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General A. G. Weissert, of
Wisconsiu, Chosen the
Commander in Chief.
ALL BUSINESS FINISHED
And the Kew Officers Take Their
Seats as the Curtain Falls.
A Considerable Amount of Legislation
Desired Tho Seniority of Depart
ments Not Tot Settled Patriotism
Requested to Be Taught One Day In
Each Year In the Public Schools
General Palmer's Address to Be Bead
In Every Post A Statue of General
Grant for Washington A Compro
mise Candidate Selected for Senior
Vice Commander The Other Officers
Easily Chosen Memorials for De
WASniNOTOX, Sept 22. The second
day of the .National Encampment of the G.
A. E. began at 9 o'clock this morning, at
Albaugh's Opera House. The first business
was the report of the committee to deter
mine the question of seniority of depart
ments. The controversy aflects the States
of Illinois and "Wisconsin, neither of whioh
is in possession of a charter. Wisconsin
claims the seniority should be determined
by the date of the first department encamp
ment; Illinois asserts that the statement of
It F. Stephenson, the founder of the order,
should decide. Past Commander "Wagner,
of Pennsylvania, chairman of the com
mittee, reported, recommending the ap
pointment of a new committee, but the mat
ter was left open after considerable dis
cussion. The report of the committee to which was
referred the Adjutant's report was next
presented. The report recommended the
adoption of the recommendation that the
installing officer of a post should make the
annual inspection, and that the per capita
tar ior Grand Encampment purposes be
limited to )A cents.
Then came the report of the Committee
on Rules and Regulations, making a num
ber of recommendations upon requests for
changes submitted by the various depart
ments. The committee reported adversely
ipon the suggestion Iroin the Department
of Arkansas to change the regulation defin
ing the right to wear the emblem of the
A. U., and the request of the Depart-
lents of Missouri, Oregon and of the Po-
lomac, that "Xo person be entitled to wear
the baJge or button of the G. A. H. unless
a member in coou Elanainc in ine u. u
IS." was recommended.
Liniils of Appeals in Future.
The committee favorably lecommended
the change suggested by the Department of
Oregon, that appeals from the decisions of
Post Commanders and posts be made within
four months Irom the time they are ren
dered, and that appeals in all other cases be
made within six months. The committee
reported adversely upon the recommenda
tion ot the Adjutant General that the rules
and regulations be revised. All these rec
ommendations were adopted.
In connection with this report the ques
tion of abolishing life memberships in the
Ka.ticnal Encampment came up. The De
partment of Ohio recommended that Past
.National and State Commanders be given
seats as honorary members, with out votes.
The majority of the committee rep orted ad
versely upon this proposition, and from the
report that Comrade Phillips, of Ohio,
"under instructions irom his department,
dissented irom the views of the majority,"
it bad been expected that this question
would cause a considerable discussion, but
the position of the Ohio Department found
but few supporters. The report of the
committee was adopted by an overwhelm
ing majoritv on a rising vote, there being
less than 20 delegates in opposition, outside
Before proceeding with the election of
officers, which had been fixed for 11 o'clock,
Junior Vice Commander T. S. Clarkson, of
Omaha, on behalf of the entire membership
of the G. A. It. in the United States, pre
sented to Past Commander in Chief Wheel
ock "Veazy a striking oil portrait ot himself,
encased in a handsome gilt frame. The re
sponse from Comrade Veazy was very
touching and appreciative.
Palmer's Speech to Bo Bead Everywhere.
Past Commander in Chief John E. Bea,
of Minnesota, from the Committee on the
Commander in Chiefs address, reported that
the committee heartily commended the
patriotic sentiments and spirit of devotion
so eloquently expressed in the address. It
would be well, in the judgment ot the
committee, to have it read in every post of
the lnd. While it regretted certain com
plications (alluding to the race question in
Louisiana and Mississippi), the committee
was unable to see how the Commander in
Chief, having regard to the honor of the G.
A. R., could have taken any other action,
and his heroic measures were approved.
