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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - January 22, 1890, Burlington, Iowa THE BURLINGTON HAWKEYE. Established : 1839-] BURLINGTON. IOWA, WEDNESDAY MORNING. JANUARY 22, 1890. [Prick: 15 Cents per Week. ALLHi THE FWHT FOR THE WORLD S EXPOSITION COMMENCES IN EARNEST. I? ! chums and washing machines which I been invented from time to time. The model room is one of the most wonder* fill and indescribably educational places in the world. Springer Calls up His Resoletion— Mr. Belden*s Idea—Chicago Men Make a Great Fight-General Washington News and Notes. THS 8 BN ATK. Washington, Jan. 21. —The special committee on the world’s fair held its first meeting this morning All of the members were present except Messrs. blatch and Bolden. Mr. Springer called up his resolution providing that the ('house shall proceed next Thursday to se-; lect a site for a fair by ballot and it was (discussed for an hour Mr. Springer irged the importance of speedy action rn the proposition. He held that by its Action on the Cannon resolution last reek the house had virtually decided the matter must be settled as early as possible and that the committee was practi cally under instructions and was as much bound by them as if they bad been formulated. He argued that the house could riot move in that matter until it had first settled where the fair was to be held Mr, Hitt also declared in favor of the immediate selection of a site by the house aLd pointed out how delay jeopardized the chances of the fair. He «aid that the committee on foreign affairs had been working for some Lme od f?ir bill* and had practically c spieled all preliminary arrangements. Al) of the results of their work could bo made use of by this committee but th^ito should be first agreed upon. Mr. J^T.wer thought that the date fixed the rules cf the next house it would not become necessary to re-enact them. The suggestion which has been made that the matter is under conclusive control of the Speaker is at this very moment receiving a negative because an appeal is pending in this case as it has in many others. All decisions from the chair which are made under proper circumstances and in good faith are subject to revision by a majority of the house. Consequently there is not. and cannot be. any arbitrary control of this body against its will. The present occupant cf the chair has frequently ordered tellers, since the beginning of this session, and is not unwilling to do so; but the question has now come up as a question of right, and whatever the personal wishes of the occupant of the chair might be, he was obliged to decide in accordance with what he regards as the unmistakably parliamentary law of the land. All parliamentary laws must be made on the supposition that the man elected to preside must be an honest was recalled from IofficiaI’ honestly performing his duties. a motion entered I1* fiad been suggested also that the speaker may, on a Question of Various Bills CoasldsrsU—Boms Mat-tors Coo coral ne tho Coaons. Washington, Jan. 20.—Mr. Blair presented a memorial from the board of missions of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion church of America, in favor of the Blair educational bill, and asked to have it printed in the Record. Mr. Harris objected. Mr. Blair also presented numerous other memorials of the same character, all of which were laid on the table. On motion of Frye, the bill passed some days ago authorizing the construction of a bridge across the Missouri river at a point between the county of Douglass or the county of Sarpie, in Nebraska, and the county of Pottawat tomie in Iowa, the house and to reconsider the vote by which it was passed. He explained that by a mistake an amendment had been omitted forbidding the location of the bridge within a third of a mile of any existing structure. A bill adversely reported (January 16) from the census committee, to ascertain what percentage of people own their own farms, the number of farms under mortgage and the amount thereof, was taken from the calendar in order to give Mr. Berry (who introduced the bill) an opportunity to state the grounds of his opposition to the report and why the bill should be passed.    « Mr. Platt, referring to the statement made by Mr. Berry as to eastern manufacturers loaning money to western and southern farmers at large rates of interest, took occasion to say that the idea that eastern manufacturers bad accumulated large profits and were loaning money to farmers was an entire mistake. Mr. Berry varied Eomewhat his original statement and said the trust companies and corporations in New York and New England had representatives in all the THEY PDT ON A BOLD FRONT BDT ABE VEA! BEHIND THE SCENES. property is assessed in one county on the bases OI two-thirds of its valuation, aad in other counties on the basis of one-half or one-third or three-fourths. In consequence the reports of the state auditor ol property valuations are quite unreliable. Ocher subjects of special interest to auditors will be discussed at the meeting, and it is thought that there will be enough work before the convention to keep it A SON OF THE LATE JUDGE DEVjD TEM SHOT DEAD. Ewart, the Independent, Cannes Them busy for two or three days Much Uneasiness-Lehman’s Record as a Monopolist Attorney is Also Yery Annoying. SHOT HIS FR IBND. „    . ,, _    t    ci i    i    *•    .southern    and    western    states    trying    to for baiting on tho Springer resolution money to farmers on farm mort- was little too soon. He suggested that the resolution be reported providing for debate in Hie house next Monday, one hour and a half being allowed for the presentation of Hie cia ms of each city to been followed by balloting on Tuesday. Mr. Bolden at this point expressed a doubt ss to whether any fair could be held in 1892 It should be first settled that the government would give aid to a fair before ar. attempt was made to select a Bite. This brought the Washington ijjDD to the fl tor with a strong objection. Miey contended that to adopt Mr. Bel-ffin’s course would result in combining ad of the other contending cities against Washington, which must rely upon government financial aid. Mr. Belden’s idea was that a historical celebration should be held in 1892, to be followed a year later by a world’s fair The cbair- gaires. Mr. Hale (chairman of the census committee) stated that there no hostility on the part of the committee to the proposed inquiry, but in every suggestion to enlarge the scope of the census the committee was confronted with the danger of putting in such new work as would delay the census, and instead of being made a clear, distinct and swiftly taken one, it would run over years and years, and the committee was desirous to prevent that Hale stated that a great and valuable body of substantial in formation on the question was now being obtained by the superintendent of the census Mr. Reagan argued in favor of the bill. Mr. Vest spoke of the abnormal de pie8sion of the agricultural interests in the couniry evidenced by the fact that man s attention was hero called to the c >rn ja bringing now to its producers in I fi i r t I a*    til    iii    i    ii    n    .int*    w    bi    aIi    •    a    mr    «    a    ..    .    . language of the resolution under which the committee was appointed by the speaker for a world’s fair in 1892, and the point was made that the committee had no alternative, and could deal with no proposition that did not concern a fair to be held in that year. Mr. Frank, of Missouri, offered a resolution that ti e Springer resolution (providing for balloting by the house next Tuesday) be referred to a sub commute of three with instructions to report at the next committee meeting. Subsequently the motion was modified so as to make the chairman of the full committee also chairman of the sub-committee and to have it report next Thursday. Mr. Springer said that if this motion was defeated he would move to modify his proposition so as to have debate in the house next Monday and balloting Tuesday as suggested by Mr. Flower, of New Yolk. The members took alarm at this, however, aa it .was apparently the object of the Chicagoans to get the chairman to vote and show his views. The Chicagoans had calculated in Mr Flower voting with them in support of his own proposition. This would leave the remaining three members present besides the chairman in opposition and compel him to vote to break the tie, and it was not regarded as desirable that the chairman should be considered at this early date/ Bo when Mr. Frank's resolution was put the two Chicago men found themselves alone in opposition and it prevailed, so the chairman was instructed to appoint a sub committee to consider the Springer resolution and report next Thursday when the committee will meet again. Later the sub-committee was selected as follows: Chairman Chandler and Misers Hitt and Flower. The committee decided to hear no oral arguments respecting the site of the fair. Then the committee instructed the chairman lo ask for permission to sit during the sessions of the house and adjourned until Thursday_ TMK FAX JSN X OFFICE. Missouri and Kansas only from thirteen and fourteen cents a bushel, and wheat from forty to fifty cents, while coal costs them twenty cents per bushel The far ming coal community had the oouvictiou that the legislation was largely responsible for the exhisting depression. He was authorized to make the statement that the superintendent had written a letter to his colleagce (Cockrell) that the cen sub supervisors would belong to the re publican party; that the preference would be given them in every instance Under that state of the cast, who could blame him if he asked that congress soould make mandatory on the superintendent the duty to give information which the bill required? He was not willing to trust to the discretion or jndg ment of the superintendent of census, a duty which ought to be accurately and honestly performed. Mr. Spooner said he believed Mr. For ter was eminently adapted for the discharge of the duties of his posi tion. He weut on to argue that mort gages were not always a signal of dis tress; they often indicated energy aud vihor and ambition, aud a desire to ob tain more property. Finally, after further discussion, the bill went over without action till to-mor row. The senate then passed the following: Senate bill to create offices of sur very or general for the states South Dakota and North Dakota; senate joint resolution granting authority for the re moval of Apache Indian prisoners and their families from Alabama and Fort Sill Indian territory. After an executive session the senate djourned. may, on a question ordering the yeas and nays, miscount, and if the tellers can be ordered that miscount may be corrected. But it is necessary in order to have tellers to have one fifth of the quorum demanding them and under a rule of the last house the speaker must count that one-fifth. Ultimately, therefore, the speaker is a counting officer and any supposition that he would betray his du y is not a supposition on which parliamentary law is found, or the rules of the last house. Finding the parliamentary law to be as I conceive it to be that a division may be had whereby the speaker may make a count first bf sound of voice and second by members arising in their seats, and that his record may be corrected under the constitutional right by yeas and nays, I have been compelled to make the decision I have made. Mr. Cannon moved to lay the appeal on the table. Mr. Mills raised a point of order that parliamentary law recognized no such motion. The speaker overruled the point of order and submitted Cannon’s motion. It was agreed to—yeas 149, nays 186 The question then recurred on Bland’s motion to amend the journal and it was lost—yeas 130, nays 140. The journal was then approved. Mr. Crain, of Texas, offered a resolution directing the committee on judiciary to report within one week whether the late sergeant-at-arms was a disbursing officer and if so to report a bill providing for the payment of the salaries to members; referred. The following bills were introduced and referred: By Thurston of Kansas—For the creation of an agricultural commission to investigate the causes of the present depressed state of agricultural interests. By Dorsey of Nebraska—Authorizing the secretary of the treasury to reduce the reserve fund. The following is the text of the measure: That the secretary of the treasury is hereby authorized to reduce the reserve fund now held in the treasury for the redemption of United States notes, $25,000,000; and that he be hereby authorized and directed to apply the remainder, some $75,000,000, to the payment of the public debt. The house then resumed, as a committee of the whole, the Oklahoma town site bill, but no progress was made and the committee rose, after which the house adjourned. CON G HESSION AI* GOSSIP. Special to The Blawk-Ey». Des Moines, Jan. 21.