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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: "WASHINGTON, D. 0., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1882.
THE GRAND PfY.
Our Weekly Record of Its Growth.
The December Elections.
Special Corrpcmd',nce Nntionnl Tribune.
Nrw York. December 12. The Posts of the
Graad Armv of tlio Republic are now holding
their nnmisl elections. .Many took place last
track, and inon of'Jho others will follow during
th prwaf week. At some of these elections
the contests have been very c!oo. Commander
Walker, of Rankin Post. Xo. 10. of Brooklyn,
p'asitiycly declined re-election, and the contest
was iM-twoeu Past Commander E. A. Perry and
Comrade B. X. Wooilxuir. the Senior Vice-Commander,
rcsulMns in the election of the former
by very small majority. The other officers
elected were: S. V. C. John E. Denham: J. V.
C, Captain P. H. McLaughlin; Surgeon, Dr.
Charles E. Gri&wold: Chaplain. William P.
Booth; O. P.. J. A. Jones; O. G., David A.
Pitcher; Q. M., William Wild; Delegates to
the Department Encampment, John II. Wal
ker. Henry W. Slocum, William A. Powers,
William Delacey, B. X. Woodruff, Henry Eaton.
X. Dusgan, and William A. Thompson. The
delegates were instructed to support Major
Walker for Department Commander.
At the election of James C. Rico Post, Xo.
29, XewYork. Max Rcece was re-elected Com
mander. The other officers are: S. V. C. Col.
Georgo B. Bevans; J. Ar. C, Capt. William P.
Walton: Q. M., Joseph IL Barker; Surgeon,
Dr. J. B. Melntyre ; Chaplain. T. K. McKeon :
O. D., W. W. Robackcr; O. G., James Ross;
Delegates to the Encampment, X. D. II. Clark,
Samuel Mimics, John Monroe.
The election of James II. Perry Tost. Xo. SO,
Brooklyn, resulted as follows: Richard W.
L'Hommedieu, Commander; Elisha B. Francis,
S. V- C. ; John McGuire, J. V. C. ; Joseph C.
Abeel. Q. M.; Dr. Walter B. Chase, Surgeon ;
Prof. Moses G. Young, Chaplain; C. Frank
Thompson, O. D.: Win. C. Baker, O. G.; C.
Doty and A. Douglass, Color-hearers; Delegates
to Encampment, IL W. Hnrlin, M. D., B. D.
Magee, G. A. Buckholz. IL W. Hughes, H. A.
rhillips, and J. W. Baker; Delegates to the
Memorial Committee, II. A. Phillips, G. H.
Jackson, H. W. Hughes, J. A. Barrett, IL W.
Hardin, and R. B. Keclcr.
Cushing Post, Xo. 231. of Brooklyn, elected
the following officers: D. J. Pilsworth, Com
mander; J. A. Lindsay, S. Y.C. ; C. Y.Bcecher,
J. V. C; John A. Schilling, Q. M.; John A.
Duncan, 0. D. ; Delegate to the Encampment,
E. X. Salmon; S. A. A'an Lew, Surgeon; J. A.
Fritchie, Chaplain; Charles Ballou, Adjt.
Mansfield Post, Xo. .'5, of Brooklyn, elected
officers as follows: Com., Martin Short; S.'V.
G, William IL Hatch; J. V. C, Charles Xcl
son; Q. M., John Brown; Surg., Dr. James
Sweeney; Chaplain, James Collins; O. D.,
Adam Miller; O. G., William Gossens; Dele
gates to the Encampment, James Brcnnan,
William II. Comer, W. A. Richardson, Eugene
C. Moyer. and Albert C. Ross.
Theoli-?ra elected by DupontPost, Xo. 1ST,
f Brooklyn, are: Com., David Acker; S. V.
('., Adiai Klein. J. V. C, Charles Waago; Q.
!., Herman Weber; Surg., Phillip Scliand ; 0.
G..7. P. I:u:iy: O. D., Peter Becker; Dclo
;;. t E :cmpmcnt, John Platte, Jacob
Kau.Ii. a'vt Herman Weber.
T"i- .r :'": :' James C. Rice Post, Xo. 29, for
the ::. '.i of the Post charity fund, will he
li JtI oi. "VI.wisday, Thursday and Friday of
t:ie To.-.-i:t week in tlie Grand Opera House
Building. General Grant has promised to be
present, and General Hancock and Congress-
i;iatt-eL'?t Slocum are expected to attend. There
will be a ilag-prcsentation to the Post, and
aaio.1? otlicr things to be voted fon will bo
a luisd wine sword and a large oil-painting of
Commander Jo'in H. Walker, of Rankin
Post, Xo. 10, and Commander Phillips, of Perry
Post, Xo. 69, are going to Washington upon
business connected with the Grand Army of
the Republic. They are specially delegated to
exert their influence with Secretary Chandler
against the transfer of Colonel Broome, of the
Marine Corps, from the Brooklyn Xavy-yard.
The annual reception and ball of William D.
Kennedy Post, Xo. -12, of this city, was given .
at Concordia Assembly Rooms on Tuesday
evening. Many of the incoming city officers
were present, with delegations from this city,
Brooklyn, Greenpoiut and Jersey City Posts.
The Memorial Committee of the Grand Army
of the Republic, who have in charge the pro
curing of money to build a monument in
Brooklyn to commemorate the services of
members who lost their lives in the late war,
met Saturday in the Brooklyn City Hall for
the purpose of taking further action.. Com
mandor John II, Walker, of Rankin Post, Xo.
