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THE " NATIONAL TJEBTTNE: WASHINGTON, D. C, JUNE 3, 1882.
OUR' SOLDIERS' COLUMN,
A COMRADE CALLS FOR A "BLACK
LIST" OF CONGRESSMEN.
lVliat Our Headers Think of The National Tribune.
Slantlcrfn the Soldiers From Way Bonn
South in Btxle A Slioncr of
a "bivck list" of coxGEKSssinx "vA2rnn.
To the Editor Kvtioxai. TitnnncE:
While wc jwcisnizo tho fact that Tin: Na
tional Taimrxn is a power in the land, yet in
order to malcc that power more effectual all
soldiers -who handle the ballots about election
limes riiouid co-opcratc nnd givcitthqir mi
diviflcd support. Admonish your Congress
men at once as to how they stand on pension
and bounty legislation. All that you require
to make your power felt is to put your feet on
the necks of the men who 0 to Washington,
pud vote year in and year out npiiini your in
terests. And yet you go on electing them all
the same. Tho Congressman in my district is
perfectly pound on that question. So I have
an easy task. Our losi-dators go up to the halls
of Congress, and sit on their cushioned scats in
perfect security, foigciting the time when the
enemy's artillery ahriust shook the foundations
of the Capitol : when those bravo boys stood
like a stone wall and prevented its capture.
They forgc-t what all this cost. They aro wil
ling to pay the man T.ho advanced the money,
but many of them have persistently refused to
pay the man who advanced his all his life's
blood to secure what we to-day enjoy the
graudouT of this great Nation, in the language.
f the sainted Morton, " cemented by tho Wood
and tears of fhe American people." Let the
vote of every Congressman bo watched on tho
pending legislation. LctTnn Tr.muxE pub
lish a black list of all thoso who prove recreant
to their trusts, so that every voter may know
who they arc. Elias I. Drake,
Co. K, 71 st Ohio Vole.
Centre vtlle, Ltcd., May 2S.
ONE GOOD PAPER BETTER THAN A DOZEN POOH
To the Editor National Tribune :
Tour valuable paper should bo in the hands
of every soldier of flic late war. Better have
ono good paper with influence than a dozen
poor ones with none. In The National Tjub
L'NE the soldier has an organ which I believe is
destined to wield an influence second to nt
journal in the land. We should take pride in
swelling its subscription list to a hundred thou
sand strong. A little effort on the part of somo
comrade in every Grand Army Post will ac
complish, this. I secured five to-day in a short
space of time, and will continue the good work.
Soldiers should watch the debates and votes in
our National Legislature closely in all matters
pertaining to them, and it would be a good idea
if they would keep a record of tho same for fj
future reference and guidance. Party ties
should be subservient to soldiers' rights. Wo
will get our rights when it is understood by
our Representatives in Congress that wo hold
the "balance of power in our hands, and will
pso it to secure said rights.
Most truly yours, P. S. Ganoung.
Seneca Falls, N. Y., May 25.
WHAT CONGRESS SHOULD DO TOR TIIE SOLDIER.
To the Editor National Tribune:
Flease accept my thanks for the valuable in
fonnatian your paper furnishes tho soldier. I
have be en .i reader of the paper for about four
or f.ve moist J s and I cann'ot speak too high in
ifN -iis; lor Ihc iwld stand it takes in the de
i : , of tin- right of tho soldiers. I see that
i : re-s l.as provided fora everything and
i ci ylmdv except tho soldiers. Congressmen
ti.t . h.tter turn their attention to the mon who
f-awd the Nation. If they would go to work
a..d appropriate money tq increase the forco in
the Pei.si'm OiT.ee ; then extend tho arrearage
acL of IST3 fromJnly I, 1SS0, to July 1. 1533;
pass the bill to equalize tho soldiers' bounty,
and also the bill to remove the charge of de
sertion from all volunteer soldiers who com
pleted their term of enlistment, or who wero
abfent after the 1st day of May, 1SG5. That's
what Congress should do at once.
Yours truly, A. Amjions,
Co. I, 51st Ohio Vols.
Guthrie Center, Iowa, May 5.
SLANDERING THE SOLDIERS.
To the Editor National Tribune:
Enclosed find .$2. Send The Tribune for
one year to the addresses given. Allow me a
word. I like TnE National Tribune" be
cause its a " true bine" to those who left all
friends to battle in defence of their country's"
cause. There are some now that call these
poor cripples, who arc not able to cam their
bread, swindlers and robbers, just because they
are not able to labor any longer, and because
they have called upon this great and good Gov
ernment for their Just durs. I know of poor
soldiers to-day that would apply for their pen
sions, but aro deterred by the foul epithets ap
plied to them by their enemies. I shall do all
in my power to get subscribers for The Na
tional Tkibune. Truly yours,
Wat. Y. Kellogg, 35th Mich. Vols.
BURDICKVILLE, M.ICH., April 24.
EXOM A COMXAI1K DOWN IN DIXIE.
