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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. C, THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 1883.
THE NEWS OF THE WEEK.
Death of the Hawaiian Minister at
the President's Reception.
CRIMES AND CASUALTIES.
Events at tlie Capital and in
Tho vote by -which tho Pendleton civil Bor-
Ivice bill paseea uu Jseua; on tne xtw uiu
lis as loiiows: leas .Messrs. Ajuncn, aiu-
km, Anthony, Bayard, Cameron of Pa.,
Janerou of Wis., Chilcott, CoeRrell, COJce,
iCongtr, Davis ol- 111., Davis ol of W.
Va., Edmunds, Frye, Garland, George,
Cxtrman. Goome, Harrison, Hawley, JLiul.
Ho..r, Jackson, Jones of Fls., Jones of New,
Slrun tr, Laphaui, Logan, Miller of Cal., Miller
fcu 2s. V., Morrill, Pendleton, Piatt, riumo,
FPc-lins, Seweli, Vest, Walker, Windom. 39.
Nas Messrs. Crown, Call, Jonas, McPherson,
l rynles for tho appointment of a commission
tOi three members, not more than two or wnom
Lire to belong to the same party. The commis-
cn is to designate examming committees alter
gcrr u,unou witn uie uatnnet omcor, customs
c Hector or postmaster for positions in whose
ioLtethe examinations are to be made. Ex-
r..nations are to be competitive and on the
.a ol the practical duties of the positions
tju-peted for. Promotions also are to be made
11 the basis of merit and competency. All ap-
jpb.ntnients, removals and transfers are to be
(reported to the commission. No person ap
pointed by tho President and confirmed by the
fcenate is to be subject to examination. Ap
pointments are to be apportioned among the
various States and Territories on the basis of
jpopulation, and applicants must bo bom-fuid
residents of the localities named as their
uhoines; this provision of tho bill may make a
fcreat deal of trouble. There is proviso against
anorc than two members of the same family
jetting into tho same grade in any public
office. Any examiner who in his report shows
animus against any candidate is to bo deemed
guilty of a misdemeanor and liable to fine or
imprisonment. Recommendations of Congress
men are to have no weight whatever with any
txamining board. There is to bo a period of
probation for every appointee. Assessments
f jr political puqwses are prohibited under pen
alty, and no clerk or other office-holder is to be
removed from office or otherwise injured
because of non-participation in political work
of any kind.
New Year's day opened brightly at the Cap
ital, and the official receptions were largely
attended. The President's levee was cut short,
however, by the sudden death of the Hawaiian
Minister, li. H. Allen, the dean of the Diplo
matic Corps. After being presented to tho
President himself. Mr. Allen in turn presented
each of the diplomat present to Secretary Fre
liughuysen, who presented them to the Presi
dent, making some pleasant remark at each
introduction, and being apparently in the best
of health. Mr. Allen devoted but little time to
social conversation after reaching the east
room. Upon reaching the ante-room, used as a
cloak room, his sou at his side, he gave a sud
den start and fell upon a lounge. He never
recovered and never uttered a word. Tho
officers of the navy were just passing tho room
at the tirao on their way to tho President.
Surgeon-General Crano and two other naval
Burgeons, hearing of the prostration of Mr.
Alk-n, were soon at his side, but it was apparent
that he had received a death-stroke. The sur
geons agreed that it was rheumatism of tho
heart, and that death was a matter of but a
few minutes. Word was sent to the President
of Mr. Allen's death, and by his orders the re
ception was broufht to a premature close. Mr.
Allen was born in Massachusetts, and was
about 78 years of age. Before being appointed
minister he was for a long time the chief-justice
of the courts of the Islands. He was small in
Blature, but carried his age remarkably well.
The report of the Board of Managers of the
National Soldiers' Homes, laid before the House
of Kepreseutatives last Saturday, estimates tho
neces&ary appropriation for the next fiscal year
at $1,122,038. The managers estimate that there
will be 500 more inmates than last year, and
submit with the report a list of 13,000 names of
inmates. There were GSO taken in during the
past year, 200 more than in 1681. The mana
gers recommend that all laws requiring them
to have anything to do with pensions be re
pealed, as their enforcement causes dissatisfac
tion among inmates of the homes. They also
renew the recommendation made last year that
worthy destitute soldiers, even though they
cannot trace their ills to an origin in the ser
vice, be admitted. They invite investigation
of ail affairs of the various homes.
The Senate Finance Committee now expect
to t; port back the House bill for the reduction
of internal revenue taxation, with a complete
tariff bill added as an " amendment," by or be
fore the middle of this month, and an effort
"will be made to procure its immediate consid
eration. A prominent member of the commit
tee expressed an opinion, based upon extensive
inquiry, that the Senate will not wait for the
House bill, (now in course of preparation by the
1 ays and Means Committee, )but will take up
the Finance Committee's bill ae soon as it is
reported, with the result, in this event, that each
branch of Congress will soon be considering its
own tariff bill, and that probably a conference
committee will have the final shaping of any
measure to be enacted.
There will probably be a caucus of Republi
cans soon to decide whether to pass at this ses
sion the bill for the admission of the southern
Lklf of Dakota as a State. The Republicans
having a majority in both Houses can pass the
bill, unless the Democrats filibuster to prevent
its pus-sage. Dakota, particularly that portion
T,.,if-h is selected for admission, is reliably Re
publican, and it is the effect that tho three elect
oral votes it would possess might have upon
tLe next presidential election which is agitat
ing both parties.
The Spauish-American Claims Commission
' " jurned rim die on the 27th ult. The Coin-rji-on
has been in existence for eleven years,
fiUiing which period 140 claims were considered,
rt pn enting in the aggregate about $20,000,000.
Awards were made in 28 cases, including tho
tLi- e awards made yesterday, aggregating
aV.-ut $1,200,000. There are eight cases (aggre
gating $-l,O4fa,fiO0) now in the hands of the urn
pire for decision.
3L-s Josephine C Meeker, daughter of tho
Int-j X. C. Meeker, who was tortured and killed
1. the Ute Indians in the massacre of lft79,
dt'-.l on Saturday last of pneumonia. She was
i. en rk in the office of the Secretary of the In
tt . lor, and was held in high esteem for her per-f-
jiiul qualities. Miss Meeker and her mother
were prisoners in the handrof the Ute Indians
for suae time, and wore finally rescued by Gen.
A statement furnished by the Postoflice De
partment shows Uiat at the end of the calendar
yfr Jnb2 there were 4(5,893 post offices in the
United States against 4-1,936 for the year 18ol,
bung an increase during the year of 1,195.
