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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - January 23, 1890, Burlington, Iowa Established: June, 1839,] THE BURLINGTON HAWKEYE. \    BULLINGTON, IOWA, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 23, 1890. IAE SAMOAN TREATY. IHF. SENATE DERIDES TO MHE PUBLIC THE SOBIECT MATTER. Secretary Blaine’* Letter Concerning the Matter—Sessions of the Senate and House—General Washington Gossip-Capital Note*. Washington, Jan. 22 —The senate today, iu secret session, resolved to make public the Samoan treaty negotiated in Berlin last spring, and which was published last Sunday. Secretary Blaine’s letter to the president accompanying the treaty is very long. The subjects as to which the commissioners were instructed came under five heads. First. They were directed to ask the restoration of the status quo in order to remove the disturbance caused by the forcible intervention of Germany and deportation of Malietoa. This was not to be, however, an ultimatum which would close the conference. Second—The organization of a stable governmental system for the islands whereby the native independence and autonomy should be preserved free from control of the preponderating influence of any foreign government. Third The adjustment of land claims. Fourth— Prohibition of the sale of firearms and alcoholic liquors. Fifth— The question of the municipal administration of Apia as a foreign set Dement under a due reservation of extra territorial rights. The secretary says: The protocols of several sessions, herewith submitted, show the discussion which took place on each of these important heads and indicate successive stages by which views three governments thereon came into harmony. The result is, in the main, entirely in accord with the instructions under which the American plenipotentiaries acted. It is proper to observe that the mailers in respect of which the agreement seemed most difficult were the restoration of the status quo, the formation of a stable government without preponderance of influence on the part of any treaty powers, and the raising of revenue for the maintenance of that government. As to the first of these points, the chief obstacle to an unqualified renewal of the status was found in the reluctance of Germany to admit such a situation as would appear to leave Mat&afa. against whom she had declared war, eligible for the free choice of the natives as king. It is confidently believed the final accord removes these difficulties and the Samoans themselves in the exercise of the freedom which they are to continue to enjoy appear to have effected a practical solution of the matter. On the second point the danger of pre-ponderation of influence on the part of I any one of these powers is obviated by laking the chief foreign adviser and judge from a neutral nation. The revenue question has been adjusted with due regard to the limited resources of the natives and the oblige ti Ona of the three powers to share in the burden which, by force of circumstances, I* has been necessary to impose in protection of their common interests and f >r the maintenance of peace and order. In conclusion the secretary expresses the hope that the act may be conducive to the good government of Samoa under native autonomy and to a lasting settlement of the vexed questsons which have agitated three powers in their complex relations to these islands. tee of the whole for the consideration of the Oklahoma town site bill. The third section of the townsite bill was finally agreed to after some amendment and the committee rose. The bill was then reported to the house and passed Mr. Stewart, of Georgia, from the committee on judiciary, reported a bill for the purchase of two sites for the erection of buildings for the confinement of federal prisoners at a cost of half a million dollars each. and appropriating 9100,000 for the erection of workshops. The house went into a committee of the whole and on motion of Clunie, of California, an amendment was adopted providing for three buildings, one to be located north and another south of the 39th degree and east of the Rocky Mountains, and another west of the Rocky Mountains The second section provides that convicts must be employed exclusively in the manufacture of supplies for the government. Mr. Spinola, of New York, offered an amendment providing they shall not be employed in the manufacture of any goods or merchandise that are manufactured in any part of the United States; rejected. Mr. McCreary. of Kentucky, offered an amendment providing that convicts shall not be worked outside of the prison enclosure; adopted Mr. Raines, of New York, offered an amendment providing that convicts shall be employed exclusively in the manufacture of such supplies for the government as can be manufactured without the use of machinery; agreed to. Pending further action the committee rose. Mr. McKinley reported back the customs administrative bill and it was referred to the committee of the whole. Mr. McKinley moved that the house go into a committee, stating as soon as the committee was in session he would move that it rise and the house adjourn. This did not prove satisfactory to the democrats and Crisp moved an adjournment. The speaker decided the motion lost, 83 to 88, and the yeas and nays were called for. The motion to adjourn was lost, yeas 94, nays IOO. The motion then recurred on Mc Finley’s motion to go into the commiitee, but as it was evident the democrats would demand the yeas and nays, McKinley moved to adjourn, which motion was agreed to. The reason underlying Crisp’s motion to adjourn was he feared the committee on elections might report upon the contested election case of Smith vs Jackson, from the fourth West Virginia district. lie does not desire (and in this he has the full support of the democratic eide of the bouse) that any contested election case shall be called up while the house is devoid of any regular rules for its government and is dependent only on general parliamentary laws as construed by the speaker._ CONGRESSIONAL, GOSSIP. THS SKN ATK. Mit Mailer of Mortgaged Far aa* and Ute Blair Bill Looked Into. Washington. Jan. 22.—Among the bills reported and placed on the calendar was one increasing to 92,500 a year the pension now allowed to the widow of General Kilpatrick. Mr. Chandler offered a concurrent resolution (which went over until to-morrow i authorizing the committee on immigration in the two houses to investigate the working of various laws of the United States and the several states in regard to immigration from foreign countries aud also to investigate the workings of contracts by the secretary of the tieas ary under the law of congress of August 2. 