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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. C, JANUARY 14, 1882.
Thursday, January 5.
The SENATE was called to order at the usual hour.
Up mnrninf hour WAS niainiy uccupiuu. yu.
presentation of petitions, of which a large nu
Slaved for the exercise of Government control
rail transportation charges.
Mr. Miller, of New York, presented one urging
that the proceedingsof Congress he printed in news
paper form weekly, and a copy thereof supplM3(l
free to every family in the United States
The resolutions of the General Assembly of Lou
isiana, asking for an appropriation to repair the
Possuin Fork Levee, was s-ibniuted by Mr. Jonas.
Mr Garland introduced a joint resolution to re
appropriate the amount ($375,000) appropriated by
the act of March, 1S77, to pay in full to certain
Southern mail contractors the amount due under
their contracts for the years 1859, '60, and '61.
A number of bills were introduced and appro
priately referred, after which the Senate adjourned
until Friday, the 6th.
HOUSE. When the House met, directly after
the reading of the journal, Mr. Orth, of Indiana,
rose to a question of privilege, stating that it grew
out of and affecting the recent appointment of the
committees, and subsequently asked to be retired
from service on the Committee on Eules. His re
quest having been granted, the regular order, being
the call of committees, was dispensed with.
The Speaker laid before the House various exec
utive communications, which were appropriately
referred, among them the following : Letter from
the clerk of the Court of Claims, giving astatement
of all judgments rendered by the court for the year
ending December 6, li-ai ; report ui wbawiuvj
General for 18S1. ,. .
Mr. Eosecrans introduced the following bills,
which were referred: For the erection of a public
building in San Francisco; indemnifying Califor
nia for indebtedness incurred in 1851 and 1852 m
Indian hostilities. ,-,.,
The following were also introduced and referred:
By 3Ir. Hawk, of Illinois To reorganize the
militia. Also, to require manufacturers of oleo
margarine to label the same.
Mr. Hewitt, of New York, olFered a resolution
reciting 1 he fact that the Khedive of Egypt had
presented to the United States the obelisk known
as " Cleopatra's Needle' and tendering to His High
ness (the Khedive) the thanks of the people of the
United States for a gift which only the oldest- of
nations could make and the youngest could most
highly prize. Adopted.
A long and desultory discussion sprang up as to
the power of members to introduce bills through
the petition-box, instead, of presenting them in
open House; those holding the affirmative of the
proposition making a strong point in showing that
the practice of introducing bills in that manner
would result in a large saving of time ; the oppo
nents of the proposition calling attention to the
danger there would be of a wrong reference of
bills, and claiming that the measures so presented
would lack the essential qualities which would
attach to them if introduced in the ordinary way.
The discussion was finally closed with the expres
sion of opinion from the Chair that the only way to
get a bill properly before a committee was to pre
sent it in open House.
The House then (at 1:40) adjourned until Mon
In the SENATE a number of resolutions and me
morials were presented and a number of bills, among
the latter the following :
By Mr. RollinsTo fix the term of office of col
lectors of internal revenue.
By Mr. Groome Granting the right of way to the
County of Anne Arundel, 3faryland, through the
United States Government grounds in the city of
By Mr. Logan Amendatory of the pension laws.
By Mr. Windoni Appropriating money for the
selection of a site and location of Government build
ings in Minneapolis, Minn.
Upon the conclusion of routine business twenty
five minutes of the morning hour remained to be
Mr. Sherman moved to take up his bill for the
issue of 3 per centum bonds.
Objection was made by Mr. McPherson and Mr.
fh nC the Finance Committee.
J.HC Dixit IllCrcruivj ros nnt .olri iixv irwi a tp
print of the bill was ordered, to contain the pro- I
posed amendments in brackets.
The calendar was then taken up and occupied the
day, the morning hour being extended for its con
sideration. Several resolutions, including the one
for a woman suffrage committee, were passed over,
because of the absence of Senators interested in
The resolution of December 13, offered by IIr.
Davis, of West Virginia, relating to pension frauds,
calling for statements of their nature and charac
ter, what amount of arrears has been paid, the
number of cases added to the pension roll under
the "arrears act," the number of applications there
under, the estimated annual expenditure required,
the estimated total cost of the arrearages paid and
to be paid, and total of regular pension roll after the
arrearages have beeudetermined, came up next on
Some discussion ensued upon an amendment by
Mr. Edmunds, striking out the direction to the Sec-
retary oi tne interior to report nis opinion upon
Mr Edmunds areued that the President alone i
3ir. iomunas aiguea tnat tne president alone
was empowered to recomnienu legislation, ana air.