CUIMKS AND CASUALTIES.
A sjKjeial from Randolph county, "West Va.,
gives an account of a terrible calamity. Mr.
Auxin Curretioe, an industrious and estimable
Cii.en, resided with his family, consisting of
L:iuelf, wile and sfcr children, 20 miles south
ot Beverly, on the western slope of Cheat
Moaulain. Mr. Channel, a neigh !or of Cur
x :ice, had been very low with some complicated
d -la, which required the attendance of some
.', day and night. Mr. Curruiice went at
ii. Jit and set up with him. Loss of sleep com
j .,. d Currencc to remain at home on Cltrist
i -. night, and his wile took the two youngest
( .ik ii and went to sit up Chanuel. Late in
t . , flit persons i n Channel's house discovered
1. .. . urreuce's house was on fire, and those
' ii i-iiaW do so left for the scene of tho cou
L ... ration, including Mrs. Citrrence. By the
f im- they reached the house it had fallen in,
ai the names were consuming Currtnce and
i a- of his children. The sickening sight of
l..' iiU man bungs roasting before their eyes
. ii jiiore than the stoutest of the sjtectators
cm eudure, but it was impossible -to render
a- iMiice. Mrs. Corrence, irantic with grief,
i.. tioi iuso the flames to save her husband and
C ;Mreii, but ww rescued after receiving fatal
.an. It is supposed that a log rolled out of
t'.t. lireplaoe while Currenee was asleep, set
: i to tiio house, and it burned before the iu
XLnVfi could make their escape.
As thirty penitentiary cenviete, mostly ne
groes, with two white guards, engaged at tho
Coweo tunnel, on the Western North Carolina
Bailroad, in Jackson county, N. C, were cross
ing the Tuckasoegee river on Saturday, one of
the convicts discovered that the flat was leak
ing aud gave an alarm, which created a panic.
Tho men all rushed to one end of the flat, bear
ing it down, and the boat immediately filled
and sank. At the place where the accident oc
curred the Tuckasecgee is swift and deep, with
rapids just below. The men clung together in
knots, those who could not swim clinging to
those who could. Some were carried into tho
rapids and drowned there. Only twelve con-
victs were saved. One of the guards was washed'
ashore below the rapids insensible, but he was
restored to consciousness.
During tho past year, says the New York
Etcninft Telegram, crime has held high carnival
in the United States. On an average each day
there have iieen two murders aud one suicide.
On the other hand executions have averaged
only two in a week and lynching one. Since
January 1,720 persons have met their death at
the. hands of their fellow-men. One hundred
and twenty-fivo were mysterious murders.
There wore fifty-two wife murders, fio mur
ders of husbands, six parricides, four matri
cides, five fratricides antl two sororicides. Forty
children were killed by their parents. In
twenty-three of the crimes there were two
assassins, in three instances there were three
of them. Twenty-four of tho murderers com
mitted suicide and one died in jail.
An Emporia, Kan., dispatch says: Mary Isa
bella Martin, who was tried in the District
Court of this county in November for the mur
der of Mrs. Lorraine M. Kugor and who has
been feigning insanity since a verdict of guilty
was rendered, has been pronounced sane by a
competent board of physicians and has been
sentenced to be hanged according to the laws
of Kansas, after one year's confinement at hard
labor in the penitentiary.' The crime was com
mitted for tho purpose of obtaining $5,000 in
surance upon tho life of the deceased woman,
the policy having been taken out a few weeks
previous to nor death and made payable to the
son of Mrs. Martin, who is still in jail and wiU
bo tried as an accomplice in February.
JndgoBriggs, of Phila., has rendered an opin
ion that atheists and all others who do not
believe in a Divino being and Divine rewards
and punishments aro incompetent as witnesses.
The question was brought up on a motion for a
new trial in a suit, tho ground for the motion
being that Judge Briggs had admitted the tes
timony of Robert Becker, who said that, al
though ho believed in tho Creator of the uni
verse and in a supremo power which would
punish him hero for false swearing, he did not
believo in God as commonly understood by tho
people, nor in a personal God, nor in God as au
A largo blood-hound in S. E. Mcrwin's packing-house,
in New Haven, Conn., Thursday
night sprang upon Chas. 1L Nichols, a book
keeper, seizing him by tho throat, lacerating
him terribly aud severing an artery in his left
arm. James Farrell split tho dog's head open
with a clever and cut oft his right fore leg be
fore he would let go. The dog had been treacher
ous, and had been snbdued by tho watchman
with hot water from a kettle on tho stovo.
Nichols was filling the kettle with water when
the dog sprang at him. The brute inflicted
about twenty severe wounds.
David Ferguson, late collector of back taxes,
under indictment at Louisville for malfeasance
in office, has confessed to the mayor and city
attorney that he had used the funds of tho city
both while tax receiver and back-tax collector.
Ho claims that ho divided with George Levi,
the late deputy collector, but exonerates the
auditor, Phil. Hinkle, who, he says, got no
share of tho money.
Shortly after twelve o'clock on Sunday night,
while jvatch-mecling services were being held
in tho Reformed Evangelical Church at Read
ing, Pa., a largo cannon, filled with stones and
powder, was discharged. The front wall was
broken in, and 'nearly all tho window-panes
shattered. Great excitement was caused among
tho audience, but no one was hurt. Eight
arrests have been made.
Mayor Samuel Calley, of the city of Salem,
Mass., whose term of officer-expired on Sunday
last, committed suicide in tho afternoon. Ho
went home at three o'clock, and told his familj
ho was tired and would retire to his room and
rest. His daughter went up stairs later to call
him, and found his lifeless body hanging to tho
banisters of tho back stairs.
Tho murderers of Jesse James, now on ex
hibition in a Boston museum, attacked their
audience and caused a stampede on Saturday
because some one in tho throng caUed the Ford,
Tho courts of Philadelphia having denied
every legal method of delay the Gas Trust trial
is now, at issue and will be at onco pushed for
ward to a conclusion.
A fire which broke out in tho clothing house
of Friend Brothers, Milwaukee, Wis., Sunday
morning, destroyingproperty valued at upwurds
of $500,000. v
W. H. Vanderbilt will leave New York for
Mexico next week.
William Baldwin, chief commissioner of
highways of Philadelphia, dropped dead in
Mr. J. H. and Miss A. J. Langtry, thobrothor-in-law
and Bister-in-law of the7amous English
actress, have arrived in New York.
