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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. 0., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER J, 1897.
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
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
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
by tho Woman's
throueh Past National rtoidciit ,iiiiuh
Wallace, Delegate fiom tho Woman's Keliof
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
"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
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
" 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
"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
"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.' " -
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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
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
" 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
"It seems to mo that this man, and others
who Eerved like him, ought to bo entitled to
admission in tho G.A.R."
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.
Reunion of Veterans Wlro Stooil
Shoulder to Shoulder in thtf
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.
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.
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.
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
tho Association .arc: V-P., W. J. Canon; Soc.,
Georgo" W. Hughes, Galena, O.; Chap., Thco.
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.
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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. '
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Inquiries Answered and Sug
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,
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
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,
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TOPIC FOR THI WEEK.
Electricity ami the Prorfss of JSIectricnl
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
tive hopes and
hopes, but a
cuds, and the
c o in i n er of
sands of doc
tors say that
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
"I have been troubled with indigestion and
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City, Knox Co., Ills., "for the last twoyears. I
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and look it as you directed. It did me so much
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It is the best medicine in the world for those who
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The best medical book ever published in
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Medical Adviser. Over 6So,xx copies of
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-Asa Kinney's invention Jbr the germination
and growth of plants. From a utilitarian
standpoint the latter discovery and invention
is of the greatest importance, as it may re'ola
tionize onr entire system of gardening and
ilomcultnre. 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
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
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.
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