Hill, of Georgia, contended that while it was the
duty of the President to do this there was no limi
tation on the power of Congress to get opinions from
Mr. Davis, of West Virginia, in the course of the
debate, said the Secretary had estimated that $100,
000,000 would be required for this year to pay the
pension roll, and this estimate, he learned, hadbeen
increased by the Commissioner to $120,000,000.
Nobody knew where the increase would stop, and
next year, for aught we knew, it would reach $150,
000,000. He (Mr. Davis) had stated last year that
the arrears of pensions bill would cost the Govern
ment a sum greater than the Nations1 debt, and the
statement was laughed at. " Present indications 1
seemed, to iuUy justify the statement he then made.
-ur. Logan, replying to Mr. Davis, said that state
tents not hnsp.rl on iipurafo infi-.Tvof;. c-v...! .m
ments not based on accurate information should not
be allowed to go to the country uncontradicted.
The assertion that the pension arrearages would
cost more than the National debt was certainly not
based upon any reliable basis. The inference from
what had been stated would be that our pension roll
would continue to cost $100,000,000 per year right
along, with a probable increase. Yet the report of
the Commissioner showed that, with a certain force
at his command, the arrears of pensions could be
not help knowing tins, lor the report was before
him. There was, therefore, no reason to alarm the
country by a statement such as the one that Senator
had just made.
The resolution, as modified by Mr. Edmunds's
amendment, was adopted.
The Senate (at 1.45; went into executive session,
and (at 1.50; adjourned until Monday.
When the SENATE met, Mr. Call, in presenting
a petition for mail facilities from Manatee to Cedar
Keyes and other points on the Florida coast, asked
the special attention of the Committee on Post
o'i ces to the necessity for the maintenance of an
adequate postal service on the Gulf coast of that
State, along which nearly the entire commerce of
the Western States now passes.
Mr. Miller, of California, presented a memorial
from the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce for
an appropriation for harbor defenses at the entrance
to the Bay of San Francisco. He said its statements
oi tne defenseless character of the citv and the
31 are Island Naval Station were quite startling.
t..,, T ""mu5r ot "ills and resolutions were in
troduced and referred.
arj1? ?rnhle "ourNvas extended to dispose of
(w3 "?,2l.?ofwomcn.iowhoin are to be re
ferred all petitions and resolutions relating to
f yftard's lfloti" refer to the Judiciary
Committee was voted downayes, 27- noes 31.
in rwn YPiirs. ;trm thaf iftiv tlm:?, .-,. ,;.! i
roll would be reduced to 840,000.000 or not ovpr u
,. ..w - ., .w u.n,i wiwu hc imm ,i.
ftftrt ftrtO Thr. Sonstnr frnm WMt v;;;.. n Case,
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Mr. Hill, of Georgia, opposed the resolution, upon
the ground he had token heretofore in relation to
proposed special committees as uncalled for. He
preferred that their practical objects should be ac
complished in a more direct way by providing each
Senator with a clerk a necessity which he thought
was apparent to every member.
A vote was then taken, and the resolution adopted
by yeas, 35 ; noes, 23.
A message was received from the President trans
mitting various uaners relating to the bill provid
ing for a right of way through the Indian Territory
lor the St. Louis and San Jb rancisco .ttauroau.
The papers were temporarily tabled and ordered
Mr. Bayard stated he would to-morrow report
the Morrill tariff commission bill, and would sub
mit brief remarks upon it, and Mr. Beck gave
notice he would speak at some length upon the sub
ject. On motion of Mr. Sherman, his bill to provide
for the issue of 3 per centum bonds was taken up
without a formal vote.
Mr. Vest offered an amendment, which was or
dered printed, adding to the bill a section identi
cal with the fifth or compulsory section of the
vetoed 3 per cent, bill of last session, but modified
to cover the provision for $200,000,000. It makes
the bonds the sole basis for the bank circulation.
After a long debate, participated in by Messrs.
Sherman, Voorhees, Vest, and others, the amend
ments to the bill reported by the committee were
Mr. Vest here secured the floor, when, at 2:55,
the Senate went into executive session, and at three
o'clock adjourned until Tuesday.
HOUSE. Mr. Kelley, of Pennsylvania, chairman
of the Committee on Ways and Means, offered a res
olution for the distribution of the President's mes
sage to the various committees of the House, and it
was referred to the Committee of the Whole, Mr.
Belford, of Colorado, reserving all points of order
Under the call of States a large number of bills
was introduced and referred. There were about
675 bills introduced in all.
The House then (at 4:10) went into Committee of
the Whole (Mr. Hiscock, of New York, in the chair),
for the consideration of the resolution reported this
morning from the Committee on Ways and Means
for the distribution of the Presidents message.
