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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. 0., JANUARY 28, 1882.
COMMITTEES ON PENSIONS.
For the information of those interested we pub
lish the following brief biographies of the remain
ing Members of the Senate and. House Committees
Henry M. Teller, of Central City, was born in
Allegany county, New York, May 23d, 1830 ; studied
law, was admitted to the bar in New York, and has
since practiced ; removed to Illinois in 1858, and from
there to Colorado in 18G1 ; never held office until
he was elected to the United States Senate (on the
admission of Colorado as a State) as a Republican,
and took his seat December 4, 1876, and was re
elected December 11, 1876.
Orville H. Platt, of West Meriden, was born
at Washington, Connecticut, July 19, 1827 ; received
"an academic education ; studied law at Litchfield ;
'was admitted to the bar in 1819, and has since
practiced law at Meriden ; was clerk of the State
Senate of Connecticut in 1855 and 1856; was
Secretary of State of Connecticut in 1857; was a
member of the State Senate in 1861 and 1862; was
a member of the State House of Representatives in
1864 and 1869, serving the last year as Speaker;
was elected to the United States Senate as a Repub
lican, and took his seat March 18, 1879.
Henry W. Blair, of Plymouth, was born at
Campion, New Hampshire, December 6, 1834;
received a common-school and academic education ;
studied law with William Leverett, at Plymouth ;
admitted to the bar in May, 1859, and has since
practiced ; was appointed Prosecuting Attorney for
Grafton county in 1860 ; served in the Union Army
as Lieutenant Colonel of the Fifteenth New Hamp
shire Volunteers ; was a memerof the State House
of Representatives in 1860, and of the State Senate
in 1867-68; was elected a Representative in the
Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses as a Re--public&n,
and declined a renornination to the House
- of Representatives of the Forty-sixth Congress. He
- was elected to the United States Senate as a
-ItepuHIcan, and took his seat June 20, 1879.
Ames B. Groome, of Elkton, was born at Elkton,
Maryland, April 4, 1S3S; is a practicing lawyer; in
1867 he was elected a member of the convention
which framed the present constitution of Maryland ;
in 1871 he represented his county in the House of
Delegates ; in 1872 he was elected Presidential
Elector and voted for the Hon. Thomas A. Hend
ricks for President; in 1873 he was re-elected to
the House of Delegates, but resigned early in the
session, to accept the position of Governor of the
State, made vacant by the resignation of the Hon.
Wm. Pinkney White, who had been chosen United
States Senator; his term as Governor expired in
January, 1876; in January, 1878, he was elected to
the United States Senate as a Democrat, and took
his seat March 18, 1879.
James H. Slater, of La Grande, was bern in
Sangamon county, Illinois, December 28, 1826;
received a common-school education ; emigrated to
California in 1849; settled in Oregon in 1850;
studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1854 ;
served as Clerk of tke District Court of the Terri
tory of Oregon for Benton county from 1853 to 1856 ;
was elected a member of the Legislative Assembly
of that Territory in 1857, and again elected in 1858,
;and at the same time elected a member of the
Legislative Assembly of the State of Oregon ; was
.elected District Attorney in the Fifth Judicial
District in 1866 ; was elected Presidential Elector
on the Seymour ticket in 1863; was elected a
Representative from Oregon in the Forty-second
Congress ; was elected to the United States Senate
as a Democrat, and took his seat March 18, 1879.
J. N. Camden, of Parkersburg, West Va., was
born in Lewis county of that State in 1823 ; was
.admitted to the bar in 1861; practiced law and
served two terms as prosecuting attorney of Brax
ton county; is largely engaged in business pursuits;
elected to the Senate as a uemocrax.
Howell E. Jackson was born at Paris, Tenn.,
April 8, 1832 ; received a classical education, grad
uating at West Tennessee College in 1848 ; studied
law and was admitted to the bar in 1856 ; has held
various State offiees ; and was elected to the United
.States Senate as a Democrat.
Charles H. Van Wyck, of Nebraska City, Neb.,
was born at Poughkeepsie, N. Y., in November,
1824; graduated at Rutger's College, New Jersey;
studied and practiced law; entered the Union army
as colonel of the Tenth Legion, or Fifty-sixth New
York Volunteers, and commanded it during the
war, receiving the rank of Brigadier-General ; was
elected to the Thirty-sixth, Thirty-seventh, For
tieth, and Forty-first Congresses; removed to Ne
braska in 1874; and was elected to the United
States Senate in 1880 as a Republican.
