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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. 0., THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 1883.
Tho Encampment of the Department of the
State of Michigan, as already announced, will
beheld at Battle Creek to-day and to-morrow,
and larragunt Tost, No. 32. of that pla-e, who
have the honor of entertaining the delegates
and representatives from tho several Posts in
the State, have for some time past been making
preparations for the event. At the regular
meeting of tho Post, held on the -1th inst., tho
committee on rations reported that 1100 rations
and $341 in cash had been donated lip to that
time, and tho territory only about half can
vassed. The seating capacity at tab?c will bo
312. It is announced that Commander-in-Chief
Paul Van Dervoort and many othors from
remote sections will lie present. This evening
a grand military ball and banquet will be given
at Stewart Hall. Tho following are tho several
committees: Executive committee, Pes'; 32, J.
C. Hall, J. AW Wood. W. H. Macon, deception
committee, Post 32, H. H. Hubbard, C. E. Eob
inson, E. Conklin, Samuel H. Holtnn. Kercp
tion committee of the citizens of IJattlo Creek,
W. C. Gage, present mayor, chairman, am1 ex
mavors, in order of oflico as follows: A. Nobles,
T. T. Hall. E. Huasey, Wm. Wallace, Thomas
Hart, N. Eldred, V. P. Collier, Charles Austin,
J. L. Whitcomb, C. 11. Thompson, E. C. Nichols,
Georgo E. Howes. Finance committee, Post
32, John G. Bohnett, E. Ben Fischer, N. J. Kei
sey. Committee on rations. Post 32. Guy New
bre, K. W. Surby, .1. G. Cleveland. "Robert Ncv
ins, J. L. Grogory, William Christy, C. Van
Valkenburgh, Perry Mayo, Bert Griswold.
Committee on halls and decorations, Post 32, .1.
P. Russell, L. J. Allen, G. W. Nichols, J. B.
Lobdell, J. L. Dolan, O. A. Chapman, J. C.
Hickman. Committee on music and ball, Post
32, W. W. Stillson, G corse W. Marsh, A. A.
Beach, W. C. Harden, H. C. Paine.
Wallaco Post, No. 0.1, Flat Kock, Michigan,
was organized on the 9th of last December with
twenty-seven charter members. Comrade B.
RFinbayson acted as mustering ofliccr, assisted
bv C. G Hampton and other comrades from
Fairbanks Post, No. 17, of Detroit. Fifteen or
twenty more are waiting to bo mustered in at
tho next mooting. Tho following have been
installed as olliceis for the enduing year: Com
mander, Jacob M. Van liiper; S. V. C, Fer
nando D. Forbes: J. V. C, Edvard D. Rogers;
Adjutant. Samuel F. Smith; Q. 31., Clinton A.
Chamberlain; Surgeon, Lewis J. CIuuMerton;
Chaplain, Richard W. Hall; O. I)., John E.
Brown; O. G., A. Spencer Langdon; Serg't
Maj., Albert W. Wagar; Q. 11. Serg't, William
H. Blanchard; Delegate to Department En
campment, Henry Stoilet; Alternate to Depart
ment Encampment, Charles Stoflct.
Comrade M. IT. Richardson, Paw Paw, Mich.,
writes us that Broadhcad Post, No. 31, is flour
ishing, with ninety-six names on the muster
roll and more being added. Iist Saturday tho
following officers wero installed : Commander,
Benjamin E. Heckert ; S. V. C, K. W. Noyes ;
J. V. C, Josiah Andrews; Q. M., John C.
McLain; Sun:., L. C. Woodman; Chaplain,
John J. Sherman ; O. D., O. W. Rowhmd ; O.
G., C. P. Eawson; Adjt., M. M. Richardson; S.
M., L. Crandall; Q. M. S., H. H. McCabe. This
is the second term for Comrade Heckert as Post
Commander, his great popularity among tho
boys resulting in his re-election.
At the last meeting of Post French, No. 2S,
Big Rapids, Michigan, tho following officers
wore installed: Commander, B. F. Brazeo; S.
V. C, J. P. Schort; J. V. C, Henry Albro; Sur
geon, Dr. W. A. Whirnev; Chaplain, Thomas
Shaw, Sr.; Q. M., A. T. Campau; O. D., D. Al
cumbrack; O.G., Ed.Carlau; S. M., M. Morris
sey ; Q. M. S., W. G. Hill ; Delegates to tho De
partment Encampment,' Judge Brown and Cap
tain Hughes : Alternates, Captain Bliss and J.
P. Schort. This Post started in the latter part
of 18S1 with twenty charter members, and now
C. J. Dickerson Post, No. 6, Hillsdale, Mich.,
has elected tho following officers for 1SS3:
Com., Frank K. Proctor; S. V. C, A. B. La
Fleur; J. V. C, M. W. Taylor; Surg., Dr. A.
F. Whelan; Chaplain, B. F. Hutchinson ; O. D.,
Oscar A. Janes ; Q. M., George Kinney; O. G.,
T. Havens; Representative to Department
Encampment, A. H. English, and Alternate, O.
Farragut Post, No. 32, Battle Creek, Mich.,
mustered in at its last meeting twelve recruits,
and twenty-one applications will bo presented
at the next.
Alois 0. Backman Post, Madison, Indiana,
installed the following officers last Friday:
Commander, C. E. Whitsit; S. V. C, Dr. W. A.
McCoy; J. V. C, W. II. Child; Chaplain, E.
Green ; Q. M., J. W. Senior ; Adjutant, S. W.
Pritchard; O. D.; J. G. Marshall; O. G., Fred.
Binder; Serg't-Maj., W. Todd ; Q. M. Serg't, J.
