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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. 0., THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 1896.
TJjE GRAND ARJJY,
Wat is Being Done liy Hie Yeicrans
for the Good of tlie Order.
Memorial Day at St. T,onlH.
Editor JJational TinnuNi:: Tory exten
sive preparations were mado for the observance
iof Memorial Day at Jcll'oi son Barracks and in
all the cemeteries in and about St. Louis.
Steamboats wore chartered, street aud railroad
cars wcro engaged for tho purposo of carrying
thousands down to participate in the growing
popular National observance. How often wo
have learned that " mair proposes hut God dis
poses!" It was so on this occasion in a very
marked manner. That awful cyclono struck
our happy and peaceful city, and left it in deep
est mourning. Steamboats were strewn in kindling-wood
on the water and shore. Hemes
wore demolished, unroofed, moved from foun
dations, ends blown out, people killed, others
wounded aud wailing amid the confused debris.
How could anything bo done but care tor tuo
dead, bind up broken hones, bruises, and houso
Hassondcublo Post Hall lay in the track of
tho storm, and was mined. Many of tho
comrades lost heavily. Blair Post w p more
fortunate in Post property, bnt suffered in por
Bonal property heavily. Commander New-
comb, of Ransom Post, lost house, it being torn
down over his head; strangely, no ono was
killed. Other comrades of the Post lost heavily
Amid all of this ruin a few comrades gath
ered at tho various cemeteries, and the form of
Memorial was attended to amid sorrow and
weeping, not only for tho fallen comrades of
the war, but for thouufortuuatc comrades of
the cyclone. Amid it all we have much to be
thankful for, and, as comrades, wo will stand
the firmer by ench other till the storms of life
are all over, and wo arc in tiie land of eternal
Bunshino and peace. L. H. Uagebty, Depart
ment Chaplain. St. Louis, Mo.
Memorial Day at Hamilton, Canada.
Editor National Tiubuxe: On May 30,
tho day appointed by the G.A.R. to ho observed
as Memorial Day throughout tho world, tho
Amorican veterans of this city, as in past
years, again decorated the graveB of their late
comrades with Spring's loveliest and most
fragiant flowers. The impressive services of
tho G.A.R. wcro agniu rendered at the tomb of
tho late Col. Wm. W. Cooke, and here, also, a
quaitet, composed of ladies of Col. Wm. W.
Cooke Corps, 22S, W.R.C., sang, "We Deck
Their Graves AlikeTo-uay," and "Cover Them
Over with Beautiful Flowers," in tho presence
of a large concourse of people.
At the Post Headquarters tho ladies of the
W.R.C. sang the American hymn; a trio,
"Speed Our Republic," by Mrs. Smith, Rubley.
aud Clark, with Miss Gracio Claiko as accom
panist, and an instructive reading, "The Vet
eran," by Mrs. Russoll. The Rev. Dr. Pbilp,
of Wesley Church, in his eloquent and capital
oration of tho day, hold tho Post comrades,
ladies of the W.R.C, and tho large audience
spellbound from beginning to end. This year
36 graves wore decorated in theEo cemotcrics.
After the day's exercises tho ladies of tho
W.B.C. entertained the comrades with a well
prepared lunch at Headquarters. D. B. Smith,
Commander, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Memorial Day in Mexico.
About 150 persons assembled Memorial Day
nt the America!! Cemetery, City of Mexico, to
assist in and witness tho decoration of tho
graves of tho American soldiers who aro in
terred there. The ceremonies were in charge
of E. O. C. Ord Post, 100. Department of Ten
nessee, and wero opened with the Memorial
service of tho Grand Army of the Republic,
read by Col. W. J. Do Gress, Commander of tho
Post. This was followed by addresses by tho
orator of the day. Col. William Shields Odell,
of the Department of the Potomac, aud Gen. C.
H. May Agramoutc. When the spectators re
turned to the city Messrs. W. S. Odell, W. H.
Alexander and Col. Green repaired to the
Castle of Chapultepec, where a beautiful wreath
tvbb placed on the monument of the cadets who
fell under American firo in 1847, as a token of
admiration for the brave youths who died for
their country's cause.
Day Observed in Canada.
Editor National Tribune: A Post was
organized last February at Coaticook, Prov
ince of Quebec, Dominion of Canada, called
Joseph Bernard Post, 77, Department of Now
Hampshire. Wo havo hardly got into good
working order yet. Tho weather was so very
stormy and the roads so very bad that we
could not have a meeting in the months of
March and April, but we had a Memorial service
on Sunday, May 24. Memorial Day tho Post
met and decorated two graveB. Rev. Harry D.
Sclby.Post Chaplain, delivered tho oration.
Fairbanks Post, 17, Department of Michigan,
Detroit, has lost the following comrades by death
during the past year: Christian Sorcnberg, Co.
K, 4th 2s". Y.; Chas. Burrows, I, 4th Mich.; Juo.
F. Loreuz, II, 15th Mich.; Gen. Orlando M. Poc,
U. S. A. (Colonel). 2d Mich.; John W. Ilerbcr
ick, 22d U. S.. B, 39th K. J.; Francis M. Stolccs,
A. 72 Iud. M't'd Inf.; Uuch Bryant, A. 22d X.
Y.; William E. Thornton, B, 2d Mich.; William
Schnltz, 1, 1st Mich. Eng.; Thos. II. Carmody,
H, 10th Midi.; Jos. 2f. Hunt, A, 5th 3Hch. Cav.;
Uolton F. Stoddard, 1, 4th Mich.; Theodore W.
2ye, E, 15th Mich.; John K. B. Mignault, Sur
geon, gth Mich. Cav.; Dauiel 1). Toxupkius, B,
Tlio annual Encampment of thoDepartmcnt
of North Dakota was at UiHsboro the first week
of June. The attendance was quite large, and
the comrades of Hillsboro did everything possi
ble to make the meeting an entire success.
Tho two principal candidates for the office of
Department Commander wore Col. W. If. Brown,
' of Grand Folks, and Comrado Miller, of James
town. Comrade Brown was elected. Other
ofuVers were chosen as follows: S. V. C, L. 0.
Elliott, Hillsboro; J. V. C, U. H. Webster,
Pembina; Chap., M. LuCall, Lakcta ; Medical
' Examiner, Dr. Johnson. Lisbon ; Dolcgatcs,
John Carroll, Fargo, aud M. Baldwin, Oakos.
Meetings and Other Matters Pertaining; to
J. Q. A. Sessions, Secretary, Ann Arbor: Re
union 7th Mich. Cav. at Ann Ardor July 3.
The date selected is the 33d anniversary of the
hnttle of Gottybburg.
Edward L. Welling, Secretary, Pennington,
K. J.: .Reunion of survivors ot the Third Corps
nt Portland, Me., June 24 and 25. Headquar
ters at the Falmouth Hotel.
John W. Liscnhy, Lioutonant-Colonel,
Sprlugfiold: Reunion Sth Mo. Cav. at Spring
field Aug. 19 and 20. All members of tho regi
wout should write tho Secretary at once.
