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■"1 



DOCUMENTS 



ASSEMBLY 



State of New York 



ONE HUNDRED AND FORTIETH SESSION 



1917 



Vol. xn.— Nos. 30 and 31 






4#NIVERSITY tF 6'HlCAdO 
LIBRARieS 
266892 
MARCH 1930 



STATE OF NEW YORK 



FOURTH ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



commission on sites, 

Grounds and 
buildings 



TRANSMITTED TO THE LEGISLATURE APRIL 2, 1917 



ALBANY 
J. B. LYON COMPANY. PRINTERS 
1917 



State of New York 



No 80 



IN ASSEMBLY 



Apml 2, 1917 



Fourth Annual Report of the Commission on 

Sites, Grounds and Buildings 



• % • 



To the Speaker of the Assembly: 

As Chairman of the Commission on Sites, Grounds and 

Buildings, I have the honor to transmit to the Legislature the 

fourth annual report of said Commission, from April 1, 1916, 

to date. 

Yours very respectfully, 

W. A. MALLERY, JR., 

Ghaitvfuin. 



REPORT 



To the Legislature: 

Pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 626 of the Laws of 
1913, creating a Commission on Sites, Grounds and Buildings 
* * * which shall have power to acquire by gift, purchase or 
condemnation such properties as will be required from time to 
time and lay out the grounds and locate all buildings to be 
erected at all state institutions reporting to the Fiscal Super- 
visor Jand State Board of Charities, and such as may hereafter 
be established * * *, I have the honor to submit herewith 
the fourth annual report of the Commission on Sites, Grounds 
and Buildings from April 1, 1916 to date. 

The personnel of the Commission remains the same as on the 
date of my last report with one exception. By virtue of the 
ex-oflScio membership under the statute of the Chairman of the 
Ways and Means Committee, H. Edmund Machold has succeeded 
William J. Maier, whose term expired as a member of the 
Legislature December 31, 1916. 

Hon. Henry M. Sage, Chairman, Finance Conmiittee. 

Hon. H. Edmund Machold, Chairman, Ways and Means 
Committee. 

Hon. Lewis F. Pilcher, State Architect. 

Hon. Charles S. Wilson, Commissioner of Agriculture. 

Hon. William A. Mallery, Jr., Fiscal Supervisor. 

The only business before this Commission during the past 
year was the selection of a suitable site for a Farm for Mis- 
demeanants. This selection of site was pending receipt of the 
sub-committee's report, who were directed to ascertain the attitude 
of the administration as to the further development of such an 
institution, should a site be purchased. 

Said Committee reported that the administration felt that on 
account of the many increased appropriations required at the 
time to maintain the State government, they would be unable to 
make appropriations to continue the development of such an 



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institution, and therefore deemed it would be unwise at that 
time to purchase a site for a Farm for Misdemeanants. 

No further action was taken by the Commission in reference 
to the matter, and the appropriation having elapsed June 10, 
1916, again brings it up to the Legislature for their action. 

There was no business transacted by the Commission other 
than to receive a small amount of correspondence, all of which 
related to the sale of farms. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. A. MALLERY, JR., 

Chairman. 



\ 



STATE OF NEW YORK 



PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



United Spanish War Veterans 



DEPARTMENT OF NEW YORK 



For the Year 1916 



HELD AT THE STATE ARMORY, SARATOGA SPRINGS, N. Y. 



Edited by 

FkAxYk S. Sidway, Fast Departitient Commander. 
Andeew B. Gilfillan^ Fast Department Adjutant, 
Albert IIahx, Fast Acting Department Adjutant. 



TRANSMITTED TO THE LEGISLATURE APRIL 4, 1917 



ALBANY 
J. B. LYON COMPANY, PRINTERS 

1917 



State of New York 



No. 31 



IN ASSEMBLY 



Apeil 4, 1917 



PROCEEDINGS 

OF THE 

UNITED SPANISH WAR VETERANS 

DEPARTMENT OP NEW YORK 

For the Year 1916 



April 3, 1917. 

Hon. Thaddeus C. Sweet, Speaker of the Assembly, Albany, 
N. Y, : 

Dear Sir. — As Department Commander of the United Spanish 
War Veterans of the Department of IsTew York for the year begin- 
ning July, 1915, and ending July, 1916, I have the honor to 
present the report of said department to the Legislature. 

Very respectfully, 

FEANK S. SIDWAY. 

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ILLUSTRATIONS 



OPPOSITE 
PAGE 



% 



Boyd, Thomas E., Department Judge Advocate 216 

Gilfillan, Andrew B., Department Adjutant 159 

Groodw-in, William S., Department Inspector 179 

Hahn, Albert, Assistant Department Quartermaster 234 

Hunt, William T., Junior Vice-Department Commander 101 

McCune, George W., Senior Vice-Department Commander 16 

Reaney, William II. I., U. S. X., Department Chaplain 128 

Sliinn, Charles P., Department Chief-of-Staff 157 

Sidway, Frank S., Department Commander Frontispiece 

Slack, W. Elmore, Department Musician 219 

Strauss, William C, Department Quartermaster " 222 



[5] 



TIME AND PLACE OF MEETING 



Headquarters 

UNITED SPANISH WAR VETERANS 

Department of New York 

Mutual Life Building, 210 Pearl Street 

Buffalo, N. Y., April 21, 1916. 

From: Department Commander, Department of New York, 

United Spanish War Veterans. 

To: Members of the Department Council of Administration. 

Subject: Date of holding the Department Encampment for 1916. 

Section 1 of Article V of Part 3 of the Rules and Regulations 
of the United Spanish War Veterans, as amended, provides that 
" the Department Commander, with the advice and consent of 
the Department Council of Administration, shall fix the date of 
any stated convention that may be due to be holden in his term 
of office; and provided, further, that if the Department Encamp- 
ment shall, in any year, fail to appoint the place of its next stated 
convention, the Department Commander, with the advice and 
consent of the Department Council of Administration, shall select 
the same.'' 

The committee having in charge the arrangements of the next 
encampment, which the last Department Encampment decided 
would be held at Saratoga Springs, have recommended the 3d, 4th 
and 5th of July as the dates for the next Department Encamp- 
ment. These dates are satisfactory to me and I am submitting 
them to you for your consent. Kindly notify me of your consent 
as soon as possible so that the date of the Department Encamp- 
ment can be stated in the next bulletin. 

[7] 



Record of Proceedings of fhe Thirteenth Annual Encampment 
of the United Sjoanish War Veterans, Held at the Arnuuy, 



Conwentioii •ctiiitled to 'order by Senior ^'^ice-lr)epfla'tmeiit-*Co[m- 
jmaiidea* 'Gegprge W. Mod n*^. 

-Seisi^ior Yice-Departmk^t Co]vrMA:)j.DJiR McCu:xu::: 

*Oolor Sergeants, advance Avith iSie -Goloi^. 

(Oalors placed in position, and caioi- ^ergeant-s retnm l!o places.) 

Past Commander Todd^ Saratoga Camp 88, presiding: 

The Department Marshal will close the doors so that we may - 
commence l!he proceedings. 

If you will give yonr attention, please, the Eeverend P. A. Mac- 
donald will pronounce the invocation. 

Reverend P. A. Macdojstald : 

Almighty and everlasting 'God, out Heavenly Father, at the be- 
gimiing of the exercises of this 'body we pray T^iee "Oiy blessing 
be granted the United Spanish War Veterans in fhis Anntial En- 
campment. We give Thee hearty thanks for the service rendered 
to Thee and to this Kation bv these veterans. We thank Thee for 
the fact idaat ive :are able to look badk over the years to the time 
when these inen wexst to the front ; we thaiak Thee tfoT lia^ng 
brought them out -of the ^conifliitjt and that uoafletr Thy .gnidaaosce the|\^ 
meet t©-fiav. W<e in^e Thee thanks for our ccmmti'v's mdbie hi^or\' 
and "Our Pdag. We thamk Thee that throngiiout the yeairs it has 
«tood for justice and liberty ; that it has srtood for <equaiity ; that 
it has sto&d for iaQ:div(isible imian and dibertv, ;aaid f ^' the Consti- 
tiatioai and the law. We piray Thee thi-s morndng^ in this time ©f 
great wonld conrflict and criisis for 'Ouir own nation, that motre than 
ever we may stand reverently in the •presence of this flag, and that 

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10 United Spanish War Veterans 

we may recall all that it has stood for in the past and all that it 
represents in the life of the nation to-day. We do rejoice in and 
honor our flag, which has stood in sunshine and storm for all that 
is best, and we thank Thee that whenever and wherever it has been 
carried by our soldiers, it has stood for all that is proper and true, 
and we pray Thee more and more that this may be so. Grant Thy 
blessing to the President of this nation to-day. Bless these United 
War Veterans in all their proceedings. Bless the Secretary of 
State and all rulers throughout the nation. Bless our relations 
with the Republic of Mexico, and grant that whatever may come 
out of this conflict, our motives will be true. Bless the soldiers 
who have gone from this city. Give them health and strength and 
good cheer and courage to fulfill the duty required of them. Bless 
these men and women in therr deliberations to-day. We ask it in 
Thy gracious and Holy Xame. Amen. 

Past Commander Todd: 

Will the chairman of the General Committee escort the Presi- 
dent of the Ladies' Auxiliary to the platform ? 
This was done amid continued applause. 

Past Commander Todd: 

Before we proceed with the exercises, I would request that some 
representative of the local committee arrange to have the windows 
opened, so we may have more air. 

Past Commander Todd: 

Comrades and Ladies of the Auxiliary — It is my privilege on 
behalf of the mayor and all of the citizens of Saratoga Springs to 
welcome you here to-day. I do so with great pride. First, because 
I feel that it is an honor to welcome this organization, of which I 
have the honor to be one of the members (applause) and, second, 
because as a resident of the city of Saratoga Springs, I am happy 
to say we are proud of our city, and we are proud to have you here. 
We are particularly pleased because it is your second visit, and 
we ordinarily do not make a second visit unless we like the first. 

It is not my intention to stand here and make an extended ad- 
dress. That is left for those more eloquent, and who have been 



Proceedings of the TiiiRXEEisrTH Aistnual Encampment 11 

chosen for that purpose, and who will follow me. But I cannot 
refrain at this time, in this crisis in the history of our country, to 
congratulate our country upon the fact that we have this organiza- 
tion of United Spanish War Veterans. This is a time when we 
can and should show our patriotism. It is not necessary for us 
to go to war to show that. There is work for us to do at home. 
The opportunity is here for this great organization, built up since 
'99, to show that we can do something for the benefit of our coun- 
try. We know that our country's call will be answered, and we 
know that there is equally as necessary service to be performed at 
home, and we know that we are as willing to do our share now as 
when we went away in '98. (Applause.) That same feeling of 
patriotism is in each heart to-day. I trust that you will at this 
Encampment take action along the lines which will show our will- 
ingness to assist our country in this crisis, and to help our country 
in solving the problems before us. 

Again I greet you and welcome you, on behalf of the mayor and 
all the citizens of Saratoga Springs. We extend to you all the 
liberties of our city, and we hope that your stay here will be so 
pleasant that you will want to come here for the third time. 
(Applause.) 

I have the honor to present the Honorable William S. Ostrander, 
our surrogate, and a man who can tell you, whatever his message 
may be, in a way, I am sure, will be pleasing to hear. 

Judge Ostrander: 

Ladies of the Auxiliary; hoys of the Spanish War — I cannot 
quite call you veterans, because it is a little better, I think, to call 
you boys, which I am sure you always have been, and I know from 
your faces you always will be. 

It ill becomes a man to cut his thumb when his country calls for 
volunteers, and it ill becomes me to stand in the place of th« great 
orator who was to address you to-day, but who, unfortunately, was 
unable to be present this morning. 

This is a splended gathering in many ways. It comes just at 
a time in our history when we should stop and take an account of 
ourselves, and see what these old stars and stripes stand for, and 
to qualify ourselves a little, if you please, for the privilege of living 
under its folds. 



12 'II^NTiTJiD Spakisti Wae VErEBA:S« 

It may be interesting to know, what perhaps is not known to all 
'here pjesent, that Ihie first ofBcial «taTS and stripes 'Our comitry -eJ^er 
had, was {raised over the tracqps of the old patriots m Ais eouutry 

— in the -easterly side of this connty, on the site ai Sehnylerville 

— who had just escaped Biucgoynfe's ai*my, and these troopas, the 
victors of onany Euiropean battlefields, inaTched beneath its iolds 
an .their way to the prison .camps at Boston. To be suire, a sort of 
a gfcars and stripes were raised a few days •earlier at ©riakany, 

'Wheue the women at Fort Btanwix made a flag of «ome old skirts 
foif red, white and blue, and there, I suppose, the first -stare .«nd 
stripes appeared, but it was within this county, over the coaiquered 
[Britidi army, that was unfurled this flag we all love -so well. 

It fell to the men of those days to make the word the fact. You 
alll remember and realize what a thrill mu«t hajve come to all when 
the ilittle boj^ standing under the bell at Philadelpliia cried out, 
" Ring! Grandpa, ring," for the Declaration of Independence had 
been signed. That was the speaking of the word. It remained for 
the aaaen of thoee days to make the word the fact, and finally the 
proud but beaten Brrtieh army marche<;l between th^eir lines to Ihe 
prison camps. 

It has fallen to other men to meet great exigencies hi the na- 
ticflial history. It fdl to the >men of '61 to makie a fact of those 
woa^ds of iPresident Lincoln, "no coiHitry -can endure half slave 
and half free," and their patriotism, deeds and ^aeri-flees made a 
united Union. 

As the nation grew and assumed other duties and other responsi- 
Tbilities among "fhe family c£ nations, it fell to you and your com- 
rades to make a fact of the statement that this eountrv had become 
iiie big brother of the -appressed under out noses, and that tyranny 
and cruelty in the rule of Cuba must cea-se. -Grallantly you per- 
formed that service. I do not speak of the trials and -Bickness, and 
hard mardies and fighting which you did. Those ai^ familiar 

-deeds to evei'^' heart. We know them all, and for vour service we 

I, ' « 

are grateful. 

At the present time, other men will have to shoulder the buTden 
of respooatsibility for the defenses of our country. 

"Now this is the day of Independence. When wo celebrate that 
day of Independence, do we ever stop to think of the responsibili- 
ties which we assumed with it. That we owe the debt to our 



Proceedings of the TiniyrEEisTir Aj^nual Encampment 13 

fathers to see that there is lib'erty and justice to all within out land 
and j)rotection to all beneath our flag, and that we must transmit 
to onr sons the determination to continue our government as a fact ? 
It isn't all of patriotism to answer to the call for volunteers. This 
is a duty that falls to the j)rivilege of some. It is also patriotism 
to assist in working out our problems of security and protection 
at home ami the welfare and advancement of our families, our 
wives and our daughters. These are duties which, if well per- 
formed, calls for patriotism of us all. We have many privileges 
but we have many sacred duties to perform. You make your will 
and leave your friend to administer your affairs. lie is the trustee 
of the property for your wife and children, and he must see that 
his trust is faithfully administered for them. You give him full 
power to buy and sell and to give record to your property. Is it 
his ? 'No. His is a sacred trust and the man is debased w^ho will 
hetray that trust. When he fulfills his trust, that is patriotism. 
And so to us men of the nation has been handed the sacred trust 
of seeing '^ that government of the people and by the people and 
for the people, shall not perish from the earth." We should not 
receive it lightly or use it lightly but in a sacred way as a most 
sacred trust. If this government stands for anything, it stands for 
the equal protection of all. It is not a country where some one 
imposes a law upon you or upon me and upon our fellow citizens. 
In this countrv we reallv make the laws- ourselves. It is out solemn 
agreement that we live together under these conditions. This isn't 
somebody else's country — it is our countrv. It is our privilege 
to live here in our country under the folds of our old flag, and it 
is our solemn duty to keep it unsullied forever. (Applause.) 

Past Commander Todd: 

It gives me great pleasure to announce that we will now be 
entertained by Mrs. Charles B. Andrus, in vocal solo, accompanied 
bv Mr. Albert Piatt. 

Mrs. Andrus very pleasantly entertained by singing. 

Past Commander Todd: 

Saratoga is proud of many things, not the least among them our 
soldiers of '61. I take great pleasure in asking one of our boys of 
'61 to speak to you boys of '82 — Mr. Patrick MacDonald. 



14 United Spaisisii War Veterans 

Mr. MacDonald: 

Ladies and Comrades — When your local committee called upon 
me to attend this meeting, they told me — knowing that I was not 
a public speaker and never made a speech — that I was only to 
take a place on the stage. I supposed I was to be used as an exhibit 
of one of the fellows of '61-' 65. I cannot think they got me here 
to make a speech, but I am mighty glad of the privilege of wel- 
coming you to our midst. 

As a representative of the veterans of '61, the Civil War to the 
veterans of the Spanish- American War, I give you a hearty wel- 
come as comrades. Among our citizens, there is between those 
who have survived the wars our country has engaged in, a feeling 
of comradeship. When we grasp the hand of a comrade, it means 
more than the handshake of friendship. I know that you have 
much of business before you, and I will simply extend you wel- 
come, and the wish that when you return to your homes you will 
feel that your stay in Saratoga Springs has been one of the pleasant 
episodes of your life. 

The Encampment was then entertained by vocal solos by Mr. 
T. Blaine Towne. 

Past Commander Todd: 

We will listen now to the roll of the deceased Comrades for the 
past year. The following roll was then read, the delegates standing 
at parade rest while taps were sounded. 

Tai)s 

Lorenzo Fenel, O'Neil Camp Iso. 15. 

John L. McCluskey, Manhattan Camp No. 1. 

Philip J. O'Connell, Manhattan Camp 'No. 1. 

Joseph W. Baker, Berry Camp No. 73. 

Ernest E. Dicks, Marvin Camp No. 9G. 

James McGill, Naval Camp No. 49. 

Andrew Hultz, Seyburn Liscum Camp No. 12. 

Nelson W. Wilson, Seyburn Liscum Camp No. 12. 

Fred H. Wilson, Porter Camp No. 45. 

Patrick J. Kelly, Wheeler Camp No. 89. 

Johannes T. Jensen, Manhattan Camp No. 1. 



y 



PBOCEEDITiTGS OF THE THIRTEENTH AnISTUAL EnCAMPMENT 15 

John T. Gibbons, Hubbell Camp ^o. 4. 

George F. Seifert, Hubbell Camp Xo. 4. 

Samuel Harrison, Hubbell Camp No. 24. 

Ernest W. Redeke, Decker Camp No. 20. 

Rev. W. H. I. Reaney, Gloucester Naval Camp No. 5. 

Erancis G. Ward, Seybum Liscum Camp No. 12. 

Julius D. Wall, Porter Camp No. 45. 

Charles F. Bloom, Hamilton Fish Camp No. 46. 

Frank C. DeVeaux, Niagara Falls Camp No. 7. 

David Flann, New York City Camp No. 23. 

John P. Hedberg, 14th Regiment Camp. 

Rev. Henry F. Varcee, Barber Camp No. 3. 

James H. Sears, Barber Camp No. 3. 

August F. Rose, Foreign Service Camp No. 87. 

Hugo Baldauf, Barry Camp No. 73. 

Corporal Knight, Anderson Camp No. 26. 

Thomas F. Hastings, Barber Camp No. 3. ' 

John H. Reinhard, Seyburn Liscum Camp No. 12. 

Alfred J. Miller, Decker Camp No. 20. 

Walter Phillips, Hubbell Camp No. 4. : i 

G. G. Stieff, Naval Camp No. 49. 

William H. Mapes, Moore Camp No. 78. 

William E. Shearer, Randolph Camp No. 27. 

Francis H. Quinn, Russell Camp No. 43. 

Joseph M. Crone, Foreign Service Camp No. 87. 

John J. Cooney, Foreign Service Camp No. 87. 

Sterling F. Higley, Wilson Camp No. 9. 

Willard D. Norcross, Wilson Camp No. 9. 

Ernest W. Steinbuckle, Seyburn Liscum Camp No. 12. 

Charles J. Drumm, Camp No. 36. 

Percy Davidson, Empire City Camp No. 92. 

Past Commajstder Todd: 

Let us all join in singing " America." 
(This was done.) 

Past Commander Todd: 

It is now our pleasure to hear from the President of the Auxil- 
iarv, Mrs. J. L. Lakestream. 



16 l!J]?jiTBD Spanish? War- Tetekans 

Pbesident Lakestream: 

Friends of Saratogaj LadieSj Members of the United Spanish 
War Veterans^ Members of the G. A. IL — It is iiuleed an honor 
to address this assemblage in answer to the welcome which is 
seldom given to an organization of this kind. At the present time, 
events of our country bring vividly to your minds,, men and women, 
those other times when you responded to our counti-y's call and 
went forth to sustain the honor of our glorious flag. 

It seems but a short time ago when, we were assembled in Sara- 
toga at one of our annual conventions, in the year 1910, for a 
very pleasant meeting. 

Permit me as Department President to express to you our 
sincere appreciation of your very kind welcome. 

Past Commander Todd: 

It now becomes aru honor to taim ovar the gavel to the chief 
oflScer present of the Spanish American Wau Veterans, and. it is 
with pleasure that I bring before you. now Senior Yic^Depart- 
ment Commander George McGune. 

Senior Vice-Department Comm^ander McCune: 

Mr. Chairman of the 8a/ratoga Gommittee, Ladies of the 
Auxiliary, Comrades: I will not take up any time with any 
lengthy speech. I wish to express the thanks of our organization 
for the hearty greeting and. to say that wh^oi our stay is ended we 
will turn back the keys wJiich have been given us in just as good 
shape as when we got them. 

(Committee named to escort ladies to headquarters. ) 

On motion of Past Department Commander Jones, duly sec- 
onded and adopted, the session adjourned until 1 :45 p. m. 



FIRST DAY — AFTERNOON SESSION 



July 3, 1916 



[17] 



FIRST DAY 



Afternoon Session — July 3, 1916 

1:45 p. M., ENCAMPMEiS"T IN SESSION • 

Called to order by Senior Vice-Department Commander Mc- 
Cune. 

On . motion duly made, seconded and adopted, Irving Coon, 
Camp 31, was named as Reading Clerk: 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McCune: 

The first order of business is the calling of the roll of officers. 

This was done as follows : 

Department Commander Frank S. Sidway. Absent. 

Senior Vice-Department Commander George W. McCune. 
^Present. 

Junior Vice-Department Commander William T. Hunt. 
Absent. 

Department Chief of Staff Charles P. Shinn. Present. 

Department Adjutant Andrew B. GilfiUan. Absent. 

Department Quartermaster William C. Strauss. Present. 

Department Inspector William S. Goodwin. Present. 

Department Judge Advocate Thomas E. Boyd. Present. 

Department Surgeon Melville A. Hays. Absent. 

Department Patriotic Instructor Gerald J. O'Keefe. Absent. 

Department Marshall William J. Kennedy. Present. 

Department Historian Garret V. Johnson. Absent. 

Assistant Department Adjutant Charles A. Metzler. Absent. 

Assistant Department Adjutant Frederick Schroeder. Present. 

Assistant Department Quartermaster Albert Hahn. Present. 

Assistant Department Quartermaster Joseph Desch. Present, 

Department Color Sergeant Joseph Dossinger. Absent. 

Department Color Sergeant George Stephan. Absent. 

Department Musician W. Elmore Slack. Absent 

Chairman of Committee on Legislation Thomas E. Boyd. 
Present. 

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20 United Spakish War Yetera^s^s 

Past DErARTME:s^T Commander Jones: 

The Department Commander l^eiiig. called away, I move that he 
be recorded as absent and excused. 

Seconded and adopted. 

Senior Vice-Depabtmbnt Commander McGune: 
The following will be read for your information': 

'^ Saratoga Springs, July 2, 1916. 

" Special Orders Ko. 6. 

'' In the absence of Department Adjutant Andrew B. Gil- 
fiUan, Past Commander Albert Hahn, Camp t2, is hereby 
desagnated as Departmient Adjutant and a& a member of the 
Committee on Credentials. 

" FRA^'K S. SIDWAY, 

'' Depmi>meni Commander/' 

Past Comjmander. Kennedy : 

As chairman of the Committee on Resolutions I offer the fol- 
lowing resolution and move its adoption by a rising vote: 

Where ASy Almighty God in the exercise of His wisdom 
has seen fit to call to himself our beloved comrade, Past 
Xational Chaplain in Chief R«v. William Henry Ironsides 
Reanev, and 

Whereas, By his death the United States War Veterans, 
particularly those of the De2)«i*tment of !Ifew York, have lost 
a most beautiful character and have deprived of the 
unfailing sympathy and guidance of a masterful spirit, and 

Whereas, The members of the organization, fully appre- 
ciating their great loss, and mindful of the impossibility of 
satisfactorily filling the place held by our departed comrade 
in the hearts of the comrades ; be it 

Resolved, .T\i£tt the Thirteenth Encampment of the United 
Spanish, War Veterans,, of the Department of New York, in 
convention assembled, deeply and sincerely regret the loss of 



Peoceedings of the Thieteeistth Akktjal .'Ekcampment 21 

our most beloved and respected departed Cliaplaiii. Be it 
further 

Besolvedj That a copy of this resolution be spread upon the 
minutes of our Encampment, and a copy thereof forwarded 
to the relatives of our deceased comrade. Be it further 

JResolved, That a copy of this resolutiooi be delivered to the 
delegation-at-large from this Department, to be presented by 
them to the next ISTational Encampment, to be held at Chi- 
cago. 

ALFEED J. XETs^NEDY, 
P. SAMUEL EIG:NTEY, 
ROBERT X. MACKIX. 

Combaoe Spoldmrs^ "Sampson No. 4:^8 : 

I rise to second the adoption of the resolution. 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McCcne: 

You have heard the resolutions drawn by the committee on "the 
death of our beloved Chaplain, Father Reaney. All in favor orf 
its adoption will rise, it is unanimously adopted. 

Comrade Ross, Camp 74: 

On behalf of the committee appointed to escort the ladies to 
their headquarters, I beg to report that the committee has per- 
formed this duty. 

A Comrade: 

I move that the report be acce^ited and the committee discharged. 
Seconded and adopted. 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McCune: 

The next in order is the report of the Credential Connnittee. 

Past Department Commander Jones: 

We will have to make a partial report. Before that, however, 
I move that the privilege of the floor be granted to Comrade Harry 
E. Smith of the Philippine Islands. 



22 United Spanish War Veterans 

Past Commander Kennedy : 
I second the motion. 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McCune: 

All in favor of the motion say aye. Contrary no. It is carried. 
Comrade Smith will please come to the platform and take a seat 
here. 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McCune: 

We will now listen to the rejwrt of the Credential Committee. 

Chairman of Committee: 

One hundred and forty-three have registered so far and at least 
twenty-five are out there waiting. 

A Comrade: 

I move that you read the first and last name. Seconded and 
adopted. 

Read as follows: Edward !N. Jackson, Camp Xo. 2; Charles 
Wilson, Camp 98. 

Past Department Commander Jones: 

I move you that the partial report be accepted and that we pro- 
ceed to the regular order of business. 

Past Commander Kennedy : 
I second the motion. Adopted. 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McCune: 

We have some letters and telegrams here which will be read. 
The same read, as follows: 



Pboceedixgs of the Thirteenth Annual Encampment 23 

NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS UNITED SPANISH WAR 

VETERANS 

Chemical Building^ St. Louis^ Mo. 



Office of the Inspector-General^, 

88 Kinney Street^ 

Newark^ N. J., June 28, 1916. 

From: The Inspector-General, U. S. W. V. 
To: Department Commander, New York. 

Subject: Inspection reports. 

Dear Sir and Comrade: 

I am in receipt of the Consolidated Inspection Report from your 
Department, and I thank you for the same. 

You are indeed to be congratulated upon the splendid work that 
has been accomplished by your Department Inspector and District 
Inspeetcfrs. 

After my experience of the past few months I can fully appre- 
ciate the splendid work that has been accomplished by these of- 
ficers, and as it would be impossible for me to reach each one of 
them, I am going to ask you if you will please make a note in your 
next General Order of my appreciation and thanks for the work 
that they have accomplished. 

With kindest wishes and regards, I am. 

Yours, sincerely and fraternally, 

THOMAS GOLDINGAY, 

Received, filed and referred to the new Commander on motion 
of Comrade Boyd, 



24 Ui^iTED Spanish Wab Vetebaxs 

STATE OF XEW YORK 

Executive Chamber 

Albais^-, May 5, 1916. 

Mr. Frank S. Sid way, ]\Iutaai Life Building, 210 Pearl Street, 
Buffalo, N. Y. : 

Dear Sir. — By direction of the Governor I write to acknowl- 
edge, with thanks, the receipt of your letter of May 1st, relative 
to Uie Animal iBncaflaij^Mnent .of ithe Department of Xew York, to 
be held at Saratoga Springs on July 3, 4 and 5. 

The Governor ali^eady has tentative engagements for these dates 
and it is therefore impossiHe for me to give you a definite reply. 

Assuring you that he will be glad to be with yoii if his engage- 
ments will permit, I am, 

Yours vmy truly, 

LORILLARD SPEA^CEK, 

Military Secretary to the Governor. 
Received and filed. 

THE WHITE HOUSE 

WAsauNGTOJif, May 2, 1916. 
My dear Ccdmmaxdek Subway:: 

The President has Teceired your kind letter of May 1st and 
deeply appreciates the invitation which you extend to him on be- 
half of the Department of New" York, United Spani^ Wax Vet- 
erans. He Teguiets e9d;remely, hmv'ever^ that his engagements are 
suoh as to make it impossible for him to accept. He asks me to 

thank you warmly for vour courtesy in the matter. 

t/ I, «. 1/ 

Sincerely yours, 

J. P. TUMULTY, 

Secretary to the Preside7it. 

Commander Frain^c S. Sidway^ Department of iSTew York, U. S. 
W. v., Buffalo, :N". Y. 

Received and filed. 



PeOCEEDHsTGS of the ThIBTEENTH Al^?q:UAL El^rCAMPMENT 25 

CAMP WIIITMA:Nr 

Geeexiiaven^ X. Y.J July 2, 1916. 

Ileadqimrters^ United Spanish ^yar Veterans^ State Armory: 

Comrade Commander and Comrades. — Having left for the 
iiiobilization camp with the National Guard of our Empire State, 
I send my coaagratulations for a siaceessfiil Enca-mipment;, for per- 
haps befor© the Encam.pm<^nt closes we will be on our way to the 
Mexican bord'er. 

WILLIAM S. PREDERICH, 
P'asi Covimamder €apkmi F. R, Palmier CmtipNo-, 28. 

Brooklyn, X. Y., July 2, 1916. 

Department Commander Frank S. Sidway^ United Spanish 
War Veterans, State Armory: 

Regret my inability to be present at Encampment. In name 
of Memorial and Executive Committee and Seventeen Camps of 
Brooklyn I convey to you and assembled comrades our fraternal 
greetings and best wishes. Let not Encampment close without 
some evidence that United Spanish War Veterans of Empire State 
are solidly behind President Wilson in Mexican crisis and are 
prepared to aid Xational and State governments when necessary. 

JAMES T. CAKKOLL, 

Chairman Memorial, and Exeeutive Committee, Brooklyn, 

Fajimingpaxe, X. Y., June 2, 1916. 

Commander Frank S. Sidway^ United Spamsh War Vetera;ns, 
State Armory, Sarebioga, X. Y.: 

Greatly regret inability' to attend Encampment. Financial re- 
port Jones Jewel mailed. 

RALPH H. PARKER. 

Commander Department of Xew York,, United Spanish TFar 
Veterans, Encampment Headquarters: 

Extend to comrades in Encampment assembled my fraternal 
gueetings and best wishes for a successful Encanipment, and my 



26 United Spanish Was Veterans 

sincere regrets that on account of congressional duties it is impos- 
sible for me to be with you. 

L. C. DYER, 

Commander-in-Chief. 

Senior YiCE-DErARTMENT Commander McCune: 

The next order of business will be the appointment of commit- 
tees, as made out by the Department Commander and left with 
me. The Department Commander and myself looked over the 
committees and no change was made after the Department Com- 
mander left for his home. These committees are as follows : 

Committee on Resolutions 

Davis, Camp 43, Chairman. Kuhn, Camp 12. 

Goodwin, Camp 62. Burke, Camp 2. 

Watson, Camp 85. 

Greetings Committee 

Jones, Camp 59, Chairman. Kennedy, Camp 29. 

Herrick, Camp 42. 

Grievance Committee 

Spellicy, Camp 11, Chairman. Reynolds, Camp 24. 
Rigney, Camp 4. Bielman, Camp 15. 

Gilfoyle, Camp 86. 

Board of Tellers 

Van Pelt, Camp 58, Chairman. Cunningham, Camp 2. 

Martin, Camp 59. 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McCune: 

I wish to state that one change was made there. Mr. Cunning- 
ham was placed on there, as being a candidate ; I thought I should 
have a teller from my own Camp. 

Goodwin^ Camp 62: 

In reference to my appointment, I pray you hold me excused. 



Proceedijs^qs of the Thirteenth Anistual En^campment 27 

Credential Committee 

Albert Ilahn, CamiJ 12. William Tyner, Camp 2. 

Daniel Serr, Camp 43. 

Goodwin-^ Camp 62: 

I beg to be excused from that committee. That was my purpose 
in getting on my feet before. 

Past Commander Kennedy: 

I rise to a point of order. The gentleman is speaking twice on 
the same subject. 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McCune: 

I have nothing to do with the appointment of the committee. 
This committee was appointed by the Department Commander. 
He has left. I have no business excusing you. You will therefore 
abide by my decision and take orders from the chairman of the 
committee. 

Goodwin^ Camp 62: 

Is that the last word on the subject ? 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McCune: 
Yes, sir. 

Past Department Commander Jones: 

While we are under the heading of committees, a thought has 
occurred to me, that is, referring to the resolution adopted a few 
minutes ago relative to the death of our late Department Chaplain. 
Two of the members of the Department of New York, at great 
personal sacrifice, accompanied the body to Detroit. I think it 
only fair that we take some action in recognition of this spirit. 
I therefore move that Alfred Kennedy and John Daley be desig- 
nated as the official pall-bearers who accompanied the body of 
rather Keaney to its last resting place. 



28 U^^iTKD Spanish War Veterans 

Comrade Mackin^ Camp 5 : 
I second the motion. 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McCune: 

You have heard the motion. Ave you ready for the question. 
All in favor sav ave. Contrary no. It is carried. 

Past Commander Kennedy: 

Speaking for myself and not Daley, I want to say that the 
Department owes ine nothing for accompanying the body of Father 
Reaney to its last resting place. 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McCune: 

What is your further pleasure. We will take up the reports of 
officers. 

Kigney^ Camp 4: 

In view of the fact that the reports are printed and have been 
distributed to the delegates, I move that the reports be adopted. 

Lyons^ Camp 59: 
I second the motion. 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McCune: 

You have heard the motion that the reports as printed be 
adopted. Are there any remarks on the question? 

Past Department Commander Jones: 

As I understand the rule is to merely receive these reports, and 
I think any discus&ion of them is out of order. The way to pro- 
ceed is refer them to a special committee, and if anyone has objec- 
tions, go before the committee and make them. I move that a 
special committee to receive the officers' reports be appointed and 
that the printed reports be referred to them. 

/ 



Peoceedi:n^gs of the Thirteenth Aj^tkual Encampment 29 

^IcFabland^ Camp 28 : 

I second the motion. 
Carried. 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McClne: 

I will appoint the committee so that thej^ c^n begin their work 
promptly. 

Spellicy^ Camp 11: 

I am requested to say that one of the Camps who has a candi- 
date for an office to be nominated to-morrow, and the man who is 
to make the nominating speech cannot be here in the forenoon. 
I am requested to introduce a resolution that the nominations of 
officers be held until afternoon. 

XIrssoNG, Camp 1 1 : 
I second the motion. 

Past Department Commander Jones: 

I thoroughly appreciate the sentiment which prompts the com^- 
rade to make such a motion, but it looks to me, in view of the fact 
that the officers' reports are all printed, as though it might not 
be necessary to hold a meeting to-morrow afternoon. I believe 
this is the first time in the history of our organization that we Avill 
not have to hold a session at night. 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McCune: 

I am in the same fix as the other candidate. The gentleman 
who was to nominate me has a case in the Surrogate's Court, and 
I have no doubt but what he will have to try the case to-morrow. 
He has sent me word to that effect. I asked him some three months 
ago to nominate me. 

Gthlfoyle^ Camp 88: 

On the question of the motion before the convention at this 
time. It seems to me it ought to be the first thought of a man run- 



30 United Spanish Was Veterans 

ning for office to jgive his time to this convention and the transac- 
tion of its business, and if when the time to nominate comes his 
man is not here, get somebody else. People have traveled to this 
convention at a sacrifice of business and time to get here and are 
ready to transact the business as it is reached. I am opposed to 
a resolution to set a time for nominations for to-morrow afternoon, 
for the reason that if we close our session before that time we 
should be ready to nominate. I don't believe in staying here to 
oblige some one to bring some one here. We should go about it 
and close up our business in the regular way. I am opposed to 
the resolution. 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McCune: 

I would like to say that I have been appointed here by the De- 
partment Commander to preside. Anyone is free to run for any- 
thing here if they want to. I have endeavored to be fair to every 
one. It has been customary to ballot for officers after we have 
finished our business. It may be that our business will take all 
of to-morrow so that we will not ballot for officers until Wednes- 
day morning and then wind up our business and go home in the 
afternoon. 

Spellicy^ Camp 11: 

It is not for any personal reason that I make this request, but 
in the interest of a Comrade whose business it is serving his colors. 
The Comrade to make the nominating speech is also absent, serv- 
ing his colors. I think we should grant this Comrade's request. 
I have been elected a delegate here, presumably to serve my Camp 
in the business sessions and I earnestly urge that you grant this 
Comrade's request. 

Past Department Commander Jones: 

I thoroughly appreciate the position of the Acting Department 
Commander. At the same time, I don't see why close to 500 men 
should be inconvenienced by waiting for one man to come way 
from 'New York. I offer as an amendment to the original motion 
that the nomination of officers for the Department of New York 



Peoceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Encampment 31 

be made to-morrow, and an exception be mad« to the placing of 
the name of Comrade Depew. 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McCune: 

The Acting Department Commander will have his man here to- 
morrow morning. 

Flore A;, Camp 19 : 
I second the motion. 

Past Department Commander Jones: 

I will say, in view of the statement of the Department Com- 
mander, if acceptable to the maker of the original motion, I will 
be glad to withdraw my amendment. 

Spellacy : 

I withdraw the motion. 

Past Department Commander Jones: 
I withdraw the amendment. 

Past Department Commander Jones: 

I move that the nomination of the various officers be made a 
special order of business for eleven o'clock to-morrow morning. 

Stevens^ Camp 4: ^ 

I second the motion. 

DuNSTEN^ Camp 58: 

In the interest of the local Camp Commander, I would like to 
state that we would greatly appreciate an adjournment of the 
Encampment to-morrow at 12:15 in order that the comrades may 
participate in the parade. 



32 United SpAKrea: Was Vetebans 

You have heard the motion that the nomination of officers be 
made a special order of business for to-morrow morning at eleven 
o'clock. All in favor of the motion say aye. Contrarv, no. It is 
carried. 

Past Department Commander Jones: 

I move you, sir, that the nominating speeches to-morrow morn- 
ing be limited, the nominating speeches of the next Department 
Commander to ten minutes and the seconding speeches to three 
minutes, and the nominatijig speeches f'Or all other officers to five 
minutes, and the seconding speeches to two minutes. 

CooN^ Camp 31: 

I second the motion. 
Adopted. 

Past Department Commander Jones : 

I move that the Credential Committee l^e <lirected to close their 
session at nine o'clock on the morning of July r)th and remain 
closed until 10 o'clock thereafter. 

RiGNEY^ Camp 4: 

I second the motion. 

Motion put and declared carried. 

Past Department Commander Jones : 

It has been customary in the past to present the retiring De- 
partment Commander with a suitable testimonial, and I move that 
a special committee be appointed to receive subscriptions for a 
testimonial for our retiring Department Commander. 

CooN^ Camp 31: 
I second the motion. 



Proceedings of the Thirteekth Ai^nual Encampment 33 

Marshall : 

The chairman of the Resolution Committee congratulates the 
Encampment, and states that we will be glad to have our report 
Wednesday morning. 

Past Department Commander Jones : 

My motion is that a committee of three be appointed to receive 
subscriptions to purchase a testimonial for the retiring Depart- 
ment Commander. 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McCune: 

You have heard the motion as made and seconded. All in favor 
say aye; opposed, no. It is carried. 

I will appoint as such committee Past Department Commander 
Cunningham, Past Department Commander Jones and Past De- 
partment Commander Herrick. 

Past Department Commander Jones : 

I would ask the various delegations to get together between now 
and to-morrow and decide what they are going to give for the 
testimonial, so that the conrnaittee may be governed accordingly. 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McCtjne: 

I will appoint as a special committee to receive the officers' re- 
ports Comrades Ross, Spellicy and Card. 

The Grievance Committee will meet in the Lieutenant's office 
in the Armory. 

Comrade Smith, from the Philippine Islands, being introduced, 
thanked the Encampment and gave a short and interesting talk. 

Reading Clerk Coons: 

I am requested to inquire if any Comrade has information of 
A. Lazarus, who served in Company M, 35th Xew York Volun- 
teers, XJ. S. Infantry. 

2 



34 United Spanish War Veterans 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McCune: 

The Greetings Committee to the Ladies' Auxiliary will please 
report. 

Department Marshall: 

The Greetings Committee from the Ladies' Auxiliary are 
present. 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McCune: 

Past Department Commander Jones your committee will escort 
the ladies to the platform. 
(This was done.) 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McCune: 

Comrades, I now present to you the committee of the Ladies' 
Auxiliary, Mrs. Van Tuyle, Past President of the Ladies' Aux- 
iliary. 

Mrs. Van Tuyle: 

Comrade Commander, Veterans of the United Spanish War 
Veterans — We wish to extend to you the greetings of the Auxil- 
iary of the Department of I^ew York. We wish you a harmonious 
and pleasant Encampment and a safe return to your homes. 
Thank you. 

Senior ' Vice-Depx\rtment Commander McCune: 

On behalf of the United Spanish War Veterans of the Depart- 
ment of New York, we assure you that we are pleased to have you 
come with your friendly greetings, and we tender you our best 
wishes for the Ladies' Auxiliary, as our best wishes, first, last and 
all the time. The committee will escort the ladies back to the 
Auxiliary. 

Past Department Commander Jones : 

Comrade Commander — In these days of strife. Avhen men from 
different positions are leaving for the front, and I refer to the 



ProceedijS^gs of the Thirteenth Annual Encampment 35 

movement of our ^NTational Guard, there is a condition present 
which I believe merits our consideration. I understand that men 
holding positions in the post-office service will be granted a leave 
of absence, but there are many who will not be granted a leave of 
absence, and will find their positions filled when they return. In 
other words, when they return they will be minus a position. I 
move you that the Department Adjutant communicate wherever 
possible, with a view of bringing about leave of absences, where 
possible, for these men who are leaving their positions to go with 
the guard. 

Wilson, Camp 90 : 
I second the motion. 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McCune: 

You have heard the motion, are you ready for the question. 

Shinn^ Camp 4: 

I move as an amendment that a copy be sent to the Department 
Commander. 

Enderlee^ Camp 4: 

I second the amendment. 

Kemp, Camp 43 : 

I would like to make a correction to Commander Jones' state- 
ment, that the people who employ the boys Avho leave for the front 
be requested to furnish them their positions on their return. 

Spolders, Camp 48: 

I would like to add that a copy of the resolution be forwarded 
to the Congressmen from the State of Xew York and to both Sena- 
tors. 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McCune: 

You have heard the original motion and the amendment and the 
amendment to the amendment. Do you all understand the three 



36 UiTiTED Spanish War Veterans 

motions before the house ? We will vote on the amendment to the 
amendment. All in favor say aye. Opposed no. It is carried. 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McCtjne: 

We have a report of the Resolutions Committee which the clerk 
will read. 

Reading Clerk Coon (Reading) : 

" At a meeting of the Griffin Engineers' Camp No. 31, Depart- 
ment of New York, United Spanish War Veterans, held in the 
69th Regiment Armory on the 23d day of June, 1916, the follow- 
ing preamble and resolutions were adopted: 

Whereas^ A number of Camps in the Department of New 
York publish a monthly paper or bulletin giving an account 
of the activities of the Camp and its members; and 

Whereas^ On a number of occasions these papers have 
gone out of their way to ridicule and knock members of the 
other Camps in the United Spanish War Veterans; therefore 
be it 

Resolved^ That these papers, bulletins, or camp orders be 
prohibited from publishing anything relating to members of 
other camps and that this resolution be published in the first 
general order sent out after this Encampment. 

[seal] griffin EXGIJfEERS' CAMP :N"o. 31. 

Thomas Regan^ 

Coinmaiider, 
James W. Adlard^ 

Adjutant, 

Committee recommends, not to pass. 

CooNs^ Camp 31: 

I happen to be one of the f ramers of this resolution. There is 
in existence to-day, where I come from — ?f ew York — a monthly 
bulletin under the name of " Live Wire,'' that has been instru- 
mental in publishing in the last two numbers our Camp. There 



Proceedings of the Tiiirteeis^th Annual Encampment 37 

is another one called '' The Sentinel." It published some remarks 
about the Comrades on Memorial Day, who appeared in khaki 
uniform, and some who were not in uniform, but the Comrades 
all do the best they can. I don't think it is right, and I suggest 
Comrade Commander, at this time, that the resolution be sent 
back to the Kesolutions Committee for favorable action. 

Stevens,, Camp 4: 

I believe that the regulations prescribe that if they do not wear 
the regulation uniform they may be permitted to wear the uniform 
th^y wore when they served. I second the Comrade's motion. 

Spoeler, Camp 48: 

I rise to a point of order. My point of order is that the motion 
should be that the report of the committee be not concurred in. I 
move you that the report of the Resolutions Committee be not con- 
curred in. 

Department Judge Advocate: 

I think it entirely proper to refer it to the Committee, with any 
direction that you may have to the committee. 

Guilfoyle^ Camp 86: 

I rise to a point of order. The committee recommends the adop- 
tion of its report. How can you refer it. Consequently, no other 
motion is before the house. 

Daley, Camp 5 : 

A point of information. Has the Ilesolutions Committee re- 
ported that resolution? 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McCune: 
Yes; has reported it unfavorably. 

Judge Advocate: 

It would be strictly proper, perhaj^, to discharge the Commit- 
tee from further consideration of the resolution. I move that the 



38 United Spanish Wak Veterans 

committee be discharged from further consideration of the resolu- 
tion, to bring the matter before the convention for action. 

GuiLFOYLE^ Camp 86: 

I rise to a point of order. The question is to return this resolu- 
tion back to the committee. You cannot entertain any other ques- 
tion until that is disposed of. 

Sexior Vice-Department Commander McCune: 

Your point of order is well taken. The question before the 
house is whether you will return the resolution to the committee 
or not. 

Coox, Camp 31: 

I Avill withdraw my motion on the Judge Advocate's decision. 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McCune: 
Are you ready for the question. 

RiGLEY, Camp 56: 

I don't understand this. Such a motion is not necessary. As I 
understand this, it is a personal matter between several Camps in 
the INTew Xork City District. I would like to know if this De- 
partment has a right to say to any Camp that it shall not publish 
a bulletin of this kind, and, if so, where is the authority ? 

Newton^ Camp 73 : 

I rise to a point of order. The Comrade is not speaking on the 
question. 

RiGLEY^ Camp 56: 

I will be through in a minute. If the Department has no right 
to interfere in such personal matters, I think it should be returned 
and withdrawn. If it has a right to interfere, that is another 
matter. 



.Pro(5eedings of the Thirteenth Annual Encampment 39 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McCune: 

I would like to ask the Judge Advocate for his opinion. 

Judge Advocate: 

This convention is a governing body. I think the resolution is 
in proper form. The matter of publishing bulletins is optional 
with the Camps. The resolution reads " a number of Camps pub- 
lish a monthly paper or bulletin, giving an account of the activities 
of the camp and its members;" and 

Whereas^ on a number of occasions these papers have gone out 
of their way to ridicule and knock members of the other Camps 
in the United Spanish War Veterans, 

Resolved^ That these papers, bulletins, or camp orders be pro- 
hibited from publishing anything relating to members of other 
camps and that this resolution be published in the first general 
order sent out after this encampment.'' 

This might be a little better worded. It might be worded to 
prohibit the publishing of anything of an objectionable nature, but 
the whole purpose is lawfully within the power of this convention. 

T^EUPER, Camp 36: 

As the Judge Advocate has stated, this resolution is too broad. 
The Camps have certain rights, as I understand this publication 
in the " Live Wire." I don't suppose it criticized men of the 
Camp, but simply the uniform. I am not in favor of any paper 
j)ublishing anything detrimental to the individual. I suppose we 
all have a duty towards the organization as a whole, and should 
bring before the Encampment anything for the benefit of the or- 
ganization. 

CooN^ Camp 31: 

I would like to ask the Resolutions Committee why not agree to 
this resolution f avorablv ? 

Davis : 

The committee considers it a personal matter and should not 
come before the convention and for that reason reported it un- 
favorably. 



40 United Spanish War Veterans • 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McCune: 

The chairman of the liesohitioiis Committee says that the com- 
mittee thinks this is a personal matter and should not come before 
the convention. 

Past Department Commander Jones : 

Your committee begs to report that we have conveyed to the 
Ladies' Auxiliary, in session, the greetings of this Department. 

Senior Vice-Department Commai^der McCu^e: 
The committee is discharged with thanks. 

IIillman^ Camp 46: 

On this question of uniform discrimination. Some time ago 
one convention decided 

CooN^ Camp 31: 

A point of order. I ask for the motion. 

IIiLLMAN;, Camp 46: 

On the resolution. We have certain rights as to publications, 
and if a Comrade is hui*t by the publication, then it is time to 
bring it before the convention in a resolution. 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McCune: 

I understand the motion is to discharge the committee from 
further consideration of the resolution. 

Gannon, Camp 93 : 

I offer as a substitute for that motion, and I think it will clarify 
the condition of things, the suggestion that we incorporate in the 
by-laws a provision that if any Camp publishes anything detri- 
mental to another Camp, its charter may be taken from it. 

Mackin : 

May I ask that the resolution be read again. 
(Same done by the reading clerk.) 



Proceediis^gs of the Thirteenth Annual ENCAMrMEXT 41 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McOune : 

The motion before the house is, " Shall this resolution be taken 
from the Resolutious Committee and brought before the conven- 
tion ? " 



Past Department Commander Jones: 

I rise to raise the point of order as to whether we have authority 
to pass such a resolution, and I would like the Judge Advocate's 
opinion. 

Judge Advocate: 

I think it is well within the power of the convention to pass a 
disciplining resolution. This is the highest power in the State for 
this body. As I stated before the resolution might have been 
worded a little better. This resolution provides '' That these 
papers, bulletins or camp orders be prohibited from publishing 
nnything relating to members of other camps." 

Past Department Commander Jones: 

May I ask the question, who is to be the judge as to whether 
or not these publications are offensive? 

Judge Advocate: 

That is a matter to be entertained afterwards. 

m 

Oannon^ Camp 93 : 

The substitute motion which I made covered all of these points 
in controversv. 

Shinn^ Camp 43 : 

I raise a point of order. I think this entire discussion is out of 
order. 

Sentor Vice-Department Commander McCune: 
The point of order is well taken. 



42 United Spanish War Veterans 

Past Department Commander Jones: 

Do I understand that the motion is to take the resohition from 
the committee and bring it before the convention ? 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McCune: 

Yes. All in favor of the motion say aye. C\)ntrary, no. It is 
carried. The resolution is before the house. 

RiGNEY^ Camp 4: 

The rules and regulations of our National organization provide 
a set of articles that cover all offenses against members of this 
organization. I don't think it the part of this convention to try 
and modify these rules and regulations. A resolution of this kind, 
to my mind, might create no end of trouble. 

Gannon^ Camp 98 : 

A point of order. There is no question before the house. What 
of mv substitute motion ? 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McCune: 
The motion was put to the house and carried. 

Gannon^ Camp 93 : 

That is the point. The question has been put. 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McCune: 
The resolution has been put to the house and carried. 

Rigney^ Camp 4: 

I would like to have the substitute resolution read. 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McCune: 
I rule the substitute out of order. 

Gannon^ Camp 93 : 

The substitute in effect was this, that where a paper or bulletin 
publishes criticism of members, that charges can be prepared to 



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the Department Commander, and if sustained the charter can be 
taken away. 

Past Department Commander Jones: 

I believe it is the privilege of any member to bring before this 
body any question for discussion, but I believe that such a resolu- 
tion brings disagreement to our Encampment. I believe that Com- 
rade Coon was honest in presenting his motion, but I think 
Comrade Coon should withdraw his motion. 

Kigney^ Camp 4: 

As I said before, I believe that matters of this kind are all cov- 
ered by the rules and regulations of the national organization, and 
any effort of this body to alter the rules and regulations, I fear 
will get us into trouble. I think that a little good-natured criticism 
of a comrade sometimes is a good thing. I think that this whole 
thing is out of order and should not be mentioned here. 

Ripley^ Camp 56: 

I rise to a point of information. Are these bulletins spoken of 
recognized as official ? 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McCune: 
Xo. 

Fraybfrg, Camp 46 : 

I know of no reason for all of this talk. 

Herring^ Camp 2: 

I object to any further consideration of the resolution. 

Speleic Y : 

I move that the resolution be laid on the table. 

Herring^ Camp 2: 
I second the motion. 



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Senior Vice-Department Commander McCune: 

All in favor of the motion laying this resolution on the table 
say aye. Opposed, no. It is carried. 

CooN^ Camp 31: 

I wish to have it placed on the record at^this time, that I was 
the only one voting no. 

Daley^ Camp 5 : 
Make it two. 

Card^ Camp 40: 

The Committee on Corrections wishes to report as follows: 
After conferring with the Department Inspector we wish to recom- 
mend the following correction. Camp jJ^o. 36 was omitted en- 
tirely. We recommend that the following report be made: 

'^ ?To. 36, Defendam Camp, Xew York city, has a membership 
of 67, of whom all are in good standing. This shows no loss or 
gain since the inspection of a year ago. Fifteen of the Comrades 
are uniformed. The officers and members show a commendable 
energy in advancing all and everything that makes for the good 
of the order. Balance in treasury $115.00, and property valued 
at $200.00. Prospects are excellent." 

" Jewell Rising Camp Xo. 68, Portchester, was not reported 
on, by reason of a death in the family of the adjutant, preventing 
an appointment with the inspecting officer. The Camp is in good 
condition, with 22 members in good standing. It has recently 
organized a rifle club, has $75.00 in the treasury, and 12 uniformed 
members." 

'' The letters ' inuence ' should read ' influence.' The word 
^ doomed ' should read ^ dropped,' in report of Department Judge 
Advocate, page 22." 

" Report of Department Historian, page 24, should be signed 
' Dr. Garrett V. Johnson.' " 

" The name ' Phil S. Bolder,' Camp 48, page 29, should read 
^ John F. Spolders.' " 



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" On page 14, on the rating of the Camps, the third Camp 
should read ' 4 ' instead of ' 44/ '' 

EiPLEY^ Camp 56; 

I move that the report be adopted. 

IIoEDEN, Camp 57: 
I second the motion. 

Senior Yice-Department Com]mander McCx^ne: 

All in favor say ^^Aye." Opposed, " No." 
Carrie<^l. 

•CooN^ Camp 31: 

I move that the convention adjonm until the next session. 

Long, Camp 5 : 

I would like to ask if there is a copy of the proceedings oi last 
year here at the meeting. I have not a copy before me, but I have 
one at the hotel. I would call your attention to the request that 
I made last year that the election of the Department Commander 
be made unanimous ; that there w^as a special reference made to 
my remark in that connection, and I would like to ask through 
you, the Past Commander, why a reference to that remark was 
made in italics. 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McCune: 

I would like to ask Past Department Commander Jones to 
reply to the question. 

Past Department Commander Jones: 

Yesterday, while coming up on thfe train, I was very much sur- 
prised to have this brought to my attention. I believe a reporter 
in reporting a proceeding, when anything is brought out which is 
manifested by applause, so records it 



46 United Spanish Wae Veterans 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McCune: 

If there is anvoiie in the room who is not a meinl)or, I would 

«/ 

ask him to retire. 

Past Department (V)MMANnER Jones (continuing) : 

Comrade Commander, as 1 was saying, a reporter in writing 
up his minutes, if a remark has merited particular stress, records 
it in capital letters or underlines it. Throughout the speeches 
made there applause was brought out? I myself have never given 
this matter thought. I had no intention of wrong. I took the 
original minutes as submitted by the official reporter and turned 
them over to the printer. I don't know whether he had underlined 
or put. in capital letters that remark, but inasmuch as it appears 
in italics, I assume that was the case, and personally I had nothing 
to do with it. I had no intention of offending Comrade Long. I 
give Comrade Long my word of honor that no such thought ever 
occurred to me. 

Long : 

The book was pul)lished and spread throughout the organization, 
and was brought to my attention before I really thought of it. 
Any here who were at the last convention know that when I made 
this request it was made in good faith. I haven't a copy of the 
report here or I would read it for you, but in effect it is that 
there was one person in the State of Xew York who would be 
glad that I w^as defeated. I cannot see any particular reason at 
all why these words should have l)een given the prominence they 
were. So many Comrades have asked me the reason was whv I 
asked the question now. I am willing to accept the explanation 
given by the Past Department Commander, but I want it to be 
on the record here that the prominence of the publication of the 
words had no reference to anything improper in my mind. 

Past Departmknt (\)mmandkr eToNEs: 

I want to say to Comrade Long that I am sorry and that I told 
Comrade Mackin after 1 learned of this that I was sorry. I want 
to \)h\ce myself squarely on the record, and T say now that I had 



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no talk and no understanding whatsoever with the official reporter, 
Mr. Hart, concerning the statement made by Mr. Long. The 
Comrade who w^ent to Comrade Long must have been looking for 
something, because in the printed proceedings shows dozens of 
places where the Comrades are recorded in italics. 

Long : 

I will simply say this — I can see no reason why that statement 
should be printed in italics. 

M ACKIN : 

In view of the fact that my name has been brought into this 
controversy, I only wish to say that Past Department Commander 
Jones did make that remark to me. 

Past Department Commander Jones: 
Thank you. Bob. 

Ripep:y, Camp 5G: 

I move that we adjourn until 9 o'clock to-morrow morniug. 

Andrelee, Camp 4 : 
I second the motion. 

Senior Vice-Department Commandee McCUne: 

All in favor say ^'Aye.^' Opposed, " Xo.'' 

It is carried and we stand adjourned until to-morrow morning 
at 9 o'clock. 



SECOND DAY — CONTINUOUS SESSION 



July 4, 1916 



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SECOND DAY 



Continuous Session — July 4, 1916 

9 O'CLOCK A. M. 

Encampment called to order by Senior Vice-Department Com- 
mander McCune. 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McCune: 

The lleverend John Mitchell will invoke the divine blessing. 

Reverend Mitchell: 

Almighty God, our Heavenly Father, the God and Father of 
all, we invoke Thy divine blessing upon this gathering this morn- 
ing; upon this assemblage under whose auspices we have met; 
upon the business they are to do to-day. We thank Thee for all 
the members' good health, and we pray Thy blessing upon their 
wives and families, and we ask Thee that the liberty, fraternity 
and love of country which they typify and represent may extend 
over the whole land so that we may all be and continue a united 
people. We ask Thee to bestow Thy blessing upon this convention. 
All this we ask in Thy namCj in that form of prayer which Thou 
has taught us: Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy 
name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in 
heaven ; give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts- 
as we forgive our debtors; lead us not into temptation and deliver 
us from evil, for Thine is the kingdom and power and glory 
forever. Amen. 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McCune: 

I will appoint as members of the committee, Past Commander 
Stevens, Camp 4; Dunn, Camj) 78; Florea, (^imp 19, and Kipley, 
C^amp 56. 

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Dunn, Camp. 73 : 

It won't be possible for me to serve. I ask to be relieved. 

Senior Vice-Department Commandei^ McCune: 

All right, Comrade Dunn, I will appoint Comrade Andrew J- 
Corey, Camp 28, in place of Comrade Dunn. 

When the Chairman comes, the members of the committee will 
meet him, as there is a good deal to be done, and you should get 
started as soon as possible. 

Brookly, Camp 22 : 

I respectfully request in making a motion, he will talk loud 
enough to be heard. 

Florea, Camp 19: 

We have over 200 members on the street, and I move you, sir^ 
that you appoint a committee to go out and get them in here. 
There is a lot of business to transact and we ought to have them? 
here. 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McCune: 

They ought to care enough to come without asking them in.. 
Has the Chairman of the Resolution Committee anything to» 
report? If so, come to the platform. 

Chairman Davis: 

W^e have. Will the Clerk please read ? 

Keading Clerk Coon (reading) : 

''To the Annual Encampment, U, S. 'W, V., Department of 
Nevj York] 

''From ^Yest Point Camp No. 85, U. S. W, V,, Department of 
Xeto York: 

'' Whereas, A pension bill known as II. R. Xo. 54, ^An act to- 
pension widows and minor children of Spanish War Veterans,' is- 
about to be enacted into law ; and, 



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*^ Whereas, This bill has been so amended as to discriminate 
in favor of volunteers and against those who served in the regular 
<irmy; and, 

"' Whereas, Having corresponded with and cited said discrim- 
ination to Congressmen, Senators, National and Department ofR- 
<'ors of the U. S. W. V., wdth the result that they all advised that 
^ Owing to strong opposition to any pension legislation at this time 
it was thought best to get some legislation from the sixty-fourth 
<'ongress, and later such legislation could be more easily amended 
so as to eliminate such discrimination;' therefore, be it 

** Resolved, That this Encampment take the necessary action to 
])ring this matter to the attention of the National Encampment, 
with a view to so adjust or amend this bill that the men who 
<levote their lives to their country's cause by forming the nucleus 
-of our country's preparedness in time of peace and the men who 
ill time of war comprise the skeleton army which stands between 
this country and her enemies until such time as American patriot- 
ism can properly respond to the country's call may know that their 
<lopendents will receive a just and proper share of the rights and 
privileges of America's soldiers. 

" CIIAS. J. WATSOX, 
[seal] '' Covunauclcr, 

•^ W. N. Selmeider, 

'' Adjutant. 

*'' June 30, 1016/' 

Your Committee on Resolutions, to whom this resolution was 
rc^ferred, respectfully report that 

Whereas, !Xo copy of the proposed act known as II. li. Xo. 54 
was attached to the resolution submitted; and, 

Whereas, The statement is made that members of Congress 
-of the United States and officers of the U. S. W. V., both national 
and State, have declared themselves as opposed to objecting to the 
passing of the bill for good and sufficient reasons ; therefore, be it 

Resolved, That the attention of the National Encampment be 
^^iilled to the apparently unjust discrimination between the de- 



54 UxiTED Spanish War Veterans 

pendent widows and orphans of soldiers of the regular army and 
those of the volunteers. 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McCune: 

You have heard the report of the committee; what is your 
pleasure ? 

Watson, Camp 85 : 

I move you that the report of the Committee on Resolutions 
be concurred in. 

Coon, Camp 31: 
I second the motion. 

Sampson, Camp 48 : 

Do I understand that this is a sort of an amendment ? I w'ould 
like to have the word " navy '' inserted. 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McCune: 

If there is no objection, all in favor of the motion manifest with 
the usual voting sign. 
Carried. 

Coon (reading) : 

Another resolution. 

Resolution submitted by Past Commander Charles S. Beilmau, 
O'Neil Camp Xo. 15, Buffalo: 

Whereas, It has become a general practice of late years to 
hold the Department Encampments on our national holiday, the 
Fourth of July, and, 

Whereas, This practice has proven detrimental to the attend- 
ance at such encampments by reason of the inability of many to 
attend, such as members of the police and fire departments and 
other public and municipal servants of the various cities of the 
State, and the disinclination of scores of other Comrades to break 
up this day in such a manner; be it 



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Resolved, That this Encampment go on record unanimously 
against any encampment in the future which will include the 
Fourth of July, making it mandatory to be held three or four days 
prior or later to that date. 

KespectfuUy submitted, 

CHARLES S. BEILMAN, 

Your committee recommends the adoption of this resolution : 

Whereas, The practice of including July 4th in the period 
covered by the sessions of the Annual Encampment of this Depart- 
ment has proved detrimental to a full attendance of members and 
delegates; and, 

Whereas, It is deemed inadvisable by the heads of the police 
and fire departments of the various cities and towns throughout 
the State to excuse members of these departments from duty on 
this day ; and. 

Whereas, The general observance of Independence Day 
throughout the nation requires the presence of many of our mem- 
bers elsewhere; therefore, be it 

Resolved by this Encampment of the U. S. W. V. of the 
Department of K^ew York, in convention assembled at Saratoga, 
July 3, 4, and 5, 1916, That no future Encampment of this 
Department shall be held during a period which shall include 
July 4th, the holiday of the nation. 

Sampson, Camp 40 : 

I heartily agree with the resolution, but I would like to offer 
an amendment that the Encampment be held after the Fourth 
instead of before, for the reason that many can get away after the 
Fourth who cannot before. 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McCune: 
It is for the Department to make the date. 

BouRKE, Camp 2 : 

I move you, sir, that the resolution be concurred in. 



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t.TriLFOYLE: 

1 think that before we get into this it would be well to know 
what the national rules provide. We cannot amend them. 

Sexior Vice-Department Commander McCune: 

I understand it is to be held so many davs before the Xational 
KncamT)ment, but thev don't sav what date. I believe it is thirty 

^lilVS. 

t/ 

liKiLMAN, Camp 15: 

I do not think that there is anything in this resolution that 
interferes with that. 

If you will allow me I will read it. (Does so.) 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McCune: 

All in favor say "Aye." Opposed, " Xo.'' 
Carried. 

l.'ooN^ Heading (^lerk (reading) : 

On the following recommendation of the Department Inspector : 

" Legislation of any character that will make it mandatory 
on all Camps in the Department to adopt the loose leaf system 
for keeping Quartermaster accounts. From my personal knowl- 
edge and the reports of several of the District Inspectors, this 
system, as demonstrated by actual use in several of the Camps, 
is simple, accurate and labor saving. In fact, when you say loose 
leaf system, you epitomize all that's good in the way of keeping 
accounts." 

Your Committee reports: 

Whereas, The Department Inspector during the course of 
the performance of his duties for the past year has found various 
systems of bookkeeping in use by the various Camps of the 
Department; and, 

Whereas, Said Department Inspector recommends the adoption 
of a " loose leaf " system for keeping Quartermaster accounts ; 
and. 



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Whereas, The intention of said recommendation is undoubtedly 
the adoption of a uniform system of accounting; therefore, be it 

Resolved^ That the incoming administration be directed to have 
prepared a uniform system for keeping Quartermaster accounts, 
and is hereby authorized to prescribe such form to be used by all 
Camps in the Department ; and, be it further 

Resolved^ That said incoming administration be authorized and 
directed to prepare and print such forms for issue to the various 
Camps at minimum cost. 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McCune: 

You have heard the report of the Committee, what is your 
pleasure ? 

BorRKE, Camp 2 : 

I move you that we concur in the committee's re])ort. 

Gallen, Camp 90: 
I second the motion. 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McCune: 

All in favor say "Aye." Opposed, " No.'' 
Carried. 

Coon (reading) : 

On another recommendation by the Department Inspector. 
" That steps be taken to do away with the necessity for District 
Inspectors to visit Camps for the purpose of inspection that involve 
the use of time in excess of twelve hours or the expenditure of 
more than one dollar for railroad fare. That for purposes of 
Inspection in Camps having a membership of less than one hun- 
dred Comrades in good standing, inspection report blanks and 
instructions be sent the Senior Past Commander of the Camp, 
in active membership, who will act in the capacity of a District 
Inspector and send the inspection report properly filled out, accom- 
panied by a sworn deposition as to its correctness, to the Depart- 



58 UxiTED Spanish War Veteraxs 

ment Inspector. The Department to bear the expense of the 
notary fee." 

Your Committee on Resolutions, believing that the course recom- 
mended by the Department Inspector that the services of a District 
Inspector be dispensed with in certain cases, would prove detri- 
mental to the Camps affected, and to the organization as a whole, 
respectfully recommend that such action be disapproved. 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McCune: 
You have heard the report ; what is your pleasure ? 

KuHN, Camp 12: 

I move that the report be concurred in. 

Kemp, Camp 43 : 
I second the motion. 

Little, Camp 42: 

I don't know whether the Comrades understand the situation. 
I know there are a number of Camps where the cost of inspection 
is five or six dollars. I know it would be a saving of expense to 
dispense with this form of inspection. I am speaking from per- 
sonal knowledge. I think that the action here should be not to 
concur in the action of the committee. 

Past Department Commander Jones: 

To my mind, this entire thing is out of order, inasmuch as it 
is prescribed how this shall be made, but I believe there is merit 
in the proposition. 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McCune: 

All in favor say " Aye." Opposed, " IN^o." 
Carried. 



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CooN^ Reading Clerk (reading) : 

On resolution submitted: 

'' Resolved, That the New York State Encampment of United 
Spanish War Veterans, in convention assembled at Saratoga 
Springs, in the State of I^ew York, July 3, 4, 5, 1916, hereby ask 
that the Department Commander put before the I^Tational Encamp- 
ment in convention, that delegates to that convention, respectively 
of each State, urge their Assemblyman or Senators to work for 
uniform laws granting licenses to honorably discharged soldiers 
of the Spanish- American War who served in the Army or Navy 
or beyond the seas — as the law now stands in a great many States, 
the laws only refer to Veterans of the late Rebellion, meaning the 
war of 1861-65.'' 

Your Committee on Resolutions, after a careful consideration 
of the attached resolution bv L. L. Krauss, Old Guard Xo. 19, 
respectfully recommend that Comrade Krauss be authorized to 
submit direct to the incoming Department Commander for sub- 
mission to the If ational Encampment an amended resolution drawn 
on definite lines, accompanied by extracts from the laws of the 
State of Ifew York pertaining to the issue of licenses. 

Lakestream, Camp 50 : 

I move the adoption of the committee's report. 

Florea, Camp 19 : 
I second the motion. 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McCune: 

You have heard the motion ; are you ready for the question ? 

CooN^ Camp 31: 

I would like to know what he means by a license. Is it a mar- 
riage license or a peddler's license ? I want to state for the infor- 
mation of the convention that in 1898 there was a law passed — 
I believe I have an extract of the law here. I know that working 



60 United Spanish War Veterans 

in my capacity as auctioneer I don't have to have a license in the 
city of New York. 

Past Department Commander Jones: 

Doesn't that refer to the State instead of city ? 

Rose.xberg, Camp 59 : 

Do I understand this is a disposition of the resohition or the 
adoption of the committee's report ? 

Ripley, Camp 56: 

I don't think the Comrade is talking to the point. It is a 
courtesy, at least, when a resolution is introduced by a delegate to 
give it attention. 

White, Camp 51: 

A point of order. The question is the adoption of the report 
of the Committee on Resolutions. 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McCune: 

The point of order is well taken. All in favor manifest it by 
the usual voting sign. 
It is carried. 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McCune: , 

The Resolution Committee desires to make a report. We will 
receive the report, which the Clerk will read. 

