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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - January 30, 1890, Burlington, Iowa THE BUELINGTON HAWKEYE. Established: June, 1839.] BURLINGTON, IOWA, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 30, 1890. 'N R IBE SPEAKER OF TAE HOUSE IS Of THE SITUATION. MASTER Democratic Attempts at Fillibustering 3»eatlj Sat Down U|>on—A Turbulent Scene—The Free Coinage Bill—Capital Notes. Washington, Jan. 20.—In the house Daly, ail, of Pennsylvania, called up the election case of Smith vs. Jackson, from the fourth West Virginia district Crisp, of Georgia, raised the question of consideration. On this vote the democrats, with the exception of Buck&lew, Covert end Cowles, refrained from voting While the clerk wan calling the roll, the speaker was carefully noting the names o? those democrats who were present and not voting. Before the announcement of the vote Rogers, of Arkansas, who had inadvertently voted on the affirmative side, decided to withdraw his vote, but he was met with strong objections from the republican side. Rogers endeavored to secure a ruling from the speaker un the question, but the speaker declined tu rule. The speaker counted as present the members refusing to vote and de bared a quorum present. The house was immediately in great turmoil, but presently quiet was restored and the speaker made a long statement in JuetiH-cation of his course. He quoted pree-ndents to maintain the correctness of his position and his remarks were from time to time applauded by the republicans Mr Covert, of New York, changed his vote from the negative to the affirmative Rogers was then given permission to withdraw his vote, as was aiso Cowles of North Carolina. The vote was then announced as standing:    Yeas 161, nays 2 Mr. Crisp raised the point of no quorum The Speaker—The chair directs the clerk to record the following names of members present and refusing to vote Tins statement was the signal for a burst of applause froa; the republicans and jeers from the democrats. The clerk then pr ceed xl to r ecord the names of democrats whom the speaker had jotted down and not voting. WheD the name of Breckenridge, of Kentucky, was called, he stepped iulu ihe aisle and in a re sounding v bee said:    “I deny the power of the speaker to do this, and I deny it as revolutionary." Cheer after cheer (characterized by republicans as ‘ the rebel yell") went up from the democratic side, and it was several minutes before sufficient order was restored to enable the clerk to continue tim reading of the names But the order who only comparative, for while the clerk was proceeding with the reading half a dozen democrats were on their feet denouncing the action of the speaker. Several members of the democratic side denied the right of the speaker to count them as present, one or two saying they had not been present when their name was called. Mr. Crisp desired the appeal from the decision of tho chair Tho uproar continued some time. Finally the speaker said:    The gentleman must not mistake the situation. The chair must proceed in order ami the gentleman its a member of this body will undoubtedly allow the chair to so proceed. The speaker then proceeded to make a statement The clerk, he said, had announced the members voting IGI yeas, 2 nays The chair thereupon having heard tiber names called in their presence had directed a record made Of this fact. Accordingly the question wus before the houso ami the chair proposed to give a statement accompanied by the ruling from which an appeal could be taken if any gentleman was dissatisfied therewith. The speaker continuing, said for some time a question of this na ture had been raised in many parliamentary assemblages aud there had been a great deal of doubt, especially in this body on the subject. Tho chair recollected a proposition of this kind made by Randolph Tucker of Virginian. A proposition was made with regard to pulling it in the rules The general opinion prevailed at that time it was expedient to so do. That was in 1880. Since then there has been various argumeents and decisions by eminent gentlemen and those decisions had much cleared up the question aud rendered it more apparent what the truo rule was One of the first places where the question was raised was in the New York state senate. The present government of New York was the presiding officier and upon him devolved a duty similar to that which now devolved on the speaker. He met that duty in precisely the same manner The question had arisen iii New York on the constitutional necessity of having three fifths of the members constitute a quorum for tee passage of certain bills and the presiding officer held that the constitutional provision as to a quorum was entirely satisfied by the presence of members even if they did r ot vote. That decision could not be regarded as partisan. There had also been a decision in the Tennessee legislature in 1885 A registration bill pending was objected to by the republicans who refused lo vote, whereupon the speaker directed the clerk to count as present those not voting and declared the bill passed on that reading. These two decisions seemed to the present occupant of the chair to cover the ground; but there was an entirely familiar process which every old member would recognize whereby the opinion of the chair is incontestable evidence of the recognition at all times of the right to record members present as constituting part cf a quorum. It had been almost an every-day occurrence at certaih stages of the session for votes to be announced by the chair containing oviously and emphatically no quorum. Yet if the point was nut made the bill was always declared passed and that could only be a very distinct basis and that was that- everybody present silently agreed to jhe fact there was a quorum. There was no ground on which such a bill could be passed constitutionally unless the presence of the quorum was inferred, and it was inferred from the fact that no one raised the question. It had always been the practice in parliamentary bodies and in the parliament of Great Britain for the speaker to determine the question if there was or was not a quorum present by count. Again there was a provision in the constitution which declared the house might establish rules for compelling the attendance of members. If members could be present and refuse to exercise their functions and yet not be count d as a quorum, that provision would seem to be entirely nugatory. The speaker then read at length Governor Hill's decision when presiding officer of the New York sens e, and laughter and applause by the republicans greeted the reading of the sentences where the action of the minority was denounced as rebellious and revolutionary. The speaker ignored