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THE NATIONAL- TRIBUNE:' WASHINGTON, DI C, JULY 15, 18S2.
OUR SOLDIESS' OOLUM.
A COMRADE'S SENSIBLE OPINION OF
THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE.
Zfr Puttie Sentiment Can be 2Iolclel in r.-uor or the
Settler r.n12iiiu Irresistible Earnest Picas
for Pensioners (irspc and Shrapnel
fer the Common Enemy Sol
diers to l'rotcrl Their
Eights at the
a coxxads srais up Tim case exactly.
To tho Edited National Tkiuunk:
ViCJi I subscribed for your paper a few weeks
jvgc I biid 'u idea tliat it was simply a calri -penny
o ephemeral sort of n concern, but I
find it -'j conducted with se flinch ability and
visor, and is such an cilcciivo instrument i'
bringiuj: about a better understanding of the
just claims of the soldier, that I cannot with
hold from it my meed of praise.
If five years only has given it its present
prominence and established it on such a firm
foundation, I cannot see why another five years
of close application will not secure for it a
largor circulation and more powerful inlluenco
than any other paper in the Union.
Every ex-soldier should first subscribe for
Tuk TKinuxn, and then be as vigilant in en
deavoring to procure other subscribers as if he
was on the picket line again watching the foe.
The prejudices of the money classes a
mighty power, indeed seems to be against us,
and wc shall have hard work, aud up-hill work,
to overcome this, and compel a reluctant Con
gress to make satisfactory provision for the
wards of the Nation.
In no other way can this be more success
fully accomplished than in running up the
subscription list of TliK Teibunk into the
hundreds of thousands, and thereby creating
and molding a public sentiment that shall be
Comrades and brothers, let there be a general
and simultaneous advance all along the line.
Forward, march! B. Cornell,
Ex-Soldier of 1st X. J. Cav.
ITS NECESSITY EECOGNIZED.
To the Editor National Teibuxe:
I have been reading a sample copy of Tiie
Teieuxe, and consider it the paper for every
old soldier. There seems to be a necessity for
such a paper. Tho defenders of the country
demand proper recognition in Congress, and
The National Teibuxe is the soidiors' friend.
I served as a private soldier in company C,
Fourteenth Iowa infantry, and was in all the
engagements with the company. Our regiment
was taken prisoners at Shiloh, April G, 1SG2,
and wore at Memphis, Tcnn.; Mobile and Ca
liabn, Ala., and Macon, Ga., where, after suffer
ing for food aud clothing, and having no
blankets, we were paroled. I am not a pen
sioner, but should Congress pass an act giving
ex-prisoners of war a pension many men would
thankfully accept it and regard it as their due.
Enclosed find $1, for which please send me your
MoEXiXG Sex, Iowa, June 21.
JUST WHAT IT SHOULD BE.
To the Editor Natioxal Teibuxe:
Allow me, as a claimant for invalid pension,
to express to you my entire satisfaction for the
interest manifested by The""N.vtioxal Teib
uxe in soldiers' rights. Tho delay in the
determination of the same must be. attributed
solely to tho press of business upon the Pension
Oflice. Your valuable journal is all it should
be, and I much admire its bold, yet not ex
treme, advocacy of the relative rights and
duties of the soldier and the Government.
"Long may it wave" is the wish of thousands.
I rog&rd it; as the. bet paper of its kind pub
lished, and no soldier can afford to be without
it. Enclosed I send you me more subscrip
tions. Yours in the good cause,
FitAXcis B. Whitman,
Co. B, 4th N. Y. Vols., H. A.
Peattsville, N. Y., June 25.
A PLEA TOE JE-I-I'EISONEKS.
To the Editor National Teibuxe:
Please give me the privilege of saying a few
words in regard to your valuable paper, which
looks out for the interest of the cx-soldier and
exprisoner of war. I wish that Senator Beck
and some others had had the fate, as I had, to
remain six months and upwards in rebel prison
jcns under the care of V.'irz and others like
lim; they would then think very differently.
