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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. 0., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1882.
TfjE GRAND pY-
Commander-in-Chief VanDervoort and
The Tribune Post Elections
Nearly every issue of Tiie Tribune con
tains a page or more of Grand Army news,
covering nearly every Department in the
country, and its reports are unquestionably
the most comprehensive and accurate that
are to be found any where. It is our purpose,
however, to make this feature of The Trib
TTXE still more valuable, and it was with
that object in view that the following letter
was written :
Office of The National Tribune,
Washington, D. C, Dec 20, 1SS2.
Paul. Van Dervoort.
Commander-in-Chief. G. A. -ff.
Dear Comiiaue: It is the desire of The Nation
al Tribune to make its weekly review of events
in the various Departments of the Grand Army :is
eornrjrehensive and comuletc as uorvsible. not sim
ply for the greater interest which it will possess
for its readers, but for the stimulating ellcct which
it will have upon the Order itself, and to that end it
jisks your pergonal, and. wj far as practicable, your
official co-operution. "What is most important is to
obtain from the Assistant Adjutant-General of
each Department a weekly or monthly report of
the number of New Posts established and recruits
mustered, so that an accurate record can be kept of
the growth of the Order, which will serve as an in
centive to greater efforts on the part of our com
rades. In the becond place, it is desirable to be in
direct communication with the Posts themselves,
So that any meeting;. Camp-fire, or public entertain
ment may be promptly reported and a general
Interchange of ideas and suggestions concerning
their conduct thereby be brought about.
Inasmuch as the annual elections of officers have
fust taken place and the Department Encampments
are about to bo held, this stems to us a propitious
time in which to undertake in downright earnest
the work of publishing from week to week a com
plete and roll able record of the work of the Grand
Army in every Department from Elaine to Cali
fornia, and it is the lelicf of The Tribune that
&ucli a record would prove of great practical value
to the Order ithelf. May we not count upon the
active eo-operation of yourself and your brother
Yours, in F., O. and 1-.,
The National Tribune.
In reply to the above we have the pleasure
of acknowledging the receipt of the follow
ing: National Headquarters, G. A. E.,
Omaha, Neb., Dec. 26, 1S82.
To the Editor National Tribute,
Washington, D. C.
Dear Comrade: In reply to your favor of the
20th inst., I batten to bay that it will afford me
genuine pleasure to do what I can towards facili
tating the collection and transmission of Grand
Army news to your journal. The Tribune bus
fhown itself to be an enthusiastic worker in the
interest of the Grand Army, and has already been
of great practical service in establishing new Posts
and building up the membership of the Order, and
1 shall always esteem it an honor to enjoy its aid
and support. At the first opportunity I will com
municate with the proper Department authorities,
and meantime you may say in your columns, as
coming from me,-that I think every Post Adjutant
will render a service to the Order bv keeping The
KiiiWK anvisea oi an mailers pertaining to the
Grand Army that may come under his notice.
"Wishing you success in your noble work,
I am, fraternally yours,
Paul Van Dervoort,
"We trust that our comrades will bear in
mind this request of the Commander-in-Chief
and avail themselves of every oppor
tunity that may offer to furnish The Trib
une with fresh and interesting Grand Army
news. The field which The Tribune oc
cupies is po large, geographically, and the
members of the Order are so widely scat
tered, that the cordial co-operation of our
comrades is absolutely essential in this mat
ter, and we hope it will not be withheld.
will bo five or six mustered in at our next
You re, in F., C, and L.,
D. B. Baker.
A Litcly Camp-firo nt .TolinsonlHirc.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
JOHNSONSBURG, WYOMING Co., X. Y Dec.
15. Tho Beuford Post, of Johusonsburp, gave
good indications of life and wide-awakeness
a few evenings ago in an excellent entertain
ment. A large company of 6oldiers and their
families and invited guests gathered in the hall,
and the entire evening wis one of intense
enjoyment. The soldieis told their stories,
sang their songs, and wc helped them eat a
grand ration of beans, hard-tack and coffee.
Gibbs Post, of Warsaw, was well represented
After the company had filled themselves, they
began to fill up the evening with a happy pro
gramme of speeches and songs and fun. A
warm address of welcome from Commander
Parker was followed by an sxcellont memorial
paper from Comrade Whipple, reviewing scenes
and incidents and battles The inimitable
ments, and 'afterwards a grand hop, which
lasted until the break of day. The receipts of
the entertainment placed in our quartermaster's
hands a margin over $40 above all expenses.
By the vy, wc have an altar that I think
would bca credit to any Encampment (even
the National). Good judges like Gen. Henry
and Col. Gates say it is tho most appropriate
design of anything that they have yet seen. It
hasmouuted mortars. corps-badges, and painted
red white and blue, with the thirty-eight stars,
also the Grand Army star and other things, too
numerous to mention. It was designed by
Comrade S. T. Greene, of Wolcott, Vt., and any
one can have a plan or description of the same
at a reasonable price by sending to his address.
Nearly all take The National Tkibuni:, as
all ex-soldiers will find it for their interest to
do so by helping to support a paper of the lar
gest circulation, which is outspoken in advocat
ing the soldier's rights.
Yours, in F., C, and L., "Adjutant."
The flood Time a Sleighing Tarty Had at a Ver
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
C. -... l- t-- ,.i t r! i '
Corey was there in costume and made one of I, J"' yiw' ,V n ' 10Ab my " "" s
his happv speeches. Comrade I.Sam Johnson ! subscription to Ihk Irihuxk very soon ex-
piles, x nenu you one uoiiui ioi .iiuiiuur .year.
I feel that you are doing a great work and wish
every old soldier might be able to live one
eulogized the G. A. R. in a truthful and forcible
speech. His brother made the house shake
every time he opened his mouth. Every ono
of his speeches took immediate ellcct. A crutcli
emphasized a ringing three-minute speech from
Comrade Barnet. Comrade Madden, besides
making some remarks, exhibited to the com
pany hard-tack brought home from the war.