1882, with various state commissions, boards aud officers. The senate resumed consideration of tho bill that was discussed yesterday to ascertain what percentage of the people own farms, the number of farms under mortgage, and the amount thereof. Responding to Vest’s remark of yesterday, Mr. Teller remarked that the agricultural depression was not peculiar to the United States. It prevailed in all countries of the world except France Recent parliamentary inquiry had shown that British farmers had within twelve years sunk more than half their capital. That the condition of British farmers could not be attributed to a protective tariff. The trouble was neither free trade nor protection. Since the United States resumed specie payment in 1879 there has been a continuous drop in prices of farm produce. It was that which was making the discontent and trouble. He moved, therefore, that the bill be recommended. The discussion was kept up for nearly two hours going largely over the questions of tariff, of silver, of over production and steamship subsidies. It was further participated in by Morrill, George. Stewart, Spooner. Vest, Blair, Plumb, Berry, and Reagan. Finally Hale (chairman of the census committee) expressed a willingness to have the bill recommitted (as suggested by Teller) and the belief that that would be the best disposition of it. The committee would then undertake to perfect the bill and would report it back at an early day. The question of recommittal was taken up by yeas and nays. The first vote resulted yeas 22, nays 14. As there was no quorum voting, there was a call of the senate which showed there were fifty three senators present (some of them paired). The second vote resulted—yeas 26, nays 20, (accomplished by the transfer of pairs), and the bill was recommitted to the census committee. The Blair educational bill was then taken up; Blair demanding its reading in full. At the close of the reading and some discussion, it was arranged by unanimous consent that the bill be postponed till Monday week, and be then "unfinished business.” After an executive session the senate adjourned.__ THI HOUSE. .Jackson, the Democratic K<*pr*eenfauve from Weat Virginia, Unsealed Washington, Jan. 22.—By a strict party vote the house elections committee to-day decided to report in favor of unseating Jackson, the democratic representative from West Virginia, and declaring Smith, the republican contestant, entitled to the seat. This is the first of the seventeen contested election cases which the committee has to dispose of and it was the first one upon which argument was heard. The senate select committee on inriga lion and reclamation of arid lands held an extended session last evening to hear Major Powell, director of the United States geological survey. The major made a long statement to the committee on the subject and then lead a lengthy bill drafted by him which provides for a topographic and hydrographic survey of the arid region for the segregation off the same into irrigable, pastural and timber lands, the two latter to remain the property of the United States for the use of the people of the irrigation dis tricts The bill provides for federal con trol over interstate waters, and the forma tion of water districts under control of the states and territories. The senate committee on foreign rcla tion a to-day ordered an adverse report to be made on the Call Cuba resolution. Secretary Windom has written Lind of the house committee on commerce, stating that he perceives no reason for making Sioux City a port of delivery, or Rock Island, Illinois, a port of entry, Wm L Byrd, governor of the Chick asaw nation, in a communication to day laid before tin senate, protests against the proposed establishment of a territorial form of government in Oklahoma ae a violation of the treaty of 1830. He says such a change would tend to the annihilation of the Indian tribes in the Indian territory LEHMAN LO® EF. I in spite of Mr. Lehman was to fuse with ; the gxeenbacker8. I Nothing new was proposed at the opening of to-day’s session. Interest was lively after the pairs were announced, OHE OF HIS SPEECHES THAT WILL INTEREST I |» keP' >'P only UDtu Ewart, of Powe- «shiek, voted for Lehman the same as be-THE IHDEPEHBEHTS.    j    *ore» then the roll call became the same monotonous round There seemed I to be no lessening in the crowd of spee-A Plan That May Break the    Des Moines I taters both rn the galleries and the Deadlock—The Proceeds*    in    the    j    ££ House and the Senate—Other State Items. Special to The Bawx-Ry*. Des Moines, Jan. 22 —Before going into caucus this morning the republicans oohed pleased and very confidant. The talk almost everywhere last night pointed toward either an organization to-day or some fun, It was a matter of surprise to a great many tnat Ewart, union labor, (lad so steadily voted with the democrats, and yet had not gone into their caucus and was in no way bound to fol-ow out any line of action they might propose. But his pairing with Young before going home showed plainly that ie intended to make the most of his power, and not let the house organize by reason of his absence. In the republican caucus this morning the method of attack was plainly outlined, so that when the house came to order they were pretty well agreed on what to do. The method of Mr. Luke yesterday in .    ... u&V as iOiiOW8 rejecting on his personal responsibility    First—Until the democratic proposition has been very favorably spoken of, Had he that the members are recovering their health and are getting around again to fight the matter out. The few who went home over Sunday came back again with unchanged minds. While Ewart was at home it was the special mission of the democratic brethren of his locality to go around to him and admon ish him to stand firmly by democracy In order to eecape their numerous calls and unsolicited advice the persecuted in dependent fled to Montezuma for Sunday rest and let the good democrats call while he was away from home. They were not disappointed at all—oh, no! They might as well have allowed the poor man in peace to enjoy the company of his family for his vote this morning, in spite of the absence of the personal admonition of his democratic constituency, showed no change from its former condition and the deadlock went merrily on. Instead of paying close attention to what was going on the members simply began to read newspapers, answer correspondence and otherwise amuse themselves. This continued without change until after the ballot, when Blythe arose and stated the reasons why the republican caucus refused to accept the proposition made by the democrats on Mon- First—Until the temporary organization of the house is completed, as required by statute, we cannot legally or spoken as if authorized to do so by the'»ProPeriy enter into any contract, com-caucus the republicans would either have I Promi8e    arrangement relating to tne had to crawfish or else let all proposals • come from the democratic side in regard ! n profit greatly by it