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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: "WASHINGTON, D. C, THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 1883.
TtjE GRAND PJY. ,. i . Department Encampments Post Mus ters, Elections and Installations. Our Grand Army column3 this week contain fresh and interesting news from noary every Department, and tho indications all point to a continuaace of the active interest which ha3 lately been manifested in the growth of the Order. The annual Department Encampments have been fixed for tho latter jMirfc of January and boginniug of February, and they promise to be largely attended. Tho following is a partial list of tho linio and places at which they will convene: Maine, Auburn, Feb. Sth ; Vermont, Benning ton, Feb. S-9th; Rhode Island, Providence, Jan. 25th; Connecticut, Hartfort, Jan. 31st; New York, Troy, Jan. 24-25th; New Jersey, Trenton, Jan. 25-26th; Pennsylvania, Wilkos barrc, Jan. 31st-Feb. 1st; Delaware, WTilniington, Jan. 12th; Ohio, Youngstown, Jan. 17-3 Sth ; Michigan, Battlo Creek, Jan. lbtk: Illinois, Danville, Jan. 31st; Minnesota, St. Paul, Jan. 17-lSth; Kansas, Wyandotte, Jan. 21-22d; Cali fornia, San Francisco, Jan.lU-20th. Tho next National Encampment, as has al ready been announced in theso columns, will bo held at Denver, Col., on the Sth, 9th and 10th of August, and it will bo seen by tho following letter from Comrade B. K.Stimsou, Department Commander of Colorado, that preparations have already been begun for what is suro to be the most notable gathering in tho history of tho Order: Headquarters Dett. or Colorado, Uuanj Army op thk IlKr-rouc, Dexvkr, Col., January 5, 1SS3. To the Editor National Tribune: Deak Comkapk: I cannot at present givo you any details of arrangements for the National Encampment. The general progress this far is the promiso of low railway rates, a bill in Con gress asking tho loan of 1,000 tents from tho Government, and a bill introduced into the Colorado Legislature (now in session) to-day providing for au appropriation of $21,000 for the proper entertainment of the Grand Army in August. After the consummation of all wo ak I shall be able to furnish you a detailed statement of every feature of tho programme, and I do not know of a quicker medium of communication through which to reach all Posts of the Grand Army than the columns of The National Tribune. Yours, fratornally, E. K. SriMsorr, Dept. Com. We also havo tho pleasure of announcing that threo more "Tribune Posts" are about to be established, as will bo seen by the following letter from Adjutant General F. E. Brown: Eeadqbs. Adjutaxt General G. A. R., Ouaha, Neb., January 4, 18S3. Deab Comrade: Yours of the 29th ult. in closing petitions for G. A. R. Posts at Rock Elm, Wis., St. Joseph, 111., and Cambridgoboro, Pa., have been duly received, and will bo at tended to at once. Yours in F., C, and L., F. E. Eeown, A. Q. MAINE. The Annual Encampment A Gain of One Thousand Members. Opeclal Correspondence National Tribune. Bangob, Jan. 8. Our annual Department Encampment will meet at Auburn, February 8, (just one year from tho date of last Encamp ment,) in Auburn Hall. Tho meeting of the Council of Administration will bo held, either in the afternoon or evening (or both) of tho 7th for tho transaction of such business as may come before them. Upon the evening of tho 8th, after tho adjournment of tho Encampment, the delegates and friends will be entertained by Burnsido Post, No. -17. of Auburn. Commander-in-Chief Van Dcrvoort, being billed to be in Massachusetts and Vermont the last of this month, has been invited to meet with us. Wo understand that tho Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief, Gen. Isaac S. Bangs,, of Waterville, Me., and tho Chaplain-in-Chief, Bev. I. M. Foster, of Waterloo, N. Y., will bo present with him upon this occasion. Tho nrospect for a large delegation is good. Maino has gained 1,000 members (and some over, I think,) since wo last met. For the place that is so far down East as to poke The sun up every morning for tho rest of the world, wo think wo are doing well; but ''still there's more coming after." Fraternally, yours, &c, John F. Foster, Ass't Adj't-Gencral. VERMONT. The Annual Encampment. 8pcdal Correspondence National Tribune. Benxington, Yt., Jan. S. The Sixteenth Annual Encampment of the Department of Vermont, G. A. 11., will convene at Bennington, Vt., Thursday and Friday, February 8 and 9, 18S3. Headquarters will be established at the Putnam House, where the Council of Adminis tration will meet at 3 o'clock p. in., February bin, to act as committee on credentials and to transact other business; pertaining to its duties. A Camp-fire will be held Thursday evening, when addresses may be expected from promi rent comrades of this and other Departments. ( aster Pest, No. 42, will furnish guards for tho Uncampineiit, and exemplify the work by mus tering a recruit. NEW YORK. The 326th Pe&t Mustered Important Questions to be Decided. New York, Jan. 8. During the past week fix charters for new Posts were granted, bring ing up the total to 320. The new Posts are located as follows: No. 321, at Dryden, Tompkins county; No. "22, North villc, 1- ultou county ; No. 323, Water town, Jefferson county; No. 324, Wefctficld, ( Lautauqua county; No. 325, Ovid, Seneca county, and No. 320, Greenwich, Washington county. Several new Posts will soon bo organ ized in New York and Brooklyn, offshots from come of the larger Posts in those cities. Tho approaching annual encampment at Troy is now attracting attention. Tho New York limes, of yesterday, bays: " Au important matter to be brought before the coming encampment will be with regard to the permanent location of Department head quarters. Hitherto it has been tho custom of tLc Department Commander to locate his head quarters at the place of his residenco. Tho effort Will be made to permanently locate them in this city, and it is generally conceded that, ixs i lg the great distributing point of all business Lid containing proportionally the greatest ii amber of Posts, every detail regarding tho Grand Army could bo more quickly acted upon Ltre than in any other section of the State. "Another innovation proijosed upon the prac tice of years past is that of making tho Me morial Committee of this city the General Re 1 et Committee for