P. Wells. It has been decided to have a bean
Commander C. A. Carmichael, accompanied
by a number of comrados from Kirkwood Post,
Ko. 8, Gladstone, Illinois, went to Oquawka on
the 3d inst., and organized Post 172 a new
Post at that place. After its organization tho
following officersof the new Post were installed :
Commander, Miron H. Mills; S. V. C, James
P.. White; J. V. C, T. C. Allen; Q. M., C. F. W.
Schell; Q. M. S., Samuel E. Boswoll; Surgeon,
Joseph J. Dtlabar; ChapLtin, William Woods;
O. D., James O. Anderson ; O. G., George W.
Bcaty. The Commander-elect appointed G. F.
W. Froehjieh Adjutant and Alexander M.
Smith Sergeant-Major. After the ceremonies a"
general good time- became tho watchword.
Songs were sung, incidents of army life re
hearsed and cheers given for the visiting com
rades and the ladiee of Oquawka. The new
Pofat starts with thirth-three members.
Comrade Wm. Armstrong, Clinton, 111., writes
tis as follows: I send you another subscriber to
be credited to our Post, No. 157. Wo were en
tertained last night by a couple of lectures
given by Comrade Miner, of Bloomiugton, and
Comrade January, who amputated his own legs
at Andersonville. We also installed our new
officcrs.as follows: Commander, J. Edmoutson;
5. V. C, O. Wilson; J. V. C, G. Scott; Q. M.
J. Vogel ; Surg., C. Goodbrake; Chaplain, Wm.
Armstrong; Adj't, A. Allyn; 0. D., Wm. Booth ;
O. G., E. Moofitt.
Baruliill Post, Xenia, 111., had an inspection
and installation on tho Oth instant. Comrade
J. A. Salisbury, of Olney Port, was tho inspect
ing officer, and the installation was done by
Comrade 1L 1L Kingsbury, also of Olney Post.
The following are the names of Urn ollicors in
stalled: Commander, T. W. Kep,V v ; S. V. C,
W. L. Beard; J. V. C, A. Mcftiidre; Surg.,
James M. Dean; Q. M., C. S. Whitman; Chap.,
William Dyer; O. D., D. L. Tucker; O. G., S.
Kenady ; Adj't, S. Renick. The Post is boom
ing, with a fair prospect for a large Post.
Comrade George B. Corey, of Po9t No. 323,
Murphysboro, 111., which, aklnmgli established
only a year ago, now musters sixty .members,
writes us that tho following officers have been
elected: Commander, Georgo B. Corey (re
elected); S. V. C, Wm. Richards; J. V. C,
Peter Snyder; Adjt., J. Blackburn; S.urg., M.
The members of W. II. Sargent Post, No. 20,
Janesville, Wisconsin, with their families, and
the old soldiers and bailors who arc not mem
bers of the Grand Army, to tiie number of swen
or eight hundred persons, rallied at the Guards'
armory last Thursday evening, for the purpose
of listening to the literary entertainment which
Lad been prepared by Sargent Post, tho
address of Comiuauder-in-Chief Paul Van Der
voort, of Neb., and also to enjoy an army bill
of fare baked beans and hard-tack. After an
interesting entertainment, consisting of music
and readings, Comrade Van Dervoort deliv
ered an address, in the course of which he
related the -story of tho father who had lost
two eons in tho war one on the Union side
with the blue uniform, tho other on tho rebel
side, with tho gray uniform, and at the close of
the war gathered the bones together, placing
them in one grave, then erecting a monument
over their grave, upon which was engraved,
"God hnuto which was right." After tho speaker
pictured his experience at Andersonville, he
gave his hearers to under&tand that he did not
Honor treason very much not even enough to
Etrow flowers on the graves of tho rebel dead.
The speaker was heartily and entlmuiaglically
applauded. At tho conclusion of tho pro
gramme tho tables wero Bpread and the entire
party partook of beans, hard-tack, and cofi'eo,
after which tho new officers of the Post wero
installed, as follown, Adjutant F. JC. Brown, of
the Department Headquarters, (of Omaha,)
acting as installing officer: Commajider, S. 6.
Cobb; Adjutant, E. G. Harlow; S. V. C, E. S.
Hay ward; J. V. C, J. B. Green ; Surgeon, Dr.
J. B. Whiting; Chaplain, S. C. Burnham; Q.
JL, C. E. Bowles; O. D., B. H. Baldwin; O. G.,
Patrick Delaney: Serg't-Maj., D. Conger; Q. M.
Serg't, B. M. Buckliu.
Henry Dillon Post, No. 24, Lone Rock, Wis.,
has installed tho following officers: Com., A.
P. Clayton ; S. V. C. W. W. Kimyau ; J. V. C.,
J. M. Bowers : O. D., Joseph Eyniau ; 0. G., E.
A. J. Burdiek; Chaplain, W. A. Garrison;
Surg., A. J. Harrison: Adj't, W. T.Hayes; Q.
M., Charles Pierce. Tho installation was held
in the M. E. Church, which was tastefully
decorated with flowers and overgrcens by tho
ladies in honor of the occasion. After tho cere
mony, Commander Clayton presented to tho
Post'a handsomo silk banner. Tho gift was a
great and pleasant surprise. Comrade Wolf
responded in behalf of tho Post, after which
three rousing cheers were given for tho banner
and its donor. An adjournment was then had
to Comrade Hill's hotel, when an oyster supper
was enjoyed. The Post has now a member
ship of thirty-eight, with a good prospect of
increasing tho number to sixty.
