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TKffAlaxmAL TBIBUNE: TT-ABXSTGTOlSr. lOIAY 20, 1882:
OUR SOLDIERS' COLUMN.
WHAT THE BOYS HAVE TO SAY
THE TRIBUNE'S READERS.
A Fresh Supply of Ammunition to FIsht the Sol
diers' Untiles A Significant Word A ho tit
jhc Fall KlortionN Fiattcrliig Coui
iiicnrtntioji From All Oror
A COMHADK OX THE SKTRMIsn I.IXE.
To Iho Editor National Thiruxk:
1 am still on the skirmish line, and will re
main there until every ex-sold icr within my
circle of .ncqn.iintr.nco is armed with Tim
National Tkibuxe, which is batlling for our
rights. Ii seems srrnugo to me why any soldier
will hang hack after reading what it is doing
for us. Find enclosed anotlicr dollar to help to
keep you in ammunition to hatter down the
n alls that surround such men as 1 ieelc. Shame
on him a Southern Senator has more patri
ot ism than he. Sly last " prisoner's " name is
Joseph Farringtou. You will please send him
The National Trirfxe for one year, in order
that he may learn the truth. This is the third
subscription through me, hut not the last.
Hoping yon will soon have the 300.000 on
vour muster-roll, I remain fraternally yours,
Union City, Pa., .May 1. J. J. Clark.
STOP riGnON-ilOLING TlftE CLAIMS.
To the Editor National Triruxe:
Enclosed find one dollar in advaneo for your
excellent paper. There is not another journal
printed in the United States that dares take
fides with the soldiers of twenty years ago. It
is a disgrace to a Free Republic that ;ls soldiers
TO WHOM DOES THE HONOR REI.OXG ?
To the Editor National Triruxe:
During the Gettysburg campaign Captain ft.
E. DuvallR company of Purncll (Maryland)
Cavalry left the mouth of theMonocaey on the
2Sth of Jnnc. and, accompanied by a section of
artillery, marched toward Baltimore City. On
reaching Cook.ivilIe, a few miles c.-.r.l of Poplar
Springs, this force found its way barred by
Stuart's Cavalry, whereupon it fell hick to the
Springs. The next day Captain Duvall's com
mand joined Gregg's Cavalry Division at Mount
Airy, and proceeded with it to Westminster,
and thence to the battle-field of Gettysburg,
where, on the 2d of July, the artillery referred
to bore a conspicuous part in the cavalry en
gagement on tho right Hank of Meade's army.
Colonel James Wallace, of Maryland, lias
stated in Our Country, published at Baltimore
in 1S6 J, that these two guns belonged to a Rhode
l.-land battery. Col. William Brooke Eawlc,
in his "Eight Flank at Gettysburg." sec p.
1G7,," Annals of the War." Philadelphia, 1S79.
claims the honor for the Purncll (Maryland)
Artillery, while Captain Dnvall thinks it was
a section of Alexander's Baltimore Battery.
Perhaps some of your numerous readers can
throw light upon tho subject. The information
is desired solely for historical purposes.
Your; very truly, J. W. Kiijkixy.
Washington, D. C. May 32.
A COMRADE riGITEES IT OUT.
To the Editor National Triruxe:
I have only taken your paper a short time,
but I would not be without it for ten times tho
subscription price. It does my heart good to
sco the bold stand you take. in behalf of the
National Defenders. When wo see the liber
ality of Congress in regard to fees for Dr. Bliss
).... a (jrniT.u i: , iinx. wfLsiimirioii.
tiling prescribed by the 2d section of tho act c jin(j n tr,,u,inarj- r.Muiiinat ion will lie made
March 3, 1S79; and if not, whether, when a. f alT United States Patents of tho same class of
' ' ' . . . ;.-... nmi itii Trill 1m luiviaucl whether or
ration taken before somo ofiicer duly an- "-"' tcV.t -bo obtained
docs not seem popular in this fast age of the , ; ? inJpqi,i(,nf anu take in
world. Long may The National Tkiruxes : consideiation the ,ongth of t5,u0 a soWipr at
banner wave, and may its shrill bugle-call j $13 pcr mQnth wqu(1 -iavo t0 "abor tQ 5CCUr0
strike suamc to me mains, ui Wi 's-; haj mm wo finfl ic woul1 liavc t0 FCrve his
n f.lio.v shall see tho error of their ways. It
should be forgotten so soon. The bondholder
seems to be tho man of to-day. Government
seems to have plenty of money for them. A
soldier, on the other hand, puts in a claim for
the pension due him, but ho is put off for this
reason or that. Placed , as we are, with depend
ent families, disease contracted in line of duty
while in tho army, and age creeping on, tho
Government should no longer fail of it duty.
