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The departnient commander's repor t the annual encampment oL the de)artment of Michigan G. A. B., held n Saginaw recently, gave the followng statistics whioh show that the old eterans of the war of the late rebellion re rapidly passing away to that bourne 'rom whioh no traveler ever returns, t also gave sorne interestjing financial tatistics and called attention to the way in which Memorial Day is too of ten speat : "At the close of 1895 the department of Michigan had 16,766 members a net decrease of 1,293. Of the latter 842 jad died and a large number had been uspended. During the year six new josta were organized and three had snr:endered their harters. The reoeipts were $5,772.89, and the disbursements f3,972.78. There was a cash balance of $1,105.78 and $722.73 in the Alger 'und, the latter being formed to pay the dnes of those who weie unable to meet them. Attention was also called ;o the fact that Memorial Day is too often given up to baseball and gamps of all sorts instead of remembering the dad." Gen. William Shakespeare, department comtíiander of Michigan, G. A. Et. , in conference with Asst. Adj.-Gen. C. V. R. Pond, has made the followiug stafE appointmens : Judge advooate, Roscoe D. Dix, of St. Joseph ; department inspector, R. W. Jacklin, Detroit; ohief of staff, W. Y. Sberman, Kalamazoo; senior aide-de-oamp, George W. Bnokingham, Plint; additional aidesde-camp, Samuel L. Holton, Battle Creek; Albert Newkirk, Mattawan; R, A. Baloom, Monroe. The following standing committees were also appointed : Execntive - N. M. Richardson, Cairo; James A. Green, Bay City; H. S. White, Romeo. Legislativo- Judge Wilbur, Sagiuaw; ■William Humphrey, Adrián; R. R. Pealer, Three Rivers. On soldiers' home - N. A. Reynolds, Coldwater; H. P. Shutt, Kalamazoo; Albert Dunbam, Jackson. Transportation - Asst. Adjt. - Gen. Pond, O. A. Janes, Eillsdale; H. S. Dean, Ann Arbor.


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