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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. Q, MAY 18, 1882.
GRAM) ARMY MATTERS.
BALTIMORE PREPARED TO WELCOME
THE DELEGATES HOSPITABLY.
Conference with representative Business Men.
Letter from Richmond Blues Anxious In-
qnirics for Hotel Accommodations.
Tlie Reductions in Itailnay
Kales, A.c, &c, &c
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Baltimore, May 10. Tho arrangements for
the reception and entertainment of tho dele
gates to tho National Encampment are being
perfected as rapidly as possible, and tho indi
cations aro that the attendance of uniformed
members of tho Grand Army throughout tho
United States will exceed that of any Reunion
since the Order was established. General Ross,
Chairman of the National Committee, earnestly
requests that all members of tho Grand Army,
whether delegates or not, procuro tho regula
tion uniform. As already announced, tho re
duction in railway fares secured to uniformed
members, will, in many cases, save to visitors
more than tho price of the bluo flannel suit,
which can. bo worn subsequently, without tho
Grand Army buttons, as an cvery-day business
suit. It is tho intention of tho Committee of
Arrangements to dispense with tickets to tho
Academy of Music, and wherever receptions
aro held tho uniform of the members being
tho only requisite for admission at all times.
Tho necessity of all visitors procuring tho uni
form is thus apparent.
Secretary Thompson and his corps of assist
ants at Grand Army Headquarters aro closely
engaged in mapping out details aud replying to
inquiries. Numerous letters and telegrams
aro received daily, many of them asking for
hotel accommodations. In this connection
General Boss desires to state, through tho col
umns of The National- Tribune, that all
applications for quarters should be made at
the earliest possible moment. The hotel accom
modations aro limited, and, while there will bo
no difficulty in securing quarters at small
hotels and boarding houses, thoso desiring
accommodations at tho large, centrally-located
hotels should not defer a moment in making
their applications. All communications on
this and other subjects should be made to
Grand Army Headquarters, South and Second
conference wrrn merchants.
An adjourned meeting of the Executive Com
mittee for tho purpose of a conference with
prominent business men on tho subject of or
ganizing a hospitality committee to provido
suitable entertainment for visiting bodies was
held at the rooms of tho Merchants and Manu
facturers' Association on Tuesday. Ex-Mayor
F. C. Latrobe was elected chairman, and John
E. Bland, secretary. Gen. Eos3 read a list of
names of gentlemen invited to servo on tho
hospitality committeo as follows : Hon. F. C.
Xatrobc, John C. Barkley, John T. Ford, Col.
Fred. Eaine, Win. Scbnauflcr, George Colton,
Joshua Horner, Wm. S. Powell, Col. Harrison
Adrcon, Gen. Graham Dukchart. A. A. Hasson,
Georgo W. Knapp, Horace Slingluff, David W.
Newbold, Gen. Felix Agnus, James R. Brewer,
Georgo B. Creamer, General W. E. W. Boss,
Colonel Stewart Brown, Georgo H. C. Neal, W.
O. Savillc, General James B. Herbert, S. M.
Sparklin, A. G. Alford, H. G. Hayden, John E.
Bland, John W. Watkins, Georgo F.JSo,an,,jGeo,
P. Mott, Charles W. Hatter, Colonel Edwin H.
Wcbster,'Eobert MT. Preud, A. C. Nl Matthews,
Hon. John L. Thomas, Colonel Sheldon, Chris.
Bartlett, C. C. Isaacs, James A. Whiting, Wes
ley M. Oler, Wm. A. Marburg, Gen. B. H. Carr,
Colonel C. B. Hogan, John M. McClintock, Col.
Eugeno T. Joyce, James Hodges, John Gill,
Henry C. Smith, Wm. H. Perkins, and Wood
General Boss submittod a list showing tho
number of Posts that will attend from different
States, as follows: Maine 15, New Hampshire
13, Vermont 7, Massachusetts 30, Rhode Island
7, Connecticut 12, New York 30, Pennsylvania
45, Delaware 7, Maryland 11, Virginia 12, Dis
trict of Columbia 15, Ohio 30, Illinois 12, Indi
ana 10, Wisconsin 10, Nebraska 12, Iowa 5,
Michigan 8, California 12, Kansas 1, Colorado
7, New Jersey 20, Minnesota -1; total 341.
On motion of General Boss, a committeo was
appointed, composed of John T. Ford, Horaco
Slingluff, and General B. II. Carr, to wait upon
the Mayor and confer with the City Council
committeo as to what tho city will do to co
operate with tho hospitality committee. Gen.
Latrobo is to be an cx-ojjlcio member of this
committee. The same committee is also to
confer with Gen. Herbert, brigadier-general of
tho Maryland militia, as to what can bo done
to entertain tho visiting military organizations.
On motion of Mr. Wm. S. Powell, a ways and
means committeo was formed, composed of
Messrs. Barkley, Neal, Scoville, Matthews, and
Marburg, to dovise means how to ralso $15,000,
the least amount required to defray tho ex
penses of providing for tho entertainment of
visitors. In this connection it was suggested
that tho appropriation made by tho City Coun
cil should be increased to at least $5,000. It
was further agreed that the hospitnlity com
mittee is to meet every Monday at 12 o'clock.
THE RICHMOND JILUES.
General Boss received the following letter
from Captain John S. Wise, of tho Eichmond
Xight Infantry Blues, one of tho best known of
the old confederate organizations:
Eichmond, Va., May 0, 1852. Gen. W.E. W.
