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THE NATIONAL TEIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. C, FEBRUARY 4, 1882.
Foe The National Tkibuxe.
BY W. B. H.
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The veteran leaned upon his crutcu,
His weary journey ended,
And gazed upon the capitol
His valor had defended.
Full twenty years had rolled away
Since he, with martial bearing:
'Though breaking heart, had given up
The loving for the daring.
But as the past came back to him,
He felt a soldier's yearning
Once more to hear the cannon belch
And see the camp-fires burning.
Once more, as then, the rifle flashed,
The call to charge resounded
Along the line; once more he saw
The dying and the wounded.
la hospital and prison cell
He suffered; Ah! the glory
Of that last triumph over death
Can ne'er be limned in story.
A veteran with a broken crutch
They found him s at even;
The pension claim he'd filed on caith
Had granted been in heaven.
Grand Army Matters.
The Annual Encampment of the Departmont of
New York, G. A. K., in Syracuse, Wednesday and
Thursday, was a gratifying success. Between fif
teen hundred and two thousand veterans of all
grades and commissions were present. The sessions
were held in Shakespeare Hall. The reports of the
assistant adjutant-general and other department
officers show the present membership of the Order
to be 13,830, a gain of over 4,009 members since the
beginning of the year. Sixty-five new Posts have
been organized during the year, and the whole
number of Posts at present in good standing is 255.
The sum of $13,589.81 has heen expended in the
State for charity, of which Koles Post of New York
-disbursed $1,969.19. There are seven counties in
the State in which no G. A. B. Posts exist. Follow
ing is a synopsis of the public business transacted.
Officers were elected as follows : Department Com
mander, James S. Fraser, of Post Eice, New York ;
S. V. C, Eobert Keith, of Post 34, Troy; J. V. C,
Edward Goodrich, of Post 129, Tonawanda ; Medical
Director, W. H. Hall, of Post Wheeler 92, Saratoga ;
Chaplain, E. F. Egerton, Post 117, Sing Sing.
Council of Administration William E. Wharton,
New York city; C. W. Cowton, Brooklyn; J. W.
Jacohus, New York city; W. C. Booth, Brooklyn;
Herman F. Fox, Geneva.
Delegates to Rational Encampment General John
B. Murray, Seneca Falls, at large; William H.
Warner, Syracuse; Henry W. Slocum, Brooklyn;
John E. Savery, Auburn; Willard Bullard, New
York; E. W. Bruningham, New York; George F.
Taft, Brooklyn ; Dennis Sullivan, New York ; Jos
eph Lowery, Utica; John Parks, M. H. Havens,
Albany; J. M. Foster, Newark; J. M. Tregaski,
Alternates George A. Cantine, at large; H. J.
Swift, J. H. Brady, New York; H. A. Glassford,
Frank M. Clark, Brooklyn; W. D. Jaynes, Auburn ;
A. D. Limburger, Brooklyn; William D. Lacy,
Brooklyn; T. C. Kowe, Albany; A. Harrington,
Warsaw A. B. Pearce, John Gray Boyd, New York ;
E. W. L'Hommedieu, Brooklyn; J. H. Gunning,
A resolution was adopted memorializing Congress
to pass a bill increasing the pensions to soldiers and
sailors who have lost arms and legs, and requesting
Senators and Bepresentatives from this State to use
their influence in favor of such a measure. It was
. also resolved to appoint a committee of five to apply
. to the Legislature for a law requiring the adjutant
general to furnish honorably discharged soldiers,
who have lost their discharges, with certificates of
. discharge. By a vote the Department resolved
to increase the salary of the adjutant-general
from $800 to $1,200. Col. Blasie, who retires from
jthat office, was voted the $400 additional pay. Com
m&ader Fraser announced the appointment of Geo.
F. Honner. Post No. 24, New York city, as assistant
.adjutant-general. The sum of $300 was voted to aid
'the John H. Starin library at the Soldiers' Home.
