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TIjE GRAND ARJjY.
What is Bcins Done by the Veterans
for the Good of the Order.
WORK FOR ALL
Comrade T. C. Yates, Mci-lier of Com
innmlcr -Walker's Stuff, SpcaUs.
EniTOR Natiosai. Tribune: Having hern
Appointed at. Aid-de-Catnpupon the staff of Urn
Commander-in-Chief, by General Order o, I feci
that 1 cannot rest in the lap of ludolcnco whilo
to interests of tho G.A.R. chido me for inac
tivity and want of interest in its development.
While our noble Commander is exerting every
cfV-t to build tip and strengthen our Order.wo,
ns oflirers and members, would indeed exhibit
r spirit of base ingratitude did wo neglect and
refuse to aid and Resist him to the extent of our
ability. Tub National TitiivcNn has done
and ia still doing noble work for tho promo
tion of Grand Army principles, but there is a
will, for every individual member to pcrrorin,
and in the performance of theso individual du
ties wo should receive our greatest reward.
Every organization prospers according to to
support given it. No veteran who is eligible
to nicmbcnJiip in the G.A.R. should remain an
outcast, cithiT from prejudice or preference,
for by so doing ho loses many opportunities of
exerting an influenco for Rood to himseir and
others. It is, therefore, the duty of every
member of our conization to look after theso
wayward comrades and try to bring them into
tho fold. . ..
It is not every American citizon who is eli
gible to membership in our rank?. So care
fully does it guard itself that nono but thoso
who woro tho bluu in tho enlisted Union army
and carry an honorable discharco can enter its
portals or worship at its shrino. Even tho
present President of our great Republic, neither
by reason of his exalted position as Chief Mag
istrate, nor by virtue of the substitute he claims
credit for having placed in tho Union army, is
cligis lo to a place even as a Fiibordinato in its
ranks. It is tho honorably-discharged Uniou
veteran alone who is entitled to sharo its bene
fits and partako of its rewards.
Thero is a gtand underlying principle con
nected with most, if not all, secret societies,
and I most certainly believe that if tho code
or morals laid down in their organism were
btrictly observed that the cardinal doctrines of
C hristianity would bo greatly strengthened.
But what secret society cau claim a lotticr pur
pose or a broader philanthropy than tho Grand
Army of the Republic, siuce it rests upou tho
Eolid foundation of Friendship, Charity and
Thero is a prevailing idea with many mem
bers of our organization that tho officers must
do tho ontiro work, while the unofticial mem
bership bus nothing so do hut pay dues and look
on; and some even refuse to do that. Now, tho
charter of each Post is the common property of
every member, and it should be. and is, as much
tho duty of each individual member to look
after its preservation and perpetuity as it was
your pride and pleasure to keep "the Starry
Rainier" flying in the face of the enemy during
the dark days of the rebellion.
T)o vou ever think of your obligation as a
member of the Giand Army? Read it until
you have it committed, and then repeat it often,
and you will become convinced that you are
not obserring it by remaining idle and in
active. Again, we frequently observe members
contending about small and trivial matters,
and refusing to yield lo their own better
judgmentand convictions. No man can reason
ably expect to have his ideas promoted, or his
own theories promulgated at all times, and ho
who does not have a respect for tho opinions of
others is egotistically ungenerous and unkind.
Prompt attendance at regular Post meetiugs is
a mark of houorablo membership, and is often
tho means of stimulating others to attend.
Your influenco can only be felt for the good of
your Pobt by making it manifest in your every
word, act and deed.
The young and growing auxiliary to our
Order, the Sons of Veterans, which organiza
tion must in coming years, and at no very dis
tant date, take full charge of the interests wo
now foster, should be the subject of our most
grave ami earnest consideration. Your sons
need only your advice and encouragement to
becomo a power and strength to your Post, of
which you may at present be unaware. What
ton docs not respect the opinions and practices
of his father, when exerted lor good, and what
father is it that cannot convinco his eon that
tho practice of the principles of Friendship,
Charity and Loyalty aro ennobling, inuerving
and essential to the life aud character of every
Aid and asmst in organizing Camps of Sons
of Voteratio in connection with yonr Posts, and
you will soon experience a newness of life and
energy in your meetings, and your sons will
conic to you with a newness of life and vigor
that will be most pleasing and beneficial to you
as well as to them. Encourage them with your
presence and you will leap an "abundant re
ward." The same may br truly Baid of all organ
izations of tho ladies. I would haveyou remem
ber that we cannot gather strength nor do good
by irresolution and inaction, but as the wavcB
of the ocean knep its waters pure, so "will tho
waves of activity keep our lives pure and use
ful. T. C. Yatkb, Aid-do-Camp, Freesburg, O.
Headquarters Iron Brigade during tho En
campment will be in the United States Court
room, third floor. Government Building, corner
Fifth and Wabasha streets. Comrades in at
tendance at National Encampment will find
and meet comrades then.
TJie following ofilcers were elected at the
14tib anuual Encampment, hold atLittio Rock,
Jne2L: Com., O.M.Spellman, Post4i; S.V.C.,
George W. Clark. Post 1; J.V. C, L. H. Lu
man. Post 8; Mrdical Director, V. D. Jones,
Post 1 ; Chap., W. R. GHbbard, Post 01 ; Delc-gato-at-Large,
J. H. Hutchinson, Post 7C;
DHlegatu, E. C. Kenney, Post 84; Altcruato
Dolegate-at-Largo; George Lenox, Pobt 7; Al
ternate Delegate, Chas. E. Newman, Post 81.
CoBiidl of Administration, M. Kint. Post 1 ;
W. G. Gray. Post 39; Samuel Lefller, Post
44; John Johnson, Post 22; A. L. Thompson,
The following appointments on the staff of
the Department Commander have- been an
nounced : Abb't Arij'L-Gcn., S. K. Robinson,
Post 2, Fort Smith; Afcs't Q.-M.-Gcn., Stephen
Wheeler, Past 2, Fort Smith; Judge-Advocate,
u. ureavo, X'obin, Jiot Spring; Chief Mubtor-
Department Commander William P. Derby
will deliver an addro6 at tho Chautauqua
Afsmli!y. in Lakeview, Framingham, July 28,
whirh. will ho known in tho Assembly (is
G.A.R. Day. Last year there was uo G.A.R.
Day on the list, as thero had been for many
previous years. The visitors and friends ,i i (..,
mg uiiicor, a. ij. sooKiaun, Post 70, Dewitt;
IJop't Inn., J. a Parkor, Post G3. Paragould;
Ctiiftf Aid-de-Camp, J. W. True. Post fi. Kumk.
