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WHAT THE READERS OF THE TRIBUNE
HAVE TO SAY.
Varies Stibjrrls of Interest Biscnsscd Some Gentle
IJoaiwJprs to Con:;rcsscn or their linty
tv their CeiiblUcusclu.
TKE NATIONAL TRIBOTffE: WASSIKG-TOBrO-, APBIL 26
WHAT JUS BEKK WASTED VOR YEAKS.
To tho Editor Katiokal Tkiitdse:
Enclosed please find one Collar as it subscrip
tion to The National Tribune. 1 am trying
to get you pome pulcrihers, as I kuov.' your
p:'KU- aiust do good to the soldier's cause, aud is
just what has becu vaulted for years. 1 don't
think the hoys wrald bo without it if thoy
were to ceo it. Truly yours,
Philadelphia, Pa., April 20.
cas't keep douse ivrraouT it.
To the Editor National TmnrsE:
in behalf of yonr valuable paper, allow mo
lossy as an old subscriber that 1 cannot keep
house vrithout it I have taken much pains to
interest all soldiers and Grand Army men in
TiieTeibijxe, and send post-oiiicc order for two
new subscriber. Please inform mo why there
is nothing said in regard to the beneficiary
fund, G. A. J!., as J hare been a, member for
nvo years headquarters at Tonawanda, N. Y.
Yours in F., a, L., Norton 0. Bkamsh.
Warsaw, April 21.
norES IT MAY EVER WAVE.
To the Editor National Teijwxe:
I enclose three subscriptions. Hope to send
more names soon for your able and good paper.
Hope it may ever -wave.
Yours, &c. E. B. Black,
Commander Ehlrecl.uc Post, 199, G. A. 11.
"SYrirrsEY's Poist. April 2.
NOBLE IS ALL ITS l'OKMS.
To the Editor National Tribune:
The soldiers in this section of country meet
on the 10th of this anonth to organize a Post,
and then I will make an cil'ort to gct'a few
subscrilKTS. 1 am well pleased with tho paper.
It is nohlo in all its forms.
Yours truly, Jno. S. Salisbuey.
Elk Creek, Pa., April W.
a widow's wail foe help.
To the Editor National Tribune:
I am going to write you concerning the way
soldiers' widows and orphans have to lay out of
their ray. H , iu tho name of God, is it that
airs. Garfield, Mrs. Lincoln, Sirs. Polk, and Sirs. ,
Tyler are cared for, while we poor wretches
may starve or not? Wo will admit, in the first
place, they outfit to have their rights, and so
ought we. "Widows and little children, cr.ndidly,
are suffering and reared up in igsiorance for the
want of what they ought to have to educate
them. Poor, lono mothers, like myself, now
71 years of age, and a cripple in the bargain,
gave up their sons and only maintenance to
fight for their country. This was all right.
3 iy it is right for us to haveour pay. I fur
ther say, if we have honest Congressmen they
will sec that we, who justly ought to have it,
get it. To think they gave up their lives in
the service of their country, and left their
homes and families quite as dependent upon it
f.rss; ?oit. Thousands applied iossg ago, and
yet arc not cared for. If thcy'd6n,t pay these
cIks. w-trtfft a they going to get soldiers
next iWvren taey are needed? I do hope
you :'i it'u i U such of this as you think
ptojien Ilivacctfally yours,
Pleai T Zl:i . Tt.l . April 1G.
, ,s,; i rtAloi: beck bead this.
T .ational Tribune:
.: las.Liul reader of your valuable
" ; ast: six month?, and I am well
..-. -be bold stand that you have
...hhli of the old soldiers. We do
noed Justin help as you aie kindly giving
us. Wo do not censure our members of Con
gress, nor accuse them of any unkindncss as a
Jxxly, but wc do think that they are very slow
inmakingprovisionforour Nation's defenders.
It is now about three and a half years .since my
application for invalid pension was placed on
file, and it is five monhs since my last surgical
examination, and I am waiting very patiently
for General Dudley's decision. Hoping yes
praying that it may lie in my favor, for we
do need it. I sometimes think that if Senator
Beck could just feel for one night as I have felt
for years past, after trying to earn a living for
myself and family, he would not be quite so
destitute of common humanity. I have added
some names to your list, and hope to add more.
A Michigan Soldier, 1st Cavalry.
Lincoln, Nebraska, April 20.
THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE IN MARYLAND.