John I. Mitchell, of Willsbero, was born in
Tioga county, Pennsylvania, July 28, 1838; received
a common-school education, and passed some time
at the Lewisburg University; taught school; served
in the Union army as a lieutenant and captain in
the One Hundred and Sixth Pennsylvania Volun
teers ; was admitted to the bar in 1864, and has
since practiced law ; was member of State Legisla
ture five years, and was elected to the Forty-fifth
and Forty-sixth Congresses, and to the United
States Senate as a Republican.
select committee on the payment of pen
sions, bounty, and back pay.
Stephen D. Lindsey, of Norridgewock, Maine,
was born March 3, 182S ; received an academic edu
cation ; studied law, was admitted to the bar, 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 arniyas first lieutenant September 4,
1862; was promoted to captain, February, 1863; was
brevctted 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 1860; was assistant adjutant-general in the
provisional rebel army of Tennessee in 1861, and was
afterward adjutant-generai oi tne otate, wnicn posi
tion he held under Governor Harris until the close of
the rebellion ; his disabilities were removed by act
of Congress approved July, 1870 ; was elected to
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. Curtin, of Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, was
born 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.
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UNION VETERAN CORPS.
The Union Veteran Corps, organized Aprii 9-,, 1880,
and composed exclusively of honorably disharged
Union Soldiers and Sailors, members of the Grand
Army of the Republic, intend holding a Grand Mil
itary and Civic Fair at Masonic Temple, in the city
of Washington, commencing February 27, 1882, un
der the natronace of the following named gentle
men : Hon. Robert T. Lincoln, Sec. War; Gen. U.S.
Grant: Gen. W. T. Sherman, U. S. A.; Gen. K. u
Drum, Adjutant-General, TJ. S. A. ; Gen. J.B.Kick
etts, U. S. A. ; Gen. David Hunter, U. S. A. ; Hon. !
John A. Logen, U. S. S.; Hon. Josepn ii. nawiey,
U. S. S.; Hon. J. Warren Keifer, Speaker House
Reps.; Hon. H. M. Hoyt, Governor Fenna.; Hon.
Thomas M. Bayne, M. C, Pa.; Hon. S. C. Houk
M. C, Tenn.; Gen. Amos Webster, Adj't-Gen. D.
C. ; Hon. Frank Hatton, 1st Ass't P. M. Gen. ; Hon.
W. W. Dudley, Com. Pensions ; Hon. Gee. C. Gor
ham, Editor Xatioiial Jiepublican. ; Col. George W.
Hooker, Serg't-at-Arms, House Reps.; Maj. Geo.S.
Merrill, Commander in Chief, G. A. R. ; Capt. Wm.
Gibson, Commander Department Potomac, G. A. R. ;
Gen. W. E."Ross, Past Commander Department, Md.,
G. A. R., and others. The object of the fair is to raise
funds for the purpose of increasing and uniforming
the corps to the number, at least, of one hundred.
There being no militia law and no provision for
maintaining military organizations in the District
of Columbia, and as the corps embraces in its mem
bership representatives from nearly every State in
the Union, as well as every corps in the army during
the late war, and as it may truly be said that it is the
only national military veteran organization in the
country, its members feel that they can confidently
appeal to their comrades and friends without refer
ence to locality, to aid them in their efforts to build
up and maintain a first-class military company at
the Capital of the Nation. Contributions of money
and articles of every character and description are
therefore respectfully solicited, and will be most
thankfully received and duly acknowledged
through the local press and by mail. Cash contri
butions and articles donated maybe sent to Captain
S. E. Thomason, formerly of the One Hundred and
Seventy-sixth New York, at the armory of the
corps, 930 Pennsylvania avenue, Washington, D. C.
The members of the Corps, whose names appear
below, are from all parts of the country, and their
former comrades in arms will doubtless gladly con
tribute to the objects in view.
Captain S. E. Thomason, 14th N. Y. Vols., and 176th
N. Y. Vols.
1st Lieutenant M. E. Urell, 2d X. Y. State Militia.