James 15. Flake. Secretary, 317 West Twenty-
i Eovonth street. New York City: Reunion Sth
K. Y. (Duryuo Zouaves) at Headquarters of the
Votoran Absociation, K9 Sixteenth btrcet, Juno
H. B. .Grconraan, Socrolarr, Cortland: Re
union 10th N. Y. aud 3d N. Y. L. A. at Cort
land July 23.
John 1). Dargen, Secretary, Lanbingbnrg:
Rcuuion 30th N. Y. at Saiatoga Springs, June
Chas. H. Lakcy, Secretary: Reunion 75th
K. Y. at Seward Post liouinsj G Goucsco street,
Auburn, July 8. Members of tho regiment
should writo the Secretary.
Silas Morton, Secretary, Conneant: Reunion
2d Ohio Ind'p't battciy at Coiiueaut, July 1
Tho 11th Pa. Cav. Association held its second
anuual meeting at Chambersburg June 3. Fifty
members answered roll-call. Present ofliccrs
wcro rc-clccled for another year. Next meet
ing will be in Johnstown, Pa., at tho same time
as tho Department Encampment of Pennsyl
vania. D. S. Orcuct, Pittsburg, Pa., is Secrc
taiy. Tho 6th Pa. Cav. (Col. Richard H. Rush's
regiment of Lancore) held its 19th annual Re
union in Philadelphia last week. Tho occasion
fBE tho 33d anniversary of tho great victory of
Gon. Pleasonton over Job J3luart at Bovorly
Ford, Va. Thcro were 95 comrades and guests
presour. A business meeting was held beforo
the banquet, and tho annual election for offi
cers resulted as follows: Pros., Gen. Charles L.
Loiper; Y.-P.. Gcorgo D. Whitcomb; Sec. and
Trcas., W. W. Sweisfort; Q. M., Frank M. Dor
scy; Chap., Gcorgo Sykes. Gon. CbarlesL.
Leiuer presided. Ho delivered a short oponing
address. Roy. Comrade Frederick Staley, D. D.,
of Middletowu, delivered an address after tho
banquet cloth had been removed. Thcro wero
other spoakorB, among whom wero Capt. W. W.
Frazier, Past Department Commander of tho
G.A.R.; Commander Thos. G. Sample, Pittsburg;
Malcom Honrv, President of tho Caledonian
Club; Taoc Receiver William J. Ronoy, W. W.
Sweisfort; Cnpt. Henry Umpleby, of Say re. Pa.,
who at tho outbreak of tho war was a slave
holder in Mississippi, but camo North and
fought in tho Gth Pa. Cav.; Past Department
Commander William Enislcy, Assistaut Adju
tant-General James P. Morrison; T. L. Flem
ing. Gth U. S. Cav.; Capt. E. J. Conway, 4th U.
S. Cav., and otiiers.
T. B. Hambleton, Secretary, Fernclcn: Re
union Co. E, 79th Pa., at "Camp Well," York
Furnace Station, July 20, 21, nud 22.
Geo. M. Turner, Secrotary, Providenco: Re
union 3d R. I. II. A. at Rocky Foiur, July 10.
Write the Secretary.
THEY RESENT AN INSULT.
President 221iot Censured liy Veterans and
ILLINOIS ENCAMPMENT'S ACTION.
The Illinois annual Encampment passed the
Whereas the Grand Army of the Republic is tho
recognized logical National ctibtodirui of ihcreMilts
of the late war, and the defenders of tho interests
of the men who herved tho Government under the
flng. and arc now the advocates and promoters of
putiiolic devotion to flag nnd country; and
Whereas tho lato speech of President Eliot, of
Harvard University, on American patriotism, in
tho recent Conference for international Arbitra
tion, will tend to increase the general fcclinc of
rcgrcl that lie is nt the licnd of one of the leading
colleges of the country, and that lie Iihs more llinu
once taken upon himself to dispnrncc American
sentiments and institutions, and to proclaim pub
licly in his official relatione, views and feelings at
variance with the prevailing ideas of American
patriotism, and continues to denounce contempt
uously the National Administration in tho exer
cise of its prompt nd approved vigorous action in
rcbeuting insults aud defending the rights and in
terests of the Amctican Government, which he
clns-sifies as brutality and despotic militarism:
Unsolved. Thkt while favorinc practical National
arbitration, the Grand A my of the Kcpbublic docs
not hesitate to proclaim that if the letter and
spirit of patriotism that President Eliot puts into
Ins speeches is the kind that is tnuchl in tho
Harvard University, that good citizenship in tho
National Union implies the suppression of those
instincts upon which tho safely of this Nation de
pends in time of peace and war, the sooner its
doors are closed and the entire structure is made to
become tho tenement of owlp, bats, and beetles,
the better for the future of the American Republic,
that our young men, and sons and grandsons of
the men who uavo up their lives in battle under
the flng to shvc the Union, may search out and
locale in other educational iuslutions that are
presided over by men who are loynl and true to
lite fundamental principles of tho United State
Government, and houor the men who eaved the
Betolrcd, That tho foreRoing preamble and reso
lutions cxpreas the sentiment of the 30lh annual En
campment of lLo Department of Illinois, Grand
At tn y of the Repbullc. and that a copy of it shall
be submitted to tho National KncHinpmcnl at St.
Paul, in September, 1S9G, for its coiibidcratiou and
DEPAETMENT COMMANDER rOWELlS LETTER.
Past Department Commander W. II. Powell,
of Illinois, has written of President Eliot as
"President Eliot's description of American
patriotism, which he declares to bo nothing
more nor less than European Jingoism, exem
plified in our standing army, coast defenses, tho
American navy, and tho building of battle
ships; which he characterizes as 'tho chip-on-the-shoulder
atttludo of the ruffian bully, and
National brutal savagery and dospotic mili
tarism,' enforced by tho Executive, Legislative,
and Judicial Departments of tho United States
Government, in dolonso of our National liber
tics and rights against homo and foreign foes;
which policy Eliot declares to bo despotic, aris
tocratic, and absolutely at variance with Amer
"The average American citizen, conversant
with Mr. Eliot'6 lack of appreciation of what
constitutes American patriotism, as defined by
Webster and practically demonstrated by Wash
ington, Jacksou, Lincoln, and Graut, and the
men who served uudor the flag to establish and
perpetuate lbs American Republic, havo no re
spect for, or appreciation of, what El lot denomi
nates American patriotism, under which policy
the influence of the secular and religious press,
the exhaustion of State and NationaLlegislativc
wisdom, the eloquence of tho pulpit, aud tho
Divino piotnisc of the power at- tho altar of
prayer, signally failed to arbitrate the great
question that forced upon us tho civil strifo of
lc64-'65. That could not bo adjusted other
than by tho sword, rifles, and caunon in tho
hands of tho boys in blue, who, inspired by
love of country and devotion to its flag, an
swered tho various calls and went forth to
battle; tho surviving veterans of which grand
hetoic hoist now constitute tho organization
known as tho Grand Army of the Republic,
which "haB become, through the logic of ovenf,
tho custodians of tho results of the lato war
for the Union, and tho protectors and defend
ers of the interest of tho iut.ii who saved this
Nation, against Mr. Eliot and his satellites,
who declare that 'tho G.A.R. does littlo more
than get what money it can from the Govern
ment.' A vicious declaration, that could bo
conceived only in a traitor's brain, and pro
nounced by a libeler's tongue; the animus of
which evidences tho justification of tho action
of tho Department of Illinois, in its annual
Encampment at Cairo, 14th ult., aud "should
braud Mr. Eliot as an archrtraitor to flag and
cottutry in tho estimation of all soldiers and
their friends, and true American citizens who
appreciate tho feaerificc made to save tho Na
tion. Yes, Mr. Eliot, tho G.A.R. are ever on
tho alert to counteract suctt influences and
falsehoods as yon have been promulgating for
some time and don't you forget it!"
