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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - January 16, 1890, Burlington, Iowa THE BURLINGTON HAWKEYE. Established: June, 1839.]BURLINGTON, IOWA, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 16, 1890. L NO SIGNS OF ITS BEING BODIEN FOB SOME TIME. Governor-KIeet Boies Goes Home Unwell—What is Being Done Among I he Workers-The Senate and House Proceeding*. apodal to Tm Hawkeye. Des Moines, Jan. 15.—The scene in tho house chamber this morning was very lively. Just before time to be called to order there was a buzz of excitement among the leaders of the two parties, brought about by the fact that all members were not present. During t he night two more republican members were almost disabled by sickness, and an additional cot was brought in for them. Gardner, of Washington, was able to sit up, but Yergey, of Montgomery, had to lie still on his cot and his attendant was very solicitous for his comfort. Smith, of Mitchell, was not present at the opening, so a messenger had to be sent for him On the democratic side there was one absentee, so filibustering on that side was necessary also. The democrats were very much excited over the fact that McDcrmid, one of the independents, could not be found and Chairman Dunn was very much excited eve** the matter. However, while they had several hacks running hither and thither, the gentleman himself appeared on the scene and they took good care not to show their anxiety on his account to the gentleman himself. The democrats are straining every nerve to hold the independents in line and are basing all their hopes of success on being able to keep on good terms with these necessary allies. Outwardly they express the greatest confidence and brag a great deal, but in the secret caucuses of the few faithful in whose charge matters have been placed, a feeling of alarm and dread of disaster is plainly apparent. In fact they are rather overdoing the matter in their attentions to our good independent friends aud at least two of th‘*m are not going to sacrifice their individuality. There was a great desire on the part of the members to get their seats perms neatly located, and this furnished an excellent opportunity on the part of the republicans to delay roil call till all their members were here. The matter was discussed for about half an hour and then declared out of order when all the republicans were . resent. The two roll calls showed no signs of weakening on either tide, aud it is difficult to say how long the deadlock will continue. The resolution in regard to pairing was very good measure, and both sides said it should have been adopted before. The sight of men boing carried in on cots in order that the party may be sustained is one that is moving to say the least, and the fight can be carried on by means of pairing as well as by actual presence. The resolution in full was aa follows: It is hereby mutually agreed upon between the receptive committees therefor autaonzud that if any member of either party shall become so seriously ill that it w mid endanger life, if he should attend the session of the house, and a cert ficate of a regularly practicing physician be produced certifying that iu nis opinion such is the fact, or if any member of either par'y shall be called away by sick ness of a dangerous character in his family, or death therein, then in either case a member of the opposition party, selected by the committee in charge of such party shall pair with such sick member or one so called away upon all questions of orcar z ition in the house. N B. Holbrook, Democrat. E L Hobbs, Republican Immediacy after the adj urnment both parties went into caucus to try to reach some st lution of the problem From expressions of opinion on b th sides the only opinion prevalent is that the deadlock is liable to continue for a good whi e] Th e dispatch which was sent from Cedar Rapids to the Leder with reference to Judge Rothrock leaving Cedar Rapids to enter the canvos for United States senator and that Senator bmith would not in such an event enter the republi can caucus is Without any foundation cf fact whatever. Judge R ithrock is a member of the supreme court which meets here this coming week, and conus here to attend to his judicial duties So far as Senator Smith is concerned, he is a warm admirer of Senator Allison and also a member of the republican caucus committee of the senate. The Leader of Des M in* f says that a senatorial caucus w.il be held this evehing, but there is ro truth in tho report as dtfimite arrangements have as yet not been made, although the matter is under consideration. LAUK abies favored fturpristBg Action et til* Farmer*' Alliance, Spacial to Th* HiWE-Knt. Des Moines Jan. 15 —The Farmers Alliance held a business meeting today. All shades of political opinion were represented, the most being democrats and union la^or men They adopted a resolution denouncing the school book trust and favoring the election of Governor Larrabee as sensor. The latter resolution was reported and adopted after protests by many s-peakers. A committee was sent to Governor Larrabee; who said he would decline the office; that he would have met w ith them but it would have been indiscreet There is general surprise at the alliance entering politics The local alliance have had no knowledge of it except those that took part in the political action. The n*w party is not large in the legislature. Every democrat voted fcr the political move and the republicans as far as known voted against it The president, secretary and ex President Steintze are opposed to the the departure. A remonstrance will be prepared by the republicans of the alliance Mr. Sovereign, the democratic candidate for labor commissioner, figured extensively in the meeting. A remarkable pardon. Houten, C. A Schaffer and John R. Schaffer were appointed a committee to prepare a constitution and by laws, so that the association can ask for a state appropriation to assist in carrying on its work. The work of holding farmers’ institutes has been carried on for years without further aid than voluntary contributions, which have been found insufficient, good speakers being unwilling to devote their time and pay their own expenses unless remunerated. So it is said unless aid from some source is forthcoming this valued and important work will have to be abandoned. H D. Shermia, of Monticello, was elected president; R D. Speer, of Ames, vice president; George W. Van Houten, of Lenox, secretary ; and John R. Shalber, of Fairfield, treasurer._ Locating * New College. Des Moines, Jan. 15.