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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - January 14, 1890, Burlington, Iowa THE BURLINGTON HAWK EYE. Established: June, 1839.]BURLINGTON, IOWA, TUESDAY MORNING, JANUARY ll, 1890. [Prick: 15 Cents per Week* A INDEPENDENT MENDERS THE DP ARMS WITH THE DEMOCRATS. I in! lent ions of a Long and Hard Struggle to Organize the Legislature— Caucus Committees Appointed —Review of the Situation* Special to Thb Hawk-Eye. Des Moines, Jan. 13—The interest in the organization of both branches to-day was very great. In the senate immediately after the gavel fell the hold-over members took their seats Lieutenant Governor Hull called for a minister but none being present the session was opened without prayer—something unusual. There was no contest on any of the temporary offices, save janitor, and the fight was carried over to the republican caucus where the one defeated ic the senate was selected. The drawing seats passed off quietly, the old members retaining their former ones. Gobble and Cleveland were the lucky ones, having the first choice. Woolson, of Henry county, acted as chairman of the republican senate caucus and was instructed to present the names of the nominees to the senate to morrow. A caucus committee of three was appointed with Parrott as chairman to have in charge party matters and arrange a joint caucus. Some dissatisfaction was expressed because the soldier element did not receive better recognition. LOOKS LIKE A OKAI! LOUK. Independents Go Over to the Demo* crate. Special to Thi Hawk-Eye. Des Motors, Jan. 13. —Early this morning the outlook was favorable mat the republicans would organize the house. Later it looked very much like dead lock and that the independents would be found in the democratic camp. In order to facilatate matters with reference to a temperory organization both party caucuses appointed committees to confer and arrange a plan of action. The committee on the part of the republicans consisted of Blythe, Lewis and Steele; and that of the democrats of Woods, Dayton and Beem. The committees met and agreed upon the roll as prepared by the secretary of state to be a basis of those entitled to vote on temporary organization and ho objections to be raised by either party on account of any contests. The division of officers agreed upon was the republicans to have the speaker, assistant clerk and assistant postmaster;    and    the democrats the clerk, sergeant-alarms and door-keeper, all    the    additional minor employes    to    be equally divided. The committee on credentials, to be appointed by a written resolution and to consist of two demo crate and two republicans, to be chosen bv the respective caucuses, and an additional member, to be taken from the independents by the mutual agreement of the caucuses, the house to be called to order by the member from Polk. This agreement was made conditional of approval by both caucuses and was signed by the committees. The republican caucus promptly endorsed the action, but after a hot time the democratic caucus refused the endorsement and sent their committee back with instructions to claim the temporary speaker and reverse the order as regards the officers of the house as to politics, also that a joint committee be empowered to agree on a fifth member of the committee on credentials. A later move was taken to have the independents considered as democrats and not giving them any separate destination. After Lane called the house to order it soon became apparent that th© independents were in truth with the democrats, and it appeared that a deadlock was inevitable. moved to St. Paul and began life on the river. He soon rose to the command of the largest boats on the river and for many years was one of the famous commanders of the boats of the days when the steamers led the railroads in the race for traffic. For a time he ran between this city and Dububue, but most of the time was in commission between St. Paul and St. Louis. During the past twenty-three years he has lived in Davenport, but has been off the river only about five years. He was one of the finest of men, genial, whole-souled, honorable, an unceasing advocate of temperance and always popular. ACCIDENTALLY KILLED. WMH* Out Hwattle Georg* Ypeoa Shoots Himself. Special to Th* Hawk-Et*. Sigourney, Jan.* 13.—A fatal accident occurred about eight miles northwest of here yesterday afternoon Geo. Ypson, an old and respected Gorman farmer, while out hunting was accidentally shot by the discharge of his gun. No one was near him at the time and his body was not found until his absence caused uneasiness, followed by a search, which ended in the finding of his body on the bank of a creek, about forty rods from his house. He leaves a large family who are well provided for. A POISONER BOILED. A Swede Tailor Caught In th* Attempt to Get Rid of His Family. Creston, Jan. ll.—A Swede tailor named Samulson was to-day bound over to the grand jury for attempting to poi son his family. He placed a quantity of rough on rats and quicksilver rn the well but it Was discovered in the water bucket by his wife just in time to prevent the family drinking poisoned coffee. He had been drinking hard of late and being abusive was denied admission to the house while intoxicated. FT. MADISON’S FIRE. A $50,000 Fire Among Shoes and Clothing. Special to Th* Hawk-Etk. Ft. Madison, Jan. 13.—The boot, shoe and clothing store of J. G. Schwartz was destroyed by fire yesterday. Loss, 850, OOO; insured. Lively work by the fire company alone saved the city from a terrible calamity. HEIR TO $6,000,000. A Laboring Man of Carthage Receives Exciting News, Special to Th* Hawk-Eti. Carthage, Jan. 13.—Cicero Roll, a laboring man of this city, has just received advices from a relative in Newark, New Jersey, advising him that he is an heir to an estate of $6,000,000, consisting of valuable lands in the Mohawk valley, New York. Mr. Rolls is a quiet, unassuring gentleman reticent about the matter. It seems that in the early days, the Roll family, of New York, were wealthy but reverse came to them and the personal property was divided. John Roll got an old fashioned looking-glass for his portion and kept it in his family for many years. It finally passed into the hands of his son Charley. Last Christmas the old looking glass was broken and in the back part was found a deed from the Indians to the Roll family .for large tracts of land in the Mohawk valley. Mr. Roll will do his part toward hunting up the affair, but is not disposed to be hasty in sending any money to unknown lawyers to look up claims. There can be no doubt the claim is valid.