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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. 0., THURSDAY, JULY 9, 1896.
TIJE GRAND ARRJY,
What is Being Done by the Veterans
for the Good of the Order.
Friends Give h Peasant Testimonial to His
On Saturday, Juno 27, tlioro was a gathering
of about 300 comrades of Lafayette Post, 140,
Dopaituictit of .Now York, in Parlor H, Murray
Hill Hotel, for the purpose of prcsentim: Past
Commander llciuy U. Adams with an elegant
Bilvcr loving cup as a slight testimonial of their
cstoeiij. It was a surprise to the recipient, who
had been invited to attend the meeting under
the impression that it was called to further the
interests of military education in the public
schools, of which Col. Adams is the Chief Aid
on I lie stafl' of Commander-in-Chief Walker,
and in charge.
Alter a reception in tho parlor tho company
adjourned to the private dining hall, where a
fine banquet was served, at which Gen. Egbert
L. Viele presided. A ftor coffee and cigars wore
6orved Gen. Yielo aroso and made an eloquent
speech, making special reference to tho Kieat
National work of Col. Adams in promoting
patriotism by means of military instruction in
tho ftchools and reverence for the flag and tho
institutions of tho country; also, for his do
votion to the Grand Army of tho Bepublic and
his labors in their interests whilo Commander
of Lafayctto Post. He then proceeded to pre
Eont the cup, which is one of tho finest ever
manufactured in that city. It is of elegant de
sign, and of a gallon capacity, with three largo
chiiE-cd handles of artistic design.
Col. Adams is never taken by complete sur
prise, and always has a reservoir of language
on hand. Ho has only to pull a valve and tho
steam will respond. In this case tho steam
responded slowly at first, but soon got a full
head on. Ho reviewed at some length tho
progress of military education in tho schools,
nnd which is of the most cheering character.
The work in many States is almost complete;
the States of Ohio. New York, Connecticut,
and Massachusetts in particular. The City of
Kew Haven has already a complete brigade of
four fuil regiments of the American Guard, all
fully officered and ready for tho field at an
hour's warning. This is tho first complete
brigade. Kew York City has over 20 full regi
ments, but these uro not brigaded, and the
rank of Colonel is the highest. They will
goou he formed into four brigades, and then a
division, whon the brigade and division officers
will bo appoititcd. The good results ot this
training are already apparent. Tho school
boy are higher m their percentages, are more
manly in dopottmout, more obedient to author
ity, more attentive to their personal appcar
nnco and chivalrous bearing. These results
have been fully attained in every school where
tho drill has been introduced, and tho result
will bo an immense army of patriotic Ameri
cans, prepared and ready to defend tho flag
and the republican institutions of the country
. in any emergency.
Col. Adams was followed by other comrade",
all of whom referred feelingly to the love and
esteem they boro for their past Commander,
and indorsement of tho great work ho is doing.
The cup was then filled with cuampagtio and
passed around to all. It was like a drink out
of tho "old canteen," and the enthusiasm was
unbounded. The following inscription is upou
one side of the cup:
Memoria in Etcrna.
Presonted to Comrade Henry n. Adams,
As a token of Love and Esteem,
By his friends
In the Grand Army of the Republic,
July 9th, 189G.
The date of July 9 is placed on tho cup. as
IhBt is the dato of Col. Adams's birth. The
cup is of solid sterling silver, and was manu
factured by Fitzgerald. In all the details of
design, it is pronounced by artists perfect, and
is ouo of the most expensive cups yet presented.
Last General Order says: "A man giving
tho namo of Barney Patnoo, claiming to belong
to Joo Spratt Post, 323, Leavenworth, Kan., is
working the Posts of this State for relief. Ho
wears a full Grand Army uniform, with cap;
weighs abont 133 pounds; has mustache; wears
glasses; has soro eyes; talks French upon oc
casion ; claims to bo an eucinccr. J. C. Walk
itishen, Adjutant, Custer Post, G, Leavenworth,
Kan., wires: 'Only ono Post here. He is a
THE RELIEF CORPS,
SONS OF VETERANS.
IN. THE ARMY.
the Colo Family of Poweshiek
Editor National Tribune: J. S. Cole, of
Poweshiek County, bad three sons who, with
himself, enlisted in tho army shortly after tho
fall of Sumter. Tho first to enlist .was his
youngest son, J. W. B. Cole, who was baroly 18
years old when he was enrolled in Co. C, 10th
Iowa. Ho left the harvest field in 'CI and
enlisted for thicc years, re-enlisting for three
year & or during the war. Ho is now living at
His next brother, H. E. Cole, at the age of 24
enlisted in Co. B, 28th Iowa, in September,
3bG2, feerved through the war and was mus
tered out at Davenport on the 12th day of
August, lfc63. He died about one year aco. at
Lis home iu Audubon, from injuries received
while in the service.
The father, John S. Cole, theu about 5G years
of ajze, enlisted Sept. 20, 38G2, at Marengo, in
Co. D, 37th Iowa; was taken sick whiie in
the service, and died at his home in Poweshiek
County while on furlough.
rJle eldest son, E. 11. Cole, enlisted in Co.
B, 2Sth Jowa, on Jan. 5, 1SC3, and served until
the close of the war, beuij; mustered out at
Davenport on Aug. 32, JeG5.
Francos Cole, the eldest daughter of E. H.
Cole, married a veteran of tho war, Thomas
Ford, who served during the war in the 111th
Ohio, afterward moving to Jowa. Tho only sou
of Francos Cole (J. Ford) resides in Audubon.
He is now about 39 years of ace, is a member
of the Sous of Yeteraus Camp, and has the
pioud distinction of being able to say that his
father, grandfather and great-grandfather were
soldiers iu the late war of the rebellion, and
fccrvcd gallantly defending tho old flag.
lire. Cole, the wife of John S. Cole, tho ven
erable mother of this remarkable family, was
born in Otsego County, K. Y Oct. 32. 1812, is
now over 83 years of age, and resides at Audu
bon with her son, D. D. Cole, who comforts her
old ago, but was loo young, being only 15 years
of ge, to jmrticipate in tho gieat etrucgle.
The two brothers, Ji H. Cole and II. E. Cole,
nroSoiie of Veterans and mombersof the G.A.Ji.
A Voice fro in tho J'aoific Coast.
The annual Encampment of tho Department
of Washington and Alaska, at Tacoiua, passed
Wheri-HK it to reported thai President Elliott, of
Jlwrvim! TJiuvurnlty, r'-cooJly drcciidcd from hfn
htj-li plaoe to make h bitter iihHuult upon the Grand
Army of the Uejmblie. which contained, unions
otlior ofluiiHivc mid libelous HiiileineiitH. the ridicu
lous H-MTilon Hint the ebluf piirpohe of the Older
Fuetioj to be to procure all the money it can from
llf (ioVonilHoi't: 'J li.Mf-fol.'. bull
Ilafoi. bythUi lUh annual Jhieampmcnt of the
Grufid Anityaf thr. Jtyubhc fur the Jtcjmrlmtvt of
ti ovhutgiwt and Alutka, ustomlltd id Tacoma, Thai
it hfc-utb o be lncr.-dil.le Hint mi educator of t-uch
dtBtiiiu'Utolicd attainment and exalted position
fcbouid ho fr forget hi dignity nnd Iiih duty to ho
accurate nnd just, i.m to utter h tdnndisr so complete
ly t varinnec with fnets and hUlory ; and that, in
doing hu, he immenHUikbly detracted from the high
Ubtctii Hwd regard which bin ooiintrj men and the
gmiid men who Mived the Kntiun to liberty and
Ik. w, iim wolf nu learning; i.Hh delight to extend
to men of culture, and debet ve therefor our most
uuroeorved oondi-iiiiiHtioii hikI ceunure.