Mayor Grace, of New York, has decided to
refuse tho application of Salmi Morse for a
license for his new hall, in which ho expected
to produce tho Passion Play.
Congressman Perry Belmont was tendered a
complimentary dinner at Delmonico's, New
York, on Saturday, by a number of prominent
Dr. Charles Porterfield Krauth. D. D., LL.D.,
vice-provost of the University of Pennsylvania,
professor of mental and moral philosophy, died
in Philadelphia on Tuesday.
President Arthur's Christmas table bore a
huge platter of roast bcof. the choicest beef of
Iowa's famous Crimson Herd, sent to him with
the compliments of the State by Senator Allison.
Professor A. H. Felterolf, who was last week
elected president of Girard College, has been
vice-president of that institution for two years,
and acting president since the death of Dr.
Allen. He is forty-eight years old, a uativo of
Montgomery county, Pennsylvania, a graduate
of Lafayette College, and has been president of
nerr Johaun Most, the notorious Nihilist,who
recently arrived from Europe, made a speech
in Chicago last Friday night, during which ho
said that wlx'n the people got the upper hand
they stopped killing; theonly thing to ho dona
was to keep on killing; people here must kill,
must open banks and stores and help them
selves to whatever they wanted, ad bankers
and capitalist must be set at work on tho
streets. His talk was received with the most
Governor Cleveland was inaugurated at Al
bany, New York, on Monday. There was no
public display of any kind.
The Indian Rights Association of Philadel
phia has been permanently organized by tho
adoption of a constitution and the election of
officers, with Wayne "MaeVeagb as president.
The object of the association is to secure to the
Indian the same rights and privileges as are
enjoyed by American citizens, and tho matter
will be brought to the attention of Congress.,
Mr. Blackburn, of Kentucky, in an interview,
says that ho does not believe cither Mr. Car
lisle or himself can defeat Mr. Randall for tho
Speakership of the Forty-eighth Coneress, and
for this reason he is willing to withdraw as a
candidate if Mr. Carlisle will, aud center on Mr.
Morrison, of Illinois, whom he thinks is the
only man who can d;f'at Randall. If this s
refused he is willing to leave it to a vote of tho
Kentucky delegation whether M.r. Carlisle or
himself shall withdraw.
THE OLD WORLD.
Something About What is Going ou In Other L;inds
The great floods along the rivers Rhino, the
Neckar ami the Inn have caused a loss of
twenty lives and much damage to properly.
Mr. Belt, the artist, who sued for damages
by libel, has recovered a judgment against
Mr. Lawes for 5,000. A tall chimney in
Bradford, England, fell on the 2Sth ulto., kill
ing thirty-six persons or more. The Knglish
Parliament has been giuumoncd for Februnry
15. Cardinal Newman is ill. The French
Senate has adopted tiie budget, and both houses
wore prorogued on the 29th ult. Count Von
Wimpfien, the Austro-Hungariau ambassador
in Paris, committed suicide on Saturday on ac
count of financial troubles. Mile. Croisettc,
tho Parisian aetress, has retired from tho Thea
tre Francaibe on a peusion.
The Sad Deitth of tho Great French tender
A Brilliant Career Kmled.
Leon Michel Gambetta, the distinguished
French politician and statesman, died in Paris,
just five minutes before tho expiration of the
old year, from blood-poisoning, the result of a
pistol wound accidentally inflicted some weeks
ago. Tho news of his demise created a pro
found sensation throughout all Europe, aid
universal apprehension isfelt lest it should
precipitate another crisis in tho Freuch Repub
lic. Gambetta was born at Cahors on the 2d of
April, 1S2S. His family were of Italian ex
traction, and designed him for the priesthood,
but tho sight of ono eye was destroyed by an
accident when ho was eight years old, and it so
affected his disposition that his teachers were
unablo to manage him, and ho was finally per
mitted to go to Paris and study law.
Fifteen years ago ho was an obscure lawyer,
whose splendid oratory made him tho idol of
tho radical clubs at Belleville. In 18US ho sud
denly sprang into greater public notice by his
impassioned pleadings for tho defendants in a
political case instituted by the imierial gov
ernment. The next year he was elected, as an
advanced radical, ono of tho Deputies to the
Corps Legislatif by tho voters of the most tur
bulent quarter of Paris. The following year,
after the disaster at Sedan, he became a mem
ber of the revolutionary government. When
Paris was besieged ho escaped in a balloon and
set himself to work in tho provinces to organ
ize new armies for tho purpose of continuing
tho Avar against the Germans. In this service
his display of executive and administrative
ability was so remarkable that ho suddenly
loomed up tho foremost man in all France.
After tho pact of Bordeaux ho was returned to
tho National Assembly, gave his support to M.
Thiers, and cut looso from his old associates of
tho Commune. For this defection they have
never forgiven him. Ho became then tho
leader in tho Assembly of tho republican left.
Dissatisfied with tho policy of M. Thiers, Gam
betta was prominent in forcing his resignation.
After Marshal McMahon was mndo President
of the provisional republic, Gambetta went over
to him for a time, but subsequently assisted in
briugiug about his downfall and electing M.
Grovy as his successor. During tho earlier
years of tho Grevy presidency Gambetta was
the power behind the executive, and while de
clining to take office himself, took quietly tho
leading part in creating tho successive changes
of tho ministry. After tho last elections ho
was called upon to organize the new ministry
and take the position of premier. Tho clamor
grew so strong that lie was compelled to assumo
the official responsibilities ho had previously
studiously avoided. Ho had scarcely entered
upon office when ho brought forward measures
looking to the centralizing of the power of tho
government by providing for elections by de
partments on a general ticket, instead of by
dictricts as now, and for a reorganization of tho
Senate, which would have made tho latter body,
now partially elective and partially appointive,
the creature of tho House. Tho Chamber of
Deputies rejected them, and Gambetta with
drew from office, carrying his colleagues with
him. For some time sulisequently it appeared
as if ho had lost his political influence with his
loss of office. But many eyes were beginning
to turn once more toward Gambetta as the most
available candidate for the presidency on the
expiration of the term of President Grevy two
years henco. Whether such a movement would
have succeeded or failed, there is no question
that tho death of Gambetta at this time is a
great loss to France. With all his faults ho
was a strong man, an orator without an equal
at. the bar or on tho platform, and confessedl3r
a statesman of remarkable ability. .
GRAND ARMY ORDERS.
HKADQ,UAttTr.n.s Dkpt. op New Jeusbv,
Guam; Akjiy op tjik Ueitbmc,
Tkextox, December 20. lSri2.
