA BAHTON'S SACRIFICES.
Of Miss Clara Barton, greatest of American
women, Miss Bico writes as follows:
"She had saved a little money, and sho pro
ceeded to dedicate this, with herself, to tbo
cause of her country. Without appearing to
think that it was at all remarkablp, sho said:
"Jf war must be, I neither expect nor de
sire to como out of it with a dollar. If I sur
vive, no doubt I can earn a living; if I do not,
it is no matter.'
"This was no idle boast. Sho carried out
her purpose in letter and in spirit, again and
again. Sho not only performed tho roost re
markable feats on the field of battle, but sho
showed an equal business capacity and execu
tive ability in her compilation of tho records
of missing men, to which sho afterward de
voted herself. She is now perhaps the most
famous woman in tho world. Sho wears tho
Bed Cicss, that 'open Eesamc' to all abodes of
suffering, of Borrow, and oven of crime. At
present sho is in Constantinople, engaged in
the same kind of servico that endeared her to
htr own people. And there is not a heart in a
civilized Nation that docs uot thrill at tho
name, Clara Barlom"
Thirteenth annual Convention, Department
of Ohio. WiLC, was the largest ever held in
the Buckeye State. Voting members, 433, and
hundreds of visitors in attendance. Conven
tion was held in the Capital city, and Wells
and McCoy Corps did their utmost to mako
tho occaion mcmorablo for hospitality and
Tho Belief Corps program opened with aso
cial reception the evening, prior to Convention
utW.K.C. Headquarters, the Grand Army in
attendance, while the second evening was
celebrated by a Belief Corps Campfire, under
tho auspices of tho local committees, Gov.
Bushnell and Department Prcsideut Town
send being among the speakers.
The address of Department President Salina
Springsteen, delivered at the opening session,
reported a year of unbroken harmony and
marked advance along the lines of fraternal
and patriotic work. Bcports of Department
Secretary Alice W. Fuller and Department
Treasurer Lois M. Knauff were admirable
summaries of work performed ; while tho re
ports of all the staff officers and committees
were encouraging aud an epitome of duties
A number of languishing Corps wcro re
ported disbanded, but eight new oraniztlions
had taken vacant numbers, making the total
317, with an aggtcgate membciship of 11,234.
Tho following from the officii repot t of tho
W.1LC, 30th annual Encampment, G.A.B., is a
summary in brief:
ir.n.c. orriciAi. bkpout to g.a.r.
Total number of soldierx and their fituiUics ns
fisted during the rear, 5.55G.
Cash expended for relief 80,020 00
Value of relief ulhcr than
money - . 4,903 00
Cash turned over to Posts... 3,512 48
Total ralue of relief.
Balance in the relief fund
of i be Corpc
General fund on hand
Cnsli donations from tho
Corps for the various
Homes in the State Iihto
been received and for
warded by tbo Depart
ment Treasurer amount
ing to the bum of. SOSJj '
HobpitHl tjuplieB, fiuitH,
and jellies have been tent
valued at 1,114 43
Milking a total value
of donations to the
EXCHANGE OF GltEETlKGF.
National Treasurer Isahcllo T. Bagley was
Chairman of tho Committee on Greetings to tho
Grand Army Encampment. She was accom
panied by Past Department Prcsideut Anna
Opdycke Carroll aud Past Department Chaplain
Lottie D. Crosley, with Past Department Presi
dent Cell a Burleigh, of Massachusetts, present
Matron of tho National Belief Corps Home, aud
"Mother" Hansom as honorary visitors.
Eloquent greetings wcro extended by tho
National Treasurer, and the reception tendered
the committee was full of eoldieily enthusiasm.
"Mother" Bausom was Riven an ovation when
sho WR6 introduced, and despite of her more
than four-scoro years told in a firm, distinct
voice of her experience of the old war days in
camp, hospital, and on the battlefield.
Patt President Carroll was introduced as tho
cousin of Col. Opdycke, of the 123th Ohio, tho
hero of FranKlin, and had a handsome
recebtion. Then PaEt Department Chaplain
Lottie D. Crosley, who is not only an un
tiring worker for the soldier, I ut the popu
lar pastor of a Col u in bus church, raised a storm
of applause by expressing wonder that no refer
ence had been made to her bluo blood, for
though loyal woman as she has always been and
wife of a Union soldier, sho is a second cousin
of that arch traitor, Jeff Dnvip.
The Committee on Greetings from tho Grand
Army Encampment wcro accompanied by Gov.
Bushnell. and embraced Past Department Com
manders II. S. Hurst, B. B. Brown and J. F.
Mack. All tho addresses were ringing indorse
ments of the magnificent work of tho Belief
Corps of Ohio.