____ A NEW YORK SENSATION. BACKBONE WILL WIN. The Situation Unchanged But Republicans Undaunted. Special ot Tbs Hawk-Eyb. Des Moines, Jan. IS.—The situation remains unchanged to-night. The republicans have a good stout backbone and a splendid organization and there is no chance of wavering in their columns. That they will organize the house or at least direct the same is only a question of time. Tht're is little prospect of anything being done to-morrow, save voting for clerk. The republicans have not yet caucused on permanent offices but are waiting until the situation is more clear. The democrats have made no new names. A conference with the committee members develops they have nothing different to present. SOLID FOR ALLISON. be Republican* Will Stand by Iowa’s First Man. Des Moines, Jan. 13 —The general isembly convened this afternoon, The mate proceeded to a temporary organ-ation without difficulty but the house as a deadlock, there being fifty repub-cans and fifty of the opposition. The tuation to-night is simply a continua-rm of the deadlock with unceasing forts being made to fix up an agreement j which a temporary organization can 9 effected to-morrow. Regarding the matorshin the republicans are still did for Allison. Senator Allison and overnor Boies did not arrive until after idnight. The trains being five hours A Millionaire of That City Sued for Breaeli of Fronds*. New York, Jan. 13 —A breach of promise marriage case in which the damages are placed at $100,000 was began before Judge Ingraham in the supreme court here to-day. The plaintiff is Miss Caroline J. Cammerer, twenty-three years old, a daughter of Robert Cammerer, of Philadelphia, and the defendant is Clemens Muller, a wealthy retired real estate dealer, and a man of family. He is about sixty years of age and a prominent member of the Liederkranz society. The plaintiff testi fled that during a ramble in Central park he proposed to her. She gave him no decision then but on December 17, 1885, at Philadelphia, he again proposed and she accepted him. Soon afterwards she learned he had a wife in an insane asylum. In answer to her demand for an explanation he said he would get a divorce and later assured her father the divorce had been obtained in Indiana n July, 1886, at Rhinebeck, he introduced her as his betrothed and soon afterward they came to New York to make purchases for the wedding. He so urged her to hasten the ceremony that she became very ill and when she recovered he proposed a mock marriage which she indignantly rejected. He never returned to see her since then though he wrote her several times. These are the allegations of the plaintiff. Defendant denies them in toto Colenel Ingersoll, counsel for the the de-fendand, asked for a dismissal of the case on the ground that she released him from the engegement. The motion was denied and the case was continued until to-morrow. AN OLD MAN’S SUICIDE. Muds Despondent by Ili-Hewltk, John We br Ends AU Wit* u Shot Gnu. Special to Th* Hawk-Eyk. Sigourney, Jan 14.—John Wehr, a substantial farmer living about two miles northeast of here, committed suicide Saturday morning about eleven o’clock by shooting himself with a shot gun. He had some man helping him. They had killed and were dressing a beef, intending to butcher some hogs in the afternoon. After shooting the beef one of the boys put the gun in the stable loft where they were at work. Mr. Wehr left them and in a few minutes the report of a gun was heard in the stable loft and going immediately to barn, the men found Wehr lying against the wall with the gun lying in front of him. Despondency on account of ill health is supposed to have been the reason for the rash act He was in com fortable circumstances and was a man highly respected in the neighborhood, he was about fifty years of age. SENTENCED FOR LIFE. A IM-Year-Old Buy Who Murdered Hie Fattier aud Motlier. Dubuque, Jan. 18.—Wesley Elkins, the twelve-year-old boy who brutally murdered his parents near Edgewood, Clayton county, last August, pleaded guilty in the district court and was sen tenced to imprisonment for life at hard labor. _ A NOTED MAN DEAD. Min Samuel Mitchell, of DaveB port, Departs TMI* Life. H a1 to Turn Hawx-By*.    ■ mwPOBT, Jan. IS.—Sunday evening i home in this city died Capt. Bairnie hell, for over half a century one of toted men of the upper Mississippi^ aas bom in Ohio in October, 1809.1 AOM! west in 1837, settled at Albany,1 Ms, sud about sixteen years later re- DEVOURED BY CATS. DEATH INTONES. CLINTON, KENTUCKY, ABD ET. LOUIS VISITED BY DESTRUCTIVE TORNADOES. 3Iany Houses Wrecked and a Number of People Killed—A Terrific Blizzard in the Northwest—The Storm in Kansas. Cairo, Ills., Jan. 13—The tornado last night struck the east side of Clinton, Kentucky, demolishing fifty-five houses, killing eleven people and wounding fifty-three. The killed as far as ascertained are J. A. Rhodes and two children, Mrs. William Bone, Burnett Bone, Walter Nance, John W. Gaddie and an infant of J. C. Hodges and one other not yet identified. Among those wounded, a child cf Mrs. T A. Rhodes and Robert Johnson, Jr., will die. A number of others were dangerously wounded. Assistance was sent from here last night. The storm also visited Wickliffe, Kentucky, doing considerable damage to property, but no loss of life is reported THE STORM AT WICKLIFFE was especially disastrous. Following is a partial list of the damage done there: John Watwood's dry goods store, Sam'I Watwood’s furniture store, Brown’s dry goods store, Wat wood hotel, Odd Fel-iows and Masonic halls and Wansfield restaurant; Rollins’ livery stable and Edwards residence were all blown down. Among those injured are Judge Powell and wife, Mrs. Richardson, Wick Ferguson, Mrs. Brockman and Mrs. Powell. None were killed. A number of freight cars and two cars used as boarding cars were blown from the tracks and badly broken. The storm passed north of New Madrid, Mo., crossing the river near a point opposite Moscow, Kentucky, then northwest to Clinton and Wickliffe. The path of the storm is about a quarter cf a mile wide and it left a track of fallen timber through the section of forest it passed before reaching Clinton. The first house struck in Clinton was the section house of the Illinois Central railroad, occupied by John Rhodes and family. The house was TORN TO SPLINTERS and Rhodes and two children were n-st&ntly killed. His wife and one child escaped death, but both were dangerously hurt. Among many others the house of John Goddiea was blown and Goddies was found under the debris with an infant in his arms. Goddies was dead but the child was not hurt. The house of Robert Johnson, which stood on the brow of the hill, seemed to divide in half, cutting into just below the second floor and letting the upper portion fall into its place. Johnson was in the lower room and the upper part fell on him, PINIONING HIM TO THE EARTH. He was rescued but badly injured. His son Robert was upstairs and was dangerously hurt by falling timbers, although, suffering intense agony begged the rescuers to let him alone and to help some one who could live. His brother David was also badly hurt. The storm struck the town without the slightest warning Many knew nothing of it until roofs and walls were falling about their ears. Before the storm the evening was warm and heavy, a rain had prevailed all day but after the storm it suddenly turned cold and caused a great deal of suffering. It is thought that the city will be able to supply all demands for help from the holeless, and a committee is at work seeking aid. Already $1,000 has been subscribed toward the charity fund. 