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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. C, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, ISS3.
TtjE GRAND RlfY. Last "Week's Encampments A Val uable Record of Post Work. In our Graud Army columns, this week, will 1C found reports of the Department Encamp ments of Maine, Vermont and Wisconsin. The annual Encampment of tho Department of "West Virginia is announced to take place to morrow at Clark&burg. Tho Nebraska En campment will be held at Lincoln, on the 20th inst.. and that of Oregon at Portland, on the 22d inst During tho past week The Tribune has received notice of the contemplated estab lishment of new Posts as follows: W. H. Dra per, Adams, Jefferson county, New York; Florentine Butler, Webb's Mills, Maine ; N. L. Newberry, Beaumont, Pennsylvania; H. J Garbctt, Blur Hill, Nebraska; Owen Ovcrhart, Worth, Pa. ;' H. II. Postlewaitc, Bcllair, 111. ; Geo. Eoscbrook, Big Springs, Logan county, Ohio; A. II. Franklin, Pleasant Mount, Miller county, Missouri; G. M. Stanard, Lexington, Sauiiac county, Michigan; A. Weinscheuck, Bell evue, Jackson county, Iowa; Jos. Farlin; Arcadia, Trempealeau county, Wisconsin. The Tbibune has also been notified of tho appointment of the following Post correspond ents and agents: 'George II. Armstrong, Cartcr ville, Mo.; George W. Miller, Terro Haute, Indiana; J. Lcstncr, Stanard's Corners, Now York; G. S. Maer, agent, and D. B. Monroe, correspondent, Manton, Mich.; W.H. Wortman, Bucyrus, Ohio; Geo. M.Eicc, Urbridge, Mass.; S. J. Boyles, Clarksburg, West Virginia. MAINE. The annual meeting of tho Department of Maine was held at Auburn on the (ith inst. There are now sixty-eight Posts in the State, a gain of seventeen over last year, 4,200 mem bers, and $1,320 in tho treasury. The past year is the most prosperous in tho history of the De partment. Officrcs were elected as follows: Commander, E. M. Shaw, of Lisbon ; S. V. C, R. K. Gattley, of Portland; J. V. C. D. P. Field, of Lewiston: Chaplain, Rev. It. L. How ard, of Bangor ; Medical Director, W. S. Howe, ofPittsfield. VERMONT. Tho sixteenth annual Encampment of the Department of Vermont was held at- Benning ton on the 8th and 9 th instants. The city was gayly decorated with llags and bunting in honor of the presence of veterans and delegates. The visiting members were received at the depot by Custer Post and escorted to headquarters. Am-n the veterans were Governor John W. Barstow, Quartermaster-General Horace Hide, Colonels J. H. Goulding, and W. H. Gilmore of the Governor's staff, General William W. Henry, Colonel J. C. Bangs of Lewiston, Me.; Major P. Corlis of Albany, N. Y.; Colonel W, L. Greenleaf, of tho Vermont National Guard, and Assistant Adjutant General C. C. Kinsman. Tho Council of Administration met on the Sth inst., at 4 p. m., at tho Putnam House, to receive credentials of delegates. The Encampment convened at Grand Army Hall at 5 o'clock, Couimander A. B. Valentine presiding. The annual address was then delivered by the com mander. The Encampment subsequently ad journed, and re-convened in tho evening at Free Library Hall, where a line and substantial banquet was given by Commander Valentine to the visiting comrades and delegates, which was served by the ladies of Post Custer. A Camp-fire followed. Free Library Hall was handsomely decorated with flags for the ban quet and Camp-fire. Commander Valentine nrst called on Governor Barstow, who spoke of Bennington as a most fitting spot, from its his toric associations, for a Grand Army JEncamp ment. The Governor eulogized the heroes of the revolutionary struggle under Stark and Warren, and paid handsome tribute to the valor and deeds of their descendants in tho war of the rebellion. Junior Vice Commander Bangs, Chaplain-in-Chief J. M. Foster, of Wat erloo, N. Y.: General W. W. Henry, Attorney General Sherman, of Massachusetts; Major N. P. Bowman, and others, were called on for speeches by the Commander, and responded in an eloquent and happy manner. The speeches were interspersed with singing of war and camp songs by a male quartette, and Frank Bradford recited "The Light Brigade," with thrilling effect. The Camp-fire was one of the largest and most interesting ever held during" an annual Encampment. Over 200 gallant veterans were present, and great enthusiasm prevailed among tho old soldiers responsive to the eloquent and patriotic speeches of tho various speakers. The election of officers, on the second day,-resulted-in the re-election of the principal ones, and tho full board is: A. B. Valentine, of Bennington, Depart xnent Commander; L. D. Savage, Waitstield, S.V. a; A.H. Gilmonr, Fairlee, J. V. C; E. H. Pettingill,Saxtoa's'Biver, Medical Director; Bey. J. K. Eichajdson. Eutland, Chaplain: C. C. Kingsman, Rutland, Adjutant; Council of Administration, arrcn Gibbs, Burlington; Charles E. Graves, Bennington ; J. A. Benedict, Ponltney: C. E.Parker, Vergennes; A. P. Bow man, St. Johnsbury. Delegates to National Encampment, E. H. Bipley, Rutland; A. P. Childs, Bennington; L. J. Terrill, Underhill; Alternate Delegates, D. L. Morgan, Eutland ; O. C. Wilder, Waitstield; M. J. Leach, Walcott. Comrade H. A. Huse, of Brooks Post, No. 13, Montpelier, who was especially detailed for tho inrpose, on the 2d inst. mustered Edwin D31 ingham Post at Waterbury, Vermont, with twenty-eight charter members. Twenty com rades of Brooks Post were present. The new Post was named in honor of Major Edwin Dil lingham, of tho Tenth Vermont volunteers, who was killed in action at Winchester, September 19, 1864. The following officers were installed by Comrade Huse: Commander, Charles Wells; S. V. C, James W. Sleeper; J. V. C," Jerome B. Ayers ; Surgeon, D. A. Gray ; Chaplain, E. J. Foster; 0. D., F. H. Atherton; O. G., Hartwell Moody, and Q. M., F. B. Taylor. Tho appoint ments were Thomas T. Farrell, Adj't; F. Car penter, Scrg't-Maj., and J. H. Elliott, Q. M. S. Garfield Post, No. G2, Lincoln, Vt., organized last October with twenty-ono members, now has thirty, and more in contemplation. Depart ment Commander Win. C. W. Elliott recently installed the following officers: Commander, Eev. Z. Elliott; S. V. C, S. Hodge; J. V. C, I. Clark; Adj't, William C. W. Elliott; Q. M., O. Barnard: Chaplain, Fred James; O. D., Ed James; O. G., T. Clark; Serg't Maj., Joseph Paraut; Q. M. Scrg't, I. King. Tho Post is contemplating