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TTjE GRAND ARljY.
What is Being Done oy the Veterans
for the Good of the Order.
Additional Aids-dc-Csimp Ap.polntpd Na
tional Encampment-Other Mutters.
Hbadqiis Guakw Army of the Republic I
Indianapolis, Ikd., Juno 24, 1S9G. J
Goncral Oidors, No. 11. .
Tho following additional appointments or
Aids-dc-Cnrnp nro announced. They Will BO
jbexed and respected accordingly:
California and Nevada W. a Barton, Sol
diers' Home, Los Angeles.
Illinois James II. Croxvdor, Bethany.
Indiana Lew Wallace, Crawfordsvillo; D.
B. Smith, Kokomo; Charles M. Scott, New
Iowa J. J. Bailey, West Branch.
Kentucky John Fowler, Louisville. -
Louisiana and Mississippi J. P. Jaillot, Now
Michigan-Frank C. Trowbridge, pctroit;
Stephen A. Crane, Owosso; W. E. Marshall,
Sagiuaw, E. S.; Herbert A. Backus, Detroit
Minnesota Georgo P. Sabin, St. Paul ; Geo.
Q. White, Minneapolis, Major, U. S. A., lie--
New Jersey John H. Crisscy, Newark.
New York Edward B. Dickinson, Brooklyn ;
Edward Openslaw, New Biighton.
Teunessce-Cr.Bush.City of Mexico; John
G. Kenn, Nashville.
Toxas John Roch, Stephenville.
The Inspector-General reports to these Head
quarters that up to tho 15th of tho present
month ho had reeoived reports of Department
luBpcctots from only 23 Departments, and of
Assistant Inspectors-General fiotn only nine of
the 45 Departments from which reports arc due.
Thia neglect is a serious embarrassment to
tho Inspector-General and greatly detri
mental to the interest of the Order. The Commander-in-Chief
therefore urges all Department
Inspectors and all Assistaut Inspectors-General
who have not performed their duty under Arti
cle V or Chapter V of tho Rules and Regula
tions, to do so immediately, and send their re
ports to William M. Oliu, Inspector-General,
The Surgcou-Gencral reports that tho Medi
cal Directors of tho Departments have been
Terr remiss in sendincr in their reports to him.
These reports should be promptly forwarded
by tho 1st day of July to Dr. J. B. Whitiug,
Surgeon-General, Jauesville, Wis., in order to
enable him to mako his report to tho Com-xnaudor-iu-Chiof
before tho National Encamp
ment. Tho consolidated report of tho Adjutant-General
for Dec 31, 1895, was delayed beyond a
reasonable timo by the failure to receive the
reports from two Departments.
If tho comrades desire to know the present
condition of the Grand Army of tho Republic
at St. Paul, every Post Adjutant must consider
himself personally responsible to assist therein
by sending his report to the A. A.-G. of his De
partment before July 1.
The new edition of tho Blue Book, prepared
fcy Comrade Robert B. Beath, containing all tho
decisions down to tho present administration,
is now complotcd, and requisitions will be filled
after the 1st of July. Comrades desiring them
ehould mako requisitions through Post Quar
termaster on the A. Q. M.-G. of their Depart
ment. As has been previously announced, tho 30th
National Encampment will be held in St. Paul,
Minn., Sept. 2 to 4, 189G.
Tho attention of Department Commanders
is called to the necessity of obtaining definite
information at once as to tho number of com
rades who expect to attend tho National En
campment, in order that proper accommoda
tions may be provided. It Trill bo impossible
to mako these arrangements on a few weeks'
-notice. This information should bo sent to C.
W. Horr, Chairmau Accommodation Committee,
The rate of ono cent per mile to St Paul has
been named in all territory controlled by tho
Western Passenger Association, tho Central
Traffic Association, and half faro from tho At
lantic Coast to Buffalo, Pittsburg and similar
points, to be added to tho rate of ono cent per
mile from theso points to St. Paul. The half
faro rate in territory cast of Buffalo is equiva
lent to about one cent a mile. Tho Soo Line,
reaching Nevr England and other Eastern
points, has named a one-cent rate. Tho South
ern Passenger Association has named a half
fare rate. From the Pacific Coast the rate will
be half fare. All ticketB will l-o limited.
The Commander-in-Chief is much gratified
by tho hearty respotibo to requests for dona
tions to assist our comrades in tho South in the
proper observance of Memorial Day. Every
requisition for monoy or flags was duly ap
proved, and there was a surplus loft. From re
ports received, tbo day was honored and ob
served with greater unanimity than in any
Past Commander-in-Chief S. S. Burdctt being
unable to servo on the committee appointed in
General Order!, No. 5, on account of his health,
Past Commander-in-Chief John G. B. Adams is
"hereby appointed Chairman of said committee,
and Comrade JIatt II. Ellis, of New York, is
appointed to fill the vacancy.
Col. II. S. Dietrich, Chierof Staff, particularly
desires Aids to send In their reports to him of
the Posts visited by them and such other in
formation as may be beneficial to the Order.
The Commander-in-Chief desires members of
bis stair, who can conveniently bo present at
St. Panl, to appear in the uniform of our or
ganization. By command of I. N. Walkee, Commander-in-Chief.
Jkvin Bobbins, Adjutant-General.
The 29th annual Encampment of the Depart
cnt, at Asbury Park, Juno 18 and 19, elected
ter. Post 58, Bioomfield: Chan.. Ciias. E. Hill.
Post 61, Red Bank ; Medical Director, John H.
1'rickett, Post Hi, Elizabeth. Council of Ad-
Roorman, Poit 3, Jersey City. Delegates to
National Encampment, S. C Magrath, (at
large,) Post 23. Trenton ; Wm. J. Buckley, Post
28. Patcrson ; Lewis J. Wendell. Post 11. New-
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Department Commander Stahl liasannohitfxl
the following staff ofliccrs: AsVt Adj't-Gen.,
I. P. Southwkk, Post 23, Trenton ; Ass't Q.M.
Gen., John Ramsey, Post 3, Jersey Cuy ; Judge
Advocate, R. G. Patterson, Post38, Jersey City
Ins.. E. F. Hann, Post 32, Atlantic City; Chief
Muhtering Officer, William Otsenberg, Post 8
Trenton; Chief of Staff, Wm. a Smith. Post
The Department Commander having boon
officially requested to invite tbo Posts in the
Department to a participation in tho Cuban-
Amorican Carnival aud Parade, to bo held for
thobouofitof the Cuban Army 1-unitary Corps,
in the city of Newark on Saturday, July 4
mindful of the unanimous and enthusiastic
-.action of the last Department Encampment on
, the Cuban resolutions, has for himself and staff
t accepted that invitation, and hereby requests
all buch Posts as can conveniontly attend,
cither as a body or by delegation, but more
especially tho Posta within easy reach of New-
ark, to mako an effort to attend aud thereby
- show that onr expressed sympathy was deeper
than w oids. Posts desiring to takopartshould
.at once commnnicalo with Past Department
Commaudor J. R, MuJlikcn, Newark, N. J.
