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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. C, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1382.
GRAND ARMY , AFFAIRS.
looking After the Consliiutional
Ridils of Soldiers.
INDIANA LOCAL ITEMS.
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Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Philadelphia, Nov. 35, 1SS2. Post No. 12,
Grand Army of the Republic, of this city, meets
every Thursday ovening in Spring Garden
Hall, Thirteenth -and Spring Garden streets.
Their large hall is certainly ono of the finest
kind of any other organization in the land.
For several years now tiiis Post has attended
the National Encampment in a body, and their
fine appearance, their excellent marching, their
neat uniforms, their superb drum corps, has
always attracted great attention and won for
thcin the highest praise. Post 2 has a mem
bership of over 600, among whom are many
representative men, judges, lawyers, doctors,
merchants, manufacturers, and clergymen.
The meetings are always well attended and
interesting. They havo a right good orches
tra, composed exclusively of their own mem
bers, which enlivens the proceedings of each
meeting with musical selections admirably
rendered. They do business in a busincss-liko
way, and the manner in which tho muster is
conducted is beautiful. Tho "Post 2 Guard,"
composed of forty eomrades, is quite a feature,
with their showy uniforms and breach-loading
guns. Their hall is kept open day and even
ing, where visiting comrades will at all times
be sure to receive a warm soldier's -welcome.
The hall is elegantly furnished, the walls be
ing handsomely embellished with oil paintings,
steel engravings, emblems, flags that have seen
service, and relics of tho late war in great
Greblo Post, No. 10, has a nice, comfortable
room, well adapted to tho purpose, at Sixth
and Christian streets. This was uncil lately the
largest Post in the Department; it still, how
ever, numbers nearly COO men. If an old sol
dier should by accident find himself at one of
their mnsters he would need no one to inform
liim that ho was among veterans Who had seen
service. A true soldierly spirit pervades tho
entire Post, and all visiting comrades may bo
sure of receiving a warm welcome :ind bo mado
to feel at home. Daniel O'Xiel, the jommander,
is loved and respected by his cntinj command,
old soldiers answered to tho roll-call and as
many more will soon follow. Tho following
ollicers wero installed: Commander, J. F.
Tobin; S. V. C, George Wcntworth; J. V. C,
W. S. Irish; Q. M., George Barnes; O. D., Fred
Aldus; Surgeon, Russ Wcntworth; Chaplain,
Gid. Tower; O. G., S. C. Tyler; Adjutant, J. S.
Cleveland; S. M., P. Wyley; Q. M. S., C. T.
Jlosmer. After tho business of tho evening
was douo refreshments were served in Engino
Hall and a general good time avus the natural
consequence. The tables wero under tho im
mediate supervision of Comrade Major Joe
Trim, who, as usual, was fully equal to the occa
sion. His coffee was pronounced by all to bo
tho real old Simon-pure "Potomac-A-1-XXX-
fight-it-out-on-this-lmc" sort, just such aswc
used to get in old times. After the eating
came tho smoking, of course, and then tho
stories my weien't somo of them whoppers !
no ono but an old soldier could believe half
of them. After tho guests wero gono wo
counted our spoons and found thoro were none
missing, so I take it that all of our guests were
Sunday-school scholars in their extreme youth.
Our Post means business. We like The Titm
itne; couldn't keep houso without it. Como
and see us always. Pat.
close of winter. A few of tho comrades wero
prisoners of war, and there are some pensioners
among them, but they aro all like their com
mander, active workers. Tho Post was named
in honor of Samuel II. Dunbar, who entered tho
service as captain Company 1!, Eighth Indiana
Infantry, August 19, 1801, and died of disciisc
July 9, 1SG1, at Xcw Orleans, La.
Among tho number of comrades that havo
passed into eternal camps of rest somo sixty
aro buried here. Decoration day has always
been appropriately observed heretofore by tho
Post according to its grand ritual.
Greenfield, the county-seat of Hancock coun
ty, Indiana, is a small incorporated city of 2,500
inhabitants. It is a beautiful little place. This
Post was organized August 21, 1SS2, mustered
by John L. McMaster, Post commander of
Geo. A. Thomas Post, Xo. 17. Indianapolis, and
had a charter membership of fourteen names.
Wishing to bo gratefully remembered by tho
Post, and that The Tribune will receive a
boom there, I remain yours, in F., C, and L.,
S. "U. L."
and his whole heart is in the wore. Ho cer
tainly knows how to rattle thebusim ss through;
holds his officers to a strict account -bility, and
enforces discipline in tho Post meet ngs.
Your correspondent visited this P st recently
in the interest of Tiie Tiubuni. and was
kindly received, for which he fee' 3 grateful.
Many of the comrades spoke very f: vorably of
The Tribune, some subscribed ;nd others
promised to send in their dollar i i tho near
Post No. 5, G. A. R of Philadelphia, has
quito a number of exceedingly valuable and in
teresting relics. Among them is the first rebel
flag to enter Fort Sumter, and tljio cannon
which John Brown had when capturhd. They
also havo a very large and fine hall,ja descrip
tion of which wo intend in a future letter to
On the 13th of December, being flic twentieth
anniversary of tho battle of Fredericksburg,
tho surviving members of the One Hundred
aud Twenty-first regiment Pennsylvania vol
unteers will hold a Reunion in conjunction
with the One Hundred and Forty-second Penn
Bjivania volunteers. A good time is anticipated.
Post Xo. 275 of this Department is in a pros
Since tho bi-ccntennial and Grand Army
day, G. A. R. news is somewhat scarce, but
things will soon commence to boom. Nomina
tions for Post officers will bo made at the hist
meeting nights of this month, and the elections
will be held during the latter part of Decem
ber. Aspirants for honors arc now on the look
out, and are working hard for success. Of
course some must sufler defeat. May tho best
man win. Dox.
