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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. 0., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1882.
GRAND ARMY AFFAIRS.
Commander-in-Chief Yandervoort in
NEWS FROM NEW YORK.
Wliat our Haversack is jjUled
CjciI Corrtapondeno National Trlbnne.
Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 18. The long-lookcd-for
visit of General Yandorvoort has kept the
comrades of McCoy Post, No. 1, in a state of
preparation, the results of which were gratify
ing to all in tho successful carrying out of the
arrangement! at tho City Hall on tho night of
tho 15th. Before tho distinguished visitors
arrived the hall had become crowded, and great
ingenuity was required to obtain even standing
Among those present were General Paul
Yandervoort, Commander-in-Chief of tho G. A.
B. of Amr " -.; Charles T. Clark, Department
Commander; J. D. Zimmerman, Medical Di
rector of Department; H. A. Axline, Council
of Administration; C. C. Goddard, Commander
of Zanosville Post; John Carhart, District In
spector of Reserve; Geu. S. B. Smith; 3. St. J.
Clarkson. of Dayton, District Mustering Officer;
Joseph Amos, Quartermaster-General; Moses
H. Neil, J. V. C. of J. C. McCoy Post; Dr. Sad
ler, Surgeon ; George Snyder, O. D. ; Dr. W. E.
Moore, Chaplain ; W. J. Elliott, District Mus
tering Officer; J. C. Donaldson. Chief Muster
ing Officer; Robert McCarter. A. D. C; Capt.
Couant, Adjutant of Post at Sunbury, O. Bo
Bides these thore were representatives of over
City Posts, located in the vicinity of Columbus.
All of the gentlemen on the stage appeared in
full uniform, presenting a very handsome ap
pearance. The exercises wero opened promptly at eight
o'clock by Commander C. N. Bancroft, who,
after prayer and music, delivered tho addres3
of welcome to the Commander-in-Chief, in
which he pointed out tho very gratifying
growth of McCoy Tost. It was organised Jan
uary 7, 1SS1, with but fifty-one members, and
has now on its Tostor 520 comrades.
General Yandervoort was then introduced,
and received with hearty applause. He said
that McCoy Post was one of the largest in the
country, and only exceeded in numbers by
Posts at Lynn, Mas., Nos. 2 and 5 in Philadel
phia, Wilson of Baltimore, aud George II.
Thomas of San Francisco. lie remarked that
if McCoy desired to further add to its numbers,
it might probably have to import them from
Borne sister Stato. He then gave a review of
the Order, dwelling with apparent pleasure on
the reawakened interest in the grand objects
of Fraternity, Charity and Loyalty, as evi
denced throughout the country in tho almost
daily mustering of new Posts. Tho whole of
his address was followed by the close attention
of his hearers, who showed their appreciation
of it by long and continuous applause at its
Commander Yandervoort was followed by
Department Commander Charles T. Clark, who
gave a short history of the Order in . Ohio.
Other speeches, songs, music by the Barracks
band, &c., completed tho exorcised of tho even
ing. After the programme had been carried out,
Commander Yandervoort was detained quite a
while in the hall shaking hands with tho old
comrades, who were happy in this opportunity
to greet, as it were, the wholo Grand Army.
A banquet to the Commander-in-Chief was
given by Commander Carl N. Bancroft, of
McCoy Post, to which about twenty guests
seated themselves for a long evening of unin
terrupted, enjoyment. Songs wsre sung, jokes
wore unearthed from tho mold of age3 and
brought forward as now, reminiscences of "war
times" recounted and magnified, as only tho
lapse of years can effect, comrades vicing with
each other to recount the most startling adven
tures. At last the merriment ended, and the
Email hours found tho veterans seeking their
various homes, well pleased to have met tho
representative of the Grand Army.
GENERAL LE FEVRE.
A Flag Presentation anil Hie 7aj the General Ro
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Sidney, O., Nov. 12. Few men have en
deared themselves more to the people than
General Ben Le Fevre, of Ohio, tho great
champion of the soldiers' rights. To tho wel
fare of his late comrades every energy of his
Boul seems to be bent. He is in constant re
ceipt of testimonials of esteem from the bravo
boys to whom he has so often and so cheerfully
extended a helping hand. A few days ago,
several hundred fnends assembled at the farm
and residence of the General to participate in
tue hoisting and presentation of a beautiful
rational flag aud staff, by ex-soldiers of
the late war and the Grand Army of the Repub
lic, to him who occupied a large place in their
Lcirts. Bands of music enlivened tho occasion
wuli stirring National airs. After the staff had
been hoisted, Captain C. W. McKce, of the G.
A G., in a neat and appropriate speech, made a
formal presentation of the Hag. Tho starry
tanner was then sent np to its place amid tho
lurty cheers of the assemblage. General Lo
Fevre, in an eloquent response, said: "This is
t..e happiest moment of my life. Fifty years
ago, my father, then in early manhood, camo
c:i what was scarcely more than an Indian
tra:', and settled here in the woods, and
Li. re I first breathed the breath of life. Nearly
e.ry one of you knew my father, now passed
awav. and it is unnecessary for me to here dwell
en Ins virtues. But whatever I have had or
cr,nyid of success in life I owo to tho advico
&lJ instructions of that father.
