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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - February 7, 1890, Burlington, Iowa THE BURLINGTON HAWKEYE. Established: June, 1839.]BURLINGTON, IOWA, FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 7, 1890. [Price: 15 Cents per Whee. bill cornule us coNsiBocnoN PASSES IHE SENATE. Other Senatorial Legislation—Some Work Done in the House—The Ballot-Box Forgery Intestigation— General Washington News. Washington, Feb. 6.-Allison the senate bill alter the act of August izmg the construction -On motion of to amend and 6, 1888 author-of a railroad, wagon aud foot p?.s8enger bridge across the Mississippi river at Burlington, Iowa, was taken from the calendar and passed. It extends for two years from the passage of this act the time for beginning and finishing the bridge and makes other changes in the original bill. A bill authorizing the construction of a bridge acrcsi the Detroit river at De troit was reported back adversely from the o /ramittee on commerce. M^. Harris moved an adjournment from lo-day until Monday; agreed to. Tho senate then took up the bill to provide a temporary government for Oklahoma, and the clerk continued the reading of the bdl which had been begun yesterday. At two o'clock the Oklahoma bill went over and Blair took the flier to continue his speech on the educational bill. ^Biair, however, yielded to Spooner, en whose motion the house joint resolution appropriating 875,000 for the relief of certain Chippewa Indian at La Pint.G agency, in Wisconsin was taken up and passed The educational bill was then taken up and Blair resumed his speech in its advocacy. After speaking for two hours Blair yielded the floor, intending to conch d:; his speech Monday. A conference report on the senate joint resolution for tho removal of obstructions to navigation in the Missouri river was presented and agreed to. The house amendment, reducing the amount from 8250,000 to $75 OOO and inserting a provision for $75,000 for improvements at the mouth of the Columbia river, was adopted. After an executive session, the senate adjourned._ THIS HOU8K 8ooi« UMI® WortL Do ne la Spit* of Bimocrattiio Tactic*. Washington, Feb. 0.—After the usual tactics of tho democrats the journal of yesterday was approved. Mr. Cannon, of Illinois, reported the Dew code of rules and it was ordered printed and recommitted. The senate dirent tax bill was laid before the house and referred to the committee on judiciary. The committee on invalid pensione this afternoon reported back the senate disability pension bill with a substitute making the rate of total disability 172 per month and partial 850 per month. The bul as amended was passed. A bill for the relief of the survivors of the Samoan disaster was also passed. Mr. Tarsney. of Missouri, offered a resolution reciting that it is charged many hundreds of individuals have entered Oklahoma in violation of the act of congress and the proclamation of the president and directing the speaker to appoint a select committee to investigate the matter. Referred. Tho following bills were introduced aud referred: I By Williams, of Illinois, directing the secretary of the treasury to purchase at the market price $4 000,000 worth of silver bullion per month, and havo it coined as f ist as purchased into standard silver dollars, By Hayes of Iowa—For the erection of a public building at Muscatine, Iowa. By Stone —I o place binder twine, made from sisal grass or manila, on the free list. By Dorsey—Authorizing the issue of 8800,000 OOO of fifty year two per cent United Hiatus bonds, to be used exclusively for the purpose of securing the circulation cf National Bank associations. Mr. Hayes, from the committee on ac counts, reported a bill providing clerks for numbers and delegates; ordered printed and recommitted Mr Perkins reported, from tho committee en Indian affairs, a bil: (which the house passed after a short discussion) ex tending to two years the time within which the Kansas City and Pacific Railroad company may construct a line through the Indian territory. Tne house then adjourned. SM OF Ti DEADLOCK TH HARLOT BOX FRAUD. Reporters -The Advantages ot Pairing—A Proposition for Compromise-State News# cus to suppose that Governor Foraker thought there was anything fraudulent aHnut it. There was a cloud of witnesses aud lawyers who drew up the contract. Witness wondered now that they did not come down and deny it the day after the I ALL THE MEMBERS, IRRESPECTIVE OF PAE-publication. Lndoubtedly Wood put!    av TTTlflnTBn nnT> » nnn,» Senator Sherman’s name on it to make it |    TY, WISHING FOR A BREAR, impossible for Foraker to use the paper. After the publication witness was staggered to see Senator Sheiman’s declara-1 Strange Signs-A Flurry Among the tion that the paper was a lie, but he assumed that Sherman was extremely unlikely to have signed the paper, knowing what it was. Thirty years ago Sherman lost the speakership by signing in that way the “compen dium of the helper” book Mr. Halstead placed at the disposal of the committee his private letters to Governor Foraker and said some of them were conclusive that Doth himself and Foraker were convinced rif the soundness of the paper, Mr. Cogswell asked why the witness did not verify the character of the paptr by Sherman and Butterwort!!, He replied Butterworth was not in the country or had just returned, and Sherman was in Washington. He recalled the saying that you could get a member of congress to sign a petition to gel himself hanged. It was not very pleasant to put a finger on a sore spot like that, it was not his particular part to go scratching at it just then. The publication was forced by circumstances beyond his control so he did not consult the signers. He admitted they could not. draw Campbell out aa they tried to do. ‘‘The fact is,” said he, “he turned out a more difficult person than we thought ” Mr. Turner—“Then if you had succeeded in getting Campbell into a corner, you would stand at the head of the cannon and touch it off?” Mr. Halstead—‘No, sir; I did not intend to stand at the head of the cannon—but I got there” [Great laughter ] Continuing, Halstead said there was supposed to be a feeling between Senator Sherman and Governor Foraker, growing out of the events at the Chicago convention. Ohio contained more than her share of distinguished men, and there was necessarily friction where they are so crowded The delicate relations existing between Sherman and Foraker made it highly inexpedient to allow a paper to get out through Foraker s agency that would have reflected on the senator. It would have been fatal to the party. Witness had not relieved on Wood's word regarding tho paper but was guided by the internal evidence of the paper—a document far beyond Wood’s ability to produce. He believed from the beginning that Foraker had been fooled as he had himself. Witness never contemplated rivalry for the senatorship between himself, McKinley and Butterworth He had known of great calamities befalling public men and believed if these men had signed that paper th. y should be struck. The committee then adjourned. gjbnekal. washington news Ult J a bn Sherman and Mural Hal*t«ad on the Stand. Washington, Feb. 6.