To the Editor National Txihuxs:
I urn receiving my Txixuxk regularly, awl
am well pleased with it. It is what the soldier
Iris needed lor years. I Ma way down in Dixie,
win re there are no old comrades to talk with,
bat I ant sarroauded with con fed orates, who
are very kind, an treat all Union soldhjrs with
great respect. I have met several oonfod-rate
ot! 'tis here that were on the opposite from me
at Wksbanc, Guutown, and Tujk'Jo, and it is
mUlyntorffttfuK talk with them over the
old tattle scenes. They are all very friendly
to all Northern people. There is no bnlldosinx
here. The frcedmen all speak and votev their
ft'iitimenls without being molested, and when
necessary they speak very plainly too.
William Pursel, -1th. Iowa Cav.
Columbia, Tex., May 18.
A BRIGHTER DAY DAWNING.
To the Editor National Tribune:
1 am a subscriber of your noble paper, The
TifnsuJE, and I love it equally as well as 1 do
my meals, r.nd I must have it henceforth.
There are many cs-soldiers-about here, and I
mean to get them interested, and fend you a
club soon. I am well pleased with the Irold
stand you have taken and held for the soldiers,
aii'l the widows and orphans. Your rapid and
ueJi-directcd voliies at tho bondholders, and
the tieacherons prc.--s led by them, have well
nigl- driven them from tho field already. Then,
i. i.ii, your bugle-call for a hundred thousand
more pulecrjbers, in ordr to furnish more
uivderaiid shot, is causing such a hearty re
pouf e from all over this Union that our cne
u i. ej see nut little prospect in continuing tho
i-jr.U-st. aud are about to cross the lino into
C.i i.ii.i. Comrade Dudley and The National
X. wit'XK are a host when properly backed by
tbt iJoys in JJluc. The prospect a fciv- months
ajio vs indeed gloomy, but already we see the
tu inkling stars abovo us shining, and tho rays
of the morning sun sparkling on tho distant
hili -trips. Our Representatives at Washington,
who a few months since were blinded to the
Nation's interest by tho appeal of tho many
gods, now have their eyes open aud their hearts
in tho right placo again, and aro ready to im
mortalize themselves by doing justice to the
Nation's defenders. Wise pension laws arc
about to pass for the soldier.', widows and or
phans, prisoners, &c. Even our confederate
friends in Congress arc, many of them, in favor
of them. Yours truly, Wm. 13. Stauic,
Co. I-I, 34th Mass. Lif.Yols.
Reese, Micil, May 11.
RELIEr WANTED TOR THE MEN WHO SAVED
To tho Editor National Tribune:
Permit me space, to say a few words in your
excellent paper the soldier's friend. The
survivors of the la o war, though the least in
rank, wrrc the real heroes that won the laurels
of our country and wived the Nation's Flag.
Aro boudVand bondholders more precious in
the hearts aud minds of the chief ofliccrs of our
Nation than those who saved the Nation from
utter ruin ? Destroy tho Flag of our country,
blot out liberty and freedom, and what kind of
a government would we iiavo in its stead? It
took a mighty host of brave and good men to
protect and save that which our forefatheis
established, and to-day our country is better
o:T by having been protected. The foundation
for the relief of tho soldier is in the soldier's
favor, but the t chnicalilics which form the
guard makes that relief to many unattainable.
We bolipve in equa justice. A more speedy
settlement could bo made, and just as cheap in
the long run, by Congress allowing Commis
sioner Dudley more clerical help, which would
alleviate the wants and sufferings of many.
Yours truly, II. T. A.
Garnett, Kans., May 12.
THE VERY BERT TOR THE MONEY.
To the Editor National Tribune:
I havo icccivcd your valnablo paper, and it
suits mo better than any paper I ever saw
printed for the mon'y. It is just the paper
every soldier should take. I have shown it to
several of the " boys" who wore the blue, and
they say they will take it.
Fulton) Iowa, May 15. Wm. T. Sutton.
THE TENSION OTKICE TOECE.
To the Editor National Tribune:
3 am glad to see the announcement in your
most valuable paper, The National Tribune,
of the prospect that tho clerical forco in the
Pension 03ico will bo increased, for I know
full well how to sympathize with my comrades,
who-nro waiting patiently, though anxiously,
to hear from their claims. I am glad to see
that your paper is securing such a wide circu
lation, for it is what every truo Union man
wants, ex-soldier or not. Enclosed find $1 for
The Tribune for one year. I hope to send
more subscribers soon.
Fraternally yours, E. S. Scott.
Q. M. Serg' Bat. F, 1st Pa. Light Art.
Gibson, Pa., May 3.
HE MUST HAVE IT.
To the Editor National Tribune:
Herewith amount for The National Tri
bune for one year. A 'member of the Twenty
ninth Indiana regiment's band handed me
three copies of your paper giving an account of
tho taking of Cumberland Gap. and as I hap
pened to be with both the Generals Morgan
and Burnside's expeditions at tho tailing of
that famous gap, I found the narrative very
interesting. Was at that timo chief operator
aijd assistant manager of military telegraphs.
