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Speaker John Meyer Dead

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FREEPOJiT, July 4 - Hon. Juhn Meycr, speaker of the lowor house of the Illinois legislulure, died here at 6:45 yepterduy morning at the home of his fatheriu-law, C. O. Coliman, whore he had been sinbe the close of the legislature. The end was rather unexpectd, as his illness was not regarded as serious. Death was due to liver trouble and enlnrgement oí the spleen. He was born iu the kiugdom of Holland, Vb. -7, 1852, went to Chicago when la yeiirs oiu. nttcnded the public schools thero and waa graduated from tho Northwestern Hd afterwar'ds took a course in a coüegu of luw, and was admitted to practica in 187J. Ho was chosen a member of the legialature in 1B81, and had served ever sinoe. He was elecced speaker of the houso in January last. He married the daughcer of C. O. Coliman, oí this city, in 1881, and hiswife and one child, a daughter, survive. Tho remains will be interrud here. Chicago, July i- Universal rogret was expressed in this city amonpt those who knew hlm when the news of the death of Speaker Meyer was received. Every one had a word of praise for the dead man, and the high regard in which he was held was evidenced in many waya. The Cook county members of the legislatura met at the Great Northern hotel lastevenlng and adopted resolutions highly eulogistic of the publio services and private character ot' the deceased. Among politioians the effect of the event on the legislature was ugdrly discussed, and the general opinión was that the house would be thrown into n exoiting conteat for the speakership as oon as it leussembles.


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