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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. C, ' THURSDAY, MAY 12, 1898 -TWELVE PAGES.
PEJSI0J POINTERS. Inquiries Answered and Sug gestions Made. FAll communications for this column should be Accompanied b the true name and correct address of the inquiier. The reply, however, will be marked as may be desired. No attention will be given to anonymous inquiries, li no le lly is piintcd within three weeks, write nvmn.l J. R. J., Kansas City, Kan. There are n fixed rates for any of the disabilities you name. The highest rate allowable under (he act of .Tune 27, 1UK), ia.S12. To obtain a higher rating it must be shown to the satisfaction of the Pension Bureau that the disabilities were incurred in the serv ice and line of duty. H. A. S., Eldon, Mo. When additional testimony is tiled in a rejected pension claim after an appeal has been taken to the Secretary of the Interior, the evidence must first be considered by the Pension Bureau. The Hoard of Pension Appeals appears to be five or six months in arrears with the business before it. 13. E. W.- If the disability of which the soldier died can be shown to be due to the -ervice and line of duty the widow can ob tain pension under the general law. It docs not matter that the soldier was not pensioned under the general law. '1 he Commissioner of Pensions furnishes free, on application, suitable forms on which to make application for pension, but few claimants are able to successfully carry through the prosecution of a pension claim, and, experience shows that it is bet ter to employ a competent attorney at the outset not a lawyer merely, but an at torney thoroughly experienced in pension practice. The attorney's fee is moderate, and wholly dependent upon the success of the claim. H. E. 13., Union City, Pa. Ninety days service during the war of the rebellion is requ:rcd "n all claims for invalid persion filed under the act of June 27, IS 0, without recard to the nature of the disability njlegcd and whether or not the alleged dis ability was as a matter of fact incurred n the service. F. L. C, North Star, Mich. "When an in valid pension claim, rejected by the Pen sion Bureau, is reopened by the .Secretary of the Interior o:i appeal, it is usually or dered allowed. No further medical exami nation would Le likely to be ordered by the Commissioner of Pensions unless such course was suggested by the Secretary. M. .. M., Bentlcyville, Pa. The accrued pensii n of a person pensioned as a depend ent pa ent is not payable on his or her de cease, except in case the pensioner left in--suflicient assets to cover the expenses of last illness ana tnmal. the widow ol a person pensioned as dependent father would not be entitled to his accrued pen sion, except as above. F. E.. Mcdford, Mass. Under section 47CG, Revised Statutes, as amended by the act of Aug. , 1682, the Commissioner of Pensions may, in his discretion, if an invalid pensioner is "imprisoned ;is r un ishment for offenses against the laws," cause the pension to be paid to the wife (she being of gocd character) upon her properK executed voucher; r, if there is no wife, then to the puirclian of the chil dren, upon the properly executed toucher of such guardian. A divorced wife dees not have this light. T'oi i.ir vu:d the wife or the guardian f tl ? c" i!'r":i be obliged to receive !,c ' " ::inst their will. If a re".sincr L. is to draw for three years he is d.jp;cd frtm the pension-roll. Within that i cried l-c r. :;, hold his voucher as long as he w: I.es. W. O., Beverly, Jla-s. "Veteran volun teers," in a strict sense, were thtse who after a previous service in the military forces of the United Slates of not less than nine xncntlis, from which they re ceived an honorable discharge re-enlisted before April 2, 18Gi, as volunteers for three years. Napoleon reached St- Helena in exile on Oct. Ifi, 1815. E. F., Eslcridge. Kan. Invalid pension granted under the general law should commence from the date of the soldier's discharge, if the disability on which pen sion is granted was claimed on m due form by application filed in the Pension Bureau before July 1, 18S0. When an in valid pensioner drawing under the gen eral law applies for pension under the act of June 27, ISliO, the pension granted thereunder would date from the filing of his application, and not from the date of medical examination. D.N. II., Gloversville, N. T. The ad ditional bounty law expired by limitation on July 1, 1SS0. I?. H. F., Vanceburg, Ky. See reply to 13. E. W., alove. It is not material that the soldier himself never applied for pen sion. I.. S. H., Vevay, Ind. The widow of an invalid pensioner is entitled in her own right to all accrued pension due an invalid pensioner at the date of his death. This applies as well to pension due on an in crease claim pending at his death as to the pension due on the certificate which he held at death. The pension is not part of the estate, and is not subject to division among the heirs other than he widow. J. H. S., Yaughans, Miss. The Board of Pension Appeals of the Interior Depart ment appears to be over five months in arrears with its work. L. C. D., Rolfe, Iowa. If it is desired to ascertain, with greater particularity than is usually vouchsafed the claimant or his attorney, the precise grounds of rejection of