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Progress of Preparations for Enter
tainment at Si. Paul
Tlio following synopsis of tlio week's official
program has been given out by i ho Citizens
Committee. Some crctiis will be added bi-fore
the Encampment opens, nd ibcie will be a
very elaborate program of uuollicial eveuts
from dav to day: -
Mondnv, Aur. 31. Arrival or Commander-in-t
hief Walker and staff. Reception to Cmn-niander-in-Chicf
and staff at National Head
quarters at b:3D p. in. General illumination of
the cnv. Itiliiitnal bicycle parado and display
on Sixth and other strrets ironi 8 to 10 p. in.
Reception by W.R.C., Department of Minnesota,
at Mate Capitol, 7 to 12 p. tu.
Tuesday. Spt. 1.-Parade of Naval Veterans.
10a. in. Reception to Ladies G.A.R.. Depart
nieiit or Minnesota, 3 to G p. in.. Bnwlby Hal .
Birvcle club contest lor cash prizes on Sixth
and other stteets at7 p. ui. Camptinsat Audi
toriumyjMtiimS.000.and iu other lame halls,
S p. in. Reunions al! day and evening in Court
house, and other plans. General Grand Army
mention 8 p. m. at Ladies HeMlquarterMiiul
along Summit avenue lor a half mile, nictations
prepar-d and decorated for the pnipose.
"Weduebdav. Sept. 2. Grand Army parade at
10 a. in. Eight divisions. FirM, iiivmion re-ting
on Western and Dayton avenues. Grand
Reviewing Stand at Smith Park. Reunions
nfternoons and evenings. Reception National
Pnbident Ladiis G.A.R., National Headquar
ters. Hotel Ryan, 8 to 10 p. iu. Reception to
Daus-liters oi Veteians, National Headquarters,
Hotel Rvan. 9 to 10:30 p. m. Reception Na
lional President Woman's Reliel Corps to Cmu-mander-in
Chief Walker at National Headquarter-.
Hotel Ryan. 8 to 10 p. ni. Regatta
on Mississippi River, .Minnesota Boat Club. 4
p. ni. Cainpfircs at Auditorium and other
places, S p. m.
Thursday, Sept. 3. National Encampment,
Grand Army of the Republic, at Auditorium,
10 a. iu. Parade National Guard Minnes.-ta.
8:30 a. in. Reunions during atternoon and
evening. Cumpfiies S p. m. at. Auditorium and
other places. Reception to nil vi-iiinu ladle
at Ladies' Headquarter, 2 to C p. in. Carnage
drive visiting ladies, startiug lrotu Ladus'
Headquarter 9 a. m.
Friday. Sept. 4. L-iko excursion to White
Bear, Daughters of Veterans and Loyal Home
Workeis, starting at hour to be fixed Isjter.
Lako excursions to delegates starting riuht
after clo-e of National Encampment, probably
noon. Reunions afternoon and evening. Camp
fires at Auditorium and other places, 8 p. in.
Reception to Daughters American Revolution,
to all women's patriotic societies at Ladies'
Headquarters, 3 to G p. m.
' Information Circular No. 1, issued by the
Citizens' Committee in July, so faras it referred
to the railway rales for the Grand Arn y En
campment in the Western Passenger Associa
tion, has led to some xuisuuderhUiidiug as to
what the actual rates, under certain circuui
EUnccs, will be. It has always been the cu-toui
of the railways to make a larger rate within a
radius of 250 miles from the Encampment city
than for the longer distances out.-He of such
radius. The rate tor the forthcoming 30th An
nual Encampment of the G.A.R. will be, within
the radius of 250 miles from St. Paul, one
regular first-class fare for the round trip,
limited by a maximum rate within that radius
of $5. From points in Eastern Committee ter
ritory (east of the Mi-soun River) outside of
the 250 mile radius, rates of one cent per mile
in each direction, provided that the rates Horn
the following gateways shall bo as follows or
the rouud trip! Atchison, $11; Chicago. $S;
Council BlufiV. $S; East St. Louis; 12.50;
Kausas City, $12; Leavenworth, $11.50; Mil
waukee. $7; Peoria, $9.50; Omaha, $2.50; St.
Joseph, $10; St. Louis. $12.75; Sioux City, $7.
West of the Missouri, in the Western Pas
Ecngcr Association territory, through rates will
be one first-class fare for the rouud trip. See
gateway rates above. An effort is being made,
anaitts expected that it will be successful, to
change the date of selling-tickets within the
250-miJo'radiup, from Sept. 1, 2, and 3 to Aug.
31 and Sept. 1 and 2. This will enable visitors
to arrive in St. Paul Monday, Aug. 31, in time
for the iuitial ceremonies.
Chairman Fred Richter, of (he Reunion Com
mittee of the Citizens' G.A.R. Committee, has
arranged for several more Reunions. The Re
union of the First Brigade, First Division of
the Ninth Corps, will be held at 350 Cedar
Etrect at noon, Sept. 3. The regiments belong
ing to the brigade are the 37th and 3Sth Wir.,
the 51st Pa., the 109th N. Y., and the 8th and
On Sept. 1 the following regiments will hold
Reunions in Court Room No. 5, in tlio Court
"liouse: 1st, 2d, and 3d Wis. batteries, IGth and
42d Ohio. 33d and 49th Ind.,22d Ky..25ih I ml.
Iu A.. Battery E. 1st Mich. L. A., Battery Nine,
1st Ohio L. A., Co. I), Veteran Reserve Corps.
The IGth Wis. will hold its Reunion in Court
Room No. 3 on Sept. 3. The 79th Ohio will
meet at the rooms at the Lincoln Club on Sept.
L Chairman Richter is preparing a roster of
Reunions, which will contain all tho Reunions,
with the places where they will be held and
the hour. It will be issued within a few days.
Camp 1, S. of V., held a very enthusias
tic meeting last week. Addresses were made
by several prominent G.A.R. men, who outlined
the work expected of the Sons of Veterans dur
ing the Encampment. Among the speakers
were Gen. E. C. Mason, Col. A. Scheffer, Maj.
Espey, Capt. H. A. Castle, Capt. Mahan, H. F.
Stevens, Dr. Whitcomb, and C. W. Horr. Gen.
Mason said the Sons of Veterans would be ex
pected to act as an escort to tho Naval Veter
ans in the big parade, and also to take charge
of the Daughters of Veterans. Tho Sons ol
Veterans will also have charge of tho Home
It is expected that there will bo at least 1,500
of them at the Encampment, The Sons of Vet
erans have planned an excursion to White Bear
for the members of the latter organization on
Tuesday, Sept. 1, where an aquatic program
will be carried out by the Minnesota Junior
lacht Club. Other forms of amusemeuta will
also bo arrauged.
