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
30, 1880, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 5.
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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:
- March 6, 1884, Dallas
Weekly Herald, p. 4
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;
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,
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;
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;
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;
Sparks, Herman, Dallas; gunshot wound right thumb; $2;
Shellalo, John G., Dallas; gunshot wound right shoulder;
$5; August, 1864.
Nichols, Henry J., Dallas; wounded left arm; $11.33 1/3;
Frazier, James, Dallas; gunshot wound side abdomen; $8;
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,
Cravens, Thos., Dallas, gunshot wound right thigh, $4;
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.
Reyner, Elisha, Dallas, gunshot wound left hand, $3; March
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,
Rickey, Frank, Duck Creek; wound right hand; $8.00. [all
Smith, Ransom M., Duck Creek; fracture left scapula; $.00;
McDonough, Patrick, Duncanville; injured left ankle; $6.00;
Williams, Wm. G., Farmers Branch; diseased kidney and
lungs; $16.00; May, 1864.
Rust, Marinda E., Grand Prairie; mother; $8; February,
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,
Barnes, Joseph C., Trinity Mills, gunshot wound right
knee and left ankle; $8; October, 1863.
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A Union Veteran Dead.
a central figure in some circles in Dallas, died at the city
hospital last night from a stroke of paralysis...ca. 43 years
old...no 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
- 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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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
- April 30, 1888, Dallas
Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 2.
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
Young ladies to represent the different
states---Jenkins, Stover, Borgman and Gillingham.
Floats---Leffel, Stover, Danforth and
Military---Long and Rue.
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.
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NEWS OF INTEREST GATHERED
The News in Brief--Points
People and About Events in Which
They Take Part.
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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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?],
- February 5, 1891,
Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 4, col. 2.
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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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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
- January 22, 1892,
Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 3, col. 5.
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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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February 8, 2004:
Will be Celebrated at Oak Cliff by the
G. A. R.
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."
1, 1893, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 3, col. 2.
The G. A. R. extends a general
invitation to everybody to join in the celebration.
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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
- 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.
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.
- August 9, 1894, Dallas
Daily Times Herald, p. 6, col. 4.
Lieutenant Dabray said to a TIMES 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
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THIS FOR THE
HONOR OF DALLAS.
"Home and History
of the Dallas Ar-
tillery" Being Printed.
To the Times Herald.
(Link to related article)
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
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.
- June 10, 1895, Dallas
Daily Times Herald, p. 6, col. 1.
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G. A. R. ENCAMPMENT
OLD SOLDIERS HAD
OF DALLAS AT THEIR
NORTH AND SOUTH
Stars and Stripes
and Stars and Bars
Interlocked--Address of Welcome
by Mayor Holland--Exercises.
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.
Woman's Relief Corps.
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
"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
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
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.
Notes Here and There.
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
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
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
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
The second session meets at 9 a.
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
- April 22, 1896, Dallas
Morning News, p. 12, col. 3-6.
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
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.
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U. C. V. DAUGHTERS
Tender Camp Sterling
THE CASTS OF FAMOUS
To be Inspected
by a Committee
Already Appointed--The Local
Daughters Very Busy.
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.
- March 1, 1897, Dallas
Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 2.
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
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.
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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.
- May 26, 1897, Dallas
Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 4.
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.
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S. Flatau presided and C. L. Martin acted as adjutant at yesterday
afternoon's regular weekly meeting of Sterling Price Camp, United
- July 25, 1898, Dallas
Daily Times Herald, p. 8, col. 6.
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.
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ATTENTION CAMP S.
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.
- September 25, 1898,
Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 8, col. 6.
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.
Oliver Steele, Adjutant.
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Soldiers Will Get
The Money Will Be
Received in a
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.
- November 6, 1898,
Dallas Morning News, p. 24, col. 6.
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.
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A Large Number of
JUDGE FOREE KEPT
The Court Room Was
With Relics of the Lost
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.
- July 23, 1899, Dallas
Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 4-6.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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THE LOCAL COURTS.
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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FORCED TO WAIT
Cannot Collect Pension
Until State Gets Money.
By The Associated Press.
- July 1, 1906, Dallas
Daily Times Herald, p. 13, col. 4.
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
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SUNDAY WILL BE OBSERVED
CONFEDERATE VETERANS AS
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.
- April 26, 1913, Dallas
Daily Times Herald, p. 10, col. 3-4.
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
Invocation--Chaplain Camp Sterling
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
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.
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REFUSE TO EXEMPT
FROM THIS COUNTY
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.
- October 5, 1917,
Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 7, col. 4.
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.
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TO BE MOBILIZED
BEFORE NOV. 1
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
- October 12, 1917,
Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 2, col. 1.
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.
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