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THE- NATIONAL TPIBU1JE: WASfflOTM, D. 0., THURSDAY,", JUNE I, 1896.
TrjE GRAND AR1JY.
What is Beinff Done by the Veterans
for the Good of the Order.
ARE NOT REPRESENTED.
A. Tcxns Commander Couiplatiis that Small
Posts Cnnnot Send Delegates.
EDiTOuNATioNAr.TnmuXK: As Commander
of E. J. Davis Post, 54, I wish to call the attcn
tiou of nil comrades of tho G.A.B. to a matter
existing in tins Depaitmout, and which this
Post has for years soncht to have corrected,
but without success. The matter we complain
of is this: TIio Department fails to piovide
an j menus by -which all Posts can secure a rep
refutation at Encampments. Under tho pres
ent laws of tho Department, somo of tho Posts
aro entitled to six delegates each, while many
of tho smaller Posts aro entitled to but ouo
The lnrgo Posts aro mostly situated in or
near the largo citieF, close to the great lines of
railway; while tho small Posts aro in many
instances located in tho sparsely-settled por.
lions of tho .Slate, tar from any of tho places
whero Department Encampments arc held.
The consequence is, that while the largo Posts
arc en almost every occasion wen rcpic&emen,
the small Posts especially those that are lo
cated far from the place of Encampment aro
This Post was musteied Juno 6.1891. Wo
hftvo every year sent to tho Department
promptly the amount due from us as per capita
tax. We have paid per capita tax amounting
lo over $50. Wo organized with 13 member?,
and have never had at auy timo over 23 aiem
leis. Wo now have 17. We have never been
able to send a delegate until this year, and then
only because ho had business which took him
near the place of Encampment.
Wo have, at evory annual Encampment, tried
to secure tho passage of an amendment to the
laws of tho Department that would secure n
representative from each and every Post. The
amendment which wc ofl'ered was to the eflect
that hereafter the Department should pay tho
Actual traveling expenses of ono delegate from
each Post, provided the delegate or alteruato
was actually present at the Encampment.
To provide a fund for tho payment of theso
cxpeuseF. wo proposed an addition to the per
capita tax of 40 cents per aimum on each mem
ber iu good standing in every Post. This
amount would be suflicicnt for the purpose.
This measure has met with rejection as
often ns it has boon presented to the Depart
ment, and it has not only been rejected but no
measure of any kind looking to an abatement of
the trouble of which wc complain has breii
ofl'ered. In consequence of the iuabilty of tho
small FostE to bear Iho oxpense of sending a
delegate, there are times when less than half
tho Posts iu the Dcpattrncnt arc represented,
nd there has never yet been a time when more
than four-fifths of the Posits were represented.
The members of this Post arc a unit in the
Idea tliHt this itato of affairs is one that de
mands a remedv. Wc all think that, in view
of tho fact that fo slight an incrcaso in tho
amount of the per capita tax will provide an
amount sufticicnt for the purpose, the cuange
ought tpbemadc. E. J. Kilmuk, Commander,
E. J. Davis Po 54 Department of Texas,
Corpus Cbristi, Tex.
A SPLENDID RECORD.
Itoport of tho "Work or an linterprisine;
EditoiiNationalTiubune: I scocomrades
of other Posts arc coming to tho front and re
porting what they aro doing. Perhaps it may
be of interest to hear what a littlo Post num
bering only 22 members iu good standing has
done. The Post is composed oMreterans of the
following regiments: .fourteen 6J. UicOtti
renn.; five. 3d Tenn. Cav.; one. 7th TemjjCRV.;
wo, 9th 1"n. Cav. Four of thed'TCrni. i
Lav. are fcuiwiua suivivors.
Our Post was mustered into the ranks of the
G.A.B. May 12, 1S94. In January, ISO.'i, we
decided to have a permanent place of meeting
which wc could call our own. Our ranks be
ing thin it did not take long to discover that
we lacked money to complete the undertaking.
Wc sent out foraging parties and oon enlisted
tho aid from the Sons of Veterans and other
Joyal friends. This aid, with our own contri
butions rendered us able by the 5th of October,
1895, to complete a beautiful building, fully
The lot tho Post hall is erected on is adjoining
lot to Jit. Olive Baptist Church, in Thirteenth
District, Knox County, Tenn., four miles south
of Knoxvillc. The lot was given ns by one of
our late comrades-in-arms, Mr. N. M. Berry, to
be Post property so long as we exist as such,
after which the same wiil be conveyed to
Joseph A. Cooper Camp, 32, S. of V. It will
then be the Camp's so long as it keeps up its
organization. On failure of tho Post and Camp
ML Olive Baptist Church will become the
We arc very prond of Camp 32, and havo
done all we can to encourage the boys. There
is no reason why it may not become a very
Etrong Camp, as there is an abundance of ma
terial to recruit from. It is different with our
Post, as material to fill our ranks is quito
limited. The time is coming and it is not far
distant when it will bo necessary for some of
onr neighboring Posts to consolidate with us.
By this means we hope to keep in woikiug
order runny years.
Wo are blessed with an abundance of loyal
and patriotic women in our vicinity. By the
timo our building was complct-d three young
ladies Fannie Moxey, Anna Berry, and Clemie
Ford had raised enough money to furnish the
ball with t-ane-bottoru chairs, which they pre
sented to tho Post cud Camp. John Ji. Simp
kw. Commander, J. 11. Franklin Post, 50,
INDIANA SOLDIERS' HOME.
Successful IVorli of the Grand Amiy Com
mittee. Editou National Tbiijcne: Thousands of
old soldiers of Indiana, readers of Tiik Na
tional TninfNK, will no doubt bt giad to
hoar of tho progrces being made at the State
Soldiers' Dome noar Lafayette, atid what is
boing done. Briefly I will, as one of the G.A.lt.
Statu Soldier' Home Committee, state thut tho
main buildings creeled by the State have all
been cornplolud, excluding water plant, lighting
In the bill pawed by the last Legislature es
tablishing tin Homo to provide for the old
soldier and wife and widows and mothers of
cx-soldicrx, a clause was made that each
Comity Board of CumrniEsioiior& could appropri
ate from the County funds money to erect ono
or wore cottage, the Homo being established
on tho oetlege pixii. The -work of soliciting
cottages bejran in October last. Up to the present
dale, of the 02 Counties the following havo
donated, ami tho waik is progressing on the
tCTwwl cottages rapidly. Many of them are
completed and boing occupied by our old com
rades and their wive and widows and mothers
of ox -soldiers.
In addition to tho cottapos donated by the
several Comities, tho Department of Indiana
G.A.B. donated $5,000 for cottHges; Logan
Port W.K.C., of Lafayette, $IM; Joel Maish
Pwrt, W.B.C., Went Lafayette, $500; Ladies of
the G.A.R., Lafayette, 00; Loyal Logion of
Indiana, $3,(KW for Library building ; Wabash
County, 6QQ; Clmtoii, $500; Lawrence, &00;
Porter, $500 ; Jay, 500; Band olf. $700; Mont
gomory. $(KH); Fohii lain, 5,1 ,'200; Sponcer,$500;
VaMdcHburg, $2,000; Tippecanoe, $3,000; Mai
ion, $500; Warron, $.2,500; Lake, $1,200;
Stark, $500; Newton, $700; Park, $1,000;
Viso, $2,600; Monroe, $500.
