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-A. - " V t" bS " BW? K" V K rj---' 'WgsFif .2.' " . Ar W ft j jit - ft VJ r THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. C, THURSDAY, JULY 30, 1885. -oss.--i V1-- THE GRAND ARMY, General Orders Death of Gen. Grant News from the Departments. HEADQUARTERS NOTES. A Portrait of Ccn. Grant. HnADQUJ QUARTERS. ) Z Or THE BEPUBLIC, 3N,D. C., JulylO.lSSo.J Grand Army Washington Mrs. TJ. S. Grant, Mt. McGregor, N. Y. Dear Madam: It becomes our most agree able duty to acquaint you with tho fact that at the aunnal Encampment or tho Grand Army of the Republic, recently held at Portland, Mo., there was presented to the Encampment by Comrade George IL Patch, Past Commander, Department of Massachusetts, acting on behalf of the artist, Comrade W. H. Berthrong, of Post 33, G.A.B., of that Department, a portrait of your beloved and revered husband, our com rade now, our commander in the great day of trial. It was the desire of Comrade Bcrthroug, as oxplaiucd to the Encampment, that bisotlering Bhould be accepted by that body on your be half, so that there might go with it, in addi tion to his own, the expression of tho devoted sympathy aud good will of the National repre sentative body of tho Grand Army. In the presence of tho portrait itself, moved by the ilood of memories past and present which tho faithfully delineated features brought with them, tho members of the Encampment, rising to their feet, accepted the trust and ordered that the Comiuander-in-Chief-clcct and tho Quartermaster-General be a committee to for ward the picture to you. Wc have now discharged that duty, and trusting that this labor of love of a comrade may be to you acceptable as a memento, and be as well a constant assurance of the abiding lovo and devotion we all feel for our peerless leader, We remain, yours, most sincerely. S. S. BURDETT, Commander-in-Chief. John Taylok, Quartermaster-General. STRS. GRANT'S REPLY. Mt. McGregor, July 20, 1SS5. S. S. Bordett, Commander-in-Chief, G.A.E. DearSik: My mother, Mrs. U. S. Grant, re quests me to acknowledge your letter of the 16th iust, and also the receipt of the picture. Mrs. Grant is grateful to the veterans of her husband's old armies for their delicate compli ment in sending her a picture of their com mander. Respectfully, F. D. GRANT. GENERAL ORDERS. The first General Orders, issued under the new administration on the 21st inst., gives a complete list of tho National officers, as follows: 1. The 19th annual Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic, held at Portland, Me., Juno 23, HA, and 25, lbi, elected the following-named comrade3 to the ofticcs designated : Commander-in-Chief, Samuel S. Burdett, Wash ington, D. C Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief, Sclden Connor, Augusta. Me. Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief, John R. Lewis, Atlanta, Ga. Surgeon-General, Joseph C. Tucker, M. D., Oak land, Cal. Chaplain-in-Chief. Rev. L. H. Stewart, Perry, O. NATIONAL COUNCIL OF ADMINISTRATION. Arkansas, Thomas Boles, Fort Smith. California, Walter H. Kohnes, San Francisco. Colorado, George Ady, Denver. Connecticut, W. G. Gallager, Meriden. Dakota, W. V. Lucas, Chamberlain. Delaware, G. V. King, Wilmington. PJorida, J. Dc V. Huzzard, Eustis. Gulf, Henry Shorten, Baton Rouge, La. Illinois, 11. F. Wilson, Chicago. Indiana, Charles A. Zollinger, Fort Wayne. Iowa, L. S. Tyler, Keokuk. Kansas, B. R. Hogin. Belleville. Kentucky, William Bowman, Tolcsboro. Maine, fcaniuel W. Lane, Augusta, Massachusetts, James F. Meeeh, Lynn. Maryland, Thomas L. Mathews, Baltimore. Michigan, Henry S. Dean, Ann Arbor. Minnesota, Perry Starkweather, St. PauL Missouri, J. S. Sterrett, St. Joseph. Montana, Ela C. Waters, Glendive. Nebraska, J. O. West, Grand Island. New Hampshire, Alfred E. Emery, Pcnacook. New Jersey, John F. Lovett, Trenton. New Mexico, W. N. Smith. Albuquerque. New York, Joseph L. Follett, Brooklyn. Ohio, J. W. O'Neall, Lebanon. Oregon, George C. Sears-. Portland. Pennsylvania, Samuel Harper, Pittsburg. Potomac. Class. H. Ingram, Washington, D. C. Rhode Island, William D. Mason, Providence. Tennessee and Geo! gin, Edward S. Jones, Nash- ville. Texas, H. W. Nye, Fort Worth. "Utah, C. A. Wood, Salmon City, Idaho. Vermont, D. L. Morgan, Rutland. Virginia, John W. Boynton, Hampton. Washington Territory, O. B. Johnson, Seattle. West Virginia, S. F. Shaw, Parkeraburg. "Wisconsin, Win. S. Stanley, jr., Milwaukee. 2. The following appointments' are announced : Adjutant-General, John Cameron, Washington, . C. Quartermaster-General, John Taylor, 218 Walnut etrcet, Philadelphia, Pa. Inspector-General, Argus D. Vanosdol, Madison, Ind. Judge Advocate-General, Charles A. Grosvenor, Athens, O. Senior Aid-de-Camp, Harrison Dingman, Wash ington, D. O. it. The comrades thus appointed have entered upon the duties of their respective offices. A. Requisitions for supplies should be forwarded direct to the Quartermaster-General, "accom panied by the money, or the articles will be sent C O. D." Remittances should be made byP.O. order or eastern drafts, saving cost of exchange; express being, as usual, prepaid by the Quartcrmuster Gcn&ral. 5. Depaitment Commanders will forward names of comrades for appointment as Aids-de-Camp on Staff of the Commander-in-Chief, to Headquarters, and names of comrades for Assistant Inspectors General, to the Inspector-General, for his recom-. mendation. 0. Headquarters are established at No. HOG F Street N. W., Washington, D. C. By command of S. S. Bumjett, Commander-in-Chief. John Cameeon, Adjutant-General. DEATH OF GEN. GRANT. Au Order by the Commander-in-Chief. Headquahteks Grand Aesiy of tiie Republic, Washington, D. C, July 24, 1885. General Orders, No. 3. Expressing the profound grief of his comrades everywhere, the Commander-in-Chief performs the duty of formally announcing the death of Comrade TJlysesS. Grant, late a member of George G.Meade Post, No. 1, Department of Pennsylvania, Grand Army of the Republic, which occurred at Mt. Mc Gregor, N. "Y., on the 23d inst., at d o'clock and nine minutes a. m. Comrade Grant was bom at Point Pleasant, O., April 27.1822; entered the U. S. Military Academy at West Point, N. Y., July 1, 1839, and was gradu ated therefrom ami appointed Brevet Second Lieu tenant, 4th Inf., July 1, 1813; promoted Second Lieutenant Sept. 30, 1815; brevetted First Lieuten ant Sept. 8. 1M7, for pailant and meritorious con duct in the battle of Jolino Del Rey, Mexico, and Captain, Sept. 13, 1817. for gallant conduct at Cha pultepcc; promoted First Lieutenant Sept. 10, 1817, and Captain Aug. 5, 1853 ; resigned July 31, 1851. Upon the breaking out of the Avar of the rebel lion he offered his berviccs to his country without condition, and was commissioned Colonel. 21st 111., June 15, 1801; Brigadier-General, Aug. 5. 18G1 ; Ma-jor-General, U. S. Vols., Feb. 10, 186::; Major-General, U. S. A., July 4, 1EC3; Lieutcuaut-Gencrnl, March 2, ISM, and General, July 25, I8GG, which last commission he held until vacated, March 4, 1809. by reason of his iuauguintion as President of the "United States. Upon the demand of his grateful countrymen, he w:i2, on March 3, 1S85, again made General, U. S. Army, (retired,) und so died, as was most titling, with the liarucss of his country upon him. He bore the commission of the United States in active service for 19 years ; for ecven years he was lu the presence of actual war. Measured by the number of engagements In which he participated; by the physical dilUcultics met and overcome; by the numbers engaged in actual battle under his leadership; by his masterly comprehension and quick adaption of the changing and theretofore untried conditions resulting from improvements in arms; by the vastness of tho strategic combinations he wixely conceived and successfully guided; and by the "results achieved for bin country, for his countrymen, for liberty and law everywhere, ho was the ecrles3 soldier of his own age, and without a superior in any dther. His title to a high place among the statesmen of nil time was established by tho supreme wis lorn which, iu the day of final triumph, dictated those termsof surrender which in the compass of an hour wclli iigh healed the wounds of four years of war. Called by the imperative voice of his fellow-citl-zens to the ofilce of President of the United States, for eight years he stood in their chief place, and, surrendering then his trust, left to his successor a country which in every clement of present strength and promise of future prosperity and glory sur passed the dream of the most sanguine. Seeking in travel .abroad .the rest and recreation lie had so well earned, with only the title of Ameri can citizen to commend him, the great in station, in learninir, and in achievement of every land sought to do him honor, whilst the humble, crowd