The First Baptist Churcli Company of the
Boys' Brigade has tendered its services to tho
Ladies' Committee of the G.A.R. as an infor
mation corpn and for guard duty prior to ami
during the Encampment. The boys entered
upon their tervice on Aug. 17, and from that
date until the opening of the Encampment
pioper a Fquad will be detailed each day to act
rb Orderlies and to assist in decorating the
Headquarters at the Kittson Mansion. Dur
ing the Encampment the entire company, 30
Etrong, will be on duty as guardr. Orderlies,
and as an information corps. The boys will bo
on duty every day from Aug. 17 to Sept. 7. ex
cept Sunday. Aug. 23. The officers of the com
pany arc: Capt., E. M. Van Duzcc, jr.; Lieut.,
Ralph Hazcuwmkle; First Serg't, Frank Fer
Secretary Pinncy has received a letter
from Col. George P. Eclley, of Tracey, Minn".,
Commander of the Minnesota Divu-ion of tho
Bous of Veterans, accepting the invitation of
the Committee to take part in the Naval Vet
erans' parade Sept. 1. Col. Kelley elates in his
letter that there will probably be six companies
of tho Minnesota Divibion present, and that
they are willing to do anything which the
Committee may wish. He also aks that a por
tion of Camp Masuu be set aside for their use.
They will bring their own tents and a part of
the camp ground will be devoted to their camp.
The Reunion of tho JIccimcnt.il Association
of the Gih Minn, will be held at 10 a. in. Sept. 1,
at the State Capitol, St. Paul. The Minnesota
Volunteer Association will march to the corner
of Seventh and Cedar streets, where tlio street
cam win convey mem to i-ort bnelMug. A re
ception will be given by Comrade Page. Colonel
of the Third United Slates Infantry, aUo dress
parade, drill, and concert by the band. Tho
different regiments, it is expected, will there
form a Minnesota Veteran Association. Gov.
Ramsey aud others will be present.
Survivors of the Army of the Frontier Wil
son's Creek, Pea Ridge, and Prairie Grove
will meet at tho Courthouse in St. Paul on
Tuesday aud Wednesday, Sept. 1 aud 2. Cora
rades are tcqucstcd "to take notice and give
publicity, that a'largc-crowd may be present.
W.E. Minshall, 20ib Wis., of George II. Thomas
Post, 5, Ciiicago, ill., will bo pleased to hear
coin all comrade&'who expect to be present.
MA J. ROEMER.
The Passing Away of a Gallant Old Artil
leryman. Another of tho old heroes has been trans
ferred to i ho great majority on the other side.
Maj. Jacob Roomer, tho commander of one of
the most famous batteries in our civil war, died
last week at his home in Flushing, Long Is
land, and whs buried on Saturday, July 18,
with all military honors. When his death be
came known tho flag was placed at half-mast
en all public buildings nnd the State Armory
of the 27th Separate Company; also on many
private residences. This battery was actively
engaged in 57 battles and em-aicctiients, and
lought from Cedar Creek to Vicksburg, and
from there to the Tennessee campaign. aifd
crowned itself with glory at the siege of Knox
vilie. At tho close of this campaign it was
oidered North, and joined tho Army of the Po
tomac, under Gen. Grant, and fought through
the Wilderness. Spottsylvania, Cold Harbor,
and Petersburg campaign to tho close of tho
war. On April 3, Ibtio. the last shot was fired
on that, city by Mj. Roenier in person. There
being no response, he ordered no more firing, and
n a short time n was discovered mat tue con
federates had evat-uattd the place.
It was at the siege of Knozvillo that Roenier
won great honors. Fort Sanders was tho key
to the position held by our forces under Gen.
Burnside. It was thought impossible to hold
the place, and preparations were made for a
retreat. Roemer's battery, with Benjamin's,
occumed Furt Sander-, and this was tbu main
object of Gen. Lorn-street's vigorous attaeks,
and Gen. Feirero sent an order to Roemer to
spike his guns, shoot his hoises, and getaway
with his men. This order ho deliberately re
fused to obey, and, calling his men around
him. announced his intention of holding tlio
foit to the last man. They replied with a
shout. Mid every man took his place to do or
die, Long-treet soon charged, but was- driven
back Witn ternblo lo.ss. Another and another
followed, and wiih the same result. During
these charge, so close at times were the com
batants, thai Runner cut tho lu-es of his shells
tol5ecmlK,aud t rew them over the works by
hand among the rebels. '1 ho carnage was ter
ribie, but Rt.einer and his heroic band fought
uuuismayed, and, to the surprise ol Gen. Burn
Mde. belii the position, and there was no re
treat. In this battle the 79th N. Y. took an
active part. In complimenting Roenier Gen.
Burnside oidered that the flag which waved
over the lort should bo presumed to Roemer,
saying that -'the man who had so bravely de
fended it should pnsress iu"
This flwg, kniiwii as the Knnxvillc flag, has
covered the coflin of every member of the bat
tery that has died since, and la-t it covered
the remains of the heio to whom it was
awarded. Had he not succeeded ho would
have been cuiirt-utartialed for Uisubcdieuce of
otdeis and losing his guns.
Maj. Koeuier was woufided seven times, one
of which never healed. Tho Surgeon de
manded that tho leg be amputated, but ho
threatened to shoot the fir.-t ono who ap
proached with a knile aud saw, an i olhcially
naed ihe leg, but it was a source of pain and
misery at linns, and to the day of his death
had to be dressed d any. He Was possessed of
great vitality, ami iu pite ol wounds and ago,
be managed to get around about as lively as
well tmn. A pleasant leature of the funeral
was the attendance ol (Jen. Franz Sigel, under
wtitise command he fought his first baitle at
Cedar CreeH, and next at the second battle of
Buil Run, and whose friendship he iiad en
joyed evertdnce. Tnero aro now but three of
the old field comrades ol the .Mnj-ir's left Gen.
bigel. Col. Tread well, and .Maj. Curtis Brackett,
the latter ol whom was unavoidably absent.
Tile funeral .was attended by Geo. Hunts
man Post, 50, Commander Btown. and ty largo
delegations i mm every Po-t iu Queens County.
New York aud Brooklyn wereai-o represented.
The 27th Separate Company. National Guard,
attended in full uniform, and funned the fir
ing squad at the grave. Rev. ,Dr. Smith, Epis
copal, officiated at the house, and al the grave
the litual ol the Giand Army of the Republic
was efieetivcly performed by the officers of the
P'-st. After the volley over the grave, "lights
out" was blown by the bugler of tho U. S.
Army at Willett's Point, and tho bravo old
hero wasleit alonu iu his glory.
THE GRAND AHMY.
What fs Being: Hone by tlio, Veterans for the
Good of tlie Urder.
Headquarters of tho Department will be es
tablished at Ho el Ryan, St. Paul, Tuesday,
Sept. 1. where officers of the Department, Past
Department Commanders, Representatives to
National Encampment, Post Commanders, aud
Aids will report.
