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The usual details in administration of the pension laws are not amusing,
but occasionally even here a bit of humor creeps in to relieve the
tedium. Thus, John Smith, claimant under Invalid Original No.
98,325,423, based his application for succor upon an "injury to leg due
to the kick of a vicious horse" in the service and line of duty, etc.
This was formally insufficient, and the bureau advised to claimant to
this effect, directing him to state: "which leg was injured by the
alleged kick of a vicious horse."
The reply came promptly: