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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - January 17, 1890, Burlington, Iowa THE BURLINGTON HAWKEYE. Established: June, 1839.] BURLINGTON, IOWA, FRIDAY MORNING, JANUARY 17, 1890. [Price: 15 Cents per Week. STILL AT ODDS. THE BEiDLGCK IN TEE STATE LEGISLATURE STILL CONTINUES. Th** Situation in the Home—That Alienee Meeting—Prominent Kern-h rs Speak Their Minds— General Mate News. adopted. An adjournment was then taken until to-morrow. Racial to TBH Hawk-Byx. Des Moines, Jan 16 —It was pleasant lo notice the changed appearance in the house chamber this morning. The floor was entirely cleared of cots and all were spared the sight, of men scarcely able to walk being brought in for the purpose of voting, in order that the party might not suffer defeat. The agreement reach cd yesterday is regarded as the most hu mane action that could have been taken and is universally approved. Under the provisions cf the agreement Representatives Gardner, Yergey and 8mith of Mitchell absented their selves, and the democratic side recognized their claims and announced that the agreement would be honored and three democratic members would not vote on nil questions of a partisan nature Filibustering was, of course, unnecessary. By unanimous consent seats were cnosen The proposition of the republicans for permanent organization was to the effect that Acting Speaker Lane be continued temporary speaker, Kalp be made temporary clerk and the members be sworn in. The discussion following the introduction of tbi3 resolution brought out plainly that the position taken by some democrat?, that they would accept any republican for temporary speaker except Ilsad was inconsistent. No sooner could II Abrook gam the* floor than he moved an amendment making Hatchhiss temporary speaker. It being plain that no conclusion could be reached the roll call on clerk was taken up, but an ad j"’nmn:erst was moved by the republican side which brought out a roll call. By a vote of 45 to 49 it was decided not lo adjourn, so the roll call on clerk was begun. Toe vote resulted 47 to 47 and the house then adjourned till ten o’clock to morrow rn >rniDg Immediate teiy af er adjournment the republicans went into caucus, but it has not yet been learned what they decided to do. The democrats showed th'ir inconsistency very plainly in their actions and remarks It will be remembered their conference con nutter concurred in the report pre seated to their caucus, looking towards temporary organizations but its caucus reversed their reccornendation. la spite of the fact that they went back on the action of tb s comm ttea the claim was made that the d* mocrats were perfectly satisfied with their committee If this course of fairness is continued, if the democrats insist on a compromise entirely in their favor and still claim that they vvant only what is fair they will lose alt the good favor they ever had It is to be regretted that they are pursuing this c lurse. but the republicans can stand it as long aa anybody, and have not t bown the least sign of weakening. As ihe matter of seats has now been settled the members can of course feel more at home. So far they have had no definite place in. which to remain during the se;-.: ion or 'rn which to carry on their correspondence and other business in connection with their positions, but now they will feel much more at home, aud if necessary can regulate their business directly from the house They are here to stay awhile no doubt, and it is better to be deflaiti Iv settled ihan to be ai sea. TUE SENATE Lu the senate this afternoon quite aa attempt was made to get down to business. After the opening exercises Senator Seeds introduced a b ll which was placed on tile until committees should be appointed. This action was rather a surprise to Senator Woolson, who heretofore has been the first senator to introduce a bill for the past two sessions The bill is of a nature to surprise outsiders, and especially democrats for it is nothing more nor less than a bill calling for the adoption of the Australian ballot system. It contains the provisions of the Montana and Massachusetts laws The bill covers about thirty-six pages of legal cap paper and is very definite in its provirions. Senator Dodge called up his world’s fair resolution. Tho discussion of this was quite leog by and furnished a good opportunity for the senators to exercise themselves in parliamentary usages. The foil wing is the proposition made by Mr Chantey to try to settle the tem porary organization of the house. Whereas, tho interests and dignity of the stats of Iowa require that the present unfortunate contest should be brought to a speedy and honorable close, and Whereas, it is believed that both parties share in the desire that a compromise fair and alike honorable to both parties to the contest should be reached without further delay and expense to the state; therefore be it Keso wd by the assembled rtpre-sentatives upon the floor claiming and shown by the list as made up by the secretary of state to be members elect of the twenty-third gen erat assembly of the state of Iowa; that the present ceding temporary orgmizi-tion, as far a* it goes, is hereby recognized as the temporary organization of the house in part, and that this house now proceed to complete its temporary organization ss follows: The present acting temporary speaker shall appoint a committee on credentials canririingof six members, three of which shad be selected by the democratic caucus and three by tb« republican caucus, to whom shall be submitted the usual evidence of elec tion of those claiming to be elected representatives to the twenty third general assemtlv of the state of Iowa, and who shall report back to this body upon the evidence submitted * to them the duly elected representatives; whereupon the adoption of said report by this body, and upon being duly sworn the said representatives shall then constitute the twenty third general assembly of Iowa to the extent of being entitled to proceed with the permanent organizi tion of the house. Mr. Holbrook moved to amend by striking out present acting speaker and inserting name of L. D. Hotchkiss Under objection further consideration was done away with. 8(JSNJKS AT THI CAUCUS. Republican Bnlfc*sia*ai and Democratic Discouragement, Special to Til Hawk-Byi. Des Moines, Jan. 16.