Burlington Hawk Eye, January 9, 1890

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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - January 9, 1890, Burlington, Iowa THE BURLINGTON HAW * k E YI E Established: June, 18*9.]BURLINGTON, IOWA, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 9. 1890. [Prick: 16 Cents per Week. TEETH AND TOE NAIL. VOORHEES DODLEY RESOLUTION CAOSES MOCH ADVERSE DISCUSSION. Charges and Counter-Charges of Fraud —Senator Edmonds Sarcastic-The Eon se — Working for the World’s Fair—Washington News. Washington, Jan. 8.—In the senate Vorhees called up the resolution offered by bim yesterday in relation to the alleged interference by Chambers, United States district attorney of Indianapolis, to prevent the arrest of W. W. Dudley, on the charge #f violation of the election laws of Indiana and proceeded to address the senate. He spoke of the clime of having inflicted an indelible fctain on a memoi&bie election and impeached the intergity of the political result that followed The fact of the crime was open, universally known and practically confessed by its perpetrators. Yet, by constant vigilance in obstructing the law, and in denying and preventing justice, the crime thus far has gone un punished. The beneficiary of the polluted ballot box, now in high place, had felt compelled to shield the instrument of that success from penalties due such notorious guilt Vorhees sent to the clerk’s desk and had read the notorious “Blocke-of-Five” letter. He went on to say that the days and weeks immediately following the publication of that polluted and polluting campaign document would always be remembered for the vapidity, audacity and fecundity with which the most self ev.dent falsehood was conceived and put forth by the republican press to avoid to odium and escape the legal penalties of an organized attempt at wholesale bribery. This document, emanating officially from the national republican committee, had pointed out, he said, that an ample corruption fund waa ready in hand and gave excellent directions for its use by agents selected for their skill in such rascality. He spoke of Dudley as the immediate personal representative (in national republican committee) of Ben jamin Harrison, then candidate for the presidency and now president of the United States He had been put on that committee at tho earnest request, of Harrison, and between them were personal and confidential relations They had been political Siamese twins in the state of Indiana. When, therefore, the scheme of bribery and corruption was exposed on the 131st of October, as far and fast as lightning carried the shameful story, was it to be supposed that Dudley was left without advice, instructions and assistance. Sen ator Cairny, chairman of the national republican committee and senator from the state of Pennsylvania, arrived at Indianapolis, had repealed conferences with those who held the fate of Dudley and the interests of the republican party in the hollow of their hands. Mr Quay—I say it is not true that, in Indianapolis, I conferred with those who held the republican party in the hollow of their hands, or conferred with any one in regard to Dudley’s case. Mr Voorhees—Does tho senator deny that he called on President-elect Harrison in Indianapolis? Mr. Quay—I called on President-elect Harrison. Mr. Voorhees —The senator will not blame me if I draw the inference that he wanted the prosecution of Dudley stopped, and he went to Indianapolis to see him; aud he did say certain things in a quarter where it would do tho most good and with an emphasis which was not forgotten Mr. Voorhees went on to speak of Dudley’s threats to use dynamite which he had in his pocket, in case an attempt was made to inflict punishment upon him, and also criticised severely the part which Judge Woods was represented as taking in preventing the finding of a bill of indictment against Dudley. In view of the indignity, injustice and open outrage inflicted on the people of Indiana in the name and by the authority of the republican national committee (aided and abetted by the action of the federal court) it would not seem strange a* a representative of that insulted people he should like to know by whose instructions and by what authority of law, a responsible law officer of the government in Indianapolis felt himself warranted a fev weeks ago in ordering the United States commissioner not to issue a warrant for Dudley's arrest when he ventured to return to Indianapolis for the first time in more than a year In behalf of the people of Indiana he desired the attorney general of The United States to inform the senate whether the action of his official subordinate was inspired by his instructions or now met with his approval No better opportunity could present itself to President Harrison than was now presented to define his connection with Dudley and with Dudley’s crime In conclusion Voorhees declared the bribe givers, bribe takers and all the the endorsers of bribery should be regarded as pirates and enemies of the human race. Mr. Edmunds offered an amendment for the preamble and resolution—so as to strike out the preamble and make it read: "That the attorney general be and hereby is instructed to inform the senate what instructions, if any, the de partment of justice has given District Attorney Chambers for the district of Indianapolis on the subject of the arrestor W. W. Dudley, or his resemption from arrest, and by what authoriiy of law any such instructions had been given; that copies of all such correspondence be transmitted to the senate. " He expressed (sarcastically) his admiration and concurrence in the beautiful tribute of the senator from Indiana to the value of political morality. He also gave his adhesion to Voorhees’ denunciation of political immorality. If Dudley had done the thing imputed to him. he had certainly committed (if not a crime against the United States) a crime against that class of public morality which the senator had so beautifully described and which (as he said) was so essential to the safety and perpetuity of republican institutions. It might have been forgery There were instances of such political forgeries about the time of presidential elections—such as the Morey letter. But he was glad the leaders of the democratic party had apparently reformed and that now at least on the anniversary of the battle of New Orleans there was some evidence of allegiance to ihe principles of the only real democrat he had ewer heard of whole duty in sifting and preparing the I evidence saw such a flood of light that he did not care to have any more! hand in business and resigned. He intimated that the Dudley letter might] have been