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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. C, AUGUST 26, 1882. h GRAND ARMY MATTERS. WHAT THE COMRADES ARE DOING THOUGHOUT THE COUNTRY. A Grand Reunion at Grand Island, Nebraska, to Continno a Week Distinguished Tisitors Ex pected A Sham Fteht in the Programme The Xeir Jersey Veterans Preparing to lhirainp at Sea Girt Early Xcxt 3Ionl!i Kapid Growth of the Order. Special Correspondence National Tribune. Grand Island, Neb., Aug. 20. All tlio ar rangements for the coming Reunion of veterans at this placo have been completed, and it is ex pected that the attendance will he very large. Tho celebration commences on tho 2cth inst., and will continue during tho week. An extra supply of tents has been obtained from tho Secretary of War, in addition to which an im mense circular tent has been erected by tho Grand Army organization, the whole affording accommodations for 50,000 persons. Reduced railway rates have been .secured, and the most extraordinary interest lias been aroused among tho soldiers throughout the entire West. A local paper, referring to the Reunion, says : "The grand soldiers and sailors' Reunion, under tho auspices of the Grand Army of tho Republic, to bo held at Grand Island, bids fair to bo tho largest gathering over held west of the Mississippi. Tho comnrittco of arrange ments havo completed the most elaborate preparations for the care and entertainment of tho thousands who will attend. Tents, under tho joint resolution of Congress, will be furnish ed free for tho uso of those in attendance. Hay, straw, and fuel, also free, have deen donated by tho citizens of Grand Island ami vicinity. President Arthur, ex-Senator Roscoe Colliding, Senator John A. Logan, ox-Governors Kirk wood and Stono of Iowa, Colonel Yilas and General Bragg of Wisconsin, General Aiken of Pennsyl vania, together with many other notable states men and orators, have promised to attend, and all are expected, from whom on tho afternoon of each day, commencing Tuesday, addresses will bo mado to tho old soldiers and citizens. Gen eral Paul Yandervoort will havo his head quarters on tho ground. One day will be as signed to the different States grouped together, and to each group an afternoon and evening will be given to hear from their chosou repre sentatives. In tho afternoon addresses and evening camp-fires. Ample and beautiful grounds adjacent to tho city, including tho Hall county fair grounds, havo been selected for tho Encampment, where an abundance of water, with dining halls, booths, markets, and every convenience will bo located for the ac commodation of all. "A feature of the programme will bo tho bom bardment of Port Sumter on Tuesday, the night attack by tho gunboat Monitor, in which a genuine gunboat with mortars and bomb shells will bo used, being constructed expressly for tho purpose. "The sham battle of Friday afternoon, in which all the soldiers on tho ground will en gage, with a battery of artillery, a regiment of cavalry, and five hundred muskets in line, will make a display equal to a genuine battle-field. These, together with tho different State Re unions, tho Reunions of tho G. A. R. by Posts, tho grand review of all soldiers on tho ground, and the evening camp-fires in tho mammoth pavillions, will make Reunion week tho most notable event ever witnessed in tho West. "A detailed programme will bo prepared by the committee, announcing on what days tho prominent statesmen and orators will be pres ent, as soon as all havo determined what days would bo most convenient for them to speak. "Quartermaster-General C. L. Howell report ed tho work of laying out tho ".amp had been completed according to diagram, which was submitted and adopted. It was resolved that a copy of tho diagram bo furnished to each Post in the Department." REGIMENTAL REUNION. Haino Veterans Fight Their Battles O'er Again. Special Correspondence National Tribune. Bangoe, Me., August 19. Tho annual Re union of tho Eighth, Ninth, Eleventh, and Sixteenth regiments, Maine volunteers, hold hero on Tuesday, brought together over two hundred veterans, who rendezvoused at the Elmwood, where their flag was displayed in front. After dinner, to the music of fife and drum, they marched down Main street to Town Hall, whero a business meeting was held, at which the following officers of the Association wero chosen: President, James E. Shepherd, Ninth regi ment, of Lawrence, 3Iass.; First Vice-President, Jos. F.Tuttle, Eighth regiment; Second Vice President, Geo. Payne, Eleventh regiment; Third Vice-President, C. O. Wadsworth, Six teenth regiment. Executive Committee, S. W. Lane, Harry Hopkins, C. W. Tilden, J. O. Webster. The next meeting will be held in Augusta; time to bo fixed by the committee. Ofiicers in the several Regimental Associ ations were chosen as follows: Eighth regiment President, P. G. Ingalls ; Secretary and Treasurer, I). F. Strickland; Vice-Presidents, Dr. P. O. Webster, J II. Hard ing, J. 1L Haskell ; Historian, J. II. H. Hewitt , Chaplain, A. Pease; Quartermaster, Lieutenant F. A. Wood; Surgeon, Benjamin Williams, 2d; Ex. Com., J. O. Webster, P. G. Ingalls, W. R. Pinkham. Ninth regiment 'President, Captain G. W. Brown, Bangor; Vice-Presidents, Lieutenant J. H. Lowell of Hallowcll, Sergeant Henry JohnFonofWinsIow; Secretary and Treasurer, Lieutenant G H.Roberts, Springvale, Maine; Ex. Com., Harry Hopkins of Augusta, Ser geant D. M. Hagau of Boothbay, Thos. Peters, George