Mr. Buckner moved to amend so as to refer to the
Committee on Banking and Currency so much of
the President's message as referred to silver certifi
cates. This was adopted, and the original resolu
tion, as amended in this one particular, was reported
back to the House and adopted.
The Speaker announced the following appoint
Mr. Beed, as a member of the Committee on Eules,
in place of Mr. Orth, resigned.
Messrs. Kasson and Tucker, as directors of the
Columbia Institute for the Deaf and Dumb.
Messrs. Deering, Taylor, and Cox, of New York,
as regents of the Smithsonian Institute.
The Speaker laid before the House the following
message from the President:
To the Senate and House of Eepiesentatives :
I transmit a communication received this day
from the late Postmaster-General, to which I invite
careful attention. Though the period limited for
the reception of bids under the existing advertise
ments expires on the 7th instant, several weeks
must necessarily elapse before they can be classified
and examined and the actual letting take place. If,
therefore, Congress should be of the opinion that a
change in the law is necessary it might, I presume,
be made immediately applicable.
Chester A. Arthue.
Executive Mansion, Jan. 6, 1SS2.
The message and accompanying documents, which
have recently been published, were referred to the
Committee on Post-Offices and Post-Boads, with
leave to report at any time, and the House then (at
SENATE. Petitions were presented for an
amendment of the militia laws.
Mr. Bayard, from, the Finance Committee, report
ed, with a recommendation that it pass, the Morrill
tariff commission bill, and also, with an adverse re
port, the Garland commission bill. He said he fa
vored the mode of constituting the commission pre
scribed in the former, (namely, from among civili
ans), as tending. to mmnvft Mia taHfr nuestion from,
the arca or sectional or partisan feeling, of the ex
istence of which congressmen were fully conscious.
He proceeded to argue the necessity for the imme
diate action to correct the incongruities and iueffi-
i oiency of the existing tariff, and argued that taxation
to bej ust must be uniform, and to be uniform must be
universal. The paramount purpose in tariff taxation
should be to provide for the expenses of the Govern
ment, and the incidental result of this in fostering
our industries might be wisely considered, not as
the controlling motive in laying the taxes, but as
one of its inevitable results. He did not propose
now to discuss the principles of tariff taxation at
any length. They were soon to be acted upon bj
the representatives of the people. The war taxes of
the present tariff were out of date in a time of peace.
In illustration of this he referred to duties on vari
Upon the conclusion of Mr. Bayard's remarks (the
morning hour having in the meantime been extend
ed informally), the Sherman funding bill came up,
but Avsls temporarily laid aside without a vote
M E , , , , fl , af1f,
Mr. Beck then took the floor and addressed th
Senate at length on the subject of the tariff.
The speech of Mr. Beck was attentively listened
to throughout by an almost full Senate, and a num
ber of members of the House were attracted by it.
After occupying the floor for nearly three hours,
Mr. Beck concluded at 1.10.
Mr. Morrill replied.
When the debate had terminated the Chair laid
before the Senate the unfinished Sherman funding
At 4.20 the Senate adjourned until Wednesday.
HOUSE. Mr. Page, under instruction from the
Committee on Commerce, called attention to the fact
that a bill, introduced yesterday by Mr. Buckner.
"Togive American registry to foreign-built iron a
steel vessels," had been referred to the Committee
on Ways and Means. This he claimed to be an im
proper reference, since the matter belonged to the
Committee on Commerce. A call for the " regular
t?Tiit l'icciiiiT - n n r VArmvi itr rvrn -rr t r r "i- v ---y-
' order," however, took him off the floor, and the
matter went over for the present.
! On motion of Mr. Williams, of Wisconsin, Wed
! nesday, the 25th instant, was assigned for the me
j morial services in honor of the late Senator Mat
j thew H. Carpenter.
I Mr. Benjamin Wood appeared before the bar of
j the House and qualified as a member.
The House then, as the regular order, resumed
consideration of the Utah contested election
the pending resolution beinjjr that offered bv
Mr. Haskell, declaring that Allen G. Campbell,
delegate elect rroni otan Territory, is entitled to
be sworn in as a delegate on his pr ima-faeie case.
Mr. Beed offered as a substitute a resolution re
ferring to the Committee on Elections the question
of the prbna-foeic right, as between Campbell and
Cannon, to be sworn in as a delegate from Utah,
together with all certificates and papers presented
on each side, with instructions to that committee
to report at as early a day as practicable.
Mr. Haskell then proceeded to argue in support
of his resolution.
