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THE N-ATIOKALTETBTnSTE: WASEmGTO'N,. D. C, MAY 6, 1882.
OUR SOLDIERS5 COLUMN.
IN WHICH COMRADES SPEAK THEIR
I)cmar.tls for Increased Force in the Tension Hu
icau An Iowa Soldier's Fruitless Kfforts
to Srcrire His Claim Dead and Liv
ing Heroes A Shower of
AN OPEN' LETTER TO COMKADES.
To tho Editor National Tjiiiwne:
Some' of us want our bounties equalized, some
our pensions increased, and all of us want our
100 ancs of land, so Ions promised us by Con
grrasntcn. Well, Ave can get it by aiding Tin:
National Tribcxe in extending its circu
lation ; and, all working together for it, let us
pet petitions printed, have them circulated
and signed by the thousands of soldiers and
soldiers' friends in every town, city, and town
ship throughout the United States, and send
them to Tun Natioxal Tuiduxe, to be sent
to Congress at the proper time. You need not
fay wo have tried it before, and did no good.
"A continual dropping will wear away a stone."
Persevere and we will gain our point by-and-by,
but if wo drop tho matter we arc sure to get
nothing. All wc got yet wo obtained by peti
tioning Congress. Then let us get petitions
signed, and send them to The Tkibune, to be
heptbofbro Congress. The Tbibune should
Lo in the hands of every ex-soldier and his
widow or friend. Write to our Congressman
from every district, and givo them to under
stand that if they fail they shall never havo
our votes. We will then obtain what wc ask.
There is no use of saying tho Government has
-done enough. It never can do too much for
the veterans of our wars. It ought to bestow
a portion of its bounties on the men who saved
its life in its lime of peril. It is not buncombe
speeches and promises wc want, but appropri
ations. Let us hero from other comrades on
tho subject. ,T. 31. V.
Ex-Serg't Co. K, 24th,Micb. Inf.
Flat Eock, 3ricrr., April 21.
A CASE IN TOIXT FOB COXGr'eSSMEX.
To the Editor National Tbibuxe:
Enclosed iind 1, for which please send mo
your paper for one year. I havo been exam
ining several of the soldier papers published,
and must say that tho most of them are good ;
but I have selected yours, for I think that one
good paper well sustained is better than so
many not well sustained. A strong paper is a
power in tho land, and wo as soldiers must
make our voices heard. I cannot seo why
Congress wishes to keep the clerical force in
the Pension Bureau so small, as applications
are kept there for years, and often till many of
the soldiers die before they can get a decision
on their claims. It has been so long sineo tho
war that the soldiersthat were forty and over
when it began must get theirs soon, or they
will not long enjoy it. But I suppose it will
be like the blessings for which wc fought; that
is, transmitted to future generations. I have
had a claim In since '77. I hear from it about
once in two years. I am now sixty-two, and if
I can live to complete my one hundredth year,
I may have a hope of seeing it decided.
Smybxa, Iowa, April 25. S. Gates.
TLEASED "WITH THE TBIBUXE'S BOLD COUBSE.
To the Editor National Tbibuxe:
Enclosed please iind post-office order for $1,
for which send mfi your very excellent paper.
The bold advocacy of The National Tbibuxe
elicits my hearty approvaL Keep on-in ygur
well-begun work until every soldier who is en
titled to a pension receives it, and every sol
diers widow and every soldier's child arc pro
vided for by tho Government. I am an ex-
soldier, and disabled for life. I served through
the rcbelion in the. same brigade with the pres
ent Speaker of the House, J. "Warren Kcifcr. I
1. ...!.' iiuois;c Commissioner Win. W. Dud
1 - -'n .n frr t'ie speedy adjustment of pension
.': 1 nr Th: foldiers who faced the storm of
bit ie '.nan this Nation in her darkest hour
li..tc unilad .ong and patiently for the Gov
ernment 10 Cr her duty, and now they arc
carncst'y rtlzi. j it.
Youtj tr i!y, Wm. Copelaxd,
L. to Corp. B Co., 12Gth 0. V. I.
Hobxixg Sux. Iowa, April 17. '
LIEBS IT BETTEK THAX ANY PAPER PUBLISHED.
