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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. C, JANUARY 21, 1882.
AMENDING THE PENSION LAWS.
The bill to amend the Pension laws, introduced
in the Senate by "Senator Logan, contains several
provisions of general interest, among which are the
following: Section 4 amends section 4711 of tlio
Statutes so that it will read
" Declarations of pension claimants may be made
before any officer authorized by law to administer
oaths for general purposes ; and those heretofore filed
so executed shall be accepted the same as if filed
under the provisions of this act ; and the Commis
sioner of Pensions may accept declarations of claim
ants residing in foreign countries made before any
ofiicer duly authorized to administer oaths for gen
eral purposes, whose oilieial character and signature
shall be duly authenticated by the certificate of a
United States minister or consul, and declarations
in claims of Indians made before a United States
Sec. 5. That section forty-six hundred and ninety-eight
and one-half is hereby amended to read as
" Unless otherwise provided by law, an increase
of pension shall commence, if allowed, on the date
of filing the claim for such increase."
Skc. 6. That in applications of the widow or minor
children filed since July first, eighteen hundred and
eighty, the pension, if allowed, shall commence on
that date, or on the date of the death of the person
on account of whose service the claim is made, if
it has occurred subsequent thereto, or on the date
of the termination of the right of the party having
the prior title, provided such claim has been or is
hereafter filed within five years after the right
Sec. 7. That from and after July first, eighteen
hundred and eighty-two, no person shall be per
mitted to practice before the Pension Bureau as a
claim agent or attorney until he shall have shown
to the satisfaction of the Secretary of the Interior
that he is an elector of the State in which he may
reside, is of good moral character, and possesses suffi
cient qualification and ability to discharge the duties
of claim agent or attorney beiore saia bureau.
Sec. 8. That upon application being made to prac
tice as a claim agent or attorney before the Pension
Bureau, the Secretary of the Interior shall, with
reasonable promptness, act upon such application :
and if satisfied that the person so applying possesses
the requisite qualifications, shall issue his certificate
authorizing such person to practice before such
bureau during good behavior.
The House Committee on Public Expenditures
met yesterday and discussed the subject of the ap
pointment of sub-committees to revise all public
expenditures which may be authorized by other
committees of the House. The power invested in
this committee, it is understood, gives it authority
to supervise all public expenditures, but for many
years it has not been customary for the committee
to do so. If the committee insists upon its rights
in this respect it will become one of the most im
portant committe s of the House, as every measure
appropriating money will become subject to its ap
proval. The committee is composed of the follow
ing members: Messrs. Randall (chairman;, Black
burn, Wood of New York, Evan, DeMotte, Lewis,
Ladd, Fulkerson, Martin, Gunter, and Berry.
WHAT THE DISTILLERS WANT.
Mr. Shufeldt and Dr. Eush, the president and
secretary of the National Distillers' Association,
are in the city with the purpose of urging upon
Congress the enactment of legislation for the relief
of their business. They desire, in the first place, the
reduction of the tax on whisky from ninety to
forty cents on the gallon, and the extension of the
bonded period, which is now three years, so that
whisky can be kept longer in bond without tax.
They also want the law which authorizes vinegar
makers to make their own alcohol rescinded, so
that the alcohol used in the manufacture of
vinegar will.be subject to a tax like other alcohol.
They would like to have some arrangement made
with the Government of France, by mutual consent,
to abolish the existing system, which taxes Ameri
can alcohol going into France thirty francs per
hectolitre, and whisky made in Germany only
fifteen francs. They claim that if this unjust
discrimination is abolished, an enormous market
would be opened up for American alcohol in France,
as they use large quantities of alcohol in rectifying
their wines. These views will be presented to
Congress in due form.
A GETTYSBURG COINCIDENCE.
The incidents narrated in " Eecollections of a
Drummer-boy," by Harry II. Kieffer, now running
as a serial in St. Nicholas, have called, forth letters
from veterans in various parts of the country who
saw or took part in them, and all of whom attest the
accuracy of Mr. Kieffer's descriptions. His account
in the January chapters of the battle of Gettysburg,
and the mention therein of the capture and recap
ture of the colors of the One Hundred and Forty
ninth Pennsylvania regiment in a hand-to-hand
fight, has brought to the editor the following letter :
"Fort Wayne, Ind., January 4, 1832.
