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VOL, XL NO. b3.
KOCK ISLAND, THUKSDAY. DECEMBER IX. 1S01 ,,,. .e.
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NEW MEN AT FRONT.
Speaker Crisp Tries New Tim
ber for the Committees.
SPRINGES GIVEN A LEADING POST.
While Mills I Relegated Somewhat to
the Rear General Shake-I'p that Tat
New Blood on It Mettle A Coinage
Committee That l.ooki Very Argentif
erous Bynnm iet a Third Place on
the Military, and Ilolnian Tut Where
Hi Objections Will lo Most Good.
Washington, Pec. 24. The prediction
that Speaker Crisp in the make up of his
committees would do violence to the rule
of precedence as established by years of
practice was verified ly the list as an
nounced yesterday. In the committee on
elections the rule is observed; Representa
tive O'Ferrall, of Virginia who was
second on the minority to Crisp himself
last congress, gocsto I he head. Nils Haugen
of Wisconsin, is the lirst minority mem
her.being the first nnioig survivors on that
side. The committee on ways and means
is badly shaken tip, as was expected.
Sjiringer in a ew Position.
Sjiringer, who has not heretofore been
Vnnected with the committee at all. is
rhairnian, and McMillin holds second place,
his relative position on the minority last
congress. Turner is retained, but the ot her
members of the majority AVilson, Mont
gomery, Whiting, S?hively, .Stevens, Coch
ran, and Bryan are all new men. Reed,
Harrows, McKenna, and Payne have served
lH-fore, and Dalell takes Bayne's place.
Dingley is transferred to the committee on
Want to Keep Expense Down.
Instead of promoting Forney, who head
ed the minority in the last congress,
Speaker Crisp has made Ho man chairman
of the committee on appropriations, with
Forney second. All other Democratic
memliers are retained and C. K. Hreckin
ridge, Compton and O'Neill of Massachu
setts added. Livingston represents the
Alliance membership. The new Republi
can members are Bingham, Dingley anil
Grout. Relden has licen dropped. Outh
waite of Ohio is a notable example of the
appointment of a chairman from outside
the old membership of the committee, lie
is placed at the head of military affairs
and loses his place on the elections com
mittee. It.tnum' But tiift a Third l'lare.
General Wheeler, of Alaliama, the rank
ing memlier of the old committee. is second
on the list. David H. Culberson of Texas
goes to the head of the judiciary, lieing tlie
ranking memlcrof the old minority: while
cx-CltainnHU K.H.Taylor of tlhio heads
the minority this year. Oates of Alabama
is second and Hynum of Indiana third.
This is the best place Byniim gels. J lad
Mills' been elected speaker he would prob
ably have been chairman of ways and
means. Henry Bac on of New York, a new
man, gets the ehainnansbip of the im
portant committee on banking and cur
rency, instead of Covert of New York,
who did not vote for Crisp.
Mills iven an Important l'lare.
Mills is at the head ot the new commit
tee on interstate and foreign commerce.
Charles linker, of New York, was chair
man of the committee on commerce, its
predecessor in t he last congress. Coinage,
weights, and measures, as was expected,
will tie presided over by Richard 1'. Hland,
and the memlership of t lie committee in
dicates that if silver legislation is not a
feature of this congress it will not be the
fault of the committee. The majority is
radically free sihi r.
PERSONNEL OF' THE COMMITTEES.
Illinois Pretty Well Recognized With
lliree 4 hiiii-uiHiisliips.
Following is the composition of the un
important committees, the first name on
the list lieing the chairman in each case:
Ways ami Means Spiiiiircr of Illinois,
McMillin of Tennessee. Turner of lieorgia.
Wilson of West Virginia. Montgomery of
Kentucky, Whiting of Michigan, Shiveiy
of Indiana. Cochran of New York. Stevens
of ."!.!ssMchuihctts, Urjan of Nebraska,
I iced of Maine. Burrows of Michigan. Mc
Kenna of California, l'.-iyne of New Yolk,
Dal.dl of 1'ciiiisylvnuia.
Coinage, Weights, and Measures 1. P.
Bland, Charles Tracy, .1. R. Williams. C.
