Burlington Hawk Eye, January 8, 1890

Burlington Hawk Eye

January 08, 1890

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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - January 8, 1890, Burlington, Iowa THE BURLINGTON HAWK EYE. Established: Junk, 1839.] BURLINGTON, IOWA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 8, 1890. [Prick: 15 Cents per Wuk. A SENATOR MOHSIN ADDRESSES THE SENATE ON THE NEGRO PROBLEM. .Mr. Butler’s IJH! to Further Their Emigration to Africa—The Only Solution to the Color Problem—The House—Senatorial Gossip. Washington, Jan. 7.—In the senate Mr. Voorhees offered a resolution reciting the newspaper report of Chambers, the United States district attorney, of Indianapolis, who interfered in his official capacity, to prevent the arrest of W. W. Dudley, who is charged with violation of the election laws of Indiana, and directing the attorney general to report what instructions the department had issued to Chambers on the subject. At Voorhees’ request the resolution went over till lo morrow. Mr. Morgan proceeded to address the senate on the subject of the bill heretofore introduced by Butler, to provide for the emigration of persons of color from the southern states. De had reached the conclusion that there was a natural incongruity and an irrepressible conflict between the races. To return the negro race to Africa was the only solution of the problem. It was undeniable that the aversion between the two races had greatly increased since s’ very was abolished and it would iucrei so long as the large portion of the population was of the African race. Experience would not permit the statement that such a feeling of aversion existed only in the south. It was not so intense in the south as it was in the north It was not so strong bot ween the negro and his former master as it was bet ween the negro and those who never owned slaves. The separation of races was the only thing that would extinguish the race aversions. In Africa the negro could grow up to tho full measure of his destiny. Slavery (Morgan iiaui) would be abolished in Central Africa. If the work was left to the whites it would he of slow process, but the American negro would accomplish if if he dwelt among those people. In sun ming up his speech, Morgan pointed lo the fact that the negroes had no chance to raise in this country. Political ii Audace would never lift the negro race in this country ab we its present level. On the contrary the friction and collision caused by the negroes use of Die ballot would create more and more envy against tho negro race. He (Morgan) looked forward to the establishment of a free republican government in the Congo region by the in linen cc of America or the American negroes, who would thus be the redeemers and regenerators of their fatherland. A message from the president in relation to the claim of the widow of John Paul, the German subject, arising out of his death at Wilmington, North Carolina and recommending an appropriation of $5 OOO, was presented to the senate and referred. After an executive session the senate adjourned. TEK LIO IMH. laws ‘providing for a sinking fund for the payment of the principle of United States bonds be and are hereby suspended un •• ii a further order of congress. The Sioux chiefs who are visiting in the east appeared before the house coto-inittee on Indian affairs to-day. John Gras?, who was the chief spokesman, made an earnest onslaught upon the practice of sending Indians to eastern schools. Too few of the Indians could be sect to schoo's in the east to have any beneficial effect upon the great mass of the Indians when they return to the reservations after finishing their education in the east; more Indians could be sent to reservation schools, and these schools should be improved. He was asked if the Siouxs were ready to accept land in severalty. He replied they were not, and it would be about fifteen years before they would be ready. Hiscock’s special committee upon the quadro centennial will meet to-morrow to being hearings in behalf of the several cities desiring the location of the world’s fair. Hiscock said this afternoon he expected the representatives from Chicago to open the arguments to-morrow \a favor of that city, but he had been informed by Farwell that they desired further time. The home committee on foreign affairs held its first meeting to day and decided that it had authority to consider the world’s fair bill introduced by Representative Adams. Accordidgly Chairman Hitt was authorized to appoint a sub committee of five to consider and report on the bills. The sub-committee was appointed as follows: Hitt of Illinois, chairman; Rockwell of Massachusetts, Holman of Indiana, McCreary of Kentucky, and Chipman of Michigan. It i3 understood the members of this committee are divided ss follows in their preferences for the location of the fair: Hilt and Chipman, Chicago, Rockwell, New York; Holman, Washington; McCreary, St. Louis. The committee on pensions has ordered a favorable report upon the bil^to repeal so much of section 4693, of the r vised statutes as provides that no claim of state militiamen for pension on account of disability from wounds or injuries received in battle with rebals or Indians while temporarily rendering service, shall be valid unless prosecuted lo successful issue prior to July 4, 1874. WIL WALLACE’S WAY. HE FOONG GREAT SPORT IN SHOOTING HELPLESS NEGROES. Vicious Career of a Georgia Desperado —He is Finally Arrested, but His Sympathizers Rescue Him from Peril—Criminal Matters. missed and the trustees are trying to eject him. The Hilbig and anti-Hilbig factions are both strong and a bitter contest is on. MOURNING A M U HJJ KH, JED ONA. Dr. THS TOBACCO IKA DK A Lively 1111 Uf*r it A oil .in Washington, Jan. 7.