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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. C, THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 1883.
en TrjE EDITOR'S TBLE, A Glance at (he Contents of The Tribune's Mail. The editor s tabic is over-weighted -with let ters, and some of his correspondents will doubt Ices be disappointed to find that their questions remain unanswered. But that cannot very well be helped at present. We shall perhaps be ablo to devote more space to the publication of their communications when tho contemplated en largement of The Tribune is effected, but mcauwhilo they must content themselves with i'io assurance that we appeeiate tho interest i'wh they display in The Tribune's Avork, anei are grateful for the zeal which they mani msb in building up its circulation. Here are a mv- of the letters on the editor's table : 44 I cncloe six dollars for six new subscriptions lcsiles mv own. I Micest iliat il" Mrs. Nathan Clause ha. not vet been able to renew her s-iib-onp-tion the Jkvs each contribute something towards tending her a free copy. 1 hope before the ne.t vear's subscription expires that I'ncle Sun will lmd her out and phv up his debts. I myself have had n claim pending nearly four years, and am among the ncedv ones. I am still hopefully and anxiously waiting." 1. C. Tassell, sUcvensville, Penn. Make tip the subscription among yourselves and send on the money in a lump. There's no use trying to make mountains out of pennies. "I desire to express my entire satisfaction with vour paper. I am doing al'l in my power to increase lis. circulation. 1 sent five new subscribers to you last summer, and 1 am giving nil my time this week to the cause. The TitiRrxK is doing a great work for us. Enclosed vou will find the names of two new subscribers." James Ebbitt, Hudson, Mich. If every reader of The Tribune would do vote one week to canvassing for new subscrib ers tho figures at tho head of our editorial columns would soon mount into the tens of thousands. But some of our subscribers can't even spare a day for the work. " T enclose one dollar for which T wish you to tend Till: Tninrsi: to a comrade of mine. He is unable to subscribe himself, but 1 know he will be delighted to read the paper, and 1 shall send it to hint as a Christmas gift. I admire the stand you have taken in defending the gallant men who t-crved their country in its hour of need." 'William Busby, Kossville, Illinois. There's a comrade for you that is a comrade a happy one, too; for isn't it the height of liappiness to make other people happy? This is surely the best letter in the bag. "I think Tun Trancsn is well worth reading, and that every man who is a friend of the soldier ought to take it. For my part 1 have always been bis friend. I am the son of an old Kevolutionary boldier, and this day I commence my seventy fourth year. 1 tint the youngest of eleven children, and have but one brother living. I used to hear mv father and mother talk about the Kevolutionary war when I was a child, so that I cannot help sym pathizing with the soldier, and for the past day or two I have been engaged in canvassing for sub scribers for Tin: Tmituxi:, though 1 have been un well for some time. As the fruit of my labor I send vou the names of four new subscribers. In conclu sion I will say that I liail but one son, and when the war of the rebellion broke out 1 consented to let him join the army. lie was in service four vears and three months. He was in "Washington and talked with President Lincoln the evening be fore he was killed. He returned home, but he had contracted disease which proved fatal." William W. McKiniitfy, West Union, Illinois. What can be said in reply to such a letter. It brings tears to our eyes but joy to our heart to think of the devotion of this brave old man. Senator Beck is not worthy to loosen tho latches of his shoes. " Four more veterans have joined Tnn Tribune army, and are ready for the charge when the column moves. We propose to carry the works of the enemy with the help of The National, Triiicxe, and we will never let up until every Union soldier has received justice from the Government he helped to save. "We call on Senators Logan, Edmunds, Sherman, and all friends of the Union soldier to f-tand by us and not permit such men as Senator Heck to'insult us." John C. Carruthers, Mansfield, Ohio. Wc suppose it is absolutely necessary to Mr. Beck's existence that he should have his littlo iling at tho soldier every now and then, but it is one thing o introduce a bill and another to secure its passage. Mr. Beck's attempt to secure the publication of the pension list may not prove successful after all. "I spent lny Christmas in canvassing for The Tkibcne. I think there is nothing like it. It is 1 ust bully ! When I commence reading it I hate to nv it dmrn until I have, read it through. I send you two new bubscrilcrs as a Isew Year's gift." John IJatchnian, Uelta, oino. Your New Year's offering is very welcome, comrade, and we wish every subscriber to The Tribune had been as thoughtful. You must not be discouraged because you cannot induce every ex-soldier so subscribo at once. Send them a copy occasionally, and by-and-by they will have to take it regularly to satisfy their appetite. " Having seen while on a visit to Cleveland, Ohio, n copy of your paper in the otHce of Dr. J. C. Tres-i-el, I "at once, at his request, became a subscriber. Returning home and discovering that none of our many veterans were taking The Tiiiiicne. I spoke to some in regard to subscribing for it, and they at Nice expressed their entire willingness to do so. I ji delighted with the paper, and thoroughly per .Jiaded that every ex -soldier should have a copy, Permit me to relate an incident which I am sure will interest all wounded soldiers. There lies on a. bed of pain in this city one who was once a stalwart and faithful soldier. He is slowly dying, and as his disability increased, lie had to be carefully nursed. He was receiving SIS per month, ami applied for increase, sending on the proper papers. Through home informality they were returned, and the in crease not only disallowed, but the original pen hion reduced to S-l per month. Our Kepresent.'itive front this Uhe lUthj district. Judge Taylor, hearing of this injustice, took up the matter zealously and energetically, without solicitation, and laboring earnestly with Commissioner Dudley, induced him to reopen the case. The result is, the dying soldier receives 5o0 per month, and his unspeakable