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THE AlUiUS, TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, 1S!K3
Highest of all in Leavening Pov
SOT. FOR Sl'lUXGEll
The Leadership of the House at
WILSON OF TETST VIRGINIA NAMED
As Head of the Ynnil Mmns Commit
tee Ihr Illinois Statesman Chairman
of the Hanking anil CciinAe llliuan
AVill Have To He Content With Indian
Affair General Shaking l"p in House
Committee A l'cnsion A;ent Accused.
VAsniNGTf., Auir. '-."J The event thnr
11 members of t' e house were looking
(or with interest lins come anil the com
mittees 1 ave l)een Mii.onncetl ly Speaker
Crisp. There area
few surprint, but
the two thc.t make
the ni''St comment
are the ilep.rsition
of Springer fiom
the ho:i-e leader
ship for the Demo
crats as chairman
tf the ways ami
n'l the appoint
ment of illiatn
U Wilson, ofWest
v;s.-v- ' I.
w. u wilsoS. Virginia, to that
Impoiuuii iv.si,t,,M, and the retirement of
Hoirnan fn.m the chairmanship of the ap
propriations. It is not that Wilson has
been appointed, but tliiit Spr'nser has
b -en dropped. Springer himself does not
understand it. and says it is taking him
from n subject that he lias studied ami
putting him to w ork on one that he knows
e i..pa:ativeiy lift ie of for he has been
made chairman of the hanking and cur
rency comm. tee.
A Irok at the Lcailer.
Wilson is a Kentieii-.an, scholir, and
'statesman of the Light-1 Di moc-r.-itic type,
clean and brainy. To look at him from
the house gal:ei it-s no one would suspect
hitn of lieinca leader of nu n. In physique
he is small both in heiKht and in girth.
And he seldom speaks. His face is keen
-id intellectual; his feat uren are regular.
His eyes are kind yet sharp. His chin is
firm like Lis mouth, which is concealed
behind a lm-e sandy and tray moustache.
His movements are t ;:itk and precise. His
dress rs neat and quiet. His hands and
(oet are small and shapely. He sits in the
thinl sei tion on tlieleftof the speaker,
half way liack. Wlwn ha sits down he
finds a -omfiirtuble p sition, and will re
tain it for a lonir time. He is a good lis
tener. He prefers to listen, but when he
speak he always has a pood audience.
And Holm an Is Left Out.
lint Holman's retirement is a puzzle to
many. aiso. Why the "watchdog of the
treasury" should have been deposed from
the very position where he could most ef
fectually watch is a question that is not
yet answered. Desides there is a differ
ence in t lie compensation given. Springer
gets a highly important position the head
of the 1 unking and currency while Hol
man's most important post is, now, chair
roan of ths Indian committee. It is the
supposition that Holman is satisfied and
prefers a place at his time of life where
he will not have so much responsibility.
The Way and Means Committee.
There are four committees that general
ly have the most important matters to
nttend to, and in view of our Hawaiian,
ham i -an and other foreign connections
just now a fifth is important the foreign
afairs. The other four are the ways and
means, coinage, banking and currency
and appropriations. The ways and means
committee is made up us follows: William
L Wilson, of West Virginia.chairman; Ben
t n McMillin.of Tennessee; H. G. Thrner.of
Georgia: A. U. Montgomery, of Kentucky;
J. K. "Whiting, of Michigan; W. Iiourke
Cockran, of New York; M. Stevens, of
Massachusetts; W. J. Bryan, of Nebraska;
C. U. Breckinridge, of Arkansas; W. D.
Bynum, of Indiana; J. C. Tarsney, of
Missouri, T. B. Keed, of Maine; J. C.
Burrows, of Michigan; S. K. I'ayne, of
New York; John Dalzell, of Pennsylvania;
A. J. Hopkins, of Illinois; J. II. Gear, of
Coinage and Hanking Committees.
