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THE TfAHOML TRIBTOE;' WASHINGTON. P.. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1. 1894.'
S THE GRAND ARIfY. - What is Being Done by Hie Yelerans for Hie Good of the Order. CHICAGO'S RECEPTICvN. Tosts and Corps or tho Windy City ISnter- tain Commamlcr-Iti-Cliier Janvier ami Oill- cors of the Allied Orders. Tho red letter event in Grand Array and Woman's Relief Corps circles this month was the reception tendered by the Corps of Chicago and Cook County to tho Commander-in-Chief of tho Grand Army of tho Republic, Comrade Thomas G. Lawler, of Rock ford, and the Na tional President of tho Woman's Relief Corps, Emmafi. Wallace, of Chicago. The reception was held in the spacious parlors of the Grand Pacific Hotel, Wednesday even ing, Oct 17, from S until 11 o'clock. The par lors were elaborately decorated, with red, white, and blue bunting festooned as a background, Tt-hile hero and there tho Stars and Stripes, large and small, met the eyo, and attracted the attention of every patriotic heart. From the glass chandeliers tho Stiipos waved and flut tered in tho glimmering light, and the Stars looked down upon heads gray with ago, and fact's wrinkled by time, of the men who only a few years ago were young and strong, bravo and" trne iu battles fought for one country and ono flag. Under theso same flags were women who gave their hearts to tho boys in blue and tho old flag 30 or more ycnr ago; maidens fair, who lovo tho same vcierans, and youug men whose fathers wore the blue, and whose own lovo of home and country is as true as that of their sires; and there were loyal men and women, too, who, though they bore no kindred ship to the heroes ot that glorious past, delight in every act? of their lives to honor true valor and meritorious service by their esteem and companionship. Airs. Flo. Jamison Miller; De partment Pu'sulent, on behalf of the Woman's Belief Corps delivered the address of welcome, and Comrade E. A. Kecler. Senior Vice Depart ment Commander, performed like duty in be halfof tho Grand Army. Commander-in-Chief T.G. Lawler and National PiesidentMrs. Emma B Wallace responded for their respective or ganizations. Short addresses were made by Past Commander-in-Chief Rohcit B. Heath, of Philadelphia, and A. G. Woisseit, of Mil waukee; Surg.-Gen. O. W. Weeks, of Marion, O., and Mrs. .Margaret Ray Wickius, Past Na tional President. Other prominent and distinguished guests were presentas follows: Adj't-Gen. C. C. Jones, Q.-M.-Gen. J. W. Burst, Ass't Adj't-Gen. J. L. Bennett, Past Department Commander Smith, of Iowa; Ass't Adj't-Gen. Talmadge, of Wis consin; Past Adj't-Gen. E. B. Gray, of Mil waukee; Past Department Commanders E. D. Swain, L. T. DickasMii, W. L. Distin, of Illinois; Department Commander H. H. McDowell and Ass't Adj't-Gen. F. W. Spink, of tho Illinois Department; National Secretary Miss Jennie! Bross, Department Secretary Miss Jamieson, I Past Department President Mrs. Julia G. Sine, Department I reasurer Mrs. Mary K McCauloy, Illinois Woman's Belief Corps, and John A. Walters, Scuior Vice Commander Illinois Divis ion Sons of Veterans. Comrade H. S. Deitrich. member of the Ex ecutive Committee, National Council of Ad ministration, as Master of Ceremonies, intro duced the speaker of the evening in pleasant remarks rep:etc with patriotic sentiment, and later presented to the distinguished guests tho vast assembly, one by one, as in single file they passed by. The handclasp of new acquaint ance, the hearty shake of old friends and com rades was given and returned. Veterans of the 19th ill., the regiment in which Comrado Lawler spent three years of his young in il bood, were present in uniform, and greeted their old comrade with the old regimental yell of "seven and a tiger." Luter they gave Na tional President Mrs. Wallace the compliment of the "seven and a ti:er" test of their vocal accomplishment acquired at tho front. Following the addresses and handshaking Patti Henri, the accomplished soprano, sang two songs, Comrade Harry P. Keily recited tho "Dandy Fifth " and Miss Fanny Brown, of John Brown Corps, recited "Barbara Freitchie." The veterans -anc the old war songs aud en joyed themselves most thoroughly. Letters and telegrams of regret were received from Past Commander-in-Chief "Jack " Adams, Lucius Fairchild, Paul Vandervoort, R. A. Alger, S. S. Burdett, Past National Presidents Kate B. Sherwood, E. Florence Barker, Sarah E. Fuller, aud other National aad Department officers. The Committee of Arrangements having tho recep:iou in charce, representing Department officials. Aids and Corps Presidents, were: Mrs. IT. II. Kyle. Chairman; Mrs. Anna S. Smith, Secretary; Mrs. Elizabeth Morse, Treasurer. COL. JOHN W. BURST, The Kew Quartermaster-General of the Grand Army f the Republic Comrade John W. Bnrst, or "Jack," as he is most likely to be called by his intimates, is one of the best known aud loved of the comrades of tho Order. He enlisted at the first call in 18G1, when the merest stripling, in Co. D, 15th 111., but was so broken down by the hard service he saw that he had to be discharged the following Fall on account of disability. He recovered his health in tho course of a fvxr months, and in the Fall of 1862 re-enlisted in Co. C. 105th 111. His soldiership brought him rapid pro motion in this regiment. He soon became a Sergeant, and then in succession Second Lieu tenant, First Lieutenant, and Captain. He eerved with his regiment continuously until disabled by tho lobs of a leg at the battle of New Hope Church, on tho Atlanta campaign. Col. John W. Boest. Ho was one of tho earliest to join the G.A.R-. having been mustered into Ransom Post, Chi cago, in 1866. Ho was transferred to tho Post at Sycamore, 111., in 1874. and was its Com Blander for several years. He was vory active in building up the Order in Illiuois, and, be sides holding many subordinate positions, was Senior Vice Commander and Commander of the Department. Ho served for several years on the G.A.R. National Peusiou Committee, aud did effective work in the formulation and pas sage of the Disability Bill. His appointment by Commander-in-Chiof Lawler as Quartcr-xaaster-Gencral mot the enthusiastic approval of thousands of personal friends among the comrades. DEPARTMENT NEWS. CALIFORNIA. Phil Sheridan Post, 7, San Jose, at its last meeting passed resolutions on tno death of llaj.