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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. C, THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 1883.
TrjE EDITOR'S TBLE,
A Glance at (he Contents of The
The editor s tabic is over-weighted -with let
ters, and some of his correspondents will doubt
Ices be disappointed to find that their questions
remain unanswered. But that cannot very well
be helped at present. We shall perhaps be ablo
to devote more space to the publication of their
communications when tho contemplated en
largement of The Tribune is effected, but
mcauwhilo they must content themselves with
i'io assurance that we appeeiate tho interest
i'wh they display in The Tribune's Avork,
anei are grateful for the zeal which they mani
msb in building up its circulation. Here are a
mv- of the letters on the editor's table :
44 I cncloe six dollars for six new subscriptions
lcsiles mv own. I Micest iliat il" Mrs. Nathan
Clause ha. not vet been able to renew her s-iib-onp-tion
the Jkvs each contribute something towards
tending her a free copy. 1 hope before the ne.t
vear's subscription expires that I'ncle Sun will lmd
her out and phv up his debts. I myself have had n
claim pending nearly four years, and am among
the ncedv ones. I am still hopefully and anxiously
waiting." 1. C. Tassell, sUcvensville, Penn.
Make tip the subscription among yourselves
and send on the money in a lump. There's no
use trying to make mountains out of pennies.
"I desire to express my entire satisfaction with
vour paper. I am doing al'l in my power to increase
lis. circulation. 1 sent five new subscribers to you
last summer, and 1 am giving nil my time this week
to the cause. The TitiRrxK is doing a great work
for us. Enclosed vou will find the names of two
new subscribers." James Ebbitt, Hudson, Mich.
If every reader of The Tribune would do
vote one week to canvassing for new subscrib
ers tho figures at tho head of our editorial
columns would soon mount into the tens of
thousands. But some of our subscribers can't
even spare a day for the work.
" T enclose one dollar for which T wish you to
tend Till: Tninrsi: to a comrade of mine. He is
unable to subscribe himself, but 1 know he will be
delighted to read the paper, and 1 shall send it to
hint as a Christmas gift. I admire the stand you
have taken in defending the gallant men who
t-crved their country in its hour of need." 'William
Busby, Kossville, Illinois.
There's a comrade for you that is a comrade
a happy one, too; for isn't it the height of
liappiness to make other people happy? This
is surely the best letter in the bag.
"I think Tun Trancsn is well worth reading,
and that every man who is a friend of the soldier
ought to take it. For my part 1 have always been
bis friend. I am the son of an old Kevolutionary
boldier, and this day I commence my seventy
fourth year. 1 tint the youngest of eleven children,
and have but one brother living. I used to hear
mv father and mother talk about the Kevolutionary
war when I was a child, so that I cannot help sym
pathizing with the soldier, and for the past day or
two I have been engaged in canvassing for sub
scribers for Tin: Tmituxi:, though 1 have been un
well for some time. As the fruit of my labor I send
vou the names of four new subscribers. In conclu
sion I will say that I liail but one son, and when
the war of the rebellion broke out 1 consented to
let him join the army. lie was in service four
vears and three months. He was in "Washington
and talked with President Lincoln the evening be
fore he was killed. He returned home, but he had
contracted disease which proved fatal." William
W. McKiniitfy, West Union, Illinois.
What can be said in reply to such a letter.
It brings tears to our eyes but joy to our heart
to think of the devotion of this brave old man.
Senator Beck is not worthy to loosen tho latches
of his shoes.
" Four more veterans have joined Tnn Tribune
army, and are ready for the charge when the column
moves. We propose to carry the works of the
enemy with the help of The National, Triiicxe,
and we will never let up until every Union soldier
has received justice from the Government he helped
to save. "We call on Senators Logan, Edmunds,
Sherman, and all friends of the Union soldier to
f-tand by us and not permit such men as Senator
Heck to'insult us." John C. Carruthers, Mansfield,
Wc suppose it is absolutely necessary to Mr.
Beck's existence that he should have his littlo
iling at tho soldier every now and then, but it
is one thing
o introduce a bill and another to
secure its passage. Mr. Beck's attempt to
secure the publication of the pension list may
not prove successful after all.
"I spent lny Christmas in canvassing for The
Tkibcne. I think there is nothing like it. It is
ust bully ! When I commence reading it I hate to
nv it dmrn until I have, read it through. I send
you two new bubscrilcrs as a Isew Year's gift."
John IJatchnian, Uelta, oino.
Your New Year's offering is very welcome,
comrade, and we wish every subscriber to The
Tribune had been as thoughtful. You must
not be discouraged because you cannot induce
every ex-soldier so subscribo at once. Send
them a copy occasionally, and by-and-by they
will have to take it regularly to satisfy their
" Having seen while on a visit to Cleveland, Ohio,
n copy of your paper in the otHce of Dr. J. C. Tres-i-el,
I "at once, at his request, became a subscriber.
Returning home and discovering that none of our
many veterans were taking The Tiiiiicne. I spoke
to some in regard to subscribing for it, and they at
Nice expressed their entire willingness to do so. I
ji delighted with the paper, and thoroughly per
.Jiaded that every ex -soldier should have a copy,
Permit me to relate an incident which I am sure
will interest all wounded soldiers. There lies on a.
bed of pain in this city one who was once a stalwart
and faithful soldier. He is slowly dying, and as his
disability increased, lie had to be carefully nursed.
He was receiving SIS per month, ami applied for
increase, sending on the proper papers. Through
home informality they were returned, and the in
crease not only disallowed, but the original pen
hion reduced to S-l per month. Our Kepresent.'itive
front this Uhe lUthj district. Judge Taylor, hearing
of this injustice, took up the matter zealously and
energetically, without solicitation, and laboring
earnestly with Commissioner Dudley, induced him
to reopen the case. The result is, the dying soldier
receives 5o0 per month, and his unspeakable sull'er
ings are mitigated by all appliances and means to
iKKit which the Government money never more
worthily bestowed can proeure.
"Wishing you all the prosperity you deserve, and
that, as Pat. says, is no small word, I remain
though not an ex-soldier, I regret to say faithfully,
youw." E. r. Hoyt, Warren, O.
Last week's issue of The Tribune contained
a brief but interesting sketch of Tyler prison
by Dr. Trcssell. At some future time we
hope to be able to present an accurate and de
tailed account of the sufferings which our vet
erans experienced in that pen. They were less
poignant, perhaps, than those which the inmates
of Andersonviile were compelled to endure, but
they were nevertheless terrible almost beyond
"I am an old soldier, both of thcMexian war and
the war of the rebellion. I lost my left leg at the
battle of the Wilderness, and cannot get about much
in the winter, but I will do all I can to get sub
hcribers for The Triuese. I sent you four on the
20th of Dec'r. Your noble paper tights for our
rights much more efi'ectively than those whom wo
bupKacd to be our true friends., who stayed ait
Lome. I began to lake The Tiunrxi: last June.
t suits me much belter than any other paper that
1 now receive." Henry Angell, Adrian, Mich.