—There was an unusually small number of members present when the house was called to order. The prayer of the chaplain for the divine protection of tho sick representatives was listened to with unwonted interest. McComas, of Maryland, offered a resolution that the house resolve itself into a commis tee of the whole for the consideration of tho District of Columbia appropriation bill, the committee to be governed by the rules of the last congre&s. Mr Breckenridge raised a question of consideration against the resolution Tho speaker uled a question of consideration could not be raised airainst the resolution, because the resolution was in the nature of a motion regulating the business of the house. Mr Breckenridge said the resolution went further than that and provided for the adoption of a code of rules. He appealed from the decision. Mr. Carlisle, of Kentucky, vigorously attacked the speakers ruling and argued that no question of consideration could be raised against a motion to go into a committee, but the pending resolution went far beyond that and provided for a code of rules He thought the time had come when the house, if it was to be governed by rules, should have those rules. [ Applause on the democratic side]. Mr. Henderson, of Iowa, said that as ho understood the matter, the gentlemen on the other side were opposed to doing anything without rules and wanted the rules adopted under which nothing could be done. The majority was charged with trying to ravish the other side with out Hiles. How? By proposing to con sider and pass a bill on the calendar un der rules made by a democratic house W as that ravishment? He wanted the republican members to come up shoulder to shoulder and show they were ready to do the business of the country. Let the committee on rules take its time and bring in a code which would advance anil not obstruct the business Mr. McAdoo, of New Jersey, regarded the debate as a preliminary skirmish on tho part of tho majority in order to see whether the minority could bo starved out and made to take any rules which might be presented. It was the duty of the minority to stand bore until the end of congress like a single man, to maintain its rights and dignity. After a protracted discussion the decision of the chair was sustained by a vote of yeas 135. nays 124— a party vote. Mr. McComas then demanded the previous question on the adoption of his resolution, and it was ordered. Yeas 131; nays 123. No further opposition to the resolution was made by the democrats, and it having been adopted, the houee went into a committee of the whole for the consideration of the district bill The first paragraph only was considered when the committee rose and the house adjourned. XarlfF Qvftrftti; on last Subject Before 6to« 8(Q«te Committee Washington, Jan. 7. -The ways and means committee to day heard a number of representatives of the tobacco interest. E A. 8chroeder, of New York, advocated a uniform rate of duty as prior to 1883. and opposed the proposition to increase the duty on wrapper and filling tobacco. He said the importation cf Sumatra tobacco had not injured the home product. J S. Vanduser of Elmira, however, took the position that there was no profit in growing tobacco here if the wrappers were not to be protected, for in the wrappers was all the profit. James Eitheiler, representing the New York leaf tobacco board of trade, said the board wanted the internal revenue tax completely wiped out. He asserted the cigarmakers were also in favor of the repeal. A uniform duty of thirty-five cents per pound was wanted on all imported tobacco. If that rate would not protect the farmer no duty would do so Beveral other witnesses were heard, some of whom wanted the internal revenue system wiped out while others did not. low V POSTMASTERS. During Postville* Chance* In Iowa the Fait Weak. Sp^n;ai to Th* Ha wk-Brl. Washington, Jan. 7. — Postoffice changes in Iowa during the week ending January 4, 1890: Established—Coalville, Webster county, Mollie 8. Gilmour; Pine Mills, Muscatine county, Henning Rehbekn. Discontinued—Donley, Marion county. Postmasters Appointed — Baldwin, J ackson county, O. C. Blois; Bradgate, Humboldt county. Mrs. Nellie Reid; Brownville, Mitchell county, A. J. Fullerton; Gaza, O’Brien county, J. W. Gaunt: High Lake, Emmet county, Valentine Hause; Hillsdale, Mills county. Alonzo A. Sawyers; Lesan, Ringgold county, Daniel C. McIntyre; Montpelier, Muscatine county, J. H. Gabatkuler; Sloan Woodbury county, J. S. McSpar-ran. GENERAL WASHINGTON NEWS. President and Mr*. Harrison Give 'I heir First State Dinner* Washington, Jan. 7.—President and Mrs Harrison cave their first state dinner in honor of Vice-President and Mrs. Morton and the members of the cabinet and their wives to-day. The floral deco rations were unusually elaborate *nd beautiful. The president escorted Mrs. Morton and the vice-president Mrs. Harrison. Among the other guests were: Speaker of the House and Mrs. Reed, General Schofield, Senator and Mrs. Sherman, Senator and Mrs. Cockrell, Senator and Mrs. Hale, Congressman Carlisle and Mrs. Carlisle, Mrs. Logan and Mrs. Chandler. DR. CHARLES M’MILLIAN. Washington, Jan. 7.—Dr. Charles McMillial. medical refereee of the Pension Bureau, died in this city this morning of -pneumonia New York, Jan. 7.—A special to the World from Atlanta, Georgia, says: The release of Will Wallace from the jail cf Harris county on Sunday morning was in full keeping with. his pfevious career. It was dashing, desperate and successful. Wallace is a man in middle life, athletic, snowy and active. He was raised in the western portion of Harris county, one of the few places in Georgia where the illicit distiller find** a home, and which, as a consequence, has a large percentage of vicious men Among its population. Wallace was the most daring of his fellows and soon came to be recognized as the leader in all things where courage was required. About a year ago a colored man reported the existence of one of these “stills.” Wallace essayed the role of detective, caught the negro, tied him to a tree, and laid on lashes enough to teach him better manners in the future. From that incideni dated a series of outrages upon negroes. Midnight visits to the cabins on the large plantations became frequent, and the lash was used with uosparing vigor. The name of Will Wallace soon became prominent as the man who led the attacks. The murder of Ransom Gordon made action on the part of the citizens imperative. Gordon was an aged negro, who with his wife had never left the plantation on which they were born. One day near the end of August they were at work in the cotton yard. A man wearing a mask came down the road. He carried a Winchester rifle. As he came near where the old couple were standing, he deliberately stopped, aimed and tired, blowing off the old man’s head. The Assassin was Will Wallace. The manner of Gordon’s Taking off stirred up the negroes terribly, and they were out to the funeral in large numbers. The preacher described the murder in flowing words. The next day he was on his way to another appointment when he rode right into Wallace’s gang. “You seem to be very sorry for Gordon's death,” said Wallace. “Yes,” replied the preacher, “but vengeance belongs to the Lord, and we will leave it to him.” “Couldn’t you repeat your sermon of yesterday?” asked Wallace, raising his rifle. The preacher, thoroughly frightened, dismounted, and opening his Bible gave out the verses and the