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THE NATIOKAX, TBIBTJNB: WASBLESTGrTOlSr, D. C. AUGUST 12, 1882.
OUR SOLDIERS' COLUM.
A BATCH OF INTERESTING LETTERS
FROM THE BOYS.
Keeping a Close Match on the Closing Hours of Con
pros They Propose to Support hcir Friends nt
the I'oIIs in tin i'litnro Ynrlor.s Snhjpcts of
Interest to Comrades Discussed by the Headers
of The National Tribune.
AN GTTPrOKEN TKIENP Or THE SOLDIEU.
To the Editor National Tribune:
As a inembT of a Post of tho G. A. E. and a
SHlwcriwr of your valuable paper, I take this
way of expressing my high esteem and appre
ciation of tho soldiers' advocate and friend.
JLvery living man who foujrht during tho late
rebellion to preserve what our forefathers be
qHwtflied to ns through blood and treasure
sHonld Ik; a patron of The National Trib
ttne, because it is not only a sourco of general
jicwfl, but an able and outspoken friend of the
fcoldicr for his services in tho trying period of
our Republic during the four years of open
rcboilion. No class of people Iiavo a stronger
claim upon Government, or are moro deserving
of the gratitude of a Nation than the soldicis
who fought and bled to preserve our institu
tions and to give freedom to every bondman.
I would here say to every comrade that time,
as it rolls on, is fast thinning our ranks. Thou
sands ro dying yearly from the efTccts of
diseases contracted in tbe army. But a few
years more and none of us will be left to re
hoarse our experiences of army life. Rhylocks,
blatant for greed and oilice, arc- multiplying
around us, who are cm-sing tho pension laws
and the liberality of the Government in justly
xowarding her defenders. "Wc must, therefore,
cling together, as we did during tkc dark days
of the rebellion, and light for justice as wo
fought for the preservation of tho Government.
"Wc have yet in our bands the balanco of power,
and wo can make every office-holder and every
office-seeker honor aud respect it. Tut the
mark of Cain upon every Shylock, that he may
uevor grow fat in office. Let him know that
wc did not of choice leave pleasant, homes, lov
ing friends, interesting associations, and per
gonal interests, to endure hardships,,, exposures,
dangers, hunger, sickness, and casualties of
army life, but that such sacrifices were borno
for the love of country, and for tho best Gov
ernment on earth, left to our fostering care by
our forefathers, to be handed down untarnished
to our children and our children's children to
the latest generation. "Wc can do moro. Wo
all can write something of our army experiences
which will be interesting to the numerous read
ers of your interesting journal, especially to tho
rising generation, who will take a lively inter
est in war stories, which will impress upon
their young and tender minds a spirit of loy
alty that through all time will bo a never-dying
Honey; Creek, III., August 2.
WATCHING THE SENATE.
To the Editor National Tribune:
Having lost my right arm in tho late rebcl
liou, asd being a subscriber to your excellent
papor, I noticed and have watched with anxi
oty tho progress of the bill for an increase of
pension to one-armed and one-legged soldiers
of the late war, Tvhich so heartily and with
out one dissenting voice passed' the-'"House.
01 Representatives. Do our Senators think
that wc arc remunerated sufficiently? It is a
pity "that the rich, who need nothing, should
got such a hold upon the Senate and Treasury
of rhe United States, as to continually be reim
bursed, and the actual, needy sufferers through
life are sent away with a pittance, saying to
them be ye warmed and filled, while they close
their hearts to the necdy's cry.
Yours truly, L. J. G.
Greenfield, Iowa, August 1.
THE 5ENTINEL ON THE WATCH-TOWER.
To the Editor National Tribune:
I am a regular subscriber to your paper, and
I must say that words are inadequate to express
my appreciation of it. I consider The Na
tional Tribune the sentinel on the watch -tower,
the torch by night and tho light by
day to guide us safely on. It imparts and
impresses upon the people a pure spiritof patri
otism and true devotion to our country and its
laws. It will not be long till I can show in
a practical way my desire to continue and ad
vance your good work. Wc shall organize
G. A E. Post, No. 102, at this place on the lth
of August; will have about fort' members to
begin, with and hope to increase it to 100 in a
short time. I have lccn so busy that I could
pay but little attention to getting subscribers,
but will do what I can for the great work in
which you are engaged. I served in the war
for the preservation of this Union of States for
over four years, and I love it no lass to-day
than the day when I read the notice for the
first call for troops in April, 16G1, and then aud
there resolved to hand in my name and bear
my bosom to the storms of war, and this is the
kind of devotion you are. trying to-day to re
ward, and in so doing you will bo rewarded.
Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty, and a
priceless boon it is! God bless you and tho
work you arc accomplishing. And the expres
sion but feebly imparts my admiration of those
old warriors and patriots, J. A. Logan, P. B.
Plumb, Mr. Piatt, J. J. Ingalls, D. C Haskell,
and others, for tho telling blows they have
struck in behalf of the old soldier, and the
cause for which they struggled. Long may
they live and wave forever!
Respectfully, F. A. Niles,
Co. D, 49th 111. Vol. Inf.
WATCHING THAT FORTY DOLLAR RILL.
To the Editor National Tribune:
Permit a one-armed soldier to speak a few
words through your excellent paper. The
bill now before the Scnato increasing the
pensions of one-armed and one-legged soldiers
should bo passed without delay. We have tho
utmost confidence in tho editor of The Na
tional Tribune, and believe he will give to
its readers the names of tho committee and
all others who maybe concerned in the failure
of this bill. Let us have thcj'r names, Mr.
Editor, that we may deal with them justly.
Had this bill been introduced in the interest
of some noted personage it would havo be
come a law long ago. When the Congress of
the United States think that the soldiers are
asleep and not thinking, they are laboring
under a sstd mistake. We are readers of the
grand and noble vindicator of the rights of tho
hoys once in "Blue,'" which keeps us posted on
Ike action of Congress as touching the interest
of the soldier, and be it understood that who
uvor is to blame for the failure of this $-il) act
will mull the " patching," should he or they
over pop his or their heads up again for Con
gress. Comrades, let us keep our eyes on
thorn! The National Tribune will keep
us posted thoroughly on, this as well as on
all other matters pertaining to our rights and
interests. There has been petition after peti
tion sont to the Senate praying them to pass
this bill, and as yettheyhavepaidno attention
to it. Tuey have forgotten that it has been
twenty years since tho war, and that wo aro
getting old and feeble, and our disabilities are
growing worse as age creeps on. Some of us
aro sixty and some sixty-five years old, and
should the bill fail to pass, soon many of us
will not live to receive its benefits, should it
ever pass. With a firm and unfaltering ro-
liancc on The National Tkihuxe that it
will do all it am to gcttho bill through, wo re
main as ever an uncompromising friend to
The National, Tkiuunt,
Co. G, 11th 111. Vols.
Belknap, III., July 17.
"no equal as a soldiers' PArER."
To tho Editor National Tribune:
I havo been a subscriber to your valuablo
paper for some time; will try to get others to
subscribe, as I believe it has no equal as a sol
diers' paper. All soldiers and their friends
should take it if they wish to keep posted in
regard to laws that are being enacted for or
against their interest. Our lawmakers must
know that wc deserve and will have our rights.
We Siced the music of musketry and artillery
in our country's need. Now, "hoys," wc will
furnish the cartridges, in tho shape of subscrip
tions, to bombard our present enemy. All honor
to Yoorhecs, Vest, and others. Wo are proud
of Senator Ingalls; he is an houorto our young
State; we intend to keep him at Washington.
"Boys" of other States do likewise. Vote for
men possessed of principle, equity, and just
ice men like Voorhccs, Vest, or Ingalls.
Respectfully yours, H. 11. Mitchell,
Co. C, 1st Pa. Cav.
Monroe, Kan., July 10.
declines to canvass for hist.
To the Editor National Tribune:
Enclosed plcaso find an open letter to tho
Pioneer Press, of St. Paul, Minn., which I would
be glad to havo you publish in TnE National
Tribune. Yours respectfully,
Wm. H. Parker.
Lawler, Iowa, July 25, 1SS2.
Pioneer Press Co., St. Paul, Minn.
Gentlemen : I am in receipt of poster, also
your circular making a special offer to mo, as
postmaster, to get up a club of subscribers for
your paper, and in reply would say that after
careful consideration I declino your very lib
eral offer, for tho several reasons, viz.: You
raise a self-righteous howl against paying so
largo pensions to the maimed and diseased ex
soldiers of the late war, apparently "aping
greatness," or trying to get your name on the
samo pay-roll with tho New York Herald and
Sun. You cry fraudulent pension claims,
without pointing out the particular frauds.