Iowa I-X-I'risotiers of" War.
The Iowa Union Ex-Prisoners of War Asso
ciation will bold a monster Campfirc in a large
ten: on the State Fair Grounds at Des Moines,
on Tuesday, Sept. 8. 'I his is ''Soldicis' Day." at
which time all veterans will be admitted free.
Secretary J. J. StUckey, Des Moines, is busily
engaged in preparing an excellent program,
aud it is expected that from 3,000 to 5,000 old
soldiers will be present.
Slihstateincnts in a History.
EniTOit Natjokal Tuibune: I wish
through your valuable paper tc call atten
tion to a gross error I find irTtlie United
States HiMory now used in the public
schools of Ohio nnd Indiana concerning;
operations about Chattanooga, Tenu., in the
Fall of 1HG3. On page 300, paragraph 543,
after staling that Gen. Giani was placed iu
command of the three Department! of the
Ohio, the Teuueshee, aud the Cumberland,
"He (Grant) arrivedjit Chattanooga, Oct.
23, and in five days threw open the r-ad to
Nashvilie, by wlrch abuudanl supp ies
reached the starving. National troops. As
the first ptovision-traiu steamed into the
station soldiers, sick with hunger, thronged
to embrace the very locomotive, as if it had
been a living fr end.1'
Only the (statement that Grant arrived
Oct. 23 is correct ; the remainder is fiction.
Oil Geu. Grant's arrival, Oci. 23, he took
immediate steps lo carry out Gen. .Rose
crnns'M plan for clearing Die river of jCou
federa'e obstructions to navigation, and in
live d ys the hiuall steamers Dunbar and
Blue Wing were plying between Bridgeport
and Chattanooga, a distance of 55 miles by
the river. I was present for duty through
it all, and I aitert that we had bcarcely felt
the piuch of hunger at the date given in the
history. Our chief hupply came by wagons
over the mountain roads from Bridgeport.
Soon after the hatile of ilistouary Ktdge,
Nov. 25, the rebel Gen. Wheeler got to our
rear with a large foice of cavalry and de
stroyed a tram of 500 loaded wagons. From
that time on we Buffered hunger. It was a
common thing for us tq draw three days'
ratiOu-, eat them in one day, and fat until
the next draw. Winn the first provisioti
tiaius steamed in, Jan. 24, 1EG4, there had
been no it-sue of rations since the 20th, and
nian3 had been absolutely without food for
With all honor to Gen. Grant, I object to
history acribing to him acis wh eh he did
not do, and which we of the Army of the
Cumberland know it was impossible to do
in the time given.
If 1 have made any misstatement I will
be glad to have sonic comrade correct me.
A. B. CoNMHT, Co. E, 37jh Iud., Camp
A. New riant that Cures Asthma.
Medical Science at last reports a positive
cure lor Asthma in tho wonderful Kola Plant,
a uew botanical discovery found on the
Con no River, West Africa. JtB cures are
really marvelous. Rev. J. L. Combs, of Mar
tinsburc, W. Va., writes that it cured him of
Asthma of fifty years' standing, and lion. L.
G. Ciute, of Greeley, Iowa, testifies that for
three years he had to sleep propped np iu a
chair, being unable to lie down night or day.
The Kola Plant cured him at once. To make
tho mutter furc, these aud hundreds of other
cures aro sworn to before a uotary public. So
great is their faith in its wonderful curative
powcrB, the Kola Importing Co., of 11(14 Broad
way, New York, to make it known, isflendinc
out lartre cases of the Kola compound free to all
sufferers from Asthma. All they ask in return
is that when cured yourself you will tell your
neighbors about it. Send your name and' ad
dress on a postal card aud they will send you
a large case by mail free. It costs you nothing,
and you thould surely try it.
THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE:
THE RELIEF CORPS,
Gleanings from National. Head'quaT
tcis Notes from Departments.
HAND ARMY HONOBED
Reception Tendered by the Woman' Relief
Corps lo Commander-in-Chief Walker and
His Official Staff-Gor. Matthews, of In
diana, Speaks for the Brave Women of the
War, and Thinks tho Work for the Soldier
and Ills Dependents Just Bej;uu.
G.A.R. AND W.H.O.
Tho following invitations have been issned
by National President Lizabeth A. Turner to
tho W.R.C. receptiou in honor of Commauder-in-Chief
Yon aro cordially invited to bo present
tendered by the -
TOMAN'S RELIEF COR
IVAN N. WALKER,
Commander-in-Chief, Grand Army of tho Ro-
public, and his official staff,
ITotel Ryan, St. Paul, Minn.,
Wcduesday evening, Sept. 2, 1896.
8 to 10 o'clock.
Lizabeth A. Tuiineb,
National President, Woman's Relief Corps. '
Bobton, Mass., July 25, 189G. "
INDIANA SOLDIERS' nOME.
Gov. Matthews, of Indiana, Rejoices That a
Place Mas lJeen Made for Wives and
At the dedicatory services of the Indiana
SoldiorV Home it was a matter for general con
gratulation that the iloosier State, in providing
a Home for tlio veterans, did not forget to make
a place Tor the wives, mothers and widows.
Gov. Matthews, in his address accoptitm the
Home n belnilfof Indiana, dwelt particularly
upon this, as did Gen. Carnahau, President of
the Iiii:rTd, at the. same time commending tho
Woman's Relief Corp9, so lamely instrumental
in founding the Homo with its present features.
Lit Semens Hadfey, Chairman of tho Com
mittee on Patriotic Teaching of Marsh B.
Taylor Corns, Lafayette, J nd., near which the
Indiana Soldiers' Home is situated, sends notes
of interest, additional to those already printed
from tho pen of Department Correspondent
Eliza J. Crisler.
Gov. Matthews believed that the work on
behalf of the Home had only begun, and iu
commending the Hoard he said: ' May you in
your guaidiaiiibip be animated by a spirit of
firm yet gentle justice, a tender humanity and
a high conception of your responsibility both
to your Slate and to those undor your care.
May you never forget that you are representa
tives of a grateful people, who in this way ex
press their gratitude' to the bravo men who
laced the dangers of the battlefield for them
mid their children and for the preservation of
their liberty and their Government.
" ludi-iua does not do this, for merocharity,
but iu the partial payment of an obligation,
which can never be fully paid so long as one
of these veterans, the wile, the mother or the
widow may need the care of a grateful people
in their helpless age.
"It is to mo a source of great prido to. give
just recognition to those who, in tho quiet of
tho home, suffered agonies through terrible
days of war. They may not have fallen
wounded on the battlefield, they may not pain
fully have dragged along the weary lines of
march or suffered beneath the pitiless storms
of camp or cannonade, yet. I ask you, who can
mca-uro their .suspense and anxiety as in the
quiet of the home they waited for news from
the front, or for 4 he return of those who never
came back. God alone, in his mercy, can
meahiire -uch suffering of tho human heart.