The committee also approved the recom
mendation that a receptacle be provided in
the Grant tomb at New York for the roster
of the G. A. R. In addition, it suggested
that the encampment cause to be prepared
a suitable testimonial to the retiring Com
mander in Chiet, General Palmer, in recog
nition of his service. All the findings and
recommendations of the committee were ac
cepted by the encampment. Thus a question
the race issue which had threatened to
create dissension, was speedily settled by
the hearty approval of General Palmer's
The report of the committee on the report
of the Judge Advocate General was sub
mitted, and as it approved all his decisions,
it was adopted without question.
Patriotism Teaching In the Schools.
Delegate Miluer, of Kansas, from the
committee on teaching patriotism in the
public schools, reported recommending that
the Commander in Chief issue a circular re
questing teachers in all schools to set apart
the first day of each school year for incul
cating lessons of patriotism. Alter some
discussion the report was approved, with
an amendment that the circular of the Com
mander in Chief ask tor one day's session
in the year, leaving the teachers free to
select the date.
Past Commander in Chief K. B. Beath,
of Pennsylvania, reported from the com
mittee on the Grant memorial, that a con
tract had been made with Franklin Sim
mons, the American sculptor in Rome, for
a marble statue of General Grant, to be
erected in the city ot "Washington at a cost
of f 9,000.
Next came the election of officers. When
the order was announced Colonel C P. Lin
coln, of the Department of the Potomac,
who bad been prominently named as a can
didate for Commander in Chief, addressed
the encampment, w ithdraw ing his name as
a candidate. lie said he had had assur
ances from over 400 of the delegates that
they would support him, and he thought be
had a right to aspire to the position, but,
recognizing the sentiment of the encamp
ment in lavor ot uenerai weissen, no was
perfectly willing to step aside, and he asked
that the election of General Weissert be
made unanimous. Colonel Lincoln further
said he was not a believer in the sliding
scale, and therefore his name would not.ba
used in connection with the office of Senior
General Weissert Elected Commander.
Past Commander Kimball, of Massa
chusetts, moved that General Weissert be
declared elected by acclamation, but that
was held to be out of order. General
Weissert was then formally placed.in nomi
nation by Benjamin F. Bryant, of La
Crosse, Past Commander of the Department
of Wisconsin, who performed the came
service for General Weissert at the encamp
ment at Detroit last year. General S. H.
Hurst, of Ohio, was also named for the
position and the roll call was begun. Be
fore it had proceeded very far, however, the
name of General Hurst was withdrawn,
whereupon General Weissert's election was
effected by acclamation. The General came
forward and returned his thanks to the en
campment for the honor bestowed upon him.
The election of a Senior Viee Commander
brought into prominent view the factional
fight that has raged within the ranks ofthe
Department of the Potomao for the last
year. In this controversy were involved
the continuance of life membership in the
National Encampment, the troubles of the
Woman's Relief Corps in the District of
Columbia, and Incidentally the continued
existence of the custom by which the office
of Senior Vice Commander was given by
courtesy to the department entertaining tho
National Encampment Colonel Lincoln's
friends favored the abolition of the latter
custom, and the friends of Captain J. M.
Pipes, who had secured from the depart
ment an instruction to the delegates to sun
port him for the position of Senior Vice
Commander, desired its continuance.
A Compromise Candidate Chosen.
The Lincoln forces were led by General
& a Burdette, Past Commander of the De
partment, while the Pipes men had Com
mander Dinsmore for a leader. The con
troversy waxed so warm on the floor of the
encampment, and there seemed to be so
little possibility of an agreement between
the two factions, that Past Commander
Wagner, of Pennsylvania, moved that R.
H. Warfield, ot Sa'n Francisco, be elected
Senior Vice Commander. The motion was
seconded bv Colonel Lincoln and by Captain
Pipes the'latter stating that he had been
indorsed for the position by a majority of
the department to which be belonged.