-Gen. George Stonemnn. Copies of the reso lutions were sent to tho family of the deceased. KENTUCKY. Edwin Forbes. Commander of Post 11, Fords v'le. Ky., aud Aid-de-Cainp to the Commandor-in-Chiof, writes us that steps should be taken to farnibh at a nominal price, within the reach of every comrade and citizen, lifelike portraits of Maj. B. F. Stephenson and all Past Cotn-manders-Iu-Chicf of tho Grand Army of the Bepublic. He thinks no G.A.R., W.R.C., or S. of V. rooms should be without this eot of portraits. NEW YORK. At tho mootlng-of Boldon Post, 342, Etchford, thy, other ovening, six Lacy brothers wcro present, all members of tho Post. Anothor , brother died a year or two aco. Besides theso seven brothers, a brother-in-law served in tho jlaW war. All fete good soldiers. ( . f i H fee? STtv jggj FLORIDA. David Lo Boy Way, Department Com mander of Florida, was born in tho State of Ohio. When tho war broko oat Commander Way was engaged in tho nowspapor business. He entered the sorvico as a private in tbe 79th Ohio, and at the closo of tho conflict hold a, commission as Captain. After tho war lie re turned to his nativo &nto, and again entered iltl!SJltl Wtfjg. Davii Lk Roy Way. jonrnalism. In 1875 ho bought tho South Florida Journal, and was editor and proprietor of that papr until 1882, when ho entered tho banking business, in which he is now engaged. Ho has always been very active in Grand Army circles, and at the last Department Encamp ment was chosen Commander. GEORGIA. Department Commander C. T. Watson, of Georgia, has an enviable war rccoid, having enterei! tho service at tho beginning of the con flict and served almost conti mously until July, 1R57. Ho enlisted as a private in Co. A, 3d Me., June 4, lnfil. Shortly after his enlistment ho was commissioned First Lieutenant, and on June 20. Ife'fi2, was appointed Quartermaster of his regiment. On Juno 25, le(M, he was mus tered out on account of crpsration of his terra of enlistment. In August of the same year ho re-enlisted; was made Captain, and acted as Assistant Quartermaster. In ISGtf ho was bre vet ted Major, and on July 17, 1SG7, ho was honorably discharged. Commander Waton has been connected with the G.A.R. since 1S70, when he was mustered into the Order at Savannah. Ho commanded the Post at that place until 1S73, when it was disbanded. In 1S&1, when O. M. Mitchel Post was organized, he became a charter member, and has held many otliccs in tho Post. Commander Watson ha. been Aid-dc-Camp on tho staff of tho Comimiiidcr-in-Cbiof, niena- C. T. Watson. her of the Council of Administration. Junior Vice Commander, and at ihe last Encampment of the Department was chosen Commander by a unanimous vote. MASSACHUSETTS. W. H. Smart Post, Cambridceprrt, celebrated its 27th anniversary on the evening of the 27th by an open meeting, to which all patriotic organizations were invited. Past Department Commander George S. Evans presided, and patriotic remarks uere made by Judgo Advocate-Gen. Edgar R. Chnmpiiu, Department Com mander Wetherbee, President John G. Thoro good, of the Board of Aldermen; Rtv. Alexan der Blackburn, Rev. George W. Bickncll, and others. RHODE ISLAND. At a meeting of tho Conncil of Administra tion, Oct. 13. 1SSM. the following officers were elected: S. V. G, Daniel R. Ballon, Post 12, to fill vacancy caused by resignation; J. V. C, Wm. E. Stone, Post 10, vico Daniel R. Ballou, promoted. DAUGHTERS OF VETERANS. Ileadquurters Established Roster 'Saw O Ulcers. of tho Wokcksteii, Mass., Oct. 6, 1694. General Order No. 1. At the fifth annual Convention, held at Pitts burg, Pa., Sept. 11, 12 and 13, tho following offi cers were elected : Pres.. Ellen M. Walker, Worcester, Ma".; S. V.-P., Anna Sell mid, St. Louis, Mo.; J.V.-P., Gladys C. Foster, Hiawatha, Kan.; Treas., Ida J. Allen. Newton ville, Mas.; Chap., Levo Stev iiis, Massillon, O.; Inspector, Addio A. York, Somerville. Ma's.; Sec, Lizzie Kimball. Fitch burg, Mass.; Financial Sec. Lizzi E. Mclntire, Charlestowu, Mans.; Mustering Officer, Anna Roberts, Connellsville, Ind. Trustees Annie Moore, Binghamton, N. Y.: Minnie Prescott, Alliance, O.; Nellio King, Massillon, O.; Cora Pike. South Boston, Mass.; R. Evelyn Monroe, Worcester. Mar.?.; Guard, Celia Perry, Punxsu tawney. Pa.; Inner Gnaid, Lillian Guulock, Chicago, III.; Musician, Cora Adamson, Somer ville, Muss. National Headquarters aro hereby estab lished at Worcester. MaBS. 1. New Constitutions are now ready, and it is hoped every member will provide herself with one. 2. A new National password will be sent out to all Department Tents not in arrearB. 3. Password will be given to members by President only. I wish to thank my associates for bestowing on inn the highest honors in their power, that of National President, and I ask the co-operation of every Daughter of Veteran in carrying on the work for which wo are handed together. By oider of Eli.kk M.Walkkk, National President. Ljzzik Kimuali., National Secretary. A Flue IMeco of" Work. Germain Mottcrttich Post. No. 122. Depart ment of New York, has gotten out a remark ably fine memorial to commemorate the uu vailingof the Post's monument in the Lutheran Cemetery at Middle Village, L. I. It contains a history of tho Post, a sketch of tho life, of tlm .'.gallant officer for whom it is named, and some general matter breathing tho loftiest patriotism aud devotion -to the country for which the comrades fotighc All this is written in strong, elegant German, and tho pamphlet is well illustrated with portiaits, etc. It is an unusually creditable performance by our Ger man comrades, who, by the way, always ac quitted themselves well, whether in battle or in camp. Union Veterans' Union. Tho sixth annual Encampment of the New York Department opened at Geneva, Oct. 16, with an attendance of about 140 Aids and del egates. The address of welcome was delivered by G. F. Ditmars. This resolution was adopted : Kctolved, That the Department of the Slate of New York of ihc Union Veterans' Union recom metxlH llmt its Precinct Commands be put on an equal footing with the G-.A.It. Poti of the State of Kew York, concerning the iipproprijiilona donated by the Slate authority toward needy vclerum of tho late war. The election of officers resulted: Department Com., Gen. Charles E. Forrest, of New Ynrlr City; First Deputy Com.7 Col. A. G. Hunt. Albion; Second Deputy. Col. John Edwards, Waterloo; Ass't Surg.