suggested by or imitated from one which had been sent out by KU. Whitaker of Martinsville, Indiana, chairman of the democratic county committee, on the 7th of September, 1888, and which was recently published in an edi-1 tonal in the Terre Haute Express The | Dudley letter seemed to be a child or i twin sister of this Whitaker letter,i which he sent to the clerk’s desk and] had read. After which he continued. Now, this Whitaker letter may be al forgery. But its likeness to the so called Dudley letter is so perfect and peculiar that I should be bound to say (if I were a juror) that the man who wrote it on the 7th of September wrote the Dudley j letter and palmed it off as a letter from the national republican committee. Edmunds then branched off on the question of recent political crimes in Indiana and spoke of the forgery of tally-sheets in] the Indianapolis election in 1886, for which Coy, a member of the common council was sent to the penitentiary for eighteen months; how the democratic members of the common council refused to vote for his expulsion, and how he drew his pay as a member of the common council at the same time he was serving hie country in the penitentiary. He also referred to the statement as to the inmates of the poor house and insane asylum being taken to the polls in Marion county under the direction of Miller, the former democratic treasurer of the county where j every one of them voted the straight democratic ticket. These, he said, were some samples that had been sent to him. They were not peculiar to Indiana, but there had been going on systematized, persistent and organized party frauds on I he part of the people who called themselves democrats and democratic organizations, which might, have led anybody in Indiana to follow the Martinsville precedent. If so, he should be punished and he hoped the senate would not stop until the corruption and dishonesty at elections should have been utterly cast out. Mr. Voorhees said the senator from Vermont held a brief for the attorney general and had spoken for him. The senator had been coached very thoroughly this morning by the attorney general { in person. The Martinsville letter was "nothing at a discount." There was no such letter As to the Coy case, he had been sent to the penitentiary for eighteen months in ‘the worst, most partisan, unfair and malicious court organized since the days of Jeffries. But Coy had returned with a pardon (so far as the fine was concerned), which public opinion had forced upon President Harrison. So infamous were the rulings of Judge Woods which sent Coy to the penitentiary that the people, irrespective of party, spat upon them and put their ban upon them at the first opportunity they had. At the close of the discussion Edmund’s amend meat was agreed to by a party vote (31 to 24) and the resolution thus amended was adopted—Voorhees remarking he would find some way to ascertain the judgment of the law department on the action of its subordinate. After an executive session the senate adjourned. THE HOU8E Washington, Jan. 8.—After some routine business the house went into a committee of the whole for the further consideration of the District of Columbia appropriation bill. After striking out a couple of clauses in the bill the committee rose and the bill was passed. The house then adjourned until Friday. TIIK WORLD’S FAIR FIGHT ON. St. Louis Present promptly to set in motion resources of her trade territory. Ex-Governor Stsnnard followed Mr. Jones in a brief address, after which the committee adjourned until Friday, when Washington’s representatives will be heard. CAUSED A LIVELY COMMOTION The action of tim house committee on foreign affairs in deciding to consider the world s fair bill, has caused a lively commotion among representatives of the cities striving to secure the fair. The impression is growing that the Chicago people have scored an advantage in getting the bill before the committee which is supposed to l$an in their favor, and the other claimants are resentful over what they regard as a breach of the spirit of the sgreement entered into by the four cities This morning Representative Flower saw Speaker Reid, and, getting him to call several members of the committee on rules together, earnestly requested, on behalf of New York, Washington and j3t. Louis, that immediate provision be made for the appointment of a select committee to consider the world’s fair bill and relieve the foreign affairs committee of its self imposed duty. The committee on rules will probably act on the request to morrow. At present some of the members think well of the proposition to report to the house something of the nature of eet instructions to the foreign affairs committee, which will direct it to formulate a bill setting a time for the world's fair and making a suitable appropriation to meet the expense, but leaving to the house the selection of the place where the fair is to be held. TOBACCO, WHI8KY AND 8&ED8 DOWN WENT TI Rim THE MISSISSIPPI’S FEESER! LOV STABE HEYER BEFORE EQUALED. and Argo manta B afore the Way a Means Tan fir Commit tea. Washington, Jan. 8 —The ways and means committee this morning heard more arguments on the tobacco question and in the afternoon heard several gentlemen connected with wine and snirit interests. George T. Stagg, of Ken tucky, read a statement and said the distillers do not ask a repeal of the internal revenue laws, as it would, while increasing business temporarily, result in an overproduction and consequent depression. They would like to have the tax reduced from 90 to 50 cents a gallon. There were other matters in which distillers sought relief, and they were connected with the administration of the law. F. G. Ernest, of New Orleans, representing rice millers, asked that in the new tariff bill definitions of the various kinds of rice be made more exact. Congressman Lansing, of New York, endeavored to impress upon the committee the desirability of giving agriculture the same degree of protection given the manufacturers. The business of raising seeds was practically a manufacture. He wanted a duty of forty cents a bushel on peas and beans raised for seed and twenty cents instead of ten on barley and four dollars instead of two on hay. GENERAL WASHINGTON NEWS real -General Jackson. R*prN«0tatiTM Their Claims. Washington, Jan. 8 —The rivalry of New York, Washington, Chicago and St. Louis for selection as the site of the world’s fair of 1892 had its first practical manifestation at the capital this morning before the senate special committeee on the quadrocentennial. The healing took plat: 3 in the room of the committee of the District of Columbia, where was hung a large map headed: "Why, St. Louis