2d Lieutenant T. B. Harrison, 159th N. Y. Vols., and
10th U. S. H. Artillery, (colored.)
3d Lieutenant Z. E. Thomas, 1st Iowa and 11th
Surgeon F. Donohue, 94th N. Y. Vols, and 105th N.
Q. M. E. L. Grant, 127th and 145th Pa. Vols.
Adjutant Geo. E. Corson, 17th U. S. Infantry.
Commissarv W. H. Hoover, Co. "A" W. L. Inf.
Inspector W. A. Short, 1st Excelsior Regt. 70th X.
Engineer C. Ebcrt, 1st X. Y. Vol. Inf.
Color Serg't. C. Hartell, 2d Md. Vols.
1st Serg't Robert kelson, 2d U. S. Int.
2d Serg't W. T. Kelly, 2d D. C. Vols.
3d Serg't Frank Clark, 14th N. Y. State Militia.
4th Serg't J. Nich. Callan, 2d Battery and 2d Regt.
D. C. Vols.
5th Serg't Fred Thomson, 1st Conn. Cav.
1st Corp. L. T. Jewett, Mass. Gth and 14th Vols.
2d Corp. T. S. Hussey, 12th W. V. Inf.
3d Corp. James M. Edgar, 71st Penn. Vols, and 11th
4th Corp. John M. Knowles, U. S. A. Regulars.
5th Corp. Mich. B. Buckley, 2d U. S. Cav.
Gth Corp. R. E. Smith, 62d Penn. Vols.
7th Corp. S. M. Gordon, 52d Ohio Vols.
8th Corp. W. H. Fuss, D. C. Vols.
Drum-Major C. H. Bliss, Ills. Vols.
Ackerman, M. L., 40th N. J. Vols.
Boyd, C. C, 11th Md. Vols.
Breman, James, 127th N. Y. Vols.
Brown, C. W., 5th Ken. Vols.
Burke, T. S., Mass. Vols.
Beach, D. W., Ills. Vols.
Cook, L. B., 16th Regt. U. S. A.
Collins, J. H., Penn. Vols.
Carnell, J. F., Penn. Res.
Campbell, Jas. D., Penn. Vols.
Dickinson, John H., Metropolitan Rifles and 50th
N. Y. Vols.
Daniels, Paul, U. S. Navy.
Fenton, D. W., Penn. Vols.
Guilford, William, U. S. Navy.
Gardner, H., 34th Mass. Vols.
Hunt, J. B., 51st N. Y. Vols.
Hinchman, W. H., U. S. Navy
Hopkins, F. T., Tyler's Battery Md. Vols.
Joyce, Austin, 181st Ohio Vols.
Murphy, D. A., 5th Conn, and 20th Conn. Vols.
Myers, W. H., 85th and 183th Penn. Vols.
Moulder, John N., Hospital Steward U. S. A.
Neale, F. D., U. S. Navy.
Perkins, C. A., Gth Maine Vols.
Robinson, A. N., Ind. Vols.
Shaw, A. D., D. C. Vols, and 71st Penn. Vols.
Shortell, John, 2d Bat. D. C. Vols., 1st Maine, and
1st Md. Cav.
Spencer, W. J., Wis. and Minn. Vols.
Stewart, James A., 155th Penn. Vols.
Traphagen, P. S., 7th 111. Cav.
Welch, J., Penn. Vols.
Chase, B. F., 31st 111. Vols.
Franklin, Beuj., 2d Bat. D. C. Vols.
A perusal of the February number of this enter
prising monthly will satisfy even those who are
inclined to be captions that the publishers are de
termined to keep their place in the front rank of
those whom we may designate as purveyors of
literature and interesting information for the
people. In "A Clever Town Built by Quakers " we
have a bird's-eye view of Philadelphia in its social
aspect, and " French Political Leaders" introduces
the reader to some of the leading spirits of Repub
lican France. Mr. W. H. Bishop contributes a paper
upon " Commercial, Social, and Political Mexico"
which cannot fail to interest, and Mr. John Fiske
deals with "The Romance of tho Spanish and
French Explorers in the New World." In our judg
ment, however, tho most timely article and of
deepest interest is that upon the American Lifo
Saving Service, the operations of which are little
known outside of official circles. Several short
stories, a continuation of the serial "Anne," poems,
and the usual gossip and miscellany make up a
most readable number.