ing his pathway, invoked for him tho blessing which their empty hands could not bestow. The chief citizen of a christian land, be adorned the greatness of hia public life by the practice of those simple virtues which is the fulfilment of the law. The sanctities of home the chief pillars of our State found in him devout observance. Iu other g St days the mothers of the land buildcd altars to such ss he. Consciously marching over the road where only his footprints linger, and towards the goat ho has now reached, his comrades of the Grand Army make to his memory this their last fraternal salu tation. It is recommended to Department Commanders that a day be announced in orders upon which tho Posts in their several jurisdictions may meet in open session, or otherwise, that each comrade may have opiortunity to pay the tribute of respect his full heart prompts. Let the colors at National and Department Head quarters and of the Posts be draped, and the usual badge of mourning be worn by all comrades for 60 days. By command of S.S. Ecedetti:, Commander-in-Chief. John Caheimkt, Adjutant-General. PAST COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF WM. EAKN'SHAW. General Orders, No. 2, issued on the same, day announce the death of Past Commander-in-Chief Wm. Earnshaw : The Commander-in-Chief announccsthe death of Past Commander-in-Chief Win. Earnshaw, which occurred at National Military Home, Dayton, O., on the 17th lust. Comrade Earnshaw was born at Chester, Pa., May 12, 1S2S. April 1G, 1SGI, on the first call of the President for volunteers he enlisted as a- private, and was subsequently mustered iu as Chaplain, 49th Psu. resigning that olllcc Oct. 12, 1802, by reason of consolidation of his rejjiincul. He was appointed Hospital Chaplain of Volunteers April 22, 1803, and was honorably mustered out Aug. 22, 1SG7. Tho duties of his position were so well performed that he was retained in the volunteer tervico be yond the usual lime. Aside from his appropriate duties as Chaplain, he was engaged in superintend ing the construction of two National cemeteries, one at Murfrecsboro, the other at Nashville, Tenn., in which work he displayed great energy, zeal and ability, leintc highly commended by Maj.-Gen. George II. Thomas aud other well-known com manders. He was a sincere, earnest Christian, devoted to his calling and profession loved the army loved the soldier. By the faithful disehi.rgc of his duties, the urbanity of his manners anil his uncompromis ing loyalty, he gained the confidence and esteem of nil who knew him. Such is the record of our departed comrade while in the service of his coun try. He was elected Chaplain of the Central Branch, National Military Home, Dayton, O., Sept. 5, 18G7, and continued in the faithful discharge of that duty up to the date of his last sickness. Comrade Eirnshaw served as Commander of the Department of Ohio in 1S7G. He was elected Junior Vice-Comiiiandcr-in-Chief in 1&77, and Commander-in-Chief, Grand Army of the Republic, in 1879. De votion to the interests of his comrades and single ness of purpose in the discharge of duty were the distinguishing characteristics of our departed comrade. Of him it may truly be said " Well done, Uiou good and faithful servant." As a mark of respect to the memory of our com rade, ofiiccrs of the Grand Army of tho Republic while on duty will wear the usual badge of mourn inf for the period of 30 days. By command of S. S. Uuhdett, Commander-in-Chief. Joun Cameeon, Adjutant-General. COMMANDER KOUNTZ'S LAST ORDER. HeadoJes, Grand Aejiy op the Republic,) Poetiand, Me., June 25, 1885. J General Orders, No. 18. In surrendering the command you placed in my handsoncycarago.it is done with a heart full of gratitude for the courteous treatment, the gen erous sympathy, and the abiding confidence which has been extended to me. Such consideration, born only of that comradeship which characterises our organization, h:xs lightened the duties of this honorable trust, sweetened its memories, and made deeper and more enduring the love borne for the Order. Comrado S. S. Burdett, who has been elected to serve you as Commander-in-Chief for the ensuing year, has long been recognized as one of the most able, devoted, nnd earncfct of our members, and, in delivering to him the symbol of authority, the same cordial support and confidence extended to me is invoked for him. By command of John S. Kouktz, Commander-in-Chief. W. W. Alcoen, Adjutant-General. DEPARTMENT NEWS. ILLINOIS.- Joseph Edmunds, Adjutant, Post No. 461, Ed wardsville: We notice m your issue of the 10th inst. that John Amschler, a comrade of our Post, No. 4G1, Department of Illinois, makes charge that our Post decorated the graves of ofiiccrs in a different manner from those of privates. Now, in order to set the comrade right nnd to save the reputation of our Post, permit us to explain the facts in the case. The Post decorated the graves of nil soldiers alike, without regard to rank or any other distinction, and afterward the Fire Company and other organ izations which were participating with us, deco rated the graves of some of our comrades who were their relatives and had also been members of their societies. Some citizens also decorated the graves of their relatives nnd friends. All this was perfectly right and proper. We do want it dis tinctly understood, now and forever, that our Post treats its noble dead with all the honor and respect possible, and that without regard to rank or condi tion in life while they were with us. Permit us also to say that the grave of Capt. Hunter (who served in the Confederate army) was literally cov ered with flowers by the Commander and the Ad jutant of our Post. The flowers were furnished them, and a request that they be strewn on Capt. Hunter's grave. Strange Comrade Amschler or some one else docs not complain of this. A Post was mustered June 12 at Whitehall, and another July 7 at Prospect, Dn Page County. Post No. 50, of Chicago fcolored), is prospering under the administration of Commander Read. Post No. 7, of Chicago, bids fair to bo one of the best Posts in the Department. KENTUCKY.- O. A. Reynold, J. V. C, Department of Ken tucky, mustered Gen. Reynolds Post, No. 381, at Ludlow on the 11th inst., nnd installed the follow ing officers: Commander, R. McP. Smith; S. V.C., Wm. Billings; J. V. C, M. M. Sullivan; Q. M., C. M. Young; Surg., J. J. Brown; O. D., R. H. Flem ming; O.G.,W. F. Ludwig; Chap.,C. F. Kohlman. No Post in Kentucky ever started with more fa vorable surroundings or a finer prospect of success NEW JERSEY.- "A Comrade," Red Bank: D. B. Birney Post, No. 95, was mustered at Long Branch on the 15th inst. with 31 charter members by Chief Mustering Officer Phil E. Tufts. The officers were installed by H. M. Ncvius, Department Commander. No. 9G will lie ready for muster with 31 members, at Milburn, in a few days. Dahlgren Post, of Elizabeth, went on an excursion to Mnuch Chunck on the 22d, Department Commander II. M. -Nevius and stuff going with them. The West Jer sey Posts will go on their annual excursion to At lantic City July 29. The Department Commander and staff will meet them upon their arrival. It is expected that Gen. Logan will be there at that time. Comrade Nevius, who Is now serving his second term as Department Commander, is doing splendid work. General Orders, No. 5. issued at Red Bnnk, N. J., July 23. by order of 11. M. Nevius, Department Commander, John L. Wheeler, A. A. G., is as follows: It becomes my painful duty to announce to you, officially, the death of our old commander and comrade, Ulysses S. Grant, which occurerd on July 23, 1835, at his residence on Mount McGregor. N. Y. Loyal, brave and true, the noblest type of an American soldier, his services during tho late rebellion, actuated by an unselfish patriotism and an unfaltering devotion to the Union, make his name familiar not only in every household in our land, but throughout the civilized world. The Nation mourns for its departed chief, who, as a sol dier, had no superior. The whole world sympa thizes with us in our great bereavement. You, comrades, side by side, nnd shoulder to shoulder, formed the armies which, guided by his master mind and under his watchful eye, achieved the victories which made our Union one and indivisible forevcrmore. The love and confidence between him and you inspired both with a zeal that over came all obstacles. His grand achievements as a soldier nnd a lender won the undying love of the people of this country and the homage of all na tions. Ulysses S. Grant was born on the 27th of April, 1S22, in the town of Point Pleasant, Cler mont Co., O. At 17 years of ago he entered the Military Academy at West Point, graduating in 1813 as Brevet Second Lieutenant, and was assigned to the 4lh Inf. He served through the Mexican war, and was engaged in every battle except Buena Vista. He was commissioned Colonel of the 2lst 111. on or about May 24, 1861. On Aug. 7, 1861, he was commissioned Brigadier-General of volunteers to date from May 17, same year. On Feb. 19, 1862, he was made a Mnjor-Gencral of volunteers in rec ognition ofhis victory at Fort Donelson. In July, lr,63, he was made a Major-General in the Regular Army In recognition of his successful campaign against Vicksburg. On March 2, 1864, Comrado Grant was made Licutenant-Gcneral and placed in command of the armies of tho United States. Ho retained his commission as Licutenant-Gcneral until promoted by a grateful people to the highest place within their gift, that of President of the United Suites. It is ordered that the Post Iialls of this Department, with the colors and charters, bo appropriately draped for the next 30 days. I would also recommend that memorial services bo held in as many of tho Posts a3 possible, and in towns nnd cities where there are two or more Posts, that they unite in holding memorial services to pay their tribute of respect to the memory of our hare com rade, Ulysses S. Grant, of George G. Meade Post, No. 1, Department of Pennsylvania, Grand Army of the Republic. NEW YORK.