-Allison was unanimously renominated. Where were the six republicans whom the Leader claim-e I would not support him? Seventy-eight republicans in tbs legislature and seveiy-eight votes cast for Allison as we have previously indicated indispatches sent. All claims that Senator Fiinn, of Taylor and Hanchett, of Bremer, or others would not vote for Allison were without any foundation. B jth took active part in the caucus and were undoubtedly sincere in their action. If aoy democrat expected to see a division of sentiment he was doomed to the meekest disappointment of his life. The nominating speeches were characterized by sincerity and genuineness of the compliments paid to Allison. It is plain how little influence democratic lies and personal slanders had had. There was no boisterous demonstrations. /At the neginning of the caucus the * /presenta-ttves of democratic papers x^mplained of the chilly atmosphere. As the caucus proceeded and in a plain business-like and determined way Allison was unani-m jualy renominated and then the pent up enthusiasm and tremendous applause broke forth spontaneously from every republican present. Words cannot picture the chagrin and disappointment depicted upon their faces. ii was our lot to be ssated between the r jpresentative of the two principle guerilla papers of the state, and the expressions and insinuations emanting from these sources were both pathetic and ridiculous. Men like Yergsrv and Gardner, sick, and hardly able to hold their heads up would not even allow their colleagues to cast their votes for them, hobbled to the speaker’s stand te enjoy personally that high privilege of voting for Allison. The speech of Senator Allison was one of the best efforts of his life, character d by warmth of expression which indicated plainly how deeply greatful he was. During an informal reception of Allison after the nomination the republicans had a genuine love feast Men went wild, shook hands with each other, laughed, j ked, and gave the democrats particular attention, on ♦ heir unfounded claims Everybody W is in the best of humor andthe corridors of the hotel was thronged until early morning with enthusiastic republicans. The general impression is toe unanimity of action this evening will go far toward weakening the democrats in the house, and that they cannot long hold the independents in line. THU ALLIANCE MEETING. UNANIMOUSLY NOMINATED AT THE PUBLICAN CAUCUS. RE- Scenes of the Wildest Enthusiasm-Eloquent Speeches by Senators and Represe natives— Allison’s Speech—Comments. Members of ta* Lvgialitare Xxpreu Tbt nile! vet on Abe 8 mb J act. Special to Im Hawk-Byi. Des Moines, Jan. 16—The so-called meeting of the Farmers’ alliance yesterday has been the subject of considerable talk here to day. Some looked upon the movement with feelings of alarm, but others did not think it would have any great significance. The resolution as adopted by the meeting was as follows Resolved, By the Iowa Farmers' Alliance, consisting of the i dicers, members and delegates from local alliances, that we demand the election of W. B. Larrabee aa United States senator by the Iowa legislature. From the fact that this was adopted by a vote of o to 3 in the committee, and sl30 met with considerable opposition in the meeting it cannot be taken to have so formidable an effect as might otherwise be supposed. The members of the legislature expressed themselves variously upon the subject The following are some opinions. Senator Clyde—I dont think the movement amount to much. The republicans in the legislature are very strongly for Allison and he will get the nomination and election. Senator Dungan—*At first I thought it was something terrible, but on closer thought I cannot see how it can have any great influence. My county is strongly for Allison, and we can’t go against the preferences of our constituents. Besides, the farmer’s alliance of our couuty endorsed Allison. Representative Russell—I don’t think the movement will amount to much unless the co-operation of the governor can be secured. Representatave Dobson—We need have no fears cf the actions of a lot of democratic politicians come together to try to unseat Allison. Representative Beem—The action of the alliance expresses my sentiments exactly, but I am afraid their action com* 8 too late to do any good. The time to fix up a senatorial matter is before the fall elections Senator Weidman—If the meeting yesterday had been representing all the alliances I would be inclined to view their actions with some alarm, but as it is I have no fears of their resolution affecting the action of our caucus to-night. Representative Coyle—I was elected upon a platform endorsing Allison, and no matier how many farmers’ alliances resolve against him I shall stand by the platform on which I was elected. Representative Hipwell—If the friends of th>8 farmers’ alliance movement can hold back the election for a while they may d J something, otherwise not. Representative Field—The fellows run ning this movement are not of the kind Mo establish any great amount of confidence, and whatever they may try to do. they will not have any tenor for me Representative Smith, of Des Moines county— I don’t know how much about he movement, but I think it comes too late to do any g iod. Representative Hipwell—This move won’t amount to much because it isn’t organized and has not the proper back ing. Senator Dodge—The movement now will of course result in Allison’s nomination. The republicans will stand by him firmly after his nomination in the caucus to-night. If Larrabee had made a regular organized canvass, then something might have been done Representative Letovsky—If the Farm era’ Alliance had asked the election of any other republican than Larrabee or any good democrat they might get my support, but I cannot, without going back on my constituents vote fo* L*rra bee. He used our town too badly in his message abd we have not forgotten it. senator B allingall—I prefer to say rn thing on the subject. baaator Seeds—There is no use of that body of men, calling themselves representatives of the farmers, trying to work against Allison. We know what we are doing and are not afraid of the demand Des Moines, Jan. 16—All republican members who were able to attend the senatorial caucus were there, and absentees were represented by proxy. The lobbies were filled with prominent politicians. Senator Parrott, of Black Hawk county, called the caucus to order and announced the purpose of the caucus was to nominate a candidate for United States senator. Senator Harsh, of Union county, was chosen chairman of the evening. On taking the chair he made a speech, paying tribute to Iowa senators in general and Allison in partic ular. Representative Chase, of Hamil ton,* was chosen secretary. Senator Prise, of Madison county, and Representative Byers, of Lucas county, were made tellers. Ex-Governor Walden made the first nominating speech. He referred to the public career of Senator Allison, his present position as among 'he greatest men of the nation and ranked him in the highest class. Allison’s greatest power has been shown in financial matters Senator Woolson, of Henry county, spoke for the southeastern portion of the state, saying Allison’s