It was considerably reduced in the course of
tho evening. Comrade Harrington spoke en
couraging words as to the growth and prospects
of the G. A. R. organizat ion. Rev. E. E. Adams
drank a toast to the " Boys ia Blue," and mado
a speech, both of which were heartily cheered.
Your humble servant made a few remarks,
which were kindly received. I cannot recall
other names just as worthy of notice, for most
of them were strangers to nie. Not an unkind
thought was spoken, but every speech did
havo in it the breath of intense loyalty to
country. I shall not soor. forget tho happy
evening spent as an invited guest with the
soldiers of the G. A. R.
John W. Barxktt.
A Call to Anns.
To the Editor National Tribune:
Saugertikp, N. Y., Dec. 2.1. At the last
meeting of J. R. Tappen Post, No. '21;", Depart
ment of New York, G. A. R., the Adjutant was
instructed to draw up protest against the
reduction of the internal-revenue tax, and
after obtaining the signatures of the members
of the Post, forward the same to our Repre
sentative in Congress. Would it not bo well for
all Posts who havo not as yet acted in this
matter to do likewise?
Soldiers, we must work if we would succeed.
Let us, by every means placed in our hands,
second tho brave and energetic stand taken by
our friend. The National Tribune.
We are not beggars; Ave only ask what our
Government pledged itself to perform, and as
long as those obligations are unfulfilled a re
duction of any tax that would retard the pay
ment of these obligations would be a crime
against those who nave freely given their all
to their country, and have received nought in
Therefore, soldiers, to the front ! The enemy'
is powerful, but if wo meet him with an un
broken line, as of yore, and maintain the right,
his advance will be turned to a retreat, while
wc, with colors flying, will, after waiting many
wcary years, obtain our own.
That Tin; Tribune may never flag in its
efforts, and its bravo utterances be heard by
every loyal heart throughout our whole
country, is tho sincere wish of
C. F. Carxwright,
Late Co. B, 5th N. Y. H. A.
dollar cheaper the next year and'get more than
ton dollars' worth of good, sound knowledge
from The Tribune. Speaking of good things,
calls to mind the good time our Post (Ctimmings,
No. 37, of Ilinesburg,) had at Burlington while
visiting Stanard Post. No. 2. The bows were
1 hardly out of the sleighs you see we some
times have sleighing up here in Yormont be
fore the comrades of Stanard Post captured the
whole squad and marched us right into one of
the finest commissary departments on the
whole line. After drilling in tho manual of
arms a full long hour, we were then pro
nounced fit subjects for the Post room, which
we found as cozy and home-like as one would
wish to find. Among the many line portraits
which adorn the walls are those of ex-Governor
Washburn. George P. Foster, W. W. Henry,
Warren Gibbs, and ex-Presidents Grant and
Garfield. After the regular order of business,
during which some very complimentary re
marks were made by Comrades Henry, Gibbs-,
Francis and McColium, of Stanard Post, tho
comrades opened a Camp-fire, and each one
seemed to have a better yarn to spin than his
predecessor had spun. After an hour or two
spent in recollections of old times, our hoys
departed for home, feeling avoII paid for the
visit to Stanard Post, No. :i. of Burlington.
Yours, in F., C. and 1,.,
11. U. Tilley.
One Tost Which is Evidently in Excellent Health.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Nashville, Mich., Dec 16. Jeffords Post,
Ino. 82, is not dead, if there has not been any
report of its movements iu The National
Tribune for a long time. Our command has
been skirmishing and recruiting ever since it
entered tho sendee, and has at this time several
additional recruits whoso names have been
taken and Avho will soon be brought under the
control of our commanding officer. When wo
enrolled under the G. A. R. banner Ave had a
little squad of forty-fiA-e, and now our detach
ment numbers sixty, who have come forward
and reported for "rations,'' and several more
who stand shivering outside eagerly sniffm
our coffee, hard-tack, and "sow belly," and
longing to join our squad and fill up on the
good things which they once so eagerly
For a long time our detachment was on active
da y. skirmishing with tho enemy and trying
to outflank them in order to secure a good
point on Avhich to erect our works of offense
and defense. After being driven back and forth
a few tunes Avithout loss but, on the contrary
a decided gain to our ranks and masking our
batteries several times to good effect, and after
wiLunug me i own wall, Upera House, and the
basement of a drug btore, we at last surprised
our enemies by moving on their works in force
u .wiiiuui me joss oi anrop ot Wood, except
nhen our commander scratched his finger in
Tunning up the colors, secured possession of
?woms suitable for action ; being in an elevated
and secure position, wc can calmly overlook the
enemy's field and pour our shot and shell into
their ranks without danger of being driven
from our strongly fortified redoubt.
Oar commander is a "gritty " felloAV, always
on the alert, and ever ready for action, and
-when he gives the Avord the boys rush into
action as unconcerned as though on dress
Like all detachments we have faint-hearted
ones, but when a little better " posted" they will
be all right. Shooting silver dollars, halves,
and qunrters has unstrung the nerves of a few
but when they find the Avounds readily heal
and never result finally they v, ill stand firm in
the ranks and be ever ready for action.
Onr Post hold their election of officers on tho
fp.a nisi., and the folloAviug is the new roster
Commander, Eli F. Evans: s v r n rw"
am; J. V. C, Jacob Young; Q. M., E
Bush; Surgeon, T E. Miles; Chaplain, J. a
Hall; O. D F.Baker; O. G., F. H. Gokay,
-with Comrades F. D. Soules and E. Potter as
representative and alternate, respective! v, to
the Department Encampment ; and, also, there
was detailed a small detachment to start out on
a reconnoissance to feel of tho enemv and see
if some way cannot be planned whereby a
greater supply of "ammunition" can be fur
nished for our magazine, and see if there is any
chance to "forage" outside our lines. Our
command must have "hospital" supplies, but
as we are avcII supplied with ice, gas, Avind, in
struments, and many other necessaries, wc only
need a greater supply of " plasters " and "jin
lers" to enable ub to stand a very long siege."
