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THE 'NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHTNGTON, D. C, MAT 13, 18S2.
OUR SOLDIERS' COLUM.
IN WHICH THE " BOYS" TALK ON VAR
Oar Coir.pr.ign " Uic Interests of the 3Ion TYho
Sated the Xatioa Tiat a One-Armed Vet
eran Has to Say A Tenter With
The National Trllnmc.
ran rnT soldiers paper ix toe avorld.
To tlic Editor Natioxal Tr.inuxr.:
Every ox-eoldicr Avho fought for the defense
of the Government should take The National
Triecxe. It has alv.-ays throv.n shot at long
range in the soldier's interest. But when the
editor is backed by .r90,000 soldiers ho can ad
vance bis lines to short range, and send a few
charges of canister through the balls of Con
gress, and remind those of their duty who op
pose the soldiers having just ice. If some of those
Senators who oppose the soldiers having what
the Government justly owes them bad marched
beside me from Chat tauooga to Atlanta, Georgia,
and fought over every foot of the distance of
one hundred and thirty-six miles, they would
favor every enactment that would give to tho
soldier bis rights. Fill tho balls of Congress
with such men as Voorhccs and Dcering, and
you will soon see every contract between the
Government and the defenders adjusted. I
am wounded, broken down, and not ablo to
work much. I take The National Tkikuxe,
and would not bo without it if I bad to live on
one meal per day till I could raise a dollar for
the best soldiers' paper iu the world.
Yours trr.lj-, Ciias. Stewart.
Osage, Iowa, May 1.
ALL MEAT AXD XO ROXE.
To tho Editor Natioxal Triruxe:
Tho paper came all O. K. I must say The
Triruxe is like a friend, and I just take it all
ia. It cleans the G. A. 11. papers all up; I
have seen many. I read it as a book, from tho
first to the last page, and find all meat and no
hone. You aro doing a good work, an'd it is
the duty of every ex-soldier to take The Tei
uuxe to help the good work along.
Yours iu F.. G, and L.,
Dave II. Newcomb,
Providexce, May 2. Late 19th Mass. Vols.
THE CLERICAL FORCE IX THE PEXSIOX OFFICE.
To the Editor Natioxal Triruxe:
I sec by your issue of the 20th of April that
Congress will pass the bill to increase the cleri
cal force in the Pension Office. This announce
ment has no doubt buoyed up the spirits of
thousands of the invalid cx-soldicrs who have
been waiting year after year for the final de
cision of their several claims, and the heart of
many a widow, too, who has had to toil early
and late to prevent her becoming a pauper for
the want of her just dues from the Government
I wonder that Congress has delayed the passage
of such a just bill for so long a time, well know
ing what must bo the condition of thousands of
tho Union cx-soldiers, and the widows and
children of thousands more. If the pension
claimants wcro to ask Congress to pass a bill
allowing them " $312.50" per day, I should not
wonder attho delay in itspassagc. I feel quite
confident that Senator Beck would not vote for
such a bill. Well, the honorable Senator never
had. a chance to know the suffering of a poor
soldier, as ho was drafted, to servo in the army(
of "Homo Guards."
Jonathan C. Moore,
Co. G, 24th N. J. V. '
A ONE AHMED SOLDIER SPEAKS niS JIIXD.
To the Editor National Triruxe:
As I am a subscriber and reader of the gal
lant vindicator of tho rights of the "Boys in
Ulue" who periled their lives in defense of the
Old Flag, ivr.uit a one armed soldier to trans
mit a few thoughts with regard to tho IIouso
bill to iucrr.v; the pensions of those who have
lw i an au.i or ;.-g at the battle of Fort Doncl
sou niidor (ion. Grant. I had the misfortune
to m.j my elt..rm, caused from an ounce ball
and three L ask-hot passing through it, and for
a subriitute I oany an empty sleeve and four
inches of a stub for an arm. My heart was
made glad when I saw the bill that was intro
duced by Mr. Bingham and referred to the
Committee on Pensions. But I was correspond
ingly depicssed to learn that it may take from
seven to twelve months for the committee to
investigate and report a bill so simple and just
in its character. I hope The Triruxe will
give this bill, in common with all other bills in
the interest of the soldiers, its undivided and
close attention. I only desire Congress to bo
just as ready and willing to pass tho bil to in
crease the pensions of one armed and ono
legged soldiers as they were to legislate for
Mrs. Lincoln, Mrs. Garfield, Mrs. Tyler, Mrs.
