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CONDENSED NEWS ITEMS.
—The Government has dispatched five hun dred men, with intrenohment tools and coffins, to the battle-fields of the Wilderness, for the purpose of decently interring the remains of all soldiers exposed to view, of which there are a number. —The President has issued a proclamation still further opening th« South to commerce, de claring that armed rebellion has ceased to exist in Tennessee, and annulling previous disqualify ing proclamations which applied duly to aState in insurrection against the Government. —General Orders No. 101, from tho War De partment, gives all honorably-discharged sol diers the privilege of retaining their arms, on condition that they purchase them at the follow ing rates: Muskets, all kinds, with or without accoutre ments, six (6) dollars. Spencer carbines, with or without accoutre ments, ten (10) dollars. All other carbines and revolvers, eigQp dol lars. Sabres, swords, with or without belts, three (3) dollars. —As there have been some complaints of de linquencies in the Second Auditor's office the<»' Hon. E. B. French, announced that during the i month of May there was received at this office , 26,237 claims and officers property returns.— There have been 29,413 claims and returns ex- « amined,settled and adjusted: 16,864 claims reg istered and preferred; 14,604 letters written, re- J corded and mailed ; 3,457 examinations of army rolls and certificates issued to the Paymaster- General and Commissions of Pensions upon , their request and 700 requisitions registered and posted. It is asserted that the work is contin uing with all reasonable dispatch. —Miss Clara Barton has hit upon an excel lent device for bringing to the knowledge of friends the fate or whereabouts of missing sol diers. Some weeks ago she published an mvi- j tation to the public to send to hor address, in ' this city, a description of missing soldiers, giv ing the name, regiment, company, and the State to which they respectively belong. In response, she has already received such descriptions of some thousands. Roll No*. 1 is 1 - large sheet, containing, we believe, about fifteen hundred names of missing prisoners of war. Twenty thousand copies of this roll have been printed and circulated all through the loyal States, and among the camps; and she now calls upon sol diers and others who can give information con cerning the missing men to write to her imme diately. Great care should be taken to write the name andaddress in every instance plainly. Herplan is highly appreciated and approved by the War Department and by the President. All letters must be directed to Miss Clara Barton, Washington, D. C. —The cavalry formerly attached to the Army of the Potomac, and that which has heretofore operated in the Shenandoah Valley, is now en camped on the Orange and Alexandria Rail road, and is being reorganized and consolidated in consequence of the mustering out of those whose terms of service expire prior to October 1. About 4,000 have already been mustered out, »nd but 2,000 of the same class remain to be dis charged as rapidly as circumstances permit. It is believed that a coming order from the War Department will direct the immediate discharge of all whose term of service expires before Jan uary 1, 186©. A Ijoard of officers is in session daily for an examination into the merits of ev ery officer of the entire Cavalry Corps, and the result of the investigation is forwarded to the War Department. Meritorious officers making application to remain in the service receive an appointment in the new consolidation y upon the recommendation of the Examining Board. The entire strength of the Cavalry Corps command ed by Gen. Davies is about 12,000. The Ist Ver mont Cavalry has been ordered to. report toGen. Dix, in New' York, and the 6th United States has been sent to Frederick, Md. Thk last of General Sherman's army left Washington on Thursday. Judiciary Square Hospital, in Washington, watt discontinued on Monday last. PROSPECTUS. IS PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AT AUGUR GEN. HOSPITAL, VA., At the subscription price of $2 00 per annum, payable always in advance. Single copies Five Cents each. The proceeds resulting from its sale to be devoted to a fund for the maintenance of the orphans of soldiers who have fallen in defence of the cause of the Union. Its primary objects will be to promote tho interests of the soldier in the ranks. To this end it will contain all necessary information as to the methods of keep ing in good order their accounts with the Government. The soldjer In hospital will find in our columns in structions how to procure pay and clothing when en titled to it; what are tho requisites exacted by the Government when furloughs are granted; and dis charged soldiers will be put in the way of procuring prompt settlements of their accounts without the in terference of claim agents. Aside from this THE SOLDIERS' JOURNAL will contain interesting original and selected reading mat ter. It is the intention of those engaged in its publi cation to make its pages lively and readable, and It Is believed that the varied talent pledged to its support will enable it to take at least a respectable rank among the Journals of the country. HOME AND SCHOOL FOR Soldiers' Orphan Children. The Soldiers' Journal was estab lished at Rendezvous of Distribution, February 17,1864, (now changed to Augur General Hospital, Va.,) where it has since been published weekly, and is, at the date of this writing, (June Ist, 1865,) well advanced in its second volume. The ob/ect of its pub lication has been to benefit the children reduced to orphanage by their fathers having fallen in support of the cause of the Union, and the proceeds resulting from its sale and bushiest will be devoted to a fund for the maintenance and edu cation of these orphans. The war having closed, it is believ ed that the time has arrived to carry out an object that has been adhered to for over a year, and which has gain ed strength from the number and ne cessities of those to be benefitted.— The Journal profits now amount to Fifteen Hundred Dollars, all of which the Proprietor is ready to devote to the establishment of a suitable Home and School for Soldiers' Orphan Chil dren, and she respectfully solicits the active aid of the generous men and women of the nation to give immedi ate effect to a plan which must result in the protection and elevation of this deserving class of our population, rendered doubly worthy of aid by their martyred patriot fathers. It is her intention to make the Sol diers' Journal a permanent weekly paper, and to this end she solicits year ly and half-yearly subscriptions. She also proposes soon to enlarge it to a folio of sixteen pages, containing in convenient form everything pertain ing to the history of the country as it advances, and all important records of the past war; as well as the choicest literary articles that can be procured, making it a neat and pleasing volume for reference. It will likewise con tinue to guard the interests of the soldier, and keep him posted on all laws and regulations intended for his benefit. As in the past, the profitß arising from the business of the Jour nal will be devoted to the School and Home in contemplation. The School will be centrally loca - ted, conducted to the best advantage of the pupils, and if a sufficient fund can be raised for the purchase of lands connected with the School, it will be the earnest effort of the founder to make it partly self-supporting, as well as the means of recreation and phy sical education of its inmates. The Proprietor of the Journal feels* that it is not out of place to ask the support of a generous people to an object which must strike the reason and hearts of all as truly christian and worthy. Donations will be gladly received from the army, from societies, and from individuals, and will be equally welcomed whether great or small.— The names of all contributing to thi_ object, either directly or through sub scriptions to the paper, will be pub lished in the Journal as fast as receiv ed, with the amounts opposite the names, and afterward recorded in a book kept for the purpose of showing, in the after-history of the institution, who contributed of their mite to its foundation Address Miss Am y' M. Bradley h care of U. 8. Sanitary Commission, 244 F Street, Washington, D. C.