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Bounty For Soldiers

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A bilí providiug for bounto to soldiera passed the House recently, coueerning which misapprehension has arisen, it having been mistaken for the General Equalizatiou bilí. The bilí referred to has no reference whatever to the General Equalizatiou bilí, and it does not apply to living soldiers, but to the hoirs oí' gucli soldiers as enlisted in the service during the war for a less period than one year, and who were killed in, or who died by reasou of such services. The bill was introduoed by Mr. Ward of New Jersey, and passed on the 8th of January, and provides ag follows : That the heirs of auy soldier who was killed or died while in the military service of the United States in the line of duty, in the war for the suppression of the rebellion, whose period of enlistment was for less than one year, or who shall have since died by reitaon of wounds reoeived or deseases contracted in suoh service, shall be entitled to receive the same bounty as if the said soldier had enliated for three yearn ; but the heirs so eutitled are to be such only as are included in the first seotiou of tho act of July II, 18(52. Nothing in it shall authorize the payment of bounty to the heirs of auy soldier who has reoeived bounty froui the Goveinuient of the United States. This bill, it will be seen, is only for the benefit of widows and heirs of soldiers killed or who died by reason of services, and to those only of such as enlisted for less than one year ; it being intended to apply to a certain class of persons not provided for by the terms of the General Equalization bill now oending, or by those bouuty bilis already laws. Notwithstandinö the adverae report of the Senate Committee on ForBign Relations, President Grant insista upon the ratification of the Reciprocity treaty, and according to Washington specials to the Ocean and other papers, is dealing personally with Senator Cameron, chairman of the committee. Secretary Fish also visited the Senate and House in his endeavors to inttuenoe those bodies. Both are anxious to acoomplish the ratification of the treaty, and no stone will be left unturned to secure that end. The Michigan Legislature have by a joint resolution requested her representatives in Congress to oppose the proposed treaty. The vote stood 80 yeas, and 8 nays, showing most conolusively that the Legislature of Michigan dose not agree with the President on the questiou of reciprocity. TllE Minnesota Senatorial íight waxes exoeedingly warin, and at this writing indications are that it is fast narrowiug down to a struggle between Ramsey and ex-Governor Davis, with the latter as a compromiso cmdidate, with a platform similar to that accepted by Cameron, in Wisconsin. In such a case Ramsey would be defeated. There is said to be au earnest desire on the part of Republican bolters for such a compromiso. There is no lack of candidates for the place on the Supreme Bench made vacaut by the election of Judge Cbristiancy. They are being brought forward in every part of the State. Among those prominontly mentioned, since we presented the name of Hon. L. D. Norria, are Judge Green of Bay City ; William Newton, of Flint; and Judge Higby, of Jackson. Hons. S. M. Cuth eon and Thos. Ninde of Ypsilanti ; and Judge Beaman, of Adrián, are presonted by the Republicans. It is asserted by discerning Fronch correspondents, that President MacMahon is daily evinoing proofs upon whioh to base the conclusión that ho favors a Bepublic in France rather than an Empire or a Monarchy. The leading Republicans of Europe, not oxclusively even the radical element, have signified their hope that the present Septennate may run its full course, hoping that during its period, such a favorable advance will be rnade in public opinión that a permanent Eepublio of an advauced time may become established.


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