EONS RESENT TIIE INSULT.
At a mooting of W. II. Aveson Post, S. of
V., Moniclair, N. J., the speech of President
Eliot, of Harvard College, was brought to tho
attention of the brothers, and tho following
letter was addressed to him:
W. II. Aveson Post, sons of lionorHbly-ditchurged '
vctcratiH of the civil war, dtpioro the fact that a
imin occupying the position of 1'reaident of one of
Anicrictt'foiciiiott college, ahould make (he un
American remark recently published in the pnpers.
Such au inhult us jou bare flung at the Grand
Army of the Republic was a common occurrence
in the daya of 'CI-1 Co, but It generally cmiho from
Boulh of Mnion and Dixon's line. There m ere, of
courm. in those daya a certain number of Northern
sjinpnlhizers called "Coppeilicuds," who burled
iiiEults bimtlar to yours at the soldier boys; hut,
lliuiik God, they ere ncarcc. 'TIs seldom in theo
latter dnjs of the Grand Army thnt a man makes u
remark bimilar to yours; but once inn while the
public is ircnted to just such an occurrence.
Last jenr Col. Waring, street cleaner of New
York, came forward itb a remark derogatory to
tliete honored men, imd nun the !itliuguiihcd
Pro-ddcnt of Harvard College cornea out and htiitids
by bis bide. Some of the bravest soldiers of the
late war were graduates of Harvard, many of whom
aie now member of the Grand Army, aud to them
your rcmnrka ure pnrticularly unjust. "Vo hnvo
come to the conclusion, sir, that the President's
clmirof Harvard College Is worthy of better mini
to say the least, a man who is American to the last
drop of American blood, and not one who tramples
the American flng in the dust by flinging u insult
at its defenders.
As for our opinion of you. your name sbnll go
down in history side by side MithCol. Warlug's,
"unwept, imhoiiored, and uiifcuug." Ah for the
G.A.It.. orTruRbiiry lbicvi-s, as you are pleii-ed lo
brand them, wc have only the fondest pride, for
while they ere defending tho flag u love, where
oh, w here v etc you 7
W. H. WIM.M1U0
A. IT. Goni.it. VDclaiL
CllAS. jACOUl'S, J
Pennsylvania I.adieV Aid.
Tho Pennsylvania Ladies' Aid Society hold
its annual Convention at Gettysburg laet weok
during tho Division Encampment of tho Sous
of Veterans. Officers wore elected as follows:
Div. Pros., Kato Rritton, Germaatown; V.-P.,
Mrs. Charlors, Harrisburg; Chap., Miss Sny
der, Shamokin; Sec., Kato Hurdcastlo. Phila
delphia; Treas., Ella Jones, Altoona; Chief of
Staff, Mary Maxwell, Geruiantown ; M.O., Mrs.
Diofcuderfer, Heading; Couucil, Aunio Dais
and A. Langston, Philadelphia; Mre. William
Tawney, Gettysburg; Ins., Mrs. Preston, Phila
delphia; J. A., Col. R. M. J. Reed, Philadelphia.
Past Commander-in-Chief Louis Wagner, jr.,
Philadelphia, installed tho officore. Lulu Kitz
railler. of Gettysburg, tho retiring Division
President, was prcscuted with a handsome gold
Past President's bade.
DrunkcnnosH is a Disease.
Will send free Itook of Particulars, now to
Curo "Drunkenness or the Liquor Habit" with or
without tho knowledge or the pullent. Address
Dr. J. . Haines, 1S7 Race St., Cincinnati, Ohio.
THE RELIEF .CORPS,
, , ,.
Gleanings from National Headquar
ters Notes from , Departments.
NanictLJby tho Hoys In Uluo for Hor Serv
ices in tho IVnr, and Known and Honored
Among tho Nations, Passes Her Four
score Milestone, and Is Likened to Gcorgo
"Washington for Ilcr Kcsoluto Faco aud
' Mother" Stewart, of Ohio, has celebrated
hor 80th birthday at hor homo, Applotreo
Place, Springfield. Letters of cheer poured in
upon her from far aud near, nono of which
wero prized moro than tho greetings of thoso
who woro tho Union blue, for whom sho per
formed great aud unsolfish doeds in tho days
of tho civil war for tho preservation of tho
Union and tho flag.
"O that they knew tho blessedness theso let
tors havo brought me," sho writes; "fori have,
with other old soldiers, had sonio taste of what
it is to bo forgotten."
Surely it is sweet to bo Tomembcred, not only
in tho pages of our country's history, liko noblo
Mother Stowart; not only to havo one's
name vcrilton high up in tho shining annals
of a great humanitarian movement, liko
Mother Stewart, hut to know that deep in
tho recesses of living, loving, grateful hearts
wo havo a suro abiding-place. Such reward is
Mother Stewart, who in 185G orgarized
tho first Good Templars Lodge, which spread
all over tho country, and in 1873 was a leader
of tho Woman's Crusade, which has culminated
in the World's Woman's Christian Temporanco
Union, with branches in every country whero
Christian thought has found a foothold, is tho
most uniquo figure in tho history of modern
Resolute, courageous, just, energetic, abound
ing in Christian lovo, and imbued with tho
spirit of freo self-government, sho has at all
times been on the advance-line of human
progress. Sho has seen tho seed of hor plant
ing grow and multiply and bear fruit until,
like the mustard seed in Holy Writ, all the
nations of tho earth aro meeting and mingling
under its healing branches.
At the great world's W. C. T. U. meeting,
held in London in 1895, Mother Stowart was
tho central figure, loved and honored by all.
Nor was she a stranger in Groat Britain, hav
ing led in the temperance crusade thero, begun
in 187C and now crystallized iuto tho British
W. C. T. U. and kindred societies.
Mother Stewart began life as a teacher in tho
family of which tho illustrious Henry Clay,
whom sho knew well, was a member, and en
tered her work of reform with a trained mind
and independent views. Her book of reminis
cences, "Memories of the Crusade aud the Cru
sader in Great Britain," is moro thrilling than
But realizing that hor writing days arc over,
she closes a letter jnst received by saying: "I
havo been unablo for a good whijo to do much
writing, and it teems I shall not be able to do
much moro in tho future. But as the Lord
But whilo scores of publications and hun
dreds of vcrsatilo pens aro telling tho story of
Mother Stewart's crusado for temperance and
purity in her own and other lands, let a Relief
Corps woman, who writes from the depths of
a loving aud patriotic heart that bore its heavy
weight of affliction in the days that made wid
ows and orphans in tho cause that bad no back
ward turning, writo of her heroic services on
behalf of her country's heroes.