Jtoss, JMlimorc, jlfrf. Dear Sir: It gives me
pleasure to inform you that the "Blues" re
solved at their last meeting to accept unani
mously your kind invitation to visit Baltimore
on tho occasion of tho Beunion of the Grand
Army of tho Bepublic on Juno 21. You may
count confidently on our presence there on tho
21st, as intimated in your letter to General
This is not a formal acceptance, but is called
forth by tho great kindness extended us by all,
and particularly yourself. I shall ever re
member gratefully the many expressions of
kindness made us, and assure j'ou I cordially
reciprocate them. We will make our appear
ance atthe time designated with full ranks.
Very fculy yours, , John S. Wise.
, reduced, .railway rates.
Colonel M. V. Bailey, Chairman of the Com
mitteo on Transportation, has prepared the fol
"This committee has succeeded in obtaining
transportation to tho National Encampment,
for uniformed delegates and Posts only, and ladies
accompanying them, on the great east and
west trunk lines, at three-fifths of the ordi.
nary limited rates. These rates are tho
same as thoso obtained for tho Garfield
inauguration, and in consideration of tho fact
that the policy of those lines is adverse to re
duced rates for any purpose whatever, we con
gratulate ourselves upon this concession, which
does not, however, extend beyond Chicago and
St. Louis. Tickets will allow four days in
Baltimore. Bound trip tickets will bo sold
under proper restrictions from all points
reached by tho Baltimoro and Ohio, Lake
Shore and Michigan Southern, Now York Cen
tral and Hudson Biver, New York, Lake Erie
and Western, and Pennsylvania Bailroads.
Arrangements can probably be made to better
advantage with connecting lines by local
organizations, but where action is desired by
this committee it will bo taken at once.
"Bates for the round trip from tho following
points west of Baltimoro will bo as follows:
Chicago, Ills., $21; Cincinnati, Ohio, $16.S0;
Columbus, Ohio, $15.90; Cumberland, Md.,
$G.G0; Dayton, Ohio, $16.80; Monroovillc, Ohio,
$14.70; Pittsburg, Pa., $10.S0; Sandusky, Ohio,
$1-1.70; St.Louis,Mo.,$25.20; Springfield, Ohio,
$1G.S0; Wheeling, W. Va., $12.
" Special arrangements arc being mado from
other points, and all who desiro our assislauco
should correspond with us immediately."
preparing for the march.
Chief Mustering Officer Fielder, of Jersey
City, is raising a uniformed company of Grand
Army men for tho Baltimoro Encampment,
which will present a fine appearance. Georgo
S. Canficld, delcgale-aHarge from Ohio, writes
General Boss from Toledo, promising a large
"squad," sinco railroad rate3 havo been re
duced. Georgo B. Hogan, Department Com
mander of Iowa, says the men of that State
will appear with blue blouses, uniform caps and
badges, and will take part in the parade. C.
C. Taylor, of Town Past, 46, of Philadelphia,
says they will havo 100 persons, including
drum corps, and will havo headquarters at the
Howard House. Favorable letters wcro also
received from Boston and Johnstown, Pa.
predicting a hospitable welcome.
Griff. J. Thomas, A. Q. M. G., of Berlin, Wis.,
says: "I know you will have a good time, and
that tho generous Southern heart will beat
hospitablo welcome to tho hardy sons of tho
North, and I feel that tho holding of the En
campment in your city at this timo will do
moro to solidify tho two sections than any
ovent sinco tho war, because politics will bo
barred, and our glorious Order, thriving so
finely all over the laud, will rcccivo a now
impetus, snch as will creato a desire on tho
part of every man who woro tho bluo to be
come affiliated with us."
cards of invitation.
The Committeo of Arrangements havo had
printed a very pretty card to bo sent to Grand
Army Posts throughout tho country, inviting
them to attend tho celebration. It is suffi
ciently largo for framing. On tho right, in
gilt and colors, is a representation of tho badgo
of the G. A. R. ; in the centre, in subdued blue,
the seal of tho city and tho Maryland coat-of-arnis
aro pictured, aud in tho lower loft-hand
corner, in gilt and blue, is the dismantled can
non and other significant signs of tho reign of
peace. It reads as follows :
Baltimore, April 19th, 1832.
You aro cordially invited to participate in
tho ceremonies attending tho 16th National
Encampment of the Grand Army of the Bepub
lic at Baltimore, Maryland, Juno 21st to 23d,
1SS2. Very respectfully, in Fraternity,
Charity, and Loyalty, Wm. E. W. Boss.
Official : Chairman Ex. Com.
Edw. H. Dunn,
Chairman Com. on Invitations.
WISCONSIN AND CALIFORNIA.
A letter lias been received at headquarters
from Colonel Elias A. Caulkins, member of
Congress from Wisconsin, stating that a largo
delegation would represent his Stato at tho
Juno celebration, for which ho requested that
quarters bo provided. A similar communica
tion was received from W. A. Robinson, De
partment Coinraandor of California.
THE BENEFIT PERFORMANCE.
Thcro was a very largo crowd at Ford's
Opera House performance for the benefit of the
G. A. B. Hospitality Fund, to which allusion was
mado in last week's National Tribune. Dr.
C. B. Bishop appeared in his laughnblo farco,
"Tho Widow Bedott." At night tho house was
again crowded and all the seats taken. During
tho performance a very pleasant opisodo oc
.cijrred. Tho various Posts,;1pf ttho ,G.iA.. iB.,
through General Boss, sent a very; largo .and
handsome stand of flowers to Manager.uhn T.