Among The Tribune's club misers aro a
good many one-legged soldiers, and they aro
doing some pretty lively stumping for it. And,
pray, what is more eloquent than a soldier's
"I have been delayed a littlo in renewing my
Fubfccription. but here I am now with a new recruit.
1 am an old one-legged soldier, and cannot get
along without your jmper. Give Beck !" 11.
S. Dickens, Fairport, N.
This is what might be called a very vigorous
stump speech. Give Beck ? Certainly, and
a palm-leaf fan and linen duster to boot.
"Enclosed please find S7 for feven new subscrip
tions to The Tuibl'ne. One of my old comrades
had the kindness to hand me a copy of your paper
the other flay. On looking it over! found that it
was just Hiich a paper as we soldiers all need, and
J went right to work to get up a club for il. I will
do what 1 can to introduce it here, and by to doing
hope to increase its circulation." Charles Stevens,
Conquest, N. J.
Quick work, that. If all our subscribers
wore as prompt to turn out at the call tho ene
my would never catch them napping.
"Enclosed find two dollars for two new subscrib
ers to The Tihihm:. Keep up your fire on tho
enemies of the soldier the woods are full of them."
J I. M. Converse, editor Warren (Mass.) Herald.
The woods will soon be too hot to hold them,
comrade, if The Tribune's ammunition holds
out. Give them a shot with your own gatling.
'l!nelocd please find one dollar to renew my
subscription to The National Tkiiuni:. We sol
diers feci that The Tkiiicxe is almost the only
friend that we have to advocate our interests. I
have been a petitioner for pension bince 1668 for
disability incurred in tho service, but have not been
able to prove through the proper officers of my
regiment the origin of the disability, and am, thoro- I
fore, deprived of all benefit of the pension laws,
although I know myself to be honestly entitled to
a pension. However, I do not begrudge those who
arc more fortunate than myself. May The Tumusn
continue to lay seige to the strongholds of the enc
mv until our ex-soldiers receive all they are enti
tled to at the hands of the Government." Cyrus N.
Benjamin, Kiehiield, Conn.
Send us some wooden nutmegs to chnrgo our
siege guns with.
" I wish you would give us all the information
yon can about Auxiliary Pot Societies what rela
tion they bear to Posts, and how they are organized.
We have great confidence in the ladies. God bless
them! They were the mothers and sisters and
cousins of heroes." Win. A. Skillcn, Sydney, O.
You should read tho article whicli Mrs. Sher
wood, president of the Forsyth Tost Auxiliary,
of Toledo, Ohio, has written for The Tribune
on this very subject. It appears in another
"Enclosed please find S2 for two new subscribers
a a Christmas present to the editor of The Tmn
vm: If I had to do without either my supper or
my TuiiifXi: Saturday nights I certainly would
prefer to lose the former and run my chances
of a good square meal the next morning. Just so
long as The Tkiwne keeps a strong skirmish line
in front between the poor, frail, and decrepit vet
eran and such heartless wretches as Senator Beck
1 shall do all 1 em to procure subscriptions for it."
George E. Gowing, Sulphur Springs, Ohio.
You will be kept pretty busy then, for The
Tribune's skirmish lino will never bo with
drawn until Congress unconditionally surren
ders. " T commenced last week to drum up enough old
soldiers to organize a Post of the Grand Army here.
I now have about liftmen names, and think we shall
soon be able to establish a Post of twenty-five or
thirty members. You will hear from us later." J.
II. Emmon. Ashland Kentucky.
Adjutant-General Brown will please noto tho
name and address. This is a significant illus
tration of tho way in which The Tribune and
the Grand Army work hand in hand.
"Thebovs sav thev like The Tribune so much
that they would' not be without it. It has the right
ring. You give them just what they need. I was
myself eleven months m Andcrsonville and have
had a taste of its horrors." Geo. Haines, Middle
sex, N. Y.
It is a pity that the editors of such papors as
the Utica Herald could not have shared your
experiences. They appear to have forgotten
that such a place ever existed. ,
"Eiicloed please find 67 for seven new subscrib
ers, making sixty-six in all that 1 have sent you. I
mm' t lnnhl. t lint tnmiher ire lonir. The bovs all
snvth.il Tin: Tniiirxi: is the best naner. and they
cannot possibly do without it now that they know
its value As for Beck and 1'ticJ:, it would not be
well for either of them, or the editors of the New
York Sunor Herald, to emigrate wst of the Missis
sippi. They have no sympathizers in this part of
God's country. We old soldiers would like to con
tribute about twelve feet of rope to such God
forsaken brutes as they are, and will freely do it if
you will only send them out this way. Our new
Grand Army Post is nourishing. We now number
thirty-live "members, and there aie many more
coining in." J. A. Baughman, Washington, Iowa.
It would be a pity to waste twelve feet of
good rope. "Whom the gods would destroy
they first make mad," and theso gentlemen bid
fair to be their own executioners.
" I wish you a merry Christmas, and enclose SI
for a new subscriber to Tin: TmiirNE. I occasion
ally pick up recruits for you. but have very littlo
time in whicli to canvass. However, whenever 1
can put inashot 1 make it tell." Charles II. Dcpuy,
That's right. If you can manage to get in a
shot every week you will have made a very
handsome score by the end of the year.
"I am an old soldier, sixty-two years of age, and
want to see justice done my comrades. We havo
lived on skint milk long enough. I think wc aro
entitled to cat at the second table, at least, if tho
bondholders and office-holders must cat at the first
table " J. K. Hight, Ncapolis, Ohio.
Uncle Sam's commissary department is big
enough, it seems to us, to give bondholders and
soldiers both all that they are entitled to. It
is the niggardness of the quartermaster Con
gress which makes all the trouble.
" In accordance with the suggestion of The Tnm
r:"E, I send one new subscriber as a Christmas gift.
I hope every ex-soldier will do as much." Samuel
B. Armor, Ochiltree, Kansas.
Bather late for the rest of our subscribers to
act upon this advice, but new subscribers aro
welcome all the year round.
"The two principal requisites for the suppression
of the rebellion were human life and money. Which
has been most liberally compensated the citizen,
who, at his country's call, laid down his life on its
altar, or the citizen who laid his money on that
altar, stipulating at the same time for a high rate of
interest, pnvable in gold, and the return of every
dollar of the principal?" N. B., Bed Cloud, Neb.