is the place for the world’s fair of 1892," and displaying a circle enclosing the most populous states of the country, with St Louis a9 the central point. A preliminary interchange of views as to the order of hearing resulted in an agreement that the representatives of St. Louis should - be heard to-day, Chicago to-morrow, Washington Friday, and New York Saturday, and that replies to arguments will be received not orally but in writing. Governor Francis, of Missouri, opened the discussion. Governor Francis said he and the gentlemen with him came representing a people who were hospitable by instinct, and who were schooled in entertaining. If they could not convince the committee that St. Louis was well able to take care of the great international exposition they could not lay claim to it. They believed a great good would accrue to the nation from the location, of the fair in St. Louis. He was followed by Col. C. H. Jones of the 8t Louis Republic, who spoke in high eulogy of that city. He hoped every foreign visitor to the coming exposition would visit Washington and see for himself the horn* and working of the federal government. But while that foreign visitor contemplated he would naturally ask:    "Whence    comes    the    by name force that propels and the wealth that supports this mighty popular engine?" and the exposition would poinf him directly to the wonderful Mississippi Valley, the principal seat of the nation’s productiveness, and where not far distant would be found a population far outnumbering the teeming minions of Europe In that valley lay St. Louis the central ganglion of its distributing system. St. Louis asked the committee to consider these facts in locating the worlds fair. One of the competing cities (meaning New York) pointed to the eas with which that city could be reached by the foreign vie itor. If the desire was to make good impression upon the foreigners then unquestionably the fair should be held near the center of the nation’s productiveness and power. It was a question of popula tion which should determine the location of the exposition and not the preference of a corporal’s guard of foreigners who might possibly be induced to attend it. In connection with the population he asked attention to the map hung ap in the committee room with circles of a radius of 500 miles around the cities of New York, Chicago and Bt. Louis. That map shows, he said, a population cf 20,-100,000 around New York, 21,700,000 around Chicago, and 23,800,000 around St. L)uis. These figures were based on the census of 1880. Taking the popula tion at the present time New York would represent 24,000 OOO, Chicago 27, 000,000, and St. Louis 30,0000,000. The took up the question of Iowa Patents and Pension*. Washington, Jan. 8.—The following Iowa patents have been granted: W. 8 Bales, Des Moines, car coupling; J Blakeslee, Story City, device for holding tools for grinding; R.-Butt, Clinton, car coupling; J. D. Ferree, Ottumwa, sash fastener; C M. Fetty, Davis City, folding chair; D. Harger, Des Moines, composite roofing; J. T. Henderson, Council Bluffs, accordion; J. Lee, Massena, cultivator; K. McClellan, Red Oak, tank heater: W. S. Means, Riverton, door-opening device; S. E Shaw, Scranton, calf-weaner; F. Sommers, Bellevue, refrigerating ice-house; D. H. Talbot, Sioux City, machine for stacking hay. IOWA PENSIONS. Original Invalid—Oscar Booth, Creas-ton; Bryant Heki, Eddyville; Anton Neis, Conrad Grove; William Carter, Clarinda: Josiah McKee, Glidden; WH Ham L Davis, Des Moines. Increase— Ward W. Williams, Morning Sun; George W. Fox, Evens; Judson R. Keith, Brush Creek; Ross R. Sterner, Blandens burg. Reissue—John Holvorson, Cresco; Albert D. Coleman, Cedar; Abner H. Leech, Albia. Original Widow, etc.— Minor of Joshua Crawford, Wankee. A TOBACCO TRADE-MARK ASSOCIATE Representatives of many leading cu tobacco manufacturers of the country met here to day and organized a trademark association having for its object the protection of its members in the use of legitimate trade-marks. OHIO’8 SENATORSHIP CANVAS. Tha Some Rocky Passages That Bother the Pilots—A Good Chance to Study Channels—Crossing the River Foot—A Reminiscence. on Special to THS Hawk-Stb. Davenport, la., Jan. 8 —One of the worst places on the whole upper river in time of low water used to be some six miLs above Burlington, but a shot of dynamite lifted out the reef that made the water shoal at that point, £nd since then there has been Bttle trouble. The bad sticking point has always been the 15-mile rapids extending from the foot of the island of Reek Island to the village of Le Claire. All the way up the boti q .1 is Bluestone rock, although covered in some places where the water is slack by sand and silt. The banks of the channel all the way along shows the jutting of the rock formation, and steamboats, for a great part of the way, even in ordinary stages of the river, are compelled to follow the channel blasted cut by the government, while in times of low water any deviation means destruction. All through the past summer the steamers bound north would so time their trips as to reach Davenport in the evening. They would run the rapids in the strong light of the morning, not daring to trust themselves to it late the afternoon. Just now is afforded a splendid opportunity, better than any ever before en joyed, to study the channel on this rocky piece of river, and the rapids pilots, the men who make the handling of steamers through these dangerous fifteen miles, are improving it. At many points along the steamboat channel is all that remains to resemble the smooth unbroken Mississippi. Outside of that, a narrow winding torluous path of swift running water, sharp jagged rocks project above the surface and long reefs brnak its ripples and shift its currents. In some places the river can be crossed almost dryshod by stepping and leaping from one of these to another, and more than one man has accomplished the feat within the past few days. Away back before the opening of the war these same jagged rocks were the cause of the loss of a large barge ladened with bar lead from the smelters of Dubuque and bound to St.    Louis.    The sinking took place when the river was at a medium stage, and the barge drifted until it found water d*ep enough to cover it and then went    down.    The place where it sank could never be found and the affair had almost been forgotten when an unexpected discovery brought the lead to light again. John Suitor, of La Claire, while fishing for relics of    any    sort a few days ago, brought up one of the bars that constituted the load of the lost barge. The owners of the lead are not known and ne is now proceeding to fish up the whole cargo. He has enough lead in sight to make the speculation a very profitable one for him. The owners of the lead will probably never be heard from further. KILLED BY HIS THIRD WIFE. Malta Opposition to Brlaa WHI a Final Effort. Columbus, O., Jan. 8.