I. Tho dcntli of Comrade It. Lloyd Roberts, As
sistant AdjuUmt-Geiieral of this Department, on
the 22d instant, is hereby announced. TIuh De
partment has lost in him i vnlunhio officer. Emi
nently CHpftble; prompt In hit work; careful r.ml
precise almost to a fault; courteous, dignified, nnd
gentlemanly in his conduct; with a heart warmly
allcctioned toward all, but especially toward those
of Hie household of fraternal faith; studiously
careful in the use of authority, lie won tho esteem,
confidence, and aitection of all. 11 is mortal re
mains were this day cotmnittc d to the earth, with
our solemn fraternal obsequies, by a, large con
course of his comrades, who assembled iiom all
parts of the Department to mingle their teari with
those of his afflicted family, relatives, and neigh
bors. II. Comrade Charles PL Houghton, Past Depart
ment C'oinmaiider2 having been a neighbor of tho
deceased, aud familiar with all tho d tails of tho
ornee, lias kindly consented, in view of thfi urgent
need of immediate effectiveness so near the eloso
of the official term, to take up the threads of unfin
ished work and complete the official business of
tho year. He is, accordingly, hereby appointed
Assistant Adjittnnt-Generai, ince It. Lloyd Roberts,
deceased. All official corresponicneo will bo ad
dressed to him, at Metuehen, N. J.
Ei'waud L. Campbell,
Official : Department Commander.
It. A. Doxxellv,
' Chief of Staff.
Hkadqbs. Dbpt. of Jtnonn; Island,
Gbastj Aeky op the IJefuiiijc,
, Pkovidbkck, It, I., Dec. 23, 1S32.
No. 8. J
I. Tho Department Commander will officially
visit the following Posts on the dales here named :
Tower Post, No. 17, at Pawtucket, on Monday
evening. January 1, lfiJ.
Arnold Post, No. 4, at South Providence, on
Monday evening, January S, WS3.
ItaHuu Post, No. 3, at Central Falls, on Tuesday
evening, January 9, 1S83.
II. Department Officers and staff" are requested
to meet the Department Commander at the head
quarters of Posts 17, 4, and 8, on tho above dates,
wearing the uniform and bulge of the G. A. 11. X
larger attendance is greatly to bo desired than has
so far participated in these visits.
III. Tho oltlcersof tho several Posts in this De
partment will be installed at tho first stated meet
ing in January, 1SS3.
IV. The following-named comrades nro hereby
detailed as Assistant Mustering Officers, and will
be obeyed and respected accordingly: Comrades
I'hilipS. Chase, Alon.o Penrse, Edward W. Greene,
Gilbert Wilson, George W. Cole, Gideon Spencer,
W. J. Bradford, Cooro A. Mason, Tliomsis W.
V. Assistant Mustering Officers are assigned to
duty as follows, ana will report in writing to Chief
Miisteiiiig Oflieer, Comrade John E. Hurroughs, at
Providence, giving tho name and ohico of each
officer installed ; also the name and ouice of each
comrade ejected, who may not present himself for
Preseott Post, No. 1, Providence, Friday, Janu
ary 0, by Alonzo Peaifo, 1. C.
Rahou Post, No. :?, Central Falls, Tuesday, Janu
ary 2, by Edward W. Greene, P. P. C.
Arnold Post, No. 1, Providence, Monday, Janu
ary 1, by Oilbcrt Wilson, P. P. C.
O. E. Lawton Post, No. 5. Newport, Wednesday,
Ja-uiarj' H'. by George A.'Ma&on, A. D. C.
Slocum Post, No. 10, Providence, "Wednesday,
January 3, by Edward C. Cole, Past Post Chaplain.
Thomas Post, No. 11, Apponuug, Saturday, Jan
uary 13, by Gideon Spencer, P. A. (. M. G.
lt nIuuiii Post, No. 12. Providence, Tuesday, Jan
uary t, by Edward C. Cole, Past Post Chaplam.
Ives Post, N'o. 13. Providence, Thursday, Janu
ary 4, by Philip S. Clinae, S. V. D. O.
Tower Post, No. 17, Pawtucket, Monday, January
1, by W. J. Hradford, A. A. G.
Hudlong Pool, No. 18, Westerly, Thursday, Jan
uary I, by Thomas W. Manchester, National C.
VI. The Sixteenth Annual Encampment of this
Department will bo convened in this city at the
headquarters of Prewott Po5-t, No. J, at '11 Wey
boset street, on Thursday, January 25, ld83, at ono
oelock p. m., for the election of Department olli
cera, and the transaction of such other business as
may properly como4)efbro it. Tho Conned of Ad
ministration will meet in committee room of Post
headquarters, at 12 in.
VI I. The Commander of Post No. 1 will detail
an officer of the day, an otfieer of the guard, and
four tentinels, for dnty during the Encampment.
The detail will report to the As-istant Adjutant
General, at 12 in., lor instructions.
VIII. Tho I'e.iartmeiit Commander is pleased to
announce that on Dicember Itli, ISurnsidc Post,
No. 2, waa instituted utShannoek .ihllK.
IX. In accordance with a decision of the Judge
Advocate-General, and approved by the Com-mundcr-in-Chief,
Par. VI, G. O. No. 0. of Novem
ber 2 1S31, is so far modified as to allow Post Com
manders, when, in their judgment, the ocenston de
mands, to communicate the countersign to com
rades know n by them to be in good standing out
side h meeting of their Post.
X. Information in desired at thefe headquarters
of the addreusef of 2d Lieutenant Glover, late of 3d
It. I. cavalry ;,d Lieutenant MeCall, late of 3d It.
I. cavalry ; 2d Lieutenant James JletJill, late of 3d
It. J. cavalry ; lt Merguuut Manchester, late of 3d
It. 1. cavalry, who was also an officer in 1-itli It. I.
XL Post Commanders are again reminded of tins
importance of promptly making reports for tho
fourth quarter, that the Department oflieers may
be enabled to prepare tholr rcporta ta tho Encamp
Dy command of IIikiiy F. Jenks,
W. J. Bkadvord, Dcpt. Com.
A. A. G.
The duke of Argyll has removed all whisky
shops on his ostute, aud prohibited their in
THE WORK OF CONGRESS.
A Yery Uneventful Holiday Week in
GEN. FITZ-JOHN PORTER.
Mr. Logan's Speech Against
the BiH for BLis Relief.
In tho Senate, on Thursday, the 2Sth ult., the
consideration of tho bankruptcy bill was fixed
for Jan. 10th.
