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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. C, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 13S2.
GRAND ARM? AFFAIRS.
Encouraging Reports from Every
Section of the Country.
GOOD FOR CALIFORNIA.
Our Haversack Again Loaded
Down "With. jTresli Rations.
Spcclnl Correspondence Nntionnl Tribune.
Galveston, Ind., Oct. 1G. Tho work goes
bravely on in Grand Army matters in this De
partment and the "cry is still they come."
New Posts, military companies, fcc and every
thing looks like tho ardor and vigor incidental
to an active campaign. Applications for char
ters and musters of new Posts are coming in
constantly at Department headquarters of one
of the grandest organizations ever marshalled
under tho Heavens. An association that all
history does not furnish a parallel to, one that
never existed before, and one that may never
exist again, is the Grand Army of tho Repub
lic Our country has no titled class, no caste,
but there is an untitled nobility here;
but few can wear its honors, and they are
the comrades of tho Grand Army of tho Repub
lic. Their badge of honor the one adopted by
tho Order I hold it to be the sacred duty of
all comrades to -wear at all times, places, and
occasions. When worn, people will then begin
to honor and reverence it, and accord to tho
wearers tho honors justly due to tho veterans
of tho late war.
Pardon this digression, and now to tho
business of this letter, which I must preface
by reference to a littlo past history, and show
comrades elsewhere tho trials and struggles
of some of the Posts iu this Department, and
hard a row some havo to hoe" to get
THE INDIANA COrPERHEAD CONSPIRACY.
During the war Indiana had within her bord
ers a rebel, copperhead, cowardly element, that
was in full sympathy with the South and did
in every manner what they could to further
its cause. It would even exult over rebel
victories and gloat over Union defeats and re
verses. It sought to discourage enlistments,
harbor deserters, shoot recruiting officers, and
do everything it could to cripple tho Govern
ment. Finally it got so strong that a large
military organization was formed and a con
spiracy raised to overthrow the State govern
ment, murder Governor Morton, seize tho ar
senals, release tho prisoners in Camp Morton at
Indianapolis, and play Hades generally. Rebel
officers were then in Indianapolis ready to take
command. But the thing fell through, the
Argus eyes of Uncle Sam beheld them. In a
moment the leaders of tho "Sons of Liberty"
and "Knights of tho Golden Circle," with their
major-generals Boules, Milligan, Ilorsey, and
Heffren were seized, and Indiana's " Treason
Trials" are a part of the war history.
"Dodd's Sunday School Books" (boxes of
pistols sent for use for the conspirators) were to
bo used at the pic-nic, but never got to tho
children they wero intended for.
In different parts of tho Stato this copper
head element prevailed, and a strong force had
to bo kept in readiness to prevent the threat
ened "fire in the rear."
Now, one would naturally suppose that to or
ganize and run a Post in a section like this
would be beset with difficulties. Such is the
case, and I will mention two Posts that I
recently visited. Post No. 97, located at Cir
cleville, Clinton co., a smalfviljage located on tho
Iake Erie and Western Railroad, sixteen miles
east of Frankfort, the county-seat, was organ
ized August 23, 1SS2, by Comrade J. E. South
ard, one )f the most active and energetic work
ers iu the State, belonging to Post No. 43, at
Kirklin. He mustered eleven comrades as
charter members and installed the following
comrades as officers: Commander, Wm. P. Ilob
son, late Co. II, Eighty-sixth Iud.; S. Y. G,
Joseph Gross, Co. C, Fifty-eighth Ind. ; J. V. C,
Wm. M. Whicker, Co. F, Eleventh Ind. ; Sur
geon, Dr. G. W. Smith, Co. E, Seventy-fourth
Ohio vols.; Adjutant, Dr. W. T. Cooper, Co. E,
One Hundred and Twenty-third Ind. ; O. D.,
Joel A. Hoyden, Co. F, One Hundred and Fifty
fifth Ind. ; O. G., Jno. R. Albright, Co. I, One
Hundred and Fiftieth Ind.; Sergeant-Major,
L. D. Richards, Co. H, Sixty-eighth Illinois;
Q. M. Sergeant, Sam J. Rcever, Co. C, Fifty
eighth Ind. The Post has now altogether some
seventeen comrades mustered.
They meet semi-monthly, and have in their
Commander and Adjutant (Dr. Cooper) two
comrades who know not tho meaning of the
word fail ; strong men and true blue; " worthy
of honor" and true comradeship. This Post
would make a strong Post were it not for the
f matical, base and pr judiccd view taken of tho
Order by the community and the absurd view
taken by old soldiers that tho Order is partisan
in character and run only iu the interests of
party. A graver mistake was never made, and
it is hoped that tho scales will fall from their
eyes; that they will come in and join tho
1 oys, and, as they faced rebel bullets in the
front, that they will stand by and face with this
Post a hostile element at homo. This Post (97)
expects to do all it can to advance the
interests of the Order. Jt has now changed
its name to that of Gen. Mahlon D. Manson
Tost, in honor of one of the six major-generals
from this State appointed by Lincoln.
THE SECOND XOT A SUCCESSFUL POST.
Passing from No. 97 to the comrades of No. G5,
at Frankfort, I found that Post in the process of
disintegration. I was surprised to learn tho
same, as they were organized last May by Com
rade J. E. Southard with a charter membership
of over 100. Several causes arc assigned.
Among the first are injudicious selections of
officers men of high standing, but belonging
to other Orders who could not or would not
.ttend. Comrade Higginbotham. "Senior
Vice," a prominent judge and politician of
national reputation, suggested they all resign,
and let the "rank and file" reorganize and run
the Post. This they will do, and keep it up.