sull'er ings are mitigated by all appliances and means to iKKit which the Government money never more worthily bestowed can proeure. "Wishing you all the prosperity you deserve, and that, as Pat. says, is no small word, I remain though not an ex-soldier, I regret to say faithfully, youw." E. r. Hoyt, Warren, O. Last week's issue of The Tribune contained a brief but interesting sketch of Tyler prison by Dr. Trcssell. At some future time we hope to be able to present an accurate and de tailed account of the sufferings which our vet erans experienced in that pen. They were less poignant, perhaps, than those which the inmates of Andersonviile were compelled to endure, but they were nevertheless terrible almost beyond description. "I am an old soldier, both of thcMexian war and the war of the rebellion. I lost my left leg at the battle of the Wilderness, and cannot get about much in the winter, but I will do all I can to get sub hcribers for The Triuese. I sent you four on the 20th of Dec'r. Your noble paper tights for our rights much more efi'ectively than those whom wo bupKacd to be our true friends., who stayed ait Lome. I began to lake The Tiunrxi: last June. t suits me much belter than any other paper that 1 now receive." Henry Angell, Adrian, Mich. Among The Tribune's club misers aro a good many one-legged soldiers, and they aro doing some pretty lively stumping for it. And, pray, what is more eloquent than a soldier's crutch ? "I have been delayed a littlo in renewing my Fubfccription. but here I am now with a new recruit. 1 am an old one-legged soldier, and cannot get along without your jmper. Give Beck !" 11. S. Dickens, Fairport, N. This is what might be called a very vigorous stump speech. Give Beck ? Certainly, and a palm-leaf fan and linen duster to boot. "Enclosed please find S7 for feven new subscrip tions to The Tuibl'ne. One of my old comrades had the kindness to hand me a copy of your paper the other flay. On looking it over! found that it was just Hiich a paper as we soldiers all need, and J went right to work to get up a club for il. I will do what 1 can to introduce it here, and by to doing hope to increase its circulation." Charles Stevens, Conquest, N. J. Quick work, that. If all our subscribers wore as prompt to turn out at the call tho ene my would never catch them napping. "Enclosed find two dollars for two new subscrib ers to The Tihihm:. Keep up your fire on tho enemies of the soldier the woods are full of them." J I. M. Converse, editor Warren (Mass.) Herald. The woods will soon be too hot to hold them, comrade, if The Tribune's ammunition holds out. Give them a shot with your own gatling. 'l!nelocd please find one dollar to renew my subscription to The National Tkiiuni:. We sol diers feci that The Tkiiicxe is almost the only friend that we have to advocate our interests. I have been a petitioner for pension bince 1668 for disability incurred in tho service, but have not been able to prove through the proper officers of my regiment the origin of the disability, and am, thoro- I fore, deprived of all benefit of the pension laws, although I know myself to be honestly entitled to a pension. However, I do not begrudge those who arc more fortunate than myself. May The Tumusn continue to lay seige to the strongholds of the enc mv until our ex-soldiers receive all they are enti tled to at the hands of the Government." Cyrus N. Benjamin, Kiehiield, Conn. Send us some wooden nutmegs to chnrgo our siege guns with. " I wish you would give us all the information yon can about Auxiliary Pot Societies what rela tion they bear to Posts, and how they are organized. We have great confidence in the ladies. God bless them! They were the mothers and sisters and cousins of heroes." Win. A. Skillcn, Sydney, O. You should read tho article whicli Mrs. Sher wood, president of the Forsyth Tost Auxiliary, of Toledo, Ohio, has written for The Tribune on this very subject. It appears in another column. "Enclosed please find S2 for two new subscribers a a Christmas present to the editor of The Tmn vm: If I had to do without either my supper or my TuiiifXi: Saturday nights I certainly would prefer to lose the former and run my chances of a good square meal the next morning. Just so long as The Tkiwne keeps a strong skirmish line in front between the poor, frail, and decrepit vet eran and such heartless wretches as Senator Beck 1 shall do all 1 em to procure subscriptions for it." George E. Gowing, Sulphur Springs, Ohio. You will be kept pretty busy then, for The Tribune's skirmish lino will never bo with drawn until Congress unconditionally surren ders. " T commenced last week to drum up enough old soldiers to organize a Post of the Grand Army here. I now have about liftmen names, and think we shall soon be able to establish a Post of twenty-five or thirty members. You will hear from us later." J. II. Emmon. Ashland Kentucky. Adjutant-General Brown will please noto tho name and address. This is a significant illus tration of tho way in which The Tribune and the Grand Army work hand in hand. "Thebovs sav thev like The Tribune so much that they would' not be without it. It has the right ring. You give them just what they need. I was myself eleven months m Andcrsonville and have had a taste of its horrors." Geo. Haines, Middle sex, N. Y. It is a pity that the editors of such papors as the Utica Herald could not have shared your experiences. They appear to have forgotten that such a place ever existed. , "Eiicloed please find 67 for seven new subscrib ers, making sixty-six in all that 1 have sent you. I mm' t lnnhl. t lint tnmiher ire lonir. The bovs all snvth.il Tin: Tniiirxi: is the best naner. and they cannot possibly do without it now that they know its value As for Beck and 1'ticJ:, it would not be well for either of them, or the editors of the New York Sunor Herald, to emigrate wst of the Missis sippi. They have no sympathizers in this part of God's country. We old soldiers would like to con tribute about twelve feet of rope to such God forsaken brutes as they are, and will freely do it if you will only send them out this way. Our new Grand Army Post is nourishing. We now number thirty-live "members, and there aie many more coining in." J. A. Baughman, Washington, Iowa. It would be a pity to waste twelve feet of good rope. "Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad," and theso gentlemen bid fair to be their own executioners. " I wish you a merry Christmas, and enclose SI for a new subscriber to Tin: TmiirNE. I occasion ally pick