Indorse hervlee Pension Hill.
The following mombora of 1L B. Hayes Post,
2, Lewiston. Idaho, indorse the Service Pension
Bill : S. L. T1oimioii, J. K. Camorom, Thomas
Sullivan; H. Ponault, Adjutant; Aloi. Koblu
eoii, Commander; L. C. Keal, and 20 other vet
erans of the Post.
Pciltor Post, 831. David Buchanan, Com
mander, haH pawed resolutions thanking the
touchers and pupils of the schools for their
help on Memorial Day.
Deimrtiuont Commandor D. Lloyd Jones has
lidded the following to his staff: Inspector, Jo--facph
Harris, Pout 22G, Sturgeon JJav; Judge
Advocate, George 1$. Carter, Post 132, Lancas
ter; and Chief iluMoritig Ollicer, liobert Iu
gli, Post 24U, Bayfield.
During the St. Paul Eucarapmont Dopart
mont Headquarters will he at the Hotel Byan.
AH Wiaooiibiii men are requested to register.
Department Commander Jones haB started a
roster of all Wisconsin O.A.Ii. men at Depart
ment Headquarters, aud Pubis have been -re-quwttcd
to forward at once a complete list of
thorr mow here.
Ill last Goneral Orders it is suggested that
comrades bond paintiugs or engravings (framed)
to decorate the wall of tho Jerry Jtubk Memorial
Hall at the Wisconsin Veterans' Home. Wau
paca. The walls of the hall are now hare.
Battle scones and engravings of old commaudere
are wo6l dobired.
News from Various Divlhions "Words of En
TlioVeimont Division is showing great ac
tivity, and Division Commandor Edward T.
Jlouahan. iu last General Orders, announces
the muster of six Camps with a charter mem-J
borship of 122, as follows:
Hugh Henry Camp, 20, Chester, 17 charter
mcnibcrtf, Juno 2, by Brother Walter J';. Ld
wards, with Camp 34, Springfield. Olliccis:
Capt., A. L. Ware; First J,ieut., F. E. Carlislo;
Second Lieut., W. II. Holland. Tho thanks of
the Division aro due to Comrade Hugh Henry
an I Brother Edwards for their efforts in behalf
of this Camp.
A. W. Lyon Camp, 21, West Charleston, with
35 charter members, Juno 5, by Lieut. J. S.
Sweeney, with Camp 5, Island l)ud. Officers:
Capt., E. E. Goodwin; I'irst I,ient., G. C. Grif
fin; Second Lieut.. II. C. Wheeler.
Col. S. E. Filigree Camp, 3, at Woodstock,
June 5, with 2b charter members, by Capt.
Charles E. Mundigo, with Camp G. Proctors
villo, assisted by Capt. John St. Johns, with
Camp 13. Olcott. Oilicers: Capt., Charles .
Cox; First Lieut., E. B. Howes; Second Lieut,
J. P. Gilm.-ui. Credit is due to Capt. ilandigo
for organizing this Camp.
Gen. Stephen Thomas Camp, 17. Monipclier,
with 28 charter members, Juno 9, by the Di
vision Commander, assisted by Past Captains
A. G. Mausur, Island I'ond, and C. F. Beard,
Gilais, and Post 13. Oilicers: Capt., Ezra O.
Wedge; Fir6t Lieut., N. J. Alexander; Second
Lieut., George W. Noyes. Tho Commander is
under obligations to Comrade H. B. Wcdgo for
valuable assistaueo rendered. This Camp takes
the placo of disbanded Camp 31, the only ouo
lost by the present administration, though does
not contain any members of the old Camp.
C. L. Erwin Camp. 2 , Newport Center, Juno
23, with 1G charter niembcts. by Brother Henry
B. Parkhuist, assisted by Chief of Staff C. E.
Clough, w ith C:imp 81, North Troy. A. L. Law
son was elected Captain.
Tnomas J. Newton Camp, 22, Wolcott, with
18 chatter members, Juno 24, by Division In
spector Sedgwick C. Voodry and Capt. O. H.
Blodgett, with Camp 33, Cabot, and Brother
Ned Witham, Camp 39, Calais. Geo. F. Uerritt
was elected Captain.
Gleanings from National Headquar
ters Notes from Departments.
4r, ANS FOR ST. PATO.
Tftcrmis Anxious to Find ThMr
Can A til Thuin I
Inquiries for the whereabouts of persons will be
published in thii column once, free, but they can
not nppfur for some lime after receipt, owing to
the gicat number sent us. By watching our Re
union columns dm nig Reunion scn-iou the wherc
nbotits of i-iecrcluriea having regimental rosters
rimy be iit-ccrtiuucd. and bij;ued communicutioiuj
will furnish the desired information very fre
quently.! Colorado. Of Capt. C. F. Hoi ley, Co. H, 1st
Colo. Cav., and other members of the regiment
by O. V. Wallace, Wenatchec, Wash. Of Silas
Gibson, who served in a Colorado battery; by
llrs. It A. Harri", Clay Center, Kau.
Hospital. Of those connected with hospi
tal at fcmithville, N. C, in 1865; by John J.
Kadcliffe, 172 Sherman avenue. Detroit, Mich.
Of any who remember writer being in hoa
pital at Georgetown in September. IbGl: also
of iliss Bell aud Miss Owens, nurses in hospi
tal; by P. K. Hall, Lock Box 23, Van. Wert,
Illinois. Of Co. A. 107th 111.; by B.W. Gam
bill, Kingston, Term. Of Co. C, lGth 111. Cav.;
by C. 1L Birdennan, Bomto, N. M. Of Chas.
M. Douglas, Co. I, lGth III.; by Hcnrv McUu-
ley, Palisade, Neb. Of William j'lichards,
Charles Underwood, and Oscar King, all of Co.
D, 15th III.; by D. Countryman, West Branch,
Mich. Of John Owens, John Gregg, Sylves
ter Pasley, Georgo Wcsterficld, Serg't Caleb V.
Morgan, and Serg't John Easton, all of Co. B,
58th III.; by John Shatter, Egypt Mills, Mo.
Of Co. E, fc3rt 111., who remember writer
being injured Feb.22, 1864; by John W. Jacoby,
Teheren, 111. Of soldier named Van Hector,
who enlisted at Pekiu, 111., in 18G1; by Mrs.W.
11. Healy, 507 Avery avenue, Syracuse, N. Y.
Of comrades of Franklin Myer, Co. A, 45th
111., who is thought to have been killed at
Vicksburg; by Mrs. Carrie M. Smith, Frank
fori, Kan. Of F. J. Pierce. 13th 111. and Co.
E. 151M.III.; by J. Fuller, Lead City, S. D.
Of Charles N. Bingham, of an Illinois regiment;
by Miss Helen Middleton, Bristol, Ind. Of
Co. C. 1st HI. Cav.; by Mrs. .Mary A. Long,
Grant, Iowa. Oi William K. Ely, 112th HI.;
by J. W. Hall, Greenville, O. Of Corp'l Geo.
N. Arnold, Co. C. 32d 111.; by Nathan A. Pcr-
rill. Adjutant, Post 42. Lebanon, Ind. Of
Co. E. 28th III.; by Mrs. Margaret Hit, Heaths
Indiana. Of comrade of tho 13th lud. who
was shot through the arm between wria and
elbow, Dec. 14, 1SG2; by Dr. A. M. Willey, New
Jlamptou. Mo. Of Lieut. Joseph Breiiton,
Co. G, 9lh Ind. last heard of in Ohio; by R. P.