From proscnt indications, at the Juno term
of the County Boards wc will havo appropna
1 1 one from at least 25 additional Counties, and
the probabilities arc that within a year from
tho lime of tho opening of the Home nearly
every County in tho btato will havo liberal
appropriations. Tho Homo is now being
rapidly filled, and irom all appearnucos tlio
members of the Home aie happy and contented.
J.110 loriuai opening win lake pluco Julv 4, at
which tunc ovcry noldicr iu thcSttois in
vited to be present. W. H.Tijckkk, Chairman,
8tto4d lots Home Committee, Indianapolis,
Frostdout llngcrty Ihkuor n Call for tho
Chaplains to Kail In.
iBwroii National Trmunk: I hope that
the ChaplaiiiF, both of Departments and Poets,
w Hi not forget that I bore is an Association iu
existence which is working for tho good of the
boys now, s wol! as in times of war. In the
xuwli of business cares, labors of life, and
laudibhmcuts of ollico, poor mortals aro liablo
to forcet some of the important requirements
of their positions. So much so that soma do not
make tho proper reports named in the pub
Attention! is ono of tho most important
duties of ourjives. Without that the existence
of the army would be impossible in an enemy's
country, and it could do but little in its own
lines. Bequests were sent out last Fall that
ovcry Chaplain iu our broad country interested
in the general welfare of tho boys should send
in his name to Secretary Hoover, of Chicago,
and bo enrolled as a member, with 25 cents to
cover expenses of clerical work. How many
have done so is not reported at theso Head
quarters; but the lines arc open, and further
dispatches are in order.
It is hoped that tho Chaplains will report
well in St. Paul next September at National
Encampment. Many aro not aware that thcro
arc so lew Army Chaplains left :o keep ficsh
the memory of the past and maintain the honor
of the present. As a rule. Chaplains Were
middlc-agod men when they entered the serv
ice in tho war, so that those living now are not
boys in age, if they aro in spirit and active
Chaplains, keep in lino as long as you can.
and when you fall out, do it from tho front,
not tho end of tho baggage-train. Let our
meeting iu St. Paul be well attended, and let
the cnll go all along tho line. "Attention. Chap
laitisi T. 11. Uagkrtv, Picsideut Chaplains'
Association, St. Louis, Mo.
EniTOit National Tkihuni:: C. Caligin
Post, Marshall, has inaugurated a new day. It
is termed Pension Day. It comes on tho 4th
of March, June, September, and December.
Post-room is opened, and as this is Michigan's
day for making out pensions, a competent man,
Justice of the Peace or Notary, is hired, and all
moneys paid aro applied to Post dues, and
widows' fees go to the Belief Corps, whoso
mcmbcrH aro in attendance with coffee and
cake. It's a marked success both financially
and socially. In this Post tho Adjutant, being
a Justice of tho Peace, gives tho Post his serv
ices, charging only outsiders. Tuomas N.
Fully 5,000 old soldiers and civilians were in
line in the grand street parade during tho
Cairo Encampment of the Illinois Department
of tho G.A.B. The little children Irom the
public schools, numbering upward of 2,500, sta
tioned along tho line, sang patriotic songs and
strewed flowers in tho pathway of tho old vet
erans as they marched. Campfires were held
the evening of May 12 at the Cairo Opera
House, K M. K. C. Hall, and tho Courthouse.
Competitive drills and band concerts were also
held on thostreetp. National Commander Ivau
G. Walker and Gen. Powell, Department Com
mander, spoke at the Opera House. The busi
ness session was convened May 13, with Do
partment Commandvr Powell iu the chair.
After prayer by Chaplain Ayling the Commit
tee on Credentials reported. Commander Pow
ell read his annual report, which touched upon
pensions. Woman's Belief Corps, Sons of Veter
ans, the Soldiers and Sailors' Homo at Qulncy,
and other mattots. Col. James A. Scilon, of
Chicago, in a short but eloquent speech, pre
sented Commander Powell with a gold medal
on behalf of the Department of Illinois, to which
the recipient made a fetching response Gen.
Powell then, in behalf of the Department, pre
sented Adjutant-General Spink with a gold
beaded cane. The election of officers resulted :
Com.. W. G. Cochran. Sullivan; S. V. C. A. A.
Adair, 0k P.uk ; J. V. C, L. B. Church. Cairo;
Medical Examiner, Dr. John Little, Blooming
ton ; Chap., Bev. A. P. Stover, Delevan. A
committee, consisting of Col. Lynch, Col. Avery,
and Capt. Cadwallador, was appointed to visit
the Woman's Belief Corps and carry good-will
greetings of the veterans. The Adjutant's re
port indicates that tho days of the oil soldier
arc slipping away. For the last year the lS1.1;
were 3,b75 and the gains only 2,S32, showing a
dorrTco of nearly 3j000 in membership,
A feature of the Kentucky Encampment at
Somerset was tho grand street parade on Tues
day, May 19. Thcro were over 3,000 in line,
and of this number 1,200 were children of tho
public schools of Somerset. Each one carried
an Americrn flag, and altogether they pre
sented a very pretty picture, dipt. A. Whcdon
was elected Department Commander; A. J.
Thorp, Setiior Vice Commander ; H.G.Trim
ble, Junior Vico Commander; Dr. C. F. Duprc,
Medical Director; Lave Robinson, Chaplain ;
E. B. Forbes, Historian. Bcsolu lions wero
passed by the Encampment recommending
Gen. Hobson for Commander-in-Chief. Thrjo
resolutions were adopted by a unanimous
vote. Commander Whcdon then announced
his Eta ft" appointments, as follows: Ass't Adj't
Gen., J. 0. Donncll; Ass't Q. M.-Gen., J. W.
Pell. Lexington Mas chosen as the place of
holding the uext EucampmenL
oJ. Sih Adams Post naYbeen mustered
at Hustonville by Capt. George H. Mclvinucy.
Oiliccrs: Com., Charles Wheeler; S. V. C. O.
S. Moore; J. V. C, John Ellis; Q. M., A. M.
Frey; Chap., James B. MeKinney; O. D., Levi
Turpiti. The Post organized with 23 members.
Armstrong Post, 150, Montague Com., Fred
erick H. King: S. V. C, Lyman B. Sewail; J.
V. C Thomas F. Harrington; Adj't, Joseph L.
Woodbury; I2.il., uilmnn Jx. Watson; Chap.,
James M. Paihous; Surg., Alphoiiso D. Foss;
O. D., O. C. Hutchins; O. G Proctor Collins;
5. M., Jason Maun ; Q. M. S., Dauiel W. Gard
The Missouri Encampment met at Hannibal
May 20. Park Opera House, where the ses
sions were heid, was lavishly decorated with tho
National colors, and on the ttage were large
portraits of Washington, Lincoln, Sherman,
Logan, and others. At 10 o'clock Wednesday
morning Department Commander Bcucko
called the Encampment to order. Mayor
Carter welcomed the veterans iu a happy etlorf,
which was responded to by the Department
Commander. Tlio Committee on Credentials
submitted its report. The report of tho De
partment Commander was read, and a com
mittee, composed of Comrades Martin, White
head, Cole, Chamberlain, and Grund, was
appointed to consider it.
'J he committee to whom was rofcrred tho
matter of the suspended Fredericktown Post
made a report recommending the reinstate
ment of the Post, but sustaining tho Depart
ment Commander iu issuing tho suspeiibtou
order. Ihe Post was suspended for bending
out litoraturo iu the interest of B. B. Cahoou'ts
candidacy for Governor. Trustees on Fiuance
were appointed as follows: J. L. Bnusrs, of
Joplitt, one year; Nelson Cole, of-St. Louis,
two years; Col. Whitehead, of Kansas City,
'I he election of officers was then taken up.