Harper & Brothers, publishers, New York city.
ARREARS OF PENSION HOW SENATORS
AND MEMBERS VOTED.
Yoto in the Senate-
The question being taken by yeas and nays re
sulted yeas, 44; nays, 4,. as follows
Allison, Iovra; Armstrong, Mo.; Barnumr Conn. ;
Blaine, Me. ; Booth, Cal. ; Bruce, Miss..; Butler, S. C, ;
Burnside, R. I.; Christiancy, Mich.; CockreU, Mo.;
Conkling, N. Y.; Davis, Ills.; Dawes, Mass.? Dtnnia,
Md. ; Dorsey, Ark. ; Ferry, Mich. ; Gordon J3a. j Burrix,
Tenn. ; Hill, ta. ; Hoar, Mass. ; Howe, Wis. ; IngalLs,
Kan.; Jones, F1a; Kellogg, La.: Kernans'ifJY.i. MhDon
aW,Ind.; McMillan, Minn. ; McPhersonrS, J; Matthews,
Ohio; MaxeyTex-; Mitchell, Or.; Morrill, Vt.; Paddock,
Neb.; Patterson, S. C; Plumb, Kaa.; Bollios N. H.;
Saunders, Neb. ; Sharon, New; Spencer, Ala. ; Thurman,
Ohio ; Voorhers, Ind. ; Wadleigh, N. H. , Wallace Penn. ;
Davis, W. Va.; ffeisford, W. Va.p MaCreerrjs Ky.;
Vote in the House of Representative's.
The yeas and nays were ordered.
The question was taken ; and there wese yeas,
164; nays, 61; not voting, 65 ; a3 follows:
Aldrich,nis.; Bacon, N. Y.; Bagley, N. Y.; Baker,
John H., Ind.; Baker, William H., N. Y.; Banks,
Mass.; Banning, Ohio; Bicknell, Ind.; Bisbee, Fla. ;
Blair, N. H. ; Bliss, N. Y. ; BoucJ:, Wis. ; Boyd, Ills. ;
Bragg, Wis. ; Brentano, Ills. ; Brewer, Mich. ; Briggs,
N. H. ; Browne, Ind. ; Bundy, N. Y. ; Buzdick, Iowa ;
Butler, Mass. ; Cain, S. C; Calkins, Ind.; Campbell,
Pa.; Cannon, Bis.; Caswell, Wis. ; Chittenden, N. Y.;
Claflin, Mass. ; Clark, Iowa; Clymery Pa.; Cobb, Ind.;
Cole, Mo. ; Collins, Pa. ; Conger, Mich. ; Covert, N. Y. ;
Cox, Jacob D., Ohio; Coxy 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. ; Euring, Ohio ; Fimley,
Ohio; Foster, Ohio; Freeman, Pa.; Frye, Me. ; Fuller,
Ind.; Gardner, Ohio; Garfield, Ohio; Hamilton, Ind. ;
Hanna, Ind.; Hardenbergh, N. J.; Harmer, Pa.; Har
rison, Ills. ; Hart, N. Y. ; Hartzell, 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. II.; Jones, John S.,
Ohio; Jorgensen, Va. ; Joyce, Vt. ; Keifer, Ohio;
Keightley, Mich.; Kelley, Pa.; Kenna, W. Va.;
Ketoham, N. Y. ; Lapham, N. Y. ; Lathrop, Ills. ; Lind
sey, Me.; Locf:wood, 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.; Neal, Ohio; Noreross, Mass.; Oliver,
Iowa; O'Neill, Pa.; O'erton, Pa. ; Page, Cal.; Patter
son, G. W., N. Y. ; Patterson, T. M., Col. ; Peddie, X.
