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THE JSTATTOIMi TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. 0., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1883.
Tribune Posts, bnt wo expect you will divide tho honors with us." Comrade William II. Mix, Eldon, Wapello county, Iowa, writes us that the following are the officers of Post No. 73 at that place: Com mander, William H. Mix; S. V. C, Orlando Daniels: J. V. C, Jacob Overturf; Surgeon, George H. Baker; Chaplain, F. blathers; O.D., Charles Friend; O. G., Charles Thompson; Adj't,E. II. Thomas; Q. M., James Grewell; Q.M. Serg't, W. H. Morgan; Serg't Maj., Chas. Dibble. Tho Post is rapidly increasing in num bers. Tho comrades are taking much interest in its progress, aro uniformed, and are fitting up a new hall. Comrade J. P. Carter, Shenandoah, Iowa, writes us that Buruside Post, No. 50, at that place, is doing well, and all comrades going that way will always find a hearty welcome from the Post, and a cup of cofl'eo in truo army style. Our correspondent says, in answer to the cry of fraud, that during years of experi ence in taking evidence for the Pension De partment he has alwavs found the testimony offered honest and conscientious, and can see no way in which fraud could lie perpetrated. Comrade C. 51. Cross writes us that Eedficld Post, No. 26, Perry, Iowa, has a membership of fifty-seven, and recruits aro being enlisted at almost everv meeting. The officers aro: Com-, mander, W. H. Chandler; S. V. C, John.W.' Diddv; J.V. C, Levi Thornburg; 0. D., Ki F. 31. Eoush; O. G., A. W. Parmenter; Q. M., James L. Thompson; Chaplain, L. P. Wilcox; Surgeon, Dr. S. Pangburn; Ad.j't, CM. Cross; t. M. S., II. B. Lee ; S. 21., E. S. Cross. "Taps," Crcston, Iowa, writes us that fifty loyal sons of the North constitute John A. Eollins Post, No. CI, at that place, which is prosperous, and adding recruits at every meet ing. Its officers aro: Commander, Cant. Geo. W. Hicks; S. V. C, T. J. Stafford ; J. V. C, Dr. W. II. Christie; Chaplain, 21. Dargetts ; Adj't, S. Eusscll; Q. JL, D. Woolcy; 0. D., J. B. Jor don; O. G., H. Eockwcll. Comrade Pr. E. Bailey, of Sheldon, Iowa, re cently mustered' a Post at Sibley, Osceola co., Iowa, with fourteen charter members, of whom tho following were installed as officers: Com mander, D. J. Spencer; S. V. G, C. 21. Bailey; .i. V. C, S. A. Wright; Q. 21.. T. 0. Wilbern; Surgeon, J. II. Douglass; 0. D., Gus. O'Neill; 0. G., J. Blair; Adj't, W. 2L 2Iooro; S. 2L, Geo. Carew; Q. M. S., E. C. Jenkins. Comrade W. E. McCutcheon Washington, Iowa, writes us that Post No. lOri, of that place, although only three months old, now musters Jlity members. They are considering the pro priety of producing some drama of the war, and will be glad to receive suggestions from other Posts as to the bst play to present. Comrade C. J. Carbaugh, Clinton, Iowa, writes us that N. B. Baker Post, No. SS, of that place, now uumbers eighty members, and is iu a flourishing condition. Elisha B. Townsend Post, No. 100, Bloom field, Iowa, has elected Comrade L. P. Bates correspondent 1'cr The Tribune. MISSOURI. Comrade George H. Armstead, Carterville, Jasper county, 2Iissouri, writes us that on the ,24th ult. Comrade Jesse Ehoads, Post Com mander, assisted by Comrades S. E. Wetzel and J. W. Burch, of Staunton Post, No. 1C, mustered Ault Post at that place with seventeen charter members, and installed the following officers: Commander, B. B. Hodge; S. T. C, Joseph S. Wilson; J. V. C, George H. Armstead; O. D., L.W.Spencer; 0. D., .lames A. Jackson ; Chap lain, J. J. Jefires; Surgeon, Charles H. Lilli bridge; Q. 31., George Eobinsou ; Adj't, J. E. Harbaugh; Serg't 2raj., G. W. Knight; Q.3L Serg't, Charles A. Meeker. There are a num ber of old soldiers in Carterville and vicinity who intend to join the Post, and with the in terest Bhown by the officers and members there is no doubt of it3 success. Two recruits came in at the last meeting. Our correspondent has been appointed by the Post as agent for The Tribune. Comrade 0. C. Denslow, Boynlon, Sullivan co., Mo., writes us that E. E. Eockwood Post, No. 39, at Xcuia, 3Io., organized in Ocroberlast with twenty-one members, now has 30. This Post has had a larger membership, but Posts recently mustered at Unionville, Pollock and Milan, in the same county, have taken sway some of the comrades. , " i .. KANSAS. William H. Lytle Post, No. 32, Fort Scott, Kansas, had a grand public installation of offi cers last month. Junior Vico Department Commander Homer W. Pond installed tho fol lowing comrades: Commander, W. B. Shock ley; S. V. C, H. 0. Peuicie; J. V. C, J. 31. Stanley; Q. 31., H. Frankenburger; Chaplain, B. Hudson; O. D., C. II. ILiynes; 0. G., E. A. Blakely; Adj't, H. G. Herrick; Q. 21. S., L. B. Welch; P. S., V. W. Sunderland; S. 31., T. W. Price. At the conclusion of tho ceremony, Comrade Shockley invited those present to a repast prepared by the wives of the old soldiers. After a few remarks by Comrade S. S. Brinkrr lioff and a prayer by Bev. 2Ir. Porter, the viands were heartily enjoyed. Then followed 6hort speeches by Comrades J. D. Hill, Emory, Gen. John A. Eicc, Col. W. B. Pcanall; Col. Nichols, of Columbus, Kan.; Frank Hiatt, of Hiattsville; H. C. Phenicio, Gen. Homer B. Pond, Frank Arnold, of Baxter Springs ; Biley, Bev. 2Ir. Porter, Andy Butler, and Charles Smith. In conclusion, a vote of thanks was tendered to the ladies who got up tho collation. The Post has 110 members and a drum corps of thirteen musicians, who are the best uniformed in the State. Comrade W. Lockstone, Junction City, Kan., writes us that the horse formerly owned by Dougal, of Company M, Second Colorado cav alry, is now owned by John E. Boss & Sons, grocers, of that city, to whom ho was sold in lbG5, when about nine years old. He does his work about as well as ever, but wants to go with every body of troops that passes by. The plaving of a band sets him fairlv wild. Ho was known as " Old Soldier." Comrado Gil. White, Clifton, Kan., writes us that at the last meeting of Sedgwick Post, No. 2-1, at that place, Comrade Scott was appointed agent for The Tribune, and ho will soon be heard from with a long list of names. Com rade White wishes to obtain the name and address of the soldier boy of tho One Hundred and Fifteenth 0. V. L who shot aud killed tho rebel Captain Van Houton at Wartracc, Tenn. The following arc tho officers of Fall Eiver Post, No. 112, Fall Eiver, Greenwood countv, Kan.: Commander, W. A. Winsal; S. V. C, W. CV Dunbar; J. V. C, 51. Eobinson; Adj't, Wil liam Gardner: Chaplain, J. Hunt; Surg., I. Cutright; Q. 3L, C. Dolson; O. D., L. Morgan ; O. G., ; Q. 21. S.f A. H. Penny; S. 3L, E. Bulock. Comrade T. N. King, Sedan, Kan., sends us tho following list of officers of Stone Eiver Post, No. 74, of that place: Commander, E. G. Ward; S. V. C, Dan Stough; J. V. C, J. E. Lewis ; Chaplain, A. E. Newman ; Q. 3L, J. B. McGIll; Adj't, Burton Smith; O. G., A. C. Hillegoss; 0. D., Captain George Hurst; S. 2L, Georgo Clay? Q. M. S., James C. Brooks. Abilene Post, No. 63, Abilene, Kan., organ ized '.at Juno with twenty-eight charter mem oirs, now has 132 comrades on tho rolls.. At a t "cent meeting a committee was appointed to ape a movemout to establish a soldiers' home and annual Encampment grounds upon the Fort Biley reservation. A petition has been signed by thousands of the old soldiers of Kansas praying Congress to establish a Soldiers' Homo in that State. The petition originated with General Lythe Post of the Grand Army at Fort Scott. Comrade A. Clark, Nickcrson, Kan., writes us that he has been appointed correspondent and canvasser for Eeuo Post, No. 83, and as evidence of his good wishes sends us three new subscribers. Comrade Joe Pym, Commander of Sedgwick Post, No. 21, Clifton, Kansas, writes us that Comrade Scott has been detailed to solicit sub scriptions to Tbe Tribune. NEBRASKA. Comrado John S. Fitch, Elk Valley, Dakato county, Neb., -writes us that Stonenian Post, No. 116, Ponca, Nob., had a public installation of officers on tho 27th ult., on which occasion an excellent programme, consisting of the sing ing of old army tongs; a recitation, "Cover Thorn Over," effectively dolivcred by 2Iiss Ben nett; an address on the G. A. B., by Comrade lion. Judge J. B. Barnes, and anecdotes, nwd a feong by Adjutant Kingsbury, wsis enjoyed. Resolutions were adopted favoring peusious to ex-prisoners of war. On Washington's Birth day the Post proposes to have a parade. Comrade A. B. Cleveland, Decatur, Burt co.. Neb., writes us that Gordon Grainger Post, No. 117, at that place, has installed tho following officers: Commander, J. B. Farnsworth; S.V. C.,E. A. Eock; J. A7. C, Geo. White; O. D., W. B.Atwater; 0. G., Lew Higley; Chap., J. 31. Peebles ; Surg., 31. J. Kenyon; Q. 31., A. B. Clovcland; Adj't, Ira Thompson; S.3L, Daniel 2Iorley; Q. 31. S., Thos. Wood. The Post was organized in October last and is flourishing. Its membership is about thirty. A Washing ton's Birthday party will be given for the benefit of the relief fund. Comrade Thomas 21. Bell, Osceola, Nebraska, writes us that J. F. Eeynnlds Post, No. 2G, at that place, had a rousing Camp-firo on the 21th i ultimo the largest and best ever held in Polk j county. The programme included music by the S'tromsburgh and 0ccola bands, a speech by General Wheelcn, songs by 2fiss Ida 3Iills and others, anecdotes, reminiscences, &c j Comrado Augustus Smith, North Platto, Neb., writes us that Douglass Post, No. 69, of that place, now numbers sixty-thrco members. COLORADO. Comrado Thomas Crismau, Golden, Colorado, writes us that Todd Post, No. 3, of that place, now numbers thirty-six members, and new re cruits aro being mustered in at each meeting. Tho Commander is L. H. Ealston; S. V. C, J. T. Boyd ; J. V. C, D. K. Lee. Tho Colorado Legislature, on tho 8th inst., appropriated $21,000 for entertainment of the Grand Army of the Eepublic, who hold a Na tional Encampment at Denver during the com ing summer. Tho city of Denver will donate $20,000 more. NEW MEXICO. Thomas Post, No. 1, Las Vegas, N. 2L, Com rade J. J. Fitzgcrrell, Commander, had a rous ing Camp-fire on the 6th inst., on which occa sion a regular army banquet was served. Pro fessors 3Iay and Spencer furnished tho music. Speeches and reminiscences of camp lifo closed a pleasantly spent evening. Tho Massachusetts Relief Corps. To tho Editor National Tribune : In your issue of the 1st inst. was published a synopsis of tho Eules and Eegulations govern ing tho Belief Corps of the Department of Maine, or rather of Burnsido Corps of that Department. The Eules and Eegulations of the Belief Corps (auxiliary to the G. A. E.) of this State are similar to thoso of 3Iaino. The only exception of importance which I notice concerning elegibility to membership, which is not restricted to mothers, wives, sisters and daughters of soldiers, but is open to all loyal ladies. The Belief Corps of this State has a Department organization under 3Ir3. E. Flor ence Barker, who cannot bo excelled as a pop ular presiding officer. The fourth annual con vention of the Belief Corps of this Depart ment was held in Boston, January 30th and 31st, and tjhe various reports were highly satis factory, the total number of subordinate Corps being twenty-one, and the gain in member ship 220. Since tho organization of the Wo man's Belief Corps tho sum of $10,000 has been exjended for the relief of our Grand Army wards, and the assistance which this organiza tion of loyal ladies of the old Bay State has rendered to the G. A. E. during its short exist ence of four years, is hardly to bo calculated. They render us almost invaluable assistance in our charitable work, they greatly aid us in bringing our fairs and entertainments to a suc cessful conclusion, and 1 believe, with our Na tional Commander, that the Auxiliary Corps of the G. A. E. is its proudest outgrowth, and I hope to live, Mr. Editor, to see the time when a majority of the Grand Army Posts of our broad laud shall be assisted by an auxiliary Corps of loyal ladies, and the Belief Corps shall have not only a Department, but a na tional organization. W. W. Sami-son, Post 40, Waldcn, Mas3. The 0. A. R. Ono Hundred Years Ago. To the Editor Natioxal Tuibuxe : While it may not be entirely new to some of our comrades, it will be interesting to othcrd, to know that the pendant star on the breast of members of the G. A. It., winch tells silently its own story of heroic sacrifices and steadfast devotion to country and principle, is but the'bubeyfsor'of a budge of an order having the same aini and purpose as the G. A. K. - , On the 19th of April, 17S3, lifts cessation of hostili ties between the British and" Continental nrmies wns proclaimed, but the Continental army did not disband until November 3d. and Washington re signed his commission December 23 all in the year 17S3. With the cessation ofhostilitiesnndlhcdisbanding of the army came the separation of old comrades, whose steadfast courage, devotion and friendship, had been tried times without number, and pnrting was to them a sin-cre sorrow. To perpetuate their pleasant comradeship General Henry Knox, on the 19th of June, 17S3, called a meeting of nil officers of the Continental army then located in the East, nt Newburg on the Hudson; and the society wns formed and called the " Society of the Cincinnati," after Cincinnatus (Lucius Quintius) the Roman Pa triot. The objects of the society -were : First, to commemorate by frequent reunions tho great f-trugglo they had just successfully passed through; fcconti, to promote cordial friendship, fraternity and indissoluble union among themselves ; third, to use their best endeavors for the promotion of hsmian liberty; fourth, to cherish good feelings lietwccn tho respective States, nwlfiflh, to extend benevolent aid to there of the society whose cir cumstances mightrequire it. France liaving united her destinies with the struggling colonies in their efforts to shake off the grasp of King George the III, the offlcera of the French army were granted membership privileges. Under the constitution adopted the perpetuation was insured by the suc cession of membership from father to eldest sou, who woe-to bequeath it in like manner. But this entailed membership foon aroused popular