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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. C, FEBEUAEY 25, 1882,
For The National. Tiubuxe.
MY W. M. H.
It was the season of the year
When just the faintest tint
Of green begins to fleck the ward -
Where Spring has left her print,
And violets, as deep in hue
As bine skies overhead,
Peep out among the swelling mounds
Of our beloved dead.
I mused an hour at Arlington;
1 looked across the stream ;
1 saw the stately Capitol,
And like a horrid dream
The hateful past came back to me;
I felt a sudden dread
Lest some new shock should rudely break
The bivouac of the dead.
Brave hearts, ye little thought, I ween.
The day would ever come
"With trumpets sounding for the charge
And fiercely throbbing drum
"When to your comrades, spared by death
The brave by Glory led
Your country would ungrateful prove
And ye be happier dead !
It was the season of the year
When jut the faintest tint
Of green begins to fleck the sward
Where Spring has left her print,
And violets are deep in hue
As blue skies overhead
I plucked one near a swelling mound
For ye, beloved dead !
Grand Army Matters.
Assistant Adjutant General Taylor. Department
of Vermont, G. A. R., sends the following, for which
lie will please accept our thanks :
The Annual Encampment, Department of Ver
mont. G-. A. R., February Oth and 10th, at Brattle
boro. was one of the most successful meetings, and
the largest, ever held in the Department. A grand
public Camp-fire was held in the evening, with an
address by Chaplain-in-Chief Lovering, of Massa
chusetts, at which were present a large concourse
Department Commander George W. Hooker was
present, as were also Commander-in-Chief Merrill,
Governor Farnham, Lieutenant-Governor Barstow.
General W. W. Henry, U. S. Marshal, Past De
partment Commander Corliss of New York, and.
many other prominent Grand' Army men. Besides
the address of Chaplain Lovering. speeches were
made by Commander Hooker, Commander-in-Chief
Merrill, Governor Farnham. Colonel Corliss, and
others, and excellent music was furnished by the
Military band, and a quartette of male voices, and
by Professor Maxham. After the Camp-fire the
members of the Encampment, the old soldiers of
Brattleboro, and a large number of citizens (invited
guests), in all numbering nearly 300, sat down to a
sumptuous banquet at the Brooks House, provided
by Commander Hooker. After the banquet, toasts
and speeches were the order of the evening, until a
late hour, when the assemblage broke up. all having
enjoyed a thoroughly good time.
The business meeting of the Encampment was
held on the 10th, and passed off satisfactorily. The
reports of the A. A. G. and A. Q. M. G., show the
Department to be in a flourishing condition, nu
merically and financially, numbering 31 Posts, and
1,033 member in good standing, against 19 Posfc.
and 52s members two years ago, when Colonel
Hooker was elected Commander, an increase of
nearly 100 per cent.
The following are the newly-elected officers :
Department Commander, A. B. Valentine, of
Bennington. Post 42; S. V. C Le D. Savage, of
Waitsfield, Post 36; J. V. C, W. H. Gilmore, of
Fairlee, Post 17; M. D., E. H. Pettengill, of Sax
ton's Eiver, Post 34; Chap'ain, J. K. Richardson, of
Rutland, Post 14.
Council of Administration : Warren Gibbs, Post
2, of Burlington ; Is". S. Capen, Post 18. of Brandon;
M. J. Horton, Post 49, of Poultney : C. C. Kinsman.
Post 14, Eutland ; C. E. Graves, Post 42. of Ben-
H. Bigelow, Post 2,
Post 10, Cambridge.
National Encampment: Geo.
of Burlington; C. D. Gates.
Alternates: R. J. Coffer, Post 13. Richmond
Cannon, jr., Post 34, Bellows Falls.
C. C. Kinsman, of Rutland, will be the new A. A
' E. V. Sumner Post, No. 19, G-. A. R., Department
of Massachusetts, recently held a Camp-fire which
proved so interesting that the " boys " were enabled
to sing ' We won't go home till morning '' by day
light. Seventy-seven military and naval organiza
tions were represented, including thirty-seven regi
ments from Massachusetts, five from Maine, thir
teen from New Hampshire, five from Vermont,
three from New York, and several from other States.