'Ihe part of the city which stood on the hillside is the part thtt suffered from the storm. Medical assistance was sent from here last night. The city to-day presents A DREARY A8PECT but under the circumstances the citizens bear their burdens nobly. The work of helping the destitute and homeless goes forward. Many farmers whose lands adjoining the city have come forward and offered shelter and homes to those who have lost their all. The storm was the most destructive that ever visited this section of the country. THE KILLED AND WOUNDED. The killed at Clinton are: J. A. Rhodes and two children, Mrs. William Bone, Burnett Bone, Walter Nance, Jno. W. Goddie, an infant of Judge E C. Hodges and one other not yet identified. The wounded are Judge E. C. Hodges, wife and two children. G. R. Gwynn, wife, child and father, C. W. Voorhees, child and two relatives, A. L. Emerson and two children, A. F. Justice, W. F. Bone, Mrs. John W. Goddie and children, Robrt Johnson, Br., and Robert Johnson, Jr. _ DESTRUCTION AT ST. LOUIS. I Felines Feed on Homan Fleth. I HPall Mall. Jan. 13.—A horrible dis-1 covery has been made at Carlisle A man I named Thomas Birken, who lived by I himself, had not been seen for some I days, and his room was entered by po -1 lice. His dead body was found, the I [flesh of the face, the nose and ears, hav-l mg been completely devoured by cats, oft which he kept several. Three of the I creatures jumped out of the room when! the window was opened this morning. I I    A New Ban*.    I Md unison, la., Jan. IS.—A new bank I pas been established here to do a general! banking and real-estate loan business.! L. M. Shaw is the president and C F.| Kuehne the vice-president. W. R Bar-1 ber will act as cashier. The Chicago| correspondent of the bank is the Mer-1 chants Loan and Trust company. The] men interested in the new bank have] operated a bank at Manilla, in this county, | with the National Bank of Illinois as ital correspondent at Chicago    I i. .I. .I I    A Pleasing Sense    | Of health and strength renewed and of| lease and comfort follows the use cf Syrup of Figs, as it acts in harmony withl nature to effectually cleanse the system] when costive or bilious. For sale in 50cj land 81.00 bottle* by all leading druggists. | I Scarlet Fever and “La Grippe.” | {Special to Th* Hawk-Eyb.    J ■Carthage, Jan. 13—A little son of A. Booth died this evening cf scarlet fever,| the first Altai case. Other children have] been sick, but are recovering, “La Grippe” is spreading so rapidly that physicians are busy almost beyond thein [capacity. _ .    ^ Bi |    For    Consumption    I I Us* Horsier*’* AOM Phosphate. | Dr. J. R. Portion. Kiowa. Ind. Tar., saysd I “I have tried it for ooasumption,with success, and think it worthy a thorough trial by! jthe profession/*    | Tho Ut ak Locftaisrtaro. I Salt Lake, Jan-13. —The Utah legisl latere met to-day. Governor Thomas! | sent in a brief message referring mainly I to territorial aff airt and recommending in I general terms that the legiature take steps I to bring Utah in accord with the general) | government.   g I La Grippe—Do not use medicine to j lower your temperature suddenly. Use Hoffman’s Uarmlw Headache Powder!. A Cyclone Sweeil Throngh th* Cltyj I Bringing Death and Desolation. ■ Bst. Louis, Jan. 13.—A terrific cyclone! swept through this city yesterday afternoon, making a pathway nearly a quarter of a mile wide and leaving death and desolation in its track. Entering the city in its full force at Twenty Third street and Choteau avenue, it passed northeast until it reached Seventeenth and Olive streets, where it swerved, taking a direct easterly course to Fourteenth, and then again turned to the northeast, leaving the city and striking the river just north| pf Tyler street. The only announcement of the approach and progress of the storm was a dull, sullen roar, quickly followed by a torrent of rain, which in turn was succeeded by sleet, and before the victims could realize what had happened the storm had swept by and on, leaving wreckage and mangled humanity in its pathway. Trees were tom up by the roots and broken off, telegraph poles swept down as though mere sticks, while the roofs of buildings were lifted from their moorings like feathers and tossed into the streets. There was scarcely any warning of the approching storm, lowing to £he fact that the sky had been [overcast for several hours before the full |force of the wind was felt, and it was Sail over in an incredibly brief period of |time, those residing in and neat the path of the cyclone scarcely realizing what (had happened until it was all over. I Three fatalities are reported, but the jnsanes of the victims have not yest been (ascertained. They comprise an entire I family, father, mother and child, resid-Ion Mound street, near 10th, and they Smet their deaths by the falling of a rounding on their dwelling. I    VIEWING    THE    RUINS. I All along the path of the storm large I crowds are gathered this morning to I view the ruins. The number of bundlings which were damaged will probably (reach one hundred and fifty, with a loss (ranging all the way from 8100,000 to I $300,OOO. A large force of workmen is (clearing up the debris. As far as known the list of injured numbers fifteen. |    disastrous    in    illinois I A message from Venice, Illinois, opposite the northern part of Urn city, gays (the storm was very disastrous there and that several lives were lost, but no delta!!* are given. | a train blown from the track. I It is reported that a number of passenger care were blown from the tracks in I the upper part of the Min Creek valley, | the western outlet of the union depot I yards, and three people were killed and five severely wounded. I    TERRIBLE    EXCITEMENT.    , There was a terrible excitement at the jNaUtorinm. About Ut® md si* hundred girls and men were there dancing as i usual on Sunday afternoon. The building was shaken and teemed upon the point of being wrecked. Several women fainted, but no one was injured. Passenger Ferguson on the Missouri accommodation train had a narrow escape and they congratulate themselves now that a dozen or more did not have their heads cut off. How they wore SAVED FROM DEATH or injury is a miracle. Colonel Thomas Thorouehman says the train had left the station and proceeded as far northward along the river front as Knapp Stout & Co.’s lumber yards, wnen the water poured down in such quantities no one could see outside the coaches. Slowly the train proceeded, and when everything looked darkest, suddenly there was a smashing of glass that rose above the din and inch planks came shooting into the coach windows at one side and went out at the other just like they had been FIRED FROM A CANNON, What few passengers were in the passenger coach crouched down close to the floor and the lumber went flying over their heads. The storm of planks and wood was so heavy it crashed every pane of glass in the second coach and the wind jammed it in a pile on the track between the trucks, stopping the train, There the cars stood until the storm abated when the train crew got out and cleared the road bed. IN THB EAST. A Destructive Hurricane at Rocketer—TM* Storm Elsewhere. Rochester, Jan. 13.—A hurricane prevails here. The wind is said to have reached a velocity of seventy-five miles an hour. Many buildings have been partially demolished and several persons have been injured by falling debris. George Welter was struck on the head by a falling chimney and killed. George Seward, an express wagon driver, was kicked in the head by his horse which had been blown down by the force of the wind, and is not expected to recover. The south wall of the Josely block was blown, falling and crushing a frame building next door. No one was injured. There were many narrow escapes. WIND AND RAIN AT DETROIT. Detroit, Jan. 13.—A terrific wind and rain storm raged here last night and this morning, doing considerable damage, trees and a number of signs being blown down. This morning was the coldest experienced so far this winter and there is a slight fall of snow. The steamer Ossifrage was torn from her moorings and blown up the river to Belle Isle, where she stranded. She will probably be got off without damage Telegraph and telephone communication is seriously interrupted. A RAGING SNOW STORM. Marshalltown, la., Jan. 13.—A snow storm raged here for twelve hours yesterday, and this morning the snow was nearly a foot deep on the level. All trains are from one to four hours late. The mercury was about eight below this morning, but the weather is moderating. This is the first snow of any consequence this season here. WARM WEATHER AT DOVER. Dover, Del., Jan. 13—The thermometer yesterday registered from 73 to 80 degrees in the shade and in the sun went up to 106 and peach-buds are so advanced that a general freeze would entirely kill them. A GALE AT PITTSBURG. Pittsburg, Jan. 13.—A terrific wind storm passed over this city about 6 o’clock this morning, doing considerable damage and prostrating wires in every direction. Communications east and west for a time was entirely cut off, but it has been again established, although the telegraphic service is l^qdly crippled. A CYCLONE AT COOKEVILLE Bloomington, Ills., Jan. 13 —Last night a cyclone struck Cooksville, McLean county, and wrecked a good part of the place and doing considerable other damage. A drug store and stock was destroyed, trees uprooted and fences and outbuildings wrecked. No one was injured, but there were many narrow escapes. The thermometer fell fifty degrees from midnight to sunrise. at cleveland. Cleveland, O , Jan. 13—The wind reached a velocity of forty-five miles an hour hero last night and the temperature dropped from aixtj to below freezing noint. Telephone and telegraph communication were interrupted during the forenoon. Roofs were torn off of two school buildings, trees blown down and signs carried away, but no one was injured. Reports from adjacent towns show that the wind swept pretty much all northern Ohio, but did no serious damage to property. A PHENOMENAL FOG. Bolton, Jan. 13 —A phenomenal fog 8' ut down in Boston and vicinity for several hours this morning. Nothing like it has been seen before in this city. It was impossible to discern objects from across the street. Trains entering Boston were delayed. DEATH AND DESTRUCTION AT SYRACUSE Syracuse, N. Y., Jan. 14—A severe wind storm raged here this afternnon, many buildings being unroofed The new freight house of the Rome, Watertown and Ogdenburg railroad, in course of erection, was blown down. Sixty-five men were at work on the building at the time. William Willis, carpenter, was killed and about twelve other carpenters were Beverly injured. HEAVY WINDS AT UTICA. Utica, N. Y., Jan. 13.—A heavy wind storm passed over the northern part of this county at noon to-day.. In the village of South Trenton the Baptist church was unroofed and the steeple of the Union church blown down. A number of houses and bams were unroofed and trees uprooted. Fences and small buildings were blown down and many orchards nearly ruined. A dispatch from Oswego states the storm was very severe there. _ A BLIZZARD IN THB WEST. Heavy 8 new, Fierce Wind, wad Cold W eat Ber la Nebraska and Kansas. Kansas Chry, Jan. IS.—A severe bliz zard raged last night in Kansas, Mis souri and Nebraska. Dispatches from pointe in Kansas say that the storm is by far the worst of the season, and some pointe report that it is the most severe ever experienced. The storm began last night, continuing throughout the day and moat of to-night. Far western points in Kansas report that the storm ceased and the weather cleared aeout eleven o’clock. The results of this storm there have been disastrous. On the average the snow fell about eight inches on the level, but the strong wind drifted it badly, and many trains on the railroads have been abandoned or greatly delayed. FROZEN IN THE BUZZARD. Rock Springs, Wyo., Jan. 13.