jeal ousies. The manner of transmission was denounced as germ of hereditary aristocracy, and so strong was the feeling that after much diflcufesion, at a gen eral meeting of the Society at Philadelphia in 1731, the constitution was clianged so that all who wcro found worthy could lKscome members. The order or badge of the society, to 11 worn on the left breast, consisted of a bald engi- with out-spread wings, of gold, attached by an olive wreath to a dark blue ribbon with a white border. On the breast of tiic englc was an oval shield with a device engrossed thereon representing Cincinnatus being called from his humble pursuits by the Roman Senators. The blue riblwu with white border was a symbol of union between the Colonics and France, while tho enplebeenmeoneof our national emblems. Branches of the order were formed in all tho States, butmost of them have been discontinued, and only in a few instances arc they kept up. General Washington was elected President of the society in 1767, and continued to hold it by successive elections down to tho year of his death. One of the last meetings held was in 1872, at which Hon. Hamilton Fish was chosen President. J. V. Pikuce, 03AGE Mission, Kaj. Late 147th N. Y.Vols. The Second Colorado Again. To thq Editor National Tbibcxe : I notice in the columns of your valuable paper of January 23th A. C. Jones's version of the death of Major Smith of the Second regiment of Colorado cavalry. I think Mr. Jones is in error as to tho death of our brave commander, Major Smith. In tho fir.-t place the regiment was not in Colonel Moon light's brigade, but was in Colonel Ford's brigade, who was colonel of the Second and acting brigadier-general. In the second place, there was only one company in the regiment mounted entirely on white and one company mounted on black horeca. As to Major Smith's death, he was killed by the notorious bushwhacker, George Todd, while tho bushwhackers, under command of Todd, and the old Second were cliarging each other. Each of the two commanders -Smith and Todd received his lenth shot from the other. Major Smith wns borne from the field by his friends, dead. Todd lived until six o'clock tliat evening. Ho died in Indc pundence, Missouri. I never knew A. C. Jones as m-jpector of cavalry, but instead E. G. Ross, lnte United States Senator. Geo. IS. Dobmax, Co. M, 2d Colorado cavalry. Cabboxdali:, Kax., Jan. 30. I endorse the ubove, as I was brigaded with tho Second Colorado. C. Montgomery, 1st Lieut. Co. A, ICth K. V. C. To thcEditor National Tuibuxe: I have long been watching tho columns, of Tnn TnmuKE in the hope of seeing or hearing some thing from my old comrades of the Second Colo rado, nnd my heart was rejoiced to find in your is biie of January 25th. an article from Lieut. Colonel Jones in regard to that command. I was not per sonally acquainted with Comrado Jones, but I knew Colonel Ford and Major Smith intimately. Thoy were both good officers and splendid men. I was a member of Company F. Alexaxdeb HAME-yroir. EniXBOiiouoii, Pa. Senator riuinb and tho Soldier. "During tho voting for United States Senator, at Topeka, Kan., Mr. Gamble usked leave to explain his vote and said, ' Mr. Sieakcr, I represent here principally a boldier element, and in representing that element faithfully, I cannot but cost my vote for a soldier, aud ono who has proved himself an able friend of the soldier in Congress; I therefore vote for Preston B. Plumb.' I thought this too good to be lost, and send it to you for publication m The STatiokai, Tribune, the &oldier's friend." B. F. W. Perry, Hartford, Kan. 1 . A Good Suggestion. "It feems to nw t'.iat it would be a very cosy mat ter for every comrade who is now a sub-jcriber to The Tkibosk to single out some ex-soldier who is not a subscriber, acquaint him with the merits of The Tkibusk and stfck to him until he signs for the paiH-r. As for myself, although I am a poor talker mid soldiers are scarce in this vicinity, 1 have succeeded In securing twelve new subscribers to The Tkibune." A. Cotton, Pollock, Mo. OLD TECUMSEH. Celebrating Ills Sixty-third Birthday The Tolnn tcer Soldier. . General W. T. Sherman was sixty-three years old on last Thursday, the 8th inst., and in commemorJliorl of the anniversary tho last prior to his retirement tmder the present law a complimentary banquet was given at the Portland, in this city, by Colonel George B. Corkhill, United States Attorney for tlie Dis trict of Columbia. Colonel Corkhill presided at tho banquet, with General Sherman at his right and Chief Justico Waite on his left. The other guests were as follows : General P. H. Sheridan, Speaker J. Warren Keifcr, Senator Joseph E. Hawlcy, 3larslial Clayton 3Ic3Iichacl, 3Ir. Stilson Hutchins, General Van Vliot, U. S. A., Chief Justice Carttcr of tho District Supremo Court, Senator John Sherman, Senator John A. Logan, Justice 3IcArthur, Senator William B. Allison, Jlr. U. B. Eamsdell. 3Ir. Hcnrv Wattcrson, Justico Stanley 3Iatthcvs and Justico 3Iillcr, Attorney General Brewster nnd Assistant Postmaster General Ilatton. In reply to the first toast General Shorman Faid : According to our family Bible, T was born on the 8th of February, 1820, consequently am in mjj sixty-fourth year of life, nnd if I survive another year, will pass from the active command of tho' nrmy of the United States to a life of comparative ease and retirement. The law for tho compulsory retirement of all army officers at the ngc ot sixty four was, in my judgment, wise and proper. 1 did not ask for or wfoh an exception in my own case, and I declare that I then, us now, approved the measure and asked my friends not to interpose any objections by reason of its effect on me. 1 think; I am duly grateful that I have passed through sixty three years of varied life withmind and body sound enough to promise a reasonable remainder, and am thankful to confess that suitable nnd liberal pro vision has been luudc for me and those dependent on me to enable us to live out eur appointed days in comiarativc ease. General Sherman referred to the 3Iexican war aud to the acquisition of California. In commenting on the wonderful development of California aud of tho far Western States, he spoke eloquently of tho service performed by the Eegular army in guarding the outposts of civilization. Of tho late war ho said : Its history is written, nnd all who now hear me remember its details. I will venture to say, how ever, in this connection, that friend and foe alike now share its glories and fnriu. Ko part of the Union has experienced a larger measure of profit than the section over which wo seemingly tri umphed. I believe that nine out of ten of the s-ol-diers of the South would to-day rather be members of our present glorious Union, at peace with all tbe world, than citizens of a southern confederacy, with slavery the corner-stone, and at constant yar with their neighbors. 