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A Successful Entertainment.

     The Queen City Guards realized a handsome sum from their drawing last night. A large number were present and the entire number of tickets (250) were sold. The drawing occasioned much merriment, every ticket drawing a prize, though cigars and oranges greatly predominated among the gifts. The list of prizes included $20 in gold, a horse or $18, twenty years of calico, a half-dozen shirts, and many things well worth the investment. After the drawing , the young people present took part in dancing, which enjoyable pastime was the closing feature of a successful evening's entertainment.

- March 30, 1880, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 5.
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     Yesterday was pension day in the county clerk's office, and the disabled heroes who upheld the stars and stripes were as promptly on hand as when the life of the nation was imperiled. Pension salve is a fine unction for those whose patriotism led them into dangerous places, and doubtless is a prime cause of longevity, since the list seems to be eternally on the increase and subverts all the laws of nature by constant additions to instead of subtraction from the honored stipendiaries. Below is a list of those who have wandered into Dallas county and spend their money here:
Stout, Eleanor, Cedar Hill; mother; $8; December, 1877.
Jennings, George, Dallas; g. s. w. r. leg [gunshot wound right leg]; $4; September, 1863.
Finney, John L., Dallas; $18.
Raurk, Elza, Dallas; chronic ophthalmia; $4.
Haley, Mary, Dallas; widow; $8; October, 1869.
Randall, Daniel J., Dallas; wounded left hand, loss 2 and 3 fingers; $4; March, 1867.
Russ, George W., Dallas; gun shot wound left thigh; $8; February, 1869.
Baxter, John Mortimer, Dallas; gunshot wound left leg; $8.50; May, 1869.
Hays, Thomas W., Dallas, Dallas; gunshot wound right arm; $2; November, 1875.
Bell, John, Dallas; rheumatism? and diseased heart; $25; -------.
Moran, John, Dallas; wounded right side; $6; October, 1872.
Gillingham, Harve W., Dallas; disease of spine and nervous system; $8; February, 1880.
Siegling, William C., Dallas; disease of abdominal viscera; $4; September, 1874.
Davidson, John W.,Dallas; loss per. [part?] left ring finger; $1; May, 1874.
Thompson, Susannah L., Dallas; widow; $8; -----.
McClinton, David A., Dallas; wounded left side of head; $10; October, 1864.
Ewings, Luther H., Dallas; gunshot wound left wrist; $6; May, 1866.
Alexander, Sarah Ann, Dallas; widow; 1812; $8; May, 1879.
Rodgers, Eri, Dallas; survivor, 1812; $8; June, 1873.
Gilmore, Martha, Dallas; Widow; $8; March, 1872.
Morrison, William, Dallas; gunshot wound right thigh; $3; September, 1877.
Donden, Hattie, Dallas; widow; $12; June, 1875.
Jackson, Mary J., Dallas; widow 1812; $8; June, 1879.
Gearhart, Reuben F., Dallas; loss of left 3rd toe from gunshot wound; $2; January, 1882.
Moorman, Charles C., Dallas; gunshot wound right arm; $6; April, 1882.
Carter, George B., Dallas; gunshot wound left thigh; $4; April, 1881.
Kelley, Henry C., Dallas; chronic diarrhea; $8; May, 1882.
Kerr, Robert, Dallas; gunshot wound right side, chest and right shoulder; $4; June, 1882.
Kyle, Henry, Dallas; survivor 1812; $8; May, 1873.
Lacy, Philemon, Dallas; served 1812; $8; December, 1872.
Irwin, Mary Jane, Dallas; widow 1812; $8; November, 1879.
Lucas, Narcissa, Dallas; widow 1812; $8; June, 1874.
Leonard, Mary Ann, Dallas; widow; $8; September, 1879.
Wright, Levina A. A., Dallas; widow; $8.; April, 1879.
Wilcox, George W., Dallas; gunshot wound right shourlder; $2; March, 1882.
White, John W., Dallas; gunshot wound left arm and right leg; $9.25; June, 1879.
West, Granville, Dallas; gunshot wound right foot; $4; November, 1882.
Sparks, Herman, Dallas; gunshot wound right thumb; $2; March, 1881.
Shellalo, John G., Dallas; gunshot wound right shoulder; $5; August, 1864.
Nichols, Henry J., Dallas; wounded left arm; $11.33 1/3; April, 1869.
Frazier, James, Dallas; gunshot wound side abdomen; $8; December, 1863.
Ervay, Francis M., Dallas; gunshot wound right hand, $13.33 1/3; April, 1865.
Evans, William, Dallas; gunshot wound both thighs and left wrist, $11.00. [all given]
Clark, Robert, Dallas; chronic rheumatism; $24; Decemer, 1879.
Cravens, Thos., Dallas, gunshot wound right thigh, $4; July, 1865.
Holcomb, Caroline A., Dallas, widow, $8; Nov. 1869.
Wilson, Mary E., Dallas, widow, $8; Feb. 1880.
Miller, Mary, Dallas, widow, $8; June, 1867.
Rust, Elbridge, Dallas, gunshot wound right hip, $4; Sept. 1864.
Reyner, Elisha, Dallas, gunshot wound left hand, $3; March 1879.
Taylor, John F., alias John Hack, Dallas; shl [shallow?] wound head; $.00; February, 1881.
Pringle, Henry, Dallas; gunshot wound left thigh, hip and groin; $12.00; June, 1882.
Prewitt, Jas. P. C., Dallas; rheumatism and diarrhea; $7.50; June, 1882.
Whittock, Hannah, Duck Creek; widow 1812; $8.00; May, 1879.
Rickey, Frank, Duck Creek; wound right hand; $8.00. [all given]
Smith, Ransom M., Duck Creek; fracture left scapula; $.00; July, 1866.
McDonough, Patrick, Duncanville; injured left ankle; $6.00; July, 1867.
Williams, Wm. G., Farmers Branch; diseased kidney and lungs; $16.00; May, 1864.
Rust, Marinda E., Grand Prairie; mother; $8; February, 1870.
Leggett, Leroy E., Hutchins; gunshot wound right arm; $8; December, 1863.
Hill, Sarah, Hutchins; mother; $8; July, 1867.
Himes, Levi, Lancaster; gunshot wound face and right shoulder; $5; April, 1876.
Davidson, Joseph W., Lancaster; gunshot wound right hip; $2; November, 1882.
Cline, Frederick P., Mesquite, gunshot wound left hip and groin; $6; August, 1881.
Jackson, Andrew, Richardson; gunshot wound left thigh; $2; March, 1878.
Norton, Hiram, Scyene; wound left hand; $8; January, 1866.
Barnes, Mary, Sowers; widow 1812; $8; October, 1879.
Vandervort, Oren, Sowers; wound right hand and right thigh; $6; July, 1872.
Williams, Aaron J., Sowers; wound left shoulder; $8; July, 1866.
Barnes, Joseph C., Trinity Mills, gunshot wound right knee and left ankle; $8; October, 1863.