The G. A. R. was represented by comrades from
Posts at Leominster, Westminster, Princeton, Aver,
Groton, and New Ipswich, to whom and the members
of the veteran associations at Ashby and Townsend
invitations had been extended, and judging from
report a jollier company of " old vets " never sat
down For of course they had a supper in Massa
chusetts, or, for that matter, anywhere else. It
seems that each one present was able to make a
speech, sing, tell a story, get away with his proper
share of refreshments and handle a pipe in the most
scientific manner, all at the same time. Com
mander Cuthbert of Sumner Post, Commander
Ames, of Leominster Post, Commanders Kimball.
Marcy, Goodrich, Sibley, and Bruce, with Comrades
Wymau, Boutelle, Atherton, Leitch, Donley, Law
rence. Palmer, Schragle, General Kimball, Hartwell,
Kenny, Cuthbert, and Loring, contributed to the
entertainment, while Commander Merriain would
have acted as provost-marshal had. there been any
The affair was perfectly managed throughout.
Nothing was done that ought not to have been,
and everything requisite to the occasion was well
attended to. Such Reunions cannot be held too
Meade Post, No. 14, G. A. R., of Sterling, Kansas,
celebrated Washington's Birthday by a parade in
the afternoon, and a banquet in the evening, which
was followed by appropriate exercises, consisting of
an address, songs, tableaux, and recitations. A
small sum was charged for admission to the banquet
and hall, the proceeds of the entertainment going
to the benefit of the Widows' and Orphans Benefit
Fund of the Grand Army.
The Second Michigan cavalry held their Reunion
at Charlotte recently, and a large number of veter
ans were in attendance.
The survivors of the First New Hampshire bat
tery, to the number of about SO, held their first Re
union since the war in Manchester, N. H., on the
17th. An association, called " The Veteran Battery
Association,7' was formed, with the following officers :
President, Samuel Cooper; vice-president, S. S.
Piper; secretary, George E. Gliues ; treasurer, J. W.
Charles Ward Post, No. 62, G. A. R., of Newton,
ilass., held a Camp-fire at their headquarters on
Thursday evening of last week. The attendance
was large and a thoroughly good time was enjoyed
by the comrades present.
The surviving veterans of the First New Jersey
Brigade, will hold their first Annual Reunion in
Camden, New Jersey, on Wednesday, June 28, 1632,
for the purpose of renewing old associations and re
viving the friendship contracted during the mem
orable days of battle and camp life.
The surviving members of the Twelfth regiment
of New Jersey volunteers held their annual meet
ing at Woodbury on the 22d inst.
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WASHINGTON, D. C.
G. A. R. ORDERS.
Headquarters Dept. of Pennsylvania,
Grand Army ok the Republic,
1037 Chestnut St.. Philadelphia, Feb. 1, 1S32.
General Orders, )
Elected Commander of the Department of Penn
sylvania, Grand Army of the Republic, at the six
teenth Ann-ial Encampment at Williamsport, Jan
uarv "25, I have assumed command.
While appreciating the high honor conferred upon
me by my comrades, 1 also realize the grave re
sponsibility thereby imposed.
Our Department is now in splendid condition.
Through the successful administration of my pre
decessors, our two hundred and thirty-two posts are
well established and steadily maintaining the prin
ciples of our Order in almost every section of our
old Commonwealth: but there is not a single one
of the Posts that cannot be strengthened and im
proved during the year, and there is not an indi
vidual member thereof through whose influence
another cannot be added to our numbers. There
are yet at least fifty places where good Posts can be
organized and sustained.
Therefore, relying upon the cordial co-operation
and generous aid of all, I call for an advance
throughout our Department. 1 summon all to a
united and determined eftbrt for the further im
provement of our Order.
Let all apathy, all differences of opinion, all dis
satisfaction of whatever nature be forgotten in the
common desire to have every one enrolled with us
who won and is still worthy of the proud distinc
tion of being called " comrade."