Frcshaws, Winsiow. Ind. Of 11. B. Cutter
ana John if. Knowlion. both of Co. F, 7th Jnd.
Cav.; by F. J. M. Titus, Joelton, Tenn. Of Al-
Yin Collar, Co. H, 30lh Ind.; by S. F. Iluukcr,
Howard Lake, Minn. Of J. W. Foster, 17th
Jnd., who left home 13 years ago; by Ji. W.
Fosler, Gallatin, Mo.
Jowa. Of Co. I, 9th Ind.; by S. Sherman,
Talent, Ore. Of the 4lh Iowa, or of any
other Union soldiers who visited the Freeman
farm, four miles northeast of Vicksburg, Miss.,
in 18G3; by T. T. Jones, Bagley's Mill, Va.
Of l'eter Lauffer. Cant. E. H. Pound. Gi-nrm
Arranccmonls and Committees of 14lli Na
tional Convention VTlio Built the First
Monument to the Unknown Dead I'enn
Fylvnnfii Orphans in Line of March Teach
ing 1'atrlotism to the Children.
Tho G.A.K, Committees on National En
campment to bo hold nt St. Paul, Aug. 31-Sopt.
1, 2, 3, aud 4, havo their plans fully devel
oped. Gen. Muehlhorg will bo Commandant
of Camps. Grand Army men aud their fami
lies who desire to camp together will be located
near tho Baseball Park.
Tho Woman's Belief Corps Convention will
he held at tho Central Presbyterian Church.
The Woman's Ueliof Corps, Daughters of Vet
erans, and Ladies of the G.A.R. have their
Headquarters at Hotel JRyan. Tho Ladies of
the G.A.R. will hold their Convention in
Ilondquarlcra of tho Minnesota W.B.C. will
he held in the Senate chambor.
Tho Ladies' Committee, Mrs. R.E. Newport,
Chairman, havo been rondering invaluable aid
to tho Committee on Entertainment, not ouly
in securing accommodations in families, but in
gathering up bedding to bo used in camps.
The Chairmen of sub-committees aro as fol
lows: Chairman Executive Committeo, Mrs.
Iu M. Newport; Accommodation Committee,
Mrs. S. B. McConnell , Carriago CominiUoe,
Mrs. Sturgcs; Badges, Mrs. J. A. Wheelock;
Decorations, Mrs. Alfrod Johnson; Entertain
ment Committeo, Mrs. S. B. McConnell; Fi
nance Committee, Mrs. John Quincy Adams;
House Committeo, Mrs. John B. Brook ; Music
Committee. Mrs. II. B. Dorr; Printing Commit
tee, Mrs. Henry A. Castlo; Press Committee,
Mrs. C. Ji Furness; Refreshment Committee,
Mrs. J. B. Hoxie.
A Suburban Committeo has been appointed.
FortSnclliug will be reprcsonted by Mrs. John
It. Page. A carriage drive for visiting ladies
has been arraugod, aud a reception by
the Ladies' Committee will ho tendered from
2 to 0 Thursday, Sopt. 3, at their Headquarters,
located in a large mansion at tho comer of
Summit and Shelby avonucB.
TENN6Y I.VANIA CONVENTION.
Thirteenth annual Convention, Department
of Pennsylvania, held at Chambcrsburg, was of
exceptional interest from preaenco in Conven
tion aud in tho Grand Army parade of the chil
dren of tho Pennsylvania Industrial Home.
Gen. C. L. Young, Superintendent, was at
the head of tho boys in tho parade, headed by
the Homo Band, and an ovation was givoti
them from start to finish. Tho boys carried
new Bcmingtou rifles, marched well, and
Following tho parade, Gen. and Mrs. Young
and tho Homo teachers accompanied tho girls
to tho Belief Corps Convention, and were ac
corded an enthusiastic reception. The girls
were tastefully dressed and of modest deport
ment, and their visit has dono much to quicken
Belief Corps interest in the Home.
Department Commander H. H. Cuming3 in
his annual address noted tho fact that Pennsyl
vania has taken 17,000 soldiers' children up to
this time, many of them homolcssaud neglected,
and trained them to useful and honorable man
hood and womanhood.
A summary of the reports by Department
Convention, beginning with tho address of De
partment President Wilbur, is as follows: Total
receipts, $3,I3-i.-lU; disbursements, $2,791.93;
balance iu tho treasury, &M2.2-1.
A W.B.C. reception was given in Grand
Army Hxll by President Wilbur and staff to
tho Grand Army, Relief Corps, Ladies of tho
G.A.R., and Sous of Veterans ; fully 2,000 wero
The Memorial Home Board, Helen S. Morri
son President, reported that sinco tho Homo
was opened, five years ago, 191 inmates had
been under its shelter. Forty-ono Eoldiers'
orphans had been transferred to the State In
dustrial Schools, and privato homes found for
Thirty-nine thousand dollars have been put
into tho Homo by Pennsylvania Corps and a
small sum by the State. Tho association is
Executivo Board gavo her fl pin of circles of
gold, holding a largo pearl in tho center. Sho
heads tho list of delegates to tho St. Paul Con
vention. I '
Dopartmont President Annio P. Cleary an
nounces Elizabeth B. Smith as Chairmnn of
tho Committeo on Patriotic Teaching, her asso
ciates being Sarah C. Mink, Ellen M. Putnam,
and Kate E. Jones.
Department President CIcnry announces tho
following additional appointmohts in last Gcn
oral Orders: Ponsion and Belief Committee,
Ethol M. Blcckmau, Medina, Chairman; Na
tional Council of Women Fund, Kate E. Jones,
Ellen M. Putnam, Chairman, Now York Bo
lief Corps Homo Board, announces that all ap
plications for membership in the Homo should
ho addressed to Sarah C. Mink, Chairmau, Ap
plication Committee, W atcrtown, N. Y.
Headquarters Department of Now York
.W.R.C. will be at the Windsor House, St. Paul,
during the 1-itli National Convention.
A. M. Murray Corps, 237, Catiandaigua, has
been added to tho Now York roster.
PKFSIDKNT OF MICHIGAN.
Mnnda J. Halsted, President of tho Dopart
mont of Michigan, W.U.C., is tho daughter of
Cap!. John J. Phillips, Sth Mich. Her fathor,
husband, aud all her uncles enlisted at tho be
ginning of tho war; some of thorn never to ro
turu, others to return and dio from disabili
ties contracted in tho service.
Sho was instrumental in organizing Corpq
1S6 has been either its President or Treasurer
r yCyK "" V !vo "fir
Amanda J. IIalsted.
sinco its organization iu 18S9, and has seldom
missed a Corps meeting.
Sho has planned and carried to a successful
Jssuo many enterprises for tho benefit of tho
comrades and their dependent ones; seenrod
and presented to tho High School of tho villago
whero she lives flags to bo hung in tho dif
ferent rooms, that the children may bo taught
to salnto tho flag and to imbue their miuds
with JesBons of patriotism. Sho is happy on
Memorial Day to bo in tho midst of the chil
dren, planting flaga and flqwers on the gravc3
of tho soldier dead. In her Memorial Day
order sho urged that 9 place bo given tho chil
dren iu tho exercises qf tho day.
She was a dolegato-to tho National Conven
tion at Boston, and dejegatc-at-largc to tho In
dianapolis Convention, and her report to tho De
partment Convention pf the proceedings of tho
samo received a rising voto of thanks from tho
entire Convention for its excellence.