The Pen .'on Office should not groan with their
pigeon-holed claims. Let them be paid, and it
will bring gladusss to many sorrowful hearts.
Congressmen might then say il well done," and
go to their several homes rejoicing, feeling they
had done something not to be regretted in after
years. Yours trnlj, P. T. Weight.
Wyoming, B. I., May S.
LOOKING OUT TOR THE TALL ELECTIONS.
To the Editor Natioxal Triruxe:
As yours is pre-eminently an ex-soldier's
papcr.'in whose ranks I claim to belong, having
served three years in the Fifth O. V. C, I wish
to say a few words to my old comrades, which
I think is of vital interest to all concerned, and
to all who for justico and right will aid us, for
the time has come when wc must awake and
work for our own interest if we expect to havo
Congicss attend to it. Don't fold your hands
and tamely submit to your present condition
of being shoved out of tho way for everybody
else. Congress can find time and money to
promptly pay the interest on the bonds, relievo
the overflowed sufferers, and pension ox-Presi
dents' widows, which is right, and should all
be done, but why snub the ex-soldiers by keep
ing them year after year waiting for what
belongs to them by not providing tho means
whereby they can get it. If we had dono as
our Congress has when wo were called to tho
defense of our country waited at homo until
all other internet -was attended to w hat -nrould
have boon the result? Bonds worthless ; green
backs ditto; the great American Republic de
stroyer! and bankrupt. Comrades, tho fall
clceiicns are clo.se at hand. Watch every vote
of your Kepr sentatives and Senators. If you
f,:ih th'-i.i against yonr interest, mark them so
indellibly ih:.t you can always see it. Be care
ful 'that your vote and dnflncnce arc for men to
the legislatures, true to you, so wo may get tho
Senators right most of all. Don't forget to vote
right for Rcpioeentativc. It matters not if he
is of your party, and votes against you, he is
your enemy. Bo as good as ho is vote him
home, and -work iiard to put a better one in.
pleased with its independent course.
To the Editor Natioxal Triruxe:
Enclosed please find $1, for which send 'mo
The Natioxal Triruxe one year. It is just
the paper that every Union soldier should take.
I am pleased with its plain, independent course,
especially in advocating the rights and claims
of invalid soldiers. They have been shame
fully neglected, while the bondholders and
monopolist, havo been favored in every manner
possible for their interest. 1 think it is high
time that Congress did something for the' sol
diers, and widows and orphans of soldiers.
It was almost impossible, especially during
Commissioner Bently's administration of the
Pension Oflice, for a soldier to get a pension. I
know of one cae where the applicant was com
pelled to furnish double proof in every particu
lar, and had to furnish the same evidence to
prove the same fact at diffeient times. There
was no stronger claim presented In the Pension
Office. The soldier was.and is yet entirely dis
abled fropi all kind of labor, both physical. and
mental. I see Commissioner Dudley hai put a
stop to this calling twice for the same evidence.
That looks like business and common sense.
Respectfully. Eor't Moran.
Crestox, Nee., May 9.
THE VERY REST HE HAS SEEX.
To the Editor Natioxal Triruxe:
Enclosed I send $1 as subscription for your
paper, which I consider valuable for its advo
cacy of the soldiers' right, and its literary
merit lieyond any journal of its kind in the
United Stales that 1 havo seen.
Respectfully yours, C. D. Gatks.
Caxbuidkb, Vt., April 37. 1832.
country nearly a hundred and sixty years. I
will send you more subscribers soon. May God
strengthen your hand, gird your arm, and eu
ablc your glorious work to spread fiom cast to
west, north and south, until every family on
tho American continent shall take the best
paper in the world.
Yours tiuly, CnAS. Stewart.
Osage, Iowa, May 5.
SMALL SHOT FROM COMRADES.
"Enclosed find my subscription for the sol
diers' paper which defends the rights of tho
soldier and his widow and, orphan." Enos
Pearson, Wooster, Ohio. "Another dollar for
a new subscriber. I am glad there is one paper
in the United States that is not afraid to stand
up boldly for the right; of those who perilled
their lives in defense of their country." J. C.