—William McEdwards, a prominent business man of this place, was frozen to death this morning. He was overtaken by the blizzard while returning from a hunting trip. _ EXTENT OF THS STORM. wires all over the west, the telegraphic service being demoralized. This morning a slight fall of snow covered tee ground. Reports from the Dakotas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas indicate about the same weather in those states, the only variation being that the blizzard is more intense and snow much deeper in the north. Since yesterday’s cyclone, St Louis has been practically cut off from the rest of tee world, so complete was the demoralization of the telegraphic service. Wires in every direction were down and it was not until ten o’clock this morning that the Associated Press finally re-established connection with the stricken city. THE STORM ABATING. Omaha, Jan. 13.—The storm is over and the weather is moderating. A eight o'clock this morning the thermometer indicated six degrees below zero, but at eleven o’clock it was twelve degrees above. .Trains are arriving and departing, but are from one to three hours late Reports from over the state show that the storm has abaited, and so far no news of any fatalities have been received NO DAMAGE IN THE NORTHWEST. Minneapolis,Jan. 13.—The storm did very little damage in the northwest. Trains on some roads are late but there is no serious delay. The weather is clear and cold. THE STORM IN TEXAS. Dallas, Jan. 13.—Much damage was done by last night’s storm in this vicinity. Buildings and out houses were blown down. At Louisville, four miles from Dallas many houses were destroyed. A Methodist church was moved from its foundation and dismantled. Dispatches from many points report damage by the storm. A TRAIN BLOWN FROM THE TRACK. Montreal, Jan. 13—A dispatch from St. Hilyars says a Grand Trunk train was blown from the track to-day. The conductor, a brakeman, the mail clerk and three passengers were seriously and several other persons slightly injured. TRAINS DELAYED BY SNOW. Des Moines, Jan. 13.—Ten inches of snow have fallen here to-day. The wind is blowing hard and the snow is drifting badly and still falling. All trains are delayed by the storm. Dubuque, Jan. 13.—The Dubuque division of the Illinois Central is blockaded. DAMAGE AT NIAGARA FALLS. Niagara Falls, Oat., Jan. 13.—A cyclone struck this place to day and the wind attained the velocity of ninety miles an hour, carrying everything before it.    The    greatest sufferers were the Canadian Web company. The roof    was    tom from    the brick walls and north and west walls fell in upon fifteen girls employed in the upper    story.    All escaped.    Tel egraph and telephone wires are down in    every    direction. A    tree fell across the railroad track in front of a freight train near the suspension bridge. The engine and nineteen freight cars were thrown in the ditch and the engineer was badly hurt. ENORMOUS HAIL-8TONES. They Killed Dose and Fowls aud Pea-•trets Iron Bool*. Sydney, Jan. 13.—A special of recent date to the Herald from Louth says: The weather the last few days has been intensely hot, the thermometer reaching over IOO in the shade. About noon today a heavy storm could be seen rising from the south. At 2:30 o’clock the wind blew very hard for a few minutes, when the largest hail-stone ever seen in this district commenced to fall. During the storm chunks of ice as large as cricket balls fell in the streets. Nearly every window in the Post and Telegraph office was smashed to pieces. Thirty windows were broken in the Postoffice hotel and nearly all the windows in the town suffered in like manner. Nearly every sheet of iron in Matthews’ hall, which has only just been Completed, is perforated with holes. The court house, Royal Hotel, Telegraph Hotel, and all buildings covered with iron roofs were perforated by the falling hail stones. A number of dogs aud other animals about the town were killed during the storm. The gardens in town are stripped of every vestige of fruit and leaves. The damage can not yet be estimated. The Chinese gardeners alone consider their loss to reach fully £800. About three o’clock the wind turned round to northeast, when rain fell in torrents for aDout a quarter of an hour. Fully five inches of rain fell within half an hour. The river rose over three feet in less than half an hour. A man in attempting to cross the street was knocked down by the hail stone*. Every tree about the town bears a very barren ap pearance through the limbs and leaves being stripped off. The hail stones after the storm were piled up twelve inches high on some of the verandas. Several houses were unroofed. Over seven inches of rain have fallen here this month. ______ THE DEATH ROLL. The Betire Forthwwt Experience* a Sadden Blizzard. Chicago, Jan. 13.—The rain storm of yesterday afternoon gave place to a gale which raged with great force all last night and which has only diminished with the adrent of the cold weather. While during part at yesterday the thermometer was between 50 and 60 above zero, it began falling rapidly late last night and at an early hour this morning marked only 18 above. The signal service bureau reports the storm general and telegraphic advices from the west, northwest mid southwest folly corroborate this report The wind hie Blared havoc with electric. PHIlllp Dillon, Savannah, Geo rata. Savannah, Jan. 13.—Phillip Dillon, president of the Brass Moulder’s Union of the United States, and a prominent inventor, died suddenly last night of heart disease. FRANK G. HERVEY, CEDAR RAPIDS. Cedar Rapids, Jan. 13.—Frank G. Hervey, a retired merchant of Marion, this county, died at his residence Sun day morning. Mr. Hervey was well known throughout the northwest and in Chicago. James F. Hervey, of Chicago, is his brother. EX-JUDGE WARREN BRISTOL, DRMNING, N. M. Santa Fe. Jan. 13.—Ex-Judge Warren Bristol, for twenty years associate justice of the territorial supreme court, died at Deeming yesterday. FUNERAL OF WM. D. KELLEY. Philadelphia, Jan. 13.—The remains of Wa. D. Kelley were to-day consigned to the tomb. There was little show or display, privacy and quiet being insisted upon by the members of the dead man’s family. COLONEL GEORGE SPENCER, BLOOMINGTON. Bloomington, 111., Jan. 13.—George Spencer, colonel commanding of the Fourth Regiment of Uniform Ranks of Knights of Pythias, and general organizer for Illinois, died to-night of cancer of the face. HON. WM. FLEMING, FT WAYNE, IND. Ft. Wayne, Iud., Jan. 13.—Hon. Wm. Fleming died this afternoon. He was widely known as a banker, manufacturer and politician._ “GETTING TH* POWER.” Great ReUgteoa Revival at Carinas*— Seals Belas Saved. Special to The Hawk-Eye. Carthage, DL, Jan. 13.—The evangelist Brown, from Jacksonville, is shaking up the dry bones in great shape in this man’s town. He has converted many sinners and has more on the list The meetings are being held at tim Methodist church and will continue indefinitely. What I know about that standard remedy—Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup:—I know that a 25 emit bottle cured me of a bad cough in 12 hoars. It is a fact Myriads of cases of rheumatism and neuralgia hare already succumbed to that wonderful remedy Salvation OIL Price only 25 cents a bottle._ Pertsaed im turn Storm. Calgary, H. W. Tm Jan. IS.