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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - February 6, 1890, Burlington, Iowa THE BURLINGTON HAWKEYE. Established: June, 1839.]BURLINGTON, IOWA, THURSDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 6, 1890. [Prick: 15 Cents pee Week. burial rite over the remains of IRE. AND MISS TRACT. A ftistingnigiied Gathering Witness the Ceremonies—Frank Tracy’s Sorrow —The House and Senate Sessions —Washington Gossip. Wash»ngtoJ^Feb. 5.—The beautiful historic east rdK% of the executive    mansion, Die scene of so many varied    spec tacles w brilliant ceremony or sc elal gayety was to day devoted to the sadly contrasted and solemnly impressive purpose of a funeral. Very seldom has any similar scene been witnessed at the White House, and never since 1865, when the remains of the lamented Lincoln reposed timid the same surroundings Services over i the remains of the wife and daughter of J the secretary of the navy were appointed I    for eleven o’clock, but long before    that I    time the east room in the White House was crowded with people. It was a most distinguished gathering including nearly every body of prominence in Washington. Arrangements had been made for the seating of three hundred and fifty persons, but over five hundred managed to gain entrance and it is estimated nearly a thousand persons were in the house. As far as possible admission was confined to the personal and official friends of Secretary Tracy and his family and consequently very few strangers were present. A great crowd gathered outside and it was found necessary to station policeman at the gates to keep them out. The caskets containing the dead were placed side by side under the central | chandlier and directly opposite tho main I corridor. The sombre drapings of the I caskets were almost entirely concealed by flowers and garlands and wreaths were banked against the sides of each. / .One particularly beautiful wreath was \ placed on Miss Tracy’s casket by her Hyoung' friends, Misses Proctor, Miller, Wanamaker and Husk and the Misses W in don*. Seats were arranged on three Bides of the square, the open space being used for the entrance of the mourners and the presidential party who were I assigned seats fronting the caskets Vice President and Mrs. Morton, who j were among the earliest arrivals, were seated opposite. Near by were seated the British minister and family, the German minister, Chinese and Corean legations, Brazilian minister and many other members of the diplomatic corps. Army and navy officers were present in great numbers and nearly all were in full uniform The members of the cabinet with the exception of Secretary Blaine, acting as pall bearers, entered soon after eleven o’clock and took their seats on the right They were soon followed by Secretary Tracy and his son Frank, arm in arm, and the other members of the family. As soon as they were seated the choir of St. Johns Episcopal church sang the hymn “Lead Kindly Light.” Rev. Dr. George William Douglas, rector of the same church read the Episcopal burial service and at its conclusion the choir sang “Jesus Lover of My Soul.” The scripture lesson was read by Rev. Mr. Elliott. Several more hymns by the choir and prayer by Dr. Douglas concluded the services. The president with Secretary Tracy on his arm first passed out of the room and next to them came Frank Tracy, the son, who was so overcome that he had to be supported by two of the ushers. The bodies were removed to tho hearses and the funeral procession was formed the cortege moving slowly to Rock Creek cemetery, where the bodies were placed in the receiving vault to await their permanent resting place Secretary Tracy did not go to the cemetery, as it was fearod the task might prove too much for his strength. The president occupied the carriage with Frank Tracy, and a long line of carriages containing nearly all those who attended the services in the White House, followed tho remains to the cemetery. _ THS NKW CODS OF RULFS. pe TI V# ^bul legislation is retained with the addition of an exception in favor of “such as being germane to the subject matter of the bill shall be deemed necessary in pro viding for carrying on the several de partments of the government, and shall be recommended or moved by direction of the committee reporting the bill. Rule twenty-one omits the provisions of the old rule, forbidding the amalgamation of two pending resolutions, and the treating of the rivtr and harbor and postroute bills as petitions in their introduction. Another important step to prevent filibustering is found in rule twenty-two, which has reference to the introduction of bills. Under the former rules one msmber could, on Monday, prevent the transaction of business by introducing long bills—new or old—and demanding their reading in full, thus consuming the day. Under the present code no provision is made for bill day on Monday, snd whenever a public bill is introduced it shall be read by the title only. What may be a change full of significance occurs in section three, rule twenty three, requiring certain measures to be considered in the committee of the whole. This is in the opening sentence, which reads: “All motions or propositions originating either in the house or senate involving a tax or charge upon the people, in all proceedings touching appropriations of money,” the words “originating in the house or senate” are now inserted and would appear to recognize tho long disputed right of the senate to originate tariff and appropriation bills. Another important change is the line of expediting business occurs in section four of the same nile which prescribes the order of business in the committee of the whole. The change reads, “or in such order as the committee may determine unless the question lobe considered was determined by the house at the time of going into the committee.” The effect is to relieve the house Lorn the necessity of laying aside bills preceding in order the one it is desired to reach, which offered a large apportunity for obstruction. Another charge in the same direction is in section six of the same rule which permits the committee of the whole to limit or close the debate without rising and going into open house. The order of business is as follows: Correction and reference of bills; the disposal cf business on the speaker’s table; unfinished business; morning hour for the disposal of reports from committees, motion to go into a committee of the whole od the motion to consider bills designated in the order of the day. after the disposal of the business on the speaker's table; unfinished business on which the house may be engaged at adjournment, except the business in the morning hour, shaff be resumed and at the same time each day thereafter untel disposed of. After the disposal of unfinished business the commission may in order call up for