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II His Now 250..000 Members The
National Encampment
We hope to be able to print, in our next- issue,
the address of our retiring Commander-in-Chief,
Geo. It. B. Be&th, as also a digest of the
reports of the Rational officers, showing the
exact condition and strength of tho Order at
the close of the administrative year, Juno 30,
ISM. On March 31, 185i, tlio Order numbered
233,193 members, as compared with 145,932 at
the same date in ls83, showing a gain during
that period of .83,261. The total, however, in
cluded the last quarter of Commander-in-Chief
Van Bcrvoort's administration, and deducting
the sain for that quarter wo bave 32.G2S as the
total pain under Gen. Heath's administration
up to March 1. Bcportsare now being received
at Rational Headquarters tor the Juno (and
hist) quarter, and it is believed that they -will
show an additional gain of 20,000 members,
bringing up the total tor the year to the ncigh
borhoo:! of 50,000, and making the aggregate
strength of the Order throughout the various
Departments nearly, if 3iot quite, 250,000. This
is a splendid showing and evidence that Gen.
licath bas s:cadily pursued the work, 60 'well
begun by his immediate predecessors, of build
ing up the Grand Army and infusing it with
fresh vigor.
The failure of certain railroads to contribute
to the expenses attending the meeting of the
Rational Encampment at Minneapolis has com
pelled our comrades in that city to appeal to
their fellow-citizens for the necessary means to
cieditably entertain the forty or fifty thousand
veterans who are expected to be present during
the Eucainpnieut. Accordingly, on the 9th
inst, a general mass meeting of the citizens
was held at the Minneapolis Chamber of Com
merce, and arrangements were made for a sys
tematic canvass of the business bouses of the
city for subscriptions, andmoney will doubtless
be forthcoming in limo to meet all demands
upon the local committee. Hon. W. D. Wash
burn, of Minneapolis, who was in this city at
the time, telegraphed at once his willingness
to contribute handsomely to the fund.
A leading Minneapolis merchant, who was
present at the meeting, stated that the citizens
had not been awaro of the necessities of the
general committee until now, bat he had no
doubt that all the money required would be
forthcoming. Other gentlemen expressed the
same opinion, and Mr. Barden, a leading mer
chant, closed a stirring speech with the decla
ration: ' Let us know what you -need, gentle
men, and it will be raised without regard to
the amount"
Committees bave been appointed to erect
arches and look after street decorations, and
arrangements bavo been made to open a regis
try of all private residences and rooms, aside
from hotels, where accommodations can be had.
Our latest reports from Minneapolis indicate
that notwithstanding the unforsesn obstacles
-with which the Grand Army Executive Com
mittee has had to contend the hospitality ex
tended by Minneapolis to our ex-soldiers Trill
be worthy of the reputation of that great and
thriving young city of the Rorthwest.
Mention has already been made in The Ra
tioax. TsnmiCE of the introduction in the
Senate, on Juue7, by Senator Mitchell (Pa.),
of a bill fS. 2317 to incorporate the Rational
Encampment of the Grand Army. The late
boar at which it was ofTered precluded the
possibility of its passage during the session of
Congress jost ended, bat it will undoubtedly
become a Jaw at the next session. The enact
ing clause is as follows:
Be it enacted by flic Senate and House of Bcpre
Bcntaticctcf the United States of America in Congress
asjscnMcd. TiiatBobcrt B.Bcstb, of Penusvivauiia;
"William "Warner, of Missouri; "Walter IL Holmes,
of California; John M. "VandereJice. of Pennsyl
vania; John Taylor, of Pennsylvania; L M. Fos
ter, cf New York; Charles A. Santmyer, cf Ohio;
"William Vftndcrer, of Iowa ; Thomas J. Stewart,
of Pennsylvania; IS. A. Rickcls, of Arkansas; J.C.
Tucker, of California; Byron L. Gut, of Colorado ;
W.ILPietTepout. of Connecticut; W. H. Purnell,
of Delaware: Smith J. Atkins, of Illinois; IL S,
Uoberibon.of Indiana; Henry Fry, of Iowa; John
A, Martin, of Kansas; T. Eihvood livesay, of Ken-
xucay ; vnanes a. uootnU3, ol JUaine; (iorge B.
Creamer, of M uryland ; Henry B. Pierce, of Lliusa--ebuscltn,
WiIiuim IL Miller, of Michigan; "William
Jt. Cell ier, of 2Jcw Mexico; X H. Spicrre, of Xcw
Turk, Carl X. Bancroft, of Ohio; Samuel Harper,
-of -fcaiwylvaiiia; Gilbert K. Husted, of Washing
ton 3 C; Tuoinas "W. Manchester, of Hhode
Iaj-J, 'Warren Gibba, or Vermont; C."Y". Burr,
T "Virginia; J. J)avid.-on, of "Wisconsin, and all
pertain who may le associated with them, aud
tfaeirtoecessorp.are Jierehy created a bodv eorK
ate in lew and m lecd by the style end title of the
Xtitional Encampment of tbc Grand Army of the
Kejiublic, tnd "by iliat name shall liave perpetual
succession, and hall be able to receive, purchase,
iold uid depose of jiroperiy. racy Mie and betued.
prosecute and defend, in all court of law and
sanity within the United States, and may Lave a
taniaian seal.
Section 2 simply quotes from Article II of
Ifee Hules and Regulations the objects to bo
accomplished by the order. The remaining
sections are as follows:
Sec.3. TJiatio promote and establish thepurpo-ses
f it organization the Kational Encampment of the
SniBdAitnyof the Republic shall have power to
authorize d organize Departments of the Grand
Army of the Republic in the fecversl Slates and
Territories of the United States, and local Potts of
ttie organization in such States and Territories
where lit Department shall have been created;
and such Dsp&rtmentb shall have power, under the
Kuice and Regulations of the Kational Encamp
ineut, to create and organize local Posts within
their xesspective Juribdietions, which ehall be im
edtaUly subordinate to the Department so creat
ine them.
Sea A. Tliat the Kational Encampment shall j
jsu nave power, irom time to ume, to make all
aeedful Euleu and Regulations, not inconsistent
with the Constitution and laws of the United
States, for the government of its affaire and for the
oontrol of Departments, Posts, and membership of
ike organization, and may require obedience
tfeereto. iinderuch penalties and forfeit orei as It
mu.y lawfully prescribe.
Tie Bep&rtHeBtK.
?cofH. Thomas Pot, San Frandeeo, has decid
ed to hold a celebration on the evening of July 29
Wnj; theanniverwiry ofthe birth of the illustrious
General from whom the Post derives Its name. A
e&muiiUee condtiUng of Comrades A. T. Ecgle
o. L. J Dorr Mid "Walter K. Holmes was ap
omted to make all the necessary arrangements
for wi cntertaiiimcut and banquet, which is to be
held at the Pot beadquartcra. It will take the
fornnjf a Reunion. At the last jneeUng of the
Council of Administration It was jcsolvcd that
the convening of the National Encampment of the
Grand Army of the Republic In San Francisco In
I8S5 would not be feasible, for. in the opinion of
i ounci, jt "would jeopardize the interests of
Hie JteranJt, Home Asweiation, the welfare and
Access of which h held as a sacred trust."
Geo. Harrington, Syracuse: Potter Post, organ
ized here In IK75, lias had its upa and downs, but
owiejoicesint!0memberjj, wxth new mus.crs at
ever' meeting. New PtKlssite beingrapidly mus
tered all eroundue. "Whipple Post, lvankakee,
rv a fine entertainment at the Opera HoueJuly
Tne literary and musical features were ercel
Jenu and a special attraction ias the tableau,
.F It represented a baUlefield, or rather a
field-hospital by moonlightr-dark of the moon. It
wiwateadandwicrd eight, allowing the dead and
ylng with all thoir horrors. A aquad of old sol
merfc then marched in as the 8ong'Trarap, Tramp.