Going from Frankfort, 1 called on the com
rades of Garfield Post, No. 50, located at Galves
ton, Cass county, a small village 11 miles south
east of Logansport, and was pleased to find a
thriving, wide-awake Post, which was organized
March 23d, lbS2, by Comrade Josiah Stanley,
of T. I. Harrison Post, No. .'50, at Kokomo,
Ind. They are getting along finely; recently
hi Id a Reunion under good auspices and made
tome money; have a nice little hall of their
own, and expect to increase during the winter.
Like No. 97, they have tho same disadvantages
to contend with, though in a lesser degree.
Their list of officers arc : Commander, David
Culver, Fifth Ohio cavalry; Senior Vice, Simmons-Ramsey,
Co. E, Tenth Kansas; Junior
Vice, Reed Sheuman, Co. D, Eighty-first Ohio
volunteer infantry; Chaplain, A. B. Rule, Co.
1, One Hundred and Forty -second Ohio; Sur
geon, H. C. Gimmel, Co. 1$, Fifty-fifth Indiana;
Quartermaster, James M. Bell, Co. D, Thirty
ninth Indiana; Adjutant, James- McConnell,
Co. II, Seventy-third Indiana; Officer of Day,
G. W. Emery, Co. G, One Hundred and Forty
second Indiana; Officer of Guard, A. C. Garrott,
Co. D, Thirty-ninth Indiana; Sergeant-Major,
, Co. H, Twenty-sixth, Indiana;
Quartermaster-Sergeant, , Co. H,
They meet on the first Tuesday of each
mouth, and now number twenty-eight com
rades in good standing. They have some live
comrades belonging to the Post. Such soldiers
as James M. Bell and Simmons Ramsey arc a
credit and honor to any Order. Progress is
their watchword, and everything to advance
the principles of Fraternity, Charity and Loy
alty will be dono by them. Both have bril
liant records as soldiers, veteranized all through
the war in .Sherman's campaigns ; as also did
Commander David Culver and Comrades Hart,
King and Davis. The Galveston Herald, pub
lished by James Pinkerton, a near relative of
Allan Pinkerton, tho great detective, is a fine
paper and a soldier's organ for the boys.
TO BE THE RANNER TOST IN INDIANA.
At Muncie, Williams Post, No. 73, has the
nucleus of one of tho best Posts in central In
diana. This is one of the new Posts and ought
to bo No. 3 in every particular. It is situated
in a county-seat of one of the richest counties
in the State, and among its soldiers are the best
and most influential in any community. This
Post was mustered by Colonel J. Barney Shaw,
Chief Mustering Officer. Commander, V. H.
Murray, late Nineteenth Indiana; S. Y. C,
Captain J. Watson : J. Y. C, D. W. Stoniker;
Q. M., Jerry Ganard; Adjt., Captain Geiger;
Chaplain, Comrade Goodwin; Surg., G. W. H.
Kemper; O. D.. A. C Stouder; O. (., Corwin
Colleen; Q. M. S.. S. W. liuiler. They meet on
tho first Tuesday of each month. Commander
Murray is the county auditor, and Quarter
master Ganard, a gallant soldier of Company
C, Twenty-first Indiana, will do all to keep up
an association so productive of good as tho G.
A. R. Abraham D. Shultz Post, No. 73, at
Windsor, Indiana, was organized May 29th,
1S32, by Commander A. 0. Marsh, of Winches
ter, Indiana, and numbers some fifteen now.
Commander, J. Q. A. Reeso; S. V. C, A. J.
Peniberton; Adjt., Wm. T. Davis; Surg., N. T.
Chenoweth; Q. M., J. E. Heikes. who has in
his possession, as a historical relic, the iden
tical inkstand used by Jell' Davis whilo im
prisoned at Foitross Monroe. This comrado
was in Company C,Third Pennsylvaniaartillery,
and was detailed as messenger there, and also
was the custodian of Davis's effects, and the or
derly that attended to the wants of the traitor
while confined in tho casemate. He has an in
teresting biography containing somo important
facts which. transpired while there, worthy of
publication. I saw the inkstand an ordinary
one, such as was furnished in stationary sup
plies then a glass stand, bronze covers, which
has been chipped in two places by relic hunters.
When Davis was released he was allowed to
take this as a relic by General N. A. Miles, tho
commandant of Fontross Monroe, who secured
as a trophy the hobbles that wero placed on
Davis's fevt. This Post, had it a livo com
mander such as Comrado Chenoweth, could
make a good Post. A new ono will be or
ganized at Parker Station above, which will
take tho lead. One commendable feature here is
that the comrades keep flags on tho soldiers'
graves tho year round, and have forty interred
in two cemeteries.
Returning to Indianapolis, I find matters pro
gressing in a spirited manner in George II.
Thomas Post, No. 17, John L. McMaster, Com
mander, and tho colored Post, No. 70, T. N.
Watson, Commander. After the warm and ex
citing political campaign is over, which is now
raking matters foro and aft, and the boys
settle down to solid work, there will be some
interesting matters to lay before tho myriads
of readers of The Tjubuxe. I can promise
you the hearty support of the old soldiers and
comrades, who speak in glowing terms of The
Tribune. In my letter of the 32th from Wina
mac two errors occurred. The Carnahan Guards,
of Francesville, were organized by Commander
Moses M. Gordon, of Henry S. Lano Post, No.