For Department Commander there were two
candidates Cole. Borers and Peterson, both of
St. Louis. The contest was a spirited one. It
resulted in tho election of Col. Boucrs. Tho
vote was 190 to 154. Thomas Evans, of St.
Joseph, was named as Senior Vice Commander,
and B. Knoepfel, of Hannibal, Junior Vice
CominHiider. Two rntibiug Cnuipfires were
held in the evening. Tho election of oiliccrs
was returned Tiiurnday, Bev. T. H. Hagerty,
Past CliHplain-in-Chiof, was elected as De
partment Chaplain for tho fourth time. Dr.
J. F. Nichols was chosen as Medical Director,
and L. C If ess, C. A. Mobsman, 11. O. Engle
nian, N. W. Taylor, and J. A. Wherry Council
of Administration. Delegates: Gen. A. J.
Smith, at largo; A. Theis, A. W. St. John, J.
T. Drew, W. Coy. W. S. JJctts, C. Burnam, W.
J. Mathews, U. E. Bobinson, A. H. Cashion,
B. B. Scott, T. 11. Hagerty, J. W. Eldndge, L.
Buckhait, II. Glahn, C. W. Cochran, C. E.
Benscik, and W. Neihaus. A spirited coutcst
aroe over the location of tho placo for tho
meeting of the Enctmpuunt uext year. War
rensbutg, Lamar, and Carthage were spiritedly
reproj-ontcd with eloquent words and largo
promises, but tlio counting of tho ballots de
cided iu favor of tho former.
A vory enthusiastic meetinc of tho Interstate
Encampment of the Association of Kansas and
Noluaska, Grand At my of the Bepublic and
Woman's Itulief Cotps, was held jit Superior,
May 1C. A full delegation from each district
wab in attendance. Among those present wero
Department Commander J. II. Culver, Adj't
Gen. J. D. Gage, and Pst Department Com
mander W. C. Henry. Mayor Felt, in his ad
drebs, most heartily and warmly welcomed all
to Superior. Tho meeting clearly showed that
the boys who 6tood side by side from IfeGl to 7M
arc btaudiug shoulder to ohouldcr now. Col.
Thomas Shulcr, ono of tho well-known vet
erans, was elected .Commaudor, with Col. J. D.
Stiuo, of tho Superior Journal, Sonior Vico Com
mander, and Col. H. E. Pond, of Bed Cloud,
Junior Vico Commander. Tho Beunion for
this year was located at Superior, tho time to
bo bet by tho Citizen' Committeo and Com
mander-elect. In.tho eTouiDg a Campfiro was
held, with Col. Shuler presiding. Col. Henry
deli 'vo rod tho main address at tho afternoon
A very successful Encampment of this De
partment was held at Dtica May 18, 19 -and
20. Many distinguished Grand Army men
were present, including Commander-in-Chief
Walker, Department Commander Atkinson,
Secretary of Stato John Palmer, and Corp'l
Tanner. Several thousand veterans wero in
line, aud paraded Tuesday morning. May 19.
At tho business session of tho Encampment',
held in the Uticn Opera House, Department
Commander Atkinson presided. His annual
report was a lengthy document and touched
upon various points of interest rolativo to tho
administration of affairs of tho Department
during tho past year, no referred to tho bill
setting aside $1,000 annually for tho caro of tho
Gen. Grant cottage at .Mount JIacGrcgor. At
the Wednesday afternoon session tho following
ofiicers wero chosen: Dep't Com., James S.
Graham, Bochcster; S. V. C., Fredoric Coifsnm,
Auburn; J. V. C, Henry E. Turner, Lowville;
Medical Director, J. T. Burdick, Brooklyn ;
Chap., W. L. Hydo, Jamestown. The business
of tho Encampment was concluded Wednesday
afternoon by tho presentation of reports of com
mittecsand tho installation of thonowly-clccted
ofiicers. Department Commander James S.
Graham announced tho following appoint
ments: Ass't Adj't-Gcn.. P. J. O'Connor. Al
bany; Dep't Ins.. M."U. Cumminps, Brooklyn ;
Judgo-Advocatc, Joseph I. Sayles, Borne. Tho
place for holding tho next Stato Encampment
will be solcctcd by tho Council of Admiustra
tion in January.
Thcro are still a few surviving veterans in
Lebanon County. Pa., and 14 of them aro can
didates for various County offices.
Halbert B. Case, Department Commander,
with Headquarters at Chattanooga, has an
nounced tho following stair: Ass't Adj't-Gcn.,
Charles W. Biesc, Chattanooga; Ass't Q. M.
Gcn., Samuel I. Adams, Chattanooga; Ins., S.
P. Angel, Kuoxville; Judge-Advocate, John E.
McGowan, ChattHiiooga; Chief Mustering Offi
cer, John Gray, Greenville; Senior Aid-dc-
Lamp, George W. Patten, Chattanooga.
Tho Memorial Day servicos of Hancock Post.
105, wero conducted at tho gravo of Thomas
Woodhouse, Co. 1, 11th Iowa, Mr, Boyal Come
tory, Montreal, Canada.
Tho Encampment which was held at Racine
was the most successful held in n number of
years, not. only in tho attendance, but in tho
amount of business transacted. Ass't Adj't-
Gcn. Talmadgo reported a loss of 7G0 in mem
bership for the past year. Of this uumber 232
wero deaths and tho rest suspensions. Tlio
suspensions were principally due lo the increas
ing age ol the veterans who found it difficult
to attend tho Po3t, and so lost interest iu it,
while the financial depression of the past few
years has also led to non-payment of dues.
The total number of members in good standing
is ll.Gnl ; the actual number on the suspended
list being 1,915. Tho loss the past year ex
ceeds any yet recorded. A resolution intro
duced by Col. Watrous, condemning the assault
of President Eliot, of Hatvard, on tho G.A.U.,
was unanimously adopted. Tho following
officers were elected: Com., D. Lloyd Jones,
Stevens Point; S. V. C, E. J. Smith, Baciiio";
J. V. C, F. M. Mason, Bhiuelaudcr; Medical
Director, G. T. Ileovc, Appletou ; Chap., M. J.
Balsh, Mansion ; Trustees of Waupaca Home,
B. N. Bobert9, Waupaca, and O. F. Chase, Oih
kosh. Department Commander Jones has ap
pointed Georpo B. Merrick, of Madison, as liis
Assistant Arijutant-Goncral. The next En
campment will bo held at Eau Claire.
greetings and Other JWattcr.i JPcrtniulnE; to
About 20 survivors of Loomis's battery, Mich.
L. A., met at Cold water. May 20. Oiliccrs : PicKr
l A. Lee; V.-P., James Harris; Sec. and Trcas.,
B. G. Chandler, Coldwatcr; Cap!., Ad. Burch.
S. P. Tufts, President, Contra! in, III.: Second
annual meeting of National Interstate Associa
tion of Veterans of tho Mexican War at Lcxiug
tou, Ky., June 9.
Bobert F. Smith, Secretary, Jamcsfown : Be
union 49lh N.Y.at residence of Comrade Jacob
Bider, 826 Washington street, Dunkirk, June
Van 0. Linda Gordon, Secret iry, 298 Bomsen
street, Cohocs: Beunion 22d N. Y. at Cohoes,
Thomas L. Jacobs, Neenah, Wis.: Beunion
12th Wis, Battery at St. Paul during National
Encampment. For particulars address Bev.