Tramp ' was being well rendered by Henry Lcav
t and chorus. The soldiera stacked arms and
fSmV???a H10, fclae' Another tableau was en
titled "The Union In which Mi-s Ajtgie Burch
rd, as Goddtaw of Liberty, nupported the Stars and
fctnnca, v.iiile about her were young ladies abem
biec roprcfcenting the States ana Territories of our
Station. It ras a pretty desiKn, and was highly
enjoyed by Hie entire housa. The entertainment
r:m & great sucoeoa, it reflected credit on Com
naiilcr rodd and his assistants. Regarding To
bias Butler Pofit,Boweu-burg,a comrade writes:
Te were mustered Mar.23, vilh 25 cliarter mem
ber., and now- iiuaibve . We usually meet once a
Bioi.ih,bui have had four uhVd aicetlnos. t uh
utlerH very night -xeept one. We observed
tcmorialD,iy--theiIrstat our town. The stores
giciieraHy were ciuhfd, and the farmers left the
plow uud went with us. A cood impression was
made oh the public. The Sabbath before we met
at be Post hall and went in a body to listen to a
icn.otiai tMrmuu. w Inch we have had printed At
one uT mtr Way nu'etiugg a handsome satin banner
wb pretnU'd thePtet by the wife of one of our
comrades. July 4. we olehmtcd with morninc;
aliitc, music, nrthca, etc. A stand was erected
on the ground by the Post for the de of lee cream
elc . Jroui which realized JC5 toward our relief
i iV' c ,avc u uo occHbion to use any of our
lintds, but rendfired eome aid to a veteran and his
family) ho was low with consumption, and on
hl rtciah took charge of life burial on the 3d tost.
lie van a Member of the 724 111.
nn,,?4U,MHdu,-vbse,T!dit ii place by
Fi ,Mnvn8 and Odd-l'ellows, the Port making
t jUeoi parade mid Hctiujr escort to the Goddess of
Lwty i,M re)m.cntaUv! ofthe States ofthe
ii ?" Jtl w"rfv1' a the grove the Posfr sane
" Krtlly Ummd the Flag,' a!ler which a report vu
meraxn ach State to tkc G&dd ef Liberty la
afcMCjotlbirCiit. siMjeclw. PHk-iotie addrea, in
AM'jmuh4ji-uuine.-oi&; j . toicrreu, ol .Missouri;
J. H. Oulcer, of Nebraska; W. H. B. Cochrane, ol
terspersed with songs by Glee Club and G. A. S.
Post, were followed by a grand parade of the Ter
ritories, representing the difTerentnationalities who
inhabit them, from the noble red man to John
Chinaman, which was the novelty of the day. Base
ball and an lee cream festival closed the day,
which was enjoyed by about twelvo hundred. Our
Tost is in fair sliapc, and fully indorses your able
fight for disabled comrades, and wishes you the
success you richly deserve. Adj't L. ELWilihide,
Independence: Kcnesaw Post lias had the honor
of mustering a new Post at Pineville, Warren Co.
Commander Joseph D. Gallaher, with a number of
the comrades of Kcnesaw Post, on the evening of
July 1, 1884, went to the village and mustered G.
D. Wagoner Post, No.3G5, named in honor of Gen.
"Wagoner. This ts the 313th Post that bas been
formed since the organization of this Department,
February 17, 18SL Officers: P. C.,"W. A. Fisher;
S.V.C., F.Cain; J.V. C., J. Nobborn; O. D..R.
Kelley; O. G., S. H. Eberley; Chap., E. Feuters;
Surg.,N. ASwadley; Q. M., Lisha Little; Adj't,
"W. H. Smith. It starts with 17 charter members,
and there are plenty of old soldiers to recruit from.
Kenesaw Post is in a thriving condition, full of
life, with recruits coming.
Since Commander N.Harton assumed office seven
new Posts liave been mustered, making a total of
30. The new Posts are as follows : Augustus Rey
landPost, No.SLatBeattyville; Gen. G. W. Cus
ter Post, No. 25, at Elizabethtown ; Post No. 6, at
Greenup; Post No. 27, at Petcrsville; Post No.
23, Oaneyville, Ky.; Post No. 29, at Catlettsburg ;
Post No. 30. at Fountain Run.
Adj't John Bagley.jr., Troy Corner: Samuel E.
Hunt Post was mustered July 2, at this place, by
Capt. A. W. Fletcher, assisted by about thirty com
rades of C. F. Pulley Post, of Unity, with 11 char
ter members. It takes its name from a brave sol
dier who served in the 2Gth and 29th Me.
At Ithaca the 4th was celebrated under the
auspices of Moses "Wisncr Post. Commander
G. T. Brown read the Declaration of Inde
pendence; Lieut. T. H. Swift, of New York, de
livered the oration, and the ladies provided for the
veterans a bountiful dinner. Commander Rob
ert Anderson, Billy Begolo Post, Maple Rapids:
July 1 will be long remembered by a iRrge ma
jority of the citizens of this place, for on that beau
tiful afternoon was unvailed a monument in mem
ory of tho soldiers who when the war broke out
were residents of this township, and who gallantly
marched forth in defeuse of the Stars and Stripes,
but whose bones are lying in the Sunny South,
where the bullet and the prison claimed them
as their own. Although a few of those whose
names are so beautifully inscribed upon the shaft,
it is true, did return, they died during or shortly
after the war from disease contracted while in
theservicCOf their country. Tha monument from
the bottom of the base stands about 12 feet
high, and is surmounted by a large bronze eagle
the gift from Gov. Begole and the comrades of
Billy Begole Post. Great credit Is due Lewis
Bently, an enterprising fanner of this township,
for the interest he has taken in obtoininjc sub
scriptions for such a beautiful monument. He lost
an only sou a member of Co. G, 5th Mich. Cav.
in the war. Dennis Wright, a member of Billy
Begole Post, is also entitled to the thanks of the
citizens for building, free of charge, the b:ise or
foundation upon winch the sliaft rests. The dedi
catory address was delivered by Commander Da
boll, of Chas. Grisson Pott, St. Johns. Quite a
number of the comrades from the above Post, as
well as a large delegation from Billy Begole Post
were present, and asMbted in the exercises ofthe
occasion. Gen. O. L. Spaulding.ex-Mcmber of Con
fess, was alsoprescntand upon bciugcallcd out by
the audience, came forward and made some stir
ring remarks. The Maple Rapids Cornet Band fur
dished excellent music for the occasion, and every
thing passed off plcasautly.
Jno. D. Marquis, Lumberton.Redwood Co.: Philip
(Jutland Post, No. 109, was mustered at Springfield
June 2twith 35 charter members, and is now in
running order. Officers: P. &, Dr. Hitchcock;
Adj't, Charles Barber. This Post will no doubt
be represented in the National Encampment
at Minneapolis. "Will some member of the -15th 111.
drop a line to the writer at the address given?
"Wm. 5L Day, Owatonna: The recent Camp-fire
given by James A. Goodwin Post was a great suc
cess. The members of the Post, together with the
ladies of the city, made elaborate preparations for
the event, expecting to entertain from 2.000 to 3,000
people, and a goodly number of people had assem
bled in the forenoon, to whom at noon a dinner of
beans, hard-tack, and coffee was served up. Before
dinner was over a heavy storm of wind and rain
came up irom the south, but fortunately it spent
most of its force before reae-hiug us, although it
rair.eaianaraiuea. 'j.iic lauies, with waterprools,
were forced to stand guard oer the weather, and
they looked down their uosea; Lutthe mostuusym
pathizing person could not blame them, after doing
so much iiard work in preparation. However,
about 3 o'clock the clouds broke away, the crowd
increased, and festivities commenced. We had
guard mounting, aud then a street parade; then
the arrest and imprisonment in the guard-house of
three of our prominent comrades. From 5 o'clock
until 7 we had supper, followed by dres parade ;
then an old soldiers Lanquet of hard-tack, follow
ing which seme sentiments and responses. Com
rade Sloan gave us an entertaining account of ex
periences in the Army of the Potomac. Comrade
F. 31. Baoter told us about the battle of Murfrees
boro', having left his good right arm there; Com
rade Iindereuiith gave away ' Sherman's Bum
mers"; Comrade C."W. Hadlcy, of the 14th Iowa,
explained in glowing words tha fight of Tuttle's
"brigRde at Shiloh, where he -was taken prisoner
andfeeiit to board with the Johnnies for eight
moiiSis; Comrade J. SL Boriingame, epeaking
fromjthetcxt," The Girl I Met iu Dixie," illustrated
the part the women took in the great struggle, and
the M-riter spoke of what loyalty cost; of tho sol
dier, the wife, mother, father, rsid loyal women.
fcuch as Clara Barton and Hrs. Gov. Harvey, and
finally ofthe prisoner of war. having been prisoner
nrcttv trood
Post four mouths old. Too much nraite cannot be
beolowed upon the ladies who contributed so much
to the success of the occasion. "When you want to
attend a Camp-fire with siege-gun accompaniments
come up to Owatonna. C. A. Oliver, Edgerton:
Post No. SO, which was organized here last March
with 22 cliarter members, now has over 40, with
several applications pending. It beld its first
Camp-fire on June 25, which was joined by Jno.
A. Dix Post, of Luverne, and Chas. Mix Post,
of Pipestone, accompanied by Pipestone Cornet
Band. You may be sure that a glorious time was
hsd by the boys. The following are the officers of
Edgerton Post: P. C, George E. Dodd; S. V. C.
Maj. D. FUtunals ; O. D., Win. Turrell ; Q. M., M.
M.. Gunsolus; Surg., Dr. Henry Wilson ; Chap., R.