Ford. During tho play tho"flor.il tribute was
handed over tho footlights, and loud calls wero
made for Mr. Ford. Dr. Bishop hold the flowers
for some ti-mo, awaiting Mr. Ford's appearance
At last, as that gentleman did not step forward,
Dr. Bishop'SflvTmced and said that "a man who
was afraid to faco a friend was worse than ono
who ran from an enemy," and amid great ap
plause he placed the flowers on a table on tho
stage. Tho tribute was very handsome. In
tho ccntro was a shield, on which was placed
in immortelles tho letters "G. A. B." The
benefit was a great success, and a large sum
was realized for tho fund.
PRESIDENT ARTHUR AND GEN. SHERMAN.
At a recent meeting of tho Committeo of Ar
rangements, a special committee, with General
Boss as chairman, was appointed to visit Wash
ington and extend an invitation to President
Arthur to be present during tho Encampment,
and also to invite General Sherman to tako
command on the occasion of tho grand parade.
It is understood that both invitations will bo
A NEW POST IK NEW JERSEY,
Special Correspondcnco National Tribune.
New Brunswick, N. J., May G. A Post of
the Grand Army of tho Republic was instituted
in this city a few days ago. It is to bo known
as Ambrose E. Burnsido Post, No. 67. Eighteen
members wero mustered in as charter members
by Comrade Georgo B. Fielder, of Jersey City,
Chief Mustering Ofiicro, and tho following
officers installed : Post Commander, Henry D.
B. Leffcrts; S. V. C, Isaac L. F. Elkin ; J. V.
C, Charles P. Ford; Adj't, Stephen A. Cannon;
Q. M., ; Chaplain, ; S. M., John
C. Voorhces; O. D., Charles W. Grover; O. G.,
Wyckoff J. Garrigucz. The Post will meet
every Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock in Stett
Hall, No. 20 Albany street. Kearney Post,
No. 15, was instituted hero Juno 8, 1868. In
1875 another Post was instituted and named
Hugh H. Jancway Post, No. 0. In 1878 tho
two Posts consolidated and assumed the name
Kearncy-Jancway Post, No. 15.
GROWTH OF THE ORDER AT FROST
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Frostjjurg, Md., May 8. Thoburn Post, No.
21, G. A. E., Department of Maryland, named
in memory of Col. Joseph Thoburn, was organ
ized September 9, 18S1, by Gen. Ross, assisted
by Col. John H. Sutcr, Geo. W. Johnson, and
Graham Dukchart, tho present Department
Commander, a large delegation from Tyler
Post, No. 5, of Cumberland, Maryland, being
Tho Post now numbers over sixty activo
men and is increasing. Tho present officers
are tho same as wcro elected at tho organiza
tion. Commander, W. H. Koch ; S. V. C, Geo.
W. Tennant; J. V. C, A. A. Rogers; Chaplain,
Lewis Skidmore; Q. M., Wm. Thomas; O. D.,
Enoch Clico; O. G., Geo. M. Crow; Adjutant,
A number of tho members aro subscribers for
The National Triijune, and all aro pleased
with the frank manner in which it voices tho
sentments of the "old soldier."
DECORATION DAY AT CARBONDALE.
Special Correspondence Nntionni Tribune.
Carijondale, Pa., May 10. Post Commander
Joseph M. Alexander has issued tho following
order to tho members of William H. Davics
Post, No. 187: The recurring eeason of spring
reminds us that Memorial Buy will soon bo
upon us, and tho very extensive recognition of
that day throughout tho Union last year,
should excite us thus early to revive tho samo
interest, so that by the 30th of May next, it
will be said again to tho credit of tho Grand
Army of tho Republic that each year adds re
newed interest, and keeps in momory our
heroic deeds, making the ceremonies of strew
ing the graves of our dead comrades an act of
almost religious devotion; therefore it is de
sirable that tho friends of tho Post do what
they can with flower culture, so that a good
supply of floral offerings may bo in readiness.
All civil aud military organizations are most
cordially invited to participate with us, and
thoso who may desiro to do so, can report to
the Commander of tho Post. Tho following
details aro mado also, so that tho comrades Avill
actatonccin their various duties: Commitrceon
Reception and Orator John Kelly and Chris
topher Schultz. Flowers and Flags Truman
Bradley, Lucias Marshall, and John Scurry.
Music and Programe of Arrangements Georgo
M. Eowley, Harry Dimock, A. S. Rowley, Win;
H. Fisher, George J. Davics, S. E. Bryant, Gc.
T. Foote, Henry Wilbur, James Irwin, and.
Wm. D. Jones. Carriages Jacob Eitel, Louis
Decker. Finances John Scurry, George T.
Footo, and John Kelly.
Tho following comrades are detailed for
guards and firing party for the present year:
Comrades Jhn Scurry, Charles Monk, John
Ulmcr, Wm. II. Fisher, Alva Dolph, John R.
Price, W. D. Jones, Job Hawkins, Jacob Eitel,
James Irwin, Samuel Lingfoltcr, and Edmund
RHODE ISLAND NOTES.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Providence, May 10. Colonel Georgo W.
Patten, U. S. A., a member of the Loyal Legion
and a veteran of the Mexican war, died at
Houlton, Mo., on Friday last. Colonel Patten
was a native of Rhode Island.
Dr. W. F. Hutchinson, of Arnold Post, No. 4,
G. A. R., sailed from Boston recently as a dele
gate to the British Medical Association.