The Camp-fires of Frank P. B'.nir Post, No. 1,
St. Louis, Mo., wero lighted on the ovening of
tho Sth instant, and a laro number of com
rades gathered around tho genial blaze to listen
to speeches and war reminiscences, the occasion
being tho anniversary of tho battle of Now
Orleans, fought in lb J 5. Tho foraging com
mittee, under Commissary John Bambciger,
supplied no end of palatable rations, and alter
full justice had been done them the programme
commenced. Tho first touht, "The Day Wo
Celebrate," was responded to bv Judge' Ajnos
M. Thayer. Tho toast " Gen. Frank 1. Blair "
evoked a warm rc.-ponso from Comrade E. M.
Joel. He referred toGcn. Blair as tho man in
Missouri who announced himself determined
to stand by tho Union if tho wholo Stato de
serted, and to the eflbrls of Geuorals Blair and
Lyon ho attributed tho fact that Missouri did
not pcccdc. Then followed, in tho order named,
tho -toasts: "Our Country and tho Flan,"
" Union Volunteers." "The Grand Armv of the
Republic." " Tlrnso Wo Left Behind Us," and
" Our Fallen Heroes," responded to respectively
by Comrades O. P. Gooding, John McNeil,
David Murphy, Leo Rassieur and F. S. Curtis.
The toasts wero interspersed by patriotic songs.
After tho :yithem "America" had been ren
dered by tho Post, standing, tho drums beat to
quarters and tho Camp-tire was over.
Officers of A.D. McCook Post, No. 31, Lamar,
Mo., wero installed on tho 5th inst., us follows :
Commander, A. Van Meter; S. V. C, Basil D.
Hays; J. V. C, Joshua Evihsizer; Q. M., Allen
Cockercll; Sure, T. H. Jones; Chaplain, R. W.
McMastcr; O. D., Frank Arnold ; 0. G., Stephen
Cox; Adj't, P. R. Dix. Comrade A. Van Meter
writes that tho Post was organized September
30, lsS2, with twenty-five cliarter members.
The membership is now lifty-six, with seven
rocruits ready for muster and seventeen appli
cations upon which action has not yet been
taken. Tho Post will havo a Camp-tire February
22d, when a regular old-iashioned revival
among tho boys may be expected.
Comrade Leo Einriok, Ilarrisonville, Mo.,
writes us that a Post has been started at that
place with thirty charter members. There i3
every indication that the Post will become a
large and flourishing one.
Comrade A. Cotton, Pollock, Mo., writes us
that, through the influence exerted by The
Triijunt., a ntw Post, called aftr General Ly
ons, is about to be organized in that section
with fourteen charter members.
Tho following officers of Robert Anderson
Post, No. 68, Waterloo, Iowa, wero installed on
tho 5th inst., by Comrade E. P. Walker, P. P.
C: Commander, H. E. Merwin; S. V. C, G. W.
Hafer; J. V. C, S. F. Salisbury; Adj't, H.
Smith; Q. M., D. R. Weaver; Chaplain, E. P.
Walker; O. D., W. W. Whiteucck ; O. G., M. V.
Lott; S. M., N. E. Eldred; Q. M. S., B. McCor
mack; C. B., Wm. McCrary appointed. The
Post now numbers ninety-five members, and
ten applications for muster-in wore read at tho
meeting. Colonel Thrift, of Independence, was
present, and complimented the "old soldiers"
hero on their organization.
A Post was established at Manspu, Iowa, on
tho Gth Of last December with eleven members,
but so rapidly has it grown that forty-one
have already been mustered in, :iud tho indi
cations are that it will eventually bo among,
tho most flourishing in the State. The oflieers
for JSS3 are: Commander, T. C. Gregg; S. V.
C, J. M. Cohran ; J. V. C, Joseph Eothrock ;
Chap., L. H. Bolton; Q. M., John Somervillo;
O. D., Mark Whitman; O. G., Richard Tinimons;
Adj't, J.C. Frederick; S. M., J, II. Thomson;
Q. M. &, C. A. Wilkius.
Comrade William Copeland, -Morning Sun,
Iowa, writes that a new Post w:is organized
there on December 22, 1SS2, with a member
ship of twentj'-two. Tho following officers
wero elected: Commander, F. J. Ochiltree; S.
V. C, M. H. Cochran ; J. V. C, Joseph Iligbee ;
Q. M., John L. Marshall; Sure., J. A. Swan;
O. D., G. D. Iluffinau ; Chap., Rev. G. Nulton ;
O. G., Frank P. Paisley; Adj't, William Cope
land; S. M., B. F. Graham; Q. M. S., I.N.
Comrade J. L. Matthews, YVcllman, Iowa,
writes that the following have been elected
officers of Ed. Hamlin Post, No. 112: Com
mander, J. A. Riggen ; S. V. C, J. L. Matthews ;
J. V. C, E. Bradford; O. D., J. K. Sanders;
O. G., A. Lindsay; Adj't, E. N. Foster; (. M.,
J. W. Gemmill. On the 19th instant this Post
will give a festival for tho beuefit of the relief
Tho following officers were installed at a
regular meeting of M. B. Howard Post, No. 92,
at Dewitt, Iowa, on January U, 1S83: Comman
der, D. G. Butterfield ; S.V.C., Chas. Robinson ;
J. V. C, E. A. Miller; Q. M.. J. T. Waters; O.
D., G. W. Byrnes ; O. G., Wm. A. Lathem ;
Surg., A. W. Morgan; Chaplain D. Nicol ; Adj't,
S. Pruyn ; S. M.f D. J. Cranstorj ; Q. M. S., P. C.
Eldon Post, Eldon, Iowa, will give a grand
ball to-morrow night at tho City Hotel.
Good music, a good supper and plenty of daue
ing will make the event an enjoyable one. A
number are expected from neighboring towns,
and among them the comrades of Agency Post.
Tho proceeds will be devoted to tho relief fund.