'I want to say that no more pleasant duty
came to me to perform during my administra
tion as Governor of Indiana than when 1 took
my pen aud signed my name in approval of tho
Soldiers' Home bill."
PATKIOTIC TEACHING AID.
In accordance with the wish of educators.
Comrade Redington will devote the Acme
Haversack, Syracuse, N. Y., hereafter entirely
to Patriotic Teaching. The new and beautiful
title page of the Haversack is itself a patriotic
A booklet of sample songs and literature will
be mailed free, and should be put into the hands
oi every teacher at the Institutes, as well as on
the opening of tho Fall term of the schools.
Slightly reduced in size, the price will be 10
cents per number, or $1 per doze.ii ; 30 cents for
the four numbers of a year. In clubs of 12, 25
cents per year.
DKPAItTMENT OF -MASSACHUSETTS.
Cora Day Young. Past National Senior Vice
President, accompanied her husband, Gen.
Chailes L. Young, to Boston, where they have
been the guests of friends. Mrs. Young is a
daughter of the late Dr. Albert Day, a noted
Boston specialist, whose family still resides iu
Department Secretary Mary E. Elliot, of
Massachusetts, has been spending part of her
vacation with friends in Portland, Me.
The time of outings and picnics is not past,
yet preparations for Winter havo already be
gun. Corps 102, Weymouth, comes first, with
a fair the second week in November. Post and
Corps havo renovated and newly carpoted their
Emily L. W. Waterman, Department Senior
Vice-President, has been a guest of friends in
Milford, when, escorted by G3 members of the
Corps, eho enjoyed a delightful outing at
Post 4G and Corps 106. Fall River, have en
joyed a union exclusion to Rocky Point iu the
DKPAItTMENT OP ILLINOIS.
Department Correspondent Etta W. Tanner,
Olney, varies the usual Relict Corps accounts
of atduous undertakings for replenishing relief
funds by an account of the niurristgo of Dora
Preston, President of Corps 135, Minier, to
Otto Ogdeu, at the home of the bride's parents.
The bride was very beautiful in her summery
attire, and a largo number of relatives and
friends were present to witness the ceremony.
Congratulations have been numerous from all
her acquaintances, associates, and friends.
Department Inspector Jennie Brass and Mrs.
Ro-o Clark, of Cnicngo, have been the guests of
Department President McCauley. Our corre
spondent was among tho friends invited to
meet them at tea.
DKPAnTMENT OF NniJKASKA.
Relief Corps Day at the North Nohraska Re
union, Neligh, is said to havo been tho best
feature of the Reunion. Department Presi
dent Condon was present, and delivered an ad
mirable address. She also attended the North
western Reunion at Bordeaux, of which wo
have favorable reports.
Fairchild Cor3, 34, has been instituted at
Harvard by Emily O. Dilworth ; President,
Celia A. Hurd. At the first regular meeting
of Fairchild Corps, a few days later, a reception
was held in honor of Department President
Condon and Past Department President Dil
worth. Tho Post was invited in, and a few
delightful hours spout. There were well
spread tables and inspiring music by tho Har
vard Cornet Baud.
Farragut Corps, 10, Lincoln, continue their
active work in all lines of Relief Corps activi
ties. Numerous relief visits are reported, and
tangible help extended. An extensive lawn
fete was planned, which inclement weather
changed to an indoor entertainment. A sew
ing circle has been doing excelleut work.
The Grand Army, Relief Corp?, and S.of V.
of Ayr united iu a grand celebration of tho
glorious Fourth. A flag drill by 12 little boys
and girls, led by a member of Herron Corps,
was a feature of tho day.
Herron Corps is uow discussing a series of
papers presented by Corps members. The first
was on '-Our Boys," and tho latest, "Our
Girls." Emma J. Miller, correspondent, says
the interest is great, and adds: "We find in
this way that we have materials to work with
that wo had been unable to see before.
The Corps at Alma reports a thorough house
cleaning and renovation, aud that they aro
now as happy as 10 housewives could be. This
Corps reports a pleasant day at Orleans Chau
tauqua, where they had the pleasure of meet
ing Department President Condon and other
prominent representatives of the G.A.R. aud
T. K. Warren Corps, Gibbon, -which united
with Port and a of V. Iu Memorial Day ar
WASHINGTOBP). 0., THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 189.
rangements, are accorded much praise for suc
cessfully carrying out "Columbia's Memorial,"
and for bringing the, boys and glrla into this
exercise, and the general observances of the
day. The Corns of North Platte, having ac
quitted themselves "nobly on Memorial Day,
when all soldiers and their families were in
vited to a freo dinner, 'after exorcises of an
elaborate character had bceu carried out, have
been interesting themselves in the District Re
union and Irrigation Fair. -
A RELIEF COUPS, FIONEEIt.
On a recent Summer afternoon there was a
notable gathering of fair women and bravo
men at Odd Follows Hall, Union Square, Sum
merville, Mus3.-.assembled there by Willard C.
Kingsley Corps, 21, to do honor to their first
President, Miss Mary EI. Elliot, who has served
continuously as au officer of Corps or Depart
ment since 1879.
Mary E. Elliot.
Mary" E. Elliot, Department Secretary of
Massachusetts, is a lineal descendant of Joseph
Elliot and John Hicks, Revolutionary soldiers
who lost their lives in defeuso of their country
and a sister of CliarlcsD. Elliot, of Summer
ville, an Engineer of tho Nineteenth Corps.
Her work on behalf of tho Union soldier be
gan when she was an organizer of Willard J3.
Kinsley Corps, Independent, March, 1879.
Miss Elliot compiled tho ritual and was tho
first President; but in 18S2 the Corps through
her efforts was reorganized and became a part
of the Department of Massachusetts, W.R.C.
Sho served as a Delegate to National Conven
tion, Minneapolis, 1881, and has participated in
every subsequent National Convention, twice
as Assistant National Secretary aud repeatedly
as moiubor of tho Press Committee.
In 1885, upon the resignation of Sarah E.
Fuller, Department Secretary of Massachusetts,
to accept the otlico of National President, Miss
Elliot was chosen her successor by Department
President M. Susie Goodalc', and so efficiently
aud conscientiously has sho discharged her
duties that she has been chosen by each suc
ceeding President to this responsible and oner
ous position. Her annual reports arc models of
systematic and uccurate work.
But it is not iu routine work, excellent, as it
i5, that Miss Elliot's patriotic zeal finds its best
expression. As a writer for the Boston news
papers she has done much to popularize and
disseminate Relief Corps work. As spoaker at
Camp fires and on Memorial Days her services
are always at command. She has been an
earnest worker in the Ladies' Aid" Association
of tho Soldiers' Home, aud as Chairman of
Kinsley Corps Committee on Patriotic Teach
ing sho has been insCrumoijtal in introducing
the flag saluto into tho schools of Summerville.
