Burlington Hawk Eye, February 14, 1890

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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - February 14, 1890, Burlington, Iowa if i' m REPOBLICiNS REEDSE TO BREAK THE DEADLOCK BY LOTTERY. The Democratic Scheme—They Are Placed in a Bad Light-The Work of tile House—The Matter of Salaries—Iowa News* SAC, ) °. y >. 13.) The Hawk-Eyb Bcread, Capitol. Building Das Moines, la., Feb The expected break of the deadlock did not materialize, ag seemed almost inevitable, owing to the character and kind of influence which was being brought to bear on the democrats 10 have them accept the republican’s proposition. The democrats took enough time to consider the matter and when the tyouse was called to order this afternoon (the motion made by Holbrook was virtually nothing else than a feeler as to the republican sueding on the lottery scheme. After Hotchkiss had over-‘ ruled the resolution all the flemocrats were boiling over with madness and on reassembling in the caucus room the hot heads carried the day and the proposition was rejected. The democratic conference committee after adjournment then submitted another proposition, virtually the same as the resolution of Ho brook, providing for a settlement of the deadlock by chance. The first part of said proposition is briefly as follows: Whereas, A continuous session of the house for more than one month has developed tho fact that there exists a tie on the question of organization; whereas, the namer" us propositions and counter propositions which have beeD submitted aud retort od, till establish the fact that nether party will yield the speakership; nnJ, whereas    method provided for deciding ejections where there is a tie is by drawing or casting lots; and wheroas legislation being seriously de layed and The interests of the state re-qui e difficulties to be brought to a apt tidy and honorable adjustment ; therefore tho democratic and independent members offer and propose to divide the offices and positions of tho house into two parts as follow*: The speaker and one-third of the minor offices and positions bel )W the speaker and first claim of tho standing committees with the privilege of choosing two on the other side. The battery was to be managed by a committee appointed for that purpose. The republicans did not believe in gambling on the matter of principle, believing tneir proposition fair and refused the above without any debate un ani mously. What will develope now is hard to say. The democrats arc losing ground rapidly and stand in an unenviable position. Their party managers are disheartened and while they endeavor to put on a bold front it is evident all is not nappy within. All advantages are now on the republican side. Under the circumstances and the turn matters have taken to-day it would cause no great surprise to thoso who have impartially watched the proceedings to see the re publicans organize the house in the courso of the week. The matter of pay is still vexing the members. Auditor Lyons, by his communication to-day showed he was unwilling to take any risks and will not pay mileage nor salaries on the certificate of a temporary speaker. In his message he quotes the law quite fully to sustain luni’jelf in his position. The members, however, are not content with his opinion and thence have called on Attorney General Stone to give a written opinion on tho subject. There was no discussion of the matter at all to day It wa* shown several days ago that the law required the certificates to be furnished the auditor thirty days after the convening of the legislature and this has been done. What the attorney general will do in the matter is hard to say, but the members will not rest until they have it definitely settled SPEAKER HOTCHKISS ALL RIGHT It was plainly demonstrated to day that though there is a democrat in the speaker's chair, that party does not have complete control over the speaker. Hoi brook, when he presented his proposition calling for the settling|of the dead lock by drawing lots, supposed, of course, that Hotchkiss would rule in his favor* if any question of order was raised. Luke objected to the consderation of the proposition on the ground that it was not one of the matters provided for in the agreement, whereby a temporary organization had been reached. Holbrook contended that this had a direct connection with the matter in hand blit Hotchkiss sustained the objection of Luke and ruled the proposition out of order. After adjournment Hotchkiss received bitter denunciation from the democratic side, but it will do no good to go for him. He will rule as he thinks right, no matter what the party may think. __ I DIMOCKAIIC SCU BM JCS. don’t you think our scheme of getting democratic fanners to fiend in Farmers’ Alliance petitions against Allison is a good one? You see the members of the (legislature don’t know who the signers are and they are getting terribly scared ' at having so many of them coming in. It is a great scheme and we are going to work it for all it is worth ” As soon aa Foyncer got a chalice he informed the gentleman that he was not Hotchkiss, that he was a republican and thought there must be some mistake, as a republican was not generally made the repository of democratic secrets. The democratic brother looked dumbfounded and then suddenly left. The democrats were in caucus all morning. The work of the leaders among the members last night was productive of some thought, and although nothing could be learned as to the inside workings of the caucus, it is well known that matters were considered very seriously and thoroughly. The statement made this morning that Senator Allison has been telegraphed for and that his supporters are in need of his presence, and that his interests are endangered is without any foundation whatever and proves to be nothing but a democratic bluff. There is no trouble whatever in the Allison camp and the 78 republicans in the legislature are more firmly his friends to-day than at any time since the session began. There must have been Borne interesting scenes in the democratic caucus. It held continuously from 9:30 to twelve and met again at 1:30. Just before time for being called to order in the house they filed in and there was a rush at once to find out what had been done. The uni form answer was: “We have reached no conclusion, and the matter is still open for discussion.’