Comrade Charles Frankc, Leaven worih, Kan.,
writes to us under date of January u'lh, as fol
lows: " Perhaps you would like to hear how wo
arc getting along in Leavenworth. W havo
two Posts Custer Post, No. G, and Leaven
worth Post, No. 120. They aro in good, livo
condition. We held a public installation on
Tuesday 2d, a. m., and we had a glorious time.
There were a largo number of laditb and genAlc
ni'Mi present, and many old war stories were
told. Our Post will have on the lint Friday of
next month a Camp-fire, and the committee
are hard at work to make it a success." The
following arc tho officers elected and installed
in Custer Poit: Commander, Ed. W. Osgood ;
S. V. C, Charles Franko; J. V. C, Ed. Riley;
Q. M., Henry Oderfuld; Surg., -Joseph L.
Wever; Chaplain, O. It. McNary; 0. D., H. F.
Barnett; 0. G., Fred Marchelsky ; Adj't, Wm.
Comrade J. W. Martin, Florence, Kan., writes
us that Pollock Post, No. 12, of that place, held
a very interesting banquet and Camp-fire at
Richard's Hall on the 3Uth nit. The tables
were loaded down with delicacies provided by
the patriotic ladies of that place, of whom our
correspondent remarks, "they are veterans,
too," and cites in proof of it the story of tho
Irishman who was telling his wife about his
promotion to the rank of corporal, when his
children inquired if they were not corporals,
too, and his wife responded: "No, indade; none
o' yez are corporals, savin' your father and me."
After tho banquet the following olliceis were
installed for the ensuing vear: Commander,
lion. Frank Dostsr; S. V.C, J. W. Martin;
J. V. C. Fred Lewis; O. D., J. A. Hickman;
O. G., W. O. Hill; Q. M., W. E. Nesbitt; Surg.,
C. A. Flippir ; Chap., B. N. Wanders. The Rev.
Mr. Mitchell made an interesting address on
the mission of tho Grand Army.
Comrado D. E. Griswold, Topcka, Kansas,
writes us that the Order is ilouriahing in that
city. There aro two Po.-ts: No. 1, with 200
members, and No. 71, with a'jout seventy. On
Christmas, No. 1, to which Comrade Griswold
belongs, had a jolly old Camp-fire, with speeches
toasts, court-martials, bean-soup and hot coffee.
A surprise awaited the Pot on the 3d inst.,
when the ladies went into secret session and
got up a social, upon which occasion they pre
sented No. 1 witli a beautiful silk flag, pur
chased by tho wives of tiie comrades. At the
last meeting, January Gth, ex-Governer J. B.
St. John was mustered in, and tho Post was
visited by Senator P. B. Plumb and other dis
tinguished comrades, several of whom mado
speeches, which were enthusiastically received.
Officers of Lyndon Post, No. 19, Lyndon,
Kansas, wero installed on tho Sth inst., by
Mustering Otlicer J. M. Whinroy, assisted by
Comrade J. II. Sowell. After tho installation
a Camp-fire was lighted, rations discussed and
a pleasant timo passed, with singing and stories
of army life. Tho repast was at tho invitation
of Comrade Howe, who was thanked in tho
following resolution: "Resolved. That tho
thanks of Lyndon Post, No. 1!), CI. A. R., aro
hereby tendered to Commander J. H. Howe,
for his sumptuous repast, and otherwise con
tributing to tho enjoyment of tho occasion."
Comrade J. B. Jacobs, Olathe, Kau.. writes
us that Franklin Post, No. GS, organized late
last year, has now a membership of eighty-five,
with several waiting to muster. Tho annual
election resulted as follows: Commander, Com
rade. Clark; S. V. C, Robert Edgington; J. V.
C, George Stevenson; Q. M.. R. E. Stevenson;
Chaplain, D. Ilasc; O. P., D. Smith; O. G.,
Comrado Lenderman; Surg., B. Woodward;
Adj't, Comrado Lovel.
Mulligan Post, No. 91, Longton, Kan., has
installed the following officers for this ycav:
Commander, D.W. Jackson; S.V. C.,.T. C. Pine?;
J. V. C, C. Whito; Adj't, C. If. Miller;
Chaplain, J. II. Price; O. D., A. Boughman; O.
G., James Smith ; Q. M., L. A. Cox. Tho Post
is thirty-five strong.
J. A. Mower Post, No. 50. Nebraska, rocently
passed a series of resolutions on tho death of
Comrado S. Bowlsby -tho first comrado in the
Post mustered out of life's service. The fun
eral bervice-s, conducted by tho Post, took
placo on New Year's Day. Tho resolutions
paid a just tributo to Comrado Bowlsby, who
was exemplary, faithful and earnest in his re
lations with tho Grand Army, and touchingly
set forth : " That as the ties which bind us m
Fraternity, Charity and Loyalty wore dear to
the comrado into whoso open gvavo wo havo
just looked, may such devotion arouse in us
kee'ner interests in these grand watch words
and suggest to each comrade fresh cflbrt to
build up tho Order ho loved, until every vet
eran of tho old army and navy shall bo mus
tered into tho Grand Army of tho Republic,
which admit only tho survivors of that citi
zen soldiery whoso devotion to country was
attested by a, heroism that was patriotic and a
patriotism that was heroic." Tlioy closo by
instructing tho adjutant to furnish copies to
Tun National Tkibune and tho papers of
Comrade James Bivius, Exeter, Nebraska,
writes us that Tost 7G is still booming, and
this he attributes in a largo measuro to tho
influence of Tin: Tribuni:. Ho says: "We
havo found out this that whenever we can
secure a reader for The Tkiuuxi: wo soon
hae a recruit for tho G. A. R." And he then
cites as an instanco tho easo of Comrade B.