Sho was active in the formation of Bunker
Hill Chapter, Daughters of the American Revo
lution, and is a member of the Pilgrim Fathers'
Association and numerous other societies and
Miss Elliot is ono of tli03.e modest, quiet, un
assuming workers who go steadily forward per
fecting their work and multiplying their ac
tivities, while others are stopping to talk over
what thoy should do; representative, in fact,
of the rank and filq; of u splendid body of
women who, seeking nothing for themselves,
but everything for tlio cause they serve, con
stitute to-day the bone and sinew of tho
Woman's Relief Corps?
The closing stanzas1 of a. poem read at the
reception given in her holior by John E. Gil
man, Junior Vice-Commander. Department of
Massachusetts, G.A.R., indicate the hearty es
teem in which Mis Ellirit is held not only by
her associates in tho Relief Corps, but by tho
comrades of tho Grand A'nnyof Massachusetts:
Mary, 'mongst these loyal women.
You've been long a tdiiuing light,
And you merit well the tribute
They have tendered you to-night.
Yon have won it by tbeservlco
That you rendered to your Corps,
When you bore its many burdens,
Iu the struggling duya of yore.
By your strict regard to duly
Iu the blub itod honored place,
Which you fill with so uiiieli talent,
So much modesty and grace.
By your bright, fraternal speeches,
Gems of silvery eloquence.
Lifting up our thoughts to heaven
Aud a gracious Providence.
By your chnrity. which never
Knilud n comrade when in need.
Seeking out the poor and lowly,
SlaikiiiK not his race or creed.
By your loyally to country.
To the men Hint made it free,
To tbu tK that fToati above ua,
You have won our fealty.
Hence we join in paying homage
Unto you, our honored guest.
Hence we pray our Heavenly Father
That you be forever blest.
E. M. Stanton Post and Corps, Lead, S. D.,
assisted by Custer Post aud Corpt, S. of V. and
tho loyal citizens of tho place, royally enter
tained the ninth annual Reunion of tho Soldiers
and Sailors' Home, S. D. Numerous soldiers
aud citizens of distinction were iu attendance,
also Department President Adelia Hale Connor
and other prominent W.R.C. women.
The United States cavalry from Fort Moade
added interest to the Reunion. Those in at
tendance were very much impressed by the
fine soldierly bearing of thc8th Cav. Tho 10th
annual Reunion will ho held June, 1807, at
Belle Fourchc, and judging from the interest
attending the ninth Reunion, without parallel
in tho History of the Black Hills, the attendance
will he very large. Mary Glover, reporting tho
Reunion, says that Relief Corps work is extend
ing rapidly in the Black Hill country, and that
the interest is increased since the Department
President was chosen from that region.
Corps havo been organized in several towns,
and others aro forming. E. M. Stanton Corps,
3, Load, though only a few months old. num
bers 50 momhers, and a recent entertainment
given by the young women of the Corps added
a uugget of $144.40 to the Corps treasury.
TLUMA L. COWLES. -
One of tho important reports to come before
National Convention will bo that of Pluma L.
Cowles, Secretary of the National Relief Corps
Home Board. These reports aro always looked
Mrs. Pluma L. Cowles.
forward to with great interest, as tho National
Relief Corps Homo has demonstrated thoability
of the .Woman's Relief Corps to project and
successfully manage large business enter
Without anticipating tho report, which this
year will show more conclusively than ever
the beneficence of tho National Woman's, Relief
Corps Home in furnishing friends, comfort,
shelter and sympathy to tho wives, mothers,
sisters and widows of soldiers, just a word
about the Secretary.
Pluma L. Cowles was ope of the animating
spirit la founding the Woman's Belief Corps
Home. The National Pension and Relief Com
mittee had. In the coarse of their operations,
discovered the aecessity of such an Institution,
and issued a call for propositions for a building
site; but without the prompt and active co
operation of Pluma L. Cowles, in coming for
ward with a proposition from the citizens of
Geneva and MarHson, O., to donate the build
ings of an abandoned educational institution,
the project would bavo been a long time near
ing completion, if, indeed, anything would over
have come of it.
Groat opportunities bring forth gTeat women,
will soon bo an added maxim to the hoarded
wisdom of thoages. Pluma L. Cowles deserves
tho credit of boing designated the groat woman
of the National Relief Corps Homo project.
Pluma L. Cowles is of New England parent
age. Her grandfather served through the
Revolution, and her father, William R. Jacques,
was au ae!75 worker for the abolition of
slavery. Her father and mother removod from
Connecticut to Chautauqua County, N. Y-.
where she was born Oct. 20, 1839. Iu 1817
tho family settled in Geneva, O.
The daughter was sent to Oborlin College,
whoro she recoived her education, and in 1863
was married to Edwin R. Cowles, a bravo
soldier of tho 105th Ohio, who rendered heroic
service during tho war, survived soriou3
wounds at Atlanta, and is now ono of tho
leading church aud business men of Genova.
Pluma L. Cowles's Relief Corp3 work began
when Bowers Corps, 141, was instituted nt
Geneva, in 1888. of which sho was tho first
President, serving three years, and helping to
build up ono of the largest and most useful
Corps in Ohio. Sho was Chairman of the Coni
mitteo that tarried through the project of se
curing and presenting tho site of tho National
Woman's Relief Corps Homo, which she did
at soventli National Convention, held at Mil
waukee, 1889. In 1890 tho Homo was dedicated.
When tho State of Ohio appropriated $5,000
for building an Ohio Cottago on tho grounds
of the National Homo, Mrs. Cowles was ap
pointed by the Governor a member of the
Construction Board. This cottago was com
pleted in 1892.
Eighth National Convention, W.R.C., elected
Pluma L. Cowles a member of the Homo Board
for four years, and at tho end of that period
she was re-elected for the five-years term. Be
fore tho appointment of a Superintendent of
the Homo, in addition to her labors as Secre
tary, she received anil accounted for all dona
tions and supplio3.
It was through her instrumentality that tho
fuuds for a monument were collected in mem
ory of an Army Nurso who rests in a Kentucky
graveyard, which monument was placed there
by Union soldiers acting through her advico.
Secretary Cowles )i:ls given up her entire
timo to her desk and Relief Corps Home super
Vision. Her correspondence with Departments
and applicants for admission is very volumin
ous. She audits hills and books, and reports to
tho Chairman of tho Board. One of her pleas
antest duties is to mail rcmittancss to needy
Army Nurses outside the Home.
Department President Mary E. McCauley, of
Illinois, is a Iloosier by birth, born in Peru,
Ind., 1852. Sho was the youngest child of Ira
and Isabello Mendenhall, pioneers of Miami
County, prominent in tho Abolition movement
and stanch adherents of Methodism. On both
sides of the house her graudsires were Revolu
Her education was received at the Methodist
College at Fort Wayne. In 1869 she removed
with her parents to Illinois, and in 1870 was
married to Richard M. McCauley, member of
an influential family of Richland County, now
a protniuent lawyer, active in civic and public
Mr Mi, -,
Mary E. McCauley.