Recognizing in Comrade Thomas J. Stewart, of
Post 11 of Norristown, a comrade whose long and
active connection with the Order and abilities well
fit him for the position, I have appointed him
Assistant Adjutant-General. He will be obeyed and
Headquarters will be established at 1037 Chest
nut street, Philadelphia.
Additional appointments will be announced in
next general order.
J. M. Vanderslice.
Headquarters Dept. of Wisconsin,
Grand Army of the Republic,
Waukesha, Wis., February 7, 1SS2.
General Orders, )
Xo. 1. I
I. Having been elected commander of the Depart
ment by the sixteenth annual Encampment, I
hereby assume the duties of the office.
II. I have appointed Comrade Frank H. Putney,
of Post No. 19, Waukesha, Assistant Adjutant-General,
and Comrade Griff. J. Thomas, of Post No. 4,
Berlin, Assistant Quartermaster -General. They
will be obeyed and respected accordingly. The
appointment of the additional officers composing
the personal staff of the Department Commander
will be announced in future orders.
III. The reports and funds pertaining to the
Quartermaster's Department will be sent direct to
the Assistant Quartermaster General at Berlin,
Wis. All other reports and communications will
be forwarded, to the Assistant Adjutant-General at
Waukesha, Wis. H. M. Enos,
Frank H. Putnev,
Assistant Adjutant General.
BADGE FOR IOWA SOLDIERS.
The eighteenth General Assembly of Iowa passed
an act constituting the Executive Council, the Adjutant-General,
and the Register of the Land Office
a commission to devise a design for a badge of
honor, to be given by the State of Iowa to every
honorably-discharged soldier of the State and to
every citizen of the State who served in the navy
of the United States during the rebellion. The
committee reported on Monday. The report recom
mends the adoption of the following design : On
one side is the motto, " Our Liberties we Prize and
our Rights we will Maintain. In the centre and
near the lower part of the model is one large and
one small base. On the upper or smaller base is
the word "Iowa;" underneath the larger base, the
figures " 1861-18(55." On the small base stands the
Goddess of Liberty; at her right and on the ground
stands the infantry soldier, with his gun in front,
holding the same with his left hand, with his cap
in his right hand ; immediately over and almost
touching the soldier's head the goddess holds in her
right hand a wreath ; at her left stands the sailor
at parade rest, with cap in hand. In her left hand
she holds a wreath extended toward the sailor. On
the reverse side of the pendant is a wreath, sur
rounding the following inscription : " The State of
Iowa to Volunteer." The blank is a slightly
raised bar, upon which the soldier receiving this
badge may have his name engraved. The bar to
which the pendant is attached is beautifully chased
at either end, and in the centre the coat of arms
of the State of Iowa ; securely fastened to which
will be a pin for the purpose of attaching the same
to the coat or vest of the wearer. Such badge, when
ready for shipment, will not cost to exceed forty
A REMEDY NEEDED.
The following letter, received from a subscriber,
details a state of facts which ought never to have
been permitted to exist. The Government ought
to take some steps to do immediate justice in the
premises. Our correspondent says :
I enlisted in the volunteer service October 8, 1861,
and re-enlisted, while still in service, as a veteran
volunteer, in 1863. The Governor of my State com
missioned me a lieutenant in March, 1865, but ow
ing to the way we were knocked about the commis
sion did not reach me until June, 1865. I was still
in service as first sergeant, and we were expecting
to be mustered out shortly. I would have received
several installments of veteran bounty upon my
final discharge as an enlisted man, but having what
maybe called a "pardonable pride" in returning
home an officer, and besides being assured by
" everybody," including the mustering officer, that
I would receive the "three months pay proper"
voted by Congress to officers at the close of the war,
I got discharged as an enlisted man, mustered in as
first lieutenant, and finally out as such July 12,
1865. Since then I have received neither the " three
months pay proper" nor the veteran bounty that
would have been due me had I been finally dis
charged as an enlisted man. In fact, I have shared
in none of the many benefits of equalization of
bounty, &c, granted to soldiers of the late war. It
seems to me an injustice, that while I served con
tinuously from October 8. 1S61, to July 12. 1865, 1 am
entitled to neither the benefits granted to officers
nor enlisted men.