Polk, and Gen. Grant. God bless The Triruxe
and prosper its cause until justice is done all
classes, from Gen. Grant down to the humblest
private in our ranks. Korert Martin,
Co. G, 11th 111. Inf. Vols.
Belknap, III., May 10.
has TnE ring of a soldier's friend.
To the Editor National Triruxe:
Having an interest in tho pension business,
as all soldiers should have, our Post of the G.
A. I!., No. G, Department of Minnesota, have
signed our names and circulated a petition to
soldiers not members of our Order for the in
crease of clerks in the Pension Office, and the
speedy adjustment of claims. The petition
was sent to our Representative, W. D. Wash
burn, and we enclose his reply, which sounds a
good deal like the ring of a soldiers friend, and
with which we arc well pleased.
Thanking you for the information we receive
through your paper, and asking space for this,
we remain your friends,
J. Van Vleck,
IGth U. S. Inf., Co. B.
Eli C. Reynolds,
Col. 7th Minn. Inf.
Taylor's Falls, Minx., May 1.
House of Representatives,
Washington, D. G, March 12, 1SS2.
Mcsers..J. YantY,li;ck and others,
4- ft ... . i . Taylor's Falls.
Gentlemen: I am in receipt of yeur me
morial of (life' 7th instant, requesting me to use
my influence to strengthen the force in the
Pension Office. I need not say that it will
more than afford mo pleasure to comply with
your request. The pension laws do not operate
fairly, for the reason that so many meritorious
claims are so long postponed. This of course
must be tho case until the force in the Pension
Office is greatly incre:iecd. The claims of the
meritorious applicants should not only lie al
lowed, but it should be dene promptly. I shall
bo glad to do all 1 can to promote your wishes.
Yours truly, W. D. Washburn.
watching their representatives.
To the Editor National Tribune:
1 1 -siiti ot express sufficiently my admiration
of ; ;t:r wildicr paper. All comrades in this
sce!:i t aro watching with deep interest tho
course f our Representatives in Congress.
Some of them seem to bo afraid of tho issue.
But I am glad we have somo that como out
boldly on the side of the ex-soldier. We or
ganized a Grand Army Post hero with twenty
eight members; the membership of which is
rapidly increasing. You will iu a few days
receive a petition to our Representatives in
Gilmax W. Hilliker,
Com'dr Kuowles Post, No. 52, G. A. R.
Corixna. Me., May 0.
THE THRJ'E PER CENT. OFFICERS' TAX.
To the Editor National Triruxe:
You have advocated many claims in the in
terest of the soldier. Is it not timo that a bill
was introduced in Congress to refund to the
officers of the Union army the three per cent,
tax that was levied on their pay during the
war of the rebellion ? This tax was justifiable
on tho incomes of tho "stay at homes," but it
should never have been taken from tho pay of
those who risked their lives in the service of
tho Government. Dlorau.
Brooklyn, N. Y., May 2.
WILL RALLY ROUND THE TRIBUNE'S BANNER.
To the Editor National Tribune:
Enclosed please find $1 for The Tribune for
one year. It is the. only paper in the United
States which stands up for the rights of the
soldier. Let the good work go on until every
soldier in the land gets his rights especially
those of us who stood by the Government in the
dark days. Keep your banner Hying, and tho
soldiers will rally around it.
Yours truly, P. S. Fenton.
Jaxesville, Wis., April 10.
junior vice-commander pond's endorse
ment. To the Editor National Tribune:
A opy of your paper coining to my notice,
sufficiently attracts my attention to warrant
my asking to be placed upon your subscription
list. I wish every member of tho G. A. 11.
might be a subscriber to your valuable Tri
bune. Yours truly, C. V. R. Pond,
Junior Vice-Cominander-in-Chief G. A. R.
Quixcy, Mich., April 20.
JOINS US IN A REGULAR ENGAGEMENT.
To tho Editor Natioxal Tribune:
Your estimable paper and I have tented to
gether for the past threo years and more.