- March 6, 1884, Dallas Weekly Herald, p. 4
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A Union Veteran Dead.

     John White, a central figure in some circles in Dallas, died at the city hospital last night from a stroke of 43 years family, has resided in Dallas about 10 years...came here with considerable money, but squandered it living a fast life. Served in the Union Army in the 12th Missouri Regiment...member of the G.A.R.. Funeral will take place tomorrow from Red Men's Hall.

- March 22, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 8
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     H. W. Gillingham left for St. Louis to attend the G. A. R. encampment.

- September 27, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 4, col. 2.
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     Ed Randall, of Capt. Will Scott's Ranger company, is home on a furlough.

- October 24, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 8, col. 2.
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The Geo. H. Thomas Post G. A. R.,
Preparing to Observe It.

    The George H. Thomas Post No. 6, of the Grand Army of the Republic, have appointed the following committees, looking to the observance of Memorial Day:
    Memorial sermon, Sunday, May 27---Purnell, Wright and Rue.
    Marking graves to be decorated---Jenkins, Brown and Danforth.
    Finance---Gannon, Wright, Loomis, Boggs, Pringle, Leffel, Foster and Cottman.
    Flowers---Jenkins, Stover, Borgman and Gillingham.
    Young ladies to represent the different states---Jenkins, Stover, Borgman and Gillingham.
    Floats---Leffel, Stover, Danforth and Wells.
    Military---Long and Rue.
    Ice water---Spikerkotter.
    Invitation----Leffel and Wiley.
    Music---Long and McCormick.
    A meeting of these committees and of the members of the Post will be held May 6th at 9 a. m. at their hall on Elm street. An invitation will be extended to the Grand Army posts' military companies, ex-Confederates and the public, generally, to be present on the memorial occasion.

- April 30, 1888, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 2.
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The News in Brief--Points About
People and About Events in Which
They Take Part.

     Judge Bower of Dallas was elected president of the ex-Confederate Missourians at Sulphur Springs yesterday.

- August 17, 1889, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 8, col. 2.
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City Notes.

     A camp of the sons of veterans was organized in this city last night with the following officers: John H. Gannon, captain; W. D. Wylie, Jr., first sergeant; A. G. Lefell[?], quartermaster sergeant; W. I. Purnell, first lieutenant; J. H. Hunter, second lieutenant; George A. Knight, Jr., chaplain; W. D. Wylie, Jr., delegate to the division encampment; B. W. Ayres, alternate; C. F. Hathaway, sergeant of the guard; George R. Ennison, color sergeant; A. M. Baker, camp guard; C. A. McWhirk, corporal guard; J. C. Young, picket guard; W. I. Purnell, Jr., Homer Price and C. W. Stere[Steere?], camp council.

- February 5, 1891, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 4, col. 2.
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Local Notes.

     Capt. W. F. Cottman, junior vice-commander of the G. A. R. department of Texas, requests all comrades of the G. A. R. womens' relief corps and sons of veterans to assemble in the Grand Army hall to-morrow at 2 o'clock, and march in a body to the Tabernacle M. E. Church, where memorial services on Gen. W. T. Sherman will be held, commencing at 2:30 o'clock.

- February 20, 1891, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 3, col. 2.
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     Sterling Price Camp held a meeting last night. A committee composed of Gen. W. L. Cabell, Capt. Ben Melton, Capt. Joe Record and Col. W. L. Thompson were appointed to correspond with the directors of the confederate home at Austin and, if necessary, to go to Austin and see if the fund sent to the confederate home by Sterling Price Camp could not be secured for the benefit of the indigent confederate veterans in Dallas. A motion was made and adopted that a committee of three be appointed to address a circular letter to all the confederate camps in the state advising and requesting them not to buy "The Life of Jefferson Davis," until the suit pending against the publishers in favor of Mrs. Davis was determined. Col. W. C. Lowrance, Capt. J. Pink Thomas and Capt. Graber were appointed on said committee. The camp then adjourned.

- January 22, 1892, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 3, col. 5.
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City Notes.

     A recruiting station for the United States regular army has been opened in this city, at 313 Main street, by Capt. C. H. Heyl of the Twenty-third infantry. The non-commissioned officers in attendance are Sergts. M. Carduff and H. Dittmer, and Corp. W. M. Blantin.

- March 16, 1892, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 4, col. 3.
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Added February 8, 2004:

It Will be Celebrated at Oak Cliff by the
G. A. R.

     The Grand Army of the Republic will celebrate the natal day next Tuesday at the Oak Cliff pavilion with a basket picnic and the following programme: Salute of forty-four guns at 10 a. m.; prayer by Rev. J. L. McLaughlin; music, "The Star Spangled Banner;" reading of the declaration of independence by Judge A. B. Norton; music, "The Red, White and Blue;" oration by Will H. Atwell; music; intermission till 3 p. m. for lunch and refreshment; oration by Maj. C. L. Edwards; music; oration by Dr. David McKay; music; oration by Col. W. D. Wylie; music, "America."
     The G. A. R. extends a general invitation to everybody to join in the celebration.