"To the editor of St. Nicholas: Will you please
send me Mr. Harry Kieffer's address. I wag sergeant
in company F of the One Hundred and Fiftieth
Bucktails (P. V.), and I can testify to the accuracy
of his ' Eecollections.'
" I headed that squad of men who recaptured the
One Hundred and Forty-ninth colors, but I was
badly wounded through the head just before I
reached them, and I was left on the field for dead.
" Very respectfully,
"John C. Kensill,
"Late Sergeant Company F, One Hundred and
Fiftieth P. V. (Bucktails)."
It is worthy ef note in connection with this inci
dent, and as a remarkable turn in the kaleidoscope
of affairs, that the artist who is illustrating these
"Eecollections" served throughout the war on the
confederate side, that his regiment was immediately
opposed to Mr. Kieffer's at Gettysburg, and that he
wit nessed the scrimmage for the colors so graphically
described in the text. It is indeed a strange coin
cidence that two soldiers of the opposing armies
should, only eighteen years later, be coupled as au
thor and illustrator of an account of the very battle
in which they fought against each other, when the
ranks were often not a stone's-throw apart. " We
were near enough to each other then," said the ar
tist, grimly, while recurring to the battle-day, in
the office of St. Nicholas, " you might say just across
the fence from each other, and rather too near for
comfort" ; and he heartily assented to a remark of
the publisher that "the kind of cuts he was making
now was much better than those he made then."
The only fault which Mr. Kieffer's correspondents
find with his narrative is its modest failure to do
justice to his own very creditable share in the events
described. For his army career was not merely that
of a drummer-boy; and other good authorities as
cribe to him a gallantry and faithfulness which he
chooses to forget in his own narrative. His " Eec
ollections," moreover, evince the true generosity of
a good soldier. Though pervaded by the spirit of
the army to which he belonged, they contain noth
ing to awaken or foster a sectional spirit in any part
of the country. But as a picture of the realities of
camp and battle-field, they have hardly been sur
passed. The succeeding chapters, it is announced,
will be fully equal in interest to any already pub
lished ; and the reader is soon to journey with the
army through the campaigns of Virginia, and into
the rifle-pits in front of Petersburg.
COMRADES MEET AGAIN.
One of the pleasant incidents of the recent Divis
ion convention in this city was a meeting between
Colonel C. A. Lounsberry, of Bismarc, and the ad
jutant of his old regiment, Captain H. S. Warner,
Fargo's well known architect. When the war broke
out in 1861, Lounsberry and Warner started for the
front in the First Michigan regiment, Warner as a
second lieutenant and Lounsberry as a private. In
time Lounsberry rose to the command of the reg
iment as a boy of twenty years, and Warner became
his adjutant. Their meeting here was for the first
time in twelve years. Fargo Argus.
ARREARS OF PENSION HOW SENATORS
AND MEMBERS VOTED,
Vote in tho Senate.
The question being taken by yens and nays re
sultedyeas, 44 ; nays, 4, as follows :
Allison, Iowa; Armstrong, Mo.; Barnum, Conn.;
Blnine, Me. : Booth, Cal. ; Bruce, Miss. ; Butler, S. C. ;
Burnside, R. I.; Christiancy, Mich.; Vockrcll, Mo.;
Colliding, X. Y.; Davis, Ills.; Dawes, Mass.; Dennis,
Md. ; Dorsey, Ark. ; Ferry, Mich. ; Gordon, Ga. ; Harris,
Tenn. ; Hill, Ga. ; Hoar, Mas3. ; Howe, Wis.; Ingalls,
Kan.; Jones, Fla. ; Kellogg, La. : Kernan,X.Y.; McDon
ald, Ind.; McMillan, Minn. : McPherson,. J.; Matthews,
Ohio; Muxey, Tex. ; Mitchell, Or. ; Morrill, Vt.; Paddock,
Neb. ; Patterson, S. C. ; Plumb, Kan. ; Rollins N. H. ;
Saunders, Neb. ; Sharon, New; Spencer, Ala. ; Thurman,
Ohio; Voorhees, Iud. ; "Wadleigh, X. H. ; Wallace, Peitu. ;
Davis, W. Va.; Hereford, W. Va.; McCrecry, Ky.;
Vote in tlio House of Representatives.
The yeas and nays were ordered.