The coinage, banking, appropriations,
and foreign affairs are given in full below:
Coinage, weights, and measures K. P.
Bland, of Missouri, chairman; Charles
Tracy of New York, A. B. Kilgore of Tex
as, J F. Epps of Virginia; W. J. Stone of
Kentucky, .1. M. Allen of Mississippi, J.
H. Bit khend of Alabama, Isidore K.ivnor
of Maryland, M. D. Barter of Ohio, II. A.
Cotlin of Wyoming, W. A. McKeighan of
Nebraska, C. W. ttone of Pennsylvania,
W. N. Johnson of North Dakota, Nelson
Dingley, Jr., of Maine, Willis Swvet of
Idaho. A. Hager of Iowa. J. Frank Al
tlricli of Illinois, J. 1. Kaw iins of Utah.
Banking and currency W. M. Springer,
of Illinois, chairman; Louis Sperry of Con
necticut, N. N. Cox of Tennessee, S. W.
Cobb of Missouri, D. B. Culberson of Tex
as, W. T. F.llis of Keutucky, J. E. Cobb
of Alabama, J. I). Warner of New York,
T. L. Johnson of Ohio, J. A. C. Black of
Georgia, U. T. Hall of Missouri, J. H.
Walker of Massachusetts, M. Brosius of
Pennsylvania, T. J. Henderson of Illinois,
C. A. Kussell of Connecticut, N. P. Han
ger, of Wisconsin, H. N. Johnson of Indi
ana. A .propriations J. D. Sayers. of Texas,
C a.rman; W. C P. Breckinridge, of Ken
tucky; A. M. Docker-, of Missoi-ri; Barnes
Comptou, of Maryland; J. H. O'Neill, of
Massachusetts; L. F. Livingston, of
Georgia; J. E. Waahington, of Tennessee;
S. M. Kobiuson, of Louisiana; E. V.Brook)
shire, of Indiana; J. R. Williams, of Ilti
noies; XV. 3. Coombs, of t New Jfork; D. B.
Henderson, of Iowa; W. Cogswell, of Mas
sachusetts; M. P. Bingham, -of Pennsyl
vania; Nelson Dingley, of Maine; W. W.
Groat, of Vermont; J. G. Cannon, of Illi
nois. .. , f. t-
Forelgn ' Affairs McCreary, of Ken
tucky, chairman; Hooker of Mississippi,
Fitch of New York, Kayncr of Maryland,
Geary of California. Price of Louisiana,
er. -Latest U. S. tiov't Report.
Tucker ot irginia, D nsmore ot Arkan
sas, Everett ; Massachusetts, Hitt of
Iilini is. liarn.er of I'tni.sylvania, Storer
ot Ohio, Blair of New Hampshire, Draper
of Mass.-thitsctts, Yin Voothis of New
POSTS THAT OTHERS OBTAINED. I
A jciie;ian for t!:c Hi-utl of the l't unions
i ttmmittee CI airmanship.
In view ot ti e ruliags of the pension
bureau that c i:imitt e also l.ecomes one
of considerable inter st, as is as fullov. ;
Mtse- o' Georgia, chairman; Henderson
0. North Carolina. John of Virginia,
Hi.uk of Ohio, Sn'dr;ss of Tel.l.i s.-ee.
lajl r f Ii.diatia, l.isie ot Kentucky.