—Notwithstanding the bold front put on by the democrats before the public to-day behind the scenes there is present a feeling of great insecurity and alarm. Every move of the republicans is watched closely and all the pressure the party can bring to bear is being us;d to keep Ewart in line with them. Besides this several democratic members from the strong monopoly districts are hearing from their constituents on Lehman s record as a monopoly attorney. The announcement of his connection with the Washburn-Moen company is having its effect. The democrats are consequently somewhat panicky and anti monopolistic and advise strongly his withdrawal. Rumors are current that this will be the democratic program to-morrow, although what will be substituted cannot be learned to-Dight. The republicans in caucus to day discussed the situation fully, and all expressed a determination not to surrender their principal. The re publicans claim the democrats are in the minority, as Evart, while voting with them, baa never entered a democratic caucus and claims he is not bound by any action of theirs, At the proper time the republicans will make the democrats crack the party whip on the floor of the house and demonstrate whether there are two parties represented, as the democrats claim, or three, as the republicans assert. MUST SHOW I HEHR HAND. Another Cm* of Didn’t Knew it was Loaded Special to Tm ax wa-Eva. Waverly, Jan. 21.—At Tripoli, a few miles east of this place, Stephen Radne shot and instantly killed Henry Telschan last night. The young men were roommates and fast friends, having worked togetherfor a year as two. Radne owned an old revolver and had preposed to Telschan to trade for it when the latter said: ‘ Let me look at it again and I will tell you what I will do.” As Radne handed him the weapon muzzle first it was accidently discharged, the ball striking his friend square in the forehead, killing him instantly. Telschan was eighteen years old and Radke twenty-one, both bright young men, mutinous and well liked by everybody. The sad accident has cast a gloom ever the entire community. It is another case of ‘ didn’t know it was loaded.” Two Others Seriously Wounded — A Long-Standing Feud That Ends in Blood—“Woodpeckers’’ vs. ^ “Jaybirds”—Crimes. Omaha broke in two near Druid Hill. This being discovered the engineer immediately increased his speed to keep out of the way of the rear portion. The suburban train had stopped at the crossing and was just pulling out when the engineer discovered the freight rapidly approaching. He opened wide the throttle of his engine, hoping to get cut of the way but the wheels sild around on the track and in an instant the freight dashed into the rear of the passenger train. FA VOHS BAUL or .HK KOK Si.. A PELULIAR CASE. Gibson Terry A Republican Flan That Will Compil ta* Democrat* to Uncover. Des Moines, Jan. 21 —The general talk to-night points toward a break in the deadlock to-morrow by the republi can side giving the democrats the temporary organization on a fair basis and make the condition plain that the list of members as now made up by the sec rotary of state is to be the permanent list of the house. This is to guard against the democratic claim that several representatives districts are not constitutionally formed and the members therefrom should be unseated. In all propositions from the democratic side the right to make this move has been reserved without particular attention being drawn to it. This move on the part of the republicans is said to be intended to make the demo crats show what their real intentions are in the matter__ LEGISLATIVE FKOCBKDING8. An Intonation thai N#«d* Loots lug Afser Uadlr Special to The Hawk Kyi. Washington. Jan. 21 —“When I was commissioner of patents,'’ says Corgross-man Bu'ter worth, of Ohio, “we were crowded aud hampered m our work for lack of room in which t« transact busine; 8; but it is a great deal worse now Tne government is negligent of its own interests and guilty almost of criminal catelrssness, for allowing the patent office to become so unwieldy and almost ui classified, by reason of lack of space Mr. Lutterworth has been a member of congress almost ever since he left the patent c thee, but he has not taken an? active steps for the interests of that great bureau until recently. But, we should not criticize his tardiness, but rather congratulate him at last for having taken up th© matter. There is no abler champion of any cause upon the floor of the house Besides, be is now chairman of the com mittee on patients and must be heard; aud he will be, too “It is one hundred years since the pat ent office was established,” continued Mr. Butterworth “It is to day the only self-sustaining bureau of the govern ment. The great interior department building was originally intended for the patent office, but it now shelters the offices of the commissioner of the general land offl 36, the secretary and assistant secretaries and other departmental officials. aw well as the patent affies. It is a magnificent building, but totally made quatc to hold the earth ” Mr. Butterworth has not yet signified his intentions in detail, but it is under stood that he will introduce and f ress for passage a bill for the erection of a commodious and convenient building for the patent office; a building which wii be devoted entirely to the patent business of the government. If this shall be the outcome of his work Mr. Butterworth will not only serve his country well, but individual inventers evrywhere wil praise him. If you ever come to Washington, go and see the model room of the patent office. There are curiosities enough in it to keep you studying and guessing for a life time. There, in glass cases which are piled up<m each other all around the great corridors, are the inventions of Americans since the foundation of the government. This patent office was es tablishcd one hundred years ago, upon the recommendation of George Washing ton; that celebrated Virginia gentleman to whose genius we owe so much. In the model room are inventions of pistols, revolvers, cannons, dynamite guns, anc all manner of weapons of offense and defense. In another apartment you wi see everything in the way of inventions on navigation, from a common skiff or yawl, to a modern cruiser. It woulc make you dizzy to look over the list of IHE HOUSH. A Warm A remnant Our s»on of a aller* ta* q«m- WAsiiiNGTON, Jan. 21.—-Yesterday, just previous to adjournment, Mr. Bland moved that the’house adjourn and on discussion the speaker declared the motion lost. Bland thereupon demanded tellers aud according to the Record this morning the speaker replied:    ‘‘There is no provision for tellers.” There was no record of this fact made in the journal and this morning Bland moved to have the journal amended accordingly. The speaker stated he had made his reply in an interrogative form and the gentleman from Missouri had seemingly acquiesced u it. The chair was informed that such details were not inserted in the journal. The chair submitted Bland’s motion to ained the journal and on a division de dared the motion lost by a vote of 88 to 95 Mr. Bland demanded tellers. The speaker inquired whether the gentleman from Missouri had discovered any ground why tellers should be appointed. The chair last night had Bug gusted he would like to have attention called to any provision regarding tellers. Mr. Bland said he had demanded tellers under the general practice of the