HONOR TO WHOM HONOR IS DUE.
181G April 25. 189G April 25.
So it is wo writo tho characters within whoso
scopo stretches tho long, golden links of 80 use
ful years; tho years through which Mrs. Luza
I). Stewart, whom our boys in bluo named
"Mother" Stewart, has added mightily to tho
sum of courage, fidelity, loyalty, and lovo with
which the world is blessed.
The name of Mother Stewart has been so in
timately connected with temperance work in
this and foreign lands that her identification
with our civil war has been lost sight of. But
few loyal women of 18G1-C5 had a bettor rec
ord, and thero aro thousands of comrades to
whom a sketch of her will bring romembrances
of tho comfort and delicacies bIio was instru
mental in providing for their soro needs.
Mns. Emza D. Stewart.
Mra. Eliza D. Stewart was born at Piketon,
O., April 25, 1810. She is of Scotch-Irish an
cestry -of the Baldwin and Guthery line, whoso
patriotism is historical, and whoso valor has
been proven in overy war on American Boll.
She herself is linked to tbo Revolutionary -war
by her grandfather, living long onongh to toll
her ho was a soldier. Her relatives crossod
Ohio toward tho north to join Wayne's army
against the British and Indians.
When our civil conflict began hor twostcp
EOiieaiid husband went to tho front, and sho
put every energy in tho strifo for food, cloth
ing, and hospital supplies. So well did 6ho
labor with tongue, hand, and brain for tho
"boys in blue" that her nanio was a8 familiar
as their own, and somo littlo idea can he had of
hor woik when it is known that she packed aud
nailed with her own hands S3 boxes and bar
rels at ono time in her own homo for tho sol
diers. Sho was Secrotary of Athens County for sol
diers' aid work, and when tho call camo for tho
Cincinnati Sanitary Fair, alio was tho first to
respond, and so well did her County support
her that, according to population, sho was first
in supplies. She holds to-day an oflicial cer
tificate for her valuable services.
When Morgan's raiders wont through south
ern Ohio, if sho did not curry a gun she stood
guard all night, to report in case tho town was
fired by scouts; all tho able-bodied men beiug
out on tho roads building fortifications.
Sho had in her homo tho "NcedlonndThroad
Society," consisting of 30 littlo girls, who mado
tho useful littlo " housewife" so invaluablo on
tho inarch or in hospital. Thoy worked ono
and two days out of a wook.
Sho worked for tho soldiers' families, and
walked weary miles day after day soliciting
supplies. She loved hor country noxt to hor
God, and on the platform, through tho press,
and in social lifo "jtho Union ono and nndi-.
vidoa" was her prinoiple, and ably did sho
For threo years sho labored incessantly in
tho North, and-whon our Govornmont scemod
moro able to furnish supplies, sho wont Sonth
.into tho hospitals and camps. Her invaluable
services had given her such prestige that Gen.
Thomas passed her through tho lines whon no
other woniau was allowed to go through. Capt.
Minear, being wounded, sont for his wife, and
in order to reach him she allowed herself to bo
put in a box and shippod as dry goods, which
went to provo tho position Mother Stewart
held with officers and men. Sho holds a pass
from Gen. Millroy1 at tallahuma, and whilo
thero found boxes dnd barrels sho had packed
nt tho North. Sho'had tho pleasuro of hoariug
tho boys say "That tastes liko my mother's
cooking at home."
Sho purchased a small flag when the war bo
gan and hoisted it in her yard for our victories,
and draped it with crapo at tho death of Lin
coln, and later when Garfield died.
Sho was at different points South, and near
whoro Jefferson Davi3 was captured; saw tho
ambulanco in which ho rode. Col. Byers pre
sented her n copy of his song, "Shorman's
March to tho Sea," written by his own hand ;
it is framed aud hangs in tho parlor at Apple
Sho has on file letters from parents and sol
diers full of grateful recognition of hor loving
and sympathetic work for dear ones.
Wo como upon theso facts incidentally, for
Mother Stowart, like all great aud grand minds,
is nnt. nilTfrjiiir for honor or notoriety. Tho
long years that havo passed full of work for God
and humanity have brought her world-wulo
fame, but to no work hns sho over given of hor
bestself moro than to thescrvico of her country.
Though 80 years old and foeblo in body, sho
is bright mentally, nblo to think, talk nud
writo on all leading topics of tho day, and is as
much dovotcd to tho best interests of our coun
try as when it was imperiled with human
slavery and disunion. A part of her ancestry
woro Southern poople, and in her heart, that has
a motherly interest in our undivided couutry,
tho South has a warm place.
In her historic homo at Applc-trco Place,
Springfield, O., whoro testimonials of lovo and
- y -
appreciation aro on every hand, nono aro moro
dearly cherished than those which como from
her friends in tho war. Somo may havo for
gotten the date of her birthday, and Wo hopo
this shotch will be instrumental in bringing to
her " shut-in " lifo many beams of appreciative
romembrances. No woman has lieen moro
highly honored across tho sea or at home than
Mother Stewart, no woman is as universally
called "Mother" as sho, and none surely are
moro worthy of the nomo. As the years go by
may the women who gave all of life, labor and
lov$d ones to thlfr country havo honor com
mensurate with their sacrifice.
M. M. Farnsworth, Hicksvillo, O.
A FKMAlE "WASHINGTON.
When Mrs. M. Mr Farnsworth, who writes bo
I lovingly of Mother Stewart's patriotic services,
first saw a picture of this remarkablo woman,
she exclaimed "A Female "Washington 1" and'
very many havo remarked upon tho resem
blance. The following BtanzaS, referring to this, aro
from a poetic Irlbntb from Mrs. Fa'rna worthy to
Aiomer stowart; opening witu reicronco to
f lin nur ' '
Hut woman. In this awful hour,
Saw, wilh her eye of love,
Amelioration of IhiaUiVa woe,
And quick from city, hamlet, glen,
She sought the items of n ponderous wholo
"VVitb which to stay, or stop
This widespread death and dosolatlqn.
One hand was more'thati fatisj,
Here aud there she Went to leather.
Then at night to safely pack.
And with tear, moisten as ohe laid them in,
The dainties, books, with lint and bandago,
For tho "Boys In Blue "
Down at the dreadful bnttle'a front,
Until, as box after box was sent
The aacred name of " Mother "
Wa applied lo the blessed woman
Whcte pure, unselfish lovo
Performed these holy ministries.
And now, this moment, every heart
Will bound wilh loving gratitude,
As you remember ihe silvery hair
Of tills urnud heroine, has whitened
In her loving serTico
For "Our Boys in Blue,"
And lo Have our children
From the monster rum.
No wonder that our quivering lip3
Say "Mother, mother, mother!"
Our physical law makes that grand word
A natural coiiHrquence;
But when 'tis born of spirit
And unselfish lore
For our security, our childrcns' peace,
What then ? Let anuels answer;
Ah wc nay that such a mother
Is ours lo-dny.
O. listen I Yon kpoT7 tlio namo
Our country's Father hears
l'eerless George Washington I
But, O, lifllen on co again!
Our country' mother has a name,
And everywhere 'tis known
Our own beloved " Mother " Stewart.
