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THE NATIONAL TBIBOTE: WASHINGTON, D. C, FEBRUARY 18, 1882,
For .The National Tribune.
BY W. B. n.
A summer morning: a vine-clad cottage;
Birds in the hedges piping loud;
A voice entreating; a woman weeping:
Far to the south a battle-cloud !
A blare of trumpets ; a blast of bugles;
Shot and shell flying thick and fast;
A sudden rally : a cliarge by columns ; ,
Victory, dearly won, at last!
A winter evening; a moss-grown cottage;
Winds in the hedges sob and moan ;
A voice unanswered ; a woman waiting ;
Far to the south he sleeps alone!
A burst of feeling; a show of power;
Senators follow where Duty led;
A Nation's honor ; a Nation's justice ;
What matters now? The widow's dead !
Grand Army Matters.
The fourth Annual Eneamoment of the Gh A
Department of Michigan, was held last week
Muskegon, in that State, where the comrades were
received and entertained by Phil. Kearney Post. No.
7. The various Posts were well represented and
everything passed off smoothly, as must necessarily
be the case when veterans meet to transact business
and enjoy themselves.
From the reports submitted it appears that there
arc 36 Posts in the State, 141 delegates being in
attendance at the Encampment.
The following officers for 1882 were unanimously
Department Commander, Byron E. Pierce, Grand
Eapids; S. V. C, Geo. E. Wright, Benton Harbor;
J. V. C, O. A. James, Hillsdale ; Medical Director,
F. F. French, Battle Creek; Assistant Adjutant
General, H. H. Holton, Grand Eapids; Assistant
. Quartermaster General, Milo G. Eandall, Grand
Eapids ; Chief Mustering Officer, John Todd, Ban
ger: Chaplain, Eldon Smith, Bangor. Council of
Administration, A. M. Post, Detroit; Wm. L. Eyan,
Muskegon; D. Johnson, Montague; Lyman H.
Ward, Benton Harbor, and Geo. Cook, Grand Eap
ids. First Representative to National Encampment,
W. H. Miller. Harbor Springs ; Second Bepresenta
tive to National Encampment, S. W. Swift, Detroit ;
First Alternate. Geo. B. Judd, Grand Eapids ; Sec
ond Alternate, A. F. Donahue, South Haven.
It was decided to hold the next Encampment at
Battle Creek. January IS, 1S33.
A large number of visiting members were present,
among them Department Commander Byron E.
Pierce, of Grand Eapids ; 0. A. James, of Hillsdale ;
G. E. Wright, Benton Harbor; H. S. Stephenson,
Grand Eapids ; Colonel A. T. McEeynolds, formerly
of the First (N. Y.) Lincoln cavalry, and Captains
George E. Judd and Wm. H. Miller, on the retired
list, U. S. A.
Assistant Adjutant General H. H. Holton, on be
half of comrade Colonel A. B. Lawrence, of Warsaw,
N. Y., presented to Department Commander Pierce
a gavel made from a piece of the stockade of Ander
The Encampment was closed by a grand banquet
to the comrades and invited guests, at which toasts
were given, the responses being by the following :
" Our Guests," by A. F. Temple, of Muskegon.
"The President of the United States," by Colonel
A. T. McEeynolds.
" Our Country," by L. G. Eutherford, of Hart.
" Grand Army of the Republic,' by Gen. Y. B. E.
Pond, of Quincy.
"Our Comrades Dead," by A. C. Eockwell. of
"In Memory of Late Comrades Garfield and
Burnside," by Col. L. M. Ward, of Benton Harbor.
''The Navy," by General W. L. Heath, of Grand
" Our Patriotic Women," by Major C. Davis, of
"The American. Yolunteer," by Mr. Miller, of
"Christian and Sanitary Commissions," by D. W.
Fow, of Bloomingdale.
The addresses and responses to the toasts were
felicitous to the occasion, and the comrades separated
feeling that it was good to have thus come together
to keep alive the memories of the past, and plan for
The Department of Maine, G. A. E., held its fif
"teenth annual convention at Grand Army Hall, in
"Gardiner, last week. The convention was called to
order at 10 o'clock by Department Commander W. G.
Haskell, of Lewiston. The committee on creden
tials reported the total number of delegates present
From the report of Assistant Adjutant-General D.
