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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. 0., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1882.
GRAND ARMY AFFAIRS.
New York Veterans Looking After
POSTS AND POLITICIANS.
A Haversack Heavily Laden
with Interesting Matter.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
New York, Oct. 1G. In consequence of a
call emanating from John A. Dix Post, No. 135,
G. A. 1?., a very large convention of delegates
from other Grand Army Posts assembled Fri
day evening at the llotel Schilling, 3G4 Sixth
avenue, to take action concerning the recent
discharges of veteran soldiers from Government
employment by order of Republican officehold
ers. The call requested such Posts as could
send delegates to do so, taking care that such
delegates should bo neither officeholders nor
those -who had been discharged from public
offices, and that such Posts as could not bo rep
resented would communicate by letter. Before
the hour for assembling fifty-five Posts had
reported by delegates, and letters were received
from eighty-one Posts at too great a distance to
attend. Some of the letters were very spirited.
" George H. Thomas Post, No. 4, of Rochester,
N. Y., wrote :
"Many of the representatives of the Repub
lican party openly and flagrantly violate the
sections of the Revised Statutes mentioned.
Sections 1751 and 1755. Those holding sub
ordinate "sitions arc encouraged in th is course
by theii iperiors. The- present Secretary of
the Trcas. ry, and now nominee of tho Repub
lican party-for Governor of this State, wholly
ignored the almost unanimous request of the
soldiers of this district for tho appointment of
one of their number, a gallant and worthy sol
dier, who is still suffering from the eliects of
loug confinement in rebel prisons, as their can
didate for Collector of Internal Revenue, lie
was eminently qualified for the position and
was indorsed by nearly all the prominent busi
ness firms of this city and leading Republicans
in the district, together with the officials, in
cluding tho four members of Congress from
this district, and also had the positive promise
of President Garfield for tho position. Not
withstanding all this, the present Secretary of
the Treasury, refusing to acknowledge any
claim of the soldier, gave the place to a stay-at-home
politician. We believe the sympathies of
the people are with us, and would willingly
accord positions of profit and trust to deserving
soldiers; but their claims are too often frus
trated by designing and corrupt politicians ;
and we bclicvo that it is the duty of soldiers to
bo unite as to bo enabled to demand their
Charles P. Sprout Post, No. 76, of Lockport,
K. Y., forwarded a resolution:
"That Charles P. Sprout Post regards with
severe disapproval tho reported action of cer
tain officials in New York city in discriminat
ing against members of the G. A. R. in tho
matter of removals from office. No class of
citizens have so good a right to preference
in tho holding of positions of profit as the
members of this organization, and while tho
action complained of does not directly concern
us, we deem the occasion a proper ono for the
assertion of the above principle, which wo are
prepared to maintain at all times with our
votes as well as our voices."
All expressed tho strongest sympathy with
the objects of tho meeting and many of them
forwarded resolutions of tho most vigorous con
struction in accord with thoso of John A. Dix
Post. Mr. Morgan Morgans, Jr., called tho
meeting to order, and after George W. Roberts,
secretary, read tho call, briefly addressed tho
meeting, urging that thoso who fought for and
saved the country have justly earned tho right
to be the first to receive public appointments,
all things, of course, being equal, and the ap
plicant being fit and competent. He depre
cated the idea that this movement had in it
anything of a political purpose. Comrade Har
rington also enforced tho claim that this is a
movement wholly independent of partizan pur
poses. Comrade Kay said that this is an as
semblage of men who are not under any obli
gations to the Government.
The following is a list of tho delegates :
Rankin Post, 10, Brooklyn. Comrades Walk
er, Watson, Woodruff, Clark, Norcross, Scott, and
Barbara Fritchie Post, 11, Greenpoint. Com
rades Peasall, Downing, Earl, and Campbell.
Vanderburg Post, 12, Afton, N. Y. P. Com'r
T. L. Willey.
Frank Head Post, 1G, Brooklyn. Comrades
Hinton and Duryca.
Canny Post, 17, Glovcrsville. Com'r Purcell ;
Comrades Allan, Clock, Goodfellow; Wheeler.
Hamilton Post, 20, Poughkeepsie. Comrades
Ferguson, Woodin, and' Jones.
Sumner Post 21, N. Y. City. Comrades Wm.
H. Wharton, Jennings, and Hatch.
Hollister Post, 27, Coxsackie. Comrades
Calkins, YanSchaack, and Spoor.
Jiis. C. Rico Post, 29, N. Y. City. Comrades
Ross and Palmer.
Watrous Post, 30, Binghamton. Comrade
Geo. E. Kilmer.
Ross Post, 31, N. Y. Mills. Comrade Wm.
Koltcs Post, 32, N. Y. City. Comrades Kloe-
ber, Bruninghausen, and Salzburg.
Mansfield Post, 35, Brooklyn. Comrades
Collins, Shay, Kimball, Ross, Russell, Boness,
Seward Post, 37, Auburn. Com'r Frederic
Geo. G. Meade Post, 3d, N. Y. City. Com
rades Finley, Lawson, and Kecnan.
W. 13. Kennedy Post, 42, N. Y. City. Com
rades Arnold, Humphries, and Marshall.
N. G. Lyon Post, 13, Cohoes. Com'r Pomsell;
Comrades Smalling and Johnson.
McKiltrick Post, -10, Ballstou Spa. Comrade
Story and Com'r Glenn.
Howland Post, -18, Matteawan. Comrades
Pierce and Lewis.