Judge McCauley, for he has won that dis
tinction at tho bar, served in the 98th III., en
listing with -three brothers in 1862. Thi3 regi
ment constituted a part of tho famous Wilder's
Brigade. Three of the brothers returned and
one lies buried at Stoue River.
Comrade and Mrs. McCauley have two sons
and two daughters. One 'of the daughters,
Myrtle B. McCauley,, is Department Secretary
of Illinois, and tho other, tho youugest, is her
father's private secretary.
President McCauley is a charter member of
Eli Buyer Relief Corps, Olney, instituted May,
1895, of which sho has always been an active
worker, serving as President, Secretary, and
Treasurer. In Department work sho has been
equally prominent, having served Illinois two
years as Department Inspector and three years
as Department Treasurer. To the latter office
she was each time elected unanimously, and
declining a fourth term was sent as Delegate-at-Largo
to Thirteenth Natioual Convention
At the Illinois Convention, held in Cairo
May last, she was, by unauimous vote, made
ALL ALONG THK LINE.
The Proceedings of 12th Annual Convention,
Department of Minnesota, W.R.C, constitute a
neat volumoof 184 pages, tho frontispiece bear
ing an excellent half-tone portrait of Past De
partment President Lodusky J. Taylor.
Headquarters, Department of Connecticut,
W.R.C., at St. Paul will be established at 197
East Ninth street; Cordelia A. Blakeman, De
partment Senior Vice-President, Chairman of
tho ReceptionComjnUtee; Louise II. Arnold,
Headquarters Department of Vermont,
W.R.C, will be established at the Clarendon
Hotel, St. Paul; M. Louise Putnam, Depart
At an open session of C. W. Crocker Corps,
Auburn, N. Y., Post, Sons of Veterans, and
friends in attendance, Sarah C. Nichols, Past
Natioual President, made an earnest plea on
behalf of tho Relief Corps Home at Oxford.
Julia Stevens, Corp3 Correspondent, reports a
delightful ovening, with musical and Jiterary
exercises and speeches by the comrades.
The Department of Illinois proposes to build
a monument to tho memory of Emiiy Lippin
cott, an Army Nurse, and this will be in the
shape of a Lippiucott Memorial Cottage at the
Illinois Soldiers and Sailors' Home grounds at
Quincy. Helen F. Bristol, of Quincy, has been
mado Chairman of the Building Committee.
The veterans of the Soldiers' Homo have volun
tarily deposited $1,600 with Superintendent
Kirk wood for this purpose.
Department President Mary E. McCauley, of
Illinois, while on a visit to Quincy was given a
banquet by the Corps.
There wa3 a large attendance of the G.A.R.
and W.R.C. Soldiers' Day at the Centennial,
Wooster, O. The Relief Corps of Orrville,
LucyS. Hamilton President, wore iu atteud
ance. Goes Him Two Better.
Editor National Tribune: I see in
your-issne of July 9 the war record of the
Cole family of Poweshiek County, Iowa. I
can go him two better. My father, Anson
Stark, of Lyme. N. IT., enlisted in Co. H, 11th
N. II.; W. D. Stark, the oldest son, in Co. B,
19th Wis.; Nathan B., the second, in Co. G,
IstVt. Cav.; David C, Co. H, 11th N. H.;
Harrison A., Co. E, 3d N. H., and Edward
H., Co. C, 7th N. H. The two youngest
were killed, the second and third were
wounded. The oldest, being a musician,
came out whole ; the father came out broken
down in health. W. D. Stabk, Co. B, 19th
WiB., Sparta, I1L
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Meetings and Other Matters Pertaining
to Various Organizations.
L. H. Pros-Jor, WykofT, 3Iinn. Eennfon 33d
III. at law office .of J. W. Straight, 3:28 Robert
street, St. Paul, Minn., Wednesday morning,
Sept. 2, at 9 o'clock a. m.
W. D. Crandall, Historian, 1101 Olivo street,
St. Louis, Mo. Reunion Society of Survivors of
Mississippi River Ram Fleet and Marine Bri
gade, iu Fire and Marino Jnsurauco Buildiug,
St. Paul, Sept. 3, at 9 a. m.
Tho Lenawee County Soldiors and Sailors'
Reunion was held at Duerfield, Angll, with a
good attendance. Tho welcoming address was
delivered by President B. Stansbury; prayer
by Rev. Stophous; oration by Hon. L. H. Sals
bury, who dealt with the constitutional evil of
slavery, and believed that God raised up Abra
ham Lincoln as the special instrument of free
dom. The next meeting will bo held at Uliss
field, on the second Tuesday in August, lb97.
Officers wero elected as iollow3: Pres., J. D.
Smead, Blissfield ; Sec, Capt. M. H. Bectnis,
Deerfield ; Troas., H. M. Parker, Bhssfield.
A. T. Jenkins. Secrotary, Sullivan, 111. At
tho second annual Reunion of our Brigade As
sociation, hold in the city of Louisville, Ky.,
on Sept. 12, 1893, a committee of three, consist-'
injl of Samuel J. Johnston, President-elect, of
Findlay, O.; J. E. Ellison, Treasurer-elect, of
Allegheny City, Pa., aud A. T. Jenkins, Secretary-elect,
of Sullivan, 111., were appointed to
select a place and time for our third anuu 1 Re
union. This Committee recoived an invitation
from Phil Sheridan Command, U.V.TJ., Stoker
aud John M. Scott Posts. G.A.R., and the resi
dent memter3 of tho 57th Regiment, O.V.V.I.,
to hold our Reunion this year at Findlay. O.,
at the same tim6 the U.V.U. hold their Depart
ment Encampment here, on Oat. II and 15.
After giving it due consideration, the Commit
tco accepted tho invitation.
Tho officers of the New Hampshire Veterans'
Association have prepared and sent out an at
tractive propram for 20th anuunl Encampment,
which will be held on the grounds of the Asso
ciation here Aug. 25-28, inclusive. The camp
will be known as Camp C. W. Pickering. All
veterans of the army and navy, with their
families and friend--, whether trora New Hamp
shire or other States, aro cordially invited to
be present. All comrades are requested to
register their names, upon arrival, at the Sec
retary's office, where camp badges will be for
E. L. Beacb, Secretary, Glovcrsville Re
union of CoJ. Morgan H. Chrysler's 2d N.Jf.
Cav. at Saratoga Springs, Sept 1. Headquar
ters at Post Wheeler, G.A.R. Hall, Arcade
C. R. Baker, Secretary, Sing Sing Reunion
1st Battalion New York Sharpshooters, at
Rochester, Thursday, Sopt. 24. Headquarters
at Livingston Hotel.
