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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON!). 0., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1896.
TfjE GRAND AR1JY.
Wliat is Boins Done M the Veterans
for the Good of the Order.
Geu. Custer Post, 1, Birmingham Com.,
George F. Jackson; S. Y.-C C. T. Fisclier;
J. V.-C., Samuel Griscom; Q.-M., Ed Birch
euough; Adj't, E. D. Bacon: Sure, A. N. Bal
lard; Chap., John McKcnzie; O. D., W. H.
Hunter; 0. G., J. H. Baker; C. S., Charles
Frautz; S.-M., A. J.Brown; Q.-M.-S., Thomas
CALIFORNIA AND NEVADA.
Wnrreti Post. 51, Sacramento Com., G. W.
Hcrr; S. V.-C, L. S. Gcitner; J. V.-C., J. H.
Newell; Surg., J. S. Jonos; Q.-M., Edward
ViTUghn; Q.-M.-S., John Williams; O. D., A.
D. Heard; O. G., T. E. Brink; Chap., J. H.
Johnston ; Adj't, J. W. Grothen.
At a CampGro given by Yetoran Post, 12,
Palatkn, tlio other evening, both Union and
Confederate veterans woie present, and a pood
time was liad by all guests. Commander Geo.
Fox made an address of welcome. Comrades
Cox, Vertrccs, Queen, Cyrus, and Nugent wero
appointed to look up the status of the Palatka
Veteran Association, giving certified data as to
organization, to establish claim to the right of
being tho first and oldest organization of tho
kind in existence, having a record since Juno,
Jaines B. Steeaman Post, 4, Tallapoosa
Com., David C. Holmes; S. V.-C, H. C. Hickcr
Bon; J. V.-C, William Pearson; Chap., W- IL
Kimball ; Q.-M., David M. Barr; Surp., John
Gcrioux; Adj't, Walter Foyer-, O. D., E. P.
Van Valkcnburgb; O. G., H. M. WilliB; S.-M.,
B. S. Smith.
Maj. Anderson Post, 5, Moscow Cora., W. C.
Opdcn ; S. V. C., William Carter; J. V. C Ed
Harrington; Chap., Julius Cuendit; Surp.,
James Johnson ; O. D., Lindol Smith; Q. M..
G. J. McBauo; 0. G., C. B. Holt; Adj't., W. H.
Henrv Hiller Post.GoS, Forreston Com., B.
F. McCutcheu ; 5. V. C, William Jiyncu; .i. v.
C, William Billig; Adj't.. Frederick fctahloy;
Q. M., W. H. Bobius; Surp., J. W. Potter;
Chap., I. J. Vogclgesang; O. D., A. C. Miller;
0. G., Timothv Harragau ; S. M., J. M. Myers;
Q. M. S., II. 11. Eakle ; Delegate, W. H. Bobins.
Geu. Canhv Post, 2, Brazil Com., Edward F.
Griflin; S. V. C., Henry M. Princo; J. V. C,
Wm. Craigniilo, Adj't, W. D. McCullouph; Q.
M., J. A. Decker; Chap., B. F. Hodpes; Surp.,
Thos. Henderson ; O. D J. V. Graut; O. G., J.
W- Wilson. Comrade Sisson writes that the
Post will present tho name of W. D. McCul
lough, for Department Commander, at the En
campment to be held in South Bend, May 13
Sara Henry Tost, G3, Decatur Com., Koto t
Blackburn ; S. V. C, L. C. Holmes; J. V. C, J.
Bussell; Chap., E. N. Andrews; Q. M., A. C.
Greporv; O. D., T- B. Mooro; O. G.. Samuel
Cronister; Adj't, J. H. Smith. This Post has
made a net gain of 14 during tho past year.
& S. Perry Post, 374, Randolph Com.. M. W.
Kelson; S. V. G, Louis Hetzel; J. V. C, Ed
ward Blakely; O. D., G. W. Clark Surp.. Geo.
Davison; Q. M., A. Eood; Adj't, C. H. Town
Bend; O. G., J. N. Fleming; Chap.. L. W. Arm
Etrong; S. M., W. E. Driskoll; Q. M. S., Frank
Wilkinson; Delegate, C. W. Dood.
5oE. C. Johnton Post, 33G, Atchison Com., J.
Walizer ; S. V. C, G. 12. Perkins ; J. V. C, N. E.
Ensign; Chap., C. W. Conaway; -Q. M., M.S.
Peterson; 0. D., E. Lott; 0. G.. G E. Staley ;
Adj't, Wilfull A. Stanley ; S. M., H. E. Jeu
ninps; Q. M. S., C.N. Burrows.
V. F. Osborn, Surgeon, 13th Pa. Cav. and lltb
Pa., Baldwin, writes: ''On the rolls of tho
Grand Army of the Republic, Department of
Kansas, are 460 Posts. 1 have been watching
The UationaTj Tuibune, expecting to hear a
response from some of them to your request to
write about tho Posts, hut as yet have seen
none. E. D. Baker Post, 40, located at Bald
win, is one among tiio faithful. It has had an
enrollment of about 150, and can boast of one
member who is now in his SGth year, one
member who is one of 10 brothers in the
Union army, and another, who is one of scvon
brothers, with tho father, in the war of the
rebellion. While our numbers are constantly
diminishing, the old pray heads that hang to
gthcrare as enthusiastic and devoted to tho
principles of Fraternity, Charity and Loyalty as
ever they were, and if It becomes necessary to
twist the lion's tail many of them are as ready
to shoulder their mubketa now as they were in
Jossph & Drane Post, 124, New Castle Com.,
Nicholas Kollcy; S. V. C, J. S. Maprudor; J.
V. C, T. Shannon; Surg., E. T. Long; Chap.,
A. B. Morgan ; Q. M., B. T. Newman ; O. IX,
Lewis Sewell ; O. G., John Qui mi; Adj't, W.
F. Annis; S. M., Elijah Shaw; Q. M. S., John
W. L. Huskell Post, 108, Yarmouth Com., J.
H. Douphty; S. V. C, Alouso Quinn; J. V-C,
Frank Scabury; Surp., Dr. J. M. Bales; Chap.,
Edward Stoddard ; Q. M., Henrv Leavitt; Adj't,
L. B. True; 0. D., Horace P. "Morrill; 0. G.,
T.E. Chase; S.M., Herbert Soule; Q.M.S.,W.
G. Drink water.
Wiugnte Post, 9, Northeast Com., F. H.
Armstrong; S. V. C, Samuel Burns; .7. V. C,
Charles Weaver; Chap.. Samuel J. Eecdcr; Q.
M E. T, B. Day; Adj't, Jetsc H. West; 0. D.,
Eley Eothonnel; O. G., Edward Warner; I.G.,
W. H. Alexander; 0. G., John Sweet; Surg.,
Gcorpe T. Hill; S. M., Wm. H. Abrams; Q. M.
S., Samuel B. Gray.
Westboro comrades will present the drama
" Falsely Accused " sometime during Feb
ruary. Post 40, Maiden Com., E. W. Bourne ; S. V.
C, Laban Beul ; J. V. G, H. a Coburn; Chap..