PRISONERS OF WAR ASSOCIATION,
The Illinois Prisoners of War Association now
numbers 375 members. The objects of the associa
tion, as set forth in articles 1 and 2 of the constitu
tion, are as follows:
Article 1. This organization shall be called the
Illinois State Association of Union Prisoners of
War, and shall be composed of Union prisoners, of
whatever rank, captured by the confederate army
during the late rebellion.
Art. 2. The object of this association shall be for
the more perfect fraternization of those who were
incarcerated in the prison-pens of the South, and
alto for the purpose of effecting more favorable
national legislation for those who suffered more,
even, than death for their country.
Colonel W. W. Lowdermilk. of Springfield. Ills.,
the president of the association, has recently issued
a circular calling upon Union soldiers who were at
any time prisoners of war to unite with their com
rades in urging the passage by Congress of what is
known as the Keifer bill. Those desiring to cor
respond with him may address him as above.
THE "CALIFORNIA VETERANS' HOME."
The Board of Trustees of the State Veterans'
Home Association have concluded to disincorporate,
with a view of immediate reincorporation on a more
extended and liberal basis of operation. After
mature deliberation it was concluded to have the
incorporators number twenty-five, apportioned be
tween the Grand Army of the Republic and the
Veterans of the Mexican War, in the ratio of twenty
of the former to five of the latter. From among the
twenty-five are to be selected the officers of the
Home, which it will be endeavored to have formed
on a self-supporting plan, by having the inmates, or
such as are capable of so doing, apply themselves to
some light and beneficial employment, directly
connected with the Home. In conformity to this
idea, a new series of by-laws and a constitution
have been adopted and printed, the idea being to
vest the control of the management of the affairs of
the Home to the delegates from San Francisco, the
apportionment requiring that the minority of dele
gates be from the interior. On last Thuisday even
ing the Mexican Veterans' Association held a meet
ing to take action in the matter. The local associa
tion chose from its own ranks Captain William
Blanding, Judge T. W. Freelon, Major R. P. Ham
mond, Colonel J. C. Hays of Alameda, and Hon. S.
O. Houghton of San Jose, as the representation
from the Mexican Veterans' Home Association.
The Grand Army of the Republic was reported to
be ready to do likewise at the coming Encampment.
Captain Blanding reported that under one of the
by-laws, the pro rata of apportionment between the
Grand Army and the Veterans could never be
changed. It was also said that $39,000 was on
hand, and that as soon as the Home was erected
sixty or seventy veterans would immediately apply
for admission. The Mexican Veterans indorsed the
contemplated change unanimously, it being shown
them that special favors were being extended that
organization in making its members eligible to
membership in the Home. The homes in other
States were generally restricted to soldiers of the
particular State, and the veterans of the Mexican
war were only admissible in the four national
homes which are under the strict discipline and
support of Congress. The apportionment was con
tended to be a liberal one, based upon the member
ship of the respective organizations. In the course
of the other business of the meeting, Capt. Blanding
called the attention of the comrades to the fact that
Miss Florence Watkins, the fair captain of the "San
Jose Home Guard," composed of about twenty of
the most beautiful and best drilled young ladies,
" had expressed a strong desire to be honored with
the official badge of the veterans." A number of the
gray-headed veterans became unusually gallant, and
Judge Talliaferro even moved to adopt Miss Watkins
as the daughter of the regiment. However, Judge
Freelon disposed of the matter by gallantly present
ing a resolution, having for an object the appoint
ment of a committee which shall in future be em
powered to decorate ladies with the veteran's badge
on showing of relationship to any of the veterans,
or service done in the war, or for the organization.