-- W --
Assembly will be pleased lo note it on the Iibt
again this year.
John ILpplo lost, 353. Bainbridge, ban passed
resolutions denouncing one John S. Snyder, a
rortdent of Bamhridgo, for uitorauccs deroga
tory to the Cirmid Army made during tho
Memorial Day parade. Tho resolutions aro
feigned by Ep.iraim Good, Commander; Eofs
Asliton, Adjutaut; Dr. S. M. Whistlor, Jacob
Biorbower and John JJ. Green, Committee.
Have Vou Ahthina or Haj'-J'ever?
Wedica1 Science at last repot ts a positive cure
for Asthma and Hay-fovor in iho wonderful
Kola Want, a new botanical discoverv found on
the Congo River, Wont Africa. Its" cures aro
really marvelous. Rv. J. L. Combs, of Mar
tiiifeburj;, W. Va., writes thut it cured him of
Asthma of fifty years' standing, and Hon. L.
G. Clute, of Greeley, Iowa, testifies that' for
threo ycaiH he had to bleep propped up in n
chair in Hay fevor season, being unable to lio
down night oj day. TIiw Kola Plant cured him
at once. To make Ihe matter mre, theso aud
humirods of other euros aic uworu to beforo a
notary public So groat is their faith in us won
doiful curative powers, the Kola Importing Co.,
of 1101 Droadvuy, New Yoifc, to mako it known,
is hundiuuont lame cases of the Koia compound
free to&ull'orers from Asthma and Hay-fever.
AH they ask in roturn is that when cared
yourself you will tell your neighbors about it.
8t.d your name and address on a postal card
and they will tend you a largo case by mail
, free. It costs you uolbiug, aud you should
Interesting tetter from an Ohio Comrade
Who Has Settled There.
Editor National Tjiibukjs: I have noticed
communications from comrades in the South
recounting the uumcrous advantages of their
respective localities, and have no doubt that
many of your readers would bo glad to know a
few facts relative to this locality. Realizing
tho magnitude of the contract should I agroo
to reply to the numerous inquiriosthat I should
receive relative to a further description of this
section of tho South, I shall mako my state
ments plaiu and explicit.
A Pennsvlvanian by birth ; a private of Co.
C, 17th W. Va.; a resident of Toledo, O., for la
years after tho close of tho war; au early mem
bor of Forsyth Post, 15; also, a two years' resi
dence at Donephan, Kan., preceded my Florida
Leaving Toledo, 0., in May, 18S3, 30 days
later found mo in tho interior of Florida, tem
porarily located in Tavarcs, where, as my re
sources wero limited. 1 builta boat and followed
tho course of tho Ocklawaha and St. Johns
Kivcrs, seeking a home for myself aud family.
In Marion County I located a homestead of
high pino land of 120 acres, but ucing ioo iso
lated on tho banks of 1 ,o Ocklawaha I novor
occupied it, but signed ir hack to ihe Govern
ment. Tho different ly-alities along tho St.
Johns duly investigated, 1 finally, after six
months, located at New Smyrna, on tho Indian
River, a couple of mMlcs south of Musquito In
let, purchasing 12 acres, at which place 1 still
Space will not admit of recounting tho ex
periences, trials, disappointments that wife,
self and daughter of six years underwent, ouly
to say that from cobblinc shoes to editing our
homo paper, tho Now Smyrna Breeze, of which
I was tho original editor, were among some of
my earlier experiences. For comfort, health
aud happiness, setting aside tho luxuries and
advantages of our Northern home, wc cannot
complain. Tho river at our door supplied us
with abundance of fish, oysters and clams of
thrco varieties; two kinds of crabs, grcon
tu-tlc, and in season nests of turtle tpgs, num
bering from 100 to lf0. Opossums and raccoons
were 'plentiful. Boar and deer were within
short reach of thoso wno enjoyed hunting
them, and snipe," plover and other beach birds,
as well as ducks and squirrels, rendered starva
tion impossible for thoso not too sedentary (?)
in their habits to ptocure thero.
Ju tho Fall of tho year immense schools of
mullet mado it possible for the curing of bar
rels of salted fibh and tho garden supplied vege
tables when inigation was supplied. Swtct
potatoes yielded abundantly, and though
isolated for the first few year.0, time passed
without tho severity of the Northern Winter
and its attendant consequences. Orange cul
ture was the principal occupation, aud apia
culture or beekeeping employed others, which
I eugaged in at once, having had nearly 10
years experience in Ohio previously. Thocaro
of 100 or more colonics of bees, as well as tho
profits to be derived from poultry, kept us busy.
If money was scarce, credit was good to thoso of
industrious habits. ,
Time has made changes in 13 years, home
steads are all taken up; tho railway and tele
graph at our door then 30 miles distant over a
detestable road though water communication
by ocean to JaksonviIlo was regular onco a
week. To the old soldier who is still able to do
for himself, there is no better placo to my
knowledge than boeast coast of Florida to pass
tho remaining years of his life pleasantly and
comfortably. Nature provides bountifully of
her treasures of earth, air aud water, and whero
there are no family ties to bo severed, and a
stated income, though it he small, in tho way
of a pension, a few acres near tho salt water
will provide against want, and the association
of tho comrades of tho various Posts of tho
Grand Army will supply society of a kindred
nature. To thoso of a roving disposition a
houseboat or sailboat suitable for cruising will
render timo more pleasant, and the Halilax
from Daytona to Jupiter Inlet, aud even now
down to Miami is, with one exception, open to
navigation. Boats suitable can occasionally he
purchnsed that will accommodate from two to
four persons, or if a fair amount of skill is pos
sessed a suitable craft can bo built for inside
To thoso interested, a study of tho map of
the east coast of Florida will be interesting.
It is not to be understood that this is a para
dise, and that without money and experience
a better living cau be made here than else
where. Thero are disadvantages continually
of some kind or other, but not of a serious na
ture. Labor is supplied by the colored brother
at from $1 per day to $10 per month. Tho
insect pests are annoying in tho Summer sea
Bon, though not unendurable compared to Win
ter's cold. Society is good, though people aro
in a measure isolated by reason of sand roads,
though along the river communication is oasy.
I have known families to settle in an un
healthy location, away from salt water, and
becomo dissatisfied, pull up, and leave at a
loss. Three to five acres of laud, properly lo
cated, will be sullicient for any family, if they
manage properly. From my experience aud
that of others, tho annoyance of musketocs on
tho coast during the few mouths of Summer is
far less than that of the inconveniences of tho
interior, with its liability to malarious diseases
and tho absencoof the invigorating sea-breeze.