a pension claim, the best means for pro curing this information would be an in quiry made by a member of Congress. J. C. 13., Hastings, Mich. The pension of an invalid pensioner can be paid to his wife, in his lifetime, only in case he is insane or in prison. The fact that the soldier had abandoned his wife and was living apart from her would not entitle the wife to his pension. Mrs. J. P. J., Eldora, Iowa. A remarried widow may claim and obtain widow's pen sion under the general law for the period from the date. of the soldier's death to the date of her remarriage. The pension for that period belongs to her and does not go to the children under 16 unless she should die without obtaining such pension. The children of the soldier under 16 at her re marriage would be entitled to pension under the general law from the date of her remarriage until they become 16. An ap plication made by the widow before re marriage, for widow's pension under the act of June 27, 1890, would not benefit the children. A separate application must "be made by the children, and if thev are now over 16, they have lost their rights under the act of 1890. 13. S., Livonia Station, N. Y. When a pension claim is rejected, the better course is to appeal to the Secretary of the Interior instead of having the case called up in the Pension Bureau by a member of Congress. If an appeal properly describes the case and states the grounds of objection to the action of the Pension Bureau, it will be considered. W. II. M., Decatur, Ind. Your former inquiry lor uns column lias not been re ceived. F. E. W., Willits, Gil. It is not essential that a pensioner residing or sojourning in a foreign country execute his voucher be fore a United States Consul. He may execute it before any officer authorized to administer oaths for general purposes and forward the voucher to the nearest United States Consul for a certificate of the ollicial character of the officer before whom the voucher was executed. XV. G., Bonner Springs, Kan. A soldier claiming invalid pension under the gen eral law as First Lieutenant and having an aggregate rating by the Examining Board of "4-2 ' will be likely to obtain $17. If his disablement in consequence of established disabilities of service origin is regarded as equivalent in degree for the loss of a hand or foot, he will be rated at S21. C. J. II., Mattapan, Mass. The rate of invalid pension under the general law for nearly total loss of sight would be not less than S30, and might be S50 or $72, accord ing to the degree of sight remaining. II. B. The ex-slave pension bill is a delusion. Such a bill was introduced in the last Congress through the instrument ality of an individual who seemed to think that the ex-slaves should be "supported" by the "wealthy North." There is not the remotest possibility of any such plan as is Hioposeu lor me ex -slave bill being enacted Into law. H. M. I., Parksville, N. Y. An invalid pensioner accepted into the military or naval service of the United States would be debarred from drawing pension for the period of such service. Mrs. B. S., Carrollton, Miss. Death from an over-dose of opiates, taken on account of disability of service origin, is not gen erally regarded as conferring pensionable title under the general law on the widow of the soldier. The circumstances of death would not, however, affect her title to widow's pension under the act of June 27, 1890. C. W. M., Frankfort, Ky. A soldier of the Regular Army, engaged for not less than 14 days in 1853, before March 3, in the suppression of the Utah, Apache, or Na vajo Indians disturbances would be en titled to a bounty and warrant for 160 acres. B. P. D., Bangor, Me. It is not true that no soldier can obtain invalid pension under the general law without a hospital record. Nor is it true that an increase of invalid pension under the general law can not be obtained. Examining Surgeons are instructed to rate on each disability found, not to state what rate of pension they think the applicant is entitled to. The rating is generally on the basis of 18, and the rat ings are indicated as 2-18, 6-18. 8-18, etc. The Pension Bureau determines from the ratings and the description of the claim ant's condition what rate of pension is probably proper. F. D., McKeen, 111. Except as to claim for increase on pensioned disability, there is no limit as to time within which a re jection may be contested. J. A. T.. Carthage, Mo. An invalid pen sioner drawing S12 under the act of June 27, 1890, cannot obtain a higher rating un less he can establish service origin of dis ability, which alone will entitle him to more than S12. He cannot hold his pension under the act of 1890 and draw at the same time additional pension under the general law on disability proven to be due to the service. M. B. Wolcottvillc, Ind. A rejected claim ordered reopened by the Secretary of the TflE GftHflD fltflY. What Veterans Are Doing Good of the Order. for the KENTUCKY AFFAIRS. The iGth annual Encampment of the Department of Kentucky will convene at Bowling Green, MayfS. Extensive prepa rations are being made for the entertain ment of visitors, and the rate of one faro for the round trip granted by all railroads will result in a large attendance. The W.R.C. and Ladies of the G.A.R. meet at the same time. Commander A. J. Tharp calls attention to the