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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. 0., THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 1833.
TIjE GRAND PfY,
The Slate Encampments Musters, In
stallations and Camp-Fires.
The annual Encampments of the Depart
ments of 01io, Kentucky, Michigan and 3Iin
nsoiawcre hold during the past week, and re
ports of the proceedings will he found in tho
present issue, also a report of the Colorado
Encampment hold on the 10th inst. The next
Encampments in order are those of Kansas,
Wyandotte, Jan. 25th; Rhode Island, Prori
dencc, Jan. 25th; Now York, Troy. Jan. 21
25th; NewJer&cy, Trenton, Jan. 21-25th; and
Massachusetts, Boston, Jan. 29-30th. That of
the Department of California was held on the
19th and 20th iusts. at San Francisco, hut as
yet no report lias hecn received of its proceed
ings. Adjutant General F. E. Brown, who ac
companies Commander-in-Chief Van Dervoort
on his Eastern tour, writes en route from Chi
cago that lie has received and forwarded eight
.more Titincxi: applicants for Post charters, and
adds, " Let the applications come; 1 will attend
to them." We have taken him at his word,
and sent, among others, applications from Kcu
iicy, 111., Busti, la., Delano, Minn., Clarion, la.,
and New Winchester, Ind. Thus the good
work goes on from week to week, Tun Tkiu
Tjxnnnd tho Grand Army still ssiudingshouldcr
Comrade J. W. Crocker, Rockland. Maine,
fends us somo interesting notes of Posts in
that vicinity. He says: Lafayette Carver
Post, Vinal ilaven, Maine, although a young
Post, located on an island twelve miles from
the main, is doing tome good work. The
members are preparing to come hefore the pub
lic in a war drama for the benefit of their relief
fund. They have an Auxiliary Corps of young
ladiev, who aro an immense help to them.
George S. Cobh Post, Camden, (a new Post.)
lias sonic comrades who mean business and are
hound to mak ; their Post a success. They aUn
are preparing to revive the old .scenes of the
camp, livou hattle-lield, and prison pen In
putting on the stage one of those stirring war
dramas. Edwin Libhy Post, No. 10. Rockland,
arc augmc .ting their numbers almost nigh'ly
with ne v rc-.ruits. The boy a of the Post ar;
now very anxious to have a soldier's monu
ment, and they have appropriated from their
Post fund $2C0for that purpose as a nucleus for
our cilize;.? to rally to.
Harry Rust Tost, No fl,Norway, Main;, was
established last March, with tweuty charter
members, and il now numbers about seventy,
aud is doing wen. The officers are as follows :
Commander. Ira 1. Sprague ; S. V. C, E. M.
Brown; J. V. C. 1 .7. Bradbury; Adj't, Cyius
S. Tinker: Q. Id., E. A. Clement; Surg., Dr.
James Grant; Chap., A. B.Richardson; O D.,
John . Fifcs; O. G C. B. Keith. Comrade G.
B. Barmim. of Bnrnside Post, wr.s detailed In
state Inspector Shaw, of Lisbon, to inspect
Harry Rust Post, which he did on Friday even
ing, January 5th. Last Friday evening the
Post iiad a Camp-fire which was much enjoyed.
Comrade Clement presided at the bean pot
Asbury Caldwell Post, No. 51, M:i-a, at
their last regular meeting passed series of
rcsoiutins, in which, after setting forth the
fact that ccitain members of Congress ara en
deavoring " to annul the verdict of some cf our
Nation's oldest defenders and reinstate one win.
twenty years ago, the people pronounced a
traitor to his country," they tender sincere
"thanks to General J no. A. Logan for th i noble
stand taken by him, and his sturdy defense of
his late comrades in arms. I-, was voted to send
copies of the resolutions to The Tkibu.n'E and
to General Logan.
Fred Smyth Post, No. 10, Newport, N. It.,
has installed thu following oilicers: Com
mando!, Wm. W. Kali ; S. A". C , Albert L. Hall ;
J. V. C, A. R. Davis: Adj't, Geo. II. Waldron ;
Q. M., Wm. II. Perry; Surg., C. n. Litthj;
Chaplain. Rev. P. S. Adams ; O. D., J. B. Cooper ;
O.G., A. Putnam; S. M., S. A. Tcnney; Q. M.
S., N. P. Giimore; Delegates aud Alternates to
Department Encampment, M. S. Jackson, C. H.
Watts, Win. C. Ilurd, and E. L. Lassons.
Past Post Commander J. F. Grimes on the
10th inst. installed tho following officers of
Senator Grimes Post. No. 25, Hillsboro Bridge,
N. H.: (V.amander. O.G. Bunt; S. V. C, John
Booth: J. V. C, Alonzo Carter; Q. M., J. F.
Grimes ; O. D., A. J. Crocker; O. G., J. S. Fitch ;
Chaplain. J. A. Gcorg? ; Adj'c, II. P. Whitekor ;
S. 31., Daniel Johnson; Q. M. S., Orlando Scr
gent. The Post has meinbsrsliiri of twenty
nine. Comrade J. S. Richardson, Keene, N. II.,
writes us that the following oiiicers of John
Sedgwick Post, No. 4, were installed on the
11th inst. bv P. p. C, Col. J. W. Babbitt: Corn
mender, M. V. P. Clark; S. V C, C. Prcsslcr;
J. V. C, J. S. Richardson ; Surg., G. B. Twit
chel, O. D.. H. N Irish; O. G., E. Eiken;
Adj't, W. Row; Q. 3L, M. Slow!; Chap., E.
Comrade S. A. Clark, Fulton, 17. II., writes
that the Grand Arn.y Post at that place is about
to establish a Ladies' auxiliary. The Post now
numbers twenty-seven members.
General Order, No. 16, Department of Ver
mont, has been issued at Bennington, by De
partment; Commander A B. Valentine. It
givor, the program ne of the annual Encamp
ment, which will convene on February 6th at
Bennington, which is.is follows. Headquarters
will be at the Putnam Ilousa, where the Coun
cil of Administration will meet at three o'clock
p.m., February btb; Encampment will meet
at Grand Army Hall at four o'clock p. m. ,
Camp-fire a Free Library Hall in the evening
at seven o'clock. Meeting for the election of
officers ani the transaction of other business
will be held at nine o'clock a. m., February
i)th. The Vermont Central, Bennington ami
Rutland, Troy and Boston, and Fitehburg rail
roads, and their connections, will take comrades
to and from Bennington for faro one way. Return
checks will be furnished by the adj't-general.
Tho h-'tcl charges will be $1.50 to $2 per day
at the Putnam House, and $1 to $1.50 at tho
Stark House. Marshal of the Day will be Com
rade J. I. Loomis. Executive committee will
be Comrades N. M. Puller, D. M. Blackmer and
J A. N Williams Reception committee.
Comrades L. S. Frost, II. T. Cushinan, A. J.
Noyes, Charles E. Graves, C. A. Pierce, Edward
Kelley, E. Spear, John Stockwell, George Eng
land and E. W. Towne. Committee on Enter
tainment. Comrades A. M. Downes, W. II.