a uniform for Memorial Day. Commander F. B. Morse, of Hall Post, No. 39, recently installed the following officers of Foster Post, No. 53, Wolcott, Vermont: Com mander, M. J. Leach ; S. V. C, C. C. Fisher; J. V. C, I. C. Sanborn; Adj't, M. D. Scott; Q. M., J. E. Wheeler; Surgeon, L. A. Tillotson; Chap lain, S. T. Greene; O. D., N.Whitney; O. G., O. E.Andrus; Serg'tMaj., E. E. Mann; Q. M. Scrg't, S. D. Luce. Comrado F. V. Eandall, Westford, Vermont, writes us that Post No. 10 at that place, which has a membership of sixty, gave a banquet on the 31 ult. at Comrado T. N. Roger's Hotel, which was attended by upwards of 100, includ ing invited guests. Tho affair and the dance at the hall which followed was a grand success.' The Post will give a G. A. E. dance at Roger's Hotel on the 20th inst Comrado S. L. Holt sends us an "account In rhyme of tho public installation of officers of Hooker Post, No. 5, South Londonderry, Ver mont, on the 3d inst. It abounds in witty alluhions, and wo regret that the limited space at our disposal will not admit of its publica tion. MASSACHUSETTS. Department Commander Evans, of tho G. A. E., has issued a circular letter announcing tho following members of his official staff: Assist ant Adjutant-General, Alfred C. Munroe, of Post 13, Brockton ; Assistant Quarterniaster Goncral, Charles 0. Fellows, of Post 35, Chel sea: Inspector, H. A. Sawyer, of Post 5. Lynn ; Judge Advocate, John L. Rice, of Post 1G, Springfield; C'hiff Mustering Officer, E. P. Gibbs, of Post!), Hudson. The letter congratu lates the Order on having a membership of over 12,000 in tho State and a surplus in the treas ury; speaks words of commendation for tho retiring Assistant Adjutant General, James F. Meech, after continuous serrico of seven years in his office; nrges on tho comrades efforts in behalf of the Soldiers' Home in Chelsea, so as to make this successful institution permanent; and announces that after February 10th., De partment headquarters will be at Room 6, No. 12 Pemberton Square, Boston. Comrado George M. Rice, Uxbridge, Mass., writes us that he has been appointed corres pondent of The Tribune byH. H. Leggo Post, No. 25, at that place. He says : " We like tho ring of the big guns you bring to bear on the enemies of tho soldier; we like the way you stand up for the veteran and his rights. Keep up tho fire, comrade, and have no fear but that the comrades will stand by you. Wo say The Tribune is tho best paper in the country and should be in tho hands of every soldier in the land." Tho officers of tho Post are : Com mander, E. J. Hill ; S. V. C, C. E. Brayman ; J. V. C, William S. Fullerton; Q. M.,H. Whitamoro; O. D., C. Hall; 0. G., S. D. Gregory; Chaplain, Levi Brown ; Adjutant, George M. Rice. This installation was public, and after tho ceremony a Camp-firo was held, at which tho Adjutant delivered an interesting address on the battle of Fredericksburg. "A Battery Boy," Boston, Mass., writes us that Theodore Wiuthrop Post, No. 35, of Chel sea, Mass., Charles O. Fellows, Commander, which numbers over -100 members, in order-to replenish its charity fund, opened a fair at tho Academy of Music, Chelsea, Tuesday, tho 6th inst., which continued until tho following Sat urday night. It was opened in due form by the newly elected Department Commander Evcrns his first official act. The affair was a grand success. Five thousand tickets at$l each were disponed of before tho opening, and as the tickets were limited to that number, premiums were offered for them, without any to 'be pro cured. At a low estimate the Post netted $5,000. Tho old vets are appreciated by the masses in Massachusetts. Tho Soldiers' Homo alono prooves this. Post 5, of Lynn, Mass., numbering nearly 800 membersit is said, are contemplating holding a fair in the immense building built and owned by the Post, and intends issuing 20,000 season tickets. What Post No. 5 under takes it always carries throught in shape, and it is safe, therefore, to predict for the fair a full measure of success. If one would know what a genuine Camp-fire is, ho should attend those of Post No. 5, of Lynn. A banquet complimentary to Comrade Geo. S. Evans, of Post 30, Cambridge, the newly elected Commander of tho Department of Mas sachusetts, will be given at Temple Hall, Cam bridgeport, on the evening of February 21. Tho city government and other distinguished citi zens will be present. Mr. Samuel B. Rindge has presented Comrade Evans a complete De partment uniform and sword. Comrade M. S. Rockwood, Hopkinton, Mas-. sacuuscus, Tvruus us iuut j. j. iJiirna rusi, No. 14, at that place has twenty-five members and a good prospect for thirty or forty more. Its officers are: Commander, T. N. Drawbridg; S.V. C, M. S. Rockwood ; J. V. C, J. D. O'Brine ; Q. M., H. E..Snow; Adj't, J. M. Palmer ; O. D., L. B. Haydcn; O. G., C. H. Harris; Surgeon, N. H. Hougton; Chaplain, A. E. Newton. Comrado E. J. Bean writes us that Post No. 37, Spencer, Mass., on the 7th inst. tendered a soldier's banquet of baked beans, coffco and other refreshments to its Commander, Comrado W. A. Sloan, in honor of his election as Junior Vice Department Commander of the Depart ment. Smoking, speeches and story-telling filled up the very pleasant evening. RHODE ISLAND. The "ladies' Camp-fire" of Tower Post, No. 17, Pawtucket, E. I., and their friends was held on the Sth inst., and was indeed a. pleasant suc cess. Tho members and their ladies gathered at tho Post hall to the number of about two hundred. There was social chat and the liko while the Post held 'the regular meeting, and then all were invited to Reform Club Hall, where tables were spread with tho usual delicacies of the Camp-fire. This over. Commander Pierce called them to order, and after an overture by Lawton's Orchestra, Rev. J. J. Woolley was called upon and made a stir ring address to the comrades. Then came songs by the ever-welcome Slocuiu Brothers, and Dutch recitations by the favorite Lon Gardiner. Comrade Edward P. Tobie, of Prescott Post, Providence, reau some war reminiscences under tho title of "Whiffs of Smoke," and was fol lowed by a cornet solo by Mis3 Annio Fish, Mrs. Fish accompanying her on the Piano. Songs by Robert Lawton closed this part of tho entertainment, and then the floor was cleared for dancing. It may bo said in this connection that tho lady friends of this Post arc talking about organizing an auxiliary society