Ellis Post, 52, Newburg. Comrades Clark,
Furdun, and Odcll.
Rob't Anderson Post, 5S, N. Y. City. Com
rades Butts and Osborne.
Ellsworth Post, 07, N. Y. City. Comrades
Riordau, Wilcox, and Hamilton.
Henry Wilson Post, GS, Slatersville. Com'r
Gen. .Tas. Shields Post, G9, N. Y. City. Com
rades McDermott, Phelan, and McGloin.
Cross Post, 78, Seneca Falls. Comrades Ran
dolph, Daly, and Dillon.
J. A. Rawlings Post, 80, N. Y. City. Com
rade 1L M. Garlton.
Waldron Post, 2, Nyack. Comrade Holla
way. Jjis. H. Perry Post, 89, Brooklyn. Comrades
Barrett, Fraucis, and Clayton.
L. M. Wheeler Post, 92, Saratoga. Comrades
Walker and Mitchell.
Ab'm Vosburgli Post, 95, Pcokskill. Com
Oliver Tilden Post, 9(5, Morrisania. Com
rades Smith, Kent, and Bogart.
E. A. Kimball Post, 100, N. Y. City Com
rades BarHett, Cochrane, and Hasscll.
Geo. Washington Post, 103, N. Y. City.
Comrades DcWatcre and Morris.
Dahlgreen Post, 113, N. Y. City. Comrades
' itcPhillips, J. W. Welch, and P. J. Welch.
& Joo Hooker Post, 123, N. Y. City. Com'r
Gibbs Post, 130, Warsaw. Comrade Augustus
Jno. A. Dix Post, 135, N. Y. City. Comrades
Day, Underbill, Morgan, Terry, Johnson, and
Yandcrbilt Post, 13G, N. Y. City. Comrades
Bingham, Gebhart, YanNcss, and Lueden.
Lafayette Post, 110, N. Y. City Comrades
Mallon and Simpson.
Judson Kilpatrick Post, 113, N. Y. City
Comrades Rawson and McCluro.
Kcrswill Post, 119, Flatbush. Com'r Nor
ton and Comrade Warner.
Lcnhart Post, 163, Tottcnville Comrades
Morris, Johnson, aud DeWatcrs.
Farnsworih Post, 170, Mt. Yernon. Com
rades Hodgson aud Whittaker.
Sedgwick Post, ISO', N. Y. City. Comrades
Lcary, Phelps, Lindsey, Morrison, and Kovill.
S. F. Dupont Post, 187, Brooklyn. Comrades
Imlay and Coleman.
S. Winchester Post, 197, Brooklyn. Com
rades Kay and Taylor.
W. J. Williams Post, 212, Nowburg. Com
rade Wm. Reed.
Fletcher Post, 221, Andes, N. Y. Comrades
Hood and Iloimer.
dishing Post, 231, Brooklyn. Comrades
Duncan, Schilling, and Lindsay.
J. A. Andrews Post, 231, N. Y. City. Com
rades Johnson, Brister, and Com'r Walker.
Cassius Mason Post, 219, Richburg. Com
rades Clark, Green, and Linsenbigler.
John Hancock Tost, 253, Nyack. Com'r
Morse, Past Dep't-Com'r Merritt, and Comrado
Thad. Stevens Post, 255, N. Y. City. Com
rades Graham, Bacon, and Smith.
Steele Post, 2G9, Carthage. Adjutant C. D.
Post 290, Corinth. Comrades Brooks, Coon,
A number of vigorous speeches wero made by
representatives of various Posts, all in tho same
vein of hearty endorsement of the spirit shown
by Comrade Clark, of Newburgh, who said that
' tho men who saved tho country have tho best
right to administer its offices," and as for him
self he "always had voted and always would
vote for a soldier against a civilian, irrespective
of party." Comrade Barrett, of Post S9, said
that tho places intended by tho United States
laws to be held by capablo soldiers aro at tho
disposal of subordinates, politicians who havo
no sympathy with or interest in soldiers, who
have favorites, pets, and henchmen of their
own to provide for, and think nothing of leav
ing tho soldier out in tho cold. He believed
that all this could bo remedied, if tho Grand
Army would properly and judiciously cxerciso
tho great power it has in its numorieal strength
and tho sympathy its members undoubtedly
havo among good citizens.
A committee on permanent organization of
this convention of delegates reported, nominat
ing as officers for one year: President, Andrew
M. Underbill, Post 135; Yice-Prcsidents, John
H. Walker, Post 10; A. Harrington, Post 130;
Secretaries, G. W. Roberts, Post 135; F. Lcary,
Post 1SG; Treasurer, E. W. Brcuninghausen,
Post 32. Tho officers were elected, and Presi
dent Underbill took tho chair. Comrades Story,
of Post -1G; Reardon, Post 67: Ferguson, Post
20; Walker, Post 92; Clark, Post 52, and Mc
dermott, Post G9, wero elected additional vice
presidents. THE RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED.
The following resolutions were adopted:
Whereas, The citizens here assembled aro
mindful that the comrades of the G. A. R. rep
sent every existing political organization, and
it is the purpose of this movement to help or
ganize the patriotic son! uncut of tlio country
in the interest of the veteran soldiers and sail
ors, without rcfcrcnco to their party affilia
tions; we do, therefore,
Resolve, First That wo havo learned with
deep regret that veteran soldiers and sail
ors who held positions under tho Government
havo been dismissed without cause, and in new
appointments men worthy and capablo havo
been put aside who twenty years ago pledged
their lives that this Republic should suffer no
Second That in our judgment tho public
sentiment which demanded, the patriotic Con
gress which enacted, and the President who
approved Sections 1751 and 1755 of the Revised
Statutes of the United States aimed to prevent
such discrimination against those veterans,
and in their behalf the Grand Army of tho
Republic should see that the exigencies of par
tisan politics do not rob them of tho fruits of
this just legislation.