70, not Tune Post,- who is captain of tho com
pany, and intends to raise a battalion of vet
erans. Both the PosY and the company arc doing
Yours, in F., C. and L.,
Co. M, 2d N. Y., Harris's Light Cav.
Cheering "Vows from the Coast Conccmln
Cnmth of tho Order.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Sax Francisco, October 17. I regret that I
have not been able to write you frequently.
The Order is doing remarkably well in this
Department. No one who has not been on this
coast can understand the difficulties we labor
under here.- We have to " hunt" out our com
rades, for we have no regiments -and companies
"returned front the war" to recruit from. Our
veterans have drifted to this coast sinco lfc'00
from all parts of the Union, and our Posts aro
made up of comrades representing not only
every State but almost every regiment from
every State, and sailors and officers from every
At the close of 3881 wc numbered in this De
partment (including California, Nevada, Ore
gon, and Arizona) 1,700, in round numbers. In
May last seven Posts, 315 comrades, were segre
gated, to form the Department of Oregon, and
now at the close of tho third quarter we havo
in this Department, without Oregon, moro than
2,000 members, having gained this year, in spite
of disadvantages, more than GU0 comrades. We
havo gone beyond the sea. Learning that
there were a number of veterans in Honolulu,
(Saudwieh Islands,; Hawaii, I corresponded
with General Coinly Cat that time minister
resident for the United States), and the result
is that, on September 2.", Geo. W. DeLong Post,
No. -13, of this Department, was mustered at
Honolulu, and will number at least fifty by tho
end of tho year. Wo have organized Col. Caas
Post, No. -17, in this city. All the " .Mass." vet
erans remember the "Old Ninth," and this Post
was started with a list nearly one-third of which
were veterans of the Ninth Massachusetts.
They have named their Post after their colo
nel Cass. The members are many of them
from Lynn, Mass., and aro united not only as
conlrades but as brothel's in other societies and
Your paper has filled a long-felt want that
is, a soldier's paper " for the soldier," and is
wecome among the comrades here, all of whom
ought to subscribe for it, and 1 hope will do so.
Yours, in F., C. and L.,
W. A. Roiunfon,
Department Commander, California.
lEouiiToit of Artillery Veterans.
The twenty-first anniversary of the organiza
tion of Battery M, First regiment New York
volunteer light artillery, was observed at Lock
port on Saturday. This battery was recruited
in Niagara and Orleans counties, and was mus
tered into the United States service October 1-1,
lhb'1. about one hundred strong. Its term of
service, including that of sixty veterans who
re-enlisted at tho expiration of three years,
busted until June, lb05, and embraced Banks's
Shenandoah campaign of the spring of 3SG2, the
battles of Cedar Mountain, Second Bull Run,
Antietam, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and
the campaigns of Atlanta, the March to the Sea,
and tho campaign in the Carolinas, ending
with the battle of Bentonville. So large an ex
perience it was not the fortune of many organi
zations to have during the war. At the Re
union thirty-eight veterans of the battery an
swered the roll-call. After a march, with
music, through the streets, in which was led an
old horse ridden by one of tho men from At
lanta to Savannah in 13G1, dinner was served
at the Niagara House, at which were also the
wives of fifteen of tho veterans. An adjourn-
ment was then had to the Grand Army Repub
lic Hall, where tho balance of tho day was
passed in singing, speech-making and story
telling. The annual address was delivered by
tho Rev. Francis R. Wade, of Lockport, ono of
the veterans of the organization.
Something About tho Jtalslislmicnt of Post
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
New York, October 2.'?. Department Com
mander Eraser has at last reached tho "300,"
aye, and Post 303 has just been organized. The
No. 300 fortunately remains in New York City,
and Comrade W. II. Wharton, of Sumner Post,
No. 21, is to bo tho lucky mustering officer. No.
301 has been organized at Gainesville, Wyoming
county, No. 302 at Brewster's, Putnum county,
and Post 303 at Cheshire, Ontario county. This
makes forty-eight new Posts in all organized
since the advent of tho present administration.
Not only this, we begin to get the details as to
the enthusiasm accompanying this large access
to our ranks. Wm. II. Hick. Commander of
Torbert Post, 21S, in Wyoming county, who
mustered in Post 297 at Randolph, Cattaraugus
county, reports to headquarters in this city that
the said Post started work with sixty-live com
rades and elected the following officers: Com
mander, B. G. Casler; S. V. C, C. D. Brown;
J. V. C, Don Price; Q. M., A. A. Hall; Surg.,
J. Y. Harvey; Chaplain, T. A. C.Everett; O.
D., W. 15. Waito; O. G., G. W. Walkins; Adjt., D.
T. Smith. Tho Post is to be known as D.T. Wig
gins Post, No. 297. Commander 1 lick wasassisled
in tho muster service by Commander Abram S.
Prathcr of Post 235, Newell Cheney of Post 232,
and Chaplain Clark of Post 233. Yisifing dclcga
tionsjieaded by their commanders, were present
from Jamestown, Kennedy and Little Valley. At
the termination of the services, social exercises
followed, consisting of speeches, songs, itc.
Abraham Lincoln Post, No. 13. Major Joseph
Forbes commanding, has given its adherence to
tho movement inaugurated by John A. Dix
Post, for the purpose of protecting the rights of
soldiers and enforcing tho statute calling for
their appointment to office, with tho proviso,
however, that the movement must not in any
manner conilict with the rules and regulations
of the Grand Army of the Republic.
A ISrilliant Entertainment Tendered tiio Comrades
in Covington. Ky.
An entertainment tendered Garfield Post No.
