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THE ISATIONAlJ TEEBXJNE: -WASHISGT D. C, JULY 8, 1882.
OUR SOLDIERS' COLUMN.
A PERILOUS NIGHT IN THE DEPART
MENT OF THE GULF.
Continued Favorable Comments on the
Course Pursued by The National Trib
une "Wo roN of I2iitourngtmciit From
Comrades All Over llw Country.
Somo Jnterc-ting Heading for
"The Uoys" in llluc.
A.TKCTTOI!KAD THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE.
To tho Editor National Tribune:
I hare received the three last issues of your
good paper, and 1 regard it as a treat to read
its columns. I admire the bold front it pre
sents, demanding of Congress and tho people
to make good the solemn promises made to the
soldier during the dark days of tlto rebellion;
also insisting on an increase of the force in the
Pension Qflice. It seems to me if our Repre
sentatives in Congress could realize the suffer
ings of many of our oomrades that contracted
disease while serving their country, that they
would at once provido suflicicut force in said
office to audit their claims, and those that arc
entitled to it could get it to add to their neces
sities and comfort while here among us. I
5cak of this not that I am interested in my
own behalf, as 1 am not an applicant, nor am 1
entitled to a pension ; but we have quite a
number of comrades here that are needy, and
if they had their just dues could maintain
themselves and families, and life would be a
pleasure where now it is a burden.
Yours in F. C. & L., X. Towxsexd,
A. A. G., Dept. of Iowa, G. A. E.
Newton, Iowa, June 14.
VERY POPULAR WITH TIIE BOYS!
To the Editor National Tbibuxe:
Enclosed find $1 for The Tbibuxe. Send to
Samuel McClure, Ilarrisou, Hamilton comity,
O. He has never seen the paper, but when I
told him about the great work it was doing in
tho cause of our comrades, their widows and
orphans, lie said he must have it. Ifo lost a
leg at Yicksburg, iliss. We have a live Tost
of the G. A. R. recently organized at this place.
They made a very creditable appearance at
their first turn-out on Decoration Day. Lately
thcy gave two entertainments, consisting of pa- i
triotic songs and tableaux, representing scenes !
iliat occurred in the army during the rebellion.
The large hall was crowded both evenings.
Your paper is very popular with the PJoys, and
they feel very grateful for what it has done for
them, also to Senators Yoorhces, Ingalls, Vest,
and others who have stood up so nobly for their
cause. Your comrade,
Geo. B. Terr?, Co. II, 52d Iud.Yol. Inf.
Habeisox, O., June 12.
THEY ALL LIKE IT.
To the Ediior National Tbibuxe:
C am much pleased with The National
Tbibuxe, and read it with more interest tiian
any other paper. After having thoroughly pe
rused ir, I hand it to some old-soldier friend to
read. They all like it, and look upon it as a
zealous advocate of soldiers' rights and inter
ests. Enclosed find 1 for new subscriber.
Yours truly, " Jxo. S. Uice.
Silveb Creek, 0., June 13.
can't do without it.
To the Editor National Tbibuxe:
Enclosed find $1 for new subscriber to The
Tribune. A number of our old fellows have,
"rxi.ijjh my influence, ordered your paper, and
will do so soon, and the general verdict
..- they can't do without it. When you
& . ,-t a subscriber among the old soldiers
V" : y calculate to keep him as long as your
n. ioiLs up to its present high standard.
..urstrr.lv, Geo. li. Spencer,
m. Neibling Post, No. 20, Dept. O., G. A. R.
'mtox, O., June 12.
THE EEsT SOLDIERS' TAPER PUBLISHED.
To the Editor National Tribune:
Enclosed find $1 to pay for The Tribune for
one year. Am doing all that I can to help the
paper along. Have received and read most all
of the papers published in the interest of the
Boldier, but prefer yours, as there is a certain
ring about it that I fail to find in the others.
Yours, &c, Wm. W. Cannon, Post Adjt.
Freehold, N. J., June 10.
interest in our war sketches.