Third That, in our judgment no veteran
soldier or sailor should be denied a place in tho
civil scrvico of this Governmeat so long as
there arc places he is fitted to fill, and no po
litical party has tho right to proscribe thoso
Fourth That wo point with prido to tho
veteran soldiers of that army which arose at
the call of the martyred Lincoln to preserve a
free Government in this land, whoso discharges
aro certificates of service for this country when
service was sacrifice, who aro not beggars for
place, who want no sinecures, and who havo
earned tho right to serve in peaco the Govern
ment for which they volunteered to fight in
Fifth That equal capacity being assumed,
such men should have preference in appoint
ments under the Government where statute
and patriotic sentiment aliko prohibit dis
crimination against them in the various de
partments of the public service, and wo do,
therefore, pledge ourselves by all legitimate
methods to maintain tho rights and assert tho
privileges of tho veteran soldiers and sailors of
this land whenever, wherever and by whomso
ever those rights and privileges shall bo
After these resolutions wero adopted one of tho
comrades suggested that Major Willard Billiard,
of PostS, a prominent Grand Army man, but
also an o'fficeholdcr, being harbor-master at this
port, should be heard. 1 Ie claimed that, though
according to their circular he had no right to
bo there, yet ho always went wherever some
good might be done to the soldier, and, though
active in politics, he was always ready to stand
by his comrades.
Tho executive committee was then in
structed to communicate with Posts through
out tho United Slates, so as to make it a national
The assessment of $1 per Post was then sug
gested, but referred to a finance committee for
report. The meeting adjourned after voting to
print 10,000 copies of the resolutions. After
the meeting numerous comrades lingered for
some time in tho hall, wishing success to the
To-day but too little time has elapsed to as
certain the effect of this important movement
upon the individual Posts, as not many of them
have held meetings since Friday. I will report
to your readers the action taken in regard to
the same by the leading Posts.
AN IMPARTIAL ADMINISTRATION.
Thero is ono thing, however, which many
comrades admit that the present administm
tion is exceedingly free from any discrimina
tion against veterans, and no removals havo
been made except for cause. It is positively
known that the present Secretary of the Treas
ury has madp it a point always to givo tho
preference to veterans, where everything else
is alike, not only in the Department proper,
but in its various branches. Whether there is
truth in the charges brought against the Post
Office in New York remains yet to be seen,
though it is said that even there a veteran was
discharged for cause. It i8 rumored, however,
that a member of John A. Dix Post asked for
leuve of absence on an evening that his Post
was to consider the subject of this meeting,
and his superiors purpusely refused to grant
him leave to attend. Whether this is so or not
remains for tho Post Office authorities to
Upon motion of Comrade Morgans, Post 135,
the executive committee wero instructed to
eend notification of tho action of this meeting
to tho heads of the various State Departments
of tho G. A. R. throughout tho Union, and re
quest their co-operation.
A GRAND AR3IV DAY FOR NEW YORK.
Thero is talk of having a Grand Army Day
in New York, but thus far it has not yet met
with general favor. The matter came up at
the meeting of tho memorial committee last
week, when it was resolved to request Com
manders of Posts to test tho sense of their
comrades in regard to this matter. When that
action becomes known to tho memorial com
mittee, it will then bo decided cither to have a
Grand Army Day or an evening entertainment
some timo during this fall.
A committco has been appointed by tho
memorial committco to select permanent head
quarters for the purposo of extending relief to
veterans during the winter. Tho moment the
committee's report has been approved and the
new quarters selected, a committee on relief
will bo appointed, one or two of whom will bo
in .attendance every evening.
Tho latest Posts organized in this Stato aro
No. 297, at Randolph, Cattaraugus co. ; No.
293, at Kendall, Orleans co., organized with
sixty-five charter members; No.299,atBatavia,
Gencssco co. Now for No. 300 ! Who will se
curo tho prizo?
Ten and Sword.
Tho reparation for the Grand Army Day In
Special Correspondence Nitionnl Trihuno.
Philadelphia, Oct. 10. Grand Army Day
here- comes on the 27th inst., the day set apart
by tho Bi-Ccntennial management for tho
Grand Army and Military parade, which in
all probability and from present indications
will bo tho greatest day of all during tho
Bi-Ccntennial Celebration. It is estimated
that from 8,000 to 10,000 uniformed G. A.
R. men will bo in line. Tho lino will form
on South Broad street at 10 o'clock a. m., and
will be reviewed by the President and Cabinet,
General Sherman and Staff, and other military
officers. A reception committee will bo ap
pointed by the Department Commander to take
charge of visiting Posts upon their arrival, and
assign them to their proper quarters hero.
In tho cvoning thero will bo a reception of
tho comrades and their ladies in tho Academy
of Fine Arts, tho immenso picture galleries of
which havo been secured exclusively for tho
Grand Army for that evening. Tho samo even
ing there will also bo a Camp-firo in tho largo
Industrial Hall, Broad and Vine streets, (but
two squares above the Academy of Fine Arts,)
which it is intended shall surpass any wo havo
Tho tickets to tho reception and tho Camp
firo will bo complimentary, but will only ad
mit comrades in uniform, or with a badge.
