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TH E 69TH REGIMENT.
BECORD OP SERVICE, ITS TRIALS
A M» REOIUwANIZATIONS AND
ITS HOMES.
ong I* 1 * independent military organizations of
there were scores in New-York fifty years
*■" there w<re several companies composed cx
vf !y of Irishmen. In two of, these member-
d < could b* attained only by men who were born
'^Irela nJ - !! ' :■ tlnr. were other "Irish" compa
1<! ' where the term "Sons of Ireland" included
eri' - * n born legcendant* of Irish parents. '1 nese
fLxTuai-t companies paraded on St. Patricks
* T but wore also always in line on Washington^
Sij'fisy. on the jrth " f Jill and on other pub
ftoiHay 5 - when the regularly organized militia
inAcA- Each company had its meeting room.
't^. the freedom Of Ireland was always the fa
!lj theme. One of these company meeting
T "ijns, over ' German saloon, was the meeting
also of ■ S^Yviss company of sharpshooters
!> |Ja company composed of Frenchmen. The Irish
grew rapidly, and la IB were con
o iidat*<i si I formed Into a regiment which re
\jrtA tne numerical designation ">">:>."• For seven
t hf- regiment flourished and became not only
7 rdui military body, but a powerful factor in
ijs»! politics, and many political slates were made
fc as &m ri ' '• ■ '■' t^e regiment was reorganized
gf in artillery regiment doing duty as infantry.
gad when the Civil War broke out in 1861 it was
looked upon as one of the best regimental or
-aijations '• Mew-York.
jjjcbael Corcoran, who was the proprietor of
gjberniaa Hall, In Prince-et.. between Mott and
Hulbe <='•£„ wras the colonel of the regiment- He
vU popular with the Irishmen of New- York, and
rtcfived much encouragement in his efforts to make
*>» command an efficient body. The regiment came
i-to public notice when the Prince of Wales, now
jteg Edward VII, visited this country. There was
jsiiitary parade in his honor, in which the C3th
ordered to take part by the general command
jje the division. Corcoran refused to order oat his
jjpaent for the occasion, -..;:. • that Irishmen
,01101 Interested in the celebration, and for this
*uobed'.' <>r orders he was placed in arrest.
be Tvas never tried. He was released in time
•fiii* 4 ' the head "' his regiment when it marched
tttj to the front. In May, ISSI.
Th« term of service for which the €Sth enlisted
yean tYirm months, bat In that time If took part in
«he battJes of Blackburn's Kord *nd Bull Run.
Many members of the 65th ■»•< re captured. In the
latter bloody fight, <he colonel being- one of the
number. The regiment returned from the front In
August, and a few days after it ■was mustered out
of th*- service an order was Issued by the War De-
partment for the organization of an Irish brigade.
Under fhla call eight hundred members of the 69th
■feted for three years In the Csth Regiment New-
Tork Volunteers, and -went to the front under the
command of Colonel Robert Nugent, with James
Zelly as lieutenant colonel and Ja.rn.es Cavanagh
v major. The other New-York regiments In the
brigade were the C3d I .'1 th. The 2Sth Massa
chusetts and the HCth Pennsylvania were added to
the Irish Brigade, -with two batteries, commanded
tf Captains Hogan and McMahon.