Scars, Ira Hawlis, F. C. Rogers, Olney Fuller,
I. E. Gibson, A. S. Canady, A. S. Put chin, Al
bert Buss, T. S. Hathaway, Joseph Gilford aud
O. K. Wyman. Center Post will entertain the
Comrade M.P. Kent, who has been appointed
by Hall Post, No. 39, Worcester, Vt., as corre
spondent for Tin: Tkiijunk, writes us that at
its la-t regular meeting the Post installed the
following officers: Commander, F. B. Morse;
S. V. C, J. W. Brown ; J. V. C., II. P. Darling ;
Adj't, C. C. Tukcsbury, Q. M., J. A. Kelton;
Chap., J.f. P. Kent; O. D., R. Walling; O. G.,
G. H. Nelson; S. M., S. Pra6; Q. M. S., G.
Maxham; Comrade L. M. Hutchinson install
ing officer; Delegate to Slate Encampment, M.
P. Kent: Alternate, J. W. Brown. Tin: Na
tional Triiiuni: was then brought to the
front, and its merits were discussed by warm
friends. On motion, the Post appointed Com
rades A. J. Stone and C. C. Tukcsbury a com
mittee t solicit subscriptions for it. The fol
lowing committees were also appointed : On
enteitainment, Comrades Kelton, Hutchinson
and Willey; on finance, Comrades Kent, Stone
and Tukcsbury. Next Saturday a public
Cunip-f.ro will be lighted, to which an invita
tion will be extended to neighboring Poste to
be present. Comrade Kent says : " Tin: Tkiij
vsu grows better every week, and we are com
ing to sec more and more its true worth."
Sheridan Post, No. 46, Weston, Vt, had a pub
lic installation of officers on tho 19th inst.,
when the following oflicers were installed :
Commander, O. S. Osborn; S. V C, J. M. Tar
ble; J. V. C, W.W.Ward: O. D., A. G. Foster;
Chap., A. D. Giimore; Adj't, H. G. Cobum; Q.
M., J.M.Stevens; S.M., Warren Foster; Q.M.S.,
Jessie Parkhurst. The entertainment was in
terspersed with singing by tho Weston Quar
tette Club and remarks by tho Commander,
after which rations of crackers, cheese, and cof
fee were served to all present.
Roberts Post, No. M, Vermont, had a public
installation on the 9th inst., which was largely
attended. A lunch was furnished to those pres
ent. A new feature was an order issued by
Commandcr Woodward and read by Adjutant
Whitney. In it ho referred to the fact that
the Post had doubled its membership within
the vear. On the 17th and ISth insts. the
drama, "The Green Mountain Boys," was
given for tho benefit of the relief fund and
realized a handsome sum.
The annual banquet of Post No. 10 held re
cently at Cambridge, Vt., was most successful.
About 150 sat down to the table. The toasts
were as follows: "Our Country." responded to
by Captain Monahau; "Our Soldier dead." Col.
Gates; "1S02 mv?w 1F63," Rev. Edwin Whee
lock; "The American Soldier," General Henry;
"The Bummer," Comrade "Boomhower; "The
Infantrv," Comrade Seeloy; "The Ladies,"
Sargent Gibbs; "The Cavalry." Prof. Don
Pardo ; " The Picket," Comrade French.
Comrade Hiram C. Young, Colebroolc, N. IL,
writes us that Carlos Fletcher Poit. No. 57, of
that place, has installed the following oflicers:
Commander, W. H. Shuctlieff; S. V. C Charles
Slmff; J. V. C, Daniel Stevens; Q. M., II. C.
Young; Surgeon, Levi Hicks; Chaplain, David
P. Rabia; O. J)., James L. Looinas; O. G.,
Hiram B.Gould; Adjutant, Elisha P. Hicks;
S. M., Wallace Savory; Q. M. S., Malcom 31c
Kiunan. A Post will shortlv be organized at Bakcrs
ville, Vt. This will be tho twelfth organized
in this State within a year.
Comrade Sidney Sibley, Fichtburg, Mass.,
writes us as follows: "On Thuisday evening,
January IS, Post ID of Fitehburg Post 53 of
Leominster, and a delegation from Post IK! of
Gaidner, in all about 75 comrades, paid a fra
ternal visit to Post 10, of Worcester. Tho
entire delegation entered the hall under com
mand of Commander Cuthbert of Post li), and
were warmly welcomed by Commander Robin
son of Post' 10. Alter the visiting comrades
were seated, the Commander detailed a party
of skirmishers and foragers, aud the Post then
proceeded with the regular order of business,
which included the mustering of five new re
cruits, and the referring of four applications.
Remark? wore made by Commander Cuthbert,
Past Commanders Bruce and Goodrich, Vice
Commander Wilkins of Post ID, Commander
Kendall of Post 11 Vice Commander of Post
5;;. Chaplain Lovering, and others of Post 10.
At this time the foraging paity reported, and,
in a very few moment, the Post was closed,
and th; visiting comrades were doing full jus
tice to the rations of collee, crackers, and cheese
which had been provided. This was in accoid
aucc with a solemn promise -exacted of the pet
'lamb' of Post 10 by one of the member-, of Post
1H, that if we paid them a visit, these three
articles, lollowcd by clay pipes aud tobacco,
should b.i the extent of the collation. The re
mainder of the evening, until 11:15 p. m., was
spent in sociai intercourse and the renewing of
acquaintances formed at the front, several
meeting for the first time since tho close of the
war. As the time for departure arrived, the
comrades of Post 10 took each a visiting com
rado by the arm, and marched with him to the
depotwhere cheers were given lor Post 10, and
bvthsiu for the visiting comrade;. Po-X No.
10 wi'l present the play 'Newborn, or the Old
Flag,' at the theatre. January 23, 21, 25, 2(i."
Comrade George D. Shiw writes us that at a
special meeting of E. K. Wilcox Post, No. 16,
.Springfield, Mass., held laM Saturday evening,
it was unanimously decided to attend the
Camp-lire of Kilpatrick Post, Hoiyoke, Mass.,
Thursday evening, the 25th inst. It was also
voted to "accept the invitation of Rob't O. Lyles
and Nathaniel Lyon Posts, of Hartford, Conn.,
to attend the banquet to be given the delegates
to the Department Convention, in Allyn Hall,
on the. evening of the :ilst of January. A com
mittee wa.s appointee! to make all arrangements
for attending the banquet. The Post will take
a band with them, and go in full uniform, one
hundred and fifty strong.
The following officers of Charles Beck Post,
No. 56, Cambridge, Macs., were recently pub
licly installed by Post Commander Geo. S.
Evar., Post No. 30, assisted by Commander
Fellows, of Post No. 35: Commander, D. T.
Dnhig; S. V C, J. E. Barrows; J. V. (, J. G.
Bar-tt; Q.M., Edmund Milej; Surg., Dr. A. A.
Stocks; Chaplain. Chas. T. Canticle! ; O. D.,
Dexter .lewett; O. G., Alfred Davies; Delegate
to Department Convention, M. C. Beedle; Al
ternate. Charles S. Scagrave. A largj number
of citizens were present, some of whom enter
tained ths audience with interesting addresses.
A choice programme, both literary and musical,
was presented. Post 56 a short time ago held a
successful fair, which netted $1,700.
The following are the officers of Burnside
Post, No. 142, Saxonville, Mass.: Commander,
ail. Fuller; S. V. C, M. S. Robinson; J. V.