As Given la Florida and .New York City.
Fluff Presentation lit JS'uw Orleans by Col.
Shute Memorial Day Notes.
COLUMBIA IN FLORIDA.
From correspondents In Tampa, Fin., G.A.R.,
and W.B.C, como an interesting account of how
'tho Bluo and Gray joined in tho beautiful serv
ices of Memorial Day, showing that, in truth,
this is u reunited country, with ono language
A. II. Perry Post was joined by Perry Corps in
Memorial Sunday observances nt tho Congrega
tional Church, when Bov. Dr. Herrick delivered
a patriotlcaddrcss. Memorial Day morning tho
veterans decorated tbo graves of comrades in
two cemeteries, and returning woro cheered by
a generous feast spread by the Boliof Corps.
Comrade P.iyno, Adjutant of Sherman Post, in
his account of the day says :
"As womnn was tho.nurso and friend of tho
soldier in war, bo now, in peace, sho is tho
principal factor at social Reunions, nnd tho
golden link that binds fratornity and charity
in social intercourse."
In tho evening Post and Corps, accompanied
by a detachment of dx-Coufederato vetoraus,
with drum and fife, marched to Baker's Acad
emy, whoro patriotic services woro held. In
conclusion Comrado Poyno says:
"Comrades in tho -North, do not forgot us;
tnongii our rosts aro Email and fow in num
bors, we aro with ybu in F C. and L."
At tho Academy, after Uio Post had conducted
their scrvico for tho dead, 24 children gave
tho "Memorial," published in The National
TmnUNE, which Comrade Payne and Sallic J.
G. Genu, Belief Corps-Correspondent, tiuito in
reporting very beautiful. "Columbia," in ap
propriate costume, was supported by n squad
of young military toys, uudor comtnaud of
Capt. Waltor Crura.
Tho Hag saluto was'addod, and "Sloop, He
roes, Sleep," recited by A"my Herrick. " It was
ft beautiful tribtito to"6dr Nation's dead," our
Reliof Corps Correspondent writes, "and an
inspiring picture, iiuttdlial in this Southern
city, aud wo trust it? will'be au object lesson iu
patriotism that will bear rich fruit."
Bov. W. W. Do Hrt, rector of tbo Episcopal
Church, dolivcred trie'drhfion. Ho is a Southern
man, and his sympathies woro with tho lost
cause, but ho said God saw it was better that
our Nation should bo' ono nud not two, and
to this decree ho could say : " Wo nro no longer
Federal and Confederate, hut Americans, ovory
one, AVhich is far better." Tho speaker waa
greeted with vigorous applauso as ho pro
gressed." "Tho Bluo and tho Gray " was snng by Mrs.
Ahernothy, and "Tho Stur-Spauglcd Banner"
by Mrs. Wellor, whilo overyono joined in
"America" at tho close.
Comrade Louis Fricko roports "Columbia's
Memorial," which appeared iu Tun National
TniiiUNE of May 7, beautifully presented by
tho children of Esssr Market Building, Now
York, whero, also, Joo Hooker Post, 128, holds
Tho Trincipal, Kato M. Stephen?, considers
tho patriotic surroundings helpful 03 ap edu
cating influence, and tho children consider It a
great treat to ho admitted to tho Poit room.
At tho graduation exorcises of Straight Uni
versity, New Orleans, tho l)anicl Hand School,
preparatory for collcgo proper, gavo an inter
esting exhibition, in tho songs and recitations
of which patriotism had a proper part.
Tho exhibit of wood-working, drafting, sew
ing, dress-making, printing, and so on was most
creditable. But tho most animated segno was
when Col. Keating, on behalf of Charles II.
Shute, Past Junior Commander-in-Chief, n
Trusteo of Straight University, presented tho
school with a flng.
President Oscar AlwoodJ in nccopting tho
flag, said that no new ovidenco was needed of
Col. Shuto's intorcst in tbo colored schools, but
that ho esteemed it a most opportune and ap
propriate gift, as it would tend to develop pa
triotic spirit among tho pupil.
After hearty chcors for Col. Shato, tho flag
was hoisted on tbo flag-polo by Mrs. Shute, and
teachers, pupils, and visitors joined in tho
DEPARTMENT OP OREGON.
Cornwallis, Ore., is at tho front In patriotic
teaching. S. J. Pratt, Principal of tho Schools,
is enthusiastic, and docs his utmost to have tho
school tako up the study of American citizen
ship which Ellsworth Corps, 7, is introducing.
1 ho school bought their own flag, whilo tho
Corps presented n Declaration of Independence
chart and introduced tho flag salute into eight
National song3 arc song and National holi
days obsorved ; Memorial exercises beautifully
carried out, and graduating oxorcises will bo
Sarah E. Miller, onr Oregon correspondent,
regrets that in Portland, Ore., so littlo intorcst
was taken in Memorial I)ay. The gray-haired
veterans, in a littlo band, inarched through tho
deserted streets, silently and solemnly, with
drooping flags wives, daughters, and sisters
leading tho way. Thcro woro fow to do them
honor as they marched down tho aislc3 of tho
Congrogational Church, bnt OKI Glory greeted
them from tho altar, tho choir discoursed -patriotic
music, and Rev. Miller, of tho Baptist
Church, delivered a suitablo address.
Tho Grand Army and Relief Corps aro doing
their utmost to make the obacrvanco of Memo
rial Day gonoral in Portlaud, and thoro wus
moro intoro3t this year than over beforo in tho
observance of the day.
Closing her letter, Mre. Miller qnolcs:
"Honor our bravo defenders.
Heroes who Tvorc the bluo;
Valiant nnil flf.ft r.nl fearless.
Trusty an J Jiled and true.
Never their fontntep-i faltered
In paths wbcro duty led;
Cheers for the noMlvr living.
Tears for the soldiers dcivl."
LAFAYETTE UEI.IEF CORPS.
Department President Annio W. Johnson i
and staff visited Lafavatto Corn. 1C. Wahine- I
ton, D. C, and tho occasion was both fraternal
and enthusiastic, ft-liowiug tho greotings of
Department President Isabella Worrell Ball,
Chairman of tho District Committee on Patri
otic Teaching, and mombur of tho National
Committee, sho dcflvored au eloquent address
upon iiils important educational subject. Past
Department Presldentllendrioka followed with
a pica for relief 'work.
Lafayotto Corps has started a Mission Flowor
Fund. Tho Po3t has sent a formal communica
tion of thanks for tho reliof work done by tho
Refreshments wero served nnon the occasion.
whon the Department President and members
of the Post and of several Corps wero present.
President Johnsou is commended for faithful
service on behalf of the Ordor.
DEPARTMENT OF KANSAS.
Department President Julia A. Chase, of Kan
sas, announces Louiso Brum Hedrick, of Ola
tlie, Chairmau of tho Department Committee
onPAtrioticTeaching; asaociatcs, Emma Avery,
El Dorado; E. E. Conrad, Sal in a.
Emma B. Alricb, Cawkor City, and Belle C.
Harris, Emporin, aro appointed Department
Press Correspondents of Kansas.
Kansas Corps aro contributing to n fund
started by Burnside Corps, 1, Kansas City, to
build a monument to "Mother" Sturgis.