The National Encampment was announced to meet
in Baltimore in May next. The headquarters for
, the coming year will be in New York city.
Qa Wednesday evening the citizens of Syracuse
wave the Grand Army men a banquet which was
really a grand affair. Commissary Louis Windholz
set tables and supplied materials for 1,000 plates,
- andeach plate was faced by a veteran. Behind each
half dozen of veterans was one of at least three hun-
.Sred representatives of the wealth, beauty, and
tashion of Syracuse. The toasts and responses were
as follows :
The President of the United. States Judge Wil
lian J. Wallace, Syracuse.
'The Army and -Navy General H. W. Slocum,
The Grand Army of the Eepublic Corporal Jas.
The Department of New York Commander
The Ladies General James McQuade, Utica.
The Defenders of the Union Major William Bal
lard, New York.
Our Dead Comrades Chaplain I. N. Foster.
The Friends at Home who Sustained the Soldiers
in the Field Bev. A. F. Beard, D. D.
The American Soldier Col. E. L. Cole, Troy.
The Press J. J. Flanagan, Utica Herald.
General Earnum officiated as toastmaster in the
happiest manner possible. To add to the din and
the perplexities of his office, at least 1,000 persons,
not veterans, took positions between and around
the tables standing. The reporters of the press had
no earthly chance to do justice to their duties, but
in spite of all this the banquet was brilliant, joyous,
and merry. Next year the speakers will write out
their pieces, deliver all that they have to say in
three minutes, and let the newspaper men deliver
the remainder. If the, soldiers had not all been
sober they never could have Teached their hotels.
The streets were lakes of ice and rain. No intoxi
cating beverages were given out, and all were glad
of it. The people of Syracuse deserve great credit
for their hospitality. At the close of the business
proceedings resolutions were unanimously adopted
by the Encampment expressing the thanks of the
comrades to tho citizens of Syracuse for their kindly
attentions, to Lilly Post, No. G6, and Boot Post, No.
151. and to the press, after which the session was
adjourned sine die.
Tho Annual Encampment, Department of Conn.,
G. A. E., was held in New Haven on Wednesday
and Thursday ef last week. At the closing session
several matters of minor importance affecting the
interests of the organization were discussed and
acted upon. The committee on the aunual report
of Assistant Adjutant-General George W. Keeler, of
Bridgeport, made a report, complimenting his work
on the records for neatness, thoroughness, and accu
racy. In accordance with a recommendation in the
annual report of Department Commander Beers, a
standing committee, consisting of Ira Hicks of New
Britain, A. B. Beers of Bridgeport, William C. Aiken
of Norwich, L. A. Dickinson of Hartford, and Frank
D. Sloat of New Haven, were appointed to visit
Fitch's Soldiers' Home at Darien, and tender them
the services of the organization in the care and
support of disabled soldiers. Among the businesss
transacted on Wednesday was the reduction of tho
per capita tax upon members from 10 to 8 cents a
quarter. On Thursday a resolution was passed
thanking Admiral Foote Post and the citizens of New
Haven for the entertainment given the delegates at
Peck's Opera House Wednesday evening. Depart
ment officers for the ensuing year were elected as
follows : Department Commander, Ira E. Hicks, New
Britain ; S. V. C, Isaac B. Hyatt, Meriden ; J. V. C,
William Berry, Hartford ; Medical Director, A. T.
Douglass, M. D., New London ; Chaplain, the Eev.
J. W. Davis, Waterbury ; Council of Administration,
John McCarthy of New Haven, H. W. Durfee of
Norwich, George Bobbins of Waterbury, Lewis G.