Prior to that I had been bivouacking with
skirmishers, and 1 was all the time wishing to
find some ono ready and willing to go into a
regular engagement. I look every week with
as much anxiety for my comrade to come on
post as for my usual rations, and I soon am
busy devouring tho instructions he brings mo
from headquarters. This place is memorable
in the days of our Revolutionary fathers. On
Chatterton's Hill, now largely built upon, Com
rade Washington made his stand until forced
by the Red Coats to retreat to Northeast lc
Heights. The old house still stands where ho
made his headquarters. A few miles west of
us Paulding, Williams, and Van Wart refused
the profibred gold of Andre. From 1G1 to
I860 loud were the praises of the noble fellows
that gave life, limb, and health to their country
when its institutions and liberty were jeopar
dized. Now how changed, and particularly
among those who during the war were sud
denly found lame, halt, and blind when the
draft was spoken of, though never so blind as
to be unable to count their coupons from their
gold-bearing bonds, whilo we were glad to take
greenbacks. Your paper has tho right ring,
and you deserve the praise of every one who
swore to defend the Red, White, and Blue for
the manly course you have pursued, and I hope
you and I shall live to see tho day when full
justice is done every soldier. I have, during
the past two years, obtained a number of sub
scribers for j'our paper. I hope your list will
increase by thousands, and your good work
bo fully accomplished.
Yours, V; M. Hodgson,
Late Capt. G7th N. Y. ndfajU1
White Plains, N. Y. ,
THE EIGHT MAX IX THIT RIGHT riiACET'
To the Editor Natioxal Triruxe :
I have been a subscriber to your most excel
lent paper over two years, and have followed
the improvement that has been made in it. It
advocates the soldiers' interest more and more
strongly. I have sent in some twelve or fifteen
new subscribers that I know of, and have dis
tributed extra numbers with great interest,
knowing that it is for the interest of all who
aro claimants for pensions to read it, and also
for all who arc soliciting patents of any kind.
There is also much valuable information on
almost every topic of general interest. I take
several other papers that cost somo four or more
dollars per year, but had rather do without all
the rest than The Triruxe. I am an invalid cx
soldicr, and applied for pension over three years
ago, and should have been entirely discouraged
long ere this if it had not been for The Triruxe.
That keeps mo posted so well that I havo no
doubt but what my case will be properly at
tended to in due time if Congress will furnish
the clerical force that Commissioner Dudley
needs to facilitate his arduous task. I think
he is the right man in the right place.
J. B. Corban, An Ex-Soldier.
Cornwall, Conn., April .'50.
SKALL SHOT FROM COMRADES.
"The National Tribune has the right ring.
Wo are with you every time." One of the 27th
Maine, Wells, Me.
'A toast The Na
tional Tribune; it must and shall wave tri
umphantly over Senator Beck's grave." Ohas.
L. Baldwin, Willoughby, Ohio. " Your paper
supplies a need long felt in this part of the
country; will send you more subscribers."
M. C. Alford, Sumner, Wis. "I wish The
National Tribune great success in pleading
the just caufo of the Nation's defenders."
Benj. F. MeHugh, Flowery Branch, Ga..
"From what I have seen of your paper I like
it very much. I enclose price of subscription
for one year." W. N. Sciiz, Goreuch, Md.
"Your paper suits mo exactly, and 1 cannot do
without it." J. W. En body, Nettle Lake, Ohio.
" It is the best soldiers' papei I have seen,
and it will afibrd me pleasure to aid in increas
ing its subscription lists." Wyman Wethcrill,
Watcrville, N. Y. "Let Congiessmcu not
forget that soldiers were paid in depreciated
currency and bondholders in gold. I read Tun
National Tribune with great pleasure, and
will work cheerfully to extend its circulation."
Win. Halliwell, Bucyrus, Ohio. " We don't
expect Congress to give us back our arms or
legs lost in the service of tho country, but we
do expect the pensions promised us for risking
our lives on tho battle-field. I enclose $1 for a
year's subscription. Will work for The Tri
bune." Win. M. Mackey. Hcntsonvillc, III.
"What a blessing it is to have one true friend
The National Tribune to fight for us and
hell) us to have cur wrongs righted." Geo. W.