Bobort Morrison; Surg., Ludwig Wolfseu ; Q.
M, Wm. F. Spalding; Adj't, E. W.Burnham;
O. IX, John W. Soulo; O. G., Albion IS. Drown ;
S.M..Tribtram Griflin; Q.M.S., Gco.F. Hunt.
H. G Gilbert Post, 47, Dowagiac Com., E. E,
Spencer; S. V. G, Levi Coup; J, V. G, William
BrooUcns; Surp., J. J. Weir; Chap., John Ma
ter : Q. hi., O. B. Peck; 0. D., J. Bildcrback;
O. G., J. N. Nabh.
Pellor Post, 89, Hastings Com., W. F. Bacon ;
S. V. G, Eobort D. Bob! neon ; J. V. G, A. E.
Owen ; Adj't, F. J. Eecd ; Q. M., W. DeW. Priu
gle; Cbap.,Wm. Mattoon; Surg., J. M.Tucker;
O. D., Geo. Maglo; 0. G., Jacob Gruthcr.
William English Post, 30, Bnzcnian Com.,
A. J. Edsnll ; 8. V. G, Luther Foster ; J. V. G,
James W. Mardis; O. IX, Honry HeUingcr;
0. G., William Wade; Surp.. E. M. Whitefoot;
Chap.. J. G Lamb; Q. M., W.Y. Smith; Adj't.
B.F. Odborn. '
Mathias Post, 155, Kcnesaw Com., M. Wen
ner; S. V. G, J. S. Frank; J. V. G, Henry
Shick; Adj't, Nelson Jaco; Q.M.. H. B. Daily,
Surg., J. Williams; Chap., O. H. Wright; 0. IX,
l.Spiudler; O. G., IL Houbley; S. M., J. Btr
liu. NEW HAMPSHIRE.
Francis D. Green Post, 39, Berlin Com.,
Herrick McKcuzie; S. V. G, Horace P. York;
J. V. G, Prescott L. Goud ; Q.M., Joseph T.
Chapman; Adj't, Jcsmj Tuttle; Chap.. Syl
vester Booihby; Surp., Hiram Curd well;
O. D., George L. Cote; O. G., John B. Bcnoit;
S.-M., John L. Bryant; Q.-M.-S., Tho.Eouche.
James A. Garfield Post, 4, Newark Com.,
Thomas Clark; S.V. G, Hcrbort B. Eowlcv;
J. V. C, George U. Houck; Adj't, Lewis W.
Hunt; Q.-M., Bobert W. Simpson ; Surg.. Wil
liam A. Cramer; Chap., Caleb B. CadruuB;
O. D William 11. Kcyter; O. G., Lewis A.
Cowell; S.-M., Horace T. Lyon; Q.-M.-S.,
Post Rowland, 4S, Matteawan Com., S. PfJs
ter; S. V. G, Comrado Eishtmever; J. V.-C,
F. Schroder; ..djtt, E. Chase; Q.-M., G H.
Vn Vort; Chap., W. Wallace Fajutou; O. D.,
E. Moshcr; O.-G.,' J. Broderick; Surg., J. W.
Doughty; Q.-M.-S., Frank Luther; S.-M.,
Hnzlctt Post, 81, ZJincsvillo Com., A. H.
Watts; S. V. G, Abraham Clarkson ; J. V. G,
Willis Eccd; Chap., James M. Moore; Q.-M.,
William S. Maxwell; 0. D.. Eobert McWirter;
O. G., Christ Gilie; Adj't, Henry E. Lnpton;
Q.-M.-S., Charles A. Dutro ; S.-M., Eeubon G
Storer; Historian, JL J. J. Harkins. Dele
gates, W. S. Maxwell, P. Kelly, 0. T. Knapp.
Eli Berlin Post, C29. East Hickory Com.,
Samuel Mervin; S.V. G, John H. Berlin;
J. V. G, S. G Whitmore; Adj't, W. A. Burns;
Pnrp., B. F. Stover; Chap., James Johnston;
Q.-M., J. Albauch; O. IX, W. E. Wcitherell ;
O. G., T. P. Harry; S.-M.. William Alhaugh;
Q.-M.-S., J. R Stouphton ; Sentinel ; George T.
Hill; DplepatH, J. G Potligrcw.
Ttnlln,, Pnct n C.ttml Vnlln-r- Pnm.. Win. T.
' Eonors: S. V.'g. John McGrath ; J.V. C, Jas.
1 Moss; Adj't, N. B. Whipple; Q. M., E. Clark
son; Surg., D. H. Cofliu; Chap., N.N. Knight;
0. 1)., D. J. Wall ; O. G., B. A. Keecu ; Ai.,
A. Freeman ; Q. M. S., J. Folgcr.
O. C. Ord Post, 100, City of Mexico. Re
public of Mexico Cora.. W. J. De Gnsss ; S.V. G,
B. G Pato; J. V. G, A. Schuler; Q. M., H. P.
Webb; Surg., A. A. Fox; Chap., W. II. Sloan;
O. D., M. G. Milton ; O. G., W. 11. Howe; Adj't,
C. H. M. y Agramoute.
Georpo B. McClollan Post, Houston Com.,
J. J. Scholl; S.V. G, A. M. Englo; J. V. G,
Ben A. Guiro; Sure., D. W. Bartlett; Chap.,
David Perkins; Q. M., J. J. Billow; O. D., E.
G. Bust; O. G., Elliott Wood; Adj't, P. W.
Hudson; S. M., H. T. Eue; Q. M. S., J. M.
Wm. T. Sherman Post, 6, Provo City Com..
G. U. Chappie ; S.V. G, George Jaggers ; J.V. G,
Wm. Amans; O. D.. James Williams; O. G.,
Albert G. Earl; Adj't. Jas. Helm ; Surg., J. B.
Pemberton; Q. M., John Bloomberg; Chap.,
M. H. Mead.
G. W. Quimbv Post, 76, Barton Com., E. n.
Webster; S. V. G, O. Dwyor; J.V- G. A. Skin
ner; Adj't, W. H. Brunning; Q. M., J. N.
Webster; Chap.. G. H. Blako; Surp., W. Simp
son; 0. D., 0. V. Joslyn; 0. G., D. E. Hunt;
Sentinel, A. Drown; G B., C. S. Clopstou;
S. M., E. N. Eandall; Q. M. S., J. G Page.
Eeuo Po6t, 7, Grafton Com., Alex. Leeds;
S. V. C, D. H. Shoemaker; J. V. C., J. V.
Spencer; Chap., John B. Sandy; Surp., Benj.
F. Eol.iuson; Q. M., S. J. Willhide; O. IX, W.
H. Eidenour: 0. G., Eobert A. Collins; Adj't,
Sam B. Aver.
H. P. Davidson Post, 212, Plvmouth Com.,
Wm. Chaplin; S. V. G, G H. Gilbon: J. V. G,
Carl John; Adj't, J. Schlnich; Q. M., A.
Schmidt; Chap., E. H. Webster; Surp.. M.
Sweet; O. D., R. Gardner; O. G., A. P. Gil man ;
S. M., J. V. A. Mabee; Q. M. S., Wm.Breitung.
THE QUESTION SQUAD.