To the Editor National Tribune:
I can hardly tell you the delight with which
I read the chapters of Avar history written by
Colonel G. C. Kniilin for The National Trib
une. They are charming, instructive, and
generous to the vanquished. Truly yours,
John W. Fennell.
Covington, May 13.
waiting three years for a pension.
To the Editor National Tribune:
riease give me the privilege of saying a few
words in your most welcome paper. It is the
soldiers' friend, and the true soldier is a friend
to it. I am a subscriber to The National
Tribune, and expect to be as long as I jean
raise $1 to pay for it, and I will heartily recom
mend it to all friends of soldiers as tho best
paper in tho world. How long will we, who
are disabled from labor by the hardships of
army life, have to wait for some aid to keep us
and our families from starvation? I am dis
' ablcd, and have been waiting patiently on my
claim for upwards of three years, and still, wait
in hope of getting relief soon. There is a great
many friends of your paper here, and the sol
diers arc uniting fast, and Congressmen aro
being watched close.
Commissioner Dudley is certainly one of our
best men, and I find that soldiers, as far as I
know, are his friends. S. M. Abler,
Co. C, lltli lnd. Cav. Vols.
Fulton, Ind., June 2G.
WORTH THREE TIMES ITS COST.
To the Editor National Tribune:
1 have been a subscriber- to The Na'tional
Tribune about six weeks: would not be with
out it for three limes its cost. The way you
pour the shot and shell into the ranks of tho
enemy just suits me. Let us have a list of Con
gressmen who vote against the soldier' inter
ests, in order that we may vote accordingly.
Enclosed find $1 for new subscriber to your
valuable paper. Yours respectfully,
A. J. Hawkins,
Swede Point, Iowa, June 21.
prom a one-armed comrade.
To the Editor National Tribune:
I am the reader of a number of papers, but
I can truly say that there is none that I enjoy
reading as much as I do the old soldiers' paper.
It is a great comfort to me to read the letters
from my old comrades, and also the able edito
rials in favor of the soldier; but when I read
the editorial of the New York .S'nn, of June 20,
I think that it is not a sun that shines for the
soldier j. specially those that had tho misfor
tune to l,sc an arm, as 1 have. I served in the
war Horn ihi 3st of Octobi-r, 1SG1, until the
lath of March, 16C5, in company G, Tenth
Cwaif.-lliitt, and liavc been .trying with my
one :4Ti: ever since to earn a living for myself
and family. With my pension and what little
3 earn I can just'keep the wolf from my door.
And still such men as the editor of tho New
York Ai finds fault with the loyal men of the
East, W. North, and South, because they cast
their a otes to give such as myself .fiO per month.
The spirit of '01 seems to rise up within me to
tramp such n man as Dana under foot. Why,
reader, if I could see the man that fired tho
shot that took my arm off I Would take him by
the baud and say " you are forgiven, because
you were brave and stood up in the battle,"
but tho stay-at-home traitor I would spit upon.
South Nokwalk, Coxx., June 25. .
AN INTERESTING REMINISCENCE
To the Editor National Tribune:
Noticing by the press sometime since that
Colonel Albert E. lloyt, of Boston, former edi
tor of tho American Historical and Genealogical
Magazine, had accepted the chair of history
and literature in a Cincinnati college, reminds
us of a perilous night's journey with tho Colo
nel when we were stationed in the Department
of the Gulf. By the way, Colonel Hoyt was
one of tho most popular paymasters of the
army. Hundreds of soldiers will testify to his
kindness in having mistakes corrected on
muster-rolls, made through carelessness, and
many times by the detailing of soldiers away
from their regiments, which prevented their
being paid. Many young oflieers who went
months without their pay, by the non-receipt
of their commissions, were put right by the
Colonel. All this extra labor made many trips
for the Colonel to the headquarters of the army,
where he was always a welcome visitor. For
many months the Twelfth Connecticut regi
ment had been on tho march from place to
place. It had received no pay for a long time.