"Wim u worn and sometimes defeated in my
crAinons and efforts, I always found one at
hcie to take me by the hand and encourago
rno in life's battle. This flag is the same em
Li.m that floated over our armies at Boston,
E-iukcr Hill, sew Orleans, Shiloh, Gettysburg,
Ed thousands of other places where the tri
umph of our arms, tho prosperity of our coun
try, and the advance of civilization had been
c-tn."-hed. It needs no standing army to pro
tect it. It is the emblem of order aud peace, as
well as the emblem of our country. I welcome
you ad to this home, and while I have received
your confidence to the extent of this honor,
inay I by my acts moot your approval EtilL"
TLxO ceremonies closed by singing "America"
ar.U the " btar Spangled Banner," in whicli all
jtiued with hearty zest. Soldier.
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Good Clier Atnontr the JiHckcjo l.ojs.
I Special CorrenpoiHlence National Tribune.
Springfield, Ohio, Nov. 11. After a busy
t time of preparation Mitchell Post, No. 43, G.
A. R., of tin's city, lit the kindlings and had
te r4, Camp-fire of the season brightly burn
ing l.t Thursday evening, when tho delega
tion of sixty-two comrades of Ransom Read
Po t, No. 113, of Marysville, came over to assist
lit the foraging. It did not take long for the
boys to renew their old friondship and form
new onu& with thoeo who hud fought in the
old causa. At "cupper call" th thru
long tables were crowded in tho quick time
that only could be accomplished by those who
have " boon to the wars." An eloquent Bilence
gavo a flattering tribute to the rapidly-disposed-of
Commander Putnam opened tho after-supper
feast, and amid the clouds of smoke heartily
welcomed all who came, closing with tho an
nouncement of tho first toast, "The Grand
Army of the Republic." No fitter person to
respond to this inspiring theme could have been
chosen than Colonel W. L. Curry, commander
of tho Marysville Post, who delighted all with
his eloquent address. Other addresses, songs,
recitations, aud the usual flow f jovial humor
followed until the time arrived when tho Ma
rysville Post had to leave, in order to catch the
12:55 a. m. train for homo.
Mitchell Post will attend in a body the re
ception tendered to Commander-in-Chief Yan
dervoort at Columbus, Thursday ovening next.
Yours, in F., C. aud L., Buckeye.
Warsaw Totorans In Una.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Warsaw, Lnd., Nov. 13. Kosciusko Post,
No. 114, of tho G. A. R., was organized in War
saw, Ind., November 10th, 1SS2. A number of
comrades, including Col. Robinson, camo over
from Fort Wayne to assist in tho mustering of
the comrades hero, who havo called their Post
after the hero and patriot for whom our county
is mimed. Comrade Kinsey enlivened tho oc
casion by singing a number of old army songs,
which fell upon our cars and cheered our hearts
like sweet memories of tho past. The fine
scud-off which tho Fort Wayno comrades gave
us was very pleasing to the twenty-throe old
soldiers who ngain "rallied around the flag"
to take tho obligation of Fraternity, Charity,
and Loyalty. Tho Post is composed of fino
material, in which is the promise of success,
and we hope to report at tho beginning of next
year our number to bo one hundred strong.
Tho following oflicers wero elected and ap
pointed: N. C. Welch, Post Commander; J. B.
Dodge, S. V. C. ; J. N. Runyan, J. V. C. ; E. M.
Chaplin, Q.M.; Hubler, Adjt.; Dr. W. P.
Scamoro, Surg. ; F. Moro, Chap. ; A. J. Bates,
S. M. ; Sam Croxton, O. G.
Mastering; l'ost, Xo. 110.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Rolling Prairie, Ind., Nov. 13. Saturday
evening, November 11th, was a time that will
long bo held in remembrance by tho ex-soldiers
and citizeus of Rolling Prairie and vicinity,
occasioned by the mustcriug of Post 110, G. A.
R., Department of Indiana, by Capt. Edwin
Necar, S. V. C. Department of Indiana, assisted
by Capfc. Solomon and a detail of twenty men
from' Au ten Post, No. S, South Bend, Ind,
Tho Post starts out with thirty-six charter
members. The officers installed are: A. B.
Austin, Commander; George Urquhart, S. Y.
C; J. F. M. Lloyd, J. V.C.; II. B. Wordeu,
O. D.; Jacob Ackley, O. G.; David Huflmau,
Chap.; William Sharp, Surg.; Jed. Austin, Q.
M.; W..H. Hecker, Adjt.; W. A. French, Q.
M. S. After the transaction of business, tho
doors wero thrown open and all admitted to
the feast of music and song by the quartette of
Austin Post, short speeches by Captains Nicar,
Solomon and Austin, characteristic speeches,
mirth, &c, until about 11 o'clock, when the
time for the guests from South Bend to return
came. All went away feeling that it was good
to dwell in F., C. and L.
Yours, &c, Adjutant.
Tho Veterans' Jubilee.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Springfield, Nov. 16. I cannot better ex
press the grand blow-out we had last evening
than to send you what tho local paper says of
it. It certainly was a genuine Camp-fire. In
conversation with many of tho comrades, I find
they value Tub Tribune abovo every other
paper. I am glad to see the interest Comrado
Allison takes in it by obtaining stibscrihers for
it. I got him ono last evening, and I think
there are many moro hero who will beforo long
become readers of your valuable paper.
