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S3f&,S55ragi '-ewiw;? r-v-'idMr.rjm i-- sjjfwr,:a6g H 5f5PipSil THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. 0., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER J, 1897. l xy Tts Part in Hie National Council of Wonisn. V.l i:irrent'I : lln IJ"cMjt X:iliill5 3J)lii'K i.'miil Miottiiij; ' 'ho Ciin JMncIe 15y Nal2ni:tl I'rciUW nt Martin Jn tvi'CttinK I'Vature. Tho National Council of Women of the United State held a Feneu of ince'tiim". ex Icndins over four days, in ihc WonmiTs liu ilI iiij: of the Nashville Imposition, hegitinins Ort. tin. when representatives wero present of 14 of the uioto than a score of National bodies aililiateil. On l ho second day the- theme wss "The Rational Council as a Piomoler of National Patiiotism," led by Kate Brownlcc Sherwood, Chairman of tho Committee on Education in Citizenship, who was followed by Susan I. Anthony and oikcr forcible speakers. This ionic was succeeded on the pioirain by tho flag salute, jiivcu by Nashville children, which was arranceu by tho Woman's Department, throueh Past National rtoidciit ,iiiiuh 11. Wallace, Delegate fiom tho Woman's Keliof Corps. National President Sarah J. Martin, who is, a Vice-President of the Council by virtue of her office, together with the DeUgiilc, weie the oflicial representatives of the Relief Corps in attendance, another prominent member present being Louise Itanium Kobbins. Corresponding Secretary of tho Council of Women, who is Tfest Piesidcnt of the Department of Michigan. Mrs. Kobbius had just came from Koston, where she sent to press a Compendium of Coun cil Proercdings, beginning with its oiganizi tion, in 1858. It is an instructive work, caie fully compiled, and will be sent oil application to members of tho Ileliof Corps interested, without price." In Jt the aims and objects of the Council are clearly set forth, which is to secure greater unity of thought aud action in all that pet tain to the improvement of society, custojn and law. National President Martin presented an ad mirable report of the woik performed by the Woman's belief Corps, opening with ct.i dial grcotiup6, on behalf of her gieat constituency, a synopsis of which follows : EELIKr COEPS PUr.SIDENT'S ItKMARKS. "The great desire of the Woman's Relief Corps has been to prove itself worthy of the Grand Army of the Republic, and make their services so useful they could not be dispensed with. This little band or women, organized within tho shadow of tho sun capped summits of the Rocky Mountains, has crown to an army of oxer 1-10,000. Jt has instituted Corps in every State in tho Union, except one: in all Territories, and in tho District of ColutnLia; Las met iu National Convention in 15 of tho great cities of our Nation, and so legislated as to add to the dicnity of womanhood. "It has expended hundreds of thousands of t dollars for tho alleviation of want among the old soldiers and their dependents; itjias built homes for the infirm and destitute; it has scattered flowers over the graves of thousands of men who made it possible for the old 'flag to wave over a uiiitedcountry. "Its eligibility to membership is broad, ad mitting all loyal women of good moral charac ter; its relief is not for tli.e benefiteof its own members, but is held sacred for tho veterans and those dependent upon them. From the date of its organization to June 30, JS9G. it expended in relief the princely sum of $1,373, 111.42. "The assets of the Woman's Relief Coprs, as reported by the National Treasurer at Buffalo, amounted to $16,578.71, without outstanding debts, while the expcuditutes for tho year amounted to $164.720.i)", making a grand total np to June 30, 1897, of $I.537.S32.37. Total number of Carps, 3,223; members in good stand ing 142,855. "Figures are cold facts. The full signifi cance of the work might bo better estimated could it bo known how many homes have been brightened aud gladdened by the ministra tions of the Relief Corps women. A recant visit to tho National Relief Corps Home, Madi son, O., the memory of the cheerful, happy faces of tho Army Nurses and soldiers' widows pending their last days in peace and plenty, mil be a benediction in years to come. " The first 10 years of our existence as a Na tional organization was devoted chiefly to char itable work. Since that time it has been given up more and more to patriotic teaching, as much a part of its objects as the care of tho ncady. 