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HEADGLUAHl EPS BULL.ETIN.
Ojhclnl Amionncemcnt or tlio DenUli or Gen,
OTEA-ftQ'r.s Gr.AND akmy orTHK KnrunT.Tc, 1
IxniAXAroLis, Ind.-. May 25. 189G. I
Ceneral Orders. No. 10.
I. Gen. Lucius Fnircltild, Past Commander-in-Chief
of the Grand Army or tlio Republic,
dicil r,t his liorao in Madison, Wis., Saturday,
May 23, 1SDG. .
A Ration mourns liis loss, but ho is enshrined
In tho hearts of his comrades.
licpresentativc. private, Captain, Colonel,
Brigadier-General, Secretary of State, tlireo
limes Governor of Ins State, United States Con
Bui at Liverpool, Consul-Gcneral at Paris, Min
ister to Spain, Commander-in-Chief of tho
Gratia Army or tho Republic, Commander-in-Chief
of the Loyal Legion; these positions
mark the lino of his march in his career, hut it
"is rather as au honored member of our Order,
and as tho puro and gentle patriot, the light of
the Campfiro. lifo of tho tho Post-room, tho
plory of tho Encampment, that ho will hold
tho warmest place in our hearts, aud will over
1)0 to us tho endeared and cherished comrade.
II. Tho proscribed badge of mourning will
to worn by ofliccrs when on duty for a period
of 30 days" from the receipt of this older, as a
token of respect to tho momory of Comrade
Bvcommand of I. K. WAXKEit, Commander-'ta-Chief.
Iitvix Bobbins, Adjutant-General.
Information of Importance Kegarding; tho
UEABQTjrABTnBS ClTIZEXs' COMMITTEE, EN- j
dicott Building, St. Paul. j
In erder to more faliy and quickly reply to
inquiries relating to tho 30th .National Encamp
ment, G.A.R., to bo held in St. Paul during the
first week in September next, tho following
general information has been grouped at this
time. Tho more completo information circu
lars will be prepared and distributed as necessity
requires, beginning at a later date.
Special information pertaining to each de
partment of tho Encampment may bo obtained
by addressing tho various Chairmen named
herein or on application? to tho General Secre
tary. Edwin C. Mason, TJ. S. A., President
John S. Pinney, General Secretary.
General Hcadquartcis of tho Citizens' Com
mittees having in chargo the 30tii National
Encampment, G.A.K., are located in tho Eudi
cott Building, where all mail 6bould bo ad
dressed. The Chairmen of the various com
mittees arc as follows:
President Gen. Edwin C. Mason, T7. S. A.,
614. Endicott Building.
General Secretary John S. Pinney, 51G En
Chairman Finance Committee Albert Schef
fcr. AlJcniaunia Bank.
Chairman Transportation Committee M. D.
'FJtfwer. 428 Ashland Avcnuo.
Chairman Badges Committee E. O. Zimmer
man, 3a Minnesota streot.
Chairman Invitation and Reception Commit
tee A. E. McGill, St. Anthony Park.
Chairman Halls and Campfircs Committee
I. L. Mahan 33J East Fifth street.
Chairman Accommodations Committee C.
W. Horr, 520 Endicott Building.
Chairman Amusements Committee John
- Espy, 133 EaFt T. fth street.
Chairman Printing Committee W. C. Hor
riick. Pioneer Press Co.
Chairman Press Committee Henry A. Castle,
112 Western Avenue.
Chairman Parade and Review Committee
Chas. I). Kerr, 184 Summit Ave.
Chairman Decorations and Illuminations
Committee W. G. Strickland, 141 Endicott
A read o.
Chairman Rcnnions and Naval Associations
Committee Fred Richter, 459 Webster Ave
Chairman County Displays Committee W.
i. roomer. Great .Northern Building.
President Ladies' Committee M;
Irs. R. M.
JNcwport, 217 Summit Avenne.
The question of railway rates to the Encamp
ment has been settled by the Western Passen
ger Association giving the one-ccnt-a-mile rate
and tfie usual limitation, and the St. Paul
Transportation Committee feels confident that
satisfactory rates will be allowed by all passen
ger associations. Definito information and re
port upon this matter will bo forthcoming
The Soo Line (Minneapolis, St Paul & Sault
Eto Marie Railway), which is not a. member of
ny passengo association, has allowed a rate of
no cent per mile, with 30-day limit.
Veterans will be provided with free quarters
In tho Bchool-buildings. Cots or mattresses
ttiII be furnished in these free quarters, but no
blankets. Hotel rates will not be changed,
and will vary from $1 to $5 per day. The Ac
commodations Committee will furnish a list of
hotels and boarding-houses oh request Early
and deDuite information is desired as to the
number of comrades from each Department
-who will expect froeljuarters during the En
campment The Accommodations Committee
can suitably provide for all, but there should
be no dolay in applying.
A veterans' camp will bo established at Uni
versity Avenne and St Albans btreet, near four
lines of Btrect-cars. It will be equipped with
water-service and other conveniences, and trood
meals will be served at reasonable rates. Space
will be provined adjacent to tho veterans'
camp for those who desire to bring tents, etc.,
jor private camping-parties.
Alr.C. W. Horr is Chairman of tho Accom
modations Committee, and Joe L. Brigham is
Secretary. Their mail addrces is Room 520,
National Headquarters will he at Hotel
Eyaii, corner Robert and Sixth streets
The following Departments have secured
Headquarters: Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Penn
sylvania, Michigan, Massachusetts, New York,
Vermont Florida, Missouri, Rhode Islaud,
Kentucky, Wyoming, Colorado, New Hamp
elnrc. Applications for Department Head
quarters receive prompt attention by the Ac
Mrs. R. M. Newport is President of the La
dies Committee. Ladies Headquarters aro lo
cated in the large mansion overlooking tho
cilj. corner Summit and Dayton Avenues.
Jr uute ,of tbe G'A;IJ- Parade Sc1- 2 is
fixed. It embraces portions of tho best resi
denco and business Etreots, is less than two
miles long, all down grade, on aBphalt pavo
jueuts, and free from street-car tracks except
At two or three street-crossings. Divisions
will form on shaded residence streets.
ear-AdmIral AJIoi. Will He rrcicnted for
"Gmtob. National Tjiibd.vb: For the first
time the havanetcrans will prcbent a candi
late for Commander-in-Chief of tho GAR.
The man chosen to represent their interests is
IVancis U. Allon, of Hartford, Conn.