Subsequently the same committee was also charged
with the revision of the constitution and by-laws,
the special attention of the committee being directed
to the fact that, as the society would soon pass out
of existence by reason of the death of the members,
some plan should be adopted by which to perpetuate
the organization. The idea that the eldest son of a
deceased comrade and the eldest son of the eldest
son, in his turn, should be vested with the right of
membership, seemed to meet with the approbation
of the members. San Jose (Cal.) Morning Times.
WIDE AWAKE FOR MARCH, 1882.
The March Wide Awake is brilliant with fine
pictures, one of Charles Volkmar's famous duck
paintings heading the list as frontispiece. Mrs.
Jessie Curtis Shepherd has a beautiful full page
engraving, "They who wear fine gloves," and
Jessie McDermott another, with two full-length
figures, to illustrate the irresistable poem entitled
"A Girl of the Period." Bodfish also has three full
page drawings in the number illustrating "Han
nah's Snares," "A Sawing Match," and " The Story
of Maple Sugar." The letter press is equally attract
ive. Among the poems are " Two Little Pilgrims,"
by Juliet C. Marsh ; " Behind the Arras, A. D. 1486,"
and "A Girl of the Period " by M. E. B. The stories
include "The Sixpence of a Pincess," "The Sawing
Match," "How I Entertained Two Little Girls,"
"Their Club and Ours" (serial), by A Boy, " From
the Hudson to the Neva" (serial), by David Ker,
"The Story of Maple Sugar," "The Misfortunes of
Yankee Robinson's Family," "What Grandmamma
Did," "Hannah's Snares," and "A Mean Little
Mouse," by Mrs. Eytinge. Then there are excellent
articles as entertaining as the stories, among them
"To-day" in which Edward Everett Hale explains
the tariff, and "Short Stories from the Dictionary,"
by Arthur Gilman. To crown this is the month's
Reading Course for the Chautauqua Reading Union,
sparkling with wit and wisdom, helpful with prac
tical suggestions and brilliant with fine engravings.
The music this mouth is by Mr. G. W. Chadwick,
the musicial conductor of the Greek play, JSdipus.
he having set Miss Muloch's "Mill Song" especially
for Wide Awake. Only $2.50 a year. D. Lothrop
& Co., Boston, Publishers.
GEORGE E. LEMON
WASHINGTON, D. C,
Attorney -at -Law and Solicitor of
United States and Foreign
Established in 1865.
CAN I OBTAIN A PATENT?
Send a rough sketch or (if you can) a model of yom
invention to George E. Lemox, Washington, D. C.:
aad a Preliminary Examination will be made of all
United States Patents of the same class of inventions,
and you will be advised whether or not a patent can be
For this Preliminary Examination Xo Charge is Made.
WHAT WILL A PATENT COST?
If you are advised that your invention is patentable
send $20, o pay Government application fee of 15, and
$5 for the urawings required by the Government. This
amount is payable when the application is made. This
Is all of the expense, unless a patent is allowed. When
allowed the attorney's fee ($25) and the final Government
fee ($20) is payable.
By these terms you know beforehand, for nothing,
whether you are going to get a patent or not, and uc
attorney's fee is charged unless you do get a patent.
An attorney -whose fee depends on his success in obtain
ing the patent will not advise yon that your invention
is patentable, unless it really is patentable, so far as hi2
best judgment can aid in determining the question;
hence, you can rely on the advice given after a prelimi
nary examination is had.
DESIGN PATENTS and the REGISTRATION OF
LABELS and TRADE-MARKS secured.
CAVEATS prepared and fded.
Applications for the REISSUE OF PATENTS care
fully and skillfully prepared and promptly prosecuted.
Applications in revivor of rejected, abandoned, or for
feited cases made. Very often valuable inventions are
saved in these classes of cases.
If you have undertaken to secure your own patent
and failed, a skillful handling of the case may lead to
success. Send me a written request addressed to the
Commissioner of Patents that he recognize George E.
Lemox, of "Washington, D. C, as your attorney in the
case, giving the title of the invention and about the date
of filing your application. An examination will be made
of the case, and you will be informed whether or not a
patent can be obtained. This examination and report
will cost you nothing.