E. Davis of Danforth, Lieutenant W. A. Copehind of Corinna, D. W. Lincoln. Eleventh regiment President, T. T Tabor; Vice-president, F. A. Froborn : Secretary and Treasurer, J O. Smith ; Ex. Com., S. W. Laim J. F Arnold, Everett B. Small. Sixteenth regiment President, A. R Small; Vice-President, C O. Wad&worth; Second Vice Prcfidont,J O. Lord; Secretary and Treasurer, Luther Bradford; Directors, A W. W.ilds, C. F. Lothrop, E. F. Davis, Warren Leaword. Town Hall would no doubt havo been filled by our people in tho evening, but tho hour for this public social meeting came during a terrific thunder tempest, with the rain falling in torrents. As it was, only about half of the comrades were present, and only a lew of our citizens. Captain Boutellc, of tho Bangor Whig, was first called up. His address was devoted largely to a very gratifying exhibit of the patriotism of Maine as shown by the number of soldiers furnished during the late war one to fourteen of its inhabitants, and one in every four and a half of tho male population. He felt confident that no other State had done so well, but if it could be shown that any one had, the veterans of Maine would be tho first to throw up their hats for it. After Captain Boutcllo tho following were called: General Hill, of Forest Port, N. Y., formerly of Exeter; Colonel C. W. Tilden, Sixteenth Maine, Secretin y of Maine Senate; Lieutenant-Colonel L. B. Farnham, Sixteenth Maine, Department Commander of G. A. R. of Maine, postmaster at Bangor; Colonel Bis bee, Sixteenth, Maine, IT. S. Marshal of Maine ; Lieutenant George Payne, Eleventh Maino; Captain ' Sumual W. Lane; J. O. Smith, Secre tary of State; B. J. Hill, Comrades J. C. Star bird and Tabor, and Captain .Smith, sheriff of Androscoggin county. Several of these wero not present, and many others declined to speak. Colonel Bisbseo paid high compliments to Maine soldiers, mentioning Major Arch D. Leavitt and tho two Stevens boys, all well known hero. J. O. Smith, among other good things, had a hearty word for the women in tho war. Com rado Tabor suggested the formation of an ex prisoners' association, promising moro fully to develop the plan and bject of tho organization at Maranacook. Tho chairman .gave a graphic experience of prison life, and Comrade Star bird paid an cloquont tribute to Maine soldiers, living and dead. All expressed their gratifica tion to bo able onco more to meet their old comrades in arms. C. R. McFadden and a representative of the ?.Tail wero called up to speak for tho "Home Guards." At nine o'clock they-adjourncd to tho Elmwood for a collation. Governor Plaisted was at the hotel during the day to greet his old comrades, but not being very well was not present at tho hall or at the colhition. THE GRAND ARMY AT MARANACOOK. The semi-annual Encampment of tho Grand Arm j- of the Republic of Maine, at Maranacookf last week, was a grand success. It was attend ed by a very largo delegation of comrades and their families, and it was estimated that thcro were at least six thousand persons on tho grounds, said to bo the largest gathering of the season. Tho weather was fine and a cool breeze prevailed, thus adding to tho comfort of those present. Tho programme of sports was well carried out, and tho best of order was maintained during tho day. Ono of tho main features of tho occasion was tho visit of Commander-in-Chief Yandervoort, who camo from his distant homo in Omaha to attend tho En campment. Ho was introduced to tho vast as sembly by Department Commander Farnham, and delivered a ringing address. A canoo raco took place in tho afternoon. Tho exercises closed with a "Bummers' Convention" in the evening. REUNION OF MARYLAND VOLUNTEERS, A Reunion of the surviving members of tho Sixth Regiment Maryland Volunteers will bo held at Wilson Tost Hall, G. A. R., Baltimore City, on the afternoon of Thursday, September 1-1,1SS2. Among the many excellent regiments that Maryland sent into tho field during tho late war, lew, if any, havo a moro brilliant record than the Sixth. It was organized under tho President's call of July 2, la02, its rendezvous being established at Baltimoro City. Tho companies wero or ganized as follows : A, Carroll county, August 12, 1SG2; B, Cecil county, August 20, 1S62; C, Carroll county, August 23, 1S02; D, Frederick county, August 23, 1802 ; E, Cecil county, Au gust 27, 1602; F, Baltimoro City, September 8, 1802; G, Cecil county, August 25, 1SG2; H, Washington county, September 5, 18G2 ; I, Baltimoro City, August 25, 1SG2; K, Queen Anno couufy, September 2, 1SG2. George R. Howard, of Elkton, was appointed colonel; John W. Horn, of Baltimoro city, for merly a captain in tho Fifth Maryland, lieutenant-colonel, and William A. McKcllip, of Westminster, major Colonel Howard resigned May 5, 1S63, and wassuceeded by Lieutenant-Colonel Horn, pro moted in his stead. Colonel Horn was dis charged February 5, 1SG5, for disability frem wounds received in action at tho battlo of the Opequan, when the command devolved upon Lieutenant-Colonel Josoph C. Hill, who was subsequently commissioned colonel. Tho regi ment left for tho seat of war on tho Upper Po tomac September 20, 1SG2, with orders to join the Maryland brigade, under General John R. Kenly, then stationed at Williamsport. It re mained with this command, performing much arduous service, until March 23, 18G3, when it was assigned to the Third brigade, Second di vision, Eighth Corps, stationed at Berryville, Va. On the