—The senatorship canvass was waged earnestly today, There is a rumor that the op position to Brice will make a final effort to-night. A number of prominent gen tlemen arrived from Cleveland to-day and in connection with the anti-Brice men here are trying to form a combination to unite the field against Briee. At the headquarters of the respective can didates this afternoon nothing new wae to be ascertained. Brice’s managers did not seem to be in the least disturbed by the arrival of the Cleveland gentlemen, nor did they appear to be concerned about the proposed meeting of the op position. McMahon thinks the pros peds look brighter, while Thomas appears serene and content over the out look. The most important development to night is an address prepared by Judge Blandin, 43f Cleveland, to the members of the legislature calling upon them to not elect a man to the senate who is identified with corporations The appeal is signed by A. W. Thusman, A G. Booth and Blandin. which numerous new congregations were established and new churches built and a great amount of work done as state mis* sionary. The Presbyterian Ecological Seminary of the Northwest, as the McCormick University of Chicago was named, found him among the most earnest movers in its behalf and from its inception for twenty years he was a member of the boned of directors, and after that, until weakness enforced his retirement a few years ago, was its president At the time of his death he had had a longer residence in Iowa than any Presbyterian clergyman Hying. MEMBER^ ARRIVING BLO WLT. TM# Prelude to ti* Groat Legislative Straggle at Doe Moiaaa. Special to The Hawk-By*. Des Moines, lo., Jan. 8.—Members of the legislature are slowly arriving. The candidates for the speakership are most all on the grounds. The indications are that the contest will be close in the republican ranks. The general impression is that one or more of the independents wiU vote with the republicans on organization, but there wiU probably be a preUmirary contest between the republican and the united opposition first—no measures of compromise as yet have been originated on either side—one hears on ex try side about Allison’s strength and the failure of the opposition to combine on any canditate. It looks as if thro will not even be a struggle at all in the republican coucus, and that only one or two repubHcan members wiH be opposed to him and they will stay out of the caucas. The principal candidates for speaker are busy button-holing the members as they arrive. Luke, of Franklin county, Wilson of Case, Blythe of Cerro Gordo, Smith of Mitchell, and Walden of Appanoose, seem to be the favorite repubHcan candidates. For sec-retsry of state, C. H. Brook, of Marshalltown, and Cochrane, of Greenfield, are the principal candidates. D. C. Kolp, who wa3 clerk of the house at the last session, is again a candidate. The opinion seems to prevail among republicans that one independent will come over to the repubHcan side and break the dead-lcck and effect a speedy organization of the house. A SUCCESSFUL KICK. Ab Objectionable Ordlaarnee Regarding Bridge Traffic at Davenport Abdicated. Special to Thv Hawk-Byi. Davenport, Jan. 8.—Some time ago the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad company complained to the war department of the United States, the government being a joint owner with it of the bridge at this point, aUeging violations of the ordinances regulating the use of the bridge, in that the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad company and the American and Adams’ Express companies were allowed to send [goods back and forth across the bridge by their transfer wagons. Incompliance with the requirement of the Rock Island road, the companies complained of were ordered off the bridge. They then utilized the ferry boat, but its withdrawal to winter quarters placed this city in a state of blockade as far as these companies were concerned. This raised loud complaint on both sides of the river, and an indignation meeting was called for this afternoon in Rock Island, when this morning the ordinance was abrogated and henceforth the Burlington road and the express companies named will reach Davenport without trouble. _ THE STATE PROHIBITIONISTS. Tba Murderess, Mrs. Rosier, on Trial at West Uaion, Iowa. Special to Thb Hawk-By*. Des Moines, Jan. 8 —A special term of court for the trial of Mrs. Barbara Rosier, accused of murdering her husband, Frank Rosier, on the night of June 19, 1889, has convened at West Union. Judge Hatch occupies the bench. A panel of sixty jurors is drawn and undoubtedly wiU be exhausted. The unfortunate victim has long been a noted character of Fayette county constantly appearing btfore the courts, accused of all manner of crimes, the results of drunken rows. Two women had shared his turbulent life and gone to premature graves. In November, 1888, he met the widow 8cott, a fascinating and spirited woman of Wakena, and in less than a week they were married and removed to a farm north cf Maynard. On the morning of June 20 two lads gathering cream stopped at the house and not finding the cream can in its accustomed place, entered and found Rosier lying on the floo: dead drunk, as they supposed. On trying to arouse him they discovered a pistol wound in the back of his head, and the officers were at once notified. About four o’clock that morning Mrs. Rosier, in an excited, half crazy manner, caUed up their nearest neighbor, Milo Dewey, and remained there until arrested. For nearly two we*ks previous the neighbors had been aware of an almost continual row and were not surprised at this culmination of it. When confronted with the evidence gathered by D. W. Clements, the county attorney, Mrs. Rosier weakened and con fessed that they had a quarrel and that she shot him in self-defense. She voluntarily accompanied the sheriff to jail, where she has since remained. D«ligat«i Arriving on Every Train— Tina Convention To-Day. Special to THI Hawk-By*. Des Moines, Jan. 8.