—The house committee on the ballot box forgery this morning called Benator John Sherman as its first witness He was shown exhibit “A” nnd declared that he had never signed it. Ile saw it first when it was sent to him in November by Halstead. Tho signature was a copy of his rubber franking stamp and not an imitation of his signature. Witness neve’* heard or knew of the ballot, box contract and never heard of the Campbell bill before Governor Foraker’a Music Hall speech Bellamy Stortr, a lawyer of Cincin-1 natl, was then put on the stand. His testimony was unimportant and when he stepF«'J down Halstead, of the Cincinnati C nnmercial Gazette, took the stand. Mi Halstead was examined at great length. He returned from abroad in August. He talked over campaign mat-tern with Foraker, and they discussed what should be put into tho campaign against Campbell One matter was his (Campbell’s) vote for special cars for colored people (Jim Crow cars). Another was ihe brewery trust. The governor said he had information of Campbell’s connection with the Hall-Wood ballot box; that there was a contract he expected to get which would be an important feature of the campaign. Wood had promised to furnish it. Witness did not know Wood. On September 14. on a train at Springfield, the governor told Halstead that he had the paper, that it had come out of John McLean's safe. Foraker said the paper had shocked him. It was more than he wanted, that the names on it the witness would not print, and he (Foraker) could do nothing with it He showed the papers to witness. The bill appeared to be mandatory that seventy thousand patent ballot boxes should be purchased at 825 each. Witness did not see any room.for questioning the genuiness of the papers. He told Foraker that it was necessary to use the paper or part of it and that he felt so ex asperated at the idea of Sherman Butterworth and McKenley going in with John McLean in such a matter that he felt tempted to explode it under them. It was something more than policy, a1 most a public duty. But Campbell was the only one before the people as a can didate for public office, and therefore it might be proper to use only his name. Another reason for cutting off all the names but Campbell’s was that Sunset Cox, whose name was among the forgeries. had just died, and the witness felt convinced of the genuineness of the Signatures. Halstead's theory of the forgery was, it was never intended or expected to harm anybody. The motion originally was Wood’s extreme anxiety to get the amoke inspectorship. It was preposter Woll Attended Mcatlsg of American! Stripper*’ Ie*mt Washington, Feb. 8 —There was a good attendance at the meeting of the American Shipping League this morning. The report of the committee on resolutions was adopted. The “Farquaher bill” to promote American shipping by governmental    aid    was    en dorsed. Additional resolutions urge congress to make immediate provision for seaboard and lake defenses; hail with gratification the acts of congress for rebuilding the American navy; recommended ad<quale provision for the improvement of harbors and rivers of the whole country concurrently with the restoration and development    of our    ocean    commerce; that all    sections    and    states of    the republic    shall participate;    that    the U ailed States mails ought to be carried in American ships under our own flags as s ^on as practicable consistently with certainty and celerity of the service, and that the government should pay a just compensation for this service, regardless of the price at which other nations are willing to provide a similar service. ANNIVERSARY OF THE FRENCH TREATY. To day being the one hundred and twelfth anniversary of the signing of the treaty which resulted in France extending aid to the United States in its fight for independence, William O. McDowell, national vice president of the society of Sons of the American Revolution, called upon tho French minister and in the name of the congratulated him upon the return of this anniversary. The minister said he valued highly the affectionate regard which the people of the United States had for France and thanked the society tor the work in perpetuating the good feeling between the two countries. PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATIONS. The president to-day sent the follow ing nominations to the senate:    Paris Kilbourne, to be surveyor of customs at San Francisco; Alonson W. Beard, col lector of customs for the district of Bos ton and Charleston, Massachusetts. Post masters: Iowa—Omar II Brooks, Eagle Grove; William H Birdsall, New Hamp ton. Supervisor of Customs: Iilinois-Etnil Schmidt, seventh district; Norman H Moss, eighth district. Iowa—John W. Rowley, first district CONFIRMATIONS. Blauch K Bruce, recorder of deeds for the District of Columbia; Elihu Cole man, United States attorney for the eastern district of Wisconsin CAUSE OF THS FIRE. The fire marshal to day submitted to Chief Parris a report on the fire at Sec retary Tracy’s house. It is his opinion that the fire originated from the ex plosion of a coal-oil lamp in one of the bay windows. THE CORONER’S VERDICT The coroner's inquest in the Tracy fire is closed and the jury’s verdict is: “Josephine Morel came to her death by the burning of the Tracy residence, the cause of the fire being unknown, and the loss of life at the fire is largely due to its exceptionally rapid spread.” THE NEW CODE OF RULES. The house committee on rules in ses sion this morning amended the cod* to correspond to the action of the republi can caucus yesterday afternoon. One of these amendments, which was overlooked in the abstract sent cut last night, is of importance as it strikes out of the new code the authority conferred upon the committees reporting general appropriation bills to present new legislation upon appropriation bills. It is learned this action was directed by the republican caucus yesterday only af^er a bitter fight, in which Cannon and McKinley were finally overcome by the opposition, under the lead of Payson. As amended, the rule is in the exact shape of the corresponding rule in the preceding house. notes. The senate committee on commerce to day unanimously voted to report absolutely McMillan’s bill authorizing the construction of a bridge across the river at Detroit Senator Reagan made an argument in favor of a scheme to spend six million dollars in making a deep water harbor at Galveston. A subcommittee was appointed to draft a bill and report to the full committee It the executive session of the senate to-day the motions made by Edmunds in reference to the Samoan treaty were ta bled, whereupon Edmunds stated he desired to be excused from further service on the foreign relations committee. proved Stock Breeders’ association was presented by Vale and then the senate aA j Durned.