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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON,, D. 0., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1883; 6 y u THE GRAND ijRMY. Affairs at National Headquarters latest Department News. fjccidl Corroontleee National Tribune. Philadelphia, Oct. 15, 1SS3. General Orders, No. 3, from National Head quarters, announcing the appointment of Aws-dc-lamp on the staff of the Commander-in-Chief, have jast been issued. Although many have wondered sad asked why these appoint jjiWtswcre not made at an earlier date, the atwer is very simple. You will remember that in my letter of September 10, reference was awdeto circular letter, No. 1, to Depart ment Commanders, iu which the Cominaudcr in -Chief requested Uiose officers to recommend for petitions on his staff only such comrades as are earnest, active workers in their Posts or Dip .ttaieuts. and who are recognised as rep xst itative men of tie Grand Army that he v ouid appoint no one who was not so reeoxn r 1 do. In accordance with this plan, Gen eral Beadi has been waiting to have the names T.riwutd to him. which has been done but rilnrtlv. the Denartmente. at least some of 1 th m, appearing to be in no hurry iu taking ac ia in the matter. In the orders just issued, tw 1 nty-two Departments are represented, and a f, w otfcors have been heard from since the cojy was sent to the printer. These names, and those of appointments to other positions, Ti il be made known iu future orders. Txms following are the appointments in ques tion : Charles JL Blinn, San Francisco, Cal. ; I riiuk J. Hood, Georgetown, Col.; A. It Fair-c-i ils, Meriden, Conn.; Samuel 31. Seward, Puuam, Conn.; William J. Blackburn, Wil li. i.-tn, Del.; E. DeC. Loud, Chicago, 111., J..i.a B. liecd, Ehnwood, I1L; John G. Mack; inngSeld, HL; S. G. Burdick, Centralia, I1L; J. H. Madden, Danville, 111.; James K. Boss, Indianapolis, Iud.; C. E. Whitsit, Madison, Ind.; James C. Voatch, Eockporfc, Ind.; J. a KensiL Fort Wajne, Ind.; Charles P. Blair, Tort Seott, Ean.; William T. Davidson, Abi hne, Kan.; T.M. Carroll, Paola, Kan.; J. W. Twkan, Emporia, Kan.; E. A. 31. Boyland a.: A Samuel Asii worth, Covington, Ky.; George C . Baily, Jr., Hyde Park, Mass. : John W. Her F y, bjiriBgiield, Mass.; Thomas L. O'Brion, Tij -tun, Mass.; Charles D. Nash, South Abing t' n. Mass.; William H. Wade, Plainville, Mass.; ( . L Hampton, Detroit, Mich.; Goo. F. Aikens, B.iy CSty. Mich.; John F. Strong, Lansing, Mich.; 31. B. Tuttle, Little Falls, Minn.; H. W. Little, Manchester, N. H.; Henry A. Bedfield, Dover, N. H.; Frank P. Mnlcahy, Newark, N. J.; U. B. Titus, Trenton, N. J.; Augustus D. Blandhot, Morristown, N. J.; David B. Abra hams, Santa Fc, N. M.; Wai. A. Copp, New York, X. Y.; Wm. T. Crouch, Brooklyn, N. Y.; Thoe. Feldstoin, New York, N. Y.; Andrew J. Lorish, Attica, N. Y. ; Jno. E. Norcross, Brook lyn, K. Y.; K. A. Constable, Athens, Ohio; E. B. Brown, ifcuiesvilie, Ohio; WT. J. Elliott, Columbus, Ohio; Bvron Pone, Cleveland, Ohio; S. A. Whitfield, Cincinnati, Ohio; E. B. Merri man, Forest Grove, Oregon; J. N. Abbey, Phil adoHroia, Pa.; Georee B. Tliatchor, Philadel phia, Pa.: Thomas Daugherty, Audenroid, Pa.; Frank E,' Fleck, Allegheny City, Pa.; A. M. K. Storrie, Philadelphia, Pa.; John F. Osier, Sha mokin, Pa.; N. M. Brooks, Washington, D. C.; J. a Taylor, Washington, D. C; Henry C. Luther, Providence, E. L; George 3L Crosby, St, Jobnsbury, Yt; F. IL Sfcurgis, Galveston, Tex. They will be obeyed -and respected ac cordingly. Comrade J. N. Abbey is assigned to duty at National Headquarters in charge of all matters of transportation. The smoothness with which business is con ducted at National Headquarters is a striking instance of the policy of placing in high posi tions man who are thoroughly posted in all that is required for the proper administration of their many responsible duties. The years of training that General Beath and Adjutant General Yanderslicc had previously undergone in the executive departments of the Order enabled them to take hold of affairs where their predecessors had left off and go right ahead with, them without a hitch or any un necessary delay. Therefore the utmost harmony prevails throughout the Grand Army, requir ing no action from Headquarters but what can be accomplished under the regular routine business. Two letters have been received during the jiast week from the yellow fever district in Florida, one signed by E. S. Glover, A, A. A- G. of the Department, dated the Sth inst,, the ether signed by Wm. C. Keeley, chairman, and Thus. J. Perry, secretary, of the joint relief committee. The former, after acknowledging tks receipt of drafts forwarded and the manner of its distribution, says: "The weather con tic tics very hot and we cannot see the end yet. Much, suffering exists among the citizens, as, buLg quarantined on all sides, they are yet miuble to get away to obtain employment The x. .jrhy of the people here are dependent upon outsiue contributions for their daily bread. Many, through feelings of pride, would not at iht apply for rations, but actual hunger has at last driven them to it, and it is a pitiable L.ht to see the throngs that surround the st x, i-tom. of the citizens' relief committee w.eu provisions are sent from the city, and cun taen, owing to the limited, supply, many are seat away empty-handed." The second letter ays, among other things: "Had it not buon for the aid extended by our comrades, our siteatkm would have been most deplorable. Thus 1st we have not lost a single comrade by death, though death has made its inroads into our comrades' families. We have thus far paid the funeral expenses of five, the last one being the wife of a soldier and sister of a com rade. In the membership of both of our Posts there was but one comrade who entirely es caped t&e fever. So thoroughly is this place infected, and such a terror have we become to the surrounding country, wo have no hope whatever of seeing the quarantine raised until the most unmistakable frost, and a severe one at that Tais is worse than a battle the odds are all on one side." Accompanying the letter is a complete diagram showing the infected district and the cordon that surrounds it, which tes in the navy-yard and the villages of V Arlington and Woolsey. Two sides open on Peosacohi Bay, and liere the cordon is main tained by guard boats. Bemittances are being received by Quartermaster-General Taylor as rapidly as ever, the mails daily bringing in large numbers. Up to this date over four hun dred have come in. The care of this relief fund has entailed npon Comrade Taylor a large amount of work in addition to his manv regu lar duties. The receipt of every contribution las to be acknowledged separately after being entered upon his books as they come, not through the different Departments but from the Posts through the country individually. When it is borne in mind that Comrade Taylor lias his private business to attend to, is a mem ber of the Select Branch of City Councils, in which he does his full share of committee work, is Quartermaster-General of the Grand Army, and an earnest, active worker in his Post, whose musters he rarely fails to attend, It will be seen tfcat he Las but little time lofc for recreation, particularly since this extra Tvork has devolved upon Mm. General Orders, No. 16, Headquarters, De partment of Pennsylvania, dated October 13th, have also been issued, in which the Depart ment Commander takes occasion to congratu