-Gen., Andrew P. Smith, Waterloo ; Chap., J. P. Henry, Rochester. The following Executive Committeo was chosen: William Collins, a I). Richardson, T. S. Bailey, G. B. Riddle, Isaac Bevier. H. H. Jones. Austin Mead, C. 11. Brooks, aud Thomas Stritch. - - Tho Opium Habit. Few persons have displayed inoro energy In tho fleld of public reforms limn Dr. J. L. Stephens, of Lebanon. Ohio. Much of his time ha been spent In lecturing grattiitouhly on the Hulijcct of tho Opium ami Morphine Habit, endeavoring to nronse public appreciation to the extent of the in faery which this habit in canning: throughout the country And in our letlslative councils, loo, his volco baa been heard in the ndvooicy of enactments calcu iMtcd to legally rcculate the Indltcrimlnnto admin istration of both intoxicating liquors and narcotlo druB. His advertisement tppcars elsewhero in this paper, and he In highly Indorsed both at homo mid abroad. wji 'W,t t o- yviix w wk 7.4. " Mfcy, THE RELIEF CORPS, Gleanings from National Headquar ters Notes from Departments. NATIONAL RELIEF CORPS HOME. Improvements nnl Changes Ordered at the Recent Sleeting of the Hoard. At tho annual meeting of the Board of Trustees of tho National Reliof Corps Homo, following National Convention, all members in attendance, also tho members ex-officio, tho following changes and improvements were ordered, as reported by Pluma L. Cowlcs, Sec retary: That tho oflicors of tho Homo shall hereafter bo known as Superintendent aud Assistant Superintendent. That tho oricinal Seminary building bo named tbe Wittcnmyer Cottage. It is now open for the reception of inmates. Eliza Pratt, Ma tron, iu charge The frame building is fitted up fora hospital. Laura Jackson, nurse, iu chargo. Four of the sick havo been removed to it. An arcade will be built at onco connecting the Ohio and Witteiunvcr Cottages, that all inmates may go to ono general dining-room in the Ohio Cottage. Tho purchaso of the necessary land having been made, tho sewerage of tho Ohio Cottage will bo extended 150 leet north of the present tormitius under the direction and by request of tho Board and Dr. C. O. Probst, Secretary Ohio State Board of Health. Enouuh land will be purchased to double tho size of the present Home lot iu tho cemetery, the wholo to be suitably fitted up. Tho Homo Board formally accepted the gift of a lot in Port Orange, Fla. This generous and beautiful gift was made by Mrs. H. E. S. Daniels, formerly an Army Nurse. There aro now 37 inmates in tho Home, with four others soon to arrive. As the cold weather approaches a large iiHmber of applications aro pending. Lois E. Plimpton, the accomplished daughter of Hannah R. Plimpton, Superintendent, is engaged as tho Assistant Superintendent, in place of Matt io E. Maynard, resigned. Under tho present efficient officers and helpers tho National W.R.C. Homo begins another year well established, and with very bright prospects. Word is received that Mrs. Ann Snyder, sol dier's widow, inmate of the Homo from Bloom field, N. J., while on a visit to her former home, suffered a fall, from the effects of which sho died Sept. 12, 1SD4. Tho Woman's Relief Corps of Bloom field gave her an honored burial.- Her husband was hostler for Gen. U. S. Grant during tho war. supkkintkndknt's kkpokt. From Superintendent Hannah R, Plimpton, of the National Relief Corps Home, wo have the following: Thtougli tho kind thoughtfulness of Kate B. Sherwood a barrel of beautiful conch shells was sent tho Homo by Mrs. T. A. Warner, of Jack sonville, Fla. Stanley W.R.C., 284, of Forest, O., has kindly remembered the Homo by sending a box of canned fruit, also a substantial gift for the benefit of Grandma Brown, an inmate of tho Home sent from their town. Gertrude B. Williams, of Norwalk, O., Past Department Chaplain, stopped off between trains to visit tho Home. She expressed her self as very much pleased with the arrange ments and management of tho place, and es pecially of the hospital. At tho closo of tho W.R.C. Convention at Pitts burg many members of our Order stopped at Madisou, O., to visit tho National W.R.C. Home, which proved a haven of rest after the excite ment ot the previous week. Those who honored tho Home with their presence were-Past Na tional Presidents Charity Rusk Craig, Annie Wittonmyer, Mary Soars Mcllonry, Margaret R. Wickius and Sarah C. Mink; Past National Secrotary Sarah E. Phillip?, National President Emma R. Wallace, National Secretary Jennie Brons. National Treasurer Armiila A. Cheney, members of Home Board Emma B. Lowd aud Pluma L. Cowles, Department President of Massachusetts Clare Burleigh, Department Presidentof Maine Ella Jordan Mason, Depart ment Secretary of Maine Addio V. Grant, Past Department President of Wisconsin Caroline If. Bell, Lydia McArthur and Janette M. Greene, of- Maine; Sarah M. Alvord, of New York ; Harriette L. Reed, of Massachusetts, and Comrades Joseph T. Mason and J. L. Merrick, Assistaut Adjutant-General Department of Maine. DT5PABTMESX GLEANINGS. Patriotism and tho Flag, District Conven tions, and AH Along tho Line. SDPEKINTBNDKNT HJM.S AND THK FLAG. Deab Tribune: Helen A. Hobbs, Phil Kearny, No. 4, Yankton, was Chairman of a committee instructed to visit the Teachers' Institute of that County to introduce tho Flag Salute. County Superintendent Hills was much in terested in the movement. He had 1,000 copies of the Manuel of the Flag Salute printed and distributed among the teachers. Mrs. Hobbs gave the salute before the class. Superintendent Hills said in his instructions: "I insit upon this salute being given through out this County." Phil Kearny W.R.C. voted thanks to the Superintendent for his interest in and loyalty to tho W.R.C. Carrie M. Cleveland, Department Cf -responding Secretary, Esmond, S. D. PATRIOTIC BANNERS. It may not be generally known that Capt. Wallace Foster, of