Huntington, Harvarstraw, N. Y. "Hopo
you will keep hammering away with your big
guns at Congress, so that we may receive the
pensions duo us before wo die." Jno. M. Brown,
Crcssona, Pa. " I enclose .$.' for thrco sub
scribers, and will send you more. The Na
tional Tribune is the best advocate of tho
soldiers rights that I havo seen." Geo. W.
Mohlcr, Red Oak, Iowa. "I lost my right
arm amputated atshoulder but havo received
no pension yet, though 1 hopo to before I die."
Jno. F. Foster, Gloucester, Mass. "I think
it is the best soldiers' paper in tho country."
Dexter Elbridge, Fifo Lake, Mich. " I havo
no hesitancy In commending The Tribune as
tho true soldier's friend." G W. Cole, Mace
donia, Pa. "Your bold advocacy of tho
rights of the soldier, his widow, and those de
pendent upon him, should and will bo applauded
by all right-minded men. I, among many
thousands, hope to live long enough to seo you
rewarded by tins men whoso claims you aro so
zealously advocating." A. H. Snyder, New
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One Dollar leads us to extend the
time to June 30, 1SS2.
One Dollar mailed us before
June 30 will secure Tiii National
Tribune for One Year.
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THE SOLDIERS' HOME INVESTIGA
TION. The Scnato Military Committco has adopted
the report of the sHb-committcc on the investi
gation of tho Soldiors Home, and agreed to a
bill for the government of tho Home. Tho re
port has been submitted to thb Senate, and tho
bill introduced. Tho report is very volumin
ous, reviewing the establishment and history
of the Home, and containing all tho laws that
havo been passed relating to it. It sustains
tho charges made against the management. It
speaks of abuses in the way of ext ravaganco in
tho use of the funds for building, furniture,
and in other directions, and recommends
changes in tho institution. The committee
say the continuous and regular furnishing of
vegetables and fruits from '.tho institution to
two of tiio thrco members of the board of com
missioners (the surgeon-general and commissary-general),
"gavo rise to considerable scan
dal, which should have been avoided ; and tho
furnishing of ilowcrs from tho Homo to these
oflicers at regular and stated periods when
there svas an entire absence of tbesaino at tho
hospital was, in tho opinion of tho committee,
an abuse in the management which should not,
have occurred." It is recommended that .a.
band bo employed to furnish music to tho in
mates, and that other features, tending tomako
tho Home pleasant and attractive, be added.
Tho report takes the ground that tho Homo is
for the benefit of tho inmates, and that all its
resources should bo devoted to them, audi "the
placo made as attractive as possible. ' r '
The" bill provides that the governor shall lie
taken from tho army retired list, ana acltb tlie
inspector-general and quartermaster-general of
the army to tho board of commissioners. It
also provides for other reforms and changes
which tho committee deem necessary. Tho
report also recommends that $10,000 be appro
priated to employ clerks and tako such other
steps as may be necessary to obtain for the
Home tho money (a milliau dollars or so) lying
in tho Treasury, and which accumulated there
some years ago, but which the institution has
never been able to get.
SKETCH OF CONGRESSMAN LYNCH.
Congressman Lynch makes an interesting
figure in politics as the solo representative of
his raco iu the House of Keprcsentatives. Tho
last colored men in tho Houso woro Messrs.
Cain and Bainoy, both of South Carolina,. who
sat in tho Forty-fifth Congress, and tho latter
of whom was unseated just before tho end of
his term. Mr. Lynch has an intelligent and
rather striking face. He is a mulatto of a light
cofieo color, and his face and head but for the
color of his skin and rather prominent cheek
bones arc tho faco and head of a Caucasian.
He has a broad and well-developed forehead,
largo and expressive eyes, and heavy black
moustache, anil crisp, wavy hair. His address
is pleasant and his speech is always correct.
As a writer and speaker he is considerably
above the congressional average.
Considering .tho disadvantages under which
bo began life, Mr. Lynch must bo regarded as
a highly successful man. Ho was a slave until
the war broke out; did not learn to read until
ho was thirteen years old; did not learn to
write until he was seventeen ; was Speaker of
the Mississippi House when ho was twenty
three; became of tho legal age to bo elected to
Congress twenty-live one month after ho
was nominated for the first timo and just two
months before he was elected, and after having
been four times a candidate for Congress being
twice returned elected, onco counted out and
kept out by tho Democrats, and now counted
out but seated by the Bepiiblicans is only
thirty-four years of age. He was employed at
seventeen as a waiter-boy in a photograph gal
lery in Natchez, and whilo doing tliis work
acquired the art of taking pictures. After two
years he took charge of a gallery as a practical
photographer, and managed it for several years.