Rev. J. J. Wooley, late Chaplain of this De
partment, G. A. R., has gone to Europe for tho
benefit of his health.
Warden Viall, of tho Stato prison ; Chief of
Police Child, Dr. W. H. Palmer, Captain Cos
tine, and other G. A. R. members left for tho
South on Saturday, the 29th ultimo, to mako a
tour of tho battle-fields.
Tho annual meeting of the Veteran First
Light Infantry was held on tho evening of
May 1, it being tho first meeting sinco tho
adoption of tho new by-laws. The meeting
was large and the following officers wero elected
for tho coming year: Colonel, W. W. Brown,
Lieutenant-Colonel, Henry Staples; Adjutant,
D. S. Remington; Captains, First Co., A. C.
Eddy ; Second Co., Isaac M. Potter ; Chaplain,
Thomas M. Clark; Clerk, C. C. Armstrong.
The Woonsocket Veteran Association voted
to parado Memorial Day and to carry out tho
entiro programmo of last year. Memorial
services will held in tho Globe Congregational
Church on Saturday preceding the day.
Soldiers' headstones for tho Department havo
remained upon ono of tho wharves hero for
ten years. It is said tho contract price was so
small that the contractor lost so much he was
unable to set them up, and so they still lay
"mouldering in the dust." D. H. N.
A NEW POST IN ILLINOIS.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Mason City, Ills., May 10. Duvall Post,
No. 123, of this city, was mustered in recently
by L. S. Rusmusscn, M. O., assisted by M. Mar
anvillo, O. D., of Post 121, of Lewiston, Ills.,
with twenty-nine charter members. An elec
tion for officers followed with tho following
result: Commander, I. E. Brown; S. V. C, II.
C. Parker; J. V. C, T. N. Smith ; Q. M., D. W.
Vickcry; Surgeon, J. P. Walker; Chaplain, I.
L. Hastings; O. D., II. M. Anderson; O. G.,
Alfred Low; Adjutant, J. F. Culp; S. M., E. C.
Vanloon; Q. M., S. B. F. Mullen. Tho Post, is
in a flourishing condition and steadily gaining
MEMORIAL DAY IN NEW HAMPSHIRE.
Special Correspondence National Tribune. A r.
Lake Village, N. Hv May 8. -Commander;
Martih A. Hayncs has issued tho following
order: In compliance with tho laws' '6f our
Order, our established custom, and general or
ders from National Headquarters, the comrades
of this Department will observe Tuesday, the
thirtieth day of May, as Memorial Day. With
such services and in such manner as to each
Post may seem most appropriate, our annual
tribute will be paid to thoso whoso places in
our ranks aro but a memory.
Comrades, each recurring Memorial Day
Jrings to tho living added duties. There aro
moro mounds to decorate, and fewer hands to
bear the offerings. The Grand Army that fol
lowed tho flag with loyal devotion from '61 to
'65 is crossing tho lino to join the Grand Army
of the Invisible. Our old divisions are dwind
ling to brigades; our brigades arc but regiments
and companies. Our ranks arc falling before a
power to which tho victors of Gettysburg and
Appomattox must soon lay down their arms.
Let us, then, perform our duties to this end,
that as citizens of a country we have helped to
save our conduct may add lustre to tho name
and fame of tho citizen soldier; that as sol
diers, wo may illustrate the undying devotion
to comrades of thoso who touched tho elbow
beneath the flag of the stripes and tho stars.
THE ORDER IN KANSAS.
Special Correspondcnco National Tiilmnc.
Kansas City, May I). Dopartmont Com
mander William Warner, in assuming tho
duties of the oflico to which he was recently
elected, has issued a general order under dato
of April 25, as follows:
The Department of Missouri of tho Grand
Army of the Republic, having been duly
organized, and having been elected to tho
position of Department J.'ommander, it is hereby
announced that 1 assitmo tho duties of that
office, and in accordance with provisions of the
rules and regulations, appoint the following
members of my official staff:
Nat. M. Gwynne, MePhcison Post, Assistant
Adjutant General; Henry W. Turner, James
A. Mulligan Post, No. 11, Assistant Quartermaster-General;
Thomas Phchin, George Jf.
Thomas Post, No. S, Inspector; Thomas C.
Fletcher, General Lyon Post, No. 2, Judge
Advocate; Christian Stawitz, General Lyon
Post, No. 2, Chief Mustering Officer. Aides do
Camp: Frank F. Snow, McPhcrsou Post, No. 1;
E. H. limit, George 11. Thomas Post, No. 8;
William Striblcn, Custer Post, No. 7; James O.
Churchill, Frank P. Blair Post, No. 1.
DECORATION DAY IN MICHIGAN.
Special Correspondence Nntionni Tribune.