Flower's request to have a republican protest against that decision also read and added: The chair therefore rules that there is a quorum present within the meaning of tee constitution. Mr. Crisp appealed, but the speaker recognised Payson for a motion to lay the appeal on the table. This motion is not open to discussion, and Crisp protested against Payson’s recognition. Mr. Butierworth asked that Payson withdraw his motion and the latter did so. Mr. Crisp then said the decision of the speaker was overturning the united and uninterrupted practice of one hundred years and going directly in the face of arguments of distinguished republicans. This was more than a mere question, it was a constitutional right—a right to have the yeas and nays entered and it neceisarLy followed that when the constitution said yeas and nays should be entered they could not be added to or taken from He quoted from Speaker Blaine’8 ruling on the Force bill to the effect the speaker had not the power to count a quorum and declared the decision just made by Reed would be the foundation of the greatest legislative frauds ever committed The nouse was invited here to pursue the course whicn Blaine had declared revolutionary. Mr Crisp quoted Garfield as denouncing a similar rule proposed in his time and asking, "How do we know but that ihe speaker may see (for his own purpose) forty members more than there are rn the bouse?" Mr. OuthWaite here declared he had been counted by the speaker while he wes not on the floor. Great con fusion ensued for a few minutes when Cri«p continued: "We have lived through the great civil war when there was excitement unparalleled in the history of parliamentary action, yet during ail those years no man, no party, ever before thought it necessary to introduce a nile which would give the power of declaring the presence of members by a single voice of one person. In common with every member on his side he demanded there should be a public exhibition of the question that there should be tellers. He quoted from remarks of Reed himself in a debate in which Reed said: "The constitutional idea of a quorum is not the physical presence of a majority of members of the house but a majority of members present and participating in the business." [Triuoiphaut|cheert| on the democratic side and in the gallery,] Referring to the New Y'ork decision of Governor Hill. Springer said that action had been denounced by the democrats cf the New York legislature as revolutionary. Mr. Crisp wa? proceeding to read the press report of the last republican caucus but was called to order by Kerr and the objection was sustained by the speaker. Crisp went on to appeal to the republican side to hesitate before they indorse this revolutionary aud unconstitutional ruling. Mr. Cannon said the gentleman on the other side should consult the constitution, fur, after all, in the constitution they had a mode of ascertaining what a quorum was. And if by the constitution tneie was a quorum present to-day the country would sustain the house of representatives in going on and legislating. Tho constitution provides: "Each house shall be Ue judge of election returns and the qualifications of its own members, ana a majority of each house shall constitute a quorum to do business." Did the constitution say a majority should ba required to vote for a measure in order to pass it? Not at all. It merely said a majority of each house should constitute a quorom to do business. In conclusion Cannon laid down the proposition that bv general parliamentary law aud under the constitution when a quorum is present and that fact is ascertained and when tilt: re is a majority voting in favor of the measure, that measure is adopted whether it be a motion, resolution or law. Mr. Carlisle said no speaker ever sat in the cha r and undertook to hold that less than a quorum can pass any bill or vote in this bouse until now. All have held thai a majority must not only be present to constitute a quorum but that a quorcm must participate in legislation. He quoted from constitutional sections and said when the framers of the constitution provided that a majority of members-eleet should constitute a quorum to do business they saw mat if it stopped there less than a quorum could do nothing Therefore they ba l provided that less than a quorum could do certain things—adjourn from day to day, compel the attendance of absent members, etc If the ruling made this morning was correct, there was no necessity for any provision in the constitution (Ittining what less than a majority could do. Ho denied absolutely the right of the presiding officer of the house to make a journal. Suppose the speaker was right, then one roan could pass a bill as well as ono hundred and sixty. The speaker was simply the organ of the house, not its master. He (Carlisle) was not here to deal in epithets nut he did say if this ruling stood it worked a complete revolution in the method of transacting business of the house. The house should stand by the old rule, and allow no legislation unless participated in by a majority of all the members elect Mr McKinley took the door, but yielded to a motion to adjourn, which was carritd without division. sismK BUA/.IL, suakr sots: Herbert J. Miller, second; William H. Johnson, third. CONFIRMATIONS. United States Attorneys — Charles 8. Johnson, of Nebraska, district of Alaska; J. A. Comfily, southern district of Illinois: Lewis Miles, southern district of Iowa; Morris D. O Connell, northern district of Iowa. United States Marshal —Charles P. Hitch, southern district of Iilincia. Registrar cf the Land Office— Lyman P. Hotchkiss, Eau Claire, Wis cousin. Indian Agent—Everett W. Foe ter, Yankton, South Dakota, agency. TUE Pest PROS Pit RH. Frank. Hatton’* Wuki«|toa Venter* Proving n Financial Sancta* Correspondence of TH* FL*.wk-En. Wahington, Jan. 29.—"Yes, the Post is prospering beyond the hopes of a year ago," said Hon Frank Hatton to day in the marble room of the senate. ‘ But, the newspaper men who comment ^pon phenomenal success of the paper do not understand and hence do not give the real reason of our success. They are my friends and usually say that it is ail owing to Hatton’s editorial work; but it isn’t. The editor always gets credit or blame, for the standing of a paper and the business manager is overlooked. When I formed a business partnership with Hon. Beriah Wilkins, of Ohio, I builded better than I knew. There is an exhaustless mine of energy in Mr. Wilkins, and he has done more for the Pest in the business management than I have be*-n able to do in the editorial chair. He was new to the business, but had entered in o his work with vim and enthuaiam. Every detail has been mastered by him; and he is to-day one of the best business managers in any newspaper in this country ' I have known Mr. Wilkins for seve:al years and have liked him, as everyone does who knows him. As a member of congress from Ohio he was deservedly regarded as an able legislator and a faith ful representative of his people All that Mr. Hatton says of him is true, for he has certainly done remarkably well; and the rapid pace set by the energetic editor has never been too fast for him even from the start. Cordial relations between the business office and the editorial rooms of daily newspapers are not always maintained; but Wilkins and Hatton constantly remind me of the words of that eminent Mason who wrote: "Behold! How good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity." Smith D. Fry. AT DES MOINES. ireto THE NEV DEADLOCK GROWS VOIE OS-BBEAIABLE TUR EYES. The House Session—The Senate Does a Little Work—The Situation Discussed—General State News and Notes, Des Moines, Jan. 29.