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THE JfATIOAL XKDBCTNE: WASHINGTON, D. C, JANUARY 7, 1882.
THOMAS B, HOOD, A. M.. M. D., MEDICAL
REFEREE U. S. PENSION OFFICE.
Dr. Hood entered the service in 1861 as assistant
surgeon of the Seventy-sixth Ohio volunteers. The
regiment was ordered into the field in February,
1862, and having been assigned to General Lew.
Wallace's division, Army of the Tennessee, partici
pated in the battle of Fort Donelson.
After the battle of Shiloh he was detached from
his regiment and put in charge of the Third di
vision hospital in the field a hospital of 2,000 to
After the evacuation of Corinth he, under the
direction of the MediGal Director, broke up the
hospitals at Pittsburg Landing and Hamburg,
bringing the sick and wounded to St. Louis, Evans
ville, Ind., Paducah, &c, and turned the property
over to the Medical Purveyor at Colunibi?, Ky.
As the result of his service Dr. Hood was wholly
broken down, and in October, 16G2, was sent to St.
Louis sick and unfit for duty. In January, 1863,
feeling that he ought not to hold his position as the
assistant surgeon of a regiment without filling it, he
resigned and went to his home in Ohio, where he
remained until partially recovered. In the summer j
of 1663, having regained his health sufliciently to
warrant his re-entering the service, but still fear
ing field service with a regiment, he applied for
appointment as a surgeon of volunteers and was
ordered to the board at Cincinnati for examination.
He passed the board, receiving a high mark, and
was appointed and confirmed as an assistant surgeon
United States volunteers. He was, however, almost
immediately promoted to a full surgeoncy.
In the winters of 1663-64 he was assigned to the
duty of the care of sick and wounded officers on
furlough, in the cities of New York and Brooklyn,
and in the spring of 1864, was ordered to report to
the Surgeon General, in this city, when ho fitted
THE PRESIDENT'S RECEPTION.
New Year's Day was very generally and heartily
celebrated in this city. The weather was all that
could be desired and the walking perfectly dry.
The Executive Mansion, as usual, was the scene
of greatest interest. The East room, the Bed. Blue,
and Green parlors were all thrown open. Linen
was stretched upon the carpet of the three parlors,
but the rich carpets of the main hall remained ex
posed to view. Palms and other tropical plants
filled the spaces between the doors and the main
hall, and several magnificent flower pieces adorned
the East room and the Blue and Green pa-dors.
The full Marine Band was stationed, in the corridor
between the East room and the main ante-room
and played several marches and overtures during
Mrs. Blaine, Mrs. Logan, Mrs. Cameron, Mrs.
Jones, Mrs. 3Iiller, 3Irs. Pendleton, and Mrs. Robe
son, the ladies who were to receive with the Presi
dent and the members of the Cabinet and their
wives assembled in the Blue room, when 31 r. Fre
liughuyson went up stairs and escorted the Presi
dent to the room. The diplomatic corps was then
received. Each Minister was presented to the
President by the Secretary of State, and the Min
ister then presented his secretaries and the ladies
of the legation.
After the diplomatic corps had been presented to
the President by Secretary Frelinghuysen, Chief
Justice "Waite and the Associate Justices of the Su
preme Court were received. They were followed
at half-past 11 a. m. by Senators and Representatives
in Congress, the Judges of the Court of Claims, the
Commissioners of the District of Columbia, the
Judges of the Supreme Court of the District of
Columbia, ex-members of the Cabinet and ex
Ministers of the United States. The officers of the
Army and Navy were received at 12 o'clock. The
former were headed by General Sherman and the
latter by Rear-Admiral Nichols. At half-pat 12
o'clock the officers of the several Executive De
partments were received. At a quarter to 1 p. m.
the Associated Soldiers of the War of lbl2, the
Associated Yeterans of the War of 1646, the Oldest
Inhabitants' Association of the District of Columbia,
and the Grand Army of the Republic filed in and
were presented to the President.
The general reception to private citizens took
place between 1 and 2 o'clock, and was largely at
tended. The President wore a full suit of black, uith lilac
necktie. His little daughter was present. All the
members of the diplomatic corps, whose uniform
on state occasions is prescribed by their respective
governments, wore full court dress, while those
having no uniforms wore dress suits.