__ GOV. BOIE8’ JLS AU GU K ATIOSf. Tbs Hawk-Eye Bur* ac, i Capitol Building, > Dis Moinzg, la., Feo. 6.) It was generally expected that after the flurry cf yesterday the conference committees of the two parties would get together and formulate an agreement for a compromise. Nothing has been done in that direction, however. The respec live committees are awaiting caucus orders, and before long will get at the work in hand. Ail the members, irrespective of party, are tired of the dead lock and are anxious that something may be done to set them really at work. A stranger, on entering the senate chamber, is apt to be a little alarmed at the large yellow cards hung at the sides of the secretary’s desk and the president’s chair. The first thought suggested is diphtheria, and surmises are made as to why the state doesn’t provide some means of ridding the senate chamber of danger from this dread disease. But a closer inspection reveals that the cards are perfectly harmless They are merely notices that the general public shall observe that the secretary is in charge of that part of the house and anyone desiring anything therefrom must go to the proper source of information for what is desired. A little flurry was created in the reporters’ gallery in the senate by the passage of the resolution granting them stationery to the amount of 81 per wees. It is a well-known fact that there are more repo Hers around than there are seats aud a number who have not seats are laboring under the delusion that they must have a place assigned them in order to draw stationery. As a consequence the outs of that opinion wanted a reassignment yesterday and made things lively for a little while after the adjournment of the senate No change will be made, however, and we will be found as before at seat 52 The advantages of the pairing agreement which was talked of so plainly yes terday cannot be overestimated by the members of either party. It is not ai all likely that Mr. Holbrook in his first speech really meant that the agreement in this regard should be set aside, and his subsequent explanation of his position in this regard was very much in favor of continuing the arranzement until ail hope of a compromise had been dissipated. The agreement originally covered only cases of sickness of members or their families, but it has since, not by express agreement, but by custom, been extended to covered almost every case of absence. Yesterday, for instance, Mr. Holbrook was not there on time, he had made no pair on going home to dinner, but the committee looked .after the matter and he was put on the list with a re publican member. Undoubtedly there have been numerous cases similar to this one where a pair really was not justified, yet they have been made, and in advantage taken of accidents. It is safe to say that neither party has any great desire to go back on an agreement which has so much good in it as this pairing arrangement, and so long as the majorities of the house favors keeping it up ihere will be no action taken toward rescinding it. The pioneer lawmakers drop in every once in a while to see how things are going on among the legislators of modern times. They don’t like to see so much standing still, and say that when they have their meeting here the latter part of the month they will have something to say about the methods of work which may start the wheels of the twenty-third general assembly, and if they are started the motion will be accelerated by the impulse given. On account of the fact that a number of the reporters had no seats, the custodian of the capitol building was requested to furnish temporary desks for such. Soon after the session of the morning opened, Representative Brown, of Ringgold, introduced a resolution to the effect that a committee of one from each side be appointed to ascertain what members of the house would be willing to open the sessions with prayer without compensation, prepare a roll of such members and have the same placed in the hands of the speaker, who shall call upon the members in such order as he sees fit. The amendment was made that the reporters be included in the invii a-tion, but the amendment was lost by a vote of 84 to 36. The resolution was lost by a vote of 43 to 48. After this diversion the roll call on permanent speaker began again with the seventy-first. It resulted in a tie, as all the rest, the vote standing Hamilton 42, Wilson 42. Only one more ballot was taken and then the house adjourned until 2:80 to-morrow afternoon. In the meantime the conference committees of the two parties will get to work and try to formulate a compromise. The proposition for compromise which is now under consideration in the conference committees is based as that of 1874. The provisions of that were as follows: 1. The republicans to have the per ma nent speaker. 2. The opposition to have all the other offices. 3. The republicans to have the chairman of all the standing committees, with the membership equally divided. 4. The opposition to have the chairmen and a majority of members of the investigating committees. In 1874 the great question of the legislature was in regard to republican mis management, and the investigation committees were of great importance. As there is nothing of importance to investigate this time the committee on representative districts will be the bone of contention and the democrats will work for that very strongly. During the day and evening the committees having the matter in charge were expected to be at work, and the sessions of the caucuses in the morning will have considerable weight in determing the time when the deadlock will break and the compromise be adopted. All the members say it can not come too soon. Democrat* Claim It Will Taka Place Next monday. Des Moines, Feb. 6 —Prominent democrats c.aim that Governor Boies will be inaugurated Thursday of next week, and gay the deadlock will be broken before the end of this week. There is no linger so much talk on cither side about hanging out all summer and the expressions of a desire for a compromise have come quite frequently