house. The speaker declined to entertain the demand for tellers. Mr. Bland demanded the yeas and nays, and almost at the same moment appealed from the decision of the chair. The speaker said the appeal came rather late, but he would entertain it. A long and heated debate then began which lasted three hours. Mills, of Texas, Breckinridge,of Arkansas, Blount, of Georgia, McMillin, of Tennessee, and others argued a vote by tellers was as much a part of parliamentary law as a motion to adjourn. Mr. Mills said it was the only vote by which the house could correct a decision of the speaker, and if the house did not have the right to this vote the speaker became a mere czar. When the speaker refused to permit the house to have tell era to verify his count he simply refused to allow the house to say whether his de cision (right or wrong) should stand. Cannon, of Illinois, Bayne, of Penney! vania, and others upheld the chair. Mr. Carlisle inquired what redress a member had against a wrong count by the speaker if he could not have the yeas and nays. The house in absence of the conventional rules established by itself was to be governed by general parlia mentary law as modified by rules hereto fore prevailing. In submitting sn appeal to the house, the speaker said, the chair had always been unable to see how it is possible for a house which has passed out of exist once to bind by rules and regulations the house which was to come into existence in the future. The recent decisions Gan arm! Crook’* Ka port an Apocha Prtaonara--Other Matter a. Washington, Jan. 21.—The president has sent to the senate the report made by General Crook and Lieutenant Howard upon the condition of the Apache prisoners at Mount Vernon Barracks, Alabama. The president recommends that provision be made fcr the location of these Indians upon Jxnds in Indian Territory. The senate made the following confirmations: Marcus Johnson, collector of internal revenue for the district of Minnesota; George P. Fisher, of Delaware, to be first auditor of the treasury. Fisher’s nomination has been hung up in the committee on finances because of certain charges made against him; but the committee to-day unanimously decided that there were no reasons why he shouldn’t be confirmed and so reported to the senate this afternoon with the result noted. A committee from the G. A. R. was before the house committee on invalid pensions to-day, in the interest of pension legislation. They advocated the enactment of a disability pension bill and also the passage of a service pension bill. A Toronto dispatch to day stated that Mr. Farrar, a Canadian newspaper man, had been secretly before the republican members of the committee on relations with Canada, and had influenced them in opposition to the commercial union bill, in order to force annexation. Senator Hale said the story was sensational and absurd. The republican members of the committee heard no one in a secret session. Senator Dolph. another member of the committee, also denied the story. A dispatch from Woodstock, Virginia, says ex Senator Riddleberger is very low and his case is considered hopeless by physicians. The senate passed a bill to-day to create the offices of surveyor general for the states of North and South Dakota. GENERAL WASHINGTON NE WK. froi Henry A. P AHII pa la Dlamlaaad tka Pension Bareca. Washington, Jan. 21.—Henry A. Phillips, of New York, chief of the middle division of the pension office, was to day dismissed by Secretary Noble. W. H Reynolds, of Pennsylvania, was imme diately appointed to the vacancy. SKCHETABV PROCTOR INSULTED. It was rumored here this moraine that the cabinet proposed to take cognizance of the insult recently offered to Secretary Proctor at Aberdeen, Mississippi, be cause of his refusal to take official notice of the death of Jefferson Davis It was stated the citizens of that place draped federal buildings rn mourning in honor of Davis and placed the flag at half-mast They theu stuffed an old suit of clothes and labelled it “Secretary of War” and suspended the effigy from a rope stretched across the street be tween the federal building and structure opposite. It is learned, however, the subject was not even mentioned at today’s meeting, and further that it is not likely to receive any official consideration unless it is established that the fed eral officeholders participated in the transaction. removals for shortage in accounts. Secretary Noble, through special agents of the interior department, for sometime past has been investigating the accounts of a large number of re ceivera of public moneys in different parts of the country. A number of ac counts have been found short, and in these cases vigorous action will be taken Upon the recommendation of the secretory the president has made the follow tog peremtory removals: R. w. Hutch ins, of Humboldt, California, alleged shortage, $8,000; Fred W. Smith, Tucson Arizona, alleged shortage to the Unitec States, $25,000, and to private todi vidnals about $23,000 more; Sterling 8 Smith, at Devils Lake, North Dakota, alleged shortage about $1,287; Francs No Change la the ll* un a Deadlock. Des Moines, Jan. 21.—This morning a few changes were made in pairs. It had been expected that Ewart would be present and break the deadlock, but he remained paired with Young. The first roll cal), tne sixty-second and so on, resulted in a tie—Lehman (democrat) receiving 41, Wilcox (republican) 41. Two more ballots resulted the same way. Seven more ballots resulted in a tie, and after taking the seventy-first, the house, on motion of Holbrook, adjourned till to-morrow morning at ten o’clock. The republicans met in caucus immediately after adjournment. the senate. In the senate this afternoon bills were introdnced as follows: By Fenn-Providing for bank examiners and the payment of fees thereof ; also providing for the establishment of ai aoard of school book commissioners and to provide for furnishing text books for common schools. By Dodge—To provide for printing and distributing of ballots and to regulate voting, (This is the democratic Australian ballot bill) Also a bill to recognize and establish labor day. Objection was made by Gateh to the introduction of more bills on the ground that they must be acted upon by the general assembly, and that was not in actual existence as yet. Lieutenant Governor Hull ruled that as president of the senate he would recognize any senator who desired to introduce a bill, saying the senators were perfectly able to judge for themselves whether their actions were proper or not. On motion of Meservey the senate adjourned.  _ Senator Dodge’* Labor Day Bill. Special to Th* Hawk-Etk. Des Moines, Jan. 21 —Senator Dodge, of Burlington, introduced two bills in the senate to-day. The first one is in regard to the Austiallan ballot system and includes all the Montana law on that subject. The other was a bill recogniz Ing Labor Day and will be favorably re ceived by the working people of the country. It is given in full as follows: A BILL. For an act to recognize and establish Labor Day. being the second day of September, as a legal holiday. Be it enacted by the general assembly of the state of Iowa. Section. I. That the second day of September be recognized and established as Labor Day and the same shall be a legal holiday. In the event the second day of September falls on a Sunday, then in that case the Saturday before shall be a legal holiday._ LAKRABKE’S MESSAGE. Th* Govaroor’a Last Stat* Paper Will ba a Brisk Oaa Des Moines, Jan. 21.—Considerable interest is being felt in Governor Larrabee’ b message to the legislature, which will be delivered as soon as a permanent organization is effected. It will be bis last state paper and some of his friends expect that it will stir up the animals for one fierce howl. The contents of the message have not been made public, bu’ it is known that it will be very long- It will treat of IOO different topics and ai Anderson, at Del Norte, Colorado] by the speaker had been to the effect I shortage about $1,211; Charles Spalding! that the rules of the last house did not I at Topeka, Kansas, alleged shtrtage become the rules of the present house I directly. The chair is unable to see how I they can become rules of the present house indirectly. The very fact that they have beek Blade as rules shows! I clearly the necessity of a special enact-! meat If they become by indirection | evening $3,000. About ton otners who have been found jfcort will probably be removed within a few days ■ A STATE DIESER.    H I President and Mrs. Harrison gaveV state dinner to the diplomatic corps this Salt far Breach of Prom!** for Which Thar* la No Law. Special to Th* Hawk Et*. Ft. Dodge, lo., Jan 21.—A peculiar case has just come to light by the mar riage of J. R. Reed. Seven years ego a young widow consulted her attorney in regard to the marriage of a certain man Reed told her not to do so because he wanted her himself. As Reed’s wife was in poor health and not ex peeled to live very long, the widow took him up and waited, but contrary to all expectations, the invalid wife lasted seven years. The widow expected Read to fulfill his promise but he married another girl and now the one who waited wants damages. Unfortunately for her there is no law covering the case. Axtell’* Trainer Talk*. Waterloo, la., Jan. 21.—A letter from C W. Williams, of Independence, Iowa, breeder and trainer of Axtell, prince of trotting stallions, and his stable com panion Allerton, says: “I wish I could j say I expected Allerton to lower the four I year old record this season, but I cannot, as he improves very slowly from an in | jury received at Des Moines last season, and it now looks as if it would be neces-jsary to give him a year’s rest. Mr. Williams’ new balloon-shaped track presumed to be the fastest in the world, is laid out on as beautiful piece of ground as one could find anywhere. The big turn lays toward the south. Going up the back stretch there is just the least perceptible I upward incline. At the turn the track becomes as level as a parlor floor, and the way home is as much down as the back-stretch is up hill. The Independ jence Driving Park association offers $30,* I OOO for six days’ racing the last week of August. The purses that closed January I filled well, and those to close February will do even better. Supreme Court Decision*, Special to Th* Hawk-Ey*. Des Moines, Jan. 21.—The following decisions were filed in the supreme court to-day: V. D. Stoddard vs, I. M. Lloyd, et a1., appellants, Montgomery district; affirmed. Abraham Bolton, appellant, va. Jacob McShsne, Linn district; affirmed. D. W. Faulkner, appellant, vs. John Closer, Shelby district; affirmed. Christian Meier vs. Thomas M. Shrunk, appellant, Clayton district; affirmed. John Herald, et a1., appellants, vs. E. W. Owen, et a1-, Chickasaw district; affi rmed. _. Th* Supreme Court Doaket. Des Moines, Jan. 21.—The docket of the January term of the supreme court, which begins next Tuesday, is well loaded down with cases, but only a few of them are important. One of the most interesting cases is the appeal of Billings, convicted of the murder of Kingsley at Waverly. The suit begun against the governor for republishing an article reflecting upon Mrs. Turney’s character is still in the courts. The casa is also on the January docket of the supreme court on an appeal of the attorney for the state. The abstract printed is quite long. Farmer* ted Knight*. Marshalltown, lo.. Jan. 21.—The state convention of the Farmers’ Alliance and delegates of the Knights of Labor will meet in the labor union hall of this city February ll and 12. The president of the Farmers’ Alliance will be chairman of the meeting. It is expected that three hundred delegates will be hereto talk over a political alliance between the farmers and workingmen, not to form into a third party but to select the best of each of the candidates of the old parties on the separate tickets. Th* Stat* Horticultural** Special to Thi Hawk-Ey*. Des Moines, Jan. 21.—The 8tate Horticultural society is in session here today with a good attendance. This morning was devoted to hearing of reports from the first, second and third districts. After dinner the first thing was reports of officers, followed by reports from the rest of the districts in regard to various topics of interest to the society. This evening three papers were read. The meeting of the society will continue till Thursday evening. A Debtor’* 8uleld*. Special to THI Hawk-St>. Eagle Grove, Jan. 21.—Ond J. B. Miller died this morning at his home in Clarion from the effects of morphine poisoning. He had been making his home in Eagle Grove and had succeeded Galveston, Jan. 20.—A tragedy was enacted in the court house here to-day in which Kyle Terry, a nephew of the late Judge David Terry, was instantly killed and two men badly wounded. The killing was the outcome of the Fort Bend troubles, which resulted sometime ago in such a bloody battle between the citizens of Richmond. 