This restriction is necessary to provent tho
building being crowded by thoso not connected
with tho Order.
Tho Department Commander says, in Gen
eral Orders No. 11, that Commanders of Posts
coming as organizations will report at which
depot, and at what time, they will arrive, and
their probablo strength. They will bo met at
the depot and escorted to Industrial Hall and
furnished with breakfast, and after tho parado
will return to tho samo place for supper. To
prevent dissatisfaction and confusion, Com
manders must bo careful to comply with this
order properly and in time.
Arrangements havo already been mado to
furnish over 3,000 meals at tho abovo placo
alone. Tho Commander-in-Chief of the Grand
Army of tho Ropublio and hitrentire Staff will
bo present and take part in tho ceremonies;
also our Department Commander and his staff.
General W. E. W. Ross, of Baltimore, Mary
land, who, it will bo remembered, did so much
to make tho National Encampment held at
Baltimore last Juno such a grand success, has
written to our Department Commander that
he is coming with a delegation of his Post (1).
Post 3 of Baltimore is also coming, and will bo
tho guests of Post 21 of this city.
Invitations havo been sent to Now York
Posts and others of tho neighboring States, and
Posts in Camden and Trenton, New Jersey, and
other localities have signified their intention
to be present. Post 2 will entertain tho Tib
bit's Corps and the Governor's Foot Guard, of
Connecticut. Post G will have charge of Post
115, of Quakertown, Pennsylvania ; Post 7 that
of Post 37, of Camden, New Jorscy, and 37, of
York, Pennsylvania; Post 8 will havo as their
guests Post 32, of Atlantic City, Now Jersey,
Post 9, of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and a del
egation from Dover, Delaware; Post 21 will
tako charge of Post 25, of Chester, Pennsyl
vania; and Post 27 will havo as their guests
Post 191, from tho samo placo; Post 35 will
havo charge of Post 61, of Williamsport, Penn
sylvania; Post tO, of 1'ost 1G, of Baltimore;
Post 111, that of Post 2, of Wilmington, Del
aware. All comrades in uniform will be re
ceived and entertained during the day without
cost to themselves, aud no comrade who is not
in uniform will bo permitted to parade. The
Department Officers aro doing all in their
power to make tho visiting comrades comfort
able and to make tho parade a feature of tho
Bi-Centennial. In future articles wo hopo to
be able to furnish your readers with tho most
interesting items connected with this great
Grand Army Day. Dox.
PRESIDENT AND VETS.
A Visit to tho Tomli or Daniel Webster, at 3Inrsh
President Arthur paid a visit to tho tomb of
Daniel Webster, at Marh field, M:iss., on Thurs
day last, during his stay in Boston. Tho Grand
Army played a conspicuous part in the inter
When the artillery train arrived tho com
pany formed at the .station and waited for tho
President. Plymouth county division Grand
Army of the Republic was formed on the left
side of the road, leading toward tho field. On
the right of tho column were Junior Yico Com
mander Billings, Assistant Adjiiiant-Goneral
Mecch, Comrade Parsons, of tho Council, and
several aides-de-camp. The division was com
manded by Comrado B. S. Attwood, of Post 73,
and ho had as staff: Major Allen, chief of staff;
C. D. Nash, adjutant; E. A. Chase, surgeon;
H. F. Copcland, assistant surgeon ; W. H. Nash,
quartermaster; B. S. Bryant, quartermaster
sergeant; Lewis Rico and M. J. Luhoy, aides.
The Posts were formed in the following order:
Fletcher-Webster Post 13, Brockton, Alfred
Munroe, commander; Post 8, Middlcboro, Com
rade Bump, commander; Post 31, Scituate,
Comrade Severns, commander; Post 73, Abing
ton, Comrado Wright, commander; Post 71,
Rockland, Comrade Hopkins, commander; Post
70, Plymouth, Comrade Shannon, commander;
Post 78, South Abington, Comrade Attwood,
commander; Post 101, llingham, Comrade
Thomas, commander; Post 111, Pembroke,
Comrado Collamore, commander; Post 112,
South Scituate, Comrade Thomas, commander;
Post 12-1, East Bridgcwater, Comrade Osborne,
commander; Post 127, Hanson, Comrade Att
As soon as the President arrived tho Ancients
came to a present, and when tho carriage con
taining tho President, Governor Long, and
Mayor Green appeared tho infantry moved for
ward and took him in escort, tho artillery
bringing up the rear. As they passed by tho
Grand Army they gave- him the propor salute
and ho acknowledged the drooping of tho col
ors by uncovering his head. Tho veterans
then followed in tho rear and the procession
moved up to tho field where tho tents for the
dinner were pitched.
Tho President was formally received at tho
Webster mansion by Mr. G. W. Allen in behalf
of Mrs. Fletcher-Webster and the Webster His
torical Society. At the tomb Mr. Allen deliv
ered Another address. Gov. Long and others
also addressed the assembled citizens and com
rades. President Arthur also addressed the
Sixteenth Annual Reunion nt Xntick Gen. G. K.
From the Boston Herald.'
Tho sixteenth annual Reunion of tho Thirty
ninth regiment occurred at Natick Wednesday.
The regiment formed in lino at South avenue
aft 10 o'clock, tho Natick comet band furnish
ing music, and under the command of Col. C. II.