I was at Detroit on June 11 and 15. at the Pris
oners' Reunion, and saw many suffering com
rades, disabled in those prison pens by starva
tion and exposure. 1 wish every ex-soldier
would subscribe for your paper, for I think it
as the soldiers' friend and stands up for the sol
diers. If Congress is going to do anything for
the surviving prisoners, it had better do it
before long, as they are dying off very fast.
Yours respectfully, Petee Fisiiee.
Uiza, Mich., June 20.
ESTEEMS the papee highly.
To the Editor Natioxal Teibuxe:
Enclosed find $1 to pay for The Natioxal
Teibuxe for one year. Your paper I esteem
very highly for the manly course it is pursuing
in behalf of the soldiers, their widows and
orphans. Justice demands that every one en
titled to pension should receive their dues at
the earliest moment possible, for many of them
arc in want and destitute of the necessaries of
life. Our Congressmen and Senators ought to
sec that all obstruction to payment of our pen
sioners bo removed before Congress adjourns.
Alth6ugh not a soldier myself, I had three sons
in the army, aud ten years' service they ren
dered to this Government. Two of them fell
victims to disease, wounds, and imprisonment,
and long since have departed to the other shore.
I feel that all faithful and deserving soldiers,
who are honebtly entitled to pensions, should
redei vc their pay as well as the bondholder, and
perhaps with justice I might say they should
he paid first, for the simple reason that they
saved this Government from destruction; if
they had not the bondholder would not have a
Government to back up his claims.
Respectfully yours, Stephen Fullee.
Saxdwich, III., June 21.
SHOULD HAVE 250,000 EEADEE8.
To the Editor National Teibuxe:
Your paper has the true ring, and if the sol
dicra could realize how important it is for them
to hftve a ppi.r to represent their interests at
the National Capital, your circulation would
soon be at least a quarter of a million. Our
Post of the G. A. R. is one of the institutions
of onv little city, and among our comrades are
men who served in every branch of the service,
su;d in every grade from corporal to general,
strA wo have not one of whom it cannot be
sa;, " he did liis duty." "Our present member
of Cjumvss left a leg in North Carolina, and in
ar v expect to ebvt ex-soldiers to tbj 1
dCfcwi a riif, clerk, ana nr; .surer, and wo
eanv ' ? it -.thfully charged with leaving un
fit;;'.;, m the pledges so freely given in the dark
dy:r.' the war. Our commander is Captain
Fred. J. Marsh, who knows and is known to
about every ex-soldier in this part of the State.
He has always worked for tho soldier, regard
less of politics, and has been of great service to
applicants for pensions in procuring evidence,
corresponding with the Department, &c, and
although himself a poor man he has always
refused any pay, or even to be reimbursed for
necessary expenses, and has steadily refused to
accept a nomination for office of any kind.
When we sec so many who entered the army
bearing commissions only to become persistent
seekers for office ever after, and who care noth
ing for the soldier except on election-day, it
docs one good to find a man who entered the
service as a private and rose by degrees, fill
ing every position from corporal to captain,
who still is glad to help tho "Boys" and ask
no reward from them, and it is not strange that
he can count his friends by the hundred. We
think Mr. Dudley a grand man is a great
improvement on his predecessor, but wc think
lie could replace some able-Uodied clerks with
crippled veterans without detriment to the ser
vice, and wo feel suro that he would if lie could
"'avo his way in tho matter, as lie has shown
rr his works that he is a true friend of the
joldier. Yours truly, J. L. C. Howe,
71U- 111. Inf.
Oeegox, Ogle Co., III., .Time- 25.
con alone knows who was eight.