Should this meet tho eye of any member of
Co. C, 17th W. Va., I should bo pleased to hear
from him. John Y. Dktwileu, Commander,
Budd-Malhcr Post, 8, Department of Florida,
New Smyrna, FJa.
THE QUESTION SQUAD.
Tftcrani Anxioun to Find Their Comrades Who
Can Aid Tliemt
Inquiries for the whereabouts of persons will bo
publiblicd in this column once, free, hul llicy can
not uppcur for home lime after receipt, owini; to
tile KieiU number Bent un. By wulchinc our Ue
union columns during Reunion ocasoii the where
abouts of hecrelanoH hnviii;; ri'Ki'neniul rosters
nmy he HsccrtHiued, and signed coinmuuicHlious
will furnish tho desired information very fre
quently.! Arkanbaf. Of William W. SimmonB, Co. A
lst Ark.; by Mrs. Mary A. Amos Lowry, Uox
90, Grandview, Tcnn.
DibTiMCT ok Columhia. Of ofiicors of tho
1st D. C; by Alexander Esler, Jamestown,
Hospital. Of any in hospital at Chat
tauoota.Tcnn., in Fall of 18G3; by Laura New
man, Army Nurse, 48 North Eleventh street,
Lafayette, Ind. Of Clark. Assistant Sur
geon in General Hospital at Rolla, Mo., in Win
ter of 16G4C5; by F. V. 13 rad ley. Sail Diego,
Cal. Of nurse in charge of measles ward in
Field HoFpital at Chattanooga, Tenn., in Jan
uary, 18Go; by S. Bailey, Truer, Iowa.
Illinois. Of relatives of James Wilson, who
cnlibtcd in tho 58th 111. at Chicago; by J. A.
Cochran, Public Administrator, Wiuiicmucca,
Nov. Of Co. A, 14th 111.; by E. 11. iiichard-
Eon. North Yamhill, Otc. Of company and
regiment in which Thomas 0'N'il enlisted at
Chicago; by William Fox, 1182 Fulton street,
Chicago, 111. Of Henry Chase, Co. E, 115th
111.; by Mrs. Chase, lola, Kan. Of Jacob
O'Toole, Co. C, 12th 111., who was wounded at
Kencsaw Mountain, July 27, lfcd3; by Samuel
O'Toole, 314 Harmon avenue, Danville, III.
Of John Hurk, Captain, Co. U. 3Gth 111.; by
Richard Readies, Tnylorsville, 111. Of Capt.
Wm. Gale, Lieut. Hallcck, Harry Herdcn, Ron-
jamiu Erennan, John Raker, Jerry Millhorn.
Washington Sherman, S. E. McRiidr, C. E. Sim
mons, and W. M. Hoggs, all of the 57th III.; by
Mrs. Margaret M. Logstton, Clarksdale, 111.
Indiaka. Of V. L. Wcsterman, Lieutenant,
Co. F, 142d Jnd.; by Chas. D. Westerman, Har
lan, Ind. Of any who remember Alfred B.
Cook, Sercoant-Major in 8th I ml.; later First
Sergeant and Assistant Quartermaster in the
5th Ind. ('a v., who was taken prisoner aud con
fined at Andcrsonville, afterwards being sent
North on the Gen. Lyon, which burned ; by
S. C Chamberlain, New Uedford, .Mass.
Louisiana. Of tho 4'Jth La. C. T.; by
Ltwis Jonos, 200 Short Wiutor street, Spring
Maik. Of Co. F, 1st Me. H. A who knew
James H. McLand, alias Henry Lord ; by J. S.
McDatiicis, Cedar Rapids. Iowa. Of Rodnoy
Pulton, Co. H. 30th Me.; by W. H. Pelton,
North Anson, Mo.
Naval Veterans at St, Paul.
Arrangements aro being mado for a general
Reunion of Naval War Veterans at St. Paul
during Encampment week. It is assured that
tu table quarters will bo provided iu the center
of the city for all who can attend. As soon as
arrangements are completed full particulars
will bo cent to all interested who will sond
name and address to William Simmons, Naval
Post, 400, Philadelphia, Pa.
E. M. Rrook8, Long Prairie, Minn., wants
Botneonc tot-end him the name of the author
of the poem, " The High Tidcol' Gettysburg,"
published without signature in these col
uiuub not very long ago.
THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE:
THE RELIEF CORPS,
Gleanings from National Headquar
ters Notes from Departments.
Splcnrlhl Tribute to Our TJnltnown Dend.
Dedication or tho Indiana Soldiers' Homo
and Cottages Built ly tho Woman's Kelief
Corps Tho Colors In Georgia A Noblo
Woman at Kcst Mother liickonlyko's
Eliza D. Keith, who led the teachers of tho
Pacific Slope in introducing tho Flag Saluto
into tho schools, has writton much and well
upon tho subject of patriotic teaching. Sho
mado an address beforo tho recent Congress of
Women in San Francisco, her placo of residence,
in which she mado a strong plea for patriotic
teaching as the foundation of character among
our boys and girls. Tho following extracts aro
from her able address:
Every American mother mint mako her child a
baby patriot, proud of tho tiny American firtg
which she pins upon bit breast as she lakes him to
see the Fourth of July procession.
Each teacher a woman teacher, remember
must take llioio baby putriotn ami develop them
into Intelligent American citizeui. More than that,
the American nchooltciiclicr must plant tho first
idea of patriotism iu ninny a litllo heart; iuop;ro
him to love this country, tho land of his birth or
the home of his parents' adoption to love it most
and lPbt. This country is educating him. ibit Na
tion wants him for it- loyal citizen. Jt calls for his
love hn devotion. To him this Nation must be
come the one Nation of nil the earth.
Docs the Nation realize the responsibilities which
rest upon these political nonentities theao women
teachers of our public "chools?
Think of it. Our puhlicsclioulsarc full of children
who never hear one word of English spoken nt
home. They are tho olftprinj; of parents who
habitually net all law nt open defiunco or secret
evasion. Thee parents are strangers lo our Amrlo
Snzon ideas of morality nnd government. They
care nothing for America except thnl here they ob
tain Unliving that they could not wring from tho
pauper soil or Europe. Can the public school
teacher make patriotic Americans of uch chil
dren 7 That is u hat sho is doing every day.