1 have not tho least desire, here, or elsewhere, to boast of my share in that war, but I do feel a sense of pride and satisfaction tlintwc as a people met the issues of that day like brave men, and carried our bhip through the breakers which for a time threatened shipwreck; that peace and good order now reign supreme, qnd thatl mny lay aside the armor with which J have been clothed with honor and safety. SENATOE LOGAX OX THE VOLUirTEEE SOLMEB. Among tho other speakers was Senator Lo gan, who responded to the toast, "The Volun teer Soldier." He said : I have no excuse to make for not having made preparations for a speech, although, like many other persons here to-night, 1 did not come pre pared to make one on any subject. This subject re quires no preparation for any man. In tins Gov ernment of ours its beauty, and there is beauty in it, is in the theory that every man is a, sovereign, and on the ninny sovereigns of this country rests the liberty of this people. In other words, it is their power that moves all things in this Government. In times of war it will not do and I do not sny it by way of criticism It will not do to rely upon any power organized or constituted otherwise than that which rests in the majesty of the people. When the tocsin of war sounds, it is not to the little army that you turn, but to tho patriotic people in nil sec tions of the country. The little army that is always organized is but the nucleus that is to attract to it tiic power of the Nation that is to put down all that interferes to threaten it. The war is settled and past, and I hope it is settled and past forever, and that all feeling and bitterness that grew out Of that war may die and pass away forever. But, sir, the grandest sight that has ever been seen or witnessed by men was witnessed at the time that the citizen fcoldicr was summoned to defend the Constitution of this country. The patriotism of thismighty people, burning like a mighty fire, and as the announce ment was made from one part of this country to tho other that war was inevitable; that the flag had 1 been insulted; that the Constitution had been trampled under foot; that a mighty army was nec essary to overthrow this force patriotism, burning, until it was as bright as the fires upon the prairies of the West, spread until from tire workshops, lrom the plow standing in the furrow, frtnn the counter, from the store, the banker's counter, the lawyer's office, and from every profession and kind of man in this country, came a voice from tho northern region of this Republic, "This Government shall not -die or cease, but must be preserved." Ap plnuie. When this army was organized, all young men, and middle-aged men, and old men, under leaders that have proved themselves great, and will go, down into history ns the great military heroes of this age of ours, whenever and wherever the flag of this country was seen, held cither by mechanic, farmer or professional man, it was "held by a man who-e patriotic impulses impelled him onward lb great and glorious deeds. Applause. j It was the patriotism of tho man whose profession is peace, and not whoo profession is wur. It was the con viction that the liberties of the people and thnt tho Republican form of Government were in danger that fired the heart of the American people, and impelled them to desperation and bright and glo rious achievements. Applause. Sir, since history has been written, since wars have occurred, since men have engaged in trial and contest of skill and strength in warfare, there has nothing ever equaled the patriotism of the people of this country or tho manly.bravcry of the Americans that contended both on the Northern and Southern sides. This contest was not a contest of Americans axniust men from some effete mon archy, or against Some classes of men who caro not for tho government, but merely for their own achievement, but a contest of Americana against Americans for principle cacli one believing he Was rifltt rtnil onr'li mm lw!no-n. ttiuti !v irmtbirt. nnd llv blood. Applause Sir, it was a contest In which each and every man who partook on cither side was proud of the principle that he advocated, and whether it stood or not, mllit bo proitd of the manner in which it was maintained on both sides. So, when speaking of these men, I speak of them an Americans, contending on American soil for that which they believed on either side to be correct. Whenever Gen. Sherman's army, with tho other armies, gained a victory, perhaps it was because they had more skillful generals, or may be they had more bone or muscle lhau the other side. Applause. But, inasmuch as the chairman lias alluded to the soldiers of Sherman's army, I desire to say but a word in reference to their conduct. In saying tltatl do not desire to speak of anything in reference to myself, but the band of patriots who followed him from tho time that he organized his brigade, nt Pnducah, Ky., I believe it was. up to the time that Johnston's army surrendered at Raleigh, no braver men, no more noblo men, no more patriotic or devoted men, ever followed a great chieftain to final success. Applause. They were ready in the storm and in the sunlight ; they were ready in darkness nnd in daylight; when orders came they marched, they moved; they fought whether 'their guns were of tho best quality or not; whether their clothing was adapted to their condition or not; whether their food was all that they would have asked or not was not tho question with these men. The question was, ''Where docs Sherman want us to go, and when ryust wo move? " Applause. Sir, these men marched with him through val leys, over hills and mountains, acioss rivers and over marshes, and tho only question, asked in all these campaigns wns, "Whcru is the enemy?" Applause. There were no questions of numbers or tunc. And for Gen. Sherman I will say there was not a soldier who bore the American flag or followed it, not a soldier that carried a musket or drew a sabre, who did not respect him as his com mander. Applause. Thcro was not one, sir, but would have drawn Ins sword nt any time to liavo preserved his life. There is not ono to-day, n matter wliat inny be said, that would dim in the slightest degree the lustre of that bright name, achieved by ability, by integrity, and by true bravery as an officer. Applause. And, in con clusion, let me say this: While that army, when it was disbanded, was absorbed in tho community like rain-drops iu the sand, all citizens in the twinkling of an eye. and back to their professions and their business, there is not one of these mcn scattered as they are from ocean to ocean, who docs not honor the name of the man who led them in'tritimph through the enemy's land. Applanse.j Wherever ho may go, wherever he may bo, what ever may be his condition in life, there is not one who would not stretch out a helping hand to that bravo commander who led them to glory. Speak ing for that army, if I may be permitted to speak for it, I have to say: May the choicest blessings that God showers upon the head of the man go with him along down through his life. It is the prayer of every soldier who served under him, Applause Womnn In the War. "In a recent number of The Tribune I noticed a letter from a lady in Illinois, who, with her sister, had given her service to the Government as nurse during the late war. In February. 