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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. 0., THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 1883.
B rawer was taken prisoner at ilio battlo of
Cfaickamaug and succeeded twice in escaping
from prison, oneo from Danville and the sec
ond time from Audereonville, but in both in
htaucos was recaptured. He was on the Sultana
when she blew tip, and -was ono of the few wlio
escaped with their lives.
Comrade Jno. K. Decke writes us : Bailey
Post, So. Idl. of Portsmouth, Ohio, is still on
top, and destined to continue so. "On Friday
evening, the 12th inst., this Post gave the sec
ond entertainment of the season at Wilkholmc's
;jK.ra House, at which time the elocutionist,
Miss Nella F. Brown, of Boston, gave readings.
Net proceeds of this entertainment were 120.
The following officers have been installed for
the ensuing year: Commander, Col. W. W.
Iteilly; S. V. C, Lieut., E. II F.wing; J. V. C,
J.ieut.-Col. O. D. Foster; Giiaplam. Jcev. ii. x.
J no. K. Deckc.
Quigle Post. Kb. 110, was organized at Swan
ton, Ohio, on the 2d inst., with twenty-two
charter lv.o.uHcrs. A number of applications
have since len received. The following arc
the officers: Commander, "William Geyser: S.
V. C, It C. Scott : J. V. C C. W. Klino; Ad'jt.,
J. P. Miller; Surgeon. William Shafer; Chap
lain. 11. Newton; Q. M.. II. Hill: 0. ., W. D.
!-uu!i: O. U., D. F. Aslor; S. M., F. House
man Q. M. S., L. G. Marsh.
C-uiiirado A. II. Boyer, Bucyrus, O., writes
that Keller Post, No. 128, of that place, recently
installed the following officers: Commander,
"William MVCutcheu: S. V. C, Frank Kecves;
,5. Y.C.. F. F. Siovers; O. D., F. O. Peck ; Adj't,
A. 31. Boyer; Q. M., A. E. Humiston: Surg., J.
F. Fitzsiminoiis; Chap., M. P. Dixon; O. G.,
II. Itupensberger; S. M., Joe "Walker; Q. M. S.,
L Sclieidt-irgrr. The members of the Post havo
presented J.:- Post Commander S. D. Welsh
witli a beautiful badge.
Mustering officer H. L. Korte, assisted by
Post m.mander JI.V. B. Kennedy, of Ilazlett
Past, Zanesville. O., recently organized Axliue
Post, No. 290. Boscville, O., and installed tho
fillowing ollicers: Commander, "W. B. Lowry,
. V. C. G. B. Weaver; J. V. C, J. T. Weaver;
. M., F. 31. Rider: Chaplain, B. A. Larzelcro;
. D.. II. IL Meliek ; Surg., D. T. French ; O. G.,
.kse Sprankle; Adj't, L. S. Kildow; S. M., J.
31. Bccui; Q. ii. S., Lyman Lowry. Tho new
3'ost has seventeen members.
Given Post, Xo. 133, Woostcr, Ohio, has in
s, ailed the following officers: Commander, D.
Curry: S. V. C, L. Q. Jeffries; J. Y. C, J. 11.
Wuidsworth: Q. 31.. Euos Pierson; Surg., Dr.
A. 11. Hunt: Chaplain, Kev. S. 31. Ceauiblctt;
(. DC. II. Hosier; O. G.? A. A. Carr; Adj't,
Vv. 31. Baumgardner; S. 31.. W. II. Ent; Q. 31.
S.. J. B. Taylor. Given Post has a membership
of 135. in good standing. The comrades are pre
nariug to give a military drama, entitled " Tho
Little Major," for the benefit of the Post.
The following are the ollicers of Dyer Post,
.":. 17, Painesville, Ohio, installed on the
ftii inst.: Commander, W. A. Coleman ; S. A".
C, C. W. Lamunvau: J. V. C. Franklin Paino;
O. 31., E. T. Donaldson; O. D., 31. S. Pitcher;
. (r., William Anthony; Surg., C. T. 3Iorley ;
Adj't, A. B. GIe.cn; Q. 31. S., A. D. Crofoot; S.
M., F. J. Goldsmith; Chaplain, Comrade
Branch. After the installation a Camp-firo
was lighted and a pleasant evening passed.
Dick 3Iorris Pos't, Xo. 130, Galion, Ohio, has
installed the following officers: Commander,
George J. Dietrich; S. V. C, 31. 3Ianlcy; J. V.
C, D. B. Gormon ; Q. 31., J. S. Xace ; Surgeon,
3 )r. J. Campbell ; O. D., W. B. Osbom ; O. G.,
William Kiley ; Chaplain, Bev. C. H. Stocking ;
Adj't, Charles Weber ; Serg't 3Iaj., A. G. Bryan ;
Q. 31. Serg't, S. M. Beese. It's recent Camp-firo
was a success.
A Post has been organized at Swantou, Ohio,
with twenry-vwo charter members.
The annual Encampment, Department of
Michigan, was held at Battle Creek on the 18th
inst. The attendance of delegates and visitors
was'large. The business meeting was attended
by About 300 members. Among thoso present
were B. II. Pierce, of Grand Bapids, Depart
ment Commander ; G. 11. Wright, Benton Har
bor, Senior Vice Department Commander; O.
A. James, Hillsdale, Junior Vice Department
( ommauder; S. S. French, Battle Creek, Med
ical Director. The Council of Administration
wasrepresentcd by Comrades A. 31. Holt, De
troit; W. L. Byau, Muskegon, and George Cook,
Grand Bapids. The official stall' present was
p. follows: Comrades H. H. Holton, Grand
Kapids, Assistant Adjutant General: C. B. Ciir-
-enter. Grand Itapids. Quartermaster; L. G.
Kutherford, Hart, Judge Advocate, and J. G.
T i;ld, Bangor. Chief 3Iusteriug Officer. Xearly
forty Post Commanders answered to their
I'Hiuos, and every Post in the State, including
that at Williamston organized last week, had a
representative. At the business meeting but
little was done outside of the work of organiza
tion. During the meeting Paul Van Dervoort,
of Omaha, Nebraska, Commander-in-Chief of
the G. A. B. of the United States, was intro
duced and addressed the meeting. The follow
ing officers were elected : O. A. .lanes, Hillsdale,
3vpa :.ient Commander; George 11. Wright,
lii'iito.. Harbor, S. V. Dexiartment Commander;
J. M. Keller, Saginaw, J. V. Department Com
mander; B. J. Shank, Lansing, Medical Di
rector; J. II. Savage, 31ancelona, Chaplain.
( uncil of Administration: B. F. Partridge,
ay City ; A. F. Temple, Muskegon ; D. W.
lawyer, Quincy; X. Chase, Otsego; J. G.Todd,
Bangor. Delegates to Xational Encampment:
W. E. Thorp, Hart; Georgo W. Pease, Way
i.nd; Frel Bay, Ogden Center; C. G. Hamp
ton, Detroit; W. II. 3Iiller, Harbor Sirings.
Alternates: A. Shepard, St Joseph ; A. J. ilrad-
3 id, Muskegon; B. F. Brunei-, ; E. S.
