Newspaper Page Text
THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. C, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1882.
GRAND ARMY AFFAIRS.
Particulars of a Fine Post in the
GOOD TIMES IN IOWA.
Our Haversack Filled for a
Epeclal Correspondence National Tribune.
Spencer, Lxd., Nov. 4. I havo Lad the
pleasure of spending a few days among the com
rades cf Gettysburg Post, No. 93, of this place,
and learn these interesting particulars in their
brief history: Organized on the evening of
August ISth, 1SS2, with a charter membership
of eighteen, and mustered by that gallant sol
dier and enthusiastic worker for the Order,
Comrade David Agnew, Adjutant of .TefT. C.
Davis Post, No. 16, Yinccnncs, Indiana, muster
ing officer, and installed the present eomrades.
" Officers" are said by a distinguished mili
tary writer to be the " soul of an army ; " henco
the soul of this Post is centered in the follow
ing corps of officers, who ably fill their posi
tion : Com., David E. Beem ; S. V. C, Nathaniel
D. Cox; J. Y. G, Robert McNaught; Chap.,
Wesley Coffey; Surg., Dr. W. V. Wilds; Q. M.,
G.W.Edwards; Adjt., Thomas 31. Boswcll;
O. D., William S. Mead; O. G., Jacob Coble;
S. M., Wiley E. Ditmore.
The Post meets on the second and fourth
Fridays of each month; they are getting along
finely, the Order giving satisfaction, and are
well esteemed in the community, for in it aro
representative men of both parties, comprising
the best elements of society, the valor, brains,
wraith, intelligence and high character of tho
comrades. This Post takes a front rank among
the local Orders.
Commander David E. Beem is a man that
exorcises a great influence in tho community.
Few Posts can boast of having a .banker as
Commander, with tho purse of Fortunatus at
his back: a self-made man; in lifo a public
spirited citizen : a comrade thoroughly imbued
with the principles of tho Grand Army, and
one who will do a vast amount of good, sub
stantial work for tho Post. His military
record while an officer of tho old Fourteenth
Indiana is one which ho can reflect upon with
pride. He entered tho service April 19th, 1S61,
and remained with his command until tho
close of tho war.
Among the comrades, and an officer highest
in rank, a recruit of tho Grand Army, whoso
career well illustrates the possibilities of tho
American soldier, is Brigadier-General Thomas
A. McNaught, who enlisted as a private Sep
tember IS, 1S61, in Co. A, Fifty-ninth Indiana;
rose through tho regular channels of rank, cor
poral, sergeant, orderly, lieutenant, captain,
major, lieutenant-colonel, colonel, and brigadier-general,
commander of First brigade, Third
division. Fifteenth army corps. It was in front
of his brigade that Gen. McPherson was killed.
This comrade was in tho Mexican war ; has
prepared a paper which I shall soon give to
The Tribune, on tho conduct of tho Second
Indiana at the battle of Buena Vista, which
will somewhat reverse the unjust judgment
that history has placed on that command and
for years made the " Indiana troops " lay under
a cloud. Gen. McNaughtafter the rebellion, like
"Cincinnatus of old, went back to the plow,"
which he left to take the musket. He likes Tiie
Tribune, and says all soldiers should by all
means take it.
Their Adjutant is one of thoso loyal Southern
men that stood by the old flag Major Thomas
H. Boswell, late of the Sixth Tennessee Union
cavalry, who did as much, suffered as much in
establishing Federal authority as an any Tcn
nescean. Having fought the madness of seces
sion, struggled against disunion before the war
while threatened with death, raised and com
manded Co. D, Fiist West Tennessee. When
the State government was reorganized this
command became a part of the Sixth cavalry.
He rose to the rank of major, and was wounded
at Salem, Miss., October 8, 1SG3. He came into
this section and became a leading merchant;
was conspicuous in forming this Post, and is one
of its valuable members.
The old Fourteenth Indiana has a number
of surviving members residing here, who have
splendid military records. This regiment was
one of the first three years regiments to leave
the State, and formed a part of the " Reynolds
brigale," consisting of the Thirteenth, Four
th nth, Fifteenth, and Seventeenth Indiana
regiments, that left Indianapolis the -1th day of
Julv, lf-Gl, the Thirteenth (your correspond
ent's regiment) succeeding in getting into the
command that fought the battle of Rich Moun
tiin, July 11, 16G1; captured tho works, the
entire command surrendering prisoners of war.
This was the first National victory after Fort
Sumt r. Comrade Nathaniel D. Cox, Senior
"Vice Commander, Chaplain Wesley Coffey,
Wiky E. Detmore, and other comrades of the
Fourteenth regiment, belong to the Post,
Comrade S. 1L H. Mathes, late of Co. F, Fif
teenth Indiana, editor of -the Jlepublican, who
E-'rvid thirty-nine months during the war, is a
n.ua fif unusually brilliant talents, a writer of
u' iLtv. wields a pen of iron with the force of a
uagnt t. His paper is tho organ of tho boys,
ni-d receives as such a paper should cordial,
substantial support from them.
I lKid the pleasure to meet with one of my
oil rf ,imciit, a comrade who, as a prisoner of
war, Listed the horrors of Libby and Ander
BGii!le for over twelve months, Henry C.
Groom, late of Company D, Thirteenth Indi
ana, captured at Foft Darling May 10, 1HG1,
u'.a remained in rebel hands until abandoned
by tluin in a corral in the woods at Lake City,
ria., isA after the war was over. He remem
birs "Little Bed Cap" well. This comrade
was instrumental in taking the steps that led
to the formation of this distinguished Post.