hymns, which the desperadoes sang. He then began his sermon. As a finale to the performance Wallace took aim and shot off the preacher’s upper lip. The next week notices were served on the negroes on all the plantations around. The utmost confusion prevailed. The cotton picking season was on hand and it was impossible to get labor. The negroes crowded together for protection and many of them began to leave. The people of the mountain district called an emergency meeting and organized themselves into a vigilance committee Things became so hot for Wallace that he left the county. The governor’s reward set the detectives after him and about three weeks ago he was run down by the marshal of West Point. The incarceration of Wallace in Hamilton jail was ill-timed. It placed him within reach of his friends. Thus the sun went down on the scene on Saturday night. Wallace had retired within his cell, which was locked on him. Sheriff Kimbrough went to his home, and all was quiet. It was well on toward Sunday morning when the clatter of hoofs awoke the restless citizens. On every street were to be seen patrols Around the sheriff’s house a body guard was stationed These were sufficient to preserve quiet until the men at the jail had completed the work of releasing Wallace. Dan Tatum, a negro, who is supposed to have recognized some of the party, was taken along for safe keeping. Whether they killed him or not has not yet been learned. Wallace may be sent out of the country to Texas as soon as the search for him subsides. Meantime he is in a safe refuse with his pals. Sad Besa ss at ta* Banal of Mn Kaiffea at Troatoa. Trenton, N. J., Jan. 7.—-The body of Mrs. Dr. Kniffen was buried at Milford to day. Just before the casket was lowered into the grave the lid was lifted to allow a last look at the remains. There was intense excitement when Dr. Kniffen looked for a few moments at the murdered wife and almost broken down. When Miss Purcell came to the casket she sobbed loudly and was greatly agitated. 8he leaned over the casket, gave a look at the corpse and then passed os. ORATORICAL THUNDER CRIBBED An Astounding Discovery of Plagiarism at Moamontlt College, Monmouth, 111., Jan. 7.—The discovery that one of the orators in the recent Philo-Eceritean contest at Monmouth college purloined over thirty brilliant passages of his oration has caused a good deal of comment and it is now claimed that the college orators have plagiarized for years and the fact has been condoned or suppressed by the faculty. One of the plagiarists is said to be the son of one of the professors. It is said that some of the students are arranging to leave the institution for other schools. A. C Douglass, who represents Illinois in the interstate contest at Lincoln, Neb., stands out clear from all charges of plagiarism. I to-day in Paris from troubles originating with influenza. SCOURGED BT THE DISEASE. DOWAGER EXPRESS ADGDSTA STR1CIEH DOWS BY INFLUENZA. She Passes* Away Peacefully rounded by Sorrowing Relatives— A Brief History of Her Life and Characteristics—Notes. KEPT HEK BOT FROM. SCHOOL. An Illinois Women Imprisoned Under the Compulsory Education Law. Shelbyville, Jan. 7 —The compulsory school law was put to the test here yesterday, and Mrs. James Axford, who kept her boy at house because she is so poor that he has to assist in earning the living, i3 in jail. Five dollars and cost was the penalty attached, and the poor woman, unable to pay, was put into! prison. A Notable Marriage. Philadelphia, Jan. 7.—Miss Elizabeth I Drexel, tile eldest daughter of the late F. A. Drexel, was united in marriage this morning to Walter George Smith, a lawyer of this city. The bride is one of the wealthiest ladies in her own right in America. She is a sister of Miss Kate Drexel, who recently en-! tered the convent in Pittsburg. Berlin, Jan. 7.—Dowager Empress Augusta died at 4:30 p. rn. to-day. She had suffered from an attack of influenza, was thought to be better and suddenly took a relapse last night and hasty summonses were sent to relatives and friends warning them of the alarming situation. The news became quickly public and a large crowd assembled in the Under den Linden before the palace and much sympathy was shown for the empress. At the time of her death the emperor and empress and their two eldest sons, the grand duke and grand duchess of Baden, son-in-law and daughter, respectively, ol the dowager empress, were at her bedside. The death of the empress was announced to the people by the lowering of the imperial standard from its place over the palace. The empress passed away peacefully, surrounded by all her near relatives. As the end came the mourners knelt around the bed and the court chaplain offored prayer and then blessed the remains. Emperor William and empress soon after left the chamber. Early in tne morning the doctors perceived there was no hope of saving the empress’ life. She had suffered from influenza for three days and bore the malady so well that Monday night her recovery was looked upon certain. But in the course of the People la West Virgie I* Suffering from «*Biset Tssi«« n Pittsburg, Pa, Jan. 7.—A Morgantown (W. Va.) special says. Physicians sent by the county into the mountain district along Cheat river, in which diph-Sur-1 theria was reported to be epidemic, tell horrible stories of suffering. The people are now suffering from epidemics of two diseases, diphtheria and the more dreaded “black tongue.” The latter has broken out in the iaBt two weeks and about thirty deaths have occurred, the patients presenting a terrible appearance. In the meantime a great many children are suffering from diphtheria, and families attacked by either of the diseases are in want. The county has erected a temporary hospital and a large force of physicians and nurses are attending it. Even with this aid many of the sick have not been cared for properly. HE IS DOUBTLESS TRE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR D. S. SENATOR. He is a Railroad Attorney—But So was Baies-His Chances for Election— The Clans Arriving at I Vs Moines—Stats Hews. IT PUZZLES THE DOKTOR. as Mr*. Scrubwtertli I)tad New York, Jan. 7.—-Mrs. Hanna B. Southworth, who shot and killed Stephen L. Pettus on November 22 died this morning in her cell in the tombs. Ever since she entered the tombs, nearly two months ago, Mrs. Southworth has been steadily failing. Her mother, Mrs. Martin, and her two brothers were present. Wanted to DRI Mackinac, 111., Jan. 7.