- July 1, 1893, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 3, col. 2.
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Inspection Drill.

     There will be a uniform inspection to-night of the Light Battery at their armory at Oak Cliff by the officers of the company. The battery will receive their gun carriages this week and will then remount their guns.

- September 25, 1893, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 8, col. 2.
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Uncle Sams' Local Station Not Overrun
With Candidates for the Army.

     Lieutenant Dabray, in charge of the recruiting stations at Fort Worth and Dallas, is in the city. The recruiting office in Dallas has had five applicants for enlistment since its opening. Of these, only one has been accepted, but some of the others may be, as all have not been finally rejected.
     Lieutenant Dabray said to a T
IMES HERALD reporter to-day: "The standard of soldiers, in the United States army is much higher than that of any other country. The pay is better, privileges greater and service lighter than that of any of the foreign countries. Of the applicants we receive, about 70 per cent are rejected. Those enlisted must be of the highest type of manhood. The life of a regular is not a drudgery as many persons imagine, but is one of ease, compared to that of many civilians.

- August 9, 1894, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 6, col. 4.
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"Home and History of the Dallas Ar-
tillery" Being Printed.

To the Times Herald.
     The year 1895 is, doubtless, to be a winning one for Dallas. The Dallas Artillery Company has resolved that it will do its part in adding to the laurels of the Queen City. The success achieved at Houston is to be followed by a clean record of prize winnings during the season. The past record of the company is reviewed with pleasure by both active and retired members of the company, and the fact that each victory enhances the reputation of its home, greatly adds to the satisfaction of its members. This mutual benefit is very fortunate, as the many favors received from the mercantile interests have been of great benefit to the company and are fully appreciated by them. The standing attained by the company at Houston augurs well for Dallas and gives assurance that the $2000 prize at St. Louis is within reach.
     Men and money are the sinews of prize drills, as well as of war. The men are hard at work attaining the proficiency that wins. The other -- money -- is equally necessary, and will, we believe, be subscribed without difficulty. Dallas will see that her artillery company is equipped in a manner to do credit to its home.
     Profiting by past experience, the company has, in course of preparation, "The Home and History of the Dallas Artillery Company." There is to be an attractive booklet of 80 pages; size, 7x7 inches; the front cover embellished by a handsome design, furnished by Lieut. Blythe. The presswork will be the product of Dallas workmen, which is a guarantee of its quality. The pamphlet, as indicated by its title, while giving due attention to the company, will really be an attractive review of Dallas. The varied mercantile, manufacturing and financial interests will be presented by their best authorities. The social and other features will be shown to the best advantage by different writers.
     Many handsome illustrations will add to the interest of the book. For the St. Louis trip, the issue will consist of 3500 copies, to be distributed about equally in Dallas, Northern Texas and en route to, and at, St. Louis. Advertising rates are very low. The entire receipts, less actual expenses, will go to the company and be used for the improvement of the battery.
     Capt. A. J. Houston and Lieuts. Blythe and Hart have this matter in charge and will be glad to furnish any information that may be desired. Their solicitor will call upon the business men and will, no doubt, receive what he is after--large orders.

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- June 10, 1895, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 6, col. 1.
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Stars and Stripes and Stars and Bars
Interlocked--Address of Welcome
by Mayor Holland--Exercises.