O'Connor, Co. D, 7th Wis. Vols, Albion, Wis.
"My subscription enclosed. If there were moro
papers like The Natioxal Triruxe the in
terest of the soldiers would not havo been so
long neglected as tho unsettled claims in tho
Pension Office show they havo been." Sam'l
Bloomer, Ex-Coloi Scrg't 1st Minn. Yol. Inf.
Stillwater, Minn. " One dollar enclosed for
Tnr. Tribune. Continuo to look after the
soldiers' interest and the soldiers will look after
yours." F. Ross, Big Rapids, Mich. " 1 send
vou another subscriber. Although I am sixty-
AX INSULT TO EVERY AMERICAN CITIZEN.
To the Editor Natioxal Trirunk:
1 notice in The Natioxal Triruxe that a
in cararc has lK:en introduced in the Legislature
of Virginia directing the employment of peni
tentiary convicts in caring lor tho graves of the
confederate dead. Nov.', according to my mind,
Mich a mcafeuic is simply an insult to any
American citizen. True, they were confeder
ates, and wore, in our view of the case, in the
wrong, hut that matters not; they were brave,
:is we of tho Union army had abundant reason
to know; they believed their cause was right,
and fought hard to sustain il. They wero our
countrymen, our brother?, and of our blood,
and when thcyfcjl their responsibility for their
cause ceased, and now to place a gang of mur
dcurs, horse-thieves, and burglars in charge of
thoir mouldering dust is an insult that is not
cmbUv overlooked or excused. Every Union
Htfdicr should enter his protest against any and
all Mich disgraceful proceedings.
Wu. M. Raller, Co. F, 111th O. V. I.
Wij.seyyij.li:, On io, May 2.
ALMOST CRA7.Y TOR TIIK TRIRUXE.
To the Editor Natioxal Trirune:
Enclosed please find $1 for your paper. You
will have tho gooduess to send it to Mrs.
fourycarsoldl would travel five miles to get
you a subscriber. The soldiers hereabouts pro
pose in future to make their ballots count in
electing Congressmen." R. II. Phillips, How
ard Lake, Minn. "I have been taking TnE
Natioxal Triruxe two years, and could nwt
do without it. Am working to get you more
subscribers." Thornton Y. Jones, Catawba,
Ohio. "It is the fccst.ncrjfijjfi.oys"
of '61 that I have seen. Hope you may not
ntop nt ICO OHO, but frp.t CC0,000 fmLsrrjbprs ''
E. S. Puff, Bullville, N. Y,- 7 Enclosed' find
$1 for a ye.iT's subscription. The National
Triruxe is just what.l have wanted for a long
time." W.S. Norton, Wells, Yt. "Keep
your guttling on the same range, and continue
to pour hot shot in the soldiers' enemy's flanks.
If you run out of ammunition 1 will takoan
extra copy.' Abraham Brown. Baden Pa.
"All soldiers here speak highly of TnE Na
tioxal Triruxe. 1 send you money for two
new subscriber." B. Bickuell, Olney, 111.
"It is the best soldicis' paper in the country.
I cnclo?e money for four new subscribers.
Every soldier should take it if it takes his last
dollar." Geo. W. Grant, Dotioit, Minn.
"Two dollars enclosed for new subscribers."
A. Aramen. White Water, Wis. "I send you
one more load of solid shot in the shapo of sub
eY.riW.rs. Givo it to tho money kings! Their
center is already broken. Drivo them in tho
last ditch." Win. Jaques. Kphraim, Wis.
" I enclose draft; for one subscription. This
makes eight I have sent you. Shall continue
my efforts to sud you more. We have a flour
ishing Post at this place.'' Abram Cook, Can
ister, N. Y. " Name of subscriber and money
enclosed. Am trying to swell your lisfi to
300,000. Give it to the bondholder." M. E.
Coons. Adel, Iowa. " Keep on with tho goo-I
work until every soldier gets his just due, and
God bless yon." A. L. Hill, Mf.nistiqiie, Mich.
" Send me Tin: National Triruni Tho
soldiers arc watching the bill in Congress for
the relief of one-legged . and one-armed com
rades." John Sherdan, Whitefield, Me.
" Allow me to congratulate you on your suc
cessful undertaking in behalf of the soldier."