To tho Editor National Tribune:
Your paper is beeoming very popular indeed
among many old soldiers of Maryland, who
look with pleaMirc for its arrival every Satur
day. You deserve the greatest credit for the
manifest interest you take in the soldiers of the
whole country. I certainly think it time that
some no was championing their cause, and
you arc doing it m-bly. Through Comrade
Ross's efforts your paper is being very largely
introduced to the Fohlkr element cf .Maryland.
Every one that reads The Tribune is abun
dantly edified, for it is always brimful of ex
cellent re. ling matter. Please send my paper
hereafter to iir West Pratt street, Baltimore,
jld. Yours truly, S. M. Sparklin,
Department's Staff of Maryland.
Baltimore, April 22.
KEEPING AN EVE ON CONGRESS.
To the Editor National Tribune:
I cannot express my admiration of your sol
dier paper. All comrades in this section are
watching with deep interest the course of our
Representatives in Congress. Some of them
seem to bo afraid of tho issue; but Senator
Masey. we arc glad to see, comes out boldly on
the side of tho ex-soldier. 2'. Dagle.
Finis, Texas, April 10.
AN INDISPENSABLE ARTICLE.
To the Editor National Tribune:
I have been a reader of Tim National Tri
bune for about three months, and consider it
indispensable to every soldier's household. It
is the true champion of soldiers' rights, and,
considering how few there arc that dare to say
a word for the soldier, and how few editors can
call their souls their own for fear of the moneyed
power, we cannot afford to allow the luster of
The Tribune to grow dim or its subscription
list to grow short. Never ! Boys in Blue, rally
with your dollar if you can possibly raise it.
You know we have to put every dollar where
it will go tho farthest and do tho most good.
This is ono of the places in which you will get
the full value of the dollar. .T. M.,
Siiippevi lle, Pa., A pril 2-2. 1 03d Pa. Yols.
THE BATTLE SKETCHES WORTH THE MONEY.
To the Editor National Tribune:
1 havo received a copy of your paper, and
' like it. Your sketches of battles, &c, are inoro
than worth the subscription. Then, too, I
want to keep posted on tho arrangements for
the Annual Encampment at Baltimore. Please
find enclosed $1.
Yours, very truly, Wm. IT. Armstrong.
Terre Haute, Ind., April 21.
DEATH IN AN AWFUL FORM,
A dispatch from Jacksonville, Florida, dated
the 21th inst., says: The most shocking disas
ter which ever occurred in Florida waters was
the burning of tho steamer City of Sanford,
about five miles above this city, about 1 o'clock
this morning. When opposite Point Lavista
fire was discovered issuing from tiie forward
hold from among a quantity of pine wood.
The alarm was given and the purser wrnt
through the boat and aroused tho passengers.
In order to prevent a panic he told them not to
be alarmed. This caused some to lose valuable j
time. The boat was headed for tho shore, and j
was in a few minutes grounded in three feet of j
water, but the lire had driven tho engineer
from his post and the engine could not bo stop
ped. An attempt was made to icscuo the pas
sengers by having them go aft and jump over
board; but notwithstanding these efforts, nine
pcisons. and probably more, perished. Their
names arc as follows: Mrs. Oscar Keep and
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Captain Shartellc, of the .schooner Magnolia,
recently lost on the Mosqu ito Inlet bar ; Charles
Pierce, a nephew, and Willie Brooks, a son of
the pilot of the fatal steamer, and Dorse Snap
per, a deck hand. The steamer George M. Bird
was coming down the river a few miles ahead
of the Sanford. Her oikcers discovered uio
fire and at once put back to the scene of the
disaster and took on board the survivors and
brought them to this city. Tho remains of the.
lost were brought to this city for interment.
Some of the bodies were burned to a crisp.
Tho city is full of mourning. Tho steamer
and contents arc a total loss.
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IT MUST MEET WITH HEARTY AITP.OVAL.
To the Editor National Tribune:
Enclosed please find?l, for which send The
National Tribune from your next issue,
(April 15,) and notify me when my subscription
is exhausted. 1 must thank General Boss, De
partment oi Maryland, for introducing to me
tho valuable journal youare publishing. Your
foarlcss advocacy of the righteous claims of the
soldier must meet with the hearty approval of
every comrade of iho G. A. R., and 1 sincerely
hope that your efforts iu that direction will be
successful, and that In tho meantime you will
no the recipient of fortune's smiles.
Yours respectfully, W.v. H. Armstrong.
Philadelphia, April 12.
THE BEST AND TRUEST SOLDIER'S FRIEND.
To the Editor National Tribune:
mui von .1 for The Tribune. I think it
jut the paper for a soldier to take. J have had
copies of other papers, but none that seem to be
srj'mic a friend u the soldiers as this one.