To the Editor National Teibuxe :
I agree with Mr. Hampton that God knows
who was right. 1 will give the following illus
Korah and his companions, for aspiring to
become priests without being lawfully called
and sent, were punished, tho earth opened and
swallowed them down alive into hell, and fire
came out from the Lord and destroyed fourteen
thousand seven hundred of the people who had
dared to complain that the punishment of
Koran was too severe.
King Uzziah took upon himself the priestly
office, and burnt incense in the temple, and for
this wicked action lie was struck with an incur
Jeroboam did but stretch out his hand against
the prophet, and presently it withered.
Nicanor is slain for threatening to burn that
holy temple, his head and right hand are cut
off, aud suspended over against Jerusalem, and
his army perished to a man.
Lastly. Tho Lord caused Abraham to raise
.great armies, and cniigrato to Dixie, and free
those in bondage, and they are now at liberty,
and no more whipping-posts, for it was displeas
ing to the Lord. He alone knows all.
Clay County, Neb., June 13.
CAST WITHHOLD TIIEIE SUITOET.
To the Editor National Teibune:
Enclosed find $2, for which you will please
send The Teibuxe to two of Sheridan's raid
ers. We are so well pleased with the sample
copies sent to us that we can't withhold our
support. Continue to make the front cuts on
all Congressmen who do not do their duty to
wards the old veterans. I will continue to
send names as fast as I can get them.
Dn. J. M. Beazee.
Academia, Juniata Co., July 8.
SEVEN SOLID SHOT FOE THE ENEMY.
To the Editor National Teibuxe:
Please find enclosed $7 for seven subscribers
to your excellent paper the soldiers' friend.
Our Post met last Saturday evening, and I se
cured these seven subscribers; will send 3011
another list of names at the next meeting. We
are all greatly pleased with your paper. Our
Post is increasing fast, and we have now eighty
members. The name is Kile Post, No. 11, De
partment of Ohio. Yours, &c,
Geoege W. Luce.
Wapakoxeta, 0., July G.
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M. P. Kemp, Worcester, Vt. " I read your
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men 'by their fruits' we shall know them."
A. C. Rabcock, Youngsville, Pa. " I regard
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I shall always do so." Geo. Gurley, Ebensburg,
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"I will aid in swelling your list of readers; it
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"Keep on in your good. work; you are the sol
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Ind. "Will aid you in extending your cir
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THE SOLDIER IS CONGRESS
INTERESTING DEBATE IN THE HOUSE
Able and Patriotic Speeches in the Interest of the
Men who Saved the Union Some Facts
which Congressmen Should Not
Forget Tho Nation's Debt
to the Boys in Blue.
As will ho seen in our congressional report
elsewhere, two amendments were adopted to
tho deficiency bill by the House of Repre
sentatives in reference to the support of sol-
di'rs' national homos and the regulations for
admission, to those institutions. Tho amend
ments, when under consideration, led to a pro
trackd debate, some of the more intcrestiug
portions of which wo reproduce.
Mr Moeey said: If there are soldiers and
sailors of the army and navy of tLc United
States who have become incapacitated from
earning their support by reason of disease con
tracted or wounds received while in the line of
their duty, and who are not yet provided for by
this Government, it is the duty of the American
people to take care of those wards of the Nation
whenever they apply to it for those comforts
which in battling for their country they have
lost the power to win for themselves.
I submit that it is the duty of this Govern
ment not only to take care of those dependent
men who have lost their limbs or their health
in their country's service, but I submit that it
is the duty of this Government to provide for
their support out of the Treasury of the United
states, and not at tho- expense of the bounty
which the Government has extended to any
woumlcd or maimed man. The spirit of the
legislation which contemplated that relief
should be extended to one class at the expense
of those who were draw ins pensions from the
Government is vicious and unjust.
If there is not room now in our national
homes for those who arc dependent upon the
Government, and who havo become dependent
by reason of loss of health in service or wounds
received in battle, it is time wc should enlarge
those homes and pay the just debt which we
owo to these men. This committee has just
said, on motion of my honored friend from
Ohio, (Mr. Shultz,) that tho national home is
a monument to the just regard which our Gov
ernment lias for its obligations to tho disabled
soldiers of tho Republic.