—President W. W. Prescott, of the Battle Creek (Mich.) Adventists’ college, is in the city, together with the*committee appointed to locate the new college of the seventh-day Adventists’ denomination. The college is to be the regular institution of that church for nine s ates, including Iowa, and the locating committee consists of coe member for each of the nine states. They are very favorably disposed toward Des Moines, but a committee of four business men of Lincoln, Nebraska, is on the ground with an offer to donate the grounds and buildings, and Des Moines may not feel disposed to do as well. Cnna«d in a Coal Miso Des Moines, Jan. 15.—Walter Button, employed in the Christy coal mines, five melee southeast of this city, waB killed by being crushed between the timbers of the main landing and the cog in the coal abaft early yesterday morning. He was in charge of the pumps and had made several trips up and down and this time attempted to get off the cage at the first landing, but was caught and his head was bally crushed. He was about thirty years old and married, his wife teaching school at Grand Junction Frat?rl# Murphy ’» Good Work. Waverly, Iowa, Jan. 15.—The Waverly temperance crusade has closed so far as Francis Murphy is concerned. Mr. Murphy has addressed the people on twelve different occasions with marvelous success, having secured over one thousand signers to his pledge. Considering the strong anti-temperance feeling that prevailed here prior to Mr. Murphy's coming this can be considered one cf the crowning victories in his temperance career. Farmer*’ inititoU, Spacial to The Hjlwk-Eyb. Creston, Jan. 15.—The Farmers’ Institute opened a two days’ session here this morning chowing a fair attendance from surrounding points notwithstanding the storm. The day was occupied by an address of welcome by Mayor Patterson and a general discussion on profitable farming. George W Van Houten, of Lomax, lectured before the convention this evening_ Pardoned by th* Gevornor. Des Moines, Jan. 15.—William Wans, of Cedar Rapids, who was convicted seven years ago of murder and is now serving a life sentence, ha? been pardoned by the governor on the ground that he should have been convicted of manslaughter instead of murder. The pardon is to take effect April 18. Probably Fatal Accident. Des Moines, Jan. 15.—At the Des Moines and Fort Dodge roundhouse yes terday morning a serious accident happened, which may result fatally to one of tho employes, Patrick McNamara, a wiper, aged about fifty, who was caught between the doors and an engine and badly crushed GENERAL IOWA NEWS. Governor Larrabee Bete Free Cheeter Tourney-- a Celebrated Cave. Special to The Hawa-Bti. Dbs Moines Jan, I5.-rThe most remarkable pardon case that has ever been before the chief executive closed yesterday when Chester Turney stepped from Anamosa prison a free man, his pardon having been made out and signed by Governor Larrabee on Tuesday. The Turney case has a remarkable history. Growing out of it and circumstances surrounding its consideration. Governor Larrabee was indicted last February and stood trial on a charge of criminal libel in the Polk county court and was acquitted. In the campaign of 1887 the case played a prominent part in the election of the governor and during the past three years many hundreds of columns in the newspaper of the state have been devoted to consideration of the case and the appli cation for pardon. Airttiltanl sad la due trial Iastree-tloa. Dna Monns, Jan. 15.—1The Iowa Association of Agricultural and Industrial Instruction met in their fourth annual session here yesterday morning at the oapitbL G. Van Captain 9am Mitchell, the well known Mississippi river man, died at Davenport Monday. Captain R. A. Wareham, postmaster at Plymouth, and a prominent Grand Army man, died Monday J 'seph D x~>n, the boy who was shot at Hastie Friday afternoon, made a statement to the effect that Edward Dougherty shot him because he refused to give him a chew of tobacco. Dougherty is 8till at large and has not been seen or heard of since the shooting. There are but slight hopes of Dixon s recovery. The Death Boll. Boston, Jan. 15.—Charles B. Danforth, for over twentv five years city editor of the Boston Herald, died of pneumonia this morning, aged forty- seven- Lewiston, Idaho, Jan. 15.—Hon. Judge Jno. Lee Logan died to day. In March 1888 he was appointed associate justice of the supreme court of Idaho. Bt Paul, Jan 15.—Kthelbert L Dud ley vice president of the St. Paul arui Duluth railroad died this evening, aged forty-five. t    ..... " The West VlrglBl* Legislature. Charleston, W. Va., Jan. 15 —The legislature convened at noon to decide the gubernatorial contest. Tnree repub bean senators are absent on account o* sickness, as is also one member of the house, and two democratic members have not yet arrived. This leaves the democrats a majority of three on joint ba lot, but it is understood that the clem ocrats are not disposed to push matters at this time._ Brie*'* Ktaction Confirm**. Columbus, Jan. 15.—A joint session of the legislature to day formally declared Calvin 8 Brice elected to the United Hi ates senate amid much enthusiasm. Brice made a brief speech in ac knowledgement and was presented to the members. Washington, Jan. 15 —Walker Blaine the examiner of claims in the state de partment and the eldest son of .lames G Blaine, secretary of state, died at the family residence ot 8:20 o’clock th.a evening of acute penumcnia. superinduced by an attack cf la grippe. He lad been ill ocly a few days and the death is a sudden and severe shock to an unusually large circle of friends, who were not aware he was dangerously ill until this morning, while the family are >rotrasted with grief. He was not feeing well all last week and Friday he became much worse and was compelled to take to his bed. The secretary gave a dinner party Monday night to a number of peo pie prom meet in official society and Walker Blaine was then feeling so much better he sat up for some time chatting with the guests and afterwards walked about the house. He contracted additional cold which quickly settled on his lungs and deva! ped into acute pneumonia last night. This morning his condition was so alarming all the immediate relatives of the family were hastily summoned nome by telegraph. He was delirious most of the day with an exceedingly high temperature and painfully labored respiration. Walker Blaine graduated from Yale college in 1876 and, studying law, received his diploma if rom Columbia col-ege, New York, in 1878 In 1881, while Garfield was on his deathbed, he sent for Walker Blaine and appointed him third assistant secretary of state, saying he appreciated his ability and desired to show it. After serving in this capacity very acceptably f or neeriy a year. He was appointed on the Alabama claims commission, where be served with great credit from 1882 to 1885. On the advent of the present administration he was appointed solicitor of the state department, a position which he has also filled with great credit and ability. President and Mrs. Harrison called very soon after Mr. Blaine’s death and vice president and Mrs. Morton came soon afterwards. Justices larlan and Gray, of the supreme court, most of the members of the Maine dele gation, Representative Hill and many others well known in official and social ile also called, No arrangements for the funeral will be made until to-morrow “We are coming Father Abraham SOO, OOO more” to indorse the good and effec rive qualities of Dr. Bull’s Cough Syrup in every case of coughs, colds, etc. As a cure for chapped and chafed hands nothing equals the celebrated Salvation Oil For sale by all druggists. Price only 25 cents a bottle. A Town Burned. Jackson, Miss., Jan. 15.