J.Butts; Adj't, Henry Hoy; S. M..A. A. Dodge:
O. G., Joseph Smith. Samuel Hopkins, "Waseca :
John A. Allen Post was mustered hero on the 27th
ult. It has excellent prospects of success.
Virgil True, P. C, Kearny Post, Laclede, mus
tered July 2, at Linneus, John D. Mullins Post, No.
188, with 19 charter members, comprising many of
the best citizeus of the town. Officers : P. C, Rice
Morris; S. V. C, "Wm. Trapeer; J. V. C, Thos.
Kille ; Adj't, Fred. "W. Cowers ; i. M., T. T. Ea6J v ;
Surg., Sylvanus Wilton; Chap., B.F. Northcott;
O. D., R. G. "Waters; O. G T. Philbut: S. M., L. c!
Pendleton; Q. M. S., W."W. "Wade. J. B. bnns-
by, Princeton : Capt. Stanley Post, organized May,
1E83. now lias 50 members, with several applications
on file. The prosecuting attorney, collector, asses
sor, fchcrifl", and school committee ofthe county, as
well ns the mayor and city marshal, are all ex-sol-dlera.
Officers: P. C, T. E. Eans ; S. V. C, II. P.
Allen; J. V. O, "W. T. Scott; Q. M., J. R.HH1;
Chap., Thos. H. Hollingsworih ; Surg., Dr. J. C.
McKiddy; O. D A. K. Mills: O.G., J. B. Ormsbv;
Adj't, F.IL McDougal;S. M., Hawlcy Hertford ;
Qj.M-S.,J. L. Perkins. The Department now
numbers IBS Posts and 8,000 comrades a gain of S5
Posts and 4,000 members since last year. It will
have 200 Post by the end of July. Adj't-Gen. Pease
is pushed night and day with the work.
F. C. Dcimberg, S. V. C, Frank Blair Post, Vir
ginia City; I mustered Steedman Post, No. 12, at
Dillon, June 24, with IS charter members. Some
12 others were enrolled, but as they were unable
to attend they will be muetered In hereafter by the
Post, Officers: P. C, Otho Klemm; S. V. C..D.
Lamont: J. V. C, O. Willis; Adj't. John Gannon;
2r L, Fred Hopn; Surg., Dr. H. D. Plckman;
Chan., Thos. Loughndgc: O.D.,John Scolley; O.
G.t Chas. Bliven ; Q M. S., Oris. Darnutzer; S. M.,
B. Bond; SenU, T. M. O'Connor. The greatest
harmony prevailed and tho old veterans enjoved
themselves in talking over old army times, relat
ing anecdotes and recaliiug reminiscences of the
war. Col. J. E. Callaway, ChiefMustering Officer
of the Department, mustered in a PostatBozemau,
on June 18, and named it Lieut. English Post, after
Lieut. English, of the 7th Inf. (formerly of the vol
unteer army), who was killed in the battle of the
Big Hole, in the campaign against the Nez Perces.
B. Dutton, Adj't, Brownland Post, Chester: Our
Post, No. 144, is in good condition. "We have 12
stands of colors and seven sabers. We united with
John Brown Post, at Belleville, Kan., In observing
Memorial Day. Officers: P. C, W. B. Carlton; a
V. 0., A. R. Conipston; J. V. 0., J. Frame: Chap.,
Chas. Northrop; Q.M., William Brassfield; Adj't.
Boeretler Dutton; O. D., Thos. Faith; Surg., Louis
"Wilkinson; O. G., Paul Carpenter. Heury Cun
ningham, Tecnmseh: Wo are thinking of organiz
ing a Woman's Relief Corps, and at the next meet
ing of Hackathorn Post Intend to appoint a Tmn
USE correspondent. Our officers are: P. 0.. R. T.
Brown; B.V.O.,J. IL Holden; J. V. C, Peter
Piatt; Q. M..IL Miles; Adj't, P. H. Cody; Q. M.
S..J. Robinson: 8. M., A P. Wilson; O. d!! H.
Cunningham; 0. G.t A Hamilton; Surg., O. M.
Smith ; Chap., J. Robins; Scat., D. Ray.
Tho fair recently given by Frank Lloyd Post at
Old Bridge was a great success. A large sum of
money was realized by tho managers of the fair,
which is to be spent for benevolent purposes per
taining to the Post, Some of the prize articles
brought them in handsome sums, the greatest bum
being from the ring, which netted them SS3.10, and
which was given to Misi Sarah Wooly, of Old
BridKe. One feature of the fair worthy of remark
was the excellent management displayed.
Chas. J. Johnson, P. C, Post No. 272, Hamilton :
July 2, assisted by a oozen of comrades of mv Post,
I mustered, at Sherburne, Chenango Co., "a new
Pot-Flumb Pott, No. 493 with 36 charter raetn
bera. It has fine prospects and we wero hand
somely received and entertained. Officers: P. 0.,
&,. KnmeriU; S. V. C. Stephen Holden ; J.V. O.
!M,U,uAneni - D- D- Kussell; Surg., A B
Allen; Chun., C. A. Fuller: O. G.t Edward Cobb;
Q;. SL, Ira Slater: Adj'L G. S. Loomla; S. M., Wm.
Skinner; Q. M. 6., P. & Whitney.
Yates Post, No. 452, Harmon, was mustered In
by Comrade D. P. Bctwick, June 28, with 41 char
ter members and has fine prospects. Officers: P.
O., Thomas Wiseman; 8. V. C, Louis Pfaff; J. V.
C, J. W. Sniff en; Q. M., Wm. A. Honey; Adj't, J.
B. Daniels: Surg., G. K. Dawson; Chap., G.W.
Early; O.D.. James Parker; O. G., Joseph Schil
ling; S. M., A. M, Evans; Q. M. 8., Robert Shires.
S. J. Donaldson, Dexter: John M. Marley Post
was organized here on tho evening ofthe 8th, with
33 members present and 15 more still to bo added
as charter members, they not having been notified
of tho time of meeting. Officers: P. G.Wm.L.
Marley; a V. C, J. M. Baker; J. V. 0., P. C. Men
grage ; Adj't, J. D. Newton ; Q. M., S. G. "Wishard ;
Surg., Dr. J. "W. Kraps: Chap A. Haines; O. D.,
S. J. Donaldson ; O. G., M. M. Dye ; Q. M. S., A. J.
Bower; S. M., D. "W. Sullivan. "We liave still
enough material left to make tho Post a very
strong one. "Max," Dayton: Tho new road,
called "National Avenue," from Dayton to the
Soldiers1 Home is about completed and forms
a fine drive. The Home is as beautiful aa
ever, especially the flower gardens, and is well
worth a visit. One can spend a day very
agreeably wandering about the spacious grounds
and through the numerous buildings. J. N.
Reeder, Sidney: Neal Post has a large member
ship, and Is in good working order, but such is
the fondness of our veterans for social gatherings
that about a year ago Home comrades of the20tii
Ohio and other regiments concluded to get up a
series of surprise parties, and to present the host,
on each occasion, as a mark of their appreciation,
a--fino rocking-chair. Since then about 26 such
parties, at which a dinner was invariably one
of the features, have been given, and to the great
delight of all who attended them, affording an op
portunity for the comparison of interesting per
sonal experiences in the war. One of the most en
joyable of these surprise parties was that given at
tho residence of Comrade Allen Arbogaat, of the
20th Ohio, on the 4th of July. The latter was
away from home in the morning, and on returning
nbout noon found S00 persons, chiefly boldiers, at
his home and a substantial dinner spread out and
awaiting his attention, and the band at once struck
up "Marching Through Georgia." Capt. P. L.
Frazier, of the 99th Ohio, and Rev. Austin Heath
mauo tne aaarcsses ol welcome, and Capt. E. E.
Nutt, of the 20th Ohio, presented the customary
rocking chair with a few felicitous remarks. This
ceremony being over, the guests repaired to the
dining table, where each one acted well his part.
It was not a dinner of hard-tack, beans and pork,
that we used to call a " fighting diet," but of sub
stantial and delicacies. After dinner appropriate
addresses were delivered by Rev. J. IL Bethard,
A. Arbogast, Capt. Nutt and Rev: A. Heath. Tho
closing scene was the presentation of an appropri
ate suit of clothes by Rev. J. H. Bethard to Capt.
E. E. Nutt as the champion ofthe series, he having
attended each of the 20 soldier dinuers. The pre
sentation speech by Rev. J. II. Bethard was very
appropriate and the reply by Capt. Nutt was equal
to the occasion. About 16 different regiments wero
represented, prominent among them being the
20th, 99th, 110th, 118th, 50th,and 44th Ohio.
" Chaplain " writes that Lobach Post, of Elliotts
burg, accompanied by the Newport Band, visited
New Bloomfield June 28 and mustered John J.
Jones Post, JSTo. 44S, with 27 charter members.
Gipt. Frank McKean was installed as Commander.