That is a forcible way of putting it, comrado.
We would not, for a moment, have tho money
that is due the bondholder withheld from him,
but it docs seem a little hard that the soldier
should be neglected while he is so well taken
care of. Up to the present time the bondholder
has received nearly live dollars for every ono
paid to the soldier.
" I send you a few clippings from the Chicago
Tribune, in which those who fought for the preser
vation of the Union are denounced as frauds. I was
one of the first who enlisted from Chicago April,
lhCl and had the misfortune to be tirken prisoner
at Chiekamauga. I boarded at the Pembeiton, An
dcrsonville, Miller, Savannah, and Blackshire Ho
tels for about twenty months, while those editors
were safe at home." Frank P. Shepherd, South
A regular newspaper rebellion against our
ex-soldiers seems to have broken out, but wo
guess they have still vigor enough left to put
it down with the aid of The Tribune.
"Having been in the army front October, IfiGl, to
April, IhCi, and in rebel prisons twenty-one mouths
and eighteen days out of that time, 1 think lam fully
qualified to appreciate the value of your paper. I
regard it as the best and cheapest soldier's paper
published, and regret that 1 have not done more to
build up its circulation. It is certainly big medicine
for such men as Senator Beck, of Kentucky, and
many of our northern patriot during the war, who
hired substitutes to go down and face the music for
them, ami now are howling about fraudulent pen
sions. At that time neither money, patriotism, nor
anything else could have induced one of them to go
to the rescue of the Government, but now they pre
tend to be greatly interested in its welfare. Go for
them ! You have strong backing, 1 assure you."
L. S. Birchers, Clarendon, Pa.
Yes, they have very short memories, and
there are si good many things which perhaps
they do not caro to remember. It must bo very
annoying to Mr. Beck, for instance, to be re
minded of tho hasty trip whicli he made to the
Canadian frontier at a time when abuse of
Union soldiers was less fashionable than it is
"Enclosed please find SO for sir new subscribers
to The Tkibune." Joshua Evelsizer, Junior Vice
Commander, A. McDowell Post, No. 31, Lamar,
It is very pleasant, indeed, to noto tho prac
tical interest whicli our comrades of the Grand
Army are beginning to take in The Tkibune.
It is a sure sign that it is doing effective work
for the Order.
"I have often thought of enrolling my name
among the subscribers to your valuable paper, and
I now send 61 for that purpose. I find The Titin
uxe truly the soldier's friend, and always ready to
speak in his behalf. I am one of six brothers who
served in tho war for tho Union." E. E. Leter,
One of six brothers and all soldiers that is,
they were. Now, wo suppose, they would be
classed by papers of the Utica Herald stamp as
"pension sharks," impost ers," "frauds," "Gov
ernment paupers," and tho like.
"Enclosed please find SI for one year's subscrip
tion to The TitinrNE. I hope you will keep up the
fire on the main line ami hold the fort until re-en-forcements
arrive. Then we will rout them from
their rifie-pita." W. M. C. Keynolds, Whiting,
That is precisely what The Tribune intends
to do but hurry up the re-enforcements.
"The Grand Army is marshalling it's old veterans
to some purpose, and with the aid of The Tkihunk
we shall fill the places of such men as Beck with
honest and honorable men, who believe in fulfill
ing the solemn contract with the savers of this
mighty Bepublie." George W. Hazelton.Wilming
The Grand Army is not a political organiza
tion, and wo trust never will becomo ono; but
individual members aro at liberty to think and
vote as they please, and it would indeed bo
strange if they did not cast their ballots against
those who persistently and maliciously slander
"Enclosed find 61 for a new subscriber, which I
send :is a New Year's gift to The Tkihune. 1 am
forty-five years olJ, but it is the first time in my life
that I ever wrote to tho editor of a newspaper. I
prize your paper very lunch, and never go to bed
until 1 havo read it through." Lovejoy Hunt, An
The Tkibune had a good many New-Year
callers this year, but tho ono hundred thou
sandth subscriber was not among them. Wo
are ready to muster him in "whonever ho
Additional Rosters for the New Year.
Comrade Henry II. Bcnner, of Bellfonte, Pa.,
writes us: At tho annual election of Gregg
Post, No. 95, tho following oilicers were duly
elected to servo for the ensuing year: Com.,
Harrv II. Benner; S. V. C, John I. Ctirtin; J.
V. C.r John Weaver; 0. D., Samuel Gault; 0.
G., William Jones ; Chaplain, James II. Ban
kin: Q. M., David M. Glenn ; Ord. Officer, Al
exander Draucker; Council of Administration
(to fill vacancies), John B. Linn and Christ
Dalo; Delegates to Department Encampment,
George F. Harris and Amos Mullen; Alternates,
John J. Ctirtin and Samuel II. Williams. Tho
above aro tho clectivo oilicers. This Post re
ports about ono hundred comrades in good
standing, and is considered by tho Department
as one of its most lively and well-regulated
Comrade II. A. Starkweather writes us: Tho
annual election for Edwin Col well Post, No, 215,
Bloom iugdale, Mich., resulted in tho election
of the following oilicers: Post Commander,
11. P. McFarlin, company I, 7th Mich, inf'y;
S. V. C, D. Collins, company A, 3d Mich. cav. ;
J. V. C, 11. C. Harmon, company B, .Sth N. Y.
heavy artillery; Chaplain, Geo. Lackey, com
pany L, 2d Missouri cav. : Q. M., II. A. Stark
weather, company D, lElst N. Y. S. Y. ; 0. D.,
L. M. Borers, 1st Mich. E. & M., company G.;
0. G., James McDowell, company A, 117th Ohio
Y. I.; Adj't, John Crowfoot, company I, 29th
Wis. inf'y; Delegates, J. T. Robinson, company
G, lot!; Mich, inf'y, and James R. C. Harmon ;
Alternates, II. A. Starkweather and James
McDowell. Tho Post now has fifty-seven mem
bers in good standing.
Ethan Allen Post, No. 3., Yergcnnes, Yt., was
organized sonio tinio last April. For months
the outlook was quite discouraging, but tho de
termination of a "faithful few" kept the "pow
der dry." At our annual meeting in December
we elected tho following oilicers, viz: Com
mander, C. E. Parker; S. V. C, G. W. Ward ;
J. Y.C., E. D. Chilson; Adj., C. T. S. Pierce;
Q. M., E. 0. Scott; Surg., Dr. C. W. B. Kidder;
Chap., C. D. Ingham; O. D., G. W. Spear; 0. G.,
W. Crosby ; S. M., G. Harrington. Tho Post
has forty-live members and bids fair to be a
prosperous one, and tako its placo as a useful
unit in tho grand aggregate of the defenders of
Reynolds Post, of Milton, Yt., was started
seven months ago. It now numbers forty-ono
members. This winter, under tho manage
ment of Commander J. E. Whcclock, it is hold
ing a series of Camp-fires, and the3' aro largely
attended. Among the speakers are Gen. W. W.