Horace Holman, it appears that there were at the
end of the fourth quarter of 1880 borne on the rolls
of the Department as in good standing 33 Posts, with
a membership of 1,934. During the year 1881 sev
enteen Posts were mustered in, making the number
of Posts 50. Since December 31st another Post has
been mustered in, so that the total number now is
51. The present number of cenirades is 2,946, a gain
of 1,067 since last report.
The total amount spent for charity during the
year was $1,703.31 ; of this Bosworth Post No. 2, of
Portland, spent $753.43.
The report of Geo. H. Abbott, Assistant Quartermaster-General,
was read and accepted.
The report of Seth O. Sogers, Inspector, was read,
showing that this Department is in a better work
ing condition than ever before.
The convention then proceeded to the election of
officers for the ensuing year. The following were
Department Commander, Col. A. B. Farnham.
Bangor; S. V. C, Wm. F. Bradbury, Biddeford; J.
i V. C, J. L. Pierce, Machias ; Chaplain, E. L. How
ard, Bangor; M. D., E. A. Thompson, Dover. C. of
A., J. L. Sears, Livermore Falls ; F. W. Drew, Bel
fast ; E. Y. Crockett, Bath ; C. N. Lang, Portland :
h Frank Adams, Biddeford.
Delegates to National Encampment, S. W. Lane,
Augusta; G. H. Wentworth, Waterville; S. O.
Eogers, Bath; W. K. Eipley. Alternates, A. D.
Stetson, J. O. Johnson, B. J. Hill, E. McCoy. At
Large, Seth O. Eogers, Bath.
Officers were appointed by the Department Com
mander as follows :
Assistant Adjutant -General, John F. Foster,
Bangor ; Assistant Quartermaster-General, Edward
. Johnson, Bangor.
The officers elected were installed by George S.
Merrill, Commander of the National Encampment.
The next convention will be held in Auburn in
Past Department Commander James G. B. Adams,
of Massachusetts, addressed the convention.
The Council of Administration was instructed to
procure and present a gold badge to ex-Department
Commander W. G. Haskell for ability and efficient
services, and appropriate resolutions on the death of
Generals James A. Garfield and A. E. Burnside were
A social meeting was held after the business ses
sion had been closed. The programme consisting of
short addresses, music, &c.
J. C. Walkinshaw, recently re-elected Commander
of the Grand Army of the Republic, Department
of Kansas, has issued General Order No. 1, in which
he resumes the command, and also takes occasion
to gracefully recognize the compliment paid him by
the comrades in retaining him in the position for
No more faithful officer than Commander Wal
kinshaw can be found, and the G. A. E. boys seem
to be aware of his peculiar fitness to look after the
interests of the Order.
Arnold Post, No. 4, G. A. R., Department of Rhode
Island, gave a fancy dress ball on the evening of the
8th instant, which proved an exceedingly pleasant
affair and the finest ever given by the organization.
. Department of California,. G. A. R., held its An
nual Encampment yesterday and to-day at San Jose.
Report of the proceedings will be published when
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The fifteenth Annual Encampment of the Depart
ment of New Hampshire, G. A. R., met at Porte
mouth last Tuesday and elected the following offi
cers for the ensuing term : Commander, Martin A.
Havnes, of Lake Village, was re-elected unani
mously; S. V. C, Sewell'Tilton; J. V. C, H. G.
Sherman; Medical Director, E. J. P. Goodwin;
Chaplain, D. C. Eoherts ; Delegates to National En
campment. A. B. Thompson, M. T. Donohoe, A. Bur
leigh. W. H. Weston: Alternates, G. W. Nichols,
A. J. Nichols, A. ,T. Farrer, A. W. Baker, F. P.
Cram ; Council of Administration, A. T. Twichell,
J. H. French, A. Nelson, C. B. Nichols, A. P. Horn.
Lincoln Post. No. 1, G. A. E., of Topeka, Kansas,
is A Numher 1 Post, with 160 members and addi
tional applications coming m at eacn meeting, vr.
S. E. Sheldon, now examining surgeon for pensions,
is commander, and Hon. Thomas Eyan, member of
Congress from the First District, is one of the com
rades. At the last regular meeting of Thompson Post, No.
132, G. A. E., of Oxford. Pennsylvania, the following
officers were elected to serve the ensuing year : Post
Commander, D. E. Spear; S. V. C, J. E. Strickland;
J. V. C.f Wm. E. McCullough : Surgeon, Dr. Nichols ;
Q. M., D. M. Taylor; 0. D., Levi Crowl; Chaplain,
Samuel Walker: 0. G., E. F. Cowan; Bepresenta
tive to National Encampment, Prof. William H.