The hone or our country is in our children, nnd
as our public schools are conducted so will that
hope be frustrated or rulHllcd.
Among tho thinkers of the Nation, those who
lovally elevHtethe Nation nbnvc thewepnrale Stntc,
the conviction grows that the National Government
should have control of tho public schoola, reducing
ili.. unpri'ii nml rnnfllctui tr systems to jn educa
tional uniformity and raising tho standard of indl
The Nation educates her soldiers and her sailors.
Why not her future citizens? Her very life depends
uton their loyalty.
It is too lato to train a voter when ho Is on his
way to the polls; but the children may bo trained
in the virtues or true citizenship. School children
must be taught that a good name is belter than
riches, and thai tho ballot-box is as sacred as au
The American child must bo helped to realize
thai material prosperity is not everything, but that
art is the mjuI of life, tho divine compensation for
mini's necessity for labor.
In America our good is belter than tho best or
other iiHlioif. What is bad has come from outside
sources, ami shall be caht forth, nnd wiiat is best in
other countries we will take and mako our own
unci stamp it with our Americanism.
We are the people, and our country Is the one
great Nation of the earth.
TUB UNKNOWN DEAD.
Past Department Commander George S.
Evans delivered a fervid oration as orator of
the day at tho dedication of tho .Memorial urn,
Cambridge, Mass.. erected by the several Relief
Corns of that citv. in which he gave very valu
able statistics which ho had collated concern
ing tho unknown dead in National Cemeteries.
Tho following quotations aro taken from his
splendid oration and should be preserved for
future reference by thoso who would keep be
foro them some idea of tho extent and magni
tude of tho sacrifices made by tho Union boI
dier for National unity and tho preservation of
"Who aro tho unknown dead? They aro
tho men who in linc-of-battlo woro shot down
and who wero buried tenderly by thoir com
rades. They aro tho meu who left nothing
about their clothing or their person to iudieato
who they were or what their names wore. When
the smoke of battle had cleared away the first
duty of the soldier was to care for tho dead and
wounded. May bo under a flag of truco, or,
perhaps, becauso the field had been ovacuatcd,
tho dead were buried. A shallow grave about
two feet deep was dug as best it could be, tho
body wrapped in a blanket or some other avail
able covering, if obtainable, earth thrown over
it, and if thero was anything lo indicate who
tho 6oldior was, his name, company and regi
ment was written upon a piece of board, moat
frequently a piece of cracker box, and then left
with tho hope that in the futuro there would
bo a more lormal burial. If tho narno was un
known, then tho grave had to bo loft unmarked,
and tho identity of the soldior was lorevor lost.
Oh! how sad these rites, and let mo say hero
that men wero never buried more sacredly, or
more reverently, than wero our Union dead by
"Some timo after tho closo of tho war tho
Government established Naiimnl Cemeteries, iu
which were to bo buried the Minetof all Union
soldiers gathered from the ditlereut battlefields
of tho rebellion, and appointed a commission
for that purpose Thero aro at present 82 of
theso cometeries, in which aro buried 334,453
soldiers. Of these 183,9 1G aro known, leaving
150.507 unknown graves. Resides theso it is
safe to say that thero aro thousands of bodies
buried in out-of-tho-way places, by Tho roadside,
on the hilltop, and in tho valley, who aro un
known. From tho best information I can
gather it is safe to say thero are 100,000 un
known graves of Northern soldiers in thuSouth
land of our Nation. There wero buried at
Corinth, Miss., 3.039 unknown, 1,790 known;
at Fayctleville, Ark., 2,539 unknown, 10G
known; at Florence, S. C. 2.SG4 unknown, 212
known; at Richmond, Va., 5,700 unknown, 851
known; at Vicksbtirg, Miss., 12,721 unknowu,
3.935 known; at Seven Piuas, Va., 1,226 un
known, 151 known.
' The saddest talo of all is at Salisbury, N. C,
where thero are 12.035 unknown graves and but
102 of which aro marked or known. This placo
was a prison for Union soldiers, and it is sup
posed that theso men wero buried from tho
prison. If such was tho caso tho namo of every
man was known to tho rebel authorities aud
could havo been placed over tho grave of each
soldier. Cruelty alono is accountable for this
nt'glict. Evon in Andorsouville, Ga., another
prison, thero aro only 923 unknown graves,
whilo there aro 12,782 which aro marked, show
ing that tho graves at Salisbury could havo
been markod had thoro boon any desira to do
" At Cold narbor, Va., thero 1,9G0 craves or
Union soldior?, of which 1,288 are unknown.
Of tho G72 marked graves. 159 aro known to bo
Massachusetts soldiers. You cau imagine how
many Massachusetts men there wero among tho
1.2S8 unknown. There is in that cemetery a
moo ud of stonee, picked up on the battlefield.
upon which is this inscription: 'Near this atout
rrrf ' ((jaWlfli
WASHINGTON" D. 0., THURSDAY, JULY 23, 1896:
rest the romainsnr 889 Union soldiors.gat lorea
from tho battltflolds around Cold Harbor.' The
Union loss in that battle was 3,884 killed,
9 077 wounded. Tho burials noar tho mound
were not the bodies of Union soldiers, but tho
remnants of bodice which had been dug tip by
tho farmer, tho cattle, tho plow, and the apade.
"Of tho 4.G90 graves at Antiotara, 1,840 are
nnknown. Massachusetts lost hoavily in this
battle, thero being 202 Massachusetts men
among tho known dead. Noonocan tell how
many Massachusetts mon aro among tho un
" Tho bodies of the nnknown wero gathered
from about 600 localities and placed in tho Na
tional Cemeteries. From Gathricht's farm,
Cold Harbor, 318; at Savago Station, 207;
White Houso Landing. 291; Baptist Church
Graveyard, Somerset, Ky., 208 bodies. And so
we could euumerato a nunibor of spots from
which over 100 bodies wero taken up in se
cluded spots near whero a groat battlo had
"As wo stand in this pencefnl comotcry, or
visit tho comctcries and churchyards of New
England, whero every gravo is identified and
chorisbed, it is not easy to realize that m tho
cemetery at Fredericksburg. Va., whero thero
aro 15.2S5 Uuion graves, 12,795 of them aro un
" If the nnknown Union dead could speak to
ns to-day they would toll us or all tho great bat
tles of tho rchollion. Thov would tell us of tho
part they took with Grant at Shlloh, Stono
River, and Donolson; with Thomas at Chicka
manga; with Sherman on hi3 march to tho
sea; with Sheridan in tho Valley ; with Meado
at Gettysburg and the Wildornos; with Mo
Clollan at Antiotam, and with Hooker atLook
out. S9 TJnic
"Theso men aro dead, but they still live
live in tho hearts of their countrymen, live
with their names inscribed upon tho Nation's
roll of honor. Their famo is not buried. Tho
deedB which mado them immortal, tho fields
over which they rang4out'tho battle-cry, and
which wero consecrated by their blood ; and
their country's records, where thoir names and
services are enshrined, cannot bo destroyed
forovor. They, in their unknown graves, toll
us that no country caVi lijo without law, lib
erty, and trtio manhood, atjd becauso they saw
in tho flag tho emblem of Clio great principles
which they know mtistlive' or tho Nation must
die. thoy planted tlicrrselves by it, and fell be
noath its folds, martyrs to liberty, and their
voices are speaking to fas to-day, charging us to
bo faithful to tho principlcin defense of which
INDIANA 80LDIF.ns' nOMK.