They cared nothing for the' private opinion of Hotchkins for they know him to be honest, but through him they got just what they wanted from the opposition It was pitiful to see the gentleman from Davis county appealing to his side to sustain him and see the democratic hosts stick firmly to their seats. Having gained this admission, the republicans know just what to do and will stick as firmly as ever by their determination not to give up a pnint in organization. The fight from now on will be warmer than ever. The senate session this afternoon had a very interesting time. A number of the senators had bills they desired to introduce and when that order was called upon they began rushing them in at a great rate Gatch was greatly opposed to this Kelly introduced the resolution to cut off further introduction of bills and Gatch at once spoke in support of it. He said that it was a proper thing for the Senate to go ahead and transact any business which required the concurrent action of another body. The other branch of the general assembly was not yet organized, so the general assembly was not yet really in existence. Dungan in opposition said he was of the same opinion as Gatch yesterday afternoon when the question was raised, but but having looked the matter up he was perfectly satisfied the senate could go as far as it had gone with any bill, and more bills could be carried along to the same extens. Senators Price, Seeds and Finn also argued in favor of rejecting the resolution. Woolson said that as there was not statutory or constitutional limitation to the senate there should be no further delay and bills should be introduced in order that the senators might become familiarized with them, so that when the committees were appointed the/ could all the more readily go to^jrk THE HOUSE SESSION. Sterelary Blain*’! Intention* Washington, Jan. 22 —An authoritative reply to the rumor to Mr. Blaine will resign from th$ cabinet can be given. The secretary proposes to proceed with his duties un'ii the Pan-American congress shall have fully completed its work. So much he has determined Whether he will continue in the cabinet after the Pan-American congress dissolves he will decide when the time comes. At present no change in his plans is contemplated. The secretary ha9 been deeply affected by the death of his son, and he feels crippled, but he does not entertain any thought of retirement from active public life. He will go on with his duties if his health con tinues in the improved condition of the past two months._ MR. MASON IS SANGUINE Ha Baya that Chlcaco la Sara to Win ta* World’s Fair. Chicago, Jan. 22.—Congressman Wil liam E Mason was in the city to-day trying an important case before Judge Gresham. The congressman looks well and smiling as usual, in spite of the hard work he has put in *or Chicago as the site of the world’s fair. "The location,” he said, "will be se lected by the house in committee of the whole, and in that fight Chicago will win!” Mr. Mason went on to say that when the special committee was appointed an agreement was entered into by which the committee was to report a general plan for the world’s fair without recommend ing the claims of any city and that if this agreement were broken the chances of the city so recommended would be ruined, as the other partiea to the ar rangement would at once combine and defeat the report. He does not expect after I any action to be taken before next week, ' * and is enthusiastic in his confidence that Tit Okie Mo mc Townsite BUI—Prison Labor—a SklrnliM. Washington, Jan. 22.—The following bills were introduced and referred: For! the improvement of St. Mary’s river and Hay Lake canal; to forfeit certain land I grants; to aid in the construction of railroads , and one making Des Moines a port | of delivery. when noses are counted Chicago will lead the roll call. Mr. Mason said he had been too busy with World’s Fair matters to pay any attention to the Illinois appointments, land did not know what Senator Far well’s attentions were with regard to the appointment of Mr. Clark, as collector to permanent organization. Mr. Luke said simply as far as he was concerned ae was unwilling to consider any compromise for permanent organization until the temporary was settled, which leaves the caucus to propose whatever it pleases. Y'our correspondents have been looking up Mr. Fred Lehman in various ways, and it is with greater surprise than ever that we look upon the democratic effrontery in keeping him up as a candidate for temporary clerk. Especially is this so when in comes to the independent vote. It is well known that Mr. Lehman is an earnest opponent of fusion, and it is surprising that the independents support him under any circumstances. He has very plainly ex pressed himself on that subject in the speech given herewith. The following speech made by Mr. F. W Lehman at a democratic convention July 13, 1878, will be interesting reading to the independents who are not supporting him for temporary clerk: MB LEHMAN’S SPEECH. Mr Chairman, I now move the adoption of the first resolution offered to me. The discussion of this resolution brings up for debate the entire question before this convention to-day. It is whether the democratio party after eighteen long years of patient wating, after eighteen years of courageous resistance, in the face of repeated defeats, shall now in the hour of its triumph abandon all the convictions for which it fought and which sustained it through all its adversity, and adopt the wild fancies and vagaries of a new born and ephemeral party that must pass away ae the clouds. The traditions and principles of the democratic party pledge it to a stable system of currency placed upon a basis beyond the control and direction alike of financial speculators and political adventurers, and now it is proposed that these traditions and principles be abandoned and the party committed to the visionary schemes and reckless of an organization composed in its leadership almost if not altogether of designing deserters from the democratic and republican parties. And what inducement is held out for this change? Simply that of doubtful success. If we must sacrifice our convictions let us sacrifice them not to a chance, but to a certainty. If we must endorse whom we cannot approve let us endorse the republican candidate, whose election our endorsement will secure and not the greenback candidate, whose election our endorsement will leave in doubt. Let us make sure of the price of our betrayal. But, gentlemen, political victories are not won by the course you seem disposed to adopt. Anything to beat Grant did not beat Grant. Anything to beat Cummings will not beat Cummings Surrender your convictions to the 6e ductive whisperings of success and y ou will add to the humiliation of disaster, the mortification of disgrace. Time and again we have listened to the advice