R. Kilgore, s. M. Robinson. Rice Pierce. ,T.
F. Kppes, ;. F. Williamsof Massachusetts,
W. A. McKeighan, 11.11. Bartine. Abner
Taylqr of Illinois. T. W. Stone of Pennsyl
vania, M. N. .lohnson of North Dakota.
Klections Charles T. O'Ferrall of Vir
ginia, Lu W. Moore of Texas. J. E. Cobb
of Alabama. T. R. Paynter of Kentucky,
Jason B. Brown of Indiana, D. X. Iock
wood of New York, T. (. Lawson of
tienrgia, X. P. (jillespie of Pennsylvania.
George Johnston of South Carolina, Nils
Haugrn of Wisconsin, A. A. Taylor of
Tennesee, R. K. Doan of Ohio," J I. V".
Johnson of Indiana, John E. Royburn of
Pennsylvania. C. I"). Clarke of Wyoming.
Pensions Wilson of Missouri, Hender
son, Bank head, Xorton, Parrett, Barwig,
Tones, Moses, Stewart, Scull, Waugh,
Uouk of Tennessee, Bowers.
Judiciary I). B. Cullierson of Texas. W.
C. Gates of Alabama, W. 1). Bynum of
Indiana, F. R. Stockdale of Mississippi, S.
H. Goodnight of Kentucky, J. J. Boatner
of Louisiana, J. A. Buchanan of Virginia,
A. C. Chapin, F. C. Taylor, S. P. Wolver
ton, E, B. Taylor of Ohio, James Buchanan
of Nevr Jersey, J. W. Ray of Pennsylvania,
H. H. Powers, Cass Broderirk.
Lalior J. V. Tarsney. W. F. Wilcox. W..
W. Dickson. I E. McGann, Irvine Dun
gan, T. L. Bunting, James Cipchart, J.
W. Causey, John Davis, James Buchanan
of New Jersey. M. Brosius, X. P. Haughen,
L. Wilson of Washington.
Invalid Pensions A. X. Martin of Indi
ana, L. F. Mc Kinney, R. W. Ryon. George
Van Horn, H. W. Snow, C. F. Oribbs. A.
J. Pierson, W. H. Harries. E. K. McDon
ald, W. H. Butler, J. P. Flack, A. A. Tay
lor of Tennessee, X'. M. Curtis, J. L.' Jolley,
J. 15. Robinson,
Columbian Exposition A. C. Dnrborow,
J. B. McCreary, jl. B. Riley, G. W. Houk,
Joseph AY heeler, W. D. Lagan, J. J. Little,
William Coggswell, Nelson Dingley, J.
Kenna, J. P. Dollivvr.
Foreign Affairs J. H. Blount, J. B.
McCreary, C. K. Hooker, L. K Chaptnaii
A. P. Fitch, J. F. Andrews, B. T. Cable,
Isadore Raynor, T. J. Geary. R. R. Hitt.
A. C. Harmer, Jame-s O'Donnell, John
Appropriations W. S. Holman, W. H.
Forney, J. D. Sayres, W. C. Breckenridge,
A. M. Dockery, William Mutchler, C. H.
Breekenridge, Barnes Compton, J: H.
O'Neill of Massachusetts, J. F. Livingston,
D. B. Henderson, William Cogswell, H. H.
Bingham, Xelson Dingley, W. W. Grout.
Banking and Currency Henry Bacon,
Scott Wike of Illinois, w". H. Crain, W H.
Cate, W. W. Dickersou, Louis Sja-rry, M.
K. Gantz, N. N. Cox of Tennessee. S. W.
Cobb of Missouri, J. H. Walker of Massa
rhusetts, M. Brosius, Hosea Towusheud,
X. J. Henderson of Illinois.
Indian Affairs s. W. Peel, J. M. Allen,
L. A. Turpin, H. H. Rockwell, W. H.
Brawley, Thomas Lvnch, T. D. English,
H H. Glover, O. M. Kem, J. L. Wilson ol
Washington, Joseph McKenna, W. B.
Hooker of Xew York, A. C. Hopkins ol
Pennsylvania, D. A. Harvey of Oklahoma.
Interstate and Foreign Commerce R. Q.