I am ono of Uncle Sam's pensioners, one to
help make that grand list of national defend
ers that you and Senator Beck, of Kentucky,
seem so anxious to cast suspicion upon. Why
is it so? Did wc do our work to poorly, that
you think tho Government ought to refuse to
fulfill her part of the contract? I am very
sorry that I am not .better acquainted with
you, Mr. Editor, also Senator Beck. Think I
would have been pleased to havo had the com
pany of both of you at various times during
the war for instance, at Gaines's Earm. My
company went into tho charge numbering
sixty-two men, aud camo out with but nine
teen ! And at the first assault on Petersburg my
regiment numbered about -100 men. We helped
to drive back the rebels and took the two outer
lines of works, then charged tho third line and
were repulsed, and lost 101 officers and men.
Later on tho battle of Ream's Station was
fought; there I was taken prisoner, together
with some 2,200 others, and was held 1S2 days
at Libby, Salisbury, and Danville. Could you
and Senator Beck only have been with me I
think it would have taken some of your anti
pension squawk out of you, and your dear better
halves would doubtless bo on the pension-roll
to-day. Wr. H. Parker.
the inequality of bounties.
To the Editor National TniirnxE1:'
The increasing interest that the Government
and Congress are taking in tho soldiers that
defended aud saved tho Government is, I think,
to a great extent duo to the influenco of your
patriotic and philanthropic paper. 'I therefore
ask leave to express, through your columns, my
protest against a wrong that thousands of sol
diers, myself included, aro suffering at the
hands of the Government, and which I can do
the moro effectively by a brief sketch of my
service in the army during the dark and event
ful year of 1SG1, when day after day brought
new grounds for alarm and despair to the heart
of every true patriot in the North ; when State
after State seceded from the Union ; and when
the army of tho rebellion had augmented to
proportions scarcely paralleled in tho history
of modern warfare. President Lincoln called
for oOOjOOO soldiers, to enlist for three years or
during the war, and as an inducement to
enlist offered $13 a month as pay and $100
bounty, to be paid each man at the end of the
service. I enlisted under that call, and soon
found myself in the ranks of tho Sixty-third
Ohio infantry, commanded by Colonel John W.
Spraguc. We were assigned to tho army under
General Pope, which is all the guarantee you
need that we found something to do. In July,
18G2, while wc were in camp at Clear Creek, in
the State of Mississippi, resting, after a vigor
ous pursuit of the rebel army in its retreat
from Corinth, news came to us that Congress,
in view of the heavy expense of the war, and
of the fact that many thousands of the army
to which wc belonged had to be discharged on
account of disability, had passed an act depriv
ing all those of their bounty who failed to en
dure the service two years. I had been on tho
sick list a few days, when ray doctor informed
me of the fact, telling me ho feared my bounty
would be gone up. I remember replying that
I had no fear of losing it in that way, as I felt
so much better that I thought I would soon bo
good for a slopbuckct full of almost any kind
of soup; but my disease assumed such a form
that I was discharged upon a surgeon's certifi
cate of disability, and thereby lost my bounty.
I enlisted when there was no danger of being
drafted, and hence received no local bounty,
and but $13 a month, while thousands who en
listed later received a largo local bounty and
$200 bounty from tho Government, and $1G pay
instead of $13, which was our pay.
In conclusion, I will say I feel proud of hav
ing been a Union soldier, and I think with
pride of the munificent aire the Government
bestows on many, yet I claim, with a keen sense
of injury, that this great Government has
wronged me out of $100.
Cynthiana, O., July 30.
SMALL SHOT FROM COMRADES.
"The National Tribune is the best sol
diers' paper I ever saw, and I hope it will reach
every suffering comrade and not cease its good
work until each one receives his just dues."
Sidney Polmantccr, Naples, N. Y. "Every
soldier should subscribe for The National
Tribune. I would not bo without it in my
house if it cost me $." a year, and I shall take
it as long as I live." John C. Allen, Lanesbo-
rough, Pa. " I like The National Tribune
and will do all I can to promote its interests."