consideration any bill reported on the previous day and on the house calendar. When a committee has occupied the morning hour on two days another committee must be called. After the morning hour motions to go into a committee of the whole to consider a particular bill are in order. Another change of consequence occurs in rule twenty-eight, which requires a two-thirds vote to suspend a rule. To this an addition is made as follows: except to fix the day for the consideration of a bill or resolution already favocably reported by the committee which shall require only a majority vote of the house.” The'caucus remained in season until nine o’clock. Great secrecy in regard to the proceedings were preserved and every effort was made to prevent the action of the caucus from becoming public. While it is slated on every question presented the caucus was harmonious, the length of the session and the known opposition of several prominent republicans to any radical change in the rules render the accuracy of this statement doubtful In fact, it has been gathered that, so far from being harmonious, the caucus at times was strongly forked up by the expressions of totally delinquent opinions. That this proposition is the more probable one is evidenced by the great care which was taken to prevent the facts being known._ DR MO UR ATB BOIL OVER. solved, That the United States of America congratulates the people of Brazil on their just and peaceful assumption of the powers, duties, and responsibiUtities of self government based upon the free consent of the governed. and on their recent adoption of a republican form of government. This joint resolution is reported as a substitute for that of Morgan, which was referred to the committee on foreign relations. It omits the words “expressed in their repudiation of monarchic rule.” It also omits several paragraphs declaring the recognition of the United States of Brazil as a lawful and rightful govern ment, and directing the president to require the people and officers of the United States to recognize the flag of the United States of Brazil, as the flag of a free, sovereign and independent state. Mr. Blair then resumed his argument. He declared the constitutionality of the bill beyond question and spoke at some length in support of his favorite measure. After an executive session the senate adjourned. THS HO USB, A large number of members having gone to attend the funeral of Mrs. and Miss Tracy, the clerk was permitted to read the journal in its abridged form. On the yeas and nays demanded by the democrats it was approved. The house then at 12:45 adjourned. AN A RCHI8TI8T8 AT WASHINGTON A Torpedo la Found la His Capitol Ballata*. Washington, Feb. 5 —A rumor current to day that a dynamite bomb was found in the capitol proves to have a slight foundation. A small oval shaped tin box was found in a spittoon in the rotunda. The chief of the capitol police examined it and found several grains of substance resembling saltpetre and a small quantity of something that looked like punk. He found the latter would bum. He concluded the box was a rail road torpedo but to settle the matter has sent it to the district chemist for analysis.    _ GENERAL WASHINGTON NEWS. A Republican Caucus Discusses Them at Length. Washington, Feb. 5 —Immediately after the house adjourned to-day a caucus of republicans was called. It was called lo order by Henderson, of Illinois The new code of rules was then discussed by McKinley who explained in detail their scope aud purpose. Generally the report of the committee was adopted without material amend ment but there was at least one import ant addition, viz: Pension legislation was placed in the privileged claes and the reports from the committee on valid ensions was made in order at any time his change was made by a vote of 76 to 24 Under rule fifteen, a new clause was ded as follows: “On demand of any ember the name of members present ut not voting on any call by the speaker of the yeas and nays, shall be noted by the clerk under supervision of the speaker and be recorded in the journal ^had recorded immediately after I the names of those voting in the afferaltive and negative, under the head of present and not voting,’’-—and shall be followed by the names of the absent members which shall be intered under the heae of absentees (this is in line with the speaker’s ruling) Cader rule sixteen, clause four, which reads; “When a question is under de bate no motion shall be received but to adjourn, to lay on the table, for the previous question [which motions shall be decided without debate), to postpone to a certain dav, to reserve or to amend, or postpone indefinitely, which several mo tions shall have precedence in the fore going order: and no such motion once regarded shall be again allowed on the same day at the same stage of the proceeding, (this section is aimed at filibustering and changes the old section by a striking out motions to fix a day to which the house shall adjourn and to take a recess ) In section five of the same rule the rovision that motions to adjourn to a xed day, to adjourn, and to take a recess shall always be in order is stricken out. But section six of the same rule carriers the principle still farther, for it is a new section which reads, “No dila tory motions shall be regarded by the speaker. Under rule seventeen it is provided the provide question may be made to in elude#* bill to its passage or rejection. The ifovision in the same section of the a that motions to lay on the table in order on the second and third reading of the bill is omitted. The prin ciple of preventing obstruction is again put in operation in rule eighteen, which is amended as compared with the code TM* Hoom Committee Adopts rn World’s Fair BID. Washington, Feb. 5.—The house committee on the world’s fair adopted the subcommittee’s bill with amendment providing for the appropriation of a million and a half foimthe erection of a building for go vermont exhibits. A subcommittee was appointed composed of Chandler, Hitt, Hatch and Wilson and instructed to immediately frame and report to the full committee a bill providing for a scheme of procedure in the house, v _ STOLE $35,000. IOWA’S SYMPATHY. IEB0LDT10H8 C0HC0N1HG THE SAD CALAMITY AT WASHfflBTOH Adopted by the Senate at Des Moines— The Sessions of the Senate and House — Creston^ Municipal Scandal—State News. rf Tine New Kuna Not to Their T aile— Springer’* Idea Washington, Feb 6 —The democratic caucus met to night. Mr. Carlisle read and explained the new rules. There was little discussion but occasionally some member would boil over with indignation at some obnoxious rule. Mr. Springer thought the rules meant the watchmen were gagged, the dogs chained and the treasury thrown open to plunder. The general sentiment, however, was no matter how obnoxious tho rules are they were asked for bv the democrats and would be considered in a fair spirit. Carlisle was accordingly instructed to negotiate for a proper and reasonable time of consideration, and also for a reasonable debate when they were called up for consideration. If these concessions are granted the democrats will interpose no unusual obstacles to the action upon the rules. THE BALLOT BOX FRAUD. Governor Campbell and Outer Wlt-i eeeee Examined. Washington, Feb. 5.