Logan of Bridgeport, andEobert'H. Kellogg of Hart
ford; Delegate at Large, John McCarthy, New Ha-
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WASHINGTON, I. C.
ven ; Alternate at Large, James E. Sloan, Hartford ;
First Delegate, William C. Wile, M. D., Sandy Hook ;
Alternate, M. G. Gallagher, Meriden; Second Dele
gate, Lewis G. Logan, Bridgeport ; Alternate, Seeley
G. Blakeman, Birmingham. The newly-elected offi
cers were installed by Chief Mustering Officer Frank
D. Sloat, of New Haven, and the Department Com
mander made appointments as follows: Adjutant
General, Hiram E. Painter, of Hartford; Q. M. Gen.,
William H. Pierpont, of New Haven; Inspector
Gen., Frank D. Sloat, of New Haven. The other
appointments are to be announced in a circular. It
was voted that all past commanders of Posts shall
be members of the Department Encampment. The
two days' Encampment was one of the most success
ful ever held in Connecticut by the Order.
The following-named have been installed as offi
cers of the Lincoln, Nebraska, Post, of the G. A. K. :
Commander, Jno. C. Bonnell ; S. V. C, William A.
Place ; J. V. C, J. Helmkamp ; Adj't, Lyman Wood ;
O. D., P. C. Kichards ; Q.M.,E.C.Hazlott; Surgeon,
W. S. Latta ; Chaplain, H. Masterman ; O. G., Jas.
McCarty; Serg't Maj., S.B. Dobson; Q. M. Serg't,
J. E. Philpott; Ordnance Serg't, Silas Sprague; In
side Guard, E. F. Taylor ; Outside Guard, E. Grimes.
C. G. Harker Post, No. 51, G. A. E., Department
of Nebraska, located at Wilber, in that State, is
reported as being in a flourishing condition. Its
members are evidently alive to the interests of
their fellow-soldiers, as is evidenced by the reso
lutions expressing their views concerning the re
peal of the arrears act which appears in another
Post No. 183, G. A. E., located at Bochester, Pa.,
has a membership of 135, and there are 25 candi
dates awaiting initiation. This is an excellent
showing for a Post less than two years of age, and
it is to be hoped that it will not be long before
every ex-soldier within reach shall have been
made a comrade of the organization.
The Annual Encampment, Department of Min
nesota, G. A. E., convened in Minneapolis at the
headquarters, George N. Morgan Post, No. 4, last
week, and was called to order by the Department
Commander, Adam Marty. The following officers
of the Department were present : S. V. C, John
P. Eea; J. V. C, C. C. Whitney; A. A. G., Samuel
Bloomer; Inspector, W. H. H.Taylor; Judge Ad
vocate, W. P. Eoberts; Medical Director, Dr. J.
C. Ehodes ; Chaplain, Eev. W. H. Harrington ; Chief
Mustering Officer. E. D. Taylor.
The following Posts reported in the State with
delegates as follows:
Muller Post, No. 1, Stillwater E. D. Taylor
and J. A. Eeed, delegates, and W. H. H. Taylor,
' J. S. Cady, No. 2, Anoka J. S. Merritt and H.
Ghostly, delegates, and N. C. Summilken, Com
mander. Burdick, No. 3, Spring Valley George C. Weed,
delegate, and A. E. Barleson, Commander.
George N. Morgan, No. 4, Minneapolis E. C.
Babb, C. A. Clauson, and W. P. Eoberts, delegates,
and D. M. Gilmore, Commander.
Eobson, No. 5, Albert Lea Not -represented.
Sherman, No. 6, Taylor's Falls Not represented.
D. F. Markhani, No. 7 Marshall C. C. Whitney
and J. N. Liscomb, delegates.
Garfield, No. 8, St. Paul James Lathrop, dele
gate, and E. A. Becker, Commander.
G. H. Thomas, No. 9 J. L. Kent, Commander.
The minutes of the list meeting of the Encamp
ment were read and approved.
The reports of A. A. G., A. Q. M. G., and of Coun
cil of Administration were read and approved,
showing a total membership of 350, debts all paid,
and funds in the treasury.
The Department Commander reported a prospect
of organizing several additional posts throughout
The following officers of the Department for the
ensuing year were then elected and appointed :
Commander, Adam Marty, Stillwater ; S. V. G,
John P. Eea; J. V. C, Chas. C. Whitney; A. A. G.,
Samuel Bloomer; A. Q. M. G., F. Seibolt; Judge
Advocate, W. P. Eoberts; Medical Director, Dr.