The debate was participated in by Messrs. Cox,
of New York, Beed, McCoid, Robinson, Haskell,
and others; and Mr. Beed having offered a, sub
stitute referring the question to the Committee on
Elections, the same was adopted by a vote of yeas
1S), nays 24. the negative votes beinc Benublicans.
and the contested case was thereby referred to the
Committee on Elections; after which the House
SENATE. Numerous petitions were presented
for an amendment of the Constitution to prohibit
the manufacture, importation, and sale of alcoholic
liquors throughout the national domain.
A number of petitions for a commission to in
quire in regard to the alcoholic liquor traffic were
Mr. George, in accordance with the prayer of
some of the petitioners, moved the creation of a
special committee to consider the subject.
Action on the motion was deferred.
Mr. Piatt said he was heartily in favor of a com
mission to investigate the liquor traffic as a means
of satisfying the demand of a portion of the coun
try for reliable statistics on the matter.
The presentation of the temperance petitions (all
of which were referred to the Finance Committee)
having greatly exceeded ordinary limits, tbe morn
ing hour was extended to dispose of remaining
Mr. Anthony, from the Committee on Naval
Affairs, reported favorably the bill to promote the
efficiency of the navy.
The President pro tern, announced the special
committee on the rights of women, under the reso
lution of Mr. Hoar.
At the end of the morning hour, the Sherman
funding bill was taken up, and Mr. Yest addressed
HOUSE. Mr. Orth offered a resolution instruct
ing the Committee on Civil Service Eeform to inquire
into the expediency of providing a mode, different
from the present, for the appointment of the com
mittees of the House, with leave to report at any
Mr. Haskell then rose to a question of privilege,
and sent to the clerk s desk and had read the reso
lution which he failed to have considered yester
day, declaring it to be the fixed and final determi
nation of the Forty-seventh Congress that no person
maintaining polygamous marital relations, or teach
ing or inciting others so to do, is entitled to be ad
mitted to the House of Eepiesentatives as a delegate
from any Territory.
Mr. Cannon (111.) took the ground that'the ques
tion was not one of privilege, inasmuch as, whether
adopted or rejected, it could have no offset upon
After discussion the Speaker submitted to the
House the question as to whether the resolution
presented a privileged question j and the yeas and
nays were ordered.
By a vote of yeas 109 to nays 139, the House de
termined that no question of privilege was involved
in the resolution.
At half-past two o'clock Mr. Hiscock called up
the census deficiency appropriation bill. It was re
ferred to the committee of the whole. The chair
man gave notice of his intention to call it up for
consideration immediately after the reading of the
journal to-morrow morning.
SOME OF THE BILLS INTRODUCED,
By Mr. Mosgrove Granting 160 acres of land to
every volunteer officer, musician, and private, who
served three years in the Union army in the late
By Mr. Fowler To abolish the tax on banks.
By Mr. Eice, of Missouri Eequiring the sale of
adhesive stamps and stamped paper at face value.
By Mr. Crapo To enable national banking asso
ciations to extend their corporate existence. Sim
ilar to the bill introduced in the Senate by Senator
By Mr. McCoid For the appointment of a special
committee on the suppression of the crime of polyg
amy. By Mr. Caldwell To equalize pensions. Also to
repeal the Arrears of Pension Act.
By Mr. Payson Making polygamy a disqualifica
tion from office in the Territories.
By Mr. Page To make the anniversary of the
discovery of America a legal holiday.
By Mr. Finley To reduce letter postage to two
By Mr. Ferry To grant additional pensions to
those who have lost an arm or a leg in the service of
the United States.
By Mr. Garland Donating 320 acres of the pub
lic land to each of the survivors of the Meadow
Brook massacre or their heirs.
By Mr. Butler For the creation of a body of par
By Mr. Voorhees Granting pensions to prisoners
THE CASE OF LIEUTENANT FLIPPER.
The proceedings of the court-martial in the case
of Lieutenant Flipper and the findings of the court
have been received at the Office of the Judge Advo
cate General. The record makes about four hun
dred pages in the hand of the type-writer. The
fact that the case is sent to Washington is full proof
that the court finds Flipper guilty, and recommends
his dismissal from the army.
DEATH OF A VETJSRAN.
Mr. Ebenezer Loud, a veteran of the War of 1S12,
and a son of a brave soldier of the Continental Army,
died at his residence, 205 E. 29th street, New York
City, January 4. He shipped before the mast on
the Chesapeake while she was lying at Boston, and
took part as a "powder monkey" during the fierce
and disastrous fifteen-minute combat in which Law
rence fell while fighting the British frigate Shannon.