0r efforts liars been rewarded by having iu many States the flag floating over every school-house, while the children of the land aro learning the true meaning of the Stars and Stripes. We desire to teach a broader patriotism than simply love for the flag and of the coun try, of which the flag is a symbol ; a patriotism that will forbid an unjust act on the part of our country toward other nations and other peoples; a patriotism that will cause other na tions to look upon our flag as the emblem of a great, just, and magnanimous country; a flag under which eTery American eitizen will find protection, and through which tho citizens of no other nation shall suffer wrong." PROMOTION OF NATIONAL PATRIOTISM. Mrs. Kate Brownlee Sherwood, iu her ad dress "On the National Council as an Agent in the Promotion of National Patriotism," said in part: "The National Council of Women em bracing, as it does, a score of great National bodies of women afiiliatcd together devoted to practical philanthropy, iudusttial pursuits, and social, moral and Government reform has within itself all the agencies for the develop ment of National patriotism on tho broadest lines. lo belter unite and solidify all the great redemptive forces of our country in one invincible movement to secure more intelligent citizenship should be the common aim aud object of every association, whether religious, educational or reformatory. "How shall we educate the common citizens of tti United States, the girls as well as the boy?, in a better knowledge of the duties aud obligation?, as well as the privileges, of Ameri can citizen-hip? This work uliould begin in the futility and iu the schools by teaching that every om who receives the benefits of an edu cation takes upon himself the duty of extend ing thi3 knowledge to others; that the man who gets must be tho man who gives, and that the Urgcr our opportunities the more binding it is upon us to g.ve like opportunities to others. Every i.rglectcd and degraded child in the darkest slums of our cities is a menace to the children who live in the homes of lnx uiy and wealth; and to this 1 might add that cvory child of the homes of luxury who is brought up iu solfishnefcs and exefusiveness is k menace to the child who dwells in tho slums. ' Wliat means the great uprising we witness among the women of these latter day6? What means the assembling of great societies, like these at the Tennessee Centennial? What means it that when women come together, iu numbers great or small, the theme is better culture, better thingb for life, both material and immaterial? What means it, if it is not that throuuh the conflict of ideas that has been going on, now in the pulpit, now in the forum, iiotv thiough the thoi-k of arms and the thuti deriug of cannon, now in the silence and through the still small voice that has followed the whirlwind and the the. groat truths have been released from the koupiug of the few, lo become the property of the many? " What have been the themes that hnve taken hold of the hearts aud consciences of the women assembled these last wcek6 of tho Ten nesseo Ccnuteuiul the Daughters of the Ameri can Revolution, tho Gcnural Fcdeiatious of Women's Clubs, tho Woman's Press Associa tion? They have ail touched upon ihe expan sion of woman's work along broad, helpful, co-operative lines. They have all urged greater efforts to improve tho existing conditions of things. They are all tending, like the magnet to the pole, towardb that high prize which we women of the National Council have set before us, and combined to achieve, through a con federation of workers committed, as our decla ration of principles says, to tho overthrow of all forms of ignoranco and injustice, and to the application of the Golden Rule to society, cus tom, and law. " i'he public conscience has been awakened. Our people aro ready to receive. Womeu aro great educators. Tho field Is ready for them everywhere. Will they cuter it, and through the great ageycy provided organize In every State an4 County, Town and Village, Into a powerful solidarity for tho extension and ex pansion of National patriotism? "National patriotism is not a mcro vord through which we may conjure up glittering idealities; it is not to sing songs and march in ,i processions on National holidays, or to utter $ toasts at National bauquets, or to profess au TE RELIEF GOHP isolations wrfc!isp rcr t"' flac that George Washington made. " Whai ws want to do is to begin in each school uuh industrial tr.-timne which shall tiMch th chilti that but vny stuall parts of education citmcs thiough the channels of the oyu and car; tuat through th; hand alono comes the genet of high invention aud benefi cent ait. Wo must te-tch our children to think liiuli thoughts through the performance of use ful nct. Tin good old doctrine of fair play mutt animate their every putpnsr. Wo must teach them, one and all, that no matter how young iho child i, still, it is a citizen of ihc United States; that he mir-practicH self-con-tiol. since no ono who cannot control himself is fit to control others. "Onr conception of National patriotism means tho founding of industrial schools, the institution of the kindergarten, the establish ment of manual training, the extension of scientific education, particularly alnag tho lines ol temperance, social purity, and politi cal leforni. "Woman has indeed awakened. Through vast immemorial ages tho 'Sleeping Beauty ' waited for tho Prince