F. Stitlcy, a subscriber to The Tjribune, who
w:u mustered in at tho last meeting of the
Post. On tho 10th of last December the Post
had a memorable Camp-firo and bean supper,
upon which occasion, though tho weather was
unpropitious, tho hall was crowded. The Post
is adopting new tactics; i. e., going out into
the country and holding Camp-lircs at school
houses in localities where old soldiers live.
Tho official roster of No. "7G" remains, with
ono exception, tho same as last year. In con
clusion,, Comrade Bivius says: "Our Post offi
cers and rank and file are all wide-awako and
keenly alive to tho imporlanco of increasing
our membership, and consequently aro inter
ested in extending tho circulation of The
Tkibuxe the soldier's own paper."
The sixth auiiual Encampment of tho De
partment of Nebraska, G. A. R., will conveno
in Lincoln, Nebraska, on February 20th and
contiuuo in session two days. Tho Council of
Administration will meet at tho same place on
February lUth. Sealed proposals will bo re
ceived at S. J. Alexander's headquarters
in Lincoln, until February 20th from cities and
towns in the State desirous of t-ecuring tho
location of tho next soldiors' Reunion to be
held this year under tho auspices of tho De
partment of tho G. A. R. of Nebraska, at such
timo as shall hereafter be designated. The
tract of land required will be not less than 1G0
acres and with a water supply sufficient for
30,000 persons daily.
Comrado A. G. Kingsbury, Ponca, Nebraska
writes that Stoneman Post, organized by As
sistant Adjutant-General I). P. Cook, of David
City, on October 4th, !Sb2, is doing well. Tho
l'ost will havo an oyster supper and Camp-firo,
and a public installation of officers on the
27th inst. Tho officers elected at the annual
election wero: Commander, J. D. Maltbio; S.
V. C, T. J. Coilee; J. V. C, Edward Arnold;
Q. M., Elijah Beller; Chap., Samuel Gamble;
O. D., D. Lanphcr; Adjt., A. G. Kingsbury; O.
G., J. N. Armstrong; and Delegates to Depart
ment Encampment, L. W. Herring and IS.
Comrade W. II. Grcgstou, Adjutant of Canby
Post, No. S, St. Paul, Neb., writes us that tho
following oflieers were installed on the Gth
inst. : Commander, J. A. Force ; S. V. C, E.
Amman; J. V. C, R. Evans; Q. -M., T. Mc
Nabb; Surg., H. L. Harris; O. D., W. II. Nor
ton; O. G.. S. A. Cheever; Chap., B. F. Adams;
S. M., W. II. Kendall; Adjt., V". If. Gregslon.
The latter sends five new subscribers, and says:
" We thank you for Avhat you have, already
done for the boys, and will back you up so far
as we can, and wo can do things on a largo
scale here in Nebraska when wo commence.''
Wyman Post, No. 10J, Firth, Nebraska,
though but five months ol 1, has twonty-eight
members and is recruiting all tho old soldiers
in the vicinity. Last Tuesday a ptiblic instal
lation of otlicers for tho present year took
place, when all who attended were treated to a
pork and bean dinner, sandwiched with hard
tack and cofl'ee old style. A grand military ball
wound up tho festivities. The citizens of Firth
take a great inteiest in Wyman Post, and do
all they can for the saviours of tho Union.
Comrado W. C. Roberts, Los Angeles, Cal.,
writes us that Frank Battlett Post, No. G, re
cently gave a concert which realized $275.
This amount was devoted to tho purchase of
twenty-four burial' lots in tho Los Angeles
Cemetery. The Post, which is 110 strong and
in a flourishing condition, installed its officers
on the first of the year.
KISS ME LADY.
A TouchlwK licminiscciire of the IJ.ittle of (clt
Inirg. Mrs. Mary C. Fisher, wife of Judge Fisher, of
York, Pa., spent ono week among tho wounded
and amid scenes of suilering and woo after the
battle of Gettysburg. From a column of recol
lections of the sorrowful incidents of this week,
which she furnishes the l'luhuMplda Times, we
cut tho lollowing touching story :
One beautiful evening, after a long day's
hard work, one of my boys came to mo and
said: "There isa'liltlo chap' out there who
heard there was :i woman from his home, and
lio wants to see you." I found him at tho fur
thest extremity of the hospital, with u half
dozen other hopeless cases. He w:is a lovely
buy, scarcely more than a child, who had run
auoy from his homo in Piovidence, 11. I., to
joiia tho "drum corps." lie was a bravo boy
and u great pet among the soldiers, who nursed
him as tenderly as possible, but could poorly
supply a mother's loving care. How ho longtd
for one more look of her dear face and once
again to hear her sweet words of love! Ho
vim so frail and slight it was a marvel how ho
could have endured the fatigue and privation
so long. He was not disfigured by wounds, but
constant marches, insufficient food and often
sleepless nights had exhausted his strength, and
he had noL vllality to icsist the sharp attack of
fever. He was perfectly conscious, but too
weak to say much. 1 asked the poor child what
I could do for him. "Oh, I want my mother!"
I sat down on the ground and taking him in
my arms tried to comfort him. He turned his
face to me, saying, "I am so tired," laid his
head against me and appeared to sleep. The
last rays of the susi touched tiie lovely features
of the dying boy. The long-drawn shadows
vanished in the gathering darkness. .Silence,
uubtoken save by tho plaintive moan of some
poor victim, succeeded tho hum of the busy day.
Tho pitying dowe shed a balm upon his brow.
Fainter and fainter grew the breath and more
feeble tho clasp of the little hand, when sud
denly rousing ho opeued his eyes, glazed in
death, and looking long and earnestly in my
face, said: "Kiss me, lad-, before I die!"
dinging still clo-ely to the stranger who could
but faintly rcpre.-ent the loud mother's tender
ness ho so eagerly craved, he dropped his heavy
lids and slept away his brief lilb as peacefully
as a child goes to sleep in his mother's arms. I
gently laid tho lifeless form dowri on tho hard
earth and left him to a soldier's burial and a
nameless grave. Poor fellow, what an atom
he seemed to bo in all that mass of wretched
sufleriug. Dying humanity! Yet ho was all
tho world to tho heart of that mother, who
wept and prayed for. her darling's safe return
to tho distant homir that never again would
echo his boyish step or ringing laugh.