- E. D. Morgan Post, No. 307, of New York city, held their annual picnic on tho 21st inst. One hun dred nnd twenty members of tho Post, with their friends, went to Point View Island, where a most delightful evening was spent. Geo. H. Brown, Croton : Post No. 159, of Fair Haven, has now a membership of 130, and Post No. 2G0, of Croton, has CO. Both of these Posts are in good working order. General Order, No. 8, issued on the 23d, at Utica, N. Y., contains the following in relation to the death of Gen. Grant: L With deep grief tho Department Commander announces that our beloved chieftain and comrado, who, through the long contest of the rebellion, never suffered defeat, has succumbed to the great conqueror. Ulysses S. Grant is dead. We, his comrades, who have sympathised so heartily with him in his long and painful struggle, must bow in bumble submission to the Divine mandate. No eulogy can be written of him which shall exceed that he has written as a soldier and n statesman in the. history of his country. No monument can ever be erected to his memory which shall eclipse that which he has built in the hearts of his country men. II. All Post rooms in this Department will bo draped with appropriate emblems of mourning for thirty dnys after the receipt of this order, and ofll cers.of the Department and of all Posts will wear the usual badge upon the left arm for the same period of time. By command of H. Clay Hall, Department Commander. lOnlcia!) O. P. Claeke, Asst. Adjl. Gen'l. OHIO.- The members of Zeno H. Scott Post, No. 279. of Moscow, made arrangements some time ago for draping the house in which Gen. Grant was born when the news of his death should reach them. Word was not received at Point Pleasant until too late for the service of love to be performed on Thursday. Two wagons filled with men who had fought under him, went down to the humble cot tage on the following day. FJngsdroped in mourn ing were placed in the doors and windows, and the Post colors run up to half-mast over the west gablo of tho building. While the company assembled was small, yet it included representatives of the infantry, cavalry, artillery, and navy. The house, a small frame cottage, whose original dimensions were 22x20 feet, is in a good Btate of preservation. The large chimney that stood at the east end had to be taken down to prevent its falling, but will be rebuilt with the same bricks. The inside of tho house is unchanged. The dressed upper joist with the upper floor dressed on the under side is the only ceiling. Tho front room is -19x14, with two windows and two outside doors, besides tho door that opens on the bedroom, which is 19x8 nnd con tains two windows. Tho work of tho Post being completed. Commander McMath detailed First Serg't Purkheiser, of the 1st Ohio Art., as guard of honor, nnd left him trumping his beat in front of the spot, PENNSYtVANIA.- II. II. Brownmillcr. Frackvillc: Tho mustering in of John S. Meredith Post on the 9th inst.. at this place, was a most interesting event. Past Depart ment Commander Col. G.S. Brown, of Minersvillc, was the Mustering Ofliccr, and the following com rades officiated on the occasion : Past Commander Smith, of 23, as Commander; Commander Morgan, of 146, ns S. V. C; Comrade Bensinger, of 43, as J.V.C.; Past Commander James Levan, of 17, as 0. D. ; Past Commander Frehafcr, of 26, as O. G. ; Piist Commander Gould, of 92, 03 Chaplain; Q. Schalck, of 23, as Surgeon, and Past Commander Potter, of 17, as Adj't. Guards were formed by Posts 17, 23, 47, 110 nnd 146. Commander Denning, Aid-de-Camp to Commander Curtin, delivered the charge. The following Posts were represented: Post 17 by 22 men. Post 20 by 28 men, Post 26 by 4 men, Post 43 by 9 men, Pot 47 by 12 men, Post 92 by 5 men, Post 110 by 22 men, Post 121 by 3 men, and Post 146 by 23 men. The ofiiccrs of the new Post arc as follows : Commander, Richard Morgan ; S.V.C.. Reuben Wagner; J.V.C., Peter Welsh; Q. M.. John MeBarron; Q. M. S., John O'Hnllcran; Adj't, H. IL Brownmillcr; S. M., Thomas Griffiths; Chap., Frank Barth; Surg., P. Feist: O. D., Henry Pierce. We start out with a membership of 41. The Post is named iu honor of John S. Meredith, husband of our ex-Postmistress, and son-in-law of Daniel Frack, sr. Mr. Meredith was mustered into the service Aug. 20, 1862; died at Washington, March 11, 1863, and was buried in the Militury Asylum Cemetery, D. C. May the Post which has thus honored the memory of John S. Meredith thrive, and may prosperity attend its members in dividually and collectively. H. B. Hick. Three Springs: Gen. Charles Albright Post, No. 483, was organized at this place on July 3. 1835. The fol lowing list of officers were installed: Commander, P. II. Bcnce; S.V.C., Samuel Hector; J.V.C., H. C. Wright; O.D.,W.H.Hcck; Adj't, John Hocken berg; S. M., Wm. J. Humpson ; O. G.. D. B. Heck ; Q. M., R. Hampson; Q. M. S.,E. W. Edwnrdg. Tho new Post starts off with 27 members, and the pros pects arc for a membership of near 100 men, nnd bids fair for one of the best Posts in the Depart ment of Pennsylvania. On Saturday night la.t 150 members of George G. Meade Post, No. 1, of Philadelphia, to which Post Gen. Grant belonged, adopted the following resolution, ofl'crcd by Com rade J. Harry Davis: "George G. Meade Post, No. 1, Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Pennsylvania, sends this testimonial of her grief at the loss of her illustrious comrade, Ulysses S. Grant, nnd her condolence nnd sympathy in this great bereavement to those whom he so dearly and specially loved. God gave him victories; the world gave him honors; we gave him affection. To his country he left n peaceful nnd united Re public; to the world the record of a grand soldier nnd magnnnimous victor; to his comrades the priceless legacy of his memory. This we will keep unblemished for the great muster of the grand army of the hereafter." It was decided to send a committee of three to Mt. McGregor nnd New York, to make all necessary arrangements for the participation of the Post in the funeral ceremonies, aud to ask that the position of honor be granted to Meade Post in the funeral procession. The mem bers of this committee arc Senior Vice Commander L. W. Moore, Past Commander A. J. Sellers, and Commander George W.Devinney. The committee started on Monday, nnd took with it nn immense funeral pillow, the Post's contribution to tho fu neral decorations. The pillow is three by four feet in diameter, made of immortelles. In tho center is the representation of a sword, and above and le low are the words, "Our Comrade, U. S. Grant. Meade Post, No. 1, Philadelphia." J. E. Giles, Hazleton: On tho 25th of September, 18S5, at Ha zlcton, it is proposed to unvail n Soldiers' Monu ment, in commemoration of the loyal services and sacrifice of the men of 1861-1865. This monument is in course of erection in the Memorial Park, a handsome piece of ground ih the heart of our city, recently purchased by the Memorial Association of Robinson Post, No. 20. nnd intended together with tho monument hereafter to be dedicated to public uses as a free gift to the city authorities from the association. The Department of Pennsylvania has also appointed Hazleton as the plncc and Septem ber 25 as the day when Grand Army Day shall bo celebrated this year, and thousands of the comrades are expected to be present to give eclat to the occa sion. The Memorial Association of Post No. 20, having iu charge the purchase nnd fitting of tho park and the erection of the monument, cordially invites all old soldiers to be present. Tho secreta ries of the association are George H. Trout man; William Shafer, and Torrencc McCloskey, who will give all information iu regard to tho affair. "THE GETTYSBURG ENCAMPMENT. Thos. J. Stewart, A. A. G., Philadelphia, sends us the following notes of the coming Department En campment, which will bo held at Gettysburg: Canvass to accommodate 4,000 comrades will be erected on the field. The camp will be located on East Cemetery Hill, opposite entrance to the Na tional Cemetery. Concerts will bo given daily from 10 to 12 a. in., and 7 to 9 p. m. Drcssparade every evening at 5.30. On Sunday, Aug. 9, Rev. Jno. W. Sayrcs, Chap lain, Dep't of Pa., will hold divine services in the National Cemetery, morning nnd evening; sacred conccrtin the evening. Many regimental Reunions will be held during the week, notably those of 138th Pa., of which N. G. WriNon, Sup't of National Cemetery, is President. Tho Pa. Reserves will hold their annual Reunion on Tuesday, Aug. 11. Ex-Gov. Andrew G. Curtin is President, and Jno. Taylor, Q.