Although most of its original war members were
lathe Irish Brigade, the Gith was rapidly recruited,
tafl when it re-entered the service for the second
time, la May, 1862, it marched away from the old
usury one thousand strong. The term of enlist
swot was for three months, and "when the regi
l»nt was mustered out the men followed the
exusple cf thejr comrades and re-enlisted "for the
«ir" as th«» €&th New York National Guard Ar
ekry, or the 18id New- York Volunteers. The
regzaent had no etandlr.;? as an artillery body, and
fcftmrni. r- knew that the men would not be called
ote for artillery duty, but the name was taken so
Ittha numerical designation of which all Irish
«OCt proud might be used. The Id Mil was
•Ksrecrulted to its full strength and enlisted for
t&Z Clays when Lee's forces Invaded Pennsyl
icluin June. MC2. and again for three months In
TW regiment bad many meeting places, none of
*tkh were adequate. The largeFt one Of these,
*a4the or.<i which came nearest being an armory,
•Mover Essex Market. Here the regiment bad its
KaSquart'irs until the 7th Regiment took posses
sen of its new armory, in J'ark and Lexington
IT «*. It tscortfd the 7th to its new hnm«, and re
«Md and 'occupied the evacuated premises over
'Kspklng Market, which have been the headquar
*n of the C&th Regiment since that time. The
*n»ory was considered a beautiful one at that
'■». end it wa« often thronged with visitors on
"flew evenings when the raiment was under the
JwaaiKi of Colonel Bagley. Colonel Martin T.
«ilahon or Colonel James Cavanagh.
lateraai troubles disrupted the regiment a few
ten ago. and despite the efforts of many proml-
S«t Irishmen who were proud of the record made
<V the SKI In the Civil War. to save It the com
•ttflwi^ reduced to a battalion of five companies.
Bat even the battalion mi not a united body. It
*tt fo torn by jjetty fights that its dlsbendment
?M«seussed in the highest military circles of the
»Ut«. But the friends of the old guard came to
wrest- new corapanie-s were organized, and Lieu-
I*stat1 *stat Colonc-l George Moore Smith of the 7th Regl
■<«». placed in temporary command. This was
• tenovii.;;. ■:; against which some of the members
Weete/1 Only Irishmen had commanded the regl-
J«i before, they said, ajid the advent .an Amer
*>« a* commander of an Irish organization could
*«ttiy harm. Hut the reaultH showed that the 'evil
**ikecl< s were false. The companies were
j-ttrtheaed by good recruits, the staff was im
j!*tl by the addition of competent officers,, and
"ffWlcni-klng provisional commander was elected
**J*el ■_■• ■:_. reorganized regiment. Colonel Smith
*J*ain«-c in command until he was elected com
25*ls« officer i.f lht- Fifth Brigade when he was
s?J**<3 <;-<:; -<: by lieutenant Colonel Edward Duffy.
had been a member of the regiment since 1867.
Who a the war with Spain broke out and troops
■* ca:>,i for the <".Sth received authority to or
£•«• .•- a twelve company regiment preparatory
M« retry into the I'nited States service. The ad-
JJpfcfaJ companies were rapidly recruited, and the
>*fged command a line body of men. was mus
2r in a* th*. CSth Kegiment, New-York Volunteer
v^fttry, on May Vi, 18aS. and after doing- cervlce
jytpathern canips, awaiting orders to proceed to
:?•• *as mustered out on January 31, 1899.
|?»«ttry. on for a. new armory, which began
j^JOCth' :n r-ajnps, a waiting orders to proceed to
«■. „\i: „•! January XL. ISJ*9.
J>* Bovem< ■ for .•- new armory, whlrh began
2"*? ts « administration of Colonel Smith, was
kYfonslj* continued by Colonel Duffy, and when
kcame kr.own that a beautiful structure would
i?*ct*-'j for the (.'Jth on the plot between Twenty-
>ad Twenty-sixth st.-- . in 1.-xlngton-ave.. re
?*U>E had a decided boom, and the old C9th has
JJ~j» taken its place as one of the best regiments
* «ie State.
TOE \i:w YORK POULTRY SHOW.
: **tenln<; at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday
I *WWijg January 14, and continuing day and even
■ 2^ f Saturday, January 18. the thirteenth
I 1 exhlw tlon of the New-York Poultry, Pigeon
■ lor Stock Association will be given in Madison
■2* Garden - l>..ii y< * ar brin E* the New-York
■ i^* r *_ 8ho *' " the front with an excellent show-
I1^»«J' S * com '"■""""" ■"""" Ik open to the world, and
J^T*** of d °:ian* ■•"' x>rlzcs and special club
|!^" *** offered.