Snyder ; Alternate, Samuel H. Smith.
The comrades of Eobinson Post, No. 20, G. A. E.,
were pleased last Friday evening to greet their old
Post Commander, Prothonotary Munroe, now In
spector General of the Department of Pennsylvania,
together with visiting comrades from Audenried,
Nanticoke, and Allentown. It appeared from report
of committee that the late entertainment" The Pa
triot Sons "netted for the monument fund $109.20.
Eobinson Post was never in a more prosperous and
flourishing condition than at present, both numer
ically and financially, and new comrades continue
to be mustered in at almost everjr meeting. Hazle
ton (Pa.) 3fountain Beacon.
The Sterling (Kaus.) Weekly Bulletin says that
Meade Post, No. 14, G. A. E., of that place, proposes
to celebrate Washington's Birthday by a parade,
which it is expected will be participated in by
Grand Army Posts from Laurel, Lyons, Hutchin
son, and Newton. A large attendance of old vets
At a regular meeting of Phil Kearny Post, No.
10, G. A. E., Department of California, held on Mon
day evening, February 6, the following officers were
installed to serve the ensuing year : Commander,
F. C. Lord, re-elected; S. V. C. L. C. Butch, re
elected : J. V. C, John L. McCullough ; Q. M., Geo.
L. Schnab; Adjt.. H. C. Kent; Chaplain, T. C.
Libby ; 0. D., A. H. Ward; O. G., V. Ritchie.
G A, R. ORDERS.
Headquarters Dep't of New Jersey,
Grand Army of the Eepublic,
Trenton, January 26, 1882.
No. 18. J
At the fifteenth annual session of this Depart
ment, held in the City of Trenton, on the 25th inst.,
comrade Edward L. Campbell, of Post 22, was elect
ed Commander for the ensuing year, and, having
been duly installed, he immediately assumed com
mand. In transferring to his keeping the interests and
honors of this Department, in which I have taken
just pride, I feel assured that both will be protected,
and trust that the loyal support rendered to me by
the comrades throughout the Department during
my administration will be given my successor, who
will at all times receive my earnest support and co
operation in all that tends to advance the interests
of our noble Order.
Chas. H. Houghton.
E. Lloyd Eoberts,
Asst. Adjt. General.
Headquarters Dept of New Jersey,
Grand Army of the Eepublic, m
January 31, 1882.
General Orders 1
No. 1. I , ,
I. The undersigned, having been duly elected and
installed as Department Commander, hereby as
sumes the duties of that office. He tenders sincere
thanks for the confidence reposed, in him and the
honor conferred upon him.
II. After careful inquiry he finds the Department
in a most prosperous condition, and all its business
completed by the last administration up to the date
f their retiring trom omce. ne congratulates mc
comrades upon the zealous efficiency and deserved
success with which the affairs of tfce Department
have been conducted during the past year. He ex
presses the earnest hope that the present adminis
tration may be equally successful in promoting the
interests and welfare of the Grand Army. To this
end he invokes the earnest aid and co-operation of
III. Comrade E. Lloyd Eoberts, of Post No. 44,
having been reappointed and installed as Assistant
Adjutant-General, all official correspondence will be
addressed to him at Metuchen.
IV. The headquarters ot the Department are here
by established at Trenton, N. J.
V. Comrade Richard A. Donnelly, Past Com
mander of Post No. 23, Trenton, is hereby appointed
Chief of StatF. He will be obeyed and respected ac
cordingly. Edward L. Campbell,
A FLANK MOVEMENT.
It is the intention, according to the best informa
tion, of the Ways and Means Committee to recom
mend a reduction in internal taxation to an amount
aggregating eighty million dollars. It is contem
plated to reduce the tax on whiskey and tobacco,
and to abolish the bank check stamp, the tax on
matches and on all proprietary articles. It is held
that in 'view of the immense revenues of the Gov
ernment, such a reduction can now take place with
out embarrassing the Secretary of the Treasury to
pay all the current obligations, and provide for the
interest on the public debt, as well as the sinking
fund. This is a flank movement to prevent the
passage of any more bills for the relief of the sol
diers. General Fitz John Porter had an interview with
the President last week, and another attempt will
be made to restore him to the army.
THE SODIERS' HOME FAIR.