To the Editor National Tbibuxe:
Every soldier should take The Tbibuxe,
because it has made a bold stand for him, when
other newspapers, bankers, and bondholders
attacked him. The Tbibuxe says it will
stand for tho soldier and advocate his rights,
and is doing it. I have subscribed, and am
well pleased with it ; in fact I havo never taken
a paper that suited mo half so well. Ihope
Congress will grant Commissioner Dudley the
required clerical force, in order that he may
dispose of the pension claims on hand. All
honor to Ingalls, Voorhees, Vest, Blair, and
others who have taken a stand for the soldiers'
rights. We, as crippled soldiers, only ask for
mere justice from the Government, whoso bat
tles wc fought. Let every ex soldier give his
hearty support to The Tbibuxe that has
done and is still doing so much for them.
Ada, Ohio, April 23 Wm. IIooveb.
BUT WnAT ABOUT THE LIVIXG HEROES.
To the Editor National Tbibuxe:
I attended a concert recently, and was de
lighted to hear a lady read a poem entitled
" Our Dead' Heroes." Yes, "Our dead heroes,"
she read, " Cover them up, yes, cover them with
beautiful flowers. Yes, cover their heads,
cover their hearts, cover their hands, cover
their feet. Oh ! yes, cover them up with beau
tiful flowers." O, how beautiful, how mag
nanimous, how grateful these words. Indeed,
one cannot bestow too much honor upon our
dead heroes. But what about tho living hero?
He goes uncarcd for. Lookat the multitudo
of living skeletons to-day, who fought for three
years to make the bondholders' titlo sure.
Shall we say cover them up too? Cover them
up how? With ingratitude, with contempt,
with shame ? I. 31. Bexoits.
Oakland, III., April 20.
HOW WE COULD GET' HALF A MILLION SUB
SCRIBERS. To the Editor National Tribune:
Enclosed find one dollar for one copy of The
National Tribune for one year. Will try
and do my part towards the 100,000 subscribers.
Think if all the present subscribers would use
as much energy in behalf of your paper as they
wish you to use for them, it would swell the
subscription to a half million, which it ought
to le. Bcppcctfully yours,
Carthage, ilo., April 39. E. B. Seeder.
ax excellent beginning.
To the Editor National Tribune :
Enclosed please find order for$J, in payment
ol one year's subscription for your valuable
paper to the addresses giren herewith. This is
only the beginning to the club I think you will
have frmu this county. Those that have seen
the eu;i you cnt mo for distribution are well
pita d villi the way in which you deal with
thfeMt.'.i-c and his interests, and wo hope to
see u o.ntinuc in the good work until full
jus'.; 1 .j iiealt out to the soldiers who saved
our !v Iry. Every soldior should subscribe
for you. paper.
JIop'it;i to be able to scud moro subscribers
next v, ck, I remain, yours truly,
noKAir, juINN., April 19.
AN EX-COMMANDER WHO WOULD NOT BE WITH
To the Editor National Tribune:
Please find enclosed $2 lor two more sub
scribers for your valuable paper. I will go up
to Stromsbnrg to introduce it m the G. A. E.
Post, and will send you more subscribers from
that place. I will do all I can for The Na
tional Tribune, for I like it, and would not
be without it. No, never!
Yours in F., C, and L., H. F.TJense,
Late Com'r J. F. Kcynolds Post, G. A. E.
Osceola, Neb., April 12.
TnE " HOTS " LIKE IT VERY MUCH.
To the Editor Natioxal Trtbuxe:
Enclosed find 1 subscription for The Tri
bune. 1 am in hopes to soon send you more
subscriptions, a the " boys " seem to like your
paper very much. Yours in F., C, and L.,
August Sautteb, Adj't Post 33.
Patebsox, N. J., April 21.
LET rULL JUSTICE BE DOXE.