The sympathy of tho Department of Kansas
is extended, in General Orders of tho Depart
ment President, to Col. Grant Harrington, Di
vision Commauder, S. of V iu tho sudden
death of his wife, Harriet Harrington.
MEMORIAL DAY IN NEW YORK.
Canby Corps, Glovcrsvillc, N.Y., unitod with,
the Post in all tho observances of Memorial
Day, including the visit of the veterans to
Columbus School, where appropriate exercises
were carried out, at tho close of which Comrade
Pursoll presented the school with two boautifnl
Tho principal and pupils wero heartily
thanked for their interest in patriotic work.
Memorial Day was mado moro beautiful
through tho co-operation of tho Corps. Re
ported by Marietta Taylor.
TUB DAY IN VERMONT.
Need bam Post and Corps and tho Loyal
Lcagno united iu Memorial Day observances at
East Middlcbury, Vt. Sunday all onjoyed lis
tening to the first Memorial Day sermon of
Rov. D. W. Lyman, son of a veteran, and pastor
of the Baptist Church. All pronounced it ono
of tho best they over heard. The choir was
wholly composed of sous and daughters of
Tho Reliof Corps marched with tho Post to
the cemetery Memorial Day, tho distance of a
milo, and when all was over served tho vet
erans a hot lunch. Rov. C. L. Leonard, of
Poultney, delivered an able addross, and is
commended to Posts desiring a patriotic
Tho children of tho Loyal League gave tho
flag saluto in fine style, showing how intent
nro their teachers in inculcating lessons of pat
riotism. Post and Corp3 wero novcr moro
prosperous and happy.
MEMORIAL DAY NOTES.
Mcacham Post and Corp3, Colony, Kan.,
united in a Memorial service at the cemetery,
tho children decorating tho soldiers' graves.
"Tho Memorial of tho Flowers" was givon
by tho childrou under the auspices of Johu A.
Logan Post, Hampton, Va.
Momonal Day morning n stranger entered
tho Custodian's otlico of tho Soldiers' Monu
ment, Indianapolis, carrying n large bouquet of
roses. "J want to presout tlioso fiowors," he
said, "in tho namo of a genuino Union robol
soldier." if ho stranger gavo his namo a3 John
Harrison, hnviug fought all through tho war in
tho 1th Vn.
Past Department President Knto E. Jone3
delivorod tho Memorial Day address at Now
Haven, N. Y by invitation of Post and Corps,
tho ovoning following tho decoration of graves.
Thoro woro uppropriato recitations. A poem
by our Press Correspondent, Laura A. Abbott,
commemorated tho day in patriotic verso.
Tho school children, led by thoir toachers,
assisted tho G.A.R. nud W.R.C. of Orville, O.,
in decorating the soldiers' graves.
Bollo Williams, of TJ. S. Grant Corps, Bay
City, Mich., reports that on Memorial Day tho
Relief Corp3 and Woman's Reliof Union united
iu sorving a noon lunch to tho vetoraus after
their return from tho cemetery and beforo tho
exorcises in tho park.
A petition to tho Pennsylvania Legislature
asking them to pass a law closing tho saloons
on Memorial Day, was signed by all tho veter-
nns atid noarly ovory ono olso present nt tho
Memorial oxorcises of the Post nt Slato Lick,
Pa. Thero was patriotic music and good speak
ing, and the recitation of " Wo Keep Momorial
Day " by Bortha Steele. Lida M. Bonnoy, Cor
respondent, reports greater interost than over
Sumner Po3t nnd Corps and Sons of Veterans
eelobrated tho Momorial season together, be
ginning with services at tho Contenunry M. E.
Church. May 30 tho soldiers' graves iu Louo
Eir Ccmotcry wero deeoratod ; also, a mound
in memory of tho unknown dead.
Georgo Wright Post aud Corps, Portland, held
Memorial services on Sunday preceding Me
morial Day. A monument to the unknown dean
stood in tho center of tho room, and was cov
ered with fiowors.
Memorial Day was goncrally obsorved in tho
churches of Oregon, and the ministers spoko
ou the thomo so dear to overy patriot.
Ella A. Millspaugh reports that the rain in
terfered with elaborate preparations for Me
morial Day mado by Sawyer Post and Corps
at Whitesville, Allegheny County, yot over 100
schoolchildren assisted tho Post at tho ceme
tery in decorating tho graves. Afterwards
lunch was served all at tho public hall, and au
elaborate program carriod out, including a pat
riotic address by Prof. White, of tho graded
Sawyer Post nnd Corps moot on tho same
night, and after eacli meeting refreshments aro
sorved alternately by tho Post and Corps.
Thoro is elfoctivo work and truo fraternity.
Each year tho Town Council votes $25 to help
the Post defray tho oxpeuscs of Memorial Day.
SONS OF VETERANS.
Jfews from Vnrlons Divisions "VTords of En
Grant Woodbury Harrington w.vj born in
Wolworth County, Wis., June 5, 1S63. He de
rives his right to membership in tho Son3 of
Veterans from his father, Eldrcd Harrington,
who served in Battery L, 1st Wl3. H. A.
Brother Harrington's parents moved to Brown
County, Kan., in 18G3. settling near Hiawatha,
whoio thoy still reside. In tho Fall of 1S32
Brother Harrington entered tho preparatory
department of tho Stato University, and con
tinued a student of tho University for soven
year3, graduating with honors from the college
department in 1S37 and in the law department
in 1839. After his graduation at tho Univer
sity Brother Harrington returned to Hiawatha
and purchased thoiutiwu Democrat, which,
under his management, ha3 grown to bo ono of
the leading papers in tho First Congressional
District, both in circulation and influence.
Upon tho orcanization of Gen. Crook Camp of
tho Sons of Veterans in lb91, Brothor Marring-
Grant W. Harrington.
ton becamo one of its members. Ho attended
tho Stato Encampment at Hutchinson that
year, and took a prominent part in tho work.
Ho has attended evory Stato Encampment since,
and has been favored by tho Division with tho
positions of Division Chaplain and Delegate to
tho National Encampments at Helena, Cincin
nati and Davenport. At the Davenport En
campment ho Was IionoretTwith the position of
Judgo-Advocato-Gcncral on tho staff of Commander-in-Chief
Bundy, and attended tho
Knoxvillo Encampment last year in that
capacity. His selection by tho Beloit Encamp
ment for Division Commander is a recognition'
of tho scrvico ho has rendered tho Order in tho
past. Brother Harrincton is a member of the
Masonic fratornity, belonging to tho Lodge,
Chaptor and Commandcry in Ilia atha and
Abdallah Templo of tho Mystic Shrino at
ThoSon3 of Veterans will tako part in. the
exorcises at the dedication of tho Dormitory
in Horace Binnoy Sn.rgont Hall, Soldiers'
itome, June SM. Division Commander H. D.
Sisson has requested all Camps to attend in a
body when possible, and i3 very desirous of
having ovory Camp in tho fiivisidn repre
sented by at lea3t one brother.
THE QUESTION SQUAD.
