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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASnmGT D. 0., THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 1883
TrjE GRASS ARMY.
Eow it is Growing Fresh News
From Various Departments.
Commander-in-Chief Van Dervoort writes
he from National Headquarters at Omaha tuat
he iutonds to be present at the annual Encamp
ments of the Departments of lows, Missouri,
asd Indiana, after which he will pay a vi4t to
Louisville, Ky. lie has just organized Dakota
into a pennaneat Department the fourth dur
ing hfeadnnri-stratbn, the others being Oregon,
West Virginia, and Kentucky. It may ho of
interest to stale that u? to December 31, 3SS2,
as shown by the returns received at National
Headquarters, the yoin in membership -.villi
eight Department to Lca from had reached
During the pent week we have received re
quests for biank applications for Post charters
from the following: US. Penney, Chaumont,
K. Y.; S.Y. Stephenson, Fislier, 111.; C. W.
Watson, Oakland Valley, Iowa; G. W. Ilcrrick,
Yaaderbilt, Mich.; E. T. Riley, Harbine, Kan.;
3. C. Clark, KartLegig, Pa.: F. W. Noycs,
Bristol, Vt; LulLer Biggs, Newborn, Iowa;
L T. Best, Cbnncrniile, Wis.
Applications daly signed have been for
warded to EeadouarlcrJ for the establishment
of Posts at the following places: Dix, Jefferson
county? III.: Canton, lewis county, Mo.; Ma
pic Rapids, Clinton comiiy, Mich.; Pickering,
Nodaway county. Mo; Coal City, Grundy
ouaty5 111. ; Ilowell, Livingston county, Mich. ;
MiHbank, Grant county, Dakota; Thompson
vi!Ie, Franklin county, 111. ; Jacksonville, Ohio;
Warren, Washington county, Vt.; Miles' Slat
tion, Macoupin couuiy, 111.
Adjutant-General Brown writes us that ap
plications for Posts atVendalc, Minn.; Dix,
111., and Wapello, Iowa, have been received
and attended to.
The following appointments of Tribute
correspondents are announced: A. P. Bceinan,
Win. Z. May Post, No. Go, Jones, Cass county,
Mich. ; A. W. Buslice, George Washington Post,
No. 10G, Cross Village, Mich.; O. W. Hawkins,
C. E. Austin Post, No. 11, Austinburg, Ohio.
The Department Encampments yet to be
held arc the following: Missouri St. Joseph,
March 22d; Indiana Indianapolis, March
29th : Iowa Des Moines, April 4th and 5th.
" Anon" writes us that Commander Fish and
eight comrades of Edwin LibbyPost, Rock
land, Me., recently weut to West Applcton and
there mustered David Esancy Post, with twenty-five
charter mcnxlers. The following offi
cers were installed: Commander, W. G. Peaks;
S. V.C., J. F. Hatch; J. V. C, Martin Hanuon;
Surgeon, James Fish; Chaplain, Joseph W.
Ulmcr; Adj't, Chester S. Pease; Q. M., Milton
Thurston; O. D., Lyman Burket; O. G., Win.
Jacobs; S.M., W.W.Dow; Q. M. S., Joel S.
Harlow Dunbar Post, No. 59, of New Castle,
has just closed a very successful fair, netting
for the relief fund the very handsome sum of
one thousand dollars.
Lafayette Carver Post, No. 40, of Yeaalhaven,
presented to full houses on three nights of last
week the military drama of "Our Heroes," de
lighting their audiences and putting a hand
some sum into their treasury.
P. Henry Tillson Post, No. 39, of Thomaston,
has taken the town by storm and has had full
houses of delighted people to witness their en
tertainment connected with the fair now being
held. The result of this good attendance un
doubtedly will be a handsome sum realized for
their relief fund.
Edwin Libby Post, of Rockland, is still pur
suing its even way, its members turning out in
large numbers on every occasion. The com
rades now propose to all have their photo's
taken, providing the camera, holds out, and
Comrade Snighe, the photo artist, agrees to
take his chances on that,) aud arranged in an
immense frame and hung up in the Post room.
It will be a very valuable memento a few years
Comrade L. B. Eeald writes us that Barrows
Post, mustered last December at West Sumner,
Mo., with twenty-two charter members, now
has thirty-two and a numberof applications on
file. The Pot is a live one.
General Orders, No. 3, issued at Bennington,
Vt., by order of Department Commander A. B.
Valentine, C. C. Kinsman, A. A. G., contains
the following: " Upon the recommendation of
Assistant Inspector-General C. A- Bundy, the
following appointments of Assistant Inspectors
arc hereby announced : Comrade Ebeu Taplin,
Post No. 2, Burlington; J. W. Townson, No. 23,
Nortbfield ; A. R. Dunklee, No. 8, Brattleboro ;
J. It. Squires, No. 17, Bradford; George W.
Cook, No. 1, East St. Johnsburv; Chandler
Walls, 2d, No. 19, Slowe; T. B. Kelley, No. 14.
Rutland. Comrade N. B. Puffer, A. D. C,
is hereby assigned to duty at these headquar
ters. The attention of Post commanders is
again called to the fact that the per capita tax
is now eight cents per quarter for each member
in good standing, and that the Adjutant and
Quartermaster's reports are due at the Assist
ant Adjutant-General's office on the last
days of March, June, September and December,
and it is confidently expected that there will
be no such delays in sending them in as oc
curred last year."
Lieut. Col. F. D. Proctor reccntlv mustered
Col. John S. Tyler Camp, No. 2, Sons of Vete
rans, at Brattleboro, Vt. Officers were chosen
as follows: Captain and Commander, Elijah
Wales, Jr.; First Lieut, E. M. Aplin; Second
Lieut., John F. Anderson; Chaplain, Louis D.
Greene; Surgeon, Edw. II. French, M. D.;
Camp Council, John Moore, C. F. Jenne, Fred.
D. Morris. After mustering Camp and choos
ing officers the officers were installed. Quito
a number of the members of the Grand Army
were present during the evening. The new
Camp numbers 18 charter members, and starts
off in a flattering manner.
Comrade H. E. Taylor, Chief Mustcring-bUi-cer,
Department of Vermont, writes us that on
Wednesday evening, March 7, he mustered a
new Post at Chester, Vt., named Henry Post,
iNO.zo,ami installed the following officers, viz.:
Commander, Hugh Henry; S. V. C, J. C.Jones;
J. V. C, H. J. Parker; Adj't., A. D. L. Hcrrick;
O. D.. M. D. Whitman; O. G., A. E. Reed. The
olectiou of the remaining officers was post
poned till a future meeting. The Post starts
off well, with 25 charier members.
Comrade John S. Doenan writes us that Ells
worth Post was mustered at Ilardwick, Vt., on
thc2i6t wit., by Colonel Gates, of Cambridge, Vt.
Tbe following officers were installed: Com
mander, J. S. Doeuan; S. V. C, S. P. Wheeler;
J. V. C, A. W. Davidson; Adj't, E. D. Dutton;
Chaplain, B.F.Smith; Surgeon, S. G. Soules;
Q. M., William H. Ward; O. D., E. Ainsworth;
O. G., 0.,Metca!f; Q. M. S., J. J. Burdick; S.
K., Edwin Reed; Color Bearer, O. B. Hale.
Comrade C. C. Kinsman, Rutland, Assistant
Adjutant-General, Department of Vermont,
who sends us a now subscriber, writes us as
follows: " Our Department is flourishing and
the comrades are full cf enthusiasm, and fully
appreciate the work Tkk Tkibcne is doing in
contending so earnestly and manfully for tho
rights of the country's defenders in her time
At the last monthly meeting of T. B. Alex
ander Post, Newport Centre, Vt., Comir.de N.
