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THE NATIONAL TKEBTOTES: WASHINGrTOSr, D. C, MAY 27, 1882.
OUR SOLDIERS' COLUMN.
THE QUESTION OF SELECTING A GRAND
An Imlinnn Volunteer's "Views About Congressmen.
IJcintorTinenJs Promised for Tlie Trillium
in Its Iiattle for Soldiers' Ittalits.
IionrOur Ciivnlatinn Tan Ho
Increased to Half a
a comrade's vinvrs about coxgbessmbst.
To the Editor National Tumrxi::
Plcaso give me the privilege of saying a few
vvoids in your mo3t welcome paper the sol
diers' true advocate. I have been a subscriber
to The Tribute for a year and a half, and
find it just the paper that every soldier and
soldier's friend should read, for it will enlighten
the minds of the surviving defenders of the
Union, and will show them who are the friends
of the Boys in Blue, and will also expose those
who are trying to ignore the soldiers' just right.
If those Congressmen who have been opposing
the soldiers Laving justice done them by the
Government could have been by my side, and
seen me while marching through Georgia, from
the Tennessee River to Atlanta, in the month
of December, through the frost and cold, with
outshocs,and my feet sore and bleeding for days,
I think they would make the laws more favor
able to the soldiers, and not let them die un
cared for by tho Government, leaving their
wives and children paupers in many instances.
Comrades, let us be a united baud, as we were
on the battle-field, ready to face the enemy on
every side. Let us now vote for such candi
dates only as will remunerato the afllicted,
crippled soldiers for their services, as was
promised them years ago, when they stood and
fought so bravely for liberty under the Red,
"White, and Blue, amid bullets and blood, bear
ing tho burden and heat of the day. We must
Lave Congressmen who are willing to allow
every invalid soldier a pension, and will grant
the Commissioner of Pensions sutlicient clerical
force to speedily give each soldier his pending
claim, which is so much needed.
Co. H, 100th Ind. Vols.
Eoeth Lewisbueg, Ohio, May 15.
HIE SOLDIEKS MEAN BUSINESS.
To tho Editor National Tribune:1
As so many of the ex-soldiers of the G. A. R.
arc throwing solid shot into the ranks of the
enemy at Washington, especially those in Con
gress that arc afraid to defend tho soldiers'
rights, I will reinforce my old brothers by
just dropping a bombshell in occasionally, let
ting those timid Congressmen know that tho
woods are full of old soldiers, and we can turn
tho table in politics up side down. Whoever
proves himself the soldiers' friend will hold
the fort in Congress in the future, for we mean
business. We think we have lived on promises
long enough, and wo will not adhere to any
more promises. Congress could not do a better
thing than pass some measure that would re
lieve the suffering soldier, as old age and disa
bility is fast telling on him. Excuse a poor,
left-handed, soldier's writing, who lost the
right for that liberty we enjoy.
Wm. jI. 3Iackey,
Co. C, 11th 111. Inf. Vols.
HUTSONVILLE, ILL., May 13.
DELIGHTED WITH THE TAPEB.
To tho Editor National Teibune:
I have had the pleasure of reading ThEjNAv
tional Tribune, and I am delighted with its
contents. It is the soldiers' friend and advo--cat
for the rights of thoso poor, unfortunate
fr:-nrs of war who suffered so dreadfully
( n.tiijr their incarceration in the prison pens
;., tft-cMlIed confederate prisons. There is
i ivlsioti of os-prisoncrs of war at present
. ming here, and is likely to be a very good
!r.i'Ki of the Ohio Association, there being
in. riy two hundred survivors alone here; most
t 1 wk-jui are wornout and helpless from tho
ti ts of disease and want during months of
staivatiou ?st Southern prison pens. Enclosed
please find my subscription.
Sec. Soldiers' Home Div. of Ohio.
Dayton, Ohio, Slay 11.
AN AGBEEABI.E TACT.
To the Editor National Tribune:
It falls to my lot every week to look over
and examine a huge pile of newspaper ex
changes, devoted to every branch of human
industry, especially that of agriculture, in
which I am not a little interested. Among
these pnpers is The National Teibune.