The question was taken ; and there were yea?,
164 ; nays, 61 ; not voting, 65 ; a3 follows :
Aldrich, Ills. ; Bacon, N. Y. ; Bagley, N. Y. ; Baker,
John H., Ind.; Baker, William H., N. Y. ; Banks,
Mass.; Banning, Ohio; Bickncll, Ind.; Bisbee, Fla.;
Blair, N. H. ; Bliss, N. Y. ; Bouck, Wis. ; Boyd, Ills. ;
Bragy, Wis. ; Brentano, Ills. ; Brewer, Mich. ; Briggs,
X. H. ; Browne, Ind. ; Bundy, N. Y. ; Burdick, Iowa ;
Butler, Mass.; Cain, S. C; Calkins. Ind.; Campbell.
Pa.; Cannon, Ills.; Caswell, Wis. ; Chittenden, N. Y.;
Claflin. Macs.; Clark, Iowa; Clymer, Pa.; Cobb, Ind.;
Cole, Mo. ; Collins, Pa. ; Conger, Mich. ; Covert , N. Y. ;
Cox, Jacob D., Ohio; Cox, Samuel S., N. Y.; Crapo,
Mass.; Cummings, Iowa ; Cutler, N. J. ; Danford, Ohio ;
Davis, Horace, Cal.; Dean, Mass.; Deering, Iowa;
Denison, Vt. ; Dickey, Ohio; Dunnell, Minn.; Eames,
R. I.; Ellsworth, Mich.; Errett, Pa.; Evans, I. New
ton, Pa. ; Evans, James L., Ind. ; Ewing, Ohio ; Finley,
Ohio; Foster, Ohio; Freeman, Pa.; Frye, Me. ; Fuller,
Ind. ; Gardner, Ohio ; Garfield, Ohio ; Hamilton, Ind. ;
Hanna, Ind.; Hardenbergh, N. J.; Harmer, Pa.; .Har
mon, Ills.; Hart,S. Y.; Harlzell, Ills. ; Haskell, Kans.;
Hayes, Ills. ; Hazelton, Wis. ; Henderson, Ills. ; Henkle,
Md. ; Hiscock, N. Y. ; Hubbell, Mich. ; Humphrey,
Wis. ; Hungerford. N. Y. ; Hunter. Ind. ; Ittner, Mo. ;
James, N. Y.; Jones, Frank, N. HI; Jones, John S.,
Ohio; Jorgensen, Va. ; Joyce, Vt. ; Keifer, Ohio;
Keightley, Mich.; Kelley, Pa.; Kenna, W. Va. ;
Ketcham, N. Y. ; Lapham, X. Y. ; Lathrop, Ills. ; Lind
sey, Me. ; Lockwood, N. Y. ; Loring, Mass. ; Lynde,
Wis.; Mackey Pa. ; Marsh, Pa.; Marsh, Ills. ; McCook,
N. Y.: McKinley, Ohio; McMahon, Ohio; Metcalfe,
Mo. ; Mitchell, Pa. ; Monroe, Ohio ; Morrison, Ills. ;
Muller, N. Y. ; Xeal, Ohio; Xorcross, Mass.; Oliver,
Iowa; O'Neill, Pa.; Overton, Pa.; Page, Cal.; Patter
son, G. W., X. Y. ; Patterson, T. M., Col.; Peddie, X.