Itcunlon of the Veteran Officers and Soldiers at
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Monteeliek, Vt.. Nov. !. Tho annual meet
ingof tho Vermont officers and soldiers' Reunion
took placo in this city last Monday, and was
very largely attended by many of our most
prominent men, indicating that thoso who
served their country well in time of war arc
thoso who in time of peaco do most to benefit
their country in tho walks of civil life. The
following officers Avero unanimously re-clcctod
to the respective offices they have so acceptably
filled during tho past year: President, Major
James S. Peck, of Montpelier; vice presidents,
Major A. B. Valentine, of Bennington, and
General E. II. Ripley, of Rutland; secretary,
Adjutant Fred. E. Smith, of Montpelier; treas
urer, General L. G. Kingslcy, of Rutland; ex
ecutive committee, General W. Y. W. Ripley,
Colonel Rediield Proctor, and Captain E. A.
Morse, of Rutland.
After some discussion as to tho rclativo merits
of localities, Rutland was selected as tho placo
for the next meeting.
In tho evening tho members of tho association
and their friends assembled in tho Representa
tive hall of tho State-house to listen to Lieu
tenant Benedict. Governor Barstow presided,
and introduced tho orator of tho evening in a
neat and clever speech. The address of Mr.
Benedict was a very valuable contribution to
the war history of our State. Ho dealt with
the operations of tho troops of Vermont on tho
battle-fields, aud painted in glowing words tho
record of their achiovments. His closing words
will meet the approbation of all who marched
to their country's call : " That wo may coramond
this principle to those who follow us; that our
children, in time of need, may exhibit in lofty
exercise, as did our forefathers, tho virturo
which Webster defines as 'the passion which
aims to servo ono's country' tho passion
which in tho words of the Latin poet makes it
sweet and honorable to dio for country' for
this wo do well to meet and to fight over tho
battles and chroniclo tho sufferings of tho sol
diers of tho Union."
A vote of thanks was unanimously tendered
to Mr. Benedict for his address.
After tho exercises at tho State-honso tho
association and invited guests proceeded to tho
hotel, there to partake of tho annual banquet,
which was presided over b3 Gpvcrnor Barstow,
assisted by that prince of good fellows and the
life of every meeting, Colonel Geo. W. Hooker,
Scrgcant-at-Arms of tho United States Houso of
Representatives, who ably performed tho task
of toast-master. A distinguished array of ora
tors made tho responses to tho toasts ono of the
most delightful of tho many enjoyable features
of this meeting.
Yours, in F., C, and L.,
of War at
Happy Kennfon of ex-Prisoners
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Decatur, III., Nov. 3. The convention of
ex-Union prisoners met in the Court-houso at
this place yesterday, and was called to order by
President W. W. Lowdermilk, of Auburn. The
election of officers was at once proceeded with,
and the present incumbent of the presidency,
bring nominated by Win. L. Gardner, of Spring
field, was re-elected; Capt. James A. Miller, of
Decatur, was elected vice-president; E. H.
Miner, of Bloomington, was re-elected secretary,
and C. C. George, of Blackburn, was elected
Decatur was selected unanimously as tho
next place of meeting of the Association, and
tho third Wednesday of next October as the
It was suggested by somo one present that
the election of a chaplain had been overlooked,
and Mr. Gardner nominating James U. Coats,
of Winchester, that gentleman was unanimously
G n. Pavcy was elected delegate to the next
mrrting of the National Association of ex
Prisoners, at Hartford, Conn.
The following resolutions wero adopted at
thf close of the morning session:
Whereas, We, the ex-Union Prisoners of
ir of the western division of tho National
1 moil and Illinois Stat.-organization liave met
fur the purpose of building up a eWr associa
t: n. to strengthen the ths of fraternal friend
ship that should exist forever among those who
iu'iirhtand htarved together, and to moro thor
o'lghly organize ourselves so as to materially
a:d in effectually urging our interests before
tl.o next Congress of the United Slates, by
v. hifh wo may be. able to iienefil thousands of
o-ir comrades and feJlow-Miffcrers, who are now
i ist failing on account of tho exjyisure and in-
unse sunering endured at the hands of our in
human captors in Southern prisons ; therefore
litsolrvl, lxi, That we. heartily favor tho .or
ganization of State aud County aH-ofiaiions in
eery State and County in the Northwestern
States, and that they 1h auxiliary to the Na
tional Association of Hartford, Conn.- and
further fin or unity of purimse and action in all
National legislation anW-tiug our interests.
limAvnl, 2d, That we will indorse any bill
reported to Ik; agm-d ujon by tlio duly author
i? xl committees of the National Atoej:.tinn
W W. lowdermilk, C. W. Pavov, William L
Gardner, D. M. Berlin, F. H. Miner, John r'
C Aiapbcll, committee.
The affair was a very decided success, and all
who participated in it look forward eagerly to
the 3d of October, 1863.
Vermont Cat airy Association.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Rutlani),Nov.5. Tho tenth annual meeting
of the Vermont Cavalry Association was held at
Montpelier Nov. 1. Tho following officers wero
chosen for the ensuing year: President, Her
bert Braincrd, of St. Albans; secretary, S. H.
Wood, oF St. Albans; treasurer, Warren Gibbs,
of Burlington; executive committee, H. O.
Wheeler, of Burlington; George Austin, of
Burlington; Horace K. Ide, of St. Johnsbury.