& But as this report is quite lengthv I will stop
with the promise of another grist, if this isn't
too "sandy" to grind.
The Commander-in-Chief's Housing Reception it
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
Wilmington, Dec. 2fi A week ago, fiiis
afternoon, Commander-in-Chief Paul Yanc'er
voort, accompanied by his senior aide-de-camp,
S. B. Jones, of Omaha, Neb., arrived in this
city and proceeded quietly to tile Olauon
House, where they were entertained by the
ThoOrder In Washington Territory,
epoclul Correspondence National Tribune.
Vancouver, Wash. Territory. Nov. an
As I am a subscriber of your valuable paper
Like the liberty of AA'ritiug a feAv lines to I
The Posts assembled at
their respective headquarters at seven o'clock,
and the Commaudcr-in-Cnief and staff, under
the. escort of Department Commander AVain
wiij&U A. A. G. Ross, and A. Q. M. G. Litzen
borfr visited the rooms of all the Posts, and the
chief expressed himself highly gratified liy the
evidence of prosperity ho saAv on every baud.
liic column formed on Market street Avith
the right resting on Fifth. It moved prompt v
at oight o'clock in the following order: Platoon
of twenty police, under command of Chief
Hawkins, assisted by Sergeants Sova and
Decker; Commander-in-Chief and staff, De
partment Commander and staff, Smyth Post
Drum Corps, Smyth Post, with about seventy
five men, commanded by Senior Vice Com
mander Jacob B. Slifer;DuPout Tost Drum
Corps, DuPont Post, Avith about seventy-fivo
men, in charge of Commander S. S. Johnson ;
Sumner Post, with about forty men, Avith Com
mander Simeon Hood in charge; delegations of
Watson and Reynolds Posts. Smyth and Du
Pont Po-ts carried their full sets of elegant silk
flags and the column, which Avas under tha
command of A. A. G. Ross, presented a fine
Illuminations of red fire were shown at tho
headquarters of DuPont Post, at the Youn"
ti. ..j n l.i? -,, , -..-'
jiyiia .uvpuniicaii hud room ami at the front
of the Masonic Temple. Upon entering the
lecture room of the Grand Onera House thn
National and Department officers Avere assigned
to seats upon tho platform, Avhile the Posts filed
into the front seats Avhich had been reserved for
them. The remainder of the hall Avas filled
with old soldiers and their families.
Department Commander Wainwright made a
brief opening address and introduced the Com-mader-in-Chief,
Avho delivered a ringing and
eloquent speech of an hour's length, in Avhich ho
held the undivided attention of the audience.
Addresses AverealfomadebyPrcsidcnt Purnell of
Delaware College, a member of Post 9; Colonel
fcamucl A. Alacallister, Dr. A. Russell, Past De
partment Commander McNair, and A. A. G.
Ross. Mayor Wales occupied a seat upon the
platform. Music aais furnished by the Dn Pont
Drum Corps and by a company of volunteer
singers, with Miss Mary LeAvis at piano. The
Roberts sisters and E. Thomas Booker were
among the singers. Tho Camp-fire adjourned
at 10.30 o'clock AA-it; the whole audience sink
ing " My Country 'tis of Thee." The visitors
Avere then banqueted at the restaurant of Harry
GotA-alsand it Avas nearlj' midnight Avhen the
final farewells Avere spoken.
The Commander-in-Chief has visited nine
teen of the thirty-six Departments under his
command during tho first six months of his
. A. ii. hOYS KnOAV AVliat tliwr mmwiiluB
are doing in Washington Territory. Col. Ells
worth Post, No. 2. Avas organized Uvn -vo-.ira
-- -j j
with lilteen charter members. We. linvn ...
about fifty-six, with our headquarters in Van
couver. We ga-o our first ojen social on Tuesday
evening, November 2bth. Tho J. O. O. F. hail
Win which avo hold our meetings Avas avcII filled
with old soldiers and their wives and children.
The exercises began with the song " Marching
Through Georgia," which was followed by sev
eral amusing stories, interspersed Avith patriotic
Bongs, which CA'eryone enjoyed. In tho mean
time avo had the bitter with the SAvect. One of
the comrades fold a stoiy of prison life. Our
Post is in a flourishing condition, Avith a good
prospect ahead, as there are a great many old
soldiers in tho surrounding country, and there
A Very Interesting and Siiccessnil Camp-llic at
Special Corre.pindente National Tribune.
Wolcott, Vt., Dec. 21. Foster Post, No. .",,
G. A. R., held a Camp-fire in Red field Block,
Grand Army Hall, Wolcott, Vt., December i:.
1 ho hall had been tastefully decorated with
flags, bunting, corps badges, and mottoes of the
Fraternity. At the west end of the hall was a
picture of General George P. Foster (our name
sake), enclosed within the Grand Army b.ide
(Size of star, 5 ft.) On the east end of 'the ball'
Avas the Goddess of Liberty, reaching nearly
from the ceiling to the floor. The hall was
enwded, although the night Avas very stormy
and cold. After music by a select choir, Com
mander Leach invited Colonel C. D. Gates of
.uiiiuijKe, ui. ,. u. oi iiu .Natl. Encampment',
to the "front," and presented to him, in behalf
oi luo i-osi, a line engraving of a soldier's rec
ord in gilt frame (size 22x28 inches) as a testi
monial for services rendered at our organiza
tion on February 7th last; also on Decoralion
- ,y in acting as our marshal, and for the kind
and generous liberality always shown us. both
as a body and individuals, thereby placing us
under lasting obligations. But, as afterwards
appeared, the surprise to Colonel GafesAvas not
to bo the only one, for, after acknowledging t lie
gift in hib usual five mid easy Avay bv puyiii"
a high tribute to Foster Post, he, in return"
presented to Commander Leach, in behalf of
the Post, a facsimile of the record and frame as
a, testimonial for courtesies too numerous to
mention. (Jen W. W. Henry, U. S. marshal of
Burlington, gave us a very interesting army
life sketch of tho battle of the Wilderness,
Avhich held the audience for more than an
hour. Miss Genie Gates of Cambridge, and
Miss Lillian Cutting of Morrisvillc, each gave
tAvo very fine recitations. Then came refrcsh-
Comrado Galland Avrites us from Montrose,
Iowa: The annual election of officers and
representattA'cs for this Post avus held on the
7th iust., and the rcult av.is as folloAA's : Com
rades Washington Galland, P. C. ; James Code,
S.V.C.; B. F. Derrick, J. V. C. ; F. Walker,
Chap.; F. M. Jaster, Q. M.; S. N. Sawyer, O.