J. ; Phillips, Kans. ; Pound, Wis. ; Powers, Me. ; Price,
Iowa ; Pugh, X. J. ; Rainey, S. C. ; Randolph, Tenn. ;
Bea, Mo.; Reed, Me.; Reilly, Pa.; Rice, Americus V.,
Ohio; Rice, William-W., Mass. ; Robertson, La. ; Robin
son, G. D., Mass. ; Ryan, Kans. ; Sampson, Iowa ; Sapp,
Iowa; Sayler, Ohio; Sexton, Ind. ; Shallenberger, Pa, ;
Sinnickson, X. J. ; Smith, A. Herr, Pa. ; Southard, Ohio ;
Sparks, Ills. ; Springer, Ills. ; Starin, X. Y. ; Slenger, Pa. ;
Stewart, Minn.; Stone, John W., Mich. ; Strait, Minn.;
Townsend, Amos, Ohio; Townsend, M. I., X. Y.;
Townshend, R. W., Ills. ; Turner, Ky. ; Turney, Pa. ;
Veeder, X. Y.; Wait, Conn.; Ward, Pa.; Warner,
Conn.; Watson, Pa. ; Welch, Neb.: "White, Henry, Pa.;
White, Michael D., Ind. ; Williams, A. S. Mich.; Williams,
Andrew, X. Y. ; Williams, C. G., Wis. , Willis, Benjamin
A.,N. Y. ; Willits, Mich. ; Wilson, W. Va. ; Wren, New
Acklen, La.; Aiken, S. C. ; Bell, Ga.; Blackburn, Ky.;
Blount, Ga. ; Boone, Ken.; Bright, Tenn.; Cabell, Va. ;
Caldwell, Ky. ; Caldwell, Tenn. ; Candler, Ga. ; Carlisle,
Ky. ; Clarke, Ky. ; Cook, Ga. ; Cravens, Ark. ; Crittenden,
Mo. ; Davidson, Fla. ; Davis, X. C. ; Dibrcll, Tenn. ; Dur
ham, Ky.; Eickhoff, X. Y. ; Elam, La. : Ellis, La. ; Evins,
S. C. ; Fellon, Ga.; Forney, Ala.; Oarth, Ala.; Gavse,
Ark .; Gibson, La. ; Giddings, Tex. ; Goode, Va.; Hairis,
Ga. ; Harris, Va. ; Herbert, Ala. ; Hewitt, Ala. ; Hooker,
Miss.; House, Tenn.; Hunton, Va.; Jones, Ala.; Knott,
Ky. ; Ligon, Ala. ; Mayham, X. Y, ; McKenzie, Ky. ; Mills,
Tex. ; Muldrow, Miss. ; Phelps, Conn. ; Pridemore, Va. ;
Reagaii, Tex. ; Riddle, Tenn. ; Bobbins, X. C. ; Scales, X.
C. r Schleicher, Tex. ; Singleton, Miss. ; Smith, Ga. ; Steele,
X. C. ; Throckmorton, Tex.; Vance, X. C. ; Whilthome,
Tenn.; Williams, Del. ; Willis, Ky.; Yeates, X. C.
Senators not Voting on the Arrears Bill.
Anthony,R.I.; Bailey, Tenn. ; Bayard, Del. ; Beck,
Ky.; Cameron, Pa.; Cameron, Wis.; Chaffee, Col. ;
Coke, Tex. ; Conover, Fla. : Eaton, Conn. ; Edmunds,
Vt.; Eusds, La.; Garla7id, Ark.; Grover, Oregon;
Hamlin, Me. ; Johnston, Va. ; Jones, Xev. ; Kirkwood,
Iowa; ionjor, Miss.; Merri ma n, X. C. ; Morgan, Ala. ;
Oglesby, Ills. ; Randolph, X. J.; Sargent, Cal.; Teller,
Col.; Whyte, Md. ; Withers, Va.
Members of Congress not Voting on the Arrears
of Pensiou Bill.
Atkins, Tenn.; Ballou, R. I.; Bayne, Pa.; Becbe, X.
Y. ; Benedict, X. Y. ; Bland, Mo. ; Bridges, Pa. ; Brog
den, X. C. ; Buckner, Mo. ; Burehard, Ills. ; Camp, X.
Y.; "Chalmers. Miss. ; Clark, A. A., X. J. ; Clark, J. B.
Jr.; Mo.; Culberson, Tex.; Douglas, Va.; Dwight, X.
Y. ; Eden, Ills.; Fort, His. ; Franklin, Mo.; Glover, Mo.;
"Gunter, Ark.; Hale, Me.; Harris, B. W., Mass.
Hartridge. Miss. ; Hatcher, Mo. ; Hendee, Vt. ; -Henry, Md.;
Hewitt, Alvin -T., X. Y. ; Killinger, Pa. ; Kimmcl, Md. ;
Landers, Conn.; Luttrell, Cal. ; Manning, Miss,; Martin,
W. Va. ; McGowan, Mich. ; Money, Miss. ) Morgan, Mo. ;
Moise, Mass.: Pollard, Mo. ; Potter, X. Y. ; Roberts, Md. ;
Robinson, M. S., Ind.; Ross, X. J.; Shellcy, Ala. ; Slem
ons, Ark.; Smalls, S. C; "Stephens, Ga. ; Stone, Joseph
C, Iowa. ; Swann, Md. : Thompson, Pa. ; Thornburgh,
In the foregoing list Republicans are printed inRoman,
Democrats in Haiti. Those having a prefixed to their
names are in the present Congress.