loth of June, 16G3, it covered tho retreat of McRcynolds'6 brigado from Borry ville, and took an active part in tho battlo of Winchester, under Milroy, on tho 11th and 15th of June. During the night of tho loth the order was "given for tho silent evacuation of Winchester, and tho Sixth, by making a wide detour, reached Maryland Heights. After guarding tho public property sent from Har per's Ferry to Washington, it finally joined tho Army of tho Potomac on tho 10th of July, and in tho campaign which followed during tho fall and winter of 1803 tho regiment shared tho fortunes of the Third Corps. From May 5 to July 7, 16G1, as a part of the Sixth Corps, it was engaged in tho battles of tho Wilder ness, Spottsylvania, Cold Harbor, and the as saults on Petersburg, sustaining loss in all these conflicts. During this period tho'fatiguo and exhaustion incident to the night marches and continued encounters with the enemy were extraordinary, notwithstanding which both officers and men met them nobly and un complaingly, cheerfully bearing all tho hard ships they were called upon to endure. Being transferred to Sheridan's army in the Shenandoah Valley, the Sixth participated in all tho principal engagements of that campaign, and returned to the Petersburg lines in time to boar an important part in the final assault on the enemy's works, April 2, 1805. As a clos ing scene in its career, the regiment was en gaged in the battle of Sailor's Creek, and was also present at the surrender of tho insurgent army under Lee at Appomattox, thus being permitted to see the desired end accomplished for which it had so loyally struggled. Its list of battles, &c, embraces tho follow ing: Skirmish at Berryville, Va., Jnno 13, If 03; skirmish at the Opequan, Va., Juno 13, 1603; battlo of Winchester, Va., June 1-1 and 15, 1803; skirmish at Brandy Station, Va., Nov 8, 1803; battlo of Mino Run (Locust Grovo), Va., Nov. 27, 1S03; battle of the Wilderness, Va., May 5-7, 1801; battlo of Kpottsylvaniu, Va., May 9-20, 1801; battle of Cold Harbor, Va., Juno 1-3, 1801; siege of Petersburg, Va., Juno 10 to July 0, 1801, and Dec. 7, 1804, to April 2, 3805; skirmish at Charlestown, Va., Aguust 20, 1801; battle of the Opequan, Va., September 10,3801; battle of Fisher's Hill, Va., September 22, 1801; battle of Cedar Creek, Va., October 19, 1801; assault on Petersburg, Va., April 2,1805; bat tlo of Sailors Creek, Va., April G, 1805; surren der at Appomattox, Va., April 0, 1805. Tho loss among tho enlisted men of tho regi ment in these actions was 78 killed and 233 wounded. Of tho latter 30 died from tho effects of their wounds; making a total of 111 slain in defense of th Union. "They rose in dark and evil days To riht their native land; They kindled hero a living blazo That nothing bhall withstand. : l Then hero's tlieir memory may it ho I'or us a guiding light To cheer our Htrifo for liberty, And teach ua to unite." In its successful advances, as well as its dispiriting retreats, tho Sixth traveled by rail 575 miles, by boat 577, and on foot 1751 miles; a total distance ot 2,903 miles. On tho 20th of June, 18G5, tho Tegiment, as an organization, was mustered out of service near Washington, D O., the recruits, forty in number, whojse terms expired subsequent to October 1, 1805, being transferred to tho-First Maryland, and returned to Baltimoro, whence tho ofiicers and mon dispersed to their homes, ouco moro to join, their fellow-citizens in culti vating the arts of pcaco. By its undaunted courage, remarkable coolness, unwavering per sistence, and sturdy reliability on trying occa sions, the Sixth Maryland won a reputation of which every member may well be proud. MINNESOTA G. A. R. ENCAMPMENT Special Correspondence National Tribune. Stillwater, Minn., Aug. 12, 1832. It may be a matter of interest to our Grand Army comrades in the East to know what we are doing up here in tho North Star State, "Min nesota." We may not do so much or grow so fast as somo other Departments, but then wo aro young yet. It is not quite a year since Minnesota was organized into a permanent Department of the G. A. 11. with six Posts. Tho first semi-annual Encampment of tho Minnesota G. A. R. was held on tho 9th of Au gust on the shores of tho beautiful Lako Min netonka. Muller Post, No. 1, of this placo; Geo. N. Morgan Post, No. 4, Minneapolis ; Garfield Post, No. 8, and Acker Post, No. 21, from St. Paul, attended, with delegations from nearly all tho Posts. On our arrival at Wayzata tho steamer City of St. Louis was in waiting. About 700 of the boys embarked. After tho embarkation tho steamer made the trip of both upper and lower lakes, a distance of somo 25 or 30 miles. During the trip tho comrades enjoyed them selves as only old vets. can. At two p. m. wo wero landed at tho Lako Park Hotel, ono of tho finest summer resorts in tho northwest, whoro tho vets, with their friends sat down to a boun tiful dinner, not of hard-tack and bacon, but something moro palatable, which mino host, Colonel Hutchinson, knows how to set up. After dinner tho Encampment was called to order by Commander Marty, and held a short session to hear reports of tho different staff officers. Tho roll-call showed tho following Depart ment officers and delegates present: Commander Adam Marty, Assistant Adjt. Gcn. Samuel Bloomer, Medical Director J. C. Rhodes, Chaplain Rev. W. II. Harrington, As sistant Q. M. Gen. F. Siebold, Judge Advocate W. P. Roberts. Muller Post, No. 1 Commander