Apart from its other interesting features its
soldier clement, its sensible editorials, etc. I
turn with special pleasure to its seventh page,
which, as a disinterested judge, I assert con
tains the freshest, latett, most reliable, and
satisfactory information upon all really live
and vital topics connected with agriculture and
horticulture than any other paper that comes
to hand, and these embrace the leading jour
nals of the country devoted to these subjects.
If any unknowing one deems this judgment
extravagant, 1 simply ask him, in a spirit of
fairness and candor, to make an examination,
by comparing the quality, if not quantity, of
any issue of The Teibune with even thoso
papers that make a specialty of these branches.
I have no other purpose in this than to call
attention to nn agreeable fact. G. A. B.
Albany, N. Y., May 20.
sensible tabic feom a combade.
To the Editor National Teibune:
Comrade. T. M. V., Flat Rock, Mich., hits tho
nail on the head when he recommends peti
tioning Congress to recognize the rights of the
ex-soldiers. Congress seems to be sleeping so
far as the soldier is concerned, probably on ac
count of the soothing influence of the late J.
A. Bcntly's administration, and I expect that
they can be waked in the manner that the
Seargcnt suggests, and by every soldier who
sow reads The National Teibune getting at
least six new subscribers for it. We can thus
increase its circulation to a half million. Let
us hear from comrades in this matter. Now
let us all work, and continue to work, for The
Teibune, thesoldicrs' able advocate and friend.
Send on your subscriptions, and get everybody
else to subscribe who are friendly to the inter
ests of the soldiers and sailors, but for whose
timely aid this country would now in all
probability be but an assembly of petty States
3ike Mexico. Do not content yourself by send
ing your own subscription, but urge others to
subscribe. Respectfully. E. Jl.
Late Co. X, 20th 111. Inf.
Denver, Mo., May 31.
V.'E do it to oblige you.
Edtlytur N asiiunal Tbybune
Washingtun Dc See
Pleeze find Enklowsed Won dollir fir which
yew Wil plcese cend the trybune. This makes
fore subscribers that eye have got fur yew
iukludiii mi own name. Eye bar got sum
more nibbels &. :iz Soon az thay bight a dollirs
Wurth Eye Wil rite tu yew agin. Eyo am a
Pour l.'tcr but i Sea yew hav grate inturist in
th- Welfairof us Solgers. Thcirfour Eye am
PIocHcd tu help Swel the list tu a i nsilyun.
Ycwore truia Knot Nasba, Wich used tew bee.
Chas. W. Smith.
P. S. Wood like tu See how this looks in
Weebubvil Michigun, May 15th 18 aty too.
the selection or a gband commander.
To the Editor National Tribune:
Allow mo to say a few words in your valued
paper as to the selection to be made at the
Baltimore Encampment of a Commander-in-Chief.
Candidates will come from the West,
North, and South, and possibly one from the
far East. Maine, New Hampshire, and Ver
mont arc increasing in members rapidly.
Comrade Tanner, of New York, is in the Held,
lie has a good record, and is a splcndidd G. A.
R. comrade. He has done much for tho Order
at home and abroad ; is highly esteemed as a
citizen at his home in Brooklyn, and, for a man
having no legs, will run well. Comrado Bill
iard, of New York City, is at the head of tho
bar, and some of his friends are pushing him
to the front. Comrade Ross, of Baltimore, has
many warm friends all through the Nation,
and for what he has suffered, and is now doing,
deserves all his many friends may do for him.
Comrade Vandervoort, of Omaha, Nebraska, is
a solid and earliest working war-horse in tho
G. A. R., and will come strongly supported.
Comrade Reynolds, of Chicago, 111., is so quiet
now that we may expect to hear from him and
his friends at Baltimore. Ohio and Indiana
arc without a candidate. This is too bad.
Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota have a
man to push, but not this year. The present
Commander-in-Chief, Comrade Merrill, of
Lawrence, Mass., has a host of friends, who
wish him re-elected; but he, in his quiet way,
says: "No, boys, one year is enough. Thank
you." We must choose a Commaudcr-in-Chief
who has a far seeing and not a selfish eye
noble, licroic, patriotic, and in whom all will
have perfect confidence. Such a one will carry
prosperity with him, aud growth to the Order.