Henry, of Burlington; Comrade Allen, of Mil
ton, Cal.; F. Y. Rondall, of Montpelier, and
Representative C. II. Joyce, of Rutland. At
tho recent election tho following officers were
elected: Commander. J. E. Whcclock; S.V.C.,
M. J. Perry: J. V. C, II. A. Smith; Adjt, 0.
12. Coon , Q. M., D. H. Coon ; Surg., L. J. Dixon ;
Chap.. J. C. Squires; 0. D., C.Turner; S. M.,
F. McKce; Q. M. S., J. B. Riddick; 0. G., L.
Comrade J. G, Brougher, of Great Bend, Kan.,
writes: Wo organized Post No. 52 April 21,
1SS2, as Pap Thomas Post, with ten members
on the charter. Wo now number ninety, and
expect to double that in tho next year. The
old soldiers aro alive to the G. A. R. interests
in Kansas. At our last regular meeting wo
elected the following oilicers for tho ensuing
year: Commander, Capt. C. M. Smith; S. Y. C,
A. C. Schermerhorn ; J. V. C, P. Corbin ;
Chap., A. B. Miller; 0. D., D. N. Hcizer; Q.
M., G. W.Mitchell; Adjt., Ed. Tyler, O. G.,
D. N. Roqinson; Surg., Dr. J. D. Bain ; repre
sentative to Grand Encampment, Ira D.
Comrade Ward, of Ludington, Mich., writes:
Herewith is the result of the election of officers
for tho ensuing year: Com., C. C.Ward, lato
of tho Eighteenth Indiana infantry ; S. V. C,
Gardner M. Chase, lato Co. A, Ono Hundred
and Eleventh New York ; J. V. C, J. W. Wood ;
Q. M., W. Z. Rides, Co. I. Wisconsin artillery ;
Surg., A. P. McConncll, lato Surgeon, Twenty
second Michigan infantry; Chaplain, A, B.
nunter, Co. K, Second Michigan cavalry; O.
D.. R. P. Bishop, Co. C, Fortv-third Now York
infantry; O. G., W. C. McKay, Co. C, First
United States artillery. Post numbers sixty
nine in good standing and in a flourishing
Comrade W. M. Barns. Adjutant of J. II. Jen
kins Post, No. 212, of Williamsburg, Ohio, writes
us : This Post was organized Juno 150, 1SS2, with
twenty-live charter members, and by hard work
tho membership has been increased to seventy-
four. Tho following are tho oilicers for 1533:
Commander, Homer McLain; S. V. C, Charles
II. Thomas; J. Y. C, Erastus Moorhead; Adj't,
William M. Barns; Surg., Dr. Isaac Redrew;
Chaplain, T. R. Moorhead; Q. M., D. K. Peter
son; O. D., 12. B. Holmes; 0. G.. Thomas Stills;
Delegate, S. S. Walker ; Alternate, Frank. Stahl.
Comrado ,T. Linfield, of Canton, Mass., writes
us: The following aro tho newly-elected offi
cers of Rcvero Post, No. ill: Commander, Dr.
A. R. Holmes ; S. V. C, J. Linfield; J. V. C, C.
F. Bryant ; Q. M., L. 12. Wentworth ; Surgeon,
Geo. 15. Hunt; Chaplain, Josiah W. Perry; 0.
D., Geo. W. Capen; O. G., James IL Cram;
Charity Committee, A. R. Holmes, C. F. Bryant,
R. S. Byam ; Delegate to Department Encamp
ment, R. S. Byam; Alternate, J. T. Pitman.
Tho receipts of the fair held by Post 94, of Can
ton, Mass., last month, wcro $1,500.
Comrado W. S. Potter, of Sioux Falls, Dak.,
writes us: Joe Hooker Post, No. 10, has elected
tho following officers : Commander, Captain 12.
Parliman ; S. V. C, William Heckler; J. V. C,
William Howio; Q. M., Charles O. Price; O.D.,
Charles Manouk; O. G., Rob't Chisholm. This
Post now numbers sixty-thrco members with
some twenty unmustered applicants. Tho
officers elected aro able, energetic men, and
there is every reason to behove that at tho
close of tho year of 18S3 we will exceed ono
Comrade G. W. Williams, Grand Rapids,
Mich., writes that Champlin Post, No. 29, has
elected the following officers: Commander,
Isaac Seiglcr; S. V. C, Andy Doyle; J. V. C,
John Bero; Surgeon, Dr. Herbet Whitworth;
Chaplain, David R. Waters; Q. M., A. S. Rich
ards; O. D., Len I. Bradford; 0. G., S.T. Wil
cox; Adjutant, G. W. Williams; S. M., George
R. Phillips; Q. M. Serg't, F. F. Wait. Dele
gate to State Encampment held at Battlo
Creek was David It. Waters; Alternate, G. W.
Comrade Nicholetts, of Humboldt, Kan.,
writes that Yickshurg Post, No. 72, has elected
tho following officers fur 18S3: Commander,
G. A. Nicholetts (re-elected) ; S. V. C, G. Do
Witt (re-elected); J. V. C L.A.Garrett (re
elected); Q. M., .T. B. Young (re-elected);
Surg., 12. R. Russell (re-elected); O. G., C. A.
Frouk (re-elected) ; O.. D., O. Hottcnstein;
Chap., G. E. Griffin. Tho Post is flourishing,
and before expiration of 13b3 intend to havo at
least 100 members.
Comrade Georgo W. Fultz, of Middleport,
Ohio, writes us that Middleport Post, No. 125,
organized August 10, 1S81, with ten charter
members, now has a memembership of 233.
The following aro tho newly elected officers:
Commander, J. C. Bishop; S. Y. C, W. B.
Hodge; J. Y. C, T. Russell; 0. 1)., p. F. Rico;
O. G., O. P. Skinner; Q. M., William Skinner;
Surg., Daniel Rathburn ; Adjutant, J. Thomas.
Comrado J. D. Ferguson writes us: Tho fol
lowing aro tho oilicers of England Post, No. 112,
of Delhi, New York : Commander, F. L. Nor
ton; S. Y. C, C. II. Austin; J. V. C, E. Magib
bin; Q. M., J. 11. Wright; Adjt., O. W. Hitch
colk; Surg., M. Cleavland; Chap., J. K. Pen
field ; O. D., J. D. Ferguson; O. G., T. O'Neal;
Q. M. S., H. E. Stoutenbergh; S. M., J. Shore.
Tho Post is in a fair condition.