Department President Eliza J. Crislor, of
Indiana, sends an iitcrcsting report 'of tho
opening of tho Indiana Soldiers' Home, Lafay
ette. This Homo is located on tho west bank
of tho Wabash River, and no moro beautiful
or historic point could have been selected within
tho State. The drivo leading into tho grounds
is doscribed liko that leading from tho Poto
mac River to Mount Vernon. Reaching tho
summit tho outlook h very beautiful. From
the bights can bo scon tho battleground of
Tippecanoe, tho site of the Winnebago and
Kickapoo villages, and others associated with
the wars of tho great Northwest Territory.
Tho Tccumseh trail runs through tho grounds
for moro than three-quarters of a mile. Thi3
was tho Indian highway leading from Pro
phot's Town, noar tho mouth of tho Tippeca
noo River, to tho Tippacanoo villages.
Tho Soldiers' Homo grounds wero tastefully
decorated for dedication day, and tho grand
old forest trees afforded a delightful shade.
Gov. Matthews and other distinguished officials
and visitors wore present. Tho Lafayette
Rand eulivoncd tho occasion with tho finest
Following music by tho band. Col. R. P.
Dehart delivered an adtlress of welcome, and
introduced Past Department Commander Car
nuhan, President of tho Board of Trustees, who
gavo an extended account of tho building of
tho Soldiers' Homo. Ho was followed by Gov.
Matthews, Gen. Lew Wallace, Commatidor-in-Cbief
I. N. Walker, aud Department Com
mander II. M. Cay I or.
Department President Mary A. Sims gavo a
history of what the Woman's Relief Corps had
done and oxpectod to do iu conuoctioii with
tho Indiana Soldiers' Homo. Tho Department
of Indiana, W.R.C., havo built a cottage, which
the Past Dopartment Presidents havo pledged
themsolvos to furnish.
Marsh II. Taylor Corps and John A. Logan
Corps, of Lafayette, havo each built a cottago
aud furnished the same. Indiana Corps havo
contributed nearly $2,000 to tho enterprise,
besides hundreds of dollars' worth of furnish
ings. Luncheon followed tho formal exercises, after
which the en tiro party inspected tho buildings
and cottages. Concluding hor report, our cor
" In this Homo Indiana has huildcd a monu
ment which spunks of tho patriotism and loy
alty of her people, aud fulfills tho pledgo given
when tho hoys in hluo responded to our coun
try's call. Hero, away from tho cares aud
tin moil of tho world, tho aged aud infirm coni
rado and his wifo can go hand in hand, not
' Ovor tho hills to tho poorhousc,' but down
tho western slopo of life, surrounded by all tho
comfort? and conveniences of a home, spend
ing their last days in peace and happiness.
May each ono truly say, 'Tho Lord ir my
shepherd, I shall not waul,' aud togivohim all
THE COLOH8 IN GEORGIA.
Another report from the South, significant
of tho growing observance of Memorial Day
through tho efforts of the Grand Army and
Relief Corps, comes td us from Tallapoosa, Ga.
James R. Stccdmau Prat atjd Corps had Memo
rial services at tho First Methodist Church,
which was decorated with iho National colors
and the flag of our country, the first decora
tions of tho kind iu that place. Confederate
veterans and thoir friends united very gen
erally. Rev. W. H. Formosa, Pastor of tho
church, delivered a very patriotic address, for
which tho Post voted unanimous resolutions
of thanks. Rov. Dollman, a comrado of the
G.A.R., assisted in tho services.
On Memorial Day, services wero hold for tho
first timo iu Laurel Hill Cemetery, Post and
Corps participating. Tho1 graves of comrados
wero decorated with lovely flowers. Comrado
Van Valkenburgh delivered an appropriate
address. Tho Post Coniniandor, accompanied
by auvoral comrades, assisted iu Memorial Day
services at Mariotta.
DEPAUTMKNT OFNKW YOMC
Department Correspondent Helen I. Parkor
says that Now York is booming all along tho
lino. Corps aro working assiduously for tho
Reliof Corps Homo, Oxford, which promises to
bo tho pritlo of tho State. Sydney Corps, 89,
Ithaca, had a good record for roliof last quar
ter. Ten persons wero assisted with clothing,
3S :vlth food, and 10 calls wero mado upou tho
Helen I. Parker was tho guest of Depart
ment President Annio P. Cloary, Rochester,
and found Headquarters busy with quarterly
reports. A now Department roster is just out.
Past National President Sarah C. Mink, De
partment Secretary Sarah E. Fulton, and Past
Dopartment President .bilcn M. Putnam wero
the W.R.C Committee from Now. York Cou-
vention to Dopartment Encampment Nover
was a Boliof Corps Committee of tho Ernpiro
Stato given such an ovation. Woman's work
on behalf of tho New York Homo has endeared
them to tho veterans. After m presentation of
tho work, the committee was given threo chcora
and a tiger, with handkerchiefs waving and
DErAltTMENT OF VERMONT.
Ovor 500 pooplo woro presont at a baslcot
picnic givan by Henry Post, Chester, to tho
Posts and Relief Corps of tho adjoining towns.
After luncheon an interesting program was
carried out from a stand orectod in the I ark.
Past Department Commander Hugh Honry
na Prnoiilnnt of thu dav. Among the speakers
wero Department Commander A. M. Puffer.,
Col. R. J. Coffoy, of tlio vormoitL owiuia
Home, and Dopartment Prosidont A. Louiao
Putnam. All in attendance spoko in highest
praise of Henry Po3t and Corps, and tho enter
tainment afforded thoni.