Shipmate Allen was until recently Rear
Admiral of tho National Veteran Association,
and a Past Commander of tho Connecticut
Jsaval A etoran Association; also a member of
the Military Order of tho Loyal Legion, Vice
President of the Army and Navy Club of Con
necticut, and a member of Robert O. Tyler Post
GO, of Connecticut. '
Shipmate Allen is pn re, patriotic, and popu
lar among his associates. Courteous, honest,
and intelligent, possessing all the combined
qualities of a gentleman and comrade. A care-
i C.5o ")S!n dcVC 0,,s tho Uct tua t"o aro
about 20,000 naval veterans in the Order, and
wc believe our army comrades arc willinc to
honor one of their number when a capable
competent candidate is presented '
Ifebume of service of Francis B. Allen, Engi
neer Corps. Laited States Navy- 18C U
gunboat Po.t Royal, Potomac, James;' A ppo"
mattor, Chickahominy Rivers- 16C3 "U
Ruiiboat Port Royal. East Gulf Squadron ; l'sct
Snr it" Lat V,n, KV'.Wo8t Gulf Squadron
180(5, U.S. ironclad ram Dictator, North Atlan
tic Squadron; 16G5and JS07. special duty. Nov.
C 7 nol ,W .ks' ?ew York? 16GS- U- g- AK
fihip DeSota, West India Squadron. William
Bimmonp, Past Commander Naval Veteran
Post, 400. Department of Pennsylvania, Inde
pendence Hall, Philadelphia.
ThcToHowing is an official list of the Depart
ment officers chosen at the annual Encamp
ment of this Department hold at South Bend,
May 13 and 14: Com., Henry M. Cay lor, No
blcsvillo; S.V.C., Elmer Crockett South Bend ;
J. V. C, John E. Harrison, Converse; Modical
Director, John H. Rorick, Lagrange; Chap.-,
R. J. Parrett, Frankfort Council of Admin
istration, R. S. Kobertson, Ft Wayno; Bonja
min Starr, Richmond; H. B. Snyder, Indian
apolis; C. B. Brodcrick, Elkhart; John W. Se
Over 2.500 veterans attended the Department
Encampment at Cbamberaburg Inst wock.
During Wednesday's parade fully 1,500 were in
line and marched. A lively contest was waged
for tho oQico of Department Commander, for
which the candidates were Judco Alfred Darte,
of Wilkesbarre, and James B. Denwcrth. Tho
former was elected by a vote of 4S0 to 330. At
tho meeting of tho Encampment Thursday
morning Chief of Staff It P. Scott, of Post 105,
on behalf of iho Aids on the stuff, presented
Commander Cummings with a rich gold Past
Department Commander's badge. The amend
ment offered by Comrades Vanderslico and
Hicks to select National Delegates by districts
was negatived. Col. Sample's minority report
on the same subject was also defeated by a vote
of 2-15 to 252. A resolution was adopted to refer
the subject back to a committco of five. Gen.
J. P. S. Gobin made the report for the Commit
tco on Resolutions, which recommended that
tho National Encampment change tho regula
tions so that by a two-thirds vote of each Post
-Is members can bo exonerated from tho pay
ment of dues becauso of inability, and the per
capita tax on such members can bo released.
Upon all G.A.R. occasions tho badgo of tho
Order shall be tho only ono worn. A resolu
tion to change Memorial Day to tho first Sun
day in June was not agreed to. A resolution
to tho effect that it is the sense of the body that
tho sale of intoxicating liquors on Memorial
Day should bo prohibited by legislation was
adopted. Commander-elect Darto mado an ad
dress, and representatives from tho Ladies
G.A.R. and Relief Corps woro introduced, and
spoko. The election of other officers was then
taken up, and resulted; S. V. C, W. II. H.
Mackcy, of Chamhorsburg; J. V. C, Frank 11.
Button, Corry ; Chap., John Sayres, Philadel
phia; Medical Director, J. G. Sloan. Mononga
hela. Council of Administration, Win. J. Ray,
Henry Y. Yohn, Win. J. Patterson, Harvey
Miller, and Geo. H. Laut Thirty-eight dele
gates were elected to tho National Encamp
ment, after which tho newly-clectcd ofliccrs
were installed. Tho Encampment then ad
journed. WASHINGTON AND ALASKA.-
The 14th annual Encampment of this De
partment will be held at Tacoma, June 16.
Department Headquarters will be at tho Hotel
"Don't Touacco-Snit or Smoke Tour
Name of tho little book just received tells
about Kotobac, the wonderful, harmless, eco
nomical euro for chewing, smoking, cigaret, or
snuff habit You run no physical or financial
risk, for Kotobac is absolutely guaranteed to
cure or money refunded. Your druggist's got
it or will get it Write for the book mailod
free. Tub Step.ltng Remedy Co., Box 3. In
diana Mineral Springs, lud. Agents wanted.
Annnal Convention "W5U Be Held In 'ow
TTlT t VirtTT 1 Tf vTe V a ttav I A ceftrT a r'Trt?
Naval Veterans, U. S. of A.,
227 Division AvNue, Brooklyn, N. Y.,
Juno 4, 1E9G.
General Orders, 6.
The 11th annual Convention will bo held in
New York City, commencing July 4. Ship
mates will arrive in time to be in the parade,
which will tako place on tho morning of
Webster Hall, 119 to 123 East Eleventh
street, between Third aud Fourth avenues,
will be our HeadqnarterB duringvtbc Conven
tion from tho 4ili till tho Ctlu Ample ac
commodations will bo made for tho business of
tho Convention, and also for tho Convention of
tbe Ladies Naval Veteran Association.
Hotel accommodations can bo secured by
communicating with Shipmate Commander
Bernard Callaghan, 332 Degraw street, Brook
Convention will meet Monday, July G, at 10
a. m., for business, aud continue till 4 p. m.,
except the honr of 12 till 1 for lunch. The
Dog Watch will be held Monday evening at
8 o'clock. Tuesday morning, July 7, at 10
o'clock, the Convention will reconvene, and
continue its sessions till its business is com
pleted. Tho installation of oflicers-clect will
take place Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock. Our
"Mascot," Miss Daisy I. Tittle, will recite at
tho " Dog Watch."
I desire to call attention to the indefatigable
labors of Capt John B. Wirt, of tho Black
Hawk Association of Indiauapolifl, and of
Capt Wm. F. Van Houton, of tho Boggs Asso
ciation, of Newark. After much labor they
have gained for tbo Navl Veterans1 rightful
recognition in quarters where heretofore this
was not given. The Gideon Wells Association,
of New Haven, the Farragut Association, of
Boston, tho Mary laud Naval Veteran Associa
tion, of Baltimore, and the Farragut Associa
tion, of Providence, have likewise by their
efforts secured for us a placo and position as
veterans in municipal and othor quarters
hitherto den'ed us. Fraternally yours,
W. E. Jacobs, Captain and Chief of Staff.
Official: Frederick E. Haskins, Captain
aud National Secretary.
Reduced Kales to Wnhhlnton.
Tho Young People's Society of Christian
Endeavor will hold their Annual Meeting in
Washington, D. C, July 7 to 13.
For this occasion tho B. & O. R. R. Co. will
sell tickets from all points on its lino East of
tho Ohio River to Washington at ono single
faro for the rouud trip, July 6 to 8. inclusive,
valid for return passage until July 15, inclusive,
with tho privilege of an additional extension
uutil July 31 by depositing tickets with Joint
Agent at Washington.