Frank H. Tebbets, West Epping, N. H. "I
havebcen interesting myself among comrades
to secure subscribers to The National Trib
une, and you may look for a list from me
soon." E. E. Russell, Bedford, Iowa. "I
take great interest in reading your paper, and
will do all I can to support it and aid in swell
ing tho number to 100,000." Jno. McCusker,
Mount Vernon, Ala. "I hope to see every
soldier and every soldier's widow a reader of
The National Tribune. With a subscription
list of 100,000 it can do moro for tho soldiers'
interests than all other agencies combined."
O. C. Bahcock, Youngsville, Pa. "All tho
'boys' speak highly of your paper, and I am
promised several moro subscribers." F. W.
Foster, Wales, Mich. " The National
Tribune is the best paper in America. The
Audersonvillo sketches are very interesting,
and they are true in every particular." II. T.
J., Versailles, Mo. "I think it is tho very
paper every ex-soldier should have in his house.
I admire the bold stand you take in behalf of
tho soldier. Congress has not yet done us just
ice, but wo hope with your aid to havo our -
wrongs righted." Wm. A. Miller, Oswego,
N. Y. "I will do all I can for your paper.
You are working for tho soldiers' interest, and
they should lend you their support." G. W.
Knowlton, Big Lake, Minn. "I am more
than pleased with your journal; it is edited
with ability and published with order and
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111. "Tho wife of an invalid soldier near'
hero has by washing saved $1 to send for your
paper, so much does she and her husband ap
preciate it." O. J. Graham, Lansing, Mich.
"Your paper is doing moro for the soldier than
all other papers combined. Your war sketches
bring the scenes of the war so fresh to my mind
that I can almost hear the roar of musketry
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derwood, Pitman, Ky. "I consider The
Tribune a splendid paper. Its sketches of
prison life in Andcrsonville arc true to my per
sonal knowledge, as I was a prisoner in all for
nine months." T. S. Donncll, Otloy, Iowa.
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ports tho soldier in all just measures for his
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"I want all tho 'boys' to tako The National
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tional Tribune, as it is our best friend, tho
fearless champion of tho men who saved the
Nation.' " Geo. Rcynick, Elk Point, Dak.
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cellent paper and tho philanthropic work in
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Mass. "All to whom I have shown your pa
per say it is a splendid publication, and wish it
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Ind. "I could hardly keep houso without
tho 'N. 17" A. C. Eberhcrt, Bradshaw, Neb.
"The National Tribune is a true friend
to tho soldier, and tho soldier is a truo friend
1o the paper and its Editor." O. P. Thompson,
Answers to Correspondents.
"Wc aro obliged to answer certain Inquiries of tho
same nature in each issue of our paper. While wo
cheerfullj furnish Information to subscribers In this
column, wc suggest that much labor, time, and ex
pense rnny be saved botli to ourselves and to our
correspondents, if the lnttor and oilier subscribers
would keep a file of tho paper They could then,
nt any time, turn to the file nnd probably find tho
very Inquiry answered about which 'they would
have written to us. "Vo trust that each and every
subscriber will profit by this suggestion.
W. II. McC, Swedesborough, N. ,T. "Wo aro
not acquainted with tho party named.
Sub,, Sparta. Wjs.-
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hut it is sate to assert that the majority-aro m-iV.vqijully as. helpless as one who has Joat n leg, and
rnmnlnf.. P. Son rnnlt- t.n A . f! . P.nM.nl 't in11"5? thf fllvor -' hungo of the law asked
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last number, except that 300,000 should readfc
370,000. 3. Being an experienced attorney, ve
should say that his statement could he relied
upon, and that little, if any, further testimony
would be called for.
A. N., Vermillion, N. Y. Tho claim is
most likely incomplete. .Your attorney should
be able to adviso you. ,
M. E. C, Adel, Iowa. If your claim is hon
est, and is proved to tlie satisfaction of tho
Pension Office, you can get a pension. If false
statements havo been made as to your right
thereto, you should request an investigation,
filing with your application reliable testi
mony as to the truth of your assertions. There
is no rejison why tho oath of a citizen should
be preferred to that of an ex-soldier.
J. A., Petersburg, III. Will advertise for
you, npou receipt of twenty-five cents.
E. I. D., Ridoeville, Ind. 1. Tho report of
the Adjutant-General would bo duo in about
six months from the date it was called for. 2
About five or six weeks.
D. L. W., Sedalia, Mo. Write to the Com
mander of the Department of Missouri, G. A. R.