To the Editor Natioxal Tbibuxe:
To provide speedily for the maimed, injured,
and the blind defenders of a country like ours
would bo the noblest work our law-makers
could perform. Senators and Representatives,
what would your work amount to, but for such
heroes as wo can name and number by the
thousands, and who now arc suffering for what
Government owes them. The force in the
Pension Bureau must be enlarged. Don't let
this noble cause, this honest object, this Chris
tian act of alleviating the wants of the poor,
disabled soldier bo longer delayed. You havo
been magnanimous in passing laws; seo to it
that they are speedily carried out. The cut
ting off of applicants in 1S50 is an unjust and
outrageous act. Every claimant must prove
his disability as caused whilo ho was in the
activo service, in line of duty. Men who havo
struggled with life, injuries, and poverty these
twenty years, hoping either to make a living
or to meet death in a worthy and patriotic way,
without the aid of the Government, havo been,
however, not merely four or fivo years, but
what remains to them of flesh and bones have
been standing monuments of heroism for
twenty-five years. Do you proposo to cut oil
such men? Let Congress blot out this stigma
of disgrace from the records. Give those who
suffered most and longest an equal, if not a
better, benefit, and honor those first and fore
most to whom honor is most due tho poor,
disabled fellow-comrades of the blue.
Respectfully yours, .Toux G. Oulsox.
Upper Altox, III., April 2i.
KEEPIXG AX EVE OX COXGRESS.
To the Editor Natioxal Tribune:
Let every soldier who braved tho dangers of
battle and diseases of camp life, whether en
feebled by disease or not, keep a watchful eyo
on the mombers of Congress and their legisla
tion, and remember the names of each and
every one of them, whatever their politics, who
are swift to legislate in favor of the bondholder
and others high in station, and slow to givo tho
poor soldier the just and equal legislation that
is due him as a part of his contract, mado with
the Government twenty-one years ago, and let
it be a guide to him as to whom his vote shall
be given when another is to bo elected. Let
him also see that himself and his friends vote
for the Representative only who is as willing
to give the soldier his rights and just dues.
Remember, brother soldier, you havo a duty to
perform in this work. Let not false promises
lure us on to do ourselves injustice by allowing
onesided politicians to occupy scats in our
legislative halls. Ciias. Emory.
Louipbubg, Kaxs., April 20.
SMALL SHOT FROM COMRADES,
''Enclosed please find one dollar (b help nail
the Flag lo the mast, with gratitude for your
untiring efforts in behalf of tho-disabled sol
diers." Henry II. Scott, Round Prairie, 31inn.
"Please find enclosed $3 for three subscrip
tions. I take pleasure in talking to the old
comrades in behalf of The National Tbibuxe,
and don't think I have lost much time, for
they nearly all send for it. Long may it wave."
W. JI. Williams, Berlin, Wis. " Please send
me The Natioxal Tribuxe. It is the flag of
our country, and I will stand by it until I die.
Will try my best to get all the subscribers I
can." Isaac Sicklcy, Lavalle, Wis. "I en
close.! for The Tbibuxe for one year. This
makes six subscribers I havo sent you." 3Irs.
Jennie Woodworth, Howard City, 3Iich.
"Enclosed find .;.l for your valuable paper for
one year. I wish every soldier and friends of
soldiers could have it. The information o
correspondents-is alone worth tho price of sub
scription." 0. W. Hubbord, East Claire, Wis.
"I send you seven subscribers money en
closed all of this place. Long may you wave."
Luther D. Chapel, Tonowanda, Pa. " If the
soldiers had a few more friends liko The Na
tional Tribune, they would be able to get
their just dues without begging for them."
Henry Englc, Phillipsburg, 21. J. " I enclose
$2 for my own and another subscription. Every
soldier onght to take it." Win. H. Jennings,
Bridgeficld, Conn. "I am a subscriber to
your most valuable paper. I think you have
tho interest of the soldier at heart, and admire
your course. Keep on as you have hcfinn, and
you will never lack friends. I think I can get
you two subscribers soon." G. W. B., Easton,
31c. -"I havo been compelled to mortgage
my little farm to live whilo my just claim for
a pension is pending. Why don't Congress act
more promptly ?' ' Henry S. Kephert, Republic
City, Kans. "I consider it the duty of every
soldier to support The Tbibuxe. It is a live,
wide-awake journal. Count me a life-long
subscriber." C. D. Crum, Augusta, 3Ie. "I
think highly of your valuable paper. Every
soldier should tako it." L. B. Webster, Rut
land, Vt. "The Tribuxe is tho soldiers'"
friend. Continue your good work of urging
Congress to settle the soldiers' claims. They
need the money so long duo them badly."