Mills, G. D. Wise of Virginia, Andrew
Price, Isadore Raynor, G. S. Brickner, T.
S. Geary, G. W. Houk of Ohio, S. R. Mai
lory, Josiah Patterson, J. J. O'Neill ol
Missouri, Charles O'Neill of Pennsylvania,
John Lind, C. S. Randall, Bellamy Storer.
J. H. Ketchum.
Naval Affairs II. A. Herliert, William
Elliott, A. J. Cummings, J. A. Geissen
heimer, W. F. Daniell, Adolph Myer, J.
W. Lawson of Virginia, William McAleer,
Henry Page, H. C. Ixxlge, J. I'. Dolliver,
J. H. Wadsworth, C. A. Uoutelle.
Agriculture W. H. Hatch, Clarke
Lewis, S. B. Alexander, H. Jr. l oumans,
G. W. Shell, W. S. Foreman, F. E.
White, Anthony Camanet, Charles L.
Moses, J. p. Long. E. H. Ftinston, E. H.
AVilson of Kentucky. J. L. Jolley; Dane
Waugh. H. P. Cheatham.
Irrigation of Arid Lands S. V. T.
Iinham, J. M. Clancey, I. L. Breitz, J.
H. Gorman, F. S. Coolidge. W. W. Dick
son, Jerry Simpon, J. A, Pickler. C. U.
Randall, X. M. Curtis, W. Sweet, J. L.
Military Affairs J. H. Outhwaite, Jo
scph Wheeler, W. C. Xewlicrrv, D. P. Pat
ton. H. H. Rockwell, .1. L. Mitchell, Oscar
Lipham, E. F. McDonald, J. C. Crosby, 11.
H. Bingham, C. E. Belknap, W. W. Bow
ers, .1. A. T. Hull.
Rivers and Harbors Blanchard. Catch
ing. Stewart, lister of Georgia, Clark of
Alabama. Haynes, Weadock, Jones, Paige,
Byrnes, Henderson of Illinois, Singer, Her
man, Stephen, Stone of Pennsylvania,
Reform in the Civil Service Andrew,
Boatner, Wike, Brawley, Patterson of
Ohio. Sperry, Meredith. Coombs, Harris,
Hopkins of Illinois, Russell, Brosieus,
I.es Important Chairmanship.
Following are chairmen of the less im
portant committees: S. M. Robinson, im
provement Mississippi river; C. H. Paige,
manufactures: Samuel Fowler, merchant
marine and fisheries; J. B. Riley, Pacific
railways: .. D. Tillman, iatents; A. P.
Fitch, private land claims; Edward line,
militia: W. H. Cowles. mines and mining;
B. H. Bunn. claims; W. 1. Hayes, educa
tion: W. E. Haynes.alcoholie liquor traffic;
II. Stump, immigration and naturaliza
tion; Amos .1. Cummings. library; F. F
Belt .hoover, war claims: J. D. Richardson,
printing; W. F. Wilcox, eleventh census;
A. P. Fitch, private land- claims; J. J.
Hemphill. District of Columbia: W. I'.
Ellis, revision of the laws; J. 1. Chipman,
election of president and vice president.
Expenditures in the Departments R. E.
I-eMcr. sttte: S. H. Brickner, treasury: A.
B. Montgomery, war; C. A. O. McClel
land, navy; W. C. Oates. postoftice: J. M.
Allan, justice; C. 1'. Edmunds, agricul
ture. (ives Repnhliean Kmploycs a Month.
No comment was made on the anuonce
nient of the committees. As soon as the
reading of the list was completed Rush
offered t lie u-ual resolution providing for
the asMgnments ,f clerks to the commit
tees for this congress by the committee on
accounts. St. me of Kentucky objected to
its consideration at the present lime and
it went over until after tin- holidays, thus
giving the Republican clerks au extra
STILL WAITING ON CHILI.
ALIENS' RIGHTS IN ILLINOIS.
A Chicago Judge Derlare the Alien
Proper!- Law Invalid.