At a recent meeting of the House committee to
audit claims growing out of the illness and burial of
the late President James A. Garfield the following
resolution was adopted :
Resolved, That the chairman of this committee be
instructed to notify all persons having claims
against the estate of James A. Garfield, late Presi
dent, growing out of his late sickness and burial,
to present the same to the chairman of this com
mittee on or before the 10th day of February, 1882.
In accordance with the above resolution, the noti
fication therein required is hereby given to all
whom it may concern. (Signed) E. B. Taylor, chair
man. In the French Chamber of Deputies the govern
ment has introduced its bill prescribing regulations
for the admission of foreign pork. It provides that
pork must be accompanied by certificates attesting
that it has been properly prepared and is of the de
scription known as "fully cured." The certificates
are to be issued at the place of the origin of the
pork, by local licensed experts, and certified by
French Consular agents. The importers will also
be required to declare when paying the import
duty that the meat is perfectly preserved. The
importation of uncooked chopped meat, such as
sausages, remains absolutely prohibited. A breach of
the regulations is punishable by imprisonment of
from two to six months, and a fine of from 190f. to
The number of business failures for the year 1881
was 5,929, a3 compared with 4,350 for 1880, and 6,625
for 1879. The liabilities for 1881 were $76,094,667,
and the assests, $35,964,1S0, or forty-seven per cent.:
for 1830, liabilities, $57,120,995, and the assets, $27,
430,072, or forty-eight per cent. ; for 1879, liabilities
were $99,636,352, and the assets, $48,906,176, or forty
nine per cent. The New England States show 994
failures; the Middle States, 1,409; the Southern
States, 1,313 ; the Western States, 1,502 ; the Pacific
States, 616, and the Territories, 95.
To sum up the foregoing, it appears that in three
years certain people have been swindled out of $120,
551,536, enough to pay the annual pension roll for
three years to come ; but then in the above case the
swindlers were not soldiers ; they were only busi
In a brief paper suggested by the Centennial Cel
ebration of Daniel Webster's birth, W. C. Wilkin
son, in the February Century, gives an impressive
sketch of the "Great Expounder's" personality and
his services to his country, and regrets what he
deems the injustice done to Webster's fame by a
wrong appreciation of the motives of the speech
which called forth Whittier's "Ichabod."
It is not generally known that1 the New York Tile
Club lately discovered the genuine and original sea
serpent. For the first time in history this natural
wonder has been seen by persons qualified to make
exact drawings of its appearance. Three artiste of
note (namely, Messrs. Gifford, Quartley, and Hop
kinson Smith) will publish separate portraits of this
famous creature" in the Midwinter number of The
xenu.; xjpiuu, xiis. ; - j. cccrcer, va. ; van vornis, Ohio;
Waddell, X. C; Walker, Va. Walsh, Md.; Wigginton,
Cal.; Williams, JereN.,Alt-; Williams, Richard, Oregon;
Wood, X. Y.; Wright, Pa-. ; Young, Tenn.
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WASHINGTON, D. C,
Attorney -at -Law and Solicitor of
United States and Foreign
Established in 1865.
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SELECT COMMITTEE ON THE PAYMENT OF PEN
SIONS, BOUNTY, AND BACK PAY'.
Stephen D. Lindsey, of Norridgewock, Maine,
was horn March 3, 1828 ; received an academic edu
cation : studied law, was admitted to the har, and
commenced" practice in 1853 ; was a member of the
State House of Representatives in 1856, and of the
Senate in 1868-70, and President of the Senate in
1869 ; was elected to the Forty-fifth Congress, and
was re-elected to the Forty-sixth and Forty-seventh
Congresses as a Republican,
Robert M. A. Hawk, of Mount Carroll, was born
in Hancock county, Indiana, April 23, 1839 ; entered
the Union army as first lieutenant September 4,
1862 : was promoted to captain, February, 1S63 ; was
brevetted major for soldierly conduct, the commis
sion bearing date April 10, 1865 ; was clerk of the
county court of Carroll county, Illinois, from De
cember 13, 1865, to. February 27, 1879, having been
elected four times in succession to that office : and
was elected to the Forty-sixth and Forty -seventh
Congresses as a Republican,
Washington C. Whitthorne, of Columbia, was
born in Marshall county, Tennessee; graduated at
the East Tennessee University, Knoxville, in 1843 ;
studied law, and has since practiced ; was a mem
ber of State Legislature for several years; was upon
the Breckinridge electoral ticket for the State at
large in I860: was assistant adiutant-seneral in the
provisional rebel army of Tennessee in 1861, and was
afterward adjutant-general of the State, which posi-1
tion lie held under Governor Harris until the close of
the rebellion ; his disabilities were removed by act
of Congress approved July, 1870 : was elected to'1
the Forty-second, Forty-third, Forty-fourth, and
Forty-fifth Congresses, and was re-elected to the
Forty-sixth Congress as a Democrat.