Private Co. D, "39th Indiana. " Your paper is
the best and strongest friend the ox-soldier has.
I read it with great pleasure." S. 3f. Allen,
Fulton, Ind. "Knowing The Tbibuxe to
be the soldiers' friend, I say to comrades stand
up to its support. Continue to urge upon Con
gress the equity of carrying into effect the acts
that it has pasesd." 11. J. Ambrose, Garrett,
Kans. " The Tribune is my ideal of a sol
dier's paper. I enclose $1 for it, and will work
to get you other subscribers." Elias I. Drake,
Ridgevillc, Ind. "Enclosed find & for sub
scriptions. Continue your good work of throw
ing hot shot into the enemy's camp. The Na
tional Tribune is bound to become f ho great
fireside visitor for the boys who wore tho blue."
Geo. W. Thomp.'on, Springfield, 111. "Somo
members of Congress seem to think they have
no use for tho soldiers. Let us unite at tho
polls at future elections, and then they may
think differently, and settle our claims more
promptly." E. It. Yr-ung, Nnslinn, Iowa.-:
" Am glad to see that The National Tribuxe
is not afraid to stand up and plead for tho sol
diers' rights. 1 read it with great pleasure."
G.N.Arnold, Ennis, Tex. "The Tribune
has the right ring about it. I enclose $1 for a
year's subscription. If my claim is delayed
much longer, I shall bo beyond tho reach of a
pension." John Frost, Jeffrey, N. H. "Tho
tone of tho paper suits mo to a charm. En
closed find $1. Send me The Tribuxe for a
year." J. N. Drew, East Cambridge, Mass.
" I hasten to send my subscription, and shall
work in my Post to sccuro others." Alex. C.
Ray, 3Iillwaukce. "The Natioxal Tri
bune seems to be published in tho interests of
justice. I will give it a trial." J. W. Cunning
ham, Shell Rock, Iowa.
MEASURES OF INTEREST TO CLAIM
ANTS INTRODUCED IN CONGRESS.
Presiding for Prisoners of War Tho Loss of Eye
sight -Heirs or Pensioners Verification
of Claims I'rizc-SInney and Pen
sioners iii fho NaTj.
As already announced in The National
Tribune, on Thursday next flic House of Rep
resentatives will fake up for special considera
tion pension bills of a general character, and,
under a resolution adopted, will give prece
dence to them until they have all been disposed
of. The following new measures of interest to
pension claimants were recently introduced in
Congress, and will doubtless be passed upon
before the adjournment of the present session:
TO TROVIDE FOR CONFEDERATE AVAR PRISON
ERS. Mr. ITubbcll, of Michigan, introduced tho
following bill to pension officers, soldiers,
sailors, and marines who were confined in con
federate prisons, and for other purposes:
Be it enacted, iOc, That the Secretary of the
Interior he, and is hereby, authorized and di
rected to place on the pension-roll the names
of all officers soldiers, sailors, and marines
who, whilo in the service of the United States,
were prisoners of war in the so-called con
federate prisons between the 1st day of April,
18(11, and the 1st day of June, 1Sj,", as follows:
All who were prisoners of war one month and
over, a pension of eight dollars per menth, upon
satisfactory proof being made to the Commis
sioner of Pensions that, such officer,, soldier,
sailor, or marine was captured, confined, and
imprisoned in one or more of tho so-called con
federate prisons, and who arc not now drawing
or entitled to draw a pension under existing
laws. That tho pension shall commence in
each case at thedateof discharge of said officer,
soldier, sailor, or marine from the army or navy
of the United States. That in addition to the
said pension of eight dollars per month to the
three classes Inst above mentioned, there shall
bo paid to each soldier, sailor, or marine the
sum of five dollars per month for each month
of confinement and imprisonment in the so
called confederate prisons, upon satisfactory,
proof being mado to the Second Auditor of the
Treasury Department time such were actually
captured, confined, and imprisoned in one or
moro of tho confederate prisons. That the said
pension of eight dollars per month shall be paid
in tho same manner as of her pensions aro paid:
Provided, That nothii-g in this act shall bo con
strued to abridge flic present right, the reduc
tion, or increase of pension to any person now
receiving or entitled to receive a pension under
the present statutes of the United States.
THE LOSS OF EYESIGHT.