Tickets will also bo on sale at stations of all
Delegates should not lose sight of tho fact
that all B. & O. trains run via Washington.
A Irftig-T.ohtSuIrt!Gr T"ound.
On FcT). L, I8G5, Henry Menke resided
with his family at Richmond. About the
lOth of the month lie volunteered in Co. C,
147th Ind. for a term of one year and was in
the service about nine months. He received
quite an amount of bounty money. On
being discharged he returned home and re
mained there a Bhort time. A little over
27 years ago he finally disappeared aud
nothing, could be learned of his whereabouts.
His children are all grown up and his wife
is old and decrepit. A year or so ago bis
relatives concluded that he was probably
dead and that his widow ought to have a
pension. The matter wan put in the hands
of Sol Meredith Post, G.A.R., to investigate
and an advertisement asking information
about him was inserted in the G.A.R. press
and in a metropolitan daily, but it elicited
no information. Acting on the presumption
that her husband was dead Mrs. Menke ap
plied for a pension as his widow. About
the lime that her application was filed
another was filed by Henry Menke himself.
The Pension Office piomptly notified Mrs.
Menke of this facL As a result the homo of
tho long-miHfiiug husband baa been dis
covered. He is on a farm near a little town
in northern Michigan. One of hiss tona
Avrote the Postmaster in regard to him and
received a letter from his long-lost father.
Reduced ItatcH to Cumberland.
Tho Firemen's Association of Maryland will
meet in Cumberland Juno 10 to 12.
For this occasion tho B. & O. R. R. Co. will
sell rouud trip tickets to Cumberland ut n faro
and a third for the round trip from Pittsburg,
Uniontown, Frederick, Hagerstown, Baltimore,
Annapolis and from all Ticket Stations on its
lines inMarylajd, District of Columbia ami
Virginia, for all tiaius of. June 9 to 12, valid
for return jmssugt uutil Juno 13th ,
P6st, 17, Itogera Com., W. H. Satin der;
r. C.;T6tin.Ritter; J. V. a. S. C. Scolloy;
p., Milou Hobart; Adj't, A. B. Doeschcr.
THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTblf. D; ft." THURSDAY, JUNE 11. 1S96:
THE RELIEF OT&
'Gleanings from National H&dqnar
ters Notes from DeriaflmentSi
A Few Selected lllossoms That Bloomed for
Tho Department of Potomac, W.R.C., Anna
W. Johnson, Department President, served a
generous lunch at Arlington Comotory for tho
soldiers decorating before their woary return
trip to the city.
Tho Friday precedinc Memorial Day, accord
ing to custom, members of tho Department
sought out and decorated tho craves of de
ceased members, devoting Memorial Day
wholly to tho soldier dead.
Ry regular assignment of Col. Sweet, Chair
man of Arlington Decorations, tho Relief Corps
committees decorated Sheridan's tomb, tho
tomb to the unknown dead, a portion of the
oflicors' section, and sections F, E, A, and B.
Exorcises at tho tomb to tho unknown dead
wero most impressive, Mrs. Susio McCabe in
chargo, assisted by tho Department oflicors
and Past Department Presidents Hendricks,
Cowling, and Hamilton. Past National presi
dent E. Florence Barker participated in tho
exercises of tho day at Arlington.
Tbo Soldiers' Homo Cemetery, Congressional
Cemetery. Joh A. Lonan's tomb. Insane
Asylum Cemetery, Graccland, and Mount
Olivet wero each visited by W.R.C. com
mittees bearing beautiful flowers.
The Dopartment of Potomac did nobly in
furnishing flags and flowers not omitting a
contribution to tho National Treasurer to swell
tbo Southern Memorial Day fund.
THE DRUMMKR-BOY SURPRISED.
Past Commander-in-Chief John S. Konntss
was invited to toll tho story of how ho lost Ills
leg at Mission Ridgo to the GOO children of tho
LaGrango street school, Toledo, O., Miss
Jeaunio Brownlco, Principal, who held Me
morial Day exercises tho Friday preceding May
30 in their beautiful new building. Flag
drills, and marching songs, and tbe presenta
tion to tho school of a 20-foot flag by citizens
of the ward were features of tho day.
The su rprise came after Commander Kountz's
talk, which had produced a profound impres
siou upon tho childron. It was tho rocitation,
by four girls, alternating, of Kato Brownlco
Sherwood's poem, "Tho Drummer-boy of Mis
sion Ridge," of which Commander Korfntz is
tho hero. Tho occasion was most dramatic,
and a lasting lesson in patriotism left on tho
minds of tbe children.
Tho flag was presented tho La Grango streot
school on behalf of tho citizens by Past Depart
ment Commander P. 11. Dowling in a most
eloquent and patriotic address, containing a
splendid tribute to the flag for which ho fought
and was desperately wounded.
MEMORIAL DAY IN MICHIGAN'.
Lnrgc numbers of school children wero in tho
Memorial Day parade at Flint.
At Jackson tho Relief Corps served tho sol
diers a collation.
Memorial exercises wero conducted by high
school pupils at Alma Cemetery. Huudrods of
school children were in tho parade.
An interesting feature of Memorial Day at
Ithaca was tho presentation of flags by the Re
lief Corps to tho public schools.
A soldier's monument was unvailed at Mc
nomonce, the only ono in tbo upper peninsula.
Tho children of Owosso sang in tho armory,
drilled by Quackcnbush Corps.
Bands of children helped to decorato tho sol
diers' graves at Pontiac.
Pat National Treasurer Armilla A. Choney
calls attention to a touching little incident of
Memorial Day in Detroit. Barry School children
were arranging floral designs, when two little
children brought an old tin can that contained
only two sprouts from mustard seeds as thoir
contribution. Tho children wore poor, so poor
in fact that the teachers are in tho habit of
bringing eatables to school for them to easo
their hunger. Their grandfather was a soldier
aud was killed in the robclliou. Thoir father
is dead and their mother is consumptive. They
had brought their contribution to be placed on
Bnrae soldier's grave. Tho committco took it,
poor as it was, and carried it to tho Auditorium,
which was a bower of loveliness by reason of
the heaps of flowers. Tho story of tho children
and tbe circumstances mado tho old can and its
contents acceptable, and it was placed with tho
lordlier offerings on sonio soldier's grave.
DEPARTMENT OF CONNF.CTICDT.
Juno 10 was Soldiers' Home Day in Connec
ticut, and the several Corps mado a gala occas
ion for tho veterans of Norotou, carrying with
them lunch, besides permanent supplies of
fruits, jellies, and hospital delicacies for tbo
Connecticut has 10 members of her Depart
ment Committee on Patriotic Teaching, and to
each has been assigned a specified number of
Corps in which to work up tho flag saluto and
introduction of Declaration of Independence
charts aud primers into tho schools.
A dozen Connecticut Corps contributed to
tho Southern Memorial Day fund.
DEPARTMENT OF VERMONT.