— At the republican house caucus this morning Henry 8. Wilcox was nominated for chief clerk. This completes the list of officers for the republican side. The first roll call resulted in a tie, Wilson receiving 41 and Hamilton 41. Up to adjournment seventeen ballots were taken, all resulting the same as the first. The house adjourned until 10:30 to morrow morning. IN THS SSN ATB, In the senate thi9 afternoon a resolution was passed allowing bills to be given to the secretary of the senate, who shall have the bills printed and placed on the desks of the senators and be ready for consideration when the proper time comes. The bills thus handed in to be numbered and afterwards be introduced regularly and read as if not previously printed. After the passage of a number of minor resolutions a few memorials from the Farmers' alliance were presented by democratic senators, protesting against the re election of Allison as United States senator. The senate then adjourned A DB AD LO K ON WEEDEN. at Vt UK NE ll \ L OBOO. INTBBVIBWED He Dante* Ksport* I'nbjlas»<i toe-carn I ti a Ifldtan Scout*. Chicago, Jan. 29.—General Crook was interviewed this afternoon with refer enc© to dispatches in the Pacific coast papers criticising the proposed removal of the Uhiricahua Apaches to the Indian Territory. With reference to the charge that Chatto was not faithful and that while serving as a scout he furnished these hostiles with ammunition and information, General Crook said. "This is all false. These stories are being circulated for a purpose. Chatto was not only faithful, but it was due entirely to the efforts of his Indian scouts that the hostiles under Natchez and Geronimo surrendered to me in March, 1886 There were over ninety of these hostiles who surrendered at this time. The terms were thoroughly understood and all promised to go to Florida. On the way to Fort Bowie that night they camped near San Bernardino. It being extremely dark and they being filled with bad whisky and alarmed at the lies of designing white men, thirty-three of them stampeded. The balance, including the families of Natchez and Heron imo continued on to Bowie and were sent to Florida in accordance with the terms of their exrrender. It is true that General miles did discharge Apache scouts and after operating against these thirty-three Indians for over five months without killing or capturing a single one of them, he went to Lieutenant Gatewood with two of Chatto’a scouts, why) succeeded in securing the surrender of the renegades upon the promise that they should not be harmed and should be sent to join their families in Florida. It is very improbable that Chatto was planning a fresh outbreak at the tune he was sent to Florida as he and a delegation of chiefs had gone to Washington in June. where he was given the medal alluded to. Nor is ii probable that his old scouts would have secured the surrender of the party with Geronimo had they contemplated an outbreak. Instead of Chatto being sent back to his farm on the reser vat ion with his delegation they were sent to Florida where they received the same treatment as the lostiles whose surrender had been secured by their efforts. These Indians are now thoroughly subdued and there is not the slightest danger of their becoming troublesome again. All they ask is that they may be placed wnere they can have ground to cultivate in or-er that they may become self sustaining. The way these Chiricahua allies liave been treated is an outrage and reflects on the honor of the government. Thirteen Fruit!*** Ballots Tat** Republican ( ducal Special to Th* Hawk-Kti. Des Moines, Jan. 29.—The joint republican caucus this morning was called to order ly Senator Parrott, and Edward Townsend, of Black Hawk county, on motion, acted as chairman Senator Seeds acted as secretary, and the tellers were Senator Meservey and Representa five McCarthy. All nominating speeches were dispensed with, announcements only to bs allowed. The following candidates were entered for the considera lion of the caucus for warden of the Ft. Madison penitentiary: E. C. Mc-Millan, J. Townsend, H. W. Pickell, A. H. Jar via and H L. Wefl^pn. Much interest was manifested over admitting proxies showing the hot warfare the candidates had waged. But proxies were at last admitted with the understanding t hat they be filed with the clerk and to be counted according to instructions. The first ballot resulted: McMillan 19, Townsend 25, Pickell 9, Jarvis 15, Wes ton 4. On this ballot it appeared that Townsend bad gained a slight advantage in the matter of proxies. Second Ballot—McMillan 23, Townsend 24 Pickell 3, Jarvis 18, Weston 3. Third — McMillan 22, Townsend 25, Jarvis 18, Weston 2, Pickell 4 Fourth—McMillan 22, Townsend 24, Jarvis 17, Weston 5, Pickell 2. Fifth — McMillan 20, Townsend Jarvis 21, Weston 5, Nelson I. Sixth—McMillan 21, Townsend Jarvis 23, Westou 4. Seventh—McMillan 20, Townsend Jarvis 24, Weston I. Seed I, Nelson I Eighth—McMillan 21, Townsend 20, Jarvis 23, Weston 5, Picked 3. Ninth—McMillan 20, Townsend 25, Jarvis 23, Weston 2, Pickell I Tenth—McMillan 21 Townsend 29, Jarvis 19, Weston I, Pickell I. Eleventh—McMillan 23, Townsend 29. Jarvis 18, Weston I, Pickell 2. Twelfth— McMillan 24, Townsend 27, Jarvis 18, West n I, Pickell 2. Thirteenth—McMillan 21, Townsend 25 Jarvis IO, Weston I, Pickell 5 After the thirteenth ballot Mr. Price moved to postpone the selection of fcan-didates for warden one week; lost Mr. Walden moved the caucus adjourn till next Tuesday evening at eight o’clock. This was supported by friends of Townsend and Jarvis and carried. The contest was exceedingly dose and the determined fight made by the can didates showed they had not been idle during the deadlock 25, 23, 24, tuesday* no aux axioms Til* N»w licpublle I* Formally IU* cognized. W ashington Jan. 29.