Ciaik o Missouri, Baker ot Kansas,
ljoU'ienslager of Ne v Jersey, Bus c o:
t 1 Dakota, V,"hite of Ohio, Tawntr tl1
Then the lo st po s of honor left were
given as follow-, the ;erson named In-ing
chairman of the coitmittee: Election',
("Ferral ol Virgini; ; jmiiciar;., Culiier
son of Texa; interst.- te and fort iun com
merce. Wise of Virginia; rivers and har
bors, B'.ancl.ard of . ( uisiana; agriculture,
Hatch of Missouri; n ilitary affair-. Otitii
waite of Ohio; naval irTairs, Cummings of
New- Yo;k; p stoffit -s and itst nutils,
Hendtrson of Noit t Carolina; public
lands, Mclinc cf Aikmsas; public build
ings and grounds. B. nkiieiid of Alabama:
l'acific railroails, H-i.ly of l'ennsx lvania;
education. Knloe of 1 ennessee: labor, Mc
Gann of Illinois; militia, Forman of Illi
nois, patents, Cohert of New York; invalid
persions, Martin of I idiana; claims, Bunn
of North Carolina; w ir claims, Beltzhoo
Ver of Pennsylvania; immigration and
naturalization, Geissenhainer of New
Jersey. The chief surprise in the make-up of
the committifs, as stated in the foregoing,
is the change made in Springer's position.
He had insisted that it was improbable
that he would be depased from the head
of the ways and m -ans, but all things
were possible, and others thought his con
fidence likly to be mistaken. But no
body had thought of him for head of the
banking and currency committee; he was
"generally" accorded the head of the for
eign affairs if he lost the ways and
means. General opi: ion, however, was as
mistaken ns Springer. An intimate
friend of Crisp said I hat he had consulted
no one in arranging the list. The explana
tion for this action was, the gentleman
said, that there had been so much fric
tion occasioned two years ago that he (the
speaker) preferred to make the selections
tion without advice t r assistance and as
sume the entire responsibility for the
In addition to the changes of chairmen
the rank and file of the committees have
undergone an unust ally radical change,
former memliership iteing in many cases
no indication of con' iuuance on that par
ticular committee. For instance Cobb of
Alabama and I'ayn er of Kentucky are
rot on the committet of elections, and C.
K. Brecklnriuge of rkansas is not on the
committee on appiopriations. Cannon
goes to the foot of th; committee cf which
he was chairman i i the Fifty-first con
gress, and Gear of It wa again finds him
self on the committer on ways and means.
The committee on coinage, weights, and
measures is said to b-j in favor of free coin
age, nine to eight (the Utah delegate not
having a vote), while the committee on
banking and currency is said to be op
posed to free coinage, eleven to six. '
SINUOUS PENSION METHODS.
Alleged of u Attorney Operating in a
Town in Iowa.
Washington, Aug. 23.- -Commissioner
of Pensions Lochren is out in a statement
regarding the operations of Attorney Van
Leuven; of Lime Springs, la., who has
been suspended front practice before the
bureau owing to his alleged crooked meth
ods of securing pensions for clients and
charging them more than the legal fee for
his services. The commissioner says that
while he cannot enter iuto details regard
ing this man's practices.it has been "clear
ly shown that for years he has supported
the clrims which he has prosecuted by a
highly developed and successful system of
dishonest practices. At the time of his
suspension evidence wasiiefore the bureau
showing beyond tuestion instances of
purchase of testimor y. fraudulent prepara
tion of affidavits, bribing of sworn officials
of the government, and wholesale deception
of applicants f r ii'ioi,s Iry means of
which they were induced to show their
gratitude by the payment of fees and
gratuities bevond the amounts allowed by
law." The commissione- says that such evi
dences of fraud were discovered in Van
Leuven's practice t,hat every case in
which he was atto-ney became an object
of suspicion, and in 200 cases payment of
pension was suspe ided lending inquiry
into them. This was in accordance witn
the uuiform practice of the bureau. He
adds; "Doubtless 1 here are som cases in
which the temporary los of pension works
hardships- to worthy men, but no pains
will be spared to ascertain such cases and
make the pe iou of suspension as brief as
possible. It is not charged or believed
th it in each Biispeti led case the pensioner
himself has been guilty of misconduct.
It was Van Leuvet's practice to lake the
prosecution of his cases quite out of the
hands of the applii ant, and thus it often
happened that honet daimsin his charge
were suppported by ij'shonest means.'