( fimradc William S. Meade, of the extensive
irr ufaduring firm of Messrs. Meade & Way
lund, one of tho substantial members of the
Po t. has a conspicuous military record, cm-l-rannj
four years' continuous service. He
cittrd the service when only fifteen years of
o in Company E, Sixth Indiana infantry,
Errvcd gallantly all through the war, though
rcr iing wounds in three battles, "Stone
Rm r," " Chickamauga," and " Dallas. He was
a n oner six months.
C i ,rude Harvey D. Ellis, lato of Company
D, i.iuth New York independent bharp
falioot i, has a brilliant army record. He was
three years in the Army of the Potomac, was
uouirli d at Spottsylvania, and suffered horrors
of pi.'-on life for seven months. Since the war
he Ls been successful in business; he is now
01:0 of the firm of Ellis Brothers, extensive fur
niture manufacturers, and a member of the
board of aldermen.
In the line of surgeons, this Post has two
that were assistant surgeons in the army. Dr.
William Y. Wilds, lateassistant surgeon Eighty-
lifth Indiana, an eminent physician, one of the
board of trustees Indiana State Asylum for the
Blind. During the war he had charge of the
hospitals, in the refugee camps at Chattanooga;
also Assistant Surgeon Dr. W. G. Mullinix, lato
f tho One Hundred and Forty-ninth Indiana,
and Surgeon Jacob Coble, who entered the ser
vice as a musician in company D, Eightieth Ohio
infantry. Comrado Robert McXaught, Junior
Yice Commander, and Comrade G. W. Edwards,
the Quartermaster, sits as tho "Blind Goddess,"
administering justice. Louis Drcsher, Com
pany G, Forty-eighth Illinois; Harvey C. Bla
den, Company E, Twenty-first Indiana; J. B.
Carncs, first lieutenant Company F, Thirty-first
Indiana; James Secrest, Captain Company G,
Thirty-eighth Indiana; William C. Gentry,
Company C, One Hundred and Fifteenth Indi
ana ; Lieutenant Harvey Ditmore, and Harvey
Stoneman, both of Company II, Fourteenth In
diana, are comrades whose bravery was attested
on many a hard-fought battlo-field. Richard
T. Hardin, of Company F, Thirty-first Indiana,
can be classed with the above. Thus stands
No 93, a Post that will in works be a peer with
any in this Department.
Spencer is the capital of Owen county, and
is a city of 2,000 inhabitants, on the Indianpolis
and Yincennes railroad, fifty-two miles from
the State capital, named in honor of David
Dalo Owen, father of tho lato Robert Dale
Owen. As a proof of her loyalty and patriot
ism, sho contributed over 1.000 troops for tho
war under different calls, five full companies of
infantry, thatworo assigned to the Fourteenth,
Nineteenth, Thirty-fiisl, Fifty-ninth and One
Hundred and Forty-ninth Indiana. Over 100
comrades are buried in the grave-yards; head
stones will be procured from tho General Gov
ernment for the unmarked ones. Decoration
Day iiereafter will bo religiously and appro
priately observed. The Post has appointed a
committee, consisting of Commander David E
Beem, General McXaught and Major Boswcll,
to raise $2,000 for a soldier's monument in
memory of tho Owen county dead, which will
be responded to liberally by tho Post and tho
citizens, who tako a pride in honoring thoso
comrades that freely gave their lives for the
country they loved so well.
When the political excitment now raging in
this State has cleared away, tho comrades ex
pect to get down to solid work, for tho Post
expects to increaso its numbers and bring ouo
hundred more recruits during the winter. A
large club-list is being made up by them for
Tin: Tribune. Several comrades say they
must have it if it costs them $5 per annum.
Since the above was written, I sco that tho
Commander and comrades of Alois P. Bach
man Post, No. 2G. of Madison, Indiana, have
organized John A. Hendricks Post, No. 107,
located at Jamestown, Indiana, on tho 2Gth
tilt. This Post has also organized No. 93, at
Ycrsaillcs, Indiana, and installed J. O. Cravens
as Commander; S. Y. C, Cap:. S. N. Jones;
J. V. C, P. P. Selingcr: Snrg., Capt. Bryant;
O.D., Conrad Hi tz; Q.M., Thomas Day; O. G.,
Thomas Laswell; Chap., J. B. Tickets ; Adjt.,
A. G. Hunter: S. M., A. G. Hunter ; Q. M. S.,
J. A. New. Name selected, Chas. C. Wheeler,
but it is supposed that it will be changed.
The Jamestown Post solected a name familiar
to all Indianians Hendricks one of the most
noted in the State, in honor of Lieut.-Colonel
John A. Hendricks, of the Twenty -second In
diana, killed at the battle of Pea Ridgo ; son of
Governor William Hendricks, one of tho early
governors; a cousin of Indiana's favorite son,
Thomas A. Hendricks, and a brother of tho
distinguished comrade, Paul C." Hendricks, of
Bachman Post, who was tho Quartermaster of
tho Twenty-second Indiana (General Jeff. C.
Davis's regiments, and brought his brother's
remains home. Tho following named were
made officers: Commander, Earl T. Rector; S.
Y. C, John H. Rodgers; J. Y. C, Walter W.
Jincs; Chap., Geo. Ralston; Surg., Ira Cham
bers; Adjt., W. T. Rector; O. D., Henry Jiues;
O. G., R.T.Williams; Q. M., Morgan Jordan.
On both occasions tho mustering Post was
most hospitably entertained.
As Alois O. Bachman Post is a fine one,
composed of a class of men who, like No. 93,
aro of considerable brain power, they havo a
noted record, which I shall one day lay before
your myriad of readers.