The roster of tho 30th annual Encampment
of the Dnuarlment of Ohio has been issued It
, k complete in every detail,
Department Commander John Acklcy has
announced tho following staff appointments:
Asat Adj't-Gen., M. P. Stroupo, Aberdeen-
Asst Q. M. Gen., N. C. Johnson, Aberdeen'
Judge-Advocate, J. H.Hausor, Aberdeen; Ass't
. 'IiiH.-Gen., William L. Palm or. Carthago; Chief
Mustering Oilicer, Ed. C. Warner, Webster
ChWofStaff, N. C. Nash, Canton. '
' Headquarters have been established at Abor
decn. To euro ncrvouhiiesN, purify find .enrich your
Mood,' fake JIood'aSarBapariiltt. Takeonly Hood's.
tiie loliowmg oibcers: Dep't Com., Ernest C.
Stahl, Post 23, Trenton ; S. V. C, Geo. E. Mar
tin, Tost 5. Camden ; J. V. C. Samuel C.
ministration, John Lawrence, Post 67, New
JJrunswick; Win. II. Carman, Post 41, Asbury
Park; Geo. B. Stinsou, Post28, Patcreon ; Wm.
W. Corricll. Post 73, Plainfield: Frederick
uiu., w. s. jjiucu, x-ohi. o. jersey uuy; w. Jj.
Miller, Post 41, Asbury Park; Abraham Lower,
Post 87. Point Pleasant; Joseph Colyer, Post
110, Newark; W. H. Black. Post 3. JersevCitv.
SONS OF VETERANS.
News from Various Divisions Words of En
Tho following is tho official roster of officers
of tho Mainn Division Com., L. L. Cooper,
Augusta; S. V. C, A. M. Soule, Portland;
J. V. C, E. E. Allen, Freoport. Division Coun
cil, Geo. E, Spinney, Gorham; I. F. Madden,
Bath; C. E. Morrill, Auburn; Dologate-at-Largo,
W. If. Loony; Alternate-at-Large, E.
H. E. Burroughs;-Delegates, C.S. Wilson, D.
O. Brown, J. G Colby; Alternates, F. B. Weeks,
E. Woodbury, L. H. Harding; Adj't.Geo. H.
Bangs, Angusta; Q. M., Thomas A. Cooper,
Augusta; Surg., E. H. R. Burroughs, Sanford;
Chap., Geo. E. Loighton. Skowhogan; Judge
Advocate, Edward R. Gould, Rockland.
The chief interest in tho Stato Encampment
of tho Sons of Veterans at Wavorly last weok
centered in tho election of officers, which re
sulted as follows: Com., A. G. Courtney, Syra
cuse; S. V. C, E. W. Estes, Clayton; J. V. C.,
C. I. Doniorost, Waverlv. Division Council,
Philip Reese, New York; Charles Hipgins,
ScnecaFnlls; John Parkhurst, Pulaski. Delc-gatc-at-Largo.
Adam C. Listman, Syracuse;
Altornate-at-Larco. II. C. H. Cooper, Rochester.
The next annual Encampment will bo held in
The seventh nnnnal Encampment of tbo Di
vision, held at Watertown, Juno 3, 4, 5, nnd 6,
elected the following oflicers: Com., Z. C. Green,
White; S. V. G, T. R. Cooper, Huron; J. V. C,
S. E. Tubbs, Henry; Council, G. a Baker,
Arlington; G. H. Klcinsmidt, Blunt; E. S.
Wheolock, Watertown ; Q. M E. E. Tompkins.
White. .Delegates aud alternates to tho 13th
annual Encampment of the Commaudery-in-Chitof;
Dekgate-at-Largc, F. A. Bui dick, White;
Altcrnatc-at-Large, Fred Williams, Piorre;
Delegate, Charles A. Wheelon, Pierre; Alter
nate, T. B. Cooper, TTtfron.
Tho Commander has appointed tho following
staff officers: Adj't, H. A." "Parsons, White;
Chap., R. J. Courtney, Okobojo; Ins., E. A.
Burdick, White; Mustering Officer, W. D. Nel
son, Pierre; Judge-Advocate, Henry Murray,
Sturgis; Surg., Dr. H. C. Burch, Redfield; S.
M., A. J. Runiory, Columbia.
Tho Watertown Encampment decided to
put up for competition a beautiful banner, to
bo given each year into the custody of tho
Camp that passes tho best inspection. Tho
Cnmp showing tho best average will bo desig
nated as tho "Banner Camp" of tho Division,
and will bo entitled to tho possession of tho
banner until tho next inspection. In tho pur
cliaso of the banucr the G.A.R. agreed to ap
propriate $25. and each Camp was requested jlo
donate the sum of $2, to be forwarded to Adj't
H. A. Parsons, Chairmau of the Banner Com
mittee. It is hoped that this competition will
result in increased interest and enthusiasm.
The winning of tho banner and the honor at
tached thereto is certainly worth tho honest,
painstaking effort of each and every Camp. By
a vote of tho Encampment a committee, consist
ing of H. A. Parsons, Chairman; W. D. Nelson,
G. C. Baker, and A. J. Rumery, was appointed,
with full power to act.
Minnesota Ladle,' Aid.
The fourth annual Convention of the Ladies'
Aid Societies auxiliary to tho S. of V., Divis
ion of Minnesota, was held at Wells, Juno 1G
and 17. A largo amount of business was trans
acted. The first day's session was mainly taken
up with tho officers' reports, which showed a
small but healthy gain in membership, and tho
appointments of tho different committees. Tho
ritualistic work of the Order was exemplified
in the forenoon of the second day.
In the afternoon tho election of officers was
held and other business transacted for tho good
of the Order. Tho ladies attending this Con
vention are loud in their praises of tho treat
ment received from the good sisters aud citizens
at Wells. Tho Convention was tho most suc
cessful ono yet hold in the history of tho Order.
At a reception and ball given in honor of the
S. of Y. aud L.A.S. on Wednesday evening, Mrs.
Rose D. Patterson was presented with a very
pretty breastpin, set with pearls and rubies.
Tho following aro tho new Division officers:
Pre8., Rose D. Patterson (re-elected), Princeton;
V.-P., Grace Taylor, Wells; Treas., Augusta
Harmon, Princeton; Chap., Lolla Joslin, Roy
alton; Council, Mary Stodieck, Minneapolis;
Mrs. Brainard, Minneapolis; Mate Smith, Oa
seo; Chief of Staff, Millie Gilbert, Minneapolis;
Installing and Mustering Officer, Blauch Tay
lor, Minneapolis; Inspecting Officer, Sarah E.
Lyons, Minneapolis. Delegates, Mary E. Sto
dicck, Minneapolis; Rosamond Do JLestry, St.
Paul; Alternates, Agnes Warham, Minneapo
lis; Mrs. Crego, St. Paul. Division Correspond
ent, Agues Warham.
Veteran Cavalry Association of Philadel
phia. This is tho title of a new organization com
posed, as tho namo implies, of the veteran
cavalrymen of the lato war. The leading
spirits in its formation aro the same comrades
who gavo tho Grand Army its first Post of
mounted men, "Tho Cavalry," No. 35. It is-
not intend I to interfere with or antagonize
the Grand Army or Veteran Legion, but will
perhaps assist each of theso by introducing
new members from among those who may
affiliate. Its objects aro beneficial and social,
non-sectarian and non-secret. Its first officer?,
elected June!, areas follows: Pres., Capt.S. D.