Indianapolis, owned tho beautiful banners which wero displayed on tho platform at 12th National Convention, and transported them to and from Pittsburg at his own cxpeuao. The display consisted of a blue silk banner, on which wero tho words, "Teach Patriotism iu tho Public Schools"; a white banner. " Wo give our Heads and our Hearts to God and our Country"; a yellow banner, "One Country, Ono Language, Ono Flag." In addition to these was a largo silk Hag and two large ahu'ld.o, in which wero grouped tho different Army Corps Hags. Capt. Foster received a vote of thanks trom Convention for his display and interest in tho patriotic program. "MOTHER" RANSOM'S TnANKS. Eleanor C. Ransom, better known as "Moth er" llnnsom, the Army Nurse, sustained severe injuries from a fall, following National Conven tion, aud spent somo time in tho City Hospital, Zincsviilc, O., Isabella T. Bagley, Secretary. "Mother" Ransom write. from Richmond, Ind., thanking tho management of that excel lent institution for tho caro aud attention given her. "Mother" Ransom was tho first Superintend entof the Home for Friendless Women atZanes ville, of which tho hospital is an outgrowth. Her hosts of frionds will be glad to learn that her "bread cast upon tho water" was returned to her "after many days." MINNESOTA DISTRICT CONVENTION. The annual Convention of District No. 1, De partment of Minnesota, was held at Rochester; address of welcome by Mrs. M. A. Woodbridgo, response by Mrs. Lathrop.of Zuinbrota. Seven teen Corps wore represented. Tho morning session was given up to reports, and after lunch District President A. D. Jones, of Chatfield, delivered an able address, iu which she held that tho duties of tho Reliof Corps were, first, to tho veterans, then to themselves, morally, socially and intellectually. President Jones was re-elected to tho position she has filled so ably. In tho evening there was a stirring Campfiro aud a dauco. HUNGRY LITTLE ONES IN LUCK. Dear Tribune: Corps 10, Fall River, Mass., recently carried out a program of work, under tho maiinKement of their Executivo Committeo, Mary G. Dcaue, Chairman, of which they may well feel proud. Tho Bristol County G.A.R. Association held its quarterly Convention with Post4fi. to tvhinh Corps 10G is auxiliary; they, being invited by tho Post to assist iu outortaiuing, furnished tho dinner. On account of tho storm, many woro pro voutcd from coming; henco, after tho guests woro served, tho doois wcro oponed, and 200 of tho poor children of the city were invited in aud feasted. It was a sight that could not holp stirring ouo's sympathies. Though many of thorn wero ragged and far from clean, their faces bright ened with appreciation as thoy devoured tho food before them. Ono littlo follow said: "Sav. missus, bow J many days aro ye going to keep this up?" "It is an ill wind tu"atblows no good," and bad it riot been for A tho inclemont woather, these littlo half-famiiiicd waifs would havo missed a good meal. y. Uattlo A. Bray. DEPAimtpNT OF OHIO. Two fino gonornl orders havo just bcon pro mulgated by Department Prosident Sarah D. Winans, of Ohio. Tho first announces tho action of Department Convention in calling for ono cont n memhor from every Corps to assist such girl graduates of tho Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Home, through at 1G, as aro scok ing a highor education iu our schools aud col leges. Also, tho appointment of n Committeo on Patriotic Instruction in Onr Public Schools, embracing S. Alice Richardson, Toledo; Lydia E. Fuitz, Cincinnati; Laura K. Fraunfoltcr, Akron; Winnie B. Eogors. Clovoland ; Hannah Maxon, Gallipolis; Ella Lee, Piqua; Lizzio G. Carpenter, Columbus. Tho committeo is in structed as follows: "It shall bo tho duty of this committeo to visit School Boards and enlist their co-operation in such instruction in our public schools as tho study of the Constitution of tho United States, by which knowledge each child shall bo prepared to wisely discharge tho duties of citizenship: by securinc the presence ot an American flag on ovory schoolhouso and in every schoolroom, and tho instruction of tho children as to its history, its emblematic sig nificance, and, by tho flag salute, a rovorouco for it. "With a constant immigration of foreign elements, knowing nothing of republican in stitutions, it is absolutely necessary that our public schools should provo a mighty factor iu preparing tho youth for citizenship and incul cating a spirit of patriotism and a roverenco for the flag." Donations to the Ohio Soldiers and Sailors' Homo, Sandusky, aro roported from tho follow ing: A. S. Brown Corps, invalid chair, $-25; Lizzie C. Stockton, office clock; Given Corps, hospital supplies; McMeens Corps, 45 chair cushions; Vance. Low Bowker, Hamlin, Losttro and Van Duvcor Corps, hospital supplies; Forest City Corps, invalid chair; Kurd Corps, cushions. Approximate value, cxclusivo of clock, $114.03. The partial recovery of Department Secre tary Hannah M. Gahagan, who sustained a serious accident at Pittsburg, breaking both bonos of her right wrist, is announced. Tho return to health of this most useful officer and devoted member of tho W.R.C. will be joyfully hailed by all her associates. Tho second General Order is a Christmas call, with appropriate embellisments, and asks for 10 coots a member from each member of tho W.R.C. to purchase Christmas gifts for tho children at tho Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphans' Home. Committee to purchase and distribute, Sophia Biedinger, Cincinnati ; Ruversa Wildor, Colum bus; NiinnioC. Martin, Xenia; AdoliaE. Galla gher, Urbana; Marietta Moulton, Lima. Tho following is the appeal: bisters, 92o of our children aro housed at tho Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphans' Home, and havo long sinco learned to turn with wistful eyes and expectant hearts to the noble W.R.C. of Ohio as tho Christmas season approaches. Not onre, in tho years past, havo they been disappointed. Their faith in us knows no bounds, and wo come to you, in their stead, pleading that oven iu this year, which has so sorely tried many souls, that wo reward tho confidence of these children. Certainly wo can teach our children at homo lessons