Capt. David Lanning, Superintendent of the
Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphans' Home,
Xenia, was a visitor to Convention, and urged
tho importance of continued assistance from tho
Woman's Belief Corps to boys and girls of tho
Homo in procuring a higher education after
their discharge at the age of JG. He reported
yjo children iu tho Home and GOO applications
Commander-in-Chief I. N.Walker visited Con
vention with members of his staff and delivered
a fine eulogy on Belief Corps work. Ho was
accompanied by Q. M.-Gen. Jack Burt aud Maj.
OITICKItB AND INCIDENTS.
Tho leading candidates for Department
Prosident wcro Senior Vice President Hannah
U. Maxou and Instituting and Installing Ollicer
Emma F. Crcssiugcr; tho latter was elected on
tho first ballot. Other officers follow: S. V. P.,
Mary S. Johnson, Youngstown ; J. V. P., Mary
Dewecse, Sidney. Executive Board: Charlotte
Davidson, Xenia; Pliwbo Park, Kenton; Lil
lian Palmer, Geneva; Laura Southam, Mt.
Washington; Lydfa Dunham, Mt. Washington.
Officers installed by Past Department Presi
dent Sarah 1). Winans, Vesta J. Shoemaker,
Conductor. Past President Springsteen whs
installed Counselor. Mcsdnmes Alice W. Fuller,
LoisM. Knauff and Eva Loomis were appointed
a committee to prepare and present a testi
monial to tho retiring Department President.
Greetings were exchanged with tho Indiana
and Illinois Conventions iu bessiou tho samo
Greetings were received from Past National
Presidents Kato B. Sherwood aud Emma B.
Tlmnke wcro extended tho ColunibusCommit
tecs. tho obligation being increased by tbo pre
sentation, through Mattio Lsar, to tho soverol
delegations of the pretty markers at their seats.
Past Prcsideut Kato E. Putuam, of Bcrca
College, Ky., vr'aa in nttendanco upon Conven
tion, aud with National Treasurer Isabollo T.
Bagloy was guoet of Col, and Mrs. Carl N. Bau
croft. Past President Mary H. Mnyberry, of Con
ncaut, retiring member of tho Exccntivo Board,
is an honorary member of tho 2d Ohio battery.
The first day of Convention being tho birth
day of PaBt Department Prosident Winans, alio
j was tuado tbo rccipicut of congratulations and
Past Department President Mary A. Lyon,
Chairman Committee on Press and Courtesies,
will accept thauks for Convention notes.
FLO JAMISON JIILLER HONORED.
Tho 13th annual Convention, Department of
Illinois, was one of tbo grandest in Boliof Corps
history. Business was systematically dispatch
ed, and incidental plcasuros wcro many.
Department President Flora Jamison Miller
was tho recipient of many honors, hut firmly
declined a proposed re-election. From tho
W.R.C. sho was tho recipient of a fine solitairo
diamond ring; from tho Grand Army a set of
silver teaspoons, and from friends a sugar
spoon, teaspoon, cup and saucer, and ivory ring
hoi; while with magnolia, jossamino, and roses
she was faiily burdened.
Tho recommendations in tho Department
President's address, fivo in number, wcro
adopted as a whole, and every possiblo expres
sion given of tho respect and confidence tho
Belief Corps women of Illinois entertain for
their energetic and patriotic leader of tho past
two years. Tho institution aud opening of tho
Belief Corps Homo was tho crowning act of
long-continued servico for tho Order, and ono
which is appreciated by tho Grand Army as
well as their faithful auxiliary.
A summary of tho relief work in tho aggre
gate, as reported by Illinois Corps, taken from
.tho report of Department Secretary Mattio I.
Jamison, follows: Bolicf iu cash, $(1,955.S6;
value of relief other than money, TjTTOT;
turned over to Posts, $2,831.GG. Total, $17,
537.79. Expenditures from Department funds arc as
follows: I)epartnioiitrolicf,$10; Illinois W.B.C.
Home, $S95.5S; Southern Memorial Day. $43;
Soldiers and Sailors' Home, $1G.23; National
.Kclier Corp3 Homo, $G5. Total, $1,14U.U1.
Grand total, $18,707.(i0.
It will bo seen by the abovo figures that Illi
nois is rapidly forging to tho front, and now
stands next to Massachusetts iu expenditures
of this class, a position forsomo years held by
Tho ofiicial badgo of 13th annual Convention,
Department of Illinois, was a portrait of Grant
on a white satin ribbon, lettered in black.
PATRIOTISM IN IDAHO.
Department Treasurer Mattio D. Bndlong, of
Idaho, writing from Hcadquartcis, Cocur d'
Alcne, says that the young Department has
made arranucmeuts for a more patriotic ob
servance of Memorial Day within its jurisdic
tion than ever before.