Loud supported Lawrence, as, leaning against the
capstan of his ship, cruelly wounded, he called out to
his crew, " Don't give up until the ship goes down."
After the taking of the vessel Loud lay, a captive,
in Halifax, for eleven months, when 'he was ex
changed. He followed the sea in the American
navy until the year 1S20, since which time lie has
been engaged in mercantile pursuits.
Edwin ,1. Sweet, a real estate agent; Samuel
Hoyt, a clerk; W. S. Barringer, a manufacturer of
ink : James W. Donohue, a clerk ; and John W.
Minnix, a Uniontown blacksmith, who were recently
arrested on a charge of furnishing straw bail in con
nection with the lettings of mail contracts, arc, at
the time of going to press, undergoing examination
iu the Police Court. The general charge against
them is conspiracy with others to defraud the
United States by giving fraudulent and worthless
bonds, the sums varying in dilferent cases from $200
to $1,000. The bonds were given to secure the con
tracts of A. E. Boone and S. G. Cabell and others.
Harper's for January is fully up to its usual stand
ard of excellence.
The first article, King Coal's Highway, takes the
reader from Pittsburg to New Orleans on one of the
steamers in the coal trade between those two cities.
The text conveys much valuable information in a
manner that, with the illustrations, makes it decid
edly interesting throughout.
Ancient and Modern Venetian Glass of Murano,
will please all who delight in whatever pertains to
those rare designs, and, With the Van-Guard in Mex
ico, can but please every reader.
Journalistic London, and the serial, Anna, are
continued, while The Laodician is concluded.
In The Southeast Bastion, The Jonce Trammell
Compromise, a sketch of the Young Men's Christian
Association, with other short stories, papers, and
poems, together with the usual amount of miscel
lany, help to make up an acceptable number of this
standard magazine. Harper and Brothers, publish
ers, New York.
The February number of DemoresVs Monthly con
tains numerous interesting papers, some of which
are of more than ordinary interest. Talks with
Women How to Eat and What to Eat, by Jennie
June ; The Guardianship of Children and The Status
of the Mothers, by Belva A. Lockwood ; and The
Eolation ol the Teacher to the Future of Education,
are articles which we can especially commend.
Besides these there are a variety of other subjects,
stories, poems, sketches, &c, which, with the cur
rent topics, Mirror of Fashions, and illustrations,
constitute a number which cannot fail to interest
and instruct as well as please the reader.
W. Jennings Demorest, publisher, New York city.
i At the annual monthly meeting of the Union
eteran Corps of this city, held January 5, 1862,
the following officers were elected for the coming
year: President, James E. Edgar: Vioe-Prtsident,
Henry Hersey; Secretary, Paul Daniels; Treas
urer, James Callan ; Armorer, Sargent Nelson.
The report is confirmed of the massacre of 200
young girls by the King of Ashantee, who desired
to use their blood for the mixing of mcrtar for the
repair of a State building.
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GRAND ARMY MATTERS.
The following were installed as the officers of Col.
James H. Childs Post, No. 230, Department of Penn
sylvania, G. A. R., Wednesday evening, January 4 :
Post Commander, L. F. Bateman; S. V. C, T. B.
Cluley; J. V. C, W. T. Taggart; Surgeon, J. B
Murdock ; O. of D., T. C. Stockdale ; Quartermaster,
S. A. Philips; O. of G., J. M. McKec; Adjutant, J.
O. Ellsrode; Chaplain, John Stauffer, Serg't Major,
E. T. Jameson ; Quartermaster Serg't, C. W. Smith.
Mustered by Comrade W. J. Patterson, of Post 157.
General Order No. 7, recently issued from Head
quarters, Department of Yermont, G. A.E., by Com
mander George W. Hooker, provides :
I. The Annual Encampment of the Department of
Vermont, will convene at Brattleborou Vt., Thurs
day and Friday, February 9 and 10, 18S2.
IV. A grand Camp-fire will be held Thursday
evening, with an address by Eev. J. F. Lovering, of
Worcester, Mass., Chaplain-in-Chief ; after which a
banquet will be served.
VII. The Department Commander congratulates
the comrades on the growth and prosperity of the
Order in this Department, and earnestly hopes that
every Post will be fully represented at the coming
Encampment. Let not only all the Post Command
ers, Delegates, and Past Commanders attend, but
every other comrade who can possibly do so. All
will be made welcome, and none will regret having
oeen present. Let all Post officers be prompt m
sending in their reports and per capita dues, so that
every Post may be entitled to its just representation.
The remaining provisions relate to details of the
proposed Encampment, and instructions for obtain
ing half-fare rates over the various railroads center
ing at Brattleboro.