J. ; Phillips, Kans. ; Pound, Wis. ; Powers, Me. ; Price,
Iowa; Pugh, N. J.; Rainey, S. C.; Randolph, Tenn.;
Rea, Mo.; Reed, Me.; JReilly, Pa.; Bice, Americus V.,
Ohio; Rice, William W., Mass.; i?o&erison,La. ; Robin-
orr Ci T Afnacj T?vnn Knnn fismnunn Town finnn
Iowa; Sayler, Ohio; Sexton, Ind. ; Shallenberger, Pa, ; I
Smmckson, is. J. ; smith, A. nerr,l'a. ; (southard, Ulna:
Sparte, Ills. ; Springer, Ills. ; Starin, N. Y. ; Stenger, Pa. ;
Stewart, Minn. ; Stone, John W., Mich. ; Strait, Minn. ;
Townsend, Amos, Ohio; Townsend, M. I., N. Y.;
Townshend, B. HI, Ills.; Turner, Ky.; Turney, Pa.;
Veeder, N. Y.; Wait, Conn.; Ward, Pa.; Warner,
Conn.; Watson, Pa. ; Welch, Neb.; White, Henry, Pa.;
White, Michael D., Ind. ; Williams, A. 8. Mich.; Williams,
Andrew, N. Y. ; Williams, C. G., Wis. , Willis, Benjamin
.d.,N.Y.; Willits, Mich. ; Wilson, W. Vn. ; Wren, Nev.
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, N. C. ; Dibrell, Tenn. ; Dur
ham, Ky. ; Eickhoff, N. Y. ; Elam, La. ; Ellis, La. ; Evins,
S. C. ; Felton, Ga.; Forney, Ala.; Garth, Ala.; Gause,
Ark .; Gibson, La. ; Giddings, Tex. ; Goode, Va.; Harris,
Ga. ; Harris, Va. ; Herbert, Ala.: Hewitt, Ala.; Hooker,
Miss.; House, Tenn.; Hunton-, Va. ; Jones, Ala.; Knott,
Ky. ; Ligon, Ala. ; Mayham, N. Y. ; McKenzie, Ky. ; Mills,
Tex. ; Muldrow, Miss. ; Phelps, Conn. ; Pridemore, Va. ;
Beagan, Tex. ; Riddle, Tenn. ; Bobbins, N. C. ; Scales, N.
C. ; Schleicher, Tex.; Singleton, Miss.; Smith, Ga. ; Steele,
N. C. ; Throckmorton, Tex.; Vance, N. C. ; IVhtlthorne,
Tenn. ; Williams, Del. ; Willis, Ky. ; Yeate-s, N. C.
LippincoWs Magazine for February opens with an
illustrated article, the first of two, on the Gulf
Coast. The writer, Mr. Barton D. Jones, was sent
by the Secretary of the Interior to examine the
Government lands in that region, and the informa
tion he gives is novel and interesting. Dr. Felix
L. Oswald has another article on Animal Pets, en
livened with anecdote and charmingly illustrated.
"The Capture of Derne," by Charles Burr Todd, re
vives an almost forgotten episode in American his
tory, the expedition against Tripoli tinder General
William Eaton, whose letters and diaries, as cited
in the article, bear testimony to the adventurous
spirit in which the enterprise was conceived and
the difficulties amid which it was carried on. "An
Afternoon in Rome," and a frontier sketch, " For
Life," by Helen Campbell, are highly readable pa
pers. In fiction we have "Grant's Luck," by Mary Etta
Smith, "A Vicar in Ebony," by M. A. Collins, " Bum
mer and Lazarus," by Margaret Hosmer, and the
second installment of "Stephen Guthrie." Thero
are poems by Eose Terry Cooke, Charlotta Perry, and
Charles L. Hildreth, and many interesting papers
in the editorial departments.
J. B. Lippincott & Co., Publishers, Philadelnhia,
THE CENTURY ILLUSTRATED MONTHLY.
It is only necessary to glance at the table of con
tents of the February (midwinter) number of this
magazine in order to assure one's self that time will
be profitably and pleasantly employed in reading
the variety of matter which it presents. "The
Tile Club Ashore ; " " Brother Stolz'sBeat," a paper
relating to the early Moravian settlement at Beth
lehem, Pa. ; " Esmeralda," a play, by Mrs. Frances
Hodgson Burnett ; " Hu mis Trismigistus," a new
poem by Longfellow ; " The Phidian Age of Sculp
ture;" "Significant Aspect of the Atlanta Exposi
tion ; " " The Proposed National Library Building ;"
and the serials, "A Modern Instance" aud "Through
One Administration," make up the principal arti
cles, most of wnich are richly illustrated.