the c-ty. The committee Las low a fund of over $2,000, wnich may be do ctod to this purpose. It is proposed that a ,crmaueut fund shall bo held by the committee, Lnd that all applications for relief, whether to t-ie Posts or thy Dejartnient ollicers, shall be referred to it, and only in event of improbable circumstances shall any demand be made on Pust funds. This action would relievo tho Post ollicers of a good deal of labor, and in tho 1 andsof a good working committee there would be little opportunity of unworthy persons re ceiving benefit from the organization. Tho c uestion will be dibcussed at the next meeting cf the Memorial Committee. "There is urgent necessity for more ground for the National Cemetery at Cypress Hills. An advantageous oner has been made to the authori ties which if not soon taken advantage of will Lot be available. The grounds now contain over 4,000 bodich, of which 472 are those of con federates, and whose graves receivo the same care as the others. In this cemetery, any hon orably discharged soldier or sailor dying in a destitute condition may be buried free of cost. But this spirit of an act of Congress cannot long bo continued, unless additional grounds are eecural by the Government. There is still tuilieient bpace for about 300 graves, and Suer intendctit John Brysou reports that there were about 40 interments last year. It is tho inten tion of tho authorities to remove the remains t . upward of GOO soldiers buried on Governor's Lland to this cemetery, but under prcEent cir cumstances such action is impossible. Com mander Walker, of Rankin Post, No. 10, and 'ConnmtTKler Phillips, of Perry Post, No. fc9, have actively interested themselves in the cae, but tho bill 'introduced through them by Con gressman J. Hyatt Smith, acarly a year aero, appropriating sufficient money to obtain addi tional land, is still in the hands of the Military Committee, but it is promised that it shall bo resurrected during the present session. Tho national plot at Cyprs Hills is the only one in this section of tho" country, and unless soon en larged the law creating theso national plots will become a dead letter, so far as New York and vicinity is concerned. Tho bill appropria ting $35,000 for tho purchase of desirable ground at Cypress Hills has been favorably recom mended by tho Department ollicers, to whom tho matter was originally referred, and Com manders Walker and Phillips havo asuranco that it will bo passed during tho present ses sion." Tho installations of now officers are now pro ceeding in tho various Tosts. That of Eankin Post, 2vo. 10, of Brooklyn, on Friday evening last, was particularly interesting. Max Bcece, Commander of James C. Bice Post, No. 29, New York, acted as mustering officer. His staff, in cluding Georgo It. Revans, W. P. Walton, Geo. J. Weuck, James Grove, James Ross. L. L. Bob bins, A. Parkinson, Thomas McKeon, C. P. Hanson, J. S. S. Parker, Geo. W. Hill, and W. W. Bolaeker, all in full uniform, made a very pretty group in tho crowded hall. After as sembly had been bounded by the drum corps, and tho ollicers had taken their stations, a piano duct was given by Comrade Dr. J. M. Loretz and wife, a four-part song by Messrs. Van llou tcn, Chapman, "Wheeler, and Comrado J. N. Nason, and a tenor solo by Gen. Win. Do Lacy. Then followed tho installation ceremonies, and, as ample space had been reserved, they wero very effective. At the conclusion of the second part of the musical programmo tho ladies and society of tho Post wero received, and Gen. Isaac S. Catliu, in behalf of tho lady President, Mrs. Do Lacy, presented tho Post with an ele gantly mounted llag. Commander Perry res ponded to Gen. Catlin's remarks, the drum gave tho regular ilag salute, and, by request, Comrado Harrison Millard sang 'f Tho Flag of tho Free," his own composition. A genuine surprise was given Drum Major Henry Eason in tho presentation of a handsome baton. Danc ing concluded tho evening's entertainment. NEW JERSEY. The Coming Department Eurampmcnt at Trenton liio Programme. Special Correspondence National Tribune. Metuchen, N. J.. Jan. 5. Tho annual En campment of this Department will bo held in tho City of Trenton on the 25th and 2Gth inst., Headquarters will bo at State Street House, where Council of Administration will meet on tho afternoon of 21th. On the evening of tho 25th, a banquet or Camp-lire is to bo held. Yours, in F., C. and L., C. H. Houghton, A. A. Q. PENNSYLVANIA. Blaj. A. Iff. Harper Tost's Installation. Special Correspondence National Tribune. Braddock, Pa., Jan. 4. Major A. M". Har per Post, G. A. R., of this place, had one of tho grandest public installations nud bean-bakes last night that I over witnessed. Promptly at 7 o'clock p. m., as per announcement, tho Post assembled at Lytlc's Opera House and were thero met by the Posts from Turtle Creek and McKeosport, which came in a body, bringing their wives with them, and very soon every available scat was occupied by tho members of the different Posts and their friends. Tho pro grammo originally laid out was carried out to the letter. The retiring Commander, Teeters, made a splendid showing. When ho took com mand of Post l&l there wero but forty-soven members and they had Post property to tho value of only $100. lie was proud to say that they now numbered 100 members and had Post property to tho value of $1,000 and several hundred dollars in tho treasury. Comrado Gist, of Post 59, of McKeosport, installed the officers present, and it was done in a very creditable manner. By the way, Comrade Gist is tho Mark Twain of this section of the country, and ho fully sustained his reputation. Commander Teeters was presented with a beautiful gold headed cane, as a token of respect, by members of tho G. A. R., for his untiring labor in tho in terest of tho Post. Ho is considered ono of tho best workers in Western Pcnnsjrlvniq At tho Camp-fire impromptu addresses wtJTO'mafifi' by members and invited guests. They weio full of wit. and highly entertaining. Tlib'sup per consisted of coffee, beans, sandwiches, sauer kraut and pickles. Comrado Meredith made the coffee, and it was excellent. Too much credit cannot be given the committees for their efforts to please. The Camp-firo broke up at 12 o'clock and everybody went homo feeling that they had well and happily spent the oven- Yours, &.c. Visitor. DELAWARE. Tho