Mr. Jonathan T. Updegraff, of Ohio, intro
duced the following bill:
Be it enacted, Cr., That the provisions of an
act entitled "An act to revise and consolidate
the statutes of the United States in force De
cember 1, 1S73," approved June 22, 1S7-1, be,
and the same are hereby, so amended that
from and after the p-issago of this act every
person entitled by law to a loss pension than
hereinafter specified, who, while in the mili
tary or naval service of the United States, and
in the line of duty, by diseaso contracted or
injury received, shall have lost the sight of
one eye, .shall be entitled to receive a pension of
twelve dollars per month ; and in eases in which
the injury to the one eye manifestly affects in
juriously the sight of the other eye' he shall bo
entitled lo an equitable increase in his pension,
not to exceed, in the whole amount, twenty
five dollars per month; and all those who,
under like circumstances, have, lost the sight
of one eye, the sight of the other having been
previously lost, shall be entitled to a pension
of fifty dollars per month ; and all those who,
while in tho military or naval service of the
United States, in the line of duty, by injury
received or disease contracted, shall havo lost
the hearing of both cars, shall be entitled to
receive a pension of twenty-five dollars per
month ; and for any loss of hearing less than
total deafness, in one or both ears, they shall
receive an cquitablo portion of the full pension.
PAYMENT OF PENSION CHIMP.
Mr. Browne, of Indiana, introduced tho fol
lowing bill to amend section 17G(J, title 57, of
the Revised Statutes of the United States:
Be it enacted, Cr., That section -17()fi, titlo 7,
of tho Revised Statutes of the United States is
hereby amended so as to read as follows:
"Sec. 17o'. Hereafter no pension shall be
paid to any person other than the pensioner
entitled thcicto, nor otherwise than according
to the provisions of this tirle; and no warrant,
power of attorney, or other paper executed or
purporting to be executed by any pensioner to
any attorney, claim agent, broker, or other
person shall be recognized by any agent for tho
payment of pensions, nor shall any pensjon bo
paid thereon; but tho payment to persons la
boring under legal disabilities may be made to
the guardians 01 such persons in tho manner
herein proscribed, and pension payable to per
sons in foreign countries may bo made accord
ing to the provipions of existing laws : Provided,
That in c.vso of an insane invalid pensioner
having no guardian, but having a wife or chil
dren dependent upon him (tho wife being a
woman of good character), the Commissioner of
Pensions is hereby authorized, in his discretion,
to cause tho pension to be paid to the wife, upon
her properly-executed voucher, or, in case there
is no wife, to the guardian of the children, upon
the properly-executed voucher of such guard
ian, and in like manner lo cause the pension of
invalid pensioners wfcso are or may hereafter bo
imprisoned as punishment for offenses against
the laws to be paid while so imprisoned to their
wives or tho guardians of their children. And
pensions to Indian pensioners lesiding in tho
Indian Territory may lie paid in person by the
peiuion agent, upon a suitable voucher, at some
convenient point in said Territory, which, to
gether with the form and manner of identifica
tion of the pensioners, may bo prescribed by
the Secretary of the interior; such payments
to be made in standard silver, at least once in
each current year. And payments in person
shall be made to the pensioner, in cash, by the
pension agent whenever in the discretion of the
Commissioner of Pensions such personal pay
ment shall bo by him deemed necessary or
proper to secure to tho pensioner his rights;
and the necessary and actual expenses of such
pension agent in making such payments shall
be paid by the Secretary of the Interior upon
properly-executed vouchers, out of the conting
ent fund appropriated for the use of the Pension
Office. The Commissioner of Pensions may,
when in his judgment it shall bo deemed neces
sary or proper, visit in person, lor the purposo
of examination and inspection, or may send
any ono or more of the officers of his bureau
for that purpoo, any of the pension agencies or
medical examining boards or surgeons; and
the necessary and actual expenses of such visits
shall be paid by tho Secretary-of the Interior,
upon properly-executed vouchers, out of the
contingent fund of said bureau."
IiriRS OF PENSIONERS.