* From what was said by members the sides for and against the adoption of the proposition were very evenly balanced, so much so that each were afraid to take a ballot before dinner, and after dinner the discussion precipitated prevented any vote being taken. The sides arrayed for and against are about aa we have stated be fore; the supporters of Hamilton standing for rejecting the proposal, and the others strongly favoring it. Shortly be tore time for caucus this afterno r>, i was noticed that Smith, of Boone, independent, remained iii ma seat after the rest of the democra ic hosts had departed. Soon after Evart came in, and after consultation with Smith both went into the caucus This is rather aignifl cant inasmuch as Evart remained out of the democratic caucus a couple of days ago. Matters assumed a very business-like appearance in the house this afternoon. A letter from Secretary Tracy thanking the members for their sympathy, was read and made a part of the record. The governor’s message was received and filed, and a communication read from the state auditor, saying he would not issue warrants for mileage of members or pay of employes or certificate of the temporary speaker. Only three pairs were announced and then the roll was called as usual to verify pairs. AUTOCRAT JIM B. WEAVER- FpraltUN Attempt to Rita Down Allison—A Democratic Blad. LAMM LAST. DIREST OF HIS ARRHAL HESSARE TO THE LEGISLATURE. It is Chiefly Devoted to State Institutions—He Favors the Prohibition Policy and Vindicates the Railroad Law-Other Topics, (Special to Tbs Hawk-Btx >f Dks Moines, Feb. 13 —With the re \turn of the delegates from the Marshall >wn convention of the Farmers’ Alliance and Knights of Labor some light las been shed upon the actions of that >ody. On the first day there were over lone hundred delegates in attendance. 'and at this time a resolution condemning Allison was introduced, but could not be adopted. The convention was composed of both democrats and republicans, with a sprinkling of union labor men. It was a noticeable fact that the men de Blanding the defeat of Allison were not republicans—not one of that faith advocating such a movement. The anti* Allison party was not a majority in the full convention. When the resolution was adopted yesterday there were only thirty-eight delegates in the hall, less than half the whole number, and then the resolution passed by a bare majority. Senator Bogle, the democratic senator from Jasper county, came up to the meeting yesterday for the avowed purpose of engineering that resolution through. He waited until the number of opponents was reduced auf flciently and then carried his point. Even some of the union labor men were down on it; such men as Calamity Weller, for instance. Many not favoring the resolution and not caring to be noted as voting against it, left the hall to avoid responsibility in that direction. The union labor men were unwilling to favor the measure because they have some measures they desire to get through the legislature this winter, and such action as taken will not have a very powerful tendency to influence the republican members their way. The friends of Allison, being conversant with these facts, are not at all exercised over the matter and have no fears of any change of votes when it comes to election. It would be rather advisable for the democratic workers to thoroughly famil Striae themselves with the personal spot their members so no em mistakes would occur. Not ago a vary enthusiastic democrat, thoroughly familiar with their to Lieutenant Gov* and began talking chance for an inter-“Mr. WrtfrKH—, Iowa Almost Under tao Thumb of tho Political Freebooter. Des Moines, Feb. 13.—General Jim B. Weaver has bobbed up again in Iowa politics and is taking much more than a neighborly interest in the deadlock. He is more than usually communicative, and says that the democrats should never yield the speakership to the republicans and that any kind of compromise which gave that position to the republicans should never be thought of seriously. He could control the independents, he said, and they might safely be depended upon to stay here till next winter before they would vote for any other than a democrat for the permanent presiding officer of th« house. Genera! Weaver knows several things about politics which he turns to the advantage of General Weaver at every opportunity He knows that he can never expect anything from the republicans, and ne is also aware that he has been looked upon with disfavor by the democrats; accordingly, when the session opened, and it became understood that Brother Swart was believed by the republicans to have certain leanings towards them, General Weaver camped with the gentleman from Poweshiek county and dragooned him into the support of the democrats He told him not to do any business whatever with tho republicans unless they gave him the speakership. This was a concession that General Weaver knew the republicans would never make, but he got Ewart’s ideas so exalted that he was easily held in leading strings by the democrats. By thus exercising his power General Weaver put himself on better terms with the democrats. Last week, when everybody, including many of the leading members on the democratic side, begau to talk about a compromise which should give the republicans the speakership, General Weaver loomed up again. He said that he had been delivering speeches to tho farmers in different parts of the state, and he claimed that the democrats were gaining by the prolongation of the deadlock, and that they must stick. They need give themselves no uneasiness, he said, about the independents; he would see that they staid just as long and voted just as often for the democratic candidate for speaker as the most pronounced bourbon. In a short time the effects of General Weaver's “lectures” began to be manifest, for every one of the democrats took up the refrain and would hear of nothing except a democratic speaker. la all of this can be seen the additional backbone imparted by the presence of General Weaver, and he it to day looming up as the autocrat of Iowa politics. A Shooting Affray. Special to Thrn Hawk-Eye. Lamollk, la., Feb. 13.—A shooting affray occurred last night at Capen’s school house. A crowd of people assembled there to attend a literary society and the school directors ordered that the house should not be opened because a previous meeting had not been orderly. They got to quarreling, and in the midst of the strife a number of shots were fired. Preston Hagavecamp was shot in the side, the ball coining out at the hip. The wound is dangerous, but not necessarily fatal._ ArrMUd for Sailing Liquor. Keokuk, Iowa, Feb. 13.