Dickinson, Gaylord. A roaring Camp-fire
i losed a most successful session. A few facts
acerning tho history of tho organization in
i lie State may not be amiss at this time. The
frst State Encampment was held at Grand
I "p'dis at wJiich only five Posts were present
1 y delegates. At this meeting Colonel Inncs,
:' Grand Bapids, was selected Commander, and
s nee that time the organization has had its
ups and downs. There are in the Stato to-day
M3 Posts, having a membership of -1.322., One
Near ago the roster showed only 1,700 names,
that the "Army" to-day is stronger numer
ically and in better spirit, there is reason to be
lieve, than at any time since its organ i
z'ttion. Comrade Janes, the new Comuian
!f, was a private in the army, and lost his
. r:i on the field of battle. llo is the right
::an in the riglit place. Commander-in-Chkf
' an Dcrvoorl's speech at the banquet given on
ie evening of the Jbth inst. to the members
the Encampment by Farragut Post and the.
lizens f Battle Crock is descrilitd as eloquent
id impressive, but, unfortunately, no steno
. lapber wa at hand to report it. The Dele
t .ites were the recipients of the most gracious
urtcsk at the hands of the citizens of Battle
rjck, and nothing was left undone to make
ie Encampment a success. A member writes
that many a good word was spoken for The
i'ltlEUXis, and it was generally regarded as " a
; rand exponent of soldiers' rights."
!ac Chandler Post, Xo. 35, South Haven,
" ' idi, lias been presented with a handsome
k, flag by the C. B. Q's., an order composed
3u: jt ladies. The officers of the Post are :
oiuu:::udert Horrick Hotlges; S. V. C, L. K.
.'t-K-iuj J. V. C, J. S. Hicks; Adj't, G. H.
....u; Q- L, E. D. lJie; Surg., W.G. Truce;
hap., A. J. Jordon; O. I)., X. T. Dyers; O.G.,
'i'. Lowis; S. 31., J. 31. Mitchell; Q. 3L S., S.
The Post at Cadillac, 3Iich., is not as prosper
ous as it might be, owing, it is thought, to the
high initiation fee, and the inability of some
of the principal officers to bo regular in their
Kttendandatice at meetings. At a recent meet
ing it was decided to apply for authority to
i -Id an election for new officers, when the ini
t:ation fee will also be. reduced.
Edwin Colwell Post, Bloomingdale, 31ich.,
recently had a public installation of officers
i.;lowed by an oystor supper.
Comrade Benjamin Stuart writes us that
1 hen- is a prospect of a Pott being organized at
ti. Uair, Mich.
We are indebted to our correspondent, " Co.
H. Thirteenth Indiana," for a long and inter
esting lettor from Francesvillc, 3nd., giving a
rscription of Henry S. I..anc Post, Xo. 70, lo
i:;ted there, but owing to tho crowded condi
t on of our columns we can only find room for
: :'( extracts from it. The following are tho
. lliiars of the Pvt ( 'ommander, Dr. Moses M.
Goidon; 8 V. C. S'ephon Thrasher; J. V. C,
A.Tague; Chaplain, Frank Vose: Surgeon, C.
31. Uarrigus; Q. 3L, Harrison Wilson; Adj't,
Thomas Truelock; O. D., Thomas Edgbert ; O.
a., I). Wood; Q. 31. S., Win. Hammond; S.3L,
W. H. Hine3. Tho Commander is much inter
Badser; O. D., Lieut. Jno. D. Jones; (. G.,
Lieut., C.S. Cadot; Q. M., Lieut. W. T. Burton ;
dj'fc. Lieut. Geo. W. Ilclfmstein; D. M. 0.,
ested in military aflairs, being also Captain of
tho Camahan Guards. Ho hr.s raised a com
pany of youths the Gordau Cadets and has
enrolled inen for a battery of light artillery,
which is to bj organized if guns can be pro
cured. He recently mustered in Post Xo. 123
at 3Icdarysvillo, with twenty-four charter
members, and is engaged in organizing another
Post, which when mustered in will, with Post
Xo. .11. at Winamac, the county scat, make four
Posts in Pulaski county. A memorial has been
scut to Governor Poner, by old soldiers, rec
ommending Commander Gordon for tho col
onelcy of the Third Indiana State militia a
regiment now organizing. When .Mrs. Lane
learned that Pot Xo. 70 had named itself after
her hU' husband. Senator Lane, she wrote a
letter of thanks from Thcrapin, near Const-in-tinople,
where she was visiting her brother-in-law.
Gen. Lew Wallace, U. S. 3linister to Tur
key. The following Posts have recently been or
ganized in Indiana: Xo. ll-l,Waiaw; 115, Xcw
Carlisle; 110, Andrews: 117, Bristol; IIS,
Bovlestown; 11!. 3Iiddlctowu ; 120, Boon
vilie: 121, 3Iedarysville; 122, 3Iiddlefork;
123, Bockport; 121, Princeton; 125, Liginu
ier; 12G, Conncrsvillc ; 127. Franklin. Tho
annual meeting of tho State Association
of tho Mexican War Veterans, who numbered
about 100, was held at Indianapolis last Thurs
day. They received tho compliment of an in
vitation to visit the Legislature, whero they
were addressed by Governor Albort G. Porter
Ivosciusko Post, Xo. Ill, Warsaw, Indiana,
had a Camp-firo Beunion at the Opera House,
on tho 17th inst., which proved :i grand success.
Tho rations consisted of hard-tack, bacon,
codec and beans (army style). The cntortain
ment consisted of vocal and instrumental mu
sic, toasts, speeches and recitations. Tho Post,
organized with but twenty charter members
a little over two months ago, has now about
seventy, and twenty-five applications to bo
acted upon. It is doing a good work in looking
after soldiers' widows and orphans, and has
already secured papers admitting three of tho
latter to the Soldiers' Orphans' Homo of the
Comrade- Francis 31. Grigsby, Princeton,
Indiana, writes us that Archer Post of that
place was orgauized on the 13lh inst., with
thirty-two charter members, and that there
aro now twenty moro applicants for member
ship. Tho following aro tho officers : Com
mander, Byron 31ills; S. V. C, Joseph Ash
mead ; J. V. C, William Cameron ; Q. 31., Wil
liam Duncan ; O. D., II. V. Chambers ; O. G.,
John Turnage; Adjutant, Joseph Hartin.
Comrade Thomas J. Clark, Connersville, Ind.,
writes us that a new Post was established at
that place on the 9th inst., Commander llif, of
Richmond Post, officiating, assisted by other
comrades. Thirty-two men were mustered in
as charter members, and twenty more will
probably bo mustered at the next meeting. It
is hoped to increase their membership to 10U
before the close of the year.
Comrade Harrison Walter, 31iddlcfork, Ind.,
writes us that a Post was established there- on
December 10, 1SS2, and its members aro busy
recruiting. He says: "I am taking eight pa
pers, and will have to drop some of them, but
Thk TitlBUKE will be the hist ono. Tiiu Tnin
UXB will not be forgotten when wo get in
good running order."'
William A. Smith Post, Xo. 107, Patoka, 111.,
was mustered into servico on tho 5lh instant,
with thirty-four old soldiers for a starter. Tho
officers are as follows : Commander, H. D. Hull ;
S. V. C.,J. H. Hudspetle; J.V. C, E. W. Jones ;
Adj't, F. J. Cooper; Surgeon, B. F. Bodgcrs;
Chaplain, J. E. Smith ; Q. 31., Ilenrv Clark; O.