—The house com mittee investigating the Ohio ballot box forgery this morning continued the ex amination of Governor Campbell. He said he had introduced the ballot box altogether upon T. C. Campbell’s re quest. He knew of nothing wrong in the matter. His assertion made in a speech last fall that Foraker was an in famous scoundrel was in answer to Fora ker’s charge that he (Campbell) was a party to a million dollar stead. Lewis G. Bernard, a member of the democratic campaign committee of Ohio, and Morton L. Hawkins, adjutant general of Ohio and political editor of the Cincinnati Post, testified at some length. Mrs. Elizabeth Wood, wife of R G. Wood, was called and said her first knowledge of her husband’s connection with the ballot-box business was when he came home one day and told her Governor Foraker*s brother and Hadden wanted him to try for the smoke-inspec-torship, and said he could get it if he furnished certain papers to Governor Foraker. She advised him to have nothing to do with the business. She told about the letters her husband had written her from Washington directing her to call on Hadden, and how the latter had paid her various sums of money. She had written Governor Foraker that Woods’ letters and telegrams had been seen by no one and that he could have them. Here Governor Foraker stated that he never received the letters. Several other witnesses #ere examined but nothing pasticulerily new wee ad duced. _ THE BINATE. Th* Pacific Ex prate Company Robbed By a Loaning Clerk. Bt. Louis, Feb. 5.—The biggest sensation in express circles since the time of the famous “Jim Cummings” robbery was occasioned to day when it was learned that the Pacific Empress company had been robbed of $35,000. On February I, the City National bank, of Dallas, Texas, remitted to the Commercial National bank, of St. Louis, $15,000 in gold and $35 OOO in bills. The gold was duly received two days ago. * The bank to day notified Superintendent Ful ler that they held a receipt for $35,000 in currency which had not been received. The superintendent telegraphed the assistant at Dallas who replied that there was no trace of the package there. With the reply came the astounding information that the money clerk of the Dallas office, a young man named F. A. Walton, had been missing since last Sunday night. His accounts had been looked over but were all straight and nothing was particularly suspected until the inquiry came from St. Louis. Then a cunning scheme was exposed. Walton made out two receipts, one for $15,000 and one for $35,000—on one blank—one duplicate was forwarded to St. Louis, however, no mention was made of $35,-000 and consequently he was given time to get away. The express company has telegraphed a description of the absconder everywhere and hope to capture him. Walton came originally from Ionia, Michigan, and had worked for several express companies. He was believed to be of exemplary habits. The Hawk-Ere Rubeau. Capital Building Des Moines, Feb. 5,1830. The senate session this afternoon was great contrast to that of the previous day. It did not last more than half an hour, yet in that time a number of important resolutions were passed and no great amount of time was expended in their discussion. A resolution fixing daily sessions at 2:30 p. rn. is considered a very good move. Senator Gatch to-day famished tangible proof of the sincerity cf his remarks in the senate not long ago, by presenting memorials asking for the election of Larrabee as United States senator. These petitions are directly against Gatch’s sentiments but he presented them in accordance with the promise given several days ago. The resolution offering sympathy to Blaine in his affliction was very web timed and appropriate In full it was as follows: Ba it resolved, by the senate of the twenty-third general assembly of Iowa, that the recent afflictions of Hon. James G. Blaine, secretary of state, in the deaths of his beloved son and daughter and the sad and tragic bereavement of Hon B F. Tracy, secretary of the treasury, in the deaths of his wife and daughter, profoundly moves the members of this body, and we kindly tender our deepest sympathy to the families bereaved. Resolved, That these resolutions be spread on the senate journal and copies thereof be sent to the secretary of state, Hon. James G. Blaine, and Hon. Benjamin F. Tracy. RAILROAD MATTERS. In Hee Houee, Special to The Hawk-Ey*. Des Moines, Feb. 5.—In the house this morning the republicans presented a reply to the democrats proposition of yesterday. They said that because the proposition giving the democrats the first choice would give them the speaker they were not willing to make such; but they were willing to set their conference committee at work to try aud effect a compromise. The house finally adjourned without taking a single vote on permanent speaker. The house session this afternoon started out very nicely. Holbrook was paired with Shipley, so it was pretty well evident there would not be much speaking from the democratic side. As there is much talk on the fl Dor now about the treatmect of old soldiers by the parties, the conversation generally turns upon (fiat matter when a group gets together In one of them the republicans scored quite a point. The democrats have been making great pretentions of being friends of the soldiers and have said they will recognize their claims. A republican remarked to a couple of democratic members: “I hear you are going to withdraw Hamilton?” “Haven’t heard of it.” “It must be a fact.” “I hardly think so or I would have heard of it. What makes you believe it?” “Why you see Hamilton is not a soldier and Wilson is, and the leaders are afraid some of the democratic members will stick to the doctrine preached by their leaders in the senate yesterday and vote for a soldier like Wilson.” The democrats wilted. Nothing was done at the opening of the house session to cause any excitement. The first vote was a tie—43 to 43 The balloting proceeded for about an hour, six being taken, all resulting the same way, and at 3:25 the house adjourned. _ GREAT EXPECTATION. for Biali’* Educational BUl-The Brasil Recogalzatlou Mil. Washington, Feb. 5—The bill to pro-| vide for a temporary government for the territory of Oklahoma was taken up and I the clerk commenced to reed it, but has I not completed when at two o’clock the bUl to aid in the establishment and tem- by the striking out of the questions that I porary support of common schools may intervene between a