and followed the course urged upon us today. We have approved of every political heresy and coalesced with every political sect that has arisen in our midst, but our alliance with them has already proven a source of weakness and resuled The democratic party here has for so long gone harloting with every political strumpet that would submit to its embrace and to-day it so worn with the exertions and so weakened with the dis eases of libertinism, that we are told it cannot stand alone, and instead of restoring its strength by a return to the paths of virtue, it is proposed by this new liaison to raise up a lusty bastard to take its place. The figure I use is a coarse one but it suits the subject. En dorse the greenback nomineesjand principle and what shall it profit you? You will swell their numbers and contribute to their success. They are hostile to you. They have declared was upon you. They denounce you in the terms as unmeasured and in epithets as unsparing as the do republicans. They have disclaimed in advance all resiprocity of the feeling For every office in the state they have nominated candidates of ' their own and left to you the poor privilege they leave to all, that of voting for them if you will. In this very haji a convention of the greenback party resolved Hg&inst a compromise or coalition with either of the old parties. Thus renounced, thus rejected, will you still insist upon a coalition that is in fact an abject and disgraceful surrender? They tell us that this new party must come to us. But how stands the fact? Waiting since 1876 for them to come and waiting in vain, we are now going over to them. The sorcerers of Egypt appeared with Aaron before the king and when Aaron turned his rod into a serpent they did the same. But Aaron’s rod made the biggest serpent and swallowed up the rest. If we Second—For the reason that the proposition referred to emanates from and represents a minority of the gentlemen composing this body. Third—There are three political parties claiming representatives upon iliis floor. The republican members of this body are without question fifty in num.-. ber; the democrats are certainly a lesier number, and the union labor party has its representative bere. We deny the right or the authority of the gentleman from Iowa county to speak here or offer terms on behalf of ary organization other than th” democratic party, which ie in the minority. Fourth—On certain vital questions hereafter to be dealt with by the twenty-third general assembly when permanently organized, particularly the prohibition question, principles are involved which the republicans believe will be sustained by a majority of said house of representatives and orw which they cannot agree to any compromise involving a surrender of principles in such manner as to forecast legislation on those topics at the dictation of a hostile minority. As an additional reason Mr. Blythe stated that Mr. Lehman believed that there were certain representative districts illegally constituted and as clerk, with this opinion, he could throw out the representatives from these districts This matter was settled in the twenty-second general assembly. Besides Lehman is a retained attorney in the contest case against Representative Law The scene during this statement was interesting. The house was very quiet. All the lawyers gathered around the edge of the line of desks and listened attentively Mr. Blythe in conclusion stated that if democrats got possession of the chair they would rule out republican members. Holbrook of Iowa, answering, said the democrats had submitted a proposition sustained by half the members of the house Blythe asked if there were fifty democrats in the house. Holbrook replied as before that their proposition represented fifty votes, that some members were not straight democrats, but had been elected by democrats and proposed to stand firm by any democratic proposition. As for the election of Lehman, tee charges made against him were a pretense. The democrats had repeatedly offered to withdraw Lehman, on condition that the republicans would vote for Hotchkiss for temporary speak er. The democrats are ready for that move at any time. The republicans can have their clerk unanimously if one vote will be given for the democratic candidate for speaker. The democrats had not considered the representative district question, and this was not the time to consider tne matter. Now the democrats were willing to enter into any arrangement for the settlement of the temporary organization. They were ready to go before the state on their, record, Richman. of Muscatine, said the democrats had fifty votes on organization On all questions neither side could claim absolutely fifty votes As for Lehman, the charges were a mere bugbear conjured up by the opposition. The demo crate had repeatedly offered to withdraw him. As for claiming the speakership, they were justified in claiming it because the party was entitled to it. Chase of Ham Av In- WAR TO TRE REATH. BLOODY HAND-T0-1AND CONFLICT OYER A COUNTY SLAT. St. Paul ani Minneapolis to Chicago, bringing it down to $4 There have been no additional reductions in i t aer directions. BLOWN HEAVENWARD. Blanco and Johnson City, Texas at War Over a Court Boase-Mich Blood May Yet be Spilled Over the Affair — Other Crime*. attempt the like sorcery it will be with like success. We may get down upon our bellies and eat the dirt, but it will be to find the greenback serpent the biggest and to be swallowed by it. Gentlemen, ilton also spoke and said that the democrats in all their propositions they had insisted upon the democrats having the permanent organization and the repub- j beans were not willing to grant that con- j dition. Chase was interrupted frequently by Holbrook and other members, who called for the regular order. He stated his objections, asking that no man should be judge and attorney at the same time, as is Lehman with the John Law case. Another objection is that Lehman is a candidate for United States senator. Chase also said that the republican party proposed to stand by prohibition and would go down with flying colors rather than give it up. Hotchkiss said that the member who just had the floor was very unfair. He said that when that infamous Gerrymander bib was paseed he could not see how a man could stand upon his oath and support that bill. McFarland asked if any bill had been introduced in the Twenty-second assembly looking to invalidating the gerrymander law. Blythe asked if the gentleman would sign an agreement not to push the matter any at all in the assembly. Hotckiss said he would Blythe then asked if all the democrats would do so, and called upon them to express themselves. Hotchkiss was the only one who was wibing to do so This brought out great applause, for it brought out plainly the democratic position. Briggs, of Pottawattamie county, also spoke, saying he wanted the remarks on prohibition to be reported in full in Pottawattamie country. The discussion closed with this and a couple more rolls took place. Shortly before adjournment Hotchkiss announced that he had not understood Blythe’s question properly. He said he would agree not to move in Fxdtleg Political Skirmish daigcd ta. De* Moines, Jan. 22.