D., S. II. Quavle; O. G., J. L. Dorris; S. 31.,
Wm. Pool ; (J. 31. S., B. Baldwin. There are a
great many old soldiers in reach of this Post,
and it is confidently expected that the Post
will be one hundred strong within a year. Tho
first meeting was very interesting. Soldiers
who fought at Vicksburg, Atlanta, Gettysburg,
and, in fact, the length and breadth of the con
federacy, and many of them carrying the marks
of rebel lead on their persons, met and sang the
Xational anthem in the way that it used to bo
heard around the Camp-fires twenty years ago.
The following arc the officers of Alfred Har
rison Post, Xo. 1")2, Palestine, Illinois: Com
mander, John W. Leaverstan ; J. V. C, Perry
Brimburg; O. D., George B. Sweet; O. G., Or
rin Apple; Q. 31., D. B. 31ills; Chaplain, J. 31.
Gullett; Surgeon, W. W. 3Iartin; Adj't, ,Wm.
Groen. The Post recently gave i fi' bean 'supber"'
which netted $30 for the Belief Fund. It is
proposed to organize a Ladies' Aid Society aux
iliary to the Post. Our correspondent omitted
to send the name of the S. V. C. Ei.
IVwfc Xo. 91, Henry, Illinois, recently held a
public installation followed by vocal and in
strumental must; an 1 addresses by Captain J.
C. Townsend, niavor of the city, and 31r. P. S.
Periey. P. W. Wykoir. P. P. C. was presented
with a handsome Post Commander's badge by
Comrado Be.ker in a ne.it speech. Comrade
Walter Scott is now commander.
A now Post, Xo.173, has recently been organ
ized at 3IcLean. Ills., with thefollowingollirers:
Commander, II. A. Kcve; S. V. C, William
3IcCarly ; J. V. C, W. C. Arnold; Q. 31., S. I.
3-each; Adj't, G. I. Vanness; O. D., L. Archer;
(). G., T. 11. Stone; Chap., 31. (J. Haughcy;
Surg., D. G. Palmer; Q. 31. S., C. L. 3Ic('omb;
S. 31., F. A. Eyestone; D. 3L, L. G. Smith.
Colonel J. A. Sheelz died recently at his resi
donee at Freeport, 111., in the forty-seventh
year of his age. He was brevetted brigadier
general for gallantry on the field during tho
late war. At its close ho ontered the regular
army and served nine years. Jlo was a mem
ber of John A. Davis Post.
Tho regular annual Encampment of tho De
partment of 3Iinnisota was held at Druid Hall,
St. Paul, on the IHth inst. A full attendance
of delegates was present from nearly all the
Posts in tho Department. The routine busi
ness of the Ordr occupied the meeting
during the afternoon. Boll-call, committee
reports, reports of officers, &.C., were taken up
iu turn and rapidly dispatched. The election
of ollicers for the ensuing year was then at
tended to, with the following result: (.'om
mander, John P. Bea, Minneapolis; S. V. C,
B. A. Becker, St. Paul; J. V. C, A. R. Burle
son, Spring Valley ; Surg., D.J. o: Rhodes, Still
water; Chap., Bev. J. V. Liscomb, 3hmkato.
The Delegates-elect to tho Xational Encamp
ment, to be held at. Denver next August, are:
Samuel Bloomer, of Stillwater, and E. C. Bald),
of .Minneapolis, with C. (. Whitney, of Marshall,
and J. II. Baker, of St. Paul, as Alternates.
The Council of Administration is composed of
11. C. Livingston, Spring Vallev ; C. Xiehols,
Duhith; J. H. Ege, 31inneapolis; W. T. Burr
and J. S. Brown, Stillwater. The appointed
officers will not be announced till next week.
The Council of Administration was empowered
to issue a call for a semi-annual Encampment
next summer, to be held at 31iunelonka, prob
ably. Alter deciding to hold the next Encamp
ment at Stillwater, the convention adjourned.
Governor Hubbard and other prominent citi
zens were invited to address the ovening ses
sion of the Encampment at the new Armory
Hall, hut failed to put in an appearance. The
Delegate.--, in uniform, with a full attendance
of ladies and friends, proceeded to trip the
light fantastic to the music of the Great Union
band. A good supper was piovidcd, and the
evening was pleasantly passed.
Henry Rogers Post, Xo. 11, Brownsdale,
Minn., recently gave an entertainment at Sleep
er's Hall, which proved a giand success. The
entertainment consisted of short addresses and
old army songs, closing with an exhibition of
musketry drill which was highly appreciated
by the audience. After it, tho hall was cleared
for a dance and thirty-eight couples quickly
seized the opportunity. The officers of the
Post are: Commander, Albert Swift; Adj't, A.
.). Hunt; S. V. C, Alfred Lounslmry ; J.V. C,
Burr ilaxwell; Surg., Henry Harris; Chaplain,
C. S. Beuulieu; O. I)., Charles Gage; (). 31., 31.
B. Johnson; O. G., F. A. ('aril.
General Orders, Xos. 9 and 10, Department
of Missouri, have been issued during tho pres
ent month. The former is in reference to the
death of Col. Xat. 31. Gwynne, late A. A. G. of
tho Department, at his homo in Kansas City,
January Gth. after a short illness of a few days.
As a comrado of the Grand Army of the Re
public, he has ever been an active member;
as a soldier, his record is without blemish; as
a citizen, he was respected for his many noble
qualities, and his death will bo deeply felt by
a large circle of friend.. Comrade Gwynne re
ceived from the Congress of the United States
a medal for bravery on tho field of battle, (at
Petersburg, Va.,) and lost an 'arm at the
"Mine." He was buried from his residence
with military honors. About two hundred
comrades attended, the 3IcPhersou Guards, G.
A. B., being out in full force under arms. An
oration ' was delivered by Department Com
mander Warner. In the course of it he said:
"How he discharged his duties faithfully and
well is known to all his comrades. I will not
attempt to recount his deeds. To whatever
post of danger patriotism called, there hero
ism unhesitatingly led him. He went where
older and stronger men had feared to stay."
An entertainment will bo given shortly for tho
benefit of tho widow and orphan of tho de
ceased. General Order, Xo. 10, states the
fact that the increase of tho Order in 3Iissouri
during the last quarter was nearly 100 per
cent. The following Posts have been organized
sinco the Department Roster was issued in
Xovember: Hannibal Post, Xo. -13, Hannibal;
3IcCullough Post, Xo. -11, 3Iilan; Christian
3Ieyer Post, Xo. -iu, Oregon ; Perry V. Fletcher
I'oot, Xo. !(), DeSoto; Capt. J. L. Clark Post,
Xo. 17, Green City; Gen. Geo. G. Meado Post.
Xo. 48, Lebanon: Capt. D. 31. Birch Post, Xo.
19, Edgerlon ; llarrisonville Post. Xo. 50. Har
rison villo; Col. Fred. Schaefler Post, Xo. 51,
Concordia; T. C. Wriirht Post, Xo. 52, Colbes;
Admiral Farragut Post, Xo. 53, Kansas City. .
Colonel Fred Schaefer Post, Xo. 51, Concordia,
Missouri, was dulv mustered on January 5th
by Captain G. W. Honey, A. A. A. G., Depart
ment of 3Iissouri. The following aro the offi
cers elected : Commander, William F. Walken
horst; S. V. C, John II. Powell; J. V. C, Wil
liam Dierking; Adjutant, Otto Waulkcnhorst;
Chaplain, Joseph Cretzmeyer; O. 1)., William
Dobly; O. G., Henry Koppenbrinck ; t. 31.,
John Blunder; Q. 31. S., Henry Fieno; S. 31.,
Herman Tobbencninp. Tho Post was named
in honor of Colonel F. Schaefer, of the Second
3IisFouri volunteer infantry, who was killed at
tho battle of Sfouo River, on December 31st,
1SG2, while, in command of the Third brigade,
General Sherman's division. Our correspond
ent says : " Xo braver man over drew sword
than old Colonel Schaefer."