fact that under the law of Kentucky it is a misdemeanor to wear s.ny emble'm, such as a badire or button, that represents an Order to which the party does not be long. It is requested thai Post Command ers do all in their power to prevent com rades dropped from the rolls of the Depart ment from wearing any of the G.A.I?, em blems. The Commander thinks that a comrade w ho does not love the principles of the Order ell enough to pay his per capita tax and remain in good standing in his Post should not want to wear the hon ored emblem of the Order. In order that the Department may be fully represented in the work of establish ing a park at Vicksburg, Commander Tharp has apro'nicd O. A. Reynolds, W. II. Har ton, and Henry S. Cohn a committee to bring the matter to the attention of Con gress. nun's voicn von "wail Ncrman Ives, Commander of the Depart ment of Utah, Ogden, Utah, has written the Secretary of War as follows- "1 have KANSAS ENCAMPMENT. The recent Encampment of the Kansas Department at Wichita, was the most suc cessful held for many years. The attend ance of G.A.R. men was large, while the allied Orders which met in the city at the same time increased the interest in all social events connected with the big Reunion. Commander Theo. Botkin presided. He read an interesting report dealing largely wnn tne ti.A.K. affairs ot the Stale and with the pension question. The big parade was a feature of the second day. The election of officers resulted: Com., D. Wr. Eastman, Emporia; S.V.C., Benj. Eagan, Ellsworth; J. V.-C. T. A.Morrison, Winfield; Chap.. B. F. Parker, Clay Center; Surg., Dr. C. C. Furley, Wichita. The following telegram was sent to Presi sident McKinlbv; " Comrade W'lliam "McKinley, President of the- United States, Washington, D. C. : Your comrades of the Grand Army of the Republic of Kansas, in. annual Encamp ment assembled, send greeting and beg to assure you of their entire confidence and unswerving support, and that they will re spond to your call with the same alacrity with whiqh wc answered honest Father Abraham Lincoln in the davs of '61." Nature's Cure for the Kidneys and Bladder AND URIC ACID OR RHEUMATIC CONDITIONS. THE WONDERFUL KAVA-KAVA SHRUB. the honor to offer, and do hereby tender. the services of the veterans Of the Depart ment of Utah, G.A.R., and so many vet erans of the late war of either s'de as we may be able to enlist for duty in protecting DEPARTMENT COMMANDERS OF THE G.A.R. E. W. Mortimer, Commander of the Department of Minnesota, lo cated in St. Paul, in 1851. Min nesota was then a Territory and he had many difficulties to con tend with in his earlier strug gles rn the frontier. In 1850 ho visited his parents in Montreal. 1 !'" - " mm. ." -y.. U ft ftr .- iMJttAfr-, v. n . m V 1521 1x&2 rs r ifk Iw t w- ""m 7k i 'wrmwi x JBP"5 ii .S' i iP. J Sl'tV-.Ji and owing to the lingerir 5cIt"s cf his wife, who died in 18-32, t'l.d having to pro vide for his two childrcr, I rt .; , u :alle to enter the service of hi- uw - id c. unlry befcre the Fall of 1853. lie then c:.Iisted in Co. F, 5th Minn., for three e;.rs t r during the war. In the Spring of- 1S04 the regi ment went lioraeon veteran furlough. Ctm rade Mortimer chose to remain at the front, and with a number of veterans and re cruits, under Capt. T. J. Sheehan, en gaged in the battle of Tupelo, Miss., July 14, 18GL He was with his regiment at Ab beyville, Miss., Aug. 23. He was on the White River Expedition, and took part in the long chase after Gen. Price, finally reaching Missouri, after marching over 700 miles. He was with his regiment in the two days' battle of Nashville, whereon the second day 106 of the 327 men taken into action were killed. The next important work of the command was at Spanish Fort. Comrade Mortimer was mustered out as Orderly-Sergeant, Sept. 0, 18G5. For over 10 years he has been in the emplov of the Minneapolis & St. Louis R. R. "lie has always been a zealous and ardent worker in the ranks of the G.A.R., and his selection as Department Commander places an energetic, loyal man at the head of the Minnesota Department. . Norman Ives, Commander of the D'epart I ment of Uian, was born at Harrison. 111., I in December, 1813, was raised on a farm, and attended the public schocls-until 18(51, when he enlisted in the 37th 111. The regi ment reported to Gen. John C. Fremont at St. Ixniis, and served under that com mander until he was superceded. At Pea Ridge, Ark., Comrade Ives was shot through both legs, and another minie-ball passed , through the right knee, making him a t cripple for life. After half a vear's suffer ing he was discharged and returned to his parents in Stark Co., III. He look a course in tne uaiva Ilign School, and also at tended school at Sharon, Wis., after which he returned to Illinois and taught school. In 1806 he went to Kansas. After teaching a term of school in Linn Co. he engaged in the jeweler's trade in Mound City, where he was married to Miss R. Ruth Dean. Soon after he settled at Independence, Kan., to follow his trade. During his residence in Montgomery Co., Kan., he filled the office of Register of Deeds, City Treasurer of In dependence, and was appointed Post master at Independence bv President Grant and reappointed by President Rutherford B. Hayes, after which he engaged in merchandising. In 1888 moved to Wichita, Kan., and ook a hand in