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W. R. C. and G. A. R. Ladles Dis
pute the Wisdom of Gen.Walk
er'» Subvention.
"What they doln' in there?" asked
the old lady of her veteran husband,
as she raised herself on her tiptoes to
gain a better view of the interior of the
reception room at the women's head
quarters yesterday, during the rendi
tion of one of the programmes. "Oh,
it's some women playin' on fiddles and
things." replied the old man, as he
turned away and gave his attention to
the war flags. No wonder the old lady
asked, for the hum of voices has been
po great at the headquarters of late
one could not hear any portion of the
programme given, unless one stood di
rectly before the participants. One
young woman of the Daughter, of Vet
erans was heard to reii._rK that when
one heard applause and nothing else
that was a recitation, and that when
there was a noise and no applause that
was a musical number. If the condi
tions are not Improved, Mrs. Dorr, of
the music committee, has announced
that there will be no more musical
programmes rendered at the headquar
ters. This will be too bad, indeed, as
the music has been one of the pleas
antest features of the day, and has
really been enjoyed by those attending,
despite the confusion.
The programme given yesterday be
gan at 10 o'clock, and a half hour was
devoted to music by the mandolin club.
Miss Denney followed with the pretty
waltz she has recently composed, and
then there was a violin solo by Louise
Taylor. The programme was short,
and the last number was given by
Miss Sand.
*» • •
The women's headquarters were
crowded all day with home and out of
town guests, and members of the re
ception committee Were on hand to
receive them and make them welcome
as follows: Mrs. Albert Scheffer, chair
man of the day, assisted by Mrs. J. Q.
Adams, Mrs. Justus Rice, Mrs. Gheen,
Mrs. T. T. Smith, Mrs. John Jackson
and Miss C. Somers. Mrs. Newport
was at the headquarters during the
day. During the morning the Modoc
Glee club, of Topeka, Kan., gave the
women a delightful serenade. The
members were Invited into the house
and made very welcome. In the after
noon Capt. Jack Crawford called, and,
at the request of the committee, recited
his poem entitled: "Why We Wear the
Badge." Capt. Crawford is the guest
of Albert Scheffer.
The women in charge of the several
rooms for the day were: Information
Bureau— Mrs. Jaggard and Mrs. Stone,
assisted by a committee of young
women. Dining Room — Women from
the Sixth and Eighth wards, Mrs.
George Doran, Mrs. Charles Keeler,
Mrs. Chas. Parker and assistants. D.
of R.— Mrs. Gribben, Mrs. Muier, Mrs.
Brill and Mrs. Lewis, of Minneapolis.
D. of V.— Miss Perm, Miss Castle, Miss
White, Miss Officer, Miss Sanborn, Miss
Torrance, Miss Scheffer and Miss
Rugg. W. R. C— Women from Minne
apolis, Mrs. Sutton, Miss Leavitt, Miss
Wass, Mrs. Mitchell, Mrs. Wass, Mrs.
Vaughn and Miss Miller. In the after
noon there was a musical programme.
• • •
There will no dopbt be an exciting
session at the headpuarters of the W.
R. C. and ladles of the G. A. R. when
the matter of the consolidation of the
two societies comes up. The scheme is
one projected by Commander-in-Chief
Walker, and is not favorably looked
on by either society. The interests of
the societies, while always relating to
the good of the G. A. R., are hardly
the same. The W. R. C. is an auxil
iary to the G. A. R., and admits any
loyal woman, while the ladies of the
G. A. R. claim that inasmuch as its
members are part and parcel of the
G. A. R. there is no need of its being
an auxiliary. The veterans, it seems,
do not fancy the idea of there being
two societies, and it is at their sug
gestion that Gen. Walker proposed the
consolidation. The veterans get a bit
mixed as to their duties to the two
societies. A member of the W. R. C.
coming to them demands their co-oper
ation along their line of work, and the
promise is given to aid them all that
can be done. Then come the ladies of
the G. A. R., who ask, "Are we not
your wives and daughters? Then do
not we have a greater claim to your
aid than those others?" Then it is a
case of "What can the poor man do,"
to misquote a popular song. The
women at the headquarters have
learned a lesson from past experience,
$50 to $75 SAVED
By Purchasing i— —
This is a Bona Fide Offer.
Let every one wanting a Piano
take advantage of thia great sale
during G. A. R. week.
Every Piano in our warerooms,
And Others at $50 to §75 reduction.
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20-22-24 W. stUf., St. Paul.
56 md 58 7th St. So., Minneapolis.
and speak only with praise of each
other, at the same time rejecting the
idea of joining forces.
• • •
Windows about town on the line of
march have been sold to speculating
persons for $10 each, and will be re
sold by the seat for this morning.
Seats have been placed on all of the
lawns along Summit avenue for the
accommodation of guests for this
morning's parade.
• • •
At the headquarters of the W. R. C.
of Kansas the women are giving out
enormous sunflowers, the state flower.