motion to reconsider and vote and those to adjourn | to a fixed day aud to take a recess. Section one of the old rule twenty-one, which requires all billa and joint resolutions to be read three times before pastis stricken out. two of the same rule forbid-1 big the inclusion in general appropriate bios of appropriations by law or by taken up as unfinished business. Mr. Blair, after speaking a few moments in advocacy of it, temporarily yielded the floor to Mr. Sherman, who, from the committee on foreign relations, reported the following joint resolution (which was placed on gratulating the peon States of Brasil on ti „ republican form of government. Re- Nebraska Officials Interceding Lower Corn Rates. Chicago, Feb. 5. — Secretary of State Cowdrey, Land Commissioner Steene, and State Treasurer Hill, of N6 braska, a majority of the state board of transportation reached this city yesterday. Their wish is to induce the railroads to grant them lower rates on corn from that state. They say that farmers have plenty of corn but that transportation charges are nearly equal to its cash price at the point of shipment, They met the managers of the railroads in this interest this forenoon and had a long conference. Thus far no conclusion has been reached and state officials express little hope of being able to accomplish anything. They say that while the rates are much too high,tempory reduction which is all they can get from railroads would do no good. The present state of affairs is likely to last several years and they want correspondingly permanent reduction in freight rates. Governor Theyer, of Nebraska, was expected here this morning on the same errand but did not appear. In fact, it was understood, that the board of transportation and the governor were making a race to see who could get relief for the farmers first. THS SOUTHERN PACIFIC. San Francisco, Feb. 5.—-The annual statement of the Southern Pacific Railway company for the year 1SS9 shows a small increase in net earnings, among other causes being the construction of new lines. A decrease of the surplus to $1,344,000 against $2,589,000 is also shown. ADJOURNED WITHOUT SETTLEMENT. Chicago, Feb. 5.—-The Western States Passenger Association lines has been forced to finally adjourn without a settlement of the complications prising from the request of eastern lines that differential rates be used west of St Louis and Chicago. Various proposi tions have been made but after a long discussion the western lines declared it impracticable to adopt them. The lines specially objecting asserted a perfect willingness to adopt any basis rates satisfactory to eastern roads and apply ttie same from their territory, provided ttie same rates were used via St Louis and via Chicago alike, thus avoiding any discrimination in favor of any gateway, aud obviating the necessity for applying in the territory of the western lines the differential rate principle. XaUtb# to ta* Beet, All are entitled to the best that their I mdney will buy, so every family shoulc I have, at once, a bottle of the beet family " r, Syrup of Figs to cleanse the ays I tem when costive or bilious. For sale in 50c and $1.00 bottles by all leading drug I gists.  _ KUM by mm Mapleston Lima, Ohio, Feb 5.—This afternoon a still at the Standard Solar refinery ex Iploded. Killing Patrick Ryan and injuring five or six others seriously A gentleman in Union county. Mis [soon, who is too modest a man to have his name mentioned in the newspapers twas cured of rheumatism by Chamber gists. Democratic Son*me* Fall Tbroegli ae Usual. Special to Thx Ha wk* Bra. Des Moines, Feb. 5.—There were great expectations among the democrats ast night that discord could be worked up in the republican ranks on account of the Fort Madison wardenship. During the whole time of the caucus there were democrats on the floor circulating among the republican members and trying in more ways than one to sow seeds of discord among them. It was through the general courtesy extended to the public as spectators that the democrats were present, and it is a matter of surprise to many that they abused the courtesy extended them. It became plainly apparent to the great majority of members after the sixteenth ballot had beentakm, that the longer the democrats remained in there the warmer the strife would be Work had been going on steadily for nearly three hours and it was apparent that something was wrong. During the recess of ten minutes that was taken the real cause of the trouble was made apparent, and then the decision was reached of excluding all from the chamber except the members of the caucus. It took but two aallots to decide matters then. Whether it was a very commendable action of the democrats to meddle in a matter in which they have no real power is something for the public to decide. It was a matter of surprise that any of the re-mblicana allowed themselves to be so 'ooled with democratic arguments as to continue the fight as long as they did, but such was the case, and it was not discovered any too soon. The discord they sought to arouse has not appeared, and will not, for their scheme was brought out so plainly that the factional strife j was at once forgotten, and now that the j caucus has decided the republicans are j as firmly united as they ever were. All the talk this morning bef ore the session woe in regard to what the republicans of the house would do in the way of answering the democratic call for a proposition. Among republicans it was generally understood what would-Le presented and the members of that side of the house felt perfectly easy. The caucus yesterday afternoon decided upon the general course to pursue and indicated pretty well what the nature of the proposal should be, so all that was left for the committee was to present it to them this morning in definite shape and receive the caucus endorsement It was all ready for presentation after the preliminary matters had been disposed of, and it was a great surprise to the opposition because of the unique way in which the responsibility of delaying the organization was transferred from the republicans to the opposition. After the minutes had been read Holbrook suggested a few amendments to the journal, and then Luke raised the point that the paper submitted by the opposition was not a proper paper to go on the journal. Speaker Hotchkiss started to make a ruling when McFar* land said that because the paper was of a nature that called for no action of the house and should not go on the journal for that reason. Ware, of Potta watts - house of yesterday. The objection was withdrawn after tile verification of pairs. Luke presented the republican proposition as follows: The republicans of the house replying to the communication submitted yesterday upon the floor by the opposition desire to say: 1. There has at no time been any one proposition submitted to tbcj-epublicans by the opposition which has not involved both temporary and permanent organization and, as a condition, precedent demanded the concession by the republicans to the opposition of the permanent speakership. 