Rogers was apjxiinted correspondent for Tan
Natjokaj.-Tribuxe. The Post now numbers
Comrade C. W. Pu'cam, our correspondent
from Post 10, WorcesU-r, Mass., sends us six
new subscriber?, and writes us that the Post
held a fancy dress and calico ball at Grand
Army Hall on TuesdaA, evening, the Gth inst.,
which was largely attended and a pleasant
affair. The sixteenth anniversary of tho Post
occurs April Kith, sad a committee of seven
has been appointed to arrange a suitable pro
gramme for the celebration of that event. On
the 8th inst. Comrado Tutuam presented to tho
Post ton volumes, which he received from us
m prizes, ho having sent us fifty subscribers,
together with oight other volumes, for tho
purpose of starting a Post library. The gift
was gladly accepted by the boys and a unani
mous vote of thanks was given to tho donor.
Several other books were contributed by com
rades present, po that tho library starts with
twenty-live volumes. A committee, consisting
oT Comrades T. Spencer Jcnks, C. W. Putnam,
J. P. Loyci'ig' and J. N. Jones, was appointed
by tho Commander, to be known as. tho library
"II.," Northampton, Mass., writes us that
William L. Baker Post, No. Sfi, of that place
gave its first public enlerfainmeut on tho Sth
just, in the Opera House, and it proved a great
success. -Tho attendance was larne and the
relief fund benelited to a considerable amount.
Two merchants contributed $25 each, and
others lessee sums. One comrade alone sold
sevonly-fivo tickets. The programme included
readings by Mine. Ricard, of Boston, wiio
gave impersonations of Charlotte Cushman,
Beniamin F. Butler and others; and cornet
solos by Miss Mablo Arnold, of Springfield.
Since the reorganization of Post No. SO, last
August, its members havo increased to soventy,
with a prospect of double tho number befofa
Comrade G. M. Rice, North Uxbridge, Mass.,
writes us that the Post at that place recently
gave a surprise party to Comrade Noah Wilcox,
one of its members, who has been unfortunato
this winter through sickness in tho family.
Tho visitors brought about .$30 worth of pro
visions. John A. Hawes, late commodore of the New
Bedford Yacht cub, ex-Department Commander
of the Grand Army of the Republic, and of dis
tinguished services in the State Senate and in
the North Carolina campaign, died at New Bed
ford, Mass., Saturday morning, aged 59 years
Comrade J. Fisher. West Boylston, writes us
that comrades of Georgo D. Wells Post, No. 28,
of Wet Boylston, to the number of twenty, at
tended a Cuinn-firo at Boylston recently, at
which they had a very enjoyable time.
At a recent mreting of Rceso Post, No. 49,
Canastota, New York, after tho transaction of
the regular business, Commander Roantrco
gave tho toast, " Our Delegate to the State En
campment," which was responsed to by Com
rade N. B. Kent in an able and interesting
speech in which ho discussed the war, the G.
A. 11., the cry of fraud raised by a hostile press
against, pensioning deserving ox-soldiers, and
oth.er kindred topics. Ho closed as follows:
"If you had failed to hurl back tho rebel army
from the rocky slope? at Gettysburg the cities
of tho North would have been, smouldering
ruins in less than a week and Leo's base of
supplies would have been upon tho Hudson or
the great lakes. Jeff Davis would have dictated
the terms of pe.Te. How would Government
bonds have been then? And where would tho
prosperity which now pervades tho North
havo been, and how would values compare
with what they are to-day? I have a faint
recollection tliat at about the time of tho close
of the war, when the conquering heroes of tho
North were letuming to their homes, each city
gavo its returning volunteers a hearty ovation,
and nearly every city in the North displayed
this motto in largo letters, 'The only debt tho
Nation can never pay, is the debt it owes tho
soldiers!' Time have changed sinco them,
and one might be led to believe, by tho tone of
somo of theso newspapers, that tho soldiers
owed the Nation a great debt. But comrades,
these papers do not represent tho sentiment of
the people of tho North to-day any more than
did tho copperhead press represent the senti
ment of tho North during tho war. They
have entered upon a crusade in which tho peo
ple will not sustain them; it is contrary to
reason and lacking in humanity. I havo faith
that the people of this country will always
stand by aud do justice to the soldier who
stood by them in the hour of their affliction."
Comrade E. P. Searle, Senior Vice Com
mander, Barnes Post, No. 91, Medina, New
York, writes us that that Post had a good old
fashioned Camp-lire at tho Opera House on tho
23 tilt. The hall was crowded. Tho encamp
ment was called to order by Commander Hop
kins, after which the following programme was
earned out: Prayer by our chaplain, Comrado
A. T. Harper; Address of welcome, by Hon. E.
L. Pitts, State senator from twenty-ninth dis
trict; response, by Comrade J. A. L. Fisher, of
Tonawanda; song, by Comrado Isaac Ellis, of
Sprout Post, of Lockport : " G. A. R.," response
by Comrade E. P. Searle, Barnes Post; "March
ing Through Georgia," by Comrado Dcdiick,
Lockport; poem "Shipwreck," by Dr. J. D.
Warren, Medina; singing, by Contraband Giro
Club, Loekport; recitation, by Miss Bertha
Ross, of Yates; music, by Comrade Babcock, of
Gasnort, tho lifer of the G. A. 11. of Western
New York; "A Letter," read by Past Commander
Strouse, of Ashby Post, Yates; solo, by the boy
drummer, Master George Clifford, of Albion,
aged five years; "Jake Snidcr's Ride," by Com
rade Fisher, of Tonawanda ; Camp-fire, response
by Comrade Colonel Palmer, Lockport ; speech,
by Comrade Chabbuck, Middleport; song, by
Comrade G. W. Vedder, Tonawanda, and music,
by the drum corps. At this point voting took
place for a very nice G. A. R. badge, which re
sulted in favor of the Adjutant, Comrade L. J.
Chase. A numler of toasts were then an
nounced aud responded to, and they in turn
were followed by a supper, which all greatly
The veterans of the One Hundred and
Twentieth regiment, New York volunteers,
held their annual Reunion in Crosby's Hall,
Kingston, N. Y., on the 22d ult. This regi
ment started its association on December 2G,
16GS, having on its roll-call 27S men; of that
number twenty have died since its organiza
tion. There answered to the roll-call somo
fifty members. Ira Stewart, of Saugerties, tho
President, rjresided, Wilbur L. Hale acting as
Secretary. Tho business report showed a bal
ance of about $300 in the treasury. The fol
lowing officers were elected 'for the ensuing
year: President, J. H. Everett; Vice-President,
W. L. Hale ; Secretary, Albert Carr ; Treas
urer, Levi Rosa ; Executive Committee J. B.
Krom, Dr. Warren Kimball, John Bonestcel,
Uriah Griffin, Egbert Lewis. General Sharpe
delivered an interesting address. Dinner was
served at G p. in., and after it a merry evening
Comrade O. F. Sparhawk, Cambridge, New
York, writes us that John McKee Post, No. 309,
after its last regular meeting, on Friday even
ing, the 2d inst., was surprised and tho out
posts captured by a foraging party in the
shape of three ladies, who took lull possession
of the Post, and gave the boys a treat to sand
wiches, cakes and coffee. It was a complete
surprise, and all the old vets, enjoyed it to the
utmost. Tho Commander, in a graceful and
happy manner, in behalf of tho Post, thanked
the ladies for their kindness. Post 308 will
have a Camp-fire on tho 10th, when hard-tack
and coffee will lie served.
Comrade A. S. Clyne writes us that Ward
Post, No. 191, Ellenvillo, N. Y., Is thriving.
Comrade O. Seaman, its Commander, our cor
respondent, who is S. V. C, and Comrado Dr.
Garrison, went to Wartsborough, on tho 27th
ult., and helucd organize Waterberry Post, No.
213, which started with fifteen cltarter mout
hers and tho following officers: Commander,
Ed. North; S. V. C, William Lucky; J. V. C,
C. Leo; Chap., Rev. C. Wood; Q. M., D. Pur
sell ; O. D., William H. Benedict; O. G., S.