C, William Waliaco ; Q. M., Ed.Gleaon ; Surg.,
T. T. Arnold ; Chaplain, Rev. C. A. Humphrey;
O. D., J. W. Kirby; O. G., Silas Ingrahani;
Adjutant, William F. Brown; S. M., H. C.
Bowers; Q. M. S., George A. Reed. At the
close of the installation, which was a public
OU2, Past Commander Simpson, in a very ap
propriate speech, presented Commander C. H.
Fuller with an decant G. A. R. badge. An en
tertainment, consisting of music and addresses,
was much enjoyed by the large audience.
Post No. 39, Lawrence, Mass.. numbers 209
members, a gain or twenl" during the past
year. The relief comniittea has expended
during the year, $.0.-.51. Th$ Post has on
deposit in the Bioadway bank, $1.442.2d; in
Essex, 1,-M2.23; in Lawrence, $21o.(i0; total
amount on depoit, $3,103.16. The Post has
$1,600 worth of property, on which there is an
insurance of $1,300. During the year tho Post
has donated to the Soldiers' Homo $100, the
receipts ot the Old Folks' concert held for that
The following officers of George S. Bout-ell
Post, No. -1R, Aver, Mass., were publicly in
stalled on the 18th inst. by Commander M. P.
Palmer, of Post 115, Comrade John Hartwell,
Officer of the Dav: Commander, J. Q. A. Mc
Collester, S. V. C., Chas. E.Sprague; J V. C,
Francis Lovejoy; Q. M., Henry C. Shcrwin;
Adj't, James O'Brien ; Chap., A. Lovejoy; Surg.,
E. O. Harlow; O. D., Chas. E. Craig; O. G.,
Wm. C. Woods; Q.M. S., J. H. Spraguo; S. M.,
E. A. Ilasti igs. Relief Committee, A. Lovejoy,
E O. Harlow", Wm. Prebblc. The installation
was followed by a banquet.
George II. Ward Post, No. 10. Worcester, Mass.,
at the last meeting on the ISth inst. entertained
about eighty comrades from Fitehburg, Gard
ner and other plases. Comrade Robinson
welcomed the visitors. During the evening
five recruits were mustered and three applica
tions renewed. Last Tuesday evening the
Post gave a representation of the military
drama " Ncwbern, or the Old Flag," which was
very successful. The proceeds were added to
the relief fund.
The following officers of Nathaniel Lyon
Post, No. 61, Webster, Mass., have been in
stalled by Past Commander Amos Bartlett:
Commander, E. P. Morton ; S. V. C, A. It.
Snow; J. V. C, H. J. Wood well; O. D., J.
Brackton ; O. G., C. Angcll ; Adjutant, V M.
Jepson ; Q. M., W. N. Leavens ; Surgeon, Fran
cis Greenwood ; Chaplain, O. J. Bugbeo; Q. M.
S., F. C. Berger; S. M., John C. Clark; 1 G.,
Arthur Bishop ; O. G., Benjamin E. Freemen.
Past Commander H. A. Sawyer, assisted byS.
V. C. Thatcher M. Currant, of Post No. 5,
of Lynn, recently, installed the following offi
cers of Post No. 05, Department of Massachu
setts: Commander, James H. Boyre; S. V. C,
P. II. Nourso; J. V. C, Abijah Parker; Adju
tant, James H. Barton, jr. ; Q. M., Joseph W.
Sawyer; O. D.; Charles H. Mansfield; O. G.,
W. A. Paul; Surgeon, .1. II. Morton ; Chaplain,
W. P. Copp ; Q. M. S., V. T. Ash ; S. M., Chas.
Comrade Geo. D. Shaw, of E. K. Wilcox Post,
No. 16, Springfield, Mass., recently installed tho
following officers in Edwin M. Stanton Post,
No. 117, Amherst, Mass.: Commander, IS. C.
Comlns; S.V. C, H.H. Goodell; J. V C, G.W.
Newell; Q. M., B. R. Franklin; O. IX, J. L.
Delano; O. G., A. J. Bennett: Surg., H. Heed;
Chaplain, , Adj't, H.M. McCloud; S. M.,
B. F. Kellogg; Q. M. S., G. C. Cooley.
On Monday, January 20, and Tuesday, Jan
uary 30, the Department Eueiinpiiient will
hold its next session in Faueuil Hall, Boston.
On Monday evening a reception will he given
to the Commander of tho National Encampment
and the State Department delegates. It will
be at the expense of tho Posts forming the
Suffolk county G. A. R. Association.
Kilpatrick Post, No. 71, of Hoiyoke. Mass.,
will hold a Camp-fire in tho City Hall on
Thursday evening, January 25. The Posts at
Springfield, Chicopee, Wcstfield, Amherst,
Northampton and Belchertown hayo been in
vited to be present ; also the Department Com
mander and stati have been invited.
Post IIP, Swampscott. Mass., has installed
the following officers: Commander, John R.
Merritt; S. V. C, Peleg Gardner; J. V. C,
Alfred Burnham ; O. D., John I. Adams; Q. M.,
Wm. G. Earp; Surg., J. E. Alger; Chaplain, J.
El well : O. G., G. Connor; Adjt.. E. Porter; Q.
31. S., W. H. Collins; S. M., G. Hobby.
At the recent installation of officers of Tost
No. 53, of Leominster. Mass., the Ladicvs' Relief
Association presented tho Post a very nice flag,
the presentation being made by two girls, and
accepted by the Commander, Madison Bcal,
after which a collation was served.
Lyon Post, No. -11, Wcstfield, Mass., gained
ninety-three members during tho past year.
Admiral Foofo Post, New Haven, the banner
Post of the State, has installed tho following
officers: Commander, George M. White; S. V.
C.,L. E. Peck; J. V. O., D. W. Sharpe; Surg.,
G. F. Peterson; O. D A. C. Austin; O. G.,
George M. Welch: Adj't, William IL Stowe;
Q. M., Charles E. Fowler; Chap., W. F. Smith;
S. M., L. II. Brown; Q. M. S., L. E. Bradley;
Commissary, L. D. While. On the evening of
the 13th inst. a brilliant reception was given in
honor of Miss Clara Barton, the famous army
nurse. She was introduced by Comrade Mc
Carthy and welcomed in behalf of the Post by
Commander White. She was then seated at
the left of the Commander while tho arrange
ments were made for a personal greeting and
introduction of all the comrades, and after
wards was introduced by Cbmrado McCarthy
to each soldier as they passed in review before
her, giving each a word and a cordial grasp of
the hand. Miss Barton then gave somesketches
of the battles of Fredericksburg and of the
storming of Fort Wagner, all of which was
received with enthusiasm and cheers from the
beginning to the end. She concluded with
some pictures of the Sixth, Seventh and Tenth
regiments of Connecticut volunteers present at
Fort Wagjier, which was greeted with a round
of hearty upplauso.
General Theodore S. Ellis, one of the most
prominent of Connecticut volunteer officers,
died recently of pneumonia at Hartford. He
entered the service as adjutant of the old Con
necticut Fourteenth regiment, and -served with
it during the Avar, finally becoming its colonel.
At the. close of the rebellion he devoted his
time to the practice of patent law and of his
profession as a civil engineer. For many years
prior to his death he was in charge of the
Government impiovemeiits of tho Connecticut
River. General Ellis was a thorough soldier
and none were braver.