Yours, in P., C, and L.,
E. B. Loverinq.
There has never been in the city's history
such a large aud enthusiastic gathering of vet
eran soldiers of the late war as that hold Wed
nesday evening under tho auspices of Wilcox
Post of tho Grand Army. As early as 8 o'clock
tho visiting Posts, escorted by Wilcox Encamp
ment, marched down from tho depot and around
Court Square to tho City Hall to the inspiring
strains of tho two city bands and ono or two
drum corps. Roman candles and rod and green
fires lighted up tho sky. The hall had been
tastefully decorated with flags, bunting, corps
badges, and mottoes of tho Fraternity. At tho
north end of the hall were pictures of the late
Captain Wilcox, killed at the battle of Cold
Harbor, and tho late Captain L. A. TilTt. Upon
the lobby at tho left of the stage a sand-bag
fort had been constructed, mounted with long
range Whitworth guns, and at the right a sob
diers' camp-fire and tent. The tables were
ornamented with hot-house plants, aud over
1,000 of tho "boj-s" and invited guests which
included the city government in a body wero
seated at them. Commander J. O. Smith, of
Wilcox Po-it, welcomed tho comrades in behalf
of the Post, while .Mayor E. W. Ladd extended
a welcome in behalf of tho city. Major S. B.
Spooner, as toast-master of tho evening, gavo
the toasts, which were responded to by the civic
officials and comrades. Department Commander
George II. Patch spoko very happily of the
record of tho Grand Arm' in the past and of
the outlook for the future. Tho speaking wa3
interspersed by music by the bauds, tho singing
of army songs, and fifing by two Connecticut
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Fitchburg, Mass., Nov. 10. Post 19, of
Fitchburg, visited Post 11G, at Gardner, Wed
nesday, November Sth, at which time thoy
wero inspected by Assistant Inspector L P.
Connig, of Post IS). The Fitchburg boys wero
received at tho depot and escorted to tho hall,
where, after the inspection, they were treated
to an oyster supper.
Monday evening, November 13, soon after
the regular meeting of Post 19 was opened, a
large delegation from Post 53, of Leominster,
wero reported at tho outpost. Although en
tirely unexpected by tile Fichtburg boys, they
wero soon masters of the situation; a foraging
party soon reported with rations of hot cofl'ce,
crackers, and cheese, and a general good timo
was enjoyed by all.
The annual inspection of Post ID occurs Mon
day, November 27th, and that of Post 53, at
Leominster, Thursday, November 23.
Yours, in F., C, and L.,
Dohstrf in Xe'inisl.n.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Red Cloud, Neb., November 17, 1SS2. As
you have' a laudable desire to keep the "boys"
posted as to the movements and strength of
our Grand Army, i have to report Garfield Post,
No. bO, Department of Nebraska, able for duty,
with a membership, in good standing, of forty
five, with a prospect of more falling into lino
in light marching order, and it is to bo hoped
enroll their names on the pay roll of tho
toldiers' standard bearer, The Tribune.
Garfield Post had an engagement last Wed
nesday evening. The Ammunition used wu
oyatcra and crackers, tho " boys " resisted the
terrible and repeated onslaughts of tho invad
ing forces with such determination that they
were compelled to retire from tho field of action,
leaving sixty dollars as a penalty for attempt
ing to get away with our commissary stores,
which will bo used to furnish our hall with
arms. M. B.
A Snecesifal Ilennlou and Cnmp-flre Font Twenty
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
New York, November 22. Ono of tho most
flourishing Posts in this city is Gen. Jas. Shields
Post, No. 69, John Beattie, Commander, E. J.
Stapleton, Adjutant. Although but 'a little
more than two years old, it numbers nearly
two hundred members, and is still growing.
The last Reunion and Camp-fire of the Post
was held on tho ovening of the 9th inst. at its
headquarters in the Florence building, Second
avenue, corner of First street. There was a
large attendance, among tho visitors being
comrades from Fosts 10, 29, and 79, and both
rooms wero filled to overflowing. A substan
tial supper was served in tho early part of tho
evening, aud tho hospitality of the Post was
pretty well tested. After the tables had been
cleared tho Camp-fire proper was hold, and
proved a very enjoyable ati'air. Tho assem
blage was unusually enthusiastic, and tho spirit
of '61 seemed to have seized all present. Com
mander Beattie called tho audience to order,
and before introducing tho speakers of tho
evening, outlined, in a few well-chosen re
marks, the brief, though prosperous, history of
the Post. Among those who contributed to
tho entertainment in tho way of speeches,
recitations, or songs, wero Major Horgan, Arice
Commander of tho Post; Major Walker, Com
mander Rankin Post, No. 10: General Do
Lacey aud Captain Nugent, of Cameron Post,
No. 79 ; Comrade Parsloe, of Chapin Post, No.
2, of Buffalo; Commander Max Reece, of Post
No. 29; and Mr. McDermont, tho Oflicer of tho
Day of Post No. G9. A representative of The
Tbibune was present, and, by request, mado a
few remarks. The earnest and patriotic spirit
manifested at tho Camp-fire augurs well for the
future of tho Grand Army in this vicinity.
It may be of interest to your readers to learn
that tho members of Post No. 29, Max Rceco
Commander, with tho assistanco of the ladies,
contemplate holding a fair at the Grand Opera
House, Eighth avenue and Twenty-third
street, on the 13th, 14th, and loth of December,
and are making great preparations therefor.
The efforts of tho Commander have been ably
seconded by the real workers of the Post, aud
promises of handsome donations havo bceu
secured from some of the most prominent busi
ness houses in the city. Tho rooms in which
tho fair will bo hold aro well adapted for tho
purpose, and they will be very beautifully
decorated for tho occasion. It is hoped that
the fair will yield a goodly sum for tho Post
A Sow l'ost.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Warsaw, N. Y., Nov. 14. Briggs Post, No.