The Idea of tin Illinois Man.
Washington, Auy. 22. The idea of abol
ishing the "legal tender" quality of money
has cropped out lecently from several
sources, and it came out in -a speech at the
evening session of the house. McDannold
of Illinois (Dem.) sa d tiiat he was in favor
of the free coinage of gold and silver at
any ratio that might be acceptable. He
would then remove from both their legal
tender quality. But '-he government should
have the privilege ol paying every dollar it
owed in coin. That was the only method
of restoring the parity of the two metals.
. Mora Yellow Fever at Brunswick. '
Washington, Atg. 22. Surgeon Gen
eral Wyman "has eceived tlie following
from the surgeon in charge at Brunswick,
Ga, "One case of fc ver iu Krunswick not
connected with ,Bra. lha nt.'
ii m ill' i m w
HUNTING A BRUTE.
Diabolical Crimes of an Illinois
LAIR OF THE FIEND SURROUNDS!).
Whole Neighborhood Kngaed in the
Search and Judge Lynch Along His
Hiding l'lace ft Forest and Swamp
The Miscreant Armed to the Teeth and
Ietermlned Not To He Taken Leaden
Oakland, Ills., Aug. 22. At Erushy
Fork, six miles north of this city, there
are 20 infuriated men surrounding a large
llt of timber and a swamp in which is
hidden Lou Gdl Meyers, who is wanted
for two of the most diabolical crimes ever
perpetrated in the history of this section
of the country. Last Friday morning Lou
Meyers went to the house of a neighbor
named Will, and findins no one el -eat
home assaulted Mrs. Will, who is a weakly
woman, but did not su weed iu his purpose
until he had completely torn her clothes
off. A short time after this brute in
human form met his little 11-year-old niece
and assjulted her.
Hanged the Child to a tree.
In order to do away with the only living
witness of tl is latter crime, and while she
was in an unconscious condition from the
effects of his brutal passions, Meyers took
a string, made a noose of it and hung the
little girl to a tree. Then he returned
home, gave his wife a severe beating, also
one of his own little girls, and fled to the
woods, not, however, before securing a
Wiache-ter rifle, a shotgun, and two re
volvers, telling his wife that she must
that niht send him a basket of provis
ions. The little girl whom he assaulted
and hung to a tree was discovered by a
neighbor and taken down. L fe was "not
extinct, but it took over two hoars to re
suscitate her and even then she could not
talk on account of her throat beiog so sore.
The Neighborhood in a Man Hunt.
She took a pencil and on a piece of paper
wrote the facts of the awful calumity that
had befallen her. By this time the first
crime had been discovered, and the neigh
borhood as one man arose to hunt Meyers.
Brushy Forkis in Douglass couaty. The
sheriffwas notified and a warrant sworn
out against Meyers. A posse was hastily
sworn in and the hunt for Meyers began in
earuest. He was traced from Burgett's
ford to Andy Gwinn's big woods pasture,
and there the posse sighted him as he was
entering the woods. Over fifty shots were
urea at him, but none of them hit the
Wounded One of the Tosse.
All Friday night and Saturday and San
day the woods were surrounded. A little
while after dark Sunday night Meyers made
an effort to pass through the south side of
the guard line, but did not succeed. He
did succeed, however, in wounding anoth
er one of the posse. He was shot at a
number of times. There are over 1.0JO
acres of woods where he is now hiding.
There is a big swamp also in these woods.
Armed as Meyers is and knowing that he
is desperate the possee is not courageous
enough to rush upon him.
Will Be hed if Caught.
He has repeatedly stated previous to
committing these two last crimes that ho
would die before he would eve.- go to the
penitentiary again and these threats
dampen materially the courage of the
farmers who are see kin 4 his capture. The
little girl whom he assaulted and tlun
hanged is not expected to live and this
fact makes the citirens thirst for his
blood. Should he be captured alive the
infuriated men will surely hang him.