of patriotism no, more practically than to ask them to share 'with these little ones at Xnia in tho preparation for Christmas. Every mother who presents to her owu children the claims of these soldiers' children, bereft of tho daily and hourly overshadowing of a mother's care, save as it is giVeh by tho matrons of the Home, will bo caused to rejoice as sho finds her children's response liearty and sympathetic. Remember tho children of those who in battle Stood fust for the InnI thatonr forefather' won Who fought at their post 'in id the cannon's death rattle, J And laurelled the bhtinor that floats in the sun ; And whilst the glad bcllq'of our Christmas are keening ' .. The day that Is Hacred oifhtlltop and sen, O think of the cliiliirtin whose fathers are sleeping In Blue the last sleep of tho bravo and the free. Remember the orphans, the wards of the Nation, BriiiK Kindness to henrts that in sorrow must dwell; Their fiilhers between ut and death's desolation, Like heroes Blood firm in tlie brake and the dell ; Dear children of heroes I they thrill at the Htory Of Liberty's t-trugi;lc on mountain and wave: They worship the Stars 'aiid the Stripes of "Old Glory." They're proud to be children of those who were brave. We love them, the orphans of those who are sleep Int; 'Neath lily and rose, and by cedar and thorn; Above them the angels of Heaven are keeping Their watch till the birth of the beatiful morn; Then, come with thy mite for the orphan; re member The dear little ones on whom sorrow ha pmil'd ; O think of them all whilst the bells of December Are telling the story of Bethlehem'u Child. r In every community there arc soldiers' fami lies who scarcoly fight tho gaunt wolf of hunger from their doors. Letus reach out helping hands to them, and by tho memory of a Christmas niado joyous by onr efforts, lighten tho bur dens of weary days to cotno. INDIANA DISTRICT CONVENTION. Tho Department of Indiana, W.R.C., is di vided into districts, according to tho numerical strength of tho Corps, and a District Conven tion is held annually in each. Tho Convention of District No. 8, composed of Marion, Hancock and Hendricks Counties, has just been held at Chapman Hall, Indian apolis, and passed off successfully, Ella D. Zinn, District President, iu tho chair. Prosident Miller, of George H. Chapman Corps, called tho meeting to order, and intro duced tho presiding officer. Past District President Rachel C. Kcnyon led tho dovotional exorcises, all joining iu singing "America." After tho organization of Convention aud ap pointment of committees, President Miller, on behalf of George H. Chapman Corps; Presi dent Ross, of Georgo II. Thomas Corps, and President Taylor, of Maj. Robert Anderson Corps, made welcoming addresses, responded to by Mesdames Hulls and Dawson, of Jessie Og den and Perryville Corp3. The reports of tho Corps Presidents tnndo a magnificent showing of relief to unfortunate comrades and their dependents, visits of sym pathy and condolence to tho sick and afilictcd, and of the ways and means employed to fill the coffers of the treasury. Department President Nellio Ransford was introduced and received with liearty greetings, and assisted by her presence and advice in many ways to make a session of profit to all. Department Treasurer Booth, Dopartment Secretary Ilouck. Past Dopaitnient Presidents Hitt, Caylor, McBrido, and Conklin wero pres ent, and oxtonded tho usual groetiugs. Presi dent Medsker, of tho Sixth District, was given a place on tho platform. Noon lunch wassorved to about 300 dolegates and visitors by tho entertaining Corps of In dianapolis. In tho afternoon Chapman Corps gave a creditable exemplification of the ritual. Mesdames Perry, of Gooillaud, and Waugh. of Tipton, made pleasant remarks. Tho following resolution ON PATRIOTIC, TEACHING was adopted by tho, Con volition, as an expres sion of their great futercst in tho movement, and their determination to mako it of vital importance to the schoolsfof tho State: J'csolvcd, Tlint wo npprove what has been dono by the Committee on Patriotic Salute, and would recommend that flaid committee would visit tho School Board and urgu them to co-operatu with them, mid if necessary "mako it iv law for tho Pat riotic Salute to be a pjirt of tho opening exercise. An invitation was accepted from Saniue L'l Dunbar Corps, of Greenfield, to hold tho Di trict Convention of 189.1 thoro. ,iir "1 its Thanks wero extended Chapman Hail for use of hall, and to all tho city Corps for enter tainment; also, to Ella D. Zinn for her success ful efforts in arranging an instructive aud pleasant Con volition, and to-Secrolary Neiman for valuable services. President Zinn. in turn, thanked the Secretary aud all who had aided her in Convention. In tho evening thero was a grand W.R.C. Campfire. comrades of tjie G.A.R. in attendance and participating in tho program. There was vocal and instrumental music, addresses, origi nal papers, and recitations, among the speakers being Department President Ransford and Past Department President Conklin, whoso theme was "Patriotic Teaching." FUEE TO INVALID I.ADIES. A safe, si in pi o homo treatment that cured me aftor yoars of suffering with utnrinn fmnhlra displacomonts, loucorrhcea, otc,, sont free to lyffEylitsurvivors of tho 121st N.Y. held janies witn full Instructions how to use It. Ad- T . ress Mrs. D. L,. Orme, South Bond, Iud. REUNIONS, Meetings and Oilier Matters Pertaining to Various Organizations. NDIANA. At tho Konnion of tho 3Cth Inn., held in Wapponco, theso officers woro chosen: Pres., CaTrfc-Jr-B. White; Sec.J. MQlslwitte. About ec.,.J MOJtljvme. About in attendance. Col. C. A. been quite prominent in 130 comrades woro 1: Zollinger, who had tho Association, was greatly missed at tho Campfirc. Ho died in 1893. After tho pnrado tho lino formed in front of tho grandstand in closo order by Posts. Rov. G. A. House, pa3tor of tho Lnndisburg Beformed Charge, dclivorod a well-timed and hearty address of welcome, lion. L. E. Atkinson, an old soldior, was then introduced, and addressed tho veterans in a speech that will not bo soon forgotten. Tho oration was delivered with patriotic fervor. Col. F. B. Spcaknian, 133d Pa., addressed his old comrades, dwelling