Surgeon P. O'Mcara Edson, of Barton, presided
over tho banquet at the pavilion. After tho
viands had been discussed, Lieutenant Willard
Farrington, of St. Albans, gave an interesting
account of the movements of the regiment dur
ing his connection with it to the close of tho
war, which was listened to with close attention
by all present. A vote of thanks was tendered
Lieutenant Farrington, with a request that ho
lurnisn the bocicty with a copy of the paper,
aud a like request was made of those who had
furnished papers on previous occasions. Lieut.
Farrington's address was followed by speeches,
songs and stories, in which all participated.
Tho Society havo about determined to erect a
monument to their comrades who fell at Get
tysburg, and placo it on the spot where Gen.
Farnsworth fell. It will havo inscribed on it
tho names of those members of this regiment
who Avero killed in this great battle, and the
intention is to have a Reunion of tho' eomrades
at tho unveiling. The Reunion terminated in
tho small hours of Thursday morning with
"Auld Lang Sync," subject to a aill from
President Brainerd for Iho next gathering.
Organizing tho Grand Army Constitutional Eights
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
New York, November 13, 3SS2 Tho exec
utive committee of veterans who organized a
few weeks ago for tho purpose of enforcing the
statutes relating to the employment of dis
charged soldiers and sailors in tho civil service,
held a large meeting on Thursday at the Fifth
Avenuo Hotel, when a sub-committee reported
tho result of their visits to tho several Grand
Army Posts. It was frankly admitted that
tho only obstaclo met witJi was an apprehen
sion on tho part of many comrades that tho
new organization would antagonize the work
of the Grand Army of the Republic. This Avas
everywhere explained by said committee not
to bo tho intention of the association, but, on
the contrary, that it would co-operate with,
and, in fact, form an independent branch of
the Order, and would report its actions to tho
constituted authorities of the Order, aud the
inlormation of comrades generally. Com
mander Nicholas W. Day presided at this
meeting, and Comrade Roberts acted as secre
tary. The report, as given above by Comrade
Harrington, was approved. Tho new organ
ization is now known as the "Grand Army
Constitutional Rights Association," and adher
ents from all parts of tho State aro steadily
joining it. It is anticipated that by the end
of tho year every Post in tho State of New
York will send a duly accredited delegate to
tho general committee. New Jersey, it is
understood, will organizo an association similar
to tho ono now firmly established in New
Evacuation Day, the 25th instant, will bo
observed this year moro than nsually, as it is
the ninety-ninth anniversary of the departuro
of tho British from New York soil. The Old
Guard, under command of Major McLean, will
parado with full ranks, and be present at tho
Battery when tho old custom of hoisting the
nag to tho masthead will be duly observed. A
brief oration will bo delivered by General
Henry A. Barnum during tho ceremonies, and
the Old Guard will have the escort of soveral
Grand Army details. In the afternoon there
will bo a banquet at the Old Guard headquar
ters in Fifth avenue and 11th street'?.
A Camp-firo of no mean pretentions was
given on Thursday evening last by Shields
Post. No. G9, John Beattie, Commander. Thoro
was considerable hilarity among the volcrans,
and there were numerous visitors from Brook
lyn and New York Posts, Xos. 10 and 20 being
especially well represented.
At tho Department headquarters Assistant"
Adjutant-General Hopper reports tho organiza
tion of three more Posts in tho State of New
York. Tho last one noticed in these columns'
was Post 303. The new Posts just chartered
aro Post 309 at Cambridge, Washington county :
Post 310 at Leon, Cattaraugus county; Post 311
at Liberty, Sullivan county. All signs now
point to tho fact that at tho end of Commander
Eraser's administration ho will have tho proud
satisfaction of having organized more Posts in
the Stato of New York than any previous
The various Posts aro getting ready for tho
elections which tako place at the first meetings
in December. It is understood th.it there will
bo numerous changes in tho commands of
several leading Posts.
Rico Post, No. 20, Max Recce commander,
have engaged tli e Grand Opera House for De
cember 11th, loth, and Kith for tho purpose of
strained. Ho assured her of his sympathy and
help, with tho hope that justice would be done.
as Ave had now a soldier at tho Pension Office.
And, oh, how many such caes there aro which
do not como to notice, and, as ho remarked, if
some of those who Avrito the venomous articles
in the papers were only placed in a similar posi
tion, there would not be quite so many of them
written. Tho views wero also exhibited for
the benefit of those avIio had not seen them.
We wero also favored with remarks, recitations,
and songs, by our visitors, and some of our own
members, Avhen, owing to our visitors having
to leavo on the train at 12 p. m., it Avas closed
with tho song, " Marching Through Georgia,"
having, as expressed by all, been an ovening of
great enjoyment and profit, and, as Ave hope,
be the means of increasing our members. Wo
arc trying to arrange to attend a Camp-fire at
Post Custer, Bennington, Vt., next Saturday, and
there is a new Post to bo mustered at Cambridge,
Washington co., a few miles from here, next
Friday evening. Hope to send you some moro
subscribers next week.
Yours, in F., C, and L.,
Albert E. Proctor; treasurer, Col. Alfred X.
At a meeting of delegates from tho State
Posts of tho Graud Army of the Republic on
October 13th an executive committee Avas ap
pointed to consider means of protecting the
interests of veteran soldiers and sailors Avho
hold or seek Government appointments. This
committee met last week at the Fifth Avenue
Hotel, Colonel Nicholas W. Day, commander of
Dix Post, presiding, and formed the G. A. R.
Constitutional Rights Association. Tho mem
bers of tho committee pledged themsch-cs not
to accept, any position of profit or trust under
the National Go'crnment during the term for
Avhich they have been chosen. A committee of
three Avas appointed to inA-estigate the case of
Harvey B. Denison of Rankin Post, No. 10, who
AA-as recently dismissed from a place in the Navy
Joe Hooker Post, No. 11 ; D. F. Fryer, Sherman
Post. Xo. 15; H. T. Batchelder, Halleck Post,
Xo. 10; E.T.Stephens, Lander I'ost, No. 27;
.;. -v. xjaooiir. .lames A. Uartield Post. No. 34;
George C. Williams, Geo. W. DeLong Post, Xo.