from both sides during the last few days. There have been factions in the caucuses of both parties that have advised this for some time, but other factions have opposed it. The latter factions have now concluded that the deadlock has lasted long enough to convince the state that both parties are in earnest, and the hint dropped by Mr. Holbrook to-day in regard to declaring all pairs off and going in for a fight to the death has convinced many that the fight hap better be averted, even if a compromise was necessary. So it seems that a break in the deadlock may ress nably be expected in a few days and it is believed that the republicans will obtain the speakership. This plan may all be spoiled, however, by a disagreement. over some minor detail, but such a result is hardly probable. In regard to the committee on the suppression of intemperance the democrats will not object seriously to the republicans having control of it, as they do not apprehend that any important legislation upon that subject will come up this session. Consequently they will probably concede almost anything in the line of committees except thai on apportionment. It seems quite probable that some such compromise as this will be agreed upon, and that, too, in a few days. ELOPE Ll WITH A. BLACKSMITH. John Beattie and Mr* La Foutaln Arrested at Hock Island. Special to The Hawx-Eti. Davenport, Feb. 6.—Among the passengers iii the chair car of the Rock Island train from Kansas City this mom-ng were John Beattie and Mrs. H La Fountain, bound for Alienford, Ontario. An officer arrested them and they were lodged in the lockup upon information furnished by the telegram of the injured husband. Mrs La Fountain is a good looking woman of wenty-four. Her husband is quite a number of years her s. nior. She is the mother of two children aged respectively four and two years, who she left *o the care of her husband. La Fountain is a blacksmith, and Beattie was employed by him and boarded at his home. The woman says Der husband was given to drink and was often unkind to her. She poured her troubles into Beattie s ear and a violent affection for each other soon sprang up between them. Beattie is unconcerned except for Mrs La Fountain’s welfare, while she is equally solicitous for his happiness. Her husband is expected here to reclaim her. CHES ION’S SCANDAL. Mayor Patterson Found to b® Short In HI* Account*. Special to The Hawk-Kyb. Creston, To , Fob. 6.—The city coun nil to day concluded his investigation of Mayor Patterson’s books and accounts finding nine hundred and ninety dollars and nineteen cents of the city’s money due from the mayor. An examination of the books cf the State Savings bank showed four hundred aud five dollars to the mayors credit, four hundred being deposited since the opening of the investigations, In the investigation to day the mayor denounced Alderman Vickers as a contamptable d nod old whelp, the aldern! rn addressed started for the mayor with blood in his eye. But a • policeman happened to be in the way, The mayor in his defense explained some irregularities as oversights, and having slipped his mind. A resolution was passed just before adjournment demanding that the nine hundred and ninety-one dollars and nineteen cents be turned over by the mayor to the treas urer. If this is not done, legal proceedings will be commenced. Public interest in the affair increases daily. STRIVING FOH PRIZES Polk cornily, affirmed; State vs Ray. ap- ? pedant, from Page county, affirmed Erickson yg. Smith, appellant, from Cerro Gordo county, reversed; Lee, ap-1 pedant, vs. Agricultural Insurance com-j paiiy, from Hamilton county, affirmed; State, appellant, vs Be&key, from Muscatine county, affirmed; Story vs. Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul railroad, from Clinton county, affirmed; Lindsay vs. Western Mutval Aid Society, appellant, from Polk county, a&rmed; Mickle/ vs Tomlinson, appellant, from Plymouth county, reversed. XU* RSutriai Horn® tor tx® Bind, Special to Tm Hawk-Bye. Des Moines, Feb .6 —The petition offered by Benator Gabble this afternoon to allow the commission appointed to investigate the industrial home for the blind to exhibit articles of manufacture by such persons, .received prompt recog-aization and a room was readily granted for the purpose asked. The commission has worked up an interest in the matter, and it is certain that something important will be done in the matter this session. Articles will at once be brought here, and when the members once see the object they will all more readily work for the passage of the bill low* Boaortd, Special to Tu Hawk-Eye. Des Moines, Feb. 6 —C. Wellman Parke, United States superintendent of the Paris exposition, has notified Hon. Henry 8abin, superintendent of public instruction, that he has been awarded the gold medal on the exhibit he had at that exhibition. The exhibit consisted of a full file of scho:l reports of Iowa together with the laws, circulars and documents, giving a fair exhibit of the manner cf government pertaining to the state department of public instruction. low* Brief, aud xii# A»®oel*Uott. Des Moines, Feb. 6 —The Iowa Brick and Tile association has been in annual session here, T. E Haines, of Altoona, presiding. An interesting meeting has been experienced, with a fair attendance of manufacturers. The association closed its session tonight. All troubles over the expenses of the secretary’s office were settled and the present secretary, D M. Thomas, was elected president. Sa%t* ¥• Off! cis.;* Ft. Madison. Special to Tn» Hawk-Sts. Ft Madison, Feb. 6.—A special Santa Fe train carrying General Superintendent O. O Wheeler, General Roadm^ster A; E. Taylor and General Foreman of Bridges and Buildings W. H. Harrison, arrived here this afternoon and a general inspection of shops, yards aud buildings was made. They left for the west tonight. _ British Gold at Dsbnqae. Special to The Hawk-Eye, Dubuque, Fab. 6 —An English syndicate has secured an option on four Dubuque breweries for 1300.000 and will make the purchase if the prohibitory law is modified. They will be run to compete with Milwaukee and St. Louis brewing companies._ Freight cm*** to he Moved. Special to The Hawk Bys. Keokuk, Iowa, Feb. 6 —On Saturday the 8t. Louis, Keokuk and Northwestern freight shops will be removed to St. Louis. The passenger department was moved to that city some months ago. The auditing department will remain in Keokuk. Killed hr « Fall. Waterloo. Iowa, Fab, 6 —The scaf folding around the new steel stand pipe being erected here broke to-day. Jack Ling and Wdber Bardeen were precipitated to the ground, eighty five feet Long was instantly killed and Bardeen is terribly injured._ UcKttlmou* for @ulJtv*n. Special to The Kawk-Eyx. Flagler, la , Feb. 6 —The miners of this place held a large mass meeting on Tuesday evening and gave their unanimous vote for J. J. Sullivan as their representative at Des Moines during the term of the twenty-third general assembly. _ A Fat*! Jimp. Spacial to The Hawk-Et*. Corning, Feb. 6,—This morning Arthur Pugsley jumped from a fast train here and was very seriously injured, so much so that he cannot recover, he lives at Carbon and was on his way home. THE FLOODED REGION. PQRTLAHD, 01E60H, STILL WAIST DEEP IK WATES. Immense Damage to Railroad and Telegraph Lines—All Trains Blocked and Mails Delayed—News from the Northern Pacific Road. epidemic of which there is any record. From toe week end n>: December 28 ic February I 1,208 drains in Chicago may be attributed to this malady. The per cent cf increase in the death rate in that city being I 12 since the appearance of the disease manifested itself. A close estimate of the mortality in the northern states from influenza so far given in ten thousand deaths. Aa Oratorio*! Con test at Mf. Pleasant Correspondence of The Hawk-Eye. Mt Pleasant, Feb. 5 — Tae oratorical contest in the Iowa Wesleyan University for a place on the state program, took place last evening. The performers were as follows: “The Limits of Life,” W. R. Jeffrey. Jr ; “Mystery an Inspiration,” C. F. Weir; “The Philosophy of Progress,” C. 8 Rogers; “The Maid of Or Ie in 8,” H H Carter; “The New Philosophy.” F. E. Davidson; “The Destiny of the American Republic,” W. F Kopp The judges on thought and composition were, Hon. W. 8 Withrow, Rev, D S. Tappan and Rev, H E Wing. The committee on delivery consisted of Dr. A. W McClure, Mrs A. C. Woolson and Judge T Q Newman. At the close of the evening’s program the first honors were awarded to C. F. Rogers, who hails from Boston, Massachusetts; the second honors to W. F. Kopp, who is from Dodgeville, Des Moines county: and the third place to F. E Davidson, of Batavia. It is but just to say that there was only a difference of one-twelfth in the marking for Mr. Rogers and Mr. Kopp. All cf the speakers showed conscientious preparation and much merit. The state oratorical contest will be held here on the 27 th of this month. Our young people are busy preparing for that event._ IN HARD LUCK. Firs*. Special to Th« Hawk-Eyk. Waterloo, la., Feb. 6.—L, L. Brooks’ store and stock of general merchandise were burned at Hudson this morning. The total loss is $6 OOO or $7,000, partially insured. Glenns Falls, N. Y., Feb. 6.—Mansion hotel burned early this morning. Stephen Cole, a French doctor, was badly burned. A number of guests had very narrow escapes from being burned to death. Obituary. Chicago, Feb. 6.—Prof. Oscar Howes, for many years past professor of modern language in the University of Chicago, died here to-day. Louisville Feb. 6 —A letter received here announces the death in Madrid, Spain, in December, of Countess Fanny Keats Llano, a sister of the poet, John Keats. She was eighty-five years old. Ba®*! In* Arni** Sa iv*. The best salve in the world for cuts, bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, fever sores, tetter, chapped hands, chilblains corns and all skin eruptions, and positively cures piles, or no pay required. It is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction or money refunded. Price 25 centi per box. For lade at TLvnn/’* dune *tore Portland. Ore., Feb. 6.—The water is now believed to be at a standstill and no further damage to merchants in the city is anticipated. The railway bridges are still in danger, as there is a very strong current. The loss to the valley is enormous. Telegraphic communication with the east is completely cut off except by way of Van Couver up to the Canadian Pacific telegraph system The isolation of Portland from the east during the past three days was caused by landslides along the Columbia river, obstructing the track and des*Toying ike poles and wires of the Oregon Railway and Navigation company’s line. Heavy snows on the Cascades division of the N irthem Pacific prevented communication by that route. The Southern Pacific lines to Ban Francisco have been blocked for three weeks. These obstructions closed every line of communication with the east, except the Canadian Pacific. No trains run out of here except to Tacoma, the only other travel being by Columbia river boats. WAIST DEEP Portland, Ore., Feb. 6 —The water is apparently at a standstill this afternoon, but is still up to the waist in front of the Pacific Postal Telegraph office. A BELATED TRAIN ARRIVES- Tacoma, Wash., Feb. 6 —The Northern Pacific train due Sunday last •arrived here Tuesday night. Trains have been delayed by drifting snows in the Cascades which, began thawing yesterday. DISMANTLED TELEGRAPH LINES Chicago, Feb. 6—Advices via the Western Union Telegraph company from the far northwest indicate little improvement in the telegraphic situation there After the wires had been broken down by snow slides on the regular route to Portland, the company managed to get > wire tnroueh Tacoma over the Cicada division of the Northern Pacific railroad, and thence down to Portland. This held up only a short time, and reports thi? morning are to the effect that a heavy wind storm on the Cascade division blew down many large pine trees, breaking the wires and disorganizing the service. The flood in the Wilmette rive’ at Portland also carried away the cable of the company which was laid across it, making the break in connection more se-ions. THE NORTHERN PACIFIC ALL RIGHT. Chicago, Fob. 6.—General Manager Mellen, of the Northern Pacific railroad, telegraphs to the Associated Press from Tacoma, Washington, that the report thai the Northern Pacific is in trouble is absolutely untrue. Tne road including all its branches is open and all trains are moving. _ Shipwrecked Siimto.. Boston. Feb. 6 —The British steamer Thanemore, which arrived yesterday after a tempestuous voyage of eighteen days, from London, brought ?even shipwrecked seamen, just naif the number who sailed from New York January 6 on board the Norwegian snip Josephine for Danzig. Tho others were io*t The Josedhine s cargo consisted of fifty-four thousand barrels of petroleum Horrible Fad of a i leiiUitlBg. Scranton, Pa , Fob 5 —The Poiand-|ers of Marsh wood, a mining village on the Message moun'ains, five milos north-| east of this city, observed the christ; n ing of a three-weeks-old child of Andro Feritzo last night. In a drunken ca I rou8al that followed a cost oil lamp was overturned whirh resulted in the burn ing of ten double dwelling houses be ; longing to the Moosic Mountain Mining company, the burning to death of Mike Sevitz, a Polander, and the wife of Joe i StrasBO. _ A Contam*. Columbus, O , Feb. 6 —A Panhandle train c Alidad this afternoon with another passenger one hundred and fifteen mil s east of Columbus. Engineer Martin and Fireman Turner were in j ared, but cot seriously The passengers were greatly excited, but none were injured. Fnight Train* Wmiicd St Thomas, Oat., F^b. 6—Two freight trains collided at Yarmouth Centre, four miles eagt of this place last night wreck ing aoout thirty cars. Engineer John Cook, of the west bound train was killed and a number of train men seriously injured.    _ A OSE HUMID AHD TWEHTY USERS ULLO AT ABEmCEAH, ENGLAND. RAILROAD 2d AT rEBS Pr**Id*nt Cab!® Denies r0«S island SS toe* I* Betag Di pressed Chicago, Feb. 6.-President Cable cf the Rock Island was questioned in re gard to the story in the morning paper, which declared the stock of that road was being depressed by the order of its officers so a? to let the projectors of the elevated road, which is to be used for the suburban passenger traffic of Rock Island get into the city at low figures He said it was not true, as alleged, thai the officers of toe road were engaged in manipulating its stock, and it was also untrue that an elevated road above its tracks was in contemplation. REDUCED CORN RATES SECURED Chicago. Feb. 6.—Tne commissioners of transportation of Nebraska held another meeting with the managers of the Nebraska railroad lines this morning, with a view to securing a reduction in rates on corn. They arrived at an agree merit this afternoon It stipulates a re-d'uction of ten per cent shall be made by the railroads from all points west of the Missouri river to Chicago, making a minimum rate of twenty cents and a maximum of twenty-five cents per hundred pounds. The railroad people agreed that the reduction of rat es on a falling market and in the presence of the visible supply largely in excess of immediate demands would stimulate the movement of corn and further depress the price in this mar ket. They thought such action would be in opposition to the true interests of the Nebraska farmers, but with the un derstandicg that I he carriers were not to be held responsible for the results they acceded to the demands. The new tariffs will become operative February 15 IOWA CENTRAL Mason City. la., Feb 6— Some unusual developments will occur shortly in the running of the Iowa Centra! railway. Tho Stickney interests in the road seem ti be forced to the wall It is rumored to-night that the Chicago, Milwaukee and Bt. Paul had got control, but a prominent c fficial was interviewed and would say nothing further than that the two roads were entering into an agreement which would result mutually beneficial but that each road would remain separate and distinct. Further devolepments are anxiously awaited Special to Th* Hawk-Bys Marshalltown, Feb. 6 —The extern sive shops of the Central Iowa road are closed entirely. No work is being done in any of the departments It is likely, however, that they will reopen partially next Monday, but in the meantime a large number of men are out of work. The cause is lack of work to run them KEOKUK AND WESTERN Keokuk Feb. 6 —At the annual meeting of the stockholders cf the Keokuk and Western railway, held here yesterday. the fellowing directors were elected: T. Dewitt Cuyler, Philadelphia; G. H Can dee. Benjamin 8trong, John Paton, W H Gebhard aud A. W Shies. New York ; F T Hughes and John N Irwin, Keokuk; F M Drake, Centerville. AN ILLINOIS CENTRAL SCHEME. Special ic Th* H- wr-Ktk. Waterloo. Fob 6 —It is rumored •hat the Illinois Central will before spring come into possession of the Diagonal road from Oelwein to Kansas City. Bach purchase would give the former a good line of road to operate through Iowa to Chicago. The confirmation of the rumor is awaited here with interest. Many Others Severely Injured— Bismarck and the Emperor Unbend— The Emperor^ Ambitions—The Germans Well Pleaded. London, Feb. 6 —Aa explosion occurred to-day in the colliery at Abersychan in Monmouthshire. Three hundred miners were imprisoned and for several hours no communication could be had with them. An opening was finally af* footed and at noon two hundred of them were rescued. A number of those taken out were severely injured. The rescuing parlies are still searching for those remaining, but it is feared it will be impossible to save them Up to four o’clock this afternoon forty dead bodies had been taken from the mi no Fifty miners are still imprisoned. It is cot known whether they are dead or alive. The owners of the colliery et* ti mate that one hundred and twenty persons have lost their lives by the explosion. The cause of the explosion was the flooding of pits adjacent to that in which he explosion occurred thus forcing gas into tne pit where work was in progress and where it was ignited. I he explosion had a tremendous force, being heard a mile away. The first party cf rescuers organized endeavored to penetrate the pit through the old workings They got Li? enough to be able to see groups of dead But they could not reach them and were compelled to retreat. by suffocating volumes of smoke. Upon the first appearance of the diminution in she volume of smoke the rescuers went down the main shaft. They rescued a large number rf miners yet alive, but all badly burned, and they brought out sixty dead bodies nearly all so mutilated that their identity is impossible. The latest estimate of the dead is one hundred aud fifty. GHOSHAL FOREIGN NEWS. Sold Cofiist from I*# Clamatory. Cincinnati O., Feb 5.—Superintendent Heimau of the Cincinnati crematory and Charles Bloom, a paroled convict, have been arrested on the charge of selling coffins from the crematory. After the corpse ie burned the^e has been no further use for the coffins, and it was •p sed they were also burned. It now transpires that a regularly-organized ang has been stealing the coffins and selling them second-hand to undertakers cheap.    _ National Stan Manufacturer*. Chicago, Feb 6 —The National Stove Manufacturers’ association continued its annual session to dsy The report of Secretary Thomas was read and dis cussed and resolutions of respect for the late John 8 Henry, the oldest member of the association, were adopted The association closed its convention o night. J. M B fling of Stanwood, was elected president and G. 8. Cham berg, of Des Moines, secretary. THE B1LL-P08?. LIBEL SUI Manager Mln*r Recover* Damage* from th® Duff Optra Company. Sioux City, la., Feb. 6 —I. W. Miner, of Omaha, manager of the Grand opera house, appeared here Tuesday and sued out a writ of attachment on the property of the Duff Opera company, to secure a claim of $200. The company was billed lo appear in Omaha Sunday night, but could not get through the western snow blockade in time, and had to cancel it. Miner’s claim was for expenditure for advertising:__ CRAZY FROM GRIEF. THS IOWA LEGISLATURE. 