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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - January 10, 1890, Burlington, Iowa THE BURLINGTGN HAW: Fi k r. - L"_ E SYI E Established: June, 1839.]BURLINGTON, IOWA, PRIDAY MORNING, JANUARY IO. 1890. [Prick: IS Cents per Wuk. J JI FATHER BF THE HOOSE” BREATHES HIS LAST AT WASHMON. Brief Sketch of His Life—Senate Pro* reelings—The Ways and Means Tariff Hearing — Iowa Members at Work—Capital Notes. two days. in Laurel The imme-death was Washington, Jan. 9.—Judge William I). Kelley, of Pennsylvania, died at 6:20 o’clock this evening. At his bedside were Mrs. Kalley, his daughter, Mrs. F. A. Horstman, his sons William D. Kelley, Jr., and A. B. Kelley, Dr. Stanton and Private Secretary Weirey. He was unconscious at the last as he had been at intervals during the last His remains will be buried Hill cemetery, Philadelphia, diate cause of Judge Kelley’s intestinal catarrh brought on by a cold contracted during Christmas week. For some years, however, he had been an almost constant sufferer from a cancerous growth on the side of his face which was removed about six years ago by a surgical operation. Relief thus obtained, however, was only temporary. The funeral services bere will take place in the hall of the house of representatives on Saturday noon. Judge Kelley was born in Philadelphia, April 12, 1814. He was elected attorney general of Pennsylvania in 1845, and in 1846 was elected judge of the court of common pleas of Philadelphia In 1860 he was a delegate to tile national republican convention, and in the same year was elected to congress, where he has served continuously ever since. He has served in the lower house longer than any other member, and for this reason is often called the “father of the house ” He has for many years been known as “Pig Iron Kelley.’’ MANY WANT PROTECTION. Tar I IT Hearing; of th* Wafa and Means Committee--Gossip. Washington, Jan. 9.—The ways and means committee listened again this morning to several farmers as to their needs in the way of protection. Several paper makers were also heard. John I. McCabe, of an importing wood pulp company of New York, wanted the duty on wood pulp removed. K. I. Kmbree, representing an American company, asked for the existing rate. Several representatives of the leather interests wanted the duty on wool-grease, or wool-de gras, materially reduced or removed. Representatives of button manufacturers wanted protection on ivory, horn and other hard buttons. R Liedman & Co , of New York, speaking on the button question, said Bohemia is the curse of this country so far as manufactures are concerned. The people there live like cattle and work for almost nothing. Mr. Flower—Why don’t they come over here? Witness—A good many of them do. They are treated like dogs there and when they come here they become labor agitators, and our masters. Mr Breckinridge—They spend most of their time here then in reforming: Governor Gear—They vote the democratic ticket too, don’t they? Witness—Moat of them (laughter). James J. Carra, of Orange, New Jersey, on behalf of the fur hat manufacturers asked for increased duties. The duty proposed in the senate bill would be insufficient and the business is threatened with extinction owing to the English and Belgian competition. THE SENATE. T. N. Joiner, who is seeking British as well as government protection against the white ruffians of North Carolina who assaulted him and his wife on December 20. The dispatch also says that an investigation has been made in Wade county. Very likely no such outrage should have been discovered in Wade county, as the Holly Springs where Mr. Joiner lived is situated in Randolph county. Mr. Joiner has brought with him the minutes of the Methodist church showing his record as a minister in North Carolina since 1869 According to the Methodist church he has been transferred a1 most every year to a different parish and only for the last few months has he had charge of the Stout chapel at Holly Springs. Mr. Joiner is well known in Ashboro, and if the Raleigh paper would take the time to investigate it would find out that the friends of Mr. Joiner and members of the Methodist church at Greenb^ro, North * Carolina, took up a collection to send him to Washington to place his case before the authorities. The counsel at Charleston, N. C., is now investigating the case for the British minister, and as soon as the report is made Sir Julian Pauncefote will act in the matter. Mr. Joiner and his wife had a most satisfactory interview with the British minister this afternoon in regard to their case. VICE PRESIDENT AND MRS. MORTON’S DINNER. Vice President and Mrs. Morton gave a dinner this evening in honor of President and Mrs Harrison.    A IOWA PENSIONS. The following Iowa pensions have been grauted: Original Invalid—William H. Jenkins, Corning; William 8. Harris, Montour ; James W. Groves, Union Mills. Increase—Nicholas C. Howard, Dayton; William Muflley, Osage; Edwin L. Rood, Montrose. LAUGHED AT LA GRIPPE, He Thin Fell Back lit His Chair Mi Died Washington, Jan. 2.- George T. Martin, Washington correspondent of the Pittsburg times and other western journals, died suddenly at his home Wednesday night of paralysis. Mr. Martin was at the capital in usual good health Wednesday. After dining with his wife at home in the evening, and while laughing over his immunity from la grippe, Mr. Martin suddenly fell back in his chair unconscious and expired within an hour. Mr. Martin leaves a widow, the daugh-j ter of Congressman Jones, of Brooklyn, New York, and an infant daughter. AN ALARMING DEATH ROLE. New York, Jan. 9.—La grippe is spreading in this city as is by yesterday’s mortality list, which records 250 deaths up to noon. - This is the largest number known in the nistory of the health department in twenty-four years during a winter month, and more than in any summer month since July 2, 1882, when [351 deaths occurred. 66 of which were j from sun stroke. Four of yesterday’s deaths were due directly to influenza, 60 dide from pneumonia, 42 from consump-! tion and 26 from bronchitis. Th* Attorney General Makes Hee po nee la Th Ie Dudley Matter. Washington, Jan. 9.—The vice president laid before the seuate a communication from the attorney general in response to the resolution adopted by the Bonnie yesterday, in which the attorney general states that no instructions, oral or written, have been given to District Attorney Chambers on the subject of the arrest of Dudley. No communication says the attorney general has been sent by the department of justice to the district attorney of Indiana nor has any been received from him directly or indirectly with reference to the subject. Tho communication was ordered printed and referred to the committee on judiciary. After the transaction of some unimportant business the senate went into secret session and then adjourned till tomorrow. CONGRESSIONAL GOSSIP. Washington, Jan. 9.