     Yesterday was Grand Army day. The sound money men owned the opera-house and the old soldiers had the rest of the city. They were astir early in the morning and all incoming trains brought new arrivals to swell their ranks. The city had prepared for their coming and many houses along the principal streets were decked in holiday attire and wearing the stars and stripes as the finishing touch to their costume. "Old Glory" waved in every direction and on every breeze floated the strains of the war hymns, the inspiring notes of which had cheered the old veterans along many weary marches. The whole city seemed to feel the impulse that made the Ohioan and the Texan march in column together and caused the color-bearers to inter-lock the stars and stripes with the stars and bars.
     The old soldiers paid little attention to business yesterday. They were too full of enthusiasm at the success of their eleventh annual encampment, too intent on shaking everybody's hands to settle down to work. And besides, there was very little to be done besides parading, looking at the ladies, listening to "Rally 'Round the Flag," as watching Gen. Cabell's boys grow wild over "Dixie."
     The parade from 11 o'clock till noon was the chief feature of the day and was viewed by thousands. All along the line of march, the streets were crowded, and Bostwick's men and Cabell's men were cheered alike. Eighty-six members of Sterling Price camp U. C. V., under the immediate command of Lieut. Harvey Campbell, followed in the rear of the Grand Army men, their color-bearer leading with the flag, at the side of which, fluttered the emblem of the union. Gen. Cabell rode with the Grand Army department commanders and smiled when one of his men raised a yell for "Old Tige."
     The column was formed on Main street with its head resting on Ervay. Many of the veterans had forgotten the discipline they once observed and Marshall Steere and his assistants were kept busy arranging the lines. The day was very warm and some of the visiting comrades refrained from joining in the march because they were unwilling to undergo the fatigue.
     The parade moved promptly at 11 o'clock with Chief Arnold and six of his men leading the line. Behind them, came the first band. The air to which the column moved was the war song of the confederacy and everybody cheered when "Dixie" was begun. A spectacle that cause affecting comment was the presence of two old soldiers, who, unable to walk because of the bullets of war, rode in a buggy, their crutches telling a story that appealed to all. The department officers, W. W. Bostwick, commander; H. E. Conger, senior vill commander; R. P. Sarget, junion vill commander; W. P. Flemming, medical director; T. K. Crowley, chaplain; E. L. Witman, assistant adjutant general, and John L. Boyd, assistant quarter master general, participated in the parade. After the Grand Army and the Confederate veterans came the Sanger Zouaves of Dallas, in their new uniforms.
     Then followed the newly organized Dallas camp of the Sons of Veterans, looking prouder than their fathers. A score of representatives of the Woman's Relief corps and the city council in carriages completed the column.
     After the parade, which moved along Ervay to Elm, to Austin, to Main, Main to North Harwood and thence to Turner hall, where the convention is held, came a scene that was pretty indeed. In front of the hall, the color bearers, bearing the flags that once waved defiance at each other, were halted, the two men faced, while ex-federals and ex-confederates, catching the folds of the opposite flags, formed a starry arch, under which the whole column marched. Every man who passed under, doffed his cap in respect to the emblems while the crowd cheered. The band played "Marching Through Georgia," and amid a scene of much enthusiasm, the parade was dismissed.
     The old soldiers crowded into the hall to catch a sight of the place where their sessions are to be held, while they rested and were cooled. Deft hands had been at work. In a score of places, were the words: "Welcome, Comrades," while the walls and ceiling were festooned in gay profusion with flags and bunting. The crowds slowly dispersed to their hotels to await the coming of evening and the rich programme that was in store for them.
     An executive session of the delegates was held at the hall at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, at which business that concerned the department was transacted.
     A public feature of the session was the presentation of a handsome horn chair to Commander Bostwick by the officers of his staff. The following was the presentation speech:
     "During the past year, our official and fraternal relations with you have been very harmonious and a source of great pleasure to all, and recognizing your very efficient and zealous administration during your term of office, your official staff desires to present to you this testimonial, which, but feebly expresses the love, esteem and fraternal fellowship which they feel for you. This testimonial is in part emblematic of one of the great products of our state, and is of home manufacture."
     Commander Bostwick was too surpsied to make an audible reply.
     The chair is made from the horns of the classic "Texas steers," marbled Jersey horns and crescents from the heads of Texas Durhams, gracefully entertwined with a pair of slender horns, which, one day, did brave service on the head of an Angora billy goat. On a silver plate upon the back is inscribed "Presented to Department Commander W. W. Bostwick by the eleventh annual encampment, Dallas, Tex., April 21, 1896, W. F. Cottman; chief of staff; J. L. Boyd, acting quartermaster general; E. L. Wittman, acting adjutant general; E. G. Rust, department inspector; John Glynn, E. M. Goodman, W. L. Lawthorn, aids."
     In executive session, after the report of the committee on credentials had been heard, the following committees were appointed:
     On commanders' report--Comrades Parks, Rust, Work.
     On assistant adjutant general's report--Comrades Metzler, Rice, Hume.
     On quartermaster general's report--Comrades Mann, Nash, Works.
     On inspector's report--Comrades Johnson, Purnell, Scholl.
     On chaplain's report--Comrades Welsh, Webb, Alvord.
     Rev. T. K. Crowley and Col. E. G. Rust were appointed a committee on resolutions. A committee on transportation was also appointed, but was knocked out.
     The reports of the various officers were read and referred to the committee appointed for their consideration.
     The report of Department Commander Bostwick was frequently interrupted by hearty applause. All reports showed up well for this order, both as to membership and finances.
     The appearance of Gen. A. G. Weissert, past commander-in-chief, was the signal for long and hearty applause. The encampment received him standing. Gen. Weissert, who is unusually popular, and who made every comrade in Texas his lifelong friend upon his former visit to this state, comes as the guest of the department of Texas, and at the request of Commander-in-chief Walker, as his representative. Gen. Weissert made a short address, dwelling upon the pleasure it gave him to again visit Texas.
     The invitation extended by Oak Cliff and the Oak Cliff railway officials to visit that city, was accepted. The hour set for the excursion is 5 o'clock to-day.
     The session adjourned to meet at 9:30 to-day.
     To-day will probably witness the close of the encampment. There are three candidates in the field for department commander and the fight will be a close one, with no prospect of an election until one of the three shall have dropped out. The prevailing feeling is one of friendliness, and the man who wins will have the support of his erstwhile rivals. Capt. George W. McCormick of John A. Dix post heads the list and is one of the best known men in the order. "Capt. Mac," as he is familiarly known, served as captain of company E, seventh Michigan cavalry, Custer's old brigade. He goes in the race with almost the unanimous support of the two posts here and has strength in all delegations. There is an unwritten law against giving the highest honor to a resident of the city in which the encampment is held and his friends say that an observance of this would be the only thing that can beat him.
     Senior Vice Department Commander Conger of Waco is also before the encampment as an applicant for honor. Col. Conger has made a most efficient vice commander and has strength in every delegation, although he comes with a divided home representation.
     Last, but not least, is John Roach, the little Irish hustler of the department, who hails from Dublin, Tex., but who was born in Portland, Me., and who served a three-months' service in the Taunton light guard and a three-years' term in the twenty-second Massachusetts infantry, raised and commanded by Henry L. Wilson, afterward vice president. Capt. Roach won his honors on many [a] battle field. He is widely known and his Irish wit enlivens every camp fire within his bailiwick. He and Capt. McCormick are officers of the United American Veterans.
     Mayor Holland delivered the address of welcome to the veterans, and Commander Bostwick responded.
     Last night, C. I. Evans, on behalf of Sterling Price camp Confederate Veterans, addressed the audience at Turner hall, and Past Commander-in-Chief Weissert followed.
     The exercises included music and recitations as per programme published in The News yesterday.
     The delegates will convene at Turner hall at 10 o'clock this morning for the transaction of the business of the department.
     The following programme will be observed at the hall to-night:
     Overture, by the Rick family "Spring Song," Miss Hattie Watkins; violin obligato, Prof. G. H. Rowe; address by Past Quartermaster General Burst; song, "Barbara Fritchie," Mrs. Minnie Smith of Wichita Falls; fancy dance, Meta Rossen, music by Mrs. Bissell; duet, by Misses Martha and Alice Rick; symphonic petite, two violin and piano forte, Mr. Fred Calhoun, Miss Adelaide Boyle sand Prof. G. H. Rowe; address, by Col. A. R. Morgan; xylophone solo, by Miss Martha Rick; recitation, Miss E. M. Stoner of San Antonio; cornet solo, by Miss Alice Rick; address, by Gen. G. R. Stormout of Indiana; sonate allegro, violin and piano forte, Prof. G. H. Rowe and Miss Adelaide Boyles; song, "The Army Bean," Mr. S. R. Green of Wichita Falls; music by the Rick family.
     The friends and general public are cordially invited to be present at these entertainments. No charge for admission. After the entertainment, the representatives of the G. A. R. and W. R. C. and invited guests will partake of a lunch, which occasion will be enlivened by selections by the Oriental Glee. Representatives who miss the reception committee are requested to go to Woodman's hall, on Main street, above Akard street.