Department Encampment A Brilliant Outlook. Special Correspondence National Tribune : Wilmington, Del., Jan. 5. Tho Depart ment of Delaware will hold ita annual session in this city on Friday evening, January 12. Tho business before tho encampment will bo to act on tho reports of tho officers, fix tho amonnt of tax, and elect Department ollicers for the ensuing year; tho last being probably tho most important. Tho Department is in good financial condi tion, their expenses during the past year being small, and tho officers will turn over to their successors a snug little sum. We had the honor of a visit from Commander-in-Chief Van Dcrvoort on the evening of De cember 19. Ho gave us one of the most elo quent and stirring addresses that it has ever been our good fortune to listen to. Our regret was that he did not give us time to prepare a heartier wclcomo than wo gave him. Yours, &c, D. Boss, A. A. G. ! ... .11 OHIO. Toledo Claims the IlKiiner Post. Special Correspondence National Tribune. Toledo, Jan. G. If there is any honor in being called the "Banner Post "of Ohio the quarterly rolls at Department headquarters, at Columbus, will show, January 1, 18d3, that honor still belongs to tho old Veteran Forsyth Post, No. 35, of Toledo, which has had n con tinuous existence since the organization of tho G. A. II. in 1SGG. Its present enrollment, in good standing, is 570, and would be over GOO if the dues of some fortv delinquents wero paid. Tho healthy Toledo child of Forsyth Post, Ford, No. 11, of our city, has about 150 members, many of whom were for long years active in the Mother Post. Now, as over, the relief col lected and dispensed by Forsyth Post heads tho list in Ohio, and for many years exceeded that of tho combined Posts of tho Buckeye State. This latter result is entirely due to its well known and faithful Ladies' Auxiliary. Tho time is possibly soon coming when Forsyth Post must surrender tho banner to some young fctalwart, but until tho figures show tho fact the banner Post, numerically at least, is still Old Foesytii. A Delightful Camp-firo at Coshocton. Special Correspondence National Tribune. Evansbdug, O., Jan. 8. Richard Launing Post, No. GO, G. A. It., of Coshocton, Coshocton county, held an open meeting, on tho evening of December iid, in the city-hall of Coshocton. Speeches were made by General Chas. T. Clark, Department Commander, Adjutant J. M. Comp ton, and the Hon. E. L. Lybargcr. War pieces were recited by Misses Minnie Barger, Freddio Dent, Jennie Peck, and Master George Snyder. Music was furnished by tho M. E. and Presby terian choirs, assisted with organ. Tho hall wa packed by an appreciative audience. Tho Post now musters fifty-' ix members in good standing. The officers are: Commander, Colonel 13. .1. Pocoek; S. V. G, G. G. Andrews; J.V. C, J. W. Stanford; Chap., Rev. D. Trichlcr; O. D., Captain L. B. Wolfe; Q. M., W. 11. Rob inson; Adj't, J. M. Comptou; O. G., L. 1. Bun nell ; all of which were re-elected for 18S3, except tho J. V. G and O. D., on account of their inability to attend regularly, and tho fol lowing wero elected in th ir place : J. V. G, B. R. Shaw; O. D., G Henrey ; both competent and worthy comrades. Yours, in F., G, and L. L. B. Wolfe. A IVido-Awako l'or. Special Correspondence National Tribune. Hahkinb, O., Jan. 4. Wo have a No. 1 Post, (Harry Carter Post, No. 50,) at this place, and btand shoulder to hhouldcr, as wo did from 1&G1 to 1&G5. A good many of us take Tun Tkibunk, and I think it will not be long before evory comrade will bo a subscriber. We passed reso lutions at our test meeting to instruct or peti tion our Congressmen to vote against any re peal of tho internal revenue laws. We proposo to make our votes tell hereafter, as wo intend to vote for tho man, regardless of party, that votes and works for the soldiers' interests. I wish Monster Bcel: had stood in my place at Malvern Hill; he would think thero was one invalid pensioner that was not a fraud. Me thiuks he would be praying for tho passage of the $10 pension bill. Tho following comrades wero installed January 2d as officers for the en suing year: Commander, Georgo G Stevenson; S. V. G, Clark Cummings; J. V. G, James Shoemaker; Surg., Frank Van Camp; Adj., J. M. Cunning; Q. M., H. B. Saucrs; O. D., L. G Wilson; O. G., Alonzo Keeler; S. M., M. B. Plotrcr; Q. M. S., Ephram Johnson. Yours, in F., G and L., S3d Pa. Vols. J. C. 2IcCoy Post's Kou Ollicers. Special Correspondence National Tribune. Coltmiic3, O., Jan. 5. Tho new officers of J. G McCoy Tost, No. 1, wero installed hi&t ovening at tho city hall in tho presence of six hundred persons, by Department Commander G T. Clark. Tliov are as follows : Post Com mander, M. H. Neil ; S. V. C, A. O. Mitchell ; J. V. G, Georgo W. Snyder; Surg., G G White; O. D Goo. Cunningham; O. G., John Hoinmil ler; Adj't, Frank D. Pugh ; Chaplain, Comrado Moore. After tho installation, Colonel 11. A. Arline, A. A. G. of tho Department, in behalf of the Post, presented tho retiring commander, G N. Bancroft, with a beautiful past command er's badge, in recognition of his services, whereby in one year the membership of tho Post had been increased from 2f2 to fiGO. Com rade Bancroft, in reply, made a modest but stirring speech. The badge is a regular mem bership star, mako by D. L. Auld, of pure gold, surmounted by a colouel'b shouldcr-stiap, with silver eagle upon velvet. Tho medallion was an entire day's work, and tho inscription around it is in gold upon black enamel. Tho badge weighs twenty-one pennyweights, and its valuo is not less than fifty dollars. Among tho;o who spoko during tho ovening were General Hurst, of Chillicothe, and tho Ilavs. J. C. Jacltson, Sr., and A. G. Bycrs. MICHIGAN. Tho Annual Encampment at Daltlo Creek A Aright Outlook. Special Correspondenco National Tribune: Grand Rapids, Mien., Jan. 8. Tho Depart ment Encampment convenes at Battle Creek, Michigan, July IS. Tho Commander-in-Chief will bo present. Prospects aro very favorable for a general attendance. Posts as such will bo present from all parls of the State. Extensive preparations are being made to make this En campment one long to bo remembeved. Thero is no doubt but that the patriotic and energetic comrades of Farragut Post, No. 32, will reach tho height of their ambition in this respect. Tho Department goes into Encampment with over 100 Posts, against 