late the comrades west of tho Alleehouies tipon the complete success of their Grand Army day at the cities of Allegheny and Pittsburg, and of the demonstration at Danville on Octo ber Sfcb.and to express his thanks for the many courtesies extended him on those occasions. The orders also contain information and in structions relative to the celebration of Grand Army day in this city on the 2-ith Inst. Com rades are also warned against James H. White, dbraaorly of Post No. 200, now using a traveling card dated December 26, 1SS2, who is reported es being unworthy of assistance. Ordors havo also been issued for the muster of John E. Myers Post, No. 3S6, at Sligo, Clarion county, and Post No. 387, at Stewartstown, York county. The applications for charters for these Posts were received through The National Tr.nicxE. Boports of musters of the following Posts have been received daring the past week: Kissinger Post, o. 376, located at Grotz, Dauphin county, was mustered on September 29th, by Past Commander Jacob B. McCoy, Post No. 232, of Lykcns. Commander McCoy was assisted by sixty members of Ills own Post, including all the officers, and others from Posts 2fo. 110 and No. 174. The comrades left Lykens in private conveyances, and when they arrived etthe edge of the town of Grotz were met by the -veterans of that place and the citizens' band. Line was formed and a parade made through the streets of the town, after Tyhich the comrades were dismissed until tho hour txed for the jauster. Shortly afterwards a ieeat!aaf Chaster PDsfc.No.SSQ, of Williams- town, arrived to take part in the ceremonies. The muster took place in Odd Fellows' Hall, where all the necessary service? were success fully gone through with. Addresses were made by Comrades Senior Yicc Commander J. W. Holand and John Murphy, of Post No. 232. Commander McCoy pays a well-deserved com pliment to the officers of Post No. 232 for their very efficient services and to all the comrades present for their cheerful obedience, uniform good conduct and assistance. Tho now Post will meet at Odd Fellows' Hall every first and third Thursday. Tho following are its officers : Commander, J. D. Giso; S. V. C, Jacob Kis singer; J. V. C, B. J. Evitts; Adj't, John W. Hoffman; Q. M., A. Dreibelbies; Surgeon, Harrison Keigle; Chaplain, E. A. Kcmblo; O. D., Jacob Shiro; O. G., Jonas W. Hoffman ; S. M., Henry T. Ferree; Q. 5L S., Josinh Uraholtz. J. Mavnard Post, No. 377, of Mehoopauy, Wyoming county, was mustered September. 24th, by B. W. Marcy, Commander of Post No. 97, Wilkes Barre, assisted by a largo delegation of his Post. During the ceremonies of mus tering twenty-eight charter members, the sci optioon was used and the wholo affair was very satisfactorily conducted. Comrade Marcy speaks very highly of tho future of the Post, which starts out with bright prospects, and will, no doubt, do credit to tho Department. Meetings will bo held at Odd Fellows' Hall on the first and third Mondays of each month. The officers of the Post arc: Commander, C. F. Decker: S. Y. C, J. G. Burgess ; J. V. C, C. L. Finney; Adj't, A. S. Boss; Q. M., Alva Fassett; Chaplain, Bev. J. B. Davis; O. D., Job Briggs; O. G., W. H. Comstock; S. M., Geo. W. Oliver; Q, M. S., J. C. Kintncr. Lieutenant Geo. W. Fuller Post, No. 378, of Catarauqua, Lehigh county, was mustered by Comrade a T. Weaver, of Post 182, Bethlehem. This Post starts with thirty-one charier mem bers and the following officers: Commander, Edwin Gilbert; S. Y. C, Chas. Laramy; J. V. C, Frank Wilson; Adj't, Edmund Eaudall ; Q. M., James Tate, Jr.; Surg., James Dyatt; Chap lain, Jos. Matchett; O. D., Jos. Wray; 0. G., Ed. Remmell. David Cumnilngs Post, No. 3S0, is located at McAlevy's Fort, Huntingdon county, and was mustered on October G. Post Commander Austin Curtin, of Post 2G1, Milesburg, was the mustering officer, and performed his duties in the thorough manner for which he is so well known in everything he undertakes. Comrade Curtin was assisted br details from Posts 272, of Pine Grove Mills) 29G, Belleville, and 176, Lewistown, from whom he selected the officers to assibt in the muster-in ceremonies. The day had been rainy, the night was stormy and dark, and all the visitors had to cross the mountains to reach the fort, but there was not a murmur of complaint, and the services were beautifully conducted. The Post takes its name from David Cummings, formerly of com pany C, Forty-ninth regiment, Pennsylvania volunteers, who died some time during 1862 at Fortress Monroe, Ya. For the present the musters will bo lield every Saturday night. The officers installed by Comrade Curtin are: Commander, Jacob F. Schuee; S. Y. C, Wm. G. Fagan; J. Y. C, Jos. B. Irvin; Adj't, W.H. Flcnnor; Surg., Jno. B.Cobb; Chaplain, Eev. Samuel Croft; Q. M., Jos. H. Howard ; O. D., William E. Orner; O. G., Jno. Wilson ; S.M., Christian Kocher; Q.M. S., Jno. J. Wilson. At a meeting of Post Commanders, heid at Department Headquarters on Wednesday evening, it was decided to hold a grand Camp fire at Industrial Hall on the evening of Grand Armj' day, for which tickets of admis sion will bo issued to the comrades and their families. Comrades Cozens, 160; Speese, 35, and Johnson. 12, were appointed a committo to co-operate with A A. G. Stewart in making tho necessary arrangements. Invitations to bo present havo been sent to Secretary of War Lincoln, Generals Grant, Sherman, Slocum, and Sheridan, ex-Governors Hartrauft and Hoyt, Adjutant-General Guthrie, Generals Pearson and McCartney, Past Department Commander Tanner, of New York; Depart ment Commander Eoss, of Delaware; Mayor King, tho judges of the courts, and others. Two of the judges of our courts of common pleas Ycrkes and Fell are comrades, and Judge Ashman, of the orphans court, is a con tributing member of Post 1, in which he takes a great interest. No programme has yet been mapped out, but by next week it will be pretty well prepared, and there is no doubt, when wo consider the committee that have the prepara tion of it, it will be a grand one. On last Wednesday evening Comrades Louis E. Fortescuc, Commander of Post 2, and Gen eral B. Franklin Fisher, late chief signal offi cer, Army of tho Potomac, of tho same Post, paid a visit to Oxford, Chester county, Pa. The occasion of the visit was an entertainment given by W. S. Thompson Post, No. 132, of that place. A full house greeted the comrades. Comrade Fostescue read Mark Twain's sketch "An Invalid's Story" and gave several recita tions. General Fisher delivered his interesting lecture on his capture, life in Libby, and final escape through the famous tunnel. The exer cises of tho evening were interspersed with war songs by a quartette, bugle calls by a comrado of the Post, and the presentation of a beautiful silk flag by the Sixth regiment, N. G. P. to Post 132. Comrades Fisher and Fortcscue served together in the signal corps, headquarters Army of the Potomac, spent a long time together in rebel prisons, and now fravel together, gratu itously aiding in entertaining the families and friends of comrades. At a meeting of the Survivors' Association of the Sixty-eighth Eegiment Pennsylvania vol unteers (Scott Legion), on Thursday evening, at Grand Army Headquarters, it was decided, to hold a Eeunion and banquet on the 13th of December next, the anniversary of tho battle 'of Fredericksbug, the first fight in which tho regiment was engaged. A committee was ap pointed to make the necessary arrangements. Besolutions of respect to the memories of Lieu