Kansas City, Mo.
P. II. W., East Liberty, O. A reply will bo
sent you by mail.
G. W. W., Clarence, Mo. Writo to tho Adjutant-General
of tho State of New York,
Albany, N. Y.
M. W. M., Woodrurn, III. There is noth
ing to prevent him from disposing of the money
as he may deem proper.
F. E. B., Hardin County, Iowa. 1. Yc3.
2. Writo to tho Secretary of the Interior, stato
your army service, qualifications, &c, and for
ward with tho application testimonials from
influential persons of your neighborhood.
Sub., Derby, Iowa. You aro right. They
are being acted upon, and aro not admitted
until proved up.
S. M., Lawler, Iowa. Write to Mr. Jos. K.
Davison, 929 Chestnut street, Philadelphia, Pa.,
relative to corps badges, &c.
11. II. S., Potomac, III. Wo think you are
misinformed; wc never beforo heard our Gov
ernment was to blame in tho matter referred to:
. T. R., New Carlisle, Ind. Tho appli
cant would not bo entitled to tho arrears.
K. 11. W., Bainbridge, Ohio. Tho claim
would not necessarily bo rejected, but wo
should adviso you to furnish tho strongest
medical evidence, showing your physical con
dition immediately at date of discharge.
C. II. S., Cumberland, Md. Wo havo no
J. H. G., Tibbottville, Ia. Sec reply to S.
M., above. Wo do not find tho name of tho
pulJisher of tho Jlegister in tho Washington
C. H. S., Falmoutii, Pa. If your claim is
in tho condition you say it is, and has been
mado special, your attorneys ought to explain
why final action is not taken.
N. T. P., Concord, N. H 1. It is time that
you had heard from it. 2d and 3d. You do not
namo your disability, and wo arc, therefore,
unable to answer these questions.
Among tho measures sought to bo introduced
in tho House on Tuesday was ono by Mr. Chap
man, of Maryland, to pay Dr. Mudd $5,000 for
services rendered in behalf of tho soldiers af
llictcd with yellow fever at tho Dry Tortugas,
when ho was a prisoner at that place. Dr.
Mudd, it will be remembered, was tried with
Payne, Atzcrodt, Horold, and Mrs. Surratt, for
complicity in tho plot to .-issassinato President
Lincoln, and was sentenced to imprisonment
at tho Dry Tortugas. While thero yellow
fever broko out among tho troops, and ho aided
tho Government surgeons with his medical
skill. Of course Mr. Chapman's measure did
not prevail, and it may bo said that tho samo
attempt to give Dr. Mudd $5,000 has been mado
year after year for several yoars past without
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receive it, under the bill reported by the com
mittee would the widow bo entitled to that?
3Ir. Platt. She would only bo entitled to
the widow's pension of $d. The bill does not
change tho existing law in that respect. It
rc-cnacts the statute just as it is except tho
provision mado for exceptional cases.
The bill was reported to tho Senate without
amendment, ordered to bo engrossed for a
third reading, Tead the third time, and passed.
The above bill was taken up Saturday in tho
House, and after a brief debate was passed.
THE LOSS OF AN ARM.
The Ilonse Promptly Passes a Kill
for the Relief
of Certain Veterans.
Befpro its adjournment tho House passed a
bill providing for an increase to $37.50 per
month of the pension paid to men who lost an
arm at the shoulder joint. The debate in tho
House on tho measure was as follows:
Mr. Curtin. I am instructed by the Select
Committee on the Payment of Pensions, Bounty
jnd Back Pay to call up for present considera
tion the bill (H. R. No. 2713) to extend the
provisions of the act of Congress entitled "An
act for tho relief of certain pensioners," ap
proved March 3, 1S79, to certain other pension
ers. The bill was read, as follows:
Be it enacted, fcc, That the provisions of tho act
entitled "An net for the relief of certain pensioners,"
approved March 3, LS79, be, and the same are here
by, extended to all pensioners now on the pension
roll, or who may hereafter ho placed thereon, for
amputation oi either arm nt the shoulder-joint.
Mr. Curtin. Tho reasons for tho passago of
this bill aro perfectly obvious. Tho law now
provides a pension of $37.50 per month for a
man who lias lost a leg at the hip joint. This
bill proposes to extend that bounty to those
who have lost an arm at tho shoulder-joint. 1
do not believe that thcroare twenty men living
in the United Stales who have suffered in that
way; I know of but ono now in Pennsylvania.