I am, in F., C. and L., W. D. Jaynes.
Somebville. Mass., May 1G.
PREPARING TO " UNSLING KNAPSACKS."
To the Editor National Tribune:
I am a subscriber to your valuable paper, and
I hail its arrival with delight, and immediately
turn to the soldiers' column, because it makes
me feel glad to hear from my old comrades in
arms, and hear them demand through The
National Tribune that justice may be done
us, and we hope, by the grace of God aud the
soldiers' vote, to succeed. I served four long
years in the defense of our Old Flag, and during
that time was a prisoner of war for ten months
in Andersonvillc, Ga., and Florence, S. C, and
if our opponents could have witnessed our suf
ferings while we were confined in thoso prisons,
they would not hesitate to do something for us.
What has become of the bills that Keifer,
Voorhces, Decring, Robinson, and others pre
sented for our relief? All honor to such men,
for they have an interest for our welfare, and
we propose to spot eveiy Representative that
votes or speaks against the soldiers' interest,
aud vote accordingly. And now, comrades,
while the editor of The National Tribune is
beating the. long roll, let us "unsling knap
sacks," and march in solid column, as it were,
to the halls of Congress, aud see that justice is
done us. Let every ex-soldier subscribe for
The Tribune, for by so doiLg we will advance
our interest. Yours tiuly,
Co. A, lltli Ind. Yet. Vols.
Perkinsville, Ind., May 1(5.
QUISTIONS ASKED AND ANSWERED.
To the Editor National Tribune:
Enclosed you will find $1, for which plcaso
send your paper lor one year. I don't want to
lose one number of a paper that is bound to do
honor and justice to the soldiers. Let our law
makers not forget the soldiers rendered ser
vices for which money cannot pay them. They
wure separated from hoincslu&.kindi.odj nuado
midnight marches in mud and snow; daylight
marches under Southern suns, through burn
ing sands; were wounded i' defense of their
country, and suffered, the tortures of prison
life. On the other hand, take the bondholders,
who have accumulated collcsal fortunes solely
through Government protection. Did any
bondholdmg organ ever denounce the bad faith
of the Government in its financial dealings
with its creditors ? Why do not the obligations
of national honor go backward as well as for
ward? Why is it that a bill is not passed by
Congress to help the worthy Commissioner of
Pensions in the difficult task, he has before
him? Because in the councils of the Nation
money has been king, men have been held to
be of minor consequence, and humanity has
been ignored and despised.
Yours, John II.JEldked.
Clarendon, Mich., May 1J.
A GRACEFUL COMPLIMENT.
To the Editor National Tribune:
Impartial histories have been seldom written
during the'generation in which great contests
occuncd, whether civil or military, aud an
unbiased narrative of facts has been generally
left for historians of a future generation. There
is something grand in the truthful narration
of great events, and something infinitely small
in thejierversion of facts, or in underrating or
overrating tho strength or character of actions
on cither side in a great drama. I hope that
Col. Knifiin contemplates writing a general
history of the war, as 1 am impressed with tho
belief that he is equal to so j,reat an under
taking. Very respectfully,
Mt. Vernon, Ohio, May 5.
an inquiry answered.
To the Editor National Tribune:
1st. According to Bates' History of the Penn
sylvania Volunteers, ihe Ninety-Seventh regi
ment Pennsylvania infantry had at tho close
of the war eleven company organizations. Does
the War Department recognize that as a fact?
How many other infantry icgiments of the
war had eleven companies or more?
2d. in how many instances during the war
did a man who enlisted as a private soldier rise
step by step through all intcr-vening grades to
the colonelcy of his regiment?
Please answer above questions in an early
issue of your valued paper, and oblige a sub
scriber. John Wainwright,
Comdr. Dept. of Del., G. A. R.
Wilmington, Del., April 8.
Sixth West Virginia infantry, organized by
authority of War Department, and mustered
into service with especial view to its use in
guarding Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. It was
recruited to fifteen companies by special au
thority, and was commanded by Col. Nathan
Wilkinson. This, we believe, is tho only in
stance that is on record, except that of tho
Ninety-seventh Pennsylvania, in which more
than ten companies were comprised in an in
It will be impossible for years to come, if
ever, to answer tho second query in the above
letter. It would occupy the time of a clerk in
the War Department at least a year to trace
the record of every colonel back to his rank on
entering the service. If our readers know of
any instances of the kind referred to, and will
send them in, wo will cheerfully publish tho
SMALL SHOT FROM COMRADES.