tenant John Hester, company F, and L. A. Sage, company F were unanimously passed. "1G0. DEPARTMENT NEWS. Hecord of Tribune YoU The Work of Kc crultiuff. During the past week The Teibune has for warded blank applications for Post charters to the following: Milford, 111., J. H. Gillam; Eu reka, 111., A. G. Dean; Warwick Cross-roads, Tenn., James C. Johnson; Fredrica, Iowa, C. H. Burke; Eichland, Mo., M. W. Gustin; Evanston, Washington Territory, A. J. Half flyer; Eock Elm. Wis., H. Brittell; Harrison burg, Ya., J. W. Blair. Total to date since the beginning of the new administration, 75. During the same timeit has forwarded to the proper authorities Teiduxe applications for the muster of a new Post at the following place : NorthpoTt, Mich., thirteen signers. Total to date since the beginning of the last adminis tion, 25. MAINE. Comrade J. S. Bangs, Past Junior Yico Com mander, Department of Maine, Waterville, Mc., writes us that splendid progress is being mado in the work of recruiting iu Maine and that within thirty days number ninety Posts. tho Department will NEW HAMPSHIRE. Post Lull, No. 11, Department of New Hamp shire, has just held a very successful fair of four days' duration, for which 1,040 tickets at $1 each wore sold. The attendance was largo on each day. There was a very large collection of antiques on exhibition. Tho art department was in charge of Miss L. S. Bobbins. The first evening was devoted to a war concert. The second evening was devoted to Indian club swinging by C, H. Prouty and Clayton, of Bos ton. The next evening was devoted to charac ter delineations by C. L. Sullivan. The ladies of the Woman's Belief Corps nobly seconded tho Post committee. On the last evening one hundred prizes were given to ticket holders. Tho attention of veterans of the Grand Army is called to the N. E. Bush, of IheBushwaekers, which is an auxiliary to tho G. A. E., tho ob ject of which is fun and to get money for tho relief fund. Tho initiation is rich and rare. It is made up of members of tho G. A. E., and more particularly those outside, who are will ing to aid the Post by becoming members, and pay a certain amount to tho Post for tho privilege, which is kept for the relief fund. The N. E. headquarters are at Milford, N. H., and Posts who would organizo a Bush this win ter can learn more by addressing tho Grand Orderly, G. E. Foster, Milford, N. H. MASSACHUSETTS. A grand Camp-fire was held on tho 3d inst by Post 39, of Lawrence, Mass. Invitations had been extended to tho neighboring Posts at Lowell, Methucn, Haverhill, Groveland, and tho Posts at Manchester, N. H., and tho boys came in goodly numbers. A grand street pa rade was the leadiug fcaturo of the evening. At least a thousand men v;iirB in line, find a mosfcbrjUia-at display of fireworks illuminatod- their march through the principal streets of the city, while thousands of spectators lined tho sidewalks. About 8:30 tho columns entered the City Hall, where tho camp-firo was lighted. Post Commander Curtis had a full programme, which was not completed till midnight. It embraced speeches from Commander George S. Evans, Senior Yico Commander John D. Bil lings, Benjamin Pitman of tho Council, tho mayors of Lawrence, Lowell, and Manchester, comrades from tho various Posts represented, with a choice selection of vocal and instrumen tal music intermingled. Eefreshments were served during the evening, and everybody present voted tho occasion a grand success, aud especially creditable to tho Post. Post GS, of Dorchester, sat down to its anni versary supper Tuesday evening, the 9th inst., having as guests Commander Evans, Senior Yice Commander Billings, A. A. G. Monroe, J. Cushing Thomas of the Council, Inspector Saw yer, and Aids-de-Camp Leutz and Median. After a very satisfactory feast of good things, Post Commander Colo extracted a speech from all the above guests, as well as from Past Com mander Fox aud other members of the Post. During tho exercises some of the old war songs were given with a fullness and richness of chorus such as is very seldom heard. The Post has trebled its membership tho pasL two years, and now ranks second in size in Boston. Monday evening, tho 8th inst, Post 120, of Lowell, opened a fair, beginning with a grand ball. At least twenty-five hundred peoplo were present. Speeches were delivered by Mr. George Lawton, Mayor Donovan, Senior Yice Commander John D. Billings, and Commander Linehan, of New Hampshire. Dancing con cluded the exercises of the day. Senior Aid-de-Camp A. M. Lunt has been ap pointed Chief Mustering Officer of the Depart ment to succeed Comrade E. P. Gibbs, who resigned, and has gone to Michigan. Comrado Lunt is an active worker in tho Order, and is a member of Post 5G, of East Cambridge, whero he has long been identified with the interests of the Teteran soldiers. Post 2G, at its meeting last week, voted to send $20 to Posts 1 and 2, G. A. R., of Pensa cola, Fla., in response to a call for aid on ac count of the destitution and suffering caused by tho ravages of yellow fever. Comrado C. S. Anthony, Taunton, Mass., writes that Bartlett Post, No. 3, of that place, was to give a concert on October 17, in aid of tho soldiers' monument fund of that town. During the quarter ending September 30, General Lander Post. No. 5, G. A. E., disbursed $1,250 from their relief fund. Alanson Hamilton Post, No.lGO, West Brook field, Mass., has been recently organized, with J. G. Warren Commander. Post 5, Grand Army, of Lynn., has sent a check for $50 to tho sufferers of Post 1 and 2, of Pensacola, Fla. CONNECTICUT. "Sergeant Major," Middletown, Conn., writes us that Mansfield Post, No. 53, of that place, now numbers some 130 comrades, with a largo relief fuud and a largo average attendance. At the last meeting it sent a donation to tho yellow fever sufferers at Florida, and also voted to hold a fair some time in November, to raise funds to beautify the Post's burial plot, which the city of 3Iiddletown presented to the G. A. E. at that place. NEW YORK. Dexter Post, No. 336, of Wellsville, N. Y., gave a picnic and sham battlo recently at Lewis' park, which were highly enjoyed. Line was formed by Commander Bliss in front of the Post headquarters aud marched to tho grove. On tho march the column halted in front of Colonel Moore's residence, called for and saluted the colonel, who responded in a pleasant and appropriatospeech. Grand Army Posts of Scio, Bolivar, Friendship, Smethport, Stannard's Corners, Ulysses, Whitcsvillo and, Sharon Centre were represented in tho line. After dinner and sweet music by Mrs. Gcorgo Eowley, addresses were mado by Captain Bliss, Oscar Fuller, Lieutenant Bailey, Dr. L. W. Greene, Captain H. A Coates, "Billy" Youngs, Captain Middaugh, G. S. Eowbotham. There was then a mock trial, which was very amus ing. A very exciting sham battle, which was closely contested, interested the large number of spectators for same time, after which a dance concluded the festivities of the day, and many thanks for such a pleasant one were given to Dexter Post On Wednesday, tho 10th inst, a dedication Camp-firo was held by Post Wood, No. 294, at Hoosick Falls, N. Y. The new hall was hand somely and tastefully decorated with flags and flowers, and filled to overflowing with members and their families. Post Commander M. Y. B. Peters presided, aud announced the following programme, which was very creditablyreudered. Opcniug address by Eev. G. D. Silliman; selec tion by Moore's orchestra; recitation, the "Camp-fire," by Miss