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THE AKGUS SATURDAY. APJKlIi 9, 1892.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latt st U. S. Gov't Report
Cooper's Private Secretary De
nies Doing Wrong.
OTHER CLERKS WHO DID LIKEWISE.
The Facts km Stated by lien. Rnmn Ad
mittcMl, bnt the Practice Claimed To He
Krgnlar and Honorable Brookshire
and fianz Make Statements Simpnon
Talks on the Tariff An Appraiser
Kouimt1 for C'UNtom House r"raiidn
The .riul Army .-t That 100,000
Washington, April X The testimony
submitted by Commissioner Raum Thurs
iay before the special pension invest if,'ut
ing committee of tlie house in regard to S.
E. Hersey's action in selling information
obtained from t he pension office by reason
of his baling access to the files through
his position as private secretary to sev
eral congressmen had the effect of brint;
lng Representative Brookshire. of Indiana,
and Kepresentative Gantz, of Ohio, two
members who employed llersey todo pen
sion work for them, before 1 lie committee
yesterday to explain their connection with
Hersey in employing him to call tip their
Supposed It (Viu All Square.
Brookshire said Hersey had been hired
to attend to his pension business. For a
time he paid Hersey fci" per. month and
postage and then fcJO iier month and post
age. He had perfect confidence in his in
tegrity. The soldiers seemed well sat
isfied with the work he w as doing and
Thursday's complaint was the first he had
neam. io far us receiving any compensa
tion from a soldier the matter never en
tered his head, added Brookshire, and if
abuse of privilege had oecured by Hersey
he never heard of it.
Ciantz Tent i Hen the Maine Way.
Gantz said that Brookshire's statement
was about what he desired to make, but
be would say in addition that he had been
ick during thew in.erand felt that he
Deeded someone to help him in the sol
diers' interest and he employed Hersey and
had 110 knowledge that he received com
pensation from any other person than him
self. Hersey had been of great service to
him, but he had no knowledge that Hersey
violated the privileges of his position.
Kow Here C omes Hersey Himself.
Hersey was called as a witness. He said
he had been employed by representatives
lnrborrow, of Illinois; Perkins, of Iowa;
Brookshire, and Struble, but he had no
understanding that he was o receive pay
from others than those who employed
him. Representative Coojier .and he. did
not have any such understanding. Hit re
garded this employment as honorable.
The members of Congress who employed
hirq did not know t hut he was receiving
pay from attorneys. He named H. .S.
Maddux and Mr. McClellan as private secre
iarjes to congressmen who were engaged
"la the same business.
Declares He Has LQP Nothing Wrong.
Hersey said he met Morgan (who made
the charges against him) through an in
troduction by Cooper. If Cooper made the
remark to Morgan in effect that if Morgan
had anything wortn payingfor he (Hersey)
would lie the man todo it for him. witness
did not hear it. Witness said he would be
glad to have the investigating committee
look into his record. He had done noth
ing that was wrong. He said that in case
a soldier asked for information he did not
charge the soldier. He knew of cases
where private secretaries to members of
congress had called up cases for status.
Be knew that he was violating no order
or rule in the pension bureau.
Aerepted I'ay If Offered.
He was benefiting soldiers by giving in
formation to attorneys as an attorney, and
that was all there was to it. He secured
the status of cases and gave information
to attorneys and if they gave him pay for
it he accepted it. In response to an inquiry
witness said the reason that attorneys
asked for this information instead of ap
plying to the pension office was that re
cently attorneys had been prohibited from
obtaining information, and it naturally
created a market for information. He
acknowledged that he wrote to Morgan
saying that the correspondence lwtween
them should be strictly confidential. He
had been a clerk in the pension office; had
been discharged by Commissioner Raum,
but was unable to obtain a reason for his
Other Clerks In the H unities.
Witness knew that clerks to members of
congress received pay for this work, but
the members did not know it, aud also
that two clerks to members to his certain
knowledge, were engaged in this business,
and he believed that one clerk to a sena
tor did such work. They were H. S. Mad
dox, who was a clerk for Harter of Ohio,
Cockran tof New York, and Kuglish of
Ke.w Jersey, and a Mr. McClellan, son
of Kepresentative McClellan, of lndi anu,
who was his father's private secretary
and also secretary to Representative Ma r
tin, of Indiana.