Headquarters Departments of Vermont
G.A.R. and W.R.C. will bo nt the Clarendon
Hotel, St Paul.
Baxter Corp", Newport, lost all its effects by
fire; no insurance. Tho Vermont Corps con
tributed $37.50 to the Southern Memorial Day
Tho school of instruction to be hold in St
Johusbury, July 2. will bo attended by Depart
ment rresiuent .louiso rutuam and other ofli
ccrs. Brooks Corps, Montpelier, report, through
Clara H. Fowler, tho purchase and presentation
of nine mounted flags to tbo Union schools of
that placo, and four to St. Michael's parochial
school, to bo used at tho opening exorcisoi in
giving tbo Balch salute, "Wo givo our heads
and out hearts to God and our country; ono
country, one language, one flag." Department
Correspondent H. H. Richardson hopes that
other Corps may follow tht noble example.
Hancock Corps, G9, Montreal, report their
fifth ' At Home." It was held at Templo As
sembly Hall and completo in every particular,
beginning with music and recitations, and em
bracing dancing, with printed programs
Chamberlain Corps, St JohiiHhury, which has
had many favors from the band, has voted $5
to their fund, and also sent $10 to Baxter Corps,
Newport, which lostoverytbing in a recent firo.
Bostwick Corps, 19, Utiderhill, reports con
siderable relief work; also, that tho Corps will
take its turn in supporting Mrs. Palmer, au
Army Nurse, undergoing treatment in a hos
pital. ACTIVE IDA no CORPS.
Villa H. Phalcn, correspondent, reports
Cauby Post, 11, G.A.R., and Can by Relief Corps,
8, W.R.C., Murray. Idaho, working in delight
Canby Post numbers 27 members A. Otto
Commander, A. Aulbach Adjutant and Canby
Corps, 21 members, and moro comiuc, with
Mrs. Mary T. Coulter President and Mrs. S.
L. Iugalls Secretary.
Canby Corps celebrated its first anniversary
Memorial Day by earnest and noblo work in
honor of tho Nation's dead interred in Murray
Cemetery. A now-mado gravo on Easter Day
was that of Frank Roichert, bugler, who died
in Wallace, a neighboring town, and was
brought to Murray by a Canby Post escort and
given a soldier's burial.
At tho funeral of Comrade Roichert, Canby
Corps demonstrated tho honor in which tho
devoted women of that littlo mining city hold
tho Union soldier. Following a magnificent
eulogy by Chaplain Ingalls, of Canity Post, and
tho ceremonies of tho Post, tho Relief Corp3
laid beautiful floral tributes on the gravo.
Mrs. Ingalls placed a wreath symbolizing
thocomrade's crown of immortality; Mrs. Plat-,
tor, lilies, symbolic of his pure life, and Mrs.
Coulter. President, evergreen, in memory of his
country's service. Mis. Ncllio Buckingham
planted a flag on the gravo, telling tho story of
patriotism and self-sacrifico tho siyht of Old
Glory awakens in every heart
DEPARTMENT OF MINNESOTA.
From Bertha M. Allen, Dopartment Press
Correspondent, Minn., comes reports for tho
firnt quarter of 189f, which show tho nros-
perity of tho Department of Minnesota. Thero
persons assisted, 4-15.
An entertainment was given at tho Minne
sota Soldiers' Homo under the auspices of tho
W.R.C. Homo Board, Nettio M. Norton, Chair
man. Tho program was civen bv six olmir
boys from Gethsomano Church, Minneapolis,
under tho direction of Prof. Norming'ton, as- '
aro now 102 Corps in good standiim. with 3.37C
members, anct gain of 72 over last year.
Expended in relief. $730.20: totul number of
sirted.byMiTyF. elocutionist. Tho sol
'diora wefe,"tlelighted 4with tho littlo men. aa
they called the boys, as well as with Miss
Having toen tbo announcement of a Junior
Corps in rbraska, our correspondent says that
Georgo M. Morgan Corps, 4, Minneapolis, has
an auxiliary of young girls; known as tho
"Picket Guards," madoup of daughters of Corps
members, Millio Sutton, President Tho object
of the society is to add to the relief fund of
tho Corps. Tho members range from two and
one-half to 15 years; They meet onco in two
weeks and aro thoroughly in earnest, always
hnvinc a considerable sum of money on hand.
Fourteenth National Convention will bo hold
in tho Sonato Chamber, St Paul. Local com
mittees anticipate a largo attendance.
NEW YORK CONVENTION.
Department Correspondent Helen I. Parker
reports a successful 13th annual Convention,
Department of New York, W.R.C., Prcsidont
Annie P. Cleary in tho chair. Tho address of
tho Dopartment President and roporta of ofli
cors wore indicative of progress aud prosperity
in ovory department of work. '
Convention in a body attendod tho opening
exercises of tho Department Encampmout by
invitation, and were thrilled with the eloquence
of Past Commandor-in-Chiof John Palmer,
Corp'l Tannor, Commander Atkinson and other
A drill by 32 boys, pupils of a school con
nected with an orphan asylum, is pronounced
one of tho best over witnosscd, and tho np
plauso called forth by thoir perfect manuvcra
echoed and re-echoed. A drum corps from tho
samo school also awakened tho admiration of
all who heard aud saw them.
Tuesday oveuing a largely-attended reception
Departmentofficors for 1806-97 follow: Pros.,
Annio P. Cloarv. Rochester; S. V. P., Hester A.
Hewlett, New York City; J. V. P., Mary M.
Puffer, Binghamton ; Treas., Emolino M. Chaf
fee, Syracuse; Chap., Marian C. Coles, Fulton;
Sec Sarah E. Fulton, Rochester; Ins., Miunio
A.Vogce, Rochester; Counselor, Kato E. Jones,
Ilion ; Instituting and Installing Officer, Flor
enco E. Payne, Gouvcrneur; Correspondents,
Helen I. Parker, Gouveruour, and Harriot L.
DEPAnTMENT OF NEW YORK.
Tho consolidated roport, Dopartment of Now
York, for tho first quarter of 1SDG, is aa fol
lows: Members in good standing, 7,514; cash
expended for relief, $1,337.51; relief other
than m on oy, $1,104.74; turned ovor to Posts,
$331.20; number of soldiers assisted, 107;
number in soldiers' families assisted, GU5;
number of members assisted, 8G; number in
members' families assistod, 132; total number
of persons assisted, 1.0S0.
Secretary C. M. Hicks, of tho Reliof Corps of
Groton, N. Y., thinks it rather discouraging to
try to teach patriotism whon tho Government
allows such demonstrations as those attending
thounvailing of a monument to Jeff Davis at
Richmond. She would havo bucIi things
stopped. In tho meantimo keep tbo old flag
flying at the front
Tho correspondent of L. M. Wheeler Corps,
C5, Saratoga Springs, reports a successful year
under tho direction of President Mary A. Fos
miro. Tho presentation of $25 to the Poit aud
a series of Novolty Socials arc worthy of rec
ord. At the last Social tho table was laid in a
very curious manner, and all ablazo with red,
white, and blue.