Franklin, 20th Pa.; V. P., E. J. Smith, 1st
Iowa; Sec, J. C. Hunterson, 3d Pa.; Treas., G.
D. Uber, 5th Pa. Trustees, W. B. Morgcy, 5th
Pa., R. Newburg, 1st N. J., and F. H. Ellis, 20th
Pa. The first expenditure authorized was for
a subscription to Tub National Tbibun'k,
which many of tho comrades receive at their
homes, hut a copy was deemed necessary at tho
room of the Association. Committees were ap
pointed to secure permanent quarters, arrange
a library, and secure additional members. In
dications all point to a healthy, substantial or
ganization. Although the Statistics of the
War, now complete, give a loss of 10.495 dead
cavalrymen, an excess of deaths on tho ratio of
enlistment over tho iufantry, there aro enough
live cavalrymen tramping cobblestones in tho
Quaker City to make a large and influential
Oklahoma Ex-Prisoners of War.
During tho sixth annual Encampment of the
Department, at Enid, last May. a permanent
organization ofux-Prisoners of War was effected
and a constitution "adopted. H. C. Magoon,
Pond Creek, was chosen President ; C. J. La
Rue,Sternes,Vico-Presidcut; and Albert Ham
mer, Enid, Secretary.
Tf,l8 at fort Kilcy.
An official test of tho new military rifle, tho
Kxag-Jorgenscn, was made at Fort Riley, Kan.,
tho other day, under the direction of Dr. J. D.
Griffith, of Kansas City, member of the United"
States Association of Military Surgeons, aud
Chairman of the National Committee on Test
ing Now Guns, assisted by a dozen attending
surgeons and photographers. The object of
the test was to find out tho relative effects of
the uto of tho Krag-Jorgenscn gun from a hu
manitarian point of view as compared with
other rifles. This test has demonstrated to tho
minds of thoso who participated that tho Krag
Jorgcnsen gun cannot be called a humane gun.
At distances up to 1,000 yards tho explosive
quality of the Krag-JorgeuBen bullet, aud con
bcquetitly the cruelty of its use, is terrific.
Tho-crplosivo quality is most marked in soft
tissues aud cavities, the brain and lung tissues
being terribly torn and tho heart burst. When
vh-cciaare grazed by a bullet they aro much
mutilated. Blood vcsscIb are cut, not torn
hence the death rato on tho field will bo very
great four killed to one wounded, probably.
Tendons aro tic only tissues in the body which
Seemed to be turned aside by the ball. A test
of Blirapuol shot UEod by the artillery followed
tho Krau-JorKcnson test. To do effective work
tho shell should burst 30 or 40 yards in front
of the object aimed at. Some very effective
wounds wero obtained, and the opinion
strengthened that tho shrapnel gun is to bo
tho man killer of tho future.
Reduced Rates to Washington.
Tho Young People's Society of Christian
Endeavor will hold their Annual Meeting in
Washington, D. C, July 7 to 13.
For this occasion the B. & O. E. R. Co. will
Boll tickets from all points on its lino East of
tho Ohio River to Washington at ono single
faro for tho round trip, July G to 8. inclusive,
valid for return passage until July 15, inclusivo,
with tho privilege of an additional extension
until July 31 by depositing tickets with Joint
Agent at Washington.
Tickets will also bo on salo at stations of all
Delegates should not loso slgbt of tho fact
that all B. & O. trains run via Washington.
THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, Df 0., THURSDAY, JULY 8, 1896:
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THE RELIEF CORPS,
Gleanings from National Headquar
ters Notes from Departments.
Of What tho toyal Relief Corps Is Doing
from Maine to Orccon Practical Teach
ing of Fatriotism and tovo for tho Unj.
"W.R.C. OFFICERS HONORED.
Laura A. Bates, President of tho Nohraska
Soldiers' Homo Board, attended tho meeting of
the Northwestern Soldiers' Homo Association,
at Grand Rapids, Mich., in her official capacity.
Sho is aho Secretary and Treasurer of tho asso
ciation. Tho National Convention of Charities and
Corrcctipns mot at tho samo timo and place,
when Mrs. Bates took a placo on tbo program.
Topic, " Work of tho W.R.C."
Past Department President Loniso Barnum
Bobbins again represented Michigan, by ap
pointment of tho Governor, at tho meeting of
National Charities and Corrections.
Tho Journal of Proceedings. 17th Annual
Convention, Department of Massachusetts,
W.IJ.C, is a volume of 2o5 pages, issued in
handsome stylo by E. B. Stillings, of Boston,
and bearing tho portrait of Past Department
President Eva T. Cook as a frontispiece. Por
traits of Department Secretary Mary E. Eliot
and Department Trcasuror Sarah E. Fuller ap
pear in tho volume
Thcro is matter of intcrost on ovory pago ot
tho Journal, and much to excite admiration and
emulation; but tho summary in tho Deuart
ment President's address, page 45, is tho crown
ing sheaf of all.
It is there reported that, with a membership
of 13,509. tho Department of Massachusetts last
year expended in tho several lines of relief, pa
triotic tcacbinc: and Memorial Day the magniu
cent sum of $23,140.91.
Tho Journal of IGth Annual Convention,
Department of New Hampshire, W.R.C., ap
pears in good stylo from tho Farmer's Cabinet
press. Mil ford, a half-tone portrait of Past De
partment President II. Lizzie- Foster adorning
Tho Journal is a record of which New Hamp
shire may bo proud, particularly in tho exposi
tion of work for tho veterans at tho Soldiers'
Homo and on behalf of the soldier Mecca at
Weirs. A G.A.R. Bureau of Patriotic Instruc
tion has been established in Now Hampshire,
in connection with Patriotic teaching, which
other Departments may well emulate This
bureau engages tho sorviccs of Union soldiers
to deliver, on call, lectures recounting tho story
of tho great struggle for the flag, and so awaken
tho enthusiasm of tho rising generation in les
sons of good.
NEW YORK ft'.R.C. HOME.
Department Correspondent Helen I. Parker
writes that tho NcwYork Relief Corps Homo
is fast Hearing completion, but awaits tho elec
tric light, sewerage, and water before it can ho
furnished aud opened. Members of tho Com
mission visited tho Home, iollowing Depart
ment Encampment, and wero satisfied with re
Now York Corps have contributed liberally
to tho erection fund, aud will largely furnish
the institution, and Mrs. Parker says, in con
"Tho building stands on a sightly location
among tho hills near to tho villago of Oxford,
with the Chenango Eivor flowing along tho
edge of tho sloping meadows which form the
grounds in front of the Home. It is a beauti
ful spot, and here may many valiant souls
thosu who have been faithful to their country's
causo find a rcsting-placj until called from
tho comforts with which a grateful peoplo nan
provide them to tho mansions of rest above'
DEPARTMENT OF OIIIO.
In conformance with a vote of Department
Convention, President Emma F. Cressinger, of
Ohio, has appointed a woman in each of tho 88
Counties in tho State to look up homes for the
soldiers' orphans at tho Stato Home, who,
under tho law, must leavo that institution at
the ago of 1G.
Tho following -Chairmen of standing com
mittees arc announced: Soldiora' Homo, Lottio
D. Croslcy, Columbus; Relief. Mary Mason,
MeHna; Ohio Orphans' Christmas, Margarot
F. Wilson, Greenfield ; Patriotic Instruction,
Ellen Jenkins, Washington Courthouse.