J-ookiug over its columns I sec many sketches
that reminds mo of the war. I am a poor sol
dier, hut enjoy reading The National Tri
bune as well as a rich one. Marion Davis.
Pap.is, cIich., April 15.
LIKES THE RING OF IT.
To the Editor National Tribune:
I enclose po&t-oflicc order for $1, for wliich
pkase send to me The National Tribune for
ono year. 1 like the ring of a short editorial,
in. wliich is shown the diuojenco in tlic 'dciical
force in the Treasury Department, where the
bondholder gets his interest, as compaied with
that of the Pension Oliice, where lies pigeon
Itoled the claims of thousaudfi of brave veterans,
who offered themselves a sacrifice that our
Nation might be handed down undivided to tho
rising generation as the choicest blessing in
fhiir newer to bestow.
Ytwirs repcfally, AIilton M. Luce.
IIa YWARi), M.INN., April 19.
FROM AN OHIO COMMANDER.
To the Editor National Tribune :
I have just been reading your paper, handed
mo by Comrade Donhoc. I am very much
pleased with it. aud the stand you take in be
half of those most, deserving of praise. I en
listed early in tho war; served all through;
was member of the old Thirty-First Pennsyl
vania Yoluntoer Infantry afterwards Eighty
Second Pennsylvania Infantry connected as
First Division of Sixth Corps never missed a
roll-call or battle that tho command was en
gaged in, aud you know the record of the Sixth
Army Corps. WTe havo a fine Post of G. A. R.
here, organized last December, with forty
charter members. We now number ninety-one.
The boys arc falling in line to answer roll-call
at every meeting. As soon as possible I will
get up a club send for your paper or, more
properly speaking, our paper Tar. National
Tribune. Enclosed please find $1 for my sub
scription. Ever yours truly,
Com. Dick Lambert Posl,'lU5, G. A. R.
Ironton, Ohio, April IS.' - - '-"" .. '
THE TRIBUNE IN SOUTn CHICAGO. '
To the Editor National Tribune:
I enclose $1 for The National Tribune a
paper in which I have taken a great'inlercst.as
the soldier's' friend :ind representative. I will
encourage other comrades of our Post to do
likewise. Yours truly, N. McKee,
Adjutant A. E. Burnsidc Post, 109, G. A. R.
South Chicago, III., April IS.
SMALL SHOT FROM COMRADES.
"1 send you two new subscribers. Have
long believed thai our cau"o could and would
bo trnatlv advanced if we had an influential
paper to advocate for us, and I believe your
paper nils uio mil." .). i- Jioagiaim, ivniung,
Kans. "Enclosed find $1 for your paper. I
like it because of its sentiments to soldiers and
prisoners. Keep on as you arc going." J. S.
Cooper, Parker City, Pa. " Your paper suits
us. Enclosed please find post-oihee order for
$5 as subscription for The Natioxa l Tri rune,
five copies. Direct Keller Post, No. l'2d, G. A.
R., Bucyrus, Ohio." A. J. W. Bayer, Adju
tant. " I am proud of Tun National Tri
bune. I am glad the soldiers have such an
advocate. Everybody that is a friend to the
soldier likes it. 1 hope it may live and fight
for us until the Government is compelled to do
the soldier justice, ai.d then live to enjoy the
fruits of her labor. I will do all I cm to help
the work here.' J. W. Magill, Medicine Lodge,
Kans. " Enclosed I send you post-ollicc order
($2) for two more uibseribers. I will send you
more names soon. These are all old soldicis.
They all like the paper." J. II. Elkins, Wau
pum, Yis. " Accept the thanks of your hum-
CURIOUS SOLAR PHEMOMEIIAi
Professor Keeler, of Allegheny (Pa.) observ
atory, contributes an interesting paper on sun
spots in connection with the recent remarkable
auroral display referred to iu the last issue of
The National Tribune.
"Tho lamest sun-snot." he says, "which has
appeared for many years is now visible upon
tho face of tho sun, aud which, apart from its
enormous size, possesses a peculiar interest from
tho coincidence of its appearance with tho
brilliant auroral display of last Sunday even
ing, with which it is, perhaps, connected. This
spot, which has just reached the centre of the
sun's disc, may be ?ocn with the naked eye at
sunrise or sunset, when the light is sufficiently
diminished by its passage through a great depth'
of atmosphere, or at any time of day through a
dark glass. It may also be seen in the. image
of the sun formed when his rays are allowed to
pass through a pinhole and fall upon a sheet of
paper at a considerable distance, aud has, in
fact, been frequently noticed here in the images
formed by accidental apertures in the window
curtains, &c. Its appearance, as projected from
the eyepiece of the great equatorial upon a
screen, is that of a gigantic whirlpool in the
brilliant envelope of the sun. Long filaments
of light project into it, curving with a spiral
motion toward a central vortex, which appears
black in contrast with the dazzling brightness
of the surrounding surface. Numerous smaller
spots surround the principal one, and several
smaller groups appear on other parts of tho disc.