W. H. H. Taylor, Delegates W. H. Harrington and Sam uel Uarrimau. J. S. Caty Post, No. 2 Commander N. C. Simmilkier. Burdick Post, No. 3 Commandor R. A. Bur leson. Gcorgo N. Morgan Post, No. 4 Commander D. M. Gilmore, Delegates W. P. Roberts and C. E. Babb. Sherman Post, No. G Delegate Peter Trump. D. F. Markham Post, No. 7 Dclegato G. L. Mason. Garfield Post, No. S Commander R. A. Becker. Geo. n. Thomas Post, No. 9 Not represented. Sully Post, No. 10 Commander P. B. Dovy. Henry Roger Post, No. 11 Commander Al bert Swift. Dudley Post, No. 12 Not represented. Willis A. Gasman Post, No. 13. Not ropro sented. Wcsloy Green Post, No. 14, Commander Clias. Bromwich. Jos. Hooker Post, No. 15 Not represented. Acker Post, No. 21 Commander W. T. Burr. Following tho roll-call tho Assistant Adjutant-General's report was read: The report showed that thcro woro added to tho Department Roster since tho 1st day of January, 1SS2, in tho last six months, nino Posts with a gain in membership of 373. On the 31st of December, 1381, wo numbered 273 members, and now wo havo G5G in good stand ing. This, I think, is a pVctty fair showing for tho first six months in this year. Acting Adjutant-General Mouroo addressed tho Encampment with somo very well-timed and appropriate remarks. After tho business session tho comrades, with their families and friends, assembled on tho lawn and listened to tho following toaster "Reunion," responded to by Col. R. C. Benton; " Grand Army of tho Republic," responded to by Assistant Adjutant-General A. C. Monroo; "State Volunteer Militia," by Comrade A. A. Ames; "Twenty years ago," by Gen. Scribner, of Indiana; "Tho good soldior, the good citi zen," by Gen. Sam'l. Harriman; "Tho army of tho dead," by Prof. L. W. Chancy; "Tho girls wo havo with us," by Ootnrado Bcrgher. At tho conclusion of tho speaking tho wholo assembly joinod in tho singing of "Tramp. Tramp," "Our Country," " John Brown," and other airs. Thus closed our first semi-annual Encamp ment, and which is probably one of tho bright est days in tho lives of many a bravo and noble man that woro tho blue during tho dark days of the great rebellion. S. Bloomek, Late Lieut. Com. 2d Bat'l. Vet Res. Corps. ANOTHER REUNION FOR THE " BOYS." Special Correspondence National Tribune. There will bo a regimental Reunion of tho Tenth Illinois Volunteer cavalry at Sid 1103', Champaign count-, 111., Soptcmber 21st and 22d, 1832. This w;is an old veteran regiment, having sorved four years and three months, and at one time numbered 1,400 men. Tho surviving members aro now scattered in almost every State in tho Union. It is earnestly re quested that all who cannot attend this Re union will send their post-office address to tho secretary of tho Regimental Association. Col D WiCKER.siiAjr, Pros., Springfiold, 111. John II. Morgan, Sec, Petersburg, 111. 1 --- POST ORGANIZATION IN MARYLAND. Special Correspondence National Tribune. Havkk vi: Gkaoi:, August 17 Commandor Dukohart, of tho Grand Army of tho Republic, accompanied by John H Suter, George W. Johnson, A. E. Evans, John A. Thomson, Jr., and A. A. Lawrence, met at Havre de Grace on tho 37th instant, and organized Admiral John Rogers 1'ost, No. 28, of tho G. A. 11. Twent.v-fivo recruits wero mustered in at tho City Hall, and great enthusiasm was exhibited in the matter. There is promise of a large Post hero. Tho officers installed in the new Post we're: Commander, Charles A. Conner; S. V C, John A. Day; J V C, R. L. Moore; Surg , T. M. Sumpton ; Adj't, Ranfield Carroll ; Chaplain, Richard W Kenly; O. D., Leonard F. Sitzlor; O. G., Charles P. Cropper. A NEW POST ORGANIZED. Special Correspondcnco National Tribune. St. John's, Kah., August 17. A Post of tho G. A. R. was org: ized hero last Monday even ing, and the following officers wore elected: Post Commander, 11. H. Smith; S. V. C, Charles E. Bri&lol, J V. C, C. S. Maco; Adj't, Gcorgo W. Bousman ; Q. M., Frank Cox ; O. D., W II. Hoolo; O. G., D. L. Estlo; Chaplain, R. M. Blair; S. M , Gcorgo Breckenridge; Q. M. S., William Glasscock. Comrades Henry Rohr, W. R Hoolo, and R. M. Blair wero ap pointed by the Post Commander as a commitleo to draft by-laws to report to the next meeting, A NEW POST IN KANSAS. Special Correspondcnco National Tribune. Si'EiNG nnx, Kas., August 14. A mooting of ex-Union soldiers was held horo on the 4th inst., and a Post, designated Spring Hill Post, No. 101, G. A. 11., organized by Chief Mustering Officer J.S.Clark, assisted by W. IE Murray, Post Commander, of Wyandot, Kansas. After tho muster tho following officors woro elected: P. C, Alex. Davis; 1st V. C, I. Rhirhart; 2d Y, C, Thos. Stevenson; Chaplain, Roy. A. M. Reynolds; Surgeon, T. J. Daner; O. D., David Sprong; Q. M., Horace Parks; Adjutant, W. M. Adams; Q. M. S., W. M. Evans; S. M., J. N. Bill; O. G., II. N. Davis. After instituting tho officers tho members woro instructed in tho working of tho Post. Yours, in F. C. L., Saml. B. Hanna. A BRILLIANT ENTERTAINMENT. Spcoial Correspondence National Tribune. Evansville, Ind., Aug. 19. Farragut Tost, G. A. 11., opened their now quarters over tho enlarged First National bank building last night with a camp-fire, and tho occasion, in teresting in every featuro, was greatly enjoyed by every ono present. Tho now quarters aro conveniently and elegantly furnished, and em brace almost tho entiro third stoiy of tho building. The appointments arc those requir ed 1)3' tho society, the carpets aro of rich color and quality, and tho