in con nection with the Post a grand idea, the com rades think. NEW YORK. Comrade O. T. Perkins, Hallsport, N. Y., writes us as follows : Wesley Bolfe Post, No. 332, was mustered in at Stannard's Corners, Alle gany co., N. Y., on the 22d ult., by Past Post Commander C. C. McCready, of H. C. G. Post, No. 247, Bolivar, N. Y., assisted by the officers of tho last-named Post. Owing to a delayed train, it was 9:15 p. m. before tho visiting com rades arrived in Wellsville, and then a drive of two and a half miles brought them to the little village whero the newly organized Post is located. Supper over, and it was 10:30 be; foro the business of the evening commenced. A number of the recruits had concluded that the " boys" were not coming and had gone to their homes, so that but twenty-two were found at tho outposts when the time camo for muster. Tho muster over, it was voted a grand, good thing, and we won't go homo till morning" was tho verdict of them alljand 'mid song and story and joke, 'mid reminis cences of the old camp life bo vividly brought before them by the incidents of the evening, the wee sma' hours lengthened until tho east ern sky betokened tho coming of tho orb of day. One incident is worthy of mention in connection with the mustering of the Post, showing the spirit of fraternity characteristic of the old soldiers. Frederick Bicrman has been unable to walk for several years, owing to injuries received in the army, but ho wanted to muster in with the rest, so tho boys (gray-hcaded boys now) took him from his home, placed him in a cutter and drew him to tho hall, and as tho recruits filed up tho stairs, carried him in their arms up and into the Post room, where accommodations were in readiness for him. At tho closo of ceremonies, a largo delegation took him home again. Comrade Bicrman says he never felt prouder in his life, with " Soldiers in front of him, soldiera to right of him, soldiers to left of him, and soldiers all around him?' as he rode away to his home. Indeed, it was a body-guard of which a king might well be proud. Tho offi cers are: Commander, O.T. Perkins; S. V. C, I. A. Krusen; J. V. C, J. Lcstner; O. D., C. F. Cline; Q. M., J. T. Coval; Chaplain, N. R. Woodcock; Adj't. J. Fausberry; Surgeon, L. Campbell; O. G., A. J. Griggs; S. M., O. B. Selden ; Q. M. S., F. Bierman. Tho J. V. C. attends to tho interests of The National Tribune in tho Post. Wo are started with thopromiso of an increase in numbers. Wo hopo to bo of use to tho Order, and intend to mako our influence tell for good in our locality. I think we should bo called tho Farmer Post, as we are made up almost exclusively of farm ers. It is a good bean country, so look out for Camp-fires, with beans by tho wholesale, and occasionally a roasted bullock. A comrade writes us from Now York under -tho signature of "Rctyah"as follows: "Tho time is approaching when the Grand Army will have ceased to recruit, by reason of hav ing absorbed all tho available material, so that it is a question to bo met: How shall wo get all honorably discharged soldiers and sailors injo tho Grand Army? Onco in, how shall we keep them in ? I believe a change in tho form of ballot would in itself bo a benefit to tho G. A. E., and that a two-thirds vote should elect. Comrades should look over tho very large num ber of rejections during tho last year, and ask whether comrades had not in many instances allowed personal feeling to rise paramount to Grand Army interests. Under the present form of election the growtli of a Post may be stopped by two or three. Very many comrades march in ono door and out of tho other; that is, they attend two or three meetings, their interest , ceases, and soon they are dropped members. Theso are the hardest class of recruits to get, and I think tho National Encampment can make it easier if they will give the matter at tention. Tho rules and regulations need to be revised and mado over so as to meet pres ent wants of the Order. Questions are every day coining up in Posts which Commanders are at a loss to know how to meet, as they tan not find an' rule to guide them. Soldiers and sailors aro each their own lawyer, and very much time is wasted at Post meetings by mo tions made out of order, and very frivolous arguments made by ono or two self-constituted attorneys, which it seems the misfortune for almost every Post to have. Post meetings should be mado lively and entertaining, busi ness transacted quickly, always time given for fraternal greeting, and a few minutes for rem iniscences." General H. A. Barnum, as chairman of tho memorial committee of New York city, has sent out circulars requesting the delegates to thccoinmittectosend their credentials to the sec retary, Lehman Israels. A meeting will be held on Monday evening of next week, at the Pen sion Office, in Canal street." General Barnum, to whom is credited the great success attending tho observance of Decoration Day last year, positively declines to allow his name to bo used again in connection with tho chairmanship of tho committee. The suggestion has been mado that tho occasion of Decoration Day this year shall be made available to interest tho general public in the project of building a soldiers' and sailors' monument in that city that shall be commensurate with the record of New York in tho war and her position as tho Metropolitan city. Tho Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument As sociation, organized under tho auspices of the Grand Army of the Republic of that city, on Decoration Dayf 1579, among the prominent members of which aro ex-Governor Morgan, ex-Governor Hoffman, Jndgo Daly, General Aspinwall, General McQuade, General Barnum, and others, has been duly incorporated under the laws of the State. It will hold a meeting during tho week and determine upon a plan by which tho matter may be brought before tho people generally and co-operation gained on the work of tho Grand Army. Colonel N. W. Day, chairman of tho executive committee of the Veterans' Rights Union, states that a meet ing of the union will be called in a few days. Tho printed proceedings of the convention held in October wcro distributed at tho recent En campment at Troy, and resulted in tho unani mous adoption of a resolution fully approving tho purposes of its organization. " Old Soldier," Richfield Springs, N.Y., writes us that the comrades of Weldon Post, No. 256, at that