A. G. Cuetin, of Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, was
horn in 1817. Educated for and practiced the law ;
has been secretary of State of Pennsylvania, Super
intendent of Public Instruction, Governor, and
Minister to Russia. Was elected to Congress as a
James Mosgrove, of Kittanning, Pennsylvania,
was born in 1821, has been in the iron business since
1845, and is now President of the First National
Bank of his native town. Was elected to Congress
as a Democrat.
NOT TO BE FORGOTTEN.
Heads of Departments, superintendents of public
buildings, and commandants of navy-yards, &c,
should keep in view the law of the land, as laid
down in the Bevised Statutes, Sec. 175-1, to wit :
Sec. 1754. Persons honorably discharged from the mili
tary or naval service by reason of disability resulting from
wounds or sickness incurred in the line of duty, shall bt
preferred for appointments to civil offices, provided they are
found to possess the business capacity necessary for the
proper discharge of such offices.
The next section is not mandatory in its charac
ter, but is a good recommendation that ought to be
kept in view by all good citizens.
Sec. 1755. In grateful recognition of the services, sacrifices,
and sufferings of persons honorably discharged from the
military and naval service of the country, by means of
wounds, disease, or the expiration of terms of enlistment, it
is respectfully recommended to bankers, merchants, manu
facturers, mechanics, farmers, and persons engaged in
industrial pursuits, to give them the preference for appoiit-
ment to remunerative s-itualwns ana employments.
Taib, the second brother of the Bey of Tunis,
has been arrested in his own palace by the Min
isters of Waj and Marine and conveyed to the
Bardo Palace, where he is kept a close prisoner.
He is suspected of conspiring against the Bey.
The arrest has caused a great sensation in Tunis.
Sixteen Nihilsts have been arrested in Russia
while engaged in a reunion round a Christmas
tree covered with seditious emblems. Many,
other arrests have recently been made.
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A FOREIGH VIEW OF AN AMERICAN MAG
AZINE. "The Century Magazine (Scribner's. Monthly),
published in New York and London, has of late
made rapid progress among the reading public of
the United Kingdom. What the secret of its ex
traordinary popularity is we can, of course, only
conjecture. It is a bulky, well-printed magazine of
160 pages ; but its success can hardly be ascribed to,
its cheapness, for the price is Is. 4d., and some- of
our own sixpenny monthlies contain at least half
the quantity of printed matter. It is probably due
neither to its cheapness nor to any single excellence,
neither to its illustrations nor its tales, its biog
raphies, its descriptive articles, its 'Bric-a-Bxae its
'Topics of the Times,' its 'Home Society its
'Culture and Progress,' nor its 'World's Work'
alone, but to a combination of literary and artistic
merits, that the British edition can boast of so
large a circulation. Something may be due, more
over, to the Anglo-Saxon spirit, as distinguished
from the purely British or the purely Asaerican, that
pervades its pages ; it is much more American than
it is British, but it is much more Anglo-Saxon than
either, and more representative of the race than any
of the various natioaalities into which it is separa
ted. We confess ourselves to experiencing the
charm of this wider influence. But whatever its
success is owing to, the fact of its success i$ un
doubted, and it is equally undoubted that it. is un
grudged, and well deserved." Dumfries Scotland)
"Hermes Trismegistiis" is the title of the poem
nearly two pages long, which Mr. Longfellow con
tributes to the February Century. The subject of
the poem is the reputed and semi-mythical author
of numerous works which, appeared in the fourth
century of out era, setting forth the religion and
philosophy of the, new Platosists.
DR. FOSTER'S REMEDIES
FOR FAMILIAR AILMENTS.