The area of the large spot, determined from
measurement of the image, is, iu round num
bers, a thousand million square miles.
"Although the connection between sun-spots
and the various phenomena of tho aurora is
one of the most occult and mysterious in nature,
that such a connection does exist has b .
firmed by too many observations to ju "
iu considering the tremendous disturl - "
the activities of the sun indicated by 'i -pearance
of this spot and the magnetic i .t '"
the morning of the 17th as merely ehai
cidences. Nearly every exceptionally!
aurora which has appealed has follow
Knell outburst of solar energy. Both
probably their origin iu tho same hidden cause,
which icmains one of nature's deepest myste-
CAN I OBTAIN A PATENT?
Pcnd a ronp;li sketch or (if yon can) .a model of
vour invention to (i:oiu.u K. l-nm.v, suslniigton,
j). C. and u Pnl:niir.arj I-Aaaiiimtion will he inauV
of all United states l'.iluiild ot" tho banie elu.-w of
inveiitiHH"1, "d yon will he advised whether or
1UK a patent can be obtained
For this Vrelimlnary Examination 20
Charge is .Made.
What Will a Patent Cost?
If von are advird that yonr invention is patent
ablecnd i'2). to pay Government application Ice
olVl'"'. nd Z toi the draw in;; required by the
Government, t'hw amount is payable when the
application in madi Tlii- is all of the expunge,
iinlc-s a Patent is allow cd. When allowed, the at
torney's fee (25) and the final Government fee (:U0
' iJyYbesc; terms you know beforehand, for nolh
1H0 whether von are Koinjtto t:et a patent or not,
and no attorney's foe ib charged unless you do set a
Patent. , , .
An attornev whoe fee depends on his Miecess m
obtaining the Patent will not advice you that your
invention is patentable, unless it really is patent- ' OT.ce between two or, nonl SllScIf tS
able, m far as his bv-t jirtgmvnl can aid it. deter- , miimv subjeet-mnttei -or "'Y.H.-f rr.Vm "idvc.
mining tin- question; iiei.Se, you can rely on the ' A pp.! Kmi-iics puiaiuil in relief from .cr
inir tne iu
ndvice given alter a preliminary examination is
PKSIGNPATEN'TS and the KEGISTRATION
OF LAP.KLS and TKAI-lE-M A UKS secured.
CAVEATS prepared ami filed.
Application for the UlilaSUK OF PATENTS
carefully and skillfully prepared and promptly
Applications in revivor of REJECTED, ABAN
DONED, or FORFEITED CASKS made. Very
often valuable inventions are saved in these classes
If you have undertaken to secure your own pat
ent and failed, a skillful handling of the case may
1.....1 t.-. ciim..bj c;.iiw1 im o writtim Tifi!U-(t ad-
dressed to the. Commissioner of Patents that he j tits, of experience.
recognize Ur.ouoi: !;. i.umox, oi .n-uiiigiou. w.
C, as vour attornev in the case, giving the titl
of the'inveniionand about the date of tiling your
application. An examination will be made of the
c.is, and vou will be informed whether or not a.
patent can" be obtained. This examination and re
port vill ) yon nolhiixih
Intel iVreiicc Contests arising within the Patent
.Scap'lies made for title to inventions.
Coiiii-i of I'aU-rit. furnished at the regular Go -eminent
rat -. 0- cei.ls each, if subsequent to
1-m; previoes patents, not printed, at cost ot
making copie-O . , ,
(aiiiis f.i'Oihria'i Icoriis furnished. .
Opinions rendeivd as to scope, validity, andin
fringer.ient of Patents. ,
In f,;ct, any information relating to Patents and
to jiroperty fights in inventions promptly furnished
on the most re isonable terms.
T.viiit:lH.r. tbi niiice has been in succes-.ful ope
ration since P J5. and you therefore reap the beiic-
Addre3S. with stamp for reply.
GEORGE E. LEMON,
YASIIISTGTQX, I. O.
7f Reference given to actual clients in almost
every county in the United States.