Upon motion of Mr. Edmunds (Vt.) tho bill
reported by him from the Committee on the
Judiciary to prevent officers or employees of tho
United States from collecting from or paying to
each other money for political objects was taken
Mr. Beck (Ky.) offered as r. substitute the
bill introduced by him on the 12th of Decem
ber for the same general object, but prohibiting
Government olficors aud employees from con
tributing money for political purposes to any
person, whether a Government oflieer or em
ployeo or not.
Mr. Edmunds opposed the amendment as pro
posing an improper interference with the rights
of citizens, and ono which he believed to bo
beyond the power of Congress.
Mr. Beck said tho only remedy for tho
evil would bo tho prohibition of all political
contributions by officeholders to any person
Mr. Beck's subStute was rejected by a party
vote, tho Republicans votiug in the negative.
Mr. Tugh (Ala.) offered an amendment ex
tending tho prohibitions of tho bill to national
banks and railroad companies chartered by tho
United States, their otliccrs and employees.
.Rejected yens 17, nays 24.
Mr. Morgan (Ala.) proposed to amend tho
fourth section of tho bill so as to forbid contri
butions by officeholders for political purposes
in any place over which tho United States has
Mr. Edmonds (Vt.) said that included tho
District of Columbia and all the Territories.
Mr. Morgan said his amendment was designed
to cover the Territories and especially to cover
tho District of Columbia, because tho evii
against which tho bill was directed wa3 more
marked there than in any other place. That
was tho central point from which theso expe
ditions against the pcaco and welfaro of the
country were conducted.
After debate, Mr. Morgan's amendment was
rejected ayes 18, noes 27.
At 1.55 the bill to prohibit tho solicitation or
payment of political contributions by the Gov
ernment employees was passed as it came from
Mr. Scwcll (N. J.) moved to tako up tho Fitz
John Porter bill.
Mr. Sherman (O.) appealed to Mr.'Sowoll to
give way in order that a, vote might lie had on
tho bonded whisky bill, but Mr. Seweli de
clined until the Porter bill should have been
taken up. Tho Senate then, by a vote of 22 to
21, took up the latter bill.
Mr. Seweli was williug that tho bill should
bo informally laid aside to permit Mr. Sherman
to call up tho whisky bill, but unanimous con
sent was required and several Senators objected.
So tho Senate proceeded with the Porter bill,
and Mr. Seweli spoke in favor of tho bill. At
tho conclusion of Mr. Sewcll's remarks tho
Senato went into executive session, and when
tho doors were reopened adjourned.
In tho Senate on Friday, the 29th ulfc.; on
motion of Mr. Groomo (Md.) the bill appro
priating $10,000 for the erection of a monument
to Baron do Kalh at Annapolis, Maryland, was
taken up aud passed.
On motion of Mr. Hoar (Mass.) tho bill to
provide for tho performance of tho duties of
President of tho United States in caso of tho
inability or tho removal by death, or other
wise, of the President or Vice-President, was
taken up, but after brief remarks by Mr. Gar
land (Ark.) and Edmunds (Vt.) was laid over.
The Senato then resumed the consideration
of the bill for the relief of Gen. Fitz John Porter,
and Mr. Logan (111.) spoke at length in opposi
tion to the bill. Ho claimed that the Scofield
board which reviewed tho Porter caso was
without authority of law, aud defended tho
act of General Popo in not appearing beforo
it. In reading the report of this board ho
found it difficult to tell, whether they wero
trying Porter or General Popo, but it showed
clearly that they had not read the record. In
fact, no man familiar with tho caso could avoid
the conclusion that tho board paid no atten
tion to tho ovidencu, or that they perverted
and distorted it in every possible way. lie
denied that President Lincoln had ever re
pented of having approved tho action of the
court-martial, or that General Garfiuld repented
his action as a member of tho court-martial.
Mr. Logan then argued at length to prove that
Porter did not try to obey the order of General
Pope, llo charged upon Porter the responsi
bility of tho defeat of McDowell at tho first
battlo of Manassas, declaring that it was
through Portor's advice that Patterson was
dissuaded froniattsickingGener.il Joo Johnston
in the Valley of Virginia, llo claimed it might
be said with truth that Porter caused tho loss
of lioth the battles at Bull Run just becauso
tho Union army in each case was commanded
by a Western man. Ho characterized Porter's
failuteto obey Pope's order to march to Bur
ton's Station at one o'clock in the morning as a
clear case of willful disobedience. Ho criti
cised Gcnoral Grant's article in favor of Porter
as not stating the facts in tho case. He pre
ferred to believe tho sworn statement of men
who wore on tho ground to tho opinion of Gen
Mr. Logan's argument was listened to at
tentively throughout by tho Senato and by
tho audience, who filled every seat in tho gal
leries. At four o'clock ho yielded for a motion
to go into exectutivo session. Soon aftor tho
doors were reopened and the Senate adjourned
In the Senate, on Tuesday, the 2d insfc., tho
President pro tempore laid before the Senate
tho amendment of tho House of Representa
tives to the bill (S. 3'5) to extond the time for
filing claims for horses and equipments lost by
officers and enlisted mjn in the service of tho
United States, and for other purposes, which
was, in lines . aud 14, to strike out " two" and
Mr. CocKEEi.t,, (Mo.) That is the same bill
which was introduced by mc, and was reported
by me favorably by tho direction of tho Com
mittee on Military Affairs, and passed tho
Under tho act of 1S49 no limitation was placed
upon the filing of claims for horsea.lost by sol
diers, or for horses or wagons belonging to civil
ians and impressed into the service. In lb7G a
limitation was placed upon such claims when
presented by soldiers, but not by civilians, and
this bill simply extends the time for both sol
diersaud civilians for ono yearns passed by tho
House aa passed by tho Senato it was two
years; and then bars tho claims of both civil
ians and soldiers. I move concurenco in tho
amendment of the Houso limiting the timo to
The amendment was concurred in.
Mr. Logan (111.) resumed his argument
against tho passage of the Fitz-John Porter
Ho read a letter to show that Gen. Grant,
while President, refused to grant Porter a now
trial, on tho ground that no exculpatory ovi
douco had been discovered. Mr. Logan then
argued at great length to show that there was a
battlo on tho 29th of August, 16G2, despite the
claim oftheSchoficld board of inquiry to tho con
trary. Ho quoted Confcdcrato General Wilcox,
now an officer of tho Senate, to prove that a
majority of Longstrcet's troops weio in battle
on the 29th. Mr. Logan read and discussed in
detail tho movements of the troops on both
sides, referring to military maps and citing tho
testimony of Confederate officers, and argued
that everything showed Porter's determination
not to fight, but to let Popo be beaten, as he was
the next day. Thero was only two ways to ex
plain Porter's conduct: Either he wasa coward,
or else he did not intend to light under Pope,
and, as tho Senator from New Jersey vlr.