Application has been made for a charter for
a new Post at Warsaw, Ind., and a new military
company raised at Yalparaiso, Ind. Morton
Post, No. 11, Terro Haute, Ind., now numbers
159 comrades, and has recently moved into a
new Grand Army Hall, dedicated November
1st, built expressly for them. They netted
$339.89 at their Reunion, and laid by on inter
est $200 as a surplus fund. Comrado C. S.
Darnall, late of Co. A, Ono Hundred and Fifty
sixth Indiana, Quartermaster, has dono a fino
work for the Post.
This is all I shall say now.
Yours, in F., C. and L.,
Prosperous Condition of n Post Among tlio Buck
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Wooster, Ohio, Oct. 30. Given Tost, No.
133, G. A. R., now numbers about ISO members,
being composed of persons of all branches of
business, and well represented by tho legal,
healing, and soul-saving fraternities. Wo be
lieve we have as good a Post here as thcro is
in the State for its numbers, with reference to
wealth and ability; but for some reason many
of its members have been zero in punctuality at
the bi-monthly meetings of the Post. Wo have
n commodious hall, excellent officers, from the
commander down, and wo hope to do some good
work for The Tribune, knowing that it is the
only champion of the cx-soldier's rights at.
Washington that is unceasingly activo and
vigilant. Given Post will give a grand enter
tainment for all on the evening of the 9th of
November at their hall on South Market street,
to which members of other Po-ls are cordially
invited. All honor to the move that has been
inaugurated in New York by the G. A. R. to
stand by section 1734, Revised Statues. We
hope this will be promptly acted on by the G.
A. R., regardless of politics, throughout the
United States. G.
IU ii ii Ion of the Thirteenth Oliin.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Urbana, Ohio, Oct. 23. The annual Reun
ion of the Thirteenth Ohio regiment was held
in Urbana, October 24th, at Bennett's Opera
House. A largo number of tho surviving
members of the regiment were in attendance.
This regiment was tho last Ohio regiment to
retire fiom the service.
At one o'clock tho members present, to tho
number of about fifty, in double file, marched
to the Bennett Opera House, where an organ
ization was effected. Captain Bosler, president
of tho association, intioduced George M. Eieh
elberger, who addressed the comrades in a
brief and appropriate speech of welcome, which
was responded to by Comrado Bosler with
equally peitinent remarks.
Remarks reciting incidents of tho war in
which the Thirteenth participated, were made
by Comrades Stone, Bosler, and others, a spirit
of the most friendly greeting characterizing
the social features of the Reunion.
Tho association adjourned to tho Weaver
House and partook of a bumptuous dinner pre
pared for the occasion. After partaking of
refreshments the comrades le-convcncd at the
Opera House and transacted tho business con
nected with the Reunion.
Springfield was desiguated as tho place for
holding tho next Reunion? and tho time was
left to the discretion of the officers.
Officers for the ensuing year were elected as
President, H. J. Crcighton, of Springfield;
Yiee-Presidcnt, Lieutenant S. C. Bosler, Urbana ;
Secretary, Lieutenant Daskey, of Springfield.
Great credit is duo to Captain Bosler for tho
successful manner in which tho arrangements
were made, so that everything passed so de
lightfully to all concerned.
A Good Time at Eldon Ity Ioim Veterans Eloancnt
Address of Captain Lucas.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Eldon, Iowa, Oct. 23. Tho Camp-firo and
soldiers' Reunion held in this place last Tuesday
was a vory successful affair. Tho day dawned
bright aud beautiful, and the weather could not
have been better. Wagons aud carriages wero
coming in during tho entire forenoon, bringing
people from all parts of the county, and a largo
numbor from distant points came on the trains.
The visitors were received at tho station by
Eldon Post, G. A. R., and escorted to tho camp,
where a detail had prepared dinner, which was
immediately partaken of. After dinner tho
assembly was called to order by Post Com
mander W. H. Mix. and prayer offered by Rev.
St. John. Then followed a very interesting
scheme of exercises, participated in by Capt.
Lucas, theStatcauditor, Misses Roberts, Coflield,
Allen and Mix. and Rev. Mr. St. John, Messrs.
Allen, Howard and others. Capt. Lucas, Stato
auditor, delivered an eloquent and appropriate
address. His word-painting of tho dark and
bright sido of tho soldier's life was so perfect
that the old veterans almost imagined they
were again upon the tented field. In fact, as a
Reunion revivalist, the Captain was pronounced
an immense success, and greeted with frequent
rounds of applause. This was one of tho most
pleasant meetings ever held in Eldon. The
programmo was an excellent one throughout.
The church choir, the cornet and martial bands,
the speakers, and tho young ladies who favored
tho audience with recitations, all did well, and
much credit is due Commander W. H. Mix, who
officiated as master of ceremonies. Under his
direction everything moved along smoothly;
thcro wero none of those delays so common at
Tho Stnto Encampment Tho Day Fixed for Its
Assembly Hooking a Post's Charter.
Special Correspondence National Tribune
New York, Nov. Gth. The Council of Ad
ministration, at a meeting held at headquarters
in this city on Friday afternoon last,, has de
cided to hold tho next annual Stato Encamp
ment in tho city of Troy, to tako place
on January 2 lth and 25th, 1S33. Several promi
nent comrades aro already named for Depart
ment Commander, but matters havo not as yet
assumed any such shapo justifying me in men
tioning names. After tho Post elections of
next month, matters of interest to the Stato
Encampment will become quite lively. Tho
excellent discipline maintained by Commander
James S. Frascr.in the Department of Now York,
is daily receiving universal commendation. It
appears that one of the Posts in tho western part
of theState, during tho present political canvass,
turned its regular Encampment into a com
plete political ratification meeting for the pur
pose of endorsing tho nomination of a promi
nent candidato on tho State ticket. More than
this, tlioy actually used tho letter-headings of
tho Post, with the G. A. R. badge prominently
displayed, and used circulars signed by tho
Post Commander and other officers, urging all
comrades throughout tho State to vote for tho
favorito candidate. The matter was brought
to the attention of the Council of Administra
tion, and that body unanimously resolved to
revoke the charter of the offending Post, subject,
however, to the action of the Stato Encampment,
when it meets in January. This being the eve of
election in our State, tho G. A. R. boys havo
of lato not held many meetings, reserving their
powder until the election excitement is over,
when your readers will hear of some activo
and enterprising work set on foot by tho so
called veteran committee, charged with enfor
cing the statutes regarding the appointment of
veterans to tho civil service.