2. The republicans formulated and presented a fair and equaltaMe proposition conceding to the oppcsirion of the temporary speaker, which having been accepted without material change, resulted in the present temporary organization. Since this concession on our part the opposition has submitted no proposition of any character from consideration, but now, under the guise of a pretended offer cf compromise and with the evident purpose of misleading the public to the belief that they are in good faith making overtures and advances toward an adjustment of our differences, they have in effect by this communication simply requested us to make to them another offer of compromise, looking to permanent organization. 3. Admitting that fifty men are voting on the question of organization against the republicans, we deny that they are a party organized or .united on any principle, or so identified as to be responsible to the state for any legislation which may hereafter be enacted by this assembly. But we believe that, since they are held together by no community of principle or interest, except an agreement to combine and force the republicans to make concessions to them, they are plainly obstructing organization by the party which will be held responsible for legislation. Therefore the communication being not in the nature of a proposition, but of aa invitation of the republicans to make the opposition a “give or take” offer of compromise, which under its terms, allowing them the first choice, practically concedes the permanent speaker to the opposition, in addition to the speaker already held by them, and in view of the fact that our responsibility for legislation renders it impossible for us to concede both temporary and permanent speaker without a surrender of principle, and that is obviously unfair in the opposition to demand both, the republicans are forced to decline the invitation to make this second offer of compromise as suggested. However, agreeing with the gentlemen on the other side that an organization should be speedily effected, the republicans stand ready to consider through their conference committee any fair and equitable plan of ad justment which may be offered by the opposition. During the reading of the proposition very close attention was paid The gen eral crowd of spectators and the democrats expected just what was called for yesterday and were somewhat disap pointed in not getting it. Holbrook at once rose to attack the communication Ha referred to one proposition, that there was but one party in the legisla lure responsible to the people. The fifty men opposed to the republicans were just as responsible ai anyone else for what laws would be enacted. The policy of the opposition was to act in such a manner as to avoid friction, but they could not, while representing 150 OOO more people, claimed more responsibility than the others and were going to stand by their people. McFarland asked if the opposition were willing to stand by the issue raised by the question of organization, and Holbrook replied they would risk it Every man in the opposition had been elected ic spite of republican efforts for their defeat and would stand out against that party. The opposition had no settled plan of organization, but wore willing to have the conference committees get together. It was not proper that either side should have everything and the opposition was ready to come half way. They could stay here and fight if necessary, but the people of the state want something else. Blythe said the willingness of the opposition to get the conference committee to work met with republican approval. But in the statements made yesterday the opposition tried to give out to the state that the democrats had a standing proposition to the republicans, when such was not the fact. The language of the democratic communication of yesterday plainly confessed that they were not one political party, and the republicans never have charged that there was but one party in the house, but the repub’i cans had fifty sure, while the opposition was united only upon organization, the duty of the opposition was now to make definite proposition. The people of the whole state expect just such an action. Luke, replying to the charge that the opposition represented more voters than the republicans, said that while the democrats elected their candidate for governor the rest of the state ticket was all elected, and that the state, judging from information being constantly received, j were sure that republicanism was still j the doctrine for the great maj >rity of the Iowa people. Affairs on the floor of I the house may not result as nicely as | every member desires, but all want something definite to be done. Dayton said that while the democrats had failed to secure the election of their state ticket they had secured the popular endorsement of their platform and had secured a majority of 10,000 on their candidates for the legislature. The peo pie of the districts represented by the opposition were more numerous by 190,-000 than the people of the districts represented by republicans. The republicans had not originally made the propo sition which led to the temporary organization. It was merely the democratic proposition a Utile modified and the re-pubUcan support of it should not entitle them to the permanent speakership. In regard to the democratic communication and republican reply he said the republicans certainly would not admit that they were unable to formulate a well balanced proposition and the democrats were willing to accept one on the other|side of the matter, Blythe replying said the paper intro duced this morning was not for the pur pose of raising discussion. Dayton had claimed endorsement of the democratic platform in regard to prohibition, while in fact the opposition was in the minori ty on that matter.    