Thai was a remarkable surgical operation some
times resorted to during tho war, and thoso
ivho suffered it rarely lived. The loss of an
arm at the shoulder-joint is certainly a greater
Usability than the loss of a leg at tho hip-joint.
Mr. Robinson, of Massachusetts. I have not
before me the law which this bill proposes to
imend. I will ask the gentleman if it carries
Mr. Curtin. None at all.
Mr. Townsmen!), of Illinois. I hopo thcro
will bo no objection to tin's bill. It is of simi
lar nature to one introduced by myself, and I
think it is very meritorious. I know of but
one case in my own district, and, as has already
been said by tho gentleman from Pennsylva
nia, believo it will affect but lew persons.
Mr. McMillin. Let tho report bo read.
Mr. Browne. If I understand this bill cor
rectly, it simply makes the pension of thoso
who have suffered an amputation at the shoulder-joint
equal to the pension given to thoso
who havo suffered an amputation at tho hip-
joint, i?37.50 per month.
Mr. Curtin. That is all. and there aro but
(about twenty persons living who would receive
any benefit under this bill.
Mr. McMillin. Either tho gentleman from
'Pennsylvania Mr. Curtin is incorrect, or a
soldier who suffered this disability is incorrect,
for tho soldier stated to mo tho number at a
larger figure than tho gentleman from Penn
sylvania has given. I havo no doubt but that
wo can find the exact facts by calling upon tho
Commissioner of Pensions. I ask that the re
port be read.
The report was read, as follows:
Tin? committee, to whom was referred ITouse bill
No. 2713, have, nfter duly considering the same,
conic to the conclusion that it ought to pnss.
The act of March 'J, IS79, gave to all pensioners
then on the pension-rolls, or who should hereafter
be placed thurenn, for amputation of either leg at
the hip-joint, u pension of $.17.50 per month.
llns bill .secies to extend the provisions ol Hint
net to all pensioners who are now on the pension
rolls, or may hereafter be placed thereon, for am
putation of either arm at the shoulder-joint.
The committee are of opinion that, taking cvery-
' iminr lino nccoiim. uic man who nns iosl an arm is
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There being no object
tho Houso for consid era f
ion, tho bill was beforo
Mr. McMillin. I desire to ask tho gentle
man from Pennsylvania if the bill is retroac
tive in its effect?
Mr. Ci'rtin. It is not.
Mr. McMillin. And carries no arrears?
Mr. Curtin. It docs not, and the original
law does not.
Mr. Robinson, of Massachusetts. Does tho
gentleman know whether there aro other sec
tions of the original act which relato to this
class of pensions than tho one referred to in
tho bill now beforo the House?
Mr. Curtin. The section referred to in tho
bill is the only ono referred to by it.
Mr. McMillin. I move to amend the bill so
that it shall tako effect only after its passage.
Mr. Curtin. I do not object to that, though
there is no necessity for it.
Mr. McMillin. It ought to bo so guarded
as to carry with it no arrears.
Mr. Curtin. It does not; but I am satisfied
to put that in if it will gratify tho gentleman.
Mr. McMillin. I niovo to amend the bill
by adding to it:
Provided, That no arrenrs shall be allowed under
The amendment was agreed to.
Tho bill as amended was then ordered to bo
engrossed for a third reading ; and it was ac
cordingly read tho third time, and passed.
It did not, however, reach tho Senate beforo
its adjournment, and consequently goes over to
the next session, when wo shall urge its passage,
together with other measures of relief for the
THE $40 BILL IN THE SENATE.
Mr. Platt Olijects to its Consideration and it
On Tuesday in the Senate Mr. Voorhccs roso
Wo aro now approaching tho certain termi
nation of this long and arduous session of Con
gress. During its existence many measures of
relief, or alleged relief, have been brought for
ward for our consideration. Some havo been
full of merit; in some tho merits havo been
disputed. 1 hold in my hand a bill passed by
the House of Representatives with great unan
imity on tho 8th of Juno for tho relief of a
class of persons tho most meritorious, in my
judgment, in this Government; and I am about
to ask th'o Scnato, as a parting servico toward
this excellent class of people, to tako up and
pass tho bill (H. R. No. 1410) to amend tho
pension laws by increasing tho pension of sol
diers and sailors who havo lost an arm or a leg
in the service.