Past Commander Wagner's motion was
adopted and Warfield declared elected
Senior Vice Commander. This breaks the
line of precedents extending over a period
of ten years.
For the office of Junior Vice Commander,
Peter B. Avers, ot Wilmington, Del.; Past
Department Commander, J. C. Bigger, of
Dallas, Texas; Comrade Minton, ot Ken
tucky and Comrade Kennedy, of California,
were placed in nomination. Two ballots
were necessary to reach a determination,
and on the second Ayers received 3S9 out
of the 649 votes cast, and was elected.
For Sureeon General, Dr. W. G Weyl,
of Danburv, Conn., and W. H. Johnson,
of Minden, Neb., were the candidates.
The ballot resulted: Weyl, 432; Johnson,
165, the former being elected.
Dr. Lowell Is the Chaplain In Chief.
For the place of Chaplain in Chief there
were four candidates, namely: J. H. Fra
xee, of Tennessee; D. R. Lowell, of Kan
sas; E. H. Haggerty, of Missouri, and W.
H. Gottheil, ot the District ot Columbia.
Dr. Lowell was the favorite candidate and
The afternoon session began promptly at
3 o'clock, and under General Palmer s skill
ful management business was proceeded
with to a conclusion, and final adjournment
of the twentv-sixth annual encampment of
the G. A. It." at 6:10 P. M.
The Committee on Seniority of Depart
ments was discharged from iurther consid
eration of the matter at its own request and
the subject referred to a new committee,
consisting of Comrades Beath, of Pennsyl
vania; Dowling, of Ohio, and Freeman, of
New York, for report at the next encamp
ment. By permission of the encampment Com
rade Woods, the First Adjutant General of
Illinois, made a statement giving a history
ot the order in that State from Its forma
tion. At this point a delegation of ladies from
the Woman's Relief Corps, headed by Mrs.
Annie Wittenmeyer, and another from the
Army Nurses' Association, headed by Mrs.
E. S. Tolman, appeared and were invited
to seats on the platform. The ladies named
extended the cordial greetings of their re
spective organizations to the G. A. R., to
which Commander In Chief Palmer felicit
To the Memory of Dead Comrades.
A committee was appointed, consisting
of Comrades Tanner, of New Yorkj Duffield,
of Michigan, and Kountz, ot Ohio, to.nre
nare suitable resolutions upon the death of
General W. H. Barnum, of New York,
which, together with a portrait ot the de
ceased, are to be inserted in the official pro
ceedings of this encampment. Comrade
Beath is chairman of a committee appointed
to perform a similar service for the late
Adjutant General McClellan, of Pennsyl
vania. Comrade Cramer, of Maryland, repre
senting a committee of the G. A. R., pre
sented to ex-Commander Alger an immense
silver "loving cup," very handsomely en
graved, which was accepted by General
Alger in an appropriate speech.
The committee appointed to have charge
of the erection of a national memorial hall
at Decatur, 111., reported receipts to-day
amounting to $4,882.
The Committee on Resolutions reported
to the encampment a large number of reso
lutions and propositions which had been re
ferred to it, recommending that a large ma
jority of them be laid upon the table, whioh
was done. Among the resolutions re
ported favorably by the committee and
adopted were the following:
The Legislation That Is Desired.
Asking Congress to pass a law giving the
same right or precedence In appointments
to all honorably discharged soldiers thafls
now given by law to soldiers who were dis
charged Tor disabilities. Recommending
that the edition or the official records of the
rebellion published by Congress he Increased
from 11.C0U to 50,000. A similar resolution has
been passed by the Society of the Army of
the Cumberland. Commending the order of
Commander In Chief Palmer forbidding any
post of the G. A. It. to march under the Con.
lederate flag. Authorizing the Commander
In Chief to issue a circular commending the
Veterans' Protective Association Bureau of
Information In connection with the World's
fair. In case be shall find it worthy.