THE BURNSIDE EXPEDITION,
By its Originator and Commander, the late
General AJIttKOSE E. BURNSIDE. Previous
to his death General Burnsidc wrote a graphic
descriptive account of the. North Carolina, or
as usually known, the Buriuk Expedition,
which he read before the Soldiers and Sailors'
Historical Society of Bhode Island, and pre
sented the same to tho society for publication
and preservation in its archives. Ic will be
published about May 1st, 132; price 50 cents,
after supplying tho regular subscribers to the
publication of tho society; the number of ex
tra copies printed will be limited to tho orders
received iu advance of publication. All who j
desire an authentic account ot tins greau
achievement of the war for tho Union, will
oider at once.
N. BANGS WILLIAMS & CO.,
Providence, Rhode Island.
iio:.'T k:.ov.- ay bbttkr invkstmejjt.
To the .Editor National Tr.inuxn:
Enclosed jind $1 for Tjik TitmuNK for one
ycr, beginning with lirst issue of tho new
irei. 1 rtervwl in the army three years and
t.wo mouths. 1 contracted rheumatism, so that
t-nn't orh, and J am hard up for money, but
1 propose to invest ?1 in Tun Titinoxi;. I
doa't hnow of a better investment. I like an
hftatst holdier, and a true, honest fiiend to the
pf.WiM-p.und j-uch 1 find Tm: X .viiokai. Tj:r
3IUNK t be. J:e6ee fully,
.T0Kb G. LOUSSIiEKEY.
Uinos, Iowa, April 17.
ble servant for your ellbrts in lichalf of old and
disabled soldiers. The Titiut'in: is tho kind
or paper we need." L. Soule, Traverse City,
Mich., late of Co. K, 1st Mich. inf. Vols. "1
think The Tuiruke is a very valuable paper.
Eu closed fnid one year's subscription." M. F.
Drake, Harbor Springs, Mich. ''Enclosed
lindC-for subhcriplion. It is just the paper
the soldiers want." Alexander Martin, Lincoln
Green, 111. "Enclosed find $5, with names
of five new subscribers.' J will send you more
soon. When we were discharged 1 remember
that tho people said they could never do loo
much for us, but they and Congress seem to
have forgotten their piomise very soon." Syl
vester Daniels, Lake. City, Cal. "It is just
what every ex-soldier ought to read." Charles
M. Peterson, Spenccrville, Ohio. "She is a
daisy, aud voices the sent intent of tine, loyal
men all over the country, and awakens a thou
sand recollections of the days that tried men's
souls,' when, instead of bondholder, it took
musket-holders." F- A. Nilcs, Pon tana, Kans.
"1 am very much pleased with the bold
spirit of the paper, and think it one of the best
friends of the soldier." .1. F. Diebold, late 1st
Liuit., Co. C, 8th Rcg't P.R. V. C, Waynesboro,
pa phase find enclosed one dollar. I like
The Tnimrsu. It reminds me of the days of
'Gl, when the soldier was of some consequence
to the Nation." D. W. Dodge, Ithaca, Wis.
"To say that I am pleaded with it would but
feebly express my sentiments. Although I am
now subscribing for as many papers jus 1 am
able to pay for. yet this being so ably edited in
the interest of the old soldier, believe me in
hearty sympathy with your ellbrts. Therefore
please find draft on New York.' Yon is, v.c,
G. B. Hammer, Vcs Moines, Iowa. "En
closed find $1 lor The National Tkihuxe. It
is just what every soldier needs, as it is devoted
to' their interests." Stephen D. Sweet, Canaan,
if. H. "Enclosed please find money oider
for three dollars. You arc doing justice to the
boys that saved the country. Keep up tho
fight through the press, and when wo are again
needed for the field we will be on hand." G.
D. Gray, Glenwood, Mo. " I like tho paper
very well. This is three subscribers I have
sent you besides my own, and 1 will try to get
you more, for 1 think The National Tiupjne
should be upheld by us old soldiers with both
hands." M. D. Brocman, Sherman City, Isa
bella Co., Midi.
' YOU KG AMD SO TIRED.
Some people appear to havo been born tired.
A young man writes to one of our exchanges
I am twenty-five years old, a consistent mem
ber of church, well-educated, of good physical
proportions, and temperate habits, yet I sutler
from :t most mysterious complaint. I am al
ways tired: You may bo inclined to smile at
this assertion, but I assure you that. I was
no.ver more in earnest and I may add, .more
tired -in mv life. For instance, when 1 arise notice of Tin: National Tuihuni
Answers to Correspondents.