Jcsso A. Jowctt Corps, 21, Swanton, havo
prcsonted 21 mounted flags to the Union schools
in tho village and tho district schools. Ouo
half of tho oxponso was paid by tho W.R.C.
Tho Union school childrou give tho Raich
On Memorial Day tho Grammar School gavo
tho flag saluto in front of the soldiers' monu
ment, after decorating it with flowers. Greon
Mountain Corps, 53, Cambridgo, furnished fro
meals to veterans nnd their friends on Memorial
Day, and later at the Rounion of Co. , lain
Vt. Corps 53 has prosented the Foat $33, be
sides cash expenditures in relief.
Lena M. Walker, Correspondent of Sedgwick
Corps, Brattlehoro, writes that tho representa
tives of tho W.R.C. havo visited tho schools of
that placo and presented them with 11 flag3,
giving instructions in tho flag salute to nearly
DErAHTMENT OF KANSAS.
Department Correspondent Emma B. Aid rich
writes lhat a majority of tho Kansas Corps
gavo "Columbia's Memorial," by Kate R. Sher
wood, as a part of tho Memorial exorcises. Tho
following glcaniugB aro from an excellent re
port received, showing that Kansas Corps keep
tho banner of tho W.R.C.well at tho front:
Lincoln Post and Corps, which lost all their
effects by firo last Wiutor, have risen phecnix
liko from tho ashes. On Memorial Sunday,
just as tho Post was leaving tho hall for the
church, tho Corps entered and surprised thnm
by tho prcsontatiou of a heautitul silk flag.
Col. Dunham accepted tho flag on behalf of tho
Post, and tho comrades started on their beauti
ful mission rejoicing.
W. R, Anderson Corps, 239, Tc3cott, had a
momorablo fifth anniversary just preceding
Memorial Day, upon which occasion a member
road an historic roview which was greatly ap
preciated by tho mombsra. Refreshments and
asocial hour followed.
Tho dwellers in tho cyclone district woro so
busy orecting temporary sholters for thoir
familios that but low of them had time for
Momorial Day observances, yot at Grecno and
other places tho comctcries wero visited and
soldiers' graves decorated by a fow faithful
A talk by soldiers' wives, a3 woll as patriotic
songs and addresses by tho veterans, formed a
part of the preliminary meeting at Logan on
tho Saturday proccding. At Canker City the
citizens took tho load, and mado tho Post thoir
Flag Day was obsorvod by John A. Martin
Corps, GO, by an excursion to the Soldiers'
Home, Leavenworth, when tho children of the
city drilled for tho veterans.
In closing her letter, our corrcspondentsays:
"Our near sister. Oklahoma, will present the
name of Mrs. Pomcroy for National Junior Vice
President this year at National Convention on
tho plea of rapid growth iu membership. Juat
so; when a Territory gains a population they
are granted Statehood."
A NOBLE WOMAN AT BEST.
Department Correspondent Janic M.S. Chase,
Chattanooga, Tenn., writes touchingly of the
death of Riauca L. Muller, first Department
President of Tennessee, and one of tho pioneer
soldior workers of that State.
For moro than six months sho bad been
racked by excruciating pain, and her associato
and friend says that it was almost with a sonso
of relief that tho faithful husband aud loving
daughters knew that the spirit had taken
flight to tho world beyond "just as tho sun was
gilding tho crest of Missionary Ridge and the
birds wero awakening among tho tree3 to join
in their morning chant."
Bianca L. Mullor was a faithful member of
Lookout Corps. 22, which since 1883 sho had
faithfully served. Sho was first President of the
Corp3, Provisional Department President, and
first Department President, and was serving as
Department Secretary until compelled to rc
sigu, six months ago, owing to tho progress of
her fatal malady.
It is largely duo to hor efforts that tho De
partment of Tennosseo was founded, and hor
zeal knuw no diminution until sho was ren
dered helpless by disease. Not only her per
sonal frionds, but the entire Relief Corp3 of
Tennessee mourn her loss deoply. Tho last
Bad rites were conducted as sho directed.
Among tho flowers was tho W.R.C. badge, a
gift from the Corps, designed and made by a
daughter of Comrado Nixon, a Chattanooga
florist. Tho flowers wero cream ro303 and im
mortelles on a background of green. The let
ters W.IJ.C. on the bar were made of red. white
and blun immortelles, whilo tho same color3
simulated tho ribbon. Tho cros3 was of green
set with cream rosebuds.
Tho ties woro very strong between Janio
M. S. Chase and Rianca L. Muller. The former
was Secretary whon tho latter was President,
both in Corps and Department work, and later
tho order was reversed. Iu closing, our corre
" Wo shall meet, but we shall miss her, and
wo feel suro that no reader of The National
Titmi'NK will withhold from us the sympathy
we need in this our sad loss. It will novor be
our privilege to add a moro lovely friend to our
list or a more devoted member to tho Order."
A Memorial order has been issued by Depart
ment President Alida Rulo, recounting the im
portant services of tho docoased, extending the
sympathies of tho Dopartment to tho grief
stricken husband aud children, and directing
that all charters bo draped iu black for 30 days.
"In her death," tho ordor roads, "tho De
partment suffuM an irreparahlo loss. Her
energy and enthusiasm wero infectious, and in
days of trial and discouragomout hor buoyant
prosoucoand patriotic zeal were an inspiration."
DEPARTMENT OF CALIFORNIA.
Department Correspondent Lillie C. Milne
writes that Gun. James R. Steedman Corps,
S.iliua City, has been added to tho Dopartment
roster, instituted by Department President
Laura J. Robinson, assisted by Department In
spector Eliza Shopard. Tho Corps has started
with a charter membership of 20, with a bright
outlook for numbers and influenco; President,
Edith L. Raker. At tho closo of au evening
banquet tho Corps waited upon tho Post, aud
wero recoived with distinguished honors.
Col. Whipple Corps, 31, Eureka, have presented
thcrPost $35, roaltzed from tho sale of a silk
quilt. This Corps uumbors35 mombors, and is
invaluablo to tlio Tost to which it is auxiliary.
DEPARTMENT OF MASSACHUSETTS.
July has beeu a busy month so far for the
Relief Corp3 of Massachusetts. Gon. Landor
Corps, Lynn, had a pictiic; Robert A. Rell
Corps, Boston, a social; David Church Corp9,
Marshfiold, a festival; Hiram G. Berry Corps,
Maiden, a supper; E. P. Carpenter Corps, Fox
boro, an outing to Nantucket; Collingwood
Corps, 121, Plymouth, held Memorial Day
services in Miles Standish Hall.