D.; J. Rempey, O. (!.: and as representatives
and alternates, Comrades F. M. J:istcr, W. B.
Van Ylcef, James Code and S. N. Sawyer. At
the solicitation of the P. C.-elect and in accord
ance with the general desire of the comrades
of this Post, Comrade S. T. Staysi. our present
P. C, has signified his Avillingncss to accept
the appointment as Adjutant. Wc have hoav
forty members enrolled, and have four new ap
plications to be pres-ented at our next meeting.
This Post Avas organized on the 21th of last
April Avith tAventy-six charter members; lias
continued to grow steadily, and is now in a
healthy and prosperous condition. We have
received information that the cannon donated
to this Post for monumental purposes by act of
Congress has been delivered for transportation
to this place. It is a 21-iound howitzer. So
if the comrades in Washington should happen
to hoar any A-ery remarkably loud report from
the West about January 1st, do not lie alarmed
and conclude that Mt. Diablo has toppled over
and fallen into the Mississippi RiA-er, but
quietly smile and say: "Well, tho old boys at
Montrose are having a rousing Camp-fire, to bo
There Avas a very interesting meeting of
Conovcr Post, No. 03, of Freehold, N. J., on
Wednesday evening, December 3:5. Com
mander John W. Hulso presided. Hcnrv M.
Nevius, avIio is a member of tho staff of Commander-in-Chief
VanDervoort, as Aell as an
aid of General Campbell, Commander of tho
Department of New Jersey, Avas present. Mr.
Nevius is also Commander of Arrowsmith Post,
of Red Bank. The evening Avas set down by
Assistant Inspector Thomas P. Roekctt. for his
official A-isitation, and he Avas present, and was
a close observer of tho lnannor of doing tho
"work" in this Post. The following ollicers
Avere installed: Commander, Edwin F. Apple
gato; S. X. C, Charles A. BroAver; J. X. G,
Charles H. Snedeker; Q. M., Charles A. Clark ;
Surg., Caleb Patterson; Chap., Jacob Douglass;
u. u., cnurjcs iiartsneim ; ( . U., (Jeorge Sparks;
Delegate to Department Encampment, W. W.
Cannon ; alternate, Charles Harfsheim. At
tho close of the election Inspector Rocket t avus
called upon for remarks, and he responded in a
very pleasant manner. Commander Hulse Avas
invited to say something, and made a few ex
cellent remarks on the good and Avdfuiv of the
Older. Then followed Commander-elect Apple
gate, who declared it to be his deiro to do all
he could to inert aso tho life and strength of
v onoA-er rost and ol the Order in general, A
handsome chart of the army corps badges Avas
hung in the room for the first time. Resolution-
Avere adopted thanking General Perrine
for the loan of rifles and equipments, and to
Commander-elect Applegato for the handsomely-framed
chart of the army corps badges.
Commander Frank Lillibridge, of Pike, N.
Y., Avrites us as follows: Garfield Po-t, No. 220,
has elected the following officers: Commander,
Frank Lillibridge; S. V. C, Henry Besancon;
J. V.'C, F. J. Davidson; Q. M., Newton Kerr;
Surg., Dr. H. R. Merville; Chap., Kher Fisk;
O. D., Page Burrnell; O. (;., Harrison Strceter.
Garfield PostAVtis mustered September 21, 1SS1,
Avith thirty-live comrades, by Past Vice Depart
ment Commander N. B. Laurence, of Gibbs
Post, No. lao, assisted by several comrades of
same Post. 1 he Post has since mustered in
sixteen comrades, and more to follow. Two
comrades, Braudou and Emmery, have been
transferred from our ranks to the ranks of the
Grand Commander above. Wo are arranging
for a public installation on Saturday evening
January Gth. You see avc are a live Post, for
avc are taking as many as tAvcnty-five copies of
Thk National Tkibunk a paper that every
soldier ought to haA'e. If Senator Beck should
meet some of our hoys and tell them to their
faces that thoy are thieves, they Avould soon
giA'C him to understand that they were canni
Comrade Henry Burrows, of Brandon, Vt.,
AATi testis: At tho annual meeting of Chas. J.
Ormsbee Po,t, No. 16, Brandon, Vt., hold Mon
day evening, December 11, the following com
rades Avero elected for the ensuing vcar Post
Commander, Win. H. Flint, S. V. C., Henry
Barrows; J. V. C, L (J. Barrett; Q. M , Oro
Meacham; Surg., N. S. Capon : Chaplain E. G.
Carr; O D., C W. Can-; O. G., Henry Cross.
C. W. Carr Avas elected delegate to Department
Encampment, and II. Buitoavs alternate. This
Post is in a prosperous condition and gaining
in numbers, having recruits (o muster in a?
nearly every meeting. At our annual meeting
Ave M'-elecfed our coinmandei, quartermaster,
and chaplain. We hold our llrst Camp-fire of
the Season next .Saturday evening, and the
committee are hard at Avork to make the occa
sion interesting to all who attend Why do
you not Avrile us often, yomradey We cannot
Avait for local ne paper reports. Ei
"Cripple'' writes us a.i follows. Post No.