—It is supposed thant John McDonald, who stetted from Boasted, Thursday with a team to drive Mrs. Wilson and three children to Gleichen, must have in Thursday night’s storm wh._ _ v... very severe, as they have not been heard form stnce.__ Use Hibbard's "Herb Brosot” for the Dlooi PLUMB ATTACKS THE HEW LEASE OF ST. PAHL AHB BT. 6E9B8E ISLANDS. The Senate and House Proceedings—An Idiotic Bill - General Congressional Gossip -Iowa Postmasters - In-• tlian Matters-Other News. Washington, Jan. 13.—Mr. Turpie gave notice that he would, on Wednesday, address the senate on the pending resolution offered by Morgan for the recognition of the republican government of Brazil. Bills were reported for public buildings in St. Paul ($1,500,000); Sioux City (8500,000), and Cedar Rapids, Iowa ($200,000). A bill to authorize a railroad bridge across the Missouri river at a point between the county of Douglas or of Sarpy, in Nebraska and the county of Pottawattamie, in Iowa, was amended and passed. The resolution heretofore offered by Plumb respecting the lease of the islands of St. Paul and St. George to the Alaska Commercial company, etc , was taken up and Plumb proceeded to address the senate. He said the time of the proposals for the new lease was too short and the proposition limiting to sixty thousand the number of seals to be taken the first year if not extraordinary was opening up a wide field of conjecture. He spoke of the preference shown the Alaska company and said a certain Louis Goldstone had made a higher bid and had also offered to pay sixty-two and a half cents per skin more than the Alaska Commercial company and fifty-five cents a gallon for all seal oil extracted. He said more than two-thirds or perhaps three-fourths of all of the seals taken in the wortd were taken from the Alaskan islands and vicinity. These seal skins were sold at public auction in London (in their raw state) at an average of about $19 apiece One hundred thousand skins at $19 apiece amounted to $1,900,000. He went back in his statement to mention the fact that in a portion of the lease the treasury department remitted all payments on account of oil, so that not a dollar has been paid during those years on that account. The estimated production of oil in these twenty years should have brought the government nearly 82,000,000 He believed the government should get their share of the enormous revenue derived from the lucrative trade in fur seals. He had no doubt the profits of the company had on the average far exceeded a million dollars a year since it had the lease. He would not be surprised if its profits averaged $2,000,000 a year. Congress should do something adequate to the situation and not allow the matter to go on in such a slipshod way. Dawes, McPherson and Stewart defended the Alaska company and the resolution was referred to the committee on finance. The action of the house upon the death of Representative Kelley was announced, whereupon the senate adjourned THE HOUSE. each year. The bill providet teat all skins taken hereafter shall be transported annually to San Francisco to be sold there in the open market to the highest bidder. All money derived from these sales is to be paid into the treasury and set apart for the education of the natives of Alaska. Mr. Dunnell introduced a similar bill in the house. Rapresentative Stewart, of (Vermont), to*day introduced in the house a bill declaring no Morman shall be eligible to vote at any election or hold cl^il office in the territories of the United States or be naturalized as a citizen of the United States, or settle upon any public lauds. Voters are required to make an oath that they do not belong to the Mormon church as preliminary to exercising the right of suffrage. For two hours this morning the senate committee on territories listened to arguments against and in support of the constitution prepared for the new state of Idaho. J H. Wilson, of this city, speaking for the Mormons argued against the acceptance of the proposed constitution, which disfranchised the Mormons and asserted without the Mormon residents the population of the territory is not arge enough to warrant making a state of it. Delegate Dubois, of Idaho, replied to Wilson. He said it was necessa-ry to disfranchise the Mormons in a body in order to destroy their political power Conviction for bigamy or polygamy does not affect the convict, Dubois said, because six months in the penitentiary has no effect upon him. The proclamation to open the Dakota Sioux reservation has been prepared and will be issued B^me time this week. Hiseock’s special committee on the qiuadro-centennial will not hold a meeting until the latter part of the week. The postponement is made necessary by the delays in getting reports of the hearings last week printed. Senator Mitchell to-day introduced a bill to prohibit the Chinese coming into the United States whether subject to the Chinese Empire or otherwise. IOWA POS IM ASTERS. A Mob Attacks the British Legation— Minister Gomes and the Cabinet Resign and Much Excitement Prevails in Lisbon. An Idiotic Bill Introduced br Cumming*, of New York. Washington, Jan. 13.—Adams, of Illinois, chairman of the Silcott investigation committee, submitted a report accompanied by a bill appropriating $75,000 for the purpose of supplying the deficiency in the appropriation for pay and mileage of member and delegates occasioned by the defalcation in the office of the 8ergeat-at-arms. Two minority reports were also submitted. They were all ordered printed in the record and recommitted. Accompanying one of the minority reports is a bill authorizing members who suffered by thedefalca tion to bring suit against the government in the court of claims. Among the bills introduced and re ferred were the following: By Dehaven, of California—Providing that public lands shall be sold only to citizens of the United States. By Post, of Illinois—Making Rock Island a port of entry. By Fithian, of Illlinois—A resolution directing the committee on ways and means to report a separate bill placing lumber, salt, jute, hemp, manilla and sisal grass on the free list. By Hitt—For a public building at Rockford, Illinois. By Struble—For the admission of Wy oming and Idaho. By Lacey—For public buildings at Oskaloosa, Iowa. By Anderson, of Kansas—To declare duties, enforce obligations and regulate the service of railroad