Declaring it to be Inexpedient for the
Rational Encampment O. A. B., to express
an opinion on the subject of opening the
World's Fair on Snnday In view ot the fact
upon which the members of the G. A. E. are
divided. Favoring the establishment of a
soldiers' home in the Marino Hospital build
ing at New Orleans. Eequestlng that the
census of the veterans of tne war and their
postofflco addiesses be published Immedi
ately. Asking Congress to provide for the
erection or a monument to the private sol
diers of the army. Asking the Seerotcry of
War to provide a flagstaff at Fort Sumter
A. G. "WEISSEUr, THE XEW COMMANDER.
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upon whioh the national flag- shall float tho
am as at all Government posts. Advising
the Council of Administration to oall the
meeting of the next annual encampment
not later than the flrstweek of September,
1693. Expressing the thanks of the encamp
ment to the Old Guard, of Washington, who
served as guards during the sessions of the
The Close of the Encampment.
Senior Vice Commander Duffield, of
Michigan, offered a resolution which was
adopted, returning the thanks of the en
campment fo i the citizens of Washington
for the generohs hospitality of the recep
tion given to the veterans, which more than
redeemed the pledges made by the commit
tee at Detroit
A resolution of thanks to Commander in
Chief Palmer for the faithful and intelli
gent discharge of his duties was offered by
General W. H. Gibson, of Ohio, and
adopted by a rising'vote, followed by three
A proposition to accept a conveyance to
the encampment of Andersonville prison
grounds, now owned by tho Georgia De
partment, G. A. R., was referred to the
This having exhausted tho business of the
encampment, the installation of officers
elect for the ensuing year took place, Com
rade Beath, of Pennsylvania, the ranking
Past Commander in Chief, administering
the obligation to the officers-elect.
After the new "Commander in Chief had
been installed be was asked if he could
name his personal staff for the year. He
answered that at present he was prepared
to name but one E. D. Gray, ot Mil
waukee, to be Adjutant General. Comrade
Gray then came forward and was inducted
into office by Comrade Beath.
The new Commander in Chief then
assumed the gavel and declared the twenty
sixth annual encampment G. A. R. ad
journed sine die.
A BIT OF FRICTION.
The Union Veterans Union Complain That
They Haven't Been Treated Bight
They Say That tho G. A. B. People De
liberately Snubbed Them.
Washington, Sept. 22. The Encamp
ment of the Union Veterans Union in
Harris' Theater was well attended, and was
specially marked by the hearty co-operation
manifest between the U. V. U. and the
Woman's Veteran Relief Union. General
Roberts, Commander of the Department of
Massachusetts, invited the Union to hbld
its next annual encampment at Boston, and
the invitation was accepted by a unani
The committee appointed to consider the
question of establishing a school for chil
dren of veterans reported in favor of the es
tablishment of a technological sehool and
the appointment of a committee to select a
tract of not less than 10,000 acres of land,
containing coal and timber adapted to ag
riculture and grazine,on which the proposed
school shall be located.
The Woman's Veteran Relief Union ap-
S eared in a body on the stage, and Mrs.
iell Dowden, Mrs. Mary Campbell. Mrs.
J. A. Smith, President of the Shore Com
mand, and others madel speeohes pledging
assistance and co-operation to the U. V. U.
General O. A. Janes, of Wisconsin, re
sponded. The Committee on Resolutions recom
mended a number of important changes in
the constitution. The membership clause
was amended so as to exclude all who vol
untarily bore arms against the United
States. It was recommended that Past
Commanders in Chief be entitled to seats
and a voice, but no vote in national con
ventions of the order. This is a modifica
tion of the so-called "House of Lords"
feature of the G. A. R. Encampment. Pro
vision was made for an Executive Commit
tee of seven members in departments of the
TJ. V. U. Lieutenant Colonels and Majors
were given authority to act in all meetings
where the Colonel is absent, and authority
was given to vacate by a two-thirds vote
the office of officers who fail to attend three
consecutive regnlar meetings.
A resolution was reported to permit mem
bers of the Woman's Veteran Relief Union
to wear the U. V. U. button.