Porter marched through the principal streets to
the common, whero a tribute was paid to tho
memory of deceased comrades, tho band playing
ft dirge, and thence to Clark's hall, where a busi
ness meeting was held and tho following offi
cers elected for tho ensuing year: President,
Gcorgo A. Barker, of company D ; Vice-President,
G. Thomas, of company II; Secretary,
C. H. Porter, of company D; Treasurer, Wil
liam G. Sheen; Executive Committee, C. H.
Porter of company D, H. Seaverns of company
H, A. P. Bassctt of company K; Company
Secretaries, H. A. Seaverns of company II, O.
P. Richer of company B, John Prouty of com
pany G, P. II. Gavin of company D John II.
Fames of company O, Edward King of com
pany F, F. E. Travis of company I, and A. P.
Bartlctt of company K. The following deaths
havo occurred during tho year: Comrades A.
W. Cole, Chandler Colo and Henry O. Ncal of
company E, John Stahl, Georgo F. Adams and
John Lawler of company F, Noah Edgccomb
of company K, John Crcsswell of company G,
Samuel Gourley and Otis Moulton of company
I, and John Adams of company A. After tho
business mooting a recess was taken until 1
o'clock, when about 200 of tho veterans sat
down to an ample repast, which had been pro
vided by caterer Nash of Boston, followed by
speeches from tho comrades of tho different
companies. Col. C. II. Porter, secretary of the
:wsociation, delivered an address vindicating
tho character of Gen. G. K. Warren, who
during the war was in command of the Fifth
Army Corps, from the charges made against
him at the recent trial, and paid him a glowing
tribute to his bravery in tho field, styling him
'' tho foremost soldier of tho United States,
whoso courago never failed, whose soldierly
bearing mado him beloved by all, and who,
dying, loft hosts of friends." Ho then offered
the following resolutions, which wero unani
mously adopted :
We, members of tho Thirty-ninth Regiment
Association, learn with deep regret of the death
of our beloved Corps commander, Gen. G. K.
Warren, at Newport, R. I., in August last. We can
with pleasure bear our testimony to his gallantry
aud courago in tho field in tho famous and
death-dealing battles of the Wilderness, Spott
sylvauia, Jericho Ford, Bethesda Church, Cold
Harbor, Petersburg, Welden Railroad, Preble's
Farm, Boydton Plank Road, Dabenny Mills,
Gravelly Run, Quaker Road and Five Forks,
and it is with great prido wo remember his
vigils to our Reunions in 1S74 and 1SS1. We
desire to add our praiso of his soldierly and
gallant bearing on tho fields above-mentioned,
and his ever ready desiro to lead his corps into
action. Fitted for the highest command, ho
suffered as only a man of his keen and sensi
tive nature could suffer by his removal on tho
field of battle, after a most decisive victory, by
Gon. Sheridan, who, without sufficient cause,
removed him from his corps. Therefore bo it
llesolvcd, That wo tender his widow and chil
dren our deepest sympathy in their aflliction,
and hopo that tho rugged road of life may bo
smoothed by tho memory of the gallant and
fajthl'ul soldier and friend and affectionato
licsoked, That these resolutions bo spread
upon tho records, and a copy sent to the family
of the deceased.
On offering tho resolutions, Col. Porter advo
cated the raising of a fund among tho comrades
of tho regiments which served under Gen.
Warren, to be sent to the widow and children
as a token of tho regard for their former'com
mander. Tho amount contributed by tho
Thirty-ninth at this meeting was $-15. Other
addresses wero made by Comrade Locke, (who
came from Maine to attend tho Reunion,) Com
rade Beck, and others, all of whom vindicated
the memory of Gen. Warren, and related many
reminiscences of tho war. The meeting broke
up at 4 o'clock, and was pronounced by most
of tho members tho pleasautest they had over
Ceremonies Attending tiio Dedication Of tho Sol
Tho soldiers' monument at Beverley, Mass.,
was dedicated Friday with becoming ceremo
nies. Tho principal feature of tho day's fes
tivities was the parade, the procession compris
ing the greater part of the Grand Army of Es
sex county, and many of tho organizations of
Sons of Veterans of the State, tho various civic
bodies of the town, and tho entire firo depart
ments, together with a large number of the
best bands of tho commonwealth. On tho ar
rival of tho procession at tho monument tho
exercises consisted of music, prayer by Chaplain
Butler of Post 89, dedication of the monument
by the commander and offieersof Post S9, dirge,
oration by Rev. J. W. Lovcring, presentation
of tho monument to tho town through tho
board of selectmen, benediction.
During the progress of tho services an over
weighted platform, containing invited guests,
broke down, precipitating some twenty persons
backward to the ground. Dr. W. W. Eaton, of
Danvers, had his collar bono broken ; a man
named Fitts from Lynn was badly injured in
ternally; James Woodbury, of Beverly, had
three ribs broken ; D. A. Ober, of Beverly, had
a leg injured ; Rev. Mr. Eddy of tho Methodist
Church had his back injured ; Rev.S. W. Eddy
of tho Congregational Church had his face
marred; ex-City Marshal Dalrymplo was
thrown over on to his. head; Mr. North, of
Dan vera, had a leg injured; Gov. Long, who
.sat in front, had a narrow escape, as did tho
orator of tho day and other guests. It is almost
a miracle that many wore not killed.
Their Recent Iteunioii in Eliuirn, New York, and
What They Did.