The families of the men at homo were suffering
for the want of their pay. Tho muster rolls of
tho regiment had bien in the hands of a num
ber of different paymasters to be paid, none
of whom could seem to gee to it. Colonel Hoyt,
learning of the distress of the families of the.
brave soldiers, went to the Chief Paymaster of
the Department and requested that the regi
ment might be assigned to him for payment,
which was done. Learning late one evening
that the regiment was to stop over night at
Brashear City, Colonel Hoyt went at once to
the Chief Quartermaster of tho Department and
applied for transportation over the New Orleans
and Opclousas Railroad. A special train was
soon in. readiness, and we went speeding
through swamps on our way to Brashear City,
a distance from the Crescent City of eighty
miles. We had safely parsed over fifty-two
miles of the road when we came to a sudden
halt at Lafourche. Here we got out and found
that the bridge over the bayou had been burned
by the rebels but a short, time before, who had
beat a hasty retreat. There was a telegraph
oi'ice here, and we sent a message to the com
mandant of tho post at Brashear City to send
a tiain for us. But as no reply could be got, it
was supposed the wire had been cut by the
rebels. The Twelfth Connecticut regiment was
to move the next afternoon up the bayou, and
Colonel Hoyt, that indefatigable oflicer and sol
dier's true friend, was bound that the boys
should be paid befoie they left. A flatboat w:is
soon improvised, a hand-car with men to run
it and ourselves put aboard. We were soon
landed safely on the other bank of the stream.
Tho hand-car, which was a very heavy one, had
to be carried up a steep and high bank before
the track was reached; this required a half hour's
hard labor of our whole force to do, tho Colo
nel being the hardest worker of the small party.
The car was put on the rails, the Colonel's black
walnut chest, containing $7o,000, loaded, and
the order "all aboard" quickly obeyed, and we
were soon passing over tho rails at a good speed.
We had passed about one-half tho distance,
when the writer seeing a light (it was a dark
night and there were lights shining from negro
shanties along the sides of the track) gradually
approaching on the track, sang out "train
coming, jump for your lives!" The hand-ear
was' vacated in two seconds. The light proved
to be on a flat ear which was being backed
down to us by an engine at a high speed. Our
telegram had been received and the train sent
for us. Chaplain Bradford, of the Twelfth
Connecticut regiment, was aboard and armed
with a lantern, which was very useful in find
ing what had become of us and our money and
hand-car. The flat car passed over our hand
car directly we vacated it. Colonel Hoyt, in
jumping, sprained his ankle. One of the men
who was working the crank to our car was hit
by it (the crank) and had two ribs broken.
After gathering our wounded and party, we
looked forlhc cash box and found it was stove
in several pieces and the $7.1.000 strewn upon
the track. We gathered up the money, Colonel
Hoyt, hopping around on one leg as lively as a
cricket, helping. Chaplain Bradford helped us
aboaid his train, add wo soon found ourselves
at the headquarters of the regiment, where we
were very kindly cared for. The men wero all
paid the next morning, it taking over .$(10,000.
After paying the regiment, the Colonel, in look
ing over his cash account, found he was short
just fifty cents. Considering the condition his
money wan in the night befoie he thought him
self very lucky. Chaplain Bradford started
the next night for the North, taking a greater
part of the money, which he delivered to the
soldiers' families. This is but one of the many
incidents that Colonel Albert H. Hoyt took
part in during his arduous services in the late
war of the rebellion. Many of your readers
will remember him as
"Statesman, yet friend to truth! Of soul sin
cere, In action faithful, and in honor clear;
Who broke no promise, serv'd no private end,
Who gain'd a title, and who lost no friend."
Nathan R. Gardner,
Brev.-Maj. & Com. Sub., U. S. Yols.
Baltic, Conn., July J, Ih82. .
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Stales; will send you a club soon." J. Biddlc
come, Poitlaadville, la. "Another subscrip
tion enclosed; keep up the good fight." D. T.
Hart, Marengo, 111. "Two dollars enclosed
for new subscribers. I think The National
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Long Branch, 111. "My subscription en
closed; don't know what I would do without
it." Henry S. Diston, East Jewett. N. Y.
" I like it very much ; its bold advocacy of sol
diers' rights and straightforward way of put
ting things strikes me very favorably; subscrip
tion enclosed. James K. Prancis, Elsah, 111.