1661, 1 was an inmate of tho Memphis Hospital, and I think the good ladies who volunteered as nurses deserve compensation if anybody does. No words can de scribe the kindness anil comfort I received at their hands. Tiic name my own nurse was known by was Mrs. Brake. She was from Illinois, and if she is still alive I would like to thank her for her kind ness." S. W. Mills, Kingsvillc, Mo. Tho Way to Go Alont It. "A few days ago Comrado Xathan Orr, of this city, showed me a copy of your paper nnd said ho was getting up n club of subscribers for it I read il with much interest, and immediately said to my self, "this paper ought to be supported and encour aged." I went to work, therefore, and to-day secured five new subscribers for it. I have always believed that the justice of our claims would ultimately be acknowledged by tho Government ns equal, if not greater, than all others, if we could only find some way of properly presenting them nnd Impressing their importance upon Congress. This work you arc doing and doing it well, God bless you. You ought to have the assistance of every old soldier in the land. I was a member of Co. E, Eighteenth Massachusetts, nnd was ten months ft prisoner, nnd part of the timo at Audcrsonvillc. 1 kept a diary, from which you are welcome to take extracts if you wish." David C. Meechan, New Haven, Conn. TARIFF TINKERING. The Hirer and Harbor IHUProbing the Polygamy Problem. The question as to whether a tnriff bill will be passed this session or not, can not bo much 'longer in doubt. The middle of Fcbrtiary has arrived with half the appropriation bills still pending, both branches of Congress still strug gling with tho tarifF question. In tho House, .there is yet to bo passed tho two great appro priation bills, the legislative, executive and judicial, and tho sundry civil. Thcro are also tho deficiency and river and harbor bills to bo considered. The Senate ha3 dono hardly any thing upon tho appropriation bills, and has yet to right over the army and navy appropria tions, which have been very much altered in committee from the form iu which they came from the House. Still, with all the legislative jlillicultie3 of tho situation, thcro is much moro prospect oi mo lanu 0111 ueiug p;isseu now fyian there was a week ago. At that timo it was conceded on all sides that it would be im possible for tho House to finish consideration of the mcasuro brought forward by the Ways and Means Committee. Tho fame may be said now. But at that lime the Senate had warped aud twisted its bill into such an incongruous meas ure that no ono believed the House would pay any attention to it when it was sent over, and thus the Senators were believed to be losing their time by devoting weeks to its considera tion. Now, however, the Senate has so for cor rected tho 'discrepancies in its bill, that it is considered highly probable that the ITouso will take it up and manage in some way to put it through. The leaders of the House on the Ecpublican side, while thoy were readj' last week to vote against the Senate bill, are now in favor of its adoption, and a new rulo is being made, the ob ject of which it is to provide a way for taking it up. Tho rule is proposed by 3Ir. Kasson, of Iowa, and provides that a majority of tho House may take up any bill it sees fit and put it on its passage. The rules were changed last ses sion after a desperate struggle in order to stop filibustering by the Democrats against consid eration of the election cases. At that timo Speaker Keifer made a decision which nearly caused a riot in tho House, to tho effect that dilatory motions could not bo allowed to pre vent the House from altering its own rules, following a precedent set by Speaker Eandall in 1S76, when he prevented the bringing about of confusion with referenco to tho Presidential succession, by putting an arbitrary stop to tho filibustering of his Democratic colleagues. Should the Senate bill bo found, as it is believed now it will be, to have gone through tho cruci ble of 3ix weeks' discussion and hourly change and still suit the leaders, the new rule will be put through tlie House, and under it the Sen ate bill be taken up. Its consideration under tho circumstances that surround it may be re garded as tantamount to its adoption. For the most part all this tariff legislation which is bciug attempted in Coupress is simply a game of euchre between the politicians. Congressmen have becomu posses-sed of the idea that there should be a reduction of taxation. The question is how to do it, and at the same timo leave the burden of the effect upon tho other side. Politicians among themselves un derstand each other, and they understand that it is a species of national gammon. There is no cry from a tax-burdened people for iariff tinkering, and beyond the correction of a few discrepancies iu the list itahould not be touched. The country has prospered under tho tariff during the la3t twenty years as it never did Sefore. Then, according to all human reason, if these conditions are changed by sweeping re ductions and a destruction of all relevancy in values, the result will be bad. The demagogues who are now posing as tariff reformers know this perfectly well, and tlie problem of their political existence at this time is how now to figure as. reducers of taxation and, at the same time, so arranec it as to have u good excuse ready for the demoralization which will lmp- aftcr it is done. The situation, however, while complex, seems tffindieaUrtuetfassago of a tanll billot some torK - TJCE POLYGAMY PROBLEM. The members of the Utah Commission havo teen in tho city for some days in consultation with committees of Congress with reference to tho polygamy problem. Ex -Secretary Bamsey, of Minnesota, president of the com mission, was asked how tho new law af fected tho practice of polygamy, and whether, in his opinion, tho result would be bene ficial. His reply was characteristic of the man who, through all his public life, has beau ipted for conservative action and cautious tjiccch. Said he: " It dejicnds upon hov you look at it. The Mormon thinks tho law is an outrage, while the Gentile thinks it is a dead letter. The law deprives the polygamisfc of tho right to sit on a jury, to vote, or to hold office. Now, this is a good deal, isn't it? I should thinkso. Well, the law does so much. Yet it does not suit tho Gentile population of Utah, because thoy want the institution cut out by tho roots. They would take a knife and pare it away lit erally. They arc only one-fifth of tho people, but they want to override the other four-fifths to go in and possess tho land, ns it were. This is all very natural, and if Congress should seo fit to pass a law depriving tho Mormons of all political power, creating n legislative com mission, I suppose it could be carried out. This is what the ultra Gentiles want. They want the Legislature abolished, and the law-making functions of the peoplo wiped out of existence. They want every vestigo of power removed from Mormon influence within the Territory, and their affairs administered by officials ap pointed by tho President. Very well. Con gress will probably enact such laws