—In the house the 73.1 roll call for temporary clerk was taken up. This time 86 votes were cast, Ewart (independent) still voting with the democrats and making the tie still on. Up to 10:45 when three ballots had been taken, there was no change After the fourth roll call a lively scene took place. Blythe rose to state the reasons why the republicans would not accept the democratic proposition. He said that, the republicans had decided in caucus that it would not do to let Leh rn ann have the place, as he was a prob able candidate for United States sena tor. He believed a number cf districts were unconstitutionally made up, and in this position might exclude members from their seats. He spoke in support of his assertion, saying that the democrats had not a clear majority in the house, nor even fifty straight votes. Mr, Holbrook, of Iowa, said the proposition had the supyort of fifty members; that, while all were not straight democrats, they had been nominated and elected by democrats, and proposed to stay right there and press their rights. Mr. Richman, of Muscatine, spoke, saying the democrats rightfully demanded the speakership because the majority of the voters were with them and would sustain their demand. Mr. Chase (rep.) spoke in reply, saying that the republicans had a majority on many of the questions and especially on prohibition, and proposed to stand to getber. Mr. Hotchkiss (dem) spoke after Chase. He said that in a former assembly he wondered how any member could at the same time have any regard for his oath and vote for the infamous gerrymander bill. Mr. Blythe, in asking a question, got an expression of opinion from the democrats on the representative districts question. Hotchkiss was the only one who would not move in the matter in session. Ile appealed to the democrats to sustain him, but not one other rose to support the assertion. Later Hotchkiss said he had reference merely to the matter of organization. After another vote the house adjourned until to-morrow morning. THE SENATE. In the senate this afternoon the following bills were introduced: By Engle—To amend Chapter 9 of the Code of 1873, to make the law applicable to private banks. By Finn—To amend the code of 1873 in reference to the election of county officers; also, to amend the code of 1873 in reference to the terms of office of county auditors and treasurers By Mack—To repeal the first four sections of chapter twelve of the code, in reference to permanent school fund and enact a substitute therefor; also, to require the United States flag on school buildings aud providing for the singing and teaching of patriotic music. By Nail—to fix the liability of state banks. By Funk—Restricting railway corporations from limiting the life of railway mileage. By Carson—1To regulate the weighing of coal in mines and to establish a uni form system of weighing. Austin, Tex., Jan 22.—News was received this morning of a terrible shoot ing affair at Johnson City, Blanco county. For about fifteen years there has been a heated controversy over the removal of the county seat from Blanco, located four miles from the county line to Johnson City. Five years ago an election was held to make Johnson City the county seat, but it resulted in a failure. Another election to decide the question was held Monday last amid intense excitement. When it was known that it resulted in favor of Johnson City there was a clash and a fight in which pistols were used. Benjamin Cage a prominent business man of Bianco. got into a difficulty with Zacb Lloyd. afohn8on City mac, in which he shot Lloyd through th ? right lung, from which wound Lloyd will die. The shooting between the two factions then became general and Deputy Sheriff Crosby was wounded in the thigh. The disturbance was finally quelled, and Cage, in charge of officers and friends, was conveyed to Bianco to prevent his being lynched. A getleman just down fr~»m Johnson City says intense excitement prevails in the county, and it is believed many men will be killed before the affair ends. l N amhar of People Killed aid In-Jmi amu Banding* Wr*«acd by rn Tarrifta Go* Explosion. Pittsburg. Jai* 22.—A natural gas explosion occured here this morning, completely wreck ng the building and killing and injuring a number of persons The building was a three story frame dwelling on Thirty-eighth street near Sutler street. Sohn Slip. aged 38 was killed instantly. MrB. Theodore Ringer, aged 35, was badly crushed and burned and will die. Annie, Recjamine and Katie Ringer, her children, aged respectfully 3. 5 and ti years, were cut, burned aud brunei, but rot dangerously. Hrs. John Blip, thirty years of age. was slightly cut and bruised. Annie Slip, her daughter, was dangerously burned Hrs. Paul Melcher, aged sixty years. was badly burned and bruised; quite serious. The explosion was caused by a leak in the cedar About half past nine o'clock Mrs. Ringer started down into the cellar with a lighted candle The gas ignited and a terrible explosion fellowed which shook all the buildings in the vicinity. The house was lifted from its foundation and was blown to pieces At the time there were ten persons in the building and all were more or less in-j ured.    _ THE FIKE REGO RD A GHOULISH BRAWL, A Polish Chntcb Fight In Which Grave* and Corp*** mr* D«**crml*d. Wilkksbarrk. Pa., Jan. 22.—The Pol iph church war at PIvmoth was renewed this evening. The Polish faction went to the cemetery and dug up the bodies of the Lithuanians buried under police protection yesterday Coffins were broken open and bodies dragged all over the ground and thrown over the fence. Two bodies were horribly lacerated bv pickaxes used in breaking open the coffins. When armed Lithuanians arrived on the scene the Poles fled. There is talk of lynch law 5tol*fi Good* F.)or<d Pottsville, lo., Jan. 22.—While at play in a country school house hear here a party of small boys discovered about a dozen valuable fur lobes and a number of whips carefully stowed away in the attic. Search being made in a neighbor ing school house an equal amount of plunder was found in the same secure hiding place. For some time past farm erg and other have been greatly annoyer by thieves who frequented public gath cringe and preyed upon the contents of their sleighs. Much of the property has been reclaimed by the owners, and, a though no arrests have been made, sev eral parties are suspected. .In ▼•nil* C hicken Thieve* Ossian, Jan. 22.