KILLED WITH A CLUBBED GUN.
Fatal Encounter Caused ly a Small Case
Dekalb, Ills., Aug. fci. While returning
from a hunting excursion in the country
Frank Tuller, of this city, entered the field
of Smith Avery, about two miles south of
town, and helped himself to a bag of corn.
A passer by mentioned the fact to Avery,
w ho immediaily started out to see about
it. On his approach Tuller dropped the
corn and drove oft in hot haste, with Av
ery In pursuit.
Being overtaken Taller clubbed his gun
and as Avery approached the wagon dealt
him a terrible blow on the head from
the effects of. which he died five
hours laser. Tuller,. who is a carpenter,
drove home and went to work next morn
ing as usual, but on learning of
Avery's death at onoe gave himself up
to the officers of the law and is now in the
county jail. Avery was an intelligent
young farmer of about 35 years, promi
nently connected and stood well in the
Freight Business Very Dull.
FoKT Wayne, Ind., Aug. 22. Freight
business on the Pennsylvania Railroad
company's lines has been so slack for the
past four weeks many trainmen have been
idle. One trainman on every regular
freight crew between Pittsburg aud
Chicago on the Pittsburg, Fort Wayne
and Chicago system has been laid off in
definitely. Sixty men were dismissed be
tween Fort Wayne and Chicago alone. It
is understood that the order affects the
entire Pennsylvania system.
Conveution or Fire Chiefs.
Milwaukee, Aug. 22. The annual con
vention of the National Association f
Fire Chiefs met here this morning. Five
hundred chiefs from all parts of the
United States and a number of foreign
chiefs are expected.. The exhibits will be
placed at the Stadt thevtre and will in
clude a collection of pictures showing the
methods of fire fighting practiced in all
the ages since the time of Pharaah.
Found Hanging to a Tree.
Leaven wokth, Kau., Aug. 22. Near
Milworth the dead body of Silas Wilson,
a ni gro ex convict and horse thief, was
found hanging to a tree near the roadside.
The rope that strangled him to death en
circled his waist and securely tied his
hands behind bis body. . Wilson was last
seen near Pleasant Ridge in a cart with
two farmers, one of whom was John
Buchanan. That the negro was lynched
is almost certain.
Conflagration at Thayer, Ho.
Thater, Aug. 22. Fire destroyed a
large part of the business houses in this
city. Among the buildings burned were
Westfall's hotel, Garwood's drug store,
Southoff's shoe store, 'Voodward's saloon,
Keys' grocery, Tribble's law office, post
office and a barber shop, together : with
several vacant buildings. The loss is
over (30,000; partly covered by insurance,
A RAIUROAD RIOT.
Attempt to Relay Tracks Precipitates a
Itiot in Pennsylvania.
MahanovCity, Pa.. Aur. 22 Last
night citizens of Gilberton took up
the tracks of the Schuylkill Traction
company becauseof failure to comply
with borough ordinances. This morn
ing the company with an armed force
attempted to relay the tracks, precipitating-
a battle, resulting in the
death of two. and a number were in
j n red.
The Cherokee Strip.
Washington, Aug. 22. President
Cleveland has issued a proclamation
opening the Cherokee strip at noon
Theie is a speck oi war in Europe grow
ing out of the massacre at Aigues-Mortes,
France, of alwut fifty Italians by French
lalsirers localise the Italians worked
cheaper than the French. In Italy it takes
soldiers to hold the peopl j in check, and a
Frenchman isn't safe. '
A carriage containing five persons was
run down by a Ixdiigh Valley train at Le
roy, N. Y.. and all were killed. The vic
tims were: Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Boree,
Miss Ola Bovee, Nancy Vycks, and Emma
Another death from cholera is rcportei
at the New- York quarantine station.
Recruiting officers say that the prevail
ing hard times are driving a large num
ber of men to enlist in t'te army. There
are now only 154 vacancies.