—William Cofferin was arrested here to day for selling intoxicating liquors contrary to The warrant was flied last April, Des Moines, Feb. 13,—Governor Larrabee unexpectedly sent his biennial message to the legislature to-day. It is unusually long, filling about ten columns, and a large part is devoted to a review of the different state institutions with recommendations as to their needs. The governor favors municipal suffrage for women and the main features of the Australian ballot system. He declares for the revision of the tariff, and on this point says: Through trusts and combinations the prices of many of the necessaries of life are greatly increased to the undoubted disadvantage of the farmers who do not receive just equivalent in exchange for commodities. It is clear this evil is aggravated by incongruities of the present tariff and tariff revision should be no longer delayed. The accumulation of funds in the national treasury is a fruitful source of many evils and cannot be defended on any sound principle of political economy. The History of our country and the most powerful argument in favor of the protection of our industries and the wise and patriotic policy will oppose every effort to de grade American labor. Yet while the protection features of the tariff should be carefully maintained, undue protection should not be given any interest. The duties on tea and coffee long since disappeared and those on sugar, rice and other necessities should be removed before the internal revenue tax on luxuries ate disturbed A large part of the message is devoted to the railroads. The governor thinks time has proven the wisdom of the railroad laws passed two years ago. He makes some radical recommendations for further railway legislation and on this point says: “The commissioners should be authorized to make joint tariffs. There seems to ba at present no necessity for the enactment of a maximum tariff schedule, yet contingencies may arise which would make such statute desirable. Passenger fare on first-class reads shoule be reduced to two cents per mile. Experience here and in Europe show a low rate is the most remunerative. The practice of profusely distributing passes has been abandoned, but free transportation is still furnished under various pretexts to favorite individuals and even to public officials contrary to law. Sufficient penalties should be provided to prevent this abuse. No pass is offered to a public officer at the present time without an improper motive. Officials who have to deal with questions arising between the people and tne railroad companies will be held in distrust as long as they continue to accept favors of this kind. All corporations for pecuniary profit should be required to report annually the names of their stockholders and amounts of their income, expenditures, assets and liabilities. Such corporations as railroad, telegraph and telephone companies should also be required to report what aalaries were paid their officers and employes, and the railroad companies should be compelled to make their reports in such manner as may be required by the commissioners. Publicity in corporate transactions is unfavorable to the development of abuses, Hates should not be increased or train service diminished without approval of the commisioners who should also be vested with authority to examine into the business of the companies and for this purpose to summon persons and call for papers, books and accounts. Such requirements are necessary to prevent abuses and enable the commissioners to discharge intelligently their duties. That it is the duty of the boards of railway commissioners to protect the interests of the people and that this, indeed, is the very object for which they have been called into existence, have been asserted by the interstate commerce commission and other high authorities Secret contracts and subsidizing should not be permitted, nor should the companies or ther managing officers be allowed to be engaged in coal mining, meat packing or any similar business without the permission of the commissioners. When the railroad companies have entirely abandoned the practice of engaging in branches of business foreign to their mission, as well as such evasions of law as rebates, drawbacks, overbilling and underbilling, there will be an equal contest for all in the arena of legitimate enterprise. A law should be enacted prohibiting the running of any but necessary trains on the Sabbath ” He urges the adoption appliances to investigate the dangers to trainmen in coupling cars, etc. The railroads should give more attention to the improvement of property, abolishing old wooden bridges, etc. The governor severely scores the railroad trust and all the combinations of that nature The railroads, he says, were called into bring by the people to promote the common welfare, and the state can not tolerate “the usurpation of power nor conspiracy on the part of its creatures. Prohibition is discussed at great length. The governor argues for the retention of the law and thinks it has proved quite satisfactory. F ARW KIEL’S FIRE. lake again. There are sixty passengers en board, mary of _ whom are becoming anxious at the imprisonment. Yesterday afternoon a party of five walked ashore from the boat, making the journey in three hours. Another party of five left shortly after and it was thought they were lost but they reached shore in safety this morning. Iowa Saprmt Coart. Special to THI Hawk-Eye. Des Moines, lo., Feb. 13.— Supreme Court* Duncan vs. Finn, appellant, from Taylor county, reversed; Hubbard, appellant, vs. Weare, from Linn county, reversed; Tama Water Power Company vs. Hopkins, appellant, from Tama county, affirmed; Taylor County vs. Si and ley, from Union county, reversed. The court formally overruled the motion for a rehearing in the case of Mus-chradt, convicted of connection with the Haddock murder, and the judgment of the lower court is affirmed. The defendant will now have to go to prison unless pardoned by the governor, which is not probable._ Walton la Canada. St. Louis, Feb. 13.—Superintendent Fuller, of the Pacific Express company, has received a telegram that F. A. Walton, the clerk who stole $35,000 of the company’s money at Dallas, Texas, recently, has been traced to Toronto. Fuller says if it can be proved that Walton carried any part of the stolen money into Canada he can be tried there for grand larceny. _ SlBgm la a Wreak* New Orleans, Feb. 13 — At half-past eight this morning the Chicago contingent to the saengerfest arrived on the Quee' and Cresent line, having been delayed by an accident at Coaling. Alabama. Only three of the excursonsists were injured but their wounds are not of a serious nature. The engineer of the train was the only person killed. A LoecmAiiv* Izplodn, Pittsburg, Feb, 13 — About 8:20 this morning the boiler of a construction train locomotive exploded while near Douglas station on the Pittsburg Mc Keesport and Youghoigheny railroad thirty miles south cf hero Charles Jenkins, a flagman and a trainman named Ludwig were killed «nd three other trainmen badly injured. An Aixaniu Tragedy* Crawfordsville, Ark.. Feb. 13.—Ada Goss, daughter of H, C. Goss, a highly respected citizen, was found dead last night near her parents’ residence with her body full of buckshot and a short distance further on the decapitated re mains of George Corvett, employed as a laborer by Gobs, was discovered. Nothing is known as to the perpetrators of the crime._ A Defaulter and Wlfa Dwert«r. Batimore, Feb. 13.—A report is in general circulation to-day that the manager here of the European steamship line, who recently sailed for Europe, is a defaulter to a large amount. It is also said ■he took with him a woman not his wife and that his wife is almost insane over the affair. A Beneficial Snow. St. Louis, Feb. 13.