Since 18(50 that is to say, sinco he was twenty
one years old ho has been actively engaged in
polities, but has had other occupations, and has
accumulated some property. J lo-owns and suc
cessfully manages a plantation of 1H0 acres near
Natchez. 11 o says, with some pride, that ho
has tried to bo saving, and mentions as an
example of the puerile arguments with which
the Democrats have endeavored to win away
negro voters from him, that thoy have charged
him with being ''stingy." and ho "did not give
enough money away," and alleged as his par
ticular crime that he has saved $15,000 out of
the $20,000 ho has drawn in congressional
EFFECTIVE STRENGTH OF OUR NAVY,
Tho Speaker laid before tho Houso a few
days ago a communication from the Secretary
of the Navy giving tho number of vessels ready
forservico in case of war. and tho estimated
cost of ropairing those that aro not fit to go into
commission. Of G: vessels, XI aro reported as
efficient for immediate use; to Tepair tho re
maining K) would cost about $3,1 7." ',000. Somo
of them could be got ready in two months,
whilo five would require eighteen months.
The most powerful gun in tho navy is tho
8 -inch muzzle-loading rilled "converted,"
which at 1,000 yards will perforato a wrought
iron plato to a depth of 8J inches. Its range
is 10,2S0 yards at an elevation of 39 degrees;
and its weight is 17,550 pounds. It carries aj
ball weighing 180 pounds and requires a louilI
of 35 pounds of powder. There aro fiytiholb
these guns available for service in tho navy, ,
1 WM r-m-0K--M M'MAWA
CAN I OBTAIN A PATENT?
Send a rough sketch or (if you can) a model of
your invention to CfnuKGi: K. I,i:mon, Washington,
1). C, nml a i'roliniiiiary i:.vaini:i;itloii will be made
of nil United States Kitcntg of the sumo class of
inventions, and you will bo advised whether or
not u patent can be obtained
For this J'reluninary Examination NX)
Charge is illmle.
What Will a Patent Cost?
If you are ndriscd that your invention is patent
able, beiul 20, to pay Government application foe
of SI-'), and $5 for the drawings 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 at
torney's fee (.:25) and the linal Government fee (20)
JJy these terms you know beforehand, far nolli
iiiff, whether you are Kohurto Ket a patent or not,
and no attorney's fee is charged unless you do get a
An attorney whose fee depends on his success in
obtaining the Patent will not advifee you that your
Answers to Correspondents.
"We arc obliged to answer certain inquiries of tho
saint nature in each Ksue of our paper. While wc
cheerfully furnish information to subscribersin this
column, wt suggest that much labor, time, and ex
pense may lie baved both to ourselves and to our
correspondents, if tho latter and other subscribers
would keep a file of the paper. They coHld then,
iat any time, turn to the file and probably tiudlhu
ivcrv innuiry answered about which thoy would
lliavo written to us. We trust that each and every
Bubscribcr will proiit' by tins suggestion.
D. W. E., JlrJxr.iETTA, Wis. You aro proba
bly entitled to an increase. Wc have referred
your letter to an attorney who is competent to
advise you on the subject.
Geoijgi: J. Hokton, Barijouu's Mills, Pa.
Wc regret wo can offer no encouragement.
Tho War Department is almost inflexible in
such matters, and at this stage of Congressional
proceedings there would be no cbanco for tho
bill, if introduced, to be acted upon, the several
committees being already overburdened with
G. W., New Haven. If you tliinlc injustice
has been done, mako an application for a re
lating of pension.
Wit. Easlick, LaFayette, Mien. Tho
report of the Surgeon General called for by the
Commisisoner ought to bo inado in six weeks
or two months from now. Tho delay is owing
to tho immenso number of such calls, and tho
inadequate forco of clerks emploj'ed to reply to
them. Wo aro sorry for your condition. So
far as wo know your attornoj' is in good stand
Sl'Oil,' ,V .!