DEPARTMENT OF OHIO.
Deaii Trihune: Lowis Corps, 29. Xonia,
celebrated thoir ninth anniversary with a
Campfiro, and with music and song a pleasant
evening was enjoyed; $40 rcsultud for sweet
PastDcpartmentTrcasnrcr Jennie S. Wright,
of Troy, has rccontly moved to Dayton. She
will find a hearty 'welcomo among W.R.C.
friends in tho Gem City.
S. A. Gilbert Corp, 233, Jcffersonville, O.,
gave "Tbo District School of Blueberry Cor
ners" to a delighted audience, and ropeatcd
tho entertainment for tho benefit of an unfor
tunate family. This is true charity.
Mitchell Corps, 310, Springfield, enjoyed a
fifth anniversary Campfiro, tableaux, music,
and recitations. A ilettdr of irogret was re
ceived from our soldier-Governor, Asa Bush
A. H. Coleman Corps, 107, Troy, ropleted
thoir treasury by giving aV'Toiu Thumb Wed
ding," all littlo folks, dressed in the costumes
of tho day. This is a novel and popular enter
tainment v, j
Department President. Emma F. Crcssinger
promptly issued bar first General Orders, and
announces Ella Williamson, Ashland, O., De
Jsabello Thomas, Past Senior Vice-President
of Old Guard Corp3, Dayton, after a short ill
ness, put down tho tangled web of lifo, aud
was kindly and tenderly laid to rest beneath
fragrant flowers by her co-workers of 121. It
can truly be said of her, "She hath dono what
Phil Sheridan Corps, 127, and Hughes Corps,
78, enjoyod tho lecture of Ilishop McCabe, tho
gallant war Chaplain, entitled, "The Sunny
Side of Life in Libby Prison "; proceeds of the
evening, $200. If thero was a suuny side,
Bishop McCabe can toll of it
Mary A. Lyon, Department Correspondent
CALIFORNIA AND NEVADA.
John A. Dix Post and Corps, San Jose, gave a
May reception to tho Hoard of Directors W.R.C.
Home, at Evergreen. Games aud music varied
the social pleasures; refreshments by tho Corps.
Henrietta Cook, President of the Board, ad
dressed tho assemblage, giving an outlino of
tho four years' work dono by herself and her
associates on tho Board. Tho Homo is prosper
ous. The Matron, Mrs. Ilemis, was present
Commander McGuiloy, Col. Bailey. Secretary
Aunio II. Lcurs and Treasurer Abhio A. Leff
ler woro among tho speakers of tbo cvouiug.
Sylvia L. Fielding, Press Correspondent
Gordon Granger Corps, reported by Alico L.
Armor, had a grand picnic in Santiago Canyon.
The flower gathering and feasting was varied
by a war on rattlosnakcF, Mrs. EttaSprowl aud
Mrs. James Field killing one each.
Bertha M. Allen, Department Press Corre
spondent, favors The National Triuune
with sketch and portrait of tbo Minnesota
Department PbkAdrSt Marie Hasei
isidont, who will head tho Reliof Corps
n iu'c'utcrtainiug lltli National Con von ti
W.R.C. in a richt royal mannor.
bera of tho Ordor will bo glad to make her ac
quaintance, whether Uioy.iro going to St Paul'
or not. ;yyi i
Dopartment ProsidontcMario Hasenwinklo is
a patriotic Amoricau byTidhptiou, having boon
bom in Strnsbnrg. Fiance, removing to this
country in ISHO. Duringstho great war, which
began five years lMor.slertwas actively engaged
in working for tho Uiijbu soldier; has been in
tho work ovor siuco, aud hopes to contiiiuo in
the blessed causo for Iho remainder of her life.
She had two brothers, Ii O. and'C. A. Zimmer
man, in tho Union army, aud it is well known
that her husbaud lost ono cyu in tho defeuso of
Old Glory. " J
Shu is thoroughly competent in every way to
fill tho houorahlo position uiveti to her, and
W.R.C. members iu .Minnesota feel that they
havo dono well in intrusting tho welfare of tho
Order to her keeping. Sho is supported by a
:ood staff of olliccrs. as follows: S. V. P.,
.Marion Salisbury, Minneapolis; J. V. P.,
Lenora South worth, Shakopeo; Sit., Mary II.
Kendall, .Minneapolis; Treas., Mary A. iforri
Kan, Miuueapo'is; Cliap., .Mary E. Do Colter,
Litchfield; Counselor, Jemima A. Clifford,
Northfiold; Instituting ami Installing Ollicer,
Sarah Harvey, St. Paul ;'Ius., Hatlio Barnard,
Owatouua; Press Correspondent, Bertha M.
, Our c'omBpondenfc reports tho Minnesota
Convantlon as ono of tho most harmonious and
pleasant evor held in tho Dapartmont. and
compliments tho retiring President, Lodusky
J. Taylor, of Lo Senr, upon her efforts in bring:
ing this about Sho prouounces hor"ftwiso,
impartial and capable officer, bolovcd by cvory
momber of the Order in Minnesota."
She was the. recipient of many elegant souve
nirs, whilo a fivo'-pointcd star pin, set with
diamonds, was tho gift of tho Department
Tho present year promises rich fruitago for tho
W.R.C. of tho North Star State.
DEPARTMENT PRESIDENT OF MAINK.
Department Correspondent Inzetta A. Small,
writiug of tho work in Maino, compliments
Dopartmont President Bollo J. Palraor npon
tho vigor with which sho has taken hold of her
duties. Sho says that for culture, refinement
and gonuiuc, upright womanhood sho ranks
high, representing tho best typo of tbo women
of tho Pine Trco State.
Tho Dopartment President has long been a
workor for tho Corps, and a fearless advocate of
tho interests of tho National W.R.C. She has
E'S'31 rl I
Belle J. Palmer, Department Prfsident
also beon activo in Sunday-school work and
temperance, particularly in connection with
tho youth of her town.
Soon after tho war sho was married to Fred
L. Palmer, of tho 4th Me., who was shot in tho
sido at tho battlo of Chancellorsvillc, and ha3
over 8inco suffered from tho wound. Upon
tho organization of the Corps at Monroe Mr3.
Palmer was elected President, serving two years
in that oflico, and as Troasuror seven yoar3.
Last year aho was Dopartment Senior Vice
President, and was tho unanimous choice of
Department Convention for President. She is
interested in numerous musical, literary and
DEATHS AT THE NATIONAL HOME.
Mrs. Jano Henion, soldior's mother, inmato
of the National Rolief Corps Home, died March
21, of paralysis. Funeral services wero con
ducted at tho Homo by the Episcopalian
clorgyman, and the remains laid to rest in
the Homo lot in the cemetery near by.
Mrs. Henion camo to the Home May, 1S93,
from Seneca Falls, N. Y and would fiave been
80 years old had she lived until Easter Sunday.