Tho recent Yeteran Cavalrymen's Reunion
at Klmini, New York, was a great success. Tho
members of the First Veteran Cavalry.Associa
tion N. Y. S. V. met at G. A. R. hall, with Cap
tain Brooks in tho chair. Tho roll-call was
ordered, and about a hundred veterans an
swered "Hero!" Tho association then pro
ceeded to elect officers, which resulted in tho
choico of the following: President, Captain
Banks; Vice-President ; J. E. Seymour; Sec
ond Vice-President, J. A. Wilkcy; Secretary,
U. A. Warner, Treasurer, Noah Simmons.
The association then resolved to hold its next
annual meeting at Binghamton on Friday, Octo
ber 5, lsd3, and, as a committco of arrangements
for that event, tho following named comrades
were appointed: R. D. Johnson, O. D. Kelmer,
Thomas Gjuliek, W. J. Carver, J. S. Carver, and
At this 6tago of tho proceedings tho comrades
fell into line, under command of Captain Banks,
and marclied to tho Wychoff House to dinner.
A very lii.o collation was served, and tho com
rades did full justice to the dolicious viands aud
After' dinner they returned to G. A. R. hall,
where-agcuuino flow of eloquenco began. A
S'lcoehi by Captain Banks exhorted tho mem
bers tt bo faithful and toroportat Binghamton
next frear. Major Copley also urged it as a
duty lipou veteran eoldiers to support and per-
pstuate tho veteran, organization as long as
they thomselves should live. After a short
address from N. W. Simons, John Mooro was
called upon for a speech, and responded in an
ablo manner, touching upon the patriotism of
tho American soldier, as brought out and tested
in tho lato war. The chairman then announced
the committee on by-laws as follows: U. A.
Warner, Captain Root. N. W. Simons, Captain
Wilkey, and J. D. Humphrey. Tho comrades
were unanimous in their verdict that a grand
good timo had been enjoyed to the fullest extent
Tho Ninety-Fish th Infantry Reunited at Cadiz.
A Plensant Occasion.
Tho Reunion of the Ninety-eighth Regiment
Ohio volunteer infantry, which was held at
Cadiz, Ohio, on Thursday of last week, was a
most happy affair, and will bo always remem
bered by thoso who participated in the enjoy
ment of tho occasion. Besides tho surviving
members of tho regiment present from Harri
son county, quite a large number came on tho
train from Steubonville, and also quito a largo
number from Uhrichsviile, whiln still others
were present from widely sundered parts of Ohio
and other moro distant parts of the country.
An attempt was mado to secure a register of
tho names of thoso who were present, and
somo eighty-six names were thus registered,
but it is known that quite a number of mem
bers were present whoso names wero not
placed on the register.
A meeting was organized in tho Court House,
with Judge J. S. Pcarce, who was for so long a
time tho Colonel of tho Ninety-eighth, as the
presiding officer of tho occasion. Comrado
James Mooro mado an address of welcome to
the members of the regiment. Short addresses
followed by Capt. A. P. Lacy, attorney-at-law,
of Washington, D. C; by Lieutenant J. F.
Ogleveo, who was the Adjutant of tho regiment,
and who is now tho Auditor of tho Stato of
Ohio, and by comrado Frank Ilatton, First
Assistant Postmaster-General. Arriving at tho
fair grounds the soldiers broke ranks and en
joyed themsolves like otlier folks. Of course
they were admitted free of charge, being the
invited guests of the fair. At this point the
soldiers' Reunion was merged into tho reunion
of former citizens. Of tho business transacted
by the regiment, it was arranged that tho next
Reunion should be held at Freeport, in
August of noxt year, and Mr. Joseph Romans
as President, Mr. Simeon McMath for Secre
tary, and Mr. R. B. Moore, for treasurer, all
of Freeport, wero chosen as officers of tho
regiment for the ensuing year.
CAMPING IN KANSAS.
A Feast of Army Deans, Hardtack and Old
Sterling, Kan-., Oct. 11. Tho old soldiera
of Rico and adjoining counties, under the
auspices of Meade Post, No. 14, G. A. R., of this
city, held a Reunion to-day. High wind, al
most equal to that experienced at Topeka dur
ing Reunion week, prevailed and greatly inter
fered with tho programme. Nevertheless,
there was a good turnout of old soldiers, many
from a distance attending. Senator Ingalls,
Gen. Q. J. Anderson, with Topeka Modocs, and
Boston Corbett having been announced to bo
present, brought a crowd in tho evening, filling
Goodson's Opera-houso to its full capacity.
Senator Ingalls failed to come. Boston Corbett
was sick, but Gen. Anderson and tho Modocs
eamo q:i tho caunon-ball early in tho evening.
The old boys gathered around a feast of army
baked beans, hardtack and coffee provided,
and enjoyed a herd of old-tirao experiences.
At eight the exercises commenced in tho
Opora-house, and lasted until eleven o'clock.
Among tho prominent speakers wero Gen.
Anderson, Capt. Henry Booth, of Lamed;
Hon. J. W. Lane, Republican candidate for tho
Legislature; Capt. William G. Halleck and
Hon. R. T. Bond. Tho occasion was highly
enjoyed, and will bo long remembered in this
section. At ten o'clock a heavy rain set in,
accompanied by somo hail. The movement
was put on foot to havo a Reunion next year
of tho old soldiers of tho Arkansas Valley.
Tho Reunions will always bo a success, when
Gen. Anderson and the Modocs attend.
