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Highest o.aHin Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
THE RAUM IXOUIIIY.
Gen. Bussey Testifies Before
the Enloe Committee.
EE ENDORSES TEE COMMISSIOBEB.
Vlmt He Ha to Say About Re-Rating
ami Ollirr Matter Pertinent to the In
vestigation The Korean Mot a Politi
cal Machine Jen. Kanm Gives a. House
Sub-Committee Some Flgnres on Pen
sions A leciion as to Pennsylvania
Short-Service Soldiers Ollicial Notes.
"Washington, March 4. Assistant Sec
retary Bussey, of the interior department,
who has supervision of the work of the
pension bureau, appeared before the
Special pension investigating committee
lie related the circumstances of young
Rauin's resignation and the peremptory in
structions of Secretary Noble to carry out the
demand for his resiimation. Young llanm hi.d
denied the charges nunlo against him and
asked for a chance to make a defense. He hud
no connection with the affidavits filed against
young Raum by Howard and Engle, discharged
employes of the bureau. The commissioner,
ha said, did not consult lam in regard to the
dismissal of those employe's.
The Dismissal of Taylor.
The commissioner, how ever, did tell him that
he thought an employe named Taylor was con
spiring against him. and for the good of the
office he would recommend his discharge.
Commissioner P.aura told him that Taylor was
friving information in regard to the office to
the newspapers. It was often ihe case that
discharged employes were not given an oppor
tunity to make a defense.
"lk yon think good men are dune an injus
tice by this action?" ask Enloe.
It has been the mean of restoring many of
the employes to their old posit ions." said Bus
sey. "but I don't make the rales of the deiart
ment and am. therefore, not resjioosible for
them." Continuing, he said that the demand
ed resignation of young Raum was not an act
to shield an one in higher authority.
The Re-Itating of Pensions.
At the request of Enloe Bussey explained his
part in the re rating episode. In first coming
Into office he found that there was a violation
of the law in the re-rating cases, and an in- '
Teetigation followed w hii h showed that evil1
existed. The clerks who liled application for
re-rating were not the ones to blame, hut a
few only who had the work in charge. The
discharge of F. A. Butts, a chief of a division,
was railed up by Euloe. Bussty said that he
was discharged Iwause he was instrumental
In facilitating cases for re-rating, and for
complicity in this violation of the law. Bus
sey stated thit ten re-rated cases received .a
an average of $1. apiece, and some of them
had liecu re-rated several limes.
Itcgau I'lider Commissioner Klark.
Judge Payson asked under whose administra
tion the re rating system be(an. Bussey an
swered that it la-gan under the administration
of Commissioner Black, and was continued
under Taunt. 's admiu is! ration. I'pou his
(Bu.-sey'sJ coming into office the investigation
was held and the practice was ttiipped, and
there lias not la-en an illegal case of re-rating
tinder Comini sioner Hau.u's administration.
If the system of re-rating bad continued it
would have cost the government $s Hi.nnri.oii to
have re-rated nil pensions. Bussey stated that
there were 1.700 re-rated cases under Black
and 1..KU under Tanner, and the practice was
growing. "After a case is adjudicated," said
bussey. "we have no power to recover any
money that has been overpaid to a pensioner."
The Case of Col. Dudley.
Enloe asked the reason why Colonel
Dudleys name did not apiiear on the list of re
rated pensioners. Bussey said that wag
because it came under the head of a specilic
disability, under the act of August, lnsti, which
rated the pension of a soldier who had lost a
leg at the knee joint at $.').
Enloe. asked if he i Bussey) knew if a special
examiner for this district. Brooks by name,
was employed to look into the character,
habits, and associations of the employes of the
pension office. General Bussey disclaimed any
knowledge of such a thing. Nor did he know
that an ollicial mmed Spraser came fro.a
Iittshurg and was engaged In spotting oflice
employes who had relations with newspaper
SPEAKS WELL OF GENERAL RAUM.
A Slap at Congressmen M ho Work Cp
Bussey said that matters in the pension office
were being carried on in an excellent manner,
and favoritism is not shown in the considera
tion of claims Med. "The commissioner," said
Bussey, "is doing his work honestly and with
Integrity." In answer to a qnestion Bussey
aid that the interference of congressmen be
fore the office in working up cases greatly re
tards the business of the bureau. The only
way to stop this is by legislation. Congress
men cause a vast amount of extra work in the
bureau, and if this conld be stopped the ser
vices of a great many clerks could be dispensed
Not Used for Political Purposes.