30, presided. A circular was received from the
Mayor, which is to be addressed to all the
clubs and societies in Brooklyn, urging their
co-operation and soliciting their aid to carry
on the project. A committee was appointed,
consisting of Commander John IL Walker and
Commander Henry W. Phillips, to wait on the
proper committee of Congress and solicit aid
and to press the passage of a bill to secure ad
ditional land for soldiers' graves in Cypress Hill
A Prosperous Post at Warsaw.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Warsaw, X. Y., December 9, 1832. The
annual election of officers of Gibbs Post, Xo.
139, Department of Xew York, held on the
evening of the 4th inst., resulted as follows:
Commander, L S. Johnson; S. V.O., John Dug
gan; J. V. C, J. W. Knapp ; Q. M., E. M. Jen
nings; O. D., L. S. Morris; O. G., P. B. Munger;
Surgeon, W. T. Albro; Delegates, Augustus
Harrington, E. M. Jennings; Alternates, R.
Barnctt, S. H. Salsbury.
This Post was organized in 1871, and for sev
eral years it was the only G. A. It. Post in Wy
oming county; now there are eight. With few
exceptions these elections were practically
unanimous; in some instances strictly so.
In no year of its history has this Post been so
prosperous as during tho year now drawing to
a. close. " How can I do most to advance the
interests of the G. A. R. ?" seems to be the
motto of the comrades, and efforts in this spirit
bear rich fruit.
Preparations arc under way for the Annual
Camp-fire to be held December 2Gth. Major
Willard Bullard, of Phil. Kearney Post, Xo. 8,
Xew York City, has promised to be present,
Mid other prominent comrades are expected.
An executive committee of seven comrades has
the matter in charge, and a full program will
won be announced and formal invitations ex
For StTcct Charltj'h Sake.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Donalsonville, Conn., Dec. 9. At the fair
and festival, under the auspices of McGregor
Post, Xo. -27, G, A. R. in Music Hall on tho
evenings of Xoveinbcr lGth and 17th, we put
into the handof our quartermaster the sum of
$159.52, alter all bills were paid. This goes to
replenish our charity and Bust funds. At the
election of officers last Tuesday evening, De
cember 5th, the following-named persons were
.elected: Commander, E. S. Nash ; S. V. C, H.
F. Clark; J. V. C, Ben. E. Repp; Q. M., S.
Howard; Surgv Henry Stephens; Chap.,IJev.
James Dingwell ; O. D., John C. Bassctt; O. G.,
Wm. IL Hedley; Adj't, Francis Burroughs;
Delegates, John E. Bassctt and Charles Burton.
All of the comrades who take your paper are in
love with it. Officers will bo installed on tho
evening of January 2, 1SS3.
Yours, in F., C, and L.,
John E. Bassett.
A Boston Tost Sets the Precedent of a Ladies'
Fiom the Jloston Herald, Dec. 10.
Having determined on a new departure in
the social line,.E. W. Kinsley Post, 113, G. A.
R., decided to convert its anniversary celebra
tion into a "ladies' night," and, therefore, pur
suant to tho invitations of a committee of the
Post, about 12.1 ladies and gentlemen assembled
in the spacious parlors of the Parker House
last evening. Among the invited guests pres
ent were Governor Long, General Blackmar
and Colonel Kingsbury of his staff, General
and Mra. Wales, Charles E. Pratt, president of
tho common council, and Department Com
mander Patch and lady. At a few minutes
before eight o'clock the company proceeded to
iho lmnquet hall, where an elaboratcand ele
gant menu was discussed. At the conclusion
of the supper. Commander Thomas R. Matthows
called the company to order, and, in a few remark-,
thanked the ladies present for their at
tendance, also for their efforts at the recent
Grand Army fair, saying that the funds of the
Post had been materially increased by their
endeavors. Ho introduced Comrade Richards
as toast-niatcr. "The commonwealth" was
pleasantly responded to by Governor Long,
who in his usual happy vein paid a glowing
tributo to the Grand Army of the State. Ho
referred to the fact that almost his first duty
was informed with Post 113. at the decoration
of the grave of Governor Andrew at Ilinghani,
and. in conclusion, he paid a kindly tribute to
the ladies present. Charles E. Pratt replied in
a humorous vein to tho toast of "The city,"
bringing down the house by saying that "Bos
ton was bounded on the cast by Ilinghani, and
on the west by Lowell." Commander Patch
responded eloquently for the Grand Army of
the State, and General Blackmar replied to the
toast, "The ladies." During the evening tho
Schubert quartet contributed excellent vocal
music, and Mr. Powers gave several recitations.
Tenting on the Old Camp Ground.
A Boston dispatch says: Colonels Carroll D.
Wright and Solon A. Carter, Major F. L. Tol
man, Captains" Hodgdon and Sturtevant, and
other active members of the Veteran Associa
tion of tho Fourteenth Xew Hampshire Regi
mont. propose a Reunion in the Shenandoah
Valley. An endeavor will be mado to secure
the attendance of General Sheridan. Formal
exercises will be held on the field of Opequon
or Winchester on the anniversary of tho battle,
September 19, 1S33.
A (Irtnd Soldiers' Iteunlon to bo held at Columbus
SrKMHni Correspondence National Tribune.
Co Ll'. MRUS, O., Dec. 11th. The Ex-Soldiers'
Association, at its meeting last week, decided
to hold a general Reunion of ex-soldiers in this
city next summer. The timo is to bo fixed
hereafter by the Executive Committee.
The Finance Committee, composed of citizens,
reported a sum subscribed equal to about .$5, 000,
and agreed to get moro.