Telcrans Anxlons to Find Their Comrades Who
Can Aid Them I
Inquiries for tho whereabouts of persons will bo
published in this column one, free, but thev can-
f not appear for some time after receipr. owinjr to
me great numoer sent uj. liy watchinjc our Jie
union columns curing Reunion season the where
abouts of Secretaries having rgimental rosters
may be ascertained, and sinned communications
will furnish tha desired information very fre
quently.! California. Of Serg'fc William B. Clothier,
Co. E, 4th Cal., stationed at Beuicia Barracks
in 18G3; by Mr9. Elizabeth Eaney. Stillman
Illinois. Of Thomas McCourfc and John
Butler, who enlisted in tho 10th 111. Cav. at
Chicago; last heard of in Texas; by Christian
Schick, Watertown. Ontario, Canada. Of Co.
1, 18th HI ; by J. M. Babcock, alias J. M. Clark,
Coupeville, Wash. Of Maj. Stephenson or
Capt. Serl, 10th III. Car.; by J. R. Pack, M. J.,
Indiana. Of Co. K, 8th Ind.; by Charles
Moycr, Highland, Kan.
Iowa. Of A. and F. Grave, both of Co, A,
7th Iowa; by A. J. Miller, Hubbell, Nob.
Kansas. Of Co. F, 11th Kan., who remem
ber the barial of William F. Bonwell, in June,
18G5; by Georgo W. Bonwell, North Platte,
Michigan. Of C. C. Pinkney, 1st Mich.; by
John Goring, G15 CVrlton Ave., Brooklyn, N.
Y. Of tho 6th Mich. Cav.; by Timothy Hoi
laud, Kearney, Ontario. Canada. Of W. W.
Henderson, Homer Smith, Homer Romine, all of
Co. D, 11th Mich.; by D. G.Burleson, Clarinda,
Miscellaneous. Of J. W. Loucks, 48 years
of age, fivo feet three inche3 tall, weighing 130
pounds, third linger on loft hand bent and
fourth off at second joint, member of Georgo
H. Chapman Post, who disappeared from his
homo in Indianapolis, Ind., Feb. 4. 1896; by C.
C. Loucks, 370 Cornell avenue, Indianapolis,
Ind. Of Charles and Warren Tyler, who en
listed at Toledo, O.; Jarne A. Williamson, who
enlisted in Iowa, and John W. Luther, Co. D,
llGth 111.; by Peter Sellers, Clinton, 111. Of
Pioneer Corps, Hazeu's Division, Fifteenth
Corps, who remember writer; by Frederic
Carper, Atholstou, Iowa. Of comrades of P.
J. Ryan, 8th regiment, Hancock'u Veteran
Corp3; by Bos 152, Military Home, Kan.
Of tho Secretary of the Mexican War Veterans'
Association ; by John Miller, Sherwood, O.
Of Dr. Russell, who was with tho 4th U. S. at
Norfolk in Wintorof 1864, 'Co; by Perry Allen,
Newsvillo, Ga. Of comrades in tho company
that crossed the Rapiduu on tho night of Feb.
28, 1864, and assisted iu capturing the rebel
outposts nt Ely's Ford and tho picket ro3erve;
by J. R.Wood, Dctectivo Agency, Herald Build
ing. Boston, Mas3. Of Charles A. Richards :
last heard of in Denver, Colo.; by W. H. Rich
ards, East Bethlehem, Pa. Of Dr. Summers,
Surgeon in San Diego Hospital in 1851 ; by P.
Cassiii, St. Thoma3, Minn.
Missouri. Of record of Wm. E. Schubert,
2d Mo. and 17th Mo.; by F. W. Kloinme, 2329
McNair street, St. Louis, Mo.
Naval. Of the U. S. monitor Neosho; byJ
Ueorgo YV. UHlard, jNortn .Platte, Neb. Of
officers of the gunboat Arizona; by J. P. Budd,
Everottc, Wash. Of U.S. S. MonticoIIo; by
William Simmons, Naval Post, 400, Philadel
New York. Of auy who remember I. G.
Porcy, Co. G, 41st N. Y.; by John Doughty,
Stirg. Howland Post, Mattcawan, N. Y. Of
Daniel Weavor, Co. I, 93th N. Y.; by Joseph
W. Wordon, Ponn Yan, N.Y. Of Christian
Voit, member of u Now York battery, who
formerly lived in Philadelphia; by Jacob Veit,
Flemington, N. J. Of Co. D, 154th N. Y.,
who knew writer; by Jerry Ainol or Anions,
Ticondcioga, N. Y. Of Co. C, 14th N. Y. Cav.;
by Mrs. Ann Dowling, DenUou. Iowa.
Ohio. Of O. P. McGulT, 12th Ohio battery;
by John P. McGufT, Crcbton, O. Of Henry
Martz, Co. H, 26th Ohio; by Samuol Schwartz,
Pennsylvania. Of John Garvin, Co. G, 3d
Pa. Cav.; by Patrick Duffy, New Caatlo, Pa.
Of Capt. Georgo Arnold and Lieut. Georgo Ray,
both of Co. G, 3d Pa.; by William Roberts, Box
32, Piatt, Pa.
Prison. Of comrades who attempted to
escape from Macon Prison in January, 1863, and
next day wero tied up by thoir thumbs for 20
minutes; by A. B. Campbell, Edgcrton, Wis.
Reoulars. Of Cos.H and M, 4th U. S. Art.;
by Henry Jones, Cairo, Ky.
Wisconsin. Of James" Wilkes, Co. H, 42d
Wis.; by W. H. Allen, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Of A. W. MitchoII. who enlisted in a Wis
consin regiment in 13G2; by C. B. Colburn,
Bolding, Mich. Of Co. 1, 12th Wis., detailed
with writor to unload supplies at Chattanooga,
Tonn., iu July, 1S03; by Haskell Ryder, caro
of tho Soldiers and Sailors' Home Monte Vista,
Colo. Of tho 21th Wis.; by Harry Caldwell,
Garrott, Ind. Of S. Shelly. Co. F, 1st Wis.
Cav,; also, of Surgeons of tho regiment in 1863 ;
by Horace G. Stockham, Chester, Iowa.
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A BEAUTIFUL TRIBUTE.
Mrs. A. C. mummer Testimonial to tk
Ixto Lieut. JL. B. Baker.
A noblo, a gallant and heroic Sgnre ha3 passed
forovor from our mortal kon ; his place in tha
military history of onr country is uniqao. and
his famo secure; but his most endnring monu
ment is in the hearts of Ids frionds. "Theo
shall thy brethren prai3o." The romance ot
his war record and tbo stories of his army lifo
surround him with a halo liko that of Sir Gal
ahad, "whoso strength was a3 tho strongth of
10 because his heart was pure." To tho world
lu'3 military history will overshadow his per
sonality as a man, bnt to us who know him ia
private life, tho abiding thought, tho endnring
impression will over bo that Lion t. Baker waa
first of all a man, a gentleman of nataro'3
own making. Ho was tho product of genera
tions of Christian civilization. His refinemon
and good breeding did not seem to bo acquirod,
but wero rather like tha natural gram of tho
timbor of which this splendid human structure
was composed. Full of strength and dignity,
tho uprightness of his character shone out ia
hi3 fidelity to overy-day duties. Painstaking,
diligent and Untirinjf, cherishing the minutes
and using each ono to tho bst advantage, hi3
w3 no oyo service. Ho wrought as scomg
Him who is invisible. Whatsoever hit hands
found to do, he did with all his might, and tho
admonition "for Thou dosirest truth m tha
inward parts" seemed over bofore hira.