-M.-Gen'l of the G. A. It., is Secretary. Many burlesque associations, composed of com rades of different Posts, will attend and keep the camp alive with fun and jollification. The " Lct-er-go" Club of Post No. 51; the Lamb's Club of Post No. 51; the Razor's Club of Post No. 8; tho Sunflower's Club of Post No. 5; the Kid's Club of Post No. 312. Visitations will be arranged tp all points of interest during the week, nnd lectures comprising vivid and truthful descriptions of the engagements on the different portions of the field will bo given by Serg't Holtzworth, of Gettysburg. Col. Jno. B. Bachcldcr, tho historian of the battle of Gettysburg, will also be present. Commnnder-in-Chicf S. S. Burdett nnd stafl will be present Aug. 9 and 10. A grand reception will be given by the citizens on the arrival of the comrades on Saturday evening. Special Orders, No. 97, issued on the 20th, contains the following in regard to the Gettysburg Reunion : I. Arrangements have been made with the Penn sylvania Railroad Co. to run a special train to Get tysburg Aug. 8, Icving Pittsburg at nn hour to be announced in futuro circular, provided 200 or jnoro can be secured to go on said train.. Tickets, good on special train going nnd to return on any regular train until Aug. 16, will be 88 round trip. Senior Vice Department Commander A. P. Burchfield (corner of Wood and Liberty streets, Pittsburg) has been given control of all arrange ments regarding special train. Commanders of Posts should nt ono make a thorough canvass of their respective Posts, ascertain bow many nro going on special train, and forward to the Senior Vice Department Commander the money for the purchase of the tickets not later than Aug. 3, ns tho 200 tickets must bo purchased prior to Aug.,6, iu order to secure the train. If a sufficient number of tickets, at 88 each, are not ordered by Aug. 3, then the money will bo returned to the comrades on that date. These tickets will be good for comrades and their friends. In cine n special train is not run, then single tick ets will lie sold to comrades and friends nt one sin gle fare for round trip (S9.05), good on any regular train (except Chicago limited), going and returning, from Aug. 6 to 16. These tickets can only be pur chased upon card orders, a supply of which will bo placed w.th the Senior Vice Department Com mander, from whom they can be obtained. II. The Pennsylvania. Railroad Company nnd branches have made a rate of ono single fare for round trip from all points to Gettysburg and re turn, tickets only to bo sold on card orders. Comrades on line of Allegany Valley Railroad can purchase tickets to nearest point on connecting lines nt one single faro for round trip. III. Comrades will bo provided with quarters in camp, and it is suggested, in order to properly pro vide for all who may attend, that a comrade be sent in advance to report to the Assistant Adjutant-General in camp on Friday, Aug. 7, with a list of com rades desiring quarters, when proper assignments will be made and they can be properly arranged for the recent-on of the comrades on their arrival. IV. The following are hotel rates: Springs Hotel, H. M. Cake, prop ....82 per dav. Eugle Hotel, II. Yingling, ......... 2 it MeClcllan House, S. Diller, 1.50 Wash'ton Hou.se, C.McCullough 1.50 h Keystone Hotel. A. Eberhnrt, ......... 1.50 j Globe Hotel, F. Rimer, 1.50 (j Battlefield Hotel, D. McCleary, 1.50 a Those having quarters In camp can secure meals, nt 30 cents per meal, at what is known ns the "Old Homestead," opposite tho camp, and nt other pri vate residences. V. Posts should bring Post flag and guidons to designate their position in camp. VI. Each comrade should provide himself with all things necessary to his comfort. VII. The camp will be visited by tho Commander-in-Chief and staff, and every comrado should attend in full uniform, in order to participate in the dress parade and reception. By command of Austin Coktih, Department Commander. Tuos. J. 8TEWAKT. JbNifoUnt AdiatMt-General. , v Set1-i -- v .fX .-... VERMONT.- iG William H. Grcenwflod, putney: Col. William H. Greenwood Post was recently mustered at this place, with 25 charter members and the following officers: Commander, L. P. Baily; S. V. C, Dorr Blood; J. V. C, C. F. Brown; Surg., E.Wood; O. D., F. R. Cobb: Quartermaster, George H. Phillips; Adj't, Leroy Shelley; O.G., Frank Hall; S.M..M. V. Sleeper; Q. M. S., HI J.Burnham. WISCONSIN.- G. W. Sutherland, Clintonville: Post No. 32. of this place, is a live nnd active organization. AVo have now 51 members iu good standing and three applications on file. ( j reunions! Bert Berry, Detroit Mich.: The 16th annual Reunion of the survivors of the 5th Mich, will be held at Brighton, Livingston Co., Mich., Aug. 26. Members not enrolled in tho association aro requested to send 'their' names to tho Secre tary. The second soldiers' Reunion will bo held at Camp Yeazcl, near Homer, 111., Aug. 11, 12 and 13, and tho committco guarantee all visiting veterans free rations and plenty of clean, wheat straw and new mown hay for beds. Jas. S. Minnis, New Philadelphia, O. : Tho annual Beunion of the 126th will bo hold at this place Aug. 27. Those belonging to tho Grand Army aro requested to wear their uui forms On the 4th inst. n Reunion of Co. E, 70th Pa., was held at Mountville. Officers elected for tho ensuing year were: Pros., Gipt. S: E. Wib ner, of Marietta; V.-P., Jacob Rcitzel, of Mountville ; Sec., J. Halls Fridy, of Mountville; Treas., Benj. Espenshade, Gordouvillo. S. A. Rhoads, Canton, O.: The sixth annual Reunion of tho 3d Ohio Independent battery will be held at this place Aug. 13. The State Reunion of ox-Union soldiers and sailors, under the auspices of tho Grand Army, will be hold at Topeka, Kan., Sept. 29 and 30 and Oct. 1. Tho National Guard and Regulara iu the State will go into camp at tho same time aud participate iu sham battles. Chas. T. Marsh, Oregon, 111. : Tho tri-ennial Reunion of the 92d 111. M't'd Inf. will bo held at this place Sept. 3 aud 4. "Comrade," Lansing, Mich.: A Reunion of the 0th Mich. Cav. is to bo held at Coldwater, on Aug. 12. C. H. Kimball, Medina, 0.: The 19th annual Reunion of tho 103d Ohio, will be held at Ver million, Eric Co., O., beginning Tuesday, Aug. 18, and continuing four days. Comrades will come prepared with bedding, and four days' rations in their haversacks. Tho annual Reunion of tho 2d Ohio battery will be hold at Conncaut, O., Aug. 5 and 6. The next annual Reunion of tho 126th Ohio will be held at New Philadelphia, O., Thurs day, Aug. 27, 1885. M. Dodge, Rockland, N. Y. : The fourth an nual Reunion of tho ex-soldiers of Sullivan County will bo held at this place Sept. 2, 1885, under the auspices of W. T. Morgan Post, No. 293. Geo. H. Hill, Virden, 111. : Tho Macoupin County Soldiers and Sailors' Union will hold their fifth annual Reunion at this place Sept. 23 and 24. Rations and tents free to all old soldiers and their families. At a meeting on the 17th of tho Executive Committee of tho Old Soldiers and Sailors' As sociations of Jo Daviess County, 111., it was voted to hold the next Reunion and Encamp ment of tho organization at tho village of Warren on tho 16th and 17th of September, 1885. Gov. Oglcsby aud Gen. Logan, with other distinguished ex-soldiers, will be present. Wm. W. Livermorc, Gardner, Me. : The 10th Reunion of the 3d Mc. will be held atHallowel, Me., August 12. The annual Reunion of;the Society of the Army of tho Tcnuessoe will bo held in Chicago Sept. 9 and 10. .t 1 The sixth annual Reunion of tho 3d Ind. battery will bo held atuMyor's Lake, Canton, O., Aug. 13. i 1 The Reunion of flic 27th N. Y. and 1st Vetcrau Cavalry at Ehnira, N. Y., on tho 21st inst. was attended by 59 veterans. Maj. Gen. H. W. Slocum was present and made a few ro marks. Ho was followed by Hon. Alvin W. Tourgee, who also addressed tho veterans. Speeches were also made b.y Gen. H. N. Jack sou of tho 5th Me.; H. C. Rogers, Chief of Staff