The constitution was amended, making tho
Association quorum ten. From 50 to 150 and
200 usually attend, but, sometimes, in hot
j weather, or very cold weather, the attendance
is slim when it may be necessary to transact
Mr. Briggs reported that Comstock's Opera
House had been secured for January 16 for
holding the annual Reunion of the Association.
Comrade Andrew Schwarz, Treasurer of the
Association, submitted his annual report, which
shows the following results: Received, $274.5S ;
disbursed, $235.70; balance, &M.88.
Tho Association then proceeded to elect offi
cers for the ensuing year, with the following
result: President, Major H. M. Xeil; Vice
President, S. S. Peters; Financial Secretary,
D. M. Brelsford; Recording Secretary, J. W.
Myers ; Treasurer, Andrew Schwarz ; Chaplain,
W. E. Moore; Color -Bearers, Robert Gobey and
Valentino Haas; Band Master, R. E. DeButts.
The election of an Exccutivc'Committeo then
came before the Association, and Comrades
Xeil, Moore, and Porter were appointed to se
lect names for the same, subject to tho approval
of tho Association. After being out about fif
teen minutes they reported as follows: C. X.
Bancroft, A. T. Wikoff, Raymond Burr, F. C.
Ilcnsel, and G. W. Snyder. Vico President R.
S. Peters and Financial Secretary Brelsford aro
Comrade E.C. Briggs declined to be re-elected
Vico President, though urged to accept the
The grand Reunion will probably be held
some timo in July or early in August.
A Xtrr and Promising Post.
Special Correspondence Nntionnl Tribune.
Saxon, Saline Co., Neil, Dec. 7. Lookout
Mountain Post, Xo. 127, was organizad on De
cember -1th, at Mound School-house, near Saxon,
Xeb., with thirty-nine members. But for it
being a rainy night, fifty of the comrades would
have answered to their names, as that num
ber has signed the muster-rolls. Tho Post was
mustered in by Bradford P. Cook, assistant
adjutant-general of this Department. The fol
lowing officers were elected : Commander
James Bell ; S. V. C, John M. Brown ; J. V. C.'
Jesse M. ; Q. M., Michael Ahl ; Surg., A.
J. Johnson; Chap., Henry Applegatc; O. D., I.
O. Foot; O. G., Mart. Daily, Adj't, G. W. De
Long; S. M., A. J. Justice; Q. M. S., J. II. Mc
Donald. Yours, in F., C, and L.,
G. W. DeLong, Adj't.
TlioIovemcnl for a Soldiers' Home A Xcvr Post.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Fort Scott, Kan., Dec. 9. The G. A. R.
Posts throughout tho State of Kansas aro all
alive devising entertainments for the wintor.
Abilene Post, Xo. G3, G. A. It., Department of
Kansas, has just issued a circular suggesting
that Fort Riley Reservation bo Bet apart as a
Soldiers' Home, and that it bo used as the place
for the Annual Encampment of tho Department.
The Post considers that the " Order is too sacred
to be used as a tool for promoting tho interests
of any other associations," and that tho Annual
Encampment should have no connection wijh
tho State fair. The following is tho heading of
the petition in circulation:
"To the Honorable, tho Members of the Scuato
and Houso of Representatives in Congress
"The undersigned, your petitioners, Union ex
soldiers and sailors, residing in tho State of
Kansas, and members of Post, No. ,
G. A. It., Department of Kansas, would most
respectfully ask your honorable bodies to secure
the passage of an act to establish a ' Soldiers'
Home for the aire of helpless Union ex
soldiers and sailors at some point in the State
of Kansas. A 'Soldiers' Home' located in said
State would accommodate not only the soldiers
of Kansas, but also those residing in Missouri,
Nebraska, Colorado, and tho Indian Territory.
"Your exertions in behalf of helpless soldiers
will bo gratefully appreciated by us, and we
will over pray, etc."
Vicksburg Post, No. 72, G. A. R., Humboldt
K&ns&Sj was organic od on Juno 9, 1882. It now
numbers fifty-two comrades. Tho following
aro tho officers of the Post : Post Commander,
G. A. Nicholetts; S. V. C, G. DeWitt; J. V. C,
L. A. Garrett; Adj't, CJcorgo W. Moon; Q. M.,
J. B. Young; O. D., Georgo Hettinger; Chap
lain, W.T. Waldrip; Surg., E. It. Russell; S.M.,
B. F. Nigh ; 0. G., C. A. Frouk.
Tho Order is booming in Kansas. There are
132 Posts, and new ones forming all the time.
Comrade Robcns has three copies of The Old
Flag, issued by Captain May, of Bridgeport,
Conn., while a prisoner during the war in
Camp Ford, Tyler, Texas. Ho did the work
with a pen.
A w Society at Milwaukee.
Special Correspondence Nntionnl Tribune.
Milwaukee, Dec, S. Last week a society
was organized in this city of ex-soldiers who
served in Missouri regiments during the late
war. We inustcrod fifteen members at our first
meeting, representing the Second, Twelfth, Fif
teenth, Seventeenth, and Thirtieth infantry,
Fourth cavalry, and First Hying artillery.
Objects, social intercourse, to keep fresh tho
memories of the war, to keep up the comradely
feeling, an excursion during the summer of
13d3 to St. Louis, and tho stamping ground of
Missouri and Arkansas; also to hold during
life an annual Camp-firo on tho 7th daj- of
March, being tho second day of tho battlo of
Pea Ridge. There aro between forty and fifty
of us Missouri volunteers in this city, and
eighty-six in the Soldiers' Home.
Yours, in F., C, and L.,
Henry T. Fisiier.
And tho Very Substantial Nations Which it Contains
for tlm Uos.