Holbrook hac said the democrats, if necessary, would separate the pairs and have a war to the knife, and Blythe in reply said that an agreement had been made upon the honor of the men in both parties and it should not be repudiated under any circumstances If such was to be done the repubUcans wanted to know of the intention of the opposition. Holbrook modified his statement so that he was understood as say sn g that if no compromise could be reached then and not till then should any steps he taken towards annulling the pairing agreement Head rose as a peacemaker. According to him it was not the desire o:' the parties to stir up strife. They were all here to work and ought to get at it The give and take proposition was not one which would be accepted by any party. Briggs reiterated the statements o: former democrats and said further that the opposition were willing to yiek every thing in regard to prohibition legislation. Dolph asked if the opp© sition were willing to yield the permi nent speaker, Biggs said in reply, the in nm more pc . thai they the legisla- burden of legislation but have not proceeded to carry it at all. McFarland and the ms j Drily sentiment of the state of Iowa were still in favor of prohibition and on the question cf the organization of the house would not sustain he opposition. To prove bis assertion he cited the counties of Floyd and Poweshiek, and said if the republicans or the whole people of those counties had matters to do over again no such mistakes would be made as committed in the last campaign. The defeat of the candidates in those localities was due to local fights, not a battle for the triumph cf republican or democratic principles Having looked over the field Mr. McFarland stated that in only one inslLoce if the election were to be held over again would the republi cans net be suuained, while in ten counties the opposition candidates and their action would be repudiated. A SU * BB. low* Republicans Momentarily la tit Minority. Des Moines, Feb. 5—The republicans got a pretty lively scare yesterday morning, and when the gavel fell in the house at 11.15 and an adjournment was declared until 10:30 a. in. to-morrow they were almost as happy as though they had organized the house. The scare grew out of the question of voting for United States senator. A caucus of republican senators was held at 9 a. rn. and the question came up for discussion. The letter from ex-United States Senator Harlan to Senator Woolson, as outlined in these dispatches last night, was read and Senator Woolson stated that he had had an interview with Mr. Harlan since the letter was written, and while he did not change his position upon the question, yet after hearing the details of the present situation, he thought that it would be as well not to vote for United States senator to day. At this point in the proceedings some one suggested that it might be well to look up th8 matter of attendance and see how many republican members were in the city. A count of votes showed that there were twenty republican sena tors and forty-three republican members of the house within call. This made a total of sixty three members or thirteen less than a quorum The democrats had also been doing a little figuring and found that they had twenty-two senators aud forty-five members of the house present, giving them sixty-seven. or a majority of four on joint ballot, and also a majority of two in the house Then the report went out that if the republicans undertook to vote for United States senator the democrats would de clare all pairs off and organize the house. This report caused a commotion and put a stop to all further thoughts of ballot ing for United States senator to day. The republicans were suspicious, how ever, of their opponents when they found them in the majority, and especially as the discussion iu the house over a proposition made by the democrats and refused by the republicans, locking toward breaking the deadlock, was being prolonged, At this juncture Mr. Walden (rep.) shut off debate by calling for the regular order and giving notice that ne would move to adjourn as soon as a few ballots had been taken. This plan was carried out, the democrats being apparently satisfied with the scare they had given the republicans. To-night, however, the absent republicans are being hurried to tne capital, and it is probable that they will not be allowed to get away again. The democrats held a caucus this morning and discussed the probabilities of the republi cans voting for United States senator. They dec ided that the republicans would hardly take that sttp when they found they had not a quorum HON LAFE YO UN GM OPINION. SWEPT BY PODS. BREIT DAHSE DOSE IR OREGON BY HEAVY RAIN AND IELTINB SNOWS. The Beautiful Valley of the Willamette a Sea of Turbid Waters—People Driven from Their Homes— Railroads Washed Away. San Francisco Feb. 5.—A dispatch from J ac KS on Ville, Arizona, says: A phenomenal rainstorm has prevailed in Southern Arizona since last Friday, which, in connection with the melting snows in the mountains, has caused the greatest flood known* since the country was settled. The damage in southern Oregon cannot be estimated as yet for postal communication is so uncertain that only surmises can be made of the ravages of the water. Many small ranches are badly damaged, if not ruined, miles of fencing swept away, Much of the finest soil in the lower valley was washed down to gravel and bed rock, and the spectacle of fields flooded, roads washed out and bridges and cul-berts demolished, is common. The fertile Bear creek region has not escaped the visitation. The heart of the valley has presented the appearance of a turbid sea for days and communication between ite many towns has almost suspended by the swollen foot hill streams Bear creek itself has borne along a great deal of wreckage besides fences, outbuildings and even barns and houses, and has wrought much destruction in undermining and sluicing off the deep alluvium that composes its banks. Many people were obliged to leave their home* for safely. Great damage has been done to the mining interests of the section by the bursting of dams aud reservoirs breaking and the filling of ditches and the loss of flume-boxes and machinery. The Oregon and California railroad track in southern Oregon has been washed away for miles and the road bed seriously damaged along th* whole line There has been no mail from either north or south for several weeks No estimate can be made of the loss to the county in bridges and private property. Hundreds of thousands of dollars will not cover it. at portland. Portland, Ore., Fab. 5.—The Willa mette river at this city is higher than it has been since the great flood of 1861 In this city all merchants aloDgthe water front and for two streets back from the river have been compelled to suspend business and move their stocks to higher places. The water rose so rapidly that many of them were pliable to move their goods oui, ai^Aas a consequence heavy damage will b^be result. Throughout the 'Willamette valley heavy losses are re ported. Many bridges have been washed away and a large amount of grain stored in warehouses along the river is ruined. The wagon bridge across the Willamette river at Balata was swept awa?. The structure was about 1,000 feet long. It coat nearly $75,000. No lest than ten million saw logs have bien swept down the Willamette and Columbia rivers in the last few days Large quantities of sawed lumber and a number cf saw mills on the river aas also been carried away. The situation on the Southern Pacific between here and California remains virtually unchanged. All communication I south uncnangeu. and east of bere has He Tillage Ha Farmer’* Ail!enc* ie Bete* Ueed by the Damecrate. Special to Tub Hawk-Kys. Red Oak, Fob. 5.