—The business portion of Flora, Mississippi, with the exception of a small store, was burned last night. The town is on a branch of the Illinois Central railroad and has about a thousand inhabitants. WALKER BLAINE DEAD HE HUMBLY SUCCUMBS TO AK ATTICA OF 8R1P-PNEUI0MH His Death a Terrible Shock to Many Friends and Relatives - The Deadly Malady Contracted at a Party Given by His Father. THE SENATE. Sick headache Is rea diiy cured by Hood's Sarsaparilla, which tones and regulates the 'tigestion. and create* an appetite. Look ins Out For Hie Customers. America. Druggist—James, I wish you would be particularly careful about your pre-scriptiohs this week. James—Yes, sir. I’m always as care ful as possible, sir. Druggist—Be especially particular not to use arsenic by mistake when you are putting up quinine piils. James—I trust that my regard for human life would prevent me making such a stupid blunder. Druggist—That’s all very well, as far as it goes, but I see by this morning’s paper that arsenic is way up, and we don’t want to waste any. No table should be without a bottle of Angostura Bitters, the world renowned Appetizer of exquisite flavor. Beware of counterfeit*.    __ Women Voter*. Emma Harriman. We want the ballot, not became we want to plunge into Hie “dirty pool,” but because we want to drain it. fill it up, and plant good seed where it now stagnates. ________ “What is sweeter than to have a friend you can trust?” ashed Bawkins. “To have a friend who will trust you,” replied Dawkins. —Hartford Times. Senator Turpte Speaks in Favor of Recognizing tke Republic of Brazil. Washington, Jan. 15—After some pleminary business the senate took up Morgan’s resolution recognizing the united states of Brazil as a free independent and sovereign state, and Turpie proceeded to make a speech in support cf it. He said he had voted again et the reference of the resolution because he thought delay occasioned by reference wholly unnecessary. Be favored immediate recognition of the republic of Brazil. He was not one of those who entertained the opinion that congress was bound by the adion or non-action of the executive or of the 6tate department about such matters as the recognition of a new nationality, especially a new republic. Congress might co-operate with those authorities. The position, he said , of the admin 1st taxation toward the new republic of Brazil was one of strict neutrality and supine indifference. There was not in the message of the president a word of sympathy or encouragement to the revolutionary movement. As to the presi dr-nt’s suggestion of awaiting popular assent to the change of government in Brazil, Turpie said a revolution was not the first step, but the last step. There was always a popular assent before a revolution became flagrant and successful. The assumpiion in the president’s message that the revolutionary government of Brazil had been established with or agamst the assent of the people disclosed the real attitude of the administration towards the new government. It approached very nearly the condition of covert hostility. It even expressed, partly concealed, but very apparent, a sneer at the sovereignty cf the republic of Brazil The time had come when the existence and authority of the republic of Brazil could be no longer controverted in words. It could be controverted only by war. The chairman of the committee on foreign relations (Sherman) had told the senate it should wait and inspect the new constitution of Brazil. The United States, however, was not concerned to know what were the particular provisions of, that constitution, The president of the United States had been long known as a republican—using the word in a larger and better sense— but Turpie feared in this instance. The president was a very much belated re publican on the case of Brazil; even Mr Blaine seemed to limp and linger in the rear of opportunity. He contrasted the delay in the recognition of the republic of France in 1870 by Mr. Washburne under instruction of President Grant. He trusted the delay in the recognition had not already lead to a very serious mis construction of the ulterior motives and intentions of the United States government. The resolution went over without further action Sherman introduced a bill to provide for a permanent national bank circulation; referred. Mr. Chandler offered a resolution (which was referred to the committee on contingent expenses) instructing the committee on immigration to investigate the various laws of the United States and of the several states relative to immigration; also to investigate the working of contracts made by the secretary of the treasury. The senate then took up the calendar and passed the following senate bills: Relating to homestead entries in the Indian territory. To authorize the construction of a bridge across the Missouri river within one mile of the mouth of the Kansas river. Appropriating $300,-000 for the purchase of a site and the erection of a building at Washington for a hall of records.