The Union Veterans' Union does not like
the way in which it is regarded and treated
by the' G. A. R. The Union adopted a
resolution looking to mutual recognition
and co-operation between the U. V. U. and
the G. A. R. A committee, headed by
Colonel S. S. Bond, was appointed to pre
sent the resolutions to the annual encamp
ment of the G. A. R. It reported that the
members of the committee were kept wait
ing for sometime in the ante-room and the
welcome they received was not similar to
that which the U. V. U. would accord a
similar committee irom the G. A. R.
General Roberts said he believed in tell
ing things exaotly as they were. The com
mittee in charge of the resolution had been'
very shabbily received. They were kept
waiting in the hall without seats,, and when
finally admitted the reception was a chilly
one. They were not received as veterans
who had fought for the preservation of the
Union, but as citizens of the United States,
It was not the kind of reception they de
served. The report of the committee on regplo
tions proposing changes in the regulations
of the U. V. U. was adopted except that
the provision relative to Past Commanders
having a voice but, no vote in all encamp
ments, State or national, was amended so
as to require that they must be members of
th.e U. V. U. in good standing at the time
of the encampment.
Ex-President Hayes was seen in the hall
while the resolutions were under consider
ation and the proceedings were interrupted
and the ex-President called on for a speech.
He expressed his pleasure at meeting the
old soldiers, of whom he was one and for
whom he had a high regard.
THE WOKEN HAVING SOUS FUS.
A Hard Time for tho Women's Belief Corps
to Get Settled Down.
Washington, Sept 22. The conven
tion of the Woman's Relief Corps met this
morning at the Presbyterian Churoh in
stead of at the Baptist Church. Yester
day's session was resultless, owing to a
squabble in the organization. Mrs. Annie
Wittenmyer made the opening prayer.
During the morning session Mother Bloker
dyke was brought forward and introduced
to the audience, who received her with the
greatest enthusiasm, as she was one of the
most heroic army nurses of the war. Al
though 75 years old, she made in a clear,
ringing voice an eloquent and most prac
Clara Barton gave a cordial greeting to
the convention. Mrs. Flo Miller, in a
speech on behalf of the staff, presented Mrs.
Sanders, the National President of the W.
R. C., an elegant sliver service. Owing to
the change fn meeting place, there was
great confusion and delay.
An Enthusiastic Cavalry Reunion.
Washington, Sept 22. The cavalry
men of the Western armies got together in
large numbers in Sherman Tent this morn
ing and held a reunion which stirred up the
enthusiasm of all the old soldiers. The
rendering of "A New Poem to Old Glory,
the Army .Mole," was the hit of the occasion.
COL. B. H. TTABFIELD, BE. V. COM.
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Ato Many- of the "Veterans,
Thongli Thousands Are
Yet at the Capital.
A STREAM OF VISITORS
Runs Through the Beaulifnl Show
Kooms of the White House.
X. CRUSH AT THE DEPARTMENTS.
The Q. A. K." Contests Tamer Than They
Kayo Been for Some Tears.
LAST EEDNIONS OP TOE ENCAMPMENT
irnoit jl staff coRRESPOXDSirr.l
Washington, SeDt 22. There is a vast
crowd that has occupied the streets for days,
making nedestrianism almost impossible,
but not on account of the departure of any
great number of visitors. Of course, they
have been going constantly since yesterday
morning, but an immense number is still
here. They are merely not on the streets
as they were. They are out on excursions
an d they are at public buildings of the city
by tens of thousands.
By Mrs. Harrison's kindly request thosa
who desired to see the rooms of the White
House that are usually exhibited are
not denied that pleasure, and to-day a con
stant stream of visitors, most of whom were
ladies, entered at the North front, passed
through the corridor, the red and blue
rooms, and the great east reception parlor,
and out at the window that is used as an
exit on the occasion ot grand receptions.
The chance to see these rooms by the grace
of the sick wife of the President is doubly
appreciated for the reason that it was ex
pected the house would be closed, and be
cause it is open" at the request ot the in
valid "first lady of the land."