Wo are obliged to answer certain inquiries of tho
sam nature tu each i.uo of our i-aper. A Idle we
checrfullj furnish information to subscribers in this
column, wc snggcstthat much labor, time, and ex
iiciwe may be saved loth to ourselves and to our
corre,nondent.s, if tho latter and other siilwnhera
woum" keep fi file of the paper They could then,
at any time, turn to tho tile and probably Imrttlie
vcrv inquiry answered about which thev woulU
have written to us. Wo trust that each and every
subscriber will profit by this suggestion.
,T. W. M.f Medicine Lodge, Kans. The
substance of the recent decision of the Second
Comptroller is as follows: Ofiicers, regular and
volunteer, who left the service between June
'JO, lbGC, and March 2, 1SG7, and who again
entered the service prior to March 2, 18T)7,have,
as a rule, received all the benefits of the act for
all services rendered within the period covered
by the act. Ofiicers who left the service be
tween Juno ;S0, 1SGG, aud March 2, 18G7. and
who again entered the service between Inarch
2, 1SG7, and July 1, lrftiH, have received the
benefits of tho act for the service beginning
after March 2, lcGT, but not in every case for
the service ending before March 2, 1SG7. Ofii
cers who lefr. the service between Juno 30. 1SGG,
and March 2, 1SG7, and who did not re-enter
tho service, or who re-entered the same after
June oO, 1SG3, have not, as a rule, received
'Ao benefits of the act. All others who were
i service during any part of the period covered
y the act have, as a rule, received the benefits
J..E.B., Co. A, 77th N. Y. Vols. Wo think
'icrc is a verj' good chance for its passage.
Ed. Guild, Glidden, Ia. Your claim may
uo incomplete, or it may be awaiting calls
upon tho War Department. Write or get your
attorney to write to the Commissioner and ask
its condition. x
W. P. W., Faoundup, Pa. 1. You may very
soon expect to be notified that the agent is in
your vicinity. After he has reported the, facts
elicited by the examination to tho Pension
Oliice, decision should bo rendered in the course
of a month or sb: weiks. 2 and 3. Yes. -1.
Ho will hear the witne.-es for or against, at
wliich time you will have an opportunity of
being present or represented by counsel. .r.
Record evidence of unsoundness at enlistment,
if such record is erroneous, should be rebutted
by the strongest possible testimony medical if
P. 31. W. The reply you received meant
that the Adjutant-General had been called
upon for a report as to whether the captain
was present at the time and place specified, and
it will take several months before a report can
be made, owing to the vast number of such in
quiries and tho lack of clerical force. The
other matter spoken of, has been referred to a
competent attorney as desiied.
E. Loviuoy. Unless you arc a pensioner
you cannot obtain a truss from the Surgcon-
Geneial. He has m a lew instances departed
from this ltilc, but in extremely rare cases.
M. B., 113th Ills. Inf. In the cases of
George, Jim, and West, the two former may be
entitled to bounty and the latter to pension,
but to ascertain this fact it will be necessary
to obtain further particulars. We have there
fore requested the attorney named to commu
nicate with vou. Thanks for your favorable
in the morning after a sound sleep of ten con
secutive hours, it is with diiiiculty that 1 can
complete my toilet, I am so tired. I have fre
quently shaved one side of my face and then
found myself too tired to shave the other.
Such occurrences, I need hardly say, occasion
great distress to my family and arc a source of
perpetual annoyance to myself. At breakfast,
the other day, 1 asked my father to pass the
buckwheat cakes, but when I had helped my
self and undcitook to put the plate down, 1
could not do it, I was too tired. As the plate
was very hot my fingers, naturally, were badly
burned. But that is a mcie trifle compared
with some of my experiences. I attended, for
instance, a parly at Miss Petligrow's the other
evening, and had the good fottuue to meet
there a young lady whom I had long secretly
admired. She was exceedingly gracious, ami,
unobserved by the rest of the company, we
slipped out into the conservatory to have a cosy
little chat. Of couise, I made desperate love
to her aud she finally consented to grant me
the favor of a kisi just one, you know. Oh!
the feeling of ecstasy that thrilled mo when
mv lips first ict here! It was indescribable.