up recruits for you. but have very littlo time in whicli to canvass. However, whenever 1 can put inashot 1 make it tell." Charles II. Dcpuy, Muskegon, Mich. That's right. If you can manage to get in a shot every week you will have made a very handsome score by the end of the year. "I am an old soldier, sixty-two years of age, and want to see justice done my comrades. We havo lived on skint milk long enough. I think wc aro entitled to cat at the second table, at least, if tho bondholders and office-holders must cat at the first table " J. K. Hight, Ncapolis, Ohio. Uncle Sam's commissary department is big enough, it seems to us, to give bondholders and soldiers both all that they are entitled to. It is the niggardness of the quartermaster Con gress which makes all the trouble. " In accordance with the suggestion of The Tnm r:"E, I send one new subscriber as a Christmas gift. I hope every ex-soldier will do as much." Samuel B. Armor, Ochiltree, Kansas. Bather late for the rest of our subscribers to act upon this advice, but new subscribers aro welcome all the year round. "The two principal requisites for the suppression of the rebellion were human life and money. Which has been most liberally compensated the citizen, who, at his country's call, laid down his life on its altar, or the citizen who laid his money on that altar, stipulating at the same time for a high rate of interest, pnvable in gold, and the return of every dollar of the principal?" N. B., Bed Cloud, Neb. That is a forcible way of putting it, comrado. We would not, for a moment, have tho money that is due the bondholder withheld from him, but it docs seem a little hard that the soldier should be neglected while he is so well taken care of. Up to the present time the bondholder has received nearly live dollars for every ono paid to the soldier. " I send you a few clippings from the Chicago Tribune, in which those who fought for the preser vation of the Union are denounced as frauds. I was one of the first who enlisted from Chicago April, lhCl and had the misfortune to be tirken prisoner at Chiekamauga. I boarded at the Pembeiton, An dcrsonville, Miller, Savannah, and Blackshire Ho tels for about twenty months, while those editors were safe at home." Frank P. Shepherd, South Elgin, 111. A regular newspaper rebellion against our ex-soldiers seems to have broken out, but wo guess they have still vigor enough left to put it down with the aid of The Tribune. "Having been in the army front October, IfiGl, to April, IhCi, and in rebel prisons twenty-one mouths and eighteen days out of that time, 1 think lam fully qualified to appreciate the value of your paper. I regard it as the best and cheapest soldier's paper published, and regret that 1 have not done more to build up its circulation. It is certainly big medicine for such men as Senator Beck, of Kentucky, and many of our northern patriot during the war, who hired substitutes to go down and face the music for them, ami now are howling about fraudulent pen sions. At that time neither money, patriotism, nor anything else could have induced one of them to go to the rescue of the Government, but now they pre tend to be greatly interested in its welfare. Go for them ! You have strong backing, 1 assure you." L. S. Birchers, Clarendon, Pa. Yes, they have very short memories, and there are si good many things which perhaps they do not caro to remember. It must bo very annoying to Mr. Beck, for instance, to be re minded of tho hasty trip whicli he made to the Canadian frontier at a time when abuse of Union soldiers was less fashionable than it is now. "Enclosed please find SO for sir new subscribers to The Tkibune." Joshua Evelsizer, Junior Vice Commander, A. McDowell Post, No. 31, Lamar, Missouri. It is very pleasant, indeed, to noto tho prac tical interest whicli our comrades of the Grand Army are beginning to take in The Tkibune. It is a sure sign that it is doing effective work for the Order. "I have often thought of enrolling my name among the subscribers to your valuable paper, and I now send 61 for that purpose. I find The Titin uxe truly the soldier's friend, and always ready to speak in his behalf. I am one of six brothers who served in tho war for tho Union." E. E. Leter, Carleton, Neb. One of six brothers and all soldiers that is, they were. Now, wo suppose, they would be classed by papers of the Utica Herald stamp as "pension sharks," impost ers," "frauds," "Gov ernment paupers," and tho like. "Enclosed please find SI for one year's subscrip tion to The TitinrNE. I hope you will keep up the fire on the main line ami hold the fort until re-en-forcements arrive. Then we will rout them from their rifie-pita." W. M. C. Keynolds, Whiting, Kansas. That is precisely what The Tribune intends to do but hurry up the re-enforcements. "The Grand Army is marshalling it's old veterans to some purpose, and with the aid of The Tkihunk we shall fill the places of such men as Beck with honest and honorable men, who believe in fulfill ing the solemn contract with the savers of this mighty Bepublie." George W. Hazelton.Wilming ton. 111. The Grand Army is not a political organiza tion, and wo trust never will becomo ono; but individual members aro at liberty to think and vote as they please, and it would indeed bo strange if they did not cast their ballots against those who persistently and maliciously slander them. "Enclosed find 61 for a new subscriber, which I send :is a New Year's gift to The Tkihune. 1 am forty-five years olJ, but it is the first time in my life that I ever wrote to tho editor of a newspaper. I prize your paper very lunch, and never go to bed until 1 havo read it through." Lovejoy Hunt, An coua, HI. The Tkibune had a good many New-Year callers this year, but tho ono hundred thou sandth subscriber was not among them. Wo are ready to muster him in "whonever ho appears POST ELECTIONS. Additional Rosters for the New Year. Our Haversack. Comrade Henry II. Bcnner, of Bellfonte, Pa., writes us: At tho annual election of Gregg Post, No. 95, tho following oilicers were duly elected to servo for the ensuing year: Com., Harrv II. Benner; S. V. C, John I. Ctirtin; J. V. C.r John Weaver; 0. D., Samuel Gault; 0. G., William Jones ; Chaplain, James II. Ban kin: Q. M., David M. Glenn ; Ord. Officer, Al exander Draucker; Council of Administration (to fill vacancies), John B. Linn and Christ Dalo; Delegates to Department Encampment, George F. Harris and Amos Mullen; Alternates, John J. Ctirtin and Samuel II. Williams. Tho above aro tho clectivo