the b om, and mt, with a multitude of other speculators, financial misf rtunes. Moved to Og en, Utah, in 1850, and engaged in commission, real estate and insurance business. THE HEME? CORPS. News and Gossip of the Great Auxil iary. The W.R.C. can take much joy and pride to its heart in the popular display of the flag and the enthusiasm over it. Every where, all over the land, from school houses, homes, stores, b cycles and wagons the Stars and Stripes have fluttered ever sin-e our sailors went forth to do battle with the Spaniards, and everywhere the bright colors have testified, so that he who runs might read, that we arc lovers of our country. Never before has Old Glory had such an untiurling, and the W.R.C. has been steadfastly and patiently working to bring this very thing about, to educate the mass of our people out of an apparent in difference to their National colors. T c war with Spain would undoubtedly have stirred all of ur citizens rut of their rats of little wires and duties into an in-j terestin National cares and duties as well, but the Hying of flags is a beautiful "out ward and visible sign " of this spiritual grace that is within us. Only within re cent years have we thought it good to hang out flags on feast and state occasions. If the pitriotic societies had not hammered at us day and night wc would not be doing it now and we would miss the beauty and inspiration of these days when at every glance over the city and down its streets wc see the fluttering of the red, white and blue. The W.R.C. has had 10,000 women at wont, thorns worners, ueparimeni woncers i and INational workers, ail pleading and in sisting, in the homes and schools, that the Hag should be given greater honor, and now the day is here when they can be glad of their work and feel the jojT of suc cess in good works. For now wc have awakened to a true sentiment about the colors and are not likely ,to relapse into for getfulncss. , Ti:xxi:ssi:n convkntiox. The- Tennessee W.R.C. held its annual Convention at Knoxvirle vHth the G.A.R. The address of wefcorrfe was by Jose phine Grigler, of Kndxvifrc; response by Maria E. Dean, ChattanHoga. Report of Department work was by Alida Rule, Knox- Mesdamcs Bixby, Uoyt,' and Patterson were appointed a comrnittccfto lay before the G.A.R., in session, the1 proposed plan for a woman's .Monument, ro no. oro.c.toii m Chickamauga, Chattanooga National Park. A future report will give particulars of the plan, for it is something .the Tennessee W.R.C. wishes all loyal people to become interested in. 7 Department officcrsj elected: President, Josephine Grigler; Sec.,fjTillie Rankin; Tears., Jennie Carter ; S. V.-P., Maria E. Dean; J. V.-P., Delphine S. Pearsall; Chap., Mary II. Chapman; Ins., Mahala A. Archer; Counselor, JVlfda, Rule; I, and I. Officer, Tina M. Dunham. Press Corre spondent, Louisa II. Gambee; Patriotic In structor, Rachel S. Marshall; Executive Board, J. M. Chase, Mesdames Seaman, Hart, Patterson, Schmitt. Delegate to Na tional Convention, Mrs. Patterson, Knox-villc. A & - fcy- j & Slit A Free Gift to Every Reader. A great physician oncedeclarcd that Nature lias provided in the field of JJotany a sure Remedy for every disease, if man had the ability to discover it. As disease is the dis turbance of some natural function of the body, so Nature provides a remedy for such disturbance and thus cures the disease. This seems specially trueof Uio late discoery or i no Kava-Kava Shrub, or as bo tanists call It, the 1'iprr McUusti cum, found on tho Ganges river, East India. This wonderful shrub has a peculiar and most beneficent effect upon (he human Kidneys in conditions of riHease. The Kidneys, as is wen i' blood and Urine, cert such as Uri winch ir retained in the svsteni cause Jtrirhtv i)!..icn. tthpimt- T'kFava-Kava SHRon.ntism. Gout, and other maladies of (I'iper Methuslicum.i j,0 Madder an 1 Urinary Organs. The Kava-Kava Shrub heals tho dhor.lerol Kidney, re stores thorn to their natural functimn. ami er.tdic.-itos from the .Blood the poisons which caiub disoiso in the systoai. The dUcorcry of tho Kava-Kav4S:irni. lika thodiscavary of qainiuo by oarly Curisti.m uinaiouiritM in Poru. r n first made by oiworviiig thomeof thnshruH by tho iiativi. or. Arcmuaia iioujjaon, tlio jcre.it Eicliah authority on tbcao diseases, describes tho stitTenn;: of both Hindoo and whito missionaries and soldiers on theses loir, marshy swamps and jungles on tho Uangos. He say3: liiiciisu tropHMl lieut .mid Jn.,is.uro acting upon decaying vegetation render thevj low ground o U,c o'niiKM niovt un healthy district. J iiutfe fevers an ". mlnsina nssail llie PJ stem. ,ir nii ei 2 ,ieBPJ?c?,,crr'" - ,"ml ,,"-0rIuc tuickiuicl dark-colored, o e LifeliiiiiBKin Hie balimre. Then when f,!!.1 'iPr1?! Shc '"'C fails, safely is found in the prompt use of the Ivavn-Kava bh rub. A decoction of this wonderful botanical growth relieves the KMiieju. the Urine becomes clearer, the fever nb.ites, and recovery hets in etc "LV-ulue3 Or all diseases that afflict mankind, Diseases'of the Kid-H?rc,.",?ti- m1-1 Ulh1l "' !Rcrons. mid hence the discov-DtLn-ii CJr"M ft u-Y1 fahn,'-Jiat"rc,s l"MUve Specific Cure for ., infmr"1? Sidneys-is welcomed by suffering humanitv, and its medical compound Allen vis uuiversally endorsed by the Hospitals and l'hyfichuih of Europe. The well-known American physician, Dr. J. M. S. Thomas, reports that Alkavis promptly and effectively cured four well marked cases of Bright's Disease among his patients, and writes : "1 have fully ira'prithc value of the Kava-Kava Sh nib in Kid ney. Illaildcr ami Urinary disorders, as well as in Uhenmatism and Dropsicai Llnisions, with the most remarlcab.e and satis factory micccm." In tjiesiiorttime that Alkavis, the Kava-Kava shrub com pound, has been bemro the American public, its cures of variou.