Comrade James Kinney, Grant City, 3Io.,
gives us the following list of officers of Ells
worth Post, Xo. 32, of that place: Commander,
Louis Falke; S. V. C, Wm. J. Gibson; .J. V. C,
John Wilson : O. D., Wm. P. Sparks; Chaplain,
John Watson; O. G., John Sanders; Adj't,
Samuel Zelulf; (. 31., J. F. Mason ; S. 31., Jas.
Kinney. Our Post was organized April 19,
!Hri2. He writes: "We are. talking of giving a
Camp-fire to draw somo of the old vets who
are not yet mustered in. There aro about 200
iu this little county. We would like some sug
gestions from Tin: Ti:imXE in regard to get
ting up an entertainment." Will not some
Post Commander, who has had experience in
this matter, writo to Comrade Kinney on this
subject, enclosing programmes, fce. En. Tki
iiune.1 Comrade Albion P. Pease, of Kansas City, on
the 13th inst., publicly installed the following
officers of Wagner Post, Xo. 31. Independence,
31o. : Commander, AV. E. Axtell; S. V. C, W.
G rover: J. V. C, E. 3L Buchanan; Adj't, J. O.
Rockwell; Q. 31., T. J. Tidswell; Surg., J. L.
Fletcher: Chaplain. J. F. Clemenson; O. D.,
G. II. MrCnndless; O. (5.. C. 31. Crandall; S.3I.,
J. A. Skccn; Q. 31. S., G. W. Sapp. On tho
occasion of the installation the hall was crowded
by an appreciative audience. Speeches weie
delivered and songs sung. The Post has now
Comrado J. Carney, Gilman, Iowa, writes us
that the boys there appreciate the good work
The Xatioxai. Tkimtni: isdoing in the good
cause and bid it God speed. The ollicers of Far
ragut Post, Xo. 95, at that place are: ('om
mander, J. Harvey: S. V. C, T. J.Williams;
i J. V. C, J. B. Pence; Adjutant, II. S. Dudlov;
! Q. 31., W. D. Ferbush; Surgeon, D. 31. 3IcDan-
lel : Chaplain, George Pence; O. I)., J. II. Bell ;
O. G., J. L. Storrs ; S. 31., Thos. 3foonev; Q.3I.
S., 31. W. Mundlienk.
John Annett Post, Spencer, Town, was organ
ized recently by Comrade V. W. Lucas, assisted
by Comrades II. A. 3Iarsh and W. II. 3Iason, of
Mason City. The following officers have been
installed : Commander. Cyrus 3IcKay ; S. V.C.,
J. A. Boj'cr; 'J. V. C, Dan Gillespie; Q. 31., A.
F. 3IcConnell ; Surgeon, A. K. Frain : Chaplain,
J. P. Coleman; (). D., W. B. Davidson; ().(.,
31. S. Green ; Guard, J. P. Evans; Adj't, J. X.
Andrew; S. 31., ELsio Pickering; Q. 31., C. B.
Fairbanks. The Post started with nearly fifty
Sholledy Post, Xo. SI, 3Ionroe, Iowa, which
was mustered last June, with twontv-'five'
charter members, by Assistant AdjulantrGen
eral Townsend, now numbers seventy-seven
members in good standing. The following are
the officers: Commander, J. Cunningham; S.
3'. C, A. J. Mitchell; J. V. C. A. Custer; Q. 31.,
31. Townsend; Surg., Dr. A. S. Elwood; Chap
lain, F. 31. Slusser; O. D., A. Q. Hays; O. G.,
John Schach, and Comrades llannold and Hook,
Delegates to the Department Encampment. ,
Comrade William Graham writes us that Col.
Goodrich Post, Xo. 117, Odobolt, Iowa, was re
centlv organized with the following officers":
Commander, D. W. Flack; S. V. C, J. W. Burn
side; J. V. C, W. W. Stanfield; Adjutant, Win.
Graham ; Q- 31., F. F. Webster; Surgeon, A. A.
Bangs; Chaplain, S. Bowker; O. D., J. Austin;
O. ., W. E. Will; S. 31., D. Usher; Q. 31. S.,
Comrade S. R. Stanley, of 3foxwcll Post, Xo.
1 1, Stuart, Iowa, writes us that the following
officers havo been installed: Commander, James
lloon ; S. V. 0.. George W. llacktborn ; J. V. C,
Thomas 31. Xcwby; Adj't, S. R.Stanley; Q. 31.,
J. R. 3Iartin ; Surg., John Herriati ; '. D., Wil
liam Day: O. G., E. A. Seigfried; S. 31., P.
Gates; Q. 31. S., J. Yeger; haplain, Z. Plumb.
There will be a R.mnion of all the surviving
members of Xinth Iowa :nfantry, to be hold at
Independence, Iowa, 3Iareh (!th, 7thaud3th,
jS.S3. The committee iu charge is as follows:
Colonel William Vaudevcr, Jacob Piatt, Charles
3IcKonzie, W. 1). Thayer, P. 31. IJlson, Alonzo
Aburnethy, W. O. Curtis.
The Post at Eldon, Iowa, has been presented
with a handsome silk banner by General E. F.
Winslow, New York city. A grand fair is on
the iiipli for February llth, 1 5th and Kith, for
tho purpose of establishing a Post fund.
Comrade Theodore B. Goohl, Rock Rapids,
Iowa, writes us that about thirty ex-soldiers
have signed a petition for the establishment of
a Grand Army Post at that place, and it will
shortly be forwarded.
Comrado W. A. Harding, Red Oak, Iowa,
who sends us six new subscribers, says that
Garfield Post, Xo. 57, of that place, is in fine
condition and rapidly recruiting its member
Oswego Post, Oswego, Kans., was recently
organized, and the following officers installed
by Junior Vice Department Commander 11. W.
Pond: Commander, J. F. Hill; S. V. C, J. C,
Pattorson; J. V. C, Chas. B. Woodford; Adj't,
David Gotl'; Q. 31., George, P. Hall; Chaplain,
A. C. Loper; O. 1)., D. II. David; O. G., Joseph
Bates; S. 31., David Snowberger; (2. 31. S., F.
31. Cretors. hi writing of it, Comrado John F.
Hill says: " You will see that the hoys honored
your old crippled correspondent by making him
their commander. At the next meeting of thp
Post we will see what we can do by getting as
many of the boj's as we can to take The Tmn
LXE. 1 believe, yes, 1 know The Tjuisuxe is
the best soldiers' paper that was ever pub
lished." Comrade A. II. Broadstone, Anthonj, Kansas,
writes us that Benton Post, Xo. (51, has installed
the following officers: Commander, W. W. Hai
sey; S. V. C, T. II. Stevens; J. V. C, O. C.
Howe; Surgeon, G. 31. Keller; Chaplain, W.