walls aro papcicd after the susth otic style. Tho special invitations that had been sent out, brought together a company which added to tho membership mado the attendance very large. The arrangements, however, wero com plete, and insured tho comfort and enjo3rmcnt of all. Tho programme consisted of vocal and in strumental music, addresses b3 General Shack elford, General A. P. Hove', Colonel Denby, and Major A. C. Rosecranz, and a recitation by Captain McCutchan. Tho music was excellently rendered, and the addresses woro listened to with attention, and all of them wero repleto with matter of in terest and instruction. Among tho guests from other cities wero General A. P. Hove-, of Mount Vernon, and Captain Millncr, Commander, of tho Post of tho G. A. R. at that place. Farragut Post by tho entertainment of last night was but appropriately exhibiting and celebrating its rapid growth and its im portance in tho Ordor in tho State. It was organized on the 21th of June, 1SS1, with thirty-eight members. Sinco that timo it has not only grown most materiallj' itself, but it has organized Posts at Huntingburgh, Owens boro, and Mount Vernon. Tho present mem bership is 135 and tho following arc tho officers of tho Post: Post Commander, W. H. Keller; S. V. C, C. II. Myerhoil'; J. V. C, Will Warren; Adj't, Aug. Leich; Surg., Dr. Compton ; Q. M., F. S. Wessclor; Chaplain, II. A. Mattisou; O. D., J. W. Mcssick; O. G., W. A. Sluder. Tho Post meets on tho second and fourth Thursday in over3' month. General Shackelford's address was a long and interesting paper, containing much that is both now and important about tho capture of ono of tho most dashing raiders of tho late war. The address was listened to with tho deepest interest. IN MEMORY OF GEN. WARREN. Special Correspondcnco National Trittnno. IFdq'US JuiXSON lvlLI'ATKICK POST, NO. 143. Nj:w Yonic, August 22, 1SS2. For some timo past tho whole attention of the G. A.R.in New York City Las been given to picnics. Now, that 'they havo about all had their Camp-fires, fcc, 'wo shall expect great results and largo humbers added to tho ranks. Tho death of Comrado Duncan, Commander of J. L. Riker Post, No. 02, is indeed a sad loss, and will bo deeply folt. Ho was not only a good Comrado but a truo Christian. At a meeting of Judson Kilpatrick Post, No. 143, tho following appropriate resolutions upon tho death of General Gouvernetir. X. Y rcn woro adortcd : Ecsolvcd, That in tho death of General Gouv criicur K Warren, tho gallant commander of tho old Fifth Army Corps, wo realize that an other hero has gone, another recruit enrolled m our "Grand Army of tho Dead." Retailed, That wo, his comrades, will over cherish his memory as that of a truo patriot, a skillful and spotless soldier, a gallant and gifted leader of bravo men, worth- of a placo in history besido his namesake of revolutionary fame; , Revived, That wo deplore tho hasty act that in the supremo moment of victor- wist a cloud over tho reputation ho had so nobly won a cloud that darkened his lifo and broko his heroic heart. Though tho Republic may seem ungrateful, the Grand Army is not. Resolved, That our heartfelt sympathy bo extended to tho stricken widow and orphans of our comrado and leader in this their hour of deep sorrow. B. I. II. AN ENCAMPMENT AT SEA GIRT. Spccinl Correspondence National Tribune. Manasquan, N. J, Aug. 22. Tho Grand Army cf tho Republic will hold an Encamp ment at Sea Girt, near Manasquan, N J., com mencing September 5th, 1SS2, to continue fivo days. It will bo conducted in 'the same man nor as wero our camps in the days of tho rcbollion. Thcro will bo reveille, grand mounting, dress parade, and tat-too. Eloquent speakers will be in attendance; delegates from every Post in tho State are expected to bo present. Refreshments and amusements will bo pro vided in abundance. Thcro will bo music, dancing, camp-fires, &c , and a grand parado on Thursday, Sopt. 7th. of tho Grand Army and military. Comrades who do not wish to stop in camp, will pay but fifty cents for lodging at tho ho tels, and tho same price for meals Stages will run to the tea. free of charge to uniformed comrades. Railroads will make special rates, charging two cents per milo for comrades and their families. Posts will send in tltc number of tickets the- will want. Thoro will bo a committee of arrangements to meet all com rades at Manasquan and Sea Girt Stations. By ordor of Committee. Jamfs IIaktjv, Pros, of Post No. 47, Manasquan, N. J. J. L. Thomas, Sec. of Post No. 41, Ocean Grove, N. J. &(CM!LES O'REILLY'S" MONUMENT. Special Correspondence National Tribune . Nkw York, Aug 21. The accompanying lefter has been received by Dr Hans Powell. Lite Surgeon-General, G. A. K., chairman of the committee of Dahlgron Post, No. 113, Depart ment of New York, which erected tho monu ment ovor tho grave of General Charles G. ilalpine "Miles O'Reilly" in Cyprus Hills Ccinotciy. Long Island, Now York, from his widow, Mrs. Margaret G. Ilalpine, and which was dedicated hist Decoration Day, May 30th, with appropriate ceremonies, and making tho occasion memorable to all participating, and gratifying to tho friends of tho namo and memory of tho genial, whole-souled poet sol dier of the war for tho Union. Tho following few lines .nro inscribed on ono side of tho monument, and is from ono of his poems, on titled tho "Song of tho Soldior" : '"Comrades known in man-hra many, Comrades tried in danger many, Comrades bound by memories many, Brothers