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Widows With Great Pensions

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The tnother of Gen. McPherson receive8$50a mouth, andthat araount isalso paidto the widows of twenty-six deceased Generáis ol the late war - Hackleman. Bich&Wtsou, Wallace, Plumer, Stevens, Baker, Whipple, Sumiller, Bedwell, Harria, Berry, Loyell, Anderson, Canby, Thomas,, Stanley, Mitchell, Casey, Taylor, Rosseau, Clister, French, Ramsey and Warren. The widows of Admiráis Wood. Reynolds, Hooffe, Bell, Davis, Winslow, Paulding, Kodgera, Spotts and Goldboro, and of Commodores Gallagher, Frailey, McCaulley, Md'nver and Quest, of the navy, receive a similar amount, as do the widows of Cols. Harris, Delaney and Twiggs, of the marine corps. The only widow of a civilian drawing a pension is Mrs. A. B. Meacham, whose liusband was a chief of the Modoc Peace Commission, and was crippled tor ltfe in the inassacre of 183, vhcn Gen. Canby was killed. She ceives a pension of $30 a tnonth, granted by Cougrésa in 1883. The pension of $2,000 a year that has been voted to Mrs. Hancock is the largest pflid to the widow of any soldier excepf Mrs. Oíraiit, who receives the f5,000 a year granted to the widows of Presidenta, Mrs. Polk, Mrs. Tyler and Mrs. Garfield. The widow of Gen. and ex-Senator Shields receives the next largest sum, $1,200 a year, granted to herby a specml act of Congress in 1879. The aun ual coat per capita of tlie governmentn of tha leading cities is given iis follows: New York, $36.57; Providence, $18.29; Washington, $17. 38; Chicago, $16.18; Philadelphia, $16.00; Cincinnati, $14.52; St. Louis, $13.99; Brooklyn, $12.08; Albany, $12.37; Jersey City, $11.61; Detroit, $11.46; Bufïalo, $10.14; Cleveland, $8.75; New Orleans. $5.02.


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