Enloe asked If It were possible to nse the pen
sion office as a political machine. Bussey re
plied that it whs not used for political pur
poses, and did not see how it could be used as
a political machine. His orders were that all
persons should receive impartial consideration.
He said he would be glad if the investigation
should show that any part of the bnreau was
not being run properly.
In answer to a question by Enloe Bnssey said
that he was not in favor of pensioning persons
of means, and it was prohibited by a recent
law. Euloe instanced a case where an Ohio
woman worth Hn.OOu was drawing a pension.
Bussey said that his office was constantly in
vestigating violations of the law.
THOSE CLAIMS AGAINST CHILI.
The Sums the Lawyers Decided Upon
Subject to lie vision.
"Washington, March 4. In reference to
ft dispatch from Valparaiso saying there is
great anxiety there to "learn if the United
States government intends to ask all of
the indemnity claimed by the Baltimore's
sailors," a prominent official of the state
department some time aeo made a few re
marks that will bear repeating as indicat
ing what the United States is likely to do.
- "The amount of the claim filed by the per
son asserting that he was damaged," said
the official, "is by' no means the criterion
upon which this gor irnment acts in fram
ing the demand ' upon the government of
the country against which the claim is
made. The United States presents no de
mands for payment of money which it is
not pre,Ktret. to sustain to tee utmost,
having lirst satisfied i'.self of the legiti
macy an 1 justice of the claim."
Referred Them to the Navy.
In ordarto determine the amount that
shall be asked of the Chilian coverument
the state aepartment has referred the
claims filed by the Baltimore's sailors to
the navy lej irtment and J ml tee Advocate
General Iiemey, who conducted the exami
nation it to the Valiaraiso riot held on
board thi- Baltimore at San Francisco iu
January, wil. make a report, upon which
the state department will doubtless act.
It is the expectation of this government,
based upon the declaration in Senor
Periera's i ote to Minister lran of the 25i li
of January, that these claims of the Balti
more's .saiiors will ultimately go to a com
mission or to arbitrators for settlement.
But it is also the expectation of this gov
ernment based upon that same note that
Chili will t ike the initiative in the settle-
. n.ent by a proposition of indemnity that
may firm t he basis of negotiations.
WI.l Not Ask 84,000,000.
The United States government is not in
clined to pr-ss the matter unduly and will
give Chili n abundance of time to make
i pood the declaration of Senor IVtvirn.
Ihe filing of the claims by attorneys for
the sailors v ill not expedite matters any,
for even wit bout such action by the sailors
or their lawyers the state department
would have taken up the subject of indem
nity for the s-sauk of Oct. 16 last in its
own good time and pressed it to a conclu
sion. The a-nount of that indemnity w ill
be decided by the department; what it will
1 of course nnot be stated, but it may
be said that :t will not be 2,000,000 or any
OF INTEREST TO VETERANS.
Gen. Raum Gives a House Committee
Wamhxgtc n, March 4. General Raum,
rommissiouer of pensions, yesterday ap
peared before the sub-committee of the
house commit tee on appropriations having
charge of the pension appropriation bill,
with reference to the estimates for appro
priations for the next fiscal year. General
Kaum told the committee that during the
last five yeais SlO.T'JS pensions had bee.i
dropped from the rolls and during the
same period 10.615 had been restored. The
number of claims filed under the depend
ent disability i,ct of lS'M was 731,22. On
the 20th of February last claims were pend
ing for original pension to the number of
Some A dditionul Figure.
In addition there were pending 1S1.7H4
applications for pensions under the disa
bility and depet:dent pension act by per
sons not drawir g pensions; 1S,(,7 1 applica
tions for an increase of pension previously
granted under the deiM-ndent nnd disabil
ity act, and i pplications for increase of
pensions granted under the old laws, 214,
t'J, making 414, M applications for -additional
and incvase of pensions. The
claims for accrued pensions number S.ffc..,
making a grai d. total of W,'.fZl claims
pending on the jrth of last month. He
expects toadjud cafe ll'J.OOn of the original
claims by the 1st of July next, some of the
work on them being already performed.