The ladies present, except those specially asked
to receive with the President, all wore their hats
or bonnets. The number of ladies present was un
usually large, nearly all the officials having one or
more members of their families with them.
The arrangements for the reception were prac
tically the same as in former years, and the pro
gramme as published was strictly carried out, and
few, if any, official. in the city failed to attend at
the time set for them.
up the steamer Connecticut as a hospital transport,
and was put in charge of her. The Connecticut
will doubtless be remembered by many of our
readers, who, sick or wounded, were transported
from Belleplaine, on the Potomac; from points on
the Rappahannock ; from the White House on the
Pamunkey, or from City Point, on the James, to
Washington, or other point.
Dr. Hood, after the close of the war, dismantled
the hospitals at City Point, Portsmouth, Point
Lookout, and Annapolis, and in September, I860,
was ordered to Yiek.-burg, as the stirgeon-in-ehief of
the District of Mississippi. In the spring of 1866,
he was ordered to this City, and in the summer of
that year served as the representative of the Med
ical Department, on a board composed of a repre
sentative of each of the Quartermaster ad Com
missary Departments, for the revision of the regu
lations of the Freedinen's Bureau. He was mustered
out October 20, 1866.
He was appointed Medical Referee of the Pension
Office June 1st, 1871, in which position he still
In his administration of the duties devolving
upon him as Medical Referee he has ever shown his de
sire to be eminently just to the pensioner and claim
ant as well as to the Government ; never forgetting,
however, that the doubt, when doubt existed, should
be given to the soldier or his widow.
There is no officer under the Government whose
duties are more difficult to perform, more laborious,
and which require more good, sound judgment and
care to discharge them wisely and justly than are
those of the subject of this brief sketch.
The fact that he has for more than ten years re
tained the confidence of his superiors is sufficient
proof of the satisfactory manner in which he has
acquitted, himself, and the result of his labors, there
fore, is the highest encomium that can be offered.
UNION SOLDIERS' ALLIANCE.
The third annual banquet of the Union Soldiers
Alliance occurred at Aman's restauiant last Thurs
day evening, and was one of the most thoroughly
GRAND ARMY MATTERS.
Post Hall, No. 39, G. A. R., Department of Ver
mont, at Worcester, at their annual meeting, in
December, elected the following comrades as officers
for the ensuing year:
B. F. Morse, Com. ; J.tW. Brown, S. V. C. ; H. P.
Darling, J- V. C. ; J. A. Kelton, Q. M. ; M. Kent,
Chaplain; R. Walling, O. D.: .I.S.Wilson, O. Or.;
C. H. Stone. Q. S.; L. Goodell, S. M.
After the election of officers, the Post was ad-dres?-ed
by comrade J. S.Wilson. Subject: Relief
to suffering comrades.
Officers of John A. Ralin- Post, No. 1, Depart
ment of Potomac, G. A. RM for 1832:
E. K. Winship, P. C. ; Philip D. Haines, S. V. P. C. ;
L. M. Penlield, J. V. P. C: J. N. Callan, Q. M.; J.
E. Mason. Surg. ; C. G. Bollinger, Chaplain ; Frank
Clark, O. D.; John N. Moulder, O. G.
Delegates to Department Encampment :
John M. Keogh, Dennis Coughlin, B. W. Smith,
C. C. Boyd, Dennis O'Connor. W. B. Parisen, Benj.
P. Meughei, H. H. Bvower. J. Brennan, W. C.
Hinchman, J. N. Moulder. J. O'Connell, W. Stringer.
The Grand Army of Maine now numbers fifty
Posts, an increase of seventeen during the last year.
Department Commander Haskell is thoroughly in
earnest in his efforts to build up the organization,
and under his efficient supervision its usefulness is
being rapidly and widely extended. The annual
Encampment meets February 1, at Gardiner, Maine.
Charles E. Lawton Post, No. 5, G. A. R., of New
port, R. I., has elected the following officers for the
Henry D. Scott, Com.; J. McCartv, S. V. C. ; W.
L. Wheeler, M. D., J. Y. C. ; William S. Bailey, Q.
M. ; O. (I. Langley, Chaplain ; Dr. James H. Taylor,
Surgeon ; W. T. Kendall, O. D. ; John F. Shea, 0.