—At a meeting of the senate committee on Indian affairs to day, the reply of Commissioner Morgan to the charges filed against him by Father Stephana, director of the Catholic board of missions, was pre sented and read. At the conclusion of the discussion which followed the committee by a vote of 6 to I ordered the nomination of Thomas H. Morgan to be Indian commissioner and D. R. Dorchester to be superintendent of Indian schools to be reported favorably to the senate. CONFIRMATIONS. Among the confirmations to day were the following: J. G. R Pitkin, of Louie iana, minister to the Argentine Republic; Clark E. Carr, of Illinois, minister and consul general to Denmark; Wm. W. Bates, of New York, commissioner of navigation; Samuel V. Halliday, of Pennsylvania, commissioner of customs; Richard G. Lay, of the District of Co lumbia, consul general to Ottawa; Wm. P. Hepburn, of Iowa, solicitor of the treasury ; Chas. S. Zane, chief justice of the supreme court of Utah. Indian Agents J. S. Berthold, North Dakota; I. B. Miles, of Iowa, Osage agency. Indian territory, Michael A. Lehy. Laponte, Wisconsin; Benjamin B. Shuler, White Earth, Min nesota; Robert D. Ashley, Omaha and Winnebago agency, Nebraska. Postmasters—Iowa—H. G. Ankeny, Corning; D. K. Freeman, Correction Ville; R A Smith, Lake City; E. Wood, Avoca; J. G. Grubb, Columbus Junction; M. W. Herrick, Monticello; G. W. Dunham, Manchester; J. E. Duncan, Ames; L. S Williams, Estherville; J. E. Weaver, Colfax; S. W. Weaver, Marcus; G. W. Walton, Ida Grove; C. A. Walker, Wilton Junction; A. W. Utter, Emmetsburg; W. H. Tyrrell, Waverly; I. M Treynor, Council Bluffs; J. C. Traer, Vinton; E. E. Taylor, Traer; F. D. Thompson, Nevada; J. A. Biggin, What Cheer; Milton Starr, Algona; H. H. Reed, Brooklyn; I. B. Raymond, Hampton; T. N. Pace, Shenandoah; H. E. Pickering, Alta; Jonathan Maxon, West LY John McQuilkin, La Porte City; A. Newton, Storm Lake; John Mahon, Muscatine; C. E. Keiter, Grundy Center; 8. C. Leland, Toledo; E C. Haines, Centerville; Reuben Heffelinger,. Denison; J. C. Harwood, Clarion; J. I. Harvey, Leon; Henry Ebert, Davenport; C. C Carpenter, Ft. ~ Crane, Dubuque; A. F. Lake; P. K. Bonebrake, Knoxville. BRICE NOMINATED. Demo cr all* Legislative Caueue at Columba*, Ohio. Columbus O., Jan. 9.—The democrat members of the legislature convened in caucus this evening for the purpose of selecting a candidate to be voted on for United States senator to succeed Henry 8 Payne. There were numerous rumors of efforts to form a combination during the afternoon, all of which failed. The caucus was called to order at 8:40 and the roll call showed seventy-three of the seventy-seven members present, forty being necessary to a choice in the caucus. Representative Hunt, of Shelby presented the name of Calvin S. Brice, it being received with loud applause Representative Haggerty presented the name of Hon. John H. Thomas, aud Representative Forbes that of John A. McMahon. Several other names were presented. The first ballot resulted: Brice 29, Thomas ll, McMahon 14, Baker 6, Hunt 2, Neal 2, Seney 2, McSweeny 4, Geddes 2, Outhwaite 2. The name of Hunt was withdrawn and the second ballot resulted: Brice 53, Thomas 3. McMahon 13, Baker I, Seney 2, Outhwaite I. Mr. Monott on behalf of Thomas moved that the nomination be made unanimous, which was agreed to with a whirl and much enthuriasm. HOW’S THIS FOH A Ll ATLE ONEY Baby Girl Tferat Months Old and Weighing Lmb Than Two Pound*, Kenton, Ohio. Jan. 9.— John Swallow and wife, residing in Buck township near the corporation line, have the small est baby ever seen in this section. It is nearly three months old, is a girl and weighs but one and three quarter pounds ; its length is just tweive inches. When born its weight was one and one-half pounds It is perfectly formed in every way, and is as healthy as ordinary babies are. Its mother has been sick ever since its birth, and the child has to be kept near a warm stove constantly to keep it warm. ______________ DIPHTHERIA EPIDEMIC IN OHIO. II THEIR IMPORTANT CONVENTION BRESS AT DES MOINES. IN PRO- Resolutions Adopted and Officers Elected—The Coming Legislature —A Serious Collision—(’oriou* Case of Blood Poisoning. Alarming Km a Its of K x polars of aw Infsotsd Corpse. Stringkifled, 111, Jan. 9.—The state board of health has received from the Ohio board a formal complaint in the matter of the shipment to Zanesville of the corpse of a daughter of Henry B,’ Tuttle, who died af diphtheria. It is charged that the body was marked “not contagiousthat the cause of death was given as “heart failure;’’ that the body was exposed at    Zanesville,    and,    as a result, there have    been four    deaths from diphtheria where. The Illinois board is asked to make an investigation. LOOK OUT FOR TYPHUS FEVER. Springfield, 111., Jan. 9.—The state board of health by the New York board of the recent arrival in that city of the steamer Westernland with six cases of typhus fever on board. The passengers have scattered over the country. A list Murphy,    Fort I of the steerage    passengers    was    inclosed "    "    —    that the origin    of the disease    may be traced shoula any of them spread the disease in Illinois. Des Moines, Jan. 9.—The prohibition convention met this afternoon. S. M. Weaver, of Hardin county, was elected chairman; A. B. Funck, of Dickinson, secretary; F. W. Lewis, of Wayne, assistant secretary; E. R. Hutchins, of Polk, recording secretary. The resolutions adopted declare: “We congratulate the friends of temperance in Iowa that the Eighth state convention meets after so successful experience with the present prohibitory statute. We congratulate our neighboring states on the formation of an interstate temperance association; North and South Dakota are coming into the union free from the legalized saloon; New Hampshire, or its chief magistrate, who insists on the discharge of duty by insubordinate officers of the state; the W. C. T. U. and other state temperance organizations on their judicious and noble work, and communities where the law has been nullified and cheering progress towards its enforcement. We hold it the pre-eminent duty of the members of the convention and all the friends of temperance at home and in the state to concent! ate their personal efforts to the reform' of intemperance and the prevention of intemperance, and to labor earnestly until all institutions of society are absolutely and permanently freed from its influence in every form. The governments are formed for the protection of life, health, and property and to secure the blessings of civil and religious liberty and