The promoters of the Veterans' Rights Union
are very much encouraged with the feeling of
approval expressed by tho Department officers
of the Grand Army of the Republic in other
States. The Council of Administration of tho
Department of Massachusetts will consider tho
objects of the Union at an early day, and a
move in tho same direction has already been
taken in New Jersey. N. W. Day and E. W.
Brueninghausen, of tho Executive Committeo
of Union of New York, met with a very cordial
reception upon their visit last week to Phila
delphia. Comrado H. H. Gresley, who has been ap
pointed correspondent for Tnn TitinuNE by
Sheldon Post, No. 295, Sherman, N. Y., writes
tis that that l'ost, organized last October with
sixteen charter members, now has thirlv-iivo.
and is increasing. Its officers arc: Commander,
B. J. Coffin; S. V. C, Charles W. Whitmorc; J.
Y.C., Francis K. Lyon; Adj't, H. A.Williams;
Q. M., Robert Ellis; Surg., Charles Stanton;
Chap., John Bly ; O. D., N. W. Servoss; O. G.,
William Lull; S. M., L. T. Leonard ; Q. M. S.,
Dahlgren Post, No. 113, of New York;, gavo an
entertainment on the 5th inst., tho proceeds of
which will bo devoted to uniforming tho boys'
fifo aud drum corp3 ot the Post. There aro
fifty of those in tho corps, all eons of members
of tho Post, ranging in ago from 10 to 1G years,
and they aro now bring Instructed by Prof.
McCarthy, of Post No. 2, Philadelphia. Tho
entertainment was-very successful.
Comrade Frank Lillibrldge, Commander of
Garfield Post, 229, Pike, N. Y., writes ua tUat
that Post had a successful Camp-fire on tho 22d
ult. Music was furnished by the Pike cornet
band and tho Post's string band. Comrado
11. Bcsancon, S. V. G, acted as toast master. A
.number of speeches were made, reminiscences
and anecdotes told by the comrades, and a
supper of hnrd-tack, beans aud coffee, &c, was
Comrade C. D. Austin, P. C, Carthage, N. Y.,
writes us that Steele Post, No. 2G9, organized
May 11, 3SS2, with eighteen" charter members,
now has 111 , and applications comiug in rapidly.
A movement is being made to organizo a Ladies'
Auxiliary Society with flattering prospects. Tho
Post has decided to hold Memorial Services
May 30th, for tho first timo as a body.
Comrado M. N. Sanborn, Greenwich, N. Y.,
sends us tho following list of officers of .Albert
M. Cook Post, No. 32G: Commander, II. C.
Morhous; S. V. C, John Richards; J. V. C,
David Durling; Q. M., John Brumus ; Purg.,
Robert Hamilton ; Chap., Jacob Dings ; O. D.,
II. B. Tcfft; O. G., Martin Bennett ; Adj't, A.
A. Norton ; S, M.,-M. W. Sanborn ; Q. M. S., J.
At tho last Encampment, of G. G. Meade Post,
No. 33, of New York, tho Officer of tho Guard
was presented with a gold badge, (Engineer s
Corps,) and Chaplain L. E. R. Holmes with a
silver badge, (Fifth Corps,) for bringing in tho
greatest number of recruits since last Septomber.
Comrado August Kissel, of Theresa, N. Y.,
who sends us six new subscribers, writes that
George W. Flower Post, No. 30f, of that place,
which was organized last November, now num
bers sixty-niuo members, and i3 in a nourish
Comrado George F. W. Haines, Corning, N.
Y., writes us that at its last meeting Ralhburn
Post. No. 277, made The TurnuNB its official
paper. Tho l'ost now has Iwenty-oight mem
bers and three applications on tile, aud is thriv
ing. Commander Campbell, of Post 10, Brooklyn,
has been elected Grand Marsha! by the Memo
rial Committeo of Kings county.
Circular Order No. 4, issued at Jersey City
on tho 2d inst., by order of George B. Fielder,
Department Commander of New Jersey, John
Ramsey; A. A. G., gives tho balance sheets, so
to speak, of tho Posts in that Department as
follows : The following aro tho Posts that havo
mado net gains, and the number of such gains
during tho year 1832: Post 3, 109; 4, 22; 5, 14 ;
10, 24; 11, 31; 1?, 5; 13, 1; 14, 4; 1G, 3; 19, 3;
20, 2; 23, 34; 24, 44; 25, 14; 2G, 4; 23, 17; 29,
3; 31, 7; 32, 11; 31, 4; 33, 23; 41, 4; 42, 11;
43, 12; 40, G; 47, 4; 48, 7; 50, 12; 51, 10; 52,
13;. 53, 7; 51, 19 55, 3; 5G, G; 57,4 59, 11;
GO, 12; 01,25; G2, 15.
The following Posts have grown weaker dur
ing tho year 18S2 : Post 1, Lost 4 ; G, G ; 7, 9 ; 8,
29; 9, 9; 17, G; 21, 9; 22, 3; 27, 1; 30, 3; 33, 4;
3; 36,22; 37,143; 39,2; 40, 2; 41, 4; 45, 15;
35,49,12; 58, 4.
On tho first of January, 1SS3, tho following
Posts were in tho same condition numerically
as they were in January 1, 18S2: Posts 2, 15,
and 18. Tho following Posts wero organized
during tho year and mado gains as follows:
G3, 5; 61, 27; G5, 14; 66, 5; 67, 12; 63, 16; 69,
IS ; 70, 16.
Posts 71, 72 and 73, wero organized in tho
last month of the year. Hopes are entertained
that they will make as good a showing at the
end of this year as tho olhcr now Posts did at
tho end of the past year. Tho Commander fully
believes that if the officers and comrades of this
Department will scrutinize carefully tho in
formation conveyed by theso figures good re
sults must flow from it.
For weeks past the Ladies' Auxiliary of Mc
Lean Post, No. 16, Reading, Pa., had been
busy preparing for tho first anniversary,
which was celebrated at Association hall
on the Gth inst. An invitation had been
extended to McLean Post to bo present, and
it wa3 cheerfully accepted. Nearly two
hundred members .assembled at tho head
quarters shortly after seven o'clock, and,
hcadcl by tho Ringgold band, they inarched to
tho hall in a body, and Avero welcomed by Mrs.
William II. Houck, president of the Auxiliary
Corps. Tho boys in blue being asked to sing
" America," needed no second invitation, and
in a moment the hall resounded with the music
of this familiar song. Mr. James 11. Hantsch
presided at the organ. This was followed by a
solo, entitled " Viva la Ainerici," well rendered
by Mrs. H. J. Richards. Mr, James R. Kenney,
Rsq., then read two selections, tho first being
apithctic conversation between two soldiers,
and tho other a poem, which embodied tho
story of a deserter. Misses Laura and Mamio
Gohling, two accomplished daughters of Com
rade Charles Gohling, next sang a beautiful
duet, and wero recalled. Miss Lily Eberhard
accompanied them on tho organ. Mr. Kenney
read the story of " Barbara Fritchie," 4ind was
followed by Miss Eberhard, who sang a solo,
entitled "Down the Shady Lane Wo Go."
"Sherman's March to tho Sea" was tho sub
ject of a recitation by Miss Laura Gohling. At
its conclusion the lady was tho recipient of an
elegant boquct of flowers. A humorous solo,
ontitlcd "Tho Lords of Creation," by Mrs.
Richards, pjeused the audience so well that sho
repeated it. Tho Misses Gohling rendered a
duet, "Jeremiah blow the fire," and responded
to an encoro by singing tho gobble song from
tho " Mascotte." Mr. Kenney, in behalf of tho
ladies, presented the Post with a handsome flag,
which was received by Comrado J. C. Becker.