8ome months ago Terry, who was tax assessor of Fort Bend county, and a member of what is known as the “woodpecker” party, had some difficulty with three Gibson boys, all members of the “jaybird” party. One of the brothers was killed by Kyle When the case came up for trial, Terry got a change of venue to Galveston county as did also Judge Parker, who i* charged with the murder of a negro woman during the Richmond riot, which it is claimed was incited by him. Shortly after ten o’clock this morning Kyle Terry, his brother, Captain Terry of California, Judge Parker, Judge Weston, Doctor Gale and some others entered the court house. As Terry turned toward the stairway a shot was fired and Terry fell dead. There was a moments lull and then four or five shots were fired from different directions Judge Weston, of Fort Bend county, and Henry Pittle, of Galveston, were seriously wounded. Witnesses say three meD were shooting, naming them as Vol Gibson who killed Terry and whose brother Terry had killed. Dan Ragsdale and young Mitch ell, of the Jaybirds. Immediately after the shooting six arrests we*e made, including Vol Gibson. It was evident the intention was to kill Weston and Parker as well as Terry, the two latter because they were “Woodpeckers.” MADE A GOOD HAUL. S. THE CONDITION OF THE ONION PACIFIC'S GREAT BLOCKADE. One Passengerin the Imprisoned Trains Dies of “La Grippe”—Many Towns Entirely Cot Off From the Outside World. Governor Ahbatt StrAacly Advoaatae 8acracy of lb* Yota Trenton, N. J., Jan. 21 —The inaug ural message was sent to the legislature to day Governor Leon Abbett comes out strongly in favor of ballot reform The system which he strongly commends provides for the registration of every voter; the absolute secrecy of the ballot with the prohibition of the use of any precinct whenever the courts shall be satisfied that the electors for any reason have been deprived of a fair opportunity to express their choice at the ballot box; the right of nomination by petition: a limitation of the amount which may be egally spent in or for any election, and declaring the election void should this amount be exceeded by any candidate or any person acting for or in his behalf ; the publication by eveiy candidate of an itemized statement under oath of all moneys expended at such election by him or with his knowledge, and failure so to do, rendering the election void. KAILKOID MATTERS. Two MaaKcd Men Stop a Train la California and Rob thcKxpreaa Car. Tulare, Cal., Jan. 27.—A eouth bound passenger train was stopped this morning by two masked men seven miles north of here They climbed over the tender and compelled the engineer and fireman to stop the train and leave it. The robbers then compelled the ex pressman to open his door when they robbed the car of the money in it which is thought to be several thousand dollars A tramp stealing a ride was mistaken for a trainman and shot in the head. He was brought here and may recover. No trace of the robbers. Comptaiat FIDS With th* (atar* alate Co tuatara* CcmmDalon. Washington, Jan. 21.—Edward Kern hie, of Kemble & Hasting’s, flour and grain dealers, of Boston, has fi’ed with the interstate commerce commission a complaint against the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway Company, the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Company, and the Boston and Albany Railroad Company. The com plainant alleges that shippers of grain and flour from Chicago are charged un just discriminating rates. THE ATCHISON TRUST MEETING. Boston, Jan, 21.—Nearly 200,000 shares of Atchison stock were represented at to-day'8 modified five-year trust meeting. B. P. Cheney, Levi C. Wade and William J. Roche were chosen new trustees. The trust indenture is modified so that any vacancies in the trust shall be filled by the trustees as a whole. “BIG INJUN GOT GKM', WAHI'’ A BRUTAL DJK&D, HI* Kentucky Offlear Killed mad WH* Badly Wounded. Cattletsburg, Ky., Jan 21.—R. M. Long, a Wyandotte county constable, was murdered and his wife desperately wounded Sunday night by a band of ruffians who broke into the house. A neighbor passing found the front door had been broken in. On the bed weltering in their blood lay Long and his wife The former’s body was riddled with bullets and life was extinct The latter had a ghastly wound in her face and was unconscious. Her wounds are thought to be fatal. Friends of the murdered man believe a gang of desperadoes against whom he had warrants for moonshining committed the deed. Others believe it is merely a continuation of th* Hatfield McCoy feud as the victim is related to the former family. B AGG ED THB JEWELRY. A Band of KlsRt Huudrad Balas; Wiped Oat by Hie Malady. Winnipeg, Man., Jan. 21.—A band of eight hundred Indians on St. Peter’s re serve a few miles out of Winnipeg, is being wiped out. The Indians are afflicted with la grippe in its most severe form and being without proper medical attendance, they quickly succumb to the malady, which in moat cases develops into lung diseases. Seventy-five per cent of them are down with the epidemic and if speedy action is not taken by the authorities in the way of sending physi clans few will survive. THE “GRIP” AT DAVENPORT. Special to Th* Hawk-Et*. Davenport, Jan. 21. — The grippe doesn’t let go here. The spread of the malady is probably checked to some extent, and new cases are appearing with less frequency, but the old ones are in creasing in virulence and there are many serious once. Patients having passed the acute st-ge do not recover as they should, but linger along, weak and lan guid and in danger of a relapse for a long time. Several deaths have occurred already and more are anticipated. THE FIRST FATAL CASE. Fort Dodge, Jan. 21.—The funeral of Miss Sarah Conlee, the first victim to the influenza, occurs this afternoon. Miss Conlee had been ill bat three days and her sudden death was a great shock to the community._ TWO SCHOONERS WRECKED San Francisco, Jan. 21.—The prospects are that the great snow blockade on the Central Pacific will be cleared tonight or to-morrow. There is now three feet of snow on the ground at Colfax, while at Cisco the country is covered to a depth of over fifteen feet on a level and in drifts the snow is three or four times as deep. Last evening the Central Pacific opened the road to five dead engines near Champion Spur. Tee rotary plow was pushed by eleven engines and the snow was thrown fifty feet on either side of the track. One hundred and fifty snow shovellers engaged in digging a trench were surprised and completely buried by snow from the plow. They were badly scared but the only injuries sustained was a ducking. Heavy slides and drifts are reported between Truckee and Boca. A rotary plow is clearing the road to Blue Canyon aud during the night is expected to clear the track to the two imprisoned passenger trains between Blue Canyon and Alta Over one thousand snow shovellers and workmen\re on the mountains to-night. Truckee is cut off from all communication with the outside world, but this is true of aii mining and other towns in the Sierras. A passenger named E. A. Sanford died of pneumonia, superinduced by an attack of la grippe and wa? burled by men on snow shoes at Truckee yesterday, it being impossible to break a road to the cemetery. Most of the passengers in the two trains near Blue Canyon wero well provided for delay Among eastern passengers on the imprisoned trains are E A. Dolber, Pocatello. Illinois; E P. Roberts, Maple Park, Illinois; Miss J. S. Brend&ll Galena, Illinois. At Dutch Flat many houses have been crushed by snow, but no lives were lost. Snow shoes are the only means of getting anywhere. The damage to fruit trees will be considerable. Should the snow go off with a rain the damage to the valley will be immense In addition to the imprisoned trains near Blue Canyon, two east bound passel} gar trains are snowed in near Shady Run. Railroad people are doing everything possible to make the passengers comfortable John J. Jennings, the New York newspaper man who came out to meet Nellie B’v in San Francisco and escort her to New York was caught in the blockade. He made the journey from Blue Canyon to Alto on snow shoes and then rode on an engine to Sacramento where he arrived this morning and took a special traim to meet Miss Ely at Lathrop. On the Oregon road the passenger trains bound to and from Portland are still stuck in the deep snows ^of the Siskiyou range. • TRAINS THROUGH TO PORTLAND. Portland, Ore, Jan. 21.