—An unknown German boy lay down on the Terre Haute & Peoria railroad track near Mackinac Sunday night and waited for a train to kill him. Some people saw him and tried to pull him off the track, but he drew a knife and drove them away. Then they notified the trainmen of an approaching train, who overpowered the would-be suicide. He appeared to be sane. Mrs. Golden Dead. Speoial to Th* Hawk-Bt*. Carthage, 111., Jan. 7.—Mrs. William Golden, a pioneer lady of this vicinity died quite suddenly late last night, aged about fifty-five. She will be buried at noon Wednesday, Judge C. J. Scofield officiating.    _ Bucklin’* Arn lea Salve. The best salve in the world for cuts, bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, fever sores, tetter, chapped hands, chilblains corns and all skin eruptions, and positively cures piles, or no pay required. It | is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction or money refunded. Price 25 cents per IhoT. For sale at Henry’* dmg store Kicked to Death by Italians. New York, Jan. 7.—Isaac Schilanski, a Hebrew aged sixty, and who was a housekeeper in a tenement building oc cupied by Italians, was knocked down and kicked to death by an Italian named Frank Boscuh this afternoon, whom he I had accused of having broken the door of an outbuilding. Boscuh was assisted by a number of other Italians all of whom were arrested AN ILLINOIS TRAGEDY. Got Judgment for Over $4,000,000 Hartford, Conn., Jan. 7. — Judge Shipman of the United States circuit court has given a decree for the plaintiff in the case of the Boston 8afe Deposit and Trust company against the American Rapid Telegraph company. The decree is for a principal sum of $3,000,000, with interest amounting to $1,156,385. GOVERNOR HILL’S MESSAGE. SENATORIAL GOSSIP. Nominations-'illinois Postmasters-' Other Matters. Washington, Jan. 7.—The president sent the following nominations to the senate to day: George Finler, to be surveyor of customs at Dubuque. Iowa; David B Miller, of Iowa, to be United States marshal for the southern district of Iowa (to correct error in name); Everett W. Foster to be agent for the Indians of the Y’ankton agency; also the following Illinois postmasters; John McKinney, Jr., Aledo; E. A. Nollinger, Ottawa; Frank N. Tice, Mount Morris; James I. Hastings, Ma con City; William Harbaugh, Gen eseo; John H I. Lacy, Effingham; A. H. Rue, Jerseyville; Elam W. Hill. Maroa; William H. Norris, Carlisle; J. E O Clark, Newton; L. T. Linnell, Cobden; Ellannab H. Brush, Carbondale; A. Jud son Phillips. Anna. Senator Harris to-day introduced for Senator Beck a bill setting forth static tics regarding the public debt surplus, etc., and delaring the maintenance of taxation to provide further for a sink ins fund under the existing circu xi ii* Dwelt* st Length on Reform sad Flection Laws. Albany, Jan. 7.—Governor Hill in his annual message to the legislature urges the desirability of some changes in the law relating to elections. He reviews the present election laws and says; “Yet in spite of tnese excellent provisicns our laws do not reach the two great evils which attend our elections, intimidation and corruption. These flourish unchecked bringing shame upon our state and rendering our elections a mockery and threatening even the integrity and existence of our political institutions.” He devotes considerable attention to the Australian system and says many of its features are admirable, while others are decidedly objectionable constitutionally and otherwise. The governor recommends the passage of a law which will provide for secret compartments for the voters and claims this provision alone would do much to prevent corruption and would secure the chief benefits^ of of true electoral reform. In his opinion a general registration of electors through out the whole state should be a part of the system. _ THS OHIO SITUATION. stances is s needless and wrongful bur* on tbs people, ^ the facts thai ill A Yoni Lady at Jacksonville Fatally Shot by a Negro. Jacksonville, 111., Jan. 7.—For a long time the affairs of Miss Keener and Jonathan Poston her colored coachman has been the gossip of the town. Some time ago Posten went to Iowa and while there Miss Keener sent the negro a large amount of valuable property. This morning Posten returned and proceeded to the home of Miss Keener where he was met bv her brother Tom Keener, who ordered the negro away. As Posten turned to go he met Miss Keenan and a young man named Bancroft. Without warning the negro drew a pistol and be gan shooting, first at Bancroft, whom he twice wounded, and then at Miss Keener, who promptly returned the fire, both being wounded. Miss Keener was shot through the lungs and hips and is in a very critical condition. Posten was shot in the arm and head. At this juncture the negro was clubbed and disarmed by a crowd drawn to the scene. Posten is in jail, but so terribly injured that it is thought be cannot recover. It is said Miss Keener can scarcely live through the night. The Keener family is one of the most prominent in Jacksonville. A Water Famine Threatened. Kansas City, Jan. 7.—A water famine threatens this city by the sudden gorging of ice in the “Big Muddy” above St. Joseph. The stage of water here has been lowered about two feet below the record. This unlooked-for fall of water caused the main suction pipe at the water works to become exposed, consequently no water can be pumped. The Kaasss Buzzard, Kansas City, Jan. 7.—Advices from Kansas and Missouri state that the blizzard which has been in progress throughout these states the past thirty-six hours, has abated. The storm was not severe enough to delay travel on the railroads. night pneumonia developed and presented a crisis too great for her remaining strength. The Rrichsanzeiger says the emperor and the whole imperial family are in the deepest atlliction at the sad event. Maria Louisa Catherine Augusta, once empress of Germany and queen of Prussia, was born in Weimar, September 30, 1811, and was the daughter of the Grand Duke Charles Frederick of Saxe-Weimar. Her mother was the daughter of Paul I., emperor of Russia. She was brought up at the court of her grandfather, Charles Augustus, the friend of Goethe, and it waa her proudest boast that    she was a pupil of the great poet Goethe speaks in one of his volumes of the “many-sided and harmoniouus culture of the Princess Augusta.” Her eldest sister and herself married brothers, the former Prince Charles of Prussia, and she Prince William, afterward king and emperor. The empress made the acquaintance of her future husband at her father’s court in Weimar, whither the then crown Brince of Russia went on a visit in 1828. It was a genuine love match. The young people were attached to each other at onee. In February, 1829, their engagement was announced. On June 29, 1829, they were married with great pomp and ceremony at the royal palace in Berlin. The festivities were on a magnificent scale. Most of the royalty of Europe was present. A feature of the celebration was a splendid tourney in imitation of the jousts of olden times, entitled “The Spell of the White Rose. ” She was, during her whole life, the patroness of letters, science and art, and, in late years, of many forms of benevolence. 