H. 3Iock; O. D., A. H. Broadstone.; Q. 31., A.
D. Bowen; Adj't, J. A. Du Bois; O. (., W. A.
3fock; Q. 31. Serg't, J. A. Kilgore; Serg't Mnj.,
V. II. H. 3Ic.Dowell. He says: " Our Post,
though young and fnw in numbers, is in a
healthy condition, and we arc looking forward
to numerous accessions before long. The Tnnt
unj; is read by a number of people here. That
The TniimxE is the soldier's friend is being
demonstrated every week. 3Iay it be placed
in the hands of every comrado who wore the
General Orders Xo. 13, issued by Comrade J.
O. Walkinshaw, Department Commander of
Kansas, contains the following list of Posts
mustered since tho publication of Orders Xo.
12: Post Xo. 132, at Junction City, bv Comrado
R. Wv Jenkins; 133, Dexter, T. H.Soward; 131,
Greenleaf, S. H. 3Iaunder; 135, Xetawaka, It.
W. Jenkins; 130, Butlalo, J. V. Pierce; 137,
Seandia, B. R. Hogin; 13H, Whiting, L. V. B.
Taylor; 139, .Mound Valhv, J. V. Pierce.; MO,
Air, J. II. Burke; 111, Cora, II. II. Read; ML',
Cherry vale, II. W. Pond; 113, Helper, J. V.
Pierce; 141, Ilavensville, 11. W. Jenkins; 115,
Xeodesha, 11. W. Pond ; 110, Circlcville, Depart
ment Commander; 117, Beloit, Y. C. Whitney;
MS, in the Xinth cavalry, IJ'ort Riley, Depart
The Encampment of the Department of Kan
sas will meet this morning (January 25th) at
Wyandotte. The Order in Kansas numbers
over 7,000 comrades, and delegates from 150
Posts, besides many visitors, will be present.
Wyandotte was selected mainly as the most
central point for all Posts, and at the request of
the citizens, who are well known for their hos
pitality, and ample arrangements aro being
made for the accommodation of all who will at
tend. Comrado S. P. Burnell installed tho follow
ing officers of Post ivi, Clay Centre, Kan., on
tho 13th inst.: Commander, R. W. Jenkins: S.
Y. ('., John F. Bycrson; J. V. C, Theodore In
gersoll ; O. D., G. W. Webstor ; O. G., A. X.
Bradley; Chap., Rev. E. Gill; Adj't, C. Dis
trow; Q. 31., X. Allen; S. 31., H. R. Fcnton;
Q. 31. S., Harry Sanders. Our Post was organized
July 15th, 1S52, with fifteen members, and now
3Ieade Post, Xo. 11, Sterling. Kan., have elected
and installed the following officers: Com., J. E.
Davies; S. V. C, D. S. Krouse ; J. V. C, John
Wcddle: O. D., A. O. Currier; Chaplain, W. A.
Thomas; Surg., 31. Van Patten ; Q. 31., S. T.
Slubbs; O. G., Joseph Wilson; Adjt., J. A.
Porter: S. 31., D. Fox: Q. 31. S., T. B. Totteu ;
1. S., C. W. Kelloy ; O. S., Jorden Ilorton. The
Post numbers 90 active members, who work
shoulder to shoulder.
Comrado T. X. King, Sedan, Kan., who sonds
us eleven new subscribers, writes that the
Grand Army Post at that place now numbers
118 members. The following aro the ollicers
for 1SS5: Commander. R. G.Ward; S. V. C,
Daniel Slough; J. V. C, J. E. Iewis; O. D.,
George Hurst; Q. 31.. J. B. 3IoGill; Chap., A.
R. .Mcwmaw; Surg., D. 31. 3loorc; O. G., A. C.
O. 31. Mitchell Post, Xo. 09. O.sboruo City,
Ivan., has installed the following officers for
the ensuing year: Commander, O. F. Smith;
S. V. O., A. Saxey; J. V. C, Georgo Wright;
O. IX, A. Bloats ; O. G., Wm. F. Cochran ; Chap
lain, A. X. Frilchey; Surgeon, John Sherley;
Q. 31., I). Ward : Adjutant, L. A. Liuvill. The
Post is in a prosperous condition.
Comrade John Sassier writes us that a new
Post has been established at Pride, Kansas.
"Xinth Corps" -h rites its from David City,
Neb., as follows: "On January 5th, F. E.Brown,
A. G., and Brad. P. Cook, A. A (J., started from
Omaha and went to Weeping Water to install
the newly-elected officers of Lafayette Post,
Xo.01. Among those at the hall were comrades
from Wadsworth Post, Xo. 21, of Syracuse;
Kenesaw Post, Xo. 123, of Elmwood; Washing
ton Post. Xo. 07, of Republican City, and A.
Lincoln Post, Xo. 10, of David City. It was a
public installation, and a large and select audi
ence was in attendance. Comrade Brown acted
as installing officer. A banquet, camp-fire, and
address by General Brown followed. On Janu
ary 8th, at Bloomington, Xcb., Antic tarn Post,
Xo. 131, was organized 13' Brad. P. Cook, A. A.
G. Orson Hagar was elected commander, and
thirty-six old veterans responded to roll-call.
On the 9th f January Comrade Cook reported
at the outposts of Farragut Post, Xo. 25, at Lin
coln, and proceeded to install the officers. After
the installation ceremonies, the visiting com
rades were called upon for a few remarks.
General S. J. Alexander, department comman
der, first took tho iloor, but soon gave way for
General C. F. 3Ianderson, commander of Omaha
Post. Xo. 110, of Omaha. General Geo. 31.
O'Brien, commander of Custer Post, Xo. 7, of
Omaha, was next called for, and responed.
Comrade J. H. Culver, of Post 5(5. 3Iilford,
member of Xational Council of Administration;
General If. 31. Wells, commander of Holland
Post, Xo. 75, of Crete; Captain J. 31. Lee, com
mander of Crocker Post, Xo. 103, of Oxford ;
Brad. P. Cook, A. A. G., and many other com
rades were also heard from. All were bene
fited by tho visit. The retiring commander,
Jno. C. Bonnell, addressed the comrades, show
ing t he work that had been accomplished during
the year. It was a splendid record, and Com
rade Bonnell well won the vote of thanks that
was unanimously tendered him by the Post.
The new commander is R. (.'. llazlett. Appli
cations for Posts havo been received from Ray
mond, Stella, and Hooper, and more are coming.
The sixth Annua! Encampment, Department of
Xcbmska,will convene at Lincoln on February
19th, 20th, and 21st. It was called for January
24th and 25th, but on account of the meeting
of the Legislature sufficient hotel accommoda
tions could not be secured, and the Commander-in-Chief
had engagements elsewhere at that
Comrade J. B. Robertson, Tallmadge, Xeb.,
who sends us six new subscribers, writes that
the Grand Army Post which was established
at Brock in August last now numbers about
thirty members, and has installed the follow
ing officers: Commander, O. G. Stowel : S. Y.
C, K. 15. Hubbard; J. Y. C, XV. C. Cntlicnrt:
. Surg., Dr. S. B. Sutcheon : Chap., Comr;.do Gil-
leland; (). I)., J. B. Robertson; O. G., J. J.
Canliue: Adj't, Edwin Jackon; Q. 31., Lewis
llu-; Q. 31. S., J. D. Vandiwrt; O. S., Albeit
Anson. Following tho installation an oyster
Supper was served.
The following officers of J. A. 3Iower Post,
Xo. 59, Stromsburg, Xeb., were duky installed
January 33th by J. B. Dey, AiTle-dc-Camp to
Commander-in-Chief: Commander, J. 31. Green;
S. V. (., Xathan Fellows: J. VT. , Jos. Kim
ball ; Q. 31., Wm. Chury ; Chir.JJain, 3Iyron F.