No, I. Blood - Purifying
and Invigorating Pills,
Designed to take the place of the numerous quack
medicines that ilood the country with garish advertise
ments, and horrible, overdrawn descriptions of disease.
These pills purify the blood by stim
ulating the organs which sep
arate the worn-out and
als from that
They are corapoeed of remedies habitually prescribed
by the Doctor hhaeelf, and by most respectable physi
cians. There is nothing secret or superhuman about them.
They have been proved to be efficient in all caaes for
which they are recommended.
The indications for their use comprise the following
well-known symptoms, which are sometimes very seri
ous indeed, and at others scarcely worthy of a second
Headache, Pain in the Back and Limbs, a Coated
Tongue, Foul Breath, Disordered Digestion
Yellowish Skin and Eyes, Constipation of
the Bowels, Scantiness of Urine and Dif
ficulty of Passing: it, Low Spirits,
Nervousness, Confusion of Mind, Pal
pitation of the Heart, Violent Throbbing
at the Pit of the Stomach, Pain in the Side
dull and aching General Lassitude and Lack
of Interest in Things Usually Interesting, &c, &c.
This assemblage of symptoms, formidable though it
may appear, strung out in even this simple way, has
usually one single underlying cause, and this is Indo
lence on the part of the lungs, the kidneys, the liver,
and the skin. ,
In cases of " biliousness." you will find the skin mud
dy and dry, the breath short and easily lost oa slight
exertion, the urine scanty, noi, ana naru 10 ytiss.
What conclusion, then, is reached?
That the skin is at fault as much aa the liver ; the kid
neys as much as the skin ; and the lungs 03 much as
any of the others.
This is the true theory of the nature of a "bilious
attack" and it is the foundation of respectable medical
treatment of that condition.
The object of the class of remedies here proposed is to
enable the public to heal themselves in all proper cases ;
that is, in cases where they can do so with safety.
The Blood-Purifying and Invigorating Pills are coated
with pure gelatine.
They are practically tasteless ; are made in two sizes,
small for children and large for adulta; and in price
are much lower than any quack pill extant.
They will be sent in boxes of 25 pills, with full direc
tions for use, to any address, postage prepaid, on receipt
Price, 20 Cents per Box.
No reduction can be made for any number of boxes
whatever. The price for one box is the very lowest that
any good article of this kind can possibly be sold for.
Small sums can be sent in postage stamps or in silver
coin, by wrapping it in soft paper and enclosing it in a
securely sealed, envelope, stamped and addressed aa be
low. Name and address of sender should be written plainly,
with Town, County and State carefully included.
Dr. Foster's Remedies for Familiar
No. II. Fever and Ague Pills
without Quinine, According to the
most Modern treatment of that
Correspondence in invited. Stamps should bo enclos
ed for reply.
D. L. FOSTER, M. D.,
rOOl, South 20th St.,
Answers to Correspondents,
We are obligjyito answer certain Inquiries of Lha sama
mature in each-issue of our paper. While we ebeerfaiLy
furnish infonsatien to subscribers in this ccuima, vss,
suggest that ouch labor, tlnsa, and expense maj. besar-id
both to oHrsolves and to our correspondents, ifche-!aUisc
and other subscribers would keep a file of the pa$sr.
They could-then, at any ttaaa, burn to the Slsjand- pttfcal
My find the very incjuary answered aboui whioiu they
would hara written to us. We treat that eacitaaxi ver
aubacritxisr will profit bp this suggestion.
J. Ch. K., Troy, Okio. If the evidence is all in,
the ciaim ought to be acted upon within six or ei"ht
months from date- of examination,.
. L. II., RrxLAjJD, Vt. It will be difficult to
find any book of "Army Sosgs." We have the
words of maay, which will b published from tima
D. S., Cakdington-, Omo. Kavins been dis
charged oefore two years' service for disability other
than weiinds, you are noi entitled to Government
J. J., South Bend. Ind. The Surgeon-General
xs nearly a year behind in his reports. Pension
r i;wu uu cue jacKetmg, recording, and.
examining dipswas, then to the board of review,
and m invalid cases to the medical referee, and,
when granted, to the certificate division. These
are the chief divisions.
S. H. S.j'Homee, JIich. You should write to the
Commissioner of Pensions or your scent, if you have
one, and call up your claim.