Am so much pleased with your paper that I
must have it.
Youis truly Chas. Leur,
U. S. Mil. Tc-1., under Cap. Sam Brush.
Bremen, Ind., May 9.
p.f , ,3 rT
THE PENSION BUREAU INCREASE.
To the Editor National Tribune:
I was gratified to see by The National
Tribune of May 20, just received, the favor
able outlook in tho Pension Department, and
trust the bill will pass as soon as reported by
tho committee having it in charge.
Very respectfully, T. D. McGii.licuddt.
Akron, Ohio, May 22.
VIEWS 01' A JOURNALIST.
To the Editor National Tribune:
As journalism is my profession, I 'feel com
petent to express the opinion that you are
making a first-class paper.
Yours in F., C, and L.,
Ben. D. House,
A. A. G., Dept. Ind., G. A. R.
SMALL SHOT FROM COMRADES.
"Two dollars enclosed for The 2A-tional
Tribune. The paper is in excellent shape.
Iveep along in tho same track." M. E. Stout,
Fanner Village, N. Y. "My subscription en
closed. Keep up thegood fight for the soldiers."
Dennis Cahill.'Mankato, Minn. "Send Tin:
National Tribune to the two addresses en
closed, for which find $2. I wish you every
success." Chn. C. Chamberlain, Middletown
Conn. " Every soldier should becomo a mib-
seTiber for. the paper that battles so bravely for
his rights. Col. Dudley appears to bo the right
man in tho right p'are." Ldw'd Gray, Bell
Centre. Wis. "The soldiers should all sub
scribe, because The National Tribune not
only watches their interests, but becamo it
watches those of our Omrrc-smen who, when
elected, professed to n our friend. Subscrip
tion onelovd." John Wilson, Pa.voli, Kans.
"The soldier has in Tiil Natioxal Tkirune
a vff.rm advocate at the Caj.ital of the Nation.
I hope yott may prosper i the great battle you
are fighting. Two dollars enclosed for new
salcriher-." C. 11 IVaeh. Bedford, N. Y.
" We think it the best soldiers' pftpr published,
and wish that every soldier from Maine to
Californit would subscribe for it." S. I'.. Stan-
h-y, St wart, Iowa " Po$t -office ,order for t-5
enclosed for new stthvriberi Keep on with
your noble efforts, and I will do more for your
paper." .1. W. Colli nan, Washington, Kansas.
" Enclosed find saitnriition for The Na
tional TxntuxE. Don't know how 1 could
do without it Thank Senator Ingalls and
othfrc of the soldiers' frionds for us; also Gen.
Dudley for his efforts in our behalf." .1. C.
Boston, Lake City, Mans. ' E-ciosed find -J
for new subscribers. I never fail to recom
mend The National Tribune to my soldier
friends." J. W. Donovan, York, Nfcbr.vka.
" Subscription enclosed. Thanks for the words
yon speak in our cause." A. J. Harrkins. Swede
Point, Iowa. " Every succeeding issue of
The National TeinuNe shows an improve
ment. The soldiers throughout tho Union
should, and I believe will, stand by you. Sub
scription enclosed." W. B. S., Lawtoy, Fla.
"One dollar cnclnied for your paper, which I
consider the moit valuable in tho United
States." G. M. W., Malcom,. Iowa. "Icn-
e!oe -2 for two new subieribers, making four I
havo sent you. Will do all I can." Alb'fc
Overmyer, Lintlsey, Ohio. "Allow mo to
eorrect a slight error. I do receive a pension,"
but not what I am entitled to. The National
Tribune is tho paper for the soldier." John
F. Foster, Gloucester, Mas,. " Your paper is
the chief among ten thousand. It far exceeds
my expectation! as an excellent journal."
Pardon T. Wright, Nopkinton, R. I. -"Post-office
order enclosed for ttro now subscribers.
Keep on with the good work. I welcome tho
risits of The National Tribune as I would
tho. of a dear friend." Thomas Fallon, Fair
hold, N.J. "Three dollars cnclosul. The
boys are glad to sec that you arc not afraid to
stand up for the rights of tho soldier." Wm.
Folks, Pfainfield, Iowa. "Am doubly in
terested in The National Tribune." J. M.
Holt, Quincy. Mass. "Seven dollars for new
subscribers. Hope you may get half a million."
Geo. M. Ellis, Oilman's Depot, N. Y.
A DRAMA OF DEATH;
The i;o;cantic and SrnsrtUor.nl Siory or a Suicide.
A recent dispatch from Indianapolis, Ind..