Tho following aro tho officers-elect of Red
Ridgo Post, No. 118, Department of Kansas:
Post Commander, J. F. Sterling; S. V. C, J. B.
Cook; J. V. C, Geo. Scarth; O. D., L. M. Be
dell; Q. M., R. Orm; O. G., D. U. Watson;
Chaplain, Row McCreary; Adj't, L. D. Boveo;
Surg., G. D. Boone; S. M., Tliod. O'Haro. Tho
abovo Post is growing rapidly.
Stockbridgo (Wis.) Post, No. -10, elected tho
following officers for 18.S3: Commander, Lieut.
W. II. Cook; S. V. C, Elick Johnson ; J. Y. C,
Ozios C. Smith; Q. M., Geo. W. llorr; Surg.,
Dr. John Merrill; Chap., A. J. Woolsey ; Adj.,
Dr. A. F. Hunter; 0. D B. Knickerbocker; 0.
G., Ed. Dudley ; Delegate to tho State Encamp
ment, W. H. Cook.
Tho oflloers-elect of Robert O. Tyler Post,
No. 50, Hartford, Conn,, aro aa follows : Com
mandor, Henry , TnintorJ; S. Y. , Jolitt 0.
Taylor; J. V. C, T. J. Gill; Adjt., John N.
Thacher; Q. M., Joseph S. Forsyth; Chap.,
Horaco R. Morlev; Surg., Pierre D. Peltier, M.
D.; O. D., Franklin Dart; 0. G., John W.
Comrado Tang, of Taylor Falls, Minn., writes
us : Tho following arc the newly elected officers
of Sherman Post,"No. G, G. A. It. : Comraaudcr,
F. Tang; S. Y. C, D. Cancdy; J. Y. C, P.
A. Strand; Q. M., P. Trump; 0. D., E. C.
Reynolds; O. G., Y. M. Holm; Chaplain, W.
P. J3cavy ; Surgeon, P. W. Stewart.
AndtheYery Substantial nations lYhlch it Contains
for tho Hoys.
Comrado Pond, of William A. Strecter Po3t,
No. 115, Attleboro, Massachusetts, writes us
that the fair recently held by that Post was an
immense success and netted $1,500. Tho offi
cers of the Post arc: Commander, Fred Leo
Barron; S. Y. C, William O. Connor; J. V. C,
Thomas II. Gav, Jr. ; Q. M., J. L., Tobbit; Ad
jutant, M. O. Wheaten ; 0. D A. Pond; O. G.,
Edmund Gule; Chaplain, Cyrus Gctchell; S.
M., John Slater; Q. M. Serg't, H. S. Adams;
Organist, C. P. Williams; Librarian, C. Good
ale; Janitor, Pardon Loke. Ho also writes
that tho Bristol County Association had its
regular meeting in William A. Strecter hall on
Wednesday last. It was largely attended by
delegates from different Posts in the county.
During the evening William A. Streetcr Post
exemplified tho work of tho association very
A subscriber at West Union, Iowa, writes ns:
"That sociable of Abcrnathy Post, of which
mention was made in your paper, was a grand
success. Wo had a bountiful supper, and aftor
all were served the balance was sold to start a
relief fund in our Post, our Commander acting
as auctioneer until hoarseness set in, when
Comrade Stewart took his place. Cakes sold as
high as two dollors apiece. Comrades, if you
want to increase tho membership of your Post,
just get up good sociables, invite your soldier
friends to participate with you, and you will
find thero will bo no lack of interest in your
Comrade S. R. Hill, of New Milford, Conn.,
writes us that "on Wednesday, December 20th,
Upton Post, No. 11, G. A. R., was organized
thero with tho following officers: Post Com
mander, David 12. Soulo; S. V. C, Daniel G.
Marshall; J. Y. C, David A. Baldwin; Adj't,
S. R. Hill; Q. M., G. W. Anthonv; Surgeon, J.
Knight Bacon, M. D. ; Chaplain, Rev. E. T. At
wood ; 0. D., N. II. Root ; O. G., Lewis W. Mo
sher; S. M., John F.Williams; Q. M. S., Max
Weisner. The officers wcro installed by Com
rado Win. E. Disbrow, Department Commander.
Wo had sixteen tho first night, and three new
ones January 3d."
Comrado II. P. Milford, of Cornwall Bridgo,
Conn., writes us that John W. M. Gregory Post,
No. 59, was established at that placo on tho 21st
ult., witli sixteen charter members. The offi
cers are as follows: Post Commander, II. P. Mil
ford; S.Y.C.C.R. Swift; J. V.C., C.H.Smith;
Surg., Win. Conner; Chaplain, E. S. Dunbar;
O. D., F. T. Payne; O. G., C. Andrews; Q. M.,
G. W. Studlev; Adj't, R. S. Frink; Q. M. S., J.
M. Manvol ; S. M., E. E. Dunbar. Tho Post ia
now in good, working order.
Comrade Albert Clapp, Marshfield, Oregon,
writes us that Baker Post, No. S, organized
August 13th, with twenty charter members, is
doing well. The officers aro as follows: Com
mander, A. S. Fowles; S. Y. C, R. Simpson;
J. V. C, J. M. Siglin ; Chaplain, M. Tower ;
O.D., I.G.Richard; Adj't, W. A. Willard; A.
A., A. Currv; S. M.. A. D. Morris; Q. M., J. G.
Earl; Surg., C. W. Tower.
Among the relics exhibited at tho annual
fair given by Post 30, of Cambridgeport, Mass.,
last week, was an old bugle, tho only musical
instrument saved at the battle of Cedar Creek,
Ya., October 19, 1861. It was presented to Mr.
Albert T. Finney, of Cambridgeport, by Colonel
J. P. Richardson, of Cambridge, who com
manded tho Thirty-eighth Massachusetts regi
ment during that memorable engagement.
Comrado W. IL Romeshaw, of Greenfield,
Iowa, writes us: "Myers Post, No. 39, is in a
thriving condition. It numbers about fifty
members in good standing, and The Tribune is
well patronized. A new Post was mustered at
Fontanclle, January 5th, with tho writer as
special mustering officer."
A public meeting was held at Valley Forge,
Pa., Monday, to tako action towards tho orec
tion of a monument on the Revolutionary camp
ground at that placo. A committeo was ap
pointed to solicit subscriptions, and A. J. Drexel,
of Philadelphia, was chosen treasurer.