G. The nieht of meetinsr ws phmifrpfl frm t.iio
first and third Fridays, to the second and fourth
Wednesdays of each month. A committee was ap
pointed to arrange for a Camp-fire on the evening of
installation, consisting of comrades Lawrence, Scott,
Taylor, and McMahon. The outlook for G. A. R.
matters in Newport is brighter than for several
Post No. 32, G. A. R., of Fort Scott, Kansas,
recently established by Department Commander
Walkinshaw, is officered as follows :
W. B. Shoekley, P. C. ; W. R. Henry, S. V. C. ; W.
H. HarmoH, J. V. C. ; Smith Gardner, P. C. ; G. R.
Baldwin, P. S. ; Homer W. Pond. P. Q. M. ; C. F.
Warner, P. A. ; W. B. Pearsoll. O. D. ; E. A. Blakelv,
0. G. ; J. M. Lee, S. M. : II. Frankenbcrger, Q. M. S.
Besides the new Post, Fort Scott has a veteran
organization of over 600 members.
The newly established McFarlane Post, No. 23,
G. A. R., of PojTiette, Columbia countv, Wisconsin,
has elected the following officers for the year 1882 :
Wm. Knight, Com. ; W. G. Robinson, S. V. C. ; C.
H. Butler, J. V. C. ; C. C. Holey, Adj. ; David Bullen,
0. D. ; J. D. Keed, O. G. ; G. Ackermau, Surg. ; C.
Delaney, Q. 31. ; T. 31. Bran ton, S. 31. ; J. 3IcCann,
Q. 31. S. '
Delegate to the State Encampment: W. G.
Robinson. Alternate: C. H. Butler. Meetines nr
held on the first and third Wednesday in each
month. The prospects of the Post are good.
Commander John H.Walker, of Rankin Post, No.
10, G. A. R.. installed the officers of Kerswell Post
No. 149, at Flatbush, L. I., on Tuesday evening,
A public installation of officers of Rankin Post,
No. 10, G. A. R., of Brooklyn, N. Y., and reception
of the ladies of the Post, was held at Uris Academy,
No. 611 Fulton street, Brooklyn, on Friday evening
January 6, 1882.
The Department Encampment. G. A. R., of N.. Y.,
will beheld at Syracuse on January 26 and 27, when
a Department Commander ami other officers will be
elected to preside ever the affairs of the Grand Army
for the ensuing twelve months.
George G. Meade Post, No. 5, G. A. R., celebrated
the second anniversary of their organization bv a
reception and soiree Tuesday evening at Grand
Army Hall, corner of Seventh and L streets north
west. The hall was tastefully decorated with flags,
banners, and evergreens, and presented a gay and
beautiful appearance. This Tost, although f,
youngest in the city, is firmly established on a solid
basis, and any entertainment given by its members
is sure to be a grand success, the " boys " being of
enjoyed occasions its participants ever indulged in. I tne rlf nt fT lia d01nS everything in their power
When the next banouet is announced in 1882 that I l? Kerneir menus ana guests have a right good
of last Thursday evening will be fresh in the mem- 1 t.lme. The programme of sixteen numbers was
ories of those present. A jollier parrv never entered ! faithfully carried out, and dancing was kept up
a oanquet-nau tnan tne one wmen seateu itseJi at v ""'" 6 unm mi- livery ngnt oi tne
The testimony in the Guiteau case was closed
Wednesday, and court adjourned until to-day to
enable counsel to prepare for their arguments. "
General U. S. Grant is in the city, and will re
main for a few days.
William Coates, alias John Ingram, was arrested
in Philadelphia last week upon a charge of illegally
collecting a pension. John Ingram, of Canada,
served in a Vermont regiment during the rebellion,
and until a few years ago collected his pension.
Last year Coates made elaim for the pension, claim
ing that he had enlisted under the name of John
Hon. Edward Joy Morris died at his residence in
Philadelphia on Saturday last of intermittent fever.
3rr. 3Iorris was a graduate of Harvard University.
He was a member of the State Legislature two
years 1841 to 1813 and served two terms in Con
gress, in 1843-M3 and 1857-'61. When he retired
from Congress at the outbreak of the rebellion he
was appointed Minister to Turkey and remained at
Constantinople from 1861 to 1870. He wis tho
author of a book of travels in the Levant in 1S62,
aud several valuable translations from the German.