who should awaken hor with a kis. Hor Prince has come to her at last, and it is tho Prince of Peace, w'joso in junction isaliko to women aud men : ' Rise aud follow; the Master hath need of thee.' Jt has come to her iu greater foico and power, be cause her brother-, lo whom the message has also come, have been so busy forging tho iron and hammering tho steel lo slay their brother men tlnu iheir'cars have been deaf to the di vine call. "The National Council of Women, through tho medium of the great National societies aliiliatitd. can touch the schools at ovory point, and set iho forces in motion that shall place in the pulpit and the forum, in tho couuting 100m and the legislative halls, in the homes and in - every vocation of busy life, solid phalanxes of citizens, trained for the service of peace, in whom has been d the conviction that 'to bo au American is greater .than to bo a King.' " - FWs8wes&&i'li) &&i,&5s':?'ssj MiiiSfffei s!?Si?:rrsssxsu. -. r7r ? 'Qplt M ., ' iiB. war mtmSsBKMBUmMm'-w'y ' HBHHaVllH"'' ELL TORRANCE, The New Judge-Advocate-General of the Grand Army. Judge Torrance was born at New Alexan dria, Westmoreland County, Pa., May 1G, 1841. He descended from patriotic stock, his grand father, Maj. Hugh Torrance, having served with distinction in tho Rttvoluionary War. His father, the Rev. Adam Torrance, was for half a century adi3tinguisncd Presbyterian Minis ter. N He was tho oldest of1 three brothers, all of whom served in the army; tho-youngest enter ing the service at the age of 1G j'ears. Ho is also the son of a veteran, his father having served 18 months as Chaplain of the 1 1th Pa. Re serves. At tho breaking out of the civil war Judge Torranco was under the age of militaoy serv ice, but with his parents' consent offered his services to his country, and on tho 2Gth day of June, 1SG1, was enrolled as a member of Co. A, 9th Pa. Reserves, and continued in the serv ice until the eloc of tho war. His military record is n most honorable one. For almoEt three years hecairied a musket. Ho participated in tho battles of Drainsvillo, Mfchanicsville. Gaines's Mill, Charles City Crossroads, Malvern Hill, second buttle of Bull THE GHflflD ARIHY.- What Veterans Are Doing for the Good of the Order. J. V. S. Conover. Long Branch. N. J., writes: "Iu late issues of your paper you tirco that the numbers of tho Grand Army he increased I at least 100.000. This would be a large and de sirable increase It would unite tho veterans in their old age, and make the organization more prosperous and respected ; but it seems lo mo that all persons enlisted and who wofe hon orably discharged from tho service ought to be enrolled. " In my regiment, for about six months, we had a contract Surgeon, who performed oxactlr the same duties and shared tho same risks as a commissioned Surgeon. Tins Surgeon took tho same oath of allegiance, service, and obedienco before a commissioned oiheer. and subscribed to it in accordance with law (for a period of at least three months;, similar to any private or oiiicer, aud ho informs me that such was the case with all contract Surgeons who 6erved iu the army during tho war of tho rebellion. "I asked him to join tho G.A.R.. but he said that he was not eligible under G. A. It. rules, not withstanding the fact, as ho claims, that bo was .always under military law and orders; was designated in oflicial orders as and had the privileges of an officer; had quarters of an ollicer according to General Orders of the War Department; woro an otlicor's uniform; was intrusted with the same responsibility, aud iu charge and command of the U.S. General Hos pitals; and, also, that tbo Attorney-General of the United States gavo his opinion that a contract Surgeon who served in the army iu the lato war was in the military fcrvico of tho United States, and when his con t met with the Government was terminated that ho was hon orably ditcharged from such service. There is also a decision, this Surgeon says, of a Judge of tho U. S. Circuit Court, which recognizes him as a loldier, aud would entitle him to naturalization papers if an alicu after one year's service. "It seems to mo that this man, and others who Eerved like him, ought to bo entitled to admission in tho G.A.R." DKPAItTMET DOINGB. Adj't Wilbur F. Brown, of Lafayette Post, HO, New York City, has written Adj't-Gon. Thomas J. Stewart and Q.-M.-Gen. Charles Bur rows as follows: "Comrxde3 of this Post re ceived with cheers and expressions of com mendation the announcement of your appoint ments at Adjutant-General and Quarlermastcr General respectively, and tho statement that your services wero offered free. I was in structed to couvoy an expression of sincere ap preciation by Lafayette Post for your testi mony of truo fraternity in donating for the welfare of your comrades such valuable service and sacrifice of timo as the demands of these o dices require." The blood h the source of health. Keep it pure by inking Hood's S.irsuparilla, which is peculiar. ipEWlflG OIiD TIES. a Reunion of Veterans Wlro Stooil Shoulder to Shoulder in thtf Dark Days. -.'