position in national affairs gives Iowa greater itflu once and better advantages than it could with any other man in that place. He heartily seconded the nomination. Representative Wilson, of Caea county, representing the western portion of the sta‘e, seconded the nomination He said the people of that part of the country wanted Allison returned. Senator Weidman, cf Montgomery county, from the southwestern part of the state representing the farmers, spoke, seconding the nomination. He produced letters which he said came from the headquarters of a railroad, advising him to work for the defeat of Allison. Representative Ball, of Jefferson coun ty, the home of Senator Wilson and Senator Reiniger, of Floyd county, sec onded the nomination. As there were no other candidates to be presented, the roll call was ot dei eel It resulted in a unanimous vote for Senator Allison and he was accordingly declared the nominee. Senator Allison was brought into the hall by a committee and received an ovation. He made a speech thanking the caucus members warmly for their action. much longer. Of course I propose to stay here and fight the whole thing out, and, what is more, I am here to w»a. L D. Hotchkiss, Davis county, democrat:—I hope in all the party strife hereafter we may not compelled to witness the sight of members brought in here on their beds, exposing tham while sick to such weather as we have now. We can conduct the fight on more humane principles, and I am very glad the . pairing agreement was adopted. We democrats, however, propose to stand firm and have no though'srf yielding. A rather amusing incident occurred yesterday when Senators Schmidt and Meservey came to infoim the h mse that the senate was permanently organized and ready to go ahead with business. Senator Schmidt asked, on being presented: ‘ Is this the lawful house of representative of the general assembly c f Iowa?* Chairman Love answered. “I don’t know.” The senator retired amid great applause. ~ If things keep en the present monotonous rate there is danger that the mem hers will take undue advantage of the pairing agreement and go home for a white. No one could blame them and «he few could make as strong a fight as ae a l&rger number were the fighting force to be reduced. FOURTH TIME THJE CHARM* INTERESTING OPINIONS, on Hit Situation Mamba!a of Both fro sn Far- Tba Ft, Madison and Northwesters Narrow Gan ga Sold at .Last Ft. Madison, Jan 16 —At the fourth attempt to sell the Ft Madison and Northwestern narrow gauge in this city yesterday. Th* road was knocked dowD to General C. A Gilchrist, the present receiver, for $27 930 At the original sale, on October 29, the mad was sold to E H Skinner, representing to Fi, Madison, Birmingham and We stern syndicate. for the sum cf $37 300 and the aa -motion of certain unadjusted claims amounting to $15 000. Judge Love would not confirm this sale deeming the sum insufficient. He ordered a second sale for Thursday, December 6 1859 The day came a* d the startling figure was put at $37 300. There were no bids made and Master of Chancery, P. T. Lomax, continued the sale to a later date, Thursday, January 9;h. Again here w^-re no bids and th© time was re set for day. the 15th. There was little interest indeed manifested:    Mr.    L^max commenced 'he sale at a bid of $5,000 It met with hundred dollar raises until v reached the figure of $27,900 made by General Gilchrist, when at noon, the sale was declared made. It will, as have the others, be subject to the comficolation cf the court S. Atlee, reprcssenting »he F M. B & W., syndicate, bid up to $27 800 but would go no higher. S. B K^nrick, Jno. E. Craig and O. Cutler Were low bidders. BALLOT BOX FORGERY. THE SPECIAL H0U3E COMMITTEE MENCER ITS INVESTIGATOR COM- The House and Senate Proceedings -Various Important Bills Introduced-Congressional Gossip —Other Capital Matters. IOWA MILLERS. THE SKN ATE. Intro- TA* Ftrot Bill of tho Sacaton dBO'd-Olbtr Bual nova, Des Moines, Jan. 16—In the senate this afternoon the first bill of the session was introduced by Seed (rep ) but as no committees had been appointed it was merely placed on file and will be consid ered later. The bill provides for the adoption of the Australian ballot ays tem, and embodies the features of the Montana and Massachusetts laws in regard to the printing of tickets and the regulation of voting places. The resolution favoring Chicago for the loca tion of the world’s fair was adopted. The report of the mileage committee was rest and adopted. A resolution appointe C H. Brock as Journal clerk and provid ing for the printing of the Journal, was Ex prest I OK a Prominent flee. Special to Tm Hawk-Kyb. Des Moines, Jan. 16 —A contest such as at present exists in the lower house &f the legislature is so seldom witnessed in Iowa that it becomes of special interest to all who watch its progress. If appear slices alone were to be the sole criterion by which to judge of the spirit animating the members of the two parties one would be inclined to say that men who preserved so calm, dignified and orderly bearing certainly would not persist much longer in their course of delay in starting legislation. Outwardly there is no man ifestation of animosity or rivalry. The leaders in the house are two quiet, slow-going men who will not easily get angered or stampeded. Mr. Luke and Mr. Holbrook , are not at all hot-headed or hasty in their actions, nothing is done impulsively, and as a consequence all goes in an orderly manner. Conversation with individual members, however, brings out the true state of feeling in the two parties Your corres pondent has talked wDh a number of members of both houses on the subject and the expressions of opinion made will be of interest. A few were about as fol lows: Ellison Smith, Des Moines county democrat—I told you in the beginning we would have fifty democratic votes, and from the developments of the few days we have tried to hold session you can readily see they intend to stand together until the republicans give in. We don’t intend to yield a particle and if necesiary will stay here all the year to gain our point. G L. Dobson, Buena Vista county, rf publican—We republicans don’t feel at all disconcerted over the situation and cm stand it as long as the democrats can. We plainly have fifty republicans, while the democrats cannet rely absolutely on the independeats staying with them to the end. We intend to hold fast and not give in. John F. Dayton, Allamakee county, democrat—You may as well conclude now as at any other time that the democrats will hold fast together in this contest. Heretofore we had to yield everything and have beenwhown scant courtesy by the republican majority; now that we are in position to force compli ance with our requests we intend to do so till the last moment. We feel that we are supported in this by fully sixty per cent of the voters of the state and can afford to make the fight as bitter and as long as the other side desire to keep it up. We have made our last pro posal for a compromise and unless the republicans come to it there will be no organization of the house. L W. Lewis, Wayne county, repubii can —If you hear any talk about the re publican yielding’ you may put it down as false. We are here to stay, and are into the fight to win. We have the ad Vantage in these ways; the governor at present is ours; Allison is safe so long as this continues; Boies cannot come into his office until properly qualified. As these things are all in our favor we can afford to wait and have no fear of losing ny so doing Senator N. J. Kelly, Iowa county democrat.