The installation of the officers of Bankin Post.
No. 10, G. A. E., of Brooklyn, N. Y., on the 6th inst.
was a pleasant affair. About five hundred people
were present. Letters were read from Generals
Grant and Hancock, and from Mayor Low, express
ing regret at their inability to accept invitations to
be present. Congressman J. Hyatt Smith, who was
present as a guest, made a speech, in which he told
several humorous and pathetic anecdotes of his own
experience during the war. Department Com
mander Abrani Merritt, Corporal Tanner, Captain
Squires, and others, also spoke during the evening.
The ceremonies were brought to a close by a recep
tion and dance, in which the Ladies' Aid Society of
the Post participated. The retiring Adjutant,
Stoothoff, was presented with a gold badge by his
The Post is now officered as follows : Commander,
J.H.Walker; S. V. C, B. N. Woodruff; J. V. C,
W. V. H. Cortelyon ; Adjutant, Le Moyne Burleigh :
Q. M., W. P. Wild; Surgeon, J. T. Burdick; Chap
lain, W. C. Booth ; O. D., E. Macdonald ; O. G., P.
Phelps ; Sergeant Major, S. H. Smith.
The following are the officers of Gov. Harvey
Post, No. 17, G. A. E., Department of Wisconsin, for
the ensuing year: Commander, S. C. Porter; S. V.
C, E. M. Boyd; J. V. C, Geo. E. Smith ; Chaplain,
Geo. C. Nickols ; Adjt., E. W. Fisher ; Q. M., F. Mar
shall ; O. D., A. N. Smith ; O. S., Eobert Augartim.
Delegate to Department Encampment, J. A. Cary;
Alternate, S. J. Forbes.
Last week Comrade Staples, of Elias Howe Post,
No. 3, of Bridgeport, installed the following as offi
cers of Custer Post, No. 46, Department of Connecti
cut, G. A. E. : Post Commander, Dr. Wm. C. Wile :
Adj't, F. B. Taft ; S. V., Win. Sniffin ; Serg't Maj., T.
O. Murphy; J. V., Edward Troy; Q. M.Sergt., Eph.
Brisco; O. D., Chas. Eininsland; Q. 31., George W.
Graham; Surgeon, E. J. Eoswell; Chaplain, Eph.
Murphy ; O. G., Chas. Hawley.
General John Fulton Eeynolds Post, No. 2, G. A.
E., Department of Maryland, of Frederick, has
elected the following officers for the year 16S2:
Post Commander, Col. Geo. WT. F. Vernon ; S. V. C.
J. E. Duvall ; J. V. C, Geo. E. Greenwood ; Adj't,
Captain L. M. Zimmerman ; Q. M., Captain Eobert
Barrack ; Surgeon, Captain H. T. C. Greene ; Chap
lain, General Jiio. A. Steiner; O. D., F. A. Brendle;
O. G., J. A. Freshour; Serg't Maj., J. C. Sinn ; Q.M.
Serg't, Chas. Foster. Delegates to Depaitment En
campment: Capt. L. M. Zimmerman and Lieut.
Geo. W. Glessner. Alternates : Jno. A. Steiner and
Last week the officers elect for the ensuing year
in Lyon Post, G. A. E., of Department of New
Jersey, were regularly installed by comrade C. P.
Lord, Installing Officer. The officers are as follows :
Commander, D. H.Burge; S. V. C, G. W. Swing:
J. V. C, Jervis Wanser; Surgeon, J. McDonald:
Chaplain, C. P. Lord : Q. M., A. T. Parsons : O. D.
T. B. Boss; O. G., H. B. Beardsley; Adjutant, W.
G. White; Serg. Maj., W. H. Bryant; Q. M. Sergt..
C. E. Greene.
When the retiring Commander T. B. Boss took
his place before the installing officer, the latter
remarked that he had a painful duty to perform, !
as he had been informed that charges were to be I
preferred against him ; comrade Parsons was then !
called upon to substantiate them, and presented to
the retiring Commander a Past Commander's badge
as a token of respect from the Post.
General Order No. 5, just issued from Head
quarters, G. A. E., Department of Wisconsin, pro
mulgates the following :
" The Fourteenth Annual Encampment of this
Department is hereby ordered to convene at the
Headquarters of Eobert Chivas Post, No. 2, 3Iil
waukee, (No. 302 West Water street,) on Wednesday,
January 25th, 1SS2, at 2 o'clock, p. m."
The Order further provides for representation of
Posts, calls for all reports and dues, and states that
" arrangements have been made with the C. M. &
St. P., C. & N. W., and W. C. Eailways, whereby
representatives will be returned over these roads
for one-fifth of the regular fare.