- Ullnnls. The 129th 111. met iu eighth annual Reunion at Pontine, Oct. 14, with 57 survivors present Besides 129th III. men there wcio present 120 other veterans representing 85 difforevt rcgi meiiis. Tho membership of iho regiment is scattered from the Florida coast toX'alifornin. Fifteen deaths woro reported by Secretary Winteis. In the evening a splendid Cum p tire was held. Past Department Commander H. II. McDowell being the principal speaker. Odi ccri: Pres., Dclos Robinson; '.-I, Homy Snidor; Sec, High Thompson, Pontiac; Tresis.. J. C. George. Annual meetings will bo held at Pontiac tho second Thursday of September. Jmlinna. The 13th annual Reunion of the 71th Ind. occuircd at Coesst-, Oct. 11 and lo, 8G survivors being present. The citizens of Coceso and vicinity gavo tho comrades a royal weleome. Cant. OrviIIe T. Cn.m-.Jo y."3 re-elected President and W. F. Reddycord Secretary. Tho next I'ounion will bo held at Men tone. Wm. II. Cattail and John W. llirshman, of that city, aro Vice-Presidents. The 74th Ind. was a three-years regiment ami saw some hard fighting. At Chiekamatiga it lost22 killed, 125 woundtd and 10 missing; Jonesboro, Ga., 13 killed aud 40 wounded. Iowa. TL2 Vinton County Veterans' Association at its meeting in Vinton elected as officers:' Pns.. J. 11. Wallace; V.-P., E. II. Colcord ; Sec, II. Scott: Q.--.M., R. H. Quiiiii. Comrades were present from Minnesota, Nebraska, Kau- Run, where ho was wounded ; Gettysburg, Mine Run, and other engagemnets. On July 19, 1801, he was commissioned Second Lieu en ant, Co. K. 193d Pa.; Oct. 15, 18GI, was trans ferred t Capt. W. R. Jones's independent com pany. 97th Pa., and finally mustered out Juno 17, 18G5, by reuson of close of tho war. At the close of tho war Judge Torranco en tered upon the study of law iu Pittsburg. P.i., and was admitted to practice in 18G7. In 1881 he removed to Minneapolip, and at once took high rank as a lawyer.- Ho is a universal favor ite among Grand Army men. and is legarded as one of the stiyngest and most useful mem bers of the Order. He has been Commander of John A. Rawlins Post, 12G, Department of Min nesota, twice Judge-Advocate of tho Depart ment, Commander of tho Department, and memier of tho .National Council of Adminis tration. For tho past 10 years ho has given a great deal of timoand expended largesums of money iu collecting a military library relating to tho civil war. Judge Torrance is a member of tho Minnesota Commaudery of tho Loyal Lemon, and of tho Sons of tho American Revolution. ins and Illinois. A largo attendance with many good speakers made tho Reunion a suc cess. """ Michigan. Tho Hit Mich. Cav. met at Kalamazoo, Oct. 13, with an attendance of about 100, among thorn Corp'l George Munger. who was conspicu ous for tho part ho took in tho atrest of tho Confederate President. Gen. B. D. Pritchard, Allegan, was elected President; Col. H. B. Robbing, Vice-President, and IL A. Backus Dolroir, Secretary. A Canipfirc was presided over by Comrade E. A. Crane. Col. Bobbins iu a short address eulogized Col. Bums. Ohio. D.ivid L'iken, President of the Association of Survivors of the Regular Brigade, Fourteenth Corps, Columbus, O., writes that tho Reunion held at Columbus was an entire success. Among tho old commanders present were Gen. Hen son Mills, Capt. Honry Hayward, and Capt. Thomas T. Baird. Resolutions of regret woro passed on the death of Gen. Frederick Town send, late of tho 2d battalion. 18th Inf. Tho next Reunion will bo hld at Cincinnati, O., during the National Lncampmcnt. Wil ring uic nauonai iwicampmcni. wil- J. Carson was elected Vice-President; s W. Hughes. Galena, O.. Secretary, and W. Blake, Chaplain. Other officers of liam J. George TIiqo. tho Association .arc: V-P., W. J. Canon; Soc., Georgo" W. Hughes, Galena, O.; Chap., Thco. W. Blake. Pennsylvania. The 26th Pa., 147th Pa., aud Kuan's battory, at Chattanooga, Nov. 15, when moaumenta will bo dedicated. The survivors of the 133tji Pn. hold tlioir ISth annual Reunion iu Industrial Hall yester day. Tho business meeting iu tho morning was held in the Hall of Cavalry Post, No. 35, and the question of the proposed monument to com memorate iho regiment's services at Kouoc acy, Md., was thoroughly discussed, Tho fol lowing officers were elected : Pres., Jonas S. Undorcuffer; First V-P., Charles Rodobaugh; Second V.-P., William Copplebcrger; Sec, Harry Fulmor, and Trans., A. G. Rap p. Dinner was servod in the large hall, which had been handsomely decorated with flugs and plants by tho Executivo Committee of women iu chat go of tho dining-room. After dinner a Campfire was held in the assembly-room of Cavalry Post, at which addresses were made by Gon. Louis Wagner, Gen. St. Clair A. Mul hollaud, Coroner Ashhridgc, and others. Tho Sixth Pennsylvania Reserves held a meeting at Towanda with a good attendance, and elected B. L. Kenoy President. Maj. w! H. II. Gore presided. Resolutions were passed on tho death of Secretary O. D. Lyon, and tho vacancy filled by tho election of O. D. Goodc nough. Among tha old officers present wero Licnt.