Phil Sheridan Corps arc to havo a monument
and memorial exercises. George Wright Corps,
1 ; Fremont Corps, 9, and A. T. McRcynolds
Corps, 5, arc to join tho school children and
decorate the mouumcut to the Unknown Dead
in Fort Sherman Cemetery.
'J ho children will give the flag saluto and
other exercises, and in the evening the Corns
and children will havo an entertainment iu tho
pavilion, when tho "Memorial of tho Flow
ers" will be presented by 45 little girls. "Co
lumbia's Memorial" will bo presented by boys
Fort Sherman troops will turn out with tho
band for the Memorial Day parade.
The Department Convention of Idaho mcols
Juno 10 at Lcwislon, aud the desiro to havo
some of the National officers in attendance is
PATRIOTISM IN OREGON.
Department Correspondent Sarah E. Miller
sends encouraging reports from Ellsworth
Corps, 7, Cornwallis, which has joined tho list
of successful entertainers, as their recent musi
cal and literary evening proved, with refresh
ments by way of variety.
Depattmcut President Mary Scolt Myers,
while on a visit to Corps 7, delivered an address
at a special session, outlining tho work in Ore
gon, and referring to her lifo in tho South at
the clos9 of the war. In the evening the G.A.B.
and S. of V. joined tho W.K.C. iu a. reception
in her honor.
Corps 7 has conducted a patriotic oratorical
contest, iu which 1G contestants took part. Tho
children in the public schools participated.
A gold and a silver medal were offered by the
Corp3 for tho first aud second best recitations.
All participants acquitted themselves credit
ably, the girls coming ont victors.
Edna Irvine, fifth grade, won tho gold medal,
first prize, and Mary Williams, seventh grade,
tho silver medal, second prize.
DEPARTMENT OF NEW HAMPSHIRE.
New Hampshire is holding a series of district
exemplifications of tho ritual, beginning May
19 at Manchester and to cIoec Juno 30 at Clare
mout. The local Corps have made fuil arrange
ments for the entertainment of visitors.
For tho first quartorof 189G Now Hampshire
reports as follows:
Number of Corps in good standing, 71 ; total
membership, 3,871 ; number of persons assisted,
7G; amount of money expended fon relief,
$4b'd.33; other than money. $130.70.
Contributions of money and supplies to tho
Soldiers' Homo aro reported; also for tho im
provement of tho Vetcraus' Association Build
ing at Wiers.
DEPARTMENT OF NEW JERSEY.
Department Correspondent Carrio M. nank
inson, writing from Ocean Grove, reports great
activity among New Jersey Corps.
Aaron Wilkes Corps, 7, gavo an entertain
ment of the highest order, consisting of music
and recitations, and closing with a good-night
drill by eight little misscp.
A reception and collation waB given by Win
field Scott Corps. 73, Plain field, in honor of
Department Commander Henry S. Whito and
staff. Tho Sons of Veterans assisted the Belief
Corps in rccciviny the veterans and serving tho
supper. Tho Plainfield band played while tho
meal was in progress.
C. K. Hall Corps, 25, Aslury Park, reports a
joint musical and literary nutcrtainment and
supper with their Post. Citizens of Ashury
Park and Ocean Grovo aro uniting in prepara
tions for tho Encampment and Couvontion,
Juno 38 and 19.
Past President Bosabcllc Casncr at tho joint
meetiug presented tho Post a picture of tho
author of the song, "Marching Through
Georgia," to bo hung in G.A.B. Hall.
DEPARTMENT OK MASSACHUSETTS.
A fine reception has just been tendered Na
tional President L. A. Turner and National
Secretary Harrietto L. Becd by Gen. Lauder
Post, of Lynn. This honor from the veterans
is deeply appreciated by tho National officers.
Corps 134, Cottage City, is working for a flag
fund; Geo. L. Steams Corps has had a Leap
Year Poster Dress Party, and Martha Sovers
Corp?, Kingston, an Experience Party, and
Corps 10G, Fall Bivor, baa celebrated its birth
day. The three Belief Corps of Cambridge May 24
dedicated ati urn on tho new soldiers and
sailors' lot iu Cambridgo Cernotcry in memory
of the unknown dead. Memorial cxcrcisca
were held in the hall iu tho even i up.
Past National Chaplain Mary E. Knowlcs
will bo tho orator of tho day for tho second
time at Sanborn ton, N. II., May 30.
Corps 21, Somerville, havo planted a IJowor
garden at tho Soldiers' Home, Chelsea, for
which Commandant Crcasey has set asido
Bey n olds Corps, Woymonth, entertain De
partment President Brighamaud staff May 28,
with a Campfire iu the evening.
Corps 30, Heverly, has accepted an invitation
to participate in tho Memorial Day exercises of
the fcdiools to which they havo just presented
The annual exemplifications of Massachu
setts are iu progress, and all tho meetings havo
been unusually largo.
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lluvo You Asthma or Hay-Fever?