38 last year. Tho work of organizing is going bravely on, and wo hope tho incrc:iso will reach 200 per cent, in Postd and membership. Yours in F., G, and L., A. A. G. ILLINOIS. The Coming Department Encampment nt DamlUe New 1'ostb. Special Correspondence National Tribune. Chicago, Jan. S. The annual Encampment of this Department will be held this year at Danville, on Wednesday, the 31st inst. The Council of Administration will meet at tho office of Assistant Adjutant-General J. L. Ben nett in this city on tho 30th inst., at 2 p. m. All requisitions for supplies should bo in his hands by tho 15th, so that he may havo an opportunity of closing up his accounts; and all reports and per capita tax should be forwarded on or before tho 10th, in order that no Post shall bo published in tho Department Proceed ings as delinquent. Since tho dato of General Order, No. 5, tho following Posts havo been organized: 1G0, Minonk; 101, Newton; 162. Nenia; 1G3, Odell ; 16 i, Belviderc: 165, Hudson; 16G, Armingtnn ; 107, Patoka; 16S, Minier; 169, Marongo; 170, Hutsonville; 171, Robinson; 172, Oquawka; 173, McLean. Tho Assbtant Adjutant-Goneral desires to complete the list of delegates to tho Encamp ment and send tho same out to tho several Posts before tho date of meeting, and requests Ppt Commanders, who havo not forwuidod election returns, to do so at onco. Tho newly elected Post Commanders aro also requested to stnd to headquarters, as soon as convenient, the name of tho Adjutant for tho rnsuing year, as a roster will be mado up immediately after tho Danville Encampment, and it is desired to havo tho same romi-lete, giving tho namc3 of Commanders, Adjutants and Quartermasters of Posts and the date of meetings. A Prosperous 1'ost. Speclnl Correspondence National Tribune. Kibkwood, III., Jan. 8. I take tho liberty of sending you a few items iu regard to Kirk wood Post, No. 81, G. A. R., for publication in your columns. Please allow me to say right hero that Tin; TninuxE is conceded to bo by all odds the best paper of its kind published in tho United States. I am expressing tho opinion of all the old soldiers in this phico and vicinity when I say so, for every ono who has had tho pleasuro of seeing your paper has mado a re mark similar to the above. Post 61 is in a very nourishing condition, indeed, and it probably has the largest membership of any Post in tho State of Illinois as it has all tho towns and country lor twenty miles around it from which to draw its membership. This Post has only been orgauized a little over two year. A few nights sinco tho hoys, assisted by their estima ble ladies, held a Camp-firo in (iambic's Hall. OvorfiOO pen-ons wero present, nud an elegant repast was served up, to which all did amplo justice. After supper speeches and music wei e iu order. Comrade J. L. Kiciiurdaon, of Gales burg Post (who, by tho way, is ono of tho most popular conductors on tho G B. ii O. B. It.), made a very interesting speech, which was heartily applauded. Members of tho Post sang "Old Shady" and "Marching Thro' Gem-gin." Miss Alice Mitchell, of Monmouth, was present, and captivated the audience with several fine selections; she was heartily encored after each piece. The installation of officers for tho ensuing year took placo Monday evening, January 1st. Thej' aro : Commander, N. Mills; S. V. G, J. It. While; J. V.G, Truman Allen; Chaplain, Win. Woods; O. D., J. O. Anderson; O. G., Smith, Adj't, S.C. Glover. Post SI now has a membership of 1-19, and tho list is constantly increasing. Tuesday, January 2d, several comrades of the Post went over to Oquuwka to assist in organizing Post No. 172, which comes to the front with twenty eight comrades. Yours, truly, W. S. BltOWN. i c - - --' INDIANA. A Happy Xcvr Year at lleailnuarters 127 Posts In Lino. Special Correspondence Nutioiml Tribune. Indianai'olis, Jan. 8, lbftJ. Every ono is happy in this Department now. There aro now 327 I'ostson the roll. Department Commauder James it. Carnahaii is happy becauso ho has just made his biennial report to tho Governor, showing that in that time ho has organized thirty companies of infantry, five batteries of light artillery, and one company of cavalry, or three full regiments, and is now engaged m or ganizing a fourth regiment, composed of veto ran companies from KnightPtown, Peru, Val paraiso, North Vernon and Frauoisville. Cap tain Moses M. Gordon, commander of Henry S. Laue Post, No. 16, of tho latter place, should havo a field officer's commission. Tho Thir teenth Indi.-na (Old Guard) turned out a host of good inci:. and this comrado is one of tho number. M-st of this work was dono by Gen eral Carnahau whiiu ho was organizing and mustering in new Posts. The last one, No. 127, at Franklin, Indiana, was organized on tho 2l)th ult. Ono year ago Indianapolis had only ono military company, tho Light Infantry; now it has tho Itichardson Zouaves, tho Light Artillery, tho Tecumseh Itiiles, the Streight Itiiles, fcolored,) and tho Chippewa Guards, or ganized by Captain S. D. Crane, and ready to be mustered in, while Boikville, Frankfort and Lrtporte arc forming new artillery compa nies, and intend to buy their guns from tho United Stales authorities. No wonder Caiua h.m is happy. Ho will be hapnkr still if tho Legislature will only grant tho $75,000 asked to build armories. Colonel Bob Emmet of tho stafi'is happy oven in " District Pool," and Major J. It. ltoas bupromcly so, since the military aro triumphant. Garry II. Shevcr, tho Acsistant Quartermaster General, is happy in beiiiir able to announce that over 2,000 badges have I ecu purchased and now worn in this Department, and that this Department has a full line of sup plies awaiting requisition, Assistant Adjutant General Ben. D. nouso is happy to know that he will soon havo to tako"tho bull by the horns" and wrestle with tho credentials of delegates in the forthcoming encampment. Tho comrades of Georgo II. Thomas Post, No. 17, in this city, aro happy to know that thoj- have had a year of unparalleled prosper ity, and that they havo conquered, captured and mustered in tho last vestige of their formi dable comiH'titors. tho Union Veterans. Thov are also happy in the election of the following set of new officials: Commauder, Georgo W. Spark, Third Lid. cav.; S. V. G, G H. O'Brien, Thirty-lifth lnd.; J. V. G, W. L. Amthor, Twenty-second