CooN^ Reading Clerk (reading) : 

Resolved^ That this Department supports Thomas H. Barber 
Camp N^o. 3 in its efforts through its representatives in the State 
Legislature to make provision for all veterans who have passed the 
United States Civil Service in either first or second grades, that 
they may be placed on the eligible list of this State without further 
examination. 

C. E. LATHROP, Past Commander, 
B. A. THOMPSON, Delegate, 
H. B. HEATH, Delegate. 



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By request of H. E. Smith, Commander McConville Camp 
Xo. 6, Philippine Islands. 

Your Resolution Committee considers this proposed action as 
impracticable. The United Civil Service and the State Civil 
Service are two separate and distinct bodies, with absolutely no 
connection. 

Smith, Hubbell Camp: 

I move that the report be adopted. 

Kean, Camp 16: 
I second the motion. 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McCune: 

All in favor say " Aye." Opposed, " No." 
It is carried. 

(V)ON^ Heading Clerk. Another resolution: 

Whereas, Events of the past few years have necessitated the 
mobilization of the National Guard, by order of the President of 
these United States, and the further placing of some of the said 
Guard along the Mexican border; therefore, be it 

Resolved by the United Spanish War Veterans, in Department 
iMicampment assembled. That the honor of our country must be 
sustained, and that this encampment offer to the President of these 
United States, the Hon. Woodrow Wilson, and the Governor of 
this State, Hon. Charles S. Whitman, our hearty support, both 
morally and physically, so far as we are able, to maintain the 
honor of our country at any and all times. It is further 

Resolvedj That a copy of this resolution be transmitted to the 
President of these United States, the Governor of this State and 
Jill Camp Commanders in this Department. 

LOUIS CARLISLE CAMP Xo. 56. 

Your Resolution Committee recommends that this resolution be 
adopted. 



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Kean, Camp 16: 

I move that the report be adopted. 

Gannon : 

I second the motion. 

Payne, Camp 95: 

We are all brothers, Comrades. Xineteen years ago we served 
as soldiers in the Spanish-American war. I don't believe until 
the negro soldier gets his rights 

Judge Advocate: 

I rise to a point of order. The member is violating every rule. 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McCune; 

The point of order is well taken. All in favor of the motion 
manifest it by the usual voting sign. Opposed. 
It is carried. 

Coon (reading) : 

July 3, 191G. 

To the Department Encampment in conventimi assembled at Sara- 
toga Springs J N. Y, : 

Whereas, The various bodies of the Legislature of the State of 
Xew York at numerous times have stated on the floor of both 
houses that Spanish War Veterans are entitled to some considera- 
tion for services rendered to the country; be it 

Resolved^ That the incoming Department ofiicers be empowered 
to present a bill to the next Legislature (1917) granting to all 
members of the uniformed police and fire departments of all cities, 
towns and villages in the State of New York the following: 

That all members of said departments who are Spanish War 
Veterans and who have served fifteen years or more in said depart- 
ments shall be retired upon physical disability at not less than 
one-half the pay and compensation of the next highest rank ; that 



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members of said departments who are Spanish War Veterans and 
who have served twenty years or more shall be retired upon their 
own application with not less than one-half of the pay and com- 
pensation of the next highest rank. 

FRANK RILEY, 

Manhattan Camp No, 1. 

Your committee recommends that it be referred to the Legis- 
lative Committee. 

Mackin : 

I second the motion. 

A Comrade : ^ 

I move as an amendment that the convention go on record as 
heartily approving the same. 

A Comrade: 

I second the amendment. 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McCune: 

All in favor of the amendment say "Aye." Contrary, " jS^o.'^ 
Carried. 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McCune: 

We will now proceed to the nomination of officers of this Depart- 
ment. I recognize Thomas Draper of Russell Camp No. 2. 

Comrade Draper: 

Comrades, I have no doubt that in spite of all the controversies 
and contests that this Encampment will be a pleasing memory to 
the United Spanish War Veterans, for all controversies and con- 
tests will be brushed aside when we recall that we all stand as 
veterans under the stars and stripes. (Applause.) 

We are meeting here to-day on a great anniversary, the anni- 
versary of the signing of that great document of Amedican inde- 



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pendence, to the support of which the signers pledged their lives, 
their fortunes and their sacred honor. That document declared 
the eternal doctrine that all men are created free and equal. We 
cherish these sentiments and all the years of our national life 
since then have been years in which we have remained true to the 
principles of the Declaration of Independence and have given of 
ourselves generously for the benefit of humanity. 

Fifty-three years ago the ridges of Gettysburg were stained 
with blood and strewn with corpses. Countless of our best loved 
boys then went to their graves, never to return, but we had 
declared for all time the inalienable rights of freedom. 

Eighteen years ago at this time were w^ere again gathered under 
the starry banner. We were victorious on land and sea. !N^ew 
names were added to the roll of honor; new heroes died beneath 
the flag, because this nation with its high conception of freedom 
would not suffer a weaker people to be oppressed beyond our 
borders. 

With this long preamble I wish to say briefly that I have faith 
in the veteran of the Spanish- American War arid that this organi- 
zation holds within its keeping memories of mighty achievements. 
There is no distinction of members within this organization. 
There is no distinction of rani?, birth or condition. The rich, the 
poor, the officer and the private is eligible for any honor the 
organization has to bestow. 

I have come here to name a candidate for Department Com- 
mander of the Department of the State of New York I propose 
to name a man who is made of the same stuff that this organiza- 
tion is made of, who has rendered meritorious service and has 
been faithful to the organization and its great purposes; a man 
who has rendered real service to his country, and who only the 
other day again offered himself, but was refused because years 
have added to him. His friends want him; Camp Bussell asks 
for him. There is no one in the Department who has better filled 
the various ofiiees than he or who has been more iaithful to the 
organization. It gives me great pleasure, therefore, to nominate 
such a man for office in this organization ; a man who has served 
his country faithfully and served his organization well. So it is 
with great pleasure on behalf of Camp Russell that I nominate 



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for the oflSce of Department Commander of the Department of 
New York Comrade George W. McCune of Troy. 

RoEMHiLD, Camp 7: 

It gives me great pleasure to second the nomination of Com- 
rade McCune. You have heard of the work he has done on the 
Legislative Committee at Albany. I have been there myself and 
know something of it. I don't think I exaggerate when I tell you 
he was there once every week and sometimes two or three times. 
That results were not obtained should not be held against him. 
There were many things to overcome, and it is likely that some 
time results will be obtained. Comrade McCune has done staunch 
work for you, and on the strength of his record I take great 
pleasure in seconding his nomination. 

Goodwin, Camp 62: 

Comrade Presiding Officer and Comrades: To me has been 
assigned the very high honor of placing in nomination a candidate 
for the oflSce of Department Commander for the ensuing year. 
While I realize and appreciate this great honor, I feel my limita- 
tions as a public speaker and my inability to compete with the 
gentlemen who have preceded me. I will not delve into history, 
but I will state a few facts. We are here to transact business 
affecting a great number of Camps and approximately six thou- 
sand Comrades. We should then honestly strive to do our best. I 
believe that we should have as Department Commander a man of 
known executive ability. It strikes me that the first thing to 
determine is who is most capable to discharge the duties of the 
office. The Comrade whom I shall name has demonstrated his 
ability. If given the office of Department Commander it will be 
to him a sacred duty. He will feel in the discharge of that duty 
that he owes it to himself and to his organization tO so discharge 
that duty that it will from every part of the State redound credit 
to the organization and his Camp. The candidates are both good 
fellows ; there is no question about that. But who is best qualified 
for the office ? The gentleman whom I shall name has also always 
worked for the good of the organization, and he is nobody's man. 
He has administrative ability; he has capacity, and the good of 

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66 Uhitbd Spanish Wab Vetebans 

the order will be his aim while in oflSce. I am going to ask you 
to support a man who will be a credit to the position and who 
you will be proud to know as your Department Commander. I 
take great pleasure in placing in nomination the name of Charles 
P. Shinn of Brooklyn. (Applause.) 

Lakestream, Camp 59, seconded the nomination of Charles P. 
Shinn. 

Reagan, Camp 28, seconded the nomination of George W. 
McCune. 

Long, Camp 5, seconded the nomination of George W. McCune. 

Corcoran, Camp' 2, seconded the nomination of Charles P. 
Shinn. 

A Comrade: 

I move that the nominations for Department Commander close. 
Duly seconded and adopted. 

Judge Advocate (presiding) : 

The next nomination is that of Senior Vice-Department Com- 
mander. The nominating speeches are limited to five minutes and 
the seconding speeches to two minutes. 

Spellacy, Camp 11: 

Comrades, it gives me pleasure to present for this nomination 
the name of a Comrade that I have known for years. I repeat 
that it is a pleasure to name this Comrade whom I have known 
for years, and whom I have known to be a true and loyal worker, 
and, setting good fellowship aside, I will refer to him as one of the 
greatest live wires existing in this grand organization. 

During my activities on the L^islative Committee we found a 
great deal of work that had to be performed from time to time, 
and from our Comrade we never failed to receive support. He 
has visitied all of the organizations in his vicinity as an officer 
of his Camp. He has rendered great service to the organization 
and never has asked for reward. I am asking the members of 
this organization to now reward the Comrade with the honor he is 



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seeking. On behalf of Camp 28 I take great pleasure in present- 
ing for the oflSce of Senior Vice-Commander the name of Archi- 
bald R. MacFarland. (Applause.) 

Beilman, Camp 28 : 

It gives me great pleasure to second the nomination. 

Meyer, Camp 46, seconded the nomination of Mr. McFarland. 

Reagan, Camp 28 : 

I move that the nominations for Senior Vice-Commander close. 

Andeelee, Camp 4: 
I second the motion. 

Judge Advocate : 

All in favor say "Aye." Contrary, " No.'' 
Carried. 

Judge Advocate : 

The convention will be in order. The next nomination is that 
of Junior Vice-Commander. 

Myee, Camp 46 : 

Comrade Commander and Comrades: I have heard of the vari- 
ous candidates that have been placed in nomination, the work 
they have done, and it is very pleasing to me that such work has 
been performed for our organization. When a man does real 
work for the organization, nothing too high can be said in his 
praise. 

I wish to bring before this body of delegates the name of a 
Comrade who has always earnestly worked for the organization; 
a Comrade who has come at midnight and from a sickbed to talk 
with me about the welfare of the Spanish War Veterans. He 
always has a live interest in the orjganization. His body and soul 
have been centered upon organization matters. No place was too 
far for him to go and no matter too small for his attention. I 
submit the name of William J. Kennedy, Camp 46. 



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Davis, Camp 9 : 

It is the privilege of a woman to change her mind. For that 
reason, I presume, a Spanish War Veteran may change his mind. 
I came down here to nominate one man for this office, and I arise 
to second the nomination of another. I am a member of Camp 9, 
and we thought we had a man who should have this office. We 
intended to present his name to-day for Junior Vice-Commander. 
That man was Jim Hogan. At his request, instead of placing his 
name in nomination, I am seconding the nomination of William J. 
Kennedy. On behalf of my Camp I take pleasure in seconding 
the nomination of Mr. Kennedy. 

HoGAN, Camp 9 : 

I second the nomination of William J. Kennedy for Junior 
Vice-Commander. 

PiEECE, Camp 1 : 

I move that the nominations close. 

MoKeown, Camp 53 : 
I second the motion. 

Judge Advocate : 

All in favor say "Aye." Contrary, " No." 

It is carried. 

The next nomination is that of Department Marshal. 

Lakestbeam, Camp 59 : 

The Comrade whose name I am about to place in nomination 
for Department Marshal is also a worker for the organization. I 
present to you for the nomination of Department Marshal the 
name of Morris Florea, Camp 19. 

MoEEis, Camp 89 : 

I second the nomination. 



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Myee, Camp 46 : 

I move that the nominations close. 

Coon, Camp 31: 
I second the motion. 

Judge Advocate : 

All in favor say "Aye." Opposed, " No." 

Carried. 

The next is Department Surgeon. 

RiGLEY, Camp 56: 

I nominate for the office of Department Surgeon, Melville A. 
Hays, Camp 98. 

Gannon, Camp 99 : 
I second the motion. 

Myers, Camp 53 : 

I second the nomination of Mr. Hays. 

RiGNEY, Camp 56: 

I move that the nominations close. 

STiBBiiE, Camp 1 : 
I second the motion. 

Judge Advocate : 

All in favor say "Aye." Opposed, " No." 

It is carried. 

The^ next is Department Chaplain. 

Shinn : 

I would like to place in nomination a man whom we all love 
and whose interest has been with the organization for many years. 



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I take great pleasure, Comrades, in presenting the name of the 
Reverend Father Chidwick. 
Gannon, Camp 99 : 

With pleasure I second the nomination. 

Goodwin : 

I move that nominations for Department Chaplain now close. 

Finn, Camp 5 : 

I second the motion. 

Judge Advocate : 

All in favor say "Aye." Opposed, " No." 

It is carried. 

The next order is the nomination of four Delegates-at-Large. 

Bond, Camp 36: 

I nominate Paul A. Stobble, Camp 1. 

Seconded by a Comrade. 

A COMBADE : 

I nominate P. S. Rigney, Camp 4. 

Davis : 

I second the nomination. 

Coon, Camp 31: 

I place in nomination W. S. Goodwin, Camp 62. 

A Comeade: 

I second the nomination. 

Shinn: 

I nominate Robert Mackin, Camp 5: 



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A Comrade: 

I second the nomination. 

Gannon, Camp 99 : 

I rise to nominate Alfred J. Kennedy, Camp 29. 

Past Department Commander Jones: 
I second the nomination of Mr. Kennedy. 

Judge Advocate : 

It has been suggested that we proceed to nominate eight and the 
four highest to be the Delegates and the next four the Alternates. 

Daley, Camp 5 : 

I nominate J. S. Holmes, Camp 100. 

A Comrade: 

I second the nomination. 

Reagan, Camp 28 : 

I nominate Otto Schmidt, Camp 59. 

A Comrade: 

I second the nomination. 

Bell, Camp 19 : 

I take pleasure in nominating John Sigmund, Camp 19. 

Past Department Commander Jones: 
I move that the nominations close. 

Stobble, Camp 1: 

I don't think this is the correct procedure. I think the motion 
of Comrade Jones referred to the election which takes place to- 



72 United Spanish Wab Vetebans 

morrow, that the four highest be named as Delegates and the other 
four the Alternates. 

Judge Advocate : 

It means the same thing. I believe that the Convention under- 
stands that, do they not ? It has been moved and seconded that the 
nominations close. 

All in favor say "Aye.'^ Opposed, " No." 

It is carried. 

Is there any further business ? 

Coxhead, Camp 44 : 

When do we name the place for the next meeting ? 

Senioe Vice-Department Commandeb McCune (resuming 
chair) : 

That will be the first thing in the morning. When we adjourn 
this afternoon we should adjourn to a certain time in the morning. 
I will appoint as a committee on the printing of the ballots, Hahn, 
Camp 12 ; Tyner, Camp 2, and Dunston, Camp 58. 

RiGNEY, Camp 56: 

I move that we adjourn until 9 o'clock to-morrow morning. 

Past Depaetment Commandeb Jones : 

At to-morrow's session the Credential Committee was to report 
at 9 o'clock, their final report. I suggest that we begin our session 
to-morrow at 8 :30. I move that we adjourn until 8 :30 to-morrow 
morning. 

A Comeade: 

I second the motion. 

Spellaoy, Camp 11 : 

I wish to announce ttat there will be a meeting of the Grievance 
Committee at 5 o'clock. 



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Senior Vice-Department Commander MoCune: 

You have heard the motion that we now adjourn until 8:30 
to-morrow morning. 

All in favor say "Aye." Opposed, " No." 
It is carried. 



THIRD DAY — CONTINUOUS SESSION 



July 5, 1916 



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THIRD DAY 



Continuous Session — July 5, 1916 

Senior Vice-Depabtment Commander McCune (calling the 
Encampment to order) : 

The Department Marshal will see that all the Comrades come 
in and are seated. 

Reverend Father Fox, Assistant Pastor St. Peter's Church, 
Saratoga Springs, will invoke the Divine blessing. 

Father Fox: 

In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy 
Ghost, Amen: Omnipotent God, Master of men and nations, we 
humbly beg Thy benediction and protection. We pray Thy bless- 
ing upon this convention assembled, to the end that their delibera- 
tions may be just and righteous. 

Our trust in Thee is absolute. Therefore, we beg Thee to grant 
to the President of these United States and all upon whom rests 
national responsibility wisdom that they may have an adminis- 
tration righteous, beneficial, humane and true. Give them 
strength to administer the laws with justice to all. 

We recommend to Thy tender vicissitude those of our fellow 
citizens who recently and nobly responded to the call of the nation. 
Give them strength to perform their duty in this national crisis, 
and return them safely whenever their duty as soldiers is done. 

Realizing our dependence upon Thee, we beg to say. Our Father 
who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come, 
Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven ; give us this day our 
daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive them who 
trespass against us; lead us not into temptation but deliver us 
from evil. Amen. 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McCttne: 

The first order of business is the report of the Credential Com- 
mittee. We will now listen to the report of the Credential 

Committer 

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78 United Spanish Was Veteeans 

Hahn, Chairman: 

There are 254 registered delegates. 

Moved and seconded that the report be not read. The first and 
last name being read. 

Past Department Commander Jones: 

I move that the committee be continued and granted further 
time to report. 

Delvallie, Camp 19: 

I second the motion. 
Carried. 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McCune: 

We will listen to the report of the Grievance Committee. 
I understand they are ready to report. 

Beilaian, Camp 15 : 

In the absence of the Chairman, I beg to report that the Griev- 
ance Committee has nothing to report to the Encampment. 

A Comrade: 

I move that the report be accepted. 

C^ooN^ (^amp 31: 
I second the motion. 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McCune: 

All in favor manifest by the usual voting sign. Opposed. 
Carried. 



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Senior Vice-Depaetment Commander MoCune: 
We have a communication which the Clerk will read. 

Newark, 'N, J., July 3, 1916. 

From: The Department Commander, Department of New 

Jersey. 

To: The Department Commander, Department of New 

York. 

Subject: Greetings. 

On behalf of the Department of New Jersey, I extend to you 
and to the Officers and Comrades of the Department of New York, 
in annual encampment assembled, fraternal greetings and wishes 
for a pleasant and successful Encampment. 

We have just held the most successful Encampment in the his- 
tory of this Department, during which we were signally honored 
by the presence of Past Department Commanders Ralph H. 
Parker and William Jones and a large delegation of loyal Com- 
rades of your Department, for which we are duly appreciative. 

I also wish to congratulate you on your able administration of 
the Department of New York during the past year. 

Fraternally and cordially, 

Yours in F., P. and H., 

RAYMOND G. HUGHES, 

Department Commander. 

GRAND LAIR 

Military Order of the Serpent 

Province of New York 

New York, N. Y., June 30, 1916. 

To the Department Commander and Comrades^ U. S. V. W.: 

Greetings. — It having come to the knowledge of the Great 
Serpent that divers Americans, many of whom do not acknowl- 
edge as their Master, the Serpent, have assembled at Saratoga 
Springs, where the Grand Lair, Province of New York, will hold 



80 United Spanish Wab Veterans 

its Convocation July 3d, all true and loyal Companions of the 
Military Order of the Serpent are directed to capture these recal- 
citrants, so that the Torture may be applied to them at the Crawl 
of the Grand Lair at the Armory on July 4, 1916. After which 
a Bean Feed has been arranged, so that these Companions who 
made the past year so successful may Commune with our Master, 
the Serpent, in fitting form. 

F. H. W. HERING, 

Ou Ou Orandississimo. 
Paul Stobbe, 

Grand Thrice Infamous Inferior On Gu. 

Official : 

Paul Stobbe, 
Otiigg. 

CoNGBENON, Camp 16: 
I move that it be received. 

Wilson, Camp 33. 
I second the motion. 

Senior Vice-Department Commander MoCune: 

All in favor manifest by the usual sign. 
It is carried. 

The communication extending greetings, what will you do with 
that? 

Shinn, Camp 43 : 

I move you that the communication be received and answered. 

ScHLET, Camp 16: 
I second the motion. 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McCune: 

All in favor manifest by the usual voting sign. Opposed, same. 
Carried, 



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Senior Vice-Department Commander MoCune: 

Are the delegates from the Gleiis Falls Camp here^ If so, I 
will give the privilege of the floor, in relation to our next meeting 
place. 

HoGAN, Camp 9: 

I will ask the Clerk to read the communications from the ofiicials 
of Glens Falls. 

CooN (reading) : 

City of Glens Falls, I^. Y. 
The Mayor's Office 

To the United Spanish War Veterans, Department of New York, 
at the Thirteenth Annual Encampment being Held at Sara- 
toga, July Zd, 4:th and 6th: 

Gentlemen. — Acting as representative for the people of Glens 
Falls, I hereby extend to your organization a cordial and hearty 
invitation to hold your next Annual Encampment here. Now, 
gentlemen, when I invite you to meet in Glens Falls, I do so with 
the full knowledge that should you decide to hold your next En- 
campment here you will certainly have no cause to regret it. 

Glens Falls has often been called, and rightly so, the Queen 
City of the N^orth. Situated at the foot of the magnificent Adir- 
ondack mountains, surrounded by many places of great historic 
importance, and in close proximity with two of the most famous 
summer resorts in the world, viz., Lake George with its beautiful 
scenery, and Saratoga with its wonderful mineral waters," it is an 
ideal place for any convention. In addition, our city, with its 
fine park system, wide streets and comfortable large homes, is 
one of the most beautiful in the whole State, and again I state 
that you will have no cause for regret if you hold your next 
Encampment here. 

In closing, gentlemen, I request that you give this invitation 
your serious consideration, and I also want to assure you that 
we would consider it a great honor to have you select our city for 
your next Encampment. 

Verv truly vours, 

EDWARD REED, 
ER/LOC f Mayor. 



82 United Spanish War Vetebans 

Chamber ^of Commerce, 

Glens Falls, N. Y., June 30, 1916. 

United Spanish War Veterans, Department of New York: 

Gentlemen. — The Glens Falls Chamber of Commerce extends 
to you a most cordial invitation to consider our city for your 
Encampment in 1917. This city is an ideal location for spring 
and summer conventions, with our famous suburb Lake George, 
only nine miles distant and situated on the border of the magnifi- 
cent Adirondack country. It is easily accessible by both train 
and electric cars to all points in the State. Located within a 
short trolley ride from Glens Falls are many places of historic 
interest and places of sport and amusement, such as fishing, boat- 
ing, bathing, etc. The attractions of the city itself, however, are 
worthy of serious consideration, with its wide streets and beauti- 
ful homes it has the general aspect of a combined summer resort 
and substantial business community. 

Trusting that we may have the pleasure of being your host for 
1917, we remain, 

GLENS FALLS CHxiMBER OF COMMERCE, 

By W. K. Sumner, 

Secretary, 
Dreis, Camp 28: . 

I would like to say. Comrades, I think that for our next Encamp- 
ment we cannot do better than Glens Falls. I move that we accept 
the invitation of the city of Glens Falls to hold our 1917 Encamp- 
ment there. 

Past Department Commander Jones: 
I second the motion. 

Senior Vice-Department Commander McCune: 

All in favor manifest by the usual voting sign. Opposed. 
Carried. 

McOmber, Camp 9: 

We thank you for your kind consideration. Come and have 
a good time. It all depends upon you. 



Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Encampment 83 
Past Department Commander Jones: 

I 

Comrade Commander: As Chairman of the Committee on 
Greetings, I beg to report that we have sent telegrams as follows : 
To Admiral George Dewey, U. S. A., Washington, D. C. ; to Gen- 
eral Nelson A. Miles, Washington, D. C. ; Hon. Charles S. Whit- 
man, Albany, N. Y., and to JJfational Headquarters, U. S. W. V., 
St. Louis, Mo., the following telegram: 

" Department of New York, United Spanish War Veterans, 
extends greetings. 

(Signed) WM. JONES, 

ALFRED J. KENNEDY, 
ANDREW B. GILFILLAN." 

" To Comrade L, J. Dyer, Commander-in-Chief, U. 8. W. V., 
Washington, D, C: 

" The Department of New York, U. S. W. V., in convention 
assembled, extends heartiest greetings and congratulates you upon 
your successful administration. 

(Signed) WM. JONES, 

ALFRED J. KENNEDY." 

^^ To Hon. WooDROw Wilson, President of the United States, 
Washington, D. C: 

" The Department of New York, TJ. S. W. V., in convention 
assembled, at Saratoga Springs, N. Y., extend to you our heartiest 
greetings, and pledge our undivided support to you as Comman- 
der-in-Chief of the land and naval forces. 

(Signed) WM. JONES, 

ALFRED J. KENNEDY, 
ANDREW B. GILFILLAN." 

Which report is respectfully submitted. 

Rosenberg, Camp 59: 

I move that the report be accepted and the committee discharged. 

AsHMORE, Camp 36: 
I second the motion. 



84 United Spanish Wab Veterans 

Seniob Vioe-Depabtment Commandeb McCune: 

All in favor manifest it by the usual voting sign. Opposed, the 
same. 
Carried. 

Past Department Commandeb Jones: 

As Chairman of the Committee on Testimonial. As you know, 
Comrades, in the past it has been the custom for the committee to 
receive subscriptions from the Camps. This year, after talking 
the matter over, we have decided that $50 should be voted for this 
purpose. Therefore, I move you that the sum of $50 be subscribed 
toward the purchasing of a testimonial for the retiring Department 
Commander. 

Dement : 

I second the motion. 

Seniob Vice-Depabtment Commandeb MoCune: 

All in favor manifest by the usual voting sign. Opposed the 
same. 
Carried. 

Past Depabtment Commandeb Jones: 

I beg to submit the following : 

To the Delegates of the Thirteenth Annual Department Encamp- 
ment: 

CoMBADES. — In compliance with Section 1, Article 9, By-Laws 
of the Department of New York, I beg to report that I have com- 
pleted the editing of the proceedings of the administration cover- 
ing my term of office as Department Commander. 

The book, which is the largest ever published, contains 25 illus- 
trations and 754 pages. Included are the Department By-Laws, 
all laws of the State of New York affecting our organization, and 
everything connected with our fight for preferential legislation, as 
I felt it would prove of material benefit to our beloved organiza- 
tion in years to come. While the labor entailed meant the burning 



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of much midnight oil, particularly with the index, I trust that its 
value will prove of sufficient worth to amply repay me for my 
labor. 

I have heard some criticism as to the time of issue, but this is 
a condition which cannot be remedied while we publish such a 
large volume. As you are ho doubt aware, the copy must first be 
introduced in due form in the State Assembly, after which it is 
ordered printed. I found that it could not be brought before the 
Assembly while^ anything of importance was before that body, 
and as the result it was not introduced until March 6, 1916. I 
was then informed that the State publishers would not handle the 
work while the Legislature was in session, and the work therefore 
was not started until the middle of April, 1916. Considerable 
time was taken in editing, as it is necessary to proof read three 
times. 

Copies have been forwarded to all Delegates of the 1915 En- 
campment, all present Camp Commanders and various State and 
city officials, in addition to the officers of the National Encamp- 
ment. Approximately 500 copies have been mailed. 

At this time I respectfully recommend that this Encampment 
voice its appreciation to the Hon. Joseph M. Callahan, minority 
leader, State Assembly, for his courtesy in introducing the pro- 
ceedings, to the Hon. Fred W. Hammond, Clerk of the Assembly, 
and members of his staff, Mr. James H. Hpgan, Mr. James H. 
Millard, for the material assistance rendered in the mailing of 
these copies at the saving of $40 to the organization, and to Mr. 
Harvey M. Earing of the J. B. Lyon Company for the many 
courtesies shown to me in the editing of the proceedings. 

July 3, 1916. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WM. JONES, 

Past Department Commander. 
CooN^ Camp 31: 

I move you that the communication be accepted as read, and 
that the recommended courtesies be extended to those who helped 
in the work. 

Sttmiter, Camp 36: 
I second the motion. 



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86 UlsriTED Spanish Wae Ytsttisra-nb 

Sei^iob Vioe-Depaetment Commander McCune: 

All in favor say " Aye." Opposed, " No." 
It is carried. 

On motion, it was ordered that the discussion of yesterday, 
relating to preferential rights, etc., be expunged from the record. 

CoxEY, Camp 44 : 

I move you that where but one Comrade has been named for 
an ofBce that someone be appointed to cast one vote for his election. 

Floeea, Camp 19: 

The motion is out of order, as we have had a ballot printed con- 
taining the names of all the nominees. 

The Resolution Committee made further report as follows: 

CooN^ Reading Clerk (reading) : 

" To the Department Encampment of the U. 8, W. Y., held at 
Saratoga Springs^ N, Y., July 3, 4 and 5, 1916: 

" Barber Camp No. 3 desires your moral support in its efforts 
in behalf of a class of Spanish War Veterans who deserve con- 
sideration from the citizens of this State. 

" There are many Spanish War Veterans who, after hostilities 
had ceased, took Federal Civil Service examinations for positions 
not only in our foreign possessions but also in the United States, 
and who by reason of a length of years spent in such positions have 
gained an experience which would be of service in their own State 
of New York." 

Your Resolution Committee has amended it, and offers the fol- 
lowing resolution : 

'^ Resolved^ by the Department Encampment, that we give our 
moral support to the efforts of Barber Camp No. 3 through legis- 
lation to be initiated by the above Camp, to the end that Spanish 
War Veterans shall have the same status as Veterans of the Civil 
War, in regard to appointment to positions available in Soldiers' 
Homes or the Homes of Woman's Relief Corps throughout the 
State.'' 



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Shinn : 

I move that the report be concurred in. 

Newton, Camp 73: 
I second the motion. 

Judge Advocate (presiding) : 

All in favor say "Aye." Opposed, " No." 
It is carried. 

A discussion was had in relation to the amalgmation with the 
G. A. K. 

By a Comrade (Coon, Reading Clerk, reading) : 

Be it Resolvedy That the incoming Department Commander be 
directed to take up the matter of organizing a Home Defense 
Legion, to be composed of United Spanish War Veterans; and, 
be it further 

Resolved, That he take up with the War Department the ques- 
tion of arming and equipping such legion. 

Judge Advocate (after discussion) : 

All in favor say " Aye." Opposed, " No." 
Carried. 

At this point Department Commander Frank S. Sidway ap- 
peared and assumed charge. (x\pplause.) 

The Resolution Committee reported the following: 

Coon, Reading Clerk (reading) : 

The following resolution was referred to your committee: 

Whereas, At the last Constitutional Convention and the recent 
Legislature, the proposition to give the soldier of the Spanish War 
the same preference as those of the Civil War ; and. 

Whereas, The majority of the delegates and the members of 
the State Legislature favored and worked for our measure; be it 



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88 United Spanish Wae Veterans 

Resolved, That this Encampment instruct Comrade Thomas 
F. Gannon, of the GOth llegiinent Camp Xo. 93, to convey the 
unanimous expression of thanks and gratitude to various legisla- 
tors for their magnanimous support. 

The resolution has been revised by the Resolution Committee 
and now reads as follows: 

Whebbas, At the Constitutional Convention and the session of 
the last Legislature, the proposition to give the Veterans of the 
Spanish American War the same preference in civil service as 
those of the Civil War; and, 

Whebeas, The majority of the delegates to the Constitutional 
Convention and the members of the State Legislature favored and 
worked for this measure ; therefore, be it 

Resolved, That the Encampment of the U. S. W. V. of the 
Department of New York, assembled in Saratoga Springs, July 
3, 4 and 5, 1916, shall appoint a committee of three to convey 
the appreciation of their services and the thanks of this Depart- 
ment Encampment to such delegates and members of the State 
Legislature. 

The Resolution Committee, to whom this resolution was re- 
ferred, respectfully recommends the adoption of this resolution, 
and suggests to the Department Commander that Comrade Thomas 
F. Gannon, of the 69th Regiment Camp ^No. 93, be Chairman of 
such committee. 

CooN^ Camp 31: 
I move that the report be concurred in. 

Bank, Camp 2 : 

I second the motion. 
Duly adopted. 

Davis : 

I move that the Committee on Resolutions be discharged. 



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CooN^ Camp 31: 

I second the motion. 
Duly adopted. 

Keport of the Committee on Credentials, showing 264 delegates, 
was received and adopted. 

Past Department Commander Jones: 

I move you that we proceed to the election of officers. 

Watson, Camp 85: 
I second the motion. 

Department Commander Sidway: 

It is moved and seconded that we now proceed to the election 
of officers. All in favor say " Aye." Opposed, " No." 
It is carried. 

I will appoint as Tellers — 
Lakestream, Camp 52. 
Martin, Camp 59. 
Reagan, Camp 28. 
StM,ng, Camp 11. 
Van Pelt, Camp 58. 
I will appoint Rigney in place of Van Pelt. 

Cunningham : 

I rise to a question of personal privilege. Yesterday I was 
supposed to be here to second the nomination of a candidate for 
Department Commander. It was brought to me that I refused to 
second the nomination of Comrade McCune 

Past Department Commander Jones: 
I rise to a point of order. 

Department Commander Sidway: 

The Comrade is out of order. I will appoint Comrade Roem- 
hild as a Teller in place of Comrade Van Pelt. 



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Past Depabtment Commandeb Jones: 

I move that the Camps fall in line and vote as the number of 
the Camp is called in rotation. 

Coon: 

I second the motion. 
Adopted. 

A committee of the Ladies' Auxiliary appearing, the Com- 
mander appointed Past Department Commander Jones and Past 
Department Commander Cunningham a committee to escort the 
ladies to the platform.. 

Chairman of Ladies' Committee: 

Our President-General, Sister Hamilton, has sent us as a com- 
mittee to convey our greetings to your Encampment. She directed 
us to say that she hoped for a harmonious conclusion of your 
Encampment and to convey to the officers elected our best wishes 
for a successful administration. 

Department Commander Sidway: 

I will ask Past Department Commander Jones to reply. 

Past Department Commander Jones: 

Comrade Department Comm/mder, Sisters of the Auxiliary: 
On behalf of the members of the Department of New York, and 
as National Chief of Staff, I might add, on behalf of the National 
Organization, I assure you that we fully appreciate your words 
of encouragement, and in return we pledge our undivided sup- 
port to anything within reason to further the interest of your 
organization. 

(Ladies' Committee escorted from the hall.) 

Department Commander Sidway: 

At this time T think it is pro])er that I should apologize to the 
Encampment for not being here before. I was in Saratoga on 



Proceedings of the Thibtebnth Annual Encampment. 91 

Sunday night, when I received word that my old regiment, the 
74th of Buffalo, was going to leave the next day, and that I had 
been appointed major of the Depot Battalion. It became neces- 
sary for me to go home at once, as I felt that my duty to the 
State was greater than my duty to the Encampment. After stay- 
ing home two days, I succeeded in arranging things with another 
officer so that I was able to come back. 

Past Depaetment Commandeb Cunningham: 

What is the business before the Convention at the present time ? 

Depaetment Commandeb Sidway: 

We are awaiting the report of the Tellers. If anyone has any- 
thing for the good of the order we will hear him. I understand 
that a Delegate has a resolution he would like, to offer on behalf 
of his Camp. 

CuETiN, Camp 4: 

I ask permission to offer the following : 

At a regular meeting of Wm. H. Hubbell Camp No. 4, 
TJ. S. W. v., held at Eoom 2, Borough Hall, Brooklyn, N. Y., 
April, 1916, it was duly 

Resolved, That the Delegates from this Camp at the next De- 
partment Encampment, place before said body the question of 
adopting a standard uniform overcoat, and that said matter be 
placed before the next ITational Encampment through the Dele- 
gates elected at said Department Encampment. 

RiGNEY, Camp 4: 

I move the adoption of the resolution. 

Jones : 

I second the motion. 

Department Commandee Sidway: 

All in favor say "Aye." Opposed, " No." 
It is carried. 



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Past Department Commandeb Jones : 

At this time I rise to move a vote of thanks to the retiring 
Department officers for the splendid manner in which they have 
conducted the affairs of the Department during the past year. 

Past Dbpabtmbnt Commandeb Cunningham: 

I rise to second the motion. 

Motion put by Comrade Cunningham and unanimously adopted 
by a rising vote. 

Past Depabtment Commandeb Cunningham: 

I move you that a vote of thanks be extended to the local com- 
mittee and to Saratoga Camp 58, to the city officials, and to all 
persons who have aided in making this Encampment a success. 

Mybb, Camp 46 : 
I second the motion. 

Department Commandeb Sidway: 

You have heard the motion. All in favor please rise. 
It is unanimously adopted. 

Past Department Commandeb Jones : 

At a meeting of the Council of Administration it was unani- 
mously voted to recommend to this Encampment something which 
in the future will prevent the unpleasantness brought up at yes- 
terday's session. The Council of Administration unanimously 
decided to recommend to this Encampment that the Department be 
required to issue monthly a bulletin showing the moneys received 
and expended. On behalf of the Council of Administration I 
move you that such bulletin be issued monthly showing a list of 
all moneys received and an itemized account of all moneys paid. 

Griffin, Camp 62: 
I second the motion. 



Pboobedings of the TniBTEEirrH Annual Encampment 93 

Johnson, Camp 11: 

I move as an amendment that this be adopted as an amendment 
to the By-Laws. 

Ymmons, Camp 90: 

I will second the amendment. 



Past Department Commandee Jones : 

I will withdraw the entire previous question. I offer a by-law 
to be known as section 7 of article 7 of the By-Laws of this Depart- 
ment, " The Department Commander shall publish in the monthly 
issue, which is known as The Bulletin, an account of all moneys 
received and expended during the preceding month." 

Hall, Camp 9 : 

I will second the amendment to the By-Laws. 

Department Commander Sidway: 

All in favor say "Aye." Opposed, " No." 
It is carried. 

Shinn, Camp 43 : 

Commander Quinn, Camp No. 100, has requested that I read 
two resolutions as submitted to this Encampment by that Camp. 
The first resolution reads : 

Whereas, The representative official newspaper organ of the 
United Spanish War Veterans, "' The , American Standard/' does 
not represent the entire organization, owing to the fact that it is 
" serving too many masters;" therefore, be it 

Resolved, That the Department of New York, in Encampment 
assembled at Saratoga Springs, New York, July 3, 4 and 5, 1916, 
recommend the discontinuance of the paying of any funds from 
the treasury of the national organization for the support of '' The 
American Standard/' and be it further 



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* 

Resolved, That if this publication wishes to remain the organ 
of the organization it do it under fair competition, and hence we 
would be benefited by a better service and publication. 

JAMES P. QUINN, 

Commander, 
WILLIAM AVERY, 

Senior Vice-Commander, 
H. SMITH, 

Adjutant, 

The second resolution reads as follows: 

Whereas, The United Spanish War Veterans of the State of 
New York, in Encampment assembled on July 3, 4 and 5, 1915, 
at Utica, New York, adopted resolutions referring to graded retire- 
ment of enlisted men of the United States Army. These resolu- 
tions were unanimously endorsed and adopted by the State En- 
campment and also by the National Encampment at Scranton, 
Pennsylvania, 1915, and recommended to and placed in the hands 
of our Legislative Committee for congressional action. The con- 
gressional records fail to show any action on the part of our 
Legislative Committee in Washington with a view to the enact- 
ment into law of these resolutions. Therefore, be it 

Resolved, That the New York State Encampment, United 
Spanish War Veterans, ask for an accounting of these resolutions 
as placed in the hands of the committee and ascertain what action, 
if any, has been taken on the pledge given by the National 
Encampment of 1915. 

JAMES P. QUINN, 

Comr)iander, 
WILLIAM AVERY, 

Senior Vice-Commander, 
H. SMITH, 

Adjutant, 
Committee on Resolutions. 

Griffin (after discussion) : 

I move the adoption of the first resolution as read. 



Peooeedings of the Thibteenth Annual Encampment 95 

koveeiok : 

I second the motion. 
Adopted. 

Kaverick : 

I move the adoption of the second resolution as read. 

Griffin : 

I second the motion. 
Adopted. 

Hamilton : 

I move that the incoming administration request all Camp Com- 
manders to give the names, rank and raiment of all members of 
our organization serving under the colors at present. 

J 

Past Department Commander Jones: 

I second the motion. 
Adopted. 

Hamilton : 

As Department Historian, I have received to-day two reports of 
Camps. I move that they be included in the Historian's report. 

Past Department Commander Jones: 

I move that all reports received up to August 31, 1916, be 
included in the annual proceedings of this encampment. 

Leuper : 

I second the motion. 

Ringer : 

In order to bring the matter before the convention, I move you 
that the Delegates-at-Large from this Department be directed to 
present to the National Encampment at Chicago a resolution 



96 IIiiriTED Spanish War Veteeans 

directing the appointment of a committee to confer with the Grand 
Army of the Republic along the lines of having the by-laws of 
the Grand Army of the Republic modified so as to take in veterans 
of the Spanish War. 

Davis, Camp 43 : 
I second the motion. 

Depabtment Commandeb Sidway (after discussion) : 

All in favor say "Aye." Opposed, " No." 
It is carried. 

Department Commandeb Sidway: 

We will now receive the report of the tellers on the election of 
officers. 

Chaibman of Tellebs : 

For Department Commander the whole number of votes cast 
was 238 

Of which George W. McCune received 159 

Charles P. Shinn received 77 

Blank 2 

For Senior Vice-Commander, Archibald K. MacFarland 

received 238 

For Junior Vice-Commander, William J. Kennedy received. . 238 

For Department Marshal, Morris Florea received 238 

For Department Surgeon, Melville A. Hays received 238 

For Department Chaplain, Father Chidwick received 238 

For Delegates to National Encampment : 

Paul A. Stobbe received 171 

Alfred J. Kennedy received 142 

W. S. Goodwin received 127 

Otto Schmidt received 124 

For Alternates to National Encampment : 

J. S. Holmes received 114 

P. S. Rigney received 100 



Proceedii^gs of the Thirteenth Anis^ual, Encampment 97 

Robert Mackin received 92 

John Sigmund received 37 

J. P. Plolden received 1 

Blank 3 

Void 4 

Shinn, Camp 43 : 

I move that we make the electioai of Comrade MeCune "unani- 
mous, and I want to say that I will give him my heartiest support. 
To the Comrades who voted for me I want to say that I most 
deeply appreciate the work done for me the past few months. 

EiCE : 

I second the motion. 

Department Commander Sidway: 

All in favor say "Aye." Opposed, " Ifo." 
Carried. 

Gannon : 

I move that the Department Commander appoint a committee 
to escort the newly elected officers to the rostrum. 

Reagan : 

I second the motion. 
Adopted. 

On motion, seconded and adopted, the tellers were discharged 
with the thanks of the Department. 

Department Commander Sidway: 

I will appoint as such committee Past Department Commanders 
Jones and Cunningham. 

(Xewly elected officials conducted to the platform.) 

Department Commander Sidway: 

I have the pleasure of presenting to you your new Department 
Commander George W. McCune. 

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Depabtment Commandeb McCune: 

Department Commander, Comrades, Delegates to this Encamp- 
ment: I thank you for the honor you have conferred upon me in 
electing me your Department Commander. I assure you as I 
stand here that when I turn this gavel over at the next Encamp- 
ment to the next Commander it will be just as straight and just as 
clean as when I receive it. (Applause.) 

I want each and every member of this organization to help me, 
and I assure you that I hold no animosity against any member of 
this organization. I thank you. (Applause.) 

The newly elected Department Commander announced the 
appointment of Fred Draper, Troy, Department Judge Advocate. 

Newly elected officials duly installed and the Encampment 
adjourned sine die at 12 :45 p. m. 



BULLETIN 

of the 

UNITED SPANISH WAR VETERANS 
Department of New York 



General Orders and Reports of Officers 



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BULLETIN OP THE UNITED SPANISH WAR VETERANS 

Department of New York 

August 2, 1915. 
General Orders No. 1 

Series 1915-1916 

1. Having been duly elected and installed as Commander of 
the Department of New York at the Twelfth Annual Encamp- 
ment, held at Utica, N. Y., July 5, 6, 7 and 8, 1915, I hereby 
assume command. 

Headquarters 

2. Headquarters will be established in Mutual Life building, 
210 Pearl street, Buffalo, N. Y. 

Department Officers 

3. The following officers were also elected at the Twelfth An- 
nual Encampment to serve for the ensuing year : 

Senior Vice-Department Commander, George W. McCune, 
Camp No. 2. 

Junior Vice-Department Commander, William T. Hunt, Camp 
No. 3. 

Department Inspector, William S. Goodwin, Camp No. 62. 

Department Surgeon, Melville A. Hayes, M. D., Camp No. 98. 

Department Chaplain, Eev. Wm. H. I. Reaney, Camp No. 5. 

Department Marshal, William J. Kennedy, Camp No. 46. 

Delegates-at-Large 

John E. J. Clare, Old Guard Camp No. 19, New York City; 
Frank R. W. Hering, Manhattan Camp No. 1, New York 
City; Walter V. McCoy, David Wilson Camp No. 59, New 
York City; Alfred J. Kennedy, Capt. W. S. Overton Camp 
No. 29, Whitestone, N. Y. 

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Alternates 

Charles F. Schmidt, Emerson II. Liscum Camp ^o, 33, Utica, 
N. Y. ; Edward E. Swartwood, West Point Camp No. 85, West 
Point, N. Y. ; Hugh J. Joyce, Abraham Lincoln Camp No. 91, 
New York City ; Peter J. Wagner, Capt. Frank R. Palmer Camp 
No. 28, Albany, N. Y. 

Appointments 

4. The following appointments are hereby announced: 
Chief of Staff, Charles P. Shinn, Camp'^No. 43, 26 Church 

street, New York City; Department Adjutant, Andrew B. Gil- 
fillan. Camp No. 12; Department Quartermaster, William C. 
Strauss, Camp No. 17 ; Assistant Department Adjutant, Chas. A. 
Metzler, Camp No. 15; Assistant Department Adjutant, Fred- 
erick Schroeder, Camp No. 59; Assistant Department Quarter- 
master, Albert Hahn, Camp No. 12; Department Musician, 
W. Elmore Slack, Camp No. 28. 

They will be obeyed and respected accordingly. 

Personal 

5. For the first time since the Spanish War a Constitutional 
Convention is sitting at the Capitol at Albany. This Constitu- 
tional Convention has before it amendments giving a preference 
to the Spanish War Veterans of this State in appointment to 
office, in promotion and in retention in office, in the Civil Service 
of the State. All Comrades who can bring any influence to bear 
upon any member of this convention are urged to do so, pointing 
out to members of this convention that actual or possible military 
power is the foundation of every State and that whenever a State 
has lost this military power the State has speedily disappeared; 
that the Civil Service is only the superstructure of the State and 
that if the foundation fails the superstructure will collapse ; that 
if the people of this State want to continue the system of volun- 
tary enlistment which prevailed during the Spanish W^ar and 
which has been the general policy of this country since its foun- 
dation, the present is no time to treat lightly men who have served 
in previous wars. I believe that all Spanish War Veterans want 
to see this country maintain peace with honor, but I also believe 



Peoceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Encampment 103 

that conditions at present are much more critical than they were 
in 1898 before the explosion which destroyed the Maine. 

C orrespondeivce 

6. All communications, requisitions, etc., must be forwarded to 
Department Adjutant. 

Oeneral Orders 

7. Camp Commanders are hereby directed to instruct their Ad- 
jutants to forward to each Comrade in good standing, in their 
respective Camps, a copy of each General Order received. Failure 
to comply with this order will show neglect and will be dealt with 
accordingly. 

There were issued in Volume ISTo. 12, Series 1914-15, 12 Gen- 
eral Orders. 

Aides-de-Camp 

8. Camp Commanders are* requested to forward to headquarters 
the name of a Comrade, together with his address, to serve as Aide- 
de-Camp on the staff of the Department Commander. 

It will be expected that the Camp Commander in making this 
selection will exercise good judgment, as the position will not be 
an honoraiy one, but one that will require a man of energy, ability 
and soldierly bearing. 

National Eiicampment 

10. The Twelfth National Encampment will be held in Scran- 
ton, Pa., on August 30, 31, and September 1, 1915. Department 
Headquarters is very anxious that the Department of New York 
be well represented. Comrades who will attend the Encampment 
are requested to forward their names and addresses to the Depart- 
ment Adjutant at once. The D., L. and W. R. R. Co. made the 
following round trip rates from points in this State: 

N^ew York $5 80 

Buffalo 10 35 

Binghamton 2 55 

Elmira 4 60 

Oswego 7 10 

Syracuse 5 70 

TJtica 6 35 



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Taps 

1. Comrade Lorenzo Fenzel, late Privite Co. D, 65th X. T. 
V. I., died June 18, 1915, waa buried June 21, 1915, at Holy 
Cross Cemetery, Buffalo, IST. Y., with full military honors con- 
ducted by O'Neil Camp No. 15, TJ. S. W. V. 

The sympathy of these headquarters is hereby extended to the 
family and relatives of th« deceased Comrade, and to the Camp 
with which he was connected. 

By order of 

FRAIfK S. SIDWAY, 

Department Commander, 
. OflScial : 

Andrew B. Gilfillan^ 

Department Adjutant. 



BULLETIJf OF THE UNITED SPANISH WAR 

VETERANS 

Department of New York 

September 1, 1915. 
General Orders No. 2 

Series 1915-1916 

Aide^^Camp 

1. The following appointments are hereby announced on the 
staff of the Department Commander: 

Camp !N"o. 1, Comrade Paul Stobbe. 

Camp No. 3, Comrade Oscar Stalker. 

Camp No. 8, Comrade Ernest Parbury. 

Camp No. 10, Comrade Charles P. Krauth. 

Camp No. 12, Comrade William A. Flett. 

Camp No. 15, Comrade Claude Whisman. 

Camp No. 20, Comrade Edward E. Hardin. 

Camp No. 22, Comrade William Reineke. 

Camp No. 23, Comrade John Bickerstaff. 



Proceedings op the Thibteenth Annuai. Encampment 105 

Camp No. 36, Comrade C. A. Bond. 
Camp No. 49y Comzade T. E. Morris. 
Camp No. 58, Comrade Geo. W. Ainswoortk 
Camp No. 62, Comrade Charles Gustavus. 
Camp No. 69, Comrade Frederic M. D. Fresher. 
Camp No. 80, Comrade A. Schacckenberger. 
Camp No. 85, Comrade Charles J. Watson. 
Camp No. 92, Comrade Alexander J. Smith. 
Camp No. 96, Comrade Vincent White. 
Camp No. 100, Comrade James P. Quinn. 

Aides-de-Camp will immediately signify their acceptance of the 
appointment by notifying Headquarters. Failure to do so within 
ten days after the receipt of this order, will be deemed a declina- 
tion of the office. Unless the Commanders of Camps not included 
in the above immediately forward the name of a Comrade for 
appointment as Aide-de-Camp, the Department Commander will 
fill the vacancy existing in the Camp. 

General Orders 

2. Camp Adjutants are hereby directed to iromediately acknowl- 
edge the receipt of all orders received. In future an acknowledg- 
ment card will be enclosed with the General Orders. 

Semi- Annual Report 

8. The following Camps are still delinquent: 

Newell Eising No. 68, Hudson No. 71, Colonial No. 75, Thos. 
H. Fitzgerald No. 79, W. P. Potter No. 90, Empire City No. 92, 
Gen. Stephan Moifat No. 94. 

Leffislation 

4. The following is a statement compiled by the Chairman of 
tiie Legislative Committee. List of Districts, number of petition 
jsigners and who introduced by in Constitutional Convention, 
Albany, N. Y., August 5, 6 and 9, 1915 : 

Second District, Queens county, Brooklyn, 1,950 signers, Ryan. 
Fifth District, Kings county, Brooklyn, 950 signers, Byrne. 
Sixth District, Kings county, Brooklyn, 675 signers. Bannister. 
Seventh District, Kings county, Brooklyn, 675 signers. Ward. 



106 United Spanish War Veterans 

Eighth District, Kings county, Brooklyn, 875 signers, Bayes. 

Tenth District, Kings county, 1,300 signers, Linde. 

Borough of Brooklyn, various districts, 6,000 signers, Linde. 

Fourteenth District, New York county, Manhattan, 1,000 sign- 
ers, Foley. 

Sixteenth District, New York county, Manhattan, 950 signers, 
Wagner. 

Eighteenth District, New York county, Manhattan, 950 signers, 
Eisner. 

Twentieth District, New York county, Manhattan, 800 signers, 
Burkan. 

Nineteenth District, New York county, Manhattan, 2,025 sign- 
ers, linger. 

Twenty-first District, Bronx county, 1,850 signers, Donovan. 

Twenty-second District, Bronx county, 1,900 signers, Griffin. 

Borough of Manhattan, various districts, 7,000 signers, TJnger. 

Twenty-third, twenty-fifth, twenty-seventh Districts, several 
counties, 875 signers, Blauvelt. 

Twenty-eighth District, Albany county, 1,850 signers, probably 
Hinman. 

Twenty-ninth District, Troy and vicinity, 1,375 signers, 
Heaton. 

Thirtieth District, Saratoga county, 600 signers, Ostrander. 

Thirty-first District, Schenectady county, 1,100 signers, Lan- 
dreth. 

Thirty-second District, St. Lawrence, etc., 300 signers, Mere- 
ness. 

Thirty-fifth District, Utica, etc., 1,075 signers, Martin. 

Thirty-eighth and fortieth Districts, Syracuse, etc., 775 signers, 
Cobb. 

Thirty-ninth District, Binghamton, etc., 1,050 signers. Green. 

Forty-first District, Elmira, etc., 825 signers, Mandeville. 

Forty-fifth and forty-sixth Districts, Rochester, etc., 825 sign- 
ers, Curran. 

Forty-seventh District, Niagara Falls and Lockport, 625 sign- 
ers, Lindsay. 

Forty-eighth, forty-ninth and fiftieth Districts, 2,400 signers, 
Schoenhut. 

Total signatures, 42,575 signers. 



Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Encampment 107 

Information Wanted 

5. I would like to hear from Comrades who served with Captain 
Wise in Co. L., Fourth U. S. Vol. Immunes, as I need more proof 
in obtaining a pension. I will be very grateful to those who may 
answer. 

COMEADE CLARENCE MARSHALL, 

77 Hunter Avenue, Long Island City, N. Y. 

Chaiiges 

6. Comrade C. P. Shinn, Chief of Staff, U. S. W. V. Address, 
96 Church street, instead of 26. 

The following changes in the officers of Joseph S. Decker Camp 
!N'o. 20 : Officer of the Guard, Comrade David M. Lavine ; Chap- 
lain and Historian, Comrade Peter J. Hart; Adjutant, William 
H. Green. Address, Fifty-third Co., C. A. C, Fort Wadsworth, 
X. Y. 

New Camps 

7. By authority of the Commander-in-Chief, Camp No. 87 was 
reorganized and permission granted to change the name to Foreign 
Service Camp. Commander, M. F. McNamara, 169 128th street; 
Adjutant, William J. Lynn, 318 East 126th street; Quartermas- 
ter, John H. Temms, 229 Willis avenue, New York City. 

Colonel Charles W. Williams Camp No. 101 was instituted on 
June 22, 1915, at Highland Falls, N. Y. Commander, John 
Murphy, mailing address. Box 144, Highland Falls, N. Y. ; Senior 
Vice-Commander, Lafayette I. Wiman, Highland Falls, N. Y. ; 
Junior Vice-Commander, Alexander D. Scott, Box '04, Highland 
Falls, N. Y. ; OflScer of the Day, Howard L. Pearsall, High- 
land Falls, N. Y. ; Officer of the Guard, William Jones, Highland 
Falls, N. Y. ; Trustee three years, Henry CoUis ; two years, Jacob 
Schall; one year, Frank J. Branigan, Highland Falls, N. Y. ; 
Adjutant, Henrj^ J. Hassler, West Point, N. Y., mailing address, 
West Point, N. Y. ; Quartermaster, George L. Marsh, Highland 
Falls, N. Y., mailing address. Box 47, West Point, N. Y. ; Chap- 
lain, Edwin McCormick, Highland Falls, N. Y. ; Historian, 
Henry J. Hassler, Highland Falls, N^. Y. ; Sergeant Major, James 
Coffey, Highland Falls, N. Y. ; Quartermaster Sergeant, John 



108 United Spanish Wab Veterans 

Kniffen, Highland Falls, N. Y. ; Color Sergeant, Senior, 
Daniel Carrol, Highland Falls, N. Y. ; Color Sergeant, John J. 
Cody, Highland Falls, N. Y. ; Chief Musician, Howard L. Pear- 
sail, Highland Falls, K Y. 

Department Encampment Proceedings 

Comrades desiring a copy of the 1914: Department Encampment 
proceedings, can obtain same by sending 10c to cover cost of post- 
age, to Past Department Commaader Wm. Jones, ^o. 4380 Car- 
penter avenue, New York City. 

Taps 

1. Comrade John L. McCluskey, member of Manhattan Camp 
No. 1, late Corporal Co. D, 2d N. J. Vol. Infy., died July 19th, 
buried Sunday, July 25th, at the Bronx National Cemetery, East 
180th street, with full military honors. 

2. Comrade Philip J. O'Connell, member of Manhattan Camp 
No. 1, late Private Troop I, 6th Cavalry, U. S. A., died August 
13th; buried August 15th at Calvary Cemetery, with full military 
honors. 

3. Comrade Joseph W. Baker, memlber of Thomas H. Barry 
Camp No. 73, died on August 14th and was buried in the National 
Cemetery at Cypress Hills on August l7th, the funeral services 
being conducted by the Camp. 

4. Comrade Officer of the Guard Ernest K Dicks of Captain 
M. W. Marvin Camp No. 96, died June 16, 1915. Funeral was 
held Friday, June 18, with U. S. W. V., Military and Masonic 
service, from Co. F., 1st Inf. Armory, where he had been employed 
for twenty-three years. 

5. Comrade James McGiU, member of Naval Camp No. 49, 
died May 31, 1915, born September 19, 1874. Entered the ser- 
vice of the TJ. S. Navy August 7, 1897, and served during the 
Spanish- American War on the IT. S. S. Detroit; discharged Au- 
gust 8, 1900. 

6. Comrade Andrew Hultz, member of Seyburn Liscum Camp 
No. 12, late Private Co. F, 202d N. Y. V. I., died August 30. 
Buried September 2 at Pine Hill, Buffalo, N. Y. 



Proceedings of the Thietbenth Annual Encampment 109 

7. Comrade Nelson W. Wilson, member of Seybum Liscum 
Camp No. 12, late Lieutenant and Acting Surgeon XJ. S. Army, 
died August 30. Buried September 2 at Forest Lawn, Buffalo, 
N. Y. 

The sympathy of these headquarters is hereby extended to the 
family and relatives of the deceased Comrade, and to the Camp 
with which he was connected. 

By order of 

FRANK S. SIDWAY, 

Department Commander. 
Official : ^ 

Andbew B. Gilfillan^ 

Department Adjutant. 



BULLETIN OF THE UNITED SPANISH WAR 

VETERANS 

Department of New York 

Octoher 1, 1915. 
General Orders No. 3 

Series 1915-1916 

Appointments 

1. The following appointments are hereby announced: 

Department Judge Advocate, Thomas E. Boyd, Camp No. 12, 
Prudential Building, Buffalo, N. Y. 

Department Patriotic Instructor, Gerald J". O'Keefe, Camp 
No. 93. 

Department Historian, Garrett V. Johnson, M. D., Camp 
No. 11. 

Assistant Department Quartermaster, Joseph Desch, Camp 
No. 4. 



110 United Spanish War Vetebans 

Aides-de-Camp 

2. The following appointments are hereby announced on the 
staff of the Department Commander : 

Comrade Charles M. Amey, Camp No. 4. 
Comrade Edward J. Fitzsimmons, Camp No. 5. 
Comrade Fred B. Rickert, Camp No. 11. 
Comrade Louis Guyer, Camp No. 14. 
Comrade Henry R. Hooe, Camp No. 18. 
Comrade Joseph B. Lord, Camp No. 21. 
Comrade Edwin J. Young, Camp No. 25. 
Comrade George Ford, Camp No. 27, 
Comrade John J. Inman, Camp No. 30. 
Comrade M. J. Buckley, Camp No. 37. 
Comrade William C. Whiting, Camp No. 46. 
Comrade Thomas Shanley, Camp No. 59. 
Comrade Louis J. Chesner, Camp No. 60. 
Comrade Alfred J. Tooker, Camp No. 67. 
Comrade William E. Ryan, Camp No. 78. 
Comrade William C. Martin, Camp No. 83. 
Comrade Albert W. Bement, Camp No. 90. 
Comrade John J. Manning, Camp No. 93. 

District Inspectors 

John Fitzgerald, Camp No. 84. 
Robert N. Mackin, Camp No. 5. 
Daniel Arundell, Camp No. 62. 
Osacr F. Berger, Camp No. 10. 
Walter V. McCoy, Camp No. 59. 
Fred G. Newell, Camp No. 7. 
Ernst W. Larkin, Camp No. 48. 
B. A. Worrall, Camp No. 61. 
John Niemayer, Camp No. 29. 
William E. White, Camp No. 4. 
John E. J. Claire, Camp No. 19. 
James Lavery, Camp No. 24. 
W. Bf. Holmes, Camp No. 18. 
Abram V. Burton, Camp No. 78. 



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Edward E. Swartwood, Camp Xo. 85. 

William S. Fredenrich, Camp No. 28. 

Thomas J. Bourke, Camp No. 2. 

Charles E. Garlock, Camp No. 51. 

C. F. Schmidt, Camp No. 33. 

P. J. Guilfoil, Camp No. 86. 

Albert W. Bement, Camp No. 90. 

Frank W. Wood, Camp No. 3. 

J. Harris Sawyer, Camp No. 96. 

W. A. Spencer, Camp No. 72. 

Louis J. FoUette, Camp No. 58. 

N. C. Perkins, Camp No. 60. 

Robert P. Hill, Camp No. 42. 

Perl A. Butts, Camp No. 45. 

Howard McOmber, Camp No. 9. 

Joseph M. Brecker, Camp No. 15. 

J. K Barlow, Camp No. 99. 

Paul Stobbe, Camp No. 1. 

William E. Whiting, Camp No. 46. 

E. B. MoUer, Camp No. 27. 

They will be obeyed and respected accordingly. 

Legislative Committee 

Chairman, Judge Advocate Thomas E. Boyd, Camp No. 12. 

Vice-Chairman, Past Commander Thomas F. Hawkins, Camp 
No. 24. 

Past Department Judge Advocate, Calvin S. McChesney, Camp 
No. 2. 

Past Senior Vice-Department Commander, James D, Tweed, 
Camp No. 78. 

Commander P. Samuel Rigney, Camp No. 4. 

Commander Joseph P. Thompson, Camp No. 20. 

Commander Dean Nelson, Camp No. 23. 

Commander James McD. Ellis, Camp No. 25. 

Past Commander Bernard J. Fagan, Camp No. 1. 

Past Commander Burton L. Eider, Camp No. 26. 

Past Commander Alfred J. Kennedy, Camp No. 29. 

Past Commander William E. Loomis, Camp No. 3. 



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Past Commander Fred W. Dimson, Camp No. 58. 
Past Commander John S. Stradian, Camp Na 11. 
Past Commander Patrick J. Gtiilfoyle, Camp No. 86. 
Past Commander John D. Driscoli, Camp No. 40. 
Comrade Michael J. Quirk, Camp No. 10. 
Comrade William S. Bowen, Camp No. S3. 

Committee on Extension of the Order 

Chairman, Chief of Staff, Charles P. Shinn. 
Secretary, Department Adjutant Andrew B. GilfiUan. 
Department Marshal, William J. Kennedy. 
Commander John A. O'Donnell, Camp No. 1. 
Commander Wm. G. Russell, Jr., Camp No. l-i. 
Commander George B. Gamsby, Camp No. 16. 
Commander Charles H. Wenz, Camp No. 66. 
Commander Thomas C. Collins, Camp No. 74. 
Commander James S. Holmes, Camp No. 100. 
Past Commander Alfred H. Torbet, Camp No. 19. 
Past Commander Joseph A. Donnely, Camp No. 21. 
Past Commander Clarence E. Clark, Camp No. 28. 
Past Commander Frank L. Bissell, Camp No. 44. 
Past Commander William O. Isaacson, Camp No. 45. 
Past Commander H. 0. Clair, Camp No. 56. 
Comrade John A. Hickey, Camp No. 87. 
Semior Vice-Commander Claude L. Seller, Camp No. 25. 
Adjutant Albert E. Eeiling, Camp No. 98. 

In addition to the above, all Department Officers, Past Depart- 
ment Commanders, District Inspectors and Aides will serve as 
members of this committee. 

Prizes for Recruiting for Year Ending June 30, 1916 

First. Prizes for Camp showing largest percentage of increase. 

First Prize donated by Major Henry W. Brendel, Sey- 

burn-Liscum Camp No. 12 $25 00 

Second Prize, name of donor to be announced later .... 10 00 

Second. Prizes for Camp securing the largest number of mem- 
bers. 



Pboceedikgs of the Thirteenth Ais^injAL Ekoampmeis^t 113 

First Prize donated by Defpartraent Oommander Frank 

S. Sidway $25 00 

Second Prize, name of donor to be announced later .... 10 00 

Third. Prize to be awarded to the Comrade securing the 
largest number of members. 

One Prize, donated by Chief of Staff Charles P. Shinn. $20 00 

Bis^ of the above aamed Prizes for Camps will laot be awarded 
to the same Camp. 

All of tke abcne named Priues will be awarded at the next De- 
partment Encampment, 

Advisory 'C<funcil 

With the adoption and approval of the Department By-Laws, 
all Past Commanders are members of the Council of Administra- 
tion, and shall also act as an advisory board to the Department 
Commander. It is needless to say the Department Commander 
will expect each Past Department Commander to constitute a com- 
mittee to help in the upbuilding of the Departmeiat. 

RecruitiTtrg 

In line with the nation's program of preparedness must be our 
own plan to prepare for future difRculties and the best means at 
our disposal is the recruiting of our rants. In nearly every part 
of this State there are many men who are eligible to join our ranks 
and who need but to be asked. Each Comrade should make of 
himself a committee of one to seek out these eligibles, to present 
forcibly the reasons why they should become members of our order 
and then lead them to the next muster of the Camp nearest their 
home. Keep-everlasting-at-it will obtain the desired results 
and if met with rebuffs, send some one else to urge the claims of 
our order. This is a campaign which will not fail for it is founded 
upon the theory that no man can long remain indifferent to the 
call of his oomrAdes. A good soldier always is prepared and a 
good Comrade should be likewise prepared by having at ail times 
an ap^ieation blank, which is the easiest thing to carry and will 
always do tiie trick. First seek out your prospective, then try to 



114 United Spanish War Veterans 

enlist his attention and once you have gained his ear, oifer him 
the application blank and it will speak for itself. Get busy! 
Recruit ! 

Official Visits 

It is the desire of the Department Commander to visit every 
Camp in the department during his term of office. To accomplish 
this, it will be necessary to make an itinerary. 

Camp Commanders will please forward as soon as possible, sev- 
eral dates that will be agreeable to the Camp for an official visit. 
In this connection, if Commanders desire the presence of the De- 
partment Commander at a public function in lieu of an official 
visit, especial effort will be made to be present. It is the desire 
of the Department Commander that no attempt be made to make 
any plans of entertainment, as the visit will be made for the pur- 
pose of stimulating interest in our beloved organization and the 
presence of the comrades will amply repay him for the visit. 

Chief of Staff 

By direction of the Department Commander, the Department 
Chief of Staff has established an office in the Second Field Artil- 
lery Armory, 166th street and Franklin avenue, ]Jfew York City. 
This office will be open every Friday night at 8 p. m.^ for the trans- 
action of Departmental business. All Comrades of Greater Ifew 
York and vicinity are invited to visit this office, where information 
pertaining to the Department will be furnished by the Chief of 
Staff. 

Camp Commanders, Adjutants and Quartermasters should avail 
themselves of this opportunity to meet once a week and exchange 
ideas that will not only benefit themselves, but their Camps and 
the organization. 

Reports 

By a resolution adopted at the last Department Encampment, 
reports of Camp Historians, for the period from July 1, 1914, 
to June 30, 1915, were to be received for publication in the 
1914-15 proceedings. To date not one report has been received 
since the Encampment. The history of each Camp is of great 
importance and Camp Commanders should see to it that their 



Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Encampment 115 

Historian forwards this report to Past Commander Wm. Jones, 
No. 4380 Carpenter avenue, New York City, without delay. 

National Ofjicers Elected at Scrantoih P<^' 

Commander-in-Chief — Comrade L. C. Dyer, St. Louis, Mo. 

Senior Vice-Commander-in-Chief — Neil T. McDonald of Mas- 
sachusetts. 

Junior Vice-Commander-in-Chief — Edward R. Conley of 
Pennsylvania. 

Deputy Commanders-in-Chief — PI L. Toomey of Hawaii ; 
William Johnson of Porto Kico, and John Smith of the Philip- 
pines. 

Surgeon General — S. Clifford Cox of District of Columbia. 

Chaplain General — John Randolph, U. S. Army. 

This Department was honored with the first appointment by the 
new Commander-in-Chief — that of National Chief of Staff to 
Past Department Commander William Jones. 

The Department Commander at this time wishes to thank the 
Delegates to Scranton for their loyal support. 

Resolutions 

The National Encampment adopted the resolutions recom- 
mended by the Department at our last Department Encampment. 

Past Committee on Legislation 

The Department Commander wishes to publicly thank Comrade 
James S. Long, the chairman of the Committee on Legislation, for 
the hard work which he did as chairman of that committee. The 
thanks of the Department are also due to the other members of 
the Committee on Legislation. While our effort to have the Con- 
stitutional Convention adopt an amendment giving a preference to 
Spanish War Veterans in the Civil Service of the State was not 
successful, a great deal of progress was made and the work that 
was done will be of value in the future. There seems to be a great 
deal of dissatisfaction with the work of the Constitutional Con- 
vention, and it is entirely probable that the proposed Constitution 
will not be adopted at the coming election. 



116 XJiOTicD Spanish Wab Yet^baitb 

In recognition of the work done by Comrade Long as Chairman 
of the Committee on Legislation, a complimentary dinner will be 
given him at " The Imperial," Brooklyn, N. Y., on Wednesday 
evening, October 27, 1915. The Department Commander will at- 
tend. 

Errata 

The following error detected in General Order No. 2: Camp 
No. 90 in the list of other delinquents is erroneous, as this Camp 
did file their report and pay their per capita tax. 

Information Wanted 

In behalf of the widow of a Spanish War Veteran I am seeking 
information and if you can furnish it I would be very much 
obliged. I want to find some one who knew William J. Bradley, 
Corporal of Company " G," 8th Regiment Infantry, New York 
Volunteers, who enlisted in May, 1898, and was discharged in 
November the same year. If you know the man or if you know 
any on^ who knew him, please let me know as soon as you possibly 
can. Fraternally yours, Charles H. Baxter, 139 East 150th street, 
New York City. 

Albert A. Schroff, who served in the U. S. Marine Corps from 
1899 to 1904, desires to hear from men who served with Major 
L. W. T. Waller at Tien-Tsin, China, in 1900 ; is particularly de- 
sirous of locating Gunnery Sergeant Willard N. Stevens. Com- 
rade Schroff 's address is 101 Cornelia street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Changes 

Comrade William W. Baird, 650 Hamilton avenue, Richmond 
Hill, L. I., appointed Adjutant Camp No. 66, vice Avery C. 
Sickles, resigned. 