Medical Science at last reports a positive cure
for Asthma and Hay-fever iu tho wonderful
Kola Plant, a new botanical discovery found on
tho Congo Biver, West Africa. Its cures aro
really marvelous. Bov. J. L. Combs, of Mar
tiusburg, W. Va., writes that it cured him of
Asthma of fifty j-ears' standing, and Hon. Ij.
G. Clute, of Greeley, Iowa, testifies that for
three years ho had to sleep propped up iu a
chair in Hay fever season, being unable to Ho
down night or day. Tho Kola Plantcurcd him
at once. To mako tho matter pure, theso and
hundreds of other cures aro sworn to beforo a
notary public So great is their faith iu its won
derful curative powers, tho Kola Importing Co.,
of 11(54 Hroadway, New York, to make it known,
is sending out largo cases of tho Kola compound
free to sufferers from Asthma and Hay-fover.
All thoy ask in return is that when cured
yourself you will tell your neighbors nbout it.
Send your name and address on a postal card
and they will send you a largo caso by mail
free. It costs you nothing, and you should
iuroly try it.
SONS OF VETERANS.
News from Various r Divisions Elec
tion of Officers, etc.
DENVER A CANDIDATE.
Colorado Brothers "Want tho Next Encamp
ment tho Division Encampment.
Tho Colorado Division, Sons of Veterans, has
entered upon another year; anothor sot of
officers tako charge, and with renewed zeal
that tho fnturo will say is characteristic of tho
"Centennial Boys." Our Encampment was
held in beautiful new Capitol Building at Den
ver, April 22 to 23, aud was a most harmonious
and beneficial gathering of young men. Wo
had with us members of Connecticut and Kan
sas Divisions. Among tho latter was Com
mander Harry W. Huffman, of Emporia.
Tho Encampment decided iu tho fnturo
to meet at tho samo timo and placo ns docs tho
Department Encampment of G.A.K. This
year proved an cntiro succogs and was tho
catiso of us meeting with our dear old fathers
in tho fnturo. Wo will meet next year in tho
boautiful city of Colorado Springs, when all can
rest assured, of having a royal good time.
The Encampment was very bitter in denounc
ing tho desecration of Memorial Day, and adopt
ed strong resolutions condemning blcylin?,
races, ball games, etc. They, with tho G.A.B.,
arc determined to "fight it out on this lino if
it takes all Summer." Tho Ladies' Aid Society
is a sister organization wo aro proud of; small
in number?, but niightv in purpose, thoy will
yot mouut the ladder of strength, and bo a
power in tho future. Under tho firm, guiding
hand of Du Pro's sister, A ttio F. Kern, they will
march on uutil they hnvo a L.A.S. iu ovory
Tho Encampmont decidod to invito tho Na
tional Encampment to meet with us in tho
beautiful city of Denver in 1897. Wo expect
tho loyal boys at Louisville this Fall will tuko
Grooloy'a ad vico next year and "go West."
Yes, brothers, come. Colorado Division wants
you, aud will do all a loyal Division can to
make your stay in our Stato pleasant. Ono
word in closing, and lhat.is, Denver has its
Farragut Camp, 1. andihythe noblo way thoy
reached out for the brothers at our Division
Encampment no known National Encampment
will uot bo left in uuwillinglliands. A camp full
of tireless workers is silrcc3S in advance.
Colorado Division will ctako its placo in tho
ranks of the strong Divisions, if hard work and
energy can placo us there; Tho new Com
mander is A. L Pattonfof (Irceloy, where he h
ouo of the prominent attorneys of tho Gem City
of tho Plains, and also attorrioy for tbo Eighth
Judicial District, Colorado..!
Tho undersigned had tho honor of boing re
tained as Division Adjytdut at Now Windsor,
which is only 12 miles-, from -tho Commander's
home. Lieut. Bobkkt Ef Hanna, Division
Adjutant, Now Wiudsor, Colo.
ALABAMA AND TENNESSEE.
At tho eighth annual Encampment of this
Division, held at Knoxville, May 12 aud 13,
the following ofilccrs wero elected : Com., E. R.
Carter, Kuoxvillo, Tcnn.; S.V. C, L. W. Fried
man, Birmingham, Alii.; J. V. U, T. A. Bambo,
French, Tcnn. Division Council, W. T. Clai
borne, Knoxville. Tcnn.; D. E. Picpcr, Fitzger
ald, Ga.; B. M. Childress. Kingston, Tonn.
Delegates, H. T. Cooper (at-largo), Knoxville,
Tcnn.; E. C. Prcscott. Coal Creek, Teiin.; Al
ternates, D. E. Picper at-large). Fitzgerald,
Ga.; John B. Pierce, Wanita, Teiin.