—Dispatches from different parts of Texas state that an unprecedented snow storm has prevailed over a large area, and that the snow now lies on the ground from two to fourteen inches deep. Grain crops will be great ly benefited_ New York’# World’* Fair Fizsla. Albany, N. Y., Feb. 13,—In the assembly this morning the report that the conference committee on the world’s fair bill had failed to agree was pre sented and it was agreed to appoint a new committee._ Canned Goode Packer* Organized. Indianapolis, Feb. 13.—Canned goods packers to-day perfected an organization with L. G. Seager, of Gilman, Iowa, president. Resolutions were adopted opposing an increase in the tariff on tin plate.    _ Ti OKLAHOMA BILL. AFTER BEIM AMENDED TO INCLUDE NS ■AFE LAND PASSES THE SENATE. Discussing the Buies im the Hoise—I Iowa Patents and Pensions - The Worlds Fair Matter—General Washington News. m- new SHA HAD BEEN TO CHURCH. Her It and I Tka Immense CHI ce go Asta bllehm tnt | Partially Destroyed. Chicago, Feb. 13.—The large brick! and stone building at the corner of! Adams and Market streets, owned by the dry goods house of J. W. Farwell & Co., caught fire early this morning and before J the flames could be quenched the south | era half of it was gutted. This portion I of the building was occupied by Taylor i Bros, dealers in hats and caps, and I Work Bros , dealers in clothing and uni I forms. The heavy fire wall that runs I Hnsband Wa* Proud of Tried to Display Her. Lewiston Journal. I have a friend who doesn’t go to church himself, but sends his wife regularly. I dined with him last Sunday, and he took advantage of the circum stances to display her devotional tendencies before company “What was the text, 8ue?” he asked. “Oh, something somewhere in generations; I’ve forgotten the chapter and verse. Mrs. Hughes sat right in front of me wearing the worst looking bonnet I ever saw on a woman’s head.” “How did you like the new minister?” “Oh, he’s simply superb! And Kate Selwin was there in a sealskin that never cost a cene less than $100 “Did he say an ything about the new mission fund?” “No; and the Jones girls were rigged out in their old silks made over. You would have died laughing to have seen them “It seems to me you didn’t hear much of the sermon.” “The fact is, George, the new minister has a lovely voice; it almost put me to sleep.” A long silence followed, during which George absently helped me to pickles and mustard, while his wife sat looking as demure as a saint at a circus. Sud denly she exclaimed: “There! I knew I’d forgot to tell you something! The fringe on Mrs. Brown’s cape is an inch deeper than mine, and twice as heavy!” My friend changed the conversation to the last new novel._ If you want to feel well and vigorous and able to put vim into every action, take an occasional dose of Laxador. Price only 25 cents a package. For colic, dysentery, teething, and other diseases of babyhood, always use Dr. Bull’s Baby Syrup. A perfectly safe and reliable remedy._ Thankful Indians They have a Thanksgiving day down in the Cherokee Nation, and the follow ing is the preamble to the proclamation issued by Chief Mayes: “As our fore fathers, when nature’s children in pursuit of game, around the council fire in simplicity did give praise and thanks to the Great Spirit in their yearly mystic “ ‘great corn dance’ ” for the return of his great gift to them- the Indian corn —now, to day as a Christian nation of people, it is but meet that the Cherokee Washington, Feb. 18.—Among the bills reported from committees and placed on the calendar were two for the establishment and maintenance of Indian industrial schools in Michigan and South Dakota. The senate bill appropriating $600,000 for a public building in Portland, Oregon, was passed. The senate then resumed consideration of the bill to provide a temporary government for the territory of Oklahoma, the pending question being Plumb’s amendment to elude No Man’8 Land within the territory. Mr. Vest again spoke in favor of the amendment. Reagan and Plumb also advocated the amendment, the latter saying the condition in which No Man’s Land was left was a scandal on the legis lation of the country. He expressed amazement that the committee on territories had set itself so strocgly and so totally without reason against his propo aition of inclusion. Finally a vote was taken, resulting yeas, 27, nays 16, thus including No Man’s Land within the territory of Oklahoma. Mr. Plumb also offered an amendment to attach the Cherokee outlet to Oklahoma for judicial purposes. This was rejected after some debate, in which the discussion of several days ago as to the reported threats of the commissioners negotiating with the Cherokees was gone over again. Mr. Vest offered an amendment pro habiting the legislative assembly from authorizing the issue of any bonds, script or evidence of debt for any purpose except certificates for services rendered After considerable debate Vest modified this by limiting the prohibition to bonds in aid cf railroads and the amendment adopted. Some further formal amendments were agreed to and the bill was passed. In executive session of the senate the committee on foreign relations reported back the Russian extradition treaty with an objectionable clause eliminated—one which specifically exempted from the list of political crimes, the attempts upon the czar or any member of his family. The senate considered the British treaty for an hour and a half. An objection was made by several senators to the clause by which extradition was provided for persons charged with man slaughter, and obtaining money under false pretenses. After an executive session the senate then Adjourned._ THA HOUSE. DleeueeloK tk* PripQied New Code et Boi s. Washington, Feb. 13.