Mr. Browne, of Indiana, introduced the fol
lowing bill tq amend section -1718, tiflo 57, of
tho Revised Statutes of the United Slates:
Be it enacted, Ac., That section -1718, title 57,
of tho Revised Statutes of the United States is
hereby amended to read as follows:
"Sec -1716. If any pensioner has died or
shall hereafter die, or if any person entitled to
a pension, having an application therefor pend
ing, has uieu or shall hereafter die, his widow,
or if there is no widow, the child or children
of such person under the ago of sixteen years,
shall be entitled to receive the accrued pcniion
to the date of the death of such person. Such
accrued pension shall not bo considered as a
part of tho assets of tho estate of deceased, nor
liablo to be applied to tho payment of tho debts
of said estr.to in any case whatever, but shall
inure to tho sole and exclusive benefit fit
the widow or children. Tho words 'child or
children' used in this section are meant, and
shall bo taken to mean, only the ehild or
childen of tho soldier on account of whoso dis
ability or death the pension is claimed, or had
been or shall hereafter bo allowed. And if
there be no widow or ehild survive, no payment
whatsover of the accrued pension shall bo made
or allowed, except so mueh as may bo necessary
to reimburse the person who bore the expenses
of the last sickness and burial of tho decedent,
in cases where he did not leave sufficient assets
to meet such expenses. All claims for such
reimbursements shall bo adjusted by the Com
missioner of Pensions, and, when allowed, a
certificate for the amount found due, signed by
CAN I OBTAIN A PATENT?
Send n rough sketch or (if you can) n, model of
your invention to Geokgi: E. I.emon, Washington,
D. C, and a Preliminary Examination will he made
of all United States Patents of the same class of
inventions, and you will be advised whether or
not a patent can be obtained
.Kor tliis Preliminary Examination NO
Charge is 3Tailu.
What Will a Patent Cost?
If you arc ndriacd that your invention is patent
able, send $20. to pay Government application fee
ofSl". and S3 for the drawings required by tho
Goven.iiient. This amount is payable when the
application is made. Tins is all of the expense,
unless a Patent 15 allowed. When allowed, the at
torney's fee (525) and the final Government loo ($20)
Uy thee terms you know beforehand, for noth
ing, whether yon aro koShk to get u patent or not,
and no attorney's Ice is charged unless you do get a
An attorney whopc fee depend on his success in
obtaining the Patent will not advise you that your
the Secretary of tho Interior and counter
signed by tho Commissioner of Pensions, shall
bo issued and made payable, out of the accrued
pension, to tho party or parties entitled thereto,
at the proper pension agency."
VERIFICATION OF CLAIMS.
Mr. Matson, of Indiana, introduced tlio fol
lowing bill :
Be it enacted, tCc, That tho Secretary of the
Interior be, and is hereby, authorized and di
rected in tho adjudication of all claims for
pensions now pending or hereafter filed to treat
the declarations that have been verified before
any officer or officers authorized to administer
oaths as if the same had decn verified before a
court of record, or before some officer thereof
having custody of its seal, as provided by sec
tion '171-1 of thelloviscd Statutes; and that tho
said section is hereby amended accordingly:
Provided, That the official character of tho olli
cer befoie whom any declaration shall hereafter
bo verified shall be duly attested by pome oili
ccr of a court having tho custody oi its seal.
riuzn-Moxr.Y and naval pension's.
Mr. Miller, of New York, by unanimous con
sent, obtained leave to bring in tho following
bill in the Senate, which was read twice and
referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs, to
regulate prizo-money and pensions in the navy.
Be. it enacted, &-c., That three-fourths of tho
entire proceeds of all ships and vessels, and tho
goods taken therein, which shall hereafter bo
captured by any public vessel belonging to the
United States, and which shall be judged good
and lawful prizes, shall be the sole property of
the United States, and shall be paid into tho
Treasury of the United States to the naval pen
sion fund; and that one-fourth shall be ad
judged to the petty officers and men, non-commissioned
officers, and privates of tho marine
corps and crew of the captor, as prize money,
in the ratio as now provided by law.
Si:c. 2. That all pensions now or hereafter paid
or allowed to the widows or pi her heirs of the
line officers of the navy, including warrant offi
cers and ollieers of the marine corps, shall be one
third theleavepayorwaiting-ordcrs pay ofsuch
ollieers respectively at the time of their death;
and that all pensions -now or hereafter paid or
allowed to the widows or other heirs of tho
stall' ollieers shall be the same as those of the
line officers with whom such staff ollieers held
relative rank respectively at the time of their
death : Provided, That the same restrictions as
to the length of time that such pensions aro to
continue shall remain in force as at present.