Geo. Finches, North Topeka. Ivans. "My
subscription enclosed. TnE National Tri
ruxe is the best paper for soldiers' right ever
printed in the United States." Adam Wom-
bichcr. Rolfe, Pa. " Enclosed find .!. Would
rather miss my dinner than my Tribune. In
fact I would go on a ten days' march with five
days' rations rather than not get my paper."
Lewis Latham, Palmer, Kans. "Amsolicit-
1..1.1 ,..t,,,.,.n T ,!
lllg 101" you vaiuium' jia-i nia-i'jui u, .win
ask no pay or premiums, for I think the prin
ciples you advocate sufficient caim on my ser
vices. Enclot'd find subscriptions." A. J.
Ferguson, Independence, Iowa. "1 likoTHE
National Trirune for its plnin dealing its
positive chaiactcr. Tl seems to mo a necessity
in the soldiers' cause at Washington." Horaco
M. Gallup, Saline, Mich. "Why does Con
gress delay the adjustment of soldiers' claims?
Are tho bonds more valuablo than the blood of
veterans? We are glad lo seo we have some
friends at the National Capital." R. B. Ross,
Union Grove, Mo. "I look for the weekly
visit of The National Tribune anxiously.
It is a genuine soldicis' paper. Shall do all I
can to extend your circulation." J. D. Fyke,
Los' Angeles, Cal. "Enclosed find 2 for
subscriptions. The old soldiers here must all
take The National Trirune." N. Post, llion,
X. Y. "One dollar enclosed. Am very
much pleased with your paper. Stir up our
law makers and remind them of their duty."
I). N. Watson, Cedar Falls, Iowa. " Tho en
closed dollar is for tho third subcription I have
sent you. Will try and get every soldier in
this township to subscribe." Lyman Raymond,
Hudson, 111. " Enclosed find ijT.. Hope soon
to send more. The National Tribune is
just tho paper for soldiers, and every G. A. R.
Post should t,ako it to a man." Nathan Judd,
Lisbon, N. H. " I sec that you aie a friend
of all crippled soldiers. Send mo The Na
tional Tribune.' Q. M. Fhclns, Mount Yer-
IMPORTAMT TO PENSION CLAIMANTS.
The following decision, rendered by Attorney-General
Brewster, will prove of special in
terest to pension claimants who arrears havo
been cut off on account of their having filed
only an informal declaration prior to July 3.
IbPO. It will be observed, however, that the
decision only applies to a certain class of in
formal declarations namely, those executed
before an ollicer duly authorized to administer
oat lis for general purposes, bueh as notaries,
justices of the peace, &c. and not to lctteis
and unexecuted applications. Tho Attorney
Department of Justice,
Washington, D. C, Hay 10, 1SS2.
Hon. II. M. Teller,
Secretary of the Interior.
Sir: By a letter received from Acting Secre
tary Bell, of your Department, dated the 32th
of January last, directing my attention to
sections 4709 and 4711 Revised Statutes,
and also to section 2 of the act of March 3,
1S79, chap. 1S7, it is inquired "Whether tho
proviso to section 4711. which authorizes tho
acceptance of a declaration made before an
ollicer duly authorized to administer oaths for
general purposes to exempt a pension claim
from the limitation as to date of filing, pre
scribed by section 4709, a section which has
been repealed, lias any forco or effect to exempt
a pension claim from the"l imitation as to date
thorized to administer oaths for general pur
poses, not an ollicer of a court of record, wa:
filed prior to July 3, 1SS0, there is otherwise
sufficient authority of law to accept tho same
as a valid declaration to save the arrears o:
pension in caso a declaration taken beforo ar
ollicer of a court of record, as required by sectioi
471 1 of tho Revised Statutes, should bo filed aftei
To this inquiry I submit tho following ii
Section 2 of tho act of 1S79 is a re-enact
ment of tho provisions of section 4709 Reviscc
Statutes, with somo modifications thereof
Among the modifications is the introduction o
a new limitation for filing applications for pen
sion, which affects tho commencement of thd
pension, and which takes the place of tho linn
fatinn nreseribed in the latter secHon. The
former section may well be regarded as intend
cd bv Congress to be a substitute for tho latter
and such it undoubtedly ore in legal cfl'cct,
Thus regarded, a fair implication arises that
provisions of a remedial character, contained in
other sections of the Revised Statutes, which
previously applied to section 4709 and were left
unchanged by the now legislation, wero con
templated by Congress to be applicable to sec
tion 2 of the act of 1S79, so far as consistent
therewith. Agreeably to this view, Iho .promt
in section 4714, to which refcrenco is abov
made, and which is remedial in character, mus
bo construed to apply to the new limitation in
troduccd by the act of 1S79, which, as I hav
already remarked, takes the placo of tho limita
tion prescribed in section 4709. Unless so cop
strued that proviso would seem to be withotf
any operation or effect whatever, a result whm
should be avoided whero (as in tho prescn
caso) an interpretation leading to a differeifc
result is admissible.