Tctcrns Anxious to Find i'hplr Comrade Who
Can Aitl Tl.ftti!
Inquiries for the u-hereftbnuts of persons will bo
published in this column once, free, but they cim
iiot iippear for home time after receipt, ovrint; to
the preat number bent u. By tvatchinp our Re
union colimutH during l!''"iiion cimoii Hie ulicre
abouts of Sccreturies having regimental rosters
nmy be :i8cer(Hincd. mitl Binned coniinuiiicMlioiia
trill furnish the desired luforuiuiion very fro
Abkanbab. Of Co. C, 2d Ark. Cav.; by J.
T- Bay, Sand town. Ark.
Hospital. Of Miss Nellie Mitchell and Miss
Lydia A. Chamberlain, nurses iu Euipht
Hospital, New Haven, Conn.; by B. L. Burr,
Illinois. Of Co. A, 23d 111. ; by Wilhelra
Asmus, Midland. Mich. Of Co. 1, 8th 111. Cav.;
by Augustus Johnson, Ottawa, HI. Of Com
rades of Georpo W.Toliver, Co. E, OtUJU. Cav.,
who were with him in Arkansas in lcG2; by
Angelinc Hodpson, St. Clair, Kan.
Indiana. Or tho First LieuteiiauWf Co. E,
39th Ind.; by James Green, Tacoina, Wash.
Of William Grothen, 18th Ind. battery; by
Henry Winker, Clarksburg, Ind. Of Hugh
Smith, 23d Ind., last heard from iu Kausas; by
E. C. Smith, Livonia, Ind.
Missodkl Of Eobort B. Fields, Co. G, 1st
Mo. Cav.; by Isaiah Stalon, Kokorno, Ind.
Naval. Of namo of vessel in the Gulf
Squadron on which James B. Siusabaugh
served; by William Siusabaugh, Ontario, N.
Y. Of Ezra J. CumniinjrP, who was wounded
at tho bombardment of Vickshuig and sent to
Louisville, since which time nothing has been
heard ofhim; by Joseph Eoseraan, 1121 Broad
way, Viucennes, Ind.
Nevada. Of the 7th Nov. Cav. ; by Bernard
J. Lee, Temcscal, Cal. "
New Yokk. Of William Garlach, Adjutant,
41st N. Y., or members of Co. B, 41st N. Y. ; by
George H. Matthews, Dayton, Fla. Of any
who knew John Fitzsimmous, or Simmons, 11th
N. Y.; by II. W. C. Miller, Hawcivillo. Ind.
Of Lewis Seely, John Boone, Frank Boone,
Marvin Barnsteol, and others who were with
writer at St. Joseph Mo., after being mustered
out in 18GG; by M. H. Eamsey, Co. K, 21st N.
Y. Cav., Summerlaud, Cal. Or Co. F, &8th
N. Y., who remember writer who was a drum
mer boy; by Joseph Dwyer, Soldiers' Home,
Bath, N. Y. Of Thomas McMillan, who en
listed from New York City; by George Mc
Millau, Twenty-sixth and Boyd S-ts., South
Omaha, Neb. Of Co. B, 59th N. Y.: by
Michael O'Ncil, 909 Thomas St., Escauaba
Ohio. Of David Eizcr, Co. K, 31st Ohio; by
Mis. J. W. Wright, 59 West Jefferson St.. Spring
Pennsylvania. Or Co. D, 28th -Pa. ; by
Hugh McVeiph, Box 143, Piescott, Ariz.
Eigulaub. Or Joseph Dean, Co. F, l6tU. S.,
last hrard of at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., April
14, IfcGl; by E. G Dean, Briaiton, Wis, Of
Co. E, 4th U. S. Art. ; by E. Halbert, Five Mile,
Veumont. Of Co. M, 1st Vt. Cav.; by
Charles St. Michael, 2400 East Marshall St.,
Wieconfin. Of Dennis Cavanaugh, Cor
poral, Co. F, IGth Wis., discharged from tho U.
S. Soldiers' Home, Washington, D. G, Sept. 13,
3694; by J. E. West, 461 Prospect St., Elgin,
SONS OF VETERANS.
News from Variout, DHIcions "Words of En-
Alden Skinner Camp, 45, Eockville Capt.,
Jaeob Felber; Fint Lieut., Charles Wilh-kie;
Second Lieut., Wm. G. Slumps; Camp Council,
Fred Willekio, Wm. G. Stamps; Chap., Fred
Willukie: FirttSeip't, Allen T.Pratt; Q.M.S.,
E. E. Brooks; S. of G., Joseph Willekie; Prin
cipal Musician, J. J. Hecker; G G. Seth Dur
Alexis Camp, Alexis Capt., Ed Johnston;
First Lieut., O. E. Nelson; Second Lieut., Jae.
Schadlin Camp. 42, Grafton Gipt., M. A.
Aldrich; Firht Lieut., Jos. IXGoddard; Second
Lieut., Harry E. Howe; Camp Council, H. E
Howe, J. D. Goddard, E. P. Goddard; Chap.,
L. A. McLellat); First Serg't, Wm. A. Yoiing;
Q. M. S., H. M. Hildreth ; C.S., E. P. Goddard;
Gof G., E.E. Williams.
Hugh C. lrifeh.8, Fatcrsoh Capt., Eobert J.
Van Houtcn; First Lieut., Alfred G DcNce;
Second Lieut., Edward W. Pounds; Camp
Council, Samuel Parker, Wm.H. Ackrman, and
Isaac Slagill; Chap., Isaac'Maglll; First Serg't,
Wm. Brierloy; Q. M.S., Georpe W. Pollitt; S.
of G., Win. llidgway; C.S., Stewart Higgius;
G of G., John W. Maseker; G G., Eichard E.
Butler; P. G., Elmer Todd.
Wc must tell our readers of a wonderful
proposition that wo aro informed is now being
made by one of tho oldest and most reliablo
Piano manufacturers iu this country. Messrs.'
Cornibh & Co., of Washington, N. J., who, hav
ing conducted a conservative and unusually
successful business for over 30 years, seem de
termined by thoir liberality to keep out of
reach of all competition.
Tho actual distribution of such princely gifts
at a cost of thousands of dollars to themselves
i'b a wonderful undertaking, possible only to
broad-minded, liberal men of large means, aud
may well cause surprise At your request they
will scud you at their own expense a beautifully-illustrated
art souvenir, printed in 10
colors, that will tell you many im-ten cr farts
about Pianos aud Orpuns, and ;.. .-. nniro
important, how to secuio one of liieao eritablo
prizes for your ova honiv.
THE RELIEF CORPS,
Gleanings from National Headquar
ters Notes from Departments.
Preparation for Its Celebration Everywhere
The Soub of Veterans r.eal a Movement
to Ilavo It Known as "Union Defenders
CHARACTERISTICS OF LINCOLN.