Woman's Relief Corps.

     The seventh annual convention W. R. C., department of Texas, now being held in this city, is the largest ever held in the state. The full staff is present and fully seventy-five delegates are in attendance.
     The first session was held at 3 p. m. in G. A. R. hall on Main street.
     The following committees were appointed:
     On credentials--Mrs. Annie M. Wingrove, Denison; Miss Lena Cottman, Dallas; Miss Edith Conger, Waco.
     Greeting--Mesdames Lily Kline, of San Antonio, Maggie Rust of Houston, Mary L. Ricker.
     Officers' reports--Mesdames E. A. R. Williams of Denison, Ben, Rue of Houston.
     Resolutions--Mesdames Annie M. Wingrove of Denison, Clara Allen of Sherman, Martha Leeds of Dallas.
     A committee on conditions was also appointed. The reports of the different officers were read and referred to the committees. These reports show that the order has gained in every direction during the past year.
     A letter of greeting was read amid great enthusiasm from Past National President Mrs. Emma R. Wallace of Chicago, who attended the convention at Waco last year.
     Mrs. Elizabeth A. Turner of Boston, the national president of this order, also sent a letter of greeting and regret that she could not meet the ladies. Mrs. Meyers, who was elected junior vice president last year, and who resigned her office sometime since upon removal to Illinois, also sent a letter of greeting to her former associates, which was heartily cheered.
     Like all political parties sin Texas, the W. R. C. is divided into factions, and like these same political parties, the order this year bears a brave crop of candidates for the honors within the gift of the convention. The only office discussed thus far is that of department president. The struggle for this will be something worth watching, and after that is selected, candidates for the other offices will spring up.
     The most prominent candidates are Mrs. Lily Kline of Waco, Mrs. Nash of Dallas, Mrs. Rush of Houston and Mrs. La Moreau of Dallas. All of these ladies are popular in the order, and it remains to be seen which will prove the best politician.
     The second session meets at 9 a. m. to-day.

Notes Here and There.

     The delegates' badge worn this year is the handsomest ever gotten out by the order in Texas. A deep blue silk ribbon, bearing the legend, "Eleventh Annual Encampment Department Texas G. A. R., Dallas, Tex., April 21, 1896," bears in the center a peculiar convex circle, within which the G. A. R. badge is wrought in most beautiful colors.
     Major J. J. Weiler of John A. Dix post is the only man in the encampment who wears the badge of the Army of the Cumberland, a bronze disk, within which, is engraved an acorn in relief. The acorn was the fourteenth army corps badge. Major Weiler carries in his inside pocket, a carte de viste photograph of Terry's Texas rangers (8th Tex. Cav.), which he captured in Alabama. Despite the lapse of years, the colors are preserved, and the dark blue field, with its white center bearing the bars in a beautiful red, set with tiny stars, around which is written, in steel plate copy almost, the words, "Terry's Texas Rangers, Decit Amor Patria," shows up with a touch of brightness that is pathetic as one remembers the brave men who bore the original.
     Another keepsake highly prized by Major Weiler is the pistol and belt which belonged to Col. John A. Washington, who was said to be a nephew of George Washington, and who was serving as topographical engineer and aide upon the staff of Gen. R. E. Lee at the time of his death. These were given to Major Weiler by order of Secretary of War Cameron.
     Col. W. H. Christian of Dublin is the possessor of a handsome and unique badge, which was presented to him by the Nineteenth Illinois Infantry Veteran club, after a service of two years as its president. This club is the largest regimental club in the United States, and its members are armed, equipped and uniformed. A gold scroll bears the inscription, "Presented to Comrade W. H. Christian by the members of the Nineteenth Illinois Veteran Club." Suspended from this is a gold bar, to which is attached pendant a gold rim surrounding a piece of mussel shell from stone river, upon which is an acorn carved from laurel rock taken from Lookout mountain. Both of these souvenirs were taken while the respective fields were occupied by troops. The acorn bears a silver head of a tiger, made from the die of the old Ellsworth zouavs' whip, which were, at one time, the crack military organization of the United States. On the reverse side is a list of battles in which the regiment was engaged, twenty-six in number, and dating from 1861 to 1864.
     Col. W. D. Wylie, who is past department commander, resembles Col. John A. Joyce of Washington, D. C., widely known through his poems and the battle royal which he and Ella Wheeler Wilcox waged upon each other over the authorship of the poem, "Laugh and the World Laughs with You," Wylie and Joyce look alike to such a degree that the two are being constantly mistaken for each other.

- April 22, 1896, Dallas Morning News, p. 12, col. 3-6.
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Tender Camp Sterling Price a
Housewarming Tuesday.



To be Inspected by a Committee
Already Appointed--The Local
Daughters Very Busy.