—Right at the first I told the members of my party in the house that the only way to settle the matter was to draw cuts for the speakership and divide the rest of the offices evenly. In this way you can see there could have been no charges of fraud, no party could claim the other ha! yielded, and matters could have been arranged as soon as if the par ties were not evenly divided. But Their Aeioclatloa Hold a Session in Dm Moinii. Des Moines, Jan. 16.—The Iowa Mill asse nation met yesterday in the Masonic temple with millers from all parts of the states in attendance The officers elect-»d for the ensuing year are: President, E A. Cocsigny. of Avera; vicepresident, J. R. Jonts. of Algona; secretary and treasurer, J. T. Sharp, of Des Moines. The members discussed the subject of raising aud milling 'wheat and appointed a committee consisting of E A O n signv of Avera, J. B Jones of Algona, and 8 D Nichols of Panora to prepare an address to the farmers on this subject and have the same published in the vari ous papers of the state. MILL OWNER S INSURANCE COMPANY. The fifteenth annual meeting of the Mill Owners’ Mutual Fire Insurance company was held here yesterday, with *bcut twenty policy-holders present Reports of the president, secretary and treasurer were read and a committee ap pointed. Abner Groves, cf Dow City, wan re-elected president; H. C Murphy. I Das Moines, vice president; J. G. Sharp, eecretary, andC. Ii. Worthington, treasurer. A Bank Swindler Captured. Sioux City, Jan. 16 —B. Simpson, who last April swin lied the Sioux City Savings bank out t f twenty five hundred filars was arrested a1 Sidney, Nebraska, and fully identified by Cashier Stone, who went to Sidney for that purpose. II J had been indicted by the grand jury here and agreed to return without requisition. IOWA BRIEFS. Washington, Jan. 16.—The special house committee appointed to investigate the Ohio ballot box forgery began its work this morning. Representative McKinley was the first witness to appear. The chairman presented a paper dated July 2, 1888, and asked if witness had ever seen the paper and whether the name “William McKinley, Jr.,” signed thereto was signed by him. He said the name was not his signature. He knew nothing about the matter except what he had seen in the newspapers, and had never heard of the ballot box bill until it was brought to light in the last campaign. McKinley knew nothing cf the motive that impelled the forgery. He lad no interest, direct or indirect, in the Cincinnati Commercial Gizstte, and never had any relations with Mr. Wood and did not recall that he had ever heard of him or the ballot box matter until he saw it published in that paper. In his speech at the Cincinnati Music hall, September 28, Governor Foraker produced a copy of the ballot box bill, and said thai, with the exception of the newspaper publication, was the first he heard of the subject. Governor Foraker at that time made no reference to the contract, but subsequently the contract and subscription was published in the Commercial Gazette. Judson Harmon, a lawyer of Cincinnati, who was Gitvernor Campbell’s counsel, was the next witness. He said that he had nover seen the forged paper until this morning. Some titre in October last Giorge L. Murray told him that this paper was a forgery and had been gotten up in his office. Witness started to get proof, spending the next day in geaiDg the affidavits of G. L Murray, F Nullward and Frank Davis. (These davits were put in evidence ) The next day, in company with J. N. Jordan, he called on Murat HaDtead, of the Commercial Gazette, and demanded to see the papers. Halstead said the paper was locked up in the safe deposit but showed a photographic copy. Next day the wit ness got a note from Halstead stating that he was convinced that the paper was a forgery. Mr Halstead believed that the paper was genuine but acknowl edged that something had happened that afternoon to cause him to investigate its authenticity. Am ir Smith, jr., surveyor of customs of Cincinnati, took the stand and was shown the forged paper, which he said he had first peen at the republican headquarters on October 6th, last. The witness said when it was shown to him by C L Kurtz, that he believed it was a forgery, but consented to deliver it to Halstead, which he did, with a statement that he did not believe it to be genuine El Governor Foraker took the stand and was shown the forged paper and asked to tell all he knew about it. He said he had no personal knowledge of who executed the paper. After his nom-ina’ion on Jane 27, L N. Hadden, assistant city solicitor, came to see him and tal&ed about the political situation Sadden thought Campbell would be a very strong candidate, saying in explanation he would have the support of some of the leading republicans—mentioning Major Butter worth. Hadden said bis reason for supposing so was that Batter worth and M< Kinley were both interested in the financial results of Campbell’s ballot box bill. He undertook to procure written evidence of his statement. The witness then went on and told haw R G. Wood had told him of the ballot-box bill and contract and that Wood promised to get the papers for him. Governor Campbell’s examination was fixed for Monday, January 27. hand, observation and experience had I against withdrawing the jurifdicticn convinced him that where the white race I from the foreign affairs committee, was largely in Hie majority, the white I which had been appointed without preman was better off and the negro was I judice and without preconcieved mo-better off. So that no friend of theltions. The gentlemen from Mew York negroes would oppose the bill, because I never wanted a new deal until they had it woulu be hurtful to the negroe. He I a bad hand. believed that if the government would I Mr. Cannon, of Illinois, said that the do its duty by the negro (inst® id of I great contest was between the coast on coaching him and confusing him with I one hand and the valley of the Missis -civil rights and empty