Mrs. Ann Rodgers. wifo of John A. Rodgcrs,
an inmato of tho Ohio Soldiers and Sailors'
Home, Sandusky, died in tho hospital of tho
National Relief Corps Home, Madison, O.,
March 18, 181)0, aged 77 years. After a briof
service at the Home, hor remains wore sent to
Columbus, O.. her former home, for burial.
Mrs. Rodgers entered the Home November,
1692, aud for tho past year failed rapidly in
health. She wa3 Irish by birth, possessed of
much native wit. and her genial ways mado her
a favorite of tho Homo family and visitors. In
faith sho was a devout Catholic.
ROBES WITHOUT THORNS.
An editorial error in condensing Eleanor
Gibson's report of tho Iowa Convention in Ro
lief Corps columns May 14 can best bo corrected
by giving the words of Department President
Helen R. Griffith in full, showing tho beauti
ful fraternal relations existing in that Depart
ment between tho presiding officer and her
thousands of pssociatcs in W.R.C. work, Iu her
address sho said :
"I wish to return my heartfelt thanks to
every membor of tho Department of Iowa,
W.R.C., fur tho uniform kindness aud courtesy
I havo received at their hands. I havo been
sustained and assisted by over 8.000 loyal
women, who havo literally carried out my fir3t
request as Department President, 'that wo
havo but ono oiject in view, the advancement
of our beloved work in Iowa.' Roses havo
been strewn upon my pathway this year; I
havo not found the thorns."
ALL ALONG THE LINE.
The unanimous re-election of Department
President Annie P. Cleary, of New York, is a
tribute to tbo enthusiasm aud fidelity with
which sho has discharged the duties of this and
numerous other offices to which sho has boen
called iu tho progress of W.R.C. work in the
Gail Hamilton, the boantiful and gifted
daughter of Comrade aud Mn. James Hamil
ton, prominent membors respectively of the
Post aud Corps, Orvillc. O., has just graduated
with honor at the Orvillo High School. Truo
to the family instinct, both parents being
editors, the subject of hor excolleut essay was
Mrs. J. Alida Helmrich. Principal of tho
Dueber Schools, Canton, O., has acquired a
reputation equalled by few as a patriotic
teacher, aud tho annual exercises of the Dueber
School Divisions of tho Ohio Iteuding Circle, of
which sho is President, embraced songs aud
exercises which carried out her ideas with
Sunday Memorial services of tho combined
Posts of tho fine Soldiers' Home, Hampton, Va.,
woro hold in Wru Memorial Hall, tho sur
rounding Posts, U. V. U and Womau's Relief
Corps present as guests.
With nil her onerous and manifold duties
connected with her oilico and her home, Na
tional Treasurer Jsabello T. Bagley still holds
her position as Secretary of tbe Hospital Asso
ciation, Zunesvillo O. Tho sixth annual re
port is of increased interest over those of
former years. ""
Tho Relief Corps of Orville, O.. havo received
tho thanks of Forsyth Post, Toledo, and the
Toledo Typographical Union, for flowers and
flags furnished fur tho burial of Alexander C.
Harper, C3d Ohio, a member of those Orders,
accidentally killed on the railroad near Orville,
and tho remains cared for by tho Post of that
placo until passed to tho Toledo escort for
burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Sherman Post and Corps, Hannibal, arranged
a series of Campfires, concerts, and othor pleas
ures for Encampment and Convention just held.
Corps 45 has au efficient President, and has a
good record of reliof work under her direction.
Twelve hundred women registered at tho
Iowa Convention, which was the largest W.R.C.
gathering ovor held iu that State.
Past National President Mary Sears Mc Henry
has ontcreu upon her second term as Depart
ment Counselor of Iowa.
Department President Grifleth, of Iowa, in
her beautiful Memorial Day order says of tho
lessons of the day: "One great lesson taught
is thntof self-sacrifico; tho sacrifico was com
plete, and the lesson should bo impressed upon
every child. Therefore seo that tho children
aud youth of our schools aro invited to assist
in this beautiful sorvice, thoreby teaching them
lovoand rovereuco for tho flag aud loyalty to
Tho silver and china used on the tablo of
Past Department Prcsidont Rothrock, of Iowa,
in dining tho officers, past and present, wero
largely souvenirs from tho Grand Army and
Dopartment President Helen R. Grifleth, of
Iowa, has appointed as Committco on Patriotic
Toaching Jcnnio Whedon, Wintersct; Leuua
L. Coleman, Sanborn, and Lizzie Hutchinson,
LakoCity. MayT. Frederick, Corning, succeeds
Eloanor Gibson as Press Correspondent
Tho Rolief Corps of Ulue Ridge, Kan., asserts
that Momorial Day has degouerated into au
"awful period of shrieking brass bands, beer,
jamuorcea, prizo ugius, excursions, noise, ex
plosions, drunkonucs, and debauchery," and
would liko to seo May 30 turned over to tho
elements that enjoy this sort of thing whilo the
G.A.R. and W.R.C. obsorvo May 20. Not so.
If public sentiment lias run wild lot tho W.R.C.
educato tho other way. As well talk of giving
up Sunday and keeping Saturday as tho Chris
tian Sabbath as of changing Memorial Day ob
servance to May 20.
Stovons Post, 1, Seattlo, which enjoyed a
Bean Bake fortnightly throughout tho Winter,
had a conuiuo surprise ono night whon tho
Corps appeared and escorted tho comrades to a
sumptuous banquet, and then returning pro
sonteil them a Hno flag to wavo over the sol
diers' plat at tho cemetery on Memorial Day.
Dick Yates Corps, 133, Eureka, Kau., report
ed by Mary Eastwood, realized handsomely for
reliof from a Novolty Social. This Corps is a
qand-oL energetic, loyal women ; Alary Buck,
SONS OF VETERANS.
News from Various Division
-Wonts of n-
NORTH DAKOTA." .
Division Commander Z. C. Oreon, in Gen
eral Orders, announces. the muster of . tho fol
lowing now Camp's: Hilhboro; 7. Hillsboro,
A. B. Landt, Captain; A; C. MoIIette; 54;
Plankington, O. A. Drake, Captain; Georgo A:
Cnstor, 35, Lead City, A. W. Powell, Captain;
The annual Encampment of tho Pennsylva
nia Division was hold at Gttty3burg last week.
There was considerable contost over tho elec
tion of oflicors. and the balloting resulted in
tho choice of the following: Division Com.,
James H. Tawnoy. Philadelphia; S. V. C, John
R. Frazcr, Shamokin ; J. V. C, A. S.Moulthrop,
Dubois. Division Council, John Bower. Phila
delphia; A. S. Fisher, Harrisbnrg. and W. W.