Scwcll) faaid ho was not a coward, the other ex
planation must, ho accepted.
Mr. Logan denied that thero was a largo
forco in Porter's front, and read from Confed
erate reports to show that tho "dust" of which
Porter spoke was made Dy driving a fow mules
along tho road with brush tied to their tails.
Laughter. "Dust in the road!" sum! Mr.
Logan. " Attacked by four mules aud a brush
pile, and though ho hud 20,000 men under. his
command, scared so badly that ho retreated !
And ho wanta to bo restored to the army from
which be was expelled because when he was
ordered to attack he failed to obey on account
of the mules and the brush ! Why, if lie had
been a volunteer soldier, ho would not have
been permitted to stay iu this country! Thero
never was a man in the volunteer service who
would havo had cheek enough to come beforo
Congress or any other tribunal, aud ask that this
evidence should be spread out before tho world.
This man never obeyed ono single order of the
commanding general from tho time of tho
movement, on the 27th of August, up to threo
o'clock on tho morning of the 30th, when
General Pope, unablo to get any order obeyed
by Porter at a distance, ordered him to report
in person, with his whole command, to him
(Pope) upon tho battle-field. Porter came in
response to this order, but even this he did not
obey fully, for ho left a part of his command
liehind. Speaking of Porters failure to obey
the order to attack and tho excuses for it, Mr.
Logan eaid :
"During my lifo I have served about seven
years in the army. I do not wish to speak of
what I have done myself, but I have been in a
great many battles, and if tho timo had ever
been found during my whole experience when,
with a command of 12,500 men, I would not
havo attacked any army, anywhere, if I had
been ordered so, I should want to bo kicked
out of the army in disgrace. There is no ex
cuse for this man's conduct. Have those who
seok to excuse him never heard of the charge
at Belaklava? Havo they never heard of a
Tho Senate adjourned before Mr. Logan had
concluded his argument.
In the Senate, on Wednesday, tho 3d insfc.,
Mr. Logan (111.) concluded his argument against
the Fitz-John Porter bill.
Continuing hi3 discussion of the details of
the Military movements at tho second battlo of
Bull Run, Mr. Logan said that about tho hour
when Popo was issuing his order to Porter,
dated 4:30 p. m., to attack immediately, Porter
was writing a dispatch announcing that ho had
determined to retire to Manassas, and that
when, thirty niinutc3 later, he received tho
order to attack ho did not communicate it to
his officers, but suppressed it. Douglas Popo,
tho officer who carried tho order, testified that
he delivered it at 5:30.
Mr. Seweli.. The character of Dougla3 Popo
for voracity is not very good.
Mr. Logan and tho President of tho Senate
both warmly defended the character of Douglas
Pope, who is now dead.
In the House on Saturday, the 30th ult., tho
bill appropriating four condemned cast-iron can
non and four cannon balls to Williams Post, G.
A. R., of Mystic, Conn., was taken up and passed.
On motion of Mr. Kasson (la.) the Senate bills
to reform tho civil service, and to prevent offi
cial assessments wero taken from tho Speaker's
table, referred to tho committee ou civil service
reform, and leave granted to that committee to
report them back at any time.
On motion of Mr. Marsh, the Senato bill was
p:issed, extending the timo for filing claims for
horses aud equipments lost by officers or en
listed men in the service of tho United States,
with an amendment limiting the extension to
one year from the passage of tho act.
Tho Houso adjourned over to Tuesday, tho
In tho House, on Tuesday, the 2d instant,
among tho bills introduced were the following :
By Mr. Grout (Vt.), granting homesteads to
soldiers, sailors and marines on residenco of
By Mr, Deustcr (Wi3.), to restore to inmates
of Soldiers' Homes pension money retained
from them as fines.
Tho House then proceeded to the consider
ation of the bills touching tho administration
of tho tax laws.
The first bill was ono relating to tho export
ation of tobacco, snufFand cigars in bond free
of tax to adjacent territory. P.iS3ed. It
places tobacco exported by rail into Canada
and Mexico on tho sanio footing as tobacco ox
ported in vessels,
Tho following bills wero also passed: To
empower postmasters to administer oaths to
importers of books ; to amend the statutes so as
to allow a drawhack on distilling worms manu
factured for export. A bill limiting tho com
pensation of internal revenue gangers to live
dollars a day when actually employed or when
traveling in the service oPthe bureau gavo rise
to opposition, and it was withdrawn.
The next bill passed was Senate bill provid
ing that porique tohacco may bo sold by tho
manufacturers or producers thereof in the form
of carrottes directly to a legally qualified man
ufacturer, to bo used in the manufacture of
cigarrettes or smoking tobacco, without pay
ment of tax.
In tho House, on Wednseday, the 3d inst.,
tho army appropriation bill was taken up, the
pending amendment being that of Mr. Browne
(Ind.) for tho gradual abolition of the pay
corps or the army, which was adopted yeas,
111 ; nay3, 3G.
Tho eamp-firo given by tho Eldon (Iowa) Post
on tho 22d ult. realized a sum su'fiicient to pay
all its debts and put it in a good financial
Some Interesting Facts About tho Xcrr Canadian
J:. V. S. in Phila. Times.
I mot yesterday Mr. Taylor, tho American
consul at Winnepeg. He lias been there since
lt70. When lie arrived in Winncpcg the popu
lation was three hundred; now it is twenty
live thousand. The Canada Pacific Railroad is
running six hundred miles west of the place.
English'and Scotch capital is abundant for tho
development of the new Canadian Northwest.
Speculation is rampant, but it has tho solid
basis of a fertile country leaching clear to tho
Eoeky Mountains. Like our Dakota and Mon
tana country, this vast region is all good for
something. Tho land which will not grow
wheat will pasture cattle. Mr. Taylor says ho
has seen fiue samples of wheat, oats and barely
grown on the Peace river, 1,200 miles north
west of Winncpcg, and 2,200 miles from Chi
cago. He thinks that the Saskatchewan coun
try will prove better than our Yellowstone
country, becauso of moro rainfall in summer;
but I believo this advantage, if it really exists,
will bo more than counterbalanced by tho
colder winters, which will cause heavy loss of
stock or heavy expense for housing and feeding
tho cattle, which must be the chief resource of
tho region. However, it is evident, that there
is going to be a largo population in Manitoba
and tho newer territories beyond just being
organized by the Canadian Parliament. They
will be separated from tho United States only
by an imaginary line running across tho plains.