Interference Contests arising within the Patent
Office between two or more rival claimants to the same
subject-matter of invention, attended to.
Appeal Remedies pursued in relief from adverse
Searches made for title to inventions.
Copies of Patents furnished at the regular Govern
ment rates, (25 cents each, if subsequent to 1866. Pre
vious patents, not printed, at cost of making copies.)
Copies of Official Records furnished.
Opinions rendered as to scope, validity, and infringe
ment of Patents.
In fact, any information relating to Patents and to
property rights in inventions promptly furnished on the
most reasonable terms.
Remember this office has been in successful operation
since 1S65, and you therefore reap the benefits of experi
ence. Address, with stamp for reply,
GEORGE E. LEMON,
WASHINGTON, D. C.
JS3"- Reference given to actual clients In almost every
county in the United States.
DR. FOSTER'S REMEDIES
FOR FAMILIAR AILMENTS.
Xo. I. BLOOI - PURIFYIXG AXD
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 sefir
ous indeed, and at others scarcely worthy of a second
Headache, Pain in the Back and Limbs, a Coated
Tongue, Foul Breath, Disordered Digestion,
Yellowish Skin and Eyes, Constipation of
the Bowels, Scantiness of Urine and Dif
ficulty of Passing it, IiOiv 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 in 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 Avith 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 2.1 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 scaled 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, we
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.
They could then, at any time, turn to the file and proba
bly find the very inquiry answered about which they
would have written to us. "We trust that eaeh and every
subscriber will profit by this suggestion.
rGfB-l5V' L?GAN Grove, Neb. To prove origiu
ot disability it will be necessary to have testimony
of surgeon, or other officers, or of two comrades.;
M. B., Pharsalia. X. Y. The Pension Office is
now calling upon the Adjutant General of the Army
for military record in cases numbered from about
360,000 to 370,000. This has to be done before tes
timony is called for. It takes the Adjutant Gen
eral from six months to a year to furnish the rec
ord. J. .. Troy. N. Y.-Hon. R. H. M. Davidson, of
Florida, was born m that State in 1S32, and, there
fore, is not the person you are looking for.
C. M. P., Scranton. Pa. The only means of en
tering the Engineer Corps is by enlistment into the
United States service as in any other organization.
There are Government expeditions for explorations,
&c, in the west, which employ help for the season,
but the number of men required is limited, and it
is doubtful if you could succeed v.ith an application.
Major J. W. Powell, of this city, is in immediate
charge of such matters, so far as they are under au
thority of the War Department.
J. C. P.. Westmoreland Depot, N. H. There
seems to be no immediate prospect of the passage of
a bill gianting arrears of pension in special-act
cases, although the justice of such legislation cannot
be doubted. The National Tribune favors it,
and will do everything in its power to bring it
A Subscriber. Ayer, Mass. The Grand Army
cannot, for want of means, assist all of its members
who ask help, but only the most needy. If a mem
ber has a home of his own, and is in receipt of a
pension,, he is better oft; doubtless, than many others,
and of course ought not to expect help as a matter
of right. Perhaps you may be entitled to an in
crease of your pension.
Teamster. You cannot get a pension unless you
were regularly enlisted in the army (or navy)
Sergeant C. At present, calls for testimony are
made in claims that are under 350,000. No calls
are made in other cases except they are "special."
J. A. B The Adjutant General, United States
Army, has the records of " exemptions from drafts "
in the different States.
SLWidow. Waco, Tex. You cannot be restored to
the pension rolls. Your pension ceased at date of
remarriage. The fact that second husband is dead
does not change the status of your case any more
than if he was living.
J. G. P.. Hornellsville, N. Y. Special exam
inations are ordered in claims that are not satisfac
torily proven. If your claim is a just one, you need
liave no fears of the result, as you have the privilege
of being present, either in person or by attorney,
and can cross-examine such witnesses as testily
C. Tidball. Rome, N. Y. Your private horse
having been captured by the enemy, you have a
good claim. Attend to the matter at once, as Con
gress is expected to remove the bar which at pres
ent prevents consideration of claims of this class.