This very bill contains an appropriation to
cover the full estimate of the expense of sup
porting these homer, and suitably caring for
their inmates. It is not pretended that the
pension money is needed for that purpose. The
recommendations of Generals Franklin and
McMahon are not" put on that ground. It is
said, sir, that many of tho inmates, rather than
lose that portion of their pensions above $oper
month, would forego its benefits and leave the
home, and thereby make room for tho disabled
soldiers whose admission is provided for in the
clause which tho gentleman from New York
proposes to strike out.
He says it must be struck out now, because
tho provision appropriating the soldiers' pen
sion money to the support of tho home has been
struck out; that there will not be room to care
for the applicants who will come from the
ranks of the disabled sailors unless the number
of soldier beneficiaries is lessened by present
ing to them the option of losing its benefits or
of losing their pensions.
Sir. 1 nelievo this is not just, or in the spirit
of our legislation on this and kindred subjects.
I do not believe either that theso asylums
would be overrun or crowded beyond their ca
pacity. Their history does not justify that
conclusion. In tho last annual report of tho
board of managers the following significant
and suggestive statement is made:
The increase in the number of inmntes during
the past year lias been four hundred and eighty
three, or about 7 per cent., being icss than it has
been in any previous year. Thi'. faef.showh tlnt
the number of inmates oii the existing basis of
admission lias' arrived nearly at its maximum, as
the death-rate must increase in a greater ratio
from year to year.
The following statement of ages also appear
in the same icport:
Thirty to fortv '. 1,S93
' Forty to fifty ,7jS
i Fifty to sixty 2,075
! Sixtv to eiirhtv 1,S11
i Fi'dltV to OIlO hundred iJ
t a -
These figures, sir, aro silent and pathetic
witnesses to tho statement of the board of
managers that the death rate of our veteran
heroes must increase in a greater ratio from
year to year.
A few have passed beyond the ripe old ago
of eighty ears, and look back in near a cent
ury of their country's history. They have seen
it grow from its early beginnings and expand
into the grand proportions it h:is now assumed.
In their ripe old age, while they await tho
summons of the grim harvester, a grateful peo
ple throws around them all the comforts and
joys that can crime to age and decrepitude.
All are marching rapidly forward to that
period in years when they must cross the line
between time and eternity. In the national
cemeteries lie buried more than thrco hundred
thousand of the soldiers of the Republic, who
gave their lives that their country might live.
Nature has already repaired that loss. Surviv
ing friends may mourn tho absence of loved
ones who have cone before. Nature has en
folded them in her kind embrace, and annually
throws over them the mantle of her beauty,
while the swelling tide of our fifty millions of
population sweeps on to tho glorious possibili
ties of the future.
Let us now tako care of the living and re
deem the pledges that were made to them. The
Republic said to her sons, "Go forth and battle
for your country. Tho Government will caro
for 'the maimed and wounded and those dis
abled by disease. We will care for the widow
aud the orphan and for tho dependent father
and mother who lose the stay of their declining
vears in a loved and cherished son on the field
of bat tie."
1 know that our pension-roll is tlc largest in
the world, and that our expenditures for the
heroes of our wars and their families has no
parallel in history. That our pension law is a
monstrosity, as asserted by the late postmaster
general of the confederacy, Mr. Reagan, I
deny. It is in perfect harmony with the spirit
of our institutions.
Our Government nays pensions to its soldiers
who endured the hardships of the march and
were exposed to the dangers of battle, as it
agreed to do. Other nations pay them to roy
alty and to rank.