as seem best in view of theconstitutional rights of a citizen who, of course, cannot bo alienated. Here is ft difiicutly which tho Gentile in Utah cannot appreciate. He is so ultra in 3ppotition to tho Mormons that he draws no distinctions. Now, Congress cannot pass a law forbidding a man to bo a Mormon any moro than it can pro hibit Catholicism or Protestantism. It is only when tho Mormon commits an overt act and takes moro thun one wife that ho is guilty of a crime and becomes subject to tho penalties provided in the statutes. President Arthur, some time ago, asked me to mako any sugges tions which I thought necessary In order to help carry out the objectof tho act creating tho "Utah Commission, which was, of course, the suppression of polygamy. I gave him my viows on tho subject, and thoy aro embodied in tho bill recently introduced by Senator Edmunds to amend tho previous act. This bill provides a marriago law. Under it marriages must bo performed in public instead of in secret in the En'dowment House. A record must be kept. Again, female suffrage is abolished, and a first wife is made a legal witness against her hus band in trial for polygamy. Should this act pass, I think that wo shall havo progressed at IcaSt so far a? to havo secured competent inu chihery for tho punishment of polygamy." Ex-Senator Paddock, of Nebraska, another member of tho commission, was asked what he thought of tho prospects for the suppression of polygamy in Utah. Said he: " I think all power should bo taken from tho peoplo of tho Territory, and tho right of suffrage and repre sentation in a Legislature of thoir own. Tho pblygamists now dominato the Legislature and control tho affairs of the Territory just tho eanio as they ever did. Tho Legislature is composed of Mormons who, while not polyga mists, believe in tho institution and are com plete tools of the church. We shall never bo able to reach them until all this is wiped out. Let polygamy bo stamped out by the most stringent laws administered by officers ap pointed by tho President entirely. Lot tho peoplo of Utah bo disfranchised and unrepre sented until they are ready to eradicate this systom which has grown up and flourishes among them." THE BIVEIJ AND HARBOR RILL. Having been made an issue in tho last cam paign, tho omnibus river aud harbor bin will this year attraet attention rarely given the subjoct before. It" will be remembered that tho bill last year, which appropriated somo $19, 000,000, was vetoed by the President and whirled through Congress over his head, tho " veto notwithstanding." Tho bill this year is of a different character from tho last, and is frco from the features which wero criticised in tho last. It is differ ent in many respects from the other. All the bayous and creeks have been thrown out. In order to avoid tho question of constitutional ity, nothing is appropriated for tho various renal projects. The appropriation for tho resor .virs for tho head of tho Mississippi Eivor has been eliminated altogether. There is nothing in tho bill for tho Potomac Flats. There is nothing for any work not clearly Of national importance and where the appropriation is un questionably for the benefit of commerce. A few of tho works condemned by the Secre tary of War, in his answer sent recently to Congress in response to a resolution of inquiry as to what works, if any, iu tlie last bill were noc for the benefit of commerce, arc included, bnt only in such cases where tho comrnittco was of tho unanimous opinion that the Secre tary was mistaken. There is but ono new work provided for in the bill, that for improv ing the mouth of tho Columbia Eiver in Ore gon. The total of the bill foots up to $3,450,000 in round numbors ; tho total for tho Mississippi Eiver amounts to $2,650,000. The Commerce Committee which prepared this bill did so with a determination to try whether a measure of this character can pass tho Houso of Eopresontativcs upon its merits without the usual compensatory appropriations for objects, which would not be included icro it not necessary to employ this means to secure tho votes of somo members, who arc always ready to ' declare they will not vote for a bill ( unless it contains some particular thing which they want. -i OUTWARD BOUND. Life on an Ocoan Steamer Couipnnions du Vojage. Special correspondence National Tribune. Liverpool, Jan. 26. In these days, when fifty thousand Americans go abroad every year iu search of pleasure and culture, your readers may caro to know some of tho experiences of that part of the great army which sets sail in December. In the first place, it is choilly old travelers who do this -travelers who know that the discomforts of h 'ck and the delights of tho well are nearly ssiforni throughout tho year. Accordingly, tho vessel of whose com pany your correspondent was one, carried few inexperienced travelers, and tho proportion of enjoyment of the short, warm passage, was large. Of ten days passed between Sandy Hook and Qucctiatown but two wera such as forced all hands below; and the strong northwest wind that blew us out of New York harbor, in all the glory of a winter sunset, continued a faithful frieud well nigh to the end. Life on deck was the rule, therefore, and a contented colony appeared every morning tucked up iu countless rugs on steamer chairs lashed to the woodwork that shields tho funnel aud gives out a pleasant degree of heat in the process. In this colony conversation was like tho reading aloud of charming travels ; for an Englishman discussed in a sensible way the advantages of making a preliminary bachelor-trip, as he had done, in order to facilitate matters before tak ing his wedding trip with tho pretty American wife now accompanying him to tho Madeira Islands. A returned missionary from Japan compared notes with the aged man, who, as first white resident of the Sandwich Islands, has recently published an account of that region and its aborigines, tho Maoris. Incidental to this conversation were comments from a Scotch physician returning home for a third visit, after a residence of fifteen years in tho Sandwich Is lands. An American who was present, filled with dread lest a certain loving little brother left at home should fall a victim to epidemic diphtheria, might well listen with envy to tho quiet Scotchman's account of the quarantine regulations of his distant Sandwich Islands home, where precautions are taken so success fully against the spread of disease that mea sles, scarlet fever, diphtheria andsmall-pox, and all the host of contagions which threaten the American child, are well nigh unknown. These precautions include stringentquarantine of every family in which any case of any con tagions discaso appears; and tho nnxious American may perhaps bo pardoned a Litter re flection that in the Sandwich Islands moro than in any American city local self-gov-emmtnt seems to mean local good govern ment, and to assure protection from raardcr by disease, while we are content with an insuffi cient protection from murder by pistol orbowie knife, and with discontented inefficiency permit useless boards of health to let disease run riot. A