• • •
The Minneapolis and St. Paul chap
ters of tbe O. E. S., gave a reception
yesterday in their headquarters on Flf th
street. Tbe chairman of the receiving
committee was Mrs. Martha Gordon,
who was assisted by I-ouise Jacoby,
Louise Lyon Johnson, Sarah Milham,
Gertrude Grewe, Millie Lee, Belle God
frey, Mary Ainey, and others.
» • •
The John H. Williams Poet, of Berlin,
Wis., has headquarters in Murphy's
restaurant on Robert street. All mem
bers of the post are requested to re
port this morning to receive Instruct
ions. The post will take part today in
the grand parade under the command
of M. H. Kerwln.
• • •
Reuben Warner is entertaining Gen.
and Mrs. Palmer.
• • •
Prof. Henry W. Z. Siglar, of New
berg, N. V., and formerly of Yale, is
visiting Dr. Chas. E. Smith, of Mar
shall avenue. Prof. Siglar has been
for thirty years the successful manager
of a boy's preperatory school in his
• • •
Gov. Ramsey is efitertaining Chap
lain-in-Chief Iliff, of tbe G. A. R., and
Mrs. Iliff.
* * •
Judge and Mrs. Rosseur, of St. Louis,
are guests of Dr. and Mrs. Rudolph
Schiffman, of Summit avenue.
* • •
Col. and Mrs. Jones have this week
entertained Mrs. Mary Phelps Mon
gomery, state regent of the Oregon D.
A. R.
• * •
Prof. Espy, of Philadelphia, and Com
mander-in-Chief H. A. Dodge, of Colo
rado are guests of Maj. and Mrs. Espy.
• • •
A well known Dayton avenue woman
became so excited over the day's
events yesterday, that she locked her
front door and pinned a note to her
son over the door bell, saying, "John
nie: The key is under the mat," and
then took a car for the women's head
quarters feeling assured that her home
at least was safe from sneakthieves.
* » •
The neighbors in the vicinity of Oil
man terrace have been in a great fever
of excitement this week because many
of the posts have headquarters in the
building, and there are no curtains to
the windows. One can't help wonder
ing if the worried ones will sit up each
night to see if the "horrid men" put out
the lights before beginning to retire.
• • •
"My," said one of the guests at the
Ryan yesterday as she and a companion
pushed their way down the packed
stairs, "what a crowd; there must be
something going on." And as the two
left the building to take a northern
bound train, they probably wondered
why people about them laughed.
* * •
"This is the handsomest decorated
town we have ever had an encamp
ment in," said one of the women of
the W. R. C, at the Ryan yesterday.
* • •
The following committee had charge
of the decoration of the receiving
stands: Mesdames Robert Rantoul,
Luther Newport, and Finch, and an
assisting corps of young women. The
design for the Summit avenue platform
was an original one by Cass Gilbert
and Clarence Johnson designed platform
No. 4.
* * •
Among the ladies of distinction con
nected with the Woman's Relief corps
no one is more widely known than Mrs.
Kate Brownell Sherwood, of Canton,
O. Mrs. Sherwood ls the wife of Gen.
Sherwood, ex-congressman from Mc-
Kinley's old district, and editor of the
Canton Register. Some of the most
stirring poems of the war have been
written by Mrs. Sherwood — poems
destined to endure. These poems are
favorites with elocutionists and at re
citals, possessing, as they do, depth of
sentiment, dramatic force and exceed
ing sweetness of expression. Mrs.
Sherwood, as president of the Ohio
Sorosis, has achieved more than one
triumph this year — notably so when
the women of Ohio visited Maj. Mc-
Kiniey at Canton, and at the Women's
Day festival at the centennial anni
versary of the city of Cleveland.
• • *
i Another lady greatly admired ln
Women's Relief circles is Mrs. Louise
Barnum Robbins, A. M., of Adrain,
Possessed of refinement, sensibility
and much learning, she adds to these
graces the moving spirit of oratory,
and her speeches in the legislative
gatherings of the Women's Relief
corps are noted as being among the
best examples of eloquence.
» * *
Mrs. Elma Dalton, of Winfield, Kas.,
past department president, and a can
didate for the national presidency, is
among the prominent women visiting
the encampment. Mrs. Dalton is the
wife of Samuel Dalton, who served
three years and eight months in the
army, where he was disabled. Samuel
Dalton Is an attorney, and his wife is
one of the few women in the country
who can boast of having been admitted
to the bar. She was admitted to prac
tice in 1890, and has since that time
been a member of the law firm of Dal
ton & Dalton. Mrs. Dalton is also an
enthusiastic worker in behalf of
woman suffrage, and much of the sen
timent now prevailing in Kansas is
due to her eloquence on the stump.*
• • •
Mrs. Carrie V. Sherriff, of Pitts
burg, past national president of the
Ladies of the G. A. R. and chairman of
the Ladies committee during the Pitts
burg encampment two years ago, is
registered at the Ryan.
• • •
Mrs. Sophia E. Dodge, department
president of New Hampshire, has ai
rived, and is accompanied by ten del
• » *
Mrs. H. Lizzie Foster, of New Hamp
shire, past department president, is
wearing the new department badge of
oxidized silver. It is the state seal In
a maltese cross, and contains the date
of the organization of New Hampshire
as a department, 1881.