And all acts or parts of acts which are incon
sistent with the provisions of this act shall be,
and tho same aro hereby, repealed.
Answers to Correspondents.
"We arc obliged to answer certain Inquiries of tho
8m nature m each issue of our paper. "While we
checrfullj furnish information to subscribers in this
column, wt suggest that much labor, time, and ex
pense may bo saved both to ourselves and to our
correspondent,, if the lattci and other subscribers
would keep ft file of the paper They could then,
at any time, turn to the file and probably find tho
very inquiry answered about which they would
havo written to us. Wc trust that each and every
subscriber will profit by this suggestion.
Samuel Clakic, Covington, Ohio. Send
us tho dates of both enlistments and discharges
your rank, company, and regiment, and wo
may be able to help you.
James Adams, Ouange, X. J. You were
entitled to ono hundred dollars additional
bounty, but at present cannot recover; because
you failed to file your claim prior to July 1,
1SS0. Thoro is reason to believe that Congress
will remove the bar which prevents the consid
eration of these just claims, and when it does
wo will notify you.
K., Canton, Pa. Peusion money, after be
ing received by the pensioner anddepositcd in
bank, is liablo to bo garnisheed the samo as
money earned by labor, &c. Seo Senator Blair's
bill in this connection, copied in our last week's
Sun., Cambridge, IT. Y. Under tho act of
Juno J 9, 1S73, the attorney may collect his feo
in advance, in whole or in .part, without re
gard to whether ho bo finally successful in tho
case. There is no law to prevent his collecting
tho fee before the claim is filed, but tho prac
tice is to file the declaration first. Tho sooner
the application is filed the better. Failure to
file declaration prior to July 3, 1SS0, deprives
3'ou of arrears and leaves 3011 with no redress.
Abiue L. D., IIammonton. Wo prcsumo,
from your statement, that your husbaui was
not in the line of duty at tho timolio was shot,
and for that reason his claim was rejected by
the Pension Office. Your only recourse is Con
gress, and even thcro wo can seo little hopp for
A. S. C, Lowell, Mass. Wo believo tho
firm named is dissolved. Tho pension would
date from discharge.
W. II. Samuels. Thoro is a bill that has
already passed the House, which, if it become
a law, will cover your case and afford relief.
Seo The Trip.une of the loth inst.
G. E. 1L, San Simeon, Cal. Tho last num
ber given to original invalid claims, filed prior
to July 1, I860, was 237,073; widow's claims
C E. Kos3. 1. Sec page 5, National Trih
UNEof Apt il 29, 1SS2. ii. To tho Secretary of
the Interior, as soon as possible. 3. Your hand
writing is fair, and gaod enough for tho position
desired. You should got all tho influence ob
tainable. II. O. Brown. Your case ought to havo been
decided l&ng ago ; that is, provided you havo
complied with all the calls of ..ne oflico.
W.C.Green. No; tho mother's claim can
not bo completed by the heirs, except they de
sire to reimburse themselves for expenses of
last sickness and burial of decedent, in cases
wboro sufficient assets woro not left to meet
such expenses. a
A. E., Souxji Apalachin. Tlie commissioner
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J. P., Shushan, N. Y.; F. M. E., Moulton,
Iowa; M. W. S., Glassford, Illinois; W. D. G.,
Cornwall, Connecticut; Jno. K., Troy, Ohio;
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Jno.. O. K., Troy, O. For a reply to your
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IIenry Klein. The pension stops wben
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Katie K. Leslie. It is out of our power to
assist you. The only thing you can do is, to
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M. J. M., Rattlesnake, Kan. Sec reply to
K., Canfon, Pcnn.
James Condon. If you cannot comply -with
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Ciias. M. Peterson, Srencerville, Ohio.
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E. G. T., Kingsville, Mo. There is no law
under which your claim for money lost in tho
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Victor K., Caton, N. Y. Papers on file at
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strong hopes of the passage of the bill named.
If it docs you will get the relief sought.
RemxlHing answers next week.
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