—Some little boys, under fourteen years, have been doing a land-offlse business in poultry dealing lately. By a systematic robbery, they managed to get upwards of two hundred chickens, which they dressed and sold to various parties in town. They stole a number of chickens from one of our poultry dealers, taking them from the back of the building, dressing and selling at the front door to the unwary proprietor. Marshal Rosa has found them out. and they will be severely dealt with if they engage in that sort of business. !9*nt*ne*<l lo Thr«* Years. Special to To* Hawk-Ete. Indianola, Jan. 22,—Potts, tho man who was adjudged guilty of Perjury in the suit growing out of his connection in various cases with trying to enforce the prohibitory law was sentenced to day to three years in the penitentiary. The case originated in the Polk counly district court, but was taken to Warren on a change of venue. An appeal will be taken to the supreme court. A Murderer Recaptured Rochester, Mmn., Jan 22.—The German murderer, Michael Behriber. who escaped from a Minneapolis detective from the train at Corfu yesterday, was captured a few miles from the place where he jumped last evening. Bls Him** In New Orl*»n* New Orleans, La.. Jan. 22 —At two o'clock this morning fire broke out at 6 Baronne street, spread rapidly, and in a few minutes the upper floor of the four story building occupied by the Chess. Checker and Whist dub was in flames The entire building and contents were destroyed. The total loss is estimated a: $40 OOO, well covered by insurance. a st. louis conflagration. St. Louis. Jan. 22 —The extensive mill works of the Freeman Wire and Iron company, located on Ht Clair ave nue in East St. Louis, caught fire about 10:30 this morning, and with the exccp tion of the warehouse in which there was a large amount of manufactured stock, were entirely destroyed. The plant was valued at $100.OOO, on which there was $60,000 insurance The work-employed two hundred hands and will be rebuilt at once___ A DARING LEAP. A Young Prisoner Jus*pa Krona a Moving Train and Recap** Special to Th* Hawk-Kti. Bowen, 111 , Jan 22.—Last night two officers from Augusta passed through here in charge of a young man who is said to have forged a note or check for $125 at Augusta. After the train left Bowen and was going at a lively rate, the prisoner made a break for the door and jumped into the darkness One of the officers followed him. It is not learned whether either of the men were hurt, but tho young man escaped. GRIP, TRK GRABBER. A DISTRESSING ACCIDENT. • FU* A resolution introduced by Kelley that no more bills be introduced until the legislature was fully organized provoked considerable discussion and was finally adopted by a vote of 29 to 9 Gatch was opposed to more bills being acted upon until the generally assembly was fully organized. Those opposed to him argued that the senate was ready for business and it was Bdl necessary to wait for the house. The vote showed a majority of senators unwilling to take risks in regard to legislation. The senate then adjourned. MAT BREAK THE LOCK. Siv*ral Proposition* by Democrat* to b* Considered. Special to Th* Hawh-Bv*. Des Moines, Jan. 22.—Gossip around the hotels to-night indicates a possible solution of the deadlock to-morrow. The republicans will caucus at nine to morrow morning and will consider sev eral propositions of compromise, all con taming written stipulations from the democrats in the line of the position as sumed by Blythe in his great hit to-day viz: the republicans in districts claimed to be illegally appointed not to be dis turbed. If this is put in writing and signed by any honorable democrat it thought he may be made temporary speaker without any danger to the re publican organization. This compromise would have no reference to a permanent organization, but nothing can be definitely stated prior to the action by the caucus as no individual republican takes tne responsibility of speaking for the party. __ A Mimer Killed Hors** Attached to a Hear** at seral Run Away. Stronghurst, 111., Jan. 22 — The other day aa tbe funeral procession was leaving town bearing the remains of Jennie McKinley, it was concluded best to avoid the rough hills and go through the timber to the creek bottom west of town, thence to the public road near the bridge. On going down the steep hill to the creek, in some manner the rear end of the hearse was tipped up and the driver thrown off. The te»m got away, and taking the hearse with them they dashed through the timber for a distance of about eighty rods and finally came up against a tree. A deep ditch was cleared by the flying team. It was a horrible sight. Women screamed and men followed, powerless to check the frightened horses. The hearse was almost demolished and the coffin badly splintered. The hearse was brought from Raritan for the occasion and was driven by two young men of that place. Will Tbarp and James Spiker. BORN IN A WAGON Ha Comtian** Hla Work of Daatk--A Ranekman Dias Pan Antonio, Tex., Jan. 22 —Thomas Rodney, one of the best known ranchmen in Texas, died yesterday of la grippe. Immediately his aged father went into an adjoining room and blew his brains out. Father and son will be buried together. A WELL KNOWN LAWVER SUCCUMBS. Cleveland. Ohio, Jan. 22 —John Mc-Sweeney, the well-known criminal lawyer of Wooster, died this morning from heart failure, induced by influenza. A CENTENARIAN H KATE Amesbury, Mas0., Jan. 22.—Mrs. Polly Osgood, who celebrated her 100th birthday January IO, died last night of influenza. IN CHICAAO. Chicago, Jan. 22. — The death rate arising from pneumonia is increasing in this city. Nine deaths are reported as "grip’s” harvest for to day. A DEATH AT KOCK ISLAND. Bpeeifti to Tbs Hawx-Kti Davenport. Jan 22 —C. U Bash forth, adrent of the United Hiates Express company at Rock Island, died there today of the influenza He was a well known and popular man. Tuesday morning occurred the death of Mrs El len B. Nourse, of this city, tine was formerly a resident of Moline where her husband was a prominent manufacturer until hie death a number of years ago There are a number of other serious cases in the city._ A Labor Amalgamation. Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 22 —The first important step looking to the amalgamation of the two great miner’s organizations has been taken. Both the Miner’s Progressive union and the National Dis trict assembly 135, Knights of Labor at their convention to-day practically de dared in favor of one organization and approved the general plan of amalgam* tion proposed some time ago Tnere was a minority opposition displayed in some measures but the real strength of this will not be developed until the joint convention assembles TALES OF STARVATION AND DESTITUTION FROM SONNY DAKOTA. Women and Children in Rag*—Pinched Face* and Hungry Eyes—No Pood for Stock—A Go«*d Country to stay Aw ay F rom* Chicago, Jan. 22—An Associated Press reporter inst returned from the northwest brings with him a tale of terrible suffering and destitution in nine teen counties of South Dakota, gathered from persons who have but recently been eye witnesses to what they so graphically describe F. E Paxton, a well to do business man of Shabbona, Dekalb county, this state, who spent some days u the articled districts, says:    "However hard tne land shacks and other interested partita may try to keep the true state of things from the people of this country, they cannot long be successful. Successive f&uure of four years’ crops has reduced those even formerly well to do to a condition of the sorest distress. Many thousands of families are entirely without means of any kind. They lack the wherewithal lo purchase the necessaries of life.” "In Miner county " Paxton said.