• * •
The name of the N. H. W. R. C.'s
only honorary member, John C. Line
han, will be presented by the Depart
ment of New Hampshire G. A. R. as
their choice for commander-in-chief.
New Hampshire was the flrst depart
ment to arrive from the East.
• * *
Mrs. Florence O. McClelland, presi
dent of the Abraham Lincoln corps of
Chicago, and delegate from the De
partment of Illinois, is at the Ryan
with her husband. Mrs. McClelland is
from a loyal family, as both her father
; and grandfather were in the army, as
j well as every one of her male relatives.
• • •
Mrs. Emma R. Wallace, past na-
I tional president, arrived over the Great
| Western at noon, accompanied by Mrs.
i Mary A. McCauley, of Olney, 111., pres-
I ent president of Illinois, and Mrs. Min
j nic M. Kyle, chief of staff, who is also
chairman of reception committee
Wednesday evening,
Mrs. Lyde C. Palsgrove, president of
Clara Barton Circle No. 5, of Clinton,
10., ls proud of her large circle, which
numbers seventy-six members and
thirty-four honorary members. She is
at the headquarters of the Ladies of
the G. A. R.
• • •
The department president of the La
dies of the G. A. R. of lowa is Mrs.
Aurilla E. Sherman, of Keokuk. Her
circle (Belknap) raised laonejr to re-
move the bodies of twenty-six soldiers
buried in the potter's field at Keokuk,
to the national cemetery at the same
• • *
Mrs. Catherine E. Hurst, of Louis
ville, Ky., national president of the
Ladies of the G. A. R., arrlevd this
• • »
Mrs. Nellie Ross, national secretary
Ladies of the G. A. R., ls at the head
quarters at the Ryan.
• * •
Mrs, Shade, of the department of
Pennsylvania, Ladies of the G. A. R.,
is a prominent candidate for the office
of national president.
• ♦ •
Mrs. Wells, of Kansas, is a candi
date for the office of junior vice pres
ident, and her friends are sanguine, as
she has many supporters among the
Ladies of the G. A. R.
• • •
Mrs. Georgie Chambers, senior vice
president Department of the Potomac,
W. R. C, and Mrs. I. W. Ball, of the
national committee on patriotic in
struction, were greeting friends at
headquarters this morning.
• • •
Mrs. Mary Munson, Mrs. Mary E.
Brockway, Mrs. Parmlia Pay, Mrs.
Jennie Eckhert and Mrs. W. M. Simp
son, of the W. R. C, came on the train
with 1,500 persons, 1.000 of them old
soldiers from South Dakota.
• • •
A reception was given yesterday af
ternoon from 3 to 6 at Bowlby hall, by
the Minnesota Ladies of the G. A. R.,
to their visiting comrades and mem
bers of patriotic societies. The recep
tion committee consisted of the follow
ing ladies: Mrs. Carrie Fletcher, presi
dent; Mrs. R. L. Osgood, senior vice;
Mrs. J. T. Macdonald, junior
vice; Lizzie Rice, treasurer; L. Smith,
secretary; L. Stein, president of Lin
coln corps, Minneapolis; Julia E. F.
Lobdell, president of Gettysburg circle;
Mrs. Frances Hinkle.senlor vice of same
circle, and Mrs. Julia Warrum, senior
vice president of Gettysburg circle.
One member from each circle in Minne
sota was chosen on the invitation com
mittee, making at least 20 members.
Dainty refreshments were served dur
ing the afternoon by the following
young ladies, who presided over four
beautifully decorated tables: Misses
Ella Sampson and Edna Perkins, from
Excelsior; Mabel Baird, Mac West,
Millie Lavocat, Sarah Carroll, Ruth
Birch, and Mabel Templeton, from Min
neapolis, and Maude Warham, of St.
Paul. The young ladies were attired
in light colors, and made a charming
contrast to the dark street dresses of
the visiting ladies, among whom were:
Miss Emma Mader, department sec
retary of Kentucky; Mrs. C. H. Meade,
past president of Ellsworth circle, and
Mrs. H. Sole, past president of the
same; Miss Laura Johnson, delegate at
large from Omaha; Mrs. Gunlock, of
Chicago, past national president; Mrs.
Wethern, past president; Mrs. K. Hirst,
the present incumbent and staff, and
many department commanders from
other states. .
"The Colonnade,'-*
Corner of St Peter and Tenth streets,
has the most comfortable suites of
rooms in the city; hot and cold water-,
and elevator service. Prices moder
ate. Apply to Luther S. Cushlng, 137
Endlcott Building, or to the superin
tendent, on the premises.