The ex-soldiers jf San Jose, California, assisted
by the citizens of (hat city, have recently held a
fair and carnival oja week's duration, in aid of the
Veterans' Home fud. One of the features of the
entertainment conisted of a large number of dolls,
about six or eigh inches in height, and appropri
ately clothed, un itemed, and arranged, illustrative
of different sceuein the life of a soldier. Touch
ing this exhibit, tie San Jose Times says :
"First is seen th departure. The grouping here
is as good as any wlere else. The old man is weep
ing, the husband ind wife are taking a farewell
embrace, and the children are clinging to them
with features excessive of emotion. In the fore
ground, and probajly the most interesting sight, is
seen the parting of the lover and his sweetheart.
Next we come ujon the recruiting office, with all
the details and aduncts, as natural as can be. The
surgeon is examning an applicant to see if he is
sound, while the lerk is reading from the records.
Following comes ne flag presentation in the square.
The soldiers are rmed in military style, and the
beauty of the vi age is making the presentation.
From this we go qi to the camp scene. One soldier
has a chicken ail a sack of potatoes, another is
tending the pots and kettles over the fire, and
others are recliniE lazily on the ground in front of
the tent in a varifcy of attitudes. Alter this comes
the march, witfl cavalry, infantry, ambulance,
artillerv, &c. Til next scene shows the storming
of the fort by thesoldiers of the Mexican War, and
the planting the Stars and Stripes at the top, em
blematical of theapture of California. From this
we pass to the rol-call a most painfully suggestive
scene. The conpany is drawn up in line, with
some of the memfcrs wounded and scarcely able to
stand, others sick; and still others apparently only
just able to respnd to their names. Then comes
the hospital, witt the sick and wounded soldiers,
bandaged and prjpped up on pillows and attended
by nurses. Aftei this we have a scene represent
ing the way the veterans have been served. The
war is over, and lefore a house, with women at the
doors and window, appear two disabled veterans
with hand-organs While the visitor is mournfully
contemplating this Exhibition of gratitude, the con
ductress touches hin on the shoulder and points to
a scene at the rear f the booth, and there is exhib
ited what should, fe done with the veterans. The
facade of a large, andsome and imposing building
is shown with the ugn " Veterans' Home" inscribed
thereon. On the ptrch are seen a number of " vets "
in fine condition, rading, smoking, and otherwise
enjoying themselvs. This makes the visitor feel
better, and as he gos out, and his attention is call
ed to the little bulldog guarding the treasury, he
drops a half or a quarter in the receptacle and walks
out with the conscousness of having had his eyes
opened to the trutl' at last."
A laTge numbei of valuable and curious relics
were also donated to be sold for the benefit of the
fund, or else pit on exhibition during the fair.
Among the lattr were swords that had been borne
through the Eas; Indian mutiny in 1858, at Solferi
no, and in the Crimea ; swords from Borne, Mex
ico, and Japan; Modoc arrows, Malay spears, a frag
ment of Fort lumpier, specimens of confederate
money, &c, &c. but the most curious relic, so con
sidered by everybody who saw it, was a fine-tooth
comb that actualy saw service during the war of
the rebellion upn the Union side.
Tableaux, roitations, vocal and instrumental
music, together with plenty to eat and drink at
moderate cost, ed the visitors pleasantly along to
the final windhg up, which consisted of a grand
masked ball at;he Calif rnia theatre.
From all reports it seems that the success of the
fair was fully eual to the merits of the exhibition,
which were beyond question.
GRANT'S ANECDOTE OF LINCOLN.
At the dinne: of the Lincoln Club, of New York,
Monday nightm celebration of the seventy-third
anniversary oi the birth of Abraham Lincoln,
General Grant related the following anecdote of the
great War Presdent :
"After the surrender of Appomattox," said the
General, " I gae all necessary orders for the parol
ing and releashg of prisoners, and ordered General
Meade to mank the army to take the Burkville
junction of tht Richmond and Danville with the
Western Road I started back to Washington to
ston the enlistnents and purchasing of supplies and
general expenses of the army. The confederate
government aid the State government of Virginia
left Kichmondabout the same time Lee did. Ap
plause. Whei they reached Danville, and finding
they were notpursued, they stopped for a time. I
was supposed 56 be with the army, but, as I say, I
had gone on 'o Washington. After I left there I
received a letier from General Meade, forwarded to
me by telegram. The letter had been written by
Governor Smth, of Virginia, in which he said he
was the Govrnor of the Commonwealth of Vir
ginia, and as such he had temporarily taken the
State governnent to Danville. He wished to know
whether he jvould be permitted to carry on the
functions of his office unmolested. If he was not
permitted to 3o so he wished to know whether he
and his frieids would be permitted to leave the
country witlout molestation. Laughter. I re
ferred the natter to Mr. Lincoln a few moments
afterward, aid he said: 'Well, now, I am just like
friend JIcGroiarty, ot springiiem. xie was
fond oi drinking. He would drink a
deal. His friends persuaded him to join the tem
perance socife', but he was so much in the habit of
drinking tha; he had to go through the motion of
drinking by taking soda water. For two or three
days he heli to soda water, but one day he held
the glass belaud his back and said : ' Doctor, could
you not pul in a drop unbeknownst to meself?"