Quartermaster Edward V. Anger, Camp No. 24, from 562 Park 
Place, Brooklyn, to 1420 Selling Place, Brooklyn. 

Comrade Arnold E. Stern, appointed Adjutant Camp No. 46, 
vice Frank H. Smith, resigned. 



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Taps 

Comrade Fred H. Wilson, member of Samuel M. Porter Camp 
^o, 45, killed in automobile accident, September 25, 1916; late 
a First Lieutenant of Company E, 65th 'N, Y. N. G. Buried Sep- 
tember 29, 1915, with full military honors, from Company E, 
65th Armory, in Lakeview Cemetery, Jamestown, "N. Y. 

Comrade Patrick J. Kelly, late Private Company I, 69th IN". Y. 
N. G., member of Gen, Joe Wheeler Camp ISTo. "89, died August 
22, 1915. Buried in Calvary Cemetery with full military honors. 

The sympathy of these headquarters is hereby extended to the 
families and relatives of the deceased Comrades, and to the Camps 
with which they were connected. 

By order of 

FRAISTK S. SIDWAY, 

Department Commwtider, 
Official : 

Andrew B. Gilfii^lan, 

Department Adjutant. 



BULLETIN OF THE UNITED SPANISH WAE 

YFTERANS 

Depabtmeist of New Yobk 

November 1, 1915. 
General Orders No. 4 

Series 1915-1916 

AideS'de-Camp 

1. The following appointments are hereby announced on the 
staff of the Department Commander : 

Comrade John F. P. Seigmann, Camp 19. 
Comrade Adolph Neilson, Camp 49. 
Comrade William C. David, Camp No. 40. 
Comrade Virgil G. Hammond, Camp No. 29. 
Comrade John D. Dugan, Camp No. 28. 
Comrade Le Roy Corbin, Camp No. 87. 



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National Aides-de-Camp 

The Commander-in-Chief has notified Department Headquar- 
ters of the following appointments: 

William J. S. Dineen, 25 Tower Place, Brooklyn Hills, IST. Y. 

ESward EoUe, 54 Warren street, IN'ew York City. 

Burton L. Rider, 9>y^ Lathrop street, Oswego, N. Y. 

Irving Coon, 543 West 162d street, New York City. 

Dennis F. Hynes, 52 Crescent avenue, New Rochelle, N. Y. 

Wm. Hansen, 762 49th street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Charles H. Wenz, Prospect and Mayer avenues, Jamaica, L. I. 

James F. Reynolds, Holbrook, L. I. 

P. J. Guilfoyle, 471 South Salina street, Syracuse, N. Y. 

Claude L. Seller, 107 Webster avenue, Rochester, N. Y. 

C. E. Cortright, 357 West AVater street, Elmira, N. Y. 

Robinson Germond, 96 Lott avenue. Union Course, L. I. 

Wm. O. Isaacson, 151 Barrett avenue, Jamestown, N. Y. 

Robert G. Swanson, Jamestown, N". Y. 

Charles J. Watson, West Point, New York. 

Frederick T. Fibers, 1145 E. Delavan avenue, Buffalo, N. Y. 

Ben Rosenberg, 1563 Hoe avenue, Bronx, New York city. 

Henry E. W. Simon, 43 Niagara street, Buffalo, N. Y. 

William C. Gertz, 182 Wyoming avenue, Buffalo, N. Y. 

Hamilton H. Blunt, 122 West 134th street. New York city. 

Dallas M. Sprecker, Fort Wadsworth, N. Y. 

James T. Carroll, 735 50th street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Prizes for Recruiting for the Year Ending June 30, 1916 

Prizes for Camp showing largest percentage of increase in mem- 
bership. 

First Prize, donated by Major Henry W. Brendel, Sey- 

burn-Liscum Camp No. 12 $25 00 

Second Prize, donated by Past Commander-in-Chief 

Hamilton Ward 10 00 

Prizes for Camp securing the largest number of new members. 
First Prize, donated by Department Commander Frank 

S. Sidway $25 00 



Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Encampment 119 

Second Prize, donated by Past Commander-in-Chief 

Hamilton Ward $10 00 

Prize to be awarded to the Comrade securing the largest num- 
ber of new members. 

One Prize, donated by Chief of Staff Charles P. Shinn. $20 00 

Both of the above named Prizes for Camps will not be awarded 
to the same Camp. 

All of the above named Prizes will be awarded at the next De- 
partment Encampment. 

Chief of Staff 

By direction of the Department Commander, the Chief of Staff 
has established an ofBce in the 13th Regiment Armory, Brooklyn, 
New York, in addition to the present one in the Second Field 
Artillery Armory, New York City. Until further notice, Head- 
quarter nights will be as follows : Second Field Artillery Armory, 
1st and 3d Fridays of each month; 13th Regiment Armory, 2d 
and 4th Tuesdays of each month. 

Annital Elections 

As provided for in Section 4, Article 8, Part Five, Rules and 
Regulations, the annual election of Camp Officers must be held 
at the first stated meeting in December. The officers to be elected 
are : Commander, Senior and Junior Vice-Commander, Officer of 
the Dav, Officer of the Guard and Trustee. All other officers are 
appointed by the Commander-elect. 

This is the most important event in the year and Comrades 
should use great care in the selection of those who will guide them 
for the ensuing year. Forget the " good fellow " and remember 
that efficiency is a greater asset to your Camp. To those who will 
not approve of a candidate for office simply because they carry a 
grouch, we simply ask you to cast that aside on the night of elec- 
tion and place the welfare of your Camp above everything else. 
Remember that hm-ctive officers not only stagnate a G^mp, hut 
eventually cause its suspension. 



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120 United Spanish Wab Veterans 

SvspeTksions and Reinstatements 

The Commander-in-Chief is making an urgent plea to all De- 
partment Commandjers on tha question of suspensions a^d rein- 
statements. The Department Commander is heartily in accord 
with his plea for a liberal interpretation of the Rules and Regula- 
tions on both of these subjects, particularly where either is the 
result of inactivity on the part of Camp officers. 

Camp Commanders will forward to the Department Adjutant 
a revised list of all suspended Comrades in their respective Camps. 
Immediately upon receipt of this list, headquarters will communi- 
cate with the delinquents for the purpose of having them come 
back into the fold. 

Miscellaneous Functions 

On Saturday evenings No=v«nQiber 37, 1915, William McKialey 
Camp No. 62, Departmient of New York, will hold its third an- 
nual " euchre and dtuace " at Prospect Hall, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

The eommittee pnxmifle this aiffair to he one of the leading func- 
tions of the season and has arranged for many vaiujable prizes fox 
players and non-players. 

One of the features of the evening will be a voting contest for 
a handsome silk flag to be awarded to the most popular Camp in 
attendance. 

Cards at 8 :30 o'clock. 

Not a dull moment to be permitted. 

Barne Danse of the Hugo E. Kruse Camp No. W, II. S. W. V., 
to be held at Glickman's Barn, 104-106 National avenue. Corona, 
N. Y., Wednesday evening, November 24, 1915 (Thanksgiving 
Eve). Music by our favorite. Tickets, admitting gentleman and 
lady, 25 cents. 

The complimentary dinner to Comrade Past Commander James 
S. Long at the Imperial, Brooklyn, which Avas mentioned last 
month, was attended by 600 Comrades and friends of Comrade 
Long. Among those present were Department Commander Frank 
S. Sidway, Past Commander-in-Chief Maurice Simmons, Past 
Department Commander Major Frank Keck, Colonel Ardolph L. 
Kline, Colonel James E. Bell, Past Department Commander of 
the G. A. B. ; Department Chief of Staff Charles P. Shinn, the 



Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Encampment 121 

Very Kev. John P. Chidwick, D. D., Hon. William M. Calder, 
Hon. Edward J. Byrne, Hon. Anthony J. Griffin, Hon. William 
R. Bayes and Hon. Daniel J. Griffin. Comrade Thomas P. Gan- 
non acted as toastmaster. 

During the dinner a silver service of 36 pieces was presented to 
Comrade Long by Comrade L. T. Petger on behalf of the Spanish 
War Veterans' Civil Service Association, and Past Commander 
B. J. Fagin, on behalf of Manhattan Camp 'So. 1, presented Com- 
rade Long with a diamond ring. 

Department Commdiider tvill Visit Camps 

The Department Commander will be in New York City for a 
few days.on or about November 2Gth and will be glad to visit any 
Camps there at that time. 

Changes 

Camp No. 19 — P. C. George H. King was elected and installed 
as Commander for the unexpired term of Comrade Arthur Fair- 
lamb, resigned. The following officers were elected and appointed : 
Geoxge W. Tushingham, Trustee, two years; llaurice B. Kemp- 
ner. Adjutant; Alfred H. Torbet, Quartermaster; John H. O'Con- 
nor, Sergeant-Major; Fred Winklenaeyer, Jr., Color Sergeant. 

Camp No. 101 — The following officers were elected for the un- 
expired term: Senior Vice-Comimander, Henry Collins, in the 
place of Lafayette I. Wimaji ; Officer of the Day, Edmund Lee, 
in the place of William Jones; Officer of Guard, William J. De- 
vitt, in the place of Howard L. Pearsall. 

Camp No. 28 — Appointment of William H. Kyle, a member 
of the Committee on Extension of the Order, in place of P. C. 
ClaTence E. Clark, who was honorably discharged from Camp 
No. 28. 

Informatwn Wanted 

Will all Comrades who served with Corporal W. G. Bowen, 
Company " F," 1st U. S. Regulars, at Pinar Del Kio, Cuba, write 
me, as I need proof for pension. 

I will be grateful to those who may answer. Comrade W. G. 
Bowen, Box. 101, Clinton, N. Y. 



122 United Spanish War Veterans 

Belief 

It has been brought to the attention of Department Headquar- 
ters that one William Muller is not a member of Sergeant Hamil- 
ton Fish Camp "No, 46, Department of New York, and has not 
been so connected for the past five (5) years. This Comrade when 
last heard from was in Toledo, Ohio, and showed receipt purport- 
ing to have been signed by the Quartermaster of Camp No. 46, 
and received aid. This receipt is not genuine. This Comrade is 
not a member of our organization and is not entitled to any relief. 

The Department President of the United States War Veterans' 
Auxiliary has called the attention of the Department Commander 
to the fact that tickets are being sold for a raffle in aid of Spanish 
War Veterans. As the holding of a raffle is prohibited by sections 
323 to 326 of the Penal Code, the Department Commander hopes 
that the members of this organization will not raise money in this 
manner in the future. 

Taps 

Johannes T. Jensen, member of Manhattan Camp No. 1, late 
Private, Company " E," 12th New York Volunteer Infantry, died 
October 6th. Buried October 10th, with full military honors at 
Evergreen Cemetery. 

John T. Gibbons, M. D., member of William H. Hubbell Camp 
No. 4, late Major, 47th Regiment, U. S. V. Inf., mustered Janu- 
ary 8, 1901, died October 2, 1915, aged 49 years. Buried in Holy 
Cross Cemetery with full military honors. 

George F. Seif ert, member of William H. Hubbell Camp No. 4, 
late Private Company " G," 47th Regiment, mustered March 12, 

1901, died October 4, 1915, aged 43 years. Buried at Liberty, 
N. Y. 

Samuel Harrison, member of Col. Henry W. Hubbell Camp 
No. 24. Entered the service of U. S. Army as Private in Com- 
pany " L," 6th TJ. S. I., October 11, 1898, discharged March, 

1902. Buried September 20, 1915, at Alexandria, Virginia. 
Ernest W. Redeke, Past Commander of Joseph S. Decker Camp 

No. 20, died October 23, 1915, at Fort Bayard, New Mexico. 
Buried November 1, 1915, in Cypress Hill Cemetery, Brooklyn, 
N. Y., with full military honors from Joseph S. Decker Camp 
No. 20, U. S. W. V. 



Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Encampment 123 

The sympathy of these Headquarters is hereby extended to the 
families and relatives of the deceased Comrades, and to the Camps 
with which they were connected. 

By order of 

FKANK S. SIDWAY, 

Department Commander. 
Official : 

Andrew B. Gilfillan, 

Department Adjutant, 



BULLETIX OF THE UXITED SPAXISH WAR 

VETERANS 

Department of New York 

December 1, 1915. 
General Orders No. 5 

Series 1915-1916 

Aides-de-Camp 

1. The following appointments are hereby announced on the 
staff of the Department Commander : 

Comrade Philip H. Draper, Camp No. 2. 
Comrade Henry S. Ball, Camp No. 56. 
Comrade William W. Baird, Camp No. 66. 
Comrade Daniel F. Serr, Camp No. 43. 

2. District Inspectors 

W. J. Keating, Camp No. 99. 
P. Samuel Rigney, Camp No. 4. 
T. F. Dawkins, Camp No. 24. 
Irving Coon, Camp No^ 31. 
Alfred Halliday, Camp No. 66. 
Frederick Burns, Camp No. 29. 
Samuel Haslett, Camp No. 78. 
Charles J. Watson, Camp No. 85. 

D. S. Brown, Camp No. 45. 

E. T. Sherman, Camp No. 26. 



124 UjsnTED Spanish Wab Veterans 

3. Assignments of District Inspectors 

District IN'o. 1, W. S. Goodwin, 229 Eyerson street, Brooklyn^ 
Camps 43, 59, 87, 100. 

District iso, 2, John Fitzgerald, 29 Carlton avenue, Brooklyn, 
Camps 34, 46, 62. 

District No. 3, R. N. Mackin, 1676 83d street, Brooklyn, Camps 
18, 21, 73. 

District No. 4, D. Arundell, 89 Baltic street, Brooklyn, Camps 

4, 5, 30, 84. 

District No. 5, H. H. Holmes, 1017 DeKalb avenue, Brooklyn^ 
Camp 95. 

District No. 6, W. J. Keating, 269 Skillman street, Brooklyn^ 
Camps 22, 48, 92. 

District No. 7, P. Samuel Rigney, 619 Eastern Parkway,, 
Brooklyn, Camps 14, 16, 49, 99. 

District No. 8, O. F. Berger, 2463 Tiebout avenue, New York 
City, Camps 19, 53, 79. 

District No. 9, W. V. McCoy, 2036 Mapes avenue, New York 
City, Camps 8, 27, 37, 68. 

District No. 10, J. E. J. Clare, 2707 Creston avenue. New 
York City, Camps 1, 38, 91. 

District, No. 11, Paul Stobbe, 842 East 228th street. New York 
City, Camps 24, 31, 98. 

District No. 12, T. F. Dawkins, 1022 Ogden avenue. New York 
City, Camps 10, 36, 93. 

District No. 13, Irving Coon, 543 West 162d street. New York 
City, Camps 20, 23, 89. 

District No. 14, Alfred Ilalliday, 252 Sixth avenue. New 
York City, 29, 67, 80. 

District No. 15, Frederick Bums, 144 Linden avenue. Flush- 
ing, L. I., Camps 61, 66. 

District No. 16, F. G. Newell, 734 Buffalo avenue, Niagara 
Falls, N. Y., Camps 12, 15, 17. /■ 

District No. 17, Samuel Haslett, 323 Broadway, Newburgh, 
N. Y., Camps 32, 44, 85, 101. 

District No. 18, Chas. J. Watson, West Point, N. Y., Camps 69, 
75, 78. 



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District No, 10, W. S. Friedenrich, 18 South Hawk street, 
Albany, Camps 2, 71, 74. 

District No. 20, T. J. Bourke, 514 Kiver street, Troy, Camps 6, 
11, 28, 58. 

District Xo. 21, C. E. Garlock, 412 Mohawk street, Herkimer, 
Camps 33, 35. 

District No. 22, C. F, Schmidt, 209 Eagle street, Utica, Camps 
51, 52. 

District No. 23, P. J. Guilfoyle, 471 South Salina street, Syra- 
cuse, Camps 26, 39, 56. 

District No. 24, A. W. Bement, Whitehall, N. Y., Camp 94. 

District No. 25, F. W. Wood, 1711/2 West End avenue, Bing- 
hamton. Camps 40, 72, 96. 

District No. 26, A. H. Sawyer, Walton, N. Y., Camp 42. 

District No. 27, W. A. Spencer, K. F. D. No. 5, Corning, 
Camp 47. 

District No. 28, L. J. FoUette, care P. 0., Saratoga Springs, 
Camp 9. 

District No. 29, H. C. Perkins, Glean, N. Y., Camp 45. 

District No. 30, K P. Hill, care Dragoon Press, Oneonta, 
Camp 3. 

District No. 31, D. S. Brown, Fulton street, Jamestown, 
Camp 60. 

District No. 32, Howard McOmber, Glens Falls, Camp 90. 

District No. 33, J. M. Brecker, 204 Sprenger avenue, Buffalo, 
Camps 7, 25, 83. 

District No. 34, R. T. Sherman, Post Exchange, Ft. Ontario, 
Oswego, N. Y., Camp 86. 

4. Per Capita Tax and Semi-annual Reports 

On January 1, 1916, the regular semi-annual per capita tax, 
amounting to twenty-five cents for each member of the organiza- 
tion, except members in suspension or on furlough, is due, and a 
remittance in payment thereof should accompany the semi-annual 
reports of the Adjutant and Quartermaster of each Camp. De- 
partment Headquarters retains one-half of this amount and for- 
wards the other half to National Headquarters. 



126 UinTED Spanish War Veterans 

Camp Commanders will see that the per capita tax and semi- 
annual reports are mailed to Department Headquarters without 
delay. 

5. Department Roster 

A new Department roster is being prepared and return postal 
cards have been sent out requesting the information necessary for 
this purpose. Adjutants who have not already sent in this infor- 
mation should do so immediately. 

6. Installation 

In accordance with Section 9, Article 8, Part 5, Eules and 
Regulations, ofBcers-elect, together with appointive officers of 
Camps, must be installed at the first stated meeting in January. 
Commanders-elect will immediately forward to Headquarters the 
name of a Comrade of or above the grade of Commander, or any 
past officer of or above the grade of Past Commander, to act as 
installing officer. Before forwarding the name of the Comrade 
selected, he should be communicated with for the purpose of ascer- 
taining if he will accept the detail. If any Camp fails to send 
in its selection for installing officer by December 29, 1915, the 
Department Commander will detail a Comrade, and under no cir- 
cumstances will any change be made. The officers of any Camp 
which fails to forward its semi-annual reports or pay its per capita 
tax, or bond its Quartermaster, will not be installed. 

7. Prizes for Recruiting for the Year Ending June 30, 1916 

Prizes for Camp showing largest percentage of in- 
crease in membership : 

First prize, donated by Major Henry W. Brendel, Sey- 

burn-Liscum Camp Xo. 12 $25 00 

Second prize, donated by Past Commander-in-Chief 

Hamilton Ward 10 00 

Prizes for Camp securing the largest number of new 
members : 
First prize, donated by Department Coromander Frank 

S. Sidway 25 00 



Pboceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Encampment 127 

Second prize, donated by Past Commander-in-Chief 

Hamilton Ward $10 00 

Prize to be awarded to the Comrade securing the 
largest number of new members : 

One prize, donated by Chief of Staff Charles P. Shinn. . 20 00 



Both of the above-named prizes for Camps will not be awarded 
to the same Camp. 

All of the above-named prizes will be awarded at the next 
Department Encampment. 

8. Department Commander 

The Department Commander expects to be in New York City 
for a fews days about January 15, 1916, and will be glad to meet 
members of the organization at that time. Anyone desiring to 
meet him should communicate with the Chief of Staif, Charles P. 
Shinn, 96 Church street, New York City. 

9. Senior Vice-Department Commander 

By direction of the Department Commander, the Senior Vice- 
Department Commander maintains Headquarters, open every Fri- 
day night, at rooms 14-16, Rensselaer County Court House, Troy, 
N. Y. All Comrades of Troy and vicinity are invited to visit this 
oflSce, where information pertaining to the Department will be 
furnished. 

10. Changes 

John W. Walters, No. 65 Sheridan avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y., 
appointed Adjutant of Admiral Schley Naval Squadron No. 16. 

Hyman Finkelstone, appointed Quartermaster of Camp No. 23, 
1053 South boulevard, Bronx, New York. 

Hugh J. Eeilly, No. 4623 Park avenue. New York City, ap- 
pointed Adjutant of Sergeant Hamilton Fish Camp No. 46. 

Abraham Lincoln Camp No. 41 meets first and third Fridays 
each month at O'Connor's Hall, Forty-fifth street and Third ave- 
nue (southeast corner). New York City. 



128 Ukited Spanish Wab Veterans 

11. Information Wwnied 

Lost — Philippine Badge l^o. 3223, on June 2^, 1915, while 
getting off car at Fifty-ninth street and Park avenue, New York 
City. Anyone finding same or knowing presaat whereabouts, 
kindly communicate with Comrade G. P. Raijsom, 305 West 150th 
street, New York City. 

12. Miscellaneous Functions 

On Sunday, December 19, 1915, memolrial services commem- 
orating the anniversary of the death of the late Gren. Henry W. 
Lawton, will be held at the McDonough Street Baptist Church, 
McDonough street and Patchen avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

The Joint Buffalo City Board, United Spanish War Veterans, 
has arranged with the Family theatre of Buffalo for a Spanish 
War Veteran week, beginning January 16 and ending January 21, 
1916. The Spanish War Veterans of Western New York are 
looking forward to this time with eager anticipation. 

Widows and Orphans' Bill 

All Camps and Comrades are requested to see or write to their 
United States Senators and Congressmen urging them* to make 
every effort to secure the passage of the law, which has again been 
introduced in Congress, providing for the granting of pensions to 
the widows and orphans of Spanish War Veterans. 

Send copies of all responses received to D. V. Chisholm, Chair- 
man, office of United Spanish War Veterans' Committee on Legis- 
lation, Southern building, Washington, D. C. 

Taps 

1. Kev. Father William H. Ironsides Reaney, Chaplain of the 
United States Navy, Department Chaplain, U. S. W. V., formerly 
Chaplain-in-Chief, U. S. W. V., a member of Gloucester Naval 
Camp No. 5, died November 18, 1915. Father Eeaney was 
widely known and beloved by the Spanish War Veterans through- 
out the nation. Funeral services were held at St. Patrick's Cathe- 
dral in New York City and a delegation in part composed of 
United Spanish War Veterans accompanied the body to Detroit. 



PbOOBEDINGS op the ThIRTEEKTH AnNVAL EliTOAMPMENT 129 

As the train passed through Albany a delegation headed by the 
Senior Vice Department Commander paid its last respects. As 
the train passed through Buffalo a committee appointed by the 
Department Commander paid its last respects. In Detroit a guard 
of United Spanish War Veterans met the train and escorted the 
body to the home of Father Reaney^s sisters, whence it was taken 
to its last resting place. 

2. Francis Gr. Ward, formerly Department Commander of New 
York U. S. W. V. and a member of Seybum-Liscum Camp No. 12, 
U. S. W. v., died November 16, 1915. During the Spanish War 
he served as Lieutenant-Colonel, 202d Regiment, New York Vol- 
unteer Infantry. At the time of his death and for fourteen years 
prior thereto Colonel Ward was Commissioner of Public Works 
of the city of Buffalo, N. Y. He was buried on November 20, 
1915, in Forest Lawn. Cemetery in the city of Buffalo, N. Y. 
About two hundred members of the local Camps, commanded by 
the Department Commander, Department of New York, attended 
the funeral and escorted the body to the cemetery. The funeral 
was one of the largest ever held in the city of Buffalo. 

3. Julius D. Wall, late member of Samuel M. Porter Camp 
No. 45, late private in Company " H," 65th New York Volunteer 
Infantry, died November 26, 1915. Buried at Buffalo, N. Y. 

4. Charles F. Bloom, late member of Sergeant Hamilton Fish 
Camp No. 46, died November 4, 1915. Served in 201st New York 
Volunteer Infantry. Buried November 6, 1915. 

5. Frank C. DeVeaux, Past Commander and Adjutant of 
Niagara Falls Camp No. 7, late First Lieutenant, Company " E," 
Third New York Volunteer Infantry, died November 6, 1915. 
Buried November 9, 1915, with full military honors. 

6. David Flann, late member of New York City Camp No. 23, 
died September 1, 1915. Served as private in Battery H, Fifth 

IT. S. Artillerv. 

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7. Peter DeLacy, late member of Noah L. Farnham Post, 
G. A. E.., and honorary member of Manhattan Camp No. 1, died 
November 13, 1915. Buried November 16, 1915, with full mili- 
tary honors. 

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130 United Spanish Wae Veteeans 

8. George C. Hartman, late honorary member of Seyburn- 
Liscum Camp No. 12, U. S. W. V., and Chapin Post, G. A. R., 
died October 28, 1915. Buried October 31, 1915, at Pine Hill 
Cemetery. 

The sympathy of these Headquarters is hereby extended to the 
families and relatives of the deceased Comrades and to the Camps 
with which they were connected. 

By order of 

FRANK S. SIDWAY, 

Department Commander. 
Official : 

Andrew B. Gilfillan^ 

Department Adjutant, 



BULLETIN OF THE UNITED SPANISH WAR 

VETERANS 

Department of New York 

January 1, 1916. 
General Orders No. 6 

Series 1915-1916 

Aides-de-Camp 

1. The following appointments are hereby announced on the 
staff of the Department Commander : 

Comrade Charles E. Callan, Camp No. 98. 

Comrade James E. Mitchell, Camp No. 38. 

» 

Auditing Committee 

Pursuant to Department By-Laws, Article 4, Section 2, the 
following Committee on Auditing is hereby appointed to audit 
all Department books: 

Past Oommander-iii-Cniief Hamilton Ward, Seyburn-Liscum 
Camp No. 12. 

Past Adjutant-General John T. Ryan, Hughes Camp No. 17. 



Pboceedings of the Thibteenth Annual Encampment 131 

Past Junior Vice-Department Commander Charles S. Beilman, 
O'Neill Camp No. 15. 

Visits 

On January 10, 1916, the Department Commander will install 
the officers of E. M. Hoffman Camp No. 40, Elmira, N. Y. 

He will be in New York City from January 11 to January 19, 
1916, inclusive. Camps desiring a visit from the Department 
Commander during that time will communicate with the Chief 
of Staff, Charles P. Shinn, 96 Church street. New York City. 

On January 22, 1916, the Department Commander will visit 
E. H. Liscum Camp No. 33, and O. Boss Wheeler Camp No. 35, 
both of Utica, N. Y. 

Last month Department Commander visited Louis W. Carlisle 
Camp No. 56, at Watertown, N. Y., where he received a very 
kind and pleasant reception. 

Corrections 

The following errors in the December Bulletin, under the head- 
ing Assignments of District Inspectors, are hereby corrected: 

District 26 should read, J. H. Sawyer, Walton, N. Y., 42. 

District 30 should read, R. P. Hill, care Dragon Press, One- 
onta, 3. . 

The Mutual Aid Association 

These Headquarters have been recently informed of the prac- 
tical demise of the Mutual Aid Association of the U. S. W. V., 
Department of New York, an organization formed in the city of 
New York in 1908. 

These Headquarters are informed that the assets of this organi- 
zation consist of $26 on deposit in a New York City Bank, which 
assets will be secured and kept in a separate account subject to 
the direction of the next Department Encampment. 

Information Wanted 

Will any Comrades who served in " B " Company, 7th IT. S. 
Infantry, from January 15, 1897, to October 27, 1898, please 
write to George H. Bruckner, Soldiers and Sailors' Home, Bath, 
N. Y., who desires information pertaining to a pension claim. 



132 United Spanish Wak Veteeans 

M. J. Regan, 2079 Hopewell avenue, Bronx, New York City, 
would like to know the present whereabouts of Q. M. S. Wash. 
Taaffe, late 9th Infantry, U. S. A. 

E. W. Benson, 577 Greene avenue, Brooklyn, is desirous of 
hearing from Comrades who served with one Joseph L. Danger, 
on board the U. S. S. Massachusetts, Vermont and other vessels 
of the U. S. Navy between November 26, 1901, and November 28, 
1905. The information is required for the purpose of endeavor- 
ing to secure a pension for his widow. Comrade Danger having 
died March 26, 1915. 

Prizes for Recruiting for the Year Ending June 30, 1916 

Prizes for Camp showing largest percentage of increase in 
membership : 

First Prize, donated by Major Henry W. Brendel, Sey- 

burn-Liscum Camp No. 12 $25 00 

Second Prize, donated by Past Commander-in-Chief 

Hamilton Ward 10 00 

Prizes for Camp securing the largest number of new members : 

First Prize, donated by Department Commander Frank 

S. Sidway $25 00 

Second Prize, donated by Past Commander-in-Chief 

Hamilton Ward 10 OO 

Prize to be awarded to the Comrade securing the largest number 
of new members: 

One Prize, donated by Chief of Staff Charles P. Shinn. . $20 00 

Both of the above named prizes for Camps will not be awarded 
to the same Camp. 

All of the above named prizes will be awarded at the next 
Department Encampment. 

Widoivs and Orphans' Bill 

All Camps and Comrades are requested to see or write to their 
TJ. S. Senators and Congressmen urging them to make every eflFort 
to secure the passage of the law, which has been introduced again 



Pboceedings of the Thirteeis^th Annual Encampment 133 

in Congress, providing for the granting of pensions to the widows 
and orphans of Spanish War Veterans. 

Send copies of all responses received to D. V. Chisholm, Chair- 
man, Office of U. S. W. V. Committee on Legislation, Southern 
Building, Washington, D. C. 

John P. Hedburg, late Charter Member of 14th Regiment 
Camp, U. S. W. V., late Private in Company G, died October 23, 
1915, and was buried in Lutheran Cemetery. 

Reverend Henry F. Varcoe, Chaplain Thomas H. Barber Camp 
No. 3, late Second Lieutenant, Company E, 13th Pa. Infantry, 
died November 29, 1915. He was buried December 1, 1915, at 
Howsdale, Pa., with full military honors. 

James H. Sears, late Commodore U. S. N., retired, member 
Thomas H. Barber Camp No. 3, of Binghamton, N. Y., died at 
Home, Italy, December 8, 1915. 

August F. Rose, late member of Foreign Service Camp No. 87, 
TJ. S. W. v., late Private in Company, E, U. S. Signal Corps, died 
December 2, 1915. He was buried in Calvary Cemetery Decem- 
ber 5, 1915, with full military honors. 

By order of 

FRANK S. SIDWAT, 

Department Commander, 
Official : 

Andrew B. Gilfii^lan^ 

Department Adjutant, 



134 United Spanish Wae Vbtebans 

BULLETIN OF THE UNITED SPANISH WAR 

VETERANS 

Department of New Yobk 

February 1, 1916. 
General Orders No. 7 

Series 1915-1916 

Aides-de-Camp 

1. The following appointments are hereby announced on the 
staff of the Department Commander: 

Comrade William Hillis, Camp No. 20. 
Comrade Robert P. Clark, Camp No. 72. 

District Inspectors 

1. W. P. Little, Camp No. 42, is hereby named as a District 
Inspector and assigned to inspect Camp No. 96. 

2. Chas. A. Thurber, Camp No. 43, is hereby named as a Dis- 
trict Inspector and assigned to inspect Camps 30, 49 and 84. 

3. F. W. Wood, Camp No. 3, a District Inspector assigned to 
inspect Camps 40 and 72, is relieved from inspecting Camp No. 96. 

Combined Meeting 

On the evening of March 31, 1916, the Camps in Greater New 
York will combine and hold a Joint Muster in the Ninth Regi- 
ment Armory, New York City. It is also the intention to tender 
a reception to the Commander-in-Chief on that night, and several 
noted speakers will talk on a subject that should be near and 
dear to the heart of every Comrade in this organization, that of 
" Preparedness." 

The Department Commander earnestly requests the active sup- 
port of every Comrade in New York City to make this affair a 
success. 

Further details will appear in the next General Order. 



Peoceedings of the Thisteenth Anitual Eitcampment 135 

Bach Pay 

The attention of these headquarters has been called to the fact 
that there is still considerable unclaimed money in the Adjutant- 
General's office, awaiting proper claimants. 

Any Comrade who enlisted in a New York regiment during the 
Spanish- American War is entitled to receive pay between the date 
of enrollment and the date on which he was mustered into the 
United States service. 

Claims should be made direct to the. Adjutant-General, State 
of New York, Albany, N. Y. 

The State of New York is now issuing Campaign Badges to all 
officers and enlisted men who served honorably in the Army or 
Navy of the United States during the Spanish, Philippine and 
China campaigns, and who enlisted from the State of New York. 

It is suggested that Camp Adjutants write to the Adjutant- 
General, State of New York, Albany, N. Y., asking for applica- 
tion blanks which can be used by the Comrades entitled to these 
badges; that the Camps assist their members and others entitled 
to these badges in obtaining them, and that after the badges have 
been obtained the Camps arrange to have a presentation made of 
these badges to those entitled to them on some meeting night. 

Information Wanted 

WANTED: A Comrade to work in West Virginia on equal 
shares. For information and particulars, address Comrade Patrick 
Walsh, First Sergeant, Retired, XJ. S. Army, West Point, N. Y. 

ROSTER FOR 1916 

Manhattan Camp No, 1, New York City 

Meets second and fourth Saturdavs, 9-11-13 East 59th street. 
Commander, L. T. Fetzer, 44 Cedar street. New York City. 
Adjutant, John A. O'Donnell, 48 Charlton street. New York 

City. 

Quartermaster, Jules S. Quarberg, 850 Amsterdam avenue, !New 
York City. 



136 UiaTED Spaitish War Veterans 

M. D. Russell Camp No. 2, Troy, N. Y. 

Meets second and fourth Thnrsdays, Kensselaer Connty Court 
Housa 

Commander, Edward M. Jackson, 183 Second street, Troy, 
K Y. 

Adjutant, John G. Smyth, 2156 13th street, Troy, X. Y. 

Quartermaster, Elbert M. Her, Grant avenue, Troy, N. Y. 

Thomcbs H. Barber Camp No. 3, Binghamion, N, Y. 

Meets first and third Wednesdays, State Armory. 
Commander, E. R. Potter, 296 Grand avenue, Johnson City, 

:Nr. Y. 

Adjutant, E. J. Malmquist, 8 King avenue, Binghamton, N. Y. 
Quartermaster, C. E. Lathrop, 44 Court street, Binghamton, 
N". Y. 

William H. Hubhell Camp No. 4, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Meets second and fourth Fridays, Room 2, Borough Hall. 
Commander, John Curton, 1850 E. 14th street Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Adjutant, T. S. Gorman, 103 Vanderbilt street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Quartermaster, Charles Oswald, 583 Rogers avenue, Brooklyn, 
N. Y. 

Gloucester Naval Camp No. 5, BrooJclyn, N. Y. 

Meets first and third Saturdays, Room 2, Borough Hall. 

Commander, Robert N. Mackin, 1676 83d street, Brooklyn, 
N. Y. 

Adjutant, Frank H. Wilson, 1005 Franklin avenue, Brooklyn, 
I^. Y. 

Quartermaster, Edward J. Fitzsimmons, 201 Montauk avenue, 
Brooklyn, N". Y. 

Hon. Stephen Sanford Camp No. 6, Amsterdam, N. Y. 

Meets Wednesday, comer East Main and Church streets. 
Commander, Darwin E. Vunk, 21 Second street, Amsterdam, 
]sr. Y. :^*. 



Pboceedings of the Thirteenth Annval Encampment 137 

Adjutant, Melvin W. Ledibridge, State Armory, Amsterdam, 
K Y. 

Quartermaster, LeRoy Greesler, 21^4 McDonnell street, Am- 
sterdam, N. T. 

Niagara FaUs Camp No, 7, Niaga/ra Falls, N, Y, 

Meets first Monday, State Armory. 

Commander, Alfred H. Edsall, Public Library, Niagara Falls, 
N. T. 

Adjutant, Frank B. Warner, 727 Cedar avenue, Niagara Falls, 
N. Y. 

Quartermaster, Henry Seipple, 928 Main street, Niagara Falls, 
N. Y. 

William R. Carmer Camp No. 8, Mt. Vernon^ N, Y, 

Meets second Thursday, Armory, Company H, North 5th 
avenue. 

Commander, Otto Thiede, 17 Beach street, Mt. Vernon, N. Y. 

Adjutant, John H. Brancard, 42 South 7th avenue, Mt. Vernon, 
N. Y. 

Quartermaster, Isaac Joel, 227 North High street, Mt. Vernon, 
N. Y. 

Warren A. Wilson Gamp No. 9, Qlens Falls, N. Y. 

Meets first and third Tuesdays, Maecabee Hall, Glen street. 

Commander, James J. Hogan, 9 Pruyn street. Glens Falls, 
N.Y. 

Adjutant, Adelbert Reynolds, 74 West street. Glens Falls, N. Y. 

Quartermaster, Jesse P. Kelsey, 130 Hudson street, South 
Olfflis Falls, N. Y. 

Theodore Roosevelt CaMp No. 10, New York City 

Meets first and third Saturdays, Loeffler^s Hall, S. E. comer 
148th street and Willis avenue. 

Commander, William Patterson, 1525 Washington avenue, 
Bronx, New York City. 



138 United Spanish War Veterans 

Adjutant, John Kavanagh, 410 East 237th street, Bronx, New 
York City. 

Quartermaster, Fred Dietzler, 460 East 141st street, Bronx, 
Xew York City. 

Oen, Eugefie Griffin Camp No. 11, Schenectady, N, Y, 

Meets first and third Wednesdays, State Armory. 

Commander, John T. MeXeff, 19 Mjniderse street, Schenec- 
tady, N. Y. 

Adjutant, Garrett V. Johnson, 840 State street, Schenectadv, 
X. Y. 

Quartermaster, Thomas W. McDonnell, 1128 Albany street, 
Schenectady, X. Y. 

Seybum-Liscum Camp No. 12, Buffalo, N. F. 

Meets first and third Mondays, Gr. A. R. Hall, Elmwood and 
Virginia streets. 

Commander, J. J. Smith, 56 Wagner place, Buffalo, N. Y. 

Adjutant, Arthur R. Rosebrock, 81 Pennsylvania street, Buf- 
falo, N. Y. 

Quartermaster, Albert Hahn, 706 Mutual Life Bldg., Buffalo, 
N. Y. 

14:th Regiment Camp No. 14, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Meets first and third Fridays, Armory, 8th avenue and 15th 
street. 

Commander, James J. Hand, Custom House, N. Y. 

Adjutant, Edw. D. B. Logan, 1195 Flatbush avenue, Brooklyn, 
N. Y; 

Quartermaster, Charles R. Marmis, 1036 West street, Bath 
Beach, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Buclcey O'Neil Camp No. 15, Buffalo, N, Y. 

Meets second and fourth Fridays, Labor Temple Hall, Best and 
Jefferson streets. 

Commander, Charles A. Metzler, 179 Xormal avenue, Buffalo, 
X. Y. 



Pbooeedings of the Thirteenth Annual Encampment 139 

Adjutant, H. L. Witherall, 56 Niagara street, Buffalo, N. Y. 
Quartermaster, Joseph M. Brecker, 204 Sprenger avenue, Buf- 
falo, N. Y. 

Admiral Schley Naval Squadron Camp No. 16, Broohlyn, N. Y. 

Meets first and third Mondays, Borough HalL 

Commander, A. G. Berger, 30 Rockaway avenge, Brooklyn, 
N. Y. 

Adjutant, H. J. Hunt, 491 Central street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Quartermaster, Henry Taylor, 112 !North Henry street, Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. 

/ 

Major General R, P. Hughes Camp No. 17, Buffaldj N. Y. 

Meets first and third Thursdays, Humboldt Park Hall, 951 
Genesee street. 

Commander, Herman Lang, 493 Winslow avenue, Buffalo, 
N. Y. 

Adjutant, Wm. C. Grertz, 182 Wyoming avenue, Buffalo, N. Y. 

Quartermaster, John Linsman, 66 Montana avenue, Buffalo, 
N. Y. 

Admiral Philip Camp No. 18, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Meets first Friday, Borough Hall. 

Commander, James A. Manning, 469 Ralph avenue, Brooklyn, 

:n^. y. 

Adjutant, William H. Holmes, 1017 DeKalb avenue, Brooklyn, 
1>^. Y. 

Quartermaster, John A. Duncan, 83 Rochester avenue, Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. 

Old Ouard Camp No. 19, New York City 

Meets second and fourth Tuesdays, Loyal Moose Club Bldg., 
127th street and Lenox avenue. 

Commander, George W. Tushingham, 1547 Third avenue, Jfew 
York City. 

Adjutant, Elias Samuels, 449 West 206th street, New York 
City. 

Quartermaster, Charles E. Delvalle, 29 East 169th street, !N^ew 
York City. 



1-iO UiaiTEE SpAiq-isH Wab Vetkraks 

Joseph 8. Decker Camp No. 20, Fort Wedsworth, N. Y. 

Meets first and third Thursdays, comer Bay and Thompson 
streets, Stapleton, S. I. 

Commander, Edward E. Hardin, Lt.-Col. U. S. Army (retired) , 
West New Brighton, Staten Island, N. T. 

Adjutant, William H. Albert, Sergt. Major, C. A. C, Fort 
Wadsworth, N. T. 

Quartermaster, David M. Levine, 1st Serg. 114th Co., C. A. C, 
Fort Wadsworth, N. Y/ 

Gen, Henry W. Laioton Camp No, 21, Brooklyn^ N. Y. 

lleets second and fourth Thursdays, Empire Hall, Lorimer and 
Ten Eyck streets. 

Commander, Thomas F. Hyland, 2066 Atlantic avenue, Brook- 
lyn, ]sr. T. 

Adjutant, Martin J. Graham, 61 Hull street, Brooklyn, N. T. 
Quartermaster, Julius Staal, 1 St. Johns place, Kidgewood, L. I. 

Brooklyn Camp No. 22, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Meets fourth Monday, Room 2, Borough Hall. 
Commander, William Reineke, 112 Lee avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Adjutant, Joseph Conte, 241 Sands street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Quartermaster, William F. Morgan, 136 Meserole avenue, 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 

New York City Camp No, 23, New York City 

Meets second Friday, West End, 226 W. 125th street. 
Commander, Dean Nelson, 38 Park Row, New York City. 
Adjutant, John Bickerstaff, 77 Chester avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Quartermaster, Hyman Finkelstone, 1053 Southern boulevard, 
New York City. 

Col. Henry W. Huhhell Camp No. 24, New York City 

Meets third Friday, 104 West 47th street. 
Commander, Thomas F. Dawkins, 1022 Ogden avenue. New 
York City. 



Proceedings of the Thieteenth An'nva'l ENCAMPMEiirT 141 

Adjutant, James F. Reynolds, Holbrook, L. L 
Quartermaster, Otto J. Eocholl, 391 East 157th street, New 
York City. 

L. Boardman Smith Camp No. 25, Rochester, N. Y. 

Meets first and third Wednesdays, 96 State street. 
Commander, Claude L. Seiler, 107 Webster avenue, Eochester, 

:n^. t. 

Adjutant, John Dittman, 14 Ereth street, Rochester, ^N". Y. 
Quartermaster, Grodfrey Ashbaker, 30 Ormond street, Rochester, 
N. Y. 

Bobert C. Anderson Camp No, 26, Oswego, N. Y. 

Meets fijst Monday, State Armory. 

Commander, Roland T. Clark, 114 East Bridge street, Oswego, 
H^. Y. 

Adjutant, Daniel J. O'Mara, 18 East 6th street, Oswego, !N". Y. 
Quartermaster, William S. Monaghan, State Armory, Oswego, 

:sr. Y. 

Wallace F, Randolph Cam,p No. 27, YonJcers, N. Y. 

Meets first Tuesday, City Hall. 

Commander, Daniel Wolff, City Hall, Yonkers, N. Y. 
Adjutant, William A. Simpson, 353 Eldridge avenue, Yonkers, 
1^. Y. 

Quartermaster, A. E. Chambers, 49 O^k street, Yonkers, "N. Y. 

Captain Frank R. Palmer Camp No. 28, Albany, N. Y. 

Meets second Tuesday, Capital City Club Rooms, 71-83 State 
street. 

Commander, Archibald R. MacFarland, 53 Alexander street, 
Albany, 'N. Y. 

Adjutant, William S. Fredenrich, 176 State street, Albany, 
IN^. Y. 

Quartermaster, Martin R. Weldon, 21 Hudson avenue, Albany, 

"N^. Y. 



142 United Spanish Wae Veterans 

Captain W, S, Overton, Jr., Camp No. 29, Whitestone, N. Y. 

Meets last Saturday, Odd Fellows Hall, 18th street. 

Commander, Frederick Burns, 144 Linden avenue. Flushing, 
L. L, K Y. 

Adjutant, James A. McCafferty, 62 Tenth avenue, Whitestone, 
N. Y. 

Quartermaster, John M. Niemeyer, 20 West 20th street. White- 
stone, N. Y. 

Neptune Naval Camp No, 30, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Meets fourth Thursday, Room 2, Borough Hall. 

Commander, Herman Meyer, 159 West 66th street, New York 
City. 

Adjutant, John J. Inman, 110 North Henry street, Brooklyn, 
N. Y. 

Quartermaster, Fred G. Simcox, 508 Humboldt street, Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. 

Griffin Engineers Camp No, 31, New York City 

Meets fourth Thursday, 69 th Regiment Armory. 
Commander, Thomas Regan, 12 Broome street, New York City. 
Adjutant, James W. Adlard, 4435 Third avenue, New York 
City. 

Quartermaster, Henry Byers, 275 5Yth street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

A, C. Weller Camp No. 32, Middletown, N. F. 

Emerson H, Liscum Camp No. 33, Utica, N. Y. 

Meets second Friday, Huron Hall, Seneca street. 
Commander, William G. Bowen, Jr., Clinton, N. Y. 
Adjutant, Charles B. Van Slyke, Jr., Clinton, N. Y. 
Quartermaster, Michael Liddey, 1205 Taylor avenue, Utica, 
N. Y. 

H. J. Reilly Camp No, 34, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Meets first Tuesday, Room 2, Borough Hall, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Commander, Michael J. Newell, Y23 11th avenue, Steinway, 
L. I. 



Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Encampment 143 

•Adjutant, Peter Nealis, 235 Adelphi street, Brooklyn, N". Y. 
Quartermaster, William A. Murphy, 153 Park avenue, Brook- 
lyn, N. T. 

0, Boss Wheeler Camp No. 35, Utica, N. Y. 

Meets second Monday, State Armory. 
Commander, W. A. Foster, Court House, Utica, X. Y. 
Adjutant, C. M. Roberts, Devereux street, Utica, X. Y. 
Quartermaster, J. D. Clifford, State Armory, Utica, X. Y. 

Defendam Camp No. 36, New York City 

Meets third Thursday, 9th Regiment Armory, 14th street and 
C avenue. 

Commander, C. A. Bond, 150 JsTassau street, c/o " Tobacco,'' 
New York City. 

Adjutant, William F. Leuper, 540 E. 85th street, New York 
City. 

Quartermaster, Patrick Keating, 541 Knickerbocker avenue, 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 

N. W. Crosby Camp No. 37, Netu Rochelle, N. Y. 

Meets second Wednesday, City Hall, Main and Mechanic streets. 

Commander, Verne M. Bovie, Lake avenue, N^ew Rochelle, 
N. Y. 

Adjutant, John F. Flanagan, 19 Walnut street, New Rochelle, 
N. Y. 

Quartermaster, Michael J. Buckley, 49 Warren street, New 
Rochelle, N. Y. 

Gen. Guy V. Henry Camp No. 38, New York City 

Meets first and third Thursdays, Na-Bocklish Hall, 200 E. 45th 
street. 

Commander, Andrew E. Burke, 248 E. 23d street, New York 
City. 

Adjutant, T. J. O'Donnell, 316 E. 55th street. New York City. 

Quartermaster, Peter J. O'Brien, 18 W. 100th street. New York 
Citv. 



144 United SpajN^ish War Veterans 

Major Louis B. Lawton Gamp No. 39, Auburn, N. Y. 

Meets fourth Thursday, State Armory. 

Commander, Jesse D. Brooks, 176 Woodlawn avenue, Auburn, 
K Y. 

Adjutant, Edgar A. Kose, 26% Lewis street, Auburn, N". T. 

Quartermaster, James E. Osterhout, State Armory, Auburn, 
K T. 

E. M. Hoffman Camp No. 40, Elmira, N. Y. 

Meets second and fourth Mondays, State Armory. 

Commander, H. W. Pankaw, 701 E. Market street, Ehnira, 
N. T. 

Adjutant, S. O. Smith, 625 Ml Zoar street, Ehnira, N. Y. 

Quartermaster, Joseph Wardzinski, 206 E. Water street, El- 
mira, N. Y. 

Col, Walter Scott Camtp No. 42, Oneonia, N. Y. 

Meets second Friday, State Armory, Academy and Fair streets. 
Commander, Frank E. Neal, 47 Spruce street, Oneonta, N. Y. 
Adjutant, R. P. Hill, 367 Main street, Oneonta, N. Y. 
Quartermaster, C. L. Hotaling, 47 Main street, Cooperstown, 
N. Y. 

George D. Russell Camp No. 43, Broohlyn, N. Y. 

Meets second Saturday, 13th Regiment Armory. 

Commander, George H. Kemp, 427 Ocean View avenue. Wood- 
haven, N. Y. 

Adjutant, Charles M. Reid, 18 White street, ISTew York City. 

Quartermaster, John L. Lawton, 3103 Snyder avenue, Brook- 
lyn, N". Y. 

Major John J. Sague Camp No. 4:4:, Poughheepsie, N. Y. 

Meets second Tuesday, State Armory. 

Commander, Abram L. DeVries, 44 Harrison street, Pough- 
keepsie, N. Y. 

Adjutant, Thomas K Gjobye, P. O. Box 99, Paughkeepsie, 
K Y. 

Quartermaster, Albert C. Odell, P. O. Box 66, Poughkeepsie, 
N. Y. 



PkOOEEDINGS of the ThIETEENTH Al^lS'UAL ElS'CAMPMEISrT 14:5 

Samuel M. Porter Camp No. 45, Jamestovm, N. Y. 

Meets f oiirtli Monday, State Armory. 

Commander, William L. Beck, 7 East Third street, Jamestown, 

Adjutant, Donald S. Brown, l3 Fnlton street, Jamestown, IsT. T. 
Quartermaster, Frederick W. Hyde, 201 Main street, James- 
town, K T. 

Sergeant Hamilton Fish Camp No. 46, New York City 

Meets second and fourth Fridays, 101 West 127th street. 

Commander, Fred Meyer, 231 West 145th street, New York 
City. 

Adjutant, Charles Kerr, 424 East 161st street, New York City. 

Quartermaster, J. Harrie Burdge, 1816 Anthony avenue, New 
York City. 

Ba/ron Stevhen Camp No. 47, Eomellj N. Y. 

Meets second Friday, State Armory, Seneca street. 
Commander, Bert Santee, 32 Church street, Hornell, N. Y. 
Adjutant, Fred J. Pierce, 6 State street, or State Armorv^ Hor- 
nell, N. Y. 

Quartermaster, Bert Arwine, 9 Marshall avenue, Hornell, N. Y. 

Admiral Sampson Camp No. 48, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Meets second and fourth Saturdays, Room 2, Borough Hall. 
Commander, John F. Spolders, 571 66th street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Adjutant, Ernest W. Larkin, 143 Skillman avenue, Brooklyn, 

N. Y. 

Quartermaster, Herbert W. Doggrell, 31 South Greenwood ave- 
nue, Richmond Hill, L. I. 

Naval Camp No. 49, Brookhpi, N. Y, 

Meets second and fourth Tuesdays, Lyric Hall, 329 Atlantic 

avenue. 

Commander, Theo. Meyer, 2366 Putnam avenue, Ridgewood 

Heights, New York City. 



14() United Spanish War Veterans 

Adjutant, John Everetts, 1917 East 48th street, Brooklyn, 
N. Y. 

(Quartermaster, II. P. Ilogelund, 1624 55th street, Brooklyn, 
N. Y. 

Col. John W, Vrooman Camp No. 51, Herkimer, N. Y . 

Meets fourth Tuesday, Grange Hall. 
Commander, Charles J. Hartigan, Herkimer, X. Y. 
Adjutant, F. W. Cristman, Herkimer, N. Y, 
Quartermaster, Henry Voight, Jr., South Main street, Herki- 
mer, X. Y. 

Franklin C. Warner Camp No. 52, Ilion, N. Y. 

Meets second and fourth Mondays, A. O. H. Hall, First street. 
Commander, H. P. Hamlin, 28 High street, Ilion, N. Y. 
Adjutant, Julius Werner, 534 Elizabeth street, TJtica, N. Y. 
Quartermaster, William H. Spurr, 40 Highland avenue, Hion, 

N. Y. 

Major Frank Keck Camp No. 53, New York City. 

Meets fourth Monday, 226 W. 125th street. 

Commander, Solomon Weil, 265 W. 125th street, New York 
City. 

Adjutant, George W. Cornish, 1973 Vyse avenue, New York 
City. 

Quartermaster, Fred Bohlig, 319 W. 137th street, New York 

City. 

Louis W. Carlisle Camp No. 56, Watertown, N. Y. 

Meets second Friday, 52 Taggart Building, Public Square. 

Commander, John H. Condon, Gotham street, c/o P. O., Water- 
town, N". Y. 

Adjutant, Fred H. Gould, 1017 Coffeen street, Watertown, 
N. Y. 

Quartermaster, Bert H. Thomas, 113 IST. Meadow street, Water- 
town, N. Y. 



Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Encampment 147 

Saratoga Camp No. 58, Saratoga Springs j N. Y, 

Meets fourth Wednesday, G. A. R. Hall, Pavilion Place. 

Commander, Charles F. Van Pelt, 46 Church street, Saratoga 
Springs, N. Y. 

Adjutant, Fred W. Dunson, c/o Post Office, Saratoga Springs, 
X. Y. 

Quartermaster, Harry S. Fosmire, c/o Post OflSce, Saratoga 
Springs, N. Y. 

David Wilson Camp No. 59, Neiu York City 

Meets first and third Wednesdays, Bronx Building, lYTth street 
and Third avenue. 

Commander, Edward H. Martin, " 0. D." 1127 Lexington ave- 
nue, New York City. 

Adjutant, Fred Schroeder, 443 East 138th street, Bronx, Xew 
York City. 

Quartermaster, Alexander Eraser, 236 East 165th street, Bronx, 
:S^ew York City. 

Captain Allyn K. C apron Camp No. 60, Clean, N. Y. 

Meets first and third Mondays, State Armory, 119 IIsTorth street. 

Commander, William E. Elliott, 842 Bishop street, Olean, 
N. Y. 

Adjutant, Arthur F. Austin, 115 South Tenth street, Olean, 
X Y. 

Quartermaster, Gains C. Smith, 647 East State street, Olean, 
N. Y. 

Hugo E. Kruse Camp No. 61, Corona, N. Y. 

Meets second Monday, Eagle Hall, Polk avenue. 
Commander, Otto Brown, 37 Lawn avenue, Corona, X. Y. 
Adjutant, Frank Blasso, 37 Lawn avenue, Corona, N". Y. 
Quartermaster, William Connor, 130 Himrod street, Brooklyn, 
X. Y. 

William McKinley Camp No. 62, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Meets last Saturday, Central Hall, 217 Court street. 
Commander, Thomas R. Edwards, 244 87th street, Brooklyn, 
N. Y. 



14:8 Uis'iTED Spai^ish Wab Veteeans 

Adjutant, James J. Waleur, 635 Grand avenue, Brooklyn, 
N.Y. 

Quartermaster, Adrain Droz, 90 Covert street, Brooklyn, N. T. 

Admiral B. H. McGalla Camp No. 65, BrooTclyn, N. T. 

Captain George H. Tilley Camp No, 66, Jamaica, N. Y. 

Meets first and third Wednesdays, Town Hall, Fulton street. 

Commander, Herbert T. Tomlinson, 1405 Woodhaven avenue, 
Woodhaven, L. I. 

Adjutant, William W. Baird, 650 Hamilton avenue, Richmond 
Hill, L. I. 

Quartermaster, Louis Knoll, 16 Windom street, Union Course, 
Woodhaven, L. I. 

John V. Searles Camp No. 67, Flushing, N. Y. 

Meets third Friday, Armory, Flushing, L. I. 

Commander, Richard H. Brown, 22 Whitestone avenue. Flush- 
ing, L. I. 

Adjutant, Daniel F. Kennedy, 110 Murray Lane, Flushing, 
L. I. 

Quartermaster, Edward Grilbert, Yl Farrington street, Flushing, 
L. I. 

Newell Rising Camp No. 68, Portchester, N. Y. 

Admiral CooTc Camp No. 69, Haverstraw, N. Y. 

Meets second Saturday, Town Hall. 
Commander, Paul F. Howard, lona Island, N. Y. 
Adjutant, John Wotring, lona Island, "N. Y. 
Quartermaster, A. L. Hellstrom, lona Island, N. Y. 

Hudson Camp No. Yl, Hudson, N. Y. 

Meets fourth Monday, State Armory. 

Commander, William Churchill, 205 Warren street, Hudson, 
K Y. 

Adjutant, H. M. Saulpaugh, 39 Eighth street, Hudson, N". Y. 

Quartermaster, Frank S. Clapper, 50Y Union street, Hudson, 
N. Y. 



Proceedings of the Thibteenth Annual Encampment 149 

Joseph J. TuUy Gamp No. 72, Coming^ N. Y. 

Meets first and third Wednesdays. 

Commander, William A, Spenoer, Coming, R. D. 5. 

Adjutant, Claude F. Doud, 260 Watuaga avenue, Corning, 
N. Y. 

Quartermaster, Frank M. Luckner, 341 East Market street, 
Coming, N. Y. 

Thomas H. Barry Camp No, 73, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Meets first and third Wednesdays, Day Star Hall, Third avenue 
and 54th street. 

Commander, George W. Meyer, 738 79th street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Adjutant, George W. Preece, 443 54th street, Brooklyn, N". Y. 
Quartermaster Henry Zulauf, 312 55th street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

David J, Johnston, Camp No, 74, Cohoes, N, Y. 

Meets last Wednesday, G. A. E. Hall. 

Commander, William Ross, State Armory, Main street, Cohoes, 
N. Y. 

Adjutant, Robert Ray, Ontario street, Cohoes, N". Y. 
Quartermaster, M. H. Connery, 113 Main street, Cohoes, N. Y. 

Hudson B. Moore Camp No, 78, Newburgh, N. Y. 

Meets first and third Wednesdays, Academy of Music Building, 
Broadway. 

Commander, William E. Ryan, 323 North Water street. New- 
burgh, N. Y. 

Adjutant, George F. Chapman, 31 High street, Newburgh, 
K Y. 

Quartermaster, Abraham V. Burton, 36 Concord street. New- 
burgh, N. Y. 

Thorns H. Fitzgercdd Camp No. 79, White Plains, N. Y, 



150 Uiq^iTED Spanish War Veterans 

Captain Malcolm A. Rajferty Camp No. 80, Long Island City, 

N. Y. 

Meets third Thursdays, Queens County Court House. 

Commander, August Schneckenburger, 94 Crescent street, Long 
Island City, N. Y. 

Adjutant, Frank Sluka, 36 Prospect street, Winfield, L. I., 
X. Y. 

Quartermaster, John Ley a, 11 IST. Borough avenue, Winfield, 
L. L, N. Y. 

Sergeant Charles Smith Camp No. 81, Philippine Islands 

Meets first and third Thursdays, 24th Infantry, Presidio of San 
Francisco. 

Commander, Kenney Smith, 24th Inf. Band, Presidio of San 
Francisco, Cal. 

Adjutant, Walter B. Williams, Sergt. Maj. 24th Inf., Presidio 
of San Francisco, Cal. 

Quartermaster, Chas. Jefferson, Co. "L," 24th Inf., Presidio 
of San Francisco, Cal. 

Lockport Camp No. 83, Lockport, N. Y. 

Meets first Wednesday, G. A. R. Hall, corner Main and Pine 
streets. 

Commander, W. K. Beccue, 32 Carlton place, Lockport, N. Y. 

Adjutant, W. eJ. Hooper, 55 Main street, Lockport, "N. Y. 

Quartermaster, Philip Russell, 1Y6 Gooding street, Lockport, 
N. Y. 

Major General George F. Elliott Camp No. 84, New Yorh City 

Meets second Thursday, Marine Barracks, Navy Yard. 

Commander, Martin C. Palmer, Assay Ofiice, 23 Pine street, 
New York City. 

Adjutant, Michael Whalen, Assay Ofiice, 23 Pine street, New 
York City. 

Quartermaster, James Kelly, 281 Carlton avenue, Brooklyn, 
N. Y. 



Pboceedijs'gs of the Thirteenth Annual Encampment 151 

West Point Camp No. 85, West Point, N. Y. 

Meets second Thursday, Engineer Gymnasium. 

Commander, Charles J. Watson, Detachment of Ordnance, West 
Point, N. Y. 

Adjutant, William H. Beardsley, Army Service Detachment, 
West Point, N. Y. 

Quartermaster, William H. Schneider, Detachment of Engi- 
neers, West Point, N. Y. 

Col, John G. Butler Camp No. 86, Syracuse, N. Y. 

Meets first and third Tuesdays, 4Y0 South Salina street. Moose 
Temple. 

Commander, George W. Smith, 1017 Montgomery street, Syra- 
cuse, N. Y. 

Adjutant, John J. Walsh, 1456 Bellevue avenue, Syracuse, 

:Nr. Y. 

Quartermaster, John A. Jaynes, 413 Jackson street, Syracuse, 

Foreign Service Camp No. 87, New York City 

Meets first and third Tuesdays, Horton Bldg., 110 E. 125th 
street. 

Commander, Michael F. McNamara, 169 East 128th street, 
ifTew York City. 

Adjutant, William J. Lynn, 318 East 126th street, New York 
City. 

Quartermaster, John M. Temme, 229 Willis avenue, New York 
City. 

Gen, Joe Wheeler Camp No. 89, New York City 

Admiral William P. Potter Camp No. 90, Whitehall, N, Y, 

Meets first Thursday, State Armory. 
Commander, Clinton C. Yemans, Whitehall, N. Y. 
Adjutant, H. S. Douglas, Whitehall, N. Y. 
Quartermaster, Albert W. Bement, Comstock, X. Y. 



152 United SpAiasH Wab Vetebans 

Abrahcmi Lincoln Camp No. 91, New York City 

Meets third Friday, Na-Bocklish Hall, 4:5th street and Third 
avenue. 

Commander, John T. Thornton, 436 46th street, Brooklyn, 
N. Y. 

Adjutant, Joseph A. Halpin, 837 4l8t street, Brooklyn, N. T. 

Quartermaster, Hugh J. Joyce, 2428 Hals^ place, Bronx, New 
York City. 

Empire City Camp No. 92, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Meets second Thursday, Borough Hall. 

Commander, John F. Mead, 1466 Dean street, Brooklyn, N. T. 

Adjutant, James J. Curtin, 539 Kosciusko street, Brocddyn, 
N. Y. 

Quartermaster, Walter F. Allen, 1146 49th street, Brooklyn, 
X. Y. 

Sixty-ninth Regiment Camp No. 93, New York City 

Meets first and third Fridays, 26th street and Lexington avenue. 

Commander, Michael J. Vaughan, 11 Snyder avenue, Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. 

Adjutant, Thomas F. G-annon, 443 Prospect place, Brooklyn, 
Hf. Y. 

Quartermaster, George E. Grregory, 623 Amsterdam avenue, 
"New York City. 

Gen. Stephen Moffit Camp No. 94, Plaitshurg, N. Y. 

Crispy^ Attuck Camp No. 95, New York City. 

Meets first Tuesday, 83 W. 13th street. 

Commander, Edward A. Singleton, 102 W. 137th street, New 
York City. 

Adjutant, Archie McLee, 3223 Paulding avenue, Williams- 
bridge, N. Y. 

Quartermaster, Lewis C. Henderson, 9 W. 99th street, New 
York City. 



Proceedhstgs of the Thirteeitth Annual Encampment 153 

Captain M. W. Ma/rvin Camp No, 96, WaZtonj N. Y. 

Meets second Wednesday, State Armory, Stockton avenue. 
Commander, James J. Connelly, 8 Sewall place, Walton, 'N. Y. 
Adjutant, A. E. Oothoudt, State Armory, 139-141 Stockton 
avenue, Walton, E*. Y. 

Quartermaster, H. J. Rogers, High street, Walton, N". Y. 

Col. John Jacob Astor Camp No, 98, New York City 

Meets second Monday, Hesse's Hall, comer Frankfort and Wil- 
liam streets. 

Commander, Peter H. Schmidt, 671 Forest avenue, Brooklyn, 
K Y. 

Adjutant, Albert A. Reiling, 184 E. 101st street, New York 
Cily. 

Quartermaster, John F. Eble, 223 Avenue A, New York City. 

Col, A. L. Kline Camp No, 99, Broohlynj N, Y. 

Meets first and third Thursdays, 366 Greene avenue. 

Commander, J. E. K. Barlow, 261 Quincy street, Brooklyn, 
N. Y. 

Adjutant, W. J. Xeating, 269 Skillman street, Brooklyn, N". Y. 

Quartermaster, C. A. Tillotson, 276 Vanderbilt avenue, Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. 

Colonel Garland N. Whistler Camp No. 100, Fort Totten, N. Y. 

Meets first and third Thursdays. 
Commander, James P. Quinn, Fort Totten, N. Y. 
Adjutant, H. Smith, Fort Totten, N. Y. 
Quartermaster, Leroy D. Barr, Fort Totten, "N. Y. 

Cdonel Charles W. Willimns Camp No. 101, Highla/nd Falls, 

Meets second Saturday. 

Commander, John Murphy, Sergt., TT. S. Army, Retired, High- 
land FaUs, N. Y. 

Adjutant, Henry J. Hassler, Artillery Barracks, West Point, 
KY. 

Quartermaster, George L. Marsh, Ordnance Detachment, West 
Point, ]Sr. Y. 



154 United Spanish War Veterans 

The Department Commander installed the officers of Seyburn- 
Liscum Camp Xo. 12 and Buckey O'Neil Camp Xo. 15 on Monday 
evening, January 3. On Monday evening, January 10, he installed 
the oflSicers of E. M. Hoifman Camp No. 40 at Elmira. The next 
ten days were spent in New York City visiting the different Camps 
in that city. Among the Camps visited were Old Guard Camp 
No. 19; Foreign Service Camp No. 87; Maj.-Gen. George E. 
Elliott Camp No. 84; Col. Henry W. Hubbell Camp No. 24; 
Thomas H. Barry Camp No. Y3 and Col. Garland N. Whistler 
Camp No. 100 at Fort Totten. He next went to Troy where he 
was received by a large delegation from the Camps in Troy, Al- 
bany, Schenectady, Saratoga, Cohoes and other cities in the vicin- 
ity of Troy, and the Department band. On Saturday, January 22, 
the Department Commander visited Utica and met the officers of 
the Emerson H. Liscum Camp No. 33 and 0. Ross Wheeler Camp 
No. 35. 

The Department Commander originally intended to visit all of 
the Camps in the Department on their Camp meeting nights, but 
after studying over the list of Camps and Camp meeting nights, 
and finding that except in New York City very few Camps in any 
part of the State meet on nights that are anywhere near each other, 
the Department Commander has been obliged to give up this in- 
tention. If the Camps within a radius of fifty miles of any part 
of the State would like to have a visit from the Department Com- 
mander, he will try to visit such Camps if they will arrange for a 
joint meeting and give the Department Commander two or three 
weeks' notice so that he can arrange his business so as to be present. 

The Department Commander was praticularly pleased with the 
meeting at Troy, the preliminaries for which were arranged by the 
Senior Vice-Department Commander and the final arrangements 
by the officers and past officers of the M. D. Russell Camp in Troy. 
The Department Commander wishes to congratulate the officers 
and past officers of Colonel Garland N. Whistler Camp at Fort 
Totten on the excellent condition of their Camp. 



Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annuai^ Encampment 155 

Taps 

1. Hugo Baldauf, late member of Thomas H. Barry Camp Xo. 
73, died January 12, 1916. He was buried with full militaiy 
honors in the National Cemetery at Cypress Hills on January 
14, 1916. 

2. Corporal Knight, late of Company " H," Third U. S. Infan- 
try, late member of Robert C. Anderson Camp No. 26, U. S. 
W. v., died January 22, 1916, at Fort Ontario. His body, which 
was taken to his home in Illinois, was escorted to the train January 
23d by our Camp, and Battalion from the Fort, with full military 
honors. ^ 

3. Thomas F. Hastings, late member of Thomas H. Barber 
Camp No. 3, Private of Company " H," 203 d N. Y. Vol. Infantry, 
died January 30, 1915, and was buried February 1, 1916, in Cal- 
vary Cemetery, with full military honors. 

4. eTohn H. Reinhard served in Company " I," 65th N. Y. Vol. 
Infantry. He assisted in organizing Company " L," 65th Regi- 
ment, N. Gr. N. Y., and Emerson H. Li scum Camp, which later 
amalgamated with Seyburn Camp, forming the present Seyburn- 
Liscum Camp. He was a charter member and first Quartermaster 
of this Camp, to which he belonged to the day of his death. He 
was buried January 30, 1915, with full military honors. His 
funeral was attended by a large number of Spanish War Veterans 
and National Guardsmen, all of whom sincerely mourn his death. 

The sympathy of these Headquarters is hereby extended to the 
families and relatives of the deceased Comrades, and to the Camps 
with which they were connected. 

By order of 

*.■ 

FRANK S. SIDWAY, 

Departmeni Commander. 
Official : 

Andrew B. Gilfillan^ 

Department Adjutant 



156 United Spanish War Veterans 

BULLETIN OF THE UNITED SPANISH WAR 

VETERANS 

Department of New York 

March 1, 1916. 
General Orders No. 8 

Series 1915-1916 

Aides de Camp 

1. The following appointmeiit is hejpby annoiiiiced on the staff 
of the Department Commander : 
Harlin P. Hamlin Camp No. 52. 

Important 

The Key bill (H. R. 54), Spanish War widow's pension meas- 
ure, passed the House of Representatives and is now in the United 
State Senate. 

Write Senators and get all your Comrades and friends to write, 
urging immediate passage of the bilL 

Do this now. To-day. Not to-morrow. Delays are dangerous. 
We need all the assistance every member of the organization and 
their friends can render. Will you not do your part and make that 
little part count ? 

Send the replies to your letters to D. V. Chisolm, Chairman, 
Southern Building, Washington, D. C. 

Reception to Commander^n-Chief 

Final arrangements have been completed for the reception to the 
Commander-in-Chief, L. C. Dyer, on the night of March 31, 1916, 
in the Ninth Regiment Armory, New York City, under the aus- 
pices of the Camps in Greater New York. 

The tentative program consists of a reception to the Commander- 
in-Chief, a combined muster of all recruits, a mass meeting on 
Preparedness, at which time men of National prominence will 
make addresses, a review and dancing. 

Admission will be by invitation and no charge will be made, so 
it is hoped that every Comrade will make an effort to be present 



i p. SlJlN.\, Di!pa.rttnent Chief-ot-Staff 



Peoceedings of the Thietebnth Annual Encampment 157 

to show our loyalty to the Comrade who has sacrificed so much to 
advance the interests of our Beloved order. The Department CJom- 
mander and staff will be present. Camp Commanders are requested 
to issue special orders calling attention to this important event so 
that their entire membership will be present. Comrades desiring 
further information will please communicate with the Chief of 
Staff, Chas. P. Shinn, 96 Church street, New York City. 