Copy of James "Walker's "Assault on
There is an exhibition at Stevens & Robert
son's, 69 East Third street, an engraving of
the assault of the Third division of the Twen
tieth corps at the battle of Resaca. The paint
ing from which this engraving was made
was done by James Walker, the celebrated
historical painter, one of whose many great
paintings adorn the entrance to the senate
chamber at Washington. The sketches from
which the painting was made were taken by
Mr. Walker on the battle field the day of
the fight. The figures of Major Generals
Hooker, Howard and Sickles (who was a
spectator) are easily recognized in the fore
ground of the picture. The original order
of formation of the division for the assault,
as made by Gen. Butterfield and given to the
staff before the opening of the battle, is repro
duced; also a list of the regiments engaged
and a map of the battlefield made the day
after the battle by Blakeslee, a member of
the One Hundred and Twenty-ninth Illinois.
ls given with the picture. The proceeds of the
sale of the picture are to be devoted to a
statue of Gen. Hooker, to be placed on Look
out Mountain.
Bryan in Fireworks.
"The Last Days of Pompeii" were given
last night in a blaze of pyrotechnical display,
and when Vesuvius broke forth old Pompeii
trembled and burned ln Pain's most effect
ive manner. William J. Bryan and his
"crown of thorns" and "cross of gold" went
off a little early in the programme, but the
joke caught the crowd, and It took like a
Nebraska prairie fire. If old Rome ever
witnessed such athletic performances as
were shown last evening it made the per
formance none the less appreciated by the
audience. Pompeii runs all week, corner
University and Grotto, and affords an even
ing's enjoyment ever to be remembered.
Minnesota lays claim to having had
the youngest regimental officer during
the war. His name is George W. Morey,
' and he lives in Minneapolis. In 1860
there was an effeminate-looking boy,
who enlisted in the Eighth Wisconsin
battery, only to be followed by his
mother, who told the captain that the
lad was but 14 years of age and that
she needed him at home. The captain
looked at the "kid," complied with the
mother's request, and the future soldier
soon felt the weight of the time-honor
ed slipper.
Not discouraged, however, by this
allopathic dose of home-made medi
cine for the war fever, the lad ran
away again and went into the
Eighteenth Wisconsin infantry. At
Shlloh he was wounded and sent home,
presumably to die. His father met
him at Chicago and took him to Dv
Quoin, In Southern Illinois. But the
vigorous constitution of the boy pulled
him through, and shortly after his con
valescence he was to be found in the
Sixth Illinois cavalry, where he earned
promotion to the rank of sergeant
major when but seventeen years, one
month and two weeks old. It may be
safely stated that boys of seventeen
are not promoted to such positions
unless there are cogent reasons for
such promotion.
Four Months.
Interest will be allowed Jan. 1, 1897
on sums of $5 and upwards deposited
on or before Sept. 8, 1896. One dollar
deposits received. The Savings Bank
of St. Paul, Fifth and Jackson streets.
On the heights beside the river,
By the great majestic river,
In her beauty, calm and queenly,
Walts our beautiful Saint Paul,
Walts with smiles of summer sunshine,
Walts with outstretched hands of greeting,
Waits to echo royal welcomes
From the cottage and the hall.
Call her sons: "O, hasten, comrades,
For the years are awiftly passing.
And across our life's horizon
Twilight shadows soon will tall.
Don the bine, our badge of honor;
Let us march once more together;
Glowing hearts and cheerful camp-fires
Bid you welcome to St. Paul!"
Cry her women: "O, our brothers.
We who kept your homes and children.
Sang our lullabies with weeping —
Saddened memories we recall;
Yet for sake of those who came not.
Came not though our hearts were breaking,
Welcome, ye who fought beside them,
To the firesides of St Paul."
Sing the children: "O, ye heroes.
Stories of your patient suffering.
Stories of your deeds of daring,
All our youthful hearts enthrall;
So we chant our songs of welcome.
Welcome to our brave old veterans.
Welcome ye whose loyal presence
Crowns with honor our St. Paul."
Shout the people: "Welcome! welcome!
Ring the bells from every steeple,
Greet the brave with waving banners,
Beat of drum and bugle call!
Welcome those whose grand endeavors
Purchased Freedom, kept the Union,
Saved tbe flag, whose starry splendor
Is the glory of St Paul."
-Un, R. 1* Howell.
Nearly AH of Them Aire Bony Enter
taining Their Friends Front
Other Section*.
Passing* through the corridors of the
different hotels yesterday afternoon,
through the crowds of veterans and
their families, confused by the babel of
voices, dazzled by the sight of glitter
ing badges and the gay colors of flags
and bunting, the importance of the en
campment was realized in its full ex
tent. Across almost every door huge
banners mark the headquarters of
some department of the different or
ganizations. The parlor on the first
floor of the Ryan hotel, opposite the
staircase, is occupied by the women of
the W. R. C. national organization. It
was crowded all day yesterday by
crowds of women and men from all
over the country. Very little business
was accomplished or attempted, the
day being fully occupied with intro
ductions, registrations and discussions.
A council meeting, for the purpose of
examining the books, collecting bills,
etc., was held yesterday afternoon, at
which the national officers presided.
These, with the exception of the treas
urer, Mrs. Bagley, who arrived Mon
day, arrived yesterday morning. Mrs.
Turner, the president, and the secre
tary, Mrs. Reid, came with the Massa
chusetts delegation at 7 a. m., and
were busy all day, attending "recep
tions, meeting friends and answering
questions about the convention to be
held the latter part of the week.