Barber; O. G., Jed. A.Darrouis; S. 11., Winslow
Bailey ; Q. 31. S., O. C. Bennett. The ). D. and
Surgeon not being present were not installed.
P. P. C. Baker installed J. B. Dey Adjutant of
the Post. "The Post is in a ilourisbing condi
tion," writes Comrade Dey, "and with one or
two exceptions all take. The Tkihuxe."
W.Miian Post. No. 101, Firth, Xebnu'ka, had
an interesting public; installation of ollicers on
the 10th inst. The command formed at. Post
headquarters and marched to tho l'resbyJerian
Church, whtsre thev were greeted bv the strains
of "The Red, White, ami Bue." sung by thir
teen young ladies standing on tho rostrum
waving flags. Vocal ami instrumental initio
and addresses followed. The entertainment
also included a bean soup dinner, furnished to
3S5 persons, and wound up with a dance in tho
hall, which lasted till daylight.
The annual Encampment of the Department
of Colorado, held at Denver on tho lOMi inst.,
was largely attended. 3f."jor-Geuera! 13. K.
Stimsou was unanimously chosen, for the third
time, Department Commander. In accepting
the office, Comrade Stim-ou returned thanks to
the boys in a neat speech. Gen. A. P.Curry,
of J. A. Garfield Post, Leadville, was ek'c.icd
S. V. C; J. Y. C: Gen. 13. Ii. Sawver, of Canon
City; 31. 1)., Dr. A. S. Kverett, of Lincoln Post,
Denver; Chap., Rev. T. R. Palmer' Xathaniel
Lyon Post, Boulder: Council of Administra
tion, William Youugston, of Thornburg Post,
No. 2, Georgetown : A. 3L Sawver, Xathaniel
Lvon Post, Boulder; A. Y. Boehm, J. A. Gar
field Post, I.eadviUe; James Burrell, Ells
worth Post, Central ; L. 11. Dickson, McPher
Hou Post, Longman; O. P. Elton, Custer Po.-.t,
Laramie City, Wyoming; B. W. Taylor, Joe
Hutchinson Post.'Bueua Vista; Geo. T. Breed,
E. T. Upton Post, Pueblo; L. E. Sherman,
(Colorado Springs Post., Colorado Springs. Del
egates to Xational Encampment, which meets
at .Denver next Augtmt, (Jen. Theodore F.
Brown, of Lincoln Post; Alternate. Howard C.
Chapin, of Garfield Post. While tho Encamp
ment was transacting business, a messenger
made his appearance with a couple of baskets
of champagne and the compliments of Gov.
Grant. The boys inarched to their quarters at
tho Windsor Hotel, where they were joined by
thoGovernor and other distinguished gentle
men, who accepted of the proffered hospitali
ties of the boys. A gram.1 ball at Armory Hall
uuisueu inc. programme or ino session.
Tho following have been installed as officers
of Thornburg Post, Georgetown, Colorado:
Commander, F. J. Hood ; S. V. C, Samuel Xash,
Jr.: Q.3L, J. G. Stevenson; Chap., J. F.Phillips;
Adj't, P. H. Lavden; O. D., E. C. Evans; O. (-.,
R.C.Wells. Comrado A. K. White officiated
as miistoring officer. Commander J. F. Hood,
Past Commander Will Youngsoii, and Delegate
J. A. Coulter attended the Department Encamp
ment in Denver on tho 10th and I lth insts.
Comrade S. G. Parker, of Colorado Springs,
Colo., who sends us live new subscribers, one of
whom, he says, is on the verge of tho grave and
will not need the pension forVhich ho applied
many years ago, unless the Government sends
it soon, writes us that the-boys aro beginning
to wake up there since Gm muster of their new
Post. Badges made of old rebel metal are
seen on many an old soldkir's breast, and next
su minor the members of the Post to a man will
help to swell the national Reunion at Denver.
Comrade 0. C. Gaines, Pueblo, Colo., writes
us an interesting letter concerning tho Order
in that section. He says the Sedgwick Post,
Xo. 21, Durango county. Colo., organized last
3 larch, has not prospered as well as could have
been hoped, but there is a movement on foot
to reorganize it and make a good showing at
the Xational Encampment next August. Up
ton Post, Xa. 19, Pueblo, is in a flourishing condition.
Comrado J. S. Skinner writes us that Sumner
Post, Xo. 3, Sacramento, Cal., is one of the old
est Posts of the Grand Army on the Pacific
coast, having been chartered Xovember 25,
1S67, and it has always held its own, even
through those rather dark years of the Order
when but little interest was taken. It has al
ways been the custom of the Post to hold Camp
li res from time to time, sometimes inviting only
old soldiers, and sometimes leading citizens as
well. These have always been a source of great
enjoyment and of profit. Of lato, the Post has
adopted a different plan, which works better
t ban anything ever tried here before. It meets
every Saturday evening, and the third Satur
day evening of each month is an open meeting.
Great pains has been taken to procure a correct
list of all ox-Union soldiers, sailors, and marines
living within its jurisdiction, aud to each of
these is extended a personal invitation to attend
the open meetings. The invitations are also
sent to thoso comrades of the Post who do not
attend very regularly. Soldier's rations, con
sisting of hard-tack, salt-boss, and coffee, are
issued at every open meeting. The boys talk
over old times, and relate their army and navy
experiences, and, when war reminiscences are
once started, ther'; is no end to it, for one story
always reminds someone 'dse of something, and
so it goes on. The intention is to have most of
tho talking donu by holdiers who aro not mem
bers of the G. A. R., and thus get them inter
ested. H, however, there is any lagging, some
comrado of the Post is ready with a reminis
cence, aud thus the time is all pleasantly and
Comrade C. W. Spalding installed the follow
ing ollicers of Custer Post, Xo. 1, Laramie City,
Wyoming, on the 4th instant: Commander, O.
P. Yclton; S. V. C, J. W. Blake; J. V. C, Ed.
Kerns; Adjutant, T. P. Williams; Q. 3L, Geo.
D. Dcane; Surgeon, J. II. Ten frock; Chaplain,
W. K. Burke; O. IX, W.L., Brandis; O. 0., Ed.
Oar Kx-Soldicrs Kctiira the Fire of the Copper
The following are some of the replies which
The Tkiuuxe has received to the attacks of
the daily press on our ex-soldiers :
" I have just notified the Champagne County
Demncrul to discontinue my paper, on account of hi:
artiele in its columns declaring that it is about time
that raid on the TreaMiry in the liapc of pensions
were -topped. I v,rtte him, 'that he mi;ht use
Ids influence to .-top pension bills, but I should use
mine to --top papers that abused tho soldier,' and I
think if all the boys would do the same, and sub
scribe instead for Tub National Tkiihjxe it would
help the cause." L. 1J. Harmon, Carysville, Ohio.
"I have this day mailed you two copies of the
Cleveland Leader, iu order that you may see the in
justice of its attacks on the soldier. I hope that
every reader of the paper will do as I have done,
drop it as I would any venomous reptile." John
Irvin, lVrrysvillc, Ohio.
" 1 am digustcd with the newspapers who raise
the cry of fraud and denounce the SiO pension bill.