—Hon. Lafe Y'oung was in town the other day and during a short conversation with the reporter expressed his opinions quite freely on the Iowa affairs, He is firmly of the opinion that the Farmer’s Alliance is oeicg used by the democrats to further their end and repub icans belonging to that organization should thoroughly investigate every move of a political nature com mitring themselves a3 individuals or collectively. He regards open opposition to Allison as coming largely from democratic sources. Brie, said the matter should have -,    -    ^    moi*    neoDle objected to when the paper was pie- JP*rty repre«entiiig 190,000 more people tented, and ti It Iud not bean objected I were rteedf.rt in demmdin< to al thai tim* ii should go on the mc- [have control of this part of t Ord laapartof the proceedings of the Hare. The republicans claim to have the investigating the mayor. ristouU Municipal SoJiiidtl Ur vat* as. Intense Interest, Special to The Hawk-Kye. Creston, Feb 5.—The investigation of Mayor Patterson’s accounts by the ty council commenced thij morning Charges were brought against him ap ropriating moneys for    his    own    use and refusing to pay    to    the    city reasury public money    in    his possession amounting    to    about of 12 OOO. The mayor filed an answer denying each and every charge and will present his side of the case to-morrow Attorney D. W. Highee is conducting the investigation while his honor is de fending himself. Both are able attorneys, the affair has caused intense interest and the council chamber is crowded to suf-location. _ TWO WELL TRAGEDIES. Suffocated by Foul Ga*—Skull Cr aahed Special to Th* Hawk-Eyy. Griswold, la , Feb. 5.—Samuel WTI son, aged nineteen years, was suffocated by foul air or gas in a well near Lewi? yesterday. Wilson was cleaning the well, which was 125 feet deep. Wilson’s parents live at Lewis, Iowa SKULL CRUSHED. Lincoln Giltner was killed while cleaning a well near Griswold to-day. The bucket falling on his head, crushing his skull and killing him instantly. Giltner was a single man aged twenty-five years. His parents live near Albia, Iowa. Iowa Supremo Court. Special to Th* Hawk-Eye. Des Moines, Feb. 5.—Supreme court business: Hall vs. Horton, appellant, from Pottawattamie county, affirmed; State vs. Murphy, appellant, from Patta-wattamie county, affirmed; State va. Boyer, appellant, from Davis county, affirmed: Leavitt <fc Johnson vs. Reynolds. appellant, from Black Hawk county, affirmed; State, appellant, vs. Waterman, from Clayton county, reversed; Steele A Son va. Sioux Valley bank, from Woodbury county, affirmed; Marsh & Co. vs. Chicago, Rock Island and Pa cific Railroad county, appellant, from Appanoose county, affirmed. SCOURGED BY FLAMES. Belleplain* Visited by a Fire, easel ma a Lese of $25,COO Special to Th* Hawk-Eye. Marshalltown, la., Feb. 5,—Fire at Belle Plaine this morning burned the p hee nix opera house, the Belle Plaine bank, Busk Brothers’ hardware store, George A. Alice’s grocery store and Scheible & Turnbull’s bakery. The lose is $25,000 and the insurance $10,000. Nervous debility, poor memory, diffi deuce, sexual weakness, pimples, cured by Dr. Miles’ Nervine. Samples free at J. H Witte** drnr etnr* Freuds Murphy at Corals* Special to THS Hawk* Bys Corning, Iowa, Fe% 5.—The temperance meetings be ng carried on here by Francis Murphy are a success Over four hundred have signed his pledge. It will be hard on the many bootleggers here, but good for the people, Creston sends a delegation of two hundred to help swell the meetings. Use Hibbard’* “Herb Benet'’ fear tee blood eat cfi for five days and no ti ains are a-riving over the Southern Pacific or Union Pacific. It is impossible to estimate the damage at ©resent, but it will probably reach $500,000. The rain has ceased throughout the Willamette valley, but the river at this point is still on the rise. Reports from the south state the river began falling at noon. "fie water is rushing through Front and First streets rapidly and this makes navigation by means of boats dangerous. Many of the sidewalks are floating and several accidents have occurred by pedestrians falling through holes in the sidewalks. The Orgegonian and Telegraph were compelled to move their business offices further back from the river this evening, there being at present several feet of water on the floor. The editorial room?, which are on he second floor, is reached by a boul. The Morrison street bridge is liable to be swept away, and in case this bridge is carried down stream against the steel bridge of the Union Pacific, the latter is almost certain to go. The Associated Press reporter, in order to file dispatches. Portland is in danger from a flood. Tho message which came from Portland ii as follows: “The water is now flooding Firs street and is ankle deep. All traffic in streets is suspended and the only means cf communication is by small boats. The Pa cific Postal Telegraph office floor is covered witn water and tie river still rising. There is no news from the south.”_ Th# Montana Deadlock Bro*en. Helena, Feb. 5.—The deadlock was broken in the senate this morning. A motion was made to consider bills from the republican house. Two democrats demanded the ayes and nays. Seven republicans voted in the affirmative, the democrats not voting. Lieutenant Governor Rickards held a quorum was present because two democrats called for the ayes and nays, and declared the motion carried. The democrats were dumbfounded. The senate is now considering republican house bills. Tne Jury Bribery Cm#. Chicago, Feb. 5.—The proposed motions for a change of venue and for a hearing without a jury in the case of John Graham, the alleged jury ^ r'jr ' ti who has disappeared, were not heard ta the criminal court to-day, Judge Waterman being engaged with another trial. This afternoon Attomy Foster, counsel or Graham, flied motions for a separate trial for his client and for a change of venue and they were put down for future disposition._ Foreign Heme. RELIEF FOR KAMINE SUFFERERS Vienna Feb. 5.—A meeting of the representatives of agricultural societies has been held at Lcmburg to provide relief for the sufferers from the famine, existing in Russia Poland and Galicia caused by the failure of crops. PARNELL WILL RETALIATE Dublin. Feb 5 —The Freeman’s Journal says that at the opening of parliament next week Parnell will demand the appointment of a committee to inquire into the Times Piggott conspiracy. DOCK LABORERS STRIKE London. Feb 5 - The dock laborers at Newport and Monmouth have struck. The shipping business at those places is consequently paralyzed. Miles’ Net se aw* Liver Pine. An important discovery. They act on the liver, stomach and bowels through the nerves. A new principle. ■ They speedily cure biliousness, bad taste, torpid liver, piles and constipation. Splendid for men, women and children. Smallest, mildest, aureal. 