statutes), if it I Sippi on the other, and it would be sim-would render him substantial assistance I ply fled if it could first be decided in his struggle for regeneration I whether the fair should be held east or and real freedom, he would illu-1 west of the Alleghenies. The house (as mire the dark continent of his fathers I was its right) had referred bill after bill with the light of Christianity and law. I in regard to the world’* fair to the com-As to the effect on the southern states he I mittee on foreign affairs, which was said if the south could be thus relieved I nearly ready to report. Tile object of of part, at least of its superabundance of I that co-operation immediately after tbs heap labor, there would be such an im-1 meeting of congress was a special comm it INDIANS LEGALLY EXECUTED IT FOIT SUTH, ARKANSAS. They Acknowledge Their Gnilt on the Gallows and Say Their Punishment is Just-A Brief History of the Crime. migration cf white, intelligent, progres •ive dozens that the prosperity of the south during the last decade would pale into insignificance as compared with its future progress. tee, and it was not an ag! cement which should last through the session. “We failed to get a special committee, and the object failing, the agreement failed.’ Mr. Cannon then modified his resolu- Mr. Hoar replied to Butler. It seemed I tion by striking out the clause requiring to him tkav thi3 proposition was the | the vote to be first taken on locating the most astonishing that had ever been heard in the legislative history of the senate or house Free, from all the climes under the sun laborers were thronging all one way in their eager desire to share the harvest of the national prosperity and Bt t "Bal el my. And vet, in the senate of the United States, a proposition was made that by force of the nation, aided by its treasury 8 OOO,-OOO of the laborers born on American soil, every one of them entitled to every right, were to be deported to what the senator had justly styled the dark region of the dark continent, and which in spite of the recent explorations of their iilus’rious. fellow citizans. was less known to the readers of history to-day than it was when the father of history attempteed a discription of it three hun dred years before the birth of Christ. Blair spoke against the bill. He fair east or west of the Allegheny mountains. A vote was then taken on substituting Cannon’s resolution for that re ported by McKinley aud It was defeated -yeas, 140; nays, 142. Mr. Springer (rising to a question of privilege) said he had kept close tally of the vote and his tally did not agree with the official tally. Without impugning anyone, he asked for a recount. To the surprise of the house the recount reversed the former result and the sub statute was agreed to—yeas 137, nays 134 Then much confusion ensued as to the next step to be taken in the prelim inary proceedings. Many members contended that the next vote should be taken on McKinley’s resolution as amended by the substitution of the Cannon resolution, but the speaker held otherwise, and stated that the next vPte thought    that    if,    instead    of    exporting I wa® upon substituting the majority reso- eight million    colored    people, there    were I lotion (as amended) for the original reso- **---- ’    ’     ’    -    -    -    1    lution referred to committee on rules. The vote was watched with intense interest and when it was known at the end of the roll cill that the resolution had been de Teated by a tie vote, Springer of Illinois, who nad voted in the affirmative changed his vote to negative, in order to be able to move a reconsideration. The substi tute was rejected—yeas 133. nays 185 Mr Springer then moved to reconsider and McKinley moved to Jay that motion on the table, pending which the house adjourned. en thousand white people exported to Africa and kept there th* whole diffi culty would be settled. The difficulties of the rnce problem existed in the excited imaginations and ineradicable prejudices of a few white men, not between the races themselves As to the idea of the senator from Alabama (Morgan) that the choice was between murder ing the negroes or marrying them, between killing them or assimi ia'ing them, he thought that a courie of lectures on the sixth and seventh commandments would settle the whole thing, and that no more would be heard of a doctrine that was an absurdity and an insult to our common humanity. The bill went over without action. The teller presidented the credentials of Sanders and Powers as senators-elect from the state of Montana. They were referred to the committee on priveleges and elections. The senate bill to amend article 103 of the rules and articles of war (in relation to deserters) was taken from the calendar and passed. After an executive session, the senate adjourned until Monday. CONGRESSIONAL GOSSIP. Til St RO UKK. Mach Work has commenced on the Fort Dodge creamery plant. Mayor Stewart of Dubuque, has ordered a phonograph and will use it in his official businesi. Fourteen women were elected as county superinte"dents of schools in owa at the the recent election. The Chronicle is making it hot for the city authorities cf Ft. Dodge, charging them with gross abuse of power in the city jail management. One J. A. Rhomber, acting for English capitalists, is making c if era to buy out several of the leading manufactories of Dubuque, Ail offers so far have been re fused. Robert N. Martin, atinner, aged thirty-five, employed by Odell & Bryant’, Coua cil Bluff*, dropped dead Wednesday while working at his bench. Heart dis ease was the cause of his death. H:s folks livs at West Point, Iowa. He was unmarried. The thirteenth annual meeting of the American Poland-China Record assoria tion met in Cedar Rapids Wednesday The following officers were elected: President, W. Truesdeli. of Lyons, Kan sas; secretary, John Gilmore, of Vinton, Iowa; treasurer, W. W. McC’une, cf Waterloo, Iowa. Mr. Charles will con test his point in the court. The annual meeting of the Dubuque County Medical society will be beld in that city Tuesday, at 2 p. rn. Papers will be read by Ors KinDier, Guthrie and Lewis, Dubuque: Hill, Independence; Fortner, Sumner; Safely, Sherrill’# Mount; Mueller, Dyersville, and a letter from Dr. Mengis, now in Europe. A banquet will follow the business meeting THE SENATE. Batler’■ Nigro Emigration BUI Under DUcanlon. Washington, Jan. 16.