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Tbs Slat Miobigan was paid off last Friday, it taking 25,000 to do it. Col. Gardener has made a reqnest tbat five men out of eaoh company be given a 10 days' fnrloogh at a time. Winter olotbing has been received by tbe 31st Miohigau, each man having two woolen blankets, two pairs bine tronsers and two bine flaunel shirts. Capt. Granger writes: Co. A has no ona in tbe hospital. There are a few tbat report eaoh morning as sick, bnt none that are oonfined to their tents. Tbe oompany as nsnal has done sometbing to cieata talk in the discharge of 21 men at one time. This is oertainly not in myniind very enoooraging to the rest of the boys, bnt I bope it will not do any great damage to the regiment. We are duw goiug through a very iigid examination and iuspection. Dr. Frank S. Bourns, fotmerly of this city and who was appoiiited on Gen. Gteene's staff, writes from Manila nnder date of Sept. 3, stating that he served as interpretar at the snrrender of Manila, and took great satisfaction in telling the Spaniards that they most lay down their artns. Dr. Bcurns was fllling three offices in September - seoretary to Intendente General Wnittier, recorder of the provost court, and pnblisher of official notioes. "Few Americans," he says, "are complainiug of baving nothing to do. The task of taking tbe government of a town of 300,000 is a large one."