THE PRIVATE SOLDIER.
A Touching Tribute to his Gallantry and Self
Sacrillcc. Mention has already been made in theso col
umns of the Christmas Camp-firo of John M.
Barrerc Post, No. 205, of ILllsboro, Ohio. Ono
of the speakers on that occasion was Comrade
J. M. Dumenil. who, in response to tho toast,
"Tho Private," paid the following glowing
tribute to the virtues of tho private soldier :
"There is not a battlefield that does not
testify to tho bravery and patriotism of tho
"It was a, '"private soldier,' dying from
wounds received in front of Vicksburg, that
with his last breath exclaimed, 'Rally, boys!
rally once again ! '
"It was Joe Emerson, a private of the Ninety
Goventh Ohio who, at tho battle of Mission
Ridge, when tho color-bearer was shot down,
seized the falling flag, and, in accents which
rang out clear and distinct above the roar of
ythe Imttlc, called out, ' To tho top of tit,o moun
tain, boys!' And the ' boj-s' catching tho
spirit of the act, picsscd up the mountain amid
tno shower of 'shot and shell' until the flag
Wiivcd in triunrph on its highest peak. Ap
plause. "It was Francis Swcetzcr, a privato of tho
Sixteenth Massachusetts, who, as ho was dying
under tho hospital tree at tho battle of Fair
Oakfi, said, 'Thank God that I am permitted to
die fir my country.'
" Wo might mention many personal instances
of the nravery of the ' private soldier,' but it is
unnecessary. If we but look around us we havo
tho evidence of their bravery in tho many
homes in which the 'private soldier 'is mourned.
"How often did the late of the army depend
upon the vigilance of tho private on the lonely
vidette, after a hard day's march through tho
rain and mud, while the officer, feeling per
fectly secure in the faithfulness of the privato,
sought his ret and repose.
"How oft' was the privato startled as ho
tramped to and fro upon his lonely beat by
what heat first supposed to be a report from an
enemy's gun, but which investigation showed
was only the uncorking of the champagne bot
tle in tiie officer's tent. Applause. '
" That was not a private who mado love to
tho fair Southern girl, Sallio Gray, upon the
Rappahannock, whilo her rebel husband was
hid in tho cellar telegraphing to tho enemy
tho number and position of our soldiers. O. no !
He was an officer! Tho 'private soldier' re
membered tho girl ho left behind him. Ap
plause." CROWNED HEADS.
Tho nelgnhig Sovereigns of tho World and their
From the Almanac tic Gotha.
Tho following list includes all the reigning
sovereigns of the European world, with their
ages and the date when each began to reign :
Horn rcdro U.Hrazil ,
William, lining wick
Vic-torin, (treat Ijntnin,
Freilorieh Fnniz II, Schwerin
Ernest II. Paxo-Coburg.
I'Yuneis Joseph I, Austria
William 111, the .Netherlands
Charles Alexander, Snxc-AVeimnr....
Charles 111, Monaco
John II, Lciehteustoiu
Ileinrieh XXIII'eup Greiz
Frederick William. Strelitz
'William I, Prussia
1-miij I, I'oitugal
George 1, Greece
Chri-timi IX. Denmark
Louis 11. llnvnri.i
Charles I, Wuitembcrg
Leopold 11, IJelgiuisi a..
George II, Saxc-Mcuimgcn
Henry XIV, Reuss Schleiz,
Milan I Pervia.
3SJL t (.1
I SCO 47
tN.t 4 1
George, sk'hwarzbtirg-Kudolphstndt.. tN.i
mOiam, Gerinnny :
0Ktr II, Sweden
Albert (i Saxony ,
JTiUusd XII, Spain
Alidul Ilnmid, Turkey
Ludwig 1 V, Hesse
Humbert I, Italy
Leo XIII, Pope
Alexander 111, Iusiu....,
The ages of the Empresses and Queens may
interest lady readers. Tho Empress Augusta
of Germany is 71, tho Queen of flonmark b5,
and Queen Victoria of England G"J. The Em
press of Jirazil and Queen Olgu, of Wurtem
burg have both reached sixty, while tho ex-Empress
Eugenie, whose namo is still recorded in
tho placo of honor in the, calendar, is nb Tho
Queen of .Saxony is -19, the Empress of Austria
!', the Queen of the Uelgiaus to', the Queen of
Sweden 40', Queen Margan t of Italy is 52, tho
Empress of Itussia .'T and the Queen of Portugal
io, while tho threo youngest are the Queen of
the Netherlands 2 J, the Queen of .Spain 21 and
the Queen of Servia 28.
' - m i- -
An American Cnnta trice's Kngaseinents.
Miss Ida Morcua, tho new Haiti more caura
trice, has been engaged at the Koyal Theatre
Avvalorati in Leghorn for a 6eries of special
representations of Lucia di Lammormoor, to bo
givon during the coming carnival season. Tho
imprcssario, Signor Gonzaln, heard her sing
recently in Milan (where she received warm
commendations from Fano, Lamperti, Ponola,
Jtoncoui and other musical authorities), and
immediately secured her for his theatre. " If
1 get her," he remarked, "I shall havo a, singer
who will bo a second Patti." Miss Morena has
also received overtures to .sing in Spain and in
Germany during tho spring season, but will
probabiy prefer to remain in Italy for tho
The Leading Jaunts of the War Arranged by
Jnn. 20. Occupation by Company C Second U.