-Formal recognition of the Unite,! States of Brazil by this government was completed this afternoon, when the president received the credentials cf Senor Valuate, the new minister accredited by the provisional overomont. The president in receiving Valente said: "Mr. Minister: I receive ou as a representative of the new republic—always a grateful duty to the government of the United States. The peaceful course of events that transformed the Empire of Brazil into the United States of Brazil has been ob served with deep interest by the government and the people of this country, t is a source of profound satisfaction to the American people that the provisional government of the Brazilian republic came into power without bloodshed and violence. I trust this circumstance may prove a happy augury of peace, progress and prosperity in the career which now opens to the United States of Brazil. Speaking for the people of this country it will be my constant aim to cultivate the most friendly relations with your government to increase personal inter course ana enlarge the commercial ex changes between the two republics." general waselngton sews Fittkar H«da«lloB cf Kb* Public Balau*** la Banka. Washington, Jan. 29 —The secretary of the treasury to-day issued a seconc call on the national bank depositories for a reduction of the public balances held by them on or before March I. The cai: is for about the same amount as the first SENATE BILLS. The senate committee this morning in gtructed Senator Cullom to report favorably with a slight amendment intended to define more clearly the powers of the commission- The bill introduced by Senator Spooner to confer upon the in teratate commerce commission authority to regulate telegraphic commerce be tween several states. The bill in effect applies the law relating to railroads to telegraph companies. It is substantially the bill passed by the senate last season PRESIDENT LAL NOMINATIONS The president sent the following nom in&ttons to the senate: Blanche K. Bruce, of the District cf Columbia, to be recorder of deeds in the District of Colum bis. Supervisors of Censui—Wisconsin Earnest Demin, first; John C. Metcalf, second; Andrew^ackton Turner, third. Illinois: Frank Gilbert, flat Minnie- Aw Ohio Deadlock. Columbus, Jan. 29.—The senate is in deadlock to-day in the Marquis Lampson contest for the lieutenant governorship and the democrats are holding the senate in session to await tho arrival of Senator iowell who is away on indefinite leave There are seventeen republicans and t,he same number of democrats prudent. The republicans insist on proceeding with the contest but the democrats ask a Tortponement to which the republicans will not agree. At eight o'clock this evening another democratic senator arrived and business proceeded. The republicans will carry the case to the supreme court if Lampson is ousted on the ground that the majority is not conducting the contest ic accordance with the statutes. Th* J ackmen vt! I* Investigation- Jacksonville, Ills., Jan 29 —The trustees of the institution of the blind met to day and heard reports of investigation. Their report will be made to the governor before being given to the press. The board adopted * resolution, Hinchee laving tendered his resignation, that B B. Grey, formerly supervisor of boys, be temporarily appointed. Corporal punishment was disapproved and must b* resorted to only when all other corrective methods fail and then by the superintendent in the presence of witnesses. Well founded complaints as to food had been occasioned by an insufficient number of cooks. The superintendent had been di reeled to increase the help and the variety of edibles and give the closest scrutiny to the food. Forcough* and throat disorders use Brown’s Bronchial Troches.—“Rave never changed my mind respecting them, except I think better of that whicn I began thinking well of.”— Rev. Henry Ward Beecher. Sold only in boxes.    ___ H**i Twowtf-Bv* Dollar* awd Costa. Special to Tm* Ha wk-Et*. Cathagk, Jan. 29 —A jury before Judge Hamilton, rendered a verdict of twenty-five dollars and costs against William Thornber, of Powellton, f carrying concealed weapons. The case was an outgrowth of a stabbing affray at a Powellton dance in December lase Headache from la grippe, influenza or colds instantly cured by Hoffman’s Harmless Headache powders. A Newspaper lf awater «*atoa**d. Philadelphia, Jan. 29.—Dr. Bradley manager of the weekly edition of the Philadelphia Presa was to-day sentenced to five yean for larceny of about $9,000 of the paper's money. Most complexion powders have glare, but PoseonVs is a true whose stets an lasting. ii vulgar beautifier, and mediate importance, shall take effect and be in force fromand after its publication in the Iowa State Register and Des Moines Leader, newspapers published in Des Moines. Iowa republican stamina. Kridnw of Their D*tora*IaaUoa to Wla 8fc«/Wa ta Their Cavea* Moth- Special to Th* Hawk-Eye. Des Moines. Jan. 29 —One of the best evidences of the republican determination to stand by the position taken is the difference in the manner of conducting the caucuses. Up to yesterday reporters and outsiders were strictly excluded cm attendance, but now the doors are open to representatives of the republican press and such others of the faith as may be valuable in helping in various ways. But the caucus room is not thrown open to the public nor should it be so. It is proper that the friends of any one cf the parties should be in at the coun cilS; but for enemies there is no place There is nothing being done in the way of formulation of plans or compromises, nothing which cannot be reported in the public press, and so there is no necessity for longer excluding the reporters. The republican policy of waiting for the opposition to propose a plan in which the speakership is given to the majority party in the legislature has been fully announced and will not be departed from Yesterday the reporters were on the ii^ide when a member of their fraternity desired admittance. The door-keeper announced a reporter and the chairman said the resolution passed gave admittance to all reporters for republican papers. Inquiry was made as to who the candidate for admission was. The answer was given: "N. B. Ashby, of the Daily News; shall I admit him?" A unanimous chorus yelled "no." A number of representatives desired to be appointed on a committee to inform Napoleon Bonaparte Ashby that his presence was very undesirable in republican ranks. He cannot get into the democratic councils so he is shut out all round. Such is the pleasure of being at guerilla warfare. The republican caucus met this morn ing at 9 30. The first thing usually done is for members lo compare notes in tK^ way of letters from constituents, and these make very interesting reading. Expressions are thus given which en courage