-Col. II. B. McKcan and Maj. H. J. Ma dill. Three comrades were appointed a com mitteo to secure for eveiy member of tho Sixth a uiedal of honor. . . FKI5I5 TO IXV.Vr.II fcAUIES. A safe, simple home tie.Uinciit that cured me after years of suilerlinj with uterine troubles, dkplace nienw, leucorrhca, etc, heul lice to Ja-iiewwlili lull instructions how tousclu Addwba 3Iiw. L. II rover, faouth Ik-nd, I ml. ' PEfSBft 'POqiTEltS. i , . .,,, ., , Inquiries Answered and Sug gestions Made. fAll communicntlonfi for this column should be nccom'punied by the truc'imnic and correct address of tho inquirer., Tho icply. however, will be marked na mny.be desired. Ab attention will he iiircn to annnynfoiu Inquiries. If no re ply ie printed within three weeks, write iiffain. ""U. J. JL, Hot Springs, S. D. Invalid pen sioners drawing under tho act of Juno 27, 1890, can obtain increase on disability not alleged iu thoir oiiginal applications by making claim thereon, and under the present practice the in creased rato. if allowed, will commence from tho date of medical examination had under the increase application. As tho actual practice in ratings under tho act of June 27, 1890. is a little unsettled at present, it is difficult to say whether total loss of teeth would bo regarded as pensionable disabilitr undor the act. W. F. Wl, Millard Vale, Mass. A volunteer for three years enlisted in the military service in September, 1803, and honorably discharged, as an enlisted man, in August. 1805, was en titled to receive at discharge 75 Government bounty, tho balance of the $100 bounty, $25 of which ho was ciititlcd to receive at enlistment. If a discharge coi'tificate was filed in connection with a claim for bark pay, it will be found on file in tho Office of tho Auditor for the War De partment, Washington, I). C., tp whom a letter may bs addrcBsed. G. I). JL, Togits, He. When a pensioner under the act of June 27. 1890. secures tho al lowance of his claim under the general law at a less rato than ho is receiving, but ante-dating in commencement the date from which h has diawn under tho act of -1690, he may lako the general law pension from the date of its com mencement up to the date of the commence ment of his act of 1890 pension at a higher, rato. Yclad. Information is furnished very promptly by the War Department to tho Pen sion BurcHti, and a call for au "additional re port" ought not to delay tho case longer than a few weeks. IF. 11. J)., Orr's Island, Me. A threo years, volunteer -cnlinted in the military scrvico in November, 18(51, who re-enlisted in Docember, 1863, for three years, or during tho war, and was honorably dischaiged iu June, 18(55. as an enlisted man, should have icceivcd iu all $500 Government bounty $100original bounty and $400 veteran bounty. .. JL, Purchase L'iite. Pa. A widow pensioner who remarries. does not regain her original pensionable status by the death of tho second husband, but if his death is shown to be due to tho scrvico she acquires a new pensionable status' under the general law; or, if she re married before June 27, 1690. she may be en tiiled to pension under tho law of that date. A rejected claiin,for nejiMon may bo reopened at any lime if tho rejection is simply on tho evi dence. Addition:. evidence may be Sled or an appeal taken to the Secretary of the Interior. IK. 77. S., Eureka, Cal. The rato of invalid pension under tho general law? for double in guinal horiiia is from $i lo $14 per mouth, anil in exceptional cases a higher rating than $11 is allowed, according to the character Riid degree of tho complications. 1 bore is no prescribed rate for broken ribs. Jl. 0., Jieaumonl, Tex. Pensioners arc no longer deprived of their pensions bccaifsc of their residence in foreign countries. A. K. M. An invalid pensioner drawings under tho general law at $21 for lolls of siuht of one eyoand impairment of sight jf t lie other cannot obtain a higher latiuc unlts it can bo j shown at lenst that he U wholly unablo to and ioe not perform any sort of 'manual labor." J. III. Xapt, Cat. It is "impossible to say I.ow soon iiu order for medical examination may bo expected in a claim for increase of pen sion on pensioned disabilities, that has already been on file in tho Pension Bureau for six months. Sec reply to R. O., above. Unless you aro pensioned under tho act of June 27. 