Hall, Slatington. Dolcgato-at-Iargo, C. Elmer,
Camp 121, Milton, celobratod its third anni
versary with n Campflre, which wa3 largely
attended by tho members of tho L.A.S. and
G.A.R. Brothers of Camp 225, Watsontown,
woro also present
Division Commander H. S. Thompson ha3
accepted with much regret the resignation of
Capt. Walter R. Williams, of Charles F. Gordon
Camp, 10, Woonsocket, tho simo to tako effect
July 5, 1896. Siuco Brothor Williams assumed
command of tho Camp, Jan. 1, 181)3, tho Camp
has gained 37 membors, net, and property
amounting to $1,360, which includes 35 Spring
field rifles, breech loaders, 42 privates' and
three oflicors' uniforms.
At a largely-attended and enthusiastic meet
ing of Thomas Salisbury Camp, 2, East Provi
denco, tho other evening, Rev. Anthony C.
Hardy, jr., was received into full membership.
Pa3t Commander William Bowen and a goodly
number of members of Bucklin Post, G.A.R.,
wero present, as woll as Division Commander
II. S. Thompson. Adj't Barton, and Q. M.
Josonh Frooland. Remarks wero made by
Past Commander Bowen, Division Commander
lliomp3on, tho Division Adjutant and Quar
termaster, and others. Tho Division Com
mander announced Im appointment of the
Rov. A. C. Hardy as Division Chaplain, and
duly installed hirr. a3sucb. Division Chaplain
Anthony C. Hardy, jr., was born Nov. 7, 1SG3,
in Croydon, N. H. Hi3 father, Rev. Anthony
C. Hardy, served during tho rebellion as fol
lows: Entered Sept 2, 18r74, as Chaplain of tho
18th N. II., and was discharged iu July, 1865,
at expiration of service. Ho i3 a comritde of
Po3t 2, G.A.R., Department of Now Hampshire.
The Division Chaplain is Rector of St Mary's
Episcopal Church.EastProvidenco. His parish
embraces a largo district, throughout which
ho does faithful and efficient work, command
ing tho lovo and respect of a largo number of
Meetings and Other Matters Pertaining to
William 11. Wade, Secretary, Plainville: Re
union 7th Mas3. at Sabbatia Park, Taunton,
W. P. Freeman, Adinfanfc, Dixon: Annnal
Encampment and Reunion of the G.A.K.,
W.R.C., and S. of V. of tho Osago and Gas
conado Battalion, at Dixon, Aug. 19 to 22.
N. B. Stewart, Secretary, Dexter City: Re
union 52d Ohio at Smithfield, Aug. 20.
Luther Seiders, Secretary, 1106 Sprnco street,
Reading: Reunion Batteries F and G, 1st Pa.
R. V. C, at Susquehanua, July 3 and 4.
Fred Richter, 459 Webster avonue. St Paul,
.Minn.: Keunion 1st Vi3. Cav. in Courthouso,
Room 1, St. Paul, Sept 1.
C. W. Rehfeld, President, Horicon: Annual
Reunion of Dodge County Veteran Association
at Horicon, June 27.
Farragnt Association, 1, Naval Veterans, with
Headquarters in east wing of Independence
Hall, Philadelphia, ha3 elected tbe following
officers: Com., Michael Quigloy; Lieut Com.,
Thomas Farnnm; Lieut, James E. Boyle;
Chap., Isaac Fitzgerald; Sec, John F. Mackio;
Paymaster, William Simmons; Surg., Joseph
Graham; Master-at-Arms, Thomas Donahue;
Ship's Corp'l, H. H. Home; Boatswain, Henry
Toadies' or the C.A.It
Editor National Tribune: Gen. George
H. Pierson Circle, 7, Ladies of tho G.A.R., as
sisted at tho Sons of Veterans fair held in Sa
lem, Mass., and netted about $60 for tho relief
fund. L. E. Lehman, Department Corre
sponding Secretary, Ladies of the G.A.R., Re
THE QUESTION SQUAD.
Veterans Anxious to Find Their Comrades Who
Can Aid Them I
. Inquiries for the whereabouts of persons will bo
published in this column ooce, free, but they can
not appear for some time after receipt, owing to
tbe great number sent us. By watching our -Reunion
columns during Reunion .hchsoii tho where
nbotit of Secretaries bavins regimental roster
inny be nscertninetl. nnl signed comnitiniciitiuns
will furnish the desired information very fres
Illinois. Of Corp'l Geo. N. Arnold, Co. C.
32d III., or his family; by N. A. Perrill, Adju
tant. Rich Mountain Post, 42, Lebanon. Ind.
Of Joseph Sullivan, Co. K, 11th III. Cav.;
Inst heard from in Sacramento. Cal., about
thrco years ago; by Wm. H. Suliivau, Mon
Indiana. Of Geo. Thompson, 22d Ind.; by
C. M. Cordell, Logansport, Ind.
Miscellaneous. Of Gen. Thoma3 Wood;
by Mrs. Chas. F. Wright. 8IS Benton avenue,
Springfield, Mo. Of members of the Signal
Corps who remember Joel C. Wilmoth, who was
transferred to that branch of tho service from
Co. D, 60th Ind.; by Hannah M. Wilmoth, Ox
ford, Ind. Of Lewis Sattler. who came to
this country from Germany in 1S65; last heard
of in Farmington, Minn., about 21 year3 ago;
by John Sattler, 1007 Paul street, Scranton, Pa.
Of party of officers driven from Spring
field to Sedalia, Mo., by writer, who was badly
frozen during tho trip; by James H. Storm,
Co. B, 3d Mo., Norborn, Mo.
Naval. Of tho monitor Passaic in years
1803 and 18G4; by John W. Williams, Oro
New Jersey. Of Comrades of Poter C.
Kulp, Co. B, loth N. J., who remember cir
cumstances of his death in hospital at Freder
ick, Md.; by Mrs. Sallio E. Kerns, 217 Lees
burg, Ave., Washington Courthouse, O.
New York. Of Capt. John J. O'Brien. Co.
F, 1st N. Y.; by J. S. Bartou, Box 163, Delta,
Ohio. Of John Mehuren, Co. L, 26th Ohio;
by Reuben Mohuren, Beach City, 0.
Pennsylvania. Of Conrad Caslow, Co. C,
3d Pn. II. A.; by T. J. Nichols. Adjutant Post
316, Oriental, Pa. Of Serg't Woods, Co. 1, 8th
Pa. Reserves; by Thomas Lloyd, East Liver
pool, O. Of any who remember William H.
Roberta at Chestnut Hill Hospital, Philadel
phia, Pa., in February, 1S63; by Johu M.
Roberls, 322 Soho St., Pittsburg, Ta.
Regulars. Of comrades of Patrick Fitz
gerald, Co. C, 4th U. S., who died in Washing
ton, D. C, Juno 19, 1S65; by Mrs. Ellen Milii-
gau, Carson City, Nev. Of Co. K, 2d TJ. S.
Cav., in Spring of 1561; by William Churchill,
Tennessee. Of comrades of Jamc3 L. Rey
nolds, Gtu Tenn.; by D. M. Reynolds, Hoiulock,
West Virginia. Orsolrtier of tho 15th W.
