ARMY & NAVY: At Grand Rapids

For 59 years an ever graying, ever dwindling host has held annual "encampments" in various sections of the U. S. As surely as August rolled around, so sure ly have the veterans of more than three score battles—and now of three score years—assembled and somehow marched, in spite of old wounds and infirmities.

Last week the Grand Army of The Republic was "encamped at Grand Rapids, Mich. And last week 5,000 blue-coated veterans marched as they have done in former years; with backs bent and eyes dim;...

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