A new Post is about to be established at New
Warren Post, No. lift, at Delphos, Kan., now
has a membership of thirty-four.
Revoro Post, Xo. 91, at Canton, Mass., holds a
fair from December 11 to 1G. Wo wish them
A new Post is shortly to be established at
Ithaca, Gratiot co., Mich., by subscribers to Tun
Garrett Post, No. 311, Department of New
York, was mustered December 2, with forty
five charter members.
Over six hundred people were present at the
Camp-fire of Robert Anderson Post, Xo. GS, at
Waterloo, Iowa, on the 21th ult.
Sully Post, at Blue Earth City, Minn., is in
a flourishing condition. It has a membership
of sixty, and it is thought that the number will
soon bo increased to one hundred.
Comrade X. Kennedy writes us from Odebolr,
Iowa, that they intend to organize a Post
there shortly, witli one hundred charter mem
bers. How will that do for a start?
Meade Post, No. 11, of Sterling, Kan., will
givo an entertainment on Dec. 29th, 1S32.
Wait for the old boj-s and see what they can do.
Programmes next week.
Andrews Post, Xo. 132, at Ashland, Ohio,
held a very successful Camp-fire on Thanksgiv
ing night. We regret that we cannot find room
for a full account of the exercises.
Comrade Raymond writes us from Hudson,
111., that a new Post Xo. 165 has been estab
lished there, and that ten out of the eighteen
members have subscribed for The Tribune.
McClurg Post, No. 95, at Rochester, Ind., has
now forty members, and expects soon to have
ono hundred. Ono of the boys writes us that
The Tribune is worth more than any other
paper to our veterans.
A comrade writes us that Patch on Post, Xo.
229, of Burton, Ohio, held a glorious Camp-fire
on the Gth inst., and that Comrade J. W.
McBridc, of Chardon, presented tho Post with
a handsome red, white, and bluo mallet in a
very felicitous speech.
Comrade Clark, commander of Post 277, at
Delta, York county, Pa., writes us that a Post
fair will be held on tho lGth inst. and a flag
presentation will take place. Tho Post is in a
nourishing condition and has re-elected all the
Comrade E. P. Duhl, adjutant of Franklin
Post, No. GS, of Olathe, Kan., writes us that
although it was only organized in Juno last it
now has a membership of eighty-four, seventy
six regiments and seventeen States being rep
resented. Tho following is the roster of officers-elect
for ensuing year of Martin McMartin Post, No.
257, Johnstown, N. Y. : Commander, Jerry
Keck ; S. V. U., John J. Buchanan ; J. V. C,
Charles T. Boon ; Q. M., J. Edward Leo ; Surg.,
C. C. Joslin; Chaplain, J. J. Eldrett; O. D.,
Marvin Bronk; O. G.-, John Denmark.
At an election of ofliccrs of Wm. Lazarus
Post, No. 133, G. A. It., of Audenricd, Carbon
county, Pa., held at their hall, the following
were chosen : Post Commander, TI103. Duugh
erty; S. V., Jas. Brcnnan; J. V., Chas. Russell;
Q. M., Harry C. Taylor; Chaplain, John T.
Hardcastle; O. G., Eph. Renker.
Will Wendell Post, No. lGof Ilolton, Kan.,
now has about thirty members, and is com
posed of good material. Its officers aro: Com
mander, lr.i H. Tabor; S. V. C, E. D. Rose; J.
V. C, E. F. Jones; Chaplain, J. E. Mooncy; O.
D., L. Williams; Adjutant, U. Noblo; Q. M., G.
II. Barker; 0. G., II. Rpcnco.
The Judson Kilpatrick Post, No. 29, of Oak
dale, Monroe county, Wis., has elected the fol
lowing ofliccrs for the ensuing year: Post Com
mander, Wm. Nuttall ; S. V. C, J. S. Guthrie;
J. V. C, J. IL Belcher; Q. M., B. M. Grover;
Surgeon, A. E. Logan ; Chaplain, William Gar
land; O. D., Henry Meloy; 0. G., O. II.
An Auxiliary Society was organized Nov. 22
by the lady friends of James A. Jackson Post
G. A. R., at Owensboro, Ky., and the following
officers were chosen : Commander, Mrs. J. H
Fisher; Vico Commander, Mrs. G. W. Byers;
Conductress, Mrs. Win. Littell; Chaplain, Mrs.
Lois Actson ; Secretary, Mrs. Major Kilgoro ;
Treasurer, Mrs. James Wilson.
Tho following named comrades were elected
to oflico in C. G. Jackson Post, G. A. R., Ber
wick, Pa., on the night of tho -1th inst.: Post
Commander, C. K. Hughes; S. V. C, Joseph
Keener; J. V. C, Eugene Lenhart; O. D., Frank
Brochys; O. G., Joseph Bittlcr; Q. M., E. D.
Lcbkichor; Chaplain, Wm. Barnard ; Surgeon,
John Bredbender; Delegate, F. Brochys; Al
nate, A. D. Secly.
Cummings Post, No. 37, at Hinesburgh, Vt.,
elected tho following officers for tho year en
suing: Com., J. II. Allen; S. V. C, P. D.
Boynton; J. V. C, Jackson Isham; Adjt., Silas
H. Tilley; Q. M., A. C. Jodoin; Surg., George
Toby; Chaplain, Hiram II. Tilley; 0. D., II. O.
Lamus; 0. G., IL Prince; S. M., A. IL Weed;
Q. M. S., Alexander Roland. Representative
to Department Encampment: A. C. Jodoin.
Post No. GO, Department of Ohio, on Dec.