Wm. Zickerick, Oshkosh, Wis., or W. C. Jacobs,
During tho annual Encampment of tho Wis
consin Department at Bacinc survivors of the
22d Wis. held their annual Beunion in the hall
of Harvey Post. Officers: Pres., Capt. D. K.
May ; V.-P.N, Theodore Biel ami Harvey Allen ;
Sec, N. F. Kellcy ; Historian, W. H. Mcintosh.
New Illhcovery for Kidneys unci Itladtler.
Wo can give sulforers from kidney and blad
der diseases, pain in back and rheumatism
good advice, and that is to send for free treat
ment of Alkavis to tho Church Kidney Cure
Company, 418 Fourth Avenue, New York.
Alkavis is a wonderful tcmedy, and will bo
scut to you free and postpaid, if you send your
name and address.
THE QUESTION SQUAD.
Veteran Aniou to Find Their Com ratten Who
Cuu A ill The mi
llnquirics for the iTherenhoiits of persons will ho
puhiiblicd in this column once, free, but they chii
not nppenr for some lime nfler receipt, on iiik to
the urenl number went in. IJy wntchitic our Be
union coliiniiiH during Himioii ucn-jon the where
abouts of HeerrlMricn having regimental toxler
miiy be iiseeitnined, and oigncd comiiiiinicutioiiH
will fiirnihli the desired information very fien
Dibtkictop Coi.UMntA. Of Jos. Atwcll and
James J. KolIoj both of Co. C, 2d D. C; by
John Stewart, 2420 Selby street, Marion, Ind.
Ibbi.s-ois.-Of Co. B, l.Jd III.; by .Mrs. Julia
Scibcrl,81ti Sycamore btreet, Terro Haute, Intl.
Indiana. Of John B. Drcsborn, First Lieu
tenant, Co. B, 9th lud.: by Emanuel Bodin-
hamer, Bockport, Ind. Of Jacob Brook, II.
Hudson, and Georgo Hudson and oilier mem
bers of Co. F, 1st lud. H. A.; by John W.Thoma
8on, Three Springs. Ky.
Iowa. Oi soldier named Jemiing?, who was
in Davenport, Iowa, Aug. G, 1804; by W. K.
Johnson, Princeton, Mo.
Mjchkun. Of Co. B, 3d Mich.; by J. 11.
McCormack, (5 rah am, Va.
MifcCKM.ANr.oUB. Of tho adtlrcsa of tho
oflicors of tho Armless-and Legless Soldicru'
League; by A. J. Parker, LeomiiiHtor, Mas-.
Of Lieut. Woolen, stationed at Cumberland
Gap iu lfau; by J. F. Cambell, Charleston.
Tenn. Of comrades of Patrick Began, iu
Indian wars from lti35 to 18G0; by W. J. Ster
ling. Tacoma, Wash. Of George and Aaron
Cook; last heard from in Kansas; by Mrs. B.
Dully, Jackboii City, Mo.
NaVAI.. Of shipmates of tho gunboat Car
rie Bnssett, No. 49, as follows: Capt. Ezra
Leonard, Exccutivo Ollicer B. II. Bowie, Dr.
C. W. Knight, Paymaster D. W. Biddle, Assist
ant Paymaster Silas Biddle, Engineers J.
Crooks, Thomas Hardin, B. Hawes, aud Ship
mate Delacey; by Frances E. Hiiidrnan, Now
Albanj', Ind. Of Nicholas Nash, Fred Kim
bail, Charles Kimball, Stovo Best, and John
Lockery, all of tho Washatan ; by TI103. Kain,
Nkw Youic Of tho 47th N. Y. who remem
ber writer; by James Wilson, Mexia, Tex.
Of John Vaiitrun, 150th N.Y.; also, members of
Co. I); by Henry Doughty, Durand, Wis.
1'i:nn8VI.vania. Uf iviattiu Maughati, or
Mahon, Co. L. 4Glh Pa.; by Miss Laura AIc
Donough, 110 South Bromley avouuo, Scran ton,
JtiX.ULAUS. Of Co. D, 2d battalion, 15th U.
S.; by C. T. Futons, Columbia. Pa. Of Dan
iel Francis, Troop E, Gtli U. S. Cav., and Wm.
Fry, same troop, both from 1870 to lb75; by
Louis Barclay, Eaglo, Mich.
Don't Tobiieeo-Splt or SinoUo Your r.lf0
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THE RELIEF CORPS,
Gleanings from rational Headquar
ters Notes from Departments.
Capt. Wallaco Foster Presonls Ills Iicnti
tirul School Hnnmirsto tho Department of
Indiana. W.H.C.x-Pntriutlc l'rhners for the
Kansas Soldier Home Vermont Tnltes
Up tho IVork Kjght Koyully North Caro
lina Orders tho Declaration ol Independ
ence Chart-Awakening In Now Ilmnp
nhiro 1'utriotUm U liilluenco for. Good
in tho Indiana Kcfoini School Ho On
Time Address of Army Nurses Wanted.
SPKCIAL MEMOKIAh OUDKR.
HEADQUAUTKItS WOMAN'S BKI.IEF CORTS, "J
AlTXIMAKY TO TIIK G.A.B., I
29 Tkmplk Place, Boston. Mass., j
May 25. 189G.J
Gonernl Orders, No. G.
Whilo tho birds woro singing and tho bella
chiming their sweetest anthems on our Memo
rial Sunday, thcro came like a wavo of sadness
to tho hearts or the Grand Army aud the
Woman's Belief Corps the news that Gen.
Lucius Fairchild, Past CoHlPiandor-in-Chicf of
tho Grand Army of tho Bepublic, had marched
down to tho shoro of tho silent river, had
crossed over, aud iu tho presence of tho Great
Commander of us all joined tho majority of his
old command. To his bereaved family wo ten
dor our sincere sympathy, and pray that Ho
who lias them in Ilia keeping will comfort
them. Tho Grand Army of the Bepublic will
mourn a leader gone, a wiso counselor in their
meetings, and the hand-clasp of a loved com
rade. Tho country has lost a stiilcsmau that
has left behind him an example of patriotism
Tho Woman's Belief Corps has lost a valuod
friend. His sago advice in tho earlier days of
our organization bus borne good fruit, and we
aro a greater help to tho Order ho loved and
honored, for his wiso counsel.
I recommend that each Corps, nftcr reading
this Ordor, express by voto their appreciation
of his great services to our country, to tho
Grand Army of tho Bepublic and our organiza
tion, and havo tho samo spread upon tho rec
ords of tho Corps.
By command of Lizaiietu A. Turner, Na
Hauuiette L. Reed, National Secretary.
At 13th annual Convention, Department of
Indiana, Capt. Wallaco Fostor was oscorted to
tho platform by Past Department President
Cait. Walla'cc Foster.
McBridc, when ho; was given tho saluio by
Convention. Past Department President Conk
lin then presented It is elegant school banners
to Convention 011 his behalf, and they were ac
cepted by Department President Crisler, speak
ing for tho Department of Indiana. Capt. Fos
tci"closed tho formalities with a short address.
At the clo30 of his remarks, Capt. Foiter
quoted the familiar parting hyjmn, "God bo
with You Till Wo Meet Again," with a few
changes to suit tho occasion, and after Conven
tion had given expression to their enthusiasm,
Past Department President proposed that Con
vention unite in singing tho hymn, aud it was
done with a will.