"One dollar enclosed; it is tho only real
soldiers' paper printed." James Mowry, Prince
ton, Ind. "An old gray-headed soldier who
heard me reading The National Tribune
lias just handed me some ammunition in the
shape of cash for his subscription, which I en
close." P. Eastman, Myrtle, Pa. " One dol
lar enclosed for my subscription ; I have
borrowed the paper long enough." Chas. D.
Price, Sioux Falls, D. T. "Another dollar
bomb for tho enemy; this makes threo, and I
will send you more." Wm. F. Kellogg, Bur
dickville, Mich. " One dollar for my sub
scription; am glad to seo that we ex-soldiers
have such an able advocate at tho capital as
The National Tbibuxe." Gotfreid Wingeu
rcid, Schulenburg, Texas. "One dollar en
closed; will make up a club soon." Wm. P.
Read, Leo la, Neb.
Isaac Davis Post, 3S, of South Acton, Mass.,
at a recent meeting was presented with a
handsome edition of tho Holy Biblo by "Brad
ley Stone, Esq., of West Acton. Commander
Parker gracefully acknowledged the gift.
A convention of colored journalists was held
in Washington last week. Before adjourning
the members visited the White House and paid
their respects to the President.
THE GRAND ARMY IN KANSAS..
Remarkable Growth of the Order New
Spccinl Correspondence National Tribune.
Leavenworth. Kan., July 3. Department
Commander Walkinshaw, of the Department
of Kansas, has issued a general order in which
ho refers to the flattering reference made to
this Department by tho Past Commander-in-Chief
Merril, recently published in The
National Tribune, and adds :
The above is cheering to the hard-working
comrades throughout the Department. There
arc now 3,000 members in the Department, and
all deserve .special mention for good work. We
are indebted for more than usual cheerful,
hearty assistance from Posts 12, 3, o0, 32, 3."j.
3S, -12, 43, 34, and Comrades Crane, of 12, and
Q. M. Barnes, 32 ; Comrade llayncs, of 32, for
special assistance in mustering new Posts; to
G. H. Thomas Post, No. IS, Ottawa, who went
in a body, under command of Post Commander
A. W. Benson, accompanied by the Ottawa Sil
ver Cornet Band, by special train, and mus
tered Reseca, Post, No. 60, at Williamsburg,
Headquarters aro "still in the saddle," with
every comrade mounted,and a general advance
of "Horse, foot, and dragoons,-' is ordered all
along the line for 100 Posts by the grand Re
union of September. Our next National En
campment meets at Denver, Colorado, where
we can all attend, and welcome our comrades
of the East and South with a hearty Western
greeting, in return for their many kind, cares
of their western children, now assuming the
head of the family.
Comrade Thco. Wiesman. of Post 12, is es
pecially charged with tho duty of instructing
Fosts in the work, and keeping of books, mak
ing reports, and such other duty as may be re
quired of him by the comrades for the perfec
tion of their work.
Tho following appointment is announced:
D. Boyden, of Post 0'o'f to bo Aide-de-Cauip on
staff of Department Commander.
Tho following Posts have been organized
since last report:
Post 72, Humboldt, by J. Y. C, II. W. Pond ;
Post 73, Neosho Falls, by Comrade J. J.
MeBride; Post 71, Sedan, by Couiradu R. N.
Ashmorc; Post o, Ekriuge, by Comrade S. T.
Wright; Post 70, Stockton, by Comrade C. W.
Whitney; Post 77, Phillipsburg, by Coairado
C. W. Whitney: Post 7S, Ionia, by Comrade J.
W. McRobcrls; Post 79, Gould, by Comrade R.
N. Ashmorc; Post .0, Williamsburg, by Com
rades Post 18, Ottawa: Post SI, Haddam, by
Comrades Post 5, Washington; 1'ostS'J, Jotniorc,
by Comrades Wm. Bower; Post S3, Nickcrson,
by Comrades .loo Hooker, Post 18; "Post SI,
Canton, by Comrades Pollock Post.. Marion.