Northrop, (cloven years of age, daughter of officer of tho day) ; poem, "Not Foes in Death,"' recited by Hugh lliloy ; address by Hon. E. L. Demcrs ; music by or chestra ; remarks by Hon. J. Eussell Parsons ; address by Commander Robert Keith ; address by Lo Grand C. Tibbets, with presentation of portrait of Major-General Tibbets, responded to by Commander Peters ; selection by orchestra ; "The Charge of the Light Brigade," by Prof. Frank Bradford, of Bennington, Yt At tho close of the programme refreshments were served, after which speeches were made by Hon. J. Eussell Parsons and others. Comrade W. K. Bliss, of Wellsville, N. Y., writes us that Dexter Post, No. 33G, of that place, was organized on the Sth of last March, and it now numbers 180 members in good standing, and is in a flourishing condition, hav ing many gallant soldiers as members. Comrade Zono Besekcr, Olean, N. Y., writes us that Barry Post, No. 222, of that place, has 123 members and is increasing in membership. NEW JERSEY. On the 10th inst, Arrowsmith Post, No. 61, of Bed Bank, N. J., Henry M. Nevius, Com mander, held a Camp-fire, tho occasion being tho dedication of their new Post room. Tho now room is very" handsomely fitted up. At each of the four corners of the room is hung a beautiful picture of Washington, Lincoln, Grant and Garfield, while at the back of tho Commander's chair hangs a finely executed crayon portrait of Colonel Arrowsmith, after whom the Post takes its name. Colonel Clin ton B. Fisk had been expected to mako tho dedication address, but being unable to be pres ent, the duty was very handsomely performed by the Post Commander. Short addresses were made by Geo. B. Fielder, of Jersey City, De partment Commander of the State; Wm. B. E. Miller, of Camden, Juuior Yice-Commander; C. H. Benson, of Jersey City, Chief Mustering Officer; John Ramsy, of Jersey City, Assistant Adjutant-General; John K. Brookor, of Cam den, Assistant Inspector; Comrado TJ. B. Titus, of Trenton, aud W. H. Sherman, of Camden. Comrade John L. Wheeler presented, in behalf of the Post, a handsome gold badgo to Com mander Nevius. The entertainment closed with the singing of tho national odo. On Thursday ovening tho Post was presented by Mr. Edward Kemp, of Rurasou, with a very handsome and unique " Camp-fire." On Wednesday ovening, October 9, Depart ment Commander George P. Fielder, of tho G. A. E., Department of New Jersey, with Yice Commander W. B. C. Miller, Adjutant-General John Ramsey and Chief of Staff J. K. Brookor, established a now Post at Bed Bank. It will be called General Smith Post, No. 01. Captain Albert Heubel, a member of T. M. K. Lee Post, No. 5, G. A. It, of Camden, N. J., was buried at Evergreen Cemetery, in that city, on Wednesday, October 10. a . PENNSYLVANIA. Albcrt W. Pcrrin Post, No. 370, was organ ized at Eidgway, Pa., tho latter part of last summer, with tho following officers: Com mander, D. F. Farrand; S. Y. 0., Reuben Moh noy; J. Y. C, Du Bois Gorton; Q. M., James Penfield; Adj't, O. T. Miner; Surgeon, W. L. Williams; O. D., M. E. Lesser; O. G., Philip Shirk; Chaplain, Andrews. Albert W. Perrin, in whose honor the Post was named, was a son of Martin Perrin, deceased, lato of Spring Creek township. Ho was a youngmau of much promise, and proved to bo an excel lent soldier. In ono of tho engagements in which ho participated ho was taken prisoner and confined in Anderson villo prison, where ho died. The Philadelphia (Pa.) Posts, G. A. E., will hold agraud Camp-fire on tho evening of Grand Army day. Comrades Cozens, of Post No. 1G0 ; Speese, of No. 35, aud Johnston, of No. 12, in connection with Adjutant-General Stewart, havo been appointed a committee to make the necessary arrangements. Invitations have been extended to Generals Grant, Sherman, and Sheridan, Secretary Lincoln, General Guthrie. Commander Tanner, of Now York, and others In return for tho sash and sword of the lato General John A. Koltes, which was presented to Koltes Post, No. 228, G. A. E., a committee from that organization, headed by Commander Kirchheimcr, visited Mrs. Koltes' residence, No. 103 North Fifth street, Philadelphia, on Thursday evening, October 11th, and presented her with an elegantly framed certificate con taining tho thanks of the Post. Post No. 10, G. A. R. of Philadelphia, will probably lose about eighty members, all of whom were sailors in the rebellion, and who will sever their connection with that Post to join tho new naval Post now being organized. The members of the new Post will wear the regular G. A. E. uniform, with tho exception of the cap, whicli will be similar to those worn by naval officers. Comrado Tlios. Osborn, of Wellsburg, Pa., writes us that Col. Lytlo Post, No. 240, of that place, was organized on April 10, 1SS2, with twenty-six charter members, aud on January 1, 1883, it had a membership of fifty, and be fore January 1, 1881, wc hope to havo 125 mem berspretty good for a small town. Alfred Tolcs Post, No. 320, G. A. E., will givo a supper aud dance at Littlo Marsh, Pa., to day, for tho purpose 01 raising money to fur nish their hall. All are cordially invited, and especially soldiers and G. A. E. Posts, and those interested in the welfare of Post 320. The members of Post No. 63, G. A. E., at Holmesbnrg, Philadelphia, Pa., held a meeting on Friday evening last to consider tho advisability of consolidating with Col. James Ashworth Post, No. 331. The matter will bo decided at the next meeting. Comrade Washington O. Moore, formerly of the Twenty-third regiment of Pennsylvania volunteers, and a member of Greble Post, No. 10, G. A. 11., was buried from his rcsidonce, No. 120G South Fifteenth street, Philadelphia, on Wednesday, October 17th. "" Comrade Lewis Moore, formerly of company C, Twenty-eighth Pennsylvania regiment, was buried on Tuesday, 16th inst, from his resi dence, No. 169 Church street, Fraukford, Pa. Tho ex-soldiers of Lowisburg, Milton, Sun bury, Shamokin, Catawissa, Sit. Carmcl, Wil liamsport, Northumberland, Scranton, Wilkes barro and Bloomsburg, Pa., will hold their next annual Eeunion at Shamokin, on the first Friday in October, 18Si. Mrs. William Carver, residing near King of Prussia, Pa., well known for her patriotic de votion in caring for wounded and destitute sol diers during tho war, died ou Sunday, Octo ber 7. Colonel J. E. Oursler, of Latrobo, Pa., re quests all persons now living, who served in tho Pennsylvania reservo corps, to send him their names, companies and regiments. Comrade J. Logan Smith, of E. D. Baker Post, No. 8, G. A. E., of Philadelphia, was buried on Sunday last, from his residence, No. 2507 North Sixth street. Comrado John Bichner, of Post No. 2, G. A. E., of Philadelphia, was buried in Foruwood Cemetery, that city, on Sunday last. Hetty A. Jones Post, No. 12, G. A. E., of Manayuuk, Pa., will hold a festival Novem ber 1. POTOMAC. Hall, Washington, D. C, was taste fully and profusely decorated on the evening of October 12th, the occasion being the seven teenth anniversary of Jolin A. Eawlins Post, No. 1, G. A. E. Tho celebration consisted of a Camp-fire aud supper,, whicli were participated in by a largo concourse of people. Tho spread was arranged with over 200 covers, interspersed by pyramids of fruits and choice bouquets of exotics, which added their fragrance to that produced by culinary delicacies. At 9 o'clock Post Commander Dennis O'Conner welcomed tho guests in an appropriate address. After tho repast had been fully discussed the com rades lit their pipes and listened