Comrade Raphael Manco writes us from
Middletown, Conn., that Mansfield Post, No.
53, organized last spring, is now in a very
flourishing condition. Its recent fair netted
Ass't Adj't-General WT. M. Leepor writes ns
that 175 Posts will bo represented at tho com
ing annual Encampment of tho Department of
Kansas at Wyandotto.
Comrado If. IT. Jones, Adjutant of Post No.
275, at Mount Oreb, Ohio, writes us that it is
in a prosperous condition, and now numbers
Comrado Martin RafF, of MaquoketB, la.,
writes us that A. W. Drips Post, No. 74, organ
ized six months ago, now numbers 140 mem
bers. Conovcr Post, No. G3, of Monmouth, New
Jersey, during tho year, tho first of Its exiat
enco, has greatly increased in membership.
A new Post has been mustered at Magnolia,
Harrison county, Iowa, making seven in that,
tho banner county in the State.
CHRONOLOGY OF THE WAR.
Tho Leading Events of the War Arranged by
Jan. !5. Sailing of " Star of tho West."
" 7. Sleeting of State conventions In Alabama
and Mississippi and of Legislatures In
Tennessee and Virginia.
" 8. Resignation of Jacob Thompson, Secretary
of the Interior.
" 9. " Star of tho West " fired upon In Charles
" 9. Ordinance of Secession passed by Missis
sippi convention 81 to 15.
" 10. Florida Peccsbion ordinance passed 62to7.
" 11. Alabama, Secession ordinance passed
Gl to SO.
" 11. Philip F. Thomas, Secretary of the Treas
ury, resigned, nnd Gen. John A. DIx
appointed in his place.
M 11. Seizure of U. S. Arsenal nt New Orleans
and Forts Jackson, St. Philip and Pick
ens, by order of the Governor of
M 13. Virginia calls a State convention.
" 18. Pcnsacola Navy Yard and Fort Barrancas
" 14. Lieut. Sleinmer saves Fort Pickens.
" 10. Arkansas and Missouri call conventions.
11-18. New York and Massachusetts Legislatures
tender to President Lincoln the whole
power of thosu States to aid in suppress
ing the rebellion.
The following actions, skirmishes, engagements
and battles took place on tho dates indicated :
Jan. 7. Jennies Creek, Ky.
" 8. Charleston. Mo.
" 8. Dry Forks, Cheat River, W. V.
" 8. Silver Creek, Mo.
" It. Columbus, Mo.
" 10. Middle Creek, Ky.
" 10. Prestonsburg, Ky.
Jan. 7-8. Springfield, Mo.
" 8. Ripley, Tenn.
" 10. Catlett Station, Vr.
" 11. U. S. Steamer " Hatteraa ' and tho "Ala
bama" on' coast of Texas.
" 11. Fort llindnian, Arkansas Post, Ark.
" 11. liartsville, Mo.
44 11. Lick Creek, Ala.
41 14. liayou Teehe, La.
44 15. Helena and Clarendon road, Ark.
44 10. Dnvall's Blult'and Des Aroo, Ark.
41 17. Pollockvillo and Northeast Hlvor, N. O.
Jan. 7. Martin's Creek, Ark.
44 7. Madiaonvillc, La.
44 8. Petersburg, W. V.
44 9. Tinman' Ferry, Ky.
44 10. Loudon Hcighto, Va.
44 10. Strawberry Plains, Tenn.
44 12. Maylleld, Ky.
44 13. Mossy Creek, Tenn.
44 11. Middleton, Tenn.
44 1-1. Healton. Va.
44 1 J. Foret ville, Cosby creek, Tenn.
44 10. Grand Gulf, Miss.
44 10-17. Dandridge, Tenn.
44 17. Lewisburg, Ark.
Thorn Hill, Ala.
Jiilesbnrpr, Indian Territory.
Ivy Ford. Ark.
Beverly. W. Va.
13-15. Fort Fishor, N. O.
44 14. Bed Hill, Ala.
44 14. Dardanelles Ark.
14 44-16. Pocotoligo. 8. a
"18, Near Columbus, Ky.
The History of Forsyth Post Ladies'
Society of Toledo, Ohio.
To tho Editor National Tribune :
In response to your request we take pleasure
in outlining tho history and work of Forsyth
Post Ladies' Society, auxiliary to Forsyth Post,
No. 15, G. A. E., of this city.
Forsyth Post Ladies' Society was organized
March 11, 1879, and was tho natural outgrowth
of an entertainment in aid of tho widows' and
orphans' fund of Forsyth Post, given some
months previous, in July 1878. As a result of
the hard times, Forsyth Post found itself un
able, by the ordinary methods, to meet tho de
mands made upon its charitable resources, not
only by old soldiers sick and out of work, but
by tho widows and orphans of deceased com
rades who had shared with them tho vicissi
tudes of camp and battle. Various methods
had been resorted to for tho creation and per
petuation of a standing fund sacred to such pur
poses, but tho results were always far short of
the actual needs. Finally, at a meeting of tho
Post, when the subject was under consideration,
a member present proposed a lawn fete. Tho
name had a taking sound and it was speedily
voted that tho Post give a mid-summer night's
entertainment of that character at an early
Put lawn fetes were not as common then as
now, and tho question at onco arose, "How
shall it bo done?" Uow, indeed, but to call in
the help of tho patriotic women of Toledo, al
ways ready, as in tho old war days, to caro for
tho men who havo borno tho brunt of battle.
So a committeo was appointed to confer with
tho ladies. Tho chairman of the committee,
with tho present President of Forsyth Post
Ladies' Society, then called personally upon a
large numbor of women noted for their activity
in every good cause, and asked them to be
present at a general meeting for tho considera
tion of plans for an entertainment that would
enlist the sympathy and co-operation of tho en
tiro city. Tho Court-House and its surround
ing gronnds was secured, tents were pitched,
military patroled tho grounds, bands played
martial airs, a grand display of battlo relics
filled tho court rooms; there was a supper de
partment, gipsy tents, a dancing platform, &c,
and tho first evening somo 3,080 people thronged
to the scene. Tho entertainmont was repeated
with renewed success, and for tho first time in
tho history of Forsyth Post the relief fund
was equal to tho many stringent calls made
Forsyth Post was more than gratified with
the results, and in their rejoicing wero ready
to give all the honors to the ladies for the mag
nificent success, they having taken charge of
tho details of tho affair with consummate care,
tasto and skill. Tho Po3t supplemented its
action by tho formation of a committeo to in
vito the ladies to form a permanent organiza
tion and to aid them in tho same. Ladies who
had lent their aid tho summer before were in
dividually solicited to attend tho meeting for
organization, and a call was issued through tho
press, inviting all patriotic women, particularly
thoso who, during tho war, had been connected
with soldiers' aid societies, to come forward
and lend their names and their influence to
the now society. It will thus bo seen that all
loyal women, whether tho wives, daughters or
mothers of soldiers or not, aro eligible to our
society, and somo of our most active and ear
nest workers aro from tho latter class. It may
not be amiss to mention, in this connection,
that tho first to suggest tho formation of a
woman's auxiliary, and to lend his efforts to
such end, was General Charles L. Young, Past
Vice-Commander, G. A. E., and, then as now, a
comrade of Forsyth Post. The Commander of
Forsyth Post was, at that time, John S. Kounta,
a one-legged soldier, who was, a littlo later,
elected tho Commander of the Department of
Ohio, and to him also is largely due tho suc
cessful carrying out of the wise conception.