Cutiip of Steuben County Veterans.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Canisteo, N. Y., Oct. 31. A Camp-firo and
Reunion under tho auspices of Abram Allen
Post, No. 191, Department of New York, G. A.
R., headquarters at Canisteo, Steuben county,
was held at Carter's grove on Friday, October
27, 1632. The day was all that could bo desired
in regard to the weather. At ono o'clock the
Post and invited vets, assembled at their Post
rooms, and, headed by tho drum corps, marched
under the command of Post Commander Har
rison Crauo to tho grove, when the guards were
placed on thcirbcats, and tho boys entered into
camp in tho true old style. About forty tents
wero pitched, including the ono for tho old
camp follower the sutler. This position was
taken by Comrade Wigg, and was done to tho
life. At three o'clock came company drill. About
this time a comrade was detected stealing ap
ples with a ramrod from tho sutler, was ar
rested, court-martialed, and sentenced to bo
marched about tho camp to tho tune of the
rogue's march. At five camo dress parade,
which was well done and reflected credit on
all. Six o'clock wo fell in for the usual rations,
and they wero enjoyed in the old-timo style.
At seven o'clock we were surprised by the Can
isteo cornet band, who dicoursed somo fino
music. Colonel A. E. Baxter, of Elinira, being
present, was called for and gave us a splendid
talk of army times. Comrado Crosby then sang
tho "Monitor and Merrimac." He was followed
by Comrade J. C. Harrington, who gave " Sheri
dan's Ride." Soon after a commotion was heard
at the sutler's tent and in the twinkling of an
eye the sutler was cleaned out. Tlierc had been
a raid. Tents were then struck, and camp broken
up. The success of the day was, in a mannor, due
to the untiring eJl'orts of the committee of ar
rangements, Comrades .layncs, Swczy, Wigg,
Helms, and Post Commander Crano.
Tho reon 3Ioiin(:iin Itojs liming :i (Jood Time.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
St. Georges, Yt. Nov. 3. Cummings Post,
No. 37, of Hincshurgh, Vermont, had the pleas
ure of entertaining a squad of eighteen com
rades from Stanard Post, No. 2, of Burlington,
on Saturday evening, OcLober 23, 16S2. Tho
visiting comrades arrived just in time to assist
the llincsburgh boys muster in two lecruits.
Somo very complimentary remarks wero made
by Comrades AlcCollom, Schroder, Taplin, At
wood, and others, of Stanard Post, which were
responded to by Comrades Allen, Weed, Jodvin,
and Tillcy, of dimming; Post. A beautiful
bust of the lamented President Garfield was
presented through Commander McCollom, of
Stanard Post, to Cummings Post, which was
received and very feelingly responded to by
Commander Allen, of Cummings Post. At
11:30 the comrades parted for their respective
homes, feeling that all had been very much
benefited, and wishing for many more such
II. n. Tilley.
Dr. R. Y. Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y.: Dear Sir
I havo advised many ladies to try your" Favor
ite Prescription" and never sco it fail to do
more than you advertise.
Yours, truly, Mrs. A. M. RANKIN,
1-11 Bates Street, Indianapolis, Ind.
An excellont liniment for neuralgia is made
of sassafras, oil of organnm, and a half ounce of
tincture of capsicum, with half a pint of alco
hol. Soak nine yards of red flannel in this
mixture, wrap it around the head, and then
insert the head in a haystack till death comes
to your relief. Laramie Boomerang.
And tho Vory Substantial Kntions Which it Contains
for the Uo)S.
Tho soldiers' monument at Beverly, Mass.,
was formally presented to the town authorities
Subscriptions for the soldiers' and sailors'
monument at Gerraantown, Penn., now amount
A delegation from Wilcox Post, G. A. R.,
Springfield, Mas3., wont to Agawam October
27th, and harvested tho corn crop of a sick
Judson Kilpatrick Post, No. 30, Department
of Kansas, is in a flourishing condition, having
eighty-nino members already on its rolls, and
new recruits coining in rapidly.
Abram Allen Post, No. 19 1, Canisteo, N. Y.,
is a flourishing Post of about 100 comrades, well
officered, and still growing. Its headquarters
are at Canisteo, Steuben co., N. Y.
Dahlgren Post, No. 25, G. A. It., Camden, N.
J., took possession of its new hall on Monday
evening last. The Sons of Yeterans in connec
tion with this Post, is in a flourishing condi
tion. Myers Post, No. 39, G. A. R., Greenfield,
Iowa, held a rousing Camp-firo October 27th.
Over five hundred ex-soldiers and citizens were
in attendance, and enjoyed themselves in tho
regular old-fashioned camp stylo.
Comrade Win, Ilorton. Jr., of Hartford, re
quests us to state that Ellsworth Post did not
win $250 (as stated in The Nation at. TRin
U.VE October 2G), but the first prize ($125) of a
fund of $250, offered as premiums for the best
Curtis Post, G. A. 11., DeWitt, Kas., held a
delightful Reunion and Camp-fire at the city
hall, Oct. 2.")lh. The programme consisted of
recitations, addresses, vocal and instrumental
music, a bounteous supper, and tho entertain
ment closed with an cnjoj'ablo dance.