1 .'(?, G A. R , Department of Illinois. Avas or
ganized at Chillicotlie, 111., mi the 22d of May,
1SS2, with a charter membership of thirty-two!
It has continued to grow in numbers and in
terest ovei since Wo now have over sixty iu
good standing, more coming iu. At our first
meeting in December avo elected olllcera for
next year as folhms: Com., J. F. Thomas: S.
. C, Sam Ilosselton; J. V. C, W. N. Mahan;
Harris; O. G., A. A. Sheffield; Q. M. S., A. E.
Smith ; Adj't, H. B. York. Our Post has pros
pered during the last year, and the officers have
done all in their poAA-or to adA'ancc the interest
of the G. A. R. To close the old year the Tost
garc a grand, entertainment, Avhich proA'cd a
R. O. Tyler Post, Hartford, Conn., has elected
the folloAving officers: Commander, Henry E.
Taintor; S. V. C, John C Taylor; .f. V. C.,
Thomas A. Gill ; Q. M.. Joseph S. Forsyth ;
Surg., Dr. P. D. Peltier; Chaplain, U. U., Mor
loy; O. D.. Franklin Dart : O. G., J. W. Long
don. Delegates and alternates to tho State
Encampment, which meets at Hartford next
month, Avere elected as follows Delegates
Henry C. Dwiuht, H. R. Morlev, J. C. Taylor,
T. J. Gill, William M. Rogers. W. E. Morgan,
and John W. Thachor. Alternates J. S. For
syth, S. D. Chamberlain, C. G. Stone. Charles
Babeoek, W. H. Hailing, John D. Lapaugh, and
R. E. Rose.
The following are the officers-elect of Frank
LoAvry Post, No. 157, of Clinton, Hl.: P. C,
John A. Edmiston ; S. V. C, Asa Wilson ; J. V.
G, George W.Scott; Q. M., Jacob Vogel; Surg.,
C. Goodbrake; Chap., William Armstrong; O.
D., William Booth; O.of G., J.E.Moflatt; I.G., i
J. B. F. Brown; O. G., T. N. Byerly; judge
adA'ocalc, S. K. Carter; drum major, O. A.
Hoyt: musical director, A. D. Cackley; dele
gate to State Encampment, C. Goodbrake:
alternate, M. R. Cohvell.
The following are the officers-elect of Joe
Hooker Post, No. 2G, Hart, Mich.: W. E.
Thorp, P. C. ; J. A. Collier, S. V. C. ; C. Richter,
J. V. C; J. V. Cahill, Q. M.; J. If. Slater,
Surg.; John C. Cary, Chap. ; H. J. Holmes, O.
D.; F. H. Edwards, O. G.; J. A. Collier, dole
gate; C. Griswold, alternate. Commander
Thorp Avrites us that the Post now numbers
forty-four members, and is uniformed Avith
caps, bells and badges. It owns a lino large
Bible for the alfar and a beautiful silk flag and
lias a surplus in tiie treasury. A Camp-fire
will be held next month.
Comrade Miller, of Daimlle, Mich., Avrites us
as follows: Sometime in October Ave formed a
G. A. R. Post in this place of twenty-five char
ter members, and haA'e more to come in soon.
We are in good Avorking order. The title of
the Post is Frank Hicks Post, No. 78, and at
our last meeting the following officers Avere
elected: Commander, Andrew Beers; S. V. C,
J. O. Gilford; J. V. C, A. J. Miller; Q. M., C.
E. Ball ; O. D., A. Dakin : O. (!..!!. II. Dakin;
Chap., Isaiah Dakin : Surg., C. C. Sherman.
Post Mb' of Blnomington, 111., has elected the
following officers: Coin., E. 11. Miner; S. V.
C, John A. Fnlwiler; J. V. G, Guy A. Carlton;
Q. M., R. S.McIntyre; Surg., Dr. A. T. Barnes;
O. !)., M. B. Jeter; O. G., J. E. Bentley ; Rep
resentative, A. C. Swcetser; alternate; C. D.
Myers. Tho Post, although a young one, has
already seventy-ono members and is in a grow
'.Comrade William K. Gray Avrites us that
post No. SG, of Jefi'er.-onville, Indiana, has
elected the following officers: Com., John W.
.Thompson; S. V. C, George Watson; J. V. C,
J. S. Whicher: 0. D., A. J. Burlingamc; O. G.,
Hugh Mitchell ; Chaplain, J. T. Robinson ; Q.
M., Phil Spicht; RepreaentatiA-e, J. B. Pifer.
He adds: "New recruits are joining at o-cry
meeting and are promptly mustered in. We
are making grand preparations for a glorious
Camp-fire on the 2cth inst. All praise your
paper for its glorious and noble Avork."
Comrade I. F. Klcckncr, of Froeport, Illinois,
Avrites: "-John A. Davis Post, No. 9S, elected
officers for the ensuing year, as follows: Com
mander, I. F. Klcckncr ; S. V. C, Daniel A.
Galpin; J. V. C. James T. Halcn; O. D.,
George L. Picrsol : O. G., Levi Walck ; Chap.,
E. P. Swage; Q. M., J. Brown; Delegates to
Department Encampment, John Harding, Phil
A rno, and S. D. Atkins. The Post has 1-13
members and is in a flourishing condition.
Comrade Emanuel Constable writes us from
Bowling Green, Ohio, that Wiley Post, No. 46,
of that place now musters about one hundred
members m good standing, and at its last meet
ing adoptida petition to Congress for the pas
sage of the $-10 pension bill. The officers-elect
are as follows: Commander, A. Cuinstock; S.
V. C, M. Zimmerman ; J. V. C, II. Goodonough ;
Q.tM., W.Noyce; Chaplain, S. M. DaA'enport ;
Surg., Daniel Coller; O. D., J. Oldroyd; O. G.,
A. Rush ; representatives to Grand Encamp
ment, D. W. II. Day and John Russal.