" I like the paper very much, and enclose
you another subscription, and will sond more."
Andrew H. Hale, Adrian, Mich. "I lik0
your paper, and will get you up a club." E. B.
Hill, Adjutant James E. Hall Post, 5'J, Bucks
port, Me. "You kindly favored mo with
eleven sample copies. 1 am pleased to recip
rocate with eleven subscriptions.." C. H. Mycr-
hoff, S. V. C. FarragutPost, Evansville, Intl.
"Your paper is without doulJiP&io nc iilus ultra
of its kind." Chas. WY'rice.? Commander
Herbert Post, Dept. Maiuc. "Continue to
throw bombshells into the halls of Congress
until they see the justice of tho bill for the re
lief of pensioners." E. McElvaine, Du Quain,
111' "Twodollars enclosed for The Tribune,
with the hope that your valuable paper will
reach all comiadcs." J. S. Forsyth, Q. M.
Rob't 0. Tyler Post, Hartford, Conn. " Scud
The National Tribune to the enclosed list
of subscribers. Your paper is worth more to
the soldier than all the leading papers in tho
country combined. With your help we will
know what Congress is doing, and at tho com
ing elections will act accordingly." Warren
Copelan, Piedmont, Kaus. "I am glad to see
such an earnest and honest defence of the sol
diers' rights.'' Chas. W. Jiouck, Chariton,
Iowa. " All that your paper wants is to bo
seen by the soldiers. One dollar enclosed for
my subscr'ption." Albert Mathews, Kinsman,
O. "There is no better paper printed than
The National Tribune. The boys here call
it their prayer-book." J. L. Swigort, Lucas, O.
" Am very much pleased with it, and think
ovofj 'soldier should have- a paper like The
National Teiiiune." Peter Fisher, Riga,
Mich. "It is a daisy. Will do all I can to
get you subscribers." Mcllenry Weaver, Ma
rengo. 111. "The Tribune is the soldiers'
friend; continue to be, and Me will standby
you." Go. Schneider, Maynard, Iowa. " I
believe it to bo the true friend of the ex-soldier
outspoken, free, and untrammcled. Add my
name to your long list." A. W. Watson, Red
Oak, Iowa. "I am a constant reader of your
paper, and am very much pleased with its tone,
not only in soldiers' affairs, but iu matters of
general public interest." T. D. McGillicuddy,
District Mi.stering Officer, Akron, O. " May
success crown your efforts." Geo. W. Demorcst,
Seneca Falls, N. Y. "Enclosed find $5 for
new subscribers. Hopotoscnd you more soon."
N. J. Kelsey, West LcRoy, Mich. " It is tho
best paper in the United States for the least
money. Subscription enclosed. Will send you
more." John A. Wright, Nignoketa, Iowa.
"One dollar for The National Tribune. It
is the soldiero' true friend." S. Palmer, Co
vington, Ohio. "Having served Uncle Sam
for four years, it interests mo to read The
National Tribune, and I enclose price of
subscription." Jos. Worthington, Sprinkles
Mills, O. "I like the style of The National
Tribune. Enclosed find my subscription.
Will endeavor to get up a club for you."
Mich'l Cooily, Fort Omaha, Neb.
For The National Tninusi:.
OUR FALLEN HEROES.
by w. g. ir. .
Commemoration day; yes, sacred thou;
Though long years past our Nation's heart was
We still deplore these long-lost heroes now,
And deck their graves with flowers kind heaven
A trifling tribute this to those we love,
But take them as a gift from God above.
Rude time can ne'er erase, while life shall Inst,
From memory's page the noble deeds they
And tokens, these boqucts arc, of that painful past,
When for their homes they proudly, nobly
America, that thou shouldst e'er be free,
Thy children till these graves on land and sea.
A simple tribute this, the one we bring.