Iottji to tho Front.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Newton, Iowa, Oct. 9, 1SS2. Iowa Depart
ment is on the boom sinco tho 1st of March
last. We have issued forty-one charters and
organized thirty-eight Posts. Our Department
now has one hundred and ono Posts and
most all aro in good, healthy condition. The
following is a list of some of the latest Posts
mustered : Frank M. Thomas Post, Marshal
town, 150 charter members; Farragut Post,
Gilman, -10 charter members; Post, Mount
Ayr, 45 charter members; Uauscorn Post, On
awa, 21 charter members; P. AL Coder Post,
Vinton, 21 charter members; James Cantwell
Po.st, Wiota, 12 charter members; Townsend
Post, Bloomficld, 53 charter members ; and
not less than ten more under headway. We cal
culate to havo ono hundred and twenty-fivo
Posts by January 1, 1SS3.
Wc ought to havo at least two hundred good,
live Posts in the State of Iowa, and would havo
if wo could get The National Tribune well
circulated through tho Stato. Press forward,
comrade ; your paper is doing good work, and
every issue counts for the advancement of tho
interests of tho soldier.
Yours, in F., C, and L.,
N. Townsend, A. A. G.
A Chicago Gathering.
There was a Reunion of Company G, Second
battalion Eighteenth United States infantry,
at tho residence of Dr. Gcorgo C. Sommers, 116
Loomis street, Chicago, Tuesday evening.
Thero wero present about twenty, who woro
elegantly entertained by Dr. and Mrs. Som
mers. Some of these, old veterans had not met
since the battlo of Chickamauga, many having
been taken prisoners and not returning to tho
company till others wero discharged. Thero
wore present Georgo C. Sommers, T. K. Elvey,
Charles Messley, A. M. Church, T. Ten Eyck,
G. W. Swartz, of Chicago; T. M. Seaton, Par
sons, Kan. ; II. F. Swick, Prospect, O. ; Hcury
M. Stark, Milwaukee, Wis. ; II. P. Caldwell,
Eugene Race, Mrs. Georgo C. Sommers, Mrs. T.
K. Elvey, aud Miss Alico Harper, of Chicago.
After supper thero was an association foimcd,
to includo all former members of tho Eigh
teenth United States infantry, and tho follow
ing officers woro elected for tho ensuiug year:
President, T. M. Sentou; Vice-President, T.
Ten Eyck ; Recording Socrotary, A. M. Church ;
Corresponding Secretary, Gcorgo C. Sommers;
Treasurer, II. F. Swick; the president, secreta
ries, and treasurer to constitute an executive
committee. Letters of regret wero received
from Colonel II. G. Litchfield, New York; W.
F. Atkins, Lawrence, Iowa ; Dr. F. A. Nichols,
Buckly, 111.; John Ahrons, Milwaukee ; U.S.
Gregory, Mellenry, 111. ; Charles Smith, Crys
tal Lake, 111. All former members of tho Eigh
teenth who wish to join tho association will
please addres3 A. M. Church, secretary, 1S7
Randolph street, Chicago. '
Tho Ono Hundred and Fourteenth X. Y. Reunion.
Tho tenth annual Rouuiou and Camp-firo of
the One Hundred and Fourteenth New York
volunteers, at Norwich, Chenango co., was a
very interesting occasion. Thero was a largo
attendance of Grand Army Posts, and tho pro
cession to tho court-house, where tho Reunion
meeting was hold, was a lino military display.
Henry P. Marion, president of tho villago cor
poration, presided over tho meeting, and prayer
was offered by the Bey. L T. Walker, Surgeon
Beecher delivered the opening address, in which
ho paid an eloquent tribute to the services of
tho regiment in the field. Judgo Horace G.
Prindlo was tho next speaker. Ho mado a stir
ring, patriotic address, no was followed by
Capt. W. C. Rcddy,' tho orator of tho day, who
spoko for tho rank and file. Major Fitts was
the last speaker, and the veterans then ropaired
to tho Methodist Church whero a committee of
ladies had prepared a gorgeous banquet for
them. About 250 members of tho regiment
wero present at tho Reunion. After dinner a
business meeting was held, at which tho old
officers of tho regimental association wero
elected for another year. They aro as follows :
Col. S. R. PerLee, president; Maj. O. H. Curtis,
treasurer; Dr. H. H. Beecher, corresponding
secretary; Lieutenant J. P. Allis, recording
secretary. In the evening a Camp-firo was held
at the M. E. Church, were many rousingspeeches
wero mado and old camp songs sung. The next
Reunion will bo held at Eaton.
Short, But Very Satisfactory.
Leavenworth, Kan., Oct. 11, 18S2.
Headquarters G. A. R.
My qnarterly reports come in "threo hun
dred thousand more." Post No. 1, Topeka,
gains 124 ; Post No. 83, Clay Center, 114. Who
can beat that for a canteen of applejack?
J. C. Walkinsuaw,
A Jlonnment at "cw Orleans. J
A monument to the Union dead, erected in
Clialmette cemetery, New Orleans, by Jos. A
Mower Post, G. A. R., was Wednesday night
formally presented to the United States, Gen.
A. T. Badger representing tho Post, and Col.
E. J. Strong, detailed by the War Department
for tho purpose, representing the Government.
And tho Tcry Substantial Kntions Which it Contains
for the Hoys.
The G. A. R. is to be extended into Idaho.
A camp of the Sons of Veterans has been or
ganized at Hazleton, Pa.