__ TILK HO USIE. bill) permitting members to sue in the coart of claims. It was defeated—yeas 136, nays 138—and a motion to recon rider was entered by Bland, who had voted in the negative in order to enable him to make a motion. The motion was promptly tabled, however, and a vote was secured ordering the majority bill (appropriating $75 OOO to reimburse the members for their lost salary) to be engrossed and read the third time. This having been done B and demanded a reading of the engrossed hill, but the speaker held that under the general parliamentary law this was not necessary. The vote was then taken on the bill and it was defeated—yeas 126, nays 142 - as follows; Yeas—Adams, Anderson of Mississippi, Arnold, Banks. Bartioe, Bayne, Beckwith, Belknap, Biggs, Blount Boater, Boothman, Bouteria, Brains, Buchanan New Jersey, Bullock, Butterworth, Candler of Georgia, Candler of Massachusetts, Cannon, Catcbingc, Cheatham, Clarke of Alabama, Clark of Wisconsin, Cogswell, Comstock, Conger, Connell, Cothran, Crain, Culbertson Pennsylvania, Cutcheon, Dalsoll. Darlington, D&v.dson, Debaven, Dengley, Dorsey, Dannell, Farquahar, Gulley, Flood, Frank, FurstoD, Gear, Gest, Gifford, Gictnhalge, Grant. Hall, Hansbrough, Houghan, Hayes. Haynes, Henderson of Illinois, Hermann, Hill Hitt, Hooker Hopkins, Kelley, Kennedy, Keip of Iowa, Kinsey Laidlow, Lawler, Laws, Lehlback, Lewis, Lodge, Mason. McCord, McKenna, Miles, Milliken, Moffitt, Mjore of New Hampshire, Mirey, M irgan, Morrill, Morse, Mulch-ler, Neidringhaus, Nute, Oates, O'Neil of Massachusetts, O Neil of Pennsylvania, Owens of Ohio, Payne, Payson, Pendleton, Perry, Pickier, Price, Randall of Massachusetts, Reed of Iowa, Rife, Robertson, Rowe, Russell, Sawyer, Scranton, Skinner, 8mith, Smyser, Snyder, Spooner, Springer, Stephenson, Stewart of Ver Mont. Stockdale, Thayer of Illinois, Joseph D. Taylor, Thomas, Thompson. Townsend of Colorado, Townsend of Penasylvania, Turpin, Van-dever, Van Schaick, Walker of Massa chusetts, Wheeler of Michigan, Wick ham. Williams cf Ohio, Wright, Voder —126. Nays—Abbott, Allen of Michigan, Anderson of Kansas, Andrew, Atkinson, Baker, Bankhead, Selden, Blanchard, Bland, Bliss, Breckinridge of Arkansas, B'eckinridge of Kentucky, Brewer, Brookshire, Brunner, Buchanan of Virginia, Bunn, Burrows, Burton, Bynum, Campbell, Carlton, Caruth, Cate, Chip-man, Cheadle Clancy, Clements, Clunie, Coleman, Cooper of Indiana, Cowles, Craig, Crisp, Culberson of Texas, Cum mings, Dargin, Dibble, Dockery, Dffili-ver, Dunphy, Edmunds, Elliott, Ellis, Ealoe, Evans, Fitch, Fithean, Flick, Flower, Foreman. Forney, Fowler, Geis-senheimer, Goodnight, Grimes, Grosvenor, Hare, Hatch, Heard, Hemphill, Henderson of Iowa, Herbert, Holman, Honk, Jackson, Kerr of Pennsylvania, Ketcham, Kilgore, Knapp, Lacey, La-follette, Lane, Lanham, Lester of Georgia, Lester of Virginia, Lind, Mansur, Martin of Indiana, Martin of In diana, Martin of Texas, McCarthy, Mc-Clammy, McClellan, McComas. Mc Cornrick, McCreary, McKinley. McMillan, McRoe, Montgomery, Moore of Texas, Norton, O’Donnell, O Farrell, Onborne, Owen of Indiana, Pairett, Paynter, Bell, Pennington, Peters, Pierce, Quinn, Raines, Ray, Reilly, Richardson, Sayers, Scull, Sherman Slively, Spinola, Stablknecker, Stewart of Georgia, Stewart of Texas, Stivers, Stockbridge, Stone of Kentucky, htone of Missouri, Stump, Sweeney, Tarpey, Taylor of Tennessee, Tillman, Tracy, Tucker, Turner of Georgia, Turner of New York, Venable, Wade, Walker of Missouri, Washington, Wheeler of Alabama. White, Wiley, Williams of ll iinois, Wilson of Kentucky, Wilson of Missouri, Wilson of Washington, Wilson of West Virginia, and Yardley.—142. A motion to reconsider and a motion to lay that motion on the table was entered. Hilt, of Illinois, rising to a question of privilege, read a circular issued by the National Butter, Cheese and Eggs asso c ation, charging him with having introduced a bill for the abolition of the tax on oleomargarine. He said he had been one of those who had been most inter ested in the assage of what was known as the oleomargarine bill. He had intro euced no such bill as was referred to in the circular and could conceive of no reason why such a circular should be sent throughout the northwest. The charge was without foundation. GENERAL CONGRESSIONAL GOSSIP Ti MASONIC TRAGEDY How, a Popular Preacher Lost His Life While Being Initiated Into the Mysteries of the Order— Opinions of Masons. IKe Question of Silver Other aaueiR, Coinage— The BUI to Reimburse tit* Loser* bv SII coft’* Defalcation Defeated. Washington, Jan. 15.—The house resumed the consideration of the report of the special committee on the Silcot de* falcation. Stewart, of Vermont, argued in favor of the majority report for an appropriation to reimburse the members for their lost salaries. Oates, of Alabama, Cannings, of Mississippi, and Payson, of Illinois, also supported the majority report Herbert favored Hemphill’s proposition to refer the matter to a court of claims. McRae did not believe the house should disgrace itself by making the appropriation. Wike, of Illinois, favored the reference of the whole matter to the judiciary committee for judicial examination. A vote was then taken on the Hemphill bill (Ma substitute tor the majority Washington, Jan. 15.—The house committee on coinage, weigets and measures called upon Secretary Windom this morning and discussed informally tke question of silver coinage. The sec rotary informed the committee that he was preparing a bill on that subject em bodying the features of the plan outlined bis annual report which he expected to have ready for submission to congress by next Monday. It is understood that Conger, of Iowa, will intreduce the bi! in the house. The Russian extradition treaty was re committed to the committee on foreign relations. The republican members of the house committee on rules, in session this morn ing, received a note from Carlise stating that he was prevented from attending by indisposition. The consideration of a code of brules was resumed and some teliigent and large r part of the community acquits the lodge of any blame. Mr. Johnson came to Huntington a little over a year ago from Hannibal.  _  .    Mo , where he was pastor of a church TILL DETAILS OF THE DISTRESSES ACO”!    there a brother and slater, nnva k TTTnrviiinvftu ut tti    whom    he requested that his remains ULKT AT HUKT1K6T0K, W, YA.    betaken. He was about 40 years of age, and had been a widower for sc me time. A peculiarly sad feature is that he wss to have been married February 12 lh next to a prominent young lady of Cat-tlesburg, and all arrangements for the nuptials had been completed. The physicians pronounced the immediate cause of Mr. Johnson's death failure of the heart, due to shock and internal injipy. The Masons suggested the advisability of a post mortem to determine the exact extent and character of the injury, but the frierd§ of the deceased expressed some opposition, and it was not made. Examination of the re mains showed that there was not the 8lighest external mark or bruise. WHAT MASONS SAY. The fatal accident in the Huntington odge caused a great deal of comment among Masons It was all the more surprising as none of them had ever heard of a serious accident while the royal arch degree was being exemplified. One who has taken the very highest degree in the Masonic order, was seen yesterday snd stated h8 had read the account of the affair with much interest. “There is no reason why accidents should occur in any of the degrees,” he said “provided proper precautions are taken. As for myself. I generally in quire very particularly about the candidates, and when a fellow tells me he is feeling nervous I look out for him. Of course a candidate