whatsoever is destructive of them is essentially a crime. Experience has demonstrated beyond reasonable controversy that the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors as a beverage and the establishment and keeping of places of resort where intoxicating liquors are so sold and persons are induced to acquire the habit of drinking is destructive of life and health, is a direct and prolific cause of pauperism, insanity and crime and the states should declare the same to be a crime and prescribe such punishment as will effectually eradicate the evil. The sovereignty of the state of Iowa does, and of a right ought to, extend to every county, township and school district. We are opposed to disintegration of its power, it is not consistent with the dignity of the state or its right of administration of justice to recognize that an act shall be criminal in one part of the state and legal in another. Local nullification of the law furnishes no reason for its repeal but should be met by prompt enforcement and the enactment of all leg-illation to secure the same. Crime should never be licensed. We regard all devices of local option or high license as mere subterfuges for the toleration of crime and are unalterably opposed to the same. It is not the purpose of this convention to organize a political party or create an organization in the interest of any party or faction, but we recognize the fact that legal pi ohibition can only be secured and enforced through the legislatures and officers chosen by the people, and we further declare that it is not only the privilege but the duty of every citizen favoring prohibition to make his inliueLce and power felt and recognized at the polls. The present prohibitory law was enacted in obedience to the demands of the people and has proved a blessing wherever it has been faithfully enforced. We are opposed to any repeal or impairment of the same We are confident that the people of Iowa by a large majority are still in favor of the law and we have confidence that the twenty-third general assembly will not repeal or impair its efficiency; and we deem it both due to ourselves and to all whom it may concern to declare our continued confidence and support can only be retained by the truthful maintenance and enforcement of this law. Congress is asked to amend the interstate commerce law so as to prohibit the importation of liquors into prohibition states except in conformity with state regula tions; also to amend the internal revenue law so as to prohibit the sale of revenue stamps to liquor dealers in prohibition states, except to such as are authorized by the state lawv The action of Senator i Wilson and Congressman Herrin in this irection is commended. In view of the earftil destruction of life, loss of wealth and injury to the morals and the wellbeing of the people by the sale and use of intoxicating liquors congress is asked to appoint a commission to thoroughly investigate the question and pub ish for the information of the >eople reports of the facts ascertained The failure of certain public officers, specifically charged with the enforcement of the prohibitory law to properly perform their duties, is condemned Governor Larrabee is warmly commend ed for the fair and consistent position taken by him in our prohibitory laws while holding the office he now vacates. ' 'he state central committee this afternoon elected the following officers: D. Ii. Fox, chairman; Geo. W. Wood, sec rotary; J. H. Niblock, treasurer. The matter of policy of the committee was referred to the executive committee consisting besides the above officers of J. W. Clinton and P. P. McCaughnahy. At the evening session addresses were made by ex-8enator T. T. Clark, Gov era or Larrabee, ex-Senator Hutchison and other prominent speakers. This closed the session. GENERAL WASHINGTON NEWS TIM OM* *f Ber. T. Ni JImm9 WM# I SMK* British Fret—Min. Washington, Jib. 9.—The announcement is made from Norik Carolina that a Raleigh imper prints a statement that no oneln North Carolina knows the Rev. TU* Proposed Extradition Treaty. Ottawa, Jafi. 9.—A copy of the proposed extradition treaty between the United States and Great Britain has been received by the minister of justice. The scope of the proposed treaty is very wide in contrast to the treaty of 1842, which consists only of four offenses. If the pending treaty is adopted, legislation by the dominion pediment will be necessary to bring Canada under its provisions. 8*Mv«r*i Part af Ik* Gaada. Montreal, Jan. 9.—Detectives have succeeded in recovering $10,000 worth of the $25,000 worth of g rods of which Ellis & Co., general merceauts of Sioux Falls aud Carleton place attempted to defraud the Montreal merchants. Ellis A Co. got away safely with the rest of the property. It is learned that the firm treated Philadelphia merchants to a aim ilar experience about three years ago. New* af a 8klpw»»*k. San Francisco, Jan. 9.-The steamer City of Pekin arrived from China to day She brings news of the wreck of the Dodge; George I British ship Nylghan on November 25th. Bergman, Spirit | A boat containing the mate end six men are missing for I have suffered with rheumatism quite a number of year*, and after trying Salvation Oil pronounce it tim beat remed; I have ever used. Mrs J ZIMMERMAN, wetheredville, Md Caution insures safety, mid til can tious people cure their colds tilth Dr. Bull’s'Cough Syrup, fife past political favor who have opposed him are not on dtck bo far. It is expected that Senator Allison will arrive to-morrow. Same effective work has been done in his behalf to-day, and the statement^ comes from a reliable j source that Senators Garnett and Finn have given up any opposition they might | have had and both will vote for Allison. Des Moines, Jan. 9.—Members have I been anriving all day. The speakership contest is being conducted warmly, but | all the candidates are not here yet The senate will probably have a great contest in choosing its officers because so many want positions. The democrats began to come in to-day. No canvass is being made among them for the speak-ship or any other office. It is perhaps a little early to judge, but from indies-1 tions it would seem the republicans with the help of one independent would organize the house. COVERED WITH NOBBS. AH01I FOURTEEN WOtlMEN DROWNED BURSTING CAISSON. IN A Overwhelmed by the Rushing Torrents They Miserably Perished — A Frightful Accident in New York -Other Calamities. A Peculiar UM* of Blood Poisoning From Coni Gas. 3neciai to Tai Hawk-Eti. Dubuque, Jan. 9.