Comrade Waldon, Commander of Admiral
Foote Post. No. 17, New Haven, on tho 17th
inst., installed tho following otliceis of Mans
field Post. Middletown, Conn.: Commander,
John C. Broatch; S. V. C, George M. Soulh
wavd ; J. V. C, J. B. Hills ; Surg.. F. W. Whit
tlesey; ChHp., II. C. Stevens; 0. M., F. K.
Camp; Adj't. J. J. Noxon; S. J.I.. E. Strand;
Q.M. S, Samuel M. Johnson. Nearly every
officer of this Post is a subscriber to Tin: Tiun
UNK, and our correspondent writes that as the
men always followed where the ollicen; led,
lie hopes to bring them all to the front soon.
Department Inspector Frr.nk T). Sloat re
cently installed the officers of Robert O. Tyler
Post.'Hartford, Conn. The list was as follows:
Comma'ider. Ilcnrv 1!. Taintor; S. V. C. John
C. Taylor; J. V. C , T. J. (Jill ; Adj't, John II.
Thacker: Q. M., J. S. Forsyth; Surgeon, P. D.
Peltier, M. D. : Chaplain. 11. R. Morhv: O. D.,
Franklin Dart; O. G., J. W. Longdnn ; S. M.,
Wm. M. Rotors; Q. M. S., Wm. '. Morgan.
The comrades took Comrade Sloafc to Merrill's
and had an oyster supper served up after tho
Post was closed.
The following ofiicers of Mansfield Post, No.
53. Middletown, Conn., were installed Jan. 11:
Commander, John C. Broate.h: S. V. C. Georgo
M.Southmavd; J. V. C, Roland B. Hill; Surg.,
F. W. Whiti'lesey; Chaplain, Henry S. Stevens;
Adj't, Joseph J. Noxon : Q. M., Frederick E.
Cam O. D., John G. Pel ton ; O. G., Edwin
By water; S. M., Edwin Stroud; Q. M. S.. Sam
uel M. Johns n. The Post as organized March
0, 1H51, and now numbers 10o members, with a
Post fund of $1,018.31, and a reli if fund of
Comrade E. D. Tracy, Colchester, Conn.,
writes us that Morton A. Taintor Post, No. 0,
at that place, has absorbed a majority of
the resident veterans and is doin- well. On
the 20th of next montli a four days' fair for the
benefit of the Po-,t will be begun. Prizes to
the amount of $209 will be given away to ticket
holdeis. NEW YORK.
The musterinc of a new G. A. R. Post, to be
known hereafter as Adam Goss Post, No. 330,
took place at No. 73 Ludlow street. New York
city, on the 17th inst. The occasion was of
special interest to members of the Grand Army
from the fact tint few PoMs have heretofore
been named after men from the lower ranks of
the army. Adam Goss, who served with dis
tinction "during the war, enlisted at Yonkcrs in
lcol in the Fortieth New York regiment.. He
soon rose to the rank of first senreant of com
pany I, and was killed at the second battle of
Bull Run. August 20, ls62, General Pope being
in command of the army. The Post was aus
piciously mustered by Comrade Robert Keith,
with about fifty members, and Comrade Joseph
Iladfield was elected its commander. Comrade
lladfield ia a navy officer, who did efficient ser
vice in the Monticcllo ami Tennessee, and was
in coiuman J of the Hartford in 1H2. The other
officers elected are: S. V. C, James Murray;
Q. M., J . P. Lonergan ; Chaplain, James Mur
ray; O. D., P. J. O'Brien; O. G., John Denny;
Adj't, Thomas McCloskcy. After the organiza
tion of the Poit a collation was served, speeches
were made, and songs were sung.
Tho installation of the officers of Wadswords
Post, No. 77, took place at their headquarters,
Masonic Hall, No. 335 West Thirtieth street,
New York City, on the 15th inst., Past Depart
ment Commander Henry A. Barnum perform
ing tho ceremony. Thirty-nine beautiful pic
the late war, were presented to the Post by Com
rado George W. Wahburu, captain of the 20th
police precinct. Tho financial report of the
Post, as given by the retiring Commander, j
Comrade John W. O Brine, showed that during
1582 $961.50 had been disbursed for charity.
Among the many prominent comrades present,
I mention the following: Commander J. C.
Carlyle, (the blind veteran,) with a delegation
from Sumner Post, No. 24; Commander James
C. Johnson and stall', of John A. Andrew Post,
No. 231; Lieut. Fred. W. Rietschy and others,
of the Veteran Zouave Association, and many
others of Posts 75, 5S, 80, 113, and 33.
Comrado A. C. Manson writes us that at a
meeting of Gibbs Post, No. 130, Warsaw, N. Y.,
held on the 15th inst., it was announced that
Commander-in-Chief Van Dervoort would visit
tho Post on the following Monday, en route for
tho Department Encampment. Committees
were appointed to make arrangements for a
public reception and ontertainnient to bo held
in his honor, and resolutions passed to invito
all Posts in the county to participate in the
event. Tho following havo been installed
officers of tho Post: Commander, I. Sam John
son; S. V. C, John Duggan; J. V. C, J. W.
Knapp; Adj't, A. C. Manson; Q. M., E. M.
Jennings; Surg., W. S. Albro; O. D., L. S.
Morris; O. G., P. B. M linger; S. M., C. H.
Crocker; Q. M. S., G. W. Bradley; Delegates
to Department Encampment, Augustus Har
rington, Edward M. Jennings; Alternates,
Robert Barnett, S. Hopkins Salisbury.
Comrade Henry N. Hitchcock, Bath, Steuben
Co., N. Y., writes us as follows: "Captain Con
rad Gausevoorr, P:ist Post Commander of Cus
ter Post, No. SI, installed tho following-named
officers at the last regular meeting of tho Post
for the ensuing year: Commander, Hen rv X.
Hitchcock ; S. V. C, J. C. Vanlluy.scn ; J. V. C,
Charles O. Millaid ; Surg., John Lloyd; Chap.,
James W. Curtis; O. D., William Burger; O.
G., John F. Farrell; Q. M., Anthony Schon
weitz; Adj't, James Turner; Q. M. S., John
O'Brien; S. M., Joseph Milles. The Post mus
tered two recruits the same evening. We now
muster 70, which we consider a good showiim,
as we are only started on our second year.
Custer Post, No. 81, gives a Camp-fire at Purdy's
Operallouso Friday evening, February 8th iust.
A grand time is anticipated."
Comrado C. C. Cady, Gilbortsvillo, "N. Y.,
writes us that he has been appointed by W. A.
Musson Post, No. 223, solicitor to get subscrip
tions for Tin: Titnit'Ki:. Ho says: "We like
Tin: Tkiiilni: very much a paper that will
stand up for the old vets. I belonged to the
One Hundred and Fourteenth New York vol
unteers, aud whon we returned from the war
there was a largo motto displayed from the
court liouao at Norwich 'Tlio only debt we
never can pay is the debt we owe tho soldiers.' "
The officers of Musson Post arc: Commander,
T. II. Musson; S. V. C, C. C. Cady; J. V. C,
Andrew Cowan ; Chap., Wm. Mungle ; Surg.,
J. O. Genson ; Q. M.. R. D. Myrick ; Q. M. S.,
LlovsShaw; Adjt., Wm. E. Stebins; O. D., S.