Vermonters will learn with pleasure that General
George J. Stannard has been appointed assistant
doorkeeper of the House of Representatives at
The total receipts of the Soldiers' Home Bazaar
ol Boston have been about ;41,000. The collection
taken up at the Sunday service amounted to $985.0-1.
31r. Kidder has received in the form of subscrip
tions about $10,009. These amounts make a total
of about $52,000, from which the expenses of the
fair will be deducted.
Dun, Winans & Co's. mercantile agency reports
tne loiai numotr 01 Dusiness iailures lor the entire
year 1881 throughout the United States to be 5,582,
involving liabilities aggregating a little more than
$31,000,000. The failures for the year previous were
only 4,735, with liabilities of $65,000,000. This in
crease is, however, regarded by the agency as small
in proportion to the enormous growth in the volume
of trade, aud especially in proportion to the num
ber of persons engaged in business.
Judge P. C. Dooley and Hon. Casper Allenberg,
the latter a prominent Republican member of the
Arkansas Legislature, have been arrested on in
formation lodged by Special Agent Brewster Cam
eron, charging them with the fraudulent collection
and retention of pensions. The firm has been re
garded as one of the tfjpst respectable legal firms in
Postmaster-General Howe was sworn in and en
tered upon the duties of his office on Thursday.
Attorney-General Brewster entered upon his offi
cial duties on Tuesday.
The General of the Army his decided that the
Rice trowel bayonet is no longer a part of a soldier's
equipment, ana is not to be issued to troops.
The town of Fayetteville, N. C, has followed the
example of Memphis, Tenn., and surrendered its
charter, in order to rid itself of its just debts.
The clerks in the Pension Office on Satnrdav re
sented Commissioner Dudley with a handsome tes
timonial. It was a beautifully written extension
of the compliments of the season to the Commis
sioner, and was signed by all the clerks emploved
in the Pension Office. It was presented and 're
ceived with felicitous speeches.
The new Chinese 3iinister, Cheng Tsao Ju, was
presented to the President by Secretary Freling
huysen at six o'clock last Saturday evening. This
somewhat unusual hour was selected to enable the
retiring Ministers, Chin Lan Pin and 3Ir. Yung
Wing, to present their letters of recall before quit
ting Washington on the night train for San Fran
cisco, where the mail steamer will be detained to
await their arrival. Chin Lan Pin and 3Ir. Yung
Wing first had an audience with fiie President, to
whom they addressed a brief farewell speech. The
President briefly responded. The new 3Iinister
was then presented, when the usual formalities were
A dispatch to the IVcws from Vienna says that the
Czar has subscribed 100,000 rubles for the relief of
the victims of the Warsaw riots.
A committee, consisting of Sergeant Simon, Baron
Nathaniel de Rothschild, and Messrs. Cohen and
Worth, is collecting information regarding the per
secution of the Jews in Russia and Poland.
Six thousand persons wore present at the Land
lord's meeting held in Dublin rccenclv. It was the
most influential ever held. Earl Donoughmore,
Earl Girysport, the 3Iarquis of Droghedn, the 3Lar
quis of Headfort, 3Ir. Kinir-Harman. and nil th
, principal representatives of the landed interest were
in attendance. The speakers included the Earl of
Dartry, the 3Iarquis or Waterford, the Earl of West
meath, Baron Ardilsmn, and other important polit
The Southern tribes of Tunis have again revolted,
and a small column of troops has been dispatehed
southward, with orders to proceed to the Tripolitan
frontier. The Governor of Tripoli has ordered that
the insurgent Tunisian tribes be prevented from en
tering the territory. It is generally believed that
there will be an extensive rising in the spring.
A St. Petersburg journal announces the insolvency
of the Grand Society of Railways of Russia and the
misappropriation of 25,000,000 rubles in the Nich
olas line. A proposal has been made by the State
Comptroller to take over the railway from the
Some servants are said to have been dismissed
from the Portuguese royal household on suspicion
of connection with a plot to poison the King.
Private intelligence has been received at Liver
pool tVat the Governor of the Gold Coast is about
to march inland with a force of native troops. The
object of the expedition is the punishment of
natives in Danve for the killing of two English
The old soldiers of 3ifliin county, Pennsylvania,
have organized a Veteran's Association at Reeds
ville, and it is already in a flourishing condition.