Among the ladies who were present at
the rooms yesterday were Mrs. H. L.
.Foster, past national president; Mrs.
E. H. Milham, chief of the staff, whom
it is rumored will be considered for
senior vice president; Mrs. Charlotte
J. Cummings, past department presi
dent .of Pennsylvania; Mrs. Henry
Hasenwihkle, Minnesota department
president, and Mrs. Ellen Walker. The
reporter overheard a conversation be
tween two prominent women as to
proposing Mrs. Salisbury, of Minneap
olis for senior vice president. She was
spoken of very highly. Mrs. Hilte, of
Indiana, is most talked of for presi
dent. Another bit of business which
will be attended to in the convention,
is the discussion as to the advisability
of semi-annual, or quarterly reports.
The difference of opinion in the mat
ter is great, some thinking the more
frequent reports bring the members
more closely together; others that it is
unnecessary and a waste of time. A
large book which stood on a table in
the prettily decorated parlor was rap
idly filling with names, and will proba
bly be quite full before the end of the
The headquarters of the Minnesota
department of the W. R. C. are in the
senate chamber of the state capitol,
which is elaborately decorated for the
occasion. The chamber is in charge of
ten different aides of the department,
some of whom are present there each
day. The president, Mrs. Hasenwinkle.
and the other officers were occupied
yesterday with the decorations of the j
Central Presbyterian church, where !
the convention will be held. It is hoped !
that Mrs. Hasenwinkle will run for an
office this year in the nationaJ con
Wisconsin W. R. C. headquarters,
room 278 Ryan hotel, were filled yes
terday with a throng of excited and
interested people. The president, Mrs.
Lucinda Birchand, occupied a seat at
a small table and was busy all day
receiving visitors. Senior Vice Presi
dent Mrs. Emma A. Herrick arrived
Monday. The Junior vice is unfortun
ately not here. Mrs. Alzerla Damunth
and Mrs. E. Sheel, secretary and treas
urer, were present during the day,
and Mrs. P. R. Craig, past national
president and counselor, from Viroqua,
and Mrs. E. Little, chaplain from
Portage. The main body started from
Milwaukee yesterday morning and ar
rived last night, but those mentioned
preceded them. The president has been
treasurer of the department for four
years and secretary for one and is a
woman of ability.
A large number of delegates, 200 or
more, from North Dakota, have their
headquarters at Hotel Ryan. Room 100.
They arrived yesterday morning. The
officers are: Mrs. K. G. Vallandlgham,
president, from Valley City; Jennie
Ball, senior vioe president; Martha
Bigelow, Junior vice past presi
dent; Mrs. Josephine Folsom,
Fargo; Mrs. Mattie Ehrman, de
partment secretary, and Jessie Gordon,
treasurer. They wilL hold a reception
today from 6 to 7 in their headquarters.
Yesterday was occupied with regristra
tlon and visiting. .
About 1,500 members of the South
Dakota delegation of W. R. C. ars lo
cated in Room 124, Hotel Ryan. A large
bunting flag is hung across one corner
and other decorations are expected.
They will have a candidate for national
chaplain. Mrs. A. M. Pickler, wife of
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ent are: Mrs. Adine Connor, president,
from Hot Springs; Mrs. S. M.
Lucas, treasurer; Mrs. Carrie
Cleveland, secretary, has not yet
arrived, but is expected on every train.
Mrs. J. M. Owen, past secretary, and
Mrs. T. C. Molton the delegate at large,
with her alternate, Mrs. S. B. Abbott,
of Milwaukee, are here. The train
which arrived yesterday morning with
the party was decorated and music ac
companied it.
lowa is in full force at Hotel Rvan.
She will have twelve delegates and
twenty-eight voters in the convention.
The W. R. C. of this state will indorse
and are working to elect Mrs. Hitt to
the presidency. "She seems to be the
universal choice," said one lady. The
room yesterday looked rather bare but
the decorations had not yet arrived.
The officers who have arrived are Mrs.
Helen R. Griffith, from Mount Pleas
ant, the president of the department,
Etta Chamberlin, Junior Vice, Florence
Griffith, Secretary Helen E. Longley
Treasurer and Chief of Staff Melissa
Van Horn. These arrived in a special
train from Ottumwa,
Kansas headquarters are one im
mense sun flower. Everywhere the
state flower is in evidence. At one
end of their room in Hotel Ryan, a
huge banner is displayed, which merits
description. It is of silk, made by silk
worms hatched in the state. Every
bit of the silk is woven and the work
done in Kansas. The delegation about
300 " strong arrived Monday afternoon.
The special train from Kansas was
decorated with the state flower, flags
and bunting and the famous Modoc
quartette accompanied them. The boys
may be known by their flag neck ties
and white trousers— so the ladies say
but there are others. Mrs. Chase, de
partment president, ls a charming old
lady and her daughter, Miss Belle, the
secretary, scarcely less so. They are
from Hiawatha. Two past presidents
were also present yesterday, Mrs. Em
ma B. Alrlch and E. M. Wood. Mrs.