And I knev then as well what I was to do and
what I was to reply to Governor Smith's letter as
well as if Mr. Lincoln had made a speech as long as
the speech ot Senator McDonald." Laughter and
The bill h relation to revolutionary battle-fields
introduced y Mr. West, of New York, provides that
when any monument association may propose to
erect a monument to commemorate a revolutionary
battle-field It shall be entitled ta one dollar from
the Treasury for every dollar which it may raise
for that purpose.
GEORGE E. LEMON
WASHINGTON, D. C,
Attorney -at -Law and Solicitor of
United States and Foreign
Established in 1865.
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DR. FOSTER'S REMEDIES
FOR FAMILIAR AILMENTS.
I. BLOOD - PURIFYING AM)
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
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 serf-
ous indeed, and at others scarcely worthy of a second
Headache, Pain in the Back and Iambs, a Coated
Tongue, Foul Breath, Disordered Digestion,
Yellowish Skiu and Eyes, Constipation of
the Bowels, Scantiness of Urine and Dif
ficulty of Passing it, tow Spirits,
Nervousness, Confusion of Mind.Pal
pitation of the Heart, Violent Throbbing
at the Pit of the Stomach, Pain in the Side
dull and acliing 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 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 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 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 as be
low. Name and address of sender should be written plainly,
with Town, County and State carefully included.
Dr. Foster's Remedies for Familiar Ailments
No. II. Fever and Ague Pills without quinine, accord
ing to the most modern treatment of that disease.
Correspondence is invited. Stampsshould be enclos
ed for reply.
D. L. FOSTER, M. D.,
1001 South 20th Street,
Answers to Correspondents.
We are obliged to answer certain inquiries of the same
nature In each issue of our paper. While we cheerfully
furnish information to subscribers in this column, we
suggest that much labor, time, and expense may be saved
both to ourselves and to our correspondents, if the latter
and other subscribers would keep a file of the paper.
They could then, at any timo, turn to the file and proba
bly find the very inojuiry answered about which they
would have written to us. We trust that each and every
subscriber will profit by this suggestion.
X. B. G.. South Hancock, Me. The agency at
Concord has been discontinued. If you execute
your vouchers properly and send them to the newly
appointed agent at Augusta he will probablv pav
v . H. D., Ashmore, Ills. You should give your
brother's full name, also your own, if you wish in
quiry made ; also date when brother was last heard
from prior to his enlistment.
A. B. E.,Eochester,Mk. When a claim is made
special by the Commissioner of Pensions it goes
with other special cases to be acted upon in its turn.
It is acted upon in from two to six weeks from date
of reception of last proofs, according to amount of
business ahead of it.
A. H., Hume, Ills.
mother after soldier's
-Eemarriage of a dependent
death terminates her right
D. J. O'N., Council Bluffs, Iowa. The bills
introduced to pension prisoners of war make no
distinction between officers and enlisted men.
J. M. J., Eich Pond Grove, Ky. It is about
time for you to hear from your claim.
I. N. S., Riley, Iowa. We do not take much
stock in alleged legacies in foreign countries to
American citizens. There are some genuine in
stances, however: The means for ascertaining cor
rect information are difficult. If you will furnish
name of claimant and of the one from whom he or
she expects to take, with location of estate or resi
dence while alive of the latter, we can refer you
to a reliable person who for a reasonable compensa
tion will investigate and furnish the required facts.
Mrs. H. C. K.7 Economy, Ind. You were enti
tled to pension until you became sixteen years of
age. You should write to the pension agent who
formerly paid you, and if your name has been
dropped from the rolls for failure to draw, write us
and we will instruct you further.