lnd.; Surgeon, W. L. Johnson, Forty-fourth Ohio; Q. M., G. H. Shevcr, Eighth lnd.; O. D., Irviu Bobbins, Ono Hundred and Twenty-third lnd.; Chaplain, Augustus Boice, Kinety-first Ohio; O. G., James Stokes, Twenty-lit'th lnd. Ed. McDovitt, tho Adjutant, will doubtless be re appointed. Ho is present Deputy U. S. Clerk, and belonged to tho Sixth Indiana. John L. McMaster, late of Second Virginia cavalry, is hupjry to retire as a Post Commander of ono of the most distinguished Posts in the country. HoJias made an excellent official. Your cor respondent desires publicly to thank him for many acts of courtesy. This Post inaugurated a dramatic season at English's Opera House, December 21st, by giving four performances of tho "Color-Guard," a military drama, fivo acts, and Tableaux, by W. H. Gunu, assisted by local talent. Elsewhere in the Stato I see that happiness prevails. Alois O. Bachman Post, No. 26, of Madison, has had their annual election, result ing in the election of Col. Court E. Whitselt, lato ut U11L.V -yiAHi a.iiv4iiiuj mu uimuanuvyij S. V. G, J. W. Senior; J. V. G ; Chaplain, E. Green: Surg. Dr. T. W. Foshce; O. D., Jos, G. Marshall; O. G., Fred. Bender; Adj't, W. A. Quigley; Trustees, Thomas Graham, John Hamiltonand Dr. A. W. McCoy; Delegates to Department Encampment, W. A. Quigley and Win. Todd, Past Commanders. The distin guished comrade, Paul G Hendricks, son of ex Governor Hendricks, has declined are-election. His name will bo presented before the encamp ment and ho will bo elected Senior Vice Do pa, tment Commander, as also that of Dr. L. L. Quick, of Post No. 19. of New Waverlcy, lnd., for Medical Director. Post No. 93, of Spencer, recently produced tho drama " Gettysburg." It has elected tho following officers: Commander, Capt. David E. Beem; S. V. G, Dr. W. G. Mulliuiso; J. V. G, H. G Grooms, Co. D, Thirteenth lnd.; Chap., John Stoneman; Surg., Dr. W. V. Wilds; Offi cer of the Day, S. H. II. Mathes, Fifteenth lnd., also editor of tho Republican; Officer of tho Guard, Georgo Edwards. Comrade James Se crcst, of this Post, attended one meeting, died, ami was buried the day ol the next. He served in the .Mexican war as well as in tho rebellion. Six Mexican soldiers Gen. Thos. A. McNaught, John Walls, Georgo Wampler, J. V. Buskirk, Win. B. Hunt, James Campbell, and Montgom ery Taylor wero tho pall-bearers. Ho was buried by his Post, according to the solemn ritual of the Order. But your correspondent is happy to announce that Major Boswell wiU continue as Adjutant of this Post. Charles G Wheeler Post, No. 98, of Versailles, made but few changes in their roster. Tho addresses uro wanted by Commander Thomas N. Watson, of Post No. 70, this city, who enlisted Oct. 29th, lfc02, under the name of Thomas Willis as a fireman on the gunboat Chillicothe (Commander Lieutenant Sinclair), which was a part of tho Porter licet of gun boats, of any of the officers of that vessel. Co. H, Tima-r.LXTii Indiana. - '- "WISCONSIN. A New l'osl Clustered at 2Iazomnule. Special Correspondence National Tribune. Mazomanii:, Wis., Jan. 1. On tho night of December 1st tho charter members of Angus B. McDonald Post, No. 56, G. A. it., Dept. of Wis consin, twenty-two strong, wero mustered in by Comrade N. B. Hood, of Lone tyook, (Henry Dillon Poit,) with eight comrades to assist. Tho following officers were elected aud in stalled: Commander, Georgo F. Itowell; S. V. G, James H. Greening; J. V. G.John G. Tyler; O. G., John B. Hicks; Q. M. Serg't, Henry Powell ; Surg., A. P. Peck ; Q. M., George 11. Ellia ; Adj't, H. It. Learnard ; O. D..Wm. David son; Chap., John Cammack; Serg't-Maj., Geo. Wightman. Tho Post tart3 out under favora blo auspices, and, though circumstances of weather and placo of meeting wero at first un favorable, tho outlook is now extremely satis factory. Etlort will be made to secure an ex tenvo circulation of Tin; Tkikune. Wc havo begun to mako our charity felt in a most satis factory manner ; wo arc cultivating a spirit of fraternirj'; and our loyalty is beyond doubt, and nono daieto question it. Glokgl- F. Bo well, P. C. IOWA. Tho Jiqirly Clustered Posts A Itemlntscenco of Qen. Jleriicrson. Special Correspondenco National Tribune. Newton, Iowa, Jan. S. The interests of the G, A. B. in t his Stato aro of a growing character, as is evidenced by tho mustering in of now Posts. Some time since Adjt.-Gcu. Townsend reported tho muster of Ave, and sinco then I havo had tho pleasure of mustering in four others at Wellman, Washington county; Morn ing Sun and Columbus Juncion, Louisa county, and at Indiauola, Warren county. At Morn ing Sun the boys met with a good deal of oppo sition from a set of religious fanatics, who be lieve any seciet order productive only of evil, and through their opposition forced tho sur render of the charter of the Masonic Order. But this opposition only roused tho boys as they were roused by tho lire on Fort Sumter, aud they concluded to muster a Post of the G. A. 11., and went quietly about the work of re cruiting. The opposition, through their leader, Bev. Trumbull, then attempted an expose of tho bocret work or tho G. A. It., alleging that tho obligation compelled implicit obedience to all orders of the officers, even to putting to death any member who should disclose any of tho secret workings of tho Older, and tried to in timidato the M. E. minister bo that ho would not daro to join with tho boys in organizing a Post. Nevertheless a Post was duly mustered in on the 22d inst., with tho Bcv. Mutton, of tho M. E. Chinch, as chaplain. That Post will succeed, or I miss my guess. And 1 expect in time their 22 charter members will grow into 75 or tO good, earnest working members. I havo nowhero met a more determined feeling than exhibited by the boys of that locality. 1 Mippo&e some comrado has already sent an ac count of the muster-in and the names of officers. 