I am accordingly of tho opinion that tho prr
viso in question authorizes a declaration mad)
in accordance therewith to be accepteil to ex
empt a claim from the limitation as lo date f
filing prescribed in section 2 of the act of 1S7!.
I am, sir, very respectfully,
Benjamin Harris Brewster,
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unlcs.1 n l'atent is allowed. V hen allowed, tho at
torney"? fee (525) and the final Government lee i?20)
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ing, whether you are roIiik to KCt n patent or not,
mill no attorney's fee ib charged unless you do get a
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dressed to the Commirvoncr of 1'atcnts that he
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Up-Reference given to actual clients in almost
every county in me uniioi cinica.
thd pdiiojoh ncconu vjn isoc.
As already announced by The National
Trirvne, a communication has bceu trans
mitted from Commissioner of Peiions Dndlo'
through the Interior Department to tho Unite!
States Penafe, showing tho number of pcnsioi
crs on the roll and the amounts paid for pci
sions. It is estimated that about 12,000 pei
sioners havo not been nor will bo raid, belonj
ing to the cliiss that failed to claim pensiois
for three years, and upwards of 5,000 wliSo
residences could not be obtained, as they folbw
the sea for a living. The aggregate shows tlat
there are now on tho rolls 209,851 pensioners,
the annual amount required to pay them being
$29,2G2,4G9. The following shows tho
CONSOLIDATION BY STATES.
Dist. of Col
- ' 3,130.
222, b I
120 ill I
the wife of r poor distressed, crippled soldier,
who never will be able to spare n dollar for it
unless he gets a pension. She is almost crazy
for your paper. Therefore 1 send tho dollar
for her. Bcspcctfully yours,
Fanton Sueewood, M. D.
Philadeu'Uia, May 1.
non, 111. "I like tho way you throw grapo
Rud canister into tho halls of Congress for ne
glecting the wounded soldiers who risTccd their
lives to sjivc tho Nation." A Veteran of Co. I,
51st Ohio. "The principles you ao ably ad
vocate are not only thoso echoed by every sol
dier, but they cannot but redound to thohonor
of tho Nation. Enclosed find my subscription "
Isaac Walker, Frankfort, Kans,
Number reported paid....
(jnii.ii-4 rnifl(iicii not iriven.....
Not paid, allVeted by heetion
1710 Kcvlsou oiaiuics
On tho roll Sep., 1831
,T. n. Kobinson Tost, of Terry, New York,
has among its members Mr. 31. Clapp, who was
wounded seven times at Cold Harbor.
ROMANCE AND REALITY.
Hail, merry May, the month of flowers !
" Yen, hail ' it is," sho cries,
And straightway drenches us with showers
Oh ! how that poet lies !
'Tis vain to flatter her in verso ;
If you would check tho chills,
And keep from growing woiso and worso,
Take Foster's ague pills I
AN OHIO POST TO CONGRESS.
Special Correspondence National Tribune.
IIepuhmc, O.. May 15. At a recent well
attended meeting of Kobinson Post, No. 135,
tho following preamble and resolutions were
wiiorMs fitronir combinations aro being
formed throughout tho country by manufac
turers of spiritous and malt liquors and tobacco
to induce Congress to reduce tho tax on thoso
classes of taxable products ; and
Whereas tho surviving soldiers and sailors of
the late war, who, by their patriotism and de
votion, aided in saving tho country from
destruction, claim that they, and tho families
of thoso whose lives wore sacrificed in tho ser
vice, have some claims which this great country
is bound to respect; and
Whereas justico and humanity require that
proper provision be mado by Congress for thoso
who. bv reason of their services and sacrifices
in dnfendinc the country, have and shall here
after become unable to support themselves and
Whereas any material reduction of tho tax
on tho articles of production abovo named
would interfere with tho powers of the Govern
ment to furnish tho necessary means to comply
with thoir just and reasonablo demands :
Thcrofore bo it
Resolved hy liolinson Post, No. 135, O. A. B.,
Department of Ohio, That our Senators and
Eeprcscntativcs in Congress be requested to uso
their utmost influence to procuro the adoption
of the following measures for tho relief of tho
sorrowing soldiers and sailors, and tho families
r Mio;c-wnos"6 lives wuio tacrinccd in Uio ser
vice, 6t who havo died .since tho war from
disease superinduced by reason of their mili
tary service :
' First. To provido an act for the just equali
sation of tbo soldiers' bounty.