has got to keep his lead about him. If he loses that, something may happen. The particular thing the present case is that there is less danger about the royal arch degree than any of the others. It is the easiest of all just as easy as to carry a hod—but cf course in carrying a hod you’ve got to keep a cool head or you’ll fall from the ladder. As far as my memory goes there have been some half a dozen FATAL ACCIDENTS TO CANDIDATES While being initiated in the various degrees I have never heard of acy in the royal arch degree except that at Hunt-ogion. They have mostly occurred in the third or master s degree, which you might term the most exciting of all. The danger, of course, is f rom nervous shock and it is always best to find out if the candidate has ever been threatened with heart trouble The last case I can recall occurred some six or seven vears ago. A cand’date in a Pennsylvania lodge was taking the mas ter’s degree when he suddenly fell to the floor, and when picked up he was dead A sudden nervous shock had affected his heart and caused death Of course there had to be an examination and the coroner investigated the matter I don’t remember whether there was a formal inquest or not. The Ma sonic influence in that community was great, and my impression is that the matter was finally smoothed over and nothing came of it. Very little publici ty was given to the affair. Another prominent Mason was seen who declared that there was no reason for aecia en t. ic any of the ceremonies and especially in those attending the taking of the royal arch degree. In fact there wan no real necessity for the deep vault. In many of the lodges the candidates merely walk into a room, which did equally as well, as the ceremony was entirely symbolical. The greatest offense that could be committed in a lodge room would be to do something which would make light of the proceedings or detract from their dignity Whenever accidents occurred, no effort was made to conceal the manner in which they occured. It would be useless The man was dead. and then tne j&w officers stepped in. The worse thing in such un event that Masons could do would be to claim the victim died in the elevator or hallway, aud bind themselves with an oath to swear to the falsehood. The facts would be bound to come out s^me time. Had such things oeen d ’me, the Masonic order could not have lived as long as it had. In his long experience he could remember but one accident. During the ceremonies at the Scottish Rite cathedral one of the par ticipants, but not a candidate, had broken his leg by jumping from the stage. Huntington, W. Va., Jan.- 15.—The distressing accident which happened in this city daring the progress of the ceremonies of the royal arch degrees of Masonry, has thrown the city of Huntington into general mourning, and by no class of the community is Mr. Johnson’s fate more regretted than by the secret fraternity whose ceremonies closed the revereng gentleman’s useful career. Mr. Johnson was pastor of one of the largest congregations in Huntington, and outside of his immediate flock was also held in the highest esteem. In the face of THIS GREAT AND UNEXPECTED SORROW which has befallen the lodge, the members have tom aside as far as possible the veil shielding the mysteries of the ceremony, and explained fully the details attending the accident. The building was built specially for Masonic purposes. In the third floor is the lodge room proper. One feature of the ritual occurs in what is known as the dark room. This is an apartment on the third floor. It is about eight feet wide and twenty feet ong. At one end is a window, and at the other a door, opening into the lodge room proper, which is lighted with electricity. In the middle of the little room is a three-foot trap which OPENS INTO A VAULT. t has a depth of some thirteen feet. In the ceiling of the dark room is a hook, to which is fastened a double block and tackle. The first block is close to the ceiling, while the second is near the floor and directly over the trap. A rope seven-eighths of an inch thick passes three times over the top block. It is attached to a ring above the second block, the end being wrapped around similar to a hangman’s knot. Beneath the lower lock hangs a short loop, through the end of which is passed a short stick or bar. This stick is straddled by the candidate, his legs hanging on either side, while he clutches the block with his lands and holds himself in position. He is then lowered into the vault by the members of the lodge, who have hold of the other end of the rope, which generally lies loosely piled upon the floor. The ceremony at this point is symbolic of the search in the RUINS OF KING SOLOMON’8 TEMPLE. The vault represents the ruins and the candidate one of a party making a search. The block and tackle had been in constant use by the Huntington Lodge for over three years. There had never been any thing to arouse the slighest suspicion of its weakness. In fact, the machinery, paraphernalia and furnishings of the lodge room were the finest and most complete of any in the state. The initiation began last Friday evening. It was about IO o’clock when the dark room was reached and arrangements for the final ceremony commenced One of the members had descended into the vault and made the usual preparations There were six or seven members taking part in the ceremony besides the two candidates THE SCENE WAS A WEIRD ONE On the window sill rested an oil lamp, whose flickering light threw fanciful shadows on the walls of the “dark” room. The door at the other end was open, and the rays from the electric light entered The vault looked like a black, yawning chasm. Netther of the candidates was blindfolded. Both could see every thing that was going on, and perfectly understood the workings of the machinery by which they were to descend into the vault. Mr. Johnson was a tall, well-built man, weighing some one hundred and eighty pounds. He had seated himself astraddle the bar, and caught the block with his hands Suddenly there was a whirring sound. The end of the rope was seen to JERK LOOSE FROM THE BING above the block. In some way, most probably from the long and constant use. the rope had been gradually becoming loosened and unwrapped, and Mr. Johnson’s heavv weight detached it entirely The end flew toward the ceiling, and there was a sudden relaxation of the en tire machinery. Mr. Johnson disappeared, and an instant later was heart the dull sound with which he struck the hard floor of the vault, thirteen feet be low. The members standing about the trap and holding the rope were almost PARALYZED RY THE ACCIDENT. Their cries brought the rest of the lodge to the apartment. One coil of the rope still remained over the upper block. With it a gentleman was