301, Department of New York, G. A. R., was
mustered by Augustus Harrington, of Warsaw,
N. Y., Aid-do-Camp to the Commander-in-Chief,
at East Gainesville, Wyoming co., on the
evening of November 11th. Comrade Har
rington, as mustering officer, was assisted on
this occasion by Comrades J. W. Smith, I. Sam
Johnson, John Duggan, Goorgo Bassctt, Win.
Spicknell, Luther J. Spencer, L. S. Morris,
Frank Johnson, J03. Fields, H. A. Swan, Asa
A. Luther, Robert Barnett, C. M. Richards, S.
II. Salsbury, Mills Marchant, and A. C. Man
son, of Gibbs Post, Warsaw, and tho quarter
master aud quartcrmastar-sorgeaut of John P.
Robinson Post, of Perry. This Post is tho
eighth in tho order of muster in Wyoming
county, and its pro-pects appear flattering.
The mustering oflicer and visiting comrades
were generously entertained at tho Walker
House, and all pronounced tho exercises of the
evening a success. The following are tho offi
cers of tho Post: Commander, Robert B. Bray
man; S. V. C, Andrew A. Chapman; J. Y. C,
Sylvester E. Cook; Adj., W. A. Simons; O. D.,
Daniel H. Kellogg; O. G., Jerry Driscoll; Q.
M., J. A. Mix ; Q. M. S., Yolney Holmes ; S. M.,
Nelson Cumin ings.
A NeiT Toot In Jlichtean.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Union City, Mich., Nov. 20. On tho lGth
of last month General C F. R. Pond, of C. O.
Looinis Post, No. 2, of Quincy, Michigan, with
a detail of nino comrades, camo over hero and
mustered in thirty charter members of Corbins
Post, No. S3, G. A. R., Department of Michigan,
with the following oflicers and comrades: Com
mander, Elmer A. Ripley ; S. V. C, David L.
Merrill ; J. Y. C, Martin F. Buell ; Q. M., John
J. Banford; O. D., Marc A. Merri field; Chap
lain, li. M. Simmons; Surg., E. Brumfield; Q.
M.S.,Chas. A. Zimmerman; Adjt., Sid D. Buell;
Sergt.-Major, J. C. Bushong; O. G., Niram P.
Olmstead ; and Comrades Sam. A. Wilbur, Brueo
R. Wallace, Wm. D. Olmstead, Marvin M. Deii
nison, Ira Crandle, Chas. Stafford, Luman L.
Olmstead, L. S. Burnett, Oscar N. Dennison,
Myron Farman, John T. Kidney, Geo. Olmstead,
Clark M. Hall, Henry B. Corbin, Dwight E.
Youngs, Alva II. Wilder, David J. Easton,
Frank B. Haymaker, A. J. Ackley, D. F. Aus
tin, L. L. Harsh, J. H. Hamma.Geo. W. Palmer,
Estes McDonald, John Yau Blarcond, Geo. Hay
maker, Marcellas Morrell, aud Ira Buell. Wo
now havo forty members, with four applications
in and more to follow. It is our expectation to
enroll ono hundred comrades, and we are get
ting into working shape as fast as we cau.
Yours, in F., C. aud L.,
Sid D. Buell.
A Thriving li.-.ilBir State Tost.
Special Correspondence National Tribuno.
Berlin, Mich., Nov. 13. Wolverton Post,
No. 51, was organized at Berlin, .Michigan, on
March 21th, with soventeon charter members,
which wo consider as being a pretty good
send-off. It is tho first Post organized in
this county. Our Post surgeon in willing to
certify that we aro in a very healthy condition,
aud wo hope to incrcaso tho number to forty
five or fifty. Tho following aro the officers
elected for the present term: Commander, B.
B. Norton; S. V. C., H. E. Sinister; J. V. C,
Asa Wr.kolt ; Adjutant, I. C. Walker; O. D.
II. D. Lovelace; Chaplain, J. H. Iluntly; Q.
M., Wm. Monroo; S. M., S. I). Wells; Surgeon,
James Bronorkie; Q. M. S., T. J. McColack,
who are all active workers in aiding the
spread of the principles of Friendship, Charity,
and Loyalty. Before long wo expect to see
every member of Wolverlon Post take The
National Tbibune, the friend to the soldier.
Yours, in F., C. and L.,
H. D. Lovelace, O. D.
Ion a Prisoners of War Association.
Wo print below a statement of the objects
for which this association was formed, and hope
that it may lead to the banding together of tho
ex-prisoners of all the States. It speaks for
OBJECTS OV THE ASSOCIATION.
1. To enroll every comrade in the association,
whether from Iowa or some other Stato during
the rebellion, limiting the membership to those
only who wero incarcerated in rebel prisons
or camps of detention.
2. United co-operation in securing tho pas
sage by Congreas of an act granting a pension
to all who were victims of rebol prisons.
3. To co -operate with other State asaooiations
to tho end that a harmony of feeling and pur
pose may be cultivated.
Wo desire to assure overy comrado that ours
is not a State association, and not limited to
Iowa soldiers alone, but includes all from what
ever State. Our territory includes Iowa,
Southern Minnesota, Wisconsin, Missouri, Kan
sas, Nebraska, and Dakota, and we shall be
pleased to receive names for enrollment from
any other States.