—On motion of Hilt, of Illinois, the senate joint resolu tion was passed unanimously congratu luting the people of the United States of Brazil on the adoption of the republican form cf government. Consideration of ’he code rules were then proceeded with. Mr. Cannon, of Iilinos, from the com mitten on rules, reported an amendment requiring that the titles of committee reported, be entered in the journal and printed in the records; adopted. Mr. Cannon also reported an amendment to rule lo (relating to roll calls) to provide that after roll call the speaker shall not entertain a request to record the vot6 or announce a pair unless the member’s name has been noted undbr clause 3, which was amended to provide that on a motion of any member or suggestion of the speaker, the names of members sufficient to make a quorum in the house who do not vote shall be noted by the clerk and recorded in the journal, etc. The amendment was adopted. Mr. Cannon also reported an amendment providing that executive communications and senate bills may be referred by the speaker to the appropriate com mittees without being submitted to the house. After a brief democratic protest the amendment was adopted. Mr. Crisp offered an amendment to the rule providing that no dilatory motion be entertained by the speaker, adding the words “but a demand for the yeas and nays shall not be considered dilatory After a brief discussion it was rejected Mr. Crisp offered an amendment pro viding that the speaker shall not in any case refuse to entertain an appeal from his decision; lost. The house then took recess until to-morrow. safe to try to defend myself. When he j had become tired and quiet he told me that I must leave town, and right away. I asked to be permitted to get my clothes; and what wages were due me. To this he consented and walked with me down to our shop. As we were passing along I a man came up behind us and with a large hickory stick which he carried, repeatedly thrust it towards me, at the same time shouting: “Get up faster, make him run out of town/ McDonald interfered and told tbis I man to stop; that I was hurt enough and should be allowed to get my * clothes, ll got my things and went to my room on the opposite side of the street. The crowd followed us to the shop where my things were, and the police soon after j placed McDonald under airest. Later he wa3 fined $40, I was told. A policeman and two or three gentlemen called at my room and said that the mayor of the town had told them that if I wanted to I stay I could and he would protect me. The policeman, however, advised me to leave town, which I did, going to Mem phis. McDonald and two or three others came to the station at half past eleven that night to see that I was not farther molested. I understand that McDonald s fine was paid by the people of the town. The day following my arrival in Memphis there was a funeral procession in honor of Jefferson Davis, aud, fearing bodily harm, I purchased a pair of goggles to disguise myself.” Mr. Franz is twenty-four years old, was born in Alien county, Indiana and is a democrat_ GKNAKAL WASHINGTON NEWS A BDLKYDOCCMENT. IHE REPOBT OF IHE PARSELL COMMISSION PRESENTED IN IHE COMMONS. A Digest of Its Contents—It Will be Acted on in the Regular Order —Bismarck May Resign— Other Foreign News. TELA ABERDEEN, MIBS., OUTRAGE. Makes rn *ae-    I    through    the middle' of the structure pre-1 people should give thanks to the Chria but Coffin left the J®™*?™* Tented the spread of the flames to toe1    ^    “---■ recently and when recogn,zed was UkenljjQ^^j 0, ae building, which is filled with the heavy wholesale stock of Messrs. Farwell & Co. A careful estimate of the loss made after the fire was under control, places the total damage at $475,000, of which Work Bros. lose $325 OOO, Taylor Bros. into custody, convicted and sentenced to the county jail on the old charge. TM# Republican League. Des Moines, Feb. 18.—The executive committee of the Iowa state republican | league met here Wednesday to consider the matter of sending delegates to the I national committee. It was decided to send delegates, and they will be selected | at a meeting to be held to-day. A Smit Withdraws. Cedar Rapids, Feb. 18 —The Grand Consistory of Iowa to day withdrew the | suit against the Grand Lodge of Iowa and costa of the suit were entered against the consistory. This is preliminary to a I new suit to be brought by the plaintiff. $50,000 and Farwell & Co , on the building, $100.COO. One of the firemen received injuries by falling from a ladder which are thought will prove fatal. Three other men also received in j mitt, I but not of such serious character. It is vet a mystery how the fire started. The I loss comes especially heavy on the firms in the building owing to the coming spring trade, for which all hid been preparing. Not Itta than two thousand five I hundred persons will be thrown out of I I employment._ •Mitt Hmm wish leu. ___  _    13.—The!    Mackinaw City. Mich., Feb. 13.—The! I Murdy murder trial is drawing to a close (straits an blockaded with ice practically I in this city. The evidence is all in and I for the first time this season and aH trafficj the attorneys are making their argu-1 between the upper and lower j meats.    The    esse will go to the jury    to-1 is obstructed. The St Ignace* a transfer! morrow or    next day.    Ibotf, I* Md la th* ernahiag tai abdat . — .    .Door mil** north of tan ana will ptob- — SBfflta5k5i&£I»blT »o‘ b* n0e*Md nota th* wind Teen Ijtwijy obtain*,    blow*    tack    brio    the] ri&n God for his continued protection to our tribe in the enjoyment of their government and homes, and that though the many trials we had to pass he has continued to bless our people. It is but proper that we, as a Nation, should pause and give thanks to God that we nave been permitted to live in the enjoyment of this life and the peace and prosperity that surrounds tuft nervous prostration* nervous dyspepsia, dullness, blues cured by Dr. Miles* Nervine. Samples free at J, H. Witte’■ Anis atom Tile Muir Trial. | Special to Tn Hawk-Btb. Centerville, lo., Feb. •late gperteasea’e Tearaaaseat. Davenport, Feb. IS.—The board of directors of the State Sportsmen’a asso* (nation decided this evening to hold a stele tournament in this city on June IO, It 1$ and 13._ Sick headache is readily cured bv Mood’s Sarsaparilla, which tones and regulates the ntseeoau. and creates an appetite. - The G* a. B* Encampment. Chicago. Feb. IS.—Tbs department commander of the Illinois G. A. R, announces that the encampment will be beld at Quincy, March Ute and 12th. Henry J. Faez, lh* Victim, Statement. Washington, Feb. 13.—Henry J. Fanz was with Attorney General Miller an hour Tu-ssday afternoon, and later made the following statement to a reporter: ‘I am a tinner and cornice maker by trade, and on the 10th of December last I was employed on a building in Aberdeen, Mississippi At about seven o’clock on the morning of the 10th I went up on the roof of Lhe building to remove the can vas and rubbish preparatory to begin ning work for the day, and in doing so I untied a rope which was attached to the sheathing, not knowing that it was strung across the street and supported an effigy of Secretary Proctor. At about eleven o’clock od (fiat morning a man who had been employed laying floor on the second floor came up the ladder to the scuttle hole, and calling a fellow - workman named Miller and myself, said that he was disposed to befriend us, and ex plained that we had unfastened a rope to which was hung an effigy of Secretary Proctor, and it was his advice that we sfiould leave town before that night, for if the boys. who were very mad, caught us there, he said, they would ’tan us good.” This was the first warning or intimation which I had that I unfastened the rope that had allowed the effigy to drop to the street. I told Mr. Miller that ! if there was to be trouble if I remained I would leave town that afternoon as soon