oilicers. This Post re ports about ono hundred comrades in good standing, and is considered by tho Department as one of its most lively and well-regulated Posts. Comrade II. A. Starkweather writes us: Tho annual election for Edwin Col well Post, No, 215, Bloom iugdale, Mich., resulted in tho election of the following oilicers: Post Commander, 11. P. McFarlin, company I, 7th Mich, inf'y; S. V. C, D. Collins, company A, 3d Mich. cav. ; J. V. C, 11. C. Harmon, company B, .Sth N. Y. heavy artillery; Chaplain, Geo. Lackey, com pany L, 2d Missouri cav. : Q. M., II. A. Stark weather, company D, lElst N. Y. S. Y. ; 0. D., L. M. Borers, 1st Mich. E. & M., company G.; 0. G., James McDowell, company A, 117th Ohio Y. I.; Adj't, John Crowfoot, company I, 29th Wis. inf'y; Delegates, J. T. Robinson, company G, lot!; Mich, inf'y, and James R. C. Harmon ; Alternates, II. A. Starkweather and James McDowell. Tho Post now has fifty-seven mem bers in good standing. Ethan Allen Post, No. 3., Yergcnnes, Yt., was organized sonio tinio last April. For months the outlook was quite discouraging, but tho de termination of a "faithful few" kept the "pow der dry." At our annual meeting in December we elected tho following oilicers, viz: Com mander, C. E. Parker; S. V. C, G. W. Ward ; J. Y.C., E. D. Chilson; Adj., C. T. S. Pierce; Q. M., E. 0. Scott; Surg., Dr. C. W. B. Kidder; Chap., C. D. Ingham; O. D., G. W. Spear; 0. G., W. Crosby ; S. M., G. Harrington. Tho Post has forty-live members and bids fair to be a prosperous one, and tako its placo as a useful unit in tho grand aggregate of the defenders of tho flag. Reynolds Post, of Milton, Yt., was started seven months ago. It now numbers forty-ono members. This winter, under tho manage ment of Commander J. E. Whcclock, it is hold ing a series of Camp-fires, and the3' aro largely attended. Among the speakers are Gen. W. W. Henry, of Burlington; Comrade Allen, of Mil ton, Cal.; F. Y. Rondall, of Montpelier, and Representative C. II. Joyce, of Rutland. At tho recent election tho following officers were elected: Commander. J. E. Whcclock; S.V.C., M. J. Perry: J. V. C, II. A. Smith; Adjt, 0. 12. Coon , Q. M., D. H. Coon ; Surg., L. J. Dixon ; Chap.. J. C. Squires; 0. D., C.Turner; S. M., F. McKce; Q. M. S., J. B. Riddick; 0. G., L. C. Farnham. Comrade J. G, Brougher, of Great Bend, Kan., writes: Wo organized Post No. 52 April 21, 1SS2, as Pap Thomas Post, with ten members on the charter. Wo now number ninety, and expect to double that in tho next year. The old soldiers aro alive to the G. A. R. interests in Kansas. At our last regular meeting wo elected the following oilicers for tho ensuing year: Commander, Capt. C. M. Smith; S. Y. C, A. C. Schermerhorn ; J. V. C, P. Corbin ; Chap., A. B. Miller; 0. D., D. N. Hcizer; Q. M., G. W.Mitchell; Adjt., Ed. Tyler, O. G., D. N. Roqinson; Surg., Dr. J. D. Bain ; repre sentative to Grand Encampment, Ira D. Brougher. Comrade Ward, of Ludington, Mich., writes: Herewith is the result of the election of officers for tho ensuing year: Com., C. C.Ward, lato of tho Eighteenth Indiana infantry ; S. V. C, Gardner M. Chase, lato Co. A, Ono Hundred and Eleventh New York ; J. V. C, J. W. Wood ; Q. M., W. Z. Rides, Co. I. Wisconsin artillery ; Surg., A. P. McConncll, lato Surgeon, Twenty second Michigan infantry; Chaplain, A, B. nunter, Co. K, Second Michigan cavalry; O. D.. R. P. Bishop, Co. C, Fortv-third Now York infantry; O. G., W. C. McKay, Co. C, First United States artillery. Post numbers sixty nine in good standing and in a flourishing condition. Comrade W. M. Barns. Adjutant of J. II. Jen kins Post, No. 212, of Williamsburg, Ohio, writes us : This Post was organized Juno 150, 1SS2, with twenty-live charter members, and by hard work tho membership has been increased to seventy- four. Tho following are tho oilicers for 1533: Commander, Homer McLain; S. V. C, Charles II. Thomas; J. Y. C, Erastus Moorhead; Adj't, William M. Barns; Surg., Dr. Isaac Redrew; Chaplain, T. R. Moorhead; Q. M., D. K. Peter son; O. D., 12. B. Holmes; 0. G.. Thomas Stills; Delegate, S. S. Walker ; Alternate, Frank. Stahl. Comrado ,T. Linfield, of Canton, Mass., writes us: The following aro tho newly-elected offi cers of Rcvero Post, No. ill: Commander, Dr. A. R. Holmes ; S. V. C, J. Linfield; J. V. C, C. F. Bryant ; Q. M., L. 12. Wentworth ; Surgeon, Geo. 15. Hunt; Chaplain, Josiah W. Perry; 0. D., Geo. W. Capen; O. G., James IL Cram; Charity Committee, A. R. Holmes, C. F. Bryant, R. S. Byam ; Delegate to Department Encamp ment, R. S. Byam; Alternate, J. T. Pitman. Tho receipts of the fair held by Post 94, of Can ton, Mass., last month, wcro $1,500. Comrado W. S. Potter, of Sioux Falls, Dak., writes us: Joe Hooker Post, No. 10, has elected tho following officers : Commander, Captain 12. Parliman ; S. V. C, William Heckler; J. V. C, William Howio; Q. M., Charles O. Price; O.D., Charles Manouk; O. G., Rob't Chisholm. This Post now numbers sixty-thrco members with some twenty unmustered applicants. Tho officers elected aro able, energetic men, and there is every reason to behove that at tho close of tho year of 18S3 we will exceed ono hundred members. Comrade G. W. Williams, Grand Rapids, Mich., writes that Champlin Post, No. 29, has elected the following officers: Commander, Isaac Seiglcr; S. V. C, Andy Doyle; J. V. C, John Bero; Surgeon, Dr. Herbet Whitworth; Chaplain, David R. Waters; Q. M., A. S. Rich ards; O. D., Len I. Bradford; 0. G., S.T. Wil cox; Adjutant, G. W. Williams; S. M., George R. Phillips; Q. M. Serg't, F. F. Wait. Dele gate to State Encampment held at Battlo Creek was David It. Waters; Alternate, G. W. Williams. Comrade Nicholetts, of Humboldt, Kan., writes that Yickshurg Post, No. 72, has elected tho following officers fur 18S3: Commander, G. A. Nicholetts (re-elected) ; S. V. C, G. Do Witt (re-elected); J. V. C L.A.Garrett (re elected); Q. M., .T. B. Young (re-elected); Surg., 12. R. Russell (re-elected); O. G., C. A. Frouk (re-elected) ; O.. D., O. Hottcnstein; Chap., G. E. Griffin. Tho Post is flourishing, and before expiration of 13b3 intend to havo at least 100 members. Comrade Georgo W. Fultz, of Middleport, Ohio, writes us that Middleport Post, No. 125, organized August 10, 1S81, with ten charter members, now has a memembership of 233. The following aro tho newly elected officers: Commander, J. C. Bishop; S. Y. C, W. B. Hodge; J. Y. C, T. Russell; 0. 