I facemed to have been suddenly transported to
paradise-hut, Oh, horrors! when I was about
to release her dear little rosebud ot a mouth,
that strange sensation of utter tiredness sud
denly took possesion of me and I was unable
to riie mv head. At that moment who should
eoiuo'upou the scene but her mother! I tried
to explain, but it was useless, and 1 havo
promised to marry her daughter next Septem
ber if I am not too tired. Now is this not a
horrible afiliction for a young man to labor
under? 1 have tried every remedy the doctors
could sugget, but without avail. Can you not
do something for me. 1 I ah oh yum
but really I am too tiied to write any more at
In commenting upon this singular letter tho
"This is, indeed, a remarkable case, and wc
more than suspect that our correspondent is
joking, but if he is really suu'oring from lan
guor, disinclination for active exercise, or
listlessncss, as many persons do at thisjscason
of the year, he will do well to send for a box
of Dr. Foster's Bitter Tonic Pills. TJioy are
a reliable specific for such camplaiuts."
W. Easlick, Lafayette, Mich. You arc
not at present entitled to any bounty, but
would be, were the equalization bounty bill a
Surccniw:n, Wheeler, I'a. If you desire
the services of a competent attorney send us
vour full name, number of claim, and state com
pany aud regiment.
J. P., Newfield. The sentence of the
court-martial cannot bo revoked; consequently
you cannot collect the pay and allowances.
A. H. 3L, Lyndon vi lle, Vt. Send us tho
nanic of tho vessel upon which you served, tho
nature of prizes captured whether vessels
(naming them), cotton, &c. and your rank,
and wo will endeavor to ascertain.
"W. Iv., MonniLY, Mo. Under tho present
Commissioner such is the rule.
Melvix T Had you re-enlisted between
December, 18G3, and April, la'lil, you would
have been entitled to the veteran bounty.
A. W. B., IIakuisonuuro, Va. The highest
number now iu progress of adjudication in
dependent relative pension claims, is about
2(51,000, and they arc being settled at tho rato
of about r00 per month.
W. J. B., Fort Plain. N. Y.If tho facts
are as stated the provisions of the bill will in
clude cases such as yours.
E. B., Beatrice, Ned. Commutation on
rations to prisoners of war is allowed at
twenty-five cents per day. Your claim has
been referred to a competent attorney.
G. W. O., Bichfield, Mich. If you havo
complied with requirements, and wero ex
amined seven months since, you should have
heard from your claim. You should notify
tho Commissioner of Pensions, through your
attorney, of chango of address.
J. E. B., Teuf.e Haute, Ind. Wo havo
strong hopes of the passage of tho equalization
of bounty bill.
A. L. F., Washington, Mn. Address the
officer, care Adjutant General U. S. A., Wash
ington, D. C, and letter will bo forwarded.
J. W. B., London, Ills. Whether you are
entitled to a higher rate than $12 per month
by reason of heart disease depends upon the
degree in which you are disabled as shown by
the evidence and the report of the examining
L. R. S., Lee, Me. The Department fhould
be notified of death of soldier. The widow
can eomplete his claim.
Suffering Soldier, New.rern, Ia. Send
us your full name, company, rank, and regi
ment and number of your claim, and we can
advise you more intelligently.
J. Fry, WunTEMnrRG, Pa. You are, it is
presumed, receiving the full amount allowed
by law, which was no doubt the reason for the
rejection of your application for increase.
J. H. K. The custom is ono of great an
tiquity, and we regret that our space at this
time will not permit of an extended notice.
We shall endeavor, however, in the near future
to give the subject the attention it deserves.
G. C, Montgomery Co., Ohio. When the
Commissioner of Pensions regards it necessary
to liavc a claim specially examined the claim
ant is advised that tho agent or special ex
aminer will notify him by mail in due time
of the probable date at which ho will enter
upon said examination, ami icill afford him an
opportunity to be present in person or by attorney.
A. J. E., Co. A, 15th N. J. Vols. If you
havo -completed your claim your attorney,
should write to vthe Commissioner aud inquire
the Teason of delay.
G. B. Spencer, Weston, Ohio. Claims are
not settled in their sumcrical order. Sec re
plies to Ex-Soldier and A. J. Ii.
C. S., South Oil City. It all depends upon
whether you have complied with the calls of
Subscriber, Greenfield. Provided salary
is under $1,000, there is no objection to the
mayor being postmaster.
Sun, Pembroke. Mj:. Senator Blair's bill
will be found in another column.
E. B. A., Wild Bo?e, Wis. Your communi
cation has been handed to a competent attorney.
A. J. It., Doylesown, Pa. Get your attorney
to write the Commissioner of Pensions aud ask
him to state wherein the evidence filed shortly
after the requirement of May 2.". '!. is de
fective, and if was not defective, why you are
called upon to furnish similar testimony.