There are 10 or 12 others organizing for
Such has been the Rapid growth of the
Order in Kansas that Commander Walkin
shaw expects to make it the " banner Depart
ment" before tho next Grand Encampment
meets at Denver next vear.
REUNION OF GENERAL GRANT'S OLD
Special Coircspondenee National Tribune.
Bkthany, li.r,., June 29. A most enjoyable
affair in the shape- of a company reunion took
place at Bethany, Ills., June 22, under the au
spices of Co. E. Twenty-first regiment, Illinois
volunteer infantry, (General Grant's old regi
ment.) The boys and their families wore out in good
force and had a grand pic-nic. They were ad
dressed by several speakers, who eulogized tho
boys for their heroism and modesty, the one
'only equalled by tho other. Bit after bit of
authentic, yet unwritten history of thv com
pany, of its privations and its achiovemeats, of
its powers and stability were given, and the
declaration made time and again' that the''h:tlf'
j could not be told. Glowing tributes were paid
tho dead comrades, and the tender care and
cheerful sympathy of the soldiers for the help-
j less comrade who was happily able to be with
them was calculated to do much towards caus
ing the peoplo to awaken to the fact these quiet,
steady going men wero not always appreciated
by those around thorn.
Captain Frceland entertained them with a
speech in which the humorous and pathetic
were intermingled, as he passed lrom tho re
cital of some incidents of camp life to a history
of the engagements they were in, of battles
and marches that tested and piovcd thorn true
as steel. I To said they used to think they
were imposed upon by having harder service
and more of it than other companies. Soldiers
will understand why this wa- so when told
that Company E was the color company of that
indomitable regiment, the only regiment that
ever left the State of Illinois afoot and marched
to the front. Company E w.as composed wholly
of young men, but few being over twenty-live,
years of age, steady and moral in their habits.
As they wero schoolmates and associates from
early childhood it is no cause for wonder that
after enduring together the horrors of war that
they should be united by a bond stronger than
that of brotherhood.
After a pleasant day in the grove a ma:3
meeting was held in the evening at tho church,
whero more short addresses were given. One
speaker showed the pathetic side of the story
by referring to tho battle of Chicamauga, when
word came home that out of that company of
100 men only eleven were together to stack
Tho rest were killed, wounded, and missing..
How our minds ilow back to those days of
agony. Torn bodies on the battle-field, torn
hearts in the home ! The painful shock of the
word "wounded," the sharp stroke of tho word
"dead," tho dreadful uncertaintj' of that word
"mJssJHf." Well may the speaker say the half
cannot be told.
Patriotic music and old-time songs enlivened
both day.aud evening, jokes and comical rem
iniscences from the speakers, and tho boys par
ticularly showed that they looked through to
tho bright side. A motion was carried to
mako this pic-nic an annual occurrence on
June 22 as nearly as is practicable.
There can be no doubt as to the benefit of
these meetings; they not only do tho soldier
good but the community at large by making
moro plain to all a sense of tho obligations
owed the boys who wore ho blue, and bj- cre
ating tor the young an interest in their coun
try's history, and by making that history a
half-told reality instead of what it is often con
sidered, sin overdone fiction.
There is no G. A. It. l'osfc in this county,
(Moultrie), but tho boys aro talking it up.
Tm: National Tkiijuni: is generally taken
among tho soldiers and is well liked. E. W.
DEPARTMENT OF OREGON.
Commander Pierce of tho Provisional De
partment of Oregon, has isssuedthe following:
. Headq'rs Provisional Dki of Oregon,
Grand Army or the Bepurlic, .
Portland, Or., Juno 1st., 18S2.
General Order No. 1:
1. Having been designated by tho Commander-in-Chief,
as Provisional Commander of
tho Department of Oregon, I hereby assume
II. Subject to the approval of tho Coni-mnndcr-in-Chiof,
I appoint the following Com
rades as officers of tho Department: F. K.
Arnold, S. V. C. ; O. Summers, J. V. C. : W.