lowered into the vault. Lights were brought and the unfortunate preacher was fcuad lying on his side at full length. He had struck on his left hip. Mr. Johnson was not unconscious, but his deep groaning showed he was suffering the most intense agony. A ladder was lowered into the vault, and, with assistance, he was en changes of minor importance were made, but the subject was not disposed of. Carlisle has signified his intention to vote with the speaker in favor of the proposition to create a special committee on the world’s fair, a majority of the committee on rules is thus secured and a report will be made to the house at the first opportunity. The ways and means committee decided to have no more public hearings after to-morrow, although interested parties may file written statements concerning industries which have been heard from. A favorable report has been ordered on the Breckinridge resolution, calling upon the secretary of the treasury for a statement of German tariff duties with an amendment, including the French, Anstriah and other European tariffs. The naval board of policy appointed to formulate a plan for building a navy commensurate with the dignity and power of the nation in their report to the secretary of the navy will recommend the construction of ninety-two vessels of different types and sizes which will cost, together with their maintenance daring the fourteen years, $280,000 OOO. REJOICED WITH PRAYER. South Dakota Legislature Celebrate tho Passage of Its First BUI. Purrs, S. D., Jan. 15.—1The first bill passed by the legislature of South Dakota reached the governor this afternoon. It was senate bill No. 4, entitled “An act to provide for refunding the outstanding indebtedness of the state of South Dakoa. Both houses adjourned for five minutes to celebrate the event After loud cheering paryer was called for and the two houses in joint assembly bowed their herds while fervent prayer was said by the chaplain, asking that this first act of the new commonwealth be blessed by the omnipotent and that all other acts may be worthy of the same. BnrllBgtoa’e Hew Postmaster. Special to Tbs Ha wx-Btx. Washington. Jan. 15.—The president to-day sent lo the senate the nomination of James Nelson Martin as postmaster at Burlington, Iowa. Hibbard’s and blood ■ ’Herb Extract” cines scrofula Bm mA Wonderful Cure.” affied to slowly mount until ready handsl could    ■ draw him out of the vault, ■ He was carried to a stretcher and the] doctor summoned. While awaiting their] coming Mr. Johnson described his ex! penance. In the brief moment while hel was falling his whole life, he said! seemed to be passing in review before] him. For nearly two hours Mr. Johnson lay in the lodge room. The attending] physicians examined him, but could del ted no outward sign of injury. This^ led them to pronounce his condition as not dangerous. Still he continued to] complain of the most agonizing pain! especially about the lower part of the] spine and chest. He was borne to thd Methodist parsonage where he resided! All that night and the next morning bd continued perfectly conscious. He re! pealed the assurances which he had given as he lay in the lodge room. ■ IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE ACCIDENT,| that he held the members entirely bl amel less, for his injuries had resulted purely^ from unforeseen and unavoidable accil dent Although suffering almost unbear] able agony, Mr. Johnson calmly declared he was resigned to his fate, and that he felt the supreme satisfaction of a Chrisl ti an ready and anxious to meet his God! The scene was a very effecting one, sev| eral of the members being moved to tears. It was resolved to attempt to make no secret of the manner in which Mr. Johnson met his death, but rather to give the fullest possible publicity to the details in order that no censure might rest on the lodge. About three o’clock Saturday afternoon be became semi conscious from the powerful drugs administered to alleviate bis intense sufferings. He lingered in this condition until one o’clock Sunday morning, when he peacefully passed away. Natuarally the reports^ the accident created intense excitement in Huntington. The Masons made no effort to keep the details secret, and on the contrary, took especial pain to explain fully the manner in wMeh the accident happened Particular stress was laid on the fact that the utmost dignity is preserved throughout the ceremony, and that nothing savoring in the slightest of LEVITT OB PRACTICAL JOKING is permissible The result is that the in- Special to Th* Hawk-Btb. Carthage, Jan. 15.—At a late hour this afternoon news comes from the ittle inland town of Fountain Green, twelve miles northeast of here, that Dennis Hobart and Hamilton Duffy, residents of the place had a most brutal fight the result of an old feud. Duffy and Hobart met and after a few words Hobart drew a revolver and held it to )uffy s breast for a full minute trying to discharge the weapon. Hobart finally low ered the revolver when it was discharged doing no harm. Duffy then struck Hobart a terrible blow upon the head with poker and the two men clinched, bloody hand-to-hand conflict en sued and Duffy gave his assailant a terrific beating. It ii? said the men were separated and got to fighting again, when Duffy com polled Hobart to beg for mercy In a few minutes Hobart recommenced the luarrtl and Daffy again gave him a terrible beating. Three bloody rounds fought, and Daffy, *ho is said not to be the aggressor, has put Hobart under the doctor’s care. FARMJKK8* INSTIIUTE. Lsai DAV of th* Scnloa At * arthage-Intereattng Dissuasion*. Special to Th* Hawk-Ky*. Carthage, III, Jan. 15.—The Hancock county farmers’ institute closed its see sion here this evening. An interesting discussion on “The Science of Breeding’ was one of the chief features. Dr. John Zingree spoke concerning “The Tariff from the Farmer’s Standpoint.” Re ports from various sources showed that depredations from rats and field mice have been very large. Tne fruit outlook is good and little apprehension is felt for buds on account of the mild winter. Th* Myer-GUmor* Fight. Chicago, Jan. 15 —The eight rount glove contest between Billy Myer anc Harry Gilmore drew four thousand peopl to Battery D to-night. During the fifth round, and when the fighting was becom iDg very interesting, the police interfered and stopped the entertainment. Myer had the best of it up to that time. of of A PieAKtBR Scam Of health and strength renewed and ease and comfort follows the use Syrup of Figs, as it acts in harmony with nature to effectually cleanse the system when costive or bilious. For sale in 50c and $1.00 battles bv all loading druggists Reprieves for iwo, Ft. Smith. Ark., Jan 15.