Comrade M. D. Jones, Past Commander Wil
Jard C Kingsloy Post, has prosented Kingsley
Corps n copy of Miss Mary Holland's book on
Corps 109. Brooklino, havo initiated Sarah
Mellon, mother of Comrado Fre'd H. Mellon, of
Post 143, who has attaiued tho venerablo ago
of 93 years.
At tho anniversary celebration of Revoro
Corps, 103, Canton, Past President Holmes, tho
first presiding ofltccr, was prcsunted a boauti
ful Dresden china salad-bowl.
Department Presidont Helen A. Brigham and
members of hor staff will attend by invitation
tho Grand Army gathering at Northampton,
ALL ALONO THE LINE.
Department Prosidont Helen R. Griffeth, of
Iowa, has instituted threo Corps since Dopart
ment Convention, and issued supplies for throe
Hollon E. Day ia announced in General
Orders of Missouri, Department Press Corre
spondent; Adah G. Brigg8, Chairman of alio
Roliof Comniittco; Houriotta Stiesmeior, As
sistant Dopartuiuut Inspector, and Carrio A.
Smith, Dopartment Iustitutiug aud Installing
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SONS OF YETERPS,
News from Various Divisions Elec
tion of Oilicers, etc.
Louisvlllo Encampment Net Gain of Nearly
Sons of Vctekanb, U. S. A.,
Rooms 1-2, First National Bank Block,
LaCrossb, Kan., July 10, 1S96.
Gonoral Ordors. No. 3. 1
Series of 1S96. J
Division Commanders havo been elected
and installed as follows: Alabama and Tcnncs
soo, E. R. Carter, Knoxvllle; California, Chas.
C. Houck, Santa Cruz; Colorado, Adam C.
Patton, Grcelay ; Connecticut, Gcorgo E. Cox,
48 Stato St.. Hartford; Illinois, Wm. G. Dustin,
Dwight; Indiana, R. B.Oglcsbee, Indianapolis;
Iowa, II. M. Hanson, Mt. PIea..nt: Kansas,
Grant W. Ilarringtou. Hiawatha; Kentucky,
B. F. MrCIelland, 502 West Main street. Louis
villo; Maine. Llewellyn L. Coopor, Augusta;
Maryland, Frank O. Peterson, 204 CourtLtnd
street, lialtimore; Massachusetts, Harry D.
Sisson, Pittsfiold ; Minnesota, Goorgo P. Kelley,
Tracy; Missouri, Manly Wren, Bethany; Ne
braska, Gcorgo F. Wolz, Fremont; New Hamp
shire, Walter S. Willoy (re-electod), Somcrs
worth ; New Jersey, James R. Adams, Atlan
tic City; Now York, A. 0. Courtney, Syracuse;
Ohio, D. Q. .Morrow, Hillsboro: Oregon. D. W.
Dwyer. Salom; Pennsylvania, James 11. law
noy, Fifth and Chestnut streets. Philadelphia;
Rhode Island. Herberts. Thompson. Box 1355,
I'rovidcuco; South Dakota, Z. C. Green, (re
elected), White; Washington, W, F. Locke,
Now Whatcom : Wisconsin, W. J. Patton, G rccn
Bay. Tlio bonds of nearly all theso newly
olccted Commaudors havo already boen sub
mitted and approved, and the new administra
tions havo taken up tho work of tho Order
with earnestness aud enthusiasm. Regret at
tho losi officially of old and tried friends aud
brothors i3 thus tempered with joy over tho
ability and zeal displayed by their succesiors,
who are most loyally aided by thoso who havo
surrondcrcd tho leadership of divisions to take
up tho work in their homo Camp3 aa "high
privates iu the rear rauks."
Adjutant- General 's Consolidated Report
n -a Tntol "''ber
g . Gain. AeerVte. Losses. In cood
Sj uZ '. '8a- landing.
e 2 a. jjy By re-t y da-I f
2 -2 mm- IntV Total band- jf By-.ni-
s... 2- trr In. mrnt. gain. d. "b p'nsi'n.
5 2 sS "" ' r .
-.J: -. 2 - . t: 2 -. .
U JH2 5 i 2 i .. sisiJsal! 2
y. 55 a a 5 & g ?. :o L..L:L5 a
Aln.&Tenn II '-VI 1 741 2 2 31 3 107 11 38 .. .. 39 .. .. ( U &T3
California.. 8 309 I If. 2 1 18 2 '3 10 315 ; f 2 31.. : 37 OT8
Colorado.. 9 -28 4 65 5... 1 4 71 J3 290 2 5 .. 1 .. .. 23 j3 276
Coon 25 7-19 I 69 2 I 17 2 83 27 S37 1 5 .. 17 .. .. SO 27 807
(j,,lf II 30n II X) 10O!.. .. 100 II 200
Illinois"."'.".. 1 K9 2 07 I 3 6 5 ICf. 79 1825 : 55 I 3 3 13 31... IS 381 64 1411
Indiana 82 1707 7 2S9 13 Sfi 10 37fl Oi 2M3 -' 1 9 285.. KM 83 1855
Iown SI 1220 10 2S9 3 22 431 32 723 66 1949 I 3 .. 5 13-1.. 5 202 81 1717
Khmiis. 91 1WM 4 'ST, 9 3 82 7 Sfi 94 2172 .- .... 2 4 A 9 250 .. 9 2C0 89 1913
Kentucky.. 12 316 ... 55 1 56 12 372 1 27 16.- 1 73 1 299
Maine...... 46 1211 2 112 8 1 7 3 198 49 1142 5 4 5 2 801.. 2 9J 4' 1343
Maryland.- 2 570... 12 1 1 27 1 W 29 610 123 4 113.. 4 119 25 491
Mm 113 4171 2 162 29... Kr! 2 203 '115 4T67 4 65 8 34 28 .. 319.. 4 1S-I Ml 4283
Michigan.. 42 759 4 159 2 5S 6 211 13 973 2 10 .. 1 9 1OT .. U 18-4 788
.Minnesota. 39 992 4 139 2 4 69 8 2l0 47 120. 1 10 3 3 81 .. 3 95 44 HOT
Missouri... 57 1259 5 171. 4 96 9 267 66 1526 2 9 3 5- 171 10 5 19 61 1323
Nebraska 40 589 . 49 7... 35. 9! 40 60 2.-3 7 18 .. 7 1S9 33 491
N. II 19 C24! 1 47 1 ... 8 1 56 20 6fe0 2 2 2.. 361.. .. 62 20 618
New.hr.Vy 27 730 4 114 16 4 130 31 860 2 1 3 4 100 .. 4 112 27 713
New York 125 3096 6 379 7 4 109 30 195 135 3591 I 7 7 17 9 13 350.. II 120 121 3171
Ohio 132 2936 3 157 19 2 80 5 25(5 137 3192 7 82 3 10 I 21 627 .. 28 723 109 2169
Oregon. 8 147 2 6 3 31 5 91 13 241 2.. .. 2 13 239
Pa.... 135 5341 2 320 11 2 93 4 429 195 5770 41 1- iO IS I 311 .. 4 39 155 5378
B. I 15 409 . 12 - 8 . f 20 15 429 3 4 .. IS .. .. 25 15 104
S. Dakota.. 12 191 4 103 ...... 4 54 8 157 20 3T,l 2 2 1 18 .. 1 22 19 329
Vermont.. 43 O.'O 2 GO 9.-17 2 116 45 1036 2 4 3 ... 49.. .. 58 45 978