The following resolution was unanimously
Whereas, In now of tho fact that a largo
number of claims for pension havo been filed
with tho Pension Department for disabilities
which aro the sequence of confinement aud
exposure in rebel prisons, and,
Whereas, It will be impossible to establish
many of the claims remaining unallowed, and
believing that all prisoners of war in rebel
prisons should receive pension, therefore,
Resolved, That the Hon. John A. Kasson,
Representative in Congrcs3 from this district,
as well as all Congressmen and Senators from
Iowa, be and are hereby requested to use their
influence in the adoption of such legislation by
the National Congress as will place all prisoners
of war upon tho pension rolls.
Tho foregoing is tho platform of principles
adopted and enunciated at tho organization of
the association, September 7, 1881.
It is in behalf of that class of comrades that
wo demand speedy legislation by Congress, and,
animated by u firm conviction of the great
jnstico of our cause, and knowing as we do that
the largo majority of tho peoplo are willing to
havo justice done, wo shall fearlessly continue
tho agitation until success crowns our efforts.
We desire to ask each comrade who reads this,
to send U3 tho names of all comrades included
by tho objects of our association.
For further information address the Secre
tary, J. J. Stuckoy, Des Moines, Iowa.
Tho Garfield Guard or Honor.
Tho Guard of Honor which hnd charge of
tho remains of President Garfield while they
lay in stato in tho rotunda of tho capitol was
composed of his comrades of tho Army of the
A large number of them wero his personal
friends. Tho guard, consisting of fifty men,
was divided into four reliefs, each of which
remained on duty six hours. They received
tho casket from tho military escort on it,s
arrival from Elberon, and held faithful watch
over it every moment until they turned it over
forty-eight hours later to tho committee which
conducted the funeral obsequies.
A pleasant acquaintance mado between the
members of tho Guard of Honor, combined
with their service in the field, created a desire
to perpetuate tiie friendship thus formed, and
resulted in tho formation of a society and the
agreement to come together annually on the
anniversary of President Garfield's birth, the
19th of November. The 19th coining on Sun
day, this year, the ISth was substituted, and
last Saturday night the first reunion was held.
Thirty-five of tho guard responded to the invi
tation of President Secly, and a banquet fol
lowed a business meeting, at which officers
were elected to servo the ensuing year.
Tho following is a list of the names of the
men who formed the Guard of Honor. Those
marked with a star () wero present at the
THE GUARD OF HONOR, ON DUTY AT THE
CAPITOL, SEPTEMBER 20, 21, 22, 1S31.
M. T. Anderson, J. S. Bosworth, G. W.
Balloch, H. Y. Boynton, J. G. Burrill, T. T.
Crittenden, Temple Clark, Frank Clendennin,
F. W. Crosby, F. C. Campbell, J. E. Carpenter,
rE. M. Clark, M. Y. Casey, L. B. Cook, E. A.
Carman, L. B. Cutler, -E. C. Ford, R. S. Gra
ham, M. Gardner, SD. J. Hussey, D. W.
Houghton, Taul Hersh, J. B. Herron (de
ceased), A. Hamilton, G. C. Kniffin, H. W.
Love, A. P. Lacoy, J. F. Miller, W. A. Moore,
rFrcd Mack, R. D. Mussey, J. E. Mason, J. J.
Noah, J. P. Peterson, D. C. Patterson, F. A.
Scely, .T. C. Starkweather, W. F. Sliney, J. C.
Squires, Alcx. Scott, .T. B. Tanner, John
Twecdale, W. J. Yaucc, K.T. A. Yan Dorcn. A.
S. Worthington, L. P. Williams, 'Lewis Wolf
ley, T. E. Woods, G. F. White. J. E. Weyss.
Tho officers of the society for the post year
were: F. A. Scely, President; E. C. Ford,
Yice-Presidcut; R. S. Graham, Secretary; G.
C. Knifiin, Historian; L. P. Williams, Treas
urer; R. 1). Mussey and A. S. Worthington,
At tho election of officers Genoral T. T. Grit
ionden was elected President, and Alex. Scott
Secretary, the reniainingofficers were re-elected.
Tho speech of tho retiring president was an
eloquent and feeling appeal to the members of
tho society, now that their duties as the Gar
field Guard of Honor were no longer nee-.cd,
to becomo the guard of Garfield's honor when
ever and whercvor it might bo assailed.
Tho toast, "James A. Garfield; tho legacy
of his lifo to his country," was responded to by
Colonel G. C. Kniffin; " Our Country," response
by General R. D. Mussey, and "Tho Women of
tho War," by Major A. S. Worthington.
GRAND ARMY ORDERS.
Headquarters Dept. of New Jersey,
Grand Army of the Republic,
Trenton, Nov. lOch, 1632.
General Orders, No. b.
I. Attention is invited to the following ex
tracts from tho Rules and Regulations:
Chapter II., Article VII. Election of officera.
Seel. "Tho Post oflicers (the Adjutant, Sergeant-Major
anil Quartermaster-Sergeant ex
cepted) bliall be elected at the first stated meet
ing in December, by ballot, unless a ballot bo
dispensed witii by unanimous consent. Thoy
shall be installed into their lespcctive offices at
the first stated meeting in January following."
Tho abovo provisions and requirements will
bo complied with by all Posts, including those
instituted previous to December 1st, next.
Article IX. Representative.. "Each Post
shall, at tho first stated meeting in December,
annually elect, irom its own membors, repre
sentatives and au equal number of alternates
to tho Department Encampment, in tho man
lier proscribed iu Chapter 111., Article II.," as
" 3d. Members sslected I)' ballot by the sev
eral I 'oats, in tho ratio of one for overy fifty
members in good standing, based upon thu re
turn for September 30th,) and one additional
member for a final fraction of moro than half
" But each Post, whatever its numbers, shall
ho untitled to clioosu at least ono member.