over let un ls." Nnw Yonic, July 31, 1882. To Dr II. Powm.:., Chairman Conimittco Dahlgron Post, No. 113, Department ox Now York, G A. R. My Dear Sir: Having always corresponded with you, I must onco moro ask you kindly to act as my mouthpicco to tho comrades and friends of Dahlgren Post Having again visited tho grave and monument erected by your gallant Post in memory of my latu hus band, General Charles G. ilalpine, 1 feel more and more grateful for tho kindness and gen erosity which prompted its erection. I cannot find words to express with what heartfelt grati tude 1 stood beside the grave, no longer a name less one, surrounded by tho bravo soldiers who were indeed his comrades, and in whoso hearts my dear husband's name has still been kept green. I onco moro thank you, one and all, for this beautiful monument. Tho great and unlooked-for kindness will over be uppermost in the hearts of myself and childron. Beliovo mo your very sincere friend, Margaret C. Halfine. Ikvington-on-Hudson, N. Y. ARREARS OF PENSIONS. A Ringing Defense of tho Act from a Western Newspaper. From the Chicago Herald. In its Avatchdog carefulness for economy in tho administration of tho public purse, tho Chicago IVilunc soya: "Tho arrears of pensions act will forever bo a monument to tho ignor ance and improvidence of tho Congress that passed it." Wo entertain tho very opposito opinion, and for what appear to us unassailable reasons. There is no moro sacred obligation than that which the country owes to its patriot soldiers, to their widows, orphans, and depend ent relatives. Their noble deeds emblazon tho pages of our national history, and shed thoro a halo of imperishable glory. Ry their valor, marches, discipline, endurance, sacrifices, suf ferings, victories, they preserved tho Union, worth far more than all the propcrt then or now existing in the ownership of our people, if tho value of tho Union can bo at all reckoned in dollars or material forms of wealth. Let it be considered what the soldiers gavo to tho cause of national unity. Without exaggeration it may bo declared that every man who entered our armies, and remained in tho service any considerable time, camo out with his health impaired, or with his vital powers permanently diminished. Every one, on going into camp, mado a radical change in his mode of lifo and in all his previous habits. His clothing, his food, his work, his thoughts, his sleep, all be camo entirely different, no was separated from all tho direct influences of homo. Often he stood guard in a soaking rain, or amid tho chilliest blasts of winter. Over-exertion was a common task. Long marches wero taken along dusty roads under a blazing sun, some times with scarcely any water, and without any chance for ablution at tho day's end of tho tramp. Time and again, worn out and foot sore, ho cast himself upon the sodden ground for a sort of stupified rest. Ho has quenched his thirst at stagnant pools in which tho tad poles shot away as his hand swept aside the disgustingrfjcum on the surface. On occasion, ho has subsisted for days or weeks on half or quarter rations. Ho has found it necessary to ford streams that chilled him to tho bone, and without tho reaction which is needed to pre vent harm, no has loDg stood waist-deep in water to build bridges or trestles. In battle, besides death and wounds, there was a constant drain upon every physical and mental resource. Every campaign was a round of hardships. Many, in order to go into our armies, surrend ered places of honor and emolument, or situa tions with good salaries ; many gave up an es tablished business; many mado equal sacrifices of different kinds. Tens upon tens of thou sands died on tho field or in tho hospitals. Other tens of thousands wero captured, some of whom wero tortured into tho gravo in tho enemy's prison pons, and some of whom wero exchanged in the last stages of emaciation from starvation and disease. Multitudes camo home on furlough to die. Other multitudes havo never seen a perfectly well day since their dis charge. A vast number of men carry around in their bodies tho bullets and the never fully healed wounds received in tho service of their country. 'In-nearly 'every case tho energies of vitality aro not as strong as if the hardships of tho. war had not been endured. Added to all aro tho deaths, maladies produced, lives short ened by tho griefs of widowhood and orphan ago, aud b- tho privations and struggles in flicted .by bereavement. It .sounds liko the mockery of economy to talk of a few hundred millions of dollars to bo granted to our soldiers as tho " improvidence of Congress." They wero not stinting in their whole-souled sacri fices. It is impossible to sufficiently reward tho men whoso patriotic exertions saved the Union, and who thus preserved all wo hold dear aud sacred as tho fruits of republican lib erty. But at least this can bo bone. They or thoso they havo left behind can be mado to feel that gratitude is activo in tho national heart, and that gratitudo is anxious to tako a moro substantial form of oxpression than tho cheap ono of wordy praises. Tho arrears of pensions act can bo safely trusted to the ver dict of history. Thcro is no instanco on record of a peoplo who over-appreciated tho defenders of their nationality. Tho error has always been in under valuation, which wo should not commit. e AN INJUSTICE TO MANY SOLDIERS. To tho Editor National Tribune: Washington. Ind., Aug. 18, 1832. While I cannot