Testimonial Dinner 

The Department of New York will tender a dinner to the Com- 
mander-in-Chief on the evening of March 30, 1916, at " The 
Breslin," Broadway and 29th street, New York City. Comrades 
of national prominence from all parts of the country will be pres- 
ent and each Comrade should make it his duty to be present. The 
Department Commander and staff will also be present. Tickets 
are $2.50 per person and may be secured from the chairman of the 
committee, Chas. P. Shinn, 96 Church street. New York City. 

Legislation 

A bill to amend the County Law so that boards of supervisors 
may appropriate money for the erection of monuments in com- 
memoration of Veterans of the Spanish War has been introduced 
in the Senate by Senator Hill of Broome county, and in the As- 
sembly by Assemblyman Taylor of Erie county. 

« 

Errata 

The following errors in General Orders No. 7, Eoster for 1916, 
are hereby corrected: 

Gen. Joe Wheeler Camp No. 89, New York City. Meets second 
and fourth Mondays, 423 W. 156th street. Commander, John T. 
Maddock, 4441 Broadway, New York, N. Y. Adjutant, Arthur 
F. Porter, 313 W. 19th street. New York, N. Y. Quartermaster, 
Frank E. McNally, 500 W. l78th street. New York, N. Y. 

Crispus Attuck Camp No. 95, New York City. Meets first 
Tuesday, 83 134th street. Commander, Edward A. Singleton, 
102 W. ISYth street. New York City. Adjutant, Archie McLee, 
3223 Paulding avenue, Williamsbridge, N. Y. Quartermaster, 
Lewis C. Henderson, 9 W. 99th street. New York City. 



158 United Spanish War Veterans 

Financial Report 

To the Department Commander: 

I beg to submit the following statement of receipts and disburse- 
ments for term commencing July 1, 1915, and ending January 31, 
1916: 

Receipts 

Received from past administration $989 52 

19 45 
Of this amount $770.92 was due National Headquar- 
ters for per capita tax due July 1, 1915. 

National and Department per capita tax 1,223 44 

Supplies 738 05 

Total $2,970 46 



Disbursements 

Supplies National Headquarters $401 53 

National per capital tax 770 92 

Printing and stenographer fees 202 40 

Legislative Committee past administration 143 47 

Expenses Department Commander, National Encamp- 
ment 85 32 

Postage (including postage on supplies) and telegrams 50 35 

Transportation for delegates-at-large to Scranton, Pa. 11 60 

Office supplies 3 90 

Encampment badges at Scranton, Pa 275 

Expressage, including expressage at Utica, N. Y 17 93 

Miscellaneous 40 00 

Total $1,730 17 

Recapitulation 

Total receipts $2,970 46 

Total disbursements 1,730 17 

Balance $1,240 29 



Pboceedings of the Thieteenth Annual Encampment 159 

There were on that date unpaid bills amounting to $1,073.10. 
The above accounts have been audited by the Auditing Commit- 
tee appointed by you in G. O. No. 6 C. S., and found correct. 

ANDREW B. GILFILLAN, 

Department Adjutant. 

Semi-Annual Reports 

The following Adjutants and Quartermasters' reports are still 
missing : 

Camps No. 6, No. 32, No. 46, No. 68, No. 79, No. 94. 

The following Adjutants' reports are still missing : 

Camps No. 99, No. 101. 

The following Quartermasters' reports are still missing: 

Camps No. 22, No. 81, No. 95. 

The following Camps have paid neither National nor Depart- 
ment per capita tax or filed their Adjutants and Quartermasters' 
reports : 

No. 32, No. 68, No. 75, No. 79, No. 94. 

Taps 

Alfred J. Miller, late member of Joseph S. Decker Camp No. 
20, died February 20, 1916, at Smith Infirmary, Staten Island, 
N. Y. He was buried February 24, 1916, in Cypress Hill Ceme- 
tery, with full military honors. His funeral was attended by a 
large number of Spanish War Vieterans, and the garrison of Fort 
Wadsworth, N. Y., turned out. 

Walter Phillips, late member of W. H. Ilubbell Camp No. 4, 
served in Co. K, 13th U. S. Inf. Died January 31, 1916, at St. 
Catherine's Hospital, Brooklyn, N. Y. Buried with full military 
honors at St. Michael's Cemetery, Brooklyn, N. Y., February 2, 
1916. 

Gr. G. Stieff, late member of Naval Camp 49, served in the 
TT. S. Na^^ on the F. S. S. Monadnock. Died Januarv 1, 1916, 
at Brooklyn, N. Y. 

William H. Mapes, late member of H. B. Moore Camp No. 78, 
served as Lieutenant in the First Regiment, N. Y. V. I. Died 
February 21, 1916. Buried with full military honors at New- 
burgh (Woodlawn), N. Y. 



160 Uhtted SpAiasH Wab Vetebans 

The sympathy of these Headquarters is hereby extended to the 
families and relatives of the deceased Comrades, and to the Camps 
with which they were connected. 

By order of 

FKANK S. SIDWAY, 

Department Commander. 
Official : 

Andrew B. Gilfillan^ 

Department Adjutamt 



BULLETIN OF THE UNITED SPANISH WAK 

VETERANS 

Department of New York 

April 1, 1916. 
General Orders No. 9 

Series 1915-1916 

District Inspectors 

Past Commander James S. Holmes, Camp No. 100, is assigned 
to inspect Camps No. 85 and No, 101, 

Commander Charles J. Watson, Camp No. 85, is assigned to 
inspect Camps No. 32 and No. 44, in addition to the Camp already 
assigned him. 

District Inspector W. P. Little, Camp No. 42, is assigned to 
inspect Camp No. 3, in addition to the Camps already assigned 
him. 

District Inspector R. P. Hill, Camp No. 42, is relieved from 
duty of inspecting Camp No. 3. 

. Inspections 

Camp Commanders upon receipt of a communication from the 
Department Inspector or District Inspector, must give the same 
their prompt attention. Camp officers will place at the disposal 
of the Inspector for purposes of inspection all hooks, papers, ac- 



Proceedings of the Thibteejsttii Annual Encampment 161 

counts, records and proceedings of the Camp pertaining to the 
organization. 

Department Encampment, Saratoga Springs, N. Y, 

1. The official dates for the Thirteenth Annual Department 
Encampment are July 3d, 4th and 5th. 

2. The U. S. W. military parade will be held at 2 o'clock on 
the afternoon of Julv 4th. 

3. Reservations for accommodations should be directed to the 
hotels, a list of which, together with their rates, will be published 
later. 

4. Any requests for information relative to the Encampment 
should be directed to Comrade George W. Ainsworth, 15 East 
Harrison street, Saratoga Springs, K. T., Chairman Encamp- 
ment Executive Committee. 

Delegates 

Pursuant to Holes and Regulations, Part 5, Article X, delegates 
to both the National and Department Conventions should be 
elected not later than the first regular meeting in May. 

AnmiaZ Muster 

On April 21, 1898, war with Spain was declared. Camps are 
requested to hold their Annual Muster on that date, or on the 
regular meeting night nearest that date, so that each Comrade may 
reaffirm his oath of allegiance to his Flag and to our beloved Order. 

Frizes for Recruiting for the Year Ending June 30, 1916 

Prizes for Camps showing largest percentage of increase in 
membership : 
First Prize, donated by Major Henry W. Brendel, Sey- 

burn-Liscum Camp "No, 12 $25 00 

Second Prize, donated by Past Commander-in-Chief 

Hamilton Ward . . . .' 10 00 

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162 United Spai^ish War Veterans 

Prizes for Camps securing the largest number of new members : 

First Prize, donated by Department Commander Frank 

S. Sidway $25 00 

Second Prize, donated by Past Commander-in-Chief 

Hamilton Ward 10 00 

Prize to be awarded to the Comrade securing the largest number 
of new members: 

One Prize, donated by Chief of Staff Charles P. Shinn . e$20 00 

Both of the above named prizes for Camps will not be awarded 
to the same Camp. 

All of the above named prizes will be awarded at the next 
Department Encampment. 

Changes 

Commander C. A. Bond, Camp ^o. 36, correct address, 10 
E. 39th street, c/o " Tobacco." New York City. 

Quartermaster, Charles Q, Lawrence, Camp No. 36, 100 E. 81st 
street, New York City, vice Patrick Keating, resigned. 

Adjutant William J. Lynn, Camp No. 87, correct address, 335 
E. 90th street. New York City. 

Foreign Service Camp No. 87 meets at 110 E. 125th street, 
Ilorton Building, New York Citj''. 

Colonel John Jacob Astor Camp No. 98 meets at St. Paul's 
Parish House, 29 Vesey street. New York City, second Saturday 
of each month. 

Adjutant, John C. Selby, Ordnance Detachment, West Point, 
N. Y., vice H. J. Hassler, resigned. 

Lost mid Found 

Badge No. 8655, with Commander Rank Bar and National 
Ribbon, found at the Maine Monument, Columbus Circle, New 
York City. Owner may have same by applying to Adjutant Frank 
Sluka, Camp No. SO, 36 Prospect street, Winfield Junction, Long 
Island. 



Proceedii^gs of the Thirteeis^th Annual Encampment 163 

Reception and Ball 

All Comrades of this Department are cordially invited to attend 
tlie Militai'v Keception and Ball given jointly by the three Cam])s 
of I^ewark, X. J., on Saturday evening, April 29, 1916, at Kreuger 
Auditorium, Belmont avenue and Morton street, N'ewark, IST. J. 

Legislation 

1. The Key bill, H. R, 54, Spanish War Widows' Pension 
measure, was reported out of the Senate Committee on Pensions, 
v^^ithout opposition or amendment, on March 20th, and is now 
before the Senate for final action. Immediately write to Senators 
James A. O'Gorman and James W. Wadsworth, Jr., Senate Cham- 
ber, Washington, D. C, urging them to use their influence to 
secure early action by the Senate. DO IT NOW, not to-morrow 
or next day, but TO-DAY. Delays are dangerous. We need all 
the assistance every member of the organization and their friends 
can render. Will you not do your part ? Send the replies to your 
letters to D. V. Chisholm, Chairman, Southern Building, Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

2. The bill to amend the county law so that boards of super- 
visors may appropriate money for the erection of monuments in 
commemoration of Veterans of the Spanish War, introduced in 
the Senate by Senator Hill of Broome County, and in the Assem- 
bly by Assemblyman Taylor of Erie County, has passed both 
houses and is now in the hands of the Governor for approval. 

Memorial Field Mass 






Tlie Fourteenth Annual Memorial Military Field Mass in 
honor of the illation's Soldier, Sailor and Marine Dead of the 
Spanish-American War will be held on the Parade Grounds of 
the Marine Barracks of the Brooklyn 'Navy Yard on Memorial 
Sunday, May 28th, at 10 a. m. 

Amalgamation 

4. The amalgamation of Emerson II. Liscum Camp No. 33 and 
O. Ross Wheeler Camp ISTo. 35, both of Utica, iNT. Y., is announced. 
W. A. Foster has been elected to be the first Commander. It is 



164: Unitbd Spanish Was Vetebaists 

expected that the Department Commander will install the new 
officers. 

Taps 

1. Comrade Williams E. Sheerer, Private Co. D, 71st N. Y. 
Vol. Inf.; died Decanber 24, 1915; buried in Oakland Cemetery, 
Yonkers, N. Y., members of Randolph Camp No. 27 attending. 

2. Comrade Sergeant Francis H. Quinn, 82d Co., C. A. C, 
U. S. A., late member of Greorge D. Russell Camp No. 43 ; died 
March 17, 1916, at Governor's Island; body taken to his home 
in Brooklyn, N. Y. ; ritualistic funeral services conducted by 
the Camp March 20; buried March 21 in St. Michael's Ceme- 
tery, Astoria, L. I., with military honors; Camp represented. 

3. Comrade Joseph M. Crone, late Private Co. L, 4th U. S. 
Inf., and member of Foreign Service Camp No. 87 ; died Febru- 
ary 13, 1916, at Baltimore, Md. ; buried February 15, 1916, in 
New Cathedral Cemetery, Baltimore, Md., with military honors. 

4. Comrade John J. Cooney, late Private Co. M, 41st IT. S. 
Vol. Inf., and member of Foreign Service Camp No. 87; died 
March 9, 1916; buried with military honors on March 12, 1916, 
in Calvary Cemetery, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

The sympathy of these Headquarters is hereby extended to the 
families and relatives of the deceased Comrades, and to the Camps 
with which they were connected. 

Bv order of 

t/ 

FRANK S. SIDWAY, 

Departmeni Commander, 
OflScial: 

AlTDREW B. GlLFILLAN:, 

Department Adjutant. 



Peoceedings of the Thirteenth AwNUAii EasrcAMPMENT 165 

BULLETIN OF THE UNITED SPANISH WAE 

VETERANS 

Depaetmen't of New York 

May 1, 1916. 

General Orders No. 10 

Series 1915-1916 

Department Encampment 

The Thirteenth Annual Department Encampment will be held 
at Saratoga Springs, N. Y., on July 3, 4 and 5, 1916. 

The following are the rates charged by the various hotels: 

Worden Hotel, $3 to $4 per day. 
United States Hotel, $5 to $6 per day. 
Grand Union Hotel, $5 to $6 per day. 
Adelphi Hotel, $2 to $3 per day. 
American Hotel, $3 to $5 per day. 
Broadway House, $2 per day. 
Sweeny's Hotel, $2 per day. 
Columbian Hotel, $2.50 to $3 per day. 

Those desiring to reserve rooms should communicate direct with 
the hotels. 

All Department OflScers, both elective and appointive, except 
Department Aides and District Inspectors, are requested to for- 
ward to Comrade Fred W. Dunson, Post Office, Saratoga Springs, 
N. Y., electrotypes of their pictures not later than May 30, 1916, 
so that their pictures may appear in the Official Encampment 
Souvenir Programme Book. Electrotypes will be preserved and 
returned to their owners. 

Requests for information relative to the Encampment should be 
directed to Comrade George W. Ainsworth, 15 East Harrison 
street, Saratoga Springs, N. Y., Chairman Encampment Executive 
Committee. 

Credential Certificates 

The customary blank Encampment Certificates for use in re- 
porting names of delegates and alternates to the National and 
Department Encampments will be forwarded to Camp Adjutants 



168 United Spanish War Veterans 

Prices 

As previously announced prizes were awarded for the greatest 
number of recruits, the greatest percentage of recruits, the greatest 
attendance, and the greatest percentage of attendance. The follow- 
ing Camps were the winners: 

David Wilson Camp Ifo. 59, with 18 recruits. 

Foreign Service Camp No. 87, with 13.3 per cent. 

Manhattan Camp No. 1, with an attendance of 101 Comrades. 

CoL Garland N. Whistler Camp No. 100, with 100 per cent 
attendance. 

In connection with this, the committee is pleased to report that 
85 recruits were mustered in on the night of the reception. 

In conclusion the committee wishes to thank all those who con- 
tributed to the success of the reception and respectfully recom- 
mends that proper steps be taken to have all Camps in Greater 
New York hold a combined reception each year, 

Respectfally submitted, 

The Executive Committee. 

William Jones, National Chief of Staff, Chairman : 
Past Department Commander Bernhardt Wall, 
Department Chief of Staff Chas. P. Shinn, 
National Aide-de-Camp Jas. S. Holmes, Camp No. 100. 
Department Inspector Wm. S. Goodwin, 
Cominander George Tushingham, Camp No. 19, 
Commander Edward H. Martin, Camp No. 59, 
Past Commander William E. White, Camp No. 4, 
Past Commander Terrence J. O'Donnell, Camp No. 38. 
Past Commander Michael J. Leary, Camp No. 59, 
Senior Vice-Commander John Imhof, Camp No. 20. 
Comrade Chas. P. Krauth, Camp No. 10. 

Changes 

Camp No. 62. Adjutant James A. Waleur, address changed 
to 704 Eighth avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Camp No. 85. Comrade William H. Schneider, West Point, 
N. Y., appointed Camp Adjutant, vice Comrade Wm. H. Beards- 
ley, resigned. 



Proceediis^gs of the Thibteenth Annual Encampment 169 

Comrade Andrew Rheude, West Point, N. Y., appointed Camp 
Quartermaster, vice Quartermaster Schneider, promoted to Adju- 
tant. 

Ccanrade E. E. Swartwood, West Point, N. Y., appointed Qr. 
Mr. Sergt., vice Comrade Andrew Rheude, promoted to Quarter- 
master. 

Camp No. 87. Adjutant James A. Boyd, 344 West 28th street ; 
Wm. J. Lynn, resigned. 

Camp jSTo. 20. John Engelken, OflScer of the Guard, vice John 
J. Newman resigned. 

Preparedniess Parade 

A Division of Spanish War Veterans will parade in the great 
Preparedness Parade in New York City May 13th. OflScers of 
Camps will report to Charles P. Shinn, Chief of Staff, 96 Church 
street, New York City, the numher of men they can turn out for 
this parade. 

Oames and Entertainment 

The Entertainment Committee has secured the large and spa- 
cious pleasure grounds called Dexter Park, for the Tenth Annual 
Outing and Games of Capt. Geo. H. Tully Camp No. 66, U. S. 
W. v., Saturday afternoon and evening, July 1, 1916. One of the 
features of this affair will be the baseball game between two Camps 
of Greater New York, for a trophy worth $75.00 (Silver Lov- 
ing Cup). 

Widows and Orphans' Bill 

Our National Legislative Committee is able to report a very 
successful campaign so far in promulgating a bill for pensioning 
widows and orphans of our late Comrades in arms. 

The committee has arrived at the final stage of its efforts, and 
needs the assistance (not only of a few, but) of every Comrade in 
the orga/nization, and we are now appealing to you in an earnest 
desire that you will respond by yourself communicating (and hav- 
ing your many friends do likewise) with the United States Sena- 
tors from this State. 

This appeal is sent in a final effort to get through the United 
States Senate — at the very earliest moment possible — our bill, 
which is H. R. 54 and is only awaiting a vote in the Senate. 



170 United Spanish War Veterans 

This matter should be pushed from now until you are informed 
of its passage, with all the vigor and enthusiasm that it is possible 
for you to muster in all the Comrades with whom you may come 
in contact. Go to your Camps and have them pass immediately 
memorials to the United States Senate urging the passage of this 
measure at an early date, and forward the same to a United States 
Senator from this State. 

This notice telh you what to do, M^e ivant you to do it at once 
— for every moment's delay now is dangerous. 

In concerted action we mv^t succeed; but if we are lukewarni 
and let this proposition fail, our organization can expect little here- 
after. 

Mail your replies to D. V. Chisholm, Chairman Legislative 
Committee, Southern Building, Washington, D. C. 

Memorial Day 

Memorial Day is consecrated to the memory of our heroic dead 
and it is our most sacred duty to see that it is fittingly observed. 
In justice to the living and in fulfillment of our pledges to our de- 
parted Comrades, it is highly important that the graves of otir 
loved ones be strewn with flowers and made conspicuous by the 
placing thereon of a suitable grave marker. And over each mount 
let " Old Glory " wave, a witness to the sacrificial services of our 
Comrade in life ; and in death a tribute to his memory. 

Every effort should be made to attend the various memorial ser- 
vices and to participate in the different parades and observances. 
With a due regard for the convictions of each other, let the conduct 
at these services reflect credit upon our order and add to our power 
and prestige. 

Flag Day 

June 14th is the anniversary of the American Flag. 

It is now a national custom to observe that day and all Comrades 
are requested to display the flag on their homes and places of busi- 
ness. 

New Gamps 

Colonel Robert C. Van Vliet No. 102, Fort Slocum. 
Milton R. Wheeler I^o. 103, Bath, N. Y. 



Proceedings of the Thirteenth x\nnual Encampment 171 

Amaigamation 

The Amalgamation of Emerson H. Liscum Camp No. 33 and 
O. Ross Wheeler Camp No. 35, both of Utica, 'N. Y., is announced. 
W. A. Foster has been elected to be the first Commander. It is 
expected that the Department Commander will install the new of- 
ficers. 

Commander — W. A. Foster, 118 Hobart street, Utica, IST. Y. 

S. V. Commander — W. Gr. Bowen, Clinton, N. Y. 

J. V. Commander — Chas. B. Cleary, 112 Spring street, Utica, 
N.Y. 

OjSScer of the Day — Thomas Slater, 804 Union street, Utica, 
N. Y. 

Officer of the Guard — Henry S. Burkhardt, 1112 Erie street, 
Utica, N. Y. . 

Trustee — C. E. Schmidt, 209 Eagle street, Utica, K Y. 

Trustee — Geo. J. Winslow, 134 Holland avenue, Utica, IS". Y. 

Trustee — John W. Shotthafer, 9 Prospect street, Utica, N". Y. 

Adjutant — C. M. Roberts, 110 Clinton place, Utica, N. Y. 

Quartermaster — J. D. Clifford, State Armory, Utica, N. Y. 

Chaplain — F. C. Schroth, 108 Healy avenue, Rome, 'N. Y. 

State Badges 

The State of Xow York is now issuing ciim]jaign badges to all 
officers and enlisted men who served honorably in the Army or 
Navy of the United States during the Spanish, Philippine and 
China campaigns, and who enlisted from the State of New York. 

It is suggested that Camp Adjutants write to the Adjutant Gen- 
eral, State of New York, Albany, N. Y., asking for applicatioii 
blanks which can be used by the Comrades entitled to these badges ; 
that the Camps assist their members and others entitled to these 
badges, in obtaining them, and that after they have been obtained, 
the Camps arrange to have a presentation made of these badges to 
those entitled to them, on some meeting night. 

Information 

All Comrades who served in Co. B, 12th U. S. Infantry, with 
Gen. Smith's expedition in Samar, P. I., from October, 1901, to 
March, 1902, will kindly communicate with John Leya, 11 N. 
Borroughs avenue, Winfield Jet., L. I. 



172 United Spanish Wae Vetbeans 

Taps 

Sterling F. Higley, late member of First N. Y. Vol. Inf., re- 
tired, Lieutenant of Co. K, Second N. Y. Vol. Inf., and Past Com- 
mander of Warren A. Wilson Camp No. 9, U. S. W. V., died April 
18, 1916, and was buried at Pine View Cemetery, Glens Falls, 
K T. 

The sympathy of these Headquarters is hereby extended to the 
relatives of the deceosed Comrade and to the Camp with which he 
was connected. 

By order of 

FRANK S. SIDWAY, 

Department Comtnander, 
Official : 

Andbew B. Gilfillan^ 

Department Adjutant. 



BULLETIN OF THE UlfTITED SPANISH WAR 

VETERANS 

Department of New York 

June 1, 1916. 
General Orders No. 11 

Series 1915-1916 

Semi-Annual Reports 

Commanders are reminded that semi-annual reports of Adjutant 
and Quartermaster are due on the 30th day of June, 1916, and 
must be accompanied by the per capita tax for term commencing 
July 1, 1916; 12% cents National, 121?^ cents Department. 

In order to lessen the work of the Department Adjutant, Camp 
Commanders are urged to forward these reports and per capita tax 
immediately after the last stated meeting in June. 

Money orders, checks and drafts should be made payable to 
*' United Spanish War Veterans, Department of New York." 

Del^ates' credentials to the Department Encampment will not 
be issued until these reports have been received. 



Pbooeedings of the Thirteenth AwNUAii Encampment 173 

DepcMrtment Encampment 

The Thirteenth Annual Department Encampment will be held 
at Saratoga Springs, N. Y., on July 3, 4 and 5, 1916. 

The following are the rates charged by the various hotels: 

Worden Hotel, $3 to $4 per day. 

Broadway House, $2 per day. 

United States Hotel, $5 to $6 per day. 

Grand Union Hotel, $5 to $6 per day. 

Adelphi Hotel, $2 to $3 per day. 

American Hotel, $3 to $5 per day. 

Sweeny's Hotel, $2 per day. 

Columbia Hotel, $2.50 to $3 per day. 

Huestis House, $2.50 and up per person — American plan. 

Vermont House, $2 and up per person — American plan. 

Elmwood Hall, $2 and up per person — American plan. 

Millett's Hotel, $1.75 and up per person — American plan. 

Carlsbad, $2.50 and up per person — American plan. 

Carlsbad, $1 and up per person — European plan. 

Holden House, $2 and up per person — American plan. 

Lafayette Hotel, $2 and up per person — American plan. 

Summer Rest, $2 and up per person — American plan. 

Those desiring to reserve rooms should communicate direct with 
the hotels. 

Requisitions for Supplies 

In order to properly close Department books, no requisitions for 
supplies received after Jtme 15, 1916, will be filled. 

Council of Administration 

A meeting of the Department Council of Administration will 
be held on July 2, 1916, at 8 p. m. sharp, at the Worden Hotel. 
Members are urged to be present. 

Credentials Committee 

Pursuant to section 2, article 8, Part 3 of the Rules and Regu- 
lations, the following Committee on Credentials is hereby ap- 
pointed: Department Adjutant Andrew B. Gilfillan, Camp No. 



171 UisriTED Spanish Wab Vetebans 

12; Comrade W. J. Tyner, Jr., Camp No. 2; Comrade Thomas S, 
Dawkins, Camp No. 24. 

The Credentials Committee will be in session in Saratoga 
Springs July 2, 1916, from 5 to 8 p. m., at Department Head- 
quarters, Hotel Worden. 

Register 

Delegates desiring to qualify for the opening session must regis- 
ter July 3, 1916, between 9 and 10 a. m.^ at the Convention Hall. 

All Comrades and their friends attending the Department En- 
campment will kindly write "U. S. W. V.'' after their names 
when they register, so that the comjnittee in charge at Saratoga 
Springs may receive the proper credit for bringing a large number 
of people to attend the Encampment. 

Prizes for Recruiting 

All Camps competing for prizes for recruiting are requested to 
send their claims to Department Adjutant, giving names of re- 
cruits mustered in. 

Gamp Commanders will certify to the record of the Comrades 
competing for prizes for Comrades securing largest number of 
recruits. 

Transportatio7i 

A special train to the Department Encampment will be run from 
Buffalo to carry those attending the Encampment from Western 
New York. 

Commander Thomas S. Dawkins, Camp No. 24, 1022 Ogden 
avenue, New York City, and Junior Vice^Commander Charles J. 
M. Erey, Camp No. 12, 706 Mutual Life Bldg., Buffalo, N. Y., 
are hereby appointed transportation aides. 

Comrade Dawkins will have charge of transportation for those 
attending the Encampment from New York City and Hudson 
River Valley and those living in that section should apply to him 
for information. 

Those living in other sections of the State, should apply to Com- 
rade Erey for information. 

Financial Report 

The following report of Past Department Commander William 
Jones is hereby published for the information of the Department. 



Proceedixgs of the Thirteenth Annual Encampment 175 



Headquarters 
UNITED SPANISH WAR VETERANS 

Department of New York 

Second Field Artillery Armory, 166tli Street and Franklin 

Avenue, New York City 

July 24, 1915. 

Comrade Frank S. Sidway^ Department Commander, Depart- 
ment of New York, 194 Main Street, Buffalo, N. Y,: 

Dear Sir and Comrade. — I have the honor to submit the fol- 
lowing report on finances dating from June 21, 1915, when the 
books were duly audited : 

Balance on hand June 21, 1916 $412 97 

Total amount received (including per capita tax and supplies) .... 1,382 36 

Total . . . $1,795 33 

Voucher 

No. 283. Adjutant-General, supplies $28 83 

No. 284. M. J. Leary, postage, G. O. No. 12 2 29 

No. 286. Department Commander, fare to Encampment 

and return 12 40 

No. 287. Department Adjutant, as above 12 40 

No. 288. Department Q. M., as above 12 40 

No. 289. W. Jones, expense account as per itemized bill. . 24 10 

No. 290. Adjutant-General, charter fee 5 00 

No. 291. E. Skidmore, stenographer 10 00 

No. 292. Department Inspector 60 76 

No. 293. Ralph H. Parker, 1914 proceedings 43 70 

No. 294. Salary, Department Q. M 100 00 

No. 295. Expense account, Department Q. M 6 23 

No. 296. Salary, Department Adjutant 150 00 

No. 297. Expense account of Department Adjutant, as per 

itemized bill 34 74 

No. 298. Jas. S. Long, traveling expense 19 29 

No. 299. Wm. Jones, as per itemized bill 12 25 

No. 300. John K. JNIarshall, proceedings of civil service 

hearing 60 00 

No. 301. Kiesling Co., printing of reports, G. O. No. 12, 

and credentials 151 62 



176 United Spanish War Vetebans 

Voucher 

No. 302. Marie V. Kogers, services $25 00 

No. 303. Salary of Assistant Department Adjutant 25 00 

Bank exchange 26 

$786 36 

Balance * $1,008 97 



Of the above vouchers^ Nos. 292, 293, 294, 296, 302 and 303 
were ordered paid by the Council of Administration, at the meet- 
ing of July 7th ; the other bills were not presented until after the 
books were in the hands of the Auditing Committee. 

[Signed] W. JO^fES. 

Buffalo, K Y., May 31, 1916. 

We, the undersigned Auditing Committee, appointed by Depart- 
ment Commander Frank S. 8id\vay, hereby certify that we have 
examined the accounts of Past Department Commander William 
Jones above set forth, and find them to be correct. 

We find cancelled checks and receipts showing the payment of 
the various sums set forth in the said statement under heading of 
" Disbursements " and find a receipt and cancelled check showing 
the payment of each of said items. These disbursements were 
made by Past Department Commander Jones between June 15, 
1915, the date when the books were closed, and the 8th day of July, 
1915, the day after the close of the Department Encampment. 

[Signed] HAMILTON WARD, 

JOHN T. RYAN, 
CHARLES S. BEILMAN. 

Department By-Laws 

Department Headquarters has printed 7,000 booklets containing 
the By-Laws and Roster of the Department of New York. 

Enough copies have been mailed to the Adjutants of all tho 
Camps in the Department, so that a copy thereof may be furnished 
to each Comrade. 

Chaiiges 

Commander John F. Mead, Camp No. 92, 284 Halsey street, 
Brooklyn. N. Y. 



Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Encampment 177 

Quartermaster Walter F. AU^ Camp No. 92, 416 Second 
street, BrooWyn, N. Y. 

Commander Thomas F. Hyland, Camp No. 21, 15 Columbus 
place, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Adjutant John C. Selby, Camp No. 101, Box 542 Highland 
Falls, N. Y., vice Henry J. Hassler, resigned. 

Quartermaster Howard L. PearsaU, Camp No. 101, Highland 
FallS) N. Y., vice George L. Marsh. 

Adjutant W. C. Spalding, Camp No. 103, S. S. Home, Bath, 
^NT. Y., vice James J. Danley, resigned. 

Memorial Services 

The Department Commander, with the Department Coromander 
of the G. A. R., attended the G. A. R. memorial services at Elm- 
wood Music Hall, Buffalo, N. Y., May 28, 1916, at which Gov. 
Whitman was the principal speaker. 

The Fourteenth Annual Memorial Military Field Mass in honor 
of the Nation^s Soldier, Sailor and Marine Dead of the Spanish- 
American War, was held on the Parade Grounds of the Marine 
Barracks of the Brooklyn Naw Yard, on Memorial Sunday, May 
28th, at 10 A. M. 

Information Wanted 

Comrade J. R. Morory, 814 Dingledine avenue, Lima, Ohio, 
would like to communicate with Owen W. Mathews of Co. F, 
Fourth U. S. V. Inf. " Immunes." 

Oames and Entertainment 

The Entertainment Committee of the Buffalo Joint City Board 
U. S. W. v., has arranged for a Grand Reunion and Outing to be 
held at Fort Erie Beach, Wednesday, June 21, 1916. Balangiga 
Lair No. 8, M. O. S., will give an entertainment afternoon and 
evening. 

The Entertainment Committee of the Capt. George H. TuUy 
Camp No. 66, U. S. W. V., Jamaica, N. Y., have made final ar- 
rangements for the Tenth Annual Picnic and Outing to be held 



178 UlsriTED Spais^ish War Vbtebans 

Saturday afternoon and evening, July 1, 1916, at Dexter Park, 
Cypress Hills. Tickets, 25 cents each. All Comrades are invited 
to attend in uniform. 

Neiv Jersey Encampment 

On Saturday, June 10, 1916, the Department of N'ew Jersey- 
will hold its Annual Department Encampment in the city of New- 
ark, N. J., in connection with the 250th Anniversary of the birth 
of the city of Newark. The day has been officially designated as 
*^ U. S. W. V. Day," and the committee in charge are making 
especial arrangements to entertain our Comrades in a mannjer be- 
fitting the occasion. 

The committee in charge has extended to the Department of 
New York, an invitation to participate in the military parade, 
which will start at 5 p. m. sharp, on that date, from Bridge and 
Broad streets, Newark, N. J. The Department Commander is 
desirous of returning the many courtesies shown to this Depart- 
ment by the Department of New Jersey and urges all uniformed 
Comrades to parade on that day. Commanders of Camps in New- 
York City and vicinity will take up this matter with the menxber.s 
of their respective Camps, to the end that a large attendance may 
be secured. The U. S. W. V. Committee in charge assures all who 
attend an evening of enjoyment that will linger pleasantly in the 
memorv of Comrades for years to come. Anv further information 
desired may be secured from the Department Chief of Staff, Com- 
rade Charles P. vShinn, 96 Church street. New York Citv. 

Taps 

Comrade Ernest W. Steinbuckle, late Assistant Steward Hos- 
pital Corps, and member of Seyburn Liscum Camp No. 12, died 
May 31, 1916 ; buried June 3 at Buffalo with full military honors. 

Comrade Charles J. Drumm, Camp No. 36, late first class ma- 
chinist, IT. S. S. Solace, died April 24, 1916; buried St. John's 
Cemetery, Honesdale, Pa., with full military honors. 

Percy Davidson, late Mate IT. S. S. Jason, and member of Em- 
pire City Camp No. 92, died May 16, 1916. Buried at Mount 
Hope Cemetery, N. Y. Funeral private. 



William S. Goodwi\, Department Inspector 



Proceediis^gs of the Tiiirtkentii Anin'ual Encampment 179 

The sympathy of these Headquarters is hereby extended to the 
relatives of the deceased Comrades, and to the Camps with which 
they were connected. 

JW order of 

FRANK S. SIDWAY, 

Department Commander. 
Official : 

Andrew B. Gii^fillan^ 

Department Adjutant. 



BULLETIN OF THE UNITED SPANISH WAR 

VETERANS 

Department of New York 

General Orders No. 12 

Series 1915-1916 

Report of Department Officers to the Department Encampment, Saratoga 
Springs, N Y., July 3, 4 and 5, 1916 — From July, 1915, to June, 1916 

Department Inspector's Report 

The Department Commander and Comrades, Depaortment of New 
Yorlc: 

» 

I have the honor to submit my report as Department Inspector 
for the term 1915-16. 

As a foreword my regrets are in order because I was unable to 
obtain inspection reports from all Camps. In the beginning due 
provision was made for the inspection of every camp in so far as 
it was humanly practicable or ])os.^ible, but uo human endeavor 
can overcome the handicap of contemptuous indifference to written 
appeals, in most instances carrying stamped envelopes for reply, 
that it has been my nearly sad lot to contend with in the conduct of 
my office. In this connection, I suppose I have not experience'd 
more trouble than have some of my predecessors, but I have it on 
good authority that the disease known as writer's cramp was never 
more prevalent up through the State than it has been since the 



180 UiTiTED SpA]>fisH War Veterans 

beginning of last April. Right here, I bespeak for my successor 
better luck, and hope, moreover, that he'll be of a sanguine tem- 
perament. 

At the outset of the term my previous experience as a District 
Inspector led me to believe that the Inspection Report in use could 
be improved on, and after consultation with the National Chief of 
Staff, Comrade Jones, I submitted a form to the Inspector-General, 
which, with some minor alteration by the latter, was adopted and is 
now in general use. The report takes cognizance of the activity of 
Camps along patriotic and social lines and in the matter of obtain- 
ing newspaper publicity, to all of which, it was generally recog- 
nized, that we had not, heretofore, devoted sufficient attention. 
Believing that it is for the best interests of the order, therefore 
important, that Camps obtain as much laudatory newspaper com- 
ment as possible, especially along patriotic lines, I have, in every 
instance that such was reported by the District Inspector, or that 
I had personal knowledge of, raised the rating recommended by the 
Inspector. 

In connection with ratings, I wish to make it clearly understood 
that each District Inspector was given to understand in his in- 
structions, and space was provided on the inspection form for his 
recommendation, that he was the " man at the front " who saw and 
should know the exact conditions and that his recommendations 
as to the rating to be awarded the Camp would be respected unless 
in direct conflict with the return shown on the face of the report. 
I wish to go on record right here by saying that in hot a single 
instance was this confidence misplaced. If they erred at all it was 
not on the side of leniency. 

A condition was brought to my notice by one of the District 
Inspectors that has to do with Camps located in the smaller towns, 
or, we might say, sparsely settled districts. Take, as an instance, 
'No. 96. The membership of this Camp, for residential purposes, 
is scattered over a radius 35 miles in extent and to aattend the 
meetings the Comrades are required to make sacrifices in time and 
niDney that would perhaps appall the average flat-dweller, with a 
trolley car at his door, if confronted with the same difficulty. As 
Comrade Little has very truly stated, these comrades are entitled 
to the heartiest commendation for their successful efforts in main- 
taining their organizations. It required two days and one night 



Proceedings of the Thibteenth Annual Encampment 181 

of the District Inspector's time and an expenditure of $4.92 for 
railroad and hotel to accomplish this inspection. Personally, I 
don't think the game worth the candle and have made a recom- 
mendation covering the matter. I owe Comrade Little a very 
hximble apology for insisting on him making the inspection in 
April. I'm a bit wiser now- 

The Department Roster, bearing date of May 1st of the current 
year shows that there are 86 Camps in the Department in good 
standing. Four of these were instituted this year. Of the remain- 
ing 82 I received inspection reports for 77. No inspection reports 
were received from the District Inspectors for Camps 56, 60 and 
86. Sergeant Charles Smith Camp No. 81, may be said to " have 
the habit " of not being inspected. The entire membership of the 
Camp are in active service in the 24th U. S. Infantry. This regi- 
ment returned from the Philippines in the early part of this year 
and tarried awhile in San Francisco. I wrote the Commander in 
March with the idea of making arrangements for an inspection, 
but even while the letter was en route the regiment was shipped 
away to the Rio Grande. The remaining uninspected Camp, No. 
32, re-entered into good standing in the Department on the 19th 
of June. 

In the following commentary on Camps it will be noted that 
special stress is laid on the number of Comrades reported as being 
uniformed. To my way of thinking, the uniform matter is a very 
important one, because it is reasonable to assume that the Comrade 
who has evidenced his interest in Camp and the Order by the pur- 
chase of a uniform will be more lasting in his allegiance than one 
who has not so proven himself. 

No. 1. Manhattan Camp, New York City, has 441 on its 
roster, all in good standing, a gain of 24 since the previous inspec- 
tion. Have a balance on the right side of their bank book of 
$2,824. Or>. Disbursed $650 for relief durinc: the vear. Thev 
are safetv-firsters in regard to finance, their books having been 
audited by a chartered public accountant to January of the current 
year. Four hundred of the members are uniformed in the garb 
that best typifies service in the army in the Spanish War — the 
khaki. This Camp won first prize for parading the largest number 
of Comrades at the big reception to the Commander-in-Chief last 



182 U:isriTED Spanish War Vetkkans 

March. Iso, 1 is a robust and enthusiastic unit of the Order. Con- 
ditions and prospects excellent. 

^0. 2. Marcus D. Kussell Camp, Troy, has a membership oc 
105, all in good standing, a loss of ten since the previous inspection. 
They have a balance of $188.52 in the treasury and disbursed 
$150 for relief. Only 15 ('Oinrndes are reported as being uni- 
formed, which paucity in numbers suggests a tailors^ strike over 
Troy way. To off-set the bad uniform showing, 100 Comrades 
are reported as parading on Memorial Day, which is a very good 
showing, indeed. Condition very good ; prospects excellent, if the 
tailors get busy. 

IsTo. 3. Thomas H. Barber Camp, Binghamton, shows a mem- 
bership of 137, of which number 131 are in good standing. This 
is a loss of 11 since the previous inspection. They have $246.10 in 
the treasury. Fifty-five members are uniformed. Live, hustling 
Comrades are these Binghamton boys who have won for themselves 
and the order much favorable press comment. To cite only one 
example was the presentation to the high school of a beautiful flag 
costing $50. The Cam])'s newspaper. The Barber-Its, is a 
bright little messenger that is doing lots of good in the Camp and 
throughout the Department. Conditions and prospects excellent. 

"No. 4. William li. Hubbell, Brooklyn's biggest, boasts of 271 
members, all in good standing. This is a gain of 11 over the in- 
spection of a year ago. No. 4 is nothing if not thrifty, having 
$3,679.06 to keep the wolf from the door. They purpose owning 
their own home some time in the near future. One hundred and 
fifty of the Comrades are uniformed. This Camp is one of the 
leaders in all that means progress for themselves and the order. 
The District Inspector reported two doctors and two lawyers hav- 
ing been mustered in on the night of the inspection, which suggests 
quality and quantity both being taken care of. Conditions ami 
prospects excellent. 

'No. 5. Gloucester Xaval Camp, Brooklyn, has 55 Comrades, 
all in good standing, a loss of 12 since the last inspection, at which 
time 14 were not in good standing. The Camp has $57.60 in the 
treasurv. a oaiii of some ^^40 over last year. Funds are not 
kept in the bank. Thirty Comrades are uniformed. The Camp 
has earned fame for itself and the order in fathering the militnry 



Pbooeedii^gs of the Thirteenth Annual Encampment 183 

mass, a yearly event at tke Brooklyn Navy Yard, attended by thou- 
sands and obtaining generous notices from all the big dailies. The 
fact that the best beloved Comrade in the order, John P. Chidwick, 
is a hustling member of the Camp is sufficient in itself to give 
Gloucester a place in the sunl Conditions and prospects excellent. 

No. 6. Hon. Stephen Sanford Camp, Amsterdam, has 25 
members, all in good standing, a loss of one since the previous 
inspection. Funds amount to $216.09, which is some $'205 more 
than was reported a year ago, and they disbursed $80 for relief. 
They have no descriptive book and only one member of the Camp 
is uniformed ; chance for the Amsterdam tailors to get busy. They 
meet every week for social purposes, which is an excellent idea. 
Conditions and prospects very good. 

No. 7. Niagara Falls Camp, Niagara Falls, has a membership 
of 60, all in good standing, a loss of nine since the last inspection. 
The sum of $157.75 represents their treasury holdings and $60.50 
was disbursed to families for relief. Forty of the Comrades are 
uniformed, which is a splendid showing. Conditions and prospectus 
excellent. 

No. 8. William R. Carmen Camp, Mount Vernon, has a mem- 
bership of 47, all of whom are in good standing, a gain of 11 over 
the previous inspection. They have a fund of $134.96, an increase 
over last year of $56.00, and their property, part of which is a 
Imrial plot, is estimated at $1,400. Thirty of the members are 
uniformed, an excellent percentage. Condition and prospects ex- 
cellent. 

No. 9. Warren A. Wilson Camp, Glens Falls. The roster 
shows 53 members, all in good standing. This is a gain of 11 over 
last year's inspection report. Balance in treasury $30.92, an in- 
crease over last year of $12. Twenty of the Comrades are uni- 
formed. The Camp has no descriptive book. Officers should brush 
up a bit in the direction of memorizing the ritual. Conditions 
good. Prospects very good. 

No. 10. Theodore Roosevelt Camp, New York City, has 118 
members, all in good standing, a gain of 16 since the previous in- 
spection. Their treasury balance is principally in the shape of a 
relief fund and amounts to the very comfortable sum of $2,084.86, 
an increase in excess of $400 over last vear. Rixtv-five of the 



184 United Spanish Wak Veterans 

members are uniformed. Q. M. books art exceptionally well kept. 
Mutual Aid maintained by Camp is worthy of special mention, a 
featui^ of which is the immodiixte payment of $50 to a dead 
Comrade's beneficiary. Conditions and prospects excdlent 

No. 11, General Eugene Griffin Camp, Scheoectady, has a 
membership of 148, all in good standing. This is a loss of one 
since the previous inspection. Fifty-seven members are unifoirmed. 
The Camp disbursed relief to the amount of $1,682 during the 
year. No. 11 is a live, hustling aggr^ation. Conditions and pros- 
pects excellent. 

No. 12. Seyburn-Liscum Camp, Buffalo, carries 296 Comrades 
on its roster, all of whom are in good standing. This is a gain of 
eight since last year's inspection. The balance in the treasury is 
represented by $409.23, of which $370 is carried as a sinking 
fund. Seventy-five of the members are uniformed. Excellence in 
the rendition of the ritual is a feature in this Camp, the work of 
the Chaplain, in this connection, being worthy of special mention. 
Conditions and prospects excellent. 

No. 14. Fourteenth Regiment Camp, Brooklyn, has 98 mem- 
bers, 96 being in good standing. This is a loss of 10 since the in- 
spection of a year ago. The funds are $38.34. Sixty Comrades 
are uniformed, which is a very good percentage, and the estimated 
value of property is $500. The internal economy of this Camp 
has been a bit disturbed in the past, but under the present Com- 
mander and officers the tide has set in the direction of port success, 
and it is only a question of a little time when the 14th Camp will 
find themselves up with the leaders. Conditions good. Prospects 
excellent. 

No. 16. Bucky O'Neil Camp, Buffalo, has a membership of 
201, all in good standing, a gain of eight Comrades since the last 
inspection. Sixty members are uniformed. Treasury balance 
shows $345.86. Members show initiative in obtaining press notice 
and recruits. A feature of their work in the latter direction is 
filing of the American Standard in Public Libraiy from which 
source they locate prospects, or leads, for the recruiting committee 
to go after. Conditions and prospects excellent. 

No. 16. Admiral Schley Naval Squadron Camp, Brooklyn, 
has a membership of 134, all in good standing, a gain of nine over 



Pboceedii^gs of the Thibteenth Annual Encampment 185 

the previous inspection. The treasury balance amounts to $267.57, 
an increase in the sinews of Avar amounting to some $69 over 
last year. One hundi-ed of tlic Comrades are uniformed, which is 
an excellent showing. This Camp is affiliated with Winchester 
Post of the Gr. A. R., one of the best in the State. No. 16 has seen 
fit to withdraw from membership in the Kings County M. and E. 
Conmiittee, an action, on the principle that unity makes for 
strength, not likely to accrue to the best interests of the order or 
themselves. The present Commander is able and energetic Con- 
<litions very good and pros]>(3(ts the sunie. Recoumiend that the 
Camp join issue with the M. and E. Committee and thresh out 
their differences^ 

No. 17. Major General R. P. Hughes Camp, Buffalo, has 73 
on its roster, all of whcan.are in good standing. This is a loss of 
10 since the inspection of a year ago. Sixteen members of the 
Camp are uniformed. The Camp fund is made up of $26.89 and 
the property value is estimated at $400. The hooks of the 
Q. M. are reported as being exceptionally well kept. Loss of 10 
Comrades during the year suggests passivity in the way of recruit- 
ing. There is room and work a-plenty for a uniform committee. 
Conditions and prospects good. 

No. 18. Admiral Philip Camp, Brooklyn, has a membership 
of 63, all in good standing, a gain of five over the number last year. 
They have a treasury balance of $137. Thirty-seven Comrades 
are uniformed. This is a colored Camp and the members are 
worthy of unstinted commendation for the excellence of the organi- 
zation they maintain. I am not seeking office, therefore am not 
looking for the colored vote, which fact may lend some additional 
weight to the foregoing. Conditions and prospects excellent. 

No. 19. Old Guard Camp, New York City, has 122 on its 
roster, of which number 110 are in good standing. This is a loss 
of 14 since the previous inspection. However, the report indicated 
a gain of 12 since the last semi-annual return, which would suggest 
that a little time at the same speed would bring No. 19 up to its 
former standing with a little something to spare. The Camp has 
funds to the amount of $307.31, and 40 per cent of the members 
have shown interest in their Camp and order by being uniformed. 
The officers have memorized the ritual. Conditions and prospects 
excellent. 



186 United Spanish Wae Veteeans 

* 

No. 20. Joseph S. Decker Camp, Stapleton, Staten Island, 
has 92 memberSj all of whom are in good standing, a loss of 14 
since the inspection of a year ago. The balance in the treasury 
amounts to $89.70, which represents a gain in cash of some nine- 
teen dollars over last year. Fifty of the Comrades are uniformed. 
Apart from its loss in membership, which may be accounted for 
by transfer to other stations of Comrades still in the service, the 
Camp seems to be O. K. Conditions and prospects very good. 

No. 21. General Henry W. Lawton Camp, Brooklyn, has 63 
on its roster, all in good standing. This is a gain of one over the 
last inspection. The funds total $205, which makes the Camp 
richer by $32 than they were a year ago. Twenty-five members 
are uniformed. The ritual is reported memorized and the con- 
duct of business indicates good discipline. The Camp holds a 
yearly memorial service in honor of General Lawton that is one 
of the features of Spanish War Veterans' Circles in Brooklyn. 
Conditions and prospects good. 

No. 22. Brooklyn Camp, Brooklyn, has a membership of 69, 
of which number 57 are in good standing. This Camp represents 
the amalgamation of Capron and McCalla Camps, the charter 
being dated June, 1915, with 65 charter members. As a gain of 
three by muster and one by transfer was effected since the last 
semi-annual report, No. 22 would seem to be in process of taking 
up some slack. The funds amount to $320.30, and 50 of the 
members are uniformed. Conditions excellent and prospects are 
likewise. 

No. 23. New York City Camp, New York City, has a mem- 
bership of 59, all in good standing, a loss of 15 since the last 
inspection. The funds amount to $77.43. Forty-five of the Com- 
rades are uniformed, which is a very good showing. The Camp 
publishes a little newspaper monthly, called The Sentinel, that 
has won a lot of favorable comment for its breezy style and excel- 
lent appearance. Despite the fact that this Camp shows a loss in 
membership, the District Inspector paid a high tribute to the 
energy and resourcefulness of the Commander and officers, and 
took occasion to say that it was only a matter of time when the 
Gamp would both recoup its losses and be some to the good besides. 
Conditions and prospects excellent. 



Pkoceedings of the Thirteenth An^stual Encampment 187 

Xo. 24. Colonel Henry W. HubbeU Camp, New York City, 
has a membership of 76, of which number 70 are in good standing. 
This is a loss of two since the inspection of last year. As a gain 
of three by muster, two by transfer and one by reinstatement, a 
total of six, since the last semi-annual report is shoAvn, it is easy 
to believ.e that the Camp has struck the right trail and at a good 
gait too. The funds amount to the comfortable figure of $248.68, 
and 45 of the Comrades are uniformed. A monthly publication 
devoted to the interests of the Camp and Order, entitled The 
Veteran, has Avon for itself many ecomiums and indicates bv its 
appearance and the matter carried the possession by the Com- 
mander and other editors of considerable journalistic ability. The 
books of the Adjutant and Quartermaster are reported as being 
models in the way of accuracy, neatness, etc. Solidarity in action 
and continuity of purpose mark the doings of this No. 24 aggre- 
gation. Conditions excellent and prospects the same. 

Xo. 25. L. Boardman Smith Camp, Rochester, has 142 on its 
roster, 139 of that number being in good standing. This repre- 
sents a loss of^ 15 since the previous inspection. They have a 
balance on the right side of their bank account of $546.92, of 
which amount $438.76 is carried as a relief fund. Forty Com- 
rades are uniformed, a showing that will permit of improvement. 
The Camp has property valued at $651, included in which is a 
cemetery plot. The Quartermaster's books are reported as being 
excellently well kept. The Commander is active and energetic 
and attributes loss in membership to the Foreign Service Order, 
a trouble he has every hope of overcoming in the near future. 
Conditions and prospects excellent. 

No. 26. Robert C. Anderson Camp, Oswego, has 105 mem- 
1)ors, all in good standing, a gain in membership over last year of 
39 Comrades. Since the last semi-annual report, 16 were gained 
W muster, two by transfer and 19 by reinstatement. This is an 
extraordinarily good showinfr an<l would indicate that the boys in 
Oswego have a trifle more than their share of ginger. The treas- 
ury shows a balance to the good of $100, which represents a 
decided gain in finances. Fifty of the Comrades are uniformed, 
a majority of which number are still in active service. The report 
indicates that No. 26 is in decidedly healthy and excellent con- 
dition. Conditions and prospects excellent. 



l'S8 U::^iTED Spanish War Veterans 

^0, 27. Wallace F. Bandolpk Camp, Tonkers. The roster 
shows 60 members, all in good standing. This is a gain of 10 over 
the inspection of a year ago, 10 being gained by muster, two by 
transfer and four by reinstatement since the last semi-annual 
report. Looks like a ginger ship had docked at the port of Yonkers. 
The treasury shows $434.01 on the right side, $300 of which is 
carried as a relief fund. The Camp disbursed $300 for relief to 
families. Twenty of the members are uniformed. Conditions 
and prospects are excellent. 

No. 28. Captain F. R. Palmer Camp, Albany, has on its 
roster 165 Comrades, all in good standing, a gain of 30 since the 
last inspection. They have a balance in the treasury of $449.22 
and disbursed $500 in relief. Eighty of the members are uni- 
formed and 158 paraded on Memorial Day. Camp has no de- 
scriptive book. 1^0, 28 is an aggr^ation of workers and have 
been very successful in obtaining laudatory newspaper comment. 
They fathered four very successful functions during the year. 
Conditions and prospects excellent. 

No. 29. W. S. Overton Camp, Whitestone, L. I., has a mem- 
bership of 28, all in good standing. This figure is the same as 
that of the previous inspection, and if no gain is shown, by the 
same token there are no losses. Poor field for recruiting. They 
have funds to the amount of $65.83, which is a whole lot of money 
out on Long Island, and they disbursed $120 in relief. Seventeen 
of the Comrades are uniformed. No. 29 seems to be holding her 
own. A little brushing up on the ritual by the oflScers would tend 
to increase interest. Conditions and prospects very good. 

No. 30. Neptune Naval Camp, Brooklyn, has 52 members on 
its roster, all of them being in good standing. This represents a 
loss of five since the last inspection. The Camp has $23.33 in 
the treasury and 26 of the members are uniformed. The funds 
are not kept in bank. Camp has no impression seal. The Camp 
is handicapped by the fact that part of its membership is still in 
active naval service, therefore unable to attend the meetings. Con- 
ditions and prospects good. 

No. 31. Griffin Engineers' Camp, New York City, has on its 
roster 48 members, all in ^ood standing, a loss of two since the 
inspection of a year ago. They have a bank account of $122 anrl 



Proceedings of the Thikteenth Ani^ual Encampment 189 

20 of the Comrades are uniformed. The officers are reported as 
being able and energetic, but the general trend seems toward 
passivity. Conditions and prospects good. 

'No. 33. Liscum-Wheeler Camp, Utica. This Camp repre- 
rents the amalgamation of O. Ross Wheeler and Emerson Liscum 
Camps, the new charter bearing date of May 17, 1916. The roster 
shows a membership of 66, of which number 40 are uniformed. 
The new Camp has funds to the amount of $318 and property 
estimated at $250. The ritual has been partly memorized. Every- 
thing would seem to indicate that the new No. 33 will have a suc- 
cessful career and prove to be a valuable unit of the Order. 
Conditions and prospects excellent. 

No. 34. Henry J. ReiUy Camp, Brooklyn, has a membership 
of 63, a gain of 18 since the last inspection. They have a balance 
in the treasury of $76. Thirty of the members are uniformed. 
The officers are reported as being able and energetic, with ability 
to transmit some of their enthusiasm to the rank and file. The 
Camp shows steady improvement. Conditions and prospects 
excellent. 

No. 36. Defendam Camp. Excellent. Membership 67. 
No. 37. Norman W. Crosby Camp, New Rochelle, has 46 
members, all in good standing. This is another Camp that shows 
neither gain nor loss since tho last inspection. To have and to 
hold, as it were. They have funds to the amount of $123.28, with 
property estimated at $500. Twenty-five of the members are uni- 
formed. The Camp is reported as being very active along the 
lines of patriotic and social endeavor, as well as having obtained 
quite some newspaper publicity. Conditions and prospects 
excellent. 

No. 38. Guy V. Henry Camp, New York City, has 126 mem- 
bers, all of whom are in good standing. This is a gain over the 
previous inspection of 17. One hundred of the members are uni- 
formed, an excellent showing indeed. Their treasury shows a 
balance to the good of $195.38, and the value of the property is 
estimated at $500. Adjutant's records, etc., in particularly good 
shape. Officers and members are enthusiastic in and for every- 
thing that means progress for the Order. Condition and prospects 
excellent. 



190 United Spanish War Veterans 

No. 39. Major Lewis B. Lawton Camp, Auburn, has 61 Com- 
rades on its roster, all standing good. This is a gain of two over 
the number reported at the last inspection. The Camp funds 
amount to $61.69 and the property $100. The ritual is partly 
memorized. Number having uniforms not reported. Conditions 
and prospects excellent. 

ISTo. 40. E. M. Hoffman Camp, Elmira, has a membership of 
46, 40 of this number being in good standing. This is a gain of 
two over the last inspection. The treasury shows a balance of 
$45.83, and the property value is $300. Eighteen of the Com- 
rades are uniformed. Ritual has not been memorized; a little 
brushing up needed here, as there is nothing better calculated to 
awaken and conserve the interest of the membership of a Camp 
than a good line of ritualistic work. Conditions and prospects 
very good. 

No. 42. Colonel Walter Scott Camp, Oneonta, has a mem- 
bership of 48, of which number 42 are in good standing. This 
is a loss of one since the previous inspection. Twenty of the 
members are uniformed, and the Camp has funds aggregatinir 
$246.02, of which $116.02 is in the shape of a relief fund. Those 
figures indicate a substantial gain in the treasury department of 
Scott Camp over last year. Like other Camps in the smaller 
towns, the members of No. 42 are worthy of special commendation 
for the excellence of the organization they maintain, many of 
them being required to travel considerable distances to attend 
meetings. Conditions and prospects excellent. 

No. 43. George D. Russell Camp, Brooklyn, has 82 members, 
61 of them being in good standing. This figure represents a gain 
over the inspection of last year of six. The treasury shows a l)al- 
ance on the right side of $234.90, $170.86 of this being carried 
as a relief fund. They have outstanding liabilities amounting to 
$20. Twenty of the members are uniformed, which suggests need 
of uniform accelerators. Under the present energetic Commander 
and officers the delinquent list, somewhat heavy, bids fair to be 
considerably lessened. The ritual work of this Camp is a feature, 
the work of the Chaplain — minister of a large church in 
Brooklyn and a royal good Comrade to boot — being specially 
praiseworthy. The hospitality of Russell, T^To. 43, is proverbinl 



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and it is dispensed in first cabin style. Conditions and prospects 
excellent. 

No. 44. Major John K. Sague Camp, Poughkeepsie, has a 
roster of 55 members, all of whom are in good standing. This 
number indicates a loss of 53 since the inspection of a year ago, 
at which time there was a membership of 108, 63 being in good 
standing. Trustees seem to have been working overtime jettison- 
ing Comrades on the delinquent list. The treasury funds amount 
to $86.99, and 30 of the Comrades are uniformed. The Camp is 
reported as being in satisfactory shape. Conditions and prospects 
very good. 

No. 45. Samuel M. Porter Camp, Jamestown, has a member- 
ship of 72, all of whom are in good standing. This is a loss of 
seven since the previous inspection. The funds amount to $79.51, 
and the Camp disbursed $600 for relief during the year. None 
of the members are uniformed, which is a reflection on the James- 
town Tailors' Association. Fifty members participated in the 
Memorial Day ceremonies. Ritual not memorized. Other than 
the strictures noted, the Camp seems to be in satisfactory con- 
dition. Conditions and prospects very good. 

No. 46. Sergeant Hamilton Fish Camp, New York City, has 
77 on its roster, all in good standing. This is a gain of 11 over 
the report of the last inspection. The funds are represented by 
$152, and the property is valued at $600. Forty-seven Comrades 
are uniformed. The ritual is memorized and altogether the Ham- 
ilton Fish aggregation can be said to be in a very satisfactory 
condition. Conditions and prospects excellent. 

No. 47. Baron Steuben Camp, Hornell, has 12 members, the 
whole dozen being in good standing. The Camp has no funds and 
the property is valued at $10. The ofiicers and members of the 
Camp are in active service in Company K, 3d Infantry, National 
Guard, and most of their activities are centered in that direction. 
They maintain their organization as a unit of the Order, in a modi- 
fied way, which is perhaps all that can reasonably be expected of 
them. Conditions and prospects good. 

No. 48. Admiral Sampson Camp, Brooklyn, has 44 on its 
roster, all in good standing. This is a loss of seven since the pre- 
vious inspection. The treasury balance shows $33.20. Thirty-six 



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members are uniformed, which is an excellent showing. Camp 
funds are not kept in baiilc. The officers and members of K"o. 49 
are able and very enthusiastic Comrades and their interest in 
everything that pertains to the Order is not limited to the Camp. 
Conditions and prospects excellent. 

'No, 49. Xaval (^ainp, Drooklvii, has a membership of 131, of 
which number 122 are in good standing. This is a loss of one since 
the last inspection. They have the very tidy sum of $1,498.60 in 
their strong box, $1,497.(30 being carried in the shape of a relief 
funil. The muster fee is $2 and the annual dues $6. Seventy- 
five per cent, of the camp is uniformed. The Commander and 
officers are hustling Comi'ades and the Camp as a whole is the 
peer of any in the Order. Conditions and prospects excellent. 

Na 51. Colonel John W. Vrooman Camp, Herkimer, has 44 
members on its roster, 20 of them being in good standing. At 
the last inspection the Camp had a membership of 20, all of wham 
were in good standing. The funds amount to $20.29, and the 
property is valued at $600. Twenty of the Comrades are uni- 
formed, jvhich is an excellent percentage This Camp is located 
in a section the recruiting possibilities of which are restricted; 
in fact the Camp has every eligible within its practicable radius 
on the roster. Many of the charter members have left the town 
and section. The officers and members of the Camp are deserving 
of commendation for making as good a showing as they do. It is 
recommended, however, that they go into committee of the whole 
on the delinquent question. Conditions and prospects are good. 

No, 52. Franklin C. Warner Camp, Ilion, has 25 members, 
all in good standing, a gain of six since the inspection of a 
year ago. Four were gained by muster since the last semi-annual 
report. The treasury has funds to tlie amount of $52.43, and 
the Camp property is valued at $150. Twenty-two of the 
members are uniformed, pretty nearly a maximum. This Camp 
looks good to me. Every line of the report indicates that No. 52 
is in a most satisfactory condition. The officers and members are 
entitled to unstinted commendation for the showing they have 
made. Conditions and prospects excellent. 

li'o. 53. Major Frank Keck Camp, New York City, has a 
membership of 106, of which number 92 are in good standing. 



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This is a gain of one over the previous inspection. The funds 
total $297.31, and the Camp disbursed $60 for relief to members. 
Sixty per cent, of the memb^s are uniformed. Keck Camp has 
always been recognized as a very active unit of the Order, and 
under its present hustling officers still retains that reputation. 
Conditions and prospects excellent. 

1^0. 56. Louis W. Carlisle Camp, Watertown, was not in- 
spected. The District Inspector had three Camps to inspect, all 
three involving the negotiation of quite some considerable dis- 
tances. Even while having the best possible will in the premises, 
owing to unforeseen cii^cumstances he found at the last minute he 
would be unable to encompass the inspection of ^o, 56. Very 
regrettable, but a clear demonstration of the wisdom of Bobby 
Burns' saying anent men and mice. 

Ho, 58. Saratoga Camp, Saratoga Springs, shows 42 Com- 
rades on its roster, all of whom are in good standing. This is a 
gain of three over the previous inspection. The treasury has 
funds to the amount of $300.27, and the property is valued at 
$650, in which is included a cemetery plot. Only 12 members 
are uniformed. The Camp disbursed $95.22 for relief during 
the year. Quartermaster is bonded for only $100, which is too 
little; this last is speaking generally, of course. Camp has no 
colors. Other than the strictures noted, No. 58 seems to be run- 
ning easy and to be a live, hustling lot of Comrades bent on doing 
their best for their Camp and the Order. Conditions very good 
and prospects excellent if the uniform board gets to work. 

Xo. 59. David Wilson Camp, Hew York City, the incubator 
for Department Commanders, has a membership of 210, all of 
whom are in good standing. This is a gain of 20 since the last 
inspection and of 22 since the last semi-annual report. The treas- 
ury has a balance to the good of $222.32, and the property is 
valued at $575. Eighty of the Comrades are uniformed. Books 
of the Adjutant and Quartermaster are exceptionally well kept. 
The Commander and other officers are hustlers and animated with 
a keen sense to keep things moving. This Camp probably enjoys 
the best attended meetings of any in the Department. A monthly 
paper called The Live Wire fathered by the Camp is probably 
better and more favorably knovni throughout the entire Order 

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than any similar publication. This Wilson aggregation have taken 
the word " fail " out of the Camp dictionary and given it the 
gate. One of their achievements was winning the first prize for 
recruiting at the reception to the Commander-in-Chief. Now 
they are engaged as thjB foremost figure in the project of erecting 
a soldiers and sailors' monument in the Bronx. To sum up, 
they are a bunch of additions and multiplications who don't 
tolerate any subtractions or divisions in their Camp. Conditions 
and prospects excellent. 

No. 60. Captain AUyn K. Capron Camp, Olean. This Camp 
was inspected by the regularly appointed District Inspector on the 
17th of April. He must have submerged immediately after, be- 
cause no report of the inspection was received and communications 
sent him remained unanswered. 

No. 61. Hugo E. Kruse Camp, Corona, Long Island, has a 
membership of 23, of which number 21 are in good standing. 
This is the same as reported at the previous inspection. The funds 
amount to $61.04. Fifteen members are uniformed, a good show- 
ing, by the way. The field for recruiting here is limited and the 
several Camps between Manhattan and Flushing do well to hold 
their own. They are deserving of commendation for maintaining 
their several organizations. Conditions and prospects very good. 

No. 62. William McKinley Camp, Brooklyn, has 63 good 
and true Comrades on its roster, all of whom are in good standing. 
The Camp funds total $55.68, and the property is valued at 
$300. Thirty-two of the members are uniformed. This is the 
Camp that the Department Inspector has the honor of holding 
membership in, so we will simply remark that conditions and 
prospects are excellent and turn to the next. 

No. 6Q, Captain George H. Tilly Camp, Jamaica, Long 
Island, has on its roster 85, all of whom are in good standing. 
This is a gain of 17 since the previous inspection. The funds 
amount to $222.83, and the property is valued at $350. Fifty 
per cent, of the members are uniformed, which is a good showing. 
The Camp is located in a section that is growing by leaps and 
bounds and the Tilly boys seemingly manage to keep one or two 
leaps and bounds ahead of their nearest neighbors. They are a 
hustling and enthusiastic lot of Comrades. Conditions and pros- 
pects excellent. 



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No. 67. John V. Searles Camp, Flushing, Long Island, has a 
membership of 26, all of whom are in good standing. This is a 
loss of two since the last inspection. They have a balance in the 
treasury of $34.23. Eighteen of the Comrades are uniformed. 
As has been mentioned, the field for recruiting in this section is 
limited. The larger portion of No. 67's members are also mem- 
bers of the Separate Company of the National Guard, the armory 
of which serves as the Camp headquarters. The members are 
enthusiastic for all and everything that means progress in our 
Order. Conditions and prospects excellent. 

No. 69. Admiral Cook Camp, Haver straw, has a membership 
of 42, all in good standing. This is a loss of seven since the last 
inspection. The funds amount to $113.27, and the property is 
valued at $100. Forty of the members are uniformed. As two 
Comrades were gained by muster and one by transfer since the 
last semi-annual report, the Camp would seem to be in the process 
of building up. Conditions and prospects excellent. 

No. 71. Hudson Camp, of Hudson, has a roster of 31, and the 
31 are in good standing. This is the same number as at the last 
inspection, at which time, however, only 27 were in good standing. 
Six Comrades were gained by reinstatement since the last semi- 
annual report, which indicates that the Hudson boys are doing 
some intensive recruiting. The treasury has $63.66 to the good. 
Only six of the members are uniformed. General Orders are not 
read at meetings ; otherwise the Camp seems to be in good shape. 
Conditions and prospects very good, but Iqok up the uniforms. 

No. 72. Joseph J. TuUy Camp, Corning, has 27 members, all 
in good standing. This is a loss of two since the previous inspec- 
tion. The funds are reported as being $8.11, with liabilities 
amounting to $9, which condition would hardly command much 
of a rating from Bradstreet or Dun. However, the Camp has 
property valued at $400, which is a very respectable showing. 
Ten members are uniformed. The District Inspector reports the 
ofiicers hope in the near future to secure a substantial increase in 
membership, having quite a few eligibles (railroad employees) on 
their list to work on. Conditions fair and prospects good. 

No. 73. Major-General Thomas H. Barry Camp, Brooklyn, 
has a membership of 142, all in good standing. This is a gain of 



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13 over the previous inspection. They have $103.33 in the Camp 
treasury'', and 100 of the members are uniformed, this last being 
an excellent showing. Funds are in bank, but not in the name of 
the Camp, which is not so good. The officers have memorized 
the ritual, and the books of both the Adjutant and Quartermaster 
are exceptionally well kept. A notable and highly commendable 
instance of Barry Camp's patriotic activities was the presentation 
of a beautiful flag to Public School No. 127, Brooklyn, on Jtiuo 
14rth — Flag Day. This Camp is well located in a rapidly grow- 
ing section, and with the enthusiasm which obtains among its mem- 
bers promises to become in numbers what it is already in efficiency 
— one of the leaders. Conditions and prospects excellent. 

No. 74. D. J. Johnson Camp, Cohoes, has 39 members on 
the roster, all of whom are in good standing. This is a gain of 
six since the previous inspection. The Camp fund amounts to 
$15, and a relief fund, in the custody of the city, amounts to 
$300. Only three of the members are uniformed, and there is no 
descriptive book. Funds are deposited in the name of the Com- 
mander. Quartermaster books are not complete. Looks like a 
bit of brushing up all along the line would help put some more 
" pep " in No. 74. Conditions fair ; prospects should be very 
good if the boys will only get busy. 

No. 78. Hudson B. Moore Camp, Newburgh, has 84 mem- 
bers, all in good standing, a loss of five since the last inspection. 
Funds amount to $96.99, and the property value is $1,500. Sixty- 
one of the Comrades are uniformed. The Camp disbursed $150 
for relief during the year. Quartermaster is bonded for $100 
only. This Camp has shown lots of initiative and energy in ob- 
taining a permanent home from which they derive a revenue from 
rentals, as well as the satisfaction of having their own quarters. 
The Camp is a credit to the Order, and its members are O. EL in 
every way, barring their reluctance to accept a detail as District 
Inspector. Conditions and prospects excellent. 

No. 80. Captain Malcolm Rafferty Camp, Long Island City, 
has 43 on its roster, all in good standing. This is a loss of three 
since the previous inspection. The funds amount to $40.47, and 
the property is valued at $230. Thirty-two of the Comrades are 
uniformed, which is a very good percentage. Conditions and 
prospects very good. 