J. C. Ehodes ; Chaplain, Bev. W. H. Harrington.
Members of Council of Administration J. W.
Pride, Post No. 2, Anoka; D. M. Gilmore, Post No.
4, Minneapolis ; A. E. Burleson, Post No. 3, Spring
Valley; E. A. Becker, Post No. 8, St. Paul; J. N.
Liscomb, Post No. 7, Marshall.
It was decided to have a semi-annual meeting of
the encampment at Lake Park, Lake Minnetonka,
during the coming summer.
All Past Post Commanders were made members of
Comrade D.M. Gilmore was elected representative
to National Encampment, and comrade E. G. Taylor
The institution fee for all Posts was fixed at $20
and cost of supplies, the Department Encampment
bearing the expenses of institution.
The newly elected officers were then installed oy
Comrade Eeed, A. D. C. of Commander-in-chief
The thanks of the Encampment were tendered
the Department Commander for his service the past
year ; also to G. N. Morgan Post, No. 4, for their
reception. All Posts were recommended to uniform
themselves as soon as possible.
The next annual meeting will bo held at St. Paul,
the third Wednesday in January, 1883.
The Encampment then adiourned.
At the Hotel Brunswick, New York city, last
Tuesday, night the officers-elect of George Washing
ton Post, No. 103, G. A. E., were duly installed.
They are as follows: Commander, Martin T. McMa
hon ; V. C, Lloyd Aspinwall ; J. V. C, Lieutenant
Theodore S. Thompson, U. S. N. ; Adj't, J.'T. Locke ;
Q. M., Thomas C. Miles; S. M., Colonel Charles H.
Hatch ; Q. M. S., Edward Hayt ; O. D., Lieutenant
Elliott J. Arthur, U. S. N. Comrade David Terry
performed the installation ceremonies. Among the
guests were General George B. McClellan, Colonel
D. S. Dennison, and Colonel Charles Freichel.
Dancing and feasting followed the ceremony.
Last week C. J. Ormsbee Post, G. A. E., of Bran
don, Vt., held its second Camp-fire.
After calling the comrades to order, Commander
Flint set forth the purposes of th'e meeting, stating
that it was intended to revive old friendship, by
calling up incidents of the war, wherein each com
rade imperilled, life and limb on the battle field in
defense of the old flag. Bemarks were made by
comrades and guests, after whiclrwas sung "March
ing Through Georgia," by the Glee Club ; then the
fire was brightly kindled, pipes lighted, and stories,
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songs, and dancing indulged in. About 9:30 a ru
mor spread through the camp that the enemy's sup
ply train was in sight, and; every one prepared for a
charge on it, which was nobly done, capturing the
whole train but no prisoners. After the hard
tack and coffee had been liberally dealt with, the
inner man refreshed, fun was the order, and with
song and story a good time was enjoyed until the
bugle sounded "lights out" at about 11:30, when all
rose and sang " John Brown " and "America," and
the fire was extinguished, to be lighted at some
The sixteenth annual session of the Department
of Pennsylvania, G. A. E., was held in Williamsport
last week. A large number of Delegates were in
attendance. The annual report submitted by the
Department officers shews that thirty-nine new
Posts were organized during the past year, with a
net gain of 3,022 members, and that the financial
condition of the Order is good. Dr. Higbee, State
Superintendent of Public Instruction, made an ad
dress in the interests of soldier's orphans. Officers
to serve during the ensuing year were elected as
Commander, John M. Vanderslice, of Philadel
phia ; S. V. C, W. N. Jones, of Williamsport ; J.
V. C, James M. Gibbs, Danville ; Chaplain, J. W.
Sayres, Beading; M.D., Wm. D. Hall, Altoona; C.