Chicago, Dec. 24. Judge Collins ren
dered an important decision yesterday
morning, declaring void an act passed in
June, 1S87, by the Illinois state legislature,
restricting aliens in their holdings of real
and personal property. George Ending
Schultze, a citizen of the United States,
died July 5, leaving two lots on the
west side valued at fri.iKXi. His heirs-at-law
are a brother, who resides in Chicago,
and the widow, who resides in Germany.
Called It a Piece of Foolilineit.
The widow filed a petition for the parti
tion of the estate in the circuit court, and
the brother filed a plea raising the ques
tion of the validity of the alien law. Under
the act non-resident aliens can not acquire
property by descent or otherwise. Judge
Collins said he thought the alien act was
a piece of foolishness, and the legislature,
had gone mad when they passed it. The
case was appealed by the Chicago heirs to
the supreme court.
Didn't Attend to Hi lnty.
Washington-, Dec. 24. The president
has removed Collector Warmcnstle, of
Pittsburg, and appointed Chief Deputy
Mitchell to take charge of the office. The
treasury department refuses to disclose the
nat ure of t he charges against Mr. Warm
cast le. but t hey are understood to lie neg
lect of duty.
Minister Lincoln Not to Renign.
London, Dec. St. It would seem from
the nat ure of various cablegrams which
have been pouring in upon the American
legation, that a rumor is current in the
United States that Minister Lincoln has
resigned, or is atx.ut to do so. This rumor
is authoritatively denied and similar de
nials are being sent in reply to all in
quiries received at the legation.
School Snperlnteiident Raab III.
Belleyhj.k, Ills., Dec. 'J4. Henry Raab,
of Springfield, state school superintendent,
who is visiting here, has suffered a slight
ttroke of paralysis, affecting his eyes. The
physicians attending him will not permit
him either to read or write for the present.
He was not otherwise affected.
Vlicle Sum Inclined to ;ive the Perma
nent .fi eminent a Chance.
Washington. Dec -I. An ominous si
lence is maintained in ollicial circles re
specting t he new s from Chili. It is every
where conceded that important dispatches
liaeNeu received from Minister Egan,
but it is impossible to learn t heir contents,
so close-iiioul hetl arc the ollicials who are
in a Misition to know what they are.
Chili's provisional government, which still
has control of affairs and is responsible for
the events leading up to the present condi
tion of things, has an existence limited
only to alxmt ten days longer, and it is not
believed that this government, unless
forced by extraordinary events not now
foreseen or anticipated, will precipitate a
crisis with it.
Watching the Progre of Kvent.
The administration, while not disposed 1
to rush matters in view of the sjiely
change, is closely watching the progress of
events and making preparations to prompt
ly meet any emergency which may arise.
When tlie new cabinet is announced there
may lie a foreign minister who will pursue
a different policy from that of the present
minister, and with whom a satisfactory
settlement may lie made without resort to
unpleasant measures. But it is only fair
to say that not much hope exists that the
new government will be any more pacifi
cally inclined than the present one.
The CongreKioiial Summary.
Washington, Dec. 24. In the senate
yesterday a bill prohibiting monopoly in
the transportation of meat products was
sent to a special committee: a bill was in
troduced to guarantee Nicaragua canal
lionds under certain conditions. Other
bills: To regulate the laws regarding the
payment of seamen; to regulate the load
line of vessels, and a number of measures
of less importance. A resolution was
passed calling on the secretary of agricul
ture to report progress on irrigation by
artesian wells, etc. An executive session
was held, after which the senate adjourned
to Jan. 5 next.
In the house the speaker announced he
list of standing committees and the house
adjourned to Jan. 5.
fleeted a leluorrat.
Albany, X. Y., Dec. 24. Gnlen K. Hitt
(Democrat) was elected yesterday over
John J. McCalie (Republican) to fill the
vacancy in the Thiol assembly district of
Alliany county caused by the death cf
William Murphy. Hitt's majority was
2,4. ' ,
Been Wandering for Three Tay.
Lkmaks. Ia., Dec. 24. Maggie Oldthoff,
in a fit of temporary insanity, left the
place where she was working in town last
Monday night anil wandered away. After
lieing out and' exposed to the severe
weather for three days and nights she fi
nally reached her sister's at Remsen in a
deplorable state. The commissioners of
insanity will probably act on her case.