     From now on, until the unveiling of the Confederate monument, with all its attendant pomp and ceremony, the Daughters of the Confederacy will be among the hardest working ladies of Dallas.
     To-morrow evening, in conjunction with the wives and daughters of members of Camp Sterling Price, they will tender that camp a housewarming at their quarters on the courthouse square.  The entertainment will commence at 8 o'clock, and every Southern woman attending is expected to bring a basket of good things.  All Daughters of the Confederacy are requested to meet at the camp headquarters in the morning at 10 o'clock to arrange the details of the entertainment.
     The plaster casts of President Jefferson Davis and Generals R. E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and Albert Sidney Johnston were shipped last week from San Antonio and are expected to arrive here daily and be taken to the courthouse yard where they will be inspected by a committee composed of the following gentlemen: for the cast of Jefferson Davis, Major John F. Elliott, Capt. Ben M. Melton and Dr. J. D. Keaton.  For Gen. R. E. Lee's, Dr. S. D Thruston, Capt. W. H. Gaston, and Gen. W. L. Cabell. For Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston's, Dr. S.H. Stouth, Col. W. W. Lang and Capt. H. W. Graber. For Gen. Stonewall Jackson's, Dr. E. L. Thomson, Judge A. T. Watts and Mr. John Conroy.
     If the result of the inspection is satisfactory, the casts will be placed in the camp's headquarters in the old county clerk's building.  Notice of the arrival of the casts will be made promptly to the committees and a day set for the inspection.

- March 1, 1897, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 2.
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     The Daughters of the Confederacy, under whose auspices a grand Confederate picnic will take place Saturday at Oak Cliff park, state that the gathering will not, by any means, be confined to the Confederates living in this city or country, or to members of the local camp. Confederates, whether members of any camp or not, are heartily asked to attend. This includes all Sons of Confederate Veterans and all Daughters of the Confederacy and the wives of all ex-Confederates.
     A pleasant reunion, plenty of refreshment, and a good time generally, are promised.
     All who can, are asked to bring baskets, but those who can not, are requested to come all the same and bring their friends.

- May 26, 1897, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 4.
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    Commander L. S. Flatau presided and C. L. Martin acted as adjutant at yesterday afternoon's regular weekly meeting of Sterling Price Camp, United Confederate Veterans.
    The death of Comrade B. N. McCarty was announced, the funeral to take place at 5 p. m. yesterday from the Sacred Heart Catholic church.
    The commander appointed Comrades J. L. Thompson, J. F. Caldwell, W. M. McDavid, T. F. Raglan and Frank Delvel as pall bearers.
    On motion of Comrade E. G. Bower, one month's salary for August was advanced to Janitor Jack Duhig.
    A communication was received from Comrade J. T. Downs, read and filed.
    On motion of Comrade E. G. Bower, Comrade C. L. Martin and any other comrades of the camp who might attend the reunion at Galveston on Aug. 5 and 6 were authorized to represent the camp as delegates.
    On motion, the camp then adjourned to attend the funeral of Comrade B. N. McCarty.

- July 25, 1898, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 8, col. 6.
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    Every member is expected to report at headquarters of the camp to-day at 2:30 p. m., wearing his badge of mourning. The regular order of business will be dispensed with and the resolutions on the death of Miss Winnie Davis made the special order of the meeting.
    The Sons of Veterans, Daughters of the Confederacy, Grand Army of Republic, second Texas U. S. V., and the public in general, are cordially invited to meet with the camp which will adjourn at 3:30 p. m. and repair in a body to the First Presbyterian church, there to join in the memorial services to be conducted by Dr. Lowrance, Mr. Rankin and other ministers of Dallas.
                                                                      H. W. G
      Oliver Steele, Adjutant.

- September 25, 1898, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 8, col. 6.
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Soldiers Will Get $80,000;

The Money Will Be Received in a
Few Days.

     Major Wilkins, one of the three paymasters of the department of the gulf, who will hand out to the officers and privates of the second Texas their stipends next Wednesday, said yesterday that the amount to be paid out would be about $80,000. this immense sum will be sent here in specie and currency by the government. The handling of such a large sum of cash will require a detail of soldiers to guard its transmission to Camp Cabell.
     There were a large number of visitors at the camp yesterday and, during the past week, the white-tented city has been an object of interest to many hundreds of Dallas people. The soliders are patiently waiting for the final day to come. They are comfortable and express the hope that the good weather at present will continue until Wednesday.

- November 6, 1898, Dallas Morning News, p. 24, col. 6.
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A Large Number of Applicants
Examined Yesterday.