The Crash at an Art Gallery.
The crush at the Treasury, at the
museums, the monument, the capitol, the
navy yard and other places of more than
ordinary interest, was even greater than
yesterday, and there is no estimating the
number ot the visitors.
Some idea of the crowds may be gained
from the attendance at the Corcoran Gal
lery of Art, which is the only place at
which there are facilities for keeping a
record. It has been the custom there for
years to count the visitors of each day, by
means of a register operated by the door
keeper, and never before in the history of
that famous gallery has there been such a
crush as on yesterday and to-day. Nine
thonsand five hundred persons passed
through the gallery yesterday, and to-day
the 10,000 mark was" reached and passed
before the doors were closed at 4 o'clock.
No charge is made for admission, and an
other departure is that all have been per
mitted to carry with them into the art
rooms their umbrellas or canes. Strange to
say, no picture has been damaged. It is
evident that many of them have made nar
row escapes, as umbrellas and canes have
been freely used as interrogation and excla
mation points by wondering and delighted
Pretty Tame Contests Tlds Tear.
The contests for the possession of the en
campment next year and for the hohorable
position of Commander in Chief have been
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the most desirable Fall Over
coats in choice patterns. Win
ter Overcoats in smooth and
rough material and strictly
$10, $12, $18
And $15 Upwards.
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lacking in that spirit and excttement that
attended them last year at Detroit Both
were ended with scarcely a struggle. While
the friends of Hurst and Lincoln made
some show of lively opposition for a day or
two, and even last night were claiming; an
equal chance with Weissert in the race, the
Wisconsin man went through this morning
by acclamation, the other candidates being
withdrawn. It was a fine compliment to
Weissert, who is a brilliant lawyer and ex
ceedingly popular with the Grand Army
The graceful wtfhdrawal of Lincoln will
put that popular gentleman in good run
ning condition for another campaign, when
he may not be handicapped by a position
in the Bureau of Pensions, which was
probsblv the sole cause of his rejection at
this time by the majority of the delegates.
The thinking men of the Grand Army are
growing verv sensitive on the subject of
pensions, an"d the iteration of the charge
that the organization is but a machine for
the erinding out of pensions and pension
legislation, and it was pretty generally
recognized that it would be very bad polloy
to tale for Commander in Chief the Deputy
Commissioner of Pensions, no matter how
popular or how deserving; and so Lincoln
was set aside with regret, to await a more
The last of the aiany Bennlons.
If the public buildings were thronged to
day, so were the union tents and halls, and
the reunions of minor organizations have
been merry and endless. These are in
progress to-night at everv point also,
though the great crush is at the big
Pension Bureau building, where the grand
reception of the National Encampment isin
progress. The immense hall where the in
augural balls are held is gorgeously deco
rated and the crush is tremendous. Mild-
mannered .Vice President Morton is the
leading figure of the publio dignitaries,
though all of the high officials of the Gov
ernment are in attendance; and though less
fashionable than the inaugural routs, as is
to be expected on account of the miscellane
ous nature ot tne gatnenng, ii is mo mom
enjoyable because of its fine and sensible
This day and this reception will practi
cally end this one of the annual social fetes
of the Grand Army, and to-morrow the
bugles and drums will be sounding and
beating a retreat in earnest and on every
side. There are yet many excursions to be
made to old battle-fields and other points
of interest, but the feast may be said to be
ended and the last toast drunk to-night
The railroads, however, do not expect to
get through with their rush and crush of
extra trains before Monday.
Many of the Pennsylvania posts are pre
paring to start for home to-morrow, but on
account of the fact that most of them are
almost neighbors to the District of Colum
bia and can reach their homes with a ride
of a very lew hours many of them will re
main to'the last and suck the annual en
campment lemon dry.
SHEBIDAN AHD CTJSTEB'S C&VALBY
Complain That Infantry Officers Are Not
Doing Them Strict Justice.