DEPARTMENT OF LOUISIANA.
Fourth annual Convention, Department of
Louisiana, W.IJ.C, was another stepping-stouo
in tho successful work performed by Depart
ment President Josephino B. Lewis and her
associates. Twenty-threo Corps wero reported,
with a membership of 588. Seven of theso
Corps are located in Now Orleans, Headquar
ters of the Department.
In her annual address the Department
President acknowledges tho important serv
ices of Col. C. Antoine, Department Mus
tering Officer, G.A.R., who has dono much to
extend tho Order amoug the Posts.
Several Corps of New Orleans assisted tho
Grand Army and Sons of Veterans in Me
morial Day observances. Tho Slates of tho
Union wero represented in the parado by 44
little girls in National colors, under tho direc
tion of the Woman's Relief Corps. Many beau
tiful floral offerings wero placed on tho sol
diers' monument, and tho United States
troops fired tho salute. Ex-Gov. Warmoutb
was orator of tho day.
NOT SOLICITING FUNDS.
Tho Editor; having received a postal card
signed Jennie E. Sturtevant, Prcsidentof Corps
111, Pembroke, Mass., soliciting funds to assist
the Grand Army in a Memorial Hull building,
made duo announcement in The National
Tiuiw.NK. Tho President whoso namo was
used denies in toto that aho cither directly or
indirectly permitted such uso of her name.
President Sturtevant writes that Joseph E.
Simmons Corps, 111, have orccted a very nice
hall for the use of Post, Corps, and S. of V.,
which will bo named when dedicated.
AN OKLAHOMA. WORKER.
Much successful work was dono last year ia
the Relief Corps ranks of Oklahoma. During
tho administration of President Pomcroy nine
Corps were added to tho roster, making 21 in
Department Encampment and Convention
were held at Enid, forming tho largest assem
blage of the kind ever held in Oklahoma Terri
tory, and described by those who havo been
present at similar meetings in tho older States
as, in many respects, equal to any. Comrade
Cater, of Ncshitt, was olected Department
Commander, aud he, like every other oilicer on
tho staff, is a warm friend of tho W.R.O., with
possibly ono exception.
Tho improved status of tho W.R.C. work ia
Oklahoma is attributed to tho work of Presi
dent Pomeroy, who mado a tour of tho Terri
tory, strengthening the Corps, organizing new
ones, and exciting much cuthusiasm among
Grand Army comrades wherever she appeared.
Department Headquarters, W.R.C., this year
are at Oklahoma City, and President Laux has
been acting upon applications for charters
from localities visited by President Pomeroy.
Thcro is an earnest desire on tho part'of
President Ponieroy's friondB throughout Okla
homa Territory to heo her made a National ofli
cor at tho coming National Convention. Tho
place they hope to see her fill is that of Na
tional Senior Vice-President. Sho has tho in
dorsement of all the leading Grand Army and
Relief Corps ofliccrs hi Oklahoma, and hosts of
others in Pennsylvania aud Missouri, whero
sho formerly resided.
DEPARTMENT OF MAINE.
Department Correspondent Inzotta A. Small
reports a number of Belief Corps women deliv
ering addresses on Memorial Day by invitation
of Posts. Tho day was more universally ob
served than ever before, and the exercises wore
moro impressive. Among tho womon orators
were Florcnco Porter, Canton; Margaret C.
Hunter, Cherry Hold, and Past Department
President Ella Jordan Mason, Biddeford.
Past President Mason, who delivered tho ad
dress at Livcrtnorc Falls, was invited to spend
tho Sabbath there, which invitation was ac
cepted. Sabbath evening sho spoke in the
Methodist Church, Past Department Chaplain
Rev. M. Southard, pastor. With such powor
did alio present tho work dono by tho Belief
Corps women of Maino on bohalf of tho old sol
diers, that at tho dose of tho mooting a collec
tion of $100 was taken for tho W.R.C. Homo at
Our correspondent thinks that if tho Post
Corps, and citizens of every town in Maine
would follow the cxamplo of tho littU Tillage
of Liverraoro Falls, Maiho would soon hnvo tho
lacai noma lor mo veteran nuu u ttmu, nun.u
tho Relief Corps so much desire to sco.
Department President Bollo J. Palmer has
instituted a Corps at Old town with 31 mem
bers. Sho was assisted by Rolicf Corps women
from Bangor aud Orouo. There was an open
installation, with comrades prcsont, followed
by a- banquet and a social hour.
This Corps formerly bolongcd to the Stato
Reliof Corps, but realizing tho advantages of
belonging to tho Nstloual Ordor they haYO re
organized. Other Stato Corp3 will follow. In
union is strength, and our loyal women ovqry
"whoro aro beginningto understand that there
is not only iucrcascd opportunity for oflectivo
work on bohalf of tho soldior, but exceeding
honor in being identified with tho only offi
cial auxiliary of tho Grand Army of tho Re
public SOUTn DAKOTA.
Helen A. Hobbs, Secretary of Phil Kearny
Corps, 4, Yankton, S. D., reports prosperity and
incionsod interests in W.R.C. work in that city.
Memorial Day was novor so generally obsorved,
tho wholo city taking part.
Tho nrotticst sicht of all was tho school chil-
dron in line, led by Prof. Vort, holding a littlo
girl by tholiand, wearing a G.A.IJ. badge, lho
Yankton Cemetery now numbers GG soldiers'
graves, making 12 moro names on tho death
roll than there aro ou tho rolls of Phil Koarny
At Sturgis, S. D., Calvin Dnko Post and Corps,
assisted by civic socioties, school children, and
an immense concourse of citizons, joined in
Memorial oxorcisesat the-pavilion, after which
all proceoded to tho cemetery, decorating tho
graves with masses of beautiful flowers.
Garfield Corps, 40, Wichita, Kan., i3 reported
by Sally America Pnino as steadily active, gain
ing now members, aiding old soldiors, visiting
tho sick, and so on. An open meeting is held
monthly, when cornradesarc prcsont and lunch
is sorvod. Encouraged by tho Corps, tho Sons
of Veterans and Ladies' Aid Society aro doing
Tluough tho efforts of President Mason, of
Garfiold Corps. Anson Skinner Camp, S. of V.,
carried a beautiful silk flag on Memorial Day.
Our correspondent reports a moro universal
observanco of Memorial Day than over before.
All business suspended.
Garfield Post lost 20 members last year from
death, which itself imprcssod tho lessons of tho
day moro fully upon the hearts of all partici
pating. Garfield Post and Corps decorated 158
graves in tho several city cemeteries.
DEPARTMENT OF JIARYLAND.
Department Correspondent Lizzio C. Ahum
writos that-a report of the extensive observance
of Memorial Day by Baltimore Corps was de
layed by her illness. It is certainly a credit
able showing on behalf of tho handful of loyal
women of that Stato.
Part of tho Memorial oxercises in Lyceum
Theater, which were all of a"patriotic character,
were tnl-lcatix of scenes in army life, aftor which
50 young wonitnf representing States and Ter
ritories of (he Union, executed a grand march,
closing with a tableau aud tho singing of "My
Country, 'Tis of Thee."