8he took a great interest, during the Franco Prussian war, in the wounded soldiers, and labored incessantly for their relief. In 1872 she founded at Charlottenburg a seminary for the education of the daughters of officers who fell in the war, and designed buildings for the poor in Berlin, after the plan of those of Mr. Peabody in London. In his worn entitled “Berlin Under the Empire,” Henry Vizetelly represents her as the head of the more scholarly and humanitarian party of the German court. Brought up at the feet of Herder, in the traditions of the intellectual court of Wiemar, she generally surrounded herself with professors of learning. Humboldt, Diffenbach, and Rauch, were her friends, and when she became queen she drew to the court Berthold Auerbach, Werder, and Gustav zu Pulitz; while no important library or artistic work has been brought out without some expression of her interest. Her ultra-aristocratic spirit could not understand that the royal will should submit to that of the people, and to her is usually attributed the most obstinate resistance to the withdrawal of the troops from Berlin in 1848. Her desire for pompous display at the coronation ceremony in 1861 is well known, and on that occasion every gesture bespoke satisfied ambition. Nevertheless, she did not sympathize with the warlike aspirations of her husband, and set.herself against the c in tests with Denmark and Austria. A Disease Resembling Leprosy Threatening n New Jersey Town. Arlington. N. J., Jan. 7 —Physicians of this town are greatly puzzled over a new disease which has just appeared here, and the citizens are as greatly alarmed, owing to the fact that the symptoms of the disease ate not unlike those of leprosy. The only victim of the disease so far as known is a man named Borst, who was employed in the cellonite works. About a week ago Borst was stricken down with pain^ in his head. A few days later his skin began to change color and large scales gathered on its surface. Finally the skin began to peel off in large patches, the victim was seized with gastritis, became extremely nervous and, owing to the extreme pain, could not lie in bed. Several well known New York pathologists were called in by Arlington physicians, and after a lengthy consultation all agreed that the disease was new to them. Saturday it was decided to remove Borst to a medical institute at Plainfield, where he will receive the attention of a number of experts in skin diseases. GENERAL FOREIGN NEWS. The Theater mad Bourse at Bruted# Buraed Brussels, Jan. 7.—The theater bourse here were destroyed by fire morning. Only the bare walls of building remain. For « time it and this the was thought the fire would destroy the block in which the theater and bourse were located, but the firemen saved the Hotel Central and other adjacent buildings and rescued the guests of the hotel. the london scandal London, Jan. 7 —The trial of Arthur Newton, Solicitor Frederick Taylorson, his clerk and Adolphas De Galla, the in-terpeter, on the charge of conspiring to defeat justice in connection with the West End scandal was continued before Magistrate Vaughan in the Bow street police court to-day. An ex-postal messenger named Perkins testified after he had given testi mony to the police, Newton tried to induce him to go to Australia. Newton said he knew somebody who would give twenty pounds down and one pound a week expenses for three years to himself (Perkins) and the other boys, Wright, Swinscow and Barber, who had given information to the police, if they would emigrate together. THE BODY OF THE LATE EMPRESS OF BRAZIL ENTOMBED Lisbon, Jan. 7.—The body of the late empress of Brazil was to-day consigned to its final resting place, in the pantheon at this place. A WATERSPOUT IN CHINA. Shanghai, Jan. 7.—x\ waterspout is reported at Nanking and hundreds of people have been drowned. A TAEATER BURNap, Havre, Jan 7.—The Alcazar theater was burned to-night. STANLEY TO BE HONORED. London, Jan. 7 — Stanley has accepted an invitation to attend a banquet to be given in his honor by the Americans in London. American Minister Lincoln will preside. He will present to Stanley an American flag and a massive silver shield, inwrought with African scenes. DEATH OF A POET AND DRAMATIST. London, Jan. 7.—Westland Marston, the poet and dramatist, is dead. GENERAL PASI IS DEAD. Rome, Jan. 7.—General Pasi, the king’s first aide, is dead. Special to Taal Hawk-Byb. Des Moines, Jan. 7.—At democratic headquarters here the candidacy of John F. Duncombe, of Fort Dodge, is spoken of as a republican scheme, and as such has been telegraphed lo outside papers. It is said he would be unavailable because he is a railroad attorney and would not suit the anti-monopolists. This hardly seems to make any difference, however, for Governor-elect Boies is a man of the same stamp, he has been an attorney for the Illinois Central at Waterloo for a good while and as such held an annual pass over that road. To be sure the office did not amount to much, but if the fact had been generally known before the last election the result migk. have been changed by the anti-manopoiy votes It is safe to say Duncombe is a genuine democratic candidate for United States senator and as such will stand quite well in the    caucus. The    republicans    have their own party to take care of and as Duncombe has as    good as    ad mitted    his candidacy there    is no use in democrats trying to side-track him this way. The members of the legislature are beginning to arrive and by the end of the week all will be here. So far only one democrat has put in an appearance Three    republicans,    candidates    for speaker, Silas Wilson, of Atlantic; J. E Blythe, of Mason City. of Osage are here but there opportunity for work yet. dates for minor positions early and by to morrow night the paign will be under full headway. and Smith is not much The candi-have com* :am- A BAD W KECK. Break.In* Switch Hod* t au*# rn Serious Accident. Special to Th* Rawk-Ky*. Tama, Jan. 7.