Samuel B. Williams, Secretary, Rochester
Reunion Engineer Brigade (50th aud loth N.
Y. Eng.), at Seneca Falls, Aug. 27.
S. A. Adams, Corresponding Secretary Re
union 110th Ohio, atXenia, 0.,Sept. 3. Meeting
at G.A.R. Hall. Diuner will be served by
ladies of W.R.C.
Robert S. Grimm, Secretary, Mt. Vernon
Reunion 24th Ohio, at Bellevue, Sept. 17.
Benjamin Killam, Secretary, 206 Superior
street, Cleveland Rennion 23d Ohio, at Lake
side, Aug. 2G. 27, and 23.
A. G. Weissert, Milwaukee Rennion 8th
Wis., at St. Paul, Sept. 2. Write Comrade
LADIES OF THE G.A.R.
Interestinfi "Letter from the President of the
Colorado and Wyoming Department.
Editor National Tribune: Jtfany Eastern
people seem to think that all we Westerners
are thinking about is 1G to 1. Granted that
subject iuterests U3 a good deal, but it doesn't
take all our time or thoughts. The old soldiers
can getup very pleasant entertainments in these
regions, and the deeds and-words of the 'CO's
come in for more timo and thought than any
thing else. Such was the case at Victor a short
timo ago. at the installation of the new Post,
named Victor Post, 99.
You must know that Victor is another won
derful gold mining-camp about five mile3 from
the one where I am now stopping. Some of the
officers are: J. S. Fritz, Commander; J. W.
Colsher, Quartermaster; L. Hawkins, Adjutant.
One thing I admire especially about the Post
is that they seem to thoroughly appreciate the
Ladies of tho G.A.R. We have a flourishing
Circle there, and much of its prosperity is due
to the energy and interest of Sister Fritz, wife
of the Commander. It is our baby Circle, and
a lively youngster it is.
Denver Circle, 1, is growing to be a very
large society, and some seem to be afraid it
will grow so large as to bo unwieldy, but there
seems to be no trouble in that line so far. It
has just held a number of delightful teas,
which have paid well both socially and finan
cially. It has well on to a hundred honorary
members, which is not at all strange, when one
considers that Denver has two Posts that recog
nizo aud work with the Ladies of the G.A.R.
First and foremost is A. Lincoln Post, 4, which,
from the first, has stood by our Order, and has
just sent on to the Commander-in-Chief resolu
tions urging the more general recognition of
those near and dear to them. Copies of these
same resolutions have been sent all over our
Department, and it is hoped they may Btir
pthers np to action.
The other Post 13 James H. Piatt Post, 98.
One of their members, jokingly and part in
earnest, said that they considered themselves
auxiliary to Ladies of the G.A.R.
Tho Circles all other the Department are in
a nourishing condition; of course, some more
than others. Leadville Circle, 2, is growing in
interest; James G. Blaine Circle has just
closed a Merchants' Carnival, realizing some
where in the neighborhood of $100; John A.
Logan and B. F. Butler Circles have had pleas
ant entertainments. Silver Circlo is doing
well, but met with sadness, one of its officers
and the husband of another officer having died
during the past month.
At our last Department Convention resolu
tions were drawn up to be sent to different offi
cials, urging them to discontinue the turning
of MomoriarDay into a general racing day for
man and beast. It seems like sacrilego to
carry on so much gambling on the day we wish
to honor our uoble dead. Thero seems to be a
growing interest in our Order, and naturally
we are pleased. Wo do not wish to crowd any to
one side, for we realizo that a grand good work
has beou done by others, and there is room for
all. There cannot be too many earnest helpers
in so good a cause. We, the mothers, sisters,
wives and daughters, consider it our pleasant
dnty to help the dear old boys, aud all we ask of
them is that they extend to us the right hand
of fellowship. KatieC. Patrick, Department
President, Colorado aud Wyoming, Cripple
A Bugle Call for McKInley.
Editor National Tribune : Attention,
comrades 1 Lend me yonr ears for a moment.
Stop talking politics and talk patriotism.
Our beloved country is in danger as much as
iu 1861. Let us do like we did then, lay
aside politics and mass ourselves on the side
of true patriotism, as there are three danger
ous elements arrayed against the best inter
ests of our country. A large majority of them
are selfish, narrow-minded cranks, with a
good sprinkling of anarchists as au ndvance
guard. Therefore, comrades, let us show our
patriotism like Gen. Sickles, who says he
don't intend to fire a blank cartridge, but
will send in a solid shot for McKinley. So
let each and every comrade do likewise.
Send in a good solid shot for Maj. McKinley,
who is a tried and trne American, who risked
his life for the country, aud has labored
faithfully for the best interests of the Ameri
can people, especially for the millions of
toilers; and now. in conclusion, let ns see to
it that Comrade McKialey is put in com
mand of the ol'd ship of state. I am con
fident he will land her safe in the harbor of
prosperity and happiness. Yours, in F., C.
and L. David Garveb, Captain, Co. E,
17 th Ind., Columbia City, Iud.
SONS OF VETERANS.
News from Tartans Di vUiona Words mt
Rollin C. Ward Cxmp. 121. of NorthflelrL
mustered on the er ening of July 21. ky Mat
tering Officer Frank S. Illingsworta; Capt,
Geo. C. Irish commanding.
Division Commander II. D. Slsson, la lart
General Orders, says : ' Following the example
already sot by the Commander of Massachusetts,
Department of tho Grand Army of the Repub
lic, your Commander would remind you tbas
although every brother Has a perfect rijcht to
his opinion and has also the right to ex
press it, he must concede to every other brother
tho same right whicb he demands for himself.
We are on tho vergo of a campaign which for
diversity of honest opinion has not been ap
proached by any campaign of recent years, and
while every man must decide for himself tho
proper course to bo pursued it should at all
times be remembered that our Order ia noa
political and non-sectarian. Men of all politi
cal faiths and religious creeds went to the I ronfc
to save the honor of our country, ani in doing
our dnty to the defenders of our Union we can
not question tho political or religious proclivities
of our benefactors, but accord to all tho honor
and credit which the combination of all clashes
deserve by tho result of their accomplishments.
Remember, wo aro a cosmopolitan Order, and a
man's political or religions faith does not enter
into the case so far as bis duty as a Sen of a
Veteran is concerned. The carnp-room is not
tho placo to settlo-these questions, and wbile it
may bo entirely unnecessary to remind tho
brothers of this Division of this fact, it is hoped
that, this gentle hint will bo received in the
spirit in which it 13 offered, that otherwise
harmonious meetings may not bo marred by
discussions that cannot possibly militate to tha
'Good of the Order.'"