companies as car riers of interstate commerce. By Connell—For a public building at Beatrice, Nebraska. By Laws—For a public building at Hastings, Nebraska. By Cummings, of New York—A joint resolution for the erection of a statue to the memory of the late Samuel J. Tilden. The resolution read as follows: Resolved, That there be appropriated from the treasury of the United States the sum of $50,000 to erect a statue of the late Samuel J. Tilden, to be placed in the center cf the rotunda of the capitol. That on a tablet at the front of the base of said statue there shall be conspicuously engraved these words “Samuel J. Tilden, the nineteenth president of the United States—elected, but not seated. [Applause on the democra tic side. ] That on the right of the square base shall be engraved the date of the birth, election and death of such president, and that on the opposite side shall be engraved an eagle with a snake in his talons, and under them these words: “For the right ” Resolved. That the president of the of the United States, chief justice of the supreme court, president of the senate and speaker of the house of representatives be authorized to superintend the expenditure of money and that a copy of these resolutions with the names and titles of said dignitaries be engraven on on the rear of said base. Mr. Sweeney, of Iowa, inquired whether the gentiemhn expected the inscription to be in cipher. By Grosvenor—For a military national perk. (The Chickamauga bib) By McCord.—For the public buildings at Marietta, Chippewa Falls and Ash land, Wisconsin. The house then proceeded in a com mittee of the whole to consideration of a bib to provide for town site lands in Oklohama, but no action wm taken. The committee rose and the house adjourned. CONGRESSIONAL GOSSIP. Senator Plum*’* Seal Fisheries Bill— Oilier Blatters Washington, Jan. 13 — Senator Plumb to-day introduced a bill to repeal so much of the act of July I, 1870, as authorized tee leasing of the rights to engage in taking fur seals from the islands of St Paul and St George, Alaska. The bill provides that all authority heretofore conferred upon the secretary of the treasury to lease the rights of seal fisheries to any company be repealed. The bill also requires the secretary to pro-regulations prohibiting the „ and Idling of teals or other fur-animals by any but natives and the numbers to be taken Postoffice Cb toffee In low* During tbs Poet Ween. SpecRi to TH* HAWii-lY*. Washington. Jan. 13.—Postoffice changes in Iowa during the week ending January ll, 1890: Established—Jamestown, Scott county, Clara B. James Postmasters Appointed—Blue Grass, Scott county, Abraham Stapleton; College Springs, Page county, James L. McLean; Danville, Des Moines county, Joseph L. England; Muchackinoch. Mahaska county, F. P. Cook; Northfield, Des Moines county, Mary E McConnell, Tracy, Marion county, Robert L. Garden; Willey, Carrob county, Barney Greteman._ GENERAL WASHINGTON NEWS. Secreter? Proctor’s Nuggsetloas far tie Relief cf Indian Prisoners. Washington, Jan. 13.—Secretary Proctor, who has been for some months giving earnest consideration to the amelioration of the condition of the Apaches, who have been held prisoners of war since Geronimo and his band surrendered to General Miles, to day submitted a con elusion to the president in two alternative suggestions—one that the purchase of a tract of land in the mountains of western North Carolina; the other that the consent of congress be requested for their transfer to some point in the Indian territory if satisfactory negotiations can be negotiated. The latter suggestion has been approved by the secretary of war and he recommends its adoption. hepburn's opinion Solicitor of the treasury Hepburn, in in his report to Secretary Windom, giving the results of his recent investigation .of emmigr&tion matters at the port of New York, expressed the opinion that the present contract with the board of emmigration should be terminated by giving the necessary sixty days notice and the whole supervision should be placed under the direction of the officer of the treasury department and under the collector of the port of New York railroad matters. The Question of Differential Fares Chicago, Jan. 13.—The chairmen of the Central Traffic Trunk Line associa tions who have beeu considering the questions of differential fares on eastbound traffic, have reached a decision, which will not be made public till Thursday. Tae system, it is claimed, will be of no value unless the western roads use differentials as losing rates Consequently, the western general pas senger agents have been asked to meet here Wednesday for conference. refused to grant an injunction. New York, Jan. 13.—Judge Hare, in the court of common pleas, this morning, read a lengthy opinion refusing to grant the injunction asked for by Evin & Bhelmerdine against the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad company, the object of which at present was to postpone the annual election of officers, which is to be held to-day and in full to do away with the voting trust of that company alto gether. ________ A MID-OUE AN EXPLOSION. Ten Tool of Dynamite Blow rn Skip to Atom*. I|ew Bedford, Mass , Jan. 13.—News was received here to-day That the British bark Monarch, with ten tons of dynamite aboard, naught fire in mid-ocean Novena ber 29. The crew put off in boats and watched the great explosion In was something fearful, and on a ship one hundred *nd thirty miles distant was taken for a falling meteor. Part of the crew were taken by a whaler to Capetown Others doubtless escaped. A FOURTEEN BOUNDER. Hevaffe Slagging et Man Francisco--The anlUvan and JacReoe Mill San Francisco, Jan. 13 —Fourteen savage rounds were fought to-night between the featherweight champion—Ike Weir, the “Belfast spider,” and Billie Murphy, of Australia, the*‘spider” being knocked out President Fulda, of the California Athletic club, announced to the crowd that John L 8u’-fiv&n had agreed with the accredited representative of the club on a purse for which he would meet Peter Jackson in the last fight of his life. The amount was $15,000 and Jackson had accepted the terms.  _ Murdered By Whits Cape Crothermlk, Ind., Jan. 13.—Early yesterday morning a party of masked men broke open the door cf a bou?e occupied by Andy Slate a weli-to do farmer and shot him dead because he bad re fused to leave the country. The raiders then went to the house of John Warner, whom they hauled from bed, tied to a tree and cruelly whipped. No cause for the outrages is known. Sleeplessness, nervous prostration, nervous dyspepsia, dullness, blues cured by Dr. Miles’ Nervine. Samples free at J H Witt*** Hmg st/w_ Governor stone Inangnrated Jackson, Miss., Jan 13 —John Marshall stone was inaugurated governor today. In his inaugural address special reference was made to the reunion next May at Vicksburg of the “blue and gr*7”    __ No Christmas and New Year’s table should be without a boule of Angostura Bitters, the world renowned Appetizer of exauiatt*- flavor. Usurers of eocntorfetts._ A New Blow at Basset shop*. Chicago, Jan. 12.