When tho Lincoln Homestead, at Springfield,
111., was formally opened aud presented to tho
State, July S. 1SS7, G H. Oldroyd custodian,
Gov. Joseph W. Fifer mado an address, from
which tho followinp is an oxtract:
"Ho lived a long, laborious, a patriotic, and
a heroic life. Ho hated wrong and injustice in
all Eeasous and in all places. Ho fairly loathed
tho institution or slavery, and it finally becauio
his pleasing task to wipo that foul blot from
our Nation's honor. Without powerrul and
influential friends to push him forward or back,
into whoso arms he could fall in case ho proved
a failure, he stepped forth when a young man
from his father's lop cabin, took off bis coat,
rolled up hissleevea, looked tho world squarely
in tho face, and bepan the preat battlo of life,
and let the millions who proiiounco his namo
with reverence to-day answer how well ha
"J am plad that he was tho product of our
free institutions. I am proud that he was nn
American citizen, and a citizen of our own
beautiful prairio State. His pure, exalted
and uiiBelflsh Iifo will help teach the world
the great lesson that the basis, tho indispen
sable basis, of all truo greatness is integrity of
character, and that tho only way to bo happy
in tliis lifo is to mako others so.'
"A statesman, yet ono of the people, Lincoln
seized tho helm of Statu at tho darkest hour
this Nation over saw, and left it iu tho dawn
of a rcepleudont glory to lio down weary and
broken beneath a mouumeiit of public grati
tude, -tho greatest and moBt enduring that
marks tho pravo of mortal man to-day.
' THE VETERANS AT LINCOLN'S HOMESTEAD.
By Kale Broivnlce Sherwood.
Wrinkled and bionzd, llie buttle heroes ntood,
Where ent. letteaiinp tlirouph the open door,
Tin- HMtl H)x-ll: f lii-I brotherhood
I'aced iitinirlird hours across the humble floor;
Willi mighty prophecies absorbed, o'erwrotiubt
With deep forebodinpa and o'er mastering thought,
(The pane of uioimtiiiR from the common clod,
To Icinsliip, priesthood, fellouHhip with God.)
O heroes, brotlirrn, in the same hlph cause,
Of holier li vinir nl of podiirr Iiiwh!
The form is vanished, and the footsteps still,
Hot from the silence Liiioolri'8 answers thrill:
"Pence, freedom. Ioe!" In nil tho world's best
The muster btands transfipurcd in his deeds.
It is a good sign of tho times that thero is
such a wholesome revival in Lincoln literature
and such an eager desire" to read more of what
the creat emancipator thought, did and said.
Feb. 15 many of tho Posts and Corps through
out tho country will observe tho b7th anniver
sary of Lincoln's birthdjty, and the Sons of
Vcttiiatis are leadinp oil in a movement to have
tho day known as Union Dofendeis' Day. fc
Many patriotic societies and schools will ob
serve tho day, using programs of thoir own ar
rangement. DKPAHTJIENT OP NEW YOKK.
The following is tho encouraging exhibit
from General Orders, No. 7, of Department
President Annio P. Cleary, of New York, for
the quarter ending Dec .'51. 1895:
Members in good htanding, 7,194 ; cash ex
pended for relief, $1,344.40; estimated valuo of
relief other than money, $1,39,1.44; turned
over to Poats, $97G.09. Number of soldiers re
lieved, 1G2; uuiuljer or soldiers' families, 490;
number of member?, 170; number of families,
171 ; total assisted, 993.
Thirteenth annual Convention, Department
of New York, is called fur May 19 and 20, at
Utica; Headquarters, Btfttcrfield House.
Since Inst General Orders, four Corps havo
been instituted: B.C. Butler, Luzerne; 0. II.
Tilliughast, Morrisvillo; W. T. Eice, Eussell;
THE ItELIEF CORPS AS AN EDUCATOR.
The Journal of Proceedings of tho Twenty
ninth Annual Encampment, Department of
Ohio, G.A.lt, contains tho ablo address of
Elizabeth Mansfield Irving, Chairman ef the
Conimitteo on Grcetinps from thoEclicf Corps
Convention. In tho courso of her remarks sue
' Wo realize that we are still n young organ
ization; that from our birth to tho present
day we have made many mistakes that, by tho
honest comrade aud tho members of tho Re
lief Corps and others, could only ho looked on
with condemnation ; and yet, when we con
sider that our numbers wero mado up from
persons who wero not used to obeying as sol
diers, you will not wonder that such mistakes
havo crept into our organization or into our
"1 believe that every honest comrade beforo
mo would be willing to say with mo, that if
all the work for which tho Eulicr Corps was
organized were banished from our thought and
our sight, tho organization, simply as a school
for women, would havo paid for itself. Wo
can see it hero in Ohio, in tho condition of
women, in very many ways; in their under
standing of business aud or parliamentary
rules; in thoir appreciation oT the necessity or
charity and fraternity; in our work in largo
numbers; and in many othur ways wo might
Upon tho subject or patriotic teaching, for
which she made a plea, after calling attention
to tho exhibit or $1G,102.72 spent ror relief, or
turned over to Posts, Mrs. Irving said :
"It has been said, 'Givo mo a child until ho
is 10 years old, and I will answer for his whole
life.' ir this bo tiue, then we cannot begin to
teach patriotism too soon. Why not, as soon
as tho child can begin to lisp, teach it to spell
that word 'country,' that word 'Hag,' that
word 'star'? Teach it to namo the colors,
and, as it begins to count, lo count, tho stars;
and when you have reached tho magical 13,
pauso there, and toll it in simple language of
the strtipgle of that 13.
"They will liston, and they will feol that
every star has a voice, that ovory stripo is
articulate, liko Daniel Maiming, who crossed
the sea and got from its folds whispers oflibcrty
with which to inspire his countrymen.
"And so shall our children learn rrom it
every lesson of patriotism and thoir duties as
citizens. As they go through tho school years
and count the States they will rcalizo that
every star placed thero is a page from their
country's history, aud that emblazoned thorcon
is every struggle for liberty which tho Nation
"Then they will feel that it truly is a flag to
support, a flag to livofor; a flag to die for, if
need be. If every father and mother iu this
broad land would pledge themselves to their
duty to their children wc need havu no fear
for our flag, or for the Republic it represents,
aud for which you so bravely fought."
Gen. and Mrs. Charles L. Young, of tho
Pennsylvania Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphans'
Home, Scotland, wore piven a grand surprise
on the evening of the 2oth anniversary of their
wedding. Teachers, Instructors, and pupils
marched into tho Administration Building in
a body, carryinp with them a number of hand
some silver presents.
After tho presentation and responses tho
rooms were all thrown open, tho orchestra
played, and the band serenaded outside. Ee
ftesfimcnts wero servod, nnd merriment
reigned supremo until a late hour.
Holden Putnam Post and Corps, Shannon,
111., enjoyed joint installation followed by a
supper, aud this by a propram of songs and
speeches. Gcorgo Byers was instaliod Com
mander aud Inez Humbert, President.
A pleasant surprise was tho presentation to
tho President, through Mis. Cheescmau, of a
carved apple-wood gavel, tied with red, whito,
and bluo ribbons, work of tho lata Wesley
Chccsoman. Tho President mado u happy re
spouse. DEPARTMENT OF MISSOURI.