Capt. Foster, although ho has not heard a
sound for many years, was informed in writing
of what they were singing, and was very much
affected, while there wero few dry cyos iu the
Ouo of tho conditions upon which Capt. Fostor
presented the banners to Convention was that
tliey shall continue lo decorate the hall whero
National Convention meets each year. They
will bo at 14th National Convention to encour
age the patriotic woiuoti the country over, who
are laboring to place the flag in every school
room, and Capt. Foitor iu a letter says: "If I
am not there the banners will represent me in
Past Department President Couklin, in her
address, reviewed tho history of patrioticicach
iug iu tho W.B.C.. introduced into 1 tli De
partment Convention of Indiana by Capt. Fos
ter in 189:1. and from there passed on to tho
National W.R.C. Sho paid him a deserved
tribute for his untiring zeal, both as a propa
gator and leader of patriotic teaching, and said
that from the shoros of the Atlantic to tho far
Pacific Slope his enthusiasm had stirred up
others to tho accomplishment of wonderful re
sults. After having designated tho Department
President to bo the custodian of the flag, Mrs.
"Members of Convention, may those banners
ever remind us of the noble man whoso gift
they are. When we look upon this golden
banner, bearing the battle-ax and arrow-heads,
may wc, indeed, pledge allegiance to God and
"On this banner is inscribed, 'Wo give our
heads aud our hearts to God and our Country.'
What purer religion than this, for in it is em
bodied devotion to the cause of right, love of
the divine, aud a purpose to aid and benefit
mankind a consecration of self to thu promo
tion of truth, honor, and justice."
Departmout President Crisler, in accepting
the flag1?, briefly reviewed tho growth aud
progress of patriotic teaching sinco its intro
duction into tho W.R.C. by Capt. Fo3tcr, aud
then presented him to Convention. In tho
course of jhis remarks, Capt. Foster paid high
tribute to tho work ot' tho W.R.C., without
whosu in II 11 en co no, plan for teaching citizen
ship, however complete could havo been car
ried to successful re.itiljs.
He mentioned the fact that fully 5,000,000
schoolboys and girlsj aro giving tho American,
patriotic salute to thp flag.
THE hATKHl' SURVEY.
Tho SiiperiiiteiidonVofLtho Kansas Soldiers'
Orphans' Homo has placed 100 Patriotic Prim
arsaud six Declaration o Independence .Charts
iu thu schools of that institution.
Calista Jones, Chairrilau of Patriotic Teach
ing for the Department of Vermont, has taken
bold of tho patriotic'tfoPJc in earnest.
At Indianapolis, Mlmjbrial Day, it was an
impressive sight to 'SCo''two rcgimuntsof tho
I Soys' Brigade in thu parade, besides 50 flower
children, boys and iijfls, to each of.whom Capt.
Foster, marching wilh 2,1'boys at tho head, pre
sented a bluo batiu badgii, with Illustration of
the children salutiiig 'tlio flag, and the words,
" We give our heads and'our hearts to God and
our country: One country, ono language, ouo
DEPARTMENT jOP INDIANA.
Tho RJtli annual Contention, as reported by
many, was tho most enjoyable ever held iu
Indiana, and all the reports woro full of prom
ise and encouragement. Tho address of De
partment President Eliza J. Crisler was an
admirable summary of tho work of a busy
yenr, in tho courso of which thcro was an ad
vancement in evory line of Belief Corps work.
Department Secretary O. Edith Dickey re
ported tho year beginning with 179 Corps, and
an aggregate membership of 6,207, and closing
with 190 Corps and C.532 members. Eighteen
Corps woro instituted ami soven disbandod.
Pres.. Mary A. Sims. Frankfort; S. V. P.,
MollioE. Kelley, South Bend; J. V. P., Anna
luddor, Goshen; Treas., Kato D. CurnpbalL.
Frankfort; Chap., Margaret Eddy, Michigan
City; Sec, Mary E. Brumbaugh, Frankfort;
Counselor, Mary D. Travis, Crawfbrdsvillo;
Insp., M. Josio Nelson, Union City; Land I.
Officer, Martha Eborwine, Evansvillc.
DOWN IN TEXA3.
From tho Lono Star Stato is coming many
oncoaraging reports, tho latest from Georgo H.
Thomas Corps. 4. Dnllaa, through Secretary
Mary C. Dean. This wag tho entortaining
Corps when Department Convention mot, and
right nobly did they diichargo their duties.
President Myers, tho first presiding oflicor of
189G, resigned to romovo to Illinois, aud wis
tendered a farewell reception and presented a.
ring. Julia Tabor succeeded hor by unani
mous choico, and is proving horsolf a good ex
ocntivo oificor. Corps socials arc many, begin
ning with a Now Year's reception.
For tho Encampment entertainment tho
Corps arranged n llag drill, which was beauti
fully given by 18 young girls wearing tho Na
tional colors. A noon lunch given Depart
ment oiliccrs and Delegates at tho Oriental
f Hotel, and lunch served at tho Grand Army
Campfire, wero among the social pleasures
of Convotition. Tho Grand Army invited tho
Belief Corps to accompany thcin upon an ex
cursion to Oak CI ill".
Department President Lavantia Conger wa3
presented a Past President's badge of gold, duly
inscribed, in appreciation of her important
services of tho year. Convention in 1897 meets
at Houston-, in connection with the G.A.B.
RE THERE ON TI31E.
Tho Woman's Belief Corps, Soldiers' Home,
Missouri, will giro a grand patriotic concert
for tho benefit of tho Home, to take placo in
tho Republican Convention Auditorium, Mon
day night, Juno 15.
'Through tho kindness of-tho Exccutivo Com
mitteo of tho Business Men's Leastio and Ex
ccutivo Committee of tho National Republican
Committeo the Auditorium was secured for
'this commcndablo causo. Tho Auditorium
was specially constructed for tho Republican
Convention, and tho first opportunity for tho
public to view tho interior arrangements will
bo given 011 the occasion of this concert.
Tho souvenir will contain tho names of all
tho delegates to the Convention, names of tho
National Republican Committeo, and tho Busi
ness Men's Loague.
Ono of tho numbers will be a grand pre
sentation of tho salute to tho flag by a host of
children from tho public schools. A grand
union of hands will furnish another number.
The eutiro program will bo from best talent
obtainable. Bell Seaman, Secretary.
NURSES ADDRRSSES WANTED.
Pearl K. Hall, Adjutant of Post 205, Van
Wert, Iowa. ask3 through National Head
quarters, W.R.C., L. A. Turner, National
President, Boston, Mass., for tho names and
addresses of Army Nurses who serrcd under
Mrs, Dorothea Dix in tho hospitals of George
town, D. C, tho latter part of August and Sep-
Tho names of tho Nurses Burko or Bull, who
tended a bov with fever six weeks, aro es-
, . ...
Address the inquirer as above, Lock Box 23,
Van Wert, Iowa.
COLORADO AND "WYOMING".
Department President Anna B. Holliday. of
Colorado aud Wyoming, W.R.C., made a telling
official report to Department Eucampmciit,
G.A.R., through Department Commander N. J.
O'Brien, from which 13 tho following creditable
Cash expenditures for relief. $1,675.16; ad
ditional relief, 1,587.80 ; total, $3,262.86. Con
trihu lions to Soldiers' Home, $395.50; Mem
orial Day iu tho South, $52.2.1. Grand total,
Cash oxjionditu res for rcliof, $3,337.91 ; relief
other than money, $3,739.95; turned over to
"Posts. $1,126.56; total, $3,-133.18. Members as
sisted, 231 ; soldiers assisted, 193; total, 727.