As a result of the movement outlined, thera
assembled at the Grand Army Hall, on the
dato mentioned, March 11th, 1879, a largo num
ber of patriotic women from all ranks of the
community, when a society was formally or
ganized, which afterwards became a recognized
auxiliary of Forsyth Post, and which adopted
This Society shall be called tho Forsyth Pest
Ladies' Society of Toledo, Ohio.
Its 'officers shall be a President, Vloa-President,
Secretary and Treasurer, to bo chosen by ballot at
the annual meeting, to serve ono year, or until their
successors are appointed.
The object of ths Society shall b the- pe-rreerlon
and furtherance of benovclent and patriotio work,
especially as it relates to soldiers and soldiers'
This Society shall bo auxiliary toTForsyth Pott,
G. A, R.. with which it shall at all tlmos be In com
munication, and shall stand ready for conference
and suggestion whenever called upou by tho Post
for such purposes.
Tho Society shall hold ita monthly meetings at
the G. A. It. rooms, on the second Tuesday of each
month, at 3 o'clock p. in., and its annual meeting on
the second Tuesday of March.
Executive and Visiting Committees, each con
sisting of not less than Gvo members, shall be olected
at each annual meeting, with such additions from
time to time as may bo deemed necessary for more
Any patriotio woman may becomo a member of
this Society by a vote of two-thirds of those pres
ent, her name having been presented by a member
at a previous meeting. Each member shall enroll
her name in a book provided for that purpose, and
subscribe to the Constitution.
Ten members shall constitute a quorum.
This Constitution may be altered or amended at
any regular meeting by'a vote of two-thirds of the
members present, a month's notice of tho change
contemplated being given.
Mrs. 1. It. Sherwood, President.
Mrs. G. L. Young, Secretary.
Under the above very simplo constitution
very satisfactory work has been dono. The
work of tho society is two-fold. First, tho
creation of a charity fund ; second, its disburse
ment, so far as it relates to tho widows and or
phans of soldiers. This work is carried on by
tho two committees designated in articlo soven.
Tho executive committee has charge of tho
ways and means of tho society. It levies as
sessments we demand no membership fee to
de,fray tho incidental oxpeuses of tho society,
such, for instance, as tho planting of flowers on
the soldiers' plat at tho ecnietery; it arranges
for tho annual meeting, and conducts the recep
tion which it ha3 been our custom each year to
give on tho ovening following, when Forsyth
Post is invited to attend in a body ; its members
servo on Decoration Day committees and aro
expected to lead off in tho grand annual euter
tainmeut which each year is given jointly by
tho Post and its auxiliary for tho relief fund.
Tho visiting committee carries on tho charity
work of tho society. The committee is made
up so that each ward has its representatives,
whoso duty it is to visit, when called upon by
tho chairman, the various applicants that may
from tiino to time apply, or bo reported to them
for aid. A woman, for instance, applies for
help. Her namo goes to tho chairman of tho
visiting committeo. Tho chairman gives the
case to a member of tho committee, whero she
cannot visit in person. Tho visit is made. If
tho applicant is found needy and can show her
husband's discharge papers, or can in somo other
way give proof that she is what she claims to
bo, her namo goes on tho rolls for temporary or
permanent help, as the caso may bo. The mem
ber to whom tho caso is assigned is expected to
visit tho woman or family weekly. The visit
ing member buys provisions and forwards her
vouchers to tho chairmau of tho visiting com
mittee, who in turn 6ends them to tho treasurer
for payment. Tho visiting member also util
izes local charities, if assistance is needed be
yond what tho society can apportion to each
applicant. Wood she gets from tho city ; clo'th
ing from thoso whoso hearts go out to tho poor
and tho distressed. If tho family sho supplies
is sick, sho visits them, taking from tho dona
tions of wines or jellies or other stores that
may bo at her command. Sometimes nurses
aro provided by tho society; tho dead are to bo
buried; children aro to be sent to tho State
Orphans' Homo at Xcnia, Ohio; shelter and
caro aro secured in tho homes for tho aged, or
in hospitals for tho destitute. And so it is that
the great work of tho society goes on. Dollars
and cents expended cannot express it. Scores
of widows and hundreds of children on tha
rolls give little idea of the extent of the work.
Th work ia lometbing more than to put bread
in the months of tho hungry. It carries with
it sympathy, friendliness, forethought; it ena
bles prudent mothers to rear their littlo ones
to lives of honesty and virtue; it gathers up
the waifs, and rescues tho helpless from tho
vicious and unworthy, and finds for them lovo
and care; it brings consolation to the dying,
and when tho friendless wayfarer, whose only
glory is that she was tho wife of a soldier, lies
cold in death, she is laid away decently in wid
ows' and orphans' corner at Forest Cemetery,
whore a littlo marblo head-board reverently
bears her name.
Perhaps no better work ha? been dono by
Forsyth Post Ladies' Society than in tho pur
chase of the pieco of ground and in tho re
moval from tho potters' field of tho Tcmaina
of those whom cold charity had consigned to
tho outcast's grave. One of these recently re
moved was onco a nurse in the camp and field,
and deserves by her services a grave among tho
honored ones of tho land.
For several years tho annual lawn feto
heretofore mentioned served to creato the
relief fund from which both tho Post and it3
Auxiliary drew their supplies, but last year tho
ladies devised and successfully carried out a
series of Grand Army entertainments at Music
Hall, continuing throughout the week. To a
bazaar embracing mauy beautiful features
there was added a succession of tableaux, songs
in costume, and orchestral music, tho week
concluding with a Eed, Whito and Blue night,
with all the ladies and the old soldiers wearing
tho national colors in profusion.
In writing thus in detail we have in view
tho very many applications that now and in
the past have come to us from various States,
asking for some insight into our work, with a
view to the formation of similar organizations.