the men to continue their fight, and the meeting proves a source of strength After being really called to order the matter of chief clerk was taken up The nominees were D. C. Kelp, Ben VanStienberg andH. 8. Wilcox On the first ballot Wilcox received 32 votes and on motion was declared the unani mons choice of the caucus for that position. After roll call the caucus adjourned in time to meet in the hail of the house at the regularly appointed hour, 10:30. The pairs as arranged for the day were nine in nun.ber, as follows: Brown with Graeser, Smith, of Mitchell, with Dayton, Jade Eilerg, Van Gilder with Ellis, Law with Glattly, Harper with Russell, McFarland with Potter, Mercer with Roe, Thornburg with Woods. After the mat ter of pairs had been settled the house entered upon the monotony of roll-calls once again. On the first ballot of the morning, the sixth od permanent speak ershin, the, vote stood Hamilton, dem., 41, Wilson, rep., 41. The member settle! quietly back in their seats, began the perusal of newspapers, the writing of letters, only stopping occasionally to vote or else getting up to take an occasional saunter into the lobby. Of one source of amusement they are bereft; the candi dates are gone and there is no longer a crowd of people ready and more than willing to talk to them on every opportunity so they are thrown on their own resources for amusement. Dolph raised the monetary of the see sit® about 11:30 by introducing a resolu lion to the effect that the house should take a recess for an hour to allow the candidates for speaker to treat the mem hers of the house to oysters On motion of Dobson the resolution was referred to a commit tie consisting of the two can didates, and after the conference Hamii ton reported that the commit lee had dedided to report on the resolution    immediately after permanet organization. The members managed to have a little fun with the matter even    if    they didn't    get    the oysters. The monotony began again and continued right on till the end of tho session. Up    to    adjournment,    in    ail seventeen ballots had been taken, all re suiting the    same way—41 to    41.    Ad journed till 10:30 to-morrow. TIT LIFE-FLUID SOCKED BY FATHER THEIS CHILDRES. FSGI [Prick: 15 Cents pre Week. Savage Pra^tict*? of the “Samaritans” Near Kansas City—Hideous Teachings of a New Sect—Horrible Re re I a lions—Crimea. jwas set for the wedding day. The bridal t rose aa was prepared and everything w as in readiness. Thursday night the prospective bridegroom left the residence of his fiancse. a few miles in the country, and came to Dubuque He has not beth heard of since Trie bride spent Sunday in a fruitless search for him. She threat 1 ens to make it warm for the recreant I lover if he can be Lund TRE CHICAGO ASB NORTHWESTERS ASB UNION PACIFIC KOT SATISFIED. TBS WMIIss ri 1.0 CK ADK. Indication* Kansas City, Jan 29 —For some time rumors cf the existence of a new religious sect which has gained a foothold in the territory adjacent to the Blue river, just east of Kansas City. have been afloat aud they have reached the ears of the police. The secretary of the Humane society recently received a letter from a man living in that neighborhood telling him that if the authorities did not interfere the people would take the matter into their own hands. According to the reports, the practices of the sect were founded upon the biblical injunction to do good to the sick, but titis injunction had been carried to such an extent that the sect had degenerated into A BAND OF BLOOD SUCKERS. Those who were well allowed themselves to be bk d for those who wero ill. Officer Marran’s investigation of the matter proved that the letter to Secretary Hack ett had not told half of the horrible practices in vogue among the people, who believed in the savage rites. About a year ago there appeared among the people of that neighborhood a man named Silas Wilcox, who went about the country preaching the doctrine of doing good for the sics It was not long until he had a sufficient number of converts to his theories tq. warrant him in founding a sect, which he CALLED THE * SAMARITANS. Gradually be widened his teachings to his tittle band until he opeitiv advocated the drinking of blood for all diseases giving as authority for such action the fact that the Bible taught that the blood was the life. At the home of John Wrinkle were found two emaciated children. On the bed lay Wrinkle, who was apparently in last stages of consumption. When the questioned about drinking the blood of the children he strenuously denied hav ing done so. The children also denied it. Their bloodless appearance, however, excited the suspicion of the officer. and he compelled them TO SHOW THEIR ARMS. Their limbs wore in a terrible coodi lion, being covered with scars around the inside of the elbow joints, showing plainly the effects of the bleeding. When confronted with this evidence of the truth of the accusation Wrinkle acknow! edged that he had availed himself of the opportunity, and asserted that the children had willingly given their blood to restore him to health The man was in such a condition that he could not be moved, but the children were taken from the house and placed in the Children’s Home. Chief Speers is anxious to put a stop to the practices of the blood drinkers, but it appears there is no law which covers the case, and nothing can be done. TE at it mil Boob b* BmIm«. San Francisco. Jan. 29.—It new aoems probable that the great blockade on the Sierra? will soon he over. Tee railroad officials think ’he blockaded trains will reach here to day. Their tins have two weeks* mail on them The high water has gone down ali ovtr the state and the washouts and Jan I slides are generally repaired. The greatest damage has bten done to roads and bridges Tile blockade on the Cal afornia and Oregon railroad still ccm linues with little prospect of breaking it for a week yet. There is no communica-ion north except by steamer. The United States revenue cutter Ru?h took a large amount of mail to Portland. Ore gon, last evening, the regular tine c f steamer refusing the compensation offered by the government. A rotary plow broke down yesterday afternoon in the final drift remaining near Cascade. The plow had been work ing for fifteen days continually and it was thought the big machine would hold together until the road was cleared. An army of shovelers has been put to work DEATHS IN THE BLOCKADE Mrs. McVear, wife of Surgeon McVear of Jefferson barracks, died at Truckee Monday of diphtheria while on one of the delayed train. Yesterday Lucia Feraita, the Mexican midget, said to be the smallest human being in the world, a passenger on the same train, died of gastric fever CENTRAL PACIFIC STILT, CIX>SED San Francisco. Jan. 29 —Information this afternoon shows the great blockade of the Central Pacific still unbroken, though according to the latest reports the only portion of track which is o'> tincted now is between tunnel thireen and Truckee where snowslides this morning covered the track for a ®hort distance. It is expected this will be cleared in a short time and trains will be moving to night. High winds are rising and sweeping over scow clad mountains with driving fury and there is danger that other slides may occur at any time The situation in the porthern part of the state remains unchanged and there is no hope of opening the road for some time It is feared many old miners who have lived alone in the mountains for year have fallen victims to the terrible winter Chairman Walker’s Derision as to Their Tariff Agreement Does Not Strike Their Fancy — Letters of Withdrawal. BASE BALL MAGNATES. TU* tin Trial for Murder. Special to THS Havk-Eyi. Moulton*, Jan. 29 —To-day in the county court at this place began the trial of Dr W. F. 8 Murdy for the murder of Silas Tipton in this place last October. Over one hundred witnessee have been summoned on both tides and widespread interest is exhibited in the case The defense are making efforts to delay the trial The murder was the outcome of an altercation arising from a refusal of Typton, who was a butcher, to sell Murdy meat on credit. THE CASE CONTINI ET) Special to Th* Hawk-Stk Centerville, Jan, 29.—The murder case against Dr. Murdy, of Moulton, for the shooting of Silas Tipton, last September, is passed over till the latter part of next week owing to illness of wit nesses and attorneys. A Bls    ut Ktw York Ho»ra of Arbitration. New York, Jan. 29.—The league base ball managers met to-day and decided Ward’s trial should take place in Febru ary. The arbitration board decided tha the Cleveland club could hold Cody, of Des Moines. Several complaints from players were received, among them one from Tim O'Rourke who said the Peoria club owed him on last season’s work. Th* secretary was instructed to ascertain the facts Charles Bowers said Sioux City club owed bim money and he wanted to be paid or released. The board released him and then adjourned. The National League meeting com mcnced at three o'clock and lasted sev era] hours. The special committee ou paw reported on the Ward injunction case and recommended that they be [authorized to direct the prosecution of not only the New York and Philadelphia suit* to a final conclusion but that suits in equity bo instituted in every state and federal court in the United States that may be necessary to obtain the proper jurisdiction to restrain the reserved league players frrm giving their services to any other club. The report was adopted and the recommendation will bt carried out. John Ward said tne league might push suit against bim as soon as it saw fit. He is confident of winning. WILL SUE TUE BROTHERHOOD. Pittsburg, Jan. 29 —Managers of League club here are going to sue managers of the Brotherhood club conspiracy and $40.00!) damages. Chicago, Jan. 29 —Chairman Walker to day made public the official notices of the Union Pacific and the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad companies withdrawing from the Interstate Commerce Railway association. President Charles Francis Adams, of the Union Pacific, in lis letter to Chairman Walker says: * Referring to the decision made by you at the meeting of the Interstate Commerce Railway association, bt Id in New York on the 14th rust., to the effect this Conrad entered into between thth company and the Chieage and Norofwest-ern company, was in violation of tha terms of agreement under which the association was organized, I am instructed by the directors to inform you that in their opinion the decision places the company In a most difficult position As I understand it, th>) purport of your decision is that the control of traffic is a matter of the proprietorship of lines. In other words, an existing distribution of competitive traffic may be a (fleeted to any extent by the construction of newlines by members parties to this association, or by the leasing of tinea already existing, but under the articles cf the association it cannot be affected or controlled by contract-* between lines, member® of the association, irrespective of the association. I am directed to inform you that if thia decision is baal ti would in the opinion of the direct >rs place this company in a position which a proper regard for the interests of the stockholders would not justify Tho Uuion Pacific is unwilling to continue in ary organization, except in strict conform-.ty to the rules thereof. With the view therefore, to prevent incurring penalties <n its part. I am di reded by the board of directors to give you formal notice of tho withdrawal of ifcis company then from, to take effect at the expiration of thirty days from date hereof." The letter of President Hughitt, of the Chicago and Northwestern, likewise giv the the for Surprise to Loth Repub Ilcan* Democrat*—Fuali’* Bill. Special to Th* Hawk-Etk. Des Moines, Jan. 28—Tho nominations this morniug were a great surprise people geneaallv. especially in the democratic ranks. It had been expected thai Holbrook would be the nominee of he democratic side, and when the naming of Hamilton was announced talk at once began as to the object of the change. It is known that Holbrook is he real leader of the democrats and several theories ere prevalent as to why Hamilton was put up. Some say that Holbrook can do the party more good on the floor of the house than in the speaker's chair, because he is a very fine parliamentarian and is so quick at seeing th« intentions of the opposition. Another is that it was preferable to put up Hsmdton because if it becomes necessary for the democrats to give up the speakership they can with better grace withdraw Hamilton than Holbrook. It is of course recognized that Hamilton is a cader, and a good one, too, but he has rot been recognized as the real head of his party in the house so far, and there fore is a lesser light. Among the republicans the nomination of Wilson was not a matter of surprise at all. It had been generally recognized that he would be the nominee for speaker Wilson was prominently mentioned last session as a candidate for this position and made a splendid canvass for the place, so he had a great advantage this time and came out victorious, The other officers nominated on the republican side were, first assistant clerk, J. A. Shelton, 3tory county : second assistant clerk. A. W. Ranshaw, Union county; enrolling clerk, Anna Davis; engrossing clerk. Olive Conger: bill clerk, Kittie Jordan. Jefferson county; assistant postmistress, Miss Martin; sergeant-at arms, 8. P. Zenor, Boone county: doorkeeper. B O. Sheldon. Mills