Grand Bawds, Mich., May S. Preparations
aro alrordy in progress for the celebration of
Memorial Day throughout this Stale. Colonel
B. R. Pierco, Department Commander, has
issued a special order to comrades ou tho sub
ject, which says :
" Whilo this custom of honoring tho memory
of those brave Comrades who havo gono before
is but sentimental in character, may not that
bright lesson of patriotism, which was meas
ured only by tho Nation's necessity, bo taught
at their graves, as we cover them with beauti
ful flowers? Lot the youths of to-day bo mado
to know wo had and have a country worth
loving, and worth living and dying for. Wo
do not seek to commemorate valor, but patriot
ism, devoted lovo of that liberty which best
proclaims the praises of thoso brave hearts who
faltered not in its purchaso. When wo wreathe
garlands for our heroic dead, who, in defense
of nil that crowns our State aye, crowns our
Nation with the lustrous diadems of liberty
and peace, let tho recollection of their heroic
deeds and services make us moro worthy to
bo members of our Order and citizens of a great
"If, therefore, these holy remembrances of
our Comrades, who rendered loyal, devoted,
and patriotic servico to their country in tho
hour of peril, servo no other purpose, thoy will
keep fresh in the hearts of tho rising genera
tion that lovo of couutry, that devotion to tho
Union, and that reverence to the Constitution
and the laws which aro tho anchors that hold
us firmly to a solid, permanent, and national
"Our Nation joins with us in paying our
annual floral tribute as an ovidenco of tho fact
that tho bulwark and safety of a Republic is
in tho loyalty and courago of its citizens."
In a circular referring to the approach of
Memorial Day, Commander Carnahan says:
" It is hoped that each Tost will heartily enter
into the spirit of the day, and conduct its cere
monies, in a manner in keeping with the sol
emnity of tho occasion. As you gather in the
camps where your comrades rest beneath ' the
low green tents whose curtains never outward
swing,' to decorato them with the Nation's
colors wrought from tho warp and weft of
nature's loom, may all minds be filled with the
thought, that the occasion is one of honor to
the sleepers, not for display by those who honor
themselves in honoring their comrades. Let
your bearing be such as to convince tho chil
dren who look with wide-eyed wonder upon
tho beautiful ceremony, that your action conies
from your hearts that you hold above all
earthly honor of pomp, power, or place, those
who gave their lives for their country, actuated
by no motive save thoso of love lor human
liborty. Let your actions convince all who
witness them, that although called 'a festival
of the dead,' it is your firm faith that ' they
who fall in a great causo can novor die.' "
THE GRAND ARMY IN CALIFORNIA.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
San Francisco, May 1. In his order, is
sued a few days ago, Department Commander
Robinson announces that tho following new
Posts havo been organized in California sinco
tho last encampment :
Geary Post, No. 25, Camp Thomas, Arizoua
April 8, by Comrado John P. Fisher ; G. F.
Kilmer, P. C.
Lander Post, No. 27, Austin, Nov., March 21,
by Past Department Commander C. Mason
Kinnc; E. C. Butler, P. C.
Governor Morton Post, No. 41, Calistoga, Cal.,
March 25, by Junior Vice Department Com
mander R. H. Warficld ; G. W. Johnson, P. C.
John A. Dix Post, No. 42, San Jose, Califor
nia, March 2o, by Department Commander W.
A. Robinson ; Orrin Tabor, P. C.
Nye Tost, No. 43, Candclaria. Nevada, March
27, by Past Department Commander C. Mason
Kinnc ; Geo. G. Lyon, P. C.
Tho following additional appointments on
tho Staff of tho Department Commander aro
To be Aides-dc-Camp Stephen Finncll, Far
ragut Post, No. 4 ; J. A. Millor, Lander Post,
No. 27 ; Adam Aulbach, Upton Post, No. 29 :
Frank M. Vanderlip, Kilpatrick Post, No. 33 ;
G. E. Caukin, Geo. Wright Post, No. 1, Depart
ment of Oregon attached.
To bo Assistant Inspectors Georgo L. Voor
hces, Farragut Post, No. 4; W. A. Clifford, Lan
der Post, No. 27 ; James A. Zabriskic, Ncgley
Post, No. 35; D. D.Neer, Geo. Wright Post, No.
1, Department of Oregon attached.
The order says : The National Encampment
will meet in Baltimoro, Md., Juno 21, and each
Department has been requested to send ono uni
formed Post to tho Encampment to appear in
the .grand parade, Juuo 21. No detail will bo
mado from this Department for such service;
but any and all comrades who can mako it con
venient to go will meet with a cordial welcome.
The Committee on Reception have mado ample
arrangements for tho accommodation of all
comrades in attendance. Comrades intending
to go aro requested to" forward their names to
these headquarters at as early a date as possi
ble. It is desired that all who go from this De-jftrtment-shall
bo present at tho Encampment
' Information is desired as to tho present
whoreabouts of Jas. E. Morriniau. late Captain
Co. If, Twenty-sixth Ills, infantry vols.; Sam'l
Stadden, fust lieutenant Co. H, Fifth Cal. in
fantry; John Lambert, second lieutenant Co.
H, Fifth Cal. infantry.
' THE ORDER IN INDIANA.
'Special Correspondence National Tribune.
' Indianapolis, Ind., May 7.--The Commander
;of the Department, Colonel James R. Carnahan,
has issued an order appointing Comrado J. L.
Wooden Inspector, and Comrade P. M. Wiles
Assistant Mustering Officer. Tho following
named aids have also been appointed on the
staff of Department Commander: Jarvis W.
Nowton, John G. Beymcr, Thomas Kesee,
Henry .7. Bradford, B. M. Hutchins, R. B.
Scars, H. O. Bingham. Cortland B. Whitsett,
Eiias R. Tongue, J. II. Ross, Jerry Armstrong,
William Rogers, J. O. Pedigo, Adolphus G.