Dear Triuune: John IS. Crenshaw Post
and Corps, Carterville, held joint installation
in the Opera House; a largo audience present.
Department President Adah Goss Briggs
ofliciatcd for tho Corps and J. L. Brigps, De
partment Senior Vice Commaudor, for tho Post.
A bean supper followed. Hester Franklin,
Corps President; Mary Wheeler, Secretary.
McCrosky Corps, Sprinpfield, pave a New
Year's reception to the Post and their families
to tho number of a hundred aud more ; elegant
refreshments served. Post aud Corps held joint
installation. Cornelia Wood, Corps President;
li. Jeanio Tracy, Secretary.
Martha J. Eose, Department Press Corre
spondent, Cnrlervillo, Ho.
jonN s. bitxer corps.
Corps 40, Lock Haven,1 Pa., as roported by
Secretary Nellie M. Pock, is ono of tho busy
bands of the W.K.C.;' President, Maggie I.
Attendance, 1895, cood. JExponded forroliof,
$98.52; assisted thoPoat Memorial Day; a flag
on GAch of fivo fine school buildings; sent a
box to tho Memorial Home, value, $10; joint
installation with tho Post, at which timo tho
rotiring President, Mrs. S. E. Quipple, was
prcsonted a gold pin; Eov. C. S. Long spoak
iug for tho Corps. T , 7
Bitner Corps was instrumental in sending
three soldiers' orphans to tho Homo last year,
whero, tho Secretary says, tho children find a
truo mother in Mrs. Casliu,. Superintendent.
Eefrcshmcnts wero served installation even
ing, numerous guests witnessing tho ceremo
nies. among Tnn catskills.
Dear Tribune: Corns 25. of Catskill. N. Y.,
havo installed their President for a third term.
Though numbering but 35 our work has been
oflcctivo under her administration.
Last April wo celobrated the anniversary of
Corps by a successful lunch sale in G.A.E. Hall,
and in Novembor netted handsomely from a
pie social. September last wo wero royally
entertained by the Corps at Saugarttes.
Our Corps responded promptly to the call for
tho Baltimore monument fund to tho Unknown
Dead ; also, to aid tho erection of a Eolief Corps
-Homo in Oxford, Chenango County, N. Y., to
which, when completed, tho Corps of tho Em
piro Stato may look with pardonable pride.
Speed tho timo when every Stato will orccta
Homo, whero tho war-scarred veterans and
thoir dependent ones may find a shelter.
Elizabeth King, Press Correspondent.
GONE TO A HEAVENLY IIOMB.
Secretary Pluma L. Cowles writes that Mrs.
Eliza Brown, familiarly known as "Grandma
Brown," passed peacefully away from earth at
tho National W.E.G Homo, Madison, O., Jan.
15, 1S9C, aged 87 years.
Mrs. Brown carao to tho Homo in April, 1891,
from Forest, Hardin County, O., in care of
Stanloy Corps, 284. Sho had greatly endeared
herself to all by her unbounded cheerfulness.
Sho had strong faith in the promises of the
Biblo and tho Christian's hope, which wero her
comfort to tho end of tho journey.
On tho occasion of her funeral, Jan. 18, tho
Homo flag floated at half-mast. Sympathizing
neighbors and dolcgations from Burnham Post,
G.A.R., and W.E.G from Madison, O., gathored
on that day at 2 p. m. with tho Home family
to pay their last trihuto to her worth.
Near tho casket flags wero placed by tho
Homo family, with plants of blooming lilies
and roses. With Mrs. Burleigh, Superintend
ent, nt tho organ, tho family sang sweetly
" Eock of Ages " and " Tho Home Over There,"
Mrs. Brown's favorite hymns. Dr. Domer, of
tho M. E. Church, Madison, spoke impressively
from tho words, "I know that my Ecdeemor
liveth." Comrades of tho G.A.E. then boro
this soldier's mother to her long rest in tho
Homo Cometory lot.
Howcan tho Order bo thankful enough Tortho
Homo that has so kindly cared for and given
an honored burial to this old war mother, who
otherwiso might havo been borno to somo
ANOTHEB TENNESSEE COOT'S.
Dear Trirune: Department President Jano
M. S. Caso has instituted a Corps at Spring
There was only tho required number present,
but tlioy hopo to increase their membership as
the Spring opens.
Josephine C. Zeigler, Department Press Cor
respondent, Knoxville, Tenn.
A MICHIGAN' CAMPFIRK.
William H. Borden PosTand Corps, of Ionia,
Mich., bopan tho nowyearjWith a joint installa
tion in tho afternoon, 'a-GVclock Btipper, and a
rousing Caul pure in tho evening in the Opera
House. j T.
Tho distinguished speakers wero Department
Commander T. B. Daboll, Gov. Eicli, Past De
partment Commander Washington Gardner,
tho present Secretary of State ; Col, A. T. Bliss,
Gen. Kidd, Hon. Jamep'Dnnnol, and De
partment President Emma E. Knapp.
Tho Department Couintauder paid a fino
tributo to tho Belicr, Cyjrps, and urged that
lessons of loyalty bo taught tho rising gen
OUT IJ IDHO.
M. H. O'R., Dcparjmpnji Press Correspond
ent, writing from Cocur dJAIcne. Idaho, writes
that A. T. McRoynoldspo3t and Corps had a.,
joint public installation, when l'rcsident Anmo
Myrick delivered a spiy inaugural address,
followed by Commander Myrick, who con
ducted a program of wft, eloquence and song.
Our Press Correspondent adds: "Thoro was
more sociability, newer songs and jollier times
than wo havo had for years. Tho W.E.G has
becomo a source of culturo and improvement
for its members, as well as an agency to alleviate
the suUeriugs of humanity.
"Somo of tho first womon of tho city are
enrolled as members; women, not buttorfliesof
fashion who arc with us in sunshino and gono
in tho storm. Let us enter on tho coming year
with that determination which will compel
success and enhanco tho benefit and reputa
tion of one of tho best organizations, tho Wom
an's Iteliof Corps.
"A masquerade leap-year social is tho latest
Corps success here."
DEPARTMENT OF OREGON.
Sarah E. Miller, Department Press Corre
spondent, roports steady progress in tho work
of inaugurating patriotic teaching in tho public
schools; also, that flags nro every whero to bo
seen on the school buildings.
Last Fall tlio President of John F. Miller
Corps, Lebanon, appointed a conimitteo to pro
vido tho school-rooms with flags, as thoy had
none ; now thero is a flag in many of tho rooms,
and the teachers havo tho flag saluto overy
Owing to a diphthorctio cpidomic tho Post
and Corps did not have joint installation ;
Atiua 15. Eecd was installed President.
Custer Corps, 5, McMinnvillc, ha3 adopted
the flag saluto; gives it each meeting iu front
of the altar.
Nearly threo years ago tho flag saluto wa3
introduced into tho public schools of McMiun-
villo through tho instrumentality of, tho Corp?,
aud since that timo tho 400 school children of
tho city havo repeatedly pledged their heads
and their hearts to our country.