Second. To modify and amend tho existing
pension laws, so as to render it less difficult to
prove jufc claims, and moro easy to prevent
fraud, in the procurement of pensions.
Third. To so amend tho existing pension
laws, that every soldier who may havo already
applied, or shall hereafter make application for
a pension, shall, upon proper allowance or ap
proval of his claim, bo entitled to arrearages
from the beginning of his disability.
llaolbcd, That wo believe that justico and
equity demand that some adjustment should bo
made in tho pension laws, so as to increase tho
pensions of all honorably discharged privates,
their widows and orphans.
licsolrcd further, That while wc aro in favor
of having Congress make all reasonable and
proper reduction of tho taxes on products of
this country, wc demand that just and reason
able provisions be first mado for the soldiers
and sailors now surviving, and for the families
of those who are deceased, who aro entitled to
the bounty of the Government, before any ma
terial reduction is made on articles on which a
voluntary tax is paid.
Jicsolved, That a copy of tho foregoing pre
amble and resolutions be forwarded to each of
our Senators from Ohio, and to the Representa
tive in Congress from this district, and also a
copy to The National Trirune, a nowspaper
published in the interest of soldiers, at Wash
ington, D. C.; with the request that tho samo
be published therein.
Wm. A. Mills, Commander.
D. Troxel, Adjutant.
ORAND ARMY NOTES.
Delaware's representatives at tho Grand
Army Encampment at Baltimore- will bo quar
tered at Barnum's Hotel.
Tho Committco on Invitations for Decora
tion Day ceremonies at Tonawandh, Ta., Com
rades 31. B. McKcan, Edward Overton, Jr., and
D. W. Scott, have issued a neat circular inviting
members of tho Order to participate with Wat
kins Post, No. 03, in decorating the graves of
There are 57 Posts in tho Department of
Michigan, an increase of 12 since the issuance
of the roster for 16S2.
Tho Department of Illinois now comprises
13G Posts. This is a gain of 11 since issuance
of roster for 1SS2. Commandor Thomas G.
Lawlcr writes that his Department is gaining
Veteran Post, No. 8-1, of Falls City, Neb.,
which was organized in Jauuary last, is rapidly
growing in membership.
W. S. Nowhall Post, No. 7, Philadelphia, has
a membership of nearly 400.
George S. Fowler Tost, Berlin Heights, Ohio,
organized November 11, 1S31, numbers 38 mem-'
' McConihcr Post, No. -15, Plattsmouth, Neb.,
has a membership of 75.
A. Sinclair Post, of Bangor, Mich., now num
bers SO men, and now recruits aro coming in at
Chaplain Butler Post, No. 35, Department of
New Jersoy, held a fair in January last for tho
purposo of replenishing its relief fund, and
realized $1,000. Arrangements aro now in
progress to havo tho Post uniformed in timo
to turn out next Decoration Daj
Post No. 3, of Manchester, N. II., has a mem
bership of 243, and is steadily growing.
Calvin A. Craig Post, No. 75, of Parker City,
Pa., is in excellent working ordor, new recruits
being mustered in at every regular meeting.
Tho Post is now completing arragoments for
Decoration Day. Colonel AY. 31. 3L Bell, Ad
jutant of tho Post, is a zealous worker in tho
cause of tho Ordor.
Answers to Correspondents.
"Wo arc obliged to answer certain Inquiries of tho
snim nturo in each imm of our paper. Mlee
cheerfully furnish Information to subscribers In tins
column, wc- suggest that much labor, time, and ex
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correspondents, if tho lattci and other sulwerlbers
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FOR FAMILIAR AILMENTS.
STo. I. . B"LOpl - PUKXFYIXG
AXD I2-TYIGOKATJGMG PiliS.