Washington, Sept 22. The boys who
rode with Sheridan and Custer as members
of the cavalry corps of the Army of the
Potomac, held a reunion in Meade Tent to
day. General E. W. Whitaker, Second
New York, presided, and Captain R. A.
White, Fourth Pennsylvania, acted as sec
retary. The following reeiments were
represented: Second West Virginia, First
West Virginia, Harris Light, New York;
Second New York, Eirst New Jersey, Third
New York, Twenty-fourth New York, Sixtb
Michigan, Eleventh Pennsylvania, Tenth
Illinois, Eighth New York, Eleventh New
York, Sixth Ohio, Third New Jersey. Six
teenth Pennsylvania, Eighth Illinois,Third
Indiana, First Maine, Tenth New York and
A letter of regret was read from Mrs.
George A. Custer. Captain Parsons made
the statsment that Confederate infantry
officers, among whom he has lived for the
past 23 years, speak of the prowess of the
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With every pur
chase of $5 or
more we will
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fid Child's Sav
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Cruisers "Philadelphia" and the "Chicago," FREE OF ANY CHARGE
pay exclusive furnishers
JBUJJTx UttlNTB, ana, in
Union cavalry and the Union cavalry speat
the same of the Confederate cavalry. Capi
tain Parsons Intimated that the history of
the cavalry ' being written by infantry
officers, and that justice is not being done
WOUND UP WITH A BALL.
The Leading Social Event of the Week at
Washington Tlce President Morton and
General Palmer the Principal Speakers
Before the Dance Began.
Washington, Sept 22. The leading
social event of the week In honor of the
Grand Army was the reception to the mem
bers of the National Encampment given by
the oitlzens of Washington this evening in
the spacious court of the Pension Office
building. The interior of the building has
been handsomely decorated with flags and
The commiltee having the reception in
charge had wisely restricted the invitations
to a limited number of citizens and to the
officers and members of the encampment
The crowd, therefore, while large, was at
no time uncomfortably so, and locomotion
The Marine Band occupied seats on the
platform, and during the evening rendered
a most delightful programme of patriotic
airs. The Choral Society of Washington
sung several patriotio songs, with solos by
Dershane Cloward and Mr. Costello. When
the Choral Society sang "Marching
Through Georgia" the whole audience
joined in the chorus, singing it over and
over again. "The Star Spangled Banner"
was recited by Charles B. Hanford.
The prominent officials and others in
vited to attend the reception assembled in
the room of the Commissioner, and when
the band played "Hail to the Chief," they
marched downstairs and took seats on the
platform. Vice President Morton, who
took the President's place, was escorted by
John Joy Edson, Chairman of the Citizens'
Committee. They were followed by ex
President Hayes, Secretary John W. Fos
ter, Postmaster General Wanamaker, Gen
eral John Palmer, District Commissioner
Douglas, Private Secretary Halford, Sen
ator Manderson and Mr. Grinnell, the Third
Assistant Secretary of State.
After taking their places on the platform,
Commissioner Douglass introduced Vice
President Morton, who delivered a neat
speech of welcome. When the applause
following this speech bad subsided, General
John Palmer responded appropriately.
When he had finished his speech there were
lond calls for ex-President Hayes, Post
master General Wanamaker and Secretary
Foster, each ot whom responded briefly and
During the evening the presentation of
the national standard bv a guard of honor
with a kandkerchief salute by the entire
assemblage took place, the hand playing
"Bally 'Round the Flag." Refreshments
were served, followed later by a promenade
concert and dancing.
The Blinutemen or '01 Organized.
Washington, Sept 22. The Associa
tion of Minutemen of 'CI perfected their
organization to-day by the election of the
following officers: President, Colonel
Henry Walker, Boston; Vice President at
Large, O. C Bosbyshell, Philadelphia;
First Vice President, George A. Brown,
Washington; Second Vice President, A. W.