1)., p. F. Rico; O. G., O. P. Skinner; Q. M., William Skinner; Surg., Daniel Rathburn ; Adjutant, J. Thomas. Comrado J. D. Ferguson writes us: Tho fol lowing aro tho oilicers of England Post, No. 112, of Delhi, New York : Commander, F. L. Nor ton; S. Y. C, C. II. Austin; J. V. C, E. Magib bin; Q. M., J. 11. Wright; Adjt., O. W. Hitch colk; Surg., M. Cleavland; Chap., J. K. Pen field ; O. D., J. D. Ferguson; O. G., T. O'Neal; Q. M. S., H. E. Stoutenbergh; S. M., J. Shore. Tho Post is in a fair condition. Tho following aro tho officers-elect of Red Ridgo Post, No. 118, Department of Kansas: Post Commander, J. F. Sterling; S. V. C, J. B. Cook; J. V. C, Geo. Scarth; O. D., L. M. Be dell; Q. M., R. Orm; O. G., D. U. Watson; Chaplain, Row McCreary; Adj't, L. D. Boveo; Surg., G. D. Boone; S. M., Tliod. O'Haro. Tho abovo Post is growing rapidly. Stockbridgo (Wis.) Post, No. -10, elected tho following officers for 18.S3: Commander, Lieut. W. II. Cook; S. V. C, Elick Johnson ; J. Y. C, Ozios C. Smith; Q. M., Geo. W. llorr; Surg., Dr. John Merrill; Chap., A. J. Woolsey ; Adj., Dr. A. F. Hunter; 0. D B. Knickerbocker; 0. G., Ed. Dudley ; Delegate to tho State Encamp ment, W. H. Cook. Tho oflloers-elect of Robert O. Tyler Post, No. 50, Hartford, Conn,, aro aa follows : Com mandor, Henry , TnintorJ; S. Y. , Jolitt 0. Taylor; J. V. C, T. J. Gill; Adjt., John N. Thacher; Q. M., Joseph S. Forsyth; Chap., Horaco R. Morlev; Surg., Pierre D. Peltier, M. D.; O. D., Franklin Dart; 0. G., John W. Longdon. Comrado Tang, of Taylor Falls, Minn., writes us : Tho following arc the newly elected officers of Sherman Post,"No. G, G. A. It. : Comraaudcr, F. Tang; S. Y. C, D. Cancdy; J. Y. C, P. A. Strand; Q. M., P. Trump; 0. D., E. C. Reynolds; O. G., Y. M. Holm; Chaplain, W. P. J3cavy ; Surgeon, P. W. Stewart. . OUR HAVERSACK AndtheYery Substantial nations lYhlch it Contains for tho Hoys. Comrado Pond, of William A. Strecter Po3t, No. 115, Attleboro, Massachusetts, writes us that the fair recently held by that Post was an immense success and netted $1,500. Tho offi cers of the Post arc: Commander, Fred Leo Barron; S. Y. C, William O. Connor; J. V. C, Thomas II. Gav, Jr. ; Q. M., J. L., Tobbit; Ad jutant, M. O. Wheaten ; 0. D A. Pond; O. G., Edmund Gule; Chaplain, Cyrus Gctchell; S. M., John Slater; Q. M. Serg't, H. S. Adams; Organist, C. P. Williams; Librarian, C. Good ale; Janitor, Pardon Loke. Ho also writes that tho Bristol County Association had its regular meeting in William A. Strecter hall on Wednesday last. It was largely attended by delegates from different Posts in the county. During the evening William A. Streetcr Post exemplified tho work of tho association very creditably. A subscriber at West Union, Iowa, writes ns: "That sociable of Abcrnathy Post, of which mention was made in your paper, was a grand success. Wo had a bountiful supper, and aftor all were served the balance was sold to start a relief fund in our Post, our Commander acting as auctioneer until hoarseness set in, when Comrade Stewart took his place. Cakes sold as high as two dollors apiece. Comrades, if you want to increase tho membership of your Post, just get up good sociables, invite your soldier friends to participate with you, and you will find thero will bo no lack of interest in your Post." Comrade S. R. Hill, of New Milford, Conn., writes us that "on Wednesday, December 20th, Upton Post, No. 11, G. A. R., was organized thero with tho following officers: Post Com mander, David 12. Soulo; S. V. C, Daniel G. Marshall; J. Y. C, David A. Baldwin; Adj't, S. R. Hill; Q. M., G. W. Anthonv; Surgeon, J. Knight Bacon, M. D. ; Chaplain, Rev. E. T. At wood ; 0. D., N. II. Root ; O. G., Lewis W. Mo sher; S. M., John F.Williams; Q. M. S., Max Weisner. The officers wcro installed by Com rado Win. E. Disbrow, Department Commander. Wo had sixteen tho first night, and three new ones January 3d." Comrado II. P. Milford, of Cornwall Bridgo, Conn., writes us that John W. M. Gregory Post, No. 59, was established at that placo on tho 21st ult., witli sixteen charter members. The offi cers are as follows: Post Commander, II. P. Mil ford; S.Y.C.C.R. Swift; J. V.C., C.H.Smith; Surg., Win. Conner; Chaplain, E. S. Dunbar; O. D., F. T. Payne; O. G., C. Andrews; Q. M., G. W. Studlev; Adj't, R. S. Frink; Q. M. S., J. M. Manvol ; S. M., E. E. Dunbar. Tho Post ia now in good, working order. Comrade Albert Clapp, Marshfield, Oregon, writes us that Baker Post, No. S, organized August 13th, with twenty charter members, is doing well. The officers aro as follows: Com mander, A. S. Fowles; S. Y. C, R. Simpson; J. V. C, J. M. Siglin ; Chaplain, M. Tower ; O.D., I.G.Richard; Adj't, W. A. Willard; A. A., A. Currv; S. M.. A. D. Morris; Q. M., J. G. Earl; Surg., C. W. Tower. Among the relics exhibited at tho annual fair given by Post 30, of Cambridgeport, Mass., last week, was an old bugle, tho only musical instrument saved at the battle of Cedar Creek, Ya., October 19, 1861. It was presented to Mr. Albert T. Finney, of Cambridgeport, by Colonel J. P. Richardson, of Cambridge, who com manded tho Thirty-eighth Massachusetts regi ment during that memorable engagement. Comrado W. IL Romeshaw, of Greenfield, Iowa, writes us: "Myers Post, No. 39, is in a thriving condition. It numbers about fifty members in good standing, and The Tribune is well patronized. A new Post was mustered at Fontanclle, January 5th, with tho writer as special mustering officer." A public meeting was held at Valley Forge, Pa., Monday, to tako action towards tho orec tion of a monument on the Revolutionary camp ground at that placo. A committeo was ap pointed to solicit subscriptions, and A. J. Drexel, of Philadelphia, was chosen treasurer. Comrade Raphael Manco writes us from Middletown, Conn., that Mansfield Post, No. 53, organized last spring, is now in a very flourishing condition. Its recent fair netted $3,000. Ass't Adj't-General WT. M. Leepor writes ns that 175 Posts will bo represented at tho com ing annual Encampment of tho Department of Kansas at Wyandotto. Comrado If. IT. Jones, Adjutant of Post No. 275, at Mount Oreb, Ohio, writes us that it is in a prosperous condition, and now numbers thirty-five members. Comrado Martin RafF, of MaquoketB, la., writes us that A. W. Drips Post, No. 74, organ ized six months ago, now numbers 140 mem bers. Conovcr Post, No. G3, of Monmouth, New Jersey, during tho year, tho first of Its exiat enco, has greatly increased in membership. A new Post has been mustered at Magnolia, Harrison county, Iowa, making seven in that, tho banner county in the State. CHRONOLOGY OF THE WAR. Tho Leading Events of the War Arranged by Weekly Anniversaries. 