S. Artillery, of Kurt .leu"cr!i, Kla.
" 21. Alabama Members) of Congicss resign.
" 21. Jeff. Davis took leave of tho U. S. Sen
ate. " 22. Hon. Rherranl Clemens made n Union
bpeeeh in Congreis.
" 2"?. Georgia Mcinbeis of Congress resigned.
" 21. ltbodu Island Legislation lupealcd tho
Personal Liberty Hill.
" 21. Confederate acizuic of U. S. Arsenal at
" 20. Confederate seizin c of U. S. property at
New Orlean. La.
20. Secession Ordinance passed by Louis
iana Convention, 1 !. to 17.
" , 23. 1V:js btato Convention met at Austin,
" 23. Confederate seizure of Fort Macomb,
" 30. North Carolina submitted question of
secession to il vote of the people.
' 30. Ex-Secretary Floyd indicted by aCrund
Jury for malfeasance and conspiracy.
" 30. U. is,. revenue cutters "('' and " Me
Clelland" sin tendered by their com
msndcis, Monisoit and rjreshwood,
to the Louisiana authorities.
Jan. 10-21. Expedition into Kentucky from Cairo,
" 12-23. Expedition to Lognn Court-House ami
tho t.'uyandolto Valley by Tliirty-
aeventn Uluo volunteer inlantry.
Expedition by Seventh Illinois cavalry,
Campbell's battery anil detaclinient
of beventeeth Illinois infantry to Ben
Expedition to Bloomfleld.Mo., by Com
pany II. .Seventh Illinois cavalry, and
Mm dock's Company, Missouri Stute
Expedition by Seventh Illinois cavalry
to Dallas. Mo.
EiiKiigeiueut at Mill Springs, Ky., be
tween Union troops under Generul
(Jeorgc 11. Thomas and Confederate
troops under General George 11. Crit
tenden. Operations bv First. Missouri cavalry
aiound Atchison, Kan.
Shi Minsli at Knobiioitor, Mo., by Sec
ond .Missouri cavalry.
" 22. Occupation of Lebanon, Mo., by Fre
" 20-23. Expedition to Warsaw Sound and Wil
mington Narrows, by Fourth New
Hampshire infantry, Sixth Connecti
cut Infantry and Twenty-Seventh
Penn ylvamn infantry.
" 29. Affair at Lee's house, on the Oecorjuan,
Vu., b.v Twenty-Seventh New York
Infantry and First New Jersey cav
alry. " 29. Expedition to Hlue Springs, Mo., by
Seventh Missouri infantry.
Jan. 19. Aflair at Euxnt Ordinary, Vu,, by Penn
' 23. Affair at Fish .Spring, Tena.
Jan. 21. Skirmish at "Woodbury, Palmer's divis
ion, Twenty-Fir-t Corps.
" 25. Confederate attack on construction
train, near Murfreesboro', Tenn., by
Tenth Michigan and train guard.
" 20. Affair at Township, Flo., by U. S. Col
" 20. Skirmish at Bear IJiver, V T., by Sec
ond California cavalry and Third
" 27. Affair at Indian Yillnge, Ln., by First
" 29. Pinos Altos, Arizona, by First Califor
" 30. AfriiiratDrycrsLurjr,Tenn..byTwcnty
Second Ohio volunteer infantry.
" 30. Skirmish at Deserted House, i.ear Suf
folk, Vn., by General Corcoran and
" 31. Skirmish at Hives, Tenn., by Fourth
" 31. Skirmish at Middleton, Tenn., by Sec
ond and Third Tennessee cavalry.
" 31. Naval engagement ofl" Charleston Bar,
S. C, by U. S. steamers Mcreedita,
Keystone State, Augusta, Quaker
City, Iouatonicaud Memphis Hear
Jan. 19. Aflair at Branehville, Ark., by Fifth
Kansas enval r v.
" 20. Island No. 70. Mississippi river. Battery
K, Second U. S. Colored artillery.
" 20. Skirmish nt Tracy City, Tenn., by
Twentieth Connecticut infantry.
" 21. Skirmi.sb near Dalton, Ga., by Twenty
Eighth Kentucky mounted infantry
and Fourth Miebigau cavahy.
" 22. Affair at Ai mstrong Ferry, Tenn.
" 23. Skirmish at Boiling Prarie, Ark., by
Eleventh Missouri cavalry.
" 2t. Skirmish at Baker Springs Ark., by
Second and Ki.vtb Kansas cavalry.
" 21. Engagement ot Tazewell, Tenn.. by
Tbirtj -Fourth Kentucky, One Hun
dred and Sixteenth and One Hundred
unci Eighteenth Indiana, Eleventh
Tennessee cavalry uud Eleventh
" 25. Skii iuih at Athens, Ala.
" 20. Skirmish nt Florence, Ala., by troops
commanded by Colonel A. O. Miller,
Attack on train of A. and O. R. R., Vn.
Engagement at Fair Garden, East
Tumi., by Cavalry division, Army of
the Ohio, and McCook's division.
Army of the 'unibeilainl, commanded
by General S. I). Mturgis.
Atfjir at Scott's Mills road, Tenn., by
Thirteenth Kentucky and Twenty
Reconnaissance of Fourteenth Army
Corps to Tunnell Hill, Ga.
Skirmish at Oregon mountains, by First
Skirmish at Cumberland Gap, Tenn.
Engagement with Indians at Canon do
Chelly, by troops under Kit Carson.
Jnn. 19. Half Moon battery, Sugar Loaf Hill, N.
C, bv r wenty-Fourth and Twenty
" 21. Action at Fort Brady, Va., by U. S. Col
ored troopsand heavy artillery, Army
of the .hiines.