on the organization of his old regiment, the 133d. At tho conclusion of his address the great crowd dispersed. flOWA. f All comrades agree that tho Rvmnion of tho 3.id Iowa at Oskaloosa Oct. 2, 3 and 4, was tho best tho rcuiment over held. On tho morning of tho 2d tho old veterans came in on all trains in goodly numbers, and wero met at tho sta tions by tho local officers and comrades, with Co. F, Iowa N. G., as an escort of honor. Tho boys wcro entertained in the homes of tho resi dent comrades and friends in tho city. Tho first day was spent in renewing old acquaint anceship. At 5 o'clock thoro wa3 a dress parade. Col. Mackoy acted in his old placo as commander; Maj. Laccy acted as Adjutant. Thoro was a marked differonco in the appear ance of tho line and the one those samo men helped to form in this city in 18G2. At8 o'clock iu tho evening there was a Campfiro iu tho Courtroom. A business meeting was held on tho morning of tho 3d, Capt. J. M. Baugh presiding, at which tho place of next meeting was decided, and now officers elected as follows: Pros., Capt. C. C. Pronty; V.-P., Maj. C. B. Boydston; Sec, Capt.C. C. Picrcg.JKnoxvillc, Iowa; Treas., H. L. BoSquet. "KnoxviIIo, Jowa, placo to hold Reunion in 1890. Ono of tho pleasant features of this mooting was tho presence of and a short talk from tho old Chaplain of tho regiment, Rev. SIus3cr. Ho is past 70 years old ; it is tho first Bcunion ho ha3 been ahlo to attend. Tho boys wero gad to seo him again, and gave him a hearty welcome. The. last Camp lire and tho best was held Wednesday even ing in the Opera House, which was packed from front door to stago aud parquet to last seat in gallery. Tho President started Ihc ex orcises promptly on time, and from start to finish tho comrades and vast audience were highly entertained witli Campfiro talks of a high order by such comrades a3 Rev. L. McCoy, Maj. Bods.ton, Maj. Laccy, Col. Rev. J. C. Keudrick. Swaleu, and VjfJ. O.JStcwart, Secretary, Cedar Rapids: Wo want theiaintflry'lfistb'ryontiic'lsrlowa all your enlistments, promotions, lerm 01 service, times wounded, etc. I am willing to do all this work and write you up for tho love I bear you, but you must givo mo tho facts. Don't bo too modest. Again, I want to nrgo it upon all to givo mo tho addresses of any comrades they may havo. At tho meeting of tho 3d Iowa, at W4ice.Jl 'thncn nfliftnffl wnra nltnnti i'ma T. Unllr.mr Charles City; Assit-StfC-jiml Treas., jjphu F. Xrotitiier; V.-P.'s, C. H. TaTmadgo aTidJTAT Fitzpatrick. hviAINE. f At tho Rounion of tho 2d Me. at Gardinera the following officers wero elected : Pres., S. C. Small; Fiist V.-P., Henry D. Moore; Second V.-P., S. J. Crockett; Third V.-P., Chas. E. Wilson; Fourth V.-P., L..JLLitch- field ; Sec. aud Treas.G-RrSiaitJiAugusta. MASSACHUSETTS, W At Worcester, Oct. 20, the survivors of tho loth Mass. assembled in Reunion. Col. J. M. Studley, of Providence, R. I., was elected Presi dent; Capt. D. M. Earle, of Worcester, Vice President; E. A. Rice, of Worcester. Secretary and Treasiirera'nd j6hiirlil'liSrn"c3rof.Vhi tinsville, Chaplain. Letters wero read from Senator Hoar nnd Mayor Marsh, of Worcester. jfCo. B, 5th Mass., held a Reunion in Sotnor fillo Oct. 2-1, Samuel R. Brintnall presiding. Addresses wero made by Capt. Thomas Cun ningham, exr-Mayor Geo. E. Mitchell, of Chel sea, aud Postmaster G. W. Ring, of Cambridge port; and a poem was read by Charles Colbath, of Post 56. Theso officers were chosen: Pres., Lieut. W. C. Bailey; V.-P., Color-Serg't C. T. Robinson; Sec, JRusenTChamberlain ; Chap., Wm. H. Aitkon; ExccuTiveCa m m i ttce, Honry A. Angior, Frank Walburg, Samuel R. Brint nall, Georgo W. Maynard, James H. Dilloway olCHIGAN, The 12th Mich. Begimental Association as sembled at Battlo Creek Oct. 11, and elected these officers: Pres., B. F. Sterns; V.-P.'s, M. J. Wood, Col. Phineas Graves, Thomas Walker, Rufus Wordcn; Scc.lMrpeph . Ruff, Albion ; Treas., George R. Weedori ' Dev'ercaux ; Chapl, Jesso B. Flemming; Historian, G. W. Lewis, Benton Harbor. The next Bcunion will bo held iu Ronton Harbor. ' At its annual meeting at Ann Arbor, Oct. 10 t... i.t. if:.i. i ii a?" . jo, ino iuiu omen, cuosu uieseoiuccrd : ires., McuyoLiiart; V.-P., Theodore Hoouinghauser; Sec. and Treas., A.M. A ptcd. It was decided that tho next ButotffTvnrbo held at Ply mouth. HEW JERSEY. The annual Reunion of tho 15th N. J. was hold in Frnnrditnivn. Oft 10. T?it? FT P T nn of Fronchtowrij delivered t h 0 iHFdresl To i"1 we?: come?3o"d,TdT?or John S. Gibson, of Newark, and Judgo John Ulrich, b'Pjainliol'd'b'ivorea orations in the aftornooiit Thero was an elab orate display of fireworks in the evening by tho citizens of Frcnchtown, who boro all tho expenses of tho Reunion. s.W YORK. Oct. 3 was a pleasant day for the Reunion of tho 77th N. Y. at Ballston Spa. Ono hundred and thirty-six members answered to roll-call. Many of tho membors were accompanied by their familios aud with veterans of other or ganizations. The court-room in tho County Court building, whero tho business meeting was hold, was filled. A collation was served in the Sans Souci assembly-room. One hundred and sixteen mombers sent replies regretting their inability to bo present, most of which were because of the infirmities from exposure incident lo the campaigns of tho war. Mem bers of the 77th N. Y. aro now living in 29 dif ferent States and tho District of Columbia of the Union, and in Canada, showing a wide sep aration siuco tho end of the rebellion. Sept. 19 next at Sehuylervillo was selected as tho dato and placo for the 231 Reunion. 1 ,LThe Reunion of tho 113d N. Y. was hold at ft Monticello Oct. 10. Tho President of the asoo- ciaTToTTBcTng absent attending a meeting of tho Now York Commissioners on Chattanooga Mon uments, Vice-Presidont Dodgo presided. Bov. J. A. McGivon load in prayer. Tho address of wolenme by A. M. Scribor was responded to by Comrade McMilien. The deaths reportod wcro: O. B. Smith, Co. A ; John W. Morse, Co. II; Or rin T.Corby, Co. A; Chester Morgan, Co. D; Adam Briteubeckor, Co. D; Chas. S. Hollis, Co. A. Tho next Reunion will bo at Camp Holly, on Pleasant Lake, Monticello, N. Y. Commit tee of Arrangements, W. B. McMillon, Peter E. Palen and Chas. A. Smith. Peter E. Palen, the representative of the regiment before the Chat tanooga Monument Commissioners, submitted his report to tho association. Theso officers wuro choson: Pres., W. B. McMilien; First V. P., M.N. Dodge; Second V.