J. Truax ; O. G., O. W. Briggs.
Comrade S. C. Van Ta?sel, of Yonkcrs, N. Y.,
writes us that Kitching Post, No. 60, of that
city, has installed the following officers : Com
minder, S. C. Van Tassel : S. V. C, James Car
ter; J. V. C. Augustus Kipp; Q. M., Edward
Starr; Chaplain, Wm. W. Yerks; Surgeon, Jas.
Brazier, Sr. ; O. D., Samuel S. Bradley; O. G.,
Caleb Woolhizer. The Post starts olf well with
the new year, and strong ellbrts will be made
to increase in numbers and interest. On Fri
r'a. last we buried one of our comrades John
1 enton, late of the Seventy-ninth New York
Highlanders with military honors. Thus, one
by one, tho boys are dropping away.
A public installation of the oflicers of Weed
Post, No. 96, took place at Canaseraga, New
York, in Union Hall on the 15th inst. A num
ber of visiting comrades with their families
were present. Colonel A. B. Lawrence, of War
saw, was the installing officer, under whoso
charge the ceremonies could not well be any
thing but successful. Rev. Matt GaflTeny, of
Gainesville, entertained tho guests with a
speech abounding with mirth and brim full eif
anecdote, much to the delight of all. After the
exeicises. coffee in tin cups hard-tack, and
other soldier delicacies were served.
Bills Post, No. 291, Wyoming, New York, en
joyed their first public installation services
Monday evening, January 8, conducted by Col.
A. B. Lawrence, Warsaw, N. Y., who preceded
them with a forciblo addreas. Tho ladies im
mediately after took possession and loaded all
present with eatables excellent. Col. Lawrence
surprised tho Post and Commander Charles F.
Miller, a veteran of the Fourth United States
cavalry, who can see more out of his ono eye
left than men of shorter service, by the presen
tation of a superb Commander's badge, which
was followed by song, story, and solid Grand
Post No. 327, of Brooklyn, an oflshot of Ran
kin Post, 10, will be mustered in on Saturday
evening, January 30. It was expected that the
Post would be mustered in last evening, but the
neccs-ary delay in obtaining transfer cards
necessitated a postponement. It is promised
that the new Post will muster over 300 nicni
boTS. The officers are as follows: Comman .or,
Georg". B. Squires; S.V. C, George F. Tait;
J. V. C, O. W. Marville: Q. M., E. .Johnson;
Surg., G. W. Brush, M. D.; Chap. W.C Booth;
O. D., W. J. McKelvey; O. G., W. W. Boodie.
As we go to press with this week's issue of
Tin: Tkijutnk, the delegates to the State En
campment are assembling at Trey. The pro
gramme included a street parade on the 2 llh
inst., in which Commander-in-Chief Van Der
voort, Department Commander Fraser and Stall
were to participate. The delegates and alter
nates exceed 1,500, and with accompanying
comrades, comrades from other States, the mili
tary coinpanie.softh'j. surrounding cities, it was
expected that a parade would be given far ex
ceeding any of previous ycau.
Adam Goss Pot,No. 330. New York citv.was
mustered in on Wednesday evening by Senior
Vice Commander Robert Keith, of Troy. Tho
new Post starts with a good membership, quite
a number being transferred from Dahlgren
Post. The officers elected areas follows. Com
mander, Joseph Hatfield; S. V. ('., Joseph Mur
rav; Q. M., J P. Lonergan: Chap.. Jas. Mur
rav: O. D., P. J. O'Brien; O. G., John Denny;
Adj't, Thomas McCIoskey.
Comrade Calvin S. Nichols, Granville, N. Y.,'
writes us that Horace '. Howard Post. No. 267,
organized last May with ten charter membere,
now has thirty-four. It has moved into a new
hall, and installed the following officers: Com
mander. S. K. Potter; S. V. C, O. D. Johnson;
J.V.C.L.Vodrey: Q.M.S., Charles Wait; Chap
lain, John Butler; Surg.. Georgo Smith ; O. I).,
C. S. Nichols, O. G., William Shaw; Adj't, F.
D. Hammond; S. M., A. C. Potter.
The installation of officers of A. N. Baldwin
Post, No. 263, Hunter, N. Y., took place on the
13th inst., as follows: Commander, George K.
Graham; S. V C, James Lake; J. V. C, Bur
ton. Tompkins; Surg., Charles Ingalls; Chap.,
R. Palmer; Q. M., C. E. Lake; O. D., Uriah
Griffin; O. G., J. F. Van Valkhurgh; Adj't,
A. S. Graham ; Q. M. S., Charles D. Wiltse ; S.
M., D. II. Douglass. Tho Post was organized
last June, and lias since doubled tho number of
its charter members.
Carpenter Post, No. 321, Drydcn, New York,
was organized last Saturday evening with
twenty-ono charter members under most favor
able circumstances. The officers are as follows:
Commander, D. R. Montgomery ; S. V. C, Wil
liam W. Kennedy; J. V. C, William J. Lum
bard ; Surgeon, J. J. Montgomery ; O. D., N. G.
Harmon ; O. G Charles V. Fittz; Q.M., James
C. Lormon; Adj't, F. M.Lewis; Q. M. Serg't,
T. II. Duell; Serg't Maj., Thomas Burch.
Brankton Post, No. 116, Napanoch, N. Y., is
doing well. It numbers about thirty members
and more coming in. The following havo been
installed as its olfioers: Commander. L. Cham
paigno; S. V. ('., Wm. Easiuau; J. V. C, Wm.
Vankeitren; Adj't, L. F. Hall; Chaplain, Luther
Tooker; Q. M., Melvin Atkins; O. D., Henry
Vankeuren; O. G., Owen Patterson.
Post No. 125, Pekin, N. Y., installed the
following oflicers on the 5th inst. : Commander,
William Dutton; S. V. C, A. Braco; J. V. C,
A. Hause; Surg., J. Bush; Q. M., A. Reigle;
Chap., II. Collins; O. D., II. Elton; Adj't, E. T.
Nafus. After tho installation a pork and bean
supper was enjoyed, followed by speeches by
Col. Goodridgo and otheis.
The officers of Buford Post, No. 233. Johnson
burg, New York, were publicly installed by
Colonel A. B. Lawrence, of Warsaw, on the 13th
inst. Captain G. C. Parker was re-elected Com
mander for tho third term, and an elegant
Commander's badge presented him. An oyster
supper and a joviul time closed tho entertain
ment. A. K. Thorpe Post, No. 86, Belfast. N. Y., has
installed tho following officers: Commander,
R. R. Seeley ; S. V. C, E. R. Hitchings; J. V.
C, C. Bolcum; Q. M., C. W. Miner; Chaplain,
Luther; O. D., Austin Drock; O. G.,
Dayley. The Post now hits a membership of
over 100, an increase of fifty within the past
Tho following officers of J. E. Whiteside
Post, o. 166, Weedsport, N. Y., have been duly
installed : Commander, O. J. Forman ; S. V. C,
T. S. Barker; J. V. C, D. J. Court; Q. M., J.
W.Welch; Adj't, E.M. Stevens; Chap., Angelo
Crapo; O. D., F. H. Coppernoll; Surg., John
Schninder; O. G., Charles Billows.