place, arc all keenly alive to the benefits of the G. A. R. Its two delegates, House and Tallman, have returned from the State En campment at Troy, bringing such enthusiastic accounts of tho good work performed by tho Grand Army as to rouse the dryest old fogy. The Post started out on a foraging expedition on the evening of February 1st, and mado an assault on tho works of the Commander. On the approach of the comrades tho Commander promptly barricaded his fortifications with an abundance of tobacco, and armed his garrison with clay pipes, but the onslaught was so des perate that an unconditional surrender was tho result. A pleasant evening was spent, and in duo time the detail reported the beans ready, flanked by etceteras, which were discussed in a soldierly manner. The presence of the genial Officer of the Day from Turner Post, Cooperstown, was an uuoxpected pleasure. Tho illness and con sequent absence of some of tho comrades was much regretted. In tho " wee sma' hours" tho happy party dispersed after singing a number of army songs, noticeable among which being tho " Sword of Bunker Hill," well rendered by tho Adjutant. Says our correspondent: "Tho merits of TnE National Tribune were dis cussed by the infantry, cavalry and artillery present, a good many taking it, and all agreed that it is exactly suited to the wants of the soldier." General John A. Reynolds, of Eochcster, New York, recently elected Department Commander, on Friday mado the following staff appoint ments: Assistant Adjutant-General, Joseph A. Adlington, of Eochcster; Assistant Quartermaster-General, Milton H. Smith, of Eochcs ter; Inspector, M. A. Stearns, of Dansville; Judge-Advocate, Harlan J. Swift, of Cuba; Chief Mustering Officer, William W. Eobacher, of New York ; Aides-dc-Camp, A. B. Lawrence, of Buffalo; William H. Warner, of Syracuse; H. F. Stambach, of Buffalo; E. B. Gere, of Os wego; D. M. Perine, of, Oswego; A. H.Spicrre, of Albany; J. C. J. Langbein, of New York; Charles H. Yost, of Eochcster ; Charles McEI roy, of New York; Joseph L. Folletr, of Brook lyn; John E. Mcintosh, of Ithaca; Ira M. Hedges, of Haverstraw; Frank B. Frost, of Elinira; John Copeland, of Friendship; Thos. B. Odell, of New York, and Eobert B. Buchan aud, of Lockport. Comrade Charles J. Johnson, Hamilton, New York, writes us that Arthur L. Brooks Post, No. 272, at that place, recently passed a series of resolutions of condolence in the case of the death of Louiso Underhill, beloved daughter of Comrade C. W. Underbill. The officers of tho Post are : Commander, Charles J. Johnson ; S. V. C, E. D. Spencer: J. V. C, Major Willard Hcech; Adj't, Captain Charles W. Underhill; Q. M., William H. Abbert; Surgeon, Dr. Frank D. Eecbe; Chaplain, J. F. Goodrich; O. D., Francis Kennedy; O. G., A. McNeal; Serg't Maj., Willis A. Merrj'field; Q. M. Serg't, L. L. Weed. On tho 20th inst. the Post will have its annual Camp-fire, at which Senior Vice Depart ment Commander H. Clay Hall and Inspector General George A. Cantine, of the Department, are expected to bo present. Comrade D. H. Farr sends tho following list of officers of Seth N. Hedges Post, Dansville, Livingston, co., N. Y.: Commander, Col. M. A. Stearns; S. V. C, A.W. Fielder; J. V. G, John Kriely; Q. M., J. J. Bailey; O. D., William Kramer; O. G., Charles McLaughlin; Adj't, Samuel Allen; Surgeon, W.H. McLaughlin; Chaplain, S. W. Tenncy ; Q. M. S., Oscar Wood ruff; S. M., W. H. Munsec. Tho Post has eighty members and is in a prosperous con dition. On the 5th inst. the Post had a Camp fire at the Clinton Hotel. An entertainment, which followed tho banquet, was participated in by Comrades Faulkner, Tenncy, Fielder Sutfin, Burgess, Tiffany, Munsee, and others. Comrade Kriely, J. V. C, walked seven. mile3 from his homo at Ossian to be present. Comrade C. E. Blackwell, Brooklyn, N. Y., writes us that while on a visit to Mcchanic ville, Saratoga county, N. Y., recently, ho had tho honor of meeting Mr. and. Mrs. Ellsworth, tho father and mother of Col. E. E. Ellsworth, who was shot while takingHown a rebel flag at Alexandria on tho 24th of May, 1861. He was shown the sword which was presented to the Col onel by the First Dragoons of Chicago, and his horse, which, though now nearly thirty years of age, is still hardy and spry. When the horse dies, Mr. Ellsworth says ho will bo buried at the foot of the Colonel's grave. Comrade 'Rose, Enfield Falls, New York, writes us that Gregg Post in that vicinity, whoso twenty-two membera are scattered over an area of eight miles, is looking up, and the boys aro all taking a lively interest in its well fare. They meet at Newfield on tho first Thursday night of each month and at Trum ble's Corners on tho third Thursday night. Some old Springfield rifles have been sent for for drilling purposes. Thirty-six gentlemen representing tho polit ical and other public societies and clubs of note in Brooklyn, met on the 5th inst. in the parlors of Mayor Low's house, to discuss tho steps nec essary to bo taken towards the erection of a soldiers' monument in Brooklyn. Mayor Low, who originally suggested tho project, presided. It was resolved to appoint a committee of seven to secure designs. Charles H. Bells Post, No. 291, Wyoming, N. Y., organized last September with but ten members, has moro than double that number, and is doing well. Tho comrades and their wives were entertained on the evening of tho 30th ult. in right royal stylo by Colonel A. B. Lawrence. Comrado Frank Lillibridge, P. 0., writes lis that Garfield Post, No. 229, will hold a Camp fire on tho 22d inst., and adds: We'll bring tho good old bugle, boys ; we'll sing another song, smoke the old pipes and drink from the same canteen, as wo did in the days that tried men's souls. e Comrade W. M. Hood, Knowlesville, N. Y., writes that there will be a Reunion of the Third New York cavalry at Rochester, N. Y,, on tho second Wednesday in June, the 13th inst. Two Eeunions have already been held at Eochcster. Georgo W. Flower Post, No. 306, Theresa, New York, at its meeting on the 29th ultimo passed a series of resolutions acknowledging and returning thanks to Hon. E. P. Flower for a gift to the Post fund of $100. Comrado John Plant writes U3 that Post No. 316, recently established at Luzerne, N. Y., is in a flourishing condition. It starts with some twenty-one members. NEW JERSEY. Department Commander Geo. B. Fielder, of New Jersey, Comrado