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For The Veterans

The following article appeared in the Clinton Herald 27 Jan 1898. 

Good Work Done by Congressman Curtis.

Has Secured Three Hundred and Seventy-five Pensions for Seond District Veterans.  Several New Cases Allowed.  Work that is Appreciated by the Boys.

A Washington special, under date of the 20th inst., says that Congressman Curtis is one of the most persistent and successful workers for his soldier constituents in the present Congress.  Up to date he has secured the allowance of 375 claims before the Pension department.  The allowances within the past few days are as follows:

John Buckley, Clinton, $8 from October, 1897
Stanford Rogers, Lyons, $6 from August, 1897
John T. Reed, Pleasant Prairie, $24 from November, 1897
William Allen, Clinton, $6 from July, 1890
James Pinkerton, Maquoketa, $6 from November, 1896
John W. McGinley, Lyons, $10 from September, 1897
Thomas Crozier, North Liberty, $6 from April, 1897
Elizabeth Ganson, Davenport, $10 from September, 1896
Martha L. Wright, LeClaire, $8 from August, 1897
August Koch, Eldridge, $12 from October, 1897
L. B. Pierce, Clinton, $8 from July, 1897
John B. Hill, Clinton, $6 from May, 1897
F. H. Bosworth, DeWitt, $12 from September, 1897
John Kincaid, Elvira, $8 from June, 1897
Chas. M. Wittig, Davenport, $17 from September, 1897
and G. D. Dalrymple, Clinton, $7 from August, 1897

Mr. Curtis had charge of the bills affecting the District of Columbia when the House devoted an entire day to their consideration.  The District of Columbia work is the most thankless a Congressman has to do, yet it is of the most important nature, as it relates to all the affairs of the capital city.