1 find in myself a growing de-ire for the arrival of tho TiunuNi:, and read with avidity all tho matter it contains. I vas a member of tho Fifty -second 111. infantry, serving in the Army of tho Tennessee, commencing at Fort Donalsou and finishing my career as a soldier at Atlanta; was in the signal service during 38G1, and attached to (Jen. Logan's stall". In your issue of December 21st I notice the query as to tho death of Gen. McPhcrson, and tho reply taken from a paper read by Gen. Sherman at Indianapolis in October, lb7t, and statement of H. J. Thompson, orderly to tho general, in which the statement is made that Gen. Mc Pherson was attended only by his orderly. This is a mistake. Capt. O. JL.U oward, chief signaloffioer of the general's own stall" was with him; also Lieuts. Allen, Worlcy, Sherfey, and myself; all signal officers of tho Sixteenth A. G When the rebel skirmishers called "halt! " wo immediately turned our horses back towards tho Seventeenth A. G line, and in this sudden chango of direction Lieut. Allen's left foot came in' contact Willi a tree and crushed tho bones in foot and ankle both. Tho regulation hat worn by Capt. Howard, caught by a limb, was thrown to tho ground, and with a rashness character istic of the man ho dismounted to recover it, aud then made the discovery that our beloved general was not with us. Satisfied that ho was in the enemy's hands, and unable to offer him any assistance or relief, wo rodo sadly back. That was a sad day to tho Army ol tho Ten nessee. The whole command loved their noblo geuerul, aud amid the shouts of victory, as Hood drew off his shattered troops, could bo heard the wail of grief. Gen. O. O. Howard suc ceeded to tho command, but ho could not fill the placo of the almost idolized McPherson. As I read your paper many incidents of tho war aro brought forcibly to my mind, and some times I leel inclined to give your readers tho benefit of ihoso thoughts. With your permis sion 1 may do so. The lifo of the soldier and signal oilicer was full of incident, which is vory interesting to tho boyd who marched uuder tho old flag. Yours in P., G, and L., Ciias. IT. Fish, Lieut. Co. B, 52d 111. Inf. Vols. An application has been mado for a charter to organ izo a Post of tho Grand Army of tho Bepublie at Sibley, Iowa. Tho application was signed by tho following old soldiers: W. M. Moore, H. G. Doolittlo, W. B. May, Thos. B. - May, N. n. Mav, F. W. May, J. H. Douglas?, E. Hull", S. A. Wright, W. B. La wren co, T. O. Wilbern, D. J. Spencer, A. W. Mitchell, J. P. Hawxhurst, Geo. Carew, Chas. A. Armbright, Abram Shaploy, P. L. Pieslcy, J. F. Glover, Levi Shell, S. S. Parker, Wm. Nemeyer. It is thought that during the winter over a hundred cau be brought into tho organization. NEBRASKA. The 130th Post Mustered. Special Correspondence National Trlbuno: Ojiaiia, Nei?., Jan. 4. Our Department is still on tho front line of battle. Sinco my last letter Finnicum Post, No. 129, has been mus tered at Wisner, on December 29th. and a splen did feeling was exhibited by tho comrades entering tho Post. Bawlings Post, No. 35, was reorganized on December 27, and I look for a strong Post in that place. On tho evening of January 1 the Commander-in-Chief, assisted by his most efficient adjutant-general, attended tho public installation of the ollicers of McPherson Post, No. 4, at Fremont. This Post has a new Hall finely furnished and decorated. After tho installation ceremonies a grand banquet was served aud a glorious camp-firo started, whero army songs wero sung, and stories told of tho camp, the prison pen, tho hospital, and the battle-field. Tho address of tho Commander-in-Chief was magnificent, and inspired every comrado who heard it to renewed efforts in ad vancing our glorious Order. W. F. Stacy Post, No. 130, was mustered at Friendvillo on the evening of January 3 by tho A. A. G. of this Department, assisted by com rades from Coats Post, No. ISO, and Lookout Mountain Post, No. 127. Lafayctto Post, No. 61, of Weeping JWater, has a public installation service to-morrow evening. This Post on tho 14th of last month turned out and shucked sixty acres of corn and cribbed it in one day for a sick soldier. Who can beat this? Yours in F., G, and L., Ninth Cobps. COLORADO. A Camp-fire at ttosit.t. Special Correspondence National Tribune. Bosita, Jan. 4. Joe Hooker Post, No. IG, of Bosita, is a flourishing Post, composed of wide awake men, and, in accordance with arrange ments decided upon, it held one of the most en joyablo Camp-fires possiblo on Friday qveniug, December 22. Tho hoys wero called together at the Town Hall by the long roll, after which the soldiers heard again tho familiar (and often execrated) reveille. After singing, "They Have Broken Up Their Camps," your corre spondent delivered an address of welcome ; after which the drum corps sounded "grub call," aud tho choir sang, " Tho White Army Bean." As tho last notes of this song fell on the car, and tho old soldiers wero using the corners of their blouses to wipe away tho falling tear, the stentorian voice of the cook dispelled all sen timent by yelling in old style, "grub!" and as if by magic the tables wero crowded by a hungry set, reveling in tho unwonted luxury of hard-tack and coffee, baked beans and pork, done up in tho old army stylo and dished up in and on tin. After tho demands of over a hun dred and fifty clamorous appetites had been satisfied, tho remainder of the ovening was de lightfully employed in short speeches, singing old army songs, and soual chat. The evening was closed by all singing "John Brown's Body," (a song which you may have heard,) and thrco rousing cheers and a tiger-r-r-r were given for the old flag and tho land wo lovo. Our Post is prospering and our outlook good. Yours fraternally, G A. Brooks. A Nctt Post at Colorado Springs. Special Correspondence National Tribune. Colorado Springs, Jan. 3. I have the pleasuro of informing you of the organization of Post No. 22 at this place. Tho following officers were duly elected : Commander, L. E. Sherman ; S. V. G. D. W. Bobbins; J. V. G, M. W. Everleth; Q. M., N. W. Charles; Chaplain, J.V,'. Chapman; O. D., E. G Bartlctt; O. G., L. W. Shock; Q. M. Serg't, O. K. Grow; Surg., Dr. J. Bced, Jr. We have thirty charter mem bers, and thero at least 100 more old vets who are anxious to becomo members. So goes on tho the grand work. Capt. S. G. Paekeu, Co. H, G3d 111. vol. infantry. INSTALLATIONS. 