county; file clerk, E. E. Stover, Lucas county. The beginning of railroad legislation 19 the Funk bill to restrain railways from I nailing the life of railway mileage It was introduced last week and has just been printed and given to the senators for consideration. It is as follows: A Bill for an act restraining railway cor porations from limiting the life of railway mileage. Bs it Enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa: Section I. That it shall be unlawful for any railway corporation, organized under the laws of this state, to fail or refuse to honor any railway mileage issued by said corporation from and after the taking effect of this act. Sec* 2. That it shall be unlawful to limit the use of such railway mileage to any stated period. Sec. 3. If through its employers or otherwise any railway corporation shall refuse to accept such mileage in payment of fare to full face value thereof under the provisions of this act, such corporations shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction, subject to a fine cf five hundred dollars for each and every offense. Sec 4 Nothing in this act contained shall restrain railway corporations from limiting the rightful possession and use of such mileage to Hie person in whose name issued. 5. This act being deemed of-te» AX ALARMING DEATH KATE Maul FromlotBl Citizens of Davenport DI* of Da Grlpp*. Special to The H* wk-Eve. Danenkort, Jan. 29 —The mortality. on account of the influenza, has rcocbed an alarming proportion at this place. Last night occurred the death of Dr. It F Baker, an old citizen of the place, popular practitioner, prominent Mason and well-known among the homeopathic profession of the state During the night alar* occurred the death cf Mrs. F. W. Egloffstein, daughter of the late Dr. Stibalt. for many years editor of Der Demokrat at this p!a~e This morning occurred the death of John G. Spraker, an cid resident and one of the wealthiest farmers of Scott county, though retired to city life for several years. This morning in Rock Island oc curred the death of Miss Alice Frances Webber, daughter of a former prominent citizen of that place, and connected witn some of tho wealthiest and most prominent families of the two cities- During the morning occurred the death of Peter Ecker, an cid resident cf that city. Other fatalities of persons less prominent are on the list. In all these cases death is due to pneumonia resulting from the influenza. Other honored citizens are at death’s door and the melancholy iist will soon be lengthened. viorv. lhl«T«a Arr«*l«<t. Special to Tm Hawk-Ky*. Marshalltown, Jan. 29.—Hog thieves are at work in this vicinity and farmers arc becoming rather alarmed at the at tenants made to steal live stock, recently a drove of ten hogs were stolen from a farmer named Erickson and sold at Grinnell. To-day the sheriff arrested William Creigher st Gilman for the offense T Pr** P*opl* Killed. Binghampton, N. Y., Jan. 29 —A passenger train at the Oswego depot to-I night was run into by another express train from the rear. Particulars are meagre, but throe persons are reported killed. mg notice of the withdrawal of that company, says: "I understand your de-ision as holding ic effect that no change can be made in the status of the railway nes members of the association in any manner, directly or indirectly, affecting the distribution of competitive traffic, unless it be done by the construction of new lines, or by acquiring in some manner a proprietary interest in existing lines. It is proper for me to say that the directors did not understand that by be-c ming a party to the interstate commerce association agreement they had so sacrificed their powers to make a contract They therefore entered into agree-irents with the Union Pacific railway, scrupulously observing, as they believed, ill the provisions of the interstate commerce agreement. It being,however, your pinion that by doing so they have violated that agreement, it only remains for these companies therefore to give formal notice of their withdrawal therefrom to take effect at the expiration of thirty days from date thereof. The Fremont, Elkhorn and Missouri Valley and the Sioux City and Pacific railroad companies are also included in this notice of withdrawal." Chairman Walker has called a special meeting of the Interstate Commerce Railway association for February ll, to consider the action of the Union Pacific and North we-tem roads as well aa to consider and act upon the report of the committee appointed at tho last regular meeting of presidents to revise the present methods and organization. FRAYS KOR A RECE I VER New York, Jan. 29 —The Mineral Ha?go Railroad company has filed a mplaint in the federal court that its judgment of half a million against Ive#, Stay nor, et rd , has bern returned unsatisfied, a .d prays that the Ives A Htnynor assignment be decreed null and void and a receiver appointed. and he is now in jail here. The evidence Nervous debility, poor memory, diffidence, sexual weakness, pimples, cured by Dr. Miles’ Nervine. Samples free af J. H. Witt**’* drug stnrp GEN F.K.-v L FOREIGN NEWS. Dr. AUYS- Iowa Sapr*m* Coirt. Special to Th* Hawk-Ey*. Des Moines Jan. 29 —Supreme court business: Ida county vs W. H Woods, appellant, from Ida county, affirmed; Porter vs Pewell appellant, from Dallas riounty, affirmed; Reid, Murdoch A Fischer, appellants, vs Cowduroy, from Montgomery county, reversed; state vs Conkling, appellant, from Polk county. (Fsmissed; Herman vs Chicago, Milwaukee and St Paul Railroad company, appellants, from the Cedar Rapids superior court, reversed; Harbeck, appellant, va Des Moines and Kansas City Railroad company, from Polk county, reversed. Auditor*’ Po* I- Slat* con cautio a pou*d. Spacial to Th* Ha wk-Bw. Des Moines Jan. 29.—The state convention of county auditors which was to meet in Des Moines to-morrow has been postponed until February 12, at which time the state convention of committees of county supervisors will Smet in con junction with the judiciary committee of the house and senate in regard to taxes and county affairs. On the same day the state pharmacists will convene in thia dty!__ Hgain8t hun is of the most convincing character. Au attempt to get away with another drove about the same time was unsuccessful WkMt Troubl* F«*r«d In Kentucky. Lexington, Jan. 28.—The Bharp rifles of this city have received orders to be ready to march to Harlan county. The occasion is the apprehension of trouble there when the circuit court opens. The legislature has ordered an investigation into the troubles in that county and it will probably be made while the troops are there. Hanvock County Spec:*, to Th* Uavk-It*. Carthage, IU.. Jan 29.