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Similar provisions with reference to other public officials: Indiana, 4 Burns' Ann. Stat. 1914, sec. 10053; Kentucky, Stat. 1915, sec. 382; Nevada, 1 Rev. Laws 1912, sec. 3914; New Jersey, Laws 1915, ch. 52; South Dakota, 1 Comp. Laws 1913, sec. 57, p. 635d; Utah, Comp. Laws 1907, sec. 1016.
404. Attorney's fees limited.—It shall be unlawful for any person to demand or charge any soldier, or widow of any soldier, applying for a pension under the laws of this State more than $5 for all services rendered when no fee has been agreed upon between the parties before such service has been rendered or performed, or more than $15 for all services rendered in connection with obtaining such pension where such charge for such services had been agreed upon.
Florida, Gen. Laws 1917, ch. 7261, p. 9. 405. Purchasing or receiving a transfer of any pension claim or warrant.-Any person who shall purchase or receive a transfer of any pension claim or warrant issued for relief of any Confederate soldiers and sailors and their wives before the same is received by the probate judge shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
Alabama, 3 Code 1907, sec. 7777. 406. Warrants to widows.—No person entitled to receive from the treasurer of the State any money on account of warrants to widows or invalid pensioners shall receive the same, except in cases of arrearages of pensions due at the time of death of an invalid, or at the marriage or death of a widow, unless he or she produce to the said treasurer the affidavits of two reputable freeholders of the county setting forth that, of their own knowledge, the person named in the warrant is at the time living, and if a widow, is still a widow.
New Jersey, Comp. Stat. 1910, p. 3937, sec. 1. 407. Waiver of all claims on the part of the Commonwealth against the United States.—The commissioners of the State aid are hereby authorized and directed to waive all claims on the part of the Commonwealth against the United States for all or any part of a pension accrued at the date of the death of any pensioner, or of a pension, application for which is pending at the date of the death of any person entitled to a pension, in cases where the Commonwealth has since June 4, 1889, contributed to the expense of burial of such pensioner or persons.
Massachusetts, Rev. Laws 1908 Supp., p. 629. 408. Soldiers and sailors entitled to pensions.-Any resident citizen of this state who was in the military or naval service of this State or the Confederate States, and who is unable to earn a living by physical labor on account of permanent disability, and who does not own property to the value of $400, shall be entitled to a State pension. Provision is also made for the widow of such soldier or sailor to receive a pension. A special tax is levied to meet such expense.
Alabama, 1 Code 1907, secs. 1995–2055; Gen. Acts 1911, No. 441, p. 690;
Gen. Acts 1915, No. 779, p. 886.
Similar provisions for pensions, often under the name of aid or State aid or relief, for soldiers of various wars: Arkansas, Kirby's Dig. Stat. 1904, secs. 5933–5975; Kirby's Dig. Stat. 1911, Supp., secs. 5938–63; Acts 1915, No. 101; Acts 1917, No. 187; California, Stat. 1897, p. 250; Gen. Laws 1915, act 1607; Connecticut, Pub. Acts 1917, p. 2233, ch. 11; 1 Gen. Stat. 1918, sec. 764; Florida, Gen. Laws 1917, ch. 7259, p. 3; Georgia, Const. art. 7, sec. 1, par. 1; Idaho, Laws 1911, ch. 72, sec. 67, p. 219; Illinois, 1 Ann. Stat. 1913, pars. 1238–48; Indiana, 4 Burns' Ann. Stat. 1914, sec. 8545; Iowa, Code 1913 Supp., secs. 430–32; Kansas, Gen. Stat. 1915, sec. 6203; Kentucky, 1 Stat. 1915, sec. 415b; Louisiana, Const. arts. 302–3; 1 Marr's Ann. Rev. Stat. 1915, secs. 1267–71; Maine, Rev. Stat. 1916, ch. 148, secs. 1-10, p. 1636; Massachusetts, Rev. Laws 1902, ch. 79, sec. 3; Rev. Laws 1908, Supp. pp. 633–4; Acts & Res. 1909, ch. 468, sec. 1; Acts & Res. 1914, ch. 349; Gen. Acts 1917, ch. 58, 161; Gen. Acts 1916, ch. 116; Michigan, 2 Howell's Ann. Stat. 1912, secs. 3729–45; Minnesota, Gen. Stat. 1913, sec. 3995; Mississippi, Laws 1910, ch. 207; 2 Hem. Ann. Code 1917, sec. 6311; Laws 1918, ch. 131; 2 Hem. Ann. Code 1917, sec. 6320, provides pension for soldiers' servants; Montana, 1 Rev. Code 1907, sec. 1078, militia; Nebraska, Rev. Stat. 1913, ch. 72, secs. 7154–56; New Hampshire, Pub. Stat. 1901, ch. 84, sec. 9; New Jersey, Comp. Stat. 1910, p. 3938, secs. 2–6; New York, Laws 1918, ch. 402; North Carolina, 2 Revisal 1908, ch. 105, secs. 4984–5004; 3 Revisal 1913, ch. 105, secs. 4993a-5002b; Laws 1913, ch. 126, 128, 187; North Dakota, 1 Comp. Laws 1913, secs. 2423, 2425, militia; Oklahoma, Laws 1915, ch. 54; Oregon, 2 Lord's Laws 1910, sf ca. 4381-84; Pennsylvania, 3 Purdon's Dig. 1905, pp. 3497–3502; South Carolina, Const. art. 13, sec. 5; 1 Code 1912, secs. 1538–68; Tennessee, Code 1918, secs. 2709–2722a; Texas, Const. art. 3, sec. 51; 4 Vernon's S. Civil Stat. 1914, arts. 6267–85; Utah, Laws 1917, ch. 30; Vermont, Gen. Laws 1917, secs. 4227–29; Virginia, 1 Ann. Code 1904, sec. 382a; Washington, Pierce's Code 1912, tit. 449, se cs. 21-29, p. 1978; West Virginia, 1 Hogg's Code 1904, sec. 786; Wisconsin, Stat. 1917, secs. 45.07, 45.11-45.15, 1524.