A meeting of tho California Yeterans' Home
Association was hold in San Francisco, October
25lh. Captain William Blanding resigned as
director, and S. O. Houghton was elected to fill
the vacancy. It was decided to purchase a site
in Napa county for $17,7.10, and to lay the
corner-stone December 3th.
G. A. R. Post 123, of Allegheny, Penn., pro
pope holding their annual ball at Gorman
Masonic Hall, on Now Year's day and night.
F. L. Blair, of this Post, will lecture on " Per
sonal Recollections of Thirteen Months in
Andersonville,'' November 10th, the proceeds
to be for tho benefit of Post 23G.
W. E. Brown Post, No. 106, G. A. R., was-
organized at Yalparaiso, Ind.. October 21th, by
Gen J. R. Carnahan, with 20 charter members.
The following officer were elected: Com
mander, W. E. Brown ; S. Y. C, J. J. Pharos ;
J. Y. C, H. Baylor; O. D., R. D. Pel ton; O. G..
J. R. Mills; Chap., T. P. Loudcrback; Surg.,
J. F. McCarthy; Q. M., Frank J. Thompson;
Adj., David Dickson.
Colonel Gates, of Cambridge, Yt., had the
pleasure of organizing a G. A. R. Post of 32
members at Greensboro Bend on the 19th inst.,
being tho 13th anniversary of tho battle of
Cedar Creek. He was aided by Commander
M. J. Leach, of Foster Post, aud Chaplain J. G.
Morse, of the Cambridge Post. Tho Colonel
always infuses lifo among the boys, and is said
to bo ono of the best organizers in the State.
At a meeting of tho committee of general
ticket agents of Western railroads held in Chi
cago.Iast week, for the Encampment of tho
Grand Army of tho Republic to be held at
Denver in Juno next, tho rate was fixed at ono
fare fur the rouud trip from any point cast of
the Missouri River to Kansas City or Council
Bluffs and return. The rates west of the Mis
souri River will be agreed upon at a future
meeting, which is to bo called by the chairman.
George S. Cobb Post, No. 63, Grand Army of
the Republic, was organized at Camden, on
Thursday evening, October 2Gth, by John F.
Foster, Ass't Adjutant-General of tho Depart
ment of Maine. Tho officers chosen wero as
follows, viz.: John F. Tobin, P. C; II. F. Went
worth, S. Y. C; W. S. Irish, J. Y. C; J. S.
Cleveland, Adj't; Geo. E. Barns, Q.-M.; D. R.
Wentworth, Surg.; Gideon Tower, Chaplain;
Fred D. Alders, O. D.; Simeon C. Tyler, Q. G.;
Peleg Wiley, S. M. and Q.-M. k At tho
close of tho ceremonies tho Post invited their
visiting comrades to partako of a supper which
they had prepared for the occasion in another
hall near by. A very social hour was passed at
this place, and they separated for tho night.
A number of the members of Ellsworth Camp,
No. 1, Sons of Yeterans, Grand Army of tho
Republic, Baltimore, havo drawn out of the
Camp and propose starting a new ono in tho
eastern section of tho city. The hall over tho
Old Town Bank, Gay and Exeter streets, has
been secured, and tho new camp will hold its
first meeting October Sth, when the officers will
be elected and mustered in. The name of the
Camp has not as yet been decided upon. The
Camp starts with seventeen members, and lias a
number of applications for admission. This
branch of tho Grand Army of the Republic is
in a proporous condition, and now has, with
the new Camp, three largo and well attended
organizations. Ellsworth Gimp, No. 1, numbers
sixty members, and Woodbcrry Camp, No. 2,
situated at Woodbcrry, Baltimore county,
GRAND ARMY ORDERS.
Headers Grand Army op the Republic,
Omaha, Neb., October 2Gth, 1332.
General Orduv. No. 3.J
J. The following named comrades aro ap
pointed Aidcs-de-Camp to tho Commader-in-Chief,
and they will bo obeyed and respected
accordingly : Comrades J. M. Filzp.itrick, Heb
ron, Neb.; John F. Uiener. Syracuse, Neb.; C.
L. Howell, Grand Island, Neb.; L. 1. Wilgus,
David City, Neb.; 11 B. Taylor, David City,
'b.; M. V. Zimmerman, lot! Washington St.,
Chicago, 111.; .1. Y. Henry, Quincy, III.; Frank
A. Butts, Baltimore, Md.; W. V. Alcorn, To
ledo, Ohio; A. M. Fuller, Topoka, K.in.; Geo.
G. Bailey, Hydo Park, Mas-.; Geo. C. .Joslin,
South Boston. Mass.; John 1 Bruce, Fitchburg,
Mass.; F. W. Alerriam, Shclbourno Falls, Mas-).;
Win. II. Chamberlin, Pittofidd, Mass,.; W. H.
Emery, Manchester, N. J I.; L. O. Cooper, Mid
dloport, Ohio; D. P. Thompson, Portland, Ore
gon; Wm. H. i'ierpont, New Haven, Conn.;
William H. Relyea, New Britain, Conn.; Will
II. Welch, Bridgeport, Conn.; S. T. Bantham,
Albany, N. Y.; Benj. Williams, Rockland, Me.;
Frank M. Suiter, DeWitt, Neb.; D. G. Sterling,
Richmond, Va.; James M. Wisner, Washington,
2. Upon the recommendation of the Inspector-General,
the following named comrades are
appointed Assistant Inspector-Generals, and
will be obeyed and respected accordingly:
Comrades Ezekiel H. Hanson, Portland, .Me.;
Thomas Leahoy, Richmond, Ysi.; A. C. Monroe,
Brockton, Mass.; Wm. 1. Seville, Washington,
3. Information concerning the following
named persons is wanted at these headquarters,
viz.: Geo. W. Burkes, ass't surgeon, Kith Pa.
vols.; any two members of Co. A, N. J. vols., from
August, ls63, to July 1 1, 1S65; any member of Co.
"A," 2d N. Y. cavalry, who was captured about
July 12, 1'3, near Warrenton, Ya.; the address
or any information concerning Charles Fergu
son, 1st serg't, Co. I, (Jth U. S. infantry, and
Isaac Millur, Co. IL, Gth U. S. infantry, who
wero in the service from l?i to 1865; the
name and address of the headquarters surgeon
of tho 23 th Army Corps during December, lStJl,
and January, 1P65; was in chargo of the U. S.
Dispcnsaiy at Richmond, Ya., immediately
after the evacuation thereof.
A. Tho following Departments havo not sent
in Reports for tho Second (Quarter: Iowa, Mis
souri, aud Washington Tenitory.
3. Tho first Report for Third Quarter was
received October 3 1, lba2, from John Buford
Post, No. 13, Montana.
Tho Report of tho Department of Now Jersey
was xecoived October 20, 1832, being tho first
ono from any Department for tho Third Quarter.
Rhode Island, October 23, and Massachusetts,
October 21, 1S32.
G. Assistant Inspector Generals aro ordered
to report promptly to John W. Burst, Inspector
General, Sycamore, 111. Department Comman
ders aro urged to see that the Assistant Inspec
tor Generals, in their respective Departments,
make report as abow ordered and in accord
ance with the Rules and Regulations.
7. The name of "E. H. Waldron," in General
Orders No. 4, should read F. IL Waldron, aud
that of " Georgo Y. Meyer," should read Georgo
S. The attention of the Order is particularly
invited to tho Proceedings of the lGth Annuel
Encampment held at Baltimore, Md., which
have just been received and promptly forwarded
to all Departments.
9. Department Commanders and tho Com
manders of Posts are cautioned against per
mitting the use of unauthorized editions of tho
Rules and Regulations. None are genuine
except those issued upon requisition to the
Quarter-Master or Adjutant General.
By Command of
T. E. Brown-, Commander-in-Chief.
nxADQ'ES Department of Maine, G. A. R.,
Ass't; Adjutant General's Office,
Bangor, Oct. 31, 1582.
General Order, No. 7.
I. The annual inspection of Posts of this De
partment will take place as soon as practicable
after the receipt of this order, and must be
completed by December 1st. Posts GO to G3 in
clusive, having been organized recently, will
be inspected in January, at the annual muster.
II. It is desirable that the expense of inspec
tion may be made as small as possible. The
necessary traveling expenses of inspecting
officers will be paid by the Department, but
tho several Posts will be expected to provide
for their entertainment. The object of inspec
tion is to secure uniformity in the work of the
Order, and to see that the records arc properly
kept, and that all the ceremonies are performed
as laid down in the Ritual. Tho inspection
will bo thorough, and all reports of inspection
will bo promptly forwarded direct to Comrade
E. M. Shaw, Department Inspector, Lisbon, Me.
The proper blanks (form II) will at once be
mailed to the comrades acting as assistant in
spectors. Tho following comrades aro desig
nated as assistant inspectors and assigned to
duty, as follows :
Department Commander A. B. Farnham,
Post 30, Searaport. Chaplain R. L. Howard,
Posts S, Dexter; 32, St. Albans; 32, Corinna.
Medical Director E. A. Thompson, Post 31,
Milo. Assistant Adjutant General John F.
Foster, Posts 1, Pembroke; 13, Machias; 3-1,
Calais; 40, Lamport; 49, Danforth; 30, Cherry
field. Ass't Q. M. General Edward Jordan, Post
Inspector E. M. Shaw, Posts 2, Portland; 3,
Mechanic's Fails; 4, Bath; G, Gardiner; 7,
Lewiston; 9, Kennebunk: 10, Lisbon; 12,
Bangor; 13, Augusta; 11, Waterville; 1G,
Rockland; 17, North Turner; 13, East 'Wilton ;
20, Hallowell : 21, Winthrop and Wavne; 22,
Bruuiwick; 23, Farmington ; 2G, Bowdoinhain;
27, Bridgton; 2S, Biddeford; 29, Wells; 3G,
Saco, 35, Livcrmore Falls; 39. Thomaston;
43, Richmond; 47, Auburn; 4S, Togus; 51,
Council of Administration, R. Y. Crockett,
Post 39, New Castle.
Representative to National Encampment,
Samuel W. Lane, Post 33, North Yassalboro ;
Aide de-camp on staff of Commander-in-chief,
B. Williams, Post 43, Yinal Haven.
Aides-de-camp A. C. My rick, Post 11. Pitts
field; William Wiley, Post 21, North White
field; 56, South Gardiner; William Z. Clavton,
Post 19, Kenduskc-ag: S. D. Millet, Post 23,
Dover and Foxcroft; Charles Baku Post 41,
Libcity; F. A. If. Stackpole, Post 37, Etna;
C. Bigelow, Post 41, Harmon v; J. W. Bku
Pot 42, Belfast; E. 1. Merrill, Post 3S, South
Norridgewock; R. K. Gately, Post 57, South
Windham; Jesse Barber, Post 5, Monroe; IL
A. Tripp, Post 53, Bucksport; 55, Ellsworth;
George W. Webber, jr., Post 51, Sherman Mills.
III. The following Posts have been organ
ized since the issue )f General Order, No. (!:
Kilpatrick Post, No. 61, Fort Fairfield, Oct.
19. Henry O. Perry, Commander; , Ad
jutant; James J. Gray, Quartermaster. Night
of meeting, every Tuesday evening.