Commander Carter has mado tho following
Btaffappointments: Surg., It. A. Hrown, Knox
ville, Tcnn.; Chap., J. B. Self. Greencvillc,
Tcnn.; Adj't, E. E. Carter, Knoxville, Tonn.;
Q. M., O. M. Tate, Knoxville, Tonn.; Ins., L
W. Starr, Birmingham, Ala.; M. O., John Y.
Tipton, Coal Creek, Tcnn.; Judue-Advocatc, J.
G. Crumblis, Kingston, Tonn.; S. M., A.W.Vea
zey, Harriman, Tcnn.
Tho ninth annual Encampment will bo hold
at Nashville, Term., July 7 and 8. 18'J7. A com
mittee, consisting of Past Col. W. B. Cooper,
Knoxville, Tcnn.; Ins. LAV. Star, Nashville,
and Past Col. M. D. Friedman, Birmingham,
Ala., was appointed to perfect arrangements
for this Encampment.
This committeo was instructed to invito tho
lfith annual Encampment, Commandury-in-(
hicf, to hold its sessions iu Nashville during
tho Tounessco Ceutcunial.
Cyrcno E. Morris Camp was organized at
Coon Bapids on tho 15th tilt, with 15 charter
membors. Thdtmithcrs elected and installed a
good sot of officers, with Capt. C. S. Williams
commanding. There is plenty of material in
vicinity for futuro initiations. Tho Camp
promisos to bo 11 strong one, and a grand aid to
Post 188 in tho near future.
Geo. C. Strong Camp, G9, of Brooklyn, will
erect a flag-pole at Gen. Strong's monument in
Greenwood Cemetery on Momorial Day, AUy
30. The Camp as usual will accompany tho
Post of tho samo name and varied other uni
formed bodies, and tbo program will consist of
addresses, singing, instrumental music and nn
oration. From tbo polo throughout tho year
will Uy tho National colore.
Members of Sedgwick Camp, Lebanon, arc
making extensive arrangements for tho Divis
ion Encampment at Gettysburg. They havo
provided themselves with now uniforms, aud
expect to croato a Eonsutiour
Meetings and Otlior3Miittorfl Tcrtnining to
William McKamy, Secretaty, Dnncanvillo:
Reunion DStli 111., at Elllngliatn, Juno 11.
Comrado Clareuco Sf. Clair, of Co. A, GGth
111., Independence, Moj, wishes to know whon
tho GGth HI. holds its auuhnl Bcuuiou.
t 1 1A
J. F. Troutncr. Secretary, jNash.ua: Bounion
3d Iowa, at Charles City,"Jujio 10 aud 11.
C. Hamilton, Sccrotnryv.'jBronson : Reunion
7th Mich., in connection! with Branch County
Soldiers and Sailors' Association, at Brouson,
JuuolG. 2-d VK
EticampmoiK 81, U. V. I.
All tho uniformed 'organizations of Jorsoy
City, N. J., will tako part iu a grand parade,
under tho auspices of Encampment 81, U. V. L.,
on Memorial Day. The following organiza
tions havo already accepted tho invitation :
4th regiment N. J. N. G., Police and Firo De
partments of "Jersey City, 9th Co. Boys' Bri
gade, Polish Legion, Naval Reserve, American
Guard of tho Public Schools, aud threo com
panies of tho Hibernia Bitles.
Memorial Day Excursion to Winchester nntl
In nid Green Clay Smith Monumont Fund,
under auspices of Union Veteran Union, by
special train leaving B. &O. Depot at 8 a. m.,
May 30. Bate, $1.75 for tho round trip for
adults; 00 couts for children.
n. J h
A PENSION VETO.
Tho Bill for F. E. Hoover Repassed Over
tho Presidential Disapproval.
It was thought for a timo this session would
pass without a veto, but that wa3 a mistake.
Thrco votoes camo along last week in quick
succession. The first ono was a ghastly sur
priso to ovorybody concorncd. It was a bill to
ponsion Francis E. Hoover, of Elkhart, Ind.
Tho bill was introduced by Congressman Lem
uel W. Boyso, of Warsaw, Ind., who was born
too lato in tho century to bo oven a drum-mor-boy
if the financial condition of tho
littlo fatherless family for -wuicn uo nau
to help provido sustonanco would havo
permitted, but who is loyal to tho old sol
diors in Congress and out. Ho is a tireless
worker, aud effective, though quiet, and ho
was so impressed with tho worth of tho meas
ure that ho got friouds for it ovcry day. That
was not a very hard matter to do, howovor, for
hecarriod with him a pictnro of tho poor fel
low, and it told its own story. Holies, as bo
is seen in tho picture, motionless lifo enough
loft to suffer tho most exqaisito torturo all tho
hours of the day and night, yot unablo to move
a single muscle of his body. By means of tho
harness about his shoulder and the lifting of
his feet by his strong-armed attondant, he gets
a slight change of position, but that is all. His
faithful wife is always at his side, but sho can
not lift him, so a nnrso 13 absolutely necessary.