1890, tho evidenco of doctors as to treatment of dis abilities contracted since your pension was granted would bo of no benefit in support of a claim for increase on pensioned disability. Gunboat. The chances aro that invalid pen sion granted on a third application under the act of Juno 27, 1890, would, undor tho present practice, bo made to commence from the date of filing of the third application, and not from tho first application. IF. E. JL, Jloston, Mass. Apply to the Chief of tho Record and Pension Office. War Depart ment, Washington, D. C, for an official copy of tho act of Feb. 24, 1897. relative to tho correc tion of musler and difference of pay in cases of certain officers of volunteers in the lato war. G. IF. Clmsc. Co. D, Ibth Ind., North Landing, Ind. A pension claimant whose c:iso is iu tho hands of a Special Examiner of tho Pension Bureau can ascertain approximately when his own statement will be taken by inquiring of tho Special Examiner who has his caso in chnrgc. Veteran, Ortontille, Minn. Seo reply fo Sol diem' Jlome, Ohio, iu issue of Oct. 28. The Pen sion Bureau does not knowingly or intention ally older a pension claimant fo'r examination before a Board a long distance from his place of residence. If, after rejection of a claim for increase on pensioned disability, the claim is reopened, and on further medical examination isallowed, it is quite probable that the increaso will bo made to commence from tho last ex amination. V. I, Union Cily, Pa. An invalid pensioner drawing tho maximum rato of $12 under tho act of June 27, 1890, can obtain a higher rato under tho general law if it appears that dis ability of proven service oiigin entitles him to higher rato than $12. Unless a claimant is familiar with tho practice and requirements under tho pension laws, it is well for him to employ a competent attorney to present and prosecute anj claim he may wish to bring he ioro the Pension Bureau. The attorney Tee is dependent on success in all cases. Jl. I. When a claimant for invalid pension under tho general law is rated twelve-eighteenths on ono disability, fourteen eighteenths on another, and flcvcuteeii-eigliteeuths on still another, it would seem that he is very much dixabled aud will got a high rating, but not equal to the sum of his several ratings; be c.iu.ii, for instance, to obtain a rating of even $30 it nlust bo shown that he docs'notand cau uot norfortn any sort of manual labor. fir. C. Ju A duly executed application for pension by or on behalf of oneof several claim ants for children's pension is a sufficient appli cation for all tho claimants. Those who do not sign" tho application should file their correct addro'sos over their own signatures. J. M. Jl, Mymouth, Ind. Claims undor tho general pension law for increase on account of new disability require a groat deal of very good evidence to substantiate them to the satisfac tion of the Pension Buicaii, if there is no recoid or medical evidence of tho new disability in tho service. When all the testimony has been furnished that the claimant can obtain, aud the claim is atill rejected, au appeal to tho Sec retary of tho Interior is probably in order. When the attorney recently appointed iu your case obtains official recognition as your at torney, ho will probably tako an appe:il. G. IF. J., J)nndee, Mich. The act of July 14, 1892, provides a rating of $50 under tho gen eral pension law for invalid pensioners so dis abled -by disability of service orgin ,4as to require frequent and periodical, though not regular and constant, peisoual aid and attend ance of another person." New Subscriber, Camp Point, III. All ponsious granted by special act of Congress commenco froai tho date the special bill became a law. It is practically iupossiblo lo obtain any arrears of pension by special act. T. X. If., Wcthersjicld, Conn. A request ad dressed simply to tho Commissioner of Pen sions, Washington, D. C, should bring a pamph let containing tho pension laws and rules and regulation! relative to attorneys and tlioir fees. A request mado through a momber of Congress would elicit a piornpt reply. S. S. S. When in a claim for invalid pen sion undor tho act of Juno 2J, 1890, the Pon sioti Buraau calls for testimony after the medical examination has been had", the indica tion ia that a pensionable degrco of disability is conceded. But this is not invariably tho caso,-and in some instances the claim is i ejected on the ground of no peusionabledisubiliiy after the claimant has filed the testimony. J. D., Loclcpnrt, N. Y. In pension claims it is not absolutely necessary that tho marriage of a soldier's widow to tho soldior be shown by iecord evidence. If such evidence is not ob tainable, the testimony of the clergyman or of two persons present at the marriage will fciifiice. If this is not obtainable, testimony .should be furuished showing that tho claimant and sol dier lived togothcr as husband aid wife, so recognizing each other and being recognized as such. Church records of baptism of the chil dren aro also useful in this connection. J. C, Lyons, Neb. A' widow married to the soldier since June 26. 