5th, elected the following new officers : P. C,
D. A. Stark ; S. V. C, John Chapman ; J. V. C.
J. D. Van Deman; Q. M., Jacob Knick; Chap
lain, Prof. W. G. Williams; Surg., F. M. Mor
rison; O. D., A. Frantz; O. G., B. McPherson.
Delegates to tho Seventeenth Annual De
partment Encampment, at Youngstowu, Ohio(
18th of January, 1SS3: John Chapman, R. G.
Lybrand, C. D. Crawford and G. L. Sackett.
Comrade M. A. Hartley sends us from Loup
City, Nebraska, a club of fifteen new subscrib
ers, and says Shiloh Post, No. 124, has just been
organized at that plaoo with tho following offi
cers: Post Commander, M. A. Hartley; S. V.
C, W. A. Wilson; J. V.C., L. Bcchtolco; Sur
geon, Thomas Johnson ; Q. M., G. W. Kittell ;
Chaplain, E. Brewer.
Comrade Wheeler, of Post 93, Versailles, Ind.,
who was a participant in the first day's fight at
Gettysburg, writes that tho statment mado
some time since in The Tribune that tho first
shot fired on that day was by Dennis Buckley,
of a Michigan cavalry regiment, is incorrect.
He claims the credit for Mat Glauber and an
other member of tho Third Indiana.
Phil. Kearney Post, No. 19, organized at Den
ver, Col., threo months ago, now numbers thirty
fivo members. Its first Camp-firo was given
on the 29th ult. Tho following arc tho newly
elected officers: Commander, Major Jacob
Downing; S. V. C, Georgo Lynn: J. V. C,
Albert Ham; Q. M., Charles Saunders; 0. D.,
Charles Harris; 0. G., Georgo Ruggels. Rep
resentatives to the Department Encampment:
General D. J. Cook and Charles Saunders.
The following are the newly elected officers
of Phil Kearney Post, No. 7, of Muskegon,
Mich. : Commander, A. J. Bradford ; S. V., T. J.
Watters; J. V., P. J.Connolly; Q. M., J. Copen
heimer; Chaplain, Jas. Rprague; O. D., G. W.
FiMier ; 0. G., Thos. Cady ; Surg.. A. Ackerman ;
Delegate to Department Encampment, A. F.
Temple; Alternate, M. Avcrill. The Post is
making a slow but sure growth, and now num
bers scvcnt3 members in good standing.
II. A. Tabor Post, No. 13, Reedsburg, Wis.,
will givo a bean banquet on the 28th inst. The
following aro tho officers-elect for the ensuing
year: Post Commander, II. P.Person; R. V. C,
T. W. Clarrige ; J. V. C, S. Corbin ; Surg., Dr.
S. Hall; Chaplain, S. C. Chase; 0. D., James
Miles; 0. G., B. Rathbone. The following
were elected delegates to Department Encamp
ment: C. F.Sheldon; Alternates, T. W. Clar
rige, James Ferdom, Dr. J. Perry, S. C. Chase,
Dr. D. G. Spicer.
James Shields Post, at Grafton, Neb., is a live
one, having a membership of fifty. At their
recent election tho following officers wcro
chosen : Post Commander, John Shoff ; P. V. C,
M. M. Stanwood; J. V. C, Jasper Culver;
Surgeon, W. II. Johnson ; Chaplain, J. B. Doo
littlc, and Q. M., G. E. Crumb. At their Camp
fire Christinas eve they expect somo fine speak
ers and aro preparing for a rousing good time.
May success attend them. Wo aro indebted to
the commander for ten new subscribers to The
Senior-Vico Department Commander Frank
Do Ford organized a Post of the G. A. It. at
Ccnterville, Iowa, December 4th, with twenty
ono charter members, and the election of offi
cers resulted as follows: Commander, Henry
II. Wright; S. V. C, George W. Bcall; J. V. C,
J. J. Pratt; Adjutant, Thomas W. Mecrs; Sur
geon, R. Stephenson ; Q. M., William J. Mar
tin; 0. D., J. C. Barrows; O. G., Joseph Gray;
Chaplain, W. W. Thorp. Centorvillo has about
3,500 population, and tho outlook for a strong
Post is encouraging.
The following were chosen officers of John H.
Williams Post, No. -1, G. A. R., at Berlin, Wis.,
for tho ensuing year, on Thursday evening,
December 7th: Commander, Grid". J. Thomas;
S. V., E. T. Chamberlin; J. V.. Chas. H. Rus
sell ; Q. M., A. G. Dinsmoro; Chaplain, Chas. T.
Susan; Surg., J. D. Galloway; 0. D., A. L.
Tucker; O. G., Sam. Starling; Delegates to
Department Encampment, J. D. Galloway and
E. G. Blackmail ; Alternates, J. P. Suthcr and
J. G. Dresser. The Post is in good condition.
Membership in good standing small, but deter
mined. There is a good cash balance in the
At lloutzdale, Pa., on November 20, Wm. H.
Kinkead Post, No. 293, G. A. R., was organized
in Parker's Hall by Commander A. IL Smith,
of Jno. W. Geary Post, assisted by Comrades
Geo. Heimach, Geo, Parker, aud others. About
twenty candidates were admitted to member
ship, and the following gentlemen installed
officers: Commander, W. A. Davis; S. V. C,
Geo. H. Wooden; J. V. C, R. R. Fleming; 0.
D., J. Lccdom ; Chap., G. W. Dickey; Adjt., E.