A., E. G. Sellers, Thomas K. Donnelly, L. W. Shingle,
A. J. Sellers, W. F. Aull. Wilksbarre was selected
as the place for the next annual Encampment, and
Gettysburg for the summer Encampment. The
new officers were installed by General Louis Wagner.
The ex-soldiers of Auburn, Indiana, have organ
ized a "Union Soldiers' Association," the objects of
which are to look after the interests of disabled
comrades, provide medical and other attention for
the needy, assist honorably discharged soldiers in
procuring evidence in pension cases, and aid those
not having the requisite means to travel to distant
points for examination, &c, &c.
Meetings termed "Hardtack Socials" are held
from time to time for amusement and business pur
poses. The present officers are, President, Capt. P. W.
Silvers; V. P., Thomas Hallem; Sec, Charles Eck
hart; Treas., Geo. H. Hoffman; Cor. Sec, G. W.
Gordon; Q. M., Wm. Snyder; S. A., Henry Dolf.
The G. A. E Post, of Sterling, Kan. is making elabo
rate preparations to observe Washington's Birth
day, February 22d. They will give a supper and
entertainment in Geodson's Hall that evening.
The following-named are the offcers of Joseph A.
Mower Post, No: 1, Department of Louisiana, G. A.
E. : Post Commander, William Eoy ; S. V. O, W. L.
Hamlett; J. V. C, F. W. Gibson; Adj't, C. L. C.
Cass ; Q. M., James H. Wright ; Surg., J. B. Ludwick ;
Chap., David F. Powers ;,0. D., M. M. Tullers; O.
G., Smythe Dalrymple ; S. M., Geo. F. Miller ; Q.
M. S., Joseph H. Lawler.
The Post of the G. A. B. at Martin's Ferry, Ohio,
last week held a festival and fair, which proved a
success in every respect.
The annual election of officers of the Department
of the Potomac, G. A. E., Monday evening, resulted
as follows : Department Commander, S. S. Burdett ;
S. V. D. C, A. F. Medford ; J. V. D. C, Fred Mack;
M. D., Florence Donehue ; D. C, Eev. Ben Swallow ;
C. A., P. D. Haynes, Eichard Henderson, W. P. Se
ville, Levi Nagle, Peter Wynn ; Del. to Nat. En.,
Fred Thompson, M. E. Urell; Alt's, Thomas T. Al
len, T. W. Howard.
COMMANDER J. S. FRASER.
The new Department Commander, Comrade James
S. Fraser, is agent for the Delaware & Lackawana
Express Co. in New York city. He is a well built,
fine looking man, perhaps forty years of age. He
belongs to James C. Eice Post, No. 29, of New York.
He has a good military record, having served as
sergeant in the Fourth New York Independent
Battery, and First Eegiment Volunteer Engineers
for three years, never being absent from his com
mand. His purity of character, his conceded abil
ity as a presiding officer, together with his accurate
knowledge of the details of the business of the G.
A. E., acquired by constant attendance at Post and
Department Encampments, give every assurance of
a most brilliant and successful administration.
LET OTHER POSTS FOLLOW SUIT.
At a recent regular meeting of C. G. Harker
Post, No. 51, G. A. E., Department of Nebraska,
the following resolutions were unanimously
Resolved, That it shows bad faith on the part of
the Members of Congress to insist upon the passage
of a law repealing the arrears of pension law,
and that we request the Members of Congress and
Senators from Nebraska to use all honorable means
to defeat any measure tending to desert the sol
diers and sailors of the lato war at this hour of
the Nation's prosperity, and that our representa
tives to the annual Encampment be instructed to
urge the adoption of this resolution.