—A peculiar case of blood-poisoning has developed in this c“v. About three weeks ago a lady who is ae’7enty-nine years old, left the top of her heating stove ajar when she went to bed. She was living alone and had filled up the stove just before retiring. The result was asphyxiation. The neighbors not seeing her as usual stirring about through the day, broke into the house about 4 o’clock p. rn. and found her unable to move or speak. Thus she had lain all night and day, and the doctor said she would have been dead before morning. It poisoned her blood and she has broken out in sores. Her flesh is very sore all over, and she is confined to her bed yet, and will probably never get well as her strength is failing every day. A CRASH OF CARS. Louisville, Jan. 9.—The most appalling accident known here in many years occurred this evening about six o’clock. Coissor No. I, about one hundred yards from the Kentucky shore, used in the construction of the new bridge between Louisville and Jeffersonville suddenly gave way and the workmen employed in it were either drowned or crushed to death by stone and timbers. At the pumping station the workmen were looking for the men in the caisson to put off in their boats leaving for the night they suddenly SAW THp low heard of such a case before, and I am unable to fully diagnose it. Tile growth may have been caused by excess in eating or drinking. The affection is entirely of the abdomen, no abnormal development being discernable above the diaphragm. I think he is suffering from cholaemia—bile in the blood—caused by an obstruction of the bile duct from the liver and this causes him to remain in a comatose or sleepy state.’’ WITH THE MOURNERS BOCE Death of Baliti Davenport at Island, Illinois. Rock Island, Jan. 9.—Bailey Davenport died this evening of influenza. He was a son of Col. George Davenport, the pioneer who was murdered. He was the sixth mayor of Rock Island and president of the People’s National bank. GUITEAU’* NEPHEW MISSING. “ADD ANOTBERQHE!” SECOND ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ILLINOIS MILITARY,TRACT PRESS ASSOCIATION. A Goodly Body of Able Country Editors —A Literary Session Last Evening —Address by Senator Mathews —Gay Davidson’* Poem. . Serious Wrach of Freight Train* at! MI. Vernon. Special to Tai Hawk-Ey^. Mt. Vernon, Jan. 9.—Two freight trains came together here yesterday. The eastbound train was side-tracked and the switch was thrown just as the fast freight came around the curve. The latter train literally climbed on top of] the other. The fireman and engineer jumped. The former was uninjured but the latter is crippled foi^ife. Wreckage was scattered over the track for hundreds of yards. Passenger trains are! sent around by a temporary track. J. Ellen Foster Indorsed, Des Moines, Jan. 9.—The executive! committe of the Iowa Woman’s Christian Temperance Union met here yesterday and adopted resolutions opposing any measure looking to the repeal of the prohibitory law or the weakening of any of its provisions; indorsing the action of | the Iowa delegation at the national Woman’s Christian Temperance Union convention at Chicago in its withdrawal! from that body ; indorsing the efforts of Sanator Wilson and Congressman Kerr to amend the interstate commerce law in the interest of prohibition states, and the moral-suasion efforts of Francis Murphy. Cardon* Granted Special to Thi Hawk-Ky*. Des Moines, Jan. 9 —Governor Larrabee *to-day pardoned George Stephens, who was committed to the penitentiary at Ft. Madison from Shelby county in February 1887 for a term of ten years for tho crime of robbery; the pardon to take effect January ll, 1890. He also suspended sentence in the case of J M Shaffer, of Benton county, and T. J. McDowell, of Polk, tined $400 and $50 respectively for stealing intoxicating liquors. _ Scarlet Fever at Garner. Garner, la., Jan. 9.—Scarlet fever has broken out among the children of Garfield township, about four miles northwest of here. Several cases are reported, and up to the present time one death has occurred. The physicians say it is the most malignant type, and liable to provo a scourge. The schools have been closed on account of the fever. A Ret Stock SMow. Special to The Hawk-By*. Rock Rapids, Jan. 9.—The annual exhibition of the Linn County Poultry Pet Stock association opened at the opera house to day. The number of entries is much Treater than last year at this time and a very successful show is assured. A Creamery and Chat** Factory. Special to Tun Hawk-Eti. Creston, Jan. 9 —The Creston board of trade in conjunction with the leading farmers in Union county have decided to build a creamery and cheese factory here, to be operated on an extensive scale in the blue grass region this season. THE STATE IN BRIEF. THS GATHERING CLANS. Member* of IR* Legislature Arriving at Des Moines—Tbs Oouiook. Special to Tax Hawk-Eye. Des Moines, Jan. 9.—The hotel cor riders present quite an animated scene this morning. About seventy-five members are on the ground, a large majority of them being republicans. The interest centers in the fight for the speakership, it is generally conceeded that the republicans will organise the house and on good grounds claim the assistance of two independent votes. Silas Wilson of Cass county is the growing favorite for the speakership. Luke L Franklin is a close second : smith, Dobson and Walden all have friends who claim the chances are still in their favor. Jerry Sullivan, a well known miner and representative of the laboring men and a political organizer is a candidate for assistant clerk of the house and stands a good show. There are twice the number of applicants for each posi tion in the senate to those in the house Hon. Cia vin Manning, of Wapello county, and Thomas Beaumont, of Calhoun county, are making many friends a* candidates for secretary of the senate. Mr. Brock who served two years ago will have a hard fight to be renominated Many members of the republican state central committee are present and all express the utmost confidence in Allison's re-election. A diligent search for facts develops Utile, if any, organized effort or opposition on the pSrt of ti* Farmers Alliance, notwithstanding the democratic claims in lbw disgruntled apter aniwtiijf, petition and Sunday night the depot at Defieniak Springs was broken into and the United States mail pouches stolen. There are eighteen prisoners now confined in the Mills county jail, fifteen of whom are awaiting trial for applying a coat of tar and feathers to a school teacher near Bartlett. The Modoc Democratic club, of Keo kuk, enthusiastically celebrated the anniversary of the New Orleans battle won by Andrew Jackson over the British January 8th, 1818. Keokuk wants a new “Q.” depot. Vice President Stone and General Manager Ripley, of that road, were in that city Tuesday and now Keokuk is hopeful. Alice Hurd, a little girl who was taken by a fanner near Muscatine to raise, was most cruelly left in the cold on the streets of this city to seek shelter