Columbus School of that city was dedicated
with appropriate ceremonies last Fall. A largo
procession composed of school children, Custer
Post, Custor Corps, Co. B, Oregon National
Guards, and citizens, led by tho McMinuvillo
Baud, marched to the grounds, whero a halt
was mado; then Nuttio J. Ungcrman, on behalf
of Custor Corps, presented tho school with a
beautiful flag, which was soon floating to tho
breczo above the building, and greeted by cheers
and a discharge of musketry.
And so the good work goes on, and Custor
Corps, 5, feol that they have accomplished some
thing tangible in tho interest of Fraternity,
Charity and Loyalty.
DEPARTMENT OP KANSAS.
Tho oflicors of Lewis ,Po3t and Corps, Dodgo
City, Kan., wero installed tho samo evening,
tho Corps preceding tho I'ost by their earnest
At the conclusion of thocorcmonies Command
er Swan, on bebair or Xe'Wjis Post, prcsonted tho
Corps with a handsonjo ivory gavol with obony
uanuio uppou ttjiii poiu, wuno a circio 01 goiu
President Shaw, uewly installed, accepted
tho trophy on behairo.f the Corps, in an eloquent
littlo speech, and then prcsonted Past Presi
dent Markloy with a silver jowol caso, rrom
tho Corps, as a testimonial upou retiring from
office. , j.
EMPIRE STAJE WORK.
Dear Tuikunk: Ecwin H. Barnes Eclief
Corps, Gouvcrncur, N-. Yr. has tho reputation
of being ono of tho betjtind most prosperous
outside our great cities,;and has sovoral timos
been honored by IhO'JJenartiucnt iu tho dis
tribution or oflices. I a
Departmontlustitutingnnd Installing Officer
Payno is a delegate, is a woman of raro abili
ties, and thoroughly identified with Belief
Erwiu H. Barnes Corpsand Postoccupy halls
on tho samo floor, aud exchanges of social
courtesies aro frequent and uujoyablo. X,ast
installation evening tho Corps attended tho
installation of Post officers by invitation, aftor
which tho Post accompanied tho Corps to their
hall and witnessed tho installation ceremonies.
Tho Post Commander is E. W. Gray, whilo
Ellen I. Parker is Corps President.
Eerroshments in tho Post-rooms followed,
after which thero was a spirited Campfire,
Capt. J. T. Eeynolds presiding and openiug
with a patriotic speech.
Frc&ident Parker was among tho speakors,
making au eloquent plea for tho Eeliof Corps
Homo now bciug erected at Oxford, N. Y.
nu 1110 pavui uuru 14UU luuowiup iuscrip-
n : " Presented to Lewis Corns, 179, Dopart-
meniOi lvausas, y Juuwia xosi, yi, ac uotigo
City. Kan., Jan. 7, 189fi ""
. - r tr- 1. T :- T. nni i t-v i
Ono of tho best talks of tho ovenlne wa by
School Commissioner G. G. Eoyco, who Baid
though ho could not be a comrade of the G.A.E,
ho had dono tho next best thing, married a
daughter of a comrade, and then spoko most
effectively of thofuturoof onr country, and es
pecially of tho training of tho children of to-day
in patriotism, aud how much this grand Em
pire Stato (New York) had done in that lino by
causing tho glorious folds of "Old Glory" to
wavo from every school-house in her bounda
ries, and requiring tho teaching of tho princi
ples it represents a daily duty.
Mrs. M. 0. Eeynolds, Press Correspondent.
Lu Soamaus Had ley, writing of tho interest
excited by tho illustration of her kindergarten
at West Lafayette, Ind., giving tho flag saluto,
and its accompanying article, expresses regret
that onough copies of The National Trirune
could not bo secured to po around, and says:
"I havo had returns from all parts of the
country, and from various lines of workera.
Happy surprises, I might call them, could any
thing in tho patriotic work provo a surprise to
me. Such has long since ceasod to be a possi
bility. Having sounded tho depths or this
grand labor for tho last throe years, both as an
educator and patriotic workor, I feel that I am
prepared to spoak.
"Tho latest return comes to mo in tho form
of a Patriotic Priwor and Littlo Citizen, by
our sainted leader, Col. 'Georpo T. Balch. re
vised by his faithful Lieutenant, Capt. Wallace
Foster, upon whom has cortainly fallen hi3
mantel. Having carofully oxamined tho work,
I most heartily indorso it, trusting that wo
may bo ablo to sccuro its adoption as a toxt
book in ovory Stato and Territory.
"I furthor pray that wo may secure legisla
tive action iu tho employing o? only live, patri
otic teachers. I tell you what wo need 13 a
John Baptist in tho patriotic work. Sacrologe?
By no means ! With all ravorenco I ropeat wo
need, if ever a Nation did, a patriotic baptism
for our educators.
"I havo sounded them across tho continent,
and when I find a President of a Stato Normal
in ono State who excludes tho history of the
civil war from his work as unfit for his students,
who are to becomo tho trained teachers of tho
future, and in another part of tho country am
met by a High School Professor with tho ob
jection to the flag saluto that it is ' only fit for
primary room9,' and when I remind him that
the High School pupils aro soonest to becomo
our citizens aud voters, and furthor add that I
suppose in caso of war wo must look to the
primary grades for our defenders, find him
speechless; and whon in another Stato I am
told by a city Superintendent that ho ha3
adopted a Hag salute for 'ono day in tho year
I ropeat in tbnndor tones:
" ' Wo need a patriotic baptism for onr edu
cators.' "But courago, patience, my frionds and co
workers; I hear tho 'rustling among tho mul
berry troes!' Press right onward. 'Continual
droppings wear away tho atone,' and thi3 giant
bowlder will crumble before us.
"I was in attondanco at tho National Edu
cational Association at Denver, attended tho
National Council of Education and Kinder
garten Eound Table, and let mo a33uro you I
did not find this class of instructors in tho
ranks. Tho first named aro not tho live
toachcrs of tho Nation, and wore off on a Sum
mer vacation, whilo our educators, worthy tho
name, wero taking grand action along patriotic
"Our worthy President, Nicholas Murroy
Butler, and I would undorscoro tho worthy
until it may bo seen across tho continent, so
that ' they who run may read,' said to mo, 'I
hopo they will adopt tho Hag saluto; I havo it
daily in my work,' and gave mo a card of in
troduction to tho Chairman of Ecsolntion Com
mittee, thon in session. Tho patriotic outlook
is grand, but there is no need of action along
tho lines abovo mentioned.
" It is said : ' A word to tho wiso 13 sufficient.'
Aro we wise, or otherwise?
"In her article or Jan. 2, in The NATIONAL
Trirune, tho Boliof Corp3 Editor spoko or mo
as ono or tho first to adopt tho flag salute. Per
mit mo to tell you now I came by it.
"It was sent mo by ono of tho boys of tho
Indiana Eeform School, whom I was trying to
lift up by allowing him to writo me every threo
weeks. I having found him in jail at Logans
port, nnd persuaded him to tako tho Chil
dren's Loyal Legion pledge aud admitted him
to my Legion. I had from him a letter and
lovely printed program of exercises of Feb. 22,
1893, accompanied by tho printed address of
Capt. Wallaco Fostor in connection with flag
saluto, as taught them by him ; tho printing
tho work of tho boys.