Commander Munshuder Avrites: Dick Lam
bert Post, G. A. It., of I ronton, Ohio, has elected
the old officers for the coming year. Tho Post
is doing avcII. It started out one year ago with
thirty charter members, and will number OAor
two hundred by tho end of tho year. Will j
muster twenty hoav members in Saturday OA'en- !
ing, 23d. The boys are active in tho interest !
of tho G. A. R. Thk National Tiubunk is
doing a noble AAork, and cAery ex-soldier should
fake it, and by so doing mako it a power in the
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ffiaay thousands fully belie-ve lliey or t Jxeir friends are tocinjy Iiur
rieel toward the jf rave toy tfaafc terrible disease Consumption, and are
JicJnj treated for that disease wlien tliey isave only CATARRH in
sonic of its many forms. We do not claim to cure Consumption, hut
fully helieve from the results of our daily practice that we can sava
many tvIio feel their case hopeless.
. More Than 100,000 Die Every Year,
More than roo,ooo Iie annually from Consumption in
SiSiese HJnltecl Stales, and a careful classification laas re
vealesi tlae startliszg fact tliat fully 50,000 of tlaesc cases
were cai23ed Izy Catarrli in tH2e liead, and liad no fenown
cossiiectioaa -witn laereditary causes. A large sliare of tliege
eases mSsgrnt IsaTe been cured.
Saddle Sg a lgr3i,i&
Have you a cold in the head that doe3 not act better? Have you an excessive secretion of
mucus or matter in the nasal passages, -which must either be blown from the no?e, or drop back
behind the palate, or hawked or .snuffled backward to the throat? Are you troubled by hawk
ing, spitting, weak and inflamed eyes, frequent soreness of the throat, ringing orroaring or other
noises in the ears, more or less impairment of the bearing, loss of smell, memory impnired, dull
ness or dizziness of the head, dryness and heat of the nose? Have you lost all sense of smell?
Have you pain in the client, lungs, or bowels? Have you a hacking cough? Have you dyspep
sia? Have you liver complaint ? Is your breath foul?
If so, You Have Catarrh.
55)we have all these simjitowj?, others only a part. The leading symptom of ordinarv cases of
Catarrh is increased secretion of mucus or yellow or greenish colored matter.
Foul breath is caused by the decomposing secretions exuded from festering ulcers far back in
the head; sometimes the membrane covering tho bones is eaten away, and the bones themselves
gradually decay. Such cases arc indeed objects of pity, as the stench from the corroding sores
reveals the corruption within.
As every breath drawn into the lungs must pass over and become polluted by the secretions in.
the nasal passages, it must necessarily follow that noisoninc of the whole svsrom fn-ndimll-ir taVo
place, while the morbid matter that is swallowed during sleep passes into the stomach, enfeebles
digestion, and often produces dyspepsia.
Catarrh Is A Dangerous Disease,
and should not he trifled with; care should bo taken to look for the first indications, and
cure them promptly. If your case is a had one, affecting the throat and Bronchial tubes,
producing tickling, coughing, and an almost constant effort to clear the passages, ivith
tough, vile phlegm in the glottis on getting up in the morning, -which is hard to eject,
and oilier plain symptoms that the disease is stealing into the lungs, it should, be
attended to promptly and thoroughly.
Do Not Procrastinate,
Thousands of sufferers have applied to me for relief. Many thousands more arc waiting,
fearful it would be an experiment that would only end in failure. Do not trifle away your
opportunity. You may be sure that Catarrh takes no backward step. Your case may ho
daily growing beyond the reach of human aid. The statements of others who have found
Child's Catarrh Specific the only certain sure cure should have weight, aud convince you of
the hopefulness of your own case.
Fifteen Years Ago
Catarrh, was considered an incurable disease. I had then suffered for fifteen years in a manner
only known to tho;o who have had this disease in some of its worst forms, v professi-mal
an ties made exposure a necessity, and I was nrst attacked by a slight cold; terrible h adjc'ies,
which rnllltl liof. 1m nurpfl (711ru,vl xrtfh Hnafnncc nil ruimn ;.. fV... ...... - ...!
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throat, disgusting nasal discharges, weak, inflamed eves, hawkinir. raisins of vilo innr M.pl-
Tho following are fhe nowly-elected officers
of Wolverton Post, No. 50, of Berlin, Ottawa
county, Michigan: Commander, Henry E.
Rh roster; S. V. C, Jose Bornoska; J. V. t, A.
Waleoic; Adjutant, Iaac Walker; Surgeon, G.
Houtly; Chap.. R F. Norton ; Q. M.. William
Monroe; O. IX, H. IX Lovelace; ). (i., Cluistian
Brown; (I. M. S., Thomas McColoeh ; Delegate
to Department Kuciinpmcut, 11. D. Lovelace;
Alternate, Christian Brown. The Post is in a
Tho new officers of Clifford Post, No. 168, of
(mat bam, N. Y., are as follows: Commander, I.
A. Fish; S. V. C, A. K. Beebe:.J. V. C, Nick
Nichols; O. I)., J. A. McFetrish; O. G., K.
Watson; ). S., William H. Minor; Q. M.,
David Fero; Chaplain, William II. Flint; Sur
geon, William Nickoi.s: Adjt., P. 11. Garrity;
Delegate, P. J I. Garrity; Alternate, Adam
The following comrades were elected officers
.of Garfield Post. No. SO, of lied Cloud, Neb.,
for the ensuing year: Post Commander, M. B.
McNitt; M. V. C, W. B. Koby; J.V.C.. N. San
ford; O. IX. J. II. Fcrmen ; Surg., K. T. Fearn;
Q. M., (. II. Putnian; O. G., U. 11. Downes;
Chap., Wm. Parkes.