—Delegates to the state prohibition convention are arriving on every train. The scenes at the hotels have much the appearance of a political gathering. Among the prominent prohibitionists here are Dr. St. Fellows, of Manchester, Hon. G. L. Dobson, B. F. Wright, and many members of the State Temperance aUiance. The meeting wiU be held at Foster’s opera house to morrow*at ten o’clock. After the preliminary organization has been effected a recess will be taken for district caucuses for the appointment of committees. The main interest centers in a resolution Hkely to be adopted. Any attempt to pledge the members of the convention to support the state constabulary is liable to meet some opposition. A neeting of signers of the call for the prohibition convention will be held tomorrow night to decide on Dr. Emory Miller, of Indianola, as temporary chairman of the convention. MANY ENTRIES. L WESTERN ONION OPERATORS NARROWLY ESCAPE DEATH BT PIRE AT ST. LOUIE. The Telegraph Offices in That City Bn tirely Consumed - All Communication by Wire Cnt Off for a While --Thrilling Experiences. Major Pond for a series of lectures to be delivered in this city next season by Henry M. Stanley, who has just returned to civilization after marvelous adventures in Africa. Mr. Stanley will return to America next fall, and has contracted f ir a lecture tour with Major Pond. GOVERNOR MELLETTE’S MESSAGE m MURDERED KYESnBiTlOI OF THE DEATH OF KIS. DB. KNIFFEN, AT TRENTON. NEW JERSEY. the top wreck, mass of St. Louis, Jan. 8 —Shortly before seven o’clock this morning fire started in the basement of the Western Union telegraph building, corner of Olive and Third streets. The fire soon ascended through the air shaft from the first to floor. The wires are a total Firemen were hindered by the sleet laden wires. The building was an old one situated on the corner of Third and Olive streets, and in addition to the Western Union Telegraph company was occupied by the offices of the Associated Press, the Daily Printing company, Allen & Ginter Cigarette company, the Bradley Printing and Roll company and one or two other offices. At 9:30 the fire was brought under complete control, but the entire building is practically gutted. All the Western Union wires were burned out, but active efforts are being made by them to restore commudication. They are receiving messages at East St. Louis. The fire started in the basement and spread upward so quickly that all the inmates of the telegraph company had to fly for their lives and many of them had narrow escapes A network of wires led into the building by way of the roof. The storm of yesterday leaded down the electric as well as the telegraph and telephone wires with a heavy coating of ice, and during yesterday and last night many breaks occurred and the service was badly interrupted At six o’clock this morning a wire leading into the basement of the building had come in contact with a broken electric wire and at once the building was on fire. The basement had few people in it, the trouble being anticipated from the roof, if at aU. Little attention was given the basement, and the fire was beyond control when discovered. The fire department made a hard fight, but the mass of wires which almost shut out the Hght of the street prevented successful work, and the fireman would not risk their lives in cutting them uuiil the electric wire currents were turned off. The associated press office on the second floor was totally destroyed. But few persons were in the building when the fire started and although several had narrow escpes, all reached the ground in safety. Several firms occupied offices and stores in the building and their estimated loss, will be $100,000 Of this $50,000 will faH on the Western Tnion Telegraph company. The/adjoining buildings were badly damaged by the amate and water. INFLUENZA’S work. Tba ProgriMlTi Stan# Races of tbs Independence Driving Park Association. Special to THI Hawk-Kyb. Independence, Jan. 8.—Entrances in the progressive stake race of the Independence Driving Park association for foals of 1890, to be trotted in 1892, have closed. Two hundred and sixty-five entries have been received, this being the largest number ever entered for a futurity race, the Chicago Horseman stakes standing next with a list of two hundred and forty-three. THE BLUE GRASS LEAGUE. A Prominent Ohio Politician Stricken Down—Other Reports. Cleveland, Jan. 8.—A special from Columbus, Ohio, says: State Reprerent alive Frank Knapp, of Defiance, died to-day from pneumohia, brought on by an attack of "la grippe." He had been I sick for some time, and had not yet been sworn in. He was a bright lawyer, and leaves a family in good financial circumstances. Knapp was counted as one of Brice’s strong supporters, and his death leaves a vacancy in the senatorial candidate’s ranks Eldora, Iowa, Jan. 8 —A colored lad from Fort Dodge, Iowa, died at the Iowa I industrial school of influenza. There are a number of very dangerous cases at the school, and, to add to this, the scar I let fever has broken out. and a regular epidemic is feared both in thn city and in the school. Lyons, Iowa- Jan. 8.—Many serious cases of la grippe are manifested am:ng I the people of both Clinton and Lyons. I The disease is still spreading. No Nrt fatalities from it as yet. New York, Jan. 8 —The returns to the vital statistics show that 250 deaths occurred in this city for the twenty-four I hours ending at noon to day. The like has never been known in the history of j the department since the cholera ACROSS THE WATER. London, Jan. 8—*.e influenza epidemic in this city is decreasing, but is j extending in the provinces. London, Jan. 8.—Prince George, second son, and Princess Victoria, second daughter, of the Prince of Wales, have I been attacked with influenza. Ha Cltea tba Condition af Stat# Finance# ani Atvi### Economy. Pierre, 8. D., Jan. 8.—Governor Millett#’s message was read to ihe legislature this afternoon. It refers to nearly every proposition now before the people of the state. The governor estimates the deficiency for the first year of statehood at $172,905. The legislature is advised to take a list of estimated expenses and provide first for those actually indispensable under careful management and to divide the remaining sum available among the other public institutions and administrative departments so as best to conserve to the pubHc interests. in no event permitting a deficiency of over the $100,00 as allowed by constitution. He urges that steps be taken to secure uniformity in the text books of schools. In dealing with the railroads he urges the adoption of a board and Hberal policy as the prosperity of the country depends largely upon the completeness of the railroad system. _ TWO DOLLARS FOR A WIFE. Tba Fria# was $5, bn* John Max Bornane *0 Pny th# Remaining SU. New York, Jan. 8.