Gregg Post, No. 123, Newlield, N. Y., had a
successful Camp-lire on the lath inst. at head
quarters, at which hard-tack, coft'ee, and pork
and beans were discussed with a relish.
Speeches, anocdotcs, aud songs followed.
Past Commander N. W. Day, of Dix Post, No.
135, of New York, and Chairman of the Execu
tive Committee of the Veterans' Rights Union,
has called a meeting of the committee at Troy,
to bo held to-day.
Charters wero issued from Department head
quarters last week to four now Posts as follows:
No. 331, Poughkeopsio; No. 332, Stannard's
Corners; No. 333, Whiteville; No. 33 1, Lo Roy.
Cody Post, No. 236, Brockport, N Y., is in a
flourishing condition. At its last meeting, on
tho 18th inst., about fifty comrades wero pres
ent. NEW JERSEY.
Tho following comrades havo been installed
oflicers of Vredenburgh Post. No. -17, Manas
qtian, N. J.: Commander, William S. Moore;
S. V. C, Rodnoy Clark; J. V. C. William Rey
nolds ; Q. M., James Hardy; O. D., C. L. Mairo ;
Adj't, Frank Getsinger; S. M., James New
man; Chap., David Morton; Surg., Abraham
Newman ; O. G., M. B. Vanderlmrg. After the
installation a Camp-lirowas held, and addresses
wero made by Comrades Rockhill and Moore.
Tho ladies of tho Loyal Leaguo served tho
pork and beans.
Commander F. M. Smith, Adjutant H. Clay
Harris, and Quartermaster John W. Worth, of
Dushano Post, No. 3, of Baltimore, Md., wero
each presented with bronze inkstands and gold
pens and holders by tho members of tho Post
on the 17th inst. Commander Smith was also
tho recipient of a huge leather medal.
The following is a list of officers of Conway,
(Ark.,) Post, installed for the present year:
Commander, W. G. Gray; S. V. C, J. W. Buck
ner; J. Y. C., F. M, Dickens; Surgeon, J, F,
Kincheloc; Q. M., J. S. Hunter; Chaplain. W.
B.Simmons; O. D., W. R. Green; O. G.,F. C.
Bartlett; Adjutant, A. F. Livingston.
Col. D. M. Jones Post. No. 172, Tyrone, Pa.,
recently gave an entertainment in Conrad's
Operallouso to a large and. intelligent audi
ence of our citizens. The stage was decorated
with large portraits, in mid-air, of Colonel D.
M. Jones, J. D. Hicks, Esq.. aud C. S. W. Jones,
representing the person after whom the Post
was named, and the incoming and outgoing
Commanders. Pitched in the back gr nind was a
tent with muskets stacked on either side. A
camp-fire was represented, over which hung a
couple of camp-kettles, and which, with a lot of
tin cup, mess pans and a " spider," made up the
principal properties of the soldiers' culinary
articles. The following officers wero publicly
installed: Commander, J. D. Hicks; S. V. C,
Alexander D. Morrow ; J. V. C, H. F. Copelin ;
0. D., R. Gv McLanahan; Adjutant, C. H.
Traynor; Q. M., C. B. Bowles: Surgeon, Peter
Dcnnev; Chaplain, J. C. M. Hamilton; O. G.,
J. P. Bateman; S. M., Martin Burley; Q. M.
S., Adam Goss; O. S., Samuel Waito; I. G.,
Daniel Harris. A programme of unusual excel
lence closed the entertainment.
General Hector Tyndale Post, No. 160, Phila
delphia, claims now to have the handsomest
Grand Army banner in the Department. It is
of silk, forty by sixty inches in size. The
front is blue, in the centre being a fine medal
lion portrait of Gen. Tyndale, over and under
which, on ribbons, arc the name and number
of tho Post. The trimmings are rich, gilt
open-work lace and heavy bullion fringe on
sides and end. The back is searlet, with a
a large oil painting of the Grand Army badge,
and the inscription, "General Hector Tyndale
Post, No. 160, G. A. R., Philadelphia, January
1, 1883," with gilt army lace on the side. It
is mounted on a polished ebony stall", jointed
and surroundcel by a gilt metal eagle The
loops by which it is hung to a polished ebony
stretcher are of rich, gilt lace. A drapery of
heavy gilt cablo cord at the top, gilt bullion
tassels and cord on sides and end complete tnis
beautiful piece of workmanship. Tho banner
is a present from tho widow of him a1iosc
honored name the Post bears.
Col. D. M. Jones Post, No. 172, Tyrone, Pa.,
gave an entertainment on the 12th inst., at
Conrael's Opera House, which netted $75 for
the relief fund. Tho programme consisted of
camp exercises, selections by the Sheridan Band
and Drum Corps, and a lecture on " Reminiscen
ces of the War," by Colonel Danks. The ofiicers
of the Post are: Commander, J. D. Hicks;
S. A. C, Alexander D. Mprrow; J. V. C, J I. F.
Copolin; Adjutant, C. IS. Traynor; Surgeon,
Peter Dennv; Chaplain, J. C. M. Hamilton;
Q. M., C. B. 'Bowles; O. D., R. G. McLanahan;
0. G., J. Porter Bateman ; S. M., Martin Berk
ley ; Q. M. S., Adam Goss ; O. S., Samuel White;
1. G., Daniel Harris.
J. J. Andrews 1'ost, No. 70, Corry, Penna.,
has installed tho following: Commander, F.
II. Button : S. V. C, S. Colwell ; J. V. C , Wil
liam Thompson; Chaplain, Rev. B. Mason; O.
)., E. I. Jones; O. G., M. Kessler; Surgeon,
Dr. D. E. De Ross; Q. M., Lewis Crosby; Ad
jutant, M N. Baker. Tho Post has 150 mem
bers and one of the finest halls in tho city.
Weekly meetings have been held for over
fifteen years. Several hundred dollars have
recently been added to the relief fund by the
production of the war drama "Truo Blue."
"Tho latch-string," says our correspondent,
" is always out, and TiiK National Tkibuxe
kept on file."
At a regular meeting of Gustin Post, No. 151,
Troy, Pa., held recently, the lollowing officers
were installed by Post Commander Butler, Ing
ham Post, No. 91, of Canton, Pa.: Commander,
Uri N. Vcrbeck; S.V. C, Rev. J. B. French;
J. V. C, A. L. Cooper; Adj't, G. II. Mason; Q.
M.. W. E. Chilson ; Surg., J. C. Strait ; Chap.,
John F. Hunt; O. D., D. C. Lapinan ; O. G.,
E. D. Benedict ; S. 31., J. V.'. Gould ; Q. M. S.,
D. S. Kenyon. The Post is in a good healthy
condition and adding to its membership at most
The following officers of Colonel William G.
Murray Post. No. 39, Hollidaysburg, Penn.,
wero installed on the 13th instant: Commaneler,
George P. Kelly; S.V. C, David M. Sellers; J.