A. 11. Story Post, No. 62, Washburn, Oct. 20.
William II. Luce, Commander; W. N.G. Place,
Adjutant; James Nutting, Quartermaster.
Night of meeting, every Friday evening.
Georgo S. Cobb Post, No. 63, Camden, Oct.
2G. John F. Tobin, Commander; James S.
Cleveland, Adjutant; Georgo E. Barns, Quar
termaster. Night of meeting, every Thursday
IY. Tho following rejections havo been
made, viz. :
llermon J. Dill, private Co. F, Eleventh
Maine infantry, by Post 7. Lewiston; William
Willett, jr., private U. S. Navy, by Post 47,
Auburn : Joseph L. Young, private Co. C,
Eleventh Maine infantry, by Tost 51, Sherman
Mills; Daniel E. Woodman, sergeant Co. K,
Twenty-first Maine infantry, by Pose 5S, South
Y. The following omissions and changes in
the Roster are announced, viz.:
Post 2S, Biddeford, F. W. Guptill, Com
mander, vice J. J. Traynor, resigned : James
O. Benson, Quartermaster, vice F. G. Herrick,
Post 37, Etna, W. R. Locke, Commander, in
place of H. Hurdlings, jr., (error in Roster i.
Post 53, Bucksport, t mie of meeting changed
from Friday to Thuisday.
Post 55, Ellsworth, time of meeting changed
from every Monday to first and third Monday
of each month.
Post f0, Dixmnnr, time of meeting changed
from Thursday to Wednesday.
YI. All Posts having old Rituals on hand are
directed to return them to these headquarters,
in order that they may be destroyed.
Y1I. Inspectors should give a rcaonable no
tice to Posts of their intended visits. When
necessary, on notification from inspectors, Post
Commanders will call special meetings. It is
expected that inspectors will report in full the
amounts expended by relief committees of the
several Posts, specifying tho amount expended
for each quarter.
By command of
Augustus B. Farnham,
John F. Foster,
Ass-t. Adjt. General.
Heaho.'rs Dep't of Oregon. G. A. R.,
Portland, Oregon, Oct. 9, 1SS2.
General Orders, No. 1.
I. Pursuant to Special Order, No. 1, Head
quarters Grand Armv of the Republic, Omaha,
Nebraska, July 31, l.SvJ, and General Orders,
No. 2, Headquaiteis Piovisional Department of
Oregon, Piutlaud, Oregon, September 30, 18S2,
the Department of Oregon was duly organized
on Thursday, September 23, lSa'2. by the election
of the following officers:
Commander, Comrado N. S. Pierce, of Georgo
Wright Pot. No. 1.
S. V. C, Comrade F. K. Arnold, of Garfield
Post, No. 3.
J. Y. C, Comrado O. Summers, of Georgo
Wright Post, No. 1.
M. D., Comrade S. Parker, of Mcado Post,
Chaplain, Comrade J. P. Gill, of J. W. Gearv
Post, No. 7.
Council of Administration. Comrades J. C.
Cooper, of Custer Post, No. 9; Geo. C. Sears, of
Georgo Wright Post, No. 1; T. G. Davison, of
Lincoln Post, No. 4 ; F. J. Babcock. of Sedgwick
Post, No. 10 ; E. R. Merriman, of J. B. Matthews
Post, No. 6.
II. Accepting the trust reposed in mo with
feelings of sincere gratitude, it will bo my aim
to perform tho duties incumbent upon mo in
such manner as will enhance tho interests of
the Department, and thoreby merit your appro
bation. Comrades, if you will but interest
yourselves in the work, and explain our objects
and aims, namely, to perpetuate tho memory
of those bravo comrades who lie slumbering on
many historic battle-fields; to caro for their
widows and orphans; to assist maimed and
helpless comrades, and cement in close com
munion the tics of Fraternity, Charity, and
Loyalty, there are hundreds of soldiers in this
Stato who will bo eager to join our ranks. Let
it be your aim, not only to organize new Posts,
but recruit thoso now in existenco to the fullest
HI. Tho following appointments aro mado,
and the several officers will bo obeyed and ro
A. A. (.. Comrade W. V. Spencer, of Garfield
Post, No. 3.
A. Q. M. G Comrade G. E. Caukin, of Georgo
Wright Post, No. 1.
J. A., Comrado S. R. Harrington, of Georgo
Wright Post, No. 1.
C. M. O., Comrado B. B. Tuttlo, of Georgo
Wright Poat, No. 1.
Aids-de-Camp, Comrades It. H. Schwab, of
George Wright Post, No. 1, and D. H. Turner,
of Cnster Post, No. 9.
IY. The inspector, assistant inspectors, and
other aids-de-camp will be announced in future
Y. Tho per capita tax was fixed by tho De
partment Encampment at fifty cents per year,
and is payable in equal quarterly installments
on tho first days of January, April, July, and
YI. Tho annual meeting of the Department
Encampment will be held in Portland, Oregon,
on Thursday, the 22d day of February, 1S33.
N. S. Pierce,
Official : W. Y. Spencer,
Assistant Adjutant General.
Headquarters, Department of Indiana,
Office Assistant Adjutant-General,
Indianapolis, Oct. 31, 1S52.
General Order No. ?.
I. Attention of Post Commanders is hereby
called to paragraph 4 of General Ordors No. 6,
which is repeated, as follows: "Each Post Com
mander will forward the name of some com
rade to Department Inspector J. L. Wooden,
Grcensburgh. Indiana, for appointment as As
sistant Inspector. It is of the utmost import
ance and should be done at once, as but compara
tively few Posts have responded to tho require
ments of this paragraph. It is repeated: tho
necessity of attention to this is imperative on
the part of all Posts desiring to stand upon a
good footing at the next Department Encamp
ment, and the name should be sent in at once.