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No. 81. Sergeant Charles Smith Camp, somewhere in Mexico. 
This is a colored service Camp, the mem.bership being made up of 
men in the 24th U. S. Infantry, which regiment returned from 
the Philippines about the beginning of the year, and were sta- 
tioned in the Presidio, San Francisco. I wrote the Commander 
in March with the idea of effecting the inspection, but even while 
tiie letter was enroute the regiment started for the border, and, as 
already indicated, are now in active service chasing the somewhat 
elusive Pancho. It goes without saying that wherever they are 
they'll be a credit to the flag and to our Order. 

Wo. 83. Lockport Camp, Lockport, has a m^embership of 30, 
aU in good standing. This is a gain of one since the last inspec- 
tion. The treasury has the comfortable sum of $297 and the 
property represents. $400 mora Pifty per cent, of the m^nbers 
are uniformed. All the officers have committed the ritual to mem- 
ory, and the syst^n of keeping the accounts is very good. Due 
to the energj' and initiative of the Commander and officers, the 
Camp is experiencing a big boom. JN^ew quarters, which also 
serves as a club house, and meetings twice a month instead of 
once. There are only five eligibles left in or around Lockport, 
and they might as well sign up right away and have it over, 
because Xo. 83 is sure going to get them. Conditions and pros- 
pects excellent. 

JS'o. 84. Major-General George F. Elliott Camp, Brooklyn, 
has 60 members on its roster, 69 of them being in good standing. 
This is a loss of 15 since the preceding inspection. The treasury 
has $80 stowed away for safe keeping. The entire Camp is uni- 
formed. Membership in No. 84 is confined to men who have 
served in the Marine Corps. Esprit de corps is notably present 
here and tends to make the Camp a valuable unit of the Order. 
On occasions of parade or public ceremonies, Elliott Camp is 
very much to the fore with their brilliant red and gold striped uni- 
forms, reflecting credit alike on themselves and the U. S. W. V. 
Conditions and prospects excellent. 

No. 85. West Point Camp, West Point, has a membership of 
120, of which number all but six are in good standing. This is a 
gain of one over the inspection of last year. All the members of 
the Camp are uniformed. The treasury is in very comfortable 



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circumstances with $402.52, and the property value amounts to 
$200. The ritual is committed and the books and records are 
well kept. Meetings are characterized by manifest interest and 
intelligent debate. This is a service Camp and the report shows 
that it is in a flourishing condition. The Commander, officers and 
members are enthusiastic boosters for all and everything that 
means progress for the Order. Conditions and prospects excellent. 

Xo. 86. Col. John G. Butler Camp, Syracuse. Xo report of 
inspection was received for this Camp. The Comrade originally 
assigned to make the inspection was necessitated to ask to be 
relieved, and took occasion at the same time to recommend a Past 
Commander of his Camp who evinced willingness to perform the 
duty. Having been duly authorized, this Comrade must have 
promptly submerged, because I heard nothing from him, good, bad 
or indifferent. 

Xo. 87. Foreign Service Camp, New York City, had 35 
members on its roster at the time of inspection, and it is safe to 
say that they will have double that number a year hence or before. 
Their charter was issued last September to 27 members, who 
from the Commander down to the latest recruit are imbued with 
the idea of sending No. 87 up to within striking distance of the 
leaders in a hurrj'. An instance of their get-there-a-tiveness was 
the winning of the prize for the highest percentage of recruits at 
the March reception to the Commander-in-Chief. Their meetings 
are spirited and the muster-in ceremonies are marked by several 
pleasing innovations. Conditions and prospects excellent. 

No. 89. General Joe Wheeler Camp, New York City, has a 
membership of 40, of which number 36 are in good standing. 
Since the last semi-annual report they gained one by muster ar.d 
four by reinstatement. Last year the membership was 55, with 44 
in good standing. Twenty-two of the Comrades are uniformed. 
The treasury balance amounts to $92.22 and the property to 
$240. The report indicates that the Camp is doing some better 
than holding its own. Conditions and prospects very good. 

No. 90. Admiral William P. Potter Camp, Whitehall, has 35 
on its roster, 21 members being in good standing. Last year the 
membership was 37, with 29 in good standing. Very poor field 
for recruiting, and they do well to hold their own. The treasury 



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department acknowledges $16.35 and the property value is $200. 
Outstanding liabilities amount to $5. Eighteen Comrades are 
uniformed, a very good showing. The Camp has applied to the 
authorities of Washington county for relief for destitute Comrades 
and families and were refused. Conditions and prospects good. 

1^0. 91. Abraham Lincoln Camp, ISTew York City, has a mem- 
bership of 176, of which number 151 are in good standing. The 
membership last year was 234, with 165 in good standing. Going 
back a bit. The treasury balance amounts to $262.95, and the 
property valued at $500. Outstanding liabilities amount to $40. 
The entire Camp is uniformed. The membership of the Camp is 
made up of employees of the police, fire and other bureaus of the 
municipal government, and with the right men out in front to set 
the pace should be second to none in the Department. Conditions 
good and prospects bright if they get a committee on acceleration 
working. 

No. 92. Empire City Camp, Brooklyn, has a membership of 
20, all in good standing. They show no gains or losses since the 
inspection of a year ago. The treasury has a balance to the good 
of $11.66, and the property is valued at $25. Ten members of the 
Camp are uniformed. Eighteen members are reported as attend- 
ing the inspection, which is an excellent showing. The ritual is 
not memorized. Conditions fair, and if they'd get more than 
their periscope above water the prospects ought to be very good. 

No. 93. Sixty-ninth Regiment Camp, New York City, has on 
its roster 68 Comrades, all in good standing. This is a gain of 
two over the last inspection and a gain of one by muster and two 
by reinstatement since the last semi-annual report. The treasury 
has $113.75, and the property is valued at $150. Only eight of 
the Comrades are uniformed, which suggests sixty good prospects 
for sartorial attentions. Everything else is in excellent shape. 
Commendation is due No. 93 for the class of entertainment they 
furnish at their annual smoker. Good clean fun and well con- 
tested bouts by knights of the big mitts and a most refreshing 
absence of the disgustingly vulgar and obscene stunts that are in 
many instances mistakingly thought to be necessary at such func- 
tions. Conditions and prospects in this Camp are excellent. 

No. 94. General Stephen MoiBt Camp, Plattsburg, has 19 
members on the roster, all of whom are in good standing. This is 



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a loss of twenty since the inspection of a year ago. The treasury 
has $30 and the property is reported at $250. None of the meanL- 
bers are uniformed. This Camp suffered a big slump during the 
year, the Adjutant and books both disappearing at the same time,. 
but at a meeting held during last April a new Commander was 
elected, and it is probable that the Camp has taken on a new lease 
of life. Conditions fair ; prospects good. 

No. 95. Crispus Attucks Camp, New York City, has 13 mem- 
bers, all in good standing. This is a loss of two since the previous 
inspection. There are no funds in bank, and the property is valued 
at $25. This is a colored Camp that has met and conquered re- 
verses in the past and under the new and energetic Conunaniier 
and oflSicers bids fair to demonstrate that No. 95 can both come 
back and go ahead. Conditions and prospects good. 

No. 96. Captain M. W. Marvin Camp, Walton, has 47 mem- 
bers on its roster, all in good standing. This is a gain of five over 
the previous inspection. The treasury has $35.41, and the prop- 
erty is valued at $10. Two of the Comrades are uniformed, which 
calls for some action. This is another Camp whose membership is 
entitled to commendation for their efforts in maintaining tkeir 
organization. Many of them live mil^ from the Camp h^idquar- 
ters and attend the meetings at a sacrifice of time and money. To 
accomplish the inspection took two days and one night of the 
District Inspector's time and an expenditure of $4.92, Conditions 
and prospects of this Camp are excellent. 

No. 98. Col. John Jacob Astor Camp, New York City, has a 
membership of 58, all of whom are in good standing. This is the 
same number reported at the inspection of a year ago. The treas- 
ury funds amount to $88.73, and the property is valued at $500. 
The entire Camp is uniformed, an excellent showing, indeed. The 
ritual is memorized. Funds are not kej)t in bank. The member- 
ship of the Camp is exclusively postal employees, and it is a loyal, 
hustling and very useful unit of the Order. The Camp has the 
habit of being on hand and in force when Camps are wanted on 
hand and in force. Conditions and prospects excellent. 

No. 99. Col. A. L. Kline Camp, Brooklyn, has a membership 
of 45 in good standing. This is a gain of five over the previwiis 
inspection. The treasury has a balance in the right direction of 



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$67.77, and the property is valued at $500. Twenty-five of the 
Comrades are uniformed. Ritual not memorized. The muster 
fee is $6 and the dues $3. This Camp has shown its ability to 
advance at better than the normal rate, the muster fee considered, 
since its inception in April, 1915, with 35 charter members. 
Conditions, other than ritualistic, excellent; prospects are like- 
^vise. 

Xo. 100. CoL Garland 'N. Whistler Camp, Fort Totten, Long 
Island, has on its roster 81 Comrades, all of whom are in good 
standing. This is a gain of 44 over the number reported at the 
last inspection, the .greatest increase in the Department during 
the year. They have $79.78 in the treasury, and the property is 
valued at $150. All the Comrades of the Camp are uniformed. 
The Quartermaster is not bonded. This is a service Camp and 
for genuine devotion to the highest ideals of comradeship is the 
peer of any Camp in the Order. The Camp was instituted in 
March, 1915, and since that time its progress has been phenomenal 
An instance of interest in the cause was the winning of the prize 
for the largest percentage of members parading at the reception 
to the Commander-in-Chief. Their memorial service is now an 
annual event, obtaining wide new^spaper publicity. Conditions 
and prospects excellent. 

Xo. 101. Col. C. W. Williams Camp, Highland Falls, has 26 
on its roster, 23 of whom are in good standing. This Camp was 
organized last October with 23 charter members. The funds 
amount to $13.31 and there are outstanding liabilities am^ounting 
to $5. The property is valued at $5, a modest figure. For some 
reason Ifo. 101 has not enjoyed the smoothest of sledding for 
Bome time back, but the report of the District Inspector is to the 
effect that from now on a change for the better can reasonably be 
anticipated. Officers and members will buckle to their work and 
require only a little time to show improvement. Conditions fair 
and prospects, hinging on a liberal inoculation of ginger, very 
good. 

ZsTo. 102. Col. Kobert C. Van Vliet Camp, Fort Slocum, Long 
Island, was instituted in May last by National Aide Wm. C. 
iSnyder. 



202 United Spanish War Veterans 

No. 103. Milton E. Wheeler Camp, Bath, was instituted in 
April of this year. 

No. 104. Peekskill Camp was instituted in June last. 
No. 105. Norwich Camp, commission issued. 

Bating of Camps 

Excellent plus: 1, 3, 4, 12, 24, 59, 73, 100. 

Excellent: 2, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 15, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 
28, 33, 36, 37, 38, 39, 42, 43, 46, 48, 49, 52, 53, 62, 66, 67, 69, 
78, 83, 84, 85, 87, 93, 96, 98, 99. 

Very good: 6, 16, 20, 29, 40, 44, 45, 58, 61, 80, 89, 91, 99. 

Good: 9, 17, 30, 31, 47, 71, 72, 74, 90, 92, 95. 

Fair: 9, 101. 

Not inspected: 32, 56, 60, 81, 86, 102, 103, 104, 105. 

The 77 Camps inspected show a membership of 6,191, of which 
number 6,021 are in good standing. Last year, with 85 Camps 
inspected, the membership was 6,527, of whom 6,114 were in good 
standing. The number gained this ye^r by muster was 216, 
against 378 last year. The loss by suspension was 59, against 352, 
report of last year. The loss by death was 17 for this year, and 
last year 57 were reported. 

Cash on hand for this year is $22,892.10. Last year, 83 Camps 
reported $25,704.06, and the same number of Camps (83) the 
year before last, $20,766.81. The property this year is valued at 
$25,642, and a year ago, $25,368. Money expended for relief 
this year, $5,344.32; last year, $11,479.34, and the year before 
last, $6,299.12. 

Comrades reported uniformed this year, 3,393 ; last year, 3,002, 
and the year previous to last, 2,802. 

However, a fair comparison is hardly practicable when the dif- 
ference in the number of Camps reported is taken into account. 

I had hoped to be able to write finis to this unconsciously long 
report without going through the stereotyped form of making 
recommendations, but I am afraid there is no getting away from 
a bounden duty, and hope my modest contribution will not be 
scrapped too suddenly. 

(1) Legislation of any character that will make it mandatory 
on all Camps in the Department to adopt the loose leaf system for 



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keeping Quartermaster accounts. From my personal knowledge 
and the reports of several of the District Inspectors, this system, 
as demonstrated by actual use in several of the Camps, is simple, 
accurate and labor saving. In fact, when you say loose leaf system 
you epitomize all that is good in the way of keeping accounts. 

(2) That steps be taken to do away with the necessity for 
District Inspectors to visit Camps for the purpose of inspection 
that involve the use of time in excess of twelve hours or the expen- 
diture of more than one dollar for railroad fare. That for pur- 
poses of inspection in Camps having a membership of less than 
one hundred Comrades in good standing, inspection report blanks 
and instructions be sent the Senior Past Commander of the Camp, 
in active membership, who will act in the capacity of a District 
Inspector and send the inspection report properly filled out, accom- 
panied by a sworn deposition as to its correctness, to the Depart- 
ment Inspector, the Department to bear the expense of the notary 
fee. 

Before closing I have a very pleasant duty to perform. I 
jvant to express very hearty, sincere thanks to all the District 
Inspectors who have so generously given of their time and money 
in the accomplishment of a very important work for the Order. 
ITone of the Comrades who have proven their worth so nobly 
sought the detail, but when called on responded in a spirit and 
manner calling for the highest encomiums. Special mention must 
be made of Comrade Chas. J. Watson, Camp No. 85, to whom 
nothing in comiection with the work seemed too hard or impossible 
of accomplishment; and to Comrade C. F. Schmidt, Camp No. 33, 
who rendered two excellent reports and requested in good manly 
fashion to be relieved from further duty, but on my solicitation 
jumped into the first line trench again and came across with the 
third report in the nick of time. My hat's off to all of them. I 
desire also to express appreciation and thanks to the Department 
Adjutant and his assistants for the very courteous treatment 
accorded me in my relations with Department Headquarters. 

Fraternally, 

W. S. GOODWIN, 

Department Inspector. 



204: TJiaTKO Spakish Wae Yetebais^s 

Consolidated Inspection Report 

Dbpabtment of New Yoek, United Spanish War Veterans, 

Department Headquarters, 

Opeioe of Department Inspector, June 21, 1916. 

To the Department Commander: 

Sir. — I have the honor to submit the following report of in- 
spection of Camps in the Department of New York, which I certify 
to be correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. 

W. S. GOODWIN, 

Department Inspector. 

1. Number of Caanps in the Department, 86. 

2. Number of Camps inspected, 77. 

3. Number of officers present at inspection, 721. 

4. Number of Comrades present at inspection, 1,891. 

5. Number of Camps in good standing, 83. 

6. Number of Comrades in good standing, 6,021. 

7. Number of Comrades gained by Muster, 216 ; transfer, 41 ; 

reinstatement, 99. 

8. Number of Comrades lost by suspension, 59 ; dropped, 9 ; 

discharge, 11; death, 17; transfer, 48. 

9. Number of Camps observing Memorial Day, 75. 

10. Number of Camps in which ritual work is committed, 55. 

11. Number of Camps having Adjutant's records and files well 

kept and General Orders read, 75. 

12. Number of Camps having Quartermaster's books complete 

and well kept, 75. 

13. Number of Camps having Quartermaster bonded, 73. 

14. Number of Camps having funds in bank, 65. 

15. Number of Camps having funds deposited in name of 

Camp, 59. 

16. Number of Camps having accounts audited, 75. 

17. Number of Camps forwarded all reports due National Head- 

quarters, 86; Department Headquarters, 86. 

18. Number of Camps having paid all indebtedness due National 

Headquarters, 86; Department Headquarters, 86. 



PbOCEEDINGS of the ThIETBENTH AimjJAL EirOAMPMEI^T 205 

19. Number of Camps having seal, 70; set of Colors, 69 ; gnidons, 

44. 

20. Number of Camps having by-laws, 70. 

21. Number of Camps having charters displayed at meetings 

and Camp room properly equipped, T7. 

22. Number of Camps free from debt, 72. 

23. Average amount chained for muster fee, $2.50. 

24. Average amount charged for annual dues, $3. 

25. Aggregate amount received from county or city for Memorial 

Day, $5,276.12. 

26. Total amount reported by Camps in 

general fund $6,408 45 

Total amount reported by Camps in 

relief fund 8,076 04 

Total ^amoimt reported by Camps in 

other funds 8,407 61 

• 

27. Total cash on hand $22,892 10 

28. Total value of Camp property other than cash. . . 25,642 00 

Total worth $48,534 10 

29. Total liabilities outstanding in Camps 82 00 

Net worth of Camps $48,452 10 

Members $1,651 25 

30. Amount expended for relief during 

year: 

Families 3,636 00 

Veterans not members 57 07 

Total $5,844 32 

31. General condition of Camps, excellent; future prospects, 

excellent. 

32. Number of Camps meeting in public buildings, 40. 

33. Number of Camps renting halls, 37. 

34. How many members of the Department are uniformed, 3,393. 

35. How many Camps keep a descriptive book up to date, 72. 



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36. How many Camps endeavor to promote fraternalism by visit- 
■ ing other Camps, 68; by delegations, 50; by individual 
members, 68. 

Instructions to District Inspectors 

1. The duties, etc., of District Inspectors are prescribed on 
page 116 of the Rules and Regulations. 

2. Excerpt from the Rules and Regulations : " C." They shall 
visit the Camps in their respective districts from time to time dur- 
ing their term and observe and report to the Department Inspector 
any irregularities. "D." They shall instruct the Camps and 
their officers in the " Ritual " and the proper routine, and en- 
deavor by kindly advice and friendly counsel to prevent or cor- 
rect abuses, to allay dissatisfaction and promote harmony. 

3. District Inspectors should have a good working, knowledge 
of the Rules and Regulations, Ritual, Book of Ceremonies and 
the latest National and Department Or^rs. He should be com- 
petent to pass judgment on the methods employed by Quarter- 
masters in keeping their accounts, and the same applies to the 
work of Adjutants. These two constitute a very important phase 
of the inspection, and unf amiliarity with the work as it should be 
done by the " twin screws ^' or " propellers " of the Camp must 
prove a serious handicap to a proper inspection. 

4. The Ritual work as exemplified by the officers of the Camp 
is also very important. An evidence of careful attention to the 
small details of the ceremonies by the officers might be said to be 
the straws that indicate the direction of the wind in any Camp. 
At the official inspection, during April, District Inspect- 
OES will require an exemplification of the initiation 
ceremonies. 

5. In visiting the Camps in your district always wear your 
UNIFORM. Precept is sometimes of the toy pistol caliber, while 
example can always be reckoned as being in the siege gxm class. 

6. Avoid criticisms of the carping kind. If faults there be, 
indicate such in a kindly way, which will probably be productive 
of more good than would the use of a verbal bludgeon. The prac- 
tical bearing of this with reference to the future is quite clear: 
If you can't boost, don't knock. 



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Official Department Inspection 

1. The OflScial Department Inspection must be made annually, 
in April. 

2. District Inspectors should communicate with the Command- 
ers of the Camps in their districts, without delay, and arrange for 
dates for the inspection. Such dates can be arranged to be mutu- 
ally convenient, provided, however, that the official inspection be 
held in April. 

3. Provision should be made for the Commander, Adjutant and 
Quartermaster to report at the meeting place of the Camp at least 
an hour before the time scheduled for the meeting to be called to 
order. This will permit the District Inspector examining all the 
records, files, books, etc., and to obtain any other information neces- 
sary. To defer this work until the meeting has been called to 
order would militate against the proper conduct of the meeting 
by the officers of the Camp, and seriously hamper the District 
Inspector in making a thorough inspection. 

Inspection Report 

1. All inspection reports must be made out in duplicate and 
mailed to the Department Inspector inmiediately upon the com- 
pletion of the inspection. Don't wait until all the Gamps in your 
district are inspected; having finished the inspection of a Camp, 
complete the report and mail it at cmce. Then tackle the next and 
do liJcevnse. 

2. All the questions carried by the inspection report have to 
be answered — all of them. 

3. Require that all books, papers, files, receipts, etc., be sub- 
mitted for your personal inspection. 

4. Questions 11 and 12 should be verified with documentary 
evidence. Question 14, see the receipt without fail. Question 15, 
get an impression of the seal on your reports. Question 32, look 
the Descriptive Book over very carefully. Question 34, credit the 
camp for all functions, patriotic or social, conducted under its 
auspices, whereat the general public were in attendance; all such 
redound to the benefit of the Order. Question 35, credit the Camp 
for all laudatory newspaper publicity they have received; judge 
the necessity of a press committee; look over style of the meet- 



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ing notices and give voice to the idea that viouey spent on attrac- 
tive notices is money well spent. Question 36, look np if Camp 
records show motion passed for delegation to visit another Camp ; 
see if Visitors' Book is kept up to date. 

6. Both National and Department Headquarters expect full 
and explicit answer to the question ^^ State methods of reoruiting 
new Comrades that has given the best results." This question is 
found under the caption " Remarks," on the brief fold of the 
Inspection Keport, and is deserving of your best efforts in the 
way of furnishing accurate information. 

6. On the back of the Inspection Eepoist, under Koster of 
Camp Officers, will be found space provided for your recommenda- 
tion as to the rating that in your opinion the Camp should receive. 
Excellent, good and faib are, to my way of thinking, the quali- 
fying terms best calculated to indicate the differences between the 
activities, etc., of the Camps. If a Camp has paid its per capita 
tax, even if it has naught else to its credit, the fact remains that 
an organization is maintained and there is always a chance that it 
may improve. Therefore, I would suggest " fair " as being the 
minimum to be recommended. However, the District Inspector 
is the man at the front ; he knows the conditions, and it wUl not be 
the policy of this office to make any change in the rating recom- 
mended, except such found to be utterly at variance with the 
answers on the face of the report. 

Good of the Order — Bemarhs by District Inspector 

It is important that you take up the matter of the questions 
asked in the Inspection Report with the Camps in your district 
and explain them fully and frequently. Eecruiting in particular 
should receive a lot of attention in your remarks, both extensive 
and intensive, and by the latter I mean any efforts that are devoted 
to bringing back those who for various reasons have deserted the 
Order. jN"ot less than five minutes of every talk you give should 
be devoted to haemony, in Camp, in committee and encampment, 
the elimination of the personal equation for the benefit of the 
whole, should be the burden of your talk while on this subject; 
first, last and all the time, the will of the majority to rule when- 
ever or wherever United Spanish War Veterans foregather. 



PEOCEEDiisrGS OF THE TniRTEEiTrH AjTisTrAL Enoampment 209 

A Last Word 

If there is anything in connection with the questions contained 
in the Inspection Eepoxt ox these instractionB that is not quite 
clear, it will afford me a whole lot of pleasure to hear from you 
on the matter, and hetween us we should he able to ^^ it ri^t. 
Kindly remember to mail your reports at the completion of each 
inspection, and also remember to sign each report in all places 
provided for y^our signature. If for am/ reason you find thai you 
will not he able to make the inspectiotis assigned you^ kindly notify 
me at once. 

Wishing you the greatest possible success in your work 

Fraternally, 

W. S. GOODWI]!^, 

Department Inspector. 

Report of Senior Vice-Department Commander 

Troy, N. T., June 1, 1916. 

Pba]s:k S. Sidway, Comm^hnder United Spanish War Veterans, 
Department of New York: 

Dear Sir and Comrade. — In accordance with your orders I 
hereby submit my report as Senior Yice-Oommander of the De- 
partment of "New York for the term ending July 5, 1916. 

Having been installed as the Senior Vice-Department Com- 
mander at Utica, immediately thereafter I resolved to give my 
best efforts in having the administration one of the best that the 
Department has had and also to give untiring support to the 
Department Commander, and by doing so I believe I have fulfilled 
my oath. 

My first work, and one that every Comrade in the Department 
was interested in, was to attend the committee hearings upon our 
preference bill before the constitutional convention at Albany on 
July 12. The delegation from this district had promised me their 
support on our bill, and they lived up to their promise and did 
everything in their power to push the bill along. 

On August Y, 1915, I attended the picnic and field day of 
Captain Frank Eockwell Palmer Camp ITo. 28 at Albany, and 



210 United Spai^ish Wab Vetebans 

talked to the Comrades in regard to the matters that are of interest 
to all veterans. 

On August 25th, I again attended the session of the constitu- 
tional convention with Chairman James S. Long of the L^islative 
Committee, and assisted in canvassing the different delegates who 
were kaown to be opposed to our bill. 

On August 30-31 and September 1-2, 1915, I attended the 
National Encampment at Scranton, Pa., and gave what assistance 
the Department Commander called for. There were many matters 
taken up at this Encampment, and if it is possible the Comrades 
of this Department should be supplied with a copy of the pro- 
ceedings. 

On September 15, 1915, I attended the final hearing on our bill 
by the constitutional convention, and although our bill met de- 
feat by being held up in the committee and not brought before the 
delegates, there was plenty of pressure brought to bear. To me, 
the loss of this measure was a hard blow, but like all true soldiers 
the committee did not give way to personal feelings, but resolved 
to bide their time at some future date. 

On Labor Day, September 6, in company with the Department 
Band and Frank Rockwell Palmer Camp of Albany, I attended 
Old Home Week at Valatie, where the Spanish War Veterans were 
given a royal welcome. 

On September 29, in accordance with the directions of the 
Department Commander, I journeyed to Cohoes and presented to 
Commander Collin, of David J. Johnson Camp N'o. 74, the gold 
jewel awarded for the largest number of recruits for the year 
1914^1915. The Camp was very much pleased with winning this 
prize and during the exercises the Comrades who spoke stated that 
they were not going to let up with the work already accomplished 
but would continue along the same lines. 

On October 27 I attended the testimonial banquet to Past Com- 
mander James S. Long at Imperial Hall, Brooklyn, N". T. It is 
not necessary to go into details in regard to the wonderful work 
that this Comrade has accomplished, but I cannot let this go by 
without paying my respects to one of the best men in this Depart- 
ment. Comrade Long has labored faithfully for this Department 
and has never been known to let any personal interests interfere 



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with what he thought would be of interest and benefit to Comrades 
of the Department of New York. He has at all times been an 
indefatigible worker and it is to be hoped that the Department 
will always have such good men to look after its affairs as Past 
Commander James S. Long has in regard to legislative matters. 

On November 19, the funeral train bearing the remains of our 
beloved Chaplain, Eev. William Henry Ironsides Reaney, arrived 
in Albany, and as soon as I had been notified of the time of arrival 
I had the Commanders of M. D. Russell Camp No. 2, Frank Rock- 
well Palmer Camp No. 28 and David J. Johnson Camp No. 74 
assemble their Comrades at the depot in Albany, and there I took 
charge and we gave the full ritual service, the Department Chief 
Musician sounding taps at the conclusion. In the death of Father 
Eeaney this Department, and every Comrade therein, loses a 
friend that can never be replaced. Father Reaney was one of the 
finest men that ever stood upon God's green footstool, and the 
many deeds of charity, the many little kindnesses, the numerous 
and unknown people who have benefited by his acts, are something 
that will stand as a monument to his memory for all time. I al- 
ways regarded Father Reaney as a personal friend, and it would 
be impossible for me to place on record the many deeds of kind- 
ness that Father Reaney accomplished, but his death has been 
a severe blow to us all. 

On January 5, 1916, I installed the officers of Frank R. Palmer 
Camp No. 28 at Albany. 

On January 13 I installed the officers of R. D. Russell Camp 
No. 2 at Troy. 

January 14 I attended the installation of officers of General 
Eugene Griffm Camp No. 11 at Schenectady, and spoke on the 
Department work. 

January 26 I installed the officers of David J. Johnson Camp 
No. 74 at Cohoes. 

February 3 I installed the officers of Admiral William P. Potter 
Camp No. 90 at Whitehall. 

At the request of the chairman of the Veterans' Defense League 
I attended the hearings given at Albany by the Senate and Assem- 
bly committees in regard to our bill for preference for war veter- 
ans. The Senator and Assemblymen from my district supported 
our bill nobly, and although the bill met defeat in the committee 



212 UiSTrBD SpAifisH Wae Veterans 

on rules, we do not regard this as a lost measure. The bill was 
passed by the Senate unanimously, and we had 120 votes on the 
floor of the Assembly. The reason for the defeat of this measure 
will be given by others. My Senator and Assemblymen assured 
me of their support and carried out their promises. Undoubtedly 
many other Senators and Assemblymen have given like promises 
to other Comrades. And what must be their thoughts when they 
get word that Comrades who owe unrepayable debts to this De- 
partment have written to the speaker of the Assembly and asked 
him not to report the bill out of committee ? This is the kind of 
work that is not doing this Department any good and should be 
stopped. 

On March 4, 1916, 1 paid a visit to the Department Commander 
at Buffalo and also to the Department Headquarters. 

On March 29 I attended the dinner at the Hotel Breslin to Com- 
mander-in-Chief Dyer, and the next day, March 30, attended the 
annual muster at the !N*inth Regiment Armory and participated in 
Ihe services. This was a grand affair and should be carried out 
every year, as it brings Comrades together and tends to promote 
better comradeship. 

On April 26 I attended the muster day at Schenectady, under 
the auspices of General Eugene Griffin Camp "No. 11. This muster 
was one of the finest ever carried out in this Department. The 
speakers were men of ability and are prominent in the commercial 
history of this State and the remarks made by these men opened the 
eyes of Comrades. Their main theme was " Preparedness,^' and 
told of the wonderful work accomplished by our organization. 
I only wish that I could secure copies of the addresses made at 
Schenectady, as they would be of untold value to us. 

On May 13 I took part in the Preparedness parade in ^NFew York 
City. Our organization was well represented and elicited favor- 
able comments all along the line of march. 

On May 2 I attended the presentation of State medals by Major 
James J. Hogan to the Comrades of Warren A. Wilson Camp 
!N"o. 9, at Glens Falls, and was royally received by the Comrades. 
This Camp is a live one and doing good work for the members of 
this Department. 

May 3 I attended the inspection of General Eugene Griffin 
Camp No. 11. 



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May 9 I attended in^peotion of Captain Frank Eockwell Palmer 
Camp No. 28 at Albany. 

May 10 attended inapection of Hon. Stephen Sanford Camp 
Xo. 8 at Amsterdam. 

May 13 paid an official visit to Manhattan Camp !N'o. 1, IS^w 
York Oily. This Camp is doing good work for the Department, 
and tiie reception tendered to me was very flattering* 

May 20 I attended the foundation of our newest Camp, Col. 
Robert E. Van Vliet Camp Ifo. 102, and had the honor of acting 
as master of ceremonies to Past Department Inspector William 
Snyder, who was the mustering officer. This Camp started off 
with 28 Comrades and from present indications it will be ^ne of 
the live wires of our Department. 

May 28 I attended the military mass at the Brooklyn Navy 
Yard, and acted as grand marshal of the parade. This mass is 
held every Memorial Sunday at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and 
Comrades who have not been fortunate to attend should try to do 
so next year. The mass was celebrated by one of our Comrades, 
Rev. Father Chidwick of the battleship Maine. The sermon 
preached by the Eev. Father Chidwick was one of the grandest 
I have ever had the pleasure of hearing. These services are held 
under the auspices of Gloucesteor Naval Camp No. 5, to whom 
much credit should be given. 

On May 30 I acted as marshal of the Spanish War division of 
the Memorial Day parade in Troy, and the Department Band, 
Camp Palmer of Albany, Camp Griffin of Schenectady, Camp 
Johnson of Cohoes and Admiral Potter Camp of Whitehall had 
large representations in line. There were at least 400 Spanish 
War Veterans in line and the impression made upon the citizens 
of this city will be of untold value. The action of the Albany, 
Schenectady, Cohoes and Whitehall Camps in taking part with 
M. D. Russeil Camp was deeply appreciated by the local veterans. 

On June 4 memorial services were held at Fort Totten for the 
unknown dead, under the auspices of Colonel Charles S. Whistler 
Camp No. 100. This Camp is composed entirely of men who are 
now in the service of XTncle Sam, and when one stops to consider 
the wonderful work that this Camp is doing and the way things are 
carried on, the Comrades in Greater New York, and in fact all 
over the State, should make an effort to be present at the next 



214 United Spanish Wab Veteeans 

service. The lesaon to be learned will be well worth whatever cost 
may be attached to it. It is something every member of this De- 
partment should witness, and I hope other Camps throughout the 
State will adopt measures along this line. 

In conclusion I wish to thank the Department Commander per- 
sonally for the many favors and courtesies he has extended to me, 
and to the Department officers, Camp officers, Past Commanders 
and Comrades. I desire to extend my thanks for the honors which 
have been extended to me in electing me to the office of Senior 
Vice-Department Commander. There have been many duties to 
perform and much expense attached thereto, but whatever it has 
been I have been only too glad to give, as I realize that to get our 
Order at its proper place work and money must be expended. The 
past year has been a successful one, and the Department Com- 
mander has hard problems to solve, but he has been able to meet 
all cases without causing any friction. Let us from now on go 
out resolved to accomplish the greatest good for this Department. 
ISTo Comrade should hold back. TJnless we stand shoulder to 
shoulder we will not gain our point. And every true soldier knows 
how to act. 

Again thanking you and the Comrades, and hoping we will be 
able to have a bigger and better Department, I have the honor to 
remain. 

Yours in F., P. and H., 

GEORGE W. McCUNE, 
Senior Vice-Department Commander, 

Troy, ]Sr. T. 

Report of Junior Vice-Department Commander 

BiNGHAMTON, N. Y., June 22, 1916. 

To the Thirteenth Annual Encampment, Department of New 
York, United Spanish Wa/r Veterans: 

Pursuant to the rules and regulations, I submit the following 
report as Junior Vice-Commander for the term ending July 3, 
1916: 

The very exacting duties of my profession, which have multi- 
plied since my election, have prevented me from taking as active 



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a part in the service of the Department as I should like to have 
done. 

I have, however, at all times done everything in my power to 
further the interests of the Spanish War Veterans, by urging 
favorable legislation, both in Albany and Washington. 

I have written several letters to Comrades at Ithaca and Cort- 
landt, N. Y., with an idea of getting a Camp started at both of 
these places, but I am sorry to state that the prospects all failed. 

As chairman of a committee appointed by the Commander of 
Thomas H. Barber Camp No. 3 to erect a suitable monument to 
the memory of veterans of the Spiinish-American War, I have 
given a great deal of time to this project, and hope that within the 
next few months that this $15,000 monument will be erected on 
the Court House Square in Binghamton, "N. T. 

I have answered all correspondence promptly that came to me 
as Junior Vice. My occupation has denied me the privilege of 
visiting many Camps in the Department that I expected to visit 
when elected. 

As Supreme Secretary of the Military Order of the Serpent, I 
have written thousands of letters, and I have always taken advan- 
tage of every opportunity when writing to boost the TJ. S. W. V., 
not only in this Department, but every department of the TJ. S. 
W. V. 

My not being able to travel has not lessened my interest in the 
U. S. W. V. My activities will not cease when my term ends as 
Junior Vice, but will continue to grow in the years to come as they 
have in years past. 

In contusion, I thank you for the -confidence reposed in me as 
Junior Vice-Department Commander, and trust that our Depart- 
ment will continue to grow, and cause its membership to feel proud 
of it as the second largest and most patriotic organization in the 
State. 

I beg to remain, 

Yours, in F., P. and H., 

WILLIAM T. HUTJ'T, 

Junior Vice-Department Commander. 



216 United Spanish Wak Vetebans 

From Thomas E. Boyd, Department Judge Advacaie. 

To Fbank S. Sidway, Department Commander^ U. 8. 

W. F., Department of New York. 

Subject: Annual Report. 

Herewith I hand you my report of the year as the Judge Advo- 
cate of this Department by your appointment : 

As chairman of the Legislative Committee, the Judge Advocate 
has been in correspondence with the Treasurer of the War Vet- 
erans' Defense Legion, Comrade James J. Long, and with other 
members of the committee relative to the passage of the concurrent 
resolution of the Senate and Assembly to amend section 9, article 
6 of the State Constitution so as to provide a preference in appoint- 
ment and promotion after having passed the competitive examina- 
tion in the civil service employment of the State and cities, to 
veterans of the war with Spain and in the Philippine Lnsuxrection, 
who were residents of the State of If ew York at the time of their 
enlistment. Several circulars were formulated and mailed to all 
the Camps in the State and the resolution passed the Senate but 
was defeated in the Committee of the Assembly. A large number 
of Spanish War Veterans, not members of the Order, threw their 
influence against the bill and were responsible in great degree for 
its failure in the Assembly. 

I have had considerable correspondence from officers of Camps 
about questions of a local nature, such as proposed trials by court 
martial of members of local Camps; in nearly all of which the 
proposed proceedings were doomed or are still pending, for which 
reason it would be unfair to make them public at this time. Copies 
of correspondence relating to these affairs and questions have been 
preserved and will be turned over to my successor in office for his 
information in case the matters are brought to his attention. 

There were also letters of local Camp officers containing inter- 
pretations of article 8 of the Code of Discipline, section 2 of article 
3 of the Eules and Regulations, section 1 of article 1, sections 2, 
3, 4 and 5 of article 1, sections 1 and 2 of article 15 ; also rulings 
as to Parliamentary Practice on amendments. 

There are also letters bearing upon eligibility for honorary 
membership, in which are given interpretations of sections 2 and 3 



Pbooeedings of the Thibteenth Annual Encampment 217 

of article 3 as amended. Interpretations of section 4, Part 5, 
article 8, and of section 10 of said article are also given. 

The remainder of the work of the Judge Advocate for the year 
was of a rontine nature, such as approving by-laws and the like. 

In conclusion, I desire to make a suggestion, which is, that the 
letters and reports of the Judge Advocate be preserved by each 
encumbent of the office and turned over to his successor. They 
cannot fail to be of service and may in many instances be an im- 
portant history of the events passed upon. The preservation of 
sTieh records will enable each future Judge Advocate to learn what 
was done by his predecessor in similar cases. 

THOMAS E. BOYD, 

Department Judge Advocate, 

Department Surgeon's Report 

124 Audubon Avenue, 
Xew York City, June 20, 1916. 

Department Adjutant, Department of New York, United Spanish 
War Veterans, Buffalo, N. Y.: 

Snt. — I have the honor to submit the following report as 
Department Surgeon, Department of ^ew York, United Spanish 
War Veterans, for the period from July 8, 1915, to June 20, 1916 : 

I have not received a single report from any Camp Surgeon in 
this Department, although notice was given in the June Bulletin. 

During my period of service I have been able to help a number 
of Comrades professionally, and I have been more than glad of 
the opportunity. 

One case of a destitute Comrade was brought to my attention, 
the Comrade being a patient in Harlem Hospital, dying of tuber- 
culosis. The case was reported to the Camp by friends, to which 
the man was supposed to be attached, but he was not in good 
standing and the camp did not see fit to take any action. 

I visited the Comrade at the request of Comrade Dawkins, chair- 
man of Manhattan Borough M. and E. Committee, but found he 
was dying, and did die a few days later. I wish here to express 
my appreciation of the services offered and rendered by Comrade 
Dawkins, who would have had the Comrade referred to placed in 



2li U^flTED Sfa^TISH WaK ViTERA5^3 

a militaiy Itospital if his conditioik would lukTe pezmitted his bemg 

In ciril derriee examinatioiiii, espm^ Federal, a medical cer- 
tifieate is reqiiired, and theie are eaaes where our Camiades can- 
not esksQj afford the required fee of one o^ two dollaxs; I have 
heen and am g^ad to make such examinatioiis free of ehaige for 
needj Comrades, and I fed eertain that nnr prof esBumal Comrades 
would do the same if the matter were broo^t to their attention. 

In conelnsion, I desire to thank mj Comrades for Ae saj^rt 
which has been given me during my term of <dSce and ask for the 
next Department Surgeon the same hearty support and oo- 
operation* 

Very respeetfulh', 

MELVILLE A. HAYES, M. D., 

Department of New Tart, U. S. W. V., 
Department Surgeon^ 

Report of Department Historian 

BjtfvauOj 5f. Y., June 21, 1916. 

I have no report as Department Historian, having received no 
reports from Camp Historians exc^t Capt Frank B. Pahner 
Camp ISo. 28, Albany, K Y. 

Dr. GARRETT V. JOHNSON. 

Report of Department Musician 

Albany, K Y., June 17, 1916. 

Frank S. Sidway, Department Commander: 

No. 1. We have now on our records a list of seventy-two mem- 
bers who are musicians and who, when possible, will attend Depart- 
ment Encampments. 

No. 2. The Band Constitution Committee, consisting of Com- 
rades Ehmann, Clark and Sanford, who were appointed by the 
Band President, have the Constitution completed, and same will 
be presented for adoption, by the Band, at the Saratoga Springs 
Encampment, July 4, 1916. 



:k, Department Muatcian 



PaocEEDiiyGs OF THE Thibteei^th Annual Encampmeistt 219 

No. 3. The first district of the -Department Band, consisting 
of the Camps in the Capitol district, which are Albany, Cohoes, 
Hudson, Schenectady and Troy, has been thoroughly organized, 
and have played at the following engagements during the past 
year: 

Veterans' Keunion parade, Valatie, October; parade and con- 
cert at reception given Department Commander Sidway, Troy, 
January; Boys' Conference parade, Albany, January; Annual 
Muster Night, concert, Albany, April; Snakes' parade before 
annual ball, Albany, May; Memorial Sunday parade and services 
at Graceland Cemetery, Albany, May; Memorial Day parade, 
Albany, May ; Memorial Day parade, Troy, May ; concert on boat 
to and from Troy, Memorial Day, May ; Preparedness Day parade, 
Schenectady, June. 

No. 4. Owing to the difficulty which our Encampment Com- 
mittee has had in raising funds we will not be able to have as 
large an attendance of the Department Band at the Encampment 
as we expected, because of the fact that many of our Comrades 
are not in a financial condition whereby they can afford to lose the 
time and pay their own expenses as well, and I believe it would 
be an advantage to our Department, in some way, provide ways 
and means whereby the officers of the Department Band would 
know at least six months before the Encampment that the entire 
expenses of their men would be paid. 

Yours in F., P. and H., 

W. ELMORE SLACK. 

Report of Committee on Extension of the Order 

New York City, June 19, 1916. 

To the Department Commander: 

Sib and Comrade. — Shortly after receiving the appointment 
as chairman of this committee I communicated with all the mem- 
bers of the committee asking them to submit their ideas on recruit- 
ing and dropped and suspended membership. Many very excel- 
lent ideas were forthcoming, but while awaiting replies to my 
communications I learned that the National Chief of Staff had 



220 UiaTED SpAiiTiHH: Wab Vetebaits 

been authorized to start a propoganda throughout the country with 
special attention to the Department of JSTew York, expenses of same 
to be borne by the If ational Headquarters. 

I therefore did not call a -meeting of the committee, but turned 
over to the If ational Chief of Staff the various suggestions I had 
received. 

Many of the ideas advanced by members of the committee in- 
volved expense which I thought could be stood by National Head- 
quarters better than by the Department of New York. An appro- 
priation of $200 by the Encampment at Utica was authorized, but 
in view of the state of our finances I deemed it inadvisable to use 
any of the funds so appropriated. 

Respectfully submitted in F., P. and H., 

C. P. SHINN, 

Chodrinan. 

Department Patriotic Instructor's Report 

New York, June 30, 1916. 
To Department Adjutant: 

During the past year I have visited a number of the Camps and 
communicated with others, urging support of the Preparedness 
propaganda. 

The one noteworthy patriotic effort of the Camps of Greater 
New York was the monster rally in the Ninth Regiment Armory 
in aid of the Preparedness campaign. 

Fraternally, 

GERALD J. O'KEEFE, 

Department Patriotic Instructor, 

Report of Chief of Staff 

New York, N. Y., Jime 21, 1916. 

To the Department Commander: 

Sir and Comrade. — It has not been customary for Department 
Chief of Staff to submit a report, as his duties are more or le^^s 
honorary, but the position this year has required a larger activity, 
because of the fact that the Department Commander has given me 



PROCEEDINGS OF THE THIRTEENTH AnKTJAL EnCAMPMENT 221 

duties to perform that would ordinarily fall upon bim were his 
headquart^s in the lower portion of the State. 

Upon the death of our beloved Department Chaplain, Rev* 
Father Beaney, I, by your direction, issued orders through the 
daily press, for the assemblage of our Comrades to attend the high 
mass at the cathedral in New York City, November 20, 1915. 
About 200 Comrades responded to the call. The services were 
most impressive, the sermon being delivered by the Very Rev. 
Father Chidwick. Upon completion of the services the body was 
escorted by a detachment of U. S. marines and sailors and the 
U. S. W. V. to the Grand Central statioik The pall bearers were : 

P. N. C. Maurice Simmons, P. D. C. William Jones, P. C. B. 
J. Fagan, P. G. James S. Long, Comrade J. J. Farrell, Comrade 
Frank McVeigh, P. N. C. Lynch, P. D. C. Wall, P. C. Daly, 
P. C. R M. Mackin, Comrade E. R Johns. 

P. C. Daly and P. C. Alfred Kennedy accompanied the body of 
our Chaplain to Detroit as a guard of honor. 

I have visited twenty-four Camps and attended fifteen social 
functions during the year. I installed the officers of Camps Nos. 
19 and 43. 

Our organization took part in the great Citizens' Parade on 
May 13th, and was the only organized body, uniformed or other- 
wise, except the State Guard, in the line. Considering that, be- 
cause of absence from the city, I only had eight days to prepare 
and get our Comrades together, we made a remarkable showing, 
having 1,890 men in line, headed by the Department Commander 
and staff. 

We had for music the Department Field Music and the Field 
Music of Hubbell Camp No. 4, and with the colors of some thirty- 
eight Ca^nps massed at the head of the column we made a picture 
that gave us the applause of multitudes lining the sidewalks from 
curb to house. 

In closing my report, I wish to state that I communicated with 
all the government departments located in IsTew York City and also 
all of the borough presidents and department heads of Greater ^NTew 
York, requesting that leave of absence be granted to all delegates 
from the 2d of July to the 6th, inclusive, and have received favor- 
able answers to my request from all of the above. 



222 TJhited Spanish Wau Yvterajxs 

In concluaion, I desire to express my appieeiation for the honor 
yon liave accorded me by appointing me yoor Chief of Staff, and I 
tmst the duties assigned to me have been performed to the satis- 
faction of yourself and the Comrades I have come in contact with. 

Kespectfully submitted in F., P. and BL, 

C. P. SHIOTf , 

Chief of Staff. 



Report of Department Quartermaster 

BuFFAXo^ June 26, 1916. 

To the Officers and Delegates^ Thirteenth Annual Ehcampmeni, 
United Spanish War Veterans: 

I have the honor to submit my report, commencing July 1, 1915, 
and ending June 26, 1916: 

Rec^pts 

Received from past administration $989 52 

19 45 
Of this amoimt $770,922 was due National Headquarters for per 
capita tax due July 1, 1915. 

National and Department per capita tax 1,223 44 

Supplies 738 05 

Total $2,970 46 

Disbursements 

Supplies National Headquarters $401 53 

National per capita tax 770 92 

Printing and stenographer fees 202 40 

Legislative Committee past administration 143 47 

Expenses Department Commander, National Encampment 85 ^^2 

Postage (including postage on supplies) and telegrams 50 35 

Transportation for delegates-at-large to Scranton, Pa 1 1 fiO 

Office supplies 3 90 

Encampment badges at Scranton, Pa 2 75 

Expressage, including expressage at Utica, N. Y 17 93 

Miscellaneous 40 00 

Total $1,730 17 



William C, Stbadss, Departinent QiiartennftBter 



Pboceedings of the Thirteenth Anh^ual Encampment 223 

Recapitulation 

Total receipts $2,970 46 

Total disbursements 1,730 17 

Balance $1,240 29 

Receipts 

National and Department per capita tax $558 18 

Supplies 527 25 

Charter fee 30 00 

Total $1,115 43 

Diahuraements 

National per capita tax $768 83 

Supplies National Headquarters 331 29 

Printing, stenographer and clerical fees 378 25 

Report proceedings at Utica 187 00 

Charter fee National Headquarters 15 00 

Expenses Department and District Inspectors 22 59 

Department Chaplain Father Reaney's funeral 18 88 

Maine Monument wreath 10 00 

Preparedness parade, New York City 11 98 

Office supplies 10 07 

Telegrams 8 19 

Postage, including postage on supplies and rosters 99 63 

Miscellaneous 22 18 

Total $1,883 89 

Recapitulation 

Balance on hand February 1, 1916 $1,240 29 

Receipts to June 26, 1916 1,115 43 

Total $2,355 72 

Disbursements 1,883 89 

Balance June 26, 1916 $471 83 

Supplies on Hand July 26, 1916 

4 Rituals at 60c $2 00 

1 Electrotype, 1^ in. long, at 50c 50 

1 Electrotype, 2% in. long, at 50c 50 

7 Pads, Due Notices, at 30c 2 10 

2 Pads, Delinquent Notices, at 30c 60 

2 Quartermaster's Report Blanks at $1.00 2 00 

1 Transfer Blank at 20c 20 



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11 Honorable discharges at 5c $0 55 

5 Leave of Absence Cards at 5c 25 

8 Draft Books (Order on Q. M.) at 60c 4 80 

7 Receipt Books (Visiting Card Cases) at 60c 4 20 

5 Cap Ornaments at 75c ^ 3 75 

2 Lapel Buttons (Maine metal) at 25c 50 

11 Miniature Membership Badges at 60c 6 60 

1 Honorary Membership Badge at 75c 75 

9 Membership Badges at lOc 90 

21 Uniform Buttons at 75g 75 

42 Officers' Ribbons, Camp, at 20c 8 40 

2 Officers' National at 20c 40 

1 Officers' Department at 20c 20 

2 Chaplain Rank Straps at 55c 1.10 

1 Commander Rank Strap at 55c 55 

2 S. V. Commander Rank Straps at 55c 1 10 

5 Patriotic Instructors' Rank Straps at 55c 2 75 

1 Historian's Rank Strap at 55c 55 

2 Surgeons' Rank Straps at 55c 110 

3 Officer Day Rank Straps at 55c , 1 65 

2 Officer Guard Rank Straps at 55c 1 10 

3 Sergeant Major Rank Straps at 55c ...,;..... 1 65 

3 Quartermaster Sergeant Rank Straps at 55c 1 65 

3 Color Sergeants' Rank Straps at 55c 1 65 

2 Chief Musicians' Rank Straps at 55c 1 10 

3 National Aide-de-Camp Rank Straps at 80c 2 49 

2 Adjutants' Rank Straps at 80c 1 60 

3 Quartermasters' Rank Straps at 80c 2 40 

3 District Inspectors' Rank Straps at 80c 2 40 

1 Department Historian's Rank Strap at 80c 80 

Total $64 95 

Special Account 

From the Mutual Aid Association, New York City $26 CO 

Balance June 26, 1916 $471 83 

Receipts for per capita tax to July 5, 1916 968 34 

Total $1,440 17 

Grand total July 5, 1916 $1,440 IT 

Disbursements from June 26 to July 6, 1916. ........... . . . . 688 93 

Balance $851 24 



Proceedings 6f I^he Thirteenth Annual Encampment S^S 

^ Department Property 

1 Department Seal. 1 Paper File. 

1 Department Flag. 1 Filing Cabinet (Card Index). 
1 American Flag. (1 National.) 

12 Letter Files. 2 Ledgers (1 Department). 

Respectfully submitted, 

WILLIAM C. STRAUSS, 

Department Quartermaster, 

Adjutant's Report 

To the Department Commander: 

I was recalled from Military School at Peekskill to duty with 
my regiment and have not had opportunity to prepare the usual 
report of the Department Adjutant. 

However, I understand that the reports of the various Depart- 
ment oflScers will pretty well cover the ground. 

I extend to all the other Department oflScers my thanks for their 
courtesy, kindness and unfailing assistance all through the year. 

I greatly regret that I am unable to be at Saratoga to meet again 
with all my Comrades. 

ANDREW B. GILFILLAIsT. 

Report of Department Commander 

To the Department Encampment: 

The past year has been a strenuous one in this Department. At 
the time that I was instituted as Department Commander, a Con- 
stitutional Convention was sitting at Albany and was considering 
a proposed amendment giving veterans of the Spanish War the 
same preferences with regard to appointment, promotion and reten- 
tion in the Civil Service of the State that veterans of the Civil War 
now enjoy. Comrade James S. Long had been put in charge of 
this work by Department Commander William Jones, and I re- 
quested him to continue as head of the Legislative Committee until 
after the work of the Constitutional Convention had been finished. 
I want to thank Comrade Long again for myself and on behalf of 
the Department for the earnest work that he did at that time. It is 
perhaps fortunate that our amendment was not incorporated in 

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226 United Spanish War Vetebaks 

the proposed Constitution, because the dissatisfaction with that 
Constitution was so general that I am afraid that even our earnest 
efforts would not have saved it from defeat by the electors at the 
polls. While the Constitutional Convention was still sitting, the 
Xational Encampment was held at Scranton, Pa. The following 
is a list of delegates from this State to the National Encampment : 

Department Commander, Frank S. Sidway. 

Past Department Commanders, Ralph H. Parker, William 
Jones. 

Senior Vice-Department Commander, George W. McCune. 

Junior Vice-Department Commander, William T. Hunt. 

Delegates-at-Large, John E. J» Clare, Francis R. W. Hering, 
Walter V. McCoy, Alfred J. Kennedy. 

Delegates, Paul Stobbe, Camp No. 1; Joseph F. Dowling, 
Camp No. 1 ; Wm. J. Conley, Camp No. 1 ; James J. Kelly, Camp 
No. 1 ; Zera D. Link, Camp No. 2 ; Frank E. Gree, Camp No. 3 ; 
P. S. Rigney, Camp No. 4 ; Charles L. Amey, Camp No. 4 ; Wil- 
liam Dunney, Camp No. 4 ; Robert N. Mackin, Camp No. 5 ; 
T. J. Bourke, Camp No. 6 ; W. J. Tyner, Camp No. 7 ; Isaac Joel, 
Camp No. 8; Willard D. Norcross, Camp No. 9; Michael J. 
Quirk, Camp No. 10; William Boldt, Camp No. 11; Fred Wirth, 
Camp No. 11; J. D. Howland, Camp No. 12; Alfred F. Kuhn, 
Camp No. 12 ; Albert Hahn, Camp No. 12 ; Charles J. M. Frey, 
Camp No. 14; Wilbur Metz, Camp No. 15; Charles S. Beilman, 
Camp No. 15 ; Jos. A. Brecker, Camp No. 15 ; C. P. Shinn, Camp 
No. 16 ; William C. Strauss, Camp No. 17 ; W. S. Goodwin, Camp 
No. 18 ; George W. Dunston, Camp No. 19 ; Peter J. Hart, Camp 
No. 20 ; Martin J. Graham, Camp No. 21 ; Frank P. Mang, Camp 
No. 22 ; Jacob F. Simon, Camp No. 23 ; Thomas Dawkins, Camp 
No. 24 ; E. N. Walbridge, Camp No. 25 ; Edw. RoUe, Camp No. 
26; R. A. Quigley, Camp No. 27; William Kieley, Camp No. 28; 
Peter G. Wagner, Camp No. 28 ; John M. Niemeyer, Camp No. 
29 ; Frank Clarke, Camp No. 30 ; Andrew J. McNamara, Camp 
No. 31; F. ^\. Wood, Camp No. 32; Thomas Slater, Camp No. 
32; B. B. Mills, Camp No. 34; W. A. Loomis, Camp No. 35; 
Wm. F. Leuper, Camp No. 36; Aaron Sager, Camp No. 37; 
Frederic C. Madden, Camp No. 38; George O. Gay, Camp No. 
39 ; Herman Pankan, Camp No. 40 ; W. P. Little, Camp No. 42 ; 



Pboceedings of the TniRTEENTii Ani^ual Encampment 22Y 

George H. Kemp, Camp 'No. 43; Hugh Barnes, Camp No. 44; 
John W. Tiffany, Camp No. 45 ; Charles C. Hemendiger, Camp 
No. 46 ; John F. Haag, Camp No. 47 ; John F. Spolders, Camp 
No. 48; Joseph Castor, Camp No. 49; Claude L. Seller, Camp 
No. 51; Charles F. Pickerell, Camp No. 52; N. M. Chapman, 
Gamp No. 53; Otto F. Brins, Camp No. 56; G. W. Ainsworth, 
Camp No. 58; Otto Schmidt, Camp No. 59; F. D. Lakestream, 
Camp No. 59; Wm. A. Spencer, Camp No. 60; L. M. tlurd. 
Camp No. 61; James A. Waleur, Camp No. 62; W. S. Snyder, 
Camp No. 66 ; James F. Reynolds, Camp No. 67 ; L. R. Corbin, 
Camp No. 69; Edw. T. Evans, Camp No. 72; Geo. W. Meyer, 
Camp No. 73 ; William Eoss, Camp No. 74 ; S. Keef e, Camp No. 
78 ; Daniel Arundell, Camp No. 80 ; George A. King, Camp No. 
81; John L. Dunn, Camp No. 83; William H. Beardsley, Camp 
No. 85 ; Morgan Gardner, Camp No. 86 ; Michael F. McNamara, 
Camp No. 87; Charles A. Ilill, Camp No. 89; C. A. Barnes, 
Camp No. 91; T. F. Sampson, Camp No. 91; Gerald J. O'Keefe, 
Camp No. 93 ; B. F. Cambrill, Camp No. 95 ; J. Harris Sawyer, 
Camp No. 96; Fred II. Van Duzer, Camp No. 98; John A. 
Ilickey, Camp No. 99; J. S. Holmes, Camp No. 100; John S. 
Strachan, Camp No. 101. 

New York State made a splendid showing at the National En- 
campment, having the largest delegation of any State. The pro- 
ceedings were harmonious and New York State supported the 
successful candidates for office. I wish to again express my appre- 
ciation of the hearty support which I received from all the 
members of the Department during the Encampment at Scranton. 

I have tried to visit as many Camps as possible in the Depart- 
ment during the past year, but circumstances over which I had 
practically no control have interfered seriously with my good inten- 
tion. I have visited the following Camps in New York City: 

Old Guard Camp No. 19. 

Col. Henry W. Hubbell Camp No. 24. 

Griffin Engineers' Camp No. 31. 

David Wilson Camp No. 59. 

Thomas H. Barry Camp No. 73. 

Maj. Gen. George E. Elliott Camp No. 84. 

Foreign Service Camp No. 87. 

Col. Garland N. Whistler Camp No. 100 at Fort Totten, 



228 tTNiTED Spanish War VETEfeAiS^g 

I have also visited the following Camps outside of Greater Xew 
York: 

M. D. Kussell Camp K'o. 2, Troy. 
Thomas H. Barber Camp Xo. 3, Binghamton. 
Niagara Falls Camp Xo. 7, !ff iagara Falls. 
Seybum-Liscum Camp Xo. 12, Buffalo. 
Buckey O'^^eil Camp IN^o. 15, Buffalo. 
Robert C. Anderson Camp No. 26, Oswego. 
Emerson H. Liseum Camp No. 33, Utica. 
C. Ross Wheeler Camp No. 35, Utica. 
E. M. Hoffman Camp No. 40, Elmira. 
Louis W. Carlisle Camp No. 56, Watertown. 
Lockport Camp No. 83, Lockport. 

I have also visited and conferred with the oflScers of the Camps 
in Albany and Syracuse, although I did not visit these Camps 
officially. 

In January I installed the officers of Seyburn-Liscum Camp 
No. 12, and Buckey O'Neil Camp No. 15, in Buffalo; E. M. Hoff- 
man Camp No. 40 at Elmira, and Col. Henry H. Hubbell Camp 
No. 24, in New York City. I also installed the officers of the 
Consolidated Camp in Utica after its consolidation in May. On 
October 27, 1915, 1 attended the dinner to Past Commander James 
S. Long at the Imperial in Brooklyn. On May 13th I marched 
with the Department in the Preparedness parade in New York 
City ; on Memorial Day I marched with the Spanish War Veterans 
in Buffalo, and on June 24th I had charge of the Spanish War 
division of the Preparedness parade in Buffalo. On May 28th I 
attended the Memorial service in Buffalo and on June 4th I at- 
tended similar services at Fort Totten. 

Colonel Charles E. P. Babcock, 65th Infantry, N. G. N. Y., 
invited me to review his regiment on May 18th, the anniversary of 
its departure from Buffalo for the Spanish War. The regiment 
was drawn up in close formation and presented a fine appearance. 
I want to thank Colonel Babcock and his officers again for their 
courtesy in inviting me to review the regiment. 

I want to thank Captain Andrew B. GilfiUan, the Department 
Adjutant, who is now serving as captain of his company in the 
65th Infantry, N. G. N. Y., and will probably be unable to attend 



Proceedings of the Thirteeitth Aistnual Encampment 229 

the Department Encampment. I have received loyal support from 
the Senior Vice-Department Commander, George W. McCune, 
from the Junior Vice-Department Commander, William T. Hunt, 
from the Chief of Staff, Charles P. Shinn, and from all of the 
other elected and appointed officers of the Department. I have also 
had valuable advice and assistance from Past Department Com- 
mander William Jones, now National Chief of Staff, from Past 
Commanders-in-Chief Hamilton Ward and Maurice Simmons, and 
from Past Department Commanders Parker, Herrick and Wall. 

It is proper for me to make recommendations for the future 
good welfare of the Department. It seems to me that some way 
should be devised to cut down the large amount of clerical work, 
otherwise known as red tape, which exists at present. I have tried 
to answer all letters on the day of their receipt, or not more than 
a day later. Sometimes I was not able to do so, because informa- 
tion which was requested was not available instantly, and the 
matter had to be looked up or a report received from some officer 
or Comrade. In the matter of increasing the strength of the De- 
partment, prizes were offered for recruiting and numerous recruits 
were brought in. At the time of dictating this report the award 
of prizes has not been settled. IsTew Camps were instituted at 
Bath, Norwich, Fort Slocum and Peekskill. 

I have had an application for a new Camp at Albany, and have 
not approved the request for its formation (because it seems to 
me that there is a tendency in our organization to become top 
heavy and filled with too many past officers of high rank. I believe 
that one large Camp in a city is better for the city and for the 
United Spanish War Veterans than a number of small Camps. 
A large Camp can always get enough men together to hold a suc- 
cessful meeting. A small Camp, if enthusiastic, can have success- 
ful meetings for a while, but when the enthusiasm dies out, then 
the Camp has to be disbanded or consolidated with some other 
Camp. 

In the matter of finances, Just after he was appointed. Adjutant 
Gilfillan called my atatention to the fact that the balance which 
had been shown by one Department Commander at the close of his 
administration did not always agree with the balance which his 
successor admitted that he had received from that Department 
Commander, and he suggested that I call on Department Com- 



230 TJxiTKD SrAxisn War Veteraxs 

mander William Jones for a statement showing his receipts and 
disbursements from the time that he turned the balance over to me. 
Department Commander Jones furnished this report, and it has 
been audited and published for the information of the Department. 
I shall have a supplementary report covering such transactions 
as I shall have after the auditing of my second report. It is prac- 
tically impossible to avoid this situation, because the time of hold- 
ing our Encampment is near the time when the per capita tax 
should be paid and there is always a certain amount of per capita 
tax, amounting in some cases to several hundred dollars, received 
after the second financial report. I understand that this has some- 
times made the balance which the succeeding Department Com- 
mander received appear greater than the balance of the prior De- 
partment Commander. There are also expenses which should be 
paid by the retiring Department Commander, because the items 
are ones which he is familiar with or has authorized ; but if the 
retiring Department Commander submits a supplementary report 
to his successor it can be speedily audited and the Department 
books will be continuous and the final balance which one Depart- 
ment administration shows it has on hand, will be the balance that 
the next Department begins business with. 

The reports of the different Department officers are quite full 
and complete. I should like to add to them, but my time is limited. 
Believing that it is the duty of all Spanish War Veterans to do 
what they can to support the National Government at this time, 
I am trying to help the officers of the Seventy-fourth Infantry, 
?^. G. X. Y., recruit their regiment and get it in shape to answer 
the call for national service. 

FRANK S. SIDWAY, 

Department Commander. 



' GENERAL ORDERS 

a 

UNITED SPANISH WAR VETERANS 



National Headquarters 



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National Headquarters 
UNITED SPANISH WAK VETEKANS 

Citizens' Building 

Cleveland, Ohio, July 22, 1915. 

General Orders No. 24 

1. Upon the nomination of the Commander-in-Chief to fill an 
existing vacancy, in accordance with the provisions of section 7, 
article VI, Part 2, Rules and Regulations, and the National Coun- 
cil of Administration having by a majority vote confirmed the 
nomination, Comrade Henry H. Saunders, Past Commander, De- 
partment of Connecticut, is hereby declared duly elected to the 
office of Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief. Upon his qualification 
he will be obeyed and respected accordingly. 

2. In extending this honor to Comrade Saunders the members 
of the National Council of Administration have honored the or- 
ganization. The exceptional ability and energy exerted by Com- 
rade Saunders in behalf of the organization have earned the highest 
recognition within its gift, and the office thus conferred is most 
worthily bestowed. 

By order of the Commander-in-Chief, 

ARTHUR C. ROGERS, 

A djutant-General, 
Official : 

Walter K. Patterson^ 

Assistant Adjutant-Oeneral. 

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234 United Spanish War Vetebans 

Xational Headquarters 
UNITED SPANISH WAK VETERANS 

Citizens' Building 

Cleveland, Ohio, Jxihj 20, 1915. 

General Orders No. 25 

1. The following applications for charter have been approved: 

Virginia. — Camp at Danville, Va. 
Oregon, — Camp at Prineville, Ore. 
Missouri. — Camp at Poplar Bluff, Mo. 
Michigan. — Camp at Petoskey, Mich. 
Wisconsin. — Camp at Wausau, Wis. 

2. Charters have been issued to the following Camps : 

Washington and Alaska. — U. S. S. Maine Camp No. 25, Ort- 
ing, Wash. 

Ohio. — H. S. Green Camp No. 85, Cardington, Ohio. 
California. — Coronado Camp No. 59, Coronado, Cal. 

3. Frank L. Tiffany Camp No. 29, Department of Wisconsin, is 
hereby suspended for the non-payment of per capita tax. Camps 
Nos. 3, 4, 5, 8, 10 and 14, Department of Minnesota, are hereby 
suspended for non-payment of per capita tax. 

4. The resignation of Comrade Charles A. Reynolds as Com- 
mander, Provisional Division of New Mexico, is accepted. 

5. The appointment of the following Comrades as Aides-de- 
Camp on the staff of the Commander-in-Chief is hereby an- 
nounced : 

Department of Illinois 

A. P. Hyatt, Chicago. Thomas R. Patton, Chicago. 

C. F. Peters, Chicago. 

6. Comrade Charles M. Crayton, Commander Egbert Camp No. 
1, Department of Illinois, U. S. W. V., is appointed a member of 
Committee of Ten for National Home, Danville Branch, vice Com- 
rade Ben R. Hall. 



Albebt Hahn, Assistant Department Quartermaster 



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Proceedings oi* the Thieteentii Annual Encampment 235 

7. National Headquarters will be closed August 25, and will re- 
open at Casino Hall, Scranton, Pa., August 28. 

By order of the Commander-in-Chief, 

ARTHUR C. ROGERS, 

A djuta7it-0eneral. 

Official : 

Walter K. Patterson^ 

A ssistant A djutant-General. 



ISTational Headquarters 

IWITED SPANISH WAR VETERANS 

Citizens' Building 

Cleveland, Ohio, August 19, 1915. 

General Orders No. 26 

1. The following applications for charter have been approved: 

California, — Camp at Petaluma, Cal. 
Illinois, — Camp at Chicago, 111. 
New York, — Camp at Ithaca, N. Y. 
North Carolina, — Camp at Wilmington, N. C. 
Ohlahoma. — Camp at Alva, Okla. 

2. Charters have been issued to the following Camps: 

Illinois,— Maj. L. M. Ennis Camp No. 79, Chicago, 111. 
Michigan. — McCabe Camp No. 42, Petoskey, Mich. 
Missouri, — Ben T. Walker Camp No. 19, Poplar Bluff, Mo. 
Virginia, — Frederick James Camp No. 10, Danville, Va. 
Wisco7isin, — Frank Ganger Camp No. 37, Wausau, Wis. 

3. Hamilton Fish Camp No. 2, Department of Texas, has been 
reorganized under section 6, article I, Part 5, of the Rules and 
Regulations. 

4. Upon the recommendation of the Department Commander, 
Howard K. Blair Camp No. 11, Department of Vermont, is hereby 
suspended for non-payment of per capita tax. 



236 



United Spaintish War Veteeasts 



5. Upon the recommendation of the Department Commander, 
Howard A. Olds Camp No. 8, Gen. James Kush Lincoln Camp 
No. 12, and Sappington Rohrback Camp No. 17, Department of 
Missouri, are hereby suspended for non-payment of per capita tax. 

6. The appointment of the following Comrades as Aides-de- 
Camp on the staff of the Commander-in-Chief is hereby an- 
nounced : 

Provisional Division of North Caroli^m 

Lawrence Riordan, Wilmington, N. C. 

Department of Pennsylvania 
D. O. Ihmsen, Pittsburgh. 

By order of the Commander-in-Chief, 

ARTHUR C. ROGERS, 

A djutant'General. 
Official : 

Walter K. Patterson"^ 

Assistant Adjutant-General. 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE ADJUTANT-GEN- 
ERAL, U. S. W. v., FROM MARCH 1 TO AUGUST 15, 
1915. 

In compliance with the provisions of Section 5q, Article VII. 
Part 2, Rules and Regulations, the following semi-annual state- 
ment is hereby published for the information of the Comrades : 



Receipts 



Official Organ 

A 



P. C. Tax 

March $619 57 

April 150 79 

May , 267 81 

June '. 134 68 

July 843 49 

August 1 to 15 2,024 81 

Total $4,041 15 



Tax 

$14 80 

19 12 

5 70 

9 20 

14 00 

3 60 



Subscript's Advertising 



$66 52 



Peoceedings of the Thikteentii Annual Encampment 237 



Supplies 

March $883 17 

April 798 52 

May 703 92 

June 726 90 

July 92 30 

Aug. 1 to 15.. 382 41 



Total . . . $3,587 22 



Receipts — ( Continued ) 

Sale of 
Interest Furniture Miscellaneous 

$6 07 $31 56 

6 83 99 

87 19 15 87 

6 44 4 90 

5 64 $15 00 18 57 

4 26 7 96 



$116 43 



$15 00 



Totals 

$1,555 17 

976 35 

1,080 49 

882 12 

989 00 

2,423 04 



$79 85 $7,906 17 



Salaries 

March $170 00 

April 170 00 

May 170 00 

June 170 00 

July 170 00 

Aug. 1 to 15.. 170 00 



Total . . . $1,020 00 



Disbursements 








Office 


Official 




Traveling 


Expense 


Organ 


Supplies 


$403 28 


$118 98 


• •«••• 


$5r3 19 


62 00 


144 42 


$50 00 


129 67 


193 45 


192 42 


324 20 


483 85 




102 49 




497 80 


142 63 


127 13 


134 90 


361 39 


73 30 


84 22 


25 00 


285 76 



$874 66 



$769 66 



$534 10 $2,331 66 



Disbursements — ( Continued) 



March 
April 
May . 
June . 
July . 