to Gen. Slosura; Lieut. Westervolt, of Oregon; Maj. Wanzer and Senator Baker, of Rochester. The following oflicerswero.electod for the en suing year: President, Maj'. GcorgoG. Wanzer, Rochester, N. Y.; Secretary, Capt. H. L. Achilles, Rochester; Recording Secretary, Samuel A. Paine, Ehnira; Treasurer, Lieut. Frank A. White, Rochester. The fourth annual Reunion of tho Northern Iowa Association at SpiritLake, which occurred July 14, 15 aud 16, drew together ono of the lar gest gatherings of old soldiers ever seen in this State. Over 1.000 persons woro in attendance 33 Grand Army Posts were represented. Among tho speakers wero Governor Sherman, Con gressman Strublo, Superintendent Akcrs, Judge Given, Speaker Wolfe, Capt. Hull aud Parson Lozier. The ollicers of the association are as follows: President, 'Hon. M. B. Davis, Sioux City; Secretary, Col. J. M. Emery, Lemurs; Treasurer, Capt. J. H. Douglas, Sibley. B. F. Heiny, Kirksvillo, Mo. : There will bo a soldiers' Reunion at this place, commencing Sept. 14, and continuing 5 days. The semi-annual Encampment of the De partment of Ohio h:is been postponed from Aug. 6 and 7 to Aug. 12 and 13, to permit mcinbors to attend tho obsequies of Gun. Grant. SONS OF VETERANS. KANSAS. General Orders, No. 9, issued at Headqnar tors, Third Grand Division, Topeka, Kan., on tho 16th inst., are as follows: Arrangements have been perfected whereby the Chicago & Alton, Wabash, and Illinois Central Railroads will carry delegates to Springfield and return, on tho occasion of the second annual En campment of this Grand Division, for one mid one third fares. Delegates will pay one full fare going to Springfield, and at the close of the Encampment they will be furnished with certificates attested by the Assistant Adjutant-General, which will enable them to procure return tickets for one-third fare. The Commander and Staff will leave Kansas City, Mo., Aiij;. 2, in tho eveninjr, over the Chicago & Alton Road, and will be pleased to meet as many of the Western delegates as can conveniently as semble at that point. Dclegntcs from AVisconsin and Michigan can meet delegations from other Northwestern States by addressing Mid. A. E. Case, Rooms C23 nnd 625, Opera House Building, Chicago. Bro. Case is Chairman of tho Committee on Transportation, and will furnish all necessary information. By command of L. J. Webb, Commander, Third Grund Division. Olllcial : E. A. Hatfield, A. A. G. NEW HAMPSHIRE. General Orders, No. 16, First Grand Divi sion, S. of V., U. S. A., issued at Manchester, N. H., July 20, aro as follows: T. The annual Encampment of the First Grand Division is hereby ordered to convene in Grand Army Hall, Lake Village, N. II., on Tuesday, tho 25th day of August next, at 1 o'clock p. m. Tho Grand Division Council will assemble ut tho same place on the same date at 10 o'clock a. m. II. Ass't Adj't-Gon. Harry E. Webster and Divi sion Commanders U.S. Crossman, of Massachusetts, and John G. Blake, of Maine, are detailed as a Committee on Credentials. They will attend to their duties one hour previous to the meeting of tho Encampment. HI. Division Commanders will at once iisua credentials to Past Division Commanders, Dele gates, aud Alternates, and will file a list of same with these Headquarters, under seal, IV. Grand Division' olllceri will report in full uniform, with sidenrms, and all other brothers will be expected to appear iniiKgnlation uniform. V. Divisions in arrears fortreports or pcr-capitn tax will not bo allowetj representation in this En campment. All such reports must be tiled with these Headquarters byAugust 1. VI. Division Commanders nro urged to apply for charters for their Divisions beforo the Encampment. Tho charter fco has been fixed nt $10. Maine and Massachusetts have already been chartered. VII. The thanks of the First Grand Division are tendered to Lleut.-CoU'Henry'Morritt Camp, No. 8, of Salem, and James A. Garfield Camp, No. 17, of Brockton, Mass., for invitations to hold the En campment with them. Their courtesy is highly appreciated. r , , VIII. The Now Hampshire Veterans' Reunion will be in progress nt Weirs, three miles from Lake Village, during the week of the Grand Division Encampment. Reduced railrbad and hotel rates will prevail, particulars of which will be hereafter announced. Brothers attending the Encampment will thus bo enabled to visit tile Reunion, at which many distinguished Uliioil 'Generals are expected, and to make a tour of the Lake Region of New Hampshire if they choose, at small expense. By order of Fkank IL Cuallis, Commander. HabbvE. Wkhsteb, Assistant Adjutant-General. Frauds and Imitations. Let it bo clearly understood, that Compound Oxygen is only made and dispensed by Drs. Starkoy & Palen, 1109 and 1111 Girard street, Philadelphia. Any substance made elsewhere, and called Compound Oxygon, fa spurious and worthless, and those who try it simply throw away their money, as they will in the end discover. Send for their treatise on Compound Oxygou. It will be mailed free. A woman who had been 14 years in the service of Queen Victoria was convicted at Middlesex Ses sions a fortnight ago, and sent to prison for two months for theft. " 3 , V7C $-' , ta-it JwJjiW RELIEF CORPS NEWS, Gleanings from National Headquar tersNotes from the Departments. Headquabters Woman's Relief Corps, Boston, Mass. Sarah E. Fdli.ee, National President. Eleanor B. Wheeler. National Secretary. DEATH OP GEN. GRANT. Heado,'ks Woman's Relief Corps, Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic, 14 Temple Place (Room 10), Boston, July 23, 18S5. General Orders, No. 2. On this bright Summer morning the bells arc tolling the requiem of our country's noble dead. Ex-President Ulysses S. Grant has closed his eyes nnd lnin him down to rest. The long weary months of pain and suffering are over, aud our brave, lion-hearted commander and comrade is no more. A Nation Is in tears, and the people sit in sad ness. Ho whose courage and devotion to his coun try in her great hour of need led the people to look to him to lead us to victory has heard tho last "roll call," and in answering has laid down the wenpons of warfare, wrapt his mantel about him, nnd is now numbered with that "grand army whose term of service is completed." No more will the bugle call arouse his sluinbeis. His is a sleep that knows no earthly waking. As an auxiliary to the Grand Army of tho Repub lic, who to-day mourn the loss of their comrade? it is fitting that we, the membsrs of the Woman's Relief Corps, should unite with them in our ex pressions of sorrow und mourning. Therefore, in recognition of the faithful services of this patriot, soldier and friend, and as a tribute of our respect and love for the " hero of Appomat tox," nnd our grateful remembrance of his heroic deeds, the charters of nil Corps throughout our Order will be draped in the emblems of mourning for (X) days, nnd that nt the firbt regular meeting after the receipt of tiiis order all Corps shall set apart one hour for special services commemorative of his life and glorious deeds as a soldier. In this hour of great nflliction nnd sorrow I would tender to the widow and family of this deceased comrado the loving sympathy and respect of the members of this Order. Twenty-five thousand women who arc banded together to work for the interest of the veteran soldier and sailor of the late rebellion will bear them on their hearts, praying the consolations of Heaven may be theirs. Department and Corps Presidents are charged with a prompt distribution of this order. By command of Sakaii E. Fuller, National President. Eleanor B. Wheeler, National Secretary. RELIEF OF ARMY WORKERS. The Third Annual convention expressed their approval of the action of tho Past National President, Mrs. Sherwood, in starting the Ten Cent Fund for tho benefit of disabled army workers, and it will be continued tho coming year. Great good has been done tho past year by its kindly provisions, and tho need still continues. A comrado from Marblehead, Mass., who heard Gen. Logan's warm words of com mendation of tho Keliof Corps and praise of "Mother" Bickerdykc, showed his faith by his works, and wrote out a check for $5 and sent Mrs. Sherwood. Will he kindly send her his name (which was not altogether legible), that ho may receivo due acknowledgment? Just prior to convention, $2.70 was received at National Headquarters from Abraham Lin coln Corps, Chicago, through the Treasurer, Jennie M. St. John, 83 Douglas Avcnuo. It is gratefully acknowledged. We know wo voice tho desires of many when we reproduce this excellent report made by the committee to the Portland convention. Tho chairman of tho committee, Mrs. Gannett, who was the working arm of the National Presi dent in this wise beneficence, deserves great praise for her quiet and unselfish labors, so -thoroughly performed. Largely to her efforts is due