15. Thoy will bo obeyed and resneeted aeenrd-
noming a lair so as to increase their relief
fund. A beautiful silk flag, a diamond badge,
a sword and sash aro to be voted for by tho
comrades of various Posts.
Department Commander Frascr has ap
pointed a general court-martial for tho trial of
Comrade Solomon Lang, quartermaster of Rob
ert Anderson Post, Xo. 5S. The follOAving is
the detail for tho court: X. W. Day, Post 135,
president; J. W. Dick, Post 20; B. F. Finley,'
Post 31; W. E. Turner, Post ."3; Joseph Hum
phries, Post 12; Lehman Israels, Post 13; Alex.
Francisco, Post ISO; J. Gray Boyd to be jndgo
advocate. The court Avill assemble at Schilling
Hall on the 21th inht.
Burning Fine Knots Sons From Where T.Vy Prize
tlio Sun Up.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Camden, Mi:. Gcorga S. Cobb Post, No. 03,
G A. R., Avas i ust i tuted at this place on the
evening of October 26th by J. F. Foster, Assist
ant Adjutant-General rf the Department of
Maine, assisted by comrades from Edwin Libby
Post, of Rockland, and also from Thomastou
Post to tho number of thirty-three. Nineteen
Intcrosllns Statements or tlio Condition or Post
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Greenfield, Ind., Nov. 9. It is Avith picas
ure that I record a visit to Samuel II. Dunbar
Post, No. 92, of this place, and present these in
teresting features to your myriads of intelligent
readers. They are a class of intelligent com
rades that it does ono good to meet Avith, ono
Avhcroa"fcast of reason and a flow of soul"
continually dwells, resembling in many re
spects the beautiful place that they call their
homes, and all apjicar to bo fully imbued with
the principles of our Order, determined to bo
Tlrtf: Anltr fr.Ynytti! r TnHAM 1.... -1
""" . v,..io " ua, uui eomraiics in
spirit and comrades in soul.
Commander SiioAV tells me OA'er since tlio war
there has ahvays been a soldier and veteran
association of Hancock county. This Avas
merged into tho Grand Army. Out of that
sprang this Post. Comrade Snow was president
of that for years, organized this Post, and Avaa
unanimously chosen commander; S. V. C.
Joseph Baldwin; J.V. C.,Leo O. Harris; Chap
lain, G. W. Duncan; Sur., Thos. A. Carr; Adj.,
Thos. Gerry ; O. IX, Richard A. Black ; O. G., Al
mond Keifer; Q. M. S., W. H. H. Gooding; Q.
M., J. A. Curry; S. M., T. S. EsIcoav. The Pos"t
now numbers lAvcnly-fivo, and are confident
they can swell their ranks until every worthy
soldier ansAvcrs their roll-call. They hold
their meetings Avcekly. All officers Avear their
rank badges. When they become folly " broke
in" they all expect to make it both an object
and a pleasure to belong to the Post. Com
rades arc equally divided in sentiment from
both parlies. A number of them are in high
standing, several attorneys, prominent mem
bers of the bar. Each comrade has appointed
himself a special recruiting officer to incrcaso
their membership to one hundred before tho
Wood Tost, So '!, G. A. It.
Special Correspondence National Tribune,
IIoosick Falls, X. Y., Nov. 11. Wo had
our first Camp-firo last Friday ovening, the
30th, and Avere visited by the Commander and
others of Lcav Morris Post, Xo. 121, of Albany;
Commander Keith and others, of Willard Post'
Xo. 31, of Troy; Ed waul Watson, of Wheeler
Post, Xo 92, Saratoga; W. IL Hall, of tho I'ost
at North Adams, Mass., and Commander Frost
and others, of Custer Post, No. -12, of Benning
ton, Vt., and, to our great .surprise and pleas
ure, Past Department Commander Corporal
James Tanner, of Brooklyn, X. Y. At 7:30 p.
m., it being our regular meeting night, avo pro
ceeded to muster a comrade, assisted by our
visiting comrades from Albany, Avho kindly
brought Avith them a sciopticon and views of
the war, so arranged as to accompany tho mus
tering and give a splendid effect as the Com
mander gave the charge to tho comrade, mak
ing both pleasing, and, above all, impre&Sh'o
cll'ect. After Avhich tlio hall was thiown open
for all veterans to como in Avith us. Our hall
not being very large, avo avci-c obliged to con.
fine ourselves to ex-soldiers much to our regret,
especially as avo had the pleasure of listening
to the soul-stirring words of the silver-tongued
orator, Corporal Tanner. Although very much
indisposed by sickness, and very much fatigued,
having como from Brooklyn since morning, he,
however, spoke to us for half an hour of our
duty as comrades, and urging all avJio had not
already done so to unilo themsch'cs Avith the
grandest organization in our country to-day,
the G. A. R.; and Avhat had boon accompliahed
by the soldiers, but at Avhat a cost! He also
spoke of an elderly, genteel lady, Avith hair
blanched Avhito, and caro Avritten upon her
features, Avho camo to solicit his assistance in
obtaining the pension due, but so far unsettled.