A sumptuous supper was then partaken of,
which was followed by tho presentation of a
beautiful State flag by the corps to tho Post,
and was received in behalf of tho latter by Com
rade Eby. Elegant floral bouquots wero pre
sented to Mrs. M. A. Shaabcr, Miss Lizzie Henry,
James R. Kenney and Robert Gerlach. Tho
festivities closed with a pretty tableau, en
titled " The Soldier's Dream of Peaco." The
two flags presented to tho Post were made by
Philip Iglo & Co., artists, and are probably tho
handsomest in the State.
Lillcy Post, No. 119, Le Roy, Pa., claims a
comrado who served in tho rebellion forty
three months, participating in all tho cam
paigns from the Potomac to Leo's surrender at
Appomattox; never was on any detail away
from his company, was twice wounded, was
never taken prisoner, and is now only thirty
sevon years of age. Can any Post in tho coun
try beat it ?
In General Orders, No. 2, headquarters De
partment of Pennsylvania, tho following
appointments on tho Department staff are
announced: Inspector, Thomas G. Sample,
Post No. 128, Alleghany City; Judge Advocate,
S.A.Will, Post No. 3, Pittsburg; Chief Mus
tering Officer, George W. Kennedy, Post No.
23, Pottsville, and a largo number of aides-decamp.
Comrado Charles A. Englcs, Harrisburg, Fa.
writes us that Post 58 visited Carlisle, Pa., on
the 22d ult. and participated in tho Camp-fire
of Post 201. Post 58 is arranging for a grand
Camp-firo in which tho neighboring Posts will
join. Comrado G. E. Reed has recently deliv
ered his lecture on Anderson villo Prison before
a number of Posts and has met with much buo
cess. Comrade J. S. Salsbury, Elk Creek, Pa., who
sends us four new subscribers, all members of
Colonel Lytlo Post, No. 240, of that placo,
writes us that tho Post whioh was organized
on April 10, 1882, less than a year ago, now
numbers sixty-one members and is in a pros
Comrado Edwin Taylor, Ulysses, Pa., writes
us that O. R. Lewis Post, No. 279, of that placo,
which was organized on tho 19th of August
last, with twenty-eight charter members, now
musters forty-three, and is in uu oxcellent
Senior Vic Department Commander A.
J. Sellers will muster Post No. 312, at Nice
town, Philadelphia, this evening, and Junior
Vice Department Commander George F. Ran
dolph will soon muster Post No. 314, at Gallit-
Department Commander Osborne and staff,
of Pa., will pay an official visit to Post No. 19
on the night of Thursday, 22d inst.
General Wf. E. W. Rosa, Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief,
Baltimore, Md., received on
the 9th inst. a unique relio of tho war. It is a
common fence-rail, cent to him by Reno Post,
No. 4, of Hagerstown, Md., with a plate in
scribed: "This rail was taken from Henry
Mumraa's, in tho line of flro between tho Irish
brigade in Rjckctts' division, that lay in Piper's
woods, and Jackson's forces, in bloody lane, at
tho battle of Antietam." It has twenty bullet
holes in it. Somo of tho bullets remained in it
and others passed through. Somo days ago
Wo crtftch sticks, one fi'ora Bound Top and tho
other from Culp's Hill, were received from Post
9 of Gettysburg, and clay dug from tho Pe
tersburg battle-held was received from Post 1,
of Richmond, to be us'dd iiitho manufacture of
miniature tcrra-cotta Camp-firo logs. They
were molded by Comrade Rittonhouse, of Post
2, of Philadelphia, now of Baltimore. The col
lection will bo presented to tho new Grand
Army Hall in Washington, D. C, at its dedica
tion. The crotch sticks, with tho rail across,
and soup kettles hung and mess pans represent
a soldier's kitchen.
General " E. W. Ros, Senior Vico Com
mander-in-Chief, G. A.1 R., and Commander of
the Second and Fifth Grand Division Sons of
Veterans, and John A. Thompson, Jr., Assistant
Adjutant General, instituted a camp of the Sons
of Veterans, at Standard Hall, Baltimore, Md.,
on the 9th iusfe. This is the second Camp insti
tuted in that city during the week. The two
Camp3 organized, start under very favorablo
auspices, the young men composing them being
of tho best material and earnest in the cause.
Several applications for new Camps are in tho
hands of the Commander and they will be or
ganized during tho month. Tho officers are:
First Lieutenant, A. D. Morris; Second Lieu
tenant, Walter S. Kraft; Chaplain, E. L. SJiip
ley; Surgeon, Wm, H. Hentz.
Thomas William Post, No. 72, Fort Smith,
Ark., has changed its meeting night from tho
first Monday to tho first Saturday night in
Comrado L. D. nogle, of Nashville, Tenn.,
who sends nine new subscribers, writes us that
George H. Thomas Post, No. 1, of that place,
held its first annual Camp-firo on tho 19th ult.
Tho members, though few in numbers, are en
thusiastic in the cause, and it is honed to build
up a Post at least 100 strong.
Comrade GeorgoW. Chambers, Maysville, Ky.,
writes us that Joseph II. Davis Post was mus
tered at that placo on tho 3d inst. Tho follow
lowing officers wero installed: Commander,
George M. dinger; S. V. C, William B. Daw
son ; J. V. C, Joseph A. Davis; Chaplain, Polk
Hicks; Surg., Dr. S. M. Cartmell; Q. M., Jos.
P.Graham; O. D., William O. Outten; O. G.,
Thomas M. Luman; Adj't, Geo. W. Chambers;
S. M., Samuel P. Bridges ; Q. M. S., Matthew
Comrado E. A. n. Beyland, historian of tho
Department of Kentucky, has issued a circular
requesting comrades to furnish Post historians
with their history.
General Order, No. 11, issued at Kansas City,
by command of Wm. Warner, Department;
Commander of Missouri, Albion P. Pease, A.
i i ii... -..n ; (rnt. 1
.ti. i.t., announces uiu lonowiiiK' -1 uu ""
Encampment of this Department will conveno
at the hall of Custer Post, No. 7, St. Joseph,
on Thursday, March 22d. Custer Post will
detail the officer of tho day and officer of tho
guard, with six comrades for guards, who will
report to tho Assistant Adjutant General for
duty. Comrades F. M. Posegate, John M. Arm
strong, N. W. Flaisig, II. A. Russell and J. S.
Stcrret, of Custer Post, No. 7, aro hereby do
tailcd as a special committee on transportation,
and all Post commanders will put themselves
in communication with them, to tho end that
they ascertain what rate tho diflcrent lines of
roads will oiler for tho tranportation of dele
gates. It'is hoped that the delegates will also
communicate with the local railroad officials to
that end. Reduced rates aro expected from
railroads, and all hotels will reduce their rates
from $1.00 to $1.50 per day. Therefore, com
rades elected delegates arc earnestly desired to
make extra exertions to be present. All present
and past Post commanders are members of tho
Encampment and aro expected to bo present.
Vico post-commanders are ex-oflicio delegates
in adsence of commanders. Tho Council of
Administration will, if possible, report to the
A. A. G. on Wednesday evening, March 21st,
at Department headquarters, which will bo at
the Pacific Hotel, room No. 100. The follow
ing charters havo been granted for Posts in
this Department sinco January 5th, 1SS3: No.
53, General Georgo 11. Smith Post, Sedalia;
51, Thomas G. Wade Post, Qnionvillc; 55, Ault
Post, Cartcrrvillc; 56, Reynolds l'ost, Graham ;
57, O. H. Wood Post, Brooktield ; 58, Bates
County Post, Butler; 59, , Pollock; GO,
Wadsworth Post, Dawn; 61, , Maitland;
62, General Lytlo Post, Middleton ; G3, Golden
City Post, Golden City. In compliance with
general orders, National Headquarters, it is
hereby announced that tho following named
comrades havo, on tho recommendation of tho
Department commander, been appointed Aids-de-camp
to tho Commander-in-Chief, and
will be obeyed and respected accordingly :
Comrade N. S. Richardson, Post No. 23; Joshua
Thorn, No. 8; J. O. Churchill, No. 1: W. F.