Jones, Elias M. Low, L. E. Willhide, S. V. Old
kirkc, John Cooms, and General James S. Jack
son. Tho following Posts havo been organized and
mustered sinco tho meeting of tho Department
Encampment, February 22d, 1S32: No. 4S,
Kirklin, Ind.; 4!), Newport, Ind.; 50, Galves
ton, Ind.; 51, Monticello, Ind.; 52, Waterloo,
Ind.; 53, Idavillc, Ind.; 51, Attica, Ind.; 55,
Richmond, Ind.; 56, Peru, Ind.: 57, Goodland,
Ind.; 53, Harmony, Ind.; 59, Xcnia, Ind.; 60,
Winchester, Ind.; 61, Elwood, Ind.; 62, Wil
liam sport, Ind. ; 63, Decatur, Ind. ; 61, Brook -ville,
Ind.; 65, Frankfort, Ind., and 66, Den
THE ORDER IN MISSOURI.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Leavenworth, Kan., May 6. Department
Commander Walkinshuwhas issued tho follow
ing congratulatory order: Tho Department
Commander congratulates the Department for
the good work done in tho last quarter, by tho
increase of 11 Posts, and 6 in the present quar
ter, making a total of 56 Posts, and returns his
thauks to comrades for their good work. Spe
cial mention should bo mado of Washington
Post No. 12, Lawrence, for their thorough way
of doing business. Having an order from this
office, they wont to Baldwin City with Com
rades enough to fill tho offices and properly
muster Post No. 40; also to Past Department S.
V. C. Comrade J. B. Logan and comrades of
Lyons, for mustering Post 53 at Frankfort in
tho samo way. Also to Comrade 11. P. Wood
ward, of Post 33, for mustering Nos. 33 and 47,
aud other good work ; to J. V. C. Dopt. H. W.
Pond, of Post No. 32; and returns also his
thanks to comrades of Posts No. 3, 36, 32, 42,
11 and 19, for kind attention whilo visiting
their Camp-fires. The hearty co-operation of
all the comrades in tho Department is fully ap
preciated, and adds more than all to tho grand
success of the Department.
As preparation for tho Grand Reunion at
Topeka in September, attention is directed to
General Order No. 4. Further ordors and cir
culars will be issued in regard to tho Reunion.
As many comrades as can attend the National
Encampment in June, at Baltimore, will notify
this office at once.
Comrado D. O. Crane, of Post No. 11, is here
by appointed Department Inspector, vice n.
X. Devcndorf resigned.
Tho following Posts havo been mustered
since last report: No. 41, by Comrado James
Justis; 45, by Comrado W. C. Whitnoy; 49
Girard, 51 Iola, 51 Galena, 56 Cherokee, by J.
V. Dept. Com. If. W. Pond; 47 Minneapolis,
by Comrado II. B. Woodward; 50 Eureka, by
Comrado 11. N. Ashmoro; 53 Frankfort, by
Conirado J. B. Logan ; 39 Onaga, 42 Marion, 43
Cawker City, 44 Belleville, 46 Hollon, by Dept.
Com.-; 52 Great Bond, by Conirado J. J. Mc
Bridc;40 Baldwin City, by Washington Post,
isrui'tl2Uand Posts at Emporia, Ellinwood, Dun
jap, Humboldt, and other places ready to
Tho following announcements aro mado ou
the Department staff: To be Assistant Inspec
tors, Theodore Shultz, of Post 23; R. A. Camp
bell, of Hooker Post, No. 17; R. N. Ashmore,
of E. M. Stanton Post, No. 23. To be Aidc-de-Camp,
W. C. Whitney, of Post No. 43.
Tho entertainment last evening, says the
Willoughby (Ohio) Independent, under auspices
of the G. A. E. Post of this place, was well at
tended and sufficiently varied to interest and
please all. After a selection by tho orchestra,
tho manager (Major Ellen) introduced Com
rado Rev. Coudeil, who gave a condensed
history of the state of tho country proceeding
the civil war awl tho opening of that fearful
struggle. Mrs. Lyon read a paper on the
"Scenes of 1SG1," which contained much of
local interest. Mrs. Ellen briefly alluded to
the fall of Colonel Ellsworth, followed by Miss
Emma Ellen with a reading of Ellsworth's
letter .Jo his parents written the night pro
ceeding his death, and also an account of his
tragic ending as related by an eye-witness. A
company of veterans (with homo guards
thrown in) occupied the stage and sangwith
good effect "Marching Through Georgia." An
exercise with tho gun aud bayonet followed,
which was loudly cheered and repeated. Mr.
Coudcn then recited with thrilling effect the
poem of "Mobile Bay." A camp scene fol
lowed in which the "boys" took much delight
and caused considerable merriment, and moro
singing. Mr. Ellen related tho condition of
affairs in tho Shenandoah Valley at the time
of Early's vigorous attack, which was appro
priately supplemented by the well-known and
stirring poem, "Sheridan's Ride," given in
good style by Harry Wing. The singing of
"America" by the audience closed the enter
tainment. Tho receipts arc to be devoted to a
very worthy purpose tho assistance of the
widow of a deceased comrado.
THE OLDEST VETERAN OF POST 147,
To tho Editor National Tribune:
Comrade Charles L. Maire, of Post 47, De
partment of New Jersey, is the oldest veteran
in the Post. He served in Company B, Second
U. S. Artillery. He was in the Mexican cam
paign from 1846 to IS 18. On the breaking out
of the rebellion ho enlisted in Captain Collis's
independent company Zouave D'Afrique (Gen.
N. B. Banks's body-guard), being discharged
by causo of sickness. He rc-cnlistcd March
8, 1861, in the Ono Hundred and Ninth Penn
sylvania volunteers, Second brigade, Second
division, Twentieth Corps, in which ho served,
until tho 15th day of June, 1861, when he was
wounded and lost a leg at the battle of Pine
Bluff, Georgia. He is a regular reader of The
Comrado of Post 47, G. A. B., Manarquan, N. J.