Entailed by 11th 
Encampment 



f ^ ^ Extension, 

Washington Miscellaneous Legislation 



Office 

$277 62 

..... 222 50 

276 13 

213 50 

213 55 

Aug. 1 to 15.. 178 50 



Expense & Com'tees Miscellaneous 



$206 00 



$33 20 
122 45 
125 00 
175 91 
102 56 
29 44 



$9 68 

156 30 

217 96 

2 25 

13 12 



totals 

$1,585 95 
1,263 34 
1,983 01 
1,161 95 
1,252 16 
859 34 



Total 



$1,381 80 



$206 00 



$588 56 



$399 31 $8,105 75 



238 United Spanish War Veterans 

Cash on hand March 1, 1915 $4,743 92 

Received from March 1 to August 16, 1915 7,906 17 

Total to be accounted for $12,650 09 

Disbursements from March 1 to August 1, 1915 8,195 75 

Balance cash on hand $4,544 34 



By order of the Commander-in-Chief, 

ARTHUR C. ROGERS, 

A djidani'Geiieral, 
OiBcial : 

Walter K. Patterson, 

Assistant Adjutant-Oeneral. 



National Headquarters 

UNITED SPANISH WAR VETERANS 

Citizens' Building^ Cleveland^ Ohio 

Sci^ANTON^ Pa.^ September 1, 1915. 

General Orders No. 27 

1. The Court of Inquiry appointed in Special Orders No. 27, 
c. s., upon the demand of Comrade Felix Rosenberg, a member of 
of the National Executive Committee, and Comrade J. Walter 
Mitchell, National Patriotic Instructor, having made its report 
and finding the imputations and accusations complained of by the 
Comrades above named to be unfounded, the Commander-in-Chief, 
complying with section 27, article I, Part 6, of Rules and Regula- 
tions, now does honorably exonerate Comrades Felix Rosenberg 
and J. Walter Mitchell in the matters complained of and brought 
before the Court of Inquiry, and extends to them his continued 
assurance of perfect confidence, in the face of the vexatious and 
groundless imputations by the Comrades namecl in the proceedings 
of the court. 



Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Encampment 239 

2. The Commander-in-Chief takes pleasure in this, his last Gen- 
eral Order, in announcing the legal election this day, by the 
delegates to the Twelfth Stated Convention of the National En- 
campment, of the following National oflScers, who will be obeyed 
and respected accordingly: 

Commander-in-Chief — L. C. Dyer. 
Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief — Neil F. McDonald. 
Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief — Edward K. Conley. 
Deputy Commanders-in-Chief — L. E. Toomey, Albert Bryan, 
Harrison Johnson. 

Surgeon-General — S. Clifford Cox. 
Chaplain-in-Chief — John Randolph. 

By order of the Commander-in-Chief, 

ARTHUR C. ROGERS, 

Adjutant-GeneraL 



National Headquarters 

UNITED SPANISH WAR VETERANS 

Chemical Building 

St. Louis, Mo.^ September 1, 1915. 

General Orders No. 1 

Series 1915^16 

1. Having been duly elected and installed Commander-in-Chief 
of the United Spanish War Veterans at the stated Convention of 
the Twelfth National Encampment, held in Scranton, Pa., August 
.30, 31 and September 1, 1915, I hereby assume command. 

2. Headquarters are hereby established in the Chemical Build- 
ing, Y21 Olive street, St. Louis, Mo. 

L. C. DYEK, 

Commander-ivrChief. 



240 UinTED Spanish Wab Vetebans 

Xational Headquabtebs 

UNITED SPANISH WAR VETERANS 

Chemical BriLDiNG 

St. Loxjis^ Mo.^ Septemher 15, 1915. 

General Orders No. 2 

Series 1915-16 

The following appointments are hereby announced : 

1. Chief of Staff, Comrade William Jones, Department of New 
York, 4380 Carpenter avenue, New York City. 

2. Adjutant-General, Comrade Jere A. Costello, Department 
of the District of Columbia, Southern Building, Washington, D. C. 

3. Quartermaster-General, Comrade Arnold Mayer, Depart- 
ment of Missouri, 1112 Chemical Building, St. Louis, Mo. 

4. Inspector-General, Comrade Thomas Goldingay, Department 
of New Jersey, 88 Kinney street, Newark, N. J. 

5. National Patriotic Instructor, Comrade Sheridan Ferree, 
Department of the District of Columbia, 3465 Macomb street 
Northwest, Washington, D. C. 

6. National Historian, Comrade W. D. Tucker, Department of 
Ohio, 636 Courtland Building, Canton, O. 

7. Assistant Adjutant-General, Comrade Charles J. De Berard, 
Department of Missouri, 1112 Chemical Building, St. Louis, Mo. 

8. National Executive Committee, Comrade Dr. S. Clifford 
Cox, Department of the District of Columbia, 2018 Eye street 
Northwest, Washington, D. C. ; Comrade Dr. F. W. Veninga, 
Department of Missouri, 3407 South Jefferson avenue, St. Louis, 
Mo., and in accordance with the Rules and Regulations," the Com- 
mander-in-Chief, the Senior Vice-Commander-in-Chief and the 
Junior Vice-Commander-in-Chief. 

L. C. DYER; 

Commander-m-Chief. 



Pboceedings of the Thikteekth Annual Encampmekt 241 

September 22, 1915. 

Sir and Comrade. — ^You have been selected by the Commander- 
in-Chief to serve on the committee, provided for at the Scranton 
Encampment, to extent the fraternal greetings of the 112th Na- 
tional Encampment of the United Spanish War Veterans to the 
49th National Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic. 

There will be a meeting of this committee, Friday, September 
24, at 4.45 p. m., at the Old Census Building, First and B streets 
Northwest. Kindly be present. 

JERE A. COSTELLO, 

A djutant-Oenera I, 

Committee to Extend Greetings to the G. A, B. 

September 23, 1915. 

Department Commander J. Q. A. Braden, 1775 T street N. W. 

Senior Vice-Department Commander Lee H. Harris, 1807 Cali- 
fornia street 'N, W. 

Junior Vice-Department Commander J. E. Maynard, 1438 
Meridian street N. W. 

Past Department Commander Major Fred S. Hodgson, 1321 
Q street N. W. 

Past Department Commander and Surgeon-General Dr. S. Clif- 
ford Cox, 2018 I street N. W. 

Past Department Commander Capt. J. Walter Mitchell, 14th 
and E streets N. W. 

Past Department Commander Edward L. Cogan, 315 C street 
K E. 

Past Department Commander G. E. Rausch, Southern Building. 

Past Department Commander D. V. Chisholm, Government 
Printing OflSce. 

Past Department Commander Sam. G. Mawson, 3301 Prospect 
street N. W. 

Inspector-General Sheridan Ferree, 3465 Macomb street X. W. 

Camp Commander Chas. J. P. Weber, 11th Precinct, Ana- 
costia, D. C. 

Camp Commander Wm. T* Herritage, Lincoln Hotel, 10th and 
H streets N", W. 



242 U^riTED Spanish Wak YETEBAys 

Camp Commander Louis E. Fdton, 614 Kock Creek Church 
road 

Camp Commander Emil Walter, 1305 10th street X. W. 

Camp Commander Joseph W. Harriman, 536 13th street S. E. 

Camp Commander Frank Weiloch, Soldiers' Home, D. C. 

Camp Commander John Mnrphy, 1724 l7th street X. W. 

Comrade Richard L. Lamh, 725 13th street X. W. 

Comrade John Hogan, Soldiers' Home, D. C. 

Adjutant-General Costello will act as Chairman of this com- 
mittee, and Past Department Commander Chisholm will make the 
address, presenting the greetings. 



Xatioxal Headquakteks 

UXITED SPAXISH WAR VETERAXS 

Chemical Building 

St. Louis, Mo., October 1, 1915. 

General Orders No. 3 

Series 1915-16 

1. The following appointments are hereby announced: 

PROVISIOXAL DIVISIOX COMMANDERS 

Neio Mexico 
Comrade Charles A. Revnolds, Roswell. 

South Dakota 
Comrade R, J. Reals, Hot Springs. 

Judge Advocate-General 

Comrade John E. Curtin, Department of California, Wash- 
ington Building, Los Angeles, Cal. 

Provost Marshal 

Comrade John J. Allen, Department of Virginia, Police Head- 
quarters, Norfolk, Va, 



Pboceedinos of the Thirteenth Annual Encampment 243 

Assistant Quartermaster-General 

Comrade Joseph L. Chamberlain, Department of Missouri, 
Jeiferson Barracks, St. Louis, Mo. 

Committee on Legislation 

Comrade Daniel V. Chisholm, Chairman, Department of the 
District of Columbia, Southern Building, Washington, D. C. 

Comrade James E. Maynard, Secretary, Department of the 
District of Columbia. 

Comrade Barratt O'Hara, Department of Illinois. 

Comrade Ralph H. Parker, Department of N'ew York. 

Comrade Joseph Le Masurier, Department of Virginia. 

Aides-de-Camp on the Staff of the Commander-hi-Chiefj Assigned 

to Special Duty 

Comrade Harry H. Landsman, Department of Illinois, Decatur. 

Comrade J. Walter. Mitchell, Department of District of Colum- 
bia, Washington, D. C. 

Comrade Henry H. Saunders, Department of Connecticut, 
Hartford. 

Comrade Wm. L. Frank, Rock Island, 111., and ordered to re- 
port to the Commander of the Department of Illinois. 
Aihes-de-Camp on the Staff of the Commander-in-Chief 

Department of Colorado 

Comrade Leslie F. PauU, Camp Xo. 1, Denver. 
Comrade Wm. F. O'Xeill, Camp Xo. 3, Pueblo. 
Comrade Wm. H. Day, Camp Ko. 6, Trinidad, 
Comrade E. Max Cohen, Camp Xo. 8, Colorado Springs. 
Comrade Frank Garrity, Camp Xo. 10, Rocky Ford. 
Comrade Wm. M. Xeil, Camp Xo. 11, Loveland. 

Department of the District of Columbia 

Comrade Charles W. McCaffrey, Camp Xo. 1, Washington, 
D. C. 

Comrade Wm. I. Jenkins, Camp Xo. 2, Washington, D. C. 
Comrade Wm. B. Hudson, Camp Xo. 3, Washington, D. C, 



244 UNITED SrAxisii War Veteilv:n^s 

Comrade George Cumining, Camp Xo. 6, Washington, D. C. 
Comrade Wm. H. Santelmann, Camp Ifo. 9, Washington, D. C. 

Department of Florida 

Comrade Fred C. Fagan, Camp No. 1, Fort Dade. 
Comrade Edward Kane, Camp Xo. 2, Tampa. 
Comrade J. L. Burt, Camp Xo. 3, Palatka. 
Comrade Kiehard Hargrave, Camp Xo. 4, Jacksonville. 
Comrade E. L. Gehry, Camp Xo. 5, Key West. 
Comrade Thos.. Haskins, Camp Xo. 6, Arcadia. 
Conirade W. T. Carter, Camp Xo. 7, Lakeland. 

Department of Idaho 
Comrade Edward Merrill, Camp Xo. 3, Soda Springs. 

Department of Illinois 

Comrade John W. Carse, Eock Island. 
Comrade C. A. Kline, Litchfield. 
Comrade Arthur D. Wilson, Decatur. 

Department of Kansas 

Comrade Joseph W. Ozias, Camp Xo. 1, Xational Soldiers' 
Home. 

Comrade Dennis McGrath, Camp Xo. 2, Leavenworth. 
Comrade H. M. Jennings, Camp Xo. 3, Topeka. 
Comrade W. L. Johnson, Camp Xo. 6, Kansas City. 
Comrade Paul Hunter, Camp Xo. 7, Hutchinson. 
Comrade W. P. Issenhart, Camp Xo. 9, Salina. 
Comrade John W. Brown, Camp Xo. 15, lola. 
Comrade Alta A. Wilhite, Camp Xo. 16, Emporia. 
Comrade James H. Sherman, Camp Xo. 18, Wichita. 
Comrade W. C. Linville, Camp Xo. 20, Atchison. 
Comrade Edward J. Lyons, Camp Xo. 21, Arkansas City. 
Comrade Paul Madden, Camp Xo. 22, Dod City. 

Department of Maryla)id 

Comrade John T. Rittenhouse, Camp Xo. 1, Baltimore. 
Comrade Joseph C. Byron, Camp Xo. 3, Hagerstown. 
Comrade Gustav F. Dahm, Camp Xo. 4, Fort Howard. 



PEOCEEDINGS OF THE ThIRTEIJNTH ANNUAL EnCAMPMENT 245 

Department of Massachusetts 

Comrade Gilbert W. Hunt, Lowell. 
Comrade A. B. Jones, Lynn. 
Comrade J. E. Sullivan, Brockton. 

Department of Minnesota 

Comrade John Loye, Camp N'o. 1, Eed Wing. 
Comrade Wm. West Phalinger, Camp No. 2, St. Paul. 
Comrade George J. Sherman, Camp Xo. 6, Duluth. 
Comrade John McPhillips, Camp No. 7, Fort Snelling. 
Comrade A. E. Edwards, Camp No. 9, Minneapolis. 
Comrade Nicholson Nicholson, Camp No. 11, Austin. 
Comrade Gustav Koschell, Camp No. 12, Winona. 
Comrade F. M. Schutte, Camp No. 13, Duluth. 
Comrade W. F. Brown, Camp No. 15, Chisholm. 
Comrade P. J. Fallon, Camp No. 16, Minneapolis. 
Comrade F. W. Bidwell, Camp No. 17, Virginia. 
Comrade T. F. Eogers, Camp No. 18, Albert Lea. 

Department of Nebraska 

Comrade George Yager, Camp No. 1, Omaha. 
Comrade John G. Maher, Camp No. 2, Lincoln. ^ 
Comrade Andrew Holt, Camp No. 9, Geneva. 
Comrade Frank H. Beals, Camp No. 10, Norfolk. 
Comrade Leonard Robinson, Camp No. 11, North Platte. 
Comrade Porter J. Hand, Camp No. 12, Nebraska City. 

Department of New Hampshire 

Comrade Edward S. Carroll, Camp No. 3, Concord. 
Comrade George O. Lane, Camp No. 4, Portsmouth. 
Comrade Henry Larsen, Camp No. 7, Dover. 
Comrade Walter C. Ellis, Camp No. 9, Keene. 
Comrade George H. Gamash, Camp No. 10, Newport. 
Comrade Fred A. Haynes, Camp No. 11, Claremont. 

Department of New Jersey 

Comrade George D. Love, Newark. 

Comrade Peter J. Savage, Alexandria Bay, N. T. 



246 tJi^iTED Spanish Wab Veterans 

Departfnent of New Mexico 
Comrade Pierce J. Reynolds, Camp No. 1, Fort Bayard. 

Department of New York 
Comrade William J. S. Dineen, Camp No. 4, Brooklyn. 

Department of Oklahoma 

Comrade Winfield Scott, Camp No. 2, Enid. 
Comrade J. Stratton Flick, Camp No. 3, Oklahoma City. 
Comrade Eichard Shanafelt, Camp No. 4, Muskogee. 
Comrade William Meeks, Camp No. 5, Vinita. 
Comrade R. B. Stewart, Camp No. 6, Lawton. 
Comrade J. Bart Foster, Camp No. 8, Chandler. 
Comrade George Gattis, Camp No. 9, Chickasha. 
Comrade Edwin H. Brown, Camp No. 11, Stillwater. 
Comrade II. D. Hewlett, Camp No. 13, Shawnee. 
Comrade Elmer Louderbeck, Camp No. 15, Tulsa. 
Comrade John S. Little, Camp No. 16, Fort Sill. 
Comrade L. M. Provost, Camp No. 17, Alva. 

Department of Oregon 

Comrade James E. Brockway, Camp No. 2, Portland. 
Comraie F. C. Stellmacher, Camp No. 4, Albany. 
Comrade Carl Abrams, Camp No. 5, Salem. 
Comrade Edward H. Joehnk, Camp No. 7, Marshfield. 
Comrade A. W. McLaughlin, Camp No. 10, Eugene. 
Comrade Henry M. Sellinger, Camp No. 11, Fort Stevens. 
Comrade F. M. Garrison, Camp No. 12, McMinnville. 
Comrade Charles J. Ferguson, Camp No. 13, Klamath Falls. 
Comrade Howard Davis, Camp No. 14, LaGrande. 
Comrade Leon W. Hyde, Camp No. 15, Hillsboro. 
Comrade J. J. Poorman, Camp No. 16, Woodburn. 
Comrade Jay H. Upton, Camp No. 17, Prineville. 
Comrade L. L. May, Roseburg. 

Department of Vermont 

Comrade H. Edward Dyer, Camp No. 1, Rutland. 
Comrade N. D. Ripley, Camp No. 2, St. Johnsburg. 
Comrade F. J. Waterman, Camp No. 3, Brattleboro. 



Peoceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Encampment 24:^ 

Comrade Charles Bashaw, Camp No. 9, Burlington. 
Comrade E. H. Holden, Camp No. 10, Bennington. 

Department of Virginia 

Comrade Geo. P. Shackelford, Camp No. 1, Richmond. 
Comrade A. W. Chenskain, Camp No. 3, Roanoke. 
Comrade C. N. Markham, Camp No. 4, Portsmouth. 
Comrade William M. Parker, Camp No. 5, Norfolk. 
Comrade C. A. Baldwin, Camp No. 7, Newport News. 
Comrade Charles Gaddess, Camp No. 10, Danville. 
Comrade Chas. P. Heinemann, Camp No. 11, Norfolk. 

Department of the Columbia 

Comrade Thomas M. Rodgers, Camp No. 1, Los Angeles, Cal. 
Comrade William N. Ricks, Camp No. 3, Oakland, C^al. 
Comrade Thomas Campbell, Camp No. 4, Denver, Colo. 
Comrade E. XJ. Moore, Camp No. 6, Vallejo, Cal. 
Comrade James H. Pumphrey, Camp No. 7, Seattle, Wash. 
Comrade Benjamin F. Payne, Camp No. 8, Topeka, Kans. 

Department of the Potomac 

Comrade W. H. Perry, Camp No. 1, Norfolk, Va. 
Comrade John A. Phillips, Camp No. 2, Norfolk, Va. 
Comrade Charles S. Piper, Camp No. 3, Garfield, D. C. 
Comrade J. C. Smith, Camp No. 4, Washington, D. C 
Comrade R. Hill, Camp No. 5, Petersburg, Va. 
Comrade W. H. White, Camp No. 6, Richmond, Va. 
Comrade G. Hobson, Camp No. 8, Richmond, Va. 
Comrade William H. Butler, Camp No. 10, St. Louis, Mo. 

Provisional Division of Arkansas 
Comrade R. W. Brown, Camp No. 1, Hot Springs. 

Provisional Division of Georgia 

Comrade Albert Markwalter, Camp No. 5, Augusta. 
Comrade John S. Madden, Camp No. 6, Atlanta. 
Comrade W. J. Simmons (at large), Atlanta. 



248 United Spanish Wak Vetesans 

Provisional Division of North Carolina 
Comrade Lawrence Riordan, Camp No. 6, Wilmington. 

Camps Unattached 

Comrade Arthur L. Lynn, Maj.-Gen. W. S. McCaskey Camp, 
Fort Bliss, Texas. 

Comrade John Schocklin, Maj. Albert G. Forse Camp, Fort 
Yellowstone, Wyoming. 
Official Editor of the U. S. W. V. for The American Standard 

Comrade James E. Maynard, Department of District of 
Columbia. 

Color Sergeants 

Comrade Bernard J. Kelly, Jeiferson Barracks, Missouri. 
Comrade B. J. Musholt, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. 

By order of the Commander-in-Chief, 

JERE A. COSTELLO, 

A djutant-General, 
Official : 

Chas. J. De Berard, 

Assistant Adjutant-General. 



l^ATiONAi, Headquarters 
UNITED SPAI^ISH WAR VETERANS 

Chemical Building 

St, Louis, October 15, 1915. 
General Orders No. 4 
Series 1915-16 

1. The following charters have been issued: 

Department of Missouri 
John H. Parker Camp, N"o. 18, Joplin. 

Department of Virginia 
Taylor-Higgins Camp, No. 11, Norfolk. 



Pboceedings of the Thibteentii Ani^ual Encampment 249 

2. The following Camp has been instituted: 

Department of the District of Columbia 
Semper Fidelis Camp, No. 10, Washington, D. C. 

3. Applications for charters from the following Camps have 
been approved: 

Camp at Astoria, Ore. 
Camp at Tucson, Ariz. 

4. Notice is hereby given that all requisitions for supplies, 
Camp reports, remittances, and all detail matter, should be sent 
direct to National Headquarters, 1112 Chemical Building, St. 
Louis, Mo., where Assistant Adjutant-General De Berard will 
give it immediate attention. 

5. It is the desire of this administration that the Washington 
office be of some benefit to the individual members of the Organi- 
zation, as well as to the Organization as a whole, and for that 
reason the Adjutant-General will be pleased to attend to any 
matter for any Comrade which he may desire brought before any 
of the Government Departments. Matters pertaining to pension 
applications, increases, and all other claims of whatsoever nature, 
will receive his personal attention. He will be glad to furnish 
such forms as are required for filing such claims, and advises the 
Comrades that they can unhesitatingly call upon him for his advice 
and assistance in all such matters. 

6. On the convening of Congress, December 6, there will be a 
bill introduced, which, if enacted into law, will give pensions to 
the widows and orphans of our deceased Comrades. Camps are 
earnestly requested to adopt resolutions at their next regular meet- 
ing urging the enactment of this legislation, and to send copies 
of such resolutions to the United States Senators and Representa- 
tives in Congress of their respective States. Also send a copy to 
the Adjutant-General and the Chairman of the Committee on 
Legislation, both addresses being Southern Building, Washington, 
D. C. 

Also, adopt resolutions urging the incoming Congress to enact 
legislation increasing our Army and Navy to a size adequate for 



250 TJnited Spanish War Veterans 

our National defense. Send copies of such resolutions as above 
requested. 

7. Notice : Any Comrade who served or knows the address of 
another who served in Battery L, 3d U. S. Artillery, during 1899 
or 1900, in the Philippine Islands, please communicate with 
Frank Motz, 966 Vernon avenue, Portland, Ore. 

By order of the Commander-in-Chief, 

JERE A. COSTELLO, 

Adjutant-General. 
OflScial : 

Chas. J. De Berard, 

Assistant Adjutant-General. 



National Headquarters 
UNITED SPANISH WAR VETERANS 

Chemical Building 

# 

St. Louis, Novemher 5, 1915. 
General Orders No. 5 

Series 1915-16 

1. Corporal William L. White Camp, No. 10, located in the 
city of St. Louis, State of Missouri, is hereby detached from the 
Department of the Potomac, and designated Corporal William 
L. White Camp, No. 10, unattached, of St. Louis, Mo. 

2. Said Camp will correspond with and report direct to the 
National Headquarters. 

3. National Aide-de-Camp William H. Butler is hereby released 
from duty with the Department of the Potomac. 

4. National Aide-de-Camp William H. Butler will report direct 
to the Commander-in-Chief. 

By order of the Commander-in-Chief, 

JERE A. COSTELLO, 

Adjutant-General. 
Official : 

Chas. J. De Berard, 

Assistant Adjutant-General, 



Proceedings of the Thikteenth Annual Encampment 251 

National Heauquaeters 

UNITED SPANISH WAR VETERANS 

Chemical Building 

St. Louis, Mo., Novemher 15, 1915. 
General Orders No. 6 

Series 1915-16 

1. The following appointments are hereby announced: 

Provisional Division Commanders 

Arkansas 
Comrade Gustav Orth, Hot Springs. 

Georgia 
Comrade George N. Watson, Atlanta. 

Aides-de-Camp on the Staff of the Commander-in-Chief 
Assigned to Extension Work in the Regular Army 

Department of Missouri 

Comrade J. H. Scully, Jefferson Barracks. 

Department of New York 
Comrade James S. Holmes, Fort Totten. 

Aides-de-Camp on the Staff of the Commander-in-Chief 

Department of the DistHct of Columbia 

Comrade James H. Blount, Camp No. 4, Washington, D. C. 
Comrade Joseph W. Harriman, Camp No. 7, Washington, D. C. 
Comrade John . Gallagher (at large), Washington, D. C. 
Comrade Joseph P. McCrink (at large), Washington, D. C. 
Comrade Daniel J. Leahy (at large), Washington^ D. C, 



252 tlNiTED Spanish War Veterans 

Department of Hawaii 

Comrade Thomas A. Marlowe, Camp JS'o. 1, Schofield Barracks. 
Comrade Philip Fisher, Camp No. 2, Schofield Barracks. 
Comrade Ira Crecelius, Camp No. 3, Schofield Barracks. 
Comrade John R. Malsbury, Camp No. 4, Schofield Barracks. 
Comrade Delbert P. Green, Camp No. 5, Schofield Barracks. 

Department of Illinois 

Comrade Fred Brown, Camp No. 18, Sterling. 
Comrade Samuel Cushing, Camp No. 23, Dixon. 
Comrade James Ferguson, Camp No. 33, Minot, N. D. 

Department of Missouri 

Comrade Walter Rick, Camp No. 1, St. Louis. 
Comrade Philip Schumacher, Camp No. 2, St. Louis. 
Comrade M. B. Lilly, Camp No. 4, St. Louis. 
Comrade Earl A. McBride, Camp No. 7, Kansas City. 
Comrade Ora O. Evans, Camp No. 14, St. Louis. 
Comrade James A. Rose, Camp No. 15, St.* Louis. 
Comrade Charles A. Skinner, Camp No. 16, West Plains. 
Comrade Walter W. Gaugh, Camp No. — ^ Kansas City. 

Department of Nehrasha 

Comrade John W. McDonnell, Camp No. 3, Fairbury. 
Comrade August Wagner, Camp No. 4, Columbus. 
Comrade A. H. HoUingworth, Camp No. 8, Beatrice. 

Department of New Hampshire 

Comrade John F. Courtney, Camp No. 5, Manchester. 
Comrade Ernest G. Muzzey, Camp No. 10, Newport. 

Department of New Jersey 

Comrade Ezra C. Chacey, Camp No. 1, Patersdn. 
Comrade John H. Doremus, Camp No. 2, Passaic. 
Comrade Arthur G. Orme, Camp No. 4, Bayonne. 
Comrade Thomas J. Rossi ter, Camp No. 13, Newark. 
Comrade A. L. Beckhardt, Camp No. 26, Newark. 



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Department of New York 

Comrade Wm. J. S. Dineen, Brooklyn Hills. 
Comrade Edward Eoole, l^ew York City. 
Comrade Burton L. Rider, Oswego. 
Comrade Irving Coon, ISTew York City. 
Comrade Dennis F. Hynes, New Rochelle. 
Comrade Wm. Hansen, Brooklyn. 
Comrade Charles H. Wenz, Jamaica, L. I. 
Comrade James F. Reynolds, Holbrook, L. I. 
Comrade P. J. Guilfoyle, Syracuse. 
Comrade Claude L. Seller, Rochester. 
Comrade C. E. Cortright, Elmira. 
Comrade Robinson Germond, Union Course. 
Comrade Wm. O. Isaacson, Jamestown. 
Comrade Robert G. Swanson, Jamestown. 
Comrade Charles J. Watson, West Point. 
Comrade Frederick T. Elbers, Buffalo. 
Comrade Henry E. W. Simon, Buffalo. 
Comrade William C. Gertz, Buffalo.. 
Comrade James T. Carroll, Brooklyn. 
Comrade Ben Rosenberg, New York City. 
Comrade Dallas M. Sprecker, Fort Wadsworth. 

Department of Ohio 

Comrade Frank W^inter, Camp No. 1, Cincinnati. 
Comrade Herbert E. Kelly, Camp No. 7, Dayton. 
Comrade J. Jay Biery, Camp No. 13, Findley. 
Comrade Harry J. Neleigh, Camp No. 14, Tiffin. 
Comrade (xeorge S. Powley, Camp No. 25, Norwalk. 
Comrade David Edwards, Camp No. 26, Youngstown. 
Comrade Charles Fishbough, Camp No. 31, Lancaster. 
Comrade Alvin Eichman, Camp No. 33, Bucyrus. 
Comrade W. A. Sargent, Camp No. 34, Clyde. 
Comrade H. E. Finfrock, Camp No. 36, Covington. 
Comrade A. C. Rogers, Camp No. 41, Cleveland. 
Comrade James M. Alward, Camp No. 49, Columbus. 
Comrade H. M. Glazier, Camp No. 50, Cleveland. 
Comrade Louis F. Otto, Camp No. 52, Marj'sville, 



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Comrade Ira C. Kinney, Camp Xo. 55, Canton. 
Comrade William Vehlber, Camp Xo. 62, Elyria. 
Comrade C. T. Atwell, Cainp Xo. 67, Zanesville. 
Comrade W. J. Walker, Camp Xo. 69, Columbus Barracks. 
Comrade Geo. W. Slemmer, Camp Xo. 73, Upper Sandusky. 
Comrade Henrj- C. Taylor, Camp Xo. 78, Athens. 
Comrade Emery Martin, Camp Xo. 79, Portsmouth. 
Comrade John Lazelle, Camp Xo. 80, Coshocton. 
Comrade Wm. TJttman, Camp Xo. 84, Hillsboro. 
Comrade John M. Burr, Camp Xo. 85, Cardington. 

Department of Pennsylvania 

Comrade Robert J. Hanna, Camp Xo. 1, Philadelphia. 
Comrade Don O. Ihmson, Camp Xo. 1, Pittsburgh. 
Comrade Herbert Skinner, Camp Xo. 2, AUentown. 
Comrade Wm. E. Weidner, Camp Xo. 3, Beading. 
Comrade H. Herbert Harris, Camp Xo. 4, Milton. 
Comrade Geo. T. Drake, Camp Xo. 6, Waverly, X. Y. 
Comrade Xorman W. Ream, Camp Xo. 8, Harrisburg. 
Comrade A. C. Stear, Camp Xo. 9, Salamanca, X. Y. 
Comrade Samuel W. Hinson, Camp Xo. 10, Philadelphia. 
Comrade Samuel G. Leisey, Camp Xo. 11, Shamokin. 
Comrade C. E. Rissell, Camp Xo. 12, Greenville. 
Comrade Adrin A. Garrison, Camp Xo. 13, Xanticoke. 
Comrade Frank P. Kelly, Camp Xo. 14, Carbondale. 
Comrade Chas. A. Smith, Camp Xo. 15, Pittsburgh. 
Comrade Harry A. Hall, Camp Xo. 16, Ridgway. 
Comrade E. G. Gage, Camp Xo. 17, Pittston. 
Comrade Crittenden J. Coon, Camp Xo. 19, Kingston. 
Comrade Sherman E. Mattocks, Camp Xo. 23, Sharon. 
Comrade C. G. Logan, Camp Xo. 24, Xew Castle. 
Comrade Stephen X. Lindemuth, Camp Xo. 25, Shenandoah. 
Comrade Charles Bishop, Camp Xo. 26, Mahanoy City. 
Comrade John C. Jordon, Camp Xo. 27, Philadelphia. 
Comrade Fred Wahner, Camp Xo. 29, Mt. Carmel. 
Comrade Wilber S. Pole, Camp Xo. 31, Erie. 
Comrade J. H. Leib, Camp Xo. 32, Pottsville. 
Comrade Edgar H. Xegley, Camp Xo. 33, Butler. 



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Comrade J. D. Carr, Camp Xo. 34, Meadeville. 
Comrade J. A. Mawhmney, Camp No. 36, Franklin. 
Comrade Ottman Kulmas, Camp K^o. 38, Philadelphia. 
Comrade E. M. Metz, Camp No. 39, Oil City. 
Comrade Wm. E. Saville, Camp No. 41, Scranton. 
Comrade Frank L. Glausman, Camp No. 42, Philadelphia. 
Comrade William Dennis, Camp No. 43, Easton. 
Comrade Noah C. Sholtz, Camp No. 46, Somerset. 
Comrade Harry T. Lear, Camp No. 49, West Chester. 
Comrade Nathan O'Neal, Camp No. 52, Norristown. 
Comrade Norman A. Adams, Camp No. 53, Lancaster. 
Comrade L. W. Barton, Camp No. 54, Bradford. 
Comrade (^has. Henderson, Camp No. 55, Scarboro, W. Va. 
Comrade Geo. P. Schwartz, Camp No. 56, Hazleton. 
Comrade Frank Starr, Camp No. 57, Sunbury. 
Comrade Eugene V. Coleman, Camp No. 58, Honesdale. 
Comrade Wm. F. Deitsch, Camp No. 59, New Brighton. 
Comrade C. A. Biltz, Camp No. 60, Tamaqua. 
Comra^de Howard T. Bluett, Camp No. 61, Philadelphia. 
Comrade Wm. E. Super, Camp No. 62, St. Clair. 
Comrade Fred W. Church, Camp No. 64, Johnstown. 
Comrade J. Beaver Gearhart, Camp No. 65, Danville. 
Comrade Walter L. Drenning, Camp No. 67, Wrightsville. 
Comrade Jas. J. Logan, Camp No. 68, York. 
Comrade Frank W. Parsons, Camp No. 69, Corry. 
Comrade Alfred J. Nealis, Camp No. 70, Bellefonte. 
Comrade C. C. McLain, Camp No. 71, Indiana. 

Department of Texas 

Comrade S. E. Hauha, Camp No. 1, San Antonio. 
Comrade C. E. Athey, Camp No. 2, El Paso. 
Comrade H. A. Hunt, Camp No. 4, Dallas. 
Comrade Wm. J. Murphy, Camp No. 7, Galveston. 

Department of Virginia 

Comrade A. W. Obenshain, Camp No. 3, Koanoke. 
Comrade James C. Causey, Jr., Camp No. 6, Suffolk. 
Comrade J. E. Hendrickson, Camp No. 8, National Soldiers' 
Home, Hampton. 



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Department of Washington and Alaska 

Comrade Wm. B. Mullins, Camp No. 1, Tacoma. 
Comrade Thos. J. L. Kennedy, Camp Ifo. 2, Seattle. 
Comrade Otto H. Herb, Camp No. 3, Bremerton. 
Comrade Geo. W. Duffy, Camp No. 4, Spokane. 
Comrade W. L. Lemmon, Camp No. 5, North Yakima. 
Comrade John Williams, Camp No. 6, Vancouver. 
Comrade E. A. McKenna, Camp No. 7, Aberdeen. 
Comrade W. P. Brown, Camp No. 8, Bellingham. 
Comrade Chas. A. Turner, Camp No. 9, Everett. 
Comrade F. L. Wells, Camp No. 10, Walla Walla. 
Comrade John O. Miller, Camp No. 11, Seattle. 
Comrade C. H. Armstrong, Camp No. 12, Wenatchee. 
Comrade Wm. J. Daly, Camp No. 13, Port Townsend. 
Comrade E. L. Harter, Camp No. 15, Olympia. 
Comrade Ered L. Ballau, Camp No. 17, EUensburg. 
Comrade Perry A. Downing, Camp No. 18, South Bend. 
Comrade John M. Schmidt, Camp No. 19, Eort Worden. 
Comrade G. C. Parmenter, Camp No. 20, Eort Liscum. 
Comrade August Oese, Camp No. 21, Centralia. 
Comrade A. H. Webster, Camp No. 22, Tacoma. 
Comrade Samuel Shove, Camp No. 24, Camas. 
Comrade Walter Berry, Camp No. 25, Orting. 

Provisional Division of South Dakota 

Comrade R. C. Warne, Camp No. 2, Mitchell. 
Comrade Earl Klock, Camp No. 3, Hot Springs. 
Comrade Harry Bershon, Camp No. 5, Sioux Ealls. 

Camps Unattached 

Comrade Osgood Smith, Camp No. 1, Habana, Cuba. 
Comrade Samuel C. Bothwell, Camp No. 1, San Juan, Porto 
Rico. 

Comrade J. C. Miller, Camp No. 2, Charleston, S. C. 

By order of the Commander-in-Chief, 

JERE A. COSTELLO, 

A djutant-General, 
Official : 

Chas. J. De Beearb, 

Assistant Adjutant-General. 



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N^ATIONAL HeADQUASTEBS 

UNITED SPANISH WAR VETERANS 

CnsMiCAii Btjiij>iwg 

St. Louis^ Mo.^ November 18, 1915. 

General Orders No. 7 

Series 1915-16 

1. The following appointments are hereby announced: 

Committee on Finance 

Comrade R. B. Waite, Department of Missouri, St. Louis. 
Comrade Martin Sherer, Department of Missouri, St. Louis. 
Comrade Meyer Hurwits, Department of Missouri, East St. 
Louis, HI. 

Committee on National Soldiers' Home 

Comrade J. H. Gallagher, California. 
Comrade Chas. M. Crayton, Illinois. 
Comrade John £. King, Indiana. 
Comrade E. L. Robinson, Kansas. 
Comrade W. I. Sterling, Maine. 
Comrade Oscar E. Harper, South Datota. 
Comrade J. S. Gray, Tennessee. 
Comrade. F. G. Dana, Wisconsin. 

2. The following charters have been issued: 

Department of Kansas 
Malolos Camp No. 6, Kansas City. 

Department of Nebraska 

Guy Dodge Camp No. 3, reorganized, Fairbury. 
Bruce E. Macey Camp No. 8, Beatrice. 

Department of New York 

Col. Charles W. Williams Camp No. 101, Highland Falls. 
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Department of Oregon 
Thomas M. Anderson Camp No. 17, Prineville. 

Department of Virginia 
Gen. Henry 0. Hasbrouck Camp No. 5, reorganized, Suffolk. 

Provision Division of Wyoming 
Maj. F. M. Foote Camp No. 3, Cheyenne. 

3. The following Camps have been instituted: 

Department of Oregon 
Edward Young Camp No. 18, Astoria. 

Provisional Division of Maryland 
Gen. Henry W. Lawton Camp No. 5, Baltimore. 

4. The following application for charter has been approved : 

Department of New Jersey 
Ensign Worth Bagley Camp No. 21, Plainfield. 

5. Col. Hayden Y. Grubbs Camp No. 55, El Paso, Tex., is 
hereby detached from the Department of California and designated 
the Col. Hayden Y. Grubbs Camp No. 55, unattached. Said Camp 
will report direct to National Headquarters. 

Notice 

6. The following change in prices is announced: 

Honorary Membership Badges — Single badges, 75o. ; half 
dozen or more, 50c each. No discount allowed. 

7. To avoid delay in handling matters pertaining to individual 
Comrades or to Camps, it is advised that all such be sent through 
channels. The Commander-in-Chief will give his personal atten- 
tion to such matters of individual Comrades as are not required 
to come through channels. 

8. Pertaining to Paragraph 5, General Orders No. 4, the Adju- 
tant-General has called my attention to the necessity of having 
Comrades, who avail themselves of the opportunities offered 



Pbocbbdings of the Thirteenth Annual Encampment 359 

therein, to get the approval of their Camp Commander to such 
matters as they wish to call to his attention. It is imperative that 
the time of the Adjutant-General be taken up in the interest of 
members of the organization only, and he has no means of knowing 
whether the Comrade addressing him is a member in good standing 
or not, unless it should come through channels, and where that is 
inconvenient, it should at least have the approval of his Camp 
Commander. 

Taps 

9. It is with deep regret that the death of Past Chaplain-in- 
Chief W. H. I. Reaney is announced. Father Reaney has been 
active in the organization since its inception. He was known and 
beloved and will be sorely missed by our entire membership. 

It is with deep regret that the death of Comrade Arthur B. 
Spink, Adjutant, Department of Rhode Island, is announced. 
Comrade Spink was devoted to our cause, and was one of the most 
active Comrades in our organization. Particularly will the De- 
partment of Rhode Island miss him. 

The sympathies of the organization are extended to the relatives 
of these two sterling Comrades. 

By order of the Commander-in-Chief, 

JERE A. COSTELLO, 

A djutant'Oeneral. 
Official : 

Chas. J. De Bebaed, 

Assistcmt Adjutant'Oeneral. 



260 United Spatosh War Veteeans 

National Headquartbes 
UNITED SPANISH WAR VETERANS 

Chemical Buildino 

St. Louis^ Mo.^ Decemher 15, 1915. 

General Orders No 8 

Series 1915-16 
1. The following appointments are hereby announced: 

Commanders of ProvisioTial Divisions 

Arizona. — Comrade Maynard A. Frazier^ Fleming Block, 
Phoenix. 

Tennessee, — Comrade Robert B. Cook, James Building, Chat- 
tanooga. 

Central Committee for National Soldiers' Home 

Comrade C. S. Stewart, Chairman, Provisional Division of 
Tennessee, Chattanooga. 

Comrade Thomas W. Bath, Camp No. 3, Department of Illinois, 
Bloomington. 

Comrade C. B. Huffman, Camp No. 3, Department of Kansas, 
Columbus. 

Chief Musician 

Comrade Arthur G. Mohle, Camp No. 44, Department of Illi- 
nois, Chicago. 

Aides-de-Camp o-^ the Staff of the Commander-in-Chief and 

Assigned to Special Duty 

Department of California 

Comrade William Downey, San Francisco. 
Comrade Adam Gill, Vallejo. 

Department of the District of Columbia 
Comrade Albert J. Hawkins, Camp No. 4, Washington. 

Department of Pennsylvania 
Comrade T. H. McLoughlin, Scranton. 



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Provisional Division of Tennessee 

Comrade Dan Garvin, Camp No. 10, Chattanooga, and ordered 
to report to the Commander. 

Unattached 

Comnide Joseph E. Mitchell, Camp No. 10, St. Louis. 
Aides-de-Camp on the Staff of the Commandee-in-Chief 

Depaaiment of California 

Comrade E. H. Baker, Camp No. 1, Vallejo. 
Comrade H. A. Green, Camp No. 2, San Francisco. 
Comrade Frank H. Bileski, Camp No. 4, Stockton. 
Comrade Jacob Alexander, Camp No. 5, Sacramento. 
Comrade Will Kelly, Camp No. 6, Fresno. 
Comrade H. B. Orwig, Camp No. 7, Oakland. 
Comrade C. W. Davison, Camp No. 8, San Jose. 
Comrade Charles B. Marsh, Camp No. 9, Los Angeles. 
Comrade Frank T. Smiley, Camp No. 10, San Francisco. 
Comrade H. Shierloh, Camp No. 11, Woodland. 
Comrade L. W. Kohler, Camp No. 12, Santa Kosa. 
Comrade F. W. Nitzche, Camp No. 13, Berkeley. 
Comrade Peter A. Busch, Camp No. 14, Presidio. 
Comrade Fletcher G. Booth, Camp No. 15, San Bernardino. 
Comrade Otto Bach, Camp No. 16, Monterey. 
Comrade J. H. Gallaher, Camp No. 17, Veterans' Home. 
Comrade W. G. Turney, Camp No. 18, San Rafael. 
Comrade A. J. McGregor, Camp No. 19, Martinez. 
Comrade R. V. Dodge, Camp No. 20, San Diego. 
Comrade E. E. Cherrington, Camp No. 23, Long Beach. 
Comrade George S. Biggin, Camp No. 27, Eedland. 
Comrade C. P. Nahor, Camp No. 29, Alameda. 
Comrade A. W. Horswill, Camp No. 30, Pasadena. 
Comrade Edward Guthrie, Camp No. 31, Bakersfield. 
Comrade W. A. Shannon, Camp No. 32, Selma. 
Comrade F. F. Canon, Camp No. 33, Sacramento. 
Comrade W. G. AUgem, Camp No. 35, Napa. 
Comrade W. B. Eichbaum, Camp No. 36, Los Angeles. 
Comrade W. H. Copping, Camp No. 41, Pasadena. 



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Comrade W. G. Bryce, Camp No. 43, Soldiers' Home. 
Comrade Chas. A. Rogers, Camp No. 46, Richmond. 
Comrade W. T. Dillon, Camp No. 47, Fort Baker. 
Comrade E. Linnel, Camp No. 48, Visalia. 
Comrade C. E. Daniels, Camp No. 51, Pomona. 
Comrade Frank E. Shearer, Camp No. 52, Chico. 
Comrade F. E. Peaslack, Camp No. 54, Eureka. 
Comrade R. M. Galbreth, Camp No. 56, Los Angeles. 
Comrade Harry S. Russill, Camp No. 57, Escondido. 
Comrade C. J. Dutreaux, Camp No. 58, Fort McDowell. 
Comrade Robert Sherwood, Camp No. 59, Coronado. 

Department of Illinois 

Comrade Joseph Long, Camp No. 29, Chicago. 
Comrade Jacob Clemmons, Camp No. 33, Streator. 
Comrade Thomas R. Patton, Camp No. 56, Chicago. 
Comrade J. L. Sweeney, Camp No. 61, East St. Louis. 
Comrade John M. Tipton, Camp No. 64, Springfield. 
Comrade James Bums, Camp No. 65, Kankakee. 
Comrade J. J. Woodman, Camp No. 68, Virden. 
Comrade William H. Betts, Camp No. 69, Canton. 
Comrade J. H. Young, Camp No. 66, West Frankfort. 
Comrade Chas. M. Sneed, Camp No. 77, McLeansboro. 

Department of New Jersey 
Comrade Ward G. Berry, Camp No. 5, Hackensack. 

Department of New York 

Comrade Hyman Finkelstone, Camp No. 3, Bronx. 
Comrade William 0. Bailey, Camp No. 8, Mount Vernon. 
Comrade Joseph E. Allen, Jr., Camp No. 18, Brooklyn. 
Comrade Hiram C. Todd, Camp No. 58, Saratoga Springs. 
Comrade John A. Prodo, Camp No. 98, Brooklyn. 
Comrade John E. Clare, Camp No. — , New York City. 
Comrade James Tweed, Camp-at-Large, Newburgh. 

Department of Pennsylvania 

Comrade Joseph Essex, Scranton. 
Comrade Nicholas Birtel, Scranton. 
Comrade S. W. Ford, Pittsburgh. 



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2. The following corrections are ordered : 

National Aides-de-Camp 

Comrade Henry M. Taylor, listed as Henry C, Department of 
Ohio. 

Comrade William A. Mullins, listed as William B., Department 
of Washington and Alaska. 

Committee on Finance 

Comrade Meyer Hurwitz, listed as Department of Missouri, De- 
partment of Illinois. 

By order of the Commander-in-Chief, 

JERE A. COSTELLO, 

Adjutant-General. 
Official: 

Chas. J. De Bebabd^ 

Assistant Adjutant-General. 



National Headquarters 

UNITED SPANISH WAR VETERANS 

Chemical Building 

St. Louis, Mo., Deceinber 23, 1915. 
General Orders No. 9 

Series 1915-16 

1. The following charters have been issued: 

Department of California 

Richter-McKinnon Camp No. 2, San Francisco. 
Fred D. Grant Camp No. 57, Escondido. 

Department of Kansas 
Charles Herzer Camp No. 22, Dodge City. 

Department of Oregon 
George Starmer Camp No. 19, Roseburg. 



264 Unitbd SpAiasH Wab Yeteiians 

Depa/riment of Texas 
Hamilton Fish Camp No. 2, El Paso. 

Provisional Division of Arizona 
Buckey O'Neill Camp No. 2, Tucson. 

2. The following Camp has been instituted : 

Department of New Jersey 
Ensign Worth Bagley Camp No. 21. 

3. The following charters have been approved: 

Department of Connecticut 
Camp at Bristol, Conn. 

Department of Florida 
Camp at St. Petersburg, Fla. 

Department of Illinois 
Camp at Oak Park, 111. 

Department of Pennsylvania 
Camp at Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Important Notice 

Comrades addressing the Adjutant-General in reference to pen- 
sion matters will facilitate his work by giving their full service and 
the number of the claim at the Pension Bureau, which is the only 
means of identification of the papers at that office. In case the 
claim is a widow's, minor's or dependent's, care must be exercised 
in giving the correct name and relationship of the claimant and 
the service of the deceased soldier. 

National Defense 

4. One of the most vital problems before the American people 
to-day is that of Preparedness and Defense. 

In advance of the official issue of the TJ. S. W. V. Constitution, 
now being prepared, I wish to quote you the sections bearing on 
these subjects: 



Proceedings of the Tiiibteeitth Ankual EwoAMPMEiirT 265 

" 7th. To encourage and promote the maintenance of an ade- 
quate military and naval establishment in our country, and an 
efficient military and naval force in the several States, with a 
proper system for organizing a volunteer army in time of war. 

" 8th. To educate our people to a sense of the necessity for 
making provision for National defense, and to the importance of 
educating and maintaining the youth of the land, so that they may 
be able efficiently to serve their country and defend the flag in 
time of war. 

" 9th. To so develop the Order that it may be a valuable aid 
to the army and navy and the Grovemment during any future war." 

These provisions in our Constitution were adopted more than 
two years ago, and before the present European war was ever 
thought of. 

It is my earnest desire that every Camp in the U. S. W. V. adopt 
some form of resolution on the subject of IN'ational defense and 
preparedness and forward copies to their members of Congress, 
United States Senators and the President of the United States. 

This is one of the greatest opportunities our organization has 
ever had to be of special service to our country — a service that 
we are called upon to give, as provided in our Constitution. 

5. Your attention is called to the Widows and Orphans' Pension 
bill, officially known as the " Key bill, H. E. 54." 

Every Camp in the U. S. W. V. should at once pass resolutions 
in behaK of this bill, as suggested in the letter of the chairman of 
the Committee on Legislation of November 15, 1915, forwarding 
copies to Headquarters, as well as to your Senators and Represen- 
tatives, as these will be presented to the committee and should have 
great weight. 

6. Attention of all Camps is called to the amended provisions 
in r^ard to honorary membership, which are a part of the Con- 
stitution, and as such will be copied into the Rules and Regula- 
tions. 

These provisions were published in the October issue of The 
American Standard in advance of the official issue of the Constitu- 
tion, ordered printed by the Twelfth National Encampment, 
"Important Action on Constitution/^ It is extremely important 
that it be understood that all elections to honorary membership. 



266 United Spanish Wab Veterans 

aside from those of the older veterans, must have the sanction of 
the Department Commander, as well as that of ISTational Head- 
quarters, and that no musters must take place until these sanctions 
have been obtained. 

7. Camps are earnestly urged to subscribe as a whole for The 
American Standard. 

Comrades, the only way that news of the organization is dissemi- 
nated is through the columns of The American Standard. " Gen- 
eral Orders" are published only in this way. Xews of vital im- 
portance to the members of the organization is contained in every 
issue. National Headquarters furnishes three copies to each Camp 
in the organization for the Commander, Adjutant and Quarter- 
master, but National Headquarters feels that every member of the 
organization should receive the paper; and, therefore, again ear- 
nestly urge the Camps to subscribe as a whole. 

8. Notice is hereby given that the per capita tax for term end- 
ing December 31, 1915, is now due and payable. Department 
and Camp oflScers are requested to get their reports in promptly. 

Notice 

9. The following changes in prices are ordered: 

Rituals 25c. each 

Books of Ceremonies 35c. each 

Rules and Regulations — 

Cloth 40c. each 

Leather 75c. each 

Not subject to discount. 

By order of the Commander-in-Chief, 

JERE A. COSTELLO, 

A djutant'Getieral, 
OflScial : 

Chas. J. Db Beraed, 

Assista/nt Adjutant-Oeneral. 



Pboceedings of the Thirteenth ANNUAii ENCAMPMEiirT 267 

National Officers, U. S. W. V. 

Commander-in-Chief — Hon. L. C. Dyer, House of Representa- 
tives, Washington, D. C, or St. Lonis, Mo. 

Senior Vice-Commander-in-Chief — Neil F. McDonald, 10 Tre- 
mont street, Charlestown, Mass. 

Junior Vice-Commander-in-Chief — Edward R. Conley, 130 
Washington avenue, Scranton, Pa. 

Deputy Commanders-in-Chief — L. E. Toomey, Hawaii; Al- 
bert Bryan, Philippine Islands; Harrison Johnson, Caguas, P. R. 

Chief of Staff — William Jones, 4380 Carpenter avenue, New 
York City. 

Adjutant-General — Jere A. Costello, Southern Building, 
Washington, D. C. 

Quartermaster-General — Arnold Meyer, 1112 Chemical Build- 
ing, St. Louis, Mo. 

Inspector-General — Thomas Goldingay, 88 E. Kinney street, 
IN'ewark, N. J. 

Judge Advocate-General — John T. Curtin, Washington Build- 
ing, Los Angeles, Cal. 

Surgeon-General — Dr. S. Clifford Cox, 2018 I street, N. W., 
Washington, D. C. 

Chaplain-in-Chief — Rev. John Randolph, Sixth U. S. Inf., El 
Paso, Tex. 

Patriotic Instructor — Sheridan Eerree, 3465 Macomb street, 
]^. W., Washington, D. C. 

Provost Marshal — John J. Allen, Police Headquarters, Nor- 
folk, Va. 

National Historian — W. D. Tucker, 310 Third street, S. W., 
Canton, Ohio. 

Assistant Adjutant-General — Charles J. de Berard, 1112 
Chemical Building, St. Louis, Mo. 

Assistant Quartermaster-General — Joseph L. Chamberlain, 
Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, Mo. 

Color Sergeants — Bernard J. Kelly, Jefferson Barracks, St. 
Louis, Mo. ; B. J. Musholt, Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, Mo. 

Chairman Committee on Legislation — D. V. Chisholm, South- 
ern Building, Washington, D. C. 

Official Editor, U. S. W. V., James E. Maynard, 1438 Meridian 
street, N. W., Washington, D. C. 



268 United Spanish Wab Veterans 

National Headqtjabteks 
UNITED SPANISH WAR VETERANS 

Chemical Building 

St. Louis, Mo., January 15, 1916. 

General Orders No. 10 

Series 1915-16 

1. The following appointments are hereby announced : 

Aides-de-Camp on the Stapp of the Commandee-in-Chief 

Department of hidiana 

Comrade F. R. Bonifield, Camp No. 1, Indianapolis. 
Comrade J. Conrad Shade, Camp No. 4, Warsaw. 
Comrade W. S. Trachsel, Camp No. 5, Elkhart. 
Comrade A. H. Kuhlman, Camp No. 14, Auburn. 
Comrade Roy C. Norris, Camp No. 20, Richmond. 
Comrade Wilbur Ryman, Camp No. 21, Muncie. 
Comrade John 0. Fryer, Camp No. 32, Marion. 
Comrade WiUiam F. Ranke, Camp No. 36, Fort Wayne. 
Comrade Charles F. Harman, Camp No. 37, Evansville. 
Comrade A. W. Dudley, Camp No. 38, Terre Haute. 
Comrade James F. Powell, Camp No. 39, Indianapolis. 
Comrade Harold M. Xromer, Camp No. 46, Frankfort. 
Comrade Eugene Hawkins, Camp No. 48, Greencastle. 
Comrade Edward S. Harvey, Camp No. 49, Lebanon. 
Comrade J. O. Murphy, Camp No. 50, Wabash. 

Department of Minnesota 

Comrade Henri Jacob, Camp No. 2, St. Paul. 

Department of New York 
Comrade Edward J. Palmquist, Binghamton. 
Comrade George W. Bradley, New York. 

Department of Pennsylvania 

Comrade James J. O'Malley, Camp No. 41, Scranton. 
Comrade Thomas W. Hegarty, Camp No. 19, Wilkes-Barre. 



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Department of Rhode Island 

Comrade John Kelly, Camp No. 1, Providence. 
Comrade Christopher J. Cooper, Camp No. 3, Newport. 
Comrade Cornelius F. Doyle, Camp No. 4, Providence. 
Comrade Arthur N. Nash, Camp No. 6, Westerly. 
Comrade Thomas T. McGee, Camp No. 7, Woonsocket. 
Comrade John A. Cronin, Camp No. 8, Pawtucket. 

Department of Wisconsin 

Comrade John Streich, Camp No. 1, Oshkosh. 
Comrade William Abel, Camp No. 2, Manitowoc. 
Comrade H. F. Heckert, Camp No. 3, Appleton. 
Comrade W. W. Kobinson, Camp No. 4, Milwaukee. 
Comrade A. J. Obenberger, Camp No. 5, Milwaukee. 
Comrade Willard T. Saucerman, Camp No. 6, Monroe. 
Comrade Harry Means, Camp No. 7, Beloit. 
Comrade Joseph Trivlso, Camp No. 8, Menomonie. 
Comrade F. F. Imig, Camp No. 9, Fort Atkinson. 
Comrade A. F. Schmidt, Camp No. 10, Madison. 
Comrade Herbert F. Zemecke, Camp No. 11, La Crosse. 
Comrade Albert Toepfer, Camp No. 12, Sheboygan. 
Comrade Ben Anderson, Camp No. 16, Racine. 
Comrade H. H. Williams, Camp No. 17, Sparta. 
Comrade John S. Foat, Camp No. 18, Ripon. 
Comrade J. P. Inda, Camp No. 19, Milwaukee. 
Comrade Claude R. Soule, Camp No. 20, Tomah. 
Comrade Matt Conroy, Camp No. 21, Whitewater. 
Comrade H. W. Klopf, Camp No. 22, Neillsville. 
Comrade C. W. Mooney, Camp No. 23, Janesville. 
Comrade F. W. Cushing, Camp No. 25, Portage. 
Comrade F. A. Russell, t^amp No. 26, Superior. 
Comrade E. S. Pearsall, Camp No. 27, Eau Claire. 
Comrade Carl Quam, Camp No. 30, Stoughton. 
Comrade Asa Baldwin, Camp No. 31, Mauston. 
Comrade Otto H. Vorpahl, Camp No. 32, Beaver Dam. 
Comrade F. G. Dana, Camp No. 33, Milwaukee. 
Comrade William E. Otis, Camp No. 34, Ashland. 
Comrade Major Greene, Camp No. 35, Marinette. 



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Comrade Harvey Irish, Camp No. 86, Washburn. 
Comrade Frank Drake, Camp No. 37, Wausau. 

Provisional Division of North Dakota 
Comrade William A. Witter, Camp No. 2, Kay. 

Una4;tached 
Comrade R. C. Shady, Chagres 1, Canal Zone. 

2. The appointment of Comrade Gustav Orth as Commander of 
the Provisional Division of Arkansas is hereby revoked, and the 
office is declared vacant. 

Important Notice 

Attention is directed to Sec. 1, Art. 8, Part 6, Rules and Regu- 
lations, which specifically provides that all articles issued by 
National Headquarters, " Shall be exclusively used." Any Com- 
rade, Camp or Department purchasing elsewhere do so in direct 
violation of the Rules and Regulations. Some firms are duplicat- 
ing some of the supplies of our Order, and advertising same at a 
cut-rate, hence this notice. 

By order of the Commander-in-Chief, 

JERE A. COSTELLO, 

A djutant'Oeneral. 
Official : 

Chas. J. De Berari), 

Assistant Adjutant-General. 



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!N ATiONAi. Headquastebs 

UNITED SPANISH WAE VETEEANS 

Chemical Building 

St. Louis, Mo., January 22, 1916. ' 
General Orders No. 11 
Series 1915-16 

1. The following Camps have been reorganized : 

Department of Oregon 
Malabon Camp No. 6, Pendleton. 

Department of Texas 

Hamilton Fish Camp No. 2, El Paso. 
Louis A. Holman Camp No. 3, Paris. 

2. The following charters have been issued : 

Department of California 

Riehter McKinnon Camp No. 2, San Francisco. (Consolida- 
tion of Reinhold Eichter Camp No. 2 and William D. McKinnon 
Camp No. 38.) 

Fred D. Grant Camp No. 57, Escondido. 

• Department of Kansas 

Charles Herzer Camp No. 22, Dodge' City. 

Department of Oregon 
George Starmer Camp No. 19, Eoseburg. 

Department of Texas 
Hamilton Fish Camp No. 2, El Paso. 

Department of Virginia 
Gen. Henry C. Hasbrough Camp No. 6, Suffolk, 



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3. The following Camps have been instituted: 

Provisional Division of Arizona 
Buckey O'Neill Camp No. 2, Tucson. 

Department of Connecticut 
Arthur E. Hadsell Camp No. 21, Bristol. 

Department of Florida 
Gen. Leonard Wood Camp No. 8, St. Petersburg. 

Department of Massachusetts 
Slater Camp No. 59, Webster. 

Department of Pennsylvania 

Adna E. Chaffee Camp No. 72, Pittsburgh. 

4. The following applications for charter have been approved: 
Camp at New Orleans, La., 9th U. S. V. Immunes. 

Camp at Reno, Provisional Division, Nevada. 
Camp at Bath, Department of New York. 

5. Col. Allen AUensworth Camp No. 21 is hereby detached 
from the Department Veteran Army of Philippines, and is desig- 
nated Col. Allen AUensworth Camp No. 21, unattached. 

6. A resolution was passed at the Twelfth National Encamp- 
ment setting aside the sum of three thousand ($3,000) dollars for 
the Reserve Fund. 

I realized that if this resolution, reserving three thousand 
($3,000) dollars was complied with, there would be no working 
fund for the four (4) months before the new tax was due; there- 
for, I submitted the matter to the National Council of Adminis- 
tration in the following letter: 

Dear Sir and Comrade : 

1. At Scranton the Twelfth National Encampment adopted a 
resolution providing that the sum of $3,000 of the surplus funds of 
the National organization be placed in the Reserve Fund and spe- 
cified by whom and in what manner this amount should be 
invested. 



Peoceedings of the Thibteenth Annuai. Encampment 273 

2. The action of the National Encampment in thus providing 
for the addition of $3,000 to the Reserve Fund of the Order was 
based on the supposition that the amount, exceeding $5,000, stated 
in the Adjutant-General's report to have been on hand in the Gren- 
eral Fund at the time the report was made up, would not suffer 
any reduction, except by reason of the draft made upon it by the 
addition to the Reserve Fund, and that, in fact, after providing for 
this draft, a clear balance of over $2,000 would be available for 
the use of the present administration. It will be shown that this 
supposition was incorrect, and that the action of the Encampment 
was based upon a false premise. 

3. Among the resolutions adopted at Scranton was one appro- 
priating the sum of $1,800, to be paid to Adjutant-General Rogers, 
in lieu of salary. This payment was made, and properly so, before 
the funds of the Order were turned over to the present administra- 
tion, and certain bills were also paid, so that the amount turned 
over to me was exactly $3,447.62, and against it there stood addi- 
tional bills unpaid, amounting to $650.72, which reduced the 
amount available at the beginning of this administration to 
$2,796.90. Out of this amount mus^t be paid the cost of printing 
and mailing the Proceedings of the Twelfth National Encamp- 
ment, and the bill of the official stenographer, and the remainder 
will be no more than a fair balance with which to carry on the 
work of the administration until another installment of the per 
capita tax begins to be paid. It is apparent, therefore, that no 
surplus now exists that can safely be placed in the Reserve Fund. 

4. While it may be possible for me to carry out the Avill of the 
IN^ational Encampment in the matter of the addition voted to be 
made to the Reserve Fund during my administration, it does not 
seem probable that I shall be able to do so without very seriously 
crippling the work of the administration and leaving undone 
highly important obligations placed upon me by the Encampment. 
Our Order is still in the constructive period of its existence. The 
work of the extension of the Order, in securing legislation, and all 
other necessary activities must be pushed energetically, and the 
experience of those who have been most successful in carrying for- 
ward the work of the Order has been that all these things cost 
money. Furthermore, the present administration will have to bear 



274 United Spanish Was Vetebans 

many extraordinary expenses. The Constitution and the other 
additions to our laws must be printed and distributed to the organi- 
zation. A complete edition of the Book of Ceremonies must be 
printed and the pages electrotyped. The Encampment voted that 
a directory of the organization should be prepared and distributed, 
which will entail a large expense. The Encampment also voted 
that the city at which shall be held the stated Convention of the 
Thirteenth National Encampment shall not be called upon to pay 
any of the expenses of Headquarters, which have been borne by 
Convention cities in the last six years, and this item will prob- 
ably mean an additional expense to the National organization of 
about $700. 

5. On the whole, it appears to, me thai; the expenditures during 
my administration will be likely to absorb the income received 
from all sources, and that if I turn over to my successor an abso- 
lutely clear balance amounting to approximately what I have re- 
ceived from the past administration, no more can reasonably be 
expected. An amendment to our laws, adopted at Scranton, spe- 
cifically provides that the Commander-in-Chief, with the approval 
of a majority of the members of the National Council of Adminis- 
tration, shall be authorized to take such action, in an emergency, 
as he may deem necessary in the premises. I therefore earnestly 
request you, as a member of the National Council, to authorize 
the suspension of the resolution providing for an increase of the 
Reserve Fund until the stated Convention of the Thirteenth Na- 
tional Encampment, and ask that your vote on the matter be for- 
warded to National Headquarters at an early date. 

Tours, in E., P. and H., 

L. C. DYER, 

Commander-in-Chief. 

Forty-seven (47) votes were cast out of a possible sixty-one 
(61). All were in favor of suspending this resolution. None 
against, making it unanimous. 

A list of the Council of Administration voting follows : 



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National Officers 

Senior Vice-Commander-in- Judge Advocate-General. 

Chief. Surgeon-General. 

Junior Vice-Conunander-in- Chaplain-in-Chief. 

Chief. National Patriotic Instructor. 

Chief of Staff. Provost Marshal. 

Adjutant-General. National Historian. 

Quartermaster-General. Assistant Adjutant-General. 

Inspector-General. Assistant Quartermaster-General. 

Department Cominanders 

Arizona. Missouri. 

California. Nebraska. 

Colorado. New Hampshire. 

Connecticut. New Jersey. 

District of Columbia. New Mexico. 

Florida. New York. 

Georgia. Ohio. 

Hawaii. Oklahoma. 

Illinois. Oregon. 

Iowa. Pennsylvania. 

Indiana. South Dakota. 

Kansas. Texas. 

Kentucky. Virginia. 

Maine. Wisconsin. 

Massachusetts. Department of Potomac. 

Michigan. Department of Columbia. 

Minnesota. 

Notice 

. On April 1, 1916, a complete roster of officers, National, De- 
partment and Camp, will be published. You are directed to take 
due notice and see that a correct list of officers, with addresses, is 
sent to National Headquarters. 

By order of the Commander-in-Chief, 

JERE A. COSTELLO, 

A djutant'Oeneral. 
Official : 

Chas. J. De Berabd, 

Assistant Adjutant-General. 



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National Headquaeters 

UNITED SPANISH WAR VETERANS 

Chemical Building 

St. Louis, Mo., February 1, 1916. 

Special Orders No. 1 

Series 1915-16 

A matter near and dear to the heart of the Commander-in-Chief 
and the members of his Staff, is to actively recruit the ranks of 
the United Spanish War Veterans by several methods. The first 
of these is to make the months of February, March and April, 
1916, "Booster Months," in which it is urged the efforts and 
influence of each Comrade be enlisted. The greatest asset to our 
Organization at this time will be a substantial gain in membership. 
There are matters of great importance pending, which will require 
both effort and influence. A large membership spells " Influence." 

There are two especially important propositions connected with 
our desired increase in membership. First, to bring back into the 
fold those Comrades who have been suspended or dropped. It 
will be necessary in carrying out this proposition to have two 
active committees, composed of Comrades who will perform cheer- 
fully and persistently the duties that will be assigned to them. 
There should be a strong committee on suspended and dropped 
members. Those who have strayed from the fold should be again 
interested in the organization, which means so much to them and 
to all other Comrades. Having interested the suspended and 
dropped Comrades, it is suggested that in order to bring theni 
back into active membership that the Camps appropriate the 
amount necessary to reinstate them in good standing. This will 
not interfere with the finances of the Camps, but will add, in 
many cases, valuable assistance. I have found nothing in the 
Rules and Regulations which will prevent the reinstatement of 
delinquents after they have consented to return to active member- 
ship and the Camp has consented to appropriate an amount suffi- 
cient to pay the arrearage. This may be appropriated from the 
relief fund. 



Pboobedings of the Thibteenth ANNUAii Ekcampment 277 

The second proposition is the appointment by each Camp of a 
virile and interested Committee on Recruiting to guide the work 
of each Comrade in bringing about results. In view of the large 
number of eligibles in every section of the United States, and the 
number of active Camps of the United Spanish War Veterans, 
the " Booster Months " should be productive of great results, if 
every Comrade will consider it a pleasure to employ some of his 
leisure time in building up an organization which means so much 
to him and to all. 

In the language of the Chief of Staff, Comrade William Jones : 
*^ Camps should be liberal in reinstating suspended and dropped 
members, particularly where suspension appears to have been 
caused by the negligence of Camp OflScers. Point out to the Trus- 
tees the spirit of comradeship which should govern them in 
handling the question of delinquency." * * * " Never for- 
getting that your duty is to ^ Boost, Harmonize and Build.' " 

In the language of the Inspector-^reneral, Comrade Thomas 
Goldingay : " In the carrying out of this program, the Comrades 
should be inspired with a spirit of comradeship and love of 
organization, always remembering that each Comrade who is a 
member of our organization is an asset, and that it is far better 
to remit a past indebtedness that may have been caused by finan- 
cial troubles and place a Comrade in good standing than to have 
him outside of the organization. ' In Union there is Strength,' 
and with unity, harmony and strength we shall be including a 
good many benefits that are missed otherwise. And let us christen 
the months of February, March and April, 1916, as 'Booster 
Months.' " 

And we ask that each Camp which will adopt these suggestions 
will so advise the Adjutant-General so that Headquarters will know 
to what extent the program meets with approval. 

The Executive Committee has arranged to reach eligibles who 
are beyond the geographical limits of existing Camps or Depart- 
ments, and work in that direction is proceeding. It is hoped that 
each Comrade will be inspired with the fullness of the occasion, 
and that in the spirit of Freedom, Patriotism and Humanity all 



278 United Spanish Wab Vbtebans 

Camps and Departments will become immediately and actively 
interested. 

By order of the Commander-in-Chief, 

JEKE A. COSTELLO, 

A djutant'GeneraJ. 
OflScial: 

Chas. J. De Bebabd, ^ 

Assistcmt Adjutant-General. 



National Headquabtebs 
UNITED SPANISH WAR VETERANS 

CHEMiCAii Building 

St. Lotjis, Mo., February 17, 1916. 
General Orders No. 12 
Series 1915-16 
The Key Bill Has Passed House of Bepresentatives 

The Key bill (H. B. 54), providing pensions for the widows 
and orphans of our deceased Comrades, passed the House of Rep- 
resentatives Wednesday, February 16th. The United Spanish 
War Veterans expects every Comrade to do his duty, and that 
duty is to write the United States Senators from your State urging 
them to support this most worthy measure when it is up for con- 
sideration by the Senate Committee on Pensions and to vote for it 
when it comes before the Senate. 

1. The following charters have been issued: 

Department of Oregon 
Edward Young Camp No. 18, Astoria. 

Department of Pennsylvania 
Adna R. Chaffee Camp No. 72, Pittsburgh. 

2. The following camp has been instituted : 

Department of Virginia 
M. B. Rowe Camp No. 2, Fredericksburg. 



Proceedings of the Thieteeistth ANNUAii Encampment 279 

3. The following applications for charter have been approved: 

Camp at Pensacola, Department of Florida. 
Camp at Mount Vernon, Department' of Illinois. 
Camp at Fort Hancock, Department of New Jersey. 
Camp at Woodward, Department of Oklahoma. 
Camp at Wilkinsburg, Department of Pennsylvania. 