One of the .recently introduced substitutes for
gold, which has become very popular in some of
the jewelry and other manufactories of fine wares
in France, is composed as follows : One hundred
parts, by weight, of copper of the purest quality,
fourteen of zinc or tin, six of magnesia, three and
six-tenths of sal-ammoniac, limestone and cream
of tartar. The copper is first melted, then the
magnesia, sal-ammoniac, limestone, and' cream of
tartar in powder are added separately and grad
ually. The whole mass is kept stirred for half
an hour, the zinc or tin being dropped in piece
by piece, the stirring being kept up till they
melt. Finally, the crucible is covered and the
mass kept in fusion thirty-five minutes, and the
scum being removed, the metal is poured into
molds, and is then ready for use. The alloy thus
made is represented as being fine-grained, mallea
ble, takes a high polish., and does not easily oxidize.
GEORGE E. LEMON
WASHINGTON, D. C,
Attorney-at-Law and Solicitor of
United States and Foreign
Established in 1865.
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DR. FOSTER'S REMEDIES
FOR FAMILIAR AILMENTS.
No. I. BLOOD - PUBXFYTtfG AST)
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
als from that
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 seri
ous indeed, and at others scarcely worthy of a second
Headache, Pain in the Back and Umbs, a Coated
Tongue, Foul Breath, Disordered Digestion,
Yellowish Skin and Eyes, Constipation of
the Bowels, Scantiness of Urine and Dif
ficulty of Passing It, iow Spirits,
Nervousness, Confusion of Mind, Pal
pitation of the Heart, Violent Throbbing
at the Pit of the Stomach, Pain in the Side
dull and aching General Lassitude and Lack
of Interest 1h 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
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.
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. Stamps should be enclos
ed for reply.
D. L. FOSTER, M. D.,
1001 South 20th Street,
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 wo
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.
5 T It ' "J any time' tura to the file d proba
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subscriber will profit by this suggestion.
will inftn. you if therng d'' Wh
S. L. B., Eaton Rapids. Mm t- .i
months from date of filing lKJ
ical examination for case ton V f? .
by the Department. be reached for action
J. T., Victoria, Ka.ns.au clai r
filed prior to July 1, 1880, date btkTo &
S. S., Hume, Ills. The Pension Office a
stop business. It takes several months for !
to be reached after the last proofs are fii Ji mi
will be notified of the action had. d' You
J. A. E., Lockville, Ohio. The bills introdnrpd
into Congress are to equalize bounties by paving
$8.33 per month to enlisted men for the time served
deducting amounts previously received, if any'
Eight to pension does not necessarily entitle to
Eighteenth Pa. Cavalry, New Hope, Pa.
General Martin T. McMahon, of New York city
is the Secretary of the Board of Managers of Sol
diers' Homes. His office is on Nassau street, num
ber not known, but a letter addressed to him will
reach him. There is no Home in Pennsylvania,
although one is in progress of institution.
H. J. E., .Your case is peculiar, and it is
difficult to answer. There is now legislation before
Congress touching the point in question. Your
better course is to await decision of the Pension
T. G-., Soldiees' Home, Togus, Me. When a
claim goes before the Board of Eeview it is for final
disposition, which ought to be had in the course of
from two to four months sometimes a shorter
period, according to the nature of the case.
W. M., Pin Gkove, Kans. Your letter has been
referred to a reliable attorney, who will give you
the desired information.
A. W.- E., Mt. Ayre, Kans. You enlisted for
one year unless sooner discharged, and not having
served full time are only entitled to first and second
F. F., Toof P. O., Fremont Co., Col. We know
of no published history of the Sixth Corps.
E. H., Norfolk, Conn. 1. Will endeavor to
find Cantain Howard's address. 2. Shall niihlisti in
The National Tribune list of commanders of our
armies before a great while. The Fourth TJ. S.
Artillery is divided stationed at various places.
Mrs. C. E. C, Stontngton, Conn. The arrears
act benefits only those who have a good claim for
pension upon the facts presented. Unless you were
dependent upon your son for support, and his death
was a result of his military service you have no
title. Mr. Lemon is a reliable attorney, and his
judgment of such matters excellent.