II. The following new Posts have been or
ganized and mustered since the issuance of
General Order No. G: Post SO, at Mount Yer
non: 51, Rushville; S2, Aurora; S3, Geneva;
SI. Renselacr; S3, Bloomington ; SG. Jcfferson
ville; S7, Salem; S15, Perry ville; 89, Lawrence
burgh: 90, Goshen; 91. Worthington; 92,
Greenfield; 93, Spencer; 91, Rising Sun; 93,
Rochester: 96, Portersvilie ; 97, Scircleville ;
9. Yersailles; 99, Lively Dale: 100, Gentry
ville; 101, Gerard Manor; 102. Kcntlaud ; 103,
Sheridan; 101, Lagrange: 103, Pikes Peak;
106. Yalparaiso ; 107. Jamestown; 10S, Ellcts
villc: 109, East Enterprise; 110, Rolling Prairie;
111, Morocco; 112, Bunkers Hill; 113, Way
mansville. III. Any Post failing to receive its charter
within a reasonable time after muster should
notify the.-o headquarters, as all charters aro
sent as promptly as possible, but complaint has
been made of the non-reception in certain cases
where they have certainly been mailed.
By order of James R. Carnahan,
Ben. D. House,
AVinin? to Come Doirn a Little.
From Ihc Detroil Free Press.
In riding over to Lost Mountain from Mari
etta I came across a young man who was digging
post holes for a barbed wire fence, and when I
told him what I wanted, he replied:
"I'll go with you. ' I was in that fort myself,
aud I kin point out every position."
When we reached the ground he began tell
ing where this and that regiment was stationed,
and finally ho halted beside a huge boulder aud
"Right here, stranger, was where I squatted
for four hours. I rested my gun right thar on
that ledge, and I reckon I killed exactly twenty
eight Yanks that day."
" Solemn fact, and I know a dozen men who'll
swear to it."
" Let's see? This battle was fought in 1SG1?"
"K'rect you are."
" That's about eighteen years ago."
" And you are about twenty-five years old?"
"I wa -venty-five this spring.
Then I Iookcu it him for a long time, but ho
never winced. WhenM- were going home, and
after a long period of silence, he suddenly re
marked: " Stranger, don't you believe I was thar?
" Perhaps you were, but you see you were not
quite seven yeara old on the day of that fight."
" That's what I've been figuring on," he con
tinued, in a very serious voice, " and I'll tell
you what I'm willing to do."
" I'll call it twenty-four instead of twenty
eight dead Yanks in front of my position 1
That's fair, isn't it?"
I told him that nothing could be more liberal,
and cordial relations were at onco re-established.
Tlio Ideal Mule.
From the Burlingldn iraicJceyc
No wonder tho mule is a kicker. Wero I a
mule, I, too, would kick. I know just exactly
what kind of a mulo I would be. A bay mule.
Ono of these sad-eyed old fellows that lean back
in the breeching and think. With striped legs
like a zebra. And a dark-brown streak down
my back, aud a paint-brush tail. And my mauo
cut short, and my foretop banged, and a head
as long as a flour barrel, and I'd be worth two
hundred and a half in any market, and I'd wear
a flat harness and no blinders, and somo day
when some man hitched me up to a dray, and
piled on a ton and a half of fig-iron, a cord of
wood, six barrels of flour, and a steam-boat
boiler, I would start off with it patiently and
haul it steadily until I got to the ton of tho
grade on the new load around North Hill, aud
right about thcro and then a falling maple leaf,
fluttering down in a spark of gold and crimson,
would scaro me all but to death, and tho
authorities would have to drag the Mississippi
River six weeks to find all of that load and
some of that driver, while in threo minutes
after the entente I would bo tranquilly brows
ing on tho grassy heights that smile above tho
silver flowing river. That is the kind of a
mule I would be.
How to 31ount and Rule.
Fiom the liurliiiglon Hawkeyc
In mounting face the near side oT the horse.
The near side is the side nearest yourself. If
you stand on the right side of the horse, which
is the wrong side, when you mount, you will
face tho crupper. Then everybody will know
that your name is Johann Gottlieb Ernstgc
folger. If you cannot mount from the ground, lead
the horse to a high fence, climb upon the fence,
say " whoa" two or three times and jump over
the horse's ears. You will light somewhere on
his neck and will have plenty of time to adjust
yourself while the horse is running away. An
other method of mounting largely practiced by
young gentlemen from the city, is to balance
yourself on one foot on the fence and point tho
other leg at the horse in the general direction
of the saddle, saying " whoa " all tho time.
The horse, after this gesture has been repeated
a few times, backs away, pulls the alleged rider
off tho fence and walks up and down the. lano
with him at a rapid gallop. This gives the
rider in about ten minutes all tho exercise ho
will want for a week.
If by some miracle you manage to get into
the saddle, hold on with both hands, and say
" whoa." The faster tho horse goes the tighter
you must hold on and the louder you must
If you are from New York or Philadelphia
you will shorten tho stirrups until your knees
arc on a level with your chin. Then, as you
ride you will rise to your feet and stand in tho
attitudo of a man peering over a fence to look
for his dog, and then suddenly fall ia tho sad
dle like a man who has stepped on a banana
peel. This is the English school. It is hard
on the horse but is considered very graceful. A
man cannot wear false teeth, however, and rido
in thi manner.
$4.00 Fairy Sewing Machines, prac
tical, cheap, durable: greatest bargains; cvery
ono warranted. Secure ono ere it is too late, or
the supply is exhausted. Read carefully tho
announcement of Messrs. E. G. Rideout & Co.
ia this ifisu.