—In the senate Hale, from the census committee, reported back adversely the bill to require the superintendent of the census to ascertain what percentage of the people own their farms; the number of farms under mortgage and the amount thereof. The senate then passed the concurrent resolution reported from the committee on finance, requesting the secretary of Lhe treasury not to take any steps to ward a new lease of the seal fisheries until after February 20. Among the bills reported and placed on the calendar were the following: To increase the appropriation for a public building and site at Milwaukee to $2,000,000. Establishing a custom collection distict to cor gist of the states of North and South Dakota. For the removal of Indian prisoners in the East (Geronimas’ band) to Fort SIU, Indian territory. The senate then took upon the bill introduced by Butler to provide for the emigration of persons of color from the southern states, and Butter proceeded to address the senate. This, he said, was World’! Fair    *    aaa** i«iiruUd Dt*ca**lon. Washington, Jan. 16.—In the house, McKinley, of Ohio, from the committee on rules, reported a resolution for the appointment of a committee on the world’s fair, to consist of thirteen members, which committee shall, within three days, report a plan by which the house can determine the rite of the proposed fair and subsequently report a bill pro viding for the fair. Mr. Cannon, of Illinois, as a minority committee, reported a substitute resolution as follows: Whereas, On the 18th and 20th days of December and at O'her times the house referred to the committee on foreign af fairs, divers bills, petitions and memorials touching the world’s fair, thereby giving full j urisdiction to that committee of the whole subject matter and said committee has given an exhaustive consideration to the same. Resolved, That the committee on foreign affairs be instructed to report a resolution providing the method of selecting the locality of the world’s fair in 1892 by a vote of the house of representatives; 1—whether the said fair shall be held east or west of the Allegheny mountains; 2—the selection of the place for the loca tion of the said fair. After such vote shall have been taken, the committee at its earliest possible day Bhall report a bill providing for the world’s fair in 1892, to be held at the place selected as above provided. Mr Hilt, of Illinois, chairman of the committee on foreign affairs, favortd a substitute resolution and testified to the vigorous and faithful work which that committee had performed in reference to the projected world’s fair. The site having been selected by the house, the committee could, within twenty-four hours, report a plan for the fair which would be satisfactory to all members of the house. Mr. Morrow, of California, took the same view. Mr. Ha* ch, of Missouri, favored the msjority resolution. He said that prior to the appointment of the committee on foreign affairs the gentlemen representing the competing cities had entered into a compact that a special committee should be created. All St. Louis asked was that a special committee should be appointed by the speaker, and that that committee should contain an equal number of friends of the four cities competing for the fair. He asked that an agreement be carried out in good faith and that the majority report be adopted. Mr. Frank of Missouri, strongly advocated majority reso ution. Sprioger of Illinois, who led the Varloua aid Sundry SI attar* Co Balder# d In tbs SiBiU tad Hob aa. Washington, Jan. 16 —The senate has passed a concurrent resolution, reported from the committee on finance, requesting the secretary of the treasury not to take any steps towards the new lease of seal fisheries until after February 20. To day Dorsey, of Nebraska, introduced in the house the Knox bill, providing for & permanent national bank circulation; referred In a letter transmitted to the house today the secretary of the treasury recom mends an increase of $10,000 for repairs of the public building at Peoria, Illinois. CONFIRMATIONS. Civil service commissioners, Theo dore Roosevelt of New York, and Hugh 8. Thompson of South Carolina. Solidi tor of internal revenue, Alphorso L. Hart of Ohio. United 8tate judges, Augustus J. Ricks, northern district of Ohio; Alonzo J. Edgerton, district of South Dakota. Chief justices of territorial supreme courts-James H. Beatty, of Idaha; Willis Can, of Devanter, Wyoming, United States attorney, Wil Ham B. Sterling, district of South Dakota. Collector of internal r«v enue, Christopher Mamer, first district of Illinois. Indian agent, Samuel L. Patrick, Sac and Fox agency, Indian territory. Registers of land offices, George E Blanchard, Sidney, Nebraska; B. Gillespie, O'Neill, Nebraska Receiver of public Moneys.—G W. Ayres, Rapid City, Sou'h Dakota. Collectors of Customs -—Charles F. Johnson, of Duluth; G. II napkins, of Deloit. Bur veyor of Customs.—U. G. Ileffron, of Denver. Fort Smith. Ark., Jan. 16.—Harris Austin, John Billy, Sam Goen, Jamison Burris, Themas Willis and Jamison Jones were banged at noon to day far murders committed in the Indian territory. After religious exercises the culprits were handcuffed and marched to the gallows. Only reporters, guards and physicians were allowed to witness the execution. After the noose was adjusted they admitted their crimes and acknowledged the justice of ihtir punishment Just as the clock struck twelve the drop fell. Every neck was broken. The crime for which Austin paid the penalty was the unprovoked murder of Thomas Elliott in May, 1888 John Billy and Thomas Willis both full-blooded -Choctaws, were convicted jointly of the murder of a white man wuose name is supposed to be A B Wiliams. Williams had refused to give the Indians whisk? and they killed him. Sam Goen and Jimiman Burris, also Choctaws, murdered Houston Joyce, of Franklin, Tex , in November. 1889, for his money. The last man was Jefferson Jones, another Choctaw. His victim was an old man named Henry Wilson, whom he killed while gring through the territory on the 19ch of last March. A POISON KR < FESSES \ Hiowird’* VI (llano** Attempt t* MorUtr a I raw. Baltimore v Jan. 16—The steamship fiarndale ai rived late yesterday afternoon from Cuba with the steward, W. Walker. in irons, charged with poisoning the whole sh*p’s crew and itil mrs. Monday last he acknowledged that he put a bottle of jalip into the food. Later in the day he wrote a long letter to the captain, telling him how he had poisoned the food and pleaded excessive drinking aa the cause He told the assistant steward Monday that he had poisoned the food for the second officer for an old grudge. All those poisoned have fully recovered. Duped Into Forgirf* Toledo, O, Jan. 16 — Developements in the forgery case now tend to show that Lamb, the expressmen who negotiated the notes supDOsed to be forged, was made a dupe of Madame Devore, a clairvoyant, who has figured here mid other places under different aliases. Lamb and Madame Devore were both arrested late last night on the charge of forgery. Lamb secured bail, but Devore is still behind the bars. SATISFACTION DK MAN DED. BEHRING SEA SEIZURES Th* Topic of Lord