The body of Henry Hilgenmeycr, the youth
who suicided iu the arms of his sweetheart
recently, was found in the wools near Green
wood. The whole story of the suicide is ono
of tho most sensational talcs ever told. Hil
genmeycr, a seventeen-year old boy, and Ella
Miunig, two years his senior, at'.euded a Ger
man pieuic. Late in the day they drove away
from the picnic grounds in a southerly direc
tion. Monday morning tho horse and buggy
weie found tied to a fence at Whiteland, eigh
teen miles distant. The supposition was that
tho lovers boirded a train with tho view of
elopement. This was the gene nil belief until
noon yesterday, when the mother of Ella Min
ing reci'Ivcdu litter from llilgonmcycr intima
ting that the couple had committed suicide and
telling her what lie wished done with his per
sonal effects. Tho mother then recalled that
her daughter had told her that the boy had
been in a very despondent condition for several
days, aud that Ella had with difficulty pre
vented him from blowing out his brains. Date
lar.t night the daughter came home-in a very
forlorn condition. Her appearance indicated
that she had been through a terrible ordeal and
exposure. She was scarcely able to spcik, but
in adisconnected manner she told the following
sensational story :
She said she had attempted suicide by lauda
num; that Hilgenmeycr was dead and that she
Is ad left his body to come home; she dcelarul
that for more than a week she aud Hilgen
mcyer had been discussing tho feasibility of
self-destruction, and that at the picnic they
came to the conclusion to die together. The
1)03' lnid already provided the laudanum, and
when they drove from tho picnic grounds it
wsis to select some secluded sp&t to end their
lives. They drove to tho neighborhood of
Greenwood, twelve miles distant, and just after
dark they spread the buggy robe in a fenco
corner, sat down side by side, divided the drng
into equal portions, kissed each other, and'bid
each other an eternal farewell, swallowed the
poison cmd went oiTinio tho usual sleep. Late
in tho night tho girl awoke, and soon after her
lover was also aroused, both surprised and dis
appointed to find that they were alive. They
agreed to wait until morning, when they walked
together to Greenwood, three miles distant, and
purchased another supply of laudanum. Re
turning to the buggy robe in the woods, another
eternal farewell was exchanged, and tho boy
and tho girl this timo swallowed a doublo doo
of thepoison. Tho Minnig girl says that the drug
made her very sick, causing. nausea and vom
iting, hut that it otherwise failed to take effect.
r With Henry the result was different. He beiran
to swoon rapidly, and with tho remark, "Kis
mo gocd-by again, my darling," ho died with
his head resting in her lap and her arms around
his neck. After his death ho -composed his
limbs, folded his arms across his breast, and
coveicd him with the robe. Then she says that
she did not know what to do, and sho started
homo as previously told.
The body of the boy was found just as do
scribed. Tho girl is still very weak and sick,
but is recovering. She is tho daughter of a
widow. Their acquaintance began about three
months ago, and rapidly ripened into afl'ection.
Hilgennieycr's friends report that his people
opposed the union, and that for this reason ho
has been threatening suicide for more than a
GUITEAU STILL HOPEFUL.
In conversation about the case of the assassin
Guitcau, District Attorney Cojckhill expressed
theopinion that thero is but one move that Mr.
Reed could now make, and that Was n appeal
for habeas corpus. No court, he said, would
grant? a writ de lunatieo inqtiirendo, as it had
been said, would be applied for.
Guiteau seems to bo confident that Mr. Peed
will succeed in securing a respite, and, perhaps,
a commutation of sentence; but, like Mr. Reed,
he is reticent as to what tho next move will bo.
The feeling against Guiteau appears to bo bo
coming intensified, from tho remarks made
that it would not be safe to admit visitors to
his cell; that General Crocker and his officers
state that ovcr if ho weie awaiting trial, they
would, for the prisoner's protection, prevent
him from receiving visitors. A day or two ago
a man, who was very desirous of seeing him,
offered .?10 for tho privilege, and also $100 for
the priv'lcgo of pulling tho rope. Singular as
it may appear,' a petition is being circulated in
Boston asking for t ho pardon of Guitcau, on the
plea that he is insane, and it is said to havo
received a largo number of signatures.
PENSIONS TO MEXICAN VETERANS.
In the Senate on Thursday of last week Mr.
Williams, of Kentucky, rose aud said :
Mr. President, 1 tUq to makoan inquiry of
a committee, of the Senate. Somo two or three
months sinco I introduced in the Senate a bill
which was referred to the Committco on Pen
sions. It is a bill that I am very anxious to
have brought before tho Senate, involving as it
does, tho rights and interests of a very largo
number of mcritorions old soldiers, who aro
pr? Ming mo continually to know what is to be
the fate of the bill. I rise this morning to in
quire of tho "Committee on Pensions whether
there is a reasonable expectation of a report
from that committee in a short timo.
Tho Pkbsidknt jyro tempore. Tho Chair
would inform the Senator from Kentucky that
the chairman of tho Committee on Pensions is
not in the Chamber.
Mr. Williams. Some other member of tho
committee may bo horo who can respond lor
Tho PitnsiDRNT pro tempore. The Senator
from Tennessee (Mr. Jackson is in the Cham
ber, and may be able to give tho information
the Senator desires.
Mr. Williams. I do not intend my inquiry
as any disrespect to tho Committee on Pensions,
but I make it as an act of justice to my old
comrades in arms. I feci that if that commit
tee does not make a report soon I shall lie com
pelled to ask the Sonato to dischargo it from
the further consideration of tho bill in order to
t?,kc thojnll up and put it on its pasase.