H. Beebe ; Q. M., 0. L. Johnston ; Serg., Geo.
Smith ; I. G., Nelson Knapp ; 0. G., G. A. Bald
win. Quite a number of members aro yet to
join, and the Post bids fair to become a strong
Lyon Post, No. 10, of Vincland, N. J., had a
gala time of it on the night of December G.
Department Commander Campbell paid the
comrades of Lyon Post an official visit on that
evening, accompanied by Assistant Inspector
Grub, of Post 37, who put the Tost through the
annual inspection, and complimented the Post
as being up to the standard of excellenco in all
of its workings. Large delegations of visitors
were present from Post 3-12 of Bridgcton, -19
and 55 of Millville, also visiting brothers from
Postsof the Department of Pennsylvania. After
an able and interesting address from tho De
partment Commander, the command to fall in
was given, and tho comrades marched to tho
pleasant hall of Alpha L. L. League, No.'l,
whero tho soldiers paid their respects to a
sumptuous repast, prepared by the ladies of tho
League. After which short speeches wero lis
tened to from tho Department Commander,
Inspector Grub, aud others.
A comrado writes us from Eldred, McKean
co., Pa., under date of December 5th: "At a
regular meeting of J. R. Janes Post, No. 15S,
Department of Pennsylvania, December 1, 1S52,
the following officers were elected for tho j'ear
18S3: Commander, F. M. Adams; S. V. C, M.
S. Calcs; J. V. C, P. Welch, Jr.; Adjt., A. J.
Duryca; Q. M., James Biggin; Surg., M. G.
Knapp; Chap., G. T. Dennis; O. 1., David
Dantt; 0. G., W. A. Howell; S. M., G. W.
Newland; Q. M. S., P. McDonald; Delegate to
Department Encampment, J. M.Wright; Alter
nate, M. S. Cales. This Post now enters tho
fourth year of its organization, with ninety
members, and is in a flourishing condition.
The success of this Post is mainly owing to tho
energy and zeal of our past Post Commander,
J. S. Hicks, who has served us faithfully for
threo years past, and who now retires with
many i egrets. Tho outlook is favorable for a
largo incre:ise tho coming year. A. J. Duryea,
Tho survivors of the Forty-ninth regiment
Pennsylvania volunteers hold their Reunion
at Huntington, Pa., November 13th and 11th.
They wero received by the Grand Army of the
Republic and entertained at private houses and
tho expenses of their meeting defrayed by tho
people of that city. A supper was given them in
Mobus Hall on tho l.th, to which two hundred
people sat down. Tho address of welcomo was
delivered by tho Rev. E. K. Freeman, of tho
Methodist Church, and tho response was by
Rev. I. Newton Ititner, of Philadelphia, secre
ary of tho Veteran Society. Tho following
officers Avcro elected for tho ensuing year:
President, A. C. Greenland, aud ten vice-presidents,
one from each company; secretary, L
Newton Ritner; nssisMt secretary, Joseph B.
Downing; treasurer, Josiah L. Barton; chap
lain, Row William llernshaw, D.D.; surgeon,
Dr. A. Ilarshbergcr. The members of the reg
iment and Post Xo. 4 1, (t. A. It., headed by tho
City Band, marched through tho principal
streets, making a very creditablo display. The
meetings during both days wero devoted to
business, spoech making, reading of poems, his
torical sketches, and reminiscencs. Tho next
Reunion will bo held at Miiilmtown.
From tlic Xational ficinililioan.
Democratic papers call pension bills " raids
on .tho treasury," and yet they expect tho sup
port and votes of tho mon for whom these
"raids" aro made. In other words, they call
men hard names, and thon beg favors of them.
Our Subscribers Do a Little Talking
On Tlieir Own Account.
To the Editor National Tribune:
I havo found a copy of your Tribune sup
plement, volume II, in which you argue
against tho reduction of tho revenue. I am
glad to see you doing this. We have no right
to rcduco tho reveuuo until every interest
bearing indebtedness incurred by reason of the
rebellion is paid and wiped out. We cannot,
injustice, mortgage the labor of future genera
tions to pay a debt incurred by ourselves. All
this cry about the necessity of reducing the
revenue comes from the money vowcr the lend
ing classes, who are anxious for a National debt
for investment. Every soldier should stand up
for the principle, " That the Government alone
must issue money, and that all its issues,
whether coin or paper, must bo mado a full
legal tender." The greatest of all monopolies
to-day is tho money power. If any reduction
in taxation is necessary it could be mado bene
ficial to all the Nation by reducing tho postage
on letters to two cents in placo of three. But I
did not commence this letter for tho purpose of
making an argument on tho political economies
of the day, but for tho purpose of saying that I
am an old AndcrsonvilJo prisoner, who escaped
from that den of horrors and was thirty days
in tho swamps and woods, making my way
through to our lines. My escape was ono of
the moat interesting of any that occurred dur
ing the war, (so pronounced by Captain W. W.
Glazier, author of " The Capture, Prison Pen,
and Escape,") and I thought perhaps it might
prove interesting to your readers, if written up
in a series of chapters. This is my excuse for
writing. Wluit do you think of it?
I am, yours, &c,
It. II. Ferguson,
1st Brigade, Headquarters 2d Cav. Div.
Troy, N. Y., Dec. 9.
Send us tho sketch. Wo will make room
for it if it is interesting and not too long. Ed.
FOLLOW niS EXAMPLE.