A charter has been asked for to organize a
G. A. R. Post at Ellcttsville, Ind.
A new Post of tho G. A. R. is to be established
at Marshall, Saline county, Mo., very shortly.
Post No. 144 (Ills.) has been organized at
Avon, Illinois, for three months. It has now
Post Reno, No. S3, at Nickcrson, Kansas,
recently organized, has now over fifty members
and is still recruiting.
A delegation from Post 7 and other Grand
Array Posts of Boston visited Gen. Lander
Post at Lynn, Thursday evening.
Thoburn Tost, G. A. R., held a Camp-fire at
Martin's Ferry, Ohio, last Wednesday evening,
to which they invited their lady friends.
Georgo W. DeLongPost, No. 45, G. A. R.,was
organized on September 25th at Honolulu,
Hawaii, with half a hundred comrades joined
or in prospect.
A new Post of the Grand Army of tho Re
public is to bo established at Iron Furnace,
Ohio. Thero are already twenty-seven mem
bers, and a charter has been applied for.
A grand festival will be the first entertain
ment in the Grand Army series, at Martin'a
Ferry, Ohio, this fall and winter, and the dates
aro marked for tho 2d, 3d and 4th of No
vember. Several members of tho W. H. Sargent Post,
I No.. 20, G. A. R., Janesville, Wis., under com
mand of S. C. Cobb, visited Darlington, Wis.,
on Tuesday evening last to organize a Post in
Since last issue of Ttie National Tribune,
wo have had the pleasure of sending to Nation
al Headquarters requests for the organization
of Posts at Charleuoix, Mich., and at Spring
Mills, New York.
A committee of arrangements has been ap
pointed by the W. H. Sargent Post, No. 20, G.
A. R., of Janesville, Wis., for tho purpose of
holding a dance on the anniversary of the or
ganization of the Post, October 20th.
The veterans of Rawlins Post, No. 1, Grand
Army of tho Republic, smoked around their
Camp-firo at Cosmopolitan Hall, Washington,
D. C, Saturday, and passed tho cheering glass
around 'mid the sound of old camp songs.
Gibbs Post, of Warsaw, N. Y., is represented
on tho staff of the Commander-in-Chief, G. A.
R., by tho appointment of Augustus Harring
ton, aide-de-camp, this being ono of the four
appointments from the Department in that
Commander-in-Chief Vandervoort, of the
Grand Army of the Republic, will be in Balti
more on the 24th inst., to participate in tho
ceremonies of dedicating a new hall to Harry
Howard Post, on South Carrollton avenue, near
Post 75, G. A. R., of Stoneham, Mass., opened
its fair Friday evening in the Town Hall. Tho
Post paraded tho principal streets early in tho
evening, and the exercises at tho hall consisted
of an address by Department Commander Geo
H. Patch, of Boston.
List week there was organized in Rivermoro,
Cal., by Scuior Yico Department Commauder
J. M. Davis, Lou Morris Post, No. 47, Grand '
Army of tho Republic. Eleven old comrades
of tho war of 1861 and 1805 were duly mus
tered, and F. F. Carnduff, Past Tost Commander
of Canby Post, No. IS, and Comrade George B.
Shearer, of Lyon Post, No. S, wero transferred
to Lou Morris Post by card.
A delegation from Gibbs Post, of Warsaw,
New York, comprising Assistant Inspector, J.
M. Smith, Augustus Harrington, a member of
the.Staff of Commander-in-Chief Paul Van
dervoort, aud Comrades II. A. Swan, C. H.
Crocker, and Frank Johnson, attended a special
meeting of R. P. Taylor Post, of Attica, on tho
evening of September CO. Attica Post has a
membership of over seventy comrades in good
standing, although it has been organized but
little over a year.
John A. Dix Post, G. A. R., held an open
camp meeting at Druid's Hall, San Jose., Cal.,
last week, which was well attended by friends
of the Post, their wives, and daughters. A fine
literary and musical programme was carried
out, including Auld Lang Syne, by members
of tho Post; remarks by Commander Taber;
quartette, " Soldier's Farewell," Comrades Par
vin, Nourse, Purdy, and Russell ; Sherman's
March to tho Sea," Comrade L. D. Combe;
" America," by tho members. Supper and -a
social time followed.
Ac Wyoming, N. Y., tho Charlie Bills Post of
tho Grand Army of tho Republic has been
instituted by Col. A. B. Lawreneo, assisted by
delegations from " James S. Wadsworth," "John
P. Robinson," "John M. Hutchinson" and
" Gibbs " Posts. The officers installed aro : E.
IL Owen, Commander; C. II. Miller, S. V. C;
J. T. Faulkner, J. V. C; C. R. Cowley, Adju
tant; nenry S. Strong, Quartermaster; J. B
Russell, Surgeon; J. A. Strayline, Chaplain;
Elisha Lewis, O. D.; Georgo C. Weltou, O. G.;
F. Litz; Scrg't-Major.
A monument erected by tho Twentieth
Maine Veteran Association on Rouudtop, Get
tysburg, was unveiled on Wednesday. Gen
eral Joshua Chamberlain, former commander of
tho regiment, with a largo delegation of vet
erans, and Colonel John B. Bachelder, superin
tendent of tablets and legends of tho Gettys
burg B.itfelo-ficld Memorial Association, went
from Boston by tho Fall River Lino Monday
night. General Ellis Speer, of Washington, D.
C, with a largo number of ox-officers and
friends, arrived at Gettysburg Tuesday evening.