—John Max, employed in a sugar refinery in Brooklyn, called on Mrs. Salomon at her home 51 Humboldt street, a few days before Christmas and agreed to pay her $5 if she procured him a good wife. Mrs. Salomon formerly ran an intelligence office and therefore was supposed to know many marriageable young women. While she was searching for one who would suit Max she fitted up apartments in a house at 157 Maujer street. Mrs. Salomon finally met Emma Kuhn, an attractive woman twenty years of age, who wanted to get married. Max was sent for, and the couple fell in love with each other at first sight. Max paid Mrs Salomon 82 on account and agreed to pay the rest if he married the girl. He liked her so well that the marriage ceremony was fixed for Sunday. Mrs. Salomon called on Max Saturday and asked for the balance due her, but Max refused to pay it. On Sunday he was married. Mrs. Salomon visited the police court yesterday and applied for a warrant that would compel Max to keep his bargain. She was referred to a civil court for redress. Trenton. N. J., Jan. 8.—At the coroner’s inquest in the Kniffen murder case to day, Dr. Shannon, Dr. Kniffen’s partner, told of finding Miss Purcell lying on the floor on her stomach. Her clothing was not disarranged When picked up she said: "Let me go ! let me go !*’ adding, "Run. Myra, run ” Mrs. Kniffen, Dr. Shannon said, was lying on the bed. he bedclothing was not disarranged. £niffen always treated his wife well. ’ ’he witness said he heard quarrels between Dr. and Mrs Kniffen. but was reactant to tell them and was not pressed. Miss Purcell was put on the stand but by instruction of her counsel she refused to answer (questions Her counsel explained that while she had not been arrested, yet ever since the murder was* committed she has been under surveillance and practically a prisoner. She was then conducted down stairs to the ury room and Dr. Kniffen brought over from his home, when the police justice read the complaint charging Miss Purcell and Dr. Kniffen with being the prin cipals or accessories tc Mrs. Kniffen. After counsel a formal plea entered with respect to nation was waived. A at once drawn and the stairs and placed in separate cells. A VI LL aNOUH MURDER The Tract# SPURTSMKN PARALYZED. Mora Tronbla for tha Actor# In th# 8alllran>Ktlraln Fight. New York, Jan. 8.—-More trouble has grown out of the Siillivan-Kilrain fight. Wm. E. Harding, Mike Cleary, Mike Donovan and Wm. Muldoon have been taken into custody and the officers are looking for aU the others actively connected with the fight who are at present in New York. All were taken into custody on old requisitions to Governor Hill by Governor Lowry, of Mississippi. It was a great surprise to all as the requisi tions have been in t ie bands of Governor Hill sn long without action they thought the matter settled. All were admitted to bail and a hearing has been set for Saturday. _ JACKSON DAY. An Enthn#la#tlc Celebration Bt Nashville, T#nn####a. Nashville, Jan. 8.—Jackson day was celebrated here to day with a procession, participated in by the military of the state and hundreds of citizens. After the parade a meeting was held in the state capitol and the National Jackson club was permanently organized. The festivities of the day wound up with a historic costume reception at the Max well house given by the ladies of the Hermitage association and the annual ball of the Hermitage club. AUR089 THS DARK RIVER, FURIOUS ARMY OFFICERS. Ex-Gsv#raor Wood, of Portland, Orason, Dead, Portland, Ore., Jan. 8.—Ex-Gov ernor George L. Wood, aged fifty-eight, died to day after a long and painful illness. He was ^lectecf governor of Oregon in 1866 and in 1871 was appointed governor of Utah by President Grant. Since 1875 he has been living on the Pacific coast practising law. REAR-ADMIRAL REDFORD DEAD. Washington, Jan. 8.—Rear Admiral William Redford, U. S. N., retired, died this evening after a brief illness EX SENATOR LATHAM DEAD. Canandaiona, N, Y., Jan. 8.—Ex-Senator Eiberige B. Latham died this afternoon; aged seventy-five years. NOTED STALLIONS SOLD. THE MONTANA SITUATION. Trying to Enforce tba Attendance of A beant Democratic Senator#. Helena, Jan. 8.—When the senate met this morning none of the democratic senator# were present. Lieutenant Governor Richards ordered the sergeant-at-arms to bring the absentees before the bar senate, even if he had to invoke aid from the civil authorities. The latter is now out trying to enforce order. Governor Toole recognized the organization of the senate by sending in his message. A democratic love feast. J ack ae a’s Victory 1 al#bratad sad tba 8#erat Ballot Coadantnad. Boston, Jan. 8.—After the democratic state committee had transacted its regu I ar business this afternoon they held a love feast at the Tremont house, the occasion being the annual dinner and celebration of the anniversary of Jackson’s victory at New Orleans. General P. A. Collins, Hon. Charles Levi Woodbury, General Brennan and others spoke. The latter condemned the Rhode Island secret ballot law and said that under it the people did not get a chance to vote. ucwu    .speaker then took up , Mr. Voorheea-Jf the Dudley letter is truuportttion facilities Md thowed Ui*» Of hmlth Md»trOTgto renew«d and of a forgery why,»Tt he hee not brought I railroad mileage within the, Hey York | ee«e andcomfort follow? the aaa of libel suits agamist the New York papers I circle was 35,000 miles, within Ute yid- cago circle 65,000 miles, and within the St. Louis circle 70,000 miles. That meant -that not only was there a larger population within easy reaching distance of St. Louis but that the railroad transportation facilities of St. Louis had a very marked advantage over tile other cities. That to trial? • Mr Edmunds—If Mr. Dudley has any libel suits and does not prosecute them, the defendants are entitled to have them dismissed. This letter (assuming it to be genuine) was an offense (I take it) against the laws of Indiana and if this letter of Dudley's was used or attempted to be used, to corrupt the voters, where is the majesty of the law in that noble state? . In this connection Edmonds commented upon the failure of the democratic United States district attorney (before the change of administration) to the matter to the attention of tike jury. That democratic officials I) having apparently dom Syrup of Figs, as it acts in harmony with nature to effectually cleanse the system when costive or bilious. For sale m 50c and 81.00 bottine bv all leading druggists. A GREAT SNOW. HBadrans #f casua l* Drags* af star- ---- —    ,,    _    Cheyenne,    Wye.,    Jan.    8.—There are was Independent of 80,000 miles of liver I three feet of snow in Sweetwater and navigation connected by the Mississippi river with the wharves of Si. Louis, | Mr. Jones spoke at some length of the admirable sites around Si. Louis, abundant water supply, hotel accommodation, etc., and dosed by wing that should ISL Louis’ petition be dseied_she will not Uintah counties and Os cattie losses will be the heaviest known for jean. Feed has been coveted for Ive days and the range animala are becoming amidated. IMA* snow remains hundreds win starve to 1 ■■■■ A PIONEER’S DEATH. Rev. J arnee Diaspore Mason, of Davenport, Finishes a Lone Llf# Work. Special to Tm Hawk-Bra. Davenport, Jan. 8.