2, G. A. R., by its lady comrades, at Odd Fel
lows' Hall, Covington, Ky., recently, was as
brilliant a success as could have been wished
for. In anticipation of the event the hall had
been simply but prettily adorned. Festoons
and flags hung suspended from tho walls and
balconies, whilo on the stage, overtopping a
soldier's tent, the word "Welcome" appeared
in exquisite floral lettering. The members of
the Post and their invited guests appeared at
an early hour, and by nine o'clock the hall pre
sented a biilliant assemblage of fair women and
The opening address was delivered by Mr.
Daniel Ashworth, Senior Vice Commander of
the Post. The grand march followed, under
the supervision of Captain Sam. Jack. When
it was finished, and the members of the Post
and their ladies had gathered in solid column
before the stage, the curtain rolled up, and tho
elegant banner which the ladies had designed
as a gift to the Post stood revealed to view,
supported by Miss May Livezey and two littlo
girls, all in white. Miss Livezey delivered tho
banner to its future holders in a brief address
of great beauty, and glowing with patriotism.
Captain Beyland. returning his thanks, spoke
of the dark days of tho rebellion and of tho
privations endured by the soldiers in restoring
the Government to supremo power.
" For this purpose," said the eloquent speaker
"we aro banded together, survivors of a strug
glo for the grandest cause that mortals cvu
fought for ; to execute tho trust giveu us by our
comrades with their dying breath upon the
battle-field ; to stand by the banner of our
Union; to see that Spring's sweetest blushes, in
wreaths of fragrant bloom, deck their mounds
yearly as the season comes; to protect the ban
ner that floats over every cemetery of our
country's battle-fields, that shrouded the im
mortal host of heroic dead, in whoso folds lie
wrapped tho saintly Lincoln, tho immortal
"Our efforts have been fairly successful, though
in forming Departments of the Grand Army we
are last on the roll of States in Kentucky; but
with the kind assistance of our friends, espe
cially the ladies, wo propose to make further
progress in this old Commonwealth.
"Fair ladies, let the gem of loyalty and pa
triotism that sparkles so beautifully in your
generous hearts, reflect itself in the child, tho
youth, whose motto should bo: "flic Union,
one and inseparable, the Union, now and for
ever.' Inculcate loyaltj' and patriotism in the
child, teach them love for our statesmen and
warriors, and in maturity our reward will bo
reaped in a strong bulwark against treason at,
homo and foes abroad.
"For your very beautiful and generous gift,
in behalf of all comrades of James A. Garfield
Post, you have our heartfelt thanks, one and all.
May God bless you all."
.The banner is of blue silk, richly fringed
with gold, and displayed in tho center an eagle
with outspread wings surmounting the national
flag and the badge of the Grand Army of tho
Republic. It bears tho inscription:
James A. Gnrliohl Po.it, .No. 2,
(i. A. U.,
Depart ment of IvenUiekv.
Instituted .Miireh n;, IBS::.
Following the presentation General Michio
was called to the front, and was presented with
a beautiful badge that of the Grand Army
the gift of the Post. Captain Beyland made tho
prescnlat ion address.
Tho gallant Commander of, the Department,
although a soldier of prudenco and experience,
was "surprised," and found some difficulty in
"rallying," but the presence of mind acquired
on more trying occasions availed to enable him
to make an appropriate speech of thanks. Gen
eral Michio and his efficient stall' are doing a
good work in Kentucky, and we look forward
to a good report from him at the next annual
A Ken Vat lo lio Prowl of.
Special Correspondence National Trilvine.
Portsmouth, Ohio, Oct. 21, 3332. I had
the honor, as well as the pleasure, of mustering
a Post at Webiter, Scioto county, Ohio, (Iron
Furnace P. O.) on the 20th inst., of twenty
eight members. I challenge any mustering
officer in the United States to produce a better
natural, more intelligent, sober, and enthusi
astic Tost. They promise to muster a sufficient
number of recruits on or beforo January 1
3hrf3, to aggregate at least 7.",, and iu this num
ber they guarantee to not muster a single " red
nose" or intemperate comrade, and considering
that tho whisky element has just carried this
State, tho above, would indicate that the brew
ers had no influence there. I had Tin: Trib
une with me, and thought to introduce it, but
I found it had been there ahead of me, but
your list at this point, or with Bloom Post, will
Following is a list of the officers of Bloom
Post: P. C, A. M. S. Dunn; S. V. C, George
Custer; J. V. C, II. Richardson; Adjutant,
James McCall; Q. M., Joseph Curraugton ; Sur
geon, Dr. J. P. Cross; Chaplain, A. Haines; O
D., L. T. Bennett; O. G., W. H. Bennett.
Tho G. A. R. is booming in tho Ohio Dc-
partment. Wishing you success, and that you
may realize your 100.000 subscribers, I remain,
Fraternally, yours, in F., C. and L.,
John K. Duke,
District Mustering Officer.
Floiirishing Condition of tho Posts in the Old Bay
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Boston-, October 23d. Last Wednesday even
ing the Suffolk County G. A. It. Association
visited Dahlgren IVt, No. 2, of South Boston.
Post No. 2 was chartered February 20, 1SS0,
being not yet three years old; nevertheless such
has been tho energy displayed by tho comrades
that in that time they have made their Pose
one of the leading Posts here. They muster
1G0 comrades, and moro coining. Tho Post
treated the Suffolk County Association very
handsomely, setting them down to a banquet
during the evening. Speeches wero made by
Comrado Theo. L. Keliey, of Post 15 one of
tho Twenty -second Massachusetts infantry
now Commander of tho Suffolk County Associ
ation, and Comrade E. B. Lorinir, Judge Advo
cate of Massachusetts, of tho Second Maino
infantry, and others. Comrade Loring cited
the cise of a soldier, who for years has been an
officer of the Massachusetts State's prison, re
moved for no cause (unless to make a place for
a politician be a cause). He said that the com
rade's own Post (Abraham Lincoln Post, No.