the fact that tho Court of Claims at Washington has recommended to Congress to reimburse Miss Carroll for moneys expended during tho war in tho service of her country, they having fully investigated her claims. With an adequate appropriation for Miss Car roll and a pension for Mother Bickcrdyko, to which the Grand Army pledged itself in En campment, the Woman's Relief Corps will take now courago iu their self-imposed work. RELIEF FOR ARMV 'WORKERS, WIDOWS AND ORPHANS. National Secretary, W.R.C.: By authority of the Second Annual Convention, Woman's Relief Corps, at Minneapolis, Minn., a National Relief Committee was formed. The fol lowing persons were appointed by the Nationnl President: AbbieM. Gannett, Maiden, Mass.; Annie Wittenineyer, Philadelphia, Pa.; Juliet G.Howe, York, Neb. The special object of this committee was to consider the cases of tho women who, as nurses or otherwise, had rendered service to their country during the war, and were now in circum stances demanding pecuniary aid. Tho case of Miss Anna Ella Carroll, of Maryland, whose distinguished services to her country have never been recognized or rewarded by the Govern ment, and that of tho noble nurse known as "Mother" Bickerdyke, who has not even been pensioned, had been presented before the Conven tion, directly lending to the formation of this com mittee. These cases arc but instances of many de serving sympathy and assistance. The Woman's Relief Corps having given heed to needs of soldiers nnd their families, would next regard the members of their own sex who have been of inestimable assistance both to comrades and to country during the war's dark days, en countering, like their brothers, hardships and trials at the high call of patriotism. Heartily as we re joice that the first spontaneous acts of the Woman's Relief Corps wci e so noble and womanly, we yet rejoice as heartily that nurses and other army workers are now remembered, and that they are to receive as ample a share of attention as the com rades of whom they were the tender aud minister ing companions. The first work of the Relief Committee, accord ing to instructions of the National President, was to prepare two papers to lay beforo the Pension Committee of the Grand Army of tho Republic; the first outlining the services of Miss Carroll, and asking that an appeal be made to Congress in her behalf for a generous appropriation; the second soliciting a pension for Mrs. Bickerdyke. These papers were to precede a call for a fund to bo raised by Posts nnd Corps for these women nnd for other army nurses. They were nt once prepared, and, after u few changes, were approved by the Na tional President. Copies of them accompany this report. In October tho call known as Circular Letter No. 1 was issued from National Headquarters. It asked for a 10-cent contribution from each Postand Relief Corps member. Thus was the relief fund estab lished, of which Miss Carroll has received S588.71; Mrs. Bickerdyke, SW3.10; Mrs. Mack, of New York, 27.80. Balance joint fund in treasury, $15.35. In Miss Carroll's case this aid has brought great good. She was a greatly suffering invalid in tho little town of Church Creek, Md., whero she could not have suitable medical care. She was, as soon as means became sufficient, removed to Balti more, whero she is now living iu a better state of health. The Relief Committee earnestly urge that after Posts and Corps convene again in tho Autumn contributions bo continued to the relief fund, in order that Miss Carroll be maintained in comfort until Congress legislates iu her behalf. They are particular in urging this in view of Miss Carroll's services having been so unique and remarkable. For a woman to write the State papers she pre pared, to outline the plans of one of the greatest campaigns of the war, so that she won high en coniums from President Lincoln nnd Secretary Stanton and other leading men of tho time, is an event to be remembered in history. And it would bo as culpable for the Woman's Relief Corp.T to let her sutler as it would be for tho Grand Army to let the noble Sherman or Sheridan exist in want. Iu Mrs. Bickerdyke a coso the relief has been timely.though her great desire is that the Woman's Relief Corps would aid her iu securing the pension to which she is so richly entitled by reason of long and important services in the hospital nnd on tho battlefield. Mrs. Mack, the indigent nurse in New York, be sides the sum sent her from our fund, has received assistance from Relict Corps in her own State from time to time, as have many others. This fund should be made permanent iu order that all such wants shall be supplied. The National President advised this committco to prepare a further paper setting forth the need of increase of pensions for widows and orphans. This was done, and a copy accompanies this report. These three papers were printed, the first asking for an appropriation from Congress for Miss Car roll; second, asking for a ponsion for Mrs. Bicker dyke; third, urging an increase of pension for widows and orphans. Copies of each wore placed in the bauds of each member of the Grand Army Pension Committee. From tho Chairman, Past Commander-in-Chief George L. Merrill, nnd from other members of this committee wo learned that strong effotts would be made to render theso papers successful. But owing to the shortness of the Con gressional session, the Pension Committco decided that it would bo useless to urge for any pension legislation. It is n pleasure to state, however, that through the courtesy of Senator Charles Mander son, of Nebraska, and of Hon. Henry B. Lovcring, of Massachusetts, a bill was introduced in both branches of Congress asking for nn appropriation for Miss Carroll. This bill was passed over into the hands of the Committco on Appropriations and through this means a knowledge of Miss Carroll's claims has been disseminated. This is favorable to our future efforts. We would here suggest that equally with the desiro to see Miss Carroll main tained in comfort until sho receives the just recom pense that is her due, should be the desire that no work should remain undono tending to secure for her that just remuneration of the Government. The Relief Committee endeavored to have a like bill presented for Mrs. Bickerdyke, but were not successful on account of the short session. To secure pensions for nil such needy and deserving ouesand aid in bringing about the generous recognition of Congress in their behalf, should bo the especial care of the Woman's Relief Corps for tho next year. The case of Miss Ella Gibson, of Barro, Mass., also came to our knowledge. She was Chaplain of the 1st Wis. II. A., but, being a woman, could not command a Chaplain's pay. She has received something from the Government, but not sufficient to secure her for the future. She is nearly incapaci totedtthrough frequent illness, and in almost blind. -.I"" -J A?--W-. --v. it. c'wS&tVi! " ;apj She has a bill before Congress, but no action can be taken until she secures from officers of her regi ment the proper vouchers. We have already, through The National Tribune and the medium of the Grand Army, taken steps towards obtaining these. We recommend her case to the next Relief Committee. The work of this committee has chifly consisted in receiving contributions for the fund and regis tering the same, for which n book was kept which accompanies this report; nnswcringlctters.aud for warding amounts from time to time, as needed. The sum of $933.05 has been received. As this was made up of amounts varying from 10 cents to S2G, the keeping of the record required considerable care. One hundred and fifty-nine Posts have been heard from nnd 78 Corps; 308 letters have been written and 118 postals; 20 money orders and drafts have been sent. The expenses of the committee have been $13.90. The list of States and Territories henrd from accompany this report. This committee would most earnestly press upon the attention of the National Convention the need of ascertaining the cases of all army nurses and other women who directly served their country "Army Workers" our National President has happily termed them who may be in want. They would urge that the rendering of assistance, calling upon Congress for pensions, etc., b? continued with vigor. The National President calls our atten tion to the fact that an early regulation concerning army nurses wits, Hint they should not be under iO years of age, bonce that the surviving must be far advanced in years; also that within the year, two nurses and there may have been more have died in almhouscs. The spirit that gave woman courage to encounter scenes consequent upon such service, would also, were she indigent, restrain her from complaining or forcing her condition upon others. From private correspondence we know that thosenl rcady receiving aid, though deeply, tenderly