-; forms of Kidney and Bladder diseases, Rheumatic and Gouty Disorders, have been numbered by the thou sands. Alkavis has not been extensively advertised, through newspapers or otherwise, but has made its way entirely on its merits, and through the fact that every sufferer can make free trial of its wonderful curativo powers, and judge of its vahio from personal experience. rue records Of lfq ovfranrdinnrv onrno n V.,1 i... hundreds in every part of the c.onntrv. tho fniimvinr? v I "n HE first use thereof I began to experience relief, and following -tip the treatment ns permanently cured. I cheerfullr recommend your excellent Alkavis to persons afflicted with Kidney and Klieumatie disorders as the bost remedy known " The venerable Mr. Jos. W. "Whltten, of Wolfboro, New Hampshire, at the age of eighty-five, gratefully writes of his euro of Dropsy, swelling of the feet, and Kidney and Bladder diseases by Alkavis. Hon. U. C.Wood. a prominent attorney of Lowell, Indiana, was cured of Chronic Blicn matism, Kidney and Bladder Disease of ten years' standing by Alkavis. Mr. Wood describes himself as beingin constant misery, often compelled to rise ten times during the night on account of weakness of the bladder. He was treated by the home physicians without the least benefit, and com pletely cured in a few weeks by Alkavis. Mr. J. N. Hood, of Midway, Delaware, -was completely cured of R-cumatism, Kidney and Lladdcr Disease by thl wonderful Remedy, and now at seventy eisht Ir enioyinsr AJ J .A I' MMm if m A u. WW M -. lll'l II1-L lll'NIt M lir I. II I I II I l11E'.X r T ,"t J" -F P lfAn ITIl Al.l A- cnown, separate from the"""- " """"' """ '- , ,; .r""rS"'A:r:v..r , '""t,"c,u',.JS- cast out through tllO of their curc-a. n.ul Sir J. R n.irLo .At Clnrn,inn ,i:,i...V Still PoisoilOUS matter. ?5s. testifies to his cure of Rricht's Disease hvth wrni1rf,il w. (T Acid. Crates, etc.. 'tim'-A of the Kava-Kava Shrub. Manv other Miflemrs eirr similar lejrsjm Bi rftii'iM i ft Mrs. Sutcn Castle, Poestenkill, New York. Mr. J. N. Hood, Midway, Dels wart. I-- t . f . j," - -- . "7 ---- ocnir our a icw or tne many similar letters daily received. i llHhY-' P" jM!-re-, !V D-' of Washington, I). C, Editor of the "Lclujimu World," writes of the wonderful effects of viiiavis. lie says: lor .serer.il jcars T was asuiTerer from Kidney troubles, and could obtain no relief from physicians. I used various Kidnev remedies but with no mhtcs. I had given up all hope? o'f ever lecovcrinp my health until hearing of the marvelous cures effected by your Alkavis decided to try same. After the Mrs. C. C. Fowler, Loctlown, Hew Jersey. testimony. Many who suffered from retention or too frequent passage of water, through irritation of the Bladder or other causa being compelled to rise from six to twenty times a night for the purpose of relier, testify to their prompt and permanent cure by Alkavis. Particularly severe were the cases of hit. T. H. Booth, of Utica, Miss., and Mr. Stephen Wright, or Bear Lake, Pcnn., who often passed blocd with tho urine. Both were cured by Alkavis, and are earnest in its praises. The following letter from the well-known minister of tho gospel, Rev. A. 0. Darling, of North Constantla, Oswego County, New York, was written after as he says himself, lie nan lost commence in man and medicine, iiaa no sleep or rest, and toole Alkavis as a last resort. Gaitlancn:l have bctn troubled with kidney and kindred discuses fursixtcen years and tried all I could gel without relief. Two and a half years ago I was taken with n severe attack ol Ja (irippc which turned to pneumonia. At that time my Liver, Kidneys, Heart cud Urinary Organs nil combined in what to ineiecmcd their last attack. My confidence m man and medi cine had gone. Mv hope had vanished and all that was left to me was u dreary life and certain death. At last 1 heard of the Kava-Kavaand as a last resort 1 commenced taking it. In a short time, to my astonishment. I could sleep all night as soundly am a baby, which I had not done in sixteen vcars before. What I know it has done for me, I firmlv 1eh'eve"it n ill do for nil who Will give it a fair trial. 