An inspection of tbo report of Department
Treasurer Winona Crislor shows "that donations
woro made on behalf of the Indiana Soldiers'
Homo fund, Southern Momorial Day, Indiana
Orphans Homo Christmas, and JUinmc bnxon,
or ppecial reliof fund. Oflicor3 for 1896-97
Tho roster of Colorado and Wyoming num
bers 42 Corps, with a membership of 1,426, ex
penditures for relief and kindred funds being
$3,710.71. It will thus bo seen that these
Corps, besides general expenditures, havo given
an averago sum of $170 -each. On tho same
ratio of giving- por capita, tho 1,426 members
gavu each tho sum of $'2.C2.
Take some of tho largest Departments, and
it will bo seen that whilo tho aggregate sum
expended for relief overshadows tho work so
grandly dotio in tbo Bnckics, yet the ratio of
giving is much less. Judged from this stand
point, Colorado and Wyoming arc manifestly
tho banner Department as far as heard from,
and may well bo proud aud happy in their
Perhaps the key to this success may bo found
in tho following lines, which clo3e tho report
of the Department Presidout, and show how
tho Grand Army stands iu relation to its faith
"To you, and tho comrade? throughout tho
Department, I wish to express my thanks for
the many courtesies received, and for tho ap
preciation shown for our work.
"It is but proper that the Woman's Belief
Corps should feel a just pride in being your
only recognized auxiliary. It was at your re
quest, and by your assistance, that we wero
organized, and wo realizo that wo aro banded
together to help you.
"As in the past wo havo ondeavored to sorvo
you, so in the future wo stand ready to do our
duty toward tho Union veterans aud their de
pendent one?, toward tho Grand Army of tho
Bepublic, our country, and its flag.
" Long may Old Glory float over this great
and glorious Nation of which you aro tho de
fenders, and may you bo spared many years to
touch elbows iu tho ranks of the grandest army
ever known the Grand Army of tho Republic."
DEPARTMENT OF RHODE ISLAND.
Past Department President E. F. Fish writes
that the Corps of Bhode Island never made so
extensivo arrangements for Momorial Dhv as
this year. Memorial offerings in memory of
the unknown dead were general; many Corps
served collations for tho votorans.
Corps accompanied Posts on Memorial Sun
day; Department President Julia P. Nason,
aud other Department oflicor.-', accompanying
Slocum Post to Chestnut street M. E. Church,
Tower Corps, 1, Pawtuckot, orccted a tempo
rary monument to tho unknown dead, decorat
ing with laurel wreaths and floral emblems,
of numerous designs. It is hoped this will
suggest a permanent monument to tho patriotic
citizens of Pawtuckot in memory of tho men
who saved the Union and the Hug.
At tho aoldiors' lot, Mineral Spring Comotery,
the children of tho public schools sang the
Memorial songs, and tho exorcises wero varied
by 11 poem, "Our Unknown Doad," by Mrd.
Slocum Corps, 6, visited tho Soldiers' Home,
Bristol, and gavo the veterans a basket picnic,
followed by an entertainment of songs and
recitations, which made many hearts glad.
Babbitt Corps, lO.Tepurtsa successful poverty
party, and an equally successtul basket party.
Ballon Corp?, 5, Central Falls, continues to
do excellent work for their Post. A number
of representative wotneu havo taken up mem
bership in Corps 5.
i)i:rARTMi:NT of Massachusetts.
Miss Mary Elliot, who lor years has been tho
faithful and ulliciont Departmout Secretary of
Massachusetts, ha3 .boon tendered a compli
mentary reception by Willard C. Kinsley Corps,
Somorville, of which alio was first President.
Committees from Corps 171, Asliburiiham,
appointed by Presidout Merritt, visited all the
schools of tho town, May 29, and participated
iu Memorial services.
Past National President Sarah E. Fuller, now
Dopartmeut Treasurer, Department President
Bingham, and other Department oiliccrs at
tended tho District exemplifications at Box
bury, representatives of 12 Corps present.
Corp3 75, Lowell, had an outing to tho homo
stead of John G. Whittier: Corps -IS, Colrain,a
May festival and flag-drill by tho children;
and Corps 71, Plainville, presented a May
basket to tho Post, which, uudor a mass of
fruits, flowers and confections, had a full set of
Past Department President Mary G. Deano
has tho sympathies of all iu tho sudden death
or her sister, wife of Capt. R. G. Shaw, Com
mandant of Fort Hamilton, N. Y.
Department Secretary Mary E. Elliot will
deliver the Memorial Day address at Holstoin,
by invitation flf the Post.
A National Momorial Association has been
formed in Boston, with tho purpose of preserv
ing historic sitos and marking them with ap
propriate tablots. It is proposed to begin by
placing a bronze tablet 011 the face of the tower
of Park stroet church, whoro "My Country, 'tis
of Thee" was first sung, July 4, 1932, bearing
on tho face tho score and words of tho National
anthem, flunked on ouo side by Samuel F.
Sraitb, writer of the anthem, and on the other
by Lowell Mason, who set it to music.
Nover before have Massachusetts Corps been
more activo in tho work .of Msmorial Day.
Tub Relief Corps of CamDtTdxe. which nn
vniled a momorial nrn. inscribod "To the Un
known Dead," May 21, and tho motto "Who
they wero nono know, what they wero all
knew," made it a, mass of floral beauty on
Corps 13, Norwell,. provided dinner for tho
Post, and decoratod an urn in memory of tho
unknown dead in Washington Street Ceme
tery, and tho cenotaph in Asiinippi Cemetery.
Memorial Day morniti?, an emblem pre
sented by Corps 40, of Everett, to the Pot was
dedicated by tho school children, under direc
tion of tho Committeo on Patriotic Teaching.
Tho emblem wa3 then takon by tho Post to tho
ccmotery and deposited in memory of tho un
known doad. Tho Post carried a fino naval
flag, gift of the Corps.
AtStonoham the dchool children co-opcratac!
with the Corps in collecting and placing me
morial flowon in memory of the unknown
Dahlgren Corp, South Boston, had a service
in memory of tho nnkown dead at tho um
placed by them two years ago iu Euicr30ti street
Corps 42, Ipswich, decorated tho soldiers'
monument and served dinner to tho Post and
school children participating in Memorial Day
Fletcher V0b5t0r Corps, Brockton, served a
dinner or 500 comrades and others in the
parade. In tho cvonitig they held a service in
memory of tho unknown dead.
Each member of Veteran Corns. Rcadinir.
deposited a floral offering on tho soldiers'
monument in memory of the unknown dead.
DEPARTMENT OF IOWA.
Eloanor L. Gib3on, of Iowa, reports fonr
Corps instituted" last year in Iowa. Of tho fail
ure of tho Legislatura to make an appropriation
of money for the Old People's Building at tho
Iowa Soldiers' Home, Marshalltowu, Depart
ment President Grillith is reported as saying:
"No appropriation forourOld People's Build
ing, and 50 old couples knocking for admittance.
O, 8istor3 of Iowa W.R.C., could yon each be
aroused to Bee and feel the great need of this
building as thoioof us do who havo taken timo
to investigate, who havo given to it so much
thought, you would riso. up aj ouo woman to
day and say:
"'Tho Old PeopU's Building shall bo placed
there. If tho Stato of Iowa dots not do it, tho
W.R.C. of Jowa will. These 50 old couples shall
bo cared for, and shall not be separated one
from tho other in their declining years. Do.I
hear the word? Do yonr hearts respond?