These new communities belong to us by their
geographical position. They are separated from
Canada by iivo hundred miles of rock, forewt,
and morass. Their natural road to the sea is
by tho great lakes and tins Erie Canrd. Their
natural trading points are St. Paul and Chicago.
Tho mouth of tho Red River of tho Xorth
should ho in the United States as well as tho
mouth of the Mississippi. Lot Mr. Blaine go
up to Dakota next summer and rido across tho
international boundary line half a dozen times
without knowing whero it is, aud ho will bo
convinced that tho direction of his patriotic
and wiso American policy should bo towards
the great fertilo Northwest, and not towards
South America and the iles of the sea.
What Gen. Bamscur Ssiltl to (Jen. Rhodes.
Frowi the Waynesboro Times.
An old tar heel who was " thar " says that
at the battlo of ChanccJlorsville, while tho
fight was raging, Gen. Rhodes rode up to Gen.
Rauisour and asked him what timo it was.
Iianueur, pulling out his old time-piece slowly,
said : " General, in such an emergency as this
my old watch never ruus." Rhodes took right
oil' and returned to where tho bullets wero
ticking tho seconds.
The Wife of an Ambassador
recently put tho following question to the
daughter of ono of our merchant princes at a
Presidential levee : "My dear, I was told beforo I
visited America, that your countrywomen w,ere
not remarkable for fine teeth. I find it quifo
the contrary. Take your own for instance.
Pray what dentifrice do you use?" "I have
used SOZODONT for years and prefor it to
any other," was tho response. Reader, follow
her exainplo !
Sergeant Ballon tine, tho ominent English
barri-itcr, is very successful with juries. In
stead of declaiming before them, ho.talks to
them in an- oasy, laniiliar "you and I know
very well" style.
Kosciusko Post, No. 114, of Warsaw, Ind.,
celebrated Christmas by distributing presents
among the widows and orphans of brave com
rades. They also sent a delegation to the alms
house and found there two soldiers' orphans,
for whom suitablo homes will bo found.
Comrade Jacob D. Fyke, Los Angeles, Cal.,
writes us that Frank Bartletfc Post, No. C,
which now masters about 140 members, haiye
clectcd it3 old Commander, Coi. Hull. Tho
Post gavo a very successful concert on the 23d
Comrade Johnson writes us that Garfield
Post, No. 18, Rising Sun, Maryland, has elected
tho following officers: Commander, H. H.
Haines; S. V. C, Samuel Hamilton; J. V. C,
C. W. Wilson; Surgeon, J. J. McCollvey; Q.
M., W. J. Emery; Chaplain, J. W. Hamilton;
O. D., J. H. Johnson; O. G., J. I. Wigdon; Ad
jutant, L. R. Kirk.
George Washington Post, No. 103, of New
York City, has elected tho following officers:
Commander, General M. T. McMahon ; S. V. C.f
General Lloyd Aspinwall ; J. V. C, Paymaster
T. Thompson, U. S. N. ; Q. M., Captain Thomas
C. Miles; Surgeon, Charles Martin, Medical
Director, U. S. N. ; O. D.. General J. J. Milhau ;
O. G., Major Ivan Tallof.
Spring Hill Post, No. 104, Spring Hill, Kan.,
has olectcd the following officers: Com., H.
N. Davis; S. V.'C, J. Renhart; J. V. C, Thos.
Stevenson; Chaplain, Rev. Reynolds;
Adjt., W. N. Thomas ; Surg., J. N. Eeli ; O. G.,
W. H. Cathlin ; Q. M., W. H. Caylor, and O. D.,
R. J. Henry. The officers will be installed tho
third Saturday in January.
Gen. James Appletou Post, No. 123, Ipswich,
Mass., has elected the following officers: P.
P. C, Leach Clark; S..V. C, Warren Boyn
ton ; J. V. C, Joseph A.Nason; Q. M., Charles
W. Rodgers; Surg., Charles S. Cummmgs;
Clrnp., 'Alonzo Butler; O. D., William M.Ells
worth; O. G., W. P. Pickard.
Post No. 96, Northboro, Mass., has elected
the following officers: P. C, 13. M. Bailey; S.
V. C, F. M. Harrington; J. V. C, George H.
Murray; Q. M., F. L. Twichell; O. D., Wni.
Johnson ; Surg, and Chap. E. "W. Wood ; O.
G., J. H. Stone : delegates to tho Department
Convention, Josiah Proctor; alternate, G. P.
Comrade M. M. Taibell, East Wallingford,
Vt., writes us that Kearney Post, No. 43,
has elected tho following officers : Commander,
E.Armstrong; S. V. C, T. Tarbell; J. V. C.,
J. Eddy ; Surgeon, Dr. R. L. Chace ; Chaplain,
J. C. M. Allen; O. D., E. C. Whifo; Q. M., S.
Crawther; Adjt., 31. M. Tarbell; O. G., S.
Clark; S. M., H. J. Wilder; Q. M. S., E.
Farragut Post, No. 32, of Battle Creek, Mich.,
has elected the following oflicers: Commander,
S. S. French; S. V. C, J. C. Hall; J. V. C, J.
G. Bohnett ; Chaplain, W. H. Hall ; Surg., W. J.
Miller; O. D., Geo.H. Lunt; O. G.,Wni. Brandon ;
Q. M., M. Grisold. Comrade Lusby writes U4
that great preparations are being made for tho
meeting of tho Department Encampment at
Col. Carr Post, No. iG. Department of Cali
fornia, has elected the following officers: Post
Commander, Jerome Deasy; S. V. C, James
Butler; J. V. C, John O'Donnell; Q. M., Wal
ter Eosec ; Surg., Dr. Charles McGovern ; O. D.,
J. J. Walsh; O. G., J. Kerrigan; Chap., F. Cur
ran; delegate to the Convention, W. A.
Walker; alternate, James. Butler.
James A. Garfield Post, No. 3-1, Department
of California, has elected the following officers :
Post Commander, W. J. Fisher; S. V. C., Albert
Brown; J. V. C, F. Schermier; Q. M., B. F.