1 movtgladJr recommend it to all. Sincerely yours, iREVJ A C. DARLING." Mrs. James Young, of Kent, Ohio, writes that she had tried six doctors in vtdu, that she was about to give up in despair, when she found Alkavis, and was promptly cured of Kidney disease, and restored to health. Mrs. C. C. Fowler, of Locktowu.N. J.; Mrs Frances Mason, EastStoneGap, Virginia; Mrs. Susan Castle, of Poestenkill, N. Y: Mrs. AV Evans, ol Baltimore, Md.; Mrs. MaryA.Jjiymau.of Neel.T Va.. twenty years a sufTerer: Mrs. Sarah Vink, Edinboro, i : Mrs. L. E. Copeland, Elk River, Minn.; and many other Indies join in. testifying to the wonderful curative powers of Alkavis. in var ious forms of Kidney Hud allied diseases smd in other disorder peculiar to womanhood. TheChurch Kidney Cure Company,No. 409 Fourth Avenne, rew York Ciiy, so far the only importers, are so anxious to prove the wonderful curative power of the Kava-Kava Shrub, that they will send a Large Case by mail free to Every Reader or Tnu National Tjhbcse who is a Snfferer from any form of Kidney or Bladder disorder, Briirht's Dis ease. Rheumatism, Gravel, Female Complaints and Irregu larities, Retention or too frequent passage of Water, or other affliction due to improper action of the Kidneys or Urinary Organs. At the same time a large descriptive book, Testi mony of a "Thousand "Witnesses," will be sent you. AH readers who are sufferers should send their names and address to the company and they will promptly receive tho Large Case and Eook by mail free. To prove its wonderful curative powers it is sent to you entirely free. AH requested in return is that when cured yourself you lri-M- will tell other sufferers thereof. J71 igCt SONS OF VETERANS. Interior on appeal should ordinarily be heard from within a few weeks five or six. An inquiry as to status would do no harm. T. W., Jersey City, N. J. It is now held that invalid pension under the.general law may be obtained on account of disability incurred in service since the war of the rebellion, notwithstanding a charge of de sertion standing on the rolls for leavinir the service in the war of the rebellion without the formality of a discharge. Anxioiih to Ii-li Uticlu Sam. John M. Watson, Fordland, Mo., writes: " It seems to me that the veterans of the war of the rebellion should do something to aid the Government in bringing the pres ent war to a speedy and honorable close. Most of the comrades are too old and feeble to enter the service, but we can pay for a modern battleship. Wc cannot spend a little of our pension money for a better I urpose." I'hilo Ogden, Upper Lake, Cal., writes: " I notice in a recent issue the proposition to raise funds among G.A.R. Posts and individuals for the puchasc of a battleship to be presented the Government as a token of love and proof of the patriotism of the veterans. Let ecry one do something to help along. If every old soldier will appoint himself a committee of one to arrange for an ice-cream festival on the evening of May 30, loyal people will contribute ice cream, berries and cake. Give everyone an invi tation to be present and h"lp along tho enterprise and you will be surprised by the amount of money that can be raised. We should buy the finest battleship afloat and name her Grand Army of the Republic.' " The Veteran Association of the 9h regi ment (83d N. Y. Vols.), pursuant to a call of Commandant George A. Ilussey, held a meeting recently at Headquarters in New York City. It was voted to lender the services of the Association to the Dth regi ment, N. G. N. Y., in the event that the latter entered the United States service, and after the departure of the regiment to the seat of war to aid in recruiting by soliciting enlistments. It was atrrecd to ALL ALONG TIIK LINE. Gov. Morton Corps, Calistoga, Cal., is wisely recruiting its membership from tho younger women of the place, in order to infuse young ideas and new thoughts into their life and work. Their President, I Caroline Connor, who suffered great loss in i our civil war, is keenly alive to 11 the obligations of the Order, and extends her enthusiasm to the members. William Logan Rodman Post, "New Bed ford, Mass., was (he first Post established in TsTcw England, and upon tho recent celebration of their 30lh anniversary they planted a tree in soil which they had col lected from every State in tin. Union. The tree will be proixirly marked and cherished. our cities and property, garrisons and coast ' 'Inis 10bt ,ms one oi tn0 oct,t orIs in tho defenses. We are aware of our inability ; Order. ' in-iiwim ,m mi; uuuus oi a soiuier: to en uure the hardships of military campaigns but in guard and defense duties we can' without discipline, fill .such places in lieu UI .ii)ie-uodieu ana younger men. s.nd o sincerely i egret that the hardships of the late war, with our advanced age, unfits us for all of the duties now required to sustain our highly-esteemed comrade-President in our present trouble." DEPARTMENT DOINGS. John R. York. Commander of tho oat? Post at Joplin, Mo., writes: "We are doing better than we have for the past five years. All the members are alive to the work We have a fine W.R.C, and the Ladies of tho G.A.R have just organized a Ci cle. We expect to attend the Department Encamp ment, where the Ladies of the G.A.R. will organre the Missouri Department." Lott Post, 70, Gibson City, ill., John S Moore Commander, in resolutions n.