Stanley’* Spaach la lhe Canadian Parliament, Ottawa, Jan. 16 —Lord S anley in his speech at the opening of parliament this afternoon said: “In consequence of the repeated seizures by cruisers of the United Slates navy of Canadian vessels while employed in the capture of seals in the Behring sea, my government has strongly represented to her majesty’s ministers the necessity of protecting our shipping while engaged in their lawful calling as well arf guarding against the assumption by any other nation of the exclusive proprietory rights in those waters I feel confident those representations had due weight and hoped to be enabled during the present session to assure you that all lhe differences on this question are in the course of satiefactory adjustment. Certain amendments to the acts relating to northwest territories calculated to facilitate the administration of affairs in that region, as also a bill to further promote the efficiency of the northwest mounted police, will be bu nutted for your consideration.” BTU K WHERRIES RIPENING. DOWN AN EMBANK HEN T. Bad Rail’ A Spreading Rail Canacs road Accident. Salt Lake, Jan. 16 —An strident oc curred on the Wyoming division of the Union Pacific today at Hampton    .    _ sixty miles east of Evanston. A rail I inquiry applied directly to the pending spread as the passenger train passed over | bill, and that was, what was to be the a switch and the express and J fate of the six or eight mill'on negroes made by a meeting composed mostly of I would not follow my plan, and now they democrats.    .Iare in for it, and will have to fight it Representative Holiday—The action of I ou^ I hope they WHI soon get organ this meeting will have no effect because I ;zed it is not a body of representative men. I p y. Coyle, Humboldt county, repub-They are to a great extent men who have I ^rai—As long aa our pariy leaders say no influence and we do not propose to be I    0B J shall stay here and fight, even led by thrm    *.*|if    it    Ukes    until    the    next legislature Senator Mack—It is safe to say that if I meeta They have more to lose than we such a body of men is to run the farm-1 md I have no fear of the result ere’ alliance the farmers will be with-1 j^ng j$. Rickman, Muscatine county, drawing at once. Their action will not I democrat—It is a contest I do not like to influence the republican.(mucus.    I    cee because it delays the regular busi From these opinions, taken at random, I neM q* tto assembly so much; but now from both parties, it can be seen that the I    are    In    for    it    I    propose to stay movement has merely a sensaturaal I    ^ rat until the end comes, feature but nothing substantial. ‘The I James K Blythe, Cerro Gordo county, opinion prevalent unong all this morn-1 ^publican—If you ever want a j ab that mg was that    ^)ul£..F*c®ve    I    absorbs all your time and attention get republican nomination without any I    of keeping watch over the members trouble.    I    of your party in a situation such as -at Tfa.nropri.tor.%f y. Cram turn. 10 pot pnaeat atua.    work    I claim it to tm a eore^ but a sum remedy for I ever undertook to get them ail here, sick catarrh, ©old* ta the head and hay fever. II I or Well, **d if the pairing airr*«^frt baggage cars and a first c ass coach rolled down an embankment and was broken to pieces. None of the passengers were killed, but a dczsn were mors or less it j ared, some seriously. Among the injured are John Robinson, of Long Pine, Nebraska, shoulder and leg injured; Mrs. James Kranz, of Des Moines, chest injured. Mr. .    _ UBIC, xlilo, iic Baru, «cc , Chicago action, denied there had been too grave a subject to be distorted by I any campact between the representatives J party considerations or confined within [of competing cities It was time they the narrow boundaries and limits of I had agreed to request the speaker to call party lines Some persons who held high meeting of the cammiUee on rales la rank in the in tell actual world held that I orcsr to create a special committee, but in the history of the African race in j that was long ago^ the only intention of this country was to be seen and the hand I that agreement being thaf the committee of God for the accomplishment of a mi2ht sit during the holiday recess. j?reat purpose in the other hemisphere. I Mr. Hatch characterized Springer s Events appeared to be shaping them-1 argument as special pleading. The selves in a manner to justify such a con* I representatives did not know that the elusion The race question raised by the I gentlemen Hey had treated with were changed attitude of the two races to- liookiog around for loopholes through -    *    *    E    which to crawl out of an honorable contract. Mr Springer denied the right of any gentleman to meet in a hotel parlor and make a conpaet to bind the members of the house. The friends of Chicago had done j ast what they agreed to do. Mr McCreary, of Kentucky and Mr. Chipman, of Michigan, agreed in favor cf the committee on foreign affairs retaining the jurisdiction on the subject. Mr. Payne and Mr. Flower, of New York, agreed for the majority report. Mr. Hodkins, of Illinois, opposed the creation of a special committee, and called attention to the fact that there were two New York members on the committee on foreign affairs. Mr. Turner, of New York, strongly op posed Cannon’s proposition that the house shall first vote on the question of Shlpmnli of fb* Hoatkarn Crop Al rwtfy CommaielBC. Charleston, 8. C., Jan. 16 —A cate of strawberries was shipped hence to New York Monday night. Th*y were grown in a field in the suburbs, and in the open air Should the warm weather continue a week or more the annual strawberry crop will be ready for mar-The strawberry season here opens generally about March or April Bu*, the fruit is now ripening rapidly, and the entire crop, which aggregates about 1.000 OOO quarts, will be harvested before the 1st of March unless a blizzard comes along;_ W. CL T. U. MATTERS. Salisbury Wants Kapmratlnn ti For lug el for Ga ira*** Cornual Mad. Berlin, Jan. 16—The Kreuz Zfitnng is informed that Salisbury has not only demanded from Portugal satisfaction and reparation for outrages against English auth'jri'y in Africa, but has furthermore insisted upon some guarantee against a repetition of such high handed proceedings as those of Pinto, which it is now believed were deliberately planned between tho Portuguese home government and the authorities at Q iillimane. A Hanslbje Calendar. As usual at this time of the year the new crop of calendars is coming in, they are of all sorts, sizes and shapes, and kinds, and many of them can be had for the asking, but the best calendar that comes to our office is that published by N. W Ayer & Son, newspaper advertise-ing agents, Philadelphia, and which they send