The Twenty-second regimerk National Guard and
its veteran corps, of New York city, have decided to
entertain their friends in a most pleasing way on
the evening of February 2, 1882, and have secured
the Academy of 3Iusic and Nilsson Hall for the oc
casion. Gilmore's Twenty-second Regiment Band
will furnish the music. Tickets are to be compli
mentary, and can only be procured from members.
This being the first ball since 1873 the regiment is
determined to make it one of the finest of theseason.
A large number of prominent military gentlemen
from Boston, Pennsylvania, Brooklyn, and other
cities are to be invited.
The veteran organization of the Seventy-first reg
iment is increasiner very ranidlv in mnmlwrshin ac
cording to the report of its secretary. The associa
tion has now a large uniformed membership, but
experiences some difficulty in finding many of the
old members. The secretary has in that connection
issued a call requesting all persons who have receiv
ed an honorable discharge from the New York
Seventy-first or Thirty-sevtnth regiments, who par
ticipated in the campaigns of 1861, 1862, 1863, or
1864 with either of them, to send their names, ad
dress, and company letter to 3rr. George H. Stow,
No. 26 Howard street, New York city.
The winter Reunion of the First Rhode Island
regiment and First Battery Associations was held
m the First Light Infantry drill hall, Providence,
R. I., laft week. After partaking of a supper,
speeches were made by Senators Anthony and
Aldrich, Gov. Littlefit-ld, Bishop Clark, the Rev
Augustus AVoodbury, Col. N. Van Slyck, and others,
all of whom paid high tributes to the memory of
the late Gen. Burnside.
The Cincinnati Society of ex-rmy and Navy
Officers will hold their annual banquet on January
12. Generals Sherman and Hancock, Secretary Lin
coln. Admiral Porter. Prp-sirlPTif At-i-Iiht. nrA -t,-
After the reception of the Chinese 3fin- ! distinguished guests have been invited, and will
that festive board at nine o'clock last Thursday even
ing, xue laoies were eieganuy spread, tne nail
was elaborately decorated with American flags, ban
ners, and bunting, the whole being a proper emblem
of the generous hospitality of the beneficent society
that gave it. Beautiful menu cards graced each
cover, of which there were thirty-six. After many
bumpers of sherry, extra dry, &c, were drank and
each of the party had lent his voice the thousandth
time to the merry laughter which filled the diuing-
hall tO the OOhn. ihn V.rri.if1irif MV TTnrricnn "THirr-
man, announced the first toast, "The President of
the United States." The old veterans and their
guests arose and drank in silence to the toast. The
next regular toast was "The Old Flag: Our glory,
the ideal of ev.ery soldier, the protection of every
citizen,' which was eloquently responded to by
Comrade A. F. Me3Iillau. To the next toast, " The
Union Soldiers' Alliance : A band of comrades among
whom gentility and good feeling prevails," Comrade
.A. Hart responded. Th( n followed the toast, "The
Grand Army of the Republic : Its motto. Fraternity,
Charity, and Loyalty; its nienibersbip is composed
of those on whom no stain of treason rests," respond
ed to by Comrade W. P. Brooks. Then came the
toast to " The Citizen Soldiery : In time of peace
prepare for war," responded to by Comrade S. E.
Thomason. The ladies were not forgotten, for the
next toast was "The Heroic Women of America:
God bless them for their noble deeds,'' humor
ously responded to by Comrade W. P. Seville. The
next toast was to "The Rank and File: High pri
vates in the front rank," to which Comrade R. G.
Cunningham made a most eloquent reply. The next
regular toast was to "Our Absent Comrades: Though
lost to sight to memory dear," to which it was ex
pect td Comrade H. J. Gilford would reply, but, in
his absence, the toast was drank in silence, and the
following additional one inserted, "The Loyal Men
of the Country," and General George H. Roberts,
the attorney-general of Nebraska, was called to his
feet, and held the company spell-bound by his elo
quence. The officers of the Alliance are as follows :