as possible after I had received what was due me from my employer. We talked the matter over until dinner time, when I went down the ladder. As I was passing out of the building a man named Will McDonald, whom I had known since I went to Aberdeen five weeks before and regarded as a friend, stepped UP; *ud calling me to one side inquired whether I had made the remark which had been attributed to me, that no one could hang an effigy in that town while I remained there. I answered in the negative, and told him that I had not been off the roof since early in the morning. He thereupon said to me: Ton can’t bulldoze us southern people in that way,* and struck me a hard blow in the face with a buggy-whip which BPBad in his hand, cutting my nose and almost dosing my eye. I threw up my hand to protect my face, and he then struck me several blows on tee back and shoulders. While this was taking place a large crowd had gathered, and shouted: ‘Lay it on to him.9 I was in my ahm-sleeves at the time, and tee CMM gather! eg around m I Two World’* Fair Bilic to ba Favorably Reported To-day Washington, Feb. 13.—The sub-committee on the world’s fair bill will report to the fall committee to-morrow, recommending that two bills, one the New York. Chicago and Sc. Louis combined measure, and the other the Washington bill, be favorably reported in the house and that a ballot on the question of the site be begun after the claims of the four cities have been presented. The bills may be reported to-morrow. ELECTION OUTRAGHS IN FLORIDA. The attorney general s response to the senate resolution a:king information eoncernirg the operations of the circuit coot! for me northern district of florida was laid before the senate to-dav. It cocrisis mainly in letters from officials f the court, setting forth that it is impossibly to enforce any process of the United States in connection with election cases as the deputies are abused, prisoners rescued- and witnesses terrorized. United States Attorney Stripling, in a letter informs the attorney-general that S C Saddler, supervisor of registration at Alachua county, pleaded guilty to two indictments for refusal to register parsons entitled to registration. His violations of the law were flagrant, but in view of the confession of guilt, promises of no repetition, etc, some prominent republicans, Stripling says, importuned him not to press judgment against Saddler until December, 1890, in the meantime Saddler to be released on $5,000 bail The purpose of this the district attorney says, is ultimately to have judgment finally suspended. He recommends the arrangement be carried out. Philip Walter, chief supervisor of registration, reports the facts in the Saddler case and adds: “I assure you, I put it mild when I inform you tfiat over ten thousand republican votes were thrown out after they were cast, and that in little upward of seven hundred precincts in this state at least ton persons in every precinct were kept off the registration list, and thereby deprived of a right to vote.” In answer to Attorney Stripling’s recommendation regarding Saddler, Attorney General Miller, on the 31»t of November, 1889. wrote: “It does not comport with my views of the administration of law that cue so evidently guilty of a grave crime should entirely escape punishment. I have submitted your letter to the president who concurs in the views above expressed.” international copyright bill. The house committee on patents by a unimous vote, instructed the chairman of the sub-committee to make a favorable report of house bill 3,914, international copyright bill. The bill allows foreign authors to take out a copyright in the United States on the same footing as Americans, providing that the typesetting, printing and binding is done wholly within the United States. The bill is amended to conform with the copyright bill pending in the senate. FOR THE RELIEF OF INDIANS. The president has authorized the expenditure of $3,000 for the relief of the present urgent needs of the Devil’s Lake Indians in North Dakota. A measure is pending in congress appropriating $25, -OOO additional for the subsistence of these Indians. MRS FOSTER’^ ARGUMENTS Mrs. J. Ellen Foster, of the W. C. T. U , to-day addressed the house committee on alcoholic liquor traffic in favor of the passage of the bill introduced in the house by Dingley, providing for a commission on the subject of the alcoholic traffic and the bill introduced by Struble, prohibiting the transportation of intoxicating liquors from any state or territory into any other state or territory contrary or in violation of the laws thereof. RELIEF FOR THE SUPREME COURT. Washington Fen. 13.—The subcommittee of the senate and house committees on judiciary to day gave a hear ing to the committee of the American Bar association upon bills intended to give relief to the supreme court and to facilitate the administration of justice. The bar committee agreed in favor of the establishment of an intermediate appellate court as the best means of affording relief to both the supreme court and and the inferior courts of the federal judiciary. CONFIRMATIONS. Daniel Dorchester, superintendent of Indian schools; George N Aswell, marshal for the eastern district of Wisconsin. A SENTENCE CONFIRMED. The president confirms the sentence of court marshal in the case of Lieutenant Colonel Fletcher, but mitigates it to bus pension from rank and duty on quarter pay for three years. POSTAL APPOINTMENT. Among the appointments made by the president to-day were the following postmasters: Illinois—George J. Castle, Carlinville; William M. Lewis, Lena; James A Willoughly, Bellville. Iowa— Holsey A. Saunders, Waterloo; Lewis B. Thornburg, Perry; Rufus J. Sparks, Jefferson; William R Shriver, Winterset London, Feb. 13.—The report of Judges Hannen, Day and Smith, the special commission appointed to invest! gate the charges made by tbs Time? against the ParnelLite members of the commons was laid ou the table in the house to-day by Matthews, secretary of the state for home affairs. The report* occupied one hundred and sixty-two pages. Each member of the house against whom the charges were made is treated separately. The judges find that speeches made by many of the Par neilites were intended to bring about a separation of Ireland from England and that the speeches of the others in view of the state of the country were calculated to foment crime. The greatest interest centres in the final conclusions which follow: First—We find the respondents, mem bere of parlament were not members of the conspiracy, having for its object the establishment cf the absolute independence of Ireland, but find some of them together with. Davitt, established and joined the land league with the intents py its means to bring about the absolute independence of Ireland as a separate nation. Second - The respondents did enter into a conspiracy by a system of coercion and intimidation to