England gavo Lord Nelson and his heirs
$l,:;iO,(XR); to tho Duke of Marlborough and
his heirs Su.KO.UUO ; to the Duko of Welling
ton and his successors more than $.'5,000,000;
while the heirs of tho Duke of Schomberg, who
fell at the battle of the Boyne, have drawn
from tho royal treasury tho enormous sum of
S:t ! 00.000. Xn sneli cvanmlo can be found ill
the history of our country.
England's army numbers 131,000 men. Tho
army of the United States numbers 25,000 men.
Her army costs near 100,000,000 per annum.
Our army costs $-10,000,000 pejr annum.
England pays $12,000,000 per year on tho
average for pensions. The United "States pays
an average sum since the War of the rebellion
But, my fellow-members, our army and our
pensions costs us less than England's cost her.
Our army is the patriotic and loyal citizens of
the Republic. We lake care of our veterans
and of their little ones, and because we aro just
to them wc can call to arms to-day, if needs be,
an army that will defy tho world.
Our national cemeteries with their sacred
dust, our national homes filled with tho na
tion's waids, our pension-roll sending relief
and comfort into thousands of homes where
otherwise would be hunger and want and suf
fering, are the monuments a grateful Republic
has erected, and the just recompense it pays to
those who were, its defense and succor in tho
hour of its extremity.
Mr. Canxon. I would like lo ask tho gentle
man a question.
Mr. Moricy. Very well.
Mr. Canxon. 1 understand the gentleman to
tako the position that if there is not now
room enough in the soldiers' homo to accom
modate all the soldiers and sailors who lost
their health in the service from wounds or
from disease, he is in favor of building new
homes to caro for them outside of their pen
sions. Now I want to know if the gentleman
is prepared to vote the multiplied millions of
dollars necessary to take caro of nearly 300,000
men, soon to be 100,000?
Mr. Mokey. I do not admit tho premises of
tho gentleman. But I am willing aud pre
pared to do what I asked the gentleman
whether he is willing to do; that is. to pay the
just debt which our Government owes to these
Mr. Cannon. Certainly.
Mr. Moeey. And I am prepared to say that
I will vote to enlarge these homes in order to
provide for every man who isincapaciated from
earning his support, whether by wounds or
disease, whom we have not already, provided
Mr. Dawes. Docs the gentleman from Illi
nois Mr. Cannon wants to squeeze out these
veterans in order to make room for others?
Mr. Canxox. 1 have said nothing about
that. I want to know if you want to vote
appropriations to enlarge theso homes.
Mr. Dawes. And I want to know that from
Here the hammer fell.
The Chairman. The time of the gentleman
Mr. Bayxe. 1 commend to the House the
statement of the chairman of the Committee
on Appopriations Mr. 1 Iis-cock in regard to the
provisions 'hat are being made for the desti
tute soldiers of the country. When some time
a"0 a bill was brought before the House, uiiani
mouslv reported bv the Committee on Military
Affairs, in favor of establishing a soldiers'
homo at Erie, Pennsylvania, it was urged that
adequate proviMui had not been made to take
care of the indigent and disabled soldiers of
the country. ..,,.,.. 1
Some reflection was cast at that time by
somc-membcrsUupon tho Satto of Pennsylvania.
It was said that the bill contemplated merely
a local institution. I disclaimed in tho most
positive aud cmnhatic language that it had
any local character Avhatever, but that the
doors of that institution should bo open to sol
diers from all sections of tho country. It was
a place admirably adapted to make proper pro
vision for theo people. It is the high and
"solemn duty of the American people to provide
for their indigent soldiers. I think 110 man
except 0110 with a heart of stone can deny that
The question is not the one suggested by the
gentleman from Illinois, Mr. Cannon,
whether 300,000 soldiers should be provided
with homes. The question is, how many indi
gent soldiers are there in this country who arc
unable to tako care of themselves, who were
honorably discharged from theservice, and who
rendered good service during the war? How
many of that class of men aro there, in the
nation to-day who need tho protection, the
care, and the piovidence of this Government?
