Anton Lehman Veteran of the Mexican American war
! VETEBA5S OF TEE MEXICAN WAS. Preparations for the Centennial Eeunion. The local board of Mexican War Veterans met Saturday evening at 1U5 Pennsylvania avenue, General J. W. Denver, presiding. Anton Lehman, a member of Captain John G. Reynold's company or marines on duty In Mexico, was admitted to membership. Announcement was made of the death of Oeneral Oeneral Willis A. Gorman, at St. Paul, Minn., on the ait ultimo. Secretary Kenaday stated that deceased, deceased, while major of the 3d Indiana volunteers, distinguished hlmrell at the head of his battalion atBuena Vista, and subsequently achieved distinction distinction aa colonel of the 4th Indiana volunteers, at tho battle oCHunmantlu. Hewasat tbe time of his death vice president of the National Association Association ror the State or Minnesota, where he leaves a family to mourn tbelr loss. Inquiry being made by amember as to the arrangements arrangements ror the association participating in the national reunion or veterans at the Centennial Centennial celebration In Philadelphia on tbe Fourth or July, Secretary Kenady made a reply that no definite report of the arrangements had yet reached him from the committee appointed by tbe National Association on the 22J of February, or which Col. W. L. Schley, of Baltimore, Is chairman. chairman. They had encountered greater obstacles than had been anticipated. Gen. Rufus Ingalls, acting quartermaster general of tbe army, bad promised the president or the association, last fall, to loan a sufficient number or army teats from tbe depot at Philadelphia to afford shelter ior the veterans In an encampment, but when the requisition was made by CoL Schley, with the acquiescence acquiescence ofthe Secretary or War and the General General of tbe Army, it was sent to the Quartermaster Quartermaster General, who had In tbe meantime come back irom oi- European tour, ana mat officer could find no law authrrlzlng such use or his folded canvas, canvas, and so reported: whereupon th3 honorable Committee on Military Affairs in tho House of Representatives passed a joint resolution authorising authorising the loan as requested, but before tbe Senate could take action In the premises, a letter from tbe Department asked an appropriation or S19.000, ill is reported.) to carry out the purposes or the louse resolution.