Mr. Platt. I must reserve tho right to ob
ject to tho consideration of the bill. I should
like tho attention of tho Senate for a moment.
The hill has received a good deal of attention
by the Committee on Pensions. That commit
teo has been unablo to como to any conclusion
upon it. 1 think if the Scnato wero prepared
to hear my statement at length in regard to
that bill tho Senate would see that it ought not
to pass in tho shapo in which it is. 1 cannot
discuss tho merits of a bill on a motion to con
sider it, but if tho Senate desiro to considor the
bill I must ask after it is taken up a consider
able time to stato what are tho inconsistencies of
tho bill aud what its effect would bo. I reserve
my right to object.
Mr. Vooriiees. But tho Senator will not
object to my saying a singlo word. I havo no
purpose of rolled ing upon tho Committee on
Pensions. I do not do that; I havo no such
feeling. I havo waited until tho last hour,
knowing that this matter was being considered
by the Committee on Pensions. 1 think if timo
is given that moro can bo shown why tho bill
should pass as it passed the House, after careful
consideration there, than can be shown against
Tho psssagc of this bill will carry not to a
great many, for this class of lame people aro
dying more rapidly according to the death
rates than people aro aware of, but it will carry
to somo thousands of homes moro gladness,
moro sense of relief than half a dozen such tax
bills as we havo been considering in favor of a
different class of people.
I sincerely hopo that tho Senator from Con
necticut can sco his duty clear to allow this
'bill to bo taken up and passed, and if it takes
an hour, or two hours, or until tho hour-hand
of yonder clock is on tho figuro III and tho
minute-hand is ou tho figure XII, it will not
bo time badly spent in tho estimation of tho
Mr. Platt. I yield no man, not ovon to tho
Senator from Indiana, in my sympathy for tho
soldier, but tho bill in tho present shapo will
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add $7,000,000 to tho pension-roll annually. It
is only four months to December. Iheso per
sons all enjoy pensions now. I do not say that
there is not merit and justico in making somo
increase of thoir pension.
Mr. Ingalls. What rate have thoy now?
Mr. Platt. Eighteen dollars and $21. But
I do think that a hill of this sort should not bo
passed except when wc can have tho deliberate
judgment of the Senato upon it. Tho motion
is not in order; tho bill is still in committee.
Tho only motion which is in order is to dis
charge the committee, and to that I shall object.
Mr. Harrison. 1 am in favor of this bill ;
and while it may be that the deliberations of
the committco might suggest some amend
ments, or perhaps enlarge its scope so as to ex
tend its benefits to other classes of pensioners
equally deserving, yet I would bo glad if wo
could havo tho present consideration of the
Mr. Van Wyck. I unite in tho opinion ex
pressed by tho Senator from Indiana, Mr.
Harrison, and if I may be allowed, being a
member of the Committee on Pensions, to which
this matter has been referred, which is so ably
presided over by tho Senator from Connecticut,
I feci it is duo to that class of persons repre
sented by the bill to say that there should havo
been somo action taken on this matter. As a
member of that committco I am frank to say
that wc are not entirely freed from the charge
of not having fully discharged our own duty in
regard to tho matter. The bill was passed by
the other Houso and it should have received
some report from tho committee to which it
was referred. If the bill was loosely drawn it
should havo been corrected in that respect. If
there were anothor claas of soldiers who have
suffered equally as much and arc equally en
titled to consideration in the way of increase
of pension by reason of disease contracted in
tho service, which entitled them to relief as
much as thoso who lost a limbuthcn that mat
ter should havo been considered and they
should havo been added.
No matter if it may add $7,000,000 to tho
pension list ; no matter if $7,000,000 be taken
from tho Treasury ; far better that $7,000,000
bo expended in the way which is proposed by
the bill than tho additional seven million, and
ten million to that seven million upon tho
river and harbor bill, which was passed by a
two-thirds voto of both branches over the veto
of the President.
The President pro tempore. Tho Senator
from Connecticut objects to tho further con
sideration of the bill.
Mr. Vooriiees. Does the Senator from Con
necticut insist on his objection?
Mr. Platt. I do.
VIr;t Y,opRHEES.T Very well.
Mr. Platt. I'must do it. '
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