John Ramsey, As sistant Adjutant-General, has issued General Orders, Nos. 123 and 124, from headquarters, Jersey City. No. 1 calls attention to tho fact that in somo Posts dues have been, increased, with a view to cxclusivcncss, which is a direct stab at the fundamental principles of tho Order. In it he says: "Let the avenues leading to tho doors of our Post-rooms be kept wide enough to admit any and all honorably discharged sol diers and sailors." In No. 2 the fact is noted that an examination of the descriptive books of several Posts show that they are not correctly kept, some of the comrades names being entered twice, thus giving false totals. Order No. 3 directs that tho finances of Posts should bo pro tected by recognized business principles, and suggests that each Post open a bank account and have tho Post checks signed by the Quar termaster and countersigned by tho Comman der and Adjutant. All claims' of $5 and up wards should be paid by check. In order No: 1 Department Commander Fielder states that the practice prevails in many Posts of this De partment of selling badges to recruits when mustered; tho practice is a pernicious one and must be discontinued at ouce. Tho by-laws of each Post should stipulate a certain amount for initiation and muster fee, which should include tho badge, the badge to bo presented and not sold to tho recruit. In that case tho bad co is always the property of the Post. The badgo is an evidenco of membership in tho G. A. E., and is given to the comrade to keep as long as ho complies with tho orders and by-laws of the Post of which ho is a member. When a com rado ceases to do that, or is dropped from tho rolls for any cause, the badsio is then tho prop erty of the Post, and hercaiter it is made the duty of Post Commander andQuartermastcr to see that these badges are turned into the Post. This course will put a stop to unworthy men wearing tho honored badge, and on that ground soliciting aid from members of tho Order. PENNSYLVANIA. Comrado John W. Pryor, Past Po3t Com mander, on tho 2d inst. instilled the following officers of James Miller Post, No. 273, Weath erly, Carbon co., Pa. : Commander, Capt. Geo. n. Jones; S. V. C, Peter G. Slcath ; J. V.C., Daniel Keener; Q. M., Daniel Bachman; Chaplain, Samuel A. Tobias ; Surgeon, Peter Chccsman ; Adj't, Edward C. Wilson; Serg't Maj., Griffith Bachman; O. D., Ira Oliver; O. G., Washing ton Penrose; Q. M. Serg't, Anson R. Heller; I. S., James Purccll ; O. S., Nathan Buck. This Post was named after Colonel James Miller, of the Eighty-first Pennsylvania volunteers, who was killed at tho battlo of Fair Oaks, Va. The Post Commander is a brother of Past Senior Vico Commander W. N. Jonc3, of tho Depart ment of Pennsylvania. At tho muster of Pennsylvania Reserve Post, No. 191, on the Sth inst., Past Post Commander G. W. Palmer was presented by his fellow-comrades with two badges, one being that of a Past Post Commander, and the other tho mark of the Third division, Fifth Army Corps, on which was a suitable inscription. The presentation was made in a neat speech by Junior Vico Commander J.E.Smith,whorefcrredinahighly complimentary manner to Comrado Palmer's administration while commander, followed by a few amusing reminiscences of his army ca reer. Although the tokens were a complete surprise to the recipient, ho was equal to the emergency, and responded in a modest but well worded speech. Custer Post, No. 38, Etna, Pennsylvania, has installed the following officers : Commander, J. L. Ellscssor; S. V. C, Harry E. Beatty; J. V. C, W. H. Baker; O.D., Phil Herst; 0. G., Harkus; Q. M., John Thomas; Chaplain, John Gamble; Adj't, Thomas Sallade. There are thirteen Post3 in the Department of Pennsylvania that havo a membership of over 300, nine of which, viz., 1, 2, 5, 7, S, 10, 51, 63 and 91, are located in Philadelphia. Of tho new Posts, 275, of Philadelphia, is tho largest, having 103 comrades. At a meeting of Post No. 5, Philadelphia, Pa., held on the 6th inst., a resolution was passed earnestly requesting Senators to strive by all fair and honorable means to secure the passage of tho $40 pension bill pending before the Senate. "Company C, Nineteenth United States In fantry," writes us that Fisher Post, No. 30, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, now has a member ship of over thirty, and its numbers are steadily increasing. MARYLAND. Comrade John H. Suter, Department Com mander of Maryland, has issued from head quarters, Baltimore, General Order, No. 1, in which tho following appointments are an nounced: Assistant Adjutant General, Milo V. Bailey; Assistant Quartermaster General, Wil liam H. Searles; Inspector, H. G. Hayden; Judge Advocate, John W. Saville; Chief Mus tering Officer, John A. Stciner. They will be obeyed and respected accordingly. Post Com manders are requested, to designate to these headquarters ono comrade for appointment as aid or assistant inspector. "In appointing my official staff," says Commander Suter, "I have been guided entirely by what I have learned from experience during my three years service as Assistant Adjutant General, and am satis fied that the comrades named will devote time and energy to the work of the Order. Consid erable work must be done during the year, and I earnestly ask the active help and hearty co operation of every comrade in assisting me to advance tho interests of the Grand Army of this Department." Department Commander Suter and Inspector H. G. Hazen visited Elkton, Md., last Friday night, and mustered in Post No. 10 of that place, which starts under very favorablo au spices. Tho following officers were installed : Commander, John Burke; S. V. C, Joshua M. Ash; J. V. G, Pearson Matthews; O. D., Luke Goodyear; 0. G., Louis Barber; Ad'jt., John S. Settle. WEST VIRGINIA. Comrade S. J. Boyles, Clarksburg, West Va., writes ns that Custer Post, No. 8, at that place, is in a flourishing condition. Its fifty com rades include men who ranked from patriotic privates to colonels, and they -all to-day feel the promptings of the same spirit that led them to face shot and shell for four long years. KENTUCKY. ALadies' Auxiliary to James S. Jackson Post, No. 3, Owensborough, Ky., was organized last November with fifteen members, which num ber has since been increased to nineteen. They gave their first entertainment on tho 5th inst., which was tho first anniversary of Jackson Post, which