11,) would take tho matter tip and would call
for re-enforcements from all tho Posts of Suf
folk county, and if Suffolk county failed to drive
the enemy out and put our man in possession,
then tho twelve thousand men of the Grand
Army of Massachusetts must be pushed forward
to the assault.
Dahlgren Post has had many handsome gifts,
among which is a very elegant Bible, a silver
Dahlgren gun for a ballot-box, and a picture of
Colonel Dahlgren from Post 2 of Philadelphia.
The citizens of Soutli Boston presented them
with an elegant stand of United States colors,
and other friends have given them their State
colors and a Union-Jack.
Connected with this Post is a Ladies. Relief
Corps, made up of the lady friends of tho Post,
who assist tho Post in every way in their power.
The largo sum realized in their fair Avas duo
largely to the efforts of these ladies. This corps
will have a series of entertainments in Gray's
Hall, South Boston, during the winter.
The Post is uniformed in single-breasted
blue blouses, blue pants, G. A. 11. sword, slouch
hat, white belt and white gloves, and when they
parade mako a very lino appearance. At tho
parade of the Suffolk County Association, last
Memorial Day, Post 2 made the best appearance
of any Post in the column.
The quarterly reports from tho Posts in this
Department have been received by Adjutant
General Meach, and he tells me the Department
has actually gained four hundred net, which
is something unprecedented during the sum
mer months in this Department.
The total number of comrades in this Depart
ment is over twelve- thousand. Eleven new
Posts have been chartered this year, and there
is one application for a charter from Amherst
now in. Everything in tho G. A. R. in this
Department is just humming, for which loo
much en dit cannot be given to Department
Commander George H. Patch, of tho old Nine
teenth Massachusetts infantry, who has worked
like a wheel-horse during his term of office.
Post G2, of Newton, will hold a Camp-fire and
missionary meeting at Newtonvillo Thursday
owning, October 20. The Department Com
inuder and his stall' will attend.
;yfle i'lrat Massachusetts cavalry have their
Reunion at tho Revere House, Boston, Wednes
day, October 23.
A musical and literary entertainment was
given by Post 35, of Chelsea, at the Massachu
setts Soldiers' Homo last Wednesday evening,
under tho leadership of Comrado Hinckley, of
The Twenty-sixth Massachusetts had their
Rcifuion Wednesday, October 10, and officers
wcro elected as follows; President, J. G. B.
Adams; vice-president, David Whiston; secre
tary and treasurer, J. G. Bovey; chaplain, F.
COurtis; executive committee, Captain Adams,
Colonel E. J. Trull, and General I. S. Burrill;
delegates to tho national convention, O. F.
Mitchell, T. D. Davis, and I. S. Burrill. The
meeting was adjourned, and an hour later an
excellent d inner Avas enjoyed. Governor Long,
Hon. Henry B. Pierce, Secretary of State, and
Goneral Horace ttinney Sargent, wereamong tho
guests. Yocal music was furnished by a quar
tette. " i
The Xeiv York Movement.
Special Correspondence) Nntionnl Tribune.
Wiiiti: Plains, N. Y., Oct. 1.0. As one of
tho general committee at our late meeting and
a delegate, 1 can say that we shall endeavor to
have pledged to our support and the carrying
out fully of Section 175-1, R. S., those who are
candidates for Congress, or wo will do all iu
our power lo defeat them, no mat tor what their
party may be Wo are in earnest and say,
"Surrender, or prepare for an immediate bom
bardment." Yours, truly,
Y. M. Honfisox,
Post 170, G. A. R.
Cape ILiy Comrades.
Post 70, Cape May, N. Y., had a sqceial mus
ter Monday evening, October 10, at the May
villo House Tho comrades were re-enforced
by a detail from the Island Post. Six new
members wero mustered in, as follows: Alex
ander Douglass, Benjamin Conover. John W.
Hand, John High, John Learning and Fred A.
Wright. The Reunion of the " old vets" was
an occasion of much interest and pleasure, and
the hope of the comrades of Post 70 is that they
may have many more like-it.
The Sons of Veterans.
The National Convention of fhe Sons of Yet
erans closed its session at Pittsburg last Thurs
day. Tho next convention will be held in
New York city. The following officers were
elected: Commander-in-chief, i. T. Rawley,
Pittsburg; Lieutenant-Commander, Charles
Durfee, Decatur, 111.; Yicc-Lieuteuant-Coin-inandcr,
V. C. Wicolf, Columbus, Ohio; Chief-of-staff,
Walter K. Morris, Pittsburg; Adjutant
General, n.V. Wilkes, Pittsburg; Quartermaster-General,
F. N. Arhogast, Pittsburg; Inspector-General,
J. B. Stanton, Amsterdam, N.
Y.; Judge-Advoeatc-Gcneral, Chares Cheno
witz, Chicago; Chief Mustering Officer, W. 1L
H. Taylor, Stillwater, Mich. ; Chaplain-in-chief,
Will R. Byers, Columbus, Ohio ; Chief Ordnance
Officer, Charles Dowling, Albany, N. Y. ; Sur
geon, Henry Wills, Brooklyn, N. Y.