ACKNOWLEDGMENT TO SENATORS.
To the Editor National Tribune:
At a meeting of Harrison Post, No. 231, De
partment of Pennsylvania, G. A. E., M. C.
Miller Commander, tho following resolution
was unanimously adopted :
licaohcd, That wo tender our sincere thanks
to the Hon. Senators D. W. Voorhces, J. J.
Ingalls, Georgo G. Vc3t, and all others who
have labored faithfully in the interest of tho
old soldiers, and that a copy of the above reso
lution bo sent to Tun National Tribune.
Jobiaii Huffman, Adjutant.
Buffalo Mills, Pa.
SONS OF VETERANS' ORGANIZATION.
WjflavlS?uteB' Sons of Veterans, has
been organized jn, jCnrbondalo, Pa., with the
following officers : t'aptain, Thomas Hunter j
FirstLieutcnaiU. Fredf popping; Second Lieu
tenant., 'Samuel 6. Coob; Orderly Sergeant,
Milo Gardner; Chaplain, W. Stuart; S. ofG.,
George Whiting; Color Sergeant, Wm. II. Da
vis. Tho Camp starts out under favorable au
spices and with a considerable nicmbcfslilpl
The mustering officers from Scran ton spoke in
warm terms of the efficiency of the organiza
tion in the outset.
The committeo of ex-Union and ex-confederate
officers, comprising Generals Dudley,
Scales, Dawes, Ayers, Colonels Manning, Aiken,
and others, appointed to arrange a series of joint
Reunions of veterans of the Army of the Po
tomac and the Army of Northern Virginia to
fix historic points for tho Government history
of the battle of Gettysburg, have decided on
Juuo 7th for those engaged at or near the
"Peach Orchard," "Wheat Field," "Devil's
Den," aud "Round Top;" June 11th for thoso
engaged in the first day's battle, and October
ISth for thoso engaged at or near Culp's Hill,
or East Camden Hill, the hour and place for
meeting to bo tho Eagle Hotel, Gettysburg, at
S p. m. Other Reunions will be called as the
THE GREAT SOLDIERS' PAPER.
From the Typo's (Balto.) Guide.
The National Tribune, published at Wash
ington, is the great soldiers' paper of the times.
Its circulation, already large, is booming right
along way up in the big figures. Every week
Business Manager Flint books about a thousand
now ones. Putting $16,000 in a press to print
a weekly paper on is a big thing, but they did
it, and already find it to be a wise move.
STONEWALL JACKSON'S SISTER.
Mrs. Arnold, tho only sister of Stonewall
Jackson, was a staunch Unionist, and during
llio war showed helpful kindness to countless
Federal soldiers. She opened her house at
Beverly, W. Va., whore she still lives, to tho
sick and wounded among them, and herself
tenderly nursed them.
GRAND ARMY NOTES.
Custer Post held its annual party at Grand
Army Hall, Chicago, recently. The hall was
densely -packed with enthusiastic admirers of
tho Post, who came for enjoyment and found
it. (Moore's First Cavalry string band furnished
the music for the ball and to the enjoyment of
tho dancers. Tho party w:is a remarkable suc
cess, both in points of attendance and financial
Kenisaw Post, G. A. E., at Danville, Illinois,
mourns tho los3 of a comrade who was lately
killed by tho railroad cars at Peoria.
The second Reunion of tho surviving mem
bers of the Eighth Pennsylvania cavalry was
celebrated at Williamsport, Pa., a few days
ago. There wcro about 200 men in lino. Reno
Post turned out about sixty members. Speeches
wero made by Mayor Parsons, Sergeant James
B. Dentworth, Major J. E. Carpenter of Phila
delphia, and .others, and an original poem, do
scriptivo of tho charge of the Eighth cavalry at
tho battle of Chancellorsville, was read by F.
Tho members of John A. Dix Post of San
Jose, Cal., and their families, enjoyed an excur
sion to Big Trees and Santa Cruz beach a fow
days ago. Tho party comprised twenty car
loads. Upon arriving they were received by
Wallaco Post of Santa Cruz with a national
salute, and tho day was delightfully spent.
John A. Dix Post will net about $700 by tho
excursion, which will givo that young and
vigorous Post now numbering over 70 mem
bers tho means for a Post fund that will
enable, it to carry out all bcuevolont purposes.
Stout Tost, No. 103, Fayette, Ohio, is a very
lively working Post, and although organized
last September has now tlurty-sevcn members.
Wadsworth Tost at Stroudsburg, Pa., has 60
members, and still recruiting.
ONLY ONE OUT OF TEN LEFTi
From a quiet country neighborhood near tho
eastern boundary of our patriotic State, says
an exchange, soon after the opening of tho
war, bravo boys to the number of ten responded
to their country's call; and, with hardly an
exception, all exchanged prosperous, happy
homes for tho perils and chances of camp and,
battle-field. Of these ten young men, not more
than three or four had reached tho ago of
What yearnings and hopes and fears went
out from all those households after that regi
ment, whose number became the dearest, most
familiar namo of the whole neighborhood!