"Wo are glad to noto that a number of flourish
ing societies aro now organized upon our plan,
and if this simplo outline should in any way
aid in the formation of others, we shall bo
both glad and grateful. The work is the mo3t
gratifying in which any loyal woman can
engage. Mrs. Isaac E. Sherwood,
Pres. Forsyth Post Ladies' Socioty.
Mrs. Chables L. Youxo, Secretary.
Answers to Correspondents.
Subscriber, New Haven. If your statement is
correct, you were entitled to $50 per month
from Juno 4, 1874, in accordance with act of
Juno IS, 1374; but positive evidence will be de
manded, showing that yon required "the regu
lar personal aid and attendance of another
person" during said period.
F. C, Morris, Fa. If the children wera under
sixteen years of age when soldier died tlsy are
entitled. Claims of minor children can bediled
at any time, and aro entitled to arrears no
ter when claim is filed, as the limitation of tho
arrears act does not apply to such claims, nor
to those of insane persons.
F. McL., McVeigh, Iowa. Your claim on neTf
disability is probably still pending and requires
some further testimony. We havo referred your
letter to your attorney for proper action.
J. B. B., Glemcood, N. Y. Fivo years resifienco
on land entered under homestead act is neces
sary, less tho time served in tho army. A land
warrant entitles you to patent whenever yon
locato the land, after certain formalities havo
been complied with.
G. B. P., Benssalaer Falls, N. Y.Ks tho law
now stands, you can get no higher rating than
$18 per month. Yours appears to be a case of
hardship, but if the bill passes wo think yon
will bo benefited. New certificates will be is
sued on application therefor in case bill becomes
R. S., Orange, N. X We cannot tell the high
est number of invalid claim allowed. It may
have been No. 450,000. Some of our readers do
not seem to understand the method of action in
pension claims. All claims on file are acted
upon regardless of numbers, and when a claim,
comes up for action, if all the necessary testi
mony has been filed and it is otherwise com
plete, it is allowed or rejected at once, no matter
what its number may be; while other claims,
not complete, are returned to the files to awaib
replies to calls for evidence, &c. No. 450,000
may bo allowed to-day, while No. 100,000 may
be pending for years to come. See reply to
J. F. P. in our last issue.
Old Subscriber, True Blue, K. Y. The feet that
he served under an assumed name would not op
erate against him. He would have to establish,
his identity. For instance, John Smith enlists
as Charles Brown and serves as such faithfully
till discharged. He would have to furnish proof
that ho was known as Jonn Smith before en
listment. This he might do by testimony of
his officers or comrades who knew him under
both names, or in any other way that suggests
itself. The simple thing is to provo the fact ;
that done, the Government would be perfectly
"easy as regards names."
A Constant Reader. Pension is granted for
tho rank held at tho timo the disability was
contracted. If an enlisted man when disabled
and afterwards promoted to major general, ho
could only draw pension as an enlisted man.
Supposo a sergeant wounded at Gettysburg, af
terwards promoted, and while a lieutenant
wounded at tho Wilderness ; subsequently pro
moted to captain, and while in that grade again
wounded at Petersburg, applies for pension,
claiming all three wounds. If claim was allowed
and each wound disabled him, he would be
rated for the first as a sergeant, for the second
as a lieutenant, and for the third as a captain.
Tho saino rule would apply to any other disa
Fatrick C. Write ns a full statement in re
gard to tho land claim and we may be able to
advise you. Give your post office address
IF. F. A., South Sterling, Pa. 1. The widow
forfeited all subsequent titlo by re-marriage.
2. If your disability whatever it may be ia
equivalent to tho loss of a hand or a foot, yon
were, under the act of June 4, 1S72, entitled to
$18 per month, but as you are receiving 14-lStha,
or $14 per month, it is evident that the Pension
Office does not consider you disabled sufficiently
to warrant tho $18 rating. You are at liberty
to apply for increase at any time after Gmontha
from dato of last action on your claim.
D. C. M., French Creel:, W. Fa. The time for
payment of local bounty expired by limitation
in some States, lou can obtain tho desired
information by writing to tho Adjutant Gen
eral of the State from which you enlisted.
George, Lynn, Mass. Such reports would not
amount to much unless they came from reliable
persons. Tho Commissioner would probably
send a special examiner to investigate tho mat
ter, and pensioner would have ample opportu
nity to disprove tho charges. Pensioner would
not be droxpcd from rolls except for causo.
Post No. 20, G. A. R., Xeio Jersey. Yon were
not entitled to third installment because yon
did not serve the full term of one year. You
are in error about the statement of one year
soldiers discharged from hospitals. The samo
law applied to them.
H. H., New Bonston, HI. Stepmother Is not
E. J. T., Sunny Bale, Kansas. Ton havo re
ceived all tho bounty duo under existing laws.
If the EqualizationBounty bill becomes a law
you will bo entitled to $3.33$ per mouth, or
$293.33, less what you did receive. Glad to
hear that your Post is doing so well. Long
may it live and flourish.
a Remaining answers next week.
To Insure replies, correspondent should sire full
names and post-oltlce addresses. Replies to inquiries
will be given either in this column or by mail. If reply
Is published the initials of the party writing will only bo
uaed. Correspondence Invited on any subject, which
shall hava our prompt attention.!
Comrade John W. Wilson, Sedgewioi Posi,
Kearney, Neb., writes us that they are striving
to increase their relief fund. Thus far they
have been very successful, having made a hit
by dramatizing tho Senate of 1SG0 aud repro
ducing it in public. Tho cast was as follows :
H. C. Andrews as Mr. Brcckenridgo of Ken
tucky; S. L. Savidge, Mr. Clingham of North
Carolina; Eev. Mr. Ford, Mr. Crittenden of
Kentucky; Judgo Barnd, Mr. Hall of Now
Hampshire; Eev. M. Ayor, Mr. Iverson of
Georgia; F. G. Hammer, Mr. Dixon of Con
necticut ; L. S. Irvin, Mr. Brown of Mississippi ;
B. II. Goulding, Mr. Wigfall of Texas; Joseph
Black, Mr. Wado of Ohio; Eev. Mr. Summers,
Mr. Yuleo of Florida ; Eev. Mr. Crissman, Mr.
Mallory of Florida; J. P. Hartman, Mr. Clay
of Alabama ; E. C. Calkins, Mr. Davis of Mis
sisissippi ; J. W. Wilson, Mr. Bigler of Penn
sylvania; S. C.Eoberts, Mr. Buchanan's pri vats
secretary; Georgo E. Smith, secretary of tho
Senate. From this and a subsequent entertain
ment tho Post netted $120.
Rheumatism Positively Gored.
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