—At his home in this city this morning occurred the death of Rev James Dinsmore Mason, a pioneer pastor of Iowa. He was born in Washington county, Pennsylvania, in 1812, received an academic and collegiate education, Mid after a full course in theology was licensed to preach, in 1843. After four years of pastoral labor he came to the then new west, traveling by the way of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers till he reached southeastern Iowa. He returned home, got hi# family, and in the spring of 1848 he landed with them at FL Madison. Here he preached as occasion offered, filled appointments with widely scattered country congregations and made himself useful as he was able. In a few months he was appointed professor of languages in the Des Moines College, a very ambitious but exceedingly primitive temple of learning, at West Point Lee county. He soon after removed to that point, and from there filled several appointments with small but earnest congregations about there. He was often compelled to undergo all the hardships and discomforts known to the circuit rider of those early days, but he kept his appointments nevertheless. During the course of these frontier efforts he extended his labors almost to Burlington, preaching often at the Spring Creek church, four or five miles west of there, and at Round Prairie, farther away. He will be well remembered by the Perry’s and Greggs of that neighborhood and the people of Middletown and vicinity. He was a pulpit orator of far more than ordinary power aad culture and it was not long until he was honored with a can to come up higher. He became the pastor of the First Presbyterian church in this idly September 4, 1850. The seruices of installation were presided over by Rev. John Hudson and the sermon of the day was delivered by Rev. J. G. Shinn, cf Burlington, SWS? *    la    still in the houris of the A pastorate of teabosy yeaa I , by owkUotib' Second Anneal Meeting at Crafton, .Iowa. Special to Tbs Hawk-By*. Creston, Jan. 8.—At the second annual meeting of the Blue Grass League of southwestern lows, held here to-day, eighteen counties were represented. John Hays, of Red Oak, was elected president, and J. P. Barrows, of Clarinda, secretary. A resolution was passed favoring Chicago for the world’s fair and Creston for the next blue grass palace. Speeches were made by ten different delegates during the afternoon and evening session, and much enthusiasm prevailed. _____ Iowa Millers. Des Moines, Jan. 8.—President E A Consigny has chlled the annual meeting of the Iowa Millers’ association to be held in this city January 15. He says that questions of methods of growing wheot and many Otho. improvements will come up, and he desires every miller in Tow* to be present. “The spirit of progress," he says in the call, "is manifest *3in all wide-awake manufacturing interests. Why cannot the millers of Iowa occupy a front teat in this splendid stater’ ___ A Nave Hospital Opa*#*. Special to Th* Hawk-Ey*. Davenport, lo., Jan. 8.—The new hospital erected by the Bisters of Mercy at a completed cost of about 850,000, was formally opened here to-day, just twenty years after the first small institution was opened by the order at this point. The {hospital is under the supervision of Surgeon -Genera I W. F. Peck. of the Rock Island road, and is a model. NWS Kvaa Water in Ka#ka*. j Special to Th* Hawk-By*. Keokuk. Jan. S.—The river at this I point has reached so low a stage as to seriously interfere with the domestic water works system. Many private families comp!#!™ of an absolute abandonment of facilities. This morning the [river gauge was 2 4 below the lowest I water mark known in its history. A great benefit hat been secured to the [poor by the introduction of Dr. Buffs Cough Syrup: for it now only [cents to cure a cough or coli. troubled with M. Laos Descare#’ Criticism of French Barrad* LII#. London, Jan. 8.—No insurance office under prudent management would care to take a risk upon the life of M. Leon Descares, journalist and author, who h*s enraged the whole French army by his brochure criticising, perhaps libeling, the lower grade of commissioned and the higher rank of warrant officers. If he should accept a tithe of the challenges sent him by representatives of the classes maligned he would not fail to be pierced as full of holes as a sieve. M. Decares’ picture of barrack life suggests that if there be anything of truth in the tableaux the French journals were too hasty in expatiating upon the London scandals and styling them as ex ceptional. and the accusations a* to the blackmail, or "chantage," levied by the old hands upon the inexperienced, and the abusee showered upon those who refuse to submit to it, or have not the means to satisfy their tormentors, are not calculated to make one in love with a military life, but doubly envious of country where such phases of existence are not likely to occur. GENERAL FOREIGN NEW*. Th# Ratch#*#* lieferm#4 af the Death af thelz-ImpriM. Berlin, Jan. 8.—At the opening of the Reichstag this morning, the president formally announced the death of dowager Empress Augusta, and paid a high tribute to her memory. The emperor has ordered the court to go into mourning for three months, and as a fixed period of general mourning, six weeks. He has also ordered the theaters and other places of amusement closed for a week MINOR FOREIGN MATTER? London, Jan. 8.—Charley Mitchell, the pugilist, attacked Viscount Mande Ville and Mr. Abington in a restaurant last night Mandeville was badly beaten. London, Jan. 8.—A ship loaded with petroleum caught fire at Sunderland this morning. The burning oil escaping from the ship and floating on the tideway set fire to three other vessels. Berne, Jan. 8.—The authorities are are fearful that the striking compositors here will endeavor to incite a riot Two companies of militia are parading the streets for tim purpose of suppressing ty disorderly demonstrations. Calcutta, Jan. 8—AYnagniflcent public festival was given Tuesday in honor of Albert Victor, son of tbs Prince of Wales. se Gw em Breeders of the Bine Grnee Region Complaining of the Weather. Lexington, Ky., Jan. 8.