8—Iona of tit® Honan aas Banat*. Des Mourn, Fob. 6 —In the house this morning a resolution providing for the members opening Hie proceedings with preyer instead of cell ing on ministers was introduced but failed to be adopted after taking two ballots on permanent speaker the house adjourned until tomorrow afternoon. THS SENAT*. In the senate this afternoon i special committee consisting of Wool and Dnrgan sen, Bolter and irargan was ap A spring medicine is needed by every-1 pointed on rules. Gobble pre-one. Winter food, largely consisting of I sen ted a petition from the commissioner salt meat and ***«■*! fats, causes the I appointed to examine into the matter 02 liver to become disordered and the blood I an industrial home for the adult blind impure, hence the necessity of a cleans-1 and a room was assigned for the ing medicine. The best is Ayer’s Sane-1 exhibit of articles manufactured by parilla.    (such persona. A memorial from the Im rn® Wife of Silas Typton, TM® Mw 4®r®4 Batcher, Insan®. Centerville lo,, Feb. 6 —Mrs. Typ ton, the wife of Silas Typton, who was murdered in his meat shop by Dr. W. F. S. Murdy, last October, is now a raving maniac as the result of mental anguish, caused by her husband’s untimely death. Tri plat* Bara# Special to Th® HAwk-Ey*. Muscatine, la., Feb. 6.—Mrs. Peter Durfer, residing six miles east of this Mar® Bas® Ball Salts Philadelphia, Pa., Feb. 6.—Solicitor Rogers for the Philadelphia league bail club to-day filed in c urt three bills in equity against Fogarty, Sanders and Farrar, asking the court ii each case to restrain the defendant from playing ball with any other club or organization in 1890 other than the plaintiff s club. Mexican Nots®. City of Mexico, Feb. 6.—Yesterday being the anniversary of the adoption of the constitution of the republic, it was observed as a national holiday and all the houses and government offices were closed. Influenza is increasing here and is causing so many deaths that a sufficient number of hearses are not available to carry the dead to cemeteries. Th® Unicorn* of aa Attack on Ex-President C2*v«laud’« Character. BUFI’alo, Feb. 6 —Evidence in the libel suit of Rev. Dr Ball for 125,000 damages against the New York EYelling Post, growing out of the presides*ial campaign of 1884, dosed to-day aud the council began summing up. Ball had attacked Cleveland’s personal character publicly, aud the Post had paid its respects to Ball for having clone so. John G. Milburn first summed up for the defense. He said it was to be regretted that the old feelings of 1884 were to be raked over by this minister and hi3 greed for money. The action was brought for the defamation of character to get ffioney, when it appears the p aintiff has not suffered at all in either character or purse. What an opportunity for a minister to be gracious and say that as the cam-pagn was passed he would let the matter drop. But no, he must drag it into court and rake up things painful to many A minister should not preach the gospel one day in the week and play the part of a detective the other six. Attorney Moot for the prosecution began his speech this afternoon. Supe pay. This is what you o*ught to have, in fact, you must have it, to fully enjoy life. Thousands are searching for it daily, and mourning because they find it not Thousand upon thousands of dollars are spent annually by our people in the hope that they may attain th! boon. And yet it may be had by all We guarantee that Electric Bitters, used according to directions and the use Powderly San Caiiasfcam Scranton, Pa , Feb 6 —Powderly today instituted a suit for criminal libel against Edward Callaghan. The warrant for Callaghan’s arrest will be issued to-morrow. The case grows out of matter J persisted in, will bnng you good diges i written by Callaghan during his recent I tion and oust the demon Dyspepsia anc trouble with Powderly.    I    install instead Eupepsy. We recommend -    --—-—t    I    Electric Bitters for dyspepsia and all dis . „ E*uw®d to ta® B*®t.    I    eages 0f ]iyer> stomach and kidneys. AU are entitled to the beet that their J 8old at ^ 01OO per bottle at Henry's Now Yore’* rair Bill Albany. Feb 6 —The vote by which the world’s fair bd was lost yesterday was to-day, by unanimous col sent, reconsidered in the senate and the bill passed When the world’s fair bill was received in the a^embly from the senate as amended, a motion was carried to non-cancur in the senate amendments, and a conference committee was ap pointed. _______ Democratic* ladle* In Montana Helena, Fab 6 — Af^er the adjournment of the senate yesterday eight dem-oc ali2 senators, incensed at the ruling of Lieutenant Governor Pickarda, in counting them present, took trains in different directions. They said they were going beyond the state line to get nut of the reach of the sergeant-at-arms Their continued absence will block all legislation._ Salt Rh®oa With Its intense itching, d^y, bot skin, often broken into painful crack*, and the httie. watery pimples, olten causes indescribable suffering. Hood’s Sarsaparilla has wonderful power over th!4* disease. It purities the blood and expels the humor, and the skin h-als Without a scar. Send for book containing many statements of cures, to C. I. Hood & Co., Apothecaries. Trowel!. Mass Bismarck and th® £mpir»r Un baa*. Berlin, Feb. 6.—The papers are fiUed with incidents of the dinner given by Prince Bismarck last evening. After dinner the company separated into three groups. Around tho emperor were Prince and Princess Bismarck. The emperor and the chancellor talked freely, while the deputies present listened The eoipc^or expressed his resolve to promote legislation for the bent fit of the working classes and to advance their interest!, and also expressed his intention to appoint a commission to investigate their condition and their needs. He spoke of the colonies and expressed regret that Germany did not possess the countless millions of money and the vast fleets of vessels that constituted the strength of England. Prince Bismarck talked of various reforms to be instituted and facetiously alluded, aa one of them, to his intention to shift the burdens of Hhe Prussian ministry upon young shoulders. THE GERMANS TLEArtBD Berlin, Fib. 6—The confirmation of the Samoan treaty by the United States affords general satisfaction here. Count Heibert Bismarck called upon Minister Phelps, av the American legation, this Horning, and congratulations wore exchanged. ‘ TUE BEGGARS’ EMPEROR.” London, Fob. 6 —The Standard's Berlin correspondent says the main purpose of the emperors decrees is to render