Va. shot through leg at Porryvillo, Va., and
carried from tho field by writer; by Poter H.
Williams, 1226 E. High St.. Lima, O.
Since onr last issue we have received re
ports from the following Posts of their
unanimous indorsement of Tiie National
Tribune's Service Pension Bill:
Nichols Post, 104, Department cf Missouri,
Gallatin; O. Conklin, Commander; B. B.
W. N. Elliott Post, 115, Department of
Michigan; Daniel Sannter, Commander;
Martin Luther, Senior Vice Commander.
Drunkenness Is a Disease.
Will send free Boole of Particulars. How to
Uuro Urunicenness or too Liquor HhoU" witnor
without tbe knowledge of the ptient. Address
Dr. J. Vf. Haines, 187 Kuce St., Cincinnati, Ohio. '
w, . ...
Which Will .Prove a Blessing T
THE WONDERFUL KAVAS
Tho Ha7a-Sava Shrub Piper Methysticum.)
Of Spoclal Interest to all Sufferers
from Kidney or Bladder Disor
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male Complaints and Irregu
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othar malRdieP! naimod Tver im-.'
proper action of tho Kidneys.4
A FREE GIFT OF GREAT VALUE TO Y(W?
A short time ago onr readers were mada
aware of a valuable new botanical discovery,
that of the Kava-Kava Shrub, or as botanists'
call it, piper methyslicum, found on the bauka
of the Ganges river in East India. From a
medical standpoint this is perhaps the most
important discovery of the centnry. The nso'
of the Kava-Kava Shrub, like other valuable
medical substances, opium and qninine, waa
first observed by Christian missionaries
among the natives of India as a sovereign
remedy for Kidney disease?. Speaking of
the use of the Kava-Kava Shrub by tha'
natives of India, Dr. Archibald Hodgson, tho'
great authority on these diseases, says :
''Intenseheat and moistnre-of this tropical
climato acting upon the decaying vegetation,
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most unhenltliy districts found anywhere
Jungle fevers and miasma assail the system, and
even tho most robnst constitutions yield to tbo
deadly climatic influences. Tho Elood becomes
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and loaded with tho products of disease,
which tho Kidneys aro vainly endeavoring to'
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from the Blood. The Urine becomes clearer,
the fover abates, and tho intense sufToring and
nausea are alleviated. Kecovery set3 in, and
the patient slowly returns to health."
Of all the diseases that afflict mankind. Dis
eases of the Kidneys are tho most fatal and
dangerous, and this being tbo case, it is but
natural that tho discovery of tha Kava-Kava-Shrub
Nature's Positive SpecificCuro for Dis
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suffering humanity. -
Alkavis, which is tho medical compound o
the Kava-Kava Shrub, is indorsed by tbo Hos
pitals and Physicians of Europe as a sure Specifio
Cure for Kidney and Bladder Diseases, Diabetes,
Bright'a Disease, Brick-Dust deposits, Rheuma
tism, Liver Disease?, Femalo Complaints, pain
in back, and all diseases caused by impurities of
the Blood due to defective action o( tbo Kidneys,
JRev. W. B. Moore, D. D., of Washington, D
C, Editor of the "Keligions World," writes
of tbe wonderful curative effecls of Alkavis:
"For several years I was a sufferer from Kid
ney troubles, and could obtain no relief from
physicians. I used various Kidney remedies,
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decided to try samo. After using the first bot
tle I began to experieuco relief, and following
an the treatment was permanently cured. I
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to persons afflicted with Kidney and Rheumatic
disorders as the best remedy known."
Mrs. James Young, of Kent, Ohio, writes
that she had tried six doctors in vainj that!
she was about to give up in despair, when
she found Alkavis, and was promptly enred
of Kidney disease, and restored to health,
Mrs. Alice Evans, of Baltimore, Md.; Mrs.
Mary A. Layman, of NeelfWest Va., twenty
years a sufferer; Mrs. Sarah Ynnk, Edinboro,
Pa.; Mrs. L. E. Copeland, Elk Eiver, Minn.;
and many other ladies join in testifying to
the wonderful curative powers of Alkavis, iu
various forma of Kidney and allied diseases,
and of other troublesome afflictions peculiar
to womanhood. In such cases of disorders
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testimonials at large, but ladies interested
therein can obtain full information from a
descriptive book which is furnished free by
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cases are indeed most remarkable.
Dr. A. K. Knapp, a "well-known snrgeon
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Rheumatism, Kidneyand Bladder trouble of
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' I hnve been treated by nil onr homo puraicinns
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came so troublesome Mint I bud to net up from fivo
lo twelve times during the night to urinate. In fact,
I was in misery tbe wbote time and was becoming
very despondent. I bave noiv used Alkavltt
and am better than I have been for five years. I
know Alkavis will cure uluUUer mid kidney trouble.
It is a wonderful and grand, good remedy."
And even more wonderful is the testimony
of Kev. John If. Watson, of Sunset, Teias, a
minister of the gospel, in thirty years' service,
stricken down at his post of duty by Kidney
disease. He says:
"I was suddenly stricken down on tho22d of JuC
-with nn ncute nttncU of kidney trouble (uric nclix
gravel). For two months I lay hovering on tbe bor
der lino of life, and witb tbo constant cure of two
excellent physicians, I only received temporary re
lief. My family physician told Hie plainly the best
I could hopo for-jvas temporary respite. I nilhb
rally only to collapse suddenly or might linger
some time. But the issue was made up, and as I hail
for years warned others to bo ready, so now mora
than ever I must needs put my house iu order and
expect tbe end. Meantime I had heard of Alknvig
and wrote to an army comrade (now principal of a
college) who had tried it. Ho wrote me by all means
to try it. as it had made a new man of him. At tha
end two mouths, aud then only able to sit upa littlo,
I dismissed my physicians mid begnn the use of.
Alkavis. In two weeks I could ride out iu tho enr
riuga for n short time. Tho improvement has been
constant and steady. I nra now able tq
look after my business. I feel I owe what life and
strength I have to Alkavin. j nlll Hfty-flvo
years old. have been a minister over thirty years,
havo thousands of acquaintances, and to every ono
of them who may bo nfllictcd with any kind of
kidney trouble, I would say, try Alkavis."
Another most remarkable case is Kev.
Thomas Smith, of Cohden, Illinois, who pass
ed nearly one hundred gravel stones under
two weeks' use of this great remedy, Alkavis.
The Church Kidney Cure Company, of 418
Fourth Avenue, New York City, so far ara
the only importers of Alkavis, and they are so
anxious to prove its value that they will send
a Large Case by mail free to Every Snfferec
from any form of Kidney or Bladder disorder
Bright's Disease, Ehenmatism, Dropsy, Cys
titis, Gravel, Female Complaints, or other
afflictions due to improper action of tha
Kidneys or Urinary Organs. Wo advise all
readers to send their name and address to
the Company and receive the Large Case by
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