—The first through train for the past week arrived here this evening at five o’clock over the Union Pacific line from the east About two hundred and fifty passengers arrived on the first section, also a large quantity of baggage and mail. Another train arrived at six o’clock with more passengers and mail. Two more trains are due in the morning. The blockade is broken and unless a storm follows the company will be able to keep the road open. The blockade on the Southern Pacific remains unbroken. A Bold Robbery by Two Tblev** la Moatraal. Montaeal, Jan. 21.—Last night, when the streets in the neighborhood were crowded, two men walked up to Walker’s diamond store on Notre Dame street and tied the doors together with a rope. Then they rushed to the plate glass show-window and smashed it with a heavy hammer. One swept almost every piece of diamond jewelry into a bag, while the other snatched a tray of diamond rings. The only occupant of the store was Walker himself He attempted to open the door, but finding it locked, he rushed behind the counter and began firing through the window, but the thieves had made off. The thief with a tray of rings in his possession was cap tured after a sharp run, but tho other escaped with the bag of jewels, which are valued at between $15,000 and $20 OOO. HAD A GOOD TIM* ANYHOW. A Pa RU I atle Parlor in aa ca at Denver that Bro** ap la a Row Denver, Jan. 21.—A fight this afternoon between Ed 8mith, of this city and Kessler, of Montana, was more an exhibition of blood than science The fighters slashed at each other regardless all rules ’The referee had his clothes nearly torn off him in pulling the men apart in his endeavor to keep them from breaking the rules. In the seventh round the friends of the principles quarrelled, the ropes were broken down and the fight became general among the four hundred sports present. W. B Masterson seeing serious trouble would result jumped into the ring and hurried Kessler and Smith into a car and the affair broke up in a miserable farce. Troabl* Feared by N**rooa. Apalachoka, Fla., Jan. 21.—The ne- ______ __    groes employed in eaw mills here struck in becoming indebted to most of his ac-1 last week for ten hours and more pay. quaintances. His suicide is probably the1 ,r-"' —*    —r,rV    Ute™ arf v    mil! m. result of temporary insanity, that is at I least the charitable conclusion. A Trial Stopped by ta* “Grip ” West Union, lo., Jan. 21.—The jurymen in the Rosier murder trial are being attacked one after another with the I “grip,” and the trial is being postponed j from day to day. Jurymen Fritz and Oberkirtt are now sick abed. The evidence is all in and the attorneys are j «*** ________ ,       ___    ready to make their pleas. The evidence ready coveVsixty pages of "type-writer I has been damaging to the accused—Mrs copy and isn’t yet quite finished. The I Heater a* will 4 .    vi    ♦    UM    t    ^1 TIT I ll A* governor will “point with pride’ efoi The ___ _    _    to    the completion of some of the reforms he began, particularly the railroad Hon. It is expected that he will recommend additional legislation especially in the line of authorizing the rail road commissioners to fix joint rate*, and, possibly he will recommend the re sonator McCoy Batter. Oskaloosa, Jan. 21.—Senator McCoy is slightly better than yesterday. Temperature 101, pulse 84. He rested well part of the night. His condition is still critical but with some hopes of recovery. A Placate* SOMO Two went to work at Kennedy mill yes terday. Last night one of them was assassinated. The negroes at work are alarmed and the whiles fear trouble. The governor has been telegraphed to and a local militia company is under arms.__ Alleged Crc ally at Jacksonville. Chicago, Jan. 20.—The Journal this afternoon publishes a sensational interview with sixteen year old Leroy Drake, a recent inmate of the State Institution for the blind at Jacksonville alleging cruel treatment cf inmates by Superintendent Phillips and his subordinates. Tko Jary Dlaograod. Minneapolis, Jan. 21 —The jurv to the celebrated Welch-Erwin libel case disagreed and were discharged to day. FATAL COLLISION. duction of passenger rates to two cents a I of health and strength renewed and of mile. But his message will be chiefly I ease and comfort follows the use of devoted to the review of the condition and affairs of the various state institu tions. It can be said to Governor Barra bee’s credit that no governor has given more careful and faithful ^ attention to the different public institutions than he. He has made a practice of visiting them all frequently and giving personal atten tion to their management and condition Syrup of Figs, as it acts in harmony with nature to effectually cleanse the system when costive or bilious. For sale to 50c and $1.00 bottle* bv all leading druggist* Slate Rhotograpkar* Orgeats*. Special to Ta* Hawk-Eye. Waterloo, Jan. 21.—The photogra: I Owe Ma* Killed aad a Number Probably Fatally la J arad at Omaha Omaha Jan. 21.—A collision of suburban trains on the belt line division of the I Missouri Pacific occurred about eight o’clock this morning, instantly killing William Boyle, a local democratic politician. J. Schw&rick, deputy county treasurer, was injured internally; J. Harry I and a man named Vandevinier were bad- of the’ state met here today and I Iv crushed, probably fataUy ; S. Fraher ^o^hTTe^’Sr^honi; and tolJXSd “.Ute orguuz.tioa the objectl-d Funk fisted thahljg, brotan, at aU times prepared to act intelligently of which is given out aa the on all matters relating to them.    J    of the interest of photography. A Can for comrty Auditor’* Maotla*. I    Advloo    to Motkaer* ■Des Moines, Jan. 21.