—R. 8. Sirs der, of Elmore Place, this county, has purcharsed of Myers & Wagner, of Dayton, the bay stallion Bellview, six years, by ‘ Belmont, dam by Volunteer, for 83,000. Bellview has a record of 2:30L Edward Corrigan, of Kansas City, has bought of F. B. Harper, of Midway Kentucky, the bay horse Libretto, by Longfellow, dam Allegretto, by Bonnie Scotland, for $1,500. The breeders here are complaining greatly because many of their brooc mares are slipping foals, due to the long continued warm weather and the fact that the grass is very sappy. S£ND WORD TO DIOGENES. New YerK Gambler Ta*ae Oath that Ha Is Immoral. New Yoe*, Jan. 8.—Joseph R. Grosse whose address is at 81 Lexington avenue asked to be excused from jury duty in the court of general session?, Maying that he was engaged in the pool business Judge Fitz Gerald said he could only ex cuse him upon the ground of bad moral character. "Do you consider yourself of good moral character?" asked the judgf. "No, sir,” replied Grosse. "Will you swear to it?" "Yea, sir," was the reply. Grosse took the oath and was excused A FOUL STRIKE. Jack Baw* aad la estimony of t)r. Kniffen’s Partner— How the Victim was Found-“-Suspicions Circumstances —Miss Purcell Refuses to Testify. the murder of consultation of >f not guilty was both and exami-commitment was pair taken down Ontcom# of an Ushelf Lov#. Liberty, Mo., Jan. 8.—James L* Scheets, ex-prosecuting attorney of Clay county, shot and killed John Luyton in this city yesterday. The cause of the qurrel between the two men became mown to day. Luyton was a brick mason from Barry llinois. Last August he married and after a brief bridal tour returned here in search of work stooping at the house of his brother in-law, Robert Cohorn. There the young bride met Sheets. An attachment sprung up between them and Luyton was induced to go to Cali-fonia where masons wages were represented as being much higher than here. During the husband’s absence, Mrs. Luyton accompanied Sheets to Kansas City and lived there with him a« his wife. Luyton returned unexpectedly a few days ago and learning cf his wife’s infidelity determined to have revenge upon the betrayer. Luyton caviled at Sheets’ office several times but did not find him in until yesterday evening. Then occurred the tragedy as above. Yoon* Bat Desperately in Love. Atchison, Kas., Jan. 8 —Louis Kurts, fifteen years old, made a probably successful attempt at suicide yesterday. A girl he wished to be his sweetheart, Nellie Burlesham, thirteen years old, had not only rejected his matrimonial advances, but also preferred the company of another boy to that of youqg Kurtz. This made him desperate and he tried to kill himself with a pistol. COOKED TO DKA . A Frightful Accident Which Befell a Half-Witted Boy. Sioux City, Jan. 'i.—John Meisch, a ialf-witted fellow at John Arensdorf’s bottling works, opened a steam valve, the hot steam striking him in the face, knocking him down and killing him. Sis struggles must have been terrible, as the conductor pipes around were badly bent. His head and face were cooked >0 that the skin and flesh sloughed off whenever touched._ MRS. BURLEY WAC F0I80NED. The D#e Moines Coroner’s J ary so Claim la Their Verdi#*. Special to Th* Hawk-Ey#. Des Moines, Jan. 8.—The coroner’s jury, in the cane of Mrs. Elizabeth Burley, of South Des Moines, whose life was suddenly terminated in a mysterious manner on January 4th, brought in a verdict of death by poison—the kind and quantity not known. The testimony of physicians before the jury disagreed in various particulars._ Laird Hold# th# K#y. , Des Moines, Jan. 8.—The contest between City Auditor Laird and the council is still on. The auditor steadily refuse* to draw warrants from the new book off the ground that by it the various funds are obliterated and the entire appropriation thrown into one general fund, except as they may be designated on each separate warrant. A sort of compromise was fixed up at the council meeting yes terday by which the auditor was permitted to draw a number of warrants from the old book. Stat# Y. M. c. A. Bandies. Des Moines, Jan. 8.—W. M Parsons, assistant state secretary of the Young Men’s Christian association, is in iowa City helping secure a location for the new association building, which will be built there next summer. It will cost 825,000, and of this sum $22,500 has already been raised and several good locations have been offered. Secretary Peck says that no less than five new buildings will be commenced early this spring _ Report of th# industrial Schools. Special to Th* Hawk-Btb. Des Moinkh, Jan. 8.—The report of the Btate Industrial schools for the month of December as filed with the auditor of state, shows an average of 383 boys in the school at Eldora and 114 girls in the school at Mitchellville. The auditor has issued warrants amounting to 84 204 for the support of these institutions. ' IOWA PICK UPS. Feel# the Pa aile Still ADV#. Buffalo, N. Y., Jan. 8.—Jack Rowe,* foil of his old base ball tricks, has fooled the public. The report of his desth, published broadcast this morning, is incorrect He has been a very sick man the psst week, suffering from s carbuncle, bot his condition is not now serious. _ A 8k*c—Isl Oacervatim*. San Francisco, Jan. 8 —A telegram to the Fisk observatory received from Prof. J. W. Barnham, chief of the eclipse expedition sent from the Lick observatory to South America, announces that the observation of themed!pee of the sun December 22, was entirely successful and that the expedition is homeward bound. «‘Q »> Spatial to Tun Hawk-Eye. Gladstone, HL, Jan. 8.— A gang of railroad bridge builders commenced work a few days ago, working on the "Q.” between this dace and Monmouth. Considerable work will be done at "Bagle’a Next*’ No peins tad expense will be spored to make this pert of tim reed perfect in evsxy respect. Judge Kinne, st Vinton, fined J. M. Shaffer 8400 and costs for violating the prohibitory liquor law. Shaffer is to be committed for 120 days unless the fine is D*id. \ Mrs. Elizabeth Gilchrist, mother of ex-Judge G:christ, died at the home of her son in Vinton, Monday, aged 81. Francis Murphy’s meetings still tinue st Waverly with unabated and about 500 have signed the Murphy pledge. Among them are many men who have been hard drinkers. Democracy is now in the saddle in Bremer county. Its successful candidates in the late election were duly in-' stalled Tuesday. Doan Andrews, foreman of Woodring Brothers’ furniture factory at Waverly, had three fingers taken off in a molding machine Tuesday The FL Madison city council have granted release from taxation to two manufacturing companies soon to locate in that city. Ainsell accident occurred on the FT Madison narrow gauge near Martinsville Tuesday, by which two freight^ wake thrown from the track, was delayed for a short time. When a young wi it in with the view mao.—Boston Cowier. ;

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