That is the question. Whatever number there
may be, whether it be one thousand or ten
thousand or one hundred thousand, tue picugu
of this Government was made to those men
when they entered theservice that they should
not want'nor should their families want; that
they should be provided for aud cared for; and
that obligation now rests upon Congress.
I am glad the suggestion was made by the
chairman of the Committee on Appropriations
that there is now no provision mado for thoso
who are in destitute circumstances that have
been discharged from the navy. 1 agree with
the proposition in this bill that such provision
should be made, and 1 must insist further that
additional provisions should be made by estab
lishing new homes until every honorably dis
charged soldier and sailor who is unable to earn
a living shall have a comfortable home during
the lemainder of his life.
Whether you establish a home in Pennsyl
vania or not is not tho important point. Penn
sylvania oilers to the Government a -fine
buildiim and a splendid site to earn' out a
purpose of this kind, but if you have auy hos
tility to i'ennsyivania, ami uesiro mau tins
home shall not bo located in that State, locate
it wherever else you choose, and I will vote for
it. My obiect is not to establish a homo in
Pennsylvania, but to establish somewhere a
home for the poor and destituto soldiers of the
Republic. It" any other State will show equal
generosity put the homo in that State. It is
the duty of this nation to see that her defend
ers are well cared for, that not a singlo 0110 of
them shall inhabitapoorhou.se or when he dies
shall be buried among paupers.
The Chairman. Debate is exhausted. If
there be no objection, the pro i'orma amendment
will bo regarded as withdrawn.
Mr. Cannon. I renew the pro forma amend
ment. Certainly no member of this House is
going to refuse now or hereafter to vote proper
appropriations to discharge the obligation which
the people of the United States owo to the sol
diers of the late war. But in my question a
moment ago to the gentlemen from Uhio, (Mr.
Morey,) who laid down tho proposition that all
soldiers sulfering from wounds or disease con
tracted duing the late war should havo provision
made for them in some soldiers' homo in addi
tion to the pension provided by law, my object
was to ascertain if I understood his position
properly, because, without now expressing
any opinion upon that proposition, if that is
to be done, instead of six soldiers' homes wo
would have to provide several hundred.
There- is another class of people not yet
spoken of here, who after all havo some
claims persons who are neither pensioners nor
inmates of soldiers' homes, but who on account
of inability to make, tho technical proof re
quired havo received nothing from the Govern
ment, although they served it faithfully and
incurred injury in tho service, and many of
whom now throughout the country subsist upon
IMPORTANT PENSION OFFICE OR
DERS. The following orders have been promulgated
by the Commissioner of Pensions:
Hereafter all claims for pensiou arising under
section 4718, Kevised Statutes, will he settled
in this otliee, to determine the amount of pen
sion due and to rchom it shall be paid in cases of
widows and children of deceased pensioners, as
well as in cases of reimbursement to those who
bore the expenses of last sickness and burial of
decedent. All orders in conHict with this aro
hereby rescinded in conformity to the opinion
of the' Attorney-General of the 26th ultimo.
Pension claims in which more than one dis
ability is alleged will be adni'tted when one of
the pensionable disabilities is established.
Order 57 is modified accordingly.
An attorney not having called up a claim for
a year shall not be considered to havo aban
doned the case if it appear that within that
time he has called upon the claimant to furnish
necessary evidence, and that tho claimant has
Before a second agent shall bo recognized by
reason of neglect of former one, tho agent said
to be in fault shall be notified of proposed
change, and given ten days to show cause why
the change should not be permitted by tho
ollice. This order is to be considered in con
nection with paragraph 25, of order Gi.
A VETERAN, THE SON OF A VETERAN.