Will you redeem tho pledge wo have made to
care for thcao dopendent one3? Will wo orect
a building thero aud make the last days of
these old people froo from want aud care?'
"Yes, my sistere; my faith is great. I have
tested yon, 1 have tried yon, I have not fonod
I ........ T , .
Fou wmiim. j.et us piaco as oar memorial
for 189Ban Old People's Building on the Sol-
diers' Homo ground at Marahalltowu. Do not
say wa cannot. What can not over 8,000 loyal
women do when convinced it is a duty? "
Following in the footsteps of the reccut De
partment Convention of Kansas, the 13th
Department Convention of Iowa adopted a
resolution condemning the tendency to make
a holiday of Memorial Day, and desiring mem
bers of the Order to use all tho influence pos
sible to do away with ball games, bicycle
rantches, etc., devoting the day to tho memory
of our heroic dead, and cxcrcise3 which will
tend to revere their matchless sacrifices.
Copies of tho resolution havo been sent to
many of the leading papers of tho Stato, and it
is the desire of the Order that tho attention of
the public may be called to this serious matter,
believing that in many cases the desecration of
the day arises from thoughtlessness, rather than
from a deliberate wilfulness.
The uuanimous olectipn of Department
President Helen R. Griffeth, and the presenta
tion to hor by her associate officers and Aid3
of a beautiful gold badge, set with a Urge soli
taire diamond, wero expressive of tho confi
dence and esteem iu which this superior ofli
cor is held.
Among other choico souvenirs presented her
wero a sterling-silver -sugar-bowl, creamer,
tray, and butter-knife, all from Department
officers and Aids.
Somo months sinco The National Trih
UNE proseuted in the Relief Corps column a
sketch aud portrait of Iowa's energetic and
efficient Prosidcnr. Should the women of
Iowa continue to follow whero sho leads the
old soldiers and their wives will have the
building called for at the Hdme.
Whon Department President Emma B. AI
rich, of Kansas, on retiring from office, was
presented tho beautiful diamond-studded
gold badge at Convention sho stated that
she probably prized it more highly from the
fact that it will bo to her family an boirloom
or connecting link of fire generations iu the
service of their country.
Following Convention the retiring Depart
ment President tendered a reception to the
heads of the four great patriotic Orders of
Kansas, at her home, 20 miles away. These
wero Col. W. O. Whitney, Department Com
mander, G.A.R.; Julia A. Chase, Department
President, W.R.C.; Grant Harrington. Division
Commaudor, S. of V., aud May Olmstead, Di
vision President, L.A.S.
A pleasant opisodo of Convention wa3 tho
visit of a committee from the Sons of Veterans
Eucampment, of which the two candidates for
Division Commander woro members, ouo of
them being tho son of Department President
Alrich. Tho Department President, loyal to
both, took one on each arm and led them to the
front, saying: "Ladies, these sous are rivals
for their highest office; aud while proud a s a
mother to welcome one who is my own son,
these boys are making a friendly race, in Fra
ternity, Charity, and Loyalty, and I hope you
will tako theso sons for your models in your
ALL ALONG THE LINE.
Tho first General Orders of Department
President Mary A. Sines, of Indiana, is de
voted to a call for observance of Memorial
Tho Federation of Relief Corps of Minne
apolis, nine in number, aro getting much pleas
ure aud profit from monthly meetings. They
will carry tho baunor of patriotism iuto tho
local Council of Women, which embraces S5
societies and associations of that city.
President Ellon M. Was3, of Georgo H.
Thomas Corps, 9, Minneapolis, is an activo
spirit of the federated Corp3 of Minneapolis.
She was a Delegate from Miuuesota to the
Threo thonsand pupils of tho Leavenworth
(Kan.) schools took part iu Vetorans' Flag Day
exercises. May 22, at the Westorn Branch of tho
National Homo for Disabled Volunteer Sol
diers. Department President Manchester, of Butte,
Jlont., was tendered an evening reception by
the W.R.C. which wa3 a magnificent affair
throughout. Thu floral decorations, especially
of tho tables, were beautiful.
The army reminiscences of "Mother" Bick
ordyke, compiled by Julia A. Cjiase, present
Department President of Kansas, havo been
published in book form and maybe ordered
from Department Treasurer Lawrence, W.R.C.
Headquarters, Hiawatha, Kan. Price $1.
Leo Davis, Shelby, Bolivar Co., Misj.. writes
that the number of his Po3t is No. 2, and of
the Relief Corps, No. 16, and ho thinks the
iiumbors should be the same. It would bo de
sirable, but as tho Relief Corps, like the Poat,
are numbered in tho order of their institution,
except when vacant numbers aro taken, thero
seems no way to bring this about.
Department President Alida Rule, of Tennes
see, in her Memorial Day order, says that in
tho National Cemeteries within tho borders of
Teunesseo rest 57,179 Union soldiers, and tho
uumber is greatly increased by thoso restiug
in other cemeteries.
Kate E. Eunyan, Corps Corrospondont, re
ports Thos. W. Sweeney Corps, S3, Burrington,
III., progressing finely uudor tho leadership of
Miss Robio Brock way, President. They served
their customary free dinner to nil Union sol
diers on Memorial Day.
Past Department President Mary A. Morgan,
enumerating tho advantages of Roliof Corps
membership, in her Department of tbo Ne
braska Vtterun, says: "Our Order has done
much for thu development of tho business fac
ulties in woinon ; has shown her her own
ability aud taught hor sulf-roliauco and self
dopoudouce. It Bus strengthened tho diffident
aud given a stronger bond of sisterhood to all,
whilo tho grand objects of our Order havo
been and over will bo ennobling and inspiring
to all who unite with us in tho W.R.U."
Drtuikennesft is a Disease.
"Will oenil free Buuk of Particulars. ITow to
Cure "Drunkenness or iba Liquor llnbit" with or
without tho knowledge of the patient. Address
Dr. J. Yf. liaiues, 187 ltac St., Cincinnati, Ohio.
SONS OF VETERANS.
News from Various Divisions Elec
tion of Officers, e(c.
Tho following is tho official list of Division
oflicors olected at tho Denver Eacampment:
Com.. A. C. Patton, Greeley; 9. V.C.. II. C.
Luther. Donver; J.V. C. F. H. Dunnington,
Colorado Snrin ?S. Divminn Pnnnoil u n.
j.Dodc. Bonldcr; S. U. Wallace, Donver; A. S.
rticrvee, rort Collins. Delogato-at-large, R. Ev
Hauna, New Windsor; Altarnato-at-large, P,
H. Lrmbsck, Douter; Dcicgalo, H. C. Dodge;
Boulder; Alternate, R. W. Hawley, Fort Col
Division Commander Patton has appointed
tho following staff; Snrr f? 'RT.n.ni TUn-
vcr; Chap., E. S. Clapo, Canyon City ; Adj't, K.
L. Hanna. New Windsor ; Ins., L. S. Day, BonU
der; M. O.. II. A. Abbey, Grand Junction ; J. A,
Myron y. Law is, Loadvillc.
The 14th annua! Encampment of iho IHinoij
Division wm convened at Masonic Temple,
Chicago, .May 20, by Division Commander
Frank L. Shcpard, Tlio attendance was largo.