amidst silence and clouds of Durham smoke to a happy speech by Department Commander W. W. Burdctt. Songs were then rendered by George Scott, Abraham Levis, and J, Hyde ; recitations by Dr. Frank White, E. B. Hay, and Ralph Jeffer son. Captain Block and others mado very in teresting speeches, after which the party dis persed, well pleased with the entertainment. Among those present were Commissioner West, General Whittaker, Dr. McKiin, Major J. H. Reeves, Dr. J. E. Mason, Captain Benutcr, H. C. Weaver, and Captain O'Farrell. KENTUCKY. Garfield Post, No. 2, of Covington, ivy., has the honor of a past Post Commander, Colonel Georgo A, Thayer, of Dahlgren Post, No. 2, Boston, Mass., in their membership; also mus tered, first Tuesday this month, into member ship Brevet Brigadier-Gcueral H. C. Corbin, of tho U. S. A., commanding at Newport Barracks, and Colonel Edgar S. Dudley, of tho TJ. S. A. artillery. Department Commander James C. Mitchie writes us that tho twentieth Post of the De partment is to bo mustered on the 20th inst, and that there are other Posts to bo mustered soon. He adds that he has never received so many letters concerning Grand Army matters as during the past month, and that Kentucky is now commencing to come out strong. Comrado James N. Patterson, of Owinsboro', Ky., writes us that Murray Post, No. 19, was organized at Cloverport, Ky., on the 6th inst, with twenty-one members. The Post is named for General E. Murray, ono of Kentucky's bravest soldiers. Wm. Nelson Posfc, No. 1, Newport, Ky., has nearly 100 members. Tho headstones for tho graves at Evergreen Cemetery havo not yet ar rived from tho War Department. It musters new recruits every meeting night Tho Post in Fordsville, Ky., has purchased over an acre of ground and a church property for the use of their Post They call themselves the riflemen of tho backwoods of Kentucky. Sergeant E. T. Whittinghill Post, No. 8, at Litchfield, Ky., has increased from sixteen charter members to 153 now on tho roster and still they conic. Commander of tho Department of Kentucky, Comrade James C. Michio, is now well onough to bo about again. OHIO. Writing of the early days of the Grand Army, Comrade T. D. McGillicuddy, District Muster ing Officer, Akron, O., says: "I havo been a constant reader, and ofctimes a contribu tor, to G. A. E. literaturo for the past ton or twelvo years. I have seen and gor.o through tho darkest days of our Order's history. I stood tho wreck of 1863, when the G. A. E. of Ohio was stranded on tho back of adversity, and when wo could only claim a membership of three hundred and eighty-ono in a State which furnished threo hundred and soventeen thousand loyal sons for tho suppression of tho rebellion, aud yet, during this crisis, I was hopeful. I had an abiding faith in tho grand principles of our noble Order. I remember well tho annual session of the Department Encampment of Ohio in 187-i at Alliance, whero the assembly consisted only of ten "delegates and six Post Commanders. At our adjourn ment we all joined bauds and united in sing ing "Marching Through Georgia" and "Tent ing on tho Old Camp Ground," asking God's blessing in onr futuro efforts for our beloved Order. Then again I romembor the annual session of the National Encampment at Chi cago, HI., in 1875. I had tho honor of "being ono of tho two delegates who represented Ohio in that body. Thero was a largo attendance of ox-soldiers at this meeting, by reason of a Ee union of some army society which aimed to mako our G. A. E. meeting subordinate to theirs. Our session was commenced in McCor mick's Hall, but when the Officer of tho Day satisfied himself that all present were mem bers of tho Grand Army of tho Eepublic, wo scarcely could find ourselves, so at the closo of the first day's session wo wore granted permis sion to occupy tho parlors of tho Sherman House for tho remainder of our Encampment." Middleport Post, No. 125, hold a Camp-fire on tho 29th ult., which was well attended. A new Post was mustered at tho samo timo, called Hudson Post, No. 378. Speeches woro mauo uy uoraraucs it 11. Brewster, W. B. Hodge, J. C. Boship, and J. H. Locharay, which woro sandwiched with music by tho bands. After tho speeches, all of which wero telling and eloquent, a freo supper was spread for tho old boys and tho now, to which both classes did ample aud complete justice. Comrade J. H. Murlin, of Neptune, Ohio, writes that Drury Po3fc, No, 372, was mustered on the 18fch ult with twenty-four members. Thofollowing officers were duly elected : Com mander, D. E. Lemunyon ; S.Y. C, H. Murlin; J. Y. C, James Shauklin ; Adj't, W. L. Drury ; Surg., H. H. Harrison; Chap., J. M. Dutton; S. M,, Smith Townsend ; Q. M., C. D. Hawkins; Q. M. S., G. H. Piper ; O. D., D. F. Doty ; O. G., Philip Hankins. The Tost meets every Tues day evening. INDIANA. Comrade Elisha G. Johnson, of Bedford, Ind., writes us that a G. A. E. Post was organized at that place on the 29th ult. with fifty-two char ter members. The following officers were duly elected : Commander, J. II. Crim ; S. Y. C, J. A. Baley ; J. Y. C, R. B. Scott ; Adj't, Wm. Erwin ; Q. M., W. P. Malott; O. D., A. N. WTildcr; O. G., J. W. Acorn; Surg., ni ram Malott; Chap lain, John Williams; S. M., Doil Bowden. Comrade N. C Welsh write3 us that he mus tered Lake View Post, No. 216, at Syracuse, Kosciusko county, Ind., with nineteen charter members. Tho following comrades were elected to fill tho various offices : Commander, H. M. Stoner; S. Y. C, J. W. Stetler; J. V. C, Alf. Roberts; O. D., Ed. Miles; O. G., Fred Butt; Chaplain, Wm. Wall is; Surg., Samuel Akers; Q. M., Amos King; Adj't, Marion F. Corn. Comrade Wm. Hackleys, of Albion, Ind., writes us that Warden Post, No. 205, which was organized on the 5th of last July, now numbers fifty-four comrades. The Post held a bean-soun festival on the Gth inst. and cleared $19. Comrade A. E. Adams, company I, Ninth Indiana Y. Y. I., Organ Springs, Ind., writes us that tho G. A. E. Post at Fredericksburg, Ind., which is building a new hall, is in a healthy condition. Comrado J. P. TJrbin, Kewanna, Ind., who sends us a now subscriber, writes us that a new Post has been organized at that place with six teen charter members. Comrado John J. Gallagher, Adjutant, Post No. S6, Jeffersonville, Iud., writes us that the Post has 150 members and a snlendid hall. ILLINOIS. Tho soldiers' Eeunion at Charleston, 111., un der the auspices of Post No. 271, on the 11th and 12th insts., was a pleasant success, notwith standing the heavy rain whicli interfered with tho festivities on tho first day. An all-night Camp-firo enlivened the occasion the first night, and recalled many pleasant, amusing and mel ancholy reminiscences of tho lato war. Reveille was sounded early tho second morning, and after the arrangements were completed for the day's festivities, tho boys marched in proces sion to the fair ground, where Alfred Ashman Post, No. 271, was presented with a beautiful flag by the ladies of Charleston. Major Mon roe made the presentation address, which was responded to by Chaplain Adams on behalf of the Post Short addresses wero then mado by J. W. Ncal and others. About four hundred old veterans were present, participating in the Eeunion festivities. There were also sev eral Confederate soldiers in attendance, and everything passed off delightfully. Comrade J. Canfield, of Farmer City, 111., writes us that at tho last regular meeting of Lemon Post, No. 211, of that place, the ladies presented tho Post with a very handsome