Tho exercises at tho National Cemetery sur
passed thoso of former years. The Relief Corps
decorated tho handsomo monument erected by
them iu memory of lho unknown dead.
DEPARTMENT OF ILLINOIS.
A grand reception was tendered Department
President Mary E. McCauley, upon hcr-arrival
homo at Oln-y from, the Convention held at
Cairo. The Oltioy cornet band met her at tho
depot accompanied iby large delegations of
G.A.R. and W.R.C.
Olncy i3 (iroud to buvcTonoof hor representa
tive women chosen to fill this important office.
On Memorial Day Department President .Mc
Cauley made an impressive address, following
tho orator of the day.ERov; Hou::h.
Post No. 25 contributed $25 to tho cyclouo
sufferers of East St. Louis. They have moved
into their new quarters, which havo been nicely
furnished by the Corps.' r
Whipple Post is one of tho largest in Illinois,
named for Capt. Louis Whipple, of 39th III., de
scribed by his comrades as ouoof tho bravest of
tho brave. 'This Post has increased from a
membership of 37 to 150 iTho Corps has been
to thom a source of gruat strength.
Flora McWilliams tuns bceu appointed Pres3
Correspondent, and to her are wo indebted for
news from Illinois. i
7 (Jrkgoij-'oojnVention. :'
The Oregon Convention passed off with-great
eclat, and Department Prcsidont Mary Scott
Myers was tho recipient of many honors in
recognition of her magnificent work for tho
year. The Department Prcsidont'? address
and summary of the reports showed that great
progress had been made in numbers and good
work. Tho roward of untiring- labors W3S tho
addition of six Corps to tho roster with an ag
gregate membership of 122.
Tho seventh Corps was worked up by Depart
ment President Myers, with a charier member
ship of 24, location at Miuoral Point, on tho
Pacific Coast, but tho application did not reach
Headquarters in timo for institution before
Convention was' tho plcasantest and most
businesslike) yet hold iu tho Department.
There was a combined effort to induce tho De
partment Prcsidont to accopt a second term,
hut sho rcspliitely declined. Her work on be
half of patriotic teaching iu tho schools of
Oregon has created an enthusiasm heretofore
unknown, aud tho introduction of patriotic
songs and recitations into Convention was a
delightful relief to thu usual business routine.
By invitation, the Rolicf Corps oll'cors woro
installed at tho Auditorium with thosu of tho
Grand Army. At tho closo a touching littlo
incident was chronicled: A young mother
who had brought her baby to Convention sent
up tho request that President Myers should
publicly namo tho child. Thoro was but a
moment for her to think of it, but that mo
ment was an inspiration.
Department Commander Ethan W. Allen be
ing present, by President Myers's request, bo
detailed the Department Chaplain to proiiounco
the blessing. Custer Corps, of which tho young
woman was a mom her, gave tho ring.
Everyone was surprised whon President
Myers, placing the ring on tho child's finger,
pronounced tho namo of Mary Allen Custer,
thus combining her own name, Commander
Allen's aud that of thu illustrious Gen. Custer,
for whom tho Post and Corps aro named. It
was n very touching coroniony, and there woro
many oyes wot with tears drawn by tho forco
of sweet memories.
Tho Biiiros'jor of President Myers is Sarah E.
McCowu, ofOregon City; Counselor, Mary Scott
DEPARTMENT OF IDAHO.
Our correspondent from Murray, Villa A.
Phalen, cives a beautiful picturo of Memorial
Day in that little mining camp, nestling in tho
Coeur d'Alenc Mountains, filled with sturdy
business men and rugged miners, who make a
success of everything they undertake.
Eight old soldiers and 20 members of tho
Reliof Corps met at Grand Army Hall, and led
by Cuuimaudor Albert Otto aud joined by tho
school children and citizens, all" on foot, they
proceeded to the graveyard, whero appropriate
sorviccs were held. ' "
Chaplain A. O. Ingalls5,' in a touching Me
morial Day nddross, nladdToforcnco to Comrade
Andrew Allen, whosoMUcaehcd bones had been
laid to rest hut a fewliPy-'f'uoforo by a group of
old comrades. Co in raVleT Allien served iu Co. B,
Glth III., and was dtatflfaYged Oct. 18, 18G4,
having been wounded in b6th shoulders iu tho
tcrriblo charges at Atlah't.f.1
Ho wandered to tho far West in search of
gold, and occupied a ciibiii at Eagle, tho oldest
town in tho Coeur uAlono Mountains. In
November, 1893, ho wpplj hunting, intonding
to return tho samo ovenjng, but if not, ho told
his partner, ho wouid0sjay over night at a
cabin near an Italian r.a.upb.
As ho did not return.,) search was mado for
him. Thoy followed ,lj is rail ovor tho snow
for somo distance, but, fjirujly lost it, and after
searching for a week theyjwero forced to give
up on account of thohoavy snows. However,
they had found his hatchet, hunting-knifu nnd
gun, which container! "otio empty shall, indi
cating that ho had accidentally shot himself or
been killed by a wildanlfaal.
A prospector camo across tho bones tho early
part of May, 1S9W, and bringing them to
Murray, thoy wore buridd by Canby Post, of
which he was an honored' membor. Aftor tho
final sal u to and roll of drums tho bugle-call of
Mights out" was civen by Duano D. Phalon, a
child of 10 years, and ho wishes to know if ho
was tho youngest bugler iu tho United States
Canby Post bugler, Frank Rcichcr, having
answered his last call somo months ago, there
was no ono left to tako his place except tho son
of a Corps member. In tho afternoon tho vet
erans of Canby Post joined tho Bund of Mercy
and marched with them to tho cemetery,
where Dr. A. O. Instills, Post Chaplain, and
Adjutant Adam Aulbach mado brief ad dr eases,
dwolHng npoo tho virtues of t9 dear ones
lying at thoir foot.
Our correspondent writes that all mention
of patriotio and memorial doings in The NA
TIONAL Tkihunb aro eagerly panned by tho
G.A.R. and W.R.C. of Idaho, who, ono and all,
rcitcrato tho sontiraont oxpressed by Col.
Ingersoll, "Choors for tbo living and toan for
At Decatur, 111., on Momorial Day, tho
school children, undor direction of Dunham
Corps, 4, gavo "Columbia's Momorial" in beau
tiful stylo. Tho ontiro program was fine,
under tho direction of Effio R. Kennedy. Tho
Sons of Veterans and L.A.S. joined the W.R.C.
and school children in strewing tho soldiers'
graves with flowers.
Toledo Corps, 243, Toledo, obsorved its first
Momorial Day as a distinct association by mak
ing 200 wreaths for Toledo Post, besides pro
paring special de3igii3 for tho graves of Judgo
R. II. Cochran, Gen. Jamos B. Stecdman, Gon.
Fuller. Chaplain H. M. Bacon, Capt. Henry G.
Norton, Capt. Duslin, and Capt. Le Barr.
Department Correspondent Louisa Clusky,
of Texas, roports that tho graves of tho bluo
and tho gray wero decorated at Waco, about
213 in all. In tho afternoon Memorial services
wero conducted at City Hail, which was
beautifully dfceorated. A fino program was
carried out; address by Rev. C. S. Rogers, of
Kansas. Gardner Work wns master of cere
monies aud Department TreasuroT Ada Work,
DEPARTMENT OF VERMONT.