fcSjL** lh " l ' rlzt * dinner* at (he Pan-American
I V**. t°l?' at Buffal °' are entered for the coming
I*% in I '^ ' n lhe Btan<Jard classes, the game bird-
BBBBSW «f S?o"" « "" demands for space tax the
BBB»Th» £ * r 'pt'-"dent Crawford to provide for
1 Jfn'v. '... th UJng f inrubatera will be in excess
I iv* t '*£a Ule , e ? hlblUo " ard * will be complete,
I BSSTwSI l;lr ' 00 *" 88 Faverolles, Jm-
I i**w?^,v . v' a " (1 Popular " England, will
■ »fc^", f, .*,*•••*-«»« 'and farm, as the nr«t
I IS* tesur -VV 0;'0 ;', 1 V hi " , counlr >- The pet stock
I sssPk and th fu 'l "howlne of cat«. cavies and
I »ujo^- // r '* wJ !' * man «Pt< lal exhibits ol
■ I 1I 1 uuera from other chows.
COLONEL EDWARD DUFFY AND GROUP OF OFFICERS OF THE 69TH, WITH THE COLORS.
ROOM OF THE HOARD OF OFFICERS
MONUiiENT TO THE IRISH BRIGADE AT GZTTTSBTXG,
NEW- YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. SUNDAY. JANUARY 5. 1902.
THE DRILL FLOOR OF THE «OTII REGIMENT ARMORY.
GOSSIP OF THE CAPITAL.
A NEW BUILDING FOR THE DEPART
MENT OF AGRICULTURE— AN ANEC
DOTE OF PRESIDENT M'KINLEY.
Washington. Jan. 4 (Special).— A now member of
Congress, one of th* youngest men in the lower
house, who looks half his ace and might pass for
a sophomore at college, attempted to go through
one of the doors that leads to the floor of the
House Chamber the day before Congress adjourned,
but was promptly stopped by Its custodian.
"No one but members allowed In here," an
nounced the doorkeeper.
"Wliy. I am .1 member," r^»poni°d th« M. C.,
contlnutriK on lil«< way.
"Tea," replied the man at the door, opposing an
arm. "a. member of som<- kindergarten. This is the
reaa of thf I'siltrd Btatei "
Senator Bard, of California, •■ fathering a hill
to pay Jessie BentOfl Fremont ISO.OM for property
which passed from her possession to the govern
ment, for which, it is asserted, she has never been
paid The California Senator la earnest in his ad
vocacy of Mrs. Fremont's claim, and speaks of
her as "the daughter and companion of the lion
hearted, Western Missouri's most famous Senator
and representative" and "the wife of the daring
pathfinder and explorer, soldier and Senator, who
was herself an active figure in the stirring drama of
California's transition and tilled s most prominent
ami unique part In the public esteem."
The growth of the Department of Agriculture
from a small bureau of the Interior Department to
us present proportion! and scope, is an Interesting
story. It is only s few years since this Important
branch of the public service wai represented in
the Cabinet. With the establishing of that port
folio Interest In it awoke, and since then its work
has been watched with keen Interest both In this
country and Europe. The news that t h>- corner
stone i C a new building will soon bo lab] for this
department X a cause of rejoicing among Its
friends, for II l<>m. r ago outgrew the limits of the
old building, and its. Nro.'k has been handicapped by
cramped quarters and Insufficient spaci f>»r labora
tories and rooms for experimenting. There is now
pending before Congress a bill providing for s new
building. Introduced by Mr. Mercer, of If nnsiis.
which, it is -= .- s i « l by those most Interested, will
speedily become ■ law. This Mil appropriate*
i f,.r the -■!•■ tion of .i department honse.