flag through Eepresoutative Cresey. It was ac cepted on bohalf of the Posfc by Comrade Hol loway in a very happy speech, after which tho Post was invited to a delightful supper pre pared by tho ladies. This Posfc is in a very prosperous condition, new recruits being mustered at every meeting. Comrade H. E. W , of St. Joseph, El., writes us that St Joseph Post, No. 220, of that place, which was organized about five months ago with twenty-nine charter members, now has a membership of forty-seven, and there are eight recruits to bo mustered in at the next; meeting. Comrade J. P. Higgins, of Monmouth, 111., writes that McClanuahan Post, No. 330, which was organized at that place last September with thirty-five charter members, has a brilliant outlook. Comrade H. S. Lowry, of Batavia, HI., writes that there is a flourishing G. A. E. Post at that place with sixty-odd members. Michigan! There was a Eeunion of Union soldiers at Chesaning, Mich., on tho 10th inst, under tho auspices of Pap Thomas Post, No. 121, of that place, Avhich was a pleasant success, notwith standing tho very inclement weather that pre vailed. AQ 10 o'clock in the morning Pap Thomas Post, together with a large number of ox-soldiers, representing five or six other Posts, and many who were not members of tho G. A. E., formed in lino, aud preceded by tho Ches aning cornet band, marched to the railroad depot and escorted tho orator of the day, Hon. Derwin W. Sharts, of Owosso, to the largo and commodious church of tho M. E. society, which was thronged with people and whero a splendid choir rendered in admirable style " The Star Spangled Banner," " Bally 'Bound tho Flag, Boys," and a number of other soul-stirring songs so familiar to the boys, after which Mr. Sharts, formerly of the Ono Hundred and Sixty-firsfc New York volunteers, delivered a very fine oration, in which he related in true soldierly stylo tho story of tho hardships, tho sufferings, and tho victories and triumphs that are brought so vividly to mind by such gather ings as this. After the conclusion of tho address all marched to Gould's hall, whero the ladies had provided a dinner fit for a king, aud cer tainly no king ever relished one better. After dinner everybody had a general good time, closing the festivities with a delightful dance at night. Tho Eeunion of tho Twentieth Michigan in fantry at Battle Creek, Mich., on tho 11th inst was an oveut of much interest, and attracted a large assemblage of persons. Tho members of tho Twentieth, together with the veterans be longing to Farragut Post, received tho visiting mombers. Tho business meeting of the regi ment was called to order by President S. S. French. Tho following officers wero duly chosen: Geo. C. Crowell, president; A. N.Mer ton, secretary and treasurer, C. W. Maynard ; orator, E. Hammond. L. E. Sparks, T. E.Wood, F. Lehman, John Strahle, and Georgo Sellers, executive committee. Tho mortuary list; for tho past year is : Company D, Hiram K. Cotant, August 6, 1SS3 ; Samuel Allen, April, 1833, com pany E ; O. N. Hammon, November 11, 18S2. After the officers had been chosen, tho president of tho meeting introduced tho Eov. A. E. Ma ther who mado an eloquent and feeling address. Ho was followed by Mr. A. E. Cowles, of Lan sing, whoso oration was hi every senso worthy of tho occasion. At tho conclusion of this ora tion a very sumptuous banquet was served to about 200 persons. Toasts woro responded to by Hon. A. E. Preston, Col. C. B. Grand, Gon. B. M. Cutchcon, Mr. C. W. Maynard, Hon. Chas. Austin, Col. Grant, A. E. Cowles, E. M. Adams, Frank ThiUips, Geo. Bullis and Myron H. Joy. Comrado J. E. Porter, of Hillsdale, Mich., writes us that C. J. Dickcrson Post, of that place, performed during tho first; week of thi3 month tho play ontitled " Truo Blue, or Brother Against Brother," to full houses, thereby add ing $100 to their relief fund. Department Commander Janes invifd tho Post, of which ho is a member, to assist him in organizing a Posfc at North Adams. About; twenty-four of tho boy3 took carriages and drovo over a dis tance of eight miles. Tho boys report; that they had a very pleasant timo, which is no doubt truo, for a moro whole-souled set of fel lows it will bo hard to find than those of Theo dore Mead Post, No. 169. Its ranks havo been de pleted bj' tho death of Comrado John Delanoy tho first break in our ranks sinco ifc organized. Tho Posfc turned out on tho 7th inst to attend his funeral. At tho last meeting ifc mustered thirteen recruits. Comrado Yictor B. Eotfciers, of Birch Ban, Mich., writes us as follows: I havo tho pleas ure to inform you that Wallace Bowers Post, No. 190, Department of Michigan, was mus tered on tho 12th inst, by John Y. Eussel, of East; Saginaw, with twenty-ono chartor mem bers and twelvo recruits, making tliirty-threo strong. Tho following officers wero duly chosen: Commandor, Yictor B. Eottiers; S. V. C, Duano Osborne; J. V. O., Wm. McGregor; Surgeon, Georgo W. Edwards ; Chaplain, Allen Brown ; Adj't, David McNalloy ; Q. M., Isaao Totten; O. D., James McKoy; O. G., Joseph Philips; Q. M. S. William Lonsby; S. M., Benjamin Fisher. On Tuesday last, tho Grand Army of thoEo publio of Michigan gavo a general hunt, to which tho public were invited. Tho hunters woro not confined to any particular territory, but hunted whero they choso. Tho following is a list of tho gamo which counted: Ducks, fifteen points; snipe, ton ; squirrel, ten ; plover, eight; rabbit, six; woodcocks, fifteen ; pigeons, ninei owls teaj Hawks, tea; turkeys, thirty j kill deer, ten ; woodchuck, twenty-five ; musk Tat, twenty; mink, twenty; coon, fifteen; prairie chicken, fifteen; partridge, fifteen; crows, thirty, and wild goose, fifty. Comrado Frank Hicks, of Dansvillc, Mich., writes us that Frank Hicks Post, No. 78, of that place, now numbers thirty-three members in good standing. In conjunction with Posfc No. Ill, ofFowlerville, a meeting was held at that place on tho 13th ult, which was a highly enjoyable affair. The dinner served by the ladies of Fowlervillc was a very bountiful and delicious one. Joel D. Monroe, Lawton, Mich., writes us: At tho request of several comrades I write you for instructions as to how to organize a G. A. E. Post, and if yon continue to furnish blanks and all necessary papers for so doing, we want to establish a Tkiiiuxe Posfc and desire to re ceive our instructions from thero. We have about fifty-five old vets nearer here than any other place. WISCONSIN. Comrade H. Britell, of Eock Elm, Wis., writes us that the Camp-firo of A. M. Howard Post, No. 72, which began at that place on the 27th ult. and continued three days, was an enjoy able affair notwithstanding the inclement; weather that prevailed. Govornor Eusk and other officials visited the camp and cheered up the boys. Comrade E. Barton, of Monticello. Wis., writes us that John Eoss Post, No. 113, of that; place, was organized on the Gth inst with twenty-ono charter members. After the work of organizing was finished the boys had a good time singing, speaking, and relating war reminiscences. MINNESOTA. The Camp-firo Eeunion, held at Brownton, Minn., under the auspices of Robert L. McCook Post, No. 23. of Glencoe, was a greater suecess than had been anticipated. Ac first there was some disappointment; expressed at the apathy of the people of Brownton, but soon they warmed up to the occasion, and gave tho boys a cordial greeting. Eobert L. McCook Post met the visitors at tho depot; and escorted them to the grove at Lake Addie, where the