With her husband sho has attended noarly
overy National and Department Convention
for the past 11 years. 'She'has served ono term
as Senior Viee-I'rosidcnt of Michigan, and two
terms as Assistant-Inspector, and hecarno
favorably known further successful work in
those ofliccs. '
DEPARTMENT OF MICHIGAN.
Good news comes from .Michigan from Di
partmciit Correspondent Harriet S. Applegn e,
Adriau. Woodbury Corp3,'' 72, of that place,
unites with the Post ovcrr fourth Wednesday
winaoru aua John U. Kimsey, all of Co. C,
24th Iowa; by G. G. Chandler, Tipton, Iowa.
Of William Lawson, Co. M, 3d Iowa; by
Thomas Teeters, Castlcrock. Ore. Of John
B. Dodd, 3d Jowa, aud Co. L, 1st Iowa Cav.; by
William Dodd, Mt. Moriah, Mo. Of Lieut.
Couder, Co. G, 39th Iowa; by Peter Anderson,
Ncwpc-rt, Ark. Of Georgo W. Hall, 13th
Iowa; by J. M. Hall. Fairmont, Neb.
KENTUCKY. Of Lieut.-Col. John H. Ward,
27th Ky.; by James W. Hubbard, St. Joseph
MAFSAcnusETTfi. Of Sorg't Chas. G. Blako
and William F. Pepper, Co. 1, 34th Mass.; by
Georgo 12. PI urn ley, Lvou Falls, N. Y.
Michigan. Of Co.'B, 1st Mich Cav.. who
remember Phillip G. Gardner; by P. G. Bauni-
gartner, ChassoII, Mich. Of Co. I), 17th
Mich.; by Win. A. Smith. Pleasanton, Kan.
Of Truman G. Howard and Geo. Titus, both of
Co. A, 23d Mich.; by W. E. .Morris. Bovne City,
Mich. Of Co. M, 1st Mich. Eng.; by Harrison
W. Bell, 538 Juliau avenue, San Diego, Cal.
Of Alfred J. Shaw, C o. F. 10th Mich.; by Albert
11. Middloditch, Linn, Mich.
Minnkhota. Of Joseph Oatney, who resided
in Blue Earth County, Minn., before tho war,
arid who served in a Minnesota battery; also,
of his married daughter, Sarah Ellen Bctz; by
Joseph N. Walker, 7 Jay street, Cleveland, O.
Of surviving members of the 2d Minn, bat
tery, aud addresses of families of deceased com
rades; by Nels U. Fultou, Secretury, Hawley,
Miscellaneous Of Adolph Vetter, a sol
dier of Sieklcs's Brigade, who worked iu tho
Baldwin Locomotive Works, J'hiladelphia,
both beforo and after tho xvar; by Capt. Georgo
W. Barber, 126" North Walnut street, Akron,
O. Of Warren Larretif, son of Russell Jar-
reriB, Co. 12, 134th N.Y.; last heard of iu Ivan-
eas; by Benjamin Showers, Brunswick, Mo.
Of comrades of Francis 11. Cope, who enlisted
111 Clarion County. Pa., July, 1602, and was
discharged at Fredericksburg, Va., Nov. 30,
lb02) by Miss Maggie A. Cope, East Pittsburg,
IV Of comrades of Dr. N. S. Philips, who
served iu both tho Mexican and civil wars; by,
John W. Schuyler, JCilbourn, HI. Of Albert
G. N. Bailey, Co. J, 3d Me.; said to havo died
on tho coaht between Los Angeles and San
Francisco in December, lfa7G; by Mary A.
Bailey, Cooper's Mills, Mo. Of comrades re
siding in Oregon; by D. a Sears, Co. G, 6th
Ohio Cav., Youngstowu, O. Of comrades
who did duty at tho white refugc-eamp near
Raleigh, N. C, iu 18G5; also of those at small
pox hospital, two miles north of Raleigh- by
John V. Glunt, luiobsvillc, Pa. Of any who
remember writer in Hospital at Martinaburg
W. Va., iu Winter of 18G4-'G5; bv E. Slieldou'
Mankato, Minn. Of James D." Torrey, who
formerly lived in Steele County, Minn., and
about 15 years ago moved to Dakota; by J. W.
Torrey, La Crosso, Kan. Of Henry Subcra,
an old Eoldier, company and regiment uu
kuowu; by F. Henry Suborn, Washington, Mo.
Hood's Sarsaparilla poBscsoea peculiar building
up power. It makes the weak strong and healthy.
trying to lift a debt of $8,000 on the property.
Officers for 169G-'97 are as follows: Prcs.,
Fannie Boydcn, Susquehanna; S. V. P., Eliza
beth Ewing, IMicenixvilJo; J. V. P.. FrancosE.
Brickcr, Beaver Falls; Treas., Mary Sherman,
Kendall Creek ; Chap., Adelia Lord, Franklin.
Executive Bo:ird, Mesdames Shutt, of Lock
Haven; Comings, of Tideotit; Richards, of
Reading;Houck, of Meclianicsburg, aud Leslie,
Past National President Annio Witlcnmyer
was in attendance upou Convention.
Capt. Isaac I'owell, Commander of Post 23,
Ncwberne, N. C, writes that the Grand Army,
Relief Corps, Sons of Veterans and Daughters
of Veterans, ctcorted by tho Newherne Advance
Guards and accompanied bv over 300 Kc'mnl
children, made forever memorable .Memorial
Dav, lbUG. It is estimated that not Jess than
5,000 visitors participated iu tho observances of
Capt. Powell acknowledges contributions of
the G.A.R. and W. B.C. to help defray tho ex
penses, as follows: John H. Chipman, jr., Post,
Beverly, Mass.. $10; John H. Chipman Corps,
30, $3. He says: "May God bless them. It is
thu first contribution given this Post by any
one from any place, and again wo say, God bless
CALIFORNIA FLAG DAY.
Flag Day at Los Gatos, Cal., was mado en
thusiastic through a program carried out by
E. 0. C. Ord Corps. Tho program opened with
music, followed by tho Hag salute, and em
braced patriotic sougs and recitations aud the
Ord Corps is prospering, taking in new mem
bers at every meeting. This Corps did its part
nobly iu tho preparations for Memorial Day,
which were of moro than usual interest in
that placo as elsewhere. All places of business
were closed, and citizens aud school children
joined Post and Corps iu tho exercises of tho
The orator of tho day was Dr. Ord, of Monte
rey, uroiner 01 icti. uni. alter whom tho Post
was named. Ord Corps served lunch to the
comrades, and iu tho evening they wero given
a public entertainment by tho school children.
Reported by Lillio C. Milne, Department
THE W.n.C. IN TEXAS. "
Lonisc Cluskoy, Department Correspondent
of Texas, gives a beautiful picture of Memo
rial Day scenes at Waco, Tex., growing out of
tho fidelity of Relief Corps women in remem
bering their obligation "to inculcato patriot
ism among our children and iu tho communi
ties in which wo live."
There wero 1,150 graves decorated at Waco,
following a morning parade and appropriate
exorcises, including the singing of ''America"
and "The Star-Spangled Banner." After flags
and flowers had been deposited on tho graves,
a hand of GO hoys and girls, somo icpresoutiiig
the States of tho Union, marched with flowers
and placed them on the graves of tho unknown
dead, repeating Memorial verses.
Iu tho evening, at St. Josoph's Hall, Presi
dent Joscphino Uobbn, of E. O. C. Ord Corps,
presiding, "Columbia's Memorial" was a part
of tho beautiful program arranged and success
fully carried out by this popular officer.