ENLOE AFTER PENSION EMPLOYES.
But Hersey Ioesu't Seem to Have the
Knloe continued the examination of
Hersey. He asked him if he knew of any
peusion office employes who furnished in
formation of the character heretofore
mentioned to attorneys. The witness said
he did not. In answer to further ques
tions, Hersey said an examiner in the
office could give information in regard to
cases examined by him if he so desired
and also that the file clerk could do the
same. Witness said he knew of clerks
Who had beeu employed by Attorney
Lemon that were now in the pension of
fice, but none that had any connection
Cooper's Slips the First Used.
"What was your method in obtaining the
status of cases?" asked Judge Payson.
"By presenting the slips to the pension
fflce as though I were acting for a mem
ber of congress and ths claim was sent
down, mt hooper was me nrsi menioet
of congress whoso slip was used."
The witn -ss in the conrse of question
ing said thitt the one senator whose pri
vate secretary called up claims on the sen
ator's slip was li. F. Flanniken, private
secretary to the late Senator Plumb. Wit
ness substantially admitted what was re
vealed in the depositions taken from the
attorneys in regard to Hersey's method of
Has No Kespert for Itauni.
Uion bei tg asked his present relat ions
with the commissioner of pensions, wit
ness replies that the commissioner treat
ed him courteously. He heard that the
commissioi cr had obtained information
that lie (.ilersey) had coached Congress
man Coope , who conducted t he investiga
tion of the pension bureau last year, and
he went to he commissioner aud told him
tie hail not done so, and at the same time
informed the commissioner that he had no
respect for him t he commissioner) because
he had tre ited him in a very cowardly
way. Witness concluded by saying that
no member of congress was responsible
for his action.
Drops Into the Money lSuslness.
H. E. Lit eweaver, confidential clerk to
General Raum, took the stand and told of
his movements in assisting Kxaminer
Greenawalt in taking the depositions in
Ohio and Indiana. Knloe branched into
questions that had been asked different
witnesses a: previous hearings in regari 10
the borrowing of money by Green ii.
Raum, Jr., and the t72 transaction which
had been freely discussed before the com
mittee. Kiiloe asked witness if he had
ever acted as a spy on employes for the
commissioi.er. Witness declined to
answer the question in that form.
Contradicts len. liatitu.
Put in hnot her form he said that the
commissioner never asked hint to watch
employes, but he had at different times
I toiu me commissioner that be had seen
pension office employees associating with
George K. Fleming, aud Williard's Hotel
seemed to le their rendezvous. Line
weaver said that Kxaminer Spraesser was
brought oil from Pittsburg by Green li.
Raum, Jr., which statement was in direct
contrail icti( n to that made by Commis
sioner Ram i before the committee. Noth
ing further of consequence was obtained
aud the committee adjourned for the day.
SIMPSON ON THE TARIFF.
He Stands for Absolute Free Trade in
Washington. April 9. During the de
bate on the 'iill placing cotton ties on the
free list in -he house yesterday Simpson
(Alliance) said he believed in absolute free
trade. He w as a Republican in the days of
Garrison, a. id learned his political lessons
then. But -vhen the Republican party be
came the ch Mtipion of certain interests.and
when manufacturers and moneyed men
controlled the country he left the Repub
lican party. Applause on the Democratic
side.J He stood now for absolute free
trade in every sense. He favored the bill
because it took a step in the projier din-c-tiou
of final y putting everything else on.
the free list
The Navy on the Lake.
Washingon, April 9. McMillan intro
duced a resi lution in the senate yesterday
asking the (-ecretary of state for informa
tion whether the treaty engagement en
tered into with Great Britain in 1817 in re
gard to the naval forces to be maintained
by the two governments on the waters of
the great la-;es was coustrued by the gov
ernment of he United States to lie still in
force after six months' notice given by tl.e
United States of a desire to terminate the
same given in 1Ni4 and ratified by an act of
congress pased Feb. i), lStlTi.
Seut.te and House In Itrief.
Washington. April The senate yes
terday passed the District of Columbia
appropriation bill, including an appro
priation of 1iK),ikk) for sustenance and
quarters fir the Grand Army encamp
ment (whit h was adopted by a vote of 41
to 10), and a ljourned till Monday.