indorse the harsh language in the fol lowing correspondcnco to the Pike county Democrat, I know every truo soldier will in dorse the sentiment. Very many of the most deserving Union soldiers who, when tho war closed, delayed applying for a pension at all, and waited to givo our country a breathing spell and allow a depleted treasury to become plethoric, now not only have to wait a long period to havo their claims adjusted, bur aro entirely cut oil' from the benefits of tho-"Arrears of Pension Act-' for no other reason than that the' did not file their claims prior to July 1st, 1880. To mo it would seem only an act of simple right on tho part of tho invalid or disabled soldiers to demand tho restoration of that act, giving all a reasonable time in which to fil-j their arrears of pension claims. This would appear tho more forcibly just sinco the United States Treasury is now so overflowing with taxes drawn in pait from these very men who nobly defended their country and Hag. And, just now, this appeal to Congress would appear tho moro pertinent also sinco tho present Con gress has just put on record its own prolligacy 1)- passing over a Aviso President's veto tho $18,000,000 river and harbor bill, taking ad vantage of " absentees " and of " pairs." Let mc in these preliminary remarks, on behalf of tho citizens aud soldiers, take tho opportunity of commending Senators Logan and Harrison, of tho two great States of Illinois and Indiana, for recording thoir votes against tin's wrong appropriation of tho people's money. This is submitted to you on account of your well known fairness in journalism. Respectfully, S. F, HoKnAT.1,, Lato Lieut. 4th Ind Vols. nENRYVitLE, Ind.. July 23, 1352 Editor Democrat: 1 write this communication in behalf of 53,710 invalid Union soldiors who failed to iilo thoir claims for pensions prior to Julv 1st, 1880, as provided for by tho "arrears of ponsiou law " passed by tho 40th Congress Of these 53,719 claims about 17i per cent, df iliem aro likely to bo rejected, leaving about 44,320 who will receive pensions from tho date of their applications and no arrearages. Tho average amount that those pensioners will re ceive will bo about $6 per month which, if ar rearages wero paid, would amount to about $1,400 to each claimant. Now tho action of tb 40th Congress swindles, cheats, defrauds, a'.td steals (these things all mean about tho fjaaio thing in Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, Und it is only a matter of choice which ono sa bo used in describing this act of that Congress) all tho arrearages of back pay which justly belongs to these 44,319 claimants, who wero uot so for tunate as to havo filed thoir elajms prior to July 1, 1SS0. If arrearages wore p:lid theso men thoy would receive SC3vS1D,3'.jq. but under tho "arrears of pension,. net" J'is.sed bv tho 40th Congress thoy will receive 'out 0.481,036, thus cheating theso poor invalid' ox-Union sol diors out of $57,381,324 -yliich is theirs by every right of justice and equal right?; -with thoir fel low comrades who wero lucky- enough to file their claims prior to July 1, 1SS0. Thi3 is one of tho rankest pieces of injustice any Congress ever perpetrated upon a free people. The ma jority of thoso who volunteered and wentinto tho Union army did so from patriotic princi ples, and not from morcenar- motives, for, at tho beginning of tho war, the wages of tho pri vate soldiers wero only twelve or thirteen dol lars por month and this was paid in depreciated currenc, which was worth oul' about 375 cents on tho dollar, according to the gold standard, whicli made tho soldiers' pay only abouc $4i or $0 per month. -Tho Government, towards tho cioso of tho war, began so see that sho was not paying her defenders enough, and begun pen sioning her invalid soldiers according to their injuries which were received in the lino of duty, paying them from date of theirapplication. Now if one invalid soldier had a right to file his claim for pension whonevor ho saw lit and proper, wo maintain that all had tho same right. Tho Forty-sixth Congress pretended to be very patriotic and wonderfully solicitous of tho rights of invalid ex-Union soldiers and passed, the bill, of which wo are complaining, entitled tho "arrearage of pension " act, which amongit5 provisions compelled all applicants to tile their claims on or before July 1, 180, or else forfeit their right to pcusion from date of disability or discharge. All applications for pension filed sinco July 1, 18.-u, only receive pay from date of application, although they served the Government just as long and hard as their moro favored comrades. They fought just as hard, endured the toils and hardships of ramp life, were in jusc as many battles, were just aa sereroly wounded and possibly as badly in jured, but. because they failed to file their claims prior to that particular date they aro loft without the benefits which thoir moro lucky comrades enjo. Tin's arrearage pension law was passed on tho 25th of January, 1S79, and it was either a right and just measure, or it was wrong and a piece of great iujirstice. If it was wrong, tho Congress which passed the measure was guilty of grand larceny in swindling the Government out of hundreds of millions of dollars, and in giving it to ex Union soldiers to whom it did not owe a far thing boyond what they were receiving under the old pension laws which were not limited. If it were a just and righteous law why limit it? Why limit