"i HE MARKETS.
Chicago, Dec. 23.
Following were the quotations on the board
of traile tivtay: Wheal December, opened
lK Cioscd Wi'Tje; January. ojncd Wljjc,
closed 4c: !ay. oiiened '.fiLo, closed UPyc
Corn Year, opened 44r, closed 4114c; Jan
uary, oiiened 4 i s. -. dosed May, opened
closed 41?4c. Oats December, opened
and elo-cd :S!e: January. oenetl lile, closed
81 -V: M'. oiiened -Ji'tc, closed :.'rv. Pork
December, opened JT.twi. closed fT.tiU; January,
opened in..7i. ih.Mtl ;io.52i May, oiiened
f Il.1c.t4j. closed J 11.10. Lard loceiuber, opened
S-'Llfc;1-, closed $.Vl5.
Live stock Iri.-es at the Union Stock yards
today ranged as follows: Hogs Market
was active on packing and shippini; account ;
prices ruled .V lm- loa-er: sales ranged at
Ji.Hnr.-a.riO pius. .i.iiK,F:i.T5 liwht, &-?-VJt.7U
rough packing. :!.ni":i.!i mixed, anil $si.7ft&
8H heavy packing and shipping lots.
Cattle -Market rather active on local and
shipping aco.-.int. and prices Uk- higher;
quotations ranged at ".' choice to ex
tra shipping steers, $44Wi.Y:Si good to choice
In. ;( Iit'i 1 ii'i ta r to good. fi'.!,i;).iiO com
mon to medium. do.?3.irri:t.T"i butchers steers,
f l.sir.i.vi M.H-k.rs, $3.:ki(,(;t.ai Texas steers.
ii:;!.3:i feelers. Jl.im i so cows, fl."VJiJ.T3
bulls, and $2.2V..V.r veal calves.
Sheep --Market rather active and prices
pteady; quotations ranged Ht $:l.T.V,i.-i.in
westerns, Ssi.;.V.i-V4il natives and $4.1.i.ti5
Produce: Mutter - Fancy separator 27(Tiiie.
in-r Hi: duiries. f.iney, fresh. 'JK.iiiic; packing
slock, fresh. i:V.i.l.V. Kggs--Krm.li candled,
loss otr. -4 -l-4'ge Jicr do; ice-ilimse stock. IT
11' l-se. Dressed poultry -lUns. ; i-r lb;
spring chickens. !'... -:!c; dm ks. Sialic; gees?,
t. '.!: turkeys, ch.nce, l ; conr.i.m
stiKk. p.ir. Still,-." l'olal,.es lleh-
mns. : i,l- per hu: B-;r auks. ;;-T lio,..,
s,.'.'tiie; l'eeries. it:l.V: 0:1:111. .: to hi ir
mixed lots, SV.iJse. St V'ta' "' lUiuois,
S2.'eIt-.T'i: Jerseys. $;).:iii :i.;.j. Apples -1 om
uion, .1.M1 per hbl; cikkI. Sl.'.'r. fancy.
$2.Wt. Crannerries t'upc Co.1, ;.ui .SHI r
1)1)1, $iiV(iJ.'.5il iH-r Imix; Jerseys, fii.iio. (.;.((, I p.-r
bbl. Sa.tliiZi") jier Ih.i;.
Xfw YoitK. Dec. 23.
Wheat No. 2 red winter cash. Sl.nT'4; l)o
cemlier, J1.H.".H; January, SI.uV. Kebruary,
Sl.l4: Marcli. Sl.'"-,. Corn- No. 2 mixed
cash. 52c: Di'. ember, 55; January, aCTtp.'; Feb
ruary, .12c. Cats No. 2 mixed cash. 4tM.4c;
January. 3n?4i-. Rye-Diilland lower; $1.01)
fil.18. Barley Nominal; Xa 2 Milwaukee,
eit74c. Pork- Hull but steady; new mesa,
SI :ln. 10.50. Ijird-yuiet: January, .43;
Jl Wl.a 1 is
11 11 it
LESS THAU HALP Trie
PRICt OF OTHER BRANDS
SOLD IN CANS ONLY