To strew upon their earthly resting place;
Theirs the reward above, for Christ our King
First gave ill life to save the human race;
To Him the praise and glory now be given,
For making them a homo with Him in heaven.
Now, while these vacant places in our homcsArn,
And we enjoy that peace they struggled to create,
Let every i hild of man those patriot graves addnir
Their daring, manly deeds t' eommeniorntc;
Nobly they bled and died, but not in vain,
And now, in heaven, their reward they gain.
And thou, dear Flag, wave proudly o'er them still,
"Whostood for thee when thou Avert sore oppress'd,
Who fought for thee as with an iron will,
And while they lived, foe could not thee molest;
Then proudly, humbly float through endless ycare,
O'er thy protectors, we lament with tears.
The deeds thoy wrought while here can never dio,
" Sweet comfort to us now to count them o'er;
We pray the Holy Spirit, ever nigh.
May guard and lead u.s tayon happier shore;
That we with them may hear that trumpet's blast,
That calls thy children home, Oh, Lord, at last.
RKimsnuRfJ, Wis., May 20.
THE ARREARS OF PENSIONS ACT,
IIuq'iis G. B. Bayaki) Post, No. 222,
Dr.iT. or N. Y., Oi.hax, May IS, 1SS2.
To the Editor National Tkiisuni::
I have been instructed hy tho unanimous
vote of this Post to submit tho following reso
lutions to you for publication, knowing that
thejr will in that way he brought to the notico
of more soldiers than in any other way.
Yours respectfully, J. IT. Thompson,
As an expression of the sentiments of this
Post, appreciating the eilbrls of Hon. J. J.
Ingalls, Hon. George G. Vest, Hon. D. W.
Voorhces, and all others of our Senators and
Representatives in Congress for the attitude
they have taken to secure to tho disabled sol
diers and sailors their just rights :
Jiesoh'cd, That vc tender our most hearty
thanks to these noble and big-hearted advocates
of the soldiers' arrears of ponsion bill, who
recognize that it is no more than simple
justice that the soldiers and sailors who risked
their lives that the Government might live
niaj' receive tho adequate reward which by
divine and human right is their due; that tho
widows and orphans of husbands and fathers
sacriliced on the altar of liberty feel grateful
for these exertions in their behalf.
Jlcsohcd, That wc extend to Comrade Dudley
our special thanks for his exertions to get early
recognition of claimants.
Jicsolvcd, That this Post deprecates tho nar
row, parsimonious policy of thoso whoso in
giatitude the basest of all crimes would de
prive our country's defenders of their rightful
Jicsolvcd, That a copy of these resolutions bo
sent to The National Tiuijune, Washington,
SENTIMENTS OF THE G. A. R.
Gen. James A. Beaver, Republican nominee
for Governor of Pennsylvania, has written a
letter to a fellow-comrade of tho Grand Army
of the Republic, in which ho says: "The appar
ently solid support of my old comrades in arms
is especially grateful in tho beginning of this
campaign, the assurances of that support com
ing to mo from all quarters, through all shades
of political opinion. Whilst I rejoico in this
confidence on the part of my comrades, wc must
be careful not to lower the high standard of our
G. A. 11. in any way by allowing oven a sem
blance of politics to creep into it dun g the
campaign. As individuals our members can,
of course, do as thoy please, but as an organiza
tion let it stand upon its high platform of fra
ternity, charity, and loyalty."
THE SEARCH FOR HEALTH.
"What is I real th? A boon to mortals,
Quickly lost, hard to restore;
Valued lightly at youth's portals,
But with ago prized more and nioro.
Seek not for it in Elisors,
Spurn the cup that Bacchus fills,
Leavo such potions to their mixers
Health you'll find in Foster's pills.
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Send a rough sketch or (if you can) a model of
your invention to Gi:oi:on K. Lemon, Washington,
I). C, and a. Preliminary Examination will bo 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
For this Preliminary Examination NO
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What Will a Patent Cost?
If you arc advised that your invention is patent
able send $20. to pay Government application fee
ofS15, and S5 for the drawings required by the
Government. This amount is payable when the
application is made. This is all of the expen-e,
unless a Patent is allowed. When allowed, the at
torney's fee ($2o) ami the final Government fee (520)
Uy these terms you know beforehand, for noth
ing, whether you are going to get 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 tho Patent will not advise you that your
Ansvers to Correspondents.