New York city and vicinity has been
visited by a terrific storm. Five lives
were lost in northern New Jersey and in
Gotham streets were Hooded sjpnd great
damage doae to property in basements.
William Myles, a Cincinnati banker,
was drowned near Thousand Island Park,
in the St. Lawreuce river, Lis yacht being
ran down by a steamboat.
Obituary: At Carthage, Ills.. Batlker
Hiram G. Ferris, aged T3. At 0.uin:-y, III.,
Postmaster J. C. Thompson. At l'latts
burg, N. Y., Rev." Brother Azarias, the
Roman Catholic lecturer an 1 writer. At
Tremont, His., Peter Getts.
A school district in Hopkiuton, N. II.,
contains this year but a single pupil, and
the board ot education has engaged the
child's mother as teacher.
A monument to Abraham Lincoln has
been unveiled at Edinburgh, Scotland. Its
cost was paid by Amer cans in Scotland,
helped by prominent Scotchmen.
Don Jose Galindo, mayor of Valencia,
Spain, has been sentenced to fourteen
years each on 217 indictments for falsify
ing public documents, 3,i"3s years in all.
Texas is reported to have the only wo
man Iwink president in the United States.
She is Mn. Annie Moore, who is president
of a national bank at Mount Pleasant.that
A fend between Irish and Swedes em
ployed on railways an 1 in smelters, re
spectively, at Denver, nas resulted in a
fierce fight and one death Ostar Olsen
while two others are dying.
The French elections went off without
disorder. Republicans gained a great
many seats and lost none. That party
will have an overwhelming majority in
the chanilK-r of deputies.
The New York Herald has moved
to us new building at Broadway
and Thirty-fifth street away out cf the
business censer where it has a three-story
building which is probably the finest
newspaier building ia the world. It is
not a sky-scrajier aud is entirely devoted
to The Herald offices aud work rooms.
livings in Senate and House.
Washington, Aug. 22. Peffer presented
a petition in the senate from farmers in
Illinois praying the adoption of Populist
ideas in the national finance. He intro
duced a bill to issue ?25J,O.0,(K in green
backs. The Voorhees repeal bill w as de
bated, Morrill making the principal
speech, in which he declared for bimet
allism and against free coinrge. His speech
took for a text: "Sound mouey cheats no
body" He then obtained indefinite leave
of absence. Voorhees had the Carlisle let
ter (printed in these dispatches yesterday)
read. The Iee Mantle casj was post
poned until tomorrow. An executive ses
sion was hel
Speech .-s were made in the house on the
silver question by Powers of Montana,
Cooper of Indiana, Sperry of Connecticut,
against free ilver, and Hooker of Missis
sippi. Alexander of North Carolina, Cox
of Tennessee and McLauren of South
Carolina for free coinage. Others also
spoke on either side and the house was in
night session until 11:10 o'clock. During
the day the speaker announced the com
mittees. Washington, Aug. 22. The senate in
executive se.-sion confirmed the following
nominations: Scott Wike, of Illinois, to
be a-sistaut secretary of the treasury; Rob
ert B. Bowles, of Ohio, to be first comp
troller oi tlie currency; Ch..rles II. Man
iur, of Missouri, to be second comptroller
of the treasury, aud a long list of other
In the human body there are about 263
bones. The muscles are about 500 in
number. The length of the alimentary
canal is about 32 feet.
Eighteen thousand three hundred stu
dents hare graduated from Harvard col
lege since its foundation, of whom 9,500
Anatomists declare that the average
weight of the circulating blood of the
body is about 28 pounds.
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Everything catarrhal in Its nature,
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come from catarrh, are perfectly and
permanently cured by Dr. Sage's Ca
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can be cured.
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Cut in Half.
We give a few of the
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Japanese tea-pot? 12, 14, 17c
White granite plates, Sin 03c
" " Cin 04c
side dishes 05c
covered sugars 15c
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