crowd soon enlarged and became enthusiastic. A handsome dinner was bountifully served and heartily enjoyed, after which there were some interesting exercises in the manual of arms and in drill. Several amusing orders were then read relative to the conduct of the camp. Later in the day Messrs. Jno. and Asa Hutchin son, Mr. and Mrs. S. G. Anderson, nee Miss Abby Hutchinson; Mrs. Cambell, a daughter of John Hutchinson, whoso husband was in Libby prison six months; Mr. W. J. Ivesr Mr. Seth Nichols, all of Hutchinson, made their appearance on the ground and added much to the enjoyment of the afternoon and evening by furnishing sweet music. Colonel Donald son exhibited some curious war relics. A very interesting and patriotic address was made by Prof. E. V. W. Brokaw. The reveille sounded at 6 o'clock on the second day, when a drum corps was formed and marched to town to awaken the sleepers. Tho day was consumed tenting on the old camp-ground, dress parades, drill, skirmishing, mock battles, mock drum head court-martial of comrades for cowardice and deserting to the enemy; executing sen tence of court-martial by drumming one of camp, and performing the solemn (mock) act of shooting a comrade kneeling by the side of his coffin, army songs, and stories, all of which made this first; annual Camp-firo Eeunion a higlily enjoyable one. Among those who ren dered efficient service in making this Eeunion so successful, may be mentioned the following ladies :Mrs. E. E. Williamson, Mrs. R. S. Miles, Mrs. A. H. Eeed, Sirs. S. E. Martin, Mrs. Alex. Grant, Mrs. Wm. Denny and 3Irs. J. E. Butler. a IOWA. Comrade B. W. Yan Der Yeer, of Linoville, Iowa, writes us that; James H. Rodgers Post, G. A. E.. was mustered in with twenty-six charter members, at Lineville, Wayne county, Iowa, October 8, by Comrade G. T. Wentworth andT eight comrades from Post No. 122, of Center ville, Iowa. Tho following officers were elect ed: Commander, B. W. Yan Der Yeer; S. V. C, C. B, Wright; J. Y. C, M. Collins; Adj't, E. R. Betrel; Surg., A. W. Prather; Chap., J. H, Wilson; Q. M., E.W.Daws; O. D.", D. W. Moss; O. G., B. H. Scotfc ; S. M., E. T. Waldrif; Q. M. S.f G. Day. Comrade Wm. B. Perrin, of Geo. W. S.Dodge Post, No. 132, located afe Nashua, Iowa, writes us that ho has been elected TRnurrE corre spondent of that Post, which has a membership of eighty-three comrades, two members of which lost a leg each in the service; two suffer ed tho tortures of AndersonviBo; two gave an eye eachtotheircountry; one was shot through the body ; two tlirough tho right thigh ; one in the chest; ono through tho right lung, and numerous others more or less wounded. A correspondent at Keokuk, Iowa, who signs himself "3 Blue Arrows," writes us th3t a Posfc was organized at Birmingham, Iowa, on tho 24th ult with twenty-nine charter members, aud thero are fine prospects of a largo increase of membership. Major P. C. Walker was elect ed Commander of tho Posfc. General Wm. W. Belknap has been mustered into Torrence Posfc, No. 2, of Iowa. Comrade S. P. Nott, of Leon, Iowa, returns tho blank application for Post charter sent him by The Tuibuxe, duly signed, and reports that tho prospects for a large Posfc afe his place is very encouraging. He says that; the boys have not yefc Iosfc their loyalty, and that fifty- seven comraaes camo lorwara ana signmea. their desiro to become charter members of the Post Comrade A. M. Chesney, of Penn Hollow, Iowa, writes us that; Joe Boss Posfc, No. 30, at Sidney, of that State, which was organised on tho 16th of last July, with twenty-two charter members, now has a membership of thirty vefc eraus. Comrado Geo. Wiidalin, Wilton Junction, Iowa, writes us that a G. A. E. Post is to be established at that place on the 16th inst. MISSOURI. Comrade Arthur Dreifus, of St Louis, Mo., writes us that; tho Grand Army is "booming" in that part of the State. He says he has lately mustered a Post afc Lutesvillc and one afc Poplar Bluff, and is working up still another afc Pied mont. He also assisted in the muster of a Posfc in St. Louis, of which H. B. Kerono is Com mander. St Louis now has four Posts, Frank P. Blair Post, with 223 members, being the strongest Comrado J. M. Comgcrs, Lebanon, Mo., writes us thafc Eich Mountain Poafc, No. 42, of that; place, now numbers 135 members and has six or eight petitions for next meeting. a KANSAS. The Eeunion of the old soldiers afc Neodesha, Kan., on tho 3d inst, under tho auspices of Neodesha Post, was interfered with afc first; by tho very .inclement weather that prevailed afc tho time. Great fires had been kiudled, how over, in Camp Sherman, and tho boys gathered around them discussing various topics, chief among which was tho weather. Night came, and such inky darkness prevailed that tho practiced oyo of an old voteran could not teU spring pullots from ancient; roosters. The quar termaster's department was so well stocked that foraging was unnecessary and entirely uninvit ing. On Thursday morning, October 4th, tho rain was coming steadily and persistently down, but by 9 o'clock indications" of clearing appeared and by 11 o'clock tho town wore a cheerful holiday look that mado tho old boys look bright and happy. Two hundred men were soon in lino, and, followed by" Sherman's Bummers," marched through tho town to tho camp. Arriving afc tho camp, Commander Blakesleo talked to them for awhilo in a very humorous strain, welcoming them very heartily on bohalf of Neodesha Post Tho local gleo club, consisting of Messrs. A. Bowman and D. C. Bodino and Misses Mattio Kent and Clara Steele, sang tho "Opening Odo" of tho G. A. E., in tho chorus of which all veterans wero requested to join. An address was then mado by Hon. Leander Stillwell, of Osago Mission, in which he illustrated in a vivid and amusing maunor somo of the old camp customs. An old maro ridden by Stacy Pen during tho war was introduced to tho assemblage aud cordially greeted. Other relics of tho war wero exhibited and much enjoyed. Mosfc of Thursday was. spent in social intercourse. Thursday night thero was a foraging party, which had many amus ing experiences. Friday morning broko clear, and thero was a largo attendance. The day wa3 delightfully spent in various mock sports and camp amusements. A county association of soldiers was formed, with tho following offi cers; Colonel, E. W. Ladd; lieutenant-colonel, G.H.Anthony; major, James M. Keckr sur geon, T. Blakeslee; adjutant, W. H. Winner; quartermaster, Samuel Baughman; chaplain, Eev. John Shaffer. Ifc was decided to call tha organization tho First; Eegiment of Wilson. County Veterans. A speech was made by Geo, H. Anthony. A genuine old "war dance' took place in front of the stand, and created much amnsement. After the dance Commandec Blakeslee presented to the veterans an exact copy of the famous "Wall Paper" JDaiiy CUi zent published at Vkksburg, Miss., the day before the surrender of that city to General Grant. Nearly every old soldier on the grouad received a copy. Lincoln Posfc, No. 1, Topeka, Kan., mot on the Gth inst. in regular session, with ovar ISO members present. Thirteen recruits wero bal loted for and duly mustared in, making ows total 500. After the reading of General Ord'esa in regard to the Florida yellow fever sofltorars, the hat was placed apoa the altar, and fcho 3BBX of $11 was given. After dinner the Post drum. corp3 made its appearance in the hall, heading; the Womanrs Relief Corps, No. 2, ef the Post, under the direction of Past Post Commander and A. A. G. H. F. Devendoif, when