V. Spencer, A. A. G. ; T. G. Davidson, A. Q. G. ;
G. E. Caukin, T. C. Bell, A. Tyler, W. Kapus
A. E. Borthwick, Council of Administration.
111. Headquarters of tho Department will
be at No. 1)1 Second street, in the city of Port
land, to which place all communications
should be addressed.
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Send a roiifrh sketch or (if you caul a model of
your invention to Gkokok K. Li:mo.n Washington,
D. C.nnd a. I'n'liinWiiirj Kxainhnititmwill be niatlr
of all United States i'atctils of the same elass of
inventions, and you will be advised whether or
not a patent can be obtained
i?or this Pri-Jhiiiiiary Examination NO
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What Will a Patent Cost?
Tf you are wlrisnl tbat your invention is patent
able, bend ?20, to pay Government application fee
ofSlo, ami ." for the drawings required by the
Government. This amount i.s payable when the
application i" made. TlnS i.s all of the expense,
unle-s a J'atent i allowed. When allowed, (he at
torney's fee (;i) and the final Government fee (;"0)
JJy the-.e terms you know beforehand, for noth
in'j, whether you are fjoinf; to ;et a patent or not,
mid no attorney's fee is charged unless you do get a
An attorney whose fee depends on his .success in
obtaining tlm I'atent will not advise you that your
IV. Tho following named Posts are in the
Department of Oregon: Geo. Wright, Port
laud ; mustered July 17, 1878. Meade, Oregon
City; mustered Mayo, lbSl. Garfield, Port
laud ; mustered June 2-1, 1HS1. Stoncman, Port
land ; mustered Sept. S, 1SS1. McPherson,
Albany; mustered Sept. IS, 1SS1. T. B.
Matthews, Forest Grove; mustered Jan. IS,
182. Kiipatrick, Eugene City; mustered Jan.
All returns and reports made by these Posts
will hereafter bo made to the Assistant Adju
tant Genoral of tho Department of Oregon.
TKAIIICS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF
The following circular has been issued :
IIi:adqi7akti:rs Dei ov Maryland,
Guano Army or tiii: Hrpuislic,
Baltimore, June 2G, 1SS2.
Tho Department Commander desires to cx
press to the olliceio and comrades of-the Posts
of this Department his sincere thanks and
unqualified approbation for tho splendid ap
pearance made by them in the parade of tho
2Jst iust., and hopes that the interest shown op
that occasion will not be allowed to diminish,
but that each individual comrade will look
upon it as his duty to do all ho can toward
increasing tho number and improving the
standing of his Post. And on the part of the
Department I desire to say that to our friends
who assissted in the parade, to General It. B.
Ayer, U. S. A., General James It. Herbert and
all the military who participated, our thanks
are especially due. To the Citizens' Executive
Committee and all who contributed to make
our Encampment such a magnificent success,
too much praise cannot be awarded; they have
our sincere and heartfelt thanks. To his
Honor tho Mayor and tho municipal authori
ties our thanks are also duo for tho in
terest manifested, and their endeavors to
greet and make things pleasant for our
guests. To Marshals Gray and Frey and the
officers under them, the thanks of tho Grand
Army are hereby tendered. To the press we are
under many obligations for their kindness at
all times and under all circumstances, and the
gentlemen connected with the different papers
may rest assured that their efforts will never
be forgotten. To the officers of the different
lines of passenger cars wo feel indebted for
their kindness in keeping the lino of inarch
clear of cars. To tho Executive Committee of
the Grand Army for their untiring labor and
harmonious action in carrying out the part
allotted them, and to the officers of my staff I
am under obligations for the faithful manner
in which they performed tho duties devolving
upon them. Particularly do I desiro to ac
knowledge tho labors of Assistant Adjutant
General John . Sutcr for his indefatigable,
exertions in planning and carrying out tho
details of the parade. To him moro than
any other is due the successful formation of
the line; the absence of any confusion whero
so many different organizations wero in lino
was remarkable and was the result of the care
and attention of this oflicer in his watchful
ness ovor all the minor details connected there
with. In conclusion, where so much was to bo
done, and everything was well done, all
connected with the parado aro deserving and
are commended for their zeal.