General Ciuiby Post, No. 10, Pich Hill, Mis
souri, has elected the following olhers: Com
mander, S. C. Higgins; S. V. C, K. .M. Dale; J.
V. C, .1. B. Williams; Q. M., S. B. Cole; Adjf.,
G. P. lluckoby; Chaplain, D. W. ('., O'Neil ;U.
IX, W.W. Wolf; Surg., Dr. Whipple; O. G., II.
At a regular meeting of Burnsido Post, No.
Hi, G. A. K., Kdwardsport, Knox co., Jnd., the
following officers were elected: Commander,
Michael Atkison ; S. V. C, David Chambers;
J.V. C, George Daile.
ami sometimes oioouy mucus, aaigfnng, with great soreness of tho lungs. The Lv-tr ami
stomach were polluted with the mass of diseased matter running from the head, ar.til
dyspepsia, indigestion, aud liver complaint mado me a wreck and incapacitated me from rnv
professional duties and confined me to my bed. Compelled to resign my pastorate, ami 1-vlSi.g
that my end was near, in desperation I gave up tho physicians and compounded my Cat vaim
Si'Ki'iFir, and wrought upon myself a wonderful cure. Now, at the age of sixty-nine, I am
wholly restored, can speak for hours with no difficulty, and never have had, in the whole
fifteen years, the slightest return of the disease.
Eveky riiYsiciAX who has examined my specific says it is certain, and thorough, and perfect.
T. P. CHILDS.
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Will effectually and permanently euro any case oT Catarrh, no matter how desperate.
Tho treatment is local as well as constitutional, and can only b obtained at. Troy, Ohio.
"We especially desire to treat those who havo tried other remedies without success.
Below wc give a few of tJic thousands of letters we are con
stantly receiving. The record is a guarantee that CHIIDS'
CATARRH SPECIFIC is no new untried cure, hut a positive and
certain remedy. "ttre, above all things, desire to establish confidence
in our treatment, so that every suft'erer from Catarrh and Bronchitis
may feel certain of success in its use.
A A A AAA C:ltarrbal eases have applied to me for relief. Manv thousands have
H R VS vl M 33 B recoived niy Spcccfic, and aro cured. Wc deem it onlv fair that every
H ir $ S i ono who wisl,c-s shoilld ,i:ivo the opportunitv to ascertain whether wo
. T-J a V V are able to accomplish all that wc claim ; and for this purpose we add.
a lew ol the many hundreds of unsolicited certificates which have been seut to 11s by grate
ful patients as well as the addresses of some who have been siuressfullv treated, almost
any of whom will doubtless respond to auy inquiry by lctt.-r, if accompanied by a stamp
to pay postage. Having been cured themselves,- they doubtless will be willing to let the,
affiicted know where they can find certain relief. Wo have thousands of these certificates
troni ail classes physicians, clergymen, lawyers, judges, merchants, bankers and business
(X M., 11. F. Caldwell ; Surg., H. II. Nnrs; O. IX,
F. S. Wilmot; Chap., E. C. Waynian ; O. G.,
John Beck. We held our first Camp-fire enter
tainment and supper on the evening of De
cember Utli, which was well patronized mid
enjoyed by all. and was a success financi.illv
and tociallj-. Tho "Grand Hounds" visited us,
but did not find our pickit.s asleep or "killing
chickens." Our commissary had furnished an
abundance of " grub " for the occasion.
Comrade S. M. Chi Ids, of N. S. Norlis Post
No. -10, Chagrin Falls, ()., writes: We had a
jolly time at the lass meeting of our Post, 011
the !Mh ini-t. If was flection meeting, and the
following officers were elected for the ensuing
year Commander, Ii. W. Walters; S. V. C,
S. M. Childs; J. V. C, It. C. Gleason ; Chaplain,
W. Hunt; Surg., J. V. Cleverton; O. D., L.O.
KKOM A TKIIIUXi: CI.UR RAISER.
To the Kditor National Triuom::
1 take pleasure in sending you $12 for twelve
subscriptions to your valuable paper. Eleven
are members of our Post. As there arc a great
many old vets in this vicinity I am stiongiy in
hopes of drumming up some more recruits.
Quito a number of the comrades already are
subscribers to Tin: Tkuiunk, and all concede
it to be the best soldier's paper published. We
have plenty to choose from, as scarcely a week
passes that some of us do not receive sample
papers from some point. Perhaps some of our
comrades would like to hear of our doings out
hero 111 lvans:is. Sedgwick Post, No. '21, was
organized November 27, lbbO, with twenty
charter members. We now havo some si;cty
five in good standing and have a muster nearly
every meeting, which we hold on the second
and fourth Wednesdays of each month. At the
first regular meeting on the 13th iust. wo clouted
our Post ollicers for tho year: Commander, Joo
Pyne; S. V. C, 11. Ii. Sturdevant; J. V. C,
Samuel Hurley; Adjutant, Cal White; Q. M.,
Ed. Short; Surgeon, N. B. March ; Chaplain, 1.
N. Budworth ; O. D., IX C. liosman ; O. G., W.
R. Best; S. M., A. Doering; Q. M. S., W. T.
Harris, who will be installed at the first regular
meeting in January, ISSIJ, when we intend to
hold a Camp-lire for our comrades and families.
Youtvi. in F., C, and L.,
Clitton, Kan., Dec. 10. ,!oi: Pvni:.
Tho Sen- VojiiKU of Life.
Few people but will realize the startling
truth shown in tho engraving accompanying
tho advertisement of liov. T. P. Childs iu this
number of Tin: National Tiunuxi:. Truly
our present civilization battles w;$h disease
from the cradle to tho grave. Unsi&l dangers
Mirround us on every side; a slight cold or
cough neglected may bring us untold miseries
Catarrh, Bronchitis, Consumption, with Death
in the near future.