LESSO:. IX FREN'CII. Three members of the deck-colony on every sunny day -were young collegians who passed long hours iii aborbedly'9tudying French, and interspersed 'their conversation with French phrases, to the nmnsefilcntf of their neighbors, until a long, lank, slouchily-dressed man from northern Michigan broke in with such a stream of Canadian French patois as cured their affec tation and carried off the conversation lo the lumber interests of the United States and tho need of wise and stringent forestry legislation. This mail was an Irishman, who had brought his young wife to America fifteen years since, and, having made a fortune, was now going to Italy to spend the winter. A good oxample this of tho possibilities of American Efo! This couple, still far on tho younger side of fifty, in perfect health, with means assured, looked for ward ever the life that stretches before them with finite as cherry hearts as the newly-married couple on tho wedding trip to tho Ma deiras. Two lads were of tho little colony and were so well-bred, so happy with each other, fio frank, yot unobtrusive, that tho older members of tlie company delighted in them. Tho younger was making the voyage for his health. The other, a youth still under twcnty-thrco years of ago, was the Euglish purchaser for a New York firm of house decorators; for ho had cultivated tastes iu these matters as in dress and demeanor. "Thcso lads seemed to carry a pleasant promise of the good time com ing when our American homes, already tho most comfortable in the world, shall bo as tasteful as those of the older countries. There were also in tho company a physician from a western town, going to study his profes sional specialty; and the typical American, as the British writer a quarter of a century ago delighted to describe him rich, vulgar and in temperate. These, with a group of commercial travelers, a quiet little boy, who was crossing alone iiutior the care ot the captain, and two pert little girls made up tho cabin passengers. THE STEERAGE. Quite as interesting wcro the steerage passen gers, chicily.men goipg homo to spend Christ mas and perhaps to bring out their families with them afterward. They wero all woll clad, comfortable looking men, with more or less baggage; men whose air of self-respect and prosperity spoke volumes for the opportunity that the New World gives to tho working man. Most of theso men lefc at Qupenstown, and the thoughtful Amcricau, who stood watching them file over tho gang-plank and on board tho tender, could not fail to feci proud qf the con trast between their comfortable appearance, and tho wretchedness of the emigrants who" swarm into Castle Garden. Even tho cargo was not without its interest; for the fact that it consisted of hops going from America to mako up the deficit of the English crops, told onco more the story of tlie Old World's grbwing de pendence on the New, and brought up a train of sorrowful reflections concerning the evil to tho working population of England that these samo hops work every year when turned into beer. Apropos of American products going to England, it gives ono a curious sensation to have to wait half an hour, in a littlo pen in Liverpool, whilo one's trunks are arranged for the customs inspection before ono can ontcr free trado England I It is truo that the list of articles which one must affirm that ono has not, is short and simple, including chiefly to bacco, perfumes and American reprints of Eng lish books; but tho fact that England main tains custom-houses and tho expense of a reti nue of customs officers is an interesting com ment upon the English onslaughts upon Ameri can protective regulations. In this half hour's waiting there is timo for speculation concern ing the people on tho vessel, whom one learns to think of with strong interest in ten days of being shut up together on the ocean, in the samo sus pense, with the same eagerness to come safely to land. What will befall them? Will they reach America in safety again? Will they be changed at all ? And, if so, will they bo changed for the better or for the worse? Doubtless every human being who has mado that voyage will return to America somewhat altered ; and, on tho whole, tho chango will, probably be for the better. THE TJSES OP TRAVEL. If the pert littlo girls, who aro on their way to a convent school in Paris, catch the sweet low tones of voice of the nuns and learn their gentlo consideratencss of the feel ings of others, they will gain something pre cious; nnd there is small danger of their losing their frank uprightness, for tnoy aro American girls. If tho well-bred boy going homo to Eng land to get the latest best designs for his Ameri can decorations, carries back" an enthusiasm for such fine training as the English art schools provide, ho and tho land of his adoption wiU be the better therefor. If the Michigan lumber man finds in Italy that money in itself and for itself is of littlo value, and that his wealth can go far to mako beautiful his western villajo; if his wife grasps the idtr. that the dainty ser vice and cxqui3ito cooking that prevail in Eu ropo can Ihj introduced into America, whero women of leisure and wealth do their duty in conducting housework schools, thoir winter iu Europe will be a benefit to themselves and to many another. If tho collegians loam, whilo using their French phrases during their walk ing trip through France, tho secret of the lino roads, the absence of tramps, the security of the unarmed foicigncr, the good ordor nnd tho good municipal government, they will bo hot ter citizens. If the doctor from a western town returns with a belief that long traiuing and wide hospital practice arc moro needful than we think them in America, something will be gained towards securing a higher stand ard of preliminary training than that, which now permits the graduate of a two-years' course of lectures to tnko human life in his unskilled hands, in our reckless American fashion. As for the vulgar man who boasted of his fortune in tho smoking-room, where he spent tho love liest hours of the voyage in playing ioker with sovereigns for stakes, ho will doubtless go to swell the number of obnoxious persons who maintain tho many drinking places that pre sent the sign "American bar." Ho will return to America, neither very much better nor very much worse than ho left it: but "he will do nluch to bring contempt upon it wherever ho may go. He is unhappily a single example of a very Jnrge class, ami his moro respoctablo compatriots must sharo the scorn which ho brings upon lu Americaim. Whether or not tho growth of mind of these travelers bo in precisely tho directions suggested, certain it is 'that year by year many good things spring up in American lifo by reason of European travel; and one of tho best is tho fervent love of his country with which tho wanderer usually re turns, eager to mako American life as finished and courteous as tho daily life of the older countries; eager to work, each man his own change in it, but thankful, at heart, devoutly thankful, that tho laud of his birth is our beau tiful freo American land. F. K. THE PENSION