Clowd, No. 53. Also, upon the recommenda
tion of tho Inspector-General, Comrado Thomp
son McKinlcy, of Georgo II. Thomas Post, No.
8, is appointed Assistant Inspector-General on
tho National Stall", and Avill bo obeyed and
respected accordingly. Post commanders are
earnestly requested to ascertain at the earliest
practical moment how many of their respective
comrades desire to visit Denver in August next
at tho National Encampment, reporting tho
result of such inquiry at these headquarters
as soon as possible. Tho Department Com
mander takes this occasion to congratulate tho
comrades upon the unprecedented growth of
the Order in this Stato during tho past year,
and urges each comrade to renewed and in
crcaseu eflbrts in the future, but never forget
ting the present, which is tho timo for work."
Comrade R. W. Darah, Butler, Bates county,
Mo., writes that Bates County Post, No. 53.
was mustered by Colonel A. P. Pease, A. A. G.,
on January 27th, with twenty-live charator
members. Tho following are tho officers:
Commander, D. F. Beegle; S. V. C.,D. Walker;
J. V. C, H. C. Wyatt; O. D., I. N. Davidson;
Surgeon, J. Everingham ; Chaplain, II. Gipson ;
O. G., A. Lamb ; Adj't, J. M. Nailor ; Q. M., A. L.
McBrido; Q. M. S., H. Steele; S. M., J. W.
Patterson. Twenty old veterans havo como
in sinca tho muster, and there aro fourteen
more applications on file. Tho Post is composed
of good material ; all the members aro enthu
siastic workers and it is under tho wise man
agement of a good commander.
Comrado Marion Sutherland, Cameron, Mo.,
who sends us four new subscribers, writes us
that Joo Hooker Post No. 17, of that placo,
which was organized last August, now num
bers fifty-four members, with several recruits
waiting to be mustered in. Tho Post will hold
a rousing Camp-firo on tho 18th of April, and
all ox-soldiers aro invited to attend.
Comrado O. W. Hawkins, who has been ap
pointed correspondent for The Tribune by C.
E. Austin Post, No. 11, Austinburg, Ohio, writes
us that that Post was organized Juno 10, 1878,
with thirteen charter mOmbors. Its first Com
mander was Comrade L. W. Kimball, who, after
serving threo months, gavo placo to Comrado
W. S. Sumner, who finished tho term. From
1879 to 1881 Comrado W. E. Orcutt held tho
office, in which time tho Post doubled in num
bers. A Ladies' Auxiliary Society was also
established, and through its efforts tho hall
was handsomely carpeted and furnished. From
December, 1881 to 1832, Comrado Samnel Mc
Cullough was Commander, and ho was suc
ceeded by Comrado J. H. McCluro, who has
recently been re-elected. Tho iresont mem
bership is thirty-six. Tho Post, sinco its or
ganization, has raised $612.34 for charitable
purposes. On tho 15th and 10th ult. tho Ladies'
Auxiliary gavo a highly successful dramatic
cntertainmont. Tho society has proved a
blessing to tho Post.
Comrado noward Hallett, Lower Salem,
Ohio, writes us that Thomas J. Stanley Post,
No. 295, was mustered in at that placo on Wash
ington's Birthday by District Mustering Officer
Colonel T. F. Davis, assisted by a detachment
of Buell Post, of Marietta, Ohio. It started
with twenty charter members, but tho mem
bership is Increasing rapidly. Tho officers of
the Post aro as follows: Commander, James
Stanley ; S. V. C, M. O. True ; J. V. C, C. J.
Pfaff; Adj't, C. D. Hazeu; Surgeon, J. Hardy;
Q. M., Rces Thomas; O. D., Howard Hallett;
O.G., GeorgoW. Stanley; S.M.,John Schramm;
Q. M. S., Orcn V. Payno. Thomas J. Stanley,
tor whom tho Post is named, was a son of Cap
tain James Stanloy, Post Commander. Ho was
a bravo officer, aud fell at tho battle of Cloyd
Mountain, W. Ya.
Ono of the principal features of tho recent
Camp-firo and festival of John Boll Post, No.
119, Washington Court House, Ohio, was the
publication by tho Post of a bright little paper
called Grand Army Xcws. It contained a roster
of the Post and numerous reminiscences by tho
comrades. Tho festival netted about $900. Tho
Post is growing very rapidly. It now has 140
members, and bids fair to havo 300 before tho
year is out.
Comrado Georgo Foster, Andrews Post, No.
132, Savannah, Ohio, writes to us advocating
as tho proper course that all comrades should
uniform themselves and wear side arms. Ho
claims that the Posts when on parade or attend
ing tho funeral of a comrado would present
a much moro imposing appearance.
"Co. H., 13th Indiana," Indianapolis, Ind.,
writes us that there are now just 150 Posts in
tho Department. Tho last mustered are: No.
143, Boxloy; No. Ill, Blair; No. 145, Ham
mond; No. 146, Jackson; No. 147, La Porte;
No. MS; New Castle; No. 1 19, Carbon, and No.
150, Ancola. A number of Posts are delinquent
in the matter of per capita tax for tho last
quarter. This should he looked after, as tho
Department officers will closo their accounts
on the 22d inst. and prepare their annual re
ports for tho annual Encampment which will
convene on the 28th.
Wadsworth Post, No. 127, Franklin, Ind., is
officered thus: Commander, G. M. Overstrect;
S. V. C, Win. N. Conner; J. V. C, W. D. Voris;
Chaplain, Chas. Rikcr; Surgeon, D. 11. Miller;
Q. M., W. S. Young; Adj't, S. C. Brown; O. D.,
G. M. Story; O. G., W. C. West; S. M., A. N.
Bergan ; Q. M. S.. P. M. Brown.
A number of comrades in tho Department
have latelysccured Government appointments.
Capt. J. Ilagar, fust Department Commander,
has been mado collector of internal revenue for
the Torro Haute district ; Comrado T. M. Kirk
patrick, Post 30, collector of internal revenue
for the Anderson district; Adjutant Ira B.'My
ers, Post 56, has been made collector of customs
at I'ugels Sound, and D. I. Reed, postmaster at
Alois O. Bachman Post, No. 2G, Madison,
Ind., has obtained, through Hon. W. S. Hol
man, M. C, a donation of four condemned can
non for soldiers' graves; also, Rich Mountain
l'ost. No. 42, Lebanon, Ind., two cannon, through
tho efforts of Major Doxey, M. C.
The comrades of Georgo II. Thomas Post,
No. 17, are arranging a grand entertainment
for the evening of the approaching Encamp
ment at English's Opera House. There will be
a public installation of officers, followed by a
programme of rare excellence.
The committee in charge of the Great War
Goernor's (Oliver P. Morton) Monument, will
havo it completed and ready for unveiling on
Memorial Day. Morton is buried in Crown
Hill Cemetery, at the head of the plat set apart
for the soldiers he loved so well. Comrado
Jesse II. Spann, Post SI, Rushville, Stato Sen
ator and leader of the Republicans in the late
General Assembly, deserves the thanks of every
comrado in this State for tho gallant fight that
lie made all through tho session in defense of
the Soldiers' Orphans' Home and other interests
At tho meeting of Post -No. 45, Galesburg,
111., held on the 27th ult., Comrado Hyde, on
behalf of Col. Clark E. Carr, presented to tho
Post an elegantly bound copy of Senator
Loganifi famous speech in the Fitz-Johu Porter
case, which was received by the Post with
thanks, and Post Commander Ilecker presented
a collection of valuable official documents, do
nated to tho Post by Secretary of War Robert
T. Lincoln as a nucleus for a Post library, for
which kindness tho Post also returned its
thanks. Next Comrade Lambert called Com
rade C. B. Ilydo to the floor and read an order
from the Commander-in-Chief appointing Com
rado Ilydo Aide-de-Camp on his stall". The
comrades had been aware of this appointment,
and through Comrade Richardson had procured
a beautiful gold and silver Aidc-de-Camp's
badge. After reading the order, Comra le Lam
bert, on behalf of the Post, pra-ented the badge
to Comrade Hyde with appropriate remarks.