The house concluded tiie general debate
on the cotton tie bill and a vote will be
taken on th measure today. The bill was
advocated by Simpson (Alliance), who
said hewaafree trader and welcomed
anything t hat looked that way. At the
night sesj-ion six pension bills were
The ;rip Takes His Leave.
Washington, April . Mr. J. A. W.
Grip, minis: er from Sweden and Norway,
called at the state department Thursday
and present d to Secretary Blaine Baron
H. J. Beck-Friis, secretary of legation,
who will Ik charge d'affaires at the lega
tion during Mr. Grip's absence. The min
ister will le.ive Washington Monday next
for a visit to his nativecountry, extending
over a periol of several months.
Ship Canal from Lakes to Sea.
Washing ton, April St. The house com
mittee on n .11 ways and canals has ordered
a favorable report on the bill introduced
by Bentley of New York appropriating
$100,000 to e liable the secretary of war to
ascertain the feasibility and probable cost
of constructing a ship canal from the great
lakes to the navigable waters of the Hud
Want Some More Contingent Fund.
Washing ion, April 9. The contingent
fund of the house has beeu expended with
the exception of about $1,300. The fund
was originally $104,405, but the demand
upon it has lecn so steady that there is
not enough left to meet the expenses now
actually due. Funeral expenses and the
expenses of investigating committees are
paid out of lie fund.
Called Him Out and Shot mm.
Toleko, O., April 9. George Lenhart. a
carpenter, drove up to the office of Samuel
Clark, asto ie contractor, Thursday and
calling him out deliberately shot him, the
ball entering the latter' s side. Clark fell
to th3 ground, when Lenhart got out of
the buggy and kicked him and again shot
him. Clark is an aged gentleman, and it
is hardly probable that he will pull
through. o cause is yet known for the
deed. Lenl art was immediately arrested.
THE WORLD'S FAIR.
Baker Re-elected President of
A BIG CUT 15 OFFICIAL SALAEIE3.
Thirty Thousand Dollars a Year Saved
Ben Bntterworth Goes Back to His Law
I'raotlee Other Otttolal Changes A
Breeze Created by Burnham Dockery's
Committee Gets Through His Opinion
r the Enterprise The National Com
mission Work of the Women.
Chicago, April 9. At the third annual
election of the World's fair directory
yesterday afternoon officers were chosen
as follows: President, William T. Baker
(re-elected); first vice president, Harlow N.
Higinbotham; second vice president, no
choice. Mr. Gage will probably be chosen
if he will accept it, as it seems likely he
may soon be able to do. Secretary, How
ard O. Kdmonds; treasurer, A. F. See
berger (re-elm-ted); auditor, W. K. Acker
man; attorney, W. K. Carlisle.
Cut the Ottirials' .Salaries.
Without waiting to take breath the new
directory served notice of an all-round
and heavy reduction of World's fair sala
ries by viciously slashing those of its own
officers. The offices of solicitor general
and assistant secretary pere not provided
for an all, aud the president's salary was
reduced from $ir;,(Hnl a year to $t,ooo, the
secretary's from $10,000 to itf.nno, the 'vice
presidents' from isj.tHX) each to nothing at
all, and the treasurer's and auditor's from
".,000to ,t,0oo. The salary of the attor
ney was lixed at $a,ti!0. Kx-Solii itor Bnt
terworth left today for Washington to re
sume his law practice. ' He expect to visit
Chicago frequently, had may establish an
I'l'iiK ipal Changes in the Hosier.
The principal changes in the official
roster are in the vice-presidency, where
Mr. Higinbotham succeeds Mr. Bryan,
and in the retirement of Solicitor-General
Butterworth, whose former duties are
assumed by Mr. Carlisle and Mr. Kd
munds. Mr Carlisle has Wen one of the
legal advisers of the exposition for nearly
a year. He is a son of Senator Carlisle, of
Kentucky. Mr. F.dmunds, the new secre
tary, was Maj. Butterworth's private sec
retary in Washington and has beeu in his
office here in a clerical capacity. It is
understood that President Baker "will not
accept his salary.
Dockery's Committee Gets Through.
Congressman Dockery's conimittea fin
ished its investigation of the World's fair
yesterday and the mumliers left for Wash
ington last evening. Yesterday's session
furnished the only sensation of the inves
tigation. Director General Davis had tes
tified that the estimates for expenditures
in the construction department could be
cut down iW.OOU.OOO. Chief of Const ruction
Burnham broke in here aud said that, the
director general did not know what he
was talking about. This raised the ifeof
Dockery; also Davis, naturally.