FRANCIS M. 1j., WILSONVILLE, IOWA. XhO
,lelay is,, entirely on tho part of tho Pension
QllicQv, ftftu. ought to hear from tho caso in a
C. A., Greeley, Col. Yes. Seo reply to
question 2, Sub, Fortville, Ind. 2. You do not
seem to have a very strong caso. You appear
to be able to prove nothing as to origin of disa
bility, nor of its existence until nine years ago.
The disability must bo traced to tho service,
or you cannot got pensioned.
Ciias. Roberts, Rapid City, Dak. T. There
is no bill pending for tho repeal of the arrears
of pension law, and tho sense of both Houses
has been tested this session in regard to it, and
it is almost unanimously against any such
Pat., Camden, Me. As to tho order in
which claims arc settled iu the Pension Oilice,
wo regret you fail to comprehend previous ex
planations, and will endeavor to make it moro
clear. Say, for instance, your case was num
bered 200,000, and thero was some particular
piece of evidence which you could not get, and
which was material to tho favorable adjudi
cation of your claim, would it not be unjust
and absurd to suspend action in claims running
from 200,000 to 2IJO,000 until you bad completed
your case? The highest number of invalid
claims now in progress of adjudication is 3(10,
000, and they aro being settled at tho rato of
2,200 per month. Claims under :(0,000, if com
plete, arc taken up and disposed of as soon as
possible. Claims over that number could only
bo taken up under circumstances set forth in
tho Commissioner's order, published in The
Tribune of April 29. 1SS2.
II. IloLbEXBEcrc, Anamosa, Iowa. See re
ply to Pat., Camden, Me.
W. S., Eaton Rapids. 1. If you writo to tho
Commissioner, giving your rank, company, and
regiment, bo can give you the number of your
claim. 2. See reply to Pat., Camden, Mo. 3.
Ask the Commissioner tho cause of delay.
W. C. F., Loveland, Col. Final action
depends entirely upon whether you havo com
plied with all tho calls of the Pension Ollieofor
evidence, and whether the number of the claim
entitles it to bo placed with the number now
in progress of adjudication. Seo reply to Pat.,
Sun., Harrisburg, III. Seo reply to W. C.
Sub., Giddings, Texas. Tho pension money
can only bo paid to the pensioner.
A. L. E., Cranberry, X. J. You would re
ceive ono dollar per month from date of dis
charge to date of last payment, and six dollars
por month thereafter.
Jno. R. Adair, Brown Co., III. Your claim
would not necessarily be rejected. Wo should
adviso you to got all tho testimony possible to
show soundness at and prior to enlistment.
A. J. C, Dekrfield Centre, N. IL 1. The
article to which you refer bad no special refer
ence to yourself. It was designed to cmbraco
all persons interested in tho subject, and did
not rolato to disallowed claims. 2. When tho
Second Auditor says tho records show tho ap
plicant to have been paid, or that thcro is noth
ing moro due, you may accept that statement
as final. In such a case an appeal for an ap
propriation would bo useless. 3. By "tho
representatives in both Houses" was meant
members of Congress and Senators. 4. No
bounty would be due, but if ho died in servico
thero might be somo arrears of pay.
I. P. N., Salina, Kans. You will havo to
obtain tho testimony.
J. O. B., Bonaparte, Iowa. Tho bill has
not as yet become a law, and its position on tho
calendar makes its passage extremely doubtful,
unless it is taken np out of tho rogular order.
De Witt Carpenter, Orwell, N. Y. If
you have a claim on file a letter to tho Com
missioner of Pensions, Washington, 1). C,
giving your rank, company, and reginiont,
together with number of claim, if you havo it,
-would insure a reply.
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invention is patentable, unless it really is patent
able, so far as his best judgment can aid in deter
mining the question; hence, you can rely on the
advice given after n preliminary examination is
DESIGN PATENTS and the REGISTRATION
OK IjAI'KLS and TRADE-MARKS secured.
CAVEATS prepared and tiled.
Application for tho REISSUE OF PATENTS
carefully and skillfully prepared and promptly
Applications in revivor of REJECTED, ABAN
DON ED, or FORFEITED CASES 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
lead to success. Send mo a written rcqtie-it ad
dressed to tho Commissioner of Patents that he
recognize George E. Lemon, of Washington, D.