Comrado Ilydo was taken by surprise, which
never happened in his army life, but managed
to express his thanks for tho honor conferred.
Comrade Ilecker, on behalf of Comrade J. A.
Bulkley, presented tho Post with a portrait of
Commander-in-t'hief VanDervoort, elegantly
framed. Agnod timo then followed, especially
when Comrade Rich, who had been dodging
out aud in during tho evening, announced that
a sumptuous oyster stew awaited Hie tioys, ana,
although served in tin dishes and disponed of
with tin spoons, it proved that Jim know
what ho was about.
Assistant Adjutant-General Kelly, assisted
by Comrades Jones, Barrows, and Van Curen,
of Woodstock, aud S. F. Bennett, of Richmond,
on the 2cth ult. mustered Post No. 191, at
Hebron, 111., after which a good supper was
served and enjoyed. The following officers
wero elected: Commander, M. M. Clothier; S.
V. C, Henry Christain; J. V. C. Jas. Wakely;
Q. M., Harvey Wallin ; Surg., Dr. E. O. G rat
tan ; O. IX. E. E. Taylor; 6. G., F. Packard;
Chaplain, E. W. Seaman; Adj't, Frank Mead.
The l'ost voted to meet the first and third Sat
urdays of each month.
"Adjutant," Kenney, HI., writes us that a
Post was mustered at that placo on the Gth
inst. by the Commander, with detail of Tost No.
157, at Clinton, and visiting members form
Post No. 147, at Chestnut, with nineteen char
ter members. The following officers were duly
installed: Commander, James R. Turner; S. V.
C, Frank K. Robbins ; J. V. C. Luther Hobbs;
Adj't, James W. Bateman ; Q. M., Chas. Brau
miller; Surgeon, T. T. Seevers; Chaplain,
nenry Bcatty; O. D., John W. 'Anderson; O.
G., Thompson Cooper; S. M., Samuel Eramitt;
Q. M. S., Wm. II. Morse.
Comrade S. W. Birch, Flora, 111., writes us
that Alexander Post, No. 89, on the Sth inst.
mustered nine new members and installed the
following officers: Commander, A. T.Galbraith;
S. V. C, II. F. Buck; J. V. C, Charles Vanda
vcer; Adj't,.!. O. Hurton; Q. M.,Thos.BIanch
ard; Chaplain, James M.BillingsIy; O. D., Jay
Kenner; Q. M. S., William P. Weaver; O. G.,
John Hawley ; S. M., John Lawrence. No Sur
geon yet installed.
Comrade Willis P. Cobb, Roodhousef HI.
writes us that a meeting of ex-soldiers was held
at that place on tho 25th ult. for tho purpose
of organizing a new Post. Twenty-three vet
erans signed tho application for a charter. It
is thought at least 100 members can bo ob
tained in a very short whilo.
Monroe Post, No. 100, Casey, Clark county,
Ills., organized in July, 18S1, now has over 100
members, and is flourishing. It was named
after tho gallant Colonel Monroe, who fell in
the storming of the enemy's works at Furm
ingtou, Teiin., on Oct. 7th, 1863.
Hudson Post, No. 165, Hudson, 111., now
numbers twenty members, with several appli
cations ponding. Adjutant Lyman Raymond
writes us thaf'TiiK Tituiurfuis" liked better
all tho timo in this community."
Comrado James Maloncy, Coal City, 111.,
writes us that a now Post is about to bo estab
lished at that place.
A Post, with about forty charter members,
has been organized at Buda, 111.
"Old Veteran" writes us that Georgo Wash
ington Post, No. 106, Cross Village, Emmet Co.,
Mich., was mustored on tho 1st inst. by Comrado
Geo. W. Stoneburncr, Adj't of J. B. Richardson
Post, of Harbor Springs, assisted by Comrado.
Bonj.Whitaker. Quito a delegation was present
from Richardson Post. Tho new Post, which
starts with twenty-five charter members, as
soon as it got in running order passed resolu
tions thanking Comrade Stonebnrner,and gavo
threo choers for tho visiting vets. Comrado Z.
D. Ransom writes us that tho following officers
wero installed: Commander, Charles 11. Swart
out; S. V. C, Nelson Bennett; J. V. C, Henry
L. Green ; Adj't, Martin Y. Barnes; Q. M., J.
W. Duboise; Chap., A. W. Bushoo; Surg.,R.W.
Baker; O. D., Lewis S. Davis; O. G., Isaac
Palmor; S. M., Z. D. Ransom ; Q. M. S., Lewis
Schroeder : Correspondent for National Thib
xjne, A. W. Busheo.
Comrado E. Moore writes us that French
Post, No. 23, Big Rapids, Mich., had a rousing
Camp-firo on tho evening of tho22du!t., which
netted upwards of $200. Tho entertainment
opened 'with a rebel surprise upon a camp of
Union soldiers, which was gallantly repulsed
by the boys, under tho command of tho gallant
Officer of tho Day, Alcunibreck. Then fol
lowed recitations by the olocutionist, Mrs. Mc
Cann, of Detroit, interspersed with singing by
tho glee club. At abouh 10 o'clock ealthorso,
beans and coffbo wero announced and ably dis
ousscd, after which tho floor was cleared, aud
tripping tho light fantastic too followed until a
lato hour, when all sought their homes feeling
well repaid for their admission fee. Among
the hall decorations was a genuinarobel flag,
owned by C. G. Hampton, of Detroit, president
of Ex-Prisoners of War Association of Michigan.
Our correspondent at Glenn, Allegan county,
mien., writes us that tho officers of Jacob G.
Fry Post, No. 4G, are: Commander, Col. Robert
Payne; S. V. C, D. L. Davis; J. V. C, G. D.
Dean ; Surgeon, Joel Jeruo; Q. M., E. J. King;
O. D., Levi Tuttlc; O. G., W. J. Bailie; Adj't,
N. W. Lewis; Q. M. S., N. E. Ellis; S. M., A.
Hooper. This Post was organized February
27, lbs2, with fourteen charter members, and
now it lias a membership ot forty-two, with
moro waiting to como in. It meets the second
Saturday of each month at Grange Hall,
Ganges, and fourth Saturday at Comrado Clapp's
Hall, Glenn. Tho O. D. is the soldier who
made tho detail which captured Jeff. Davis.
All in that detail wero from Allegan county,
An esteemed correspondent writes us that
Butterworth Post, No. 109, of Cold water, Mich.,
with thirty-one charter members, was mus
tered last evening by Department Commander
James, assisted by Comrades of C. O. Loomis
l'ost, Quiney, and Corbin Post, Union City.
Tho following wero elected officers: Com
mander, N. A. Revnolds ; S. V. C, F. D. New
berry: J. V. C, R.F. Parker; Adj't, George B.
Tompkins; Surg., W. L. Andrews; Chap., D.
A. Merrill ; Q. M., A. J. Hanna; O. D., Robert
G. Chandler ; O. G., Frank Eaton ; Q. M., B.
T. Russell ; Q. M. S., S. Birdsall. After muster
tiie visiting comrades were escorted by the
Post to the Michigan Southern Hotel, where
the Quartermaster issued rations, and all par
took of a bountiful supper. The name of But
terworth was adopted as a tribute to the mem
ory of a gallant soldier from Coldwater, who
was among the first to give his life in the de
fense of his country.
Comrade C. H. De Pur. Adjutant Phil.