These elected members and an equal number
of alternates shall bo chosen at the time and in
tho mode of electing officers of Posts, at tho
first btated meeting in December, and shall
servo during tho year commcLuiug on tho lirsL
day of January following. Any vacancies that
may occur shall bo filled in the same manner
as provided in Chapter II., Article VII., Sec. 3.
They shall bo furnished with credentials signed
by tho Post Commander and Post Adjutant, a
copy of which shall be forwarded, immediately
after the election, to the Assistant Adjutaut
Gcneral of the Department. But all Posts in
arrears for reports or dues shall be excluded
for the time being from representation, either
by Post Commander or otherwise, in tho De
II. Sixty-ono Posts, or all but nino. re
ported by the 5l1i of October, and aro entitled
to honorable mention. They were received in
the following order: Posts 9, 49, 61, 4a, 60, 50,
13, 66, 51, 25, 23, 26, 18, 13, 3S, 63, 10, 51, 17, 55,
7, 31, 27, 36, 61, 47, 29, 3, 4, 45, 33, 31, 53, 65, 52,
35, 30, 37. 5. 65, 14, 42, 24, 69, 41, 12, 32, 16, 39,
22, 2, 02, 21, 53, 1, 16, 8, 19, 40, 15, 20.
This is tho fullest and most prompt return
yet made. As a consequence, New Jersey was
the first Department lo niuko its report to Na
tional Headquarters last quarter.
ill. The following appointment on tho
staff of the Department Commander is hereby
announced. He will be obeyed aud respactetl
To bo Assistant Inspector Comrade J. H.
Cunard, Post 19, Swodesboro, vico Comrade W.
H. McCu Hough, resigned. Assigned to Poata
22, 31 and 30.
IV. The following rejections have been re
ported since the issue of General Orders, No. 6 :
Thomas Curry, private Co. I, 24th Conn. Vols.,
by Post 8, Jnlv 14th, 1SS2 ; E. W. Brick, pri
vate Co. C, J)thN. J. V., bv Post 53, Julv 29th,
1RS2: Garrit Mansfield, private Co. A, 2d N. Y.
Ueavy Art., by Post 7, August 2d, 1S2 ; A.
DeCamp, private Co. G, 52d Penna. Vols., by
Post 66, August 7th, 18S2; William Walton,
private Co. G, 37th N. J. V., by Post 25, Sep
tember ISth, 1862; George Witts, private Co.
H, 13th N. J. V., by Post 3S, October 5th, 18c2.
V. The address of Dr. I. J. Clark, formerly
Surgeon of the Twelfth Penna. V. R. C, sup
posed to bo residing in this State, is desired at
Ey command of
Edward L. Campbicll,
R. Lloyd Roberts,
And the Very Snustantisl Rations Which It Contains
for the Koys.
Tho annual Reunion of the Sixty-sixth Ohio
volunteers takes place to-day at West Liberty,
The G. A. R. Posts throughout tho Stato of
Kansas are all alive devising entertainments
for tho winter.
Hall Post, No. 39, of Worcester; Yt., J. B.
Morso, Commander, will hold a Camp-firo No
T. R. Stanley Post, No. 223, of Zaleski, Ohio,
are making great preparations for their grand
ball on Thanksgiving ovening.
Reno Post, Williamsport, Pa., received from
the artist, Mr. S. R. Ogg, on the ovening of tho
10th, a very handsome painting The Bucktail
Tho remains of Comrade Frank Staples, of
George II. Thomas Post, G. A. R., San Fran
cisco. California, who died at San Joso, Novem
ber 6th, were escorted to tho station by the San
A petition has been forwarded, through The
Tribune, to the National Headquarters of the
Grand Army for tho establishment of a Post at
The Commander of the Department of Ohio,
G. A. R., has issued a special order requesting
comrades to make contributions for Christmas
presents for the orphan children at the Home,
Sheridan Po3t, G. A. R Biddeford, Maino,
having moved into its new quarters, has started
on a flood tide of prosperity. Its commander,
T. W. (Juptcll, and adjutant, W. F. Bradbury,
arc also oflicers of the Department.
Tho fair of the Grand Army of tho Republic
at Horticultural Hail, Boston, Mass., during tho
whole of last week drew immense crow3. The
various Posts vied with each other in their
efforts to present the most attractive displays.
Theodore Winthrop Post, G. A. R., of Chelsea,
Mass., observed its fifteenth anniversary at
Fremont Hall on the evening of the 16th inst.
by a collation, brief speeches by Commauder
Fellows, General J. A. Cunningham, and others,
followed by dancing.
The following comrades havo been appointed
a committeo to make arrangements fprtlie next
annual Encampment of the Department of New
Jersey, G. A. R.: Richard A. Donnelly, Chief of
Staff; C. T. Williams, and Charles I'. Brown, A.
Q. M. G., of Post 23; Matthew S. Austin and
Sheffield Tuesday, of Post 8. The Council of
Administration have decided that the Encamp
ment shall continue for two days.
Abilcno Post, No. 63, G. A. R., Department of
Kansas has issued a circular suggesting that
Fort Rilty reservation be set apart as a Soldiers'
Home, and that it be used as the place for tho
annual Encampment of the Department. The
Post considers that the "Order is too sacred to
be used as a tool for promoting the interests of
any other association,"' and tli.it the annual
Encampment should havo no connection with
tho State Fair.