The Lalo Mnjor-Ceneral (J. K. w;,rr,n.
At the recent soldier's Reunion held at Ever
hart's Island, Luzerno co, Pa., tho following
reflations wero unanimously adopted:
Tho Veteran Association of the counties of
Wayne, Wyoming, Su-quchanna, Lackawanna,
ami Luzerne, State, of Pennsylvania, in annual
Ueuuiu assembled, do hereby resolve that they
learn w i t li sorrow of the deal h of Major-( 5ener.il
G. K. Warren, late commander of the Pftli Corps,
Army of I he Potomac.
HcMli'vd, That those of us who served with
him in the old Fifth Corps sadly deplore his
sudden faking-otf while in the prime of life, and
beforo his conduct at Five Forks had boon com
pletely vindicated, as it should have been long
Ucwlced, That the spirit of envy and jealous
hatred entertained towards him by certain offi
cers in high command, is a blot upon the honest
character of the true American soldier that calls
for the indignant disapproval of every survivor
of tho Fifth Army Corps-.
Jlesolvcd, That all attempts to detract from
his efficiency as u commanding general aro false,
wicked, and malicious, and we brand them as
rumors concocted by those who would appropri
ate to themm-lves his well-won laurels.
Iiesolved, That we deeply sympathize with his
widow and children in their sorrow at his loss,
and sincerely hope the General Government
will soon recognize the great injustice done to
him by extending to them substantial aid and
Jtettohcd, That these resolutions be published,
and that a copy of them be engrossed and for
warded to the family of the deceased General.
The Outlook in Maine.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Buckspoet, Mb., Oct. 20. From all quarters
of our State come words of cheer and encour
agement for our Order. Department Cqm
mander Farnham and Chief Mustering Officer
Rollins left Thursday for Aroostook county to
muster in two new Posts in that section, while
Adjutant A. G. Foster went to Camden to mus
ter a Tost there. Edwin Libby Post at Rock
land held a fair recently and netted $1,900.
James E. Hall Post, of Bucksport, are talking of
giving an entertainment sometime in December.
Tin: National Tribune is liked very much
by the boys and we hopo to send a goodly
number of subscribers soon. Yet.
Adventures of a United States Marine.
I-Yoih the San Francisco Chronicle
Privates in the United States military service
who have disappeared from San Francisco with
out leaving any trace of their whereabouts, arc
now supposed to havo been kidnapped by press
gangs for service on English vessels. A privato
named McGuiro was thus treated recently. Ho
was plied with drugged drink, taken aboard a
British ship, and when he came to his senses
was informed that he had agreed to go along on
a voyage to Cork as a man before the mast. His
efforts to communicate with his officers ashore
wero fruitless until ho fastened a letter to a
piece of wood and threw it aboard a passing
steamer. Tho letter reached its destination,
and caused the man's release through tho inter
ference of Government officials and the British
And tho Very Substantial llalinns Which it Contains
for the Hoys.
Colonel E. E. Cross Post, No. 1G, of New
Hampshire, is a flourishing Post of about eighty
members. Its headquarters aro at Lancaster,
Roberts Post, No. 11, Centre Rutland, Vt.,
now numbers between 1?0 and 100 members,
and there arc quito a number more to be mus
tered at tho next meeting.
Stockbridge Post. No. -10, was organized at
Stockbridge, Wis., October 6th, with twenty
five charter members. Everything looks en
couraging for a large accession of members.
Applications have been made through The
National Tribune to the Commander-in-Chief,
G. A. It., at Omaha, Nebraska, for tho
establishment of Posts at Patoka, 111., and Ono,
George C. Meado Post, No. 5, G. A. R., held a
Reunion at their hall, corner of Seventh and L
streets, Washington, D. C, last Friday evening,
at which a very interesting programme, includ
ing dancing, was carried out.
The members of C. G. ITarker Tost, No. 51,
G. A. 11., Department of Nebraska, held a grand
Reunion and Camp-fire on the evening of the
Kith. Delegates were present from Custis Post,
No. S9, and Dewitt and Coats Post, No. 107, of
Governor Dcnnison Camp, No. 1, Sons of
Yeterans, of Columbus, Ohio, gave their first
social hop last week, to which each member in
vited a certain number of sons of men who
served in the late war, the object being to open
the way for increase of membership.
Guy Post. No. 16, G. A. 11., of Baltimore, will
visit Philadelphia and attend the bi-centennial
parade on Friday, October 27. The Post leaves
on Thursday on the Erieson lino of steamers,
and will be the guest of Robert Bryan Post, No.
SO, during their stay in the Quaker City.
Two placques. painted by Hess, one represent
ing Generals Meado and .Hancock at tho battle
of Gettysburg, and the other a cavalry picket,
have been purchased by Colonel Edwin N.
Benson, and will bo presented to George G.
Meado Post, No. 1, G. A. R., of Philadelphia.
At their last meeting Ulric Dahlgren Post,
No. 25, O. A. R., Elizabeth, N. J., resolved to
move their headquarters to the hall on tho
third floor of Library Hall. Their next meet
ing will bo held there; also those of the Ladies'
Auxiliary Society and Sons of Yeterans, in ad
dition to their regular meetings, the second and
fourth Mondays of the month.
A G. A. R. Post has lately been organized at
Princeville, 111., with the following officers:
J. Vu Corbett, Commander; J. B. Ferguson, S.
.C.; E. Coburn. J. Y. C; A. E. Burgess, O.