To the Editor Xational Tribune:
James B. McPherson Post, No. S7, G. A. R.,
Department of Kansas, was mustered in July
last. Additions have been made to the mem
bership at nearly or quito overy meeting, until
there aro now on the muster-roll tho names of
more than one hundred comrades, all good men
and true, firmly united in the bonds of Frater
nity, Charity and Loyalty. At tho last meet
ing of tho Post I took with me tho sample
copies of TnE Tribune that I had received,
showed them to the boys, and in a few minutes
I had sixteen new men on tho skirmish line,
and I think that we can re-enforce them from
timo to time. If yon can do so, please begin
their subscriptions with Vol. II, Xb. 1G, so that
they may havo tho completo history of tho
Gettysburg campaign, as some of them wero
participants in that bloody contest. Hoping
that tho battlo now being waged by The Xa
tional Tribune may bo equally as decisivo
as was Gettysburg,
I am, yours, in F., C. and L.,
Alvah W. Tower.
Galya, Kan., Dec. 4.
A "WIDOW'S TWO LETTERS.
To tho Editor National Tribune:
Enclosed please find one dollar to renew my
subscription. I havo no timo to read papers,
but The Xational Tribune I shall read if I
have to read it after midnight. It is a splen
did paper, and I would not bo without it at
any prico. Yours, truly,
Mrs. Nathan Clouse.
Akron, O., Nov. G.
The abovo letter is dated November 6th. I
was certain I could renew my subscription
then, but my littlo boy's shoes gavo out and I
had to get new ones, aud it took timo to earn
tho money to fulfil my promise. My lot as a
soldier's widow is a hard and sad one. If
Uncle Sam would only givo mo half of what he
owes me, I might havo a little comfort with
my children. Yours, truly,
Mrs. Nathan Clouse.
Akron, O., Dec. -1.
Xathan Clouse was a private in tho First
Ohio L. A. He filed his claim in 1S76, but died
beforo the allowance of tho claim. His widow
filed her claim in 1S79. Ed.
WANTED A HISTORY OP TYLER PRISON.
To the Editor Xationat. Tribune:
I have read all the sketches that havo been
written for the Tribune by ex-prisoners of war,
and I have been deeply interested in them. I
was a prisoner myself for over ono year at
Tyler, Texas, and judging from tho reports of
Frco Lance and othcis, tho treatment was about
tho same in all. Much has been said about
Andersonvillo and other Eastern prisons in the
Tribune, but I have not seen anything about
Tyler prison. Could not somo comrade of tho
Seventy-seventh and Ono Hundred and Thir
tieth Illinois or Thirty-second and Thirty-sixth'
Iowa furnish a sketch of it? I was captured in
the spring of 1SG1, when I was but seventeen
years old, and was ono of the last to sign tho
parolo at Tyler in May, 1SG5. What a joyful
time wo had that night. I never shall forget
it. I wrts at Tyler when tho first tunnel and
tho last was dug. A traitor in tho prison
"gave us away" to tho rebels. Every man in
tended to go out through tho last one, and
would havo douo so had it not been for him.
However, he got his just dues all the same. I
was there, too, when tho boys escaped in tho
dirt cart. A friend of mine escaped in that
cart. Two of tho boys would lio down in tho
cart and tho rest would' covor them with filth
from the prison. The darkoy driver, with his
mule, would then take them out and dump tho
cart and como back after others. I would like
to hear from somo of tho boys through tho
Tribune. Who can give tho history of Tyler?
I have a sketch of tho prison, drawn just beforo
the prisoners wero liberated, which is very
natural. OnaAVord for tho Trluune: I havo
taken it over sinco it was bom. It is the best
paper wo soldiers can take. Enclosed please
find post-oilico order for $15 for that many new
subscribers. Yours, fraternally,
A. J. Swanger,
Lato of Co. K, 120th O. V.
WISH YOU COULD STUMP THE STATE!
To tho Editor National Tribune:
Still they como! Listen to them drop!
Thirteen more solid shot with which to load
your guns. You will seo by my list that I am
still gathering tho boys in, and will continuo
to do so while I am ablo to travel. I am a
cripplo, with ono artificial log aud tho othor
wounded, so you sco I am necessarily a poor
walker, but I can stand around on tho corners
and catch tho boys whilo on their rounds.
Every old soldier should tako The National,
Tribune -tho soldier's friend and I shall in
sist upon all taking it that I meet with. As
for mysolf, I would not do without it. I look
for it on Monday as much as 1 look for my
dinner. We organized a G. A. R. Post here
November 23d, with sixteen chartor members,
with tho assistanco.of A. A. G. Townsond, of
Newton, Iowa, with tho following officers:
Commander, A. R,Dowy; S. V. C, W. D. Glea-$on-;
J. V. C, Arnold; Q. M., J. A. Baugh-
man; Adjt., H. Bunker; 0. G., M. O. Loygh
lan. At tho last meeting wo mnstercd three
more, and there are lots moro coming. Wo
think we can get a good Post hero by a littlo
work. If each comrado will bring ono recruit,
you seo it will soon show np immense. En
closed yon will find list of subscribers, thirteen
in number, and P. O. order for $13.
Yours, in. F., C. and L.,
J. A. Batjghilln.
practical appreciation of TnE tribune.
To the Editor Xational Tribune:
I have been reading this evening the descrip
tion of tho battle of Gettysburg in your issuo
of November 23.1, by Rev. Theodore Gerrish,
and it recalls vividly to my mind tho many
fierce battles I was in over fifty in all and it
makes my blood tinglo with shame and in
dignation to read such papers as tho Xew York
Tribune, Herald, and Sun, and any and all other
papers that throw ont insinuations about tho
old soldiers. I am proud to think that we havo
such a champion as The Xational Tribune,
and I shall try- and induce every old soldier
among my acquaintances to subscribe for it.