-isserl at a recent meeting express the belief that the war with Spain is just and in the in terest of humanity. The support of the Post is tendered the President. OrIo!T Norton Post, istf, Department of Kansas, Lcroy, Kan., has pledged its hearty .support and the united services of its members to President McKinley in carrying forward the war with Spain to final victory. They demand the full and com plete ireeuom ol Cuba and indemnity for the loss of the battleship Maine. W 'V Parkhurst is Commander and D. II. Daniel Adjutant. Post 210, Department of Missouri, Re public, Mo., has tendered the serices of its members. The resolutions are signed by James E. Decker, T. F. Criswell and Robert Hathaway, members of committee Regarding .Memorial Day, Department Commander C- 13. Clark, of South Dakota, says: " Let no soldier's grave be overlooked' or forgotten. That noble body of women, the W.R.C, need no urgent call to co operate with the Posts in th s sacred duty. The same is true of the Sons of Veterans. Let both Orders be fully recognized in (lie arrangements. Pobts are requested, whore ever practicable, to enlist the ollicial action oi ineir iiiy uour.cil or o Her A bill is pending before the Ohio Legis lature to secure a special appropriation in aid of Ohio women in the National Relief Corps Home, Geneva. EDITORAL NOTE. To Department and Corps Correspondents: All matter pertain- . SS.,JSSft USiV .S2HK e"V!?S !PO to . other I VyAArfCVb.UA. A J. WUiU VrAUAJ.AAX OUUU1U JJ OUIiU CLO soon as possible after the events of which it treats. All communications must be ad dressed direct to the Editor National Trib une, Washington, D. C. .Loyal Yoiinc Men and Their Great Order. Col. R.J. Courtney, Commander of the South Dakota Division, lias issued an ap peal to the veterans to assist in organizing Cimps, and has found a warm friend of the Order in Commander C. B. Clark, of the South Dakota G.A.R. Comrade Clark in urging upon the veterans the need of help ing the younger Order, says: "No Post room, no difference how finely carpeted, is top good for the Sons of Veterans to meet in; no other organization can so com pletely represent the Grand Army of the Republic, and no comrade who fails in doing all in his power for the advancement of the organization is loyal to the G.A.R. The Sons are and always have been loyal to the G.A.R. - Let every Post assist in "having a Sons of Veterans Camp; let there be no half-way work, but a thorough and complete work in their interest." A Camp of 18 charter members was mus tered at Yoncalla, Ore., recently, and will take the name of Gen. Custer. To the G.A.R. and W.R.C. is due much of the suc cess of the new society, as much assist ance was rendered uy ootn bodies, which donated considerable money toward the purchase of a flag. Officers: Captain, Manley Strawn; First Lieut., Delbert Tracy; Second Lieut., Chas. Fiegel. The report of Adj't Geo. A. Goodrick shows a loss of one Camp in Connecticut during the March quarter, while the membership remains the same. Serg't Geo. J. Sands sends a copy of the resolutions passed by Gen. John W. Noble Camp. 51, St. Louis, on tho death of Brother Jos. D. Doerr and his son, P. J. Doerr, who were drowned in the bay at Cutch Harbor, Alaska, during a storm, on tho night of March 0. Col. J. M. Diven, Commander of the New York Division, in latest Division Orders, says: "No one doubts but what the Sons of Veterans will do their duty ' when required, but as yet we have not , been called upon. We are at best a dis- jointed organization, and few of us can r claim to be drilled or have a military or ganization, and if called upon can only raw recruits. It is doubtful if we have more loyalty than other citizens; indeed, tho times have demonstrated that all American citizens are loyal to their country. Wo should be calm and wait events, meantime preparing ourselves for any emergency. Camps that preserve the military feature should drill as frequently as possible, and we should all endeavor to increase our numerical strength." The annual Encampment of the Kansas Division was held in Wichita duri g the meeting of the State G.A.R. Col. W. P. Feder presided. The attendance was good, and much interest was displayed in the work. A contest over the location of permanent Headquarters of the Division resulted in a decision to abolish that feature of the State Commandery. Wichita delegates had been working to secure the removal of Head quarters from Emporia. The election resulted in a large majority for John Redmond, of Wichita, for Division Commander. Other officers chosen were: S. V. C, M. E. Leatherwood. Dunlap; J. V. C, J. E. Emmet, Marquet; Council of Ad ministration, H. C. Bonnell, J. B. Morris and Guy B. Selleck; Delegates, H. J. Noble, E. E. Wilson, J. F. Hunter and Ed. C. Strickler. The war with Spain was a topic of ab sorbing interest to tho Sons of Veterans. All the boys were enthusiastic, and many desired to go to the front with the men fur nished by Kansas. The following telegram was sent to the Governor of the State: "First Regiment, Sons of Veterans Guards, are at your service if needed." IKUSTEHED OUT. McGINNESS. At Summerland, Cal., Wm. H. MrGinness, Sergeant, Co. A, 29th Iowa, aged 02. He enlisted in 1862 and served until his regiment was mustered out, in 1805. McFARLAND. At La Porte, Tex., Wilson McFarland, Co. B, 7-Uh Ohio. He enlisted in December, 1801, and served until July, 1865. He had been in poor health, and with his wife had gone to Texas, hoping that the I climate would benefit him. He was interred I at Wilmington, O. THAYKK. At south Waterloo, . Y., Jutius Thayer. Captain, Co. K, 7th N. Y. II. A. After the war he practiced law until his health failed. He held the office of Supervisor, School Commissioner, and As sociate Judge at different times. He was Past Senior Vice Commander of Swaine Evans Post, 580. NEWMAN. At Chicago, III., Joseph D. Newman, Co. E, 2-lth III. BRADLEY. At Chicago, 111., John Brad ley, Co. B, 23d 111. DONAHUE At Chicago, III., John J. Donahue, Co. K, 3d Ohio