post-paid to any address on receipt of 25 cents. The calendar is 14x22 inches, the upper portion being beautifully printed la colors, while the monthly sheets are printed with figures so plain that they can be easily seen at a distance. Although the calendar is an advertisement of their ever growing business it is at tim same time so valuable to those having use for a calendar that year by year the sale steadily increases. Ha BroKa Her Heart* Elizaijeth, N J , Jan. 16 —Miss Laura Dixon lies dead at her home from the effects of a pistol shot in the right temple. She was alone in the house for a short time last evening. Armed with a thirty-eight calibre revolver she entered the parlor and deliberately sent a bullet into her head. Miss Dixon is twenty-tbree years old and a daughter of Special Officer John D x an. Laura for eix years kept company with George Welman, a young mea prominent in temperance circles .and past worthy patriarch of the LIE division, Sons of Temperance, Bn finally discarded the girl and married another. Miss Dixon has been dispoa dent ever since. A FlMilBf Of health and strength renewed and of ease and comfort follows the use of Syrup of Figs, aa it acts in harmony wifk nature to effectually cleanse the system when costive or bilious. For sale in 80e «u>d $1.00 bntttea hv all tending druggist*. ' races toward each other was burning evidence that the issue was not confined to any locality, section or party. What was to become cf the two hundred thousand Indians of this country, and of the one hundred thousand Chinamen, was a difficult problem; but the most profound of this country. They were citizens; they had the ballot; they had all the civil and political rights which white men had and which were denied to other colored races. 3ut-1 r referred to the absence of the colored people from all high posi lions in the country, and saw in thht fact a proof of an unrelenting, unforgiving, incurable race pre judice. If anybody had predicted, before the war, that Clr calm r Proas ilia Ga* arm! Ofllaara ta tha Lovol fowana. Chicago, Jan. 16—The general officers of the W C. T. U. have issued a circular extending greeting to the non-seceding white ribboners of the Iowa W. C T. U , inviting all who are with the na tional union in its policy of “no sec tarianism in religion, no sectionalism in politics, no sex in citizenship, but each and all for prohibition by constitutional amendments, national and state,” to hold meetings locally and pass resolutions to this effect._•_ Far Eta, Sailor of tho Lotfoa Hr a* a, Foaa A Gallty of Cibol-London, Jan. 16 —The trial of Parks, the editor of the North London Press, rn the charge of criminal libel preferred I against him by the Earl of Auston was j concluded to day. Parkea was found guilty of libelling the Earl and was sentenced to one year’s imprisonment A Waraaw Karnar MIB—». Special to THS Rawe-Bti. Warsaw, Ills., Jan. 16—Theodore Troutfetter, a well to-do farmer of tide ’ vicinitv, has been missing from since Tuesday last and his family seriooely alarmed. He came to W: Tuesday and sold a load of wheat, curing his team, hitched to a rack, went as supposed, to Keokuk, and bot been seen since. It is feared ha met with foul play. Temperance Ooavaattoa Cia—L special to Th* Hawk-Kts. Bowen, III., Jan. 16. —The mid-wintmr convention of the Hancock county W. IC. T. U. closed its three day's bere this evening. The session has one of unusual interest and mach has been accomplished. MINOR TELEGRAMS. I uuuT aaa    «    —----,------------- -    ,    ...    ■    Headache,    Neuralgia,    Dizziness,    Nerv- or cute, I southern states would, within a few I locating the site east or west of the Aile- ousnsas, Spasms, Sleeplessness, cured by ^    1 years be represented in both houses of J gbany mountains.    I    Dr. Miles'Nervine. Samples free at .J Baa fellate Aral aa Salve. The beet salve in the world for bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, . ■ yearn, dc je^inautw u> w***    —— —■« __ *    -vt,.—. sores, letter, chapped hands, chilblains congreM by men who were then slaves, I Mr. Cummings said aL N ew \ or* — and posi-l v    k™    at    If abv-I asked was a fair, square deal and no aired. It corns and all skin eruptions, money _ ,    .    _ box For mIa at H«i»ra,a drag store Mr. Cummings hs would have been laughed at. If any-1 asked was a fair, one predicted to-day that within half altnckeir.    ,    , fripnda a* century not afu.1 blooded, genuine negro Hr. Bpinol. thought the tnendt o. wouldbe found in the United State* he I Chicago had not acted in perfect good H. Witte’s drag store._ Tfee Deaife Rail. Lancaster. Pa, Jan. 16 —Bishop Peter Nisslev, of the old Mennonite died suddenly this morning, ZZt WwwJ? jetUiere I f^th andhe eaidUie C»bilf£d church arf »dd«d7 expected thatvert thing I £en*lipp«l in before the committee. I aged dght,^__^ a * gradual, oroeriy^VolunU^move I Mr Adam*0of Illinois, denied t^bmj Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 16 —Four m pf t o? the colored people out I had been slipped in. It was introduced I men were killed and several otheri badly Mates and provided I in the ordinary course of the proceed-1 wounded by the premature explosion of ings.    I    a blast at a camp near Johnson City, on While the negroes remained rn large | Mr. Mason, of Illinois, favored the re-1 the Atlantic and Ohio railroad this Scarlet Fever and Grip. Special to TSS Havi-Bti. Carthage, IIL, Jan. 16 —La grippe etui henge on here and et other poinw rn    ^    1<mUwnl____ the county. Some cases are senoua. I    eoyernment enabled them to dolt Scarlet fever still exists, but there I w J. thTnSrroe. ranmined in large I been but one or two deaths.    I    masses and eiceeded    in numbers their I teation of the world’s    fair bill by the I morning.' J, H. Witte’s drug store    •    aas oaen ai* ma of violets, the purity of the alow of Ute rote and the flash of ■abe combine la Pozsonl’s wondrous Powder, At Henry's drop store. Chicago, Jan. 16 —The mens ment of D. L. Moody’s NewXvsngi tion institute was opened to-day with address by Mr Moody and several] neat local clergymen. Gloucester, Mass , Jan. 16.—Y: day a barn on the old Pierce farm, about the year 1780, and used as Universalist church in America, Its pastor was Bev. John Merry. Boston, Jan. 16.—The athletic mittee of Harvard college has that after the close of the 1889-90 Harvard shall not ,___ any athletic sports outside of Nev land. Chicago, Jan. 16.—State spectnr Thomas Porter was struck switch engine of the Chicago $ western railway last evening I badly injured that one of his have to be amputated. New Yonx, Jan 16—A been sent out to subscribers of mercial Telegram company, the property operated by it has at sheriff’s sale to satisfy j is understood the Postal pany was the par cusser. ;