Burnham Makes a Unmet ion.
Dockery called on Burnham to retract,
informing him that he had no right to
"put in." Burnham said he would retract
the remark reflect ing on Davis, but still
insisted that Davis was not right in his
estimates. When asked his opinion of the
fair after the investigation was completed
Dockery replied: "While we have beeu
making this inquiry into the exposition
the conviction has been growing upon me
that it is the greatest work of enterprise !
the world has ever known. It is vast; but
the men at the head seem to understand
the requirements of the situation."
THE NATIONAL COMMISSION.
Another Batch of Petitions Regarding
Sunday Closing Sent In.
At yesterday's session of the national
commission another batch of petitions on
the Sunday closing and liquor questions
was sent in. These were the subject of
several hours' discussion, although the
board decidefl the day before to lay them
over until the second day of the October
session. Commissioner Haines, of Ne
vada, spoke earnestly against closing the
gates on Sunday. He objected to con
suming any time discussing a question
that could not come before the hoard until
the directors had made rules governing
Is an Open Sunday Man.
"When this question comes before us
properly I shall vote to keep the fair open
on Sunday," he exclaimed. "I am op
posed to this fanatical idea of locking the
gates on that day, and so are many of the
people who sign these petitions." Secre
tary Dickinson was iustructed to tabulate
the petitions, showing the number re
ceived from each state and the probable
number of signers. In this form the peti
tions will lie laid before the board at its
meeting in October.
All the Space Applied For.
An interesting feature of the report sent
by Directhig General Davis to t he national
commission was thiit relating to the appli
cations, domestic and foreign, for space in
the exposition buildings. The report
showed that all of the buildings are al
ready crowded. Domestic exhibitors have
asked for 2,919,788 square feet of space and
foreign exhibitors 1,U79,899. more than
4.000,0( Kl square feet in all. Chief Allison,
of the department of manufactures, has
had requests from home manufacturers
for f'03.000 square feet and from foreign
commissions for 532,500 square feet. Chief
Buchanan has already been asked by do
mestic exhibitors to reserve 324,300 square
feet. Foreign applications 'amount to
EFFORTS OF THE LADIES.
What Some of the Fair Managers Are Do
ing for the Fair.
Mrs. Fosdick, lady manager for Ala
bama, accompanied by Mrs. Craighead, of
Mobile, is canvassing her state in the in
terests of the fair. She has undertaken
to raise the money necessary to erect the
state building, and expects to secure
$2,000 in Madison county, where she is
working at present.
Mrs. Reed, lady manager for Maryland,
has inaugurated a system of classes in
American history in the stute wchoois and
has been addressing the children concern
ing the general plan of the exposition. As
a prize for the best scholar she offers a
tree trip to the fair.
The board of lady managers has received
a present from Tiffany & Co., of New
York, of the official seal of the board ex
quisitely engraved from a design furnished
by Mrs. Sara Bodker, of North Dakota.
The workmanship is of the finest, and the
members of the board are greatly pleased
at the courtesy and generosity of the firm.
The women of Cincinnati have asked
for a separate room in the woman's build
ing, which they wish to furnish and deco
rate throughout as illustrative of the cul
ture aud art of that city.
THE ILLINOIS GRAND ARMY.
Captain Ed Harlan Elected Department
Springfield, 111., April 9. The Grand
Army encampment adjourned late yester
day afternoon after electing the following
officers: Department commander, Captain
Ed Harlan, of Marshall; senior vice
commander, W. F. Kenaga, of
Kankakee; junior vice commander
A. L. Schimpff, of Peoria; medical direc
tor, J. R. Corbus, of Chicago; chaplain,
W. G. Cochran, of Lovington; council of
administration Lewis Krughoff, Nash
ville; A. D. Cadwallader, Lincoln; W. H.
Venable, Macomb; T. W. Cole, Rockford,
and O. F. Avery, Pontiac.
Said a Good Word for Alger.
The resolutions affirmed faith in Com
rade K.A. Alger and oppose the bill pending
in congress appropriating $100,000 for the
entertainment of the veterans at Washing
ton during the next grand encampment.