Mr. JacksOn. The bill referred to by tho
Senator from Kentucky, in connection with
several other bills of a similar character, has
been referred iy the Pension Committee to a
sub-corwmittcc. The sub-committee havo the
subject now under examination and considera
tion, and will bo able to report some timo next
The Prrsident pro tempore. That I supposo
will satisfy tho Senator from Kentucky.
Mr. Williams. That is satisfactory, sir;
and 1 shall not make a motiou to discharge tho
STILL DEFENDING SECESSION.
Within the past fortnight the St. Louis Re
publican, the soi-dix.mt organ of Missouri De
mocracy, has defended Colonel Urodhead for his
refdsal to appear before a societj' of ox-Union
soldiers and deliver a plcisant after-dinner
speech ; ha-3 published Dr. Lawn's elongated ad
dress in defense of secession, .ind printed Brig-adier-Gcnoral
Frost's six-column anathema on
the Federal officers who broke up the confed
erate nest at Camp Jackson. Let us all unito
in calmly forgetting tho war, but beforo we
forget it let us resolve that tho pcoplo of the
South wero justified in their attempt to dis
solve tho Union. This seems to bo the doctrino
of the Missouri Jtejmblicau, the recognized organ
of the Democratic party of Missouri in tho year
of our Lord 1882. St. Louit Poit-DUimtcli,
i T J
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CAM I OBTAIN A PATENT?
Send a roiiRti sketch or (if yon cars) n model of
your invention tf) Jnoicc;i; ll. Jmio.s, n-liniKlon,
I. C. iiml a I'rcliniiniirj iXniaimstton will no m:vle
of nil Unitcit Platts Pntents of the -:uno olavj of
invenii.-xn'!, and yon will bp ml vised whether or
not a patent can liu obtained
Fur '.sis Preliminary IZxsiminatioii !XO
Clinrgo is .Mfidc.
What Will a Patent Cost?
If yon are ndvi-vd that yonr mvcnlinii is patent
able, -jcnd r-0. to pay fiovernment appliuation fee
ofi"), and So for the drawings reqmrol by thu
tiowrnment. Thin amount is puy.iblo when Ihc
applieftion la made. Tl.H 15 all of the cpoiie,
nnle-s ". J'atent i- nllowed. When allowed, the at
torney'" fee (i'Si) and the final vJovornmcnt fee (?20)
liy thetn terms you know beforehand, for no'h
inij. v. Iu ther yon are uoiyR to jet .1 patent or not,
mid no attorney's fee i- charged imloii you do j;et iv
An attorney who.fl foe depends on his success in
obtaining the J'atent will not advice yon that vour
MARRIED IN A DRENCH! MG SHOWER.
Kcr. S. J. Weaver, of Moutvillc, Conn., was
called upon a Sunday afternoon by a young gen
tleman and lady who desired to be married.
The Hceujo having boon issued in Norwich the
clergyman told thorn that he could not perform
the cereraonr, as the law forbids the use of the
license in any placo xceptins the town whoro
it was issued. Determined that such a provis
ion of tha law should not defeat their immedi
ate union tho bridegroom inquired if the cler
gyman could not cross the line and there per
form tho ceremony. Tho good minister as
rented, and walking ovcr the boundary lino of
Moutvillc, about foily rods distant, accompan
ied by his daughter, who carried an umbrella,
he stood beneath its protecting domo in a
drenching shower and made tho pair man and
wife as they sat in their carriage. Nondch
EXAMINING THE SOLDIERS' ORPHANS.
Tho twenty-ninth annual examination of
the pupils at tho Northern Home, Twenty
third and Brown streets, was held rcccntl: in
Philadelphia under tho dircction.of Ivov. E. E.
Iligbce, D. D., Superintendent of Public Edu
cation. He was assisted bys-Profcssors Thomas
May PeircC; G. R Mull, G. S. .Tone?, and Frank
lin Ibach. After tho pupils had been put
through their tasks tho anniversary exorcises
were held, at which addresses wero made by
Judge Trunkoy, of the Supremo Court; ex
, Mayor Fox, Kov. Mangasar Maugasarian, Kcv.
E. D. Ilarper, D. D., Eev. William Damn, D. D.,
Pv. James Xoill, and Superintendent Iligbce.
:vJrs E. E. Ilutt-er's gold medal for tho highest
marka in tho greatest number of studies was
given to Lena llador, and Mis Claghorn's gold
medal for the boy attaining tho samo profi
ciency war. given to Joseph Prosser. Thirty
eight silver medals were distributed auiong tho
other pupils. Philadelphia, Jiicard.
A LONG PENDING CLAIM.