OFFICE. What ConunlsMoner Dudley Intends to Do An Euroarnging Outlook. Now that the passage of the annual pension ap priation bill is practically assured, it i- of interest to know what the prospect is for a speedy adjust ment of tho claims now pending iu tho Pension Onice. In the bill which wni passed ut the end of tho last session the employment of about 1,200 additional clerks was authorized for the purpose of clearinjc up within three years- pendingand delayed pension clnims. Of these about 800 wcro given to the Pen- sion Bureau. The bill was parsed at such a late day that the additional clerks, as a whole, were not set at work until about November 1. The introduction of these clerks, who had no knowledge of the work to be done, temporarily paralyzed the whole force. The new clerks mingled with the old, and the work of instruction began. To those who had no knowl edge of law, education in the work required time. The adjudication of cases could not at first be in trusted to them ; but they are now becoming eill clent. For example, before the new clerks came, the average number of cases settled by an old ex aminer iu one of the divisions iu one month was 16. Tlie average number settled now in that division by a new examiner in ono month is nlout and tho average monthly number settled in that divis ion, by new and old examiners combined, is a frac tion more than 11. The work of educating tlie new clerks has retarded the work of the old clerks. The new clerlw have done nswell as the Commissioner could c.ipcct under the circumstances. Of '2S0 whose probation time is about to cxpiro only 31 will be rejected. Spenkiug of the work on hand, the Commissioner says that he could have mnde larger payments if he had Ix-cn willing to take up and adjudicate only the cacs weere the evidence is plain and which can easily and quickly be settled. Uv had under taken, however, to dispose of all pending and de layed claims in a period of tiirce years, and it wns not only right, but also economical and expedient, that he should begin at the lottom and clear away the material which it is difiicult to handle. The cases which could be cosily and quickly settled, ho says, have in a great degree risen to the top and floated off as adjudicated cases, and it can be In ferred from his statements and tlie official tables that lib predecessors have, to some extent, taken the cream nnd left him the skimmed milk. Tho tables show tliat while the number of tsises adjudi cated in the two years 1SS1 and 1S?2 is much larger than the number for any previous years, a much larcer number of clnims tiled many years ago wcro settled in those years than were -settled in previous years. Tho work of clearing up the lilcb from the cotton makes necessary the consideration of many knotty cases, but he intends to leave nothing be hind o$ he goes along. Recently he has been re jecting as inany claims as he has been allowing, aud this kind of work Is, in his opinion, for the benefit of'tho Government, although it does not increase the payments. He ex poets, he says, to liave the work in so advanced a condition within a year from this date that claimants will lc Jn default to the office rather than tliat the office shall bj in de fault to them. The work of educating tho new clerksanddisposingofoldand difficult cases has now reached such a point tliat he expects the payments will increase, nnd that In the months of February, March, April. May. and Juno tho payments will amount to 530,000,000, which will be auflleient to exhaust the limit of $S5,000,000 which he fixed a few weeks ago as the probable extent of pension expenses for this fiscal year. CHRONOLOGY OF THE WAR. Tho Leading Stents c.T the War Arranged by Weekly Annlrcrsarles. 1S01. Feb. 18. Surrender of U. S. military posts in Texas, by General Twiggs. " 21. Evacuation of Camp Cooper, Texas, by companies D and H, Second U. S. cavalry 1863. Feb. IF. Action at Benlonvillc, Ark., by detach ments of Benton's nnd Fremont's Miaouri cavalry and Elbert's battery. " 18-19. Expedition to Mt. Vernon, Mo., by Third Iowa cavalry. " 18-20. Expedition up the Chowan Kivcr.N.C, by the intn X. Y. infantry. " 19. Skirmish at West Plains, Mo., by Wood's battalion. Sixth Missouri cavalry, and detachment Third Iowa cavalry. " 16. Capture of Ularksville, Tenn., by TJ. S. gunboats Conctoga and Cairo. " 19-20. Expedition Into Currituck Sound, N. C, by battalion Fifth lihode Island In. fantry. u 21. Engagement at Valyerde, New Mexico, ly detachments First, Second, Third, Fourth, and Fifth New Mexico infan try, Oraydon's independent company, Dodd's company of Colorado Infantry, eight companies Regular cavalry, and eleven companies Regular infantry. " 22. Skirmish at Independence, Mo., by de tachment Second Ohio cavalry. " 22. Expedition to Vienna and Flint Hill, a by tbe Sixth Maine infantry. Forty-third New York infantry, and Fifth Pennsylvania cavalry. 18g;i. Feb. 18. Skirmish at Milton, Tenn., by Second Michigan and Third Ohio cavalry. " 19. Skirmish at Spring River, Mo., by com pany of Ninth Kansas iufantry. " 19. Skirmish nt Cold Water, Mbs., by cav alry commanded by Licut.-Colonel Wood, First Indiana cavalry. " 20. Skirmish at Yazoo Pass, Miss., by Fifth Illinois cavalry. " 21. Skirmish at Prairio Stition, Miss., by Second Iowa cavalry. " 22. SkirmishatTu'icmiibiajAIa.,byColonel Cormyns' cavalry brigade. 18Gt. Feb. 17. Action nt Marion, Miss., by a portion or 6 tho Seventeenth Corps. " 17. Loss of the Hotisatonic In Charleston harbor, S. C. " 19. Skirmish nt Grossc Tcto Payou, La., by Fourth Wisconsin cavalry. 19. Skirmish at Waugh's farm. Independ ence county, Ark., by Eleventh Mis souri cavalry and I-ourth Arkansas infantry, commanded by Colonel Win. Castle. " 20. Action at Olustcc. Fin., by tho Forty seventh, Forty-eighth, and Ono Hun dred and Fifteenth New York; Sev enth Connecticut, Seventh New Hampshire. Fortieth Massachusetts infantry, First Massachusetts cavalry. Fifty-fourth Massachusetts colored troops, First North Carolina colored troop3, Eighth Unhcd States colored troops, Fiust nnd Third United States artillery, and Third Rhode Island artillery. " 21. Skirmish nt West Point, Miss.; General Smith's raid. 1S05. Feb. 18. Affair nt Fort Jones, Ky., by Twelfth United States colored heavy artillery- " 18. Skirmish at Ashby's Gap, Va., by de tachment of Fourteenth Pennsylva nia cavalry. " 18. Reconnaissance at Charleston, S. C, by General Q. A. Gilmore'.-. troop-. " 13. Action at Fort Amlcrcn, N. C, by .Ad miral Porter's squadron, 17. S. X.; troops of the Twenty-fourth Corpa, under General Terry, and I'wenty third Corps, under General Cox. " 20. Action,ut Town Creek. N. C, by Third division, Twenty-third Corps. Why Incur Torture! By disregarding cleanliness of the teeth, and thus encouraging their decay, whou SOZO DOXT, which is delightful to use, prevents tho possibility of toothacho, by keeping tho tcetk in health. No ono who has not U3ed this popu lar article can form an adequate idea of how much improvement defective teeth aro suscep tible. S0Z050NT is infinitely to be preferred to abrading tooth powders. It preserves, not scratches the enamel.