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THIS AB6KPB, SATURDAY, ATJOTJST 1, 1903.
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FOR the second time In its history
the Grand Army of the Repub
lic Is preparing to march i on
San Francisco, the oecasion.:be
lng the thirty-seventh national en
campmont of the organization, which
begins in the California metropolis on
Aug. 17. The previous visit of the
civil war veterans to the Golden Gate
was made in 1SSG.
For weeks San Francisco has been
busy getting ready to welcome the old
soldiers, and no expenditure of time or
money has been spared to provide a
reception worthy of the city and its
distinguished guegts. State and city.
A . t'
THOMAS J. SXEWAirr.
r Commander In chlef of the.G. A. R.
authorities 'have joined to make the
occasion memoraltfe, more than $100,
)0 having beenplaced at tJfon disposal
of the various eoruinitlees of ientertain
ment. General Thomas 4 J. Stewart, com
mander in chief olAtlie G. A..R., pre
dicts that the encampment will be a
success in every way.reports.from de
partment commanders lindicatmg that
fully 100,000 persons will .attend- the re
union from points outside of California.
From tirst to last therei served, in the
T'nion army more than 2;fAJG,0G0 fight-
ing men. The line-of batjjeiwas more
than 2,000 miles ' long, and from the
lirst gun at Fort' Sumter, .April 12,'
1801. to the surrender of Lee at Appo
mattox, April 9, lSGo,, 2,200. battles and
skirmishes were fought in i thirty -four
states and territories.
. In these four years of war nr9,o28
men answered the last rolls tall and
2S5.215 were discharged for ,physioal
disability. Of the vast army who died
CT.OoS were killed outright in . battle
and 40.000 died oftheir wounds, Near
ly 200,000 died of disease and 18,205
died of various crtlr causes.
It was from the friendships and as
sociations that grew out of the civil
war that the Grand Army of the Re
public was born. It came into being
In 1S00, and Just how the organization
got Its name has never boon officially
determined. It may have come natu
rally, as it was a term often applied to
the Union army during the army of
the rebellion. Other small- organiza
tions of soldiers lore namesiakin to it,
but none exactly the same.
General John A. Logan, who was
three times commander in chief of the
organization, once defined Its prin
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If you want to go to California and take in Colorado and Utah on the way, or if you wish to visit the
North Pacific Coast now is the time. Never will a lower rate be offered. $50 for a ticket to California
and return, and $47.50 for a round-trip ticket to the North Pacific Coast from the Tri-Cities. On sale
August 1 to 14; return limit, October 15. Write or call for our folder which gives full information about
our tourist sleeping cars. You can go to the Pacific Coast in ona of these cars at very small expense, and
they are very comfortable. I can be of service to you if you will just let me know that you are going to
make the trip.
Will you not kindly fill out the coupon below? Fill it out carefully and mail it to me. Full partic
ulars and interesting printed matter describing what you want to know, will be sent by return mail.
ciples in these words: "The Grand
Army of the Republic is not a political
organization. "We have but
three objects obligatory upon us as
members of this order namely, to
promote the love and practice of fra
ternity, liberal distribution of charity
and unequivocal loyalty. The founders
of the order were actuated by the fact
that when the war ended we had on
this continent a million and a half of
fighting men, a greater part of whom
were our 'comrades, good and true, who
were in no haste to lose sight oi every
trace of the association of a soldier's
The membership of the (3 rand Army
Is steadily decreasing, thought reciiit
ing goes on iuite as rapidly now asUu
any year of the past decade. Itis
stated that 240.0U0 members were en
rolled in 1807, the year following its'
organization, but for the succeeding tqn
years" there was a great falling off. and
in lbTD the membership was but 41,753.
It was in 1SSO that the first real
growth of the organization was noted,
nearly 14,000 new members being
added. The increase from this- time
on was rapid, the membership jumping
to 134,uoo in the following year, when
Paul Van der Voort. the "sergeant,"
was commander in chief.
.The largest increase in membership
hi auy o!u year was in 1SS3. when Gen
eral Robert P. Reath, the historian of
the Grand Army of the Republic, was
its commander in chief. He added to
the rolls the names of 87,412 veterans,
bringing the membership up to 215,448.