At the annual election of William dishing Post,
No. 19, G. A. E., of Waukesha, the following offi
cers were elected for 1SS2: Commander, Colonel
H. Enos ; S. V. C. E. L. Grove ; J. V. C, N. Mc
Beath; Surg., Dr. Hugo Philler; Chaplain, F. Ward
robe; Q. M., G. O. Austin : Adjt., J. E. Spencer: O.
D., J. K. Smith ; O. G., E. B. Sweet ; S. M., C. Sehrt ;
Q. M. S., G. Klock. Colonel E. Bloodgood and E.
L. Grove were elected to attend the Grand Encamp
ment of Wisconsin which meets this month.
Last week the installation of officers of Sedg
wick Post, No. 1S(, G. A. E., took place at its head
quarters in " The Village," corner of Bank and Hud
son streets, New York. After the ceremony was
over the Commander was presented by the Post
with a beautiful gold badge that cost $50. Biker
Post and comrades of many others Avere present.
There was speechmaking, music, drum and fife, and
declaiming during the Camp-fire, and the festivities
were kept up till a late hour. Commander, Isidore
Isaacs ; S. V., James T. Ackerson ; J. V., William D
Morrison; Adjt., Edward Byrne; C. F. D., John
Keville; Q. G., Daniel Darby; Q. M.. Alexander
Francisco ; Chaplain, Thomas Kane.
The first public installation of officers of Zabris
kie Post, G. A. E., of Jersey city, N. J., was had
last week and proved a pleasant affair throughout.
Visitors were present from various other Posts, and
the programme of installation, followed as it was by
short addresses, songs, and recitations, was thorough
ly enjoyod by all. The following named are the
new officers: Commander, O. W. Meyer: S. V. C,
II. De Hart; J. V. C, J. II. McGrath ; Adjt., G. P.
Eobinson; Q. M., J. J. Evans; O. D., W. T. Tobin;
Surgeon, E. Stewart ; Chaplain, B. F. Cleveland : O.
G., Thomas Woods; S.. M., J. Thall; Q. M. S.,' A.
James A. Garfield Post, No. 4, Department of New
Jersey, G. A. E., organized September 16', 1SS1, now
musters about 125 members, and is in a flourishing
Salamanca Post, No. 352, Department of New
York, G. A. E., starts in with 57 members.
The Annual Encampment Department of Virginia,
G. A. E., will be held January 18th, at National
Soldiers' Home, near Hampton.
The annual meeting of the Department of Con
necticut, Grand Army of the Eepublic, will be held
January 25. in New Haven. It is expeeted that
the meeting will call together about 150 delegates
front all sections of the State.
General Joe Johnston denies the charge that he
recently accused Jefferson Davis of appropriating
the confederate funds carried through North Caro
lina to his own use. General Johnston admits hav
ing said that the President ought to have accounted
for the money.
Perry S. Heath, of Muncie, Ind., has been ap
pointed clerk of the House Committee on Invalid
The President transmitted to the Senate letters
from Postmaster-General James and Mr. George
Bliss, of counsel in the Star Eoute cases, accompa
nying a report of Post Office Inspectors Tidball and
Shallcross. This report shows an extended combi
nation for defrauding the Government by means of
worthless bonds, and that its members have been
able to impose on the Post Office Department such
bonds to the amount of $8,000,000 or $10,000,000.
SeuorEomero has refused the Mexican mission to
Washington, but will soon come to the United States
on private business.
The Post-Office Department is informed of the
arrest of W. G. Douglass, mail agent between San
Francisco and Sacramento, Cal., for stealing letters.
He has confessed his guilt. The depredations are
reported to be extensive.
Hon. Alphonso Taft, ex-Attorney-General and ex
Secretary of War, arrived at the Ebbittlast evening
Ex Minister to Russia Edwin W. Stoughton died
at his home in New York City on Saturday after
noon of heart disease.
General Speed S. Fry, of Kentucky, who was
second in command at the battle of Mill Spring,
Ky., in 18G2, under General George H.Thomas. and
at which battle he killed in person the rebel com
mander, General Zollicoffer, is at the Ebbitt House,
where he arrived on Thursday.
The camels set adrift in the Arizona deserts about
twenty-five years ago have greatly increased in
numbers, and have grown to very large size. The
Indians, whose horses are frightened by them, are
capturing these camels and selling them to menag
aries for trifling sums.
Richard H. Dana, Jr., of Massachusetts, anthor
of "Two Years Before the Mast," died in Rome,
Italy, of pneumonia, last week. He was an emi
The requisition for stamps from postmasters Sat
virday at the Post-Office Department aggregatedover
$640,000. This is the largest issue in one day in the
history of the service.