I wish the arms of the editors coidd be tied behind
their backs or their legs strapped up just for one
week, anil should then like to ask them how they
would like to be kept in that condition for the re
mainder of their lives. I lost my right arm after
three years' service. I was in forty-two battles and
lots of skirmishes and was wounded twice before I
received the wound which necessitated the ampu
tation of my right arm at the shoulder, which ren
ders it impossible, of course, for me to wear an
artificial arm." H. E. Stoutenburg, Delhi, X. Y.
" Permit me to suggest that the editors of news
papers which declare that t-10 per month is too
great a compensation for the loss of an arm or leg
should ascertain what the value of ono of these
members actually is by submitting to an amputa
tin themselves. Such a sacrifice is i.ecessary in
order that n just and equitable late may be estab
lished for this elas- of pensioners ; raid having suf
fered the loss of the arm or leg they will lie amply
qualified to state just what the organ is worth,
lic.-iides the sacrifice being made in the public inter
est, they can be placed on the pension roll at a rate
not exceeding 840 per month, and have the honor
of being caricatured by Puck as ir.satiable glut
tons.'.'E. pji,l'rT Washington, X. J. . ..
- ? Wouldn't; Roberts, of the Utica Herald, like to
get bald of : ano ufhose lists to publish? Would -lie
care fiow jsivueh the eo.-t of publication increased
fife tax, so long as he got his price for publishing
it?" H. II. Bailey, Norwood-, N. Y.
"When one reads the attacks of such papers as
the New York Sun and Utica Jferald he cannot
help feeling that he was almost a fool to leave
home aud family and risk his life in defense of such
nu ungraU'liil Nation as this." A. II. Harris, Wa
"If we had stayed at home like the editors of tho
New York jleruld. Sun, anil other copperhead
sheets, who -..ere too cowardly to light for their
country, where would the I'cpublie be to-day? I
respect a rebel who stood up and fought for what
he thought to be a just au.-e, but as for these stay-at-homes,
they were c iwards, and 1 hope every ex
soldier ami soldier's friend will stop taking their
papers and -u'wribe for Tun National Triho'e,
a paper that is ioyal and true to the country and the
soldier. Every ex-soldier ought to consider that
when he is working for The Ticikcxi: he is work
ing also for bis own interest. The internal revenue
taxes should in let alone, and the 5-S0 mil aud the
equalization of Inanities bill should become laws.
We have adrenl Army Post here of about twenty
seven member-, organized about a year ago, but it
has not made the progress 1 would like to see. If
The Tniutxi: were more widely circulated here, I
think our ex-soldiers would take more interest in
Grand Army matters. That is one leason why I
have been working for The Tmm'xn." Daniel
II. K, r.rady, l'eim.
"I have taken your advice and ordered two of
my papers stopped the l)iercau Sentry and the
JDuily Herald. No more papers for me that slur our
old soldiers. I am not a pensioner myself and never
cpect to le, although I was a prisoner of war in
that hell-hole Andersonville." S. O. Lord, South
"The editor of the Chicago Tribune says tho
money paid for pensions would be stitllcient to
build a navy irge enough to defeat Great Britain
on the high seas. If we had to put such men as the
editor of the Tribune in command of our men-of-war,
1 think the ships of the new navy should lie
built with a light draft, so that they could be run
up the creeks out of danger." Joseph Abrams,
Cape May, N. J.
" During last year I took the New York Jfi and
Kvpress, owned, I think, by Cyrus AV. Field, but I
did not like its tone. It seemed to be opposed to
the iovernment paying out so much for invalid
pensions. Yet 1 notice in your paper that Mr. Field
in set down as worth rl3,00O,0UO, ami no doubt some
of his money is invested in Government bonds. So
far as 1 have noticed, however, he has not com
plained, because the Government has kept faith
with the bondholders and paid them promptly the
interest on their bonds." John Frost, East Jatfrav,
" 1 have been a subscriber to tho New York Sun
for voir., but I have followed your advice anil
v.ritten a letter to the editor expressing my opinion
of the course lie has taken with regard to our ex
soldicrs, stating also when and whero I was
wounded, and directing him to stop my paper."
James C. Irwin, Carlton, I'a.
"The dirty dings of some of the journals of the
country at the I'nion's defenders are enough to
make the blood of an old soldier boil with indigna
tion, while Tim Tiunrxii's editorials, in beautiful
contrast, deserve three cheers and a tiger every
time. God bless you in your noble defense of the
savers or the Union." II. T. Peck, New Haven,
GOING FOR GRANT.
What Some of His Old Soliliers Think of Him
Tho publication in Tiik TnrnuxE of the fol
lowing letter from General Grant in regard to
tho $10 bill has called out a great many stirring
letters from our subscribers :
" I concur iu recommending tho passage of the
above bill. No pension nin compensate the men
who have lost one or more limbs, and 1 should be
glad to see that class of pensioners well provided
Air, iititcud of the indiscriminate pensioner, many
of whom arc physically as good lis they would have
been ij' the ivur had inter been fontId."
The following are among the replies which
wo havo received to the slur contained in the
" I used to think that when we succeeded in put
ting down the rebellion 1 would like to return to
the North and eatry lire and sword through the
ranks of the copperheads. And, after all, are we
soldiers any better oil" to-day ? Where are the cop
perheads who assailed us then? We find them now
m iscuator Beck and the New York Sun, Cincinnati
Cummerciul, and Chicago Times and Tribune, and
well, 1 am awaro that 1 am treading on rather tick
lish ground to say that we find one of them in
General Grunt; but hold, let us take one look at
the General. In the llrst place, did he not veto the
equalization of bounties bill on the plea that it
would drain the Treasury, but when the bill in
creasing his owa salarj wa pa. ed did he not sign
it? Oh shame, where is thy blush?" K. Siseho,
"On opening The Tkibuxe to-night the first
thing that caught my eye was Gcncrul Grant's slur
on his brave boys, who inarched bare-footed, cold,
and hungry to wm lib battled for him. I do not
remember that General Grant ever refused a dollar
o tiered him by.the Government. My lutslximl was
a soldier, and I am proud of it, too, but if the press
keep on in their attacks on our veterans a man will
be ashamed after awhile to say he was a soldier, for
the next question filing at him would be, 'have you
applied for a pension? ' "Mrs. A. D. I-aundur,
" I havo found seven more comrades who want
TnE Tr.mcxn, making in all thirteen that I have
sent you. It docs our old soldiers good to see how
you wipe out Senator Beck, r-'o General (.rant is
afraid the Government is getting too lilxrnl, is he?
Can you tell us whether he ever protected atnint
raising the President's salary fromii'i.OilOtoSjO.tM)
for his own benefit, and did he object to the juisr'
of an act to allow him $12,000 a year pension?"
A. B. Allen, Marion, Ohio.
"General Grant says the physical health of our
soldiers is as good as it would lmve been if the war
of the rebellion had never been fought. General
Grant vetoed the equalization of bounties bill on
the ground that the Treasury was empty, but when
the bill increasing his own salary was enacted, he
forgot all about the condition of the Treaserv. and
pocketed the extra $25,000." W.J. Wheeler, Olney.
"I am not in favor of war, but I do feel like mak
ing a charge on the New York Sim and the rest of
the newspapers from which you quoted last week.