-P., If. J. Reynolds; V 3- v,uu B iuunisi cuc.p Vjiiub. 'bginuy 'A.n rTn....-t I Hlna..a. " . . !-.. ' ?& coi. juorgau u. tjnrysior szu w. i.cjav. holt fifth annual Reunion at Saratoga Springs, Sept. 26. Tho roll-call showed 70 survivors present. Co. B had 12 members present and Co. preset! F 11. Before leaving the hall Col. Fassett pro posed three cheers for Lieut. Caldwell, of Co. B, who was present from Dccorah, Iowa. Lieut. Caldwell wears a Congressional Medal of Honor for gallantry on Sept. 20, 18(11, in swimming a bayou in Louisiana to get a liatboat, by which his meii subsequently crossed the river. At the banquet President of the Village Mitchell mado tho address of welcome, which was re sponded to by Chap. W. F. Poor in a graceful manner. Comrade Jame3 Frank, Co. F, pre sented the Association a fine life-size crayon portrait of Col. Chrysler, and it was voted to tho custody of tho President. The next Re union was voted to Saratoga Spriugs. dato to bo named by tho President. The following officers woro olectcd: Pros., Brovet Liout.-Col. John S. Fassotr, Saratoga; Sec, E. L. Beach, uIoversville..N. Y. wwwmw Tthoir 18th annual Beunion at Dolgovil,le,,N. Y., Oct. 10. Tho day was wet, but could not dampen thoii the ardor of tho boys. J. P. Spoffbrd Post, G. A.B. furnished dinner aud suppor in tho.Pp3t-rooim, Tho business session was held in Masonic Hall, kindly furnished by tho Lodge. Tho oflicdrs chosen are: Pres., Capt. Albert Story; V.-P.'s, H. J. Johnson, J. K. Tyler and G. M. Ackor man; Sec and Troas., J. M.,Lo"&joyTt South Valley. NrTTnlfpTr'fTeTinings; Color Bcaror, W. M. Swart. Tho Secretary was de tailed to represent tho rogimentnext Memorial Dayntthogravoof Gon. Emory Upton. Thanks wore oxtended to Lieut. P. R. Woodcook for sorviccs iu decorating said gravo the two past : nttcn(lnnco r y v , , , . v , Rcv years. at tho Reunion of tho 146th Hartford Oct. 10, was very large. Rev. T. L. Binnistcr, Bector of tho Episcopal Church in New Hartford, welcomed tho voterans in a very interesting addres. He was in tho Confederate army, and testified to tho conrago and valor of the Northern soldiers. In the absence of tho President. Thomas Staf ford, jr., the Vice-President, responded iu a fow brief but appropriate remarks. At tho business meeting President James G. Grindlay presided. George R. Sopor, tho Secrotary, read tho min utes of tho last meeting, which were approved. Mr. Sopor then called the roll. Over 100 re sponded. Tho following officers wero elected for tho ensuing year by acclamation: Pres., Thomas Stafford ; V.-P.'s, R. Owen Jones, Ed ward Burbridge, James B. Fisk, George O. Tib bitts; Sec, Georgo R. Soper, Utica: Ass't Sec, John R7TrClVtaTmmrrTTTfr O. Ed monds; Necrologist. E. M. Somors; Surg.. Thos. MFIandrau; Chap., I. P. Powell. All membors of tho 50th N. Y. Eng'rs aro Frenuested to send their names, with company letter and address, to SamIJWUiamaCit.y-- J reasurer, Kochester, N. Y. The object is to obtain a correct roster of the regiment. JTue 16th annual Reunion of tho Begimental Association of tho 5th N. Y. H. A. wa3 held Friday afternoon aud evening, Oct. 19, at tho Broadway Central Hotel, New York City, iu commoinoration of the 30th anniversary of tho battle of Cedar Creek, iu which this regiment took an active part. Ihe Reunion was a success. The banquet was one of tho best over served. I ho attendance was about 50. Tho decorations i were elaborate The regimental flag3 wero dis played. Lieut. Barker presided at the banquet. Among the guests present were Edgar Allen, Richmond, Va., Past Junior Vico Commander-in-Chief; John Jcrolomau and Le Grand Mc Konn, Rico Po3t, 29; Janie3 Smith, Post 24; John Stewart, Dr. Mark Nivison, Commodore John A. Pease, of New York. Among tho com rades present, ox-members of the regiment, wero John Wayers, Alex J. Stewart, Adam Applehau3. E. G. Bixby, C. B. Johnson, John J. Morris, William II. McMannus, and others. Tho following officers were elected: Pres., CapUJiaajycJaiiSimh: V.-P.'s, Lieut. Calvin Shaffer, Jo thani liTu 1 r, Haruoa Mealius; Chap., Bov. Wm. A. Barnes. OHIO. lTho Reunion of tho 8th Ohio was hold in Castalia Sopr. 18. V " rThlTBeunion of the 111th Ohio held in pMomorial Hall, Toledo. O.. Gen. I. R. Sher- wood spoke on tho battle of Franklin, reiter ating the statements mado bvhim in The Na- Ttional Tribune of Oct. 11. and bearin" testi mony to the unexampled heroism of that regiment in that terrible battle. His words wore cheered to tho echo and ordered printed. A history of tbe regiment, by Capt. W. S. Thurs ton, Adjutant, illustrated with half-tone por traits of some of the officers, and printed in neat book form, was distributed. Ex-Congressman James M. Ashley, for whom the regiment voted in the Georgia campaign, paid a fine tribute to the regiment, as did Pa3t Commander-in-Chief John S.Kountz. In the absence of Mrs. Kate B. Sherwood, who had becu placed on the pro gram, Judge E. H. Cockrane, of the National Council of Administration, road her paper on tho "Flag Salute," a portion of which appears in tho Relief Corp3 columns. Capt. W.S.Thsrs ton was re-elected President, aud Cant. J. W. Smith Secretary. The Reunion waFtho largest1 hcrdlTrmTTy-yeaT3. Chaplain Holliugton was among the surviving officers present, also Past Department Commander P. H. Dowling, wound ed in the battle of Franklin. His speech on the flag wa3 fine. The Beuuion of 1595 will bo hold at the samo place. Iu the account of Gen. Sherwood of the battle of Franklin, as published in The National Tribune, it was said tho 111th Ohio fired two rounds of ammu nition. This should have been 200 rounds. The guns of this regiment were condemned after the battles of Franklin and Nashville, many having beon rendered useless by long firing. JJttiG 19th annual Bcunion of the 105'h Ohio &wa held at Youugstown. O.. Oct. 11 and 12. Capt. D. B. Stambaugh, of Youugstown, Vice President of the association, presided. The number in attendance was over 100. Judge A. W. Tqargeo,a Lieutonant of the regiment, iswrttfuga ITistory of the regiment, to be en titled "A Story of a Thousand," to be ready for delivery by tho next Reunion. He had pro pared a souvenir for this occasion, consisting of an "Itinerary" giving the record of the regiment anrlrigvcry day of its service; also, containing the portraits of a large number of the members of the regiment, making a valua ble aud interesting memento for futuro refer ence. Copies of it can be obtained for 50 cents each by addressing him at MayvillcN-w or of M. L. Maynard, Secretary JJhanfiTnTO Nine deltthcTbrtpouriiuring "thopast year. Tho next meeting will bo held at Chardou. O., Oct. 10 and 11, 1895. Officers: Pres., Col. Geo. T.Perkins; V.