1'ost "Work in Various Departments Far and Near. Stanley Post, of Now Britain, Conn., in stalled tho following officers on the 2d inst. : Commauder, S. J. Chalice; S. V. G, W. II. Allen; J. V. G, W. H. Gladdon; Q. M., N. M. Keeney : Chap., Francis H. Smith ; O. D., Jef ferson W. Steele; Adj't, H. F. McCollum; Q. M. S., Horace Ponfield ; S. M., L. D. Penfield ; O. G., Abram F. Howell. After the installa tion exercises, tho 1'ost and invited guests wero entertained with singing by a quartette, including Miss Lizzie Smith, soprano, and Mrs. Minnio Hartman, alto; tho other parts by members of tho Post, and Miss Annie Gladden, organist. Master McCollum gave a few selec tions on tiio organ, with William Itclyca iu fcomo of tho inimitablo songs for which ho is famous. Comrade Clark, from a Massachusetts Post, gave recitations and anecdotes, and Com rade Henry Taintor, of Bobert Tyler Post, of Hartford, (who conducted the installation ex ercises1, also gave a recitation, which was very fine. Quartermaster N. M. Keeney was pre sented with an elegant goldhcadcd cano of ebony by the Post, and Commander Chaffee with four days' rations of baked beans, tho presentation being accompanied with appro priate remarks by Comrado Henry E. Taintor, and Stato Commander Ira E. Hicks entertained the company in line shape, giving the purposes and objects of tho G. A. 11. Comrado Thomas P. Beckett, Zabriskie Post, No. 33, New Yoik, writes us that a Be uuion was held on Thursday evening at tho headquarters of tho Post, which was partici pated in by Van Houton Post, No. 3, and dele gations from G. H. Thomas, Henry Wilson, Ellsworth, and Barbara Fieitchie Posts. Tho officers of Post No. 3S who were installed wero: Commander, Otto W. Meyer; S. V., Thomas Gorry ; J. V., Wm. F. Tobin ; (2. M., J. J. Evans ; O. IX, T. P. Boeket; O. G., J. It. Itobb; Chap lain, 13. F. Cleveland; Surg., E. Stewart; Adj't, Charles It. Wade ; S. M., Frank Kelly ; Q. M. S., Alexander MeKonzio. During tho evening a beautiful pedestal was unveiled, and by tho hosts presented to Barbara Frcitchio Post. Short addresses wero mado by General Itamsey, Commanders Campbell and Verrinder, Captain Geo. I). Fielder, Comrades Philip Lynch, Bau man, Beleume, and Ben Van Itiper. At tho banquet which followed over 250 veterans wero seated. Tho ncwly-clccted officers of Merriam Post, No. y, Mcriden, Conn., were installed on the 2d instant, General L. A. Dickinson, of Hartford, being installing officer. The ceremonies wero simple and at the same time beautifully signifi cant. On taking tho chair as Commander, Comrado W. F. Bugeis addressed the Post in a few well-chosen words, and the retiring Com mander, Higby, also mado a very appropriate address. General Dickinson, in his remarks, paid a pleasant compliment to Merriam Post and to tho citizens of Meridcn. About 300 members wero present, and a largo number of the citizens of tho town (invited guests) filled three tiers of seats on either side. A pleasing feature of the occasion was the presence of tho ladies and also tho children of tho veterans both living and dead. Comrade Puuam, of Worcester, Mass., writes : Geo. H. Ward Post, No. 10, G. A. 11., of this city, installed tho following officers on Thurs day, January 4, Pat Commauder J. B. Lamb performing tho ceremony : Commander, W. L. Jtobinsou; S. V. G, H. T. Buck; Adji., G H. Benehley; Surg., Dr. A. Wood; Chap., Bev. J. F. Lovoring; O. D., A. W. Cunningham; O. G., Geo. A. Blunt; Q. M., E. A. Bice; Q. M. S., Geo. P. Eamcs; 8. M., E. E. Livcrmoro. Tho trustees aro Josiah Pickett, S. F. Babbitt, J. B. Willard, W. W. Scott, tho Commander, Senior and Junior Vice Commanders ex-ojicio. Com rade J. W. Warren, J. V. G-elect, has declined tho honor, having been appointed a member of tho police force, and a special election for tho vacancy will be held Thursday, January 11. Comrade S. B. Dearborn, of H. W. Warren Post, No. 12, Wakefield, Mass., writes us that the Post has installed tho following officers: Commander, S. B. Dearborn ; S. V. G, Oliver Walton; J. v. c, jushu iiowaru; ourgcon, iu. Gen. Geo. L. Goodale, of Mcdford, presided at tho installation. John Day, A. Turubull, Geo. N. Whiting, B. F. Draper, and W. W. Bes say wero appointed to serve on tho relief com 1'. Colby; unapiain, j. w. j-.ee; j. xj., o. xx. Knight; Q. M., It. P. Buzzell; Adjutant, A. S., Atborton; O. G., It. F. Draper ; Sergeant Major, W rr Ht.ris! O. M. S.. .1. S. Xilos. A. O. M. mittee. Post 12 at present ranks among tho first in the -State, taking it as a whole, in re spect to membership, discipline, and general appearance. It now numbers 160 men, and ita recent fair netted $2,400 for the charity fund. Canton, Ohio, Post No. 25, held a public in stallation on Wednesday night of last week, Post Commander J. M. Ebcrsolo officiating. There was a large attendance of citizens. Tho officers installed are as follows: W. O. Myers, Commander; II. S. Moses, S. V. G; A. T. Mc Cutcheon, J. V. G; Charles Bockins, Q. M.; G. W. Althouse, Q. M. S.; II. It. Packer, Adjutant; W. M. Houscl, Sergeant Major; B. A. Cassidy, Chaplain; John Horn, O. D.; T. J. Smith, O. G. ; Isaac Judd, Insido Guard; Henry Culby, Outside Guard; G II. Culver. Color-bearer; G. W. Lynch, Assistant Color-bearer. Tho Post is in a splendid condition, having increased from SI to 141 members, with S applicants now waiting to be mustered in. It has a relief fund of $700, and a committeo has been ap pointed to organize a ladies' auxiliary. Tho newly elected officers of Charles P. Sprout 1'ost, No. 7G, of Lockport, N. Y wero installed on the 4th inst., by Past Commauder James 11. Mandavillo, of Kemp Post, Olcott. During the evening Past Commander Fitt3 was presented with a magnificent clock, and Colonel Lawrence exhibited among other rclica tho pen with which General Lee signed the articles of surreuder at Appomattox. Tho fol lowing are the Post officers: Com., A. A. Ticknor; S. V. G, W. Marvin; J.V. G, W. Hill; Surg., J. G lies; Chaplain, Bev. E. B. Furbish ; Adjt, W. A. Ives ; O. D., H. T. Hol den; O. G., G Burns; Q. M., J. H. Warner; S. M., A. Swick ; Q. M. S., W. Dcmarow. Comrade Simmonds of John Wood Post, No. 9G, of Quincy, Illinois, writes us that the Post has installed tho following officers: Coin., E. B. Hamilton ; S. V. G., A. J. Baby; J. V. G, Jacob Bard; Adjt., L. D. Simmonds; Q. M., F. B. Nichols, Chaplain, G. W. Thompson; Surg., It. W. McMahan; O. D., D. M. Belt; O, G., Joseph Page; S. M., G S. Hickman; Q. M. S., A. Fouch. Post No. 9G starts in the new year with 114 members in good standing. The amount expended for relief and incidental ex penses since the Post was organized (April 30th, lcol; is nearly $300, and. thero is left a balance on hand of $103 not a bad show ing for a young Post, considering everything. Comrade Paul writes us from