"Wo arc obliged to answer certain inquiries of tho
samt imturc In each issuo of our paper. While wo
cheerfullj furnish information to subscribers in this
column, wt suggest that much labor, time, and ex
pense may be- savea both to ourselves and to our
correspondents, if tho lattei and other subscribers
would keep a tile of tho paper They could then,
at any time, turn to the file and probably find tho
very "inquiry answered about which they would
have written to us. We trust that each and ovcry
subscriber will profit by this suggestion.
A. H. Latham, Hinsdale, N. II. Tho re
port of the board would be forwarded to the
Pension Office very shortly after your exami
nation, and tho result would be made known
without much delay.
W. H. McD., Norfolk, N. Y We have no
doubt about tho pa&sago of tho bill if it can be
T. P., Johnstown, N. Y. We cannot givo
tho desired in format ion, and know of no way
in which it could be obtained, except from your
W. H. K., Mifflintown, Pa. The official
who issued your license could tell you. There
may or may not be somo local law connected
with tho question, and with which wo are not
A. II. H., Lyndonvillh, Vt. No award was
mado to tho brig "Boxer" during the Mexican
war. Nothing further in tho way of prizo
money duo you, according to the official report
. R. A. W., Lancaster, "Wis. See reply to E.
f Cofscliifs'hricl Enos W., in our last issue.
rKFitANK Allok, Malton, Mich. Unless you
tantc.ll with some degree of certainty tho com
pany and regiment in which your brother
served, wc cannot help you.
1 W. R. H., Ogden Centre, Mich. Every
thing that takes place in Congress concerning
the interests of the soldier will be found in our
Ned, Gaylord, Mich., and others. Seo
reply to R. A. W., in this number.
Veteran, Serewa, Mich. When the Com
missioner makes a case " special," calls on tho
Adjutant-General and Surgeon-General are
mado at onco. Evidence also, in a special case,
is considered and acted upon without delay,
and tho claim is passed upon as soon as the
testimony is complete. Should the Commis
sioner reject the case, an appeal can be taken
to the Secretary of tho Interior.
M. M. M., Srn.vc.rEViLLE, Ia. Tho attorney
to whom you advised your soldier friends to
apply, is reputable and competent. We do not
quite comprehend the nature of the services
performed by the person who traveled through
your region to "nullify pensions at $5 per
head." Plcaso explain. Thanks for your
opinion of The Teiiwne.
W. J. F., Thornton, Mich. The bill for the
removal of desertion charges, in certain cases,
was printed in ours of the loth ult. It has
p:issed the House, and is now pending in the
Senate. Wo do not think you will be benefited
by its enactment.
J. M., AuijURN. If tho disability from illicit
ho now suffers was contracted in tho servico
aud line of duty, and it incapacitates him at
least one-eighth from performing manual
labor, ho is entitled to pension.
Mason, Warsaw, N. Y. Seo reply to Ned,
this number. Tho parties you name arc not
M. Koshland, San Francisco, Cal. 1. It
all depends upon tho circumstances under
which you " left " your first service. A careful
reading of the bill published in ours of the 15th
ult. will enable you to form a fair opinion as to
whether you would bo relieved or not by its
passage. 2. You should express your seuse of
neglect hy casting your vote at the next elec
tion against those officials who fail to mako a
fair division of tho offices, and who seem to
ignore the soldier element.
Peter Fox, Newaygo. If you havo corn
pitted your claim by furnishing all the neces
sary testimony, it is now, according to its num
ber, in process of adjudication, and a decision
ought to be rendered without much further
E. F. II., Dayton, O. 1. Your attorney
should bo ablo to inform you of cause. 2. See
reply to Pat, Camden, Me., in ours of 13th hist.
Sun, Dayton, 0. Seo transcript of Hon. J.
T. UpdegrafPs bill in ours of tho Gth instant.
No similar measure has passed. See also reply
to II. A. II. in The Tribune of 1st ult.
B. F. G., Winnerago, Minn. 1. A soldier
can mako entry by agent, but tho law requires
him to move upon tho land within six mouths.