The Money It All Costs.
The roils show.-d, he said, that in Jan
nary last 7.1,132 persons were drawing pen
sions, and the ant ual amount of the money
spent on account of pensions during the
first six months of the year was $3,0ti5.673,
leaving a balance on hand of f43,000,000 for
the balance of tht year. Mutchler, chair
man of the committee, called attention to
the fact that $120, XW.000 was asked for the
next fiscal year at d that last year $124,00!),
000 was spei and that on March 1 the ex
penditures were $7,000,000 under the corres.
ponding expenditure last year, so that
there ought to lie money " left over this
IMPORTANT PENSION DECISION.
It Makes 50,000 l ennsy lvanians Possible
Washington", arch 4. Assistant Sec
retary Bussey yesterday made an import
ant decision in the leusion case of Rudolph
M. Mc.uley of Company I, Forty-seventh
Pennsylvania volt. nteer militia. On Ji e
15, lSfi3, President. Lincoln issued his
proclamation calling upon the executive
of the state of Pennsylvania for 50,000
volunteers to serve for a period of
six months u:i!ess sooner dis
charged. Manley suffered a pen
sionable disability while serving under
this call, but his i ame was struck from
the rolls for variom reasons, one being
that he was in stat e, not United States,
service. Bussey resi ores him to the rolls,
but the most import nt feature of the de
cision is that it re tores to pensionable
status the 50,000 trojps called out at that
Dubois Keep His Seat.
"Washington, Mirch 4. The senate
passed the bill for the relief of ex-Post
master Aquilla Jones, of Indianapolis,
and then resumed consideration of the
Cloggott-Dubois con 'est. Talk waB com
pleted and Dubois it tained in his seat by
a vote of 53 to 5.
In the house Watnon of Georgia said
that the statement made by the Atlanta
Constitution that his vote for Stewart, Re
publican, in t he contest last week was cor
. rupt was an infamou falsehood. District
1 matters were then considered uutil ad
i journment, the bill bt iug pending at ad
' journment. l
i Another Pension Proposal.
Washington, Marcl 3. Peel of Arkan
sas introduced a bill it the house provid
ing that pensions shall not be granted on
original applications fl ed after January 1,
1S93, for disabilities incurred or disease
contracted in the service of the United
States during the re be lion; also that pen
sions shall not be grai.ted upon original
applications filed after January 1, 18U4
for any disability wl atever, whether it
was incurred in the mi. itary service of the
United States in the war of the rebellion
A Call on the Nat onal Banks.
Washington, March 4. The comptroller
of the currency has called for the condi
tion of national banks on Tuesday,
-j uJacture. Anc as "wooi can oe
The New York Senator. Draws
His Money, '
BUT ONLTTAEES TWO MONTHS' PAT
Over 4,000 Covered Back Into the
Treasury A Mooted Question Settled
by His Action Jerry Simpson Assails
Senator Cullom. Is Called to Order and
Apologizes Harrison Gets a Solid In
diana Delegation Palmer Indorsed in
Washington, March 4. There was quite
an interesting little episode in the rooms
of the secretary of the senate yesterday
afternoon. After the votj on the Idaho
case had been taken Senator Hill strolled
into the room and remarked that if con
venient he would like to draw a little
money. The secretary of the senate. Gen
eral Anson G. McCook, of New York, is
the disbursing officer of the senate. He
draws monthly from the treasury a suffi
cient amount to pay the salaries of mem
bers, and with the beginning of every ses
sion draws enough to pay their mileage
and stationery allowance.
Too Much Money for Him.
Senatorllill's request was promptly re
sponded to by Secretary MCook's disburs
ing clerk, w ho placed before him vouchers
for an amount aggregating about J.S.000
and asked him to sign them. u0h. no,"
said the senator, "I want A voucher for my
salary from the day I was sworn in, the
7th of January, 1SI2,' up to the end
of February. This is your usual
pay day, is it not? the third of the
month:-'' Th clerk said it was. but went
on to remark that they had a certain
amount standing on their books to the
credit of the Xew York senator and to pay
out only a portion of that amount would
cause confusion both to the bookkeeper
and.to the treasury department.