Kearney Post, No. 7, Muskegon, Mich., writes
us as follows: "Wednesday, March Sth, tho
officers and thirty-seven comrades, forty-seven
in all, of Post 7, with their colors and martial
music, took the 2 p. m. train to accept an
invitation from Weatherwax Post, No. 75, of
Grand Haven, to visit them and exemplify the
work of the Order. We were met at the Grand
Haven depot by Poot 75 and company F,
Second regiment, M. S. T., Captain Mavcr,
(who is a member of the Grand Army,) and
wero escorted to company F.'s armory, which
is also headquarters for Post 75. We were
afterwards assigned quarters at the Cutler
House. At eight o'clock Post 75 was opened
in charge of the officers of Post 75. Six re
cruits were balloted fi?r and eight comrades
mustered into tho Grand Army. After a few
remarks from comrades of both Posts, the Post
closed in due form."
Comrade R. W. Surby, Battle Creek, Michi
gan, writes us that Farragnt Post No. 32, of
that place, is in a very flourishing condition.
At each regular meeting from two to five re
cruits arc mustered in, and social Camp-fires
are held every two weeks. On tho evening of
tho Sth inst., a social dance was held and
friends were admitted by invitation tickets,
Ihe price of which were fifty cents each. In
this way a handsome sum was added to the
treasury. Tho Michigan ex-soldiers aro re
ceiving from the Adjutant-General of the
State a history of her troops during tho lato
war. It is a reliable and extensive work, sub
stantially bound and Ave feel -ery proud of it.
Other States should imitate Michigan's exam
ple. Comrado Robert Anderson, Maple Rapids,
Clinton county, Mich., to whom The Tkibuxe
two AA'ceks ago sent a blank application for a
Post charter, returns it with tho signatures of
forty-two old veterans, representing twenty-five
diflcrent regiments, aud Ave have forwarded it
Comrade A. P. Beeman, Jones, Mich., S. V.
C. of Win. Z. May Post. No. 65, Avrites us that
he has been chosen by the Post to act as corre
spondent for The Tkibuxe. Post 65, Avhich
started last August with oighteen charter mem
bers, iioav has thirty-six.
Comrade W. II. Cullcn, Fowlcrville, Mich.,
writes that an application for a charter, with
thirty-three signers, has been sent to head
quarters and a Post Avill be established at that
place on the 22d inst.
Comrade Benjamin Stuart, St. Clair, Mich.,
writes us that a Post with about tAventy-five
charter members will shortly be mustered at
A new Post is about to be established at
Ornntl Loljro, J2atoi county. Mich. SoiIlQ
twenty ex-soldiers have signed the application
for a charter.
Comrade H. S. Bali, Wcstiield, Wis., writes
us that Col. L. O. Holmes, chief mustering
officer, accompanied by Comrade David Hanks,
of Baraboo Post, mubtered The. B. Crawford
Post, of that place, on Wednesday evening,
February 28, 1883, with twenty-ei.ht charter
members, and installed the following officers:
Commander, S. D. Forbes; S. V. C, P. Lockey;
J. V. C, J.L.Waldo; Q. M., 11. D. Malory;
Surgeon, John Crawford; Chaplain, L. M.
Preston; O. D., James Perkins; O. G., IT. M.
Ormsby ; trustees, William Fuller, James Craw
ford, William Pond; Adj't, H. S. Ball; S. ST.,
C. A. Parker; Q. M. S., William Fuller.
Comrade L. M. Alvord, Oconomowoc. Wau
kesha county, Wis., writes us that a new Post
is about to be established at that placo. Thero
is material there for a Post fifty strong.
Comrado Charles H. Fish, Adjutant, Garrett
Tost, No. 16, Newton, Iowa, sends us au inter
esting account of his work recently in that
Department. Ho says that Columbus City
Post, though organized first in lw6, shared tho
fate of many early Posts, aud died out. It has
recently, however, been re-mustered, and bids
fair to become highly prosperous. On the 15th
ult. Comrade Fish mustered Bon Paul Post, at
Wyoming, with forty-eight charter members,
which has a very bright future before it. Cap
tain Loomis is the Commander. Tho other
officers are: S. V. C, N. B. Noyes; J. V. C,
J.L.Richardson; O. D., J. J. Bonder; Q. M.,
J. Woodyard ; Chap., H. K. Paul ; Surgeon,
R. S. Wifliams; Adjutant, L. V. Braiuard ; O.
G., Charles Gridley ; Q. M. S.. William Hodge
bone; Serg't, Maj., W. James. On the 16th
ult. Comrade Fish mustered Iuka Post, at
Bellevuo, Lieutenant M. Maloney Commander.
Oil tho 17th, being delayed at Dubuque, ho
visited General Ynudover, Commander of one
of tho finest Posts in tho State. On tho 19th
he mustered General Lyon Post at Clarion, on
tho 22d Washington Post at Adoir, and on tho
27th a Post at. Eddy villo. Comrado Fish has
thirteen more on his list, all of which he hopes
to have mustered by tho 21st of the present
month. This will give tho Department an in
crease of 100 Posts since the present manage
ment went into power a grand showing. Gen
eral Georgo B. Hogin, Department Commander,
who has been sick for two months, is conva
lescing. Comrado Wm. H. Salada, S. V. C, Crocker
Post, No. 12, Dos Moines, Iowa, writes us that
at tho last meeting of the Post, General Given,
in tho course of a little talk to " the boys,"
stated that tho olectivo ofiiccs of Congress aro
very rarely filled by soldiers, but that there
wero a largo number to be found in the diller
eut Departments of tho Government, filling
clerkships, &c, where tho salaries wore small.
Ho did not believe there was ono elective office
filled by a soldier, (in the last Congress,) whero
they received a good round salary. Comrade
Salada advocates that the pension agencies
throughout tho United States bo conducted by
Comrado J. C. Heats, Lynnville, Iowa, writes
us that Alloway Post, No. 106, held a Camp-firo
February 22d. Tho exercises consisted of
speeches, toasts, reminiscences, interspersed
with music by the Lynnville Cornet Baud, and
old war songs by tho Glee Club. A small ad
mittance feo was charged, and a rcspectablo
sum added to tho Quartermasters funds. The
exorcises closed with tho singing of " Old John
Brown " by tho comrades, rendered with a vim
that nono but old soldiers can put into that
grand old song.
Comrado William N. Brown, writes us that
Post No. 113, Manson, Iowa, which was organ
ized last December with eleven charter mem
bers, now numbers forty-ehjht, with several ap
Comrade S. N. Brace, Fredericksburg, Iowa,
who sends us two new subscribers, writ03 that
the Post at that placo now numbers forty-seven
naembors, with eight applications ponding.
Comrade V. D. Rood, Anita, Iowa, who sonda
us three new subscribers, writes that Meade
Post, No. 50, of that place, will build a new
haU this season at a cost of ij&.SOO.
Comrado James C. Purvis, Greenfield, Iowa,
writes us that Myers Post, of that place, xww
numbers sixty members and is in a flourish
Comrade James C. Smith, Fredonia, Kan.r
writes us that Phil. Harvey Post, No. 93, of
that placo now musters 76 members, and haa
six applications pending. Tho officers are ad
follows: Commander, John T. Cox; S. V. C.,
M. W. Murray; J. V. C. Asburv Hicks: Adi'fe.
Owen Lee; Q. M J. G. Eeaslev; Surgeon, T.
C. Craig, M. D. ; Chaplain, M. T. Coutrel ; O. D.r
W. M. Oakford; O. G., Orvil Jeffrcs; S. M.,
Ira S. Bachelder; Q. M. S., James C. G. Smith.
Comrade II. Licurancc, Tecumseh, Kan.,
who sends us four new subscribers, writes u
that Jesso Nelson Post, of that place, which,
was mustered last June with sixteen charter
members, now ha3 a membership of twenty
six. Jesse Nelson was a drummer-boy of tho
Forty-eighth Ohio. He was killed at Shiloh.