1S01. Jan. !5. Sailing of " Star of tho West." " 7. Sleeting of State conventions In Alabama and Mississippi and of Legislatures In Tennessee and Virginia. " 8. Resignation of Jacob Thompson, Secretary of the Interior. " 9. " Star of tho West " fired upon In Charles ton Harbor. " 9. Ordinance of Secession passed by Missis sippi convention 81 to 15. " 10. Florida Peccsbion ordinance passed 62to7. " 11. Alabama, Secession ordinance passed Gl to SO. " 11. Philip F. Thomas, Secretary of the Treas ury, resigned, nnd Gen. John A. DIx appointed in his place. M 11. Seizure of U. S. Arsenal nt New Orleans and Forts Jackson, St. Philip and Pick ens, by order of the Governor of Louisiana. M 13. Virginia calls a State convention. " 18. Pcnsacola Navy Yard and Fort Barrancas surrendered. " 14. Lieut. Sleinmer saves Fort Pickens. " 10. Arkansas and Missouri call conventions. 11-18. New York and Massachusetts Legislatures tender to President Lincoln the whole power of thosu States to aid in suppress ing the rebellion. 18G' The following actions, skirmishes, engagements and battles took place on tho dates indicated : Jan. 7. Jennies Creek, Ky. " 8. Charleston. Mo. " 8. Dry Forks, Cheat River, W. V. " 8. Silver Creek, Mo. " It. Columbus, Mo. " 10. Middle Creek, Ky. " 10. Prestonsburg, Ky. 1803. Jan. 7-8. Springfield, Mo. " 8. Ripley, Tenn. " 10. Catlett Station, Vr. " 11. U. S. Steamer " Hatteraa ' and tho "Ala bama" on' coast of Texas. " 11. Fort llindnian, Arkansas Post, Ark. " 11. liartsville, Mo. 44 11. Lick Creek, Ala. 41 14. liayou Teehe, La. 44 15. Helena and Clarendon road, Ark. 44 10. Dnvall's Blult'and Des Aroo, Ark. 41 17. Pollockvillo and Northeast Hlvor, N. O. 1804. Jan. 7. Martin's Creek, Ark. 44 7. Madiaonvillc, La. 44 8. Petersburg, W. V. 44 9. Tinman' Ferry, Ky. 44 10. Loudon Hcighto, Va. 44 10. Strawberry Plains, Tenn. 44 12. Maylleld, Ky. 44 13. Mossy Creek, Tenn. 44 11. Middleton, Tenn. 44 1-1. Healton. Va. 44 1 J. Foret ville, Cosby creek, Tenn. 44 10. Grand Gulf, Miss. 44 10-17. Dandridge, Tenn. 44 17. Lewisburg, Ark. 180S. Jan. 2. Franklin, Miss. Nauvoo, Ala. Thorn Hill, Ala. Smithlield, Ky. Jiilesbnrpr, Indian Territory. Scottoboro, Ala. Ivy Ford. Ark. Beverly. W. Va. 0. 4, 8. 8. 11. 13-15. Fort Fishor, N. O. 44 14. Bed Hill, Ala. 44 14. Dardanelles Ark. 14 44-16. Pocotoligo. 8. a "18, Near Columbus, Ky. LOYLWOip'SWORK The History of Forsyth Post Ladies' Society of Toledo, Ohio. To tho Editor National Tribune : In response to your request we take pleasure in outlining tho history and work of Forsyth Post Ladies' Society, auxiliary to Forsyth Post, No. 15, G. A. E., of this city. Forsyth Post Ladies' Society was organized March 11, 1879, and was tho natural outgrowth of an entertainment in aid of tho widows' and orphans' fund of Forsyth Post, given some months previous, in July 1878. As a result of the hard times, Forsyth Post found itself un able, by the ordinary methods, to meet tho de mands made upon its charitable resources, not only by old soldiers sick and out of work, but by tho widows and orphans of deceased com rades who had shared with them tho vicissi tudes of camp and battle. Various methods had been resorted to for tho creation and per petuation of a standing fund sacred to such pur poses, but tho results were always far short of the actual needs. Finally, at a meeting of tho Post, when the subject was under consideration, a member present proposed a lawn fete. Tho name had a taking sound and it was speedily voted that tho Post give a mid-summer night's entertainment of that character at an early day. Put lawn fetes were not as common then as now, and tho question at onco arose, "How shall it bo done?" Uow, indeed, but to call in the help of tho patriotic women of Toledo, al ways ready, as in tho old war days, to caro for tho men who havo borno tho brunt of battle. So a committeo was appointed to confer with tho ladies. Tho chairman of the committee, with tho present President of Forsyth Post Ladies' Society, then called personally upon a large numbor of women noted for their activity in every good cause, and asked them to be present at a general meeting for tho considera tion of plans for an entertainment that would enlist the sympathy and co-operation of tho en tiro city. Tho Court-House and its surround ing gronnds was secured, tents were pitched, military patroled tho grounds, bands played martial airs, a grand display of battlo relics filled tho court rooms; there was a supper de partment, gipsy tents, a dancing platform, &c, and tho first evening somo 3,080 people thronged to the scene. Tho entertainmont was repeated with renewed success, and for tho first time in tho history of Forsyth Post the relief fund was equal to tho many stringent calls made upon it. Forsyth Post was more than gratified with the results, and in their rejoicing wero ready to give all the honors to the ladies for the mag nificent success, they having taken charge of tho details of tho affair with consummate care, tasto and skill. Tho Po3t supplemented its action by tho formation of a committeo to in vito the ladies to form a permanent organiza tion and to aid them in tho same. Ladies who had lent their aid tho summer before were in dividually solicited to attend tho meeting for organization, and a call was issued through tho press, inviting all patriotic women, particularly thoso who, during tho war, had been connected with soldiers' aid societies, to come forward and lend their names and their influence to the now society. It will thus bo seen that all loyal women, whether tho wives, daughters or mothers of soldiers or not, aro eligible to our society, and somo of our most active and ear nest workers aro from tho latter class. It may not be amiss to mention, in this connection, that tho first to suggest tho formation of a woman's auxiliary, and to lend his efforts to such end, was General Charles L. Young, Past Vice-Commander, G. A. E., and, then as now, a comrade of Forsyth Post. The Commander of Forsyth Post was, at that time, John S. Kounta, a one-legged soldier, who was, a littlo later, elected tho Commander of the Department of Ohio, and to him also is largely due tho suc cessful carrying out of the wise conception. As a result of the movement outlined, thera assembled at the Grand Army Hall, on the dato mentioned, March 11th, 1879, a largo num ber of patriotic women from all ranks of the community, when a society was formally or ganized, which afterwards became a recognized auxiliary of Forsyth Post, and which adopted tho following CONSTITUTION. ARTICLE