Tho Sonato Committeo on Claims has re
ported favorably a bill appropriating $.'313,909
for tho lelief of the heirs of tho late Richard
W. Meade, of Philadelphia. Mr. Mcado had
large business intorests in Spain. In 1S1C his
property was seized and cither destroyed or
taken for public use. Ifis claim for damages
was subsequently adjudicated, and tho amount
fixed at ?:i73,S7!), which tho Spanish govern
ment ofTertd to Settlo by conveying to him
lands in Florida, When Florida was ceded to
tho United States claims of American citizens
against Spain were to bo paid by the govern
ment to tho extent of $5,000,000. Mr. Meade
during his lifo tried to gethis money, and
after his death his daughter continued to press
the claim. Tho Senate Committeo on Claims
recommends that 92 por cent, of tho original
clriint bo paid.
DEATH OP AN OLD KERO.
Brevet Major-Gcneral Geo. D. Itamsey. U. S.
A., died in Washington a few days ago, and wm
buried with military honors from St. John's P.
E. church, tho remains beinginterrrd in Oak
Hill Cemetery. He wr-s born in Dumfries, Ya.,
February 21, 1302. General Ramsey was one
of the lat links binding the present with tho
past, and was distinguished for all the high
qualities that go to make up the soldier and
tho gentleman. His father, who came of tho
famous Ramsey familj' of Scotland, was one of
tho original and successful merchants of Dum
fries, and with his wife, was an old friend aud
frequent puctb of Gen. Washington at Mount
Yernon. ilo entered the Military Academy at
a vrw early age, and graduated in lO, enter
ing the artillery. Ho served with distinction,
and in tho Mexican war went on the staff of
General Taylor. During the late civil war ho
commanded at tho Washington arsenal. Gen.
Ramsey was married twice, and his second wife
survives him. Among the very many distin
guished persons prcenfc at the obsequies wero
General Sherman, General Ilarcn, General
Tidball, Rear-Admiral Rodgers, Rear-Admiral
Ammen, Rear-Admiral Howell, Rear-Admiral
Solfridge, Rear-Admiral P. F. Sands, General
Meigs, General E. D. Townsend, Rcttr-Admiial
Almy, Colonels Dodge, Tonrtelotte, and Bacon,
General W. M. Dnnn, Msjor Dunn, Judge John
M. Douglass, Commander Evans, Colonel C. G.
MeCawley, Chicf-Justico Drake, Chief-Justice
Waite, and Serrotary Lincol n. General Sherman
and tho members of his stall', and many other
officers honored the dead veteran by appearing
in full uniform oftheirgrades. Adetailof oight
privates and a sergeant from Light Battory A,
Second artillery, wore tho bearers of tho coflln.
They aro nnlniag little patches of ground
about Long Bransli "Garfield Placo" and
"Garfield by tho Sea." Why don't they change
the namo of tho whole business from Long
Branch to Garfield, a far prettier name and
eminontly appropriate a commemorating the
only occurrence of National importance that
ever transpired in that part 6 New Jersoy.
M m ' - ' 1 .
"And will yon take mo, love ! " he cried,
"And will yon lake mo, dear?"
She turned her auburn head asido
And shed a saffron tear.
"Oh, Georgo," she gasped, "your Voico unlocks
The joy my bosom fills!
I'll take if you will baud tho box
Somo more of Foster's pills."
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ctth W& LAW
ZfS 1 'V jr
invention is patent able, unless it really is patent
able, so far an his !-it. judgment can aid in deter
miinnp: the jne-tlon; Iienee. yon tan rely 011 the
ad vivo fjiven after a preliminary examination is
DESIGN' PATENTS and the RKGIHTRATION
OK I.AlJJSLs.nml THAT) E-Yt AUKS ieeuied.
CAVHA Tri j)itM).irtd :md fiiei
Applieation for tho REIsrE OF PATENTS
carefully juul skillfully prepaied and promptly
A;plieations in revivor of REJECTED, Al'.AN
30M2D, or FOltf-EITJi:!) CASEri incidw. Vt-y
often valuable inventions are saved in th".-e ch.-be
Jf von lmvc undertaken to 5-reurc your cvn pat
ent and failed, :t skillful handling of the ea-e nviy
Kvtd to 5 11 coca. Send me a Tuition letfis-it ad-drei-"d
to the f'oi-iniisioner nf Patents th.it lie
recoijnijs? CiKoiu.n K. Ijrvo,'. of Vnhinsrton. 1.
'., as your attoinoy in th" cae. Rivinc tb-3 title
of the invention and .-.bout the date of fshmcyonr
applieafclon. An examination will be made of the
c.i-e, .iwl you will b? informed wliether or not n
palrnt en be obtained. This examination and re
port iriltrcost you no'hinff.
Intprferrnre Contest, arisins: within the I'atcnt
OLD GENERAL MORGAN'S SPRING.
The log calHn which Washington made his
headquarters when a surveyor in the Valley of
Virginia still stands intact over the spring at
Soldier's Rest, Clarke county. Soldier's Rest
was built by General Daniel Morgan, of revo
lutionary fame. When bruised and bloody
from the numerous fights with which he was
wont to celebrate court-day in the neighboring
town of Berrrville. he would retire to the old
spring-house, whoro his wife would bathe his
head and bind up his wounds. The old cabin is
now used as a dairr.