promote t Agrarian agitation against the payment of agricultural rents for the purpose of impoverishing and expelling from the country the Irish landlords. ihird - The charge that after denouncing certain crimes in public Guy after ward led the supporters to believe such denunciation was not sincere, is not established. We entirely acquit Mr. Parnell and other respondents of the charge of insincerity in their denunciation of the Phoenix Park murders, and we find the fac simile letter upon which this charge was chiefly based against Parnell is a forgery. The respondents did dis siminate newspapers tending to incite sedition and the commission of otter crimes. The respondents did not direct ly incite any persons to the commission of crime other than intimidation but they did incite to intimidation and the consequence was that crimes and outrages were committed by persons so incited. As to the allegation that the respondents did nothing to prevent criins ; and expressed no bona fide disapproval [cf crime, some of the respondents—in [ particular Michael Davitt—did express a j bona fide disapproval of crime and out rage; but the respondents did not denounce the system of intimid ation which led to crime and outrage, but persisted in this abstention of denunciation with a knowledge of its effect. The respondents defended the persons charged with the agrarian crimes and sup ported their families, but it is not proved that they subscribed to the testimonials for or were intimately associated with notorious criminals. As to the allegation that the respondents made payments to compensate pereoDS who had been injured in the commission of crime, we find that they did make such payments. As to the allegation that respondents invited the assistance and co-operation of and accepted subscriptions of money from known advo cates of crime and the use of dynamite, we find the respondents did invite the assistance and co-operation of and subscriptions of money from Patrick Ford— known as an advocate of crime acd dynamite; but it has not been proved that the respondents knew that the Clan-na-Gael controlled the Land League or was collecting money for the parliamentary fund, but it had been proved tho respondents invited and obtained assistance and co operation of the physical force party rn America, including the Clan-na-Gael, and in order to obtain that assistance abstained from repudiating or condemn ing the action of that party. Beside these there remain three spe rifle charges against Parnell personally, namely: (a)—that at the time of the Kil mainham negotiations Parnell knew Sheridan and Boynton had been organ izing outrages and therefore wiehed to use them to put down the outrage; not proved (b )—That Parnell was intimate with leading Invincibles; that he probably learned from teem what they were about when he was released on parole in Anni 1882, and that he recognized the Phoenix park murders as their handiwork; we find there is ?no foundation for this charge, and that the Invincible were not a branch of the land league. (c)- That Parnell by an opportune remittance enabled F. Byrne to escape from justice to France: we find Parnell did not make any remittance to enable Byrne to escape from justice Regarding two special charges against Davin that he was a Fenian and assisted in the formation of the Laad League with money contributed for the purpose of outrage and crime; that he was in close and intimate association with the party of violence in America, acd was mainly in strumental in bringing about an alliance of that parly and the ParaelHtes rn Am erica, we Ana it proved that Davitt was a Fenian and received money from the skirmishing fund constituted for the purpose of outrage. Tira was not, however for the formation of a Land League, it&e’f, but for the promotion of the agi tation leading up it. We find, also, that he was in such close and intimate ass elation with the party of violence in America, and was the man mainly instrumental in bringing about the alliance referred to J. J C. Lancy, J. F. K. O'Brien, R. Lalor, f Manne. J. Deasy, J. C Flynn, J Jordan. M J. Lane. D. Sheehy. D. Sullivan, G. N. Bura and Michael Davitt. Under the charge of diaeminating newspapers teed.cg to incite to crime the report lays stress upon the fact that Parnell did not produce the report of any speech wherein he denounced the use of dynamite; also, no denunciation by Parnell cf the action of the physical force party is Ireland or America has been given in evidence. Parc ell admitted that he was unable to cay that he had. by speech or action, found acy fault with the Fenian organization The eta ii sties of crime for 1880, 1881 and I SSO strongly corrob-ratt the statement that outrages fol* I wed the establishment of the Land League The agrarian crime raged in Ire’and when the Leage agitation was at t? height. A coincident decrease of crime with    the inactivity cf    the League was    equally    conspicuous    When the League was suppressed in ISSI crime dropped from 4 439 cates in 1881, to 870 casts in 1883 It was contended before the commission that the cau9C3 of crime were not due to the league, but to the chronic state of Ireland under the distress aggravated by eviction. Comparative statistics showed ice dominant cause was the league agita-ion During the severe distress of the years from 18-19 to 1853 inclusive, when 58 4 33 famines were evicted, the total agrarian crime was 4,245 whereas for    the    four years    from 1879 to    1882,    with 11,964 familiea evicted, the total record cf crimes was 11,333 The commission rejects the suggestions that crime was caused by secret societies by compensation for the disturbance bill, or that the decrease of crime after July. 18S2, was due to the arrears rent act and adds: The question is not whether other causes Cun be suggested ’he f;!ct being that the increase from 1879 to 1883. though not exclusively ascribed to agua ion was mainly due to the action of the league and its founders and leaders In the judgment of the cwt. the denunciations of crime quoted for the defence were of little vail because contemporareously with them the leaders and organizers were carrying on the agitation by means of -peeekes aud coLduct tending to encourage crime. The sentiment in Ireland against aiding the police in the discovery of c iminals was not confined to the ignorant but was shared by those from whose ecluca’ion juster viewfc of duty should prevail. Proof had been given that the League system—apically and indiscriminately delayed the expense of the defense of persons charged with agrarian crime. Knowledge that such assistance will in all cases be afforded must have an effect to encourage the persons so disposed to commit outrages. The same observation applies to the support of their families. Numerous books aud documents, which if produced ight have thrown light upon the League’s proceedings, were not produced. Generally we have not