Cav. SLEIGHT. At Fargo, N. D-, Stephen H. Sleight. Co. II. 150th X. Y. He leaves a widow and six children. OEHRING. At Postville, Iowa, Charles John Oehring, Co. E, 2d N. Y. Cav. Com rade Oehring was in the campaigns in Virginia, with Sheridan in the Shenandoah, and in the final struggle which culminated at Appomattox. He was discharged at Louisville, Ky., in August, 1S65. WELDEN. At Central Falls.R. I., Georgo W. Welden, Co. A, 3d R. I. Art. aged 58. DONEVAN. At San Jose, Cal., John F. Donevan, Co. K, 1st W. Va. Cav. The fune ral was conducted by Phil Sheridan Post, 7. A widow, two sons, and a daughter sur vive him. m j EVANS. At Sparta, O., Wallen Evans, Co. D, 107th Ohio, aged 56. Member of B. T. Steiner Post, 511. He is survived by a widow and five children. LEONARD. At Hannibal, N. Y, George A. Leonard, First Lieutenant, Co. C, lB4th N. Y., aged 73. He was Past Commander ol Hannibal Post, 447. WTILSON. At Northboro, Mass., Oliver Wilson, Co. A, 6th Mass., aged 71. Member of Joe Johnson Post, 96. A widow survives him. DAY". At Laurel, O., Elisha W. Day, Co. D, 153d Ohick A Battle 3Iap Tree. The Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad Company has issued an historical folding pocket map, which every veteran or other person inter ested in the War of the Rebellion from 1861 to 18G5 should have. On one side is a large folding map, showing all the places, rivers, roads, and mountains of the Southeastern and Border States. The battlefields are desig nated by crossed sabers. On the other side is a complete description of the country and the events of the war, Avritten by Gen. H. V. Boynton from official records. A copy will be sent free by mail to auyone who will ad dress Col. "W. H. Greegor, Washington, D. C. mimwM.i.. i have one or more veterans at Headquarters authority in assuming the burden of on- '- from y a. in. to if p. m. each day, who will ration for the exercises of this holv (iV,. answer all inquires of relatives and thus permitting the members of the G A iV ...v .....j, ...... ... ....... i.-i,ivi. fiuu LWijtu . in H! m rr.i.'Mnrc riinpr iii-.ii ii.. i... the articles of comfort to send the boy.s. Jacob Ritschy, 230 Eckford St-, Brooklyn, is Adjutant. o Chance Atlanta Journal. "Dcy hain't no use to be a worryin' 'bout dis yere war which hez done been fotch on onbeknowunced to everybody," said Uncle Aaron to the crowd of darkeys on the corner of Ivy and Decatur streets; "fur hit is do raglar change dat am boun' to cum jes' natchully. Now you know de Bible sez dat every th ng an' everybody hez got to have somo sort o' change every 30 years." "Nossuh, dat won't wuck," baid the tall yellow negro in the greasy hat. "But I knows what I iz talkin about " insisted Uncle Aaron. "Dcy never hez been nuthin dat ez run along fur 30 year without seem' sum sort o' change." "Now I know you iz tellin' ov a lie," said the yellow negro, "fur 1 iz kcrricd dis yere u, iMJciiuiuooit -ii year an' hit seed a speck o' change yit." never iz rf'rt. i( entire burden of Mcmorioi fr;, Enlist the children of the public schools. Let no age or condition be deprived of the profound lessons of palriolism and loyalty to flag and country.", The Encampment of the South Dakota Department meets at Canton, June 7, and will remain in session three days. Elabo rate preparations are being made, and one rate fare for the round trip is expected from the railroads. Commander Norman Ives, of the Depart ment of Utah, says: "As Memorial Day approaches we are more forcibly reminded of the not far distant day when not one of us who participated in the campaigns of the late rebellion will survive to assist in this holy service. Let each and every one do all wo can to educate our sons and daughters and the rising generation to keep sacred this day of sacred memories of our fallen comrades, our Nation's heroes, and to inculcate that spirit of loyalty and lovo of country that crowned our comrades of '61 to '05 a crown to be prized'above any crown worn by prince or potentate." PLOWING ON A TOBACCO PLANTATION. The illustration abovo In the reproduction of a photegraph, and, therefore, an accu rate representation of a farming scene in CuLa. The men s.re at work plowing the field for planting tobacco, and it will bo noticed that the rudest methods -not unlike those in vogue in the time of Moses and the people who cultivated the Nile Valley in the days of the Pharoahs are employed. There is "tho ancient plow, and tho oxen with tho yoke fastened to the horns, just as the cattle were harnessed thousands of years ago. One cannot avoid comparison of these customs with the iik'HiihU nsod nn fnrm in the Dakotas at tlio picaein day. How well au American gang-plow with four livcly- I stepping horses would look in this field from a business standpoint ' The plantation ' is not far from Havana, and the city may be seen in the distance. The soil is as fertile i as any in the world, having a peculiar brick-dust color, from the iron which it contains. Jt is extremely iruitiul. and w.ll produce cane, corn, potatoes, and, above all. the most fragrant leaf tobacco known in the civilized world. Tho next five years will seo won derful changes in this land whero nature has done so much and, so far, man has done solittle. All that is required is Yankeo enterprise aud energy to make this the garden ground of the. earth. & 3