grate ful, would have been spared much could they have received governmental reward instead. Therefore, while the Relief Corps should feel it their duty to preserve their brave women from hardships, they should faithfully labor to obtain legislation from Congress. Gratified as we are by all that has been accomplished, we realize how much more there is to do. To any others than those kindred to our bravo soldiers, it might be necessary to plead for army nurses, to speak of their sacrifices, their courage amidst the most heart-rending scenes; their hard ships scarce possible to conceive of; their often im paired health; of their many, many trials and suf ferings which should commend them to us as sa cred nnd honored charges. But to you such speech is not necessary. Surely you will not regnrd work for them as last or even secondary. Your hearts all respond in sympathy, and gladly, promptly will the work begun in this last year continue until through out our land no nurse, no woman who loved our country well enough to make personal sacrifices, will be left in need, and so one of your truest la bors be nccomplished. And in order that tho most effectual means may be used, the Relief Committee would suggest to the convention the formation of a new committee, sim ilar in purpose to that of the Pension Committee of the Grand Army. The latter, although most cor dial in spirit, has always yet much work of its own. Why should we place upon our brothers the burden we can bear ourselves? Our Order is of sufficient magnitude and dignity for the establish ment of such a committee, and Ave believe our com rades will heartily approve of it. It will not be be cause they consider the relief then brought to the Pension Committee, but because of realizing that matters pertaining to women are best understood and worked for by women themselves. Such com mittee, if chosen, should consider nt the outset such cases as those of Miss Carroll and Mrs. Bick erdyke, lest these aged and invalid women pass away before justice is done them. Such a commit tee would bo listened to with respect, as represent ing the thoughtful opinions nnd desires of the loyal women of our country, and we believe that through tlieir conscientious work need would be supplied and especially felt at this time by all the members of our Order. While congratulating the Woman's Relief Coras upon what has been accomplished, our final word we know should be, that the work has only begun. Signed, Abbie M. Gannett. Annie Wittenmeyer, Juliet G. Howe, Committee on Relief of Army Workers, Widows nnd Orphans. Department Gleanings. A VOICE FROJI TIIE MOUNTAINS ALL ALONG THE LINE. Mrs. Susan E. Traver, the talented Depart ment Secretary of New York, who accompanied the Grand Array excursion to Mt. Desert, was so inspired by the grand scene that unfolded itself from the summit of Green Mountain, that her thoughts took form in poetic words which fpllow: ON TIIE HIGHTS. The sunlight shone o'er walls of stone. Laid firm when first earth woke to life; While 'neath our feet, the clouds are fleet. With all their elements of strife. And thus I thought the lesson taught By Nature's vision grand and bright. Is but to move earth's cares above. Until we rest in Heaven's pure light. DEPARTMENT OP OIIIO. The Department of Ohio, Woman's Eelief Corps, held a semi-annual meeting at Spring field, O., by invitation of tho Department of Ohio, G.A.E., to be assembled in semi-annual Encampment. Department Headquarters will bo established at the Lagonda Honso. The De partment roster shows that S3 Corps were in good standing June 19; Walter Wood Corps, Tontogany, and Biddle Corps, Sulphur Springs, having been instituted on that date. Depart ment affairs aro in good shape, with $S00 in vested in Government bonds. Supplies to the amount of $300 have been ordered since Na tional Convention. Comrade .A. O. Huffman, Secretary of the Executive Committee, Springfield, requests all members of tho Eelief Corps in Ohio who ex pect to be in attendance, to communicato with him at once that they may be provided with lodgings. Tho following order has been issued by Mrs. President Myers : Headquarters Department op Ohio, Woiian's Relief Corps, auxiliary to G.A.R., Canton, O., July 10, 1SS5. General Orders, No. 3. I desire to extend my hearty congratulations nnd thanks to tbemembersof the Relief Corps through out this Department for the excellent report we were able to present at the late National Conven tion held nt Portland, Me. The dear old State of Ohio repeats her record of 20 years ago, when she sent her bravest and best sons into the front ranks of battle. To-day the mothers,. wives, daughters nnd other loyal women of Ohio take their position nt the head of the long column of Grand Army workers as the Banner Department in the grandest and most charitable organization in the land. Other Departments are rapidly coming forward and it will require our best energies and united efforts to retain the high place we have won. We want to report at the annual convention of 1SS6 150 Corps fully organized, with an aggregate membership of not less than 8,000. This means earnest, devoted work for us all. Let the watch-word therefore be passed all along the line "Onward and upward."' Attention is called to the following: I. A revised edition of the Rules and Regulations will be ready for use after Aug. 1. Copies of the same will be forwarded to each Corps Presideut. II. Tho new badges must also be adopted a3 speedily as possible. All orders will receive prompt attention, and must be addressed to Mrs. Matilda E. Ebersole, Department Treasurer, Canton, O., to whom also all remittances must be made. III. All orders for supplies must be drawn by Corp3 Treasurers on Department Treasurer. IV. Gen. Beath's Blue Book has been adopted as authority in all official opinions and decisions. We nre ready to fill all orders for this excellent work. Corps are requested to provide a copy without de lay for the use of their officers. V. Special instructions have been issued from Na tional II caiypiartcrs requiring Corps Presidents to forward quarterly reports with per capita tax, on or before the 5tii or April, July, octooer and Janu ary. Department Secretaries ore also instructed that all Corps having failed to make such returns, must be reported as stupended in the consolidated report to the National Secretary. Corps Presidents must see the great importance of being prompt in this matter. Department officers cannot afford to be reported delinquent on account of neglected duty on the part of subordinate ollicers. VI. A "Roll of Honor" will be prepared forpubf lication at tho end of tho year, on which will be recorded the names of all Corps and the date on which their quarterly reports are received at Head quarters. Corps officers, look well to your laurels. VII. By a resolution of the Akron Encampment, a semi-annual Encampment of the Department of the G.A.R., to be known ns "Grand Army Day," was authorized. In accordance with that action. Department Commander R. B. Brown has. in Gen eral Orders. No. 7, extended a most cordial invita tion to the ofiiccrs and members of the W.R.C. of this Department to participate in the exercises in cident to the occasion nt Springfield, O., Aug. 6 and 7, 1SS5. Having been thus honored, let there bo a representation worthy of the Order wc arc so proud to call our own. VIII. It has been deemed advisable to call a meeting of the Department at this time for tho transaction of important business nnd the exempli fication of tho Ritual. The comrades of Mitchell Post, No. -15, have very generously placed at our disposal the we of their Post room, at which place our session will be held nt 10 a. m., Friday, Aug. 7. It is greatly desired that all Corps officers and members be in attendance at this meeting. It is for your benefit. Come and let us learn of each other. IX. There will also be a meeting of the Board of Directors at Department Headquarters, established at Arcade Hotel, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2:30 p. m., for the purpose of electing a new Council of Adminis tration, according to decision of Third National Convention. Corps Presidents are requested to report to theso Headquarters immediately the number of members expected in attendance, in order that comfortable entertainment may be secured. By command of Lottie L. Myeks, Department President. Sarah M. E. Battels, Department Secretary. Isaac P. Eulo Eeliof Corps, No. 69, Tiffeny, took a substantial benefit on a recent evening, from which thoy realized handsomely for thoir relief fund. They were serenaded by tho Bloomville, Fostoria and Green Springs Bauds, and wero the recipients of many favors from citizeus of all classes. Commenting upon an excursion to Detroit, given by tho Eelief Corps, and from which they realized upwards of a hundred dollars, tho