The next state encampment will be held
The Minneapolis mills are turning out
on an average :),000 barrels of flour per
A blizzard with the temperature at
freezing point raged in central Illinois
The strike on the St. Louis levee has
been declared "off." It seems to have been
a defeat for the strikers.
It is estimated that but one-fourth of
an average crop of maple suir has been
produced in Vermont.
A convent ion of ex-Con federate veterans
is iu session at New Orleans. Miss Win
nie Davis is one of the honored guests.
Albert II. Watson, of 1'nadilla, Mich.,
died on a railway train in Kentucky while
on his way to Florida for his health.
The steamer Hausa was sunk by collid
ing with the -steamer Falkenburg, near
Bremen. Seven of the crew vere drowned.
Twelve persons were injured in a rail
way collision near Mount Vernon, ().,
through negligence on the part of a flag
man. It is said that President Harrison will
nominate J. Hay Brown, of Lancaster,
Pa., to succeed Justice Bradley on the
I'nion 'longshoremen of Chicago have
decided to strike against a reduction of
wages from 25 to 20 cents an hour. About
4,000 men are involved.
Lung Hing, a wealthy Chinaman in
New York, was assassinated liecause, it is
said, he belonged to a society which was
opposed to the Highbinders.
A bill for an international monetary
congress at Chicago in 1S93 to consider
the silver question has been introduced
for Springer by McCreary.
A saloonkeeper in New York started to
put a tramp out of his place; in the alter
cation which ensued he discovered that
they were both married to the same wife.
An employe in the Worthington Pump
works at Klizabethport was caught bv a
swiftly -revolving shaft; though the clothes
were completely torn from his body he es-
Dr. Pouinsky, a Polish ecclesiastic.
while traveling through l'russia was way
laid and shot by four men. Villagers tmr-
sued the assassins and shot two; the other
two committed suicide to avoid capture.
On their bodies were found tickets bearing
tne wonts: "hxeention Committee of the
Alleged Anarchists Released.
Pakis, April 9. Lebastard and Favre.
two of the anarchists arrested on suspi
cion of being engaged in dynamite out
rages, have been released. The pretext
given is that there is no evidence against
them. It is understood, however, that
they have furnished valuable information,
and are expected to obtain more.
The Kentucky World's Fair Bill.
Fkankfoiit, Ky., April 9. The World's
fair appropriation bill contains a clause
requiring the Kentucky exhibit to be
closed Sunday and that no intoxicating
liquor snail be sold on the grounds.
Freight Rate War Impending.
Chicago, April !. A rate war is im
pending between the fast freight lines
between the Missouri river and the Atlan
A Surprised Frenchman.
During the time of the "gold fever" in
California a Frenchman met an American,
ki a railway car, and at once began to
make minute inquiries about California.
"I have never been there," replied the
"What!" exclaimed his questioner, fall
ing back in astonishment, "an American
and have never been to California!" Harper's.
On the mend
the consumptive M-ho's not be
reft of judgment and good sense.
He's taking Dr. Pierce's Golden
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time and given a fair trial, it will
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Lung-scrofula. For Scrofula, in its
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Blood and Lung diseases, the "Dis
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It's the only guaranteed one. If
it doesn't benefit or cure, you get
your money back. You only pay
lor the good you get.
" Discovery " strengthens Weak
Lungs, and cures Spitting of Blood,
Shortness of Breath, Bronchitis,
Severe Coughs, and kindred affec
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.something else, said to be "just as
good," that the dealer may make a
larger profit. There's nothing at
all like the "Discovery." It con
tains no alcohol to inebriate ; no
yruj or sugar to derange di
gestion. As peculiar in its cura
tive effects as in its comnosition
J Equally good for .adults or children.
-Woodyatt's Music Hoi
No. 1 804 Second Avenue.
WOODYATT & WOODYATT.
This firm have the exclusive sale for this county of th
Piexrjos eircl Organs,
WEBER, 8TU YVES ANT, DECKEK Brioa., "WHEEI eci
ESTEY, AND CAMP & CO M PIANOS,
And the ESTEY, "WESTERN COT? AG?, and Fall
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made and wonderfully durable, but they are so cheap
that it will puzzle you to conceive how th'ey can possibly
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Everything for the house, on easv terms oi
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Open every evening until 8:00 o'clock, and SaturJ&vs until 1 ' ,M-
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