GENERAL SHERMAN IN THE CHAIR.
Thoie who would learn how to run a political
caucus had better take note of General Sher
man's style of presiding and conducting the
machino of the Army Reunion Hero it Is:
" The meeting will come to order. Ah, yes ! "
nodding to an officer about .to riso. "General
llickcnloopcr moves the appoinimentof a com
mitteo on credentials, taking a paper from his
left vest pocket. The committee will cousist
of General Hickonloopcr, Colonel A., and Major
B. We must bo speedy, gentlemen, in arranging
''General Smith did I sco General Smith
riso?" A voice. "TL&'s gone out for a mo
ment." "Well, never mind; it's all the samo.
General Smith moves tho appointment of a
committeo on resolutions, and it will consist of
taking a list from his right vest-pocket Gen
eral So-and-So, looks blank. That's not tho
committee, either. Tho list I "jnst read is
another committvc, and it will bo moved later.
Here's the right ono, reads it. Ton sco, gen
tlemen, wo get our young staff officers, who
have nothing else to do, to fix up these things
A voice: "Move to adjourn."
The Chair: "Oh, no use putting that motion.
Wo must fix. theso preliminaries first. I havo
three more committees prepared bore."
And so on, in choerfnl disregard of parlia
mentary practice, the General announces tho
details fixed up in advance, puts motions pre
arranged, ignores impromptu motions, and
"runs tho convention till it gets goings" and
then allows other voices to bo heard. And it is
amusing to him thus to play caucus chairman.
St. Louis Ghbe-Demscraf.
Answers to Correspondents.
Wc are obliged t answer certain inqufriest of the
fljim nature in each i?uc of our paper. While wo
cheerfnllj Airnlsh information to ubscribersin tl'ia
column, -wf "iijcycst that imich labor, timr, Andes
penre may bf p?.v;rt both to our-olvea and to-our
correspondents, if the letter and other sub'Tiber
would keep a fllo oftfte paper They coHld the,
at any time, turn to the file and probably find the
very inquiry answered about t-n'eh the- would
luwa written to ii5. W trut that each and every
snOcerlbcr will profit by th! suggestion.
J. A., Eureka, Cal. Your claim, from its
number, ought to be taken up for adjudication
m a ftr: months.
W. Fit G., St. Catharines, Ontario. 1.
Tho highest number of invalid claims now in
progress of adjudication is 300,000, and they
aro being settled at the rato of 2,200 permonth.
From these figures you can calctil.itc how long
it will ha before your claim is reached. 2. The
doctor is dead. We will advertise for tho other
two parties on receipt of twenty-five cents.
Ex-Soldier, Bup.nside, Minn. Seo pre
vious reply. You should inquire the cause of
M. C, Deposit, N. Y. It depends upon tho
number of the claim, and whether the require
ments necessary to complete havo been com
plied with. Seo two previous replies.
A. A., Whitewater, Wis. To the claimant,
hisrccognir.cd agent, members of Congress, and
heads of bureaus only is given the condition of
claims pending in tho Pension Office.-
J. L., Grand Tunnel, Pa. You will find
answers to your inquiries in this column.
W. D. H. S., Cherrtvale, Kans. 1. Four
dollars. 2. Six dollars.
E. C. D., Black Creek, Wis. 1. The pay of
private soldiers of tho regular army and volun
teers up to August 6, 1?61, was, for infantrv,
$11 per month; from August C, 1S61, $N per I
month; from May 1, 1SG1, and during tho con
tinuance of tho rebellion, $l(i per month. 2.
You or your attorney would receive notification
J. W. W., Beluast, Me. Land warrants do
not grant a certain piece of land, but are in the
form of a certificate, whieh is transferable, aud
can be located on any land subject to entry by
warrant. Bounty land applications a"d pension
claims are separate, and tho former are usually
settled in six months or a year.
R. II. F., Springcoro, Pa. From two to
G. W., South Ryeoate, Yt. Xot unless you
aro disabled for tho performanco of manual
labor at least one-eighth.
S. G. B., Rich Hill, Mo. Seo advertisement
in another column.
I. W., Fracfort, Kans. Your attorneys
cannot draw your pension money.
Mrs. E. Clark, Osceola Mills ,Wis. A re
ply to jour question will be fouml at tho head
of the " Correspondents' column" in our Isist
nnmbor. Two dollars for each child is tho
J. J. Rot, Blandinsville, III. Congress
authorized somo three years ago the orection of
headstones over tho graves of Union soldiers
who aro buried in privato and villago ceme
teries, and all persons having any knowledge of
tho burial places of United Statea soldiers in
Ollice betveen two or more rival claimants to tha
Mime. -object-nutter f invention, ntUridcd to.
jji-iil iiMiiIcs pursued in relief from udverae
.se.nvii' li'.r.'h- for title to inventions.
CVii:-. o? Patent'. furmVhed at the regulftr Gov
Tuinent rat.'.s. (23 eei.ts each, if subsequent to
J'-!; previous patents, not printed, at cost of
t opii nf'itificrnl TierorJs furni.-hed.