Her story briefly Avas : Beforo tho Avar a hus
band and fi'e children, three boys aud two
girls; they had, by economy, given to those
children an education ; tho future looked
bright and promising. When the Avar came
upon us the three boys obeyed tho call of duly;
one died upon the field of battle, another came
homo a physical AVicck, Avorso than death, a
care and burden; then tho third, brought
home to linger a fow dirys, Avas laid aAvay in
death, then the husband and father, too, Avero
called, leaving her and tho daughters to strug
gle as best they might, with tho invalid brother
to caro for. Truly the tears eemld not be re-
ir)lHlAVAH.C..1..1 J i n . -.. , .. . -
...... ...u ,vl ouiiMjumai i.annns n men it contains
for the ISojs.
Post 360, G. A. R., Avill bo organized in a few
days at Minouk, 111.
Thoburn Post, G. A. R., Martin's Forry, O.,
is talking of organizing a brass band.
Past Department Commander W. H. Mallory
died at Bridgeport, Connecticut, Xo-. 8th.
a I'ost ol the G. A. R. Avas organized at Mon
damin, Harrison co., Iowa, on tho 23d of Octo
ber Avith seventeen charter members.
Reno Post, G. A. R., of Williamsport, has now
taken chargo of the moA'cment to erect a county
soldiers' monument and Avill push tho Avork.
Tlio battle flag of tho Ono Hundred and
Seventh O. V. I. has lately been placed in tho
relic room of tho Stato capital at Columbus, O.
A petition has been forwarded, through Tni:
Tribune, to the Commander-in-Chief of tho
Grand Army for tho establishment of a Post at
P. M. Coilen Post, Xo. 93, Department of
Iowa, has gained twenty-fiA-c members in the
past month. A strong eilbrt is being made to
enlarge tho membership.
Xathaniel Lyon Pot, G. A. R., Webster, Mass.,
of which Comrade E. W. Smith, late Fifth X. H.
regiment, is commander, held a fair last AA"eek,
Avhich realized them a goodly sum.
Charles Chipman Post, 132, G. A. R., of Sand
wich, had its first public Camp-fire last Thurs
day, attended by about 300. Department Com
mander Patch and Chief Mustering Officer A.
C. Monroo A-crc present and made addresses.
Ellis I'ost, Xo. G, G. A. 11., Avill hold a fair in
Toavu Hall, Germantown, Penn., beginning the
15th instant, the direct management being in
the hands of the Ladies' Auxiliary Corps of the
Post. Tho proceeds will bo devoted to charity.
James A. Smith Post, G. A. R., was organized
at Millard, Adair county, Missouri, October 5th.
Sixteen members Avero mustered in, ail deeply
interested and determined to make thisalivo
Post. Captain W. A. Falkenstein, late of Third
Missouri volunteers, Avas chosen commander.
Mitchell Post, G. A. R., of Springfield, Ohio,
held a rousing good Camp-firo on the 9th inst
Delegations from the Posts of neighboring
towns visited Mitchell Post, and kept up a good
time until after midnight. Colonel Putnam
Avelcomcd tiie visitors in a bright speech, and
recounted the history of the receiving Post.
Aaron F. Stevens Post, G. A. 11.. of Pcters-
Dorough, N. H., held a grand Camp-firo at their
hall on the night of tho th inst. Speeches,
singing, music, receiving tho election returns
by telegraph, etc., A-ere on tho programme of
exercises. A sumptuous supper concluded tho
The Ex-Soldiers' Association of Columbus,
Ohio, at their meeting November 9, had under
consideration the project of a grand Reunion
next summer, and appointed a committee to
awaken tho interest of the comrades in tho
aflair, so as to make it a success. Tho Associa
tion will give an entertainment in January,
that promise! to bo up to their former standard.
On tho night of the 7th instant (election
night) tlio comrades of Sherman Post, No. 0,
G. A. R., Taylor's Falls, Minnesota, gaA'o a de
lightful ball at Payne's Hall, at Avhich Avero
assembled many of tho best citizens of tho
country. A fine supper Avas prepared aud
served at the Dalles Houso. The entertain
ment netted a handsome sum to tho funds of
this old reliable Post.
At tho regular encampment of Mansfield
PostNo. 35, G. A. R., Brooklyn, New York,
held in their hall on tho ce.ning of November
7th, they entertained William D. Kennedy
Post, No. -12, Avhich made them a formal visita
tion. Tho comrades of both Posts " fratern
ized" until late in the night and oa-cu then tho
hours seemed to have flown by Avith umvonled
Tho lady friends of tho members of Wilson
Po:it, No. 1, Baltimore, Md., are making oxtcn-MA-e
arrangements for their fair and levee to bo
held at tho Concordia Opera 1 louse from De
cember 3Sth to tho U'M inclusive. Tho fair
Avill bo opened by Gen. W. T. Sherman, U. S.
A., or, in caso of his absence, by some officer of
high standing Avho participated in tho late Avar.
Tho famous Washington Light Infantry Avill
drill Wednesday evening, December 20th. Tho
Washington Veteran Corps will also participate
on Friday evening.
William Smith Post, G. A. R., av.os organized
at Sheridan, Indiana, October 5th, Avith about
thirty chat ter members, and tho folloAvinr offi
cers: Commander, A. Alcon; S. V. U, J. P.
Rradfield; J. V. C, W. II. Green; Adj't, L. B."
Z.iring; (J. M., Marion liom-en; Surgeon, E.II.
Davenport; Chaplain, Eli iliatt; O. D., James
Hamilton ; O. G., A. O. Bragg; Sorgeant-Major,
J. S. Kercheval ; Q. M.-Serg't, Josiah Gilliiaml.
Tho funeral of Captain J. R. Simonds, of
Company K, Seven teen th Massachusetts regi
ment, occurred Xo-ember 9lh at Melrose. Tiio
services Avero conducted by Uca J. G. Taylor,
pastor of tho Highland Chapel. Delegates
Avero present representing Iho Odd FcIIoavs,
Masons, and U. S. Grant Post, 12, G. A. It. Tho
old battlo flag Avhich Avas presented to him
when ho left for tho seat ofAvarAvas borno in
uie procession, u no remains Avere interred at
James C. Rico Post, No. 29, G. A. R., Max
Rceco Commander, Avill hold a fair in the Grand
Opera House, Xew York City, Wednesday,
Thursday, and Friday, December 13, 1-1, and 15.