The Grand Army and Odd Follows of Elkhart
have taken caro of tho vetoran for two years,
but tho drain on their resources is too great,
and tho poor-houso is staring them in tho face.
Mr. Boyso is determined, however, that no old
soldior in his district or any other shall go to
tho poor-houso if ho can help it.
Ho oulistod in his causo Snyder ?. Kirk
patrick, of tho Third Congressional District of
Kansas. Mr. Kirkpatrick is an old soldier
with something of a record himself, and an
acknowledged powor in ponsion legislation of
tho Houo, boing on tho Committeo on Pen
sions. Ho oxnmincd tho matter pretty thor
oughly, and mado up his mind that though tho
physicians mado affidavit that they could not
say poaitivoly that tho diseaso was of servico
origin, that it cortaiuly might havo arisen
from that, and that tho caso came within pen
sionable limits anyhow, and so reported it to
tbo Houso from tbo Pension Committeo, aud it
was passed without a dissenting vote in either
Houso or Senate.
In a few days back came tho bill with tho
veto of tho President, on tho grounds that tho
physicians had declared their inability to traco
the diseaso to array sorvice, and that ho was op
posed to sentimental disposition of tho peoples'
money. Tho committeo took up tho hill re
committed to them, and Mr. Kirkpatrick
brought in tho following report, which 13 giveu
"Tho President justifies his veto of this
measure upon tho ground that tho present
unfortunate condition of this soldier is not duo
to his army service, and that such legislation
in an unfair discrimination against many thou
sand worthy soldiers similarly situated.
"Your committee, after a most patient and
thorough consideration of tho reasons urged by
tho President for withholding his signature to
this hill, aro clearly of tho opinion that tho
justification urged is wholly untenable.
"Legislation of this character is by no means
now. It is found in the records of every Con
gress from tho organization of tho Government
to tho presont time, and since the closo of tho
war similar acts aro quito frequent.
"There is no constitutional inhibition on
tho power of Congress to grant pensions by
special bills, nor is it essential that tho dis
ability for which tho pension is granted should
be of servico origin. We could cito many pre
cedents where special pensions havo been
granted and approved by tho Executivo with
out reference to tho origin of tho disability.
"Thn pensions granted to our distinguished
Generals and their widows by special acts of
Congress aro not always based upon disabilities
directly traceable to tbo military service of tho
soldier. In many of theso cases the disability
or death of the soldier cannot be shown to havo
resulted from his army service, yet 110110 of
theso moasurcs havo encountered tho Execu
" Under theso circumstancos wo cannot con
clude that tho passage of this bill is an unji!3t
discrimination against thousands of deserving
soldier?, bnt to rcfuso to grant relief in this
case, iu our opinion, would bo an unwarranted
discrimination against tho private.
"If wo aro to follow the rulo laid down in
this case by tho President, Congress must turn
a deaf ear to tho appeal of overy soldier, how
ever pitiable and distressing his condition may
be. regardless of the merit of his servico or tho
privations he endured, unless ho can show that
liia helpless and distressed coudition is duo to
his army service. Wo cannot yield our assent
to this proposition; it is manifestly unjust to
thousands of tho truest and bravest soldiers in
" Wo cannot but express tho hopo that tho
President, on a moro thorough consideration of
this matter, will reach tho conclusion irro
sisibly forced upon your committeo, that it is
not always essential to traco tho disability to
army servico as a prerequisite to granting a
ponsion. Wo also find ourselves unablo to
agree with tho President that the granting of
a pension of $50 a mouth to Mr. Hoover is an
unjust discrimination against many thousand
deserving soldiers similarly situated. Cases of
this character must bo raro indeed, and wo
doubt very much if ono can bo found equaling
it iu all of its distressing details.
" With our knowledgo of and intimate rela
tions with tho old soldiers of this country aud
their sense of justice, we feel warranted in say
ing that when mado familiar with tho condi
tions and circumstances surrounding this un
fortunate comrade, that not ono of them can bo
found that will feel that tho granting of this
pension is any discrimination against him.
When this bill was presented to us in tho first
instance, tho testimony offered was directed in
tho main to the distressed condition of tho sol
dier and his honorable service, and wo did not
deem it cssentinl that the proof should show
his disability duo to his army servico to justify
us iu granting relief, nor do wo think so now ;
but inasmuch as the evidence then offered did
not establish to a certainty tho connection be
tween tho soldier's sorvico and bis disability,
wo concluded that wo wore fully warranted by
many precedents in recommending the passage
of tho bill at $50 por mouth under tho circum
stances of his case. Had this connection beon
shown to our satisfaction our recommendation
would havo heeu $72 a month.