0,'iininas rendered its to scope, validity, and In-friii'ienu-nt
of P.itc nt-..
In ftiet. any information relating to Patents and
to property rihf-in mvontions promptly furnished
on the nio't reaonabl terms.
It-miend-.'-r, this ofike has hen in soccer-fill opo
ralion since IMio, and you therefore reap the bene
fits of experience.
Addrca.. with stamp for reply,
' GEORGE E. LEMON,
I .10 txi U 1 vLI , JLJ. Kj,
3-Ttefe.-cneo Kiveu to nctiinl clients in almost
every county in the United States.
private cemeteries, whose graves arc not marked,
should communicate the fact to the Quartermaster-General
at Washington, aud give tho
name, regiment, company, and date of death of
f deceased, if known. Of courso it is not in
tended to furnish headstones for graves over
which monuments have already boon erected
by the relatives or friends "of the deceased, and
if tho headstones asked for bo furnished and
delivered at the nearest railroad station, they
must be received and set at the exponsc of the
applicant. We send you by mail a form of ap
plication. J. S. M.. Montezuma, IivD. 1. If you will
send fifty cents additional we will send a copy
of Tun Tribune to any person you may desig
nate for one year from tho date of receipt of
the fifty cents.. 2. See reply to E. Corseliusin.
our last issue.
C. D.. Lake Station, Ini. See reply to K.,
Canton. Pa., in ours of the Gth ult.
Sckihe, Y. Z . 1. No. 2. We aro always
glau to read communications from old "soldiers
or their friends.
M. S. S., Belfast, Me. We think a presenta
tion of the facts to the present Commissioner,
with corroborative testimony, would bo the
proper course to. adopt. If the mother was
pensioned, and then dropped, an application
for restoration to the rolls should bo filed.
A. B., Warren, Maps. 1. Having been dis
charged beforo serving two years, on account
of disease, you are not entitled to any bounty,
"'Tnr.EE tee cent officers' tax." Will
"Dlorah" please send name and address to
KemftInlnj: nnswera neit week.
DR, FOSTER'S REMEDIES
FOR FAMILIAR AILMENTS.
2S"o. I. 150 OD - PUItlF TXG
A3TD INVIGORATING P1IXS.
For the prompt relief of
Ilcndnchc, J'jiIh in the JJ.iek ami I.Imb, a
Coated Tongius Tout wreath. JNortlarcd
Digestion, Yellowish Skin nnl Kyos,
Constipation of th- IVjwpI, Scnutl-
nes of Urine nl IHfflcnRy of
3iis!iig it, Xrfw Spirits Xrr-
ottsniua, Confaslon of 3Ilnd,
X'alpitfttlosnf the lloarr. Violent
ThroolWaj; at the 1'it of thu SM.m-
ceh, 1'aln In th 5J4!c dull ami nrlihtfr.
General Lnioltid and JLack of Interest
In Thing Usually Interesting, &c., Ac, &c
AVbencviTthls " jrroapof symptoms," ornBycon
slderable number oV Ui-m, art- prent, theo pills
afTortl crTcctive rclitf, usually within forty-eight
They are well worth tha notice of persona living
in mInrioU4 localities
For a more extended description of these pilte sco
previous nuiula'r of Ths Tkibusk and cireukir,
shortly to be i-aiied. anil 5cnt on riqueet accom
panied ith three-cent stamp.
Prlco HO Cents per Box.
"Without quinine; the objection to which is that
it cannot le Kivi n in tho Jare tloaes necessary to
cure ob?tiin:te ca.-e.- ot Fever and Ague without
leaving behind it a condition ot debility almost aa
bad iw the original dic.ie.
TIicm pilla cure Fever and Ague promptly,
breaking the chills within twenty-four hours in
tho majority of cie, nnd effecting a complete euro
usually within a week.
For languor. Io of appetite, rheumatic and neu
ralgic dijeomforts Ac., common in low-Iyinjr and
swampy localities, they are cllicicnt.
Pi-ice 50 Cents per Box.
No. TH.3ITTJ3R TONIC PILLS.
For condition' of debility resulting from either
mental or physical ovenvorkj, exhaust
ing discharges, or long-continued
These ril!s act on the nervous system throughout
the bodv. and at the same timo increase the appe
tite and'the tone and :xrr of the -toiuach.
For hard-working men and women, for wet
nure.and thonged, they are indispensable. Their
aetion is sustained and powerful. They are recom
mended without reserve, and will fulfill their pur
pose to the le'ter in every remediable case of the
diaorder to which they are adapted.
Price 30 Cents per Box.
Small sums can. be scut in postage stamps or ia
Kr.tno and addres of sender should be written
plainly, with Poat-olllce, County and State carefully
Correspondence is invited. Stamps should be en
closed for reply.
Persons desiring: special advice should send a full
description of symptoms.
Fee in thc.-i cases, Uwe Dollar.
D. L. FOSTER, M. D.f
1001 South 20th Street,
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