30 doses for 25 cents. Samples freest J. H Witte's drug store. William E. Kelley’* Sassessor. Philadelphia, Feb. 5.-—The republican convention of the fourth congressional district to day nominated State Senator John E Heyburn for the recane? in congress caused by the death of William E Kelley. The election will be held on the 18th inst. The district is strongly republican. Missouri Slat* Prohibition!*!* Sedalia, Mo , Fob. 5.—At the convention of the state prohibition party yesterday the committee on organization reported, recommending that the state be thoroughly organized by counties. About one hundred delegates from the republican, democratic, prohibition and farmers and labor union parties were present. _____________ Oppossd lo Legalized Lotteries Bt Paul, Minn , Feb. 5.—The bill introduced in the North Dakota house yes* terday to legalize a lottery to relieve the financial distress of the new state is meeting with a storm of indignation im all the large towns. Dispatches from Jamestown, Grand Forks, Devil’s Lake been ana Fargo indicate that the sentiment - — against it is practically unanimous. s compelled to wade through water three feet deep A TOWN BURIED. Terr’bl* A v*tench* or Snow Im Idaho. Spokane Falls, Walk., Feb. 5—The town of Burke, Idaho, in Coeur d’ Alone mining district, has been nearly destroyed by disastrous avalanches of snow Half tho business houses are in ruins. The disasters occurred yesterday afternoon and this morning. With scarcely a moment’s warning a tremendous mass of snow and rockB swept upon the town. Five men were buried be neath the snow. T^o were rescued, but the others are dead and their bodies have not been recovered CHARGED WITH BIGAMY. AB lows Citizen Who Developed rn. Fondu#** tor Murry leg. Emmettsburg, Feb, 5.—Nathan 3 Miller, formerly of Cherokee, has been bound o ver to the grand jurv on the charge of aduitry and bigamy At Cherokee he deserted his wife and little girl, eloping with Migs Helen Chase Miller came here in May last and took charge of a photograph gallery. In Oc tober he went to Sioux City, and returning brought with him a lady whom he claimed he had married. Some of the citizens having a knowledge of former facts, notified wife No. I of his doings and- she came here rn company with a lawyer and caused the arrest of husband and wife No. 2. His preliminary defense was that he had obtained a divorce from his first wife while in Colorado and had legally married wife No. 2. Much in terest is manifested in the matter. A spring medicine is needed by every one. Winter food, largely consisting of gait meat and animal fats, causes the liver to become disordered and the blood impure, hence the necessity of a cleansing medicine. The beet is Ayer’s Sarsa pariila_____ Vo Further Trouble Autletpute* Marquette, Mich., F*b. 5.—About half of the strikers at the Volunteer mine were paid to day and at once went to their homes. This leaves but half of the original number out, and no further trouble is anticipated from them. When a child, by any unusal symptoms, shows that it is suffering great pain, use Dr. Bull's Baby 8yrup. It wili soothe the little sufferer. The simplest means are generally the safest and surest. Hence the great demand for Laxador, for liver disease, dya pepaia, headache, etc. Price 25c. Peruses. Orges, Fiesdod. Chicago, Feb. 5 —For several days past the city of Portland and other points in Oregon have been practically mt of ’ from telegraphic communication. From a telegram received this afternoon at Montreal by C. B. Hosmer, of the Cana di*n Pacific and forwarded by him to the Associated Press, it would seem that Castle Garden to be Abaadoati. New York, Feb 5 —Collector E. R. Hart, this morning, received a communication from the secretary of the treasury, in which it was stated that Governor’s eland had been decided upon as Ute landing depot for immigrants and Castle Garden will now be abandoned. Injured br Bxpiodte* Gal. Pittsburg, Feb. 5 —Last night an explosion of natural gas occurred in the Duquene steel works. Frank Bolton, the night superintendent and a laborer whoso name is unknown, were probably fatally injured and several others were badly burned A Hundred Chinese Drew Bed. San Francisco, Feb. 5—The details of a fatal water spout near Nanking, Clima, last month, which caused the OSS of over a hundred lives, were brought by a China steamer which arrived last night New Yora’e Albany, Feb. sembly to-day the put upon its final Fair Biti FI*hS. > —Ic the senate world’s fair bill paso age ss amended, but f illed to secure the needed number f votes and it was declared lost. The motion lo reconsider was tabled. Death’s Harvest, Eldora. lo.. Feb 5 —Mrs. D. Lindsey, an aged resident of Hardin county, died here Monday nivht Dubuque, lo., Feb. 5 — George D, Wood, the oldest merchant in the city, died yesterday of the grip. He commenced business here iff 1853. Washington. Feb. 5.—Rear Admin! Quickenbofs, United States navy, .(retired), died last night at his residence near here, aged sixty-seven. ’ Atchison, Ka®., Feb. 5.—Adam Brennan Dooiphin, on* of moat prominent citizens of Kansas, died to-day. the oldest and of this section On Trial for Murder Special to Tb* H/ w*-Bn. Centreville, Feb 5. — The much talked of murder case against Dr. Murdy, of Moulton, was reached for trial and a jury selected this afternoon. About one hundred witnes-ea have been s* mmoned and every inch of ground will be hotly contested. Never defer until to morrow should be attended to to-day. A cough should’nt be neglected when what slight n Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup will cure it. The readers of our publication are requested to use Salvation Oil for any mid ad pains. It is a sure cure and costs only 25 cents._ Mars! Graa Carnival av New Or lease, La , Feb. 18, 1890. For the above occasion the Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern railway will sell round trip tickets to New Orleans. Louisiana, and return at very low rates. Tickets will be on sale from February 12 to 16 inc1u,iv*». and will be good to return on cr before March 8 1890 For rates, time of trains and other information call or or address any agent of the company or the undersigned. cl. E HANNEGAN, General Ticket and Passenger Agent, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A Lew Electric Licht Company. Speelai to Ihi Hawk-Eye.    • Creston, Feb. 5 — Arrangements were made to day by yrominent citizens to organize a local electric light company with a capital of $25,000. Three Mea Drowse*. Marine City, Mick , Feb. 5.—James Buri, Fred Young and Frank Chapman, all residents of Sombre, Ontario, were drowned by the capsizing of their boat while returning home last night. Several persons were bitten by a mad dog at Huntington, Indiana, Tuesday. Hoffman’s Harmless ders brace the nerve* effect Headache Pow-witb no after ill ;