Tho first day's session was devoted mainly to
tho appointment of tho various comnmtoeB
and reading of reports of Division offcors. A
Campfire and reception in tho evening was at
tended by .1 number of comrades and brothers
of the G.AJLand Sons of Vetorans. Among
tho prominent speakers nero Commander-in-Chief
L X. Walker, Department Commander
J D- Uoehrnn, Department President of tho
W.L.C. McAuley, Division CommanderShepard,
and ex-Mayor Webster Davis, of Kansas City.
Mo. Tho most important bnsiucjs of the ses
sion of the 21st was the election of officers,
which resulted: Division Com., W. G. Dustin,
Dwight Camp, 270; S. V. C, C. H. Nichols,
Chicago. Camp 200; J. V. C. W. M. Perry,
Elizabeth Camn. 43. DivUinn Pnnn.,i n v
Campbell. Lincoln Camp. 103; Goo. German
aurora un.p, zi ; w. ;. gnydor, Kankakea
Camp 01. Delegate-at-Large, Frank Coffin
berry, Camp 1, Chicago. Delegates, C. J. Tia
dall Camp 6; Jos. C. Grimes, Camp 4; J. B.
Tiddcrs, Camp 315.
Mansfield Camp, 2, Hagerstown, 3rd., haa
been mustered with 2S charter members.
Division Commander Frank O. Petersoa
makes special mention of the following Camps
for promptness in forwarding reports for quar
ter ending March 31 : James A. Garfield, 1. Bal
timore, Md.; Birney, 11, Unionville, Md.;
Abrams, 13, North East. Md.; Farragnt, 22
Baltimore, Md.; Col. Emory Upton, 27. Annao
lis Md.; Guy, 32, Baltimore, Md.; Georgo H.
Thomas, 31, Washington, D. C; Gen. Edgar
Allan, 19, Richmond, Va.
Franz Sigel Camp, 44, was ronatored at St;
Charies the other evening by Assistant Division
Mastering Officer E. E.Schoenmg,of St. Lon:s.
.Many comrades of GatzweiJor Post, 551, wera
present Officers-CapL. J. Binge, jr.; First
Lient., Frank Pa'IIardy; Second Lieut., B. F.
Brun3; Camp Council. W. F. Bloebanm, Geo.
L. Anderson, P. Barrels; Chap.. J. W. Brans;
First Scrz't. J. C. Andon o y s Tu tt
Moeller; S. of G., Wrn. D. Rooney ; Princinal
Masiciau, Harry U. Eummel; C. of G.. H. J.
Linnebur; C. G., Charles Stein ; P. G., Joha IT.
The Vermont Division is onco more coming
to the front. Three new Camp3 havo been
mustered at Wilmington, Olcotr. and Eaa6
Fairfield. Prospects aro very favorablo for
new Camps at 31ontpelior, Windsor, Cheater,
Bethel, Fairfax, and Rutland, the applications'
already being in the hands of the Division
Commander. Tho highest poiut in membor
ship ever reached in tho Division wis 1,503,
June 30, 1S92; since then the Division has loss
members, aud Dec. 31, 1S95, there wero 920
members in good standing; March 31,1396,
there were 97d members, showing an increase
of 5S. Prospects are that thero will bo at laasC
1,200 in good standing June 30, 1896.
The 14th anutial Encampment will bo held
at Manchester Center, July 1 and 2. It prom
ises to bo one of the largest ovor held in this
An effort is being made to have one of tho
best Camps work tho Third-degroo Ritual July
1, and an invitation has already been extended
to Camp 83. Huutington, to exemplify tha
Camp 83, Huntington, scored tho highest of
any Camp in Vermont at the last inspection,
and now is tho raukiug Camp of the Vermont
Tho Division is now on a firm basis. All of
this ha3 been accomplished by hard work on
tho part of Commander Monahan and his staff.
A roster of tho Division has just boon issnad,
which coutains 371 names. It is one of tha
best ever issued by a Division. It contains
photographs of tho Commander and staff, and
considerable information relative to the Order.
LADIES' AID SOCIETY.
An Interesting; Letter from National Tice
Editor National Tribune: A3 tho timo
approaches for the annual obsorvanco of Memo
rial Dy. the Ladfes' Aid Society can, by its
earnest, zealous labors for tho proper observance
of tho day. disapprove of overthing which tends
to make a "desecration day" of that whioh
has been set aside by a grateful Nation as tho
ono day of tho year when a patriotic, loyal
people shall do honor to tho memory of tho
Nation's noble dead, who offered their lives
for the union of our beloved country. It is
to the Sons of Veterans and their auxiliary,
the Ladies' Aid Society, that this sacred duty
will be intrusted. Work now with tho Grand
Army, and learn from them how they would
have us perpetuate that which to them is
tho holy of holios, their own "Memorial,"
From tho Atlantic to tho Pacific, from the greati
Lakes to the Gulf, lot every low green tent bo
marked with a littlo starry banner, aud flowers
brighten the covering which nature furnishes.
Gather flowers and assist the comrades in tben
work. Do not forget the many thousands who
sleep 110 man knows where, graves unmarked
except by him who notes the sparrow's fall.
Thousands of the "Unknown " lie on Southern
ground, and should not be forgotten. Remem
ber what these bravo men lef5 for yon aa
heritage of au undivided, frco country.
"One heart, ono hope, one destiny.
And one rlair from sea to sen."
Tho Toledo (O.) societios will join Forsyth
Corps in their beautiful service for tho "Un
known Dead." Tho prosperity of the G.A.R.,
W.R.C., S. of V., and L.A.S. is duo no doubt to
the fact that they all work 111 union, ouo com
mon cause joins them iu a brotherhood, and
"in union thore is strength' is the secret of
The Waverly (N. Y.) Society recently gavo
a successful Pau-cnko Social, which added
quito a sum to its treasury.
The Roxborough (Pa.) Society presented it3
Camp with a beautiful silk Aug on its anni
versary, Mrs. Sadio B. McGeo making the pre
EJith M. Hains, Correspondent from Illinois!
Division, sends tho following items: On April
25 Aid 23, of East St. Louis, 111., celebrated its
sixth anniversary with an Ico Cream Social.
Aid 2, of St. Louis, together with Admiral Por
ter Camp, attended. Society 23, although it
has no S. of V. Camp, is in a flourishing con
dition, and everything undertaken by It is a
Last January a Ladies' Aid Society was or
ganized at Princeton, 111., and now liasC4 mem
bers. A Box Party, given with Camp, and a
Social, given with G.A.R., W.R.C., and S.of V.,
have helped tho Aid. Tho Society lately pre
sented its Camp with a bountiful flas:. Kat
O. RaYNOR, National Vice-President, Toledo
"What every ninn and woman needs in the Spring
is Hood's Sarsuparilhi. It kecpa tho blood pure.
Martha. "Washington Circle, Massachusetts'.
Editor N.TioNAi.TKinoNK: Martha Wash
ington Circle, Ladies of the G.A.R., has com
pleted arrangements for its fourth annivarsary
to bo hold in Cadet Hall, Lynn, Mass., Friday,
June 12, to which all Circles havo boon invited.
Invitations have also been extended to Dopart
meut ofiicers, and special invitation to tho Na
tional President, Mrs. Cutherino E. Hirst, of
Louisville, Ky.. to whom a reception will bo
tendered. She will bo tho guest of tho Depart
ment Prosidcut, Mrs. Martha F. Gilmore, of
Lynn. All mombow should avail therasalvos
of tho opportunity of meeting the National
President. L. E. Leujia.v, Department Cor
responding Socrotary, Ladias of tho G.A.B.