Tweuty-four boys and girls participated, and
in crowning tho altar they marched through
beautiful figures to tho center, whero "Colum
bia" sat on her throuc. Our corrcspoudeut,
concluding her report, says:
"At tho foot of tho Unknown ' was a lovely
scone, and worthy of much praiso to Presideut
Hobbs. who so faithfully and successfully
traiued tho children to so well perform their
part of the impressive ceremony."
DEPARTMENT OF NEW YORK.
The 13th Department Convention voted to
do away with District Conventions, and substi
tute District exemplifications for instruction
of Assistant Inspectors.
Past Dopartmont Treasurer Elizabeth B.
Smith strenuously declined a re-eleetion. Sho
was given numerous testimonials of tho esteem
111 which Bhe is held by her associates, through
moro than five years of consecutive service
first as Department Secretary, then as Treas
urer. A purse of silver was presented to tho De
partmout Treasurer by Convention, aud tho
in a Camp fire.
Tho first Camnfiro was'devoted to fb6 narra
tion of incidents occurring in March, 'CI, lead
ing up to the war; the second to incidents oc
curring iu April of the same year. In Maya
Memorial Cumpfiro was held, preceding Me
morial Day. It was hold iu Armory Hall, and
"Columbia's Memorial," given by ill children,
formed pnrt of tho exercises. Unusual interest
was manifestad. Both I'ost aud Corps did
their duty nobly on Memorial Day, though
rain interfered with exercises at thu cemetery.
Good reports aro made Of Jacob G. Fry Corps,
204, Granger, which, though small, i3 full of
zeal and energy. This Corps is iu tho fruit
belt of Allegan County, and during tho fruit
season only monthly mcotings arc held.
Van Fleet Corps, 111. Reeso, Mabel A. Parks
Correspondent, is reported as having been at a
standstill for lack of something to do. Thoy
aro now taking up the work of teaching patri
otism to tho children together, with the Post.
An exemplification of this was given on Me
morial Day, exciting unusual interest.
Petoskcy Corps havo closed a grand fair and
baby show, realizing $1G7.55. Tho show was
held two evenings, heralded each day by a
unique parade. There was a juvenile drum
corps, followed by Shetland ponies, over GO
babies iu carriages, flag, banners, flowers, and
The most money was made by voting on tho
babies. Au Indian baby was among the con
testants. President Mai la Boutieau is au ener
getic worker, and under her direction tho
CorpB did its full duty on Memorial Day.
W. S. Hancock Corpn, 81, of Clair, united
with their Post in the obaervauco of Memorial
Day. Business was suspended, and tho school
children all in line. After tho decoration of
tho graves the Corps sorved a dinner, whou all
joined iif exorcises at tho Opera House.
On Memorial Day Lyons Corps. 115, Menomi
nee, gavo a public dinner, procceds'turned over
to the Post to pay their expenses iu a body to
National Convention. A beautiful monument
was unvailed that day on the soldiers' plot at
tho cemetery, tho ouly soldiers' monument in
tho Uppor Peninsula. S. M. Stevenson pre
sented tho Post with an 18-foot flag, unfurled
for tho first time that day from a 05-foot staff
presented by Mayor J. W. Wells, a veteran's
In order to stimulate fraternal interest, A. B.
Slingis Corps, M2, Sttirgis. baa joined tho Post
iu making tho second meeting asocial instead
of a business one. Old soldiera and their fami
lies and other outsiders are invited, and au in
teresting program carried out, followed by so
Stanton Corps, 9, has joined tho Post in an
interesting Cumpfiro and iu extensive observ
ances of Memorial Day at Stanton, aud tho day
following at Sidney, seven miles away. Tho
children gavo "Columbia's Memorial " in good
C. B. Hubbel Corps, 33, Coleman, has been
called upon to celebrate, tio ni;irriago of their
President, Miss Maudu Covey, who is now Mrs.
Jamca Willis. This Corps, with their Post, ob
served Memorial Day at North Bradley Ceme
tery, whero the womou of the place sorved
dinner' iu Maccabees'' Hall. In tho afternoon
tho cemetery at Coleman was decorated.
At Holland, A. C. Van Kanlto Corps, 231,
united with the J'ost in Memorial Day services
at Jjyccuni Hall, as tho rain intorferud with tho
arrangements at tho cemetery. The children
decorated tho soldiers' graves. In tho evening
thu Relief Corps sorved supper iu S. of V. Hall.
At Jlespena, John A.lJix Corps, 303, held
a social to defray Memorial Day oxponse3. Ex
orcises wore bold iu Columbia Hall, owing to
tho storm, "
Jtebecca Wright, correspondent of Martin
Corps, 1G2, Grayling, writes that the Corps havo
placod flags iu the schools of the place, aud thu
flag ealuto is given by tho pupils. Unusual f 1
terest attended tho observance of Memorial
Day at that place.
Win. Boll Corps, 11, Dundeo, mourns tho loss
by death of Eliz-i Miller, who, for two years,
was a useful member of tho Corps.
Forty dollars was realized by Phil McKernan
Coips, Mason, on a crochet spread that was
donated. With tho prouueda tho Corps bought
a flag and presented it to thu Post. This Corps
gives much attention to patriotic teaching iu
tno schools, hoartily seconded by tho teachors.
President Hammond and the Junior Vice-President
both lost their husbands by death last
year, but their work goes faithfully on.
Franc L. Adams, Corps Correspondent, writes
that hist Fall tho Committeo on Patriotic
Teaching populanzud patriotism in tho schools
by requesting ono of tho teachers to train a
class of girls to givo ' Guarding tho Flags" at
a Rouuiou. It was successfully doue, aud ou
last Moraorial Day tho samo teacher trained a
company of boys to givo "Memorial of tho
A temporary monument had been propared
for the cemetery, which, on account of tho rain,
was placod in thu Opera House. Tho boys went
through tho ceremony beautifully, garlanding
tho monument with flowers and singing pat
riotic song". Past Departmeut President Alla
seba Bliss delighted nil with her fine address.
Tho Opera House glowed w,ith fligs and across
tho front of tho stago was atrctchod a banner
bearing the motto: "Ono country, ono lan
guage, ouo flag."
Mary A. McConnolly, of Flint, has boon ap
pointed Chief of Staff by Department President
Headquarters, Department of Michigan,
W.K.C., will ho established at tho Wiudsor
House, St, Paul.
Five Corps havo boon instituted sinco Do
partmont Convention of Michigan ; atEnstport,
Kathbono, Northpart, Co run 11 a, and Sparta.
DErARTMKNT OF MASSACHUSETTS.
Department President Raymond, of Massa
chusetts, having resigned. Sarah E. Cain, of
East Weymouth, has boen appointed in hor
place; an experienced writer from whom wo
hope to havo frequent reports. Tho following
notes aro culled from au interesting lottcr re
ceived. Tho o (licers and members of Theodoro Win
throp Corps gavo their President a surprise
party, and presonted her with a ban q not lamp.
Department President Helen A. Brigbaru
headed tho W.R.C. delegation at the dedication
of the new dormitory at tho Soldiers' Home,
Cholsea. Tho dormitory was dedicated by tho
Sons of Veterans of Massachusetts, under whoso
direction it will bufuriiishod and cared for.
A number of Massachusetts Corps havo pre
sented copies of tho new history, Department
of Massachusetts, W.R.C, to tho Posts to which
thoy aro auxiliaries, also to tho public libraries
in their own towns and citic3. The history U
of moro than Real valnc, having lino pictures
of Past National Presidents Barker and Fuller,
and National President Lizabeth A. Turner.