—Yesterday afternoon as the fast stock express was heading in on the side track at Lawn Hill, about fortyfive miles north of here, the switch rod broke, causing the train to divide. The engine made the side track but, the switch giving away, the tender and two cars cf stock were thrown upon the track and wrecked. Several head of cattle were killed and Fireman H Leyson had his knee smaahed and collar bone broken. Brakeman Kenior, of Tama, had an ankle badly sprained It was a close call. No one was to blame. A Fatal Mistake. Des Moines, Jan. 7.—The coronet yes terday investigated the case of two deaths in South Des Moines which re suited from a mistake in taking modi cine left by a physician. Mrs. George E. Burley and her six-year-oUl son were the victims. The child was ill with diphtheria and was attended by Dr Smouse. The mother complained of sore throat and requested medicine, which was left in shape of a powder to be taken internally and a gargle of bi chloride of mercury. Through a misunderstanding of instructions the gargle was taken internally. Died From An Accidental Wound Des Moines, Jan. 7.—Mrs. James Robinson, of South Dei-; Moines, died yesterday morning from wounds received Saturday by the accidental discharge of an old revolver which she was handling The weapon had not been used for years Her injuries were not thought to be aer ious at the time. A Miner Severely Injured Flagler, la., Jan. 7. —Mat Hanson, Hungarian miner, was severely but not dangerously hurt in the mines bere yes terday. His injuries are confined to his back and hips. Hanson was cutting top coal in an entry aud the coal fell and caught him. He is a single man, industrious, sober and a good citizen. AN IC* WEIGHTED NETWORK. CRAZED BY LA GRIPPE.. Killed by tbs Fast Mall Train. Hammond, Ind., Jan. 7.—Edwin Morrison, seventeen years old, a son of William H. Morrison, was struck and instantly killed at 7:05 this morning by the No. 9 fast mail on the Michigan Central road. FIVE EX'TREASURERS SUED. A Novel PoUit Raised by Ex'Officials of Colorado* Denver, Jan. 8.—The attomy general in behalf of the state began suit against ex-State Treasurers Culver, Sander, Wa! sen, Swallow and Breen together with their bondsmen for the purpose of recov ering money which, it is alleged, these officials received as interest on state funds loaned to different banks and for which they failed to account to the state. The amount sued for is uot stated but it is believed to be nearly $100,060. The principal point involved in the controversy is whether the state treasurer Dons* was la Demand. Special to Th* Hawk-Et*. Carthage, IIL, Jan. 7.—Dong. Wright, a well known yourn? man of Ft. Green township, Trill have a hearing in the county court Wednesday, on a charge of illegal sale of liquor. A crowd of witnesses have been summoned and th? charges against Wright are numerous and serious. A Mall Carrier Fro mea to Death. Nevada, Cal, Jan. 7 —Malcon F. McLeod, a mail carrier, was frozen to death yesterday while he and a companion were carrying mail and express to Washington eight miles distant. Brios’* Faction Couldest of Victory —A Secret Ballot Desired. Columbus, O., Jan. 7.—The contest for the senate shows no material change to day except in the way of unsupported I is merely the custodian for the state or claims in behalf of the respective leeding I whether, being absolutely liable for candidates—Brice, Thomas end Mc I any and all losses of the state money en-Mahon. The managers for Brice claim I trusted to him, he becomes the virtual they have sufficient strength to secure I owner of the money, to do with it as he his nomination on almost any ballot they I sees lit until called upon to expend it for desire, the second being most frequently I state purposes or turn it over to his sue mentioned. Mr. McMahon does not con-1 cessor* at the expiration of his term of cede the claims of strength for Brice and I office. Crwebed by a Falliac Wall. Long Island City, Jan. 7.—The north wall of the machine shope in the yard of the Long Island railroad depot in this city fell this morning, killing three men. Kelly’s Store Buraed Out. Cedar Rapids, lo., Jan. 7.—Fire early I this morning gutted Kelly’s Fruit, fish I and commission house on First avenue. The stock is a total loss. is somewhat aggressive end hopeful. Thomas’ friends are also working hard. rouble NINE POINTS OF LAW. There is a rumor indicating trouble over) the question of an open caucus, several I who do not want to show their hand insisting on a secret ballot Of health and strength renewed and of ease **4 comfort follows the use of Syrup of Figs, is it act* in harmony with nature to effectually deanee the rn when costive or binous. For sale I and $1.00 bottles bv all leading druggists. HUME, et dive Up th* Personae*. Osage, lo., Jan. 7.—Osage church dr-dee en considerably exercised over e suit brought against the Bev Mr. Hilbig, I who was employed in 1886 as a pastor then. In October, 1860, he was disowned tad the trustees of his church I hind aaotner pester. Hilbig took pop •adon of a school house eadhae since to a large number of fbi ■till rn*’im ic* ac a* aMaWtSSrS*me* Suicide et rn DtUaqeeet Official. Duluth, Mina., Jan. 7.—John Myl-narck, treasurer of the school distinct of Rich Lake township, committed suicide to-day. His accounts are short. A Rochester Man’s A unction—Th* Malady Elsewhere. New York, Jan. 7.—The reports of the influenza epidemic continue to come from all sections of the east, several points in Canada and abroad. The troops in Germany are seriously affected and in London it is rumored that the young Spanish king is much sicker than is generally known. In Plainfield New Jersey, William Moore died of la grippe Sunday and his wife followed him today. Rochester, N. Y., Jan. 7.—Frank Kinsky, crazed by the effects of influenza, escaped from his home early this morning clad in a night shirt and drawers He has not been seen since. Bboolkyn, N. Y., Jan. 7.—Aaron Claflin, a pioneer in the shoe business of this city and New York, died here this morning of influenza, aged eighty-two. Ltons, Iowa, Jan. 7.—Physicians admit that there are a number of serious cases of la grippe in both Clinton and Lyons and many light ones. The disease is not geneoal here. Chicago, Jan. 7.—Louis La Berge, one of the most prominent figures in French society in chicago, died yesterday morning of influenza. POWDERLY HAS THE GRIP. Scranton, Pa, Jan. 7.—A properly drawn warrant for the arrest of Grand Muter Workman Powderly, sworn out by Edward Callaghan, WM received in this city today. When the constable went to Powderly^ s house he found bim sick in bed suffering from quinsy, sore throat and ‘la grippe” and did not make an arrest. “LA GRIPPER” TS HANCOCK COUNTY. Special to Th* Haw*-Et*.    _ Carthage, IIL, Jan. 7.