The delegates to the National Encampment will
leave here for Minneapolis by the Pennsylvania and
Chicago and Northwestern Railroads, at 10 o'clock
next Saturday evening. The party so far made up
consists ofthe following: D.S. Alexander, Depart
ment Commander; O. H. Ingram, Ass't Adjutant
General. PastDeparlment Commanders: A. II. G.
Richardson, Harrison Dingnian, Churlcs C. Rovce,
Vfm. Gibson, S. S. Burdelt and Benj. F. Hawkcs.
Delegates: Stewart Van Vliet, Charles King and
E W. "Whitaker. Member National Council of Ad
ministration, G. 3L Husted.
Adj't Thos. T. Farrell, "Waterbury : Our Post Is
growing both in numbers 'and interest. During
the last quarter we mustered 14 new recruits, and
our membership is now 62 pretty good for a small
We are indebted to Commander Flick for the fol
lowing roster of the Department, giving number,
name, location and Commander of each Post : No. L,
Lincoln, MartinsburgrE. G.Bartlett: 2. Thoburn,
Harper's Ferry, Geo. W. Graham ; 3, Slack, Charles
ton, J. IL "Wingfield: 4. Garfield, Huntington,
Mark Power; 5. John Hall, Sissonville, E. O.Daw
bon; 0, Meade, Fairmont, T. A Fleming; 7, Keno,
Grafton. Chas. IL McCaffcrty; 8, Outer, Clarks
burg, Alex. C. Moore; 9, Pierpont, Wellshurg, L
IL Duval ; 11. J. Polsley, Point Pleasant, Hiram
Howard ; 12, John Holliday. "Wheeling, J. H. Burt;
13, Geo. D. Summers, Berkeley Springs, W. H.
Webster; 14. Andrew Mather, Parkertburg, S. S.
Hazen; 15, Washington, New Haven, J. P. Gilpin;
16, Ban Frost, Ravcnswood, S. W. Houston; 17,
Philip Bier, New Martinsville, Basil T. Bowers; 18,
"W. A, Atkinson, New Cumberland, Jas. Bradiev;
19, Ellsworth, Rockport, Uriah Lyttlc; 20,Jas.R.
iian, i,eon, u, J. Williamson ; 21. J. C. Caldwell,
Moundsville, Lewis B. Purdy; 22, Lyon, Newburg,
N. II. Minncar; 23, Jas. B. McPhcrson. Reedsville,
Thos. J. Watson; 24, Azra Goodspeed, "Willow
Tree, John Gerlach; 25, Arthur Forbes, Dear Lick,
J. V. Sterne.
"Wm. Roberts, who died at Magnolia June 21,
served three years in the 13th "Wis. and one in tho
the 2d Wis. Cav. His health was shattered in the
ten-ice, but he had not yet succeeded in getting a
pension at the date of his death. Thus a loving
wife and four children are left in straitened cir
cumstances. Hi May, 1831, the Racine Soldiers'
Monument Association, composed of members of
Governor Harvey Post, JSTo. 17. was formed for the
purpose of raising funds to erect a monument to
the fallen Union soldiers of Wisconsin. The ladies
ofthe city also organized as the Ladies' Monument
Aid Association, and rendered efficient help. After
three years of tireless zeal their efforts have been
crowned with success, and on the 4th inst. tho
rnonument was dedicated. It is an exceedinglv
handsome structure, composed of granite, over 50
feet high, surmounted by a most artistic statue of
an infantryman, fully armed and equiped. At tho
base of the column are four panels, two of winch
are blank, and the others bearing the following
inscriptions: "Erected by the citrzens of Racine,
A. D. 1884, and in memory of Riicino's loval and
noble sons who enlisted to defend aud perpetuate
the Union of these United States in the war of
18511865." A procession was formed at 9:30 a. m.,
under the direction of Maj. Staner. marshal of the
day. Nearly all the societies in the town were in
line, and all the principal business houses were
appropriately represented. Gov. Rusk, Judge
Dyer, Gen. Bragg, Col. Utley, Col. McMymi and
Co. F, 2d Wis. Iron Brigade, rode in carriages near
tlie head of the procession. On arrriving at the
monument Gov. Harvey Post and the visiting
Posts formed in line before the speaker's stand.
The exercises began with prayer by Dr. Corwin,
and speeches were made by Dr. Meacham, Hon. J.
V. Quaries and Gens. Fairchild and Bragg. The
day was fine, and nothing occurred to mar the
exercises, which were very successfully carried
out and a great success, over 20,000 witnessing the
Can Logan ho Trusted ? A Soldier's Answer.
To the Editor: Is Gen. John A. Logan a
man that tho rank and file can depend npon ?
I answer, "He is." In tho Winter of 18G3-'64
we were on guard duty at Paint Hock Eiver
Bridge, Ala., and during my leave of absence
home, Capt. Jacobson, Commissary of tho Fif
teenth Corps, was injured by a falling horse,
and so badly that by his request his saddle
mule was sent to the 27th Mo. headquarters as
a present to me, for attending to himself as
orderly, while temporarily on duty at our di
vision headquarters as Commissary, and when
I returned it was presented to me. A fow nights
later, it got loose and wandered down to Wood
ville, Ala. Tho headquarters of tho First Di-viBion-Qnartermaster
took it in charge and
branded it U. S. and refused to give it up. I
applied to Gen. P. J. Osterhaus, onr divisioil
commander, and he also refused to entertain
my claim. I did everything I could to get it
Ecltled. It was then late" and I knew Gen.
Logan was very busy, fitting out his corps for
active work as soon as tho weather would
admit j but it was tho only way to get the
matter properly settled, so I made out some
awkwardly-drawn-up papers, supported by
such testimony as I thought the case required;
and sent to Gen. Logan's Adjutant General, and
in 3. very tew aays nero came Uen. Logan's
order and recommendation that, as tho mule
had been branded, I should be paid for tho
mule. Osterhaus and Quartermaster wero so
mad that, although the inule was worth $250,
they would only allow mo .ffiO for it. I let it go,
hut I believe if I had again applied to Logau I
would have got what I claimed. A General
who, with as much to do as he had at that time,
would notice such a complaint under tho exist
ing circumstances, would certainly bo safe to
trust when it is the interests of our poor suffer
ing comrades of tho rank and filo that are at
stake. C. C. Pmixtps, Co. F, 27th Mo.
Shopping by Hail,
Every lady knows that correct styles and tho
newest fabrics are more difficult to obtain in small
cities and town3 than In Philadelphia and New
York, where the great dry goods establishments
are offering templing bai gains every day. With
a view, .therefore, to supplying tho wants of
shoppers who are unable to visit theso famous
bazaars in person and make their own selec
tions, tho undersigned has arrauged to give her
Immediate attention to IJio purchase of silks, laces,
millinery, dress goods, trimmings, gloves, carpets,
and all goods intended for personal wear or house
hold use, for all who may lhtrust her with their
commissions. i
Samples of fabrics will be furnished on request,
and all nccewsary Information as to prices, &o. For
full particulars apply to the undersigned, inclosing
postage for reply. Refers, by permission, to Na
tional Tkibusc
Mas. Alice Gbay,
1315 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa.
Vfctnke Measure In saying that Mrs. Gray is
known to u tone a lady of exquikito taste and
good judgment hi matters pertatning)to dress and
, entirely trustworthy. Wo
commendier with the greatest coniidenoe to all.-
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A Memorial Hall Project- -Department
Rosters All Along the Line.
IBy KaU B. Sherwood.
rAll communications Intended for publication
In this department should be' forwarded direct to The
National 'Xbibune, Washington. I, 0.
Tho press of Port Chester, N. Y., makes
highly complimentary mention of tho Dept.
Sec, Mrs. M. E. Hausbeck, New York city, in
instituting Chas. Lawrence Belief Corps, upon
a recent date. The Journal says: "She dis
played a firmness and knowledge of her work
that would have done credit to the Grand Offi
cers of more pretentious organizations." Her
facetious manner and good-natured sallies kept
tho audience in tho best of humor. Com
mander Enoch, in introducing Mrs. Hausbeck,
paid anohlo tribute to tha women of the war,
spcakiug from personal, experience, when
wounded at Port Hudson, La., when so many
comforts, prepared by woman's hand, camo to
stay and comfort tho suffering soldiers. S.-V.-C.
John Foran assisted in tho service of in
stallation. The ollicers installed were: Pres.,
Mrs. Mary "Wakefield; S. V. P., Mrs. Carrio
Hyler; J. V. P., Mrs. Maggio Siltz-, fc?cc,
Mrs. Annio E. Sackett; Treas., Mrs. Hannah
DeMott; Chap., Miss Alice Hawkins; Con.,
Miss Susie Halpin; G., Mrs. Annie E. Terhune.
Yocal and instrumental music, recitations, re
marks by Comrades DeMott, Hyler, Jardine
and others, followed by refreshments, filled up
an evening of great interest.