2. Yes. 3. No excopt by purchase.
S. C. P., White Plains, N. Y. 1. If tho
widow is simply completing her husband's
claim, it will retain its position as in progress
of adjudication, according to its number. 2. If
the Comptroller has affirmed tho decision of tho
Auditor, thoro would appear to bo no remedy.
L. W. II., Gowen, Pa. Under present rulings
you cannot collect your pay, Ac, until tho
charges are removed. See reply to M. Kosh
land in this iiHmber.
Wm. E., Lafayette, Mich. Your attornoy
should request tho office to inform him of cause
of delay. Claims for invalid pensions num
bered as high as 360,000 aro now in progress of
adjudication, and thero must bo somo difficulty
about your case which causes tho delay.
Marion S., Forest Home, Ia. Tho party
named is an attorney, practising in this city.
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 a, preliminary examination is
DESIGN PATENTS and the REGISTRATION
OF LABELS and TRADE-MARKS secured.
CAVEATS prepared and iiled.
Application for the REISSUE OF PATENTS
carefully and skillfully prepared and promptly
Applications in revivor of REJECTED, ABAN
DONED, or FORFEITED CASES made. Very
often valuable inventions aro saved in these elapses
If you hnvo undertaken to secure your own pat
ent and failed, a skillful handling of the case may
lead to success. Send mc a written request ad
dressed to the Commissioner of Patents that he
recognize Gkougic E. Lkmon, of Washington, D.
C, as your attorney in the case, giving the title
of the invention and about the latc of filing your
application. An examination will be made of the
case, and you will be informed whether or not n
patent can be obtained. This examination and re
port will cost you nothing.
Interference Contests arising within the Patent
L. S., Traverse City, Mich. You are en
titled. Seo reply to R. A. W.
M. J. ,T. C, Metropolis, III. Yours is cer
tainly a hard case. In a Tecent similar case
that passed the House, and failed in the Sen
ate, tho Senate committeo reported as follows:
" Tho precedent would be harmful. -!
Thero is no reason for granting this applicant a
pension that would not apply with equal force
to every other scout employed by the Govern
ment, who might at some subsequent period to
his service be afllicted with disease that might
in some remote way bo traced as originating in
the service. If this class of cases arc to be pen
sioned, it should bo by general laws, and not by
Hester, O. F., Shelby Basin, N. Y If the
bill printed in The Tribune of tho 15th ult.
should pass, wo will advise you, as you seem to
come under its provisions.
J. S., Swanton, Ohio. 1. The legal fee in
pension claims filed subsequent to June 20,
1673, is $10. 2. We should suggest that tho
original claim bo passed upon first. 3. Yes, if
you can find the man and prove it. 4. Send
twenty-five cents, and wc will advertise for tho
B. E., Highland, Wis. Yes.- Sec advertise
ment in another column.
E. E. L., Ashland, III. 1. By a bill, which
should bo introduced bj- your Representative
or Senator. 2. No arrears aro allowed, unless
expressly stipulated. 3. Depends entirely
nport tho'characf:or6f the claim and tho amount
of business before tho committee.
S: D. S., Canaan; N. H. If tho bill was in
troduced early in tho session, and is being
looked after in committee, it stands a good
E. C. C, North Vassaeboeo, Me. The bal
ance was payable at the expiration of your term
of service as an enlisted man, but prior to such
expiration you wore commissioned as an officer,
and lost tho unaccrued instalments. Wo will
endeavor at some future time to givo the re
quired synopsis; our limited space alono pre
vents us now.
J. M. B., Burleson, Tex. Your wifo was
entitled to a pension from tho date of her
father's death until she reached tho age of six
A. B. S., Blue Mound, III. Seo reply to
Wni. E., this issue.
A. J., Jefferson, Wis. Seo reply to Marion
J. M. Roberts, Pea infield, Ia. Tho mat
ter has been referred to a competent attorney.
J. W. M., West Eiting, N.H. The chances
seem vory good.
S. J. II., Jamton, O. 1. No. 2. Tho " total "
rate of pension for enlisted men is$S per month.
Certain disabilities are rated abovo that amount
and specially, by law, aud tho Pension Ofiicc is
allowed to give fractional rates as high as $1S.