" 25. Engagement, at Combahce river. S. C,
by Gcner.-.l O. O. Howard with Fif
tceth and Seventeenth Corps.
" 25. Skirmish at Powhatan, Va., by First TJ.
S. Colored cuvalrv.
" 20. Aflair at Siiupsonville, Ky., by Fifth
U. S. Colored cavalry.
Jan. 29 to Feb. 11. Expedition into Western North
Carolina, by Third Army Corps.
Answers to Correspondents.
Clrfld of James B., Fall River, Mass. Yon are
entitled, and if you will give us your full name
and address we will help you in the matter.
W. Y. C, Fr.ccdvillc, Tom. Lie can make ap
plication for re-rating at any time within a
year from date when claim was adjudicated.
Such claims, however, aro allowed in cases
whero manifest error has occifrred only. We
cannot adviso you to apply unless you havo
strong reasons for doing so and can furnish
jiositive evidence to demonstrate the fact that
you were rated too low for certain periods.
Consult a rcliablo attorney in regard to tho
J. S., Chicaijo, III. 1. Tho fact that soldier
contracted disability in iirst service, was dis
charged, rc-enlibted in another company or
regiment, and was again discharged, does not
prevent his obtaining pension for such disa
bility. There aro many such cases. Tho
pension when allowed dates from first dis
charge, deducting from his jiension money
the entiro period of his second service, as ho
was not entitled to pension whilo serving
as ji soldieiv 2. Yes. A communication from
Pension Oflico dated June V0, lebO. that such
claim had been received, &c, is evidence suffi
cient to show that claim was filed in time
to draw arrears. 11. At any time, as all claims
are being acted upon. See reply to E. S. in our
last issue. -1. It would depend entirely upon
what the record shows you t:v.ated for, and the
rature cf the disability for which pension is
ciaincd. If the latter is of such a naturo that
it would be apparent to other than r physician,
(disease of eyes, or deafness, or varicose veins
for instance,) and youcaii or have furnished
the testimony mentioned, wo are quite suro
that the testimony of regimental surgeon will
not be insisted upon. Tho other testimony
will establish the lact of existence of and
treatment for said disability during service.
Old Soldier, Gallipolis, Ohio. We cannot stato
the uumbfir of appointments in tho various
Departments of the Government during the
past two years, nor what percentage of such
appointments were soldiers. To answer your
imniiry would iuvolve more time than wo have
at our disposal, and there are no statistics
covering tho question. We aro sorry to say
that the percentage of soldiers appointed was
not as great as it should havo teen. Neither
can wo tell why Congress does not extend tho
arrears act so as to include all claimants. No
reasonable person doubts the justice of such
a measure, and it is ono of the principles that
The National Tit i bunk is fighting for.
F. C. L., Spring mil, Kansas, and Mrs. II. C. B.,
St. Louis. Wo cannot examine tho papers on
lilo in your claim, as tho Pension Ollice does
not sanction stiqh a practice. Papers once filed
in a pension claim cannot be withdrawn (ex
cept tho soldier's dischargo certificate or similar
personal property). Wo would willingly assist
you, but for reasons given it is impossible. The
attorney mentioned is, wo believe, in good
R II. IP See reply to W. Y. C, this column,
and to F. C, last issue. Widows who re-married
prior to July 1, 1630, cannot now bo pen
sioned up to the. date of re-marriage, because
tho limitation of the Arrears Act cuts them
oil. Had the widow applied prior to July
1, lba(), sho would have been entitled. As
"all claims (except minor's and insane per
sons') tiled since Juno 'U, I860, date only
from date of filing claim tho widow has
no title to arrears. If a soldier applied for
claim and dies, and the widow applies, if both
claims wore tiled prior to July 1, 1660, the pen
sion, if allowed, would date back to discharge
of soldier. If lie never s pplicd, her pension
would commence from date of death of soldier
Old Soldier, Toiranda. If your claim on new
disability was tiled prior to July 1, 1360, you
are entitled to arrears. If otherwise, you can
only draw from date claim w:is filed. ' If you
cannot furnish medical testimony, that of neigh
bors will probably bo accepted. If there is no
record of your disease, you will havo to furnish
.wiiii' testimony showing origin of same in ser
vice. Pensions aro not granted on statements
of claimants alone. It is too early in the session
to predict tho fate of the bill mentioned. Tin:
Tkikuni: will keep you fully posted in regard
to tho matter.
tKxcehior, Auburn, X. Y. The "Special Ex
aminer" referml to is a clerk of flie Pension
OiiicJ, specially detailed to examine your claim,
and, perhaps, those of others in your neighbor
hood. Ho will visil you in person, also your
witnesses, and question you or them in regard
to any facts that do not appear in the testi
mony on filo in your claim, or that may not bo
considered sufficiently explicit. It (iocs not
follow because your claim is to bo "investi
gated" that tho Pension Office thinks it a
''fraud." It may bo that your testimony is
not up to tho standard required, and tho Office
desires to satisfy itself that your claim is what
you say it is '"a just one." You will have no
trouble, we anticipate. Simply give the Special
Examiner nil the information he asks of you.
also a list of your witnedses, and when he is
ready to take their testimony, you have the
privilege of being present, either in person or
by attorney, and hear the testimony for or
against you, and cross-examine the witnesses if
you so desire. We should adviso you to attend
the examination, and you will then know all
about it. We cannot inform you in regard to
any reports that have been made against you,
as such matters aro considered confidential by
tho Pension Office.
i- Remaining answers next week.
To insure replies, correspondents should give full
iianis and post-otlice mlUiesjes. liciilies to inquiries
will be given cither in this column or by mail. Ir reply
is published the initials of tho party writing will only be
used. Correspondence iuvltea ou any subject, which
shall have our prompt uttcntlon,
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