How busy hands worked for it! How loving
hearts prayed for it! Called almost at ouco
into activo service, anxiety was changed to
certainty-that ncvercould the "boys" all corao
back to us. Long marches and two fierce bat
tles spared them all, but from a crowded
Southern hospital, one day, were borno two of
them in their coffins and started on their
journey toward their Northern homes. Then
the dark shadow began to fall. Soon the
message "Died in the hospital" was repeated,
and another came. Near the end of that ter
rible threo years, the story of onr ten bravo
boys was this: Four had died in hospital, ono
in Andersonvillc prison ; one had been dis
charged from duty, and two shot in battle. On
that fourth of July two were left to stand be
fore Vicksburg the two who had been bunk
mates together when they first went into camp,
had marched together, had been in hospital
together, aud it almost seemed that a kind fato
was going to send them home together. But;
soon after tho news that "Vicksburg is taken"
had thrilled through the North, tho tidings
came to another home that this victory had
taken from it forever the only son and brother.
One of the two had fallen in tho last battle.
Tho comrado was allowed the privilege of
taking him off the field, of watching with him
till he died, and of marking his burial place.
When atlastthe thinned ranks ofthc army came
back, only one home in that neighborhood was
gladdened by the return of a soldier boy loy,
truly, for after nearly three years of faithful
service to his country, ho had not yet reached
his twenty-second year. Before starting for
home, he paid a visit to tho gravo of his dead
comrade, and with thoughtful tenderness,
plucked the few leaves of green that had sprung
up, to tako to Fred's mother. They camo too
late, for she, stricken by disease, and mourning
for her boy, had just closed her eyes in death;
but the little tokens of life from the gravo of
her soldier buried at Vicksburg were placed
in her hands over tho still heart, with whoso
last beat she had breathed his name.
FRAUDS ON SOLDIERS.
Adjutant -General Chapman, of Wisconsin,
recently addressed a communication to tho
Representatives of his State in Washington, in
which he asserted that the Stato of Wisconsin
is being flooded with circulars and traveling
agents who arc endeavoring to buy up what
are called "soldiers' declaratory papers" at
from $5 to $10 each, and requesting the views
of the Interior Department as to whether the
practice is not a fraudulent one. Ex-Governor
Pound referred the communication to tho Com
missioner of the General Land Office, who has
just responded, stating that it appears from the
communication of Mr. Chapman that specula
tors arc engaged in the business of purchasing
the rights of soldiers to mako filings or declar
atory statements in order that they (the specu
lators) may select or locate, aud sell tracts of
SiukuSA'P"1111 tho un(lerstanding that
Viio spcculator.and tho soldier arc to share alike
hi tho proceeds resulting from tho transaction.
Tlje, Department has been advised of other
similar transactions. Tho Commissioner is of
tho opinion that tho practices complained of
aro entirely outside of the letter and the spirit
of tho law, and he stated to a representative
of The National Tribune that an examina
tion was now being made with a view to ascer
" taming whether under existing laws tho parlies
implicated can bo prosecuted and punished..,
THE WILSON BROTHERS OF MARY
LAND, Mr. J. W. Kirkley, in his Historical Record
ofthc First Maryland Infantry, gives tho fol
lowing interesting incident of the early days
of the rebellion :
In 1800 a company called the Union Rifles
was formed in Baltimore county for home de
fense, because of threats to drive Union men
out of the State, in which wero five boys, sons
of Mrs. Wilson. On April 19, 16G1, at tho call of
Capt. John W. Wilsou they met at Cockcysvillo
to resist attempts of the Maryland Guard and
Towsoutown Cavalry to burn tho bridges' on
the Northern Central Railroad. About twelve
o'clock at night two oranibusscs with about
forty-seven men drove up inquiring for Hay
field Merrymen. Noticing the uniform on the
men they asked what company and who com- '
inauded. " I do," said Capt. John Wilson. Tho
man in charge of the newly-arrived party asked ,
of him a private interview. They went into
the parlor. After a few words the Captain was -heard
by those outside to say "The City of
Baltimore could not raiso money enough to
hire mo to do such a thing," when ho immedi
ately came out slamming the door and said,
"Will you stick tome boys? These men say
Governor Hicks has ordered them to como up
.here and offer me five hundred dollars to burn
Big Gunpowder Bridge. If they do it they
will walk over my dead body first." Being
foiled in their plans the men got into the oni
nibusses and drove down the turnpike. Wilson
and others followed to see that thoy did not
take any side road to accomplish their work.
Out of this company Company G, First Mary
land infantry was formed, which entered tho
servico of the United States May 27, 1S61, in '
which were tho five brothers. Afterwards
Robert A. Wilson raised a company of cavalry
and Malcolm a company of infantry for the
Second Maryland. Captain John Wilson passed
through tho successive grades and became col
onel of the regiment October 30, 156-1. Ho was
killed in action at Dabncy's Mill, Va., in tho
following February, whero his brother Robert
also received his death wound. Malcolm was
killed at Antietam, and tho three brothers aro
buried side by side in tho Presbyterianchurch
yard at Chestnut Grove. .. . . "r
A SINGULAR COINCfoEtfC? l
Major Clifton K. Prentiss, oFflVo fgary
land Infantry, was wounded in action Defbrb
Petersburg, Va., April 2, 1SG5. Ho was carried
back to hospital at City Point, whero ho after
wards found his brother. Major Prentiss, of a
confederate regiment. Both were badly wound
ed and their cots wero moved near together.
The long summer woro away and the brothera,
whoso wounds were beyond the reach of sur
gical skill, were gently moved to the Armory
Square Hospital at Washington. Death camo
finally as a relief, when within a week of each
other tho hands of both wero folded across
their breasts and the gravo received them.
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From tho Burlingnme (Kan.) Herald.
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