It is scarcely credible, after the great to-do which was made to pass the soldier bonus through the Congress at its last session, that ex-soldiers are now slow in applying for their boni. To be sure, no insurance certificates will be issued until Jan. 1; and no cash payments made until Mar. 1. Nonetheless, with 4,500,000 veterans theoretically standing in line, it would seem that each would be anxious to have his application early on the list. Last week, Major General Robert C. Davis, in charge of the work of the War Department...

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