V. C, Benj. White; Adjutant, R. A. Conrad;
Q. M., J. C. Akers: Snrgeon, D. C. Hays, M. D.;
Chaplain, D. M. Lotz; O. D., Wm. H. McKce;
O. G., Albert Sanders. This Post one year and
a half ago was almost extinct, but at present it
is in a flourishing condition, having sixty-six
members in good standing and money in tho
Tho oflicers of Captain George Stow Post, No
274, Tionesta, Pa., are : Commander, D. S. Knox ;
S.V. C, S. C. Johnston; Q. M., C. W.Clark;
Adjutant, S. V. Irwin; J. V. C, Daniel Black;
Q. M. S., James Swailes; O. G., George Carr;
O. D., G. W. Albaugh ; Chaplain, Henry Rodes;
S. M., Wm. Lawrence; Surg., Dr. J. W. Morrow.
After the installation, which took place on the
11th inst., speeches M'cro made by Comrades
Knox, Johnson, Black, Clark and Albaugh.
The following comrades werj installed Janu
ary 5th as otlicors of Phelps Post, No. 12 1. East
Smithfield, Penn.: Commander, A. O. Scott; S.
V. C, J. L. Vincent; J. V. C, Pliny Wood;
Chaplain, W. N. Waldron ; O. IX, Henrv Wit
tago ; O. G., O. E. Wilcox ; Adj't, E. E. Cham
berlin; Q. M., L. I. Adams; Surgeon, H. M.
Moody ; S. M., J. S. Dotz ; Q. 31. S., P. D. Eager;
Delegate to Dept. Encampment, L. I. Adams.
Wilson Colwell Post, No. 291, Armstrong
county, Pennsylvania, at a recent meeting,
passed a resolution requesting their represen
tatives in Congress not to interfere with inter
nal revenue laws, as this course might alfect sol
dier'.i claims. The Post, although but young,
has forty-eight members eighteen more than
at its organization.
The following officers of Heilner Post, Ly
kens, Pa., havo been installed : Commander, J.
B. McCoy ; S. V. C, I. W. Holland ; J. V. C,
William Thomas; Adjutant, Henry licit; Q.
M., II. W. Snyder; Surgeon, Oscar Shindler;
Chaplain, F. N. Wise ; O. D., Henry Keiser ;
O. G.. Wm. Martz ; S. M., Henry Feindfc. The
Post has seventy-six members.
Captain James Ham Post. No. 19S, Hones
dale, Pa., has installed the following oflicers
Post Commander R. W. Brady, Installing offi
cer: Commander, Isaac II. Ball ; S. V. C, Jas.
Williams; J. V. C, Thomas B. Medlaud; Chap
lain, Captain Lobb; O. D., James Fox; Q. 31.,
The seventeenth annual Encampment of tho
Department ofPennsylvania will be held at
Wilkesbarre on Wednesday, January 31, and
Thursday, February 1. Department head
quarters will bo established at the Wvoming
About 100 comrades of Post No. 2, Philadel
phia, Pa., with guard and orchestra, cscorteel
Commander Louis R. Fortesquo to Doylestown,
Pa., last Tuesday, where ho organized General
William L. Bodino Post, No. 306.
Comrado David Shontz, Phillipsburg, Centre
co., Pa., writes us that John W Geary Post,
No. 90, of that place, now numbers about sev
enty members. II. O. Hufl'er is the Comnianilor,
and George Heimach, Adjutant.
The Post at Emlcnton, Pa., now has thirty
members, and four applications pending. At
thorecent installation of offii'ers, comrades wero
present from tho adjacent towns of Foxbury
Tho Annual Encampment of the Department
of Kentucky was held at Covington on the
16Hi and 17th instants. Thero was a large at
tendance. Delegates were present from twelve
Posts. It is only within a comparatively recent
period that the Order has attained anything of
numerical strength in Kentucky. There wero
one or two Posts in the larger cities of the State,
but the want of general interest in tho move
ment was only too painfully evident. Within
the past six months, however, a decided change
has taken place. Posts have been organized in
very many of tho smaller cities, anil the pre
liminary steps for tho formation of many others
havo been taken. 3luch of tho revival of in
terest is duo to General James C. 3lichio and
his efficient assistants, in Garfield Post of Cov
ington, and Nelson Post of Newport. General
3lichie's services wero properly appreciated by
his appointment as Commander of the (provis
ional) Department of Kentucky. Scarcely a
week has passed without oithcr tho organiza
tion of a Post or somo decided movement being
niado in that direction. The result has been as
encouraging as tho most sanguino could havo
wished. On tho ovening of tho 16th tho Cov
ington Po-t entertained tho delegates at its
headquarters on 3Iadison street. On tho 17th,
the delegation assembled at G. A. R. Hall, with
Commandor General James C. Michie in tho
chair. There was a full attendance. After a
prayer by tho chaplain, a permanent Depart'
ment of Kentucky was formally organized,
with the following officers elected for the
present vear: Commaneler, General James C.
ilichie, Covington ; S. V. C, William II. Har
ton, Newport; J. V. C, George W. Northup,
Louisville; 31. D., William A. 3Iaginnity, Fal
mouth; Chaplain, C. H. Baldwin, Covington.
Council of Administration Messrs. L. R. Haw
thorn, Newport; T. E. Livezey, Covington;
S.G.Hillis, Concord; J W. Robbins, Falmouth,
and C. B. 3Iitchell, Owensboro. Commander
3Iichie then appointed tho following officers as
his staff: A. A. G., William G. Allen, Coving
ton; A. Q. 31. G., O. A. Reynolds, Covington;
Insp'r, J. II. Fisher, Owensboro; J. A., E. C.
Hubbard. Hartfoid; C. 31. O., E. T. Lincoln,
Louisville. 3Ir. E. T. Lincoln, of Louisville,
was appointed delegate, and D. O. Reiley alter
nate, to represent the Department at the Na
tional Convention, to be hold at Denver, Colo
rado, next June. 3Icssrs. Edward T. Lincoln,
William II. Harton. anel George W. Northup,
who had been selected a committee to deciele
on an appropriate uniform for tho members of
the Kentucky Department, in their report
recommended that the uniform for Department
and Post officers consist of a soft black felt hat,
with gold cord, a navy-blue pants, vest, and
coat, the latter to be double-breasted and with
G. A. R. buttons. For comrade? the uniform
proposed isasinglo-breastcd flannel blouse, with
white vests and hats same as those of the ofli
cers. It was derided that the next Encamp
ment should be held in Louisville. The pro
ceedings closed with a Camp-fire, in which
-Nelson Post, of Newport, and detachments
from Cincinnati Posts, participatcel. Toasts
were drunk, and a gooel time had generally.
Comrade C. A. Purely, Falmouth, Kentucky,
writes us that the Grand Army Post at that
place now numbers thirty members and is in
good working order. The Post Commander ia
E. Reagan, S. V. C, C. T. Swoopc; J. V. C, C.
A. Purdy ; Adjutant, J. H. Bishop.
The State Encampment of Ohio at Youngs- t
town completed its business on last Thursday
after a two days' session. An exciting contest
took place for Department Commander between
Comrade C. T. Clark, of Columbus, the last in
cumbent, and P. W. Stanhope, of Cincinnati,
which resulted in the election of the former by
173 votes to his opponent's 119. The election
was conducted on both sides with candor and
fairness. 3Iunehowcr of Ironton, was elected
Senior Vice Commander, anel Hoyt. of Ashta
bula, was elected Junior Vice Commander; J.