realized $50. Tho ladies served an excellent supper, and the young peoplo danced to their hearts' content. OHIO. Comrade Henry E. Frost, New Lisbon, O., writes us as follows : Po3t 133,'institutcd hero on the day of President Garfield's burial, now numbers sixty-threo members, and has nice comfortable rooms, well-attended meetings, and every prospect of substantial success ; also, last, but not least, somo lucre in tho Q. M.'s hands. Our officers aro: Commander, Charles L. Frost (re-elected) ; S. V. C, A. E. Martin; J. V. C, Eobert Morrow; Chaplain, J. D. Peterson; Surgeon, G. M. Chanuler; Q. M., Georgo L. Miller; 0. D., E. B.Johnson; 0. G., John D. McElroy ; . Delegate to Department Encamp ment, Henry G. Frost; Alternate, George L. Miller. To replenish" tho Post's funds, we have been giving military dramas, and with con siderable success pecuniarily. Tho last pre sented was "Tho Little Major," written for Major J. B. Percival, of our Post, which took immensely, it being entirely new and original, and with plenty of opportunity in it for amateurs and others to show their ability. On Christmas wo gave substantial presents to our widows and orphans,. and wo endeavor at all times to exert a watchful care over their neces sities. Truly, the widows and- orphans of those who died for their country, or planted the seeds of disease that afterwards caused their death, aro, above all, entitled to tho care and protection of not only ex-soldiers, but of a Nation. In a communication from Past Department Commander John S. Kountz, of Toledo, to District Mustering Officer T. D. McGillicuddy, of Akron, 0., he says Forsythe Post, No. 15, of Toledo, has now a membership of 600, and they intend to push that membership to 800 during the present year. Of the original thirteen who were charter members November 19, 1S66, but ono is missing, and that by death. Comrade McGillicuddy expects soon to organize Posts at Doylestown, Eichfield, Eavenna and Mantua Station. Mantua Station is knocking at the, G. A. B. door; they intend to include several of tho adjoining towns in one grand Post. Capt. A. M. Erwin, of Mantua, has tho mutter in hand. Forty-nine one-legged-soldiers wero at tho late G. A. E. Encampment at Youngs town. At a Tcccnt meeting of Mitchell Post, No. 45, Springfield, Ohio, Commander Grant presented to tho Post a lifc-sizooil portrait of President James A. Garfield, recently received fro.m Com rade S. J. Uhl, of Paris, France, as a testimo nial to Mitchell Past. It was given an hon ored place on the walls of tho Post headquar ters, above tho Chaplain's position. Commander Grant furnished the elegant gilt frame at his own expense. . On motion of comrades a unani mous and appreciative vote of thanks was ten dered Comrado Uhl (an ox-soldicr of the Six teenth O. V. I.) through Comrado Grant. It was further resolved to forward to him, at Pa ris, a G.A. E. badge and to guarantee a compli mentary initiation to the Order in Mitchell Post? whenever ho shall return to these, his na tivo shores. Comrado W. n. Wortman, Bucyrns, Ohio, writcsjis that Keller Post, organized two years ago at that place, is named in honor of two brothers Captain Amos and Lieutenant Aaron Kcllor, of Company C, Forty ninth 0. V. I., who wcro both killed in the battle of Stouo Eivcr, January 1st, 1S63. They fought side by side, and wcro never separated. They fell as they fought, and now lie buried, as they had lived, side by side, in the beautiful Oak Wood Cemetery at Bucyrus. The Post is in a pros perous condition, and has $150 in the relief fund. At its last meeting a committee, con sisting of Commander Wm. McCutchen, Past Commander S. D. Welsh, and Comrade Dr. J. F. Fitzsimmons, was appointed to perfect tho organization of a Ladies' Auxiliary. Comrado James R. Smith, Richfield, Ohio, writes us that Brint and McBrido Post, No. 225, at that placo, is flourishing forty names on the roster and more being added. On tho 13th ult. Comrade M. P. Sanderson installed tho following officers: Commander, A. Gardiner; S. V. C, James R. Smith; J. V. C, John E. Bo linger; Adj't, Wm.Tunison; Q. M., A. G. Wash burn; Chaplain, Henry Chulip; Surgeon, W. R. Ford; O. D., Wm. Bartholomew; 0. G., W. H.Dennis; S. M., O. P. Clark ; Q. -M.S., Sam uel Bayliss. After tho installation, a bounteous supper of pork and beans, hard-tack and colfeo was served, which, with the old army songs which followed, was much enjoyed by all pres ent. Comrado W. A. Ludlam, Cleveland, Ohio, who sends twenty-one new subscribers, writes us that Memorial Post, No. 141, of that city, was organized a little more' than a year ago. Wo have now about 150 members and every thing is in a most flourishing condition, both financially and socially, and have no doubt but tho present year will see our numbers doubled. The following officers wero elected for the en suing year: Commander, J.N. Frazee; S.V.C., J. F. Isom; J. V. C, M. T. Britton, Jr.; Q. M., E. M. Hesslor; Chaplain, L. S. Fish; Adj't, T. M. Nichols; 0. D., John C. Roland; O. G., J. W. Dwycr; Dist. Ins., M. B. Gary; Q. M. S., Herman Mayer; S. M., H. V. Zimcrman. Comrado A. Mullen, Van Wert, 0., writes us that Post No. 100, at that place, organized last April with fourteen charter members, now has seventy-nine. The following aro its officers: Commander, J. A. Gleason; S. V. G, John W. Hoagland ; J. V. C J. W. Burch; Q. M., A. I. Gleason; Adj't, Ismael Malick; Chaplain, E. Dcprey; O. D., D. H. Borland; Surgeon, Wm. Smith; 0. G., A. Stitz. Comrade Samuel Weaver, Barnesville, O., writes that Hilles Post, No. 220, at that place, has sixty-five members nnd is flourishing. The following are the officers : Commander, G. E. Hilles; S. V. C, H. S. Barnes; J. V. C, J. B. Lane: ChaDlain, H.W.Baker; Q. M., T. J. Carr O. D, Major Petty; O. G., J. V. Ellis. Post No. 243, Rainsborough, Ohio, is in a flourishing condition. At the last regular meet ing the old officers were all re-elected for an other year. Comrade William H. Frederick writes ns that Bronson Post, No. 85, of Jersey City, Ohio, now numbers forty members and is in a prosperous condition. INDIANA. "Co. H, Thirteenth Indiana," Indianapolis, Ind., writes us that the following Posts have recently been mustered in that State: No. 131, Russiaviller No. 132, Argus, Marshall county; No. 133, Noblcsvillo; No. 134, Sardina, Decatur county; No. 135, Ormer, Whitely county; No. 136, Huston, Jackson county No. 