Alrich is still a member of the execu
tive board, and ls not a stranger in
St. Paul, either, having been here at
the meeting of the National Editorial
association ln 1891. Mrs. Alrich is ac
companied by her daughter, both of
them being associated with the Caw
ker City Public Record, the editor of
which is Mrs. Alrich's husband.
The Kansas delegation occupies room
G, parlor floor.
The Nebraska delegation arrived in
St. Paul 11 a. m. yesterday morning.
Their headquarters are at the Ryan.
There are about 280 members and
seven delegates. Their trip was de
lightful, being with the Colorado dele
gation. The car was decorated pro
fusely with the department banner and
real corn, such as, one woman said,
"they only raise in Nebraska." The
official badge worn by most of the
ladies was a white satin ribbon with
sprays of golden rod, the state flower,
painted upon it, and the name of the
department beneath. The officers pres
ent yesterday were: President, Mrs.
Cecilia Condon, of Pawnee City; sec
retary, Mary B. Cooke, of Lincoln, and
Anna F. Church, treasurer, Emily
Deanworth, past president, from Lin
The state of Colorado, one of the
largest in territory, has yet one of the
smallest delegations present in this
city. Due partly to the great distance
and Increased cost of the trip. There
are about twenty present. Ten came
yesterday morning by the official train.
They are allowed seven delegates to
the convention. The officers, Mrs.
Mary Carr, past department and na
tional Inspector; Mrs. Laura Dodge,
past president; Mrs. T. T. C. Dwlnnel,
department president from Colorado
Springs; Mrs. Fannie Harden Jr., vice
president, were present at the head
quarters on the second floor of the
Ryan hotel. The department secretary
and treasurer were unable to come.
The Colorado department ls ln a very
flourishing condition. There are forty
two crops in the state and about 1,500
The Connecticut delegation arrived
Tuesday morning via the North westi
crn road and are quartered at the
Hotel Ryan. The officials are Com
mander O. W. Cornish, Dr. L. Jewett,
medical director ; Quartermaster Lom
bard and Adjutant Wilsey. Several of
them are accompanied by their wives
and lady friends. The Women's Re
lief corps of Connecticut ls represented
by Mrs. Arnold, president; Mrs.
Wright, secretary; Mrs. Jewett and
Mrs. Bodge, past chaplains, and many
others. Their headquarters are at 197
East Ninth street.
The Indiana delegation, like all the
others, was quiet yesterday save for
meeting friends and holding social dis
cussions. The W. R. C. headquarters at
Hotel Ryan, were full of members
registering and introducing. Mrs. Ag
nes Hitt is the most talked of woman
for national president. Other officers
present were Mrs. Mary A. Simms,
president from Frankfort; Mrs. Mary
Brambaugh, secretary, and Mrs. M.
Traverß, counselor. All the delegates
have not yet arrived. The principal
subject of conversation here is Mrs.
Hitt's candidacy. It is believed she will
win. The badge, a white satin ribbon,
with Columbia printed on it was much
in evidence. Two handsome banners
with the patriotic salute donated by
Capt. Foster, of Indianapolis, and a
large flag by the Frankfort corps
adorned the room.
Massachusetts W. R. C. has a full
delegation, with headquarters at Wind
sor hotel, rooms 3, 5 and 8. The official
train, with a large number of delegates,
and the national president and secretary
came yesterday morning. The depart
ment officers, Mrs. H. E. Brigham,
piesident; Secretary Miss M. E. Eliot,
Dr. Anna M. Dame, of the executive
beard, and Mrs. Dorcas Lyman, in
spector; Mrs. M. A. Gilman, past presi
dent; Mrs. E. Clark, Mrs. Emma
Lowd, S. A. Parker, counselor, and Mrs.
Berley and Wales, past presidents,
were present ln the rooms yesterday.
Several past presidents in the habit of
attending were missed. Mrs. L. A.
Fuller and Mrs. Y. Barker, two of the
trio who founded the order of W. R.
C, were unable through ill health to
be present, it being the first time since
the organization that they have missed
an encampment. The department offers
no candidates this season, but has had
its share in the past. A reception was
held there last evening.
The Clarendon hotel holds the Ten
resse and Vermont W. R. C. delega
tions. The former came yesterday
morning on a special over the Big
Four. Mrs. Hale, daughter of the fa
mous Parson Brownlow, accompanied
them. Also the department officers.
Mrs. Allda Rule, the president, ls the
daughter of William Rule, the editor
of the Journal. She ls press corre
spondent to her father's paper. Other
officeis are: Anna M. Johnson, secre
tary and press correeponent; Jenni-.
Case, past president and treasurer; M.
E. Pattlson, chaplain; H. A. Pitt, in
The Vermont delegation, which oc
cupies a room close to Tennessee, con
tains about 200 people. They gave a re
ception in their rooms last night. The
room was beautifully decorated yes
terday afternoon with streamers and
gay bunting and a banner with coat of
arms. Officers present were: Mrs. A.