Mnst Keep Their Own ISooks.
With some brusqueness of manner Hill
Said that was none of his business, they
must keep their books to suit themselves.
He wished to draw his salary for the
actual time he had served in the senate
and not one cent more. After some fur
ther parleying the clerk made out a
voucher for !S7.09, and this Hill signed
and took a check for that amount in
full payment of all claims upon the senate
salary and mileage fund up to date; 778
of this amount was for salary from Jan.
7 to Feb. 20 the balance left undrawn
was $4,1:21, which would in due course, by
operation of law, be covered back into the
The Delegation from Indiana.
Indianapolis, March 4. The district
conventions for the selection of delegates
to the nation;.! Republican convention at
Minneapolis were held throughout the
state Thursday, nnd the Harrison Repub
licans are in high feather over the com
plete victory which the result gives them.
In every district they have not only se
cured the avowed friends of the president
as delegates, bnt have succeeded in having
the delegates instructed in resolutions in
dorsing the administration and pledging
them to vote for Harrison's renomination.
The Way They Talk In Kansas.
"Washington,, March 4. While the
house yesterday was discussing tue bill
giving reduced rates to commercial travel
ers an amendment to the interstate com
merce bill Simpson of Kansas took the
floor in opposition, and referred to
the author of the interstate com
merce law Senator Cullom as an iniq
uitous railroad attorney. Being called to
order Simpson said: "Well, I will with
draw the remark and beg pardon, but we
talk plainly out in Kansas."
The Tlrst fiun for Palmer.
SriUNiiFIELK, Ills., March 4. Jackson
county, in the extreme southern end of the
state, is the first to select delegates to the
Democratic convention, and they are in
structed for Senator Palmer for president,
Altgeld for governor and F. B. Gill, for
THEY FOUGHT LIKE FURIES.
A Couple of Southrons Cut Kach Other
Vp a Whole Lot.
Nashville, Tenn., March 4. Just over
the Alabama line yesterday morning Ed
Russell and Al Robinson fought like
furies with knives and killed each other.
The row was the result of a family feud of
years standing. Their custom has been
to ride into Athens occasionally, load up
with whisky aud muke the town wild with
their sprees. -
Had a Hand-to-IIand Fight.
Yesterday morning they met, and Rus
sell's mule having thrown him he weut
up to Robinram and ordered that worthy
to dismount and give him his horse. Upon
refusal Russell rushed at Robinson, who
leajed to the ground and a hand-to-hand
fight was fought, resulting in the death of
both the par.icipants.
Teter Maher Is Played Out.
New Orleans, March 4. Peter Mutter's
pugilistic career was abruptly terminated
by his Wednesday night's performance.
This was not only the conclusion of those
warmly interested in local sport, but the
almost nnanimous sentiment of represen
tatives of the sporting fraternity of the
country. Steve Brodie, the bridge jumper,
sent Maher word that he would give him
a position as bartender in his saloon, as he
was only good for a "bum-slugger.'' Steve
lost several dollars on the Irishman aud
his wife knows it, for she wired him from
New York yesterday to return at once
before the walking got bad.
The Kaiser and the Press.
BEELIX, March 4. There was a storm of
popular indignation yesterday when it
was announced that by order of the Em
peror William the issue of The Frank
furter Gazette of March 1, containing an
article reflecting upon the emperor's now
famous Brandensbnrg speech, had been
confiscated, aud that the paper would be
prosecuted on the charge of lese majeste.
This action, following so closely upen the
StCps taken to prosecute the Cologne Ga
zette for similar utterances will, it is
judged, raise a hurricane of newspaper
and popular iudiguatiou in Germany.
Hard Work to Haas a Desperado.
Eeistol, Tenn., March 4 Talton Hall,
the noted murderer of so many meu, who
was found guilty of killing Policeman
Hylton at Gladevilie and who was sen
tenced to hang March 14, was Wednesday
granted a new trial by Judge Richardson,
of the supreme court. There is great in
dignation here over the judge's action.
FINISHED TUKIR LABORS.
The Keard fbnp rviaera llpsf
he Baaiaesa Before it and Adjsaraa
IVst of the Grand Jary.