137, Hunting ton ; No. 133, Hudson, Steuben county, and No. 139, Folsomville, Whitely county. Stoughton Post, No. 128, Mishawaka, has installed the following roster of officers: Commander, J. A. Rope; S. V. C, Henry Milburn; J. V. C, Charles Frank; Chaplain, W. H. Fetterich; Surgeon, W. B. Butterworth ; Q. M., L. Adsit; O. D., John Bovd; 0. G., A. O. Kramer; Adj't, H. G. Beemer ; S. M., M. M. Fisher; Q. M. S., W. H. Judkins. Tho Post is a new one and is doing well. Major J. A. Hiff, Commander of Post No. 55, Richmond, assisted by Captain Graham, has installed the following officers of Post No. 129, at Dublin: Commander, A. D. Bond; S. V. C, M. Z. Carmany; J. V. C, S. S. Williams; Chaplain, Henry Palm; Snrgeon, Dr. S. S. Boyd; Q. M., William Hicks; Adj't A. G. Compton; O. D., I. N. Gilbert; 0. G., Joe Walton. Gen. Oliver P. Gooding, a promi nent comrade of Frank P. Blair Post, No. 1, Department of Missouri, has entered the lecture field, with "Future America" as his subject. Ho lectured before Eunyan Post, No. 147, New London, Ohio, on the 2d inst.; atSherburn, N. Y., on tho 6th inst. ; before Chismore Post, Ilion, N. Y., on the 7th inst., and at Eichfield Springs, N. Y., on tho Sth inst. Ho will return to Indiana in March, and lecture before Eobert T. Templeton Post, No. 35, Oxford, Ind., and other societies. Bachman Post, No. 26, at. Madison, will give a pork and bean festival on the 16th inst. The Council of Administration of this Department convened in Indianapolis on the 13th inst. for tho purpose of fixing a time for holding tho fourth annual Encamp ment. Sergeant Otto Schultz, TJ. S. A., late signal officer located at Indianapolis, died on the 4th inst. at St. Vincent's Hospital. Tho deceased was a comrade of George H. Thomas Post, No. 17, by which Post he was buried with tho honors of war on the 7th inst. Gen. Hazen has been petitioned to appoint Sergeant Nop penhaus to fill the"" vacancy. Lincoln Post, No. 24, Mace, Ind., has in stalled the following officers: Commander, John Peterson; S. V. C., John Hogsett; J. V. C, J. M. Chadwick; Adj't, W. G. McClure; Q. M., J. C. Martin; Surgeon, J. W. Hogsett; O. D., Daniel Durbin; Chaplain, J. Hugelheim; 0. G., W. H. Thompson. Comrado Martin writes us that tho members of the Post aro in fine spirits and organized for work. At tho last regular meeting of Morton Post, No. 1, Terre Haute, Ind., George W. Miller, adjutant, was elected an agent for The Na tional Tribune, "in order," says our corre spondent, "that all comrades may know whom to go to to secure your valuable paper and give him all items of interest to the G. A. E." MICHIGAN. Comrade E. W. Survy, Battle Creek, Mich., who sends us five new subscribers, writes U3 that Farragut Post, of that place, which was organized November, 1881, with thirty-three charter members, now numbers ninety-six, with thirteen applications on file, and the members expect to turn out next Decoration Day 150 strong. Ho adds that it is his inten tion to send us tho names of fifty new subscrib ers before then, and present the Post with The Teibune premiums ten volumes of the his tory of tho war as soon as the Post is ablo to establish a reading-room. ' Comrado D. B. Monroe, Manton, Wexford county, Michigan, writes us that at the last meeting of 0. F. Morton Post, No. 5-1, at that placo, ho was elected correspondent of The Tbibune, aud Comrade G. S. Maer, Commander, agent, to solicit subscriptions. Tho following aro the officers of tho Post : Commander, G. S. Maer ; S. V. C, A. Woodward ; J. V. C, E. Har ger; Surgeon, A. H. Wheeler; Chaplain, A. C. Finn; Q. M., D. B. Monroe; 0. D., W. M. Hodges; 0. G., D. C. Colier. Comrade Wm. H. H. Goff, Cadillac, Mich., writes us that tho following officers of Washing ton Post, No. 92, at that place, were installed on the Sth inst., by P. P. C, T. J. Thorp: C. S. Brodt, Commander; G. W. Wheeler, S. V. C; Harry Smith, J. V. C. ; E. W. Watrous, Adju tant; W. H. H. Goff, Q. M.; E.P. Orser, O.D.; J. M. Jackson, O. G. Chaplain-elect, Z. Gil lett, was absent at the time, but will be in stalled, at next meeting. The Post is doing well. Dwight May Post, No. 69, Midland City, Commander, D. W. Hitchcock; S. V. C, True Heart; J. V. C, Wm. Simmons; Adj't, L W. STir.ll . r Af Wm TWtriilcnn SnTcr TV W. Da. s; Chaplain, David Huyck; O. D., T. B. iXain; O. G., E, L Waldron; S. M., J. V. Louns- bury; Q. M. S., C. L. Jenny. Tho Post is agi tating tho getting up of a grand Camp-fire. Past Post Commander G. E. Southworth recently installed the following officers of Post No. 59,Gobleville, Mich.: Commander, G. W. Myers: S. V. a, S. H. Baldwin; J. V. U, B. Eandall; Chaplain, O. S. Brown; Adj't, C. H. Bcardslco; Q. M., H. McKecl: 0. D., G. B. Southworth; 0. G., J.n.Eoot; Surgeon, David Smith; Q. M. S., Phili. Bush; S. M., William Sago. Comrado Henry F. Jcnner, Ithaca, Mich., writes that Moses Wisner Post, No. 101, at that place, is booming. It now numbers thirty-six, and there aro fifteen applications on nlo. Comrade Henry F. Jenner, Ithiea, Mich., writes us that steps aro being taken to organ ize a ladies' auxiliary society in connection with the Post at that place. ILLINOIS. Comrado Berch, of Elmwood Post, recently publicly installed tho following officers of G. F. French Post, No. 153. Princovillc, Peoria countv, Illinois : Commander, J. G. Corbet; S. V. C, E. Cohen ; J. V. C, E. Keller; Q. M.; A. Simmons; O.D., S. A. Parker; Surg., J. Harring ton; Chaplain, J. Lcarman; Adjt., A. C. Mof fit: 0. G., W.Stewart; Q. M. S., D. M. Potts. After tho installation thero was a Camp-fire, which was much enjoyed by all present. Comrade J. IT. Brubakcr, Sheldon, His., writes us that at its last meeting Sheldon Post, No. 151, installed the following officers : Com mander, Joseph W. Eobinson ; S. V. C. H. W. Snow; J. V. C, Ed. Hannii; Adj't, J. N. Bru bakcr ; Surg., A. C. Speck ; Q. M., Ashcr Sar gent; Chaplain, ; O. IX, W. C. Short ridge; 0. G., D.Lamrox; S.M.,Finlev Hopkins ; Q. M. S., Zach Miles. Tho Tost has'thirty-four members, and is doing well. Lyon Post, No. 137, Department of Hlinois, on the 3d inst. unanimously passed tho follow ing resolution: "Ecsolved that wo hereby tender our sincero thanks to General John A. Logan for his unanswerable and unanswered argument in tho United States Senate in defenso of military law and in exposing tho wicked, cruel, and causeless treachery of Fitz John Porter." Comrado H. H. Kingsbury, Xenia, 