C, as your attorney in the case, giving the titlo
of the invention and about the date of lllingyour
application. An examination will be mndo-of the
case, and you will lc informed whether or not a
patent can bo obtained. This examination and re
port will cost you notliinrj.
Interference Contents' arising within tho Patent
G. W. Fowler, Cameron, Mo. You should
writo to the Quartermaster-General of tho
Army, this city, relative to tho headstone for
your brother's grave.
Frederick Walter, St. Edward, Neb.
Your letter has been handed to an attorney of
ability, who will at once communicate with
Hiram R., Cannonsburg, Mich. Your let
ter has been referred to the attorney named,
with request that he reply to you direct. Tho
delay, from your own statement, seems not to
bo with him, but with you, by reason of your
inability to comply with the Pension Oflicc re
quirements, and for which wo do not sec that
he can bo hold-responsible.
Sub., Fortville, Ind. 1 and 3. Certainly.
If your disability has increased to tho extent
named since you were last examined you should
apply for an incrcaso of pension. 2. Tho
widow would be entitled to eight dollars per
month, provided her husband's death was due
to the disability for which he drew pension;
and if there wero any children under sixteen
at tho dato of his death, sho would bo entitled
to an additional ten dollars per month for each
child from the dato of death of soldier until
thoy severally attain the age of sixteen.
J. II., Dvberry, Pa. The bill for tho relief
of certain soldiers charged with desertion has
not passed tho Scnato. When it does it will
bo promptly noticed in The Tribune.
C. H. S., Macon City, Mo. Although tho
delay; may nof rcst with your attorney, youj
might 'write ttf'-tfio Commissioner, giving your
rank, company, and TCgimcnr, and xisk- tho
condition of fyour claim. ' ;
C. B. K., Norway, Me. 1. If tho require
ments of tho ollico have been complied with,
tho caso (from its number) ought to bo passed
upon very shortly. 2. Yes. , 7i iVrTm y ,
E. Anderson, Egan, D. T. From 1S61 to
tho closo of the fiscal year ending Juno 30,
1SS1, there were filed 421,313 applications for
invalid pensions, of which 190,250 were allowed.
Wc know nothing of tho firm named.
John W. Hodson, Watseka, Ills. Seo
reply to C. II. S.
Mrs. Robert Cannon. In our last week's
issue you will find the full text of the bill re
lating to pensions on account of loss of eye
sight. J. B. Heisey, Lancaster, Pa. Drafted
men, enrolled from March 3, 1S63, to Septem
ber 5, 1SG1, for three years, arc only entitled to
$100 bounty if they served two years or more,
or wcro discharged by reason of wounds re
ceived in the lino of duty before two years'
service. They aro not entitled to tho addi
tional bounty (act of July 23, 1SG0), nor aro
their heirs. Tho fee is regulated by law.
J. H. F., Leconte's Mills, Pa. 1. Yes. 2.
About iivo or six weeks, usually.
Mrs. Lettie A. Hayes, Le.vrsborough,
Ia. Writo to tho Commissioner direct, giving
your name and that of tho soldier, his rank
uompauy, and regiment, and refer to tho fact
that it is over a year since you heard from the
case, stating your circumstances, &c.
J. H. J., Ohioville, Pa. 1. Tho bill afford
ing relief to certain ouiccis performing duty as
commissioned oflicers prior to actual muster
has passed tho House only, not the Senate. 2.
Sec reply to Pat, Camden, Me.
J. C. II., Maene, Iowa. Wo believe they
Mrs. M.Walker, Boston, Mass. If thero
wore any extenuating circumstances con
nected with tho soldier's absence from his com
mand, and testimony has been filed to show
tho unjusfjicss of the charge of desertion, relief
may bo had when tho bill printed in ours of
the 15th ultimo becomes a law; and from your
atatemout, general legislation such as this, is
the only remedy upon which you can rely.
. Remaining nnswora nest week.
Wo havo been acquainted for many years
with Dr. Foster, whoso advertisement appears
in another column. Ho is a graduato of tho
medical department of ono of the best insti
tutions in Washington city, and has had also
tho benolit of tho best medical schools in
France and Germany. With tho greatest con
fidence we recommend him as an eminent, re
liable, and trustworthy physician.