The usual literary chat, home topics, and bric-a-brac
complete the number.
Published by the Century Company, New York
Last Saturday a large fire in Atlanta, Georgia,
destroyed several hundred thousand dollars worth
During the last week the Cumberland River
reached a height never before known. Much
damage was done by the inundation in the vicin
ity of Nashville, Clarksville, Johnson ville, and
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WASHINGTON, B. C
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most reasonable terms.
Remember this office has been in successful operation
since 1865, and you therefore reap the benefits of experi
ence. Address, with stamp for reply,
GEORGE E. LEMON,
WASHINGTON, D- C.
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 flood 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 i
They are composed of remedies habitually prescribed
by the Doctor himself, and by most respectable physi
cians. There is nothing secret or superhuman about them.
They have been proved to be efficient in all cases 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, Fain 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 Tlirobbing
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 on slight
exertion, the urine scanty, hot, and hard to pass.
What conclusion, then, is reached?
That the skin is at fault as much as the. liver ; the kid
neys as much as the skin ; and the lungs as 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 hero 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 lare for adults; and in price
are much lower than any quack pill extant.
They will be sent in boxes of 25 pills, with full direc
tions lor use, to any address, postage prepaid, on receipt
Price, 20 Cents per Box.
No reduction can be made for any numler 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 as be
low. Name and address of sender should be written plainlv,
with Town, County and State carefully included.
Correspondence is invited. Stamps should be enclos
ed for raply.
D. L. FOSTER, M. D.,
lOOl South 20th St.,
Answers to Correspondents.
"We are obliged to answer certain Inquiries of the sam
nature In each issue of our paper. While we cheerfully
furnish information to subscribers in this column, wo
suggest that much labor, time, and expense may be saved
both to oHrsclves and to oar correspondents, if the latter
and other subscribers would keep a file of tho paper.
Thef could then, at any time, turn to the file and preba
bry find the very Inqoiry answered about which they
would have -written to no. We trust that eaeh and everr"
subscriber will profit by this suggestion.
P. H. W., E. L., Ohio. See The National Tei
bune January 14. Pension Office ratings.
A. B. E., EocnESTERr Minn. Increase on new
disability trader existing law would only commence
from date of filing, unless applicatioo was made
prior to July 1, 1830.
K. M., Sax Francisco-, Gal. The- person who.
vfishes address of John lliwnay, should inform The
National Tribune in what company and regi
ment he enlisted, and if possible, when and where
discharged. Then the notice will be inserted.
P..D., Kesac-a, Cae. If yau are disabled as a re
sult of your wound or military service, you are
entitled to pension. But it would probably b dif
fieult to establish your disability, inasmuch as you
subsequently served eight years in the- Eegulas
army. You eoald only draw for period of. the dis
ability, and then only when not in the military or
naval-service of the United States.
J'- W. B., Habeisonburg, Va. Yeu can get the
book by writing to the publishers, Charles Scribner's
Scns,.New York city. The price is one dollar, post
age to-be added. Or you mfght get it of booksellers
in this city.
J18., Marshall, III. Bsth claims will, probably;
be-disposed of at the same time.
Si. G'., BLiNNr Essex Junction, Ve. It takes
fiom four to six months from date of completion, of
case for it to be reached in its order for action.
E. L., Des Moines, Iowa. Every true patriot
should be ready to fight for his country whenever
occasion demands that he should do so. Tho cost
should not deter him fiom volunteering his services,
nor should it prevent the Nation from, being just
and generous to ham alter the emergensy had. passed.
15 the ex-soldierswill only unite with The Nation,
al Tribune, giving it their support, we beliova-we
can guarantee Shat justke will eventually be dane
L. H. B., Niantic, lo.. In answer to first and
second question,, we do not see that you can, make
any claim. In answer to third question: Testimony
of comrades will be accepted whes that of oncers
tannot be obtained.
G. W. L., Ridseway, Ohio. Will you sead us
name of soldier who, as you alleged,, fired the shot
killing Zollieoffer. 1. We do not think t&ere is
any immediate prospect of the passage of a bill
granting land warrants for servicea in the last war.