Tho Canadian contingent, Department of
Vermont, W.R.C., observed Memorial May in
Montreal with fitting cxcrcisc3. Carriages
conveyed Hancock Post and Corps to and from
tho cemetery. Thero was a fino display of flags
aud boautifui floral designs for tho graves.
Rev. T. S. McWilliams, pastor of tho Ameri
can Presbyterian Church, and United States
Consul Anderson dclivored appropriate ad
dresses. President Coffin, of Hancock Corps,
presouted Rev. McWilliams at tho closo of his
D Rattory Corps, 27, West Burke, member
ship (JO, mado Memorial D.iy memorable by en
listing lho children in tho observances, as is
Ezra Stetson Corp?, Waterhury Centor, re
ports, through Gertrude Gilmoro, correspond
ent, numerous socials and festivals nt tho
homos of members. Tho small sum paid by
each nets handsomely for tho treasury.
Joyco Corps, 32, Poultnoy, holds monthly
sewiug meetings, to sew for tho Soldiers' Homo
at Bennington, where they hope to furnish a
Homo shortly. Among tho arrangements of
Memorial Day was a bouquet to the Unknown
Dead, given from Post and Corps. Dinner was
served to Post, Corps, and S. of V., and thoir
Airs. Mansur. Correspondent of Erastus Buck
Corps, Island Point, writes that tho Corps had
tho school children drilled losing, recite, and
read papers on patriotic subjects as part of Me
morial Day oxcrcisos at the cemetery. This
Corps did well by serving refreshments on
graduation evening at (he High School.
At Chester, thu day preceding Memorial Day,
a fino exhibition was givcu by the school chil
dren. All tho exercises "and songs illustrated
patriotism. Over 100 children took part, and
every school in town was represented. Tho
flag exercise, was very interesting, as well as
instructive. Tho "Memorial of tho Flowers"
was tho most elaborate and beautiful of tho
Memoiial Day was ol)3orvod by Henry Corps,
39, attending tho servicer at the cemetery, and
afterward listening to tho address of Col. Gold
ing, of Wilmington.
Hattio B. Richardson, Department Corre
DEPARTMENT OF NEBRASKA.
Past Department President Mary A. Morgan
reports-Nebraska truo to her record on Memo
rial Day. At Ayr. Herrou Corps united with
the Post aud S. of V. While there is no organ
izing society of D. of V., thero were a number
of soldiers' daughters, wearing blue gowns aud
white cuffs and collars, formed iu lino and
assisted iu tho exercises.
At tho cemetery, tho exercises around the
cenotaph and soldiers' graves wero conducted
by tho S. ol V., G.A.R., W.R.C, and their as
sistants, and the soldiers' graves decorated.
At Nebraska City, cxtciisivo observances
wero carried out by William Baumer Post and
Corps and Charles Wilson Post and Corps, both
on Memorial Sunday and Memorial Day; 80
soldiers' graves and two graves of members of
tho W.R.C. wero decorated at Wyuka ceme
tery. At Fremont, -McPherson Corps nnvailod a
monument to the Unknown Dead; President
Ida Piper in charge, and all the patriotic soci
eties of the place assisting. Memorial services
wero conducted by tho G.A.R. and S. of V.
The firing squad of tho S. of V. saluted tho
flag, and Kate B. Sherwood Tent, D. of V.,
assisted by 32 little girls, decorated tho graves.
At Fairbury, tho Grand Army and Relief
Corp3, escorted by National Guards and 1G
littlo girls iu white, united in Memorial ob
servances at Steele's Hall, whoro the decora
tinn including portraits of distinguished
Union soldiers, were most elaborate. Proceed
ing to tho cemetery, tho Grand Army service
was held, followed by that of the W.R.C. Then
the veterans aud flower-girls decorated tho sol
At Superior a procession of school children
bearing wreaths and flowers preceded tho
Grand Army, W.R.C, and civic societies in tho
Memorial Day march. At the church they ren
dered patriotic songs aud gavo the Flat; Salute.
They decorated thu graves at tho cemetery after
tho Grand Army exercises were over. '
After tho decoration of graves nt tho ceme
tery by Van Meter Post and Corps, Alma, tho
Corps assembled around the beautiful shaft on
tho soldiers' pl.it and paid their tributo to tho
At Lyons, after tho Grand Army service, tho
Relief Corps dedicated a monument to tbo un
known dead, tho S. of V. firing a salute. " Co
lumbia's Memorial," by 12 littlo hoys and girls,
under tho direction of Alma Wane, formed an
interesting part of tho exercises in thu hall.
Farragur, xppomattox, and Belknap Post3
and Corps, Lincoln, assisted by tho S. of V., D.
of V nnd school children, made Memorial Day
momor.tblo at Lincoln, the capital city of Ne
braska. Groups of children in red, white, and
bluo wero stationed along tho lino of march,
gavo tho Flag Salute, and sang patriotic songs
as tho processions passed.
Farragut Corps had improvised a mound,
which they decorated iu memory of tho un
known dead. Assisted by tho D. of V., the
Corps placed a floral flag at tho head, and a3
each member passed sho deposited a bouquet of
Ouo hundred and fifty children of Elliot
School, led by their teachers, rendered a pretty
Memorial servico and strewed tho graves of 55
soldiers in Grand Army circlo with flowers.
After that tho veterans, each accompanied by
a ltttto cnuu, uecoratoci tno graves, receiving
flowers, as thoy passed, from tho S. of V. and D.
Bon Thomson Corps, 130, Brownville, is pros
pering and adding numbers to its membership.
The Corps assisted the Post in all tho services
of Moinorial season. Of 31 soldiers' graves deco
rated at tho cemetery, ono was that of a soldior
who lost his life in tho Black Hawk war, and five
iu tho Mexican war. Much attention was given
to patriotic songs, sang by a choir of seven.
Twenty-four children dressed in white, with
red, white, and blue sashes, the hoys carrying
flags aud the girls flowers, wero in tho line of
march with Roberts Post and Corps and civic
societies, Ta Image. Marching to tho school
house, they wero joined by 100 school children,
beaded by I'rof. Sinclair, wheu all proceeded to
tho Opera House, which was uot large enough
to hold tho vast crowd.
After Momorial sorvices by tho Post tho Com
mander turned over tho meeting to the Roliof
Corps, whon "Columbia's Memorial" was beau
tifully givou by 24 children. Tho scene was
described aa having been vory inspiring, with
tho votoraus forming a background. " Colum
bia" was personated by Mary J odors, dressed in
red, whito, and blue, seated on a largo pedestal,
a color boarer holding a largo silk flag over her.
Wittslow Post and Corps, Mtlford, woro con
fronted by a vacant chair aud a charter draped
iu mourning when thoy entered the hall for
Momorial Day services, in memory of Comrado
Mosea Smith, who for 10 years had carried tho
colors on Memorial Day. He answered tho last
call less than two weeks beforo his friends woro
called upon to decorato tho soldiers' graves.
Tho school children of Ashland assisted Po3t
and Corps on Momorial Day, aud at Iloosior
Valley 100 Sunday-school children united with
Post, Corps, and S. of V. in Memorial Day ob
servances. At- Bartlcy tho children united in
beautiful sougs and recitations.