‘‘they have no flour, the staple of life being badly ground com meal. and there is a deplorable insufficiency of that EVERY FARM IS MORTGAGED in many cases for more than sale under the present prices would realize Most of the stuck has been levied on and sold by the sheriff at public auction, the ridiculously low price obtained being I eloquent not only of the starving condition of cattie, but the scarcity of means in the o ‘maturity, cows fetching a* low as $5 apiece, horses 9$ and $10, whilst sheep aud pics are rumply unsalable, there being nothing to feed them with. Wi»meu and chil Iren bear evidences of the hardships they have undergone in their PINCHED AND MEAGRE FACES. In many instances they are quite unprovided with clothing with which to withstand the rigors of winter, what they now have being in a ragged and worn out condition. Flour is moat needed,” said Paxton, "especially in Kingsbury and Miner counties; and clothing for the women ana children Provisions of any kind, just now, would be a god send to the thousands who are in A SEMI STARVING CONDITIOS Unless relief is given with a liberal hand this winier in South Dakota you will hear of many deaths from absolute starvation anil the reports will undoubtedly have their foundation it fact ” Mrs. A. C Cleveland, of Esmond, South Dakota, confirms Paxton's story. This lady is now in Minneapolis where she is making heroic efforts in behalf of the sufferers. GENERAL FOREIGN NEWS. there ie something better than getting I the matter mentioned until after organ i success. It is better to deserve it. Let I zation.     __us hold fist to our convictions: let us j The house adjourned until 10:30 to- AV to expressing any opinion as to the! hold to the old flag, though we rally but I morrow morning, present coolness between the senator and I a corporal’s guard around it Let us I It was interesting to note the manners the White House, the genial congress-1 wait but a little time longer aud the I displayed by the two sides. Heretofore man said he was too busy to even think I time of our deliverance is come. We I it has always been the custom of a mem about it, let alone form an opinion. I owe it to the party to do this. Just I ber to yield to a question from the oppG-the committee couldn’t ageee I at this time, when democracy is I aition, but to-day when republicans asked Washington, Jan 23—The sub-com-1 everywhere triumphant let us not pres-1 permission to propound questions the mittee of the special house committee on I ent to our brethern in tile other states j privilege was denied in more than one Twin ArrlTi U actor Dlfflcaltl**— Ab Ia*r*a»* WMH* lh* Family Was Traveling. West Jefferson, O., Jan. 22.—This place was the scene of an unusual incident Saturday evening, that caused some excitement. During tbe afternoon a family consisting of David Sbarpe, his wife, Martha, and two children, who were traveling in an old spring wagon. to which was attached a dilapidated horse, stopped on the roadside at Little Darby Bridge, in the east end of town. Mrs. 8barpe was very sick and her hus band came up the street and summoned Dr. J. N Beach. When the doctor ar rived at the bridge he found the woman lying on the ground She was helped into the wagon, where in a few minutes she gave binh to a pair of twins, a boy and a girl. The wagon was a small apodal to th* Hawk-Btv.    I    spring wagon, probably four by eight What Chese, Jfcn. 22 —A sad scot-1 feet. The physician wrapped the little dent occurred at No. I mine of the What I pair in a hone blanket and carried them Cheer Coal company. A Swede named I to Mn. Thomas’ near by, where the Peter Frank was loading coal in a room I neighboring women washed and dressed that had been ruined by a machine and I the little babies and returned them to | without any warning the alate fell, cot- I their mother in the wagon. Kind ladies ering himup completely. When taken I furnished bed clothes and made the ■    '    was    terribly    ]    mother aa comfortable as possible. The family are on their way to Indiana. Simla Horticulturist*. Special to Th* Hawk Hrs. De* Moines, Jan 22 —The State Horticultural society continued the session to day. The exhibition of Iowa fruit is attracting much attention. The following officers were elected: President, Eugene Secor, Forest City; vice president, A. F. (tollman, Corning; secretary, George W. Van Houten, Lenox; treasurer, H. Strohn, Iowa City. A Railroad Gonfalon 8 pee im i to Th* Hawk-Iti Creston, Jan. 22.—An extra eastbound freight collided with passenger train No. 5 this morning at Stanton, fortunately the passenger train was brought to a stand still before they struck and the passengers hardly .knew what was the matter. The trainmen a l escaped by jumping except Engineer Clapp, who received a broken leg in the jump. The freight was running on the passenger train's time. Exaggerated reports were sent out early rn the evening reporting many lilied and wonnded. Indication* That IP* Erin, of lb# Nu* lions! Lin*, Han llama Govt. London. Jan. 22 —The National Lina steamer Erin, from New York for London, has not yet been beard from, and there is hardly any doubt in maritime circles that some disaster has befallen her Tho fears concerning her safety have been greatly augmented by the report made by the British steamer Creole, at Bremen, from New Orleans, which ou January 9th saw a steamer’s life boat adrift, bearing the name of Erin The Creole brought the boat alongside and took from it ten aah bara, a mast and sail A life buoy, a steamer’s bridge and awning were allo seen floating near the life boat. The Erin had a deck load of cattle in pent and a general cargo, including cotton, between decks. Hhe carried no passengers The Erin was commanded by Captain Tyson and had a crew of sixty or seventy men and about fifteen cattlemen. The Canard line steamers Gallia, from New York, and the Catalonia from Bottom which arrived at Queenstown yesterday, report that on January IS, when in latitude about 49 north, longitude 29, buoy passed a quantity of wreckage aud a number of dead rattle. WILL VISIT AMERICA. London Jan. 22—It is stated on excellent authority that the prince of Wales contemplates a visit to America in the spring He will be accompanied by priBceea of W dee. and popsiblybisi son, Prince George, who will be twenty-five next June. It is said the royi physicians have advised the trip, bell ing it will pp ve of benefit in the f health to Goth the prince and prim FIVE MKN KILLED. Edinbs koh Jan 22 —By the ex| aion of a powder mill at Roslyn, men were killed and many injured. A FEARFUL HURRICANE Paris, J rd 22 —Southwestern has been visited and devastated by »fearful hurricane. Telegraph commi tion in that direction is interrupted. I out it was found that crushed. He died last night. A HurE-HourtoU Fa IM or-IU-Law. Special to Th* Hawx-Et*. * Creston, Jan- 22.