In the reply to Sub, Fortvillc, Ind., in last
week's issue, tho types made us say that the
widow would be entitled to an additional ten
dollars per month for each child, &c. It should
have been tico dollars.
J. C. D., St. Peter, Minn. If the bill can
be reached prior to adjournment, it may be
como a law.
Emas P. Drake, Ribgeville, Ind If the
Adjutant-General was called upon seven months
ago, his report is about due.
J. W. IT., Portsmouth, Mien. Pensions
granted for disability contracted in the Florida
war would date from discharge, provided the
claim was filed within three years from datoof
discbarce : otherwise, it would commenco from.
date of filing last evidence to complete.
J. A. M., Elk City, Kans. So far as wo
know the firm is reliable.
EorertMcClain, Dearrorn Co., Ind. We
are aware that tho unexplained duplication of
calls by tho Pension Ofiico for ovidenco has
caused annoyance and delay, and the present
Commissioner recognizes that fact, as will bo
seen by referring to The Trirune of April Sth
last, wherein his circular is printed, directing
the discontinuance of tho practice. We fear,
although your caso seems a very worthy one,
that you will havo to rely upon Congress for
E. Corselius, Midland, Mien. ; G. W. Amos,
Bushncll, 111. ; G. E. IL, San Simeon, Cal Tho
last number given to original invalid claims
filed prior to July 1, 1SS0, was 400,729. Tho
previous reply should havo been " prior to Juno
A. SCTINEIDER, FORESTVILLE, WlS. Send US
twenty-fivo cents with names of surgeons, and
wo will insert notice for their P. O. address.
O. B., Searcy, Ark. You will loso tho ar
rears. We do not sec why you should feel so
discouraged. In the event of your furnishing
satisfactory evidence, thero is no reason to
doubt that your pension will bo granted.
Your claim has not been reached for action, for
tho reason that tho date of filing is compara
Enos W., Meridian, Mich. Tho last num
ber of " heirs " or dependent cases filed prior to
July 1, 1SS0, was 27,5-i4.
p. Y., Beverly, Mass. 1. Provided the ap
plicant is compctont to comply with tho varied
and sometimes complicated requirements of
the Pension Office, thero would be no occasion
to employ an attorney, but we should adviso
the employment of a thoroughly competent
man to do the business. 2. See reply to Sub,
Moawcgua, 111., in ours of the Gth instant. 3.
Thero is no good reaaon why they should not.
W. II. Mills, Paterson, N. J. Should it
become a law the equalization of bounty bill
would cover your caso.
Catherine P., Frientyille; Ner. It
ought to bo in progress of adjudication now.
II. II. Tilley, St. George, Yt. Tho ques
tion is now beforo tho Secretary of the Interior
S. P. V. AND OTHERS, MONTGOMERY CO.,
Kans. Thero are persons buying these titles,
but it is in contradiction of the spirit, if not
tho lettor, of tho law. We cannot say as to
what tho titles aro worth, nor can wc give tho
names of tho parties buying them.
G. E., Sr., Casner, III. Wo should think
your attorneys, who of course must havo a
pretty general idea of your condition, could
inform you more accurately as to whether tho
bill would affect your case or not.
J. J., South Bend, Ind. A substitute in
jured in tho service and line of duty is entitled
to a pension.
B. B., WniTFORD Center, Mich. Wo havo
commented on tho injustice of delaying aid to
the soldier in prior numbers, and feel with you
that it is a disgrace
T. IT. W., Shingle Springs, Cal. Your let
ter has been referred to a reliable attorney.
E M. Mattoon, Topeka, Kans Wo pre
sume tho reasons why the claim was rejected
wero given in tho letter so notifying your hus
band or his attorney.
W. G., Frederick, Md. We would suggest
that yonr con apply for a position in one of tho
Departments, no certainly seems to deservo
and bo competent to fill one.
B. P. Finney, Litchfield. Seo reply to
Pat, Camden, Me., in our last issuo.
Lewis S., Adel, Iowa. If the Commissioner
has rejected your claim three times tho reason
for auch action must havo been stated, and
thoso vory reasons must bo overcomo before
you can obtain a pension uudor tho general
A. B. C, Henderson, N. Y. 1. Provided
tho soldier had a claim pending at dato of death
which had been filed prior to July 1, 1SS0, tho
widow can complete, and i allowed pension
would dato from soldier's discharge. 2. No;
ho was not dependent upon the sou at time of
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