—The Russian influenza bu taken a firm hold in Hancock county and there can be little doubt that the disease will spread. Several severe cases are noted at Adrian and St. Louie People Menaced by Breakins Electric Wires St. Louis, Jan. 7.—The sudden advent of rain, snow and sleet has transformed the business section of St. Louis into a grotto of scintillating icicles swinging to and fro on telephone, telegraph and electric light wires. Wires were breaking frequently to day under the weight of ice and pedestrians were busy dodging them The danger of breaking limbs on the sleety walks was not half so near the public mimd as the fear of death from an electric shock. Now and then a wire sagging beneath a heavy weight of ice would touch another wire. Blue sparks would fly for a moment and a shivering blue flame succeed until the fusing of the wire caused them to part and fall to the sidewalk. Then the crowds would scatter, falling over each other in their anxiety to reach a place of safety. The police are watching for fallen wires. The electric light and telegraph and telephone companies have men out repairing the damage as rapidly as possible, but the danger is still vety great. Two street car horses were killed and their heads nearly burned off this morning by an electric wire which dropped across the track as the car came along. There were fifteen passengers on the car and they scrambled out in every direc tion, but none were hurt. A COSTLY BLAZE Lewiston’* City Building Destroyed by Flro—Lose, $250,000. Lewiston, Me , Jan. 6.—The-Lewiston city building caught fire to-night and was totally burned. The building cost $250 OOO and there was no insurance on it. The valuable library of the Menu fucturers and Mechanis’ association, consisting of 11,000 volumes, many of which cannot be easily replaced was wholly destroyed. The c ty records are supposed to be safe in heavy vaults The military companies lose all their equipments. Postmaster Walker saved all the mails and most of the government property. The fire extended to Tracy’s block which was ruined. The poultry show opened to-day in the latter building and most of the fowls were burned. Advt**    Mbikers Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup should always be used for children teething, It soothes the child, softens the gums. allays all pain, cures wind colic and is the best remedy for diarrhoea Twenty I five cents a bott!* A HOME RUN. Jack Raw#, tka Baa# Ballist. * Twa Mea Drowned.      .    _ Ritchie, IIL, Jan. 7.-By the overturn-1    besides    t*o*e w^g all^Ha^ ing of a skiff in midstream, Frank I    yet    ow or two severe caseso Mason and a young man named Wienie I -J®**}®1    SnSJI? ThffnnbHc were carried over the fan* and drowned-1 dipthena in La Harpe. The public e    I    schools in each city are stifl in seanon. Chartae D. Ureic Dead.    I    ACROSS THE OCEAN/ Sr. Paul, Jan. 7.—Charles D. Strong, I London, Jan. 7.—One hundred mid one of the best known and moat widely I sixty boys belonging to training imps respected citizens of St. Pull, died this I at Ixmouth mid Shaftesbury me morning. At eighty-one jean of age.    I ing from the influenza. - I    Pants, Jan. 7. Bes marsh stows stjeky'-ccmmea powders heraldic ftf fofioanxa to-dav. Three    hun- re, tka Hated Dies Suddenly Buffalo, Jan. 7.—Jack Rowe, the I noted base ball player who was to have managed the Buffalo Brotherhood team this year, died suddenly to-day. “A friend indeed” is what people who I have been tortured by dyspepsia a I been cured by Laxador, insist upon call I ing this now famous remedy I Why tan like «* ae** to-ay. tm*? 5S5fy6nS5Se2Sr*    a;    paopto it ii tnt wheat? Because  thrashed a   the flower of the family, to Dr. Biff! Bibj Syrup, was seriously injured Monday by thrown from his buggy by the bi of an axle. He became entangled; the lines and was dragged a couple blocks by the runaway horses. In accordance with a resolution of the egi»lature, the committee appointed for that purpose will report to the next legislature plans for laying out and adorning the grounds about the capitol at a cost of $130,000. The custodian of the building will add $20,000 for painting and frescoing the corridor and offices and halls. DOWNED THE OIL TRUST. A Judgment Rendered la Fiver af George Rio* Against Ute Standard. New York, Jan. 7.—Judge O’Brien to-day gave a judgment in favor of George Rice in his fight with the Standard Oil trust. Some months ago Rice purchased in open market five Standard Oil trust certificates. He also received an additional share as a stock dividend on his five shares. The certificates remained in the name of the person from whom Rice purchased them, and notwithstanding repeated efforts to have them transferred to his name on the books, the trust refused to comply with his demands. Then he began suit in the supreme court against John D. Rockefeller and other trustees The defense was that Rice had not established his title to the certificates, and was hostile to the defendants, having purchased the certificates for the purpose of harassing sad annoying the trust; that Rice had instituted several suits to annoy the defendants and had offered to drop the proceedings if the trust paid him $550,000 for his oil refinery at Marietta Ohio. Judge O’Brien in giving judgment in favor of Rice says he had established his right to become the transferee under the trust agree meat. RAILROAD MATTERS. Fire In the Bemluery Nora Junction, Jan. 7.—Last evening fire broke out in the third story of the new seminery building here. Although water was scarce the fire apparatus available succeeded in quenching the fire with an estimated loss of $800 to $1,000. Algona, lows. People Complain af Kau cram Service. Des Moines, Jan 7.—The railway commission received a complaint from citizens of Algona and other towns on the Chicago and Northwestern railway regarding poor train service on that road between Des Moines and those places. The complaint says that the train going north—the only mail train on the road— is late at Algona from seventeen to fortyfive minutes more than half the time, which prevents the transfer of passengers and mail going west on the St Paul railway. The citizens join in asking that the through train which was discontinued be restored. This would give them better connections at Ames with the fast Chicago train and in other respects greatly add to the accommodation of the citizens of Algona and other towns. AFTER THE MILWAUKEE ROAD Des Moines, Jan 7.—Upon receipt of information from Dubuque to day that the Milwaukee railway company WM paying no attention to the order of the railway commission in the switching case, the matter was placed in the hands of the attorney general for enforcement. THE SOO MAKES A CUT. St Paul, Jan. 7.