Among the members of the Post are General
Charles Roomc, Col. S. V. 1:. Crugcr, Col. John
W. Marshall, and others. Tho lunds of tho
organization are devoted to tho relief of deserv
ing soldiers and tho Avidows and orphans of
soldiers. A handsome silk flair, a swonl iti.1
bolt, and a diamond badge are among tho arti
cles to bo A"oted for.
The annual meeting of tho Fusileer Veteran
Association Avas held in Boston November Sth,
at the armory of the active company, in Boyl
falon Hall. There was a good attendance. Tho
secretary and treaburer submitted their reports
shoAving the association to bo in a flourishing
condition. It Avas voted to luiA'e tho annual
supper on November 17, and to invite the act-h-c
company to participate. Tho following
officers Avero elected for tho ensuing year:
President, Col. Lucius B. Marsh; first vice
president, Capt. Dexter Pratt; second vice
president, Maj. J. McDonough; secretary, Capt,
Morris W. Haekman, late Co. G. TAventy
ninth Pennsylvania, of Carlisle, Pa., takes ex
ception to a remark mado by our Philadelphia
correspondent, Avho, in his letter on the bi-Cen-tennial,
referred to the Twelfth Corps as the
corps that broke on Cemetery Hill at Gettys
burg. He says: "In the first place, the Twelfth
Corps AA-as not on Cemetery Hill, but on Culp's
Hill. Socond, the Twelfth Corps never broke
there nor elsewhere. E-cry man avIio Avore the
red-and-whilo star will resent tho insult."
GRAND ARMY ORDERS.
nEADQ'ns Dep't of Neekaska, G. A. R.,
Linclon, Ner., Noa 1, 1SS2.
General Orders No. 9. J
The following Posts h.-u-e been mustered since
the issue of General Orders. Xo. 8:
1 oilocc PostXo. 103, Brownvillo, August 10;
VII. It is expected that e-ery Post in this
Department will be represented in the six
teenth annual Encampment, Avhich will not
only be the largest, but the most important
Encampment, for many reasons, since tho or
ganization of the Department of California;
and in order that comrades may have amplo
time to make tho neccsiry business arrange
ments, it is hereby announced that the six
teenth annual Encampment of this Department
Avill convene in San Francisco on Friday, Jan
uary 19, 15S3. It is honed and eonfiilentlv nv.
peeted that arrangements can be nntdc to allow
eomrades from interior Posts a material reduc
tion m transportation charges.
Post Commanders Avho desire reductions in
oc.ialt ot thoir representatives will correspond
t'itt lieiu1nrters in relation thereto.
III. Ihe following named Posts have failed
to send reports for third quarter. L2, and will
forward their reports and per capita tax Avith
out further delay, to enable the consolidated "
report to be sent to National Headquarters,
as required by law, and which is now overdue
ten days: Nos. IS, 20, 21. 25, -13 and 11. '
.v. I f any comrade knoAvs the name and ad
dress ot any one who served in thcFourth
..lichigan volunteer cavalry, he will please
notify this office.
By command of
W. A. Roeixfon,
r. ,r r n Dept. Commander.
Geo. A. McCaety,
auj.ii.-iu. idm, o. jwj. urocK, August 11; SuIIy
Post, Xo. 105, North Bend, August 14; Kirk
wooii I'ost, Xo. l(j;, bpringiield, August 15;
Coats Post, Xo. 307. Dorchester. Ann?t:
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iwuivui i u-,l. .no. hi.-, uxmrii- An
thewson I'ost, Xo. 109, Norfolk, AuguU 1G;
Omaha Po-;f, Xo. 110, Omaha, August 18; Ser
geant uiover i'ost, iso. ill, Phelps August
Dr. Pierce's "Favorite Prescription" is a
most powerful restoratiA-e tonic, also combining
tho most valuable nervine properties, especially
adapted to the wants of debilitated ladies suf
fering from Aveak back, imvard fever, conges
tion, inflammation, or ulceration, or from ner
vousness or neuralgic pains. By druggists.
rost, iso. ie.', Pimn Creek, August ;
Harren Post, No. 113. Gibbon, August 21;
Whitehead Post, No. Ill, Orleans, August ;
Po,t, No. 315, Wymore, August ;
Stoneman Post. No. 1 U, Ponea, October 1 ; Col
lins Poit. Xo. 117. Glenn vtllo (iptnlmi-ft. 1.,
or lost. Xo. 118, Tekamah, Oct. 10; Grainger
Post, Xo. 119, Decatur, October! 1 ; Garrett Post,
No. 120, Arapahoe. Oclobrr U and several nf.li-
ers Avill be mustered immediately.
inc Lommandcr-iii-Chief and the Depart
ment Commander Avish every Post in Nebraska
to exert themseh-Cf. in recruiting and uniform
ing. The commander congratulates the com
rades upon the general prosperity of the Order
throughout the Department, and returns his
sincere thanks to those comrades who lm-e
been active in the organization of Posts and the
general adA-anccment of the Order in the State.
Tho attention of Post commanders is enll.nl
to the action of the fourtli annual Encampment,
requiring that a badge be presented to the re
cruit at tho altar at time of muster-in, and no
recruit is fully mustered unless this elansn is
Owing to change of national headquarters
from Boston to Omaha, and tho necessary
transfer of supplies and records, tliero has been
much delay in filling requisitions for supplies,
but avo trust that hereafter avo shall be able to
fiil orders as soon as recei-cd.