necessary any exceptional an.i-socitl legislation after the expiration of tho limit within which the present law has force. The correspondent says he .ffoctof the emperor’s decrees can only be compared to that produced by news of Prussian victories in 18M and in 1870 The emperor is spoken f ss “the beggars* emperor” and m tennis of similar suggestion. The Austrian press praises highly the noble i itlative but is sceptical as to the success of such a conference. The Times’ Berlin corre?pondent believes he semi official journals are correct ic* their statement that the chancellor acquiesces in the emperor’s socialistic policy, and observes that Bismarck never cared a great deal for political consist-ncy. OFFICIALS TO BK DEALT WTTH. Paris, Feb. 6 —Aa order has been issued directing thai the secretary and others connected with the collapsed Soc te des Mataux be handed to the correctional police to be dealt with. arrested for conspiracy. Vienna Feb 6 — Ktiopkoff. a merchant of Rist'huk and formerly a Ruston officer, was arrested for complicity in thu Panitza conspiracy. He is believed to be the agent through whom the Russian legation in Bucharest acted with tho conspirators THE POPE’S BROTHER IS DYINO Rome Feb 8 - Cardinal Pecri, brother to the i op*:, is dying city, gave birth to triplet* last night, two money ^ buy ,0 every family should ,to„ c-irla nit a hnv All dmncr veil.    I____-    .* fV .    t__T# *__it. I uxufc ow*c. girls and one boy. All doing well. K 111*4 By sue Car® WMH® Drama. Special to The Ha wk-J* tx. Muscatine, Feb. 6 — A man named Nickelson. while drunk, fell from a train at West Liberty last night Both legs were cut off and he died at three o’clock this morning. ‘ Hie Fara*®r* for Larrabee. Special to Ths HAWk-Xrv.    _ Ida Grove, lo., Feb. 6 —"Hie Ida county farmers’ institute, in session here to-day, unanimously recommended Lar rabee for senator.__ Iowa Supreme coart Special to TSS Hawx-Rvx.-     . Des Moines, Feb. 6.—Supreme court business: Pence vs. Chicago, Rock Isl-1 girl he surely doesn’t go t and and Pacific railroad, appellant, from I glory.—Kearney Enterprise. ; have, at once, a bottle of the best family remedy, 8yrup of Figs to cleanse the system when costive or bilious. For sale in I 50c and $1.00 bottles by all leading druggists. __ Saws Tatar®® SMI Diaaaoa4®# Cleveland. O., Feb. 6.— Sneak thieves to-night stole $4,600 worth of diamonds and other jewelry from the residence of I J. B. Perkins. H® la Waat*4 ta iliiaol* Dover, Me , Feb. 6.—County Attorney Parsons has received a dispatch from Birmingham, Alabama, stating that the man arrested there on suspicion of being Hall, wanted in this state for murder, proves to be another person who is wanted in Carmi, White county Illinois. A tsardom Rafasid. Chicago, Feb. 6.—Governor Fifer to-day refused to pardon Michael Leyden. I J-™* “    ^ [oneof the Chicago ‘Doodle” cawnie-    J“*!ZiS5 La Grippe Statistics# Springfield, His., Feb 6 —Dr. Ranch, secretary of the board of health, to-day issued his quarterly report and ywnly HtiYy Sbow Storm la Kaa«a® Kansas City, Feb 6 —An Assoc!a’ed Press dispatch from Oakley, Kansas, says a heavy snow storm is in progress throughout the entire western portion of the state. So far travel has not been de layed. _ Fir® Spreading la rn MIW Wilkesbarre Pa , Feb. 6 —The fire in the Petti bone shaft, by which four men were seriously burned yesterday, i spreading and the shafts have been sealed up. __________ rkW Jury Briber*. Chicago, Feb. 8 — By agreement of counsel the arguments on motions made on behalf of the alleged Cronin jury bribers were postponed until Monday next _ TP® Fir® UMor«. New York, Feb 8 —Fire in the Mat ting factory of Joseph Weld & Co , in Brooklyn last night did about $150,000 damages. The less was covered by insurance. _ Sleeplessness, nervous prostration, nervous dyspepsia, dullness, blues cured by Dr. Miles’ Nervine. Samples free at J. H. Witte’a Arn ft •Anrm GoYtraor FI*ml a* Iaaagurmted. Charleston, W. Va, Feb. 6.—Gov em or Fleming was inaugurated to day. This evening there was a brilliant recep tion at the state house. Happily Stated Comepondenoe of The Hawk-Et*. Dodgeville Feb. 6 —Married, at the home of the bride s parents, at Dodge-vide, February 5 by Rev. Ashpole, of Sperry, MLs Hattie Thompson to Mr. Ralph Wilson, of MV Pleasant. Mr. Wilson is one of H^nry county’s successful f rmer8 M rh Thompson is one of Des JA inns county’s fairest daughters. A [large n :mrer of guests were present and a good many valuable presents were given. Aper the ceremony and congreve aliens all p*rtcK>k of a bountiful re-last. Many kind wishes go with the happy couple.    • Special to The Hawk-Ktx. Kirkwood, Iii, Feb. 6—Married at six o’clock this evening, at the residence of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J icob Ackerman, Mr. Ed. A. Johnson and Miss Mollie Ackerman. Misses A gnes and Helen Bock, of Burlington, I were among the invited guests present. I called influenza reached Chicago, Decern stoners now In Joliet prison.    I ber 23 and has extended from the At When a young man is fired by his best ilantic to the Pacific and as far south aa rl he surely doesn’t go off in a blase of I Central America, spreading over agreater area and with greater rapidity than any Aa«w«r«4 UMti’a call. New Yoke, Feb. 6 - Edmund William Carlisle, president of the Bank of America, is dead.__ G»v®rncr Salamaaaa S®rl®a®ly III# Havana, Feb. 6 —Governor-General jui^«n*.nc* is seriously iii. TM® Lars®®* Basta®*® Kv»r Writs®* ay a LII* Asturaae® Compaay la a Moats. The business of the Equitable Life Assurance Society for January exceeds $21,000 OOO, which is more than $5,000,- 000 in excess of the amount written in January of the previous year. Its total new business last year amounted to $175,-000,000. Tae officers of me company .stat8 that, judging from the business in January and the condition of the society’s agencies throughout the world, it is reasonable to expect that the total business for the present year will not fall below $200,000,000.—New York Tribune, February I. _ The proprietors of Salvation Oil, the 1 greatest cure on earth for pain, will pay a large reward if any certificate published by them is not found genuine. Tom, Dick and Harry appear again with their Grandmother’s recipes lot c'ughs etc. but the people know Dr. Bull s Cough Syrup too well. Secured Damages -—William Myers, of R flfe, father of the two biy* who I were killed in the wrecking of a stock train at Malcolm recently, has settled with the company for $7,750. SootISH Rite Masons.—The twentieth I annual assembly of the Scottifch rite jot its of the valley of Lyons convened j at L*one Tucslay with a U»*ge awe*-dance. The basion win lost four say* ;