Reeder, Pennsylvania; Secretary and Ad
jutant, B. K. Pier, Milwaukee. It was re
solved that each State Association hold its
annual reunion April 15, and that the Na
tional Association hold its national meet
ings at tho National Encampment of the
G. A. R.
A Pleasant Call on Secretary Noble.
WASjrfNGTON, Sept. 22. The members
of the Third Iowa Cavalry, accompanied by
the ladies now with them in Washington,
to-day called in a body on Secretary Noble
at his residence. The Secretary commanded
this body of men during the war and he
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THE NEW COUNCIL CHOSEN.
Names or Those Selected by the Various
Departments for the Next Year.
Washington, Sept. 22. The Grand
Army Council of Administration for the
next year has been named by the, various
departments as follows:
Alabama, J. C. Miller, of Green Pond; Ari
zona, H. B. Lljtbthlser, Phoenix; Arkansas,
Logan H. Boot, Little Hock; California, N.
D. Ayly, San Jose; Colorado and Wyomlnfr,
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cut T.L Gill, Hartford; Delaware, M. B.
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BelwoortGeorgla, H. B. Mason, Augustai
Idaho, G. T. Shonpe, Solomon Cltyt
Illinois, H. S. Dietrich, Chicago; In
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Indlnn Territory, K. I. Masters, Krebs; Iowa,
Iu B. Baymond, Hampton: Kansas, E. B.
Jones, Bolton; Kentucky, Jonathan Mo
Kelvey. Louisville; Louisiana and Missis
sippi, H. C. Warmoth, New Orleans; Maine,
E. C. illlllken, Portland: Maryland. J. a
Hough, Baltimore; Massachusetts, William
A. Olen, Boston: Michigan, Joseph Bellalr,
Grand Kapids; Minnesota. C. C. Edwards, St
Paul; Missouri, L. E. Carter. St Joseph;
Montana, I. S, Wilson, Bozeman; Nehrasan,
John Barsby, Fremont; New Hampshire, O.
W. Baldwin. Lebanon; New Jersey, Benja
min Murphy, Jersey Citv; New Mexico, W. M.
Berger, Santa Fe: New l'ork.Theodore Freis
ten, New York; North Dakota, E. S. Miller,
Jamestown; Ohio, B. H. Coaorano, Toledot
Oklahoma, Tbomas Soward, Guthrie; Ore
gon, D. C. Sherman, Galena: Pennsylvania,
A. P. Bnrchneld, Pittsburg: Potomac D. A.
Grovenor, District ot Columbia: Bhoda
Island. H. C. Lntner, Providence; South Da
kota, S. H. Jumper, Aberdeen: Tennessee.
W. H. NelBon, Johnson Citv: Texas, David
Macay, Dallas; Utah, C. O. Farnsworth, Sale
Lake Citv; Vermont, S. W. Cummings. St
Albans; Virginia and North Carolina, D. K.
Wilson, Blchmond; Washington and Alaska,
J. E." Brown, Spokane: West Virelnla, C. W.
Hart. Buckbannon; Wisconsin, U. S. Smith,
Jason Brown, son of John Brown, made
application for admission to a post in Ohio.
THE WAE PBIS0HE3S B3UHI0H
One or the 3Iost Affecting or All Those Hold
at the Capital.
Washington, Sept 22. The men who
almost starved in Southern prisons during
the late war, now organized into the Union
ex-Prisoners ot War Association, held-an
affecting reunion this morning. When the
inquiry was made: "Are any of the Belle
Island prisoners here who helped to eat the
Lieutenant's dog in 18G3?" Comrades E. L.
Oviette, ot Tate, Neb., and W. H. Baker,
of Oklahoma, clasped each other and told
the story once again.
Ex-Congressman Harry White, of Penn
sylvania; S. M. Lovell, of Lockport, N. Y.;
Captain Jack Adams, of Boston; General
E. & Northcott, of West Virginia; R. T.
Powell, of Illinois; J. C. Kilgore, of New
York; B. F. Fisher, of Philadelphia, and
President Marion T. Andrews, all related
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