and specifies that th building shall be commodious
and fireproof, and constructed in accordance with
the approved plans "heretofore secured in pursu
ance of the provisions of the act <>f Congress ap
proved March 2. MM." This ad :'!>:•;" >riat.-.i $5,000
and authority to expend that sum In the prepara
tion of pians for ■ new building'- Tc.i ot the lead
ing architects of the country were Invited by the
Secretary of Agriculture to compete fur th.» honor
of nr.iklnK the plans, and s rommlsstdn of three to
decide among th''ni was appointed. This commis
sion—D. 11. Burnham, I. I. Olmstead and Augus
tus St. Qaudens -were unanimous i 1 > preferring the
design of Lord A Hewlett, Of New- York, and their
decision has been Indorsed by the majority of those
who have examined the plans
Secretary Wilson: commission was also named
by the Senate Committee on District Affairs to act
as a park commission, and naturally hail in view
the position a new building would occupy in the
park system, and Its relations to neighboring
buildings, as well as the needs of the department.
The new department bui : ding will stand near the
site of the present one. Its architecture Is on sim
ple, classic line*, it will be four hundred feet long,
giving abundant space for the accommodation of
the different bureaus, and it will be built of white
marble. The main part of the building will be five
stories high and its roof will be of g!a*s. The of
fices of the Secretary and his staff and the chief
bureaus of the department, will occupy the centre
of the building and tin- wtaga will be converted
into laboratories. As soon as the bill providing
for the appropriation is passed work en one of the
-wings will begin, and it is estimated that in two
years the entire building will be finished.
There Is hanging In the lobby of the House an
excellent portrait of torn.er Speaker Reed, by
Sargent, which is a Mecca to all the admirers of
the subject and of the artist whi visit the Capitol,
but it falls to m?et with the approbation oi ma
of Mr. Reed's fellow townsmen, who spent his holi
days In Washington aod hud much to say ahout
the big man from his fctate. This worthy person
stood, lees far apart and hands in pockets, for a
A CARD
—FROM—
C. C. SHAYNE.
You can never tell what is going to happen — especially to 42d st.
Owing to the prosperous times and the splendid trade which I enjoyed
last season, and anticipating an increased business this season, I made extensive
preparations, purchased largely of fur skins, re-engaged mv experienced and
many new skilled workmen and kept them continuously employed during the
summer; but 42d st. was struck by the cyclone of underground railroad building.
After I learned that the Rapid Transit Commission had decided to tunnel
42d st. I applied to the authorities for protection, receiving assurances through
the Mayor's office that the street in front of my store would be in a condition for
carriages by September. I have a copy of the letter to that effect written to the
Mayor by the engineer in charge. On the strength of that assurance I manu
factured largely and had one of the largest stocks of thoroughly reliable furs in
the world on September 1.
__ I expected the tunnel to be covered in front of my place every week in Sep
tember, but was disappointed. Those in charge promised that the hole would
be covered by October 1. Again I was disappointed. Promises were made
that it would surely be covered by October 13; but it was not covered until
November 15.
I suffered a great loss of trade. Many of my old customers, however,
reached my establishment by walking. Some ladies drove to 13d st. and walked
around the block, others to 41st. St. and came through Lewis & Conger (my
neighbors') store, an incident I shall never forget. It is but another evidence
that the New York women are most appreciative. They recognize conditions
and surmount them, and I appreciate very much the trade received from the
ladies who, under great difficulties, came to my store.
While my trade, since the covering of the tunnel so that carriages could
drive to the door, has been all that I could expect, it has not made up for the loss
I sustained during the previous months.
The holidays are over, and I find that I have on hand over 5300,000 worth
of manufactured furs — Imperial Crown Russian and Hudson Bay Sables,
Ermine, Chinchilla, Marten, Lynx, Bear, Sealskin, Persian Lamb, Mink. Otter,
&c, made up in the latest styles.
I do not want to carry them over to next season. The expense of storage,
insurance and interest would be over 0,000. Then. too, I have been taught a
lesson not to depend too much on 42d st. during the next few years. Large
hotels and office buildings will be erected, and in order to be prepared I have
purchased property on 41st St.. directly in the rear of my 42d st. establishment,
where I will erect a building, connecting with the latter, thereby largely increas
ing my facilities for wholesale trade, besides providing a much needed porte
cochere, and enabling me to be independent of 42d st. and its uncertainties.