D.; C. S. Herington, O. G.; J. Herington, Sur
geon; J. Carman. Chaplain; A. Simmons, Quar
termaster; A. C. Motlit, Adjutant; E. Keller,
Q. M. S. ; D. Potts, S. M. The Post is rapidly
The G. A. R. entertainment at Columbus.
Ohio, last Thursday evening, at tho Grand
Opera-house, given for the benefit of the relief
fund, was not a financial success. McCoy Post
will not lose anything, and will not make any
thingnot much, at least. Those who attended,
however, enjoyed the entertainment. Tho
rainy weather had something to do with
Abe. Lincoln Post, No. 21, is now in good
standing at Mace, Ind., with thirty-one mem
bers. The following are tho officers: John
Peterson, P. C. ; James M. Chadwick, S. V. C;
J.M. Faust, J. Y. C; W. G. McClure, Adj't.;
A. J. Abbott, Q. M. ; Daniel Durbon, O. D.: J.
C. Master, Chaplain ; John W. Hogsett, Surgeon ;
.lames Williams, U. G.; John Kelly, S. M. ;
Mike Johnson, Q. M. S.
Weldon Post, No. 256, of Richfield Springs,
N. Y., w:is most agreeably surprised at their
last meeting by the present of a beautiful flag
from the Mayor of Iiinghamton, a brother of
the lamented Lieutenant Weldon, whom our
Po.-,t is named after. Tho presentation w:is
made by Mr. A. C. 'Pennant, and, iu the absence
of the Commander, was received by S. Y. Com
mander House, who thanked him for the beau
tiful gift in behalf of himself and comrades.
On Wednesday night, tho 11th inst., Kil
patriek Post, No. &j, gavo a supper to Messrs.
J. W. Staples, the Inspector, and George M.
McCarty, Assistant Adjutant-General of tho
Department. These ollicers had arrived that
day to inspect the Post, and it was determined
to make tho occasion notable by a grand Re
union of ex-Union soldiers. Tho visitors wero
escorted to the Palace Hotel by the Post, where
a banquet table, set in symbolic colors, awaited.
The ali'air passed oil" most pleasantly.
Wo are indebted to Comrade William norton,
jr., of Hartford, for somo very interesting facts
regarding Ellsworth Post, No. 20, Department
of Michigan. This Post was organized June
11, 1.SS1, with twenty-live charter members,
and now numbers fifty-six. They hopo to bo
fully uniformed and equipped by tho coming
summer. This fall tho Post won a prize of 250,
offered by tho county agricultural society for
the best drilled veteran organization. Drilling
for prizes is a new featuro in that section, but
it is becoming popular.
Asbury Caldwell Post, No. 51, Sherman, Me.,
held a Camp-fire October 11th, all ex-soldiers
and their wives being invited. Somo of our
boys, truo to tho instincts of a soldier, visited
tho heu-roost of a comrado and purloined thero
fxom somo fowls. Of courso, they wero arrested
on the spot, and a court-martial convened, for
tho occasion. The trial brought out lots of
fun, and near the close the owner was requested
to prove property. The box containing tho
supposed poultry was brought in, but, behold,
the chickens had turned to a pig. They failed
to make out a case, so the culprits were released.
W. H. Lytle Post. No. 32, organized at Fort
Scott, Ark., in January, 1SS2, by Major W. E.
Shockley, is now 105 strong. It has a beautiful
regulation flag, a full-uniformed drum corps of
twclvo members, and has taken the initiatory
steps toward tho erection of a Monumental
Hall. It was named in honor of General Wm.
IT. Lytle, killed at Chickamauga. The roster
of officers for 1SS2 is: W. B.' Shockley, P. C;
W. R. Henry, S. V. P. C. ; W. II. Harmon, J.
V. P. C. ; J. M. Limbocker, A. ; II. W. Pond,
Q.; G. It. Baldwin, S. ; Smith Gardner, C; C.
II. Haynes. O. D.; E. A. Blakeley, O. G.; Jas.
M. Lee, S. M. ; II. Frankenburger, Q. M. S.
Comnander Morton and officers of Robert
Lincoln Post, No. 7, Sons of Yeterans, Brooklyn,
N. Y., have mustered in and installed tho offi
cers of James H. Perry Post, Sons of Yeterans.
This Post starts off with twenty-three charter
members, and it is o Hi cert d as follows: Matthew
McKenna, Jr., Commander; Edward Higbee,
S. V. Commander; M. J. Colligan, J. V. Com
mander; Henry A. Steimme, Adjutant; G.
G. Meter, L. M.; William Latham, Surgeon;
Thomas S. Gannon, Chaplain ; John Kinny,
Officer of the Day ; Fred. Stockevers, Officer of
the Guard; Joseph McDonald, Outside Sentinel;
Frank Felten, Inside Sentinel. Most of tho
members' fathers are members of James H.
Perry Post, No. SO, G. A. R.
GRAND ARMY ORDERS.
HEArjQ'its Department of Pennsylvania,
Gkand Army of the Repchlic,
No. 1202 Chestnut Street.
Philadelphia, Oct. 17, 1SS2.
General Orders, Xo. 16.
hi pursuance of General Orders, Nos. 12 and
11, from thec headquarters, tho Posts partici
pating in parado on Grand Army Day, October
27th, 13S2, will assemble at their respective
quarters not later than 9 a. in.
Each Post will be thoroughly inspected by
the Post Commander, or by a competent officer
detailed by him for that purpose, who will see
that the comrades are properlv uniformed, as
follows: Fatigue cap, blue blouse, blue or black
pants, whito vest, white gloves and black neck
tie, and that badges are in a proper position on
left breast, opposite the arm-pit.