D. M. D-, Crab Orchard, Ills If you will
send us your full name your case will be re
ferred to an attorney of ability, as desired.
Ex-Soldier, Franklin, Vt. Wc did not
say the Pension Ollico was settling claims num
bered as high as 3(50.000; we said they were in
progress of adjudication. You are correct in
your estimate of the ability of the attorney
Home, Masonville, N. Y Yes; provided
he can provo dependence upon the son for sup
port. C. S. M., Slate Hill, N. Y.If the testi
mony last furnished by your attorney satis
factorily filled tho requirement of the Pension
Oliice, and your caso is otherwiso proved up,
:i decision should bo expected in the course of
three or four months.
A. B. II., Alexander. You can make entry
by an agent, but you must go upon tho land
within six months and cultivate it for tho
time required by law before you can gain a
good title from the Government.
John B., Sugar. Valley, Pa. A reply will
be sent you by a reliable attorney regarding
tho several matters referred to.
N. G. E., Bacine, Wis. The soldier docs
not forfeit his right. As far as we know the
firm is reliable.
D. C, Jewett City, Conn. If, as you say,
you havo disproved the record a very diffi
cult thing to accomplish you ought in a short
time to hear from the caso.
J. S. D., Auroraville, Wis. If you read
the article again, you will see that tho new
appointments suggested by tho Commissioner
would be to facilitate work in his oliice. Tho
appointees would be assigned to duty in the
Pension Ollico, and not in tho several States
and Territories. There is no law relating to
the matter; it is merely a suggestion from
Colonel Dudley. If you desiie a position, you
should apply to tho Secretary of the Interior,
stating your qualifications, military record, &c.
August G., Tyrone, Pa. Write to the
Commissioner of Pensions, giving your rank,
company and regiment, and ask condition of
Calvin A. P., Haerisville, Wis. See reply
to J. S. D. Of courso, influence is an important
W. T. Mel., Glendale, Ilia Medical or
lav testimony to show condition from January,
1S51, will no doubt bo required, and when it is
furnished your case ought to be settled with
out further delay.
M. G. C, Minn. Continue your efforts to
obtain tho testimony of the physician who
treated your husband in service; it is very
S. S. G., York, Neb. Usually from three to
four weeks, although the time cannot bo stated
Subscriber, Mechanicsburg, Ohio. Wo
should say not.
Remaining answers next week.
Add resses Wa.nted .
Address wanted of Ferjjeants Geo. M. Ilewes,
Ovilia Cayer. Ja-. Coffey: Corporals Horace N.
l)Ulli. Terence O'Krien. all of t'onipnny A, First
;.ittalioti. Fourteenth United Stales Infantry, by
T. D. liradley. 2t
Address wanted of one officer or two privates of
ConuKinv C, Ninth Regiment Veteran Iteservo
Corps, by O. Tillothon. 2fc
Address wanted ot Lieutenant Edward Higgins
or Captain E. II. Twining, of Company K, Thirty
third IHmoid Volunteers, by David Conwcll.
Addres3 wanted of Captain Solomon B. Bower
man. 'ornany A, Two Hundred and Tenth Penn
sylvania Volunteers, by II. II. Bordncr.
Address wanted of J. , Tuttle and S. K. Worts,
of Fourth -Michigan infantry, by John Archer.
Address wanted of Captain James P. Harper, of
the Mississippi Marine .Brigade, by W. A. liollen
baujjh. Address wanted of any member of Company G,
Eighth New York Cavairy, by John S. Smith.
Addresses wanted of Fir.it Lieutenant Eugene
Wei.-.. Captain V. It. Taylor, and Second Lieuten
ant Frank Bolan, all of Company F, Forty-ninth
Wisconsin, by James Allen.
Address wanted of Captain John II. Young,
Lieutenant Wiiliura IlcuU-huan, or some of the
privates of Comnany F, Fifteenth U. a. Infantry,
Iu lfc5, by John V. Woolcy.
Name and address cf the Lieutenant of Company
P. Seventy-third Indiana Volunteers, who took
charge of the Pioneer eorjw after tho battle of Stono
Itiver, in the bui'ding of a bridge across Squirrel
Creek, by Cieorgs 15. Custer.
Address wanted of Captains S. B. Burnup and
Ilarlow ..leXorton, Seventh Ohio Light Artillery,
by Abner Stout.
F t t '
The name and address of any officer of the Sixty
third New York Volunteers wiw served with Pat
rick Gormlev, Kirt Lieutenant in the Army of tho
Potomac Wanted by P. C. tarl N. Bancrott, I. C.
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