S. J. B., Yoek, Neb. If yon will write your fall
name we will refer your c?-e to a competent and
reliable attorney in this city, who will attend to it
G. W. B., Little Barren, Tenn. The evils of
which you speak will be corrected in time. Already
Commissioner Dudley has done much to cure them.
He insists on competent testimony to show frauds or
attempted fiauds before acting. Anonymous or
irresponsible parties carry no weight with him.
J. W. S., Davis, A Government license to sell
liquors or beer does not authorize a person to sell
where selling is prohibited by State or other local
J. S., Swantos, Ohio. You should apply to your
Member of Congress if you wish a clerkship.
J. B., Cheno, III. The vote on the arrears bill
was published in issue of December 24.
M. L T., E. Walingford, Vt. We cannot, at
our present rates, offer any commission on subscrip
tions received. We put the price so low that, how
ever much we desire it, we cannot hold out induce
ments other than those found in the paper itself,
and the objects it has in view, which are to advo
cate and guard the rights of all who perilled their
lives in their country's service.
The present post-ofnee addresses of the following
named persons are desired by subscribers to Thb
National Tribune. Any one able to give infor
mation touching their whereabouts will confer a
favor by corresponding with us :
1. Surgeon Quimby, who served in the Fifteenth
2. Wm. McWhorton, Company I, One Hundred and
Forty-first New York; Lieutenant G.L. Whiting
Company K, One Hundred and Forty-first New
York; Captain Wilber F. Turtle, Comnany K.
One Hundred and Forty-first New York Simeon
Bumsey, Company K, One Hundred and Forty
first New York ; Captain J. W. Haig, Company
H, Second Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteer Ar
tillery. 3. John Carey, Wm. Godd, Frank Clifford, Company
K, Twentieth Illinois.
4. Mrs. M. B! Ball, who was a nurse in Seminary
Hospital, Georgetown, D. C. She afterwards mar
ried a Bev. Mr. Crowell, 3nd moved to LockDort.
5. The surgeon of the Thirty-third Wisconsin Vol
unteers; Captain Scott, Company F, same regi
ment : the doctor at Harvey Hospital, Madison
Wis., latter part of 1863, and first of 1864.
6. Surgeon James A. Bennett, Thirteenth, and
transferred to the Sixth New York Artillery; Cap
tain Wm. A. Pile, Twelfth Wisconsin battery,
and Cyrus P. Shepherd. Company D, Fourteenth
Eemaining answers next week.
AMERICAN LITERATURE FOR CHILDREN.
There is an old song which sing3 how a certain
venerable man delighted to pass the evening of his
days in initiating his -grandchild in the exhilarat
ing game of draughts, and how, so well did the lad
profit by his instruction, that at last "the old man
was beaten by the boy." In looking over the two
parts of Si. Nicholas this old song has come hack to
us. Certainly the producers of such literature for
our own boys and girls must look to their laurels.
Both in the letterpress and the engravings these
two volumes seem to us (though the admission touch
es our vanity or our patriotism, call it by which
name we will, something closely) above anything
we produce in the same line. The letterpress,
while containing quite as large a power of attrac
tion for young fancies, is so much more idea'd, so
much less commonplace, altogether of a higher
lite.rary style than the average production of oar
annuals of the same class. And the pictures are
often works of real art, not only as engravings, but
as compositions of original design. London Times.
By resolution of the Senate, lately passed, the
Postmaster- General was directed to furnish the
Senate with a tabulated statement of the number
of clerks in his Departmet, and also to which State
the number were credited. The list has been com
pleted, and is as follows : Alabama, 1 ; Arkansas,
2; California, 3; Colorado, 2; Connecticut,?; Dela
ware, 3; District of Columbia, 85; Florida. 1;
Georgia, 5; Illinois, 16; Indiana, 15; Iowa, 4; Kan
sas, 9; Kentucky, 1; Louisiana, 5; Maine, 9; Mary
land 37; Massachusetts, 14; Michigan, 7; Minne
sota,' 1; Mississippi, 2; Missouri, 3; Nebraska, 2;
North Carolina, 3 ; New Jersey, 14 ; New York, 45 ;
Ohio, 17; Oregon, 2; Pennsylvania, 36; Bhode
Island, 2 ; South Carolina, 6 ; Tennessee, 27 ; Texas,
3; Vermont, 8; Virginia, 30; West Virginia, 5, and
Wisconsin, 7; in all, 442.
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