Yicksburg l'ost, No. 72, G. A. R., Humboldt,
Kansas, was organized on June 9, 1S82. It now
numbers fifty-two comrades. The following
are the officers of the Post: Post Commander,
G. A. Nicholetts ; S. V. C. G. DcWitt; J. Y. C,
L. A. Garrett; Adjt,, Geo. W. Moon; Q. M., J.
B.Young; O. D., Geo. Hettinger; Chaplain, W.
T. Waldrip; Surg., E. R. Ruell; S. M.. B. F.
Nigh ; O. G., C. A. Frouk. The Order is boom
ing in Kansas. Tiiere arc 132 Posts, and new
ones forming all the time.
Major Frank Pierponc Post, No. 9, G. A. R.,
was organized and mustered at Wellsburg, W.
Va.. on Monday ovening, by Captain Bartlctt.
Twenty-five veterans enrolled their names.
The following officers were elected aud duly
installed: Post ( ommamler, I. II. Duvall; S. Y
C, Geo. M. White; J. V. C, A. W. Reeves;
Q. M., Bcnj. Harvey: Chap., L. C. Hall; Surg.,
T. II. Marks; O. D., T. II. Parke; O. G., J. W.
Jacobs; Adj., J. B. McNalty; S. M., F. C. Glass
Tho Post start3 oil' with bright xirospects be
A meeting of the Pennsylvania Reservo As
sociation, including the One Hundred and
Twenty-first and One Hundred and Forty-second
regiments Pennsylvania Volunteers, was
held at Broad and Filbert sts., Philadelphia, on
the lth, to make arrangements for commemo
rating the baptism by firo at tho battle of Fred
ericksburg, on the 13th of December, lS62,witha
Reunion of the division aud a banquet. After
hearing the report of the committee of ar
rangements, tho meeting adjourned to meet at
the same place on Saturday evening next, at
eight o'clock, at which time a life-size paint
ing of General S. W.Crawford will bo presented
to tho Pennsylvania Reserve Association.
Anderson's Zouaves of the Sixty-second regi
ment New York volunteers had thoir annual
Reunion in Link's Hall, at 197 East Fourth St.,
last Saturday evening. The Anderson Zouaves
went out in 1861 with 101 men, rank and file,
under Captain Moesor. Conspicuous among tho
decorations of tho hall last night wero the two
battle-flags of tho battalion. The first, taken
out in 1S61, was but a few shreds hanging to
tue stall' that was shot from the hands of
Color-bearer John Kerr, at Malvern Hill. Kerr
brought oil'his colors triumphantly. The second
flag hung in tatters, bearing evidence that it
too had gone through the ordeal of battle. Tho
veterans had a jolly Reunion, and tho young
peoplo danced until a Into hour.
Tho old soldiers of Lincoln, Sherman, and
Little Blue townships, Kansas, to the number
of eighteen, mot at tho school-houso at Green
leaf, November 3d, aud with the assistanco of a
delegation from Kearney Post, of Washington,
and J. G. Blunt Post, of Lynn, organized a Post
of tho Grand Army of tho Republic. Tho new
Post begins its existence with twonty-fivo char
ter membors. Tho following officers were olected
and installed: Commander, J. W. Bliss; S. V.
C, W. M. Mercer; J. V. C, W. W. Grinnell;
Adjutant, John Reynard ; Sergeant, D. . Bal
lard; (Jliaplain, Albert llazcn; Q. M., C. 11.
Woodford; O. D., P. II. Heckcrt; O. G., C. A.
Clark; S. M., J. A. Simons; Q. M. S., W. K.
McConnell. Tho regular meetings of tho Post
will tako place tho Thursday ovening on or
beforo each full moon.
What shall I buy for Christmas? is tho ques
tion tho many readers of tho Tribune will
soon bo asking. Our advico to our readers is to
scud a 3 cent stamp to the old reliablo firm of
G. H. W. Bates & Co., Boston. Mass., for their
new Illustrated Catalogue. In it will be fouud
all kinds of Guus, Revolvers, Watches, Jewelry,
Musical Instruments, Music, Magic Lanterns,
Spy Glasses, and hundreds of things, just what
are wanted for Christmas presents, and at tho
vary lowest prices.
YiITHOUT A PARALLEL IN MEDICAL
Tho remarkable results which have attended
the administration of Compound Oxygen, tho
new remedy for chronic and so-called "incur
able diseases," are without a parallel in medical
As dispensers of this new remedy, we have,
after over twelve years of earnest, untiring and
costly effort to introduce it to those who need
its vitalizing and health-restoring influences,
succeeded in resting its claims on the basiB of
facts and results of so wide and universal a
character ads and results on reconl, and open
to the closest investigations that no room for a
question remains as to its marvelous action in
restoring the diseased to health.
The rapidly-increasing number of those who
havo obtained relief from pain, or been restored
to health, by Compound Oxygen, reaching now
to many thousands, scattered throughout the
whole country, i3 having a wide influence on
public sentiment. Thero arc no arguments 30
convincing as well-known facts. If a man or
a woman who has been suflcring for yean from
an exhausting disease, which no physician had
been able to cure, tries a newly-discovered rem
edy, ami is brought back to health, tho fact
stands as an unanswerable argument in favor
of that remedy, so far, at least, as this particu
lar case is concerned. A resort to the same
remedy in another case, regarded as "incur
ablc," and with a like result, adds a new and
Btronger argument in its favor. Accumulate
similar results to the number of hundreds and
thousands, and in tho widest range of chrwnio
and "desperate" diseases and abandoned cases,
and yon have a weight of evidence that is irro-
sistiblo. On this weight of indisputable evi
dence we rest the claims of.Cem pound Oxygen.