He threw clown his drum and took up a mus
ket, and was shot Avhilc on his kuecs in the aefl
At a meeting of Robert Anderson Post, No,
45, Smith Centre, Kan., held on tho 23th ult.,
resolutions Avere passed setting forth that Com
rade R. A. Chandler, postmaster at that place,
had been removed through tho influence oi
Hon. John A. Anderson, and severely censur
ing his action in tho matter.
Comrado Charles O'Neill, Ellis, Kan., who
has sent us some thirty-four subscribers, writes
that a ncAV l'ost is about to be established af;
that place Avith some forty charter members.
He adds: " I hope the old vets A-ont stop until
you can hear the thundering of tho artiUery
from l'ost to Post."
Comrade S. B. Tower, Lincoln, Kan., has senfc
us tAventy-four subscribers, and writes us that
Post No. 19, of that place, mustered four re
cruits at its last meeting, and there are several
additional applications pending. A rousing
Camp-fire is to be held soon.
Comrade F. S. Sto-er, Iola, Kan., who sends
us seven ncAV subscribers, writes that the PostJ
at that place mustered four new recruits at ita
last meeting, and is now in a prosperous con
Comrade John West, Broken Bow, Neb., wh.0
ha3 sent eight subscrib-'rs, writes that C. C.
Washburn Post, No. 93, which was organized
at that place last summer, is in a prosperous
condition, with a fair prospect that it wiU
number seventy-five members by next fall.
Comrade L. P. Derby, of Bennct, Neb., who
has sent us altogether thirteen subscribers,
writes us that Elizabeth Upright Post, of thai
place, was named after a noblo lady Avho gave
ten sons to her country during tho late war.
Comrade George Bennett, Weaping Water,
Neb., Avrites us that the next State soldiera' Re
union wiB bo held at Hastings.
Thoma3 Po3t, No. 21, Las Vegas, N. M., on tho
Gth inst. gavo one of its old fashioned bean
bakes, which avos attended by not less than one
hundred veterans cf the late war and several
distinguished civilians, among the latter being
non. Samuel B. Ax tell, chief justice of New
3Iexico, and Hon. G. W. Prichard, United
States district attorney. Capt. L. C. Fort was
master of ceremonies, and introduced Comrado
Phillip3, of DeiiA'er, who is on the staff of E.
K. Stimson, Department Commander. Mr.
Phillips said that a fund of not less than $50,
000 AA'ould be raised to defray the expenses of
the coming Reunion of soldiers in Denver next
August. Comrade n. E. Palmer, of Nebraska,
made an excellent speech, in Avhich he referred
to his meeting with the late President Garfield
in Washington, in a touching manner. Major
Lundy, the AA'it of the comrades present, made
a few appropriate remarks in his happy style of
talking. He A-as followed by a masterly effort
by Judge Axtell, who paid the members of tho
Grand Army of the Republic a high tribute,
and also spoke most beautifully of New Mexico.
The bean bake Avas then announced and all did
ample justice to the baked beans, coffee, hard
tack aud soav belly. Addresses Avere then de
livered by Colonel Prichard and Commander
Fitzgerreli, r.nd reminiscences of the late war
told by Comrades Whittclsy, Palmer, Phillips,
A resolution of thanks was tendered to Com
rades Palmer and Phillips for visiting the Post,
and a communication Avas read recommending
that the Post take the necessary steps to ereos,
a suitable monumeut orer the remains of Gen
eral Christopher Carson, more familiarly known,
as Kit Carson.
Comrade W. S. Potter, A. A. G., Department
of Dakota, writes us as follows : " Pursuant to
General Orders, No. 8, National Headquarters,
also Special Orders, No. 2, Department Head
quarters, the several Posts of this Depart
ment assembled at Yankton, Dakota Territory,
February 27th, for tho purpose of organizing a
permanent Department. Tho different Posts
Avere well represented and a general good feel
ing Avas manifested. After the usual prelim
inaries Avere disposed of, aud after listeniug to
a speech from Commander Thomas S. Free,
which AA'as heartily cheered by the comrades
present, tho Encampment proceeded to the
election cf officers, Avith the following results :
Commander of Department. Comrade General
Thomas S. Free, Sioux Falls; Department
Senior Vice Commander, Comrade Alexander
Hughes, Yankton; Department Junior Vica
Commander, Comrado S. M. Laird, Pierre;
Department Chaplain, Comrade R-v. G. J.
Travis, Yankton ; Department Medical Direc
tor, Comrade Dr. J. E. Schuieder, Egan.
Council of Administration: Comrades J. A.
Wallace, Elk Point; Ti YL Elson, Huron; J.W.
Harlan, Canton; J. L. Jolley, Vermillion; J.
M. Adams, Mitchell. Comrades delegated to
National Encampment: S. A. Boyles, Yankton;
and Alternate, M. B. Kent, Elk Point. General
Thomas S. Free than announced as his Assist
ant Adjutant General Comrade W. S. Potter, of
Sioux Falls. He not being prepared to an
nounce tho remaining members of his staff, in
formed the Encampment that he AA'ould do so
at some future lime from Department Head
quarters. The Commander then appointed
Comrade N. C. Nash as Installing Officer, who
at once proceeded to his duties. The following;
resolution was unanimously adopted : 'Resolved,
That it is the sense of the members of the Grand
Army of tho Republic of the Department of
Dakota, assembled iu Delegate Encampment,
that suitable provisions should bo made by tho
Legislature for the establishment and equip
ment of a volunteer militia to consist of not
less than threo regiments of infantry.' Upon,
motion of Comrade Potter the commander dele
gated Comrade Alexander Hughes Avith full
authority to look to tho interests of the Grand
Army beforo this Legislature, and to call to
his assistance auy and all the comrades of tho
Depaitment he deemed necessary. Comrade
Kent then sung " Marching Through Georgia,"
the Encampment joining in the chorus. Gen
eral Free A-as again called on to speak to tho
boys, after Avhich he Avas heartily applauded.
Commander-in-Chief Paul Van Dcrvoort joined
the Encampment at this point, but Avas called
back to Omaha by telegram on business per
taining to transportation for the membersof the
Grand Army to the National Encampment.
Ciril Pensions in England.
From tho .Yew York Sun.'
An Ambassador of the first rank, such as the Into
I-onl Stratford do ItedchlVc or Lord Lyoi. aftor a
life of exile fraught at times with intent labor and
nnxiety, received SIw.UCO pension n year, while the
highest consular pension is5,.'i00. Lor! Kiuniunnc,
after fifty years' &erviee in the foreicii ofiiee, retired
on $10,000, and no civil service official Rcta more.
On the other hand, n judj:e of the S)i-ine Court
receives a pension of jl",3oO,iuul a Lord Chancellor,
if in office a month only, a eiision of SLT.iW), whereas
other Cabinet Ministers can ne-er command moro
than S10,0W, must have served years before they"
are entitled to that, and nro not expected to take 16
unless really in very moderate circumstances. A
Chancellor, however, takes it entirely as a matter
of course. The only non-leipil functionary splen
didly provided for is the Speaker of the House of
Commons, who receives a viscounty and a jension.
of 520,000, which is continued to hL successor in the
peerage. The lost Speaker, Denison, beinjr rich,
and childless, refused a pension. One ex-Speaker,
ShaAV-Lefevre, ugvd S9, enjoys it hoav, but lias no
son, and only ono ex-Chancellor draAVS a pension,
although at ono time there Avero live of the lattex
taking: their 25,000 a year.
Interesting and RoUnblp.
IJancsvQle Wis.) WeddySun.
Tub Natjojtai. Tribune, a Grand Army pnperi
published at Washington, D. O., has been enlarge
from a forty-eight to a fifty-six column paper, is
well printed, and fa an interesting and reliablo,
medium of Information. It enjoys on exteasixat
circulation, haAdng: suhscrlhaza in nearly eJSvW.
thousand po3t-ofilce: tUfmrgacrat the country.