Ladles, send to Iluth Goldsmith, Chicago, 111., for free
package of IIoval Tka. It cures all female ulMoaes
Meetings and Other Matters Pjrtaining
to Various Organizations.
J. KBrown, Chairman of Press Committee,
Nooga: Reunion 5th HI. Cav. at Greenup, July
2, 3, and 4. ,!
Jobn Hayes, Corresponding Secretary, Red
Oak : Reunion of Crocker's Iowa Brigade at
Marabalttowu, Sept. 23 nnd 21. All soldiers
who havo at any timo served in tho Iowa Bri
gadb, composed of tho 11th, 13th. lath and IGth
Iowa, aro by tho Constitution cntitlod to mem
bership and aro cordially invited and urged to
Samuel Honston, Secretary, Lawrence: Re
union 2d Kan. at Forest Park, Ottawa, Sept.
1G, 17, and 18. '
F. M. Burnoy, Socrotary, Ottawa; Samuel
Houston, Chairman of Executive Committee,
Lawrence: Reunion of members of all Kansas
regiments at Forest Park, Ottawa, Sept. 16, 17,
and 18. when it is purposed to form a perma
nent organization to bo known as tho "Kansas
Stato Volun:ecr3' Association."
Tho annual Reunion of Troop G, l3t Mass.
Cav'., was held at the Rovero Hoii3c, in Boston,
June 17. Tho following oflicers wero elected :
Pres., A. A. Sherman ; V. P., S. N. Davenport;
Treas., A. C. Smith ; Sec, Oliver Downing."
Tho 7th Ma33. Association held its annnal
Reunion at Sabbatha Park, Taunton. Juno 15
It wa3 vory largely attended, aud ono of tho
mo3t interesting gatherings ever hold by tho
Tho 29th Mass. Association held its annual
Reunion in G.A.R. Hall, East Boston, Jane 17.
Tho following officers wero elected : Pres., Jo3.
A. Barnes; V.-P.'s, S. II. Dotcn, A. P. Fisher;
Treas., Joseph 0'Nil; Surg., Georgo King;
Chap., S. Hopkins Emery. Executive Commit
tee, Georgo A'. Taylor, Will H. Baker, A. S.
Brett, Comrade Hoxie. John Shauno, W. H.
Tyndalo, Lemuel Capen, N. S. Mellin, Georgo
Tho old Uh Mich, held its 24th annual Re
union at Hudson, Juno 19. Hudson gavo tho
veterans a royal welcome. A banquet was
hold in tho evening at the Opera House,
followed by a Campfiro. A. 11. Boie3. Presi
dent of tho Association, introduced Hon. O. A.
Janes, of Hillsdale, as master of ceremonies,
and tho program included speeches by Mayor
Stowoll, Lester H. Sahbury, Grant Fellowg,
Gen. Spalding. Dr. Oyril P. Brown, and Surg.
D. P. Chamberiin. Tho next meeting will
bo held at Monroe in 1897. Officers were elect
ed a3 follows: Pres., Georgo Spalding; V. P.'3,
Constant Luce, Wm. Gibson; Sec. and Treas.,
Charles F. Bra tier; Historian, A. H. Boies;
Surg., Dr. Chamberiin. Tho 75 veterans who
wore prcseut said they never had a better timo.
Thomas Everly, Brigade Secretary, Holrae3
ville, O.: Reiiuion Sherman's Brigade, consist
ing of tho Glth and Goth Ohio. McLaughlin's
Squadron of Ohio cavalry, and the 6th Oiiio
battery, at Jit. Vernon, O., Aug. 10 to lo, in
clusive. NEW YORK.
Tho 30th annual Reunion of the 140th N. Y.
was held at Glen Haven June 18, uearly 125
members aud their families being present. Iu
tho afternoon a target-shoot w:i3 held. The
prize, a gold badge, was won by A. D. Mosoley.
At 4 o'clock thero WU3 a short busiue33 se33iou.
A resolution was passed commending the La
dies' Auxiliary Corps for their actiou in reliev
ing aged and unfortunate veterans. The fol
lowing officers were elected for tho ensuing
year: Pres., M. W. Haight; V.-P.. Henry Al
len; Sec., A. S. Bo3twick, Rochester; Treas.,
R. Overburg. Executive Committee, Chas. W.
Root, A. S. Lewis, T. A. Buckley, Johu Hall,
and August Meyer.
Twenty-uine members of tho old 98th N. Y.
wore present at tho ninth annual Reunion of
tho regiment held at Newark tho other day.
The election of officers resulted: Pres., Charles
Prentiss; First V.-P., HAtkiuson; Second V.
P., D. W. Russell ; Sec. r.ud Trea3., Geo. Milem,
Rose; Chap., -Geo. Milem Drum-Major, D.
Cox; Historian and Poet, S. S. Short. Com
mittee on Badges for Association, Geo. Long.
Fl.ig Committee retained, with addition of Geo.
Long. Tho address of welcome was given by
Mayor Kelley. An interesting program wa3
presented. The next Reunion will bo at Wil
liamson iu June, 1897.
Wm. Clowuiinzer, Secretary, P. O. Box 1220.
New York City: Reunion 14th N. Y. H.A. at
Corning, Aug. 19 aud 20.
J. M. Boyd, Secretary, Conterville : Eounion
12th Pa. Cav. at Titusville, Aug. 11.
THIRD CORPS REUNION.
Iarj;o greeting; of Veterans at Portland, Me.
Tho annual Reunion of tho Third Corps was
held in Portland, Me., last week. Among the
most prominent of thoio in attendance woro Gen.
Sickles, Gen. Trcmaiue, Gen. Smith of tho Reg
ular Army; Ccl. William Primley, of New York;
Col. T. R. Matthews, of Boston; Col. John Hott
and Col. J. R. Harmon, of New York; Col.
Chas. Cook and Col. C. M. Woodward, of Water
town, N. Y.; Col. E. L. Welling, of Pennington,
N. J.; Col. L. D. Carver, Department Com
mander of Maine; Gen. Georgo L. Beal, of
Norway, and Col. Elijah Walker.
The business meeting was called to order in
Bosworth Post Hall by President Isaac P. Gragg.
After prayer by Rev. James Boyle, of Massa
chusetts, tho annual reports were read by Sec
retary Edward L. Welling, of Pennington, N.
J., and Treasurer William P. Shriovo, of Bos
ton. Resolutions wero adopted thanking the
Legislature of Massachusetts for its erection of
a statue of Gen. Hooker on the State House
grounds. The pen with which Gov. Walcott
signed tho Hooker statue bill was formally
presented to tho corp3.
A preference was expressed for holding tho
next Reunion in New Jersey, tho place to bo
seloctod by tho new board of officers. Theso
officers wero elected : Pres., Col. Edward Moore,
Boston; V.-P., Gen. James F. Ru3ling, Tren
tou, N. J.; Sec, Col. Edward L. Wollinsr, Pen
nington, N. J.; Directors, Col. John Leonard,
Newark. N. J.; Col. Elijah Walker, Somerville,
Mass.; Col. T. R. Mathews, Boston; Maj. Wm.
H. Howard, Newark, N. J.; Maj. William B.
Masou, Jersey City; Gen. Chauncy McKeever,
Washington; Capt. Charles J. Bucanan. Albaur.