Robert A. UolI Corp3, of Boston, celebrated
Flag Day, Department officers and other dis
tinguished guests prcsont. Fourth annual Re
union of tho Department of Massachusetts will
be held in tho spacious hotel at Nantucket
Beach, Juno 30. National nnd Departmeut oili
cers, G.A.R. and W.R.C, will bo prerent. It
promises to oxeced all othor3 in numbers and
The hosts of friends of Department Secretary
Mary E. Elliot, National as woll as Department,
will bo gratified with tho magnificent reception
tondcred her by Willard C Kingsley Corps,
Sonicrvillo, of which sho is a charter member.
National President Tumor, National Secro
tary Jtccd, aud Department President Brigham
and other cclobritios wero in tho receiving
line. Our correspondent says: "The Corps
honored themselves in thus showing their
appreciation of ono whoso ability and consci
entious work has done so much to bring our
Order up to its present usefulness.
A beautiful reception was tendered by Georgo
C Ward Corp, Worcestor, to National aud De
partment oilicers, W.R.C., in Grand Army Hall.
Tho National colors and tho blue, red, and
yellow of tho W.R.C. wero effectively used.
In thu yellow room refreshments wero served.
At tho Worcester reception President Towle
presented National President Turner with a
gavel, the gift of Comrade A. M. Tylor, of Post
10. Tho gavel is mado of wood taken from
tho battlefield of Chickamauga, and will bo
used in calling to order 1-ith National Conven
tion at St. Paul.
At the reception tendered Department Secre
tary Elliot Past Department Commander
Churchill paid a glowing tribute to the noblo
sacrifices of tho women during tho war. Tho
National President's addres3 on tho occasion
was most happy.
Corps 102 has presented tho two High and
six Grammar Schools of their town with copies
of tho Declaration of Independence. They
havo also placed ono in their own hall, draped
with the Stars and Stripes, as suggested by
Capt. Wallace Foster.
Sovcral members of tho W.R.C. havo united
with tho Bunker Hill Chapter, Daughtors of
the Amoricau Revolution, just formed at
Tho Memorial TJrn, decorated at Cambridge
Memorial Sunday, 13 pronounced a credit to tho
threo Corp3 of that city. The Cambridge
Cemetery, where it hn3 been placed, is ono of
tno unest in tho country, adjoining Mt. Au
burn, and near tho residences of America's
great poets", Longfellow and Lowell. National
I'rcsidont Turner, Department President Brig
ham, Past National President Fuller, Mayor
Bancroft, of Cambridge, aud other notablc3
wero present at tho dedicatory services at
Union Hall in tho evening. The four Po3t3 of
Canibridgo were represented ; John L. Gill
man, Department Junior Vice-President, and
National and Department oilicers wero among
tho speakers. Past National Chaplain Mary E.
Kuowles gavo a reading, and Mabel McGill, one
of tho designers of tho urn and Secretary of
tho Committeo of Arrangements, read au origi
nal poem written for tho occasion by Col. Tho3.
NEW DEPARTMENT GAVEL.
National and Department oilicers wero pres
ent at tho third anniversary of Reynolds Corps,
Weymouth, Mass., hold in Masonic Hall.
There was a rogtilar meeting in tho afternoon,
at which seven candidates wero initiated.
Then followed a reception and supper.
At tho evening entertainment many promi
nent people of tho town wero present, and gave
marked attention to the terc history and ex
position of W.R.C. work by National President
Turner, Department President Hrigham, Souior
Vice-President Waterman, Junior Vicc-Com-niander
Gillman, G.A.R., and others.
Past National Chaplain S. Agnes Parkor
mado a special plea for tho Sons of Veterans,
who wero present iu a body. Department
Prosideut Brigham wa3 presented a gavel iu
place of ono that was broken at Convention.
Tho gavel is of aluminum, tho lightest and
toughest of materials, so that it is scarcely pos
sible that a similar accident will befall this
DEPARTMENT OP INDIANA.
" Bring tho children in," seems to havo been
tho motto of tho Indiana Corps on Memorial
Day, sinco from every direction comes uows
of hoys aud girls in lino with tho G.A.R. and
p AtSoymour tho graduating class of tho nigh
School participated in a body, aud at Farmland
thu children and young folks of tho public
schools aud Sunday-schools joined iu the ex
orcises. At Clothiersville the children followed tho
G.A.R. and W.K.C. and S. of V. to tho cemetery
and decorated tho graves, and at Dublin a parado
ol young girls, each carrying a flap, wreath and
bouquet, decorated tho graves iu threo ceme
teries. Selnia witnessed tho Sunday-schools in lino
at Wabash, tho school children following tho
veterans and civic societies.
Little boys and girls decorated the graves at
Thorn ton, and at Winchester a chorus of school
girls sang patriotic songs.
School children gathered tho flowers that
wore strewn at Frankfort; at Anderson school
cluldrun wore in the long lino of march, and at
Noblcsvillo children of tho public schools
strewed flowers on the graves.
A fo-ituro of Momorial dxercises at Grecn
castle was the nnfnrling by the Po3t of a baud
some flag, nresentud by thu W.R.C.
At Portland the principal Bpeaker was Miss
Joaio Nelson, of Union City; exercises in tho
Auditorium, with G.A.R., W.R.C., S. of V. aud
L.A.S. aud hundreds of citizeus iu attendauco.
Unliko many leaders of vast beneflcont
movements, Mrs. Hltt is capable of distinguish
ing and recognizing the individuals composing
the masses, and each separate veteran is to hor
a hero to be cherished, "though his faults woro
many as his scars." Though unaccustomed to
hardship or exposure, I havo scon her battlo
her way to tho destituto homo Of the old sol
dier, bringing him comfort and cheer through
such wintry blizzards as chilled tho hlcod of
Far-sighted and dlscorning, sho views all
questions from overy point, and resolntely sots
her fnee against anything that might pojsibly
prejudico the public against a causo that tbo
whole world should deem sacred.
These aro but a few of tho many good points
of tho character of Indiana's candidate, indi
cating that sho is at all times a safo and suro
lcador. Those who have at heart tho welfare
of the old soldier, his dependent and orphans,
desire most earnestly tho selection of Mrs.
Ague Hitt as tho next National President of
Samautha West Miller, Indianapolis, Ind.
Sarah E. Miller, Department Correspondent
of Oregon, who rendered such good roports from
that Stale last year, has been reappointed by
the incoming President for similar dnties tho
coming year. Tho choice could not havo fallen
upon 0110 moro competent. By tho way. Mre.
Miller asks n correction of a rceent report
which described Portland as remis3 in Memo
rial D.iy observances, when sho wroto of "Tho
In a report of Convention our correspondent,
writing of tho retiring President, Mary Scott
Myori?, says: ''Oregon has no?er had a Presi
dent moro beloved, and too much cannot bo
said in praise of her magnificent work of tho
year." Referring to tho National Congress of
Women, our correspondent comments upon tho
great interest which President Myers hoi ex
pressed in it, asoviuced in her appointment of
a committeo to solicit contributions to tho
Council fund, of which Sarah E. Miller is a
Referring to tho seeming opposition to tho
affiliation of tho Rcliof Corps with tho National
Council from tho Department of Oregon, our
correspondent 'thinks that it was never any
thing but a question of money. Sho expresses
Jior sympathy with tho Congress, and believes
it to bo a great educator, and that any ono may
be greatly benefited by becomiug a contribut
A Woman's Congress has just been held in
Portland, in which somo of tho best and bright
est women participated, and which wa3 of ex
ceeding interest. A local Council has been
formed in Portland.