J. C. S., Fort Edward, X. Y. If your discharge
is in the Pension Office you should write to the
Commissioner, giving the number of your certifi
cate, also company and Tegiment, requesting return.
If not there, write to the Second Auditor of the
Treasury, giving company and regiment, making
. H. H. D., Bolton, JS. 1. The question you
ask has been frequently answered. It requires from
two to six months for the Pension Department to
reach a claim for action after the last proofs called
for have been furnished. It is impossible to give
more definite information.
P. H. W., E. L., O. The pension of a first lieu
tenant for total disability is $17 per month ; for a
private or non-commissioned officer $8. But under
laws providing for specific disabilities the pension
of the latter class maybe increased up to $18, which
amount is allowed for any disability equivalent to
the loss of a hand or a foot. Higher rates are al
lowed for loss of one or more limbs, and for utter
helplessness requiring the attendance of another
person $72 per month is granted. In the higher
grades of disability a lieutenant would be entitled
to no more than a private ; that is, when the amount
goes above $17.5
G. S. S., West Brooklyn, Ills. 1. In writing
to a Member of Congress postage must be prepaid,
and if you wish prompt reply a stamp should be
inclosed for return postage. 2. Applications for
pensions filed since July 1, 18S0, entitle to pension,
in case of allowance, only from date of filing the
claim. 3. Briefly, the arrears of pension act pro
vided that all claims for pension filed prior to July
1, 18S0. should date back to date of discharge of
soldier, or, if lie be dead, to date of his death.
The present post-office addresses of the following
named persons are desired by subscribers to The
National Tribune. Any one able to give in
formation touching their whereabouts will confer
a favor by corresponding with us :
1. Colonel William F. Lynch, Fifty-eighth Illinois
Volunteers, or Captain Lawrence Collins, Lieu
tenant James Cassey, or any of the men of Com
pany H of said regiment who were members of
it in 1862.
2. Dr. Bluthart,
Volunteers, and Lieutenant
3. Kiehard Wilson, Company A, Third Ohio Cavalry.
4. Dr. Franklin Irish, surgeon of Seventy-seventh
5. Dr. Ellis, assistant surgeon Fifth Kentueky
6. Some officer or private of Company I, Fourteenth
Rhode Island Heavy Artillery.
7. Lieutenant Henry Daniels, Lieutenant Henry
Wolf, Orderly Sergeant Thomas Porterfield, all of
Battery D, Second Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery.
S. Captain George, One Hundred and Forty-third
New York, and formerly quartermaster Third
brigade, First division, Second Army Corps, Army
of the Potomac.
Remaining answers next week.
AN ERRONEOUS STATEMENT CORRECTED.
The following paragraph has recently been set
afloat by some reckless newspaper scribe :
The Adjutant-General of the Army has lately
made a ruling to the effect that soldiers who en
listed into the military service of the United States
prior to July 22, 1861, are entitled to the $100
bounty provided by act of Congress approved on
Many have been misled by the foregoing into the
belief that something more is coming to them. For
the benefit of all such it may be said :
1. That the Adjutant-General has made no such
ruling, because he has no power to pass upon such
2. No such ruling has been made by any officer
of the Government for the reason that it is unneces
sary, the act of Congress approved April 22, lo
covering the point fully. Said act is as follows :
Be it enacted, &c, That every volunteer, non-commissioned
officer, private, musician, and artincer,
who enlisted into the military- service of the Lmtea
State prior to July 22, 1861, under the prpclamatton
and the orders of the War Department issued m
pursuance thereof, and was actually mustered Deiore
August 6, 1861, into any regiment, company, or
batterv, which was accepted by the ar fPL
ment under such proclamation and orders, snaii De
paid the full bounty of $100, under and by virtue
of the said proclamation and orders ot the war
Deparment, in force at the time of such enlistment
and prior to July 22, 1861, provided that the same
has not already been paid
Approved April 22, 1S72.
It is proper to add that men who en
the dates specified in this act, served two ."--received
$100 bounty under act of Jul "'"-'.
not entitled under its provisions.
The House of Representatives Tue
to lay the resolution requesting the
communicate all correspondence witl
government on file in the State Depai
ptptipr to thft cast ot 13. H- O'Uonnor a
the United States, now imprisoned in
the table 71 to 79. After a spicy dt
natfid in bv Messrs. Robeson. Kobin .
York, Cox, and Randall, the resolution !
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Pri hv the insertion of several owt
TAnrnTnittPfl. Thp.rA avjis dflbate but
the apportionment bill.