Sinco filing our first report much additional
testimony has been submitted, aud a rc-cxami-nntion
of tho caso convinces us that tho sol
dior's disability is fairly traceablo to his army
service, and that ho is thorefcro justly entitled
to $72 per month."
The remainder of tho report goes on to diag
noso tho caso and givo tho disabilities, which
show that tho man is simply existing. Mr.
Kirkpatrick, in his splendid presentation of
the caso, brought almost continuous applatiso,
hut only a fow sentences aronccossary to quote.
He said iu conclusion :
" Wo contend that tho Congress of tho United
States iu its power may tako up any individual
case of any soldior, whother a General or a
private, or of tho widow of a Geuorai or a
private, look into tho hardships of. tho cauo,
into tho military servico of tho soldier, and
grant such relief as wo, in our judgment, think
nronor. It is not tho provinco of tho Presi
dent of tho United States to placo a limitation I
upuu fcUMb lunuii jl is uu uii lujuguvo uuu-
dred3 and thousands of other soldiers. Why,
tako this pitiablo case, if you please. Hero is
a man on his back, with his hand in a sling
tho principal part of tho time. Ho is absolute
ly unablo to niovo hand or foot or finger, and
would atarvo to death with victuals all around
his bed. Ho served but a year and nine months,
and yet thcra aro men who served three, four,
and fivo years. Is it to bo said, nudor theso
circumstances, that Congress cannot step in
and administer relief in this extraordinary
caso simply because it will not or cannot placo
overy man upon tho roll3 at tho samo identical
rate? I do not believe that proposition at all.
It is always in tho power of Congress itself;
and I do not bclievo that tho Congros3 of tho
United States will sit idly by and tamely sub
mit to tho limitation upon its power that must
follow if this messazo becomes a precedent in
tho future. I believe that Congress should
exert its powor, and that its members should
exert that powor conferred upon them, and
determine by their vote to-day in passing upon
thi3 mcs3ago whether or not an extra-constitutional
limitation shall bo placed upon tho power
"I appeal to tho membors of this Honso to
stand up and insist upon tho principlo that
Congress has tho powor to dotormino tho
amount that bIuII bo paid to any poor, un
fortunato soldier, and thoy may do that regard
less of whether they mako tbo bill general or
special. Applause Ouo roan may servo in
the army throe years and suffer no serious dis
ability. Another man may sorvo two days and
two nights and rocoivo a disability that must
follow him all through life. Consequently, aro
yon ablo to oven this matter up iu a general
bill? It is utterly and absolutely impossible.
Wo should meet all of these general cases by a
general bill, but tho extraordinary cases must
bo met by special legislation ; and I am unablo
to understand upon what principlo tho Presi
dent of tho Uuitud States can approve of a pen
sion to a widow of a General, whero it is uot
contended that tho soldier's death is due or
attributablo to his army service, and at tho
samo timo deny us tho right to civo this poor
Indiana private $30 a mouth. Tho truth is !
that tins man should havo $72 a month under t
tbo general law. Thcro is no doubt about it,
under tho testimony that is submitted to our
"But tho strong point I wish to urge hero
upon this Houso is that thoro 13 no limitation
on tho power of Congress in granting pensions,
and that this message, if it becomes a precedent,
will fix a limitation not known to tho Consti
tution or to tho law, and will deprive Congress
of tho power to administer relief and justice in
hundreds, yea, thousands, of deserving cases
that cannot bo reached in any othor way. I
CERTAIN OFFICERS AND ENLISTED MEM
tfoulnteep forces of the Wap of the flebellioih
The Act of Congress granting; ex-Officera of Volunteers pay and allowances fo"
services rendered by them under their commissions prior to the date that they were
mustered into eervice expired by limitation on Jtrne 3, 1895, bat there is novr pending:
in Congress a hil' repealing the limitation and enlarging the provisions of the original
act. This lill lias passed Hie Senate, and 13 likely to be favorably considered
by the Honse.
The officers and enlisted men of the Volunteer forces cf the late war who may ha
benefited by the renewal of this act are those who did not receive full pay as a com
missioned officer for the full period covered by their commissions, but were paid only
from actual date of muster into the service under said commissions. In many such casea
an additional collection, ranging from a few dollars to several hundred dollars, may be
made, providing a remaster can be obtained, and such collection might embrace pay of
grade from date of rank of commission up to the date of muster thereunder, servant's
pay, allowances for subsistence and clothing, and, ia some instance?,, the three months7
extra pay proper provided by the act of .March 3, 1865, to those officers who were mus
tered into service prior to March 3, 18G5, and discharged subsequent to April 9, 1865, both,
Officcre tvIiosc commissions 1ear a date prior to June 20,
i83, and who, although a vacancy to which commissioned or ap
pointed existed, could not he mustered because their commands
were below the minimum number, may, if this bill becomes
a law, secure an office muster, providing such command had
been assigned to duty in the Held, and if said officers were act
ually performing the duties of the grade to which commissioned.