To the Enrrou: During the quarter ending to
day Tod Corps, No. 3, have. mustered in 23 new
members and are to lose one of our charter mem
bers, Mrs. Henrietta Castncr, who has been our
Chaplain ever since we were organized. She re
moves to Cleveland. The Corps called on her ono
evening after she handed in her resignation and
presented her with a beautiful and useful pieccof
silverware. Memorial Day pasted off very nicely,
the Corps having made beautiful wreaths of ever
greens and flowers, with red, wlute and blue rib
bon streamers, for the 128 graves of our fallen
braves. "We feel that we were especudlv honored
by the presence of Dept. Com. Lloyd on that day,
and his eloquent and touching remarks wero lis
tened to by nearly all of the Corps as well ns the
comrades. The Corps held an ice cream social at
the residence of Luella M. Cooke on the 23d of
May and cleared enough to pay for the expenses
of Decoration Day. June 10 the Corp3 held a
strawberry festival and cleared a neat sum to bo
added to their fund for getting new furniture when
the new hall is completed. That same day our
jolly Guard was son-struck, and as it is the first
child of the Corps, she bas decided to name him
Tod Brenner, "We had a letter from our former
Pres., Mrs. T.ucy T.Jacobs, just after she was set
tled m her Kansas home. She had visited the "W.
R. C. at Topeka and spoke very highly of their
Corps and President. J was very much pleased
with the letter signed US," Cedar Bluff, Iowa, on
the loyal woman question. I would say, "If the
line is drawn anywhere, let It lie with those who
were wives and mothers during the war. In go
ing over our roll-book, I find 13 out of 60 would
constitute Tod Corps if the lino were drawn there."
Daisy, Youngstowp, Ohio.
To the Editok: Aa the reports come in, Ne
braska has more reason thah ever to be proud of
her loyal women. "Very beautiful was the zeal
displayed by the Corps everywhere in working
with the veterans of the Pdsta for Memorial Day.
The ladies of Farragut Corps, Lincoln ; S. A. Strick
land Corps, Hastings; -Lincoln Corps, David City;
of Rob't Anderson, Ransom, Sedgwick, C. C. "Wash
burn in fact, of every Coips in our Depaitmcnt,
did good work for that cay; while at Hastings,
Lincoln, and our own town, St. Paul, every one
who witnessed the eeremdnies pronounced them
grand and impressive. At St. Paul the processions
were very imposing, civic;; evoeiuticx Joining with
the veterans, and young girls aad misses, dressed
to symbolize "Peace," "Liberty," etc., while 25,
dressed in white, with scarlet sash and a blue
shield on the left breast, with the proper emblem,
represented the various corps of! the Union army,
as the acorn, shield, triangle, 40 rpnnds, eta Their
worK was lo aj-ist in tne decoration ceremonies.
The address of Comrade and es-Gov. Abbott, of
urauu jsiana, was a noolo iriuule to comrades liv
ingand dead. Hon. Thos. Daureal paid just honor
to our veteran citizens, and urged tiie citizens lo
see to it that the G. A. R, were provided with a
suitable hall, and so discharge" a great and lasting
debt to the men who wore the blue. Lquisa M
Mebrill, Prea., Dept. of Nebraska, St. Paul, Neb"
Fout Scorr, Kak., July 5, 1884.
To the Editok: I can now give vou some par
ticulars concerning tho Memorial Hall thatW.H.
Lytle Post and Relief Corpsr intend t-rccting at this
place. As I wrote you,, the Government Cemetery
is located one and a .half miles south of the citv,
and has a lovely lodge for the Superintendent to
occupy. The grounds are encircled by a high
stone wall and magnificent gates. The drives are
all macadamized, and the lawn is dotted with
shrubs, evergreens, and forest tree?. A large ros
trum has recently beeii erected, ami from the tow
ering staff in the center of the trrotinrk th rtno-
for which our heroes died floats over them from
sunrh-e to sunset.
Eight cannon, donated by Congress, are placed
at intervals, and each grave is marked by a head
stone bearing name, regiment, and State of the
sleeping hero, where known. Those of whom no
record can be found are simply numbered, and on
the record book marked " Unknown." There are
500 interments: 65 from Wisconsin, 23 Ohio 2d
Cav.,14from Indiana,J3from I!linois,SfromIowa,
1 from New York; also, 101 unknown Union, and
about SO Confederate dead. Now, you sec what a
great and noble work can be done here, in erect
ing, instead of a monument, a hall with tablets in
memory of, and we expect assistance from tho G.
A. R. all over the Union and particularly from
the States represented here. We have two elegant
lots which will be deeded for that purpose, on ono
of the principal streets in the city, and as soon as
arrangements can be effected in regard to taxes,
&c, (we cleared by our Camp-fire, and have placed
in hands of three trustees to Invest at a good rate
of interest, the sum of S7?5J) we propose erect
ing a two-story building- of stone, and all we
ask from any soldier is the price of one stone
for the walls. We expect the relatives of the
dead, of course, to place a tablet in the in
ner walls in memory of their loved ones. The
project is no myth, but will bo pushed through,
as we must have a suitable place for the reception
of tho crowds that come to the Decoration Dny
services. It now costs the Post here annual v 250.
at leat, for conducting those services, and w6 must
have assistance to erect this hall. Stone can be
quarried hereof the best quality, and stone blocks
can be furnished from 50 cents to $3 each ; nnd
considering what a lasting reminder this will be to
our frrowimr youth ofthe heroin rWrta ffco.
who died for Hag and country, that alone ought to
be a sufficient incentive to contribute to such a
building. "We expect to solicit at National En
campment, and hope the G, A. R. will all interest
themselves in this grand project. Any further par
ticulars desired can-be had by addressing the un
dersigned. President "W.H. Lytle, W.R. Corps,
Celia F. P. Foster, Secretary of the Relief Corps,
Dep't of JSTew Hampshire, corrects an error in
the Dep't Roster given in The Tbibune of
July 3. M. B. Moulton, Laconia, is tho present
Dep't President, M. A. Lull being a Past Presi
dent. It is very gratifying that among many
communications received by Mrs. Sherwood,
indorsing her paper of July 3, on the eligi
bility of all loyal women to membership
in the Relief Corps, fo ardent a worker and
former advocate of exclusive membership as
Mrs. Foster should bo among tho number.
Eecalling her earlier position in favor of cer
tain restrictions to membership and her partial
conversion later, Mrs. Foster finally says: "A
year ago, when tho national organization first
saw life, I might have been called a partial
convert. But now, ns tho Order assembles for
tho first time in annual Convention, my heart
sincerely aud reverently responds 'amen ' to tho
spirit of Your naner on this -vptpA nimdinn r
olligibility, and also to the interesting and'
luiuiuiu aiguiuuui prcsenieu oy tuo comrade
from Kansas. I sincerely trust that in tho
approaching Convention, soon to be held at
Minneapolis, this matter may be permanently
Bottled; but not to tho exclusion of loyal
women. In our Dep't spine of our Corps ex
clude all hut tho immediate relatives of soldiers
by advice and in compliance with tho wishes
of the Posts. But sentiment is changing, aud
the good and true women of thojPosts and Corps
of New Hampshire- will Jiot hesitate to say so
when convinced of their mistake. Our hard
labors of tho past have beca rewarded in this
Dep't by tho formation, of nino new Corps
since October last."
Department Rosters.
The following are tho numbers, names, loca
tion, and Presidents of the Corps in tho Depart
ments named, as far as heard from:
Susie M. Goodale, Pres., Mqdford; Sarah E
a.-unci, olx., .ouaiuu.
Lawrence, Mcdlbrd, E. M. Gill; 6.Maj.-Gen. H. G
Berry, Maiden, L. A. Turner; 7, Fletcher Webster
Brockton, S. W. Murdock ; 8, Maj. How, Ilaverh ill '
H. M. Mason ; 9, Mnj. Geo. L. Stearns, Charleston'
H. F. Johnson; 10,Theo."Winthrop, Chelsea, A. m'
Boyrrton; 11, Geo. H. Word. Worcester, L. A Rice
12, Ward, Dan vers, S. G. M. Hill; 13, Georire D
Wells, W. Boylston, E. S. Warren ; 14, E. K. Wil
cox, Springfield, M. M. Perry; 15, Col. Prescott.
AnhlRtid, Maria E. Ball; 16, U. S. Grant, Melrose
Susan Brown; 17, P. TtWyman, Holliston, E. F.
Talbot; 19, E. P. Wallace, Aniesbury and Salis
bury, M. F. Dennett; 20, Dahlgren, So. Boston, M.
Iso. 1, i,. V. Sumner, Fitchburg, Anna Davis: 2.
Chas. Beck, Cambridge, K. L. Beedle; 3. John a!