It is frequently urged against this Treatment
by persons who have not mado themselves ac
quainted with the natural laws governing it3
action, that the same agent is administer! for
all diseases for neuralgia or cat-irrh ; for rheu
matism or consumption; for heart diseass or
bronchitis; that we offer it as a universal
specific. In our Trentise on Compound Oxygen,
which will bo mailed free to any ono who will
write to us for it, we havo fully explaiued the
nature and action of this remedy, and shown
that it is not specific to any disease or class of
diseases, hut that; it acts directly upon the ner
vous system and vital organs, and thence uni
versally in the whole body. It gives new force
and a more vigorous action to all the life-centres,
thus restoring to nature the dominanS
power and healthy action which had been lost.
This being the case, no matter what the dis
ease, or where located, it must be gradually
ameliorated, and, if the central healthy action
can be maintained, finally cured. Every in
telligent aud unprejudiced person, will at onco
see that if the law of action which we claim
for Compound Oxygen be the true one, its op
eration must be universal, and not local or
specific; and that all forms of disear-e m.iy bo
reached by this agent. And the tVt that thoy
are reached, and in so largo a num!.ir of eases
relieved, verifies the theory of cure aud sub
stantiates the claims which aro mad.; 'or tl!3
new substance as leimj the mod mMr:a v in Us
acltou of any therapeutic agent yei distotfrtd.
If wo contrast the violence which is s- often
done to the delicate organisms of ilni human
body through tho administration of drugs,
given to break the force of a disease, and which
sometimes keeps the patient limienng for.
months in slow convalescence, needing Ii tho
while tho physician's care with tlse revitalized
condition of Compound Oxygen patients, tho
advantage on tho side of the latter, as com
pared with thoso treated under most of tho
prevailing systems, becomes strikingly appar
ent. Under the new Treatment, wiiioh is by
inhalation, thero is no weakening of the tono
of the stomach by drugs, and no violent assuit3
upon any nerve or fibre in the body, but a yeiUla
and subtly penetrating influence, reaching to the very
centre of all the life forces, and restoring them to
healthier action. The natural result under this
Treatment; must be that, whon a patient recov
ers, he is iu a far better condition to resist the
causes which produce disease than the patient
who has had the life-forces weakened through
In this country nearly every active business
or professional man is overworked, and suflfers
from waste of vitality. Few reach the age of
forty-five without this waste of vital force
showing itself in some form of dioease more or
less troublesome or dangerous.
Another class sutx'oring from depressed vital
actiou is that of the weary convalescents, who
havo had a long, or it may be a brief, encoun
ter with someacuto disease, in which they havo
barely won in the struggle between life 3nd
death,and out of which they have come exhaust
ed and enfeebled. A large mr.jority of these never
get back tho health the;. had before, although
still iu tho prime of life. Some recover to a
state of invalidism more or less mild, to nursa
their broken powers for, it may be, many years,
while others pass over iuto a slow dctlme.
As a restorer of vital force, it can bo largely
shown from the results obtained during the
past twelve years, that Compound Oxygen is tho
most efficient agent yet discovereil by the medical
jtrofsssion. Its use by overworked business mul
jyrefeisional men, and by all who sufffr from ner
rons exhaustion and low vitality, reoald save numy
hundreds of lives every year, and give to thousands
more the ability to work icithoul ilte weariness, s
haustion and peril which now attend their labors.
It is gratifying to know that both the general
public and tho medical profession aro beginning
to recognize tho fact that there is in this sub
stauco which wo call Compound Oxygen, au
active principle which, when introduced into
the system by inhalation, gives a new impulse
to all the nurvc-forces. They are coming to
understand that it is not lo be classed u-iih any of
the drug-compounds, nostrums, or patent medicines
by tvhich the people are deceived. utuI too often in
jured. The rapidly accumulating evidence in
its favor, seen in tho restored health of many
hundreds of persons who had been invalids for
years, is an argument which cannot be resisted.
Our large correspondence with patients and
health-seekers, throughout this and other coun
tries, gives evidence of the increasing confi
dence whicli is steadily growing in the public
mind favorable to the Oxygen cure. Tho liv
ing witnesses to its remarkable efficacy, and tho
warm advocates of its dispensation are, as we
havo said, rapidly increasing. By personal in
fluence and correspondence, those who havo
been relieved from distressing complaints, or
cured of diseases which were steadily growing
worse and worso for years, aro sending tho
good news of their recovery to friends and
neighbors, near and remote. Many of these
order tho treatment, and if helped or cured,
as rarely fails to bo the case, become in turn
tho friends and advocates of this new method
of cure. So the knowledge is spreading, and
tho uso of Compound Oxygen growing, with a
rapidity of which t'cxv outside of our establish
ment have any comprehension.
To those who wish to inform themselves in
regard to this new Treatment, we will send,
free of cost, our "Treatise on Compound Oxygen "
and our pamphlet containing over fifty "Unso
licited Testimonials ; " also "Health and Life," our
Quarterly Record of Cases and Cures, under tho
Compound Oxygen Treatment, in which will
be found, as reported by patients themselves,
and open for verification, more remarkable results
in a single period of three months Hum all the Medi
cal journals of the United States can show in a year.
Dus, STARKEY & PALEN,
1109 and 1111 Girard St.,