President, Harrison Dingman ; fi rst vice-president,
E. W. Oyster; second vice-presid ent, S. E. Thom
ason; third vice president, J. S. Crocker: secretary,
J. S. Hempel ; assistant secretary, George Simmens.
THE FULLY DISABLED VETERANS,
At a meeting of the " Fully Disabled Veterans
Association," in Brooklyn Tuesday night, a com
mittee, appointed at a previous meeting to take steps
nunarwi men 01 tne second irgiuia enyairv. occu
pied the town of Paintsville, Ky. iSj j-tands t
toward the perfection of a permanent national or- fhe Forty-second Ohio, Fourth Kentucky, and three
ganizauon 01 the fully disabled veterans of the
army and navyt reported that the alan proposed
w.es to get a list of all fully disabled veterans on
the pension roll of the United States, and then to
call a convention and elect officers ror a permanent
national organization, tho delegates to be chosen by
congresrfonaJ districts. The cominij&tee baa con
sulted with the "Maimed Prlfconers' League" of
Iliiiadelphia, which has a membership of rive hun
dred, and the plan was approved.
SOLDIERS OF 1812,
The survivors of the war of 1SL2 in this city are
now reduced to ten veterans, as follows: 3Iajor Ed
ward Simms, president, aged c6 yenr-: 31i,ha'l
Caton, first vice-president, 82 ycar.: Srniih Minor,
second vice-president, 87 year ; William W. M'Kjre,
treasurer, 76 years; James LawnliMn, c-reiary,
78 years; Rev. French S. Evans, chaplain. 1 year;
John D. Clarke, marshal, 67 yars; V. ii. Lord, s7
years; Seraphim 31asi, 77 years : .7. S. Xu'Jenn, ?2
Twenty years ago to-day, Jaiiu.iiy 7. 12 Colonel
James A. Garfield, with hi brigade, con.-isi.hig of
pale moon had given place to radiant aurora's first
heralds of day. The reception and floor commitr
performed their duties, most admirably, and did
much to make the dance so pleasant.
The annual Encampment, G. A. R., Department
of New York, will be held at Syracuse, on the 25th
and 26th of January.
At a recent meeting of the committee of arrange
ments, it was announced that fixo full Posts will
take part in the Grand Encampment ; that over
600 delegates, representing the different army Posts
of the State, would be in attendance, and over
fifteen hundred veterans from other cities will take
part in the parade announced for the 25th of Jan
uary. About ten bands of music have been engaged,
and letters received from Posts at Binghamtou,
Rome, Oswego, Elmira, Cazenovia. Rochester, and
Buffalo, state that large representations may be
expected from those cities. Invitations have been
sent to all the prominent officials, among whom are
Generals Grant, Hancock, Sheridan, and Sherman.
It is expected that SamueTT. Clemens, "31ark
Twain." will deliver an address at the banquet, to
ne neia at tne armory, on tne evening of the 25th.
The programme anticipated for the occasion is ;is
ioiiows: January 2oth, ;n the morning, reception
of delegates and guests. Afternoon, grand parade
of the different Posts and delegate. In the evening,
reception by the citizens, at which the mayor will
probably deliver an address of welcome, after Avhich,
a banquet will be served at the armory.
The 25th will be devoted to a business session,
which will probably continue throughout the day.
The occasion will be a memorable one for Syracuse,
as the city will be honored with the presence of
many of our most illustrious leaders during the late
civil war and with a host of gallant comrades, who
assisted in crushing the great rebellion.
Department Inspector William Berry, of Post 50,
Hartford, complimented Wadhanis Post, Department
of Connecticut, G. A. R., very highly at the recent
inspection. He reported the Grand Army through
out the State in the most flourishing condition.
After the formal inspection, several good speeches
were made, including one from Captain F. A.
Spencer, the new commander elect, and another bv
Department Chaplain Davis. An adjournment was
then taken to the sky-parlor for refreshments,
baked beans and 3Irs. Gregory's bean soup being the
favorite "beverage." although good coflee was
plenty. At the table, Inspector Berry was presented
with a metal spoon for a change, instead of the
regulation wooden monstrosity, it being considered
the proper thing to taboo wood in a brass city. Gen
Berry having survived this gracefully, Past Com
mander Harrison Whitney was presented with a
ory handsome pair of Christmas slippers, as a 50th
birthday token, and a reminder of the eMeeni of
his comrade of Wadhanis Post. After some further
tun of this kind, the Camp-fire waskindled brightly,
pipes were lighted, and stories, songs, and music'
were indulged in until adjournment. '
Last week Col. H. A. Brown, of Toledo, mustered
in at Wilkeville, Ohio, a new Post of the G. A. R. to
bj known as Fearing Post. No. 170. The following
officers were elected for the vearl882: Th- W V
ister the Russian Minister, 3Ir. Bartholomei, called
upon me jrresment to taKe leave of him before
startin'' for Russia. 3ir. Kurd Vnn Shlnwr th
German 3Iinister, left the city 3Ionday for New
York, whence he will sail by the German Lloyds
steamer Thursday en route for his new post' at.