There were several causes for this phe
nomenal gain. General Reath was a
good business man and used business
methods in the management of the or
ganization. It was also the year of the
organization of the Woman's Relief
corps, and this auxiliary has alwajs
stimulated membership. Then the vet
erans began to take a sentimental,, in
terest in the order, which they had not
experienced in the tirst few years after
the war closed, when they were strug
gling to get a foothold and a livelihood
in times of peace.
The membership reached high water
mark in 1S. the rolls showing 400.4SO.
The next year this merulership dropped
to 407,781. and the decrease now is
rapid, the report for 1002 showing but
2"',715 on the rolls. The average -annual
decrease since high water mark
in 1800 has U-en 14 .000.
General Thomas J. Stewart, the pres
ent commander in chief of the Grand
Army of the Republic, Is a native of
Relfast. Ireland. He was a short serv
ice man in the army, but that was not
his fault. He was in his fifteenth ycsii
when he enlisted in a Pennsylvania
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GfJZHAIj JOnN O. .BLACK.
Prominent candidate for commander In
chief of the Ci. A. R.
regiment in 18k, and twice before that
he had run away from home to enlist.
On both occasions he had been brought
back by his fatlfer. His service In the
Grandr'Army has been remarkable, as
he has held all the offices of his post
and department. For maty years he
has also been one of the most conspicu
ous, officers of the national guard of
(fh ( To Oregoe or
FRANK A. HART, Passenger Agent C. B. & Q. R. R.,
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
I want to go to :
Please send descriptive folders
country, and how to get there. '
General- JohrHCEJacki who is said to
Have as. good a chanceias.any man to
succeed. General Stewart, was a can
didate for commander in chief last
year. General -Rlack isia well known
lawyer of Chicago and was formerly
commissioner of .pensions. He has
served a term in' congrrss and is a
prominent member of thelLoyal Legion.
Tlis war record , is good. He entered
the ar?ny as a private and left it ft
brevet brigadier 'general-
ThefJeath rate in the. organization Is
nearlyAo.OOO a '.year. Nojmustering of
fieerca2i combat a foe'like that, but it
willvioiiany years yet K' re we see the
""'THE SEALER'S DOCTOR. .
InfCuae of Sickness the Shin's Cook
AsCketl AotQaeatlons. -
"'Twcrela new governor of New
fonuklland,and he were shockin care
ful .of '.the sealers heallth," began the
old sealing! captain, his deep set eyes
"The night afore the; North Star left
Sen Johnts forthe ice he came aboard
to inquire1 whast. kind of stuff for medi
cine chist we had.
" 'You ought! to have a ship's doctor
aboard her wit3i 200 men shipped,' says
he. 'Who gives out the medicine?'
" 'The cook, , of course, I answers.
'Rut I'm sarteniof one thing, governor,'
I says; 'there's' nothin' 'there that's pl
saen.' "'How Co you 'know ?he asks pretty
" 'Well,' I answers, 'a man comes
rimnin to the cook, and he says, "My
chum's ick, and Hwant some medicine
for' he." The cook never asks no ques
tions asito wlhat's'ailin'. He grabs up
theWirst'bottlethe gits his 'and on and
pours outtsomeiln a cup. If it don't do
the nun's chum no good he comes back,
and the cook pours somethin' out on
another bottleAand so on till he strikes
sometliiu' thatVelps him. That's why
I know there's nothin' pizen in that
chist or the cooklwouId'ave killed arf
of Vm twenty vy'g?s ago. " Llppin
cott's!Masazine. IneipeimlTe Suit Case.
Something less exi-nsive than a
leather suit case aud lighter, too, in
weight may be made at home to an
swer the purpose of the former. Make
a linen or a denim cover for one of the
oblong pasteboard boxes so much Used
In delivering goods. Tan colored linen,
dark red denim, brown hollands any
one of these makes a stout, serviceable
cover. Stiffen two straps with an inter
lining of canvas. Stitch many rows on
these to make them strong aud fasten
with small metal buckles. This travel
ing case will cost so little that you can
afford the working of your initials ou
one of the sidea. -
One the Less.
Sunday School Teacher How many
commandments are there, Willie?
"Sunday School Teacher--And suppose
you were to break one of them?
Willie Then there'd only be nine.
It Made a Difference.
Slother Goodness me! Is that Irene
t the piano?
Little Son Yes, ma.
Mother Well, go and ask her what
she is doing. If she Is practicing she
can keep on until the hour is up, but It
ehe is playing tell her to stop.