It takes a lot of money to build, and I want to turn my goods into cash,
and have, therefore, decided, in order to effect sales, to sell at the following
very low prices: —
UP-TO-DATE STYLES.
Alaska Sealskin Coat*:
$50 Less than former prices.
Jackets: $25 to $35 Less.
Persian Lamb Jackets and Coat* 10° 0 Discount
Hudson Bay Sable Muffs, Boas, Capes, etc 15% «*
Imperial Russian Sable Mufts. Boas, Mantles, etc. ........ 10%' ••
Mink Muffs, Boas, Capes. Victorines, etc 15% ••
Marten, Chinchilla. Skunk, Lynx 15% •»
Fox 20% -
NOTE.— Fox Is fashionable. Ladles want It and I sell It, but do not recommend It tat
service. —
Men's Overcoats, lined and trimmed with genuine Furs:
$100, $125, $175, $250, $300, $400 to $700.
. 15% Discount.
Automobile Coats: Some as low as $25. $35, $50 to $75.
10% Discount.
Large assortment of Sleigh Robes and Coachmen's Outfits.
10 to 15% Discount.
Hats and Rugs of Tiger, Leopard, Bear, etc.
20% Discount.
Note— l do not sell blended or darkened Russian or Hudson Bay Sables or Mink. Persons
who* purchased them elsewhere complain of a mottled, shabby appearance after being: -worn a
All furs sold by me are properly cured and dressed. They are less liable to moth than arti
cles made from Improperly dressed skins. _ ,__.. „ iW^ «
I sell exclusively Alaska seals caught on Prlbylov Islands, in the Behrlng- Sea. th« fur or
which Is dense, handsome and durable. Ail are London dyed. All my Persian Lamb, etc.. are
I* Import Russian Sables, undressed, duty free. They are dressed here better than by any
7" was "Awarded first prizes at the World's Fair for Garments of Russian Sable. Sealskin.
Persian Lamb. Otter, Mink, and for pelts dressed ready for use. all kinds.'
This is a most favorable time for persons to purchase strictly reliable furs at
very low prices.
C. C. SHAYNE,
Manufacturing For Merchant,
Forty-second St., between Broadway and 6th Aye.
long time the other day contemplating the Sargent
Pl< Waal " he drawled finally, as if in response to
the Vncomiuirs of his guide "it may have cost
money but gosh dern If It looks any more like
Heed than it does like Roosevelt. I've got a patent
chrome To" Reed In my parlor at home they gave
away free In one of the. campaigns, and I wouldn t
swap It for this one if you'd give me $10 to boot.
Mr Bristol, the pastor of the late President, took
„ brother minister from Dublin. Ireland to call on
Mr McKlnley last spring. The visitor was
.harmed with the cordiality of the President s
manner and spoke with warm appreciation of It
a^h" walked downstairs. On entering the lower
corridor the two clergymen found It filled wit J>
people, a motley lot evidently travellers There
were many children In the throng, all with eager,
expectant expressions on their fates.
"What does all this crowd mean? asked the
Ir "visiting organiznlon probably." replied Mr.
Bristol "come to call on the President.'
"Will he see them?" asked Mr. Bristol's com
panion. Incredulously.
"Let us wait and see." proponed his friend.
In a few moments the President went Into the
Kast Room, where all public receptions are held,
and the crowd was admitted. None of his pred
ecessors ooseess-d more dignity combined with
grace and geniality than Mr. McKlniey He took
every ono of the great mass that pressed through
the room by the hand, the grasp he gave was
hearty and cordial, and to many he addressed
words of pleasant greeting. The last straggler in
the. long line was a little boy. who -fixed .big.
blue, appealing eyes upon the President as if he
would carry the remembrance of his agreeable
presence forever In his heart. O.er him the Presl
little admirer 1 * hand. The child's fac- was radiant
a" he Passed out of the door. Mr. Bristol turned
fo flnd P tears streaming down the face of his
" How l T"onderful how wonderful." exclaimed the
reverend doctor. This is indeed a government
for t?S people. Ah. Mr. Bristol. If my people at
home knew your President better, there would be
few of them left in Ireland.