—George Tobler and Charge Bullard, two of the eight murderers sentenced to be hanged to-morrow, were reprieved by the preai dent to day until January 30. Minor Fire*. The large dry goods store of D. Craw ford, at St Louis, was damaged to the extent of $25,000 by fire yesterday morn ing, caused by electric light wires. TELEGRAHPIC TICKS. One thousand three hundred and fifty four foreigners landed in New York Tuesday. The steamer Mentmore on January passed an iceberg one-fourth of a mile long and 200 feet high. Strikers at the nail factory of the Brooke Irom company, Birdsboro, Penn Sylvania have returned to work. The Erie Railroad company is dis charging employes owing to paralysis of the coal trade caused by mild winter. The New Jersey legislature, which convened Tuesday, raised Governor Ah bett’s salary from $5 OOO to $10,000 a year The new steamer Scandia, which ar rived at New York Tuesday, had her decks washed and two life-boats smashed She sailed by two icebergs, John Allen tried to pass confederate bills on a blind peanut seller in Newark New Jersey, Tuesday, and, having been arrested, killed himself with morphine The black measles are raging at Fordsville, Kentucky, in epidemic form, and several deaths have already occurred. Over one hundred cases are reported in that neighborhood. New York city lest two ex-officialfl Tuesday, E J. Rapp, once alderman, shot himself dead,-and ex-Assemblyman Hogan tumoled into the cellar of his residence and broke his head-    _ Sudden change* of weather cense Throat D sasses. There is no more effectual remedy for ooueha, Golds, etc., than Brown'* Bronchial Trod**. Sold only inboxes. Price*eta, L VS. PO HOm TRINER LOCI MURDER. PREYERS A [Price: 15 Cents pee Week. by wire. refusing to meet Jackson for the sum named. He said to a reporter that he would fight Jackson for $30,000, the winner to take all or $25,000, and the loser to take $5 OOO. he Poker Plays an Important Fart in a Bloody Affray Between Two Citizens of Fountain Green. IU.— Other Criminal Happenings. THE SHARON CASK TM* Coart Order* It Postponed Indefinite! f. San Francisco. Jan. 15 —Judge Shaf ter, in the superior court to day, ren dered a decision in the Sharon esse which virtually ends that famous litigation. The principal point in the present controversy was on the demurrer to an answer made by the Sharon heirs. In this answer they incniqorated the decree of the United States circuit court by which an alleged marriage contract between William Sharon and Sarah Althea Hill was declared a forgery and ordered cancelled. Judge Shafter held this decree of the United State* court was in force in all the courts and that the contract has no legal existence. He ordered the Sharon case postponed indefinitely. rascally officials. RAILROAD MATTERS. Th* Examination of a Firm’s irregularities Ordered. Chicago, Jan. 15.—A rule has been issued by Judge Gresham in the federal court rf quiring the officers of the Meade, Van Bakkelen company to submit to ex amination before the master in chancery. This order grows out of certain discoveries made by Thomas Parker, Jr., receiver of the corporation, who alleged that Van Bakkelen. the senior member, dropped between $75,000 and $100,000 of the firm’s money on the board of trade. The receiver also found an item of $20,-000 credited to bills receivable which, it was explained, was an amount due from saloonkeepers for a certain brand of champagne, in the booming of which, Findlay & Co , of New York, are said to have spent $100,000 in the west. The Meade, Van Bakkelen company was a party to the enterprise. a defaulter c aptured. General Passenger Agent* Alerse to Differential Rate*. Chicago, Jan. 15.—The general parson g»r agents of western roads met today to consider the request of eastern lines that eastbound differentials be inserted in the rate sheets of western roads After a good deal of discussion it was agreed that differential fares named by the roads leading eastward from St. Louis, Peoria, Bloomington and Chicago be adapted tor baaing purposes and that a supplement to verious rate sheets be issued to take effect February I. embodying these differential rates. IOWA RAILROAD MATTERS Des Moines, Jan. 15.—The railroad commissioners this morning received a complaint from Isaac Callender and L Weinberg against the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy railway. The petitioners say they engaged refrigerator cars to ship potatoes from L^max. Iowa, and had purchased the potag es ready to ship, when the company refused to furnish the necessary cars, thereby causing a loss to the peti inners of $400 and damaging their business to the extent of $1 OOO, for which they now seek redress. In the matter of the citizens of Algona, asking that a “Y‘ be made connecting tne Chicago, Milwaukee and St Paul and the Chicago and Northwestern roads a’ that point, Be request tai granted and a “Y” ordered. Boonk, lo , Jan 15 —Vies President Reynolds of the I)vS Moines and Northern railroad, which is at present being wideii fed from narrow to standard gauge between Boone arui Des Moines, says that the road would be built this season to Webster City, when it would give the Illinois Cent-^1 an opportunity to get into Des Moines Ii will also probate bo built to Mason City aud connect wit the Manitoba system. The widening of the road will also let the Milwaukee road into Des Moines in better shape than at present Boone people are jubilant over the extension of the road, as it promises to triple the output of coal in this section and will develop this business largely.__ A FRO-A M KUI CAN LEAGUES. National Convention In Session ml i htctio Chicago, Jan. 15.—The national convention of the Afro-American leagues was called to order this morning with delegates present from twenty-one states and the District of Columbia. But the delegates from Il!in< is more than outnumbered all the rest T. T. Fortune, editor of the Age, of New York, was chosen temporary chairman After the appointment of secretaries the remainder of the session was given to the appointment of standing committees. TM* A bicorn)diag Treasurer of Riley County Kansas In th* Toll*. Memphis, Tenn.. Jan. 15.—The sheriff of Riley county, Kansas, arrived in this city this morning to take charge of .James Fortney, the absconding tre&s urer of that county who was arrested here to day on board of the City of Cairo. The exact 8 m "Hint of his shortage is $30,547. A year ago a shortage in his accounts was suspected and suit was brought to have the books investigated but he won the case. Six months later a second suit was entered and resulted iii a mandamus to compel him to show his books Hearing of the writ, Fortney locked the vault in which the company funds were kept and avoided the sheriff by going to Canada. He re-tvrned four months ago and it is claimed robbed the vault and again skipped out. THAT FRAUDULENT FAILURE. Each More Day Bringing to LlgMt Evidence ef Rascality. Chicago, Jan. 15.