received from Parnell and the (Seers of the Land League the assissaiice we were entitled to expect in the investigation of the League accounts. The report proceeds to trace the course of the League’s movements in America and its connection with the Ciau-na-Gael Touching he contradicting evidence of Leeton and Parnell over the interview in the corridor of the commons in 1881, he balance of the probabilities was in favor of the accuracy of LeCaron. It was highly probable that Parnell would say to anyone whom he regarded a member of the physical force party in America that an understanding ought to be brought about between that party and Parnell and supporters in the league. It is abo probable Parnell would mention Devoy as the person best able able to arrange such understanding for Devoy had been among the principal agents through whom tho support of the Feniar.a had b en obtained. The purpose of such an alliance may be disputed, but the desire of Parnell and Davitt that the parties of physical force and open political movement should act in harmony has been proved by Devoy’e letter, corroborated by Le-Caroa. It Is not impossible that in conversing with the supposed revolutionist (LeCVon) Parnell expressed himself so as to leave the impression that he agreed with those favored revolution. Touching the Tenth convention of the Clan-na-G iel, at which Hullivan presided, the proceedings proved that the dynamite policy had been definitely adopted by the Chicago convention in 1881, at which T. p O’Connor was a delegate from Parnell DON’T WANT BRITISH HATS Liib mltM    to    Le    Imposed Upon by et ►h«r& JEVwwafecturer. Lisbon. Feb. 13 - Comical scenes were witnessed here over the developments regarding a popular hat. A fortnight ago an enterprising merchant put on the Pinto hat, warranted It became the rage, patriot buying one to ran* wiz nnabte to |tl swap, sad it was aa- flan Fivers UM Cepyrtfkt BUI. New York, Feb. 13.—The American Newspaper Publisher's association today adopted a resolution favoring the interaationa copyright bill proposed and expressing sympathy with the efforts of American authors to obtain fuller security for their literary property. latttM to ta* Beet. All are entitled to the best that their money will buy, so every family should have, at once, a bottle of the beet family yrup of Figs to cleanse the ays tem when costive or bilious. For sale in j 50c and $1.00 bottles by all    drug gifte _ DMBMntlc Seater# Astray, Portland, Ore., Feb. 13.—Six of Montana’s democratic senators are in the city and propose to remain until the Montana legislature adjourns. Advise tm Mein ere. Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup should always Im used for chuana teething. It soothes the child, softens the gums all pain, coma wind colic andia i remedy Aor dlanhma but UC scrupulous market the bcrpa rn vie in Portugal every Portuguese prove I ie patriotism Nearly 100,000 were auld in two weeks then it was suddenly discovered vhat the hats were real y made in hated England. There was a great revulsion of popular feeling, producing the moat eccentric «cer.es ic the streets It was not uncommon to meet bands of men destroying P alo hits a’, wholesale trampling and spilling on them, and threatening tnose who ell’] presifted in wearing them. Students were especially demonstrative, going about bareheaded to allow, as they said. the air a chance to purify their heads after wearing the detested British hats. _ GENERAL, KORJSIGN NEWS. A Sever* Battle Reported. London Feb. 13 — Advice is received that the troops of KingMenelek of Abyssinia. had an engagement with a force of General R^saloula. The battle was severe and Ida-a1 on I a was dangerously wounded ar d the army defeated. HKPORTED DEATH OF A SULTAN. London, Feb 13 —The report is current here that the Sultan of Zanzibar is clead. *    • m    ,    -    .    London,    Feb# 13.—A dispatch re- Id ^© opening of the report the judges I c<qvetj tfcja evenirg confirms the report refer to the unprecedented charac er of | 0f rleatb of the Sultan of Zanzibar, the inquiry. The history of the actions1 of the leaders of the Irish party from 1877 is recorded: the relations traced that existed between the founders of the land leaguer and the Fenians and Irish Americana. Referring to boycotting, it declares instances adduced before the commission proved it constituted a Bystem of intimidation of a most severe and cruel character. The boycott is a combination illegal both in its objects and those adopted to carry it cut It was an elaborate, all-pervading tyranny for the purpose of injuring the landlords as a class and drive tnem out of the country. This action of the league far exceeded the limits of just force in the public opinion and created a well-grounded terror in the minds of those suffering under it. The commission comes to the conclusion that this was the intention of those devising and carrying out the system. In our judgment the leaders of the league thus combining to carry out a boycott were guilty of criminal conspiracy. We consider this charge established against Parnell, Dillon, Bigga, Sexton, T. P. O'Conner, Mathew Harris. W. O’Brien, T. D. Sullivan, T. M. Hotly, T Harrington, £ Harrington, A. O’Conner, I J. E. Kenny, M Redmond, J. £ Bed I ntosd, Justin McCarthy, J. O’Conner T J. Condon, J. J. O’Kelly, Commas, Cox, I Patrick Hem, J. D. Cheapen, L. Leahy, |£ Leamy. J. (Barry, O IL Tai Maurice Healy, T. Quinn, Daniel iO’Rielly, Heary Campbell, P. J. Foley, SENTIMENTS OF THE PRESS Paris Ftb 13 --Republican journals approve the sentence imposed on the Due d’ Orleans yesterday, and say that the manifestations made by the Organists preclude the possibility of pardon for the duke or a rec action ct his sentence. The royalist papers declare that in view of his patriotic motives the sentence impost; d on the duke is monstrous. THE PANAMA COMMISSIONERS Panama, Feb 13.—The work of the commissioners is now rapidly approaching completion and they will immediately leave for New Orleans. From there they will proceed to New York, thence return home to present their report. MOUSSA BET IMPRISONED. Constantinople Feb. 13 —At the request of H irach, the American minister, tne porte has imprisoned in his palace Mousse Bey, the Kurdish chief, who Is charged with robbing and outraging christians in Armenia BISMARCK MAT RESIGN. Berun, Feb. 13 —The Vossiche Zaf-tung says the antagonism between the emperor and Bismarck has reached suck a point that it will necessitate the retire. meat of the minister The emperor is thoroughly disgusted with the present system of political police, as illustrated in the trial at Bberf eld. Headache, Neuralgia, Dizziii«si, Nerv-I awarn, Dr. MIW H. Witt*”*! totTHE BURLINGTON HAWK-EYE. Established: June, 1839.]    BURLINGTON,    IOWA,    UHT    DA    Y    MORNING,    FEBRUARY    14,    1890.    [Peicb:    15    Cents    pee    Week. ;

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