"I immediately adoptod it in my kinder
garten as a daily exercise. Tho following
April it was adopted by Indiana W.E.G, and I
roceived nn appointment from our President,
Julia S. Conkliu, as member of tho first Patri
otic Committee, although I had never spoken of
tho matter to her. So it was from Capt. Wallaco
Foster, through tho Indiana Eeform School
boy, that I first recoivod it."
DEPARTMENT OF RHODE ISLAND.
Jn "Littlo Ehody," as elsowhero, W.E.C.
women aro awakening to tho fact that loyalty
menus not only looking after the temporal
welfare of the old soldiers and thoir dear ones,
but that it means an extension of tho vital
priuciplcs for which thoy staked their lives
Ehodo Island G.A.E. and W.E.G, as was tho
case with mo3t Departments of tho Grand Army
and their faithful auxiliary, had joint installa
tions, and in soma cases tho Sons of Veterans
installed thoir oflicors tho samo ovening.
Tobin Corps, 20, hold a joint installation
with thoir Post, Department Senior Yice
Prcsidont Ella F. Burt officiating for tho
Tobin Corps, with a membership of 21, per
formed a notable deed when, during tho holi
days, thoy visited tho Ehodo Island Soldiers'
Homo, carrying a box of candy, cako, and
fruit for each veteran, and entertaining them
with music aud recitations.
Babbitt Post and Corps and S. of V. hold a
triplo installation, followed by a Campfiro with
its attendant pleasures and collation.
Tower Post and Corps hold joint installation,
Department President Emily F. Fish officiating
for tho W.E.G Installation public, and a
largo audienco present.
Ives Post and Corp3 had joint installation
and collation, Department Secretary Julia P.
Nason conducting Corps service.
Past Department President Colia A. Kinyon
installed Bucklin Corps officers; Post and
Camp invited, and treated to clam chowder.
THE FLAG IN PENNSYLVANIA.
Jano S. Weed, Now Albany, Pa.. i3 onaof tho
activo Pennsylvania workers on boliair of patri
otic teaching, aud sho has distributed thou
sands or flag saluto rituals among tho teachers of
the district in which sho lives. Horson belongs
to tho Patriotic Order of tho Sons or America,
and has assisted in tho distribution.
Tho County Superintendent has declined to
act in tho matter or the flag saluto, but many
or tho teachers havo taken it up. Tho P. O.
S. of A. aro to placo a flag over ovory school
houso in Now Albany. .
ALL ALONG Tnn LINE.
Col. J. G O. Bediugtou gavo ono of his in
imitablo programs of speech, song, anecdoto
aud story in G.A.E. Hall, Cortland, N.Y.,
under tlio auspices of tho S. of V. A bcan-bako
Corps 109, Tyrone, Pa., attondod tho instal
lation of Post officers by invitation, and after
wards served u lunch to tho comrades all.
Past President Pharibeo Clubino installed
tho officers of Custor Corps; ElIaHooth, Presi
dent. Then Jonuio Irvino, on behalf of tho
Corps, presented Eosina Simpsou, rotiring
President, with a souvenir gold badge. Tho
presentation was replete with feeling and ap
Josio Beach, Press Correspondent of Butler
Corns, Luzerne, N. Y., newly instituted, writes
that the outlook is most favorublo ; President,
Sarah Beach. They gavo tho Post a surprise
suppor installation ovening.
Garfield Corps, 4, Covington, Ky enjoyed
joint installation with tho Post; Mary L. Eey
nolds officiating for tho Corps. Comrade Fales,
reporting, says : "Garfield Post is proud of its
live, patriotic Belief Corps."
Nollio M. Fletcher, Correspondent of Storor
Corps 6, Portsmouth, N. IS., of which Emma B.
Wendell is President, roports increasing in
torest, with applications for membership at
ovory mooting. Tho Corps has presented tho
Post with a signal Hag. Comrade Greene is
givinp freo lectures to Post and Corps on China
and Japan. Thoro was joint installation, with
Campfiro and supper. Tho officers or Custer
Corps, Leavenworth, Kan., woro installed
jointly with tho Post and S. or V. officers; Mrs.
II. E. Comstock, President.
Free to All Women,
I havo learned of a very simple home treatment which
Will rcuuiljr liu.um. i;..i..v wiun, miuiui ,u ivm.i. icri-
corrhoca, displacements or irregularities, and will cluilly I
Mud it It W toy luSiiisg woman. A J J' Mititl E. Uuih, Joiiit, IU '
EX-PRISONERS OF WAR.
A Circular from-tue National President In
Regard to tho Ilalnor Sill.
The National Association or Union
EX-PjSIS0NE23 or Wab.
Office of tiie President,
Minnehaha. Minn.. Jan. 15. 1896.
To Union Ex-Prisoners-of War, Greeting:
Comrades: Very early in the scsaloti of the
prc3ent Cougress a bill granting pensions to sol
diers and sailors confined in so-callod Confed
erate prisons was introduced by Hon. E. J.
Hainor, of Nebraska, a naeasuroso fafr and just
in its character that it will commend itself to
all Union Ez-Prisoner9 of War. Its provisions
aro identically what wero designed by the coni
mitteo having charge of a bill on tho part of tho
National Association, and it bay been deemed
best to avoid complication or division of tho
purpose and strength by uniting on tho Hainer
bill. Tho recommendation of tho committee
has received the unanimous approval of tho
Executive Committee, and tho Hainer bill,
known as II. E. 306, has, by inch action, been in
dorsed by the National Association, Union Ex
Prisoners of War. and should receivo the hearty
and earnest support of each Local Association
and ovory Un ion Ex-Prlsonor of War. The bill
is herewith printed in full for your informa
tion and guidance:
That tho Secretary of tho Interior bo, and
ho is hereby, authorized anil directed to placo
ontho pension roll tho names of each and all
officers, soldiers, sailors, and marines now sur
viving, who whilo in tho service of tho United
States and in the lino of their duty, wore taken
prisoners of war and 33 such confined in so
called Confederate prisons between the first day
of May, 1861, and tho first day of May, 1865;
and thero shall bo paid to every officor, soldier,
sailor, and marinoso placed on tho pension roll
the sum of $2 for each and every day ho was so
confined in any such prison; and, furthermore,
aud in additiou, such surviving prisoners of
war shall each recoivo tho sum of $12 for each
month during tho rcmaindor of his natural
Provided, That each pension shall in each
caso bogin from the data of tho passage of this
act and bo paid at the samo time and in tho
same manner .13 other pensions aro now paid:
Provided further. That this act shall not en
titlo any person to draw moro than ono pension,
but that such surviving prisoners of war as aro
entitled to and aro receiving a pension at the
timo of the passago of this act shall be entitled
to tho increaso of their pension which this act
may grant thorn, and in no event shall the fact
that n person is drawing a pension preclude him
from receiving tho full amount of said $2 per
day in addition to tho mouthly pension allowed
Wo havo waited long and patiently for this
legislation and recognition from Cougres3, and
if wo do not mako a vigorous effort it will ba
fartbor and probably indefinitely postponed,
and for that reason, and many others, wo
should do our utmost at this timo. Justice
and humanity demand it from tho hands of our
Government, which tho valor and sacrifices of
our comrades saved from dissolution aud made
its present grcatnes3 possible. To secure the
passage of this just measure should bo tho ob
ject of very Association of Union Ex-Prisonera
of War, as well as every individual comrade.