The Roosevelt children have learned their lesson
well lite the wish of their parents that they
Thai not be photographed or "snapped. • as the
*avine »foe" on the street, and whenever they espy
a camera the young sons of the house of Roosevelt
duck their heads and move about In such a way
that It is impossible to catch them. Not long ago
Archibald who attends one of the public schools.
found himself In an embarrassing position. He had
mounted his b cycle and was about starting home,
when one of his enemies appeared straight In front
of him. There seemed no escape for the lad. but
lust then a great hay wagon, heavily loaded, came
down the street. In a flash the child turned his
wheel and rode directly under It. continuing be
tween the wheels until a corner was turned and
the danger passed. "A chip of the old block" is
young Archibald, who has Inherited his father's
courage and dash.
SAYAL MILITIA SHUOTIW.
Through the courtesy of Colonel Bates of the
71st Regiment, the First Battalion of Naval MllltU
will be enabled to have Indoor rifle practice hy
using the range of the 71st Regiment. Several rifle
contests will be decided oa this range by the naval
militiamen In the course of the season. The First
and Second divisions will practise on the range
January 11 and J5. There will be a battalion drill
on the New-Hampshire on Tuesday evening, Janu
ary U.
CHIXFSE STUDENT AT FRIXCETOX.
Princeton. N. J.. Jan 4 (Special).— For the
first time In the history of Princeton University
there Is now enrolled among her undergrad
uates a young Chinaman, born and reared in
Canton. His name is Dong Seung. and he came to
America from his native country five years ago.
After his arrival here he spent his first two years
in New-York City, where he was privately tutored
in the English language by the Rev. Hule Kin.
after which he entered the Dwight School, -where*
he prepared for college. In his three years* course
in this school he captured the second prize in schol
arship for the first two years, and the first prize
when he was graduated there last June.
He entered Princeton last September, and has
already established a good record. He is in the
first division ii the classics, second division In
French and third in mathematics. Seung- is a reg
ular member of the Freshman class, and his quiet,
pieasant manner has already won him many
friends, not only among the members of his class
but also among the other students. He is the son
of Dong Wan, who still lives in Canton with his
family. He is now nineteen years old. and after
completing his course tn the university ho will
take the course of study In the seminary, and then
return to his native land to do missionary work
among his people. He is one of seven children
five daughters and two sons— all of whom, except
himself, are still In Canton. His father and
mother became Christians thirty years ago, and
are at present engaged there in Christian work.
Seung has had his queue removed, and will wear
none while in this country, but says he will let it
grow out again before returning to China, as ho
would be more Influential there among the people
If he should wear it.
He spent the- Christmas holiday in the metrop
olis with his friend, the Rev. Huie Kin of No. IS
West Ninth-st.
PROGRESS I It: WCCMMM AT THE WALDORF.
A progressive euchre on an elaborate scale. üb
der the auspices of St. Joseph's Alumnae. Flushing,
will be held at the Waldorf-Astoria on
Wednesday. The proceeds will be devoted to the
new convent at Breutwood. Former students of
the academy are earnestly requested to unite with
the post-graduates in furthe-ing the success of the
undertaking.
The officers of the alumnae are: President. Mrs.
John G O'Keefe: vice-president. Miss Colton; sec
ond vice-president. Mrs. Dlvver; recording secre
tary. Mrs. George Roesch. and corresponding sec
retary. Miss Moore, all of Manhattan. The treas
urer is Mrs Frank Stewart, of Flatbush; the as
sistant treasurer. Mrs. McNulty. of Brooklyn, an.i
the assistant secretary. Miss Smith, of 1.->:..~ Islan t
city. Mr- Jos.'.'h Carey, of Brooklyn, is hiirman
ot the business committee. Her assistant-" ■-<
Mrs. Chariest J . . -r.J Misa A. Smita, of Brook
lyn.
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