—A. R. Fuller to day aeuvery.    i    mittee oi me special uuu*c ruuimiuee on i em w    me    Omer    states    I    privilege was aemea in mute    I     a    chattel    mortgage Mr. Grosvenor, of Ohio, from the com-1 the world’a fair was called together this I the spectacle of a democratic party in I case, while they granted it every time I    f    hardware    and    groceries dim    Kl* TTO.**    I___I.. rUi«DTft«n n.ft^l« A A;. I    rlinrrmtod     I      -I__I lLri/tM th* demo-I OI UM HOCK OI nam ware BOU of hi* son-in-law, L H. Griffin. The •ubatitute was joint resolution, 976.000. and the paned. The home then want •greed to! amended, into the oommit-1 morning by Chairman Candler, and dis-1 this state disrupted and going to piece* I they were asked to. Besides, the demo-cusaed the Springer proportion to select I of its own inherant weakness. Taking I crate tried to howl down the republi- the site for the world’s fair by balloting I cheer from success, let us continue the I cans—tried to shut them cg from what i    ^ vursitt ut Acquittal in the house tomorrow. The session did I good light and finish the faith, and {they had to say. On the contrary, when I    jedlanola, j*.,    Jan. 22.—The    jury    in not last more than half an hour, as it was I whatever betide, let na not after we have I a democratic member wanted to air his I    conspiracy case against    G.    B. Hamil- evident that the subcommittee was hope-1 defeated the republican party surrender I views, he was accorded a respectful I    morning    brought    in    a    verdict of the proposition, and I to the greenback parte. As for myself I hearing    I    *rnnittai the full committee to-1 after I have survived defeat, I will never I The admission of the ulterior Purpose | *** ^ .w^wih* without a bottle of An morrow urn* d has had the proposition I submit to surrender.    I    of democracy aa brought out by Blythe’s | ^renowned App*- under consideration, and has come to no | This speech was made at a congree-1 adroit questioning was something tee I of ezqontta Savor. Bowen af emmter-oonolnafam thereon.    |aional convention whme the action taken I republicans wanted badly, and the wMiltem. mittee on rivers and harbors, reported back the senate joint resolution appropriating 9250,000 for the removal of snags and otner obstructions from the Missouri river between St. Joseph and its mouth. The committee proposed a, ___________ substitute, reducing the appropriation to I lastly divided upon the proposition, and I to the greenback parte. Aa for myself I hearing it will report to the full committee to-1 after I nave survived defeat, I will never ~ report to r tirnt it ' RAILROAD MATTERS. Rollway CaanatUaaa la Saaalaa New Yobk Jan. 22 -The joint rail way committee of the Trunk Line asso elation, the Central Traffic association and the Western Freight association are in session to-day. It is stated that change will be made in the present rates and tee meeting is merely for the xmr-| pose of settling up some minor questions. ANOTHER CUT IN PASSEN GEB RATES Chicago, Jan 32.—The Burlington I and Northern has wade another reduc Hon in second claes passenger fare from Mort Jtnailsll Gold. Portland, Me., Jan. 22.—An En, syndicate has bonded the Portland inn works and the Curtis ship yard erty and Lf rec z J Taylor, one of principal owners, h s gone to En to complete the sale of the p which is to be enlarged by the They also have bonded a number mines of zinc, lead and silver along coast of Ma ne and will bring quin ‘ of ore here for smelting. Pox/ir i’a Complexion Powder prod soft and beautiful akin: it combines element of beauty and purity. A Nebraska Bassara* Ai Omaha Jan 22*— A convention prominent Nebraska bankers began this morning for the purpose of ing a Blate Bankers’ association. A tion was introduced by President Yi of tbe Nebraska National bank, end< cg the measure prepared by John Knox Kl war Stolidly Cloood. Special to Th* Hawk-Kt*. Davenport, Jan. 22 —The Mississippi is solidly closed here and eight-inch ice is being cut. The rapids channel above here is partly open but teams are crossing above that peins and from there on up to the headwaters The river is also closed below here without any breaks and teams are able to cross.    « Travellers may learn a lesson from Mr. C. D. Cone, a pr minent attorney of Parker, Dakota, who says: ‘I never leave home without taking a bottle of Chamberlain’s Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy with me, and on many occasions have ran with it to the relief of some sufferer and have never known it to fail ” For sale by all druggists A Pr»Ufl* Mo>h*r. Special to Tbs Hawx-Et* Plymouth, 111, Jan. 22.—Mn. G. W. Sherrill, of this township, has just given birth to a son. Within the psst eleven yean and ton months this estimable lady has given birth to nine children the eldest one, not yet being twelve yean old. There are no twias. The lady i9 thirty-one jean of age, her husband thirty eight. The family are all strong and healthy. Mama Sty9* Pr Albuquerque, N. M., Jan. 22 —The sprc.a1 train bearing Nellie Ely arrived to-night, having made 816 miles from Mojave in twenty-five hours. A Pleasing Of health and strength renewed ease and comfort follows the Syrup of Figs, as it acts in harmony nature to effectually cleanse the when costive or bilious. For sale and 91.00 bottle* bv all leading Aoli-Allan Contract LaMar Law* Ottawa Ont., Jan. 22—A bill introduced in the house of commons; terday to prohibit the importation immigration of foreigner! and der contract or agreement to labor in Canada_ No safer remedy can be had for Cold*, or *ny trouble of tbe ^ “Brown* Bronchial Troches.” Price 8oid only in boxes. « alate#. Mt Sterling, Ky., Jan. 39. dam T. Day, an ex deputy Un marshal, committed suicide ye taking morphine. Family ti heavy drinking is mentioned as "Jt’s only a question of time/* I time, too, as to wh°n your rheu* yield to Hood’s Sarsaparilla. TIT* t Forotca Mi The trial of the action brought! nell against the London Ttesa* * has been fixed for February 8. The khedive gave a state bai Tuesday night. Among the P Henry M. Stanley.    _ Hibbard’s “Herb Extract” eg and blood dices* bi. See‘•AWO" ;