4. The following appointments are announced: 

Provisional Division Commanders 
Arkansas — Comrade Edward P. Johnson, Hot Springs. 

5. Aides-de-Camp on the staff of the Commander-in-Chief: 

Department of Iowa 

Comrade E. S. Olmstead, Camp No. 2, Des Moines. 
Comrade B. F. Blocklinger, Camp No. 3, Dubuque. 
Comrade W. G. Dows, Camp No. 4, Cedar Rapids. 
Comrade E. J. Smock, Camp No. 5, Vinton. 
Comrade M. S. Jones, Camp No. 6, Waukon. 
Comrade G. W. Dulaney, Jr., Camp No. 8, Clinton. 
Comrade D. J. Rhodes, Camp No. 9, Fort Dodge. 
Comrade Fred VoUmer, Camp No. 10, Davenport. 
Comrade S. O. Lamb, Camp No. 11, Waterloo. 
Comrade H. A. Gooch, Camp No. 12, Sioux City. 
Comrade G. B. Ogle, Camp No. 13, Centerville. 
Comrade S. H. Reilly, Camp No. 14, Marshalltown. 
Comrade Otto Hile, Camp No. 15, Boone. 
Comrade W. M. Shoening, Camp No. 16, Muscatine. 
Comrade L. H. Mayne, Camp No. 17, Emmetsburg. 
Comrade Donald Macrae, Camp No. 18, Council Bluffs. 
Comrade Marshall Barge, Camp No. 19, Algona. 
Comrade C. M. Olson, Camp No. 20, Burlington. 
Comrade T. A. Stoessel, Camp No. 21, Ottumwa. 

Department of Kentucky 

Comrade Charles Lambert, Camp No. 3, Covington. 
Comrade George Wasman, Camp No. 3, Covington. 
Comrade J. P. Frederickson, Camp No. 4, Lexington. 
Comrade J. R. Sams, Camp No. 4, Lexington. 



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Comrade C. J. Schuester, Camp No. 6, Newport. 
Comrade Charles Pohl, Camp No. 5, Newport 
Comrade R. C. Rankin, Camp No. 6, Louisvilla 
Comrade J. C. McComb, Camp No. 6, Louisville. 

Department of Massachusetts 

Comrade Everett E. Thompson, Camp No. 6, Boston. 
Comrade Frank L. Zelck, Camp No. 12, xirlington Heights. 
Comrade Frank J. Nagle, Camp No. 23, Roxbury. 

Department of Montana 

Comrade Scott Leavitt, Camp No. 4, Great Falls. 
Comrade F. A. Varnal, Camp No. 12, Havre. 

Department of New York 

Comrade George H. King, New York City. 
Comrade William S. Snyder, New York City. 

Department Veteran Army of the Philippines 
Comrade A. E. Tatton, Dept. Adjt., Manila, P. I. 

Provisional Division of Maryland 
Comrade T. J. Lighthiser, Camp No. 5, Baltimore. 

6. The following appointments are hereby revoked: 

Aides-de-Camp on the Staff of the Commander-in-Chief 

Comrade S. O. Lamb, Camp No. 11, Waterloo, Iowa. 
Comrade H. A. Gooch, Camp No. 12, Sioux City, Iowa. 
Comrade S. H. Reilly, Camp No. 14, Marshalltown, Iowa. 
Comrade William F. Schoering, Muscatine, Iowa. 
Comrade Ernest S. Olmstead, Des Moines, Iowa. 

7. I wish to announce that after working continuously to obtain 
the proceedings of the Twelfth National Encampment, held at 
Scranton, Pa., we finally received them from the past administra- 
tion on Thursday, February 3, 1916, or four months after they 
were due. 

After examining them we found them to include the following: 

Report Commander-in-Chief. 
Report Chief of Staff (extension). 



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Report Adjutant-General. 
Keport Quartermaster-General. 
Report Inspector-General. 
Report Judge Advocate-General. 
Report Surgeon-General. 
Report National Historian. 

Report National Patriotic Instructor (McCoy, Department 
Patriotic Instructor), amended financial statement. 
Report Committee on Credentials (partial). 
Report Auditing Committee. 
Report Committee on Legislation. 
Report Committee on Resolutions. 
Report Committee on Enactments (general). 
Report Committee on Enactments (Constitution). 
Report Committee on Soldiers' Homes. 

The following items are missing : 

Complete list of committees (page 18). 

Report Committee on Appeals and Grievances (page 28). 

List of Delegates (page 35). 

Resolutions 12, 13, 14, 16. 

The proceedings as received were sent to National Aide-de- 
Camp, Comrade H. H. Saunders, on February 12th, and they 
will be prepared and printed for distribution with all dispatch 
possible. 

All delegates and others entitled to copy of Proceedings will 
please send their names and addresses to National Headquarters, 
1112 Chemical Building, St. Louis, Mo., as the list of delegates 
being missing, no record is at hand for mailing. 

By order of the Commander-in-Chief, 

JERE A. COSTELLO, 

A djutant'Oeneral. 
Official: 

Chas. J. De Berard, 

Assistant Adjutant-General, 



282 XJiriTED Spanish Wab Vetebans 

NATIOITAIi HeADQUABTEBS 

UNITED SPANISH WAR VETERANS 

Chemical BuiLDiirG 

St. Louis, Mo., February 17, 1916. 
Special Orders No. 3 

Series 1915-16 

1. By a typographical error Special Orders promulgated Feb- 
ruary 1st and published in the February issue of The American 
Standard appears as Special Orders No. 1. It should have been 
Special Orders No. 2, as Special Orders No. 1 had been previously 
promulgated in circulating the countersign. Make correction in 
your files accordingly. 

2. It has been brought to the attention of these Headquarters 
that some Camps never and other Camps seldom publish the 
General or Special Orders promulgated by the Adjutant-GreneraL 
This is a flagrant violation of Section 4, Article 6, Part 6, of the 
Rules and Regulations, which provides: 

^^ General orders and circulars of the Commander-in-Chief shall 
be binding on all officers of the organization on the receipt of 
an official copy thereof, and on all Comrades of Camps upon pub- 
lication, which shall be by reading the same at the meeting of the 
Camp next following the receipt of the same.'' 

The Commander-in-Chief trusts it will be unnecessary to again 
call attention to this duty. Disregarding the plain duty, as is laid 
down by the Rules and Regulations, and ignoring this order, will 
lay the guilty Comrade liable to prosecution, as is provided for in 
the Code of Discipline. 

3. Orders, General and Special, are promulgated to enlighten 
the membership of our organization and are published in no other 
way than through the columns of the Official Organ (The Ameri- 
can Standard). It is compulsory upon the Commander of the 
Camp to see that they are read. To insure this. National Head- 
quarters pays for three copies for each Camp in the organization. 
If you are not receiving them, send the names and addresses of the 



Pboceedings of the Thisteenth Ani^ual Encampment 288 

Camp Commander, Adjutant and Quartermaster to The American 
Standard, Washington, D. C. ; also to the OflScial Editor, Comrade 
James E. Maynard, 1438 Meridian street, IT. W., Washington, 
D. C. 

By order of the Commander-in-Chief, 

JERE A. COSTELLO, 

Adjutant'Oeneral. 
OfBcial : 

Chas. J. De Bebabd, 

Assistant Adjutant-General. 



National Headquartees 

UNITED SPANISH WAR VETERANS 

Chemical Building 

St. Louis, Mc, March 22, 1916. 

General Orders No. 13 

Series 1915-16 

Key Bill Ordered Reported by Senate Committee on Pensions 

without Amendment 

The Key bill (H. R. 54) is another step nearer the goal; it 
having been ordered reported (without amendment) by the Com- 
mittee on Pensions of the Senate, Monday, March 20, 1916. 

It will now take its place upon the calendar of the Senate, await- 
ing action of that body. 

Comrades, you have responded nobly in the past when called 
upon to urge action on this most worthy measure, and to your 
^fForts is due the favorable t)osition which the bill now occupies. 
But your work is not yet completed. The Committee on Legisla- 
tion and National Headquarters can accomplish nothing without 
your aid, and the entire membership of our beloved Organization 
is now called upon to exert every ounce of influence that it can 
command in behalf of this legislation. Do this by getting every- 
one at home to let your Senators know that the people of this great 



284 United Spanish Wab Veterans 

American Nation is willing, yes, anxious, to contribute to the 
support of those unfortunate women and children left destitute 
by the death of the men who offered their all (their lives, if 
need be) for their country. The Congress of the United States 
wants only to know what the people desire, and if you can get 
the people to let them know that they are in favor of this most 
worthy legislation, then you can feel assured that both houses of 
Congress will see to it that the people get what they ask for. 

Attentiony Department Cotumatiders 

1. The " important '' stickers, sent by the Committee on Legis- 
lation to the several Department Headquarters, were for the 
purpose of distribution among the Camps of each Department. 
Department Commanders are expected to see to it that this pur- 
pose is fulfilled. 

2. Camps are requested to send to the Adjutant-G-eneral, 
through channels, the names and last known addresses of the 
widows of deceased Comrades; also the number of children, if 
any, and their ages. This information can be obtained by an- 
nouncing this request at Camp meetings, having each Comrade 
give the name and address of such widows as he knows, and the 
Camps in turn sending it to Department Headquarters and De- 
partment Headquarters forwarding it to the Adjutant-General. 
This will avoid duplication and place on file at National Head- 
quarters a comprehensive and near-correct list of the widows and 
orphans of our deceased Comrades. 

3. It is earnestly urged that Camps compile rosters of their 
membership and have same printed in pamphlet form of vest- 
pocket size, furnishing a couple of copies to National Headquarters 
and the same to Department Headquarters. It would be well to 
distribute copies among the membership. This has proven of 
immense benefit wherever done. 

4. Letters and telegrams arriving at National Headquarters 
indicate that patriotism bums just as strongly in the hearts of 
the members of our Order as it did eighteen years ago, when 
President McKinley called for volunteers for the Spanish War, 
and should the situation in Mexico necessitate a call for volun- 



Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Encampment 285 

teers, the President will find the United Spanish War Veterans 
ready to respond as readily as they did in 1898. 

It is meet and proper that the United Spanish War Veterans 
should be properly represented as an organization in the cam- 
paign in Mexico^ if one becomes necessary^ and their experience^ 
gamed through their service in Cuba and in the Philippine Islands, 
during the years 1898 to 1902, will prove of inestimable value in 
a campaign such as would be necessary in Mexico, a eemi-tropical 
land and one similar in many respects to Cuba and the Philippine 
Islands. 

Camp Adjutants are hereby directed to make up a roll of all 
Comrades in good standing, whether soldiers, sailors or marines, 
who stand ready to again volunteer. The names, addresses and 
past service of each Comrade who is willing to volunteer should 
be given. When this is obtained, forward list to Department 
Headquarters and one to National Headquarters. We earnestly 
hope that it will never become necessary for the Comrades of our 
Organization to again take up arms in defense of the Nation's 
honor, but if such a call does come, we expect, and we have no 
reason to believe we will be disappointed, that the Comrades of 
the United Spanish War Veterans will readily respond to their 
country's call. 

Homestead Entries 

5. The Commander-in-Chief calls the attention of Comrades 
to those sections of the Revised Statutes which permit soldiers, 
sailors and marines of the war with Spain and the insurrection 
in the Philippines to make homestead entries, and to the rights of 
widows and minor children of deceased soldiers, sailors and 
marines also to make such entries. 

In determining the rights of veterans in applying for unoccu- 
pied Government lands, under sections 2304-2309 of the Revised 
Statutes, the Spanish War and the Philippine Insurrection is held 
to have lasted from April 21, 1898, to July 15, 1903, and the 
applicant must have served not less than 90 days in the Army or 
Navy. Those desiring full information on the subject should 
write to the Commissioner, General Land Office, Department of 
the Interior, Washington, D. C, and request to be furnished with 
Circular No. 302. 



286 United Spanish Wae Veteeans 

Information Wanted 

Any Comrade knowing the present whereabouts of Wesley A. 
Miner, late private of Company A, 3 2d Michigan Volunteer In- 
fantry, will kindly send such information to H. H. and B. E. 
Barlow, attomeys-at-law, Coldwater, Mich. This law firm wishes 
to get in touch with Comrade Miner to get his evidence in behalf 
of the pension claim of Comrade Ernest Shank, late private in 
the same regiment. 

By order of the Commander-in-Chief, 

JERE A. COSTELLO, 

Adjutant-Oeneral. 
Official : 

Chas. J. De Berabd^ 

Assistant Adjutant-General. 



National Headquabtees 

UNITED SPANISH WAR VETERANS 

Chemical Building 

March 25, 1916, 
General Orders No. 14 

Series 1915-16 

1. The following charters have been issued: 

Department of Florida 
General Leonard A. Wood Camp No. 8. 

Department of Pennsylvania 
Corporal Joseph A. Blakely Camp No. 71. 

Department of Virginia 
M. B .Rowe Camp No. 2. 

Provisional Division of Maryland 
Greneral Henry W. Lawton Camp No. 5. 



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2. The following Camps have been instituted: 

' Department of Florida 

Colonel W. P. William Camp No. 9, Pensacola. 

Department of New Jersey 
Colonel Theodore Koosevelt Camp No. 34, Fort Hancock. 

Department of Oklahoma 
Woodward Camp No. 18, Woodward. 

Provisional Division of Louisiana 
Ninth U. S. V. Immunes Camp No. 12, New Orleans. 

Provisional Division of Nevada 
Thomas H. Barry Camp No. 7, Keno. 

3. The following charters have been approved : 

Camp at Richmond, Department of California. 

Camp at Chicago, Department of Illinois. 

Camp at Owensboro, Department of Kentucky. 

Camp at Hastings, Department of Michigan. 

Camp at Hollidaysburg, Department of Pennsylvania. 

Camp at Fort Smith, Provisional Division of Arkansas. 

4. The following charter has been revoked: 

Department of California 
Stotsenburg Camp No. 46, Richmond. 

5. The following appointments are announced: 

PsovisioNAL Division Commander 

Maryland 
Comrade John G. Baker, Baltimore. 

6. Aides-de-Camp on the Staff of the Commander-in-Chief : 

Department of Connecticut 

Comrade Louis Silvernail, Camp No. 4, Hartford. 
Comrade Harry J. Keena, Camp No. 9, Norwalk. 
Comrade J. W. Baisley, Camp No. 10, Branford. 



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Comrade Frederick P. Houston, Camp No. 12, Waterbury. 
Comrade Charles J. Hultman, Camp No. 13, S. Manchester. 
Comrade John E. Gawtrey, Camp No. 14, Rockville. 

Department of Illinois 

Comrade A. C. Risteau, Camp No. 2, Chicago. 
Comrade Perry A. Lyons, Camp No. 6, Chicago. 

Department of Montana 

Comrade L. P. Sanders, Camp No. 1, Butte. 
Comrade J. J. Caswell, Camp No. 3, Kalispell. 
Comrade George C. Jackson, Camp No. 6, Anaconda. 
Comrade John McCarthy, Camp No. 9, Ft. Missoula. 

Department of New York 
Comrade John A. Hickey, Camp No. 87, New York City. 

Department of Pennsylvania 
Comrade Walter Q. Keen, Camp No. 61, Philadelphia. 

Department of Veteran Army of the Philippines 

Comrade C. D. Upington, at large. 
Comrade Gustaf Schlacter, at large. 
Comrade William Bish, at large. 
Comrade G. E. Kelsch, at large. 
Comrade Samuel Silverman, at large. 
Comrade Fred Warren, at large. 
Comrade G. E. Campbell, at large. 

Department of Virginia 
Comrade Maurice L. Boiling, Camp No. 2, Fredericksburg. 

7. Comrade C. W. R. Von Radesky is hereby removed from 
ofBce as Commander, Provisional Division of Nevada. 

8. The resignation as IXational Aide-de-Camp of Comrade 
Hyman Finkelstone, of Camp No. 23, Department of New York, 
is hereby accepted. 

Notice: The special prices on Rules and Regulations, Rituals 
and Books of Ceremonies, as promulgated in paragraph 8, Gen- 



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eral Orders No. 9, are hereby revoked and prices restored to those 
as printed on the Kequisition Sheets. 

By order of the Commander-in-Chief, 

JERE A. COSTELLO, 

A djutant-General. 
Official : 

Chas. J. De Beeard, 

A ssistant A dju tant-OeneraL 



National Headquarters 

UNITED SPANISH WAR VETERANS 

Chemical Building 

St. Louis, Mo., March 25, 1916. 
Special Ovder» No. 4 

Series 1915-16 

In accordance with sub-section "b," Section 11, Article 2, 
Part 5, Rules and Regulations, dispensation is hereby granted to 
all National Aides-de-Camp to muster-in recruits as follows: 

(a) When a recruit, by reason of business, illness or other 
reason, is unable to attend a meeting of the Camp for the purpose 
of muster-in, and such reason is satisfactory to the Camp as 
attested by vote of the Camp, any National Aide-de-Camp is 
hereby granted authorits'^ to visit the recruit and administer the 
muster-in obligation in person when requested to do so by the 
Camp, as attested in writing under seal of the Camp. 

(b) When, by reason of distance from the meeting place, a 
, recruit cannot attend a meeting of the Camp and a National Aide- 

de-Camp's assistance is solicited by vote of the Camp, as attested 
in writing under seal of the Camp, then the Aide-de-Camp is 
hereby granted authority to forward to the recruit a copy of the 
muster-in obligation, instructing him in the proper manner of 
subscribing thereto, and when returned to him, properly sub- 
scribed, the National Aide-de-Camp shall attest and subscribe 
thereto and forward same to the Camp interested. 

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(c) Whenever the action as set out in sub-section " a '^ or sul>- 
section " b " of this paragraph is to be taken, the National x\ide- 
de-Camp shall explain to the recruit the reason for such action, 
and when the muster-in is complete, the National Aide-de-Camp 
shall make a proper report thereof to both National and Depart- 
ment Headquarters. 

(d) National Aides-de-Camp are admonished to be particularly 
careful that the recruit has been properly elected in accordance 
with Sections 2, 3, 4 and 6, Article 2, Part 5, Rules and Regula- 
tions, except where the applicant is to be a member at large, then 
such applicant's application must have the approval of National 
Headquarters. 

(e) Nothing in this dispensation is to be construed as authority 
to administer the muster-in obligation, except in strict accordance 
with the provisions, as set out in the above sub-sections of this 
paragraph. 

By order of the Commander-in-Chief, 

JERE A. COSTELLO, 
\ A djutant-Gen eral, 

OflScial : 

Chas. J. De Berard^ 

Asmstant Adjutant-Oeneral. 



National Headquarters 

UNITED SPANISH WAR VETERANS 

Chemical Building 

St. Louis, Mo., April 16, 1916. 
General Orders No. 16 

Series 1915-16 

The Constitution 

1. By General Orders No. 15, of date of April 1, 1916, was 
promulgated The Constitution of the United Spanish War Veter- 
ans, which is the supreme law of the Order, and will be ready for 
distribution in about thirty days. 



Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Encampment 291 

Key Bill Passes Seriate with One More Push 

Every Comrade, everywhere, get every friend to write the 
United States Senators of your respective States to urge them to 
call up and pass H. K. 54 (known as the Key bill) pensioning 
widows and orphans of officers and enlisted men of the Spanish 
War and Philippine Insurrection. Write to-night and get your 
friends to write to-morrow. 

Memorial Day 

2. On May 5, 1868, Gen. John A Logan, the then Commander- 
in-Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, promulgated General 
Orders instituting Memorial Day, and designating May 30 of that 
year, and each recurring 30th of May, as the day to be set aside 
for paying homage to all deceased Comrades. 

In the Book of Ceremonies of the United Spanish War Veterans 
there is a prescribed service for this occasion, and it is ordered 
that this prescribed service be used. It is not intended that all 
other forms of exercises be discontinued, but that that prescribed 
bv our Order shall be used. 

Membership at Large 

3. It is the policy of this administration to enroll every possible 
eligible into the Order and, in furtherance of this policy, a roll 
has been established, under the heading " Membership at Large,'' 
to take into our ranks the Comrades living remote from meeting 
places of organized Camps. Comrades aware of the location of 
such eligibles are requested to send the names and addresses to 
Assistant Adjutant-General Charles J. de Berard, Chemical Bldg., 
St. Louis, Mo., who will send them a special form of application 
with full instructions. 

In the month of March thirty-two were enrolled in the " Mem- 
bership at Large," and it is hoped and expected to increase this 
gain during the month of April. 

National Leprosarium 

4. There are pending in Congress bills providing for the estab- 
lishing of a iN'ational Sanatorium for the treatment and care of 
victims of leprosy. Most of the victims of this dread disease con- 
tracted it in the Philippine Islands and in China, while in the 



292 United Spanish Wab Veterans 

service, and it behooves the members of this Organization to assist 
in the passage of this legislatioji. 

Senator Ransdell of Louisiana introduced in the Senate a bill 
known as " S. 4086, '^ establishing a IsTational Leprosarium, upon 
which ext^isive hearings have been held; and the Senator has 
requested our support of this measure. Camps and Comrades 
are earnestly urged to comply with Senator Ransdell's suggestion 
as appears in the following quotation from a letter of recent date 
received from him: 

" Tour Organization certainly can help to create sentiment in 
favor of the bilL I would suggest that you pass strong resolutions, 
and then write all your Senators and Congressmen, urging them 
to support the establishment of a national leprosarium. 

(Signed) "Jos. E. Eanbdei^Ii.^' 

Rifle Clubs 

5. The establishment of rifle clubs within the Camps is a matter 
of the utmost importance. Such clubs can be organized and 
equipped promptly by communicating with " The National Board 
for Promotion of Rifle Practice,'^ War Department, Washington, 
D. C. 

TJpon receipt of your communication, blank forms and full 
instructions will be sent 

Mexicam Service 

6. The response to the appeal to the Camps and Departments 
for an expression as to how many of our Comrades were ready to 
offer their services should there be a call made for Mexico, was 
most gratifying. Lack of space precludes the possibility of pub- 
lishing all returns. The Commander-in-Chief, however, takes 
this means of commending the Comrades for their sterling patri- 
otism and devotion to country, and to express his heartfelt appre- 
ciation for their unstinted loyalty. 

By order of the Commander-in-Chief, 

JERE A. COSTELLO, 

A djutant'Oeneral 
Official: 

Chas. J. De Bebaed, 

Assistant Adjutant-Oeneral. 



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]^ATIONAL HbADQUABTEBS 

UNITED SPANISH WAR VETERANS 

Chemical Building 

St. Louis, Mo., April 22, 1916. 

General Orders No. 17 

Series 1915-16 

Thirteenth Natioruil Encampment 

In accordance with Section 3, Article 5, Part 2, " Rules and 
Regulations," the stated Convention of the Thirteenth National 
Encampment is hereby called to convene at Chicago, Ulinois, Sep- 
tember 4, 1916. 

1. The following charters have been issued: 

Department of Illinois 

Fred Eennitt Camp No. 3, Pontiac. 
Bob Evans Camp No. 76, Chicago. 

Department of Pennsylvania 
Corporal Joseph A. Blakely Camp No. 71, Indiana. 

Department of Ohlahoma 
Woodward Camp No. 78, Woodward. 

Provision Division of Arizona 
Bucky O'Neil Camp No. 2, Tucson. 

Provisional Division of Maryland 
General Henry W. Lawton Camp No. 5, Baltimore. 

2. The following Camps have been instituted: 

Department of Illinois 

Frank S. Bixoii Camp No. 81, Alount Vernon. 
Pana Camp No. 83, Pan a. 
Myers Camp No. 84, Carmi. 



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Provisional Division of Arkansas 
Robert D. Kuhn Camp Xo. 3, Fort Smith. 

Provisional Division of Louisiana 
Hayden Y. Grubbs Camp Xo. 3, Xew Orleans. 

Unxnttached 
Xinth U. S. Vol. Immunes Camp Xo. 12, Xew Orleans, La. 

3. The following applications for charter have been approved: 

Camp at Keokuk, Department of Iowa. 

Camp at Recruit Depot, Fort Slocum, Department of Xew 
York. 

4. The following appointments are announced: 
Aides-de-Camp on the Staff of the Commander-in-Chief 

Department of the District of Columbia 

Comrade James Otis Leman, Camp Xo. 1, Washington. 
Comrade Wm. D. Huston, Camp Xo. 10, Washington. 

Department of Massachusetts 

Comrade James J. Harrington, Camp Xo. 4, South Boston. 
Comrade Herbert L. Button, Camp Xo. 8, Gardner. 
Comrade Charles P. Flanagan, Camp Xo. 14, Charlestown. 
Comrade James A. Mandeville, Camp Xo. 20, Brockton. 
Comrade Frank Sandland, Camp Xo. 29, Taunton. 
Comrade William B. Gould, Camp Xo. 34, Readville. 
Comrade Cyrus F. Lamb, Camp Xo. 44, Maiden. 

Department of New Jersey 
Comrade William J. Briody, Camp Xo. 1, Paterson. 

Department of Neiv Yorh 
Comrade John M. Xiemeyer, Camp Xo. 29, Xew York City. 
Comrade Daniel CuUinane, Camp Xo. 46, Xew York City. 
By order of the Commander-in-Chief, 

JERE A. COSTELLO, 

A djuta nt-Genera I 
Official : 

Chas. J. De Bebard, 

Assistant Adjutant-General, 



Proceedings of the THiRTEi;]srTH Annual Encampment 295 

KEY BILL (H. K. 54) ON SENATE CALENDAR 

Comrades^ Put Your Shoulders to the Wheel 

Comrades: The Widows and Orphans' Pension bill (H. R. 54) 
was reported favorably by the Senate Committee on Pensions to 
the Senate March 22, and is now on the calendar, subject to being 
called up. 

The bill is in a favorable position for success, but inactivity of 
the membership of the TJ. S. W. V. at this particular stage may 
mean failure for this worthy measure. 

Now, Comrades, every Comrade, everywhere, write the Senators 
from your States at once, asking that they use their influence in 
having H. R. 54 (Key bill) taken up for action in the Senate. 

Write now, to-day. No matter if you have written before, 
WRITE AGAIN, and get every Comrade of your acquaintance to 
write along the same lines. 

Send replies received from your Senators to me. 

Fraternally yours, 

DANIEL V. CHISHOLM, 
Chairman, Committee on Legislation, TJ, S. W. V,, 

Southern Building, Washington, D. C. 



National Headquarters 
UNITED SPANISH WAR VETERANS 

Chemical, Building 

St. Louis, Mo., May 15, 1916. 

General Orders No. 19 

Series 1915-16 

Book of Cremonies 

1. By General Orders No. 18, of date of May 1, 1916, was 
published the Book of Ceremonies, United Spanish War Vet- 
erans, which was promulgated by General Orders No. 14, Series 
1912-18, and which is now readv for distribution. 



296 United Spanish Wab Vetebans 

Key Bill Awaiting Action of Senaie 

Comrades: The United States Senate is willing to pass this 
bill (H. R. 54), but your Senators have much to occupy their 
minds and much to take up their time, still will gladly respond 
to the unanimous call of the United Spanish War VeteranB and 
their friends, so let^s make the call unanimous. Get busy, get 
your friends busy, and convince the Senators that America wants 
to help the widows and orphans of her fighting men. 

Recruit -the Bmiks 

2. Speed up, Comrades; get the eligibles in! Our influence, 
our prestige, our importance and our value to the nation depend 
upon our strength. 

Wiih over four hundred thousand eligible to our ranks, our 
memTjership should be over four hundred thousand, and it is up 
to you- Comrades, to show to those who should be within our ranks 
that it is a great honor to wear the little bronze button that pro- 
claims to the world that they fought for their country. 

3. The following Camps have been reorganized: 

Department of Minnesota 
Schaumkessel Camp !N"o. 10, Waseca. 

Departme7it of Oklahoma 
Bartlesville Camp No. 14, Bartlesville. 

4. The following charters have been issued: 

Department of Florida 
Col. W. F. Williams Camp No. 9, Pensacola. 

Department of Massachusetts 
Gen. Samuel C. Lawrence Camp No. 30, Medford. 

Provisional Division of Arkansas 
Robert D. Kuhn Camp No. 3, Fort Smith. 

5. The following Camps have been instituted: 

« 

Department of Indiana 
Lieut. Oliver M. Tichenor Camp No. 51, Princeton. 



Pboceedings of the Thibtebnth AinsruAii Ewoampment 297 

Department of Iowa 
George V. Jenkins Gamp No. 22, Keokuk. 

Department of the Potomac 
George Berry Camp 'No, 10, Washington, D. C. 

6. The following reports of first meetings have been received : 

Department of New Yorh 
Private William F. Murphy Camp, Albany. 

Department of Pennsylvania 
Col. Frank P. Kutledge Camp No. 75, Pittsburgh. 

7. The following applications for charter have been received : 

Department of New Jersey 
Camp at Atlantic City. 

Department of New Yorh 
Camp at Peekskill. 

Department of Pennsylvania 
Camp at Philadelphia. 

8. The following appointments are announced: 

Commander, Provisional Division of Nevada, Comrade E. L. 
Freeman, Eeno. 

Aides-de-Camp on the Staff of the Commander-in-Chief: 

Depa/rtmeni of Maine 

Comrade M. M. Holland, Camp No. 1, Biddeford. 
Comrade Charles E. Mathews, Camp No. 4, National Soldiers' 
Home. 

Comrade Merton Kimball, Camp No. 8, Norway. 
Comrade Charles S. Tibbetts, Camp No. 9, Rockland. 
Comrade John Boyd, Camp No. 11, Waterville. 
Comrade William R. Kimball, Camp No. 12, Bath. 
Comrade W. E. Barrows, Camp No. 14, Bangor. 

Department of Montana 
Comrade W. E. Davies, Camp No. 14, Roundup. 



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Provisional Division of South Dakota 

Comrade James Merideth, Camp No. 1, Lead. 
Comrade Bei-t Parkinson, Out Post No. 3, Rapid City. 

9. Department Inspectors who have not submitted their reports 
are hereby directed to do so at once. 

,Notice 

10. Past Department Commanders' jewels may be purchased 
as follows: Gold filled, at $15; solid gold, at $35. 

Bv order of the Commander-in-Chief, 

JERE A. COSTELLO, 

A djutant-OeneraL 
Official : 

Ciias. J. De Berard, 

Assistant Adjuta7it-GeneraL 



National Headquarters 

UNITED SPANISH WAR VETERANS 

Chemical Building 

St. Louis, Mo., June 30, 1916. 
General Orders No. 20 

Series 1915-16 

Per Capita Tax Now Due 

1. Notice is hereby given that the per capita tax for the term 
ending June 30, 1916, is now due and payable. In connection 
with this the attention of Camp Commanders is called to Sec- 
tions 1 and 4, Article 12, Part 2, " Rules and Regulations." It 
is the duty of Camp Commanders to see to it that their Camps 
are not denied representation in the National Encampment. 

Commanders are referred to General Circular No. 1, which they 
received with the semi-annual report blanks, and are requested to 
use every effort to get their reports to Headquarters promptly. It 
is the purpose of National Headquarters to close its books on 



Pboceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Encampment 299 

August 1st and have its repoi'ts printed and sent out in advance 
of the National Encampment. This is important. 

Key Bill Assured of Success 

Comrades: Whereas II. K 54 (the Key bill) is practically 
assured of success in the present (the 64th) Congress, neverthe- 
less it will take our utmost endeavors and activities to have it 
enacted into law the present session of this Congress, which is 
now Hearing adjournment, its time being almost exclusively taken 
up with the large appropriation bills, which, according to the 
rules of Congress, always have preference. Therefore, it is vital 
to the success of our measure, H. E. 54, that all Comrades con- 
tinue to do their duty by keeping it fresh in the minds of the 
Senators from their respective States, by impressing upon them by 
correspondence the whole-hearted interest you are taking in this 
most worthv measure. 

Mexican Service 

2. That there is still a widespread interest in our organiza- 
tion in the possibility of a war with Mexico is evidenced by the 
numerous tel^rams, letters, resolutions, etc., that are being re- 
ceived at National Headquarters from Comrades, Camps and 
Departments throughout the organization offering their services 
in case a call is made for volunteers. This is as it should be. 
The Commander-in-Chief takes this means of expressing his heart- 
felt gratification for this spontaneous and almost unanimous dis- 
play of loyaltj'^ and patriotism. All such telegrams, letters, 
resolutions, etc., as are received at National Headquarters are 
properly catalogued and filed, and, in the event of hostilities mak- 
ing necessary the call for volunteers, they will receive that favor- 
able consideration to which they are entitled. Plans have been 
formulated for submission to the proper authorities for recogni- 
tion of the United Spanish War Veterans as an organization in 
case a volunteer army becomes necessary which, if favorably acted 
upon by the powers that be, will give our beloved organization 
power and authority to organize and officer its own units, in which 
case the matter will be immediately taken up with the Comrades, 
Camps and Departments who have placed themselves on record at 
these Headquarters. 



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Delay in Furnishing SuppUes 

3. We exceedingly regret the delay in the filling of requisitions 
for membership badges and Past Commanders' jewels, but, owing 
to the scarcity of metal and the high prices to which it has soared, 
we had an exceeding hard time in placing orders for these supplies 
that would enable National Headquarters to continue to furnish 
them at the prices as now fixed. We are glad to announce, how- 
ever, that we have overcome this difiiculty, and orders have been 
placed for the making of these articles, and the present prices will 
obtain. The indulgence of the Camps and Departments is re- 
quested, and we assure you that all requisitions will be filled with 
as little further delay as possible. 

Reports of Officers and Committees 

4. It is the purpose of this administration to publish in 
pamphlet form the reports of all National oflScers and committees 
and to distribute same to the Delegates assembled at the Thir- 
teenth National Encampment at Chicago, Hi., September 4:th, 5th, 
6th and 7tL The purpose of this is to give to those Comrades 
entitled to a seat at the Encampment a concise record of the 
accomplishments and activities of this administration. Officers 
and chairmen of committees are hereby ordered to compile their 
reports and to have them in the hands of the Adjutant-General by 
August 1, 1916. 

By order of the Commander-in-Chief, 

JERE A. COSTELLO, 

Adjiitant-Oeneral, 
Official : 

Chas. J. De Beeard, 

Assistant Adjutant-General, 



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National Headquabters 
UNITED SPANISH WAR VETERANS 

Chemical Building 

St. Louis, Mo., July 1, 1916. 
General Orders No. 21 

Series 1915-16 

1. The following Camp has been reorganized: 

Provisiomd Division of Georgia 
Wheeler Camp No. 4, Waycroae. 

2. The following Cainpe have been instituted : 

Department of Michigan 
(Name not approved) Camp No. 44, Albion. 

Department of Montana 
Elmer B. Carter Camp No. 14, Roundup. 

Department of New York 
James W. Husted Camp No. 104, Peekskill. 

Department of Pennsylvania 

Col. Frank P. Rutledge Camp No. 75, Pittsburgh. 
William P. Messinger Camp No. 76, Philadelphia. 
Gen. Willis J. Hulings Camp No. 77, Pittsburgh. 

Provisional Division of Tennessee 
Benjamin Wright Camp No. 3, Memphis. 

3. The following report of first meeting has been received: 

Department of Kaiisas 
William McKinley Camp No. 23, Pittsburg. 

4. The following applications for charter have been received : 

Department of California 
Camp at Coalinga. 



302 UNITED Spanish War Veterans 

Department of New Hampshire 
Camp at Belnap. 

Departme7it of New York 
Camp at Norwich. 

Department of Washington and Alaska 
Camp at Port Angeles. 

5. Any Comrade who served, or knows the name and address 
of others who served, in Company D, Fourth United States Infan- 
try, in the Philippine Islands during 1898 and 1899 will kindly 
communicate with James A. Cox, Afton, Okla. 

By order of the Commander-in-Chief, 

JERE A. COSTELLO, 

A djutant-Gene ra L 
Official : 

Chas. J. De Berard, 

Assistant Adjutant-General, 



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DELEGATES TO DEPARTMENT ENCAMPMENT 



Held at Saratoga, N. Y., July 3, 4 and 5, 1916 



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DELEGATES TO THE DEPAETMENT ENCAMPMENT 
HELD AT SAEATOGA, N. T., JULY 3, 4, 5, 1916 

Manhattan Camp No, 1 

9, 11, 13 East 59th street, iSTew York City 

Past Oommanders Prank Riley, Paul Stabbe; Delegates A. 
Lazarus, C. JRuhlman, B. J. Pierce, J. Spehnan, E. H. Cohen, 
M. Mangin, James J. Kelly, K. A. Quigley, Aug. Shappel. 

M. D. Ru^ell Camp No. 2 
Ilens»ela€T Ooiuity Court House, Troy, N. Y. 

Past Dqaartment Oomniaader William J. Cunningham; Com- 
mander Edward M. Jackson ; Semior Vice-Commander T. J. Falls ; 
Junior Vico-Commander Bert Gi^ce ; Past Commauders J. J. 
Corcoran, George W. McCune, Edward Treambly, Jamas J. 
O'Connor, William Eeilly, Charles Olivier, Eugene C. Herring, 
Thomas J. Bourke, W. J. Tyner, Jr., Zera D. Link; Delegates 
Frederick E. Draper, Jr., Joseph J. Coamery. 

Thomas H. Barber Camp No. 3 

State Armory, Binghamton, N". Y. 

Past Commanders William Loomi«, G. O. Gay, W. T. Hunt; 
Delegates H. B. Heath, A. Thompson. 

William H. Hublell Camp No. 4 

Boom 2, Borough Hall, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Commander John Curtin ; Past Commanders C. V. Stevens, 
H. E. Smith, P. S. Rigney; Delegates Chas. Enderle, Wm. A. 
Perry, Ed. Johnson, Martin McMahon, Morris Sookne, Alfred 

Meyer. 

Gloucester Naval Camp No. 5 

Eoom 2, Borough Hall, Brooklyn, 'N. Y. 
Commander Robt. N. Mackin; Past Commanders James S. 
Long, William J. Finn, John Daly, Frank H. Wilson; Delegates 
Edward Fitzsimmons, Percy H. Johnson. 

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Hoii. Stephen Sanford Comp No. 6 

East Main and Church streets, Amsterdam, N". Y. 
Past Commander J. X. Aheam; Delegate LeKoy Gaesler. 

Niagara Falls Camp No. 7 

State Armory, Niagara Falls, N. Y. 

Serior Vice-Commander Stephen Harder; Past Commander 
Fred E. Newell. 

Warren A. Wilson Ca/mp No. 9 

Maccabee Hall, Glen street. Glens Falls, N. Y. 

Commander James J. Hogan, Jr/; Vice-Commander W. A. 
Gatchel ; Past Commanders Daniel Wood, P. H. Haselton, Howard 
McOmber, F. J. Narrow, Praxton Pulver, Chas. Meyerson; 
Delegate L. J. Carrier. 

Theodore Roosevelt Camp No. 10 

148th street and Willis avenue. New York City 

Junior Vice-Commander Joseph Jacobs ; Past Commander Fred 
Kuehnle; Delegates Michael Quick, John Finnegan. 

Gen. Eugene Griffin Camp No. 11 

State Armory, Schenectady, N. Y. , 

Coromander John T. McNeff; Senior Vice-Commander C. H. 
Jeggles; Junior Vice-Commander F. B. Pickert; Past Com- 
manders Martin Hodges, Frank Hoppman, G. V. Johnson, J. S. 
Strachan, Geo. Hussong; Delegates Thomas G. Spellman, Moses 
C. Bennett, Thos. W. McDonnell. 

Seybum-Liscum Camp No. 12 

G. A. R. Hall, Buffalo, N. Y. 

Commander J. J. Smith; Junior Vice-Commander C. J. M. 
Frey ; Past Commanders Andrew B. GilfiUan, A. F. Kuhn, Albert 
Hahn; Delegates Thomas E. Boyd, Charles A. Richards, Peter 
Graber. 



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14:th Regiment Camp No. 14 
Armory, Sth avenue and 15th street, Brooklyn, X. Y. 
Delegates Edward Brosnan, Thos. G. Bloglit. 

Buchey O'Neil Camp No. 15 

Best and Jefferson streets, Buffalo, N. Y. 

Past Commanders Chas. S. Beilman, Joseph M. Brecker ; Dele- 
gate John Eehringer. 

Admiral Schley Naval Squadron Camp No. 16 

Borough Hall, Brooklyn, J^. Y. 

Senior Vice-Commander J. A. Hocking ; Past Commander John 
A. Walters; Delegates E. Koverick, Louis Sussman, Otto Bruns. 

Major-General B. P. Hughes Camp No. 17 
951 Genesee street, Buffalo, K^. Y. 

Past Commander William C. Strauss; Delegate Joseph Roem- 
hild, Jr. 

Admiral Philip Camp No. 18 

Borough Hall, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Past Commanders J. E. Allen, W. H. Holmes; Delegate John 
S. Clinton. 

Old Guard Camp No. 19 

127th street and Lenox avenue, ^ew York City 

Senior Vice-Commander John Sigmann; Delegates Charles E. 
Delvalle, Louis Faigel, John H. O'Connor, Morris Florea. 

Joseph S. Decker Camp No. 20 

Bay and Thompson streets, Stapleton, S. I., Fort Wadsworth, 

X. Y. 

Delegate Chas. A. Brodie. 

Gen. Henry W. Laivion Camp No. 21 
Lorimer and Ten Eyck streets, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Commander Thomas F. Hyland; Delegate Martin J. Graham. 



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Brooklyn Camp No. 22 
Borough Hall, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Delegate Joseph Conte. 

New York City Gomp No. 23 
West End, 226 W. 125th street, ISTew York City 
Delegate John Bickerstoff. 

Col. Henry W. Huhbell Camp No. 24 
104 West 4Yth street, JS'ew York City 

Past Commander James Y. Lavery; Delegates James F. Rey- 
nolds, Philip Scheppler. 

L. Boardman Simth Camp No. 25 
96 State street, Rochester, N. Y. 
Delegate Godfrey Ashbaker. 

Bobert C. Anderson Gamp No. 26 

State Armory, Oswego, N. Y. 

Past Commander George W. Morley; Delegate William Mc- 
Gregor. 

WaZlace F. Bandolph Camp No. 27 

City Hall, Yonkers, N. Y. 

Delegate Wm. 0. Avery. 

Capt. Frank B. Palmer Camp No. 28 
71-83 State street, Albany, N. Y. 

Commander Archibald R. MacFarland; Senior Vice-Com- 
mander John P. Hay den; Junior Vice-Commander Andrew eT. 
Gorey; Past Commanders Charles E. Davis, M. J. Reagan, 
L. S. A. Dreis, Wm. P. Malcolm; Delegates John J. Harbinger, 
Rev. Burton J. Hotaling, Frank Murphy. 

Captain W. 8. Overton, Jr., Camp No. 29 
Odd Fellows Hall, Whitestone, K Y. 
Past Commander A. J. Kennedy. 



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OHffin Engineers' Camp No. 31 
69 th Regiment Armory, N'ew York City 

Commaiider Thomas Began^ Jr.; Vice-Commander Abraham 
H. Levy; Past Commanders John J. Murphy, Irving Coon. 

Liscum-Wheeler Camp No. 33 
State Armory, Utica, N. Y. 
Past Commander Thomas Slater; Delegate J. D. Clifford. 

H. J. Reilly Cwmp No. 34 
Borough Hall, Brooklyn, 'N. Y. 
Past Commander William Steiger. 

Defendam Camp No. 36 

9th Regiment Armory, New York City 

Conunander Chas. A. Bond; Past Commanders B. A. Flood, 
Wm. F. Leuper, Aug. Aschemoor; Delegate Ernest Dunaway. 

N. W. Crosby Camp No. 37 

City Hall, Main and Mechanic streets. New Rochelle, N. Y. 

Commander V. M. Bovie; Past Commanders Geo. J. Sawyer, 
John F. Flanagan, Dennis F. Hynes, Frank J. Schulte ; Delegate 
Michael J. Buckley. 

Oen. Guy F. Henry Camp No, 38 

200 E. 45th street, New York City 

Past Conunanders Patrick J. Corcoran, Fred C. Madden ; Dele- 
gate Francis A. Gourdier. 

E. M. Hoffman Camp No. 40 

State Armory, Elmira, N. Y. 

Past Commanders Lee Card, Leon A. Fonest; Delegate Boyd 
Shearley. 

Col Walter Scott Camp No. 42 

State Armory, Oneonta, N. Y. 

Past Commander Wm. P. Little; Del^ate C. R. Hotaling. 



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George D. Russell Camp No. 43 

13th Regiment Armory, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Commander Geo. H. Kemp; Junior Vice-Commander Jason 
E. Clapp; Past Commanders Chas. O. Davis, John S. Eiseman; 
Delegates Daniel F. Serr, Chas. M. Ross. 

Major John J. Sague Gamp No. 44 
State Armory, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 
Delegate Horner L. Coxhead. 

Samuel M. Porter Gamp No. 45 
State Armory, Jamestown, 1^. Y. 
Commander W. L. Beck. 

Sergeant Hamilton Fish Camp No. 46 
101 West 127th street, ]S"ew York City 

Commander Fred Meyer ; Senior Vice-Commander Robt. Clark ; 
Junior Vice-Commander J. Finnerty; Past Commanders W. S. 
Styles, F. H. Smith, jDan CuUinane; Delegates Axel Swenson, 
John Roth. 

Admiral Sampson Camp No. 48 

Borough Hall, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Commander John F. Spolders; Past Commander Wm. J. 
Carroll. 

Naval Camp No. 49 

329 Atlantic avenue, Brooklyn, "N. Y. 

Commander Theo. Meyer; Senior Vice-Commander T. E. 
Morris; Past Commander F. P. Mang. 

Col. John W. Vrooman Camp No. 51 
Grange Hall, Herkimer, "N. Y. 
Senior Vice-Commander L. A. White; Delegate J. P. Ilolden. 



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Major Frank Keck Camp No. 53 

226 West 125tb street, New York City. 

Commander Solomon Weil; Delegates Geo. McKeown, W. C. 
Snyder, Joseph Heoney, Wm. J. Junior. 

Louis W. Carlisle Gamp No. 56 
32 Taggart Bldg., Watertown, Is^. Y. 
Delegate H. W. Bell. 

Saratoga Camp No. 58 

G. A. R. Hall, Pavilion place, Saratoga Springs, N. Y. 

Commander Charles E. Van Pelt; Senior Vice-Commander 
Geo. W. Lyman; Junior Vice-Commander Fred W. Calkins; 
Past Commanders Louis J. FoUett, Fred. W. Dunson, Geo. W. 
Ainsworth, Richard A. Cooney; Delegate James L. Shay. 

David Wilson Gamp No. 59 

177th street and 3d avenue, New York City 

Past Department Commander William Jones; Commander 
Edw. H. Martin; Senior Vice-Commander Chas. G. Olin; Past 
Commanders Frank D. Lakestream, Ben Rosenberg, William C. 
Wild ; Delegates Otto Schmidt, Paul R. Hinz, John Lyon, August 
Brunning. 

William McKinley Camp No. 62 

Central Hall, 217 Court street, Brooklyn, !N^. Y. 

Commander Thomas R. Edwards; Delegate John Slattery. 

Captain George H. Tilley Camp No. 66 

Town Hall, Fulton street, Jamaica, X. Y. 

Senior Vice-Commander Andrew T. IN'ord; Junior Vice-Com- 
mander Avery C. Sickles; Past Commander Alfred Halliday; 
Delegates Walter E. Tounison, John A. Miller. 

Admiral Cook Gamp No. 69 
Town Hall, Haverstraw, N. Y. 
Delegate A. L. Hellstrom. > 



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Hudson CcBmp No. 71 

State Armory, Hudson, N. T. 

Senior Vice-Commander William Kiley ; Vkst Commander John 
H. Ehman; Delegate Harry B. Seymour. 

Thomas H, Barry Gamp No. 73 
3d avenue and 54th street, BrooHyn, N". T. 

Commander Geo. W. Meyer; Junior Vice-Conmiander Chas. 
J. Edward; Past Commanders Eohert Elinch, John L. Dunn, 
Raymond S. Newton; Delegates Jamea T. Carroll, Alexander 
Kimbark, Steven J. Kavanaugh. 

David J. Johnston Camp No. 74 

G. A. E. Hall, Cohoes, K T. 

Commander William Ross; Senior Vice-Commander Alex. 
Robertson; Past Commanders Joseph Ruddy, William J. Floud, 
Robert Ray, T. C. Collins; Del^ate Michael Conmsry. 

Captain Malcolm A. Rafferty Camp No. 80 
Queeis County Court House, Long Island City, IsT. Y. 
Del^ate J. Kutil. 

Lochport Camp No, 8.3 
G. A. R. Hall, Main and Pine streets^ Lockport, N. Y. 
No delegates^ 

West Point Gamp No. 85 
Engineer Gymnasium, West Point, N. Y. 
Commander Chas- J. Watson. 

Col. John 0. Butler Camp No. &6 

470 South Salina street, Syracuse, 'N. Y. 

Senior Vice-Commander John D. O'Donnell ; Past Commanders 
Patrick J. Guilf oyle,Ernest Vogelsang ; Delegates E. J. Guilf oyle, 
A. Sager. 



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Foreign Service Camp No. 87 
110 E. 125th street, New York City 

Junior Vice-Commander Edw. J. Levore; Delegate LeRoy 
Corbin. 

Admiral William P. Potter Gamp No, 90 

State Armoiy, Whitehall, N. Y. 

Commander Clinton C. Yemans; Past Commanders Horatio 
S. Douglass, Albert W. Bement ; Delegate Gordon Wilson. 

Abraham Lincoln Camp No, 91 

45th street and 3d avenue, ^sTew York City 

Commander John T. Thornton; Junior Vice-Commander Jas. 
V. Gurkian ; Past Commanders Frank M. Lawless, Hugh J. Joyce ; 
Delegates T. L. O'Brien, J. J. McCormick, John Kirk, John 
Shaughnessy. 

Empire City Camp No, 92 

Borough Hall, Brooklyn, ^N". Y. 

Past Commander James J. Curton; Delegate Daniel Ford. 

Q9th Regiment Camp No. 93 

26th street and Lexington avenue, Xew York City 
Delegate Thomas F. Gannon. 

Crispus Attuchs Camp No. 95 
83 W. 134th street, New York City 

Senior Vice-Commander Charles H. Payne; Junior Vice-Com- 
mander Simon Kenard; Past Commander L. C. Henderson. 

Col. John Jacob Astor Camp No. 98 

29 Vesey street, New York City 

Delegates Chas. Xilson, John F. Eble. 

Col. Garland N, WhiMler Camp No, 100 

Fort Totten, N. Y. 

Commander James P. Quinn; Past Commander James S. 
Holmes; Delegate John Johnson. 



REPORTS OF CAMP HISTORIANS 



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HISTOEIAN'S EEPOET OF CAPT. F. E. PALMER CAMP 
No. 28, U. S. W. v., FROM JANUARY 1 TO JUNE 1, 
1916 

To the Department Historian: 

I have the honor, as Camp Historian of Capt. F. R. Palmer 
Camp No. 28, TInited Spanish War Veterans, located at Albany, 
N. T., to submit for your consideration the semi-annnal report, 
in compliance with Greneral Orders. 

Duties 

The oflSce of Camp Historian carries with it a solemn duty 
that the Historian must be present at every meeting of the Camp 
and also attend all social functions, so that he may be able to 
submit a report with a knowledge of what is actually occurring, 
and although I have been the Historian of this Camp for the past 
seven years, I have found that this position is one that has not 
been properly understood by our representatives at either the 
National or Department Encampments, as there is no special 
ruling laid down to govern this particular work which in years to 
come will prove so essential to the welfare of our beloved Organi- 
zation, so therefore I would suggest that a form be ordered printed, 
and upon a historian being installed he be furnished with twelve 
(12) copies and instructed to submit monthly reports to the De- 
partment Historian, who may forward same to Department Head- 
quarters, thus keeping Headquarters informed as to the progress 
of each Camp in the Department, and also assist the Department 
Historian in his work of arranging his report, which must be sub- 
mitted at the Department Encampments. 

Camp Meetings 

This Camp holds its regular meetings the second Tuesday in 
each month, in the rooms of the Capitol City Club, Nos. 71 and 
73 State street, and during the past six (6) months no meeting 
has been attended at which there has not been an average attend- 

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ance of forty (40) Comrades present, and on two occasions there 
was an attendance of sixty (60), thus showing that our member- 
ship is alive with interest in the welfare of our Order. 

Membership 

While we have no succeeded in securing as many recruits this 
term as we have in the past, I am sure that it is not due to lack 
of interest by the Comrades, as it must be borne in mind that in 
this city we have opposition, as there is a post of Veterans of For- 
eign Wars located here. We have, however, succeeded in rein- 
stating a number of Comrades, and have also been able to have 
at least one or more applications for membership submitted at 
every meeting of the Camp during the present term. 

Press Notices 

One of the most essential items in the work of a Camp Historian 
is to see that his Camp is kept constantly before the public. In 
this way we not only keep the membership informed as to what 
the Camp is doing, but we have succeeded in securing a number 
of recruits who otherwise would not be aware of there being a 
real live organization in their town to which they were eligible to 
membership. 

The press of Albany has always been favorable to this Camp, 
and each week there is always an article in the Fraternal columns 
of the five (5) principal newspapers published in this town, so 
that no matter where a Comrade may be, upon his family or his 
friends forwarding the Saturday evening or Sunday papers, he 
is sure to be in touch with the working of his Organization. 

Patriotism 

This Camp has succeeded in being recognized in its work of 
teaching the younger generation the lesson of patriotism, as they 
are constantly receiving invitations to attend exercises either 
at the schools or those held by social or fraternal organizations 
located in Albany and elsewhere. 

On January Yth the Kotary Club of Albany presented to the 
TJ. S. Supreme Court, in its chambers at the City Hall, an Ameri- 
can flag, to be used only on naturalization days, and on this occa- 



Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Encampment 319 

sion our Camp was represented by Past Commander Wm. S. 
Fredenrich and a number of the Comrades, who afterwards at- 
tended the banquet at the Ten Eyck Hotel and took an active part 
in speechmaking, etc. 

April 7th this Camp put on a military pageant at the Albany 
Orphan Asylum, which was held under the auspices of Mohawk 
Chapter, Daughters of the Revolution, the Camp on this occasion, 
with the stage set to represent an army camp, performed the duties 
of soldiers in the daily routine of camp life from Reveille to Taps, 
the same being explained to the poor unfortunates by First Lieut. 
H. H. Acherson of the TJ. S. Army, and this Camp is at present 
in receipt of letters from other organizations requesting us to 
repeat the performance. 

■ In* addition, representatives have visited other organizations 
and addressed them on the subject of " Patriotism," and especially 
the Grand Army of the Republic, who have called upon us on 
various occasions. 

Installation and Regular Meetings 

The officers of this Camp were installed by Senior Vice-Depart- 
ment Commander George McCune, assisted by Past Commander 
William Tyner, at a special meeting held January 5th in Ein- 
tracht Hall. After the installation refreshments were served and 
remarks listened to from Senior Vice-Department Commander 
McCune, Past Commander Wm. Tyner, of Troy, and Commander- 
elect A. R. MacFarland, Past Commander Wm. Fredenrich and 
other, all of whom spoke upon the advancement of our Order and 
particularly in regard to the proposed visit of the Department 
Comniander, Frank S. Sidway, who was due to visit the Comrades 
of the Capitol District at Troy on January 21st. 

Invitations were received from General Eugene Griffith Camp 
N^o. 11 of Schenectady and the Ladies' Auxiliary 'No. 15 to at- 
tend their installation ceremonies, both of which were accepted 
. with thanks to our Comrades and ladies. 

January 11th, at the regular meeting, a communication was 
received from the Adjutant-General of New York State, Louis 
Stotesbury, in regard to the distribution of campaign medals, and 
a committee, consisting of Past Commander Wm. S. Fredenrich, 



320 United Spahish Wab Veteeans 

Past Commajider Wm. H. Kyle and Comrade Harry Duarat, was 
appointed to consult with Major Albert E. Deniaon of the local 
Battalion of the Is^ational Guard as to the advisability of holding 
a Review some time in February, when the medals could be pre- 
s^ited to the members of the Camp as a body. 

At this meeting a committee, consisting of the Trustees and 
Comrades Charles Bentley and Francis Murphy, was appointed 
to aseertain if possible if this Camp could secure meeting rooms 
in the new County Building when it is completed. 

Past Commander Edward Burton, an old and tried workea: for 
the b^aefit of this Camp, having applied for an honorable discharge 
the same wa<s granted with regret on behalf of 1^' membffra. 

The Commander appointed his various committeee at this meet- 
ing, and among which was a committee to investigate- into the 
eharges preferred by Comrade Lorelo Cook of tMa Camp, who 
stated that he had been discriminated against in his work on the 
Barge Canal by the action of Major McDonough, who is at present 
in charge of the U. S. Engineers' Office. 

The Commander requested that until further notice he desired 
all the Comrades attending meetings to wear their badges and the 
officers to appear in uniform. 

At lie regular meeting held February 8th, Comrades Powers, 
Vance, and Whipple were reinstated^ and upon Comrade Whipple 
applying, for a transfer to Camp ^o. 3 of Binghamton the same 
was granted. 

Communications were received from the Hon. Eollin B. Sanf ord 
and the Hon. James W. Wadsworth in regard to the Widows and 
Orphans' bill (H, R. 54), in which these gentlemen stated that 
they will both do their duty in effecting the passage of this bill 
which means so much to the U. S. W. V. 

Committee appointed to consult with Major Denison in regard 
to a Review being held in conjunction with the presentation of 
State Decorations reported that the State Armory would be occu- 
pied by the Food Show on that occasion, and upon motion it was 
decided to have the medals presented on Muster !N'igiht. 

Past Commander James S. Long, of "New York City was with 
us on this occasion and received a royal welcome from the Com- 
rades for his excellent work in regard to legislative measures. 



Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Encampment 321 

especially the Preference bill, with which he was busily engaged 
in endeavoring to secure its passage. 

A communication was received from the American Banking 
Institute asking that their representative be granted the privilege 
of addressing the Comrades on the subject of " Thrift." Permis- 
sion was granted and their representative invited to deliver the 
lecture on Muster Night. 

At the meeting held March 14th the committee reported in 
regard to Comrade Lorelo Cook's case, and a vote of thanks was 
extended to Major McDonough for his interest in the U. S. W. V., 
the Comrade having been reinstated to his position. 

Committee appointed to secure rooms in the new County Build- 
ing reported that this Camp would be able to secure meeting rooms 
there and that the building would be ready about September 1st. 

Past Commander Wm. S. Fredenrich of the Memorial Dslv 
Committee announced that that committee would hold a meeting 
on March 18th at the State Armory. 

Motion that this Camp endorse both the Key bill and the Prefer- 
ence bill, and the members be instructed to write to their Senators 
and Representatives urging the passage of the Widows and 
Orphans' bill. 

Comrade James S. Long was again in attendance at this meet- 
ing and rendered an interesting report as to the work of the legis- 
lators, and on motion a rising vote of thanks was extended to our 
true and tried Comrade, James S. Long, for his excellent report 
and advice in this important matter. 

Past Commander Wm. S. Fredenrich, as District Inspector, 
invited the Comrades to accompany him on his tour of inspection 
of the Troy, Cohoes and Hudson Camps. 

A special meeting was held at the State Armory on March 27th 
for the purpose of changing the dates of Muster K'ight from April 
21st to April 12th, owing to \he 21st being Good Friday. 

On April 11th a regular meeting was held, invitations were 
received from the G. A. R. to parade on Memorial Day, the 
Memorial Committee of this Camp submitted their report as to 
the arrangements for Memorial Sunday, May 28th, and several 
new candidates were admitted. 

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322 • tlNiTED SpAiirisH War VeteSajts 

On May 9th a meeting was held, at which time the Camp was 
inspected by Past Commander Bourke of Troy, District Inspector, 
who was accompanied by Senior Vice-Department Commander 
George McCune and a large delegation of Comrades from Troy 
and Cohoes. 

At this meeting action was taken in r^ard to the erection of 
a " Hiker " monument on the Soldiers' Plot in Graceland Ceme- 
tery, and Past Commander Wm. H. Kyle was appointed chair- 
man of the Monument Committee with authority to appoint his 
own committee, and for the purpose of demonstrating to the general 
public that the Camp was in earnest in regard to this matter an 
oil painting of the " Hiker," showing its exact location when com- 
pleted, was ordered for the purpose of being unveiled at the 
Memorial exercises. 

A rifle club with a membership of thirty-two (32) was also 
formed at this meeting and Comrade John Hayden was authorized 
to inquire and submit at the next meeting a general idea of what 
was expected of the Comrades and what expense was attached to 
becoming members of the American Rifle Association.- 

Presentations 

On Februaiy 8th, on behalf of Captain F. R. Palmer Camp, 
Past Commander William H. Kyle presented Past Commander 
William S. Fredenrich with a Past Commander's Jewel, in recog- 
nition of the work which he had done for this Camp in the past. 
In this Comrade we have one who has ever been loyal and true, 
ever ready to assist a Comrade or the Organization. 

The spirit of thanksgiving must have prevailed at this meeting, 
for hardly had the presentation been made to Past Commander 
Fredenrich than the Camp Commander, A. R. MacFarland, arose 
and with a few well chosen remarks as to past services, etc., he 
in turn presented Past Commander Wm. H. Kyle with a Past 
Commander's Jewel. Both Comrades then expressed their appre- 
ciation of the thoughtfulness of the members of the Camp and 
assured them that in the future, as in the past, they would always 
be found striving for the advancement of the Order and particu- 
larly for Capt. F. R. Palmer Camp. 

On Muster Night, April 12th, the Commander also presented 
Past Commander L. T. A. Dreis with a Past Commander's Jewel 



PEOCEEBfl?^GS (JF THE TniRTEliKTir AtTNUAL ENdAMrAfEITT o23 

as he is one of the ardent workers of this Camp and one of the 
oldest Past Commanders in the Department, having been Com- 
mander of Wansboro Camp prior to the amalgamation of the 
Spanish War Veterans and the United Spanish War Veterans. 

Comrade Francis Murphy having been elected Alderman of the 
Ninth Ward of this city, was presented by his Comrades with a 
large floral piece upon taking his seat of ofiice. 

Muster Day 

On this occasion the Camp held its exercises at Moose Hall on 
April 12th, at which time visitors were present from the G. A. R., 
Veterans of Foreign Wars, together with Comrades from the 
Camps within the Capitol District, and Adjutant-General Louis 
Stotesbury of New York State presented to one hundred (100) Com- 
rades their State Decorations, and then delivered one of the most 
interesting addresses it has ever been the good fortune of the Com- 
rades of this Camp to listen to. Assemblyman Welsh was also 
present on behalf of the American Banking Institute and delivered 
an address on the subject of " Thrift." We also had with us an 
old time friend of ours, Mr. Charles V. Merrick, who addressed 
the assemblage; and last, but not least, Past Commander George 
Markle of the G. A. R. 

Memorial services were held in honor of our departed Comrades, 
and as each name was called three times a candle was extinguished. 

The U. S. W. V. Band was in attendance and rendered an 
excellent program. This band has improved wonderfully since 
our last Encampment. 

After refreshments had been served, the evening was spent in 
singing, dancing, etc. 

Department Honors 

At the meeting of this Camp held February 8th, this Camp 
endorsed Past Comimander William H. Kyle for the ofiice of 
Junior Vice-Department Commander at the Encampment to be 
held at Saratoga July 3d, 4th and 5th. 

Owing to the fact that this Camp has not had a representative 
in the Department for a number of years, they will endeavor to 
have their candidate elected and have pledged themselves to attend 
in a body with that purpose in view. 



324 • TTnited Spanish War VETERAii^g 

Memorial Sunday 

With an ideal day and an attendance of over 3,000 people, this 
Camp held its services at the Soldiers' Plot in Graceland Ceme- 
tery on May 28th, and it was then demonstrated to the Comrades 
that there is no other place within this city that is more appropriate 
than this is for having a '^ Hiker " Monument erected, as the 
general public look forward to these exercises each year and we 
have succeeded in making it an established fact, and there is no 
doubt but what we will break ground for the foundation this com- 
ing fall. 

Past Commander Wm. S. Fredenrich was chairman of the 
exercises, Judge George Addington orator of the day. Comrade 
Burton Ilotaling Camp Chaplain, and other speakers were Past 
Commander George Markle of the G. A. R., Past Commander 
W^m. II. Kyle and Ensign Ilambsch of the U. S. Xavy. 

In attendance was the Uniformed Rank of Maccabees, Knights 
of Pythias, Boys' Brigade of x\merica, Boy Scouts and the Ladies' 
Auxiliary ^Xo. 15, Mohawk Chapter, Daughters of the Revolu- 
tion, G. A. R. and forty (40) school children, all of whom took 
part in the parade from the gateway to the plot, headed by the 
IT. S. W. V. Band. 

An oil painting of the " Hiker " monument was unveiled, after 
which the graves of our Comrades were covered with flowers by 
the little school children. 

Memorial Day 

This Camp turned out on this occasion with one hundred tod 
fifty (150) Comrades in line and, headed by the U. S. W. Y* 
Band, who made their first appearance on this occasion, were 
greeted with applause around the entire route of march. With 
over seventy (70) uniformed members in line they surely made 
an excellent appearance. After the parade the Camp was served 
with refreshments, after which they journeyed to Troy and took 
jjart in the parade in that city in conjunction with M. D. Russell 
Camp Xo. 2. 

On Memorial Sunday evening the Camp attended in a body 
Divine services at the Grace Episcopal Church, together with their 



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auxiliary, where the Rev. Paul Birdsall delivered an interesting 
sermon on the subject " Preparedness." 

Military Order of the Sergent 

Since we have formed Balangtang Lair Xo. 13, M. O. S., we 
have found that this side degree has proven to be a very essential 
part of our organization, principally because it has the tendency 
to bring the Comrades together so that they are better acquainted. 
At our Lair session we always have visitors from the various 
Camps throughout the Capitol District, and w^e also find that 
since we gave a masque ball it has brought us a number of new 
recruits. The innocent pleasure which is enjoyed in the con- 
ferring of the Khatapuna degree is interesting enough to cause 
the Comrades to turn out and attend all meetings of the Lair, and 
we thus oftentimes have an opportunity to talk over matters apper- 
taining to the Camp where otherwise we would have sent postals 
to get the membership together. By all means let every Camp have 
its Lair of the Serpent and while we are still young enjoy the 
fruits of living. 

Taps 

Xothing lends more importance to our Camp meetings than the 
solemn ceremony of Taps for our departed Comrades, and when 
the Adjutant reads this particular part of the General Orders at 
each meeting, and the Comrades stand at " parade rest " none of 
us can help but look back over the years which have passed and 
recall some Comrade whom we loved dearly. 

Such w^ere the feelings of the members of this Camp when they 
assembled at the Union Station to meet the body of our dear friend 
and Comrade, Father W. H. I. Reaney, only a few months ago. Xo 
scene was ever enacted that appealed to the hearts of the Com- 
rades than when Father Chidwick offered up a j)rayer for our 
departed Comrade, beloved by all, who laid in that dismal baggage 
car on his journey to the far West and to his last earthly resting 
place. 

This Camp has been fortunate in not losing any Comrades 
through death during the past term, but several of our Comrades 
have suffered by the loss of their dear ones and, in closing my 
report, I can only say that the sincere sjTupathy of the Comrades 



326 • United Spanish Wae Vetesans 

of Capt. F. K. Palmer Camp No. 28, IT. S. W. V., is extended to 
them in this their hour of bereavement. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WILLIAM H. KYLE, 

Camp Historian, 
22 West street, Albany, N. Y. 



ScHENECTABY, N. Y., June 28, 1916. 

To: The Department Historian, Department of New York. 

From: The Historian of Gen. Eugene Griffin Camp No. 1. 
Subject: Historian's Report. 

Sib. — In pursuance with General Orders C. S. I have the honor 
to herewith submit the following report as Historian of Gen. 
Eugene GriflSn Camp No. 11. At the beginning of the year we 
had a membership of 142 and at the present time we have on our 
roll 151. 

On January 14th the Camp held a joint installation of officers 
with the Ladies' Auxiliary, and the following officers were installed 
by Past Commander Frank S. Hoppman, assisted by Past Com- 
mander G. L. Alexander as Master of Ceremonies : 

Commander, John T. McNeff. 

Senior Vice-Commander, Chas. H. Jeggles. 

Junior Vice-Commander, Fred B. Rickert. 

Adjutant, Garrett V. Johnson. 

Quartermaster, Thos. McDonald. 

Chaplain, Ernest O. Huston. 

Officer of the Day,Daniel O. Small. 

Officer of the Guard, Wm. Gaines. 

Patriotic Instructor, Geo. L. Alexander. 

Historian, Geo. Hussong. 

Color Sergeants, Tillman Babcock and Howard Surdam. 

Quartermaster Sergeant, Joseph Drohat. 

Sergeant-Major, Benjamin Reisner. 

Musician, Frank McChesney. 



Proceedings of the Thibtebnth Anistual Encampment 327 

After the installation refreshments were served by the Ladies' 
Auxiliary. Many visitors were present from Albany, Troy, Sara- 
toga and other nearby places. 

In January the Camp attended a reception to the Department 
Commander at Troy, N. Y., fully forty members turning out on 
this occasion. 

On April 21st this Camp had the honor of receiving a large 
number of citizens who were given their final naturalization papers. 
This ceremony was held in the Court House and was attended by 
several hundred persons. 

On April 26th our annual banquet was held in the mess hall 
of the State Armory. We had as our guests the Comrades of the 
G. A. K., the Ladies' Auxiliary, the U. S. Xavy recruiting staff 
of the Capitol District, many Comrades from nearby cities, besides 
many speakers of note, among whom were the Rev. J. J. Lynch, 
pastor of St. Columbus Church ; the Hon. H. S. DeForest, ex-Mem- 
ber of Congress ; Judge Draper of Troy, N. Y. ; Mr. I. C. Cham- 
berlayne of this city and others. Comrade Thos. Spellacy, acting 
as toastmaster, filled the position with credit to himself and the 
Camp. 

On Memorial Sunday the Camp attended services at the State 
Street Presbyterian Church in a body, acting as escort to the 
G. A. R. The sermon was preached by the Rev. C. B. Magill, who 
took for his subject " Preparedness." 

On May 30th the Camp, in conjunction with the G. A. R., pro- 
ceeded to the various cemeteries and placed flowers on the graves 
of the departed Comrades and shipmates, after which the parade 
was formed and, led by Capt. J. S. Button of the National Guard 
as Grand Marshal, moved over the usual route. After the parade 
a dinner was served by the Ladies' Auxiliary, which was enjoyed 
by all present. After dinner, a large number of the Comrades 
journeyed to Troy and participated in the parade and exercises in 
that city as the guests of Marcus D. Russell Camp No. 2. 

On June 24th occurred the greatest achievement in the history 
of our Camp when there was held in this city a Preparedness 
parade, in which 25,000 people marched. It was a sight never to 
be forgotten, and too much credit cannot be given to the committee, 
of which Past Commander and Patriotic Instructor G. L. Alex- 



328 • United Spanish Wak Veterans 

ander was chairman. This parade was sppnsored by Gen. Eugene 
Griffin Camp. 