GRAND ARMY NOTES.
A now Post with twenty-fivo members has
been organized at Portlandvillc, Iowa, with
(ho following ollicers: Com.. U. E. Blades; S.
V.C..S. V.Simmons; J. V. C, J. P. Kendal;
Quartermaster, J. Biddlecome; O. D., It. 1.
Miller; O. G. M. N. Toppings; Chaplain, H.
11. Sargent; Surgeon, It. D. Clark; Agt., B. B.
Harrington ; Q. S., W. II. Snow.
Brodhead Post, No. 31, Department of Mich
igan, has a membership of eighty in good
standing, and is growing rapidly. Comrade
John Bickord is among tho veteran members.
At Bethel, Vermont, a new Post has just
been organized with twonty-threo charter
members. Tho outlook for its speedy growth
A now Post will bo organized in a fow days
at Paris, 111.
Antietam Post has just been organized at
Parsons, Kansas, with thirty-five charter mem
bers. There aro twenty-fivo applicants for
membership already filed. Tho Order is
" booming " in Kansas.
A REMARKABLE FAMILY,
Howel Brower, of Traveler's Best, Ky., now
in his ninety-second year, is a remarkable
man. He removed from South Carolina early
in life to East Tennessee and reared ono family.
He there lost his first wife; married another,
and sho died without issue; he then married
the third and removed to Owsley county, Ky.,
and reared his last family. Ho is tho father
of eighteen children, all of whom reached tho
mature years of man and womanhood. Mr.
Brewer is tho sire and grand sire of thirty
union soldiers who took part in tho war of
lafil. None of his descendants while in the
war held a higher position than captain of a
company. Mr. Brewer had some grandsons
killed in battle, others died, and nearly all
wero disabled and entitled to pensions, but as
yet, writes a correspondent, who furnishes tho
above particulars, none of them have received
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-m?mzh m m me w- u foivr&ru r
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
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carefully and skillfully prepared and promptly
Applications in revivor of KETECTED, ABAN
DONED, or FORFEITED CASES made. Very
often valuable inventions arc saved in these classes
Jf you have undertaken to secure your own pat
ent and failed, a skillful handling of the cise may
lead to success. Send me a written request ad
dressed to tho Commissioner of Patents that he
recognize (lf.or.E E. Li:mox, of "Washington, D.
C, as your attorney in the case, giving the title
of the invention and about the date of filing your
application. An examination will be made of the
case, ami you will be informed whether or not a
patent enn be obtained. This examination and re
port ici'l 'ott ;oi! nothina.
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- 0 ri OKKJIXATi PHOTOGRAPHS by BRADY of ecncs during the War IS61-5.
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' - Prisoners, Wounded, Dead. Libby PrUon. Castle Thunder, and many other
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Answers to Correspondents.
We are obliged to answer certain inquiries of the
aim. nature in each issue of our paper. While we
cheerfnll; furnish information to subscribers in this
column, w Miggest that much labor, time, and ex
pense may be biivec both to ourselves and to our
correspondents, if the Iattei and other subscribers
would keep n tile of the paper They could then,
at u:iy time, turn to tho file and probably lind the
very inouiry answered about, which the;, would
have written to us. We trust that each and overj
aubscribcr will profit by this dURgeption.
J. TJ. TV.. Bad Axe. The public debt July 1,
1377, was $2,20.1,:301,392.10; June 1, 1SS2, it was
J. O, Perkinsville, Ind. Wc have not
been advised of tho decoration of soldiers'
graves at Andcrsonville.
J. T. M., Sayrrook, III. Tour letter has
been referred to a competent attorney.
S. B., CnEitoiCEE, Iowa. Tou wero not enti
tled to bounty.
J. J., Hudson, III. Order 57 was to the
effect that when more than one disability was
claimed, and the testimony filed established ono
or more of the disabilities alleged, the office
would notify claimant of the fact, and a
"waiver" could be filed as to tho disabilities
not "complete." and a pension certificate would
issue in accordance with, request of said waiver.