—The board of trade at its annual meeting to-day aimed a new blow at the bucket shops by authorizing the director* to cut off misquotations at thrir Discretion. FORCED TO WITHDRAW PORTUGAL RECALLS RER TROOPS PRO! THE BANKS OF TEE SHIRE. Lisbon, Jan. 13 —Mr Glynn Petro, the English minister, on Saturday imparted to Senhor Gomes, minister of foreign affairs, England’s ultimatum, demanding the recall of the Portuguese forces, officials, and expeditions of every kind from the banka of the Shire, be-yond the confluence of the Rus, and south of the Simbesi, and from Mashon-aland. Portugal failed to reply in twenty-four hours the British legation would board the Enchantress and await a reply at Vigo. The king immediately convened a cabinet council to consider the ultimatum. The government replied to Minister Glynn Petre that Portugal, yielding to strong pressure from a power of the first rank, being too weak to withstand t, would order the withdrawal of the ortuguese from the Shire and M&shona-and, reserving all rights to the Portuguese crown in those territories It is asserted that this decision was further influenced by reports of an intention on the part of the British to make naval demonstrations at Quillimane, Delagoa bav and St. Vincent. It is reported that the opposition in tho cortes will make a strong attack on the government for its attitude in this matter. THE BRITISH LEGATION ATTACKED. A mob, composed of students and others, shouting “Dawn with the ministry!” attacked the British legation yesterday. They demolished the escutcheon on the building and smashed the windows The police were powerless to control them. They then broke the windows of the residences of the various members of the ministry, after which they dispersed. ARRESTS MADE. The city has resumed its ordinary aspect. Patriotic and anti English manifestations were made at theatres and in front of the king’s palace at Belem Fifty pere ms who took part in riotous demonstrations were arrested. THE TIMBS REJOICES London, Jan. 13.— the Times says; The independent attitude of Portugal required sharp treatment. We rejoice that Lord Salisbury was equal to the occasion. THE CABINET RESIGNS. Libson. Jan. 13.—The cabinet has resigned. There is much excitement in city. Crowds paraded the streets last night crying “Viva Pinto” and “Viva Portugal.” A NEW MINISTRY. Lisbon, Jan. 13 —It is now reported that Lenhor Pimental will form a ministry and Ilintzeribeiro will take the portfolio of foreign affairs. Gomes personally expressed to Glynn Petre his regret at the insults offered to him. The government officially assured tho minister the escutcheon would be replaced, all damage repaired and all persons concerned in the outrage punished. There is a movement for the formation of a patriotic league to put into operation an international “boycott” against English commerce. KING ALFONSO IMPROVING. Madrid, Jan. 13 —Alfonso’s condition continues to improve and his restoration to perfect health ie considered certain. Minor Foreign Matters. London, Jan. 13.—A stone with the simple legend “Browning. ’89,” hasbeen placed over the poet’s grave in Westminister abbey. Fifty thousand miners are now on a strike in the Durham district for an advance of fifteen per cent in wages. Lord Hartington, who has been seriously ill with congestion of the lungs, is better. It is stated in St. Petersburg that General Richter, adjutant general of the army, upon whom the czar has recently bestowed various marks of favor, will succeed General Vannowski as minister of war. _ WHISKY ABLAZE. Ta# Monarch Distillery of Peoria De rn agen to ta* Extent of 9J6I,. 500. Peoria, Jan. 13 — At 2:30 o’clock yesterday afternoon the Monarch distillery was discovered to be on fire. The flame* were pouring out of the tower, and this and the meal house and malt kilos adjoining were totally destroyed. By great effort the firemen prevented the flames from reaching the bonded warehouse, where 200 OCK) barrels of whisky and high wines were stored ready for shipment. The cattle pens adjoining the warehouse were also saved, and with them thousands of cattle being fed for the Chicago market. Seven copper stills, with all the appurtenances, machinery, and pipes, were destroyed. One hundred thousand gallons of untaxed, high-proof spirits lent fury to the flames and swelled the loss $15,000. Two buildings, $15,000 worth of grain, malt kilns, engines ani machinery destroyed foot up a loss of $161f*500, MEN AND GRAIN BURNED. Baltimore, Jan. ll —The grain elevator known as the Northern Central elevator No. 3, with a capacity of 750,-000 bushels, the property of the Baltimore Elevator company, was burned tonight. The elevator was worth $300,-000 and the loss on corn is $280,000 The corn was owned by individual shippers and was fully insured. The British steamship Sacorbae-co, lying near the wharf, was entirely destroyed bv the flames from the elevator. The British steamers North Erie and Echo bad their masts and rigging destroyed. Three of the crew of the Sacrobasoo are missing and it is believed they were burned to death. Four other sailors are seriously burned. The sailors aboard the Hacrobasco had no choice but to jump into the water and swim for their fives. Some whose cries were heard were picked after being in the water two hours. —Joe Murphy in “Shaun Rhue” Thin day night. Tickets this morning. A Pa Bette Incident. A peculiarly pathetic incident mark the closing of the life of Alonzo Sto dard, the well-known Boston tenor, wl recently passed away with typhoid fevi As he lay delirious on his cot in the he pi tai breathing his last, a sudden inspir tion seemed to revivify him, and to ll wonder of all he sat upright in his cow and began to sing in his familiar robu voice one of his favorite operatic solo He never sang with more feeling or wil more beauty of tone. The song wj sung from beginning to end; the “ notes died away, and just as they the singer fell back in his bed, dea Heart failure had suddenly carried awa his breath of life and silenced his vr* forever. |g    Dear    Little    Seal. I Mr. Honeymoon—Did you | batton on my coat, darling? ■Mrs. Honey moon —No, sweetheart couldn’t find the button—but I the buttonhole, and He all right. I ;