-A call has been    Mrs. Winslow’t Soothing Syrup Sued for the annual meeting of the alwaysbe used for county auditors, to be held in this city, lit soothes the child, wftoii beginning January 80th. One of the allay* all pain, important subject* to be dlscuMed in the | the beet remedy for diarrhma. Twenty ^ matter of assessments. As it now is, Ave cents a bottle ITwo brothers named Mitzlaffg, railroad (shop boys, were very seriously injured,! one receiving a fractured skull. Several I other * passengers were more or lev I bruised. Conductor William Shields had San arm broken and was badly crushed I The »nhnrhan train was twenty min-) lutes late but had orders to run ahead to I Omaha.    A freight train which had orders to follow the passenger train into thr** Offlear* aad Iwaaty Man ara Drowned. Ban Francisco, Jan. 20 — Advices were received to day by the steamer Oceanica that a Russian government schooner seized the otter hunting schooner Rose on the first of November near Robin Island for poaching, and putting a prize crew of six men aboard, started for Wladivostnck. During the night the Rose went ashore and was wrecked. One of the Russian sailors and seven of the crew of the Rose were picked up and the government steamer started for Wladivosteck Failing to reach there, fears are entertained for her safety, and later a report was received that the schooner had been wrecked near Gape Sooya. and her crew of three officers and twenty men, together with the men picked up from the wreck of! the Rose, were all drowned. NELLIE BLY’S FLY. TK* GIob*-TroU#r Arrive* at ’Fria*® aad la Spaading New York at ar da San Francisco, Jan.21 —The steamer Oceanic, with Miss Nellie Bly among its passengers, arrived here at 9:30 this morning. Miss Bly was taken off by a tug as soon aa the steamer entered the harbor and conveyed at once to Oakland, where she boarded a special train which w&B in waiting and started on the overland journey, via the Southern Pacific and the Atlantic and Pacific routes. AN OLD TIMER’S KICK. TK* Daadly (arrant. Newburgh N. Y., Jan. 21. — Yesterday a horse touched with his nose an iron poet to which h* was hitched and immediately fell like a log. Thomas Dawson, who tried to raise the animal, fell dead on touching it, and Thomas Saltz, who went to Dawson’s assistance, received a severe shock. An electric wire had sagged upon an iron rod extending from the building to the iron post to which the horse was hitched, thus distributing the fatal current. The horse was not killed. Ha Objaota to th* Btatamaat That Beachwood Trot* Grow la flanaoak Comity. Correspondence of Th* Haws-Bt*. Dallas City, DI., Jan. 21.—The writer hereof was not a little surprised at the statement in the article on coon hunting in Illinois recently printed in Thb Hawkeye that there were beechwood tree* In Hancock county, Illinois The .wrij^ hereof has been a resident of old cock for over fifty years; was born toe heavily beech-timbered county (Indiana), but has never seen any of that kind of three grown in old Hancock. Than again, this county is mostly prairie— some timber on the eastern line along Crooked creek—and a number of sugar camus are located along that stream WERE NOX DROWNED. MHI* Pvatpotcd San Francisco, Jan. 21.—Directors of the California Athletic club last night postponed the fight between Jack Dempsey and BIP McCarthy, of Australia, to February 18, Dempsey being unwell The fight between Patsy Kerrigan, of Boston, and Danny Needham, of St. Paul, was postponed to February 27, Kerrigan being unable to reach there on time.    _ Ssflocakd by Caal G New Yore, Jan. 21.—Isaac Lockwood was found unconscious last evening in his roc rn, suffering from suffocation by g%6 from a stove Beside him lay dead his roommate, Wm. Bradley. Lockwood was taken to the hospital where every effort was made to bring him to, but he died this morning_ A Bacca oafnl Ha ta rial aaa* Special to Th* Hawk-Ey*. Woodhull 111-, Jan 21.—A successful merchants' carnival was given in Whit more’s hall here this evening under the TK* Report That Four Mea Had Par-Db ad la tba River Uatraa I Special to Th* Hawk-Ey*. Oquawka, IU., Jan. 21.—The telegrams sent out from here Sunday, saying that four young men who were on their ray to a dance. Saturday night, been tumbled into the river by fractions- ’ I horses and drowned, seems to have ben a mistake in nearly ail particulars. It is now reported that some twelve men were ! in the wagon and that they wer^ si out by the wagon going over an'emoaaki ment at the aide of the road and that oi I of them named Elmer Freed, fell head and was instantly killed, the ef caping with more or less severe Mulatded. New York, Jan. 21 —George F. Damon, the New York agent of a western nae land and real estate company, whose jgy^ offices are at Caldwell, Kansas, commit' > t ted feuicidelMonday by shooting himself- ale He lived with his wife in a handsome, residence at Port Chester, New Tori -----t    , He has been missing for the last twc auspices of the ladies of the Presbyterian I dayt. Damon had been staying at church. A fine display was made and|Martc~     -    w was witnessed by large delegations of dozens from the neighboring villages. Backdate Ara tea Halva. The best salve in the world for cuts, bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, fever sores, tetter, chapped hands, chilblains corns and all skin eruptions, and positively cures piles, or no pay required. ll is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction or money refunded. Price 25 cento per b-rr For sate a* Wawrvte Jrnsr atr*r* DI ad WUK HI* Child raa. St. John, N. F , Jan. 20 — John Gcr Icy and his three children perished in a fire last night. Gorley died in the flames while making a third attempt to rescue his children from the burning house. ▲ Bom Faut. Marysville, Ess , Jan. 21.—The State I Bank of Irving has suspended The ossests of the bank amount nominally to | $150,000 Th* liabilities are unknown. Merton house in this city, where! received a telegram from Secret*! I Blaine of the land company at Coldweil Kansas, notifiing him a sum of $24 Bl should have been paid in December19 when it was due for the purchase oj some land. It is believed Damon wa unable to pay the money on account cl financial troubles which H lend to the suicide. ion ■ Leading physicians [Ayer’s Sarsaparilla. Oldim^^B take it with perfect safety. It the blood, strengthens the tcrw^l vitalizes the system. Popular lienee has long placed this medicine i head of tonic alteratives. rn Float af Batght Buffalo, Jan. 21.—A foreign cate, with headquarters in Hetf Y nearly as can oe ascertained, MI have closed a bargain for ■■§§ owned by the “Red Stack*7!! proposes to buy up a ii others ■ii The seven vessels owned byM ■The worst feature about catarrh is dangerous tendency to consumption. Hood’s I Stack” line are valued at $737 Sarsaparilla cures catarrh by purifying the I       ■ blood.   ‘ I Poara’ soap semi re* a beautiful I ;