Ifawea, 13. Boston, Sarah E. Fuller; 4, Everett
Peabody. Georgetown. S. S. Bickfnrd? nan
E. Lawton; 21, "Wlllard O. Kinsley, 8omerville, H.
A. Ralph- 22, Lyon, "Westfield, S, Of Walkley; 23,
E. J. Griggs, BHchortown, E. A, Davis; 24, Col. C.
R. Mudge, MerrmukO, Nellie Roberts ; 25, F. P. H.
Rogers, Waltham, N. M. Daniels: 26, A. W. Bart
lett, Newburyport, J. A Talbot; 27, Wm.H. Smart,
Cambridgeport, Maria A. Lull; 28, Chas. R. Low
ell, Boston, S. A. Perkins; 29, Gen. Lander, Lynn,
M: A. Bailey: 30, John H. Chfpman, Jr., Beverly,
Kate R. Hord ; 31, Phil. H. Sheridan, Salem, E. B.
Lowd; 32, O. D. Sanford, No. Adams, M. lllings
worth; 33, Jas. A. Garfield, Lowell, A. E. TutUe ;
34, Allen, Manchester, S. A. Porter; 85, Timothy
Ingraham, Hyde Park, Helen Bryant; 36, E. A.
Andrews, Shrewsbury, I. M. Loring; 37, "W. "W.
Rockwell, Piltsfield, Agnes Bartlctt; 38, Kilpat
rick, Holyoke, Ella M. Davis; 39, A. Lincoln,
Charlestown, E. F.Haskell ; 40, James A Perkins,
Everett, A. W. Bullock: 41, E. P. Carpenter, Fox
boro SusahE. Fuller; 42, Gen. James Applcton,
Ipswich, S. E. Richard; 43, Francis A. Gould, Ar-
jjuKiuu, x. iwuuau , it, ueorgc Xi. oayies, Aaams,
G. R. Spooner.
Lottie L. Myers, Dept. Pres., Canton; Ada F.
Clark, Dept. Scc-jCanlon.
No. 1, Forsyth, Toledo. Kate B. Sherwood ; 2, R.
L. McCook, Carthage, Helen Santmcycr; 3, Tod,
Youugstown, Jennie Boyd; 4, Canton, Canton,
Elizabeth Hartcr; 5, Wetzcl-Compton, Hamilton,
Josephiuo "Weiler ; 6, fcttout, Fayette, Matilda Cole:
7, Patchin, Burton, Anna Fowler; 8, Brint and
MeBride, Richfield Centre, Lucy Washburn; 9,
John Brincy, North Lewisburg, Prea. resigned;
10, Commodore Footc, Cincinnati (Station C),Kato
Cullen; 11, Hazlettc, Zancsville, Louisa Terry ; 12,
Dcloi Norlhway, Orwell, Maryctto C. Babcock;
13, Minerva, Minerva, Helen Wcstfall; 11, Wm.
Nelson, Cincinnati, Emma J. Nichols; 15, John M.
Bell, Washington Court-house, Annie Hays; 16,
Joe Hooker, Mt. "Vernon, Helen R. Mclntire; 17,
Kishlcr, St. Mary's, Mary Kishler; 18, Scott, Von
Wert, Sarah E. Roebuck; 19, Given, "Wooster,
Hattio II. Jeffries; 20, Losure, "Wauseon, Mary
Eager; 21, Eugene Rawson, Fremont, Lucy "W.
Hayes; 22, Edgar, Dunkirk. Rebecca L.E.Bron
son; 23, Buckley, Akron. 8arah E. Battles; 24,
Phil Kearny, Nelsonville, Kate Hickman ; 25, Geo.
H.Thomas, Cincinnati, Lydia Morrison; 26, Mc
Laughlin, Mansfield, Harriet McLaughlin; 27, "W.
OT Ferguson, New Holland. Clara Kennedy; 23,
Hamhn, Wellington, Alice Clifford; 29, Geo. Har
lan, Alliance, Louisa Smith; CO. Henry Hatfield,
Roundhead, Annie M. Layton; 31, Ontario, On
tario, Laura J. Au; 32, Mitchel. Springfield, Kate
Putnam ; 33, Andrews, Ashland, Mcllie Miller; 34,
Trescott, Salem, Maria Ciemmer; 35. Israel Lud
low, Cincinnati, Mary C. "Wentzell; 36, C. B. Mit
chell, South Toledo, Abbie Coggawell; 37, Tom
Dew, Buchtcl, Mattle A. Lane; 38, Middlcport,
Middleport, Lucy J. Graham ; 39, Steedman, Cleve
land, Susan Newton; 40, Daniel Miller, Leipsic,
Mary E. Zimmerman; 41, R. M. Moore, Cincinnati,
M. Britenger; 42, McKendree Murlln, Mendon,
Bell H. Murhn ; 43, Bailey, Portsmouth, Minerva
JE. Ewmg; 44, Memorial, Cleveland, Stella E.
Slianklm; 45, Lemert, Newark, ; 46, Cooke,
Bellmar, ; 47, Musser, Waynesfield, ; 43,
Wm. II. Free, Shawnee, ; 49, Millskcn, Oxford,
; 50. Lindsay. Gilboa, ; 51, Ruckle, Mon-
clova; 52, Lyon, London .
Applications Not Filled,
Col. S. D. Miller, Shreve; Capt John N. Taylor,
Wnrrenton; Col. H. L. Osborn, Ravenna; Col.
Fred Knagi, Toronto; Albert Matthews, Kinsman;
J. I. McNaughton. Chardon ; Mrs. D. "W. Reese, Sid
ney; tapt. "W. II. Bonn, Bcllevue; Capt. I. F.
Chapman, Gallipolisr J. J. Sullivan, Millersburg;
11. II. Brown, Bloomfield ; M.L.Detweller,Find!ay;
Col. Rhodes, "Wapakoneta; C. C. Marsh, Shawnee;
Mrs. J. B. Porter, Alford; Jos. Renchower, Polk;
Ehsha Todd, McComb; E. R. Black, Circieville;
Mrs. M. M. Coggisbal, WeMerville; Mrs. R. S. Mc
Cann, Monclova; B. F.Ridgely, Jeromeville; H.
V. Turner, Geneva; Mrs. J. L. Stahl, Carbonhill;
S. . Matchers, London.
Louise H. Browne, Dept. Pres., Olathc.
No. 1, Wyandotte, Burnside, Maria Grafton; 2,
Topeka. Lincoln, E.M. Guard; 3, Olathc, Frank
lin, L. II. Brown; 4, Paoia, McCaslln, C. A. Quim
by; 5, Osburn, O. M. Mitchel, M. E. Linville; 6,
Junction City. Junction City, E. M. Linton ; 7. El
dorado, W.H. L. "Wallace, Mrs. Gibson; 8, Cawkcr
City, Reynolds. E. B. Alrich; 9, Lawrence, Wash
ington, H. E. Stone; 10. Clay Center, Clay Center,
L.M. Jenkins; H,FortScott,Wm.H.Lytlc, Jeanie
Ilayues; 12, Ellsworth, Ellsworth, J.L. Bell; 13,
OttowA, G. n. Thomas, J. Snow; 14, Ellinwood,
Jluilburt, G. E. Barr; 15, Morantown, Sanders, L.
Hawk; 16, Anthony. Benton, Id. J. McPhee; 17,
Pleasauton, Jewell, Ede Moon ; 18, Raceburg, Med
icine, Isabell Lane; 19, Eskridgc, Eskridfre, May
Daniel; 20, Minneapolis, Kenesaw, Lucia Hart; 21,
Augusta, L. E. King, C. Gardner; 22. Wyaudott,
Sumner, Grace Ross; 23, Baxter Springs, Baxter
Springs, N. Weaner; 21, Smith Center, Kobt. An
derson, M. Beacome; 25, Nickerson, Reno, W. H.
BrightuiHn; 26, Blue Mound, R. B. Burley, M.
Griffin; 27, Parsons. Antictam, L. Hoffman; 28,
Sprmg Hill, General Curtis, A. Adams; 29, Stock
ton. Stockton, E. Randall ; SO, Seneca, George Gra
ham, M. F. Wilkinson : 31, Columbus, John A.
Dix, Olive Reed ; 32, Galena, F. P. Blair, J. Rush ;
S3, Osage City.Canby, M. Hughbonk; 34, Welling
ton, Jas. Shields, ; 35, Tecumseh, Jessie Nel-
fcon E. E.Reed; 36, Howard City, E. M. Stanton,
P. C. Topping; 37, Burlingame, E. P. Sheldon,
-; 33, Bull City, General Bull, ; 39, "Winfield,
Wmfield, ; 40. "Wichita, Garfield, ; 41, Lc-
nexa, , .
Belief Corps Xcits from tho "Various Departments
of tho Order,
Mrs. President Brown, Department of Xan
sas, writes of a steady increase in Corps insti
tuted and a growing interest everywhere. Mrs.