409. Profits from dispensaries shall be distributed to Confederate veterans in the form of a pension.—Money that is to be paid to Confederate veterans shall be distributed under direction of the county commissioners as far as practicable in the same manner in which Confederate pensions are distributed by the State; except that the State officers shall have nothing to do with the handling of the money; this relates to moneys from county dispensaries from the sale of intoxicating liquors.
Alabama, 1 Code 1907, sec. 283. 410. Appropriation shall be prorated among pensioners.—The appropriation for pensions shall be prorated among pensioners who are in indigent circumstances and whose claims have been established.
Texas, Gen. Laws 1917, ch. 175. 411. Shall not be granted for any disability incurred in the service of the United States.—No pension shall be granted by the State to any member of the National Guard for any disability received while in the service of the United States, or proceeding to or returning from such service.
Washington, Pierce's Code, 1912, p. 1434, tit. 337, sec. 119. 412. Retirement of Civil War veterans.-Whenever any honorably discharged Union soldier, sailor, or marine who served in the Civil War has or shall have been for twentyfive years continuously or in the
aggregate in public office or position in this State, county, city, township, or municipal service, it shall be lawful, with his assent, for the board or officer having power to appoint his successor in case of vacancy to order his retirement from such service, or he shall be retired upon his own request. In case of such retirement, the person so retired shall be entitled to receive by way of pension one-half the compensation then being received by him for such service during his natural life.
New Jersey, 4 Comp. Stat. 1910, secs. 60–61, p. 4872; Laws 1912, ch. 84. Similar provisions: Maine, Rev. Stat. 1916, ch. 148, sec. 10; New York, Laws 1915, ch. 114, sec. 40; ch. 557; Laws 1917, ch. 768; Laws 1918, ch. 557.
413. Retirement of widow of Civil War veteran.—Whenever the widow of any honorably discharged soldier, sailor, or marine who has served in the Civil War has for twentyfive years continuously been in public office or position in this State, county, city, township, or municipal service, she may be retired upon a pension of equal to one-half her previous compensation.
New Jersey, 4 Comp. Stat. 1910, sec. 66, p. 4874. 414. Pension money exempt from attachment.-All money received by any person, resident of the State, as a pension from the United States Government, whether in actual possession or deposited or loaned, shall be exempt from execution or attachment on seizure by any legal process, whether such pensioner be the head of a family or not.
Colorado, Rev. Stat. 1908, sec. 3631. Similar provisions, including exemption of property purchased and improved with pension money: Iowa, 2 Code 1897, secs. 4009–10; Kansas, Gen. Stat. 1915, sec. 4704; Nebraska, Rev. Stat. 1913, sec. 8106.
415. Pensions are exempt from taxation.- Pensions received from the United States shall not be included in credits listed for taxation.
Iowa, 1 Code 1897, sec. 1309. Similar provisions: Arkansas, Kirby's Dig. Stat. 1904, sec. 6872, p. 1432, applies to State pensions; Michigan, 1 Howell's Ann. Stat. 1912, sec. 1777.
416. Pensioners may practice medicine without being taxed.—Confederate soldiers who are on the indigent pension roll of this State, and who are otherwise under the laws of Georgia entitled to practice medicine, are authorized to practice their profession without being subject to any tax.
Georgia, 1 ark's Ann. Code, 1914, sec. 995. 417. Relief committee for soldiers.—The commander of any post of the Grand Army of the Republic, or camp of Indian war veterans, or veterans of the Spanish-American War or Philippine insurrection, shall file with the county clerk the names of a relief committee for soldiers and sailors.
Oregon, Laws 1917, ch. 102.
418. Disabled Confederate soldier may receive aid.-Counties by their courts and boards may appropriate not exceeding $40 per annum to aid any indigent Confederate soldier or sailor who, by reason of blindness or loss of limb, is totally disabled for physical labor.