The following is a complete roster of Divis
ion officers: Div. Com.. Geo. P. Kelley, Tracy;
S. V. C. A. O. Allen, Wells; J. V. C, Henry
Stodicck. jr., Minneapolis. Division Council,
D. W. Bevers, St. Paul; E. F. Heller, Duiuth;
C. L. Plumb. Winona. Delegate-t-large, W. D.
Smith, Winnebago, City; Alternate-at-large,
Luther C. Wilson, Minneapolis; Delegates,
Loui3 DeLestry, St. Paul; G. W. Dwinnell,
Glencoo; Alternates, D. W. Spauldiug, Prince
ton ; Cecil Horn, Rochester. Surg.. J. N. Mal
lory, Marshall ; Chap., W. P. McNally, Royal,
ton ; Adj't and Q. Al.. Geo. H. Sheire. Evan
ville; Ins., Miltou S. Mead, St. Paul; M. O., W.
G. Young, Montrose; J. A., Clinton Cooper,
Georgo H. Thoraa3 Camp. 32, Houston, Tex.,
will celebrate the'anniversary of its organiza
tion, Sept. 25. The Camp was formed with 15
charter members. It is now in a flourishing
condition, aud gives promise of being one of
the best Camp3 in the Division. Officers:
Capt., C. W. Fellows; Firet Lieut., E. T. Bar
den; Second Lieut., T. E. Rue; Chap., E. J.
Pritzeker; First Serg't, E. J. Meyer; Q. M. 8.,
C. M. Scholl ; S. of G., P. W. Hudsofi ; a of G.,
Win. W. Lysle; C. S F. W. Fox; Principal
Musician, J. J. School; C. G C. W. Engla;
P. G., John Hamilton.
Alfred G. Loyd, Camp 139, Sharpshnrg, baa
been appointed Division Inspector, and Wildaa
Scott, Camp 121, Milton, Mustering Officer.
Camps 16, 24, and 45 of the New Jersey Di
vision will go into camp Sept. 5, 6. and 7, near
Riverside. Sept. 5-has been designated "Penn
sylvania Day," and the Camp3 of the Pennsyl
vania Division, especially Philadelphia, on ac
count of vicinity, are cordially and earnestly
invited to attend. Commander Adams and
staff, of New Jersey Division, and Commander
Tawneyfand staff, of Pennsylvania Division,
ALDEN'3 LIVING TOPICS CYCLOPAEDIA.
Published by John B. Alden.New York.
This volnme of the Cyclopaedia carries taa
topics from "A" through Con." As its nana
indicates, it is an attempt to publish a complete
record of living topic3.
REMIXISSEN3EZ OF SCCL LIF. By C. If.
Larisun. Published at Ringo?, N. J.
This book of reminiscences is not without in
terest in the story it relates, but, chiefly, it Is
curious, because it is written entirely in the re
form spelling and constructions It is difficult
to read at first, but one soon becomes used to
it, to a degree; it bothers tho eye continually.
Reform spelling seem3 a long way distant, al
though, there be many who are interested in
bringing it about. The change of verb forms,
"nod" for knew, "grod" for grew, and '"ae
comd" for became, are some samples of tha
liberties that the author takes with onr word.
SHE FELL IN LOVE WITH HER HUSBAND.
By E. Werner. Published by Rand, McN'ally it
Co., Chioigo. Price 25 cents.
Some 300-odd pages, tight-full of romance,
and, as the title says, ending most desirably.
LINCOLN'3 CAMPAIGN: or. Tfie Political Revo
lution of 1G0. By Oibom II. Oldroyd. Published
by Laird &. Lee, Chicago. Price, paper, 25 cent;
cloth. 75 cents.
An interesting history of Lincoln's political
campaign, with newspaper acconnts, speeches,
campaign devices, cartoons, and songs. Follow
ing it is a short account of promiuent men ia
the Republican and Democratic ranks in thia
campaign of 1896.
Magazines and Notes.
The Century prize poster, for its Mfdsnmmer
number, is exceedingly handsome. The design
is a girl scattering poppies. There is a blaze oi
red poppies and of gold background, and tba
fair maid in tho center. Mr. Lyendecker, f
Chicago, is the artist.
Tlie St. Nicholas Midsummer poster haf taa.
daintiest of fairies, and is full of grace. Thera
is one brfgbt-baired fairy perched on a mush
room, with a slim, green-coated elf on another,
readiug from the magazine! The Century Co.,
33 East 17lh street. New York.
The Morse Co., 9(5 Fifth avenue, New York,
announce Bushy: a Rocky 3IountHin Romance,
by Cynthia Westover. Furthermore, they
claim the heroine of the book is uow wall
known in New York.
Wilson's Photographic ZFagazine for August
has its usual ground-glass news, artistic photo
graphs, and articles of news and wisdom for
photographers, amateur and professional. Pub
lished by Edward L. Wilson, 853 Broadway,
New York. Price 30 cents.
The jElectrical Review for this weekcontaina
articles on Electricity for Oil Wells, Tho
Rights of Electrical Companies, Electricity ia
Mining, General Telephone News, and much
matter of special interest to the Electrician.
New York. 10 cent3 a copy, or $1 a year.
Tho C7ina Decorator for Jnly comes out with,
a dainty pansy design in colors, and many other
designs of fruit aud (lower for vases, bowls,
cups, and trays. The magaziue must delight
all lovers of the gentle art of painting oa
china. 35 University Place, New York. Prica
The New Bohemian comes out with a very
good August number, full of bright stories and
sketches. Published at Cincinnati, O. Priea
10 cents, or $1 a year.
The American Kitchen Magazine for August
will be a help to all housekeepers. Its-main,
articles mlate to the proper cooking of vege
tables. The Home Science Publishing Co., 485
Tremont street, Boston. Price 10 cent3 a copy,
or$l a yeaiv
McKinley Club at Itetl Key.
Comrade W. H. Richardson, 3d Ind. battery:
writes that a McKinley Club has been formed
at Red Key, Iud., with a membership of 125.
Many applications for membership have Bine
been recoived. ,
G.A.K. National Encampment, St. Paul.
The B. & O. R. R. will sell tickets from all
points on its lines east of the Ohio river to St.
Paul at one single fare for tho round trip, good
for all trains, August 29th, 30th and 31st, valid
for return passage until September 16th, with
tho privilege of an additional extension uatil
September 30th by depositing ticket with Joint
The Rate from Philadelphia, will bo - - 23 0t
Baltimoro " - 38 00
" Washington " - SB 00
Lexington . " - M 75
Cumberland - 28 00
" " Grafton " - - 81 00
And correspondingly low rates from other sta
tions. Tickets will also bo placed on sale at tha
offices of all connecting lines.
The B. & O. maintains a double daily serviea
of. through solid vestibule traius between tha
East and Chicago, with Pullman sleeping aad
dining cars attached.
G. A. R. Veterans will remember that all B.. M
O. trains run via Washiugtoa, Harper's Frf
ard the Potomac Valley.
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