Referring to Department Convention, onr
correspondent describes Independence whero
it was held, as a lovely town, lying far np tho
Willamette Valley, with tho Cascade Mount
ains ou tho ea3t and tho Coast Rango on tho
west, both in full view.
Sho says that when at tho Encampment last
year dolegates from Independence asked for
the Encampment it was asked, " What will you
do with us?" Tho answer was, "Come, and
we will show you." Tho place was small, tho
Post small, and tho Corps had just been organ
ized, and tho question was. "What would bo
done?" A ready solution was reached when
tho delegates, G.A.R. and W.R.C., reached thoir
Tho Independence dcodIo had erected a
largo build ing for use or Encampment and Con
vention. Hospitality wa3 unbounded, and tho
result was that no ploasanter gathering of tho
G.A.R. and W.R.C. wa3 ever held in Oregon.
Commenting npon tho excollent roports, A
summary of which ha3 been given iu The Na
tional Tribune, our correspondent says that
ouaines3 was so quickly dispatched by Presi
dent Myers that tho election of officers was hold
tho first afternoon. When renominated for
President, tho whole houso seemed to second
the nomination, but sho declined with many
lovely words of appreciation which touched
every heart, as every Relief Corps woman in
Oregon Iove3 her devotedly for hor untiring
labors during her administration, and what sho
ha3 accomplished for thoir beloved cause.
Presideut McCowan, of Oregon City, is de
scribed as an estimable woman, in who30 hand3
the Department can safely be trusted.
Referring to tho naming of tho Relief Corps
baby, Mrs. Miller 3ays: "Whon wo saw the
Commander take his place in tho center of tho
hall, with the baby in his arms, the mother at
bis left, and President Myers at his right, and
then Department Chaplain Barden join tho
group, wo wondered what was coming next.
Some thought baby wa3 to bo baptized, but wo
knew that could not bo, a3 our Chaplain 13 a
Tho Independence Encampment wa3 so great
a success that when the invitation wa3 extend
ed by tho citizens to como again next year it
was accepted with great unanimity.
LADIES OF THE G.A.R.
Treat Is being; Done In tho Jfebraaka Depart
Editok Nation kl Tjubunk: Manorfd
Day, Circles at Arcadia, Loop City, Xlsdo,
Litchfield, Grand Island, Fremont, Elk City,
Ord and Shelby united with G.A.R. Poata ia
the oxercise3of tho day. Intereatiue progra
wero rendered at all of thc30 places.
John A. Logan Circle, 8, Trcmont, henriag
that tho W.R.Cworo raising funds fora monu
ment to tho ' unknown dead," sent a donation
with thoir sympathy and interest in tho cause.
This was accepted in tho samo spirit it was
offered, aud an invitation to tako part In tha
exorcises was extended. Tho Circlo Secretary
writes: "Wo feel that wo are progressing."
Hastings Circle, 19. nnited with tho veterans
of Glcnvillo to decorate tho graven of the heroes
buried at that place, and rendered a sorvico to
the unknown dead.
S. A. DongUt llrclc, 20, North Platte, drova
to tho comctory In the afternoon of Memorial
Day, and after decorating abont 50 graves held
a sorvico over tho rnoundraised to tho unknowa
Mrs. Z. M. Hunter, Past Dopartmont Presi
dent, delivered tho Momoriul address at Masea
New Circles have boon organized at Harvard
and Ka van 11 a, and others aro to be chartered ia
tho near future. Thus tho good work pro
gresses. W. E. Hesjb. Department Corr
spondlng Secretary, North Platte, Neb.
Pennsylvania. arile or tho G.A.K.
Editor National Tkibtok: Tho Ladles
of tho G.A.R. met in Convoution at Chambors
burg. Pa., Jnno 2, 3 and 4. After tho usual
reports of Department oflicors and other busi
ness pertaining to tho Order, tho question of
consolidating with tho Relief Corps was dis
cussed aud a voto taken. Wo decided that wo
would never consolidate with tho W.R.C, bull
hold our doors open to receive all ladies of than
Order who aro cligiblo under onr Rules and,
RoguIation3, namoly, all mothers, wives, sisters
and daughters of all honorably-discharged sol
diers of tho lato rebellion; also, ex-Armr
The object of our Order is to nnito with
loyalty love for each other, to practice tha pro
copts of truo fraternity of feelius toward all
sisters of our Order, thus emulating the spirit
which unites onr fathers, husbands and
brothes to honor tbo momory of those fallen,
and to perpetuate and keep forever sacred
Tho following officers woro elected for tha
ensuing year: Pres., Ada Shannon, Philadel
phia; S. V. P., Lidia Smith, Allegheny; J. V.
P., Mary Clifton, Tarentum ; Chap., Margaret
Edmonds, Braddock; Treas., Magio Hoover,
Stcelton; Sec., Annie Micheuer, Philadelphia;
Connsellor, 3Iane Ely, Bristol. Council of Ad
ministration, Mr3. M. D. Roche, Scranton;
Josio Slicker, Pittsburg; Mary Howard, Phila
delphia. National Corresponding Secrotary,
Mrs. L. Smith.
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Tho Kola Plant, a new botanic discovery
from the Congo River, We3t Africa, is stated
by medical science to be a positive euro for
Asthma and Hay-fever. Its cures aro really
wonderful. If yon are a sufferer you should
send your namo and addre$3to the Kola Im
porting Co.. No. 1164 Broadway, New York,
who, to make it known, will seud von a artra
case by mail free. It cost3 you nothing, and
yon should surely try it.
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Some Thought by an Old Veteran.
Editor National Tijibcne: Brenan,
of New Orleans, wrote some years before tha
"Spurning-, with ancient shibboleth.
All wisoand just restraints:
To the taints of heaven was empire given.
And we ulono are saints.'"
FOURTEENTH NATIONAL PUESIDENT.
DnAuTniHUNK: Indiana will present to 14th
National Convention, W.R.C, tho namo of Mrs.
Agnes Hitt for National President.
Mrs. Hitt is specially endowed with both tho
natural and acquired qualifications for this
most responsible position. Sho has held im
portant offices, Statu and National, over sinco
tbo organization of tho Order.
Sho was among tho first Department Presi
dents elected iu this State, and to hor superior
leadership and matchloss exemplification of our
motto, Fraternity, Charity and Loyalty, is due,
in a largo measure, tho harmonious and health
ful activity that characterizes tho Dopartmont
of Indiana to-day.
Just almost to sternness, sho wins by her
vory sincerity and iutenso earnosttiess tho re
spect and loyalty of thu various elements that
constitute our vast organization.
Mrs. Hitt has been so happily situated that
sho could devoto her entire time to tho work to
which wo aro pledged, and that sho has im
proved her opportunity i3 evidenced by tho fact
thaF sho has long boen a recognized authority
on tho laws governing our Order.
In addition to her splendid abilities, Indi
ana's candidate brings to this work a passion
ate devotion to its holy purpose. Hor patriot
ism is tho practical sort, aud is apparent iu her
successful oirort to win for tho veteran two
frieuds whero he originally had hut ouo.
Alt ALONG THE LINE.
Indiana departed from Dopartmont colors
and had a pink badge, lettered in gilt, for De
Department President Halstead, of Michi
gan, in last General Orders, reports a contribu
tion of $S3.40 from Michigan Corps to the
G.A.R. fund for Memorial Day in tho South.
Department President Nellie Brice Quiniby.
of Saginaw, Mich., has been given tho general
charge of District Conventions in that State.
Tho City Couucil of Chicago has passed a
resolution asking tho Grand Army of the Re
public to hold tho National Encampment of
1897 in that city. Let U3 all wear Chicago
badges when we go to St. Paul.