Owing to repeated absenco from this office of
(he Assistant Adjutant-General, avIio has mus
tered most of the neAvly organized Posts, some
delay has been caused in tho answering of let
ters, and comrades should take this into con
sideration if they arc obliged to wait for an
bAvers at any time.
The national countersign AA-as changed on
August 1st, and IVwt commanders Avho have not
receiA-ed it should make application for it to
thoso headquarters immediately.
The earnest attention of Post commanders is
called to the urgent necessity of making reports
iiiuru promptly at tuo close of cadi quarter.
Posts 5, 29. 31, 15, 71, 93, and 91 are still de
linquent lor the second quarter, and Post 08 for
the first and second quarters. For this delay
there is no excuse. Adjutants of Posts are
aware that reports will be required at the close
of the quarter and should lurve the blanks so
filled from time to time that the Avork of com
pleting tho report can be done in a short time
at the lasD stated meeting of the Post in each
quarter. Upon tho membership of the Posts as
reported September 30th is based their repre
sentation to tiie annual Encampment of the
Department. Reports mnrt be fonwirded to the
Assistant Adjutant-General as soon as the tenth
day after the quarter expires.
Tho following additional appointments on
the Staff of the Uenartmonfc ennnreimlor ivo
hereby announced :
E. I. Rozgen, Post 25; G. T. Belding, Post
9o; S. Millgate, Post 92; L. M. Copeland, I'ost
91; M. W. Stone, Pose 90; W. H. Stout, Post
89; G. H. Chase, Post 87; R. Coolv, Post 55;
M. Warren, Post 83; A. V. Cole, Post SI; X. It.
Brown. Post 79; J. Ireland, Post 77: J. Lindon,
Post 7b"; C. U. Banagar, Post 75; F. M. Wim
berly, Post 73; T. Howard, Post 71 ; M. L.
Jlolt, Post 70; .1. Macklo, Post 60 ; IL S. Best,
I'ost (JO; 11 M. Btinrer. Post 05: E. M. Mei.irol. i
PostGl: M. Elliott, Past 03; O. N. Cobb, Post
02; C. Thornauo. Post 01; G. W. Limbocker,
Post 00: S. M. Wood. Post 59; A. A. Ililler,
Post 50: F. M. Fi&h. Post 55; C. W.Redfern.
Post 51; CSIader, Post 52; G. II. Tracy, Post
51; M. H. Felt. Post IS.
The Post ollicers should appear in uniform
Avitli side arms at eery meeting of the Post.
By command of
S. J. Alexander,
Bead. P. Cooic, Commander.
IlKADQtTAIiTEKS DEI'T. OF CALIFORNIA,
Grand Araiy of the Repuislic,
222 Sansomo st., San Francisco, Oct. 31, 1SS2.
General Orders, No. 9.
I. The attention of Post commanders is called
to the journal of tho sixteenth annual Encamp
ment of the ( !. A. R., hold at Baltimore, in June
last, a copy of Avhich will be sent at onco to
OA-cry Po.t. Post oilicers aud assistant insnpefc-
ors aro requested to note carefully the action
taken on the report of the committee on changes
in It. ami R. and Ritual, to be found ou pages ;v?7,
8S8, 889, ami rt90, and Avill make the necessary
changes in their Avork. f conform to such
amendments as were adopted by the Eueamp
ment. It lias been reported that two or moro
Posts in this Department havo already made
some material changes in their AA-ork. and it, is
hereby ordered that all ritualMic ceremonies
will hereafter be conducted strictly in compli
ance Aith the Ritual, as chmujed. Assistant
inspectors Avill receive instructions from the
Department Inspector, so that tho work may
bo uniform throughout this Department.
II. By General Orders, Xo. 4, from National
Headquarters, Idaho has been placed under tho
jurisdiction of this Department.
III. The following-named Posts Ii.ia-o been
mustered sinco publication of General Orders,
Xo. 5: Cusliing Post, Xo. It, San Buena-en-lura,
J. C. Oliver, P.O.; George W. De Lou"
Post, Xo. .15, Honolulu, It. I., R. W. Laine, i
C; Colonel Cass Post. Xo. -10. San Pmneism.
Jerome Deasy, P. C; Lou Morris Por, No. -17,
Livermore, F. F. Carndufl', P. C; James A.
Garfield Post, Xo.l, Bellcvue, Idaho (attached,)
TIie Knipp Works at Essen.
&ta7i nnd Eiscn.
The firm of Fricdrich Krupp owns near Essen
0 good and healthy lodgings for families.
inhabited by about 10,000 people. The various
colonics are transA-crsed by wide streets lighted
by gas, and are supplied with good and suffi
cient AA-ater by the aqueduct of the factory.
The annual rent for family lodgmes of from
tA-o to four pieces (besides cellar and attic
accommodation) varies from 00 to 10 marks.
Single workmen can find board and lodging at
a largo boarding-house, capable of holding
1,S00, at SO pfennige (20 cents United States
currency) a man aulay. For more experienced
aim oetter paid men a special warding estab
lishment has b?en put up, at Avhich they can
live for 1 mark 10 pfennige (27J cents United
States currency) per head and day. There aro
150 lodgings set asido for the foremen and
officials of the factory. There is also a com
mon bakery, which turns out annually 130 tons
of Avhite and 2,100 tons of black bread; a
butchery, furnishing the meat for the A-ork-people
from -150 pieces of large cattle and 1,500
smaller animals per annum ; besides shops of
every description, a sclters-water manufactory,
a tavern called tho " Essener nof," seA-en beer
saloons, Avith billiards, bowling alleys, &c.