As for Grant, I have always been a Grant man, but
I am done with him now." B. F, Brown, Logan,
"As you have so many better correspondents
than I am, I have been content hitherto simply to
read and keep quiet, but having perused the com
ments of the hireling rebel press of the North, in"
blood is up now, and I say, soldiers, comrades, if
you tamely submit to such insults, you deserve to
bekickeil and cut, and you are not worthy to be
citizens of the Government you saved. As for
Grant, yc goiLs how have the mighty fallen. As
President he vetoed the equalization of bounties
bill, nnd then approved the back-pay steal because
he was benefited by it. He is perfectly willing tlmt
the Government should vote him a pension, but he
accuses the poor, helple.-s soldier of being a fraud.
If the veteran who receives a paltry pension of a
few dollars a month is a thief and a fraud what is
the proper iinmo for a man i ho accepts a pension
ofSJ,250permonih? Let General Grant ligurethis
up." John M. Bannan, Chetopa, Kan.
"The members of my Post are greatly concerned
about the passage of the -!0 pension bill, especially
since reading what General Grant has said about it.
It seems to me that the General is a little tardy
in tb's matter. He could have saved the country a.
givd deal of money had he vetoed the Presidential
friary grab bill. The General seems to forget that if
we had enjoyed a good quarters as he. we might
have come home as sound and able bodied. The
General seems to think that a man who lost his
health by exposure in the army, is a fraud. Well, let
him make three or four more attempts to secure the
nomination for the Presidenev and he will find out
who is the fraud." II. II. G., Sherman, N. Y.
"General Grant vetoed thcequalizationofbountiea
bill lecjiuse of the expense to the Government, but
at the same time he ran his hand into the Treasury
ond drew out S2.-5.000 per year extra for himself.
Yet he now calls the poor soldiers swindlers, just
because they ask the Government to do what it
agreed to do when they enlisted. Who made Gen
eral Grant a big man? It was the old soldiers.
They obeyed his commands and executed his or
ders, but were he a candidate for the Presidency to
day, it would be their turn to give the command,
and the command would bo: Stay at home, Gen
eral." John Brosclton, Liberty, III.
" I notice that General Grant looks down with
contempt on his old -soldiers. He forgets that they
are the men who built the ladder for him to crawl
up on to fame." Levi Conklin, White Lake, N. Y.
" Ulysses, I once thought a good deal of you, but
when you signed the bill 'doubling your salary, and
increasing the back pay of Members of Congress, I
began to lose faith: when you vetoed the equaliza
tion of bounties bill. I lost faith again; when you
meddled with the Fitz-.Tohn Porter wise, I lost faith
once more, and after reading your slur on our ex
soldiers. I lost all faith, and made up my mind that
it would be better for you to go South nnd condole
with Jell". Davis." Subscriber, Brandon, Vt.
Answers to Correspondents.
Tiro Subscribers, Urbana, Ohio, and B. W. H.,
TopeJca, Kan. See reply to Ii. S., in our isstto
of January 11, 1SS3. For total disability an
enlisted man is allowed 3.00 per mouth,v.iiereas
for the same degree of disability a second lieu
tenant is allowed $15.00, a first lieutenant
$17.00, a captain 320.00, a major $25.00, a lien
tenant colonel, colonel, or officer of higher rank,
$30.00. Half total would be one-half theso
amounts in each case. The foregoing is for
service in the aimy or marine corps. In tho
cases of an enlisted man and a second lieuten
ant, for the fame degree of disability, one would
draw .$3.00 per mouth where the other would
draw $15.00, and the former would have to be
more than totally disabled to draw the same
pension the lieutenant would for total disability.
Tho same latio would apply for a lesser disa
bility. Above the S15.00 rate they would botb
be on the same footing, i. c, to draw $16.00 or
more they would both have to be disabled in
the same degree. Fractional ratings are made
below $15.00 only. Above $13.00 the rates are
established by law.
Qivalry Veteran. The last orginal invalid
army claim entitled to draw arrears is -10(J,72o.
Navy invalid claim, 7,130. Any claims of these
classes bearing a higher number can only draw
from date of application. If you and other of
our readers will take the trouble to esamino
your Tiubcxls, you will find that we have, at
all times, boldly and urgently advocated tho
extension of tho Arrears Act so as to include
all applicants, no matter when claim was filed.
It is not just to exclude any class of claimants.
The fault is with Congress, before whom tha
bill is pending. We hope and shall work for
its passage, but it is too early in the session to
say whether or not it will receive' favorably
G. W. W., Walcotlville, Ind. The number of
enlistments in the Union army (not counting-re-enlistments)
during the late wt. were 2,063,
391, classified as follows :
Living who have not applied for pension... 1,000,109
" Aarc ... a,553
Dead whose pensionable re'atives have.
not applied S6.SC3
Dead whose pensionable relatives have
Dead leaving no pensionable relatives 220,000
There is no n-sthod of arriving at tiie num
ber who were discharged for disability and
never applied, or who did apply and failed to
Your idea of placing all decrepit soldiers
who survive the age of sixty on the pension
roll is a good one, and meets our hearty ap
proval. Such a bill should be introduced in
Congress. Instead of giving them one-fourth,
pension and increasing it every fivo years until
they draw $3.00 per month, wo think they
should be placed on the roll at $5.00, which,
would be little enough.
A. C. C, Spcarjish, Dakota. Under the sail
ors' and soldiers' homestead law a soldier is
allowed tho privilege of filing a declaration
with the register and receiver, which, would
hold a tract, selected in nersou or by an agent,
for six months without; entry, residence, or
occupation. At any time within six months
from date of filing the soldier can come forward,
make his entry of tho land, and commence set
tlement and improvement. If the declaration
was presented through an agent, a duly exe
cuted power of attorney from the principal
should have been presented, and the principal
is bound by tho selection you, as his agent,
may have made the same as if made by himself.
You appear to have been correct in your
Wm. IL, Urenham, Texas. Second Lieutenant
Andrew J. Garlock, of Co. II, lives at I rash ear,
alo., or did recently. This is the only olticer
of that company whose address we can give
you. lie may be able to give you others. The
records of medical examinations at enlistment
that you mention are probably not in existence.
The Adjutant-Gcncvnl of Iowa can inform 3-011.
E. II. II., Dell Hay, Ohio.Wc do not know
the person mentioned; therefore, we eanuoG
advise you. We never heard of him. If ho
lives in this city, a letter addressed to him,
Washington, D. C, would probably reach him.
II". II. H., UurlvUle, Fa. It the sunstroke dis
ables you sufficiently to entitle you to a higher
rating than you are gottiug for another dis
ability, and you can prove it up. you aro en
titled to increase, aud you should apply through
some rcliablo attorney. The claim for sun
stroke will require the same proof its in an
Subscriber, Sandoval, III. If soldier can prove
that ho was in hospital at date reported as a
deserter, he might possibly obtain an amend
ment of the record. Wc require further par
ticulars of the ease to enable us to decide n6 to
this and back pay claimed. Send 3-011 r full
address, with a clear and complete statumant
of all tho facts, and we will advise you. Sea
reply to J. F. P., in isstto of January !, aud li.
S., in issue of January 11, 'S3.
J. S. A'., Liberty, Pa. A soldier is considered
" in line of duty " when ho is engaged in the
regular performance of his duty or oiling tho
orders of his superior officers, whether ho is
present with his companj or absent therefrom.
'If he is sick and sent to hospital," he is as
much in line of duty as if he was i.t line of
battle with his regiment. If you will stttc 3113'
particular point whero " lino of dut3" " is in
volved we will endeavor to answer it fully.
Remaining answer next xeeek.