Brown instituted tho Corps at Lenexa, June
24, where there is a new Post and Corps, both,
greatly pleased with tho work.
Tho Ladies' Aid Association holil a TnW
ception at tho Soldiers' Home, near Boston,
where the National President, Mrs. Barker, aud
Department President, Mrs. Goodale, wero
present Gen. Banks addressed tho veterans,
and 3Iiss Maud Banks read very finely. Mrs.
Goodale's daughters, Agnes and Carrie, bright
little misses of 13 and 8, are often heard at the
Union Camp-fires, and their recitations greatly
enjoyed by the veterans.
Forsyth Belief Corps, Toledo, Ohio, has ad
journed for the Summer, but its Relief work
goes on as usual. At its closing meet Mrs.
Cochrane, wife of Judge E. H. Cochrane, Su
preme Dictator, Knights of the Golden Eule,
was mustered into the Corps and proved to be
a valuable member.
Hobbie Belief Corps, No. 7, was instituted on
the 1st inst., at Stamford, Conn., by Mrs. E. C.
Kcifer. Officers: Pres., Mrs. E. P. Scofield;
S. V. P., Mrs. M. A. Hoyt; J. V. P., Mrs. Sarah
Weed; Sec, L. M. Toms; Treas., Mra. M. C.
Palmer; Chap., Mrs. Sarah Ferris; Con., Mrs.
Minnie Wilser; G.,Mrs. Annie Morrell. Tho
Corps opens with 25 charter members.
Tho work in Nebraska is prospering. Mra.
President Merrill writes us of 19 Corps fully
organized up to July 10, with applications and
instructions issued to 25 more, all asking to be
organized aud equipped, to enable members to
participate in the Minneapolis Convention. Tha
Corps formed are all working Corp3, a lively
loaven that will soon permeate the whole lump.
Corps No. 24, TJtica, N. Y., organized in Mav
last, recently gave a literary and musical enter
tainmeiitatMajunerchorHall, and tho members
of Bacon Post were well represented. Tho
program was exceedingly entertaining, and tho
affair a success Jn every way.
The San Francisco Chronicle says:
No more earnest work has been performed in the
Interest ofthe Veterans' Home of this State than is
now being carried on by the ladies of Lincoln Aux
iliary Corps, under the leadership of Mrs. Colonel
O. Mason Kinne. its President. Sub-committees
have been appointed, which are continually at
work to advance the welfare of the Home.
July 4, at Middletown, N. J., tho Ladies
Belief Corps, auxiliary to Frank Lloyd Post,
No. 79, was presented with a Bilk flag by Mr.
Charles Work, of Old Rridw. Snjvlna mn-ra
made by Mr. William M. Apleby, Commander
of tho Post, and tho ladies passed cake and
lemonade around.
Col. Edwin F. Applegato, Commmandor
of Capt. J. W. Conover Post, No. 63, of Frco
hold, N. J., is making an earnest effort to or
ganize a Loyal Ladies' League auxiliary to
his Post. A number of tho wives and daugh
ters of tho Post have already signed the appli
cation, and it is hoped that at an early day
Mrs. McNior, President of tho Department,
wm organize me league, conover Post is
doing nicely.
Belief Corps auxiliary to Abraham Lincoln
Post, No. 91, of Chicago, has been formed and
officers installed Juno 2G. The Tbibune would
liko a list of officers.
Tho following is a list of officers of Col. Shaw
Belief Corps, No. 8, of Quincy, 111.: Pres., Fan
nie P.Monroe; S. V. P., Lucia Henscn; J. V.
P., Ratio Pepper; Sec, Euth Henson; Ttoas.,
May Morgan; Chap., Jennie Gardner; Con.,
.Hannah Colo; G., Meb'ssa Ford.
A correspondent writing for instructions in
tho formation of a Belief Corps, well says:
" Wo think wo might got a great deal of instruc
tion and pleasure out of it, besides being ready
whenever there is a call for our assistance, as
there is sometimes at annual Encampments, or
Decoration Day, or sometimes a sociable, when
no one is ready. What is everybody's bnsine33
is nobody's business, and not being organized
wearo like a company of soldiers without an
offieer, and do not get things to harmonize."
; Tho secret of tho large and constant sales
of Mrs. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound proba
bly lies in tho fact that whereas there are many
"Bittors" and "Tonics" of equal value, be it
moro or less, the Vegetable Compound is so
completely superior to all other preparations
specially recommended for the needs of women
that it has practically no rival.
Some Practical Suggestions for Our
Agricultural Readers.
Starch, which constitutes tho balk of onr
cereal grains, consists of globnIe3 or grains, and
heat must be applied to burst them. It ha3
been maintained by high authority that to
render starchy substances digestiblo they must
bo cooked to break or crack the grain. It is
well known that starch will not dissolve in
cold water, and it is evident that tho grains
containing the largest proportion of starch
will be in better condition by cooking; grain3
of this description are thoso mo3fr used for fat
tening pigs. Cornmeal, which contains about
64 per cent, of starch, i3 liable to he moro than
doubled in bulk when cooked, on account of
the bursting of the grains, which cause it to
swell, and it has been regarded by some as val
uable, bulk for hulk, as it was before tho cook
ing. Actnal tests have conclusively shown
that pigs fatten more quickly on cooked meal
than that fed in its Taw state. According to
Stewart,-the general feeder may reach, with
raw corn, eight pounds; with raw meal, 10
pounds ; with boiled corn, 12 pounds, and with
boiled meal, 15 pounds of live weight of pork
per bushel. Much of tho difference between
boiled corn and meal is accounted for by the
fact that the corn is not boiled long enough to
burst the kernel and break all the starch
grains. Heat acts more rapidly and effectually
upon the starch grains after tho tough skin of
corn is broken and ground to powder. Farm
ers' Review.
There is a certain useful class of people who
are constantly cudgeling their brains for new
and startling ideas ; we call them useful be
cause they oftentimes set other people to think
ing, and that is, so far, useful. Bat theyaro
also dangerous, in so far that they are as likely
to promulgate error as truth, aud thus their
assertions requiro consideration before they
are accepted as facts. One of the latest of these
discoveries is, that the underdraining of farm
ing land3 is a cause of destructive freshets,
owing to the water absorbed by the land pass
ing so quickly to tho drains, and from them to
the streams. It seems strange that the same
operation has been recommended as a prevent
ive of heavy freshets, and certainly drained
lands retain more water than those that are
not drained. It is well known that the cutting
down of forests and woodlands increases the
probability of damage from a sadden rush o
rainfall to the lowest point. The trees retard
the water to a very considerable degree, and it
finds its way slowly to the streams ; but remove
the vegetation and tho rains rush at once from
the surface, very little of it being absorbed by
the soil. Next to reforesting tho fields, the
best plan of preventing washing of lands and
the sudden accumulation of destructive bodies
ef water i3 to undordrain. The effect will
then follow that tho rains, instead of rushing
quickly from the surface, will penetrate the
soil, saturate it, aud the surplus water that
not held in suspension by the soil will gradu
ally find an outlet by the drains. No better
evidence of poverty of imagination could be
given than that whickaccuses draining of lands
to cause floods.
It is not at all too early to begin thinking
about a good asparagus bed, and there is noth
ing about a farm that is more productive of
comforts and cash than a well-made, well
cared for asparagus bed. A correspondent tells
how he made one: "Early in October, 1871, 1
plowed open a long wide farrow about 15 inches
deep, in my garden. Into thi3 I put well-littered
fresh stable manure six inches deep, cov
ered it six inches or so with the poor soil tnrned
out from the furrow, then planted in the aspa
ragus roots one foot apart, covered them well
with soil, trod down hard, aud early in Decem
ber gave the row a dressing of manure of the
same kind as that used when planting. Thi3
was spread about three feet wide over the row,
and at the rate of not more than 12 cords per
acre. Early in Spring this manure wa? forked
in over the asparagus and on each side of it,
spreading 13 inches wide from directly over the
short stalks of tho roots. Late in November,
ever since, the same "quantity of stable mannre
of the same quality, has been spread over this
row and forked-in the following Spring as soon
as frost was out of the ground, which, in, my
climate, is usually early in March.
"The third Spring tliat is, 21 years after
planting we began a moderate cntting of the
asparagus, and ever since then have cut it
closely into the middle of June, and sometimes
later. Tho yield has been abundant, the spears
tender, sweet, and as thick as the fingers of a
stout man's hand. Stalks are left to crow m to
seed about one foot apart in therow ; nearly all
the other spears are for eating."
The criticism that we have to make on this
is that it is an enormous amount of manure to
use for the purpose. He should use much less
at the outset, andhutvery little each year after.
Asparagn3 does not make anything like the
drain on tho soil that this dosing of manure
would represent.