A Brooklyn girl, aged thirteen, had her ears
pierced so that she might wear a pair of earrings to
be presented to her as a Christmas gift. Erysipelas
set in, followed by miningitis, and yesterday the
coroner held an inquest on her body.
The fast mail train between New York and this
city was delayed over an hour a few days ago from
a singular cause. When the train was at full speed
the bell-rope was suddenly pulled a number of times,
causing.the engineer to apply the air-brakes and
bring the train to a stand-still. The cause was fi
nally traced to two elephants, which happened te
be on the train, and were amusing themselves by
pulling the bell-rope. The postal laws require an
explanation of any delay of fast mails, and the in
cident furnishes matter for an official correspondence
which has created no little amusement.
The arguments in the Guiteau case are progress
ing. General Edward Hatch, the well-known Indian
fighter, is at the Ebbitt. General Hatch is here on
business connected with the Interior Department.
It is stated that there will be no Cabinet nomina
tions for at least two weeks.
3Iinister Hurlbut, of Peru, it is said, will be re
lieved in a very short time.
Postmaster-General Howe began reducing the
temporary force in the Post-Office Department by
making five discharges 3Ionday morning. The re
ductions will not be confined to any particular
division, but will be made wherever they are pos
sible without injury to the service.
Colonel A. J. Whittier, of Pennsylvania, a battle
scarred veteran of the rebellion, and a gentleman
of culture, is strongly recommended by the entire
Pennsylvania delegation for the position of Minister
to Chili, vice General Kilpatrick, deceased. He
has a splendid record as a soldier and politician.
Fire was discovered shortly after four o'clock on
the afternoon of the Sth in the engine-room of the
immense sugar refinery of Havemeyer & Elder,
situated on First street and South Third and Fourth
streets, Williamsburg, N. Y. The firemen were un
able to control the flames, and the building, which
was eleven stories high, and covered an entire block,
was totally consumed. The loss is estimated at
$1,500,000. The insurance will amount to about 60
per cent, of the loss. One thousand men are thrown
out of employment. A new and larger building will
be erected as speedily as possible.
The steamship Lion, which left St. Johns, N. F.,
last Wednesday, having on board forty souls, in
cluding eighteen passengers, is reported'lost. It is
feared that all on board perished.
It is stated in Paris that the Emperor William
has decided to proclaim the Crown Prince Frederick
William Eegent on the 22d of March.
The German Imperial Ecscript is said to be the
first step toward protecting the government from
becoming the instrument of parliamentary majori
ties. The Austrian Minister of War has tendered his
resignation in connection with the disturbance in
An investigation is proceeding in Constantinople
of a supposed plot to raise an insurrection among
tne reiugees in Asia Almor.
The Garfield, the largest steel sailing ship afloat,
has been launched at Belfast, Ireland.
The friends of Mr. Parnell are said to be endeav
iug to secure his release from imprisonment before
the opening of Parliament.
General Valmeseda, formerly Captain-Geueral of
Cuba, is dead.
The English and French Consuls-General at Cairo,
Egypt, received by telegraph from their respective
governments, last week, a collective note explain
ing, in unmistakable terms, that England and
France, who placed the Khedive on the throne, are
determined to maintain his authority against any
attempts to create disorder. The consuls proceeded
to the palace the next day to communicate the note
to the Khedive. The collective note is directed
chiefly against Turkish interference in Egypt.
The revenue received from direct and indirect
taxes in France in the vear 1SS1 exceeds the esti
mate by 217,000,000f.
The Austrian government has decided to dispatch
a reinforcement of 7,000 troops to pacify the inhab
itants of Krivoscia.
The Berlin correspondent of the Horning Fost says
that the Emperor of Eussia has pardoned the Polish
bishops exiled in 1S64.
The Viceroy of India has sent a remonstrance to
Mandalay, Burmali, in regard to the system of com
A dispatch from Paris says that Gambetta threat
ens to resign should the chamber of deputies reject
the proposal for the re-establishment of the scruttn
de li.ste system, included in the bill for the revision
of the constitution, which will be shortly intro
duced by the government.
A violent gale, accompanied by rain, prevailed on
the Sth throughout the United Kingdom and con
siderable damage was done, especially in Scotland.
A London journal criticises ex-Secretary Blaine's
policy in regard to Chili and Peru and also concern
ing the Panama Canal. That England will yteht
the canal into American hands it believes to be a
" dream beyond the domain of practical politic'
The nihilist, agitation iu St. Petersburg i on tio
increase. Another secret pre.-s has beu seiat'4.