—The Boo road has cut rates to Montreal, etc., to meet the Burlington and Northern The Boo rata will now be lower to New England points than that of the Chicago lines. TRAFFIC MANAGER F. B. ( LARKE RESIGNS. St Paul Jan. 7.—Traffic Manager F. B. Clarke, cf the St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha road, has resigned. The office of traffic manager will be abolished and the general freight and passenger agents will report to the general manager. The reason for Clarke’s resigning is on account of the health of his family, his desire being to devote his entire attention to them during their stay in Europe. THE RATE WAR SPREADING. Chicago, Jan. 7.—The Northwestern passenger rate war is spreading. The westbound reduction went into effect today. making a rate from Chicago to St. Paul of $9 first class and $7 second class by all lines. Furthermore, the Chicago and Northwestern in connection with the Union Pacific, reduced its rates to Montana and the Northern Pacific coast points by way of Omaha to meet the competition by the way of St. Paul. This wa? done, however, without dta-turbing the Missouri river rates. The fight between the “Boo” line and the Burlington and Northern on the passenger business from St. Paul to eastern points may involve some cf the lines eading eastward from Chicago. To avoid this, a meeting of the Central Traffic association will be held Thursday.    __ THE -MONTANA. MUDDLE. A Generous Gift. Cedar Rapids. Jan 7.—The will of O. V. Hull, probated, shows a bequest of $20,000 to the Coe college, at Cedar Rapids. _ From Rome, low* Correspondence of Th* Hawk-Ky*. Rome, Jan. 7—A series of religious meetings were opened here last Sunday night. The public scnool opened yesterday after a two weeks’ vacation. Every morning crowds of men can be seen going toward the wood", each with his axe and dinner pail, to fell trees. More wood-chopping has been done around here this winter than for several years; but we are glad to note that Borne of the finest groves are being left untouched. Messrs. Frank and .Johnson Kinney and Tames Faircnild purchased a few of the w;Jd horses which were shipped here from Oregon, recently. They were sold at special sale on Mr Ogg's farm east of town, and prices ranged from $50to $100 Mr. R W. Buchanan, who was recently appointed deputy sheriff, has moved his family to Mt. Pleasant. We hope the number of his social visits back here will exceed his official ones. Several families are now depending on the river for moat of their water supply, as many of the cisterns and wells are about dry. Mr. H. H. Hayes, whose home is two miles Bouth of town, and was arrested in Indianapolis about two months ago on the charge of forgery, is still in jail at Mt Pleasant awaiting his trial in this month’s term cf court That pestiferous epidemical disease has not yet reached us and we hope it will not “la” its “grippe” on us as we have been proud to boast of the healthy con dition of our town, not having one esse of contagious disease during the past year. HAWKEYE BRIEFS. The State Horticultural society will be gin its annual session at the state house on the 21st inst. A little child of Mr. and Mrs. C. Hil gendorf, of Lyons, fell into a tub of hot water Monday, receiving a scalding which caused its death. Henry Gode, for twenty-two years resident of Clinton, dropped dead Sunday night at his home in that city. He was sixty-four years old. The Iowa Life and Pension society, located at Lyons, Iowa, is declared by the insurance department to be a bogus “wild cat” concern, and proceedings in court have been ordered to stop its transaction of business. Jonathan W. Belding died at his home in Mason City Snndey afternoon, aged sixty-two. He was a member of com paiiy K, Thirty-eighth Iowa volunteers. eta had beak e resident of Iowa for twenty-taro years. George Bottom, Br., of Cedar Rapids, he Democratic Legislature Finally Fleet* Conure ••mea. I Helena, Jan. 7.—Thirty-seven senate and house democrats assembled at noon land cast their votes for Clark and McGinnis, the democratic caucus candidates for senators. Governor Toole will, it ta said, sign the certificate of their election but Secretary of State Rotwitt will refuse his official authentication Mid withhold the state seal. go a in Dakota’* LatfslaSare. Pierre, 8 D . Jan. 7.—The legislature of South Dakota will convene this, afternoon al 2 p rn., 160 of the 169 hers being present. As the organization was perfected last fall, there is little preliminary excitement outside a diligent canvassing for the minor offices, have not been filled. . Governor Mel has postponed the delivery of his anni message until to-morrow. Economy all its phases will be the strong point the message The prohibitionists have a strong lobby present and will do their utmost to secure an iron clad prohibit law. Assaulted toy Tram ye. Monticello, IIL, Jan. 7.—Captain W. I). Plimpton, an old soldier living ne east of Monticello was assaulted at house door by three tramps late Si night. Captain Plimpton was knc down. but he struggled with the tramps until the door was burst open and hi* bulldog came to his rescue. The animat seized one of the tramps by the throat, the captain freed himself from the others, and he and the dog finally repulsed the enemy. It is supposed the trampe were after the captain’s pension money, but he had not yet received it He wee badly bruised   jjg 4 Will ab AIV zee tke Etoi Joliet, Pl , Jan. 7 —Coroner Mills, of Will county, has decided not to hold post-mortem examination bodies of Mig. Amela Dael and her son John who were poisoned, it ta alleged, by their hired man, John Jheffier, now under arrest at Joliet. The coroner thinks the dead people were poisoned af eating meat which had been boiled toe copper kettle. The neighbors and friends of the Dahls are indignant and have sent ' the stomachs of the Dahls to have their contents analized. Change of life, backache, regularities, hot flashes, are Mile*’ Nervine. Free Witte’s drag «tw*. ISIS Scanter Blae* bura Louisville, Jan- 7.— bum was to day re-elected the Kentucky legislators in ]« Senator ! Why continue the use of snuffs or liquids? Ely’s Crc of application and a sure and cold in head, can be easily applied into the pleasant, and is curing the case*. It Five# relief at once. nostrils, rn rn Draw. Boston, Jen. 7.—At the IMS night “Chappie” Meredith, land and Cal Jordon, of this city, fifteen rounds to a draw. Crib* I -Bernie Assify BKS ;

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