Vinelaud, Now Jersey, that Post No. 10 on the 4th instant in stalled the following officers: Commander, George W. Swing ; S. V. G, Jarvis Wanser ; J. V. G, Ebcn H. Loot; Adjutant, William H. White; Chaplain, G P. Lord; Q. M., A. F. Guttcrson; Surgeon, James McDonald; O. D., David H. Burge; O. G., A. S. Verder; S. M., George P. Capen ; Q. M. Serg't, Chas. E. Greene. After tho installation the members adjourned to the rooms of the Loyal Ladies' League, (Alpha, No. 1,) where its first anniversary wa3 celebrated with speeches, e. The League has rendered substantial aid to tho Post. Thoburn Post, No. 72, of Martin's Ferry, Ohio, has installed tho following officers for 1SS3: Commander, Wm. H. Orr; S. V. G, Sto phen Hipkins; J. V. G, E. Morgan; Surg., Dr. S. B.West; Chaplain, Wm. H. Hobbs; Q. M., M. B. Smvlie; O. D., Jerry Ebbert; Adjt., J. M. Lytle ; A. Adjt., P. Hadsell; A. Q. M., J. I. Crippin. After this Capt. Orr, Capt. White, Jerry Ebbert, J. M. Lytle, P. Hadsell, Mr. Morgan aud others mado some very appropriate remarks. Then good music of the old camp soug3 mado the hall ring. Comrade Galbraith, of Hammonton, N. J., writes us: "General D. A. Eussel Post, No. 63, G. A. B., Department of New Jersey, installed the following officers on January 2: Post Com mander, L. H. Parkhurst ; S. V. G, Cyrus Os good ; J. V. G, Jason St. John ; Surgeon, H. E. Boles; Q. M., O. E. More; O. D., Hcnrv Mont fort; O. G., B. F. Henshaw; S. M., Wm. L. Gal braith; Q. M. S., Wm. Meyers; Adj't, Wm. Rutherford. Our Post was organized on May 8, 1So2, with twenty-live charter members; the Post can now number forty-nine at roll-call, and still more waiting to be admitted at our next meeting." Comrado A. J. Butch writes from Conroy, O., that Coppes Post, No. 23G, has installed the fol lowing officers, the ceremonies being conducted by Comrado J. S. Rhodes, Mustering Officer Thirty-first district, Department of Ohio: Commander, H. P. Holmes; S. V. G, W. W. Willerman ; J. V. G, II. G. Lehman ; Q. M., Georgo F. Pier; O. D., J. O. Moyer; O. G., Davidson Wilt; Surg., Jos. J. Anderson ; Chap., Perry Wise; Adjt., Jacob Wiaudt; Q. M. S., John W. Hilton. Coppes Pose enters on her second term with tweaty-ono members. Comrado D. M. Perry, of Washington, N. J., writes that J. F. Reynolds Post has installed tho following officers : Post Commander, J. T. Langstaff; S. V. G, H. U. Crocker; J. V. G, I F. Ward; Adjt., D. M. Perry; Q. M., J. E. Witte; Chap., E. B. Webb; Surg., G G Wes ton ; O. D., Georgo Halm ; O. G.,Fred Lunger; S. M., Wm. H. Searing ; Q. M. S., Jos. Rosen burg; I. S., Peter Davidson. The installation service was conducted by Past Commander J. II. Lukeus, after which tho Post held a pleas ant Camp-fire. Comrade Snellgrove writes us from Hoosick Falls, New York, that Wood Post, No. 2 19, or gauized on the 5th of last October, now num bers sixty-ono members. It has moved into a new hall and installed tho following officers : Commander, M. V. B. Peters ; S. V. G, Lawrence E. Buckley; J. V. G, Wm. II. Hay; Q. M., George A. Willis ; Chaplain, George H. Northup ; Surg., John Turner ; O. D., James H. Cain ; O. G., Alexander Frier; Adjt., Lyman G Wilder; S. M., Henry Snellgrove; Q. M. S., Ocar R. Moulton. Tho officers of James E. Hall Post, No. 53, Bucksport, Me., were publicly installed at Em cry Hall, on Thursday, evening January 4, by Captain Geo. H. Snownau, installing officer. Commander, Amasa L. Conant; S. V. G, Ebeu B. More; J. V. G, Edward L. Colson; Adj't, Edwin P. Hill; Q. M., Edward A. Crocker; Surg., Willard G Collins, M. D.; O. D., Thomas Bulduc; O. G., Chas. W. Hopkins; S. M., John. Kennedy; Q. M. S., Horace Bowea. Alter the installation a social danco was given. Comrade Sprague of Hinghara, Mass., writes us : At the regidar meeting of E. Humphrey Post, No. 101, G. A. It., held on January 3d, tho newly elected officers wero installed by Past Post-Commander, Colonel H. Tearing. Aido-de-Camp Samuel A. Cushing, of Boston, was present and inspected tho Post. He complimented it highly on its appearance, tho members being in uniform. After installation, inspection and muster tho comrades partook of an oyster supper. Comrade W. A. Miller writes us that tho Oswego (N. Y.) Post has installed the following officers: Commander, Geo. E.Ketchum; S.V " B.C.Barnes; J.A'.G.Wm.A.Miller; C"l"'"u G A. Carrier ; Adjutant, A. Z. McC-i thy ; O. D., S.P.Clark; O.G., J. E. Petd"; Q. 31., G A. Tavlor; Q. M. S.t J. J. Beb'aiiger ; Surgeou, Geo. Hall; Sergeant Major, John Viekery. After tho installation Post Commander Thomas Mathews presented Commander Geo. E. Ketchum with a rank badge. Comrado E.W. Ford, of Abingdon, Massachu setts, writes us that McPherson Post, No. 73, has installed tho following officers: Com mander, A. H. Wright ; S. V. G. A. W. Hines; J. V. G, Calvin B. Benson ; Q. M., S. W. Ben nett, Jr.; Chaplain. G W. Rowland; Surgeon, V. M. Leavitt; O. D., 11. T. Bochefort; O. G., B. F. Leavitt ; Adjutant, William H. Nash. GK. Hall Tost, No. 41, Asbury Park, N. J.. ha3 installed tho following officers: Commander, Grandin Hampton; S. V. G, A. R. 'Poland; J. V. G. Robert Holbrook ; Chap., J. Lyford ; Q. M., Georgo IT. Warrenj Adjt., David Wright; O. D., Wm. II. Brown ; O. G., John B. Clecton. Union Ex-Prisoners of War. Tho following letter has been addressed to Captain Jas. A. Miller, Vice President, Decatur, 111.: Upon tho recommendation of our com rades in Decatur, I hereby appoint the follow ing named comrades as members of tho execu tive committee to arrange for tho next annual meeting of tho National and Illinois Stato As sociations of Union Ex-Prisoners of War, which meets in tho city of Decatur on the third Wednesday and Thursday of October, 1&33, viz: Jas. A. Miller, D. M. Berlin, William Keenan, Edward Haines, M. Decker; aud as a commit teo of citizens, tho gentlemen named below, who havo kindly consented to aid us: The Mavor of the citv (at that time), D. S. Sheila barger, Win. B. Chambers, A. T. Hill, J. K. War ren, and G P. Housum. I am assured that in the selection of tho above committees wo have named thoso who are fully alive to tho impor tance of making tho Reunion in your city next October tho grandest meeting of our Associa tion. W. W. LOWDERMILIC, PrCS't. Cancers and Other Tumors aro treated with unusual success by World's Dispensary Medical Association, Buffalo, N. Y. Soud stamp for pamphlet.