August 28, 1913
Fenian Raid Bounty
For the information of those who made applications for the Fenian Raid Bounty, it may be interesting to quote the section of the Statute which relates to the matter, and which provides for the payment of the money:
"The Governor in Council may at any time before December 31, 1913, grant the sum of one hundred dollars ($100.00) to every volunteer who was living on the date of the passing of this Act."
The date of the passing of the Act was April 1, 1912. The following extract from a letter received from the Militia Department, enquiring as to the position of the payment of these claims is the latest word upon the subject:
"The matter of applications of veterans from Nova Scotia is engaging the attention to the Department, but no definite date could be stated as to when any individual claim or claims will be taken into consideration."
From the above it may be said that the situation is that the Department must deal with the claims before the 31st of December of this year. It is understood that there are a tremendous number of claims, amounting to tons of thousands, from Nova Scotia, which will probably explain the delay in action in individual cases. Pictou Advocate.