Columbia Corps, 175, Chicago, decorated tho
gravo of tho brave Gen. Ransom on Memorial
Day. Hi3 aunt and niece, Mrs. Gilson and
Past National President Emma R. Wallace, be
long to tho Corps, aud wero present.
Iowa Hoadquarters, G.A.R. and W.R.C., will
bo at Hotel Ryan, St. Paul.
Departmont Presideut Halstead, of Michi
gan, has announced appointments as follows:
Legislative aud Annex Committee, Sara L.
Brown, Allaseha M. Bliss, and Sara A. C. Plum
mer; Rcliof Committee, Hattio P. Thompson,
Ann iM". Barney, Mary A. Keeler; Patriotic
Instruction, Mary Sherwood Hinds, Chairman.
Capt. Wallace Fostor has just issued a revised
edition of tho " Patriotic Primer for tho Littlo
Citizon," which has been iu demand in tho
schools as tho sequel of tho flag salute. It has
many popular features, aside from tho patriotic
catechism, teaching tho elements of constitu
The marriage of Ula Leo Bagloy, daughtor
of Capt. Fenton Bagloy, Zanesville. O.. and
A. W. Richards has just beon celebrated. Tho
brido is an accomplished young woman and a
successful educator, and the groom a substan
tial business man of that city.
Illinois has a commendablo way of keoping
tho old guard at tho front. Minnie M. Kyle,
the first Department Secretary, is delegate-at-large
to National Convention, and Margarot I.
Sands is among tho list of delegates.
Charles Francis Silloway wii3 ono of tho Gale
Prizo contestants of tho Central High School,
Minneapolis, winning tho eighth honor. He
is tbo son of Mary A. Silloway, who is so activo
in tho causo of patriotic teaching in that city.
DopartmontSccretary Bello Chase, of Kansas,
is reputed a fiuo elocutionist, and it is hoped
wo may have tho pleasuro of heariug from her
at National Convention.
N. T. Carr, Bartlesvillo. Ind. Tor., can sccuro
full information concerning tho formation of a
Relief Corps by addressing Harrietto L. Reed,
National Secretary, Temple Place.
Harriet M. Bigelow reports Eli P. Aloxandor
Corps, Wiliiamston, Mich., instituted April,
181)5, as active and flourishing. Socials held
frequently with tho Post or Sons of Veterans
and tho fitting obsorvauco of Memorial Day toll
tbo story of thoir work.
Death of Capt. Tiatcltelor.
Capt. Charles W. Batchelor, a woll-known
business man, died at his home iu Pittsburg,
Fa., Juno 29. Capt. Batchelor was boru iu
Steubcnvillo, O., and moved to Pittsburg in
1S35. For 14 yoars previous ho had been on
tho river as Pilot, Captain aud boat-owner.
Ho engaged in insuranco business, which ho
followed until the war broko out, when Presi
dent Lincoln appointed him Survoyor of tho
Port and United States Depository, which
positions ho held until September, 186(7. Dur
ing that timo ho disbursed over $100,000,000.
After tho war ho engaged in cotton man
ufacturing, and was President of tho Ma
sonic Bank, up to 3834 whon bo wa3 mado
Vice-President of tho Keystono Bank, a posi
tion held at tho timo of his death. Ho was
0110 of tho pioneers in tho iiatural-gas busi
ness an officer of tho first company using it
for manufacturing purposes. Of late years ho
had been a prominent member and ollicer of
tho Chamber of Commorco, and much inter
ested in tho ship-canal.
A "Woman' Uomecly for "Woman.
Ttuth Goldsmith's ltoyal Tea. A simple family re
cipe that is an absolute safeguard against all thoso
troubles that constantly menace the health and good
looks of womn. Sent free with valuable .nlvice. Ad
dress, ltUTit Goldsmith, Drawer No. 707, Chicago, 111.
There is a claim that these lines describe)
Northerners rafher than Southerners. Bu&
when btonewall Jackson was killed, the
New York World remarked that the Confed
erate cause was "buttressed by great indi
vidual worth." It would be difficult to find
au equivalent expression of reciprocal
courtesy. It would even be difficult to show
that the words "Union army" have ever yed
passed the lips of any ex-Con federate.
There ia a claim that the Confederate
Congress went through the motions of con
ceding; the free navigation of the Mississippi.
But the same Congress did not go through
the motions conceding the free navigation of
There i3 a claim that all the South wanted
was to be let alone. But what was tha
South? The annals of American diplo
macy record few bucIi tangled questions as
this. The Territory of New Mexico was
officially declared to be a portion of tho
Confederate States of America.
There is a claim that when a man owned
a negro, the property was his, exactly as if
it had been a horse. The refusal of tho
North to recognize this principle brought on
the war. It was safe, though it would have
been silly, for a man to say that all horses
had a right to run loose; it was not safe to
say that all negroes had a right to run loose.
There is a claim that every people what
ever a people may be baa a Tight to alter
its institutions. On tlie assumption that
Missouri was one of the Confederate States,
her people tried to alter their institutions,
putting more than 100,000 men in line-of-battle
for the purpose. Consequently, in
contemplation of Confederate law, all their
property was confiscated.
There is a claim that the sovereignty once
assumed by Texas (and perhaps by other
Southern States) had never been suffered to
lapse. An international compact, amend
able at the pleasure of a portion 01 the Na
tions, would be a grand tribute to Punch's
side of the question.
There is a claim that the territory, say, of
Arkansas, was invested with the unrestricted
power by a Congress which did not itself
possess unrestricted power.
There is a claim that the United States
might have concluded a treaty of peace with,
the Confederate States, but a preliminary
admission would hav,e been either that the
Capital of the United States was situated
upon alieu soil, or that it was imbedded in
alien soil; either admission would have been
tantamount to a renunciation of nationality.
There is a claim that the Georgia peace
resolutions meant no particular barm; the
hist remark applies-
There is a claim that in every case of a
compact between sovereigns, each party had
a right to judge of itself as well aa of tho
nature and extent of the infraction, as of tha
mode and measure of redress. The histori
cal parallelism is pretty close. Persons from
England were imprisoned in France in vio
lation, a3 England decreed, of the treaty of
Amten3 ; England got what help she could,
aud remodeled the Government of France.
Persons from Massachusetts were imprisoned
in South Carolina in violation, as Massachu
setts deemed, of theFederal compact; Massa
chusetts got what help she could, and re
modeled the Government of South Carolina.
There is a claim that the Confederates
fought for liberty; but they bad all the
liberty, without wasting a cartridge, that
they would have thought proper under any
cirenmstauces to petition for.
There is a claim that the institution oi
slavery was a fit basis for great demands
and great sacrifices; but when the master
class were privileged to mourn for chattel
slavery, even as France mourned for-Alsaca
and Lorraine, they fell very far short of this
standard of lachrymosity.
There is a claim that the stars and bars
are a suitable emblem for Grand Army men
to march under. But the number of stars
in the field cannot be regarded as conform
ing to the present practice, or even to tho
recorded practice of any Government. Gen.
Sterling Price restricted himself to a partial
enforcement of the conscription act. To
every Missonrian the right of choosing hla
own flag was conceded. J. TildeN MOUL
TON", Aurora, Ark.
A ItlcICinley Badge.
Comrade John F. Stinson, of Chicago, has ia
veuted a taking McKinloy badgo, to bo worn
on tho watchchain or suspended from a but
touhole. It 13 a miniature representation of
the workwoman's dinner-pail, and is mado of
strictly American tin. Comrade Stinson has
patented it. aud a Chicago company is going
into tho manufacture of it extensively.
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