Defiance (O.) Express says: Tho Relief Corps is a noble association, and de serves the euccesj they attained with their Detroit La Ai j excursion. They have rendered much needed a sistancc toTworthy families sinco they organized,, as their records will show. Napoleon, O., is to have a grand Eennion and Campfiro of tho old soldiers and families1 Aug. 27, 1835, at the headquarters of O. P. Eandall Post, No. 211, G.A.E. Tho Woman's Eelief Corps have been called upon to assist. At the annual meeting, August 12th, of the soldiers and sailors of Seneca County the Ee lief Corps of Tiffin will prepare the dinner, by request of the Grand Army. DEPARTMENT OP WASHINGTON TERRITORY. The following excellent order reaches ns from Mrs. Kcnyon, President of the Provisional De partment of Washington Territory, and one of tho first and bestworkcrs in that far off country: Headquarters Provisional Department Wash ington Territory, W.R.C., auxiliary to ths G.A.R. Seattle, W. T., July 10, 1SS5. General Order No. 1. I. Having been appointed to the office of Pro visional President of the Department of Washing ton Territory, I assume the duties of the office deeply feeling the obligations of the position and the great honor conferred upon me. I earnestly invite the friendly assistance of eacb Post having no auxiliary, in taking steps to secure one immediately; assuring them they will find a b.ind of loyal ladies a valuable assistance at ou tlines in furtherance of the objects of the G.A.R. To Posts desiring to form nn auxiliary I will send full instructions upon application, and blank ap plications for charter, which must be signed by at least ten loyal women nnd indorsed by Post Com--niander and returned, with 5 as charter fee, Ux these headquarters. H. Headquarters of the Department will be at Seattle. W. T., and all communications must be so addressed. III. The following appointments are hereby an nounced: Provisional Department Secretary Mrs. Helen Burke, Stevens Corps. Provisional Department Treasurer Mrs. Mary E. Spaulding. Stevens Corps. Chief Institutingand Installing Officer Mrs. Lou M. Sahm, Custer Corps. Chaplain Mrs. Lou E. Sampson, Custer Cbrps They will be respected nnd obeyed accordingly. IV. Thanks arc due A. M. Brookes, Department Commander, G.A.R., for courtesies extended and? help rendered. Viola A. Kenton, Provisional Presidents Helen Burke, Provisional Secretary. Comrade Wm. H. Smith, of Niles, (who neg lects to name his State,) writes us that the Posi of which ho is a member has passed a resolu tion to organize a Eelief Corps. Frank Graves1 Post, No. 64, is in good shape, holding aDoufc $700 worth of property, consisting of a stager scenery, chairs, and equipments. They are oufr of debt, having celebrated their emancipation npon.a recent occasion in true soldier style. A. reception was tendered Gen. Henry A. Morrow, a former comrade, who, with his wife, stopped over for a visit at his old home, while on hia return from Portland Encampment. A warm welcome was extended by Commander Daniel Shechan, to which Gen. Morrow made a sol dierly response. Mayor Babcock and the City Council called to pay their respects. Col. Kel logg, Bev. I. E. A. Wightman, Eev. C. C. Yate, and Geo. REdward3 were among the speakers. When the time came for Gen. Morrow's depart ure, Graves Post, headed by the Eoyal Arca num Band, went with him and wife to the de pot, where they went direct to his post of duty at Sidney Barracks, Neb., 400 miles west of Omaha. "WHO ARE SOLDIERS' WIDOWS? Vermont Corps: 1. All soldiers and their families should bo looked after by the Woman's Eelief Corps according to their ability to ren der them assistance. Members of the Grand Army and their families are naturally entitled to the first consideration of the Eelief Corps, which is an auxiliary of the Grand Army. 2. Soldiers' wives, left widows, aro soldiers' wid ows, whether married before the war, during the war, or since the war. Just as a soldier's child is a soldier's orphan when the father dies, even though ho is a babe, new born. 3p Each Corps is the judge of who is most entitled to relief. If means are limited, let those who are the most needy, or most worthy, receive the promptest aid. , ALL ALONG THE LINE. Comrade J. J. Fitzgcrrcll, Department Com mander of New Mexico, favors us with a copy of his address at the unvailingof the Kit Car son Monument, Las Veas, on Memorial Day, printed in neat pamphlet form. Members of the Eelief Corps will be inter ested in knowing that Comrade George W. Vrooman, of Toledo, the newly-elected Presi dent of tho Ohio Prisoners of War Association, is the junior member of the veteran firm of Montgomery & Vrooman, official printers for tho Woman's Eelief Corps the pastyear. George was a printer boy in Wanseon, 0.,in those days, in an office owned by Gen. Sherwood, and was a sort of protege of Mrs. Sherwood, since Na tional President, who naturally rejoices in his success. Heenlistcd when 16 in the 100th Ohio, Col. Slevin's regiment, and was captured at Limestone Station, East Tenn., Sept. 8, lS63,by " Mudwall " Jackson's command. It was at the beginning of the siege of Knoxville, and Gen. Burnside had ordered a battalion of the 100th. Ohio, under Maj. E. L. Hayes, to make a feint against tho enemy, and they were, of course, gobbled up. George was eight months in prison, dividing his titno between Lynchburg, Libby, Castle Thunder aud Belle Island. He is a highly respected citizen, and in his profession has no superiors. The Junior Tice-Prcsidcnt. Veteran's Advocate. The National Convention showed their good senso in electing Mrs. Adaline P. Kent, of Portsmouth, as Junior Vice-President. Mrs. Kent is tho wife of Comrade J. Horace Kent, and sho is held in high esteem by all who know her. She is Department President of the N. H. Woman's Eelief Corps, and President of Corps 6, Portsmouth, of which she was one of the organizers. Sho is well able to fill the place, being a woman of extraordinary intelli gence, great executive ability and very easy and pleasant in her manners and address, and it may be set down as a moral certainty that if she will accept she will in tLe not very distant; future make a most acceptable National Presi dent of this excellent charitable auxiliary of the Grand Army of the Bepublic A Monument to the Blue and Gray. Atlanta, Ga., laid the cornor-stone of a sol dier's monument on Tuesday last, which is to be 180 feet in hight and cost $100,000. Near the base of the column, in niches, will be statues of Grant. Lee, Johnston and Sherman. Near the top of the column will betw6soldiers, the blue and tho gray, clasping hands, and at the top of the column, standing on a globe, will be the Goddess of Liberty. Many of the stones to be used in the construction of the pedestal are to be contributed by the various G.A.E. Posts and war associations of the coun try, and some of them are expected to be fur nished by the General Government. lie Doesn't Think Arkansas a Desirable Home for Soldiers. To the Editor: In your is3uo of May 14 is a letter from C. W. Harrington, advising comrades to go to Northwest Arkansas and take homesteads. Comrado Harrington may be honest in what he says, but he is surely badly mistaken in the needs of comrades. There is a vast amount of land subject to homestead entry in tho northern 'Counties of Arkansas and the southern Counties of Missouri, but all that is really desirable for homes was taken up years ago. A comrade who has just returned from the country alluded to tells md a number of com rades have taken theirall and gone to Arkansas on the strength of Comrado Harrington's let tor, with tho expectation of findinggood homes, only to bo disappointed. There is undoubtedly vast wealth hidden in those mountains, but the old soldier with but little money, and. whoso health was shattered in his country's service, is not the man to de velop that wealth. Having spent between two and three months in those mountains! think I know whereof I speak. Comrades, don't take your families there until you have thoroughly investigated the matter. As a health resort the country spoken of has no superior, and if you have plenty of uoney to spare yon could not do better than to spend two or three of the hot months of the year at some of the springs, drinking tho pure water and breathing the mountain air. A Comrade of the G.A.E., Lamar, Mo. Ayers Pills take the lead of all aperients and purgatives. Their action is gentle, searching, and thorough. The picture oPGen. Grant published by E. B. Treat of New York, was submitted to him during his illness, and he affixed his signature to it. The artist received the following note relative to it: The pictures just received, for which I thank you very mucb. Father will sign them to-day. I think them very good, F. D. GlUHT. To ilr. Bierstadt, June 10, 18S5. - - v .... . -" -- w r ' -SfaAJ ' . n v. . "