On June 25th the Camp assembled at the Armory to act as 
escort to Co.'s E and F and the Machine Gun Co. of the 2nd X. Y. 
Infantry, these troops being ordered to Camp Whitman for mobili- 
zation previous to their departure for duty on the Mexican border. 
Several of the Comrades of our Camp have enlisted for service in 
these companies, among w^hom are the following: Capt. J. S. 
Clinton, Lieut. Geo. E. Ramsey, Sergt. H. Y. Lighthall, Artificer 
Geo. Underbill, and Privates Geo. M. Bleser, Jos. Drohat, Till- 
man Babcock, Jas. Peeke and Howard Shutts. 

Respectfully submitted in F., P. and H., 

GEORGE HUSSONG, 

Historian of Oen. Eugene Griffin Camp No. 11, 
Dept of N. Y., U. S. W. V. 



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DEPARTMENT ROSTER FOR 1916 



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THE SPANISH WAR 
1898-1902 

The Spanish- American War, the Insurrection in the Philippines 
and the China Eelief Expedition are frequently termed pleasure 
picnics. For those, who are malicious, or ignorant, or both, it 
might be stated that the campaigns were a most serious business. 
In consulting iN'ewton A. Strait's book of American Battles, it will 
be learned that there has been too much levity exhibited in the 
matter of the late strife. 

Skirmishes, April 21, 1898, to 1900, 826. In 515 of these men 
were either killed or wounded. In round numbers the campaigns 
cost 12,000 lives. This brought much sorrow to many homes and 
hearts. Thousands are to-day incapacitated on account of those 
campaigns. 

We want the war to be judged by its consequences, its influences, 
its lessons. America found herself. In a nutshell, these are some 
of the fruits of the war : 

1. Non-sectionalization of Our Country. 

2. Independence of Cuba. 

3. Open Door to China. 

4. Autonomy in the Philippines. 

5. Panama Canal. 

6. Acquisition of Porto Rico. 

7. Acquisition of Hawaii. 

8. Remodelling of the Army. 

9. Our K'avy. 

All Americans should feel prouder of their Country's high place 
in the family of Nations, brought about by this conflict. 

Encouragement of Good Citizenship. 

Cementing the Ties of Friendship formed during the Cam- 
paigns. 

Helping the Comrades and their Dependents when in need, or 
otherwise. 

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332 United Spaxish War Veterans 

Honoring the memory of Our Comrades, and all Patriots of 
other Wars. 

Dissemination of Historical Knowledge of Our Campaigns. 

Eligibility 

Services in Army, Xavy or Marine Corps, including Acting 
Assistant Surgeons, Contract Doctors, Dentists, Veterinary Sur- 
geons, Paymasters' Clerks, or in such vessels as were temporarily 
under the control of the War or Xa\'y Departments. 

Service must comprise some periods between April 21, 1898, 
and July 4, 1902. 

An honorable discharge from service and a good moral character 
are prerequisites. 

Some Benefits 

Laws on the statute books of the State. 

Xon-removal of a veteran from civil service positions except for 
incompetency or misconduct, after hearing. 

Burial by the county of Veterans leaving no means to defray 
funeral expenses. 

Xo soldier, sailor or marine, or his wife or children, or the 
widow or orphans of one deceased, can be sent to an almshouse. 

Head-stones for the graves of all Veterans to be paid for by the 
county. 

Peddlers' licenses issued upon presentation of discharge. 

The United SpA]vrisii War Veterans coMrosE the cheapest 
INSURANCE COMPANY IN THE WORLD. The Avcalth of time, tissue, 
talent and treasure which is centered in its membership is at the 
disposal of the Comrades at call. 

Unlike other orders, the U. S. W. V. Order is limited in mera- 
bershij). Family trees, treasure-chests, check-lx)oks, political 
power, social prestige, or pre-eminence in this world's manifold 
activities, will not make a man eligible to this Order. You must 
have earned it. 

Department Officers 

De])artmont Commander, Frank S. Sidway, 194 Main street, 
Buffalo, N. Y. 

Senior Vice-Commander, George W. McCune, 1600 Highland 
avenue, Troy, N. Y. 



Proceedings of the Thieteenth Annual Encampment 333 

Junior Vice-Commander, William T. Hunt, 6 Congdon place, 
Binghamton, N. Y. 

Department Chief -of -Staff, Charles P. Shinn, 96 Church street, 
Xew York City. 

Department Adjutant, Andrew B. GilfiUan, 706 Mutual Life 
Building, Buffalo, N. Y. 

Department Quartermaster, William C. Strauss, 901 Smith 
street, Buffalo, X. Y. 

Department Inspector, William S. Goodwin, 229 Ryerson street, 
Brooklyn, X. Y. 

Department Judge Advocate, Thomas E. Boyd, 438 Prudential 
building, Buffalo, 'N. Y. 

Department Surgeon, Melville A. Hays, 124 Audubon avenue, 
Xew York City. 

Department Patriotic Instructor, Gerald J. O'Keefe, 960 Simp- 
son street, Xew York City. 

Department Marshal, William J. Kennedy, 344 East 77th 
street, Xew York Citv. 

Department Historian, Dr. Garrett V. Johnson, Schenectady, 
X^ Y 

Assistant Department Adjutant, Charles A. Metzler, 179 Xor- 
naal avenue, Buffalo, X. Y. 

Assistant Department Adjutant, Frederick Schroeder, 410 East 
153d street, Xew York Citv. 

Assistant Department Quartermaster, Albert Ilahn, 706 Mutual 
Life Building, Buffalo, X. Y. 

Assistant Department Quartermaster, Joseph Desch, 527 Boyd 
avenue, Woodhaven, X. Y. 

Department Color-Sergeant, Joseph Dossinger, 177 Peach 
street, Buffalo, X. Y. 

Department Color-Sergeant, George Stephan, 581 Sycamore 
street, Buffalo, X. Y. 

Department Musician, W. Elmore Slack, 11 Providence place, 
Albanv, X. Y. 

Chairman Committee on Legislation, Thomas E. Boyd, 438 
Prudential building, Buffalo, X. Y. 



334 I United Spanish Wae Veteeans 

EOSTER FOR 1916 

Manhattan Camp No. 1, New York City 

Meets second and fourth Saturdays, 9-11-13 East 59th street. 

Commander, L. T. Fetzer, 44 Cedar street, !N^ew York City. 

Adjutant, John A. O'Donnell, 48 Charlton street, New York 
City. 

Quartermaster, Jules S. Quarberg, 850 Amsterdam avenue, New 
York City. 

M. D. Russell Camp No. 2, Troy, N. Y. 

Meets second and fourth Thursdays, Rensselaer County Court 
House. 

Commander, Edward M. Jackson, 183 Second street, Troy, 
N. Y. 

Adjutant, John G. Smyth, 2156 13th street, Troy, N. Y. 

Quartermaster, Elbert M. Her, Grant avenue, Troy, N. Y. 

Thomas H. Barher Camp No. 3, Binghamton, N. Y. 

Meets first and third Wednesdays, State Armory. 

Commander, E. R. Potter, 296 Grand avenue, Johnson City, 
N. Y. 

Adjutant, E. J. Malmquist, 8 King avenue, Binghamton, N. Y. 

Quartermaster, C. E. Lathrop, 44 Court street, Binghamton, 
N. Y. 

WillioAn H. Hubhell Camp No. 4, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Meets second and fourth Fridays, Room 2, Borough Hall. 
Commander, John Curtin, 1850 E. 14th street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Adjutant, T. S. Gorman, 103 Vanderbilt street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Quartermaster, Charles Oswald, 583 Rogers avenue, BrookljTi, 
X. Y. 

Gloucester Naval Camp No. 5, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Meets first and third Saturdays, Room 2, Borough Hall. 
Commander, Robert X. Mackin, 1676 83d street, Brooklyn, 
N, Y. 



Pboceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Encampment 335 

Adjutant, Frank H. Wilson, 1005 FranMin avenue, Brooklyn, 
N. Y. -.-... V' I ^'^ 

Quartermaster, Edward J. Fitzsimmons, 201 Montauk avenue, 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Hon. Stephen Sanford Camp No, 6, Amsterdam, N. Y. 

Meets Wednesday, corner East Main and Church streets. 

Commander, Darwin E. Vunk, 21 Second street, Amsterdam, 
K^. Y. 

Adjutant, Melvin W. Lethbridge, State Armory, Amsterdam, 
N. Y. 

Quartermaster, LeRoy Geesler, 21^ McDonnell street, Am- 
sterdam, IN". Y. 

Niagara Falls Camp No, 7, Nia'gara Falls, N, Y, 

Meets first Monday, State Armory. 

Commander, Alfred H. Edsall, Public Library, ^Niagara Falls, 
^, Y, 

Adjutant, Maurice Horton, 617 Chestnut street, Niagara Falls, 
'N, Y. 

Quartermaster, Henry Seipple, 928 Main street, Niagara Falls, 
N. Y. 

William B, Carmer Camp No, 8, Mt, Vernon, N, Y, 

Meets second Thursday, Armory, Company H, North 5 th 
avenue. 

Commander, Otto Thiede, 17 Beach street, Mt. Vernon, N. Y. 

Adjutant, John H. Brancard, 42 South 7th avenue, Mt. Vernon, 
N. Y. 

Quartermaster, Isaac Joel, 227 North High street, Mt. Vernon, 
N. Y. 

Warren A, Wilson Camp No. 9, Glens Falls, N. Y. 

Meets first and third Tuesdays, Maccabee Hall, Glen street. 

Commander, James J. Hogan, 9 Pruyn street, Glens Falls, 
K. Y. 

Adjutant, Adelbert Reynolds, 74 West street. Glens Falls, N. Y. 

Quartermaster, Jesse Pt Kelsey, 130 Hud^n street^ South 
Ghm Falls, N, Y. 



336' \ United Spanish War Veterans 

Theodore Roosevelt Camp Nd, 10, New York City 

Meets first and third Saturdays, Loeflfler's Hall, S. E. corner 
148th street and Willis avenue. 

Commander, William Patterson, 1525 W^ashington avenue, 
Bronx, K'ew York City. 

Adjutant, John Kavanagh, 410 East 237th street, Bronx, Xew 
York City. 

Quartermaster, Fred Dietzler, 460 East 141st street, Bronx, 
Xew York City. 

Gen, Eugene Griffin Camp No. 11, Schenectctdi/j N, Y. 

Meets first and third Wednesdays, State Armory. 
Commander, John T. McNeeff, 19 Mynderse street, Schenec- 
tady, N. Y. 

Adjutant, Garrett V. Johnson, 840 State street, Schenectady, 

:n^. y. 

Quartermaster, Thomas W. McDonnell, 1128 Albany street, 
Schenectady, N. Y. 

Seyhurn-Liscum Camp No, 12, Buffalo, N, Y, 

Meets first and thii;d Mondays, G. A. R. Hall, Elmwood and 
Virginia streets. 

Commander, J. J. Smith, 56 Wagner place, Buffalo, X. Y. 

Adjutant, Arthur E. Rosebrock, 81 Pennsylvania street, Buf- 
falo, K Y. 

Quartermaster, Albert Hahn, 706 Mutual Life Bldg., Buffalo, 
^^ Y. 

14:th Regiment Camp No. 14, Broohhjn, N. Y. 

Meets first and third Fridays, Armory, 8th avenue and 15th 
street. 

Commander, James J. Hand, Custoin House, K". Y. 

Adjutant, Edw. D. B. Logan, 1195 Flatbush avenue, Brooklyn, 
N. Y. . . 

Quartermaster, Charles R. Marmis, 1036 West street, Bath 
Beach, Brooklyn, iNT. Y, 



Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Encamp^ient 337 

Buckey O'Neil Camp No, 15, Buffalo, N. Y. 

Meets second and fourth Fridays, Labor Temple Hall, Best and 
Jefferson streets. 

Commander, Charles A. Metzler, 179 Normal avenue, Buffalo, 
K. Y. 

Adjutant, II. L. Witherall, 56 Xiagara street, Buffalo, X. Y. 

Quartermaster, Joseph M. Brecker, 204 Sprenger avenue, Buf- 
falo, X. Y. 

Admiral Schley Naval Squadron Camp No. 16, Brooklyn^ N. Y. 

Meets first and third Mondays, Borough Hall. 

Commander, A. G. Berger, 30 Rockaway avenue, Brooklyn, 
X. Y. 

Adjutant, H. J. Hunt, 491 Central street, Brooklyn, X. Y. 

Quartermaster, Henry Taylor, 112 Xorth Henry street, Brook- 
lyn, X. Y. 

Major General R, P. Hughes Camp No. 17, Buffalo, N. Y. 

Meets first and third Thursdays, Humboldt Park Hall, 951 
Genesee street. 

Commander, Herman Lang, 493 Winslow avenue, Buffalo, 
X^. Y. 

Adjutant, Wm. C. Gertz, 182 Wyoming avenue, Buffalo, X. Y. 

Quartermaster, John Linsman, ^^ Montana avenue, Buffalo, 
X. Y. 

Admiral Philip Camp No. 18, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Meets first Friday, Borough Hall. 

Commander, James A. Manning, 469 Ralph avenue, Brooklyn, 
X. Y. 

Adjutant, William H. Holmes, 1017 DeKalb avenue, Brooklyn, 
X. Y. 

Quartermaster, John A. Duncan; 8^ Rochester avenue, Brook- 
Ivn, X. Y. 

Old Guard Camp No. 19, New York City 

Meets second and fourth Tuesdays, Loyal Moose Club Bldg., 
127th street and Lenox avenue. 



338 United Spanish Was Veterans 

Commander, George W. Tushingham, 1547 Third avenue, New 
York City. 

Adjutant, Elias Samuels, 278 Audubon avenue, 'New York 
City. -^^ 

Quartermaster, Charles E. Delvalle, 29 East 169th street, New 
York City. ' 

Joseph S. Decker Camp No. 20, Fort Wadsivorth, N, Y. 

Meets first and third Thursdays, corner Bay and Thompson 
streets, Stapleton, S. I. 

Commander, Edward E. Hardin, Lt.-Col. U. S. Army (retired). 
West New Brighton, Staten Island, N. Y. 

Adjutant, William H. Albert, Sergt. Major, C. A. C, Fort 
Wadsworth, N. Y. 

Quartermaster, David M. Levine, 1st Serg. 114th Co., C. A. C, 
Fort Wadsworth, N. Y. 

Gen. Henry W. Lawton Camp No. 21, BrooTclyn, N. Y. 

Meets second and fourth Thursdays, Empire Hall, Lorimer and 
Ten Eyck streets. 

Commander, Thomas F. Hyland, 2066 Atlantic avenue, Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. 

Adjutant, Martin J. Graham, 61 Hull street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Quartermaster, Julius Staal, 1 St. John's place, Ridgew^ood, 
J.. I. 

BrooMyn Camp No. 22, Brooklyn^ N. Y. 

Meets fourth Monday, Boom 2, Borough Hall. 
Commander, William Keineke, 112 Lee avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Adjutant, Joseph Conte, 241 Sands street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Quartermaster, William F. Morgan, 136 Meserole avenue, 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 

New York City Camp No. 23, New York City 

Meets second Friday, West End, 226 W. 125th street. 
Commander, Dean Nelson, 38 Park Kow, New York City. 
Adjutant, John BickerstafF, 77 Chester avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Quartermaster, Hymaji Finkelgtoue, 1053 Southern boulevard, 
New York City. 



Proceedings of the Thieteenth Annual Encampment 339 

Col. Henry W. Hubbell Camp No. 24, New York City 

Meets third Friday, 104 West 47tL street. 

Commaiider, Thomas F. Dawkins, 1022 Odgen avenue, New 
York City. 

Adjutant, James F. Reynolds, Holbrook, L. I. 

Quartermaster, Otto J. RochoU, 391 East 157th street, I^ew 
York City. 

L. Boardmwn Smith Camp No. 25, Rochester^ N. Y. 

Meets first and third Wednesdays, 96 State street. 

Commander, Claude L. Seller, 107 Webster avenue, Rochester, 
K Y. 

Adjutant, John Dittman, 14 Ereth street, Rochester, N. Y. 

Quartermaster, Godfrey Ashbaker, 30 Ormond street, Rochester, 
1^. Y. 

Robert C. Anderson Camp No. 26, Oswego, N. Y. 

Meets first Monday, State Armory. 

Commander, Roland T. Clark, 114 East Bridge street, Oswego, 
N. Y. 

Adjutant, Daniel J. O'Mara, 18 East 6th street, Oswego, IST. Y. 

Quartermaster, William S. Monaghan, State Armory, Oswego. 
N. Y. 

Wallace F. Randolph Camp No. 27, Yonkers, N. Y. 

Meets first Tuesday, City Hall. 

Commander, Daniel Wolff, City Hall, Yonkers, N. Y 
Adjutant, William A. Simpson, 353 Eldridgc avenue, Yonkers, 
N. Y. 

Quartermaster, A. E. Chambers, 49 Oak street, Yonkers, IN". Y 

Captain Frank jB. Palmer Camp No. 28, Albany, N. Y. 

Meets second Tuesday, Capital City Club Rooms, 71-83 State 

street. 

Commander, Archibald R. MacFarland, 53 Alexander street, 

Albany, 'N. Y, 



340 United Spanish Wae Veterans 

Adjutant, William S. Fredenrich, 176 State street, Albany, 
X. Y. 

Quartermaster, Martin R. Weldon, 21 Hudson avenue, Albany, 
X. Y. 

Captain W. S, Overton, J^'^ Camp No. 29, Whitestonej N. Y. 

Meets last Saturday, Odd Fellows Hall, 18th street. 

Commander, Frederick Burns, 144 Linden avenue, Flushing, 
L. I., N. Y. 

Adjutant, James A. McCaiferty, 62 Tenth avenue, Whitestone, 
X. Y. 

Quartermaster, John M. If iemeyer, 20 West 20th street, White- 
stone, X. Y. 

Neptune, Naval Camp No. 30, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Meets fourth Thursday, Room 2, Borough Hall. 

Commander, Herman Meyer, 159 West 66th street, Xew York 
City. 

Adjutant, John J. Inman, 110 Xorth Henry street, Brooklyn, 
X. Y. 

Quartermaster, Fred G. Simcox, 508 Humboldt street, Brook- 
Ivn, X. Y. 

Griffin Engineers Camp No. 31, New York City 

Meets fourth Thursday, 69th Regiment Armory. 
Commander, Thomas Regan, 12 Broome street, Xew York City. 
Adjutant, James W. Adlard, 4435 Third avenue, Xew York 
City. 

Quartermaster, Henry Byers, 275 57th street, Brooklyn, X. Y. 

Liscum-W heeler Camp No. 33, Utica, N. Y. 

Meets second Monday, State Armory. 
Commander, W. A. Fostel*, 118 Hobart- street, Utica, X. Y. 
Adjutant, C. M. Roberts, 110 Clinton place, Utica, X. Y. 
Quartermaster, J. D. Clifford, State Armory, Utica, X. Y. 



Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Encampment 3-1:1 

li. J. Reilly Camp No. 34, Broohlyn, N, Y. 

Meets first Tuesday, Eoom 2, Borough Hall, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Commander, Michael J. Newell, 723 llth avenue, Steinway, 
L. L 

Adjutant, Peter jSTealis, 235 Adelphi street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Quartermaster, William A. Murphy, 153 Park avenue, Brook- 
lyn, :«■. Y. 

Defeiidam Camp No. 36, Netv York City 

Meets third Thursday, 9 th Regiment x\rmory, 14th street and 
C avenue. 

Commander, C. A. Bond, 10 East 39th street, c/o ^^ Tobacco," 
Xew York City. 

Adjutant, William F. Leuper, 540 E. 85th street, Xew York 
City. 

Quartermaster, Charles G. Lawrence, 110 E. 81st street, J^ew 
York Citv. 

N. W. Crosby Camp No. 37, Neiv Rochelle, N. Y. 

Meets second Wednesday, City Hall, Main and Mechanic streets. 
Commander, Verne M. Bovie, Lake avenue, Xew Rochelle, 

:n^. y. 

Adjutant, John F. Flanagan, 19 Walnut street, Xew Eochelle, 

:n^. y. 

Quartermaster, Michael eT. Buckley, 49 Warren street, New 
Rochelle, Is^. Y. 

Gen. Guy V.' Henry Camp No. 38, New York City 

Meets first and third Thursdays, Na-Bocklish Hall, 200 E. 45th 
street. 

Commander, Andrew E. Burke, 248 E. 23 d street, New York 
City. 

Adjutant, T. J. O'Donnell, 316 E. 55th street, New York City. 

Quartermaster, Peter J. O'Brien, 18 W. 100th street, New York 
City. 



342 f tTNiTED Spanish Wab VeteSaits 

Major Louis B. Lawton Camp No, 39, AuhurUj N, Y. 

Meets fourth Thursday, State Armory. 

Commander, Jesse D. Brooks, 176 Woodlawn avenue. Auburn, 
N. Y. 

Adjutant, Edgar A. Rose, 26^ Lewis street. Auburn, IN". Y. 

Quartermaster, James E. Osterhout, State Armory, Auburn. 
N. Y. 

E. M. Hoffman Camp No. 40, Elmira, N. F. 

Meets second and fourth Mondays, State Armory. 
Commander, II. W. Pankaw, 701 E. Market street, Elmira, 

NY. IN 

Adjutant, S. O. Smith, 625 Mt. Zoar street, Elmira, IST. Y. 
Quartermaster, Joseph Wardzinski, 206 E. Water street, El- 
mira, 'N. Y. 

Col. Walter Scott Camp No. 42, Oneonta, N. Y. 

Meets second Friday, State Armory, Academy and Fair streets. 
Commander, Frank E. Neal, 47 Spruce street, Oneonta, N. Y. 
Adjutant, R. P. Hill, 367 Main street, Oneonta, N. Y. 
Quartermaster, C. L. Hotaling, 47 Main street, Cooperstown, 
K Y. 

George D. Russell Camp No. 43, Broohlyn, N. Y. 

Meets second Saturday, 13th Regiment Armory. 

Commander, George H. Kemp, 427 Ocean View avenue, Wood- 
haven, N. Y. 

Adjutant, Charles M. Reid, 18 White street, New York City. 

Quartermaster, John J. Lawton, 3103 Snyder avenue, Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. 

Major John J. Sague Camp No. 44, PougJikeepsie, N. Y. 

Meets second Tuesday, State Armory. 

Commander, Abram L. DeVries, 44 Harrison street, Pough- 
keepsie, IS. Y. 

Adjutant, Thomas N. Gjobye, P. O. Box 99, Poughkeepsie, 
N.Y. 

Quartermaster, Albert C. Odell, P. O. Box 66, Poughkeepsie, 
N. Y. 



Proceedings o^ the Thirteeis'th Annual Encampment 343 

Samuel M. Porter Camp No. 45, Jamestovm, N. Y. 

Meets fourth Monday, State Armory. 

Commander, William L. Beck, 7 East Third street, Jamestown, 

]sr. Y. 

Adjutant, Donald S. Brown, 13 Fulton street, Jamestown, N. T. 
Quartermaster, Frederick W. Hyde, 201 Main street, James- 
town, N. T. 

Sergeant Hamilton Fish Camp No, 46, New York City 

Meets second and fourth Fridays, 101 West 127th street. 

Commander, Fred Meyer, 231 West 145th street, New York 
City. 

Adjutant, Charles Kerr, 424 East 161st street, New York City. 

Quartermaster, J. Harrie Burdge, 1816 Anthony avenue, New 
York City. 

BoATon Steuben Camp No. 47, Homell, N. Y. 

Meets second Friday, State Armory, Seneca street. 
Commander, Bert Santee, 32 Church street, Hornell, N. Y. 
Adjutant, Fred J. Pierce, 6 State street, or State Armory, Hor- 
nell, N. Y. 

Quartermaster, Bert Arwine, 9 Marshall avenue, Hornell, N. Y. 

Admiral Sampson Camp No. 48, Brooklyn^ N. Y. 

Meets second and fourth Saturdays, Room 2, Borough Hall. 

Commander, John F. Spolders, 571 66th street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Adjutant, Ernest W. Larkin, 143 Skillman avenue, Brooklyn, 
N. Y. 

Quartermaster, Herbert W. Doggrell, 31 South Greenwood ave- 
nue, Richmond Hill, L. I. 

Naval Camp No. 49, Brooklyn^ N. Y. 

Meets second and fourth Tuesdays, Lyric Hall, 329 Atlantic 
avenue. 

Commander, Theo. Meyer, 2366 Putnam avenue, Ridgewood 
Heights, New York City. 



344 V TTxiTED Span^isii War Vetebans 

Adjutant, John Everetts, 1917 East 48th street, Brooklyn, 

:n^. y. 

Quartermaster, H. P. Hogelund, 1624 55th street, Brooklyn, 
N. Y. 

Col. John IF. Vrooman Camp No, 51, Herkimer^, N. Y. 

Meets fourth Tuesday, Grange Hall. 
Commander, Charles J. Hartigan, Herkimer, X. Y. 
Adjutant, F. W. Cristman, Herkimer, X. Y. 
Quartermaster, Heniy Yoight, Jr., South Main street, Herki- 
mer, X. Y. 

Franl'lin C. ^Yarner Camp No. 52, Ilioih N. Y. 

Meets second and fourth Mondays, A. O. H. Hall, First street. 
Commander, H. P. Hamlin, 28 High street, Ilion, X. Y. 
Adjutant, Julius Werner, 534 Elizabeth street, Utica, X. Y. 
Quartei'master, William II. Spurr, 40 Highland avenue, Ilion, 
X Y 

Major FranJi Keck Camp No. 53, New Yorh City. 

Meets fourth Monday, 226 W. 125th street. 

Commander, Solomon Weil, 265 W. 125th street, Xew York 
City. _ 

Adjutant, George W. Cornish, 1973 Vvse avenue, Xew York 
City. 

Quartermaster, Fred Bohlig, 319 W. 137th street, Xew York 
City. 

Louis W. Carlisle Camp No. 56, Watertown, N. Y. 

Meets second Friday, 52 Taggart Building, Public Square. 

Commander, John H. Condon, Gotham street, c/o P. O., Water- 
town, X. Y. 

Adjutant, Fred H. Gould, 1017 Coffeen street, Watertown, 
X. Y. 

Quartermaster, Bert H. Thomas, 113 X. Meadow street, Water- 
town, X. Y. 



Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Encampment 345 

Saratoga Camp No. 58, Saratoga Springs^ N. Y. 

Meets fourth Wednesday, G. A. K. Hall, Pavilion Place. 
Commander, Charles F. Van Pelt, 46 Church street, Saratoga 
Springs, N. Y. 

Adjutant, Fred W. Dunson, c/o Post Office, Saratoga Springs, 

:n^. y. 

Quartermaster, Henry S. Fosmire, c/o Post Office, Saratoga 
Springs, N. Y. 

David Wilso7i Camp No. 59, New York City 

Meets first and third Wednesdays, Bi^onx Building, l77th street 
and Third avenue. 

Commander, Edward H. Martin, " O. D." 11^7 Lexington ave- 
nue, Kew York City. 

Adjutant, Fred Schroeder, 410 East 153d street, Bronx, Xew 
York City. 

Quartermaster, Alexander Eraser, 236 East 165th street, Bronx, 
ISTew York City. 

Captain Allyn K. C apron Camp No. 60, Olean, N. Y. 

Meets first and third Mondays, State Armory, 119 North street. 

Commander, W^illiam E. Elliott, 842 Bishop street, Olean, 
N. Y. 

Adjutant, Arthur F. Austin, Box 515, Olean, X. Y. 

Quartermaster, Gains C. Smith, 647 East State street, Olean, 
N. Y. 

Hugo E. Kruse Camp No. 61, Corona, N. Y. 

Meets second Monday, Eagle Hall, Polk avenue. 
Commander, Otto Brown, 37 Lawn avenue. Corona, X. Y. 
Adjutant, Frank Blasso, 37 Lawn avenue. Corona, X. Y. 
Quartermaster, William Connor, 130 Himrod street, Brooklyn, 
X. Y. 

William McKinley Camp No. 62, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Meets last Saturday, Central Hall, 217 Court street. 
Commander, Thomas R. Edwards, 244 87th street, Brooklyn, 
N. Y. 



346 United Spanish Wae Veteeans 

Adjutant, James J. Maleur, 704 Eighth avenue, Brooklyn, 
Quartermaster, Adrian Droz, 90 Covert street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Captain George E. Tilley Camp No. 66, Jamaica^ N. Y. 

Meets first and third Wednesdays, Town Hall, Fulton street. 

Commander, Herbert T. Tomlinson, 1405 Woodhaven avenue, 
Woodhaven, L. I. 

Adjutant, William W. Baird, 650 Hamilton avenue, Richmond 
Hill, L. I. 

Quartermaster, Louis Knoll, 16 Windom street. Union Course, 

Woodhaven, L.S[. 

■ 
John V. Searles Camp No. 67, Flushing, N. Y, 

Meets third Friday, Armory, Flushing, L. I. 

Commander, Richard H. Brown, 22 Whitestone avenue. Flush- 
ing, L. I. 

Adjutant, Daniel F. Kennedy, 110 Murray Lane, Flushing, 
L. L 

Quartermaster, Edward Gilbert, 71 Farrington street. Flushing, 
L. L 

Admiral CooJc Camp No. 69, Haverstraw, N. Y. 

Meets second Saturday, Town Hall. 
Commander, Paul F. Howard, lona Island, N. Y. 
Adjutant, John Wotring, lona Island, N. Y. 
Quartermaster, A. L. Hellstrom, lona Island, N. Y. 

Hudson Camp No. 71, Hudson, N. Y. 

Meets fourth Monday, State Armory. 

Commander, William Churchill, 205 Warren street, Hudson, 
N. Y. 

Adjutant, H. M. Saulpaugh, 39 Eighth street, Hudson, K Y. 
Quartermaster, Frank S. Clapper, 507 Union street, Hudson, 
K Y. 

Joseph J. Tully Camp No. 72, Coming, N. Y. 

Meets first and third Wednesdays. 

Commander^ William A. Spencer, Corning, N. Y., R. F. D. 



PROCEEDINGS OF THE THIRTEENTH ANNUAL ENCAMPMENT 347 

Adjutant, Claude F. Doud, 260 Watuaga avenue, Coming, 

Quartermaster, Frank M. Luckner, 341 East Market street, 
Coming, N". Y. 

Thomas H, Barry Camp No. 73, Brooklyn^ N. Y. 

Meets first and third Wednesdays, Day Star Hall, Third avenue 
and 54th street. 

Commander, George W. Meyer, 738 79th street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Adjutant, George W. Preece, 443 54th street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Quartermaster Henry Zulauf, 312 55th street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

David J. Johnston Camp No. 74, CohoeSj N. Y. 

Meets last Wednesday, G. A. K. Hall. 

Commander, William Ross, State Armory, Main street, Cohoes, 
If. Y. 

Adjutant, Robert Ray, Ontario street, Cohoes, N. Y. 
Quartermaster, M. H. Connery, 113 Main s-treet, Cohoes, N. Y. 

Hudson B. Moore Camp No. 78, Newhurgh, N. Y. 

Meets first and third Wednesdays, Academy of Music Building, 
Broadway. 

Commander, William E. Ryan, 323 North Water street, New- 
burgh, N. Y. 

Adjutant, George F. Chapman, 31 High street, Newburgh, 
N. Y. 

Quartermaster, Abraham V. Burton, 36 Concord street, New- 
burgh, N. Y. 

Captain Malcolm A. Rajferty Camp No. 80, Long Island City, 

N. Y. 

Meets third Thursdays, Queens County Court House. 

Commander, August Schneckenburger, 94 Crescent street. Long 
Island City, N. Y. 

Adjutant, Frank Sluka, 36 Prospect street, Winfield, L. I., 
N. Y. 

Quartermaster, John Leva, UN. Borough avenue, Winfield, 
L. L; N. Y. 



348 UNiTjiD SpA2«ri8ii Wab Veterans 

Meets first and third Thursdays, 24th Infantiy, Presidio of San 
Francisco. 

Sergeant Charles Smith Camp No. 81, Philippine Islands 
Commander, Kenney Smith, 24th Inf. Band, Presidio of San 

Francisco, Cal. 

Adjutant, Walter B. Williams, Sergt. Maj. 24th Inf., Presidio 

of San Francisco, Cal. 

Quartermaster, Chas. Jefferson, Co. " L," 24th Inf., Presidio 

of San Francisco, Cal. 

LocJcport Camp No. 83, Lochport, N. Y. 

Meets first Wednesday, G. A. R. Hall, corner Main and Pine 
streets. 

Commander, W. K. Beccue, 32 Carlton place, Lockport, X. Y. 
Adjutant, W. J. Hooper, 55 Main street, Lockport, N. Y. 
Quartermaster, Philip Russell, 176 Gooding street, Lockport, 

Major General Oeorge F. Elliott Camp No. 84, Neiu York City 

Meets second Thursday, Marine Barracks, Xavy Yard. 

Commander, Martin C. Palmer, Assay Office, 23 Pine street, 
New York City. 

Adjutant, Michael Whalen, Assay Office, 23 Pine street, Xew 
York City. 

Quartermaster, James Kelly, 281 Carlton avenue, Brooklyn, 
K Y. 

West Point Camp No. 85, West Point, N. Y. 

Meets second Thursday, Engineer Gymnasium. 

Commander, Charles J. Watson, Detachment of Ordnance, West 
Point, N. Y. 

Adjutant, William H. Schneider, Detachment of Engineers, 
West Point, X. Y. 

Quartermaster, Andrew Rhende, West Point, N. Y. 

Col. John 0. Butler Camp No. 86, Syracuse, N. Y. 

Meets first and third Tuesdays, 470 South Salina street, Moose 
Temple. 



Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Encampment 349 

Commander, George W. Smith, 1017 Montgomery street, Syra- 
cuse, N. Y. 

Adjutant, John J. Wakh, 1456 Bellevue avenue, Syracuse, 
IN^. Y. 

Quartermaster, John A. Jaynes, 413 Jackson street, Syracuse, 
X. Y. 

Foreign Service Camp No. 87, New York City 

Meets first and third Tuesdays, Ilorton Bldg., 110 E. 125th 
street. 

Commander, Michael F. McXamara, 169 East 128th street, 
Xew York City. 

Adjutant, James A. Boyd, 344 West 28th street, Xew York 
City. 

Quartermaster, John M. Temme, 229 Willis avenue, Xew York 
City. 

Gen, Joe Wheeler Camp No. 89, New York City 

Meets second and fourth Mondays, 423 W. 156th street. 

Commander, John T. Maddock, 4441 Broadway, Xew York, 
X. Y. 

Adjutant, Arthur F. Porter, 313 W. 19th street, Xew York, 
X. Y. 

Quartermaster, Frank E. McXally, 500 W. I78th street, Xew 
York, X. Y. 

Admiral William P. Potter Camp No. 90, Whitehall^ N. Y. 

Meets first Thursday, State Armory. 
Commander, Clinton C. Yemans, Whitehall, X. Y. 
Adjutant, II. S. Douglas, Whitehall, X. Y. 
Quartermaster, Albert W. Bement, Comstock, X. Y. 

Abraham Lincoln Camp No. 91, New York City 

Meets third Friday, Xa-Bocklish Hall, 45th street and Third 
avenue. 

Commander, John T. Thornton, 436 46th street, Brooklyn, 
X. Y. 



350 ' tfNiTEb Spakish War VuTEfiAJfS 

Adjutant, Joseph A. Halpin, 837 ilst street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Quartermaster, Hugh J. Joyce, 2428 Halsey place, Bronx, New 
York City. 

Empire City Camp No. 92, Brooklyn^ N. Y. 

Meets second Thursday, Borough Hall. 

Commander, John F. Mead, 1466 Dean street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Adjutant, James J. Curtin, 539 Kosciusko street, Brooklyn, 
N.Y, 

Quartermaster, Walter F. Allen, 416 Second street, Brooklyn, 
N.Y. 

Sixty-ninth Regiment Camp No. 93, New York City 

Meets first and third Fridays, 26th street and Lexington avenue. 

Commander, Michael J. Vaughan, 11 Snyder avenue, Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. 

Adjutant, Thomas F. Gannon, 443 Prospect place, Brooklyn, 
N. Y. 

Quartermaster, George E. Gregory, 623 Amsterdam avenue, 
New York City. 

Oen. Stephen Moffit Camp No. 94, Plattsburg, N. Y. 

Commander, Fred W. Ingerson, 84 Bridge street, Plattsburg, 
N. Y. 

Adjutant, . 

Quartermaster, J. B. Callaway, 106 Montcalm avenue, Platts- 
burg, N. Y. 

Crispus Attuck Camp No. 95, New York City. 

Meets first Tuesday, 83 W. 134th street. 

Commander, Edward A. Singleton, 102 W. 13^th street, New 
York City. 

^ Adjutant, Archie McLee, 3223 Paulding avenue, Williams- 
bridge, N. Y. 

Quartermaster, Lewis C. Henderson, 9 W. 99th street, New 
York City. 



ProcE^Mngs o** the TiuUt-eM^^k Ani^ual En-campMeot 3S1 

Captain M. W. Marvin Camp No, 96, Waltonj N. Y. 

Meets second Wednesday, State Armory, Stockton avenue. 
Commander, James J. Connelly, 8 Sewall place, Walton, N. Y. 
Adjutant, A. E. Oothoudt, State Armory, 139-141 Stockton 
avenue, Walton, N. Y. 

Quartermaster, H. J. Rogers, High street, Walton, N. Y. 

Col. John Jacob Astor Camp No. 98, New York City 

Meets second Saturday, St. Paul's Parish House, 29 Vesey 
street. New York City. 

Commander, Peter H. Schmidt, 671 Forest avenue, Brooklyn, 
N. Y. 

Adjutant, Albert A. Reiling, 1827 Washington avenue, New 
York City. 

Quartermaster, John F. Eble, 223 Avenue A, New York City. 

Col. A. L. Kline Camp No. 99, BrooTclyn, N. Y. 

Meets first and third Thursdays, 366 Greene avenue. 

Commander, J. E. K. Barlow, 216 Quincy street, Brooklyn, 
N. Y. 

Adjutant, W. J. Keating, 269 Skillman street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Quartermaster, C. A. Tillotson, 276 Vanderbilt avenue, Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. 

Colonel Garland N. Whistler Camp No. 100, Fort Totten, N. Y. 

Meets first and third Thursdays. 
Commander, James P. Quinn, Fort Totten, N. Y. 
Adjutant, H. Smith, Fort Totten, N. Y. 
Quartermaster, Leroy D. Barr, Fort Totten, N. Y. 

Colonel Charles W. Williams Camp No. 101, Highland 

FalU, N. Y. 

Meets second Saturday. 

Commander, John Murphy, Sergt., U. S. Army, Retired, High- 
land Falls, N. Y. 

Adjutant, John C. Selby, Ordnance DetacJxment, West Point, 
Jf,Y. 



352 UxiTED Spaxijeh Wax Vftekaxs 

Quartermaster. George L Ifarsh. Ordnanee DetadmieDt. We 
Point, X, Y. 

Col. Bohert C. Van VUel Camp Xo. 102. Fort Slocum. X. T. 

Commander. . 

Adjutant, . 

Quartermaifter. . 



Milton R. Wh^ehr C'lmp Xo. 10:1, B^'th. X. Y. 

Commander, John J. Leahv, S. S. Home, Batlu X. Y. 
Adjutant, James Dunley, S. S. Home, Batlu X. Y. 
Quartermaster, Gustav Beerwald, S. S. Home, Bath. X. Y. 

Co. " Y,r 



DEPARTMENT BY-LAWS 



Adopted at the Twelfth Annual Department Encampment, Utica, N. Y^ 

July 8, 1915 



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DEPARTMENT BY-LAWS 

-Adopted at the Twelfth Annual Department Encamp- 
ment^ Utica^ IS'ew York^ July 8, 1915 



Article I 

Section 1. Name. The name of this association shall be The 
Department of ]^ew York United Spanish War Veterans. 

Section 2. Objects. The objects of the United Spanish War 
Veterans shall be to perpetuate the memories of the War with 
Spain, the Philippine Insurrection and the China Relief Expedi- 
tions. 

Article II 

Section 1. Composition. It shall consist of all Camps of the 
United Spanish War Veterans located in the State of New York 
and of such traveling Camps as may be attached to it in accord- 
ance with the provisions of the Rules and Regulations of the 
United Spanish War Veterans. 

Section 2. Membership of the Department Encampment. The 
membership of the Department Encampment shall be as prescribed 
in Section 2, Article 2, Part 3, of the Rules and Regulations, ex- 
cept that District Inspectors as stich, shall not be members of the 
Department Encampment. 

Article III 

Section 1. Government. The Constitution and Rules and Reg- 
ulations of the United Spanish War Veterans as from time to time 
amended, and all legislation enacted thereunder by the National 
Tilncampment, together with the lawful orders promulgated by the 
Commander-in-Chief, shall be the supreme law of the Department. 
Subject to the foregoing, the Department and all Camps and Com- 
rades within its jurisdiction shall be under the control of a govern- 
ing body which is styled the Department Encampment, and the 
lawful orders of the Department Commander. 

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356 " United Spanish War Veterans 

Article IV 

Section 1. Committees. The Department Commander shall ap- 
point, prior to the convening of a convention of the Department 
Encampment, a Committee on Credentials ; said committee to con- 
sist of the Department Adjutant and two other Comrades entitled 
to a vote at the said convention; provided, however, that none of 
the three members of this committee shall be from the same Camp, 
or from the same municipality. This committee shall examine and 
report to the Department Encampment upon the credentials of 
members present and entitled to participate in the convention. 

Section 2. The Department Commander shall appoint a Com- 
mittee on Auditing, consisting of three Comrades, who shall audit 
all Department books at least twice during a Department admin- 
istration. The audit of this committee shall be published in De- 
partment General Orders, said General Orders to be known here- 
after as the Department Bulletin. Said committee shall also sub- 
mit a report in writing to the stated convention of the Department 
Encampment. 

Section 3. The Department Commander shall appoint a Com- 
mittee on Department Legislation consisting of not less than five 
members, including the Department Judge Advocate. The duties 
of this committee shall be as specified in Section 4, Article 8, Part 
3, of the Rules and Regulations, and such other duties as may be 
prescribed by the Department Encampment or by the Department 
Commander. 

Section 4. At the opening or prior thereto of each Department 
Encampment the Department Commander shall appoint a Commit- 
tee on Resolutions. This committee shall consist of not less than 
three members. It shall be the duty of this committee to consider 
and report on all resolutions and matters that may be referred to 
it by the Department Encampment. 

Section 5. Within sixty days after the Department Commander 
assumes office he shall appoint a Committee on Extension of the 
Order, consisting of not less than five members including the De- 
partment Adjutant. It shall be the duty of this committee to 
devise ways and means to increase the membership of this Depart- 
ment. This committee mav also execute such ways and means as 



Pboceedings of the Thieteenth Annual E^CAMrMENT 357 

may meet the approval of the Department Commander. A report 
in writing shall be made by this committee to the stated convention 
of the Department, showing the work accomplished during itk 
term of service and oifer such recommendations as may be deemed 
to be of assistance to the Department Encampment. 

Section 6. In the absence of regular members of any committee, 
the Department Commander may appoint from time to time Com- 
rades to act thereon in the place and stead of the regular members. 

Section 7. The Department Commander may appoint such ad- 
ditional committees as he may deem to be desirable to carry on 
and expedite the work of the Department Encampment, and such 
as he may be specially authorized to appoint by the Department 
Encampment. 

Article V 

Section 1. The Conventions and Meetings of this Department 
shall be as provided in Article 5, Part 3, of the Rules and Regula- 
tions. 

Article VI 

Section 1. Per Capita Tax. The per capita tax in this Depart- 
ment shall be as provided in Section 1, Article 9, Part 3, of the 
Rules and Regulations. , 

Section 2. Salaries, The salaries paid to officers of this De- 
partment shall be determined by the Council of Administration. 

Article VII 

Section 1. General Fund — How Constituted. All moneys re- 
ceived from whatever source, not raised or solicited for a specific 
purpose, shall constitute the General Fund. 

Section 2. Special Funds. The Department Encampment may, 
from time to time, establish special funds for specific purposes. A 
special fund may be either permanent or temporary, and shall con- 
sist of all sums received, with the understanding expressed or im- 
plied that they are to be devoted to the purpose indicated, together 
with any amounts that may be transferred by appropriation to such 
special funds from the General Fund. 

Section 3. Custody of Fuiids. Separate accounts shall be kept 
of the General Funds, special funds, and, so far as possible, dis- 



358 United Spais^ish War Veterans 

tinct funds shall be deposited in separate bank accounts. The De- 
partment Quartermaster shall be the custodian of the General 
!Fund and of all special funds except those which have been com^ 
mitted to the custody of some other officer, committee or Comrade 
by enactment of the Department Encampment. 

Section 4. Payments from the General Fund, (a) The Depart- 
ment Commander shall order payments from the General Fund in 
accordance with the enactments of the Department Encampment, 
(b) The Department Commander shall have the power to order 
payments from the General Fund at his own discretion and with- 
out reference to other authority for the following purposes: 

First: For all current expenses of Department Headquarters 
incurred in the ordinary course of business and all supplies. 

Second: For his own traveling expenses on such journeys within 
the Department as he shall deem to be for the interest and welfare 
of the Department, and actual expenses not to exceed $100 for 
the purpose of attending the Annual Xational Encampment. 

Third: For the traveling expenses of Department officers on 
such journeys as may be necessary in discharging the duties of 
their offices, or as may be required of them by the Department 
Commander. 

(c) The Department Commander shall have the power to order 
payments from the General Fund, having first obtained the ap- 
proval of the Department Council of Administration for the fol- 
lowing purposes: 

For absolutely necessary expenses of conventions of the Depart- 
ment Encampment and in extraordinary cases for the reception 
and entertainment of official guests at conventions of the Depart- 
ment. 

The Department Commander may order payments from the 
General Fund for the carrying out of measures approved by the 
Department Council of Administration for the extension and main- 
tenance of the Department. 

Disbursements from the General Fund for pur]>oses other thart 
those hereinbefore mentioned shall he authorized only in accord- 
ance with the enactments of the Department Encampment. 

Section 5. Payments from Special Funds, Payments from spe- 
cial funds shall be made in the same way as provided in Section 5, 



Pboceedings of the Thirteenth Annuai. .ENCAMrMENT 359 

Article 11, Part 2, of the Kules and Regulations for the disboisil 
of special funds of the National Encampment. 

Section 6. Voucher System, All disbursements must be made 
by voucher only, duplicates to be provided for the Department Ad- 
jutant and the Department Quartermaster. 

Article VIII 

Section 1. Legislation — IIoio Enacted, Department legisla- 
tion, except amendments of or additions to these By-Laws, special 
laws, or resolutions, shall require for enactment a majority vote of 
all the members present and voting at a stated or special conventianL 
of the Department Encampment. 

Section 2. Permanent Laws. The Permanent Laws of this De- 
partment shall be embodied in these By-Laws and all amendmeots 
thereof and additions thereto which shall hereafter be enacted by 
the Department Encampment. Amendments and additions shall 
be appended thereto under the general title of " Amendments and 
Additions," each constituting a separate article. 

Section 3. Permmient Laws to be Printed. .The Department 
Commander shall cause these By-Laws to be printed with sufficient 
index in such form as will permit the attaching to each copy of 
slips bearing the amendments and additions enacted from year to 
year, so as to present the whole body of the Permanent Law of the 
Department. 

Section 4. Special Laws. Enactments passed by the Depart- 
ment Encampment, which shall be limited as to time or applica- 
tion, shall be classed as Special Laws, and shall have all the force 
of Permanent Laws so far as their provisions extend. Special En- 
actments shall not be printed unless so ordered by the Department 
Encampment ; but the Department Commander may, in his discre- 
tion, cause them to be published in whole or in part. 

Section 5. Definition of Enactments and Resolutions. An en- 
actment is defined to be a proposition which, if adopted, will con- 
stitute a new law, either permanent or temporary, for the govern- 
ment of the Department. A resolution shall consist of a formal 
expression by the Department Encampment of its wishes, opinion 
or sentiment as to matters other than permanent or special laws. 



360 United Spanish Wab Vetebans 

Section 6. Sta/tidard T^xt, The original copies of enactmeaitt 
and resolutions shall be properly attested by the Department 
Adjutant. 

Section 7. Legi-slation to Take Effect — When, And eaaol?- 
ment or resolution shalltake effect upon its passage, unless other* 
wise provided therein. Enactments upon taking effect, shall be- 
come binding upon all officers and Comrades affected thereby, who 
fthall be conclusively presumed to have notice of the same, and shall 
not be allowed to plead ignorance thereof in excuse of failure to 
comply with their requirements. 

Article IX 

Section 1. Department Officers and their Duties. The officers 
of the Department and their duties shall be as prescribed iu Arti- 
cles VI and VII, Part Hi, of th^ Rules and Regulations; pro- 
vided, however, that they shall perform such further duties as may 
be prescribed in their By-Laws or by further authority of the De- 
partment. Retiring Department Commander shall be charged 
with responsibility for the preparation, printing and distribution 
of the Proceedings of the Department Encampment covering the 
period of his term of office. 

Article X 

Section 1. Conncil of Administration, The Department Coun- 
cil of Administration constituted as provided in the Rules and 
Regulations, and all Past Department Commanders of this Depart- 
ment in good standing in their respective Camps, in addition to its 
prescribed duties an,d^ powers as may be prescribed in these By- 
Laws and by authority of the Department Encampment, shall act 
as an advisory board to the Department Commander when called 
upon by him so to do and the members as individuals shall perform 
any special service within the Department which he may direct. 

Article IX 

Section 1. Uniforms, Emblems a^id- Insignia. The official uni- 
form of this Department shall be in accordance with the Bili of 
Dress as specified in Article 2, Part 7, of the Rules and Begula-- 



PBOCBBDIiq^GS OF THE THIRTEENTH ANNUAL ENCAMPMENT 361 

tions; provided, however, that Camps formerly attached to the 
Associations which have amalgamated with the U. S. W. V., may 
wear the uniform of their former association when permitted to 
do so by the terms of the amalgamation agreement, or when the 
majority members of a Camp may decide to wear the uniform of 
some branch of the United States Service to which they are at- 
tached or may be attached by reason of sentiment or previous 
service. 

Section 2. The insignia and emblems to be worn by the mem- 
bership in this Department shall be as specified in Article 1, Part 
7, of the Rules and Regulations. In addition thereto, Delegates' 
Badges, Encampment Insignias, etc., issued by official Encamp- 
ment Committees and afiiliated organizations of the U. S. W. V. 
may be worn during the period of a Department Encampment, but 
at no time shall there be worn more than one Membership Badge 
and one Delegate's Badge of the U. S. W. V. 

Section 3. The method of purchasing, distributing and the 
question of ownership of all equipment including emblems and 
insignia shall be as specified in Part 7 of the Rules and Regula- 
tions or as hereafter authorized by the Departinent Encampment. 

Article XII 

Section 1. General Orders. The General Orders in this Depart- 
ment shall be published monthly in the Department Bulletin. The 
said Department Bulletin must be entered at the United States 
post-oflice of publication, as a fraternal paper entitled to second 
class rates. 

Article XIII 

Section 1. Amendments and Additions. These By-Laws may 
be added to or amended at any stated convention of the Depart- 
ment Encampment by a majority vote of the members present and 
voting, subject to the subsequent approval by the Commander-in- 
Chief of the addition or amendment adopted. 



AMENDMENT TO POOR LAW 



Affecting Spanish War Veterans 



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LAWS OF NEW YORK, 1916, CHAPTER 532 

An Act to amend the poor law, in relation to the relief of 

soldiers, sailors, and their families. 

Became a law May 12, 1916, with the approval of the Governor. Passed^ 

three-fifths being present. 

Accepted by the City. 

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate 
mid Assembly, do enact as follows: 

Section 1. Section eighty-one of chapter forty-six of the laws 
of nineteen hundred and nine, entitled "An act in relation to the 
poor, constituting chapter forty-two of the consolidated laws," aa 
amended by chapter one hundred and two of the laws of nineteen 
hundred and ten, and by chapter five hundred and ninety-four of 
the laws of nineteen hundred and thirteen, and by chapter five 
hundred and sixtv^-three of the laws of nineteen hundred and 
fifteen, is hereby amended to read as follows: 

§ 81. Post or camp to give notice that it assumes charge. The 
commander of any such post or camp which shall undertake to 
supervise the relief of poor veterans or their families, as herein 
provided, before his acts shall become operative in any town, city 
or county, shall file with the clerk of such town, city or county, a 
notice that such ])ost or camp intends to undertake such super- 
vision of relief, which notice shall contain the names of the relief 
committee, commander and other officers of the post or camp ; and 
also an undertaking to such city, to^vn or county, with sufficient 
and satisfactory sureties for the faithful and honest discharge of 
his duties under this article; such undertaking to be approved by 
the treasurer of the city or county, or the supervisor of the town, 
from which such relief is to be received. Such commander shall 
annually thereafter, during the month of October, file a similar 
notice with said city or town clerk, with a detailed statement of 
the amount of relief requested by him during the preceding year, 
with the names of all persons for whom such relief shall have been 
requested, together with a brief statement in each case, from the 

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366 United Spaisish Wab Vetebans 

relief committee, upon whose recommendation the relief was re- 
quested; provided, however, that in cities of the first class, said 
notice and said detailed statement shall be filed with the comp- 
troller of such city, and said undertaking shall be approved by 
iim, and provided further that in any city of the first class which' 
is now or may hereafter be divided into boroughs, such notice, and 
^uch detailed statement, each in duplicate, shall be filed with the 
comptroller and he shall forward one of said duplicates to the 
commissioner or deputy commissioner of charities for the borough 
in which the headquarters of such post or camp is situated, except 
that in the boroughs of the city of New York,' no undertaking shall 
be filed by the commander or the committee of the post or camp 
nor shall any annual statement of the amounts of relief granted 
be required. And it shall be the duty of the commissioner of chari- 
ties to annually include in his estimate, of the amount necessary 
for the support of his department, such sum or sums of money 
as may be necessary to carry into effect the provisions of sections 
^eighty, ^ighty-one, eighty-three, and except in the city of New 
York, eighty-four and eighty-five of this chapter, and the proper 
officers charged with the duty of making the budget of any such 
city shall annually include therein such sum or sums of moneys 
vmay be necessary for that purpose. Provided, further, that in the 
•city of New York, the relief shall be paid direct to the benefi- 
-ciaries by the commissioner of public charities on a written recom- 
mendation signed by the relief committee, the commander and the 
quartermaster of such post or camp. The comptroller of the city 
•of New York shall, out of the amount appropriated for such re- 
lief, provide a cash fund to be placed under the control of the 
<;ommissioner of public charities from which to pay such relief, 
:and he shall replenish said fund upon presentation of properly 
Teceipted recommendations for the amounts paid out of said fund. 
Moneys actually paid out and expended, except in the boroughs of 
the city of New York, by any such post or camp for the relief 
specified in section eighty of this chapter shall be reimbursed 
monthly to such post or camp by the comptroller on vouchers duly 
verified by the commander and quartermaster of said post or camp, 
showing the date and amount of each payment, the certificate of 
the post or camp relief conmaittee, signed by at least three mem- 



Pboceedings of the Thirteenth Aitntjal Encampmeis't 367 

bers, none of whom shall have received any of the relief granted 
by the post for which reimbursement is asked, showing that the 
person relieved was an actual resident of such city, and that they 
recommend each payment, and the receipt of the recipient for 
each payment, or in case such receipt could not be obtained, a 
statement of such fact, with the reason why such receipt could not 
be obtained. Such vouchers shall be made in duplicate on blanks 
to be supplied by the comptroller and shall be presented to the 
commissioner of public charities for the borough in which the 
headquarters of the post or camp is situated, and if such com- 
missioner is satisfied that such moneys have been actually ex- 
pended as in said voucher stated, he shall approve the same, and 
file one of said duplicates in his office and forward the other to 
the comptroller, who shall pay the same by a warrant drawn to 
the order of the said commander. And provided further that in 
the city of IJfew York if the comptroller is satisfied that a poor or 
indigent soldier, sailor or marine, who has served in the military 
or naval service of the United States, or his family, and has been 
honorably discharged therefrom, or the families of any who may 
be deceased, are in actual want, and that immediate relief is 
needed by either, provided he or they shall have been residents of 
the state for the year last past, and is or are actual residents of 
said city, he may in his discretion authorize and empower tke 
commander of the post or camp to furnish relief to him, or them, 
in a reasonable amount, and pay the amount by warrant to the 
commander of the post or camp, taking the receipt in duplicate of 
the commander of the post or camp therefor, and file one of said 
receipts in his office, and forward the other to the commissioner 
or deputy commissioner of carities for the borough in which the 
headquarters of the post or camp is situated ; and said duplicate 
receipts shall be the vouchers for the payment of the same. And 
provided further, that in any city, county or borough, in which 
Grand Army posts or camps have organized or may organize a 
memorial and executive committee, the latter shall be regarded as 
a post of the Grand Army of the Republic or a camp of the United 
Spanish War Veterans. And the chairman, treasurer, or almoner 
and bureau of relief or relief committee referred to, shall exercise 
the same privileges and powers as the commander, quartermaster 



368 United Spanish War Veterans 

and relief committee of a post or camp, on complying with the 
requirements of this and the preceding section. Wilful false 
swearing to such voucher shall be deemed perjury and shall be 
punishable as such. 

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately. 



INDEX 



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INDEX 



Addresses made by: page 

Fox, Rev. Father 77 

Lakestream, Mrs. J. L., Department President 16 

Macdonald, Rev. P. A 9 

MacDonald, Patrick 14 

McCune, George W., Senior Vice-Department Commander 16, 98 

Mitchell, Rev. John 51 

Ostrander, Hon. William S 11 

Todd, Hiram C, Past Commander 10 

Van Tuyle, Mrs., Past Department President 34 

Ashmore, August 83 

Auxiliary, Ladies' 90 

Beilman, Charles S ^ 56, 67, 78 

Bell, H. W 71 

Bond, C. A 70 

Bourke, Thomas J 55, 57 

Boyd, Thomas E. (see Department Judge Advocate). 

Brookly 62 

By-Laws, Department 355 

Card, Lee 44 

Committees : 

Ballots, printing of official : 

appointed : 72 

Corrections : 

report 44 

Credential : 

appointed 27 

report 78, 89 

Escort to Officers-elect 97 

Greetings to prominent officials and Comrades: 

appointed 26 

report 83 

Grievance : 

appointed 26 

report 78 

Resolutions : 

appointed 26 

report 36, 52, 53 86 

Tellers, Board of: 

appointed 26 

report 96 

Testimonial for Department Commander 33 

To receive officers' reports: 

appointed . , , , 33 

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872 



Ckmgrenon, Charles 80 

Coon, Irving 19, 32, 33, 36, 38, 39, 40, 44, 45, 62, 64, 66, 57 

69, 60, 61, 62, 69, 70, 78, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90 

Corcoran, John J 66 

Coxey, Homer L 86 

Coxhead, Homer 72 

Cunningham, William J 89, 91, 92 

Curtin, John 91 

Daley, John 37, 44, 71 

Davia, Charles 39, 62, 68, 70, 88, 96 

Delegates to Department Encampment 305 

DelvalUe, Charles E 78 

Department Adjutant 20 

Department Commander 3, 7, 20, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 96, 97 

Department Judge Advocate 37, 39, 41, 62, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 87 

Department Marshal 33, 34 

Draper, Thomas 63 

Dreis, L. S. A 82, 97 

Dunn, John L 62 

Dunsten, Fred W 31 

Enderlee, Charles 36, 47, 67 

Finn, William J 70 

Florea, Morris 31, 52, 69, 86 

Frayburg, J. H 43 

Qallen, Qordon 57 

Gannon, Thomas J 40, 41, 42, 62, 69, 70, 71, 97 

General Orders, Department: 

G. O. No. 1 101 

G. 0. No. 2 104 

G. O. No. 3 109 

G. O. No. 4 117 

G. O. No. 5 123 

G. O. No. 6 130 

G. O. No. 7 134 

G. O. No. 8 156 

G. O. No. 9 160 

G. O. No. 10 165 

G. O. No. 11 172 

G. O. No. 12 179 

General Orders, National: 

G. 0. No. 24, July 22, 1915 233 

G. 0. No. 25, July 26, 1915 234 

G. 0. No. 26, August 19, 1915 235 

G. O. No. 27, September 1, 1915 238 

G. 0. No. 1, September 1, 1915 239 

G. O. No. 2, September 15, 1915 240 

G. 0. No. 3, October 1, 1915 242 

G. O. No. 4, October 15, 1915 248 



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Qeneral Orders, National — {Continued) page 

G. O. No. 5, November 5, 1915 250 

G. O. No. 6, November 15, 1915 251 

G. O. No. 7, November 18, 1915 257 

G. O. No. 8, December 15, 1915 260 

G. O. No. 9, December 23, 1916 263 

G. O. N6. 10, January 15, 1916 268 

G. O. No. 11, January 22, 1916 271 

G. 0. No. 12, February 17, 1916 278 

G. 0. No. 13, March 22, 1916 283 

G. O. No. 14, March 25, 1916 286 

G. 0. No. 16, April 16, 1916 290 

G. 0. No. 17, April 22, 1916 .* 293 

G. O. No. 19, May 15, 1916 295 

G. 0. No. 20, June 30, 1916 298 

G. O. No. 21, July 1, 1916 301 

GilfiUan, Andrew B 20 

Goodwin, WiUiam S 26, 27, 65, 70 

Greetings to Ladies' Auxiliary 34, 40 

GriflSn, Walter 92, 94 

Guilfoyle, Patrick J 29, 37, 38, 56 

Hahn, Albert 20, 78 

Hall, R. S 93 

Hamilton, C. P 95 

Herring, Eugene C 43 

Hillman, J 40 

Historians, Reports of Camp 315 

Hogan, James J 68, 81 

Holden, Stephan 45 

Hussong, George 29 

Johnson, Garrett V 93 

Jones, William. . . 16, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 40, 41, 42, 43, 45 

46, 47, 58, 60, 71, 72, 78, 82, 83, 84, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 95 

Koverick 95 

Kean, George 61, 62 

Kemp, George H 35, 68 

Kennedy, Alfred J 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 

Kuhn, Alfred F 68 

Lakestream, Frank D 69, 66, 68 

I/etter from: 

Goldingay, Thomas, Inspector-General U. S. W. V 23 

Grand Lair, Military Order of the Serpent 79 

Hughes, Raymond G., Department Commander Dept. of N. J 79 

Reed, Edward, Mayor City of Glens Falls 81 

Spencer, Lorillard, Military Sec'y to Gov Whitman 24 

Sumner, W. K., Sec'y Glens Falls Chamber of Commerce 82 

Tumulty, J. P., Sec'y to the President 24 

Letter to: 

Members Department Council Administration 7 



374 



Leoper, William F 39, 95 

Little, WilliAm P 58 

Long, James 8 45, 4«, 47, 66 

MacFarland, A^diibald S 29 

Maddn, Robert N 21, 28, 40, 47, 63 

MoCmie, George W. (see Senior Vice-Department Commander). 

McKeown, George 68 

McQmber, Howard 82 

Morris, Clayton 68 

Motions adopted: 

Absences, to grant leave of 35 

adjourn, to 16, 47, 72 

correction committee, to accept report of 45 

credential committee, to close session 32 

election of officers. 89 

nomination of cheers be made special order of business 31 

nominating speeches, to limit time of 32 

pall-bearers, designation of official 27 

receive officers' reports 28 

testimonial, to receive subscriptions for retiring Department Com- 
mander '. 32 

thanks to Encampment: 

to city officials 92 

to Local Committee and Camp 58 92 

to retiring Department officers 92 

to answer communication of Military Order of the Serpent 80 

to hold 1917 Encampment at Glens Falls 82 

to lay resolution on table 43 

Myer, Fred 67, 69, 92 

Newton, Raymond S 38, 87 

Nominating speeches (names placed in nominaticm) : 

Chidwick, Rev. John P 69 

Florea, Morris , 68 

Goodwin, William S 70 

Hays, Melville A 69 

Holmes, J. S 71 

Kennedy, Alfred J 71 

Kennedy, William J 67 

MacFarland, Archibald R 67 

Mackin, Robert N 70 

McCune, George W 63 

Rigney, P. Samuel 70 

Shinn, Charles P 66 

Schmidt, Otto 71 

Sigmund, John 71 

Stobbe, Paul A 70 

Orders, General Department (see General Orders). 
Orders, (general National (see (General Orders). 



Report o; 
Report o: 
Report o 
Report o: 
Report o 
Report o 
Report o 
Report o: 
Report o 
Report o 
Report o 
Report o 
Report o 



Index 375 

Orders, Special National (see Special Orders). page 

Payne, Charles H. 62 

Pierce, B. J 68 

Poor Law, amendment to 365 

Reagan, Michael 66, 67, 71, 97 

Reaney, Rev. William Henry Ironsides 15, 20 

Department Adjutant 225 

Department Commander 225 

Chairman Committee on Extension of Order 219 

Department Chief of Staff 220 

Department Historian 218 

Department Inspector 179 

Department Judge Advocate 216 

Department Junior Vice-Commander 214 

Department Musician 218 

Department Patriotic Instructor 220 

Department Quartermaster 222 

Department Senior Vice-Commander 209 

Department Surgeon 217 

Resolutions : 

Administration, Council of 92 

American Standard, discontinue support of 93 

Amendment to By-Laws 93 

Annual Encampment, to fix date of 54 

Camp Orders be prohibited from publishing anything relating to 

members of other Camps 36 

Grand Army of the Republic, modify By-Laws of 96 

Home Defense Legion, to organize 87 

In support of President and Governor 61 

Licenses to Spanish War Veterans 69 

National Legislative Committee, regarding work of 94 

Nomination of oflScers 29 

Quartermaster's accounts, the keeping of 66 

Reaney, Rev. W. H. L, Dept. Chaplain, Past National Chaplain-in- 

Chief 20 

Retirement of members of police and fire departments 62 

State Legislature, thanks to delegates and members 88 

Soldiers' Home, employment in 86 

United States Civil Service 60 

Ripley, T. M 38, 43, 46, 47, 60, 69, 72 

Rigney, P. Samuel 21, 32, 42, 43, 91 

Ringer 95 

Roemhild, Joseph 65 

Rosenberg, Ben 60, 83 

Roster of Department 135, 331 

Sampson, A 64, 55 

Schlet 80 

Senior Vice-Department Commander 9, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 

30, 31, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 61, 62, 64 

55, 56, 57, 68, 69, 60, 61, 62, 63, 72, 73, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 84, 86, 98 



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PAGE 

Shinn, Charles P 35, 41, 69, 70, 80, 87, 93 

Sidway, Frank S. (see Department Commander). 

Smith, H. E 61 

Special Orders, National: 

No. 1, February 1, 1916 276 

No. 3, February 17, 1916 282 

No. 4, March 25, 1916 289 

Spellacy, Thomas J 29, 30, 31, 43, 66, 72 

Spolders, John F 21, 35, 37 

Stevens, C. V i 31, 37 

Stobbe, Paul 69, 71 

Sumner 85 

Taps 14 

Telegrams : 

Carroll, James T 25 

Dyer, L. C, Commander-in-Chief, U. S. W. V 26 

Frederich, WilUam S 25 

Parker, Ralph H 25 

Todd, Hiram C 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16 

Watson, Charles J 64, 89 

Wilson, Gordon 35, 80 

White, L. A 60 

Ymmons, Clinton C 93 



INDEX TO ASSEMBLY DOCUMENTS 1917 



A Doc. No. 

Agriculture, State Department, annual report 11 

Albion, Western House of Refuge for Women, annual report 22 

American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society, annual report 51 

American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, annual report .... 43 

Antietam battlefield, report of New York Monuments Commission 23 

Assembly, bills, supplemental index 62 

committees, list 3 

members 1 

B 

Batavia, New York State School for the Blind, annual report 33 

Bath, New York State Soldiers' and Sailors' Home, annual report 5 

Bills, Assembly, supplemental index 02 

Blind, New York Institute for the Education of, annual report 34 

Blind, New York State Commission for, annual report 12 

Blind, State School, for, annual report 33 

Boards, commissions and departments, see specific names of, 

Bronx Parkway Commission, report 7 

Buffalo, LeCouteulex St. Mary's Institution for Deaf Mutes^ annual report 39 

C 

Canals, report of Comptroller relating to expenditures on 28 

Central New York Institution for Deaf Mutes, Rome, annual report 40 

Charitable institutions, annual report of Commission on sites, grounds 

and buildings 30 

Charities, Fiscal Supervisor, annual report 49 

State Board of, answer to report of Commissioner Strong 8 ' 

Chattanooga battlefield, report of New York Monuments Commission .... 23 
Commissions and departments, see specific names of. 

Committees of the Assembly 3 

Comptroller, State, annual report , . . . 20 

report on expenditures 16 

report on expenditures on the canals 28 

special report on municipal accounts 61 

Conrad Poppenhusen Association, annual report 32 

Conservation Commission, annual report 59 

Cornell University, State Veterinary College, annual report 56 

Crime, statistics of, annual report of Secretary of State 17 

D 

Deaf mutes, institutions for the instruction of 40, 41, 42, 46 

Departments, see specific names of. 

£ 

Education Department, annual report 60 

Excise, Commissioner of, annual report 29 

F 

Fire Island State Park Commission, annual report 14 

Fiscal Supervisor of State Charities, annual report 49 

Foods and Markets, State Department of, annual report 55 



G Doc. No. 

Gettysburg, battlefield of, report of New York Monuments Commission on 23 

Governor's message 2 

Grand Army of the Republic, annual report. 58 

H 

Health, State Department, annual report 67 

Health Oflacer, Port of New York, annual report 21 

Historian, State, annual report 54 

Hospital Commission, annual report 9 

report on needs for additional accommodations for the insane 6 

I 

Industrial Commission, annual report 46 

J 

Jewish Protectory and Aid Society, annual report 44 

Juvenile Delinquents, Society for the Keformation of, annual report 35 

L 

LcCouteulx St. Mary's Institution for Deaf Mutes, Buffalo, annual report 39 

Library, State, annual report 18 

M 

Malone, Northern New York Institution for Deaf Mutes, annual report. . 45 
Markets, see Foods and Markets. 

Members of the Assembly 1 

Message from the Governor 2 

Moving picture industry, report of committee to investigate 25 

Municipal accounts, special report of Comptroller on 61 

Museum, State, annual report 60 



• 



N 

Nautical School, New York State, annual report 4 

New York City, Institution for the Improved Instruction of Deaf Mutes, 

annual report 42 

New York Commercial Tercentenary Commission, report 52 

New York Institute for the Education of the Blind, annual report 34 

New York Institution for Deaf Mutes, Malone, annual report 45 

New York Institution for the Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb, annual 

report 41 

New York Juvenile Asylum, annual report, of Children's Village 37 

New York Monuments Commission, report 23 

New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, kmiual 

report 53 

New York State Commission for the Blind, annual report 12 

New York State Hospital for Incipient Pulmonary Tuberculosis, annual 

report 24 

New York State Hospital for the Care of Crippled and Deformed Chil- 
dren, annual report 19 

New York State Library, annual report 18 

New York State Museum, annual report 60 

New York State Nautical School, annual report 4 

New York State School for the Blind, Batavia, annual report 33 

New York State Soldiers' and Sailors' Home, annual report 6 

New York State Veterinary College, annual report 56 

Newtown Battlefield Reservation Commission, report 47 

Niagara Falls, State Reservation at, annual report 10 

Northern New York Institution for D(,af Mutes, Malone, annual report . . 45