Washlnjt'n 29 608.. 41 5... 15 61 29 669 1 3 5 1 &2 .. 1 71 28 598
WVimiiiia 16 321 2 35 1 2 37 4 73 20 397 8 .. .. 8 20 339
Wisconsin- 33 f-1 I CO I .. 5 1 66 34 746 1 12 2 .. 3 120 .. 4' 135 30 611
Totals TitetJ 31535 74 3156) 127 61! 1674 138 5257 1521 39792f2i 312p45 114lT 1193 IollS94Si 1391 34964
On April 3, ISilG, a charter wa3 i3sned for a
Camp at Honolulu, II. I., and the Camp at
tached to the Division of California, that Divis
ion having been instrumental in tho organi
zation of tho Camp. At the Encampment
of tho Division of California, April 23, tho
namo of the division was changed to" tho
" Division of California and Hawaiian Islands,"
and the change of name has been approved.
Tho Committee on Transportation for the
15th annual Eucampmont to be held at Louis
ville, Ky., Sept. 8-11, i3 hard at work, and re
ports tho probability of very liberal railroad
rates for the Encampment. Tho Chairman of
the coramitteo Kive3 out the following informa
tion : "The Trunk Line Association (which
covers tho territory from Buffalo, Pittsburg
and East thereof, except in Now England) aro
willing to grant a rate of faro and a third for
tho round trip account Louisvillo meeting
on certificate plan. Tho Central Passenger
Committeo authorize an open rate of oue fare
for tho round trip from all points in their ter
ritory; tickets on sale Sept. 7 and 8, return
limit to initial point to bo midnight Sept. 13.
Southern States Passenger Association author
ize rato of ono fare for round trip; tickets to
bo sold SoDt. G and 7, good for return to Sept.
15. Western Passenger Association will un
doubtedly conform to Central and Southern
rates." Division Commanders aud others de
siring additional information rogarding routes
and rates will correspond with Q.M.-Gen. R.
Loebonstein, Chairman of the Committe, 34
LaSalle street, Chicago.
The various committees of tho Sons of Vet
oraus of Louisvillo and also the Citizens' Com
mittees aro earnestly at work proparing for the
Encampment, aud will soon do roatiy 10 an
nounce tho program, and give full information
regarding tho Encampment. Everything in
dicates a very successful meeting, with as largo
if not a much larger attendance than ever be
fore. Any one desiring particulars should ad
dress Hon. Wm. Cornwall, jr., GoneralMauagor
Citizens' Committee, Louisville, Ky.
The consolidated report of tho Adjutant-General
for the qnarter ending March 31 shows a
net gain of nearly 400 members for the quar
ter, notwithstanding tho terrible loss in Ohio,
and tho heavy losses in Illinois and Massa
chusetts. Seventeen divisions show gains, some
of thera material ones, whilo six show very
slight losses. There ha3 been much pruning of
dead branches, and the Ortlor was never in a
bettor condition for growth. This golden op
portunity should bo improved by every mem
ber of tho Order, in doing hi3 utmost to
strengthen and build up our membership.
Ry commaad of W. H. Russell, Commander-in-Chiof.
Oflicial: C. Rokijt, Adjutant-Genoral.
The way to purify, enrich and vltalira tho blood
is to tako Hood'a Saraaparilla. Try It now.
Convention of tho Rational Association at
The 11th Annual Convention of the National
Association of Naval Vetorans was convened at
Webster Hal!, New York City, Monday, July
6. Rear-Admiral Samuel Alraan presided.
Capt. Frad E. Haskius, tho National Secretary,
called tho roll, and about200 delegates answered
to their uames.
Aong thoso on the platform woro Jndgo-Advocate-Gen.
Charles Cowley, Lowell, Ma33.;
National Secretary Fred E. Uaskins. National
Boatswain Edwin Shelly, Now Haven, Conn.;
Chief of Staff W. E. Jacobs. New Haven, Conn.;
National Paymaster Erdin F. Dustin. Provi
denco, R. I.; National Surg. Lorenzo Traver.
Providence, R. I., and Lieutenant Commander
E. D. Bliss, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Roar-Admiral Alman read his annnal report,
and thanked tho various associations for their
help during the past yoar. Tho Convention
then adjourned until Tuesday.
When tho Convention was called to order
Tuesday tho first business taken up was the
election of oilicers. Tho following were chosen:
ReaT-Admiral. Cyrus Soars, Baltimore, Md.;
Commodore, Georgo W. Brower, New York
City; Captain. S. D. Baker, Boston, Mass.;
Commander, W. S. Gould. New Haven. Conn.;
Lieutenant Commander, W. W. Van Houten,
Newark, N. J.; Senior Lieutenant, Potor John
son, Portsmouth, Va.; Junior Lieutenant, E. J.
Carrigan. Now Haven, Conu.; Fleot Surieon,
Thomas 0. Herron, Cincinnati ; Fleot Paymas
ter, Erdix Tk Dustan, Providence, R. I.; Fleet
Engineer, Joseph II. Jerry, Raltimoro ; Fleet
Chaplain, Robert Edwards, New York City;
Judgo-Advocato-Goncral, Charles Cowley, Mas
sachusetts. Tho now otlicura wero installed la
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BY HER LOVER'S SIDE.
Mary Stevens Jenkins Is the Only TVoraaa
Soldier Hurled in Ohio Soil.
St. Louis Slur.
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his present home near Massillon. She died
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ranch of a character as his wife. Becanso
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