I. This Society shall be called tho Forsyth Pest Ladies' Society of Toledo, Ohio. ARTICLE II. Its 'officers shall be a President, Vloa-President, Secretary and Treasurer, to bo chosen by ballot at the annual meeting, to serve ono year, or until their successors are appointed. article in. The object of ths Society shall b the- pe-rreerlon and furtherance of benovclent and patriotio work, especially as it relates to soldiers and soldiers' families. article rv. This Society shall bo auxiliary toTForsyth Pott, G. A, R.. with which it shall at all tlmos be In com munication, and shall stand ready for conference and suggestion whenever called upou by tho Post for such purposes. article v. Tho Society shall hold ita monthly meetings at the G. A. It. rooms, on the second Tuesday of each month, at 3 o'clock p. in., and its annual meeting on the second Tuesday of March. ARTICLE VI. Executive and Visiting Committees, each con sisting of not less than Gvo members, shall be olected at each annual meeting, with such additions from time to time as may bo deemed necessary for more efficient work. ARTICLE YET. Any patriotio woman may becomo a member of this Society by a vote of two-thirds of those pres ent, her name having been presented by a member at a previous meeting. Each member shall enroll her name in a book provided for that purpose, and subscribe to the Constitution. article Yin. Ten members shall constitute a quorum. ARTICLB IX. This Constitution may be altered or amended at any regular meeting by'a vote of two-thirds of the members present, a month's notice of tho change contemplated being given. Mrs. 1. It. Sherwood, President. Mrs. G. L. Young, Secretary. Under the above very simplo constitution very satisfactory work has been dono. The work of tho society is two-fold. First, tho creation of a charity fund ; second, its disburse ment, so far as it relates to tho widows and or phans of soldiers. This work is carried on by tho two committees designated in articlo soven. Tho executive committee has charge of tho ways and means of tho society. It levies as sessments we demand no membership fee to de,fray tho incidental oxpeuses of tho society, such, for instance, as tho planting of flowers on the soldiers' plat at tho ecnietery; it arranges for tho annual meeting, and conducts the recep tion which it ha3 been our custom each year to give on tho ovening following, when Forsyth Post is invited to attend in a body ; its members servo on Decoration Day committees and aro expected to lead off in tho grand annual euter tainmeut which each year is given jointly by tho Post and its auxiliary for tho relief fund. Tho visiting committee carries on tho charity work of tho society. The committee is made up so that each ward has its representatives, whoso duty it is to visit, when called upon by tho chairman, the various applicants that may from tiino to time apply, or bo reported to them for aid. A woman, for instance, applies for help. Her namo goes to tho chairman of tho visiting committeo. Tho chairman gives the case to a member of tho committee, whero she cannot visit in person. Tho visit is made. If tho applicant is found needy and can show her husband's discharge papers, or can in somo other way give proof that she is what she claims to bo, her namo goes on tho rolls for temporary or permanent help, as the caso may bo. The mem ber to whom tho caso is assigned is expected to visit tho woman or family weekly. The visit ing member buys provisions and forwards her vouchers to tho chairmau of tho visiting com mittee, who in turn 6ends them to tho treasurer for payment. Tho visiting member also util izes local charities, if assistance is needed be yond what tho society can apportion to each applicant. Wood she gets from tho city ; clo'th ing from thoso whoso hearts go out to tho poor and tho distressed. If tho family sho supplies is sick, sho visits them, taking from tho dona tions of wines or jellies or other stores that may bo at her command. Sometimes nurses aro provided by tho society; tho dead are to bo buried; children aro to be sent to tho State Orphans' Homo at Xcnia, Ohio; shelter and caro aro secured in tho homes for tho aged, or in hospitals for tho destitute. And so it is that the great work of tho society goes on. Dollars and cents expended cannot express it. Scores of widows and hundreds of children on tha rolls give little idea of the extent of the work. Th work ia lometbing more than to put bread in the months of tho hungry. It carries with it sympathy, friendliness, forethought; it ena bles prudent mothers to rear their littlo ones to lives of honesty and virtue; it gathers up the waifs, and rescues tho helpless from tho vicious and unworthy, and finds for them lovo and care; it brings consolation to the dying, and when tho friendless wayfarer, whose only glory is that she was tho wife of a soldier, lies cold in death, she is laid away decently in wid ows' and orphans' corner at Forest Cemetery, whore a littlo marblo head-board reverently bears her name. Perhaps no better work ha? been dono by Forsyth Post Ladies' Society than in tho pur chase of the pieco of ground and in tho re moval from tho potters' field of tho Tcmaina of those whom cold charity had consigned to tho outcast's grave. One of these recently re moved was onco a nurse in the camp and field, and deserves by her services a grave among tho honored ones of tho land. For several years tho annual lawn feto heretofore mentioned served to creato the relief fund from which both tho Post and it3 Auxiliary drew their supplies, but last year tho ladies devised and successfully carried out a series of Grand Army entertainments at Music Hall, continuing throughout the week. To a bazaar embracing mauy beautiful features there was added a succession of tableaux, songs in costume, and orchestral music, tho week concluding with a Eed, Whito and Blue night, with all the ladies and the old soldiers wearing tho national colors in profusion. In writing thus in detail we have in view tho very many applications that now and in the past have come to us from various States, asking for some insight into our work, with a view to the formation of similar organizations. "Wo are glad to noto that a number of flourish ing societies aro now organized upon our plan, and if this simplo outline should in any way aid in the formation of others, we shall bo both glad and grateful. The work is the mo3t gratifying in which any loyal woman can engage. Mrs. Isaac E. Sherwood, Pres. Forsyth Post Ladies' Socioty. Mrs. Chables