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Judge Long's Pension

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The pension cuse of .ludge bong has attracted a great deal of atteution in the past tbree years. By a ruling of Commissioncr Loclireu the action of a former coiuniissionor was set aside and Judge Loug's pension was reiJuced without a hearing and without previous notioe. Against this arbitrary and unjust procedure he made a stubboru light, carrying the case through Mie lower courts np to the Supreme Court of the TTnited States. The retirement of Commissioner Lochren, wbieh was hastened by the odium that was attaclied to hls course in this matter, preventcd a decisión on the merits of the o;!M But Mr. Long's pigorous prosecutiou of it brought out so clearly the principies involved that n bill was introduced in Congress to prevent the reopening of a pension ■ase. once decided, except upou allegations of f ra ud, and the present commissioner has not in any case set aside the rating under which a pension was granted by any of his predeeessors. There were other cases similar to Indge Long's, and he is entitled to the gratltude of thousands of his comrades for his plucky flght. For in this lisln he was acting in beball of all :hose whose pensions were lia ble to be jrbltrarily rcduced by the rulings 'of an anfriendly commissioner long after the original proofs of their injury in the service were beyond t hoi r reacli.


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