Tho town of Acton can boast of being the
birth-placo and home of a man who was one of
Captain Tuttlc's soldiers when tho old Sixth
Massachusetts marched through Baltimore in
lcGl, and whoso father was ouc of Captain Isaac
Davis's minute-men at tho tight at Concord
bridge. It is almost a certainty that this is
tho only case of the kind in the annals of pat
riotism in America. Tbe veteran's namo is
Luke Smith, Acton Center, now about seventy
years of age, who passed through Baltimore,
and served over a year at tho beginning of the
rebellion, when he was between fifty and fifty
five years old.
Mr. Smith's father, Solomon Smith, followed
Captain Davis in 1775, and was near tho latter
when he was killed. He followed tho British
troops through all that day until they took
refuge in Boston. Mr. Smith w:is at Bunker
Hill, auu saw Warren fall; ho served faithfully
through tho revolution, serving at Trenton,
Valley Forge, and Yorktown. Ho was about
sixty years old when his son, Luke, was born,
aud died in 1S37, upward of eighty years of
With such blood in his veins, when tho call
for tho minute-men of 18(51 came, Mr. Smith
joined Captain Tuttlo's company, tho first or
ganized volunteer fitrco to report for duty
against the rebels, and, of courso growing old
as ho was, did good service for his country until
ho was discharged. He afterwards re-enlisted
under the lat call for troops for the 0110 hun
dred days' service, and served out the time.
Mr. Smith is a member of Isaac Davis Post,
G. A. 11.
This is a record of father and son of which
not tho family only, but the town and State
may well be proud, covering over one hundred
years. It is not possible that there can be
another such case in the country. Honor to
Luke Smith. Acton Mass.) Patriot.
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Answers to Correspondents.
W are ohllrred to nnsvrcr certain Inquiries of tho
sauu- nature in each luc of our paper. While we
cheerfully xiiniisniiiiorniauoii 10 suoscniieram una
1 . . .1... ...itnli l.ilm. lima . .wl r.
COllimn, Wt SUJJfJlSll. H, JJIUh mwui, in,"., .H.V.W-
pense may be saviid both to ourselves and to our
correspondents, if the latter and other subscribers
would keep a. tile of tho paper. They could then,
at any time, turn to the tile and probably find the
very inquiry answered about which they would
have written to us. We trust that each and every
subscriber will profit by this suggestion.
G. B., Pike, X.Y. The Pension Offico is now
calling for evidence in claims numbered under
oG3,000. Unless there be some delay of the War
Department you should have heard from the
number given some weeks ago.
C. It. W., Augusta, III. 1. It is impossible
to give the number desired, as claims arenot
allowed in regular order as numbered, but ac
cording as requirements aro complied with.
2. As stated in this column many times, in ap
plications filed prior to July 1, 1SS0, pension, if
granted, will commence from date of discharge,
or from the time right of applicant commenced.
A. T., Ka.vana, Mo. If the warrant was
lost, or is now in possession of the heirs, title
might bo perfected. It would bo best to state
facts fully to some good attorney and ak
M. B., Deatsville, Ala. From your state
ment you aro entitled to an eighty-acre land
M. V. R., Belmokd. M. Gelletto resides at
Vcrnondale, Minn. Wo cannot say why the
Senate does not fake action on the bill. You
will be notified.
W. II. B., West Unity, 0 If two disabili
ties wcto alleged, and claim was rejected as to
one, you aro entitled to pension on the other,
provided yon .can furnish the necessary proof,
and arc disabled to a pensionable degree by it.
F. K. P., Fortville, Ixr. 1. Xo. 2. The
mother could only draw S if her son was a pri
vate. 3. To entitle tho widow, soldier must
havo died of disability contracted in service
and line of duty, or the fatal sickness must
havo been result; of disability so contracted.
1. He should write to tho attorney, requesting
return of papers. We should be pleased to have
a list of subscribers from you. ,
J. W. Saijla, Kan., and J. B., Honesdale,
Pa. Your letters have been referred to attor
ney named, with a request that ho write to you
G. W. O.. Commerce, Mich. Claimant and
attorney arc both notified of tho allowance of
a claim ; the notice of rejection and call for
ovidence is usually sent to tho attorney.