L. Putnam, president; Florence Gates,
secretary and vice president. The sec
-retary and treasurer were not able to
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the trains have arrived today, St. Paul
will contain a cosmopolitan people
hailing from every town of any im
portance in the United States.
Fine Showing Made by Ransom Post
of St. Louis,
Ransom Post No. 181, St. Louis, lg one of
the favorite visiting organizations. Its mem
bers are feted and entertained, and the post
is in demand at all gatherings. They make
merry and receive friends at the Windsor,
and have the finest headquarters ln the hotel.
Ransom post, though but thirteen years
old, ls one of the largest and wealthiest
Grand Army bodies in. the West. Its organ
ization was effected for Gen. W. T. Sherman.
In 1883 Gen. Sherman was retired and re
moved to St. Louis. All existing posts were
anxious to have the honor of enrolling the
name of the old warrior. Finally a new
post was organized and Gen. Sherman was
ohosen commander. At the request of the
new commander the post was named after
Maj. Gen. T. E. G. Ransom, and a valuable
painting of Gen. Ransom presented by Gen.
Sherman was the first common property of
the new organization.
Ransom post has a membership of 550 old
soldiers. Its enrollment comprises the names
of some of the best-known and wealthiest
merchants and professional men of St. Louis.
Sixty members are in St. Paul and are en
tertaining and being entertained in a sump
tuous manner. The commander is George
A. Newcome.
Last night Ransom post called on Mrs.
Mary Logan at the residence of Maj. Tucker
on Holly avenue, and later attended the
ladles' reception. Everywhere they were
royally welcomed. The famous "Howlers,"
the post's musical mascot organization, were
vociferously received at the reception, encore
after encore being demanded. Senior Vice
Commander M. M. Clark parted with his
badge to please Mrs. John P. Rea, wife of
Pftst Commander Rea, and who proudly wore
tho colors of the banner Missouri organiza
Ransom post has some members whose
experiences in war are little short of marvel
ous. None is more Interesting than that of
Capt. E. W. Carter, officer of the day, who
modestly refrains from discussing private
affairs. Capt. Carter was so badly wounded
that while being borne from the scene of
conflict the surgeon of the field hospital or
dered that he be left by the roadside and
the stretcher used for some other unfortunate
who was not beyond human assistance. But
Capt. Carter did not propose to be abandoned
to die. A friendly hospital assistant gave the
captain a revolver, and at the point of the
weapon the wounded man compelled tho at
tendants to carry him to the hospital. He
was many months ln the surgeon's hands,
but eventually recovered.
Ransom post, at the request of Gen. Sher
man, was guard of honor at tha general's
funeral. Gen. Sherman died ln New York,
and a detail of Ransom post met the funeral
car at Pittsburg, escorting it to St. Loufs.
The membership roll, which is a distin
guished one, bears no more honored names
thon those of the six veterans whose deeds
of valor won for them medals of honor con
ferred by congress. The nation's lawmakers
are not lavish with such gifts, and the fact
that Ransom post has six veterans thus hon
ored speaks volumes for its membership.
Ransom post has two officers of the regu
lar service upon its muster roll. Ma]. Eugene
A. Carr, U. S. A., is a member, and Maj.
S. H. Woodruff, who is stationed at Ft. As
slnabolne on the Canadian frontier. The
post brought their own band with them and
serenades are a regular pastime. They hon
ored the newspapers with a call yesterday
noon and visited Columbia Post of Chicago at
their quarters in the Ryan. The band Is the
White Huzzars of Alton, 111. Thirty young
business men compose its membership and
they have won many prizes at band concerts.
Ransom post has attended every national en
campment for the past ten years, taking their
own band with them.
They Both Serenade the Globe With
Their Drum Corps.
The F. C. Miller drum and fife corps,
Newport, Ky., passed the Globe of
fice last evening and seeing a large
picture of Henry Watterson displayed
on Newpaper Row immediately formed
into line and marched into the Globe
counting room where they proceeded
to stop all business of the office for
at least ten minutes with Southern
airs on fife and drum. After they had
cheered the newspaper boys up and.
stirred patriotic thrills in their bosoms
they were given a hearty welcome and
asked to spend the next few moments
in blowing wreaths of smoke from
fragrant Havanas that were passed
among them, which they proceeded to
do and went on their way rejoicing to
the merry tune of "Old Dixie."
Early in the morning the Buffalo
drum corps, which is composed of the
oldest drummers In the country, on_
of them having been a member since
1840, serenaded the Dally Globe, and
Incidentally invited all present to stop
off at Buffalo ln 1897, where they would
be ready to welcome them at the next
G. A. R. encampment. For "Old Boys"
the Buffalo drum corps keeps the
most correct time of any In the city
and they and the "Duke of Yorkshire"
are one of the attractions of the en
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They Will Meet Today at Sixth and
_____ w a , U _ ghters , ot _ Ve teran« under Mrs.
Allen Walker, arrived Monday night. The or
ganization consists almost entirely of young
f I o _ !_? c , co _ vention begins this morning
at Red Men's hall, Sixth and Robert streets,
_ na c a / ece Ptlon ls to be held this evening
at headquarters. Their rooms are in the
Kyan hotel and they also have a room at
headquarters. The officers that were present
yesterday were: Mrs. Walker, president; Miss
S. Kein Vail, secretary; Mrs. T. J. Allen
treasurer; trustee, Mrs. Monroe, from Massa^
cfcusetts. A council meeting corresponding
1 ?* . W ' R ' C ' and G * A * R * ladies
was held at 8 o'clock yesterday. Miss Gladys
Foster, of Hiawatha, Kan., as chairman of
trustees, had the securing of their pleas
ant quarters to arrange for. About twenty
young ladles are here from Illinois, Ohio.