C A. F., Hanover, N. H. It is anticipated that
some action will be taken during the present ses
sion of Congress to authorize the Postmaster-General
to readjust the salaries of the third, fourth, and
fifth classes of postmasters, as provided for in Sec
tion 8, Act ef June 12, 1866. Bills have already
been introduced with that object in view, and
judging from the sentiment evinced in the past, it
is believed relief will be granted. It is certainly a
E. S. W., Gilman, Ills. It takes from four to
six months for the Department to reach a case for
examination after the last testimony is in.
S. E. G., York, Neb. An examiner in the Pen
sion Office considers the evidence, sees that it is in
proper form, compares it with the official record,
and, upon the proofs submitted, determines whether,
in his opinion, the case ought to be allowed. The
case then goes to the Board of Eeview, which re
views and revises his action and approves or disap
proves of the same, as, in their judgment, may seem
proper in view of the facts proved. There is not
much delay on the part of the Board of Eeview,
which is well up with its work.
H. A. K., Survey, Books Co., Kan. If surgeons
and commissioned officers, who knew of the origin
of disability, are dead, testimony of comrades
having personal knowledge will be accepted by the
W. G., Fremont, Mich. We cannot tell you.
You should write to your Member of Congress who
has the appointment.
J. L., Olean, N. Y . We know nothing of the
standing of the parties to whom you refer. The
Pension Office can inform you if they are recognized
as vour attorneys. If they have been, you can
emplov no one else without their consent, or unless
they neglect your case or are disbarred.
H. J. M., Greene, Iowa 1. If no further evi
dence is required, it is probable that the claim
will be settled within the year. 2. Claims are not
made special except for the most pressing reasons,
viz. : Such as absolute destitution and want on the
part of the claimant. 3. Yes. 4. In order that
when doubt arises as to claimant's soundness at en
listment, proper inquiry by the Pension Office may
bemado touching the matter. 5. Pension moneys
cannot be levied upon or attached for debt, bee
Eevised Statutes United States. If put into real
estate or other property, the same becomes liable.
6. There is now no United States exemption law.
The only law is that of the several States.
The present post-office addresses of the following
named persons are desired by subscribers to The
National Tribune. Any one able to give infor
mation touching their whereabouts will confer a
favor by corresponding with us :
1. Captain Howard, who in the spring or summer oi
1361 had charge of three or four companies et
recruits assigned to the Fourth U. S. Artillery,
and who were sent to stay on the Fair grounds,
for a few weeks, at Carthage, about twelve mile
from Cincinnati, Ohio.
2. Lieutenant William M. Moore, Company L, Four
teenth Illinois Cavalry.
3. Any officers or soldiers of Company F, Fifty
eighth New York volunteers, who were at bte
pheuson, Ala., in the winter of 1864-5.
4. Captain Nelsqn Gill, Company B, Thirty-third
Illinois ; Lieutenant Durant, Company B, Thirty
third Illinois, and John Upperman, same com
pany and regiment.
5. James C. Greuzard, late Company D, TniFJ"
eighth Illinois, last heard from at Evansvuie,
Ind., in 1865.
Remaining: answers next week.
NOT TO BE FORGOTTEN.
Heads of Departments, superintendents of public
buildings, and commandants of navy-yards, &c
should keep in view the law of the land, as laid
down in the Eevised Statutes, Sjc. 1754, to wit :
8fc 175 Persons honorably discharged from the mHi
tarv or nawti service by reason of disability resulting from
SndsoVsickntss incurred in the line of duty, shall be
vreferredfor appointments to eiril offices, provided they are
und to possess the business capacity necessary for the
proper discharge of such offices.
The next section is not mandatory in its charac
ter but is a good recommendation that ought to be
kept in view by all good citizens.
Sec 1755. In grateful recognition of the services, sacrifices,
and 'sufferings of persons honorably discharged fromtne
military and naval service of the countrj. ..',J
untndl, disease, or the expiration oftermofeMtntnt,
i respectfully recommended to bankers, merchants, manu
?allSi f mechanics, farmers, and persons engaged in
fi"S pursuits, to give them the preference for appoint
ment to remunerative situations and employments.