With combined effort this can be done, if all, in
dividually and collectivelywill earnestly urgo
members of Congress to favorably consider the
measure, and iu all reaaouablo ways solicit
public opinion in it3 behalf.
Tho following reasons may be urged, with
others that may suggest themselves, why our
claim is a just ono:
First. Wo were prevented from re-enlisting
and securing large bounties granted to
others, being held in service.
Second. We wero deprived of all opportunity
of securing promotion, whilo tho danger risk
was grearly increased, as shown by the mortal
ity in rebel prisons.
Third. 3Iost of tho prisoners when brought
into the Union line3 woro discharged or mus
tered out of tho service while yet broken in
health, causing them to ezpond large sum3 in
payment for -medical treatment, and los3 of
time incident to such debility.
These with many other facts, constitute a
claim which, if fairly presented beforo the peo
ple, will find a ready indorsement, and Con
gress will gladly confer a long-delayed bene
faction. Let tho comrades make known to their Eep
resontatives in Congresa what they expect.
Lotters from individuals and petitions and
resolutions from local organizations should bo
sent at once. Don't sent tbeso to Congress, but
to tho individual members and Senators, asking
them to support such a measure. Send the
National Secretary a copy of all resolutions
adopted by Local Associations.
No timo should bo lost in completing tho or
ganization of ox-pri30uor3 into Local Associa
tions wherever thero arc enough comrades in a
Town or County to form one, and when that is
not practicabfo every ex-prisoner should cause
his name to bo enrolled on tho books of tho
National Association as an individual member.
This is necessary to enable tho Association to
communicate with comrades quickly when any
thing of importance nrisc3 touching their in
terests. AH inquiries in regard to Local Asso
ciations, individual memberships, badges, but
tons, dues, etc., will be promptly answered by
Comrado Stephon M. Long, Secretary and
Treasurer, East Orange, N J.
Statistical errors appearing In tho manu
script, "A Keply to Jeff Davis's Article on Treat
ment of Prisoners of War," ourHistorian, Louis
E. Forte3cuo, has kindly undertaken tho re
vision of tho same, and that 13 an assuranco
that tho work will bo faithfully performed and
the book prepared for the public, perfected in
A final word of appoal : Do not neglect the
bill bororo Congress. Work diligently for its
passage. Earnestly secoud tho efforts of Hon.
E. J. Hainer, who i3 both earnest and hopeful
of success ; hut your efforts, individually aud
collectively, must bo added to his. YourProsi
dont is in communication with him, and is
being guided to a very groat extent, us is the
Executive Committee, by tho advico of Mr.
Hainer, who i3 excellently informed as to the
situation. At the proper timo the Executive
Committee will bo convened in Washington, D.
G Meantime, comrades, do your full duty as As
sociations and individuals; work unceasingly,
aud success will crown earnest endeavor. De
sorvo success by honestly striving to attain it.
Fraterually yours, Geo. W. Grant,
Official : Stephen M. Long, Secrotary.
WASniNGTOIN" IN LINCOLN'S TIME. By Noah
Brooks. Published by The Century Company,
New York. For sale by Robert Beull, 495 Penn
Bylvunin avcuuo, Washington. Price S1.25.
Lincoln literature seems to find great favor in
these days we hear as much about him as wo
did of Napoleon last year. It is good that it
is so, for he 13 our own great American hero,
and his history is tho history of our country
in the greatest struggle that tho Nation has
over mado. Lincoln, a citizen of Illinois, camo
to the Capital, assumed thoguidauco of tho Na
tion, and was its chief strategist, commanding
officer, statesman, philosopher, and friend, and
in everything tbat ho did was truth and honor
Noah Brooks was a newspaper correspondent
in Washington during tho civil war. Ho had
known the Presidontand his wife out in Illi
nois, and was received at the White' Houso as a
most welcome friend. Lincoln discussed freely
with him many of tho war and political topics
that wero bowildenug tho Nation. So Mr.
Brooks's reminiscences havo a living, personal
interest, and thoy are delightrully writton.
Every topic is touched lightly the chapters
arc hardly more than sketches of the men and
times but with apt phrases and easy language
ho carries tho reader with him in his walks
about tho Washington streets, or for an after
noon at Congress, or for a chat with tho Presi
dent in the evoumg. Thero aro sketches of
prominent men Chase, Secretary of the Treas
ury, and afterwards Chief Justice; James A.
Garfield, who was then a Kopresontative ;
Grant, who was a modest man,aud avoided tho
cheering, enthusiastic crowds who greeted him
in tho Capital; Shormau, Custer, and many
other men whoso names stand out brightly in
our history. Of Lincoln himself ho seems to
bo a truo admirer, and his descriptions of tho
Presidont whon ho awaited thenowsof tho vot
ing when ho was candidate for second term,
and tho accounts of tho crowd3 that fairly toro
the skies with tho loudness and enthusiasm of
their greetings; tho account of tho tragedy at
Ford's Theater; the description of tho solemn
city that had lost its great hero, thomonrnors
who passed through the Capitol to honor tho
dead Presidont, are all exceedingly strong,
and one who loves Lincoln must not miss theso
Thoro is a good deal of interesting gossip in
tho book about the way the darkies wero
treated in tho streets; about tho wedding at
tlio Capitol, aud about the doar, rascally Tad
and his pranks, and soma of Lincoln's apt
stories and anecdotes those stories so apt Mu
thoy aro becoming proverbs. Mr. Brook'
book is well worth the roa'dio. It is a ai,
terriblo chapter In our history that ho relate,
bat it is a powerful ono.
A DAUGHTER OF THE KTN'O. By Allt.
Published by P. Tnnyon Neey, Now York.
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An answor to " The Story of an-A frican Fana."
Over -100 manuscripts wore received in response
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story is laid in Now Zenlnnd, and many of tho
out-door pen pictures are beautiful. The charac
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ence, with her violin; tho rivals, Claudo and
Tom, the Rontle, truo-souled Eric, nnd tho busy
nowspaper man, Ralph Clinton. Thostory i of
this orphan girl adopted by Mrs. Arnold aad
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tho boys becomo men they fall in lovo with tha
girl, and Tom 13 loved in return. Claude falls ;
is seriously injnrod, and the doctors give him
no hopo of recovery. Ho selfishly insists on
Florence marrying him to make his fow-dylng
momonts happy. Tho mother, who ha3 been
fair to Florence all along, in her grief over hor
dying son, helps him to persuado tho girl, and
sho consents. Then tho sick man, Claudo,
recovers aud their troubles begin. Sho romain3
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THE SAINT NICHOLAS. For 1805. Pnbl!hel
by The Century Company, Union Square, New
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To put into tho hands of a boy or girl tha
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