for herself, a few nights ago. The Council Bluffs and Omaha Motor and Bridge company has boen obliged to pay a firm of Washington attorneys $5,351,04 for lobbying the bill granting its franchise through congress. A water famine at Keokuk is threatened. The water works supply pipe has scarcely enough water over it to create a suction, and should the river fall lower the supply will be cut off. The roller skating craze has revived at Fort Madison. The opera house has been turned over to those suffering from the malady. Fort Madison is also afflicted with tramps, likewise the grip. A female minstrel troupe which played to bald-heeded houses in the small towns in this vicinity, about two months ago, was arrested at 8tubenVille. Ohio, on the third and each member was fined $40 for an “indecent exposure of per son.” Brakeman Hall is held criminally responsible by the grand jury of Dubuque county for the collision on the Chicago, St. Paul and Kansas City road at Duran go some weeks ago, which caused the death of Conductor Berry and Fireman Hickey. He is in jail at Dubuque. President Furrow of the State Farmers’ alliance is urging the people of the state to write their senators and represents DARK STRUCTURE DISAPPEAR in the dashing white waves. The lifesaving station was immediately notified and three crews were manned and pulled to the scene of the wreck. Word was also sent to the police station, and a squad was at once ordered to the ground to aid in the work af the recovery The site of the bridge is at the upper end of the city just below Towhead Island. Within an hour from THE DISAPPEARANCE OF THE CAISSON Three thousand people were on the shore straining their eyes trying to see something of the wreckage. Dozens of boats were flying about over the spot where the caisson had stood and lights danced to and fro with ^them but there was no trace of the massive structure of stone and timber. It was soon known that only four of the eighteen men who were at work at the time of the accident had escaped. THE KILLED. William E. Haynes, 40 years; John Knox, 28 years; McAdams, 26 years, of Hyde Park, Pa.; Frank Mahar, 23, native of New Jersey ; Pat Naylor, 27, Philadelphia; Thos. Ash, colored, 30, Henderson, Kentucky; Monroe Bowling, colored. 34, Henderson, Kentucky; Chas. Chiles, colored, 30, Henderson,Kentucky . Thomas Johnson, (colored), aged thiry, Henderson, Kentucky ; Joseph Gordon, (colorad), aged thirty-five, Henderson, Kentucky; Hamilton Morris, aged twenty, Henderson;Thomas Smith, aged twenty seven, Henderson ; Frank Soaper, (coloree), aged twenty-five, Henderson; Robert Tyler, aged sixteen, Henderson. The last man out of the caisson was Frank Haddix. He was barely saved by a man named Murray, who dragged him from where he was caught waist deep in the quicksand. Abe Taylor, one of the saved, says he stood nearest the iron ladder by which they got in and out. HE HEARD A RUMBLING and there was a rush of air almost at the same instant. He jumped up the rungs of the ladder, followed by the other men. They had hardly got clear of the caisson when the water burst through the manhole knocking them into the river where they were picked up. Haddix says he saw Morris who was climbing next below himself, swiftly drawn under by the sand and heard his cries for help but could do nothing. The caisson is not wrecked as at first supposed but has settled down in the bed of the stream completely filled with sand and water. The pumping station is hard at work clearing the way to the bodies but none will be reached to-night. There seems to be ABSOLUTELY NO HOPE for any of those caught within the caisson. The negroes who escaped say John Knox, the gang boss, had them dig too deep before letting the caisson settle and the digging was too close to the shoe of the caisson. Just before the accident Knox gave some order to the keeper in charge of the upper door to the exit. He opened this door and the compressed air which kept out the river rushed out letting in the stream. The men say they were working in ugly quicksand at the time. The caisson was about forty feet by twenty and built of timbers twelve inches square. A FAST MAIL TRAIN WRECKED. S*v*n Coach** Demolished and Much Valuable Mall Destroyed. Cheyenne, Jan. 9.—The west bound fast mail on the Union Pacific was de railed at Sidney, Nebraska, this morning. Two maii cars, a baggage car, an express and two sleepers were destroyed by tire. Thirty-two pouches of registered mail were destroyed. One man was slightly iniured. The loss on mail matter cannot be estimated. Ho Disappear* wed Lea*** Behind 8 hor tax* of RICCHIO Chicago, Jan. 9.—I. R. Scoville, a! nephew of Guiteau, the assassin of President Garfield, has disappeared and his whereabouts are unknown. He was secretary of a local building and loan association and it is alleged he is short in his account to the extent of $6,000. He is a son of George Scoville whose wife was a sister of Guiteau. Shot OAT rn. Hand. Special to Th* Hawk-Eye. Bushnell, 111., Jan. 9.—While out hunting Tuesday, James Gutridge, accidentally shot off a part or his left hand. He thought he heard some loose shot in his gun and holding up the gun, pointing the muzzle downward and held his hand under to catch the supposed loose shot, when the gun was accidentally discharged. _ King Alfonso Dying. Madrid, Jan. 9.—The illness of the infant king has assumed a most alarming phase. At midnight his condition was regarded as hopeless. Bishop throughout the country are ordered to offer prayers for his recovery. Failure. Chicago, Jan. 9—The Butler com-1 pany, dealers in mantels and tiles, failed to-day for $25,000. The assets amount I to $150,000._ Deny Plag*rl»m, 8pecial to Th* Hawk-Rys. Monnouth, 111., Jan. 9.—The authorities of Monmouth coileage deny that I Special to Th* Hawk-Eti. Monmouth, 111., Jan. 9.—The second annual meeting of the Military Tract Press association is being held in this city. This association was founded by Thomas H. B. Camp, of the Bushnell Record, and one or two other bright young publishers, and it was their idea that the meetings should be of a literary and business character. The chief object of the association, however, is to get together and exchange experiences tending to the mutual benefit of publishers and printers. There are within the scope of the Military Tract hundreds of country newspapers, and their editors are noted for sobriety, industry and ability. Their constant aim is not only to better their own financial condition in all honorable ways, but to elevate and strengthen the tone of the provincial press of the state. It is best, furthermore, that these journalists have some common idea as to business rules, not only for their own protection from deadbeat concerns but as a means of bettering their facilities. Of course the different subjects pertaining to country newspaper work will be discussed fully and ably at the session tomorrow. The gracious people of Monmouth kindly filled Liederkranz hall with their presents this evening. It wm a sympathetic and appreciative audience, one characteristic of the renouned culture of the Maple City. Honorable H. Burl-ingim, mayor of the city, opened the exercises with an address of welcome characteristically elequent and appropriate. As approperately felicitous was the response by L. C. Breeden, editor of the Lewiston News. Tom H. B Camp, plagerism has been practiced by any of the college students in oratorical contests I of the Bushnell Record, secretary, and S. and that such a report is unfounded. 