Wish you great success. Yours,
MlLO S. GOLDTnWATT,
Com. Sorg't. Co. 1, 1st N. Y. Dragoons.
Olean, Xr. Y., Nov. 27.
WRITE AGAIN, C03IRADE!
To the Editor National Tribune:
Enclosed find one dollar, for which pleasa
send me The Tribune. I am and have beoa
since lcG3 examining snrgeon for pensions, ami
I wish I could havo had your paper years ago.
It is a good thing for all who are interested in
any way in tho matter of pensions. I shall
make it my business to recommend your paper
to tho boys, and if I can be of use to you, or
to them through you, let me know. Perhaps I
might write yon something in relation to ex
aminations of pensions which would pleaso
your readers or be of use to them.
I. n. Bartholomew,
Scc'y Board of Examining Surgeons.
soldiers' wives and daughters.
To tho Editor National Tribune:
Tho wives and daughters of tho soldiers of
this place, feeling that greater interest ought
to bo aroused in their Grand Army Post (John
M. Hutchinson Post, No. 2-13;, got up a pleasant
entertainment on tho 30th ult, for the purpose
of raising money to buy a flag for the Post. Tho
exercises of tho evening consisted of a lecture
upon Andersonvillo, by an ex-prisoner, and
somo beautiful tableaux, after which a bounti
ful repast was served, while tho fife and drum
enlivened tho sceno and reminded us of other
days. I heartily endorse tho sentiments and
principles which you advocate in The Na
tional Tribune in behalf of the wives and
daughters of the soldiers. Wo who remember
tho sympathy and earnest devotion which they
bestowed upon our cause in the dark days of
the rebellion; wo who have seen them on the
field, in tho camp, and in the hospital, cheer
fully giving a helping hand in caring for the
wounded and speaking kind words to the sick
and dying, are not satisfied to see them take a
back seat now. Ever sinco tho creation of
woman she has been intimately connected
with all tho great movements that havo had a
tendency to elevato and improve the condition
of mankind, and why not now permit her to
enjoy some of the privileges of thefG. A. R.?
Although our Post is only a yearling, it is
very well trained, and is doing some good work
for tho causo of the soldiers in bringing them
into the Tanks of tho Grand Army and in advo
cating and sustaining among the people tho
principles for which many of them sacrificed
their lives. Onr cause is a good and noble ono,
and it should bo our aim and object to push tho
work along the whole line, and let every com
rado again feel tho elbow touch, as when, wo
marched across the field to victory.
Yours, in F., C. and. L.,
M. L. Oliistead,
Pavilion, N. Y., Dec. 5.
the best op five.
To the Editor National Tribune:
I think the Tribune is tho best and cheapest
soldiers' paper published, and I think I know
what I am writing about, as I am now a sub
scriber to five of them. Ono of my weaknesses
is my love for anything in tho interest of my
lato comrades in arms.
T. D. McGillicuddy,
Fourth District Mustering Officer G. A, B.
wnY TnE tribune is a power.
To the Editor National Tribune:
Tho "samplo copies" sent mo have been re
ceived. I intend to mako up a club for your
admirable paper. Those to whom I showed a
copy soon became interested, and tho more they
peruse it tho better they aro pleased with it,
coming to my houso to sco tho paper and the
facts and figures which it gives. When I first
read your editorials, I mado up my mind that
thcro would bo a power come out of your lead
ership. Truth, earnestness, and a spirit of fair
ness and justice characterized your treatment
of matters relating to tho ex-soldiers, bond
holders, &c, and those who read the paper could
not fail to tako what it said to heart. Tha
equalization bounty bill, tho passage of which
you now advocate, is another just measure,
which, if not parsed this sido of 'S-l, may never
pass at all, but bo laid quietly away among tho
dead things, "tabled." Again, I will say that
I'll do all I cau to send somo subscribers. Wa
need The Tribune.
We havo thirty-five names enrolled, with a
view to organizing a Post of tho G. A. R.; fifty
is tho number wo thought to havo beforo taking
any further steps in the matter.
Wishing you success in every good under
taking, I remain, your friend and comrade,
Isaac O. Bowman.
Wareensbueg, Mo., Dec. 4.
WHERE THE TRIBUNE IS APPRECIATED.
To the Editor National Tribune:
I am greatly delighted with tho soldiers'
friend your most valuablu paper. I think it
is tho best paper that was over published in this
glorious country of ours. Its words are sharp
and to tho point, and I hope you wiU keep up
a heavy firo of grape and canister on the ene
mies of tho soldiers until tho last ono is sub
dued and completely routed. I thank you for
vonr great efforts in bohalf of tho soldiers, and
i am doing all I can to get soldiers to subscribo
for your grand paper. A good list has bean
sent friin this post-oflico already, and I think
I can get more to subscribo yot.
Bloom Post, G. A. R., was organized here Oc
tober 20, 1S62, and has now a membership of
thirty-five. Wo muster from ono to fivo re
cruits overy Saturday night, and nearly all
subscribe for your excellent papor, and say it is
the best that they over read; and I think it is,
for it is doing a grand work for the noblo de
fenders of tho Union, and I hope you will keop
it up until evorj soldier gets his just dues.
Yours, in F., C. and L.,
Geo. W. Custer, S. V. a
Iron Furnace, O., Dec. 5.
WHERE THE TRIBUNE IS NEEDED.
To tho Editor N vtional Tribune:
Pleaso find enclosed ono dollar for one year's
subscription for The National Tribune.
Respectfully, yours, N. P. Pond,
Secretary Rochester Printing Co., Publishers of
Rochester Democrat and Chroniclt.
SO CHESTER, N. Y. Deo. i.