N. Y.; Georgo T. West, Athol, Mass.; Geu. H.
E. Tremaine, Now York.
Resolutions wero passed recommending Dr.
Edward L. Welling, Secretary of tho Corps, for
appointment to fill a vacancy on the Medical
Board at tho Soldiers' Homo at Hampton, Va.
Another resolution, whoso adoption was accom
panied with enthusiasm, favored a State of
Maino Legislative appropriation for tbo erec
tion of a monument to tho memory of Gen.
Hiram G. Berry, a Maino officer of the Third
Since onr last issue we have roceivetl re
ports from the following Posts of their
nnanimons indorsement of The National
Tkibune's Servico Pension Bill:
Henry Turner Post, 4G, Department of
"Wisconsin, New LondoD.
Franz "Wilhelmi Post, 344, Department of
Missouri, Union ; Dave Black, Commander;
H. Calkins, Adjutant.
A NEW NATIONAL. ANTHEM.
A Musical Composition "Which Is Kecelvlnc;
Comrndo John Treanor has written a Na
tional anthem which pleased yery mnch
competent critics, and it has been set to
stirring music by A. Tregina, a talented
composer. The composition ha3 met with
great favor everywhere, aud the Marino
Band played it at one of its recent coucerts
at "Washington. Oliver Ditson Company
has published it, and already the first edition
has been exhausted, showing that it is meet
ing with unusual popularity.
The first verae goes:
ITnll, j-Iorious land of Love and Peace,
Fruilfnl homo of Truth and V jodom,
"Whodo-sky-kissed mountains, vales, and inland
Aro guarded for aye by ocean.
Published by Oliver Ditson Company,
ifxice lu cents.
FIRST AMERICAN GUARD.
Tlio Movement Spread to Hie OIl Domfa
Ion Gratllying Prosress Everywhere..
The above is a pictnre of Captain Donald
t C. Stebbins, the first soldier of tho American
Guard in tho State of Virginia. He is tho
son of Past Senior Yice Department Com
mander John W. Stebbins, of Norfolk, Va.,
and is a bright, active and patriotic boy of
15. He has studied up the tactic? and haa
organized a fall company, which he com
mands, and is the first company of tho
American Guard organized in. the Old Do
minion. This is a good start, and it is only a qnea
tion of time beforo similar companies aro
started all over the State. The Guard i9
now organized in every Northern State, and
rapidly gaming ground West. It has lately
gained a foothold in Florida, where a num
ber of companies havo been organized in tho
larger school?. This was a part of the work
accomplished by Senior Aid-de-Camp Henry
H. Adams, in charge of military instruction
in the public schools, dnring a recent vhnb
to the Flowery State, and the resnlt has far
exceeded his expectations. In everysection
where the Guard has been introduced it ha3
proved a success. The boys take to it like a
duck to water, and become proficient in drill
in an incredibly short time. This is eastljr
accounted for; the boy3 are of an age when
business cares and the responsibility of life
sit lightly upon them, they have no lova
affairs in band to distract their minds" anol
hearts, and they go into all the details of
the drill with a zest that carries all beforo
In New York City there are 16 full regi
ments organized, and their drill and disci
pline will compare favorably with any like)
number of regiments of the National Gnard,
and some will compare favorably with a
regiment of Jcegnlar3. Washington was fa
vored reeently by a visit of two of these
compauies, and the exhibition drill given ia
front of the Arlington Hotel will be remem
Capt. Stebbins has a record in the history
of the country which is interesting. He la
a lineal descendant of Rowland Stebbins, of
Ipswich, England, who landed with his fam
ily in Massachusetts in 1634; of John Steb
bins, son of Rowland, who was the only man
known to come out whole from the massacre
of Bloody Brook, and was captured, with his
family, by the Indiana at lhe massacre of
Deerfield, Mass., taken to Canada, where ha
was kept in captivity for over 14 years; Jo
seph Stebbins, a grandson of Jobn, above
named, wa3 a warrant officer at the battle
of Lexington, and a Captain at the battle of
Bunker Hill, and afterwards a Colonel of
Besides officers and enlisted men in other
wars, there were three uncles in: the Union
army during the late rebellion. His father,
J. W. Stebbins, enlisted in the 9th N. Y
Cav. in 1864, at 15 years of age, and conse
quently is one of the youngest ex-Union
soldiers living, and has held among other
offices in the Grand Army of the Republic
that of Commander, several terms as Aid on
National staff, and Senior Vice Department
Commander of the Department of Virginia
and North Carolina.
On his mother's side yonng Capt. Donald
nnmbers among bis ancestors such fighting
stock as Col. Eliphlet Mott, who was identi
fied as one of the famous Boston Tea Party,
and afterward captured three Hessians
single handed, and after an eventful career
as a soldier during the Eevolntion was a
Colonel with Washington at the surrender
of Cornwall's at Yorktown. His son, Don
ald's great-grandiatb6r, Ezra Mott, was
Lienteuant, Captain, Major and Lieutenant
Colonel prior to and Colonel in 1812, Brigadier-General
in 1818, and Major-General of
the Third Division of New York in 1824 and
Yonug Donald was born in Virginia, and
coming from such stock should add renown
to Virginia's already long list. The Ameri
can Guard may yet be one of tho means
of additional glory to the arms of the old
Dominion, and if so, Capt. Donald may find
an important place in future history.
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lVhy Ho Is a Froe Trader.
I am not, and I never was, a fanatical free
trader. The theory upon which free trade
is based is that of rdutual exchange, each
State making the particular goods or devot
ing itself to raise the particular commodi
ties that it can produce better than any
other. If this were carried ont it is evident;
that the world collectively would be bene
fited. But the world, for various reasons,
has declined to accept this doctrine of eco
nomic perfection, the truth being that there
is no economic doctrine of universal applica
tion, or one which is ever likely to be uni
If I had been an American I should have
been a protectionist; being an Englishman,
I am a free trader. We inhabit a densely
populated island. We thrive by importing
raw material, working it up into marketable
condition, and selling a large portion of it
outside our frontiers. As our Workingmen
insist, and rightly, upon having a wago
which enables them to live in comfort, we
can only compete with foreigners for tho
open market by doing our best '.o cheapen
food, clothe3, etc., which are needed for ex
istence. Reduced Hates to Chicago.
Account of the Democratic National Conven
tion, Chicago, III., tho B. &0. E.R. will sell
excursion tickots from all Ticket Stations on.
its lines east of the Ohio River, for all trains
July 3, 4. 5 and 6, good for return passage until
July 12 inclusive, at ono siuglo faro for tha
Tickets will, also, be sold by nil connecting
Tho B. & 0. maintains a double daily servico
of fast vestibuled express trains, with Pullman
Sleeping and Dining Cars attached, running
through to Chicago solid without chango or
Aftor a sensational trial, lasting eight weeks',
Sirs. Alice Fleming, churned with tho murder
of her mother, wua found not guilty by a Now
York City jury. Mrs. Fleming and her mothor,
Mrs. Bliss, got along badly. An cst?.to valned
at $80,000 was coming to Mr-". Fleming on her
mother's death. When tbo nrtir.v v:sVind
dead tho daughter was antiS, -but f )&&&