1890, would bo entitled to pension only under the general'law, which requires that the deuth-causo of the soldier bo shown to be due to his service Section 3 of the act of Juno 27, 1890, requires "that said widow shall havo married said soldior prior to the passage of this net." G. II. L Memphis, N. Y. By the statomont in this column in tho issuo of Oct. 21. that an invalid pcusionor transferred from ono law to tho other is entitled to the benefit of tho high est rato allowed him during any part of the pensionable period, is meant that if for a cer tain period he has drawn, say, $12 under ono law, and by a subsequent allowance under the other law he is rated nt, say, $8 for that period, and ho chooses to take pension under the last allowance becauso of tho higher present rato granted, ho is not required to refund the differ ence between tha $8 and $12, but is allowed tho benefit of tho higher rate for that perio 1. H: M., Schenectady, X. Y. For disability, in cluding sunstroke, shown to havo been in curred iu tho service.and lino of duty sinco March 4, 1SG1, pension i allowable without regard to whether or not tho soldier served 90 days in the war of the rebellion. All applica tions for pension must be filed with tho Com missioner of Pensions, Washington, I). C. who, if requested, will furnish frea the proper blank form. It is well for pension claimants to employ a competent attorney, experienced in pension practico, tiuless thoy aro themselves familiar with tho conduct of business before tho Pension Bureau. I. F. G., Stege, Cal. Tho 931,1(54 pensioners on the roll Aug. 31, 1897, includes pensioners under all laws, and includes widows, childrcu, and dependents. "BnowN's Bko.vchiai. Tkoches" relievo Thi oat Irritations caused by cold or usooftho voice. Tho genuine sold only in boxes. THE fliOYrL IWVfscSMl TOPIC FOR THI WEEK. Electricity ami the Prorfss of JSIectricnl Inventor'. The first year of the lDtli century was one of great excitement in the world of sciene. Ten years previous, Gnlvnni. while experi menting with nie'tals. had discovered that when they were placed in contact they had the power to excite contraction in the muscles of animals apparently dead. Following up this discoveiy Volta made an apparatus of metals joined together and acted upon by chemicals, which seemed to create and store up the power discovered by f.'alvaui, and which became known as the galvanic influ ence. This apparatus, in turn, became known as the Voltaic pile; and thus two men enriched the vacabulnry of science and immortalized themselves as well, in connection with the most wonderful force yet utilized and esti mated by the brain of man. An element which had been known to exist, as it played hide and seek with the scientist blindly at work iu Ills laboratory, was trapped at last and put in training to add to the tteasure3 of the world and the sum of hitman happiness. It was an epoch-making invention which took the world by storm, and pressed the highest talent of the universe into its service. Its first-born was the electro-magnet, which came in 1820; then followed in swift succession Gauss and "Weber's telegraph, and Morse's first patent in the United, States, both in 1833; DeMoycn's incandescent light, pat ented in England in 1811; Morse's first practical telegraph line, 1814; Foucalt's arc light, 1845; First Atlantic cable, 1858; Duplex system, 1872; Edison's Quadrnplex system, 1874; Bell telephone, 1875 ; Brush arc light and Edison incandescent, 187S; electric railway, 1879; long distance tele phone from Boston to Chicago, 1S.92; Niagara Falls power plant, 1893, and the laying of thq new Anglo-American cable, 1891. Since then announcements of scarcely less import ant inventions have been made. Among the most important of these em bryonic, marvels are Edison's invention for transmission of pictures by wire; Tesla's in vention for telegraphing without wires: aud A consump tive hopes and hopes, but a time comes when hope cuds, and the black shadow of despair forecasts the c o in i n er of death. Thou sands of doc tors say that consumption is incurable. Thousands of consumptives believe that there is nothing-much the trouble and that there is no need to bother with medicine." Both are wrong-. Consumption is the most deadly of diseases but it is distinctly curable. It has its inception, like all other wasting- dis eaees, in disorders of the digestive organs, and the first step towards its cure must be the relief of these disorders. Ninety-eight per cent, of all cases of con sumption .ire cured by Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery. Thousands of con sumptives have testified to their complete and permanent recovery through, its use, after they were given up by the doctors and all hope was gone. It corrects all disorders of the digestion, makes assimilation perfect, fills the blood with the life-giving elements that build up new, firm and healthy tissues, and acting directly upon the lungs drives out all disease-germs. It is a specific for all lingering, bronchial, throat and lung affections. "I have been troubled with indigestion and dyspepsia " writes Geo. II. Slater, Kbq., of Yates City, Knox Co., Ills., "for the last twoyears. I got a bottle of your 4 Golden Medical Discovery' and look it as you directed. It did me so much good I am going to getauother bottle and take it. It is the best medicine in the world for those who have stomach trouble. I have recommended it to several already." The best medical book ever published in any lanp:aKe is Dr. Pierce's Common Sense Medical Adviser. 