—Reports 'rom different portions of Hancock county are to the effect that fall wheat is in good condition, having passed the peculiar winter safely. The outlook for good croos in cereals and fruit is encouraging. Arrested for 8«dueU*n Buffalo, Jan. 29 —Schoolmaster Fred crick Freund, who left this city last week to escape punishment for seducing a fourteen year old girl pupil, was arrested yesterday in Toronto. He expressed willingness to return to Buffalo. FT. DODttK’S LUCK. Til* I III aol* Central to Loc* to Ytry Val a* bl* Inducements Th***. Ft. Dodge, Jab. 29.—A party of six prominent officials of the Illinois Central railway were inspecting the company’s grounds here this morning preparatory to a number of important improvements. New pmsenger and height depots and a new office building are included in the contemplated im pavement*, cts which between twenty and thirty thousand dollars will be spent. The switch yards here will be made the finest in the state. CROSSING TOK BIVER. Colo**! Job* Muon Brow*, of Lou is ▼111*. Do*d. <)borty’* LUU* Job*. W*#hington Post. They sap that when Mr. John H Oberly, the ‘ bishop," was a younger man than he is now be was an irrepress ’hie joker. A member of the Jefferson Club, who claims to kl ow what he is talking apout, tells us that John was born at just I o’clock in the morning, and relates the following circumstances concerning the twenty flirt anniversary of that event: The entire household wa? asleep, excepting, presumiably young Oberiy. At a few minutes after I o’clock be went to the door cf each bedroom and with feigned cautiousness aroused the sleeper saying: "There’s a man in the house Presently everybody was up half dressed. Some ventured out into the halls and others stood timidly in their half open doorways, while still others remained out of sight behind locked doors. "Come out here," said John to those who had not left their rooms; "I tell you there's a man in the house.” Finally he succeeded in getting every body into the hail, where the group st'-od, half afraid, half ashamed to show fear. "Where is he?" said one. "Here I am," answered « )hn P+tor* iUporU* to b* Diker Zensibar 'tom* Zanzibar Jan. 29. A. number of French priests have arrived at Malindi They tis’e they recently met Dr. Petti ihe German explorer, concerning wh death many conflicting reports have been leeeived at Koki. He was in good health. The condition of Emin Pasha baa greatly improved. The private commercial house at Bag* amoys of Vohsen & Paul, acting in behalf of tho Germ :* East African company, is starting rommtrciaJ factories on the west coast ryetern. If the object proves suc-cts-fuJ it wul bring about the destruction of the monoposy of trade which the British and Indian merchants have held for centuria a Advices fr»m Mozambique state that the Portuguese are acquiring as much territory as possible pending the limitation of bour dalles of their districts on the Zambesi river. INFLUENZA AT GRATZ. Vienna Jan. 29.—The influenza epidemic at Gratz is spreading. There were ten deaths from the disease during the past week. MI KO ll TELEGRAMS. KUM kv mn Bxpto»i«*. Charleston. W. Va., Jan 29 —A saw mill boiler at Falling Rock creek exploded and Joe Wright and Morgan Hoover were instantly killed. Another man badly injured._ Fits, spasms, St. Vitus dance, nervousness and hysteria are soon cored by Dr. Miles' Nervine. Free samite at J. H. Witte's drug *tnr* Drowned Whit* Msttsg Dubuque, Jan- 29 —Louis Pierc e, aged sixteen, aud Ber! Clark, aged nineteen. of Seat Dubuque, while skating on the river to-night, fell into an air hole and were drowned.  _ Louisville, Jan. 29.—Colonel John Mason Browa, one of the m**st prominent lawyers in the state and a man of national reputation, died this morning of pneumonia He was a leading republican and wss prominently mentioned for associate justice of the supreme court before Judge Brewer’s appointment. MES H G LITTLE GRINNELL IOWA. Special to To Hawx-Eyk. Grinnell, Jan. 29 —Mrs. Little, wife cf H G. Little, one of the old residents cf the city, died this nnrning at 4 30 of la grippe. Mr Lime is quite sick with the same disease but was reported better this morning. P D HOSFORD OF DUBUQUE Dubuque, Jan 29 —P. D. Hosford, a well known business man of Dubuque, died this evening of brain disease superinduced by lagrippe. CHARLES EDWARD LESTER DEAD. Detroit, Jan. 28.—Charles Edward Lester died this afternoon, aged eighty. He was a prominent aboil ironist with Henry Ward Beecher, Wendell Phillips, Garrison and cithers and was consul-general to Italy under President Pierce. a man. I was 21 fifteen minutes ago. The mayor of Montreal has written t:>. the secretary of the British embassy at Washington asking him to hand the South American delegates an invitation to visit Montreal The auditing committee of the National Land League met in Detroit yesterday, but a* two of the members were not present the session was devoid of interest. News ’« received of the poisoning of a "I am J family of eignt persons named Hargrave Mrs. Muggins—Ifs a raining and Mrs. Goodsoul wants to go hr me and I have living south of Point Pleasant by a negro wnnaa. Four of the family are reported dead. no umbrella to lend her except my new guinea one. Can 11 let her .have yours? Mr Muggins—Hardly. The only umbrella I ve got has her husband’s name [on the handle.—Exchange. —"I shall forbid Clarence to enter my house " said papa, sternly ‘ Won d you break the boy’s heartf ’ "No; I’d break his neck.”—New York Sun. —The following is sn exlrsct from ai private letier written by one of the fore molt newspaper editors in Illinois: * * The Hawkeye is getting! to be a magnificent na per. It grows; better every day. * * * ’ Chamberlain’a Cough Remedy la the most successful preparation that has yet been produced for coughs, colds and croup. It will loosen and relieve • severe cold in ic ss time than any other treatment. The article referred to Is Chamberlain’s Cough Remedy. It is s medicine that has won fame and popularity on its merits and one that can always be depended upon. It Is the known remedy that will prevent ■ It must be tried to be appreciated, put np in 50 cent and ti bottles. sale by ail druggists. os! It by a 8»w* Waverly, O , Jan. 29.—Mrs. of this county, while returning through a field last evening was att by a v.cious sow, and before RO aft*    ESS    14s    I    r“=ked    b“    w-    .0    horribly i KCitui* Bitters, the WO'Id    -rr-    ,    , iller of erauw^ flavor Rwwar* of ormnter-1 that she cannot recover toftrn A rwinBf Dubuque. Jan. 29.—Miss Buehlaeyer. and Anton Crawford were ' to ie married, and l**t Friday lscri**** ill* f**S Chicago, Jan 29—The world’s fair I executive committee to day decided to .    ,    increase    the    Chicago    fund    to    $10,000,000 Augusta    the issuance of $5 OOO,GOO in bonds. 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