Full of sweetness and good'eomrndwhip. ha
never forgot in tho hurry of business tho sonll
sweot courtesies of life. In tho nnuvoidablo
tho frictions of oflko work ho always preaervfd
fino composureof the heartntliaar from itwlf,
and his waa the kind wool, tho rndni-w to
help another, tho pleasant l&ok, the cheerful
greoting. No ono remembers from his lips tho
sting of n thoughtless word. Wield ins his pea
in daily labor, among tho most prosaic sur
roundings, his follow clerks revered him as aa
ideal character, one of tho gentlest gentlemea
who over girded on a 3word 1
" W-',ere 9!,nn Tre ,fty the man whom we deploroT
W here the sound of those he wreughtfor
And the feet of those li fought for
Echo round )ib bones forever more.
K? more in -oldier fashion will be ereet
With uplifted band the ptssor In the itreet.
"Great, but without the least preteMGO,
Anions: the foremost of Ids llwc,
Yet rich in saving common ;esc.
And, us the greatest only are,
hi his simplicity sublime.
"He Is cone, who seemed so great,
c wbo knew him do believe Mtn
Something fur advanced in stale
And that lie wear n truer orewn
Than any wreath that man can weavo him
Uutspenk no more of bin raneiru.
t Lay your earthly fanefe detm,
fc..rth to earth ' we 8ay n.l leave him
God accept him Christ receive him."
GEN. N. T. J.
Important Service IIo
Editor National Tribvsr: In yoar cdi.
torial reference, May 21, to Maj.-Gcn. N. T. J".
Dana, you remark that, after fiis convalescence)
from sevoro-wounds received at Antietam. ho
was sent to tho Military Division of tho Gulf,
whero ho hold important commands. Thoso
commands were of supreme importance to tho
armies men lacing the enemy in tho West.
It is tho fact in war, that tho General select
ed, because of efficiency and reliability, to cover
tho rear, protoct tho flanks, and keep tho sup-ply-routo
open, renders mos vitally important
service to tho army in tho field; bnt such a
command seldom receives recognition, fame, or
reward commensurate; newspaper correspond
ents do not tarry nt such Headquarters; tho
General s name does not occur in the-reports of
victories; promotions are bestowed on those
who command in battle under tho eye of tho
It wa3 my privilege to have oflicial knowl
edge of Gen. Dana's administration in the Val
ley of tho Mississippi in 1864-'65; his marked
efficiency as Commander of the Districts of
icksburg and West Tennesseo led to tho tem
porary revival of tho Sixteenth Corps; and
further successes wero speedily followed by a
second chango of title, and tho creation of tho
Department of Mississippi as his command.
A urn immense Department of Mississippi
commenced on tho north with Paducah and
Cairo, included Natchez and Vicksbur-' on tho
south, extended eastward to the Tennessee
River, and indefinitely westward; with nu
merous "disaffected" towns and cities held by
garrisons and forts, and, below Cairo, an ag
gre3sivo country population of bushwhackers,
guerrillas, and spies, who had formerly broken
our railroads, rendered navigation dangerous,
destroyed supplies, and smuggled to the rebel
armie3; a large forco of enterprising veteran
rebel cavalry in western Tennessee and north
ern Mississippi was a constant menaco to tho
cntiro central valley ; our strong white regi
ments had boon taken by Gen. Sherman forhig
Atlanta campaign ; but, under these conditions,
with insufliciewt troopg, wo suffered no loss or
reverse daring Gon. Dana's long command.
His foresight, energy, and activity, and prompt
execution of Gen. Shermau's plans and Gen.
Canby's orders, earned repeated commenda
tions from those Generals. Thos. H. Harbis,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Hot Springs, S. D.
Memorial Day in Kentucky.
Editor National Tblbtxe: In my last
communication I gave yon the facts in re
gard to the churches at this place refusing
the nse of their houses for Memorial services
on Sunday, May 24. It is now my pleasure
and privilege to state that the pnstor ami
members of the Christian Church threw their
doors open to the G.A.E. to hold their Me
morial services in, and had the church most
beautifully decorated with, fine pot-plants
cat flowers, and Old Glory prominently dis
played in different parts of the house; also,
large letters in evergreen and roses back of
the pnlpit where every one could see them :
""Welcome, G.A.K." We also Iind the pleas
ure of listening to the ablest and moat
patriotic sermon ever delivered in Lebanon
on a like occasion. It was delivered by the
pastor of the church, Elder Ira M. BoswelJ.
The house was tolerably well filled. We
also had a large crowd at the National Ceme
tery near here, and fine addressee by Hon.
T. Z. Morrow, of Somerset, ICy., and Mnj.
"W. J. Lisle, of this place, and after the graves
of onr comrades were strewn with flowers
and the benediction, we distributed nearly
1,000 small flags to the children who were
present. "We have buried here about 900 of
the brave boys who wore the blue. T. T.
Baldwin, Lebanon, Ky.
A Delightful Itennlon.
Recently there appeared in The Na..
tional Tribune the following notice :
"Wanted Lewis Balliett, formerly of Co.
F, 10th Regiment, O. Y. C, whose present
residence is unknown. "Whoever will firab
inform the undersigned of his whereabouts,
so I can correspond with him, will Jbe lib
erally rewarded. Address S. S. Balliett,
The following letter gives the result :
The Ohio Scspendek Co.. 7
Mansfield, O.. June 3, 1806. J
DeauSik: The first insertion of Hie notice lr
question located Mr. Lewis Balliett at Excelsior
Sprinc. Mo., ivhera ho is nt present fur his healtb.
Tho lint information we received concerning
him wns n letter from himself c'vlntr his location,
nnd Mr. P. S. Balliett left on the Hrat train for
there, nud I nm in receipt of i telegram from liua
stating thnt they nro now enjoying their first vhiife
together in 30 years.
Your.- truly. Thk Ohio Susi-eoeij Co.,
Per 13. J. Balliett. Tre-ourer.
Society of Veterans ot Indian "Wars.
This is a flourishing organization, which
confines its membership to those who as offi
cers or soldiers rendered the country service
in any of its Indian wars. Its numbers are
increasing very rapidly. A bill is before
Congress to grant all its members the right
to wear its badge. The organizer and Secre
tary is "Wm. Thornton Parker, AL D., Grove
Reduced Rates to Chicago.
Account of the Democratic National Conven
tion. Chicago, 111., the B. & 0. E. R. will sell
excursion tickots from all Ticket Statious on.
its linos east of thoOhio Eiver, for all traius
July 3, 4, 5 and 6, good for return passage until
July 12 inclusive, at ono siugl fare for tha
Tickets will, also, be sold by all connecting
Tho B, & O. maintains a double dailyservica
of fast vcstibuled express trains, with Pullmaa
Sleeping and Diuing Cars attached, runuing
through to Chicago solid without chango or
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