111., sends us the following list of officers of Barnhill Post, No. 162, at that place: Commander, T. W. Kepley ; S. V. C, W. L. Beard ; J. V. C, Aaron McEndra ; Surg., M. Dean ; Q. M., C. S. Whit man; Chaplain, William Dyer; 0. D., D. L, Tucker ; 0. G., Samuel Kenady. Forty old vets assembled at Eidge Farm, Vermillion county, His., on tho 1st inst., for the purpose of organizing a Post there, aud tho indications aro that thi3 will bo done shortly. WISCONSIN. Comrado H. P. F., Milwaukee, Wis., writes us that an organization has been formed in that city composed entirely of ex-soldiers who served in Missouri regiments. They number nineteen at present, representing the Second, Third, Twelfth, Fifteenth, Seventeenth, and Thirtieth infantry, Fourth cavalry, and light artillery. They intend to make an excursion during next summer or fall to Missouri and Arkansas to visit the old battle-grounds. Their first annual Camp-fire will be held March 7, being the anni versary of tho second day of the battle of Pea Bidgs. If any of the old comrades who served in Missouri regiments now living in St. Louis would inform the old Missonri veterans through The Tribune whether or not it would ba agreeable to them to get up some kind of a Ee union at the time they reach St. Louis, they would bo very much pleased. Eobert Chivas Post, No. 2, Milwaukee, has installed tho fol lowing comrades: Commander, J. C. H. Van Scheen; S. V. C, Frank Simorr; J. V. C, J. S. Hurlburt; Surgeon, Dr. C. O. Jennison; Chap lain, S. P. Wehe; Adj't, William Crockery Q. M., G. C. Staff; O.D., Charles A. Palmer; O. G., August Schmidt; Serg't Maj.. Albert Eraband; Q. M. Serg't, Lonis Fuchs. Tho Commander is an old Mexican war veteran. The report of the Quartermaster Sir tho year ending December 31, 1832, showed $1,571.97 in tho treasury. Tho Post held during tho year two balls and ono picnic, clearing the sum of $350.50. Two Camp-fires were held, and two sociables, which last were free to all old soldiers and their fam ilies. Our correspondent thinks that to apply the term Camp-fires to entertainments when oysters and other liko refreshments are served is far from correct. He holds that a Camp-fiio in its true sense is a gathering of ex-soldiers, at which the old battles aro fought over again, reminiscences, anecdotes, and stories, song3 sung, smoking indulged in freely, and to bring back to the mind more forcibly the past, a dish of bean3 andsow-belly with hard-tack and coffee dished up by a comrade. At the annual Encampment of tho Depart ment of Wisconsin, held at Portago on tho 23d of last month, sixty-threo Posts were repre sented by ISO delegates. At the close of tho year 1SS1 there were in the Department twenty-three Posts with 850 members; with tho close of the year 1832 thero were sixty-threo Posts with 2,466 members a gain of forty Posts and 1,636 members. The following com rades were elected and installed by Post De partment Commander Enos : Commander, Phil lip Cheek ; S. V. C, E. J. Flint ; J. V. C, E. W. Steele; Chaplain, E. C. Barrey; Surgeon, J. G. Pelton; Council of Administration, C.L. Deer ing, E. M. Eogere, J. A. Watrous, S. C. Cobb, H. B. Harshaw; Trustees, J. J. Suppy, Edward Ferguson, and G. M. Woodward; Delegates to tho National Encampment, James Davidson, Henry P. Fischer, and J. E. West ; Alternates, C. K. Erwin, Tom Lindley, and D. G. James. Janesville was chosen as the next place for the Encampment. A resolution was passed asking the Senate to pass the $40 pension bill ; also, ono preparing for a grand Eeuniou of soldiers and sailors to be held at the city of Milwaukeo during the summer of the year 1S85. The En campment closed with an entertainment, Camp fire and dance. Tho manner in which the com rades and their ladies of Eusseau Post, No. 14, entertained the delegates calls for tho warmest praise. Comrado Seneca Corbin writes us that Mus tering Officer W. A. Wyso recently installed the following officers of H. A. Tator Post, No. 13, Eecdsburg, Wis.: Commander, H. Pearson ; S. V. C, T. W. Claridge; J. V. C, Seneca Cor bin; Adj't, W. A. Wyse; Q. M., H. Crouch; Chaplain, S. C. Chaso; Surg., S.Hall; O.D., James Miles; S. M., C. F. Sheldon; Q. M. S., C. W. Gulliford. Tho Post has had two " bean festivals" in tho Grand Army Hall this winter, which was well attended, and on tho 22d inst. will give a masquerade baB, when a grand time may be expected. Comrade George W. Home, Stockbridgo, Wisconsin, who has sent us eight new sub scribers, writes us that the Post at that place, which was mustered on tho 6th of last October with nineteen charter members, now numbers forty members, with eight applications pend ing. T. J. Hungerford Post, No. 39, Spring Green, Wis., will givo a sociable and dance at tho Villago Hall on Thursday evening, February 22, 1833. Music will bo furnished by tho Mabbott Band of Helena. A grand time is an ticipated. The officers of A. A. Matthews Post, Lavallo, Wis., aro: Commander, Ira McWilliams; S. V. C., E. E. Chamberlain ; J. V. G, John Sanborn; Q. M., B. G Douglas; Surg., H. Lacy; Chaplain, G. W. Dickens ; O. D., A. Pound; O. G., a Kingsley. IOWA. Tho following are officers of Mower Post, No. 71, Le Mars, Plymouth co., Iowa : Commander, A. A. Allino; S. V. G, W. S. Freeman ; Q. 31. S., F. D. Fuller; Adj't, Dr. M. Hilbert. Tho Post is in a flourishing condition and numbers nearly a hundred members, many of whom aro subscribers to The Tribune. Tho Eeunion of tho soldiers of the Northwest will take placo at Le Mars next fall, and extensive arrangements are already under way to make tho affair a grand success. Congressman-elect Hon. Isaao S. Struble is ono of tho charter members of Mower Post, and the comrades feel proud to know that they havo in him not only an ablo representative, but a true and tried friend of the boys in blue. Comrade Milo L. Sherman, FredericksbuTar, Iowa, writes us that on the 2d inst. five sleigh loads of comrades of Post No. 10-1, of that placo, drove over to Nashua, eighteen miles distant, with tho mercury at 10 below zero, and there mustered a new Post, with twenty-seven char ter members. Says Comrade Sherman : " O11I7 let tho ex-soldiers of the Union now show the same interest in Grand Army as in other mat ters, and with tho aid of The Teibune, next Juno will witness such a gathering of Boy3 in Blue as will surprise the natives. I suppose you will claim tho now Post as ono of Ths