PENSION MATTERS IN CONGRESS.
Mr. Grout, of Vermont, has introduced tho
following bill, to amend section 4702, titlo 57,
Revised Statutes of tho United States, relating
to pensions :
Be it enacted, 0c, That section 4702, of titlo
57, of the Revised Statutes of tho United States,
is hereby so amended as to read as follows:
"If any person embraced within tho provis
ions of sections 4092 and 4(593 has died since
the 4th day of March, leGl, or hereafter dies,
by reason of any wound, injury, or disease
which, under tho conditions aud limitations of
such sections, would havo entitled him to an
invalid pension had ho been disabled, his
widow, or if there bo no widow, or in easo of
her death without payment to her of any part
of tho pension hereinafter mentioned, his child
or children under sixteen years of age, shall ba
entitled to receive the same pension as tho hus
band or father would have been entitled to had
ho been totally disabled, to commence from tho
death of tho husband or father, to continuo to
the widow during her Avidowhood, and to his
child or children until they severally attain the
age of sixteen years, and no louger ; and if tho
widow remarry, the child or children shall bo
entitled from the dato of the last paj'inonb to
tho mother who had remarried."
PRISONERS OP AVAR.
Mr. James S. Robinson introduced a bill in
Office between two or more rival claimants to tho
fciuno subject-matter of invention, attended to.
Aj.jM'al'lU'sii.-iiifspUMiiedhi relief from adverse
Searches mudo for title to inventions.
Copies of i'atcnii furnished at the regular Gov
ernment rates, (ITS cents cncli. If subsequent to
lKi; previous patent.-;, not printed, at coat of
foiiies of Gfllflnl I'reonln furnished.
Opinions rendered as to scope, validity, and in
fringement of IV tents.
In fact, any information relating to Patents and
to property rightsin inventions promptly furnished
on the most reasonable terms.
Remember, this otliee has been in successful ope
ration since l-Vj, and you therefore reap the bene
fits of experience.
Address, with stamp for reply,
GEORGE E. LEMON,
WASKLSTGTON, D. C.
-jT" Reference given to actual clients in almost
every county hi the United States.
the House for pensioning prisoners of war Avho
Avero confined in confederate military prisons
during the late Avar, as folioAVs:
Whereas in Slay, 1CG3, the cartel Avas sus
pended, and many oflicers, soldiers, and sailors
of the Federal army and navy Avere confined
in so-called confederate prisons for an unusual
length of time, suffering great hardships and.
contracting disease hard to pro'c under exist
ing pension laws : Therefore
J in it enacted, &c., That the Secretary of tho
Interior be, and ho is hereby, authorized and
directed to place on the pension-roll the names
of such oflicers, soldiers, sailors, and marines
who, Avhilo in the service of the United States
and Avhile in tho line of their duty, Avere taken,
prisouers of Avar and as such confined in so
called confederate prisons, between the- 1st of
May, 1S63, and the 1st of May, 1565, as follows :
All Avho Avero prisoners of Avar tAVO months and
less than six mouths, one-half pension ; those
Avho A'erc prisoners of Avar six months aud les3
than twelvo months, a three-fourths pension ;
aud all such as Avero prisoners of Avar twelvo
months and more than twelve months, a total
pension. And, furthermore, such surviA'ing
prisoners of Avar shall rceeiA'c tAVO dollars a day
for each and every day's confinement in said,
confederate military prisons: Provided, That
such pension shall in each case begin from tho
dare of the passage of this act, and shall bo paid,
at the same time and iu the same manner as
other pensions are now paid: And provided fur'
ther, That this act shall not entitlo any person
to draw more than ono icnsion, but that such
survivors of the so-called confederate military
prisons as aro entitled and aro receiving a pen
sion at the time of the passage of this act shall
bo entitled to the increaso of their pension
AA'hich this act may grant them.
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Whenever this " prroup of symptoms," or any con
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For a more extended description of these pills seo
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Price 20 Cents per Box.
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These pills cure Fever and Ague promptly,
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For lauguor, loss of appetite, rheumatic and neu
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These pills act on the ncr-ous system throughout
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Price SO Cents per Box.
Small sums can be sent in postage stamps or in
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