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THE NATIONAL TBIBOTE: WASHINGTON, D. C, FEBRUARY 18, 1882,
i For .The National Tribune. COMPANION PICTURES. 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! II. 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 E., Department of Michigan, was held last week at 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 elected : 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 sonville prison. 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 Benton Harbor. "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 Eapids. " Our Patriotic Women," by Major C. Davis, of :Muskgon. "The American. Yolunteer," by Mr. Miller, of Little Traverse. "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 future. 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 97. 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 elected : 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 1883. 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 adopted. 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 another year. 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 received. UNTIL MARCH The success which has thus far attended our reductioi of rates to One Dol lar leads us to extend the time until March 31, 1882. ONE DOLLAR mailed us before March 31 will secure The National Tribuni1 for one year. Send on your subscriptions at once. ; Sample Copies Free -Send For One. The National Tribune, i WASHINGTON, I. C. 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 is anticipated. 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. General Orders 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. Department Commander. Official : 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 every comrade. 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, Department Commander. 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. m mm& 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 my verv friend JIcGroiarty, ot springiiem. xie was fond oi drinking. He would drink a good. 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 applause. 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. I PATENTS I GEORGE E. LEMON WASHINGTON, D. C, Attorney -at -Law and Solicitor of United States and Foreign PATENTS! Established in 1865. CAN I OBTAIN A PATENT? Send a rough sketch or (if you can) a model of yout invention to Geokgk E. Lemon', Washington DC, and a Preliminary Examination will be made of all United States Patents of the same class of inventions, and you will be advised whether or not a patent can be obtained. For this Preliminary Examination No Charge is Made. WHAT WILL A PATENT COST? If you are advised that your invention is patentable, send $20, o pay Government application fee of 15, and 85 for the urawings required by the Government. This amount is payable when the application is made. This is all of the expense, unless a patent is allowed. When allowed the attorneys fee (25) and the final Government fee ($20) is payable. ,,,.,, ,; By these termsr,you know beforehand, for notlnng, whether you are going to get a patent or not, and no attorney's fee is charged unless you do get a patent. An attorney whose fee depends on his success in obtain ing the patent will not advise you that your invention is patentable, unless it really is patentable, so far as his best judgment can aid in determining the question; hence, you can rely on the advice given after a prelimi nary examination is had. DESIGN PATENTS and the REGISTRATIO OF LABELS and TRADE-MARKS secured. CAVEATS prepared and filed. Applications for the REISSUE OF PATENTS care fully and skillfully prepared and promptly prosecuted. Applications in revivor of rejected, abandoned, or for feited cases made. Very often valuable inventions are saved in these classes of cases. If you havo undertaken to secure your own patent and failed, a skillful handling of the case may lead to success. Send me a written request addressed to the Commissioner, of Patents that he recognize George E. Lemon, of Washington, D. C, as your attorney in the case, giving the title of the invention and about the date of filing your application. An examination will be made of the case, and you will be informed whether or not a patent can be obtained. This examination and report will cost you nothing. Interference Contests arising within the Patent Office between two or more rival claimants to the same subject-matter of invention, attended to. Appeal Remedies pursued in relief from adverse office decisions. Searches made for title to inventions. Copies of Patents furnished at the regular Govern ment rates, (25 cents each, if subsequent to 1866. Pre vious patents, not printed, at cost of making copies.) Copies of Official Records furnished. Opinions rendered as to scope, validity, and infringe ment of Patents. In fact, any information relating to Patents and to property rights in inventions promptly furnished on the most reasonable terms. Correspondence solicited. Remember this office has been in successful operation since 1S65, and you therefore reap the benefits of experi ence. Address, with stamp for reply, GEORGE E. LEMON, WASHINGTON, . C. 4S Reference given to actual clients In almost every county in the United States. DR. FOSTER'S REMEDIES FOR FAMILIAR AILMENTS. Xo. I. BLOOD - PURIFYING AM) ESVIGORATING 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 injurious materi als from that fluid. 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 thought : 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 of 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. IN PREPARATION: 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, Philadelphia, Pa. 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 them. 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 to nension. -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 same request. . 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, surgeon Twentv-third Missouri Volunteers, and Lieutenant Bull, Ninety-second Ohio. 3. Kiehard Wilson, Company A, Third Ohio Cavalry. 4. Dr. Franklin Irish, surgeon of Seventy-seventh Pennsylvania Volunteers. 5. Dr. Ellis, assistant surgeon Fifth Kentueky Cavalry. 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 said date. 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 matters. 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 'rt-oicf government on file in the State Depai .nt ptptipr to thft cast ot 13. H- O'Uonnor a CitV the United States, now imprisoned in the table 71 to 79. After a spicy dt natfid in bv Messrs. Robeson. Kobin . n' York, Cox, and Randall, the resolution ! '..'. .. i. . i.t,. mams' Pri hv the insertion of several owt nam:- TAnrnTnittPfl. Thp.rA avjis dflbate but no aoi' the apportionment bill. "