Barber Hair's very thin, sir.
Customer It was thinner than that
thirty years ago.
"Indeed, sir, you surprise me! Why,
you don't look more than thirty now,
Where He Got His Stnrt.
"Fillem is a good dentist, I suppose,
but he seems to take a fiendish delight
in working those emery paper files on
a fellow's teeth every chance he gets."
"That's due to his early training. He
began his c.-jreer as a saw sharpener."
CUT THIS OUT;
telling about the cheap tickets, the
THE VATICAN ENVOY.
FUNCTIONS OF MGR. FALCONIO, APOS
Why the In I tea States Discontinued
Diplomatic Relations AVitU the
Holy See Came IVitU railing of
Temporal Power of the Pope.
Archbishop Diomede .Faleonio, apos
tolic delegate to the United States, as
the special representative of the Vati
can is one of the most important and
powerful members of the Iloman Cath
olic hierarchy in . this country. The
present envoy of the holy see succeeded
Mgr. Martinelli last year, and although
born in Italy is an American citizen.
The United States government has
had no direct diplomatic relations with
the Vatican since 1S7S. With the pass
ing of. temporal power congress cut off
the appropriation for the "maintenance
of a diplomatic representative to the
holy see and the. state-department had
no other alternative .than to abolish the
position. During the past seven or
eight years, however, .sexnidiplomatic
relations have been maintained through
the apostolic delegation.
Horn In an obscuro town in Italy,
Mgr. Faleonio Joined the Franciscan
order f Friars Minor at the age of
sixteen. Five years later, In 1Sk, he
came to this country and entered St.
Bonaventure's college at Allegany, N.
Y., where he completed his theological
studies. After being ordained priest In
1SG0 he continued as a teacher at St.
Bonaventure's for several years. It
was at this period of his career that ho
became a naturalized American.
From St. Bonaventure's college Mgr.
Faleonio went to Newfoundland and in
a fow years became vicar general of
that diocese. F.arly in the seventies he
was recalled to Home and was rapidly
advanced In the Franciscan order until
he attained the position of procurator
generaL In 1802 he was made arch
bishop of Acrenza.and in 1S00 was ap
pointed apostolic delegate to Canada.
Mgr. Faleonio is an accomplished lin
guist, speaking English, French 'and
Archbishop Faleonio was supposed to
have been slated to receive the initial
appointment as apostolic delegate to
Washington when the de location was
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first established, but SatolH was se
lected instead and in turn was suc
ceeded by Martinelli.
Industry has been Mgr. Faleonlo's
keynote of success. He - has always
been a hard worker and attributes his
rise in the Catholic church to persist
ency rather than to extraordinary abil
ity. The residence of the apostolic dele
gate at Washington is one of the his
toric houses of the national capital.
Prior to the civil war the land on which
It stands was owned by 5 Stephen A.
Douglas and Vice President Breckin
ridge. At the close of the war a num
ber of the friends and- admirers of
General Grant bought-the property, on
which Breckinridge had in -the mean
time erected a large dwelling, and gave
it to the general. When ( Grant ceased
to reside in Washington and . General
Sherman took command; of the army,
some of the latter's New 'York friends
purchased the house andVfurnishlngs
from General Grant and presented it
to General Sherman, who occupied it
until 1874. Sherman divided the house
by building a partition through the cen
ter, and one-half of the original struc
ture now serves for the apostolic dele
gation. The functions of Mgr., Faleonio are
largely ecclesiastical, and'from a diplo
matic standpoint the position of dele
gate is by no means ou a par with that
of the ministers from the various for
eign nations, as is tha case at The
Hague and In Spain and in Austria,
where the Vatican has regularly ac
credited diplomatic representatives. The
late Pope Lh was always anxious for
the establishment of such diplomatic
relations between Washington and the
While diplomatic relations have not
existed between this government and
the Roman church for many years, in
tercourse between Washington and the
Vatican has always been of the most
The order of Franciscans, to which
Mgr. Faleonio belongs, takes its name
from St. Francis of Assisi, one of the
most revered of the canonized saints of
the Koniau church. In mediaeval Eu
rope the Franciscaus went everywhere.
Then, as now, they wore the plain
brown robe with wisp of white about
the waist. Their numerical strength
is estimated at 100,000. .
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