To many it will bo a matter of surprise that
Catarrh is very frequently mistaken for Con-
si-mition, fho symptoms iu each being much
alike, especially in the earlier stages. No one
who recognizes in his own system, or who has
friends or relative! with auy of tho symptoms
so accurately described, should fail to send a
statement of tho c;iso to Mr. Childs. There
may ho hopo even in very desperate caac3.
I wiitc to tell you that I am perfectly cured of catarrh.
O. P. Wish,
The catarrhal cough has entirely left in-. I ntu well
J. A. Hull,
I would not take a farm for vour specific if it could not
J. P. Egberts,
I would not take a thousand dollars for vour inhalers,
lam completely cured.
G. J. McKnioiit,
Your treatment hr.s ouih1 inv daughter of catanh in
duced by a sevcic attack of meii'-Ii's.
John W. Rilkv,
U. s'. K?pieH Ak'I, Troy, O.
My health is fiflly restored. The horrid and loathsome
rtlMue in all gone. My lime feel all ri?ht.
Mrs. W. D. Lincoln,
Your treatment did me great good. I have not lost a
day by sickness this year.
Riddle L'ni'atj , Charlotte, X. C.
I am glad to say that I found yimr nu-dicinc all that
can be claimed for it. I am fully io-torcd.
J. 11. SlGFRIED,
I do not regret the money it cot in uMng your medi
cine. I can heaitily lccommend your treatment.
E. J. LllM'INCOTT,
Clarksboro, Gloucester co., X. J.
I have used your cartarrh treatment and am cured. A
thousand thanks to you for o sure a remed
FA XXI K D EM EXT,
Dyer Station, Tenn.
I am much pleaded to say that I have ued the treat
ment faithfully, with the happiest and bet lesnlts.
Joux A. Pi: att,
Gotls Tails. X. IT.
Your treatment cured me ; your inhalers are excellent.
Thin is the only radlcalurc I have even- found.
E. S. Martin,
Pastor M. K. Church, Tort Carbon, Ta.
Xo amount of money could induce me to.be placed in
the misery I was in when I commenced tiding your medi
cine. J. C. MclXTYRE,
I am so far recovered that I am able to attend church,
can walk half a mile. Have a good appetite, am gainiii"
all the time. "
Mrs. A. N. Mrxc.KR,
Xow I am cured ; head free ; air parage all open, and
breathing natural. A thousand thanks to you for so sure
Judge J. Collett,
Your Cold Air Inhaliu: Balm has proved a great bene
fit to Mr. Marble as ncll as nijaelf. I can heartily rec
ommend it to others.
It affords me great plensuro to notify vou that I 1t,
as I sincerely beliete, entirely recovered from that lOAth-.-ome
disease, catanh, through your very beneficial treat
ment. C. Benedict.
Passages of the head bezan to oppn, throat and bron
chial tulesgrew better, roiigli ceaMl. and now I cau sea
to write. I owe my life to your treatment.
Tiios. ,T. Daily,
I received your Catarrh Specific snsic time aco, ?A
used a dhecied. it acted, like a charm. It cured my
cough and stopped that wheezing I had iu my throat
James W. Sander?,
Five Mile, Mason co., Y. Va.
My throat i now o well restored that I can lecture
daily without any difficulty, and find no difficulty what
ever iu pleaching.
E. B. Fairchild, D. D., LL. D.,
Chuncellor Uni'sty of Nebraska. Lincoln, X'eb.
Colerti'lo Springe, Col., Atur. 3, 1SS2.
DE.VU Sik: You may nv m name, al-vo that of mv
wife; we have both been cured bv vour treatment. We
leconimend your remedies to all we hear saying they
havo catarrh. We can do it with pleasure and conscien
tiously, for va know uf what we speak.
L. W. Spayd.
One of the' most terrible cae of catarrh wo hare had
in our practice wa- that of W. S. baiidel, of Willi?,
Montgomery co., Tex. He mv$: "In the spring of l77
the di-'ea.-e assumed a new form : my mouth anil throat
were attacked, ulcer u ere for:oed, and K)n the ulva ws
all eaten awav, and larje .-ores throucrh the posterior
snare:. Mv condition was not only deplorable, but ap
tiarenly bopo!c--." After thrt nioittiis use of our treat
ment lie says: "1 am entirely cured; alt the horrible
disease entirely removed.'
This is to certify that I was a sufferer from nasal
catarrh. I tried remedios of pveral physicians, but
instead of gettim; bettor I gradually arew worss. I "saw
your advertisement. I applied to yiut"t on-e and re
ceived vour remedies and eonum-Hced their a. At llrst
I thought it was a humtuig, but I f dbw-d vourdireo-
iious.nnu now I can rejoice in "i.v'i' I :,- w.u.
Eor.T. Y. Dsi fi .
Your wonderful remedy ha, by ern ?r.iii-tiii,
cured a mot stubborn case. You" aw at libem t-use
my name as a reference. Vouin, trulr.
F. I". Mi lli:r.
Your treatment has irovtl a complete wh-ci's-i in r.y
case ; thf disea'e had troubhi' wie for about fifieett vears.
Titos;. D. .roXKP,
Mi! '. Ur.:nv!!le. X. Y
Mr. 'I. Z. LKK. of OranseviUe, SMWtiw ParfeluLa.,
writes : I cannot speak too highly in pratae of your valu
able remedies which act like a'chavm In relieving Iho
loatlisoine dis-ene for whieli t!wy are retsmtnwHded.
Aud I also authoiic the use of my name in public.
Childs' Treatment for Catarrh, aud for diseases of tho Bronchial Tubes, eau be taken at
home with perfect easo and safety, by tho patient. No exnense need he t-.itailed. fovHhl-Jfe
e.wt of the incdieine. 4 full statement of method of home" treatment, an I c.A4t, will Jwfftiff
REV. T. P. CHIXDS, Troy, Ohio.
Say you saw this iu Tub Xatio.val Triuuxe, Washlufiton, D. C