-P., Edward Patchln; Sec. and Troas., M. L. Maynard, Churdon, O. ijrho ninth Rounion of tho G3d Ohio, hold at Trost, O., Oct. 3 and 4, was, as usual, a grand suTttsrviu every way, but iu attendance of tho graud old boys who helped to make tho bril liant record of that gallant old regiment dur ing those dark and doubtful days from '61 to '65, when the life of tho Nation Wavered in the balance, and thousands of hor noblest and best died that the Nation might live. Only 53 of the rank aud file of tho survivors wero pres ent to commemorate the 32d anniversary of the battle of Corinth, Miss., tho red letter day of tho regiment. In the afternoon of tho first day Lieut. Sol n. Johnson delivered tho ad dress of welcome, and was oloqueutly responded to by Col. O. L. Jackson. Tho evening Camp- lire was intensely interesting, a large per cent, of tho members takiug a part by telling inci dents and adventures on the march, iu camp, on tlie skirmish-line, in tho battle, hospital, and prison-pen. Tho members were ably assisted by songs, essays, declamation, and little chil dren's fancy drills. At the business meeting Sol. If. Johnson was elected President,- J. B. Hawley, Vico-President; GiB,arJle;jtkjeiC1, tary; a. o. atasou, corresponding secretary; Win. Cornell, Treasurer. Long Bottom, O., was selected as tho place of holding our next Ren u ion on the 3d and 4th of October, 1895. Eesolutions of respect wero passed iu honor of our lato comrade. Gon. J. W. Snraeue. late of Kma, Wash. Ivfiu4L gfiXSskfilWiUe: Beunion uo. G, 18th Ohio, at tno residence of James Verity, Nelsonvillo, Nov. 8. rNNSYLVANIA. On Saturday, Oct. 6, was held tho 28th an nual Reunion of tho Veteran Association of Perry County. From all parts of tho County Posts and huudrcdsof people flocked toLandis burg by railroad aud other conveyances till at noon the principal streets about tho squares wore blocked with people. It was Landis- Juirg. first Reunion, and the citizens haddeco- ratod tho town handsomely with buutiug, flags aud evergreens. Beautiful arches spanned all the streets. At 11 o'clock a. m. a business meeting was called, in conformity with Gen eral Order No. 1. J. A. Bower, President, called tho meeting to order. Minutes of last meeting read and adopted. Pres. Bower then appointed tho committeo to select a placo to hold tho Reunion in tho year 1895. Duucan non was selected as the place to hold the next Reunion. General Order 1 was read by tho Secretary, J. P. Sheidloy. Tho following offi cers were chosen lor tno next year: Pres., W. A. Holland; Sec, G. W. Wetzre: Treas., J. G. Kunlor. TJfun ni annual Rounion of the 57th Pa. was held m Sha imisville Oct. 18. ' The followiuc officers wero elected tor tno ensuing year: Pres., A. P. Pow; Treas., M. Zahnizer; Sec.. R.fMuda. Mojfi The next meeting lwlll uoheld at Mercer, Oct. 17, lfc95. Iu tho eveuing a Camp fire wa3 held iu the Opera House, with B. G. Madgo master of ceromonies. The following members of tho old organization addressed tho meeting: Hon. J. M. Martin, Capt. E. C. Strouso, Col. T. S. Strohecker, Mai. Harry Wat- sonGeorgo Byerly, and B. F. Smith. ISCONSIN. r Th. Tho 3d Wis. hold a Reunion in Portase tho other day and selected the following board of officers: Pres., E. Giddings; V.-P., C. H. Bates; SecWJEUGoodUitmdjJLlvauJieej Treas., J.W. Hinckley. Fond du Lac was selected as tho placo for holding the next Reunion, aud it will begin on Weduesday nearest tho anniversary of the battle of Anlietuin, which was fought Sept. 17. A TliE 11th CONN. MONUMENT. :atcd in tho Famous Cornfield at Aistle trim. Tho 11th Conn, hold its annual Sensifla iz Sharpsburg, Md., Oct. 11. Tho Committeo on Mounmont at Ant lota roported that tho memorial that tho regimen had for so many years been laboring for wa finally completed and ready for dedication, and that the spot selected was in the famous corn field where so many of tho Connecticut Brigade wcro slain, and yet it was a question with lti committeo as to this hcine tho most desirable location. The committeo hopo that at soma futuro day tho regiment may be ablo to erect another monument near tho Burnsido Bridge, where so many wero lost early in tho moroinij in tho attempt to cross. At this point Col. Kingsbury, the gallant commander of the regi ment, to whom had been assigned tho duty of taking tbe bridge, lost his life. ThO Chairman of tho committee, Peter W. Ambler, presided at tho dedication, and tho Rev. T. V. Warner. Department Chaplain of the Grand Army of the Republic of Connecti cut, opened the services with prayer. Music by the Glee Club, followed by a very able address by Col. Samuel B. Home, of Winsted, Conn.; unvailing, by Miss Lena May Quien, of Dan bury, Conn., closing with music by tbo Sharps burs Band. Tho following offienrs wero chosen : Pres., E L. Burman ; Sgc. aud Treas., C. Quien, Dan bury, Conn. "" ' " ' ww Nstval Veterans. uUThe 33d anniversary of the captnre of Port rRoyal will bo duly and appropriately celebrated by tho Survivors' Association of the Marino Battalion by an entertainment and banquet at L Maennerchor Hall, Philadelphia, on Monday evening, jov. iv. Tho following comrades constitnto tho Com mittce of Arrangements: William McMurray, Bichard Binder, H. S. Haslam, B. F. GoodwiD, and J. M. Baitingcr. Tickets and other information may be had by all interested from the Secretary. Comrado William Simmons, 1432 Wharton street, Phila delphia. ""'' Luckier Than "War Veterans. 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