1 n    o----^*v- T7'-1*v-'----- A PlM*t»K 8«OM Of health and strength renewed and of | eaoe and comfort follows the use of Syrup of Figs, as it acts in harmony with i nature to effectually cleanse the system I when costive or bilious. For sale in 50c and $1.00 bottles by all leading druggists. A Frightful Calamity. New York, Jan. 9—An appalling disaster occurred in Brooklyn this morning The heavy winds of last night shook the new Presbyterian church at Throop ave nue to its foundation, and at 4:30 this morning one of the walls fell with a crash on a three-story frame building adjoining and brought with it death and destruction. The ruined building was tenanted by the Mott and Purdy famil ies. They numbered nine persons. Five of them are reported dead. . K1II*<1 by Falling Timber. Chicago, Jan. 9.—A pile of timber in Higbee & Peters’ lumber yard toppled over on four workmen this afternoon. John Thompson and Andrew Johnson were crushed to death John Perry and John Lindquist each had a leg broken. Thompson, one of the men killed was married just a week ago. a mountain of flesh. of O bully at PblBOmlBEl CMO Chicago. Chicago, Jan. 7.—There is a patient in ward 3 at the Cook County hospital who weighs oyer three hundred pounds, and who at the time of his admission to that institution was almost starved to death, not having tasted food for five days. He is a German fifty years of age, and his name is V cram an Yennau. Ven naa was admitted to the hospital Sunday last, and has been in a comatose condi tion ever since. His death within the next forty-eight hours is certain. He lived several months at 4734 Laflin street. Last Saturday his neighbors first noticed the terrible condition he was in. At that time he, almost unconscious, had eaten nothing for five days and was too weak to.sit up unsupported. He had been liv-iag alone. His case is one of the most remarkable on record,    and    none of the same character    are    on the records of the county hospital. Two months ago    the    _ growth will certainly cause hit death . . *.    v    .which    will    certainly    cause tives rn congress insisting on their voting I fint became noticeable. Vennau could for one or more of the bills now being I not MT    the cause of his trouble introduced into congress to prohibit the I wu The growth increased so rapidly wrecking of prices of farm products by | that he became alarmed and commenced denying himself food, intending to reduce tile growth. It was of no avail, the growth still increased until his abdo- persons gambling on so-called boards of trade. The people of Horton, n small town near Waverly, are much alarmed over the disappearance of Mn. Emma Pierson, the wife of a prominent young fanner. A few days ago while her has band was in town aha left borne. A note was found which said she had gone to Waterloo to visit relatives. Later it was discovered that abe had not been in Waterloo. Search was at but so far without avsiL mea, when he stood up, fell below his knees. While he was in this condition his wife left him to die alose. His con-aition is terribly revolting; the biti growth forces bim to remain in a half sitting posture, aud in his present cond! tion breathing is so difficult that bis respiration can ba plainly heard in any portion of tbs ward. Dr. Hector mid: ‘ I never mw or 6 ti WaBmSM- . Slip Gospel Work at Blandinsville. Special to THI Hawk-Iyi. Blandinsville, Jan. 9—The celebrated evangelist, J. G. Goodwin, of Bowling Green, Kentucky, is holding a protracted meeting at the Christian church, the house being filled to its utmost capacity every evening He is assisted by the popular and very efficient paster, G. W. Ross. Mr. Ross has resigned his pastorship of the Christian church and with his invalid wife contemplates making his future home at Spokane Falls. Wherever he goes the best wishes of the town follow him. White Bros. «fc Hisser expect to put up a large elevator soon. High Llccn** In Pittsburg. The New York Evening Post has al letter from Pittsburg complaining of the evil effects of high license in that town About this it says, very sensibly:    “It! amounts merely to a showing that extreme high license works precisely as prohibition does. Neither bne is desirable, since both engender crime, lead to more or less open disregard of law, en courage rather than diminish intoxication, and promote black mail among public official*. It is not so much the size of the license fee which has caused the harm in Pittsburg as the limiting of the number of fees granted. The! new law, as interpreted by the local judges, reduced the number of saloons from 2,000 to 200 at a single stroke This amounted to virtual prohibition in many portions of the city, and the result was the establisnment of almost innumerable places for illicit gelling. This, in turn, led to the levying of blackmail as the price for continuing the business undisturbed Indeed, the account reads much like those which are frequently published of the situation in the cities of | Maine under a prohibitory law. Appetite may be restricted by legal enactment, but it cannot be abolished by it.’ A Promising Yoatfc. Norwalk Record. Father (to editor). I would like to give my son a chance in your printing office. Editor. What can the boy do? Father. Well, at first he couldn’t do anything more than edit your paper and take general charge of the mechanical department, but later on, when he learns [sense, he’ll be handy to have around to [wash windows, keep lamp chimneys clean and sift ashes._ TELEGRAPH TICKS. Baltimore has developed an oyster trust that threatens to annihilate any firm that defiles its rules. J. R. Lawler & Co., retail dry goods merchants of Chicago, confessed judgment Wednesday for $50,000. Mrs. L. B. Statler, a missionary evan gelist, was chloroformed and robbed of $250 is a hotel at Cincinnati Tuesday night. Recorder Smyth of New York has re calved an anonymous letter saving that a convict named Hahn intended to Maas;-nate him. C. Mellen, general traffic manager of the Union Pacific railroad is seriously ill at Concord, N. A., and his family has been summoned. At San Fransisco Tuesday, Clement Flint, the eleven-year-old son of a lawyer, committed suicide. He ran away from school and feared punishment. The explosion of a stationary engine in Burke’s quarry, near Dunmore Pa., Tues day, caused the instant death of one and fatally injured another workman. Amia Curtis, a young girl of Grayson County Va., asked a congregation to pray for her last Sunday, left the church and jumped into a well, whence she was taken out dead. The agents of the schooner Douglass Dearborn, bound to Philadelphia from Puget Sound with a valuable cargo of ship spars, which was reported lost at sea with all hinds, doubt the report The Albany, N. Y., school board has authorized the hiring of a carry-all in or der to bring children living on the outskirts of the city to the nearest public school. The owner of the carry-all is to receive $1.50 a day. The baggagemaster* and brakemen on the Reading Railroad have been excited at the reported order requiring the re move! of their beards. Superintendent Bonzeno says it is only to procure ani fortuity in their appearance. The order in not imperative. C. Mitchell, president of the Keithsburg Times, presided. Mr. Gay Davidson, of Carthage Republican, then read the following original poem: “THE PRESS.” The days are new, and the time* are fast. Rapid, indeed, as the tireless press. Printing and pasting and folding the sheet That mirrors your tnoughts and mine, complete. Swift, aimoit, are these new-born days As the subtle Huld that over plays Along the wire, from shore to shore. Whispering itB story, evermore. A wonderful story, quickly told, As swiftly learned, so soon tis old, For the days are new, and the times are fast. The deeds of men go rushing past Like an army spectres, silent.y. Out on the bosom of eternity. “The king is dead: long live the king: ’ The cable shouts in its whispering. Thus works the mighty, tireless press. Building fair cities from the wilderness. Telling tne world what the world has done. Finishing projects scarce begun. Moulding thought and guiding hands Of the rich and poor in many lands. Silently, faithfully, while watchers sleep, Its constant, midnight vigils keep. Where deatn is naught—the battlefield— To one sure purpose closely sealed The hero of the press is found. No matter ii the blood-stained ground Is strewn with dead, while wailing cries Torture the fetid battle skies, To those who watch and to those who pray The story comes at break of day. But wars are o’er—the wars of blood— “The pen is mightier than the sword!” To ploughshares beat the rusting steel,’ Midst hum of engines and clash of wheel. The ballots fall like whitening snow Coming alike from friend and foe. While hovering, watching over ali. The press doth note and count their fall! Keen ii the brain and brave the heart Of each true soldier in this art: ‘•The art of arts!” ’Tis a mighty sphere! And we are soldiers gathered here. We may not man a monster gun That sounds the advent of each sun, But in the ranks we fight the fight That makes glad morning of the night. The press! O. eQgine for the good or 111: But ever, I ween, for the country’s weal And the woe of sin, be It great or small. Ready to answer the pleading call Of right oppressed, or the poor, downtrod, Justice its shield and truth its food. Hail to the press of these days new born, Hail to its might in the dawning morn! Senator Milton Mathews, of the Urbana Herald, then delivered the address of the evening. His theme was that of journalism, and he invested it with many new and rare ideas. The address was eloquent and was listened to with the closest attention. To-morrow the association will hold interesting sessions at the Hotel Richardson. An interesting , program has been prepared. At the morning session a permanent organization will be effected and adoption of constitution; also report of committees, and the following editors will read papers:    A.    V. Tate, Astoria Argus, V. L. Hampton, Colchester lode pendent; H. R. Moffett, Monmouth Review; T. N Reed, Abingdon Enterprise; W. T. Davidson, Lewistown Democrat; W. H. Haintine, Macomb Journal. THE BANQUET. The citizen* of Monmouth tendered a magnificent banquet to the association at the Tremont house to night. An elegant supper was spread. During the evening the following toasts were given: ‘ Our Guests,’’ responded to by Robert J. Grier; “City of Monmouth,’’ responded toby Dr.W. E Taylor; “Oar Industries,’’ responded to by George Barber. Other toasts were given and responded to by Tom H. B. Camp, F. E. Simpson and others. To-morrow the editors will be shown over the city._ GENERAL FOREIGN NEWS. A Fa*ltoh Virgie. Life. He (after g tiff). So yon persist in breaking the engagement? ire Fiancee. Certainly; what do von tike se tort He. Abos! forty. Better think it may be your lest chance. it TMn'— TU* Political Straggle la F*rn, I Lima, Jan. 9.—The various political parties continue active in preparing for the coming election. Appeals favoring the two foremost presidential candidates, Colonel Morales Bermudes and Dr. Rosas are published daily. Colonel Ber mudes, who is the official nominee, represents the military. He is generally re spected on account of his honorable career and valor during the late interna tional and civil wars, when he fought by the ride of General Caceres, helping him to restore peace to the country. Dr. Bois tne choice of the civilian party. He was the favorite minister of the late President Padro and subsequently presi dent of the senate. General Canevaro’s party is still united, notwithstanding his withdrawal from the contest, which, in view of his chances of success, has been characterized publicly by Vice President Denegri, as proof of the highest patriotism and self-denial. His popularly is due principally to his record as mayor of Lima. He also took an active part in the great war, devoting his fortune to its prosecution. El Pail. the organ of the democrats, is sanguine as the success of its party, which, it is expected, will shortly place in nomination ex-Dictator Pierola, who is the party's recognized head. PARNELL ON O'SHEA’S SUIT London, Jan. 9.—Mr. Parnell takes notice of the Knsi* board’s vote of confidence in Captain O’Shea’s charges only to say that this proceeding “may be suet advantageously met with the deadly weapon of silent contempt.’’ He says “I intend to defend the action At the same time I utterly and entirely deny all culpability for to me the words of ^Stonewall’ Jackson, there are times when the insignificance of an accuser i* lost in the ingratitude of the accusation england refuses ARBITRATION. London, Jab. A—The Chronicles cor respondent at Rome says Portugal has suggested that the pope act as arbitrator in the dispute between herself and England but England refuses point blank to accept any arbitration. Petro the British minister at Lisbon has telegraphed the reply of Gomes, tbs Portugese minister of foreign affairs, to the last note of Lord Salisbury in regard to the affairs in Africa The reply concluded with an expression of hope that assurances in the note will promise satisfactory to the British governmcat AN ATTACHMENT ISSUED. Dublin, Jan. 9.—Upon the application of Captain O’Shea aa attachment has been issued- against the Freeman's Journal in the suit for damages brought by Captain O'Shea against 1 its comments upon him in with his suit for a divorce, excitement at Zanzibar, Jan. 9.—The Ian    of British warships ever isanmiTod la time waters is here now and 0$Si$ men-of-war of the same nationality ttgVNMkStant-ly arriving. The excitement occasioned by the presence of the tleet is intense and speculation is rife concerning the object of the gathering. London, Jan. 9.—It is reported from Zanzibar that Rear Admiral Freeman tel’s squadron, consisting of fifteen unarmed cruisers, will sail to-morrow for a secret destination. The Boadioa, the flagship, is held ready to sail at a moment’s notice. MINOR FOREIGN MATTERS Rio de Janeiro, Jan 9.—An official dercee just promulgated proclaims the separation of church and state, guarantees religious liberty equally, and continues the life stipends granted under the monarchy. Madrid, Jan. 9.—The ministerial crisis ontinues. The queen has consulted Canovas del Castillo and the presidents of the two chambers. Roms. Jan. 9.—The Peter’* pence for 1S89 yielded to the pope $30,000 leis than 1888 The legacies bequeathed to the pope during the year amount to $800,000 Lobdon, Jan. 'J.—Minister Lincoln has returned from Paris, his son being out of danger. _ Sight* la Holland. Mr. and Mrs. Cady Stanton, former Keokukians, write from Europe to W. A Brownell of that city giving an interesting account of sights in Holland. We quote from the Gate City ; We were delighted with Holland. The people seemed the most comfortably off of any nation we visited. A well-to-do appearance, comfortable homes with flowers and gardens, nice farms, bi barns, nice cattle well cared for, gi hotels and fat landlords, good cooking, good beds, neatness and cleanliness. At the risk of boring you, let me give you one day’s trip from Amsterdam to the island of Marken, where the people have retained the dress and habits of the fifteenth century without any change. A most charming drive for an hour and a half over the best of roads, shaded by avenues of most beautiful trees, alongside of the canals, windmills in profusion, and the oddest and quaintest houses — in the majority of cases the house and barn under the same roof, the people and the cattle living in the same building. We finally uamo to the village of Mounikadam, one of the quaintest places conceivable, where we took a fish boat manned by five seamen, and an aour’s sail brought nu to Marken. I wish I could give you some conception of the appearance of the sailor* More ludicrous looking men you never saw; wooden shoes with hose to the knees and the most immense baggy trousers imaginable. As the old skipper stood at the helm in the wind, my wife calculated his trousers would measure four and one half feet across the seat. The people on the island number twelve hundred and live by fishing entirely; not a farm or even a garden in the island. They have a few cows, sheep and pigs. The islaod is covered with water in the winter and the only means the inhabitants have of communicating with each other is by boat or on the ice. The houses are built on piles or raised earth to keep them out of the water, mostly with one room in which in winter, the cows and pigs live with the family, yet everything is a* clean and neat as a pin. There is not a stove or a chimney on the island. There is a hole in the center of of the floor and in the ho’e an iron pot in T*hich    is burned. A pot is sus pended by a cord from the roof over the pot which can be raised and lowered bv the cord. The roof tapers to a point and up in that roof the fishing nets and the fish are hung up to be smoked and cured as we use bacon. That is the reason there are no chimneys. When the smoke becomes unendurable they pull a string which opens a trap door in the roof and lets the smoke out. The women have a long flaxen curl hanging down to their waist from each side of their head; they wear bangs in front and the rest of the head is covered with attn helmet, and the rest of the dress is very quaint. They never leave the island for service or anything else. I inquired what they did for livelihood; the reply was# they married. I said suppose one should be unfortunate as not to get married, and was told that never happened Instead of pictures on the walls of their houses the walls are decorated with crockery and the position and wealth of the family is indicated by the quality and quantity of the crockery. Borne of the furniture is very old and curiously carved; the beds are bunks along the walls like the berths in a ship, which are concealed by curtains in front. On our return we stopped at the village of Broek (the cleanest village in Holland), where we visited a model dairy where they made Schied&m cheese There were twenty-six cows under the tame roof with the family Each cow had her tail tied over a puliy to keep it from being soiled when she lay down. The family had to walk through the stable to get from their sitting and living room to their kitchen, yet everything was at neat as could be. kicago ar the WUck I* tfe* F*x f Kennebec Journal. The spectacle of Bt Louis and Chi engaged in a mortal combat over world’s fair question, calls to mind .Esop’s fable of the lion and the bear that fought long and desperately over the body of a deer, only to have a fox step in, as they lay upon the ground with exhausted strength and bleeding and walk off with the car CSM. wounds, Pit Yourself la EU* Fla**. Philadelphia Inquirer. The Terror ' after a seance with in the woodshed) — When you were a I boy were von bad like me, papa ? Papa—No. “Nor you didn’t get walloped like I dor* “.No, I did not” “That’s the reason.” “What’s the reason ? What do yon mean ?” “Why. you can’t understand the alto-ation as I do.” -Hospital Physicist with diagnosis)—“What do yon Hospital-ity-a view to drink?” New Patient (cheering up alf the proposal — “Oh, sir*—thank you,sit —whatever you*-I leave that to yon. sir I”—London Punch! “What fools these mortals be” that } they should continue to suffer from head I ache, when one dose of Lsxador will re-! liers them. Price only 25 cents. Thousands and thousands of children ] die each year of dysentery and diarrhoea that could have been saved by Dr’ Bull's I Baby Syrup. ■t m Ax- ;