Veteran Hinch. Write to the Quartermaster
General, United States Army, regarding the head
stone. N., Boliver. Vouchers issued by quartermasters
during the war for animals, forage, subsistence, &e.,
can be collected. Apply to a reliable attorney.
I. N. C, Eighty-eight, Ky. We presume your
last examination will be deemed sufficient. If it is,
your case ought to be acted upon in the course of
the next three or four months at farthest.
J. E. C Orange Park, Fla. Address Register
of United States Land Office, Gainesville, Fla. 2.
You had best get testimony of officers and comrades,
and let the surgeon persist in forgetting if he wishes
to do so.
W. J. S., Princeton, Mo. Under the present
management of the Pension Office, you will be fairly
dealt with, and if you have a meritorious case, no
one. by making false charges, can prevent its being
allowed. We cannot inform yeu as to the standing
or the ability of the person whose name you men
tion. J. H., Moosehead. Minn. If she has resided on
the land for five years prior to marriage, she would
doubtless be entitled to prove up her claim at any
time within two years after the expiration of said
M. D., Sparta. Your accounts as examining
surgeon seem to be in some confusion, and we would
suggest that you place the matter in the hands of
an expeiienced attorney.
Addison D.. Easton, Pa. The "arrears law1'
does not limit the time for filing claims to the ar
rears due in cases settled prior to March 3. 1379. If
arrears are due you, you should apply to the Com
missioner of Pensions direct therefor, as attorneys
are not recognized in such cases.
R. R. 0., Algadon, Mich. The highest rate of
pension to an enlisted man for loss of hand or foot
is $1S, and for any disability equivalent to such loss
he would be entitled to the same amount per month.
In your case you might, perhaps, he entitled to in
crease, but we could not say definitely, without
knowing your exact physical condition and ability
to perform manual labor. The result of first exam
ination cannot now be modified so as to give you in
crease from date of granting the original pension.
J. P., West Point Pleasant, N. J. The tree cut
down by rebel bullets at Spottsylvania was a white
oak, sound to the heart, about two feet or a little over
in diameter, and the stump, now in the museum
attached to the Ordnance Bureau, in the Winder
Building, in this city, is between three and four
feet in height.
P. D., Greenfi eld. III. We think the decision
of the Pension Office correct.
The present post-office addresses of the following
named persons are desired by subscribers to The
National Tribune. Any one able to give in
formation touching their whereabouts will confer
a favor by corresponding with us :
1. Charles Clawsiug, John Richardson, and James
J. McGinnis, or any other of the crew of the Uni
ted States Monitor 'Roanoke while on James River
in the fall and winter of 1864-65. The three
named last heard from at Baltimore, Md.
2. Henry Acker, formerly Company G, Second Wis
3. Captain Heurv J. Blaugh, last heard from at
Myersdale, Pa. ; Sergeant Augustus Dorsey, Joseph
Copperstore, Henry Lohr, last heard trom at Lin
coln, Neb. ; Levi Hoover and Henry Howard, last
heard from at Waterloo, Iowa, and Johnstown,
Pa., respectively, all members of Company K,
Eighteenth Pennsylvania cavalry.
5. Daniel Donovan, Company B Thirty-third Illi
nois, Captain Alexander Wells, Company H, Forty
6 George R. Bell, captain, A. W. Lomas, and Lewis
Hallman, lieutenants, or any of the men who be
longed to Company K, Twenty-fourth Veteran
Reserves, in 1362, and down to the close of the
war. Lieutenant Lomas was last heard from at
Fishkill, N. Y., and Lieutenant Hallman at Mor
7. Captain Charles Eiflers, Lieutenant Barber, Or
derly Sergeant diaries Buser, all of Company B,
Fifteenth New York Heavy Artillery.
8. Dr. Sweet, surgeon in charge of ward A, section
5. Naval School Hospital, in 1364.
9. The Surgeon of the One Hundredth New York
Volunteers, while that regiment was stitioned at
or near Richmond, Va.
Uteoialning answers next week.