Hecox; Surg., H.Robinson; O. D., J. Clynos;
O. G., J. Ryan; Chan., II. B. Hooker; repre
sentatives, .1. H. Babbitt, F. Wadsworth, Louis
Schultz ; alternates, H. G. Rise, A. Sclioenherr,
Col. Nodinc Post, No. 140, Champaign, HI.,
has elected the following officers: J. W. Long
ley, Commander ; George W. Haswood, S. V. C;
G.!)W. Kennard, J. V. C.; E. A. Kratz, Surg. ;
J. B. Russell, Q. 31.; Rev. Peirce, Chap.;
James Keller, O. G. ; James Book, O. D. This
Post has seventy members, all in good stand
ing, although only mustered last June.
Comrade Joseph Hamilton, Buxr Oak, 3Iich.,
sends us two subscribers, and writes that C. G.
Bennett Post, No. 71, of that place, has elected
the following officers : Cornniandwr, A. N. Gra
ham; S. V. C.. Amos Hopkius; J. V. C, David
H. Carter; Chap., J. R. Keeler; Surg., S. C.
Rollman ; O. D., J. B. Millirnan : O. G., Joseph
Watson ; Q. 31., J. H. Loud; Delegate to Stato
Encampment, Comrade Duncan.
Sidney C. Gaylord Post, No. 26-?, Eedfield,
N. Y., has elected the following officers: Com
mander, Andrew S. Coey; S. V. C. Elijah R.
Adsit; J. V. C, Daniel Jones; Adjt., Robert
Cooper ; Chap., Rev. A. J. Grant ; Q. M., James
L. Baicome; O. D., Alfred Kiunio; Surg., Gar
rett 3Iiler; R., Dennis Baicome; O. G., Aaron
S. Ecnsen ; Delegates, Andrew S. Cooy, Robert
Cooper, A. J. Grant. The Post now numbers
Comrade R. Horigan, of St. Joseph, Missouri,
writes us : " Custer Post, No 7, of thiit place, is
steadily growing. Wo havo now over 150
members, and hope to have 200 veterans in
line next 3Iemorial Day. The officers for next
year are as follows: Commandor, William
Stribling; S. V. C, P. B. Wise; J. V. C. Wil
liam Campbell; Chaplain, E. T. Hart?ell; O.
D., John Armstrong; O. G., William Sprinkle;
Surgeon, Dr. J. T. Berhoff.
John A. Dix Post, Department of California,
has elected the following officers: Commjiudor,
G. 31. Bowman ; S. V. C, J. H. Barbour'; J. V.
C, F. C. Young; Chap., Rev. L. 31. Hancock;
Surg., Dr. S. F. Chapin; O. D.. B. C. Lougdon;
O. G., J. N. Van Doren ; Q. 31., C. W. Gausline;
delegates to the Department Encampment, J.
II. Barbour, L. 31. Hancock, T. V. Purd.T and
3t. D. Haley; alternates, W. S. Walker, S. F.
Chapin, J. Brittou and Judson Rice.
Comrade Joel A. Burdick, Portville, Kew
York, sends us two more solid shot for The
Tribune, and says: "II. W. Wessel Post, No.
So, of thisplace, has now 101 members in good
standing, and at the last meeting elected iho
following officers: Commander, William Hpl
den ; S. V. C, F. S. Dickinson : J. V. C. E. E.
('lute ; Chaplain, James W. Crandall ; Adjutant,
S. L. Warner; Q. 3L, L. D. Carr; O. D., A. .T.
Armstrong; O. G., Jacob Bath; Surgeon, Hor
Comrade Larimer, P. 31. at Arrowsmith,IH.r
writes us: Arrowsmith Post, No. 15, has
elected the following officers : Commander, A.
T. Ives; S. V. C, V. E. Howell; J. V. C,
J. D. Ari'otfc; Surg., D. N. Patterson; Q. M.,
J. II. Larimer; O. D., J. A. Larimer; O. G., T.
A. Bunks; representative to the Encampment,
J. II., Larimer ; alternate, J. 3L Stipp. Tiu?
Tribune, two -weeks ago, was not taken at this
office, but now there are twenty-four subscrib
ers here. I hope every old soldier wiBl take
Comrade A." J. Crow writes us: "Dan 31c
Cook Post, No. 53, of Elinwood, Illinois, has
elected the following officers: Commander, F.
W. Brown; S. VC, John McFarlan; J. V. C,
William Shivley; Q. 31., J. B. Reed; Surgeon,
I. Davison; Chaplain, Rev. L. R. Royce; O. D.,
O. Danalo; O. G., James Williamson; Dala
gate, E. Burt ; Alternate, I. N. Burch. A pub
lic installation will be given on the 9th of Jan
uary, at which time thero will be speaking,
singing, and an old fashion love feast. Post
No. 53 is in good running order, with a mem
bership of 76, and still they come. I will send
a. subscription list soon."
Lincoln Post, No. 1, Department of Califor
nia, has elected tho following officers: Com.,
H. T. Ilobbert ; S. V. C, Feargus Hanson ; J.
V. a, Jos. R. Coweu; Q. 3f., C. P. Kelly ; Surg.,
William Irelau; O. D., J. J. Holtslander;
Chaplain, V. A. Tumbling; Alternating Dele
gates, Feargus Hansen, A. G. Hosteler, Will
H. Voorhe.es, J. C. Bolles, J. B. Casebolt, J. H.
Feun, Jos. R. Cowen, Z. B. Adams, J. J.
Hollander, W. W. Stouo, Charles Cox, Wni.
Irclan, C. P. Kelly, E. B. Dennison, John
Upton, W. A. Bowie, A. Hillebrand, J. Nicolay
sen, S. A. Bryant, J. H. Lakin, J. P. Ford, P. W.
Cummins, H. W. Carson and M. S. Blaekburu.
ConiKido Joo Bendy, Red Bank, N-J., writes
us: "Arrowsmith Post, No. 61, of this place,
is a credit to the Order. It has been organized
but a little over a year, yet now numbers forty
members, with a3 efficient and gentlemanly
officers ih any Post in the State. The follow
ing officers were elected for lciS3: Commander,
H. 31. Nebbens (re-elected) ; S. V. C, Joseph
T. Field; J. V. C, Robfc. R. Mount; Chaplain,
Richard Lawrenco (re-elected); Q. 3L, J. W.
Chandler (ro-elected) ; Surgeon, Thomas V.
Arrowsmith; O. D., William J. Sickles ; O. G.,
Everett MSler ; delegate to tho State Encamp
ment, Joseph T. Field; alternate, Georgo A.
Bawnc. 1 am ono of your new subscribers and
I think there is no better paper published in
the interest of tho soldier than The Teibune.