Kansas; Nebraska and Missouri.
Among the Visitors.
Col. Alexander Goldsmith, of Milwaukee
accompanied by his wife and daughter Mi*l
C. Merkel, are In the city. Col. Goldsmith
was the flrst Israelite who enlisted at Chicago
In the early part of April, 1861. His brother,
who Joined the day following, was killed in
the battle of Stone River, Dec. 31, 1862. He
is a prominent member of the G. A. R., hav
ing served as aide-de-camp on the staff ot
Commanders-in-Chief Warner, Palmer and
Adams; has been a national delegate from the
department of Missouri for two years; com
mander of George C. Drake Post, Milwaukee,
and ls a representative to this encampment
from the department of Wisconsin. He is
also vice president of the Nineteenth Illinois
Infantry Veteran club, of Chicago, his old
regiment. Mrs. Goldsmith has been treasurer
and T. and T. officer of the department of
Missouri W. R. C. for two years, president
of Corps No. 19, St. Louis, and at present
presiding officer of Corps 66, Milwaukee. Col.
and Mrs. Goldsmith are the guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Tuckett, -.eO Charles street.
Augustus W. Mennlg, national aide-de
camp and representative to the national en
campment from Allentown, Pa., arrived yes
terday with a large excursion over the Bur
lington. Department Commander Judge Al
fred Darts, of Wilkesbarre, Pa., was one of
the number, as also were Comrades Milton
Focht, Edward Biehl, John Knerr, William
S. Knauss, Frank Hersh Sr. and Daniel
Schnooyer, all of Allentown, Pa.
Among the visiting railroad men in the
city Is William Henry Harrison, Jr., who ls
a travelling passenger agent of the Mobile &
Ohio road with offices at Dcs Moines. Mr.
Harrison modestly stated that Benjamin Har
rison, ex-president of the United States. claims
to belong to the same family as he himself
Thomas Fairbanks, of Hokah, Minn., ls the
guest of his daughter, Mrs. Carrigan, of
Courtland street. He is 79 years of age to
day. His father was ln the war of 1812 and
also served seven years in the Revolutionary
war. His son, Robert, and three sons-in
law served In the Civil war.
Briard F. Hill, of Chicago, Northern pas
senger agent of the Nashville, Chattanooga &
St. Louis railroad, accompanied the Chicago
veterans to St. Paul.
Comrade F. Achtenhagen. of Rank and File
Post No. 240, Milwaukee, is renewing ac
quaintance with survivors of the Third Wis
consin cavalry.
Henry P. Fischer, state factory inspector
of Wisconsin, with headquarters at Mil
waukee, is among the visitors from the Bad
ger state.
Col. Jas. R. Chamberlain, of Rochester, N.
V., is the guest of G. L. Beardslee, of Fair
mount avenue.
Mrs. L. P. Dean, of Gowanda, N. V., ls
visiting A. H. Gregerson. of East Sixth street.
S. D. Webster, of St Louis, ls with the St.
Louis veterans.
Mrs. Ed McCormick. of Winnipeg is visit
ing friends and attending the fair.
Miss L. W. Choate, ot Winona, is spending
the week with Mrs. A. P. Moss, of Selby
Mrs. W. I. Larash and son Leon, of Rush
vllle, 111., are visiting friends on Dayton ave
Important Witness Against H. B,
White Suddenly Expires.
Robert K. Evans, a contractor, living
at 1549 Minnehaha street, Hamllne,
died suddenly at his residence yester
day morning from heart disease. Mr.
Evans has been subject to the attacks
of the ailment from which he died for
some time and while seated in a chair
yesterday morning suddenly expired.
The deceased was fifty years of age
and leaves a wife and two grown chil
dren. He was a member of Acker Post
G. A. R. and Midway Lodge A. F. and
A. M.
Mr. Evans was the principal witness
in the case of H. B. White, who is
charged with attempting to murder
Tillie Schrumpf several weeks ago. Mr.
Evans had just passed the house
where the attempted murder occurred
and hearing the shots ran back and
wrested the revolver from the hands
of White, who was about to fire an
other shot at the woman.
That Is What BfcLeod County Peo
ple Want.
Attorney General Childs left yester
day for Glencoe, where he will assist
the county attorney in the prosecution
of the murder cases against Musgrave
and Cinqmars, who are charged with
killing Sheriff Rogers of that place In
June. The defendants have engaged
W. W. Erwin to defend them.

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