At the morning session of the board of
supervisors an animated discussion was
brought about by the report of Poor
Master Kerns, of Moline, which con
tained language that was thought by some
members of the board t be improper.
and a resolution presented by Supervisor
Heath was passed concerning Mr. Kerns
for the same, but was afterward c xpungid
from the recoid. A motion was then
msde by Supervisor Smith to refer the
report back on account of improper lan
guage in the same, which was carried
uons.rt. r-ibie other routine business was
done, and after passing a vote of thanks
to the county cltrt and sheriff the board
adjourned. The follow iog is the grand
Jury list prcDired for the May tetmof the
Cordova Castles George.
Coe George Genung.
' Canoe Creek J. M. Martin.
Port Bvron D. Y. Ailsbrow.
Zima J. B. Walker.
Hampton August Wilke.
Moline 0. Lester, Charles Rodelius,
E. A. Blarkman.
Souih Moline Jacob Weaver.
Rock Island William Brook?, George
Schneider, Jr., J. J. Fljnn, George E.
Sjuth Jock IsUnd William Sears.
Black Uwk J. B. Hauiip.
Coal Valley Thomas Lf-es, Sr.
RuTbl J. W. Caldwell.
E leington Gideon Haskdl.
Atdilusia Aloozo Masher.
Buffalo Prairie William K'stier.
Drury Louis Hersman,
Bowling iluth Wa'ker.
Tbat great comedy, "Ob! What a
Night," that has scored such a success in
the ltrge eastern cities, will be presented
at Harper's theatre tomorrow night by
one of the best companies that has ap
peared here in coredy this season.
Charles A. Lnder as "Judte Herman
Pottgeiser" with an unusually strong
supporting crmpacy, r. resenting such a
strong comedy will truly be worh seeing
The play is founded oa the intended mid
night marriage of "Howard Laing" to
"Major Pottgtifer's" niece, and the in
terference of "Celeste Vavasour," the ac
tress, who is herself in love with the
hanasome "Howard." A number of
splei d d speciali ies, new soegs and
dances are introduced, making it one of
the best entertainments on the road with
out a doubL Secure seats early as the
attendance is sure to be very lare.
The comedian, Aaron H. Woedhull.
will appear at Harper's theatre next
Tuesday evening in his Xew England
corat dy, "Uncle Hiram." It is a strong
well balanced play, holding its interest
to the end, while its comedy elements are
in the highest degree entertaining.
Applications for Sugar Bounty.
WASHINGTON, March 4. Commissioner
Mason has prepared a statement showing
the disposition up to March 1 of applica
tions filed for sugar bounty. It shows:
Total number of claims received, 2,523;
amount involved, $6,(U4.&7i; claims re
ferred to lifth auditor, 2.4.19; amount in
volved, $6,85', 6T'J; number of claims paid,
4CJ5; amount involved, $2,952,020; on cane
sugar, v2.715.T4' I; on beet sugar, $215. 4S4; on
sorghum sugar, jiu.S'.Hi; total, f2,V&!,()&.
Thanked the Life-Savers.
Washington, March 4. Captain Josea
A. Lagasvaga, captain of the Spanish
steamer San Albino, recently wrecked off
Hog island, Virginia, has written a letter
to the treasury department expressing his
thanks for the prompt service rendered by
Keeper Johnson and the Hog Isiand life
saving crew by which himself and twenty
six sudors were rescued from drowning.
Nevr "bull'doze" a man, but if you
meet a human being suffering with a bad
cough, yon may "bul'-doze him to ad
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A peculiar fact with "refer
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unlike sarsaparillas and other
blood medicines, which are
said to be good for the blood
in March, April and May, the
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well all the year round, and
in all cases of blood-taints or
humors, no matter what their
name or nature.
It's the cheapest blood
purifier sold through drug
gists. Why? Because it's sold
on a peculiar plan, and you
only pay for the good you
Can you ask more?
" Golden Medical Discov
ery" is a concentrated vege
table extract, put up in large
bottles; contains no alcohol
to inebriate, no syrup or
sugar to derange digestion;
is pleasant to the taste, and
equally good for adults or
The "Discovery" cures all
Skin, Scalp' and Scrofulous
affections, as Eczema, Tetter,
Salt-rheum, Fever-sores, White
Swellings, Hip -joint disease
and kindred ailments.
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