J. W. M., Leetsville, Mich. 1. The bill
has not yet become a law. 2. Application
should be made to tho Hon. Secretary of the
Interior. . - .'
Mrs. F. H. S., Bellevue, Mich. Tou should
writo to the Quartermaster-General, TJ. S. A.,
for the desired blanks and instructions.
B. D., High Forest. Minn. The Commis
sioner of Pensions cannot deduct a fee in a case
where there was no attorney recognized.
J. M. T., Sedalia, Mo. 1. No. 2. Wo aro
not aware- of such an effort having been
D. M. M., Wayland. It depends upon the
disability alleged, tho time between enlistment
and date of incurreuco of disability, &c.
J. L., Nanticoke, Pa. Tou should writo
to the Commissioner of Pensions, giving name
and company and regiment, and asking the
S. F., Everett, Pa. "We should adviso the
employment of an attorney residing in Wash
ington. S. S. P., Gallipolip, O. The claim, so far as
it related to new disability, was considered as
an original application, and being filed subse
quent to July 1, ISS0, pension must commeuco
from date of filing.
J. W. E:, Oxford, Pa., and W. H., Marion,
N- T. Sco reply to Mrs. F. II. S. above.
M. G., Warwick, N. T. W. P. Itobinson is
adjutant of Zabriskio Post, No. 33, G. A. E.,
located at Jersey City Heights, Jersey City,
D. McC, Utica, O. Tho laws referred to
wero published in The National Trirune at
tho date of their passage, and as they aro quite
lengthy wo send you a copy by mail.
C.A.,riARRisviLLE,Wis. 1. Itis inipossiblo
to stato any definite time, but if you do not
hear within threo or four weeks you should
make inquiry. 2. Tcs, unless they aro
T. S., Farley, Iowa. Tou should apply to
tho Adjutant-General, U, S. A., Washington,
D. C. There will be no charge unless you em
ploy an attorney, which is perhaps tho better
J. n. M., Cherry Grove, Va As tho sol
dier was not mustered into tho service, of tho
United States, his widow would not bo entitled.
N. G. E., Bacine, Wis. If you wero a pri
vate you would probably bo entitled to $5.
J. O'B., Forestport, N.T. Tho bill referred
to lias not yet become a law.
Lindsay- Steele, Chester, III. Upon ro
ceipt of 2oc. tho request will bo inserted.
J. B., Georgetown, III. 1. Tou should
writo Thomas G. Lawlor, Department Com
mander, G.A. It., Bockford, 111., for full in
structions as to organization of Post. 2. Upon
receipt of 25c. tho request for address of soldier
or civilian will bo inserted.
S. S., Gaysville, Vt. Tou aro entitled if
ruptured whilo in servico aud liuo of duty, and
should writo to the Surgeon-Gonoral, U. S. A.,
Washington, D. C. 2. Tou aro correct. 3. IIo
may bo entitled, and should stato the facts to a
reliablo attorney. (Sco advertisement in this
number of The National Trirune.)
T. J. S., Westville, Me. Colonel W. W.
Dudley, of Indiaua, is tho present Commis
sioner of Pensions. Tou should comply as
nearly as possible, and stato under oath fully
why you cauuot got all tho testimony called
L. D. O, Ottavta. It has not.
Edward O, Meriden, Minn. In our opin
ion you have an excellent case under the pend
ing bill. Our terms aro stated in another
Remaining answers next weok.
A negro witness at Pittsburg testified that
he did not hoard with Mrs. Reynolds, but
that lie "batched" with her. Pressed to
explain, he said : "I buys do -wittles, Mrs.
Keynolds cooks 'era, I eats 'em. and they call
that ' batching.'"
Office between two or more rival claimants to tho
same subject-matter of invention, attended to.
Appeal i:cic(iics pursued in relief from adverse
Searches made for title to inventions.
Cojiies of Patents furnished at the regular Gov
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l.-W; previous patents, not printed, at cost of
Copies ni'OIIirial Ueconls furnished.
Opinions rendered as to scope, validity, and in
fringement of Patents.
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to property ftehtsin inventions promptly furnished
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