From all reports we infer that fruit crops
promise to be excellent this season in some
parts of the country, and, as is usual when the
weather proves favorable daring the period of
blossoming, fruit has set very thickly, aad
thinning by hand appears so formidable an un
taking that it is generally shunned. Under
these circumstances it would be well to con
sider and act upon the question of applying
manures at once so as to impart vigor to the
trees and enable them tho better to perfect a
heavy crop. Where the orchard is in cultiva
tion a dressing of some good fertilizer should
be applied and harrowed into tho soil. Nothing
would be better than barnyard manure, and
for rapid results a good article of guano would
have a marked effect upon the size of the
fiuits, as we have repeatedly proved in the case
of heavily-laden pear trees. In all cases, and
with all kinds of mannrial applications, much
of their value will depend upon the raiufalL
Bepeatcd showers, which will dissolve aud con
vey the fertilizing matters to the roots, are a
necessity to the best results from Summer ma
nuring. The benefits of irrigation would in
sure success ; few persons, however, can avail
themselves of this controlling element in plant
growth, which is much to he regretted. In
applying manure to bearing trees it is of hut
little use to throw it around the stein of the
tree; the whole ground.occapied by roots should
be embraced.
The MassacJtusctts Ploughman gives a hint
about constructing a well so as to have the
water free from impurities: After digging as
low as desired, a cement pipe, some two feet in
diameter and two or three feet long, is sunk at
the bottom aud worked down as low as possible
by digging out the inside. The pipe should be
covered over with a flat stone, through the mid
dle of which a two-inch hole nas been drilled;
directly over this hole stand in drainpipe, then
begin to fill up the hole, and add drain pipe as
tho filling proceeds till it comes near the sur
face, when a pump can bo attached. A well of
this kind is reliable and permanent, requiring
no repairs ; the water is cool and free from im
purities that open wells are subject to ; no in
sects or animals can find thoir way info it, and
the cost is not more than one-half that of a
well that is stoned. If dug, as it should be,
when tho springs aro low, a constant supply of
water that is as pure as the underground spring
is secured. As the well is always full, there is
no chauce for bad air to iujure the wator, and,
in fact, but little danger of being polluted by
surroundiug cesspools, compared to that of
open wells.
Mr. S. H. Thomas, of Clark Co., Ohio, in
forms us that he has successfully fought the
plum curculio for two seasons by the use of
tar-smoke. He takes an ash-pan, puts in it a
layer of chips, smears theso with-june-tar, then
adds another layer of chips, with more tar, and
so on till tho pan is sufficiently full to keep
burning. This he sets on fire, and places it so
that the smoke will thoroughly fill' the top of
tho plum tree, choosing tho early morning or
late evening, when tho air is still, and apply
ing tho smokq just at the time tho petals are
falling from the plum blossoms. He has found
a single application, made at this time, to ho
sufficient to secure a full crop of plums, the
scent of tho smoke apparently adhering to the
young fruit for some time after the application.
Farm and Fireside.
Thero are three varieties of carp : the scale,
leather and mirror. Tho first named is inferior
and rarely cultivated. They grow met rapid
ly in a warm than a cold climate, as tkey 'Am
not increase while hibernating ia asad t&afr
habi tin Winter. It is held that carp grows im
running water have moro slenderised iea. sharp
er backs and tougher flesh. In jHwda they
become sluggish, stout, tender awl deUe&ta.
Carp will thrive on the acquatic plaate, roots
and vegetable matter they find In tha water j
and, as vegetable feeders, have an advaategs
over nearly every other fish. T&ey maj b
fed with cabbage and lettuce leaves, craashs ef
bread, boiled corn and potatoes, ete., aad will
takoon flesh like a Chester white hejr PC
Baird says M there is bo ditch, or pond er ad
y. koggy spot capable of being coh verted Iat
a pond of more orlesa size that will not aaawa
for tho fish. The Issue
In a late number of 27e Issue (the agxfcBl
tural department of which is under the editor
ship of C. Bicbards Dodge, an accesapHahecL
writer, a famed entomologist and a jadjeioaa
editor) wo find tho following note oa aiBc cul
ture . " The trouhlo with any such biMtaeee ia
this country is that it don't pay ea & nail
scale j people, won't take the trouble to ge lata
a new thing for a small return, and it werCt pay
to Invest much, capital in so transient aa eater
prise. In Europe silk is not produced ea 100
acre silk farms, bat by tho peasantry, a littla
in every village-, women, children aad eld ea
performing the work daring the six er eight
weeks that the worm3 and cocoons reqaire at
tention, aud selling their little silk predaci
when the season is over. It is these eeaatkss
' littles accumulated from nearly every village
and hamlet in the land, that make the grsa
total of Europe's siBc supply. That is the way
silk must bo grown in thi3 country te seceaMi
a national industry."
Humiliating a the confession k, anleaf
eome remedy 13 found for the hlack-kaeiy
plum culture is doomed. The Gennaa prase,
which, when first introduced here, was tkeaght
to be proof against the disease, now Hceutk
with tharest.
The raising of the sugar beet requires a
manuring thatwoald make our fanners' eye
stand oat. A crop of 10 tons per acre k con
sidered by the French and German caeasiats te
require, in addition to the return of all tha
leaves, the following quantities of the fertiliz
ing substances: 373 pounds of nitrogen; 83
pounds of phosphoric acid ; 563 poandi of pot
ash, worth, at cost here, 117. Ia additioa ia
this each acre requires about 14 days of aarae
labor, and 4G days of human labor.
One very effective way of reducing tae doe
tor's bills is to kcepthc cellara clear of decay
ing vegetables and improve the drainage.
There is no economy of land ia plaatiaz
trees too close together. More trees can, oc
course, be crowded on the land by close plaat
ing, but the yield of fruit will be Iesa than the
quantity time may be. procured front treea tka
stand iar apart and havo plenty of reeca fer
growth and spreading ofthe roots for feed.
Do not let manure accumulate in the stalls.
Horses have the same sensibilities tarepugaan
and unhealthful things that men have.
A cow is a milk producing machiaa. Ik
order that she may produce the most aad. tae
best milk she should he supplied witk fresh,
cool water, and an ample supply of the heat aad
most appetizing food.
The Wounded Lion.
et J. w. TEMPLE.
JTritfcnfor TheXalional Tribwt&J
Grant id rained I Grant is fallen I
Pass the word from month to month!
Fill the North with jest and laughter.
Let it echo through the South I
Yea, the Wall-street sharpers wrecked hia&r
Sstpped his credit, stole his gold ;
Worldly wise, need we respect him.
Duped by scoundrels, poor and old!
Dip in gall each canstlcpencil;
Pass sharp paragraphs aronnd,
Now let pulpit, press and forum.
Hunt the hero to the ground !
Jackals, tease the wounded lion,
Once you trembled at his irovra
Dogs, that crouched or fled before hfcaa,
Snap hid heels, now he ia dorm!
Teil us not of Appomattox,
J) Virginia tielda ofgore.
Xarae not Shiloh'a desperate straggle,
Captured Vicksbnrp: name no mors I
Speaic not of the Nation, bleeding-.
Pierced by treason's venotned dart.
Leaning, through, her long death s&ngxJe,
On that brave and loyal heart f
Praise no more Ms generous spirit,
Free from jealousy and pride,
Prompt to sec a comrade's merit,
Prompt a rival's faults to hide J
Loved by Sheridan and Sherman,
By 3IcPherson, Logan, iTeade,
Trusted friend of martyred Lincoln,
Safest staff in hour of need!
See the gray head bowed in sorrow
That once planned the vast campalja!
Shaken now those nerves of iron,
Firm on every battle plain!
A?fc ye why that dauntless spirit
Shrinks and droops the head in sh&atef
'Tis that fierce, ungrateful censure
Seeks to smirch his honest name!
Pennsylvania's hill3 and valleys
Long have missed the cannon's roar,
Lee and Lonstxeet,Hood and Johnatea.
Threaten Northern. homes no morel
"Why should soldiers be remembered
"When, all sense of danger's past?
"When so soon their gray-haired Iegieaa
"Will be "mustered out" at last I
Let the dead past boast her glories 1
Change through all man's nature raevaif
Peace, bejewcled. scorns the triumphs
That war's sterner triumph loves I
"Wealth and luxury and fashion
Now onr feebler pulses sway r
Gratitude to conquering heroes
Throbs in few men's breast3 to-day!
ViCToaiA, III.
It Always Coatalas Sonietalnsr Hew.
To the Editoe. Your paper seems te sat
to he growing more valuable every week, as 14
always contains something new for the old vet
erans. It indeed proves iteelf their friend, aad
I hope you wiU continue the same coursa until
the Government discharges its just obligation,
to our ex-soldiers. God speed you in the work.
TH03. H. Faeeel, Waterbury, Tt.
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