Etch Po.'t will be divided into platoons of
sixteen, and an experienced comrade assigned
to the command of each platoon ; the Post offi
cers will take the position of field officers, a3
per existing orders. See Manual, page -10.)
II. At 10 a. m., sharp. Posts will form in
columns of eights, in the following order:
Po.its 1, 2, 5, 6 and 7 on South street, west of
Posts ?, 10, 11, 12, 13, 1-1, 13, 16 and 17 on
Lombard street, west of Broad.
Posts 15, 19, 20, 21, 23, 21, 23. 27, 23, 31, 45
and -10 on Pine street, west of Broad.
Posts 51, 54, 55, 56, 5-s, 63, 61, 71, 73, 70, 77,
79, n0, S 1. o7, 91, 95, 97 and 103 on Spruce street,
west of Broad.
Posts lit. 113, US, 122, 139, L10. 149, 152, 160,
1S2, 191, 201, 207, 223, 255, 256, 275 and 277 on
Locust street, west of Broad.
Posts that are guests of other Posts will form
immediately on their left.
Posts that have not yet reported will form in
their proper position in numerical order.
Posts not in position at 10:30 must remain off
Broad street until the column has moved.
Carriages containing invited guests and in
valids will form on the left of the line.
The Cavalry Post, No. 35, will report,
mounted, for duty at headquarters. Industrial
Hall. Broad and Yine streets, at 9:30 a. m.
III. At 10 a. m. sharp, at the sound of the
bugle, theseveral columns will move into Broad
street, moving to the right along the west side
of Broad street, until the head of each column
has reached the next street to the south of the
one from which it moved, when the column will
be halted, closed up as compactly as possible.
taking no intervals whatever between 'Post, face To
the left, and thus, massed in eight iine. will
dress back until the four rear lines are upon the
sidewalk, and remain thus m::ssed until tho
military havo passed, when the column will b s
faced to the right, and break from th. right to
march to tho left over the following route:
Broad to Chestnut, to Tiiird, to Ma.-ket, to
Broad, to Columbia avenue, countermarch to
Girard avenue, and dismiss.
Posts will move in columns of eight until
reaching Market street, when they will bo
formed into platoons of sixteen, which forma
tion will be observed until the parade is dis
missed. Platoons will march at half distance; each
commander will bo responsible for the distance
and alignment of his respective platoon.
At Poplar street the guide will !k changed
from left to right, and so remain until "tho
reviewing stand at Broad and Stiles streets i.s
paved, when it will be again changed to left
Commanders should exerciso great care iu
IV. Strict attention should be paid to saluting.
In passing tho reviewing stand ollicers will
salute by casting the eyes to the right t no salute
with the hands as they wear no side arms.)
Post. State, and National colors onlv will ba
dipped in passing the reviewing officer, tho
small guidons will be carried steadily.
Comrades must bo instructed not to salute in.
any way. but march by with eyes to the front
Y. Commanders must enforce the strictest
discipline, permitting no smoking, loud talking,
or unsoldierly conduct in tho line. Copies of
this Order will be furnished to Post commanders
for distribution to Post officers and commanders
of platoons, all of whom are enjoined to enforco
the strictest observance of its requirements, and
thus aid in reflecting credit upon the discipline
and soldierly bearing of the Grand Army of tho
VI. Tho reception at tho Academy of Fine
Arts will commence at 7.30 p. in. and the Camp
fire in Industrial Hall at 8 p. m. Commanders
of Posts not receiving tickets for distribution
prior to morning of October 27th will report at
Industrial Hall to H. (5. Williams, assistant
quartermaster-general, giving number of men
parading and receive tickets ibr same.
Ylt. Posts in proceeding to point of formation
will not move on ttroad street between Chestnut
and Washington avenue, nor on Fitzwater,
Catharine, Christian, or Carpenter streets, ease
YIIl. Posts arriving in the city, before eight
o'clock should proceed at once to Industrial Hall
for breakfast, and when the parade is dismissed
all visiting Posts will march to the same place
By command of
J. M. Yandekslice,
Tiros. J. Stewart.
Asst. Adjt. General.
A Delayed G. A- It. Order.
The following, by some inadvertance or error,
was not sent to us in due course, but is now
published for the information of comrades:
Headq'ks Di:ii:tmi:nt of Vermont,
Grand Army of the Repeiu.ic.
Benninoton, Yt., Aug. 21, laS2.
Tho Commander of this Department takes
this early opportunity to congratulate his com
rades on the success of the first semi-annual
encampment held at Rutland the ISth instant.
The attendance was large, and the enthusiasm
unbounded, and it is hoped that this is but tho
prelude to many mid-summer meetings of tho
Tho presence of our distinguished guests,
Commander-in-chief Paul VanDervoort, and
Junior Yice Commander-in-chief I. S. Bangs,
was an event which will become a part of the
history of our order in Yermont. Their stir
ring appeals will havo a lasting effect on tho
prosperity of our Order, and the social pleasure
of the occasion tends to make more close thosu
bonds of union already existing among veterans.
The fervid eloquence and great abilitv of
our Commander-in-chief is devoted to the" in
terests of veterans and the advancement of tho
Grand Army, and wo wish him God speed as ho
visits tho Departments of his command.
A. B. Valentine.
Official: DeI)t. Commander.
C. C. Kinsmax, A. A. G.
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lets" do not render tho bowels costive after
operation, but, on tho contrary, establish a per
manently healthy action. L'eing entirely vege
table, no particular care is jrequired-whilo using
thorn. By druggists.