justice? Whylimitright? It was done by design for the express purpose of cut ting out these 53,780 claimants who filed their applications since July 1, 1880, or who may here after apply, thus swindling them -out of thoir just dues. I have written to several of our Representatives in Congress (this season) and they all admit the injustice of the limit in tho law, but have thus far failed to move its repeal. As friends of the ex-Union soldier, let us urgo this matter before Congress, so that this unju.su limit to tho pension law may bo removed. Then all the soldiers, even as they shared tho toils and perils alike, may also share tho bounty of the Government alike, for every one must see the injustice which is being done to tho invalied soldier who filed his claim prior to July 1, 1S30. I am an ox-Union soidicr, and a friend to them all, and I want equal and exact justice to all. Tiiojias S. Brooks. GRAND ARMY NOTES. On the 12th inst a meeting was held' at May ville, Wis., to organize a Post of the G. A. R. Thero was a large attendance. At a meeting of Gen. Warren Pest, Grand Army of the Republic, held at Waverly, Md., Tuesday tho 15th iust., the following ofiicers wero elected : Com- Capt. Wm. H. R. Watts.; S. Y. C, J F. S Brown ; J. V. C, Dan'l Cla ridgo ; Adj., Capt. Wm. R. Patterson. Tho bal ance of tho oilicers will be elected hereafter. Capt Watts, the Commander of this Post, is an old Andersonvillo prisoner, ono of tho first hundred to outer, and one of tho last to como out, bctterknowu in Andersonvillo as tho "Maryland Sergeant," and tho oldest prisoner in the State of Maryland. L, A Post was organized at Williamsburg, Ohio, last mouth. Tho Post at Whitewater, Wis., is growing rapidly. Comrado John Hodgo writes to ns from Pawnee City, Neb., to say : " Wo havo a nice littlo Post of the G. A. R., numbering about ninety-ono members, and we are taking about twenty copies of your paper." The veterans of Lincoln, Vr., have resolved upon tho organization of a Grand Arm- Post there. At a recent meeting it was resolved to procure a charter and organize with as littlo delay as possible. The petition was signed by twenty comrades. CQOL IN THE MIDST OF DANGER. Lieutenant Fred. A. Wood, of tho Eighth Maine volunteers, although an excitable man, was well known for cool bravery. In tho midst of the battle of Fort Harrison, September 29, 1801, ha had just given to the company tha ho commanded the command "Right dress,'' when a 100-pound shell from tho enemy struck a field-gun within a yard of where he stood, and exploded, killing one man and four horses, smashing tho gun-carriago aud sent a whirl wind of splinters about the lieutenant's head. Fred., entirely undisturbed, roared out to ono of his men,"Step up thcro into place, Jackman. Yin aro always letting some littlo thing draw away your attention " SAILING UNDER FALSE COLORS. Tho Grand Army of tho Republic in Wash ington have made up their minds to expose those persons in the Government service who are sailing under false colors, and who claim to bo members of that loyal organization, upon the strength of which thoy havo succeeded in obtaining positions in the various Departments. With this end in view, a communication from a prominent member of a local Post of tho G. A. R. was handed to the Assistant Secretary ot the Interior on the lGth instant which read? as follows : "It has como to my knowledge that em ployees in tho General Land Office havo caused the star, indicating military and naval sorvico during tho lato war, to be placed against their names in tho last edition of the Official Register of this Department, who never served in tiio army and navy of tho United States. In ono case of this kind the clerk's claim to military service w:is disallowed, and yet tho namo appears with the star against it. "I believe that tho publication of tho mili tary or naval rcrvico of the employees was ordered by Congress, and it is in tho interest of all the employees that those who arr.iy thomselves in borrowed plumage should bo ox posed I therefore suggest that the Secretary of the Interior be asked to call upon those em ployees who have a star against their names to report tho respective dates of their muster in and honorable discharge from tho United States service, with tho namo of the organiza tion or vessel in which thoy served, and that tho lists so obtained bo sent to tho war and Navy Departments for verification of such service, actual or alleged." It is understood that tho Secretary will act on tho above suggestion. POLICE CHARGED WITH MURDER. On August 12 polico officers John Latta and John Cunningham, of Philadelphia, arrested a man nr.med Gcorgo G. Campbell, thirty-seven year of age, while ho was clinging to a lamp pr .corner of Eighth and Walnut streets. Tho 1 ,-isoner was taken to tho station honse and afterward removed to the Pennsylvania Hos pital, whero he died on the following Saturday from tho rupturo of an aneurism of the aorta. A brother of tho deceased last Tuesday made affidavit that Campbell's death was caused by violcnco at tho hands of tho policemen, and al leges that Campbell was ill at tho timo tho arrest was made. Tho accused officers were held in $1,500 bail each for a further hearing. AN HEIR TO THE THRONE OF IRELAND William E. Fitzpatrick of Milwaukee, Wis., who claims to bo tho heir to tho throuo of Ire land, has been writing to Mr. Gladstono to urgo upon his royal sister, Victoria, that fcho, renounce her title to his country.