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Experiments begun solely to test the action of electricity unon plants have proven that with apparatus -within the reach of almost every grower electricity may be employed to germinate small seeds rapidly which under ordinary circumstances start very slowly. Seeds thus germinated by electrical stimulation give a higher per cent age of germination than when left to the quickening processes of nKture. Electricity is stimulating in its effects! like light, and is equally effective in promoting growth as in germinating the seed. I And here is au anecdote'of Morse, the in ventor of the electric telegraph, told by Eev. George "Winifred JFervey, who knew him well. The two friends met in the Astor Li brary, New York, "one day, and Mr. Ilervey said: "Prof. Morse, when you were making your experiments in yonder in the rooms of the University, did you ever come to a stand, not knowing what to do next? " "Oh, yes, more than once," was the reply. Then, when asked, "And at such times what did you do?" he said: "I may answer you in confidence, sir, but nis a matter the public knows nothing about. Whenever I could not see my way clearly I prayed for more light." '"And the light generally came?" "Yes; and I may tell yon that when flat tering honors came to me from America and Europe, on account of the invention which bears my name, I never felt I deserved credit for them. I had made a valuable application of electricity, not because I was superior to other men, but solely because God, who meant it for mankind, mnst reveal it through someone, and was pleased to reveal through me." Is the work of the inventor inspirational ? This is a question which is very much dis cussed just now, since the hard materialism of the Ifc'th centnry, which maintained, with Aristotle, that there were four elements lire, eaith, air and water, and that everything that could not be accounted for was still some subtle manifestation of these, has been dis placed by higher forces. Science is more kindly now that it has been brought face to fare .'with things that cannot be weighed, measured, or bounded; that cannot be seen or felt, except through their msmifestations; that belong to a liner, clearer, subtler realm, the realm of higher thought. The inspired poets and prophets sat in the sileme and waited for the spirit to put words into their hearts. The inspired scientist leaves his dynamo and electric motor aud storage battery to sit in the silence and wait for that inexpre-sible something to come, by Avhich the riddle is solved aud the puzzle made plain. Two illustrations come to mind. "Mr. Edi&on, how do you do such wonderful things?" the great electrician was asked. His reply was: " AVhen I once get au idea I jnst keep at it until I have caught it and held it and made it my own." So much for an inventor whose system, after oO years' trial, came out first best in the iccent "Field Day" contest under the auspices of the Postal Telegraph Company, when the various transmission methods and alphabets were tried on their lines. Morse's first message sent over his lines; " What hath God wrought," was the mark ol inspiration which he placed upon his work. The great Austrian electrician, Puluj (pronounced Pillule), is conductiuga series of electrical experiments whidi, when perfected, are destined to revolutionize the lighting system of the world. Our present system of are and incandescent lights will become obsolete, and coal oil trusts will disappear from the face of the earth. The result, if Prof. Lodge, head of the department of ex perimental pli3'sics in University College, London, can be credited, will be that "if mechanical energy can be converted into light alone, one man turning the crank of a suitable machine could generate enough light for a whole city." The Puluj lamp generates intensely Roent gen rays, and transforms nearly all of an elec tric current into light. According to meas urement made by Prof. Elbert, a German scientist, a single horse-power of electric en ergy would be sufHcieut to create 4G,000 Puluj lamps. Puluj claims he can fulfill the conditions of Prof. Lodge, and if he succeeds in doing so he will have perfected the most perfect, as well as the most economic, light ing system in the world. T1IK OlIUM AN'O :IKIHI.VK IIAMT. "What Wo May do lo bo Sated " is a Httlo book, giving full particulars of n reliable care. Every person interested should send for it. Address Sir. J. Ii. tttei1icu, Dcjpt. F, Lebanon, Ohio. . 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