Alabama, 1 Code 1907, sec. 1608. 419. Aid and medical treatment for honorably discharged soldiers.All honorably discharged soldiers, sailors, and marines, who served in the Union Army or Navy in the Civil War or in the SpanishAmerican War in the Connecticut regiments or quota from the State or who at the time of enlistment were residents of the State, and are such residents at the time of applying for aid and who from disease or wounds need medical care and treatment, shall receive care and treatment at Fitch's Home for Soldiers at Darien, the Connecticut Hospital for the Insane at Middletown, the hospital of the General Hospital Society of Connecticut at New Haven, and other incorporated hospitals in the State, the expense to be defrayed by the State.
Connecticut, Pub. Acts 1913, p. 1671, ch. 63; 1 Gen. Stat. 1918, secs.
1897-8. 420. Artificial limbs for Confederate soldiers.-Artificial limbs are provided for citizens who lost limbs in the service of the Confederate States.
Louisiana, 1 Marr’s Ann. Rev. Stat. 1915, secs. 1276–81. Similar provision: South Carolina, Civ. Code 1912, sec. 1544.
421. Aid by cities and towns.-A town in legal meeting may appropriate money for necessary aid to soldiers and sailors and their families, and by special vote may 'intrust such amount, or any part thereof, to a post of the Grand Army of the Republic in such town to disburse under its direction to any such persons residing therein, but the treasurer shall first give bond and shall make an annual report.
Massachusetts, Rev. Laws 1902, ch. 25, sec. 15, lines 22–32. Similar provisions: Massachusetts, Rev. Laws 1902, ch. 79, secs. 9–13, 18; Acts & Res. 1909, ch. 468, secs. 3–18; Acts & Res. 1910, ch. 467; Acts & Res. 1914, ch. 587, secs. 2–3; Gen. Acts 1917, ch. 5, sec. 1; Nebraska, Laws 1915, ch. 128, secs. 7154–55; New York, Laws 1916, ch. 532, sec. 81; Ohio, 107 Laws 1917, secs. 2930–34, p. 26; 1 Ann. Gen. Code 1910, secs. 2930–42; South Carolina, 1 Code 1912, sec. 1564; Wisconsin, Stat. 1917, secs. 45.11-45.15, 776.
422. Aid by State for persons in military service.—Provision is made for State aid to all persons, male or female, voluntarily enlisted or drafted into the military forces of the United States during the war with the German Empire.
Massachusetts, Gen. Acts 1918, ch. 92; ch. 108. Similar provision: Michigan, Pub. Acts 1917, No. 53, sec. 7.
423. Relief and aid provided by taxation.-A State soldiers' aid fund for the relief, maintenance, care, and support of sick, disabled, and needy Michigan ex-soldiers, sailors, and marines of the late Spanish-American War is provided by taxation.
Michigan, 2 Howell's Ann. Stat. 1912, secs. 3729–30, 3737. Similar provisions: Nebraska, Laws 1915, ch. 128, secs. 7154–55; North Carolina, Laws 1913, ch. 88; 3 Revisal 1913, ch. 23, secs. 1318a, 1319a; Texas, Gen. Laws 1917, ch. 188.
424. Name of soldier receiving aid shall not be published.—Towns and cities can not publish nor allow to be published in the annual report the name of any soldier or sailor who has received aid from said town or city, but may enter the items under the heading of “Aid furnished soldiers and sailors."
New Hampshire, Laws 1909, ch. 2; Pub. Stat. Supp. 1912, p. 151. 425. Invalids to receive aid.-A committee is authorized to investigate and report the number of surviving invalids of past revolutions, their whereabouts and means of subsistence, in order to extend relief to those in need of it. This refers to those who fought with loyalty, valor, and unselfishness for the cause of their country and have not derived any personal profit from said revolutions, and are now living in utter destitution after having done everything possible to continue living peacefully and honorably.
Philippine Islands, Laws 4th Legis. 1916, Con. Res. No. 8, p. 230. 426. Relief of needy Confederate veterans.-Appropriation is made for relief of needy Confederate veterans who are not eligible to become inmates of the soldiers' home because of suffering with cancerous affection or contagious disease.
Virginia, Acts 1914, ch. 117, p. 198. 427. Aid to family.—When any soldier, sailor, or marine who has been admitted to any State institution as provided by law has a wife, or children under sixteen years of age, who are without adequate means of support, aid to the family may be extended to the extent of $2
per week. Connecticut, Pub. Acts 1913, p. 1671, ch. 63; 1 Gen. Stat. 1918, sec.
1900. 428. Relief for soldiers' dependents during war.- Whenever the National Guard, Naval Militia, or volunteer troops of the State are called into active military service in time of war or reasonable apprehension thereof, the State shall pay allowances weekly to actual dependents of such soldiers, including wife, minor children, or blood relatives. If the United States shall pay an allowance to such dependents equal to or larger than the allowance made by the State, no payment shall be made by the State; but if the amount paid by