L. Youxo, Secretary. Answers to Correspondents. Subscriber, New Haven. If your statement is correct, you were entitled to $50 per month from Juno 4, 1874, in accordance with act of Juno IS, 1374; but positive evidence will be de manded, showing that yon required "the regu lar personal aid and attendance of another person" during said period. F. C, Morris, Fa. If the children wera under sixteen years of age when soldier died tlsy are entitled. Claims of minor children can bediled at any time, and aro entitled to arrears no ter when claim is filed, as the limitation of tho arrears act does not apply to such claims, nor to those of insane persons. F. McL., McVeigh, Iowa. Your claim on neTf disability is probably still pending and requires some further testimony. We havo referred your letter to your attorney for proper action. J. B. B., Glemcood, N. Y. Fivo years resifienco on land entered under homestead act is neces sary, less tho time served in tho army. A land warrant entitles you to patent whenever yon locato the land, after certain formalities havo been complied with. G. B. P., Benssalaer Falls, N. Y.Ks tho law now stands, you can get no higher rating than $18 per month. Yours appears to be a case of hardship, but if the bill passes wo think yon will bo benefited. New certificates will be is sued on application therefor in case bill becomes a law. R. S., Orange, N. X We cannot tell the high est number of invalid claim allowed. It may have been No. 450,000. Some of our readers do not seem to understand the method of action in pension claims. All claims on file are acted upon regardless of numbers, and when a claim, comes up for action, if all the necessary testi mony has been filed and it is otherwise com plete, it is allowed or rejected at once, no matter what its number may be; while other claims, not complete, are returned to the files to awaib replies to calls for evidence, &c. No. 450,000 may bo allowed to-day, while No. 100,000 may be pending for years to come. See reply to J. F. P. in our last issue. Old Subscriber, True Blue, K. Y. The feet that he served under an assumed name would not op erate against him. He would have to establish, his identity. For instance, John Smith enlists as Charles Brown and serves as such faithfully till discharged. He would have to furnish proof that ho was known as Jonn Smith before en listment. This he might do by testimony of his officers or comrades who knew him under both names, or in any other way that suggests itself. The simple thing is to provo the fact ; that done, the Government would be perfectly "easy as regards names." A Constant Reader. Pension is granted for tho rank held at tho timo the disability was contracted. If an enlisted man when disabled and afterwards promoted to major general, ho could only draw pension as an enlisted man. Supposo a sergeant wounded at Gettysburg, af terwards promoted, and while a lieutenant wounded at tho Wilderness ; subsequently pro moted to captain, and while in that grade again wounded at Petersburg, applies for pension, claiming all three wounds. If claim was allowed and each wound disabled him, he would be rated for the first as a sergeant, for the second as a lieutenant, and for the third as a captain. Tho saino rule would apply to any other disa bility incurred. Fatrick C. Write ns a full statement in re gard to tho land claim and we may be able to advise you. Give your post office address plainly. IF. F. A., South Sterling, Pa. 1. The widow forfeited all subsequent titlo by re-marriage. 2. If your disability whatever it may be ia equivalent to tho loss of a hand or a foot, yon were, under the act of June 4, 1S72, entitled to $18 per month, but as you are receiving 14-lStha, or $14 per month, it is evident that the Pension Office does not consider you disabled sufficiently to warrant tho $18 rating. You are at liberty to apply for increase at any time after Gmontha from dato of last action on your claim. D. C. M., French Creel:, W. Fa. The time for payment of local bounty expired by limitation in some States, lou can obtain tho desired information by writing to tho Adjutant Gen eral of the State from which you enlisted. George, Lynn, Mass. Such reports would not amount to much unless they came from reliable persons. Tho Commissioner would probably send a special examiner to investigate tho mat ter, and pensioner would have ample opportu nity to disprove tho charges. Pensioner would not be droxpcd from rolls except for causo. Post No. 20, G. A. R., Xeio Jersey. Yon were not entitled to third installment because yon did not serve the full term of one year. You are in error about the statement of one year soldiers discharged from hospitals. The samo law applied to them. H. H., New Bonston, HI. Stepmother Is not entitled. E. J. T., Sunny Bale, Kansas. Ton havo re ceived all tho bounty duo under existing laws. If the EqualizationBounty bill becomes a law you will bo entitled to $3.33$ per mouth, or $293.33, less what you did receive. Glad to hear that your Post is doing so well. Long may it live and flourish. a Remaining answers next week. To Insure replies, correspondent should sire full names and post-oltlce addresses. Replies to inquiries will be given either in this column or by mail. If reply Is published the initials of the party writing will only bo uaed. Correspondence Invited on any subject, which shall hava our prompt attention.! Comrade John W. Wilson, Sedgewioi Posi, Kearney, Neb., writes us that they are striving to increase their relief fund. Thus far they have been very successful, having made a hit by dramatizing tho Senate of 1SG0 aud repro ducing it in public. Tho cast was as follows : H. C. Andrews as Mr. Brcckenridgo of Ken tucky; S. L. Savidge, Mr. Clingham of North Carolina; Eev. Mr. Ford, Mr. Crittenden of Kentucky; Judgo Barnd, Mr. Hall of Now Hampshire; Eev. M. Ayor, Mr. Iverson of Georgia; F. G. Hammer, Mr. Dixon of Con necticut ; L. S. Irvin, Mr. Brown of Mississippi ; B. II. Goulding, Mr. Wigfall of Texas; Joseph Black, Mr. Wado of Ohio; Eev. Mr. Summers, Mr. Yuleo of Florida ; Eev. Mr. Crissman, Mr. Mallory of Florida; J. P. Hartman, Mr. Clay of Alabama ; E. C. Calkins, Mr. Davis of Mis sisissippi ; J. W. Wilson, Mr. Bigler of Penn sylvania; S. C.Eoberts, Mr. Buchanan's pri vats secretary; Georgo E. Smith, secretary of tho Senate. From this and a subsequent entertain ment tho Post netted $120. Rheumatism Positively Gored. Write for j-bee 40-page pamphlet to E.Kr Helphenstine, Druggist and Chemist, W&td ington, D. 0,