National Affairs: Widow's Pension

Widow's Pension Before the Senate last week came bill No. 319 to increase the pension of Irene Rucker Sheridan. Her present pension: $2,500 per year. Proposed the bill: $5,000. The Senate pensions committee recommendation: $3,600.

Up rose Colorado's Senator Phipps, no candidate for reelection, a man of wealth and generosity. Said he:

"The action of the committee reducing the amount is a mistake. Mrs. Sheridan is the widow of General Phil Sheridan who had a wonderful record—Mrs. Sheridan is well along in years and in all human...

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