The Court Room Was Well Filled
With Relics of the Lost

     The twenty-sixth general assembly of Texas provided for the distribution of an amount of money not to exceed $250,000 annually among indigent ex-Confederates and their widows.  Under the provisions of the law, prospective pensioners must be examined by the county judge and, if endorsed by him, their applications will go before the commissioners' court for approval.  Then, the applications go to the state authorities named in the act for final approval.
     Judge Foree has had several "Confederate Pension days" in his court, but on none of them was there such a rush as was evidenced yesterday.  The courtroom was all but crowded with aged and infirm men and women.  Many were cripples and not one seemed sound in body or limb.  They looked what they were--the picture of the relics of a bloody strife and told a story of the devastation of war more forcibly than the artist's brush or writer's pen.  Men used to trying scenes could not supress a sigh at the sight of such an assembly of maimed men and of women still in weeds.
     There were sorrows to solace and cares to lighten that no general assembly could touch, but Judge Foree did the best he could.
     The court was kept extremely busy.  The following applications were submitted:
     Marinda Hodges, 203 Santa Fe avenue, Dallas; husband died April, 1885; was captain in Coffee's regiment, 16th Alabama.
     S. C. Morris, 63 years old; 116 South Ervay, city; Co. D, 47th Alabama infantry.
     Mrs. Ophelia Eakins, 63 years old; widow of John J. Eakins, who died September 27, 1886, and was in Gano's squadron, afterward in 3d Kentucky infantry.
     W. M. Minyard, city, 65 years old; was in Co. D., 1st Alabama cavalry.
     W. B. Montague, Lancaster, 60 years old; Co. G, second Texas for four years.
     Mary Douglass, widow of W. R. Douglas, who died January 4, 1884, was in Col. R. R. Lawther's regiment.
     Martha M. Moore, widow of M. I. Moore, who died March 1, 1872, and was in Co. A, 31st Texas cavalry; served four years.
     Mrs. N. S. Tolan, widow of Frank Tolan; died October 18, 1897, and was in Col. McCord's regiment.
     Mrs. Eliza Woods, widow of R. A. Woods, who died October, 1862, and was a member of Co. C., 18th Texas infantry.
     E. T. Campbell, 613 Browder street, city; 67 years old; was wounded while in Confederate service with Col. W. W. Forih [?], Gen. Derring's North Carolina troops.
     Edmund Armstrong, 63 years old; Rylie Prairie; was with Darnall's regiment.
     Eli S. Williamson, Dallas county, 71 years old; member Co. C, 62d North Carolina.
    John T. Moore, Dallas county; was member Co. A, 16th Missouri.
     Amanda S. Wiggins, widow of John W. Wiggins, who died March 18, 1892, and was with Co. A, 32d regiment Mississippi volunteers.
     Jackson Bell, Wheatland; 77 years old; was with Co. I, Gurley's regiment; served two years.
     J. N. English, city; 62 years old; was with Co. E, second Georgia cavalry.
     D. C. Savage, 148 Dexter avenue, city; was with Co. E, eighth Tennessee.
     J. G. Lee, city; 63 years old; was with Co. E, 19th Texas.
     A. A. White, Farmers' Branch, 70 years old; Co. F, eighth Mississippi.
     Chr. Bettiner, city; 71 years old; was with Co. B, second Texas.
     Isaac U. Brown, city; 63 years old; Co. C, McClellan's Tennessee battalion.
     E. L. Tuck, city; 61 years old; Co. C, second Arkansas mounted riflemen.
     Spencer Mitchell, Lancaster, 62 years old; Co. C, 25th Tennessee volunteers.
     T. J. Riley, 463 Elm street, city; 62 years; Rice's Battery, Torrent and Burford's command.
     Newton Lusk, county; 60 years old; Co. K, 44th Mississippi.
     Mrs. Virginia White, widow of R. C. White, 124 Carter street; 50 years old; Co. F [?], 11th Mississippi.
     J. M. Cooper, city; 78 years old; Co. H, first Georgia, in Hood's command.
     Mrs. S. D. Hall, widow of Martin Hall, 380 Hickory street; member Veal's company, state militia.
     Mrs. John A. Holly, widow of John A. Holly, who died August 22, 1881.
     Mrs. Elva Bryant, city, widow of W. N. Bryant, who died September 25, 1895; member Co. D, sixth Texas infantry.
     Mrs. H. E. Bumpas, widow of William M. Bumpas, who died in 1863 in a Federal prison; he was in the 45gh Tennessee regiment.
     Mrs. C. J. Lockhart, city, widow of J. C. Lockhart, who died in 1869; was in Blunt's battalion.
     Mrs. Martha S. Boone, Fourth and Lancaster, Oak Cliff, widow of B. F. Boone, who died April 21, 1899; under Gen. D. H. Hill.
     B. B. Cork, city; 68 years old; Douglass' battery, Texas artillery.
     William Story, Kit; 61 years old; Co. C, Darnall's regiment.
     John Wakeham, Oak Cliff, 77 years old; Co. A, 41st Tennessee.
     J. H. Sullivan, Simons, Co. I, 30th Texas.
     A. F. Pate, city; 64 years old; Co. F, 23d Texas cavalry.
     J. A. Baldridge, Holmes street, city; 81 years old; Co. B, 48th Tennessee.
     C. T. Hill, Lancaster; 65 years old; was in Co. K, 24th Texas cavalry.
     James Burke, city; 64 years old; Co. A, 19th Texas infantry. Only one so far who served in Confederate navy.
     R. J. Hill, city; 63 years old; Co. F, eighth Texas.
     W. H. Arnold, 209 College avenue, city; Co. D, sixth Kentucky infantry.
     F. P. Gillespie, country; 69 years old; Co. B, 30th Mississippi.
     C. Wolf, city; 61 yeasr old; Co. B, fourth Texas cavalry.
     Sam Turner, Mesquite; 82 years old; Co. G, Stone's regiment.
     Austin Morris, Rowlett; 67 years old; Co. A, J. P. Stevens' regiment.
     A. M. Fone, Oak Cliff; 77 years old; 24th Georgia.
     J. B. Mims, 135 Canton street; Co. H, third Texas.
     J. M. Robinson, county; 66 years old; Co. D, 15th Texas infantry.
     Mrs. M. M. King, widow of A. M. King, who died in March, 1868.
     G. W. Russell, 174 Swiss avenue; Co. A, 14th Texas infantry.
     Mrs. Mary S. Brown, Cedar Hill, widow G. W. Brown, who died November 28, 1888; was in Darnall's regiment.
     Mrs. S. E. Bell, widow of John M. Bell, who died December 18, 1864; was in Capt. McGuntess' company of Mississippi troops.
     Mrs. C. S. Yeargan, county, widow of N. A. Yeargan, who died September 24, 1894.
     Mrs. Martha Summers, Cedar Hill, widow of William Summers, who died in 1892; was in Bledsoe's Missouri battery.
     Mrs. M. J. Slider, 213 Santa Fe avenue, city, widow of John Slider, who died November 8, 1867; member Co. H, John D. Morton's regiment, Army of Tennessee.
     Mrs. Emily Clines, Ross avenue, city; widow L. W. Clines, who died about 16 years ago; was in Harkins' battery.
     Mrs. M. H. McLendon, 150 Hughes Circle; widow of C. W. McLendon, who died August 31, 1878; was in 17th Louisiana.
     Mrs. Mary Millican, Exposition Park; widow of J. H. Millican, who died 18 years ago; served under Col. McAdoo.
     Mrs. Susan A. Crow, 441 Jackson street, city; widow of C. C. Crow, who died December 23, 1864; with eighth Virginia cavalry.
     Mrs. Elizabeth B. Stevens, county; widow of James G. Stevens, who died May 25, 1889; was colonel of a Texas regiment.
     E. R. Cox, Sowers' store; 55 years old; with Co. I, 10th Kentucky cavalry.
     The above swell the total number of applicants to about 125. Judge Foree thinks there will be fully 250 in the county before the list is concluded.