B. S., Coal Dale, Pa. It has not yet become
G. V., Danville, N. J. 1. It would depend
on tho result of the examination. 2. Yes.
W. A. M., Imogexe, Iowa. 1. It is impossi
ble to say. 2. nis rate would bo fixed by re
port of the examining surgeon, unless the
disability was "specific." Application for a re
rating could bo made within a year. 3.
Incrcaso application would not affect the ar
rears. 4. It would bo better to know the num
ber. 5. We cannot say. 6. Thrco hundred and
C. A. L., Mantox, Mien. 1. It is expected
to. 2. No. 3. Beturn your certificate to tho
Pension Office, and request a new one allowing
the rate fixed by tho "act," giving date of act.
1. We are using the " Von Lacr Binder." C. L.
Lambie, P. O. box 300, Washington, D. C, is tho
J. WVC, Odeholt, Iowa. 1. You probably
refer to a Grand Army Post, which is a society
composed of veterans of tbe lato war. 2. You
should apply to tho Adjutant-General, U. S. A.,
for a new one. 3. We cannot from information
furnished give a definite answer.
F. C. F., Colchestkr, III. 1. Ho has a right
to ask for tho feo in advance, but ho cannot
retusc to prosecute vour claim mitil it-. ffo.i is
paid in full.
F. H. C, Todd's Point, III. See answer to
question 1, C. E. W., this number.
E. V. 11. It will havo to await its turn.
H. M. E., Ann Arkor, Mich. Ho would
not bo entitled under tho bill now ponding. If
his claim was properly prosecuted, wo are of
opinion, from your statement, that ho is enti
tled to increase under present law.
D. J. B., Madison, O. You should call the
attention of your agent to tho cvidonco fur
nished, aud ask him why it is not sufficient.
C. 1C, Yorkshire Wo cannot adviso as to
title to bounty without dates of enlistment and
discharge, and information as to disability for
which discharged. You should apply to a reli
Keniaininfi: answers next week.
&IT" We are at all times glad to furnish informa
tion to our readers on subjects all'eeting their inter
ests, but after examining our list 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, wo are com
pelled to advertise for the addresses of such as. aro
not in our possession. In order, therefore, to reim
burse us for this service, we shall in future mako a
nominal charge of twenty-five cents for publishing
each inquiry of three lines, when the address can
not bo obtained from the records. All replies
should be mailed direct to the advertiser, in care of
The National Titmi'NE. They will be promptly
forwarded. Ed. Tkihuxk.
Address wanted of any eommissiraed otlicer or
enlisted men wli served on the U. 3. frigate Min
nesota mSKyFreclk.Jk'right. .jt
Address wanted of Captain Burley, or any mem
ber of Company II, Twenty-fifth regiment N Y
Cavalry, by Wiu. Gardner.
Addresses wanted of Alexander Stewart, of Com
pany K, and Foster Cooper, of Companv II, Seventy-seventh
Pennsylvania volunteers, by Charles
Address wanted of any of the officers or members
of Company A, Thirteenth Connecticut volunteers,
who enlisted at New Haven in 1SCI-C2, by Frederick
Address wanted of Dr. Wallace, -who hiid"cbareo
of hospital :it Nashville, Tennessee, in leWJ, by J.13
Name and address wanted of the Surgeon of tho
Fifty-seventh regiment, renreylvuiiia voIuiuclm.
in October, 1(B. Iy A. 11. Sarvey.
Addies wanted of Lieutenant R. P. Ooodall of
the l-oiirth regiment, Vermont volunteers, by Clni.
Address wanted of General Frantz Sigcl, by Geo.
Addresses wanted of Drs. Pike, Vorcn, or Thorn-
Address-, s wanted of Privates Mnneer and Dalv,
of Company II Second Pennsylvania heavy artfl
lery, by ( has. IIolKTt.son.
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