T). Zimmerman was unanimously re-elected
3lcdical Director; Rev. A. G.Byers, of Columbus,
was unanimously re-electeel Chaplain; S. S.
Peters was re-elected Department Historian ;
II. A. Axline Roger Alcott, S. II. Hurst, J. B.
Allen, and T. D. 3IcGillicuddy were electel ?.
Council of Administration. John O. 3IcGowan,
of this city, retiring Senior Vice Commander,
was unanimously electeel Belegatc-at-Largo to
tho National Encampment to be held at Denver.
This is one of the highest honors the Encamp
ment can bestow. There was an exciting
struggle for the place for the next annual En
campment. Springfield, Tiffin, anel Zancsvillo
wanted it. The vote stood : 1415 for Zanesville,
SO for Tiffin, and 52 for Springfield. A great
deal of business was rushed through the closing
hours of tho Encampment. Resolutions were
adopted giving any Post having 100 members
or less one delegate. After first delegate, then
it shall require a membership of 200, or a frac
tion of 100 or over, in addition, to each delegate.
The second declares that patriotic services and
heroic sacrifices of solelicrs and sailors in the
late- war deserve the highest consideration,
warmest gratitude, and most generous treat
ment at tho hands of the Government. The
third calls for some measure to equalize boun
ties. The fourth asks Congress to so amend
the law relating to the admission of disabled
soldiers anel sailors of the late war to soldiers'
homes that such veterans may be admitted
when they can trace their disability not only
directly, but indirectly to their service in the
army. The fifth asks the Government to so
enlarge the homes for disabled volunteers as to
give ample accommodation to all entitled to be
received therein. The sixth recites that in
order to preserve regimental flags anel relics of
the war, the General Assembly of Ohio is re
eiuested to take such steps as shall prevent the
temporary removal of such flags or relics from
tho custody of the Adjutant-General. Resolu
tion seven recalls, with gratitude and admira
tion, the stubborn loyalty of the country in the
hour of her peril, the great services and per
sonal generosity to the soldiers of the Union
of the late Governor Tod, and promises to re
vive and keep green the memory of this most
patriotic citizen of Ohio, who passed the wholo
of his valuable life in this city. The remaining
resolution was taffy for Department Commander
Clark anel Senior Vice Commander 3IcGowan,
citizens of Youngstown, the press, and ladiea
of this city. A pleasing feature of the Encamp
ment was tho parade. The weather was
fine, and the streets wero crowded with
enthusiastic visitors During the exercises in
tho Opera House on the 17th inst., General
Kountz, Pjist Department Commander, was pre
sented with a beautiful and valuable baelge, the
presentation speech being made by General
Hurst, of Chillicothe. At tho top, and serving
as a pin, is a major-general's shoulder-strap,
(the badge of a Department Commaneler,) each,
star being sec with a diamond. Next below ia
a cartrielge box upon a white enamel back
ground, the box being inscribed, "40 rounds,"
which is tho motto of the Fifteenth Army
Corps. Then comes a elrum, with crosseel sticks,
and finally a G. A. R. star, in the center of
which is the coat-of-arms of Ohio. Comrade
Kountz responded in fitting terms. Comrade
Thomas, of Akron, was also on the same occa
sion made the recipient of a handsome badge.
31r. William Elliott, editor of the Columbus
Sunday Capital, made the presentation address.
We have received a copy of 3Irs. Kate Bramlee
Sherwood's beautiful poem The Soldier's
Ring written expressly for the annual En
campment, but tho pressure of news precludes
Comrade W. O. 3yers, Commander Canton
Post, No. 25, Canton, Ohio, writes us: "The
boys like The Tkibuxe very much think it
is the best paper publisheel in tho interest of
the veterans and the G. A. R. and expect to
increase the list of subscribers materially within
the year. I shall take pleasure in recommend
ing it to all interesteel in the G. A. R. and tho
soldier's cause." At the last regular meeting
Comrade J. 31. Ebersole installed the following
oflicers: Commaneler, W. O. Myers; S. Y. C,
11. S. 3Ioses : J. V. C, A. T. 3IcCutcheon, Q. 31.,
Charles Bockius; Q. 31. S.. G. W. Althouse;
Adj't, II. R. Packer; S. 31., W. 3L Housel;
Chaplain, R. A. Cassiely; O. D., John Horn;
O. G., appointed bv P. C, T. J. Smith; I. G.,
Isaac Judd, O. O., Henry Culby: C. B., C. II.
Culver ; A. C. B., G. W. Lynch. Tho following
appointments wero also mado: J. 3L Ebersole,
C. T. Oldfield and G. D. Harter, Committee on
Finance ; H. S. 3Ioses, A. T. 3l"cCutcheon, R. A.
Cassidy and Dr. G. B. Cock, Committee on
Charity, P. S. Sowers, 31. Aeller and Frank
Schiltz, Committee on Grievance; P. P. Bush,
II. C. Ellison. Dr. J. P. Schilling, B. F. Rey
nolds, E. D. Keplinger and 31. Bitzer, fcm
mitteo on Employment ; Georgo 3Iorgan. Jamea
A. Raynolds, C.Apple and George Kline, Guides;
A. Garner, John Rader.SamuclBecherer, Adam
Hissner, George Lieptag, R. D. Stockdale, Wm.
Cowley and Aaron Kelly, Firing Squad. Can
ton Post has grown from SI to 141 members
and eight more to bo mustered. It has a iunel
for charitable purposes amounting to nearly
$700, and has niado provision for a $25 funeral
benefit. A Ladies Aid Society auxiliary to the
Post has just been organized.
Buckley Post, No. 12, Akron, O., recently cele
brated tho occasion of their removal into new
eiuarters, in Barber's Block, by a grand Camp
fire and the public intallation of the following
officers: Commander, Geo. Billow; S. V C, A.
A. Bartlett; J V C, B. F. 3iandcrbaeh; Adj't,
D.W. Thomas, Q. 31., Charles D. Stcese ; Surg.,
J.H.Morrison; Chaplain, J B. Creighton; O.
D.,E.F Taggert; O. G..3I.IIonoddlo; S.M.,T.
W. Nash; Q.'M. S., Charles Edgerly. After tho
ceremony, tho comrades and guests took up a
line of inarch to tho supper-room, where rations
of a most palatable character were discussed.
To:ists auel songs followed, and a most enjoy
able evening was thus passed.
Elliott Post, No. 255, Jeromoville, O., recently
held their first open meeting, at which the fol
lowing officers were installed by Comrade John
Scott, assisted by Comrado D. B. Goodman:
Commander, Frank Ridgley; S.V C, 3IicheI
Housholder; J V C, C. T. Alleman; Chaplain,
Win. McLain; O. D., J. H. Hasler; O. G., John
Zellors , Surg., Silas Potter; Adj't, W. H. Kelly ;
S. 31., Adam Larn; Q. 3L S., C. Davis; Q. 31.,
Wm. Cephii3. Comrade Ridgley, P. C, writes us:
"We liko Tun Tkiboe very much; could not
allbrd to be without it."
Comrade 3Iichael Brumer, Fayettevillo, Ohio,
writes us that the ex-soldiers of Perry town
ship, Brown county, are endeavoring to estab
lish a new Post in that vicinity, Comrado