Rome. His successor had not yet been named, but
Count Henry von Beust, secretary of legation.' will
be in charge of the legation for the present.
Governor Murray, of Utah Territory, has arrived
here in response to a request for hi attendance in
connection with the discussion of the Utah con
tested election case in the House of Representatives.
The Governor was colonel of the Third Kentuckv
regiment. and subsequently in command of a
brigade in the Army of the Cumberland during the
Accounts from Pre?idio del Norte, 3Iexico. of the
capture by 3Iexicans of forty Apaches on the war
path make it certain that the captured Indians
were Nana, the well-known war chief, and a rem
nant of his followers. These Indians went into the
village opposite Presidio del Norte and attempted
to make a treaty of peace, when the inhabitants
took them prisoners, shot ana and the other chiefs.
probably attend. One of the features of these ban-
quets is the presence of ladies, who, however, do
not take places at the table, but simply watch the
proceedings there or listen to the informal toasting.
A SERIOUS CHARGE.
Mr. F. J. Donovan, of St. Louis, counsel for Rep
resentative Frost, has filed a motion to suppress all
the affidavits in support of the contest in the cale of
Sessinghaus against Frost, from the third congres
sional district of Missouri. The grounds of the mo
tion embody a charge which the affidavits of the
notary who took the depositions admits ti be true.
In brief, the allegations are that since the testimony
was written it has been out of the custody of the
notary, and not safely kept as the law demands;
that it has been in the possession of strangers not
under the control of the officer; that it has been by
them handled, written upon, and altered ; that with
out the knowledge or consent of 3Ir. Frost or his
counsel it was all taken irom the notary by one of
the attorneys for 3Ir. Sessinghaus, kept in his of
fice, worked over by him, many names and places
of residence of voters changed and parts of the tes
timony erased . The affidavits further state tha thp.
and sent the remainder south, intending to place attorney denied that he had any of the depositions
the bucks at work in the mines and make the except that of one day : but his letters are filed ac-
squaws siaves in lamnies in tne citv of Mexico.
A dispatch to the Denver Tribune from Santa Fe.
N. 3L, says: Various petty annoyances, such as the '.
killing of their dogs and other domestic animals ;
and the pulling up of their tepees in their absence, '
have been inflicted on the Navajo Indians by white '
attacnert to or following the movements of the At
lantic and Pacific Railway. The Indians have in
consequence become thoroughly exasperated and
threaten reprisals. The report of the existence of
cases, is re
Out of -1,600,000 barrels of flour received in New
York this year, only 11,000 passed over the Erie
Attorney-General Brewster and family will stop
at Wormley's this winter. He took charge of his
office on Tuesday.
J. T. S. Lloyd, manufacturer of Lloyd's maps,
hailing from Tennessee, ha? been arrested upon a
charge of obtaining from -Si 5,000 to 20,000 under
There are 23,000 acres of land in orange groves
in 3Iarion county, Florida.
knowledging the receipt of the testimony of a great
many clays, and tne notary swears ho had rminy
other letters to the same purport, and that he got
from him every page of the depositions. The House
Committee on Elections will meet on Thursday,
when it is expected definite action will be taken
upon Mr. Donovan's motion.
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January ,, ico-i, lour nunarta ana Mty 'Aomtn .rieicf, uoinmanaor: .toward. Henderson S. V. C
.r, lell Waehiiigtoii, I vi. .U i),
A Cincinnati factory moulds eleven miles of pan
dl&s a day.
And" yet some people will make light of ax-Ji a
and children (rebel sympathize
D. (... fqr Richmond, Va., and other partt of the
I South under official permission. So says the Phila
' delphia Inquirer of that date.