In addition to the above-enumerated allowances, many officers are entitled to travel
ing allowances, which are at the rate of one day's pay aud subsistence for every 20 miles
of travel from place of discharge to place of enlistment.
Officers who were in hospital or were prisouersof war attbe dates of their commis
sions, and the widows of deceased officers, may come within the terms of this act, and if
those who believe themselves entitled will answer and return the questions below asked,
I shall be pleased to carefully consider the same, and take such action as the facts may
I will make no charge for seenring an amended mnster, providing the claim for pay,
etc, be placed in my hands. My fee in the pay case will be contingent upon soecess, and
will be a commission of not more than 10 per cent, of the amount aIIowed,"to be deducted
by the accounting officers of the Treasury.
An experience of 30 years' active practive before the Execntive Departments of tho
Government warrants me in believing that I can render you that service which the case
"What is your full name ? Answer
In what rank and to what date were you
"What is your age at present time? Ansv:er
"What is your Postoffice address? Answer
State the date and place of your original
State the date, place, and reason of your final' discharge, and your rank held at that
time? Answer '. .
State the company and regiment in which you served ? Answer
State different ranks held by you or for which you were commissioned, and givo
dates of commissions and dates of muster, as follows:
DATE OF RANK.
Second Lieutenant .
First Lientenant . .
State the reasons why yon were not actually mustered into the service under any
commission held by you? nsiccr
If not performing the do-ties of said commission at its date called for, please state tho
(llere stato whether held as a prisoner
by reason of disability received in tho service In Hie of duty, or any other reason.)
"Was there a vacancy existing for you in the grade to which you wero so commis
sioned ? Answer .
"What was the total number of men in your company or command at the date of your
commission? lnsicer !;
Uave you heretofore filed a claim for amendment of muster? An3iccr
GEORGE E. LEMON,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law, Solicitor of Patents and Claims,
1729 New York Ave. (Lemon Building),
WASHINGTON, D. C.
therefore hop th.it tfm Houso will vote solidly
to pass thin bill for this poor soldier, tho vote
of tho President to tbo contrary notwithstand
In support of tbo bill Mr. Wood, of Illinois,,
"This soldier, Francis E. Hoover, enlisted
tho ago of 16 years February, 1S64. Some
thing has bcon said to the effect that ho did no)
enter tho service early in tho war, but evidently
bo got into tho army .13 early as bo could bo
admitted. He was in tho memorablo campaign
in Middlo Tennessee in 1SG-1, which resulted
tho only instanco in tho history of tbo struggle
from 18G1 to 1S65 In the destruction of a Coc
fuderato army in a pitched battle.
"In that campaign and in those battles was
Francis E. Hoover. Ho fought by day and
marched by night. At Pulaski, at Colnmbiar
at Spring Hill, at Franklin, at Nashville, he
was in the fight, ho was in tho pursuit.
Throngh mud and rain and slootand storm bd
marched and did bi duty. There is not -record
of dishonorable conduct against him.
What is hisconditiou to-day? Helpless mora
helpless than an infant. If watar wero within
arm's longth of him ho might perish from
thirst, because ho could not carry tho goblet to
his lip". If food woro placed in his hands ho
might die of starvation, becatfSo tho arms thaS
onco supported his country's flag and carried
tho musket in its defense aro no longor under
the control of his will and could not carry tho
food to his mouth.
"fcir. so far as tho duty of this House in thr
present hour 13 concerned thoro is only ono
case, and that is tho case of Francis E. Hoover.
Wo ought to pension him for tho samo reason
that wo havo pensioned Generals and tho
widows of Generals on tho ground of previous
honorablo servico and present absolute belples3
ncs3. destitution and want."
Mr. Kirkpatrick presented tho caso so favor
ably that after about two hoars' discussion tho
bill was passed by moro than tho necessary two
thirds vote, ovor tho veto. It will probably
pass tho Senate quite as unanimously. As Mr.
Kirkpatrick ia'a now member, and this is tho
first veto to bo handled in thit Houso, tho
whole matter presents quito a creditable show
ing for tho statesman from the Sunflower land
and his confreres from Indiana.
Grand Excursion to Pen-Mar anl Gettys
burg, May 30,
Via B. &O. K. R., nndcr anspiccs Washington
Division, No. 1, U. R., K. of P. Special train,
for Gettysburg will leavo Baltimore & Ohio
Depot, Washington, at 8:15 a. ra.. on abova
date. Bate, $2.23. For Pen Mar, at 8:30 a. m
last paid? Answer
enlistment, with rank ? Answer
DATE OF COMMISSION.
DATE OF MUSTER AS SUCH
of war; absent by reason of wounds; iu hospital