—Bach day brings to light more frauds in the Deimel Brothers failure. All night long creditors, law yers and expert bookkeepers were at work and a partial statement of the result was made in Judge Collins’ court this morning. Attorney Mayer stated that the insolvents had removed a number of pages from their ledger, inserting others for them; that the firm before the day of failure had shipped away several carloads of machinery and stock. Receiver He liner resigned his position. Joseph Dcitnel was arrested this morning on a capias issued out of the federal court yesterday and was at once taken before Judge Gresham. There it was shown he was under orders from the state court to appear before the master in chancery and make answer concerning the same matter. It appearing, therefore, that the detention of Deimel would under circumstances be in the nature of contempt of process of the state court, Deimel was released from custody. SPORTS IN TROUBLE. Abetter* of tfee Sullivan - Kl lr a1 a Fight to be Extradited. New York, Jan. 15.—William Harding, Jim Wakely, William Muldoon, Mike Donovan and Mike Cleary, who were arrested for participation ia the Sullivan-Kilrain fight in Mississippi, were brought before the recorder to ar- Ee the question of admitting them to bail, specter Byrnes had received extradition papers from Albany this morning. Recorder Smythe refused to admit the men to bail on the extradition paper?, claiming there was no law empowering him to do so. Their counsel -then took the case before Judge Dugro, in the superior court, and he also refused to act on the question of bail He set the hearing in the habeas corpus down for Friday next. HILT- TAKES A HAND. Albany, N. Y., Jan. 15.—Governor Hill has decided the Mississippi requisition cases. He revokes the warrants for Johnson, Harding and Wakely, but decides that Muldoon, Donovan, Murphy, Geary and Butler must be taken to Mississippi in pursuance of Governor Lowry’s requisition. The counsel tor Johnson, Harding and Wakleh filed affidavits showing they in no manner aided or abetted the prize fight, but simply witnessed it. Governor Hill forwarded these affidavits to Governor Lowry, submitting the matter for the latter^ consideration whether in the light of these affidavits he desired to insist upon the extradition of these parties. Weak eyes and inflamed Bds indicate an impure condition of the blood. The best remedy is Ayer’s Sarsaparilla. It vititixes the blood, regulates the secretions, sad expels all scrofulous humors from the system. Try it Price $1. Worth $5 a bottle. _ saturn’* Uittmatam New Yobx, Jan. 16.—John L. Sullivan to-day received a telegram from the California Athletic club, offering bi** $15,-000 to meet Jackson. Balli van replied THE CZAR GOING INS ANS. Sad Condition Prodneed bf a enroute "Mal* of Fear. London, Jan 15.—There is a rumor here that the czar has gone insane, owing to the chronic state of fear in which he lives and the events of the pa«t three weeks He is said to be in a condition of the deepest despondency and insists that his death is drawing near It is also alleged that lie is iu the habit of soothing bis nerves with morphine. GENERAL. FOREIGN NEWS. Revolutionist* Arrested at Lisbon* Lisbon, Jan. 15.—At one o’clock this morning the police arrested seventy persons who were parading the streets and shouting “Down with Ragland.” I'KINCIPUBS KOR CATHOLIC GUIDANCE Rome, Jan. 15.—The pope has issued an encyclical which sets forth the principles which shall guide the Catholics in in their relations toward the state. It says they must obey when such course doet not entail disobedience to divine laws. In countries where the state opposes Catholicism the Catholics must combat th'* enemy but must not tie the church to any political party. BLOTTING IN SPAIN. Paris, Jan. 15 —Intelligence is received here that Don Carlos, the Spanish pretender who is now at Gratz, Austria, is plotting for an uprising in Spain. EARTHQUAKE SHOCKS. Vienna, Jan. 15 — Several earthquake shocks were felt in Corinthia last night. During the performance at a theater in Klagenfurt at the time of the shock, a false alarm of fire was raised and the audience became panic-stricken and fled. Nobody was hurt BM INK BBY HAS A RELAPSE. Cai ho, Jan. 15.—Emin Bey has had a relapse; and is now in a critical condition. Mf Bor Forego Matters London. Jan. 15 —Artalo Brothers, bankers with houses in London, Paris and Madrid have been declared bankrupts, Their liabilities are £400,000. London, Jan. 15.—An extensive robbery of Turkish priority bonds and Mexican national bank shares has occurred. The securities were stolen while in transit from Paris to London. a Liver PII tau discovery. They acton MJI**’ Nerve a An importan the liver, stomach and bowels through the nerves. A new principle. They speedily cure bijiousaeat. bad taste, torpid liver, piles and constipation. Splendid for men, women and children. Smallest, mildeat, surest, 80 doses for 25 centi. Samples free at J. H. Witte’s drug store. Tbe Deadly Boller. New Brighton, Jan. 15.—This afternoon the boiler of a steam shovel uaed by the Pittsburg aud Lake Erie railway in excavating at Fallston, Pennsylvania, exploded. Wesley Francis, of Pittsburg, a repairer of boilers and engines, who had just arrived, was fatally hurt and died in a few minutes. Thirteen workmen were more or less seriously bact, but none fatally_ “Peace in the family.” You can enjoy a good night’s rest and retain peace in the family by keeping Dr. Ball’s Baby Syrup in the house. At once popular and efficacioui it baa ‘ come to stay” We mean Lax ador, th^ * golden” specific for all malarial troubles. Price only 25 cents._ —Shaun Rime to-night. Ab Iowa MB rn Nwietdee. Chicago, Jan. 15.—An unknown Bum committee! suicide last night by jumping into the river. From papers found on his body it is supposed the man ii Erie Glion of Kiron, Iowa CkaakniaiB’* Bv* and gila ointment. A certain cure for Chronic Sore Ejm, Setter, Salt Rheum, Scald Head, Old Chronic Sores, Fever Sores, Eczema, Itch, cases have been cured by it after all other treatment had failed. 25 and 50 cent boxes for sale by a1] dmggi*t« Hancock Commy W. u. T. U* Special to Tbs Ha wk-Bys. Bowen, 111, Jab. 15.—There is a much larger attendance at the meeting ©f tke Hancock County W. C. T. U. than on yesterday, and the convention is a most successful one - A large number of ear* nest temperance workers are present. To-night Mrs Louise Rounds, of Chicago, delivered an address. The conv®** von will adjourn to-morrow evening. La grippe headaches instantly comd by Hoffman’s Harmless Headless Powder, sure and safe; don’t affect the heart. Ute Hibbard * M Herb Extract” for tee: ;