January 7, lbG4, twenty shells were thrown ink
, the city of Charleston, S. C. from tin- National hur
' terics under command of General Gilmre.
I The number of dog in the State of Indiana, uh
. shown by Uio lvforu- fjij n tjo Atiditer of .State's
I office, is nearly l-0,v00.
erry, ' V. C; B. F.Williams. Adintant
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m. j wtiu vruner, oargeani,; jonn Hanshor,
Chaplain ; Finney Strong, Q. M. ; Jas. B. Miller, O.
D.: Adley A. Strong, O. G.; Louis Kaltenback, S.
31. ; Rush . Lyman, Q. M. S.
The Veterans and Grand Army men of this city
attended the President's reception ok 3Ionday in a
body and were warmly received.
The old Twenty-fifth Iowa infantry are going to
h:j;e a Reunion at Burlington. January 10.
IMMIGRATION FOR THE YEAR 188J.
among the Apaches, except in sporadic grant paengers at Castle Garden, N. Y.t on Sunday.
?garded here as fanciful. They were the Republic, from Liverpool, with 56 on
board ; the Cimbna, from Hamburg, with 753 ; the
Canada, from Havre, with 227 ; and the Wyoming,
from Liverpool, with 145. The number of Castle
Garden arrivals for the week was 3,761, and for the
month of December 23,963, an increase over the
same month in 1880 of 7,970, the register at that
time showing 15,993. It appears that the number
of immigrants who reached New York during the
year just closed, is, according to the register at
Castle Gardens. 45-1.900. To this is to be added the
immigrant, cabin, or intermediate passengers for
the month of December, the report of which has
not yet been received. This will swell the list by
about one thousand names, the actual number of
aliens who came to America to make their homes,
and landing at the port of New York alone, 456,000.
When the yearly returns are received from Phila
delphia, Boston, Baltimore, New Orleans, and other
American ports, there is no doubt that the total
immigration for 1681 will be found to be over 500,
000 souls, 170.000 more tlmn in 1880, which was
100.000 larger than any previous year's showing.
A FRIGHTFUL ACCIDENT.
During the Knighte of Pythias' festival, at
Shanesville, Tuscarawas county, Ohio, last Saturday
evening, the floor gave way, precipitating the com"
pany, numbering over two hundred, to the floor be
low. Two persons were instantly killed, ten others f.a
tallyinjured, and between seventy and eighty more
or less bruised or burned. The building took fire al
most instantly, producing a scene of the wildest
excitement. The lights were nearly all extinguished
leaving the shrieking, struggling mass of humanity
to grope their way from the ruins almost in the dark.
By the prompt action of those who escaped unin
jured and other citizens summoned by the terrible
alarm, the fire was subdued, but not until quite a
number had been more or less burned. The list of
killed and wounded will number nearly one hun
dred. The night was very cold, and the seene in
described a frightful in the extreme. The names
of the killed and injured are not given.
A GOOD SHOWING.
Pension claims allowed bv the new Commissionesr.
The interest payable by the Treasury on the 1st
of January amounted to $12,160,000, being the in
terest upon the four per cents., the continued sixes,
Pacific Railway currency sixes, and District of Co
lumbia loans. Checks to the number of 64.153 in
payment of the registered interest amounting to
$10,038,000 upon the above loans were on 3ionday
sent by the United States Treasurer to the city
post-office for mailing: the balance, $2,122,000, is
payable upon presentation of ika proper coupons at
And yet soldiers have to wait two, three, four, and
even ten years for the small pittance owing them
from the Government. It is a shame that they are
not paid as promptly as the bondholders.
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1 o 1 c$ j a 00 h
July . . .1 1.725! 737 631 119- 117 l 2,762
August . .1 1,839 423' 54 j 124 26J 5i 2,471
September ., 1,205, 278 39 71 20i 2t 1,615
October . . 1,066, 566 25 9o 89 1,842
November . 1,582. 762 43J 7S 35 2,500
December .' 1.947' 1,1711 37 81 61 3,297
Total . ., 9,364! 3,937 261. 569 348 8J 14,487
Arrears . . j 80
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G. total .j j j 14,567
There is one black man in the Ohio Legislature
whose name is Green.
New York milk dealerswere fined"$700 the other
day for adulterating milk.