Such legislation may be had in time,, however,
though it is doubtful. 2. A soldier is entitled to a
discharge at the end of each enlistment ; but if he
veteranized, that fact may be stated in the one dis
J. F., Hymeba, Ind. 1. The first examination
was not satisfactory. 2. You will be notified if your
claim is rejected. 3. It is about time you heard
C. J.B., Welcome, JIinn. The time varies from
two to three weeks up to several months, according:
to the number of cases ahead of it awaiting action,.
F. N. K., Henderson, N. J. Something like
three thousand claims were allowed last month,
and we are satisfied no partiality was shown in
favor of any particular locality. Your section rep
resents only a small fraction, territorially, of New
York even, and when you com to distribute the
number of certificates granted among all the States,
your proportion would be very little indeed. Your
time will come, however, in due course.
C. W., Choconest, Pa. 1. If there are no living
witnesses to the origin of disability, the soldier may
obtain pension if there is record evidence showing
the required facts. 2. The Government does not
furnish means to. enable claimants to procure evi
dence to establish their cases. 3. It is too early ia
the session to say whether the equalization bounty
bill will pass or not. 4. The claim of soldier would
not be favorably considered by Congress as long as
it appears that the evidence necessary to prosecute
claim in Pension Office can be furnished. The case
must be rejected by the Department before Congress
will act. 5. The soldiers have lost an enemy and
gained a friend by change of Commissioner of Pen
sions. J. J. A., Sue City, Mo. The delay is in the Pen
sion Office. There is no better attorney than the
one you now have. It takes the Department from
four to six months to reach a case for examination
after the last proofs are in sometimes longer.
Capt. P., Troy, N. Y. We have a large amount
of interesting matter concerning Libby Prison
more than we can use for a year to come. We have
retained your address, and if we find we can avail
ourselves of your kind offer will write you.
G. W. M., Athens, Pa. The bills to which you
refer will be published, probably in our next issue.
J. H. T., Vernon Centre, Minn. The length
of time required to settle a claim for increase of
pension depends, to a great extent, upon the nature
of the casc character of praofs required, &c Mr.
Lemon is a thoroughly reliable attorney, and will
hasten matters as much as possible.
F. C, Fernandina, Fla. You should hear from
your case within two or three months. You will
be notified so soon as it has been actei upon.
Fairplay, Bass River, N. B., Can. If you will
request the Commissioner of Pensions to call upon
the Second Auditor of the Treasury for the proofs
to which you refer he will do so.
J. W. D., Hamburg, Iowa. Pay of privates in
creased to $16 per month after May 1, 1864. There
was no law increasing pay of teamsters above $14
per mouth, but they were allowed from $20 to $25,
according to the exigencies of the occasion demand
ing their services.
J. T., Moulton, Ala. Pensions of war 1812 date
from passage of act March 9, 1S78.
J. E. C, Clinton, Mass. Banks and Shields
were in command of Winchester from May to June,
1862; General Julius White from June to September
of the same year.
E. M., Middletown Conn. It is a rule of the
Pension Office that no papers filed in a case can be
J. E., Casey, III. According to official reports,
the following troops were stationed at Altona Pass,
Georgia, October 5, 1S64, viz: Seventh, Twelfth,
Fiftieth, Fifty-seventh, and Ninety-third Illinois
Volunteers, Twelfth Wisconsin Battery, and part of
the Eighteenth Wisconsin Infantry Volunteers, Sev
enth and Thirty-ninth Iowa, Fourth Minnesota In
fantry Volunteers, Fourth Missouri Infantry Vol
unteers. Tho present post-office addresses of the following
named persons are desired by subscribers to THE
National Tribune. Any one able to give infor
mation touching their whereabouts will coi' r ?
favor by corresponding with us :
1. Sergeant Hickey, and privates Johnson and In k
ley, Company E One Hundred and Sixty--:1''
New York Volunteers.
2. Captain Henry J. Sheets, Ninth Kentucky Cav
3. William Spencer or James Spencer, foruir
Company A, One Hundred and Twenty-tit ir;
4. Dr. Wyman, late Surgeon Twenty-first Missouri
5. Some of the officers or men who were rueinb1
of Compauv B, Tweutv-eighth Illinois Initotrr
Remaining answers next week.