The colony of Kroncnberg has a daily market.
The trading places, shops. &c, giA-o" employ
ment to 270 persons, and their annual transac
tions amount to 2,250,000 marks, all the sales
being "cash." On principle.no profits are to
bo made, and thus far subsidies have been re
quired e-ery year, the management of thn
shops, &c, not being an association on the part
of the AA-orkmen, but an undertaking of Tho
firm, and conducted on its account for the
benefit of the Avork-pcople. The cast-steel fac
tory has a hospital, a houso for contagious dis
eases, aud a bath-house. Special care is taken
of thesehools. School-houses, with twenty airv
school-rooms, are placed at the disposal oY
colony Altendorf ; Kronenberg and Schederhof
h.we a priA-ate school, conducted by one rector,
eight male and four female teachers, besides
two assistants. The pupils number about 1,000.
For instruction in feminine handiwork there
aro two industrial schools, one for adults, tho
other for schoolgirls ; the former under tho
direction of an inspectrcss and eight female
teachers to upAvards of 700 pupils; the latter
conducted by twelve female teachers, one-half
of AA-hom aro widows of former workmen.
An Ancry Duchess.
From the London World.
Such a scene as that Avhich happened in tb
"Birdcage" at XcAvmarket, preA-ious to tho
commencement; of racing 6n Thursday, was
neA-er before Avitnessed on a race-course. Mar-
tini and Narcissa Avere telegraphed as starters
for the Subscription Stakes, and Wood, the
jockey, Avas, in his scarlet jacket and cap, ready
for orders. But he camo in for a "wigging"
instead from the Dowager Duchess of Mon
trose. aa-Iio folloAved him across the enclosure,
ejaculating in a loud voice: "How dare you
Ajeigh contrary to my orders? You knew that
aa-c had decided not to run any horses to-day!
We will not endure such abuse as we have been
subjected to in tho papers!" Turning upon
Sherrard. her trainer, Avho came up at the mo
ment, tho Duchess "read the riot act" to him
in similar terms, and, bursting into a paroxysm
ol tears, fairly broke doAvn. Leaning fonvard
on the rail which provides a passage for the
jockeys and trainers to the weighing room, her
Grace cried pitcously, whereupon Sir George
Chetwynd came to tho rescue, and conducted
the Duchess into one of the open saddling stalls,
aAvay from the public gaze. On recoA-ering
composure, the lady insisted upon Martini's
number being taking c1oaa-ii, but on being in
formed by ono of the steAA'ards that such a step
Avould necessitate their fining Mr. CraAvford
50, the horse was allowed to start. His suc
cess added fuel to Urn llame. as did the subse
quent defeat of other Bedford Lodge favorites
that da a.
J. G. Kelly, P. (A; Arthur Guornsov Post. Xo.
2, LcAviston, Idaho (attached), G. A. Manning,
IV. Commanders of Posts aro reminded that
tho nomination for oliicer3 for 1.83 must ho
mado at the last meeting in November, and
that at tlio same time representaliAes to
tho annual Encampment must also be nomi
nated in accordance Avith Articlo 2, Chapter 3,
Rules aud Regulations, page 12.
V. Immediately after the olection of ollicers,
tho Adjutant of each Post will report on a form
Avhich Avill be furnished from this nflice thn
names of the P. C, S. V. C, J. V. G, and of all
Past Department aud Past Post Commanders
avIio have remained in good standing (also of
Past Commanders transferred from another
Post in this Department), and tho names of
comrades elected as representatives and alter
nates, numerically arranged. This report to
bo signed by tlio P. C. and countersigned by
tho Adjutant, Avhich will be tho only form of
VI. Tho following additional appointments
on tho staff of the Department Commander are
hereby announced :
To bo Aids-de-Camp Charles If. Eldrcdge,
Geo. W. DeLong Post, Xo. -15, Honolulu, n. i.
Charles J. Pullen, Lou Morris Post, Xo. 47
Livormoro, Gd. ; W. P. Hetherington, of Lin
coln Post, No. 1, for Eureka, Cal.
To be Assistant Inspectors JE. B. Dunning,
The Kattle of the .Vile.
From the London Daily Sews.
A spectacle interesting to eA-ery Englishman
AA-as recently Avitnessed in Portsmouth Harbor.
On the 21st of October, every year, Nelson's old
ship, tho Victory, now nearly 1-0 years old. is
dre.scd in laurels, and her masts once more dis
play tho lattered sails Avhich bear such evidence
of the fierco fight at Trafalgar, seventy-sevca
years ago. Tho brass plate upon the quarter
deck, with the inscription, "Here Nelson Fell,"
receives an extra polish, aud the tars on board
solemnly drink to the memories of those Avho
fell in the greatest na-al struggle England ever
An old physician, retired from practice, hav
ing had placed in his hands by an East India
missionary tho formula of a simple vegetable
remedy for the speedy and permanent cure for
Consumption, Brochitis, Catarrh. Asthma, and
all throat and lung affections, also a positive
and radical cure for nervous debility and all
ncrA-ous complaints, after having tostcd its
Avonderful curative powers in thousands of
cases, has felt it his duty to make it knoAvn to
his suffering fellows. Actuated by this moti-o
and a desire to relieve human sneering, I avi'U
send free of charge, to all avIio desiro it, this
recipe, in German, French, or English, Avith
full directions for preparing and using. Sent
by mail by addressing, Avith stamp, naming
this paper, W. A. No yes, 119 iWer's Block,
L'ochcster, X. Y.
Young ladies on the eve of marriage now
giA-e " spinster dinners," at Avhich female friehds
only arc entertained. This is a fair offset to tho
customory " bachelor suppers." The groom has
long enough monopolized tho pretense of bid
ding adieu to his follies,