Sec ours of January 11, 1SS2. 3. Yes ; provided
origin in service is proved.
P. H. W., East Liberty, O. 1. About a
month or six weeks. 2. Yes.
J. S., North Whitefield, Me. Wo aro
sorry wo cannot inform you, tho records not
being classified in that manner.
D. G., New Centreville, N. Y. A joint
resolution was reported on tho 19th instant ap
propriating $10,000,000 to supply a deficiency
for payment of pensions for fiscal year endiug
June 30, 1SS2.
Sub., Caiioun, Miss. It might.
Jno. Conger, Caedington, O. Tho mother
must apply in her own behalf.
J. M. Cooper, Cherokee, Kans. As wo un
derstand it, we should say you would be entitled
to an equitable portion (say $12.50) of the full
Sub., N. Y. In about two or three months.
D. D., Mechanicsville, Vt. 1. No. 2. Can
not say. 3. No ; but think with you that he is
a myth. 4. By giving your name, rank, com
pany and regiment, you could ascertain by ap
plying to the Pension Office. 5. The legal fee
for prosecuting a pension claim filed subsequent
to June 20, 1S7S, is $10; to charge more is un
lawful. Ira C. W., West Day, N. Y.Wo do not
think tho bill establishing a Board of Roviow
will pass. If it becomes a law, and your case
has been rejected, it may upon your application
bo re-examined by the board ; and, as the board
is empowered to adopt such rules and regu
lations as thoy deem necessary, you could bo
ordered for examination beforo a board or a
surgeon whenever thought proper.
lionialttlnjr answers next week.
SULLIVAN LAID OUT.
A Boston dispatch says : Sullivan, tho prizo
pugilist, entered Thomas Brcnnan's saloon, at
Harrison avenue and Oak street, whero ho met
Wm. Hogarty, a diniinutivo barber. Ho pro
claimed to all present that Hogarty's wifo was
not what she should be, which tho little barber
resented and called tho pugilist a liar. Sulli
van replied wi th a blow, which Hogarty dodged
Tho knight of tho razor being no match for
Sullivan physically, cracked him on the head
with a pitcher and laid him out on the floor.
Sullivan grabbed Hogarty as ho fell, and, being
tho under dog iu the fight, tho pugilist was at
a disadvantage. He managed, however, to get
tho barber's right thumb iu his mouth, which
ho chewed vigorously, while tho barber got
in somo telling blows -beforo they were sepa
rated by friendiT
Office between two or more rival claimants to tha
same subject-matter of invention, attended to.
Appeal HemeUies pursued in relief from adverse
Srari'lii'N made for title to inventions.
Copies of Patent-. furniMied nt the regular Gov
ernment rates (25 cents each, if subsequent to
lWi; previous patents, not printed, at cost of
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Opinions rendered as to scope, validity, and In
fringement of Patents.
In fact, any information relating to Patents and
to property rights in inventions promptly furnished
on the most reasonable terms.
Remember, this oilice has been in successful ope
ration since l.M, and you therefore reap the bene
fits of experience.
Address, with stamp for reply,
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ests, but after examining our Hat of 150,000 names
in order to respond to inquiries as to the where
abouts of ex-soldiers, necessitating the employment
of one person for that special purpose, we are com
pelled to advertise for the addresses of such as are
not in our possession. In order, therefore, to reim
burse us for this service, we shall in future make a
nominal charge of twen'y-five cents for publishing
each inquiry of three lines, when the address can
not be obtained from the records. All replies
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of Company L, 2d Ohio Heavy Artillery, by Alfred
T. Byrns. 35-4t
Address wanted of the Farragut Association.
Also the acting surgeon" of LT. S. storeships Fear
not and .1. C. Kuhn in 1S62, by Geo. W. Spear.
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the U. S. .'teamship Montgomery at the battle of
Fort Fisher, by .Mabel 1J. Kulklcy.
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Company I. Hirst LT. S. colored troops who know3
of the death of Frank Lee in 1S&1, by A.G. Darcey.
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officers of the U. S. teamahip Tallapoosa in May
1S00. Alao of Surgeon Jones and any of the officers
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