the boysr were greatly surprised by the presentation ef two nice blue silk gnidori3 and twenty-four Sbo corps lags to the Posfc by Mrs. T. J. Anderson, on behalf of tho Relief Corps, aed they were accepted by Post Commander, A. M. Fuller. After this the same ladies presented a beauti ful banner, designed by Mrs. Comrade Grouch, to the Lincoln Post Flambeaux Club, through. the poetess, Mrs. Comrade Owens, in appro priate verse, which was duly accepted with, hearty thanks by the captain of the club, A.M. Fuller, and Comrade J. B. Johnson. An in formal social was held for a short time, and then that ever felicitous comrade, Miss Saffio Knight, gave. us a nice reading of "BoBerfe Bums of Gettysburg" in her best style. Be fore closing, the newly organized Lincoln Be lief Corps, No. 2, was officially accepted aa anxDiary to Lincoln Post, No. 1, G. A. E. upoa the records. Comrade Wm. E. Nesbiit, of Marion, Kan., writes us that Pollok Post No. -12, of fehafcplace, was organized in March, 1SS2, withsixfcy-sain, charter members, aud ifc now numbers 105, and is still growing. The followingare the officers of the Post: Commander. Stephen Jex; S. Y, C, Fred. Lewis; J. V. C, J. W. Martin; Q.M., Wm. E.Nesbifcfc; Adj't Edward Baxter; Chap., B. F. Wonder; Surg., W. C, Flippin; O. G.,W. C. Hill; O. D., John Hickman ; S. 31., T. M. Hosa; Q. M. S., T. B. Bodes. The Post held a Eeunion at Marion the first day of the fair, which was very enjoyable. An. address wu3 delivered by Hon. Schuyler Colfax. There wa3 a very exeiring sham battle between the Post and the State militia. A premature explosion of a piece of artillery in the seetiou from. Topeka, tore off the arm of Thomas Reed an ex rebel soldier, and brought the battle to a sud den termination. The boys soon made him up a purse of four or five hundred dollars. At last accounts he was doing well. Comrade Orrin Abbey, of Belleville, Kan., writes us that; John Brown Post, No. -15, is in a flourishing condition, numbers over one hun dred, and meets every first and third Saturday evenings. Afc the last meeting it was voted to send its mite to the sufferers in Florida. And so the good work goes on. Some of the com rades are to play "The Yirginia Veteran" at Scandia the night of the 20th inst. They I played ifc two nights in Belleville and cleared $175. After muster the boys had singing of all the old army songs and the good feeling of all such meetings existed. This Posfc is named Camille Anguiel Post, in honor of Lieutenant Augniel, company K, First Kansas, who was killed at Wilson's Creek. It bids fair to becoma one of the largest in Northeastern. Kansas. Thero are five Posts in this county and have a membership of nearly four hundred able for duty. Comrade A. C. Bnek, of White City, Kan., writes us that Fisher Post was organised at that place on. the Sth inst, by Comrade, C.H. Tinney, o. Wadsworfch, Kan., with, ten charter members. The following- officers wsra duly chosen: Commander W. R. Bighan; S. V. C, A. C. Buck; J. Y. C, Lafayette Muln he; Chap lain F. B. Harris; Su?g.r Yineenfc Hanchett; Adj'c, James Moffit; Q. M., H. A. Williams; O. D.r Godfrey Hammerburg ; O. &., W. J. Walker ; S. M., J. E. Lamb. This is aTMBONB Post Comrade Nat Muliin, of PfcunviHe, Kan., writes us fceac Stockton Post, No. 76 fe in a most prosperous condition, and new resrnitSS are mustered in afc every meeting. The Pos ig yet in its infancy ; still it has a membership ef 101. Comrade L. C. Smith takes great rnteresfc in the Post. The Post meets on the first and third Saturdays of each month. On the 7th inst. Emporia Post, G. A. E., of Emporia, Kan., escorted the remains off Com rade Ralph P. Williams, of that place, to? the grave. The pall-bearers were Comrades O. J. Eussell, A. Hurlbarfc, Isaac NewaD, Sim Carter, G. W. Fry and Chas. Harris. This is the first death this Post has sustained since its organi zation. Comrade Samuel Houston , of Lawrence, Kan., I writes us that Washington Post, No. 12, ef that place, is rn a very prosperous eeatuiaen, reoxnrt ing from two fee fourteen members at every meeting. The Post now nmnbers afeofts 160 comrades. Comrade Wflbam E. Stefcfc, eompany D, Bran son, Kan., writes usfchat a Post has jest been, established at that place with thirteen eharter members, and its prospeetefor rpid additions are good. CALIFORNIA. Department Commander Staples, of Cali fornia, in his circular of October 1st, calling for suescriptioBS in aid ef the yeHow-ftvor sufferers at Pensaeola, Fla., says: "Anagfealis here madeto the comrades of the Grand Army of the Eepublic No part of the eontry issaoro liberal than onr own Pacific Coast, when ap peals are made which call for substantial aid for suffering humanity. Consadfia, tins is a case of absohtte want, and appeals in thescsoag- est terms to yon. It is hoped that evexyTmii- rade who can will contribute as geawroosiy a his means will permit. OREGON. General Orders, No. 5, fesoed by r. B. Can kin, Department Commander of Oregon, eon tains, among other orders, the following: The following-named comrades ave heeby ap pointed on the s-taft" of the Department Commander and will be obeyed and respaeted aeeortSitglyr Comrade A. F. Sears, of Post No. 1, to be Aswteiwit Adjutant-Geueral, vice Wright, resigned, to date from September 17th: Comrade W. J. aipley, of Post No. 3, to be AM-de-Camp, vfee Heyeys, de ceased, to date from July M; Comrade T. C. Smith, of Post No. 12, to be Akl-de-Caaip. vico Mayo, honorably discharged. t date ftoin. July 1st The power to dispense with the role prohibiting: an investigation committee from reporting on tho evening of appointment is Teste in the Commander-in-Chief and in the Department Com manilera, and can only be exercised by other persons aa they may have-been weio3ly amhor ized to aet by the proper authority. That Ihid authority may be available in case of need at Pteta distant from these Headqoariew, the DepRrtraen!; Commander authorises the Aute-de-Cawp to givo disDcnbtitiotw in writing ad provide! ia seetten 5, Article II. Chapter II, Rules and JtegKtatioos. Th&5 authority to eentinne only ontfl th next annuel meeting: of the Department Eaeaingment. NEW MSXICO. Comrade Will M. WffiyuBe, Las "vrs, N. M., writes us that Grand Arsry afkka are flourishing in the Territory. Cbavtccst havo been granted for the orgaaiwrtiOB of Pote at Denning and Fort Bayard. WASHINGTON TERRITORY. The following fe a list of Posts in Waaiimg ton Territory, their location and Coinraaadejs; Stevens Post, No. 1, Seattle, D. L- MeGowan, Commander ; Ellsworth Post, No. 2, Vancouver, John D. Geoshegan, Commander; Alfred Sully Post, No. 3, Dayton, n. H. Wolf, Commander j Abraham Lincoln Post, No. -1, Walla Walks, H. O. Simonds, Commander; George IT. Thomas Post, No. o, Olvmpia, James R.Hayden. Com mander; Custer Posfc, No. 6, New Tacomo, James Barlow, Commander; Phil Kearney Post, No. 7, Chihalis, J. T. Berry, Commander. DAKOTA. Comrade Samuel T. Moore, of Centerville, Dafeota Territory, writes us that, in obedience to Special Order, No. 29, G. A. K-, Department of Dakota, he proceeded to Centerville,. Turner county, D.T., to muster in a Post, and found ton comrades in waitingi and, after carefal ex amination, organized them with tho following officers : Commander, O. D. Hinkley ; S. V- O, W.Eo: J V.C., John Schmidt; Adj't, A. J. Ayert Surgeon, A. a Putnam; Chaplain.Hich ai -trAwirfcr O.M.. Milo Bennett; O.D.. H. Frier; O. G., W. Bill3j S,M., Dawt laenhart, Sil J . A i .&- ggSsstS&ssw -v; ,5 '.w. t-Jr4. !&4j.4dvMiL.