- July 23, 1899, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 4-6.
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     County Court--Judge Foree yesterday received twenty-four applications for pensions from ex-Confederates and their widows. This runs the entire list of applicants to 171.

- August 13, 1899, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 8, col. 7.
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Cannot Collect Pension Warrants
Until State Gets Money.

By The Associated Press.
     Austin, Tex., June 30. -- The Confederate pension department of the comptroller's office will begin the issue of warrants to pensioners on Monday, July 2. The amount is $14 for the quarter beginning July 1. Owing to a deficiency of funds in the state treasury to meet appropriations out of the general revenue, every warrant, before mailing, will be registered by the state treasurer and will be paid by him in their turn. It will take about a month before the issue of warrants can be completed.

- July 1, 1906, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 13, col. 4.
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     Sunday, April 27, will be Confederate Memorial Day, and Camp Sterling Price, United Confederate Veterans, and the Dallas chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, extend a cordial invitation to all who love the memory of the Confederacy and admire the bravery and chivalry of the men who wore the gray, to attend the memorial services that will be held at the Chamber of Commerce, Sunday, April 27, at 3 p. m.
     The veterans earnestly request all who have flowers or evergreens to bring them to the Chamber of Commerce on Sunday at 3 p. m., so that at the close of memorial services, they and their friends can go to the different cemeteries and lay a tribute of love on the graves of their departed comrades.
     The program for the exercises is as follows:
     Invocation--Chaplain Camp Sterling Price.
     Reading the list of the year's dead of Camp Sterling Price--Adjutant Gen. W. Blair.
     Tribute to the memory of our Comrades.--Hon. Chas. L. Martin.
     "Tenting Tonight on the Old Camp Grounds"--Mrs. Hamilton and Robert Knight.
     Memorial Address--Rev. M. M. Davis.
     Song--Mrs. Nellie Moore Hamilton.
     Gen. R. M. Gano--Judge J. C. Muse.
     Song--Mr. Robert Knight.
     Bestowal of Crosses of Honor--Dallas Chapter U. D. C.
     "God Be With You Till We Meet Again."
     Ceremonies will be continued and graves decorated at the different cemeteries.
     On arrival at Greenwood cemetery, the first stop will be at the grave of Ben. W. L. Cabell, where Dr. S. H. Hayden will pay a tribute to the memory of his loved commander, and Miss Nellie Moore Hamilton will sing one of the general's favorite hymns, "Shall There Be Any Stars in My Crown?" From there to "Confederate Lot," where sleep Capt. S. P. Emerson and many Confederate veterans whose graves are tenderly cared for by the Dallas chapter U. D. C. Here short tributes will be paid to the memory of the veterans by Col. Cole, Capt. Daniels and Louis Wilson and others. Old familiar hymns will be sung and the graves decorated.

- April 26, 1913, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 10, col. 3-4.
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     The Dallas County Exemption Board was notified Friday morning by the district board at Fort Worth that twenty-one appealed cases for exemption had been denied. These men are being certified to Camp Travis and must report with the next contingent on October 10. Most of the men asked to be exempted on industrial claims as agriculturists. Others offered industrial reasons.
     The men whose exemptions were denied are the following:
Monroe A. Needham, Route 2, Sta. A; James A. Jordan, Grand Prairie; Sidney Smith, Station A, Route 2; Lee Chessler, Lancaster; Guy C. Newman, Garland; J. G. Griffis, 1607 Leth; S. P. English, 605 North Clinton; Thos. M. Starnes, 6005 Bryan Parkway; M. B. Galvin, Dallas, Route 6; John W. Davis, Garland; John O. Miller, 5747 Prospect; H. J. A. Wilkerson, Mesquite; A. Gluck, 1001 Erwin; J. E. McWharter, Carrollton; Sam J. Reedy, Mesquite, Route 4; H. E. Wray, Irving; Geo. Flack, Dallas, Route 6; C. W. Murphy, Irving; W. Lacey, Lancaster; Watt Wolf, Grand Prairie; Ernest E. Wells[?], Wylie, Route 2.

- October 5, 1917, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 7, col. 4.
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     Two hundred and sixty-six Dallas and Dallas county negroes, called in the army draft some weeks ago, will be mustered into service within the next two weeks, according to dispatches from the war department at Washington.
     The Dallas and Dallas county boards have practically exhausted their quotas of white men, but no negroes have been called into service as yet. One hundred and fourteen of the negroes to be called will be from the city and 152 from the rural districts. North Dallas leads in number, fifty-three men having been certified. Several of these negroes, however, have appeals before the District exemption board at Fort Worth. South Dallas will contribute thirty, and the same number will be sent from East Dallas. In Oak Cliff, there was but one lone negro who passed the physical examination and did not file exemption claims. However, twelve were certified by Chairman Simpson of the board and their appeals are pending with the District Board, with chances that they will become soldiers in a few days. Of the 152 certified by Chairman Rislen of the county board, several have carried their cases before the District board. That body is expected to concur in the decision of the local board.
     The District Board at Fort Worth has informed the East Dallas Board that the following exemption claims had not been allowed: Chas. L. Byrd, 4312 Live Oak; Weise L. Haynes, 4311 Gurley; Claude E. Manes, 3433 Commerce and Elmer S. Kerne, 1818 Bennett. The exemption claims of Nolan Brown, 4508[?] Reiger and Jack Strange, 837 Kentucky, have been allowed.

- October 12, 1917, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 2, col. 1.
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